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Colby Copeland Makes Another Late Race Pass To Win Round #2 Of Speedweek Northwest

By Ben Deatherage

It was another electrifying night of racing for the Western Sprint Tour for the second race of the 2015 Speedweek Northwest for the Monday June 29th midweek race. With temperatures nearing the one-hundred degree mark the crowd at Southern Oregon Speedway would be on their feet the entire time during the main event. Twenty-eight drivers were in attendance representing the states of Oregon, California, Washington, and Montana as well as the countries of New Zealand and Australia.

Roseville, California young gun Colby Copeland was the leader in the opening lap of the main event in the Jim and Anette Van Lare owned Bianchi Farms/Cameron & Cameron Vineyard & Ranch Supplies/Kyle Larson Racing/Van Lare Steering Repair #5V A.R.T. As the field approached lapped traffic Roger Crockett would make an exciting pass on lap eight.

Crockett, in his Rocket Designs/Auto Stitch Embroidery/BC Motorsports/Parker Racing Engines #11 KPC, seemed to have the field the field covered but Copeland would not let him out of his sight. The only caution to occur during the race would be on lap nine which bunched the field up one last time.

With the long green flag run it would bring lapped traffic back into the picture. With just a few laps remaining Colby Copeland would make a daring move on lap twenty-six out of turn two as Crockett briefly got held up to take back the lead. It would be the second straight victory for Copeland as he has won the first two nights of the Speedweek.

Roger Crockett was second followed by the Scott and Jason Finley owned Finley Farms/CLT Logging/Rider Racing Engines #77 Maxim of Chico, California driver Kyle Hirst. Sean Becker, out of Roseville, California and driving the Dan and Cindi Menne owned Cherry Street Mini Storage/Mike's Hard Lemonade/PonyBracket.com/Shaver Specialties #75 Maxim, would end the night fourth after starting twelfth and the Wright Processing Systems/Larry Davis Farms/Tech9 Chassis/Stewart Ranch #94 Tech9 of Steven Tiner from Visalia, California was fifth and started fourteenth.

Roger Crockett was fast time of the night while heat races were won by Kyler Barraza of Roseburg in the Barraza Racing/Oregon Tool & Supply/Hedge Carter Gutter Service #87 Maxim, Snohomish, Washington's Seth Bergman in his Oilfield Equipment Manufacturing/Corridor Electric/Young Tool Company/Wesmar Racing Engines #23 Eagle, Colby Copeland, and Kyle Hirst. Kyler Barraza won the trophy to land the pole starting position for the main event and winning the consolation feature was Vern Wheeler Jr., of Central Point, in the Alliance Trucking/In & Out Gardens/Augie's Fiberglass & Boat/Richie Rich & The Tin Pimp Customs #21W JEI.

Speedweek Northwest continues to Coos Bay Speedway on Tuesday June 30th. Tickets are $18.00 for Adults, Juniors (7-17)/Seniors/Military $16.00, and Children six and under are FREE. Pit Gates open at Noon, Front Gates 4:00 PM, and Racing is scheduled to get kicked off around 6:00 PM. For more information log on to www.coosbayspeedway.us. For the latest info on the Western Sprint Tour visit their website at sprints.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary:

Western Sprint Tour Race #5/Speedweek Northwest Round #2

Monday June 29th, 2015

Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 5V-Colby Copeland; 2. 11-Roger Crockett; 3. 77-Kyle Hirst; 4. 75-Sean Becker; 5. 94-Steven Tiner; 6. 87-Kyler Barraza; 7. 35-Dominic Scelzi; 8. 1R-Ryan Robinson; 9. 22-Garen Linder; 10. 72-Phil Dietz; 11. 23-Seth Bergman; 12. 31C-Justyn Cox; 13. 55-Trey Starks; 14. 1NZ-Jamie Duff; 15. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 16. 5N-Seth Nunes; 17. 21-Colby Wiesz; 18. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 19. 5D-Patrick Dills; 20. 21W-Vern Wheeler

Hard Charger: Steven Tiner +9

Lap Leaders: Colby Copeland (1-5), Roger Crockett (6-25), Copeland (26-30)

B Feature: 1. 21W-Vern Wheeler; 2. 5N-Seth Nunes; 3. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 4. 5D-Patrick Dills; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie; 6. 45-Brent McGrath; 7. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 8. 2M-Aaron Miller; 9. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 10. 3-David Hibbard; 11. 3AU-Daniel Sayre; DNS 96-Greg Hamilton

Dash: 1. 87-Kyler Barraza; 2. 5V-Colby Copeland; 3. 1NZ-Jamie Duff; 4. 11-Roger Crockett; 5. 23-Seth Bergman; 6. 77-Kyle Hirst

Heat 1: 1. 87-Kyler Barraza; 2. 21-Colby Wiesz; 3. 55-Trey Starks; 4. 11-Roger Crockett; 5. 72-Phil Dietz; 6. 3AU-Daniel Sayre; 7. 45-Brent McGrath

Heat 2: 1. 23-Seth Bergman; 2. 75-Sean Becker; 3. 11K-Michael Kofoid; 4. 1NZ-Jamie Duff; 5. 1R-Ryan Robinson; 6. 5D-Patrick Dills; 7. 25S-Camden Robustelli

Heat 3: 1. 5V-Colby Copeland; 2. 3-David Hibbard; 3. 5N-Seth Nunes; 4. 94-Steven Tiner; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox; 6. 21W-Vern Wheeler; 7. 1-Bailey Hibbard

Heat 4: 1. 77-Kyle Hirst; 2. 35-Dominic Scelzi; 3. 22-Garen Linder; 4. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie; 6. 2M-Aaron Miller; DNS 96-Greg Hamilton

Qualifying: 1. 11-Roger Crockett; 2. 1NZ-Jamie Duff; 3. 31C-Justyn Cox; 4. 77-Kyle Hirst; 5. 72-Phil Dietz; 6. 1R-Ryan Robinson; 7. 5V-Colby Copeland; 8. 22-Garen Linder; 9. 55-Trey Starks; 10. 23-Seth Bergman; 11. 94-Steven Tiner; 12. 35-Dominic Scelzi; 13. 87-Kyler Barraza; 14. 75-Sean Becker; 15. 21W-Vern Wheeler; 16. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 17. 21-Colby Wiesz; 18. 11K-Michael Kofoid; 19. 5N-Seth Nunes; 20. 96-Greg Hamilton; 21. 45-Brent McGrath; 22. 5D-Patrick Dills; 23. 3-David Hibbard; 24. 70-Raquel Ivie; 25. 3AU-Daniel Sayre; 26. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 27. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 28. 2M-Aaron Miller

Western Sprint Tour Point Standings (Top Ten):

1. 55-Trey Starks 394; 2. 22-Garen Linder 374; 3. Roger Crockett 367; 4. 96-Greg Hamilton 325; 5. Justyn Cox 308; 6. 5N-Seth Nunes 293; 7. 45-Brent McGrath 276; 8. 87-Kyler Barraza 267; 9. 11K-Michael Kofoid 247; 10. 5D-Patrick Dills 242

Speedweek Northwest Point Standings (Top Ten):

1. 5V-Colby Copeland 188; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst 185; 3. 11-Roger Crockett 169; 4. 75-Sean Becker 163; 5. 94-Steven Tiner 161; 6. 31C-Justyn Cox 152; 7. 35-Dominic Scelzi 149; 8. 1R-Ryan Robinson 144; 9. 87-Kyler Barraza 138; 10. 22-Garen Linder 135

 

 

Price-Miller gets first MOWA win
Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series hosts 29 cars at Tri State Speedway
HAUBSTADT, Ind. (June 27, 2015) -- Parker Price-Miller used a turn four pass on lap 18 pass of race leader Hunter Schuerenberg to take the lead during the Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey's General Store feature win at Tri State Speedway, Saturday.
Schuerenberg won his heat and the dash, which gave him a pole for the start of the 25-lap main event. And was excited following the dash, saying, "This is probably as close to a hometown track as have." He also said it would be hard to find a way around him in the feature.
He was right.
Price-Miller, who started second, spent the first 17 laps trying to reel the race leader in after a pair of great restarts by Schuerenberg. The youngster from Kokomo, Ind., used a bold move coming off turn 4 to take the lead.
Kevin Thomas, Jr., was fast all night, and threw a couple slide jobs at the eventual race winner on lap 22 and 23 on restarts. Neither worked, as Price-Miller turned down the hill and ran away on the first attempt, and then used a better start to stay in front of the second attempt.
Unfortunately, for Thomas, Jr., a mistake in the pits before the race, took his second place finish away following the race. During preparation for the feature an illegal tire was inadvertently put on the car and took away the runner-up finish.
Schuerenberg officially took the second spot, followed by Critter Malone in third and Cory Bruns in fourth. Caleb Armstrong had his best career MOWA finish ending the night in fifth.
The Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey's General Store next sees action, July 10, at Lincoln Speedway, Lincoln, Ill. Illinois Sprint Week kicks off, Thursday, July 23, at Quincy Raceways with a double dip night, as they run with the World of Outlaw Late Models. Steve Kinser is slated to be in attendance for the night, as well as several other travelers. Tri-City Speedway hosts sprint weeks, Friday, July 24th, while Macon Speedway holds night 3, Saturday, July 25. The week will end at Jacksonville Speedway, Sunday, July 26. For more information visits www.midwestopenwheel.com or follow MOWA on twitter at @mowaspritnts.
Feature: 1. Parker Price-Miller, 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 3. Critter Malone, 4. Cory Bruns, 5. Caleb Armstrong, 6. Chris Urish, 7. Jerrod Hull, 8. Mike Terry, Jr., 9. Jake Blackhurst, 10. Paul Nienhiser, 11. Bret Tripplett, 12. Cale Thomas, 13. Jeremy Standridge, 14. Joey Moughan, 15. Jimmy Light, 16. Trey Datweiller, 17. Brad Loyet, 18. Jim Moughan, 19. Jamie Veal, 20. Kevin Thomas, Jr.
B-Main: 1. Datweiller, 2. Blackhurst, 3. Strandridge, 4. Terry, Jr., 5. Korey Weyant, 6. Jacob Patton, 7. Tom Busch, 8. Logan Faucon, 9. Patrick Budde, 10. Geoff Dodge, 11. AJ Bruns, 12. Carson Short, 13. Kody Kinser.
Dash: 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Price-Miller, 3. Loyet, 4. Thomas, Jr., 5. Thomas, 6. C. Bruns.
Heat 1: 1. Thomas, Jr., 2. Urish, 3. Tripplett, 4. C. Bruns, 5. Terry, Jr., 6. Blackhurst, 7. Datweiller, 8. Dodge, 9. Budde, 10. Kinser.
Heat 2: 1. Thomas, 2. Loyet, 3. Armstrong, 4. Light, 5. Hull, 6. Jo. Moughan, 7. Standridge, 8. Busch, 9. AJ Bruns, 10. Carson Short.
Heat 3: 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Veal, 3. Price-Miller, 4. Nienhiser, 5. Malone, 6. Ji. Moughan, 7. Patton, 8. Faucon, 9. Weyant.

 

Bruce Completes Weekend Sweep of NCRA/ASCS Sprint Action!

Park City, Kansas – June 28, 2015 - Tony Bruce, Jr. completed a double-header sweep of racing action as the Owasso, Oklahoma driver won the combined National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products and American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Red River region sprint car feature finale Sunday night at 81 Speedway in Park City.

J.D. Johnson and Jake Martens started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature with Johnson taking the lead as the green flag fell for the twenty-two car field.

Johnson, aboard the Whitehead Motorsports #8 led the first twenty laps before third starting Bruce, his second night aboard the Ochs Brothers #1x, took the lead from Johnson on lap twenty-one.

Bruce would never look back and kept out front the final five laps to claim his second feature event of the weekend, picking up his first the previous night at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Eleventh starting Jack Dover, driving the Swenson owned #24b, worked his way through the field and would finish second while J.D. Johnson settled for third. Martens would come home fourth while fourth starting and current NCRA point leader C.J. Johnson rounded out the top five, his fifth consecutive top five finish.

The three, ten lap heat race winners for the twenty-six car field were won by Bruce, C.J. Johnson and Jason Martin while Jeff Stasa claimed the twelve lap “B” feature.

After a busy five events the past three weekends of the month of June, the NCRA sprint tour will take the Independence Day weekend off before getting back into action on Saturday night, July 11, at Butler County Speedway in Rising City, Nebraska and will be joined by the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 sprint car series.

NCRA Sprints

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

6/28/2015

26 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Tony Bruce Jr. (Owasso, Ok), 2) Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, Ok), 3) Forest Sutherland (Cherryvale, KS), 4) Jon Freeman (Salina, Ks), 5) Shawn Peterson (Irving, Tx), 6) Fred Mattox (Drumright, Ok), 7) Ty Williams (Arcadia, Ok), 8) Jake Greider (Haysville, Ks), 9) Harli White (Lindsay, OK)

2nd Heat: 1) CJ Johnson (Quinter, Ks), 2) J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 3) Jake Bubak (Arvada, Co), 4) Josh Fairbank (Wichita, Ks), 5) Jack Dover (Springfield, Ne), 6) Jeff Stasa (Kingman, Ks), 7) Luke Cranston (Ness City, Ks), 8) Raymond Seeman (Jetmore, Ks), 9) Kaden Taylor (Forgan, Ok)

3rd Heat: 1) Jason Martin (Lincoln, Ne), 2) Jake Martens (Fairview, Ok), 3) Mikey Walker, 4) Jeremy Campbell (Wichita, Ks), 5) Kade Morton, 6) Charles McManus, 7) Joe Wood Jr. (Oklahoma City, Ok), 8) Keith Meyer (Norman, Ok)

B Feature: 1) Jeff Stasa (Kingman, Ks), 2) Ty Williams (Arcadia, Ok), 3) Joe Wood Jr. (Oklahoma City, Ok), 4) Shawn Peterson (Irving, Tx), 5) Luke Cranston (Ness City, Ks), 6) Harli White (Lindsay, OK), 7) Fred Mattox (Drumright, Ok), 8) Raymond Seeman (Jetmore, Ks), 9) Jake Greider (Haysville, Ks), 10) Kaden Taylor (Forgan, Ok), 11) Charles McManus, 12) Keith Meyer (Norman, Ok)

A Feature: 1) Tony Bruce Jr[3]; 2) Jack Dover[11]; 3) J.D. Johnson[1]; 4) Jake Martens[2]; 5) C.J. Johnson[4]; 6) Jason Martin[5]; 7) Jon Freeman[7]; 8) Jeremy Campbell[12]; 9) Harli White[20]; 10) Alex Sewell[6]; 11) Jake Bubak[9]; 12) Kade Morton[13]; 13) Jeff Stasa[15]; 14) Joe Wood Jr[17]; 15) Raymond Seemann[22]; 16) Shawn Petersen[18]; 17) Mickey Walker[10]; 18) Ty Williams[16]; 19) Luke Cranston[19]; 20) Josh Fairbank[14]; 21) Forrest Sutherland[8]; 22) Fred Mattox[21]

 

 

 

Zach Blurton Takes The URSS Win At Wakeeney Speedway

The United Rebel Sprint Series made its second appearance the 3/8’s mile oval at Wakeeney with nineteen teams making the pull. The field was a blend racers from Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado with some veteran racers Kenny Lutters and Howard Van Dyke rejoining the field with Clint Shubert and Mike Taylor coming in from Calhan Co. as well as Nate Berry of McCook Ne making the pull.

Liberal Kansas hot shoe Tracey Hill lead the field the green flag with outside pole sitter Jeremy Huish taking the early lead with Hill, Lance Davis, Koby Walters and John Webster rounding out the top five at the end of the first circuit. Lap three saw Walters take over the runner up spot relegating Hill to third on lap three. Seventh place starter Zach Blurton started his charge towards the front taking the fourth spot on lap four. Huish was holding the point with Walters, Hill and Blurton who made the pass on both Hill and Walters coming off of turn four on lap 12 . Unfortunately the red flag flew when Lance Davis took a tumble on the front stretch bringing the field to a halt.

On the restart Huish once again took the lead, with Walters, Hill and Blurton hot on his heels. Blurton used the high side to the second spot on lap fourteen and set his sights on the Huish. Blurton took over the lead on lap fifteen. Further back in the field Young guns Zac Taylor and Jed Werner were working their way to the front along with Brian Herbert. Taylor held the fourth spot until lap sixteen when Werner took the spot away. Herbert was challenging Taylor for the fifth spot for two laps with Herbert taking the position away on lap nineteen.

Herbert quickly went to work on the 50 car of Werner and grabbed the spot on lap 20. As the leaders approached lapped traffic the field bunched up Blurton held the lead with Walters, Herbert, Huish, Taylor and Werner rounding out the top six as the white flag flew. At the flag stand it was Zach Blurton picking up the win with Koby Walters, Brian Herbert, Jeremy Huish and Zac Taylor rounding out the top five.

The win by Zach Blurton was his first of the 2015 URSS season and he became seventh different winner out of seven events this season in the URSS Series. The Rebels will be hitting the dirt hard in the month of July as it marks the beginning of the “Month of Money” which begins a stretch of seven out the nine races being National Point Races. These races will be crucial to the Championship run for the Rebels.

The Rebels will be in action Friday July 3rd at the all new Colorado Motor Sports Park in Byers Colorado.

For more information on the United Rebel Sprint Series visit www.unitedrebelsrintseries.com for a complete schedule, driver information, up to date point information and more much. If you can’t make it to the races you can catch all of the action on www.racingboys.com with Kyler Fetters calling the action.

A-Feature 1 Zach Blurton 2 Koby Walters 3 Brian Herbert 4 Jeremy Huish 5 Zac Taylor 6 Jed Werner 7 Tracey Hill 8 John Webster 9 Nate Berry 10 Clint Schubert 11 Jordan Randles 12 Brandon Sprott 13 Howard Van Dyke 14 Ken Lutters 15 Mike Taylor 16 Ryan Walters 17 Aaron Ploussard 18 Lance Davis - DNF 19 Jeff Radcliffe - DNF

Heat race winners, Lance Davis, Jed Werner, and Zac Taylor

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger award goes to Zach Blurton, moving up 6 spots for the win.

 

 

Maas, Arenz, Sancinati, Scheffler and Wenninger win at PDTR
6-27-2015 Plymouth, WI
Amy Juech

Cellcom Outlaw Compacts were first this evening with Scott Schlafke and Shaun Bangart setting the pace. Schlafke took control with Chris Maas settled in behind. Schlafke set a very quick pace; Brody Rivest was passing on the high and low side in pursuit of the leader. Lap 7 brought Schlafke to the lapped traffic ofManthie driving for Jon Hitsman. Leader Schlafke was being contested by Maas and Pankow until Pankow broke going into the white flag lap. Schlafke then brakes after taking the white flag allowing for Maas and Rivest to get by. Rivest(Sheboygan) has Maas out of turn three until driving a little too hard and Maas (Oakfield) was able to sneak past and capture the win in this caution free race. Schlafke(Cleveland) manages to limp his car around to finish third, followed by Lonny Schlafke(Sheboygan) and Tara Springstroh (Kaukauna). Hard Charger passing eight cars was Brody Rivest.
Heat Winners: Brody Rivest (Sheboygan), Scott Schlafke (Cleveland)
Sport Mods joined us this evening with Tom Schnicke and Michael Plate setting the pace for this 20 lap feature. First green flag waved off after a very rough start, drivers realign and try again. Schnicke led lap one unit Plate passed him to lead lap 2. Cody Eickberg settled into second with Travis Arenz on his back bumper. Both of these drivers have many laps on PDTR surface before this evening. Gary Glander and Schnicke run door to door for sixth place. Arenz successfully passes Plate after working high and low for two laps. Lap 13Arenz has a straight away lead over the field, eventually coming up to lap traffic of Brandon Knepprath. A four way battle still continues for second place between Plate, Eickberg, Rick Kretschmann and Brandon Berth. Checkers fly for Travis Arenz(Sheboygan) in a clean sweep for the evening, trailed by Plate, Knepprath (Kewaskum), Berth (Plymouth) and Eickberg(Plymouth) rounding out the top five. Arenz was our hard charger passing eight.
Heat Winner: Travis Arenz(Sheboygan)
Charlie Sancinati and Melissa Singer bring the Feldman Sales and Service Grand Nationals to the green flag. Sancinati pulls out to lead with Roger Lee tucked in behind. Kevin Lubach is trying to look past his hood interference, seems not all his hood pins were in. First yellow flies for Matt Yancey and Brad Lubach tangling on the backstretch. Roger Lee wastes no time to take over the lead, trailed by Sancinati, Singer, Steven Weber and Tyler Kulow. Four wide doesn’t work coming to the line as Luke Scholtenskimmed the front stretch wall but able to continue. Another caution flies for Yancy and Mark Fieber spinning in turn 2. Lee managed to hold the lead for a lap on the restart until Sancinati regained control. Kulow and Weber swap positions with Singer in attempt to catch the leader. Brad Lubach, Jeff Lammers and James Pagel battle out seventh place. Lee attempts the outside until another caution waved for Sorce Jr., Barry Maas and Scholten collecting each other in turn 4. Sancinati continues to lead the field, while Lammers, Ben Konen, Tim Simon try and settle into ninth place. Final caution waves for Maas coming to a stop in turn 1 with a flat tire. Green, White, Checkered restart determines this evenings winner Sancinati over Lee (Wind Lake), followed by Kulow (New Holstein), Brad Lubach(Kiel) and Kevin Lubach (Elkhart Lake). Hard Chargers were Tyler Kulow and James Pagel each passing eight cars. Charlie Sancinati rounds out his three night winning streak (141 Speedway, Manitowoc Speedway and PDTR).
Heat Winners: Don Sorce Jr.(West Allis), Tim Simon (Fond du Lac), Brad Lubach (Kiel)
Johnsonville Sausage Late Models rolled trackside next with Eric Michaels and TJ Dolhun making up the front row. Green flag is short lived as Michaels spins in turn 2. TJ Dolhun steps out to take over the lead closely contested by Kyle Odekirkand Russ Scheffler. Taylor Scheffler and Brad Mueller battle for sixth place. Dolhun and Odekirk are door to door a few laps until Odekirk prevails. Tim Buhler enjoyed the door to door battle allowing him to pass Russ Scheffler for third. Buhler manages to pass Odekirk for the lead. Buhler and Russ Scheffler run first and second until a high side pass by Scheffler to take over the lead. Scheffler becomes unstoppable with over a half second lead. Brad Mueller running fifth is over five seconds back. Justin Schmidt works his way around Buhler for second. Scheffler encountered lap traffic of Charlie Schmidt. When the checkers flew it was Russ Scheffler (Waukesha) over Schmidt (Cleveland), Buhler (Glenbeulah), Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha) and Brad Mueller (Random Lake). Hard Charger passing 8 was Justin Schmidt.
Heat Winners: Justin Schmidt (Cleveland), Rick Scheffler (Waukesha)
AldagHonald Mechanical Sprints push off last this evening, with Shane Wenninger and Randy Sippel setting the pace. Wenninger checked out immediately to lead lap one with Jim Melis trailing. DannonTessmer and Justin Miller compete for twelfth place with Yurmanovich looking to join. Wenninger was just lapping traffic when a caution waved for a lapped car of Derek Siegel spinning in turn 3. Wenninger had competition with Donny Goeden and Tim Haddy right behind for the restart. Wenninger wasted no time finding his groove back on the high side with Goeden settled in behind. Haddy found his line and was battling Goeden for second, eventually swapping spots. Lap 13 Wenninger was back in lapped traffic of Josh Teunissen and Douglas Pietz. Wenninger hit all the right spots to keep Goeden from gaining ground as he continued to lap traffic. Jason Johnson maneuvered his way through traffic to battle Melis and put his sights on Haddy. As the laps wound down Wenningerwas having a harder and harder time with more lapped traffic to contend with as Goeden was moving in. Goeden eventually passed Wenninger being held up by lap traffic for a short time. Wenninger battled back using lapped traffic to regain the lead; Goeden ran high enough to rub the outside wall. When the checkers flew it was Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum) winning his first Feature, second was Goeden (Kewaskum) followed by Jason Johnson (Campbellsport), Tim Haddy (Waupun) and Jim Melis (Glenbeulah). Hard Chargers were Donny Goeden and Mitchel Yurmanovich both passing 5 cars.
B-Main Results: Mitchel Yurmanovich (Cascade), SpyderAkright (Sheboygan Falls), Kirt Boers (Belleville), Josh Teunissen (Waldo), Douglas Pietz(Milwaukee) and Derek Siegel (Milwaukee).
Heat Winners: Jason Johnson (Campbellsport), Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Tony Wondra (Campbellsport)
Thank you to PDTR for being the evening’s trophy sponsor. Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Cranston Wins Steve King Memorial in URSS action at Dodge City

Luke Cranston became the 6th different winner in as many races this year as he claimed the URSS portion of the Steve King Memorial Saturday night at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City Ks.

While Cranston handily led all 25 laps for his second DCRP score of the year, it nearly slipped away with a close call coming off the final corner to the checkered flag.

“I about bit it there, those two cars got crossed up a little then I got sideways and then it jerked the front end over,” Cranston explained of the near disaster.

Starting from the front row outside, Cranston weathered a daring opening lap slider from Billy Alley to capture the lead. While Alley nearly looped it, he gathered it up but not before falling back to fourth on the opening lap.

With Cranston out front, Wyoming’s Zac Taylor assumed second at the midway point when second-runner Ty Williams was forced pitside after narrowly avoiding Connor Atkinson’s wild turn two flip. Fourth-place at the time, Jake Bubak retired to the pits under the same red flag.

Taylor chased the rest of the way but was unable to mount a challenge on Cranston for the point. Jason Martin battled past Alley for third on a late restart, with Alley crossing the stripe fourth. J.D. Johnson outlasted Zach Blurton in a spirited battle to round out the top five.

Entering the night atop URSS points, Jed Werner picked up the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger award and the $300 Steve King Hard Charger bonus by rallying from 18th to eighth.

The flag flew twice in the URSS feature, once after 13 laps for Atkinson in turn two and again four laps later when Tyler Knight made hard contact with the wall exiting turn four and flipped.

Results:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 5x-Jason Martin, 3. E85-Billy Alley, 4. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 5. 9b-Darren Bowman, 6. 44-Clint Schubert, 7. 30c-Barry Crane, 8. 9d-Lance Davis, 9. 3-Ryan Walters.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 911-Ty Williams, 2. 17-Connor Atkinson, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 86-Zac Taylor, 5. 50-Jed Werner, 6. 20b-Nate Berry, 7. 6-Kaden Taylor, 8. 22T-Mike Taylor.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 11k-Tyler Knight, 3. 1x-Cody Lampe, 4. 007-Jordan Randles, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 11-Keefe Hemel, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 9-John Webster.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 2j-Zach Blurton, 3. 9x-Jake Bubak, 4. 007k-Jared Kern, 5. 2-James Riner, 6. 7r-Beau Ricke, 7. 28-Tracey Hill, 8. 10-Jordan Knight.

First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 3. 007k-Jared Kern, 4. 11-Keefe Hemel, 5. 30c-Barry Crane, 6. 20b-Nate Berry, 7. 9b-Darren Bowman, 8. 9d-Lance Davis, 9. 9-John Webster, 10. 18-Brandon Sprott, 11. 3-Ryan Walters, 12. 1x-Cody Lampe.

Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 2-James Riner, 2. 17-Connor Atkinson, 3. 49-Kris Moore 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 44-Clint Schubert, 6. 6-Kaden Taylor, 7. 007-Jordan Randles, 8. 7r-Beau Ricke, 9. 22T-Mike Taylor, 10. 28-Tracey Hill, 11. 10-Jordan Knight.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 86-Zac Taylor, 3. 5x-Jason Martin, 4. E85-Billy Alley, 5. 98-J.D. Johnson, 6. 2j-Zach Blurton, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 50-Jed Werner, 9. 49-Kris Moore, 10. 30c-Barry Crane, 11. 33-Koby Walters, 12. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 13. 11-Keefe Hemel, 14. 11k-Tyler Knight, 15. 007k-Jared Kern, 16. 911-Ty Williams, 17. 9x-Jake Bubak, 18. 18-Brandon Sprott, 19. 2-James Riner, 20. 44-Clint Schubert.

Lap Leaders: Luke Cranston 1-25.

 

 

Colby Copeland Wins Speedweek Northwest Round #1 At Yreka With Late Race Pass

By Ben Deatherage

The 2015 edition of Speedweek Northwest would official get underway at Yreka, California's Siskiyou Motor Speedway on Sunday June 28th. A packed house would be in attendance to watch an action packed show. Twenty-three cars would sign in on the registration sheets representing California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, and the Australian state of New South Wales.

Visalia's Steven Tiner took advantage of his pole starting position to take the lead on lap one. The fourth generation driver, in his Wright Processing Systems/Larry Davis Farms/Tech9 Chassis/Stewart Ranch #94 Tech9, would start to receive some pressure by Kyle Hirst. Hirst, in the Scott and Jason Finley owned Finley Farms/CLT Logging/Rider Racing Engines #77 Maxim, eventually made the pass on Tiner on lap six. Hirst, looking forward to his fourth straight win at Yreka, would start to check out but would start to become threatened by challengers in lapped traffic.

Every time it looked like the Chico chauffeur, of Hirst, would be about to lose the lead a yellow would come out taking traffic out of the picture for the moment. Hirst was very good on the restarts but the final one on lap twenty-one presented an opportunity for Roseville ace Colby Copeland to get in front. Copeland, in the Jim and Anette Van Lare owned Bianchi Farms/Cameron & Cameron Vineyard & Ranch Supplies/Kyle Larson Racing/Van Lare Steering Repair #5V A.R.T., seized the moment out of turn two on lap twenty-two and got to the coveted position.

From there the race would remain green and Copeland would even extend his lead to cruise to the checkered flag. It would be the first win for Colby in his first start with the Western Sprint Tour and his fifth overall of the year. Copeland also became the thirtieth different Speedweek Northwest winner in ninety-three races.

Kyle Hirst held on to second while Steven Tiner finished third. The balance of the top five would consist of the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/P.M. Truck Repair/Trex Plastic Decking #31C A.R.T. of Justyn Cox from Clarksburg, in fourth, and to make it an all California top five Roseville's Sean Becker in the Dan and Cindi Menne owned Cherry Street Mini Storage/Mike's Hard Lemonade/Ponybracket.com/Shark Manufacturing #75 Maxim.

Heat races were won by Justyn Cox, the Rocket Designs/Auto Stitch Embroidery/BC Motorsports/Parker Racing Engines #11 KPC of Roger Crockett from Medford, Oregon, and Puyallup, Washington's Trey Starks in his Starks Timber Processing/Southland Equipment Limited/MASCO Petroleum/T&C Concepts #55 J&J. Garen Linder, of Central Point, Oregon was the winner of the consolation feature in the Linder Powdercoating/Visual EFX & Design/Rodgers Racing Engines #22 KPC. As mentioned above Steven Tiner was the victor of the trophy dash which put him on the pole for the main event.

The Western Sprint Tour venture's to Southern Oregon Speedway in White City for the second round of Speedweek Northwest on Monday June 29th. Tickets for the race include $15.00 for Adults, $12.00 for Seniors and Vets, $10.00 for Juniors, and Children 6 and under are FREE. For more information log on to www.sospeedway.com. For the latest news and information on the Western Sprint Tour visit sprints.nwextremeseries.com .

Race Summary: Western Sprint Tour Race #4/Speedweek Northwest Round #1 Sunday June 28th, 2015 Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, California

A Feature: 1. 5V-Colby Copeland; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst; 3. 94-Steven Tiner; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox; 5. 75-Sean Becker; 6. 11-Roger Crockett; 7. 35-Dominic Scelzi; 8. 1R-Ryan Robinson; 9. 22-Garen Linder; 10. 45-Brent McGrath; 11. 72-Phil Dietz; 12. 55-Trey Starks; 13. 5D-Patrick Dills; 14. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 15. 96-Greg Hamilton; 16. 70-Raquel Ivie; 17. 3AU-Daniel Sayre; 18. 87-Kyler Barraza; 19. 29-Willie Croft; 20. 21-Colby Wiesz

Hard Charger: Garen Linder +8 Lap Leaders: Steven Tiner (1-5), Kyle Hirst (6-21), Colby Copeland (22-30)

B Feature: 1. 22-Garen Linder; 2. 70-Raquel Ivie; 3. 3AU-Daniel Sayre; 4. 45-Brent McGrath; 5. 04-Todd Whipple; 6. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 7. 2M-Aaron Miller

Dash: 1. 94-Steven Tiner; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst; 3. 1R-Ryan Robinson; 4. 87-Kyler Barraza; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox; 6. 5V-Colby Copeland

Heat 1: 1. 31C-Justyn Cox; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst; 3. 5D-Patrick Dills; 4. 87-Kyler Barraza; 5. 11K-Michael Kofoid; 6. 22-Garen Linder; 7. 45-Brent McGrath; 8. 3AU-Daniel Sayre

Heat 2: 1. 11-Roger Crockett; 2. 94-Steven Tiner; 3. 5V-Colby Copeland; 4. 96-Greg Hamilton; 5. 75-Sean Becker; 6. 72-Phil Dietz; 7. 25S-Camden Robustelli

Heat 3: 1. 55-Trey Starks; 2. 29-Willie Croft; 3. 1R-Ryan Robinson; 4. 21-Colby Wiesz; 5. 35-Dominic Scelzi; 6. 70-Raquel Ivie; 7. 2M-Aaron Miller

Qualifying: 1. 77-Kyle Hirst; 2. 75-Sean Becker; 3. 35-Dominic Scelzi; 4. 87-Kyler Barraza; 5. 5V-Colby Copeland; 6. 1R-Ryan Robinson; 7. 31C-Justyn Cox; 8. 94-Steven Tiner; 9. 21-Colby Wiesz; 10. 11K-Michael Kofoid; 11. 72-Phil Dietz; 12. 29-Willie Croft; 13. 22-Garen Linder; 14. 11-Roger Crockett; 15. 55-Trey Starks; 16. 5D-Patrick Dills; 17. 96-Greg Hamilton; 18. 70-Raquel Ivie; 19. 3AU-Daniel Sayre; 20. 04-Todd Whipple; 21. 2M-Aaron Miller; 22. 45-Brent McGrath; 23. 25S-Camden Robustelli

Current Western Sprint Tour Point Standings (Top Ten): 1. 55-Trey Starks 331; 2. 22-Garen Linder 305; 3. 96-Greg Hamilton 287; 4. 11-Roger Crockett 274; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox 240; 6. 45-Brent McGrath 234; 7. 5N-Seth Nunes 223; 8. 51-Kyle Miller 221; 9. 87-Kyler Barraza 191; 10. 5D-Patrick Dills 187

 

 

STOCKON & PRICE-MILLER FRONT THE SOUTHERN IN SPRINT STAMPEDE

Haubstadt, IN - June 27. Chase Stockon led the last 19 laps to win the non-wing portion of the Southern Indiana Sprint Car Stampede held at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. The Elizabethtown, IN, driver started inside of row two and used a restart after a caution period on lap 6 to outgun leader Kevin Thomas Jr. and capture the lead. From that point it was show time for Stockon. His car was bad fast and he dealt with lapped traffic with expertise. He threaded the needle on one occasion in turn three when two cars about to be lapped left very little space to maneuver. Stockon was behind the wheel of his own number 32 TBI Racing sprint for this race. It was the eighth career victory for Stockon in Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series competition. His DRC sprint car is sponsored by Cresent Electric, Angle Buildings, FK Shocks, and Ted Brown?s Quality Paint. The victory was worth $2,000 and an opportunity to prepare for next month?s Indiana Sprint Week finale at the track. ?I think that we have gotten things figured out down here! Hopefully we also put on a great show for the fans.? The race for second continued behind Stockon. Carson Short also passed Kevin Thomas Jr. Thomas however regained the runner-up spot to finish second with Carson Short taking third.. Thomas expressed disappointment, ?I was disappointed with myself. I lost the race on a restart.? Short noted. ?My car was a little free the whole race.? Dealing with lapped traffic added to the challenge. The leaders were lapping the ninth place car as the race concluded. Robert Ballou and Kyle Cummins rounded out the top five for the feature. The two drivers gained the most spots for drivers starting in the top half of the field. Aaron Farney would lead a second five that included MSCS points leader Brady Short, Dakota Jackson, Josh Hodges, and James Lyerla. Short was running fourth early in the feature but had to pit to replace a tire after contacting one of the lapped cars. Jackson and Hodges were making their first appearances with MSCS this season. Lyerla had the misfortune to roll his car in turn one during hot laps. But he had it repaired in time for the heat. Brian Karraker received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in finishing eleventh. He had to restart on the tail after an incident that brought out a yellow flag. Local driver Kent Schmidt also made his first appearance for the season and earned the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award. He gained 8 spots after starting in the eleventh and last row. Twenty-two cars started the feature. Donny Brackett was one of the drivers whose night took an unexpected turn. He had held off Brady Short and Kevin Thomas Jr. to win his heat race. He then discovered that his car was experiencing brake failure but not until he was being pushed out to line up for the feature. Instead of starting on the first row he elected to start at the tail and a lap later he dropped out. The other two MSCS heat races were preliminary victories for Carson Short and Jeff Bland Jr. Only two drivers had the resources and zeal to pull double duty. Carson Short and Kevin Thomas Jr. raced with MSCS and MOWA during the program. They both used two different cars. The Neal Tire MOWA Winged Sprints raced to provide the second half of the Sprint Stampede. Parker Price-Miller of Kokomo, IN, won that 25 lap feature. Price-Miller returned to Indiana to compete in this event after running with the All Stars during Ohio Sprint Week during which he finished in the top ten in points. Hunter Schuerenber and Chris Malone finished second and third. While Price-Miller and Schuerenberg started on the first row Malone started 13th. Cory Bruns and Caleb Armstrong rounded out the top five. Trey Datweiler won the B Main. Hunter Schuerenberg won the dash and had the crowd on it?s feet in winning the third heat. Kevin Thomas Jr. and Cale Thomas won the other two heats. With two different organizations racing, the pits at Tri-State was filled with a total of 50 sprint cars. __________

Tri-State Speedway will be racing twice in July. The Late Model Summer Nationals are scheduled for Sunday July 5th. Indiana Sprint Week will conclude at the track on Saturday July 18th. The Midwest Sprint Car Series will next head to Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN, to compete at the first day of the two day Bill Gardner Sprintacular on Friday July 3rd. The series will be back at Tri-State Speedway on August 1st for the Hoosier Sprint Nationals. The Sprintacular pays $4,000 to win and the Hoosier Sprint Nationals will pay $5,000 to win.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

SUMMARY Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN Southern Indiana Sprint Stampede June 27, 2015

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (22 Entries)

First Heat - 21 Carson Short, 32 Chase Stockon, 15F Aaron Farney, 12 Robert Ballou, 11 James Lyerla, 74x Josh Hodges, 5k Kent Schmidt, 41 Jim Shelton Second Heat - 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 3R Kyle Cummins, 38 Chet Williams, 23 Brian Karraker, 1x Kurt Gross, 20 Steve Thomas, 10 Aric Gentry Third Heat - 4B Donny Brackett, 11p Brady Short, 17rw Kevin Thomas Jr., 3 Dakota Jackson, 98 Brandon Morin, 5A Lynn Ambrose, 27 Brian Wallace Feature (25 Laps) - 32 Chase Stockon, 17rw Kevin Thomas Jr., 21 Carson Short, 12 Robert Ballou,, 3R Kyle Cummins, 15F Aaron Farney, 11P Brady Short, 3 Dakota Jackson, 74x Josh Hodges, 11 James Lyerla, 23 Brian Karraker, 10 Aric Gentry, 5K Kent Schmidt, 98 Brandon Moran, 38 Chet Willians, 27 Brian Wallace, 5A Lynn Ambrose, 20 Steve Thomas, 41 Jim Shelton, 1X Kurt Gross, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 4B Donny Brackett

Neal Tire MOWA Winged Sprint Cars (28 Entries)

First Heat - 9K Kevin Thomas Jr., 77u Chris Urish, 22 Bret Tripplett, 42 Cory Bruns, 85 Michael Terry, 25 Jake Blackhutst, 23d Trey Datweiler, 7M Geoff Dodge, 90 Patrick Budde Second Heat - 91 Cale Thomas, 05 Brad Loyet, 7C Caleb Armstrong, 23 Jimmy Light, 12 Jerrod Hull, 17M Joey Moughan, 10S Jeremy Standridge, 4B Thomas Busch, 2 A,J, Bruns, 21 Carson Short Third Heat - 20N Hunter Schuerenberg, 35av Jamie Veal, 9P Parker Price-Miller, 9 Paul Nienhiser, 7 Chris Malone, 1M Jim Moughan, 79J Jacob Patton, 52F Logan Faucon, 99 Korey Weyant Dash - 20N Hunter Schuerenberg, 9P Parker Price-Miller, 05 Brad Loyet, 9K Kevin Thomas Jr., 91 Cale Thomas, 42 Cory Bruns B Main - 23d Trey Datweiler, 25 Jake Blackhurst, 10S Jeremy Standridge, 85 Michael Terry, 99 Korey Weyant, 79J Jacob Patton, 4B Thomas Busch, 52F Logan Faucon, 90 Patrick Budde, 7M Geoff Dodge Feature (25 Laps) - 9P Parker Price-Miller, 20N Hunter Schuerenberg, 7 Chris Malone, 42 Cory Bruns, 7C Caleb Armstrong, 77u Chris Urish, 12 Jerrod Hull, 85 Michael Terry, 25 Jake Blackhurst, 9 Paul Nienhiser, 22 Bret Triplett, 91 Cale Thomas, 10s Jeremy Standridge, 17M Joey Moughan, 23 Jimmy Light, 23d Trey Datweiler, 05 Brad Loyet, 1M Jim Moughan, 35av Jamie Veal, 9K Kevin Thomas Jr.

 

 

CJ Leary dominates for sprint car win as Steve Peeden wins his third in UMP Super Stocks

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – A night of thrill packed racing Saturday evening at Lincoln Park Speedway provided the perfect kick off to a week highlighted by Independence Day on Friday. The Putnamville oval played host to a trio of first time winners as CJ Leary (sprint cars), Jay Humphrey Jr. (modifieds) and RJ Pruitt (bombers) reached victory lane. For Pruitt and Humphrey, the victories were the first of their careers. Humphrey’s was perhaps the most exciting finish, certainly the scariest of the night, as managed to cross the finish line first in a tangle of cars that included his brother Jake getting upside down as the checkered flag flew. The UMP Modified main event kept the crowd on edge as Humphrey started on the inside of the front row and stayed out front ahead of Dan Lewellen early on. Jake Humphrey quickly moved forward from the sixth starting spot to challenge for the third spot as Jordan Wever, Randy Shuman and Kenny Carmichael Sr. gave chase. Humphrey worked the bottom of the track masterfully as Lewellen looked for an opening, but it was Jake Humphrey that was riding roughshod along the extreme high side of the track on a thrill-a-minute ride. He was able to slowly eat into the leaders’ advantage until he pulled alongside Lewellen for several laps with Shuman slightly behind them at the mid-point of the race. By lap 15, the Humphrey brothers were battling to the wire, Jake up top, Jay on the bottom. The pair, along with Lewellen entered heavy lapped traffic over the final few laps of the A-main. Jay managed to hold on to his lead while going three-wide down the front stretch to take the white flag. A blanket could have gone over the top-three places, along with several more lapped cars, as the lead pack headed into the final two corners. Jake Humphrey moved off the top line and made his move to the middle alongside Jay, but got squeezed between a lapped car and his brother. Jake would take the brunt of the accident as his No. 77H made contact with the wall and rolled. Meanwhile, Jay jumped the front of the lapped car as he crossed the finish line and bounced heavily into the infield. Lewellen crossed in second, but his car didn’t go unscathed either. Carmichael Sr. made it to third ahead of Jake Humphrey and Wever. After some tense moments as his car was rolled back on to its four wheels, Jake Humphrey emerged sore, but uninjured in the accident. Leary had a much easier time of his A-main in the sprint car division as the Greenfield, Ind. native got past Conner Donelson on the third lap and lit the wick on his No. 5 rocket ship. Once he was able to get by Donelson, Leary simply dominated in the Baldwin Bros., Fox Paving sponsored sprinter. As the laps ticked off, Leary would eventually lap all the way up to fifth-place and finished the better part of a straightaway ahead of runner-up Thomas Meseraull. Jarrett Andretti advanced up to finish third after starting 10th. AJ Hopkins and Casey Shuman were in the top-five and Dickie Gaines was the hardest charger, moving up from 18th to take sixth. Martinsville, Ind. driver Steve Peeden, got the season started late while getting a new car put together, but he added his third win of the year on Saturday night in the UMP Super Stock division. Peeden battled bast Josh Boller early and then kept Brazil’s Larry Raines behind him over the last half of the race. Raines had his hands full with Boller’s attempt to take the second spot, but completed a second-place run. Doug McCullough moved up from eighth to finish fourth and James Walters powered forward from 12th to take the fifth spot. Pruitt started his night off right with a heat race win and he finished exactly where he started. In first place. The Terre Haute driver had to chase down Ryan Freeland, who led the entire race, except the final one. Pruitt made the pass coming out of turn four and outraced Freeland to the checkered flag to pick up his first career feature victory. Freeland took down the second spot ahead of David Wallen as Dustin Colvin and Jordan Almanza placed in the top-five after 27 cars took the green flag. This weekend will feature the Midwest Sprint Car Series on Friday and the USAC National Sprint Cars on Saturday for the First Bill Gardner Sprintacular

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. CJ Leary, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Jarrett Andretti, 4. AJ Hopkins, 5. Casey Shuman, 6. Dickie Gaines, 7. Devon Huff, 8. Scott Hampton, 9. JJ Hughes, 10. Matt McDonald, 11. Chad Wilson, 12. Gary Rooke, 13. Max McGhee, 14. Dallas Hewitt, 15. Conner Donelson, 16. Tyler Hewitt, 17. Eric Burns, 18. Jared Chastain, 19. Mitch Wissmiller, 20. Troy Link, 21. Joss Moffatt B-main winners: Hampton, Rooke Heat winners: Andretti, Shuman, McGhee, Wissmiller, Meseraull

 

 

Bruce Wins Thrilling NCRA/ASCS Dodge City Feature!

Dodge City, Kansas – June 27, 2015 - Tony Bruce, Jr. made his first trip to victory lane in National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car competition since 2009 as he claimed the exciting “Steve King Memorial” feature finale at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas on Saturday night in a co-sanctioned event with the American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series Red River region.

Jeff Stasa and current NCRA point leader C.J. Johnson started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature with Stasa taking the lead as the green flag fell. Third starting Bruce, aboard the familiar Ochs Brothers MAP Inc./Heefe Farms #1x sprinter, settled into the runner up position with Johnson and Jake Martens the top four after one lap was complete.

Stasa held a five car length lead utilizing the top of the three-eighths mile oval while Bruce stayed glued to his rear bumper. Then on lap eight, Bruce drove underneath Stasa entering turns one and two to take the lead heading down the back stretch.

One lap later, Johnson passed Stasa for the runner up position and set his sights on the leader and on lap eleven, executed a slide job entering turns one and two and took the lead as the leaders had their first encounter with slower the back of the field.

That seemed to wake the former Liberal resident, now calling Owasso, Oklahoma home, as he returned the same pass for the lead entering turns one and two one lap later.

Bruce would open a half stretch lead over Johnson with ten laps to go and as the leader came upon more slower cars, Johnson made things interesting with seven laps to go, pulling up to the rear of the #1x sprinter.

But Bruce kept the pace out front and would hold off Johnson the final laps to claim the caution free feature by a mere three car lengths.

“C.J. showed me where I needed to be when he got by me,” said an elated Bruce. “I was able to get back by him there in one and two and just kept running where I had been as I never saw his front bumper again.” It was a fitting victory for Bruce as his TBJ Promotions promoted the “Steve King Memorial” from 2009-2013 at the Jetmore Motorplex before the event moved to Dodge City Raceway Park last year.

Johnson held on to second for his fourth consecutive top five finish of the season and had to hold off a hard charging Jake Bubak, who was just one car length behind the defending series champion at the finish line.

Martens settled for fourth while Stasa held on for a fifth place finish.

The three, eight lap heat races for the 26 car field were won by Johnson, Stasa and Bruce while Joe Wood, Jr. claimed the twelve lap “B” feature.

In “B” feature action, current series rookie of the year contender Josh Fairbank encountered the front stretch wall and executed a series of flips down the front stretch. Fairbank was uninjured and done for the night.

The NCRA and ASCS Red River region will be back in action tonight (Sunday) at 81 Speedway in Park City with race time slated for a 7:00 PM start time.

NCRA/ASCS Sprints

Dodge City Raceway Park/Dodge City, Kansas

June 27, 2015

26 Cars

1st Heat: 1) 45x-C.J. Johnson, 2) 48-Jake Martens, 3) 8-J.D. Johnson, 4) 5x-Jason Martin, 5) 8m-Kade Morton, 6) 11-Joe Wood, Jr., 7) 8x-Alex Sewell, 8) 26-Fred Mattox, 9) 72-Ray Seemann.

2nd Heat: 1) 91-Jeff Stasa, 2) 9x-Jake Bubak, 3) 20-Luke Cranston, 4) 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 5) 81-Jon Freeman, 6) 05m-Charles McManus, 7) 6-Kaden Taylor, 8) E85-Billy Alley. DNS: 20g-Jake Greider.

3rd Heat: 1) 1x-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2) 2-Mickey Walker, 3) 5-Ty Williams, 4) 4x-Shawn Petersen, 5) 51-Josh Fairbank, 6) 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 7) 7-Michelle Decker, 8) 33-Koby Walters.

B Feature: 1) 11-Joe Wood, Jr., 2) 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3) 8x-Alex Sewell, 4) 26m-Fred Mattox, 5) 7-Michelle Decker, 6) 72-Ray Seemann, 7) 33-Koby Walters, 8) 05m-Charles McManus, 9) 6-Kaden Taylor, 10) E85-Billy Alley, 11) 51-Josh Fairbank. DNS: 20g-Jake Greider.

A Feature: 1) 1x-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2) 45x-C.J. Johnson, 3) 9x-Jake Bubak, 4) 48-Jake Martens, 5) 91-Jeff Stasa, 6) 4x-Shawn Petersen, 7) 2-Mickey Walker, 8) 20-Luke Cranston, 9) 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 10) 5x-Jason Martin, 11) 5-Ty Williams, 12) 8-J.D. Johnson, 13) 11-Joe Wood, Jr., 14) 8m-Kade Morton, 15) 81-Jon Freeman, 16) 72-Ray Seemann, 17) 8x-Alex Sewell, 18) 7-Michelle Decker, 19) 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 20) 26m-Fred Mattox.

 

 

Solwold Wins Dirt Cup 44

6/27/15

Jason Solwold added the final piece to his Skagit Speedway resume’ by winning the 44th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box. Solwold led all 40 laps of the main event and collected $15,000 for his effort.

It wasn’t completely smooth sailing for the Burlington, WA driver who lives just two miles from the Speedway. With the stars and cars of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series in town, Solwold would be pressured nearly all race long by a variety of drivers. Tayler Malsam sat on the outside pole to Jason and closed the gap on his a few times before Willie Croft made his way to second. The race went for a long stretch without stoppage, as Jason navigated slower cars with Croft hot on his tail. A lap 29 caution for Jordan Weaver bunched the field up, but Solwold was again up to this task, keeping Willie at bay. A red flag on lap 34 for Skylar Gee reset the field again, but Croft again could not find room around Solwold. The final stoppage came on lap 36 for a Wayne Johnson flip. On the restart, Jason motored away while Aaron Reutzel passed Croft, but as the checkered flag fell, it was Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team picking their first Dirt Cup Win. Reutzel advanced from 10th to second with Croft taking third. B Main events were won by Gee and Mark Duperron.

The Shipwreck Bead Modifieds were the support division on the program. Mark Carrell won the main event with little challenge, dominating the 25 lap main. Tom Sweatman and Lawrence O’Connor battled it out for second in an entertaining duel, with Sweatman pulling ahead at the end. O’Connor and Carrell won the heats.

Results

44th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box Lucas Oil ASCS National Sprint Car Series B Main 1 – Mark Duperron, Cam Smith, Greg Hamilton, Kelsey Carpenter, Justin Youngquist, Kelly Miller, Kris Miller, Derek Roberts, Kyle Van Ulden, Michael Bollinger, Lawrance Kirkham, Blake Hahn, Dan Dunlap, Nate Vaughn B Main 2 – Skylar Gee, Matt Covington, Robbie Price, Travis Jacobson, JJ Hickle, Chase Goetz, Kyle Bellm, Sean MacDonnell, Luke Didiuk, Kyle Miller, Bud Ashe, David Miller, Cale Brooke, Jay Cole, Trevor Cook A Main – Jason Solwold, Aaron Reutzel, Willie Croft, Johnny Herrera, Travis Rilat, Seth Bergman, Colton Heath, Trey Starks, Tayler Malsam, Robbie Price, Eric Fisher, Cam Smith, Trever Kirkland, Mark Duperron, Wayne Johnson, Skylar Gee, Jordan Weaver, Reece Goetz, Jared Peterson, Brock Lemley, Matt Covington, Greg Hamilton Lap Leaders – Solwold 1-40

Shipwreck Beads Modifieds Heat 1 – Mark Carrell, Tom Sweatman, Aaron Weston, Tyler Ketchum, Branden Nutter, Becky Boudreau Heat 2 – Lawrence O’Connor, Graham Cook, Kevin Smith, Mel Decker, Lane Zerbin, Louis Nutter Sr Main – Mark Carrell, Tom Sweatman, Lawrence O’Connor, Kevin Smith, Louis Nutter Sr, Lane Zerbin, Mel Decker, Branden Nutter, Tyler Ketchum, Graham Cook, Aaron Weston Lap Leaders – Carrell 1-25

 

 

SCVR Sprints – Clean Freaks

St. Croix Falls, WI, June 26, 2015 by Terry Lehnertz

St. Croix Valley Raceway continued its streak of great weather and great races on Friday night, and the UMSS Traditional Sprints (TSCS) completed their second consecutive week of caution free feature racing. In fact, the sprints have raced so clean all season long, race stoppages have become an anomaly in the series. In the seven TSCS feature races so far this season at The Valley, four have run sans caution. And the sprinter’s tidy ways are spilling over into the other Valley racing divisions, with the total number of cautions on Friday evening counted on the digits of a single hand.

Jimmy Kouba is having a resurgent year in the wing-less sprint cars. The veteran sprinter took over the driving duties of the #2k UMSS Traditional Sprint in 2015, the car formerly piloted by his son Jake. And within the cockpit of that car, Jimmy has discovered a fountain of youth. Prior to this summer, Jimmy Kouba had last won a sprint race in 2010, and that was of the winged variety. After breaking back into the win column two weeks ago in the Traditional Sprint, Jimmy was back at on Friday, when he nabbed his second win in the span of three events. Kouba started the feature third after winning his heat race and immediately bolted towards the front – challenging last week’s winner, pole starter Rob Caho, for the lead. Speaking of resurgence, Caho has been going gang-busters as well lately, and he spent twenty laps riding his customary high groove and primed for his second consecutive win. The majority of the race featured a high-low duel between Caho and Kouba, with Caho holding about a one car-length advantage over Kouba, who was providing steady low side pressure. Well back of that lead duo was yet another of the TSCS’s patented multi-car donnybrooks, this one involving nearly half the field. Chase Viebrock, Mike Mueller, Rick Kobs, Neal Matuska, Johnny Parsons, Jake Kouba, Kevin Bradwell and Joseph Kouba were all moving and multi-grooving for position. With just a handful of laps remaining, Caho and Kouba had caught the rear of the field and Kouba made his move to the low side of traffic to take over the top spot. Once clear of traffic, Caho was unable to retake the lead, with a slowly deflating right rear tire the primary reason. Despite being down a shoe, Caho was strong enough to take home an impressive second behind the series points leader, Jimmy Kouba. Emerging from the second group were Viebrock, Jake Kouba and Parsons to round out the top five.

Val Urman looked poised to win his second of the season in UMSS Micro Sprint action; the opening night winner took off from the pole and was looking fast, comfortable and smooth in front of series points leader Ty Sampair and Jeremy Kasik. After Sampair dropped out on lap four, it became a two car battle between Urman and Kasik. Kasik, the youngster from Elk River, MN, has been gaining momentum the last few weeks, frequently in the mix near the front of the youth dominated division, and Friday was more of the same. At the crossed flags, Urman’s uniquely numbered 46&2 seemed off just a bit and Kasik pounced on the opportunity, taking over the point on lap seven. Once in front, Kasik kept his #25k fast and true, riding to his first ever UMSS feature win. Urman glided to a second place finish in front of Bryan Patrick and David Swearingen.

After last week’s controversial Minivan/Future Four finish, all eyes were on the inside row at the start of their main event , which placed Damon “The Dread Pirate” Roberts on the pole and his arch rival, Derek Reding directly behind him. The duo didn’t disappoint, immediately assuming the top two spots – with Roberts leading the way and Reding in hot pursuit. That pursuit, however, got a little too hot on lap five, as Reding pancaked his #14 with a very hard slap against the concrete exiting turn four. Reding limped his hobbled and wobbled car off the track in turn one, leaving Roberts with a clear track and an unencumbered path to a second consecutive win. While Roberts showed his win last week was no fluke with a dominating win, Tim Thoennes and Steven Johnson battled most of the race with Johnson finally gaining the upper hand for good with five laps remaining, scoring a runner-up finish in front of Thoennes, Adam Nelson and Nick Axelsen. The Minivans/Future Fours also participated in an exhibition “flag pole” race, with that win going to Brock Anderson.

An opening lap caution in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature jumble the starting order, but after the dust settled on the restart it was Jacob Toepper showing the way for the first few laps ahead of Josh Bazey, Mitch Weiss and John Remington. By lap three, Weiss powered past Toepper to take over the lead, with several eyes focused further back in the field. Jason VandeKamp was involved in the caution and restarted at the tail after changing a tire. By lap five, VandeKamp was challenging Bazey for third while Weiss was stretching his lead. At the halfway point, both VandeKamp and Bazey snuck by Toepper, and the duel continued on right to the end. Weiss was smooth and fast again for his track best third win of the season. VandeKamp got the upper hand on Bazey for second and Toepper was just nipped at the line by Cory Bruggeman for fourth.

The night’s finale saw Scott Splittstoesser lead the opening lap of the WISSOTA Modified feature before fourth starting Jason Gross took over the point on lap two. And take over he did, as Gross quickly settled into a groove amassed a sizable advantage over Splittstoesser, Justin Oestreich, Steve Lavasseur, JB Stortz and Buzzy Adams. Stortz was the biggest mover in the second group, but the night belonged to Gross as he parked his #12 mount on The Hill for the first time in 2015. Stortz, Lavasseur, Oestreich and Kyle Steffen completed the top five.

Heartbreak was the theme of the night for Tucker Quinn in the Pure Stocks. Quinn wasn’t the first across the stripe in his heat race, but was awarded the win after the apparent winner, Krysta Swearingen was docked two positions for jumping the start. And after starting on the outside of the front row for the feature, Quinn was heading for a clean sweep and his first ever SCVR feature win, leading nearly every inch of the race. One might even say Quinn led for nearly every millimeter, as Nick Traynor’s final margin of victory was surely less than the tiny metric system measure. A red flag for a fire under the hood of Cale Anderson’s ride bunched up the field for a two-lap dash to the checkers, setting up Traynor and Swearingen on Quinn’s rear bumper. On restart, is was Traynor who set himself up for the last lap challenge and as Traynor and Quinn exited the final turn, the duo were welded together at the door handles and crossed the stripe in an absolute dead heat. For several seconds, race officials conferred before Traynor was declared the consensus winner. Quinn settled for a valiant second in what has to be the closest finish ever in the history of the Raceway, with Dave Nogle, Monte Knoll and Kaylee Remington rounding out the top five.

On tap for this Friday, July 3, St. Croix Valley celebrates America’s birthday one day early with a huge “over/under” fireworks display in collaboration with Fireworks Forever of St. Croix Falls, WI. WISSOTA Modifieds will have the weekend off and the vintage racers will join the other five weekly racing divisions prior to the massive pyrotechnic finale. More information regarding this event and other details for future SCVR happenings can be found on the track’s website, www.SCVRaceway.com, or on their Facebook page.

RACE RESULTS (unofficial) – June 26, 2015

Pure Stocks, Feature: Nick Traynor, Tucker Quinn, Dave Nogle, Monte Knoll, Kaylee Remington, Skip Lutgen, Casey Ogilvie, Kenzie Remington, Kayla L’Allier, Krysta Swearingen, Cale Anderson, Shawn Amundson, Tim Baxter, Darren Kohler Heat 1: Ogilvie, Amundson, Traynor, Kohler, Knoll, Ka. Remington, Ke. Remington Heat 2: Quinn, Anderson, Swearingen, Baxter, Lutgen, L’Allier

Minivans/Future Fours, Feature: Damon Roberts, Steven Johnson, Tim Thoennes, Adam Nelson, Nick Axelsen, Trevor Reding, Brock Anderson, Derek Reding. Heat: Nelson, Roberts, Johnson, D. Reding, Thoennes, T. Reding, Axelsen, Anderson

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Feature: Mitch Weiss, Jason VandeKamp, Josh Bazey, Cory Bruggeman, Jacob Toepper, David Mastell, John Remington, Elizabeth Toepper, Kevin Marlett, Jesse Krause, Jason Haugerud Heat 1: Weiss, VandeKamp, Marlett, Remington, E. Toepper, Krause Heat 2: Bazey, J. Toepper, Bruggeman, Haugerud, Mastell

WISSOTA Modifieds, Feature: Jason Gross, JB Stortz, Steve Lavasseur, Justin Oestreich, Kyle Steffen, Scott Splittstoesser, Jon Harer, Kevin Adams, Chet Atkinson, Bob Houston Heat 1: Stortz, Lavasseur, Adams, Oestreich, Steffen Heat 2: Gross, Splittstoesser, Harer, Atkinson, Houston UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series

GRP Motorsports A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[3]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[1]; 3. 50-Chase Viebrock[5]; 4. 6-Jake Kouba[12]; 5. 12-Johnny Parsons III[6]; 6. 55-Joseph Kouba[10]; 7. 87-Mike Mueller[4]; 8. 48-Neal Matuska[7]; 9. 95-Kevin Bradwell[8]; 10. 24-Brian VanMeveren[15]; 11. 16-Anna Kouba[9]; 12. 69S-Jon Lewerer[14]; 13. 21J-Jori Hughes[13]; 14. 23-Josh Hendrickson[11]; 15. (DNF) 81-Rick Kobs[2]; 16. (DNF) K1-Blake Anderson[16]; DNS 5-Mike Haseltine; DNS 31-Doug Taubert Lap Leaders: Caho 1-19, Jimmy Kouba 20-25. No cautions! Meeks Video Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[3]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock[2]; 3. 16-Anna Kouba[1]; 4. 55-Joseph Kouba[4]; 5. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; DNS 24-Brian VanMeveren Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1-6, Kobs 7-10. No cautions. Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[2]; 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III[1]; 3. 48-Neal Matuska[4]; 4. 31-Doug Taubert[5]; 5. (DNF) 69S-Jon Lewerer[3]; DNS 5-Mike Haseltine Lap Leader: Caho 1-10. Cautions: (1) Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[1]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[4]; 3. 95-Kevin Bradwell[3]; 4. 23-Josh Hendrickson[2]; 5. 21J-Jori Hughes[5]; DNS K1-Blake Anderson Lap Leader: Kouba 1-10. No cautions. UMSS Micros | Micro Sprint League of the UMSS Somerset Auto Salvage A Feature (12 Laps): 1. 25K-Jeremy Kasik[3]; 2. 462-Val Urman[1]; 3. 64T-Bryan Patrick[4]; 4. 55-David Swearingen[5]; 5. (DNF) 64S-Ty Sampair[2]; 6. (DNF) 19-Jack Berger[7]; 7. (DNF) 64-Josh Vadnais[6]Lap Leaders: Urman 1-6, Kasik 7-12. Cautions: (1) when Sampair broke on back stretch 2 laps into the race. Somerset Auto Salvage Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 64S-Ty Sampair[2]; 2. 462-Val Urman[7]; 3. 25K-Jeremy Kasik[6]; 4. 64T-Bryan Patrick[4]; 5. 55-David Swearingen[3]; 6. (DNF) 64-Josh Vadnais[5]; 7. (DNF) 19-Jack Berger[1]Lap Leader: Sampair 1-8. No cautions.

 

 

GARGIULO IS ARDC WINNER IN WILLIAMS GROVE ACTION

It is the dream of every open cockpit racer in the Northeast and beyond to win at the famed Williams Grove Speedway.

PJ Gargiulo fulfilled that dream on Friday night - opening night of PA Speed Weeks - when he captured the win in the twenty lap feature for the wingless midgets of the American Racing Drivers Club. (ARDC)

"I've dreamt of winning here for so long,," Gargiulo exclaimed in Victory Lane. Gargiulo, who has fond memories of first coming to Williams Grove at the age of five or six, got to see those memories through the eyes of his nephew, Jo-Jo who was on hand for his uncle's big win. It brought Gargiulo's dream full circle, remembering his thougths when he was his nephew's age.

"This place (the Grove) is just incredible," Gargiulo stated. "When I first joined the club (ARDC) and saw Williams Grove on the schedule - the thought just gave me the chills!"

Brett Wanner and Jim Radney led the ARDC field to the green flag with Wanner moving out in front on the start. Radney dropped into second but was quickly replaced by Hyper Racing team mate, Ryan Greth half way through lap number one. Greth moved in to challenge Wanner for the lead but Wanner held his ground and the top spot. Gargiulo moved up to third and closed the gap on Greth. Gargiulo made several attempts on Greth in the corners on lap four but Greth was able to hold off his advances.

With five laps scored, Wanner led Greth, Gargiulo, Brett Arndt and Tim Buckwalter.

It became a three way race for the lead between Wanner, Greth and Gargiulo. On lap six. Gargiulo dropped to the bottom of the track to move ahead of Greth. Going into turns one and two, Gargiulo poked the nose of the Speer's Oil #5 to the inside of Wanner. Wanner opened the door and Gargiulo went into the lead as the field exited turn two.

Gargiulo put some distance on his competition as Greth ran second, ahead of Wanner. Tim Buckwalter went to the top of the track to make his way to the front, picking up the third spot on lap eight.

The caution came out on lap ten when Trevor Kobylarz spun after having a tire go down. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. headed to the pits under the caution after coming to a stop on the track. Gargiulo led Greth, T Buckwalter, Arndt and Wanner on the restart as 2014 ARDC Champion, Steven Drevicki battled with Nick Wean just outside the top five.

Tim Buckwalter went to the outside of Greth to take over second one lap past the half way point. On lap twelve, T Buckwalter ran into problems as he caught the cushion in turn four and went for a wild ride in the Heffner #27. After going over several times, Buckwalter came down the race track where he made contact with Greth and Wanner who were running third and fourth at the time. The impact caused Greth to get upside down as well. All drivers were okay. Wanner attempted to restart but headed to the pits before the green flag.

Gargiulo went back to work and concentrated on hitting his marks as the laps counted down. The battle was on for second as Arndt and Drevicki raced side by side, lap after lap, with Arndt maintaining his advantage.

When the checkered flag waved, Gargiulo drove to the win followed by Arndt, Drevicki, Wean and Radney.

Qualifying heats were won by Tim Buckwalter and Nick Wean.

ARDC moves into the holiday weekend with two nights of racing. On Friday night, ARDC returns to Linda's Speedway for the running of the "No Bull 25" in honor of six time ARDC Champion, Ray Bull. After an exciting season opener at Linda's, many are looking forward to the return of the midgets to the Jonestown, PA track. On Saturday night, ARDC makes it first over appearance at Lanco's Clyde Martin Speedway to celebrate the Fourth of July. For many of the competitors, this weekend marks the return to speedways that they know well from their days in Micro Sprint competition.

FEATURE RESULTS (20 LAPS)

1. PJ Gargiulo, 2. Brett Arndt, 3. Steven Drevicki, 4. Nick Wean, 5. Jim Radney, 6. Shawn Jackson, 7. Jamie Spears, 8. Brett Wanner, 9. Tim Buckwalter, 10. Ryan Greth, 11. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 12. Trevor Kobylarz DNS - Jason Rice

 

 

TBJ & Cranston Claim Steve King Memorial Victories!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 27, 2015) – Tony Bruce, Jr., and Luke Cranston both made trips to Dodge City Raceway Park victory lane on Saturday night by topping the Seventh Annual Steve King Memorial feature events.

Bruce, Jr., outdueled C.J. Johnson to win the 25-lap NCRA vs. ASCS Red River Region portion while Cranston wired the field in the 25-lap URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car portion of the event.

After winning the third of three heat races for the 26-car NCRA vs. ASCS Red River Region Sprint Car field, Bruce, Jr., gridded the feature third and made his way past front row outside starter C.J. Johnson on the opening round as heat one winner Jeff Stasa gunned into the early lead.

Stasa paced the field for seven rounds before Bruce, Jr., slid into the lead in turns one and two, with Johnson making his way past Stasa for second two laps later.

Johnson reeled in Bruce, Jr., and drove by on the low side of turns one and two on the 11th circuit, only to have “TBJ” return the favor the next time around aboard the Ochs Brothers MAP Inc./Heefe Farms No. 1x .

“C.J. showed that to me the lap before so I drove in there hard as I could next time and it stuck,” the Liberal, KS, native now residing in Oklahoma commented after his second Saturday night score in as many weeks.

While Bruce, Jr., led the rest of the way, Johnson and a closing Jake Bubak both stayed within striking the rest of the way.

Johnson, the current NCRA points leader, was just three car-lengths off the winner’s tailtank with Bubak another car-length back in third.

Jake Martens crossed the stripe fourth with Stasa rounding out the top five. New ASCS Red River Region points leader Shawn Petersen picked up the $500 Steve King Hard Charger bonus by advancing from 12th to sixth.

C.J. Johnson and Stasa joined Bruce, Jr., as heat winners with Joe Wood, Jr., winning the 12-lap “B” Main that was interrupted by a Josh Fairbank flip in turn four.

In URSS Sprint Car action, Ness City native Luke Cranston protected his Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car points lead by wiring the field in the Myers Racing Engines/S&S Trailer Sales No. 20.

While Cranston handily led all 25 laps for his second DCRP score of the year, it nearly slipped away with a close call coming off the final corner to the checkered flag.

“I about bit it there, those two cars got crossed up a little then I got sideways and then it jerked the front end over,” Cranston explained of the near disaster.

Starting from the front row outside, Cranston weathered a daring opening lap slider from Billy Alley to capture the lead. While Alley nearly looped it, he gathered it up but not before falling back to fourth on the opening lap.

With Cranston out front, Wyoming’s Zac Taylor assumed second at the midway point when second-runner Ty Williams was forced pitside after narrowly avoiding Connor Atkinson’s wild turn two flip. Fourth-place at the time, Jake Bubak retired to the pits under the same red flag.

Taylor chased the rest of the way but was unable to mount a challenge on Cranston for the point. Jason Martin battled past Alley for third on a late restart, with Alley crossing the stripe fourth. J.D. Johnson outlasted Zach Blurton in a spirited battle to round out the top five.

Entering the night atop URSS points, Jed Werner picked up the $300 Steve King Hard Charger bonus by rallying from 18th to eighth.

The flag flew twice in the URSS feature, once after 13 laps for Atkinson in turn two and again four laps later when Tyler Knight made hard contact with the wall exiting turn four and flipped.

Next up at Dodge City Raceway Park is the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series annual “Boothill Showdown” next Friday and Saturday, July 3-4. Ticket information is available at https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=160.

Dodge City Raceway Park – June 27 Steve King Memorial Results:

NCRA vs. ASCS Red River Region Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 8-J.D. Johnson, 4. 5x-Jason Martin, 5. 8m-Kade Morton, 6. 11-Joe Wood, Jr., 7. 8x-Alex Sewell, 8. 26-Fred Mattox, 9. 72-Ray Seemann.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 91-Jeff Stasa, 2. 9x-Jake Bubak, 3. 20-Luke Cranston, 4. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 5. 81-Jon Freeman, 6. 05m-Charles McManus, 7. 6-Kaden Taylor, 8. E85-Billy Alley. DNS: 20g-Jake Greider.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 1x-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2. 2-Mickey Walker, 3. 5-Ty Williams, 4. 4x-Shawn Petersen, 5. 51-Josh Fairbank, 6. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 7. 7-Michelle Decker, 8. 33-Koby Walters.

“B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 11-Joe Wood, Jr., 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 8x-Alex Sewell, 4. 26m-Fred Mattox, 5. 7-Michelle Decker, 6. 72-Ray Seemann, 7. 33-Koby Walters, 8. 05m-Charles McManus, 9. 6-Kaden Taylor, 10. E85-Billy Alley, 11. 51-Josh Fairbank. DNS: 20g-Jake Greider.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 1x-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 3. 9x-Jake Bubak, 4. 48-Jake Martens, 5. 91-Jeff Stasa, 6. 4x-Shawn Petersen, 7. 2-Mickey Walker, 8. 20-Luke Cranston, 9. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 10. 5x-Jason Martin, 11. 5-Ty Williams, 12. 8-J.D. Johnson, 13. 11-Joe Wood, Jr., 14. 8m-Kade Morton, 15. 81-Jon Freeman, 16. 72-Ray Seemann, 17. 8x-Alex Sewell, 18. 7-Michelle Decker, 19. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 20. 26m-Fred Mattox.

Lap Leaders: Jeff Stasa 1-7, Tony Bruce, Jr. 8-10, C.J. Johnson 11, Bruce, Jr. 12-25.

URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 5x-Jason Martin, 3. E85-Billy Alley, 4. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 5. 9b-Darren Bowman, 6. 44-Clint Schubert, 7. 30c-Barry Crane, 8. 9d-Lance Davis, 9. 3-Ryan Walters.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 911-Ty Williams, 2. 17-Connor Atkinson, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 86-Zac Taylor, 5. 50-Jed Werner, 6. 20b-Nate Berry, 7. 6-Kaden Taylor, 8. 22T-Mike Taylor.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 11k-Tyler Knight, 3. 1x-Cody Lampe, 4. 007-Jordan Randles, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 11-Keefe Hemel, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 9-John Webster.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 2j-Zach Blurton, 3. 9x-Jake Bubak, 4. 007k-Jared Kern, 5. 2-James Riner, 6. 7r-Beau Ricke, 7. 28-Tracey Hill, 8. 10-Jordan Knight.

First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 3. 007k-Jared Kern, 4. 11-Keefe Hemel, 5. 30c-Barry Crane, 6. 20b-Nate Berry, 7. 9b-Darren Bowman, 8. 9d-Lance Davis, 9. 9-John Webster, 10. 18-Brandon Sprott, 11. 3-Ryan Walters, 12. 1x-Cody Lampe.

Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 2-James Riner, 2. 17-Connor Atkinson, 3. 49-Kris Moore 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 44-Clint Schubert, 6. 6-Kaden Taylor, 7. 007-Jordan Randles, 8. 7r-Beau Ricke, 9. 22T-Mike Taylor, 10. 28-Tracey Hill, 11. 10-Jordan Knight.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 86-Zac Taylor, 3. 5x-Jason Martin, 4. E85-Billy Alley, 5. 98-J.D. Johnson, 6. 2j-Zach Blurton, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 50-Jed Werner, 9. 49-Kris Moore, 10. 30c-Barry Crane, 11. 33-Koby Walters, 12. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 13. 11-Keefe Hemel, 14. 11k-Tyler Knight, 15. 007k-Jared Kern, 16. 911-Ty Williams, 17. 9x-Jake Bubak, 18. 18-Brandon Sprott, 19. 2-James Riner, 20. 44-Clint Schubert.

Lap Leaders: Luke Cranston 1-25.

 

 

Bergman Wins Dirt Cup Night 2

6/26/15

Alger, WA – The second night of the 44th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box saw local favorite turned national invader Seth Bergman standing tall as the winner at the end of the 25 lap Lucas Oil ASCS National Series Main Event.

Jordan Weaver and Berg occupied the front row on the start of the main event, with Weaver leading lap one as the two traded moves in both sets of corners. Seth took to the outside on lap two clearing Jordan in what would be the race winning pass, establishing a lead that would hold up despite cautions over the course of the race. Despite heavy slower traffic looming, the Snohomish, WA native made the correct choice at each turn in collecting the win, his third of the year with the series. Jason Solwold collected second after winning on night number one. Last year’s Dirt Cup Champion Brock Lemley made a last lap pass of Weaver to grab third. Heat race winners were Travis Rilat, Luke Didiuk, Eric Fisher, Weaver, Aaron Reutzel, Willie Croft and Lemley. Split b features were won by Derek Roberts and Colton Heath. 51 cars signed in for competition.

Tristin Thomas was victorious in the Northwest Focus Midget series main event. The Burlington teenager led all twenty laps, turning away Ryan Cully and Lance Sargent on multiple restarts to pick off the victory. Cully and Sargent rounded out the podium for the 16 car field. Thomas and Sargent won the heat races.

Night 3 of the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box will once again feature Lucas Oil ASCS National Series racing for $15,000 to win as well as the Shipwreck Beads Modifieds. Ticket information is available at www.skagitspeedway.com .

Results

Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box Lucas Oil ASCS National Series – Night 2 Heat 1 – Travis Rilat, Wayne Johnson, Seth Bergman, Steve Reeves, Blake Hahn, Jared Peterson, Matt Covington, Kyle Bellm Heat 2 – Luke Didiuk, Nate Vaughn, Johnny Herrera, Justin Youngquist, Sean MacDonnell, Bud Ashe, Lawrance Kirkham, Cale Brooke Heat 3 – Eric Fisher, Marc Duperron, Kelsey Carpenter, Phil Dietz, Jamie Duff, Trever Kirkland, Trevor Cook Heat 4 – Jordan Weaver, Kelly Miller, Kris Miller, JJ Hickle, Travis Jacobson, Skylar Gee, Daniel Anderson Heat 5 – Aaron Reutzel, Greg Hamilton, Colton Heath, Cam Smith, Mike Bollinger, Kyle Miller, Kyle Van Ulden Heat 6 – Willie Croft, Jason Solwold, Reece Goetz, Dan Dunlap, David Miller, Chase Goetz, Darren Smith Heat 7 – Brock Lemley, Derek Roberts, Tayler Malsam, Trevor Turnbull, Trey Starks, Jay Cole, Robbie Price B Main 1 – Derek Roberts, Youngquist, Jacobson, Dietz, Kirkland, Johnson, MacDonnell, C Goetz, Cole, Dunlap, Kr Miller, Hahn, Van Ulden, Anderson, Ky Miller, Bellm B Main 2 – Colton Heath, Carpenter, Starks, Duperron, Peterson, Hickle, Covington, Gee, Price, Bollinger, D Miller, Ashe, Kirkham, Brooke, Cook, Turnbull, Duff A Main – Seth Bergman, Solwold, Lemley, Weaver, Rilat, Croft, R Goetz, Herrera, Malsam, Fisher, Starks, Didiuk, Carpenter, Youngquist, Smith, Hamilton, Ke Miller, Roberts, Jacobson, Heath, Reutzel, Vaughn Lap Leaders – Weaver 1 Bergman 2-25

Northwest Focus Midget Series Heat 1 – Tristin Thomas, Dougie James, Jeremiah Franklin, Todd Hartman, Nik Larson, Renee Angel, Doug Davison Heat 2 – Lance Sargent, Ryan Cully, Mike Vollbrecht, Nick Evans, Doug Anderson, Garrett Thomas, Thomas Walker, Ray Stebbins, Hannah Lindquist Main – Tristin Thomas, Cully, Sargent, James, Evans, Lindquist, Larson, Hartman, Angel, Davison, Vollbrecht, Walker, Franklin, Stebbins, G Thomas, Anderson Lap Leaders – T Thomas 1-20

 

 

Daggett scores 100th victory in spectacular style at Hartford

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Hartford Speedway – Hartford, MI Friday June 26, 2015

Comp Cams / Lane Automotive Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 2. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 3. 7 – Nic Rogers, 4. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 5. 18 – D.J. Lamance, 6. 21 – Kirk Cheney, 7. 70 – Jim Lingar.

Kistler Racing Products Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 19 – Brett Mann, 2. 25M – Ken Mackey, 3. 3R – Shane Ross, 4. 4 – Craig Karazim, 5. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 6. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 7. 20A – Andy Chehowski.

Allstar Performance / Engler Machien and Tool Heat Race #3 (8 laps): 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 3. 31 – Andy Teunessen, 4. 77 – Zane Devault, 5. 23G – Joe Geibe, 6. 19J – Linden Jones. DNS: 24 – Eric Smith.

Engine Pro Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 2. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 3. 19 – Brett Mann, 4. 31 – Andy Tenessen, 5. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 6. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 7. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 8. 25M – Ken Mackey, 9. 7 – Nic Rogers, 10. 3R – Shane Ross, 11. 77 – Zane Devault, 12. 4 – Craig Karazim, 13. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 14. 23G – Joe Geibe, 15. 70 – Jim Lingar, 16. 20A – Andy Chehowski, 17. 18 – D.J. Lamance, 18. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 19. 19J – Linden Jones, 20. 21 – Kirk Cheney, 21. 24 – Eric Smith.

 

 

Wilson takes big step toward first Ohio Sprint Speedweek title, Holds off Shaffer for Fremont All Star victory

Thursday, June 25, 2015 Contact: liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson took a huge step to claim his first ever Ohio Sprint Speedweek Thursday, leading all 40 laps to claim the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win at Fremont Speedway on Burns Petroleum Night.

Wilson, who scored the win at Eldora Saturday, came into the seventh of the nine events for the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek Presented by Cometic Gasket leading the points. The former two time All Star champion had to hold off a charging Tim Shaffer – the two actually made contact coming to the white flag - to score his third series win of the season. Wilson now has 25 career All Star wins and is tied with Dean Jacobs and Fred Rahmer for 22nd on the series all-time win list. It was his 12 career Fremont victory.

Wilson will look to wrap up the speedweek title when the series comes back to Fremont Saturday (rain date of Sunday) for the $10,000 to win finale.

“I’m pretty emotional….to do it here at Fremont means a hell of a lot to me. A lot of family and friends here tonight. I put a lot of pressure on myself right now….this is pretty damn cool,” said Wilson in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“I saw a white nose wing and I figured it was Shaff (Tim Shaffer)…I saw he was third on the board and I knew he came from a long ways… he was really good the last time we were here. I told many people before…the two guys behind me…I was one of their biggest fans. To race with Tim Shaffer and Dale Blaney and to have my wife and kids and all of our sponsors and all the fans….pretty emotional. The good Lord’s been looking out for me. I can’t believe it,” added Wilson beside his Hercules Tire/DNC Hydraulics/Ohio Logistics/Gear Alloy Wheels backed #W20.

Shaffer, who won the $10,000 All Star show at Fremont a month ago, would drive from his 11th starting spot to finish a close second.

“Todd Grace has just given me a great car….this thing was awesome to drive. We had a shot at him there…he left the door open. I probably could have shoved it in there a little bit harder,” said Shaffer beside his Canton Erectors/VRP Shocks/Gressman Powersports backed #45.

“Farmer (Rich, promoter) and the guys did a great job. This is probably one of the best tracks in the country in my eyes because it puts on a great race,” added Shaffer.

Blaney, who has three speedweek wins and needs two more to claim the $25,000 Cometic Gasket bonus, would have to settle for third in his GoMuddy.com/Eyecon Trail Cameras/BadAzz Box Blinds/Xecute Scent Control/Big Game Tree Stands backed #1.

“Those two guys are really good here. I was pretty good until the rubber got down and then I was too tight. I took a shot at Greg in one and two a couple of times. I figured what the heck might as well. We had a good car all night. We will take third. Disappointed for sure but we’ll move on,” said Blaney.

Fremont’s John Ivy would inherit the lead with five laps to go when Ricky Peterson made contact with a lapped car in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature. The former track champion would drive to his second win of the season and the 48th of his career at Fremont.

“I’d rather be lucky than good any time. Ricky was pretty good…I don’t know if I had anything for him or not. I was hoping lapped traffic might give me a shot and then I saw him get into that guy. I’ll take it any way I can get it,” said Ivy beside his Sipe Racing/L&R Farms/Gressman Powersports/Adkins Fence and Sanitation/Sonny’s Machine and Welding/Kear’s Speed shop backed #77i.

Early Tuesday morning Ky Harper purchased a car to compete in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model Division. It paid off as he scored his first career Fremont win.

“This class is different but it will be a growing class and hopefully we get some more come out and it will be fun. I bought this thing Tuesday and finished it at 4:30 this morning,” said Harper beside his Tiffin Paint and Body, Tiffin Auto Mart, Childress Collision backed #34.

Wilson and Tyler Gunn would bring the field to green for the 40-lap All Star feature. A handful of drivers were put back a row for being late to staging including original front row starter Nate Dussel.

Wilson would take a big lead as Dussel moved into second with Gunn, Brian Lay, Lee Jacobs and Blaney gave chase. Lay would grab third on lap two with Blaney taking fourth by the fourth circuit.

Wilson would catch lapped traffic by the seventh circuit as Dussel, Lay and Blaney battled for second. Blaney would drive into second on lap 10 and started to eat away at Wilson’s lead as Lay ran third followed by Dussel, Gunn, Shaffer and Cap Henry up from 16th.

Wilson methodically picked his way through traffic and kept Blaney at bay while the fastest car on the track was Shaffer who worked his way to fourth by the half-way point and took third on lap 22 as he recorded the fasted lap of the race.

The only caution of the race fell on lap 26 when Roger Crockett stopped on the back stretch. The restart order was Wilson, Blaney, Shaffer, Dussel and Henry. When the green flew Wilson pulled away slightly as Shaffer put the heat on Blaney. Shaffer would take the runner-up spot on lap 29 and started to close on Wilson.

With 10 laps to go Wilson led Shaffer, Blaney, Henry, Dussel, Lay, Gunn and Jacobs. Shaffer stayed glued to Wilson’s rear bumper and with a hand full of laps to go was poking his nose under Wilson. As they raced out of turn four to the white flag Wilson and Shaffer made contact. Wilson was able to pull away slightly and drove to the win. Shaffer, Blaney, Henry and Dussel would round out the top five.

Brandon Moore and Peterson brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Peterson gaining the upper hand over a flying Steve Rando, Moore, Ivy, Kyle Capodice, Bobby Clark, Seth Schneider and Dustin Dinan.

Rando would step out of line and try the high line to challenge Peterson as Ivy drove into third bringing Capodice and Clark along. The leaders caught the back of the pack by lap 12 and Rando’s great run would end a lap later as he spin in turn four.

Peterson now led Ivy, Capodice, Clark, Jaime Miller, Dinan, Alvin Roepke and Moore. With 19 laps scored Peterson made contact with a lapped machine, ending his chances of his first Fremont win. Ivy now led Capodice, Miller, Clark, Dinan and Roepke.

Ivy would pull away when the green reappeared but it would be erased with three laps to go when Miller spun. On the restart Roepke would blast around Capodice for the runner up spot but ran out of time to catch Ivy.

Ivy would drive to the win over Roepke, Capodice, Clark and Moore.

Dustin Keegan and Tim Sabo led the field to green for the 15 lap late model feature with Sabo taking the lead over Keegan, Harper, Dustin Sautter and Chester Fitch. Harper would spin after a lap was complete. On the ensuing restart Sabo would lead as Sautter drove into second with Keegan, Fitch, Dale Cole, Steve Sabo and Brandon Perkins giving chase.

Following two quick cautions, Sabo would continue to lead with Fitch taking third on lap five. Harper made his way back toward the front and was running fourth when the caution flew on lap seven for Brian Sabo. A lap and another caution for Fitch with Tim Sabo leading Sautter, Harper, Cole and Perkins.

Harper drove into second on lap nine and immediately challenged Tim Sabo for the lead. Sautter would bring out the final caution with three laps to go. When the green flew Harper was able to drive under Tim Sabo for the lead as the two raced side by side over the next two laps.

Harper would earn the win over Tim Sabo, Cole, Perkins and Steve Sabo.

Prior to the night’s racing 20 drivers and fans had their heads shaved to help raise funds for the Kick-It Organization to help find a cure for childhood cancer. A kick ball tournament with auctions will be held Saturday morning prior to the speedweek finale to help raise additional funds. So far, the Fremont Speedway Kick-It drive has risen over $10,000.

For additional information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Fremont Speedway Thursday, June 25, 2015 Starting position [*]

UNOH All Star Sprints (40 cars)

Qualifying 1.1-Dale Blaney, 12.921; 2.94-Ryan Smith, 12.946; 3.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.958; 4.83M-Broc Martin, 12.962; 5.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.973; 6.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.018; 7.99-Brady Bacon, 13.060; 8.70-Roger Crockett, 13.061; 9.5-Byron Reed, 13.087; 10.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.101; 11.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.118; 12.5T-Travis Philo, 13.168; 13.19-Chris Andrews, 13.172; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 13.197; 15.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.207; 16.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.215; 17.21-DJ Foos, 13.232; 18.89-Cody Darrah, 13.233; 19.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.265; 20.98H-Dave Blaney, 13.273; 21.40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.296; 22.35AU-Jamie Veal, 13.300; 23.3G-James McFadden, 13.319; 24.40-Caleb Helms, 13.376; 25.1st-Gary Taylor, 13.380; 26.2+-Brian Smith, 13.440; 27.11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.461; 28.91-Cale Thomas, 13.486; 29.60-Jody Keegan, 13.523; 30.53-Cap Henry, 13.525; 31.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.587; 32.45L-Brian Lay, 13.600; 33.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.623; 34.59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.672; 35.4-Danny Smith, 13.710; 36.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.721; 37.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.723; 38.5AU-Danny Reidy, 13.823; 39.17-Josh Baughman, 13.853; 40.96AU-Bruce White, 14.242;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 99-Brady Bacon[1] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 7. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[10] ; 10. 98H-Dave Blaney[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[9] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[4] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[7] ; 5. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 6. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 8. 35AU-Jamie Veal[5] ; 9. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 10. 9-Jordan Ryan[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor[6] ; 6. 5AU-Danny Reidy[8] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[10] ; 8. 17-Josh Baughman[9] ; 9. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 40DD-Nate Dussel[1] ; 2. 70-Roger Crockett[4] ; 3. 21-DJ Foos[2] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[6] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[10] ; 6. 59-Danny Holtgraver[9] ; 7. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 10. 19-Chris Andrews[3]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps, determines first five rows of feature) 1. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. 40DD-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 70-Roger Crockett[6] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 8. 1-Dale Blaney[10] ; 9. 99-Brady Bacon[8] ; 10. 94-Ryan Smith[9]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney[7] ; 7. 3G-James McFadden[9] ; 8. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[2] ; 9. 35AU-Jamie Veal[8] ; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs[13] ; 11. 17-Josh Baughman[18] ; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver[14] ; 13. 9-Jordan Ryan[16] ; 14. 4-Danny Smith[15] ; 15. 5AU-Danny Reidy[17] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[12] ; 17. 91-Cale Thomas[11] ; 18. 96AU-Bruce White[19] ; 19. 2+-Brian Smith[10] ; 20. 60-Jody Keegan[20]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps) 1. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[11] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[16] ; 5. 40DD-Nate Dussel[4] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 9. 5-Byron Reed[24] ; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[17] ; 11. 89-Cody Darrah[20] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[13] ; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah[23] ; 14. 21-DJ Foos[10] ; 15. 11N-Randy Hannagan[14] ; 16. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 17. 99-Brady Bacon[9] ; 18. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[18] ; 19. 94-Ryan Smith[12] ; 20. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[26] ; 21. 83M-Broc Martin[21] ; 22. 40-Caleb Helms[15] ; 23. 59-Danny Holtgraver[25] ; 24. 19-Chris Andrews[22] ; 25. 70-Roger Crockett[5] ; 26. 1st-Gary Taylor[19] Hard Charger: 5-Byron Reed[+13]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (25 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig[1] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[8] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[4] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[7] ; 8. 13-Jeremy Duposki[9] ; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron[6]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 2. 39-Jamie Miller[3] ; 3. 10-Josh Harrison[7] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 6. 24-Alex Paden[2] ; 7. 37-Austin Ream[6] ; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[5]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 1X-Dustin Dinan[4] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[8] ; 5. 5R-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[3] ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 2. 75-Jerry Dahms[1] ; 3. 24-Alex Paden[2] ; 4. 37-Austin Ream[5] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 6. 44-Kyle Farmer[4] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 77I-John Ivy[5]; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[12]; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[4]; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[8]; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[1]; 6. 5R-Jordan Ryan[15]; 7. 10-Josh Harrison[9]; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[13]; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[3]; 10. 11G-Luke Griffith[14]; 11. 37-Austin Ream[19]; 12. 1X-Dustin Dinan[7]; 13. 24-Alex Paden[18]; 14. 39-Jamie Miller[10]; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[16]; 16. 32H-Dan Hennig[11]; 17. 2-Ricky Peterson[2]; 18. 75-Jerry Dahms[17]; 19. 19R-Steve Rando[6]; 20. 9R-Dustin Rall[20] Hard Charger: 99-Alvin Roepke[+10]

McCullough Industries 602 Late Models (10 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (6 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 34-Ky Harper[1] ; 2. 17X-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[4] ; 4. 23-Dustin Sautter[6] ; 5. 3-Dale Cole[8] ; 6. 101-Chester Fitch[3] ; 7. O1-Brandon Perkins[5] ; 8. 116-Steve Sabo[9] ; 9. O4-Jeff Hites[7] ; 10. 1-Brian Sabo[10]

A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 34-Ky Harper[4]; 2. 98-Tim Sabo[2]; 3. 3-Dale Cole[5]; 4. O1-Brandon Perkins[7]; 5. 116-Steve Sabo[8]; 6. 1-Brian Sabo[10]; 7. 23-Dustin Sautter[3]; 8. O4-Jeff Hites[9]; 9. 101-Chester Fitch[6]; 10. 17X-Dustin Keegan[1] Hard Charger: 1-Brian Sabo[+4]

2015 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

The Night The Stars Come Out

Blaney Takes Speedweek Main

Conley Covers Lates

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Indeed the "Stars came out" for Wednesday night's "Night the Stars Come Out" UNOH All-Star Circuit of Champions Speedweek Leg #6 and the 803Fire.com/Vallerychevy.com Late Model Special at Atomic Speedway--the Midwest's fastest 3/8 mile dirt oval. Taking the win in the 410 All-Star Sprint cars was the "Low-rider" Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio, while 73-Year old Hall of Famer Delmas Conley, Wheelersburg, Ohio claimed the late model extravaganza--his fourth Atomic win of the year.

The traditional event also drew a large crowd for what has become one of the region's most prestigious races. Cooperation from Mother Nature brought sunny skies and low humidity for a near-perfect back-drop to a spectacular night of racing.

Forty-Eight Sprint cars poured into the pits for a chance at the Atomic gold, while 28 of the Midwest's finest late models vied for a start on the feature starting grid. Josh Baughman, Odessa, Texas set the overall fast time with a 12.232 clocking in the sprints, then the Lone-Star driver hustled all the way from 20th to 7th and earned hard charger honors in the feature. Conley set fast time in the late model field with a 13:413 time.

Five heats, a C-main, B-main and two provisional’s whittled the field down to the 26-car starting field in the sprint division.

Before one lap could be completed in the 30-lap UNOH A-main Cody Darrah, Red Lion, Pennsylvania and another car made contact, sparking a wild scramble that saw Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh, PA and former NASCAR driver Dave Blaney make contact. Blaney flipped onto his side, but was uninjured. Both he and Holtgraver were done for the evening, along with Brisbane, Australia's James McFadden. Darrah's crew made repairs and he came from the rear of the pack to 19th with a less-than perfect handling machine.

Once the race restarted Blaney blasted into the lead with Lockbourne, Ohio's Cole Duncan in tow. Blaney had built a commanding lead, but in traffic from lap 15 on, Duncan whittled away at the lead, coming within .19 seconds of the leader. Greg Wilson came on late in the race from a 14th place start into third after a race-long battle with D.J. Foos, who had a solid 4th, and Parker Price-Miller.

Danny Smith took a nasty end for end flip in his heat, but drove a back-up car in the B-main and took a provisional for the feature. Blaney and Brady Bacon were also flip victims, but uninjured.

Duncan made an exciting bid for the win over the last three laps, but fell short by only a few car lengths at the finish after diving low alongside Blaney yet unable to make the pass.

Rounding out the top ten were 1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[14] ; 4. 21-DJ Foos[7] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 97A-Brandon Wimmer[17] ; 7. 17B-Josh Baughman[20] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 9. 9x-Rob Chaney[10] ; and 10. 81-Lee Jacobs[9].

The late model feature was a barn-burner. In the Late Model main "Insane" Duane Chamberlain raced to the early lead and started to pull away by lap five. Hot Rod Conley filed into second with Matt Westfall and Greggie Oliver, the 2014 champ in pursuit. Seventh place starter Delmas Conley began picking off cars with great precision and by lap seven had moved into second.

As Chamberlain moved into lapped traffic the field closed the gap; Conley riding along in second with Oliver and Westfall in the next two positions. Jackie Bogg's mount came to life and through laps 9-17 it was a Chamberlain-Conley-Boggs freight train. The trio was so close one could have thrown a blanket over the front-runners. Often three wide Boggs dove under Conley then drifted high while Delmas dove low into turn one.

Conley and Chamberlain went for the same hole, but Conley had already committed as the front pair made heavy impact in the turn one scramble. Boggs blasted high for a three-wide salute into turn two.

Conley pulled the contenders down the back chute, then was left the rest of the race to fend off Boggs and Chamberlain. On lap 21 Chris Garnes was whistled with a caution, tightening the field. Chamberlain pulled alongside Conley to express his displeasure, while Boggs also let the veteran know he was in the wake.

Conley didn't crack and at one point had raced to a .81 second lead, until Boggs closed the gap for an exciting finish and winning margin of less than a tenth of second.

Several drivers tied for hard-charging honors. Tyler Carpenter, Brandon Kinzer, Jason Montgomery, and Chad Smith all picked up six positions.

Rounding out the top ten were Conley, Jackie Boggs, Duane Chamberlain, Greggie Oliver, Matt Westfall, Rod Conley, Tyler Carpenter, Tim Dohm, R.J. Conley, and Zach Dohm.

Speedweek moves on to Fremont Thursday, Limaland Friday, and back to Fremont for the finale Saturday night. Atomic hosts 4H Night Saturday, June 27 with AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Enduro cars.

Sunday, June 28 the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience comes to Atomic! For more information visit dirtracewithkenny.com

Friday, July 3 is now the RESCHEDULED FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT #1 featuring AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Race Saver 305 Sprints and Enduro cars.

For more Atomic Speedway information, please call 740-703-9749 or visit << www.atomicspeedway.net >>

Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Upcoming Atomic Events

Saturday June 27 - 4H Night - AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Enduro

Sunday June 28 - The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience! For more information visit dirtracewithkenny.com

Friday July 3rd - RESCHEDULED FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT #1 - AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Race Saver 305 Sprints and Enduro

Saturday July 11th - Triple Crown Family Night - AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Enduro - FAMILY NIGHT SPECIAL - 2 Adults and all kids under 15 for only $20

The Summary: June 24, 2015 Atomic Speedway

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The Night The Stars Come Out

410 Sprints - UNOH ALL-Star Circuit of Champions (48)

Qualifying

1.17B-Josh Baughman, 12.323; 2.22-Cole Duncan, 12.326; 3.98H-Dave Blaney, 12.370; 4.21-DJ Foos, 12.381; 5.59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.422; 6.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.428; 7.97A-Brandon Wimmer, 12.455; 8.99-Brady Bacon, 12.472; 9.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.537; 10.3G-James McFadden, 12.561; 11.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.562; 12.1-Dale Blaney, 12.601; 13.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.628; 14.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.698; 15.6H-Kenny Jacobs, 12.712; 16.5T-Travis Philo, 12.714; 17.4X-Jimmy Stinson, 12.729; 18.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.799; 19.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.804; 20.60K-Kory Crabtree, 12.806; 21.4-Danny Smith, 12.826; 22.35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.833; 23.94-Ryan Smith, 12.841; 24.35R-Ronnie Blair, 12.870; 25.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.879; 26.2L-Logan Forler, 12.903; 27.5AU-Danny Reidy, 12.976; 28.40-Caleb Helms, 13.033; 29.89-Cody Darrah, 13.033; 30.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.057; 31.91-Cale Thomas, 13.120; 32.48-Danny Dietrich, 13.124; 33.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.139; 34.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.265; 35.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.353; 36.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.449; 37.9W-Lance Webb, 13.519; 38.22D-Josh Davis, 13.702; 39.92-Sam Ashworth, 13.733; 40.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.796; 41.83X-Nate Reeser, 13.856; 42.3F-Rick Fraley, 14.002; 43.A79-RJ Perkins, 14.003; 44.40i-Mark Imler, 14.106; 45.41-Randy Fink, 14.418; 46.37-Mark Coleman, 14.781; 47.2-Nathan Skaggs, 99.300; 48.A76-Brandy Bower, 99.380;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 21-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 6. 60K-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 7. 17B-Josh Baughman[4] ; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[7] ; 9. A79-RJ Perkins[10] ; 10. 9W-Lance Webb[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney[4] ; 3. 2L-Logan Forler[6] ; 4. 97A-Brandon Wimmer[3] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[5] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 7. 3F-Rick Fraley[10] ; 8. 92-Sam Ashworth[8] ; 9. 83X-Nate Reeser[9] ; 10. 99-Brady Bacon[2]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 4. 3G-James McFadden[4] ; 5. 5AU-Danny Reidy[6] ; 6. 22D-Josh Davis[7] ; 7. 41-Randy Fink[8] ; 8. A76-Brandy Bower[10] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[5]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 35AU-Jamie Veal[1] ; 2. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[3] ; 4. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[4] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton[8] ; 7. 17W-Bryan Clauson[5] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 9. 37-Mark Coleman[9]

Heat 5, Group E - (8 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 3. 35R-Ronnie Blair[3] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[5] ; 6. 33M-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 8. 40i-Mark Imler[9] ; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8]

Dash 1 (6 Laps)

1. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[9] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney[2] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[12] ; 7. 21-DJ Foos[7] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs[11] ; 10. 9x-Rob Chaney[6] ; 11. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 12. 35AU-Jamie Veal[8]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 22D-Josh Davis[2] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[4] ; 3. 92-Sam Ashworth[3] ; 4. 3F-Rick Fraley[6] ; 5. 9W-Lance Webb[1] ; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser[5] ; 7. 40i-Mark Imler[8] ; 8. A76-Brandy Bower[12] ; 9. 41-Randy Fink[9] ; 10. 37-Mark Coleman[10] ; 11. A79-RJ Perkins[7] ; 12. 2-Nathan Skaggs[11]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 2. 17B-Josh Baughman[1] ; 3. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[4] ; 4. 60K-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 5. 17W-Bryan Clauson[9] ; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich[11] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[12] ; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton[14] ; 9. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 10. 91-Cale Thomas[10] ; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15] ; 12. 57X-Andrew Palker[13] ; 13. 4-Danny Smith[16] ; 14. 22D-Josh Davis[17] ; 15. 5AU-Danny Reidy[7] ; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[18] ; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 18. 99-Brady Bacon[2]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[12] ; 4. 21-DJ Foos[7] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 97A-Brandon Wimmer[15] ; 7. 17B-Josh Baughman[20] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 9. 9x-Rob Chaney[10] ; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 11. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[17] ; 12. 45-Tim Shaffer[21] ; 13. 5T-Travis Philo[11] ; 14. 35AU-Jamie Veal[14] ; 15. 4-Danny Smith[24] ; 16. 2L-Logan Forler[13] ; 17. 60K-Kory Crabtree[22] ; 18. 35R-Ronnie Blair[16] ; 19. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 20. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[23] ; 21. 40-Caleb Helms[25] ; 22. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[18] ; 23. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[19] ; 24. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 25. 98H-Dave Blaney[4] ; 26. 3G-James McFadden[26]

803Fire.com Late Models (28)

Fast Time: Delmas Conley 13:413

Heat One: Duane Chamberlain, Matt Westfall, Delmas Conley, Zach Dohm, Tyler Carpenter, Brandon Kinzer, Kevin Wagner, Craig Wolford, Adam Jones

Heat Two: Rod Conley, R.J. Conley, Jackie Boggs, Tim Dohm, Audie Swartz, Jeremy Berwanger, Jason Montgomery, Chad Smith, Freddie Carpenter

Heat Three: Greggie Oliver, Jason Perry, Mark Frazier, Joe Buskirk, Chris Garnes, J.T. Conley, Kenneth Howell, Kirk Phillips, Derek Chaney, Tommy Mossbarger

B-Main: Brandon Kinzer, Kevin Wagner, J.T. Conley, Jason Montgomery, Chad Smith, Kenneth Howell, Jeremy Berwanger, Kirk Phillips, Craig Wolford, Freddie Carpenter, Derek Chaney, Adam Jones, Tommy Mossbarger

Feature: Delmas Conley, Jackie Boggs, Duane Chamberlain, Greggie Oliver, Matt Westfall, Rod Conley, Tyler Carpenter, Tim Dohm, R.J. Conley, Zach Dohm, Audie Swartz, J.T. Conley, Brandon Kinzer, Jason Montgomery, Chad Smith, Joe Buskirk, Kevin Wagner, Chris Garnes, Jason Perry, and Mark Frazier.

 

 

Open Wheel Wednesday Treats Fans to Great Dirt Track Racing

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) Dirt track fans were treated to three and even four-wide racing on the track at Plymouth Speedway in this week’s annual Open Wheel Wednesday event.

It was Kokomo, Indiana’s Shane Cottle who came away with the win in the Dickies Restaurant 600 Non-Wing Sprints event to start the evening of feature racing. He was the class of the field having started from the pole and leading all laps. Bradley Jameson, a Logansport, Indiana native, started right beside Cottle at the start and fell in behind him and that’s where he stayed for the rest of the feature. Lakeville, Indiana’s Eric Saunders snuck into the third and final podium spot after Dawson Stealy fell back a spot. A late-race caution bunched up the field, but the leaders remained on point.

Cottle, who ran the No. 57 usually driven by Chad Hartzell, had fun out front in the feature.

“These guys gave me a great car - a bad-fast car,” said Cottle. “It’s a lot of fun to come out here and run with these racers. I hope we put on a good show for the fans.”

Cottle attempted to make it two wins in one night, but he didn’t have the car to get by Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas, Jr. who dominated the field of 20+ OmniSource 410 Non-Wing Sprints. The real battle on the track was for the two other podium positions between Shane Cottle and Robert Ballou, who calls Westville, Indiana home. The two had been running all over the track trying to get track position. A red flag for CJ Leary, who flipped his sprint car out of turn one, set up a green-white-checkered finish to give the pair a chance to settle the battle. Ballou worked on Cottle for second, but didn’t have enough time to make the pass. Thomas, Jr. won the race with Cottle in second with Ballou trailing Cottle by less than 0.2 seconds for third.

“We had a Cadillac tonight,” smiled Kevin Thomas, Jr. “It was nice to stay out from and not have to pass any cars. It was a relief to run my own race. It was great!”

Athens Archery presented Thomas, Jr. with a bow in addition to his first place trophy. Team VW Audi in Merrillville was also a proud presenting sponsor of Wednesday night’s action.

The Playground of Power crew now prepares for six features plus fireworks Saturday night, sponsored by R&B Car Company. I-Mods will be included with the regular features of the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds, Dickies Restaurant 600 Open Sprints, WTCA Super Streets, Walmart Thunder Stocks and Bane-Welker Cyber Stocks. Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps start at 6 p.m. and racing is at 7 p.m. ET. Ticket and pit pass pricing can be found at www.plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

DALE BLANEY EXCITES HOMETOWN FANS AT SHARON WITH OHIO ALL STAR SPRINT SPEEDWEEK WIN

By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 23, 2015 After losing the last two years' Ohio Speedweek events to rain, Mother Nature threw her best at Sharon Speedway again dumping heavy rain and storms over the Hartford, Ohio oval throughout the morning hours leaving the facility water logged. Track officials though went to work and went on with the show as Dale Blaney picked up the Ohio Speedweek win for Tony Stewart's new All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars and Casey Butler captured the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stock undercard event.

Dale Blaney moved one step closer to the $25,000 Cometic Gaskets bonus for winning at least five of the nine Ohio Speedweek events by capturing his second win of the week matching Sheldon Haudenschild as Speedweek repeat winners. Blaney made a bold pass of Ryan Smith in the dash to earn the pole position starting spot, and then went on to lead all 30 laps of the feature holding off Australians James McFadden and Jamie Veal for the victory. The $5,000 win was Blaney's fifth All Star score of 2015, and all-time leading 120th of his storied career.

"It's been awhile, but I always enjoy coming back here," expressed the 51-year-old Hartford, Ohio native. "There's a lot of tradition. My dad, brother, and uncle have won a lot of races here. It's a great place- four miles up the road. If I had to pick a race to win this week it'd be here. Hopefully we can come back in a couple weeks and see if we can get a second one at dad's memorial. We've had bad dash draws the last two nights drawing a 10 and an 11. I wasn't good enough to make up any ground, but tonight we had a great dash draw. Getting out in clean air was good- we'll take it!"

Blaney took off in the lead with Smith and McFadden in tow. Haudenschild's bid for three straight Ohio Speedweek wins came to a screeching half when he took a hard flip in turn four after jumping another competitors wheel. Haudenschild was okay. Green flag action resumed on lap four. The top three of Blaney, Smith, and McFadden began to distance themselves from the field by lap seven.

McFadden, who was making his first ever Sharon start, looked strong as drove around Smith for runner-up racing off turn four on lap eight. Three-time Sharon winner, Danny Holtgraver, turned heads as he was on the move from seventh. Holtgraver had the Phoenix Motorsports #59 rolling as he stole fifth from Saturday's Eldora Speedway Speedweek winner, Greg Wilson, on lap 13. Holtgraver then inherited fourth when Smith came to a stop with a flat tire at the halfway point.

When racing resumed, Holtgraver appeared like he may have be player at the finish as he blasted by Veal off turn four on lap 17 for third. Holtgraver then began to set his sights on McFadden when something broke on his ride sending him hard into the turn two fence and upside down. It was a bitter end for the nine-time All Star winner with 19 laps in the record books.

While his brother set the pace out front, all eyes focused on Dave Blaney over the closing laps. Last year's "Lou Blaney Memorial" winner, started ninth and cracked the top five on lap 20 displacing Tim Shaffer. The elder Blaney was running the fastest laps of any other competitor as he ran down and passed Wilson for fourth on lap 25. "The Buckeye Bullet" though would run out of laps even though he closed in late.

Up front, it was Dale Blaney racing on to the victory despite losing some of his lead on lap 29 trying to lap outside pole-sitter, Ryan Smith. Blaney took the checkered flag first for the 14th time of his career at Sharon in the CH Motorsports, GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands-sponsored #1. The victory moves Blaney into a tie for 12th on the all-time win list with Bob Felmlee.

It was a great Sharon debut for McFadden in runner-up as he recorded his third straight Ohio Speedweek podium finish. "It was a good night for us to come here for our first time and run second to Dale is pretty cool," expressed McFadden. "I thought we had something for him in lapped traffic there, but we kept getting the yellows. Full credit to the team- it was a real nice race car to drive tonight, but we were one spot shy so hopefully tomorrow night we can get up on the top step. Hopefully we can keep this momentum rolling."

Veal's third place was his best Ohio Speedweek effort. "The team did a great job tonight," stated Veal. "We weren't that good last night, but to come here tonight and get a podium is great. We're trying a few different things to keep things rolling, and to run third to Dale and James McFadden who are two of the best in the world is pretty cool."

Dave Blaney was fourth in his 2015 Ohio Speedweek debut over Wilson. Completing the top 10 were Shaffer, Stuart Brubaker, Bryan Clauson, Brady Bacon, and Caleb Helms. Brubaker, Shaffer, Danny Smith, Ryan Smith, and Logan Forler won the heat races. Haudenschild won the B main, while Dale Blaney won the dash. Dave Blaney set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 13.135.

For the third straight Mini Stock event, a newcomer invaded by making an approximate 100-mile tow and took the top honors in the Deforest Used Parts-sponsored division. This time it was Casey Butler leading all 15 laps for the special $300 to-win payday.

"We usually drive to Marietta every Friday night and race down there so we thought we ought to come up here and try it out," explained the Millersburg, Ohio racer. "My cousin has raced here a few times and had fun and told us it's a nice race track. We figured we'd come up and watch the Sprint Cars as well."

A trio of cautions were all that slowed Butler's run to the checkered flag in his #4; however, he did have some challenges by Saturday's winner Andy Proper and another newcomer in Jason Shaw. Proper was taken out on the final lap by Adam Reseigh battling for second with Shaw and Reseigh. Shaw was credited with runner-up over two-time champion, Bill Fuchs, Jordan Ehrenberg, and Tim McAninch. Proper, Fuchs, and Butler won the heat races over the season high 20-car field.

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars (30 laps, $5,000 to-win): 1. DALE BLANEY (1) 2. James McFadden (Gaerte/Norman 3G) 3. Jamie Veal (35AU) 4. Dave Blaney (98H) 5. Greg Wilson (W20) 6. Tim Shaffer (Grove 45) 7. Stuart Brubaker (Burmeister 16) 8. Bryan Clauson (Wood 17w) 9. Brady Bacon (99) 10. Caleb Helms (40) 11. Logan Forler (2) 12. Cole Duncan (Demyan/Rudzik 49) 13. Chad Kemenah (Hunter 10H) 14. Cody Darrah (89) 15. Lee Jacobs (Lewis 81) 16. Ryan Smith (Warko 94) 17. Eric Williams (7) 18. Danny Holtgraver (Leidig 59) 19. Cap Henry (Genzman 53) 20. Danny Smith (4) 21. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (Seger 25) 22. Roger Crockett (Grove 70) 23. Danny Dietrich (Kauffman 48) 24. Sheldon Haudenschild (93) 25. Parker Price-Miller (9P)

DNQ from the B main: D.J. Foos (Coomer 21), Carl Bowser (10), Travis Philo (5T), T.J. Michael (8M), Josh Baughman (17), Danny Reidy (5AU), Jody Keegan (60), Brandon Matus (13), Scott Priester (Dionise 15), A.J. Flick (2), Adam Kekich (5K), Brandon Spithaler (22), Jimmy Morris (16), Brent Matus (33), Paul May (71M), Jac Haudenschild (Armbruster 73), Sean Zemunik (27z).

Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks (15 laps, $300 to-win): 1. CASEY BUTLER (4) 2. Jason Shaw (1) 3. Bill Fuchs (10) 4. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57) 5. Tim McAninch (43) 6. Jim Haefke, Jr. (421) 7. Pat Hanlon (7H) 8. Andy Proper (17) 9. Dan Nagy (17B) 10. Mitch Stokes (1) 11. Matt Rubright (X) 12. Jason Pavlick (00) 13. Tommy Joyce (25) 14. Michael DelliQuadri (77D) 15. Jamie Maxwell (6) 16. Ken Lawson (10) 17. Logan Keney (16) 18. Adam Reseigh (2) 19. Joe Keney (15K)-DNS 20. Jeff Little (42)-DNS.

Coming up this weekend is a doubleheader of events. Friday is the second "Summer Jam & BBQ Series" featuring the band "Testify"- a Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute band. Gates open at 6 p.m. with entertainment at 9. Admission is $5. Bring your band on Saturday night and receive $2 off to "Steel Valley Thunder" featuring the weekly six divisions plus the RUSH Late Models. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

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.

 

 

SHELDON HAUDENSCHILD EARNS 2nd STRAIGHT SPEEDWEEK VICTORY; DAMIAN BIDWELL SNARES SWEENEY RUSH LM WIN AT WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY

Orrville, Ohio Monday, June 22, 2015

Wooster’s Sheldon Haudenschild goes back to back in the Buckeye State during round four of the 33rd annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Coming off his win at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday night, Haudenschild would earn his second straight victory Monday Night at Wayne County Speedway by winning the Duffy Smith Memorial on White’s Ford night. ”It feels so great to win here” said Sheldon “ This car has been so good lately”. This would be his third career UNOH All Star win at Wayne County Speedway. For the second time in three days, Dash winner Danny Holtgraver would lead the field to the green flag which was short lived for a caution for Danny Dietrich in turn one. Haudenschild would take command for the opening two laps when the red flag flew for WCS’ point leader, Brad Haudenschild, who flipped in turn three. Back to action, Haudenschild would open up a straightaway lead over Holtgraver, James McFadden and Parker Price-Miller when the red flag reappeared for Broc Martin on lap seven. On this restart, Sheldon and his Southern Pacific Farms and Callies Performance #93 would use the notorious ‘Haudenschild Line’, up against the cushion and wall to rebuild his lead as Price-Miller moved into second at the lap ten mark and begin to chase down the leader. With ten circuits to go, Haudenschild and Price-Miller would exchange slide jobs on each other but Price-Miller slipped in turn two to allow McFadden back into second. Following a caution with seven laps to go, Haudenschild would drive away on the restart as Price-Miller, who had won the UNOH All Star race at WCS back in April, reclaimed second from McFadden in the closing laps as Chad Kemenah and Jac Haudenschild rounded out the top five. Dale Blaney was the fast qualifier of the 52 sprinters with a time of 14.896 seconds as the heat races were won by McFadden, Price-Miller, Cody Darrah, Tim Shaffer and Rob Chaney. Jody Keegan topped the C-main with Stuart Brubaker claiming the B-main. Damian Bidwell edged past Max Blair on a restart with three laps to go to win the Sweeney Rush Late Model feature. Five time track champion Ryan Markham would set the pace for the opening 15 laps of the 25 lap main with Brian Knowles, John Watters and Blair in pursuit. Blair would move into third on lap 12 and during the next trip around the track would take second from Knowles. As Markham encountered the back markers with 10 to go, Blair would take the low side of turn three to power past Markham with Bidwell right behind. Following a caution with three to go, the field lined up double file and when the green reappeared, Bidwell outmuscled Blair into turn one and the held on for the win. Markham held on to third with Watters and Charlie Duncan filling out the top five. Markham, Bidwell and Blair scored the heat wins. Wayne County Speedway will be back in action Saturday, June 27 with the Harriger Towing Late Models, Aamco Transmission Super Stocks, WQKT Mini Stocks, Flat Track Carts and the Mini Wedges. General Admission will be $10 while Pit Passes will be $25. Check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information about the track.

UNOH ALL STAR SPRINTS Duffy Smith Memorial Feature Sheldon Haudenschild, Parker Price-Miller, James McFadden, Chad Kemenah, Jac Haudenschild, Cody Darrah, Greg Wilson, Kenny Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver, Dale Blaney, Byron Reed, Steve Kinser, Travis Philo, Caleb Helms, Rob Chaney, Brady Bacon, Brandon Spithaler, Jamie Veal, Cole Duncan, Broc Martin, DJ Foos, Tim Shaffer, Brad Haudenschild, Stuart Brubaker, Danny Dietrich

SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS Feature Damian Bidwell, Max Blair, Ryan Markham, John Watters, Charlie Duncan, Eric Wilson, Michael Lake, Brian Knowles, Alan Dellinger, Joe Sylvester, Troy Shields, Joe Long, Steve Lowery, Jim Cochran, Paul Harriger, Kristin Flory, Hiram Bachmann, Josh Stoica, Matt Latta, Rob Marhaefka, Jamie Wrightsman, Justin Chance, W L Stile, Jason Knowles

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway

 Farmington MO – (June 23, 2015) Growing up we all knew Brian wasn’t normal, while the rest of the us were chasing down the ice cream truck, Brian would be in the sand box with his Tonka trucks, moving one sand pile to another, making holes filling them up, making drainage ditches. You would see him standing back looking at his sandbox empire with pride and a smile on his face. After we would get done with our ice cream we would rip through it with our bikes, he never would cry, he would just pick up his Tonka trucks and get back to work. Later as we left the ice cream truck for girls, he stuck to the Tonka trucks then we knew he was a mad scientist, all that time in the sand box paid off. Brian and his crew were able to pull off the unthinkable this weekend. With all the rain that came down, St. Francois County Raceway was once again the ONLY TRACK in the area to race. Brian couldn’t do it without a great crew and lots of hard labor and sweat!

Robbie Williams won his heat and the feature and what did he get for his winnings? His car gets put into his trailer, the track puts their locks on the doors and the car is impounded and the motor tore down. That’s right, after five wins in the Pure Street class your motor is coming apart for an inspection. Since it was Father’s Day weekend, the car was locked away until Monday evening when track officials and crew met and tore down the power plant. It was completed late last night and the findings???? LEGAL!!!!!!!!!!! Travis Goodman won his heat race showing he still had what it takes to make it around the 3/8 mile track at Farmington. Robbie Williams, Jason Neel, Charley Savage, Travis Goodman and Ryan Williams round out your top 5 in the Pure Street Feature.

The B Mod class continues to draw big car counts, the biggest class at the track. Ryan Middaugh, Shane Blair and Dusty Homan were your heat race winners. Drivers struggled this week with car setups. In the feature we saw most catfishing around the bottom, hard to pass. One driver said the track was a “special kind of slick” racing here for the past eight years and never had a track quite like this. Races fan are very passionate about their favorite drivers, they will defend you even if you’re wrong. Well drivers are just as crazy about racing. This week Shane Blair rushed back from his Mexico vacation to race and Cody Savage, well he takes the cake… He cut his honey moon short to come race, started last and took third in his heat. Congrats Cody, I hope that decision works out for you in the future and isn’t used in the after wedding fight. Eddie Gross, Ryan Middaugh, Dusty Homan, Kenny Harris and Cody Savage where your top 5 in the feature. During the Feature we had a long caution where cars sat waiting. The combination of a hot, humid Missouri weather, race engine, and short exhaust dumping out right in front of the drivers left Mike Savage a little under the weather on the restart. Mike was transported to a local hospital where he was found to be dehydrated. Mike is feeling fine now and will be back racing this week. Drivers, remember as we get deeper into the summer heat you have to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and it starts before you get to the track.

When Rusty Griffaw shows up he comes expecting to take home the trophy and so do most of his competitors, but not this week. Earlier in the weekend Rusty blew a motor while racing in Illinois; he came home and put in his back up motor and hauled to SFCR, but this week Matt Eaton once again had the car setup to win. Good to see Mike Francis back again this week, he and Rusty won the heat races and Rusty won the Dash making it look like just another win for Rusty. The feature started and Rusty took the lead and would hold it until Eaton decided enough was enough, motored around Griffaw like it was a Sunday Drive and drove on to the checkered flag for the win. Matt Eaton, Rusy Griffaw, Kasey Nations, Mike Francis and Tim Nash were your winners in the caution free A Mod Feature.

The Gateway Vintage cars were at SFCR this weekend taking you back to your childhood or showing you the racing heritage; whichever age group you fall into, you just have to love the Vintage Cars. These old cars, outfitted with some modern day safety technology really put on a great show; we love to see them here. Butch Graham and Dustin Adams who has been struggling in his sprint car won the heat races. The top five for the feature are Dustin Adams, Kevin Worley, Kevin Buckley, Cliff Hensley and Jon Self. Good job Dustin, keep digging in that Sprint Car, you will be in the winner’s circle there too, it’s in your blood!

The Jimmy Hurley Show rolled into SFCR Saturday night. Jimmy was hurt in an off the track car accident earlier this year so it’s good to see him back racing and back with us at SFCR, one of the crowd’s favorite fast guys. And he proved just that by pulling off the Triple Crown winning his heat race, dash and feature this week. Joey Boyd, Joey Montgomery and Jimmy Hurley were your heat race winners and again Hurley captured the Dash win. In the second caution free feature event of the night Jimmy Hurley wins, Joey Montgomery, Joey Boyd, Joe B. Miller and Kory Bales were your feature winners. Every time I see Joey Boyd win a race or finish good I can’t help but think that the Track Legend, “Tubby Black,” is riding along in that #67 car giving him pointers as they go along. The song “RIDING WITH PRIVATE MALONE” pops into my mind and I remember seeing Joey and Tubby riding to the track on Saturday mornings to check in. You could always see Tubby’s smile before you could see his eyes as they pulled up the parking lot.

This week is double points night. Drivers will be racing for double points, a win this weekend could make up for that bad night you had or missed. It could be the difference between a big fat check and a little one at the end of the year race banquet. Also since Brian missed the ice cream truck in his child hood, he is bringing one to his sand box! That’s rice this weekend we will have an ice cream booth set up and running, get your racing fix and your sweet tooth fix all at the same spot!

See you this Saturday night. Gates open at 4 PM, Hot Laps at 6 PM and Racing at 7 PM. Grandstand admission just $10 for adults and kids 12 and under FREEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

Results June 20, 2015

Sprints HEAT 1 1. 67 JOEY BOYD 2. 2 KEITH BURCH 3. 7C JOE B. MLLER 4. 21P ADAM PARMLEY 5. 90 PATRICK BUDDE 6. 55 KEVIN TODD HEAT 2 1. 12X JOEY MONTGOMERY 2. 16G SCOTTIE GRETZMACHER 3. 5 KORY BALES 4. 606 JOHN EPPERSON 5. 3 DUSTIN ADAMS 6. 9X BRAD YODER HEAT 3 1. 35 JIMMY HURLEY 2. 88 JEFF WURST 3. 19 JEFF MASSON 4. 97 TOMMY WORLEY JR (NF) 5. 11K KASEY BURCH(NF) DASH 1. 35 JIMMY HURLEY 2. 16G SCOTTIE GRETZMACHER 3. 67 JOEY BOYD 4. 12X JOEY MONTGOMERY 5. 2 KEITH BURCH 6. 88 JEFF WURST FEATURE 1. 35 JIMMY HURLEY 2. 12X JOEY MONTGOMERY 3. 67 JOEY BOYD 4. 7C JOE B. MILLER 5. 5 KORY BALES 6. 2 KEITH BURCH 7. 88 16G SCOTTIE GRETZMACHER 8. 88 JEFF WURST 9. 21P ADAM PARMLEY 10. 606 JOHN EPPERSON 11. 3 DUSTIN ADAMS 12. 19 JEFF MASSON 13. 9X BRAD YODER 14.55 KEVIN TODD(NF) 15. 90 PATRICK BUDDE(NF) 16. 97 TOMMY WORLEY(NS) 17. 11K KASEY BURCH(NS)

 

 

15 Southern Outlaw Sprinters

Last Saturday night the SOS Outlaws rained down on the always fast, Super High banked, Deep South Speedway, in Loxley AL. The night started out hot and the racing was hotter.. When we finally completed the “Eagle Motorsports Drivers Meeting”, the SOS Superstars took to the 18* banking and never looked back.. This night we were also complemented by a full field of Deep South Speedway Local classes and Pro Motorcycles.. The first Heat, presented by AutoMeter, was handily taken by Kyle Amersons # 29, from Montgomery AL., Top 3 were; Amerson, Morgan, Lee.. The second Heat, presented by Ultra Shield Racing Products was Scott McDonalds # 88 from Houston TX., Top 3 were; McDonald, Miller, Beck.. After the Heat races and the passing points were figured, we set the Superstars loose in a heated 25 lap battle to the finish. Scott McDonald in the 88 car took the Winged Warriors into turn one and never checked up.. With the race going caution free, McDonald was a man on a mission.. Shane Morgan, The “Biloxi Bandit” was in hot pursuit for the 1st 6 to 7 laps, and then going a little high in turns 3 and 4, let Michael Miller in the 4M car slide job his way into second.. All this time McDonald had it turned all the way up and was setting a new track record for the big half mile.. Morgan with one lap to go lost oil pressure and had to take it to the infield, letting the Best Western Sponsored #09 of Timmy Thrash slip his way into a 3rd place finish.. The Man/Boy we need to be watching is the “High Side Kid” Tristan Lee in the N2 Deep car.. This 14 year old is going to have a long and great future in Sprintcars.. The Hard Charger Award, presented by Schaeffer Oil Products, was none the other than Timmy Thrash’s #09, who after trouble in the Qualifying Heats and a starting position of , 9th , finished 3rd.. Thrash had missed a few shows, but after last Saturday nights performance, he is big, fast, and back…

The Feature results were as follows: 1. Scott McDonald #88X 2. Michael Miller #4M 3. Timmy Thrash #09 4. Brandon Blendon #88 5. Harley Zimmermon #00 6. Shane Morgan #01 7. Tristan Lee #N2 8. Kyle Amerson #29 9. Frank Beck # 2B 10. DNS

Coming up July 3rd & 4th, 2 big nights in Hattiesburg MS.. Saturday night the 4th there will be fireworks and the 2nd Annual “Flip Flop 50” Lapper… You don’t want to miss this one…

As always, we would like to thank the Fans, Sponsors, and Drivers that support and follow the SOS Outlaws…

 

 

Dover Captures NCRA Sprint Victory at the Kansas State Fairgrounds!

Park City, Kansas – June 21, 2015 - Nebraska’s Jack Dover became the first repeat winner on the 2015 race season as he took the lead just past the races midway point to win the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car feature Sunday night at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas during a huge tripe night of series action on Father’s Day.

J.D. Johnson and Don Droud, Jr. started on the front row for the fifteen lap feature with Johnson grabbing the lead as the green flag fell. Johnson, aboard the Whitehead Motorsports #8, led the field around the big fairgrounds half mile the first eight laps before Dover got by to take the lead on lap nine.

The lone caution of the feature fell on lap thirteen when rookie of the year contender Josh Fairbank lost power coming out of turn four.

The final two laps saw Dover motor away from the rest of the field to claim his second tour victory of the season and continue his winning ways in the Kansas/Nebraska area.

J.D. Johnson settled for second while Droud brought home the Ochs Brothers #1x third. Current point leader C.J. Johnson, who won last night at 81 Speedway in Park City, capped off a successful weekend by finishing fourth while ninth starting Jon Freeman rounded out the top five.

The two-eight lap heat races for the twelve car field were won by Droud and J.D. Johnson.

A busy month of June for the NCRA sprint division comes to a conclusion this coming weekend as the tour will make their second and final appearance of the season at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas on Saturday night (June 27) for the annual “Steve King Memorial” before heading back to 81 Speedway on Sunday night. Both events will be co-sanctioned with the American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series Red River region and a much anticipated two-night event.

NCRA Sprints

Kansas State Fairgrounds/ Hutchinson, Kansas

6/21/2015

12 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Don Droud Jr. (Lincoln, Ne), 2) Raymond Seeman (Jetmore, Ks), 3) Jeff Stasa (Kingman, Ks), 4) J.R. Topper, 5) Jon Freeman (Salina, Ks), 6) Luke Cranston (Ness City, Ks)

2nd Heat: 1) J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 2) Jack Dover (Springfield, Ne), 3) CJ Johnson (Quinter, Ks), 4) Josh Fairbank (Wichita, Ks), 5) Jeremy Campbell (Wichita, Ks), 6) Jake Greider (Haysville, Ks)

A Feature: 1) Jack Dover (Springfield, Ne), 2) J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 3) Don Droud Jr. (Lincoln, Ne), 4) CJ Johnson (Quinter, Ks), 5) Jon Freeman (Salina, Ks), 6) Luke Cranston (Ness City, Ks), 7) Raymond Seeman (Jetmore, Ks), 8) Jeff Stasa (Kingman, Ks), 9) Jeremy Campbell (Wichita, Ks), 10) J.R. Topper, 11) Josh Fairbank (Wichita, Ks), 12) Jake Greider (Haysville, Ks)

 

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS PR: STYRES SNAGS FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON AT BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY

by Greg Calnan (Saturday, June 20, 2015) - Brighton, Ontario - The Southern Ontario Sprints tour headed to Brighton Speedway for the fourth round of the 2015 season, on a night that also featured the return of the World of Outlaw Late Model Series. For Glenn Styres the night would produce his first win since capturing the 2014 SOS Championship.

A total of 21 cars made the trek to the 1/3 mile clay oval in Brighton, Ontario. Dain Naida and Glenn Styres started on the front row of the 25 lap feature on what was a dry slick track following the Late Model main event.

Naida took the early lead and maintained the top spot through a caution for a spin by Shawn Sliter in the opening laps. On the restart Styres utilized the outside line around the track to reel the leader in, and on lap 6 powered by Naida in corner four to take the lead. The pass would hold up to be the winning move of the race and propelled Styres to victory.

The battle of the race was for the third through sixth positions, as Keith Dempster, Mitch Brown, Cory Turner and Chris Jones all swapped positions multiple times. In the closing laps point leader Brown broke free of the pack and took the third position behind Styres and Naida. Dempster and Turner completed the top five.

The win was Styres’ 43rd career sprint car win, and first of the 2015 season. The podium finish for Brown helped him maintain the unofficial point lead after the fourth round of the twelve race tour.

The Southern Ontario Sprints next return to action for two nights of racing on Friday, July 3rd at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, and Saturday, July 4th at South Buxton Raceway near Chatham, Ontario.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2015 SEASON EVENT #4 - SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015 BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY - BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name - Hometown) 0 Glenn Styres - Ohsweken ON 01 Kyle Fraser - White Lake ON 2w Lee Winger - Mount Hope ON 5 Keith Dempster - Alton ON 10b Mitch Brown - Brantford ON 10 Bob Crawford - Sutton ON 11j Chris Jones - Picton ON 11t Jamie Turner - Caistor Centre ON 11z Darren Zumpe - St. Catharines ON 15 Mike Ferrell - London ON 15aw April Wilson - Joyceville ON 19 Cory Turner - Caistor Centre ON 22 James Thompson - St. Catharines ON 25 Warren Mahoney - Lefroy ON 42W Rick Wilson - Joyceville ON 57r Tyler Rand - Picton ON 66 Frank Baranowski - Mount Hope ON 71s Shawn Sliter - Port Colborne ON 77 Dain Naida - Tecumseh MI 77x Alex Hill - Ohsweken ON 91 Ryan Turner - Caistor Centre ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (6) 2. 11t Jamie Turner (4) 3. 5 Keith Dempster (7) 4. 66 Frank Baranowski (5) 5. 15 Mike Ferrell (3) DNF. 01 Kyle Fraser (1) DNS. 77x Alex Hill (2) No Time.

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps -Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 11j Chris Jones (2) 2. 77 Dain Naida (4) 3. 10b Mitch Brown (3) 4. 91 Ryan Turner (7) 5. 42w Rick Wilson (6) 6. 25 Warren Mahoney (1) 7. 10 Bob Crawford (5) No Time.

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 57r Tyler Rand (1) 2. 19 Cory Turner (6) 3. 11z Darren Zumpe (2) 4. 71s Shawn Sliter (7) 5. 15aw April Wilson (4) 6. 2w Lee Winger (3) 7. 22 James Thompson (5) Time - 1:50.881

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (2) 2. 77 Dain Naida (1) 3. 10b Mitch Brown (7) 4. 5 Keith Dempster (4) 5. 19 Cory Turner (3) 6. 11j Chris Jones (6) 7. 11t Jamie Turner (8) 8. 91 Ryan Turner (11) 9. 42w Rick Wilson (14) 10. 57r Tyler Rand (9) 11. 66 Frank Baranowski (10) 12. 11z Darren Zumpe (5) 13. 10 Bob Crawford (18) 14. 01 Kyle Fraser (20) 15. 25 Warren Mahoney (16) 16. 77x Alex Hill (21) 17. 15 Mike Ferrell (13) 18. 71s Shawn Sliter (12) 19. 22 James Thompson (19) 20. 2w Lee Winger (17) 21. 15aw April Wilson (15) No Time. A-Feature Lap Leaders - Dain Naida (1-5), Glenn Styres (6-25) Hard Charger - Kyle Fraser (+6)

SOS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS - TOP 10 (As of June 20, 2015) Rank. Number Name - Points Total 1. 10b Mitch Brown - 652 2. 11j Chris Jones - 610 3. 0 Glenn Styres - 582 4. 5 Keith Dempster - 579 5. 19 Cory Turner - 561 6. 11t Jamie Turner - 534 7. 25 Warren Mahoney - 494 8. 91 Ryan Turner - 485 9. 77 Dain Naida - 469 10. 71s Shawn Sliter - 467

2015 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS: Mitch Brown - 1 (Brighton Speedway May 16) Parker Price-Miller - 1 (Humberstone Speedway May 17) Chris Jones - 1 (South Buxton Raceway June 6) Glenn Styres - 1 (Brighton Speedway June 20)

UP NEXT: -Friday, July 3, 2015: Ohsweken Speedway - Ohsweken ON (Corr/Pak vs. SOS) -Saturday, July 4, 2015: South Buxton Raceway - Merlin ON

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2015 marks the 20th year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants, Speedway Motors, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, and www.OnDirtRacingNews.com

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Sheldon Haudenschild Takes Waynesfield Speedweek Win

June 21, 2015 With two nights of racing in the books for Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions made their yearly visit to Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. A packed house was greeted with a fast racetrack despite the magnitude of rain that saturated Midwest Ohio. Waynesfield track officials clocked in some overtime to provide the best possible racing surface despite the excess water.

Sheldon Haudenschild earned the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory on Sunday night, June 21st at the Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. It was Haudenschild’s first UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2015 season and his second career victory with the series. The Wooster, Ohio native survived one caution, countless laps of lapped traffic and a continuous battle with James McFadden to win at the Waynesfield bullring. Haudenschild now has three consecutive podium finishes with the UNOH All Stars during the 2015 edition of Speedweek.

“This feels great” said Sheldon Haudenschild, “I just want to thank all of my sponsors and my crew….my mom and dad...everyone...this wouldn’t be possible without all of those guys...I want to give Bonzai Bruns credit for helping us change things around a little bit...hopefully we can do this night-in and night-out.”

After taking sole command of the 35-lap main event with 22 laps in the books, Sheldon Haudenschild, who started fourth on the grid, navigated the top side of the race track; keeping ‘Aussie’ native James McFadden and pole sitter Tim Shaffer at bay. Despite a few slide job attempts by McFadden to get back by Haudenschild during the closing circuits, it was the familiar black ‘93’ hanging on for the $5,000 victory.

“Oh man, I love coming to this place” Haudenschild said, “I was a little worried in the heat race...it got pretty slick, then they ended up watering it right before the feature...we got rolling around there in the ‘A’ and then I knew we had a good track to race on…I had a blast racing with James (McFadden).”

James McFadden would hang on to finish second after starting the on the pole. Tim Shaffer, who joined McFadden on the front row for the start of the A-main, would come home third. With the victory, Sheldon Haudenschild now extends his lead in the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket standings heading into Monday night’s program at Wayne County Speedway.

A strong field of 50 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘410’ sprint cars signed in for competition at the Waynesfield Raceway Park high banks on Sunday afternoon. The All Star roster was split into five groups of ten qualifiers with all drivers qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Brady Bacon, Tim Shaffer, Steve Kinser, Cody Darrah, and Roger Crockett each earned ‘fast time’ during their respective group qualifying efforts, with Tim Shaffer earning the fastest time of the night overall during qualifying time trials; recording an official time of 10.763 seconds around the 1/3 mile dirt oval. Brady Bacon, Greg Wilson, Nate Dussel, and Jared Horstman rounded out the top five fastest qualifiers.

Preliminary action would continue with five 10-lap heat races with the top-four finishers transferring to the 35-lap main event. Brady Bacon, Chad Kemenah, ‘The King’ Steve Kinser, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Oregon native Roger Crockett each earned victories during heat race competition. Sprint car ‘Hall of Fame’ inductee Danny Smith picked up the evening’s C-main victory.

James McFadden earned the UNOH All Star dash victory; guaranteeing the pole position for the $5,000-to-win, 35-lap main event. All preliminary competition would come to a close after Stuart Brubaker picked up the B-main victory.

The Performance Powder Coating ASMA Mini Sprints joined the All Stars to make up a powerful program of racing. A total of 24 mini sprints signed in to compete for a spot in the 20-car field A-main. Chris Bounds and Gage Etgen lead the field to the opening green flag to get the feature program underway. There was no clear leader in the opening lap as Bounds and Etgen stayed side-by-side for the top spot. Etgen finally managed to claim the lead on the second lap of the main. A group of cars got together exiting turn two. One of which was the 81H of Anthony Haas when he went upside crushing the right side of the wing. On the restart, Etgen held on to the lead with Bounds trying to chase him down. Bounds began to run out of steam shuffling back to fourth allowing Chase Dunham and Rod Henning to make a run for the lead. Dunham secured second and began to pull away from Henning when his car went over the cushion almost making contact with the outside wall. This mishap resulted in a ninth place finish for Dunham. This opened the door for Henning allowing him to make a run for the lead and claim the victory. Gage Etgen held on for a second place finish with Chris Bounds finishing in third. Gunnar Lucius, Ty Tilton, and Gage Etgen came away with heat race wins. Ron Coleman picked up the hard charger award and the B-main win.

Racing returns to Waynesfield Raceway Park next Saturday night, June 27th. A full program including the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprint Cars, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts are on the agenda. Pitside gates open at 4PM, grandstands at 5PM. Hot laps get underway at 6PM with racing at 7PM.

Keep up on the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and Twitter.

RACE RESULTS

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying (1 Laps): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer, 10.763; 2. 99-Brady Bacon, 10.861; 3. W20-Greg Wilson, 10.862; 4. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 10.879; 5. 38-Jared Horstman, 10.926; 6. 21-D.J. Foos, 11.007; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 11.024; 8. 22-Cole Duncan, 11.025; 9. 5AU-Danny Reidy, 11.056; 10. 3G-James McFadden, 11.106; 11. 5-Byron Reed, 11.127; 12. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 11.183; 13. 40-Caleb Helms, 11.186; 14. 89-Cody Darrah, 11.211; 15. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 11.238; 16. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 11.269; 17. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.298; 18. O5-Brad Loyet, 11.304; 19. 16X-Ryan Ruhl, 11.313; 20. 53-Cap Henry, 11.330; 21. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 11.344; 22. 70-Roger Crockett, 11.353; 23. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 11.359; 24. 57X-Andrew Palker, 11.361; 25. 1-Dale Blaney, 11.386; 26. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.388; 27. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.399; 28. 17-Josh Baughman, 11.420; 29. 78-Todd Kane, 11.459; 30. 8M-T.J. Michael, 11.481; 31. 94-Ryan Smith, 11.502; 32. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 11.523; 33. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 11.574; 34. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 11.647; 35. 97-Dean Jacobs, 11.690; 36. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 11.693; 37. 4-Danny Smith, 11.713; 38. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 11.750; 39. 71M-Paul May, 11.760; 40. 63-Kody Swanson, 11.801; 41. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 11.904; 42. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 12.008; 43. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.049; 44. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.069; 45. 97A-Jimmy Stinson, 12.116; 46. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.152; 47. 60K-Kory Crabtree, 12.257; 48. 10J-Jarrod DeLong, 12.272; 49. 9-Jordan Ryan, 99.100; 50. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 99.200

Dash 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3G-James McFadden[2]; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser[3]; 6. 70-Roger Crockett[10]; 7. 38-Jared Horstman[4]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[8]; 9. 11N-Randy Hannagan[9]; 10. 99-Brady Bacon[12]; 11. 5-Byron Reed[6]; 12. 1-Dale Blaney[11]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon[4]; 2. 38-Jared Horstman[1]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[3]; 4. 40DD-Nate Dussel[2]; 5. 21-D.J. Foos[5]; 6. 78-Todd Kane[10]; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[7]; 8. 5AU-Danny Reidy[6]; 9. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[9]; 10. 35AU-Jamie Veal[8]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6]; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3]; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman[7]; 7. 8M-T.J. Michael[8]; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9]; 9. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[5]; 10. 10J-Jarrod DeLong[10]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 11-Steve Kinser[4]; 2. 3G-James McFadden[3]; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[2]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith[6]; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[1]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7]; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[8]; 9. 9-Jordan Ryan[10]

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3]; 3. 53-Cap Henry[5]; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[6]; 5. 89-Cody Darrah[4]; 6. 71M-Paul May[7]; 7. 97A-Jimmy Stinson[9]; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[10]; 9. 63-Kody Swanson[8]; 10. O5-Brad Loyet[1]

Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. 70-Roger Crockett[4]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3]; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[2]; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[8]; 6. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[6]; 7. 4-Danny Smith[5]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[9]; 9. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1]; 10. 60K-Kory Crabtree[10]

C Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 4-Danny Smith[2]; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[7]; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[6]; 5. 71M-Paul May[4]; 6. 63-Kody Swanson[5]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[8]; 8. 97A-Jimmy Stinson[9]; 9. 60K-Kory Crabtree[10]; 10. 9-Jordan Ryan[12]; 11. 10J-Jarrod DeLong[11]; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[3]; 13. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13]; 14. 91-Cale Thomas[14]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3]; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[4]; 3. 5AU-Danny Reidy[2]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[11]; 5. 35AU-Jamie Veal[5]; 6. O5-Brad Loyet[6]; 7. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[7]; 8. 8M-T.J. Michael[14]; 9. 17-Josh Baughman[12]; 10. 4-Danny Smith[17]; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[9]; 12. 55F-Taylor Ferns[16]; 13. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15]; 14. 21-D.J. Foos[1]; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker[10]; 16. 78-Todd Kane[13]; 17. 6M-Max Stambaugh[18]; 18. 59-Danny Holtgraver[8]

A Feature (35 Laps): 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4]; 2. 3G-James McFadden[1]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[2]; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[9]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser[5]; 6. 70-Roger Crockett[6]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[8]; 9. 53-Cap Henry[14]; 10. 1-Dale Blaney[12]; 11. 17W-Bryan Clauson[19]; 12. 99-Brady Bacon[10]; 13. 5-Byron Reed[11]; 14. 38-Jared Horstman[7]; 15. 1ST-Gary Taylor[20]; 16. 40-Caleb Helms[13]; 17. 89-Cody Darrah[22]; 18. 40DD-Nate Dussel[16]; 19. 22-Cole Duncan[17]; 20. 16-Stuart Brubaker[21]; 21. 81-Lee Jacobs[24]; 22. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[26]; 23. 94-Ryan Smith[18]; 24. 5AU-Danny Reidy[23]; 25. 97-Dean Jacobs[15]; 26. 59-Danny Holtgraver[25]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (24 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 22-Gunnar Lucius[2] ; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[3] ; 3. 81H-Anthony Haas[6] ; 4. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[5] ; 5. 50-Craig Stower[7] ; 6. 7M-Mike Hessel[4] ; 7. 44-Ron Coleman[1] ; 8. 84-Cale Stinson[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[2] ; 2. 28H-Rod Henning[3] ; 3. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[6] ; 4. 14-Gary Campbell[7] ; 5. 17-Darin Collins[4] ; 6. 9K-Kyle Kruger[5] ; 7. 28J-Jody Martin[8] ; 8. 4X-Bradley Ashford[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. E99-Gage Etgen[1] ; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[7] ; 3. 28K-Ron Kimmel[3] ; 4. 22B-Brad Racer[8] ; 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[5] ; 6. 76-Allen Poe[6] ; 7. 7-Cole McKinney[4] ; 8. 5J-Jake Hesson[2]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 44-Ron Coleman[4] ; 2. 76-Allen Poe[3] ; 3. 9K-Kyle Kruger[2] ; 4. 28J-Jody Martin[5] ; 5. 4X-Bradley Ashford[8] ; 6. 7M-Mike Hessel[1] ; 7. 84-Cale Stinson[7] ; 8. 7-Cole McKinney[6] ; 9. 5J-Jake Hesson[9]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[5]; 2. E99-Gage Etgen[2]; 3. 65-Chris Bounds[1]; 4. 22-Gunnar Lucius[4]; 5. 42-Ty Tilton[3]; 6. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[8]; 7. 28K-Ron Kimmel[9]; 8. 14-Gary Campbell[11]; 9. 66-Chase Dunham[6]; 10. 50-Craig Stower[13]; 11. 44-Ron Coleman[16]; 12. 76-Allen Poe[17]; 13. 17-Darin Collins[14]; 14. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[10]; 15. 28J-Jody Martin[19]; 16. 4X-Bradley Ashford[20]; 17. 81H-Anthony Haas[7]; 18. 21B-Ryan Barr[15]; 19. 9K-Kyle Kruger[18]; 20. 22B-Brad Racer[12] Hard Charger: 44-Ron Coleman[+5]

2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Tony Bruce Jr. and Chris Parkinson Score Weekend Sprint Car wins at Lucas Oil Speedway!

Dan Robinson

Content contributed by ASCS and WAR PR WHEATLAND, MO (June 22nd, 2015) - Tony Bruce Jr. scored an emotional and popular Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series win on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway while Chris Parkinson took top honors in the Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps WAR Wingless Auto Racing Series Presented by Next LED Main event.

"What a spectacular night, great crowd, great weather, and great racing!" exclaimed Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson. "We can't wait for them to come back to Wheatland for the 5th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial on Sept. 25th-26th, it's definitely one you won't want to miss."

ASCS RECAP-Courtesy of Bryan Hulbert-ASCS PR What a way to cap off the 23rd ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek and Bob Westphal Memorial as Liberal, Kan. shoe Tony Bruce, Jr. picked up his first Protect the Harvest A-Feature victory in 2015 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

"It means a lot to me to be standing here. We've won a race here before, but this one is pretty special. There's a lot happening with me personally, so this is a big win for us and everyone who's involved with this team," said Bruce in Victory Lane. "Hats off the track crew, Dan, and everybody here at the Lucas Oil Speedway. We're all standing up there having our doubts that the track prep was going to be good or bad, but man, it turned out excellent and that's the best thing about coming to this race track is they strive for greatness."

Executing the bottom groove perfectly, Bruce built his advantage quickly before the caution displayed on Lap 7. Returning to speed, the caution flew again the following lap. Picking things up, the Oil Medics No. 18 began to pace away from the field.

Finding slower traffic at the race's half-way point, the race for the lead began to tighten up as Bruce navigated the back of the field. Searching lines, Bruce became pined behind a pair of slower cars, allowing Kyle Bellm to take a shot at the race lead.

"I thought we had a chance at Tony there, but I got hung up behind the No. 33 car. You know, we had one shot at it there, and just didn't get it done, but it got to be a handful. I think a bleeder quit, or we sealed a tire after that last caution but the way we've been running, a second here is a hell of a feature."

Settling for the final podium step after battling most of the race with Jeff Swindell, Oklahoma's Wayne Johnson described the hard fought finish, "Me and Jeff, neither one of us wanted to give up that spot, and unfortunately it got a little ugly there. I hate to do that, but we're looking at the big picture here and we need every point we can get so sometimes you can't be 'Mr. Nice Guy'."

Wayne's third place finish was enough to secure the 2015 ASCS Sizzlin's Summer Speedweek Title, fending off Tony Bruce, Jr. by seven points. Jeff Swindell, Seth Bergman, and Matt Covington completed the top-five in Speedweek points.

Having to work out of a B-Feature, the night's KSE Hard Charger was Seth Bergman, coming from 20th to fourth after several hard fought battles through the top-ten.

After running third for much of the second half of the race, Jeff Swindell would end up crossing fifth.

Derek Hagar came from 12th to grab sixth with Aaron Reutzel fading to seventh after challenging several times for a podium finish. Matt Covington eighth, Blake Hahn ninth, with Jonathan Cornell coming 18th rounded out the top-ten.

With 35 drivers making the call at the Lucas Oil Speedway, five Heat Races went to Kyle Bellm, Chance Morton, Matt Covington, Jordan Weaver, and Evan Martin. A pair of B-Features went to Logan Forler and Jonathan Cornell.

Paired with the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, Jonathan Cornell earned high points for the region. Tyler Thomas, Jay Russell, Austin Alumbaugh, and Tyler Blank completed the top-five point's earners.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo. Saturday, June 20, 2015

Car Count: 35

Heat Races: 8 Laps, taking the winner plus the next the next 11 highest in passing points to the A-Feature.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 14K-Kyle Bellm[2]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[1]; 3. 9JR-Derek Hagar[4]; 4. 42-Andy McElhannon[5]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 6. 27-Danny Thoman[6]; 7. (DNF) 72X-Josh Fisher[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7M-Chance Morton[2]; 2. 76-Jay Russell[1]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[6]; 4. 20K-Kevin Ulmer[3]; 5. 99X-Mike Ell[5]; 6. 3B-Brad Greer[7]; 7. 99-Andrew Turley[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[3]; 2. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[6]; 3. 8M-Kade Morton[1]; 4. 24S-Ricky Lee Stangl[2]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks[5]; 6. 75-Tyler Blank[7]; 7. 34-Corey Nelson[4]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jordan Weaver[1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[3]; 4. 2L-Logan Forler[4]; 5. 28-Jonathan Cornell[7]; 6. 86-Tyler Thomas[2]; 7. 1X-Brad Ryun[5]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 4-Evan Martin[2]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[4]; 3. 33-Kris Miller[1]; 4. 33A-Austin Alumbaugh[5]; 5. 24L-Lanny Carpenter[3]; 6. 9M-Ryan Leavitt[6]; DNS 51-Mitchell Moore

B-Feature(s): 12 laps, taking the top 3 to the tail of the A-Feature.

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler[2]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks[4]; 3. 33-Kris Miller[1]; 4. 75-Tyler Blank[5]; 5. 72X-Josh Fisher[8]; 6. 24S-Ricky Lee Stangl[3]; 7. 24L-Lanny Carpenter[6]; 8. 9M-Ryan Leavitt[7]; 9. 99-Andrew Turley[9]; DNS 51-Mitchell Moore

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell[1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 3. 86-Tyler Thomas[7]; 4. 3B-Brad Greer[4]; 5. 20K-Kevin Ulmer[2]; 6. 34-Corey Nelson[9]; 7. 1X-Brad Ryun[8]; 8. (DNF) 27-Danny Thoman[6]; 9. (DNF) 99X-Mike Ell[3]

A-Feature: 30 Laps

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[4]; 2. 14K-Kyle Bellm[1]; 3. 77X-Wayne Johnson[10]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[20]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 6. 9JR-Derek Hagar[12]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel[7]; 8. 95-Matt Covington[8]; 9. 52-Blake Hahn[6]; 10. 28-Jonathan Cornell[18]; 11. 45X-Johnny Herrera[14]; 12. 86-Tyler Thomas[22]; 13. 2L-Logan Forler[17]; 14. 84-Brandon Hanks[19]; 15. 42-Andy McElhannon[15]; 16. 8M-Kade Morton[16]; 17. 4-Evan Martin[5]; 18. 7M-Chance Morton[3]; 19. 92-Jordan Weaver[9]; 20. (DNF) 33-Kris Miller[21]; 21. (DNF) 76-Jay Russell[11]; 22. (DNF) 33A-Austin Alumbaugh[13]

Lap Leader(s): Tony Bruce, Jr. 1-30 KSE Hard Charger: Seth Bergman +16 FSR High Point: Tony Bruce, Jr. Provisional(s): N/A

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WAR RECAP-Courtesy of Chad Buford WAR PR

The Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED would see thirty one cars compete on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway. When all was said and done, 2014 series champ Chris Parkinson picked up his first win of 2015.

Polesitter Kenny Potter would jump out into the lead as third-starting Derek Hagar moved into second immediately and put constant pressure on the Harrisonville, MO veteran driver for the top spot.

Hagar would move by Potter on lap three as Kevin Risley and Parkinson ran third and fourth.

The top four would remain the same until lap six when Parkinson was able to move by Risley into third. A lap later, the Gladstone, MO driver would work his way past Potter and into second.

With Hagar still out front, Parkinson started to apply heavy pressure by lap nine. Over the next handful of laps, the pair would be less than a few car lengths from one another as Hagar continued to hold off Parkinson.

By lap fifteen, Risley had also joined in the fray as Casey Shuman had now moved into fourth.

In heavy lapped traffic, Parkinson was able to move by Hagar on lap nineteen. Over the next few laps, Hagar would continue to mount heavy pressure and by lap twenty three, Hagar made a bold move around a pair of lapped cars in turns three and four looking for the top spot. Parkinson was able to get by the pair low and held the advantage as Hagar slid high in turn four opening some ground for Parkinson.

Over the last two laps Hagar would not be able to mount a serious challenge as Parkinson would go on to the win in his Ozark Barge and Dock Service/54th Street Grill and Bar/Country Kids Daycare #65. Hagar was second in the Hockett Racing #75. Risley was a solid third in the Risley Trash Service #24K. John Helm moved up steadily to run fourth in the Helm Racing #12.

Rounding out the top five was Josh Stephens in the Summers Farms #09. Shuman was sixth followed by Devon Huff, in his first WAR start of 2015. TJ Muths, Potter, and Riley Kreisel rounded out the top ten.

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Wingless Auto Racing Results

Lucas Oil Speedway-June 20, 2015

31 cars

*Top 16 in passing points make the A-Main

1st Heat-8 laps

1. * 00-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ; 2. * 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO (3); 3. *20-Steve Thomas-Ludlow, IL (2); 4. *65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (5); 5. *7s-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL (7); 6. 8XX-Scott Comstock-Tipton, MO (6); 7. 18X-Nathan Ryun, Higginsville, MO (4); DNS: 6-Doug Fry, Wheatland, MO

2nd Heat-8 laps

1. * 75-Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (6); 2. * 7JR-Hannah Adair, Broken Arrow, OK (3); 3. *4U-Devon Huff, Nixa, MO (8); 4. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (2); 5. 83-Adam Cruea, Troy, Ohio (1); 6. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO (4)-DNF; 7. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (5)-DNF; 8. 88RR-Ryan Rector, Jasper, MO (7)-DNF

3rd Heat- 8 laps

1. *65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (2); 2. *24K-Kevin Risley, Collinsville, OK (7); 3. *12-John Helm, Kearney, MO (6); 4. *8X-Brandon Dunham, California, MO (8); 5. 14-John Hillman, Jefferson City, MO (5); 6. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (1); 7. 75A-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove, MO (4); 8. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO (3)-DNF

4th Heat- 8 laps

1. *55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (6); 2. *24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (1); 3. *38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO (3); 4. *10- Will Register, Sedalia, MO (5); 5. 13-Clyde Knipp, California, MO (7); 6. 99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE (2); 7. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (4)-DNF

B-Feature- 12 laps(Top 4 to A)

1. 8-Jeff Wingate (2); 2. 90-Riley Kreisel (9); 3. 14-John Hillman (3); 4. 13-Clyde Knipp (4); 5. 99-Tony Rost (6); 6. 9-Casey Baker (7); 7. 75A-Travis Arnold (8); 8. 83-Adam Cruea (4); 9. 6-Doug Fry (10); 10. 8XX-Scott Comstock (5)-DNF; DNS-70- Pete Palazzolo; 42-Warren Johnson; 18X-Nathan Ryun; 88RR-Ryan Rector; 88-Chad Tye

A-Feature- 25 laps

1. 65-Chris Parkinson (4); 2. 75-Derek Hagar (3); 3. 24K-Kevin Risley (2); 4. 12-John Helm (6); 5. 09-Josh Stephens (9); 6. 00-Casey Shuman (7); 7. 4U-Devon Huff (5); 8. 65M-TJ Muths (14); 9. 55-Kenny Potter (1); 10. 90-Riley Kreisel (18); 11. 24C-Craig Carroll (11); 12. 20-Steve Thomas (13); 13. 13-Clyde Knipp (20); 14. 7s-Wade Seiler (16); 15. 8X-Brandon Dunham (8); 16. 10-Will Register (15); 17. 14-John Hillman (19); 18. 7JR-Hannah Adair (10); 19. 38-Cody Baker (12); 20. 8-Jeff Wingate (17)

 

 

Drivers and Fans Chance the Weather

Plymouth, WI 6-6-2015 By: Amy Juech

First out this evening were the Cellcom Outlaw Compacts with Chris Maas and Lonny Schlafke starting on the front row. Brody Rivest made quick work to pass three cars to take over the lead by lap 1. Chris Maas and Lonny Schlafke settled inbehind. Scott Schlafke maneuvered past both to take over second on lap 5. Rivestset a quick pace as remaining drivers settled in place. As the checkers flew it was Brody Rivest(Sheboygan) with a new track record of 4:26, next Scott Schlafke (Cleveland), Chris Maas (Oakfield), Lonny Schlafke (Sheboygan) and Ryan Mueller (Sheboygan). Hard charger went to Scott Schlafke passing 5. Heat Winner: Brody Rivest (Sheboygan)

Johnny Fahl and ButchieHafemann set the pace for the Super Mods. Leroy Ostrowski snuck past both to lead lap 1, until Fahl slid past to lead the next few laps. Ostrowski battles back to regain lead on lap 5. Fahl and Hafemann settle into second and third. Ostrowski incurs lapped traffic on lap 11. Checkers fly for Leroy Ostrowski(Milwaukee) with a new track record of 4:03, next Johnny Fahl (Brown Deer), ButchieHafemann (Campbellsport), Roy Stern (Hustisford) and Bob Brion (Plymouth). Hard charger passing 3 was Bob Brion. Heat Winner: Johnny Fahl (Brown Deer)

Tyler Kulow and Melissa Singer set the pace for this 25 lap Feldmann Sales and Service Grand National feature. Kulow pulls out to an early lead; Singer follows with Don Sorce Jr. right behind. Brad Lubach is already ten after starting seventeenth until a caution flies for Brad Yancey. Kulow regains the lead after the restart with Sorce Jr. tucked in behind, followed closely by Brian Gilles. Kulow got a little squirrely allowing Gilles to pass. Fifth position is being worked out amongst Kevin Lubach, Roger Lee, Melissa Singer and Barry Maas. Another caution waved for Steven Weber turned around and bouncing off the front stretch wall and coming to rest under the flag stand, Matt Yancey retired to the pits with mechanical issues. Gilles remains with the lead with Don Source Jr. tight behind after the final restart. As the checkers flew it was Brian Gilles (Plymouth) crossing first, followed by Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), Roger Lee (Wind Lake), Tyler Kulow(New Holstein) and BradLubach (Kiel). Hard charger was Brad Lubach(Elkhart Lake) passing 12. Heat Winners: Kevin Lubach (Elkhart Lake), Brian Gilles (Plymouth) and Brian Cesar (Sheboygan)

AldagHonald Mechanical 360 Sprints are next with Mitchell Yurmanovich and Brandon McMullen setting the pace as the green flag waves. Yurmanovich went high on the start to jump out to an early lead but spun in turn 2 bringing out a quick caution. McMullen gained the lead after the restart with Jim Melis tucked in behind. McMullen came up to lapped traffic of NickMelis having mechanical issues. Another unfortunate event occurred for Yurmanovich having a second unassisted spin retiring him to the pits for the evening. McMullen quickly jumped out to the lead again over Melis with Randy Sippel in third. Shane Wenninger now tenth was weaving his way through traffic after transferring in from the B-Main. Kirt Boers would be the second car to be lapped by McMullen. Each lapped car put a little more space between McMullen and Melis. Two more quick cautions waved for Randy Sippel and DannonTessmer each retiring to the pits for the remainder of the race. When the double checkers flew it was Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) winning followed by Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Tim Melis(Milwaukee) and Kevin Karnitz (West Bend). Hard charger was Shane Wenninger passing 14. B-Main Results: Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), SpyderAkright (Sheboygan Falls), Kirt Boers (Belleville), Randy Walter (Plymouth), DannonTessmer (Allenton), and Samantha Portschy (Oostburg) all transferring to the feature event. Heat Winners: Randy Sippel (Elkhart Lake), Tony Wondra (Campbellsport), Lance Fassbender (driving for Donny Goeden) and Brandon McMullen (Plymouth)

Justin Schmidt sets the pace of the Johnsonville Sausage Late Model feature with dad Jim Schmidt on the outside. Jim Schmidt goes to the outside to gain the lead. Rick Scheffler and Kyle Odekirk battle over fourth. Jim Schmidt encounters lapped traffic of Billy Rezutek on lap 11. Only caution waved for Dave Thomas spinning. Charlie Schmidt left to the attention of his crew. Jim Schmidt regained control of the field on the restart. Justin Schmidt slid to the inside of dad and battled for the lead three consecutive laps. Brad Mueller was in hot pursuit of a better finish, with a few wins under his belt this year. Taylor Scheffler and Tim Buhler swap ninth place. Father knows best this Father’s Day weekend as Jim Schmidt (Cleveland) crosses the checkers with son Justin Schmidt(Cleveland) second, followed by Russ Scheffler (Waukesha), Turk Letizia (Milwaukee), and Kyle Odekirk (Plymouth). Hard chargers passing 4 cars each were Brad Mueller and T.J. Dolhun. Heat Winners: Russ Scheffler and Rick Scheffler (both from Waukesha)

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Double X Speedway California, MO June 21, 2015

by: Dean Reichel

Double-X Speedway was able to thwart the efforts of mother nature and hosted the 2015 edition of "The Tribute to Jesse and Freddie" Sunday night. The annual event was originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend but that event was washed out and re-scheduled for Father's Day which was quite fitting as we were not only able to honor Jesse Hockett but were also able to honor the "Father of Double-X" Freddie Hohman on this special event. The cars and stars of the ASCS Warrior Region were on hand to do battle on the 1/4 mile clay oval. Adding to the evening was the offer to the top 8 sprint car drivers to "Take it to the Tail Hockett Style" and potentially earn an additional $4150 if one of them would take the challenge and start at the rear of the feature and race the field for the win. Four heat races and a B feature event set the field for the A feature in the ASCS Warrior division. The top 8 drivers in passing points convened on the front straightaway at intermission to draw for their main event starting position and to see who would be brave enough to take the challenge. Jonathan Cornell was the first driver in the draw and was offered first chance at the challenge. Much to the delight of fans Cornell accepted the challenge and started at the tail of the 20 car field, in honor of the guy that taught him how to drive the tight quarter mile known as Double-X Speedway. After the remaining drivers drew, the field was set which saw Andy Mcelhannon and Austin Alumbaugh starting on the front row. Alumbaugh who has been on a hot streak lately in sprint car competition won the battle on lap one with McElhannon and the rest of the fied in pursuit. During the opening laps Aumbaugh opened up about a 10 car length lead on the field but as he started encountering lapped traffic on lap 3, McElhannon started closing the gap. A lap 8 caution bunched the field behind the leader and the crowd was abuzz as Jonathan Cornell had already made his way into the top 10. When green flag racing resumed, Alumbaugh continued to hold the point as Cornell continued picking off cars. As the laps clicked off it became apparent that another caution would be needed for Cornell to make a run to the lead, but it was not to be as the next 17 laps clicked off quickly as Alumbaugh would claim his second ASCS Warrior Region feature of the weekend. Ninth starting Derek Hagar would make a charge to claim second in the Hockett Racing #75H, McElhannon claimed third in his first visit to the track, Tyler Thomas crossed the stripe in fourth and Cornell's charge would net him a fifth place at the checker. Ricky Stangl, Josh Fisher, Jay Russell, Corey Nelson and Brandon Hanks would complete the top ten.

Another special event, the "Cory Weirman Turn 1" memorial dash for cash was a five lap dash for the four qualifying heat race winners. Jonathan Cornell picked up $500 for winning this event. Tyler Thomas, Tyler Blank and Danny Thoman rounded out the field in this old school dash for cash. Heat race victories were claimed by Cornell, Thoman, Thomas and Blank. The B feature was won by Kevin Ulmer and along with the winner, Evan Martin, Dean Hathman and TJ Muths also transferred to the A feature. A big thanks goes out to Larry Hol and Terry Ford for helping to get the "Hockett Style" challenge organized for this very special evening.

In the Super Stock division, Derek Henson was the victor but he earned the feature victory by holding off the cagey, hard charging veteran Stve Beach. Following them across the line was Clayton Campbell with a narrow margin to claim third over Cole Henson and Brandon Dunham in fifth. Cole Henson and Campbell battled hard in the closing laps keeping fans excited watching the duel. Heat races were claimed by Dunham and Derek Henson.

The Hobby Stock division was also on the card and Gage Wineland was able to put another notch on his steering wheel claiming the feature event over Rudy Wirts in second, Kevin Prall in third, Mike Schrader in fourth and Chuck Coffey completing the top five. WInealnd also claimed the lone heat race in the division.

Rounding out the evening were the 600cc Micro Sprints with Marshall, MO shoe Miles Paulus picking up feature win number two on the season at Double-X. Running a strong second and pressuring the leader the entire 15 laps, Ayrton Gennetten would cross the line #2, third was Derrick Ortega, fourth was Travis Arnold and Kyle Spry claimed fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Jimmy Dowell, Nick Schaefer, Dean Hathman, Scott Hathman and Ryan Marsch. Gennetten and Paulus claimed heat race victories in this division.

Racing will resume next Sunday evening as Double-X hosts the "Racing for a Reason" event helping to raise awareness of autism. Sprint car driver TJ Muths and his family have put alot of effort into this event and will be having a fundraising auction at intermission to help raise funds for this worthy, noble cause. It is also said that the famed "Ol Yeller" #56 sprint car of TJ's grandfather Bill Utz will be on hand this evening also. Be sure to come out and support this cause amd get a look at a machine that helped to write sprint car racing history.

The ASCS "Red White and Bue Tour" will be kicking off at Double-X on Thursday night July 2nd and will again conlude at the track on Sunday July 5th. In between the tour will be making stops at Callway Raceway and Randolph County Raceway. More special events are coming in July also with the annual "Race for Riley" featring the ULMA Late Models and the "Battle of the Badges" will return in July, as will the ASCS Warriors for the annual "Clyde Wood Memorial". Be sure to keep up with these events at www.xxspeedway.com, on the Double-X Speedway Facebook page or the Double-X Speedway Fan Page on Facebook.

Double-X Speedway results June 21, 2015

ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars-- A Feature Event- 1. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville; 2. 75H- Derek Hagar, Marion, AR; 3. 42-Andy McElhannon, Nesbit, MS; 4. 86-Tyler Thomas, Tulsa, OK; 5. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 6. 24S-Ricky Stangl, Lees Summit; 7. 72X-Josh Fisher, Jefferson City, MO; 8. 76-Jay Russell, Elwood,KS; 9. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 10. 84-Brandon Hanks, Burleson, TN; 11, 4-Evan Martin, California; 12. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 13. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 14. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia; 15. 99X-Michael Ell, Raymore; 16. 20K-Kevin Ulmer, Sedalia; 17. 48-Dean Hathman, Rocheport; 18. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 19. 27-Danny Thoman, Higginsville; 20. 75E-Broc Elliott, California

B Feature- 1. Ulmer; 2. Martin; 3. Hathman; 4. Muths; 5. 49-Ben Brown, Marshall; 6. 13-Clyde Knipp, California; 7. XX-AJ Wirts, California; 8. 12C-Faron Crank, Sedalia

Cory Weirman Memorial Dash for Cash- 1. Cornell; 2. Thomas; 3. Blank; 4. Thoman

Heat 1- 1. Cornell; 2. Alumbaugh; 3. Stangl; 4. Ell; 5. Brown; 6. Wirts Heat 2- 1. Thoman; 2. Russell; 3. Nelson; 4. Hagar; 5. Ulmer; 6. Martin Heat 3- 1. Thomas; 2. McElhannon; 3. Hanks; 4. Elliott; 5. Walton; 6. Knipp Heat 4- 1. Blank; 2. Fisher; 3. Carpenter; 4. Hathman; 5. Crank; 6. Muths

Street Stocks-- Feature Event- 1. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 2. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 3. 30C-Clayton Campbell, Otterville; 4. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 5. 14D-Brandon Dunham, California; 6. 8UP-Jeff Offerman, California; 7. 12Z-Zachary Smith, Centertown; 8. 52J-James Keeran, California; 9. 7-Evan Hays, California; 10. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 11. 21W-Ted Welschmeyer, Tebbetts; 12. 15 Curt Turpin, Jefferson City (DNS)

Heat 1- 1. Dunham; 2. Offerman; 3. C. Henson; 4. Hays; 5. Berry; 6. Welschmeyer Heat 2- 1. D. Henson; 2. Beach; 3. Campbell; 4. Keeran; 5. Smith; 6. Turpin (DNS)

Hobby Stocks-- Feature Event- 1. 12G-Gage Wineland, Syracuse; 2. 2X-Rudy Wirts, California; 3. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalis; 4. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 5. 54-Tanya Canada, Fulton; 6. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 7. 15-Katie Goodson, Sedalia

Heat 1- 1, Wineland; 2. Wirts; 3. Prall; 4. Schrader; 5. Canada; 6. Coffey; 7. Goodson

600cc Micro Sprints-- Feature Event- 1. 98P-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 2. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, Versailles; 3. 74-Derrick Ortega, Albequerque,NM; 4. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 5.. 3K-Kyle Spry, Columbia; 6. 88J-Jimmy Dowell, Boonville; 7. 9S-Nick Schaefer, Marshall; 8. 56H-Dean Hathman, Rocheport; 9. 56-Scott Hathman, Columbia; 10. 2R-Ryan Marsch, Jefferson City; 11. 02-Austin Crane, Ashland; 12. 3G-Garret Williamson, Columbia; 13. Jordan Howell, Columbia; 14. 11-Tom Curran, Kansas City; 15. 35B-Dwayne Benson, Sweet Springs; 16. 18E-Owen Evinger, Odessa; 17. 37-Ethan Greene, Wooldridge; 18. 72-Casey Kempker, Jefferson City

Heat 1- 1. Gennetten; 2. Ortega; 3. Dowell; 4. S. Hathman; 5. Marsch; 6. Evinger; 7. Williamson; 8. Benson; 9. Kempker Heat 2- 1. Paulus; 2. Spry; 3. Arnold; 4. D. Hathman; 5. Schaefer; 6. Curran; 7. Crane; 8. Howell; 9. Greene

 

 

Rains Races to COMP Cams Interstate Cup Sprint Car Series Win

 

Memphis, Tennessee (06/22/15) – The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It hosted the second round of the miniseries on Saturday evening at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas), where A.G. Rains scored the victory.

 

The West Memphis, Arkansas driver, who is a former series champion, scored the victory over Justin Sturch, Howard Moore, Mike Pack, and Dalton Davis.

 

Little Rock driver, Zach Pringle leads the latest standings by two markers over A.G. Rains, Howard Moore, Justin Sturch, and Cody Gardner. Positions six through ten are currently occupied by Mike Pack, Jeremy Middleton, Joe Young, Kevin Hinkle, Robert Richardson, and Blake Jenkins.

 

COMP Cams Interstate Cup Presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It Standings
Updated June 22nd, 2015

 

Name

TOTAL

1

Zach Pringle

190

2

AG Rains

188

3

Howard Moore

180

4

Justin Sturch

172

5

Cody Gardner

170

6

Mike Pack

164

7

Jeremy Middleton

154

8

Joe Young

152

9

Kevin Hinkle

148

10

Robert Richardson

138

10

Blake Jenkins

138

12

Matthew Bauldwin

130

13

Tommy Snellgrove

124

14

Tim Crawley

98

15

Kyle Bellm

96

16

Derek Hagar

92

16

Dalton Davis

92

18

Matt Covington

90

19

Marshall Skinner

86

19

Ernie Ainsworth

86



 

The next point event for the series will be on July 11th at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas).  For more information, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com .

 

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It was created in 2011 to reward drivers for competing at both tracks.  A.G. Rains from West Memphis, Arkansas claimed the title in each of the first three years before seeing fellow West Memphis resident, Marshall Skinner dethrone him in 2014.

 

For 2015 the tracks have once again coincided their schedules to not run Winged 360 c.i. Sprint Cars on the same night to further their cooperation. Each weekly racing series point’s event through September 12th at each track will count toward a driver's point total in the program. Any special event that pays more than a weekly show does not count as a point's event for the series.

 

Drivers have no restrictions on how many races that they can miss at each facility to still be eligible for the season-ending point's money.  Points acquired in all races will count toward the final total.

 

The final payout for the series will pay ten places, and the minimum payout for the final COMP Cams Interstate Cup will be the following: 1)$2,000 2)$1,500 3)$1,000 4)$800 5)$700 6)$600 7)$500 8)$450 9)$350 10)$300 and as more sponsors are secured the payout may be increased.

 

COMP Cams has also posted the following contingency prizes for the top five:
1st - $1000 COMP Cams Gift Certificate PLUS Trophy Cup

2nd - $750 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

3rd - $500 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

4th - $250 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

5th - $125 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

 

In addition to money and contingencies, the program will reward provisionals.  The driver, highest in the final top ten standings in the point's program, who doesn't qualify for the 7th Annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday, September 19th at I-30 Speedway will get a provisional starting spot in the main event. Similarly the driver highest in the top ten in the final points (who didn't use a provisional at the Ralph Henson Memorial), who doesn't qualify for the Fall Nationals at Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, October 3rd will get a provisional starting spot for the main event.

 

Race fans can also donate money to the point's fund if they so choose.  For a $100 donation, a race fan can be the title sponsor on a Sprint Car Weekly Racing Series Event at either track, and 100% of that money will go into the point's fund.  For more information on sponsoring an event contact Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or MSRMafia@gmail.com .

 

For more information on I-30 Speedway, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com and for more information on Riverside International Speedway, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

 

The COMP Cams Interstate Cup would like to thank its sponsors, which include COMP Cams, Speed Mart Inc., Hoosier Racing Tires, I-30 Speedway, Riverside International Speedway, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

 

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

"Balog scores second straight Angell Park win "

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., June 21---Billy Balog won the 20-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. It was the second straight series victory for Balog. Cody Weisensel took the lead at the start. A caution on the fourth lap erased Weisensel’s lead. On the restart Balog passed Weisensel for the lead entering Turn 3. David Budres moved into the second position three laps later. Balog increased his lead each lap, despite being in lapped traffic the second half of the event. Third place running Weisensel came to a stop bringing out the caution with two laps remaining erasing Balog’s advantage. On the restart Balog ran the high side, while Budres tried the lower groove. Balog driving the RAB owned Spike/Fontana No. 57 finished two-car lengths ahead of Budres, with Buddy Luebke, Ray Seach, and Kurt Mayhew completing the top five. “The midget setup was spot-on by car owner Bill Ecker tonight” commented Balog. Zach Boden took the lead on a Lap 7, to win his second Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass feature of the season. Tyler Brabant who paced the opening six laps finished second, followed by Minnesota’s Val Urman, Chad Bogar and Denver Larson. The next event at the track will be Sunday July 5, “The 34th annual Pepsi Midget Nationals” sanctioned by USAC National, POWRi National, and Badger Midget Series. The Badger 600 Micros, and Wisconsin Dirt Racing Legends will also be competing.

SUMMARY MIDGETS 30-lap feature: 1. Billy Balog; 2. David Budres; 3. Buddy Luebke; 4. Ray Seach; 5. Kurt Mayhew; 6. Mike Stroik; 7. Aaron Schuck; 8. Tommy Bigelow; 9. Don Bigelow; 10. Cody Weisensel; 11. Derek Childs; 12. Bryce Dunn; 13. Denny Smith. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Balog, Budres. Cars Present: 13 Feature Lap leaders: Weisensel 1-4, Balog 5-20.

600 MICROS 15-lap Feature: 1. Zach Boden; 2. Tyler Brabant; 3. Val Urman; 4. Chad Bogar; 5.Denver Larson; 6. Jake Gerrits; 7. Jason Dull; 8. Andy Rein 9. Dylan Larson; 10. Dave Collins; 11. Tory Strauss; 12. Will Gerrits; 13. Jake Goeglein; 14. Norm Ehrke. 8-lap Heat Race Winner: Bogar, Boden. Cars Present: 14 Lap Leaders: Brabant 1-6, Boden 7-13. #

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park June 21, 2015 RACE RESULTS

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying (1 Laps): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer, 10.763; 2. 99-Brady Bacon, 10.861; 3. W20-Greg Wilson, 10.862; 4. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 10.879; 5. 38-Jared Horstman, 10.926; 6. 21-D.J. Foos, 11.007; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 11.024; 8. 22-Cole Duncan, 11.025; 9. 5AU-Danny Reidy, 11.056; 10. 3G-James McFadden, 11.106; 11. 5-Byron Reed, 11.127; 12. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 11.183; 13. 40-Caleb Helms, 11.186; 14. 89-Cody Darrah, 11.211; 15. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 11.238; 16. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 11.269; 17. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.298; 18. O5-Brad Loyet, 11.304; 19. 16X-Ryan Ruhl, 11.313; 20. 53-Cap Henry, 11.330; 21. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 11.344; 22. 70-Roger Crockett, 11.353; 23. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 11.359; 24. 57X-Andrew Palker, 11.361; 25. 1-Dale Blaney, 11.386; 26. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.388; 27. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.399; 28. 17-Josh Baughman, 11.420; 29. 78-Todd Kane, 11.459; 30. 8M-T.J. Michael, 11.481; 31. 94-Ryan Smith, 11.502; 32. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 11.523; 33. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 11.574; 34. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 11.647; 35. 97-Dean Jacobs, 11.690; 36. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 11.693; 37. 4-Danny Smith, 11.713; 38. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 11.750; 39. 71M-Paul May, 11.760; 40. 63-Kody Swanson, 11.801; 41. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 11.904; 42. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 12.008; 43. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.049; 44. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.069; 45. 97A-Jimmy Stinson, 12.116; 46. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.152; 47. 60K-Kory Crabtree, 12.257; 48. 10J-Jarrod DeLong, 12.272; 49. 9-Jordan Ryan, 99.100; 50. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 99.200

Dash 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3G-James McFadden[2]; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser[3]; 6. 70-Roger Crockett[10]; 7. 38-Jared Horstman[4]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[8]; 9. 11N-Randy Hannagan[9]; 10. 99-Brady Bacon[12]; 11. 5-Byron Reed[6]; 12. 1-Dale Blaney[11]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon[4]; 2. 38-Jared Horstman[1]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[3]; 4. 40DD-Nate Dussel[2]; 5. 21-D.J. Foos[5]; 6. 78-Todd Kane[10]; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[7]; 8. 5AU-Danny Reidy[6]; 9. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[9]; 10. 35AU-Jamie Veal[8]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6]; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3]; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman[7]; 7. 8M-T.J. Michael[8]; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9]; 9. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[5]; 10. 10J-Jarrod DeLong[10]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 11-Steve Kinser[4]; 2. 3G-James McFadden[3]; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[2]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith[6]; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[1]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7]; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[8]; 9. 9-Jordan Ryan[10]

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3]; 3. 53-Cap Henry[5]; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[6]; 5. 89-Cody Darrah[4]; 6. 71M-Paul May[7]; 7. 97A-Jimmy Stinson[9]; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[10]; 9. 63-Kody Swanson[8]; 10. O5-Brad Loyet[1]

Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. 70-Roger Crockett[4]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3]; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[2]; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[8]; 6. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[6]; 7. 4-Danny Smith[5]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[9]; 9. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1]; 10. 60K-Kory Crabtree[10]

C Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 4-Danny Smith[2]; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[7]; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[6]; 5. 71M-Paul May[4]; 6. 63-Kody Swanson[5]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[8]; 8. 97A-Jimmy Stinson[9]; 9. 60K-Kory Crabtree[10]; 10. 9-Jordan Ryan[12]; 11. 10J-Jarrod DeLong[11]; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[3]; 13. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13]; 14. 91-Cale Thomas[14]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3]; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[4]; 3. 5AU-Danny Reidy[2]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[11]; 5. 35AU-Jamie Veal[5]; 6. O5-Brad Loyet[6]; 7. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[7]; 8. 8M-T.J. Michael[14]; 9. 17-Josh Baughman[12]; 10. 4-Danny Smith[17]; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[9]; 12. 55F-Taylor Ferns[16]; 13. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15]; 14. 21-D.J. Foos[1]; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker[10]; 16. 78-Todd Kane[13]; 17. 6M-Max Stambaugh[18]; 18. 59-Danny Holtgraver[8]

A Feature (35 Laps): 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4]; 2. 3G-James McFadden[1]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[2]; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[9]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser[5]; 6. 70-Roger Crockett[6]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[8]; 9. 53-Cap Henry[14]; 10. 1-Dale Blaney[12]; 11. 17W-Bryan Clauson[19]; 12. 99-Brady Bacon[10]; 13. 5-Byron Reed[11]; 14. 38-Jared Horstman[7]; 15. 1ST-Gary Taylor[20]; 16. 40-Caleb Helms[13]; 17. 89-Cody Darrah[22]; 18. 40DD-Nate Dussel[16]; 19. 22-Cole Duncan[17]; 20. 16-Stuart Brubaker[21]; 21. 81-Lee Jacobs[24]; 22. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[26]; 23. 94-Ryan Smith[18]; 24. 5AU-Danny Reidy[23]; 25. 97-Dean Jacobs[15]; 26. 59-Danny Holtgraver[25]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (24 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 22-Gunnar Lucius[2] ; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[3] ; 3. 81H-Anthony Haas[6] ; 4. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[5] ; 5. 50-Craig Stower[7] ; 6. 7M-Mike Hessel[4] ; 7. 44-Ron Coleman[1] ; 8. 84-Cale Stinson[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[2] ; 2. 28H-Rod Henning[3] ; 3. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[6] ; 4. 14-Gary Campbell[7] ; 5. 17-Darin Collins[4] ; 6. 9K-Kyle Kruger[5] ; 7. 28J-Jody Martin[8] ; 8. 4X-Bradley Ashford[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. E99-Gage Etgen[1] ; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[7] ; 3. 28K-Ron Kimmel[3] ; 4. 22B-Brad Racer[8] ; 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[5] ; 6. 76-Allen Poe[6] ; 7. 7-Cole McKinney[4] ; 8. 5J-Jake Hesson[2]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 44-Ron Coleman[4] ; 2. 76-Allen Poe[3] ; 3. 9K-Kyle Kruger[2] ; 4. 28J-Jody Martin[5] ; 5. 4X-Bradley Ashford[8] ; 6. 7M-Mike Hessel[1] ; 7. 84-Cale Stinson[7] ; 8. 7-Cole McKinney[6] ; 9. 5J-Jake Hesson[9]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[5]; 2. E99-Gage Etgen[2]; 3. 65-Chris Bounds[1]; 4. 22-Gunnar Lucius[4]; 5. 42-Ty Tilton[3]; 6. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[8]; 7. 28K-Ron Kimmel[9]; 8. 14-Gary Campbell[11]; 9. 66-Chase Dunham[6]; 10. 50-Craig Stower[13]; 11. 44-Ron Coleman[16]; 12. 76-Allen Poe[17]; 13. 17-Darin Collins[14]; 14. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[10]; 15. 28J-Jody Martin[19]; 16. 4X-Bradley Ashford[20]; 17. 81H-Anthony Haas[7]; 18. 21B-Ryan Barr[15]; 19. 9K-Kyle Kruger[18]; 20. 22B-Brad Racer[12] Hard Charger: 44-Ron Coleman[+5]

2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Liggett, East Win Sprint Car Races At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II

Antioch, CA...June 20...Making his first start of the year at Antioch Speedways, Austin Liggett impressed with a $1250 win in the 25 lap Northern All Stars Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event. Placerville star Eric Humphries made a rare appearance and came home a strong second. In a race that saw all of the other leaders have various problems, James East won his first 20 lap Wingless Spec Sprint feature.

The growing Winged 360 Sprint Car effort at Antioch produced a 12 car field, and Humphries won his heat race ahead of title hopeful Art McCarthy. Dustin Golobic won the other heat race over Kurt Nelson. Only Chico Economy Sprint point leader Brandon Powell was unable to start the feature after rear end damage in his heat race. Jeremy Burt was back for the second time this season and set the early Main Event pace ahead of Liggett and Chase Wood Sr. Kurt Nelson gained third on lap two, and Humphries was running fourth by lap five. Working lap eight, Liggett got a good run on the outside of Burt in Turn 4 and raced by for the lead. Burt suffered mechanical issues and pitted in the infield on lap 11, and a Turn 2 tangle involving point leader Shawn Arriaga, McCarthy and Wood brought out a lap 13 caution flag. Liggett led Nelson and Humphries on the restart, and the battle between Liggett and Nelson heated up. In a battle of the slide jobs, Nelson's move through Turns 3 and 4 on the 15th lap put him temporarily into the lead. Liggett made the same move in Turn 2 a lap later, but with slight contact to the front of the Nelson car. As Nelson held on and slipped back to fourth, Liggett led Humpries and McCarthy. Even with a late yellow flag for an Arriaga spin in Turn 3, Liggett proved unbeatable. Liggett brought it home to a well earned victory ahead of Humphries. Nelson made a lap 23 pass on McCarthy to claim third as McCarthy settled for fourth. Arriaga was fifth at the line. Wood and Gonderman were lead lap finishers in sixth and seventh, respectively. Brayden McMahan, Ricky Brophy and Burt rounded out the Top 10 as all drivers received a minimum of $150 to start.

The Wingless Spec Sprints were still feeling the effects of the ugly race they had last time. The wreck that ended the previous race left two cars out of this week's action and forced point leader Kyle Bakkie to bring a backup car to maintain his point run. Marcus Smith won his first heat race ahead of John Clark, while Alan Miranda won his heat race in front of Bakkie. Smith had a front row start for the Main Event and led the opening lap. Unfortunately, he spun in Turn 4 a lap later, handing the lead on Clark ahead of Miranda and East. Working lap eight, Clark came up on lapped traffic. Problems with a slower car resulted in a Clark spin on the back stretch for a lap eight caution flag. Miranda now led East and previous winner Jimmy Perry III. Perry made an outside pass on the front stretch on lap 11 to take over second, and he ended up passing Miranda for the lead on lap 13. Miranda spun from second for a lap 15 yellow flag, and Perry had a right rear flat tire. Suddenly, East was the leader ahead of Bakkie and Smith. Smith made a low pass in Turn 2 of the 18th lap to take second and chased East the rest of the way. However, East made no mistakes and won the race ahead of Smith, Bakkie, Rick Panfili and Miranda. Non finishers Perry, Clark and Chase Wood Jr. were scored in that order.

The Winged Sprint Cars return to Antioch on July 11th, while the Wingless Spec Sprints will be back a week later.

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Conquers PST Canada Field at Ohsweken

Rich Vleck, OHSWEKEN, Ontario, (JUNE 19, 2015)- Jared Zimbardi proved at Ohsweken that he is rounding in to form this season, refusing to allow adversity to throw him off his path.

A week after wrecking a chassis that he drove to 11 wins, Zimbardi, of Bradford, PA, scored his third PST win of the year in the PST-Ohsweken Challenge. It is the second-straight year Zimbardi won this event and the third time in the last four years.

After only managing a fourth-place finish in his heat, the defending PST America and PST Canada Champion started fifth in the 25-lap A-Main and came up through the pack with current Ohsweken Point Leader Todd Hoddick.

Dain Naida and Keith Dempster drew front row starting positions for the 25 lap 360 Sprint Car feature, and both led portions of the race. Several contenders fell by the wayside, as Glenn Styres dropped out of the race due to mechanical problems after just 3 laps, while Naida got off track while leading on lap 12, and later crashed.

Hoddick and Zimbardi raced for the lead after the halfway mark of the race, and Hoddick briefly took the top spot on lap 16 before "The Juice" squeezed back around him,

The race would get slowed once again on lap 20 but Zimbardi was not be denied after the restart as he drove away to win by over a second.

It was still a quality performance for Todd Hoddick, who won his heat and finished runner-up to Zimbardi for his second consecutive PST appearance.

Bryan Howland was able to drive forward to finish in third, getting back by PST Canada Point Leader Jason Barney after the final restart. Barney won the B-Main and drove up 16 positions to place in fourth. Steve Collins, who won the Evingham Site Excavation Dash4Cash for the third time this season, drove up to round out the top five.

Shane Ross was an impressive sixth, while early leader Dempster faded back to seventh. Chris Steele, Cory Turner and Jamie Turner completed a talented top 10.

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Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Results: 6/19/2015, Ohsweken Speedway, Ohsweken, Onatrio, CANADA.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Jared Zimbardi (35), 2. Todd Hoddick (49), 3. Bryan Howland (51), 4. Jason Barney (87), 5. Steve Collins (67), 6. Shane Ross (3R), 7. Keith Dempster (5), 8. Chris Steele (80), 9. Cory Turner (19), 10. Jamie Turner (11), 11. Mitch Brown (10), 12. Conor Mahoney (5c), 13. Tyler Hendricks (38), 14. Ryan Turner (91), 15. Alain Bergeron (8B), 16. Dale Gosselin (3), 17. Lee Winger (2), 18. Kyle Fraser (01), 19. Dain Naida (77), 20. Justin Martin (7m), 21. Jesse Costa (52), 22. Derek Jonathan (81), 23. Jim Huppunen (14H), 24. Glenn Styres (0).

Lap Leaders- Naida 1, Dempster 2-4, Naida 5-11, Zimbardi 12-15, Hoddick 16, Zimbardi 17-25.

Provisional Starters- Hendricks, R. Turner.

Did Not Qualify (4)- Curtis Gartley (6), Zach Zumpe (11z), Stan Zanchin (94z), John Burbridge (21J).

Evingham Site Excavation Dash4Cash (4 Laps)- 1. Steve Collins (67), 2. Derek Jonathan (81), 3. Shane Ross (3R), 4. Jamie Turner (11), 5. Kyle Fraser (01), 6. Justin Martin (7m).

Heats (8 Laps Each, Top 6 Transfer to A-Main)-

Race 1: Styres, Naida, Martin, Zimbardi, Winger, C. Turner, Huppunen, Gosselin, R. Turner, Zanchin.

Race 2: Hoddick, Dempster, Bergeron, Collins, Ross, Brown, Barney, Gartley, Burridge.

Race 3: Steele, Howland, Fraser, J. Turner, Costa, Jonathan, Mahoney, Hendricks, Zumpe.

B-Main (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer to A-Main)- Barney, Costa, Huppunen, Gosselin, Hendricks, Gartley, Zumpe, Zanchin, Burbridge, Turner.

Hoosier Tire Canada/ Mike Emhof Motorsports Recipient: Hoddick

Pole Position Raceway Pole Winner: Naida

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Barney 288, Zimbardi 285, Brown 261, C. Turner 255, Hoddick 252, J. Turner 246, Styres and Dempster 244, Huppunen 239, R. Turner 238.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Standings (Top Five)- Collins 19, Kreutter 16, Zimbardi 12, Brown 11, Drum 10.

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 50, Barney 26, D. Just and Suprick 25, T. Wickham 24.

Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 54, Reakes 37, Howland 28, S. Just 19, Barney and Stillwaggon 16.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: ZIMBARDI, VAN WART, YOUNG, & DEBOER TAKE WINS ON RENWAY ENERGY "CORR/PAK VS. PST" NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (June 19, 2015) – 135 drivers signed in to race on Renway Energy "Corr/Pak vs. PST" Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Jared Zimbardi, Wyatt Van Wart, Trevor Young and Dusty DeBoer visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA RENWAY ENERGY "CORR/PAK VS. PST" NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 135

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS VS. PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR (28 entries)

Dain Naida and Keith Dempster drew front row starting positions for the 25 lap 360 Sprint Car feature, and both led portions of the race along with Todd Hoddick and eventual winner Jared Zimbardi. Several contenders fell by the wayside, as Glenn Styres dropped out of the race due to mechanical problems after just 3 laps, while Naida got off track while leading on lap 12, and later crashed.

Hoddick and Zimbardi raced for the lead after the halfway mark of the race, and Hoddick briefly took the top spot before "The Juice" squeezed back around him, and went on to win by 1.364 seconds. Hoddick settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Howland, 20th starter Jason Barney, and Steve Collins.

Heat races for the 28 car field were claimed by Glenn Styres, Todd Hoddick, and Chris Steele, while Jason Barney won the B-Feature, and Steve Collins won the "4 Laps Of Fame" Dash Race.

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 35 Jared Zimbardi (3) 2. 49 Todd Hoddick (7) 3. 51 Bryan Howland (8) 4. 87 Jason Barney (20) 5. 67c Steve Collins (9) 6. 3r Shane Ross (11) 7. 5 Keith Dempster (2) 8. 80 Chris Steele (6) 9. 19 Cory Turner (18) 10. 11 Jamie Turner (12) 11. 10 Mitch Brown (15) 12. 5c Conor Mahoney (19) 13. 38 Tyler Hendricks (23) 14. 91 Ryan Turner (24) 15. 8b Alain Bergeron (5) 16. 3 Dale Gosselin (22) 17. 2 Lee Winger (17) DNF. 01 Kyle Fraser (13) DNF. 77 Dain Naida (1) DNF. 7m Justin Martin (14) DNF. 52 Jesse Costa (16) DNF. 81 Derek Jonathan (10) DNF. 14h Jim Huppunen (21) DNF. 0 Glenn Styres (4) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dain Naida (1, 5-11), Dempster (2-4), Zimbardi (12-15, 17-25), Hoddick (16)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 3. 7m Justin Martin (Rodney), 4. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Bradford, PA), 5. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope), 6. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 7. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 8. 3 Dale Gosselin (Saint-Pie, QC), 9. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre), 10. 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie). Time - 1:53.413

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 2. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 8b Alain Bergeron (Saint-Pie, QC), 4. 67 Steve Collins (Belfast, NY), 5. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 6. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 7. 87 Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY), 8. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford), DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams). Time - 1:54.892

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines), 2. 51 Bryan Howland (Union Springs, NY), 3. 01 Kyle Fraser (Arnprior), 4. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 5. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 6. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 7. 52 Jesse Costa (St. Thomas), 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Chatham), 9. 11z Zach Zumpe (St. Catharines). No Time

(Top 8 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

"4 LAPS OF FAME" DASH RACE (4 laps - Determined A-Feature starting positions 9-14) Finish. Number Name 1. 67 Steve Collins, 2. 81 Derek Jonathan, 3. 3r Shane Ross, 4. 11 Jamie Turner, 5. 01 Kyle Fraser, DNF. 7m Justin Martin. Time - 58.853

B-FEATURE (8 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 87 Jason Barney, 2. 52 Jesse Costa, 3. 14h Jim Huppunen, 4. 3 Dale Gosselin, 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, 6. 6 Curtis Gartly, 7. 11z Zach Zumpe, 8. 94z Stan Zanchin, 9. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., 10. 91 Ryan Turner. Time - 1:58.816

PROVISIONAL A-FEATURE STARTERS: Tyler Hendricks (Corr/Pak), Ryan Turner (PST)

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (12 entries)

Mack DeMan and Brad Herron started on the front row for the Crate Sprint Car feature, and DeMan led all 15 laps, but he and third place finisher Jake Brown did not pass post-race technical inspection due to infractions that were determined by track officials to be no fault of the teams. The problems were with engines supplied by one of the speedway's approved Crate Sprint Car division engine builders.

Crashes and various other issues plagued drivers who were contending for top 5 positions; Herron was running fourth when he lost a wheel on lap 5, while Aaron Turkey had radiator problems while running third, Dylan Westbrook was forced to make a stop in the work area while running second on lap 11, and Ryan Hunsinger and Mike Thorne were both penalized after a red flag for Herron's crash. Thorne recovered to follow DeMan to the finish line, followed by Brown, Steve Lyons, and Hunsinger.

Heat races for the 12 car field were claimed by Mack DeMan and Ryan Hunsinger, while DeMan also claimed the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance "Top Gun" Award for running the fastest lap during the heat races.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) DQ. 4 Mack DeMan (1) 2. 55 Mike Thorne (7) DQ. 1-10 Jake Brown (8) 4. 9 Steve Lyons (4) 5. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (6) 6. 77x Alex Hill (9) 7. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12) DNF. 68 Aaron Turkey (11) DNF. 12 Brad Herron (2) DNF. 18 Josh Shantz (5) DNF. 54 Ed Green (3) DNF. 00 Mark Czuba (10) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mack DeMan (1-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 4 Mack DeMan (Mississauga), 2. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 3. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 4. 54 Ed Green (Ohsweken), 5. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 6. 9 Steve Lyons (Carlisle). No Time

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 2. 77x Alex Hill (Ohsweken), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 4. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 5. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 6. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford). Time - 1:32.981

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): Mack DeMan

 

 

Rossi Rules CSP Father’s Day Classic!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (June 20, 2015) – Reigning Western World champion Matt Rossi captured his first USAC Southwest Sprint Car feature win of the year by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s Fifth Annual Father’s Day Classic main event.

While Rossi took the top spot in Sprint Car action, other winners on the night included Garrett Funk in IMCA Modifieds, Matt Martinez in Pure Stocks, David Harrington in Renegades and Kenny Hilton in Micro Sprints.

After starting sixth, Rossi assumed command when race-long leader Michael Colegrove flipped out of the lead on the 26th circuit. Colegrove was transported for observation.

Rossi paced the final handful of laps to take the win ahead of Charles Davis, Jr., with Stevie Sussex, Mike Martin and Bruce St. James rounding out the top five.

Garrett Funk rallied from the 12th starting position to capture his first 9th World Vapor IMCA Modified feature win on the year, taking the checkered flag ahead of 15th-starter Shawn Zelenka with Joey Moriarty, Mike Strobl and Jason Noll rounding out the top five.

Matt Martinez advanced from fifth to reel off his third consecutive Arizona Differential Pure Stock win and seventh of 2015 at CSP ahead of pair of Madrids and a pair of Wrightmans with Speedy and Zack Madrid in second and third and then Michael and Marlowe Wrightsman filling out the top five.

Defending Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegade champion David Harrington raced from fourth for his first win of the year ahead of Mark Kilian with Ben Soboski, Jason Crowe and Daniel Romero also in the top five.

Kenny Hilton became the sixth consecutive different winner in Micro Sprint action by racing to the stripe ahead of Cody Batten, 11th-starter Paul Martin, Kyle Huttenhow and Ryan Walter.

Action resumes at Canyon Speedway Park with the Mid-Summer Classic on Saturday night, July 11, featuring the 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades, Micro Sprints, Dwarf Cars and AMA Mod Lites.

Canyon Speedway Park

Fourth Annual Father’s Day Classic – June 20, 2015

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 7k-Bruce St. James, 2. 13s-Stevie Sussex, 3. 17-Michael Colegrove, 4. 5-Tye Mihocko, 5. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 6. 13-Dennis Giles, 7. 11c-Michael Curtis.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 16-Miie Martin, 2. 02-Matt Rossi, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 22b-Brian Hosford, 5. 12-Josh Pelkey, 6. 27-Nick Aiuto, 7. 19-Andrew Reinbold.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 02-Matt Rossi, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 13s-Stevie Sussex, 4. 16-Mike Martin, 5. 7k-Bruce St. James, 6. 12-Josh Pelkey, 7. 27-Nick Aiuto, 8. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 9. 13-Dennis Giles, 10. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 11. 22b-Brian Hosford, 12. 11c-Michael Curtis, 13. 17-Michael Colegrove, 14. 5-Tye Mihocko.

9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. 92p-John Parmeley, 2. 29jk-Jinger Kesler, 3. 12-Guy Norton, 4. X04-Mike Strobl, 5. 78-Steve Stultz, 6. 19-Kenny Gill, 7. 75c-Bo Partain, 8. 18-Josh Sneed.

Second Heat: 1. 51-Joey Moriarty, 2. 8-Nate Warren, 3. 41-George Fronsman, 4. 74-Garrett Funk, 5. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 6. 87-Clifton Maggard, 7. 7g-Bryan Gabbard, 8. 34dd-Billy Carron.

Third Heat: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 4h-Don Hagan, 3. 40-Jeff Stafford, 4. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 5. 11x-Shawn Zelenka, 6. 96-Sean Stewart, 7. 15s-William Slocum, 8. 65-Tim Palmer.

“A” Feature: 1. 74-Garrett Funk, 2. 11x-Shawn Zelenka, 3. 51-Joey Moriarty, 4. X04-Mike Strobl, 5. 44-Jason Noll, 6. 41-George Fronsman, 7. 4h-Don Hagan, 8. 96-Sean Stewart, 9. 75c-Bo Partain, 10. 65-Tim Palmer, 11. 7g-Bryan Gabbard, 12. 34dd-Billy Carron, 13. 87-Clifton Maggard, 14. 92p-John Parmeley, 15. 40-Jeff Stafford, 16. 12-Guy Norton, 17. 29jk-Jinger Kesler, 18. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 19. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 20. 78-Steve Stultz, 21. 8-Nate Warren, 22. 15s-William Slocum, 23. 19-Kenny Gill, 24. 18-Josh Sneed.

Arizona Differential Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 90-Bo Partain, 2. 5z-Zack Madrid, 3. 28-Vincent Depalma, 4. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin, 5. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 6. 3-Ashley Stafford, 7. 5j-Jacob Madrid, 8. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 9. 9-Jeff Carter.

Second Heat: 1. 7-Steve Bitting, 2. 15-Speedy Madrid, 3. 21m-Matt Martinez, 4. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 5. 2m-Joshua McClelland, 6. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 7. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 8. 24-Josh Carter.

“A” Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 15-Speedy Madrid, 3. 5z-Zack Madrid, 4. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 5. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 6. 90-Bo Partain, 7. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 8. 28-Vincent Depalma, 9. 3-Ashley Stafford, 10. 9-Jeff Carter, 11. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 12. 2m-Joshua McClelland, 13. 24-Josh Carter, 14. 5j-Jacob Madrid, 15. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 16. 7-Steve Bitting, 17. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin.

Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades:

First Heat: 1. 64-Daniel Romero, 2. 85-Joe Peterson, 3. 3d-David Harrington, 4. 45k-Mark Kilian, 5. 3j-Guss Elsworth, 6. 48-Mike Hartsock, 7. 9-Paul O’Connor, 8. 16b-Richard Bennett, 9. 24L-Ross Langer, 10. 88-Glenn Matrovich.

Second Heat: 1. XX-Chuck Thornton, 2. 11-Ben Soboski, 3. 101-Troy Barnes, 4. 14x-Brandon Gschweng, 5. 4h-Brian Hyatt, 6. 13-Jason Crowe, 7. 18bm-Chris McCurdy, Sr., 8. 75-Merle Zachrison, 9. 10-Michael Soboski.

“A” Feature: 1. 3d-David Harrington, 2. 45k-Mark Kilian, 3. 11-Ben Soboski, 4. 13-Jason Crowe, 5. 64-Daniel Romero, 6. XX-Chuck Thornton, 7. 88-Glenn Matrovich, 8. 48-Mike Hartsock, 9. 14x-Brandon Gschweng, 10. 3j-Guss Elsworth, 11. 10-Michael Soboski, 12. 4h-Brian Hyatt, 13. 24L-Ross Langer, 14. 101-Troy Barnes, 15. 16b-Richard Bennett, 16. 85-Joe Peterson, 17. 9-Paul O’Connor, 18. 18bm-Chris McCurdy, Sr., 19. 75-Merle Zachrison.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 3. 4-Ryan Walter, 4. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 5. 77-Aaron Miller, 6. 29-Paul Martin, 7. 99x-Jake Branum, 8. 94-Cassie Klenkie.

Second Heat: 1. 50-Dustin Cormany, 2. 99-Joshua Shipley, 3. 71-Cody Batten, 4. 42-Kenny Hilton, 5. 7-Mason Keefer, 6. 41-Colton Hardy, 7. 44-Chuck Dowty.

“A” Feature: 1. 42-Kenny Hilton, 2. 71-Cody Batten, 3. 29-Paul Martin, 4. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 5. 4-Ryan Walter, 6. 7-Mason Keefer, 7. 44-Chuck Dowty, 8. 99-Joshua Shipley, 9. 99x-Jake Branum, 10. 50-Dustin Cormany, 11. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 12. 41-Colton Hardy, 13. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 14. 77-Aaron Miller.

 

 

Chad Boespflug scores sprint win for Amati Racing at Lincoln Park Speedway - Devin Gilpin and Tyler Cain extend national points leads with wins, A.J. Smith records bomber victory

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – After a long wet week in Indiana, the rains finally subsided long enough to get an evening of racing in at Lincoln Park Speedway. A pair of national points leaders extended their 2015 leads with wins on Saturday evening as Devin Gilpin recorded the UMP Modified victory and Tyler Cain finished the night in victory lane after the UMP Super Stock A-main. A.J. Smith won a battle in the bomber feature for his first win of 2015 and California native Chad Boespflug put the Amati Racing Team in the winner’s circle after the 25-lap sprint car feature. Boespflug and the Amati crew celebrated on the front stretch of Lincoln Park Speedway in a party that even a full week of rain couldn’t extinguish. Boespflug held off multiple charges from Shane Cottle and eventually Brady Short who each spent time in dogged pursuit. After getting past JJ Hughes over the opening laps, Boespflug and Cottle were the top runners. Short joined the fray after starting sixth, but quickly moved into the top group alongside Cottle. Early cautions gave Cottle a shot at the lead, but Boespflug was able to pull away after the restart. Brent Beauchamp started in the 10th spot, but last week’s LPS victor made short work of some traffic to climb into quick contention. He would battle wheel-to-wheel with CJ Leary through the middle stages of the feature as Jake Hodges and Hughes were fighting for sixth. With Boespflug out front, Cottle was charged with fending off Brady Short and a wheel-to-wheel fight for fourth between CJ Leary and Brent Beauchamp. As the laps ticked off, Boespflug had the hammer down running the cushion as Cottle and Short attempted to reel him in to no avail. On lap 20, Short dove to the bottom to take the second spot. He set his sights on catching Boespflug over the final circuits, but couldn’t gain enough ground as the checkers flew for the Amati squad and the Marion Underground sponsored No. 66. Short, Cottle, Hodges and Beauchamp rounded out the top-five spots. “Thank you Shane Wade, owner of Amati Racing Inc, for the opportunity to drive for you without bringing anything more than my helmet bag every night,” Boespflug said afterwards. “Doing it the way Grandpa Chuck would have liked it.” After a week of continuing showers, the national reign of both Gilpin and Cain was furthered as each driver found their way to victory at Lincoln Park Gilpin had an early challenge from Kentucky’s Grant Black before he got to the lead in the UMP Modified main event. The A-main was the opening feature of the night and the Columbus, Ind. native wasted little time in making his way to the front. Lapped traffic came into play by the midway point of the feature, but Gilpin was able to build his lead over Black as Roy Bruce Jr. held third followed by Richie Lex. Dan Lewellen and Jay Humphrey were in the top-five mix followed by Derek Groomer and Jacoby Hines. With five laps left, Gilpin had run out to a comfortable margin as Bruce had taken the second spot ahead of Black with Lewellen, Humphrey and Hines. A caution re-set the field with four laps remaining, but Gilpin wouldn’t be denied another victory as he charged away from Bruce to pick up the victory. Black, Lewellen and Lex rounded out the top-five. In the super stock feature, Doug McCullough started on the pole alongside Cain followed by Kris Starks and Josh Boller. As the field went green, Cain leapt to the point as McCullough and Boller duked it out door-to-door for second ahead of Steve Peeden, Kenny Carmichael Jr. and Starks. Cain slowly built on to his lead over the course of the 20-lap feature as McCullough fought off late challenges from Peeden and Boller as Joe Godsey moved up to finish fifth overall. The victory was Cain’s 10th of the season. Eric Miller and Josh Settles started at the front of the 29-car bomber feature when the field took the opening green flag. Smith would make a quick move into second and would battle Settles for that spot over the first nine laps of the race. Smith was able to get under Settles on lap-10 for the lead as RJ Pruitt made a move to get to third ahead of Cody Wright and Tim Wright. Settles would give Smith all he had down the stretch, but was unable to get to the front at the checkered flag. Pruitt finished in the third spot ahead of Jordan Almanza. Tim Wright pulled off the track late as Almanza placed fourth with Cody Wright in fifth. The final A-main of the evening went to Lynn Ambrose as he led wire-to-wire to capture the Midwest Mini Sprint Association feature.

 

 

Parkinson picks up win at Lucas Oil

Wheatland, MO(June 20, 2015)-The Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED would see thirty one cars compete on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway. When all was said and done, 2014 series champ Chris Parkinson picked up his first win of 2015. Polesitter Kenny Potter would jump out into the lead as third-starting Derek Hager moved into second immediately and put constant pressure on the Harrisonville, MO veteran driver for the top spot. Hagar would move by Potter on lap three as Kevin Risley and Parkinson ran third and fourth. The top four would remain the same until lap six when Parkinson was able to move by Risley into third. A lap later, the Gladstone, MO driver would work his way past Potter and into second. With Hagar still out front, Parkinson started to apply heavy pressure by lap nine. Over the next handful of laps, the pair would be less than a few car lengths from one another as Hagar continued to hold off Parkinson. By lap fifteen, Risley had also joined in the fray as Casey Shuman had now moved into fourth. In heavy lapped traffic, Parkinson was able to move by Hagar on lap nineteen. Over the next few laps, Hagar would continue to mount heavy pressure and by lap twenty three, Hagar made a bold move around a pair of lapped cars in turns three and four looking for the top spot. Parkinson was able to get by the pair low and held the advantage as Hagar slid high in turn four opening some ground for Parkinson. Over the last two laps Hagar would not be able to mount a serious challege as Parkinson would go on to the win in his Ozark Barge and Dock Service/54th Street Grill and Bar/Country Kids Daycare #65. Hagar was second in the Hockett Racing #75. Risley was a solid third in the Risley Trash Service #24K. John Helm moved up steadily to run fourth in the Helm Racing #12. Rounding out the top five was Josh Stephens in the Summers Farms #09. Shuman was sixth followed by Devon Huff, in his first WAR start of 2015. TJ Muths, Potter, and Riley Kreisel rounded out the top ten. The Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED will next be in action on Friday July 3rd at the Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, MO. There has also been a schedule change as the race originally scheduled for July 11 at 81 Speedway in Park City, KS has been changed to Saturday August 29th. Please join the WAR Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/122872191163959/ or go to warsprints.com to get the latest information about Wingless Auto Racing.

Wingless Auto Racing Results Lucas Oil Speedway-June 20, 2015 31 cars

*Top 16 in passing points make the A-Main 1st Heat-8 laps 1. * 00-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ; 2. * 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO (3); 3. *20-Steve Thomas-Ludlow, IL (2); 4. *65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (5); 5. *7s-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL (7); 6. 8XX-Scott Comstock-Tipton, MO (6); 7. 18X-Nathan Ryun, Higginsville, MO (4); DNS: 6-Doug Fry, Wheatland, MO 2nd Heat-8 laps 1. * 75-Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (6); 2. * 7JR-Hannah Adair, Broken Arrow, OK (3); 3. *4U-Devon Huff, Nixa, MO (8); 4. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (2); 5. 83-Adam Cruea, Troy, Ohio (1); 6. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO (4)-DNF; 7. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (5)-DNF; 8. 88RR-Ryan Rector, Jasper, MO (7)-DNF 3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. *65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (2); 2. *24K-Kevin Risley, Collinsville, OK (7); 3. *12-John Helm, Kearney, MO (6); 4. *8X-Brandon Dunham, California, MO (8); 5. 14-John Hillman, Jefferson City, MO (5); 6. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (1); 7. 75A-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove, MO (4); 8. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO (3)-DNF 4th Heat- 8 laps 1. *55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (6); 2. *24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (1); 3. *38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO (3); 4. *10- Will Register, Sedalia, MO (5); 5. 13-Clyde Knipp, California, MO (7); 6. 99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE (2); 7. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (4)-DNF B-Feature- 12 laps(Top 4 to A) 1. 8-Jeff Wingate (2); 2. 90-Riley Kreisel (9); 3. 14-John Hillman (3); 4. 13-Clyde Knipp (4); 5. 99-Tony Rost (6); 6. 9-Casey Baker (7); 7. 75A-Travis Arnold (8); 8. 83-Adam Cruea (4); 9. 6-Doug Fry (10); 10. 8XX-Scott Comstock (5)-DNF; DNS-70- Pete Palazzolo; 42-Warren Johnson; 18X-Nathan Ryun; 88RR-Ryan Rector; 88-Chad Tye A-Feature- 25 laps 1. 65-Chris Parkinson (4); 2. 75-Derek Hagar (3); 3. 24K-Kevin Risley (2); 4. 12-John Helm (6); 5. 09-Josh Stephens (9); 6. 00-Casey Shuman (7); 7. 4U-Devon Huff (5); 8. 65M-TJ Muths (14); 9. 55-Kenny Potter (1); 10. 90-Riley Kreisel (18); 11. 24C-Craig Carroll (11); 12. 20-Steve Thomas (13); 13. 13-Clyde Knipp (20); 14. 7s-Wade Seiler (16); 15. 8X-Brandon Dunham (8); 16. 10-Will Register (15); 17. 14-John Hillman (19); 18. 7JR-Hannah Adair (10); 19. 38-Cody Baker (12); 20. 8-Jeff Wingate (17)

 

 

Steve Poirier Battles Weather and ESS Competitors for Victory at Lebanon Valley.

By Mike Mallett

WEST LEBANON, NY – It may go down as one of the weirdest ways that Steve Poirier has ever captured a victory with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). The five-time and defending series champion survived one rain delay and a hard charging Chuck Hebing to score the $2,050 win at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in the rain shortened 12-lap affair. It’s the 48th career win for Poirier with the organization.

“This probably was the weirdest race we’ve had in a long time,” said the St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., driver. “We could not build our momentum. I had a good position to start in then it rained and so we thought we were done. We got racing again and it was pretty strange. This wasn’t exactly the way we wanted win but after the beginning where it looked like we would always be second to ‘Cobra’ (Hebing), this will get the monkey off our back and bring back the confidence. Hopefully we’ll start winning again.”

Poirier started on the outside of the front row alongside Kory Gurney. He quickly established himself as the dominant car in the NAPA Auto Parts Tour of US A-Main. He jumped out in front as Gurney battled to stay inside the top three.

“I’ve been lucky here to have a couple of great starting positions here,” stated Poirier after his third win on the High Banks. “I’ve also had a couple of good races where I started in the back. I was enjoying the track when I drove Modified even though I wrecked two cars here, the track is pretty tough but the track is so fun to drive. Our Sprint Cars are fun on this track.”

By lap three Poirier amassed a half-straightaway advantage over Parker Evans and two-time 2015 winner Hebing. The pair battled intensely for the second spot while Poirier raced out in front.

Lap five saw the red flag displayed as Tim Axton got over the cushion in turn four sending his No. 99 hard into the outside wall. His car was heavily damaged in the incident but he was unscathed and able to walk away.

On the restart Tim’s brother Dave had some very bad luck of his own. As the field raced down the front stretch at the green, contact was made inside the top five setting up a chain reaction crash. Several cars came together with Dave catching a wheel on Jason Barney’s car as he got pushed to the outside. The contact sent him spinning then flipping over the turn one fence and out of the speedway. He walked away from the crash sore but okay.

Before action could resume from the second crash, rain drops began falling heavily around the speedway forcing teams back to the pit area while crews from the speedway worked to bring back the racing surface. After more than an hour delay, a Modified hot lap session and a Street Stock feature were run before racing resumed for the Empire Super Sprints.

The feature got rolling once again with Poirier as the leader and Evans and Hebing in tow. A single-file restart brought the field back up to speed with Hebing taking just a lap to dispose of Evans for the second spot as Poirier worked out in front.

Hebing closed the gap and by the tenth circuit was to the back bumper of Poirier. They remained close as they entered slower traffic on lap 12. As the pair navigated through turns three and four Hebing looked to the outside for the top spot and got too high. Hebing slid and hit the outside wall causing him to flip. The crash necessitated the red flag a third time. This was to be the final red of the night.

As crews worked to clean up the car of the uninjured Hebing, the rains returned for the final time forcing officials to make the difficult decision of calling the feature official. As a result Poirier got the victory and the top prize that came courtesy of YorkMont Auctions and the Camara Family.

Paul Kinney ended up finishing second after an impressive battle with the young Paulie Colagiovanni. Kinney made his way by him on the 11th lap to secure third but got credited with second after Evans dropped out when his car popped out of gear on that very same lap giving Kinney the position in the final rundown.

“Even this being rain shortened I think we could have been second or third at the end,” said Kinney. “I see Colagiovanni get under me and I had to stand on it. I couldn’t let a young kid like that get by me. He was doing good and I had a fun time racing with him. Even though it’s rain shortened, second is second and we’ll take it.”

Colagiovanni ended up taking third. For the Marcellus, N.Y., driver it is his best career finish with the traveling organization.

“This feels good,” said Colagiovanni after the feature. “Feels good to know we can run up front with the big guys. I’m the luckiest 14-year old alive. This place was pretty fast. I was nervous at first but once I got a feel for the track I felt fine.”

Local favorite Matt Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., finished in the fourth position after starting the A-Main in the eighth and Shawn Donath completed the top five while driving Doug Emery’s potent No. 33 after starting in 12th .

Lucas Oil A-Main – Steve Poirier ($2,050), Paul Kinney ($1,200), Paulie Colagiovanni ($800), Matt Tanner ($630), Shawn Donath ($665), Barney ($660), Jeff Cook ($455), Tommy Wickham ($420), Kory Gurney ($485), Zach Weigand ($400), Chuck Hebing ($410), Mike Stelter ($320), Parker Evans ($300), Dave Axton ($325), Tim Axton ($300), Denny Peebles ($300).

DNS – Etienne Girard and Pete Richardson

Lap Leaders – Poirier 1-12

Car Mate Trailers $25 To Win Heats – D. Axton, Cook, Hebing

Other Bonuses:

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Donath (7 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Poirier $50

Beard Sewer and Drain Determination Award – Donath $50

SUNY Canton Smart Move – Gurney $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Donath $35

911 Restoration – Gurney and Hebing $25

Hoosier Tire – Kinney $200

Vahlco Wheels – Barney $190

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Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP

Merritt, MI – (June 20, 2015) – Gregg Dalman won the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature Saturday night at Merritt Speedway. The win was Dalman’s first of the 2015 season.

Brett Mann and Craig Karazim started on the front row for the 25-lap feature. Mann led the opening lap, but on the second circuit Mann and Karazim made contact racing for the lead and collected Chase Ridenour. Only Mann was able to make the restart. Dalman took the lead on the restart and motored away from the field.

One more caution appeared on lap 12 for Eric Smith slowing on track, but that didn’t stop Dalman to pull away for the victory. Jay Steinebach picked up a career best SOD finish in the runner up spot with Dan McCarron, Mark Aldrich, and Brad Lamberson rounding out the podium.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Merritt Speedway – Merritt, MI Saturday June 20, 2015

Comp Cams / Lane Automotive Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 2. 10S – Jay Steinebach, 3. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 4. 20A – Andy Chewhowski, 5. 27X – Jared Lamberson, 6. 70 – Jim Lingar.

Kistler Racing Products Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 2. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 3. 22M – Dan McCarron, 4. 24 – Eric Smith, 5. 2R – Ralph Brakenberry.

Allstar Performance / Engler Machien and Tool Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 19 – Brett Mann, 2. 4 – Craig Karazim, 3. 21T – Troy Chehowski, 4. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 5. 3T – Tank Brakenberry.

Engine Pro Feature (25 Laps): 1. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 2. 10S – Jay Steinebach, 3. 22M – Dan McCarron, 4. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 5. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 6. 20A – Andy Chehowski, 7. 21T – Troy Chewhowski, 8. 19 – Brett Mann, 9. 27X – Jared Lamberson, 10. 70 – Jim Lingar, 11. 2T – Ralph Brakenberry, 12. 3T – Tank Brakenberry, 13. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 14. 24 – Eric Smith, 15. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 16. 4 – Craig Karazim.

 

 

Skagit Win for Solwold Before Dirt Cup #44

6/20/15

Alger, WA – With the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour due in town for three nights of the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup next week, Jason Solwold has his team firing on all cylinders prior to the 44th running of the premier event on the Skagit Speedway Schedule. Solwold went wire to wire in the 410 sprint division on Saturday night, picking up his second win of the season at Skagit Speedway. Solwold was joined in victory lane by Jake Helsel and Garrett Thomas.

Solwold had little trouble scoring his second win of the year at Skagit Speedway in the 410 division. Jason used an outside pole position start to grab the lead coming out of turn two on lap one, and never looked back in piloting the Shaylen Raye Motorsports #18 to win. Brock Lemley, the defending Dirt Cup Champion, ran second with Eric Fisher finishing third. Kelsey Carpenter set quick time but fought rear end issues through his heat race and the main event. Heat wins went to Fisher and Travis Jacobson.

Jake Helsel made the right move at the right time to score his second win of the year in the Sportsman Sprint division. Race leader Lee Hornbeck did a masterful job making his car wide, defending his spot with vigor. Helsel looked high and low to find running room around Hornbeck, but it wasn’t until the 17th lap when Hornbeck approached a slower car in the low groove that Jake had a chance to strike. With Lee entering turn one low, Helsel went right up to the cushion in turn one and two and used the slower car like a basketball style pick to clear Hornbeck, securing the lead and eventual victory. Devin Barnes ended up second with Hornbeck taking a career best third. Lee also set quick time. Tyler Fox, Joe Lyon and Michael Hodel won the heats.

The Northwest Focus Midget Series made another appearance at Skagit Speedway, and when the chaos of their 16 car A Main finished, it was Garrett Thomas picking up the win for the second time on the season. Thomas watched Michael Millard drift high out of turn four at the conclusion of lap two, opening the inside lane up for Garrett. Thomas dove to the bottom of turn one and cleared Millard coming out of two to grab the lead. He spent the next 17 laps fending off the advances of Ryan Cully and Dougie James to pick up the victory. James would scoot by Cully late for second, with Ryan taking third. Heat winners were Cully and Tristin Thomas.

The evening finished with a stunt show from Crusher, featuring a Nissan Sentra blowing up and a four car high jump executed in a Dodge Grand Caravan,

Thursday night marks the beginning of the 44th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by Jack in the Box. The Lucas Oil National Tour will be in attendance for the first time at Skagit Speedway. Live PPV will be offered by www.racinboys.com, with tickets available as well. Visit SkagitSpeedway.com for more information.

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Lee Hornbeck 12.789 Heat 1 – Tyler Fox, Steve Parker, Lee Hornbeck, Ben Gunderson, Brett McGhie, Bert Johnson, Victoria Cantu, Dan McGrew Heat 2 – Michael Hodel, Roger Oudman, Devin Barnes, Lance Sargent, Greg Otis, Julian Fuentes, Geoff Needham Heat 3 – Joe Lyon, Jake Helsel, James Bundy, Trevor Cook, Kyle Secord, Clayton Sibley, Bill Rude, Sean Johnson Main – Jake Helsel, Barnes, Hornbeck, Hodel, Otis, Parker, Bundy, Rude, Cook, Fox, McGhie, Lyon, Secord, B Johnson, Fuentes, S Johnson, Gunderson, Oudman, Sargent Lap Leaders – Hornbeck 1-16 Helsel 17-25

410 Sprints Fast Time – Kelsey Carpenter 11.382 Heat 1 – Eric Fisher, Jason Solwold, Justin Youngquist, Steve Reeves, Kelsey Carpenter, Luke Didiuk Heat 2 – Travis Jacobson, Daniel Anderson, Brock Lemley, Jared Peterson, Nate Vaughn, Bud Ashe Main – Jason Solwold, Lemley, Fisher, Jacobson, Youngquist, Anderson, Didiuk, Reeves, Carpenter, Peterson, Vaughn, Parker Lap Leaders – Solwold 1-25

Northwest Focus Midget Series Heat 1 – Ryan Cully, Michael Millard, Al Goldie, Mike Vollbrecht, Derek Roberts, Doug Anderson, Ray Stebbins, Aly Pyles Heat 2 – Tristin Thomas, Garrett Thomas, Thomas Walker, Dougie James, Nick Evans, Hannah Lindquist, Todd Hartman, Renee Angel Main – Garrett Thomas, James, Cully, Evans, T Thomas, Millard, Goldie, Walker, Roberts, Lindquist, Hartman, Angel, Stebbins, Pyles, Vollbrecht, Anderson Lap Leaders – Millard 1-2 G Thomas 3-20

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Supermodified Twin 35's presented by Burke's Do-It-Best Home Centers and A&P Auto Parts

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Twin #1 (35-laps): 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 2. 91 - Ray Graham, 3. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 4. 47 - Bob Bond, 5. 00 - Joe Gosek, 6. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 7. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 8. 22 - Pat Lavery, 9. 52 - Dave Danzer, 10. 05 - Jeff Abold, 11. 21 - Kody Graham, 12. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 13.0 - Tim Snyder, 14. 01 - Dan Connors, 15. 11 - Aric Iosue, 16. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 17. 18 - Howard Page, 18. 06 - Dave Cliff, 19. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 20. 68 - Michael Barnes, 21. 55 - Keith Shampine, 22. 79 - Brian Sobus, 23. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr

Novelis Supermodified Twin #2 (35-laps): 1. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 3. 22 - Pat Lavery, 4. 01 - Dan Connors, 5. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 6. 55 - Keith Shampine, 7. 21 - Kody Graham, 8. 52 - Dave Danzer, 9. 0 - Tim Snyder, 10. 91 - Ray Graham, 11. 05 - Jeff Abold, 12. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 13. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 14. 18 - Howard Page, 15. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 16. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 17. 06 - Dave Cliff, 18. 00 - Joe Gosek, 19. 11 - Aric Iosue, 20. 47 - Bob Bond, 21. 68 - Michael Barnes, 22. 9 - Stephen Gioia III

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 2. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 3. 55 - Keith Shampine, 4. 05 - Jeff Abold, 5. 21 - Kody Graham, 6. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 7. 0 - Tim Snyder, 8. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 00 - Joe Gosek, 3. 91 - Ray Graham, 4. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 5. 52 - Dave Danzer, 6. 79 - Brian Sobus, 7. 68 - Michael Barnes, 8. 11 - Aric Iosue

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 22 - Pat Lavery, 2. 47 - Bob Bond, 3. 01 - Dan Connors, 4. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 5. 06 - Dave Cliff, 6. 18 - Howard Page, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 8. 50 - Dave Gruel, 9. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Pathfinder Bank SBS (30-laps): 1. 8 - Josh Kerr, 2. 93 - JJ Andrews, 3. 98 - Jason Simmons, 4. 22 - Mike Bruce, 5. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 6. 9 - Jack Patrick, 7. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 8. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 9. 24 - AJ Bernys, 10. 54 - Camden Proud, 11. 74 - Mike Bond, 12. 76 - Scott Shafer, 13. 28 - Shad Gates, 14. 87 - Matt Magner, 15. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 16. 14 - Alex McRae, 17. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 18. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 19. 97 - Jeremy Pitcher, 20. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 21. 50 - Dave Cliff, 22. 88 - Ron Pratt, 23. 90 - Greg O'Connor

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #04 Kreig Heroth

Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer: #8 Josh Kerr

White's Car Care 4th Place: #22 Mike Bruce

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #8 Josh Kerr

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #69 Mark Castiglia

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 8 - Josh Kerr, 2. 93 - JJ Andrews, 3. 22 - Mike Bruce, 4. 98 - Jason Simmons, 5. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 6. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 7. 14 - Alex McRae, 8. 28 - Shad Gates

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 2. 9 - Jack Patrick, 3. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 4. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 5. 54 - Camden Proud, 6. 24 - AJ Bernys, 7. 76 - Scott Shafer

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1, 50 - Dave Cliff, 2. 74 - Mike Bond, 3. 87 - Matt Magner, 4. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 5. 97 - Jeremy Pitcher, 6. 88 - Ron Pratt

 

 

Wilson holds off Kinser to Win Eldora’s UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Feature

Incredible Race Highlights Round Two of Legendary Ohio Sprint Speedweek

ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 20, 2015) – Greg Wilson is a two-time UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion.

But in Saturday night’s Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek A-Feature presented by NKTelco at Eldora Speedway, he was battling the legend – Steve Kinser.

Kinser, from Bloomington, Indiana, tried to pass him high, but Wilson, who started fifth, led the final 16 laps to collect $5,000.

“This is tough,” said Wilson, who hails from Benton Ridge, Ohio. “There are 50 or 60 cars here. I knew Kinser would have some clean air and I was giving the outside away. I actually moved up and pulled the wing back. I just got lucky. I watched that man in his prime and he’s the baddest son of a gun to ever drive a sprint car. It’s just awesome to win at Eldora, especially during Speedweeks. Hopefully we can keep the ball rolling.”

Kinser tried everything he could to get another victory at Eldora.

“I knew he wasn’t going to get off the bottom, “Kinser said. “I was kind of surprised because he kind of pulled up. If he had pulled about a little bit more I would have moved to the bottom. I’d have had a better chance. But, I kind of overworked my tires at the end.”

Dale Blaney, who won at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park Friday night, was running second with seven laps to go and was closing in on race leader Wilson. However, his left wheel came off entering Turn 1, sending his car into the outside wall and then flipping down the banking. He was uninjured but finished 22nd.

Kasey Kahne, who has 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories, finished ninth.

Sheldon Haudenschild now leads the Ohio Sprint Speedweeks points. Wilson is just six points back with seven races to go.

Taylor Cook, from Shelby, N.C., battled with Travis Stemler early on, but captured the UMP DIRTcar Modified race at Eldora.

His father, Jerry, is the car chief on Tony Stewart’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car.

“We struggled in the heat race,” Cook said. “We couldn’t get enough forward drive. My dad and I went to work and we tried to tighten it up and we got it perfect. It’s great to win at Eldora. It’s a great feeling. We’ve had a rough start to the season so to win at the world-famous Eldora is pretty awesome.”

Following Cook was Jonathan Taylor and his brother Evan Taylor. Stemler and Rob Starkey rounded out the top-five.

Frank Paladino led all 15 laps of a spirited Eldora stock car race. Rob Trent was second, while Earnie Woodard, Anthony Goode and Chris Douglas rounded out the top five. Donnie Jeschke flipped wildly in Turn 3 midway through the race. He was uninjured and finished 20th.

The next event on the Eldora Speedway schedule is the 32nd Kings Royal weekend on Friday and Saturday July 17-18. Tickets can be purchased at www.eldoraspeedway.com or by phone at (937) 338-3815.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by NKTelco

June 20, 2015

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars

Qualifying (overall times) 1.1-Dale Blaney, 13.733; 2.91-Cale Thomas, 13.734; 3.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.778; 4.94-Ryan Smith, 13.838; 5.3G-James McFadden, 13.840; 6.2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.877; 7.35AU-Jamie Veal, 13.898; 8.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.902; 9.17-Josh Baughman, 13.909; 10.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 13.933; 11.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.944; 12.48-Danny Dietrich, 13.945; 13.70-Roger Crockett, 14.011; 14.71M-Paul May, 14.044; 15.89-Cody Darrah, 14.117; 16.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 14.117; 17.49-Cole Duncan, 14.119; 18.11-Steve Kinser, 14.129; 19.5T-Travis Philo, 14.136; 20.59-Danny Holtgraver, 14.147; 21.16-Stuart Brubaker, 14.150; 22.45-Tim Shaffer, 14.176; 23.21-DJ Foos, 14.180; 24.5AU-Danny Reidy, 14.267; 25.33M-Caleb Griffith, 14.269; 26.1ST-Gary Taylor, 14.302; 27.40-Caleb Helms, 14.327; 28.49K-Kasey Kahne, 14.343; 29.16M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.344; 30.19-Chris Andrews, 14.344; 31.9X-Rob Chaney, 14.357; 32.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.372; 33.4-Danny Smith, 14.395; 34.35B-Ron Blair, 14.402; 35.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.429; 36.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.434; 37.05-Brad Loyet, 14.439; 38.55F-Taylor Ferns, 14.446; 39.99-Brady Bacon, 14.541; 40.15H-Mitch Harble, 14.548; 41.11N-Randy Hannagan, 99.999;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 49-Cole Duncan[5] ; 2. 71M-Paul May[1] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 6. 17-Josh Baughman[2] ; 7. 91-Cale Thomas[4] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[9] ; 9. 9X-Rob Chaney[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 17W-Bryan Clauson[2] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[5] ; 4. 35AU-Jamie Veal[3] ; 5. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 6. 05-Brad Loyet[8] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 70-Roger Crockett[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 3G-James McFadden[3] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 49K-Kasey Kahne[1] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 3. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[4] ; 4. 16M-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 6. 35B-Ron Blair[6] ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 8. 5AU-Danny Reidy[2]

Heat 5 - (8 Laps) 1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 4. 94-Ryan Smith[4] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 6. 99-Brady Bacon[7] ; 7. 19-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 15H-Mitch Harble[8]

Dash - (1 Laps) 1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 2. 49K-Kasey Kahne[1] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[5] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 6. 17W-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[10] ; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich[12] ; 9. 70-Roger Crockett[8] ; 10. 16-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 11. 71M-Paul May[9] ; 12. 49-Cole Duncan[11]

B-Main - (12 Laps) 1. 91-Cale Thomas[1] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[2] ; 3. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 4. 17-Josh Baughman[3] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[15] ; 7. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 8. 5AU-Danny Reidy[7] ; 9. 99-Brady Bacon[19] ; 10. 33M-Caleb Griffith[8] ; 11. 05-Brad Loyet[17] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 13. 19-Chris Andrews[10] ; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker[16] ; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs[12] ; 16. 35B-Ron Blair[14] ; 17. 4-Danny Smith[13] ; 18. 11N-Randy Hannagan[21] ; 19. 55F-Taylor Ferns[18]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[15] ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[17] ; 7. 3G-James McFadden[18] ; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 9. 49K-Kasey Kahne[2] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[23] ; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich[8] ; 12. 35AU-Jamie Veal[22] ; 13. 70-Roger Crockett[9] ; 14. 71M-Paul May[11] ; 15. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[21] ; 16. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[14] ; 17. 49-Cole Duncan[12] ; 18. 16-Stuart Brubaker[10] ; 19. 17-Josh Baughman[24] ; 20. 40-Caleb Helms[26] ; 21. 1ST-Gary Taylor[16] ; 22. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 23. 2M-Dustin Daggett[13] ; 24. 94-Ryan Smith[20] ; 25. 91-Cale Thomas[19]

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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 5-Jonathan Taylor[2] ; 2. 7-Evan Taylor[1] ; 3. 4S-Rob Starkey[3] ; 4. L5-Jerry Bowersock[5] ; 5. 28-Kevin Morehouse[4] ; 6. 36-Brandon Vaughan[9] ; 7. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[8] ; 8. 67S-Warren Shingleton[6] ; 9. 5X-Tim Richardson[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 111-Curt Spalding[1] ; 2. 10L-Nathon Loney[4] ; 3. 16-Jeff Koz[6] ; 4. 10-Scott Bowersock[3] ; 5. 52-John Phlipot Jr. [2] ; 6. 555-Justin Coulter[8] ; 7. 79-Shane Unger[5] ; 8. 012-Brad Mickley[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 2-Travis Stemler[1] ; 2. 188-Aaron Orr[2] ; 3. 21C-Taylor Cook[4] ; 4. 1-Scott Williams[5] ; 5. 20-Josh Morton[3] ; 6. 9V-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 7. 55S-Zach Schroeder[6] ; 8. 18-Ryan Sutter[7]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 21C-Taylor Cook[1] ; 2. 5-Jonathan Taylor[9] ; 3. 7-Evan Taylor[6] ; 4. 2-Travis Stemler[7] ; 5. 4S-Rob Starkey[3] ; 6. 10-Scott Bowersock[11] ; 7. L5-Jerry Bowersock[10] ; 8. 188-Aaron Orr[4] ; 9. 1-Scott Williams[12] ; 10. 16-Jeff Koz[2] ; 11. 9V-Shawn Valenti[18] ; 12. 28-Kevin Morehouse[13] ; 13. 55S-Zach Schroeder[21] ; 14. 20-Josh Morton[15] ; 15. 111-Curt Spalding[8] ; 16. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[19] ; 17. 36-Brandon Vaughan[16] ; 18. 79-Shane Unger[20] ; 19. 67S-Warren Shingleton[22] ; 20. 10L-Nathon Loney[5] ; 21. 012-Brad Mickley[23] ; 22. 52-John Phlipot Jr. [14] ; 23. 555-Justin Coulter[17] ; 24. 18-Ryan Sutter[24]

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Eldora Stock Cars

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 71C-Barney Craig[2] ; 2. 82-Chris Douglas[8] ; 3. 99K-Andy King[9] ; 4. 7C-Jan Landers[1] ; 5. 86-Luke Timmerman[7] ; 6. 17J-Jarrod Klay[3] ; 7. 1 OFF-Kenny Brady[4] ; 8. 1W-Mark Wooten[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 01-Earnie Woodard[3] ; 2. 27-Frank Paladino[8] ; 3. 11js-Jeff Semmens[1] ; 4. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[2] ; 5. 54-Dan Wooten[7] ; 6. 37-Glenn Knick[4] ; 7. 410-Paul Pardo[5] ; 8. 36-Adam Schaeff[6] ; 9. 5T-Wayne Treon[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 61-Rob Trent[1] ; 2. 5G-Anthony Goode[4] ; 3. 9-Eric Sandlin[5] ; 4. 5W-Craig Swartz[2] ; 5. 55-Brandon Archey[3] ; 6. 19-Wayne Williams[7] ; 7. 1S-T.J Smith[6] ; 8. 23-Casey Barr[8]

A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 27-Frank Paladino[2] ; 2. 61-Rob Trent[4] ; 3. 01-Earnie Woodard[5] ; 4. 5G-Anthony Goode[1] ; 5. 82-Chris Douglas[3] ; 6. 99K-Andy King[7] ; 7. 55-Brandon Archey[15] ; 8. 9-Eric Sandlin[9] ; 9. 71C-Barney Craig[6] ; 10. 19-Wayne Williams[18] ; 11. 11js-Jeff Semmens[8] ; 12. 36-Adam Schaeff[23] ; 13. 410-Paul Pardo[20] ; 14. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[11] ; 15. 17J-Jarrod Klay[16] ; 16. 1W-Mark Wooten[22] ; 17. 23-Casey Barr[24] ; 18. 5T-Wayne Treon[26] ; 19. 1S-T.J Smith[21] ; 20. 7C-Donnie Jeschke[10] ; 21. 37-Glenn Knick[17] ; 22. 1 OFF-Kenny Brady[19] ; 23. 5W-Craig Swartz[12] ; 24. 54-Dan Wooten[14]

 

 

Coby Pearce takes URSS checkers at Colorado’s New Dirt Track

Golden Colorado’s Coby Pearce added his name to the history books on Friday night as he picked up the opening night feature victory at Colorado’s newest dirt track, Colorado Motor Sports Park in Byers, Colorado, and earning his second career URSS feature win.

Even though the field was small due to last minute scheduling and other isues, the racing was great as the feature went caution free from green to checker.

Using the revenge draw format, where each driver had to give the number they drew to another driver, it was Golden Colorado’s Brian Hardman given the pole with Pearce starting along side him on the front row.

Hardman would jump into an early lead with Pearce in the 2nd spot and 4th starting Mark Walinder settling into 3rd by the end of lap 1. Pearce would then make his move, overtaking Hardman for the lead on lap 2 and Walinder would then start pressuring Hardman for 2nd, finally able to make his pass on lap 4. By the end of lap 4, it was Pearce, Walinder, Hardman, Clint Shubert and 7th starting Bob Schaeffer rounding out the top 5.

The real battle throughout the race would be Schaeffer and John Jacob passing each other several times for fifth position and Schubert doing everything possible to overtake Hardman for third.

Pearce would cruise to a five car length advantage for the win, with Walinder settling for second, Hardman holding off Shubert and Shaeffer rounding out the top five.

“I want to thank Don Hulse for the opportunity to help him out when some last minute issues was threatening his opening night. I would have liked more support from the Colorado drivers but I hope we put to rest some of their concerns tonight. This race tracks lighting is second to none and for the first night everything went off without a hitch. It has the potential to be the finest facility in the area and he and his crew did an excellent job getting it ready.” Said URSS founder Rick Salem

Results

1 Coby Pearce

2 Mark Walinder

3 Brian Hardman

4 Clint Schubert

5 Bob Schaeffer

6 John Jacob

7 Brad Mott

8 Kevin Schramek - DNS

Heat race winner - Bob Schaeffer

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award went to Mark Walinder, moving up 2 spots to finish 2nd.

 

 

Trophies, Trailers and Tension

St. Croix Falls, WI, June 19, 2015 by Nicole and Sari Lehnertz

Another wonderful Friday afternoon was followed by a pleasant evening and more thrill-filled racing at St. Croix Valley Raceway. Les Mishler scored the win in the Trailer Races, The Valley’s prelude to the big Trailer Race Nationals coming up in August. Buzzy Adams, Jason VandeKamp, Rob Caho, Elliot Amdahl, Nick Traynor and Damon Roberts also picked up wins in regular weekly racing action.

For the second consecutive week, the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature wasn’t decided until the last corner of the last lap. And for the second consecutive week, it was two-time feature winner Mitch Weiss who came up just short. After a first lap caution re-shuffled the starting order, Weiss blasted to the point on the second start and quickly settled in a groove. Behind Weiss, a bevy of prior feature winners all jockeyed for position – including last week’s winner Josh Bazey, Jason VandeKamp and David Mastell while Elizabeth Toepper was having a strong run as well, interjecting herself into the top five scrum. Bazey and VandeKamp had locked horns in a sensational battle for second while Weiss was cruising at the point, stretching his lead to several car-lengths. With eight circuits remaining, VandeKamp finally harvested a patch of speed up high and dispatched Bazey, and immediately set off to catch Weiss. As the laps clicked off, VandeKamp inched ever closer to Weiss while the crowd inched ever closer to the edges of their seats. With two laps to go, VandeKamp had caught his prey and spent a quarter-mile sizing him up. Then, in the final turn of the final lap, VandeKamp squeezed every drop of speed possible out of his #16 mount and powered past Weiss coming to the stripe to nab his first Midwest Modified win at The Valley since the season opener. After the races, Bazey admitted, “those last few laps, I wasn’t even paying attention to what I was doing” while watching the Weiss/VandeKamp duel in front of him. Weiss settled for another heartbreaker ahead of Bazey, Mastell and Toepper.

In WISSOTA Modified competition, the question wasn’t so much who might win, but would eventual winner Kevin Adams rip the right rear corner of his car off the frame exiting turn four. An early caution involving front-runners JB Stortz and Justin Oestreich slowed the action, sending both to the rear of the field. Adams quickly claimed the point, but Jason Gross almost immediately emerged as the driver with the best shot to run him down. Gross auditioned myriad lines trying to close the final few car lengths separating him from Adams, but as is often the case, once Adams gets out front, he rarely concedes the position. The source of much tension was Adams choice of racing line – his customary high groove. But on this night, with a virtually nonexistent cushion, the top of the high line was bordered by a ten-inch thick block of concrete back by tons of earth. On several laps, Adams left jaws agape as barely a sheet of paper could reside between the concrete wall and the quarter panel of his #40 Modified. Gross managed a few threats to Adams, but despite his valiant search for a line possessing the requisite speed, he never found it. Adams went on to win his third Valley feature in as many attempts this season, in front of Gross and Steve Lavasseur. Stortz recovered from the early wreck to spend much of the race in a spirited duel with Jon Harer, which Harer eventually won, relegating Stortz to a fifth place finish.

The battles in UMSS Micro Sprint competition continue to get tighter each week, now with five different winners through six events in 2015. On Friday, it was South Dakota youngster Elliot Amdahl claiming victory for the first time ever at SCVR. Amdahl started on the pole and quickly established himself as the leader with heat race winner and current series points leader Ty Sampair in pursuit. Jeremy Kasik has been strong in recent weeks and Friday was no exception as he bothered Sampair for most of the feature. With reigning series champion Jack Berger falling to mechanical gremlins, the top three broke away from Josh Vadnais and the rest of the field. Amdahl was nearly flawless for the duration in picking up the win, but there was a flurry at the finish for second between Kasik and Sampair at the finish, with Kasik just edging Sampair at the end for runner-up. Vadnais and rookie Marshal Bridges rounded out the top five.

For the UMSS Traditional Sprints, the collective talent of the field shone through again, as the field scored their third caution-free 25-lap feature of the summer. Micro Sprint graduate Tony Duran’s power plant failed in his debut heat race, forcing him to scratch for the feature. The remaining fourteen sprinters embarked on another of their patented high-middle-low multi-groove races. Two-time series champion Rob Caho started on the pole, and emerged as the lap one leader in front of gaggle of previous winners. Chase Viebrock, fresh off dual wins last weekend, led the second group that also included Jimmy Kouba, Jake Kouba, Rick Kobs, Jon Lewerer, Mike Mueller, Johnny Parsons III, Kevin Bradwell and James Giossi. Caho checked out on his way to his second trophy of the summer, but the all-star cast behind him jostled, sliced and diced for runner-up honors. Jake Kouba had his #6 sprinter hooked up in seemingly whichever line he chose, pulling in front of Viebrock just five laps in. By half way, Caho was nearly a straightaway in front of the melee, as that second group was finally settling into their established grooves. As the double checkers waved, it was Caho in dominant fashion over Jake Kouba, Mueller, Parsons and Viebrock. The win makes Caho the only driver other than Viebrock to have scored multiple TSCS wins in 2015.

The SCVR Pure Stock Main Event was a winner's reunion at the front of the feature pack. Outside pole starter Tim Baxter led the first half until a flat tire ended his night. Then Krysta Swearingen took over, but with five to go, Nick Traynor powered by in his #40 ride. Traynor was smooth and fast in claiming his second win in three weeks ahead of Swearingen, Casey Ogilvie, Tucker Quinn, and Skip Lutgen. Attrition in controversy highlighted the Minivan/Future Four finale. Adam Nelson was unable to start and Brock Anderson's 23 lasted only one lap into the main event. Two time winner Nick Axelsen managed just two laps before his #19 hotrod limped to the infield as well. At the halfway mark, Steven Johnson lost a left rear tire leaving just last week’s winner, Derek Reding, and Damon Roberts the only remaining competitors. As the duo dueled in the final laps, Reding was poised to claim his second consecutive win. But on the final lap, Roberts' bump-and-run technique provided the winning formula, much to the chagrin of the vocal, disapproving crowd. The win was the first of the season for Roberts.

Derek Reding, Damon “The Dread Pirate” Roberts and the rest of the Future Fours resume their rivalry next Friday, June 26, along with SCVR’s other weekly classes: WISSOTA Modifieds and Midwest Modifieds, UMSS Micro and Traditional Sprints, and Pure Stocks. “Wildman” Clay Gallagher and his son Zach will also perform stunts this Friday as part of The Valley’s Crash-tastic Smash-o-rama event. The Gallaghers have planned a rollover demonstration and, the Wildman indicated, “Some fire, and an explosion or two, it’ll be pretty cool.”

RACE RESULTS (unofficial) – June 19, 2015

Pure Stocks, Feature: Nick Traynor, Krysta Swearingen, Casey Ogilvie, Tucker Quinn, Skip Lutgen, Andy Ladd, Kayla Lallier, Darren Kohler (DNF), Jeremy Dahl (DNF), Tim Baxter (DNF), Cale Anderson (DNF), Tyler Lamm (DNF) Heat 1: Dahl, Baxter, Anderson, Kohler, Quinn, Lamm (DNF) Heat 2: Swearingen, Ogilvie, Traynor, Lutgen, Ladd, Lallier (DNF)

Future Fours/Minivans, Feature: Damon Roberts, Derek Reding, Steven Johnson (DNF), Nick Axelsen (DNF), Brock Anderson (DNF), Adam Nelson (DNS) Heat: Reding, Johnson, Roberts, Anderson, Axelsen (DNF), Nelson (DNF)

UMSS Micro Sprints Feature: Elliott Amdahl, Jeremy Kasik, Ty Sampair, Josh Vadnais, Marshal Bridges, Austin Letourneau, Jack Berger (DNF) Heat: Sampair, Amdahl, Kasik, Vadnais, Bridges, Letourneau, Berger (DNF)

UMSS Traditional Sprints Feature: Rob Caho Jr., Jake Kouba, Mike Mueller, Johnny Parsons, Chase Viebrock, Jimmy Kouba, Kevin Bradwell, Rick Kobs, Joseph Kouba, John Lewerer, James Giossi, Scott Brandt, Jori Hughes, Tommy Kamrath (DNF), Tony Duran (DNS) Heat 1: Kobs, Jake Kouba, Caho, Jimmy Kouba, Brandt, Hughes, Kamrath, Duran (DNF) Heat 2: Viebrock, Lewerer, Mueller, Bradwell, Parsons, Giossi, Joseph Kouba

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Feature: Jason VandeKamp, Mitch Weiss, Josh Bazey, David Mastell, Elizabeth Toepper, Cory Davis, Nate Doyen, Natalie Rogers (DNF), Jacob Toepper (DNF), Jesse Krause (DNF), Craig Elliot (DNF), Tim Baxter (DNS), Kyle Matuska Heat 1: VandeKamp, Weiss, Bazey, Mastell, Elizabeth Toepper, Elliott, Doyen Heat 2: Davis, Matuska, Baxter, Jacob Toepper, Rogers, Krause

WISSOTA Modifieds, Feature: Kevin Adams, Jason Gross, Steve Lavasseur, Jon Harer, JB Stortz, Justin Oestreich, Chet Atkinson, Kyle Steffen, Bob Houston (DNS) Heat: Adams, Oestreich, Stortz, Lavasseur, Harer, Gross, Atkinson, Steffen, Houston (DNF)

 

 

Shane Golobic earns second Ocean Sprints win of the year in a thriller on Friday night over Justin Sanders & Bud Kaeding

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – June 19, 2015…Another outstanding main event was presented to fans at Ocean Speedway on Friday night and in the end it was two-time Ocean Sprints champion Shane Golobic taking the lead on lap-25, en route to his second victory of the 2015 Taco Bravo campaign.

The win certainly didn’t come easy for Golobic, as lapped traffic created some of the best racing seen all year long with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. A number of cars battled up front through heavy traffic, but the 23-year-old drove an excellent race and got through it with precision.

“That was a great race tonight and I’m really happy to give my guys another win,” said a happy Golobic on the front stretch. “Awesome track once again tonight and lapped traffic sure made things interesting. I hope all the fans enjoyed that one. It was some great clean hard fought racing and that’s what we all love to see. We have this car rolling really well and I can’t wait for the King of the West show here next week. I think we’ll have as good of a shot as anyone going into it. Big thanks to my owner Keith Day and everyone that helps out on this car. I definitely couldn’t do it without them.”

The 30-lapper came to the line with dash winner Kyler Shaw on the pole alongside fellow Fresno racer Craig Stidham. It marked the second week in a row that Shaw claimed the dash, but when the green flag waved it was Stidham jumping into the lead. The first few laps would see Shaw locked into a great battle with Golobic, as the pair exchanged the runner up spot multiple times. Golobic would take the position on lap four and look to track down the leader.

Stidham recently captured a victory with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series and looked strong out front, but had a bevy of fast cars coming after him.

Another well prepared racing surface was given to competitors and they used it to full advantage, with multiple lines all over the speedway. A number of cars fought hard through lapped traffic at the front of the field and gave the crowd an epic display of racing. Ocean Sprints point leader Justin Sanders picked his way through traffic and diced it up with Golobic and Campbell’s Bud Kaeding among others, slicing his way by Kaeding into third on lap 23.

At this time positions were changing regularly and Golobic finally got the opening he needed to scoop up the lead with 25-laps down. At that point Stidham dropped back to fourth, as Kaeding shot all the way into second, with Sanders following along for third.

A yellow flag on lap 27 brought the party to a stop and created a final three-lap shootout. The single file restart saw Sanders execute a slider on Kaeding in the first & second corners to grab the runner up spot. Golobic hit his marks though and despite one final charge from Sanders in the final corners he was able to take the Ed Entz checkered flag by 0.768 seconds for the win.

The victory for Golobic gives him momentum heading into next Friday’s Pombo/Sargent Classic featuring the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series at Ocean Speedway. The reigning Taco Bravo champ will look to hold up local honors next week in the Keith Day Trucking 22.

The second place finish for Sanders continued his remarkably consistent 2015 season. With nine races down in the Ocean Sprints campaign he has stretched his point lead to 56-markers going into the Friday July 10 Howard Kaeding Classic. “Man I really wanted to win that one tonight, but lapped traffic just didn’t quite go my way and Shane did an awesome job. What a great race track again though, so I can’t say enough about how good this place has been. That was a lot of fun racing through lapped traffic like that with Shane, Bud and a bunch of other guys. I really want to thank everyone that helps out on this car and supports us. We want this championship bad.”

Kaeding made his second Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo start of the season pay off with a third place finish at the conclusion. He goes into next Friday ranking second in the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series standings. “I hope all the fans had a good time watching that one tonight, because it sure was wild out here on the track. I felt like we had a shot to win, but the driver made a few errors there in traffic. I sat back late in the race on that restart and hoped the top-two would get racing hard to give me a shot. I’m really excited for the Pombo/Sargent Classic here next Friday. Hope everyone comes back and brings a friend to the races.”

Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson had a great comeback after the hard crash last week to finish fourth in the feature. The veteran looked very solid in the main event and raced hard through lapped traffic at the front of the field. Kyler Shaw had another strong outing for the second week in a row and rounded out the top-five in the 30-lapper. The remainder of the top-10 was comprised of Stidham, Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum, Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson, Fresno’s Koen Shaw and Fremont’s Dustin Golobic.

Jason Chisum earned the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award coming from 20th to 13th. Nicholas Ringo earned the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award after tipping over in the feature.

As noted Kyler Shaw won the dash, with the three eight-lap heat races picked off by Brad Furr, Bud Kaeding and Carson Macedo. Macedo was making his first Ocean Sprints start of the year and had a strong run going in the feature early on, until getting into a spin while fighting for the second spot. Shane Golobic kicked-off the night by setting his fourth Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time of the year with a clocking of 11.644 around the quarter mile. Full results are available at www.racepmg.com

A-main finish: 1. 22 Shane Golobic, 2. 17 Justin Sanders, 3. 0 Bud Kaeding, 4. 72w Kurt Nelson, 5. 92 Kyler Shaw, 6. 3 Craig Stidham, 7. 8 Jeremy Chisum, 8. 1r Ryan Robinson, 9. 88 Koen Shaw, 10. 9j Dustin Golobic, 11. 58 Jerry Bonnema, 12. 12 Scott Parker, 13. 25z Jason Chisum, 14. 2 Brad Furr, 15. 21x Carson Macedo, 16. 23 Ken Fredenburg, 17. 7 Nick Ringo Jr, 18. 83 Austin Liggett, 19. 6d Josh Chisum, 20. 55 Danny Malfatti, 21. 51 Anthony Espinosa, 22. 3t Nicholas Ringo

This coming Friday June 26 marks the first of two season appearances by the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series to Ocean Speedway. It will be the first ever Pombo/Sargent Classic held at the track and is the seventh race of the season for KWS. Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi leads the King of the West standings going into next weekend, following his victory this past week in Stockton.

The front gate at Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm next Friday night June 26 with hot laps at 5:30pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit booth will open at 2pm. Adult tickets for the Pombo/Sargent Classic cost $25, with kids 6-12 $20. Children 5 & under are free. The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Collin Markle Photos

 

 

Defending Track Champions King, Bowser & Ferree crowned Mid-Season Champions Super Joe Kelley continues to rewrite the history books with 49th career win

Sarver, PA (June 20, 2015) With a huge crowd in the stands and a great field of cars in the pits, Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner�s Premium Iced Tea resumed Friday night at Lernerville Speedway following the second rain out in three weeks. Fans were treated to a racy track and a little extra on the line as Rex King Jr., Carl Bowser, Alex Ferree and Joe Kelley all earned starting spots to some very big races by way of their feature wins.

DIEHL Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds:

Rex King Jr. came into the night hungry for a win at The Action Track, and he left completely satisfied. The defending champion put a stout field of Diehl Modifieds, that included Ransomville invader Erick Rudolph, behind him en route to his second win of the season.

Points leader Mat Williamson started on the pole of the 25 lap feature, but it was week five winner Garrett Krummert who sprinted out to the early lead, rocketing around Williamson on the first set of turns. Krummert and Williamson then proceeded to duel for the lead in the early stages of the race with Williamson working down low while behind them, King began stalking both of them, charging from his sixth starting spot to third on the opening lap.

The field got restacked on lap six when Shawn Kozar brought out the first caution of the race and on the ensuing restart Williamson put himself in front with a solid restart as King was able to get underneath Krummert to take the second spot. Rudolph would then make it a three car battle for the win as he made quick work of the competition and surged forward from his 10th starting spot to third. The caution flag waved again on lap nine and King capitalized on the restart as the good jump enabled him to take the lead away from Williamson. The eventual winner would find himself in lapped traffic at the lap 15 mark while behind him, Williamson and Rudolph engaged in a battle for second. The two could not reel in King for the remainder of the contest as he took home his second feature victory of the season; a win which gave him a starting spot in the Diehl Modified portion of the Steel City Stampede in October.

"The track was good, it was racy and fast," King said in victory lane. "We got a good start there and I could see Mat was coming and luckily we got him."

Top 10:

1. Rex King Jr.

2. Mat Williamson

3. Erick Rudolph

4. Brian Swartzlander

5. Garrett Krummert

6. Jeremiah Shingledecker

7. Rex King Sr.

8. Steve Feder

9. Tom Winkle

10. Kevin Bolland

Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints:

Carl Bowser dominated the Peoples TWP Sprint feature with a performance that saw him nearly lap half the field Friday night. The defending champion made it look easy on the way to his third victory of 2015 as the rest of the field simply tried to stay in the same zip code.

Scott Priester took the lead on the initial green flag while Bowser and points leader AJ Flick immediately went to work on running him down. Bowser would get there first, courtesy of a lap two restart that saw him make his way around Priester with Ralph Spithaler and Brent Matus in tow. Flick took a longer route to the front, and in the time it took for him to get around Spithaler and Matus, Bowser had checked out to an insurmountable lead. Bowser made use of a well handling car and a top side that was much to his liking in establishing a half track lead on Priester.

As Bowser flew around the surface, the only battle to watch was the developing one for the final podium spots as Priester would not go away quietly. Ed Lynch Jr. was able to move forward from his eighth starting spot to join the fray on lap 15. Lynch passed the third running Spithaler and Priester on back to back laps to take the second spot and Flick followed suit just two laps later to join the top three. But, barring a caution or an insane amount of lapped traffic, Bowser simply could not be caught, and on this night, whatever lapped traffic that did emerge was passed with ease by the eventual race winner. With the win, Bowser locked himself into a starting spot for the World of Outlaws Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup in July.

"I thought we got hung up in lapped traffic with four to go and I thought surely that someone ought to be catching me," Bowser stated. "I take my hat off to the guys that work on the car, I just come in and tell them what I think the car is doing and then tell them what I need it to do and they just make it all work. You're always worried that the car might go away, that's the hard thing about starting up front, you just have to go by feel and hope for the best."

Top 10:

1. Carl Bowser

2. Ed Lynch Jr.

3. AJ Flick

4. Brandon Spithaler

5. Brandon Matus

6. Brent Matus

7. Eric Williams

8. Jack Sodeman Jr.

9. Ralph Spithaler

10. Scott Priester

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models:

Alex Ferree may have had a car as dominant as Bowser's, but he'd have to survive a large number of restarts to collect his second victory of the season.

Ferree started on the pole alongside perennial favorite Russ King, and he bolted out to the early lead while King and Kenny Schaltenbrand took up the two spots behind him in the early going. Ferree was best around the top of the speedway while King looked to make up ground on the low groove in the early going. Ferree would encounter lapped traffic on lap seven as he sliced between Herman Bertollini and John Garvin Jr. on the back stretch; narrowly avoiding disaster.

Then at the lap eight mark, Garvin would slow to bring out the first of many yellow flags on lap eight. The cautions took their toll on last week's winner, Michael Norris as well as Mike Pegher Jr. as the former would succumb to a flat tire and the latter would survive a car that had significant damage to the right side body panels. Pegher would keep the car in the race and actually at a high level despite being caught up in a multicar jam up on the front stretch.

The yellow flags came fast and furious as the laps wound down and on the subsequent restarts, King and Schaltenbrand would both test Ferree, especially in turns one and two, but once Ferree got off the second corner, he established himself as the man to beat. Pegher was able to challenge Schaltenbrand for the third spot but was not able to stay ahead of him at the end of 25 laps. With the win, Ferree punched his ticket to the next week's Firecracker 100 A-Main for the World of Outlaw Late Models.

"It's so hard when you start up front and get out to the early lead," Ferree explained. "When you see King and Kenny and Pegher and start wondering to yourself, how close are they? But it feels great to know we're in the Firecracker, hopefully this will take some pressure off of us."

Top 10:

1. Alex Ferree

2. Russ King

3. Kenny Schaltenbrand

4. Mike Pegher Jr.

5. Bump Hedman

6. Gary Lyle

7. Jim Rasey

8. Todd Bachmann

9. Dan Swartzlander

10. John Mollick

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman:

Joe Kelley took the lead on lap two of the Pic-A-Part Sportsman feature and never looked back to collect his 49th career victory at Lernerville. If he could have, he would have seen a determined Jeff Miller who's performance was nothing short of surprising to say the least.

The veteran stock driver shocked the crowd with a heat win early in the going, and was a force to be reckoned with in the 20-lap feature as well. Kelley moved into the lead from his fourth starting spot while behind him, Miller had his hands full of formidable competition in the likes of the red hot Corey McPherson, Terry Young and Jim Fosnaught. The first caution flag came out on lap six when Fosnaught appeared to have something break. On the restart, Kelley jumped out to a sizable lead, however, McPherson shuffled back to sixth, and wouldn't be heard from again until the end of the race.

Following a lap eight restart, 2014 Rookie of the Year Aaron Easler started to mount a charge towards the front as Miller held firmly in second while Kelley set a torrid pace with the lead and Young held down the third spot. McPherson and Easler would then engage in a battle for fourth as McPherson took his familiar spot in the high groove, but Easler was able to keep him at bay until lap 16 when McPherson switched lines and made his way around to take the position.

Miller and Young then put on a terrific battle for second in the waning laps while Easler bobbled on lap 17. McPherson was then able to get around Miller and Young to climb to third, but a lap 18 caution set the table for one last restart, but Kelley kept calm though and smoothly drove away towards the checkered flag while Young and McPherson rounded out the podium. Kelley earned a starting spot in the Sportsman/Stock Spectacular portion of the annual Autumn-Motive Fest in September.

"We got in a wreck on the first lap of our heat race and if it would have been a regular night we'd have started in the back," Kelly said. "The bottom was there tonight, and I was able to make it work. Terry Young is so strong up top so I was concerned there towards the end, and Miller was running really well too so I really didn't know what was going to happen."

Top 10:

1. Joe Kelley

2. Terry Young

3. Corey McPherson

4. Jeff Miller

5. Aaron Miller

6. Mike Miller

7. Brandon Wearing

8. Paul Schreckengost

9. Bob Egley

10. Brett McDonald

 

 

Blaney starts Ohio Speedweek title defense with win at Attica

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 20, 2015 Contact: Brian Liskai Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – This time last year Dale Blaney had only recorded one University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win. Then Ohio Sprint Speedweek rolled around and “The Low Rider” went on a tear that would propel him to an unprecedented fifth series championship.

Well, this year heading into the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek Presented by Cometic Gasket at Attica Raceway Park, Blaney already had three UNOH All Star wins. He added a fourth series win Friday on Ohio CAT/UBS Financial Services Night at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue as he tries to claim that $25,000 bonus from Cometic Gasket if he can now win four more of the remaining eight events.

The cautions fell perfectly for Blaney keeping him out of lapped traffic until the last five laps. He was only seriously challenged once, that coming on lap nine when Parker Price-Miller got by. Blaney, who won the World of Outlaws event at Attica a few weeks ago, would regain the lead a lap later and held the point the remaining 30 laps for his 119th career All Star win. He sits third on Attica’s all-time win list now with 23 wins, 15 of which have been All Star victories.

“Really, really a cool place to come race. I’ve had a lot of success here. I have to thank John Bores (promoter) and his family for having a great facility. Every time we come here it always puts on a good race. Forty lap races here are a lot of fun. Sheldon (Haudenschild) came from way in the back (20th) and got third,” said Blaney beside his GoMuddy.com/Eyecon Trail Cameras/BadAzz Box Blinds/Xecute Scent Control/Big Game Tree Stands backed #1.

“I was really good in one and two but struggled a little bit in three and four. I should have gotten way down in three and four…I just felt like I couldn’t hit it so I just kind of rolled in the middle and it worked out. Cautions came out at the right time. I saw Parker Price-Miller under me there early…I hate leading races but it worked out,” added Blaney.

“I can’t thank Big Game and Muddy enough for coming on board with us and Janet Holbrook and CH Motorsports. George (Fisher, crew chief) and Skippy…they just keep doing what they do and Donny is there and we got a couple new guys…Scuba and Bob Ream. We’re looking forward to a good week,” concluded Blaney.

While Blaney benefitted from the cautions, six time Attica champion Byron Reed needed longer runs to have a shot at the win. That didn’t happen and he would bring his Crown Battery/Kistler Engines backed machine home in second.

“This format the All Stars use makes it very fair. In past years with this many cars and you draw a 50 you’d be in serious trouble. It reinvigorates me a little bit. We had a great run and to stand up here in second is good. Wish I had something for Dale. I felt like we were as good as him when we got going. But definitely I didn’t restart as well…it took me five laps or so to get going. I have to thank my crew Curt and Kevin and Dick and my mom and dad,” said Reed.

Sheldon Haudenschild lived up to the family reputation of being a rim-rider. The Wooster, Ohio driver had the capacity crowd on the edge of their seats as he blasted from his 20th starting spot to a third place finish. Besides his dad, the legendary Jac Haudenschild working on the #93, Sheldon had long-time family friend and mechanic Bonzai Bruns and Zach Ames turning the wrenches on his Southern Pacific Farms/Triple X Racing backed machine.

“Starting back there you kind of just want to get through the first five laps and keep your nose clean and then make your moves quick. They watered the track right before we went out and I saw the top was really nice and I kind of committed myself there…I was going to run 40 laps up there and see what happens,” said Haudenschild.

“I got into the front stretch wall there once. I was getting kind of tight on the curb and ran under Kasey (Kahne) and thought I was going to get into him or spin out. Thankfully I was able to keep it going and there were a few mishaps there in front of me and put me there toward the front. About halfway a spark plug wire fell off so I went to the bottom for five six laps to see what was going on. And then we had that late restart and I went for it to try and get a top three,” added Haudenschild.

In a thrilling Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature, Mansfield, Ohio’s Dave Hornikel would literally battle side by side with Ryan Markham all 25 laps before taking the lead with just three laps to go to score his first Attica victory.

“We’ve been so close here over the years and stupid stuff would keep us from winning. I have to thank the Phillips and Ireys for putting me in their cars. I got to that lapped car and he was running the bottom. I tried to sneak up on him and get under him and it worked. This feels so awesome to finally get a win here,” said Hornikel beside his Mid-Ohio Auto Repair/Mid-Ohio Graphics/Sluss Reality/Imperial Truck/Swartz Race Cars backed #71.

Price-Miller and Blaney would bring the field of 26 to green for the 40-lap UNOH All Star feature with Blaney gaining the upper hand. Price-Miller, Reed, Kasey Kahne, Cap Henry, Caleb Helms, Jamie Veal and Brad Bacon would give chase. As Blaney pulled away slightly the battle for second was entertaining between Price-Miller, Reed, Henry and Kahne.

As Blaney caught up with the back of the pack, Price-Miller began to close with Henry and Reed continuously swapping the third spot. Price-Miller drove under Blaney in turns three and four to grab the lead on lap 9 but Blaney drove back by in one and two.

The caution would fly on lap 11 for Greg Wilson who came to rest off the banking in turn four. That would give Blaney and open track and he would pull away again on the restart as Price-Miller ran comfortably in second while Reed and Henry continued their battle for third while Kahne and Bacon stayed close.

By lap 15 all eyes were on Haudenschild who had moved from his 20th starting spot to 8th. Also, Kahne started to come alive and drove into fourth at the half-way point and was up to third when the caution flew on lap 26. Haudenschild had worked his way to fourth as well.

Blaney would again pull away when the green flew as Price-Miller held off Kahne with Reed regaining fourth as Haudenschild made heavy contact with the front stretch wall on lap 27. With 10 laps to go Kahne drove around Price-Miller for the runner-up spot and was closing as Blaney prepared to hit heavy lapped traffic with Reed moving into third on lap 33.

Blaney finally caught the back of the field and started to lap cars with just five laps to go. Reed had now caught Kahne and the two locked up in a great battle. Kahne would make contact with one of the infield tires and spun but was able to keep going but lost three positions. The caution would come out as the tire Kahne made contact with was pushed onto the track.

That would set up a three lap battle to the checkers with Blaney leading Reed, Price-Miller, Haudenschild, Henry, Kahne and Bacon. Blaney would pull away on the restart as Reed worked to gain his momentum back. Blaney would take the win over Reed as Haudenschild got around Price-Miller on the last lap for third with Kahne rounding out the top five.

Henry, Jamie Veal, Bacon, Wilson – who came back after his early race mishap – and Helms would round out the top 10.

Hornikel and Markham brought the field to green for the 25 lap late model feature. Hornikel would lead the first lap but Markham ran to his outside with Kyle Moore, Matt Irey and Ryan Missler in tow. Markham would take a slim lead on lap two but Hornikel continued to challenge on the bottom with Moore, Irey, Mike Bores, George Lee and Missler in pursuit.

Missler would bring out the first and only caution of the event on lap five. When the green flew Markham and Hornikel continued their side-by-side battle with Irey now in third and a closing Rusty Schlenk in fourth.

Markham would continue to lead but only by a fender over the next 11 laps as Irey and Schlenk also ran side by side for third. Hornikel would use a lapped car as a pick to drive into the lead on lap 16 but Markham returned the favor a lap later with Schlenk and Doug Drown now joining the battle for the lead.

Markham and Hornikel ran side by side without making contact the entire race. With five to go the top four of Markham, Hornikel, Schlenk and Drown ran side by side and nose to tail. Markham made a bobble on the cushion trying to drive through lapped traffic on lap 23 and Hornikel pounced to take the lead.

Hornikel would edge out Markham, Schlenk and Drown for his first Attica win. Bores would round out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park returns to action on Friday, July 3 for Fan Appreciation Night presented by the Bauman Auto Group. Just $10 general admission for the 410 and 305 sprints, late models and dirt trucks. The pit gates will be open after hot laps for fans to meet the teams and hot dogs will only be $1.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park Friday, June 19, 2015 UBS Financial/Ohio CAT Night Starting position [*]

58 UNOH 410 Sprints

Qualifying 1.53-Cap Henry, 12.372; 2.5T-Travis Philo, 12.416; 3.40-Caleb Helms, 12.518; 4.99-Brady Bacon, 12.537; 5.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.540; 6.60-Jody Keegan, 12.542; 7.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.581; 8.21-DJ Foos, 12.586; 9.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.588; 10.22-Cole Duncan, 12.613; 11.89-Cody Darrah, 12.622; 12.35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.626; 13.6H-Kenny Jacobs, 12.626; 14.19-Chris Andrews, 12.630; 15.70-Roger Crockett, 12.634; 16.6M-Max Stambaugh, 12.648; 17.1-Dale Blaney, 12.659; 18.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.664; 19.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.664; 20.59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.669; 21.45L-Brian Lay, 12.757; 22.15H-Mitch Harble, 12.804; 23.91-Cale Thomas, 12.805; 24.5AU-Danny Reidy, 12.833; 25.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.835; 26.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.843; 27.5-Byron Reed, 12.862; 28.O5-Brad Loyet, 12.869; 29.49-Kasey Kahne, 12.883; 30.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 12.888; 31.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.897; 32.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.899; 33.40DD-Nate Dussel, 12.914; 34.11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.932; 35.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.964; 36.17-Josh Baughman, 12.970; 37.3G-James McFadden, 12.987; 38.9C-Jimmy Colvin, 12.994; 39.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.001; 40.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.091; 41.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.098; 42.94-Ryan Smith, 13.104; 43.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.112; 44.71H-Brad Lamberson, 13.120; 45.78-Todd Kane, 13.156; 46.8M-TJ Michael, 13.200; 47.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.213; 48.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.224; 49.16M-Danny Mumaw, 13.273; 50.4-Danny Smith, 13.429; 51.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.474; 52.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.489; 53.55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.528; 54.25M-Ken Mackey, 13.547; 55.96AU-Bruce White, 13.763; 56.38-Jared Horstman, 13.885; 57.8-Kevin Shelbo, 14.086; 58.97-Dean Jacobs, 99.000;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 5. 89-Cody Darrah[6] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 7. 70-Roger Crockett[7] ; 8. 94-Ryan Smith[10] ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[8] ; 10. 40DD-Nate Dussel[9] ; 11. 71H-Brad Lamberson[11] ; 12. 8-Kevin Shelbo[12]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 35AU-Jamie Veal[2] ; 2. 9x-Rob Chaney[4] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 4. 17-Josh Baughman[9] ; 5. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 6. 5AU-Danny Reidy[7] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[10] ; 8. 25M-Ken Mackey[11] ; 9. 15H-Mitch Harble[6] ; 10. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[8] ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White[12] ; 12. 21-DJ Foos[3]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 49-Kasey Kahne[1] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[12] ; 9. 16M-Danny Mumaw[10] ; 10. 78-Todd Kane[7] ; 11. O5-Brad Loyet[2] ; 12. 4-Danny Smith[11]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 3. 1st-Gary Taylor[4] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 6. 17W-Bryan Clauson[9] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 9. 9-Jordan Ryan[10] ; 10. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[6]

Heat 5, Group E - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 3. 91-Cale Thomas[2] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 9C-Jimmy Colvin[8] ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[10] ; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 9. 38-Jared Horstman[11] ; 10. 3G-James McFadden[7] ; 11. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[3]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps, determines top 12 starting positions in A) 1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 3. 49-Kasey Kahne[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 6. 35AU-Jamie Veal[8] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 8. 53-Cap Henry[10] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 10. 99-Brady Bacon[12] ; 11. 9x-Rob Chaney[11] ; 12. 19-Chris Andrews[6]

D-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 2 to C) 1. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[3] ; 2. 9-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 3. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5] ; 4. 25M-Ken Mackey[6] ; 5. 38-Jared Horstman[8] ; 6. 8-Kevin Shelbo[9] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 9. 16M-Danny Mumaw[1] ; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs[10]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to B) 1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 2. 17W-Bryan Clauson[7] ; 3. 9C-Jimmy Colvin[2] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[10] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11] ; 7. 9-Jordan Ryan[14] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[13] ; 9. 71H-Brad Lamberson[8] ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 11. 78-Todd Kane[9] ; 12. 3G-James McFadden[1] ; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 14. 45-Tim Shaffer[12]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[4] ; 2. 21-DJ Foos[1] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 5. 6M-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 6. 70-Roger Crockett[5] ; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[8] ; 9. 5AU-Danny Reidy[10] ; 10. 17W-Bryan Clauson[18] ; 11. 15H-Mitch Harble[9] ; 12. 11N-Randy Hannagan[15] ; 13. 40DD-Nate Dussel[14] ; 14. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[12] ; 15. O5-Brad Loyet[11] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[16] ; 17. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[13] ; 18. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[17]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[20] ; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 5. 49-Kasey Kahne[3] ; 6. 53-Cap Henry[8] ; 7. 35AU-Jamie Veal[6] ; 8. 99-Brady Bacon[10] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 11. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 12. 1st-Gary Taylor[15] ; 13. 89-Cody Darrah[23] ; 14. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[21] ; 15. 16-Stuart Brubaker[14] ; 16. 21-DJ Foos[22] ; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah[25] ; 18. 94-Ryan Smith[26] ; 19. 17-Josh Baughman[18] ; 20. 91-Cale Thomas[16] ; 21. 60-Jody Keegan[17] ; 22. 22-Cole Duncan[24] ; 23. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13] ; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs[19] ; 25. 9x-Rob Chaney[11] ; 26. 19-Chris Andrews[12]

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models (25 cars)

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 75-Dusty Moore[1] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[5] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 4. 61-George Lee[6] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 6. 27-Ken Hahn[4] ; 7. 92-Cody Scott[7] ; 8. 59-Larry Bellman[9] ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed[8]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 00-Chris Keller[3] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[7] ; 3. 5J-Josh Haynes[2] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[6] ; 5. 75H-Jason Hinton[1] ; 6. 29-Rocky Owens[4] ; 7. 007-Rick Bond[5]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 240-Doug Drown[5] ; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 3. 2*-Kyle Moore[6] ; 4. 71-Dave Hornikel[8] ; 5. 79-Brad Malecuit[7] ; 6. 42*-Bob Mayer[2] ; 7. 53-Steve Sabo[1] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[4]

Computer Man B-Main 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 29-Rocky Owens[2] ; 2. 27-Ken Hahn[1] ; 3. 007-Rick Bond[5] ; 4. 92-Cody Scott[4] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed[9] ; 6. 53-Steve Sabo[6] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[8] ; 8. 59-Larry Bellman[7] ; 9. 42*-Bob Mayer[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 71-Dave Hornikel[1] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[2] ; 3. 91-Rusty Schlenk[8] ; 4. 240-Doug Drown[10] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[6] ; 6. 36-Matt Irey[4] ; 7. 61-George Lee[7] ; 8. 29-Rocky Owens[14] ; 9. 51-Devin Shiels[13] ; 10. 75-Dusty Moore[12] ; 11. 79-Brad Malecuit[15] ; 12. 00-Chris Keller[11] ; 13. 21-Larry Kingseed[18] ; 14. 92-Cody Scott[19] ; 15. 27-Ken Hahn[17] ; 16. 5J-Josh Haynes[9] ; 17. 53-Steve Sabo[20] ; 18. 2*-Kyle Moore[3] ; 19. 007-Rick Bond[16] ; 20. 50Y-Ryan Missler[5]

 

 

Two For Two on Northern Tour, as Chase Viebrock Wins at Proctor Proctor, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (6-14-15)

Chase Viebrock completed his double-header Northern Tour sweep by winning at the Proctor Speedway on Sunday night June 14. Viebrock inherited the lead following a caution with 8 laps scored when race leader Brian VanMeveren did a 360 spin in turn 1. Under UMSS rules, VanMeveren headed pit side. Viebrock led the final 17 circuits for his third win of the season and first at Proctor. Viebrock capped off a very successful two days in the Northland with a celebration in Victory Lane. As the wonderful weather continued, another 17 car field was on hand at Proctor.

Heat race wins went to Jimmy Kouba and Mike Mueller. Johnny Parsons III had the most passing and finishing points and drew the pole starting spot with Reactor Racing teammate Brian VanMeveren to his outside. Rookie driver James Giossi started third with Viebrock fourth for the 25 lap feature event.

VanMeveren charged to the early lead over Parsons. The first caution flew for a spin in turn 4 with five laps scored. VanMeveren was strong up front on the restart, but three laps later his night would come to an end. Viebrock had worked past Parsons for second on lap 7 and found himself as the new leader when the race went green again. Three more laps were scored before the third and final caution slowed the pace when Parsons spun in turn 3 while running third. Viebrock led the remaining 14 lap sprint to the checkers. Mike Mueller stayed close in second during this run but could not make a serious bid to overtake Viebrock. Jimmy Kouba turned in another solid performance with a third place finish. Giossi recorded his best finish in just his sixth race in a non-winged sprint car, as "Nitro" rode home in fourth. Jake Kouba completed the top five. Two-time series champion Rob Caho, Jr. had a night he would rather forget, as his car would not fire for the heat race or the feature event.

The Traditional sprints return to their home track for the next three Friday nights before venturing down the road a bit to the Cedar Lake Speedway on July 10-11.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Proctor Speedway June 14, 2015 (Race #7)

GRP Motorsports A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock[4]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[6]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[5]; 4. 11-James Giossi[4]; 5. 6-Jake Kouba[11]; 6. 14-Cam Schafer[10]; 7. 48-Neal Matuska[12]; 8. 27-Mike Walters[13]; 9. 7B-Scott Brandt[9]; 10. 69S-Jon Lewerer[15]; 11. 21J-Jori Hughes[14]; 12. 13K-Katrina Sautbine[16]; 13. 95-Kevin Bradwell[7]; 14. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III[1]; 15. (DNF) 24-Brian VanMeveren[2]; 16. (DNF) 9-Sye Anderson[8]; DNS 78-Rob Caho Jr Lap Leaders: VanMeveren 1-8, Viebrock 9-25. Cautions: (3) for 9 spin turn 4 lap 6, 24 spin turn 1 lap 9 while leading, and 12 spin turn 3 while running 3rd.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[1]; 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III[6]; 3. 11-James Giossi[7]; 4. 9-Sye Anderson[3]; 5. 7B-Scott Brandt[4]; 6. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 7. 48-Neal Matuska[8]; 8. 69S-Jon Lewerer[2]; DNS 78-Rob Caho Jr Lap Leader: Jimmy Kouba 1-10. Cautions: (1) for jump on original start.

Driverwebsites.com Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[1]; 2. 24-Brian VanMeveren[4]; 3. 50-Chase Viebrock[6]; 4. 95-Kevin Bradwell[7]; 5. 14-Cam Schafer[3]; 6. 21J-Jori Hughes[2]; 7. 27-Mike Walters[8]; 8. 13K-Katrina Sautbine[5] Lap Leader: Mueller 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Chase Viebrock Repeats at Hibbing Raceway Hibbing, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (6-13-15)

Chase Viebrock picked up where he left off last season at the Hibbing Raceway, as he returned to Victory Lane at the track where he recorded his first UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series win. Viebrock led the first 12 laps before Jon Lewerer moved by on the bottom lane to lead the next six circuits. Viebrock stuck to the cushion, and it paid off for the young New Richmond, Wisconsin racer. Viebrock retook the lead and went on to record his second feature win of the season to kick off the annual Northern Tour for the non-winged sprints. The event drew a strong field of 17 cars and some fantastic weather to boot.

Lewerer and two-time series champion Rob Caho, Jr. won the heat races. Lewerer, in his second season behind the wheel of a non-winged sprint car, earned the most passing and finishing points and drew the outside front row starting spot. Viebrock's luck was very good, as he drew the pole position. Jimmy Kouba and Caho started in the second row of the 25 lap feature.

The feature race was just two laps old when the lone caution flag flew for a spin in turn four. The final 23 laps went nonstop. Viebrock had run the first couple of laps on the bottom. With Caho moving quickly around the top, Viebrock headed to the cushion just in the nick of time to get in front of Caho on lap 6. Several laps later, Caho would slip over the berm in turns 3-4 and find himself running deep in the field. Lewerer got stronger on the bottom as the laps clicked off and soon was contending for the lead. On lap 13, Lewerer took the top spot. Viebrock regained the lead on lap 19 and the eventual victory. A pair of Koubas finished third and fourth with Jake topping his dad Jimmy. Jimmy Kouba was coming off his first career TSCS win the night before at St. Croix Valley Raceway just like Jake had done last year when the series headed north. Mike Mueller rounded out the top five finishers. All sixteen cars that started the feature finished. Brian VanMeveren was the only car unable to start the feature, as they chased mechanical issues all night long.

The Traditional sprints then headed south to the Proctor Speedway on Sunday June 14 to complete their three race weekend and double-header Northern Tour.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Hibbing Raceway June 13, 2015 (Race #6)

GRP Motorsports A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock[1]; 2. 69S-Jon Lewerer[2]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[6]; 4. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[4]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller[5]; 6. 14-Cam Schafer[16]; 7. 21J-Jori Hughes[7]; 8. 7B-Scott Brandt[15]; 9. 12-Johnny Parsons III[8]; 10. 48-Neal Matuska[13]; 11. 78-Rob Caho Jr[3]; 12. 9-Sye Anderson[9]; 13. 95-Kevin Bradwell[14]; 14. 11-James Giossi[11]; 15. 13K-Katrina Sautbine[12]; 16. 27-Mike Walters[10]; DNS 24-Brian VanMeveren.

Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1-12, Lewerer 13-18, Viebrock 19-25. Cautions: (1) with 2 laps scored for 48 spin turn 4.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 69S-Jon Lewerer[3]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock[5]; 3. 9-Sye Anderson[4]; 4. 21J-Jori Hughes[7]; 5. 12-Johnny Parsons III[9]; 6. 27-Mike Walters[8]; 7. (DNF) 48-Neal Matuska[2]; 8. (DNF) 14-Cam Schafer[6]; 9. (DNF) 7B-Scott Brandt[1]

Lap Leaders: Brandt 1, Lewerer 2-10. Cautions: (2)

Driverwebsites.com Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[1]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[3]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[6]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller[8]; 5. 11-James Giossi[5]; 6. 13K-Katrina Sautbine[4]; 7. 95-Kevin Bradwell[2]; 8. (DNF) 24-Brian VanMeveren[7]

Lap Leader: Caho 1-10. Cautions: (1)

 

 

Grosz With Late Race Pass of Graf for Proctor Speedway Win Proctor, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (6-14-15)

Races are sometimes won and lost following a late race caution. Such was the case at the Proctor Speedway on June 14 during the 4th Annual Twin Ports Sprint Special for the UMSS sprints. Chris Graf had led for 24 laps, but shortly after taking the white flag the yellow waved for a spin in turn 2 setting up a two lap dash to the checkers. Lee Grosz had attempted to take the lead on the restart following the previous caution with ten laps to go, but the pair swapped the lead back and forth with Graf holding on to the top spot. On this restart, Graf blocked Grosz' entry in turn one, but Grosz got a solid run off of turn two, down the backstretch and into turn three. When the duo exited turn four, Grosz had edged past Graf for the lead coming to the white flag and eventual victory one lap later. For Grosz, it was his sixth career UMSS feature win and first at Proctor. Grosz was all smiles in RockAuto.com Victory Lane, as he earned $1,000 for the win to help make the long ride back to Harwood, ND seemingly a bit shorter.

Ultimate Sprint Heats were won by Cody Hahn and Graf. Grosz and Jerry Richert, Jr. topped the Challenge Races. Hahn was the high point driver in passing and finishing points after the double round of qualifiers and drew the #3 pill. Lee Grosz started fourth with Chris Graf second. Graf was once again in the Donnohue Designs 34D sprinter. Leigh Thomas found the last pill in the can to his liking, as it put him on the pole starting spot for the 25 lap feature.

Graf immediately shot into the lead on the cushion, but the race was under caution on the opening lap when Ryan Bowers spun in turn two and collected Sye Anderson and Kevin Bradwell. All three cars were able to restart at the tail of the field. Once again, Graf blasted to the lead on the restart. A run of 15 laps saw Lee Grosz work his way to second and close in on Graf in lapped traffic. After swapping the lead on the ensuing restart, Graf settled back into the #1 spot. The fateful late race caution allowed Grosz the chance he needed and he made good on the opportunity for the win over Graf. Richert rode home in third followed by Thomas and Hahn.

For the third consecutive race, Chris Graf bested the other three UMSS Champions to earn a $100 GRP Motorsports Bonus for being the highest finishing past champion in the feature race. 2010 UMSS Champion Cody Hahn moved to second in the current points while 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf jumped up to third with two second pace finishes over the weekend. Ryan Bowers was not able to earn his fourth straight win, but the 2014 UMSS Rookie of the Year continues to sit atop the standings after seven races. Racers and fans can follow the UMSS on their website at www.umsprints.com or chart the progress as the season unfolds on our Facebook page.

Following a weekend off, the UMSS returns with their first-ever appearance at the Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday June 27 for the first race in the four race Midwest Power Outlaw Sprint Car Series. The winner at Deer Creek will earn $2,300 with $1,000 for second thanks to sponsorship help from Midwest Power Equipment and GRP Motorsports. The following night, the UMSS sprints head a short distance south into Iowa in hopes of racing for the first time in the Hawkeye State. Last year, a heavy thunderstorm dumped several inches of rain on the Cresco Speedway and washed out the event. Here's hoping that the weather will be as nice as it was for the recently completed Northern Tour at Hibbing and Proctor.

UMSS Race Results - Proctor Speedway June 14, 2015 (Race #7) 4th Annual Twin Ports Sprint Special

GRP Motorsports A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz[4]; 2. 34D-Chris Graf[2]; 3. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[5]; 4. 29-Leigh Thomas[1]; 5. 23-Cody Hahn[3]; 6. 5-Anna Kouba[12]; 7. 03-Jamey Ogston[7]; 8. 199-Ryan Bowers[6]; 9. 37-Sye Anderson[8]; 10. 87-Mike Mueller[9]; 11. 91A-Reed Allex[10]; 12. (DNF) 19-Ryan Wilson[11]; 13. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[13]

Lap Leaders: Graf 1-23, Grosz 24-25. Cautions: (3)

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz[3]; 2. 29-Leigh Thomas[4]; 3. 34D-Chris Graf[5]; 4. 37-Sye Anderson[2]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller[1]; 6. 5-Anna Kouba[6]; 7. 95-Kevin Bradwell[7]

Lap Leaders: Mueller 1-2, Grosz 3-8. No cautions.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[2]; 2. 23-Cody Hahn[5]; 3. 199-Ryan Bowers[4]; 4. 03-Jamey Ogston[3]; 5. 91A-Reed Allex[6]; 6. (DNF) 19-Ryan Wilson[1]

Lap Leaders: Wilson 1-2, Richert 3-8. Cautions: (2)

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Heat 1 (7 Laps): 1. 23-Cody Hahn[4]; 2. 29-Leigh Thomas[1]; 3. 03-Jamey Ogston[6]; 4. 37-Sye Anderson[3]; 5. 19-Ryan Wilson[5]; 6. 5-Anna Kouba[2]; 7. 95-Kevin Bradwell[7]

Lap Leaders: Thomas 1-2, Hahn 3-7. No cautions.

Driverwebsites.com Ultimate Sprint Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 34D-Chris Graf[1]; 2. 199-Ryan Bowers[2]; 3. 4J-Lee Grosz[5]; 4. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[4]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller[3]; 6. 91A-Reed Allex[6]

Lap Leader: Graf 1-6. No cautions.

 

 

Ryan Bowers Rumbles on the Range at Hibbing Raceway

Hibbing, MN By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (6-13-15)

Ryan Bowers continued his winning streak in UMSS competition when he passed Chris Graf on lap 3 and led the remainder of the 25 lap nonstop feature race at the Hibbing Raceway during the 5th Annual Rumble on the Range. For Bowers, it was his sixth career UMSS feature win and first at Hibbing. Bowers celebrated his third straight triumph in RockAuto.com Victory Lane, as he earned $1,100 for the win.

With the usual double round of UMSS qualifying races, Ultimate Sprint Heat wins went to Bowers and Lou Kennedy, Jr. The Challenge Races saw Jerry Richert, Jr. and Thomas Kennedy lead all the way in each. Leigh Thomas earned the top spot in passing and finishing points and drew the #3 pill. Chris Graf was second in points and pulled the pole position. Richert started outside front row with Bowers outside of Thomas. Graf was driving the 34D sprinter for Pat Donnohue, as the 20G team discovered an issue with their engine only a few days before the weekend.

Graf grabbed the early lead up on the cushion. On lap 3, Graf moved to the bottom where Richert was running. This opened the door for Bowers, who had worked his way to second right away. Bowers took full advantage and had the lead at the end of the lap, a lead he would never relinquish. Graf returned to the cushion but was not able to make a serious bid for the lead and ended up finishing second. Thomas Kennedy came from sixth to third at the checkers. Seventh starter Lee Grosz finished fourth. Richert rounded out the top five. Kevin Bradwell, who rolled his sprinter during his heat race, was able to start the feature and was the only car not to finish the race.

All four UMSS champions were on hand at Hibbing with Chris Graf earning a $100 GRP Motorsports Bonus for being the highest finishing past champion in the feature race. Bowers was able to take over the top spot in the current point standings six shows into the season. Near the end of the season, the two lowest scores are thrown out in order to determine the GRP Motorsports UMSS Champion. As always, the UMSS driver autograph session was once again a huge success at Hibbing with young race fans getting a chance to meet the drivers and receiver a signed driver photo card. Several drivers were interviewed by Hibbing Raceway track announcer Mark Fleischer.

With absolutely fantastic weather continuing to hang around in the northland, the UMSS headed south on Sunday June 14 to the Proctor Speedway to see if Ryan Bowers could tie Jerry Richert, Jr. with four consecutive UMSS wins. Richert set the mark back in the inaugural season when he won four straight at the Kopellah Speedway in May and June of 2009.

UMSS Race Results - Hibbing Raceway June 13, 2015 (Race #6) 5th Annual Rumble on the Range

GRP Motorsports A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 199-Ryan Bowers[4]; 2. 34D-Chris Graf[1]; 3. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[6]; 4. 4J-Lee Grosz[7]; 5. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[2]; 6. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[5]; 7. 29-Leigh Thomas[3]; 8. 03-Jamey Ogston[12]; 9. 23-Cody Hahn[11]; 10. 19-Ryan Wilson[8]; 11. 5-Anna Kouba[9]; 12. 87-Mike Mueller[13]; 13. 37-Sye Anderson[10]; 14. 91A-Reed Allex[14]; 15. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[15]

Lap Leaders: Graf 1-2, Bowers 3-25. No cautions...25 laps nonstop!

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[2]; 2. 4J-Lee Grosz[3]; 3. 5-Anna Kouba[1]; 4. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[5]; 5. 23-Cody Hahn[6]; 6. 87-Mike Mueller[7]; 7. 37-Sye Anderson[4]; DNS 95-Kevin Bradwell

Lap Leader: Richert 1-8. Cautions: (1)

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[1]; 2. 29-Leigh Thomas[2]; 3. 19-Ryan Wilson[3]; 4. 34D-Chris Graf[4]; 5. 199-Ryan Bowers[5]; 6. 03-Jamey Ogston[7]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex[6]

Lap Leader: Kennedy 1-8. No cautions.

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 199-Ryan Bowers[4]; 2. 34D-Chris Graf[6]; 3. 4J-Lee Grosz[1]; 4. 29-Leigh Thomas[8]; 5. 5-Anna Kouba[7]; 6. 91A-Reed Allex[3]; 7. 87-Mike Mueller[5]; 8. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[2]

Lap Leader: Bowers 1-8. Cautions: (1) red for 95 flip turn 2 on lap 3. 95 made repairs and started the feature.

Driverwebsites.com Ultimate Sprint Heat 2 (7 Laps): 1. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[1]; 2. 37-Sye Anderson[2]; 3. 19-Ryan Wilson[3]; 4. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[4]; 5. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[5]; 6. 23-Cody Hahn[6]; 7. 03-Jamey Ogston[7]

Lap Leader: L. Kennedy 1-7. No cautions.

 

 

Brent Beauchamp claims sprint car feature win at Lincoln Park Speedway - Steven Brooks continues hot start with modified win; Boller claims third super stock win, Freeland scores bomber victory

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Three drivers made their first trips to victory lane this season at Lincoln Park Speedway. Brent Beauchamp has had success at LPS in the past and cruised to a win over Josh Hodges and hard charging Chad Boesfplug, who started back in 11th in the A-main. Joliet, Ill. driver Steven Brooks hasn’t visited the Putnamville oval before, but rain in his home state forced him to look for competition in the Hoosier State. He put on a strong performance, winning his heat and the UMP Modified feature, his sixth overall this season. Roy Bruce Jr. stayed within striking distance over the 20-lap feature, but wasn’t able to advance past the runner-up spot as Gary Ricketts, Kenny Carmichael Sr. and Jay Humphrey Jr. wrapped up the top-five. North Salem’s Ryan Freeland was a very happy winner as he finally picked up his first feature win in the bomber class, placing ahead of Brazil’s David Wallen, Ron Smith, Cody Wright and Kyle Krupa. Josh Boller was the lone veteran of the winners’ circle as he piloted his No. 05B UMP Super Stock to the win ahead of Brazil’s Larry Raines, Kris Starks, Carmichael Sr. and Doug McCullough. In the sprint car feature, Beauchamp and Hodges started on the front row and wouldn’t look back. Beauchamp built a solid lead after the front pack traded some early slide jobs looking for the top spot. Once he took over the point, Beauchamp drove out to a solid lead. Hodges however, had significantly less breathing room as Conner Donelson and the rapidly rising Boespflug were quickly in contention for second ahead of Troy Link, Scott Hampton and Jordan Kinser. By lap 10, Hodges had driven to the high side of the track as Boespflug had taken third and was trying to chase Hodges down. The pair ran side-by-side for several laps before Link made contact with Wayne Newlin heading down the back stretch. Newlin flipped several times before coming to a rest, uninjured, but certainly sore after the ride. Once the field went back to green flag racing for the final eight laps, Beauchamp checked out again in his Lucas Oil, Hoosier Tire, Competition Suspension, Brownsburg Muffler, J&D Performance race car. After placing second in Thursday’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event at Kankakee County Speedway in Illinois, Brooks moved up one spot to take the Saturday night win. Brooks would lead from the pole position and never relinquished the lead as Bruce got to second-place early after Richie Lex lost a wheel coming out of turn two. The front pack maintained their positions over the second half of the race after a lap 10 restart as Brooks came home with his sixth win of the season. Brooks currently holds down the second position in the UMP National Point Standings after 20 races. In the UMP Super Stock division, Boller had his hands full from the beginning as he was able to edge past Raines and Josh McDaniels, who started out front. The three-driver group had several tight laps to start the A-main as Kris Starks waited patiently to make his move into the top-three. At the halfway point, Raines still had the lead as Boller didn’t get to the front until a re-start shortly after lap 10. Once Boller took the lead, he was able to hold on to it the rest of the way as Raines claimed second ahead of Starks. A super sized bomber feature turned into a survival of the fittest as 27 cars started the race, but just 10 finished as a pileup on the opening lap involved 10 cars. Once the field sorted itself out, Freeland got to the lead as Wallen and Smith battled for the second spot. Freeland had to fend off Wallen, who pulled even in turns one and two following a re-start with one lap to go. However, Freeland was able to score the win, outracing Wallen to the finish line. This weekend will feature the Modified Midseason Championship race along with sprints, super stocks and bombers.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Brent Beauchamp, 2. Josh Hodges, 3. Chad Boespflug, 4. Jordan Kinser, 5. Scott Hampton, 6. AJ Hopkins, 7. JJ Hughes, 8. Chris Babcock, 9. Troy Link, 10. Conner Donelson, 11. Nate McMillin, 12. Jamie Williams, 13. Anthony Leohr, 14. Jared Chastain, 15. Dave Gross, 16. Shelby Vangilder, 17. Brandon Morin, 18. Wayne Newlin

UMP Modified feature 1. Steven Brooks, 2. Roy Bruce Jr., 3. Gary Ricketts, 4. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 5. Jay Humphrey Jr., 6. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 7. Jason Clark, 8. Josh McDaniel, 9. Brent Hudson, 10. JR Watkins, 11. Damon Harrell, 12. Doug Bryant Jr., 13. Tony Houk, 14. Richie Lex, 15. Scott Ricketts, 16. Dan Lewellen, 17. Chris Kerl

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Josh Boller, 2. Larry Raines, 3. Kris Starks, 4. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 5. Doug McCullough, 6. Jonathon Newgent, 7. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 8. James Walters, 9. Paul Wright, 10. Matt Jordan, 11. Chris Campbell, 12. Scott Agnew, 13. Kenny Fields, 14. Josh McDaniel, 15. James Campbell, 16. Scotty Massie, 17. Keno Brewer, 18. Chris Brewer, 19. David Daniels, 20. Steve Peeden

Bomber feature 1. Ryan Freeland, 2. David Wallen, 3. Ron Smith, 4. Cody Wright, 5. Kyle Krupa, 6. Justin Massie, 7. Bob Farris, 8. Chad Weiner, 9. Bryan Hunt, 10. Chucky Walden, 11. Zane Fields, 12. Jerry Hutto, 13. Matthew Burns, 14. Larry Hutto, 15. Travis Hermab, 16. Mark Dickerson, 17. Scott Crouch, 18. Jordan Almanza, 19. Josh Settles, 20. Paul Alleyn, 21. Tom Plemons, 22. RJ Pruitt, 23. Megan Cavaness, 24. DJ Smiley, 25. Eric Miller, 26. CJ Bryan, 27. Donald Smiley, 28. Bobby Tarrh Jr., 29. David Bumgardner

 

 

TJ Stutts Repeats as Patriot Sprint Tour Winner at Selinsgrove

By Steve Inch, SELINSGROVE, PA, (June 13, 2015). – TJ Stutts of Liverpool, PA and Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., engaged in another thrilling wheel-to-wheel battle that was reminiscent of a race Franek won a few weeks ago, only this time it was Stutts who rolled into Victory Lane for the first time this season Saturday night in the 30-lap Joe Whitcomb Memorial for the Patriot Sprint Tour at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The $2,571 win, which made him the first four-time winner of the Whitcomb Memorial, was Stutts’ 21st career in 358-360 sprint car racing at the track.

Mark Smith of Sunbury was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier with a lap time of 17.307 (110.16 average mph).

Stutts started on the pole and drove into the lead in the sprint car feature but his drive to Victory Lane was anything but easy. Early in the race, second-place starter Derek Locke raced in Stutts’s shadow while fourth-place starter Davie Franek made it a close three-car battle at the front of the pack.

The caution flag unfurled on lap two when Mark Smith’s car stopped on the track with wheel trouble. Smith was able to rejoin the race and made a charge back through the pack during the remaining 28 laps.

The race was stopped on lap 10 when Jared Zimbardi flipped his sprint car in turn four. Zimbardi escaped injury. When the race resumed, an intense see-saw battle for the lead unfolded between Stutts and Franek. The war on wheels was held up again when Michael Walter and John Braim were involved in a double flip in turn two. Both drivers were not injured.

During the second half of the race, Stutts and Franek raced side-by-side while Smith eventually made his way into the third position. At the checkered flag Stutts took the victory by 1.9 seconds over Franek, Smith, Locke, and Ryan Kissinger.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 13 June 2015 360 Sprint Cars – 27 Entries 30-Lap A-Main: 1) 23 TJ Stutts ($2, 571) 2) 28F Davie Franek 3) 1 Mark Smith 4) 77 Derek Locke 5) 66 Ryan Kissinger 6) 49 Mike Walter 7) 99K Cody Keller 8) 29 Jason Shultz 9) 19 Colby Womer 10) 87 George Suprick 11) C4 Jim Shuster 12) 47 Kyle Drum 13) 29S Derek Steward 14) 2 Steve Hutchinson 15) 54J Dave Just 16) 49S Mallie Shuster 17) 17 Sam Reakes 18) 33W Michael Walter II 19) 44 John Braim 20) 1W Eric Tomecek 21) 79 Jordan Thomas 22) 35 Jared Zimbardi 23) 25G Tyler Graves 24) 39 Eric Parker 25) 54JR Scott Just 26) 76 Larry Kelleher 27) 67 Steve Collins Heat Winners: Mark Smith, Ryan Kissinger, Davie Franek

Time Trials: 1) 1 Mark Smith 17.307 2) 29 Jason Shultz 17.466 3) 23 TJ Stutts 17.473 4) 49 Mike Walter 17.679 5) 67 Steve Collins 6) 87 George Suprick 17.759 7) 47 Kyle Drum 17.762 8) 77 Derek Locke 17.771 9) 28F Davie Franek 17.787 10) 19 Colby Womer 17.790 11) 66 Ryan Kissinger 17.808 12) 35 Jared Zimbardi 17.826 13) 99K Cody Keller 17.846 14) C4 Jim Shuster 17.856 15) 33W Michael Walter II 17.883 16) 44 John Braim 17.917 17) 79 Jordan Thomas 17.997 18) 1W Eric Tomecek 18.008 19) 39 Eric Parker 18.018 20) 76 Larry Kelleher 18.073 21) 49S Mallie Shuster 18.115 22) 17 Sam Reakes 18.126 23) 54JR Scott Just 18.307 24) 29S Derek Steward 18.376 25) 54J Dave Just 18.565 26) 2 Steve Hutchinson Jr. 18.606 27) 25G Tyler Graves 18.639

 

 

Justin Sanders claims fourth Taco Bravo win of the year in a wild main event Friday night at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – June 14, 2015… Another entertaining Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo feature was showcased on Friday night and was ultimately captured by point leader Justin Sanders of Watsonville, who extended his current lead at the halfway mark of the season.

It was the Ocean Sprints leading fourth main event victory of the year for Sanders, who looks to take home the track title for the first time in his career. The 22-year-old will bring a 31-point advantage at the top of the standings into the next event this coming Friday June 19.

This past Friday’s 30-lap feature was led down by first-time dash winner Kyler Shaw from Fresno, with Sanders on his outside. At the waving of the green flag Sanders charged into the lead, as Shaw settled into second. Two-time & reigning Ocean Sprints champion Shane Golobic then made his presence known taking over the runner up spot on lap-three.

Sanders looked strong up front, until getting loose in traffic off turn two on lap 13, which allowed Golobic the opportunity to gobble up the lead. Salinas, CA’s Jeremy Chisum had his best run of the season going, as he ran third for a number of laps, before getting into the wall and suffering damage that would end his night with 17-complete.

Golobic would hold the field at bay until the final five laps, when Sanders began to rapidly close and make it a fight to the end. With the top-two racing through traffic they would once again put on a show for the crowd, trading the lead coming down for the white flag. Golobic took the white as the leader, but going into turn one contact was made, resulting in Golobic’s car coming to a stop.

Sanders was miraculously able to keep going and he would dominate the green-white-checkered restart to cross the stripe in first and continue his career best season. Kyler Shaw finished in the second spot to cap his career best night in a Sprint Car. The youngster qualified third, before winning his heat and the dash. It was great to see Shaw have a strong night, as his team are some of the biggest supporters of Ocean Speedway, making the haul each week with two cars from Fresno.

Past Ocean Sprints champion Brad Furr came forward in the main event to round out the podium. The Stockton driver was seventh at the midway point and picked cars off to earn the solid finish. Morgan Hills Nicholas Ringo also had a career night to come home a very strong fourth in the feature. Ringo has continued to get better & better and also dominated his heat race on Friday. Completing the top-five and scoring his second top-five of the season was second year Sprint Car driver Dustin Golobic of Fremont.

The remainder of the top-10 was comprised of Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Tracy’s Austin Liggett, S Golobic and Morgan Hills Nick Ringo Jr.

Koen Shaw scooped up the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award coming from 15th to seventh in the feature. Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson was the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award winner after getting upside down in wild fashion during the dash. Prior to that, the veteran had a great night going after setting the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award to begin the program. Full results are available at www.racepmg.com

A-main finish: #17 Justin Sanders #92 Kyler Shaw #2 Brad Furr #3T Nicholas Ringo #9J Dustin Golobic #58 Jerry Bonnema #88 Koen Shaw #83 Austin Liggett #22 Shane Golobic #7 Nick Ringo Jr #55 Danny Malfatti #8 Jermey Chisum #10 Anthony Simone #23 Ken Fredenburg #25Z Jason Chisum

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo are right back in action next Friday night June 19 for round number nine. With it being the only Winged 360 Sprint Car event running, we’re expecting to add a few cars for the evening. Cool weather, great racing, good food and more is presented at every Ocean Sprints event!

The front gate at Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this coming Friday night with hot laps at 5:15pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit gate will open at 2pm. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $13 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55.

The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West and Kaeding Performance for their support.

 

 

Barraza, Owen, And Maricle Earn Ladies Night Wins At Cottage Grove Speedway

By Ben Deatherage  Cottage Grove Speedway would have a full house in attendance with one of the best crowds of the season for Ladies Night on Saturday June 13th. All three main events would be action packed and some good racing would take place all night long. Classes in competition included the 360 Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods, and Quality RV Repair Hornets.

In the 360 Sprint main event the Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law/State Representative Cedric Ross Hayden/All Seasons Equipment/LaChance Kofoid Enterprises #5D KPC of Patrick Dills was the early race leader. The Cottage Grove young gun would lose the lead around lap seventeen to Roseburg's Kyler Barraza. Barraza kept his Barraza Motosports/Johnson Rock/Hedge Carter Gutter Service #87 entry in front the rest of the way to win his first race of 2015.

The IMCA Sport Mod main event Gene Ashley seemed to have the car to beat. Ashley, out of Jasper in his Ashley Family Racing/Furniture Options/A-1 Auto Supply #85 mount, would experience some mechanical problems and take him out of the race. Cottage Grove chauffeur Jimmy Owen inherited the lead and would win his first career CGS race in the Steelhouse Metal Roofing Supply/Quality RV Repair/Devine Continuous Gutters #38 machine.

Finally the Quality RV Repair Hornets feature would be a caution plagued affair. Westfir's Josh Corley was the car to beat for most of the race in the Burnett Builders/All Around Landscaping #7C Nissan 200SX. Corley would experience some mechanical issues and pull in the infield with just a few laps to go. Picking up where Corley left off was Joe Maricle of Veneta. Maricle would stay out in front of the rest of the field for the final laps to get yet another win for the Royal Refuse Service #11 Chevrolet Cavalier team.

Cottage Grove Speedway is back in action on Tuesday June 16th for the Wild West Modified Shootout. This race will feature the best IMCA Modified racers in the Western United States. Classes in action include the Mods along with the Quality RV Repair Hornets for the support class. A Car Load Special will be offered which gets a car, truck, or RV load of race fans into the races for $25.00. Racing starts around 6:45 PM.

Friday June 19th will see the return of the Kage Karts at CGS for race three of 2015. General Admission to the race is FREE and action starts around 6:30ish.

Saturday June 20th will be Retro T-Shirt Night which means anyone that wears a Cottage Grove Speedway t-shirt will receive $2.00 off their admission. Classes on the card include the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, Late Models, Street Stocks, and Dwarf Cars.

Admission prices are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $10.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $5.00, 5 & Under FREE, and a Family Pass (consisting of two adults and up to four youths) is $35.00. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45.

Be sure and keep up to date with the latest news and information on CGS by logging on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call the Northwest Track Hotline at (360)-699-RACE. Don't miss out on the Facebook fan page by logging on to your account, search Cottage Grove Speedway, and hitting “Like”.

Race Summary: Ladies Night Saturday June 13th, 2015 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

360 Sprints A Feature: 1. 87-Kyler Barraza; 2. 5D-Patrick Dills; 3. 51-Kyle Miller; 4. 11-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 5. 5N-Seth Nunes; 6. 70-Raquel Ivie; 7. 6A-Kady Adelman; 8. 12-Orion Redmond; 9. 2Z-Todd Zeitler; 10. 45-Brent McGrath; 11. 8P-Anthony Pope; 12. 55-Trey Starks

IMCA SportMods A Feature: 1. 38-Jimmy Owen; 2. 51N-Jayson Nelson; 3. 51-Roy Kirk Jr.; 4. 30M-Michael Medel; 5. 85-Gene Ashley; 6. 11-Jim Potter; DNS 54-Brett Reeves

Quality RV Repair Hornets A Feature: 1. 11-Joe Maricle; 2. 28-Chris Pierce; 3. 30-K.C. Scott; 4. 77-Jared Simmons; 5. 71-Daniel Ray; 6. 22A-Justin Austin; 7. 7-Andrew Mathers; 8. 23F-Marcel Forte; 9. 7C-Josh Corley; 10. 2-Mike Simmons; 11. 27-Stephanie Halladay; 12. 17-Taunton Swaim; 13. 80-James McClure; 14. 89-Jim Simmons; 15. 23-Brandon Letson; 16. 44M-Scott Sprague; 17. 44-Brandon Fox; 18. 18-Josh Linville; 19. 01-Randy Dunlap; 20. 61-Wayne Wright; DNS 5-Kayla Simmons

 

 

Lemley Tunes Up for Dirt Cup with Win

6/13/15

Alger, WA – With the 44th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup looming two weeks away, defending Dirt Cup Champion Brock Lemley tuned up for the big show with a win on Janicki Industries Night at Skagit Speedway. Joining Lemley in victory lane were Michael Hodel, Eddie Blood and Freddie Vela.

Two former Dirt Cup champions started on the front row for the 360 Sprint division A Main with Lemley, the 2014 winner, and Jayme Barnes, back to back winner in ’08 and ’09, on the outside. Barnes used the high side to stake to an early lead, with Lemley in tow never more than five car lengths behind him. Jayme entered slower traffic around lap five with Lemley hot on his heels and Jason Solwold and Colton Heath closing as well. All four drivers bobbed and weaved in and around slower cars, with lines changing rapidly, but no one able to really make the big move to advance position. At one point, Barnes Lemley and Solwold were three wide entering corner one, with Jayme driving off the high side to retain the lead. On lap 13, Jayme entered the corner low, opening up the high side for Lemley to try and make a momentum pass. The move stuck for Brock, and his pass of Barnes was official right before a caution flew. Under Skagit Speedway split yellow rules, Brock retained the lead. Barnes gave Brock a run on the restart, but it was Lemley who built and maintained a decent sized advantage for the rest of the contest in winning his first feature of the year in the Blake Cook owned #22. Barnes would hold off Colton Heath for second, whose battle with Jason Solwold was nearly as entertaining as the race for the lead. Tayler Malsam set quick time. Heat winners were Nate Vaughn, Justin Youngquist and Lemley.

The battle for supremacy in the Sportsman Sprints was almost as entertaining as the 360 class. The drama was centered on Dave Mead and Michael Hodel, who ran one and two for almost the entire duration of the race. Mead, the nearly 20 year veteran of the track, and Hodel, who has barely four years experience under his belt, were both looking for their first feature wins. Mead had a large advantage in clean air erased by a late yellow, and that’s when Hodel put his best foot forward. The race stopped multiple times on lap 19, 20 and 21 due to cautions and red flags. On each restart, Hodel would power up underneath Mead on the inside of turn two, only to have Dave drive off the middle and reclaim the lead on the back stretch. Hodel would finally get Dave when he figured out the entrance to turn three. Michael drove the car as hard and deep into the corner as he had all race to pull a whole car length ahead of Mead in turn three as they came towards the completion of lap 24. With room to complete the pass, Michael slid up and took away Mead’s line, securing the lead for good and scoring his first career win. Lance Sargent also slipped by Mead on the final lap to finish second. Greg Otis was awarded third post race when Mead failed technical inspection. Trevor Cook was quick time and heat wins went to Joe Lyon, Tyler Fox and Steve Parker.

Eddie Blood was the winner of the Street Stock race, putting together an easy 25 lap run on his way to the victory. Tim Phillips ran second and Chip Haney took third. Mike Knox Jr won the heat race.

Freddie Vela won yet another Outlaw Tuner main event. Vela took the lead on lap two from Clint Meins and streaked away for what looked like an effortless win. Brandon Berg collected second and Travis Meins came from last to take third. Vela and Matt Powers took home wins in the heat races.

360 Sprints Fast Time – Tayler Malsam 11.877 Heat 1 – Nate Vaughn, Colton Heath, Tayler Malsam, David Miller, Cale Brooke, Marc Duperron, Phil Schemenauer Heat 2 – Justin Youngquist, Eric Fisher, Jayme Barnes, Greg Hamilton, Matt Jensen, Steve Reeves, Bud Ashe Heat 3 – Brock Lemley, Jason Solwold, Cam Smith, Mike Bollinger, Travis Jacobson, Steve James Main – Brock Lemley, Barnes, Heath, Solwold, Fisher, Jacobson, Bollinger, Smith, Youngquist, Hamilton, Jensen, Miller, Vaughn, Reeves, Brooke, James, Malsam, Duperron, Ashe Lap Leaders – Barnes 1-12 Lemley 13-25

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Trevor Cook 12.696 Heat 1 – Joe Lyon, Lee Hornbeck, James Bundy, Greg Otis, Trevor Cook, Clayton Sibley, Dan McGrew Heat 2 – Tyler Fox, Dave Mead, Zach McCabe, Victoria Cantu, Brett McGhie, Ben Gunderson, Julian Fuentes Heat 3 –Steve Parker, Lance Sargent, Michael Hodel, Bill Rude, Devin Barnes, Roger Oudman Main – Michael Hodel, Sargent, Otis, Bundy, Barnes, Rude, McCabe, Fox, Parker, Hornbeck, McGhie, Cook, Fuentes, Sibley, Gunderson, Cantu, Oudman, Lyon, McGrew, Mead Lap Leaders – Mead 1-23 Hodel 24-25

Street Stocks Heat – Mike Knox Jr, Ryen Haney, Eddie Blood, Doug Brewster, Chip Haney Main – Eddie Blood, Phillips, C Haney, Knox Jr, R Haney, Brewster Lap Leaders – Blood 1-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Freddie Vela, Jon Gunderson, Clint Meins, Dan Butenschoen, Kayla Candaux, Elizabeth Knox Heat 2 – Matt Powers, Brandon Berg, Cliff Ballenger, Jason Butenschoen, Jack Desrosier, Howard Vos Main – Freddie Vela, Berg, T Meins, Powers, Desrosier, C Meins, Gunderson, Knox, J Butenschoen, D Butenschoen, Candaux Lap Leaders – Meins 1 Vela 2-17

 

 

Dover a NCRA Sprint Master at Junction Motor Speedway!

McCool Junction, Nebraska – June 13, 2015 - Jack Dover outdueled Tyler Drueke the first couple of laps and then survived a late race red flag to capture the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas Presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car feature finale Saturday night at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska in a co-sanctioned event with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 sprint car series.

Drueke and Dover started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature and it was Dover and Drueke battling for the lead for the first couple of laps before Dover took the lead for good on lap three.

Several caution flags dotted the race and on a lap ten restart, the running order was Dover, third starting Billy Alley, Cody Ledger and Drueke the top five when race action resumed.

On the restart Dover drove away from the field and looked to go non-stop the final laps before near disaster struck with just six laps to go when the steering gear broke on Ryan Roberts #18 sprinter sending him head on into the turn four wall to bring out the red flag. While his sprinter was destroyed, Roberts walked away uninjured.

Dover would lead the final six laps to win his third straight NCRA sprint car feature at Junction Motor Speedway and first series victory of the season. Alley held on for second while Ledger came home third. Drueke settled for a fourth place finish while C.J. Johnson, who came into the night tied for the series point lead, rounded out the top five.

The four, eight lap heat races for the 28 car field were won by Alley, Jake Martens, Drueke and Johnson while series regular Jeff Stasa took home the 12 lap “B” feature honors.

During heat race action, Josh Riggins (3rd heat) and Tyler Forbes (4th heat) took hard flips in their respective heat races. Both drivers walked away uninjured but were done for the night.

The next two events for the NCRA sprint car division happens this coming Father’s Day weekend, June 20-21. It all kicks off on Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City for their second appearance of the season. The tour then travels to the famed Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas for a very special Father’s Day Sunday night encounter atop the half mile oval.

For updated point standings, official results and more check out the series newly revamped website www.racencra.com and check out their facebook page NCRA Racing Series. For more information call the series office (316) 755-1781.

The National Championship Racing Association would like to thank the following partners for their involvement with the series sprint car division in 2015: Hoosier Racing Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels, Park City, Kansas and Precise Racing Products.

NCRA/Nebraska 360 Sprints

Junction Motor Speedway/McCool Junction, Nebraska

June 13, 2015

29 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Billy Alley, 2) Stu Snyder, 3) Cody Ledger, 4) Jeff Carlson, 5) Ryan Kitchen, 6) Rick Hansen 7) Jason Danley

2nd Heat: 1) Jake Martens, 2) Josh Fairbank, 3) Jordan Boston, 4) Wyatt Burk, 5) Jeff Stasa, 6) Tony Rost, 7) J.D. Johnson

3rd Heat: 1) Tyler Drueke, 2) Jason Martin, 3) Jon Freeman, 4) Ryan Roberts, 5) Jake Bubak, 6) Raymond Seeman, 7) Josh Riggins

4th Heat: 1) C.J. Johnson, 2) John Klabunde, 3) Jack Dover, 4) Jeremy Campbell, 5) Jake Greider, 6) Tyler Forbes 7) John Webster

B Feature: 1) Jeff Stasa, 2) Jake Bubak, 3) Jason Danley, 4) Raymond Seeman, 5) Jake Greider, 6) Tony Rost, 7) Ryan Kitchen, 8) Rick Hansen, 9) J.D. Johnson, 10) John Webster, 11) Josh Riggins, 12) Tyler Forbes

A Feature: 1) Jack Dover (2), 2) Billy Alley (3), 3) Cody Ledger (6), 4) Tyler Drueke (1), 5) C.J. Johnson (4), 6) Jordan Boston (5), 7) Stu Snyder (7), 8) Jason Danley (19), 9) Jake Bubak (18), 10) Jeremy Campbell (15), 11) Jeff Stasa (17), 12) Wyatt Burk (14), 13) Jon Freeman (12), 14) Ryan Roberts (13), 15) Jake Martens (8), 16) Jason Martin (9), 17) Raymond Seeman (20), 18) Jeff Carlson (16), 19) John Klabunde (10), 20) Josh Fairbank (11)

 

 

Dobie Takes Second NRA Sprint Invader Event At Waynesfield June 13, 2015

Mother nature gave drivers, fans, and car owners an open window to get racing action at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio on the track. Despite morning showers dumping excess rain on the racing surface, track crews managed to get the track worked in and race ready. Saturday’s race marked the second visit of the season for the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders and a tune-up for the fourth running of the Bob Reynolds Memorial race in early July.

The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprint cars were first on the agenda. The 14 of Cooper Clouse and the 82 of Mike Miller led the field to the opening green. Turns one and two seemed to be an issue in the opening laps as two different competitors found themselves going up and over the cushion and kicking up a cloud of dust on the topside of the racetrack. Luke Hall, who started on the outside of row two, found himself with the fastest lap of anyone of the racetrack when the yellow flag flew with just two laps in the books. Hall’s momentum continued on the restart has he found himself in the top spot into the first corner shuffling Clouse back to second. Kody Swanson found his way around Clouse for second and ready to challenge Hall for the lead. This challenge was cut short when Paul Dues spun in the middle of turn four requiring a tow truck escort off the racing surface. On the restart, Hall got a jump and pulled away from Swanson late in the race. For the remaining laps, Swanson reeled in Hall before finally taking the lead off a forth corner slide job. Hall was unable to get back ground giving Swanson the victory. Luke Hall finished in second with Cooper Clouse coming home third. Swanson stated, “He is one of the best” commending Hall’s run in his victory lane speech. Kent Wolters picked up the hard charger award advancing twelve spots. Luke Hall, Mike Miller, and Tom Rhodes picked up the heat race wins.

The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders rolled out next for their 25-lap feature. Jess Stiger and Nick Roberts led the strong field of nineteen to the opening green flag. Stiger and Roberts went one-on-one into the opening corner before Roberts came away with the lead. Stiger began to fade back just a bit until Roberts found himself deep in lap traffic early in the race. The 10X of Dustin Stroup lost control exiting turn four doing a complete 360 before getting the car back underway. The race remained green allowing Stiger to continue to close the gap. With Stiger focused on making a run for the lead, Devon Dobie and Kyle Sauder began to close in to make a run on Stiger. The move was successful moving Dobie and Sauder up to second and third. Shawn Dancer would bring out the only caution of the race bringing a late restart that put Sauder into the top spot. Sauder’s luck eventually ran out as his car took turn four a little too hard sending the 83 into the outside wall dropping him back several spots. That was all Dobie needed to come away with the victory. Jess Stiger held on for a second place finish. Dustin Stroup recovered from his early mishap coming home third. JR Stewart came home sixth and picked up the hard charger award. Nick Roberts, Jess Stiger, and Luke Hall picked up the heat race wins.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts were next on the program. Dane Arvin and Robbie Tuttle led the field to the green flag to get the A-main underway. Arvin jumped out to the early lead leaving Tuttle in the dust. Jeff Zwiebel, who totaled his car one week earlier in a rollover crash, started strong but began to fall back midway through the race. Current point leader David Yoder found himself in the lead pack ready to challenge for the lead. Lap after lap, Arvin and Yoder went door-to-door until Yoder was able to pass and close the door on Arvin. David’s brother Harvey took over the second spot moving Arvin back to third. The Yoder brothers occupied first and second as the laps began to tick down. Coming to the white flag, the Yoder duo made contact in a battle for the lead. David managed to hold on to claim the victory. Harvey Yoder finished in second with Dane Arvin finishing in third. David also claimed the hard charger award and heat race win.

With lightning in the distance, the Block Insurance Tough Trucks rushed onto the track for the final race of the evening. Mike Hicks and Terry Klopfenstein led the field to the green flag. Hicks and Klopfenstein went side-by-side for the top spot as the opening lap went in the books. As the lead battle continued, Joey Heyder began to make a run for a spot in the top three. Mike Sawmiller, who held the third spot, was not interested in moving back a position and decided to put a block on Heyder. Lap traffic began to come up on Hicks making his job holding off Klopfenstein and Sawmiller that much harder. Any gap the three competitors had was gone when the lead pack got caught up behind Ray Frutchey coming out of turn four. Klopfenstein faded back paving the way for Chris Hicks to throw his hat into the battle. When the dust finally settled, Chris Hicks managed to muscle by Mike squared for the A-main victory. Mike Hicks finished in second with Mike Sawmiller finishing in third. Kenny Osborne picked up the hard charger award with both Rollie Heyder and Mike Sawmiller coming away with heat race victories.

Waynesfield Raceway Park returns to action next Sunday night for the third night of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will headline the Sunday edition of racing accompanied by Waynesfield’s very own Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints. A charity kickball game supporting the Kick-It foundation takes place at noon in the parking lot open to anyone that would like to participate. The Kick-It foundation was founded in 2009 to support children’s cancer research. Kick-It has joined forces with the Jeff Gordon Foundation wince 2014 raising over $600,000 through kickball events at various short track events. Pit gates open at 3PM; grandstands at 4PM. Hotlaps get underway at 5PM with racing following at a special 6PM start time. Additional information can be found online at www.waynefieldracewaypark.net or www.allstarsprint.com.

Get the latest Waynefield Raceway Park information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (22 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 2. 14-Cooper Clouse[3] ; 3. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[4] ; 4. 2M-Logan Hupp[7] ; 5. 74-Drew Rader[6] ; 6. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[5] ; 7. 12-Kent Wolters[1] ; 8. 18-Sheldon Shobe[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 31-Tom Rhodes[2] ; 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[6] ; 3. 63D-Jim Dues[1] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 6. 71-Stratton Briggs[7] ; 7. 53-Steve Little[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 82-Mike Miller[2] ; 2. 2K-Kevin Klatte[4] ; 3. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[5] ; 5. 17-Kevin Myers[3] ; 6. 19-Jimmy Snead[6] ; 7. C17-Corey Miles[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 21K-Kody Swanson[5]; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[4]; 3. 14-Cooper Clouse[1]; 4. 31-Tom Rhodes[3]; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[14]; 6. 2M-Logan Hupp[10]; 7. 12-Kent Wolters[19]; 8. 82-Mike Miller[2]; 9. 23S-Kyle Simon[12]; 10. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[7]; 11. 2K-Kevin Klatte[6]; 12. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[16]; 13. 74-Drew Rader[13]; 14. 24L-Lee Underwood[11]; 15. 18-Sheldon Shobe[22]; 16. 53-Steve Little[20]; 17. 87-Paul Dues[9]; 18. 71-Stratton Briggs[17]; 19. 17-Kevin Myers[15]; 20. C17-Corey Miles[21]; 21. 19-Jimmy Snead[18]; 22. 63D-Jim Dues[8] Hard Charger: 12-Kent Wolters[+12]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders (19 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 12-Nick Roberts[2] ; 2. 23-Devon Dobie[1] ; 3. 83-Kyle Sauder[6] ; 4. 6M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 5. 17-Jared Horstman[5] ; 6. 10J-Jarrod Delong[4] ; 7. 11N-Ed Neumeister[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 3. 22R-Kevin Roberts[3] ; 4. 31N-Rod Henning[4] ; 5. 6S-JR Stewart[5] ; 6. 22H-Randy Hannagan[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1-Luke Hall[1] ; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 3. 12J-Tyler Moore[4] ; 4. 28H-Hud Horton[3] ; 5. 11-Tim Allison[5] ; 6. 18-Todd Heuerman[6]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 23-Devon Dobie[4]; 2. 8J-Jess Stiger[1]; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup[6]; 4. 83-Kyle Sauder[7]; 5. 6M-Max Stambaugh[10]; 6. 6S-JR Stewart[14]; 7. 12-Nick Roberts[2]; 8. 12J-Tyler Moore[9]; 9. 17-Jared Horstman[13]; 10. 22H-Randy Hannagan[17]; 11. 31N-Rod Henning[11]; 12. 11-Tim Allison[15]; 13. 28H-Hud Horton[12]; 14. 18-Todd Heuerman[18]; 15. 22R-Kevin Roberts[8]; 16. 11N-Ed Neumeister[19]; 17. 49-Shawn Dancer[5]; 18. 10J-Jarrod Delong[16]; 19. 1-Luke Hall[3] Hard Charger: 6S-JR Stewart[+8]

Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (9 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 95-David Yoder[4] ; 2. 82-Harvey Yoder[5] ; 3. 30-Keith Staley[2] ; 4. 27S-Cody Sanders[3] ; 5. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[7] ; 6. O9-Dane Arvin[9] ; 7. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[1] ; 8. 34-James Sorrell[6] ; 9. 85-Nick Glasgow[8]

A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 95-David Yoder[6]; 2. 82-Harvey Yoder[5]; 3. O9-Dane Arvin[1]; 4. 27S-Cody Sanders[3]; 5. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[2]; 6. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[7]; 7. 85-Nick Glasgow[9]; 8. 34-James Sorrell[8]; 9. 30-Keith Staley[4] Hard Charger: 95-David Yoder[+5]

Block Insurance Tough Trucks (15 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 10-Rollie Heyder[2] ; 2. 11-Joey Heyder[8] ; 3. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[4] ; 4. 1J-J.J Butler[6] ; 5. 58-Jerry Gardner[5] ; 6. 8-Jammie Roop[1] ; 7. 210-Ray Frutchey[3] ; 8. 23-Kenny Osborne[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[2] ; 2. 71-Chris Hicks[3] ; 3. 33-Mike Hicks[5] ; 4. 37J-Roy Miller[4] ; 5. 34-James Sorrell[6] ; 6. 316-Ben Hower[7] ; 7. 82J-Janice Hunter[1]

A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[3]; 2. 33-Mike Hicks[1]; 3. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[5]; 4. 37J-Roy Miller[8]; 5. 10-Rollie Heyder[6]; 6. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[2]; 7. 58-Jerry Gardner[9]; 8. 23-Kenny Osborne[15]; 9. 1J-J.J Butler[7]; 10. 316-Ben Hower[12]; 11. 210-Ray Frutchey[13]; 12. 8-Jammie Roop[11]; 13. 82J-Janice Hunter[14]; 14. 11-Joey Heyder[4]; 15. 34-James Sorrell[10] Hard Charger: 23-Kenny Osborne[+7]

2015 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

Mintz gets late pass for Fremont FAST 410 win

Ivy earns FAST 305 win; Roepke by a fender for truck victory; Cole earns 2nd late model win

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – With a growing family and business on his plate, Craig Mintz decided to cut back on his racing in 2015. But that hasn’t stopped him from being competitive. The Gibsonburg, Ohio driver passed D.J. Foos with just six laps to go Saturday and drove to his first 410 sprint win of the season at Fremont Speedway on Crown Battery Night.

Mintz, a two time Fremont champion, is chasing the $10,000 Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series title. He is trying to become the only three time FAST champion. Mintz came into the event third in the FAST points behind Cap Henry and two time FAST champion Byron Reed. Reed would finish third Saturday while Henry would come home fifth.

“I just threw the wing in the trunk and this Ti22 GF1…it liked that wing in the back. I just tried to tip toe around one and two and get the run down the back stretch and hopefully roll through three and four,” said Mintz in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“Lapped traffic was fun. Everyone did a good job…it was just picking your line and trying to surprise them and get them out of the way. We’ve dug ourselves a hole the past couple of races so this is very nice. I’ve got Big Sky Targets here tonight. It’s on the top wing of my car and the 19 car and they helped provide us with some of the things we need to do this with so it’s nice to get him a win,” added Mintz beside his Real Geese Decoys, Erie Shore Propane, Kistler Racing Engines, KS Sales and Service, Design Graphics Group backed machine.

Fremont’s John Ivy would methodically work his way through the pack from his 11th place starting spot and used lapped traffic to his advantage to take the lead from Ricky Peterson with 11 laps to go in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. Ivy would then maneuver around the lapped cars to drive to his first win of the season at Fremont. Ivy has a win at Attica Raceway Park this year and now has 47 career wins at Fremont and is sixth on the track’s all-time win list.

It was also a JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Championship point night and Bobby Clark’s great run from 13th to a fourth place finish will tighten up the standings as Jordan Ryan came into the night with only a two point advantage and he would finish ninth.

“Joey and my brother have been busting their butts and I think we finally got this thing figured out. Gressman builds us a great motor. I have to thank Joey, my brother, Sonny and especially the Sipe family. I told them we were going to put them on the front stretch and it’s two weeks in a row. It doesn’t get any better than this,” said Ivy beside his L&R Farms, Gressman Powersports, Sonny’s Machine and Welding, Kear’s Speed Shop, Adkins Fence and Sanitation, Graphics Gone Wild backed machine.

The AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Truck feature came down to inches…literally. On the last lap Kent Brewer, Dan Roepke Jr. and Cory McCaughey raced into the final turns with a lapped machine just ahead. As they drove to the checkers they had to make split second decisions with the lapped truck and Roepke would take his second win of the season by just .037 seconds.

“I thought I was just going to hang on and it would be follow the leader the whole race. But, I saw that lapped truck come down from the top. I wasn’t sure who won until they told me on the radio. I want to thank my Dad and Adam, my mom and my girlfriend…everyone who lets us do this every weekend,” said Roepke.

Weston, Ohio’s Dale Cole would wrestle the lead away from Dustin Keegan on lap three and then held off a charge from Tim Sabo and then Dustin Sautter to claim his second win of the season in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model division.

“Me and Dustin (Sautter) were told we had to finish first and second this week because Rusty Schlenk Racing told us we had to,” said Cole.

Todd Heller and D.J. Foos would bring the field to green in the 30-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint main. The pair would battle for the lead with Dean Jacobs, Mintz, Caleb Griffith and Byron Reed locked in a tremendous war for third. Mintz would finally grab the third spot on lap two as Jacobs, Reed and Griffith continued their battle.

The feature’s only caution would fly on lap six for a stalled Roger Crockett just as Heller had grabbed the lead. Going back to the last fully scored lap, the running order was Foos, Heller, Mintz, Jacobs, Reed, Griffith, Nate Dussel, Broc Martin and Cap Henry. When the green flew Foos pulled away slightly from Heller with Mintz staying close while the battle for fourth was exciting with Jacobs, Reed and Griffith. Reed would drive into fourth on lap eight and closed on Mintz.

With 13 laps scored Reed was challenging Mintz for third while Foos and Heller ran nose to tail. Reed would take third on lap 14 as the leaders prepared to race into heavy lapped traffic. Reed would take second on lap 16 with Heller and Mintz staying close. Mintz would drive into third on lap 18 as Foos had found lapped traffic.

With 11 laps to go Foos, Reed and Mintz ran nose to tail. Mintz took second on lap 21 and closed quickly on Foos. Using the bottom to middle of the track Mintz would drive into the lead on lap 24 with Foos, Reed, Griffith, Heller, Henry, Dussel and Chris Andrews in tow.

Mintz was able to drive through the lapped traffic to take his eighth career Fremont win with Foos, Reed, Griffith and Henry rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature Ricky Peterson and Alvin Roepke paced the field with Peterson gaining the upper hand when the green flew. Peterson and Roepke ran nose to tail with Steve Rando right there while Trey Jacobs, Paul Weaver and John Ivy were locked in a fun battle for fourth.

Roepke would battle with Peterson by lap eight with Rando running third and now closing Ivy up to fourth. By lap 11 Ivy was driving under Roepke for second and as the leaders prepared to hit heavy lapped traffic it became a three car battle for the lead. Ivy would use the lapped cars to take the lead on lap 15 with Roepke in second and Peterson back to third.

Meanwhile the car on the move was 13th starter Bobby Clark as he had raced his way up to fifth with nine laps to go. Ivy was able to move around on the track and that helped him dispose of lapped cars as Roepke, Peterson, Rando, Clark and Weaver gave chase.

Ivy would pull away for the win with Roepke coming home second. After a spirited battle, Peterson would hang on to third over Clark and Rando.

Brad Mitten and Kent Brewer brought the field to green for the 20 lap dirt truck feature and it quickly became a six truck battle. Mitten would lead Brandon Leighton, Brewer, Dustin Keegan, Roepke and Jeff Ward. Brewer took second on lap three with Keegan, Roepke and Leighton challenging.

Disaster struck for Mitten with six laps scored. As he was trying to hold off Brewer, a lapped truck got sideways in turn two and collected Mitten, sending the leader to the tail and handing the lead to Brewer. When the green flew the battle up front resumed with Brewer, Keegan, Roepke, Leighton, Cory McCaughey and Matt Foos involved.

Roepke was able to take second on lap nine and stuck right to Brewer’s rear bumper with Keegan, McCaughey, Foos, Leighton and Cory Ward giving chase. McCaughey took third on lap 11 with Keegan, Foos and Ward staying close. Foos moved into fourth on lap 15.

As they took the white flag Brewer and Roepke were side by side with McCaughey and Foos right there as well. When the lead five trucks hit turn three for the final lap, a lapped truck was on the bottom where Brewer and Roepke were running. As they exited turn four everyone scattered to try and get around the lapped machine.

Roepke would take the narrow win over Brewer, Foos, McCaughey and Ward.

Dustin Keegan and Dale Cole brought the field to green for the 15 lap 602 late model main. Keegan gained the upper hand over Cole, Tim Sabo, Dustin Sautter, Steve Sabo and Chester Fitch. It soon became a four car battle for the lead and Cole took the top spot on lap three with Keegan, Tim Sabo and Sautter staying very close.

Following a lap four caution, Cole would drive away slightly when the green fell. Tim Sabo took second on lap six with Sautter moving into third. Cole and Sabo raced side by side over the next handful of laps with Sautter joining in by lap 9.

Sautter took second on lap 13 and closed on Cole. Cole was smooth though on the bottom and drove to the win over Sautter, Tm Sabo, Keegan and Steve Sabo.

Also, Crown Battery sponsored an Australian Pursuit for the 410 sprint cars in honor of the late Alex Burkett. The top six qualifiers who transferred to the feature through their heat along with a provisional lined up single file for the six lap affair. The rule was simple – when you are passed you are out. Todd Heller would take home the $1,200 top prize for the special race.

Fremont Speedway will host the first ever Johnny Auxter Days on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20 featuring vintage race cars and tractors. The event honors the hall of famer who competed at the very first race at the speedway in 1951 and is in attendance at each week’s racing today. The vintage cars will perform both days and there will be a vintage tractor pull. For more information on Johnny Auxter Days contact Randy Mapus at 419-684-7314.

Racing resumes at Fremont Speedway on Thursday, June 25th as “The Track That Action Built” plays host to night #7 of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek Presented by Cometic Gasket with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions. Fremont will also host the $10,000-to-win speedweek finale on Saturday, June 27th.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 6/13/2015

Crown Battery Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (28 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.598; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.775; 3. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.831; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.924; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.942; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.963; 7. 60-Jody Keegan, 12.997; 8. 21-DJ Foos, 13.034; 9. 14H-Todd Heller, 13.059; 10. 5-Byron Reed, 13.077; 11. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.087; 12. 9X-Rob Chaney , 13.146; 13. 9H-John Ivy, 13.167; 14. 53-Cap Henry, 13.188; 15. 19-Chris Andrews, 13.239; 16. 5AU-Danny Reidy, 13.294; 17. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.306; 18. 33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.339; 19. 77-Dain Naida, 13.464; 20. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.503; 21. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.639; 22. 97X-Sean Zemunik, 13.709; 23. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.766; 24. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.805; 25. 51-Roger Campbell, 13.829; 26. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.258; 27. 38-Dennis Wagner, 14.319; 28. 70-Roger Crocket, 99.001

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5AU-Danny Reidy[1] ; 2. 60-Jody Keegan[4] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[6] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 6. 51-Roger Campbell[9] ; 7. 9H-John Ivy[2] ; 8. 97X-Sean Zemunik[8] ; 9. 77-Dain Naida[7]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40DD-Nate Dussel[3] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 5. 21-DJ Foos[4] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 7. 39M-Matt Merrill[8] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[9] ; 9. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 2. 33K-Kyle Patrick[1] ; 3. 19-Chris Andrews[2] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney [3] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 6. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 7. 70-Roger Crocket[10] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 10. 38-Dennis Wagner[9]

Crown Battery Australian Pursuit (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 7 starting positions of A-feature

1. 14H-Todd Heller[1] ; 2. 21-DJ Foos[3] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[13] ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[11] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[5] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 4. 70-Roger Crocket[13] ; 5. 9H-John Ivy[4] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 7. 39M-Matt Merrill[9] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[10] ; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 10. 97X-Sean Zemunik[8] ; 11. 38-Dennis Wagner[12] ; 12. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 13. 77-Dain Naida[5]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. O9-Craig Mintz[4]; 2. 21-DJ Foos[2]; 3. 5-Byron Reed[7]; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[6]; 5. 53-Cap Henry[10]; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[1]; 7. 40DD-Nate Dussel[8]; 8. 19-Chris Andrews[13]; 9. 9X-Rob Chaney [9]; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs[3]; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[19]; 12. 83M-Broc Martin[11]; 13. 2+-Brian Smith[18]; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[17]; 15. 5AU-Danny Reidy[14]; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[5]; 17. 68G-Tyler Gunn[15]; 18. 33K-Kyle Patrick[16]; 19. 70-Roger Crocket[20]; 20. 9H-John Ivy[12]

Hard Charger: 8M-TJ Michael[+8]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (29 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[10] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[1] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 9. 20B-Cody Bova[4]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 4. 7-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 5. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 7. 24-Alex Paden[1] ; 8. 37-Austin Ream[9] ; 9. 94K-Kurt Huber[10] ; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[6]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 3. 39-Jamie Miller[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 5. 1X-Dustin Dinan[6] ; 6. 10-Josh Harrison[9] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 8. 14-Rick Daugherty[1] ; 9. 39C-Scott Riley[7]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 2. 10-Josh Harrison[3] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[13] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 5. 32H-Dan Hennig[2] ; 6. 37-Austin Ream[8] ; 7. 24-Alex Paden[5] ; 8. 14-Rick Daugherty[9] ; 9. 20B-Cody Bova[10] ; 10. 44-Kyle Farmer[14] ; 11. 94K-Kurt Huber[11] ; 12. 75-Jerry Dahms[4] ; 13. 9R-Dustin Rall[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[11]; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[2]; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[1]; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[13]; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[4]; 6. 39-Jamie Miller[9]; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3]; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[6]; 9. 5R-Jordan Ryan[14]; 10. 7-Thomas Schinderle[8]; 11. 10-Josh Harrison[17]; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[7]; 13. 36-Seth Schneider[19]; 14. 1X-Dustin Dinan[15]; 15. 12-Kyle Capodice[18]; 16. 11G-Luke Griffith[5]; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[16]; 18. 25-Jason Keckler[12]; 19. 32H-Dan Hennig[20]; 20. 7M-Brandon Moore[10]

Hard Charger: 77I-John Ivy[+10]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (20 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 4S-Keith Sorg[6] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 3. 22-Brandon Leighton[7] ; 4. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[5] ; 5. 16-Steve Sabo[1] ; 6. 18W-Cory Ward[2] ; 7. P51-Tim Baker[3]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Matt Foos[4] ; 2. 23M-Brad Mitten[3] ; 3. 0-Jim Keegan [6] ; 4. 33-Jeff Ward[2] ; 5. 13-Len Benyak[5] ; 6. 22J-Josh Kiser[7] ; 7. 7F-Dana Frey[1]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 88-Dan Roepke[2] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[4] ; 3. 17X-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 4. 3-Andy Earnhart[6] ; 5. 99X-Gene Portidge[3] ; 6. 79-Andrew Lutman[5]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 88-Dan Roepke[3]; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[2]; 3. 2-Matt Foos[12]; 4. 36M-Cory McCaughey[10]; 5. 18W-Cory Ward[16]; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[5]; 7. 22-Brandon Leighton[4]; 8. 4S-Keith Sorg[7]; 9. 33-Jeff Ward[6]; 10. 23M-Brad Mitten[1]; 11. 99X-Gene Portidge[15]; 12. 0-Jim Keegan [11]; 13. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[8]; 14. 16-Steve Sabo[13]; 15. 13-Len Benyak[14]; 16. 3-Andy Earnhart[9]; 17. P51-Tim Baker[19]; 18. 25-Tim Baker[-]; 19. 79-Andrew Lutman[18]

Hard Charger: 18W-Cory Ward[+11]

McCullough Industries 602 Late Models (8 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (6 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 23-Dustin Sautter[2] ; 2. 98-Tim Sabo[7] ; 3. 17X-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 4. 3-Dale Cole[6] ; 5. 101-Chester Fitch[3] ; 6. 116-Steve Sabo[5] ; 7. 1-Chevy Farmer[8] ; 8. O4-Jeff Hites[4]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 3-Dale Cole[2]; 2. 23-Dustin Sautter[4]; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[3]; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan[1]; 5. 116-Steve Sabo[6]; 6. O4-Jeff Hites[8]; 7. 101-Chester Fitch[5]; 8. 1-Chevy Farmer[7]

Hard Charger: 23-Dustin Sautter[+2]

2015 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Quick Review/Full Results: Craig Mintz and John Ivy Earn F.A.S.T. Victories at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, June 13th

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, Ohio (June 13th, 2015) - After losing the June 12th portion of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title, or F.A.S.T., Championship Series weekend due to wet weather conditions, the F.A.S.T. schedule would move ahead to the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, June 13th. The Sandusky County Fairgrounds dirt oval hosted each of the F.A.S.T. Championship Series on Saturday evening; including the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro. The June 13th program was the tenth round of F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series competition in 2015 and the sixth round of F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series competition.

Former Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service champion Craig Mintz picked up the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ main event victory on Saturday evening at Fremont Speedway. It was his first F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series main event win of 2015 and his first victory of the year at Fremont Speedway. Mintz, who entered the evening third in the 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series standings, took command of the 30-lap, $2,500-to-win main event with 24 laps in the books; getting by race leader and outside polesitter D.J. Foos. Foos would hold on to finish second, followed by a seventh starting Byron Reed. Caleb Griffith and Cap Henry rounded out the top-five. Texas native T.J. Michael was the evening’s ‘Hard Charger’ after climbing eight positions to finish 11th. There was only one caution during the ‘410’ main event; occurring with six laps in the books for Oregon native Roger Crockett.

John Ivy earned the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro main event victory on Saturday night at Fremont Speedway; his first F.A.S.T. ‘305’ victory of 2015. Ivy, who charged forward from the 11th starting position, took command of the 25-lap main event with 14 laps in the books; getting by polesitter and race leader Ricky Peterson. Alvin Roepke would come home second; followed by Ricky Peterson, 13th starting Bobby Clark, and Steve Rando.

There were 28 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series sprint cars signed in for action at Fremont Speedway. Craig Mintz earned the fastest time of the night during F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series qualifying time trials; recording an official time of 12.598 seconds. Dean Jacobs, Broc Martin, Caleb Griffith, and Stuart Brubaker rounded out the top-five fastest qualifiers. Danny Reidy, ‘410’ rookie Nate Dussel and Todd Heller each earned victories during their respective heat races. Todd Heller continued to show dominance during preliminary competition by winning the ‘Australian Pursuit.’ The ‘Australian Pursuit’ replaced the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series dash during the program; with the finishing order determining the top-six starting positions in the main event. Brian Smith ended all preliminary action by earning the B-main victory.

A solid car count of 29 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series sprint cars were on hand at the Fremont oval. Steve Rando, Brandon Moore and John Ivy each earned victories during heat race competition. Kelsey Ivy ended all F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series preliminary action by winning the B-main.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #10 - Saturday, June 13th, 2015:

Fremont Speedway - 6/13/2015

Crown Battery Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (28 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.598; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.775; 3. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.831; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.924; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.942; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.963; 7. 60-Jody Keegan, 12.997; 8. 21-DJ Foos, 13.034; 9. 14H-Todd Heller, 13.059; 10. 5-Byron Reed, 13.077; 11. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.087; 12. 9X-Rob Chaney , 13.146; 13. 9H-John Ivy, 13.167; 14. 53-Cap Henry, 13.188; 15. 19-Chris Andrews, 13.239; 16. 5AU-Danny Reidy, 13.294; 17. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.306; 18. 33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.339; 19. 77-Dain Naida, 13.464; 20. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.503; 21. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.639; 22. 97X-Sean Zemunik, 13.709; 23. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.766; 24. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.805; 25. 51-Roger Campbell, 13.829; 26. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.258; 27. 38-Dennis Wagner, 14.319; 28. 70-Roger Crocket, 99.001

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5AU-Danny Reidy[1] ; 2. 60-Jody Keegan[4] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[6] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 6. 51-Roger Campbell[9] ; 7. 9H-John Ivy[2] ; 8. 97X-Sean Zemunik[8] ; 9. 77-Dain Naida[7]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40DD-Nate Dussel[3] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 5. 21-DJ Foos[4] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 7. 39M-Matt Merrill[8] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[9] ; 9. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 2. 33K-Kyle Patrick[1] ; 3. 19-Chris Andrews[2] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney [3] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 6. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 7. 70-Roger Crocket[10] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 10. 38-Dennis Wagner[9]

Dash - Borer Glass & Mirror (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 7 starting positions of A-feature

1. 14H-Todd Heller[1] ; 2. 21-DJ Foos[3] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[13] ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[11] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[5] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 4. 70-Roger Crocket[13] ; 5. 9H-John Ivy[4] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 7. 39M-Matt Merrill[9] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[10] ; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 10. 97X-Sean Zemunik[8] ; 11. 38-Dennis Wagner[12] ; 12. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 13. 77-Dain Naida[5]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. O9-Craig Mintz[4]; 2. 21-DJ Foos[2]; 3. 5-Byron Reed[7]; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[6]; 5. 53-Cap Henry[10]; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[1]; 7. 40DD-Nate Dussel[8]; 8. 19-Chris Andrews[13]; 9. 9X-Rob Chaney [9]; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs[3]; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[19]; 12. 83M-Broc Martin[11]; 13. 2+-Brian Smith[18]; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[17]; 15. 5AU-Danny Reidy[14]; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[5]; 17. 68G-Tyler Gunn[15]; 18. 33K-Kyle Patrick[16]; 19. 70-Roger Crocket[20]; 20. 9H-John Ivy[12]

Hard Charger: 8M-TJ Michael[+8]

2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

Full Results: JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro - Night #6 - Saturday, June 13th, 2015:

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (29 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[10] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[1] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 9. 20B-Cody Bova[4]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 4. 7-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 5. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 7. 24-Alex Paden[1] ; 8. 37-Austin Ream[9] ; 9. 94K-Kurt Huber[10] ; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[6]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 3. 39-Jamie Miller[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 5. 1X-Dustin Dinan[6] ; 6. 10-Josh Harrison[9] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 8. 14-Rick Daugherty[1] ; 9. 39C-Scott Riley[7]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 2. 10-Josh Harrison[3] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[13] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 5. 32H-Dan Hennig[2] ; 6. 37-Austin Ream[8] ; 7. 24-Alex Paden[5] ; 8. 14-Rick Daugherty[9] ; 9. 20B-Cody Bova[10] ; 10. 44-Kyle Farmer[14] ; 11. 94K-Kurt Huber[11] ; 12. 75-Jerry Dahms[4] ; 13. 9R-Dustin Rall[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[11]; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[2]; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[1]; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[13]; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[4]; 6. 39-Jamie Miller[9]; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3]; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[6]; 9. 5R-Jordan Ryan[14]; 10. 7-Thomas Schinderle[8]; 11. 10-Josh Harrison[17]; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[7]; 13. 36-Seth Schneider[19]; 14. 1X-Dustin Dinan[15]; 15. 12-Kyle Capodice[18]; 16. 11G-Luke Griffith[5]; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[16]; 18. 25-Jason Keckler[12]; 19. 32H-Dan Hennig[20]; 20. 7M-Brandon Moore[10]

Hard Charger: 77I-John Ivy[+10]

2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

History Note: Entering the June 13th program, it was Chris Andrews earning the most recent F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series main event victory. Andrews earned the feature win back on Saturday, June 6th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The Sandusky, Ohio native has two F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victories in 2015; both occurring at the Fremont oval. T.J. Michael, a Plano, Texas native, is the most recent F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series main event winner of 2015; taking home the cash on Saturday, May 16th at Fremont Speedway.

Looking Ahead: F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series competition will continue on Saturday, July 4th during a first-ever appearance at the Waynesfield Raceway Park near Waynesfield, Ohio. F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series action will resume on Friday and Saturday, July 10th & 11th back at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Social Media: Be sure to stay updated with everything F.A.S.T. related and ‘Like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow F.A.S.T. on Twitter at @FASTseries.

Questions: Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, Productive Tools & Equipment, UNOH, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

 

 

Perfect

St. Croix Falls, WI, June 12, 2015

by Nicole Lehnertz and Sari Lehnertz

Summer finally arrived to St. Croix Valley Raceway on Friday, and the weather, the racing surface and the action filled races – were all just about perfect. A short session to groom the clay at the quarter-mile speed plant just west of Centuria, Wisconsin, gave The Valley racers the multi-groove surface they needed to provide thrills galore come feature time on Friday. Three of the six features were green-to-checkers nail-biters, and the track was wide and racy all evening long.

Family allegiances were tested in the UMSS Traditional Sprints, featuring a fifteen lap duel for the checkers between Jimmy and Joseph Kouba. After picking up the win in the third heat race, Jimmy Kouba started the feature on the pole inside of second heat race winner Mike Mueller. The opening laps were frenzied and frantic with the 2k of Jimmy Kouba a half heartbeat in front of gaggle of racers that included Mueller, Cam Schafer, Neal Matuska, Rob Caho Jr., Chase Viebrock, Johhny Parsons III and Joseph Kouba. Finding speed down low, it was Joseph Kouba emerging from that all-star group to challenge his uncle Jimmy, who had set up shop in the high groove. Leaving the others to tussle for third in a tremendous five-car melee, Kouba and Kouba set off on their high-low, thrill-a-lap barn-burner. With less than ten laps remaining, Joseph Kouba found some faster clay lower at the exit of turn two and reduced Jimmy’s advantage from small to microscopic. By lap nineteen of the twenty-five lap affair, Joseph had eked a nose to the stripe first to officially take over the lead, but Jimmy reclaimed the top spot on the very next lap. The last five laps played out the same as the previous ten, with the two Koubas battling neck and neck, about a half-straightaway in front of that epic battle for third. On the final lap, Joseph pushed a little high in turns three and four, and drifted a car length back, increasing the winning margin to perhaps the largest differential of the race. It was Kouba’s first ever win in a Traditional Sprint car, his last win coming back in 2010 while sporting a win atop his sprinter. It was also the same car that his Jimmy’s son, Jake, piloted to his first win last summer. Cam Schafer hustled Tommy Kamrath’s car to a third place finish in his first appearance of the summer ahead of last week’s winner, Parsons, with Caho rounding out the top five.

The tension was equally as high in the UMSS Micro Sprint main event. Opening night feature winner Val Urman was looking for his second win of the season and took advantage of his pole starting position to commandeer the early lead. But right on his tail from the get-go was heat race winner “Silent Thunder” Greg Gunderson. Gunderson, the veteran racer from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a threat where ever he races but the younger Urman was savvy, smooth and cool in fending off every challenge Gunderson threw his way. Lap after lap, Gunderson would gas low, then high, then low again, only to be constantly rebuffed by Urman. After the white flag waved, Gunderson pulled out all the stops and went all-in on a high groove prayer. Once again, Urman was cool and smooth and held the lead down the back chute with Gunderson sticking to his high-groove guns. Urman used the shorter route down low to hang on through turn three but by the final turn, Gunderson’s momentum and speed finally paid dividends as he made the winning pass exiting turn four. The dramatic win was the first of the season for Gunderson at SCVR, besting Urman, reigning series champion Jack Berger, Ty Sampair and Josh Vadnais.

Relaxation was not in the cards for the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. Any fans looking to catch a breather after the nail-biting drama of the sprint car feature were disappointed with another final turn pass for the win. Josh Bazey was looking to break into the win column in clean-sweep fashion after winning the second heat and staking an early claim to the lead from his outside pole starting position. Bazey was looking strong in front of Tony Schill, and the lead duo was several lengths ahead of the battle for third involving Jason VandeKamp, Mitch Weiss, David Mastell and Kyle Matuska. A lap eight caution bunched up the field and reshuffled the order, with VandeKamp taking over the second spot and Weiss working past Schill for third at the halfway point. Another caution with five laps remaining shuffled the deck again, this time with Weiss emerging as runner-up to Bazey’s lead. With two laps to go, Weiss blasted across the stripe first with an aggressive move through turns three and four. Weiss was fast and strong looking for his second consecutive win, and third overall, before Bazey matched Weiss with a near identical pass coming out of turn four on the checkered flag lap to steal the win in yet another heart-stopping finish. Weiss settled for second in front of Mastell, VandeKamp and Schill.

VandeKamp wasn’t quite finished for the night; after his strong showing in the Midwest Modified, he quickly strapped into his WISSOTA Modified to start inside the third row of the evening’s final race. Kyle Steffen initially held the point from his pole starting position with VandeKamp quickly squeezing by heat race winner JB Stortz for second. On the third trip around the quarter-mile, VandeKamp made his move and bolted to the front. A handful of laps in, and it was Vandekamp showing the fast way in front of Stortz, Jason Gross, Steve Lavasseur and Jake Miller. Once out front, VandeKamp settled in and powered his way to his first career Modified feature win over Stortz, Gross, Miller and Steffen.

The Pure Stocks started off the feature racing with Skip Lutgen and Tucker Quinn pacing the field while heat race winners, Casey Ogilvie and Jeremy Dahl, were starting mates in row three. At the drop of the green it was Quinn leading opening night feature winner Darren Kohler and Ogilvie. By lap two, Ogilvie was up to second and by lap five, the Luck, Wisconsin, hot shoe had taken over the point. Dahl was making progress as well, cracking the top three just past halfway and besting Quinn for second with four laps remaining. At the checkers, Ogilvie added a second sticker to his feature win collection with Dahl, Quinn, Kohler and Cale Anderson rounding out the top five.

Derek Reding picked up his first win of the season in the Minivan/Future Four division. After finishing second to the always fast Nick Axelsen in the heat race, Reding took advantage of his pole feature starting position to lead every lap of the main event. Under pressure from outside front row starting mate Damon Roberts, Reding was flawless in claiming victory over Roberts, Axelsen, Steven Johnson and Brock Anderson.

All six regular weekly classes return on Friday, June 19, as St. Croix Valley Raceway celebrates Father’s Day with Trailer Races. The mayhem-filled parades of destruction and hilarity have become a fan favorite at The Valley as novelty caravans of themed trailers bump and crash their way around the track in pursuit of the win, but mostly in pursuit of a smash-o-rific good time. More information for this and other future events may be found on the track’s website, www.SCVRaceway.com. Fans are also encouraged to visit the track’s Facebook page for event details and also to gather clues for the weekly ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ style giveaways.

RACE RESULTS (unofficial) – June 12 , 2015

Pure Stocks, Feature: Casey Ogilvie, Jeremy Dahl, Tucker Quinn, Darren Kohler, Cale Anderson, Tim Baxter, Skip Lugten (DNF), Kayla Lallier (DNF) , Kyle Dahlheimer (DNF) , Tyler Lamm(DNS) Heat 1: Dahl, Lamm, Quinn, Anderson, Dahlheimer (DNF) Heat 2: Ogilivie, Kohler, Lutgen, Lallier, Baxter (DNF)

Future Fours/Minivans, Feature: Derek Reding, Damon Roberts, Nick Axelsen, Steven Johnson, Brock Anderson, David Nogle, Trevor Reding (DNF), Adam Nelson (DNS) Heat: Axelsen, Derek Reding, Anderson, Roberts, Johnson, Nogle, Trevor Reding (DNF), Nelson (DNF)

UMSS Micro Sprints Feature: Greg Gunderson, Val Urman, Jack Berger, Ty Sampair, Josh Vadnais, Austin Letourneau, Trevor Reding, Jeremy Kasik, Heat: Gunderson, Berger, Urman, Vadnais, Letourneau, Reding, Sampair(DNF), Kasik (DNF)

UMSS Traditional Sprints Feature: Jimmy Kouba, Joseph Kouba, Cam Schafer, Johnny Parsons, Rob Caho Jr., Chase Viebrock, Neal Matuska, Mike Mueller, Sye Anderson, Rick Kobs, Scott Brandt, Anna Kouba, Jon Lewerer, Kevin Bradwell, Jori Hughes, Jake Kouba (DNF), Mike Walters (DNF), James Giossi (DNF), Brian VanMeveren (DNF) Heat 1: Caho, Schafer, Lewerer, Parsons, Bradwell, VanMeveren Heat 2: Mueller, Viebrock, Anderson, Joseph Kouba, Walters, Brandt Heat 3: Jimmy Kouba, Kobs, Matuska, Giossi, Jake Kouba, Anna Kouba

 

 

Fifty-Eight and Counting for Allard
By Speedway Media
(Chico, CA 6-12-15)…Chico’s Jonathan Allard secured his 58th career sprint car main event win Friday night at his home track Silver Dollar Speedway. On lap five, Allard took the lead away from Auburn’s Andy Forsberg and then went on to lead the final 20 laps with ease. Allard was aboard the famous Lamar/Tri-C/Maxim chassis #3c. “I have to thank the Lamar’s and my crew for giving me a great car and the perfect set up tonight,” said Allard.
Chico’s Brad Bumgarner and Forsberg shared the front row at the start of the 25-lap sprint car main event. Forsberg would lead lap one. Allard started in the sixth spot but by lap one he had moved into fourth. By lap three he had maneuvered around Bumgarner for the second spot. During the fifth lap, Forsberg missed the line and drifted into the middle of the track in turns three and four. Allard rode around the cushion and used his momentum to catapult around Forsberg and take the lead. From that moment on there was nobody who had the car to track down Allard tonight. Justyn Cox made a rare Friday night Silver Dollar Speedway start. Cox started eighth and quietly moved his way into third late in the race. It was a solid night for the driver from Sacramento. Roseville’s Sean Becker drove the Menne Motorsports #75 up from his seventh starting spot to finish fourth. Keith Bloom, last Friday night’s winner, finished in the fifth spot. Brayden McMahan earned his first career top ten finish tonight. McMahan scored a ninth spot finish. Forsberg and Allard each won their eight lap heat race. Becker turned the fastest lap in qualifying with a 12.126.
Ryan McDaniel captured his second Friday night main event win of 2015 when he passed race leader Mark Abouzeid on lap 13 during the IMCA dirt modified main event. Abouzeid had built up a sizable lead but struggled to pass a slower car and this ultimately was his undoing. Abouzeid did hold on to finish in the second spot. Duane Cleveland finished third. Matt Micheli ran fourth. Abouzeid held off McDaniel to win the lone heat race of the night.
Chris Warner returned back to victory lane during the street stock 20-lap main event. Warner dominated the race; however, the racing behind him was intense. Clinton Earl was able to pass Gary Newman for the second spot about the half-way point. Newman then held off a challenging Brent Lawrence and Shawn Smith for third. Steve Hammett and Warner were winners during the eight lap heat races held earlier in the night. Tonight marked Warner’s second win of the season at Chico.
Brian Compton won his first hobby stock main event of the year. The main event started with drama as point leader Brian Cooper’s car had a mechanical failure and he didn’t start the race. This was shocking because Cooper had won all four previous hobby stock main events this year. Dustin Massey led from the drop of the green flag. Just pass the half-way point Massey went to lap a slower car and disaster struck. The two made contact that resulted in the flattening of Massey’s tire. This handed the lead to Compton. Todd Cooper was now challenging Compton for the lead until he slowed late in the race. Cooper was able to finish the race but well behind Compton. Following those two were Mike Webster and Shannon Collins. David Pierce finished fifth while Kyle Allen was sixth. Compton and Todd Cooper won each heat race.
The B.C.R.A midget lites put on a great show tonight. In fact, it was the closest finish of the year. Coming out of turn four, Logan Seavey and Bobby Michnowicz raced side by side toward the checkered flag. Judging by eye sight Michnowicz beat Seavey to the flag stand. Yet, the scoring loop transmits about three feet in front of the flag stand and at the point Seavey was narrowly ahead. By how much a fan might ask? How about 00.033 seconds. It was truly an unbelievable finish. Chris Hanson finished well back in the third spot. Marcus Hardina came home fourth. Female super star Cory Andrews finished fifth. These same B.C.R.A midget lites will be in Marysville tomorrow night. Craig Dillard won the first heat race. Michnowicz picked up the second heat win.

 

Bryan Clauson takes round two of “Indiana Midget Week” at Lincoln Park Speedway

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE —Round two of “Indiana Midget Week” descended upon Lincoln Park Speedway Thursday evening as Bryan Clauson powered his way from a 10th-place starting spot to claim his 34th career win in the USAC Midget Division. Clauson is a two-time Honda National Midget champion and is coming off his second appearance in the Indianapolis 500. Coming off his first career USAC National Midget victory Wednesday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Tanner Thorson powered his Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Toyota to the fast time in qualifying out of 42 entries. Thorson’s ran a 13.130, which was quick time ahead of Jerry Coons Jr. (13.203) and Thorson’s teammate Rico Abreu (13.237). Colten Cottle, Steve Buckwalter, Chris Bell and Gage Walker were heat winners while Coons, Darren Hagen, Spencer Bayston and Hayden Williams all made the A-main through the semi-feature. Tyler Thomas led the first couple of circuits from his pole spot, but Abreu was flying high along the cushion at the top of the Putnamville oval. He rocketed into the lead on the third lap and would hold that lead for the majority of the A-main. Behind him however, Thorson advanced into the second spot and had his sights set on a repeat. Clauson was stalking the lead pack from the opening green flag and had moved up to the fourth spot when a caution flew. On the re-start, Clauson took over second with a slick move on Thorson and it appeared a thrilling battle was in the works. Tracy Hines and Darren Hagen got past Thorson, whose night was taking a rapid turn for the worse. He would spin on lap 17 to bring out a caution as Chris Bell had moved into the top-five after starting back in 16th. On the re-start, Clauson made his move for the lead with a big time slider coming into turn three that gave him the lead over Abreu. Bell slipped through the gap to get by Abreu for the second spot. The field came to a halt shortly afterwards as Thorson clipped the front stretch wall and flipped wildly into turn one. He climbed out of the car under his own power before being held for observation. With seven laps left in the A-main, Bell made one last shot at the lead, but Clauson held off the hard charging Oklahoman to get his first win of the season and the Curb Records – Dooling Machine #63 Spike/Stanton Mopar. “This week is special to anybody, but especially to somebody like me who grew up here, the Midget Week and Sprintweek wins mean a lot. I don’t get to race full-time in this series now, but we’re trying to get this team an owner’s championship, too. Rusty (Kunz) has these things good, especially when things get slick and technical. We weren’t quite as good as those guys at the top of three and four, but we could move around and that gave us the chance to go by them. This place can get so technical, and you have to be close to perfect to have a chance. It’s a fun place, and a real driver’s race track,” Clauson said. Bell came home second in the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports – Toyota TRD #71 Bullet/Speedway Toyota a night after crashing at Gas City. “It was a really tough deal tonight. It was so technical, and you couldn’t run it too hard and make mistakes with that curb being so firm. I didn’t get a good lap down in qualifying, and that buried us, but Bryan was back there pretty far too. I could use the bottom through one and two to get some guys, and we could roll the cushion nicely on the other end. We’ve had to pass a ton of cars in the last week, but we just have to be better early in the night,” Bell said. Tracy Hines credited patience for his third-place run against many of the nation’s top midget drivers. Hines took a 25-point lead into Friday’s “Indiana Midget Week” stop at Bloomington Speedway with another podium finish aboard the Parker Machinery – Turbines, Inc. #24 Spike/Stanton Toyota. “Tonight was the difference between making good laps down low and trying to wait out the mistakes they made up high. They were a bit better, and we got back to about fifth at one point before taking advantage of some bobbles to get back to third. We had some things off for the race last night, but we got those fixed and had another good night tonight,” Hines said. In the UMP Modified feature, Devin Gilpin powered away from Tyler Nicely over the second half of the race to pick up the victory as Bradley Sterrett took third ahead of Roy Bruce Jr. and Jay Humphrey Jr. The sprint car A-main went to Kevin Thomas Jr., who held off a late challenge from Brady Short as Chad Boespflug placed third followed by Dave Darland, Brady Bacon and Bryan Clauson. Max McGhee, Jarrett Andretti, Shane Cottle and Brandon Mattox wrapped up the top-10.

Lincoln Park Speedway USAC Midgets FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Rico Abreu, 5. Jerry Coons Jr., 6. Darren Hagen,7. Tyler Thomas, 8. Chase Stockon, 9. Spencer Bayston, 10. Kevin Thomas Jr., 11. Davey Ray, 12. Gage Walker, 13. Hayden Williams, 14. Dave Darland, 15. Tony DiMattia, 16. Nathan Smee, 17. Alex Bright, 18. Brad Mosen, 19. Colten Cottle, 20. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 21. Tanner Thorson, 22. Ryan Bernal, 23. Tyler Courtney, 24. Steve Buckwalter.

**Bayston flipped during qualifying. DiMattia flipped during the first heat. Thorson flipped on lap 24 of the feature. Mosen flipped on lap 26 of the feature. FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 T.Thomas, Laps 3-21 Abreu, Laps 22-30 Clauson.

Sprint car feature 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Brady Short, 3. Chad Boespflug, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Max McGhee, 8. Jarrett Andretti, 9. Shane Cottle, 10. Brandon Mattox, 11. Aaron Farney, 12. Scott Hampton, 13. Josh Hodges, 14. Chris Phillips, 15. Nate McMillin, 16. Jadon Rogers, 17. Frank Flud, 18. Shelby Vangilder, 19. Landon Simon, 20. Bill Rose

UMP Modified feature 1. Devin Gilpin, 2. Tyler Nicely, 3. Bradley Sterrett, 4. Roy Bruce Jr., 5. Jay Humphrey Jr., 6. Dan Lewellen, 7. Tyler Loughmiller, 8. Scott Ricketts, 9. Josh McDaniel, 10. Joe Godsey, 11. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 12. Gary Ricketts, 13. Jeff Deckard, 14. Brent Hudson, 15. JR Watkins, 16. Jake Humphrey, 17. Kenny Carmichael Sr.

 

 

Hibbard, Kocks, Towns, And Sine Score Kids Night Wins At CGS

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of HighLine Image and Design) Cottage Grove Speedway would play host to several hundred children as the historic 1/4-mile clay oval had Kids Night on Saturday June 6th. Classes in the pit area included the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, and Street Stocks. The night was a great success and we want to thank all of the drivers that donated bikes to be given away to all the children.

Seizing the lead on lap one in the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints Medford's Dave Hibbard would blaze the trail. Hibbard would receive some pressure, especially by the Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law/State Representitive Cedric Ross Hayden/All Seasons Equipment/LaChance Kofoid Enterprises #5D KPC of Cottage Grove native Patrick Dills, but he would hold on despite getting caught up in lapped traffic. Dills would spin on lap nineteen while mounting a challenge on the leader. On the ensuing restart Hibbard would master it and went on to win his third race of the season in his C&H Motorsports/Dave's Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators/Tangible Real Estate Investments #3 Zeitler.

The Clark Printing/Todd's Auto Body/BC Motorsports/Team 85 #85 Rocket of Thurston's Ricky Ashley was second followed by Colby Carter, of Cottage Grove and in his Huddle Automotive Repair/Royal Flush Environmental Services/Oregon West RV/Hedge Carter Gutter Service #71 XXX, ended his night third. The rest of the top five would be made up of Roseburg's Orion Redmond in fourth, piloting the Redmond Trucking/Umpqua Sand & Gravel/Double R Powdercoating/Ken's Dry Cleaning #12 J&J, while Patrick Dills rallied to a fifth place finish.

Despite several cautions in the IMCA Modified feature it would be an exciting race. In the first four laps there would be four different leaders. Jason Kocks, from Creswell, seemed to have the field covered but with all the cautions it was very difficult for him to establish a massive lead in his Curt Deatherage Auto Electric/Art Hiatt Motors/Oregon Electric Service/Riviera Barber Shop #45 S.D.M.F. Kocks would lose the coveted position to Kinzer Cox, from Cottage Grove, on lap nineteen.

Unfortunately a few moments later the two would get together at the start/finish line and the Robert Howell Logging/Hard Knocks Brewing/Scoggins Creek Coffee/Jerry Robinette Performance Carburetors #1K Loose Gruff, of Cox, sustained too much damage to be able to continue. Kocks would lead the rest of the way to score his first win of the 2015 campaign.

Scott Lenz of Shady Cove, driving the Don Roemer owned Cascade Auto Recycling/Lenz Chiropractic #83L Shaw, was the runner-up with the Eastside Rollforming Specialties/Raceprint.com #10 Pro of Creswell's Gus Cooper ending his evening in third. Springfield chauffeur Steven Sturdevant managed to finish fourth in his Springfield Tire Factory/Tan Republic #11 X-Factor while the Superior Fuel Cells/A&A Magnetics/Storage Depot #0P X-Factor of Philomath teenager Briley Pompe was fifth.

In the Late Model feature Salem's Britton Donahoo would really impress some fans after taking the lead on lap four. Donahoo, in his O&O Farms/Kartco Racing #5 MasterSbilt, would be the pace setter until lap seven when Curtis Towns of Cottage Grove would pass him. Towns, in the Paul Culp owned Superior Fuel Cells/All Pro Steel/Rapid Delivery Service/Superior Silkscreen & Emproidary #42 X-Factor, held on the rest of the way to get back to the winner's circle for the fourth time in 2015.

Britton Donahoo was an impressive second while behind him in third was the My Boys Slate Fired Pizza/Taylor Restaurant Equipment #18 MasterSbilt of Blaine Taylor from Pleasant Hill. Eugene's Randy Martin managed to get fourth, in his Seth Anderson Racing Engines/Team S.D.M.F. #88M Warrior, and the Redwood Northwest/West End Performance/Colleen's One Stop Bird Shop #422 GRT, piloted by Chuck Christian and also from Eugene, was fifth.

Finally in the Street Stock ranks it would be another dominating performance by Eugene driver Chris Sine. Evan Britton of Cottage Grove was the leader for the first half of the race in his D&L Truck Parts/Robert Howell Logging/Todd's Auto Body/Clark Printing #85 Nova. On lap ten the teenager would lose the position to the Pro Auto Racing/Murphy Plywood/Pure Romance by April/Stipe Engine Specialties/Blind Pig Bar & Grill #24 Camaro of Sine. Sine would keep his mount out in front for the remainder of the feature to capture his fifth straight main event win at CGS.

Evan Britton was second and Cottage Grove's Jeff Casto would finish third in his Casto Family Racing #3 Monte Carlo. Redmond driver Robbie Ulam was fourth in the Ol' Skool Auto Repair & Race Cars/Babcock Trucking & Excavating #69 Camaro followed by the Babcock Trucking & Excavating/Ol' Skool Racing Auto Repair & Race Cars/Stipe Engine Specialties/4U Simple Bookeeping #93 Camaro of Redmond's Scott Lehman in fifth.

Cottage Grove Speedway will be hosting their second Kage Kart race of 2015 on Friday June 12th. General admission to the Kart race will be FREE of charge. Pit Passes are $10.00 and Car and Driver fees will be $30.00. The Pit Gate will open up around 3:00 PM and the Pit Meeting is at 6:00 PM with Hot Laps and Racing to follow.

Saturday June 13th will be Ladies Night at Cottage Grove Speedway. All Ladies get into the races for FREE. Classes racing include the 360 Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods, and Street Stocks. Admission prices are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $10.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $5.00, 5 & Under FREE, and a Family Pass (consisting of two adults and up to four youths) is $35.00. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45.

Be sure and keep up to date with the latest news and information on CGS by logging on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call the Northwest Track Hotline at (360)-699-RACE. Don't miss out on the Facebook fan page by logging on to your account, search Cottage Grove Speedway, and hitting “Like”.

Race Summary: Kids Night Saturday June 6th, 2015 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Late Models A Feature: 1. 42-Curtis Towns; 2. 5-Britton Donahoo; 3. 18-Blaine Taylor; 4. 88M-Randy Martin; 5. 422-Chuck Christian; 6. 20-Josh Sim; 7. 88P-Mike Peters; 8. 16-Rob Williams; 9. 78-Ed Peters; DNS 08-Kye Frick

Clark Printing Extreme Sprints A Feature: 1. 3-David Hibbard; 2. 85-Ricky Ashley; 3. 71-Colby Carter; 4. 12-Orion Redmond; 5. 5D-Patrick Dills; 6. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 7. 70-Raquel Ivie; 8. 57-Dusty Redmond; 9. 28-Mark Herz; 10. 10K-Don Waddell; 11. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 12. 1-Bailey Hibbard

 

 

Funtime Promotions, Elma WA

The full grandstands of fans at Grays Harbor Raceway were treated to another great night of dirt track racing around the 3/8 banked clay oval with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series. Snohomish driver Reece Goetz and Colton Heath of Marysville would lead the 22 car field to the green flag for the 30 lap feature. Goetz would take the early lead, with Heath looking to chase him down. Burlington driver Jason Solwold would move by Valleyview, Alberta's Steve Reeves for the third position, and look to get by Heath out of turn 2 on lap 2, Heath would have more momentum on the high side of raceway and keep the second position. Heath would get to the back bumper of Goetz and look to make a pass out of turn two, but the high side would work in Goetz's advantage. The first caution of the feature would be for Enumclaw's Nick Thornhill, as he would spin to a stop in turn two on lap 7. Goetz would lead Heath, and Solwold to the green flag on the restart. Solwold would get by Heath for the second position out of turn two on the high side and look to chase down Reece Goetz. Plenty of battling throughout the field would see slide jobs traded back and forth for numerous positions. Solwold would get by Goetz, on a lap 12 restart, and take the lead down the backstretch. Goetz would try to look to the inside, but couldn't make the pass on Solwold. The first red flag of the evening would come out for an incident that started after contact between Jayme Barnes of Everett, and Henry Van Dam of Enumclaw, causing Van Dam to have major damage and go to the infield, while going into the infield the car would catch fire out left side. While that happened, Thornhill would get upside down in turn four, after contact with the turn four wall. Both drivers were ok. Setting up a green, white, checkered restart, Solwold would lead Puyallup's Trey Starks, Goetz, and Heath, Solwold would get a great restart, and go on to pick up the Summer Thunder Sprint Series feature. Colton Heath, Trey Starks, Reece Goetz, and Cam Smith would round out the top five. Heat race winners earlier in the evening were Brock Lemley, Reece Goetz, and Trey Starks with Jason Solwold picking up fast time.

Summer Thunder Sprint Series Fast Time: 18 Jason Solwold Heat 1: 1. 22B Brock Lemley, 2. 21 Robbie Price, 3. 18 Jason Solwold, 4. 57 Bud Ashe, 5. 5R Steve Reeves, 6. 36 Chris Schmelze, 7. 9s Dan Dunlap Heat 2: 1. 9R Reece Goetz, 2. 7N Jared Peterson, 3. 33V Henry Van Dam, 4. 33 Colton Heath, 5. 44H Travis Jacobson, 6. 0J Jay Cole, 7. 12 Nick Thornhill, 8. 17X Cory Samuelson Heat 3: 1. 55 Trey Starks, 2. 17 Cam Smith, 3. 56 Justin Youngquist, 4. 9 Jayme Barnes, 5. 97R Jason Reed, 6. 50 Evan Margeson, 7. 91 Chase Goetz A-Main: 1. Solwold, 2. Heath, 3. Starks, 4. Reece Goetz, 5. Smith, 6. Cole, 7. Lemley, 8. Peterson, 9. Price, 10. Jacobson, 11. Margeson, 12. Chase Goetz, 13. Reed, 14. Schmelze, 15. Youngquist, 16. Ashe, 17. Reeves, 18. Barnes, 19. Dunlap, 20. Thornhill, 21. Samuelson

 

 

The Wildas’ Win at STARS Season Opener

By: Kale Fisher (MORRIS, IL – June 6, 2015)—The Short Track Auto Racing Series (STARS) season opener was all about honoring the late Patrick Wilda Jr., who lost his life in an industrial accident in January. The D’Arcy GMC National Midgets named this race the Patrick Wilda Memorial Race. The night allowed everyone to remember a great man, friend, and competitor. Early on in the National Midget feature it looked as if the #36 of Jimmy Anderson was going to run away with the win. However with fourteen laps to go he broke coming down the front stretch. This led to a battle to the end with #4 Brad Greenup and #88 Billy Hulbert. With 5 laps to go the yellow came out and Greenup took off on the restart and took his QRock100.7, Window World midget for Greenup Motorsports to victory lane. In second was Billy Hubert in the Troutman Escavating midget for Hulbert racing. Rounding out the top 3 was the #11 of Tyler Baran. The night was topped off when winning driver Brad Greenup gave his feature winning trophy to Patrick Wilda Jr’s parents. The Wilda’s were also presented with the feature checkered flags. Before the race began the flags were signed by all the drivers racing, and any race officials, crew or team members that had participated with Wilda. The Wilda’s were also presented with a race helmet honoring their late son which all the National Midget and Illini Racing Series (IRS) drivers signed along with STARS Race Director Everett Holt and the flagmen. Race winner Greenup had these things to say about the race and the late Patrick Wilda Jr. “This race means a lot to me. Patrick’s driving style was always fun to watch. At all times he gave it his all and that is what I really admire about him and that’s kind of what I was thinking about in my helmet during this race, I got to win this one for Patrick”. Race runner up Hulbert said, “Finishing second means a lot to me, to my dad, and to the pit crew. We were doing this for the Wilda family. Whether we won, finished second, third, fourth, or fifth it still means a lot.” Other winners on the night included; Nathan Bertino (Legacy) and Ed Enser (Modified). Next Saturday June 13, 2015, STARS will have all five divisions competing. Stay connected with STARS on their website,www.shorttrackauto.comand Facebook page, www.facebook.com/shorttrackauto, to see what will be happening this racing season.

 

Thomas and Miller Steal the Final Night of Illinois SPEED Week

June 8, 2015

Belleville, IL. - Tyler Thomas of Owasso, Oklahoma streaked to his first POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of the 2015 season for the thrilling fourth and final night of Illinois SPEED Week presented by Toyota at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois. Joe B. Miller of Millersville, Missouri earned his first POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series victory in 2015, holding off several challenges and cautions.

It took Tyler Thomas until the final night of Illinois SPEED Week to snag a victory, as the Owasso, Oklahoma native had previously started on the pole at both Quincy Raceways and Jacksonville Speedway. Leading the field to green for the Illinois SPEED Week finale, the Bryan Thomas-owned Esslinger-powered #91T Spike Chassis shared the front row with Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada. Coming to the stripe, Thomas would barely edge Thorson for the lead of lap one, only for Thorson to slide Thomas in typical Belle Vegas fashion entering turn number one. As Thorson worked away from Thomas, Tyler Robbins of Collinsville, Illinois would come to an abrupt stop and collect Kyle Schuett of Philo, Illinois. Robbins would be done for the evening, but Schuett's Esslinger-powered BOSS Chassis would re-fire and tag the tail of the field.

With seven laps down, Thorson would show the way until the red flag flew for Chett Gehrke who jumped the cushion in turns three and four before flipping and collecting Kyle Schuett. Gehrke would be alright, but done for the remainder of the event. With 10 down, Thorson's lead would be short lived as the field returned to green. Diving to the bottom of turn one, Thomas would throw a slide job on Thorson that would stick coming off turn two. Thorson would attempt to return the favor entering turn three, but the slider wouldn't even faze Thomas. While Thomas focused on placing ground between himself and Thorson, lap traffic would be lurking around the corner.

On lap 19, the red flag would fly as Ryan Robinson would do a 360 on the back stretch collecting fellow Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate and then second place runner Tanner Thorson, sending Thorson into the wall and flipping. Thorson would be alright, but done for the remainder of the event.

Leading the field back to green, Tyler Thomas would lay chase from Abreu as he started working away from the field and towards lap traffic, all the while as Andrew Felker battled his way to towards the top three. Felker would officially take position from Andy Malpocker coming to the stripe on the last lap. Coming in fourth was Andy Malpocker and rounding out the top five was Bryan Clauson.

"We haven't touched the racecar since Thursday night," said Tyler Thomas. "It has been on a rail. First of all, I want to thank my dad, he's behind all the setup on this car and had it rolling all weekend. I just can't say enough about everyone involved. Hopefully we can be back in victory lane soon."

"We just got beat by a great car," explained Rico Abreu. "Tyler and his dad have been working on that thing and they're getting it fast. They're starting to click and definitely the car to beat every night. If not, he's always in the hunt, so congratulations to them. We just got to get our car a little better. This track is really tricky. It's a fun one to come to."

"I can't thank my dad and sponsors enough," stated Andrew Felker. "The car was on a rail that last ten laps, just fought my way back too early and got back to eighth there. At the end it was just who could hit the wall the hardest it felt like. I'm pretty sure I hit the wall two or three times the last lap to get to third. I can't thank all my sponsors enough for giving me this opportunity. Hats off to the track prep. It's not every day that you can run the fence like that."

Joe B. Miller of Millersville, Missouri took the 20 lap POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro feature after starting outside the front row to Andrew Peters. Gaining the early advantage, Miller would hold off Peters until Nathan Benson would overtake Luke Verardi for third and set his sights on second. A late race caution allowed Benson to get past Verardi and close in, but the laps ran out as Miller earned his first POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series victory of 2015. Second went to Nathan Benson, while Andrew Peters took third. Fourth went to Luke Verardi, a career best finish for the Taylorville, Illinois native and, Frank Galusha rounded out the top five.

"I love running with Andrew," said Joe B. Miller. "We always race really hard together. Jason Cooper came tonight and helped me on tires. Chad's been busting his butt all week and Jamie and I have been on the road since Thursday."

"We just started too far back these last two nights, but hats off to Joe B., he ran a heck of a race," stated Nathan Benson. "Thanks to Dave Byers, who helped us all week. He couldn't be here tonight, so my wife and boy filled in. We were scrambling, but we had the car pretty good there at the end."

"We did a lot better than we did yesterday," said Andrew Peters. "I got to thank my dad, Brad, and all my sponsors. If it wasn't for them, we couldn't do it."

Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 5D - Brock Maskovich, Heat 2: 63 - Bryan Clauson, Heat 3: 67 - Tanner Thorson, Heat 4: 56 - Alex Bright, Heat 5: 97K - Rico Abreu, Heat 6: 17 - Darren Hagen

Great Clips Qualifier Winners: Qualifier 1: 91T - Tyler Thomas, Qualifier 2: 67 - Tanner Thorson

Toyota Feature Winner: 91T - Tyler Thomas

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 91T - Tyler Thomas 2. 97K - Rico Abreu 3. 11A - Andrew Felker 4. 22 - Andy Malpocker 5. 63 - Bryan Clauson 6. 56 - Alex Bright 7. 71 - Christopher Bell 8. 91 - Dereck King 9. 17 - Darren Hagen 10. 39 - Spencer Bayston 11. 55 - Jerry Coons Jr 12. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 13. 7 - Austin Brown 14. 50 - Daniel Adler 15. 9K - Kyle Schuett 16. 67 - Tanner Thorson 17. 73 - Jason McDougal 18. 97 - Ryan Robinson 19. 12 - JB Gilbert 20. 5D - Brock Maskovich 21. 11C - Chett Gehrke 22. 35T - Tyler Robbins 23. 25M - Derrick Myers

Micros

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 22S - Slater Helt, Heat 2: 42 - Andy Bishop, Heat 3: 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch, Heat 4: 8H - Matt Howard , Heat 5: 12 - Frank Galusha, Heat 6: 51B - Joe B Miller

Great Clips Qualifier Winners: Qualifier 1: 94 - Andrew Peters, Qualifier 2: 51B - Joe B Miller, Qualifier 3: 12 - Frank Galusha

Toyota Feature Winner: 51B - Joe B Miller

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Feature Results (20 laps): 1. 51B - Joe B Miller 2. 2B - Nathan Benson 3. 94 - Andrew Peters 4. 28 - Luke Verardi 5. 12 - Frank Galusha 6. 73 - Jason McDougal 7. 77W - Joey Wirth 8. 7C - Chris Cochran 9. 31 - Dylan Kadous 10. 8H - Matt Howard 11. 3 - Ayrton Gennetten 12. 45 - Lucas Pejakovich 13. 8V - Gabe Verardi 14. 37H - Nicholas Howard 15. 30T - Tyler Vantoll 16. 12C - Carlee Gress 17. 98P - Miles Paulus 18. 8 - Josh Marcham 19. 3B - Shelby Bosie 20. 14X - Christian Ray 21. 118 - Scott Evans 22. 14 - Kurt Westerfield 23. 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Maas, Schlafke, Hafemann, Goeden and Mueller win at PDTR Plymouth, WI 6-6-2015

By: Amy Juech

Feldman Sales and Service Grand Nationals were first this evening with Barry Maas and Mark Feibersetting the pace. Don Sorce Jr. and Kevin Lubach made up the next row. Maas seized the lead immediately followed by Sorce until a caution waved for Dave Holm spinning in turns 3 &4. Kevin Lubach spins Brian Giles into the infield resulting in a black flag for Lubach. Second caution was for Matt Loehr spinning. Maas continues to lead with Sorce trailing and Roger Lee looking in. Giles is slowly making his way back towards the front using the inside groove after spinning earlier. Lee passed Sorce and Brad Lubach was knocking on the door too. Giles just passed a hard charging Mark Fieber for tenth. Loehrbrought out his second cautionfor stalling on the front stretch. Sorce, Jeff Lammers and Matt Yancey ran the cushion in their search of the leaders. Maas continued to lead the field through all these restarts with a very quick pack. Unfortunate luck for Brad Lubach after rubbing the backstretch wall retired to the pits with mechanical issues. Double checkers flew for Maas (Cascade), Sorce (West Allis), Lee (Windlake), Lammers (Plymouth) and Giles (Plymouth). Hard Charger Steven Weber passing 9. Heat Winners: Barry Maas (Cascade), Mark Fieber (Cascade) and Tim Simon (Fond du Lac)

CellcomOutlaw Compactsstarted with Mike Zitzer and Scott Schlafke leading the field. Kids Club member Sadie Cleveland waved the green flag. Schlafke sprung into first on the drop of the green with Cody Pankow tucked in behind. Brody Rivest started fifth and after two laps was only third, since Schlafke had checked out. Drivers were running the high side on the front and back stretch to grab as much bite as possible before going into the corners. Lonny Schlafke passed Pankow for fourth. After a caution free race the checkers waved for Scott Schlafke (Cleveland), Brody Rivest (Sheboygan), Chris Maas (Oakfield), Lonny Schlafke (Sheboygan) and Cody Pankow (Lomira). Chris Maas was hard charger passing 6. Heat Winner: Brody Rivest (Sheboygan)

Johnny Fahl and Bob Brion make up the front row of the Super Mod feature. Last week winner ButchieHafemann and Roy Stern make up the second row. When the green flag wavedFahl jumped out to the lead running mid to high on the track, closely contested by Bob Brion. Positions stay consistent till a caution waved for Ronald Fellers car stalled in turn 3 after coming in contact with the back stretch wall. On the restart Hafemann slid right around Fahl and Brion to gain the lead. Could Hafemann win his second feature in two weeks since his last was back in 1981? Dan Kruschke battles Brion for third. When the checkers flewit wasHafemann(Campbellsport) for a second week, followed by Fahl (Brown Deer), Brion (Plymouth), Stern (Hustisford) and Randy Ostermann (Howard Grove). Hard Charger s wereHafemann and Roger Borth passing 2. Heat Winner: Johnny Fahl (Brown Deer)

AldagHonald Mechanical Sprints pushed off next with Jim Melis and Kurt Davis on the front row. Melis pulled out to lead and Davis almost lost it in turn 2 getting all out of sorts after hitting the cushion. Davis straightens out and gets back into second with Tony Wondra in third.Goeden is quickly maneuvering his way through traffic. Melis is coming up on lapped traffic just as a caution waved for Robbie Pribnow hitting the turn two wall and folding over an axel. Melis runs high on the restart allowing Goeden by on the inside with Kurt Davis in tow. Tim Haddystayed consistent and now battling Goeden for the lead. Goeden started to lap traffic on lap 20. Final caution waves for Kurt Davis and lapped car of NichMelis colliding and hitting the turn 3 and 4 wall. They were both unable to finish the evening. The green, white, checkers restart really changed the final few laps with a few drivers having their best finish of the year. Double checkers few for Goeden (Kewaskum), Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Haddy (Waupun), Chris Clayton (Waldo) and Jason Johnson (Campbellsport). Hard Chargers were Chris Clayton and Justin Miller passing 11 each. B-Main results with these drivers moving onto the feature event: Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Brandon Thone (Plymouth), Justin Miller (Plymouth), Doug Wondra (Oakfield), Scott Conger (Eagle) and Mitchel Yurmanovich (Cascade). Heat Winners: Kurt Davis (West Allis), Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Paul Pokorski (West Bend).

Johnsonville Sausage Late Modelswere the final feature of the evening with Billy Rezitek and Brad Mueller setting the pace. Green flag start was waved off after a few cars got bunched up on the start. Restart was more impressive as Mueller pulled out to an early lead on the high side with Rezitek tucked in behind. Kyle Odekirch found himself surrounded by Schefflers while running fifth. T.J. Dolhun tucked inside Mueller a few times to try and get passed. We had two father/son battles occurring as well; Jim and Justin Schmidt for twelfth, Taylor and Rick Scheffler for fourth. Tim Buhler caught the turn 2 wall with minor damage to spoiler. Mueller was running more and more of the middle line trying to hold off T.J. Dolhun. Mueller caught lapped traffic and passes them on the inside on lap 20. Rezitek attempted to pass Dolhun on the closing laps. Checkers flew for Brad Mueller (Random Lake) on his 100th night of racing at PDTR, T.J. Dolhun (Milwaukee), Billy Rezitek (Big Bend), Taylor and Rick Scheffler (Waukesha). Heat Winners: Taylor Scheffler and Tim Buhler

Thank you to the evening Trophy Sponsor J-Machine who also donated an extra $25 to each A-Main 7th place finisher. Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Arriaga A $1200 Winner In Winged 360 Sprints At Antioch Speedway, Jimmy Perry III wins Second Wingless Spec Sprint Feature

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...June 6...Shawn Arriaga won a late race duel with veteran Art McCarthy to score an impressive victory in the Northern All Stars Winged 360 Sprint Car 20 lap Main Event. The win made Arriaga the fourth different winner in as many races this year as he continues to maintain the point lead. It also paid $1200 to the second generation racer. Jimmy Perry III survived a wild Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event for his second win of the season.

Promoter John Soares Jr. and Oval Motorsports has made the commitment to build a Winged 360 Sprint Car class and is paying $1200 to win and $150 to start as the class slowly builds a car count. Soares has pointed out that at 16 cars, the win will pay $1500, and there were 10 cars for Saturday night's race. There were two heat races, and previous winner Jake Haulot won his heat ahead of Dustin Golobic. Jeremy Burt was the other heat winner ahead of McCarthy.

McCarthy was the winner of the season opener and is still very much in title contention this year. After his second place finish last time out, the veteran McCarthy was leading the Main Event when Arriaga moved his #56 car into second The third generation racer Arriaga finally pulled underneath McCarthy on the final lap to make the winning pass. Arriga was the happy winner ahead of McCarthy and Golobic. Jeremy Burt had won a pair of features not long after the track had been expanded in Turns 1 and 2 back in 2009. The past Marysville champion would finish fourth in his first Antioch start of the season. Chase Wood was fifth as Haulot, Chris Magoon, Brayden McMahon, Ricky Brophy and Dan Gonderman completed the finishing order.

With the new "Econo" rules package, the Wingless Spec Sprint Car count is starting to come back around, but attrition would get the better of most of them in the Main Event. Jeremy Newberry would be one who didn't get through the Main Event unscathed, but he did win his heat race ahead of Alan Miranda. Kyle Standley won the other heat race ahead of Rick Panfili.

Perry had the pole position and he had his white #21p car running stronger this time around. Behind him, attrition whittled away at the field as drivers fell out one by one. Perry would go on to win for the second time this season, and hard luck racer Alan Miranda was a happy second place finisher. The battle for third ended the race and sent Newberry flipping. Newberry, point leader Kyle Bakkie and Roy Fisher were all unable to continue and were scored in that order to complete the Top 5. Young Chase Wood Jr. was credited with a sixth place finish ahead of Panfili, Standley, Marcus Smith and David Dias.

The two Sprint Car classes return to Antioch Speedway for another race on June 20th.

 

 

Montpelier Motor Speedway June 6th Results

By Bob Buffenbarger

Montpelier, IN — (June 6, 2015) — Jared Horstman won Saturday night’s Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature event Saturday night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The win was Horstman’s second victory of the weekend following his win on Friday night at Limaland Motorsports Park in National Racing Alliance competition.

Horstman started on the front row and led every lap of the 25-lap feature that was only slowed once for a lap 14 caution. Outside front row starter Max Stambaugh held onto second until the final lap when Dustin Daggett slide by for the runner up spot. Stambaugh held on for third while Hud Horton and Randy Hannagan rounded out the top five.
Congratulations to our June 6th Winners at the Montpelier Motor Speedway!
NRA/SOD Winged Sprint Cars – Jared Horstman – Ottoville, Ohio
UMP Modifieds – #R19 Ryan Ramseyer – Bluffton, Indiana
Super Streets – ‪#‎F5 Ron Flaugh – Converse, Indiana
Thunder Cars – #001 Jerald Owens – Marion, Indiana
K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders & Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt
(23 Entries)
A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)
1. 17-Jared Horstman[3] ;
2. 2M-Dustin Daggett[6] ;
3. 6m-Max Stambaugh[2] ;
4. 28-Hud Horton[8] ;
5. 22h-Randy Hannagan[13] ;
6. 23-Devon Dobie[7] ;
7. 49-Shawn Dancer[5] ;
8. 10X-Dustin Stroup[9] ;
9. 83-Kyle Sauder[16] ;
10. 11-Tim Allison[10] ;
11. 8J-Jess Stiger[12] ;
12. 11R-Chase Ridenour[11] ;
13. 49-Gregg Dalman[4] ;
14. 35-Ron Blair[19] ;
15. 27-Brad Lamberson[15] ;
16. 7K-Kyle Pitts[14] ;
17. 6S-JR Stewart[21] ;
18. 12R-Nick Roberts[17] ;
19. 22R-Kevin Roberts[20] ;
20. 61x-Lucas Smith[18] ;
21. 77-Zane Devault[22] ;
22. 27x-Jared Lamberson[23] ;
23. 12J-Tyler Moore[1]
Heat 1 – (8 Laps)
1. 49-Gregg Dalman[1] ; 2. 12J-Tyler Moore[2] ; 3. 23-Devon Dobie[4] ; 4. 11-Tim Allison[5] ; 5. 22h-Randy Hannagan[8] ; 6. 83-Kyle Sauder[7] ; 7. 35-Ron Blair[6] ; 8. 77-Zane Devault[3]
Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 17-Jared Horstman[2] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 3. 28-Hud Horton[3] ; 4. 11R-Chase Ridenour[4] ; 5. 7K-Kyle Pitts[5] ; 6. 12R-Nick Roberts[6] ; 7. 22R-Kevin Roberts[7] ; 8. 27x-Jared Lamberson[8]
Heat 3 – (8 Laps)
1. 6m-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett[6] ; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 5. 27-Brad Lamberson[4] ; 6. 61x-Lucas Smith[7] ; 7. 6S-JR Stewart[5]
UMP Modifieds
(20 Entries)
$100 Win Bonus Sponsored By Dairy Queen of Plymouth, Indiana
A-Main 1 – (20 Laps)
1. R19-Ryan Ramseyer[2] ;
2. 65-Todd Sherman[20] ;
3. 147-Billy Haager[1] ;
4. 4S-Rob Starkey[8] ;
5. 188-Aaron Orr[6] ;
6. 22TL-Bill Lewis[4] ;
7. 22T-Tony Anderson[5] ;
8. 43-Eric Morris[10] ;
9. 01-Andrew Clark[7] ;
10. 96-Pete Wormcastle[11] ;
11. 9s-Erny Gengrich[17] ;
12. 30-Jon Rainey[12] ;
13. 14A-Andy Rennaker[16] ;
14. 14S-Jessica Sroufe[9] ;
15. 51-Cody Timmerman[14] ;
16. 14B-Josh Betts[18] ;
17. 7m-Kyle McIntyre[19] ;
18. 55D-Brandon Dailey[15] ;
19. 6-Andy Bishop[3] ;
20. 9-Travis Nichols[13]
Heat 1 – (8 Laps)
1. R19-Ryan Ramseyer[5] ; 2. 6-Andy Bishop[6] ; 3. 01-Andrew Clark[5] ; 4. 43-Eric Morris[3] ; 5. 9-Travis Nichols[2] ; 6. 14A-Andy Rennaker[1] ; 7. 65-Todd Sherman[7]
Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 22T-Tony Anderson[2] ; 2. 147-Billy Haager[1] ; 3. 4S-Rob Starkey[7] ; 4. 96-Pete Wormcastle[3] ; 5. 51-Cody Timmerman[6] ; 6. 9s-Erny Gengrich[4] ; 7. 7m-Kyle McIntyre[5]
Heat 3 – (8 Laps)
1. 188-Aaron Orr[1] ; 2. 22TL-Bill Lewis[4] ; 3. 14S-Jessica Sroufe[3] ; 4. 30-Jon Rainey[2] ; 5. 55D-Brandon Dailey[5] ; 6. 14B-Josh Betts[6]
Super Streets
25 Entries
Presented By Bach Promotional Products – Lima, Ohio (567) 204-6941 – www.bachpromos.com
A-Main 1 – (15 Laps)
1. 5F-Ron Flaugh[5] ;
2. 9s-Mason Stewart[4] ;
3. 57-Josh Malott[8] ;
4. 7-Terry Sroufe[3] ;
5. 5-Johnny Magee[2] ;
6. 22T-Tony Anderson[1] ;
7. 8-Tommy Wallace[16] ;
8. 86-Luke Timmerman[7] ;
9. 17j-Jared Klay[9] ;
10. 87-Mark Keith[11] ;
11. 73-Jeff Baldauf[13] ;
12. 36-Adam Schaeff[18] ;
13. 00-Brett Clark[19] ;
14. 76-Tony Homan[17] ;
15. 51-Jay Huber[14] ;
16. 68MC-Rob Love[20] ;
17. 89-Keith Schockency[10] ;
18. 1W-Mark Wooten[12] ;
19. 7B-Jason Jimison[6] ;
20. 18-Logan Kirkman[15]
Heat 1 – (8 Laps)
1. 7-Terry Sroufe[1] ; 2. 5F-Ron Flaugh[5] ; 3. 86-Luke Timmerman[3] ; 4. 89-Keith Schockency[4] ; 5. 73-Jeff Baldauf[8] ; 6. 36-Adam Schaeff[7] ; 7. 99-Trevor Mccollough[9] ; 8. 17-David Norman[6] ; 9. 69-Eric Manning[2]
Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 7B-Jason Jimison[4] ; 2. 9s-Mason Stewart[3] ; 3. 57-Joshua Malott[6] ; 4. 87-Mark Keith[5] ; 5. 51-Jay Huber[2] ; 6. 76-Tony Homan[1] ; 7. 00-Brett Clark[8] ; 8. 52G-Stacey Gazarek[7]
Heat 3 – (8 Laps)
1. 22T-Tony Anderson[8] ; 2. 5-Jonny Mghee[3] ; 3. 17j-Jared Klay[4] ; 4. 1W-Mark Wooten[2] ; 5. 18-Logan Kirkman[7] ; 6. 8-Tommy Wallace[5] ; 7. 68MC-Rob Love[6] ; 8. 98-Wilbert Ramey[1]
B-Main 1 – (10 Laps)
1. 8-Tommy Wallace[3] ; 2. 76-Tony Homan[2] ; 3. 36-Adam Schaeff[1] ; 4. 00-Brett Clark[5] ; 5. 68MC-Rob Love[6] ; 6. 52G-Stacey Gazarek[8] ; 7. 99-Trevor Mccollough[4] ; 8. 69-Eric Manning[10] ; 9. 17-David Norman[7] ; 10. 98-Wilbert Ramey[9]
Thunder Cars
17 Entries
Presented By Turn Key Motorsports – Knightstown, Indiana
A-Main 1 – (15 Laps)
1. 001-Jerald Owens[2] ;
2. 1m-Johnny Maghee[12] ;
3. 1-Ervin Turner, Jr[4] ;
4. 95-Wryan Collis[10] ;
5. 17-Steve Mills[7] ;
6. 10-Mike Oler[17] ;
7. 24-Darol Floyd[13] ;
8. 12X-Josh Owens[3] ;
9. 222-Doug Dunica[9] ;
10. 43-Corey Brown[5] ;
11. 7D-Allen Davis, Sr[1] ;
12. 9-Travis Nichols[6] ;
13. 2-James Watters[16] ;
14. 3N-Kaleb Nutter[8] ;
15. 44-Damion Watters[14] ;
16. 911-George Banter[15] ;
17. 21-Andy Sherley[11]
Heat 1 – (8 Laps)
1. 001-Jerald Owens[7] ; 2. 12X-Josh Owens[2] ; 3. 43-Corey Brown[1] ; 4. 17-Steve Mills[9] ; 5. 222-Doug Dunica[8] ; 6. 21-Andy Sherley[6] ; 7. 24-Darol Floyd[3] ; 8. 911-George Banter[5] ; 9. 10-Mike Oler[4]
Heat 2 – (8 Laps)
1. 1-Ervin Turner, Jr[2] ; 2. 7D-Allen Davis, Sr[4] ; 3. 9-Travis Nichols[1] ; 4. 3N-Kaleb Nutter[5] ; 5. 95-Wryan Collis[6] ; 6. 1m-Johnny Magee[7] ; 7. 44-Damion Watters[3] ; 8. 2-James Watters[8]

 

 

Double-X Speedway California, MO

June 7, 2015

Night three of Sunday Night Thunder is in the books with four classes of cars and drivers competing at Double-X Speedway in California, MO. While there was excitement in all four classes, the 600cc Micro Sprint featue event provided some of the closest action on the clay oval. Front row starters Dean Hathman and Ryan Marsch had both earned convincing victories in their respective heat races and set up the possibility of an exciting feature event. Marsch took the lead on lap one and set sail, however it ws by no means an easy cruise. Hathman gave chase early but succumbed to hard charging Jimmy Dowell who set his sights on the leader. Dowell hounded Marsch high and low trying to find a way to pass the leader. As the white flag waved Dowell made one last run on the high side but Marsch held off the Boonville, MO driver by a car length to claim the victory. Dowell claimed a hard fought second with Dean Hathman third, Dwayne Benson fourth and Scott Hathman rounded out the top five.

The Street Stock class put on a very racy feature event again this week, Defending feature winner Steve Beach jumped out to an early lead and was setting a good pace until an incident in turn one saw the leader spin to the inside of the tack. As a result Todd McCoin inherited the lead and was feeling the pressure of Curt Turpin. Ultimately the pace proved too much as McCoin's engine expired on lap 12 and he retired into the pit area. Turpin led lap 11 but could not hold off veteran Dale Berry who led the last two laps to claim the checkered flag. Turpin was a strong second, Cole Henson drove a smooth race to claim third, Andrew Roark finished fourth and Jeff Offerman claimed fifth. The heat races were claimed by Beach and McCoin.

In the Hobby Stock class Gage Wineland returned to victory lane with another consistent run at the front. Kevin Prall and Rudy Wirts staged a battle for the runner up spot with Prall edging Wirts for second. Wirts finished a strong third in his new ride for this season. Last week's feature winner Mike Schrader came home in fourth and Chuck Coffey rounded out the top five. Prall and Wineland were the heat race winners.

Returning from racing on the west coast, Jonathan Cornell picked up victory number two of the 2015 season at Double-X in the Winged Sprint Car division. With heat race victors Josh Fisher and Cornell starting on the front row, Cornell won the drag race into turn one at the drop of the green and would hold the point for the duration of the event. Fisher gave chase but got into the backstretch wall trying to avoid a spinning car, ending his night. The restart saw Cornell leading Evan Martin and Tyer Blank. Martin would settle into second and Blank into third until turn one would bite Balnk as well and he retired to the pit area with steering damage. Following Cornell under the checkered flags would be Evan Martin in second, one spot better than his dad Randy Martin, who finished third, Ricky Stangl was fourth and Taylor Walton completed the top five.

The evening was highlighted by a celebration of Ruth Hohman's birthday. Ruth, the "first lady" of Double-X Speedway has been a fixture at the track for all 26 seasons. Racing action continues next Sunday evening, gates open at 5. If you have not had the chance to make it out yet we would love to see you at Double-X this season. Check out the Double-X Speedway Fan Page on Facebook or log on to www.xxspeedway.com.

Double X Speedway results, June 7, 2015--

600cc Micro Sprints-- Feature- 1. 2R, Ryan Marsch, Russellville; 2. 88J, Jimmy Dowell, Boonville; 3. 56H, Dean Hathman, Columbia; 4. 35B, Dwayne Benson, Sweet Springs; 5. 56, Scott Hathman, Columbia; 6. 75, Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 7. 3G, Garret Williamson, Columbia; 8. 11, Tom Curran, Kansas City; 9. 76, Kale Mueller, Savannah; 10. 72, Casey Kempker, Jefferson City; 11. 8, Brian Lunsford, Marshall

Heat 1- 1. D. Hathman; 2. Lunsford; 3. S. Hathman; 4. Williamson; 5. Mueller; 6. Kempker Heat 2- 1. Marsch; 2. Benson; 3. Dowell; 4. Arnols; 5. Curran

Street Stocks-- Feature--1. 05, Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 2. 15, Curt Turpin, Jefferson City; 3. 31C, Cole Henson, Russellville; 4. 17, Andrew Roark, Jefferson City; 5. 8UP,Jeff Offerman, California; 6. 99, Kyle Jeffries, Versailles; 7. 58, Jeremiah Wilson, Concordia; 8. 96, Todd McCoin, Barnett; 9. 43, Brad Inlow, Concordia; 10. 10, Steve Beach, Eldon; 11. 7, Evan Hays, California; 12. 52J, James Keeran, California; 13. 19, Brandon Dunham, California (DNS); 14. 002, Tim Cressley, Tipton (DNS); 15. 8,John Clancy Jr., California (DNS), 16. 27D, Derek Henson, Russellville (DNS)

Heat 1- 1. Beach; 2. Keeran; 3. C. Henson; 4. Berry; 5. Offerman; 6. Cressley; 7. Wilson; 8. D. Henson (DNS) Heat 2- 1. McCoin; 2. Dunham; 3. Inlow; 4. Turpin; 5. Jeffries; 6. Hays; 7. Clancy Jr.; 8, Roark

Hobby Stocks-- Feature--1. 12G, Gage Wineland, Syracuse; 2. 14, Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 3. 2X, Rudy Wirts, California; 4. 11, Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 5. 171, Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 6. 4A, Laura Atkinson, Eldon; 7. 34, Larry Dickson, Speed; 8. 15, Katie Goodson, Sedalia; 9. 54, Tanya Canada, Fulton; 10. 84, Jeremiah Wallingford, Jamestown

Heat 1- 1. Prall; 2. Schrader; 3. Coffey; 4. Goodson; 5. Dickson Heat 2- 1. Wineland; 2. Canada; 3. Wirts; 4. Atkinson; 5. Wallingford

Winged Sprint Cars-- Feature-- 1. 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 4, Evan Martin, California; 3. 0, Randy Martin, California; 4. 24S, Ricky Stangl, Lees Summit; 5 93, Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 6. 31, Mike Trent, Rocheport; 7. 49, Tyler Elliott, California; 8. 49B, Ben Brown, Marshall; 9. 8, Jeff Wingate, Centertown; 10. 75, Tyler Blank, California; 11. 38, Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 12. 72X, Josh Fisher, Jefferson City; 13. 24, Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 14. 12C, Faron Crank, Sedalia; 15 XX, AJ Wirts, California (DNS)

Heat 1- 1. Fisher; 2. R. Martin; 3. Stangl; 4. Trent; 5. Elliott; 6. Crank; 7. Wirts; 8. Baker (DNS) Heat 2- 1. Cornell; 2. E. Martin; 3. Blank; 4. Walton; 5. Brown; 6. Wingate; 7. Carpenter

 

 

Hicks, Henning, Hall, Schroeder, Yoder See Waynesfield Victory Lane June 6, 2015

The month of June ushered in some cooler but much dryer weather at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. Saturday’s “Meet the Drivers night” presented by Quest Federal Credit Union was a night filled with not just great racing, but a bond within the racing community. With the help of Jack Hewitt and other Waynesfield drivers, over $250 was raised to help injured driver Andy Conley. Andy was airlifted from the racetrack on May 23 after his car flipped over early in the feature. Andy has since been released from the hospital and resting at home in good spirits.

The Block Insurance Tough truck tribute to Larry Fox was the first event on the program. In honor of Larry, the A-main was extended from 15 to 28 laps to match Larry’s truck number in his memory. Following a round of applause and waves from a sea of blue, Mike Hicks and Roy Miller brought the field to the opening green flag. Hicks took the early lead when the field was halted for the 69 of Ron Tousley. Tousley’s truck went upside exiting turn one bringing out the only red of flag of the event. On the restart, action up front began to heat up just the way Larry would have liked it. Mike Sawmiller, who started on the inside of row two, found himself in the runner-up spot and an opportunity to make a run for the lead. Sawmiller went door-to-door until lap traffic came into the picture. JJ Butler, who was trying to keep himself from going a lap down, swerved from the topside to the bottom side of the racetrack directly in front of the lead pack. As the final lap closed in, Sawmiller threw everything he had at Mike Hicks for second but came up just short with a close finish at the line. Chris Hicks came away with the Larry Fox tribute victory. Brother Mike Hicks came up second with Mike Sawmiller coming home third. Janice Hunter picked up the hard charger award advancing eight spots. Chris Hicks, Matt Twining, and Gabe Twining came away with the heat race victories.

The Performance Powder Coating USAC HPD Midgets and the Non Wing Mini Sprints were next to hit the racetrack with thirty total cars signing in to compete. Waynesfield regulars Gary Campbell and Rod Henning led the field to the opening green flag. Full throttle action would only last for a few seconds when contact sent one competitor upside down entering turn two. Gunnar Lucius found himself as the caution car two laps later. On the restart, Gage Etgen began to feel the horsepower as his E99 machine was hooked up and flying. Etgen found himself in the third spot at the midway point in the race. Third place was not good enough for Etgen as he began to make a run on Grey Cambell for second. With fewer than ten laps to go, Etgen and Campbell began to go at it for second. Etgen would put the slider on in turn two but have it put right back on him exiting turn four. The battle continued until a yellow flag halted the battle. On the restart, Etgen got a great jump to put him ahead with just three laps remaining. As the checkered flag flew, Rod “Hot Rod” Henning came away with the victory. Gage Etgen finished in second with Chase Dunham coming home third. Corey Bedwell picked up the hard charger award with Craig Stower taking the B-main win. Ty Tilton, Ron Kimmel, Nick Daugherty, and Chase Dunham took home the heat races.

The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints cars saw a very strong field with 27 cars signing in. Kyle Simon and Jeremy Shambaugh led the strong field of 21 to the opening green flag. Immediately, Kyle Simon jumped out to lead the opening lap. Simon enjoyed the lead until it was gone to a three-way battle between himself, Luke Hall, and Dallas Hewitt. Hall got the best end of the deal and took over the top spot working the outside groove. Hall began to pull away from the Hewitt/Simon battle when the yellow flag flew for a spin involving the 5A of Toby Alfrey. Alfrey started on the inside of row two and scored in firth place at the time of the caution. As laps began to tick down, Logan Hupp found some momentum of his own when he crossed Hewitt up exiting turn two to claim the third spot. Simon began to close the gap between himself and Luke Hall with under five laps to go. In a last ditch effort, Simon tried to shuffle Hall back to second but came up just short even with the help of lap traffic. Luke Hall picked up the A-main victory. Logan Hupp finished second. Kyle Simon finished third. Tyler Hewitt, Dallas Hewitt, and Luke Hall claimed heat race victories.

The PostAgri Service UMP Modifieds hit the track next for 20 laps of racing. Zach Schroeder and Frank Watkins led the field of 21 to the opening green flag. The drag race into turn one resulted in no one jumping out the early lead, rather a three-way battle for the top spot erupt. The battle finally subsided when a caution was thrown for a group of cars getting together on the bottom side of turn one. A series of cautions followed including one involving outside row one starter Frank Watkins. Watkins lost control of the 23 sending it down the banking collecting two other cars in the process. Watkins ended up with a 15th place finish. The series of restarts allowed Schroeder such extra practice on getting a good jump coming to the green. This practice came at a time he needed it most. As laps began to narrow, Schroeder found himself surrounded by Shawn Valenti and veteran driver Brian Post. Valenti chose the middle of portion of the track, Post the bottom, leaving Schroeder to work the cushion. Lap by lap, Valenti and Post closed the gap on Schroeder. Heavy lap traffic began to creep up on Schroeder as the white flag flew. Despite the heavy lap traffic now upon Schroeder, he managed to come away with the victory. Shawn Valenti came home second with Brian Post third. Brent Hole picked up the heard charger award advancing 12 sports. Brian Post, Tim Cornett, and Shawn Valenti took home the heat race titles.

Finally, the Indian Lake Outfitter compacts took the track for 15 laps. Cody Sanders and birthday boy Dane Arvin lead the field to the opening green flag. Arvin claimed the early lead and led the opening few laps in the A-main. With Arvin well in control, Cody Sanders began to fall back in the field allowing the Yoder duo an opportunity to run for the lead. David Yoder, former track champion, took the bottom pushing Arvin up the racing surface. Harvey Yoder closed in as well taking his 82 car to the high side directly behind Arvin. The pressure was just too much as David found himself a way around Arvin for the lead. David Yoder would hold on and take home the victory. Dane Arvin held on with some challenge from behind to finish second. Robbie Tuttle finished in third and received the hard charger. The Yoder duo, Harvey and David, picked up the heat race wins.

Waynesfield Raceway Park is back in action next Saturday night, June 13th with another invasion by the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. The Buckeye Machine Non Wings, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts are also on the program. Gates open at 4PM pit side, grandstands at 5PM. Hot laps get underway at 6PM with racing action following at 7PM. Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

RACE RESULTS

Block Insurance Tough Trucks (20 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[4] ; 2. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[1] ; 3. 34-James Sorrell[2] ; 4. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[3] ; 5. 69-Ron Tousley[6] ; 6. 82-Kevin Knittle[7] ; 7. 87-Chris Anderson[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1W-Matt Twining[2] ; 2. 37J-Roy Miller[1] ; 3. 1J-J.J Butler[6] ; 4. 23-Kenny Osborne[5] ; 5. 28-Derrick Hole[4] ; 6. 32-Bob Campbell[3] ; 7. 82J-Janice Hunter[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 25G-Gabe Twining[3] ; 2. 33-Mike Hicks[6] ; 3. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[2] ; 4. 316-Ben Hower[4] ; 5. 8-Jammie Roop[5] ; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler[1]

A-Main - (28 Laps) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[6]; 2. 33-Mike Hicks[1]; 3. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[3]; 4. 25G-Gabe Twining[4]; 5. 37J-Roy Miller[2]; 6. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[9]; 7. 23-Kenny Osborne[11]; 8. 316-Ben Hower[12]; 9. 1J-J.J Butler[8]; 10. 8-Jammie Roop[15]; 11. 1W-Matt Twining[5]; 12. 82J-Janice Hunter[20]; 13. 20K-Bill Keeler[18]; 14. 82-Kevin Knittle[16]; 15. 69-Ron Tousley[13]; 16. 32-Bob Campbell[17] Hard Charger: 82J-Janice Hunter[+8]

USAC Midgets/Performance Powder Coating Non Wing Mini Sprints (30 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[2] ; 2. 28H-Rod Henning[4] ; 3. 26-Howard McCormick[1] ; 4. 5J-Jake Hesson[3] ; 5. 50-Craig Stower[8] ; 6. 76-Allen Poe[7] ; 7. 21B-Ryan Barr[5] ; 8. 28J-Jody Martin[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 28K-Ron Kimmel[2] ; 2. 14-Gary Campbell[5] ; 3. 41-Alex Watson[3] ; 4. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[4] ; 5. 81H-Anthony Haas[6] ; 6. 72-Josh Chess[7] ; 7. 13-Pat Mead[1] ; 8. 17-Darin Collins[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14G-Nick Daugherty[7] ; 2. E99-Gage Etgen[6] ; 3. 44-Ron Coleman[4] ; 4. 11B-Corey Bedwell[1] ; 5. 22-Gunner Lucius[3] ; 6. 92-Dallas Hunt[2] ; 7. 84-Cale Stinson[5]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 66-Chase Dunham[3] ; 2. 22B-Brad Racer[1] ; 3. 65-Chris Bounds[5] ; 4. 55-Rob Winks[7] ; 5. 4x-Bradley Ashworth[6] ; 6. 11T-Jacob Taylor[2]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 50-Craig Stower[1] ; 2. 72-Josh Chess[6] ; 3. 22-Gunner Lucius[3] ; 4. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] ; 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[9] ; 6. 17-Darin Collins[13] ; 7. 28J-Jody Martin[12] ; 8. 11T-Jacob Taylor[8] ; 9. 76-Allen Poe[5] ; 10. 13-Pat Mead[10] ; 11. 84-Cale Stinson[11] ; 12. 4X-Bradley Ashworth[4] ; 13. 92-Dallas Hunt[7] ; 14. 14S-Jacob Stickle[14]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[2]; 2. E99-Gage Etgen[7]; 3. 66-Chase Dunham[3]; 4. 14-Gary Campbell[1]; 5. 11B-Corey Bedwell[15]; 6. 65-Chris Bounds[12]; 7. 42-Ty Tilton[6]; 8. 26-Howard McCormick[9]; 9. 72-Josh Chess[18]; 10. 28K-Ron Kimmel[5]; 11. 81H-Anthony Haas[20]; 12. 41-Alex Watson[10]; 13. 44-Ron Coleman[11]; 14. 22-Gunner Lucius[19]; 15. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[14]; 16. 50-Craig Stower[17]; 17. 55-Rob Winks[16]; 18. 22B-Brad Racer[8]; 19. 5J-Jake Hesson[13]; 20. 14G-Nick Daugherty[4] Hard Charger: 11B-Corey Bedwell[+10]

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (22 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[4] ; 2. 5A-Toby Alfrey[1] ; 3. 74-Drew Rader[7] ; 4. 63D-Jim Dues[5] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 6. 2K-Kevin Klatte[6] ; 7. O-Chris Van DeWiele[3] ; 8. 37-Noah Dunlap[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 69-Dallas Hewitt[3] ; 2. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[1] ; 3. 64T-Josh Turner[4] ; 4. 2M-Logan Hupp[7] ; 5. 31-Tom Rhodes[5] ; 6. 71-Stratton Briggs[6] ; 7. 19-Jimmy Snead[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 2. 23S-Kyle Simon[7] ; 3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ; 4. 14-Daryl Daugherty[1] ; 5. 17-Kevin Myers[3] ; 6. 24L-Lee Underwood[5] ; 7. 17L-Benji Koontz[6]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[4]; 2. 2M-Logan Hupp[11]; 3. 23S-Kyle Simon[1]; 4. 31-Tom Rhodes[14]; 5. 63D-Jim Dues[10]; 6. 87-Paul Dues[13]; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[9]; 8. 74-Drew Rader[7]; 9. 2K-Kevin Klatte[16]; 10. 64T-Josh Turner[8]; 11. 71-Stratton Briggs[17]; 12. 24L-Lee Underwood[18]; 13. O-Chris Van DeWiele[19]; 14. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[2]; 15. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[6]; 16. 17-Kevin Myers[15]; 17. 14-Daryl Daugherty[12]; 18. 17L-Benji Koontz[21]; 19. 5A-Toby Alfrey[3]; 20. 69-Dallas Hewitt[5]; 21. 19-Jimmy Snead[20]; 22. 37-Noah Dunlap[22] Hard Charger: 31-Tom Rhodes[+11]

 

 

C.J. Johnson Takes URSS Honors at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 6, 2015) – C.J. Johnson became the third different Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car winner in as many events after being awarded Saturday night’s 25-lap United Rebel Sprint Series feature victory atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

The Quinter, KS, shoe picked up the win after apparent winner Ray Seemann was unable to successfully complete post-race technical inspection.

After winning his heat race, Lady Luck was on Johnson’s side after starting seventh in the URSS/Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature.

With Tracey Hill pacing the early rounds, Johnson was fifth after four laps when defending URSS champ Jake Bubak clipped an infield tire and slid to a stop exiting turn four.

Jeremy Huish slipped by Keefe Hemel on the restart, only to miss the preferred groove several laps later and lose a half-dozen positions. Hemel did the same thing two laps later, opening the door for Johnson to climb to third behind Hill and Seemann after ten laps.

Getting into traffic, Hill bobbled briefly in turn two on the 14th lap to allow Seemann and Johnson to close in. The next time around, Hill lost power exiting turn two and came to a stop a half lap later to bring out the second and final caution.

Seemann assumed command on the restart then successfully fought off Johnson’s advances through traffic in the final circuits to get to the checkered flag just two car-lengths ahead of Johnson. But when Seemann failed post-race technical inspection, Johnson moved up one more spot to take the winner’s share.

Starting alongside Johnson in the fourth row, Zach Blurton worked his way forward as well to earn runner-up honors with current URSS Kansas points leader Jed Werner filling out the podium in third.

J.D. Johnson advanced from 11th to fourth with Taylor Velasquez rounding out the top five. The rest of the top ten for the 29-car field included Luke Cranston, Keefe Hemel, Koby Walters, Jordan Randles and Huish.

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2j-Zach Blurton, 2. 11-Keefe Hemel, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 007-Jordan Randles, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 91-Christian Schriver, 7. 911-Ty Williams, 8. 9d-Lance Davis.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 9x-Jake Bubak, 3. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 4. 98-J.D. Johnson, 5. 30c-Barry Crane, 6. 97-Brian Herbert, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 2. 50-Jed Werner, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 1x-Cody Lampe, 5. 17-Connor Atkinson, 6. 9b-Darren Bowman, 7. E85-Kade Hagans.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 28-Tracey Hill, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 4. 7r-Beau Ricke, 5. 44-Clint Schubert, 6. 18-Brandon Sprott, 7. 3-Ryan Walters.

“B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 30c-Barry Crane, 5. 911-Ty Williams, 6. 17-Connor Atkinson, 7. 007-Jordan Randles, 8. 97-Brian Herbert, 9. 7r-Beau Ricke, 10. 44-Clint Schubert, 11. 11k-Tyler Knight, 12. 1x-Cody Lampe, 13. 9b-Darren Bowman, 14. 9d-Lance Davis, 15. E85-Kade Hagans, 16. 10-Jordan Knight, 17. 18-Brandon Sprott, 18. 3-Ryan Walters. DNS: 91-Christian Schriver.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 2. 2j-Zach Blurton, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 98-J.D. Johnson, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 20-Luke Cranston, 7. 11-Keefe Hemel, 8. 33-Koby Walters, 9. 007-Jordan Randles, 10. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 11. 49-Kris Moore, 12. 911-Ty Williams, 13. 30c-Barry Crane, 14. 44-Clint Schubert, 15. 17-Connor Atkinson, 16. 97-Brian Herbert, 17. 28-Tracey Hill, 18. 9x-Jake Bubak, 19. 7r-Beau Ricke 20. 72-Ray Seemann, DQ

 

 

BRADY SHORT MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW AT TRI-STATE

Haubstadt,, IN - June 6, 2015. Brady Short won the 25 lap 410 sprint car feature Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. The sprint car portion of “The Summer Showdown” was sanctioned by the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series and paid $2,000 to win. It was Short’s fourth MSCS win this season and second victory in a row at Tri-State Speedway. The “Bedford Blaster” started sixth in the Cam Potorff owned 11P sprint. Ahead were five determined drivers including series title rival Carson Short. Brady Short and Carson Short were one and two in the series points going into the event. Carson Short would start on the front row and lead most of the feature. The Marion, IL, driver was looking for that elusive first feature win and setting a blistering pace. The leaders eventually became immersed in heavy traffic. Tire wear was affecting handling. Brady Short took the lead on lap 23. Carson Short would continue on to finish second despite a couple of speedy trips in and out of the infield in an effort to correct the handling on his sprint car. Brady Short’s winning Spec powered Maxim was sponsored by Sipes Body and Glass, Indiana Stoneworks, Bloomington Auto Colors, and Simpson. Don Short serves as the crew chief. Short’s ability to pass the top five in the starting lineup earned him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award. That was the most moves that any driver made as the field was pretty evenly matched. Donny Brackett also moved up in the field to finish third and claim his best finish of the season. Brian Karraker capitalized on his first appearance with the series this year to finish fourth. Brandon Mattox grabbed fifth. The second five included Mitch Wissmiller, Chris Malone, James Lyerla, Jordan Kinser, and Aric Gentry. The Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award went to J. T. Stapp who was eleventh. The two sprint car heat races were victories for Carson Short and Chris “Critter” Malone. Short’s win was outright and by a straightaway. However Malone’s victory came as the result of a valiant last lap effort. The Modifieds competed in the first event of the 2015 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. Josh Harris of Utica, KY, took the feature over a starting field of 21 cars. He started on the outside of the first row. Stephen Schnapf would finish as the runner-up. Dave Beck was third. Tyler Nicely and Brandon McDowell rounded out the top five. Zach Fair led the second five which included veteran NASCAR racer Kenny Schrader who thrives on dirt track racing. The victory was Josh Harris’ first at Tri-State Speedway this season. The winner’s purse for this race was $1,500. That opportunity surfaced after an exciting second heat in which he won in a duel with Dustin Beck that had them side by side in the turns. The other two heats were equally competitive. Brandon McDowell took the first heat by a car length over Stephen Schnapf. Dave Beck made the pass to win the third heat on the white flag lap. The MSCS Sprint Cars will return to race at Tri-State Speedway on June 27th. That evening is the date for the “Southern Indiana Sprint Stampede.” The MOWA Winged Sprints will also be in competition to make it an all Sprint Show. Both features will pay $2,000 to win!

Provided as News and Information.

RACE SUMMARY Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN “Tri-State SUMMER SHOWDOWN” June 6, 2015 ______________________________

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series ( 17 Entries)

First Heat - 21 Carson Short, 23 Brian Karraker, 4B Donny Brackett, 10 Aric Gentry, 9 Jordan Kinser, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 20D Chad Davenport, 74 J.T. Stapp, 41 James Shelton

Second Heat - 7 Chris Malone, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 28 Brandon Mattox, 11p Brady Short, 11x James Lyerla, 98 Brandon Morin, 5A Lynn Ambrose, 20 Steve Thomas

Feature (25 Laps) - 11p Brady Short, 21 Carson Short, 4B Donny Brackett, 23 Brian Karraker, 28 Brandon Mattox, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 7 Chris Malone, 11x James Lyerla, 9 Jordan Kinser, 10 Aric Gentry, 74 J.T. Stapp, 98 Brandon Morin, 20D Chad Davenport, 5A Lynn Ambrose, 20 Steve Thomas, 41 James Shelton, 04 Jeff Bland Jr.

 

 

STEVE BUCKWALTER RACES TO FIRST ARDC WIN OF THE SEASON

Steve Buckwalter made his first start of the 2015 season in American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) competition when the wingless midgets of ARDC joined the wingless sprint cars of USAC at the Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night. After twenty laps of action, Buckwalter emerged with his first ARDC win of the year and the 50th of his career, tying him with six time ARDC Champion, Ray Bull in fourth on the All Time Feature Winners list.

Buckwalter was behind the wheel of the Mike Heffner owned, Lelands.com #27 midget. It was Heffner's third win of the season in midget competition with his third different driver. Danny Stratton picked up Heffner's first win on opening night and then Tim Buckwalter was the feature winner a few weeks later.

Polesitter, Jim Radney led the first six laps of the main event, leading the field with his Hyper Racing #95. Buckwalter sliced his way to the front from his eleventh place start quickly, running third behind Radney and 2015 feature winner, Brett Wanner with just five laps scored. Buckwalter completed the pass by Wanner for second just one lap later and set his sights on the leader, Radney. Buckwalter raced into the lead on lap seven.

At the half way mark, Steve Buckwalter led Radney and Wanner. Trevor Kobylarz had just moved up to fourth ahead of Ryan Greth.

With Buckwalter pulling away from the field, Kobylarz closed in on Radney to set up a challenge for second. As the leaders were coming through turns three and four to complete lap fifteen, Kobylarz set up a cross over move to move ahead of Radney for second but his R/T Racing #14 caught a rut in the track, sending Kobylarz into a spin. Wanner, who was racing in fourth at the time, at nowhere to go and made hard contact with Kobylarz. Wanner got upside down and the red flag was thrown while the safety crews headed to turn four.

Kobylarz had enough damage from the contact to send him to the pits but Wanner had his #44 back on its wheels and asked for a push truck. In the spirit of "never say die", Wanner rejoined the back of the field to complete the feature event.

It was all Steve Buckwalter to the checkered flag as he led Radney and Greth to the finish line. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. made a late race run to take fourth over Steven Drevicki,

Kobylarz and Greth were the winners of the qualifying races.

Western PA swing is next on the ARDC schedule with Bedford on Friday, June 19th and Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 20th.

RACE NOTES

Trevor Kobylarz, Brett Arndt & Tony DiMattia all competing in Eastern Storm competition this week. DiMattia missed Port Royal event due to illness. Kobylarz lost several positions late in the USAC thirty lap main at Port Royal to finish 16th. Interesting side note was that Kobylarz turned a lap of 19.240 in time trials for the USAC sprints. While leading the heat with his wingless midget, Kobylarz was turning laps of 19.750. Now stop and think about that! Arndt did a fine job, missing a transfer spot on Saturday night by just one spot while driving the Biasi #1a with only a 360 under the hood. Arndt was up to fourth in the midget feature before catching a rut that unsettled the car, allowing several cars to get by.

FEATURE RESULTS (20 LAPS)

1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Jim Radney, 3. Ryan Greth, 4. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 5. Steven Drevicki 6. Brett Arndt, 7. PJ Gargiulo, 8. Brett Wanner, 9. Trevor Kobylarz, 10. Nick Wean, 11. Shawn Jackson, 12. PJ Pavlich, 13. Jim Jackson, 14. Brian Gilmore, DNS - Mark Gilmore

 

 

Bloom Grabs Second Career Win at Chico
(Chico, CA 6-5-15)…Keith Bloom survived a rain and lightning storm to grab his second career 410 sprint car main event win at Silver Dollar Speedway Friday night. Bloom drives the Chuck Wolf Sand and Gravel #19 in memory of Tyler Wolf. Bloom beat a stout field of drivers to claim the popular win. The night was halted over one hour when a freak of a rain storm plastered the speedway. The speedway track crew never gave up hope and stayed focused on keeping the track viable.
Ryan McDaniel double-dipped during the Friday night Chuck Patterson point race #7 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts along with Heather Cooper and Bodie Shepherd. McDaniel won both the dirt modified and limited late model main events. Brian Cooper earned his fourth consecutive hobby stock main event. Cooper is undefeated when it comes to racing at Silver Dollar Speedway this year. Damian Merritt won the mini stock main event.
Thirty high powered 410 sprint cars entered the pit area tonight at Chico. There was a certain buzz in the air because Los Angeles driver Tyler Walker made his return to sprint car racing. Walker’s off tack life style had sent waves through the racing community. However, the majority of the fans welcomed him back with open arms. During qualifying Walker did the unthinkable and turned the fastest lap of the night. In fact, he was the only driver to turn a lap in the eleven second bracket at 11.985.
Once the heat races were completed a major rain storm pelted the speedway. Push truck drivers and track officials worked together to save the track and rework the dampened racing surface. Even though the track was greasy both drivers and officials knew it was time to go back racing because of the looming time curfew.
The limited late models were the first feature event to hit the track. McDaniel started in the fourth spot but quickly moved to the lead. Once McDaniel gets out front it usually means game over. McDaniel cruised to the easy win. Behind him it was Paul Guglielmoni finishing in the second spot. Championship driver Matt Micheli started ninth but finished third. Anthony Restad started on the pole position and was able to stay inside the top five to finish fourth. Travis Moore moved from his tenth starting spot to come home fifth. Dominic Stone won the first heat race. McDaniel got the win during heat race number two.
The 410 sprint car main event was next up on the track. Keith Bloom used his outside front row starting spot to grab the early lead. Bud Kaeding fell to the second spot. To be honest there was not much passing during the race. It was not for a lack of trying on both track personnel and drivers. The rain had saturated the famous tacky clay and it equals out the cars on the track. The biggest on track incident occurred when Kaeding and Jonathan Allard began to battle for second. For two laps the two champions threw haymakers at each other. Allard’s night came to an end when contact between himself and Kaeding arose in turn two. Allard sat in his car but judging by his body language he was frustrated. The race resumed with Bloom up front. To his credit Bloom had to shake of the nerves and hit his marks. Bloom did a great job of staying cool, calm and collected. It was an emotional win for him and this team during the David Tarter Memorial weekend of racing. Kaeding finished second. Walker was able to move into a third place finish. Jason Statler came home fourth. Kyle Hirst finished fifth. Bloom, Kaeding and Statler won their eight lap heat race. Brad Bumgarner passed Willie Croft during the 12-lap B main event to get the win. Mike Monahan and Heath Hall finished third and fourth allowing them to transfer into the main event.
Brian Cooper held off a charging Brian Compton to win the exciting hobby stock main event. Lots of on track bumping and grinding provided some sparks on and off the track. David Cooper and Todd Cooper each won heat races.
The dirt modified drivers provided great on track entertainment even with the excess rain on the track. Eighth starting Ryan McDaniel showed us all why he is so good. McDaniel used patience and skill to drive up through the field and get the win. Local champion Jake Vantol had a solid night to finish second. Randy McDaniel started tenth and charged to third.
Damian Merritt won both the heat race and main event during the mini stock race. Merritt survived a late race charge by Nick Vidovich. Vidovich had closed to the back bumper of Merritt but spun around late in the race. Give props to Merritt who showed his resilience in clean sweeping the nights racing action.
Full results located at www.silverdollarspeedway.com/2015/results/

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS PR: JONES TAKES SOUTH BUXTON BOUNTY

by Tommy Goudge (Saturday, June 6, 2015) - Merlin, Ontario - The third round of the 2015 Southern Ontario Sprints season was contested on Saturday night at the South Buxton Raceway near Chatham, Ontario. 2013 SOS champion Chris Jones took the lead from Cory Turner late in the 25 lap feature to claim his first win of the season.

Jamie Turner and his son Cory drew front row starting positions for the feature race, and Cory used the high side of the track to take an early lead. The red flag came out twice on the first lap - first for a tip-over by Curtis Gartly in turn two, and again for a hard flip for Lee Winger entering turn one. Gartly’s incident also collected Frank Baranowski and John Burbridge, Jr., who both restarted the race but later retired, while Winger’s crash also collected Kris Root. Adam West’s wing supports broke before the green flag came back out, while Justin Martin also made a trip in and out of the pit area.

Cory Turner again held court with Jamie Turner giving chase when the race restarted, while Chris Jones, Mitch Brown, and Glenn Styres were making moves behind them. Jones was up to second as he and Cory Turner raced through traffic with Jamie Turner, Brown, and Styres close behind when a yellow flag came out on lap 14 for a collision between Alex Hill and Warren Mahoney.

The second half of the race ran stoppage free, with the top four drivers racing close together through traffic. Jones tried several different manoeuvres to wrestle the lead away from Turner, and eventually made an inside move stick in turns three and four on lap 23. Jones pulled away over the final two laps to claim the feature win, while Cory Turner settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Brown, Styres, and Jamie Turner.

QUOTES - Jones and his team made one of the longer trips to compete at South Buxton, having towed more than five hours from their home in the Picton area. The win was extra special for Chris, as he returned to victory lane for the first time since an illness left him hospitalized during the offseason.

“(The win) will make the ride home sweet,” Jones said in victory lane. “We’ll have something to talk about! When you lay in the hospital for a week or two, it sure makes getting back in a race car very sweet…getting to victory lane is even better. I’ve got to thank my dad - he slaves on the car all night.”

- Cory Turner was a bit dejected after coming so close to his first career Sprint Car win, but at the same time the sophomore driver was happy to record his best career Sprint Car finish.

“It was an epic battle,” Turner said afterwards. “I saw Jonesy poking underneath me. The first time I saw him was in lap traffic and that gave me fits, and then I got down to the bottom a couple of times and it just covered my shield and I couldn’t see anything, so I said if they’re going to run two wide I’m going to lose this thing back on the top. Obviously congrats to Chris - he drove a great race. There’s no lap counter here, so I was just looking for the popsicle sticks really, and just tried to use a lot of race track and stand on it. You’ve got to lose a couple before you win your first.”

NOTES - Mitch Brown unofficially took over the lead in the SOS championship standings, while Chris Jones moved to second, and Ryan Turner took over the lead in the Rookie of the Year standings.

- Jones’ second career South Buxton feature win moved him into a tie with Adam West, John Riegling, Joel Lehman, and Kyle Patrick for third on the all-time South Buxton SOS feature win list. The win was Jones’ 7th career SOS triumph, moving him up to 7th on the all-time SOS feature win list.

- Heat races for the 21 car field were claimed by Jamie Turner, Shawn Sliter, and Cory Turner. Ryan Turner was the hard charger in the feature, as he advanced from 16th to finish 8th.

- The South Buxton event saw Curtis Gartly, John Burbridge, Jr., Adam West, and Kris Root make their first SOS starts of the season. A total of 36 drivers have taken part in at least one of the three SOS races held so far this season.

- Cory Turner, Jamie Turner, Ryan Turner, Lee Winger, Curtis Gartly, James Thompson, and Kris Root all made their first South Buxton Sprint Car starts on Saturday. Alex Hill and Tyler Hendricks made their first South Buxton 360 Sprint Car starts after Crate Sprint Car starts there last season.

- Saturday’s event was the 33rd SOS-sanctioned event at South Buxton Raceway. The first event in SOS club history was held at South Buxton on May 18, 1996.

- The SOS tour will return to South Buxton on Saturday, July 4, with preceding stops at Brighton Speedway on June 20, and Ohsweken Speedway on July 3.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2015 SEASON EVENT #3 - SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015 SOUTH BUXTON RACEWAY - MERLIN ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name - Hometown) 0 Glenn Styres - Ohsweken ON 2w Lee Winger - Mount Hope ON 5 Keith Dempster - Alton ON 6 Curtis Gartly - Thamesford ON 7m Justin Martin - Rodney ON 10b Mitch Brown - Brantford ON 10c Bob Crawford - Sutton ON 11 Jamie Turner - Caistor Centre ON 11j Chris Jones - Picton ON 15 Mike Ferrell - London ON 19 Cory Turner - Caistor Centre ON 21j John Burbridge, Jr. - St. Williams ON 22 James Thompson - St. Catharines ON 25 Warren Mahoney - Lefroy ON 30 Adam West - Ridgetown ON 38 Tyler Hendricks - Pain Court ON 66 Frank Baranowski - Mount Hope ON 69 Kris Root - Delaware ON 71s Shawn Sliter - Port Colborne ON 77x Alex Hill - Ohsweken ON, 91 Ryan Turner - Caistor Centre ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 11t Jamie Turner (3) 2. 0 Glenn Styres (6) 3. 2w Lee Winger (1) 4. 7m Justin Martin (7) 5. 10 Bob Crawford (4) DNS. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (2) DNS. 25 Warren Mahoney(5)

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 71s Shawn Sliter (3) 2. 30 Adam West (1) 3. 10b Mitch Brown (7) 4. 6 Curtis Gartly (5) 5. 66 Frank Baranowski (4) 6. 91 Ryan Turner (6) 7. 22 James Thompson (2)

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 19 Cory Turner (2) 2. 11j Chris Jones (4) 3. 5 Keith Dempster (7) 4. 77x Alex Hill (3) 5. 15 Mike Ferrell (1) 6. 38 Tyler Hendricks (6) DNF. 25 Warren Mahoney (8) DNS. 69 Kris Root (5)

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 11j Chris Jones (3) 2. 19 Cory Turner (2) 3. 10b Mitch Brown (5) 4. 0 Glenn Styres (7) 5. 11t Jamie Turner (1) 6. 5 Keith Dempster (8) 7. 71s Shawn Sliter (4) 8. 91 Ryan Turner (16) 9. 7m Justin Martin (10) 10. 38 Tyler Hendricks (17) 11. 10 Bob Crawford (13) 12. 15 Mike Ferrell (15) 13. 22 James Thompson (18) 14. 25 Warren Mahoney (19) DNF. 77x Alex Hill (12) DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (20) DNF. 30 Adam West (9) DNF. 69 Kris Root (21) DNF. 2w Lee Winger (6) DNF. 66 Frank Baranowski (14) DNF. 6 Curtis Gartly (11) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Cory Turner (1-22), Chris Jones (23-25)

UNOFFICIAL TOP 10 IN POINTS (As of June 6, 2015) Rank. Number Name - Total 1. 10b Mitch Brown - 492 2. 11j Chris Jones - 463 3. 5 Keith Dempster - 424 t4. 19 Cory Turner - 410 t4. 0 Glenn Styres - 410 6. 11t Jamie Turner - 393 7. 25 Warren Mahoney - 383 8. 71s Shawn Sliter - 362 9. 91 Ryan Turner - 351 10.77x Alex Hill - 340

UP NEXT: 2015 Season Round #4 Saturday, June 20 Brighton Speedway - Brighton ON (w/World of Outlaws Late Model Series)

2015 marks the 20th year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints club, brought to you this season by Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Speedway Motors, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, and www.OnDirt.ca

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints

 

 

AJ Hopkins returns to sprint car victory lane at Lincoln Park Speedway with Roy Bruce Jr. adding his second UMP Modified A-main win of the season
- Tyler Cain picks up the UMP Super Stock victory and CJ Bryan claims the bomber mid-season championship event

BY CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE – After two weeks of rain spoiled Saturday night’s for race fans and drivers a like at Lincoln Park Speedway, this weekend went off without a hitch.
AJ Hopkins returned to the winners’ circle in the sprint car ranks and Roy Bruce Jr. won his second LPS modified feature of the season. Defending UMP Super Stock National Champion Tyler Cain picked up a win with CJ Bryan winning the midseason bomber championship feature ahead of Adam Farr winning his first career feature in the second bomber main of the night.
It’s been a busy year for young AJ Hopkins with the birth of a daughter with as well as a move into a new house. However, he scheduled some seat time in his sprint car this weekend and pulled away over the final five laps to win over Max McGhee, Jerry Coons Jr., Chris Gurley and Scotty Weir.
Hopkins won his very first sprint car race at the Putnamville oval back in 2013 and he made a popular return to victory lane over the weekend. Hopkins piloted his Indy Race Parts, Nalon Engines, Banning Engineering, Hoosier Tire sponsored No. 14 to victory lane once again with an impressive charge.
Gurley started on the pole and held the early lead as Hopkins and McGhee were bunched tightly at the front with Coons, Weir, Josh Hodges and Kent Christian in tow. Gurley would lead into the middle stages of the 25-lap feature until a caution flew for the slowed car of Chris Phillips.
On the restart, Hopkins found his opening and ripped through turns one and two into the lead and began to build on his advantage over Gurley, McGhee and Coons, who had found a bottom line that worked for him. Behind the top-four, Hodges and Weir were duking it out wheel-to-wheel for fifth. The leaders worked their way into lapped traffic with five laps remaining, but Hopkins kept the hammer down to win by a half straightaway. The bigger battle was the one for second as Coons, Gurley and McGhee were swapping slide jobs with each other for the second spot. McGhee made his last one stick to take home the runner-up spot ahead of Coons at the finish line.
Bruce left slightly less drama to chance with his win in the UMP Modified A-main as he took the lead five laps in and held off a challenge from Kenny Carmichael Sr. to win in the Bruce’s Lawn Service, Terry Cummings Racing Engines, Don Bush Moving, Bruce’s Speed Shop machine.
Bruce had a little breathing room halfway through the 20 lapper as Randy Shuman ran second before mechanical issues sent him to the pits. Carmichael assumed the second spot as Jake Humphrey rocketed into a battle with Scott Ricketts after Carmichael got past.
Derek Groomer made his way forward into the top-six from a 12th-place start as Dan Lewllen held tight to the fifth spot. Humphrey gave Carmichael and Ricketts all they could handle over the second half of the feature as he used every inch of the track looking to gain ground. After a re-start with two laps remaining, Bruce pulled away for the win as Humphrey gave Carmichael one last challenge before settling for third ahead of Lewellen and Ricketts.
In the UMP Super Stock division, Cain had great success at LPS last season with six wins in part time action and it helped him claim the national title.
On Saturday, Cain returned to victory lane to add to the points lead he already has this season in UMP Super Stock competition.
The Seymour, Ind. native survived a caution filled feature to ultimately build a solid lead to claim the win over Greencastle’s Doug McCullough and Brazil’s Larry Raines with Kenny Carmichael Sr. and Josh Boller rounding out the top-five.
Cain started outside of Raines when the field took the green flag and he made his way to the front early and made it stick. Raines and McCullough would battle for the runner-up spot most of the A-main as Boller arrived to challenge the pair along with Carmichael. Josh McDaniel and Kenny Fields worked their way through the field for solid finishes. McDaniel started 17th and gained 10 spots before the checkered flag while Fields gained seven spots to place eighth. Brazil’s Will Barnett was also a hard charger as he gained seven spots to place 13th.
As is often the case, the bomber A-main was the most hotly contested as Terre Haute’s Bryan was able to make a late pass of Danville’s A.J. Smith to put his Grayless Otter Creek Tire, Specialty Grafix, up Tite Security Systems, KGB Engines No. 86 in victory lane ahead of Smith, Josh Settles, Jordan Almanza and Scott Tidwell.
Smith held down the lead until there were five laps remaining when Bryan pulled even with him and the two battled to the end. Bryan was able to edge into the lead and held down the point until the checkered flag waved. Settles and Almanza fought for third until the very end. Scott Crouch was the hard charger, gaining eight spots to place 10th.
In the second bomber feature, Reelsville’s Farr picked up his first win as made a move on Greencastle’s DJ Smiley on the final lap. The two traded paint coming through turns three and four and Farr came out on top. Bobby Tarrh Jr. was third ahead of Larry Hutto and David Wallen.
Thursday evening will be the return of USAC Midget Week along with sprint cars and modifieds. General admission is $25 with kids 10-and-under free. Main gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

Lincoln Park Speedway
Sprint car feature
1. AJ Hopkins, 2. Max McGhee, 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 4. Chris Gurley, 5. Scotty Weir, 6. Kent Christian, 7. Scott Hampton, 8. Bradley Sterrett, 9. Mike Gass, 10. Chris Babcock, 11. Williams Frederickson, 12. Shelby VanGilder, 13. Chris Phillips, 14. Jared Chastain, 15. John Nicoson, 16. Josh Hodges, 17. Wayne Newlin, 18. Conner Donelson, 19. Hunter ONeal, 20. Matt McDonald
Heat winners: Coons Jr., Christian, McGhee

 

 

AJ Flick notches first Peoples TWP Sprint Win Swartzlander and McPherson steal wins, Norris holds strong

Mother nature tried her best to take a second straight night of Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turners Premium Iced Teas away from the fans on hand at Lernerville Speedway Friday night. But the skies cleared, leaving a beautiful night of racing on tap for the crowd, and the racing action saw some fantastic finishes highlighted by the first ever career victory for AJ Flick in the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints. In the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds, Brian Swartzlander snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a last lap pass of leader Rex King Jr. In Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Model action, Michael Norris held Alex Ferree off to take his fifth career win at Lernerville while Corey McPherson scored yet another victory from deep in the field, his second consecutive feature victory in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman.

Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints:

Finishing in second place four times in five races in the sprint ranks had been a fulfilling feeling for second year pilot AJ Flick, but he found out on this evening, that there's nothing like winning. Flick started the 25 lap main event in the eighth spot with stiff competition both in front and behind him as Eric Williams brought the field to the green flag. Outside pole sitter Jack Sodeman Jr. would take command in the initial laps, but was soon entangled in a battle with Ed Lynch Jr. for the lead as behind them, Rod George, Scott Priester and Flick emerged and separated from the pack as they attempted to reel in the leaders until disaster struck for the leader on lap six.

Sodeman appeared to have something break and exited the racing surface in turn two while in mid air, bringing out an extended caution period. Sodeman did not appear to suffer any injury however, and when the racing resumed Lynch took firm control of the race, stretching out a significant lead over George as Flick and former track champion Danny Holtgraver began to mount their charge towards the podium.

Flick would eventually dive underneath George to take second as Lynch encountered lapped traffic on lap 12. Holtgraver then made his way past George and the stage was set for a three car showdown for the win. Flick was able to make up considerable ground on Lynch while the front runners adjusted lines to move around the lapped cars, but once clear of traffic, Lynch would stretch out his lead once again. He seemed destined to take yet another feature event win, but fell victim to an engine failure on lap 21 as he slowed down the front straight to bring out the final caution of the night.

Flick then found himself with the lead, four laps to go, and the formidable Holtgraver right behind him during the single file restart. Flick made for the top side immediately after taking the green flag on the ensuing restart while cutting down low in turns three and four in an attempt to keep Holtgraver at bay, and at the end of 25 laps, he found himself in victory lane for the first time in a sprint car.

"I have to give this race to Jack Sodeman, I know his mom's not doing great so this one's for her," an emotional Flick said in victory lane. "Tonight, Jack had us all pretty much covered until he broke and I think Ed Lynch really would have had me covered until he broke too. I was catching him in lapped traffic but it was Ed Lynch Jr. at Lernerville and it's pretty much hard to beat that. I was glad there was only four laps left on the last restart because I didn't want the mental side to get to me."

Top 10:

1. AJ Flick

2. Danny Holtgraver

3. Rod George

4. Cole Duncan

5. Carl Bowser

6. Brent Matus

7. Brandon Matus

8. Sye Lynch

9. Scott Priester

10. Jim Morris

 

 

Horstman wins at Montpelier

By Bob Buffenbarger

Montpelier, IN — (June 6, 2015) — Jared Horstman won Saturday night’s Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature event Saturday night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The win was Horstman’s second victory of the weekend following his win on Friday night at Limaland Motorsports Park in National Racing Alliance competition.

Horstman started on the front row and led every lap of the 25-lap feature that was only slowed once for a lap 14 caution. Outside front row starter Max Stambaugh held onto second until the final lap when Dustin Daggett slide by for the runner up spot. Stambaugh held on for third while Hud Horton and Randy Hannagan rounded out the top five.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Montpelier Motor Speedway – Montpelier, IN Saturday June 6, 2015

Comp Cams / Lane Automotive Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 2. 12J – Tyler Moore, 3. 23-Devon Dobie, 4. 11x-Tim Allison, 5. 22H-Randy Hannagan, 6. 83-Kyle Sauder, 7. 35-Ron Blair, 8. 77-Zane Devault,

Kistler Racing Products Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Jared Horstman, 2. 49-Shawn Dancer, 3. 28-Hud Horton, 4. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 5. 7K-Kyle Pitts, 6. 12R-Nick Roberts, 7. 22R-Kevin Roberts, 8. 27X-Jared Lamberson

Allstar Performance / Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 6m-Max Stambaugh, 2. 2m-Dustin Daggett, 3. 10x-Dustin Stroup, 4. 8J-Jess Stiger, 5. 27-Brad Lamberson, 6. 61-Lukas Smith, 7. 6s-J.R. Stewart

Engine Pro Feature (25 Laps): 1. 17 – Jared Horstman, 2. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 3. 6M – Max Stambaugh, 4. 28H – Hud Horton, 5. 22H – Randy Hannagan, 6. 23 – Devon Dobie, 7. 49D – Shawn Dancer, 8. 10X – Dustin Stroup, 9. 83 – Kyle Sauder, 10. 11 – Tim Allison, 11. 8J – Jess Stiger, 12. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 13. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 14. 35 – Ron Blair, 15. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 16. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 17. 6S – J.R. Stewart, 18. 12R – Nick Roberts, 19. 22R – Kevin Roberts, 20. 61X – Lukas Smith, 21. 77 – Zane Devault, 22. 27X – Jared Lamberson. DNS: 12J – Tyler Moore

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race #7 Saturday June 6th 2015 IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic division Shenandoah Speedway Shenandoah, Va.

Humphries Sweeps Shenandoah

The last race at Shenandoah ended against the first turn for Tom Humphries but they must have rebuilt it alright as he ended up sweeping the night at the fast asphalt speedway. Bill Rice and Tom Humphries won heats on a cool clear night before it was off to the feature. Charlie Ware and Bill Rice paced the field to green with Rice out first but Anthony Linkenhoker was right on his bumper. Lap five had a new leader as Anthony Linkenhoker was now leading the train with Humphries working up to second. Linkenhoker was smooth in the middle grove but Humphries was under pressure from French Grimes and Jerald Harris. Harris made it to third and Humphries went low and to the lead as Harris the next lap went to second. Humphries was leading with one to go as Harris got to traffic at the wrong time to make a charge as Humphries would cross the finish line first. At the line it was Tom Humphries, Jerald Harris, French Grimes, Anthony Linkenhoker, Brian Lawson, Bill Rice, Tony Harris, Charlie Ware, Chris Ware, Andrew Wroten and Ron Moyers. Next week is an off weekend before heading back to Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro, Va. on Saturday night June 20th. Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

 

Manitowoc Speedway WI     PROFESSIONAL PLATING INC 360 SPRINT CARS

Once Justin Miller (Plymoth) took the lead in the 360 Sprint Feature, he never looked back. Steering clear of a car flipping over in Turn 4 in lap 8, and jumping out to another sizable lead on the restart. A spin by Anthony Knierim (Frankville) on lap 24 ended the race as the leaders had already received the white flag, by rule making it a complete race. Moving up 2 spots was Wayne Modjeski (Oak Creek), finishing 2nd after starting in the 4th spot. Making massive strides through the pack were Scott Conger (Eagle, finishing 9th after starting in the 16th spot earning the Hard Charger Award and Mitchell Yurmanovich (Cascade) finishing 8th after starting in the 14th spot.

HEAT 1 - 1. Kurt Davis, 2. Paul Pokorski, 3. Brandon Mcmullen, 4. John Krebsbach, 5. Drew Ludwig, 6. Nich Melis (DNS), 7. Robbie Pribnow (DNS)

HEAT 2 - 1. Shane Weninger, 2. Justin Miller, 3. Doug Wondra, 4. Tony Wondra, 5. Mitchell Yurmanovich, 6. Scott Conger, 7. Rusty Egan

HEAT 3 - 1. Wayne Modjeski, 2. Jim Melis, 3. Tim Haddy, 4. Brandon thone, 5. Chris Clayton, 6. Josh Teunissen, 7. Anthony Knierim

A-FEATURE - 1. Miller, 2. Modjeski, 3. Kurt Davis – West Allis, 4. Brandon McMullen – Plymouth, 5. Jim Melis - Glenbuelah, 6. Paul Pokorski – West Bend, 7. Brandon Thone - Plymouth, 8. Yurmanovich, 9. Conger, 10. John Krebsbach - Cascade, 11. Chris Clayton - Waldo, 12. Shane Wenninger - Kewaskum, 13. Doug Wondra - Oakfield, 14. Tim Haddy - Waupan, 15. Knierim, 16. Josh Teunissen - Waldo, 17. Drew Ludwig – Fond du Lac, 18. Tony Wondra - Campbellsport, 19. Robbie Pribnow - Lomira (DNS) 20. Nich Melis- Plymouth (DNS), 21. Rusty Egan – Round Lake Heights, IL (DNS)

 

 

Ryan Bowers Bests B1st Tony Norem in Billy Anderson Memorial Princeton, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (6-5-15)

Ryan Bowers was following Lee Grosz during the early stages of the 14th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial feature race trying to figure out how he was going to pass him. With 11 laps scored, Grosz raced past the flagstand and into turn one to begin lap 12. He never completed the lap, as his quick 4J sprint car hit a bit of a rut, shot over the berm in turn one, slid down the embankment and made hard contact with the retaining wall and fence putting him out of action for the remainder of the race. Bowers took control up front for the final 14 laps and went on the record his first win of the season in UMSS competition. The Mastell Racing team had just installed a fresh Gaerte powerplant under the hood of the 199 sprinter earlier in the week, and the engine, car and driver were in sync on this night at the Princeton Speedway. The win paid the 2014 UMSS Rookie of the Year $2,450, as Bowers added his name to an already impressive winner's list for this annual event. Members of the Anderson family presented the trophy during the celebration in RockAuto.com Victory Lane. Midwest Power Equipment and GRP Motorsports added money to the top four spots in the feature race.

The 25 lap feature race got off to a rough start, as pole sitter Brooke Tatnell and fellow front row starter Thomas Kennedy made contact in turn two in front of the field on the opening lap. The ensuing melee saw Leigh Thomas crash into Tatnell's car on the back stretch resulting in Tatnell tipping over. Three-time UMSS champion Jerry Richert, Jr. got collected in the accident when his car contacted Kennedy's sprinter. The race was red flagged. Tatnell's crew changed a top wing and Rick Kobs car needed work on a rear brake caliper. The latter two tagged the tail for the restart. Thomas Kennedy, the current UMSS point leader, along with Richert and Thomas were out of the race. The remaining field of cars was criss-crossed according to UMSS rules which put Lou Kennedy, Jr. and Lee Grosz on the front row.

When the race went green, Grosz bolted into the lead on the top side. Third starter Ryan Bowers quickly moved to second and began his pursuit of the leader. Grosz' misfortune 11 laps into the race resulted in the only other caution. Bowers led the final 14 circuits, but Tony Norem kept working the bottom lane, a departure from where he usually runs, moving past Chris Graf for second and setting his sights on the leader. Norem, who won the first-ever Billy Anderson Memorial race, slowly was reeling in Bowers but ran out of laps. Chris Graf finished third, Scott Winters was fourth, and Rick Kobs came from the back of the pack for fifth.

Heat race wins for the 17 cars on hand went to Grosz, Tatnell and Thomas Kennedy. The two Challenge Races saw Lou Kennedy, Jr. lead all 8 laps in the first one while Bowers led 7 laps in the second one only to see Tatnell duck under him on the final lap in turn 3 and emerge with the lead and eventual win. Jeff Pellersels had his steering lock up in his heat race, resulting in his car shooting over the berm in turn one, down the embankment and into the retaining wall and fence. Although he did not flip over, the hard contact resulted in serious damage sidelining him for the remainder of the evening. Davey Heskin, driving the Donnohue Designs 34DD car, was unable to make the call for his heat race with oiling issues. The team got the car race ready for the Challenge race and feature event though. Lee Grosz turned the quickest transponder scored lap in the first heat race with an 11.177 second tour around the high-banked 1/4 mile oval. Chris Graf still holds the quickest lap at Princeton in UMSS competition when he gassed it around the track last June in 11.068 seconds.

The UMSS wants to thank the Princeton Speedway, the Anderson family, all the drivers, crews, fans and sponsors for an entertaining night at the 14th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial. Sprint car fans can follow the UMSS on their website at www.umsprints.com or become a friend of the UMSS on their Facebook page.

UMSS Race Results - Princeton Speedway June 5, 2015 (Race #4) 14th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial:

GRP Motorsports & Midwest Power Equipment A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 199-Ryan Bowers[6]; 2. B1ST-Tony Norem[11]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf[7]; 4. 23W-Scott Winters[9]; 5. 34-Rick Kobs[8]; 6. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[3]; 7. 14-Brooke Tatnell[1]; 8. 23-Cody Hahn[13]; 9. 03-Jamey Ogston[10]; 10. 34DD-Davey Heskin[16]; 11. 91A-Reed Allex[14]; 12. 52-Jake Lempelius[15]; 13. (DNF) 4J-Lee Grosz[5]; 14. (DNF) 20K-Thomas Kennedy[2]; 15. (DNF) 63-Jerry Richert Jr[4]; 16. (DNF) 29-Leigh Thomas[12]; DNS 1-Jeff Pellersels Lap Leaders: Grosz 1-11, Bowers 12-25. Cautions: (2)...Red flag on opening lap from contact between 14 & 20K in turn 2, collected 63 & 29. 14 restarted tail along with 34. Yellow with 11 laps in when leader Grosz jumped over turn one berm and hit the fence, out of race.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[1]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf[2]; 3. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[4]; 4. 4J-Lee Grosz[5]; 5. 23W-Scott Winters[3]; 6. 34DD-Davey Heskin[8]; 7. 23-Cody Hahn[7]; 8. 91A-Reed Allex[6]; DNS 1-Jeff Pellersels Lap Leader: L. Kennedy 1-8. No cautions.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Brooke Tatnell[5]; 2. 199-Ryan Bowers[2]; 3. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[6]; 4. 34-Rick Kobs[3]; 5. B1ST-Tony Norem[1]; 6. 29-Leigh Thomas[7]; 7. 03-Jamey Ogston[4]; 8. 52-Jake Lempelius[8] Lap Leaders: Bowers 1-7, Tatnell 8. Cautions: (1) for 03 spin on opening lap.

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz[1]; 2. 03-Jamey Ogston[2]; 3. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[4]; 4. B1ST-Tony Norem[3]; 5. 91A-Reed Allex[5]; 6. 52-Jake Lempelius[6] Lap Leader: Grosz 1-6. No cautions.

Driverwebsites.com Ultimate Sprint Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 14-Brooke Tatnell[2]; 2. 23W-Scott Winters[1]; 3. 199-Ryan Bowers[4]; 4. (DNF) 1-Jeff Pellersels[3]; 5. (DNF) 29-Leigh Thomas[5]; DNS 34DD-Davey Heskin Lap Leader: Tatnell 1-6. Cautions: (2) for 29 stalled front stretch with 3 laps in & 1 over turn one berm and into fence on restart, 1 done for the night.

Midwest Power Equipment Ultimate Sprint Heat 3 (6 Laps): 1. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[2]; 2. 34-Rick Kobs[1]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf[3]; 4. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[5]; 5. 23-Cody Hahn[4] Lap Leader: Kennedy 1-6. No cautions.

 

 

Oswego Speedway

PR Story By: Carol D. Haynes

Dave Gruel Steals Victory from a Fuel Starved Michael Muldoon in Oswego Thriller

OSWEGO, NY - What would have been win number one in Michael Muldoon's supermodified career, went rapidly away from him in the last laps of the Spring Championship, after a late yellow restart found him falling out of the lead due to lack of fuel. Second place runner Dave Gruel, who had taken that spot from Ray Graham Jr., on lap 37, crossed under the checkers for the win, the benefactor of Muldoon's demise. Muldoon would finish 8th. The win for Gruel was his career-fifth.

Muldoon and Ray Graham Jr., who had not made it past lap one in the Jim Shampine Memorial on May 23, started in the front row of the Novelis Spring Championship 50 with Stephen Gioia III and Dan Connors in row two of the 24 car field. After a false start of the first lap, Muldoon and Graham came side by side off four with the 51 taking the lead with Graham and Connors right there as Tim Devendorf and Gioia immediately began a top five battle.

Muldoon and Graham didn't take long to pull away from the pack and Connors settled into third in the early laps. But some wheel to wheel battles behind ensued between Gioia and Pat Lavery, then Devendorf, Gruel, Bob Bond and Tim Snyder a distance back. Joe Gosek, driving the Nicotra 6, was first to exit.

Lap ten of the 50-lapper saw Muldoon and Graham moving farther away as Gruel put his 50 into third on lap nine. Connors and Lavery ran top five a bit away from the fray behind going on between Connors, Gioia, Devendorf, Dave Danzer, Bob Bond and Otto Sitterly, who had started back in sixteenth spot.

All hell seemed to break loose in the next dozen laps as one after one, damaging yellows flew. On lap 11 Keith Shampine's 55 was hooked in with bad damage to the front end after an incident on the backstretch. Into the pits for adjusting were Brandon Bellinger and Tim Snyder.

Muldoon fled the scene quickly on the restart, but yellow slowed the race one lap later when Aric Iosue's 11 had been planted in the front pit entrance tire-covered barrier. Pitstops were made by Hal LaTulip, Bellinger, Michael Barnes and Dave Cliff at this juncture as the 11 was extricated.

But, in simultaneous incidents, Bob Bond was towed in as was the 66 of Lou LeVea Sr. Bond was able to get repaired and return to action.

While Muldoon was able to pull away once again out front, Graham had Gruel trying hard to take second on the green. Graham was able to hold the spot a Gruel, Lavery and Connors ran top five with Devendorf, Danzer, Sitterly, Gioia and Shaun Goselin right there in the top ten.

Yet another slowdown came on lap 16 which saw Bellinger, Cliff and Bond in the pits with only Bellinger making it back out after adjustments.

Things seemed to settle down as the race approached the lap 20 mark. As Muldoon still held a strong lead, things were heating up behind particularly with the Sitterly seven who was moving methodically toward the front in a deja vu scenario of his May 23rd run.

When yellow fell on lap 22 for the 9 of Gioia who was against the inner hub rail near turn four, Sitterly had moved stealth-fully into fifth behind Muldoon, Graham, Gruel and Lavery. But the flag negated his pass of Connors which he just made again on the restart.

Just past the halfway mark, it looked as if the 91 of Graham was gaining ground on the 51 of Muldoon as Gruel, Lavery and Sitterly ran several car lengths behind the lead duo which begin encountering lap slower tail-end cars by lap 33.

Muldoon and Graham sliced smoothly through the traffic but Sitterly used the opportunity to get by Lavery for fourth. The 7 was still very much in contention. But, so was Gruel in the 50.

On lap 37, Gruel bonsaied by Graham to take over second behind leader Muldoon.

Yellow flew to reformat the line when the 22 of Lavery would be facing the wrong way and rolled into the pits. Bob Bond used the time to come in and return as did Tim Snyder who was facing a spring problem.

With ten to go and a restart behind them, Muldoon now had Gruel, Graham and Sitterly closing in behind. Danzer, Connors, Gosselin, Kody Graham, Jeff Abold and Brian Sobus showed in the top ten on the pylon, with Bellinger just a tick out.

But things weren't over yet as Muldoon was still held soon real estate over Gruel, Graham and Sitterly as only five to go showed on the counter. But, Muldoon felt something was amiss just prior to a lap 47 yellow. His car was burping due to lack of fuel. The yellow came for Lavery's 22 who nosed into his pit stall while Tim Snyder made one final pitstop still fighting handling.

The lineup on the restart was Muldoon, Gruel, Graham, Sitterly and Danzer. Gosselin, Kody Graham, Sobus, Abold and Bellinger in the top ten.

On lap 49, that changed dramatically up front as Gruel went out front as Muldoon's 51 drifted backwards. Sitterly and Graham were in a heated fight for second which Otto finally won as Ray's 91 was relegated to third less than half a track away from the checkered flag. Muldoon, who was obviously disappointed after having his hopes evaporate, still finished in the top ten. Danzer and Gosselin completed the top five. Kody Graham, Sobus, Muldoon, Abold and Bellinger rounded out the top ten.

The elated Gruel thanked his team, especially Steve Miller who had loaned the 50 an old engine built in 1991 than ran in his Sweet Sixteen. The “whizzer” as Miller called the motor was refreshed by Enders and inserted in the 50 after Gruel's Enders-built motor had been broken in the May 23rd race.

“We were either good on restarts or really bad,” said Gruel. “We would lose some ground, but we were able to catch back up. Michael ran an awesome race. I don’t know if he ran out of fuel, or buzzed the tires, but I was able to get out around him and make the pass. Awesome night. We have Steve Miller with us this year helping to set the car up, along with his motor “Whizzer” in the car, and we just keep getting better and better.”

Sitterly, who finished deep in his qualifying heat, had to work his way to a runner-up finish.

“There are a lot of fast cars and drivers in the heat races,” said Sitterly. “Everyone is good on new tires in a 12-lap race, but we hoped we could rebound in the feature. The car was just too tight in the feature and it is tough to chisel your way through the field.”

Graham rode to a third place finish, but said brakes were an issue on the No. 91.

“We’ll take third place,” said Graham. “We have been having brake problems, this is the second week in a row. It is hard to race when you don’t have brakes, and we were a little too free. Considering all that we are pretty happy with it.”

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint Heat Race Challenge victories went to Muldoon, Graham, and Snyder.

The Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger was Sitterly with Sobus collecting the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer Award.

Muldoon was the Radical Racegear Lap Leader.

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Road to the Championship presented by Century 21 Galloway Realty/www.OswegoCountyToday.com

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodifieds (50-laps): 1. 50 - Dave Gruel, 2. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 3. 91 - Ray Graham, 4. 52 - Dave Danzer, 5. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 6. 21 - Kody Graham, 7. 79 - Brian Sobus, 8. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 9. 05 - Jeff Abold, 10. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 11. 47 - Bob Bond, 12. 0 - Tim Snyder, 13. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 14. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 15. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 16. 22 - Pat Lavery, 17. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 18. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 19. 68 - Michael Barnes, 20. 06 - Dave Cliff, 21. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr., 22. 55 - Keith Shampine, 23. 11 - Aric Iosue, 24. 6 - Joe Gosek

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #7 - Otto Sitterly

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #79 - Brian Sobus

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #51 - Michael Muldoon

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 3. 22 - Pat Lavery, 4. 52 - Dave Danzer, 5. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 6. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 7. 06 - Dave Cliff, 8. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr.

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 91 - Ray Graham, 2. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 3. 47 - Bob Bond, 4. 50 - Dave Gruel, 5. 68 - Michael Barnes, 6. 79 - Brian Sobus, 7. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr., 8. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 0 - Tim Snyder, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 4. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 5. 21 - Kody Graham, 6. 05 - Jeff Abold, 7. 11 - Aric Iosue, 8. 6 - Joe Gosek

 

 

EDWARDS EARNS KALAMAZOO VICTORY

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (June 6, 2015) – Kyle Edwards earned the victory in the USAC Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints return to Kalamazoo Speedway on Saturday, June 6. Edwards became the second different winner in the young season with Bobby Santos Jr. capturing the opener at Five Flags (Fla.) Speedway in April.

Former series champion Kevin Feeney led the field to the green flag in the 50-lap feature event. He paced the opening 14 circuits with Edwards completing the race-winning pass on the 15th lap. Fast qualifier Aaron Pierce advanced from eighth starting spot to second, but was unable to catch Edwards at the conclusion of the initial Midwest race for the Michigan-based series.

Edwards finished 3.221 seconds ahead of Pierce with defending series champion Jason Blonde placing third. Santos placed fourth with Ryan Gillenwater in the fifth spot.

Pierce posted the fastest lap in Hamilton Trucking Qualifications at 10.014 seconds at 134.811 mph. Heat race victories went to Kyle Edwards and John Turnbull.

The USAC Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints returns to action on Friday, June 12 at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway and Saturday, June 13 at Auto City (Mich.) Speedway.

For more series information on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, visit www.SuperSprints.com.

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Parker Evans Scores First Career Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Win in Kevin Ward Jr Memorial Asphalt Assault

By MIKE MALLETT

EVANS MILLS, NY - Parker Evans etched his name into the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint history books for the first time on Saturday night at the Evans Mills Motorsports Park. The Owego, N.Y., driver captured his first ever A-Main victory with the organization as he held off all challengers in the Kevin Ward Jr. Memorial Asphalt Assault.

Evans collected $3,400 for his win in the 25-lap feature including $2,500 winner’s share thanks to sponsorship for the event from Westward Painting Company, L&J Landscaping and a host of others. He joins the late Kevin Ward Jr. and Lee Ladouceur as the only winners with the series on the asphalt.

“This has been a long time coming,” said Evans in Victory Lane. “It seems like we’ve been close a couple times. We got awful frustrated; we’ve switched cars up, changed shocks, everything you can but the driver. We finally got some success. I was feeling pretty under the weather and I didn’t even turn a wrench on the car the weekend so I have to thank the guys that help us out.”

Evans earned the pole for the feature via the redraw after an impressive run in his heat race saw him pass Dave Axton late for the victory. Mike Stelter pulled alongside Evans for the start of the feature.

Evans won the race into the first turn with Stelter in tow right behind him. The duo remained glued together for the early laps before Evans got into a groove and opened up a slight lead.

By lap six Evans caught the tail-end of the field and began moving around with his No. 61. He worked the outside lane when necessary keeping Stelter in check. Stelter closed the distance as the traffic got heavier for Evans.

“We had to make a couple moves to the outside,” commented Evans. “That is one of those things where you just got to hold the pedal, stomp and steer and hope she sticks. We did what we could.”

At the halfway point Stelter was on the back bumper of Evans as the pair navigator through slower cars. Evans was careful not to miss his marks as Stelter was looking and waiting for an opportunity.

The laps clicked off and Evans never opened the door for Stelter. As the race reached the checkered flag Evans rear brake pad glowed bright orange as he used them as much as he could to keep his car glued to bottom to ensure no one was going to be able to get by him. And ultimately no one did.

“I couldn’t hear him but I could see the shadows off his wing,” stated Evans about Stelter. “You could kind of judge where he was at. I was kind of hard on the breaks out there because I wanted to hold my line on the bottom. I knew if Mike (Stelter) was going to get a run on me it was going to be off the bottom.”

Stelter, of Webster, N.Y., was a happy second place finisher. Stelter, in his third event on the asphalt, was pleased with the night and happy for the opportunity that the series gets each year to compete on the pavement surface.

“I tried to get him going into one on the start,” said the veteran driver. “We got close a couple times in traffic but not close enough to stick my nose in there to make the pass. Congratulations to them, they ran a great race. I’ll take second. The way it’s been going this is a Godsend.”

Axton crossed the line in the third position. The Port Byron, N.Y., driver was disappointed with his heat race effort that saw him get into the back of a slower car which broke the front end. He was able to finish second and make the redraw. Although repairs were made the car was never same after that point.

“I normally wouldn’t be disappointed with a podium finish on the ESS tour, it’s one of the toughest in the country, but we had such a good car early until I made a terrible mistake down here and we were way off after that and it’s just too bad,” said Axton. “I’ll take a third. This track is fantastic. I wish we could do this more than once a year.”

Kelly Hebing scored a fourth place finish with her No. 10 car as she nearly got a podium finish in the closing laps of the feature. She worked over Axton for third but just couldn’t complete the pass. Matt Tanner came from eighth to finish in the fifth position and earned hard charger bonus money.

ESS/Evans Mills Notes – Thanks to so many contributors, lap money totaled $3,650…The Ward family came some 50 people strong in what was a night of celebration of Kevin Ward Jr.’s life…The entire night went caution free!…The Lucas Oil ESS Tour now takes a weekend off before heading to Lebanon Valley for a $2,000 to win, $300 to start event.

Kevin Ward Jr. Memorial A-Main - Parker Evans ($3,400), Mike Stelter ($2,250), Dave Axton ($1,725), Kelly Hebing ($1,575), Matt Tanner ($1,500), Lee Ladouceur ($700), Jeff Cook ($650), Dylan Swiernik ($775), Yan Bilodeau ($600), Denny Peebles ($575), Tim Axton ($550), Paul Pekkonen ($540), Tom Fletcher ($530).

Lap Leader - Evans (1-25).

L&J Landscaping $100 to win Heats - Evans and Stelter.

Friend of ESS Hard Charger - Tanner $200

Lap Money:

Evans - $800

Hebing - $775

D. Axton - $725

Stelter - $650

Tanner - $550

Swiernik - $150

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Andrews gets thrilling FAST Fremont win Harrison earns Race of Legends victory; Sabo gets 1st late model win; Roepke tames trucks

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – The Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame Inductions and Second Annual Race of Legends was an emotional, fun and exciting night. Not only was all the pomp and circumstance great, but the night’s racing was worthy of the speedway’s moniker “The Track That Action Built” on Vision Quest Night.

Sandusky, Ohio’s Chris Andrews, who moved to the Mintz Racing team this year in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, had struggled as of late. After coming out of the blocks with a win at Fremont on April 18, things hadn’t gone according to plan. But, a new chassis and great communication turned things around Saturday.

Andrews became the third different feature leader of the race on lap 21 and sliced his way through traffic to claim his second win of the season. It was his ninth career win at Fremont.

“It’s been a pretty rough few weeks for us. We got a new GF1 car and it’s rocking and rolling pretty good. Steven and Michael (Linder) have this thing locked down and Andrew (Barman)...they gave me an awesome car. Les Mintz (car owner)…he’s got some patience. We haven’t been running too good here lately and I appreciate everything he’s done for me. Sonnebogen, Real Geese, Lucas Oil, K and N Filters…hates off to them,” said Andrews.

“I started to move around…the middle of the race track was actually pretty good surprisingly. Frankie Kerr was back there helping us…he was there yelling at me for everything I did wrong, but it worked,” added Andrews.

The win keeps Andrews in the hunt for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service title and its $10,000 payday. But, two time FAST Champion Byron Reed would storm from his 15th starting spot to a third place finish to maintain the point lead.

The day started with the 7th Annual Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremonies where 11 individuals were enshrined. Later, 16 drivers – a few who were just inducted into the hall of fame and others who haven’t drive a sprint car in decades, competed in 305 sprint cars in the 2nd Annual Race of Legends.

And what a feature it was. The 25-laps went green to checker and in the end, David Harrison, whose late father Daryl is in the hall of fame, would hold off hall-of-famer and inaugural Race of Legends winner Mark Keegan for the popular and emotional win.

“I couldn’t do anything without the Lord’s help on this thing. He’s blessed me here today. I got some people here I want to dedicate this race to. Alex Burkett, my father (Daryl) and Mike Holman. They’ve been very special people in my life. It’s great to come here and win a race in front of all these awesome people at Fremont Speedway. This is my favorite track in the world to be at,” said Harrison.

Daniel Roepke Jr. would make his first start of the season at Fremont a good one in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks. The Woodville, Ohio driver would drive under Matt Foos on late in the race and then would survive a couple of late race cautions to score his 10th career win.

“I was playing him (Foos) a little bit I knew he was going to slip up sooner or later so when he did I took a chance. After that caution he started showing his nose a little bit so I had to make sure he couldn’t get up under me again. I have to thank Alvin at Vision Quest for sponsoring the show, Crown Battery and everyone….my dad especially and Adam,” said Roepke.

Tim Sabo is a member of the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame. The Toledo, Ohio driver jumped at the opportunity to continue racing this year when the track started the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model Division. After several near wins, he put it all together Saturday to lead all 15 laps to score his 26th career Fremont win.

“This is fantastic. A lot of those people that went into the hall of fame are good friends of mine and I grew up watching them,” said Tim Sabo. “We’ve been so close this year…feels great to finally get it done.”

In the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature, Dean Jacobs and Australian Jamie Veal would bring the field to green. Jacobs would grab the lead with Veal challenging while Andrews, Todd Heller, Stuart Brubaker and T.J. Michael in tow. Kody Kinser and Dain Naida would bring out the feature’s only caution after a lap was complete.

On the restart Jacobs and Veal would battle for the lead while Heller and Andrews were locked in a similar tussle for third. Jacobs would start to pull away slightly from Veal with Heller doing the same over Andrews for third.

With 12 laps scored, Veal had closed on Jacobs while Heller and Andrews resumed their battle for third with Brubaker, Brock Martin, Reed, Caleb Griffith and Brian Smith in pursuit. On lap 14 as the leaders prepared to enter lapped traffic, Veal would drive around Jacobs for the lead with Andrews grabbing third a circuit later.

Lapped traffic would come into play on lap 16 with Veal leading Jacobs, a closing Andrews, Heller, Brubaker, Reed and Griffith. Andrews would vault into second on lap 17 and methodically closed the game on Veal. Meanwhile Brubaker would drive into third on lap 20.

With 10 laps to go the top five were nose to tail as they entered heavy lapped traffic. Andrews would use two lapped cars that were side-by-side to drive into the lead on lap 21 as Brubaker would use the same to grab second on lap 22. Meanwhile Reed was making up a lot of ground as he drove into fourth on lap 23.

Andrews would pick his way trough the traffic over the final seven laps for the win while Brubaker, Reed – who took third on lap 26 – Veal and Heller would round out the top five.

In the 25 lap non-stop Race of Legends, Harrison and Charlie Fisher would pace the field. Harrison would grab the lead over Fisher, Joe Keegan, Kenny Clark Jr., Benny bowman, John Naida and Eric Rankine. Clark would take third on lap 3 with Rankin moving into the fifth spot on lap 3.

All eyes were on Mark Keegan who took the challenge to start last. The multi-time track champion and hall of fame member started 16th and was up to sixth by lap five.

As the leaders hit lapped traffic by the eighth circuit, Fisher closed on Harrison with Clark, Rankine, Bowman and Mark Keegan in tow. Rankine, another hall of fame driver, would take third on lap 11 and take the runner-up slot on lap 13 with Mark Keegan driving into third...

With 10 laps to go Mark Keegan drove into second and started to close on Harrison with Rankine Fisher, Clark, Joey Keegan and Naida in pursuit.

Harrison picked his way trough the traffic with Mark Keegan continuing to close while Rankine, Fisher and Clark gave chase. As they took the white flag Mark Keegan was within a car length of Harrison. Harrison would slice his way through the lapped cars to take the win over Keegan, Rankine, Fisher and Joey Keegan.

Dana Fry and Matt Foos brought the field to green for the 20-lap dirt truck feature with Foos gaining the upper hand while Cory McCaughey drove into second with Roepke, Fry, Cory Ward and Kent Brewer giving chase.

While Foos pulled away slightly, a tremendous four truck battle ensued for second involving McCaughey, Roepke, Brewer and Fry. Roepke would take second on lap 3 but the caution on lap seven for Brad Keckler would slow the action.

When the green flew Foos had a hard time holding the bottom line and Roepke would pounce on lap 12 with Brewer in third followed by McCaughey, Fry, Jamie Miller and Keith Sorg.

Roepke would drive under Foos for the lead on lap 12. A debris caution on lap 16 followed by another yellow a lap later for a Bradley Stuckey spin would give the fans a three lap shoot out

When the green flew Roepke and Foos ran nose to tail with Brewer and McCaughey also within striking distance. Roepke would hit his marks to take the win over Foos, Brewer, McCaughey and Brad Mitten.

The 15-lap McCullough Industries 602 Late Model feature saw Tim Sabo and Dustin Keegan on the front row. Sabo would gain the upper hand as three time feature winner Dustin Sautter drove into second on lap two and closed on Sabo.

The caution would fly on lap seven for a Chevy Farmer spin. On the next lap Steve Sabo would spin. When the green flew so did Tim Sabo and Sautter as they pulled away from Dale Cole, Chester Fitch, Dustin Keegan and Steve Sabo.

With the white flag in the air, Sautter had caught Sabo and was driving to his inside. Sabo would make his car wide to hold off the assault and would take the win with Fitch taking third followed by Cole and Dustin Keegan.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, June 12 for Crown Battery Night. It will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST night for the 410 sprint and a JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Night. The dirt trucks and late models will also be in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 6/6/2015 Vision Quest Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (31 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance 1. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.690; 2. 19-Chris Andrews, 12.713; 3. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.749; 4. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.766; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.870; 6. 12-Craig Mintz, 12.883; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.892; 8. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.904; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.912; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.922; 11. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.930; 12. 5AU-Danny Reidy, 12.933; 13. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.955; 14. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.004; 15. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.046; 16. 21-DJ Foos, 13.047; 17. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.067; 18. 5-Byron Reed, 13.079; 19. 53-Cap Henry, 13.118; 20. 4K-kody Kinser, 13.137; 21. 77-Dain Naida, 13.234; 22. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.300; 23. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.323; 24. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.500; 25. 9-John Ivy, 13.588; 26. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.841; 27. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.092; 28. 0-Steve Irwin, 14.206; 29. 3T-Tony Beaber, 14.275; 30. 50B-Mike Burns, 99.010; 31. 33K-Kyle Patrick, 132.268

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1ST-Gary Taylor[2] ; 2. 77-Dain Naida[1] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 5. 9-John Ivy[7] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 8. 3T-Tony Beaber[8]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 40DD-Nate Dussel[1] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[3] ; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[6] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7] ; 7. 12-Craig Mintz[5] ; 8. 50B-Mike Burns[8]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[6] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[1] ; 6. 33K-Kyle Patrick[8] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[3]

Heat 4 - The Computer Man (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 4K-kody Kinser[2] ; 3. 21-DJ Foos[3] ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller[5] ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 6. 5AU-Danny Reidy[4] ; 7. 0-Steve Irwin[7]

Dash - Borer Glass & Mirror (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[6] ; 3. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[3]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 91-Cale Thomas[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 4. 12-Craig Mintz[4] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 6. 5AU-Danny Reidy[6] ; 7. 9-John Ivy[9] ; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[8] ; 9. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 10. 33K-Kyle Patrick[15] ; 11. 55F-Taylor Ferns[10] ; 12. 0-Steve Irwin[12] ; 13. 50B-Mike Burns[14] ; 14. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 15. 3T-Tony Beaber[13]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 19-Chris Andrews[3]; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5]; 3. 5-Byron Reed[15]; 4. 35AU-Jamie Veal[2]; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13]; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[6]; 7. 53-Cap Henry[16]; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[1]; 9. 83M-Broc Martin[7]; 10. 21-DJ Foos[9]; 11. 12-Craig Mintz[14]; 12. 2+-Brian Smith[8]; 13. 40DD-Nate Dussel[19]; 14. 1ST-Gary Taylor[10]; 15. 91-Cale Thomas[11]; 16. 45L-Brian Lay[12]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael[4]; 18. 68G-Tyler Gunn[20]; 19. 4K-kody Kinser[17]; 20. 77-Dain Naida[18] Hard Charger: 5-Byron Reed[+12]

Race of Legends 305 Sprints (16 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 10-David Harrison[2] ; 2. 48-Rick Ungar[6] ; 3. 9-John Naida[1] ; 4. 48F-Charlie Fisher[3] ; 5. 6-Steve Liskai[5] ; 6. 32H-Al Liskai[8] ; 7. 77I-Jim Sipe[7] ; 8. 99-Eric Rankine[4]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. X-Mark Keegan [4] ; 2. 8-Kenny Clark[2] ; 3. 1X-Benny Bowman [3] ; 4. K5-Joe Keegan[5] ; 5. 20I-Lee Potter[6] ; 6. 2N-Brian Neeb[8] ; 7. 16-Jerry Nemire[7] ; 8. 39-Skip Miller[1]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 10-David Harrison[1]; 2. X-Mark Keegan [16]; 3. 99-Eric Rankin3[8]; 4. 48F-Charlie Fisher[2]; 5. K5-Joe Keegan[3]; 6. 48-Rick Ungar[7]; 7. 9-John Naida[4]; 8. 20I-Lee Potter[11]; 9. 1X-Benny Bowman [6]; 10. 8-Kenny Clark[5]; 11. 6-Steve Liskai[10]; 12. 16-Jerry Nemire[13]; 13. 39-Skip Miller[9]; 14. 2N-Brian Neeb[15]; 15. 32H-Al Liskai[14]; 16. 77I-Jim Sipe[12] Hard Charger: X-Mark Keegan [+14]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (19 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[1] ; 2. 18W-Cory Ward[6] ; 3. 16-Jamie Miller[2] ; 4. 99X-Gene Portidge[7] ; 5. P51-Brad Keckler[4] ; 6. 17-Steve Endicott[5] ; 7. 79-Andrew Lutman[3]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2-Matt Foos[5] ; 2. 17X-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 3. 4S-Keith Sorg[3] ; 4. 33-Jeff Ward[6] ; 5. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[4]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 36M-Cory McCaughey[4] ; 2. 22-Brandon Leighton[1] ; 3. 88-Danny Roepke[5] ; 4. 7F-Dana Frey[3] ; 5. 23M-Brad Mitten[6] ; 6. 37-Eric Devanna[2]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 88-Danny Roepke[6]; 2. 2-Matt Foos[2]; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5]; 4. 36M-Cory McCaughey[4]; 5. 23M-Brad Mitten[15]; 6. 7F-Dana Frey[1]; 7. 18W-Cory Ward[3]; 8. 16-Jamie Miller[7]; 9. Keith Sorg [8]; 10. 22-Brandon Leighton[9]; 11. 17-Steve Endicott[16]; 12. 17X-Dustin Keegan[11]; 13. 99X-Gene Portidge[10]; 14. 33-Jeff Ward[12]; 15. 37-Eric Devanna[17]; 16. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[14]; 17. P51-Brad Keckler[13]; 18. 79-Andrew Lutman[18] Hard Charger: 23M-Brad Mitten[+10]

McCullough Industries 602 Late Models (8 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (6 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 23-Dustin Sautter[5] ; 2. 98-Tim Sabo[1] ; 3. 3-Dale Cole[-] ; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 5. 116-Steve Sabo[3] ; 6. 101-Chester Fitch[6] ; 7. O4-Jeff Hites[8]

A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 98-Tim Sabo[1]; 2. 23-Dustin Sautter[3]; 3. 101-Chester Fitch[6]; 4. 3-Dale Cole[4]; 5. 17X-Dustin Keegan[2]; 6. 116-Steve Sabo[5]; 7. 1-Chevy Farmer[8]; 8.O4-Jeff Hites [7] Hard Charger: 101-Chester Fitch[+3]

2015 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

C.J. Johnson Takes URSS Honors at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 6, 2015) – C.J. Johnson became the third different Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car winner in as many events after being awarded Saturday night’s 25-lap United Rebel Sprint Series feature victory atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

The Quinter, KS, shoe picked up the win after apparent winner Ray Seemann was unable to successfully complete post-race technical inspection.

While Johnson captured his first DCRP win since topping the 360-ci portion of last July’s Steve King Memorial, Jesse Richter put a stop to Clay Sellard’s run of perfection in IMCA Modifieds, Clay Money captured IMCA Sport Modified honors, Michael Pepper snared his third IMCA Stock Car win of the season and Cody Williams took the top spot in IMCA Hobby Stocks as a total of 120 cars filled the pit area.

After winning his heat race, Lady Luck was on Johnson’s side after starting seventh in the URSS/Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature.

With Tracey Hill pacing the early rounds, Johnson was fifth after four laps when defending URSS champ Jake Bubak clipped an infield tire and slid to a stop exiting turn four.

Jeremy Huish slipped by Keefe Hemel on the restart, only to miss the preferred groove several laps later and lose a half-dozen positions. Hemel did the same thing two laps later, opening the door for Johnson to climb to third behind Hill and Seemann after ten laps.

Getting into traffic, Hill bobbled briefly in turn two on the 14th lap to allow Seemann and Johnson to close in. The next time around, Hill lost power exiting turn two and came to a stop a half lap later to bring out the second and final caution.

Seemann assumed command on the restart then successfully fought off Johnson’s advances through traffic in the final circuits to get to the checkered flag just two car-lengths ahead of Johnson. But when Seemann failed post-race technical inspection, Johnson moved up one more spot to take the winner’s share.

Starting alongside Johnson in the fourth row, Zach Blurton worked his way forward as well to earn runner-up honors with current URSS Kansas points leader Jed Werner filling out the podium in third.

J.D. Johnson advanced from 11th to fourth with Taylor Velasquez rounding out the top five. The rest of the top ten for the 29-car field included Luke Cranston, Keefe Hemel, Koby Walters, Jordan Randles and Huish.

In the 20-lap IMCA Modified main event, Great Bend’s Jesse Richter slipped past Joe Cleveland on the third round then held off some late pressure from Cleveland Cody Gearhart to snare his first DCRP win of the year.

Richter paced the final 18 rounds of the non-stop affair, although Cleveland made one last-ditch effort on the final round. Working forward from 13th after winning the “B” Main, Gearhart was up to fifth by the midway point then took third on the white-flag lap before trying to make a move for the win on the final circuit.

Austin Allen crossed the stripe fourth with Dylan Sherfick climbing from 12th to round out the top five.

Penokee’s Clay Money continued his DCRP success by rallying from 12th to win the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified main event.

A winner of two DCRP features last year including the Inaugural Sport Modified Mayhem event, Money needed just nine laps to take the lead away from Matthew Crowell before leading the rest of the way.

Money raced to the stripe ahead of Mike Appel, who held off Jeff Kaup for runner-up honors. After leading the opening round, Kamren Gruber crossed the stripe fourth with Tristan Barton racing from 13th to round out the top five.

In IMCA Stock Car action, Lakin’s Michael Pepper reeled off his third win in four tries by topping the 20-lapper.

Pepper chased Randy Dowell for nine laps before taking command for keeps at the midway point. Pepper was chased to the line by Dowell with B.J. Wagoner working his way up to third with Marlin Hogie and Jeff Tubbs rounding out the top five.

In the 20-lap IMCA Hobby Stock main event, Cody Williams made a late move around Matt O’Hair to snare his first DCRP win of the year.

O’Hair gunned into the lead at the outset from the front row outside starting position with Williams into second in short order. Williams kept the pressure on throughout and took quick advantage of one O’Hair bobble in turn four on the 18th round to take command.

Williams beat O’Hair to the line with Cody Davis, Kyle Pfeifer and Duane Wahrman rounding out the top five.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park next Saturday night, June 13, with a full slate of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park – June 6 Results:

URSS Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2j-Zach Blurton, 2. 11-Keefe Hemel, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 007-Jordan Randles, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 91-Christian Schriver, 7. 911-Ty Williams, 8. 9d-Lance Davis.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 9x-Jake Bubak, 3. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 4. 98-J.D. Johnson, 5. 30c-Barry Crane, 6. 97-Brian Herbert, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 2. 50-Jed Werner, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 1x-Cody Lampe, 5. 17-Connor Atkinson, 6. 9b-Darren Bowman, 7. E85-Kade Hagans.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 28-Tracey Hill, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 4. 7r-Beau Ricke, 5. 44-Clint Schubert, 6. 18-Brandon Sprott, 7. 3-Ryan Walters.

“B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 30c-Barry Crane, 5. 911-Ty Williams, 6. 17-Connor Atkinson, 7. 007-Jordan Randles, 8. 97-Brian Herbert, 9. 7r-Beau Ricke, 10. 44-Clint Schubert, 11. 11k-Tyler Knight, 12. 1x-Cody Lampe, 13. 9b-Darren Bowman, 14. 9d-Lance Davis, 15. E85-Kade Hagans, 16. 10-Jordan Knight, 17. 18-Brandon Sprott, 18. 3-Ryan Walters. DNS: 91-Christian Schriver.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 2. 2j-Zach Blurton, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 98-J.D. Johnson, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 20-Luke Cranston, 7. 11-Keefe Hemel, 8. 33-Koby Walters, 9. 007-Jordan Randles, 10. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 11. 49-Kris Moore, 12. 911-Ty Williams, 13. 30c-Barry Crane, 14. 44-Clint Schubert, 15. 17-Connor Atkinson, 16. 97-Brian Herbert, 17. 28-Tracey Hill, 18. 9x-Jake Bubak, 19. 7r-Beau Ricke, 20. 72-Ray Seemann (DQ).

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 25x-Scott Green, 2. M15-Mike Martin, 3. 85c-Clay Sellard, 4. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 5. 57-Joel Lane, 6. K98-Danny Keller, 7. 44T-Tanner Black, 8. 01-Jesse Smith.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 18-Austin Allen, 2. 7L-Nate Moore, 3. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 4. 29b-Briar Oelkers, 5. 727-Todd Schwarz, 6. 52-Clayton Hogie, 7. 2L-Tracy Link, 8. 01x-Beau Davis.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 2-Joe Cleveland, 2. 66d-Dylan Sherfick, 3. 3h-Ryan Heger, 4. 1n-Nick Link, 5. 16-Kevin Gray, 6. 64-Jimmy Brozek, 7. 25-Kale Beavers.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 8r-Jesse Richter, 2. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 3. 7n-William Nusser, 4. 22k-Brad Keller, 5. 2g-Grant Junghans, 6. 23s-Heath Myers, 7. B21-Chadd Brown.

“B” Main (15 Laps): 1. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 2. 57-Joel Lane, 3. 16-Kevin Gray, 4. 22k-Brad Keller, 5. K98-Danny Keller, 6. 64-Jimmy Brozek, 7. 2g-Grant Junghans, 8. 44T-Tanner Black, 9. 01x-Beau Davis, 10. 727-Todd Schwarz, 11. 01-Jesse Smith, 12. 25-Kale Beavers, 13. 1n-Nick Link, 14. 29b-Brian Oelkers, 15. B21-Chadd Brown, 16. 2L-Tracy Link, 17. 23s-Heath Myers. DNS: 52-Clayton Hogie.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 8r-Jesse Richter, 2. 2-Joe Cleveland, 3. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 4. 18-Austin Allen, 5. 66d-Dylan Sherfick, 6. 25x-Scott Green, 7. 85c-Clay Sellard, 8. 7L-Nate Moore, 9. 7n-William Nusser, 10. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 11. 57-Joel Lane, 12. M15-Mike Martin, 13. 44T-Tanner Black, 14. 16-Kevin Gray, 15. 64-Jimmy Brozek, 16. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 17. 2-Joe Cleveland, 18. 22k-Brad Keller, 19. K98-Danny Keller, 20. 3h-Rya Heger.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 18-Kyle Wiens, 2. 33d-Brendon Damon, 3. 7-Clay Money, 4. 11-Jason Dove, 5. 81T-Tristan Barton, 6. 40s-Ryan Stevenson, 7. 2r-Adrian Ramirez, 8. 7j-Jamie French, 9. 33k-Jason Lunow.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 8-Brian May, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 4. 12-Kevin Tabor, 5. 3-Gage Coen, 6. 55d-Don Strecker, 7. 40d-Steve Dent, 8. 85-Brad Johnson.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 65j-Josh Appel, 2. 37-Bart Baker, 3. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 4. 56m-Mike Appel, 5. 2m-Angel Munoz, 6. 6m-Madison Reed, 7. 25c-Darren Coyle. DNS: 22p-Michael Pepper.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 7-Clay Money, 2. 56m-Mike Appel, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 5. 81T-Tristan Barton, 6. 40s-Ryan Stevenson, 7. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 8. 65j-Josh Appel, 9. 18-Kyle Wiens, 10. 12-Kevin Tabor, 11. 11-Jason Dove, 12. 37-Bart Baker, 13. 40d-Steve Dent, 14. 3-Gage Coen, 15. 6m-Madison Reed, 16. 25c-Darren Coyle, 17. 8-Brian May, 18. 55d-Don Strecker, 19. 2m-Angel Munoz, 20. 85-Brad Johnson, 21. 33d-Brendon Damon, 22. 2r-Adrian Ramirez, 23. 33k-Jason Lunow. DNS: 7j-Jamie French, 22p-Michael Pepper.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 22p-Michael Pepper, 2. D44-Randy Dowell, 3. 51w-B.J. Wagoner, 4. 57-Dalton Bauer, 5. 24c-Brandon Conkwright, 6. 2x-Trevor Schmidt, 7. 6m-Jason McIntyre, 8. 3-Chris Oliver.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 33-Marlin Hogie, 2. 37x-Jeff Tubbs, 3. 58-Kyle Tillery, 4. 55h-Ron Hartman, 5. 11j-Justin Lewis, 6. 19-Brett Copeland, 7. 95-Tyler Tipton.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 22p-Michael Pepper, 2. D44-Randy Dowell, 3. 51w-B.J. Wagoner, 4. 33-Marlin Hogie, 5. 37x-Jeff Tubbs, 6. 57-Dalton Bauer, 7. 95-Tyler Tipton, 8. 55h-Ron Hartman, 9. 58-Kyle Tillery, 10. 11j-Justin Lewis, 11. 6m-Jason McIntyre, 12. 19-Brett Copeland, 13. 3-Chris Oliver, 14. 24c-Brandon Conkwright, 15. 2x-Trevor Schmidt.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 2. 77-Cody Williams, 3. 17-Will Bauer, 4. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 5. 42m-Zach McLemore, 6. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 7. 32r-Oscar Runyon, 8. 51-Clint Long, 9. 7h-Corey Hacker, 10. 26T-Travis McLemore, 11. 28x-Jace Smith.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2-Jason Cleveland, 2. 91d-Cody Davis, 3. 711-Brady Bencken, 4. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 5. 27-Tommy Fose, 6. 22ss-Shay Simoneau, 7. 44b-David Berger, 8. 21-Brian Stitch, 9. 15e-Elliott May, 10. 7-Tom Reed.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 77-Cody Williams, 2. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 3. 91d-Cody Davis, 4. 54p-Kye Pfeifer, 5. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 6. 22ss-Shay Simoneau, 7. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 8. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 9. 27-Tommy Fose, 10. 28x-Jace Smith, 11. 32r-Oscar Runyon, 12. 51-Clint Long, 13. 711-Brady Bencken, 14. 44b-David Berger, 15. 17-Will Bauer, 16. 7-Tom Reed, 17. 15e-Elliott May, 18. 7h-Corey Hacker, 19. 42m-Zach McLemore. DNS: 21-Brian Stitch, 26T-Travis McLemore.

 

 

Bell and Howard Claim Night Three of Illinois SPEED Week

June 7, 2015

Macon, IL. - Christopher Bell of Norman, Oklahoma took his fourth POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of the 2015 season and the 19th of his career, doubling down for the third night of Illinois SPEED Week presented by Toyota at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. Matt Howard of Lawrence, Kansas earned his first career POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series victory, becoming the fifth different winner throughout the 2015 season.

Bell, piloting a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet started on the pole of the 30 lap feature event after claiming a heat race and qualifier win. The Norman, Oklahoma native shared the front row with teammate Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada. Leading the field to green, Bell was able to gain the early advantage over Thorson until Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Illinois brought out the yellow on lap 11, while Rico Abreu simultaneously spun in turns three and four. Holding control, Bell would work to stay ahead of Thorson until the red flag was brought out for the flipping car of Jake Neuman, who collected Jason McDougal.

Back to green flag racing, it became apparent that the front runners had found the rubber on the 1/5th mile Macon Speedway, as the top three led the chase towards lap traffic. The action would be slowed as contact between Brad Mosen and Hayden Williams would leave Williams' machine parked off turn two. With the field bunched back up, the top three consisting of Bell, Thorson and Felker would start working away from the field as Alex Bright tried to work past Austin Brown for the fifth position.

On lap 24, the caution would fly for Nathan Smee's spun machine. As the duo of Bell and Thorson ran one-two, Bright would finally capture the fifth position from Brown. With 28 laps down, Gage Walker would bring out the caution as his machine came to rest facing the opposite direction along the back stretch. Coming back to green, Thorson wouldn't be able to challenge for the lead as Bell would cross the line in first, followed by Thorson and Felker. Coming in fourth was Darren Hagen and rounding out the top five was Alex Bright.

"You don't know how hard to run when you're out front, you don't know how much to need to pace yourself to keep your tires underneath you on a race track like this," said Christopher Bell. "Just looking forward to getting to Belleville where we can race."

"It kind of sucks we had that last caution," said Tanner Thorson. "I think we would have found out if we had a shot at winning this thing, but congratulations to Christopher, I love racing with him and I love racing with the Keith Kunz cars."

"It's a shame we didn't have a better track," said Andrew Felker. I kind of wore my stuff out too early. Tried to make a move on Tanner there and about ten to go the right rear started vibrating and I went into conserve mode."

Matt Howard of Lawrence, Kansas became the fifth different winner in 2015 as he convincingly stole the 20 lap POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro feature after starting third behind Dereck King and Garrett Duff. Powering by both Duff and then race leader King, Howard would take the lead on lap three and never look back. A career-best second went to Garrett Duff of Weldon, Illinois, while Joe B. Miller took third. Nathan Benson came in fourth, and Derrik Ortega with a career-best rounded out the top five.

"This feels great," said first time winner Matt Howard. "My dad's not here and he helped me with the setup for tonight. And my uncle, he's the one who did everything. I have great family and great friends to support me. It was definitely worth it to come up this weekend."

"We jumped in the micro and tried to get a few laps and it worked out well to come here and get a top five on this track," said Joe B. Miller. "It's a shame we had to race on this, but I'd like to thank everybody that helps us."

"I just want to thank all my sponsors and friends for coming out," said Garret Duff with a career-best third place finish.

Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71 - Christopher Bell, Heat 2: 92 - Brenden Bright, Heat 3: 1NZ - Brad Mosen, Heat 4: 91T - Tyler Thomas, Heat 5: 17 - Darren Hagen, Heat 6: 22 - Andy Malpocker

Great Clips Qualifier Winners: Qualifier 1: 71 - Christopher Bell, Qualifier 2: 67 - Tanner Thorson

Toyota Feature Winner: 71 - Christopher Bell

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 71 - Christopher Bell 2. 67 - Tanner Thorson 3. 11A - Andrew Felker 4. 17 - Darren Hagen 5. 56 - Alex Bright 6. 39 - Spencer Bayston 7. 97K - Rico Abreu 8. 2X - Ryan Bernal 9. 22 - Andy Malpocker 10. 38 - Chase Briscoe 11. 11C - Chett Gehrke 12. 7X - Gage Walker 13. 57D - Daniel Robinson 14. 9K - Kyle Schuett 15. 27NZ - Hayden Williams 16. 1NZ - Brad Mosen 17. 7 - Austin Brown 18. 7A - Nathan Smee 19. 5C - Colten Cottle 20. 3N - Jake Neuman 21. 25M - Derrick Myers 22. 73 - Jason McDougal 23. 15 - Tim Siner

Micros

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 73 - Jason McDougal, Heat 2: 58H - Matt Ponder, Heat 3: 4 - Garrett Duff, Heat 4: 51B - Joe B Miller, Heat 5: 8H - Matt Howard, Heat 6: 37H - Nick Howard, Heat 7: 23 - Jeremy Camp

Great Clips Qualifier Winners: Qualifier 1: 1 - Dereck King, Qualifier 2: 4 - Garrett Duff, Qualifier 3: 8H - Matt Howard, Qualifier 4: 21M - Steven Shebester

Toyota Feature Winner: 8H - Matt Howard

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Feature Results (20 laps): 1. 8H - Matt Howard 2. 4 - Garrett Duff 3. 51B - Joe B Miller 4. 2B - Nathan Benson 5. 74 - Derrik Ortega 6. 23 - Jeremy Camp 7. 38 - Evan Weyant 8. 3 - Ayrton Gennetten 9. 28 - Luke Verardi 10. 12 - Frank Galusha 11. 7C - Chris Cochran 12. 98P - Miles Paulus 13. 9 - Austin Stewart 14. 77W - Joey Wirth 15. 73 - Jason McDougal 16. 1 - Dereck King 17. 21M - Steven Shebester 18. 58H - Matt Ponder 19. 37H - Nick Howard 20. 15U - Willie Urish 21. 46 - Zac Taylor 22. 65E - Chad Elliott 23. 21A - Austin Vantoll

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Lasoski Wins on Epic Night of Racing at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, June 6, 2015 – Danny Lasoski led every lap to claim his 103rd career 410 feature victory at Knoxville Raceway on Slideways Karting Center Night. He pocketed $3,000 for his win aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2 machine. That was far from the whole story, however, as wild battles ensued behind him in the non-stop 20-lap main event. In the 360 class, Billy Alley passed Justin Henderson with two laps to go, to claim his twelfth career victory in that class. McKenna Haase, who made history earlier this season as the first female sprint car feature winner at Knoxville, repeated that feat in the 305 class.

The 410 feature saw Lasoski dart out from the pole, followed by David Gravel and Brooke Tatnell. By lap three, Ian Madsen had grabbed third in what would become musical chairs involving spots two through seven for the entire race.

By lap four, Terry McCarl had moved from row five to the sixth spot. Ian Madsen reeled in the second place car of Gravel and the two exchanged slide jobs for two laps before Madsen prevailed for the spot on lap eleven. By then, McCarl had shot under Shane Stewart for the fourth position.

Kerry Madsen was soon in the mix as well, passing Gravel for third. Unbelievable racing ensued, as both Madsen’s, Gravel, McCarl, Stewart and Brian Brown sliced and diced their way through traffic and each other. On lap 18, McCarl shot by both Gravel and Ian Madsen into third. He momentarily got by Kerry Madsen for second, but settled for third at the stripe. Gravel was fourth ahead of Ian Madsen. Paul McMahan, Brown, Jason Sides, Davey Heskin and Kraig Kinser rounded out the top ten.

Lasoski set quick time over the 42-car field, while Matt Moro, Dustin Selvage, Kinser and Brown took the heat races. McCarl won the B main after suffering a broken rear-end in the heat race.

“I hope this continues,” said Lasoski in Victory Lane after winning his second feature here of the season. “I have to thank (crew chief) Guy Forbrook. “This guy never quits. We’ve had some trouble with our racecar on a slick track with a full load of fuel. He just keeps working at it. This is the best the car has ever been.”

The 360 main event was no less exciting. Justin Henderson jumped to the early lead from his pole position. Russ Hall and Tasker Phillips trailed him early, but it was evident that Billy Alley, making his first appearance of the year at Knoxville, was on the move. Starting sixth, he was fourth by lap two, and passed Phillips for third on lap four.

Keoni Texeira did a 360 spin, bringing out the caution six laps in. Henderson pulled away as Alley rode the cushion in one and two to propel past Hall for second. A lap later, Phillips, who was running fourth, spun to avoid Nate Van Haaften on the frontstretch. The restart saw Henderson ahead of Alley, Hall, Tony Shilling and Van Haaften. Shilling surged to third when

The final slowdown of the race came nine laps in, when Hall felt Clint Garner’s right rear, disabling his front end. Despite helplessly going across the track, further damage was avoided. Henderson pulled away again on the restart, as Van Haaften took third from Shilling.

The leader appeared to be on his way to a fourth win this season at Knoxville and his second in the 360 class. He lost some momentum in traffic, however, and Alley reeled him in. Alley could put the Ironwood Builders #3 high or low on the race track, and slipped under Henderson coming for the white flag. He would hold him off for a popular victory here at Knoxville. Van Haaften held on for third, ahead of Garner and Shilling. Calvin Landis, Joe Beaver, Jack Dover, hard-charger Matt Moro and Jon Agan rounded out the top ten.

Henderson set quick time over the field and won his heat race. Van Haaften and Dover were the other heat winners, while Moro took the B.

“I actually won this one,” said Alley in Victory Lane. “The last time I won (in 2014) I started on the front and had it kind of given to me. Bob Richardson has been with me since I started. He gave me an awesome racecar that was fun to drive. It’s a lot of fun. This is my home. Justin didn’t really know what the racetrack was doing in the lead. He went to the top when the lapped cars got in his way and it worked to my advantage. I was hungry. My little boy Harrison gave me a hug before I left home and said, ‘Dad, just try to win’.”

McKenna Haase led the entire way in her second win of the year in the 305 class. The event was shortened to ten laps due to time and a number of incidents. Rob Weuve got into the wall on lap two. Trevor Smith, who was fourth at the time, flipped in turn one on lap three. Devin Kline, who was running second broke a dragline on lap four. Josh Jones spun on lap six, and Kevin Hetrick flipped while running third on lap eight. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Stacey Alexander challenged the leader over the final two laps, but Haase would not be denied. Rookie Christian Bowman was third, ahead of Kade Higday and Matthew Stelzer. Ben Woods, Mike Mayberry, Brad Comegys, Jeff Wilke and Tanner Edwards rounded out the top ten. Haase set quick time, while Edwards, Higday and Mitchell Alexander won heat races.

“The last restart wasn’t my best,” said Haase in Victory Lane. “I missed the bottom a little bit. I was tired. It was a very long race. Hopefully, everyone is o.k. It’s really cool to win on Slideways Karting Center Night because I got my number from one of the Slideways karts. It’s just unbelievable and I don’t even know what to think.”

Join us next Saturday night, June 13, for the Mediacom Shootout featuring the World of Outlaws! The 360 sprint cars will also be on the card. For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com! For more information on the World of Outlaws, visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com!

Results from Knoxville Raceway

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (10), 15.286; 2. 2S, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (15), 15.351; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (27), 15.361; 4. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (29), 15.421; 5. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (38), 15.496; 6. 7G, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (9), 15.548; 7. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (7), 15.605; 8. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (23), 15.612; 9. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (8), 15.642; 10. 51, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (32), 15.678; 11. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.700; 12. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (36), 15.710; 13. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (30), 15.741; 14. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (21), 15.748; 15. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (41), 15.751; 16. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (19), 15.762; 17. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (13), 15.768; 18. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (16), 15.790; 19. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (42), 15.806; 20. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (40), 15.836; 21. 10, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (22), 15.881; 22. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (2), 15.884; 23. 2KS, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (5), 15.890; 24. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (34), 15.921; 25. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (12), 15.926; 26. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (17), 15.934; 27. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (3), 15.968; 28. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (14), 15.986; 29. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (18), 16.037; 30. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (4), 16.049; 31. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (11), 16.071; 32. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (25), 16.111; 33. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (31), 16.143; 34. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (33), 16.292; 35. o5, Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO (35), 16.302; 36. 84, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (39), 16.422; 37. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (26), 16.467; 38. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (28), 16.672; 39. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (6), 17.125; 40. 44D, Andy Snider, Des Moines, IA (24), 17.536; 41. 41, Scott Comstock, Prairie Home, MO (37), 20.615; 42. 8, Jeff Wingate, California, MO (20), 22.582.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Matt Moro (1); 2. Danny Lasoski (6); 3. Kerry Madsen (5); 4. Josh Schneiderman (2); 5. Ian Madsen (4) / 6. Tasker Phillips (7); 7. RJ Johnson (8); 8. Ryan Bunton (9); 9. Scott Comstock (11); 10. AJ Moeller (10); DQ (Did not go to scales, finished fifth) Bronson Maeschen (3)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:10.2: 1. Dustin Selvage (2); 2. Paul McMahan (4); 3. Shane Stewart (6); 4. David Gravel (5); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (1) / 6. Tim Kaeding (3); 7. Dylan Peterson (8); 8. Glen Saville (7); 9. Bob Weuve (10); 10. Jeff Wingate (9) DNS – Jacob Allen

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Kraig Kinser (2); 2. Davey Heskin (4); 3. Don Droud Jr. (1); 4. Justin Henderson (3); 5. Brooke Tatnell (5) / 6. Brad Loyet (9); 7. Austin Johnson (7); 8. Bobby Mincer (10); 9. Chris Martin (8); 10. Terry McCarl (6)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.4: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Austin McCarl (2); 3. Dusty Zomer (4); 4. Bryan Clauson (1); 5. Jason Sides (5) / 6. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 7. Logan Forler (7); 8. Scott Bogucki (9); 9. Andy Snider (8) DNS – Logan Schuchart

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:24.0: 1. Terry McCarl (1); 2. Bronson Maeschen (2); 3. Tasker Phillips (5); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (4) / 5. Dylan Peterson (10); 6. Scott Bogucki (14); 7. Austin Johnson (7); 8. Glen Saville (6); 9. Logan Forler (8); 10. RJ Johnson (9); 11. Brad Loyet (13); 12. Ryan Bunton (12); 13. Chris Martin (11); 14. Bobby Mincer (17); 15. Bob Weuve (16); 16. Andy Snider (18); 17. Tim Kaeding (3); 18. Scott Comstock (19); 19. AJ Moeller (15); 20. Jeff Wingate (20) DNS – Jacob Allen, Logan Schuchart

A main (started), 20 Laps, 5:55.7: 1. Danny Lasoski (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (6); 3. Terry McCarl (9); 4. David Gravel (2); 5. Ian Madsen (3); 6. Paul McMahan (10); 7. Brian Brown (7); 8. Jason Sides (8); 9. Davey Heskin (11); 10. Kraig Kinser (17); 11. Brooke Tatnell (4); 12. Dusty Zomer (12); 13. Justin Henderson (14); 14. Austin McCarl (18); 15. Bronson Maeschen (13); 16. Lynton Jeffrey (24); 17. Josh Schneiderman (15); 18. Bryan Clauson (22); 19. Dustin Selvage (16); 20. Dakota Hendrickson (20); 21. Tasker Phillips (23); 22. Don Droud Jr. (21); 23. Shane Stewart (5); 24. Matt Moro (19). Lap Leader: Lasoski 1-20. Hard-charger: Jeffrey.

360 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (5), 16.144; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (15), 16.480; 3. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (12), 16.532; 4. 3A, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (24), 16.563; 5. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (20), 16.576; 6. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 16.611; 7. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.620; 8. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (8), 16.631; 9. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (14), 16.635; 10. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (27), 16.637; 11. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.667; 12. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (13), 16.676; 13. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (23), 16.700; 14. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.702; 15. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (11), 16.755; 16. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (3), 16.765; 17. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (16), 16.786; 18. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (18), 16.787; 19. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (2), 16.896; 20. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (19), 16.936; 21. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.937; 22. 50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (22), 16.998; 23. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (9), 17.097; 24. 76, Jay Russell, Elwood, KS (6), 17.230; 25. 20T, Corey Timmerman, Carmen, IL (10), 17.286; 26. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (1), 17.302; 27. 10J, Jamie Zaputil, Mystic, IA (25), 17.651; 28. 31P, Travis Porter, Rock Island, IL (28), 18.171.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (6); 2. Billy Alley (5); 3. Ryan Giles (2); 4. Tony Shilling (4); 5. Randy Martin (1); 6. Ryan Roberts (7) / 7. Dustin Clark (3); 8. Keoni Texeira (8); 9. Corey Timmerman (9); 10. Travis Porter (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.8: 1. Nate Van Haaften (4); 2. Jon Agan (2); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Russ Hall (5); 5. John Hall (1); 6. Calvin Landis (3) / 7. Matt Moro (7); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (9); 9. Ricky Montgomery (8)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.5: 1. Jack Dover (4); 2. Cody Ledger (1); 3. Jamie Ball (6); 4. Joe Beaver (3); 5. Tom Lenz (2); 6. Sawyer Phillips (5) / 7. Jay Russell (8); 8. Alan Zoutte (7); 9. Jamie Zaputil (9)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:56.6: 1. Matt Moro (2); 2. Dustin Clark (1); 3. Jay Russell (6); 4. Keoni Texeira (4); 5. Ricky Montgomery (5); 6. Alan Zoutte (3) / 7. Dakota Hendrickson (8); 8. Corey Timmerman (7); 9. Jamie Zaputil (9) DNS – Travis Porter

A main, 18 Laps, NT: 1. Billy Alley (6); 2. Justin Henderson (1); 3. Nate Van Haaften (3); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Tony Shilling (8); 6. Calvin Landis (11); 7. Joe Beaver (12); 8. Jack Dover (9); 9. Matt Moro (20); 10. Jon Agan (14); 11. Randy Martin (16); 12. Dustin Clark (10); 13. Tom Lenz (15); 14. Ryan Giles (13); 15. Cody Ledger (18); 16. Jamie Ball (7); 17. Jay Russell (21); 18. Ryan Roberts (19); 19. Ricky Montgomery (23); 20. Sawyer Phillips (4); 21. Keoni Texeira (22); 22. John Hall (17); 23. Alan Zoutte (24); 24. Russ Hall (2). Lap Leaders: Henderson 1-16, Alley 17-18. Hard-charger: Moro.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (11), 17.568; 2. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (5), 17.659; 3. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (3), 17.674; 4. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (14), 17.694; 5. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.726; 6. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (9), 17.757; 7. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (16), 17.792; 8. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (4), 17.828; 9. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (12), 17.899; 10. 7, Tanner Edwards, Van Meter, IA (1), 17.907; 11. 02s, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.954; 12. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (22), 17.972; 13. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (6), 18.001; 14. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (7), 18.032; 15. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (20), 18.105; 16. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (17), 18.421; 17. 50K, Kevin Hiemstra, Knoxville, IA (13), 18.456; 18. 71G, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (18), 18.728; 19. 76D, Don Dawson III, Indianola, IA (8), 18.787; 20. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (23), 18.962; 21. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (15), 19.039; 22. 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (19), 19.327; 23. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (21), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:48.7: 1. Tanner Edwards (1); 2. Stacey Alexander (3); 3. McKenna Haase (6); 4. Mike Mayberry (2); 5. Brad Comegys (4); 6. Don Dawson III (5); 7. Lee Patterson (7) DNS – Corey Kautz

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.7: 1. Kade Higday (4); 2. Jeff Wilke (2); 3. Devin Kline (5); 4. Kevin Hetrick (6); 5. Josh Jones (3); 6. Christopher Scank (7); 7. Chris Walraven (8); 8. Kevin Hiemstra (1)

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.7: 1. Mitchell Alexander (2); 2. Ben Woods (3); 3. Matthew Stelzer (4); 4. Christian Bowman (6); 5. Trevor Smith (5); 6. Rob Weuve (7); 7. Cody Ambers (1)

A main (started), 10 Laps, NT: 1. McKenna Haase (1); 2. Stacey Alexander (6); 3. Christian Bowman (7); 4. Kade Higday (3); 5. Matthew Stelzer (9); 6. Ben Woods (12); 7. Mike Mayberry (13); 8. Brad Comegys (8); 9. Jeff Wilke (14); 10. Tanner Edwards (10); 11. Christopher Scank (17); 12. Mitchell Alexander (15); 13. Lee Patterson (21); 14. Don Dawson III (16); 15. Josh Jones (11); 16. Kevin Hiemstra (19); 17. Kevin Hetrick (5); 18. Chris Walraven (22); 19. Devin Kline (2); 20. Trevor Smith (4); 21. Rob Weuve (18) DNS – Cody Ambers, Corey Kautz. Lap Leader: Haase 1-10. Hard-charger: Patterson.

 

 

Sargent Wins Strange Sportsman Main at Skagit Speedway

6/6/15

Alger, WA – A strange main event in the Sportsman Sprint Cars ended with Lance Sargent taking his third main event of the year on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway. Joining Lance in victory lane in the 7th round of the Dwayne Lane’s Family of Auto Centers Racing Series were Tayler Malsam, Mark Carrell and Cliff Ballenger.

Jake Helsel appeared to have the main event well in hand for the Sportsman Sprint Cars as he had led the first 19 laps with little challenge. Disaster reared its ugly head for Helsel on lap 20 – second place Bill Rude entered turn two and spun out in the middle groove, collecting sixth place running Joe Lyon in the process and bringing out the yellow flag. Instead of slowing his car to obey the yellow, Helsel stopped his car on the inside of turn two and got out of the racecar before the track went to a red flag condition. The on track stoppage prompted speedway officials to penalize Jake for stopping on the track, giving what was the third place car of Lance Sargent the lead. On the ensuing restart, Sargent would streak away to his third win of the year, followed by Greg Otis in second and James Bundy in third. Kyle Secord set quick time but experienced mechanical failure in his heat race that would end his evening. Heat winners were Sargent, Zach McCabe and Tyler Fox.

Slower traffic helped Tayler Malsam to another win in the 410 class. Kelsey Carpenter set out to the early lead, with Malsam no more than a car length or two off his tail from the outset. When slower cars impeded Carpenter on lap nine, Malsam pounced, pulling even with Carpenter in the middle of turn three and nosing ahead off the exit of four. Malsam would clear the slower car before Kelsey and streak away for the victory. Carpenter drove to second with Kenny Rutz collecting third. Carpenter was the quick time winner with Luke Didiuk and Nate Vaughn winning the heats.

For the second straight race, Oregon’s Mark Carrell used traffic to his advantage on his way to a win in the Shipwreck Beads Modifieds. With just six laps remaining, race leader Lawrence O’Connor picked the wrong line to try and pass a slower car, and Carrell, who had been committed to the low line around the track, jumped to the high side. The move allowed his to use the slower car as a basketball style pick, as he motored around the outside of turn one and two to take the lead and eventual win, his second straight in the division. O’Connor took second with Aaron Weston finishing third. Carrell and O’Connor won the two heat races.

In what’s becoming a Skagit Speedway trend, the Outlaw Tuner A Main was an incredibly entertaining race. Cliff Ballenger scored his first victory of the year, fending off Matt Powers for ten laps before securing some breathing room on his way to the win. Powers, Brandon Berg and Jon Gunderson then went nose to tail and side by side for the remaining seven laps, with Berg eventually taking second and Powers third. Heat wins went to Gunderson and Berg.

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Kyle Secord 12.654 Heat 1 – Zach McCabe, Joe Lyon, Michael Hodel, Devin Barnes, Brett McGhie, Paul Burdick, Julian Fuentes, Kyle Secord Heat 2 – Lance Sargent, Trevor Cook, Bill Rude, Geoff Needham, Ben Gunderson, Dave Mead, Dan McGrew, Steve Parker Heat 3 – Tyler Fox, Lee Hornbeck, Jake Helsel, Greg Otis, James Bundy, Clayton Sibley, Victoria Cantu, Roger Oudman B Main – Roger Oudman, Burdick, Sibley, Mead, Cantu, Fuentes, McGrew A Main – Lance Sargent, Otis, Bundy, Hornbeck, Oudman, Hodel, Gunderson, McCabe, Helsel, Cook, McGhie, Sibley, Barnes, Burdick, Lyon, Rude, Fox, Needham Lap Leaders – Helsel 1-19 Sargent 20-25

410 Sprints Fast Time – Kelsey Carpenter 11.237 Heat 1 – Luke Didiuk, Kenny Rutz, Lawrance Kirkham, Kelsey Carpenter Heat 2 – Nate Vaughn, Tayler Malsam, Michael Bollinger, Cale Brooke Main – Tayler Malsam, Carpenter, Rutz, Bollinger, Kirkham, Didiuk, Brooke, Vaughn Lap Leaders – Carpenter 1-8 Malsam 9-25

Shipwreck Beads Modifieds Heat 1 – Mark Carrell, John Debenedetti, Branden Nutter, Travis Meins Heat 2 – Lawrence O’Conner, Aaron Weston, Lane Zerbin, Louis Nutter, Becky Boudreau Main – Mark Carrell, O’Connor, Weston, Decker, Zerbin, L Nutter, Boudreau, B Nutter, Debenedetti, Meins Lap Leaders – O’Conner 1-18 Carrell 19-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Jon Gunderson, Cliff Ballenger, Howard Vos, Dan Butenschoen, Clint Meins Heat 2 – Brandon Berg, Matt Powers, Sam Desrosier, Cody Carper Main – Cliff Ballenger, Berg, Powers, Freddie Vela, Gunderson, Butenschoen, Desrosier, Vos, Meins Lap Leaders – Ballenger 1-17

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park June 6, 2015 Quest Federal Credit Union Night RACE RESULTS

Block Insurance Tough Trucks (20 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[4] 2. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[1] 3. 34-James Sorrell[2] 4. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[3] 5. 69-Ron Tousley[6] 6. 82-Kevin Knittle[7] 7. 87-Chris Anderson[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1W-Matt Twining[2] 2. 37J-Roy Miller[1] 3. 1J-J.J Butler[6] 4. 23-Kenny Osborne[5] 5. 28-Derrick Hole[4] 6. 32-Bob Campbell[3] 7. 82J-Janice Hunter[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 25G-Gabe Twining[3] 2. 33-Mike Hicks[6] 3. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[2] 4. 316-Ben Hower[4] 5. 8-Jammie Roop[5] 6. 20K-Bill Keeler[1]

A-Main - (28 Laps) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[6] 2. 33-Mike Hicks[1] 3. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[3] 4. 25G-Gabe Twining[4] 5. 37J-Roy Miller[2] 6. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[9] 7. 23-Kenny Osborne[11] 8. 316-Ben Hower[12] 9. 1J-J.J Butler[8] 10. 8-Jammie Roop[15] 11. 1W-Matt Twining[5] 12. 82J-Janice Hunter[20] 13. 20K-Bill Keeler[18] 14. 82-Kevin Knittle[16] 15. 69-Ron Tousley[13] 16. 32-Bob Campbell[17] Hard Charger: 82J-Janice Hunter[+8]

USAC Midgets/Performance Powder Coating Non Wing Mini Sprints (30 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[2] 2. 28H-Rod Henning[4] 3. 26-Howard McCormick[1] 4. 5J-Jake Hesson[3] 5. 50-Craig Stower[8] 6. 76-Allen Poe[7] 7. 21B-Ryan Barr[5] 8. 28J-Jody Martin[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 28K-Ron Kimmel[2] 2. 14-Gary Campbell[5] 3. 41-Alex Watson[3] 4. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[4] 5. 81H-Anthony Haas[6] 6. 72-Josh Chess[7] 7. 13-Pat Mead[1] 8. 17-Darin Collins[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14G-Nick Daugherty[7] 2. E99-Gage Etgen[6] 3. 44-Ron Coleman[4] 4. 11B-Corey Bedwell[1] 5. 22-Gunner Lucius[3] 6. 92-Dallas Hunt[2] 7. 84-Cale Stinson[5]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 66-Chase Dunham[3] 2. 22B-Brad Racer[1] 3. 65-Chris Bounds[5] 4. 55-Rob Winks[7] 5. 4x-Bradley Ashworth[6] 6. 11T-Jacob Taylor[2]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 50-Craig Stower[1] 2. 72-Josh Chess[6] 3. 22-Gunner Lucius[3] 4. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[9] 6. 17-Darin Collins[13] 7. 28J-Jody Martin[12] 8. 11T-Jacob Taylor[8] 9. 76-Allen Poe[5] 10. 13-Pat Mead[10] 11. 84-Cale Stinson[11] 12. 4X-Bradley Ashworth[4] 13. 92-Dallas Hunt[7] 14. 14S-Jacob Stickle[14]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[2] 2. E99-Gage Etgen[7] 3. 66-Chase Dunham[3] 4. 14-Gary Campbell[1] 5. 11B-Corey Bedwell[15] 6. 65-Chris Bounds[12] 7. 42-Ty Tilton[6] 8. 26-Howard McCormick[9] 9. 72-Josh Chess[18] 10. 28K-Ron Kimmel[5] 11. 81H-Anthony Haas[20] 12. 41-Alex Watson[10] 13. 44-Ron Coleman[11] 14. 22-Gunner Lucius[19] 15. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[14] 16. 50-Craig Stower[17] 17. 55-Rob Winks[16] 18. 22B-Brad Racer[8] 19. 5J-Jake Hesson[13] 20. 14G-Nick Daugherty[4] Hard Charger: 11B-Corey Bedwell[+10]

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (22 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[4] 2. 5A-Toby Alfrey[1] 3. 74-Drew Rader[7] 4. 63D-Jim Dues[5] 5. 87-Paul Dues[2] 6. 2K-Kevin Klatte[6] 7. O-Chris Van DeWiele[3] 8. 37-Noah Dunlap[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 69-Dallas Hewitt[3] 2. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[1] 3. 64T-Josh Turner[4] 4. 2M-Logan Hupp[7] 5. 31-Tom Rhodes[5] 6. 71-Stratton Briggs[6] 7. 19-Jimmy Snead[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[2] 2. 23S-Kyle Simon[7] 3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] 4. 14-Daryl Daugherty[1] 5. 17-Kevin Myers[3] 6. 24L-Lee Underwood[5] 7. 17L-Benji Koontz[6]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[4] 2. 2M-Logan Hupp[11] 3. 31-Tom Rhodes[14] 4. 63D-Jim Dues[10] 5. 87-Paul Dues[13] 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[9] 7. 74-Drew Rader[7] 8. 2K-Kevin Klatte[16] 9. 64T-Josh Turner[8] 10. 71-Stratton Briggs[17] 11. 24L-Lee Underwood[18] 12. O-Chris Van DeWiele[19] 13. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[2] 14. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[6] 15. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] 16. 17-Kevin Myers[15] 17. 14-Daryl Daugherty[12] 18. 17L-Benji Koontz[21] 19. 5A-Toby Alfrey[3] 20. 69-Dallas Hewitt[5] 21. 19-Jimmy Snead[20] 22. 37-Noah Dunlap[22] Hard Charger: 31-Tom Rhodes[+11]

 

 

Quick Review/Full Results: Chris Andrews Earns F.A.S.T. Victory at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, June 6th

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, Ohio (June 6th, 2015) - Accompanied by the annual ‘305’ sprint car ‘Race of Legends,’ round 8 of the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service hit the dirt on Saturday night, June 6th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. When the dust settled, it was Chris Andrews finding the front stretch victory lane. It was his second win of the 2015 season during F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series competition, and his second at the Fremont Speedway. Andrews now joins Dean Jacobs and Cap Henry on the 2015 F.A.S.T. multi-win list, with all three drivers earning two F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victories thus far this season.

Chris Andrews took command of the 30-lap, $2,500-to-win main event officially with 20 laps in the books; driving by Australian invader and race leader Jamie Veal and never looking back. The Sandusky, Ohio native started the main event on the inside of row two; surviving a complete restart, one caution and immense lapped traffic to hold on for the victory. Stuart Brubaker, who started fifth during the main event, rallied to finish second; followed by a ‘hard charging’ Byron Reed who finished third. The defending Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service title winner started 15th during the feature program. Jamie Veal would hang on for fourth, with Caleb Griffith rounding out the top-five.

Byron Reed earned the ‘Hard Charger’ award for a second consecutive evening. Unofficially, Reed will maintain the current Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service point lead heading into next weekend’s pair of events.

31 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series sprint cars signed in for competition at the Fremont Speedway on Saturday, June 6th. F.A.S.T. preliminary action kicked off with one-lap qualifying time trials, with Fairland, Indiana native Cale Thomas earning the fastest time of the night. Thomas’ official time was 12.690 seconds around the Fremont oval. Chris Andrews, Jamie Veal, Brian Lay, and Caleb Griffith rounded out the five fastest qualifiers. Four heat races were contested with Gary Taylor, Byron Reed, Cap Henry, and ‘410’ sprint car rookie Tyler Gunn each earning victories during their respective heat races.

The top six fastest qualifiers who transferred through their respective heat races each earned a F.A.S.T. dash starting position. Two-time F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series winner in 2015 Dean Jacobs won the evening’s dash; thus earning the pole position for the 30-lap main event. Cale Thomas would end all preliminary action by picking up the B-main win.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #8 - Saturday, June 6th, 2015:

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (31 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.690; 2. 19-Chris Andrews, 12.713; 3. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.749; 4. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.766; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.870; 6. 12-Craig Mintz, 12.883; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.892; 8. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.904; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.912; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.922; 11. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.930; 12. 5AU-Danny Reidy, 12.933; 13. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.955; 14. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.004; 15. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.046; 16. 21-DJ Foos, 13.047; 17. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.067; 18. 5-Byron Reed, 13.079; 19. 53-Cap Henry, 13.118; 20. 4K-kody Kinser, 13.137; 21. 77-Dain Naida, 13.234; 22. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.300; 23. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.323; 24. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.500; 25. 9-John Ivy, 13.588; 26. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.841; 27. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.092; 28. 0-Steve Irwin, 14.206; 29. 3T-Tony Beaber, 14.275; 30. 50B-Mike Burns, 99.010; 31. 33K-Kyle Patrick, 132.268

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1ST-Gary Taylor[2] ; 2. 77-Dain Naida[1] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 5. 9-John Ivy[7] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 8. 3T-Tony Beaber[8]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 40DD-Nate Dussel[1] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[3] ; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[6] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7] ; 7. 12-Craig Mintz[5] ; 8. 50B-Mike Burns[8]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[6] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[1] ; 6. 33K-Kyle Patrick[8] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[3]

Heat 4 - The Computer Man (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 4K-kody Kinser[2] ; 3. 21-DJ Foos[3] ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller[5] ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 6. 5AU-Danny Reidy[4] ; 7. 0-Steve Irwin[7]

Dash - Borer Glass & Mirror (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[6] ; 3. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[3]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 91-Cale Thomas[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 4. 12-Craig Mintz[4] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 6. 5AU-Danny Reidy[6] ; 7. 9-John Ivy[9] ; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[8] ; 9. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 10. 33K-Kyle Patrick[15] ; 11. 55F-Taylor Ferns[10] ; 12. 0-Steve Irwin[12] ; 13. 50B-Mike Burns[14] ; 14. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 15. 3T-Tony Beaber[13]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 19-Chris Andrews[3]; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5]; 3. 5-Byron Reed[15]; 4. 35AU-Jamie Veal[2]; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13]; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[6]; 7. 53-Cap Henry[16]; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[1]; 9. 83M-Broc Martin[7]; 10. 21-DJ Foos[9]; 11. 12-Craig Mintz[14]; 12. 2+-Brian Smith[8]; 13. 40DD-Nate Dussel[19]; 14. 1ST-Gary Taylor[10]; 15. 91-Cale Thomas[11]; 16. 45L-Brian Lay[12]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael[4]; 18. 68G-Tyler Gunn[20]; 19. 4K-kody Kinser[17]; 20. 77-Dain Naida[18]

Hard Charger: 5-Byron Reed[+12]

History Note: Full-time UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions traveler Chad Kemenah is the most recent winner during F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series competition; earning his first F.A.S.T. win of the 2015 season on Friday evening, June 5th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Dean Jacobs and Craig Mintz rounded out the Friday night podium. There were 29 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ sprint cars signed in at Attica on June 5th.

Looking Ahead: The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will each return to competition next Friday and Saturday, June 12th & 13th back at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The pair of events next weekend will wrap up F.A.S.T. action for the month of June.

Social Media: Be sure to stay updated with everything F.A.S.T. related and ‘Like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow F.A.S.T. on Twitter at @FASTseries.

Questions: Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, Productive Tools & Equipment, UNOH, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

 

 

 

Mesurall, Horstman, Valenti triumph At Open Wheel Shootout

(6/5/15) – The first Friday in June brought a large crowd and a first-ever appearance of the BOSS (Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series) to Limaland Motorsports Park. A packed pit area welcomed 43 entries for the BOSS cars along with a healthy compliment of NRA Sprint Invaders as well as the K & N Modifieds to the western Allen County speed plant.

There were 24 wingless sprint cars for the BOSS 25-lap main event as it rolled around for the opening feature of the evening. Cooper Clouse of Ohio City led the field successfully through the opening circuit before spinning in turn two and surrendering the lead.

From there, the top finishers from earlier heat races began to quickly establish themselves as the genuine contenders. By lap number twelve, a couple of Californians were among the top three runners. Thomas Mesurall of San Jose and 2014 Silver Crown Champion Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, a part time NRA competitor at Limaland, were battling with Ohioan Joe Liguori.

Mesurall was able to separate from the field following a restart on lap fifteen. He eventually crossed under the checkered flag in first position, but it wasn’t as easy as it may have appeared. “With about four laps to go I hit the big cushion,” echoed Mesurall on the front straight winner’s circle. “I killed my right rear wheel and the car was really shaking. My chest and head both hurt as the car was shaking so bad. I just went for broke because I was leading and heading for the flag.”

It was a BOSS record tying fourth career win in his first ever appearance at Limaland Motorsports Park. “This is super exciting,” declared Mesurall. “Anytime I can roll around the top and be fast at a place like this…I’m happy!”

The K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders brought their 21-car starting field next onto the -mile oval with point’s leader Max Stambaugh aiming for a third consecutive win. Point’s runner-up Jared Horstman led the field to green from his pole starting position. Horstman took a noticeably lower line around the track than normal for the high-riding veteran from nearby Putnam County.

Defending track champion J.R. Stewart stuck close to Horstman through the opening four circuits before taking the lead. It was a clean yet tight pass outside of Horstman near the bottom of the track in turn number two. The Bellefontaine based veteran chose a middle of the corners and high in the straights racing groove and made it work. He was pressured mostly by returning former Limaland campaigner Luke Hall, although Horstman stayed in contention in the third position. The race was thick with congested lapped traffic and it seemed to slow Stewart a bit more than Horstman. Finally with five laps remaining, Horstman was able to pass Stewart in traffic. A restart on lap twenty two was enough to allow Horstman to drive away from the field and roll to a first win for this 2015 season.

“I definitely didn’t give up with this one,” said a relieved Horstman. “I’ve raced with Luke (Hall) for a number of years and I knew he was a fast car. When J.R. got around me early I knew I had to straighten the car out and get some speed somewhere. I went from the bottom to top and made some things happen.”

It was Jared Horstman’s first win at the track since 2013 and he becomes the fifth different winner this season.

The 20-lap K & N UMP Modifieds was the final feature of the action-packed evening and it would prove to also produce a first-time winner for the 2015 season. Observers knew with defending track champion Todd Sherman starting on the pole, it would be difficult to deny him a potential fourth win of the season.

Sherman led for the opening nine laps and seemed destined for another checkered flag outing. Following a caution period, the race restart on lap ten saw Fostoria’s Shawn Valenti, a multiple time winner in the stock car division, literally blast around Sherman and take over the race. Valenti rode the cushion near the wall and made it work dramatically. “I thought after that first caution I only had a shot by running the top,” stated Valenti. “That’s where I went, it stuck, and I couldn’t be happier.”

Valentini becomes the fourth different winner in the ultra-competitive Modified division. “Winning in modifieds is tough with Todd (Sherman) and the others,” said Valenti. “My crew really busts their buns putting this thing together especially with my pulling double duty.” Valenti also competes full-time in the Thunderstocks division.

Limaland Motorsports Park returns to action on Friday, June 12, with 14th Annual Keysor Memorial for the Budweiser Thunderstocks. NASCAR veteran Kenny Wallace will compete with the K & N Filters UMP Modifieds and the NRA Sprint Invaders will also do battle. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

All the latest news and information about America’s premier quarter-mile dirt track can be found at www.limaland.com.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/5/2015 Fritchie Asphalt Night

McDonald’s Dash (5 Laps) 1. 31N-Rod Henning; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer 3. 22R-Kevin Roberts; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan

Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer) 1. 57B-Brandon Spithaler; 2. 91x-Aaron Middaugh; 3. 1st Gary Taylor 4. 31W-Chuck Wilson; 5. 51G-Todd Gant; 6. 2m-Logan Hupp 7. 3-Joe Butera; 8. 17-Kevin Myers; 9.87-Paul Dues

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer) 1. 82-Mike Miller; 2. 16-Dallas Hewitt; 3. 31R-Tom Rhodes 4. 26-Justin Owen; 5. 59J-Kirk Jeffries; 6. 12-Kent Wolters 7. 5-Bob McMillin; 8. 14d-Daryl Daugherty; 9. 2B-Mike Dunlap

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer) 1. 18-Thomas Mesurall; 2. 77-Dustin Smith; 3. 39-Matt Goodnight 4. 14-Chad Wilson; 5. 46-Cody Gardner; 6. 18sr-Bob Distel 7. 97-Scott Hardman; 8. 7m-Brandon Moore; 9. 7x-Evan Gindling

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer) 1. 63-Kody Swanson; 2. 16rr-Joe Liguori; 3. 89-Shawn Westerfeld 4. 12g-Chris Gurley; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle; 6. 4-Michael Fischesser 7. 63d-Jim Dues; 8. 53-Steve Little

Heat 5 – (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer) 1. 23s-Kyle Simon; 2. 14c-Cooper Clouse; 3. 69R-Todd Kahne 4. 9n-Luke Hall; 5. 83-Adam Cruea; 6. 24L-Lee Underwood 7. 14D-Daryl Daugherty; 8. 17R-kyle Robbins

B-Main-(10 Laps – Top 2 Transfer) 1. 46-Cody Gardner; 2. 4-Michael Fischesser; 3. 53-Steve Little 4. 97-Scott Hardman; 5. 14-Chad Wilson; 6. 87-Paul Dues; 7. 12-Kent Wolters; 8. 83-Adam Cruea; 9. 14D-Daryl Daugherty 10. 51G-Todd Gant

B-Main – (10 Laps – Top 2 Transfer) 1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle; 2. 2m-Logan Hupp; 3. 59J-Kirk Jeffries 4. 63d-Jim Dues; 5. 18sr-Bob Distel; 6. 5-Bob McMillin 7. 7m-Brandon Moore; 8. 17-Kevin Myers; 9.17R-Kyle Robbins 10. 24L-Lee Underwood; 11. 7x-Evan Gindling

A-Main – (25 Laps) 1. 18-Thomas Mesurall; 2. 63-Kody Swanson; 3. 16rr-Joe Liguori 4. 77-Dustin Smith; 5. 82-Mike Miller; 6. 69r-Todd Kahne 7. 39-Matt Goodnight; 8. 89-Shawn Westerfeld; 9. 23-Kyle Smith 10. 31R-Tom Rhodes; 11. 91x-Aaron Middaugh; 12. 2m-Logan Hupp 13. 12g-Chris Gurley; 14. 46-Cody Gardner; 15. 2DI-Dustin Ingle 16. 9n-Luke Hall; 17. 4T-Josh Turner 18. 26-Justin Owen; 19. 31W-Chuck Wilson; 20. 4F-Michael Fischesser; 21. 14c-Cooper Clouse; 22. 16H-Dallas Hewitt; 23. 57B-Brandon Spithaler; 24. 1st-Gary Taylor

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 6S-Jr Stewart; 2. 17-Jared Horstman; 3. 83-Kyle Sauder; 4. 12R-Nick Roberts; 5.12J-Tyler Moore; 6. 57-Mike Dunlap; 7. 21-Kody Swanson; 8. 22H-Randy Hannagon

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 11-Tim Allison; 2. 23-Devon Dobie; 3. 6M-Max Stambaugh; 4. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 7. 28H-Hud Horton; 8.19-Jimmy Snead

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 1-Luke Hall; 2. 31N-Rod Henning; 3. 11S-Trey Smith; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer; 5. 22R-Kevin Roberts; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams; 7. 27R-Kyle Locke

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 17-Jared Horstman[1]; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart[4]; 3. 1-Luke Hall[2]; 4. 11-Tim Allison[3]; 5. 83-Kyle Sauder[7]; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup[17]; 7. 12J-Tyler Moore[13]; 8. 31N-Rod Henning[6]; 9. 11S-Trey Smith[9]; 10. 8J-Jess Stiger[14]; 11. 49-Shawn Dancer[12]; 12. 28H-Hud Horton[20]; 13. 57-Mike Dunlap[16]; 14. 22R-Kevin Roberts[15]; 15. 15-Brandon Ferguson[11]; 16. 5W-Jeff Williams[18]; 17. 12R-Nick Roberts[10]; 18. 6M-Max Stambaugh[8]; 19. 21-Kody Swanson[19]; 20. 19-Jimmy Snead[23]; 21. 23-Devon Dobie[5]

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Reins In Ransomville for Patriot Sprint Tour Win

Rich Vleck, RANSOMVILLE, NY, (June 5, 2015)- Coming in to Friday Night’s event at Ransomville, Jared Zimbardi stated that he felt he needed redemption from last year’s win gone awry at “The Big R”; after 25 quick laps in the feature, it was clear he had earned his retribution.

Zimbardi, 28, of Bradford, PA, dominated the caution-free A-Main, winning by over five seconds for his second win of the year and earning his third official win at Ransomville. After winning this event in 2014, Zimbardi has seemingly won the return visit in August only to be scored in last for accidently running an incorrect tire that effectively provides no competitive advantage. On Friday Night, the correct tires were on, and “The Juice” was untouchable.

“I really like Ransomville and it was definitely fast tonight,” stated a jovial Zimbardi in Victory Lane. “I like getting up against the wall and making it exciting but getting through lapped traffic was tricky, I had a couple close calls with the wall and we all know what Ransomville’s walls can do to you. I don’t know how close second place was but it was definitely a handful for me to get around.”

Racing was in peril to start the evening, as persistent rain hit the grounds for well over an hour. With a clear forecast the rest of the night speedway management decided to push on and despite a late start things ran off rather smoothly. The moisture provided incredible speeds, but also put passing at a premium.

Zimbardi started third in a loaded heat race three and stayed put in third, barely making it in to the redraw as the final car. After a string of poor redraws or heat race problems thus far in 2015, the three-time and defending PST Champion got the Pole Position Raceway Pole and made sure to capitalize on it.

With his brother-in-law Kyle Drum sharing the front row with him, Zimbardi quickly nosed in front as the duo entered turn one. Drum closed back in as the duo approached lapped traffic, but after a few laps entangled in the back of the field, Zimbardi said he was able to find his groove and stretched his lead out again, without a caution flag ever appearing, he was untouchable.

“I am happy we were able to keep everything clean,” added Zimbardi, who moved his career PST win total to 21. “You just never know if someone is behind you. I could have sworn I heard someone and I started thinking ‘am I going fast enough’ but thankfully the 25 laps went pretty quick.”

As Zimbardi was driving away, the battle was fierce for second. With four laps remaining, Todd Hoddick moved by Kyle Drum for second, only to see Drum take the spot back two laps later and hang on for the runner-up spot. The Zimbardi-Drum 1-2 finish mirrors the May 15 race at Black Rock, where evening rains made for a fast and narrow track with an exciting caution-free feature.

Todd Hoddick’s PST Career-best 3rd place showing was a quality run on a night he was not even planning on. After getting rained out at Ohsweken, where he is the current point leader, Hoddick and team made the detour to Ransomville where he turned the fastest lap of the night in heat race action at 14.905 seconds.

Passing was at a premium all night long, but local favorite Stewart Friesen made the best inroads he could, driving up from 10th to fourth without the aid of a caution. After falling on spot short of the redraw in the heats, the 2010 Ransomville winner was on a mission in the A-Main, but needed a caution or two to have a chance at the win.

Coming in fifth was Ransomville’s own Dave Just, driving the Ray MacIver-Tribute No. 68. Just helped to sponsor and organize a number of details on the night and was on a mission on the track. When Friesen passed him for fourth-place on lap 19, Just all but spun in turn two, but saved after falling back to seventh, however in the final six laps got back in to the top five for his career-best finish.

Canadian Chris Durand put on a quality performance, finishing in sixth in his first trip to “The Big R”, ahead of PST America Point Leader Sammy Reakes IV, who was seventh in his first appearance at Ransomville. Heat winner Darryl Ruggles was eighth, with Steve Collins and Tyler Graves moving up to round out the top 10.

A total of 21 sprints helped to fill the pits on the night. Because of time constraints, the Evingham Site Excavation Dash4Cash was removed on the night. The only time sprint car action was slowed was in the hot laps, when Jake Muench’s climbed up on the turn one wall and literally perpendicular to the ground as he rode the barrier for the entire corner before flipping and landing on all four tires. Miraculously, the No. 14 made it back out for the heat and the feature.

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Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 6/5/15, Ransomville Speedway, Ransomville, NY.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Jared Zimbardi (35), 2. Kyle Drum (47), 3. Todd Hoddick (49), 4. Stewart Friesen (33), 5. Dave Just (68), 6. Chris Durand (67D), 7. Sammy Reakes IV (17), 8. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 9. Steve Collins (67), 10. Tyler Graves (25G), 11. Justin Barger (5), 12. Joe Trenca (98), 13. Derek Jonathan (81), 14. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 15. Jake Muench (14), 16. Steve Glover (121), 17. George Suprick (87), 18. Stan Zanchin (94), 19. Dan Bennett (X), 20. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 21. Scott Just (54JR).

Lap Leaders- Zimbardi 1-25.

Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: Reakes, Jonathan, Friesen, Hutchinson, Trenca, Zanchin, S. Just.

Race 2: Drum, Durand, D. Just, Graves, A. Ruggles, Muench, Suprick.

Race 3: D. Ruggles, Hoddick, Zimbardi, Collins, Barger, Glover, Bennett.

Hoosier Tire Canada/ Mike Emhof Motorsports Recipient: D. Just.

Pole Position Raceway Pole Winner: Zimbardi.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Reakes 964, Drum 908, Zimbardi 856, D. Just 812, Collins 808, Hutchinson 793, S. Just 775, Glover 762, Suprick 757, Kreutter 705.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Standings (Top Five)- Kreutter 16, Zimbardi 12, Brown 11, Lorenc 9, Four tied with 7.

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 48, D. Just 25, T. Wickham 24, Reakes 23, Drum and Suprick 22.

Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 40, Howland 28, Reakes 21, S. Just 19, Barney and Stillwaggon 16.

 

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP

Auburn, MI – (June 5, 2015) – Ryan Ruhl won a thrilling Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature Friday night at the Tri-City Motor Speedway. Ruhl ran down early leader Gregg Dalman and then swapped the lead back and forth with Dustin Daggett before motoring away the final half of the event. The win was Ruhl’s third SOD victory of the 2015 season.

Mark Aldrich and Dalman started on the front row for the 25-lap feature with Dalman taking the lead. Ruhl quickly moved up sixth starting spot to take the lead from Dalman on lap seven. Soon though Ruhl was under siege from Daggett in pursuit of his 100th SOD feature victory. Daggett took the lead on lap 11, but Ruhl fought back one lap later to take the top spot back by inches just as a caution appeared for debris.

Following the caution Ruhl pulled away for the victory over Daggett, Dalman, Kyle Pitts, and Chase Ridenour. Heat races were won by Daggett, Aldrich, and Ruhl. During the second heat race Robert Huisken had his 2015 season get off to a rough start turning over hard. Huisken was uninjured.

The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP series continues tomorrow night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway squaring off against the National Racing Alliance.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Tri City Motor Speedway – Auburn, MI Friday June 5, 2015

Comp Cams / Lane Automotive Heat Race #1: 1. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 2. 23G – Joe Geibe, 3. 20A – Andy Chewhowski, 4. 24 – Eric Smith, 5. 27X – Jared Lamberson, 6. 19 – Brett Mann

Kistler Racing Products Heat Race #2: 1. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 2. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 3. 31 – Andy Teunessen, 4. 61X – Lucas Smith, 5. 2T – Ralph Brakenberry, 6. 46 – Robert Huisken.

Allstar Performance / Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #3: 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 3. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 4. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 5. 4Z – Craig Karazim, 6. 3T – Tank Brakenberry.

Engine Pro Feature: 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 3. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 4. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 5. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 6. 20A – Andy Chehowski, 7. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 8. 19 – Brett Mann, 9. 4Z – Craig Karazim, 10. 61X – Lucas Smith, 11. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 12. 27X – Jared Lamberson, 13. 24 – Eric Smith, 14. 2T – Ralph Brakenberry, 15. 3T – Tank Brakenberry, 16. 23G – Joe Geibe. DNS: 46 – Robert Huisken, 31 – Andy Teunessen.

 

 

Bell and Urish Claim Night Two of Illinois SPEED Week

June 6, 2015

Jacksonville, IL. - Christopher Bell of Norman, Oklahoma took his third POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of the 2015 season and his 18th career, for the thrilling second night of Illinois SPEED Week presented by Toyota at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Bryan Urish of Williamsville, Missouri earned his first career POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series victory utilizing lap traffic to gain control after starting on the outside front row.

For the second night in a row, Tyler Thomas of Owasso, Oklahoma started on the pole in the Bryan Thomas-owned Esslinger-powered #91T Spike Chassis, sharing the front row with Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada. As the engines roared to life at the drop of the green flag, Tyler Thomas was barely able to edge Tanner Thorson to lead lap one. As the duo headed into turn one, Thorson slid Thomas for the lead and the control of lap two, just as Andrew Felker's Stanton-powered BOSS Chassis would come to a stop, bringing out the first caution of the evening. As Thorson led the field back to green flag racing, Thomas, Darren Hagen, and Bryan Clauson would battle for positions second through fourth. On lap seven, Tanner Thorson would close on Thomas enough to be able to retake the lead.

With nine laps in the books, Hayden Williams would bring out the yellow as his machine would suffer a flat right front and right rear after contact with the wall off turn two. As the green flew for the restart, Thomas would remain firmly out front on the cushion as Darren Hagen launched his assault for the second position. However, the battle would be short lived as Hagen would spin it around after contact with another car. With ten laps down, Thomas would show the way back to green flag racing while Thorson, Spencer Bayston and Clauson battle for the second position. Five laps later, Brad Mosen of Auckland, New Zealand would bring out another caution as his machine would end up stopped in turns three and four.

As the veteran driver Bryan Clauson sat in second position behind Thomas, the field would resume racing and Clauson would make his move for the lead. On lap 17 Clauson would take over the lead from Tyler Thomas, while Colten Cottle would come to slow in turn one bringing out another caution. This time Clauson would show the way with Thomas in tow, while Christopher Bell would cruise in the third position after starting 21st. Comfortably out front, Clauson would start to pull away until Spencer Bayston slowed off turn two with a flat left rear tire. With 18 down, Clauson would power back to the curb, ultimately making contact with the wall through turns one and two, flattening the right rear tire. Coming off turn two, Clauson would slow quickly, almost collecting the second and third place machines of Tyler Thomas and Christopher Bell, bringing out the caution.

With 19 laps down and inheriting the lead, Tyler Thomas would show the way, but Christopher Bell would power into the lead to hold point for lap 20. On lap 21, Justin Peck of Monrovia, Indiana would slide off the track along the front stretch, but try to keep going, ultimately making contact with the leading edge of the wall entering turn two, sending Peck's machine into a harrowing flip before coming to rest along the outside of turn one. Peck would be alright, but the damage to his machine would force an end to his evening.

With Christopher Bell's Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet holding the lead, Bell's machine would flex its muscles as it took off with teammate Thorson in second and Rico Abreu in third. As Bell pulled away, Rico Abreu would pull off with a flat right rear tire and be done for the night. On lap 26 Tyler Thomas would bring out the yellow after contact with the wall in turns one and two flattening his right rear tire. As the drivers lined up under caution, Tanner Thorson would relinquish the second position to Kyle Schuett of Philo, Illinois as Thorson had also suffered a flat right rear tire.

Coming back to green nobody would have anything for Bell as he clearly dropped off his room key at the front desk and checked out. The battle for second through fourth was hot right up to the finish as Payton Pierce took over the second position from Schuett on lap 29, while Austin Brown attempted to challenge Schuett for third in the final turn, but would be unable to make it stick off turn four. Rounding out the top five was Darren Hagen.

"I just can't say enough about Keith Kunz," said first place finisher Christopher Bell. "Come out here and I struggled all night, spun out in my heat race and almost missed the race there in the b-main. Coming out here, I was just hoping for a top ten. To win was unbelievable. I love coming here."

"This is just a testament to how hard Tim and Tyler worked on these cars to make sure they're running at their peak," said second place finisher Payton Pierce, with a career best finish. "We caught a few breaks there to get up that far. But we'll take it. I saw Bryan [Clauson] go out with a cut tire, I saw Spencer [Bayston] go out with a cut tire, and I was hoping that wouldn't happen to us, and luckily it didn't'. I just thank the Lord we're up here."

"I can't say enough about the BOSS Chassis guys and KBR Performance," said third place finisher Kyle Schuett, also with a career best finish. "Flea, Corey, Chris D and my awesome teammates Seth Motsinger, Darren Hagen and Austin Brown; they do a lot for me and I'm very fortunate to be where I'm at."

Bryan Urish of Williamsville, Missouri took the 20 lap POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro feature after starting outside the front row to Shelby Bosie. Utilizing lap traffic to his advantage, Urish was able to hold off Joe B. Miller as laps wound down. A late race caution allowed Urish and Miller a clear track to battle, but Urish proved to be too strong as he earned his first career POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series victory. Second went to Joe B. Miller, while Steven Shebester took third. Fourth went to Chris Cochran, and Nathan Benson rounded out the top five.

"I needed this; I spent a lot of money yesterday," said a victorious Bryan Urish after flipping the previous night at Quincy Raceways. "I had a steering arm break yesterday. But this feels good."

"When we get to Belleville on Sunday, hopefully we can have something for them," said a disappointed Joe B. Miller. Congrats to Willie on the win."

"I wish I could have made it last night, but I had to work," said third place finisher Steven Shebester, a career best. "We drove nine hours last night and decided to make Friday and Saturday."

Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 11A - Andrew Felker, Heat 2: 5X - Justin Peck, Heat 3: 91T - Tyler Thomas, Heat 4: 63 - Bryan Clauson, Heat 5: 39 - Spencer Bayston, Heat 6: 5C- Colten Cottle

Great Clips Semi-Feature Winners: Semi 1: 2X - Ryan Bernal, Semi 2: 7 - Austin Brown

Toyota Feature Winner: 71 - Christopher Bell

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 71 - Christopher Bell, 2. 18P - Payton Pierce, 3. 9K - Kyle Schuett, 4. 7 - Austin Brown, 5. 17 - Darren Hagen, 6. 39 - Spencer Bayston, 7. 2X - Ryan Bernal, 8. 88N - Tyler Nelson, 9. 55 - Nick Knepper, 10. 63 - Bryan Clauson, 11. 5C - Colten Cottle, 12. 79J - Jacob Patton, 13. 3N - Jake Neuman, 14. 91 - Dereck King, 15. 2 - Seth Motsinger, 16. 91T - Tyler Thomas, 17. 67 - Tanner Thorson, 18. 1NZ - Brad Mosen, 19. 97K - Rico Abreu, 20. 5X - Justin Peck, 21. 22 - Andy Malpocker, 22. 27NZ - Hayden Williams, 23. 11A - Andrew Felker

Micros

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 23 - Andrew Felker, Heat 2: 3B - Shelby Bosie, Heat 3: 21M - Steven Shebester, Heat 4: 7C - Chris Cochran, Heat 5: 51B - Joe B. Miller, Heat 6: 46 - Zac Taylor, Heat 7: 74 - Derrik Orgeta

Great Clips Qualifier Winners: Qualifier 1: 3B - Shelby Bosie, Qualifier 2: 15U - Bryan Urish, Qualifier 3: 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch,

Toyota Feature Winner: 15U - Bryan Urish

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Feature Results (20 laps): 1. 15U - Bryan Urish, 2. 51B - Joe B. Miller, 3. 21M - Steven Shebester, 4. 7C - Chris Cochran, 5. 2B - Nathan Benson, 6. 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch, 7. 37H - Nick Howard, 8. 12 - Frank Galusha, 9. 22S - Slater Helt, 10. 3 - Aryton Gennetten, 11. 118 - Scott Evans, 12. 8 - Joshua Marcham, 13. 65E - Chad Elliot, 14. 58H - Matt Ponder, 15. 30T - Tyler Vantoll, 16. 46 - Zac Taylor, 17. 21A - Austin Vantoll, 18. 08C - Allen Cope, 19. 58C - Lucas Hanning, 20. 12C - Carlee Gress, 21. 3B - Shelby Bosie, 22. 74 - Derrik Orgeta, 23. 23 - Andrew Felker

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Kemenah rebounds for impressive Attica FAST win Ivy gets 305 win for birthday present; Foos earns tough truck victory

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – A week ago Chad Kemenah had a rough night at Attica Raceway Park against the World of Outlaws. While he and his Hunter Racing team had their hopes up for a good night, misfortune haunted them all night.

But the team put that behind them and focused on the next race. It paid off. The Alvada, Ohio driver passed Dean Jacobs on lap 7 and then picked his way through traffic to score his 21st career 410 sprint win at Attica on Croghan Colonial Bank/Tiffin Paper Company Night.

“I can’t remember that far back…when we last won a race here. I want to thank Rob and Rita Hunter, Champion Oil, K&N Filters, Nighthawk Holdings…Rob and Rita mostly for giving me a chance to do this with my brother (crew chief Brian). I won Attica baby,” said an ecstatic Kemenah beside his Seneca Energy, Brilex LLC, Berlin Bakery #10H.

“We were really concentrating on last week. We were good in the heat and got a hole in the right rear tire and from there it just snowballed. We got in a crash in the B and it was just one thing after another. That’s just the way racing goes sometimes. You have to learn to weather those and I’ve kind of grown up believe it or not over the years and you come back and try to do this. I can’t thank my brother and Scott Euler for all work they put in this thing. I know with my brother in my corner I’m going to win. Hope this puts a smile on Rob and Rita’s faces,” added Kemenah.

While he didn’t get the win, a runner-up finish for Dean Jacobs gives him very valuable points as he tries to close in on Byron Reed and Cap Henry for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series title.

In the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints, veteran John Ivy celebrated his 46th birthday in style, taking the lead from Jason Keckler on lap nine and then holding off a charging Steve Rando to record his 14th career win in the division at Attica.

“I was getting excited (the last five laps) and I didn’t want to over drive it so I figured I’d better settle down. I kind of got screwed up a little in lapped traffic. I thought I’d better go for it and see what happens,” said Ivy who made a great move with four laps to go to split two lapped cars – one being his daughter – in turn two to maintain the lead.

“I have to thank the whole Sipe family for giving us this opportunity. We told them we would get them on the horse track and we did it,” added Ivy beside his L&R Farms, Gressman Powersports, Sonny’s Machine and Welding, Adkins Fence and Sanitation, Kear’s Speed Shop, Graphics Gone Wild backed #77i.

After a fantastic three truck battle the first six laps of the Fremont Fence Dirt Truck feature, Matt Foos would find his groove on a restart and drove away to his third career Attica win.

“I saw him (Cory McCaughey) peak down at the bottom…I wasn’t really sure…that’s the problem of starting on the pole, you really don’t know where it’s fast. I saw him poke his nose down there and then we got that caution and I ducked down there,” said Foos beside his Fremont Fence, Automatic Fire Protection, M&L Excavating, Pit Stop Convenience Store, D&R Transmissions, CA Kustoms backed #2.

Jacobs and Craig Mintz, both former Attica track champions, would bring the field to green for the 30-lap O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature. After a lap battle, Jacobs would grab the point over Mintz, Kemenah, Jamie Veal, Rob Chaney, Cap Henry and Caleb Griffith.

Kemenah would drive by Mintz for the runner-up spot on lap three and began closing on Jacobs when the caution flew for a stalled D.J. Foos. During the caution Jordan Ryan, who was making his 410 sprint debut, would stop on the track and would head pit side to end his night.

On the restart Kemenah pressured Jacobs and would drive around him for the lead on lap seven. Behind Jacobs, the running order was Mintz, Veal, Chaney, Henry, Paige Polyak and 18th starter Byron Reed. Foos would spin again on lap eight, ending his night.

When the green flew so did Kemenah, rib-riding around the track to build a five car length lead with Jacobs, Mintz, Veal, Henry and Reed in pursuit. Jody Keegan would drive off the banking in turn one on lap 11 to bring out the final caution of the feature.

Kemenah and Jacobs would pull away from a great battle for third between Mintz and Veal when the green reappeared. Veal would take the position on lap 13. By the half-way point, Jacobs had found something on the bottom of turns one and two and was closing on Kemenah with Veal, Mintz, Reed and Henry in tow.

The leaders would hit lapped traffic with nine circuits to go and Jacobs closed to within a couple of car lengths of Kemenah with Veal, Mintz, Reed, Henry, Chaney and Stuart Brubaker giving chase. Kemenah was patient and worked his way through the traffic with Jacobs trying to stay close. Veal would slip over the cushion on lap 26, giving third back to Mintz.

Kemenah would execute a perfect move around two lapped cars with three to go to seal the win. Jacobs would finish second with Mintz, Reed and Henry rounding out the top five.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature, Trey Jacobs and Jason Keckler would bring the field to green with Keckler gaining the advantage over Jacobs, Jim Taddeo, Bryan Sebetto, Ivy and Steve Rando. Keckler would begin to build a sizeable lead while Jacobs and Taddeo tussled over second with Sebetto, Ivy and Rando battling behind them. Ivy would blast around Sebetto and Taddeo on lap five to grab third and a lap later took second.

The only caution would fly for a Jeremy Duposki spin on lap six, wiping out a big lead for Keckler. On the restart Ivy immediately challenged and would take the lead with a high line move on lap 9.

Keckler would then battle with Sebetto and Rando over the next two laps with Sebetto taking second on lap 12 and Rando moving into third a lap later. Ivy would race into heavy lapped traffic on lap 16 with Sebetto, Rando, Jamie Miller (up from his 12th starting spot), Keckler and Jacobs in tow.

Rando would use the lapped cars to take second on lap 18 and closed rapidly on Ivy, with Sebetto and Miller locked in a battle for third. With three laps to go, Rando was within two car lengths of Ivy as the pair diced their way through lapped traffic as Miller also closed.

Ivy made a daring move splitting two lapped cars exiting turn two with two laps to go to seal the win. Rando would come home a very close second with Miller, Sebetto and Kyle Capodice rounding out the top five.

In the 15-lap truck feature, Foos and McCaughey brought the field to green which immediately became a three truck battle for the lead with Brandon Leighton getting in on the action. Those three would run side by side and swap the lead all the way around the track but it was Foos who maintained the top spot.

The only caution flew on lap six for Dana Fry and Brian Arnold who were battling for fourth. When the green flew Foos went to the bottom groove and began to pull away from McCaughey who was able to get away from Leighton slightly with Keith Sorg, Dustin Keegan and Kyle Cline in tow.

Foos would hit his marks perfectly the rest of the way to take the win with McCaughey, Leighton, Sorg and Keegan rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park gets back to action Friday, June 12 for Mid-Season Championship Night on Burns Electric/Ohio Logistics Night. The 410 and 305 sprints along with the UMP late models and trucks will all be in action with double points on the line.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park Croghan Colonial Bank/Tiffin Paper Company Night Starting position [*]

O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (29 cars)

Qualifying 1.35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.382; 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.398; 3.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.537; 4.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.593; 5.83M-Broc Martin, 12.609; 6.60-Jody Keegan, 12.650; 7.5R-Byron Reed, 12.700; 8.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.758; 9.19-Chris Andrews, 12.762; 10.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.764; 11.45L-Brian Lay, 12.764; 12.53-Cap Henry, 12.769; 13.21-DJ Foos, 12.788; 14.5-Jordan Ryan, 12.800; 15.8M-TJ Michael, 12.822; 16.40DD-Nate Dussel, 12.832; 17.09-Craig Mintz, 12.833; 18.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.873; 19.59-Bryan Nuckles, 12.913; 20.9-Jimmy Colvin, 12.922; 21.19P-Paige Polyak, 12.930; 22.91-Cale Thomas, 12.991; 23.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.021; 24.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.053; 25.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.056; 26.15H-Mitch Harble, 13.179; 27.AU5-Danny Reidy, 13.388; 28.55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.596; 29.96AU-Bruce White, 14.279;

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[4] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[6] ; 7. 9-Jimmy Colvin[5] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[8]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 5. 40DD-Nate Dussel[6] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles[7]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble[7]

Rock Auto.com Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 9x-Rob Chaney[1] ; 2. 19P-Paige Polyak[5] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 21-DJ Foos[2] ; 5. AU5-Danny Reidy[6] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7] ; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[3]

Computer Man B-Main - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 4. AU5-Danny Reidy[4] ; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[5] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[7] ; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble[10] ; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin[8] ; 9. 55F-Taylor Ferns[12] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 11. 40DD-Nate Dussel[2] ; 12. 59-Bryan Nuckles[9]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[18] ; 5. 53-Cap Henry[6] ; 6. 35AU-Jamie Veal[5] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[10] ; 8. 16-Stuart Brubaker[12] ; 9. 9x-Rob Chaney[3] ; 10. 83M-Broc Martin[13] ; 11. AU5-Danny Reidy[20] ; 12. 19P-Paige Polyak[8] ; 13. 19-Chris Andrews[11] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[19] ; 15. 68G-Tyler Gunn[17] ; 16. 8M-TJ Michael[9] ; 17. 60-Jody Keegan[14] ; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15] ; 19. 21-DJ Foos[16] ; 20. 5-Jordan Ryan[7]

Hard Charger: Byron Reed +14

Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints (33 cars)

Nitro Black Performance Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 39-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 4. 48-Mike Burkin[4] ; 5. 1X-Dustin Dinan[7] ; 6. 24-Alex Paden[1] ; 7. 18N-Frank Neill[6] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 9. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 4. 13-Jeremy Duposki[4] ; 5. 44-Kyle Farmer[1] ; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig[3]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 29-Bryan Sebetto[8] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[3] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[7] ; 8. 7-Dylan Kingan[5]

Rock Auto.com Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 3. 4T-James Taddeo[8] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 5. 14-Rick Daugherty[1] ; 6. 94K-Kurt Huber[5] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[7]

Computer Man B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 1X-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. 24-Alex Paden[3] ; 4. 18N-Frank Neill[5] ; 5. 87-Brian Gibbs[6] ; 6. 5R-Jordan Ryan[9] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[4] ; 8. 7-Dylan Kingan[8] ; 9. 9R-Dustin Rall[7]

Computer Man B-Main 2 - (6 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 44-Kyle Farmer[1] ; 2. 14-Rick Daugherty[2] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 4. 94K-Kurt Huber[4]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 3. 39-Jamie Miller[12] ; 4. 29-Bryan Sebetto[3] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[11] ; 9. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 10. 1X-Dustin Dinan[17] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[19] ; 12. 4T-James Taddeo[4] ; 13. 4*-Tyler Street[10] ; 14. 48-Mike Burkin[13] ; 15. 97-Kyle Peters[16] ; 16. 44-Kyle Farmer[18] ; 17. 13-Jeremy Duposki[14] ; 18. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[15] ; 19. 14-Rick Daugherty[20] ; 20. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1]

Hard charger: Jamie Miller +9

Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks (11 trucks)

Nitro Black Performance Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 6 to A) 1. 2-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 22-Brandon Leighton[1] ; 3. 33-Brian Arnold[3] ; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 5. 33C-Kyle Cline[4] ; 6. 85S-Brandon Stuckey[6]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 2. 4S-Keith Sorg[3] ; 3. 7F-Dana Frey[4] ; 4. 9-Curt Inks[1] ; 5. 37-Eric Devanna[5]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps) 1. 2-Matt Foos[1] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 3. 22-Brandon Leighton[3] ; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg[6] ; 5. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 6. 33C-Kyle Cline[9] ; 7. 9-Curt Inks[8] ; 8. 7F-Dana Frey[4] ; 9. 33-Brian Arnold[5] ; 10. 37-Eric Devanna[10] ; 11. 85S-Brandon Stuckey[11]

Hard Charger: Kyle Cline +3

 

 

Quick Review/Full Results: Chad Kemenah Earns F.A.S.T. Victory at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 5th

By Tyler Altmeyer

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Attica, Ohio (June 5th, 2015) - Undeterred by Mother Nature and her late afternoon shower, Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service competition went on as scheduled; hosting a loaded roster of F.A.S.T. regulars, UNOH All Star members and invaders from ‘Down Under.’ At the end of the night, it was UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions traveler Chad Kemenah picking up the F.A.S.T. win at the Attica bullring. The victory took shape on night 7 of the 2015 F.A.S.T. campaign.

For Chad Kemenah, it was his 21st career victory at Attica Raceway Park, and his first Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service victory of 2015. Kemenah took command of the F.A.S.T. 30-lap main event officially on lap 6 over pole sitter Dean Jacobs; surviving a trio of cautions and heavy lapped traffic to propel himself into victory lane. The Alvada, Ohio resident started the main event on the outside of the second row.

Dean Jacobs, a two-time F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series main event winner in 2015, would hang on for second; followed by outside front row starter Craig Mintz. Byron Reed would charge to fourth, with Cap Henry rounding out the top-five. Chad Kemenah becomes the fifth different winner of 2015 with the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series.

Byron Reed was the evening’s main event ‘hard charger.’ The defending F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series title winner rallied from an 18th starting position to finish 4th. Reed would earn his way into the evening’s feature program the hard way; transferring through the evening’s B-main after finishing outside of a transfer spot during heat race competition.

There were 29 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series sprint cars signed in for action at the Attica Raceway Park. Preliminary action would begin with group qualifying time trials with each driver qualifying against other drivers in their respective heat race. Jamie Veal, Chad Kemenah, Chris Andrews, and Stuart Brubaker all earned ‘fast time’ during their group qualifying sessions. Jamie Veal recorded the fastest time overall with an official time of 12.382 seconds. Jordan Ryan, Dean Jacobs, Craig Mintz, and Rob Chaney each earned heat race victories. ‘410’ rookie Tyler Gunn would end all F.A.S.T. preliminary action with a win during the evening’s B-main. On a special note, tonight was Jordan Ryan’s first ever start in a ‘410’ sprint car.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #7 - Friday, June 5th, 2015:

Qualifying

1.35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.382; 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.398; 3.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.537; 4.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.593; 5.83M-Broc Martin, 12.609; 6.60-Jody Keegan, 12.650; 7.5R-Byron Reed, 12.700; 8.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.758; 9.19-Chris Andrews, 12.762; 10.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.764; 11.45L-Brian Lay, 12.764; 12.53-Cap Henry, 12.769; 13.21-DJ Foos, 12.788; 14.5-Jordan Ryan, 12.800; 15.8M-TJ Michael, 12.822; 16.40DD-Nate Dussel, 12.832; 17.09-Craig Mintz, 12.833; 18.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.873; 19.59-Bryan Nuckles, 12.913; 20.9-Jimmy Colvin, 12.922; 21.19P-Paige Polyak, 12.930; 22.91-Cale Thomas, 12.991; 23.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.021; 24.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.053; 25.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.056; 26.15H-Mitch Harble, 13.179; 27.AU5-Danny Reidy, 13.388; 28.55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.596; 29.96AU-Bruce White, 14.279;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 5-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[4] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[6] ; 7. 9-Jimmy Colvin[5] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 5. 40DD-Nate Dussel[6] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 9x-Rob Chaney[1] ; 2. 19P-Paige Polyak[5] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 21-DJ Foos[2] ; 5. AU5-Danny Reidy[6] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7] ; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[3]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 4. AU5-Danny Reidy[4] ; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[5] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[7] ; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble[10] ; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin[8] ; 9. 55F-Taylor Ferns[12] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 11. 40DD-Nate Dussel[2] ; 12. 59-Bryan Nuckles[9]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[18] ; 5. 53-Cap Henry[6] ; 6. 35AU-Jamie Veal[5] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[10] ; 8. 16-Stuart Brubaker[12] ; 9. 9x-Rob Chaney[3] ; 10. 83M-Broc Martin[13] ; 11. AU5-Danny Reidy[20] ; 12. 19P-Paige Polyak[8] ; 13. 19-Chris Andrews[11] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[19] ; 15. 68G-Tyler Gunn[17] ; 16. 8M-TJ Michael[9] ; 17. 60-Jody Keegan[14] ; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15] ; 19. 21-DJ Foos[16] ; 20. 5-Jordan Ryan[7]

History Note: Cap Henry, driver of the familiar Genzman Racing ‘53,’ is the most recent winner during Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service competition; sweeping F.A.S.T. main event action on Friday and Saturday, May 15th & 16th at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. Cap Henry joins Dean Jacobs on the F.A.S.T. multi-win list in 2015; each having two victories entering Attica Raceway Park on June 5th.

Looking Ahead: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service competition will resume tomorrow night - Saturday, June 6th - at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio for round 8 of the 2015 season. The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will not return to action until next Friday and Saturday, June 12th & 13th.

Social Media: Be sure to stay updated with everything F.A.S.T. related and ‘Like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow F.A.S.T. on Twitter at @FASTseries.

Questions: Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, Productive Tools & Equipment, UNOH, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

 

 

Thorson and Benson Take Night One of Illinois SPEED Week

June 5, 2015

Quincy, IL. - Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada claimed his third career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory and his first of the 2015 season, for the opening night of Illinois SPEED Week presented by Toyota at Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Illinois. Nathan Benson of Concordia, Missouri earned his first POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series victory of 2015 and the 11th of his career.

Tyler Thomas of Owasso, Oklahoma started on the pole in the Bryan Thomas-owned Esslinger-powered #91T Spike Chassis, sharing the front row with Alex Bright in the 5ive-6ix, Inc., Great Clips-sponsored Esslinger-powered Triple-X Chassis. At the drop of the green flag, Bright would lurch in to the early lead with Thomas in tow. On the following lap, Andy Malpocker would end up flipping entering turn three after contact with another car and collect Andrew Felker. Malpocker would be alright, but damage to his machine would force him to retire for the remainder of the event.

With one lap in the books, Bright would lead the field to green followed closely by Tyler Thomas in second and Seth Motsinger in third. On lap four, the caution flag would fly as Seth Motsinger's BOSS Chassis entry caught a rut in turn three and spun. Bright would lead the field back to green flag racing as Thomas would attempt to mount his charge while Darren Hagen rode in third. As Bright raced at a harrowing pace towards lap traffic, Christopher Bell had moved up enough positions from 13th to find himself knocking on the door of the top five directly behind Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Thorson.

Bright's pace would be slowed on lap 13 as Ryan Robinson slid off the banking of the track to the outside of turns three and four, bringing out the third caution. As the green flew for the restart, Thomas would throw as slide job for the lead entering turn one and come out ahead down the back stretch. As the field dove back into turn one, Brad Mosen would loop it.

This time with Thomas leading the field back to green, Thomas would peel away from Bright as Christopher Bell worked his way into the top three and eventually into second. Looking as though he might be able to threaten Thomas' lead, in a twist of events, Bell found himself sliding off the banking of turns three and four bringing out the fifth caution of the event. Bell would find himself on the business end of the wrecker and not rejoin the field.

With 25 laps down, Thomas would inherit the lead due to Bell's misfortune, but Thomas would hold the position for less than a lap as Tanner Thorson would charge to the lead in the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet. On lap 28, Bryan Clauson would take over the second position, but the two laps left would not be enough time for him to mount a charge for the lead. Taking the final podium position was Tyler Thomas and coming in fourth was Spencer Bayston. Rounding out the top five was Hayden Williams.

"It's pretty awesome," said first place finisher Tanner Thorson. "Keith gave me an awesome car all night. I can't thank the whole crew enough. The track promoter definitely put a bad-to-the-bone race track underneath us and it really showed with great racing all throughout the race. I hope we can take some of this momentum into tomorrow night."

"I don't mind finishing second; obviously it's not what we came here to do," said runner-up Bryan Clauson. "But, I'm fairly happy with it there; we weren't that good at all. To be that bad and run second is just a testament to how good this team is. I know Rusty and the boys will go to work on it for tomorrow night."

"We had a really good car tonight," explained third place finisher Tyler Thomas. "Under that last yellow the drag links came loose on me and I feel that cost us the win. We just got to keep everything tight for the feature and we'll get a win soon."

Driving the Nathan Benson Motorsports, FTZ-powered Pace Chassis, defending POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Champion (2013,2014) Nathan Benson obliterated the field, starting on the pole and leading all 20 laps to claim his first feature win of 2015.

"It's been stressful around my house because we've had so many rainouts," said a victorious Nathan Benson. "We just wanted to get back out and get redemption. We've had some part failures with [FTZ] and we stuck with them and they stuck with us. We definitely have as much or more horsepower than anyone else out here, I guarantee you that. If we can get them to last all season, it's going to be tough for everybody else."

"This was a pretty good run for us," said second place finisher Matt Howard. "And having Nathan beat us and running one-two is pretty good for us. My dad is working now, so my uncle does all the work now. For him to run three cars like that and to put all three cars in the main is pretty good."

"Congratulations to Nathan," said third place finisher Joe B. Miller. "Big tracks aren't really my forte, so hopefully we can get some slick tracks, and get to Belleville on Sunday."

Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 2 - Seth Motsinger, Heat 2: 63 - Bryan Clauson, Heat 3: 11A - Andrew Felker, Heat 4: 73 - Jason McDougal, Heat 5: 27NZ - Hayden Williams

Great Clips Semi-Feature Winners: Semi 1: 97 - Ryan Robinson, Semi 2: 11R - Ryan Criswell

Toyota Feature Winner: 67 - Tanner Thorson

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - Tanner Thorson, 2. 63 - Bryan Clauson, 3. 91T - Tyler Thomas, 4. 39 - Spencer Bayston, 5. 27NZ - Hayden Williams, 6. 11A - Andrew Felker, 7. 17 - Darren Hagen, 8. 9K - Kyle Schuett, 9. 91 - Dereck King, 10. 2 - Seth Motsinger, 11. 5D - Brock Maskovich, 12. 97 - Ryan Robinson, 13. 69 - Brett Thomas, 14. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer, 15. 56 - Alex Bright, 16. 71 - Christopher Bell, 17. 5C - Colten Cottle, 18. 7 - Austin Brown, 19. 1NZ - Brad Mosen, 20. 3N - Jake Neuman, 21. 73 - Jason McDougal, 22. 22 - Andy Malpocker, 23. 11R - Ryan Criswell

Micros

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch, Heat 2: 23 - Andrew Felker, Heat 3: 15U - Bryan Urish, Heat 4: 3 - Aryton Gennetten, Heat 5: 2B - Nathan Benson, Heat 6: 37H - Nick Howard

Great Clips Semi-Feature Winners: Semi 1: 7H - Lindsey Howard, Semi 2: 08C - Allen Cope

Toyota Feature Winner: 2B - Nathan Benson

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Feature Results (20 laps): 1. 2B - Nathan Benson, 2. 8H - Matt Howard, 3. 51B - Joe B. Miller, 4. 3B - Shelby Bosie, 5. 3 - Aryton Gennetten, 6. 74 - Derrik Orgeta, 7. 12 - Frank Galusha, 8. 37H - Nick Howard, 9. 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch, 10. 46 - Zac Taylor, 11. 12C - Carlee Gress, 12. 7H - Lindsey Howard, 13. 30T - Tyler Vantoll, 14. 08C - Allen Cope, 15. 42 - Andy Bishop, 16. 77W - Joey Wirth, 17. 9A - Ayrton Olsen, 18. 4C - Rob Cook, 19. 83B - Jeff Beasley, 20. 22S - Slater Helt, 21. 15U - Bryan Urish, 22. 9 - Austin Stewart, 23. 23 - Andrew Felker

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Jason Solwold Wins Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic Finale; Towns And James Score CGS Victories

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions) Saturday night, May 30th, at Cottage Grove Speedway would have a jammed packed crowd for the final night of the 2015 Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic. The 360 Sprints and Late Models would be back in the house while the IMCA Modifieds would be making their only appearance of the weekend.

In the 360 Sprint main event Puyallup, Washington's Trey Starks would obtain the lead on lap one in his Starks Timber Processing/Southstar Equipment Limited/MASCO Petroleum/T&C Concepts #55 J&J. The following lap he would be edged out at the start-finish line by Jared Peterson of Stanwood, Washington. Peterson, in the Roger Henderson owned Cascade Metal Recycling/Island Muffler & Brake/Bailey Brothers Performance Center #7N KPC, would surrender the lead back to Starks on lap six.

Starks would be put under some incredible pressure by Burlington, Washington's Jason Solwold towards the midpoint of the race. Solwold eventually would overtake Starks on lap twenty-three and started to pull away. Solwold would motor away from the rest of the field till some lapped traffic started coming into play in the last few laps. He would, however, have enough of a lead to hold on and put the Mike Anderson owned Shaylene Raye Motorsports/Pops Entertainment/Vic's 66/Parker Racing Engines #18 A.R.T. Into victory lane.

Jared Peterson was second followed by Trey Starks in third. The Scott and Jason Finley owned Finley Farms/CLT Logging/Comfort Inn & Suites of Cottage Grove/Rider Racing Engines #77 Maxim, driven by Kyle Hirst of Chico, California, was fourth and the Kovash Logging/Johansen Excavating/Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation/Factory Kahne Shocks #33V A.R.T. of Enumclaw, Washington's Henry Van Dam was fifth. Chase Goetz, the Snohomish, Washington teenager, and driving his Great Western Transport/Elma Lanes/Speedmart Inc./Sandblasters Inc. #91 Rocket, was the winner of the consolation feature.

In the IMCA Modifieds the Curt Deatherage Auto Electric/Oregon Electric Company #45 S.D.M.F. of Jason Kocks, from Creswell, was the early race leader. He would hold the position until lap six. The driver making the pass was Collen Winebarger of Corbett. Winebarger, in his Discount Race Car Parts/FinishLine Graphics/Elite Chiropractic #SW Shaw by Taylor, was very fast and developed a good size lead that unfortunately would disappear when he would suffer mechanical problems on lap fourteen resulting in him getting into the back stretch wall.

The Superior Fuel Cells/IBEW Local 280/Valley Rose Construction #24 X-Factor, of Curtis Towns, would inherit the position. From there the Cottage Grove native would hold back all challengers to win his first IMCA Modified race of the season.

Springfield's Steven Sturdevant was second in his Springfield Tire Factory/Tan Republic #11 X-Factor followed by the Robert Howell Logging/Scoggins Creek Coffee/Salisbury Farms #1K Loose Gruff of Kinzer Cox from Cottage Grove in third. The balance of the top five would consist of Creswell chauffeur Gus Cooper in the Eastside Rollforming Specialties/Raceprint.com #10 Pro, in fourth, and crossing the fifth was David Schmidt of Eugene in the Herbal Center/EMS Truck Repair/Cindy Sew It/Top Shelf Concentrates #9 D&M.

Finally the Late Model feature would be an exciting one. Eugene's Randy Martin grabbed the lap one lead in his Seth Anderson Racing Engines/Team S.D.M.F. #88M Warrior. Martin would get passed on lap two by Collen Winebarger, doing double duty in his Discount Race Car Parts/FinishLine Graphics/Elite Chiropractic #SW MasterSbilt, and Winebarger would go to work on establishing a big gap between himself and second place..

It would be a lead he unfortunately that he would lose on lap nineteen. Albany teenager Bricen James would get around him and take over the coveted top spot. James, driving the James Gang Pizza/Lebanon Auto Body/Crocker's Cars #13 Swartz, stayed in front the rest of the distance to win his first career Late Model feature.

Eugene's Jesse Williamson, piloting the Jerry Schram owned Schram Brothers Excavating/Century III Stables/Bodies By Steve-O #16W MasterSbilt, was second and crossing the line third the My Boy's Slate Fired Pizza/Taylor Restaurant Equipment #18 MasterSbilt of Blaine Taylor from Pleasant Hill. The Paul Culp owned Superior Fuel Cells/All Pro Steel/Rapid Delivery Service/Superior Silkscreen & Embroidery #42 X-Factor, driven by Curtis Towns, was fourth and Collen Winebarger completing the top five in fifth.

Cottage Grove Speedway returns to racing action on Saturday June 6th for Kids Night. All kids, ages twelve and under, get into the races for FREE. Classes competing include the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods, Late Models, and Street Stocks.

Admission prices are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $10.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $5.00, and 5 & Under FREE. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45. Be sure and keep up to date with the latest news and information on CGS by logging on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call the Northwest Track Hotline at (360)-699-RACE. Don't miss out on the Facebook fan page by logging on to your account, search Cottage Grove Speedway, and hitting “Like”.

Race Summary: Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic Night #2 Saturday May 30th, 2015 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

360 Sprints A Feature: 1. 18-Jason Solwold; 2. 7N-Jared Peterson; 3. 55-Trey Starks; 4. 77-Kyle Hirst; 5. 33V-Henry VanDam; 6. 22-Garen Linder; 7. 29-Willie Croft; 8. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 9. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 10. 9R-Reece Goetz; 11. 87-Kyler Barraza; 12. 41-Danny Horner; 13. 2Z-Todd Zeitler; 14. 91-Chase Goetz; 15. 6A-Kady Adelman; 16. 23-Rob Lindsey; 17. 31C-Justyn Cox; 18. 5D-Patrick Dills; 19. 5N-Seth Nunes; 20. 51-Kyle Miller

B Feature: 1. 91-Chase Goetz; 2. 87-Kyler Barraza; 3. 6A-Kady Adelman; 4. 2Z-Todd Zeitler; 5. 23-Rob Lindsey; 6. 70-Raquel Ivie; 7. 75H-Steven Horner; 8. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; DNS 4-Jesse Thistle

Late Models A Feature: 1. 13-Bricen James; 2. 16W-Jesse Williamson; 3. 18-Blaine Taylor; 4. 42-Curtis Towns; 5. SW-Collen Winebarger; 6. 88M-Randy Martin; 7. 20-Josh Sim; 8. 88P-Mike Peters; 9. 78-Ed Peters; 10. 16-Rob Williams; 11. 08-Kye Frick

IMCA Modifieds A Feature: 1. 24-Curtis Towns; 2. 11-Steven Sturdevant; 3. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 4. 10-Gus Cooper; 5. 9-David Schmidt; 6. 44-Nick Bessette; 7. 34-Eric Cooper; 8. 45-Jason Kocks; 9. 16-Austin McTaggart; 10. 12Y-Derick Young; 11. 18R-Ryan Baker; 12. 44-Greg McDonald; 13. 57-Ethan Landers; 14. 51N-Jayson Nelson; 15. 21A-Matthew Drager; 16. SW-Collen Winebarger; 17. W5-Jesse Williamson; 18. 32-Kent Crump; 19. 77-Kreg Britton

 

 

Bumgarner Gets Emotional Victory at Marysville

(May 30, 2015) Marysville, CA…It was five years in the making for Chico’s Brad Bumgarner who earned a hard fought 25-lap sprint car main event win Saturday night at Marysville Raceway. Saturday’s triumph was his second career winged 410 sprint car main event win. His previous victory took place at Silver Dollar Speedway in 2010. “I am blessed to have my grandparents, parents, wife, brothers and my kids stick behind me all these years,” said Bumgarner in victory lane. “I’m just so lucky to get to do what I love every weekend. This sprint car win means so much to me.”

Bumgarner netted the win and deserves all the credit. It had to be nerve racking for the driver who was so desperate for a win. He had his entire clan of Bumgarner family members and friends watching him. His friend Roger Otten had sworn off shaving his beard until Bumgarner won a main event. Otten was in attendance and did get his “Santa Clause” beard shaved off. Entering tonight’s event Bumgarner knew that this was a golden opportunity for him to get back into victory lane.

Yet, up to lap 12 he wasn’t even the fastest driver on the track. That honor belonged to Rowdy McClenon of Anderson. McClenon led the first 12 laps with ease and at one point had amassed a huge lead over Bumgarner. Yet, a mechanical failure would end his night. McClenon’s left rear tire came off unexpectedly while he was sliding through turns three and four. This caused his car to dig into the track and flip over on its side. McClenon’s night was done but he did receive a ton of applause for his effort during the race. If McClenon could have held on, it would have been his first career 410 sprint car win.

On the ensuing restart Brandon Dozier was in the runner up spot. Up front Bumgarner brought the field very slow into turn one. Dozier tried to capitalize and pass Bumgarner on the inside. Unfortunately Dozier miss judged just how slow Bumgarner was going and the two made contact. Dozier suffered damage to his car and the next lap went to the pit area.

The two hard chargers of the night were Redding’s Keith Bloom and Colfax champion Colby Wiesz. Bloom started in the 11th spot and charged up to second late in the race. In fact, if Bloom didn’t suffer through motor issues during qualifying and his heat race, he might have started further towards the front of the main event. Wiesz rolled off the grid in 14th and worked his way up to third. Wiesz was the highest finishing 360 sprint car driver of the night and received a nice bonus from promoter Dennis Gage. Billy Butler continues to shine at Marysville and ran strong all night. His fourth place finish was a testament to his tenacity on the track. Butler also picked up his first fast award of the season at Marysville. His fast lap was a 13.220. Mike Monahan rolled up to a fifth place finish. Monahan deserves credit due to his love and dedication to Marysville Raceway.

Oroville’s Heath Hall and McClenon each were victorious in their heat race events. A total of 16 sprint cars competed during point race #6.

Only four cars showed up for the Limited Late Model race tonight. Marysville’s Ryan McDaniel dominated both the lone heat race and the 15-lap main event. He won the main event by nearly seven seconds over Ryan Peter. Scott Woessner finished in the third spot and Evan Scroggins was fourth.

The IMCA Sport Mods are quickly becoming a crowd favorite. An entertaining main event was captured by all around good guy Howard Law. Jason Ferguson led laps two through twelve. Matt Magenheimer led the first lap; however, his night ended early when he sustained too much damage on lap three. Law was able to pass Ferguson on lap 13. For the final seven laps Law was able to extend his lead over Ferguson. At the end of the race Law held an almost three second advantage. Brian Cooper was soon pressuring Ferguson for second. The two had a spirited by friendly battle the final few laps of the race. At the checkered flag Ferguson beat Cooper by less than a half second. Jimmy Ford and Jim Waller had the closest battle of the night. Ford beat Waller by .012 seconds at the finish line. Cooper and Ferguson each won their respective heat races.

Jerry “The General” Bartlett returned to his winning ways during the 15 lap Super Stock main event. Bartlett held off challenges from both Courtney Dozier and James Castleberry. Both Dozier and Castleberry had opportunities to pass Bartlett but neither was able to complete the job. Mike Walko deserves credit as he drove a solid race to finish in the third spot. Bartlett is a polarizing figure in the sport and his colorful yet creative post race interview was informative and full of bold statements. Castleberry won the lone heat race for the division.

Full results can be found at www.mylaps.com/en/events/1146580

 

 

"Balog scores record setting Angell Park win " “Two division victory & 65-year old track record fall”

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., May 31---Billy Balog turned in one of the most amazing performances in track history Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway winning the 20-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature. Balog’s evening highlights include:

---A new 20-lap midget track record besting the old mark set by two-time badger Midget Champion Billy Johnson on August 14, 1949. ---Balog then won the final event of the evening the 30-lap IRA Bumper to Bumper Outlaw Sprint Car Series feature. Balog becomes the first driver to win two features in different divisions on the same evening in the track’s 69-year history. ---Balog also is the first driver in track history to have won feature events in three different divisions at the track. Balog’s first feature victory at the 1/3-mile clay oval came winning the Badger 600 Micro feature on July 10, 2011.

Aaron Schuck led the 16-car field to the start in the feature, before David Budres took over the top position on the second lap. One lap later Balog moved into second place. The pair began to move away from the rest of the field. Budres began lapping slower cars on Lap 8. Budres held a one-car length lead over Balog at the mid-way point. Budres increased his lead over Balog, however heavy lapped traffic allowed Balog to close back on the rear bumper of Budres on Lap 17. Balog almost drew event with Budres at the start/finish line as the pair took the white flag. Budres drifted high entering Turn 3, allowing Balog to take the lead. Balog driving the RAB Racing owned No.57 Spike/Fontana finished 0.370 seconds ahead of Budres at the finish. Ray Seach, Kurt Mayhew, and Schuck completed the top five. “It’s great to finally win a midget feature and especially here at Angell Park” said Balog, who’s previous best feature finish was second at the track. Will Gerrits took the lead on a Lap 10, passing brother Jake Gerrits to win his second straight 15-lap Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass feature. Chad Bogar, Norm Ehrke, Tyler Brabant, and defending series champion Brandon Sletten completed the top five. The next event at the track will be Sunday June 21, with IRA, Badger Midget, Badger Micro, and Wisconsin Dirt Racing Legends competing in the four division event. SUMMARY MIDGETS 30-lap feature: 1. Billy Balog; 2. David Budres; 3. Ray Seach; 4. Kurt Mayhew; 5. Aaron Schuck; 6. Buddy Luebke; 7. Patrick Bruns; 8. Brad Greenup; 9. Mike Stroik; 10. Johnny Murdock; 11. Derek Childs; 12. Denny Smith; 13. Tommy Bigelow; 14. Neil Weigen;15. Bryce Dunn; 16. Don Bigelow. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Budres, Balog. Cars Present: 16 Feature Lap leaders: Schuck 1, Budres 2-29, Balog 30.

600 MICROS 15-lap Feature: 1. Will Gerrits; 2. Chad Bogar; 3. Norm Ehrke; 4. Tyler Brabant; 5. Brandon Sletten; 6. Jake Gerrits; 7. Jason Dull; 8. Jake Goeglein. 8-lap Heat Race Winner: Ehrke. Cars Present: 10 Lap Leaders: Strauss 1-5, Gerrits 6-15. #

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO

by: Dean Reichel

May 31, 2015

After dealing with mother nature claiming the past three weeks of racing at Double X Speedway, and many other tracks in the midwest, race fans and competitors turned out in force Sunday night at the California, MO oval. The pits were full with cars and drivers in all four divisions, with all hungry for the opportunity to get on the track and compete. Leading off the weekly card was the very competitive Street Stock division with 14 teams on hand. It was an all Henson Racing front row with brothers Cole and Derek leading the field to the green flag. With both of them claiming heat race victories it was "big" brother Derek making the most of the opportunity, taking the lead heading into turn one and claiming the victory in the feature event. It was not easy as he had to stave off the challenges of cagy veteran Steve Beach who had a strong run from sixth to pressure the leader over the second half of the race. Chris Dunham had a strong run claiming third with Dale Berry running fourth and Cole Henson posted a good run claiming fifth at the stripe. This class is full of very competitve cars and drivers this year and provides fan approved close racing.

In the Hobby Stock division Mike Schrader out ran perennial winner Gage Wineland to claim the victory in the feature event. Wineland led much of the event only to come up short after Schrader inherited the lead after late race caution. Tanya Canada ran a good race to claim third at the checker, Chuck Coffey was fourth and Durin Hurt posted a fifth place finish. Heat races were claimed by Wineland and Schrader.

Twenty one 600cc Micro Sprints signed in for the evening's competition which saw the field led to the green flg by Nick Rasa and Derrick Ortega. Rasa would suffer a spin in turn four which saw Marty Ballenger flip in turn 3 trying to avoid the Rasa machine. On the restart, Quintin Benson would start beside the Albequerque, NM shoe Ortega. Benson led lap one as Ortega began experiencing mechanical woes which would see him retire from the event in the ensuing laps. While Benson was running in the lead he began to feel pressure from Ayrton Gennetten. The Versailles, MO show would run high and low trying to wrestle the lead from Benson ultimately getting past the leader but the pass was negated by a caution brought out by the spin of Ryan Marsch in turn 1. On the restart, Benson was able to hold on for the victory was Gennetten climing a close second. Kale Mueller came from mid pack to take third, Scott Hathman finished fourth and Owen Evinger advanced from 16th to round out the top five. Heat races were claimed by Nick Rasa, Derrick Ortega and Quinton Benson.

With 25 Winged Sprint Cars checked in the fans were hoping for some exciting racing from these drivers. Young Ricky Stangl used his front row pole starting spot to take the lead at the green to edge Evan Martin who pressured the leader the entire event but could not make the pass and claimed second. Taylor Walton had a good run after some early season misfortunes at other tracks and finished a strong third. Austin Alumbaugh overcame an early race problem and crossed the stripe in fourth and Cody Baker came from deep in the field to claim fifth. Stangl received $1000 for his win Sunday night. Heat races were claimed by Stangl, Evan Martin and Alumbaugh. The B feature was won by Tyler Blank.

The owners and staff of Double X Speedway want to thank everyone for coming out Sunday night and hope to see you at the races this season.

Racing resumes next Sunday evening at Double X. On June 21, the ASCS Warrior Region Sprint cars will be on hand and the trck will also be paying tribut to Jesse Hockett that evening as well since the Hockett memorial race was claimed by rain last week. For more information check out www.xxspeedway.com or like us on Facebook.

Results--

Street Stocks-- Feature- 1. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 2. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 3. 14D-Chris Dunham, California; 4. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 5. 31c-Cole Henson, Russellville; 6. 8jr-John Clancy,Jr., California; 7. 15-Curt Turpin, Jefferson City; 8. 52-James Keeran, California; 9. 002-Tim Cressley, Tipton; 10. 21W-Ted Welschmeyer, Tebbetts; 11. 8up- Jeff Offerman, California; 12. 96- Todd McCoin, Barnett; 13. 30C- Clayton Cambell, Otterville; 14. 7-Evan Hays, California

Heat 1-- 1. Cole Henson; 2. Berry; 3. Clancy Jr.; 4. Keeran; 5. Cressley; 6. Offerman; 7. Hays Heat 2-- 1. Derek Henson; 2. Dunham; 3. Beach; 4. McCoin; 5. Welschmeyer; 6. Turpin; 7. Campbell

Hobby Stocks-- Feature- 1. 11-Mile Schrader, Sedalia; 2. 12G-Gage Wineland, Syracuse; 3. 54-Tanya Canada, Fulton; 4. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 5. 10-Durin Hurt, Mokane; 6. 4A-Laura Atkinson, Eldon; 7. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 8. 15-Katie Goodson, Sedalia; 9. 77-Will Register, Sedalia; 10. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Jamestown; 11. 34-Larry Dickson, Speed; 12. 10X-Cole Canada, Fulton; 13. 09R-Joe Reed, Tipton; 14. 2X- Rudy Wirts, California

Heat 1- 1. Wineland; 2. Register; 3. Coffey; 4. Wallingford; 5. C. Canada; 6. Atkinson; Heat 2- 1. Schrader; 2. Wirts; 3. Prall; 4. Goodson; 5. T. Canada; 6. Hurt; 7. Dickson; 8. Reed

600cc Micro Sprints-- Feature- 1. 15B-Quintin Benson, Sweet Springs; 2. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, Versailles; 3. 76-Kale Mueller, Savannah; 4. 56-Scott Hathman, Columbia; 5. 18E-Owen Evinger, Odessa; 6. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 7. 98P-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 8. 11-Tom Curran, Kansas City, MO; 9. 35T- Tyler Dowell, Marshall; 10. 18-Steve Finn, Collinsville, IL; 11. 2R-Ryan Marsch, Jefferson City; 12. 37-Ethan Green, Boonville; 13. 72-Casey Kempker, Jefferson City; 14. 88J-Jimmy Dowell, Boonville; 15. 35B-Dwayne Benson, Sweet Springs; 16. 74-Derrick Ortega, Albequerque,NM; 17. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 18. 22L-Maty Ballenger, Malta Bend; 19. 749-Kyle Schlotz,, Jefferson City (DNS); 20. 56H-Dean Hathman, Columbia (DNS); 21. 9S-Nick Schaefer, Marshall (DNS)

Heat1- 1. Rasa; 2. Gennetten; 3. S. Hathman; 4. T. Dowell; 5. Green; 6. Evinger; 7. D. Hathman Heat 2-- 1. Ortega; 2. D. Benson; 3. J. Dowell; 4. Mueller; 5. Ballenger; 6. Schlotz; 7. Schaefer Heat 3-- 1. Q. Benson; 2. Marsch; 3. Arnold; 4. Curran; 5. Paulus; 6. Finn; 7. Kempker

Winged Sprint Cars== Feature--1. 24S-Ricky Stangl, Lees Summit; 2. 4-Evan Martin, California; 3. 93- Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 4. 33-Austin ALumbaugh, Higginsville; 5. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 6. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 7. 0-Randy Martin, California; 8. 34-Cory Nelson, Eugene; 9. 27-Danny Thoman, Higginsville; 10. 31-Mike Trent, Rocheport; 11. 18X-Nathan Ryun, Higginsville; 12. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 13. 49E-Tyler Elliott, California; 14. 10-Will Register, Sedalia; 15. 5-Matt Close, LaMonte; 16. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia; 17. 24LCR-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 18. 99E-Michael Ell, Raymore; 19. 72X-Josh Fisher, Jefferson City; 20. 20K-Kevin Ulmer, Sedalia

B Feature--1. Blank; 2. Carpenter; 3. Register; 4. Ulmer; 5. B. Brown; 6. 99T-Andrew Turley, Sedalia; 7. XX-AJ Wirts, California

Heat 1-- 1. Stangl; 2. R. Martin; 3. Fisher; 4. Ell; 5. Baker; 6. Blank; 7. Carpenter; 8. Ulmer; 9. B. Brown Heat 2-- 1. E. Martin; 2. Walton; 3. Nelson; 4. Trent; 5. Muths; 6. Turley; 7. Wirts; 8. 12c-Faron Crank, Sedalia (DNS) Heat 3-- 1. Alumbaugh; 2. Ryun; 3. Thoman; 4. Close; 6. T. Elliott; 7. 48-David Brown, Marshall(DNS); 8. 75X-Broc Elliott, California(DNS)

 

 

Campbell Dominate in NCRA Sprints at Dodge City!

Dodge City, Kansas – May 30, 2015 - Two months after their season opener, the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division finally got race number two on the 2015 race season in the books. When it was all said and done, defending series co-champion Jeremy Campbell led flag to flag in claiming victory as the tour made their first of two appearances of the season at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas on Saturday night.

Zach Blurton, in his first night aboard the Ochs Brothers #1x, started on the pole for the twenty-five lap feature but it was outside front row starter Campbell taking the lead as the green flag fell.

Fourth starting C.J. Johnson settled behind Blurton after lap one and quickly took over the runner up position one lap later. Meanwhile back up front, Campbell had opened up a ten car length lead by lap five and on lap, encountered the back of the field.

One lap later the first of two caution flags fell when Norman, Oklahoma driver Keith Meyer spun in turns three and four. Tyler Knight had nowhere to go and was also collected in the melee.

The attempted restart was quickly nullified as Jeff Stasa looked to pass tour rookie of the year contender Josh Fairbank for fourth in turns one and two. Stasa would spin to the top of turn one and was able to restart at the tail of the field.

The final restart saw Campbell, aboard the Dan's Cycle, Hillsboro Racing Engines, Scott's Well Service, Plenert Excavating, Auto Masters, Radio Shack of Derby, Hepfner Racing Products, Precise Racing sponsored Maxim chassis throttled away from the field and despite entering lapped traffic with six laps to go, was never seriously challenged and picked up the victory.

Defending co-champion Johnson cut the deficit to ten car lengths late and settled for second with Blurton coming home third. Tenth starting J.D. Johnson brought the Whitehead Motorsports #8 sprinter home fourth while eleventh starting Jake Martens rounded out the top five.

The two heat race winners for the eight lap heat races were won by Blurton and Campbell. A couple of events are pending so the next event for the NCRA sprint car tour will be announced sometime this week. For all information pertaining to the NCRA, check out their brand new website www.racencra.com or call the series office (316) 755-1781. You can also find out more on their official facebook page NCRA Racing Series.

NCRA Sprint Cars

Dodge City Raceway Park/Dodge City, Kansas

May 30, 2015

16 Cars

1st Heat: (8 Laps): 1) 1x-Zach Blurton, 2) 51-Josh Fairbank, 3) 45x-C.J. Johnson, 4) 72-Ray Seaman, 5) 20-Luke Cranston, 6) E85-Chris Morgan, 7) 11k-Tyler Knight, 8) 20g-Jake Greider.

2nd Heat: (8 Laps): 1) 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 2) 91-Jeff Stasa, 3) 22-Koby Barksdale, 4) 5-Ty Williams, 5) 8-J.D. Johnson, 6) 48-Jake Martens, 7) 81-Jon Freeman, 8) 88m-Keith Meyer.

A Feature: (25 Laps): 1) 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 2) 45x-C.J. Johnson, 3) 1x-Zach Blurton, 4) 8-J.D. Johnson, 5) 48-Jake Martens, 6) 51-Josh Fairbank, 7) 81-Jon Freeman, 8) 72-Ray Seaman, 9) 91-Jeff Stasa, 10) E85-Chris Morgan, 11) 22-Koby Barksdale, 12) 5-Ty Williams, 13) 88m-Keith Meyer, 14) 20g-Jake Greider, 15) 20-Luke Cranston, 16) 11k-Tyler Knight.

 

 

Stornetta Stellar In Wingless Series Presented By Hunt Magnetos Feature Event

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Placerville, CA)- Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, Joe Stornetta made a high side move near the race’s halfway point to pick up his second Wingless Series Presented By Hunt Magnetos feature event win in only the series third race of the season.

Will Bill Macedo and Stornetta leading the field to green, it was Macedo getting the jump to grab the early lead as Stornetta would slip back and run in the third spot as Shane Myhre would settle into the second spot.

As Colton Slack over took Stornetta for third on the third lap, Stornetta would make a big move to by both Myhre and Slack on the fifth lap, as he began to chase after Macedo.

On a very slick racing surface, Macedo was very smooth as he worked the low side of the Placerville Speedway, as Stornetta patiently chased after him looking for a chance to take the top spot.

With the yellow flag waiving on the seventh lap, the field would bunch back up. With Macedo continuing to set he pace out front, second running Stornetta was trying to make something happen up top in turns three and four.

A full head of steam on the ninth lap saw the Napa, CA power into the lead, just before the caution would waive on the 10th lap, again bunching the field back up.

Behind Stornetta the action would heat up for the second spot as Colton Slack, Bill Macedo and Shane Myhre all battled, as Myhre continued to hold the position.

Stornetta would continue to lead as the race for second picked back up on the 16th lap as Slack and Myhre sliced, and diced as they engaged in a torrid battle.

As the white flag waived, Slack was able to get the position, but ran out of time for the race win, as Stornetta took the win, with Slack finishing second, Myhre third, Macedo fourth, and Scott Hall rounding out the Top-Five.

“I have grown up coming to Placerville Speedway, and have dreamed about winning on the red clay,” Stornetta said in victory lane. “We have been really fast with the Wingless Series presented by Hunt Magnetos so far, and hopefully we can continue to run well.”

Saturday night saw a total of 20 Wingless Series Presented By Hunt Magnetos cars check into the pit area with Tim Sherman Jr setting the standard in time trials.

With three heat races on the docket, wins would go to Gary Nelson, Jr, Colton Slack, and Scott Hall.

ON TAP: The Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos will fire back up on June 13th as they head to the Stockton Dirt Track and compete alongside the King of the West Series.

WINNERS: Joe Stornetta (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 7th), Colton Slack (Calistoga Speedway on April 12th), Joe Stornetta (Placerville Speedway on May 30th)

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with the series by clicking over to www.racepmg.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS SPRINT CAR SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. In 2015, the series will operate under the direction of the Prentice Motorsports Group competing in 12 races scattered at six different tracks.

 

 

Koby Walters Claims His Second URSS Win At RPM Speedway

After Mother Nature tried her best to thwart the efforts of track crews and racers alike the United Rebel Sprint Series rolled into RPM Speedway Saturday night for the first of four events on the 2015 Racing Schedule. Seventeen cars made their way to the high clay oval to do battle under the stars, a rarity this spring in Western Kansas.

Tracey Hill led the field to the green as the Rebels kicked off the twenty five lap Feature event. Outside pole sitter Keefe Hemel grabbed the lead followed by Jed Werner in the runner up spot and a hard charging Steven Richardson rocketed his way to third from his eighth starting spot with Tracey Hill and Jordan Randels rounding out the top five after the first circuit. Hemel’s lead was short lived and Werner took the position away on lap two bringing Richardson with him relegating Hemel to the third spot. Hill would retake the third spot on lap three as tenth place starter Koby Walters began his drive to the front.

Lap five saw the battle for the lead heat up as Richardson caught Werner, the pair were side by side in turn three but Richardson powered by using the high side to take over the lead on lap six. Wakeeney Speedway winner Jeff Radcliffe had made his way to sixth spot and was challenging Walters for the position by lap eight with the pair following the tire tracks of Hemel. As the leaders approached lapped traffic Hemel jumped the rim of the track allowing Walters and Radcliffe to advance bringing James Riner along with them on lap nine.

Conner Atkinson was steadily making her way through traffic and was solidly in the eighth spot as she moved to challenge Riner for the seventh spot for several laps finally taking the spot away on lap eleven. Richardson pulled out to a comfortable lead over Werner as Hill, Walters, Radcliffe and Atkinson were bunched up by lapped traffic. Atkinson took a spot away from Radcliffe but that was short lived as Atkinson’s ride slowed to a stop on the back stretch on lap fifteen.

Walters challenged Hill for the third spot for several laps before he took the position for good on lap seventeen and set his sights on the leaders. Richardson looked as he was cruising to victory when on lap twenty the right tire went flat coming off of turn four to bring out the caution. Track crews got him back to the pits for repairs and Richardson rejoined the tail end of the field.

On the restart, Werner brought the field to the green but coming off of turn four Walters powered by on the low side to take the lead followed by Radcliffe, Hill and the 9D of lance Davis who had methodically made his way through the field to round out the top five. James Riner was hot on the heels of Hill and grabbed the fifth spot on lap twenty one with Keefe Hemel on his tail tank. Steven Richardson was once again on tear as he made his way to the seventh spot lap twenty three and was looking to make up even more ground. Richardson would pick up two more spots on lap twenty four going from fourteenth to sixth in just five laps.

As the white flag was displayed for the leaders, Walters was not going to be denied. Walters held off Werner for the victory with Werner, Radcliffe, Davis and Riner rounding out the top five. The victory was Koby Walters second of his young United Rebel Sprint Series career.

Walters also picked up the Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger award, moving up 9 spots for the win.

Heat Race winners were Koby Walters, Connor Atkinson

RPM Speedway A Feature

1 Koby Walters, 33 2 Jed Werner, 50 3 Jeff Radcliffe, 21r 4 Lance Davis, 9D 5 James Riner, 2 6 Steven Richardson, 0 7 Keefe Hemel, 11 8 Jeremy Huish, 88j 9 Tracy Hill, 28 10 Cody Lampe, 1x 11 Jordan Randles, 007 12 Ryan Walters, 3 13 Brandon Sprott, 18 14 Aaron Ploussard, 33k 15 Connor Atkinson, 17 – DNF 16 Shawn Radcliffe, 7 – DNF 17 Craig Jecha, 17x DNS

Heat race winners, Koby Walters, Atkinson

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger award goes to Koby Walters, moving up 9 spots for the win.

 

 

BENSON LEADS NEBRASKA INVASION

by Steve Zwemke (HARTFORD, SD) -- Seven of the season high 12 Coffee Cup IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars came from Nebraska Saturday in a "Cornhusker Invasion." Papillion, Nebraska driver Clint Benson led the last 18 laps of the 20 lap feature for his first ever I-90 Speedway win. He took the lead away from Lincoln, Nebraska's Jeff Edginton early, however, Edgington worked his way back to challenge Benson on a perfect dry/slick track. Edginton and Adam Gullion, also from Lincoln, crossed right behind Benson for second and third. Benson started fifth. Gullion was the race's hard charge as he came from 11th to third. Four lead changes made for an exciting Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stock A-Main. Travis Schruers started third and led the opening laps. Zach Van Voorst worked to bottom of the track to overtake Schreurs on lap seven. Schreurs regained the top spot a lap later but faded late in the race. Van Voorst, looking for his third win, lead again from lap 11 until a caution came out on the final lap when David Kuchta and Kipp DeGroot got together. On the green/white/checker restart, Cory Yeigh raced past Van Voorst to claim his first win of the year. Yeigh started on the pole and raced alongside Schreurs and Van Voorst for several laps before making his move on the final restart. The USRA B-Modified feature also provided some incredible side-by-side racing. Travis Vanden Top led the opening four laps but a mishandle gave the lead to Doug Wallis. Wallis was unable to hold off the charge of Miah Christensen. Christensen led the last half of the 15 lap feature for his second win. "This dry track is awesome. This is what we live to run on," said Christensen. Wallis and Dennis Martin put on a great show for the fans by racing consecutive side-by-side laps behind Christensen after he had taken the lead. Wallis worked the high side of the track with Martin on the bottom. Martin edged Wallis for second. Both drivers mentioned how much they enjoyed the on-track battle. The USRA Hobby Stocks struggled to beat the 20 minute feature time limit for the second straight week. A scary moment saw Michael Pechous flip while racing for the lead down the backstretch. He was okay, but there were seven other cautions to go along with the red flag incident. Logan Fitzpatrick lead the first two laps before Dustin Gulbrandson took over. With only three laps scored the race was green/white/checkered. Gulbrandson then had no issues in racing to his second win of the season. Gulbrandson started ninth. Brian Hoing came from the seventh row to claim second. Joe Blake passed Josh Lien late in the Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers feature but Lien quickly returned the pass to lead the last three circuits en route to his second straight win. Not a fan of dry/slick racing, Lien said, "Cole Gulbrandson gave me a pep talk on how to race dry/slick," in his victory lane interview. I-90 Speedway hosts B-Modified Madness on Saturday night featuring topless USRA B-Modified racing in addition to all of our Paramount Racing Series divisions. Find out more by going to www.i90speedway.com, @racei90 on Twitter or I-90 Speedway's Facebook page. Hot laps begin each Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Racing starts at 7:00 p.m. sharp!

RESULTS SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015 IMCA RACESAVER SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Clint Benson, 2. Jeff Edgington, 3. Adam Gullion, 4. Colin Smith, 5. Bob Dvorak, 6. Matt Ziebarth, 7. T.J. Artz, 8. Trevor Mell, 9. Shon Pointer, 10. James King, 11. Casey Abbas, 12. Elijah Johnson Heat Winners: Colin Smith, Jeff Edgington LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS A Feature: 1. Cory Yeigh, 2. Darrin Korthals, 3. Zach Van Voorst, 4. Billy Prouty, 5. Zach Olivier, 6. Travis Schreurs, 7. Brylee Gough, 8. Brad Van Voorst, 9. Matt Steuerwald, 10. John Hoing, 11. Kipp DeGroot, 12. David Kuchta, 13. Dan Jensen, 14. Jim Pruett Heat Winners: David Kuchta, Travis Schreurs USRA B-MODIFIEDS A Feature: 1. Miah Christensen, 2. Dennis Martin, 3. Doug Wallis, 4. Dustin Kruse, 5. Kevin Joachim, 6. Tyler Tesch, 7. Curt Ahlers, 8. Andrew Ahlers, 9. Tim Dann, 10. Nick Barger, 11. Chris Goetz, 12. Travis Vanden Top, 13. Darin Noyes, 14. Bryan Park, 15. Dave Kennedy, 16. Justin Voeltz, 17. Rodney Cook, 18. Marty Myers, 19. Brad Scholl, 20. Adam Sage Heat Winners: Dave Kennedy, Tyler Tesch, Andrew Ahlers USRA HOBBY STOCKS A Feature: 1. Dustin Gulbrandson, 2. Brian Hoing, 3. Tim Waltner, 4. Thomas Kracht, 5. Michalob Voeltz, 6. Joel Norris, 7. Justin Bolluyt, 8. Jason Bradley, 9. Cole Gulbrandson, 10. Nick Brady, 11. Dylan Vanden Top, 12. Aaron DeThury, 13. Matt Goth, 14. Logan Fitzpatrick, 15. Chad Kooiker, 16. Mike Chaney, 17. MIchael Pechous, 18. Jessica Brandt, 19. Brian Campbell, 20. Tracy Halouska B Feature: 1. Tracy Halouska, 2. Matt Goth, 3. Aaron DeThury, 4. Jessica Brandt, 5. Dylan Vanden Top Heat Winners: Tim Waltner, Brian Campbell, Cole Gulbrandson SUPER CHARGERS A Feature: 1. Josh Lien, 2. Laura Ebbesen, 3. Joe Blake, 4. Tom Koster, 5. Zac Rose, 6. Kjerstin Klockman, 7. Justin Peterson, 8. Chad Carpenter Heat Winner: Laura Ebbesen

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway, Farmington MO

 (5/28/2015) – WOW, Sprint car racing was back at SFCR, just like the Glory Days! 40 sprint cars packed the pits; we ran a B Main in Sprints for the first time in a long time tonight! A new track record was set; Danny “The Dude” Lasoski set a blistering new track record of 10.794, shattering the previous low 11s track record set by Jason Keith just a few years ago. The first annual Bull Ring Round UP was a huge success, also racing Thursday night were the B Mods, Pure Streets and the UMP A Mods! Eighty six cars were in the pits and fans from all over the nation in the stands. And, for the first time ever races from SFCR were broadcast worldwide LIVE via the internet. Big thanks to www.speedshifttv.com for broadcasting live. Also if you missed the race you can click right over to their website and watch the event for just $9.95! Another first for the raceway, we joined the ranks of Twitter and Instagram, so if you are a social media junkie follow us @sfcraceway.

Mother Nature was a little kinder this week. I think we surprised her with a Thursday night show, but by the end of the day she tried her best to end the race night but she didn’t make it. With all the week’s rain, we were given another heavy track. It made for fast race cars, evident by that new track record, but it made for a narrow track. The race was running long Thursday night and the radar was looking a little green, normally as a track promoter you would skip intermission and move straight to the main events. But not tonight! With the National Sprint Car Series being in town, 40 sprint cars and 48 more racers and packed stands, Brian wanted to have the best track possible, so they took that intermission to bring out the grader and move the cushion up against the wall. It was a bold move, something many promoters wouldn’t dream of, but he was willing to gamble and it paid off BIG! The feature events proved it was the right call, lots of passing and lots of exciting racing.

The pure streets were the first to hit the track the winner the past two weekends Karl Francis won his heat race, midway thru the feature Neel and Francis would get together and Francis would end up with the worst end of the stick and eventually left the track which left Jason Neal and Robbie Williams to duke it out with Robbie Williams once again returning to Victory Lane.

The running order was switched up some during the night, the UMP modified had been running second all night, they were a lot of drivers there competing for UMP points and a nice little pay check of $1000 for the winner. But for the feature they ran third, now if you were a race fan, the night was getting late this call probably wasn’t popular. If you were an A Mod driver this probably put a big smile on your face. Combine the grader work at intermission and how the big right rears on those 410 wing sprint cars work the track, which meant you were going to have a really good racing surface. We saw some new comers at SFCR in the A Mods Josh Tomlin and Shawn Knuckles came into SFCR and put on a great show in the heat races. First time at the track, at least this season and picking up a heat win. As the running order was switched so the NSL series could get the BIG SHOW in, the A Mods not only had to battle themselves they had to battle Mother Nature. A light mist started just after mid way and water and dirt make makes thing slippery. A late race caution bunched the field back up, something Griffaw didn’t want to see, because it gave Billy Smith that chance to pass him for the lead. While Billy looked and tried to pass him, he didn’t have enough to make the pass and had to settle for second place. But the big talk of the night is the Festus Flash, or Flyer as race announcer Mike Crow likes to call him, came in and just swept the competition, taking home his heat, race the dash and feature wins and that cool $1000 pay check for the night!

B Mods to staging, B Mods to staging that familiar call from our race announcer, some of you may have heard it for the first time. Did you hear that? Work was done this week to the sound system; speakers were fixed and added to the pits. Improvements will continue, but it is a breath of fresh air to see all the amazing changes at the track. B Mods to Staging,,, they ran forth in the running order all night, only 11 drivers showed up Thursday evening to race, that is means 45% class were at work, or sitting in the stands watching. Again this week Dusty Homan came out and won his heat race, many of the fans have been calling him out on social media, but he kept his foot the floor, is he unstoppable? I am sure there are 19 other weekly drivers that think he is. Eddie Gross and Greg Swaringim put on some great racing at the front trading spots, Eddie Gross won the heat race and Swaringim winning when it counted and took home a feature win, one has to wonder is the car still for sale?

The National Sprint Car League came to Farmington to put on the best show in the Midwest. The track labeled the show as the 1st Annual Bull Ring Round Up, while the NSL series labeled it as The March across Missouri. It didn’t work out so well for the race fans in Moberly MO, for Friday night’s show was rained out. There is so much racing action to cover, I am sure I will miss some as I always do. It was exciting to see so much fast action on the track, tickled to be in the stands to watch The Dude blister out a new track records. Racing action was tight each heat race of 10 cars, making the 3/8 of mile lap in the low 11 second range, your head was spinning keeping up. The stands were full of buddies placing wagers with each other, would it be one of the heavy hitters from the NSL or one of the local drivers. If you listened around you would hear both sides. If you follow the Sprint Car Racing news, you know that the NSL is a new series this year, but you have no doubt hear of the World of Outlaws and the legendary PA Posse, this week in all the media hype someone named the drivers that race right here in our own back yards in Farmington, MO as the MO Posse. Sometimes we take for granite the gift we have to have SFCR racing 410 sprints weekly. So back to the story, who will it be? Well after the four heat races were done it was split you still had no idea, the MO Posse took two races and the NSL thugs took two. Heat Race #1 Local Joey Boyd held off hard charging Terry McCarl to put a tick in the win column for the local racers, Heat Race #2 saw NSL racer Paul Nienhiser take the checkered flag, local racer Ryan Kempkin had some bad luck after the leaders took the checkered, he was exiting turn 2 coming back around to take his final lap when he got tire to tire with another car and ended the race on his top. Not hurt and able to put on a new wing, Ryan would start and finish 4th in the B Main. Heat Race #3 was taken by NSL driver Tim Kaeding, followed closely by local driver Joey Montgomery, this put Montgomery to in the A main but he was unable to capitalize on it and pulled out of the race early, Heat Race #4 was stacked with local drivers finshing 1, 2, 3 and 4 with Tommy Worley and Joe B Miller making the A Main, while record setter NSL driver Danny Lasoski was stuck in 5th, which was good enough to make it to the main, but he wasn’t able to make any passes to contend for the win. The B main is the last chance for drivers to make it to the big show, so you always know it is going to be some series elbows up racing. Big names like Brain Clausen, Brook Tatnell and Austin McCarl were all in the B trying to make it in, unfortunate for Austin McCarl he ended his night upside down at the exit to turn three. Tasker Phillips also took a tumble Thursday night during qualifying laps; both drivers were okay and walked away. By the main event of the NSL Series 410 winged sprints my ears were ringing, it’s been a long time since SFCR has seen that many sprints start the feature it was exciting you could feel the thump of all those massive power plants beating in your chest. It was time to start and local racer, Jerrod Hull was out to an early lead. It appeared like no one had anything for him. But don’t count your money at the table as Kenny Rogers used to sign, 19 other drivers on the track were all looking to take the spot. Part way in the race something would happen that would later turn out to change the race leader, Ryan Kempkin in the 2K car spun in turn 4, not having any where to go, race leader, Hull would tag Kempkins car, breaking the Jacobs Ladder. After the restart, it looked like Hull would be okay, but it didn’t take Danny Lasoski long to sniff out the weakness in his competitors car and capitalize on it. The dude would go on to win the 1st annual Bull Ring Round up at SFCR! Racing action wasn’t just up front, although hard to keep up with, with 20 raging bulls on the track, any where your could focus your eyes you were getting the treat of your life, well at least a highlight of 2015! The top 5 of the main event backed up the claim of the Missouri Posse taking home 2 of those positions were Jerrod Hull and Tommy Worley, even with broke equipment Hull was able to hold off heavy hitters such as Brad Loyet, Ian Madsen, Brian Brown and more. We are certainly our proud of our local drivers for showing up and doing so well. We also thank the NSL Series for coming to town and putting on a great show, we hope to see you back soon, remember we race here every Saturday night, you are always welcome!

Some off track action was equally exciting, Social Media is everywhere in our society today and while some of us hate it, others embrace it. Remember just hours before we the race night started SFCR entered into the Twitter world, two tweets from NASCAR drivers mentioned @sfcraceway. I know not everyone will share the excitement, but you should. Kenny Wallace, tweeted about our track and local racer Billy Smith. Here we are in small town America, not only do we have some of the biggest names in Sprint Car racing at our local track but Kenny Wallace is talking about us on Twitter, thank you Billy and Kenny! Not taking anything away from the Wallace mention, but Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne also mentioned @sfcraceway in a tweet along with local driver Jerrod Hull when he said, “@NSLSeries @sfcraceway I'm going with Jerrod Hull. I did a lot of racing with Jerrod in 1999 and 2000. I got him to win it..” St. Francois County Raceway was in the National Spot Light this week! It is so exciting to have such a great local track, with awesome drivers!

PURE STREET

HEAT 1 1. 10A KARL FRANCIS 2. 34 RYAN WILLIAMS 3. 94 JASON NEAL 4. 2X CHRISTIAN DEVINE 5. 32 ROBERT HICKS 6. 45 MARSHALL YOUNT ( NF)

HEAT 2 1. 43X ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2. 32X MIKE ABNEY 3. 71 JOE MERRITT 4. 2 DANNY KINNARD 5. 00 DAVID BAKER (NF)

FEATURE 1. 43X ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2. 94 JASON NEAL 3. 71 JOE MERRITT 4. 32X MIKE ABNEY 5. 32 ROBERT HICKS 6. 34 RYAN WILLIAMS 7. 2X CHRISTIAN DEVINE 8. 2 DANNY KINNARD 9. 10A KARL FRANICS (NF) 10. 45 MARSHALL YOUNT (NF) 11. 00 DAVID BAKER (NF)

BMODS

HEAT 1 1. 10 DUSTY HOMANN 2. R7 RANDY FORSTER 3. 3D LOU DRIEMEIER 4. 10X KYLE JARRETT 5.05 MIKE SAVAGE 6.21R RUDY SLADE 7. 44 DARELL DICKERSON

HEAT 2 1. 4G EDDIE GROSS 2. 25S GREG SWARINGIM 3. 147 KYLE STOLZER 4. 13 CODY SAVAGE 5. 19C AARON CANTERBERRY 6. 27W JEREMY WELBORN 7. 69 KENNY HARRIS (NS)

FEATURE 1. 25S GREG SWARINGIM 2. 4G EDDIE GROSS 3. 13 CODY SAVAGE 4. 147 KYLE STOLZER 5. R7 RANDY FORSTER 6. 3D LOU DRIEMEIER 7. 10 DUSTY HOMANN 8. 10X KYLE JARRETT 9. 19C ARRON CANTERBERRY 10. 27W JEREMY WELBORN 11. 05 MIKE SAVAGE (NS) 12. 21R RUDY SLADE (NS) 13. 44 DARELL DICKERSON ( NS)

A MODS

HEAT 1 1. 29 JOSH TOMLIN 2. 53 MATT EATON 3. 10X JIM BLACK 4. 01W DERRICK BLACK 5. 32C CHRIS HAYS 6. 18 BRENT THOMPSON 7. 55 WALTER DUNN

HEAT 2 1. 1S SHAWN KNUCKLES 2. 36 DANNY EMS 3. 14 BILLY SMITH 4. 13 MIKE SAVAGE 5. 227 BOBBY DESPAIN 6. 717 TIM NASH 7. 45 MATT DOTSON (NF)

HEAT 3 1. 16X RUSTY GRIFFAW 2. 00 ROOSTER GRIFFIN 3. 15 DANNY RESINGER 4. 61 ERIC FRANKLIN 5. 47 TOM VOGT 6. 777 JEFF ASHER 7. 16 CORY BROWN (NF)

DASH 1. 16X RUSTY GRIFFAW 2. 53 MATT EATON 3. 00 ROOSTER GRIFFIN 4. 29 JOSH TOMLIN 5. 1S SHAWNB KNUCKLES 6. 36 DANNY EMS (NS)

FEATURE 1.16X RUSTY GRIFFAW 2. 14 BILLY SMITH 3. 29 JOSH TOMLIN 4. 10X JIM BLACK 5. 53 MATT EATON 6. 00 ROOSTER GRIFFIN 7. 01W DERRICK BLACK 8. 18 BRENT THOMPSON 9. 717 TIM NASH 10. 227 BOBBY DESPAIN 11. 13 MIKE SAVAGE 12. 47 TOM VOGT 13. 55 WALTER DUNN 14. 777 JEFF ASHER 15. 32C CHRIS HAYS (NF) 16. 1S SHAWN KNUCKLES (NF) 17. 61 ERIC FRANKLIN (NF) 18. 16 CORY BROWN (NF) 19. 45 MATT DOTSON (NS) 20. 36 DANNY EMS (NS) 21. 15 DANNY RESINGER (NS)

SPRINT CAR

HEAT 1 1. 67 JOEY BOYD 2. 24 TERRY McCARL 3. 35X JIMMY HURLEY 4. 09 MATT JUHL 5. 18 IAN MADSEN 6. 55 BROOKE TATNELL 7. 2L LOGAN FORLER 8. 17J JOSH BAUGHMAN 9. 99 TIM TAYLOR 10. 55X ANDY PHILLIPS

HEAT 2 1. 9 PAUL NIENHISER 2. 21 BRIAN BOWN 3. 12 LYNTON JEFFERY 4. 12H JERROD HULL 5. 17B BILL BALOG 6. 7TAZ TASKER PHILLIPS 7. 17 JAMES SCOTT 8. 35 TYLER SETTELMOIR 9.2K RYAB KEMPIN (NF) 10. 3A DUSTIN ADAMS (NS)

Heat 3 1. 3 TIM KAEDING 2. 32 JOEY MONTGOMERY 3. 56 DAVEY HESKIN 4. 13 MARK DOBMEIER 5. 05 BRAD LOYETTE 6. 82 DUSTY ZOMER 7. 14T JIMMY BRIDGEMAN 8. 5 KORY BALES 9. 88 JEFF WURST 10. 8 JEFF WINGATE

HEAT 4 1. 97 TOMMY WORLEY 2. 251B JOE B MILLER 3. 87 KENT BUCKLEY 4. 2X A.J. BURNS 5. 2 DANNY LASOSKI 6. 17A AUSTIN McCARL 7. 5H DAKOTA HENDERICKSON 8. 17W BRIAN CLAUSER 9. 44 CHRIS MARTIN 10. 21P ADAM PARMELEY

B-MAIN 1. 82 DUSTY ZOMER 2. 17W BRIAN CLAUSEN 3. 55 BROOKE TATNELL 4. 2K RYAN KEMPIN 5. 5 KORY BALES 6. 14T JIMMY BRIDGMAN 7. 17J JOSH BAUGHMAN 8. 7TAZ TASKER PHILLIPS 9. 5H DAKOTA HENDERICKSON 10. 88 JEFF WURST 11. 17 JAMES SCOTT 12. 44 CHRIS MARTIN 13. 99 TIM TAYLOR 14. 21P ADAM PARMELEY 15. 55X ANDY PHILLIPS 16. 3A DUSTIN ADAMS (NF) 17. 8 JEFF WINGATE (NF) 18. 35 TYLER SETTELMOIR (NF) 19. 17A AUSTIN McCARL(NF) 20. 72 KEVIN PETTY (NS) 21. 2L LOGAN FORLER (NS)

FEATURE 1. 2 DANNY LASOSKI 2. 12HJERROD HULL 3. 05 BRAD LOYET 4. 97 TOMMY WORLEY 5. 18 IAN MADSEN 6. 17B BILL BALOG 7. 35X JIMMY HURLEY 8. 21 BRIAN BROWN 9. 3 TIM KAEDING 10. 24 TERRY McCARL 11. 9 PAUL NIENHISER 12. 2X A.J. BURNS 13. 13 MARK DOBMEIER 14. 82 DUSTY ZOMER 15. 55X ANDY PHILLIPS 16. 17W BRIAN CLAUSON 17. 56 DAVEY HESKIN(NF) 18. 09 MATT JUHL 19. 67 JOEY BOYD (NF) 20. 51B JOE B MILLER (NF) 21. 87 KENT BUCKLEY (NF) 22. 2K RYAN KEMPIN (NF) 23. 12 LYNTON JEFFERY (NF) 24. 32 JOEY MONTGOMERY (NF)

 

 

Bryan Howland Blasts to Patriot Sprint Tour Win at Raceway 7

Rich Vleck, ROCHESTER, NY, (May 29, 2015)- There are not many tracks on the Patriot Sprint Tour where Bryan Howland has not won a feature at in his career, and Friday Night at Raceway 7, in the first PST event this season at a track where the No. 51 had never graced Victory Lane, he knocked another track off the shrinking list.

Howland, 28, the 4-time PST Champion, led all 25-laps from the outside pole to claim his second win of the year, his 28th in his Patriot Sprint Tour Career. In the seventh Patriot event of the year, Howland became the first driver to lead more than 20 laps in the feature, leading wire-to-wire in a commanding performance.

In the first two appearances at 7/16-mile oval in Northeast Ohio, Howland had won his heat race both times and finished the feature in third and second, respectively. Flyin’ Bryan won his heat race again on Friday and after starting from the outside pole position left the field in his tire tracks. During the night, Howland also recorded a blistering 15.42 second lap, beating the old track record.

As Howland commanded the early race lead, Pole Postion Raceway Polesitter Joe Trenca held steady in second place with Steven Hutchinson Jr. in third. PST America Point Leader Sammy Reakes IV moved up to third just before what would be the final caution of the race on lap 18 when fourth-place running Hutchinson hit wall in turn four.

The lap 18 caution flag would turn in to a race stoppage for an incident in the pits, and when the race restarted, Howland was again untouchable, with the rest of the top five shuffling around.

Sammy Reakes IV would finish in second in his first trip to Raceway 7 to pad his point lead. Ohio’s C.J. Jones had a fine night, winning his heat race and crossing in third for his first PST Podium Finish.

For the third-straight race, defending Patriot Champion Jared Zimbardi drove from deep in the pack to earn a top-five finish. Zimbardi broke a hydraulic pump in his heat race and drove up from 19th starting position for his third top five in as many starts at Raceway 7.

Youngster Joe Trenca slid back after the final restart but was still able to round out the top five for his second fifth place showing in three PST starts this season.

Steve Collins finished sixth for the third-straight race at Raceway 7, while Kyle Drum went forward 10 positions to place in seventh. Jake Muench put together a fine run to cross in eighth, while Dave Just and Tyler Graves rounded out the top-10.

Along with Howland and Jones, Stan Zanchin scored his first Patriot heat race win since 2008 but was unable to finish the feature. Storms got dangerous close to the track on Friday Afternoon but once they moved out of the area, the fans filed in in droves to witness some of the fastest speeds produced at the history facility.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 5/29/15, Raceway 7, Conneaut, OH.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Bryan Howland (51), 2. Sammy Reakes IV (17), 3. C.J. Jones (10J), 4. Jared Zimbardi (35), 5. Joe Trenca (98), 6. Steve Collins (67), 7. Kyle Drum (47), 8. Jake Muench (14), 9. Dave Just (54J), 10. Tyler Graves (25G), 11. Steve Glover (121), 12. Joe McEwen (44), 13. George Suprick (87), 14. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 15. Dennis Wagner (38), 16. Scott Kreutter (52), 17. Scott Just (54JR), 18. Stan Zanchin (94z), 19. Gary Edwards (57).

Lap Leaders- Howland 1-25.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Scott Kreutter (52), 2. Jake Muench (14), 3. Tyler Graves (25G), 4. Gary Edwards (57), 5. Joe McEwen (44).

Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: Howland, Glover, Reakes, McEwen, D. Just, S. Just, Zimbardi.

Race 2: Zanchin, Trenca, Hutchinson, Kreutter, Suprick, Wagner.

Race 3: Jones, Collins, Muench, Graves, Edwards, Drum.

Hoosier Tire Canada/ Mike Emhof Motorsports Recipient: Collins.

Pole Position Raceway Pole Winner: Trenca.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Reakes 835, Drum 763, Zimbardi 706, Kreutter 705, Collins 685, Hutchinson 681, D. Just 677, S. Just 671, Glover 653, Suprick 649.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Standings (Top Five)- Kreutter 16, Zimbardi 12, Brown 11, Lorenc 9, Drum 7.

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 48, D. Just 25, T. Wickham 24, Reakes and Drum 22.

Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader Standings (Top Five)- Howland 28, Reakes 21, S. Just 19, Barney and Stillwaggon 16.

 

 

Knoxville Raceway Rained Out May 30!

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, May 30, 2015 – The events at Knoxville Raceway were rained out after the second 360 heat Saturday night, May 30. A constant mist caused a delay of thirty minutes, and then it returned, saturating the grounds.

Shane Stewart set quick time in the 410 class (14.560), Justin Henderson did the same in the 360 class (15.563), and Trevor Smith did the same in the 305 class (16.894) on a very fast track. Mitchell Alexander, Kevin Hetrick and Tanner Edwards won the 305 heats contested. Matt Moro and Keoni Texeira won the two 360 heats that were run.

Join us next Saturday night, June 6, for Slideway Karting Center Night! It will also be Little League Night. Little League Players and Coaches can wear their uniforms for free admission! All three divisions of Knoxville Championship Cup Series sprint cars will be back in action. For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Results from Knoxville Raceway

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 2S, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (14), 14.560; 2. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (3), 14.573; 3. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (16), 14.580; 4. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (28), 14.639; 5. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (27), 14.652; 6. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (7), 14.658; 7. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 14.667; 8. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (19), 14.674; 9. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (26), 14.701; 10. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (10), 14.731; 11. 49B, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (15), 14.760; 12. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (25), 14.764; 13. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (20), 14.776; 14. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (33), 14.791; 15. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (32), 14.809; 16. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 14.825; 17. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (9), 14.827; 18. 10, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (34), 14.936; 19. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (23), 14.945; 20. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (29), 14.967; 21. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (1), 14.970; 22. 17W, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN (31), 15.014; 23. 2KS, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (6), 15.053; 24. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (30), 15.062; 25. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (5), 15.064; 26. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (4), 15.072; 27. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (17), 15.094; 28. O9, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (11), 15.096; 29. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (21), 15.124; 30. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (24), 15.184; 31. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (22), 15.278; 32. 45, Mark Johnson, Des Moines, IA (13), 15.615; 33. 44D, Andy Snider, Des Moines, IA (12), 15.938; 34. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (18), 16.126; 35. 8, Jeff Wingate, California, MO (35), NT.

360 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (16), 15.563; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 15.623; 3. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (20), 15.664; 4. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (11), 15.674; 5. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (18), 15.676; 6. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (24), 15.696; 7. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (5), 15.771; 8. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (26), 15.798; 9. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (12), 15.810; 10. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (23), 15.821; 11. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (19), 15.824; 12. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (25), 15.833; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (21), 15.837; 14. 50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (17), 15.949; 15. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (7), 16.05; 16. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (8), 16.056; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (22), 16.083; 18. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (15), 16.179; 19. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (9), 16.207; 20. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (1), 16.270; 21. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (13), 16.276; 22. 9I, Jared Goerges, Baxter, MN (27), 16.308; 23. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (6), 16.313; 24. 20T, Corey Timmerman, Carmen, IL (10), 16.391; 25. 8, Alex Sewell, Broken Arrow, OK (28), 16.478; 26. 9$, Kyle Clark, Sapulpa, OK (4), 16.721; 27. 10J, Jamie Zaputil, Mystic, IA (3), 16.731; 28. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (14), 17.001; 29. 8X, Jeff Wingate, California, MO (29), 17.186.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:53.1: 1. Matt Moro (1); 2. Jamie Ball (2); 3. Nate Van Haaften (4); 4. John Hall (3); 5. Justin Henderson (6); 6. Russ Hall (5) / 7. Alan Zoutte (7); 8. Jared Goerges (8); 9. Alex Sewell (9); 10. Dave Getchell (10)

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:52.8: 1. Keoni Texeira (2); 2. Clint Garner (6); 3. Chris Martin (1); 4. Calvin Landis (4); 5. Joe Beaver (5); 6. Randy Martin (3) / 7. Dustin Clark (7); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (8); 9. Kyle Clark (9); 10. Jeff Wingate (10)

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (18), 16.894; 2. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (17), 17.029; 3. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (23), 17.086; 4. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (16), 17.097; 5. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (13), 17.110; 6. 7, Tanner Edwards, Van Meter, IA (24), 17.217; 7. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (8), 17.226; 8. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (14), 17.233; 9. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (4), 17.280; 10. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (2), 17.332; 11. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (6), 17.457; 12. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (9), 17.498; 13. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (15), 17.517; 14. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (7), 17.575; 15. 71G, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (3), 17.622; 16. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.839; 17. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (10), 17.978; 18. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (5), 18.235; 19. 50K, Kevin Hiemstra, Knoxville, IA (19), 18.684; 20. 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (21), 18.782; 21. 76D, Don Dawson III, Indianola, IA (20), 18.555; 22. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (11), NT; 23. 02S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (1), NT; 24. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (22), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:46.3: 1. Mitchell Alexander (1); 2. Stacey Alexander (3); 3. Kade Higday (4); 4. Chris Walraven (2); 5. Devin Kline (5); 6. Matthew Stelzer (8); 7. Trevor Smith (6); 8. Kevin Hiemstra (7)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Kevin Hetrick (4); 2. Jeff Wilke (5); 3. Chris Horton (2); 4. Brad Comegys (3); 5. Lee Patterson (7); 6. Mike Mayberry (6); 7. Christopher Scank (1) DNS – Josh Jones

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Tanner Edwards (3); 2. Christian Bowman (4); 3. McKenna Haase (6); 4. Don Dawson III (5); 5. Cody Ambers (2); 6. Corey Kautz (1) DNS – Joe Simbro

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race#6 Friday May 29th 2015 IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Division Dixieland Speedway Elizabeth City, NC. Chris Ware Fly’s to Win first Fast Friday

Chris Ware showed he had a fast car early at the same track his father Charlie had won a year earlier and made the most of it by flying the groove to the win. Carl Simmons and Brian Lawson took the heat wins on the fast sticky oval before it was on to the feature. Carl Simmons and Chris Ware paced the field to green when Ware moved up to the sticky cushion and set sail leaving Simmonds to fight it out with Tony and Jerald Harris. Jerald Harris made it through and took off after Chris as the laps were really clicking off at the same time Daren Bolac was really working his way up and now was third. Five to go was shown the field as traffic now was involved in the battle for the win as the top three were all together. Chris stayed with his high line as Jerald Harris was ducked low as the white flag waved. Chris Ware stayed up top as Harris made one last charge to the waving checkered flag pulling low alongside but would have settle for second by a few feet at the stripe. At the line it was Chris Ware, Jerald Harris, Daren Bolac, Tom Humphries, Carl Simmons, French Grimes, Kevin Fletcher, Tony Harris, Brian Lawson, Troy Severin, Charlie Ware, Anthony Linkenhoker, Glenn Worrell and JD Coats. Next week its back to Shenandoah Speedway in Shenandoah, Va. for another pavement race on Saturday June6th. Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

 

DJ Netto Wins ‘Battle For the Milk Can’ Opener

Ricky Childress, Jr Makes In Thre-In-A-Row With Sport Mods, as Brad Pounds Wins a Thriller

Hanford, CA- Friday night at the Keller Auto Speedway, racing returned after a brief hiatus as the inaugural ‘Battle For the Milk Can’ mini series kicked off. In what was a very exciting night of racing local star DJ Netto took home the win with the Duinkerken Farms King of Kings Winged 360 Series, while Ricky Childress, Jr picked up his third consecutive win with the RaceChic IMCA Sport Mods, and Brad Pounds won a very exciting McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mod feature event.

DJ Netto and Ryan Bernal led the field to green, and it was Netto getting the jump, as Bernal found himself in the second spot, chasing after Netto for the second consecutive race. Behind the lead duo, Steven Tiner and Ryan Robinson would race for the third position as Cory Eliason and Heath Duinkerken would look to join the fray.

With caution flags slowing the pace of the race at times, Netto would see his lead disappear, as Bernal would restart right on his rear bumper. On a slicked off racing surface, Netto would bobble on a late restart, and the fans would be entertained as the two young drivers battled hard for the top spot.

While Netto was able to fend off Bernal, Heath Duinkerken was able to move into the third spot while Eliason would work into fourth and Landon Hurst would crack the top-five, as they raced wheel-to-wheel.

As the checkered flag flew it was local product, DJ Netto picking up his first King of Kings 360ci win of the season, as he also takes an early lead in the ‘Battle for the Milk Can’ mini series. Bernal would hang on for second, Duinkerken third, Eliason fourth, and Hurst would round out the top five.

Ricky Childress, Jr has been the man to beat as of late in the RaceChic IMCA Sport Mod division, and Friday night was the same story. Lining up in the third row for the 20-lap feature event, Childress flexed his muscle early, as he moved into the race lead by the second lap.

Out in front, Childress was flawless as he wired the field in what would be a 20-lap non-stop race to open the divisions Battle For The Milk Can. Chasing Childress across the line was Nick Spainhourard, Bryon Holder, and Danny Roe.

The McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mod feature event was simply worth the price of admission. Robbie Sawyer found his machine on the front row of the feature event, and quickly jumped into the early lead, though Pounds and Jimmy Reeves were up on the wheel from their third and fourth row starting positions.

With Sawyer leading a bulk of the race, Pounds and Reeves joined the party, as the trio hooked up in a hair raising battle during the last half of the race.

On the 19th lap, Pounds was able to make his move around Sawyer to get into the race lead, as Reeves was able to follow suit to take over the second spot. In an exciting finish, Pounds would hold off Reeves who would finish in the second spot, Sawyer in third, and Rickky Thornton Jr would finish in the fourth spot.

The Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will be back in action on June 12th for Round No. 2 of ‘The Battle for the Milk Can’. The Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360’s, RaceChic IMCA Sport Mods, and the McAlisters Auto IMCA Mods will all be back in action.

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Campbell Captures NCRA Honors at DCRP as Sellard Stays Perfect in Mods

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 30, 2015) – Jeremy Campbell wired the field in Saturday night’s 25-lap feature as the NCRA Sprint Car series invaded the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park for the first time this season.

While the Michigan native turned Wichita, KS, resident took the $2,000 NCRA winner’s share, Clay Sellard stayed perfect in IMCA Modified action with Josh Appel besting the IMCA Sport Modifieds, Jason Rogers reeling in the IMCA Stock Car win and Cody Davis surviving to win the IMCA Hobby Stock feature.

After winning his heat race, reigning NCRA co-champion Campbell gridded the feature outside the front row with Zach Blurton to his inside in his first outing aboard the Ochs Brothers No. 1x.

Campbell gunned into the lead at the outset with fellow 2014 co-champ C.J. Johnson quickly making his way into second. Johnson stayed close in the early going, but after a pair of lap nine cautions never could keep pace with the fleet Campbell that never wavered from the low line.

“The bottom was so good that I wasn’t going to leave it until somebody showed me something on the outside,” Campbell said after picking up the victory aboard the Dan’s Cycle/Scott’s Well Service No. 10c.

Aside from Johnson’s early advances, nobody ever to close enough to give Campbell reason to abandon the lower portion of the track.

“That’s the bad thing about being out there though, you never know if someone is closing in or not,” Campbell concluded.

Campbell had no worries, taking the checkered flag ten car-lengths ahead of Johnson with Blurton settling for the show position. J.D. Johnson climbed from tenth to snare fourth with Jake Martens working the upper portion of the track to move from ninth to fifth over the final portion of the race after starting tenth.

Josh Fairbank was sixth, with Jon Freeman nipping Ray Seemann at the line for seventh. Jeff Stasa recovered from a spin into turn one on a lap nine restart while running fourth to salvage ninth with Chris Morgan completing the top ten.

Aside from Martens, Luke Cranston was the only other driver to successfully navigate the high side with an impressive run around the rim from ninth to fifth on a lap ten restart before taking fourth from J.D. Johnson on the 11th lap. Cranston began to lose power soon after and pulled to the infield six laps shy of the finish.

In IMCA Modified action, Bucklin’s Clay Sellard picked off his third win in as many tries to extend his points lead.

He had to work for this one though, ultimately snaring the lead 16 rounds into the 20-lapper and surviving fuel issues to put the win away. “It started dying in the corners with a few laps to go, I’m not sure if it was out of fuel or a fuel pump problem, I don’t know that I could have done another lap or two though.”

After a rocky start to the Modified feature with three cautions before a lap was completed, Randy Wilson led the way from the front row outside ahead of Ryan Heger as Sellard worked his way forward from the ninth position.

Heger battled past Wilson for the lead on the sixth round with Sellard into third by the 11th lap and then second the next time around.

After a pair of lap 15 restarts, Heger held off Sellard briefly until the latter battled into the lead on the 16th circuit. Sellard held on over the closing rounds with Heger fending off 12th-starter Mike Petersilie for second over the final two laps. Trent Gray advanced from “B” Main action to race from 17th to fourth with 19th-starter Jimmy Brozek rounding out the top five.

In IMCA Sport Modified action, Dodge City’s Josh Appel captured his first win DCRP since the 2013 season finale.

After starting third, Appel slipped past early leader Austin Walker on the fourth round and then held off two-time and reigning track champion Jeff Kaup over the final half of the 20-lapper to become the third different Sport Mod winner in as many events.

While Appel held off Kaup, his father Mike Appel climbed from the ninth starting position to claim third with opening night winner Jeremy Sigler and Ryan Stevenson rounding out the top five.

Making just his second DCRP appearance, Selden’s Jason Rogers battled past Marlin Hogie on the fifth round and led the rest of the way in the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature for his first Dodge City triumph.

While Rogers led the way, Ron Hartman made his way past Hogie for second by the midway point and kept the pressure on the leader the rest of the way. Rogers kept Hartman at bay flawlessly with Hogie, Dusty Witthuhn and Brett Copeland rounding out the top five.

Bucklin’s Cody Davis survived a race of attrition to capture his second IMCA Hobby Stock feature in three tries at DCRP this season.

Davis assumed the point with just two laps to go when Reagan Sellard was unable to refire following a red flag for a hard hit between Jason Cleveland and Zach McLemore in turn four.

Davis, who had pressured Sellard from the early stages of the 15-lapper, survived the final two-lap dash to the stripe that included only himself and Norman Carr. Sellard was credited with third as only two cars reached the checkered flag.

Dodge City Raceway Park fires right back to life next Saturday night, June 6, with the URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park – May 30 Results:

NCRA Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 1x-Zach Blurton, 2. 51-Josh Fairbank, 3. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 20-Luke Cranston, 6. E85-Chris Morgan, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight, 8. 20g-Jake Greider.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 2. 91-Jeff Stasa, 3. 22-Koby Barksdale, 4. 5-Ty Williams, 5. 8-J.D. Johnson, 6. 48-Jake Martens, 7. 81-Jon Freeman, 8. 88m-Keith Meyer.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 2. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 3. 1x-Zach Blurton, 4. 8-J.D. Johnson, 5. 48-Jake Martens, 6. 51-Josh Fairbank, 7. 81-Jon Freeman, 8. 72-Ray Seemann, 9. 91-Jeff Stasa, 10. E85-Chris Morgan, 11. 22-Koby Barksdale, 12. 5-Ty Williams, 13. 88m-Keith Meyer, 14. 20g-Jake Greider, 15. 20-Luke Cranston, 16. 11k-Tyler Knight.

 

 

First Win for Margeson at Skagit Speedway

5/30/15

Alger, WA – The seventh round of Dwayne Lane’s Family of Auto Centers Racing Series at Skagit Speedway was fun and fast, with the checkered flag flying on the night’s final main event at 859pm. Evan Margeson stood tall in victory lane when the dust settled on the night, scoring his first win at Skagit Speedway in only his second career appearance at the track in the 360 class. Joining Evan in victory lane were Kelsey Carpenter in the Northwest Focus Midget Series and Freddie Vela with the Outlaw Tuners.

In the 360 Sprint Car division, Margeson would start on the outside front row for the night’s 25 lap A Main, with Colton Heath on the inside pole. Margeson led from the get go and would lead all 25 with Heath right on his rear nerf nearly the whole way. Cautions on laps 4, 9, 16 and 23 would give Heath opportunities to drive underneath Evan on restarts, but Margeson was too strong around the outside of the track in taking his first win at Skagit Speedway . Heath would settle for second with Jayme Barnes racing his way into third. Heath was the night’s fastest qualifier, by one thousandth of a second over Margeson. Barnes, Greg Hamilton and Steve Reeves won the heat races.

Kelsey Carpenter continues adding accomplishments to his racing resume’ following a wire to wire 20 lap main event win with the Northwest Focus Midget Series. In his first night ever in a Midget, Carpenter used a bonsai move from the bottom of turn three to go from third to first in one set of turns in taking the lead. From there, he was never seriously challenged en route to the win. Carpenter has now won in four classifications of cars at Skagit Speedway, adding the Midget class trophy to his wins in the 410s, 360s and Sportsmen Sprints. Garrett Thomas made a late race pass for second. Dougie James was third. Tristin Thomas set fast time and he and James were the heat winners.

Freddie Vela made an impressive charge to win the main event in the Outlaw Tuners. Vela raced past Jack Desrosier for the lead on lap 10 and streaked away from the field to claim his fifth win on the year. Travis Meins rallied forward for second with Brandon Berg coming home third. Heat winners were Meins and Vela.

360 Sprints Fast Time – Colton Heath 12.016 Heat 1 – Jayme Barnes, Travis Jacobson, Phil Schemenauer, Colton Heath, Steve James Heat 2 – Greg Hamilton, Bud Ashe, Evan Margeson, Mike Bollinger, Lee Hornbeck Heat 3 – Steve Reeves, Eric Fisher, Cory Samuelson, Justin Youngquist, Trevor Cook Main – Evan Margeson, Heath, Barnes, Youngquist, Hamilton, Fisher, Reeves, Bollinger, Ashe, Samuelson, James, Jacobson, Schemenauer, Hornbeck, Cook Lap Leaders – Margeson 1-25

Northwest Focus Midget Series Fast Time – Tristin Thomas 14.801 Heat 1 –Tristin Thomas, Ryan Cully, Mike Vollbrecht, Thomas Walker, Doug Anderson, Al Goldie Heat 2 – Dougie James, Garrett Thomas, Kelsey Carpenter, Nick Evans, Jeremiah Franklin, Ray Stebbins Main – Kelsey Carpenter, G Thomas, James, Cully, Vollbrecht, Evans, T Thomas, Walker, Anderson, Franklin, Goldie, Stebbins Lap Leaders – Carpenter 1-20

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Travis Meins, Jack Desrosier, Kayla Candaux, Dan Butenschoen Heat 2 – Freddie Vela, Matt Powers, Brandon Berg, Jon Gunderson Main – Freddie Vela, Meins, Berg, Powers, Gunderson, Candaux, Desrosier Lap Leaders – Desrosier 1-9 Vela 10-17

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: HODDICK, WESTBROOK, HESS, ELLIOTT, & DEBOER TAKE WINS ON CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (May 29, 2015) – 128 drivers signed in to race on Corr/Pak Merchandising Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Todd Hoddick, Dylan Westbrook, Chase Hess, Robin Elliott, and Dusty DeBoer visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 128

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (21 entries)

Keith Dempster and Todd Hoddick started from the front row in the 20 lap 360 Sprint Car feature, but the first lap wasn't complete before Glenn Styres spun in turn 3, and collected Lee Winger. Both drivers restarted at the tail of the field, while Dempster took the early lead, and Hoddick saw Mitch Brown take the second spot. Hoddick and Brown diced for the second spot, and also caught back up to Dempster, as Hoddick briefly led at the start/finish line on lap 5. Dempster's chance at a feature win went away with mechanical issues on lap 8, leaving Brown in the lead and Hoddick close behind, while Dane Lorenc began to close in.

Another yellow flag came out at the halfway mark, as Shawn Sliter and Tyler Hendricks crashed in turn 2. Sliter was unable to restart, but Hendricks' crew made repairs and later salvaged an 11th place finish. Brown continued to run mainly in the bottom groove against the inside wall in the corners, while Hoddick rode the outside groove. Following several attempts, Hoddick finally threaded the needle through traffic and took the lead on lap 15.

Brown got a chance to retake the lead when Jim Huppunen got off track on lap 17. Huppunen had been as high as 5th, but ended up finishing 10th. Brown was close behind Hoddick on the restart, but couldn't make a move, as Hoddick went on to the first Sprint Car feature win of his career, followed by Brown, Lorenc, 14th starter Dain Naida, and Styres.

Heat races for the 21 car field were claimed by Brown, Chris Steele, and Styres, while Brown also won the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance "Top Gun" Award for amassing the most passing points during heat race action. Hoddick now leads the championship standings over Lorenc by 13 points.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 49 Todd Hoddick (2) 2. 10 Mitch Brown (3) 3. 00 Dane Lorenc (5) 4. 77 Dain Naida (14) 5. 0 Glenn Styres (8) 6. 80 Chris Steele (4) 7. 19 Cory Turner (7) 8. 11 Jamie Turner (15) 9. 91 Ryan Turner (13) 10. 14h Jim Huppunen (6) 11. 38 Tyler Hendricks (11) 12. 5c Conor Mahoney (9) 13. 11j Chris Jones (10) 14. 2 Lee Winger (12) 15. 15 Mike Ferrell (19) DNF. 6 Curtis Gartly (16) DNF. 71s Shawn Sliter (20) DNF. 5 Keith Dempster (1) DNF. 81 Derek Jonathan (17) DNS. 67 Chris Durand (18) DNS. 11z Zach Zumpe No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dempster (1-4, 6-7), Hoddick (5, 15-20), Brown (8-14)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 3. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Chatham), 5. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley), 7. 15 Mike Ferrell (London). Time - 1:56.820

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines), 2. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 4. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope), 5. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford), DNF. 11z Zach Zumpe (St. Catharines). Time - 1:59.221

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 00 Dane Lorenc (Lancaster, NY), 3. 11j Chris Jones (Carrying Place), 4. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 5. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 6. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 7. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne). Time - 1:55.590

(Top 8 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): Mitch Brown

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (12 entries)

Ed Green and Brad Herron led the Crate Sprint Car field to the green flag for their 15 lap feature, and Green led the first lap before third row starter Ryan Hunsinger took over. Mark Czuba spun on lap 4, and opening night feature winner Alex Hill went to the pit area during the ensuing caution period, and didn't return. Green held the second spot until just before the halfway mark, when 11th starter Dylan Westbrook got around Green and set off in pursuit of Hunsinger.

Hunsinger was working on putting a lap on Mack DeMan when Westbrook blitzed both of them in turn three and led the 3 remaining circuits to claim his first win of the season. Hunsinger settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Green, 12th starter Aaron Turkey, and rookie of the year candidate Steve Lyons.

Heat races for the 12 car field were claimed by Hunsinger and Westbrook, while Westbrook also claimed the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance "Top Gun" Award for running the fastest single lap during heat race action. Westbrook now holds a slim one point advantage over Turkey in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (11) 2. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (5) 3. 54 Ed Green (1) 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (12) 5. 9 Steve Lyons (4) 6. 55 Mike Thorne (6) 7. 00 Mark Czuba (9) 8. 1-10 Jake Brown (8) 9. 18 Josh Shantz (7) 10. 12 Brad Herron (2) 11. 4 Mack DeMan (3) DNF. 77x Alex Hill (10) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Green (1), Hunsinger (2-12), Westbrook (13-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 2. 54 Ed Green (Ohsweken), 3. 4 Mack DeMan (Mississauga), 4. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 5. 9 Steve Lyons (Carlisle), 6. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia). Time - 1:34.901

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Scotland), 2. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 3. 77x Alex Hill (Ohsweken), 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 5. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 6. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken). Time - 1:31.244

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): Dylan Westbrook

 

 

Mark Smith Invades Quebec and Comes Away with Lucas Oil ESS Victory at Autodrome Granby.

By Dean Reynolds

GRANBY, PQ – It was announced in the off season and the long awaited debut of Patrick Vigneault owner and Mark Smith driver tandem came this past Friday night at Autodrome Granby in Vigneault’s home province of Quebec. When the checkered flag fell on the 25 lap Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints A-Main it was Smith holding the checkered flag.

The event marked the first for the newly announced Einstein Construction Group Canada Tour 2015 and also the Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series.

Smith hails from Sunbury Pa. and is the builder of Mach 1 Chassis, Vigneault was the ESS hard luck award winner in 2012 and received a Mach 1 Chassis for his hardship. It has been a relationship that has grown since.

The driver Vigneault’s #55 took the lead for good on lap nine and led to the checkers but it wasn’t an easy win by all means, actually Smith had to work hard for two reasons. One, was a bent front wing he had with a lap one contact with Paul Kinney and two was the stiff challenges by sixth place starting Matt Tanner.

The lap one contact saw Kinney spun and then do a slow roll. Smith didn’t shy away from incident, “I got into him, it was totally my fault. I felt bad about whole thing.” Smith went on, “I misjudged his entry speed and just plain hit his rear bumper.”

With the wing badly bent, Smith had to manhandle the sprint and try to find a lane where it was comfortable for him. “With the wing gone it took a while before I could find where I could get the car stable.” Smith continued. “I just couldn’t get the front end down for a long time and then I started to learn what I needed to do.”

Tanner took the lead on a lap seven restart and led with eight in books before Smith took over. During the remaining laps not that front wing was enough, a strong running Rifenburg Construction #90 hounded Smith right to the finish.

“I had a real good car, especially in clean air and I think I might have been a little better than he was with his wing deal” Tanner noted on his run. “There were some laps where I could get a run on him but then when he was right in front and the dirty air off his car would get me to lose some distance.”

The duo fought right until when the white flag waved which saw Tanner get underneath Smith coming off turn four. “Oh, I saw him!” exclaimed Smith.

Tanner also commented, “That was my best chance, I gave it a shot but he just had enough on me going into turn one. We’re happy, to finish second to Smith with that much experience is not bad at all.”

For Smith, it was his second career ESS victory but his first came at his home track Selinsgrove Speedway so this meant more. “I’m just happy for Patrick and his family. They have had a bunch of tough luck but he has been a huge supporter of Mach 1 and we are glad to get this win for him.”

Jeff Cook started outside the front row and led the first seven laps. Only Smith and Tanner would get by the familiar #10 and he took home a fine third. “Sure you would like to win when you lead some laps but we were just a little off. I had a third place car.” Cook continued. “I’m happy with third, usually we will fall back more than that so we are getting close. I just have to thank everyone for all their help and we will keep plugging.”

The Kinney tumble saw red lights come on and they also did for a second time on lap 18 when pole starting Paulie Colagiovanni did a flip on the front stretch. He too was uninjured.

Alain Bergeron and Jason Barney completed the top five with Alain Boisvert, Tommy Wickham, Jordan Poirier, Etienne Girard and Zach Weigand rounding out the top ten.

ESS/Granby Notes – A solid field of 22 sprints in the pits with 13 Americans making the trip to Quebec…Making his first ever ESS start was Jordan Poirier, nephew of Steve, and he impressed many with a solid top ten finish…First starts for 2015 were Bergeron, Boisvert, Dale Gosselin, Guilluame Neiderer, Lee Ladouceur, Dan Douville and Yan Bilodeau…Dylan Swiernik was scratched from the A-Main with a blown engine…A brake issue caused Steve Poirier to miss a lap in the pits. He salvaged a 13th place finish to take the point lead…Next week it’s off to Mohawk International Raceway on Friday for a $2,000 to win event and then the Kevin Ward Jr. Memorial Asphalt Assault at the Evans Mills Motorsports Park paying $2,500 to win.

Lucas Oil A-Main – Mark Smith ($2,075), Matt Tanner ($1,425), Jeff Cook ($1,025), Alain Bergeron ($850), Jason Barney ($815), Alain Boisvert ($885), Tommy Wickham ($655), Jordan Poirier ($645), Etienne Girard ($660), Zach Weigand ($675), Parker Evans ($660), Dale Gosselin ($545), Steve Poirier ($575), Tim Axton ($515),Guilluame Neiderer ($510), Lee Ladouceur ($505), Dan Douville ($500), Paulie Colagiovanni ($500), Yan Bilodeau ($500), Dave Axton ($550), Paul Kinney ($500),

DNS – Dylan Swiernik

Lap Leaders – Cook 1-7, Tanner 8, Smith 9-25

Car Mate Trailers $25 To Win Heats – Smith, Barney, Bergeron

Other Bonuses:

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Weigand (10 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Smith $50

Ohsweken Speedway 20th Anniversary – D. Axton $50

Beard Sewer and Drain Determination Award – S. Poirier $50

SUNY Canton Smart Move – Evans $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Barney $35

911 Restoration – Girard and Evans $25

Hoosier Tire – Tanner $200

Vahlco Wheels – Boisvert $190

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Shane Golobic perseveres through obstacles on Friday to claim his first Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo win of the year

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – May 29, 2015…Overcoming a few wild & near disastrous moments in the main event on Friday, two-time & reigning Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champion Shane Golobic put that behind him and raced away from the field to pick up his first victory of the season at Ocean Speedway.

The win certainly didn’t come easy for the Fremont driver, as he battled lapped traffic and current point leader Justin Sanders of Watsonville. It continued a strong season at the quarter-mile bullring for Golobic, who has been on the podium in all but one of his starts at the track aboard the Keith Day Trucking/ Gabilan Ag Service No. 22 machine. He now has a chance at the $3000 Double Down Bonus if he can win tonight’s Civil War event at the Placerville Speedway.

The 30-lapper came to the line with Sanders & Golobic sharing the front row after finishing one-two in the night’s dash. Nobody has had better seasons in Nor Cal so far this year than the pair and when the green flag waved they battled hard for the lead, with Golobic motoring into the top-spot down the back stretch. The hardest crash of the night occurred on lap-two when Easton’s Tommy Tarlton bicycled hard and flipped in turn four. He reportedly had the wind knocked out of him, but was luckily okay after the scary incident.

When things went back green Golobic held the advantage out front, but lapped traffic loomed ahead and on lap 10 things got crazy in the first & second corners. As Golobic was lapping cars he had come in contact with Anthony Simone and spun a complete 360, nearly coming to a stop. He somehow kept the engine lit and continued on to the amazement of the crowd. The yellow came out for Simone & Dustin Golobic, who had both stopped. Keeping his spot S.Golobic led the field back down to green and soon had Sanders stepping up the challenge.

The 22-year-old Ocean Sprints point leader Sanders battled with the 23-year-old current champion Golobic over a couple laps, trading the lead back & forth.

On lap 15 the complexion of the race changed however, when Sanders pulled a slider in turn one looking to take the top-spot. Golobic crossed back under him and when the pair raced off turn two, just enough contact was made between the duo, resulting in Sanders having front end damage. Golobic was able to keep going without worries, but Sanders bid at four in a row came to an end. Despite the tough ending for Sanders, it was an excellent hard fought battle between two of the best in California over a two-lap period.

After this Golobic’s only worry was getting through lapped traffic, which did get hectic at times, as he had to take evasive & pinpoint action at some moments. He was able to keep the field at bay though and take the Ed Entz checkered flag by 1.529 seconds over Auburn’s Andy Forsberg for the victory.

“We’ve been really consistent all season so it feels great to finally get a win at Ocean Speedway,” said Golobic after the race. “I wish we could have raced Justin Sanders to the end. You never like to see things happen like that, but it was good hard racing and that’s what we get at this track. It was really racy again and my guys gave me a tremendous car all night. I can’t thank everyone that helps us out enough. Hopefully we can go on to Placerville and take home the Double Down Bonus.”

Forsberg’s runner up finish was the better of his two Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo starts this season. The seven-time Civil War Series titlist last week became the first driver to lock his way into the 55th Johnny Key Classic, which will be held August 29 at Ocean Speedway. The second place effort came aboard the Forsberg Motorsports/ Autism Awareness No. 92 mount.

“We don’t get here very often, but definitely love coming to this track,” Forsberg commented. “I was too far back to see those cool young kids up front battling, so I don’t know what happened with Sanders, but we will take a second tonight for sure. We also don’t get chances to run this car very much either, so to finish runner up isn’t too bad for us. Thank you everybody for coming out tonight and we’ll see you tomorrow in Pville.”

Former Ocean Sprints champ Brad Furr had a solid night and came home in third at the finish at the helm of his Price Rite Restaurant Equipment/ Brad Furr Racing No. 2 Sprinter. “It was a good night for us to get up here on the podium,” he said. “That was a tough break for Justin Sanders because he has been fast. But congrats to Shane on the win and Andy on the second place finish. We’ll be back in a couple weeks looking for a win.”

Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson put together a great night to come home in fourth at the conclusion. The veteran driver made some nice moves in the feature and earned his season best finish. Morgan Hill’s Nicholas Ringo also had one of the finest nights of his Sprint Car career to round out the top-five. Ringo also looked very solid in the feature.

Fresno’s Kyler Shaw battled in the top-five at times and finished sixth, despite having his Wing posts break early on, resulting in his Wing angle being very low all race long. Jeremy Chisum, Jerry Bonnema, Koen Shaw and High Five Pizza Hard Charger Jason Chisum completed the top-10.

Justin Sanders captured the evening’s dash and the opening heat race. The other two heats were picked off by Andy Forsberg and Fremont’s Dustin Golobic. Shane Golobic kicked-off the night by setting his Ocean Sprints leading third Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time of the year. He toured the quarter-mile in 11.738 seconds to set the mark. Full results are available at http://racepmg.com/results/ocean-sprints/?cls=360%20Sprint%20Cars&track_id=8217&tname=Ocean%20Speedway&cls=360%20Sprint%20Cars&track_dt=2015-05-29&types=A%20Main

A-main finish: 1. 22 Shane Golobic, 2. 92sh Andy Forsberg, 3. 2 Brad Furr, 4. 72w Kurt Nelson, 5. 3t Nicholas Ringo, 6. 92 Kyler Shaw, 7. 8 Jeremy Chisum, 8. 58 Jerry Bonnema, 9. 88 Koen Shaw, 10. 25z Jason Chisum, 11. 7h Jake Haulot, 12. 23 Ken Fredenburg, 13. 55 Danny Malfatti, 14. 7 Nick Ringo Jr., 15. 17 Justin Sanders, 16. 10 Anthony Simone, 17. 9j Dustin Golobic, 18. 34 Darrell Taylor, 19. 21 Tommy Tarlton

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will have this coming week off, before resuming action on Friday June 12 for round eight.

 

 

Trey Starks Dominates Night One Of Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic; Justin Duty Wins Late Model Feature

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions) Cottage Grove Speedway would host the first night of the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic on Friday May 29th. 360 Sprints, Late Models, and Vintage Cars were all on tap. Some great racing would take place in all of the main events at the historic 1/4-mile clay oval.

Trey Starks, from Puyallup, Washington, took full advantage of the initial start to seize the lead. Starks, piloting the Starks Timber Processing/Southstar Equipment Limited/MASCO Petroleum/T&C Concepts #55 J&J, was a rocket ship setting the rapid pace. Mastering lapped traffic he would make all the correct split second decisions to get his mount though the back of the field and become literally untouchable. He would build a massive lead and lapped so many cars that only the top six retained lead lap status due to the feature going non-stop from green to checkered. Starks would win his second race of the season at CGS and his third overall of the year..

The Finley Farms/CLT Logging/Rider Racing Engines #77 Maxim of Chico, California's Kyle Hirst was second for car owners Scott and Jason Finley while the Mike Anderson owned Shaylene Raye Motorsports/Pops Enterprises/Vic's 66/Parker Racing Engines #18 A.R.T. of Jason Solowold, from Burlington, Washington, ended the night a very close third. The rest of the top five would include Justyn Cox of Clarksburg, California in his Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex Composite Decking/P.M. Truck Repair #31C A.R.T., in fourth, and Kyle Miller from Salem, in the Tim Galloway owned Myers Logging/Automotive Sheetmetal/Trifer Glass & Tinting/Machined For Speed By Craig Jensen #51 XXX, in fifth.

In the Late Models there would be some of the regulars of Willamette Speedway making a visit as Don Frank Flooring added $500.00 extra dollars to the purse to make it $1000.00 to win. The LNL Lumber/Quadel Industries/Q2I Archery #16P Rocket of Preston Luckman from Coos Bay was the early race leader.

Luckman would lose the lead on lap two to Pleasant Hill's Blaine Taylor, in his My Boy's Slate Fired Pizza/Taylor Restaurant Equipment #18 MasterSbilt, after a caution on lap one. Taylor looked to have the car to beat and paced the field for much of the race. Then on lap twenty-one the Don Frank Flooring/Mid Ohio Graphics/Metro Services/Big Sky Landscaping #15 Rocket, of Molalla teenager Justin Duty, got by Taylor for the top spot. Duty would lead the rest of the way to win his first Late Model race at Cottage Grove in his first ever start.

Blaine Taylor was second followed by the J&S Farms/Cornett Racing Engines #37 Rocket of Rob Mayea, from Bend, in third. Cottage Grove's Curtis Towns, driving Paul Culp's Superior Fuel Cells/All Pro Steel/Rapid Delivery Service/Superior Silks Screen & Embroidery #42 X-Factor, crossed the line fourth while Bricen James of Albany was fifth in his James Gang Pizza/Lebanon Auto Body #13 entry.

Cottage Grove Speedway is back in action on Saturday May 30th for the final night of the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic. Classes will once again include 360 Sprints, Late Models, and Vintage Cars while IMCA Modifieds will be back in town.

Admission prices are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $10.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $5.00, and 5 & Under FREE. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45. Be sure and keep up to date with the latest news and information on CGS by logging on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call the Northwest Track Hotline at (360)-699-RACE. Don't miss out on the Facebook fan page by logging on to your account, search Cottage Grove Speedway, and hitting “Like”.

Race Summary: Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic Night #1 Friday May 29th, 2015 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

360 Sprints A Feature: 1. 55-Trey Starks; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst; 3. 18-Jason Solwold; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox; 5. 33V-Henry VanDam; 6. 7N-Jared Peterson; 7. 51-Kyle Miller; 8. 29-Willie Croft; 9. 22-Garen Linder; 10. 5N-Seth Nunes; 11. 23-Rob Lindsey; 12. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 13. 87-Kyler Barraza; 14. 5D-Patrick Dills; 15. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 16. 70-Raquel Ivie; 17. 4-Jesse Thistle; 18. 71-Colby Carter; 19. 26F-Shane Forte

Late Models A Feature: 1. 15-Justin Duty; 2. 18-Blaine Taylor; 3. 37-Rob Mayea; 4. 42-Curtis Towns; 5. 13-Bricen James; 6. SW-Collen Winebarger; 7. 5-John Duty; 8. 16P-Preston Luckman; 9. 88M-Randy Martin; 10. 422-Chuck Christian; 11. 20-Josh Sim; 12. 16-Rob Williams; 13. 88-Mike Peters; 14. 78-Ed Peters; 15. 03-Kevin Ropchan; DNS 77-Eric Luckman

 

 

Night One of Plymouth Speedway Double-Header Finds Plenty of Action

By: Anita Soltis and USAC National Midget Championship Series Media

(Plymouth, IN) It was a two-feature event at Plymouth Speedway Friday night where the 410 Sprints, presented by Team VW Audi, and the Honda USAC National Midget Championship Series took to the track.

Chris Gurley took the early lead around pole-sitter Stuart Hanft and Gurley got a good distance from the field. John Flud started working on Hanft for the second position on the track which he made stick. In the meantime, Dave Darland was using a high groove on the track to get around his competitors and was in the third position by lap three after starting sixth. Soon Darland was in the second position by lap nine. He captured the lead by lap 18.

Shane Cottle and the then-leader Chris Gurley tangled in the middle of turns one and two in the closing laps. Gurley flipped, but was okay. Cottle was running third at the time of the accident.

When the race resumed, Garland kept the lead while Jerry Coons, Jr. made a move on the outside of the CJ Leary for the second position. It was Darland with the win, Coons, Jr. with the second podium spot and CJ Leary with the third place finishing position.

“I tried to keep it smooth,” said Darland in his post-race interview. “We had a good race and it was fun. This is my first race on a 30-race stretch so it’s good to start with a win.”

Kevin Thomas, Jr. only needed until the second race of the 2015 Honda National Midget Championship season in his teaming with Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports to notch his first-career win with the series in Friday’s 30-lapper at Plymouth Speedway. The Cullman, Alabama driver held on through three restarts over the second half of the race to post a .448-second victory in the Toyota TRD #67K Bullet/Speedway Toyota.

“This is a relief, for sure. I struggled when I got into this car at first, and now we’ve got some momentum building, both in this car and our USAC sprint car. It’s a great opportunity, and I can’t thank everyone enough who is helping me get in situations like this. I’m just glad to be here. It was tough to get the speed up around the top, especially after restarts, so it was a challenge to do it and not make mistakes. I made one big one, and a yellow was my best friend tonight to save us those spots after I plowed the cushion and smoked the fence early. I’m excited and ready to go racing a bunch in the next couple weeks,” Thomas said.

Tyler Courtney got the jump from outside the front-row and held back Tanner Thorson to take the early lead. Thomas, Jr. went straight to the high side, nearly getting to fourth before banging the cushion in turn-two on lap-five, which looked to cost him about five spots. Instead, a caution waved for a stopped car, and Thomas restarted fourth.

After that, Thomas got his momentum on the high side while Courtney held off Thorson on the bottom. Thomas finally had himself wound up and took the lead on lap twelve, and just a lap later the second caution appeared.

>From there, Thomas ran the bottom through turns one and two and against the thick cushion through turns three and four while his teammate Thorson ran the bottom on both ends, with the night’s ProSource “Fast Qualifier” Tracy Hines roaming everywhere as he battled with Thorson.

Steve Buckwalter, who had been racing nearly to the top-five, stopped with ten laps to go, and Thorson looked stout on the restart. He and Thomas crossed nearly dead-even on lap 21 before Hines flashed to the outside and took over the second spot, coming within a couple feet of Thomas’ lead at the stripe on lap 23.

A final caution with two to go looked to give Hines a chance, but a slow restart bottled up the challengers and Thorson moved under Hines for the runner-up spot. The Minden, Nevada driver matched his best career finish aboard the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports – Toyota TRD #67 Bullet/Speedway Toyota.

“We were really close tonight. We had an awesome car, and the yellows didn’t necessarily play in our favor a whole lot towards the end. They worked at it and gave us a really good race track tonight, and we were able to move around a lot. He brought us down really slow on that last restart, and that kinda killed our chance to win it,” Thorson said.

Hines came home in the third spot aboard the Parker Machinery – Turbines, Inc. #24 Spike/Stanton Toyota.

“We just weren’t quite as good as I expected we’d be after the heat race. It just didn’t really respond, so I had to drive the wheels off of it just to try to keep with those guys. It would be good for stretches, and then not as good as we built air pressure. I’m obviously happy with third, but I thought we shoulda been in the mix a little more as good as we were earlier tonight,” Hines said.

Dave Darland finished up fifth in the Curb Records – Dooling Machine #63 Spike/Stanton Mopar, and Darren Hagen rallied from starting 15th to finish fifth in the Kenny Brown Racing – Boss Chassis #17 Boss/Esslinger.

The Honda USAC National Midget Championship Series will return for another night of action Saturday along with the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds, Dickies Restaurant 600 Open Sprints, WTCA Super Streets, Walmart Thunder Stocks and the Bane-Welker Cyber Stocks. Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. ET.

 

 

Blaney holds home turf against the World of Outlaws at Attica

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Dale Blaney defended home turf for the second straight year against the World of Outlaws Friday at Attica Raceway Park. The Hartford, Ohio driver drove around Cody Darrah on a restart with 25 laps to go and went on to score the $10,000 Kistler Engines Classic.

For Blaney it is his 22nd career win at Attica, and he becomes the first back-to-back World of Outlaws winner at the track since Steve Kinser accomplished the feat in 1990 and 1991. Blaney has won three of his 10 career World of Outlaw victories at Attica. Blaney became the 12th different series winner out of 29 events so far in 2015.

“We had a good car all night. We got lucky and got a good draw and got out early and had quick time and made it through our heat. We were really really good in the dash and I put myself in a good position. I got a great restart there…kept my speed up a little bit. We came to the line together but I had a head of speed going. I could have pressed the issue with Cody a couple of times but it was a 40 lap race so I laid back a little. It was great to race with Cody and we’ll have to battle with him every week with the All Stars,” said Blaney beside his Go Muddy.com, Eyecon Trail Cameras, BaddAzz Box Blinds, Xecute Scent Control backed #1.

Can’t say enough about Todd Quiring and Big Game and Muddy. They’ve come on board and given us a great opportunity to do some good. And Janet Holbrook with CH Motorsports is awesome to work with. I’m really happy to get them all a win. To get a win at Attica…to defend what I did last year just makes it more special,” added Blaney.

For Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Darrah, a former World of Outlaws regular who is back in the family owned car, he made one costly mistake on the restart and it cost him

“I’ve been struggling on my restarts lately and have been getting yelled at. I got a little too anxious and went a little too early and had to get my tires back under me and it gave him just enough time to get around me. And once he got in front of me I throttled down and put myself in a wheel stand. I made a bad mistake and another one after that,” said Darrah beside his J&K Salvage, Eichelberger’s U-Pull It, J&K Automotive, Factory Kahne Shocks backed #87.

“I felt like we had a great car…we were right with him there in traffic. When it slows down like this it’s really hard to get grip. I’ve learned so much racing behind him the last couple of races. He’s been kicking our butt but we’re closing up on him. I have to thank my parents for giving me the opportunity to be here, Kasey Kahne for giving us the resources to be out here this year,” added Darrah.

Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel would also use that restart with 25 laps to go to gain several positions and later drive into third and was closing on Blaney and Darrah but ran out of laps.

“It’s been a work in progress and everyone’s been working hard to make this deal better. We got a second at Charlotte and now a third so hopefully we can continue to build off this. I was eighth on that restart and I was fourth coming out of turn two so that was a big help. The track slowed down and I got the wing back and went where those guys weren’t. We had a great car…wish it was 50 laps. It was getting interesting,” said Gravel beside his Rick Rogers Construction, Mondak Portables, Fort Union Supply and Trading, Champion Lubricants backed #7.

“I can’t thank Rick and Barb Rogers and all my guys, Scott Benic, Lee Stauffer, Bob Hug…all the guys are working hard. The rainout at Lawrenceburg probably helped us out. It gave us a whole week to prepare for this weekend and catch up on some things. We’re still a work in progress but I’m excited about the future and getting a win here soon,” added Gravel.

In the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, Ashland, Ohio’s Ryan Markham would hold off a last lap, last corner challenge from Doug Drown to claim his second win of the season at Attica. His half-car length victory is the sixth of his career at the track.

“The right front tire was going away or something. Some of it could be a little driver error. It’s been a long couple of weeks. Very little sleep trying to get this thing to the race track…it didn’t even get washed from last week,” said Markham of his Cool It Thermo Tec., H&T Demolition, Lias Tire by Tye Twarog backed machine.

“We were a little softer on tire and some guys went harder. Starting up front I was afraid to go with a harder tire. You just have to be patient. On those cautions my tire would be coming in and then go away and then come in and go away,” added Markham in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Darrah and Blaney would bring the field to green for the 40-lap World of Outlaws feature. Darrah would gain the upper hand over Blaney with Dean Jacobs, Joey Saldana, Daryn Pittman, Kerry Madsen and Jason Sides in tow.

Blaney would move to Darrah’s outside to challenge over the first five circuits before nearly making contact attempting to drive to the outside of Darrah exiting turn four. Darrah would pull away slightly as Blaney settled into second while Jacobs, Saldana, Pittman, Rob Chaney, Madsen, D.J. Foos, Sides and Madsen gave chase.

Just as the leaders were preparing to get into heavy lapped traffic the caution would fly when Jacobs and Foos banged wheels while battling for fourth, sending Foos to the pits with front end damage. On the ensuing double-file restart Darrah would choose the inside lane and when the green flew Blaney blasted into the lead with Saldana running third. Gravel, who started 11th, used the restart to blast from eighth to fourth with Pittman, Chaney and Sides in tow.

At the half-way point Blaney led Darrah by about three car lengths with Saldana, Gavel, Pittman and a tremendous battle for sixth involving Sides, Donnie Schatz, Chaney, Jacobs and Madsen. The car on the move was 24th place starter James McFadden who had driven into the top 10.

Gavel would reel in Saldana and the pair would battle side by side for several laps until Gravel took third on lap 29. The leaders would get into heavy lapped traffic with 10 laps to go and Darrah closed the gap on Blaney as did Gravel with Saldana, Pittman, Schatz, Sides, Chaney and McFadden in tow.

With five laps to go the top three of Blaney, Darrah and Gravel ran nose to tail as they sliced through the traffic. Blaney was able to maneuver around the lapped cars and drove to the win over Darrah, Gravel, Saldana and Pittman rounding out the top five.

Current World of Outlaws point leader Donny Schatz would drive from his 15th starting spot to sixth with Sides, McFadden (up from 24th starting spot), Chaney and Madsen rounding out the top 10.

Markham and Drown would bring the field to green for the 25 lap late model main with the pair racing side by side for the lead as the caution flew with a lap scored for Dusty Moore. When the green flew again the battle up front continued with Mike Bores running third.

The caution came out again on lap seven when Chris Keller, Greg Haskell and Ben Mott got together. A lap and another caution for a Josh Haynes spin. When the green flew Markham and Drown continued their battle with Bores, Matt Irey, Larry Kingseed, Brad Malcuit and Dave Hornikel in tow.

Markham pulled away ever so slightly from Drown as the laps ticked off. But, a caution on lap 15 involving Mott and Bob Mayer would give Drown another opportunity. When the race resumed Drown stayed close to Markham with Bores, Irey, Malcuit, Devin Shiels and Hornikel giving chase.

Markham would hit his marks and pulled away slightly from Drown as Bores and Irey were locked in a tremendous battle for third. However, as Markham took the white flag Drown suddenly came to life and drove to Markham’s outside. The pair raced side by side down the back stretch and into three and four. As they rocketed off turn four to the checkers Drown drove to Markham’s outside. Markham would edge Drown by half a car length for the win with Bores, Irey and Malcuit rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday June 5. It will be a Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service points night for the 410 sprints with the 305 sprints and dirt trucks also in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, May 29, 2015

Kistler Engines Classic

41 World of Outlaw Sprints

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying -

1. 1-Dale Blaney, 12.508; 2. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.525; 3. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.765; 4. 21-D.J. Foos, 12.780; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.800; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.828; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.894; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.906; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.915; 10. 7-David Gravel, 12.917; 11. 53-Cap Henry, 12.978; 12. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.022; 13. 89-Cody Darrah, 13.102; 14. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.124; 15. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.136; 16. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.141; 17. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.167; 18. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.201; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.276; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.297; 21. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.326; 22. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.337; 23. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.350; 24. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.376; 25. 41-Jamie Veal, 13.398; 26. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.416; 27. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.441; 28. 5-Byron Reed, 13.455; 29. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.519; 30. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.535; 31. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.537; 32. 3G-James McFadden, 13.571; 33. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.578; 34. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.580; 35. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.602; 36. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.609; 37. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.668; 38. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.695; 39. 19A-Chris Andrews, 13.715; 40. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.727; 41. 40I-Mark Imler, 14.049

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[5] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 6. 19M-Brent Marks[9] ; 7. 41-Jamie Veal[7] ; 8. O9-Craig Mintz[8] ; 9. 9X-Rob Chaney[3] ; 10. 40I-Mark Imler[11] ; 11. 40DD-Nate Dussel[10]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 29-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 2. 7-David Gravel[2] ; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana[3] ; 4. 2-Shane Stewart[4] ; 5. 49-Brad Sweet[6] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 10. 45L-Brian Lay[10]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7S-Jason Sides[5] ; 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 3. 51-Paul McMahan[6] ; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart[7] ; 5. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[9] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 10. 19A-Chris Andrews[10]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9-Daryn Pittman[3] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 4. 3G-James McFadden[8] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[7] ; 6. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[10] ; 7. 19-Paige Polyak[2] ; 8. 21-D.J. Foos[4] ; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen[9] ; 10. 63-Kody Swanson[6]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature

1. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana[4] ; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman[3] ; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen[7] ; 7. 2-Shane Stewart[5] ; 8. 7S-Jason Sides[8]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. 19M-Brent Marks[1] [-]; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] [-]; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] [$150]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen[4] [$150]; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[6] [$150]; 6. 40DD-Nate Dussel[5] [$125]; 7. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[8] [$125]; 8. 40I-Mark Imler[9] [$125]; 9. 19A-Chris Andrews[7] [$125]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 21-D.J. Foos[2] [-]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[10] [-]; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[3] [-]; 4. 41-Jamie Veal[8] [-]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[11] [$300]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] [$250]; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver[12] [$225]; 8. 63-Kody Swanson[7] [$200]; 9. 19M-Brent Marks[13] [$200]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] [$200]; 11. 16-Stuart Brubaker[14] [$200]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] [$200]; 13. 19-Paige Polyak[5] [$200]; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[1] [$200]

A-Main - (40 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2][$10,000]; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[1][$5,500]; 3. 7-David Gravel[11][$3,200]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana[4][$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman[5][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz[15][$2,300]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides[8][$2,200]; 8. 3G-James McFadden[24][$2,100]; 9. 9X-Rob Chaney[10][$2,050]; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen[6][$2,000]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson[16][$1,500]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet[18][$1,200]; 13. 45-Tim Shaffer[14][$1,100]; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart[21][$1,050]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo[17][$1,000]; 16. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13][$900]; 17. O9-Craig Mintz[23][$800]; 18. 5-Byron Reed[22][$800]; 19. 2-Shane Stewart[7][$800]; 20. 53-Cap Henry[12][$800]; 21. 41-Jamie Veal[20][$800]; 22. 51-Paul McMahan[19][$800]; 23. 97-Dean Jacobs[3][$800]; 24. 21-D.J. Foos[9][$800]

Lap Leaders: Cody Darrah 1-15, Dale Blaney 16-40

KSE Hard Charger Award: 3G-James McFadden[+16]

Late Models -

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 15B-Mike Bores[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[3] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[4] ; 5. 29-Rocky Owens[7] ; 6. 42*-Bob Mayer[8] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[5] ; 8. 00-Chris Keller[6]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 21-Larry Kingseed[4] ; 2. 007-Rick Bond[2] ; 3. 75-Dusty Moore[7] ; 4. RH21-Gregg Haskell[3] ; 5. 27-Ken Hahn[5] ; 6. 53-Steve Sabo[1] ; 7. 03-Jim Gingery[8] ; 8. 5J-Josh Haynes[6]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 71I-Matt Irey[2] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[4] ; 3. 79-Brad Malcuit[5] ; 4. 240-Doug Drown[6] ; 5. 92-Cody Scott[8] ; 6. 1-Ben Mott[3] ; 7. 75H-Jason Hinton[1]

Computer Man B-Main 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 42*-Bob Mayer[1] ; 2. 00-Chris Keller[7] ; 3. 03-Jim Gingery[5] ; 4. 5J-Josh Haynes[8] ; 5. 1-Ben Mott[3] ; 6. 53-Steve Sabo[2] ; 7. 75H-Jason Hinton[6] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[4]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 2. 240-Doug Drown[2] ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 4. 71I-Matt Irey[5] ; 5. 79-Brad Malcuit[7] ; 6. 71-Dave Hornikel[9] ; 7. 51-Devin Shiels[10] ; 8. 29-Rocky Owens[13] ; 9. 007-Rick Bond[8] ; 10. 92-Cody Scott[15] ; 11. 75-Dusty Moore[12] ; 12. 21-Larry Kingseed[6] ; 13. 00-Chris Keller[17] ; 14. 5J-Josh Haynes[19] ; 15. 27-Ken Hahn[14] ; 16. 03-Jim Gingery[18] ; 17. 50Y-Ryan Missler[11] ; 18. RH21-Gregg Haskell[4] ; 19. 1-Ben Mott[20] ; 20. 42*-Bob Mayer[16]

2015 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

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