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Jake Helsel Strikes At Cottage Grove In Night Two Of ISCS Week Of Speed

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- The second leg of the 2018 ISCS Week Of Speed would take the series to Cottage Grove Speedway on Tuesday, August 14th. Twenty-eight Sprint Cars would join the ISCS representing the states of Oregon and Washington.

In the main event Bailey Sucich set the tone early by grabbing the lead on the opening lap. The Granite Falls, Washington teenager remained in the position for quite some time despite several challengers knocking at her doorstep. Jake Helsel made the decisive pass on the eighteenth circuit and held on to collect the win. It is the Monroe, Washington pilot’s second victory with the ISCS group and the second occasion he has won at CGS in 2018.

Bailey Sucich finished a respectable second with Kinzer Cox, of Cottage Grove, in third. The rest of the top five would be made up of fourth finishing Medford teenager Bailey Hibbard and Junction City’s Shane Forte, in fifth.

Qualifying was divided into four groups with Camden Robustelli from Medford, Harrisburg teenager Tyler Thompson, Cottage Grove’s Hedge Carter, and Jake Helsel setting fast times. Heat race wins went to Bailey Sucich, Creswell’s Eric Bowers, A.J. Harbaugh from McKenzie Bridge, and Helsel. Jacksonville native Tanner Holmes won the consolation feature and was the Travis Rutz Hardcharger Award winner.

The Interstate Sprint Car Series Week Of Speed continues on Wednesday, August 15th at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon. It will mark the second time the series has visited the 1/3-mile clay oval. The ISCS series would like to thank their series sponsors/marketing partners BC Motorsports, Highline Performance, NWSprintCarHistory.com, Champion Racing Oil, and Hoosier Racing Tires. For the latest news and updates regarding the Interstate Sprint Car Series be sure and visit their Facebook page. Home - NW Sprintcar History nwsprintcarhistory.com January 24, 2018….updated all 2017 Series, Event and Track Champions for all of Oregon, Washington, Montana and California….plus added Civil War Series Top Ten in Standings for 1999, 2003 and 2017….added Top Ten in 360 Sprints at Placerville for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008…..

Race Results:

ISCS Week Of Speed Race #2 Interstate Sprint Car Series Race #7

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Group One Qualifying: 1. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 2. 94-Blaine Cory; 3. 26F-Shane Forte; 4. 4J-Allison Journey; 5. 14B-Bailey Sucich; 6. 66B-Brett McGhie; 7. 12-Steve Snawder

Group Two Qualifying: 1. 7-Tyler Thompson; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes; 3. 87-Kyler Barraza; 4. 70-Raquel Ivie; 5. 38-Eric Bowers; 6. 0-Ashleigh Johnson; DNQ 9J-Bert Johnson

Group Three Qualifying: 1. 71-Hedge Carter; 2. 85-Ricky Ashley; 3. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; 4. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 5. 66T-Tyrell Mead; 6. 2-Cory Swatzina; 7. 8X-Otto Jorgenson

Group Four Qualifying: 1. 44-Jake Helsel; 2. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 3. 3H-Dave Hibbard; 4. 21W-Jake Wheeler; 5. 3B-Ian Bandey; 6. 4-Justin Tracy; 7. 42-Christian Osborne

Heat One: 1. 14B-Bailey Sucich; 2. 26F-Shane Forte; 3. 66B-Brett McGhie; 4. 4J-Allison Journey; 5. 94-Blaine Cory; 6. 12-Steven Snawder; 7. 25S-Camden Robustelli

Heat Two: 1. 38-Eric Bowers; 2. 0-Ashleigh Johnson; 3. 87-Kyler Barraza; 4. 7-Tyler Thompson; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie; 6. 18T-Tanner Holmes; 7. 9J-Bert Johnson

Heat Three: 1. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; 2. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 3. 85-Ricky Ashley; 4. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 5. 71-Hedge Carter; 6. 2-Cory Swatzina; 7. 66T-Tyrell Mead

Heat Four: 1. 44-Jake Helsel; 2. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler; 4. 3B-Ian Bandey; 5. 4-Justin Tracy; 6. 42-Christian Osborne; 7. 3H-Dave Hibbard

B Feature: 1. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; 2. 4J-Allison Journey; 3. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 4. 3B-Ian Bandey; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie; 6. 9J-Bert Johnson; 7. 12-Steven Snawder; 8. 4-Justin Tracy; 9. 42-Christian Osborne; 10. 66T-Tyrell Mead; DNS 3H-Dave Hibbard; DNS 2-Cory Swatzina

A Feature: 1. 44-Jake Helsel; 2. 14B-Bailey Sucich; 3. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 4. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 5. 26F-Shane Forte; 6. 18T-Tanner Holmes; 7. 87-Kyler Barraza; 8. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; 9. 85-Ricky Ashley; 10. 0-Ashleigh Johnson; 11. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 12. 94-Blaine Cory; 13. 4J-Allison Journey; 14. 21W-Jake Wheeler; 15. 66B-Brett McGhie; 16. 38-Eric Bowers; 17. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 18. 7-Tyler Thompson; 19. 3B-Ian Bandey; 20. 71-Hedge Carter

Current ISCS Week Of Speed Points (Top Ten):

1. 14B-Bailey Sucich 186; 2. 26F-Shane Forte 181; 3. 1K-Kinzer Cox 179; 4. 87-Kyler Barraza 172; 5. 7-Tyler Thompson 170; T 21W-Jake Wheeler 170; 7. 18T-Tanner Holmes 166; 8. 1-Bailey Hibbard 162; 9. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh 158; 10. 25S-Camden Robustelli 154

 

 

Tyler Thompson Opens Up ISCS Week Of Speed With Victory At Coos Bay

By Ben Deatherage

Coos Bay, Oregon- The inaugural Interstate Sprint Car Series Week Of Speed opened up on Monday, August 13th at Coos Bay Speedway. An incredible car count of thirty-drivers made the journey representing the states of Oregon, Washington, and California.

Come main event time Harrisburg’s Tyler Thompson took the initial race lead at the drop of the green flag. Thompson set a torrid pace over the rest of the field with the only thing truly slowing him down being four cautions. The stoppages would come out at the perfect time on a few occasions right when some heavy lapped traffic was in front of the leader. Thompson picked up the victory, his second straight with the series, becoming the first ever winner of a ISCS speedweek race and the first repeat winner of the season.

Central Point’s Jake Wheeler scored a second-place result over Junction City veteran Shane Forte, in third. The rest of the top five would be made up of Bailey Sucich, from Granite Falls, Washington, crossing the wire in fourth while place fifth was Kyler Barraza, of Roseburg.

Qualifying was split into four groups with Bailey Sucich, Tanner Holmes of Jacksonville, Tyler Thompson, and Monroe, Washington’s Jake Helsel setting fast times. Capturing victories in heat race competition were Shane Forte, Kyler Barraza, Springfield’s Mike Crawford, and Central Point youngster Blaine Cory. McKenzie Bridge teenager A.J. Harbaugh won the consolation feature.

The ISCS Week Of Speed continues on Tuesday, August 14th, at Cottage Grove Speedway. The ISCS series would like to thank their series sponsors/marketing partners BC Motorsports, Highline Performance, NWSprintCarHistory.com, Champion Racing Oil, and Hoosier Racing Tires. For the latest news and updates regarding the Interstate Sprint Car Series be sure and visit their Facebook page.

Race Results:

ISCS Week Of Speed Race #1

Interstate Sprint Car Series Race #6

Monday, August 13, 2018

Coos Bay Speedway

Coos Bay, Oregon

Group One Qualifying: 1. 14B-Bailey Sucich; 2. 2-Cory Swatzina; 3. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 4. 4J-Allison Journey; 5. 26F-Shane Forte; 6. 71-Hedge Carter; 7. 66M-Matt Moberly; DNQ 12-Steven Snawder

Group Two Qualifying: 1. 18T-Tanner Holmes; 2. 70-Raquel Ivie; 3. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 4. 87-Kyler Barraza; 5. 15-Donovan Prather; 6. 0-Ashleigh Johnson; 7. 38-Eric Bowers; DNQ 71R-R.C. Levin

Group Three Qualifying: 1. 7-Tyler Thompson; 2. 66B-Brett McGhie; 3. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 4. 21W-Jake Wheeler; 5. 22-Mike Crawford; 6. 9J-Bert Johnson; DNQ 66T-Tyrell Mead

Group Four Qualifying: 1. 44-Jake Helsel; 2. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; 3. 94-Blaine Cory; 4. 3H-Dave Hibbard; 5. 38-Eric Bowers; 6. 99-Lawrence Van Hoof; DNQ 4-Justin Tracy

Heat One: 1. 26F-Shane Forte; 2. 14B-Bailey Sucich; 3. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 4. 71-Hedge Carter; 5. 2-Cory Swatzina; 6. 66M-Matt Moberly; 7. 4J-Allison Journey; DNS 12-Steven Snawder

Heat Two: 1. 87-Kyler Barraza; 2. 0-Ashleigh Johnson; 3. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie; 6. 15-Donovan Prather; 7. 71R-R.C. Levin; 8. 38-Eric Bowers

Heat Three: 1. 22-Mike Crawford; 2. 21W-Jake Wheeler; 3. 7-Tyler Thompson; 4. 66B-Brett McGhie; 5. 9J-Bert Johnson; 6. 1-Bailey Hibbard; DNS 66T-Tyrell Mead

Heat Four: 1. 94-Blaine Cory; 2. 3H-Dave Hibbard; 3. 3B-Ian Bandey; 4. 4-Justin Tracy; 5. 99-Lawrence Van Hoof; 6. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; DNS 44 Jake Helsel

B Feature: 1. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; 2. 70-Raquel Ivie; 3. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 4. 12-Steven Snawder; 5. 4J-Allison Journey; 6. 71-Hedge Carter; 7. 99-Lawrence Van Hoof; 8. 38-Eric Bowers; 9. 71R-R.C. Levin; 10. 9J-Bert Johnson; 11. 15-Donovan Prather; 12. 66T-Tyrell Mead; DNS 44-Jake Helsel; DNS 66M-Matt Moberly

A Feature: 1. 7-Tyler Thompson; 2. 21W-Jake Wheeler; 3. 26F-Shane Forte; 4. 14B-Bailey Jean; 5. 87-Kyler Barraza; 6. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 7. 22-Mike Crawford; 8. 3H-Dave Hibbard; 9. 18T-Tanner Holmes; 10. 66B-Brett McGhie; 11. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 12. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; 13. 0-Ashleigh Johnson; 14. 2-Cory Swatzina; 15. 12-Steven Snawder; 16. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 17. 3B-Ian Bandey; 18. 4-Justin Tracy; 19. 94-Blaine Cory; 20. 70-Raquel Ivie

 

 

LEARY RACES TO A WIN AT THE HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS

Haubstadt, IN - August 11, 2018 - Sprint car driver C.J. Leary was in top form once again in conquering the high banks of Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. The Greenfield, IN, driver was the overall fastest qualifier from all three groups that timed. Then he won his heat before topping off the evening by winning the 14th annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals which paid $5,000 to win. It was a perfect winning performance! It was Leary’s second victory in a row in competition with MSCS. Both of those races were held at Tri-State Speedway. The driver and his number 30 ride, which has become known as the HAUBSTADT Car, have been performing flawlessly at the track. Leary drives the Green-Tech Lubricants sprinter. After the race C.J. recognized his crew including Davey Jones and his father and car owner Chuck Leary. “ The car was really good again tonight. I hit my marks and here we are in victory lane again.” Robert Ballou raced to a strong second place finish in overtaking and passing a speedy Stephen Schnapf with just 3 laps to go in the 30 lap main. Schnapf had led the race for the first three laps. Polesitter and MSCS points leader Carson Short drove the Briscoe sprinter to a fourth place finish. Chase Stockon was fifth. There was only one caution during the feature. It was for an incident involving three cars. Once the scene was cleared the action was fast and continuous. Nine cars finished on the lead lap. Garrett Aitken was that ninth driver. In advancing up through the field he collected the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award. Others in the second five included Daron Clayton in sixth followed by Josh Hodges and Dakota Jackson. Chet Williams was tenth. Aric Gentry received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award after finishing eleventh. The MSCS heat races were very competitive as all three winning drivers emerged from within the pack to take victories. First heat winner Kyle Cummins had started fifth. C. J. Leary won the second heat after starting fourth. Third heat winner Stephen Schnapf had started third. The B Main presented some problems for the 10 contestants to overcome. Trouble accompanied the start bringing out 2 yellow flags and a red flag. Garrett Aitken would win the race. Brandon Mattox moved up to finish second. Mattox’s car had rolled over in his heat race which then placed him at the tail to start the B. The red flag was for Kent Schmidt who flipped on the backstretch. However he capitalized on a quick trip to the work area to rebound from the effects of the accident and grab the fifth and final transfer spot. Sprint car racing abounded. The IMCA Racesaver Sprints completed in the middle third of the program. Third heat winner Jeffery Wimmenauer won their 25 lap feature. Ethan Barrow took the runner-up spot and Anton Hernandez was third. Second heat winner John Paynter was fourth. Chris Babcock rounded out the top five. Fast qualifier Damon Fortune won the first heat but his car flipped in the feature. Two drivers competed in both sprint classes. MSCS competitors Kendall Ruble and Eric Perrott also competed in the Racesaver Series. Ruble led a portion of the Racesaver feature before encountering a problem in traffic. He restarted at the tail and was already up to seventh by the finish.

The UMP Modified feature was captured by Zack Fair of Petersburg, IN. He became he first repeat winner in the division at the speedway this season. Dave Beck and Dustin Beck were next to cross the finish line. Fast qualifier Brandon McDowell and Levi Kissinger rounded out the top five. Fair and Mark Lamont won the two preliminary heats for the modifieds. Lamont finished sixth in the feature.

The next event for Tri-State Speedway will be coming up on September 2nd. It will be the Labor Day Weekend Challenge. The MSCS Sprints will be battling for $3,000 to win. The UMP Modifieds will be racing for a top prize of $1,000.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY - “Hoosier Sprint Nationals” Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt, IN August 11, 2018

Hoosier Tire MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES:

Fastest Overall Qualifier (25 Entries) - C. J. Leary, 13.718 seconds

First Heat - 3c Kyle Cummins, 5 Carson Short, 10 Aric Gentry, _________ 74x Josh Hodges, 17 Kendall Ruble, 32A Garrett Aitken, _________ 27 Brian Wallace, 45 Eric Perrott, 98 Brandon Morin Second Heat - 30 C.J. Leary, 12 Robert Ballou, 32 Chase Stockon, ___________ 36 Collin Ambrose, 38 Chet Williams, 5K Kent Schmidt, ___________ 4B Donny Brackett, 11 James Lyerla Third Heat - 61m Stephen Schnapf, 5-o Daron Clayton, 3 Dakota Jackson, __________ 17gp Stevie Sussex, 52 Isaac Chapple, 90 Patrick Budde, __________ 20 Steve Thomas, 28 Brandon Mattox B Main - 32A Garrett Aitken, 28 Brandon Mattox, 4B Donny Brackett, _______ 98 Brandon Morin, 5K Kent Christian, 11 James Lyerla, _______ 90 Patrick Budde, 20 Steve Thomas, 45 Eric Perrott, 27 Brian Wallace

Feature (30 Laps) - 30 C. J. Leary, 12 Robert Ballou, 61m Stephen Schnapf, ________________5 Carson Short, 32 Chase Stockon, 5-o Daron Clayton, ________________74x Josh Hodges, 3 Dakota Jackson, 32a Garrett Aitken, ________________38 Chet Williams, 10 Aric Gentry, 36 Collin Ambrose, ________________4B Donny Brackett, 17 Kendall Ruble, 5K Kent Schmidt, ________________17gp Stevie Sussex, 3c Kyle Cummins, 98 Brandon Morin, ________________28 Brandon Mattox, 52 Isaac Chapple

IMCA Racesaver Sprints: Top Overall Qualifier (22 Entries) - 39 Damon Fortune, 14.118 seconds Heat Winners - 39 Damon Fortune, 23 John Paynter, 15J Jeffery Wimmenauer Feature - 15J Jeffery Wimmenauer, 14 Ethan Barrow, 30 Anton Hernandez, ___23 John Paynter, 35 Chris Babcock, 19 Alfred Glaedrige, 17 Kendall Ruble, ___23F Luke Bland, 11 Scott Bradley, 14c Danny Clark, 22H Rod Henning, ___18A Alex Nolan, 5 Terry Arthur, 60 John Wolfarth, 28K Patrick Kren, ___ 45 Eric Perrott, 4 Colin Parker, 6c Chasteen Coleman, 50K Kevin Champoux, ___ 39 Damon Fortune, 18 AJ Carlson

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: Top Overall Qualifier - (20 Entries) - 18 Brandon McDowell, 16.345 seconds Heat Winners - 95z Zack Fair, 7 Mark Lamont Feature - 95z Zack Fair, 11 Dave Beck, 75 Dustin Beck, 18 Brandon McDowell, ___8K Levi Kissinger, 7 Mark Lamont, 84 Stan Beadles, 62K Joel Jenson, ___ 57 Matt Hines, 50 Tyler Weiss, 32 Matt Lane, 91K Jason Kibby, 47 Blake Davis, ___ 77 Shawn Cates, 15 Brandon Justus, 5B Don Brantley, 3M Trace Mehler, ___ 81 Mark Cole

 

 

ROBERT BALLOU WINS AS MSCS RETURNS TO TERRE HAUTE

Terre Haute, IN - August 12, 2018 - Sunday evening the Hoosier Tire MSCS Sprint Car Series appeared at the Terre Haute Action Track for the Mountain Dew Family Night event. It was the first appearance at the track for the series since the 2015 season. Thirty drivers would register and take qualifying laps. The 25 lap feature became a quick trip to victory lane for Robert Ballou of Tipton, IN. Ballou had started seventh in the main. He went to work moving forward! He was second to fast qualifier Chris Windom by lap five. By lap 8 there had been 3 restarts and he had the lead. The race and the $3,000 prize would be his. A weekend of fine tuning a sprint car paid off. A car that was second best the night before was the best at Terre Haute. Ballou was once again the Action Attraction. He led the remainder of the race. Ballou’s Boss sprinter is sponsored by Dickinson Farms and Deatons Waterfront Service. There was about a seven second gap as the top three drivers crossed the finish line. Chris Windom was fast enough to hold second in the Baldwin Brothers entry. Chase Stockon was the third driver to take the checkered flag. MSCS points leader Carson Short and Stevie Sussex rounded out the top five. Justin Grant led the second five which included Jon Stanbrough in seventh followed by Daron Clayton, Isaac Chapple, and Koby Barksdale. Clayton was the last driver to finish on the lead lap. Jon Stanbrough had announced that he would be retiring from the sport after the Terre Haute race. He chose Terre Haute as the place to wrap up a 38 year racing venture. The Brownsburg, IN, veteran was recognized at the track for his accomplishments. Among those were 20 feature wins with the Midwest Sprint Car Series and MSCS Driver Championships in 2012 and 2013. For this final run Jon was second fastest in his group during qualifying and also second in his heat race. Add a top ten feature finish. Collin Ambrose was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger for the event. Ambrose used a provisional starting spot for the feature and moved up 9 places. Brandon Mattox finished 11th which provided him with the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award. Earlier Mattox had won the first heat after starting on the pole. Justin Grant and Chris Windom won the other two heats. Both started fourth as a result of being the fastest qualifier in their groups. Two drivers did not finish the feature. Garrett Aitken and Shane Cottle were not among the 19 that finished. Aitken’s car cleared the first turn wall on lap 7. He had just won the B Main to transfer to the feature. Shane Cottle’s car left the racing surface with a flat left rear tire. Travis Berryhill flipped in turn four on lap 2 but after some attention in the work area he returned to action and finished the race. The preliminaries were also interrupted by red flags. Donny Brackett’s car contacted the wall between turns three and four and flipped during group qualifying. Dave Darland had the misfortune to flip during the first heat race. The next event for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be coming up on Saturday August 18th. It will be the Return to Putnamville which has served as an annual appearance for the series at Lincoln Park Speedway. The MSCS Sprints will be battling for $3,000 to win.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, IN August 12, 2018

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series:

Overall Top Qualifier (30 Entries) - 5 Chris Windom, 20.071 seconds

First Heat - 28 Brandon Mattox, 21 Carson Short, 12 Robert Ballou, _________ 17gp Stevie Sussex, 52 Isaac Chapple, 24 Nate McMillin, _________ 20 Steve Thomas, 90 Patrick Budde, 36d Dave Darland, 11A Nevil Algie

Second Heat - 4 Justin Grant, 77 Jon Stanbrough, 5G Shane Cottle, ___________ 5X Tom Harris, 10 Aric Gentry, 32a Garrett Aitken, ___________ 5K Kent Schmidt, 74 Tony Main, 39 Matt Goodnight, 45 Eric Perrott

Third Heat - 5 Chris Windom, 5-o Daron Clayton, 32 Chase Stockon, _________ 77s Travis Berryhill, 22 Koby Barksdale, 98 Brandon Morin, _________ 11 James Lyerla, 36 Collin Ambrose, 27 Brian Wallace, Donny Brackett DNS

B Main - 32A Garrett Aitken, 24 Nate McMillin, 5K Kent Schmidt, ________11 James Lyerla, 74 Tony Main, 36 Collin Ambrose, ________ 39 Matt Goodnight, 20 Steve Thomas, 90 Patrick Budde, ________ 27 Brian Wallace, 11a Nevil Algie, 45 Eric Perrott, 98 Brandon Morin

Feature (25 Laps) - 12 Robert Ballou, 5 Chris Windom, 32 Chase Stockon, ________________21 Carson Short, 17GP Stevie Sussex, 4 Justin Grant, ________________77 Jon Stanbrough, 5-o Daron Clayton, 52 Isaac Chapple, ________________22 Koby Barksdale, 28 Brandon Mattox, 36 Collin Ambrose, ________________11 James Lyerla, 5X Tom Harris, 77s Travis Berryhill, ________________24 Nate McMillin, 10 Aric Gentry, 74 Tony Main, ________________5K Kent Schmidt, 5G Shane Cottle, 32a Garrett Aitken

 

 

Shone Evans Collects Third AST Win at Humberstone
By Clayton Johns, with files from Steven Petty

PORT COLBORNE, Ont. (August 12, 2018) – Shone Evans took full advantage of his pole starting spot and led all 20 laps on route to another piece of history as the first driver to win three races with the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com on Sunday night at Humberstone Speedway. Evans also took over the series point lead following the seventh race of the season.

Evans and Liam Martin brought the field to the green flag after both drivers declined the Durnin Motors Front Row Challenge and the chance to earn a bonus $500 if either could win from the 12th starting spot.

Evans jumped out to the early lead while eighth-starting Aaron Turkey, who entered the night third in the standings, was quickly on the move and raced into second by lap three after getting past teenage driver Josh Hansen.

The first caution of the race waved on lap seven when Welland, Ont. native Blaine Barrow slowed to a stop at the top of turn two. On the ensuing restart, Evans and Turkey distanced themselves from the remainder of the field while St. Thomas, Ont. driver Jesse Costa, who entered the night at the point leader, raced around rookie Brandon Murrell for the fourth spot.

Another restart on lap 10 produced largely the same result as Evans and Turkey proved themselves the class of the field once again. They raced away from the field while battling for the lead until a red flag on lap 18 when Hagersville, Ont. native Jerry Hill rolled on his side after contact with Dereck Lemyre. He climbed from his car uninjured.

The first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish did not go as planned and resulted in Costa rolling his No.52 on its side. Costa was assisted out of his car with help from the Humberstone Speedway safety team and Emergency Medical Staff. He was alert and conscious, but was transported to local hospital for further observation and treated for chest and back pain.

After the incident was cleared, Evans completed his dominating night as he held off Turkey over the final two laps to secure his third win of the season. Turkey earned the runner-up spot of Hansen while Port Colborne teenager Jacob Dykstra and Brad Herron rounded out the top-five. Brandon Murrell earned his first career top-10 in a Sprint Car with a sixth-place finish as Steven Beckett, Paul Klager, Ryan Hunsinger and Jordan Hill rounded out the top-10.

The Action Sprint Tour continues its inaugural season on Saturday, August 18 at Brighton Speedway. It is the tour’s first ever stop at the one-third mile track located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Brighton, Ont. Race time is 7:00pm. Additional event information is available at www.brightonspeedway.com. For more information on the Action Sprint Tour, including a full schedule, points, purses and point fund, visit www.ActionSprintTour.com.

The Action Sprint Tour will also make one final stop at Humberstone Speedway in its second-to-last race of the year on Sunday, September 2 before crowning the first champion at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 7.
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Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report
August 12, 2018
Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
Total Entries – 19

Entry List
No. Name – Hometown
08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont.
1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont.
3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, Ont.
5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont.
9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont.
12 Brad Herron – Waterford, Ont.
19 Brandon Murrell – Gores Landing, Ont.
22jr Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharine’s Ont.
26 Terry Baker – Ancaster, Ont.
28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, Ont.
29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont.
43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, Ont.
49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, Ont.
51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ont.
52 Jesse Costa – St. Thomas, Ont.
56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ont.
68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ont.
87x Shone Evans – Scotland, Ont.
88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 87x Shone Evans (1); 2. 68 Aaron Turkey (8); 3. 88h Josh Hansen (4); 4. 5d Jacob Dykstra (9); 5. 12 Brad Herron (11); 6. 19 Brandon Murrell (5); 7. 08 Steven Beckett (7); 8. 1eh Paul Klager (15); 9. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (12); 10. 28 Jordan Hill (19); 11. 26 Terry Baker (17); 12. 9c Brian Nanticoke (10); 13. 56 Dereck Lemyre (14); 14. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (16); 15. 51 Trevor Young (6); 16. 52 Jesse Costa (3); 17. 49h Jerry Hill (18); 18. 3b Blaine Barrow (13); 19. 29 Liam Martin (2)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shone Evans 1-20
Hard Charger – Paul Klager +7 (15th to 8th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify)
Finish. # Name, (Starting Position)
1. 19 Brandon Murrell (2); 2. 87x Shone Evans (5); 3. 08 Steven Beckett (7); 4. 9c Brian Nanticoke (1); 5. 3b Blaine Barrow (3); 6. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (6); 7. 28 Jordan Hill (4)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify)
Finish. # Name, (Starting Position)
1. 88h Josh Hansen (2); 2. 52 Jesse Costa (3); 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (5); 4. 12 Brad Herron (4); 5. 56 Dereck Lemyre (6); 6. 26 Terry Baker (1)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify)
Finish. # Name, (Starting Position)
1. 29 Liam Martin (2); 2. 51 Trevor Young (1); 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra (6); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (3); 5. 1eh Paul Klager (5); 6. 49h Jerry Hill (4)
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2018 Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Schedule
Fri. May 18 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey
Mon. May 21 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans
Sat. June 9 – South Buxton Raceway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans
Sun. June 17 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey
Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra
Fri. Aug. 3 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra
Sun. Aug. 12 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans
Sat. Aug. 18 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont.
Sun. Sept. 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont.
Fri. Sept. 7 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont.
ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA
Website: www.ActionSprintTour.com
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Doesn’t Hurt to Have a Little Luck on Your Side, Steve Poirier tops Lucas Oil ESS Field at Weedsport

By Dean Reynolds

WEEDSPORT, NY – Steve Poirier won his fourth Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) A-Main of the 2018 racing campaign which extended his all-time win total to 69. While he was fast, he did admit a little luck was on his side to claim the $2,060 victory over Chuck Hebing and Jason Barney.

The two moments that helped Poirier to claim the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour and E&V Energy I90/I81 Series event was when leader Lucas Wolfe had a spud break on his magneto while leading on lap 17 and when Dave Farney displayed the two to go signal the motor began to stumble. Poirier was running low on fuel.

The Quebec star did draw the pole for the Mach 1 Chassis A-Main and lead to a lap three restart when Wolfe went around the outside. “I had a real good car and was comfortable running in the middle in one and two until Lucas drove around the outside of me, so I knew I had to change my mine,” said the multi-time ESS champion, “I was closing in on him in traffic and was going to try to make a move and all of a sudden he slowed on the track. It was going to be interesting but he had the bad luck.”

After the caution for Wolfe, it put Hebing in second and he put the pressure on Poirier. The closing laps saw the familiar #28FM on the cushion with Hebing trying different lanes.

“I was good on the top after that and I was going to stay there. Then all of a sudden the motor started to stumble,” Poirier noted, “I was letting off a little bit to make sure it would make it to the finish but it was tough to do as the track was so racy and you didn’t know what they were doing behind you.”

Hebing did close in on the final laps but fell just a few car lengths short. For Poirier, it was another podium finish and the plans are to go for the championship. “We were going to decide after Can-Am and we said let’s give it a shot. I don’t feel any pressure as we didn’t plan on it in the beginning of the season. We will see if we can come out ahead of Jason and Coleman,” he went on, “If we do it will be pretty cool, if we finish second or third we will be ok with that as well as we didn’t plan on running for it.”

The runner-up finish for Hebing added another to a long string of podium finishes as of late. “This car just has been so good lately,” he simply said, “We ran the top hard during the heat and I didn’t know if Steve so that as he was hard up top in the feature. We tried some different moves but just ran out of time.”

For Barney, the third place finish was his first podium finish in a few races which kept Poirier and Gulick at bay in the points. “It feels good to get some speed back. We want to be a few positions higher but top three with Steve and Chuck is a good outcome,” said the defending ESS champion, “We are happy to put on a good show for our sponsors who were in the stands tonight. It was an important night for us and hope they had a good time.”

Billy VanInwegen and Jeff Cook rounding out the top ten with Danny Varin, Joe Trenca, Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner and Tommy Wickham making up the next five.

A total of 34 sprints filled the pits on the Legends Reunion night at Weedsport. Earlier in the afternoon, Tom Taber and Bobby Parrow had their plaques officially hung on the wall in the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame.

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Car Mate Trailers Heats – Kinney, Donath, C. Hebing, Miller $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Wolfe $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Poirier $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Varin (14 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Peebles $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Peebles $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – K. Hebing - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Cook $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Mahaney $35

L&J Landscaping/Cobra Coaches Dash – Gulick ($125), Mahaney ($75), Peebles ($50), Tanner ($50)

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

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Schlafer, Schmidt, Sorce, Hoeppner, Peterson claim PDTR A-main triumphs

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS, Plymouth, Wis.) August 11, 2018 – A photo finish and two first-time winners highlighted A-main racing action in Plymouth Dirt Track Racing action at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Despite a brief rain shower which hit the track in the late afternoon hours, racing went on as scheduled with a fast and wide surface greeting all competitors and providing for some hotly contested racing action throughout the evening.

In the 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car headliner, two-time PDTR champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex held off a late charge from 2017 PDTR champ Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh by a just a few feet to claim a photo-finish victory. Cleveland’s Justin Schmidt rolled to his fourth 25-lap Gasroots Project Late Model A-main triumph of the 2018 campaign. Dan Sorce of West Allis claimed his first Klips & Tips Grand National A-main victory of the season. Marcus Hoeppner of Hartford earned his first career Cellcom B Mod A-main triumph and Matt Peterson made the long trip from Escanaba, Mich. pay off with is first career 15-lap Kristine Hartmann Pleasant View Realty Micro Sprint A-main win.

Schlafer started the Sprint Car A main event from the pole flanked by West Bend’s Paul Pokorski on the outside of the front row. Shortly after the initial drop of the green flag, Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove jumped the cushion and flipped his machine in turn one. He emerged uninjured.

Following a complete restart, Schlafer bolted out to the lead along the inside line while Pokorski settled into second along the high groove. On lap 2, the caution flag was displayed for a spin in turn four involved Dick Kaiser of Milwaukee and Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum.

When the race resumed, third starter Justin Miller of Plymouth ducked low to power past Pokorski into the runner-up spot on lap 5 before McMullen, who started ninth, worked past eight starter and 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champion and point leader Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee to gain the fourth spot on lap 8.

Schlafer encountered slow traffic on lap 11, which allowed Miller to cut the gap significantly. On lap 12, the low-riding Miller pulled ahead of Schlafer briefly. However, the hard-charging Schlafer battled back to regain the top spot on the following lap along the outside groove.

Meanwhile, McMullen was continuing his march to the front of the pack as he worked under Pokorski to seize third place with a low move on lap 12. By lap 18, Schlafer had built up a half-straightaway cushion over Miller. The third caution flag of the race then appeared on lap 19 for a spin in turn four involving Al Schlafer of Sussex and Shane Wenninger.

Following the restart, McMullen powered in to pass Miller for second on lap 20 and quickly set his sights on Schlafer as the laps wound down. McMullen utilized the extreme low line to gain on Schlafer, who held tight to the cushion over the final six circuits, to move into position to challenge for the lead.

On the final lap, McMullen pulled even with Schlafer in turn two. However, Schlafer got a big run in turns three and four to maintain the top spot heading to the finish line where he nipped McMullen by a few feet to notch his second PDTR A-main victory of the 2018 season, 21st PDTR Sprint Car A-main win of his career to tie Donny Goeden for the all-time lead in the 360 Sprint Car division at Plymouth and 50th career Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main triumph.

McMullen had to settle for second, Pokorski gained two spots over the final six laps to finish third, Miller was fourth and 10th starter Kevin Karnitz of West Bend placed fifth.

The Late Model A-main featured plenty of action as four different drivers exchange the top spot during the action-packed race. Milwaukee’s Turk Letizia jumped out to the early lead before a two-car spin in turn four slowed the pace on the opening lap.

On lap 2, 2016 PDTR Late Model champ Tim Buhler of Greenbush used the high groove to pressure Letizia for the lead. One lap later, sixth starter Jim Schmidt of Cleveland joined in to duel three wide with Letizia and Buhler for the lead in turn four with Buhler emerging on top and Jim Schmidt slipping into second.

After the second caution flag of the race was displayed for debris in turn one on lap 3, Buhler built up a half-straightaway cushion over Jim Schmidt and Justin Schmidt, who started third.

As Buhler encountered lapped traffic on lap 18, Jim and Justin Schmidt cut the gap substantially before disaster struck for Buhler when he spun in turn two while attempting to move past a slower car to bring out the third caution of the race.

Jim Schmidt inherited the lead with his son Justin Schmidt in tow in second on the restart. Justin Schmidt dove low in turn one on lap 18 to assume the top spot while four-time PDTR Late Model champ and current point leader Brad Mueller of Random Lake charged in to make it a three-way battle along the high groove.

On lap 21, Mueller gained second in turn three while Justin Schmidt held strong at the front of the field en route to his fourth PDTR Late Model A-main triumph of 2018 and his ninth career main event victory at Plymouth.

Mueller was second, Jim Schmidt placed third, Buhler battled back from his spin to finish fourth and Letizia placed fifth.

On the drop of the green flag of the Grand National A-main, 78-year-old Dick Hed of Plymouth bolted up from his inside second row starting spot to lead the opening circuit.

On lap 2, fourth starter Dan Sorce moved into second before a caution for a spin in turn four slowed the pace on lap 3. Polesitter Jess Muehlbauer worked past Sorce for second on the ensuing restart and the two drivers dueled for several laps before Sorce secured the position.

The second of four caution flags appeared on lap 12 when Derek Kaat of Plymouth spun in turn four. On the restart, Sorce used the high groove to challenge Hed for the top spot and on lap 14, Sorce surged into the lead in turn two before another caution appeared on lap 15 for the stalled machine of Plymouth’s Justin Erickson in turn three.

Sorce, who captured the 2006 PDTR Late Model championship, then proceeded to pull away over the next five laps before the fourth and final caution was displayed for Kaat’s stalled car in turn two on lap 20. On the final restart, eighth starter Tyler Kulow of Plymouth moved in to pressure Hed for second along the high groove, but the cagey veteran held strong to retain the spot.

S0rce went to post his eighth career PDTR Grand National A-main victory. Hed was second, Kulow placed third, Donny Kulow of Elkhart Lake finished fourth after starting second and Kurt Davis placed fifth after starting sixth.

Polesitter Jess Jakubowski and Marcus Hoeppner led the field to the green flag in the B Mod main event. Jakubowski and Hoeppner dueled side by side over the first four circuits before Hoeppner surged ahead in turn one on lap 5 while third starter Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls and fourth starter and current point leader Tim Sheppard of Beaver Dam followed in second and third respectively.

The first of three caution flags flew on lap 12 when Jakubowski and Justin Bauer of Sheboygan Falls collided in turn four. On the restart, Hoeppner retained the top spot while Glander and Sheppard battled for second for multiple laps. On lap 15, Glander gained second along the low line before the second caution appeared for a two-car incident involving Phil Campanella of Sheboygan Falls and Andy Singer in turn two.

On the restart, Sheppard seized second and began to close on Hoeppner by lap 18. After the third caution of the race slowed the field on lap 20, Hoeppner again pulled away while Sheppard and Glander resumed their duel for second.

On lap 21, Sheppard finally gained second for good with a high move in turn four. Hoeppner held strong over the final four laps to seal his first career PDTR B Mod A-main triumph.

Sheppard placed second, Glander was third, fifth starter Cody Eickberg of Plymouth placed fourth and 11th starter Travis Schmidt of Plymouth charged up to place fifth.

Matt Peterson placed opening lap of the Micro Sprint A main from the pole. Peterson’s strong run was slowed on three occasions for caution flags on lap 4, 5 and 10.

On lap 7, seventh starter Dave Collins of Madison wrestled second away from Jack Vanderboom of Dousman, who started sixth. However, Peterson proved to be too much for the field as he claimed his first career PDTR Micro Sprint A-main victory.

Collins placed second, Vanderboom was third and point leader Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake recovered from a spin on lap 4 to finish fourth.

The PDTR program, who was sponsored by the city of Sheboygan Falls Fire Department, featured 80 cars, including 21 Sprint Cars, 20 B Mods, 19 Grand Nationals, 12 Late Models and eight Micro Sprints.

The next PDTR program will take place on Saturday, Aug. 18 featuring the first annual Ken Markwardt Memorial Race with added purse money for A-main winners and an appearance from the Badgerland Vintage Modifieds. Hot laps begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow at 6 p.m.

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

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DALE BLANEY UPS WIN STREAK TO 29 STRAIGHT YEARS WITH $3000 "410" SPRINT CAR WIN; SCHNEIDER BECOMES 5TH DIFFERENT STOCK WINNER IN 6 RACES; 2 IN-A-ROW FOR WOLBERT IN RUSH MODS; 1ST EVER FOR WILSON IN ECONO MODS AT SHARON

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH August 11, 2018 Sharon Speedway returned to action on a beautiful Saturday night for another Menards "Super Series" event in the second of three straight August appearances by the "410" Sprint Cars. After a slow start to the season losing seven of the first 11 scheduled race events, Saturday night marked the seventh straight completed event. Celebrating with wins in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane on Kams Electric Service Night were Dale Blaney-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Chris Schneider- Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Chas Wolbert-HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Eric Wilson-Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. Over 100 cars were in the pits for the third straight week for a four-division program.

It took Dale Blaney until August 25 last season at Attica Raceway Park to keep his streak of winning at least one Sprint Car feature every season alive picking up the win in the J&M Motorsports #55. With the 2018 calendar in August, the 54-year-old Hartford, Ohio driver once again found himself looking for that elusive first win of the season. In a year that saw the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame racer only compete in a limited schedule due to a work-related injury, Blaney made just his third start of the season in Jimmy Morris' #4N on Saturday night. Blaney would pass race long leader, A.J. Flick, on lap 20 and raced on to the 30-lap win. The $3,000 victory ran Blaney's streak to 29 straight years of winning a "410" Sprint Car feature since his career started in 1990 when he won his very first race at Sharon!

Flick raced to the early lead and set the pace out front in search of his first career Sharon win. Blaney started fourth and followed Nate Dussel by Dan Kuriger for second and third respectively on lap three. Blaney then passed the northern Ohio invader for second on lap 12. Blaney's winning move on Flick came with 10 laps to go as last week's winner, George Hobaugh, grabbed third from Dussel. Blaney would take the Sunburst Environmental-sponsored #4N to its first ever "410" win by a margin of 2.297 seconds as he became the seventh different "410" winner in as many "410" events in 2018!

Flick edged out Hobaugh for second by less than two tenths of a second. Hobaugh has now recorded a runner-up with the All Stars, a first career "410" win worth $3,000, and now a third in the last three races at Sharon! Danny Smith, who is another National Sprint Car Hall of Fame racer, was fourth in his season debut after passing Dussel for the spot on lap 22. Kuriger was fifth.

Michigan's Dan McCarron, Dussel, and another Ohio invader in Brian Smith were sixth through eighth all in their season debuts. Brian Smith started all the way back in 17th. Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Andy Feil completed the top 10. For the second straight week, Sodeman set fast time over the 29-car field in qualifying with a lap of 14.011. Cody Bova, Sodeman, and Hobaugh won the heats, while Russ Sansosti won the last chance B main.

Chris Schneider has been close to victory this season including a runner-up in the $10,000 to-win "Steel Valley Pro Stock Nationals", but on Saturday night finally broke through for his first win of the season. A heads-up start put the 39-year-old Lower Burrell, Pa. Stock Car veteran on the pole and it was a position he'd never relinquish. Schneider's eighth career win came in his SS Chassis & Supply #55 by 2.004 seconds over Bobby Whitling, and was worth $700 with more than a full field of Gibson Insurance Agency Stocks on hand. Schneider became the fifth different winner in six races this season.'

Whitling passed Brian Carothers on lap five to finish second. Curt J. Bish would get by Carothers on lap eight to secure the third spot, which propelled him into second in points. After getting crashed out in a freak accident last Saturday night before his heat race, Alan Dellinger raced from 10th to fourth on Saturday night. June 30 winner, Jason Fosnaught, was fifth after starting 13th. Steve D'Apolito beat out Chris McGuire for sixth. Just eight points separate McGuire, Bish, and D'Apolito in the championship hunt. Schneider, Carothers, and Bish won the heat races over the 27-car field, while Troy Norman won the last chance B main.

Chas Wolbert joined Jacob Eucker in the Econo Mods as the track's only three-time winners in 2018. Wolbert's win came in the 20-lap HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified feature. And with more than a full field of cars on hand once again, the 24-year-old Warren, Ohio driver's victory was worth $500. In fact, Wolbert has earned $1,600 with his three Sharon victories.

Wolbert started sixth after winning last week and made his way to second on the opening lap. Wolbert wasted little time grabbing the lead on lap two from Steve Slater, which would turn out to be the winning move. Point leader, Garrett Krummert, started back in ninth and worked his way quickly to second taking the spot on lap four from Slater. Krummert would chase Wolbert over the final 16 laps, but would come up 1.916 second shy to Wolbert's Dunkin' Donuts/C.T. Wolbert Trucking/Russ King Racing/Ohio Intra Express/MJ's Auto Repair/Crooked Pine Woodworking/955 Automotive/Kings Sanitary/Total Trumbull Sports-sponsored #c3 Bicknell. With Wolbert's second straight win and seventh of his career, he'll be forced to start no better than 12th next week.

2016 track champion, Brandon Ritchey, came from seventh to place third. Defending champion, Kole Holden, was fourth for his sixth top five finish in eight races as he still searches for his first win since August 19 of last year. Tony Tatgenhorst came from 11th to finish fifth for his first ever RUSH Sportsman Modified top five in his first year in the division. For the second straight week, there were 27 cars on hand. Heat races went to Krummert, Dellinger, and Ritchey. Pat Adams made his RUSH Mod debuted and won the last chance B main.

Eric Wilson has three career RUSH Late Model wins to his credit at Sharon Speedway. While the Late Models no longer compete at Sharon, Wilson has been racing his Late Model and Econo Mod at other tracks throughout the region. On Saturday night, Wilson made his Sharon season debut a winning one taking the 20-lap Summit Racing Equipment feature event to become the fifth different winner in seven races in 2018.

The 21-year-old Cortland, Ohio driver started sixth and was halfway to the front after one lap. Lap two saw Wilson take second from Brandon Blackshear. Wilson then made the winning pass at the halfway point grabbing the lead from race-long leader, Ty Rhoades. Wilson pulled away from Rhoades over the second-half of the race to win by a commanding 4.814 seconds in the Mike Wilson Motorsports, Mike & Teena Investments/Buster Engines/Bruce & Debbie`s Wood Fired Wagon/Close Racing Supply-sponsored #27. Jacob Eucker, the division's only multiple winner, was third after starting 13th. Dustin DeMattia's strong Sharon performances continued with a fourth over one-time winner, Dwayne Clay. Wilson and Kyle Miller won the heat races over the 20-car field.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars (30 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. DALE BLANEY (Morris 4N) 2. A.J. Flick (2) 3. George Hobaugh (40) 4. Danny Smith (4) 5. Dan Kuriger (08) 6. Dan McCarron (22M) 7. Nate Dussel (1) 8. Brian Smith (2+) 9. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23Jr) 10. Andy Feil (08) 11. Eric L. Williams (4W) 12. Jared McFarland (250) 13. Paul Kish (4c) 14. Joe McEwen (44) 15. Russ Sansosti (23s) 16. Brent Matus (33) 17. Cody Bova (20B) 18. John Garvin, Jr. (51) 19. Vinny Dougherty (Hull 41) 20. Bryan Salisbury (126) 21. Darren Pifer (23) 22. Jeremy Kornbau (Matus 13) 23. Andy Priest (McCandless 7N) 24. Gale Ruth (1R). DNQ: Joe Sylvester (8), Haley Lapcevich (77L), Shawn Minor (3M), Brett Brunkenhoefer (VanTassel 12X), Dennis Wagner (38).

Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars (20 laps, $700 to-win): 1. CHRIS SCHNEIDER (55) 2. Bobby Whitling (7W) 3. Curt J. Bish (Tarr 29) 4. Alan Dellinger (Bish 1B) 5. Jason Fosnaught (Tristani 73) 6. Steve D'Apolito (84) 7. Chris McGuire (63) 8. Dave Shagla, Jr. (6) 9. Bruce Hartzfield (101) 10. Mike Clark (7) 11. Tyler Thompson (T2) 12. Larry Kugel (Petsko 00) 13. Brian Carothers (02c) 14. Steve Burns, Jr. (70B) 15. Anthony Marotto (15) 16. Troy Norman (Gower 19N) 17. Mike VanZandt (19V) 18. Jamie Maxwell (6) 19. Bobby Robinson (34R) 20. Noah Brunell (31) 21. Hunter Exley (23H) 22. Shaun Hooks (65) 23. Andrew Gordon (25A) 24. Jamie Scharba. DNQ: Troy DeZarn (21), Gil Demello (22), Paul Davis (3).

HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (20 laps, $500 to-win): 1. CHAS WOLBERT (c3) 2. Garrett Krummert (10s) 3. Brandon Ritchey (17) 4. Kole Holden (2) 5. Tony Tatgenhorst (63) 6. Josh Deems (9D) 7. Steve Slater (29) 8. Rob Kristyak (00) 9. Jeremy Weaver (35W) 10. Brian Sadler (5) 11. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 12. Kyle Martell (8) 13. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57) 14. Pat Adams (39) 15. Darin Gallagher (Slater 29S) 16. Kevin Long (22) 17. Todd Gabriel (33G) 18. Jacob Jordan (28J) 19. Alan Dellinger (Williams 8) 20. Gary Haupt (16) 21. Jacob Wolfe (7) 22. Preston Cope (24P) 23. Lexi Couch (51) 24. Cameron Nastasi. DNQ: Michael Kristyak (404), Amelia Clay (4S), Lucas Degroat (03).

Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods (20 laps): 1. ERIC WILSON (27) 2. Ty Rhoades (12R) 3. Jacob Eucker (64) 4. Dustin DeMattia (77D) 5. Dwayne Clay (007) 6. Buzz Seitz (1) 7. Brian Toto (8B) 8. Steve Haefke (41) 9. Mark Titus (25) 10. Brian Huchko (60) 11. Kyle Miller (15) 12. Mike Hillman (29) 13. Rick Wilson, Jr. (35) 14. Brandon Fiedler (18) 15. Ray Gregory (82R) 16. Brandon Blackshear (10) 17. Gary Robinson (44R) 18. Jeremy Double (83) 19. Dan McEwen (44) 20. Josh Mueller (01)-DNS.

Coming up next Saturday night (August 18) will be another Menards "Super Series" event with an appearance by the FAST Series for the "410" Sprint Cars in a $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start event along with the first appearance of the season by the E-Mods. The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and Econo Mods will also return. It's Kams Electric Service Night. Pits open at 4 p.m. with grandstands at 5, Sprint qualifying at 6:30 and heat racing at 7. Grandstand admission is $15 for those 14 and over. Pit passes are $30.

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.

 

 

Sitterly Steals Win from Didero by 0.010 Seconds in Oswego Thriller

OSWEGO, NY (August 12, 2018) - In what turned out to be the fourth closest finish in speedway history, current Novelis Supermodified point leader Otto Sitterly edged returning hall of fame driver Doug Didero by a margin of just 0.010 seconds for his third victory of the 2018 season on U-Pull U-Save ‘Family Night’ this past Saturday at Oswego.

Charging from all the way back in the tenth starting spot, Sitterly was able to reel down sixth starting Didero late in the race for an incredible victory that will leave race fans talking for many, many years to come.

Didero slowly and methodically worked past the likes of Jerry Curran, Jeff Abold, Brandon Bellinger, Dave Gruel, Tyler Thompson, and Aric Iosue over the course of the 50-laps before finally closing in on Dave Danzer to take the lead.

Unfortunately, Didero fell short of victory by the slimmest of margins possible, but drove a remarkable race, making just his second start in eight years piloting the brand new Tammy Ten Media No. 3 built by John Colloca of Oswego.

With fifteen former feature winners in the field, the lead changed hands three times in the last four laps. First, Didero took the top spot away from polesitter Danzer with three laps to go. At this point in time, Sitterly had also just passed Gruel for fourth, but he wasn’t staying outside of the top three for long.

No sooner than Didero grabbed the lead away from Danzer on the exit of turn four, did Sitterly go to the outside of the No. 52 to then take second. There were now just two laps remaining for the No. 3 out in front.

There were no cars separating the leaders, but when Didero crossed the line with two to go, he had heavy lapped traffic to deal with in front of him which included the No. 0 of Tim Snyder and the No. 73 of Jerry Curran.

Didero, in search of his first victory at Oswego since the 2008 International Classic, used every inch of the race track in the final two circuits trying to do anything and everything he could to get by the 0 of Snyder who was still battling for position with Curran at the back of the field.

As Didero looked low on Snyder, Sitterly began to show a wheel on the outside lane, first looking high coming off of turn two as the field came around to complete lap 48.

Approaching the white flag, Didero first looked under Snyder going into turn three, but was unable to clear him, and then immediately tried the outside coming off of turn four. This didn’t work either, and Didero nearly handed the lead over to Sitterly with the white flag now being displayed.

Didero got a bit out of shape in turn four with just over a lap to go, but was able to hold on to the lead, at least for the time being. One more time over in turn two, Sitterly tried the high road with a half a lap remaining, but again was unable to muster enough bite to make the pass.

With Curran, Snyder, Didero, and Sitterly all making their way through turns three and four nose to tail, the crowd was on its feet as they anticipated a storybook return to victory for the 57 year-old Hamilton, Ontario native, but after driving a brilliant race, Doug Didero fell just inches short of what was set to be a hugely popular win.

As the No. 3 car rounded turn four, Didero elected to stay on the high side of the race track, but was still stuck behind Snyder. Despite literally pushing the No. 0 car down the front straightaway, it was not enough to keep seven time speedway Otto Sitterly at bay.

Diamonding the John Nicotra owned No. 7 car off of turn four, Sitterly got just enough momentum down low to beat Didero to the line by one one thousandth of a second over Danzer, Gruel, and Michael Barnes in the top five.

After the checkered flag was thrown, Sitterly, Didero, and Snyder all collided briefly in turn 1, with Didero spinning around and keeping the crowd off their seats with his signature ‘360,’ a brilliant move which allowed the John Brush owned Supermodified to escape the incident without damage.

Notably, Saturday night’s main event marked the first time since July 21, 2007 when Didero beat Greg Furlong that two drivers with over 30 wins finished one-two in a feature at the Oswego Speedway.

Sitterly, who is no stranger to close finishes at Oswego as many fans will recall his jaw dropping dead heat ‘tie’ alongside Michael Muldoon in 2015, was elated to be in victory lane and all but bookend an eighth championship; which will move the Canajoharie, N.Y. driver into sole possession of most track titles in speedway history.

"Do I have to say anything about Doug Didero? He is an awesome driver,” Sitterly said after climbing from his car. “Those guys have only had their car here a couple times and obviously they've got it going good. Any time I've ever been behind that guy, he just wheels the shit out of a race car. If it weren't for the traffic I wouldn't have had a shot at him. I need to thank all my crew. They are incredible.”

A very emotional Didero, aiming for his 34th career victory which would have moved him past Doug Heveron for seventh all-time, was visibly gutted to lose by only a matter of inches. At the same time, the Charlotte, N.C. resident was thrilled with the progress of his new car and also the show that was provided for the fans on hand.

“All night, the guys ahead of me were people I have never ran with before so I tried to learn how they drive and what they do and just have the patience to pick them off one by one,” Didero commented. “We were fortunate that the car stayed with us all night and we could really maneuver and make passes. But man, I really wanted that win. Damn, you know? It must have been two inches, but congratulations to Otto (Sitterly). He must have drove one hell of a race. It was good racing tonight, I really enjoyed it."

After a tremendous run, we can’t forget about Danzer, who brought the Premiere Landscaping No. 52 home with a fine third place finish; his first podium effort of the season for the many time feature winner. Danzer currently rides fifth in the Novelis Supermodified point standings.

“We just lost tires towards the end. Those cautions at the beginning really hurt us. With a straight axle car, you really need it to go green and keep the heat cycles off it,” Danzer explained. “I knew they were coming, I just tried to pinch it down a little bit and make them drive around me which they did. I'd like to thank all my guys. I think we are finally making some headway with the car."

With fine runs in fourth and fifth, Gruel and Barnes lead the remainder of the top ten which included Iosue in sixth, Bellinger in seventh, Thompson in eighth, Dave Shullick Jr. in ninth and Keith Shampine in tenth.

Because Bellinger was again using the Oswego Speedway prototype rear wing for testing, he will be credited with his seventh place finish, points, and money, but everyone finishing behind him will move up one position in the running for points and prize money.

For the duration of 50-laps, the race went virtually caution free less a lap 3 spin by Snyder which caught up the likes of Joe Gosek, Nathan Schultzkie, Dan Connors Jr, and Bill Sharkey; ending all of their evening’s early with damage in the initial laps of the main event.

Three time Budweiser International Classic champion Bob Bond was also on hand for his first time of the season with the No. 47, but brought his car pitside before the completion of lap 10.

After a simultaneous spin in turn three with just over lap 20 in the book, both Shampine and Jeff Abold were forced to come from the tailside of the pack to recover for respectable tenth and eleventh place finishes.

Another big storyline from Saturday night’s feature were the struggles for defending track champion and four time feature winner this season; Dave Shullick Jr. Shullick made a pit stop after the first caution to fall all the way back to 17th, but later returned for a disappointing ninth place finish.

Lou LeVea Jr, Snyder, Curran, and LaTulip completed the on track running order in twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth with Logan Rayvals, rookie Brian Osetek, Bond, Gosek, Lou LeVea Sr, Connors, Schultzkie and Sharkey all going pitside before the completion of lap 30 to be credited with positions sixteen through twenty three.

For his drive from tenth to the unforgettable victory, by inches, Sitterly was credited with D&S Landscaping ‘Hard Charger’ for August 11 while Thompson, the impressive rookie from Fulton, N.Y., picked up another Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer Award for his eighth place run with the No. 98T.

Thompson also grabbed his second heat race win of the season earlier in the program, joining Shampine and Iosue as preliminary victors.

Oswego Speedway’s ‘Road to the Championship’ comes to a close this Saturday, August 18 with CNY CPR and Skip’s Fish Fry $5 Admission Track Championship Night as Sitterly will make history by tying the knot on his eighth career championship. Otto is set to pass Jim Shampine and Bentley Warren for most track titles all-time. Tickets for this historic event are available by calling the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

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

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Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Novelis Supermodifieds

Feature (50-laps): 1. 7 OTTO SITTERLY, 2. 3 Doug Didero, 3. 52 Dave Danzer, 4. 68 Michael Barnes, 5. 50 Dave Gruel, 6. 11 Aric Iosue, 7. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 8. 98T Tyler Thompson®, 9. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 10. 55 Keith Shampine, 11. 05 Jeff Abold, 12. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 13. 0 Tim Snyder, 14. 73 Jerry Curran, 15. 56 Hal LaTulip, 16. 94 Logan Rayvals, 17. 69 Brian Osetek® , 18. 47 Bob Bond, 19. 00 Joe Gosek, 20. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 21. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 22. 26 Nathan Schultzkie®, 23. 71 Bill Sharkey

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 98T Tyler Thompson®, 2. 68 Michael Barnes, 3. 52 Dave Danzer, 4. 05 Jeff Abold, 5. 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 6. 00 Joe Gosek, 7. 26 Nathan Schultzkie®, 8. 69 Brian Osetek®

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 55 Keith Shampine, 2. 73 Jerry Curran, 3. 3 Doug Didero, 4. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 5. 94 Logan Rayvals, 6. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 7. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 8. 71 Bill Sharkey

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 11 Aric Iosue, 2. 50 Dave Gruel, 3. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 4. 7 Otto Sitterly, 5. 47 Bob Bond, 6. 0 Tim Snyder 7. 56 Hal LaTulip

Group Time Trials: 1. 2 Dave Shullick Jr. - 16.093, 2. 55 Keith Shampine - 16.102, 3. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.104, 4. 7 Otto Sitterly - 16.126, 5. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.214, 6. 05 Jeff Abold - 16.243, 7. 50 Dave Gruel - 16.355, 8. 3 Doug Didero - 16.378, 9. 52 Dave Danzer - 16.431, 10. 0 Tim Snyder - 16.646, 11. 94 Logan Rayvals - 16.671, 12. 00 Joe Gosek - 16.676, 13. 11 Aric Iosue - 16.691, 14. 01 Dan Connors Jr. - 16.715, 15. 98T Tyler Thompson® - 16.784, 16. 47 Bob Bond - 16.886, 17. 73 Jerry Curran - 16.912, 18. 83 Lou LeVea Jr - 17.090, 19. 69 Brian Osetek® - 17.392, 20. 66 Lou LeVea Sr. - 17.462, 21. 56 Hal LaTulip - 17.729, 22. 26 Nathan Schultzkie® - 17.872

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #7 Otto Sitterly

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #98T Tyler Thompson®

 

 

FAST recap - Henry stays hot, grabs $20k at Mansfield; Street gets 1st career win

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018

By Brian Liskai

MANSFIELD, Ohio - The Beer Barrel Bourbon was flowing in the pits Saturday, Aug. 11 at Mansfield Motor Speedway after Cap Henry drove the Lane Racing machine carrying the company's colors to the biggest win of his sprint car career at the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Dirt Nationals Presented by Lowes earning $20,000 for back-to-back All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics victories. Nineteen-year-old Tyler Street earned his first every sprint car win in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro for a $2,000 payday.

The win is the third overall victory in a row for Henry came into the event third in the FAST standings.

"This is awesome. Thanks to Cody (Sommers, Mansfield promoter) and everyone who put this Mansfield deal together. They keep working really hard on this place and keep getting it better and better. This is a great deal. I love the Knoxville Nationals but I like 20 grand too," Henry said beside his Beer Barrel Bourbon, Metropolitan Landscaping, UTEC, Geck Electric, J&J Auto Racing, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends backed machine.

"We got out front at the right time...it's always better to not lead right away. Byron (Reed) was stuck there and Trevor Baker doesn't have a whole lot of experience and we just went when we needed to. I have to thank the Lanes; Mike, Zack and Nick. This deal is pretty low budget and every body works really hard. This is going to be a fun night," the Republic, Ohio driver added.

Vienna, W. Va. driver Cale Conley, who scored the FAST win at Waynesfield Raceway Park last month, drove from fifth to a runner-up finish.

"The car was really good...I made some driving mistakes all through the race and probably could have capitalized on the lead at some points but just wasn't polished enough in lapped traffic. I was a little too patient tonight. I probably should have just pounded it went. I have to thank the man up stairs for letting us come out here and race and thank Mansfield for putting on a race for people who didn't go out to Knoxville. This is very cool to have a high paying race for everyone. This is awesome. The track was really racy. Congrats to Cap. I want to thank Dave (Jessup, car owner) and Randy and everyone who makes it possible for us to come out here and do this. Second place is a pretty good run for us...we're happy and we're going to keep on building off of this and hopefully go get a couple of more wins this year," said Conley beside his Merchant Services, All Star Performance, Brookville Auto Parts, Duncan Oil, RFM backed #7K.

Street has been knocking on the door for a win all season and he broke down the door Saturday. Street started the 25 lap feature on the outside front row and quickly took the lead. He had to survive a few early cautions but had a dominate machine, leading every lap. The win is especially special Street as his home in Fredericktown, Ohio is only 20 miles away from Mansfield Motor Speedway.

The win should propel Street into the top three of the FAST points.

"This feels so good to finally get our first win. I've dreamt of this for so long. To get this at Mansfield, 20 minutes from home...it feels so amazing. We struggled off the start...the motor kept stumbling and I was afraid Dustin (Stroup, who won the race a year ago) would pull underneath me. Every time there was a caution it would tighten the car so much I could get a heck of a run off of two. My mom and dad...everyone did an amazing job. Dad gave me an amazing set-up," said Street beside his B&B Drain Service, MLTW Machine & Tool, Schaeffer's Oil, Griff's Engines, Neil Kadey Insurance, Truform Race Designs, Greber Racing Components, Mr. and Mrs. C backed machine.

Pleasant Hill, Ohio's Matt Westfall earned the $3,000 pay day leading all 25 laps of the The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint car feature for his sixth overall victory of the season. Ty Tilton got one last opportunity when the feature's only caution flew with four laps to go. But Westfall was not to be denied aboard the Ray Marshall Motorsports machine.

"The key was starting up front. In the heat race we weren't very good but found it there at the end to get into the redraw. It's actually kind of funny; we went up for the redraw and I had Luke Hall's daughter draw and she drew me the one. I want to thank all the fans for coming out. The race track was great tonight; it was two grooves and you could go any where you wanted. This is a great race and Cody puts on a great event. We were here last year and I struggled so we redeemed ourselves tonight," said Westfall beside his Buckeye Machine, DPI Ink, Crazy Lady Bar backed #33M.

Four time FAST champion Byron Reed and Trevor Baker brought the field to green for the 40-lap FAST 410 feature with Reed gaining the advantage. Reed pulled away slightly while the battle behind him heated up involving Baker, Danny Dietrich, Broc Martin and Henry.

The first caution flew with seven laps scored for Martin who had mechanical woes. On the restart Reed continued to lead Baker, Dietrich and Henry with Conley closing. Baker shot around Reed for the lead just before the caution flew on lap 10 for a stalled Rob Chaney.

On the ensuing restart Henry drove around Reed into second with Conley and Dietrich quickly closing. Just as Henry began challenging Baker for the lead Ryan Brought brought out the caution with mechanical issues on lap 16. Baker got a tremendous restart over Henry with Conley, Dietrich and Reed staying close.

With the crossed flags in the air Henry drove to Baker's inside to grab the lead with Conley taking second a lap later. Henry caught the back of the field on lap 22 but maintained a 1.5 second lead over Conley with Baker, Dietrich and 16th starter Tyler Gunn in tow. With 15 laps to go Henry had a comfortable lead while Conley rain uncontested for second but a fantastic battle was going on for third involving Baker, Gunn and Dietrich.

Gunn's charge came to a halt with a flat tire with 10 laps to go, necessitating a fuel stop. When the race resumed Henry pulled away from Conley with Dietrich taking the third position over 13th starter Cole Duncan and 17th starter DJ Netto. In clean air and no traffic Henry built his lead to over 2.5 seconds and drove away to the win over Conley, Dietrich, Duncan and Netto.

The FAST 305 A-main saw Luke Griffith and Street in the front row and when the green flew Griffith had the slight advantage until Street drove to his outside coming to complete the first lap. Griffith spun on lap four, collecting fifth place runner, Jordan Ryan. On the restart Griffith would stop again, ending his night.

When the green flew once again Street held the lead over Stroup, Paul Weaver, Jimmy McGrath, Kyle Capodice and John Ivy. With laps to go Street was mired in heavy lapped traffic allowing Stroup to close but a spin by Ken Rossey brought out the final caution.

Stroup made an attempt for the lead on the ensuing restart but Street kept his momentum on the high side. The mover was Capodice who utilized the bottom groove to move from fourth to second in one lap. Street was too strong though and drove to the win over Capodice, Weaver, Ivy and Stroup.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics will be back in action Friday, Aug. 17 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio followed by the series' first ever visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio on Saturday, Aug. 18. There are only four series events remaining in 2018.

The JLH General Contractor Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro will compete Friday, Aug. 17 at Attica Raceway Park as only three events remain this season.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont.

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads – www.allproheads.com

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads as well as the new generation 3 and Mopar W9RP heads. All Pro caters to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's sprints, super late models, drag racing, off-road, marine or road racing, you can’t on All Pro.

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont, Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. For more information call Jon Horn at 419-559-9449.

About Ohio Logistics – www.ohiologistics.com

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Ohio Logistics provides all the assets and operational support necessary to meet your most sophisticated logistical requirements. The company’s story is one of very impressive growth. Started in June of 1988, Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center, Inc. opened in the General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone #151 in the Tall Timbers Business Park. By 1996 the company had grown to 5 locations in 3 States and started doing business as Ohio Logistics. Currently Ohio Logistics is in 18 locations in 6 states operating over 6,000,000 square feet. Built on a sound financial base, Ohio Logistics will strive to exceed your expectations regarding your leasing and supply-chain management needs.

About Engine Pro

Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro produces high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributor at enginepro.com

FAST 410 winners 2018

April 21, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz

May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Byron Reed

May 5, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (2)

May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Stuart Brubaker

May 25, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (3)

June 1, Attica Raceway Park – Cap Henry

June 2, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (4)

June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Broc Martin

June 30, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews

July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – Cale Conley

July 7, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews (2)

July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Travis Philo

Aug. 4, Fremont Speedway - Cap Henry

Aug. 11, Mansfield Motor Speedway - Cap Henry (2)

JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro Points

1. Jamie Miller, 2433 pts.

2. John Ivy – 104 pts.

3. Tyler Street – 178pts.

4. Kyle Peters – 194 pts.

5. Brandon Moore – 196 pts.

6. Kyle Capodice – 215 pts.

7. Seth Schneider – 262 pts.

8. Bobby Clark – 302 pts.

9. Matt Lucius – 574 pts.

10. Dustin Rall – 1056 pts.

FAST 305 winners in 2018

May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Dustin Stroup

May 5, Fremont Speedway – Bobby Clark

May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Paul Weaver

May 26, Fremont Speedway – Steve Rando

June 15, Limaland Motorsports Park – Jamie Miller

June 16, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (2)

June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Jamie Miller (3)

June 30, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (4)

July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – John Ivy

July 6, Attica Raceway Park – Dustin Stroup (2)

July 13, Limaland Motorsports Park – Alvin Roepke

July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Paul Weaver (2)

July 28, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (5)

Aug. 3, Limaland Motorsports Park – Jamie Miller (6)

Aug. 11, Mansfield Motor Speedway - Tyler Street

Results Aug. 11, 2018

Mansfield Motor Speedway

Starting position - [*]

FAST 410 Sprints

Qualifying 1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.685; 2. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.740; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 14.770; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 14.776; 5. 83-Rob Chaney, 14.786; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.790; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.801; 8. 23-DJ Foos, 14.802; 9. O9-Craig Mintz, 14.865; 10. 97-Broc Martin, 14.905; 11. 4H-Cap Henry, 14.934; 12. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 14.987; 13. 45-Trevor Baker, 15.006; 14. 5-Byron Reed, 15.009; 15. 17-Caleb Helms, 15.113; 16. 60-Kory Crabtree, 15.128; 17. 19-Mitch Harble, 15.174; 18. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 15.187; 19. 23B-Chase Baker, 15.260; 20. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 15.293; 21. 11N-Dj Netto, 15.332; 22. 57X-Andrew Palker, 15.343; 23. 7DK-Dylan Kingan, 15.355; 24. 33D-Tyler Dunn, 15.380; 25. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 15.492; 26. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 15.521; 27. 8J-Jess Stiger, 15.600; 28. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 15.638; 29. 7-Troy Kingan, 15.876; 30. 59J-Kirk Jeffries, 16.131

Heat #1 - (8)Laps - Top 4 Transfer 1. 45-Trevor Baker[1]; 2. 83-Rob Chaney[3]; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan[4]; 5. 11N-Dj Netto[6]; 6. 9M-Jordan Ryan[7]; 7. 7-Troy Kingan[8]

Heat #2 - (8)Laps - Top 4 Transfer 1. 5-Byron Reed[1]; 2. 97-Broc Martin[2]; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton[3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[4]; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5]; 6. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[8]; 7. 20i-Kesley Ivy[7]

Heat #3 - (8)Laps - Top 4 Transfer 1. 4H-Cap Henry[2]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley[3]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms[1]; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[4]; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[7]; 6. 23B-Chase Baker[5]; 7. 7DK-Dylan Kingan[6]

Heat #4 - (8)Laps - Top 4 Transfer 1. 48-Danny Dietrich[4]; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree[1]; 3. A79-Brandon Wimmer[5]; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2]; 5. 33D-Tyler Dunn[6]; 6. 23-DJ Foos[3]; 7. 16M-Danny Mumaw[7]

B-Main - (10)Laps - Top 5 Transfer 1. 11N-Dj Netto[1]; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2]; 3. 9M-Jordan Ryan[5]; 4. 23-DJ Foos[8]; 5. 19-Mitch Harble[13]; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[3]; 7. 16M-Danny Mumaw[12]; 8. 20i-Kesley Ivy[10]; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[6]; 10. 23B-Chase Baker[7]; 11. 7-Troy Kingan[9]; 12. 7DK-Dylan Kingan[11]; 13. 33D-Tyler Dunn[4]

A-Main - (40)Laps 1. 4H-Cap Henry[4]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley[5]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[3]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan[13]; 5. 11N-Dj Netto[17]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer[12]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[14]; 8. 5-Byron Reed[1]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[2]; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16]; 11. 23-DJ Foos[20]; 12. 22B-Ryan Broughton[10]; 13. O9-Craig Mintz[9]; 14. 35-Stuart Brubaker[18]; 15. 9M-Jordan Ryan[19]; 16. 16-Chris Andrews[15]; 17. 23B-Chase Baker[22]; 18. 17-Caleb Helms[11]; 19. 97-Broc Martin[6]; 20. 60-Kory Crabtree[8]; 21. 83-Rob Chaney[7]; 22. 19-Mitch Harble[21]

FAST Hard Charger: 23-DJ Foos +9

FAST 305

Qualifying 1. 26-Jamie Miller, 16.183; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver, 16.372; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore, 16.392; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice, 16.411; 5. 97-Kyle Peters, 16.488; 6. 77I-John Ivy, 16.503; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith, 16.528; 8. 4s-Tyler Street, 16.559; 9. 1BB-Jordan Ryan, 16.561; 10. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr, 16.646; 11. 21-Dustin Stroup, 16.808; 12. 36-Seth Schneider, 16.820; 13. 47-Matt Lucius, 16.863; 14. 73-Joe Armbruster, 16.881; 15. Z10-Kevin Mingus, 16.901; 16. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy, 16.961; 17. 14-Luke Daughtery, 16.972; 18. 8-Bobby Clark, 16.980; 19. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh, 17.417; 20. 66-Ken Rossey, 17.443; 21. 25R-Matt Russell, 17.460; 22. 11X-George Englert, 17.606; 23. 13-Jeremy Duposki, 17.628; 24. 39C-Scott Riley, 17.749; 25. 18R-Duffy Rubel, 17.761; 26. 75-Jerry Dahms, 22.419

Heat #1 - (8)Laps - Top 5 Transfer 1. 11G-Luke Griffith[2]; 2. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[1]; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[3]; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[4]; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[5]; 6. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy[6]; 7. 11X-George Englert[8]; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7]; 9. 18R-Duffy Rubel[9]

Heat #2 - (8)Laps - Top 5 Transfer 1. 4s-Tyler Street[2]; 2. 21-Dustin Stroup[1]; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[3]; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[4]; 5. 73-Joe Armbruster[5]; 6. 66-Ken Rossey[7]; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[9]; 8. 14-Luke Daughtery[6]; 9. 13-Jeremy Duposki[8]

Heat #3 - (8)Laps - Top 5 Transfer 1. 1BB-Jordan Ryan[2]; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[1]; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[6]; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[4]; 5. Z10-Kevin Mingus[5]; 6. 77I-John Ivy[3]; 7. 39C-Scott Riley[8]; 8. 25R-Matt Russell[7]

A-Main - (25)Laps 1. 4s-Tyler Street[2]; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[7]; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[11]; 4. 77I-John Ivy[18]; 5. 21-Dustin Stroup[6]; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[9]; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[12]; 8. 97-Kyle Peters[8]; 9. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[4]; 10. 73-Joe Armbruster[14]; 11. 26-Jamie Miller[10]; 12. Z10-Kevin Mingus[15]; 13. 11X-George Englert[19]; 14. 66-Ken Rossey[17]; 15. 47-Matt Lucius[13]; 16. 14-Luke Daughtery[23]; 17. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[22]; 18. 75-Jerry Dahms[20]; 19. 39C-Scott Riley[21]; 20. 13-Jeremy Duposki[24]; 21. 36-Seth Schneider[5]; 22. 11G-Luke Griffith[1]; 23. 1BB-Jordan Ryan[3]; 24. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy[16]

FAST Hard Charger: 77i-John Ivy +14

BOSS

Qualifying 1. 82-Mike Miller, 18.225; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle, 18.266; 3. 18-Dallas Hewitt, 18.327; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall, 18.421; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 18.589; 6. 19-Matt Cooley, 18.607; 7. 87-Paul Dues, 18.692; 8. 14-Chad Wilson, 18.710; 9. 6-Bill Rose, 18.368; 10. 44-Joe Liguori, 18.703; 11. 44s-Michael Fischesser, 18.799; 12. 91x-Aaron Middaugh, 19.041; 13. 5-Bob McMillen, 19.260; 14. 14J-Eric Jennings, 19.377; 15. 31L-Buddy Lowther, 19.531; 16. 66-Mark Rossey, 20.613; 17. 9G-Cody Gardener, 18.134; 18. 42-Ty Tilton, 18.365; 19. 77-Kory Crabtree, 18.777; 20. 21-Carmen Perigo, 18.909; 21. 24L-Lee Underwood, 19.068; 22. 86-Rick Holley, 19.410; 23. 18D-Bobby Distel, 19.575; 24. 97-Scott Hardman, 99.000; 25. 57-Clinton Boyles, 18.235; 26. 53-Steve Little, 18.494; 27. 9N-Luke Hall, 18.800; 28. 79-Mike Burkin, 19.182; 29. 320-George Willard, 19.386; 30. 35-Tyler Powell, 19.902; 31. 3-Joe Butera, 19.996

Heat #1 - (8)Laps - Top 4 Transfer 1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3]; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall[1]; 3. 18-Dallas Hewitt[2]; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5]; 5. 82-Mike Miller[4]; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[8]; 7. 87-Paul Dues[7]; 8. 19-Matt Cooley[6]

Heat #2 - (8)Laps - Top 4 Transfer 1. 6-Bill Rose[4]; 2. 44s-Michael Fischesser[2]; 3. 44-Joe Liguori[3]; 4. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[1]; 5. 5-Bob McMillen[5]; 6. 31L-Buddy Lowther[7]; 7. 66-Mark Rossey[8]; 8. 14J-Eric Jennings[6]

Heat #3 - (8)Laps - Top 4 Transfer 1. 42-Ty Tilton[3]; 2. 9G-Cody Gardener[4]; 3. 77-Kory Crabtree[2]; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[5]; 5. 86-Rick Holley[6]; 6. 18D-Bobby Distel[7]; 7. 21-Carmen Perigo[1]

Heat #4 - (8)Laps - Top 4 Transfer 1. 9N-Luke Hall[2]; 2. 57-Clinton Boyles[4]; 3. 53-Steve Little[3]; 4. 79-Mike Burkin[1]; 5. 320-George Willard[5]; 6. 35-Tyler Powell[6]; 7. 3-Joe Butera[7]

B-Main - (10)Laps - Top 6 Transfer 1. 82-Mike Miller[1]; 2. 14-Chad Wilson[5]; 3. 14J-Eric Jennings[14]; 4. 5-Bob McMillen[2]; 5. 87-Paul Dues[9]; 6. 18D-Bobby Distel[7]; 7. 320-George Willard[4]; 8. 66-Mark Rossey[10]; 9. 35-Tyler Powell[8]; 10. 3-Joe Butera[12]; 11. 31L-Buddy Lowther[6]; 12. 86-Rick Holley[3]; 13. 19-Matt Cooley[13]

A-Main - (25)Laps 1. 33M-Matt Westfall[1]; 2. 42-Ty Tilton[3]; 3. 6-Bill Rose[7]; 4. 18-Dallas Hewitt[9]; 5. 44s-Michael Fischesser[6]; 6. 9G-Cody Gardener[4]; 7. 9N-Luke Hall[2]; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13]; 9. 57-Clinton Boyles[5]; 10. 77-Kory Crabtree[11]; 11. 14-Chad Wilson[18]; 12. 24L-Lee Underwood[15]; 13. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8]; 14. 53-Steve Little[12]; 15. 82-Mike Miller[17]; 16. 44-Joe Liguori[10]; 17. 5-Bob McMillen[20]; 18. 14J-Eric Jennings[19]; 19. 18D-Bobby Distel[22]; 20. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[14]; 21. 87-Paul Dues[21]; 22. 79-Mike Burkin[16]

Hard Charger: 14-Chad Wilson +7

 

 

Danny Varin Tops Lucas Oil ESS Field at Can-Am

By Dean Reynolds

LaFARGEVILLE, NY – Danny Varin will tell you that he just hasn’t felt comfortable for most of the year in his familiar #00. But he again put together 25 strong laps to pick up the win Friday night at the Can-Am Speedway. The win was worth $2,085 and fourth this year on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) 35th Anniversary Tour.

Taking the lead on lap five of the Mach 1 Chassis A-Main when leaders Paulie Colagiovanni and Matt Tanner came together, Varin never looked back in the NAPA Auto Parts US and E&V Energy I90/81 Series event besting Paul Kinney and Billy VanInwegen for the podium finishes.

“We have been struggling some this year but they had the car phenomenal tonight, I just felt so comfortable,” said the Fonda, NY native, “I actually was just trying to make sure I got the car to the end.”

Varin did admit he was a little lucky getting the lead, “They (Colagiovanni and Tanner) were just going for the lead and the same spot, it was a racing deal but we were lucky to avoid it as I was going low anyways,” he went on, “The lap traffic was throwing me a curve as the dirty air was moving my car all over.”

The caution lights came on in the late stages and Varin welcomed the slow down, “Usually I like the lap traffic as I seem to be able to make the right passes but this time I wanted to be back in clean air,” he continued, “I mean there are a lot of good cars here but I just felt the clean air was better for me.”

The runner-up spot for Kinney was a welcomed sight for the driver that has had some trouble finding speed during the 2018 campaign, Unlike Varin, Kinney was welcoming the late race caution, “I actually didn’t want to see the yellow as I seem to be catching Danny a little bit,” Kinney talk about the late stages, “On the restart he pulled out about ten car lengths and that was about it.”

Still, the Durhamville, NY driver was happy with his finish, “It’s just good to get a strong finish and to finish second to Danny feels real good,” Kinney went on about his performance as of late, “It seemed we were having problems even qualifying at some races, last week we got sixth and now here so we hope we can keep the momentum going.”

For VanInwegen, he came from the dash (which he won) to start 13th and make it home third, “We learned a lot from the dash and just had a real good car,” he said, “I’m glad we were better on the ½ mile, our short track program seemed to be a bit better this year,”

He went on, “The guys have been working hard to get me to what I like on set-ups. We are still learning as this is our first time on the entire ESS tour. It’s been tough but we are having fun.”

Jeff Cook and Jason Barney rounded out the top five, the next five was made up of Mike Mahaney who earned hard charger honors coming from 25th, Tanner rebounding for seventh, Steve Poirier, Jonathan Preston and Brett Wright.

A total of 32 sprints filled the pits in front of a big crowd.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main at Land of Legends – Danny Varin ($2,085), Paul Kinney ($1,035), Billy VanInwegen ($935), Jeff Cook ($630), Jason Barney ($555), Mike Mahaney ($220), Matt Tanner ($480), Steve Poirier ($445), Jonathan Preston ($410), Brett Wright ($400), Kelly Hebing ($395), Scott Holcomb ($320), Denny Peebles ($350), Josh Flint ($150), Alex Vigneault ($375), Keith Granholm ($350), Jeff Trombley ($300), Paul Pekkonen ($300), Dalton Herrick ($350), Pete Richardson ($300), Dave Axton ($500), Paulie Colagiovanni ($325), Mike Kiser ($350), Coleman Gulick ($325), Dylan Swiernik ($300), Yan Bilodeau ($350)

DNQ – Chad Miller, Chris Jones, Shawn Donath, Matt Billings, Emily VanInwegen, Tyler Trump

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Donath, Gulick, Tanner, Varin $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Colagiovanni, Kinney, Tanner, Poirier $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Varin $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Kiser $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Mahaney (19 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Flint $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Peebles $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Bilodeau - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Barney $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Hebing $35

L&J Landscaping/Cobra Coaches Dash – VanInwegen ($125), Vigneault ($75), Herrick ($50), Granholm ($50)

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Just Missed – Jones $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Varin, Kinney, VanInwgen $10

Hoosier Tire – Axton $200

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Wilmot Raceway

By Michael H. Babicz & Bryan Gapinski
Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, August 11, 2018---Ryan Probst won the 9th annual "Salute to Harry Turner" 25-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series feature Saturday, August 11 at Wilmot Raceway. It was the New Lenox, Illinois driver's first career Badger feature victory in his second time ever competing at Wilmot,
"The track was really fast," said Probst, after becoming the event’s seventh different winner. "I knew Scott (Hatton) was coming because I could see his number on the scoreboard. I knew I couldn't give him the opportunity to pass me, and the lapped cars fell perfectly for me. I was expecting to see the nose of his car on the last lap. It's great to finally get a Badger feature victory. I have to thank my family and crew for all of their support."
Kurt Mayhew paced the opening lap, while Probst passed four cars to move into second place lap. One lap later Probst took over the top position, when the event’s only caution appeared for a stalled car.
Probst continued to lead after the restart, while fast qualifier Scott Hatton of Sharon was advancing through the field, reaching fourth place by the completion of lap 6, and third place one lap later.
Probst began lapping the tail of the field on lap 8, when Hatton moved into second place. Hatton trailed Probst by two-car lengths at the midway point. Another group of lapped cars kept “the pressure” on Probst between laps 15-17. Hatton continued to trail Probst by a car length. Behind the leaders an excellent battle for the remainder of the top five waged between Chase McDermond of Springfield, Illinois, Milwaukee's Jordan Mattson, and Mitchell Davis of Auburn, Illinois.
With the lead duo out of traffic and a clear track for the final six laps, Probst was flawless holding off Hatton to score a two-car length victory, driving the Probst Motorsports owned Spike/Chevrolet No. 99 to the win. Hatton settle for second. Davis third. McDermond fourth and Mattson completed the top five. Mattson also won the Howard Law Cash Draw, a bonus for a randomly selected feature finishing position. Eighth place Kevin Olson claimed the Advance Race Suspensions Hard Charger Award improving 11 spots from originally starting 19th.
The Modified 15-lap feature proved one of the closest finishes ever for the one-third mile clay oval on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds. The final five circuits saw Genoa City brothers Nick Simons and Mike Simons II go wheel to wheel. The two were in a dead heat down the backstretch a half lap from the finish. Nick Simons stuck to the inside while his older brother tried to make the high side stick down the front straightaway. At the checkered flag it became the transponder scoring showing Nick Simons winning his third feature of the season by .035 seconds over Mike Simons II. Eagle's Steve Mueller was third. Tim Hamburg of Dixon, Illinois took fourth. Mukwonago's Mike Knurr completed the top five.
Milwaukee's Jordan Mattson, who did double duty competing in a midget and AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint, went wire to wire as the 2017 Wilmot Champion scored his first 20-lap feature win of the season. The red flag three laps into the main for a double-flip by fellow Illinois drivers Matt Vandervere of Zion and Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, with neither injured, failed to disturb Mattson's rhythm. In the closing laps Jimmy Kouba of Byron, Minnesota closed the gap, but could not real Mattson in having to settle for second. Oconomowoc's Ryan Zielski was third. Point leader Tim Cox of Park City, Illinois continued his consistency finishing fourth. Greg Olsen of Round Lake Heights, Illinois was fifth.
Three-time and defending champion Pat Rossmann of Wadsworth, Illinois took top spot following a caution to go on to his third 15-lap street stock feature win of the season. Cody Erickson of Algonquin, Illinois came on to finish a strong second. Brandon Mertes of Antioch, Illinois finished third improving from 10th starting spot. Bristol's Dustin Richards was fourth. Chad Hagler of McHenry, Illinois rounded out the top five.
The Milwaukee Stock Car (MSC) Vintage Racing feature was won by Jeremy Allard of Ringle in a Modified Racing Association (MRA) style car powered by a small block Chevy originally built in 1975 and driven by Mike Neary. Heat race winner Clair Kimmel of Hales Corners in a 1980 Shores Chassis sprint car was second. Ringle's Jeff Allard of Oak Creek, brother of the winner, was third in a 1926 Ford Model T bodied modified with a 340 Magnum engine. Wyocena's Ralph E. Pulver in a early 1980s Czarnecki chassis modified with a 1940 Ford body and a 327 cubic inch carbureted Chevy engine was fourth. Waukesha's Craig Rambo in a 1979 Trostle sprint car from Bill Utz's Sedalia, Missouri shop where it was sitting hidden away for 32 years finished fifth.
The annual Kenosha County Fair moves into Wilmot Raceway starting Wednesday, August 15 through Sunday, August 19. Starting off the grandstand events are Digger Doug's 3rd Annual ATV/UTV Stadium Style Kenosha County Fair Showdown sponsored by Nielsen Enterprises of Lake Villa, Illinois. Practice begins at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 6:30 p.m.
On Thursday, August 16 will feature the traditional truck and tractor pulls along with the always popular combine demolition derby. Pulls begin at 6:30 p.m.
The one-third mile clay oval hosts the Dairland Duel featuring Dirt King Late Models. The rescheduled Tommy Homan Street Stock Special sponsored by Choppers Bar & Grill of Antioch, Illinois along with modifieds and Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars are on the fair program as well. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with racing slated for 6:45 p.m. Friday Grandstand admission is $5.00 for ages 12 & over in addition to the regular fair admission.
On Saturday, August 18 the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Outlaw Sprints invade their original home track In their final appearance of the season for the Roger Iles Tribute sponsored by Carriage Auto Body of Waukegan, Illinois. AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints and Wisconsin-Illinois Mini-Sprints round out the all sprint car fair spectacular. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with racing slated at 6:45 p.m. Saturday Grandstand admission is $7.00 for ages 12 & over in addition to the regular fair admission.
The always wild Derby Icons Demolition Derby closes out the grandstand events Sunday, August 19 with a doubleheader of destruction at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. sponsored by WIIL 95 Rock. Grandstand is free on Sunday.
For fair information check kenoshacofair.com and for racing updates wilmotraceway.com or either Facebook pages. The Wilmot Raceway trackside race line 262-862-2090 features weather updates for racing events.
Wilmot Raceway is located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot, Wisconsin with acres of free parking available.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018
BADGER MIDGETS HARRY TURNER CLASSIC 25-lap Feature: 1. Ryan Probst, New Lenox, IL; 2. Scott Hatton, Sharon; 3. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL; 4. Chase McDermand, Springfield, IL; 5. Jordan Mattson, Milwaukee; 6. Tyler Baran, Joliet, IL; 7. Zach Boden, Cambridge; 8. Kevin Olson, Machesny Park, IL; 9. Kurt Mayhew, Demotte, IN; 10. Brian Petersen, Mukwonago; 11. Mike Stroik, West Bend; 12. Kyle Brinkman, Platteville; 13. Kyle Koch, McFarland; 14. Eric Reibenstein, Joliet, IL; 15. Jake Goeglein, Sullivan; 16. Harrison Kleven, Marshall; 17. Rich Drangmeister, Madison; 18. Tristan Koeings, Van Dyne; 19. Denny Smith, Mukwonago; 20. Marty Saso, Elgin, IL(Did Not Start).
8-lap Winners: Olson; Mayhew: Hatton.
Fast Qualifier: Hatton (:15.117 seconds).
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Jordan Mattson, Milwaukee; 2. Jimmy Kouba, Byron, MN; 3. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 4. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 5. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 6. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL; 7. James Walldan, Kenosha; 8. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL; 9. Patrick Haynes, Manteno, IL; 10. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 11. Jake Kouba, Minneapolis, MN; 12. Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove; 13. Nathan Crane, Waukegan, IL; 14. Craig Lager, Union Grove; 15. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 16. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 17. Scott Grissom, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 18. Derek Crane, Waukegan; 19. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 20. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor; 21. Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL; 22. Craig Campton, Madison.
1st 10-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Schenck; 2. Lager; 3. Grissom; 4. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 5. Tyler Tischendorfer, Waupaca; 6. Zach Hansen, New Berlin; 7. Chris Howerton, McHenry; 8. Steve Clott, Bradley, IL; 9. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 10. Rod Colburn, Muskego; 11. William Huck, Mukwonago(DNS); 12. Garrett Deieso, Wadsworth, IL(DNS).
2nd 10-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. D. Crane; 2. Davis; 3. Paulsen; 4. Tom Eller, Zion; 5. Kevin Hinich, Kenosha; 6. Natalie Klemko, Grayslake, IL; 7. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 8. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 9. James Wehrman, Kenosha; 10. Paul Schaeffer, Milwaukee; 11. Johnny Fahl, Brown Deer(DNS).
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Jake Kouba; Sivia; Cox; Zielski.
FAST QUALIFIER: Sivia(:14.720 seconds).

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

ANDERSON, Ind. – Chris Neuenschwander was simply not going to be denied during Saturday night’s Must See Racing Sprint Car Series stop at Anderson Speedway.

Making his first appearance with the series in a full year, Neuenschwander powered from seventh on the grid to take the lead in just three laps and never looked back. He powered away over the final 48 circuits while dancing effortlessly in and out of slower traffic, putting on a clinic at the quarter-mile.

The New Haven, Ind., driver ultimately lapped everyone in the field except for runner-up Jimmy McCune, taking the checkered flag first by an astounding margin of 7.813 seconds.

Saturday’s win was Neuenschwander’s third with Must See Racing, his second at Anderson and his first in the series since the 2016 finale at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway.

An emotional victory lane celebration saw Neuenschwander storm up on top of the wing and pump both fists in the air, letting out near-primal screams of jubilation after one of the most dominant performances in series history.

“I know I may have been a bit of the cause of a shakeup on the start there, and I apologize for that, but I was determined to get to the front tonight,” Neuenschwander noted in victory lane. “You can’t ever count out someone like Jimmy McCune. The win list on his tail tank says it all. But I knew I wasn’t going to let him win tonight.

“This was one of the best cars I’ve ever had,” added Neuenschwander. “I could do just about anything I needed to with it and put it wherever on the race track that it had to go to get by people. What a night. This is awesome.”

Neuenschwander’s win was made even more special by the fact that not only did he redeem a near-miss from the non-winged sprint car feature at Anderson on Aug. 2, where he blew a motor while leading, but his long-time car owner Ron Koehler was the first to meet him in victory lane during the celebration.

“This is all for Ron Koehler,” an emotional Neuenschwander noted. “He gave me my only chance in a sprint car, ever. He’s an amazing person and I will drive for him over anybody, at any time, just because of that. He’s got a good heart, he’s been racing forever and I’m just so happy he’s here with us tonight.”

The race ran all 50 laps uninterrupted, but a multi-car incident in the first two corners forced a complete restart after Jerry Caryer spun in turn two, collecting Adam Biltz, Anthony McCune and Derek Bischak.

That moved Neuenschwander from the inside of row four to the inside of row three, and when the green flag waved again after an eight-minute stoppage for cleanup, Neuenschwander wasted no time.

He charged from sixth to third in three corners, dispatched Jeff Bloom for second the next time around and used an outside-inside crossover off the second turn to overhaul polesitter Tom Jewell for the race lead down the backstretch on the third revolution.

After that, no one could get close to the No. 10 Pro Strip/NAPA Auto Parts machine. He opened up a three-second gap in the first 12 laps and despite hitting heavy traffic for the first time on lap 17, Neuenschwander never wavered in his command over the field.

Jimmy McCune finished a distant second and afterwards cited an ill-handling race car, as well as trouble navigating slower traffic, as the reason for his downfall in the main event.

“We’ve been junk all year. We just got lucky and squeezed out a few wins this year. We just haven’t hit the setup all season,” said a disappointed McCune. “There’s not much you can say. They had a great race and we’re just the bridesmaids again. We’ll go forward and see if we can’t figure out what’s up with this monster.

“We got screwed every time we’d get to traffic tonight, too,” he continued. “There were times in the open when I thought I’d start gaining on him, but then I’d lose a corner or a straightaway and it was all over after that.”

Anthony McCune rallied from the tail of the field after the opening lap incident, where the right-rear wheel of his car was driven over by Bischak, to complete the podium despite a near-flat right-front tire.

Charlie Schultz and Jewell finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action on Aug. 18 at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway, with the running of the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash.

The finish:

1. Chris Neuenschwander, 2. Jimmy McCune, 3. Anthony McCune, 4. Charlie Schultz, 5. Tom Jewell, 6. Dameron Taylor, 7. Derek Bischak, 8. Jeff Bloom, 9. Jerry Caryer, 10. Brian Vaughn, 11. Adam Biltz, 12. Anthony Linkenhoker, 13. Jim Payne, 14. Christian Koehler.

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
August 11, 2018

410 RESULTS

D Main, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Dave Blaney (2); 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3); 3. John Carney II (1); 4. Matt Covington (4); 5. Skylar Gee (6); 6. Rager Phillips (5); 7. Harli White (8); 8. Sawyer Phillips (14); 9. Jake Bubak (10); 10. Bobby Mincer (9); 11. RJ Johnson (12); 12. Bill Balog (17); 13. Carson McCarl (7); 14. Tom Harris (16); 15. Bobby McMahan (13); 16. Kevin Ingle (15); 17. Brian Paulus (11); 18. Jenna Frazier (19); 19. Clyde Knipp (18);
C Main, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. Spencer Bayston (6); 3. Skylar Prochaska (1); 4. Josh Baughman (13); 5. Trey Starks (3); 6. Greg Wilson (8); 7. Tasker Phillips (15); 8. Willie Croft (16); 9. Jeff Swindell (17); 10. Chase Johnson (11); 11. Lee Jacobs (10); 12. Kevin Thomas Jr. (20); 13. Dave Blaney (19); 14. Shane Golobic (18); 15. Don Droud Jr. (7); 16. Cale Thomas (4); 17. Clint Garner (5); 18. Skylar Gee (23); 19. Rager Phillips (24); 20. Paige Polyak (14); 21. John Carney II (21); 22. Matt Covington (22); 23. Brady Bacon (12);
B Main, 22 Laps, No Time: 1. Parker Price-Miller (1); 2. Daryn Pittman (3); 3. David Gravel (7); 4. Brock Zearfoss (4); 5. Austin McCarl (9); 6. Lucas Wolfe (2); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (11); 8. Brent Marks (16); 9. Mark Dobmeier (6); 10. Jamie Veal (12); 11. Spencer Bayston (22); 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (19); 13. Kraig Kinser (10); 14. Cory Eliason (5); 15. Brooke Tatnell (18); 16. Sammy Swindell (13); 17. Davey Heskin (14); 18. Josh Schneiderman (20); 19. Skylar Prochaska (21); 20. Jason Sides (17); 21. Hunter Schuerenberg (15); 22. Trey Starks (24); 23. Sammy Walsh (8); 24. Josh Baughman (23);
A Main, 50 Laps, No Time: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Donny Schatz (4); 3. Kyle Larson (3); 4. Aaron Reutzel (5); 5. Tim Kaeding (10); 6. Carson Macedo (8); 7. Chad Kemenah (2); 8. Logan Schuchart (17); 9. Shane Stewart (15); 10. David Gravel (23); 11. Ian Madsen (11); 12. Tim Shaffer (7); 13. Jacob Allen (12); 14. Gio Scelzi (9); 15. Greg Hodnett (14); 16. Dominic Scelzi (25); 17. Daryn Pittman (22); 18. Parker Price-Miller (21); 19. Brock Zearfoss (24); 20. Matt Juhl (20); 21. Paul McMahan (19); 22. Kerry Madsen (6); 23. Terry McCarl (16); 24. Rico Abreu (13); 25. Brian Brown (18);

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

ANDERSON, Ind. – Anthony McCune continues to close in on his first Must See Racing Sprint Car Series victory, and if Hamilton Trucking Time Trials were any indication, it may come Saturday night at Anderson Speedway.

The 20-year-old rolled to his third fast qualifying effort of the season and third of his Must See Racing career with a lap of 10.665 seconds (84.388 mph) in his familiar No. 8 Abe’s Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil sprinter. He leads all drivers in the series in fast times this year.

However, McCune will be looking to convert that early speed into his first win later in the evening.

“Man, the lap was really good … really smooth,” noted McCune. “Obviously this track is pretty tough to pass at, but I’ve got two really fast drivers starting just ahead of me, so my hope is that I can follow them through to the front and then pick them off before it’s all over at the end of the race.”

McCune narrowly missed qualifying for the non-winged Pay Less Little 500 at Anderson in May, something that he said Saturday pushed he and his team to get even stronger.

“It was a bit of a shove for us,” admitted McCune. “We haven’t really run our non-winged program that much over the past few years, but we’ve worked at it to get better and I think it’s showing across everything we’re doing. Hopefully we can break through with a win tonight and show what we’ve done.”

Former Anderson Speedway winner Chris Neuenschwander chased the younger McCune in qualifying, just like he did in practice to kick off the day. Neuenschwander was second-fastest (10.681/84.262) in the No. 10 Pro Strip/NAPA Auto Parts/JC Automotive entry for Koehler Motorsports.

Three-time defending series champion and current points leader Jimmy McCune (10.797/83.356) landed third on the speed charts in the No. 88 Abe’s Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil entry. The uncle to fast qualifier Anthony McCune is a five-time Anderson winner with Must See Racing.

Charlie Schultz and Jerry Caryer completed the top five, followed by Jeff Bloom, Brian Vaughn, Tom Jewell, Christian Koehler and Derek Bischak.

The top 11 qualifiers were covered by eight tenths of a second in two-lap time trials.

McCune was a half-second off the all-time track record of 10.168 seconds (88.513 mph) at the Anderson quarter-mile, set in May of 2013 by former series champion JoJo Helberg.

QUALIFYING RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Anderson Speedway; Aug. 11, 2018

1. #8 – Anthony McCune, 10.665

2. #10 – Chris Neuenschwander, 10.681

3. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 10.797

4. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 11.087

5. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 11.119

6. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 11.141

7. #71 – Brian Vaughn, 11.151

8. #7 – Tom Jewell, 11.234

9. #10k – Christian Koehler, 11.314

10. #81 – Derek Bischak, 11.378

11. #8a – Adam Biltz, 11.465

12. #43 – Jim Payne, 11.872

13. #8t – Dameron Taylor, 12.262

14. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker, 13.121

 

 

Limaland Motorsports Park - 8/10/2018
Lock 16 & K&L Ready Mix Night

K&N Filters UMP Modified King of the Quarter Mile - (10 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 3W-Dylan Woodling[2], 2. 34X-Shane O’Connor[1], 3. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[4], 4. 45P-Brian Post[6], 5. 18-Ryan Sutter[5], 6. 22T-Tony Anderson[3]

Bud Thunderstocks King of the Quarter Mile -(10 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 1M-Jeff Matheny[2], 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1], 3. 463-Daniel Sanchez[4], 4. 22T-Tony Anderson[3], 5. 74-Craig Dippman[6], 6. 15-Jordan Conover[3]

K&L Ready Mix NRA 360 Sprints King of The Quarter Mile - (10 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 17-Jared Horstman[2], 2. 85-Dustin Daggett[4], 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan[1], 4. 18-Todd Heuerman[3], 5. 23-Devon Dobie[5], 6. B20-Butch Schroeder[6]

K&N Filters UMP Modified Invitational-(20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 3W-Dylan Woodling[4]; 2. 65-Todd Sherman[2]; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson[8]; 4. 1-Brenden Rassel[3]; 5. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[11]; 6. ZERO-Brent Hole[10]; 7. 36-Brandon Vaughan[7]; 8. 71-Will Norris[9]; 9. 19B-Brandon Ordway [5]; 10. 9C-Troy Cattarene[15]; 11. 19-Ryan Ordway[6]; 12. 27-Frank Paladino[17]; 13. 18-Ryan Sutter[14]; 14. 9PG-Percy Gendreau[12]; 15. 7-Jordan Conover[1]; 16. 20K-Bill Keeler[13]

Bud Thunderstocks Invitational - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 87-Andy Welch[2]; 2. 15-Jordan Conover[4]; 3. 89-Keith Shockency[1]; 4. 27-Frank Paladino[8]; 5. J2-Rob Trent[12]; 6. 463-Daniel Sanchez[5]; 7. 82-Chris Douglas[7]; 8. 11-Dawson Barker[14]; 9. 22T-Tony Anderson[13]; 10. 1-Mason Bevard[9]; 11. OO-Scott Fritz[10]; 12. O1-Bethany Moler[11]; 13. 1W-Mark Wooten[3]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Invitational - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 17-Jared Horstman[1]; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[2]; 3. 18-Todd Heuerman[3]; 4. 28H-Hud Horton[14]; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder[10]; 6. B20-Butch Schroeder[5]; 7. 28-Phil Gressman[16]; 8. 23-Devon Dobie[15]; 9. 11-Tim Allison[17]; 10. 37-Noah Dunlap[6]; 11. 5W-Jeff Williams[11]; 12. 7J-Joe Swanson[9]; 13. 24-Kobe Allison[13]; 14. 85-Dustin Daggett[4]; 15. 15-Brandon Ferguson[7]; 16. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[12]; 17. 49-Shawn Dancer[8]

 

 

Greg Hodnett Wins One for the PA Posse on Night #1 of the Knoxville Nationals!
Kyle Larson and Donny Schatz First and Second in Points

by Bill Wright

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2018)  Greg Hodnett won his first 410 feature at the Knoxville Raceway since 1994, on Brandt Professional Agriculture Night #1 of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. The Spring Grove, Pennsylvania native led all 25 laps of the main event, holding off Tim Shaffer at the line, and garnering $12,000. Kyle Larson, who finished third, was high point driver of the night, followed by Donny Schatz, who drove from 21st to fifth, and had to make his way to the main event through the B main.

Hodnett led early over Brock Zearfoss, Shaffer, Lucas Wolfe and Gio Scelzi. Scelzi moved into fourth on lap two, while Larson entered the top five. Hodnett was getting into lapped traffic, when Jamie Ball could not avoid Clyde Knipp in turn four and turned over. He was uninjured.

Shaffer snuck under Zearfoss to take over second on the restart, and Scelzi and Larson followed him into third and fourth shortly thereafter. Austin McCarl slowed with motor issues with 14 laps in the books, bringing out the yellow flag. Larson used the restart to get by Scelzi for third. With six laps to go, Dominic Scelzi's top ten run ended when he stopped on the frontstretch.

Hodnett took the field back to green ahead of Shaffer, Larson, Scelzi and Wolfe. Donny Schatz and Ian Madsen, who had to advance through the B main came from the back of the field, used restarts to surge through the field and salvage good point nights.

In the end, Shaffer would make a late charge, but Hodnett was too strong in the Mike Heffner #27. Shaffer finished second, ahead of Larson, Gio Scelzi and Schatz. Ian Madsen (from 22nd), Lucas Wolfe, Aaron Reutzel, Kerry Madsen and Zearfoss rounded out the top ten. Logan Schuchart set quick time on the night, but failed to go to the scales after winning the B. Brady Bacon, Ball, Dominic Scelzi, Clyde Knipp and Zearfoss won heats.

Larson (475) led the top ten in points, ahead of Schatz (474), Reutzel (473), Kerry Madsen (473), Shaffer (471), Gio Scelzi (468), Ian Madsen (467), Hodnett (462), Wolfe (453) and Daryn Pittman (452). (Complete Points Below)

“I knew we were probably sitting ducks,” said Hodnett of his restarts up front. “We only come out here once a year, and I don't know where to go. I'd never really been in a position leading a race here. (Danny) Lasoski was texting (the crew) and giving them a few pointers. I want to thank him for that. This is huge for us after a poor qualifying effort and mediocre heat race.”

“How about this car?” said Shaffer, who won the 50th edition of the Knoxville Nationals. “My guys are making my job a lot easier. We needed to get every point we could get, and every position meant so much. We're in pretty decent shape.”

“I kind of ran a little bit of a sloppy race there,” said the third place Larson. “Our car was really tight on exit, so it made it hard to be smooth and consistent anywhere I ran. All in all, it was a good night. We came and did what we had to do. Last year, I was a little nervous after Wednesday, having to talk to Chip (Ganassi), but we're good to come back Saturday this year.”

The 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Saturday, August 11. There are still tickets available for the biggest event in sprint car racing! For more information, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Brandt Professional Agriculture Night #1 of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (3), 14.933; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (5), 15.133; 3. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (24), 15.139; 4. 15, Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND (1), 15.208; 5. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary's, NSW, Aust. (18), 15.282; 6. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (2), 15.296; 7. 0, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (35), 15.305; 8. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.346; 9. 4K, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (12), 15.350; 10. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (45), 15.368; 11. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (17), 15.406; 12. 13X, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (10), 15.422; 13. 49X, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA (40), 15.424; 14. 24W, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (28), 15.438; 15. 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (20), 15.439; 16. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (15), 15.485; 17. 27, Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove, PA (23), 15.531; 18. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (6), 15.577; 19. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (37), 15.588; 20. 4, Brock Zearfoss, Jonesville, PA (21), 15.614; 21. 11, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (25), 15.647; 22. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (31), 15.649; 23. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (41), 15.656; 24. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (30), 15.664; 25. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (26), 15.731; 26. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (39), 15.769; 27. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.811; 28. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (38), 15.824; 29. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (34), 15.827; 30. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (7), 15.854; 31. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (33), 15.858; 32. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (14), 15.923; 33. 71X, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (19), 15.926; 34. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (13), 15.948; 35. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (27), 15.964; 36. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (22), 15.976; 37. 17WX, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (36), 16.012; 38. 28P, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (32), 16.021; 39. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8), 16.127; 40. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (29), 16.144; 41. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (42), 16.224; 42. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (43), 16.380; 43. 70S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (9), NT; 44. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16), NT; 45. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (44), NT.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:39.9: 1. Brady Bacon (1); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Gio Scelzi (6); 4. Roger Crockett (4) / 5. Logan Schuchart (8); 6. Brent Marks (3); 7. Daryn Pittman (7); 8. Davey Heskin (5); 9. Chase Johnson (9)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:41.3: 1. Jamie Ball (2); 2. Sammy Walsh (4); 3. Greg Hodnett (5); 4. Kerry Madsen (8) / 5. Shane Golobic (1); 6. Paul McMahan (6); 7. Lynton Jeffrey (7); 8. Sawyer Phillips (3); 9. Kevin Ingle (9)

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:40.2: 1. Dominic Scelzi (4); 2. Tim Shaffer (6); 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (2); 4. Aaron Reutzel (8) / 5. Bill Balog (3); 6. Austin McCarl (7); 7. Jason Sides (5); 8. Brian Paulus (1); DNS - 9. Jeff Swindell

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.3: 1. Clyde Knipp (2); 2. Matt Juhl (4); 3. Bobby Mincer (1); 4. Lucas Wolfe (6) / 5. Donny Schatz (8); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (3); 7. Sheldon Haudenschild (5); 8. Kasey Kahne (7) DNS - 9. AJ Moeller

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:39.7: 1. Brock Zearfoss (5); 2. Kyle Larson (7); 3. Chase Wanner (2); 4. Willie Croft (3) / 5. James McFadden (6); 6. Ian Madsen (8); 7. Jake Bubak (1); 8. Cole Duncan (4) DNS - 9. Tasker Phillips

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:15.7: 1. Donny Schatz (2); 2. Ian Madsen (3); 3. Daryn Pittman (4); 4. Austin McCarl (6) / 5. Paul McMahan (8); 6. James McFadden (9); 7. Kasey Kahne (7); 8. Sheldon Haudenschild (12); 9. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 10. Brent Marks (14); 11. Cole Duncan (13); 12. Bill Balog (16); 13. Shane Golobic (18); 14. Sawyer Phillips (15); 15. Davey Heskin (10); 16. Jason Sides (11); 17. Hunter Schuerenberg (17); 18. Chase Johnson (21); 19. Brian Paulus (19); DQ (Scales) - Logan Schuchart (1) DNS - 21. Jake Bubak; 22. Kevin Ingle; 23. Jeff Swindell; 24. AJ Moeller

A main (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Greg Hodnett (2); 2. Tim Shaffer (4); 3. Kyle Larson (6); 4. Gio Scelzi (5); 5. Donny Schatz (21); 6. Ian Madsen (22); 7. Lucas Wolfe (3); 8. Aaron Reutzel (7); 9. Kerry Madsen (8); 10. Brock Zearfoss (1); 11. Daryn Pittman (23); 12. Willie Croft (13); 13. Sammy Walsh (10); 14. Brady Bacon (19); 15. Matt Juhl (12); 16. Roger Crockett (9); 17. Kevin Thomas Jr. (16); 18. Clint Garner (14); 19. Bobby Mincer (20); 20. Chase Wanner (18); 21. Dominic Scelzi (11); 22. Austin McCarl (24); 23. Clyde Knipp (17); 24. Jamie Ball (15). Lap Leader: Hodnett 1-25. Hard-charger: Schatz.

Wednesday Point Totals

1 57 Kyle Larson 475
2 15 Donny Schatz 474
3 87 Aaron Reutzel 473
4 2M Kerry Madsen 473
5 49X Tim Shaffer 471
6 71 Gio Scelzi 468
7 18 Ian Madsen 467
8 27 Greg Hodnett 462
9 24W Lucas Wolfe 453
10 9 Daryn Pittman 452
11 4 Brock Zearfoss 444
12 5H Sammy Walsh 431
13 2KS Austin McCarl 429
14 09 Matt Juhl 423
15 11 Roger Crockett 421
16 41S Dominic Scelzi 416
17 29 Willie Croft 411
18 13X Paul McMahan 405
19 99 Brady Bacon 404
20 0 Lynton Jeffrey 404
21 40 Clint Garner 403
22 4K Kasey Kahne 401
23 3H James McFadden 400
24 1S Logan Schuchart 400
25 71X Kevin Thomas Jr. 398
26 5J Jamie Ball 392
27 10 Clyde Knipp 390
28 85 Chase Wanner 388
29 15M Bobby Mincer 382
30 17 Sheldon Haudenschild 382
31 56N Davey Heskin 371
32 7S Jason Sides 368
33 19 Brent Marks 367
34 17B Bill Balog 362
35 12N Cole Duncan 361
36 3P Sawyer Phillips 351
37 97G Hunter Schuerenberg 347
38 17WX Shane Golobic 342
39 28P Brian Paulus 319
40 9X Jake Bubak 314
41 68 Chase Johnson 312
42 2K Kevin Ingle 302
43 70S Jeff Swindell 298
44 20 AJ Moeller 294
45 7W Tasker Phillips 280

 

 

Kyle Larson Adds Front Row Challenge and $20,000 to His Resume!

Christian Kinnison wins in 305’s

by Bill Wright

Oskaloosa, IA, August 6, 2018 – In a young career that has already seen its share of “firsts”, Kyle Larson became the first driver to win both an Ultimate Challenge and a Front Row Challenge. The Elk Grove, California, who had won the non-wing Ultimate Challenge in both 2011 and 2012, led wire to wire to win Monday’s Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Sports Lighting. Texan Christian Kinnison made his long tow worth it by winning the Badger Contracting IMCA Racesaver 305 sprint car main event.

Larson earned his way to the pole by first winning the $1,000 Keith Hutton Memorial “King of the Hill” Max presented by Deberg Concrete. The four-car match races set the 30-lap feature lineup, which had him on the pole.

He shot out to an advantage early over Kerry Madsen and last year’s winner, Brad Sweet, who had his hands full with another former winner, Shane Stewart. Larson was in lapped traffic by the eighth circuit. At the same time, Sweet shot around Madsen for second on a very racy track surface.

Stewart and Madsen battled hard as well, trading the third spot three times in the middle stages. Meanwhile, up front, Larson was slowed a bit in traffic, but kept a steady lead over Sweet. The only caution of the event flew for debris with just four laps to go.

Larson would maintain his advantage at the finish, ahead of Sweet, Stewart, Kerry Madsen and Gio Scelzi. Spencer Bayston, Ian Madsen, Cory Eliason, Joey Saldana and Chad Kemenah rounded out the top ten. Scelzi set quick time over the 35-car field, while Daryn Pittman, Brock Zearfoss, Ian Madsen and Brian Brown won heats. All heat winners won $500 cash from Rudeen Racing, a $100 certificate from Weld Racing, and a cannister of protein from Nutri-Shop of Maple Grove, Minnesota. Paul Nienhiser claimed the B main.

Paul Silva, who set up both the Larson and Stewart cars, was named Snap-On “Mechanic of the Race” and took home a Snap-On 3/8 Lithium Impact Wrench Set courtesy of Team Steuchel and Dave Magrath Enterprises. Eliason was the hard-charger, winning a KSE Steering Pump. James McFadden won two awards: a $500 certificate from BMRS for the “Back It Up” Award (losing the most spots in the feature), and $500 from Hoseheads.com for being the highest finishing Pennsylvania driver/team. Every A main starter was awarded $100 from Al Driveline.

“This is pretty cool,” said Larson in Victory Lane. “I’ve got a couple of Ultimate Challenge belts, and it’s neat to get one for the Front Row Challenge. It’s $20,000 to win, and one of the biggest races of the year. It’s great to race in front of a packed crowd. The track was awesome. I felt like I did a good job until I got to traffic and I was stalled behind Pittman. The caution came out, and I was a little nervous about that. Brad is so good at the end of these races. We were able to carry the momentum and win it.”

“I was thinking I was trying a little too hard,” said Sweet of his late run. “(Larson) was coming back to me a little bit. I really burnt my tires off. I was driving out of control a little bit, which I usually don’t do. I just wanted to beat this ‘son of a gun.’ He set a good pace and we ended up second. I don’t know that I needed that caution. I had found a little something on the top of turn four. I was just happy that we were able to stop on the front straightaway tonight.”

“This was a good run for us,” said Stewart. “Paul (Silva) was doing double duty, and did a good job, along with Keith and Jacob. We’ve had a tough year and everyone has stuck with me. Team Chevrolet had a good run tonight, and it’s good to see. Kyle did a great job. I felt like my car was pretty good too. Once I found the bottom, we gained some speed. I feel like I’m getting my momentum back at a good time.”

In the 15-lap 305 feature, Brady Forbrook took the early advantage over Mike Johnston and Christian Kinnison. Kinnison would take second from Johnston on lap five. Forbrook entered lapped traffic on lap nine and Kinnison reeled him in. A lap later, he would make the winning pass.

Kinnison’s win was worth $1,000 from Badger Contracting. In addition, he earned a $100 certificate from All-Star Performance. Mike Moore received the $250 BMRS “Back it Up” Award. Forbrook held onto second, ahead of Johnston, Mike Houseman Jr. and Jake Martens. Kaleb Johnson, Moore, Dusty Ballenger, Cody Ledger and Jacob Hughes completed the top ten. Forbrook, Martens and Moore won heats.

“It was definitely a sweet win,” said Kinnison, a Denton, Texas native. “It’s great to put it on the front straightaway and we can’t wait for next year!”

23rd Annual Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting Results

Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge Main Event (started), 30 laps: 1. 57, Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA (1) 2. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (5) 3. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (2) 4. 2m, Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (3) 5. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (4) 6. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (6) 7. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (7) 8. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (15) 9. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (8) 10. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Arvada, OH (14) 11. 9, Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK (13) 12. 4K, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA (12) 13. 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (9) 14. 24, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (10) 15. 4, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (19) 16. 35AU, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (16) 17. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (20) 18. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (18) 19. 17w, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (23) 20. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (11) 21. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (22) 22. 9x, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (21) 23. 59, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (17) DNS – 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN. Lap Leader: Larson 1-30. KSE Hard-charger: Eliason. $500 BMRS “Back it Up” Award: McFadden. $500 Hoseheads Highest Finishing PA Driver: McFadden. Snap-On Mechanic of the Race: Paul Silva.

Seafoam Motor Treatment $500 Quick Time: Gio Scelzi, 15.792.

True Value of Oskaloosa Heat one (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Daryn Pittman (2*) 2. Spencer Bayston (4*) 3. Gio Scelzi (6*) 4. Paul Nienhiser (1) 5. Cory Eliason (3*) 6. James McFadden (5*) 7. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (8) 8. 41s, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (7) 9. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (9)

Plumb Tech Heat two (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Brock Zearfoss (1*) 2. Joey Saldana (4*) 3. Jamie Veal (2*) 4. Kerry Madsen (6*) 5. Sammy Swindell (3*) 6. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (7) 7. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8) 8. Tony Stewart (5*) 9. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (9)

Leaf Filter Heat three (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Ian Madsen (4*) 2. Austin McCarl (1*) 3. Kyle Larson (6*) 4. Chad Kemenah (3*) 5. Lucas Wolfe (5*) 6. Shane Golobic (2) 7. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (7) 8. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (8) DNS – 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA

Taso’s Steak House Heat four (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Brian Brown (3*) 2. Brad Sweet (5*) 3. Sawyer Phillips (1) 4. Shane Stewart (6*) 5. Kasey Kahne (4*) 6. Carson McCarl (2) 7. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (7) DNS – 35, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN

DeBerg Concrete Keith Hutton Memorial “King of the Hill” Max, 2 laps: Round one: Kerry Madsen, Gio Scelzi / Brad Sweet, Ian Madsen Round two: Kyle Larson, Shane Stewart / Spencer Bayston, Joey Saldana Final Round: 1. Kyle Larson (2) 2. Shane Stewart (4) 3. Kerry Madsen (1) 4. Gio Scelzi (3)

Schoenfeld Headers/Chalk Stix B Main (started), 12 laps: 1. Paul Nienhiser (1) 2. Sawyer Phillips (3) 3. Shane Golobic (2) 4. Carson McCarl (4) / 5. Skylar Gee (6) 6. Jamie Ball (7) 7. Tasker Phillips (8) 8. RJ Johnson (9) 9. Bob Weuve (11) 10. Sammy Walsh (5) 11. Kevin Ingle (10) DNS – Dominic Scelzi, Danny Dietrich, Skylar Prochaska, Trey Starks

Badger Contracting IMCA Racesavers

A main (started), 15 laps: 1. 82c, Christian Kinnison, Denton, TX (1) 2. 5, Brady Forbrook, Morgan, MN (2) 3. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (4) 4. 4L, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (6) 5. 48, Jake Martens, Fairview, OK (5) 6. 22, Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD (9) 7. 69, Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (3) 8. 2D, Dustin Ballenger, Harrisburg, SD (16) 9. 47, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (7) 10. 8, Jacob Hughes, Hartford, SD (10) 11. 23s, Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE (21) 12. 80x, CJ Houseman, Des Moines, IA (14) 13. 48T, Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, IA (11) 14. 68+1, Blain Petersen, Essex, IA (13) 15. 45, Monty Ferriera, Fresno, CA (12) 16. 11, Frank Rodgers, Lucas, IA (17) 17. 73, DJ Palmer, Des Moines, IA (19) 18. O5, Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA (15) 19. 3TJ, Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, IA (20) 20. 62, Tim Fricke, Hastings, NE (18) 21. 462, Val Urman, Roseville, MN (8) DNS – 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA, 35K, Chad Koch, Lakeside City, TX. Lap Leaders: Forbrook 1-9, Kinnison 10-15. $250 BMRS “Back It Up” Award: Moore.

Heat one (started), 6 laps: 1. Brady Forbrook (4) 2. Val Urman (1) 3. Tyler Thompson (2) 4. Kaleb Johnson (6) 5. Blain Petersen (7) 6. Tim Fricke (3) 7. Frank Rodgers (8) 8. Joel Thorpe (5)

Heat two (started), 6 laps: 1. Jake Martens (1) 2. Cody Ledger (2) 3. Mike Johnston (6) 4. CJ Houseman (4) 5. Mike Houseman Jr. (8) 6. Dusty Ballenger (7) 7. DJ Palmer (3) 8. Stu Snyder (5)

Heat three (started), 6 laps: 1. Mike Moore (3) 2. Christian Kinnison (7) 3. Monty Ferriera (2) 4. Jacob Hughes (6) 5. Colin Smith (4) 6. Ben Woods (1) 7. Chad Koch (5)

 

 

Jennings Repeats in NCRA Sprint Appearance at Hutch Grand Nationals!

Hutchinson, Kansas – August 4, 2018 - Coming off an emotional win last season in the “Mid-Summer Classic,” veteran Danny Jennings of Norman, Oklahoma solidified his statement on how much he and his crew enjoyed running atop the famed half-mile oval atop the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas as he claimed the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kanas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car portion of the 62nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals presented by Allen Samuels Dodge, Chrysler, Ram and Jeep of Hutchinson on Saturday night.

Jennings, aboard the David Grace Motorsports owned #1j and Jeff Stasa started on the front row for the fifteen-lap championship feature with Jennings and his Patterson Elite powered Maxim chassis taking the lead as the green flag fell.

Third-starting Don Droud, Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska quickly moved into the runner-up position aboard the Ochs Brothers #1x yet there was no catching Jennings as he claimed his fourth overall Hutchinson Grand Nationals championship and second in a row.

Droud and the MAP Inc./Ruff Bailey Cattle Co./Heeke Farms/Jennifer Ann Designs sponsored Schnee chassis would settle for second while Stasa and his Jeff Stasa Motorsports/SBR Motorsports/Keizer Wheels/Simpson/Young Tool Company/Wix Filters/CP Carrillo/5D Composites/Penske Shocks sponsored Eagle chassis finished a strong third. Jake Greider and his Auto Masters Service Center/Speedway motors/Bybee Electric sponsored Maxim chassis #20g came home fourth while the Schroeder Racing Engines powered Maxim chassis of Jeremy Campbell rounded out the top five.

The NCRA Sprint Car series is set to take the track at 81 Speedway in Park City on Saturday night, September 1.

NCRA Sprints

Hutchinson Grand Nationals/Hutchinson, Kansas

August 4, 2018

13 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Danny Jennings, 2) Don Droud, Jr., 3) J.R. Topper 4) Jake Greider, 5) Layne Himbebaugh, 6) Kaden Taylor, 7) Mike Woodruff

2nd Heat: 1) Jeff Stasa, 2) Michelle Decker, 3) Ayrton Genneton, 4) Jeremy Campbell, 5) Matt Howard, 6) Eric Matthews,

A Feature: (15 Laps): 1) Danny Jennings, 2) Don Droud, Jr., 3) Jeff Stasa, 4) Jake Greider, 5) Jeremy Campbell, 6) Michelle Decker, 7) Ayrton Genneton, 8) Matt Howard, 9) J.R Topper 10) Mike Woodruff, 11) Eric Matthews, 12) Kaden Taylor, 13) Layne Himebaugh

 

 

J.D. Johnson Claims Prelude to Hutch Nationals NCRA Sprint Victory!

Hutchinson, Kansas – August 3, 2018 - Coming into Friday night’s racing action, J.D. Johnson of Wichita, Kansas came into race number seven on the season winless on the tour, yet still runner-up in the season point standings. You can now add Johnson as the seventh different feature winner on the season as he claimed the Friday night portion of the “Mid-Summer Classic” as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division at the 62nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals presented by Allen Samuels Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram of Hutchinson.

Johnson and Don Droud, Jr. started on the front row for the fifteen-lap feature with Johnson, aboard the Johnson Motorsports owned, Briley Built powered J&J chassis taking the lead as the green flag fell. Johnson and his Auto Craft, Evans, Relloy USA, Andale Construction, Alternative Pest Control sponsored #98 would lead the entire distance to claim his first series victory of the season. Droud, aboard the Ochs Brothers owned, Don Ott powered Schnee chassis finished second while Versallies, Missouri driver Ayrton Genneton, making his first series and Hutch Nationals appearance, came home third. Jeremy Campbell and his Dan's Cycle/Scott's Well Service/BEPC, Knoche Farms/JP Agronomy/HRP/DMI Penske sponsored Maxim chassis finished fourth while twelfth-starting Danny Jennings brought his Patterson Elite powered Maxim chassis through the field to round out the top five.

NCRA Sprints

Kansas State Fairgrounds/Hutchinson, Kansas

August 3, 2018

14 Cars

1st Heat (6 Laps): 1) J.D. Johnson, 2) Don Droud, Jr., 3) Matt Howard, 4) J.R. Topper, 5) Layne Himebaugh, 6) Eric Matthews, 7) Michelle Decker

2nd Heat (6 Laps): 1) Ayrton Genneton, 2) Jeremy Campbell, 3) Jon Freeman, 4) Kaden Taylor, 5) Jeff Stasa, 6) Danny Jennings, 7) Jake Greider

A Feature (15 Laps): 1) J.D. Johnson, 2) Don Droud, Jr., 3) Ayrton Genneton, 4) Jeremy Campbell, 5) Danny Jennings, 6) Michelle Decker, 7) Jake Greider, 8) Lane Himebaugh, 9) Matt Howard, 10) Jon Freeman, 11) Eric Matthews, 12) Jeff Stasa, 13) Kaden Taylor, 14) J.R. Topper

 

 

Double-X Speedway California, MO August 5, 2018

By: Dean Reichel

For Immediate Release—

This past Sunday night saw the curtain fall on the 2018 season of Sunday Night Thunder at Double-X Speedway. Even though it was the final night of 2018, it was the first night of “Motor Madness” in the winged sprint car division. Engines of all common sprint car sizes, 305, 360 and 410 cubic inches were all represented in the evenings events as a trial to possibly develop a plan for future seasons. 48 Cars checked in for the final evening of competition for 2018.

Two heat races set the feature line up for the feature events in each division. In the sprint car first heat, Taylor Walton, starting shotgun on the field, passed the field on the top side in turns one and two and sailed to the win over Chad Goff, Riley Kreisel, Tyler Utz, Christie Thomason and Bill Porter. The second heat in the division saw Frank Brown pick up the victory, Nathan Benson was second, Kory Bales third, Brian Beebe fourth and Bailey Elliott fifth.

The 600cc Micro Sprints contested two heat races also. In heat one it was young Tyler Davenport picking up the win over a hard charging Aubrey Smith, with Nick Schaefer third Kyle Schlotz fourth, Tyler Kuykendall fifth, Steve Finn sixth and Jase Wingate seventh. Heat race Number two saw Tom Curran pick up the win over Travis Arnold, Nick Rasa, Gregory Bledsoe, Travis Rewerts and Tim England.

A dozen Hobby Stock cars were on hand with heat one seeing Cole Canada claiming top honors over Kevin Prall, Kyle Smith, Drew Tully, Isaiah Penton and Mike Schrader respectively. In the second heat race Chris Brockert bested the field, Ryan Campbell, John Canada, Mlee Brockert, Jeremiah Wallingford and Blaze Belt completed the running order.

Not to be outdone the Street Stocks had two well contested heat races as well. Heat one saw veteran John Clancy pick up the win followed by Mark Davis, Clayton Campbell, Steve Beach, Dale Berry and Brandon Hays. Heat two was closely contested between winner Joe Miller and Cole Henson in second, John Ketterer, and Danny Monroe completed the starters. Jeff Wingate and Payton McDowell unable to start.

When main event time rolled around the fans were on their feet thanking the drivers in each division for putting on a show for them. First on the track was the Street Stock class. John Clancy and Joe Miller started on the front row, with Clancy gaining the edge on the start and he began to build a two or more car length lead over the field. The close racing was for second through fourth as Cole Henson, Joe Miller and Clayton Campbell raced nose to tail and side by side for the majority of the fifteen lap main event. At the checkered it was veteran Clancy picking up the win followed by Miller, Campbell, Henson and Mark Davis in the top five. John Ketterer, Steve Beach, Brandon Hays, Danny Monroe and Jeff Wingate completed the top ten. Dale Berry retired early to be credited with eleventh and Payton McDowell was unable to start the feature.

The Hobby Stock feature saw Cole Canada take the early lead only to be overtaken by Chris Brockert. Mechanical woes would hit Brockert which then allowed Kyle Smith to move to the front and not look back in picking up the feature win. Cole Canada held off Kevin Prall for second, Prall was third, Drew Tully finished fourth and Mike Schrader was a close fifth. Isaiah Penton was sixth, Mlee Brockert seventh, Blaze Belt eighth, Jeremiah Wallingford ninth, Ryan Campbell tenth, Chris Brockert was credited with eleventh and John Canada twelfth.

In the 600cc winged micro sprint feature young Tyler Davenport and Tom Curran started on the front row. Both drivers have feature wins at Double-X this season. Curran would take the lead at the outset and set the pace the entire distance. Aubrey Smith quickly moved into second and would hold that spot until the checkered. Third was Nick Rasa, fourth went to the unofficial hard charger in the class Tim England and Travis Arnold was fifth. Sixth was Tyler Kuykendall, seventh Nick Schaefer, eighth was Jase Wingate, ninth Tyler Davenport and tenth to Steve Finn. Kyle Schlotz and Gregory Bledsoe completed the starters in the feature, while Travis Rewerts was unable to start the feature.

Motor Madness for the Sprint cars saw heat winners Taylor Walton and Frank Brown leading the field to the green. Walton would take the lead and run a steady smooth race to the checkered. Riley Kreisel would advance from fifth to second at the finish. Brown would finish third, Nathan Benson was fourth and Kory Bales was fifth. Tyler Utz was sixth at the stripe, Chad Goff was seventh, Brian Beebe eighth, Bailey Elliott ninth and Christie Thomason tenth. Bill Porter was eleventh and Broc Elliott was unable to start the feature.

Thanks to all who came to race or watch the 2018 season of Sunday Night Thunder at Double-X Speedway. We appreciate all of our loyal fans, racers and sponsors. Hope to see you next season at the home of Sunday Night Thunder, Double-X Speedway.

 

 

Landes and Aitken claim first career feature wins at LPS

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE — Saturday was a night of firsts at Lincoln Park Speedway as Paris, Ill. native Garrett Aitken captured his first career sprint car feature win and West Terre Haute’s Sydney Landes picked up her first career UMP Modified feature win. Aitken got his evening started on the right foot with a victory in his heat race with Jadon Rogers and AJ Hopkins each winning their respective races as well. The A-main lineup had Aitken on the front row with Rogers alongside as Hopkins and Shane Cockrum in row two. When the field took the green flag it was Aitken getting around Rogers after a couple of laps. He would build a solid lead ahead of Cockrum by lap five, but it was short lived. Cockrum reeled in the 22-year old Aitken and was running wheel-to-wheel with him by the eighth circuit of the 25-lap main event. The pair sliced and diced for a couple of laps before Cockrum was able to utilize lapped traffic to get past and take over the point. Cockrum would stay out front of Aitken as the two separated from the third-place running Rogers and Hopkins with Colten Cottle close behind. On lap 15, fortune broke Aitken’s way as a caution flew for Cockrum, whose tire blew up and sent him pitside for repairs. He would restart at the tail of the field and would eventually work his way back up to eighth at the finish. However, Aitken assumed the lead as the field went green for a lap before Rogers and Cottle made contact heading into turn one and both flipped in tandem to bring out the red flag. Both were uninjured. On the restart, Aitken made his move and held down top spot the rest of the way, holding off a late advance by Hopkins over the final few laps. Travis Berryhill raced his way from 11th to place third ahead of Matt McDonald and Tim Creech II. Landes proved to be a very popular winner in the modified main event as the West Vigo High School graduate held off Derek Groomer on several late restarts to claim her first victory. Just days away from starting her college career in the nursing field at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Landes started on the pole and held off various challenges over the 20-lap A-main. Landes took the opening green flag and had James Walters running just behind her as Groomer stalked the lead duo ahead of Aaron Zellers and Travis Shoulders. By the midway point, Landes was into lapped traffic and skillfully maneuvering through as Walters looked for an opening. A caution on lap 13 slowed the field briefly and Groomer was the one to get a strong run on the restart and he got past Walters for second and set his sights on the top spot. A lap 14 restart nearly changed the running order as Groomer tested Landes’ fortitude by pulling even on the bottom of the track as Landes slipped up slightly. As Groomer went door-to-door with Landes for a portion of the lap, Landes was able to dive back to the bottom and the outright lead ahead of Walters and Shoulders. A caution on lap 16 gave Groomer another shot at the lead, but Landes slammed the door and ultimately opened up a several car length lead over the final few laps to gain the win. Shoulders took third ahead of Walters and Dan Lewellen. The 305 RaceSaver Series made its third appearance at LPS on Saturday night and it was Arlington, Texas native Anton Hernandez, who broke Ethan Barrow’s two-race stranglehold in victory lane. Hernandez took the lead from Jeff Wimmenauer in traffic on lap 10 and maintained the lead despite a late bobble. Herndandez was barrelling into turn three and four, running the cushion at the top of the track and missed his mark, nearly spinning the No. 30 Topp Motorsports entry in turn four. However, as Barrow ripped into turn four as well, the two made contact and Barrow ultimately straightened out Hernandez. From there, Hernandez ticked off the final laps to pick up the win over Wimmenauer, John Paynter Jr., Danny Clark and Scott Bradley. In the UMP Super Stock feature, Brazil’s Larry Raines won his third feature of the season after a late battle with Greencastle’s Doug McCullough. Bryce Shidler led the field for the first half of the race through a couple of early cautions as Raines, McCullough and Jonny Newgent remained close. However, Shidler would be forced to change a flat tire at the midway point and would restart at the back. McCullough assumed the lead and had Raines to deal with from the beginning. McCullough led the next six laps before Raines got a big run coming through turn one and pulled even with McCullough on lap 17. The two put on a door-to-door show to the finish as McCullough ran the bottom line with Raines hitting the mid-track marks. With one lap to go, the front runners came upon a lapped car that slowed McCullough just enough to allow Raines to open up some breathing room over the final lap to score the A-main win. Newgent came home third ahead of Jack Campbell and Shidler. In the final feature of the evening, it was Jordan Almanza taking another victory, his third in a week after a win at LPS in last weekend’s Baily Hicks Memorial event and a Friday night win at Bloomington Speedway. One evening later, Almanza got past Barry Hicks on lap four and stayed out front as Jeff Beggs would eventually take over second at the finish. Megan Cavaness, Cody Wright and Ethan Litton rounded out the top-five spots. This weekend will feature a regular slate of sprint cars, modifieds, super stocks and bombers.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Garrett Aitken, 2. AJ Hopkins, 3. Travis Berryhill, 4. Matt McDonald, 5. Tim Creech II, 6. Jordan Kinser, 7. Nate McMillin, 8. Shane Cockrum, 9. Brady Ottinger, 10. Josh Cunningham, 11. Shelby VanGilder, 12. Michael Koontz, 13. Jeff Nanny, 14. Justin Meneely, 15. Hunter O’Neal, 16. Colten Cottle, 17. Jadon Rogers, 18. Eddie Lake, 19. Harley Burns, 20. Aaron Mosley, 21. Eric Burns Heat winners: Aitken, Rogers, Hopkins

305 RaceSaver Sprints feature 1. Anton Hernandez, 2. Jeff Wimmenaver, 3. John Paynter Jr., 4. Danny Clark, 5. Scott Bradley, 6. Andy Bradley, 7. Luke Bland, 8. Alex Nalon, 9. Terry Arthur, 10. John Wolfarth, 11. Kevin Champoux, 12. Eric Perrott, 13. Patrick Kren, 14. Aaron Carlson, 15. Coleman Chasteen, 16. Ethan Barrow, 17. Bob Shutt, 18. Colin Parker Heat winners: Barrow, Hernandez

UMP Modified feature 1. Sydney Landes, 2. Derek Groomer, 3. Travis Shoulders, 4. James Walters, 5. Dan Lewellen, 6. Jordan Wever, 7. Jay Humphrey Jr., 8. Aaron Zellers, 9. Jeff Deckard, 10. Brent Hudson, 11. Rob Brickert, 12. Jake Humphrey, 13. Casey Davis, 14. Wil Prater, 15. RT Gamble, 16. Tyler Loughmiller, 17. Dan Anderson, 18. Randy Shuman, 19. Carlos Bumgardner, 20. Jake Leitzman B-main winner: Hudson Heat winners: Bumgardner, Walters, Zellers

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Larry Raines, 2. Doug McCullough, 3. Jonny Newgent, 4. Jack Campbell, 5. Bryce Shidler, 6. Paul Wright, 7. Austin Phelps, 8. Nick Kinnett, 9. Kenny Fields, 10. Hayden Rogers, 11. Matt Jordan, 12. Wes McClara, 13. Shelburn Meeks Jr., 14. Gary Long Sr., 15. Scott Ricketts, 16. Travis Heramb, 17. Kris Starks, 18. James Hodges, 19. Michael O’Conner Heat winners; McCullough, Starks, Raines

Bomber feature 1. Jordan Almanza, 2. Jeff Beggs, 3. Megan Cavaness, 4. Cody Wright, 5. Ethan Litton, 6. Barry Hicks, 7. Matt Raber, 8. Corey Anstead, 9. David Bumgardner, 10. Joseph Raber, 11. Gary Hayden, 12. Tom Cox, 13. Jeremy Tate, 14. David Wallen, 15. Jeff Allen, 16. Josh Litton, 17. Justin Litton, 18. Josh Foxworthy, 19. AJ Smith, 20. Keivan Clodfelter B-main winner: Anstead Heat winners: Bumgardner, Hicks, Almanza

 

 

Logan Forler Wins Night Two At CGS With Summer Thunder Sprint Series

By Ben Deatherage  Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway would host the second night of the Summer Thunder Tour’s only trip to the state of Oregon on Saturday, August 4th. Twenty-three Sprint Car teams would inhabit the pit area representing the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. It marked the thirteenth race of 2018 for the series and the final 360 race of the entire season at CGS.

In the main event Eric Fisher, of Burlington, Washington, would take control of the top spot early. Fisher would retain the position while operating on the bottom of the race track for quite some time before being overtaken on lap six. The driver to make the pass would be Boise, Idaho’s Logan Forler.

Forler stayed up top on the racing surface and cruised to a comfortable lead. The only thing that would slow him down were two stoppages in which each following restart he would reconstruct his dominant interval from the rest of the field. Forler scored the victory, his second at CGS and third of his career with the STSS, marking it the first time he has won with the series in 2018 becoming the eighth different winner on the current campaign.

Jason Solwold, of Burlington, Washington, was the runner-up in the Mike Anderson and Monica Baca owned entry followed by Eric Fisher, in third. Colton Heath, from Marysville, Washington and running for owners Kelly Welch and Alan Larson, came across the wire in fourth over fifth finishing Cam Smith, of Mill Creek, Washington.

Quilcene, Washington’s J.J. Hickle would set fast time of the night for Langley, British Columbia car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz. Collecting wins in heat race competition were Salem chauffeur Kyle Miller, Seth Nunes of Medford, and Penngrove, California teenager Michael Kofoid in the other Doug and Kathy Rutz fielded entry.

In other news with Saturday being the final 360 event at Cottage Grove Speedway in 2018 Jason Solwold would win the track championship. It is the first time in the history of CGS Sprint Car racing that a champion is from another state.

The Summer Thunder Sprint Series will take the rest of the month of August off before returning to competition during Labor Day Weekend. The series will visit Grays Harbor Raceway, in Elma, Washington, on Sunday, September 2nd. For more information log on to www.summerthundersprintseries.com.

Race Results: Summer Thunder Sprint Series Race #13 Saturday, August 4th, 2018 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Qualifying: 1. 8R-J.J. Hickle; 2. 22-Garen Linder; 3. 96-Greg Hamilton; 4. 33-Colton Heath; 5. 18-Jason Solwold. 6. 59-Eric Fisher; 7. 34S-Melissa Solesbee; 8. 2L-Logan Forler; 9. 54-Chris Ochs; 10. 6A-Kyle Miller; 11. 5N-Seth Nunes; 12. 8P-Michael Kofoid; 13. 10K-Don Waddell; 14. 8-Devon Borden; 15. 7-Tyler Thompson; 16. 57C-Chris Schmelzle; 17. 5R-Steve Reeves; 18. 91-Chase Goetz; 19. 17-Cam Smith; 20. P12-Tyler Dreiver; 21. 33S-Lance Sargent; 22. 15R-Vern Scevers; 23. 34-T.J. Richman

Heat 1: 1. 6A-Kyle Miller; 2. 33-Colton Heath; 3. 8R-J.J. Hickle; 4. 17-Cam Smith; 5. 34S-Melissa Solesbee; 6. 15R-Vern Scevers; 7. 10K-Don Waddell; 8. 57C-Chris Schmelzle

Heat 2: 1. 5N-Seth Nunes; 2. 2L-Logan Forler; 3. 18-Jason Solwold; 4. 22-Garen Linder; 5. 8-Devon Borden; 6. 5R-Steve Reeves; 7. P12-Tyler Dreiver

Heat 3: 1. 8P-Michael Kofoid; 2. 59-Eric Fisher; 3. 7-Tyler Thompson; 4. 96-Greg Hamilton; 5. 91-Chase Goetz; 6. 33S-Lance Sargent; 7. 54-Chris Ochs

A-Feature: 1. 2L-Logan Forler; 2. 18-Jason Solwold; 3. 59-Eric Fisher; 4. 33-Colton Heath; 5. 17-Cam Smith; 6. 8P-Michael Kofoid; 7. 5N-Seth Nunes; 8. 22-Garen Linder; 9. 6A-Kyle Miller; 10. 96-Greg Hamilton; 11. 7-Tyler Thompson; 12. 33S-Lance Sargent; 13. 91-Chase Goetz; 14. 8-Devon Borden; 15. 8R-J.J. Hickle; 16. 5R-Steve Reeves; 17. 34S-Melissa Solesbee; 18. 10K-Don Waddell; 19. 15R-Vern Scevers; 20. 54-Chris Ochs; 21. P12-Tyler Dreiver; 22. 57C-Chris Schmelzle; DNS 34-T.J. Richman

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (August 5, 2018) – Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio, powered to victory in the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP finale of the two-night 5th annual Butler Bash at Butler Speedway last night. Valenti started on the pole for the feature and led all twenty-five laps in his Gressman Powersports powered Triple X Race Co #7 to win over Chad Blonde (Litchfield, Michigan) and Quentin Blonde (Litchfield, Michigan).

The feature line up set the stage for an exciting race with Valenti, 2nd in SOD points, on the pole and point leader Chad Blonde on the outside of the front row. Valenti took the lead at the start but was under tremendous pressure from Blonde who threw everything he had at the leader searching for a faster groove. Valenti found a line that was best and stuck with it flawlessly to stay out front. Traffic was a challenge for the leaders with Valenti having a little easier time of it than Blonde. Late race restarts showed Valenti was in command for the win.

Josh Turner brought out the red flag on lap 12 when he flipped over the top of the track in turn four. Ryan Ruhl, running 3rd through the first half of the race, dropped out with mechanical issues on lap 17. Daryl Shaffer flipped hard at the end of the front straight and Boston Mead stopped with a broken shifter on lap 19. Mead restarted on the rear and charged to a 5th place finish. As the checkered flag flew, Ricky Ferkel climbed over Thomas Schinderle’s tire and flipped off of turn 2.

Josh Turner was the fastest qualifier both nights of the Butler Bash. Boston Mead took the Engler Machine & Tool heat and Josh Turner won the COMP Cams heat race.

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

Group Time # Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 13.628 27B Boston Mead

COMP Cams Heat 13.321 4T Josh Turner

Heat Races

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

# Driver Contingency

1 5b Chad Blonde

2 39 Tylar Rankin

3 41 Thomas Schinderle Benic Enterprises

4 27B Boston Mead Racing Optics

5 0 Ricky Ferkel

6 1a Mark Aldrich

7 27K Brad Wickham

8 8 Justin Ward

9 52 Zac Broughman

10 29 Daryl Shaffer

COMP Cams Heat #2

# Driver Contingency

1 71H Ryan Ruhl

2 10s Jay Steinebach

3 7 Shawn Valenti Benic Enterprises

4 5QB Quentin Blonde Racing Optics

5 4T Josh Turner

6 24+ Mike Schumacher

7 6 Tyler Bearden

8 57x Skippy Bradford

9 8W Josh Ward

Feature

# Driver Awards Contingencies

1 7 Shawn Valenti Rod End Supply

2 5b Chad Blonde Jim Coffey & Son Rod End Supply

3 5QB Quentin Blonde Rod End Supply

4 10s Jay Steinebach Schoenfeld Headers

5 27B Boston Mead ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6 39 Tylar Rankin Allstar Performance

7 41 Thomas Schinderle

8 1a Mark Aldrich

9 0 Ricky Ferkel

10 8 Justin Ward

11 27K Brad Wickham Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12 24+ Mike Schumacher

13 52 Zac Broughman

14 57x Skippy Bradford

15 6 Tyler Bearden

16 29 Daryl Shaffer

17 71H Ryan Ruhl

18 4T Josh Turner

19 8W Josh Ward

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Quentin Blonde (+4)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Tylar Rankin

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Mike Schumacher

Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Tylar Rankin

Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Josh Turner

For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net and the speedway’s Facebook page at https://goo.gl/csxUkX. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics

Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

ERIE, MI (August 5, 2018) – Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio, powered to victory in the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP finale of the two-night 5th annual Butler Bash at Butler Speedway last night. Valenti started on the pole for the feature and led all twenty-five laps in his Gressman Powersports powered Triple X Race Co #7 to win over Chad Blonde (Litchfield, Michigan) and Quentin Blonde (Litchfield, Michigan).

The feature line up set the stage for an exciting race with Valenti, 2nd in SOD points, on the pole and point leader Chad Blonde on the outside of the front row. Valenti took the lead at the start but was under tremendous pressure from Blonde who threw everything he had at the leader searching for a faster groove. Valenti found a line that was best and stuck with it flawlessly to stay out front. Traffic was a challenge for the leaders with Valenti having a little easier time of it than Blonde. Late race restarts showed Valenti was in command for the win.

Josh Turner brought out the red flag on lap 12 when he flipped over the top of the track in turn four. Ryan Ruhl, running 3rd through the first half of the race, dropped out with mechanical issues on lap 17. Daryl Shaffer flipped hard at the end of the front straight and Boston Mead stopped with a broken shifter on lap 19. Mead restarted on the rear and charged to a 5th place finish. As the checkered flag flew, Ricky Ferkel climbed over Thomas Schinderle’s tire and flipped off of turn 2.

Josh Turner was the fastest qualifier both nights of the Butler Bash. Boston Mead took the Engler Machine & Tool heat and Josh Turner won the COMP Cams heat race.

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

Group Time # Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 13.628 27B Boston Mead

COMP Cams Heat 13.321 4T Josh Turner

Heat Races

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

# Driver Contingency

1 5b Chad Blonde

2 39 Tylar Rankin

3 41 Thomas Schinderle Benic Enterprises

4 27B Boston Mead Racing Optics

5 0 Ricky Ferkel

6 1a Mark Aldrich

7 27K Brad Wickham

8 8 Justin Ward

9 52 Zac Broughman

10 29 Daryl Shaffer

COMP Cams Heat #2

# Driver Contingency

1 71H Ryan Ruhl

2 10s Jay Steinebach

3 7 Shawn Valenti Benic Enterprises

4 5QB Quentin Blonde Racing Optics

5 4T Josh Turner

6 24+ Mike Schumacher

7 6 Tyler Bearden

8 57x Skippy Bradford

9 8W Josh Ward

Feature

# Driver Awards Contingencies

1 7 Shawn Valenti Rod End Supply

2 5b Chad Blonde Jim Coffey & Son Rod End Supply

3 5QB Quentin Blonde Rod End Supply

4 10s Jay Steinebach Schoenfeld Headers

5 27B Boston Mead ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6 39 Tylar Rankin Allstar Performance

7 41 Thomas Schinderle

8 1a Mark Aldrich

9 0 Ricky Ferkel

10 8 Justin Ward

11 27K Brad Wickham Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12 24+ Mike Schumacher

13 52 Zac Broughman

14 57x Skippy Bradford

15 6 Tyler Bearden

16 29 Daryl Shaffer

17 71H Ryan Ruhl

18 4T Josh Turner

19 8W Josh Ward

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Quentin Blonde (+4)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Tylar Rankin

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Mike Schumacher

Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Tylar Rankin

Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Josh Turner

For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net and the speedway’s Facebook page at https://goo.gl/csxUkX. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics

Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Davis, Jim Schmidt, Sorce Jr., Travis Schmidt, Rein stand tall in PDTR A-main action

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS, Plymouth, Wis.) August 4, 2018 – On a night when previous track champions were honored for their past title-winning accomplishments, five present-day drivers turned in impressive performances to notch A-main victories in Plymouth Dirt Track Racing competition at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Former PDTR Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee claimed his second A-main victory of the 2018 season in the 25-lap Richard’s of Dunbar Sprint Car A main. Jim Schmidt of Cleveland earned his second 25-lap Gasroots Project Late Model A-main triumph of the year. Two-time PDTR Grand National champ Don Sorce Jr. of West Allis claimed his second 25-lap Klips & Tips Grand National A-main win of the season. Plymouth’s Travis Schmidt racked up his first career 25-lap Cellcom B Mod A-main triumph and Andy Rein of West Bend notched his first 15-lap Kristine Hartmann Pleasant View Realty A-main win of 2018.

Two-time PDTR Sprint Car champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex led the opening lap of the 25-lap Sprint Car A main from his outside front row starting spot followed closely by Campbellsport’s Jason Johnson, who started on the pole.

On lap 3, fifth starter Justin Miller of Plymouth moved in to challenge Johnson for second along the low groove as the two veterans traded the position several times in the ensuing laps before Johnson secured the position and proceeded to track down Schlafer.

Six laps later, Schlafer encountered slower traffic, which allowed Johnson to cut the gap significantly. Eighth starter Bill Taylor of Boltonville made his presence known starting on lap 16 when he wrestled third place away from Miller and two laps later he worked past Johnson along the extreme inside groove to seize second.

However, on lap 19, Johnson and third starter Kurt Davis powered past Taylor in heavy lapped traffic to work their way into the top three. On lap 20, Davis slipped under Johnson for second and one lap later Davis ducked under Schlafer, who was hung up behind a slower car, to gain the lead exiting turn four.

On the following lap, Schlafer spun his machine in turn two to bring out the lone caution flag of the race and set up a four-lap dash to the finish. As Davis bolted away to a solid lead on the restart, Miller took second from Johnson, while a heated battle brewed just behind the top three cars.

Davis went on to post his 19th career PDTR Sprint Car A-main victory and Midwest Sprint Car Association leading 55th overall A-main triumph. Miller secured second, Johnson wound up third, 12th starter Josh Walter of Plymouth charged up to finish fourth and ninth starter Jim Melis of Glenbeulah rounded out the top five.

The opening lap of the 25-lap Late Model A main saw third starter Jim Schmidt power under front row starters Eric Michaels of Cleveland and Milwaukee’s Jim Letizia to seize the lead in turn two.

Schmidt held the lead throughout the non-stop event with Michaels giving away to Justin Schmidt of Cleveland, who started fifth, for second on lap 2.

By lap 8, Jim Schmidt had built up a full straightaway cushion over his son, Justin. As Jim led Justin by a comfortable margin, four-time PDTR Late Model champion and current point leader Brad Mueller of Random Lake dueled with Michaels for third for several laps until finally securing the position on lap 19.

Jim Schmidt skillfully weaved his way through lapped traffic over the final circuits to collect his 13th career PDTR Late Model A-main triumph. Justin Schmidt placed second, Mueller was third, Michaels notched a solid fourth-place showing and 2016 PDTR Late Model champion Tim Buhler of Greenbush finished fifth after starting sixth.

Polesitter Don Sorce Jr. outpowered outside front row starter Steven Weber of Plymouth to lead the opening lap of the 25-lap Grand National A main.

Two successive caution flags slowed the pace on lap 8 for an infield tire moved onto the track in turn three and a multi-car spin in turn four on lap 10. Sorce Jr. maintained the top spot after both restarts with Weber in tow.

By lap 13, Sorce Jr. had built up a full straightaway cushion over Weber. In the closing laps, 13th starter Chad Espen of West Bend charged in to pass seventh starter Justin Erickson of Plymouth for sixth and 2008 PDTR Grand National champ Matt Yancey of Sheboygan, who started third, for fourth on lap 23.

Sorce Jr. cruised to his 12th career PDTR Grand National A-main triumph, Weber had to settle for second, fifth starter Kurt Davis placed third, Espen was fourth and Yancey completed the top five.

Polesitter Travis Schmidt paced the opening lap of the 25-lap B Mod A main followed by outside front row starter Tim Sheppard of Beaver Dam. As Schmidt held down the top spot along the preferred low groove, third starter Barry Maas of Cascade moved to seize second from Sheppard on lap 12.

As Schmidt encountered dense lapped traffic on lap 14, 2017 PDTR B Mod champion Justin Green of Sheboygan Falls, who started seventh, worked his way into fourth with a nifty move past fourth starter Sawyer Haese on lap 14.

On lap 22, Maas closed in to Schmidt’s rear bumper as the leaders worked through heavy lapped traffic, while Green dove under Sheppard to seize third on lap 24. Although within striking distance, Maas was unable to make a move in the closing laps as Schmidt held on to post his first career PDTR B Mod A-main victory in the caution-free race.

Maas was second, Green placed third, Sheppard wound up fourth and Haese rounded out the top five.

Andy Rein jumped into the lead of the 15-lap Micro Sprint A main from his outside front row starting spot and never looked back. Rein paced the field throughout en route to his third career PDTR B Mod A main triumph in the non-stop event.

Dave Collins of Madison placed second, 2017 PDTR Micro Sprint Champ Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake was third, Emily Portschy of Plymouth placed fourth and Jake Dohner of Milton finished fifth.

Donny Singer of Waldo won the B Mod B Main. In the third Sprint Car heat race, Plymouth’s Adam Miller made hard contact with the turn four wall before flipping. He emerged uninjured, but his car suffered significant damage and did not to return to competition.

The evening also featured an appearance by the Vintage Modifieds and introduction of many past champions from the rich history of racing at the Plymouth facility during a special intermission program.

The PDTR program, who was sponsored by Pit Stop Pizza, featured 89 cars, including 22 Sprint Cars, 27 B Mods, 22 Grand Nationals, 11 Late Models and seven Micro Sprints.

The next PDTR program will take place on Saturday, Aug. 11 with extra purse money added to the A-main events in each division. Hot laps begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow at 6 p.m.

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

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RICHARD'S OF DUNBAR SPRINT
Date of Race: August 04, 2018
HEAT 1
1, TIM HADDY. 2, DANNY SCHLAFER. 3, SCOTT CONGER. 4, TYLER
BRABANT. 5, CHRIS FLICK. 6, TONY WONDRA. 7, CHRIS LARSON. 8,
KEVIN KARNITZ. (DNS).
HEAT 2
1, JASON JOHNSON. 2, JUSTIN MILLER. 3, JIM MELIS. 4, AL SCHLAFER.
5, JOSH WALTER. 6, TRAVIS ARENZ. 7, CHRIS CLAYTON.
HEAT 3
1, KURT DAVIS. 2, PAUL POKORSKI. 3, SHANE WENNINGER. 4, BILL
TAYLOR. 5, NICH MELIS. 6, DOUG WONDRA. 7, ADAM MILLER.
A FEATURE
1, KURT DAVIS. 2, JUSTIN MILLER. 3, JASON JOHNSON. 4, JOSH
WALTER. 5, JIM MELIS. 6, PAUL POKORSKI. 7, BILL TAYLOR. 8, TIM
HADDY. 9, TYLER BRABANT. 10, NICH MELIS. 11, DANNY SCHLAFER.
12, SCOTT CONGER. 13, CHRIS CLAYTON. 14, DOUG WONDRA. 15,
TONY WONDRA. 16, KEVIN KARNITZ. 17, AL SCHLAFER. 18, CHRIS
FLICK. 19, CHRIS LARSON. 20, TRAVIS ARENZ. 21, SHANE WENNINGER.
(DNS).22, ADAM MILLER. (DNS).
GASROOT PROJECT LATE MODEL
HEAT 1
1, TIM BUHLER. 2, JUSTIN SCHMIDT. 3, BRAD MUELLER. 4, CHARLIE
SCHMIDT. 5, KEVIN BALDRY. 6, CHAD VETTING.
HEAT 2
1, JIM SCHMIDT. 2, JIM LETIZIA. 3, RON STROIKA. 4, ERIC MICHAELS. 5,
JOE BONGIORNO.
A FEATURE
1, JIM SCHMIDT. 2, JUSTIN SCHMIDT. 3, BRAD MUELLER. 4, ERIC
MICHAELS. 5, TIM BUHLER. 6, KEVIN BALDRY. 7, RON STROIKA. 8, JOE
BONGIORNO. 9, CHARLIE SCHMIDT. 10, JIM LETIZIA. 11, CHAD VETTING
KLIPS & TIPS GRAND NATIONAL
HEAT 1
1, DAN SORCE. 2, JUSTIN ERICKSON. 3, MATT YANCEY. 4, DICK HED. 5,
JIM FISCHER. 6, BRIAN CESAR. 7, ZACH DICKIE. 8, JAMIE THEOBALD.
HEAT 2
1, MATT LOEHR. 2, DONNY KULOW. 3, JOSH PIERCE. 4, DON SORCE JR.
5, CHAD ESPEN. 6, JESS/JACOB MUEHLBAUER. 7, DONNY SINGER.
HEAT 3
1, KURT DAVIS. 2, TYLER KULOW. 3, STEVEN WEBER. 4, BRAD WEISS.
5, RYAN MINSTER. 6, DYLAN MAY. 7, DEREK KAAT.
A FEATURE
1, DON SORCE JR. 2, STEVEN WEBER. 3, KURT DAVIS. 4, CHAD ESPEN. 5,
MATT YANCEY. 6, MATT LOEHR. 7, JESS/JACOB MUEHLBAUER. 8,
JUSTIN ERICKSON. 9, RYAN MINSTER. 10, TYLER KULOW. 11, BRIAN
CESAR. 12, DAN SORCE. 13, DICK HED. 14, DONNY KULOW. 15, BRAD
WEISS. 16, JOSH PIERCE. 17, DONNY SINGER. 18, DYLAN MAY. 19, JIM
FISCHER. 20, DEREK KAAT. 21, JAMIE THEOBALD. 22, ZACH DICKIE.
CELLCOM B MOD
HEAT 1
1, TIM SHEPPARD. 2, JUSTIN GREEN. 3, GARY GLANDER. 4, CODY
EICKBERG. 5, ANDY SINGER. 6, SHANE LONG. 7, SPENCER LONG. 8,
PATRICK HANSON. 9, BILL EDLER.
HEAT 2
1, MATT VALIQUETTE. 2, JEREMY J WALVOORD. 3, TRAVIS SCHMIDT.
4, RORY WELCH. 5, BRANDON KNEPPRATH. 6, JAMES RAUTMANN. 7,
NAT/JESS JAKUBOWSKI. 8, STEVE LORIER. 9, PHIL CAMPANELLA.
HEAT 3
1, SAWYER HAESE. 2, BARRY MAAS. 3, MARCUS HOEPPNER. 4, MARK
HOEPPNER. 5, CRAIG GESSNER. 6, JUSTIN BAUER. 7, JOHN SINGER. 8,
DONNY SINGER. 9, RICK KRETSCHMANN.
B FEATURE
1, DONNY SINGER. 2, PATRICK HANSON. 3, BILL EDLER. 4, NAT/JESS
JAKUBOWSKI. 5, ANDY SINGER. 6, CRAIG GESSNER. 7, SPENCER
LONG. 8, JOHN SINGER. 9, RICK KRETSCHMANN. 10, STEVE LORIER.
11, PHIL CAMPANELLA.
A FEATURE
1, TRAVIS SCHMIDT. 2, BARRY MAAS. 3, JUSTIN GREEN. 4, TIM
SHEPPARD. 5, SAWYER HAESE. 6, GARY GLANDER. 7, JEREMY J
WALVOORD. 8, BRANDON KNEPPRATH. 9, MARCUS HOEPPNER. 10,
MATT VALIQUETTE. 11, MARK HOEPPNER. 12, SHANE LONG. 13, RORY
WELCH. 14, JUSTIN BAUER. 15, NAT/JESS JAKUBOWSKI. 16, PATRICK
HANSON. 17, DONNY SINGER. 18, JAMES RAUTMANN. 19, BILL EDLER.
20, CODY EICKBERG.
KRISTINE HARTMANN PLEASANT VIEW REALTY MICRO SPRINT
HEAT 1
1, ANDY REIN. 2, PRESTON RUH. 3, EMILY PORTSCHY. 4, TYLER DAVIS.
5, JAKE DOHNER. 6, MILES QUANDT. 7, DAVE COLLINS.
A FEATURE
1, ANDY REIN. 2, DAVE COLLINS. 3, PRESTON RUH. 4, EMILY
PORTSCHY. 5, JAKE DOHNER. 6, MILES QUANDT. 7, TYLER DAVIS.

 

 

GEORGE HOBAUGH CHARGES FROM 9TH FOR 1ST CAREER "410" SPRINT CAR WIN; MARTZ ENDS A NEAR 6-YEAR WINLESS DROUGHT AT SHARON IN STOCKS; WOLBERT REPEATS IN RUSH MODS; #3 FOR EUCKER IN ECONO MODS

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH August 4, 2018 Sharon Speedway opened the final month of weekly racing for the 89th anniversary season on Saturday night for another "Menards" Super Series event featuring the "410" Sprint Cars in their first of three straight appearances. Capturing wins as part of the "Bill Kirila Memorial" on Ritenour Equipment and Sawteele Tree Service Night and celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were George Hobaugh-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Rusty Martz-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Chas Wolbert-HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Jacob Eucker-Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. The pits were packed with 100 cars for the four-division program.

After nearly pulling off the upset of the year at last month's "Lou Blaney Memorial" for the All Star Circuit of Champions taking the lead late from Dave Blaney then settling for second, George Hobaugh charged from the ninth starting spot to pass Jack Sodeman, Jr. on lap 13 then drove away for his first career "410" Sprint Car win. The 30-lap victory was worth $3,000 as Hobaugh became the sixth different "410" Sprint Car winner in as many events this season.

"I knew I was better on the bottom and suck running the top so I don't even try," acknowledged the 35-year-old Chicora, Pa. winner. "I just try to be the best I can be on the bottom. We caught him (Sodeman) before the caution came out with speed. I was playing with the wing a little bit and was deciding where to put it and made the right decision. This is my first 410 win ever so I'm pretty happy about that, and I'm hoping we can have some more! I have to thank my wife Nikki, my dad supports me, and everyone that comes out and helps. Matt Turner helped me tonight. We've had a rough couple weeks so this is a lot better."

John Garvin, Jr. took off in the early lead, while Sodeman raced from fourth to second ahead of Darren Pifer, Bryan Salisbury, and Andy Feil. Feil and sixth starting Sye Lynch, who won the last non-sanctioned "410" Sprint race back on June 30, passed Salisbury for fourth and fifth on laps two and three respectively. Sodeman closed on Garvin and the two second generation racers battled side-by-side for the lead on laps four and five with Sodeman leading the fifth circuit.

Sodeman caught lapped traffic on lap seven, while Feil and Lynch closed in on Garvin in the race for second. Lynch, who won his first career Lernerville feature Friday night, took third from Feil on the seventh circuit. Hobaugh would come out of nowhere as he passed Feil for fourth on lap nine then made a slick move to sneak under and past both Lynch and Garvin on lap 11.

The race was then halted for the first time with 12 laps scored when Feil got upside down in turn three, while battling with Gerard McIntyre, Jr. in lapped traffic. He was okay. Carl Bowser was also involved. When racing resumed, Michael Bauer took a wicked ride into the turn one catch fence. He was shaken, but walked to the ambulance on his own power. Gary Kriess, Jr. was also involved.

When racing resumed on lap 13, Hobaugh made his winning pass by driving under Sodeman in turns one and two, while McIntyre passed Garvin for fourth. Hobaugh quickly drove away, while an intense battle ensued for second between Sodeman, Lynch, and McIntyre. Lynch would backpedal as he lost third to McIntyre on lap 20 and then fourth to the high-flying Bowser. Bowser continued his charge forward passing McIntyre for third on lap 23 then Sodeman for second the following lap.

Even though Bowser was faster in the final laps, Hobaugh's lead was insurmountable as he took the checkered flag first by a big 4.410 margin in his Collier's Custom Kitchens/Hobaugh's Auto Parts-sponsored #40. After getting caught up in an accident, Bowser charged from the tail in the final 18 non-stop laps for a runner-up finish. McIntyre, a regular on the central Pa. circuit, was third one night after a runner-up finish at Lernerville. Sodeman dropped to fourth over Lynch. Brandon Matus was sixth. Justin Barger came from 19th to seventh over Dan Kuriger, Garvin, and Brent Matus.

Sodeman set fast time overall against the 29-car field in qualifying with a lap of 13.972. Feil, Salisbury, and McIntyre won the heat races, while Barger captured the last chance B main. Don Blaney also got upside down in his heat race. He was okay, but done for the night.

Rusty Martz inherited the lead on lap eight after the top two of Larry Kugel and Steve D'Apolito tangled, then held off points leader, Chris McGuire, over the final 10 laps for the $500 Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Car win. The win for Martz ended a near six-year winless drought at Sharon as his last and only win came back on October 6, 2012 in a $1,500 to-win season ending event.

"The drive home will be a lot easier tonight," said the 40-year-old who towed in from Brookville, Pa. "The track was kind of funky tonight. It seemed tight early. I adjusted the brakes so I didn't hurt my tires, but it started to slow down at the end."

Kugel used the outside to take the lead over D'Apolito, while Martz passed Mike Clark for third on the opening lap. D'Apolito hounded Kugel, but would get into Kugel's left rear racing off turn four on lap seven sending Kugel spinning into the infield. Though D'Apolito would lead the lap both him and Kugel were sent to the tail.

Martz inherited the lead when racing resumed on lap eight. McGuire started back in 12th and moved to second on lap 11 getting by Brian Carothers. Martz and McGuire put on a great race running nearly side-by-side over much of the final 10 laps until Martz got away late to win by 1.966 in his #16M. McGuire's runner-up allowed him to extend his points lead. Tyler Thompson, who started 10th, passed Carothers on lap 15 to finish a Sharon career best third. Carothers dropped to fourth over Curt J. Bish. Martz and Clark won the heat races over the season low 20-car field.

Chas Wolbert dominated much of the 20-lap HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified feature until a late-race caution bunched up the field. Wolbert though was still too strong defeating last Saturday night's winner, Josh Deems, to become just the second repeat winner of the season. With more than a full field of cars, the RUSH Mods raced for the $500 to-win purse.

"We've been struggling a little bit," stated the 24-year-old Warren, Ohio winner. "I'm sure a lot of people were here last week when we lost on the last lap, but we're here when it matters. I have to thank God because without him none of this would be possible. I also want to thank all of the track and fire crew, Dave Willoughby, the fans in the stands, my dad, my wife and little boy, all the help I get from the Clay brothers, and my sponsors."

Wolbert powered past pole-sitter and rookie Jacob Wolfe to take the lead at the start, while sixth starting Deems gained two spots on the opening lap to fourth. Deems made a nice move to pass both Chelsie Kriegisch and Wolfe for second on lap two, but already found himself a straightaway behind Wolbert. Kole Holden and Brian Schaffer disposed of Wolfe for third and fourth on laps five and seven respectively.

Wolbert caught lapped traffic at the halfway point, but did a great job maintaining a sizable lead until Jim Bryce slowed with a flat tire after 14 non-stop laps. This would put Deems alongside Wolbert for the double-file restart, but Wolbert drove back into the lead, while eighth starting Garrett Krummert passed both Schaffer and Holden for third.

While Deems remained within striking distance, he wasn't able to pull off any last lap heroics for the second straight week as Wolbert never let him challenge over the final six laps taking his sixth career win in his Dunkin' Donuts/C.T. Wolbert Trucking/Russ King Racing/Ohio Intra Express/MJ's Auto Repair/Crooked Pine Woodworking/955 Automotive/Kings Sanitary/Total Trumbull Sports-sponsored #c3 Bicknell. Krummert's third allowed him to continue to lead the points. Tenth starting Kugel passed Holden on lap 18 to finish fourth as Holden dropped to fifth. Holden, Krummert, and Brandon Ritchey won the heat races over the 27-car field, while Steve Slater won the last chance B main.

Jacob Eucker entered the night as the only repeat winner this season in the Econo Mods. After winning the 20-lap Summit Racing Equipment feature from eighth following a great battle with Matt Alexander on Saturday night, Eucker is now the first driver in any division this season to win more than two features! With a full field on hand once again, the Econo Mods raced for the $400 to-win purse.

"He (Alexander) raced me real clean," expressed the 17-year-old Fowler, Ohio driver who went from third to first in points on Saturday night. "I'd like to thank my dad especially, my mom, and all of my sponsors."

Brandon Blackshear took charge early over a pair of #77's in fourth starting Dustin Demattia and Alexander. Demattia has been fast all year, but slowed in turn one then got run over by Nate Young. That moved Alexander back to second, who would race side-by-side with Blackshear for the next two laps before taking over on lap three.

Despite starting eighth, Eucker quickly moved forward and drove around Blackshear for second off turn two on lap three before a caution for a spin by Ed Harris. When racing resumed, Eucker took the lead to become the third different leader in the first four laps. Alexander came right back to lead lap five before Eucker's winning move came following a restart on lap six as he used the outside again to power to the lead.

A caution for a spin by Brian Toto with 16 laps scored would be the event's final stoppage as Eucker's 10th career Econo Mod win and 11th overall at the track came by 0.583 of a second in his Ohio Commerce Center/Bucks Ground Maintenance/Danski Dyno/Dr. John Eucker/CRS/Lees Excavating-sponsored #64. Alexander recorded a career best Sharon finish in second. Ninth starting Dwayne Clay was third. After pitting early, Jeremy Double charged back to fourth over Buzz Seitz. Alexander, Blackshear, and Ty Rhoades won the heat races over the 24-car field.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars (30 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. GEORGE HOBAUGH (40) 2. Carl Bowser (Chiapelli 98) 3. Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (Coldren 07) 4. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23JR) 5. Sye Lynch (42) 6. Brandon Matus (13) 7. Justin Barger (5) 8. Dan Kuriger (08) 9. John Garvin, Jr. (51) 10. Brent Matus (33) 11. Bryan Salisbury (126) 12. Darren Pifer (23) 13. Jeremy Kornbau (27K) 14. Eric L. Williams (4W) 15. Mike Miller (Garvin G1) 16. Bret Brunkenhoefer (VanTassel 12X) 17. Russ Sansosti (23) 18. Joe McEwen (44) 19. Joe Sylvester (8) 20. Gary Kriess, Jr. (Frederick 55) 21. Michael Bauer (46) 22. Andy Feil (08) 23. Paul Kish (4c) 24. C.J. Jones (10J). DNQ: Haley Lapcevich (77L), Jared McFarland (250), Shawn Minor (3M), Gale Ruth (1R), Don Blaney (11).

Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars (20 laps): 1. RUSTY MARTZ (16M) 2. Chris McGuire (63) 3. Tyler Thompson (T2) 4. Brian Carothers (02c) 5. Curt J. Bish (Tarr 29) 6. Mike Clark (7) 7. Steve D'Apolito (84) 8. Tim Bish (11B) 9. Michael Hudzik (31H) 10. Jason Fosnaught (Tristani 73) 11. Paul Davis (3) 12. Danny Exley (23H) 13. Jason Jones (81) 14. Jamie Maxwell (6) 15. Gil DeMello (22) 16. Larry Kugel (Petsko 00) 17. Jamie Scharba (11S) 18. Gary Robinson (34R)-DNS 19. Troy DeZarn (21)-DNS 20. Alan Dellinger (Bish 1B)-DNS.

HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (20 laps, $500 to-win): 1. CHAS WOLBERT (C3) 2. Josh Deems (9D) 3. Garrett Krummert (10S) 4. Rocky Kugel (83) 5. Kole Holden (2) 6. Brian Schaffer (41) 7. Kyle Martell (8) 8. Tony Tatgenhorst (63) 9. Alan Dellinger (Williams 8) 10. Jeremy Weaver (35W) 11. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 12. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 13. Rob Kristyak (00) 14. Jacob Jordan (28J) 15. Jacob Wolfe (7) 16. Gary Haupt (16) 17. Brandon Ritchey (17) 18. Steve Slater (29) 19. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57) 20. Michael Kristyak (26) 21. Preston Cope (24P) 22. Amelia Clay (Schaffer 4S) 23. Todd Gabriel (33G) 24. Jim Bryce (Schaffer 4). DNQ: Lexi Couch (51), Jessica Kriegisch (63), Cameron Nastasi (615).

Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods (20 laps, $400 to-win): 1. JACOB EUCKER (64) 2. Matt Alexander (77) 3. Dwayne Clay (007) 4. Jeremy Double (83) 5. Buzz Seitz (1) 6. Brandon Blackshear (10) 7. Steve Haefke (41) 8. Ty Rhoades (12R) 9. Gary Robinson (44R) 10. Nate Young (42) 11. Mitchell Lam (12) 12. Bud Watson (Rogers 60) 13. Devin Henry (21*) 14. Brian Huchko (60) 15. Mike Hillman (29) 16. Dan McEwen (44) 17. Brian Toto (8B) 18. Mark Titus (25) 19. Rick Wilson, Jr. (35) 20. Ed Harris (45) 21. Brandon Fiedler (18) 22. Tyler Frankenberry (38) 23. Dustin Demattia (77D) 24. Jim Clay (84)-DNS.

Next Saturday (August 11) will be an identical show as Saturday night in a another Menards "Super Series" event on Kams Electric Services Night with "410" Sprint Cars for $3,000 to-win, Stock Cars, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Econo Mods. Pits open at 4 p.m., grandstands at 5 with Sprint qualifying at 6:40 followed by racing.

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.

 

 

Forsberg, Morgan, Kinney and Murphy score wins on Military Night

By Brad Kennedy

Placerville, CA - August 4, 2018...A total of 24 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars signed into the Placerville Speedway Saturday night, during Red Hawk Casino points race 13. Andy Gregg and Billy Wallace set the front row for the 25 lap main event. Gregg got the initial start over Wallace but it was all for naught as the caution lights came on for a spinning Mike Benson in turns 3 and 4. On the second attempt the two-time track champion Wallace grabbed the lead and battled Andy Forsberg for multiple laps. Wallace stayed tough though as the leader and fended off numerous charges from point leader Forsberg.

On a lap 8 restart Forsberg and Wallace came together as Forsberg got sideways, collecting multiple cars including Tony Gualda, Jodie Robinson, Cody Hodgson, Mason Moore and Mike Benson. That set up a single file restart and Wallace pulled away as Justyn Cox challenged Forsberg for second. On lap 14 sixth place runner Kyle Offill lost the right front tire sending it into the pit area in turn three. With the caution flying Forsberg was aggressive on the restart and blasted past Wallace in turn three and pulled away onto his 57th career Placerville Speedway win. Justyn Cox scored second over Billy Wallace, Jimmy Trulli and 17th starter Shane Hopkins rounding the top five.

Heat wins went to Zane Blanchard, Cody Hodgson, Adam Walters and Justyn Cox. The semi main went to Tony Gualda and the Adco Driveline and Custom Exhaust quicktime award went to Gualda as well with a lap time of 10.911.

Twelve Pure Stocks signed into the raceway Saturday for their 13th race of 2018. Russ Murphy and Nick Baldwin set the front row and the race was exceptional to say the least for the first 7 laps between the duo, as Baldwin led the first 7. Chase Grigsby and Baldwin then went back and forth for the top spot on multiple laps until Jason Palmer made contact to the left rear of Baldwin on lap 11. From lap 11 to 20 Russ Murphy dominated the field winning by over 2 seconds as Chase Grigsby and Jason Palmer battled until the checkers. Russ Murphy claimed victory over Jason Palmer, Chase Grigsby, Nick Baldwin and Scott Grunert.

Heat Race wins went too Russ Murphy and Nick Baldwin.

10 wingless sprints showed up for their 3rd appearance for the 2018 season. Matt Stewart and Ryon Siverling let the field to green. Stewart grabbed the top spot as seventh place starter Jake Morgan shot to second on the opening lap. Stewart and Morgan see-sawed back and forth for the top spot as Morgan powered around Stewart on lap 16 running the top side of turn 4.

Morgan charged to his second win of the season at the speedway over Casey McClain. Matt Stewart, Tim Sherman and Alan Miranda.

Heat race wins went too Jake Morgan and Alan Miranda.

BCRA Midget Lites rejoined the Placerville Speedway once again and Scott Kinney became victorious on Saturday. Hunter Kinney and Brandon Leedy set the front row but on the initial start Leedy spun in turn 2 drawing the caution. On the second restart Hunter Kinney missed a shift and stalled the motor on the second attempt. On the third start Scott Kinney grabbed the lead and never looked back. Kinney at one point had a sizable 2 second lead over the field. The race went non stop after the two failed starts as Scott Kinney won over Bradly Dillard and Hunter Kinney top 3.

Heat wins went too Dakota Albright and Steve Brown.

 

 

PERRINE POST 1st SUPER STOCK WIN IN DANNY GARDNER MEMORIAL; MUMAW, DROWN & JAMES RETURN TO VICTORY CIRCLE

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, August 4, 2018

By Mike Swanger

It was Kid's Night at NAPA Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway Saturday that would see hundreds of Kids getting prizes on Pepsi night while on track action would see T A Perrine flip flop the lead early in the race with Brandon Craver before Perrine would pull away for his 1st win and collect the $1,000 winners share of the Super Stock feature while Danny Mumaw would hang on to beat a fast closing Tyler Dunn for the Sprint win. Doug Drown would gain control of the Super Late Model race on lap 7 to score his second win of the season as Jordan James kept Wes Staley at bay for his third trip to victory lane.

The CorBon Super Stocks main would see front row starters Brandon Craver and Perrine go back and forth at the start of the race with Craver leading the opening two circuits before Perrine took over the next two laps and Craver reclaiming the lead on lap five but after that Perrine would take over for good and pull away in the caution free feature. Driving the Wooster based CorBon, Hillcrest Trucking and Fultz Fabrication #16t, Perrine would win his first feature and the biggest payday of his career as pulled into the Summit Racing victory lane. Craver would finish second for the third time this season. With two laps to go, Bob Daugherty slipped past Gary Hensel Jr. for third and at the same time Jordan James passed Dustin Daugherty for fifth. Perrine, Craver and Bob Daugherty receiving trophies from Anne and Brandon Gardner that Danny Gardner had won back in the '70's. Heat winners were Bob Daugherty and James.

The start of the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint feature would see several cars getting out of shape at the flagstand that would send Trevor Baker and Steve Butler sliding into the infield but both was able to keep going while front row starters Brad Haudenschild and Trey Jacobs received flat tires. Haudenschild would be the only one of the four not able to continue. On the restart, Danny Mumaw would grab the lead and set a torrid pace early in the race. The yellow flag would fly on lap 8 as Dylan Kingan spun in turn four that left very little room between his car and the guardrail and Mumaw was able to slow up and squeeze his way through the small opening that was left. As the race went back to green, Nick Patterson was able to stay with Mumaw and make a couple of challenges for the top spot but would start to fade with five laps to go and that's when Tyler Dunn made his move on Patterson for second and closed in on Mumaw. With lapped traffic in front of them, Dunn was able to ride Mumaw's bumper as the checkered flag flew. For Mumaw, the Wooster driver would win for the first time since opening night aboard the ABR Farms, Finishline Auto Body and Finzer Farms #16. It was season best finishes for Tyler Dunn with a second and a third for Nick Patterson with Trevor Baker taking 4th and points leader Jordan Ryan in fifth. Trevor Baker and Mumaw were the heat winners.

A pair of five time track champions, Brad Malcuit and Ryan Markham, would set on the front row of the Kar Connection Super Late Model feature and they would go side by side the first few laps with Malcuit being scored the leader for the opening 5 laps with Markham taking over on the next circuit. Lurking right behind them was Wooster's Doug Drown. They would go three wide on laps five and six in the corners and Drown would power his way into the lead on lap seven and never look back. A caution with five laps to go would give Markham and Malcuit one last chance but Drown and the Hall's Auto Sales, Kar Connection #240 would pull away for his second win of the season. Markham would increase his points lead with a second as Malcuit finished third while Jerry Aber scored his season best finish of fourth while D J Miller posted his second fifth place finish. Heat winners were Markham and Drown.

Loudonville's Jordan James would start on the pole of the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock main and would lead all the way for his third win of the year at 'Orrville's Historic Oval'. Driving the Ugly Duck, Lorentz Lawn Care and Troutman Kutz and Kennels #4, James would run picture perfect laps as Wes Staley was hounding him the whole race as Staley would try every line he could try but would have to settle for second. Brad Hensel held off Cory Staley for third while Justin Cranmore filled out the top five. The night's only red flag flew when Aaron Buckingham got squeezed into the turn two guardrail and rolled twice in the second heat race as he would walk away ok. Heat wins went to Brad Hensel, James and Wes Staley.

A Big Thank You goes out to Quota and all their helpers, all the teams and individuals who donated items for the Kid's night and to Rick Susong and Fisher Performance for the Gold Rush.

This Saturday, August 11th, it will be $5.00 general admission with Back to the 80's theme night as fans are encouraged to wear 80's style clothing or race shirts from back then. There will also be Bike races for the kid's. along with $1 hotdogs. The Modifieds will make their second trip to Wayne County Speedway this season as the Super Late Model, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks will also be in action. Gates will open at 3 pm and racing at 7 pm. Check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information and at facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway .

NAPA JANI AUTO PARTS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, August 4, 2018

CORBON SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Bob Daugherty, T A Perrine, Gary Hensel Jr., Dustin Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Logan Yelton, James Stanley

Heat 2 Jordan James, Brandon Craver, Don Rutt, Tyler Nicely, Chris Albright, Dan Radtka, Todd Gallion dns

Danny Gardner Memorial Feature T A Perrine, Brandon Craver, Bob Daugherty, Gary Hensel Jr., Jordan James, Dustin Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Tyler Nicely, Logan Yelton, Chris Albright, Don Rutt, James Stanley, Dan Radtka, Todd Gallion dns

PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Trevor Baker, Trey Jacobs, Nick Patterson, Kirk Jeffries, Chase Baker, Troy Kingan, Dylan Kkingan

Heat 2 Danny Mumaw, Tyler Dunn, Steve Butler, Brad Haudenschild, Henry Malcuit, Ryan Broughton, Jordan Ryan

Feature Danny Mumaw, Tyler Dunn, Nick Patterson, Trevor Baker, Jordan Ryan, Trey Jacobs, Chase Baker, Henry Malcuit, Kirk Jeffries, Steve Butler, Troy Kingan, Dylan Kingan, Brad Haudenschild, Ryan Broughton dns

KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Chuck Kimble, D J Miller, Jerry Aber, Greg Mazzoleni, Mitch Caskey, Hiram Bachman dns

Heat 2 Doug Drown, Brad Malcuit, Jim Nicely, Larry Bellman, Craig Hartong, Nick Cox, J R Gentry dns

Feature Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, Jerry Aber, D J Miller, Larry Bellman, Mitch Caskey, Jim Nicely, Nick Cox, Craig Hartong, Greg Mazzoleni, Chuck Kimble, Hiram Bachman dns, J R Gentry dns

 

 

Bubak Romps for $7K Triumph in Inaugural Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals!

Lonnie Wheatley, BELLEVILLE, Kan. (August 4, 2018) – Jake Bubak left no question about it and the near-capacity crowd enjoyed every moment of it.

The Arvada, Colorado hotshoe turned in a spotless performance atop the lightning-fast Belleville High Banks on Saturday night to snare the $7,000 winner’s share over a field of 51 entries in the United Rebel Sprint Series-sanctioned Inaugural Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals.

After winning his heat race from the fifth starting position and then rallying from sixth to win his qualifier, Bubak jumped out to the lead at the drop of the green flag in the 30-lap championship feature and led all the way as he lapped two-thirds of the feature field in the process as he ripped the cushion of the legendary oval.

Bubak added the $7,000 payday to the $2,500 that he collected by winning Friday’s preliminary feature aboard the Coyote Candle Company No. 74b entry.

“You just have to get up top and get after it,” Bubak said of his mastery of the ½-mile Belleville High Banks clay oval.

After earning the pole position for the main event, Bubak led the way to the green flag with Oklahoma City’s Andy Shouse alongside. Shouse tried to challenge in the opening pair of corners but Bubak surged into the lead exiting turn two with Jake Martens slipping into second.

Shouse recaptured second and soon after had one last shot at Bubak following the race’s lone caution with three laps in the books for Steven Richardson’s turn two spin but was unable to make it stick. From there, Bubak set a pace that simply could not be matched over the final non-stop 27 circuits.

Bubak reached traffic by the tenth round and spent the remaining 20 circuits rapidly slicing through lapped cars with precision, ultimately lapping all the way up to eighth place and taking the checkered flag with nearly a half-lap advantage.

“It’s awesome,” Bubak said of becoming the Inaugural Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals champion. “And it puts a lot of pressure on to repeat next year.”

While Bubak set the pace, Alamogordo, New Mexico’s Kyle McCutcheon took third away from Martens on the fourth round and then disposed of Shouse for second just two laps later. Attacking the turn one railing on several occasions, McCutcheon tried to keep pace but to no avail.

“You’re a beast here,” McCutcheon exclaimed to Bubak in victory lane.

McCutcheon settled for a healthy $3,500 payday in second place aboard the Lubbock Wrecker Service/Steward Builders No. 224 as eight lapped cars separated the lead duo at the finish.

After starting ninth, Jason Martin worked his way up to fourth by the ninth round and then commandeered the third position over the final half of the race to fill out the podium. J.D. Johnson charged from 14th to fourth with Shouse rounding out the top five.

Zach Blurton crossed the stripe sixth with Brandon Long and Tim Crawley the final cars on the lead lap in seventh and eighth, respectively. Kevin Ramey was ninth with Martens completing the top ten.

Crawley, Bubak, Ramey, Jeremy Huish, Shouse and Ty Williams topped heat race action with Jordan Knight, Bubak, Blurton and Long winning the qualifying races. Brandon Hanks and Williams scored “B” Main wins.

Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals Championship Finale

August 4, 2018 Results:

Heat Races:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 45k-Tim Crawley, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 9d-Lance Davis, 4. 74-Patrick Bourke, 5. 2-Logan Payne, 6. 6-Travis Scott, 7. 99-Dalton Stevens, 8. 29s-Blake Scott, 9. 0-Michael Scott.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak, 2. 02-Brandon Long, 3. E85-Ray Seemann, 4. 2d-Dusty Ballenger, 5. 49-Luke Cranston, 6. 7-Toby Chapman, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight, 8. 24-Cody Hays, 9. 43-Skyar Hughes.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 2. 0z-Steven Richardson, 3. 45-Monte Ferreira, 4. 5x-Jason Martin, 5. 2J-Zach Blurton, 6. 11x-Brandon Hanks, 7. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 8. 17-Todd Plemons, 9. 33k-Aaron Ploussard.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 2. 50-Jed Werner, 3. 10-George White, 4. 82c-Christian Kinnison, 5. 10x-Jordan Knight, 6. 98-J.D. Johnson, 7. 35-Chad Koch, 8. 95-Buddy Tubbs.

Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 27-Andy Shouse, 2. V8-Robert Vetter, 3. 19-Wes Wofford, 4. 23s-Stu Snyder, 5. 18-Lorne Wofford, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 75-Nick Nichols, 8. 21-Brad Wasson.

Heat Six (8 Laps): 1. 911-Ty Williams, 2. 69-Mike Moore, 3. 224-Kyle McCutcheon, 4. 22-Kaleb Johnson, 5. 9-John Webster, 6. 2b-Brett Becker, 7. 17s-Chad Salem, 8. 45c-Lonnie Cox.

Qualifying Races (Top 16 in combined finishing/passing points from Heats and Qualifiers to “A” Main/Balance to two “B” Mains)

Qualifier One (8 Laps): 1. 10x-Jordan Knight, 2. 27-Andy Shouse, 3. 5x-Jason Martin, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 45k-Tim Crawley, 6. 911-Ty Williams, 7. 11x-Brandon Hanks, 8. 19-Wes Wofford, 9. 2-Logan Payne, 10. 35-Chad Koch, 11. 9-John Webster, 12. 0-Michael Scott, 13. 21-Brad Wasson (DNS).

Qualifier Two (8 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak, 2. E85-Ray Seemann, 3. 23s-Stu Snyder, 4. 10-George White, 5. V8-Robert Vetter, 6. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 7. 99-Dalton Stevens, 8. 74-Patrick Bourke, 9. 28-Tracey Hill, 10. 18-Lorne Wofford, 11. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 12. 75-Nick Nichols, 13. 24-Cody Hays (DNS).

Qualifier Three (8 Laps): 1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 0z-Steven Richardson, 3. 224-Kyle McCutcheon, 4. 98-J.D. Johnson, 5. 82c-Christian Kinnison, 6. 45-Monte Ferreira, 7. 69-Mike Moore, 8. 22-Kaleb Johnson, 9. 11k-Tyler Knight, 10. 45c-Lonnie Cox, 11. 17-Todd Plemons, 12. 17s-Chad Salem, 13. 43-Skylar Hughes.

Qualifier Four (8 Laps): 1. 02-Brandon Long, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 9d-Lance Davis, 4. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 5. 2d-Dusty Ballenger, 6. 6-Travis Scott, 7. 7-Toby Chapman, 8. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 9. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 10. 2b-Brett Becker, 11. 29s-Blake Scott, 12. 49-Luke Cranston.

“B” Mains (Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main)

“B” Feature One (12 Laps): 1. 11x-Brandon Hanks, 2. 10-George White, 3. 45-Monte Ferreira, 4. 2d-Dusty Ballenger, 5. 22-Kaleb Johnson, 6. 69-Mike Moore, 7. 19-Wes Wofford, 8. 2-Logan Payne, 9. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 10. V8-Robert Vetter, 11. 28-Tracey Hill, 12. 75-Nick Nichols, 13. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 14. 9-John Webster, 15. 43-Skylar Hughes, 16. 17-Todd Plemons, 17. 49-Luke Cranston (DNS), 18. 21-Brad Wasson (DNS).

“B” Feature Two (12 Laps): 1. 911-Ty Williams, 2. 99-Dalton Stevens, 3. 82c-Christian Kinnison, 4. 9d-Lance Davis, 5. 6-Travis Scott, 6. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 7. 7-Toby Chapman, 8. 74-Patrick Bourke, 9. 29s-Blake Scott, 10. 2b-Brett Becker, 11. 11k-Tyler Knight, 12. 45c-Lonnie Cox, 13. 35-Chad Koch, 14. 17s-Chad Salem, 15. 0-Michael Scott, 16. 18-Lorne Wofford, 17. 24-Cody Hays (DNS).

Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals Championship “A” Main

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak (1) [$7,000], 2. 224-Kyle McCutcheon (4) [$3,500], 3. 5x-Jason Martin (11) [$3,000], 4. 98-J.D. Johnson (14) [$2,500], 5. 27-Andy Shouse (2) [$2,000], 6. 2J-Zach Blurton (6) [$1,750], 7. 02-Brandon Long (7) [$1,650], 8. 45k-Tim Crawley (12) [$1,600], 9. 7m-Kevin Ramey (10) [$1,550], 10. 48-Jake Martens (3) [$1,500], 11. 88J-Jeremey Huish (15) [$1,450], 12. 23s-Stu Snyder (8) [$1,400], 13. 911-Ty Williams (18) [$1,350], 14. 0z-Steven Richardson (5) [$1,300], 15. 99-Dalton Stevens (20) [$1,250], 16. 82c-Christian Kinnison (22) [$1,200], 17. 50-Jed Werner (16) [$1,150], 18. E85-Ray Seemann (13) [$1,100], 19. 10x-Jordan Knight (9) [$1,050], 20. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (23) [$1,050], 21. 9d-Lance Davis (24) [$1,050], 22. 45-Monty Ferreira (21) [$1,000], 23. 10-George White (19) [$1,000], 24. 11x-Brandon Hanks (17) [$1,000].

 

 

Third Time's a Charm for Thomas at Pevely

Saturday, August 4th, Pevely, MO - Snapping a winless streak at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Tyler Thomas claimed the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget League show, leading all 30 laps on his way to a dominant victory over a hard-charging Jason McDougal and POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League point leader Tucker Klaasmeyer. Thomas's victory in the 2018 Ironman is the 11th of his career and his first with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League in 2018.

Starting on the pole, Thomas wasted no time at the drop of the green flag, taking to the top side of the high-banked 3/8 mile while Ryan Robinson and Karter Sarff filled in the top three. Enduring several cautions, Thomas took advantage of every restart, deflecting early challenges from Robinson, and eventually Jason McDougal in the final laps.

As the laps wound down, a final caution setup a two lap, mad-dash to the finish, with hard-charging Jason McDougal in second behind Thomas, followed by Klaasmeyer. At the drop of the green, McDougal worked the bottom in one and two as Thomas remained committed to the top side. Never faltering, Thomas took the checkers followed by McDougal and Klaasmeyer. Zach Daum rebounded to take fourth, while Ryan Robinson completed the podium.

"It's been a trying year for us," stated Tyler Thomas. "We obviously changed a lot throughout the year. We've been behind it seems like and missed a lot of races. We finally got things rolling. This Spike Chassis is on a rail. We've got Bobby Barth here, he's helped us out a lot here over the years. He built us a really good set of shocks at Advanced Racing Suspensions. This Toyota motor built by Speedway, it rips. I just can't thank everybody behind me enough. It just feels good to get them all a win. It feels good to get a win at Pevely. We've started on the front row three times and couldn't get it done the first two times, so I guess the third time's a charm."

"The way yesterday went, how hard we rebounded today, I can't thank my team enough," Jason McDougal said. "I've got to thank Scott Petry for giving me this opportunity. This is where we ended up. On the podium's good."

"Just finishing is important," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "I always want to be a couple spots better. We had a good car, about halfway through under the yellows you could kind of see the right rears in front of you looking a little worn. I probably should have pushed it a little harder there at the end, but it was a good race. Hat's off to Tyler. I know him and his family team have had some bad luck lately. It's always cool to see someone come back from some unfortunate mechanical failures and get a win. Congrats to Jason, too. We've been racing a long time together; since micros. It was fun getting to throw some sliders with him tonight, too."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 2: 72 - SAM JOHNSON, Heat 3: 91T - TYLER THOMAS

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 91T - TYLER THOMAS POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 2. 15 - JASON MCDOUGAL 3. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 4. 5D - ZACH DAUM 5. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 6. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 7. 67 - HOLLY SHELTON 8. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 9. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 10. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 11. 7F - ANDREW FELKER 12. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 13. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 14. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 15. 5H - TYLER VANTOLL 16. 23 - HANNAH ADAIR 17. 51 - JOE B MILLER 18. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 19. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 20. 27B - AJ BURNS 21. 42 - HANK DAVIS 22. 50 - DANIEL ADLER 23. 44 - WESLEY SMITH

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

OVID, Mich. – Brian Gerster was the fourth and final leader in a barnburner Must See Racing Sprint Car Series feature on Saturday night, holding off archrival Jimmy McCune to win the Laura Devlin Memorial Fast Forty at Owosso Speedway.

Gerster, who set fast time in qualifying, had to start 10th on the grid after the inversion but powered through traffic to take the lead by lap eight. He then held off a hard-charging McCune, who came from last after spinning on the initial start, in the final laps to secure his second series win of the season.

An exuberant victory lane celebration – completed with a wing dance by the Fishers, Ind., driver and two-time series champion – capped off Gerster’s 21st career Must See Racing victory.

“We came up on some lapped traffic right at the end, and to be honest I was probably trying to run the car a little bit too hard,” Gerster said. “We were getting a little bit free … so much so that I drove off the end of the backstraightaway one lap. I knew the 88 (Jimmy McCune) would be coming. I’m not a fan of moving the lapped cars to the rear (on restarts), but we were able to nail the restart and pull away.

“The McCunes have been faster than we have been the last half a dozen times we’ve run here, so we came in here trying not to get our butts kicked and to come away with a trophy feels really good.”

Saturday also marked the eighth consecutive season that Gerster has won multiple Must See Racing features.

“That’s something that’s a really big deal to us,” noted Gerster. “It’s nice to keep the streak alive and keep pushing that mark forward. It’s hard to do in this field and to accomplish that means a lot.”

Following the inversion roll, Adam Biltz and Tom Jewell led the field to the green flag, but contact off turn two back in the field sent McCune spinning to the bottom of the second turn and turned the caution lights on almost instantly.

The incident set up a complete restart, with Biltz nailing the start and leading the first lap of his Must See Racing career before giving way to Jewell on the second revolution. Jewell then paced the next two circuits before Biltz’s teammate, Charlie Schultz, charged to the inside of turn four to assume command on lap four.

By that point, Gerster had worked his way up to fourth, quickly dispatching Jewell and Ike Beasley on the next two laps before setting his sights on Schultz for the top spot.

It only took one more rotation before Gerster was on Schultz’s tail tank and the eighth time by the flagstand, he was inside Schultz’s No. 9s and edging ahead at the start/finish line to take the point.

After that, Gerster led the final 43 laps en route to victory, though it wasn’t without challenge in the final laps.

McCune got to second in 15 laps, but couldn’t erase a three-second deficit to Gerster until a caution for a slowing Jeff Bloom with 17 to go gave the three-time defending series champion new life.

The ensuing restart put McCune on Gerster’s tail tank, but even still, it wasn’t until inside of five laps to go that McCune was able to pounce and close in on the ‘Mopar Missile’.

As Gerster got swallowed up in slower traffic, McCune was able to cut a second and a half gap down into car lengths at the white flag, making one last-ditch effort in turn three coming to the finish line but falling .215 of a second short in the end.

“I don’t know if he heard me or saw me, but he was running the high line and I was down low … and he just did what he had to do and cut my pursuit off coming off (turn) four,” lamented McCune. “Maybe if we’d had another couple of laps we could have gotten him, but I’m just disappointed that we had such a good start, only to have it wiped out by getting turned around there. Just didn’t have enough tonight.”

Twenty-year-old Anthony McCune completed the podium in third after making contact with the wall on lap two and having to rally from as low as 10th. Jason Blonde and Ike Beasley were fourth and fifth.

Schultz, Doug Dietsch, Jerry Caryer, Jewell and Biltz completed the top 10 at the finish.

Gerster became the seventh different fast qualifier in nine races during time trials at the start of the night, earning his 27th career fast time with a lap of 13.439 seconds (100.454 mph) around the three-eighths-mile oval. Jewell and Anthony McCune won their respective heat races.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action on Aug. 11 with the Must See Racing 50 from Indiana’s Anderson Speedway. Jimmy McCune is the defending event winner.

RACE RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Owosso Speedway; Aug. 4, 2018

1-800-RADIATOR/Laura Devlin Memorial A-Feature (40 laps): 1. #50m – Brian Gerster [10]; 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune [9]; 3. #8 – Anthony McCune [8]; 4. #42 – Jason Blonde [7]; 5. #97 – Ike Beasley [6]; 6. #9s – Charlie Schultz [4]; 7. #0 – Doug Dietsch [11]; 8. #75c – Jerry Caryer [3]; 9. #7 – Tom Jewell [2]; 10. #8a – Adam Biltz [1]; 11. #5 – Don Dietsch [13]; 12. #11 – Tom Geren [12]; 13. #26b – Jeff Bloom [5].

Lap Leader(s): Biltz 1, Jewell 2-3, Schultz 4-7, Gerster 8-50.

Hard Charger: #50m – Brian Gerster (+9)

Hamilton Trucking Time Trials (best of two laps): 1. #50m – Brian Gerster, 13.439; 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.449; 3. #8 – Anthony McCune, 13.467; 4. #42 – Jason Blonde, 14.595; 5. #97 – Ike Beasley, 13.618; 6. #26b – Jeff Bloom, 13.721; 7. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 13.740; 8. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 13.979; 9. #7 – Tom Jewell, 14.011; 10. #8a – Adam Biltz, 14.227; 11. #0 – Doug Dietsch, 14.326; 12. #11 – Tom Geren, 14.749; 13. #5 – Don Dietsch, 14.923.

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat #1 (8 laps): 1. Tom Jewell, 2. Charlie Schultz, 3. Jerry Caryer, 4. Doug Dietsch, 5. Adam Biltz, 6. Don Dietsch, 7. Tom Geren.

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat #2 (8 laps): 1. Anthony McCune, 2. Jimmy McCune, 3. Brian Gerster, 4. Ike Beasley, 5. Jason Blonde, 6. Jeff Bloom.

 

 

Barnes Best at Skagit Speedway

8/4/18

Alger, WA - On a rapidly moving Janicki Industries night at Skagit Speedway, Jayme Barnes was the best in show as he took his second victory of 2018 in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints. Joining him in victory lane were Kevin Smith and Jon Gunderson.

The Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints were the featured class on the night and Jayme Barnes took full advantage of his outside row one starting spot to give car owner Frank Sherman his second victory of the year. Barnes shot to the lead off the cushion in turn two on the initial start and started building his lead. Cory Swatzina raced into second and would close on Jayme amongst slower cars, but the veteran from Everett, WA consistently made the correct choice amongst slower cars on his way to the win. Swatzina would settle for second and Trevor Cook was third after setting quick time. Kelsey Carpenter, Barnes and Joe Lyon won the heats.

A caution riddled A Main for the Modified division ended up with Kevin Smith winning his third feature of the year. Smith used a lap five restart to take the lead from his brother Rick, then survived restart after restart to score the victory ahead of Craig Moore and Rick Smith. Moore and Kevin won the heat races.

The Outlaw Tuners had another entertaining A Main on Saturday, as Jon Gunderson pushed forward for a last lap pass to take the main event win away from Brian Michelson. Matt Shaw rounded out the podium. Gunderson and Clint Meins won the heats.

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints Fast Time - Trevor Cook 12.650 Heat 1 - Kelsey Carpenter, Trevor Cook, Malachi Gemmer, Bill Rude, Devin Barnes, Kevin Kirkpatrick Heat 2 - Jayme Barnes, Bailey Sucich, Ashleigh Johnson, Eric Turner, Steve Parker, Brett McGhie Heat 3 - Joe Lyon, Cory Swatzina, Zach McCabe, Michael Bollinger, John Tharp Main - Jayme Barnes, Swatzina, Cook, Carpenter, Turner, Johnson, D Barnes, Parker, Bollinger, Lyon, McCabe, Gemmer, Tharp, McGhie, Kirkpatrick, Rude, Sucich Lap Leaders - Barnes 1-25

 

 

Jamie Miller makes history at Fremont Speedway with wins in 3 different divisions

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Jamie Miller made history at Fremont Speedway Saturday, Aug. 4. The Fremont, Ohio driver continued his streak in the 305 sprints, winning his fifth straight feature on Finish Line Race Fuels/Kear's Speed Shop Night. But he wasn't done. He also won his very first late model feature and wrapped up the night taking his first ever dirt truck feature win. Miller became the first driver in the 67 year history of "The Track That Action Built" to win three features on one night in three different race vehicles.

Miller run to history started in the late model A-main as he took the lead on lap five and drove away to the victory. He followed that by holding off Seth Schneider for the 305 sprint victory, his third division win in as many nights as he won Thursday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Friday at Limaland Speedway in Lima, Ohio and Saturday at Fremont. Miller now has 10 feature wins in 2018 in the 305 sprint division. Miller led all 20 laps of the dirt truck A-main for his 19th career Fremont Speedway victory.

"If someone calls me for a 410 ride I'm always game," Miller joked in the Engine Pro Victory Lane after wrapping up the dirt truck win. "Dan Roepke drug this truck out of the weeds Sunday and got all the acorns out of the headers and said it's good to go. This is unbelievable to me...it still hasn't set in that I just did this. This is a pretty difficult task and I put myself in all the right places tonight and got to start in good spots."

In the late model feature, Miller nearly captured the win the previous week but a fuel pump issue in the closing laps prevented that win.

"Steve Sabo and Joe Bradford give me a hell of a good race car. Jimmy Kear helped me the last couple of weeks getting it set up and it showed. These late models are completely different than a sprint car. Everything this late model does is completely opposite of what you want a sprint car to do," said Miller beside his Fostoria Mod Shop backed machine.

Miller could be the hottest 305 sprint driver in the nation but Seth Schneider made him earn the win Saturday.

"I was too patient in lapped traffic. I should have driven the car a little harder...I could have driven around those guys. The car is working so good. I got 13 wins one year so I have some work to do," he said of his Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed machine.

Republic, Ohio's Cap Henry led all 30 laps of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 sprint feature for his second straight victory, the sixth of his career at Fremont Speedway. Henry came into the night third in the point standings for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics. He gained little ground though on leader Craig Mintz as Mintz finished second in the feature event.

"I think we kind of figured something out here. One thing I learned driving that 82 car last year was I have to be mentally strong. I kept having to repeat that to myself with five to go. Luckily I had Guy letting me know I had a lead and I could kind of calm down. I still about spun out on the white flag lap getting into three. I can't thank this Lane family enough....they work really hard. Normally I struggle bad at this place so this is pretty cool," said Henry beside his Beer Barrel Bourbon, Metropolitan Landscaping, UTEC, Geck Electric, Wings Unlimited backed sprint car.

Kelsey Ivy and Henry brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 A-main with Henry gaining the advantage as third starter Craig Mintz slipped into second with Ivy, Tyler Gunn, Chris Andrews and Rob Chaney giving chase. Action ground to a half with four laps in when Nate Dussel took a tumble in turn two. On the restart Mintz pressured Henry for a couple of laps with Gunn battling with Andrews and Chaney for third.

Following a caution for Duane Zablocki with 14 laps scored, the running order was Henry, Mintz, Gunn, Chaney, a charging Byron Reed, Andrews, Brubaker, Ivy and Cody Bova. When the race went back to green Henry flew to a 1.5 second lead by lap 18 over Mintz, Gunn and Reed. However, lapped traffic caused Henry's lead to evaporate with eight to go as Mintz closed quickly while Gunn and Reed were locked in a torrid battle for third. One cleared of traffic with four laps to go Henry increased lead 1.5 seconds once again and drove to the win over Mintz, Reed, Gunn and Chaney.

In the 25 lap Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main Brandon Moore and Seth Schneider brought the field to green with Moore gaining the advantage over Schneider, miller, John Ivy, Alvin Roepke and Jimmy McGrath. Schneider slid into the top spot on lap two and Miller grabbed second two circuits later just as the caution flew for a Tad Peck spin. Two laps after going back to green Miller got under Schneider in turn two and grabbed the lead.

Peck brought out the caution again on lap 13 and on the restart Schneider kept pace with Miller as Roepke took third. Miller built his lead to two seconds with seven to go but heavy lapped traffic soon wiped that out as Schneider closed quickly with just five circuits left. As they raced to the white flag Schneider was taking a peak to Miller's outside. Miller was able to drive around the lapped car and drove to the win over Schneider, Roepke, Moore and John Ivy.

In the McCullough Industries Late Model A-main John Mayes grabbed the early lead from his pole starting position with third starting Miller taking second. Mayes and Miller raced side by side over the first five laps of the feature with Miller grabbing the top spot on lap five. The only caution flew with three laps to go but Miller was too strong and pulled away on the restart to take the win over Mayes, Steve Sabo, Dustin Keegan and Jay King.

Eric Devanna and Miller set the front row of the 20-lap Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck A-main with Miller grabbing the early lead. Several cautions plagued the first seven laps of the feature. By lap seven Miller had his hands full with Keith Sorg as Devanna, Jeff Ward, Jim Holcomb and Zeth Sabo battled hard for third. Miller and Sorg literally ran side by side for seven laps before Miller began to inch away.

Miller hit his marks perfectly and took the checkers over Sorg, Ward, Holcomb and Devanna.

Fremont Speedway will not be in action next two weeks, but helps kick off the Sandusky County Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 21 with the 305 sprints in action with a special purse.

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Fremont Speedway

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018

Finish Line Race Fuels/Kear's Speed Shop Night

Starting position - [*]

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.574; 2.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.733; 3.83-Rob Chaney, 12.742; 4.5-Byron Reed, 12.765; 5.23-DJ Foos, 12.814; 6.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.888; 7.09-Craig Mintz, 12.918; 8.4H-Cap Henry, 12.939; 9.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 12.961; 10.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.989; 11.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.017; 12.16-Chris Andrews, 13.138; 13.4T-Tracy Hines, 13.147; 14.20B-Cody Bova, 13.174; 15.3T-Tony Beaber, 13.362; 16.1-Nate Dussel, 13.363; 17.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.861; 18.96AU-Bruce White, 13.949; 19.2+-Brian Smith, 28.999;

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger[1] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 6. 4T-Tracy Hines[5] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 4H-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 20B-Cody Bova[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 83-Rob Chaney[4] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 5. 3T-Tony Beaber[5] ; 6. 96AU-Bruce White[6]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. 4H-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[10] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 5. 83-Rob Chaney[4] ; 6. 16-Chris Andrews[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[14] ; 9. 4T-Tracy Hines[16] ; 10. 8J-Jess Stiger[8] ; 11. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 12. 3T-Tony Beaber[15] ; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron[12] ; 14. 2+-Brian Smith[18] ; 15. 96AU-Bruce White[17] ; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9] ; 17. 1-Nate Dussel[13] ; 18. 23-DJ Foos[11]

Hard Charger: 5-Byron Reed +7

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.4*-Tyler Street, 13.666; 2.77I-John Ivy, 13.698; 3.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.805; 4.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.887; 5.26-Jamie Miller, 13.905; 6.5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 13.927; 7.97-Kyle Peters, 13.929; 8.36-Seth Schneider, 13.947; 9.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.984; 10.8-Bobby Clark, 14.012; 11.25-Jason Keckler, 14.045; 12.11G-Luke Griffith, 14.094; 13.19R-Steve Rando, 14.121; 14.47-Matt Lucius, 14.157; 15.4T-Jim Taddeo, 14.275; 16.09-Justin Adams, 14.356; 17.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.456; 18.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.626; 19.X-Mike Keegan, 14.661; 20.73-Joe Armbruster, 14.814; 21.28-Tad Peck, 15.315; 22.1J-Jeremy Shambaugh, 15.923; 23.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 16.262;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[3] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 6. 28-Tad Peck[7] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[8] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3] ; 7. 4T-Jim Taddeo[7] ; 8. X-Mike Keegan[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 09-Justin Adams[2] ; 3. 75-Jerry Dahms[1] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 5. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 6. 73-Joe Armbruster[6] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[10] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[3] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[12] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[17] ; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[8] ; 11. 97-Kyle Peters[15] ; 12. 09-Justin Adams[7] ; 13. 19R-Steve Rando[11] ; 14. 8-Bobby Clark[14] ; 15. 11G-Luke Griffith[13] ; 16. 4T-Jim Taddeo[20] ; 17. 73-Joe Armbruster[18] ; 18. 47-Matt Lucius[22] ; 19. X-Mike Keegan[23] ; 20. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[19] ; 21. X15-Kasey Ziebold[21] ; 22. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 23. 28-Tad Peck[16]

Hard Charger: 46AU-Stuart Williams +8

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 5s-Brad Stuckey[1] ; 2. 1H-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 3. 32-Kevin Phillips[4] ; 4. 4s-Keith Sorg[8] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[3] ; 6. 2-Jimmy McGrath Jr[6] ; 7. 83-Noah Wagner[7] ; 8. 99-Gene Potridge[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 88-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[6] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 4. 37-Eric DeVanna[8] ; 5. 49X-Brad Keckler[2] ; 6. 22-Brandon Leighton[5] ; 7. 32H-Dan Hennig[3] ; 8. 26-Kyle Lagrou[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 33-Jeff Ward[7] ; 2. 23m-Brad Mitten[4] ; 3. 67-Ben Clapp[1] ; 4. 7f-Dana Frey[6] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 6. P51-Paul Brown JR[3] ; 7. 11-Austin Gibson[2]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps) 1. 88-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[5] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[12] ; 4. 16-Jim Holcomb[10] ; 5. 37-Eric DeVanna[1] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 7. 23m-Brad Mitten[8] ; 8. 2-Jimmy McGrath Jr[16] ; 9. 22-Brandon Leighton[17] ; 10. 32-Kevin Phillips[9] ; 11. 17x-Dustin Keegan[15] ; 12. 99-Gene Potridge[22] ; 13. 83-Noah Wagner[19] ; 14. 32H-Dan Hennig[20] ; 15. 5s-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 16. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[11] ; 17. 9-Curt Inks[13] ; 18. 26-Kyle Lagrou[23] ; 19. 67-Ben Clapp[7] ; 20. 49X-Brad Keckler[14] ; 21. 7f-Dana Frey[4] ; 22. P51-Paul Brown JR[18] ; 23. 11-Austin Gibson[21]

Hard Charger: 99-Gene Potridge +10

Limited Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 4M-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 69-John Mayes[2] ; 3. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[3] ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[5] ; 5. 22J-Josh Kiser[6] ; 6. 23m-Brad Mitten[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 2. 4C-Bill Clapp JR[5] ; 3. 27K-Jay King[2] ; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[3] ; 5. 101-Chester Fitch[4]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps) 1. 4M-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 69-John Mayes[1] ; 3. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 5. 27K-Jay King[2] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[8] ; 7. 4C-Bill Clapp JR[5] ; 8. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[6] ; 9. 22J-Josh Kiser[9] ; 10. 23m-Brad Mitten[11] ; 11. 101-Chester Fitch DNS

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

OVID, Mich. – Brian Gerster extended his all-time qualifying lead with the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series by topping Hamilton Trucking Time Trials for the Laura Devlin Memorial Fast Forty at Owosso Speedway on Saturday evening.

Gerster was only third-quick in practice during the heat of the day, but as the sun started to dip down his No. 50m Dick Myers Racing sprint car came to life. The Fishers, Ind., native and two-time series champion toured the three-eighths-mile oval in 13.439 seconds (100.454 mph) to top the 13-car field.

Saturday’s effort earned Gerster a $100 bonus and marked the 27th fast time of his Must See Racing career.

Three-time defending series titlist and Gerster’s long-time rival, Jimmy McCune, was second-quick and just a hundredth of a second off the pole time. McCune turned a lap of 13.449 seconds (100.379 mph) in the No. 88 Abe’s Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil entry.

Right on the two veterans’ heels was 20-year-old Anthony McCune, the nephew of Jimmy McCune and the 2015 series Rookie of the Year. The youngest driver in the field posted a time of 13.467 seconds (100.245 mph) in the No. 8 Abe’s Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil machine.

The top three qualifiers were separated by less than a half-tenth of a second on the stopwatch.

Jason Blonde, looking for his first Must See Racing win since May of 2017, and Ike Beasley completed the Fast Five in qualifying.

Sixth through 10th were Jeff Bloom, Charlie Schultz, Jerry Caryer, Tom Jewell and Adam Biltz.

Racing action for the Open Wheel Mania program at Owosso Speedway is slated for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

QUALIFYING RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Owosso Speedway; Aug. 4, 2018

1. #50m – Brian Gerster, 13.439

2. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.449

3. #8 – Anthony McCune, 13.467

4. #42 – Jason Blonde, 14.595

5. #97 – Ike Beasley, 13.618

6. #26b – Jeff Bloom, 13.721

7. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 13.740

8. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 13.979

9. #7 – Tom Jewell, 14.011

10. #8a – Adam Biltz, 14.227

11. #0 – Doug Dietsch, 14.326

12. #11 – Tom Geren, 14.749

13. #5 – Don Dietsch, 14.923

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

OVID, Mich. –Anthony McCune led the combined practice charts for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series for the second-straight race on Saturday afternoon, leading the field at Owosso Speedway.

The 20-year-old nephew of three-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune stopped the clocks with a lap of 13.619 seconds (99.216 mph) around the three-eighths-mile oval in his No. 8 Abe’s Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil sprinter.

Anthony McCune has set fast time in two of the last four series events and is second in the points standings to Jimmy McCune entering Saturday night’s Laura Devlin Memorial Fast Forty, sitting 50 markers back of the championship lead. His fast lap was in the second and final session.

Jimmy McCune landed second-fastest on the combined speed charts with a time of 13.653 seconds (98.879 mph) in his No. 88 Abe’s Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil machine, set during the first round of practice.

Brian Gerster was third-quick in the Dick Myers-owned No. 50m, followed by Michigan natives Ike Beasley and Jeff Bloom, a 2013 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee.

Charlie Schultz, Jason Blonde, Doug Dietsch, Jerry Caryer and Tom Jewell completed the top 10.

Jewell had mechanical issues that prevented him from making a lap during opening practice, but turned laps at full song during the final round.

Qualifying for the Laura Devlin Memorial Fast 40 is set for 5 p.m. local time.

PRACTICE RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Owosso Speedway; Aug. 4, 2018

1. #8 – Anthony McCune, 13.619

2. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.653

3. #50m – Brian Gerster, 13.786

4. #97 – Ike Beasley, 13.944

5. #26b – Jeff Bloom, 14.066

6. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 14.139

7. #42 – Jason Blonde, 14.140

8. #0 – Doug Dietsch, 14.269

9. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 14.282

10. #7 – Tom Jewell, 14.291

11. #8a – Adam Biltz, 14.436

12. #11 – Tom Geren, 15.355

13. #5 – Don Dietsch, 15.896

 

 

Bubak Blasts to Victory Lane in Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, BELLEVILLE, Kan. (August 3, 2018) – Arvada, Colorado’s Jake Bubak proved to be the class of the field on Friday night as the Untied Rebel Sprint Series-sanctioned Inaugural Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals kicked off atop the ½-mile Belleville High Banks clay oval.

Bubak gunned into the lead at the outset from the front row outside and led the high-speed URSS affair all the way in the 20-lapper to take the preliminary feature winner’s share of $2,500 aboard the Coyote Candle Company No. 74b over a field of 49 entries, setting the stage for Saturday night’s $7,000-to-win Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals championship finale.

Liberal, Kansas shoe Steven Richardson earned the pole position for the main event by racking up the most points through heat and qualifying race action, but it was front row mate Bubak pouncing on the lead as the green flag flew.

Weathering the race’s lone caution after five laps for Kaleb Johnson’s disabled mount in turn two, Bubak slipped away from his chasers on the restart and then ripped through lapped traffic in precise manner over the final eight circuits to secure the win.

In his wake, Lincoln, Nebraska resident by way of Liberal, Jason Martin, battled into the runner-up position just ahead of Oklahoma City’s Andy Shouse. Richardson crossed the stripe in fourth with Ness City, KS, racer Luke Cranston rounding out the top five.

Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey crossed the stripe in sixth with Lorne Wofford of Alamogordo, NM, in seventh. Denison, TX, rep Christian Kinnison turned in the feature’s top passing performance by rallying from 17th to eighth with Nebraska’s Stu Snyder and Texas’ Dalton Stevens completing the top ten.

Ray Seemann, Buddy Tubbs, Martin, Shouse, Zach Blurton and Stevens topped heat race action with Bubak, Patrick Bourke, Wes Wofford and Lorne Wofford winning the qualifying races. Kinnison and Kyle McCutcheon topped the twin 12-lap “B” Mains.

The Inaugural Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals wraps up with Saturday night’s $7,000-to-win tilt getting under way at 7:30 p.m.

Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals Night One

August 3, 2018 Results:

Heat Races:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. E85-Ray Seemann, 2. 2b-Brett Becker, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 11x-Brandon Hanks, 5. 7-Toby Chapman, 6. 45k-Tim Crawley, 7. 69-Mike Moore, 8. 2d-Dusty Ballenger, 9. 0-Michael Scott.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 95-Brandon Tubbs, 2. 50-Jed Werner, 3. 49-Luke Cranston, 4. 224-Kyle McCutcheon, 5. 22-Kaleb Johnson, 6. 29s-Blake Scott, 7. 21-Brad Wasson, 8. 6-Travis Scott.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 5x-Jason Martin, 2. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 3. 23s-Stu Snyder, 4. 19-Wes Wofford, 5. 75-Nick Nichols, 6. 10x-Jordan Knight, 7. 55-Jack Potter, 8. V8-Robert Vetter.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 27-Andy Shouse, 2. 74-Patrick Bourke, 3. 911-Ty Williams, 4. 18-Lorne Wofford, 5. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 6. 9-John Webster, 7. 24-Cody Hays, 8. 48-Jake Martens.

Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 74b-Jake Bubak, 3. 02-Brandon Long, 4. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 5. 9d-Lance Davis, 6. 45c-Lonnie Cox, 7. 17-Todd Plemons, 8. 33k-Aaron Ploussard.

Heat Six (8 Laps): 1. 99-Dalton Stevens, 2. 0z-Steven Richardson, 3. 10-George White, 4. 82c-Christian Kinnison, 5. 28-Tracey Hill, 6. 2-Logan Payne, 7. 45-Monty Ferreira, 8. 17s-Chad Salem.

Qualifying Races (Top 16 in combined finishing/passing points from Heats and Qualifiers to “A” Main/Balance to two “B” Mains)

Qualifier One (8 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak, 2. 0z-Steven Richardson, 3. 7x-Shane Sundquist, 4. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 5. 2b-Brett Becker, 6. 7-Toby Chapman, 7. 9d-Lance Davis, 8. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 9. 55-Jack Potter, 10. 45-Monty Ferreira, 11. 0-Michael Scott, 12. 17s-Chad Salem, 13. 10x-Jordan Knight (DNS).

Qualifier Two (8 Laps): 1. 74-Patrick Bourke, 2. 11k-Tyler Knight, 3. 11x-Brandon Hanks, 4. 49-Luke Cranston, 5. 99-Dalton Stevens, 6. 22-Kaleb Johnson, 7. 6-Travis Scott, 8. E85-Ray Seemann, 9. 82c-Christian Kinnison, 10. 9-John Webster, 11. 17-Todd Plemons, 12. 45c-Lonnie Cox.

Qualifier Three (8 Laps): 1. 19-Wes Wofford, 2. 5x-Jason Martin, 3. 27-Andy Shouse, 4. 48-Jake Martens, 5. 224-Kyle McCutcheon, 6. 69-Mike Moore, 7. 10-George White, 8. 2-Logan Payne, 9. 28-Tracey Hill, 10. 24-Cody Hays, 11. 911-Ty Williams, 12. V8-Robert Vetter (DNS).

Qualifier Four (8 Laps): 1. 18-Lorne Wofford, 2. 23s-Stu Snyder, 3. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 4. 02-Brandon Long, 5. 2J-Zach Blurton, 6. 45k-Tim Crawley, 7. 50-Jed Werner, 8. 2d-Dusty Ballenger, 9. 75-Nick Nichols, 10. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 11. 21-Brad Wasson, 12. 29s-Blake Scott.

“B” Mains (Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main)

“B” Feature One (12 Laps): 1. 82c-Christian Kinnison, 2. 50-Jed Werner, 3. 02-Brandon Long, 4. 69-Mike Moore, 5. 45k-Tim Crawley, 6. 7-Toby Chapman, 7. 2b-Brett Becker, 8. 10-George White, 9. 75-Nick Nichols, 10. 28-Tracey Hill, 11. 55-Jack Potter, 12. 45-Monty Ferreira, 13. 45c-Lonnie Cox, 14. 21-Brad Wasson, 15. 0-Michael Scott, 16. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 17. V8-Robert Vetter (DNS).

“B” Feature Two (12 Laps): 1. 224-Kyle McCutcheon, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson, 4. E85-Ray Seemann, 5. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 6. 2d-Dusty Ballenger, 7. 6-Travis Scott, 8. 2-Logan Payne, 9. 9d-Lance Davis, 10. 911-Ty Williams, 11. 24-Cody Hays, 12. 9-John Webster, 13. 17-Todd Plemons, 14. 17s-Chad Salem, 15. 29s-Blake Scott (DNS), 16. 10x-Jordan Knight (DNS).

Belleville 305 Sprint Car Nationals Preliminary “A” Main

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 74b-Jake Bubak (2), 2. 5x-Jason Martin (3), 3. 27-Andy Shouse (5), 4. 0z-Steven Richardson (1), 5. 49-Luke Cranston (8), 6. 7m-Kevin Ramey (9), 7. 18-Lorne Wofford (6), 8. 82c-Christian Kinnison (17), 9. 23s-Stu Snyder (14), 10. 99-Dalton Stevens (15), 11. 2J-Zach Blurton (10), 12. 50-Jed Werner (19), 13. 48-Jake Martens (20), 14. 69-Mike Moore (23), 15. 11k-Tyler Knight (12), 16. 88J-Jeremy Huish (13), 17. 7x-Shane Sundquist (16), 18. 74-Patrick Bourke (7), 19. 11x-Brandon Hanks (11), 20. E85-Ray Seemann (24), 21. 02-Brandon Long (21), 22. 224-Kyle McCutcheon (18), 23. 22-Kaleb Johnson (22), 24. 19-Wes Wofford (4).

 

 

Meseraull Gets an A+ and Wins Gas City’s ‘Back-to-School Bash’

GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 4 — In front of the largest crowd so far this year at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind., started second, went to the head of the class on the second lap, and stayed there to win a fast and furious, non-stop, 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature Friday night as the highlight of the Thompson Trucking and Equipment-sponsored “Back-to-School Bash.” Chett Gehrke of Shepherdsville, Ky. won the 20-lap USAC SpeeD2 midget feature, and point leader Matt Hedrick of Rushville, Ind. was triumphant in the 20-lap UMRA TQ midgets’ main event. Bub Roberts of Warren, Ind. won his first 20-lap UMP modified feature of the year at the quarter-mile dirt oval. John and Sherril Long, owners of One More Time Motorsports, posted an extra $1,000 in purses for the 15-lap thunder car and front-wheel-drive compact features, which were won by Ervin Turner of Marion, Ind. and Josh Gamblin of Kokomo, Ind., respectively. In the wildest and most spectacular event of the night, Jim Ashton of Anderson, Ind., won the first school bus race in the track’s history during intermission. Meseraull, aka “T-Mez,” had things well in hand in Don Whitney Racing’s No. 00, which is a Hawk chassis sponsored by Physical Medicine Consultants and Infinity Shocks and powered by a Stensland-prepped engine. He had a healthy lead over Dallas Hewitt, who started right behind him, at the checkered. The battle for third was the barnburner. In the end Shane Cottle took the position over Dave Darland and Shane Cockrum. It was the second victory of the year for Meseraull at the popular track in a show that finished before 11:30 p.m. despite presenting six classes of competition featuring 104 cars. Gehrke started on the pole of the midget feature with Stratton Briggs alongside him. Briggs, who won the other D2 midget feature here in June, grabbed the initial lead but got out of shape on the backstretch on the first lap. Gehrke capitalized and went on to lead every lap despite several yellows and a red that tightened up the field. The red was for Tayte Williamson, who flipped in Turn 4 with 18 laps down but was unhurt. Aaron Leffel finished second and Brad Strunk came from tenth to finish third. Cory Guingrich passed Briggs on the last lap for fifth. Mark Nieft Jr. flipped between Turns 1 and 2 in the third midget heat but got out of his car under his own power. Hedrick, a deputy for the Rush County Sheriff’s Department, took no prisoners and led every lap of the TQ midget feature from the pole to extend his UMRA point lead. Trailing Hedrick’s No. 33, which is sponsored by INTAT Precision, Rush Memorial Hospital and L & S Sanitation Service, were Joey Paxson, Tate Martz, Robbie Roland and Matt Lux. Nelson Stewart, father of racing superstar Tony Stewart, flipped in Turn 4 with 11 laps down but climbed out unhurt, signed a release waiver for the ambulance crew, and soldiered on to finish 14th after the wrecker crew got his TQ back on all four wheels. Roberts started on the pole of the modified feature and fought off all his rivals despite six cautions that tightened up the field. Trailing Roberts, whose car is supported by Zeller Construction, Brickley Construction and Wesco Farms, were Daniel Russell, Jamie Lomax, Bradley Jameson and Dillon Nusbaum. Thunder car point leader D.J. Holt flipped in Turn 4 with seven laps down in that feature while battling for the lead. With only two laps to go Braxton Strait did that move one better when his car caught on fire after he flipped in about the same spot. Neither was hurt. By the time Strait’s accident was cleaned up the race’s time limit had been reached, and Turner was declared the winner over Justin Wheeler, Greg Long, Bryce Krider and Strait. Gamblin started on the pole and led all 15 laps of the FWD compact feature. Gage Allen was on his car’s rear bumper at the finish, while Brandon Nutter placed third. Eric Solms’ Silver Bullet spun to a stop in front of the flagstand on the first lap but he came back to finish fourth. James Headley Jr. rounded out the top five. Gas City has two more shows scheduled in August; they’re slated for Aug. 17 (non-wing sprints, UMP modifieds, super streets and FWD compacts) and Aug. 31 (BOSS winged sprints, winged outlaw micro-sprints, UMP modifieds and thunder cars). The USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and the USSA Kenyon midgets visit Gas City on Sept. 7 in a card that includes three additional divisions, and the season concludes Sept. 28 with the big James Dean Classic. For details on each program, please see the track’s schedule on its Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway). The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Jarett Andretti, 2. Dallas Hewitt, 3. Clinton Boyles, 4. Evan Mosley, 5. Adam Byrkett, 6. Matt Mconald, 7. Zane Hendricks, 8. Jamie Fredrickson, 9. Parker Fredrickson.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Chase Jones, 3. Shane Cottle, 4. Isaac Chapple, 5. Matt Goodnight, 6. Garrett Abrams, 7. Gage Etgen, 8. Bryar Schroeter, 9. Tyler Kendall.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Travis Hery, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Tyler Hewitt, 5. Billy Cribbs, 6. Ted Hines, 7. Luke Harbison, 8. Jacob Gordon.

Non-Wing Sprint B Main (10 laps): 1. Matt McDonald, 2. Garrett Abrams, 3. Zane Hendricks, 4. Ted Hines, 5. Gage Etgen, 6. Jamie Fredrickson, 7. Jacob Gordon, 8. Luke Harbison, 9. Parker Fredrickson, 10. Bryar Schroeter, 11. Tyler Kendall.

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Dallas Hewitt, 3. Shane Cottle, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Shane Cockrum, 6. Clinton Boyles, 7. Jarett Andretti, 8. Isaac Chapple, 9. Travis Hery, 10. Garrett Abrams, 11. Tyler Hewitt, 12. Evan Mosley, 13. Matt Goodnight, 14. Matt McDonald, 15. Adam Byrkett, 16. Zane Hendricks, 17. Ted Hines, 18. Billy Cribbs, 19. Gage Etgen, 20. Chase Jones.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Chett Gehrke, 2. John Watson, 3. Cory Guingrich, 4. Brad Strunk, 5. Tray Osborne, 6. Tom Bigelow, 7. Tayte Williamson.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Stratton Briggs, 2. Nathan Foster, 3. Brent Watson, 4. Kyle Kriegbaum, 5. Don Bigelow, 6. Brandson Watson.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Aaron Leffel, 2. Anthony Haas, 3. Kevin Blue, 4. Jon Steed, 5. Tyler Keys, 6. Mark Nieft Jr.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Feature (20 laps): 1. Chett Gehrke, 2. Aaron Leffel, 3. Brad Strunk, 4. Cory Guingrich, 5. Stratton Briggs, 6. John Watson, 7. Tray Osborne, 8. Anthony Haas, 9. Nathan Foster, 10. Brent Watson, 11. Kevin Blue, 12. Kyle Kriegbaum, 13. Don Bigelow, 14. Tyler Keys, 15. Tom Bigelow, 16. Jon Steed, 17. Tayte Williamson, 18. Brandson Watson, 19. Mark Nieft Jr. (DNS).

UMRA TQ Midget Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Tate Martz, 2. Matt Lux, 3. Cory Clay, 4. Aaron Percell, 5. Austin Nigh, 6. Callie Wolfsiffer.

UMRA TQ Midget Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. Robbie Roland, 2. Devin Fairchild, 3. Stephen Arnold, 4. Bobby DeWitt, 5. Layne Beard, 6. Brandon Watson.

UMRA TQ Midget Heat 3 (6 laps): 1. Matt Hedrick, 2. Joey Paxson, 3. Ron Combs, 4. Nelson Stewart, 5. Tyler Wooten, 6. Ashlea Albertson.

UMRA TQ Midget Feature (20 laps): 1.Matt Hedrick, 2. Joey Paxson, 3.Tate Martz, 4. Robbie Roland, 5. Matt Lux, 6. Austin Nigh, 7. Ron Combs, 8. Aaron Percell, 9. Stephen Arnold, 10. Devin Fairchild, 11. Tyler Wooten, 12. Callie Wolsiffer, 13. Cory Clay, 14. Nelson Stewart, 15. Layne Beard, 16. Ashlea Albertson, 17. Bobby Dewitt, 18. Brandon Watson.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Bradley Jameson, 2. Bub Roberts, 3. Andy Bischop, 4. Jerry Bland Jr., 5. Lance Krider, 6. Bruce Hogue, 7. Tyler Teegarden.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Jamie Lomax, 2. Daniel Russell, 3. Dillon Nusbaum, 4. Jon Raney, 5. Bill Lewis, 6. Doug St. Myers.

UMP Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Jim Mallery, 2. Garrett Jameson, 3. Glenn Bradley, 4. Jessica Sroufe, 5. Ryan Ramseyer, 6. Cole Murray.

 

 

Rob Pietz, Jacob Dykstra, Chris Hale, Kyle Wert and Matt Nuell Score Wins on Bradshaw Brothers Emergency Services Night

  By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 3, 2018) – An action-packed night saw 131 cars sign in at Ohsweken Speedway across four divisions, including 25 Late Models, for Bradshaw Brothers Emergency Services night on Friday, August 3. The night honoured all first responders and emergency services workers for their bravery in the community with free admission.

After the final checkered flag had waved, it was Jacob Dykstra who grabbed his second straight Action Sprint Tour win. For the stock cars, Rob Pietz claimed a thrilling win in the Open Late Model main event, while Christopher Hale won his first career Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature. Matt Nuell and Kyle Wert collected checkered flags in a pair of HRW Automotive Mini Stock Features.

Late Model Open

The Open Late Model Feature event attracted 25 cars, featuring both Crate Late Model and Super Late Models from South Buxton Raceway, Humberstone Speedway and Brighton Speedway. It was the only Late Model race of the year at Ohsweken. Chris Ross won the pole for the 20-lap Feature with Gregg Haskell starting to his outside after winning his heat and the four-lap Dash.

While Ross was dominant in preliminary action, it was Haskell who immediately drove to the lead on the backstretch after initially falling back to fourth. Haskell ran the outside lane of a slick, but smooth racetrack as fourth-starting Rob Pietz, who had a Crate motor under the hood of his No.69, raced with veteran Andrew Rheaume for third.

At the halfway point, the leaders were in heavy lapped traffic and encountered some dicey situations, which eroded Haskell’s lead over Pietz and Rheaume. With four laps to go, the top two of Haskell and Pietz had separated from the pack and found some clean air. Pietz reeled in Haskell’s No. rh21 in the closing laps, but couldn’t quite make a pass. Haskell appeared to have the trophy in hand, but the caution flag waved before the final lap could be completed when Don Douglas spun his No.19d in turn two.

The ensuing restart setup a spectacular one lap dash to the finish. Pietz catfished around the bottom of the track before sliding up in front of Haskell off of turn four to lead his only lap of the race and score the win while Haskell settled for second and Rheaume claimed third. Ross came home in fourth while another Humberstone regular, Ken Winfield, completed the top-five.

Ross, Haskell and Rheaume were also the heat race winners. Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media. Action Sprint Tour Powered by RaceRivalz.com

The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com was making the second of three appearances at Ohsweken in 2018 and had 30 cars locked in for competition. For the 20-lap Feature it was Jacob Dykstra and Holly Porter who led the field to full speed.

Porter jumped out to an early advantage, but Dykstra stayed close as the two drivers raced away from the pack and into traffic by lap seven. On lap nine, the field was reset after a caution for a spun Brad Herron in turn four. The restart saw Porter lead Dykstra, Matt Hill, Shone Evans and Liam Martin back to green.

Dykstra again stayed with Porter and on lap 11 took the lead in the outside lane with a good run down the backstretch. The top two again stormed away from the field while Evans got around Hill for third on lap 13.

The second and final caution of the race came on lap 15 for debris in the racing groove in turn four. The restart proved no problem for Dykstra though, as he raced to his second straight win with the Action Sprint Tour. It was also the third overall victory this season for the Port Colborne, Ont. teenager.

Brandon Murrell, Holly Porter and Hannah Ferrell collected heat race wins to begin the evening while Jerry Hill won the B-Main and claimed the 19th starting spot for the Feature.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

The ultra-competitive Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock division saw Ryan Dinning and Brian Teeple lead the field to the green flag for the 20-lap main event. Neither driver could gain an early advantage as fifth-starting Billy Bleich Jr. raced forward to the point on the opening lap.

Bleich paced an eager group of drivers that shuffled the front row starters back quickly and resulted in 12th-starting Christopher Hale and sixth-starting Ken Sargent locked into a battle for second. Hale prevailed in the battle while Bleich led a four-car breakaway that also included Sargent and Blake Bomberry Jr.

The race saw three consecutive cautions on laps 10, 11 and 12. Hale made the most of the first restart and drove to the inside of Bleich, who had chosen the outside lane, in turn one and drifted in front of him to claim the point. He then held off Bleich on the lap 11 and 12 restarts and again following a lap 16 caution. Hale was able to sneak away in the final laps to his first career Ohsweken Feature win as Ryan Beagle wrestled the second spot away from Bleich. Point leader Dave Bailey earned the hard charger award with a drive from 18th to fourth and Sargent rounded out the top-five.

Bleich, Hale, and Trevor DeBoer took heat race victories to begin the night while Jason Lungaro won the B-Main.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks were in action for a pair of Feature races as they started the night with a make-up Feature from July 20. It saw Jason Dixon and Paul Longboat make-up the front row with Longboat grabbing an early lead.

Jon Janssens raced forward from 12th to take the lead on lap four while 16th-starting Matt Nuell battled with Dixon for second as Longboat got shuffled backwards. The only caution of the race came on lap nine when Sean Iftody came to a stop at the top of turn four. On the restart, Nuell was able to use the outside lane to drive to the outside of Janssens and drove away over the final six laps to score the victory. Mark Bazuin stole the second spot at the finish while Janssens settled for third as Dixon and Nick Masi rounded out the top-five.

In the second Mini Stock Feature of the night, it was Mike Giberson and Daniel McKay who paced the field to the green flag. McKay grabbed an early lead but was quickly reeled in when Sean Iftody spun in turn four. On the restart, Kyle Wert drove to the lead in what turned out to be the winning pass. A trio of cautions through the middle portion of the race forced Wert to be strong on several restarts as he had to contend with Nick Masi. The top two broke away from the rest of the field in the closing laps, but Wert held on while Masi scored the runner-up finish ahead of point leader Gillian Hils, Tristan Da Silva and Fabio Olivieri.

Earlier in the night, Daniel McKay, Jason Tolton, Gillian Hils and Matt Nuell picked up heat race wins while Jonathan Ayrton and Jon Janssens collected checkered flags in a pair of B-Mains to qualify into the 28-car Feature.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, August 10 as Renway Energy presents Halloween in August and the Art Hill Memorial. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars will return to action after a week off. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will run double features as they start the night with their July 20 feature that was postponed due to rain. Both the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will also be in action. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. ______________________________ Ohsweken Speedway Race Report August 3, 2018 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Bradshaw Brothers Emergency Services Night Total Entries – 131 ______________________________

Late Model Open (25 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 69 Rob Pietz (4); 2. rh21 Gregg Haskell (2); 3. 88 Andrew Rheaume (3); 4. 18r Chris Ross (1); 5. 82 Ken Winfield (6); 6. 53 Brad Simpson (7); 7. 4 CJ Field (8); 8. 05 Mike Lewis (11); 9. 98 Craig Graham (5); 10. 11b Brad Bloomfield (12); 11. 60 Dale Glassford (9); 12. rh94 Jason Haskell (15); 13. 38d Doris Lajeuness (14); 14. 00d Jim Dale Jr. (16); 15. 1a Brad Authier (10); 16. 20 Dwayne Malott (13); 17. 03 Tim MacKenzie (18); 18. 911 Jay Liverance (21); 19. 52 Rick Cedar (24); 20. 19d Don Douglas (19); 21. 00 Mike Dale (17); 22. 70 Brandon Windsor (20); 23. 3c Louis Clements (25); 24. 28k Tate O’Leary (22); 25. 11 Brad McLeod (23) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Gregg Haskell 1-19; Rob Pietz 20 Hard Charger – Rick Cedar +5 (24th to 19th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. rh21 Gregg Haskell – Chatham, ON (7); 2. 69 Rob Pietz – Gasline, ON (6); 3. 53 Brad Simpson – Rodney, ON (2); 4. 1a Brad Authier – Chatham, ON (1); 5. 20 Dwayne Malott – Thamesville, ON (4); 6. DNF 19d Don Douglas – Sarnia, ON (8); 7. DNF 00D Jim Dale Jr. – Shrewsbury, ON (3); 8. DNF 28k Tate O’Leary – Port Lampton, ON (5)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 18r Chris Ross – Charing Corss, ON (3); 2. 82 Ken Winfield – Ridgeway, ON (2); 3. 4 CJ Field – Chatham, ON (1); 4. 05 Mike Lewis – Wallaceburg, ON (6); 5. 38d Doris Lajeunesse – Essex, ON (8); 6. 00 Mike Dale – Chatham, ON (7); 7. 70 Brandon Windsor – Leamington, ON (5); 8. DNS 3c Louis Clements – Chatham, ON (4)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 88 Andrew Rheaume – Blenheim, ON (1); 2. 98 Craig Graham – Orono, ON (9); 3. 60 Dale Glassford – Ridgetown, ON (8); 4. 11b Brad Bloomfield – Cottam, ON (3); 5. rh94 Jason Haskell – Ridgetown, ON (2); 6. 03m Tim MacKenzie – Tupperville, ON (6); 7. 911 Jay Liverance – Brantford, ON (5); 8. 11 Brad McLeod – Merlin, ON (4); 9. 52 Rick Cedar – Rodney, ON (7)

Late Model Dash (4 Laps – Finishing Order Determines Top 6 – 1:07.408) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 18r Chris Ross (2); 2. rh21 Gregg Haskell (1); 3. 88 Andrew Rheaume (3); 4. 69 Rob Pietz (4); 5. 98 Craig Graham (6); 6. 82 Ken Winfield (5) _______________________

Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com (30 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 5d Jacob Dykstra (1); 2. 1 Holly Porter (2); 3. 87x Shone Evans (6); 4. 4 Hannah Ferrell (5); 5. 68 Aaron Turkey (7); 6. 49L Lucas Smith (18); 7. 8mk Matt Hill (3); 8. 52 Jesse Costa (8); 9. 56 Dereck Lemyre (9); 10. 29 Liam Martin (10); 11. 88h Josh Hansen (21); 12. 7 Caleb Wood (14); 13. 49h Jerry Hill (19); 14. 70 Baily Heard (11); 15. 5 DJ Christie (17); 16. 74 Rob Neely (20); 17. 55 Mike Thorne (24); 18. 12 Brad Herron (13); 19. 08 Steven Beckett (12); 20. 19 Brandon Murrell (4); 21. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (23); 22. 9c Brian Nanticoke (16); 23. DNF 69 Josh Hill (22); 24. DNF 1eh Paul Klager (15) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Holly Porter 1-10; Jacob Dykstra 11-20 Hard Charger – Lucas Smith +12 (18th to 6th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – 2:05.564) Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 19 Brandon Murrell – Gores Landing, ON (2); 2. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, ON (4); 3. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, ON (6); 4. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, ON (5); 5. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, ON (10); 6. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (9); 7. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, ON (7); 8. 24 Jeff Newham – Windsor, ON (3); 9. DNF 55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON (8); 10. DNF 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, ON (1);

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – 2:04.002) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1 Holly Porter – Delhi, ON (1); 2. 8mk Matt Hill – Ohsweken, ON(2); 3. 52 Jesse Costa – St. Thomas, ON (4); 4. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, ON (3); 5. 7 Caleb Wood – London, ON (8); 6. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, ON (5); 7. 49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, ON (6); 8. 69 Josh Hill – Six Nations, ON (7); 9. 38 Derek Miller – Ohsweken, ON (10); 10. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, ON (9)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – 2:02.086) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, ON (4); 2. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, ON (6); 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, ON (2); 4. 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, ON (5); 5. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, ON (7); 6. 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, ON (9); 7. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, ON (10); 8. 9 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, ON (1); 9. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, ON (8); 10. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, ON (3)

B-Feature (12 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 49h Jerry Hill (2); 2. 74 Rob Neely (1); 3. 88h Josh Hansen (3); 4. 69 Josh Hill (5); 5. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (10); 6. 55 Mike Thorne (7); 7. 51 Trevor Young (9); 8. 38 Derek Miller (8); 9. 3b Blaine Barrow (11); 10. 9 Paul Ballantyne (6); 11. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (12); 12. 24 Jeff Newham (4)

 

 

Jason Solwold Wins Night One At CGS With Summer Thunder Sprint Series

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- The Summer Thunder Sprint Series made their annual trek to Cottage Grove Speedway on Friday, August 3rd, for their first of two nights of action at the historic 1/4-mile clay oval. Twenty-two cars from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho as well as the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. It would mark the twelfth race of the 2018 season for the series.

When the green flag would drop in the feature Jason Solwold would seize control of the top spot. The Burlington, Washington pilot, racing for car owners Mike Anderson and Monica Baca, dominated the field as just when he would approach lapped traffic a caution would come out. The incidents happened at the right times and Solwold went untested the entire time on his way to collecting the victory. It is his fourth win, at four different tracks, with the series in the current campaign, his second win at Cottage Grove, and is a series-leading fifteenth triumph against the STSS tour.

Logan Forler, who now resides in Boise, Idaho, was second over Penngrove, California teenager Michael Kofoid, running for car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz, in third. Fourth place went to Marysville, Washington driver Colton Heath, in the Kelly Welch and Alan Larson owned entry, while Salem’s Kyle Miller would round up the top five, in fifth, in the Kady Adelman owned mount.

Jason Solwold would set fast time of the night earlier in the program. Heat races were won by Kyle Miller, Mill Creek, Washington’s Cam Smith, and Chris Schmelzle of Colville, Washington.

The Summer Thunder Sprint Series will remain at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, August 4th. For tickets and times log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com . For more information regarding the Summer Thunder Sprint Series visit www.summerthundersprintseries.com .

Race Results: Summer Thunder Sprint Series Race #12 Friday, August 3rd, 2018 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Qualifying: 1. 18-Jason Solwold; 2. 2L-Logan Forler; 3. 96-Greg Hamilton; 4. 33-Colton Heath; 5. 8P-Michael Kofoid; 6. 5N-Seth Nunes; 7. 8-Devon Borden; 8. 17-Cam Smith; 9. 57C-Chris Schmelzle; 10. 6A-Kyle Miller; 11. 75-Brian Boswell; 12. 57-Dusty Redmond; 13. 59-Eric Fisher; 14. 22-Garen Linder; 15. 8R-J.J. Hickle; 16. 91-Chase Goetz; 17. 7-Tyler Thompson; 18. 5R-Steve Reeves; 19. 34S-Melissa Solesbee; 20. 54-Chris Ochs; 21. P12-Tyler Dreiver; DNQ 34-T.J. Richman

Heat 1: 1. 6A-Kyle Miller; 2. 33-Colton Heath; 3. 18-Jason Solwold; 4. 8-Devon Borden; 5. 59-Eric Fisher; 6. 91-Chase Goetz; 7. 34S-Melissa Solesbee

Heat 2: 1. 17-Cam Smith; 2. 7-Tyler Thompson; 3. 2L-Logan Forler; 4. 22-Garen Linder; 5. 8P-Michael Kofoid; 6. 54-Chris Ochs; 7. 75-Brian Boswell

Heat 3: 1. 57C-Chris Schmelzle; 2. 96-Greg Hamilton; 3. 5N-Seth Nunes; 4. 57-Dusty Redmond; 5. 5R-Steve Reeves; 6. P12-Tyler Dreiver; 7. 8R-J.J. Hickle

A-Feature: 1. 18-Jason Solwold; 2. 2L-Logan Forler; 3. 8P-Michael Kofoid; 4. 33-Colton Heath; 5. 6A-Kyle Miller; 6. 22-Garen Linder; 7. 7-Tyler Thompson; 8. 8R-J.J. Hickle; 9. 59-Eric Fisher; 10. 17-Cam Smith; 11. 96-Greg Hamilton; 12. 5R-Steve Reeves; 13. 57C-Chris Schmelzle; 14. 91-Chase Goetz; 15. 8-Devon Borden; 16. 57-Dusty Redmond; 17. 54-Chris Ochs; 18. P12-Tyler Dreiver; 19. 5N-Seth Nunes; 20. 34S-Melissa Solesbee; 21. 34-T.J. Richman; DNS 75-Brian Boswell

 

 

Miller continues hot season with Limaland FAST win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018

LIMA, Ohio - Jamie Miller continued his fantastic season with his ninth overall win and sixth JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro victory at Limaland Motorsports Park Friday, Aug. 3 with an exciting last lap pass.

On the final lap on the quarter mile bullring leader Kyle Peters got hung on the outside wall down the back stretch allowing Miller to get by and take his second victory of the year at Limaland aboard his Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed machine. The victory gives Miller a huge point advantage in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro standings heading into a double-header weekend for the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield Motor Speedway, Friday and Saturday Aug. 10 and 11.

"That was a good race for the fans. When Peters got around me on the outside I was like man I better move up there and try that and I did and it worked and I was able to get around Luke (Griffith) and run Peters down and get around him on the last lap. We got better at the end of the race. The motor stumbled on that restart and Peters got around the outside of me and I had to rethink what I was doing and regroup and get it back together and had enough laps to get back to the front," said Miller. "I want to thank Ryan French and his wife Angie for putting me in this car. We've been really good all year.

Luke Griffith and 2015 FAST champion Bobby Clark led the field to green for the 25 lap feature with Griffith gaining the early advantage. Fifth starting Miller worked his way into the runner-up spot by the third lap and began to stalk Griffith. Tyler Street would stop on lap nine with front end damage and on the restart Miller's motor stumbled allowing third starting Peters to charge into second. Peters grabbed the lead on lap 12 and seemed to be on his way to his first sprint car victory but Miller moved up a groove and closed on the top two.

With five laps to Miller got around Griffith, setting up the final lap excitement. Peters scored another second with Griffith third, Alvin Roepke, who won a few weeks ago at Limaland, and Clark rounding out the top five.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics will be in action Saturday, Aug. 4 at Fremont Speedway and with the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro at Mansfield Motor Speedway Aug. 10-11.

Tickets and camping information for Mansfield Motor Speedway are on sale now at www.MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com. Additional information for competitors and race teams is now available online via the “COMPETITOR GUIDE” which may be found at www.MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com/CompetitorInfo.

Also, the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals will be broadcast live on Pay Per View at www.speedshifttv.com.

Tickets for the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals are $19 for adults Friday; children under 10 get in free; reserved seats are $29. Saturday general admission tickets are $29 with children 10 and under free and reserved seats are $39. Pit passes are $30 on Friday (children under 10 are $15) and $40 on Saturday (children under 10 are $20).

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont.

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads – www.allproheads.com

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads as well as the new generation 3 and Mopar W9RP heads. All Pro caters to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's sprints, super late models, drag racing, off-road, marine or road racing, you can’t on All Pro.

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont, Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. For more information call Jon Horn at 419-559-9449.

About Ohio Logistics – www.ohiologistics.com

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Ohio Logistics provides all the assets and operational support necessary to meet your most sophisticated logistical requirements. The company’s story is one of very impressive growth. Started in June of 1988, Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center, Inc. opened in the General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone #151 in the Tall Timbers Business Park. By 1996 the company had grown to 5 locations in 3 States and started doing business as Ohio Logistics. Currently Ohio Logistics is in 18 locations in 6 states operating over 6,000,000 square feet. Built on a sound financial base, Ohio Logistics will strive to exceed your expectations regarding your leasing and supply-chain management needs.

About Engine Pro

Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro produces high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributor at enginepro.com

All Pro Aluminum Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics Points

1. Craig Mintz, 2466pts.

2. Stuart Brubaker – 118 pts.

3. Cap Henry – 159 pts.

4. Chris Andrews – 184pts.

5. Tyler Gunn – 238 pts.

6. TJ Michael – 274 pts.

7. DJ Foos – 290 pts.

8. Jess Stiger – 410 pts.

9. Kelsey Ivy – 535 pts.

10. Duane Zablocki – 568 pts.

FAST 410 winners 2018

April 21, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz

May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Byron Reed

May 5, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (2)

May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Stuart Brubaker

May 25, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (3)

June 1, Attica Raceway Park – Cap Henry

June 2, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (4)

June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Broc Martin

June 30, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews

July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – Cale Conley

July 7, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews (2)

July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Travis Philo

JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro Points

*-Before Limaland event

1. Jamie Miller, 2433 pts.

2. John Ivy – 104 pts.

3. Tyler Street – 178pts.

4. Kyle Peters – 194 pts.

5. Brandon Moore – 196 pts.

6. Kyle Capodice – 215 pts.

7. Seth Schneider – 262 pts.

8. Bobby Clark – 302 pts.

9. Matt Lucius – 574 pts.

10. Dustin Rall – 1056 pts.

FAST 305 winners in 2018

May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Dustin Stroup

May 5, Fremont Speedway – Bobby Clark

May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Paul Weaver

May 26, Fremont Speedway – Steve Rando

June 15, Limaland Motorsports Park – Jamie Miller

June 16, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (2)

June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Jamie Miller (3)

June 30, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (4)

July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – John Ivy

July 6, Attica Raceway Park – Dustin Stroup (2)

July 13, Limaland Motorsports Park – Alvin Roepke

July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Paul Weaver (2)

July 28, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (5)

Aug. 3, Limaland Motorsports Park – Jamie Miller (6)

Limaland Motorsports Park Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro Starting position [*]

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 11G-Luke Griffith [3]; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore [4]; 3. 4*-Tyler Street [2]; 4. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr [6]; 5. 47-Matt Lucius [1]; 6. 14-Luke Daugherty [5]; 7. Z10-Kevin Mingus DNF

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 26-Jamie Miller [1]; 2. 97-Kyle Peters [3]; 3. 8-Bobby Clark [4]; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke [7]; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams [2]; 6. 36-Seth Schnieder [6]; 7. 77I-John Ivy [5]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[5]; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[3]; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[1]; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[8]; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[2]; 6. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[7]; 7. 77I-John Ivy[13]; 8. 36-Seth Schnieder[12]; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[6]; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[10]; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[9]; 12. 14-Luke Daugherty[11]; 13. 4*-Tyler Street[4] Hard Charger: 77I-John Ivy +6

 

 

Jerry Coons, Jr. Takes POWRi Win at I-55

Friday, August 3rd, Pevely, MO - Jerry Coons, Jr. claimed victory over Holly Shelton and Tucker Klaasmeyer in the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget League sanctioned show at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Starting outside the second row, Coons immediately took to the bottom of the high-banked 3/8 mile lurched into the lead over Tyler Thomas and Holly Shelton. As Coons rolled the bottom, Thomas took to the rim while the field battled on back.

The only caution in the 25-lap feature, Jake Neuman suffered mechanical woes and came to a stop exiting turn two. With the field returning to green flag racing, Coons quickly entered lap traffic on lap 14. Deep in heavy traffic, Coons diced his way through as Shelton followed closely. On lap 18, Shelton briefly held the lead, but Coons quickly shut the door on lap 19, leading the remaining six to victory.

Following Coons and Shelton, current POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League point leader Tucker Klaasmeyer took third. Pole sitter Tyler Thomas finished fourth with Ryan Robinson rounding out the top five.

"It's been a few years. I don't remember my last win in anything," said Coons jokingly. "It's great to put this Petry Motorsports car in victory lane. It's been a long time coming. I can't thank all these guys enough. The Spike/Toyota was running great. Got a good start fortunately and got to the bottom. I guess that's what happens when you're old and run the miles. You're used to the concrete wall. We were originally supposed to be out in Pennsylvania, but Scott our car owner said let's just come here and run. As for tomorrow night, I won't be here. We've got our own Junior Sprint and my son's going to run that tomorrow night. I really want to be with him the first time running that car."

"Jerry was real good around the bottom," commented Shelton. "I knew if I was going to have anything for him, it'd be in lap traffic and I got around him there for a second. I probably should have shut the door, but he's hard in lap traffic and he's not going to miss the bottom. The guys gave me a great car. The Sirius XM/Toyota car is on an absolute rail right now. I'm just grateful to be here."

"I've got to remember to finish these races and not try to pound the fence down every time," said Tucker Klaasmeyer. "Sometimes you've got to take second or third, even though you want to go for it all the time. I definitely think I was in the right spot. They were good tonight. Hat's off to Jerry and the Petry crew. Those guys are super cool dudes and they work really hard, so they deserve some good runs. Holly's been running up front lately. It's just a good part of the season. Hopefully everything keeps going like this."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, Heat 2: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 3: 91T - TYLER THOMAS

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 25 - JERRY COONS, JR

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 25 - JERRY COONS JR 2. 67 - HOLLY SHELTON 3. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 4. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 5. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 6. 7F - ANDREW FELKER 7. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 8. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 9. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 10. 42 - HANK DAVIS 11. 5D - ZACH DAUM 12. 44 - WESLEY SMITH 13. 15 - JASON MCDOUGAL 14. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 15. 51 - JOE B MILLER 16. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 17. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 18. 23 - HANNAH ADAIR 19. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 20. 24 - HUNTER FISCHER 21. 50 - DANIEL ADLER 22. 27B - AJ BURNS 23. 5 - DANNY FRYE 24. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

Miller, Bowersock, and Matheny grab feature wins, while Sutter and Sanchez crowned track champs at Limaland.

August 3, 2018 Lima, OH

by Gerry Keysor

Warm weather and great racing were on tap at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday night for the 21st Annual Season Points Championships presented by Alexander and Bebout. The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series Sprint Cars hit the 1/4 highbanks for the final time in 2018 with No. 26 Jamie Miller grabbing an exciting feature win. In the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, No. 95J Jerry Bowersock picked up the feature victory, but came up just short in his bid to repeat as track Champion, as No. 18 Ryan "The Milkman" Sutter wrapped up his first ever Limaland and NASCAR Whelen All American Series Chapionship. In the Budweiser Thunderstocks, No. M1 Jeff Matheny picked up his first career Limaland feature win, while No. 463 Daniel Sanchez capped off an exciting night by winning the Track Championship in the Budweiser Thunderstocks NASCAR All American Series Championship by virtue of a tiebreaker.

Kicking off the nights racing were the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series Sprint Cars. No. 11G Luke Griffith and No. 8 Bobby Clark would bring the field to green with Griffith taking the early race advantage. Jamie Miller would make his way to the 2nd spot on lap 3 and begin stalking the leader. Miller closed in to the rear bumper of Griffith's No. 11G machine on lap 9, until the caution flag waved on lap 10 for the No 4* of Tyler Street coming to a stop at the end of the front straightaway with a broken front end. On the restart, Millers engine would stumble, allowing No. 97 Kyle Peters to charge to the 2nd spot. Peters would grab the lead on lap 12 and seemed to be on his way to the victory, but Miller would close back in on the leaders on lap 20, grabbing 2nd spot from Griffith, then making his run on the final lap on Peters exiting turn 2. Peters would get hung on the outside wall down the back stretch allowing Miller to get away and grab his 2nd Limaland win of 2018. Peters would hang on for 2nd, with Griffith 3rd, No. 99 Alvin Roepke 4th and Clark finishing 5th. Heat races were won by Griffith and Miller.

Next up were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds in their 20 lap A Main. No. 18 Ryan Sutter began the night with a 10 point lead on No. 95J Jerry Bowersock. Bowersock would start on the front row alongside No. 65 Todd Sherman, and set sail with the lead. Sherman hung with Bowersock throughout the feature, but to no avail, as Bower sock would survive multiple cautions to pick up the feature win, but come up just short in his bid to win a 2nd consecutive Championship, as Sutter would finish 3rd and garner enough points to win his 1st career K&N Filters UMP Modified Track Championship and NASCAR Whelen All American Series Championship. No. 3W Dylan Woodling would finish 4th, and No. 34X Shane O'Connor would finish 5th. Heat Races were won by Sutter, No. 71 UNOH Racer Will Norris, and Woodling.

Completing the night were the Budweiser Thunderstocks in their 15 lap A Main. No. M1 Jeff Matheny and No. 27 Frank Paladino would bring the field to green with Matheny grabbing the early lead. No 22T Tony Anderson charged to 2nd and looked to grab his 4th Bud Thunderstock Track Championship, as he came into the night leading by just 2 points over No. 463 Daniel Sanchez. Anderson would hound Matheny throughout the feature, trying to grab the victory. Multiple cautions would keep the field close, and Sanchez would make his way to 3rd at the halfway point. As the leaders came down to take the white flag, a puff of smoke came out from under Anderson's No. 22T machine. It looke like he would hold on as he hel th e2nd spot until turns 3 and 4 as he began to lose power coming to the checkered flag. Sanchez, Paladino, and No 15 Jordan Conover were all able to get by and Anderson limped home 5th. While Matheny celebrated the feature win, final points were tallied up, with Anderson and Sanchez finishing in a tie for Championship. By virtue of having more wins in the 2018 season, Sanchez won the tiebreaker and was crowned the 2018 Limaland Bud Thunderstock and NASCAR Whelen All American Series Champion. Heat races were won by No. 82 Chris Douglas, and Anderson.

Limaland Motorsports Park wraps up the 2018 season with a bang next Friday night August 10th as Lock Sixteen and K&L Ready Mix present the 2018 Awards Celebration Night in action will be the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, and Budweiser Thunderstocks in their invitational feature races. Also K&L Ready Mix presents the NRA Sprint Invaders King of the Quarter Mile event, and Lock Sixteen presents the Budweiser Thunderstocks King of the Quarter Mile event, and K&N Filters King of the Quarter Mile event. 2018 Season Awards will be handed out on the front stretch, then fans teams and racers will be invited to the pits as the Ohio State Beauty Academy presents the 2018 Pit Party Celebration. Come enjoy food, beverages, and a great time celebrating the 2018 seaon with your favorite Limaland drivers and teams. General Admission for this huge event just $15 for ages 16 and older, ages 11-15 $7 and kids 10 and under get in FREE, Pit passes are $28 for all ages. Both General admission and Pit passes include the Pit party with free food and beverages! RAindate for this event is Saturday August 11th. Don't miss out on this great final event at Limaland Motorsports Park for 2018! Get all the details at limaland.com, and on our Facebook page.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 8/3/2018 Alexander & Bebout Night

JLH Gener Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series Sprints presented by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 11G-Luke Griffith; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore; 3. 4*-Tyler Street; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr; 5. 47-Matt Lucius; 6. 14-Luke Daugherty

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 26-Jamie Miller; 2. 97-Kyle Peters; 3. 8-Bobby Clark; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams; 6. 36-Seth Schnieder; 7. 77I-John Ivy

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 26-Jamie Miller[5]; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[3]; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[1]; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[8]; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[2]; 6. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[7]; 7. 77I-John Ivy[13]; 8. 36-Seth Schnieder[12]; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[6]; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[10]; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[9]; 12. 14-Luke Daugherty[11]; 13. 4*-Tyler Street[4]

 

 

Jacob Dykstra Scores First Action Sprint Tour Win at Merrittville

 THOROLD, Ont. – (July 28, 2018) – Port Colborne, Ont. teenager Jacob Dykstra took full advantage of his front row starting position and led 19 of 20 laps including the all important money lap to score his first career win with the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com at Merrittville Speedway on Saturday night.

“It’s helped a lot,” Dykstra said in Victory Lane of running practice nights at Merrittville over the last two seasons. “I have a million laps here over the last two years and it’s like it my home track, so it’s just awesome to put it in Victory Lane.”

Dykstra started outside the front row with series point leader Jesse Costa on the pole for the 20-lap Feature. The two drivers shared the front row for the main event after turning down the chance to drop to 12th for a chance at a $500 winner’s bonus in the Durnin Motors Front Row Challenge.

Dykstra jumped out to the early advantage while fourth starting Ryan Hunsinger quickly jumped forward into second. Sixth starting Aaron Turkey raced quickly into a battle for third with Costa and the two drivers dueled in side-by-side for the first five laps.

The first of two cautions came on lap five when Corey Gruhl, who was making his first start with the tour, spun in turn two and was able to continue. On the restart, Turkey got past Hunsinger for second, but didn’t pull away. Simultaneously, the two drivers reeled in Dykstra by lap nine.

On lap 10, Hunsinger jumped back into second and was side-by-side for the lead with Dykstra on lap 11. A lap later, Turkey made it three-wide at the start-finish line for the top spot. Before lap 13 was completed, Turkey made the pass on Dykstra for the lead in turn two but had it erased as the caution waved for Trevor Young, who was turned at the top of turn three.

The final restart set the stage for a furious eight-lap finish to the race. On the restart, Turkey got past Dykstra to lead lap 13, but the 15-year-old retook the point the next lap. From there, he narrowly held off Hunsinger and Turkey to score his first win after the two drivers battled high and low in search of a road to victory, but came up just short.

“I think we just needed a little bit of lapped traffic,” Hunsinger said following the finish. “Under the last caution, I was just throwing everything I could at it and I put the wing a little too far back. It was a little too tight, but overall it was a fun race. I don’t mind finishing second in a race like that. It was side-by-side and it was a blast. Jacob did a really good job.”

For Turkey, it was his fourth top-five finish in five starts this season.

“The car was pretty good on the high and low side,” Turkey said. “I should have stayed on the high side. I hope (the fans) enjoyed the Feature. Three-wide for the lead, how about that?”

Dereck Lemyre raced to an impressive fourth-place finish while Costa battled back to finish fifth after falling as far back as sixth and retained the point lead in the process.

Shone Evans, Turkey and Dykstra won qualifying heats to begin the night.

The Action Sprint Tour has now hit its official halfway point in the 2018 schedule. The series has seen three different winners in its five races. The seres returns to the track to start the second of its inaugural season on Friday, August 3 when it makes its second appearance at Ohsweken Speedway for Bradshaw Brothers Emergency Services Night. Race time is 7:30pm. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. For more information on the Action Sprint Tour, including a full scheduled, points, purses and point fund, visit www.ActionSprintTour.com. ------------------------------ Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report July 28, 2018 Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ontario, Canada Total Entries – 20

Entry List No. Name – Hometown 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, Ont. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont. 7 Caleb Wood – London, Ont. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont. 10 Lofton Schuts – Oakland, Ont. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, Ont. 24a AJ Lewis – Stoney Creek, Ont. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont. 35c Brandon Gruhl – St. Catharine’s, Ont. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, Ont. 49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, Ont. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ont. 52 Jesse Costa – St. Thomas, Ont. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ont. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ont. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ont. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, Ont. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 5d Jacob Dykstra (2); 2. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (4); 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (6); 4. 56 Dereck Lemyre (8); 5. 52 Jesse Costa (1); 6. 1eh Paul Klager (7); 7. 08 Steven Beckett (9); 8. 87x Shone Evans (3); 9. 49h Jerry Hill (5); 10. 88h Josh Hansen (18); 11. 4 Hannah Ferrell (11); 12. 9c Brian Nanticoke (12); 13. 29 Liam Martin (16); 14. 12 Brad Herron (14); 15. 7 Caleb Wood (10); 16. 35c Corey Gruhl (15); 17. 51 Trevor Young (17); 18. 74 Rob Neely (13); 19. DNS 10 Lofton Schuts; 20. DNS 24a AJ Lewis A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jacob Dykstra 1-12, 14-20; Aaron Turkey 13 Hard Charger – Josh Hansen +8 (18th to 10th) Video (Courtesy of Red Room Studios Racing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJCYn11qH-M&feature=youtu.be

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (2); 2. 49h Jerry Hill (6); 3. 1eh Paul Klager (5); 4. 08 Steven Beckett (7); 5. 9c Brian Nanticoke (4); 6. 35c Corey Gruhl (1); 7. DNF 88h Josh Hansen (3) Video (Courtesy of Red Room Studios Racing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGBvYd6YAG4&feature=youtu.be

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1. 87x Shone Evans (3); 2. 52 Jesse Costa (1); 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre (5); 4. 7 Caleb Wood (2); 5. 74 Rob Neely (7); 6. 10 Lofton Schuts (4); 7. 51 Trevor Young (6) Video (Courtesy of Red Room Studios Racing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEfaYxAsob0&feature=youtu.be

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1.5d Jacob Dykstra (1); 2. DQ 29 Liam Martin (2); 3. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (5); 4. 4 Hannah Ferrell (3); 5. 12 Brad Herron (6); 6. DNS 24a AJ Lewis (4) Video (Courtesy of Red Room Studios Racing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IUZR-zqI3c&feature=youtu.be

2018 Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Schedule Fri. May 18 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Mon. May 21 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sat. June 9 – South Buxton Raceway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sun. June 17 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra Fri. Aug. 3 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. Sun. Aug. 12 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Sat. Aug. 18 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. Sun. Sept. 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Fri. Sept. 7 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont.


 

DARLAND WINS INDIANA SPRINT WEEK FINALE AT HAUBSTADT WINDOM TAKES SECOND INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TITLE

Haubstadt, IN - July 28, 2018 - Tri-State Speedway hosted the Grand Finale for the 2018 NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week. The seventh and final event sanctioned by the USAC-AMSOIL Sprint Car Series provided a tight three car battle in the feature. Six of the 42 drivers present were also challengers for the Indiana Sprint Week Crown. A Bridgeport rocking chair was waiting for the champion. There was unparallel excitement for a full house to watch. Twenty-four cars would start the 30 lap sprint car feature. Sprint Week points leader Chris Windom sat on the outside pole and needed a fifth place or better finish to wrap up the championship. The two closest rivals for the title would start on the pole and sixth. The race favorites were all in the first few rows. Fireworks exploded above the parade lap and after the smoke cleared, the green flag fell over a highly charged field. Chris Windom grabbed the lead with Chase Stockon powering up to take second. Dave Darland was third. The pace was rapid and the green stayed out for 14 laps. The yellow appeared for Daron Clayton's stopped car. It was taken to the work area with a flat rear tire. Three cars got together on the restart. After another restart Thomas Meseraull and Robert Ballou were involved in an accident on lap 18 after which both cars were towed to the pits with heavy damage. It was decision time! Veteran Dave Darland made his first major move in sliding by Chase Stockon in turn one to take second. On the 24th lap Darland also passed Windom to take the lead. The result would be another career victory for the People's Champion. Windom would finish second. Chase Stockon was third. Fastest Qualifier Kevin Thomas Jr. and C.J. Leary would round out the top five. Post race ceremonies blanketed the front stretch. Darland was the first to take the microphone. “ A win at Haubstadt. Never thought I would say that. Tonight was great. Unbelievable!” It was the USAC driver's second win during Sprint Week this year. The second place finish earned Chris Windom a second Indiana Sprint Week title. “That was the longest race of my life. Dave was super fast. The 36 car was a little better than us.” Really consistent runs resulted in the title. Windom finished in the top five in every feature but one during the week. Brady Bacon was the hard charger for the feature. He just missed a top ten finish in moving up from 21st to 11th. Justin Grant led the second five which included Kyle Cummins, Josh Hodges, Tyler Courtney, and Stephen Schnapf. The four heat races were completed with the winners being Thomas Meseraull, Tyler Courtney, Stephen Schnapf, and Chris Windom. Critter Malone won the C Main and was working on capturing a transfer spot in the Semi Feature when he spun. Josh Hodges won that last chance event. There was one red flag in the Semi when Dakota Jackson's car flipped on the front straightaway. Kendall Ruble would finish sixth to become the final transfer from the Semi. Robert Ballou and Isaac Chapple took the two feature provisional start opportunities.

The UMP Modifieds competed in a 25 lap feature. Brandon McDowell of Boonville, IN, was the victor. The victory was worth $1,000! McDowell used a high line around the quarter mile to lead lap after lap. Fast qualifier Zach Fair challenged but would finish second. Dustin Beck used a last lap pass to take third after starting 12th on the field. Trent Young finished fourth with Don Brantley fifth. Zack Fair and Dave Beck won the two modified heat races. Beck was involved in a five car mishap at the start of the feature and he was one of the drivers whose feature efforts ended early The next event scheduled to be run at Tri-State Speedway will be on August 11th. That event is the annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals. The MSCS Sprints will compete in a $ 5,000 to win feature. The Modified cars will be competing for $600 to win in their feature. In addition to the usual classes of cars for this event, the IMCA Racesaver Sprints will be making their first ever appearance at Tri-State. It will be a Saturday night triple header!

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

SUMMARY INDIANA SPRINT WEEK FINALE Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN July 28, 2018

AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CARS: (42 Entries)

Fastest Qualifier - 69 Kevin Thomas Jr., 13.378 seconds

First Heat - Thomas Meseraull, Dave Darland, Daron Clayton, Kevin Thomas Jr. Second Heat - Tyler Courtney, Chet Williams, Carson Short, Timmy Buckwalter Third Heat - Stephen Schnapf, C.J. Leary, Justin Grant, Brady Bacon Fourth Heat - Chris Windom, Shane Cottle, Chase Stockon, Tony DiMattia

C Main - Critter Malone, Brandon Mattox, Collin Ambrose, Kent Schmidt, _______ Kody Swanson, Brian Wallace, Travis Thompson, Donny Brackett, _______ Alec Sipes, Robert Bell

Semi Feature - Josh Hodges, Chad Boespflug, Kyle Cummins, Jarett Andretti, ____________ Mario Clouser, Kendall Ruble, Scotty Weir, Jake Swanson, ____________ Isaac Chapple, Kent Schmidt, Robert Ballou, Clinton Boyles, ____________ Brandon Mattox, Critter Malone, Brody Roa, R.J. Johnson, ____________ Collin Ambrose, Dakota Jackson

Feature (30 Laps) - Dave Darland, Chris Windom, Chase Stockon, Kevin Thomas Jr., _______________ C.J. Leary, Justin Grant, Kyle Cummins, Josh Hodges, _______________ Tyler Courtney, Stephen Schnapf, Brady Bacon, Chad Boespflug, _______________ Carson Short, Daron Clayton, Kendall Ruble, Isaac Chapple, _______________ Jarett Andretti, Chet Williams, Mario Clouser, Tony DiMattia, _______________ Timmy Buckwalter, Robert Ballou, Thomas Meseraull, Shane Cottle

 

Chad Blonde Powers to SOD King Engine Bearings King of Michigan Win at Hartford

ERIE, MI (July 28, 2018) – Litchfield, Michigan’s Chad Blonde followed up his July 13 King of Michigan win by taking the King Engine Bearings KoM Race #3 at Hartford Speedway Friday. Thrilling the crowd with an epic battle with Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, Michigan) for much of the race, Blonde powered his Krieger Racing Engines, Maxim to victory.

The SOD Kids Feature Draw put Blonde, the current SOD point leader, on the pole for the feature with Shawn Valenti (Fostoria, Ohio), second in points, starting outside front row. Fourth starter Ruhl took second on lap two with Blonde already with a big lead. Although Blonde officially led every lap, Ruhl actually nosed ahead of the leader three times. With Blonde running the high side of the track, Ruhl found speed at the bottom. Blonde finally pulled out to a three-car length lead when on lap twenty-one Ruhl made contact with the inside wall in turns three and four. Ruhl went to the work area and changed his damaged left front tire and wheel, but the contact also caused brake damage, ending his impressive race.

Ricky Ferkel, third in SOD championship points, got caught up in a turn four melee, rolling on lap 12. Trey Smith was also involved and could not restart, and Quentin Blonde also dropped out.

Chase Ridenour (Perry, Michigan) took second from his sixth place starting position. Gregg Dalman finished third, Brad Lamberson drove Ryan Kirkendall’s 27K to fourth, and Joe Swanson took fifth. Shawn Valenti lost ground in the SOD championship points battle with a seventh-place finish.

Three 360s and one crate sprinter finished in the top ten. Canadian visitor Josh Shantz, driving Michael Summers crate sprinter was the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger, advancing eleven spots to finish ninth. Shantz is a regular competitor at Ohsweken Speedway,

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

Group Time # Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 14.926 7 Shawn Valenti

COMP Cams Heat 15.954 71H Ryan Ruhl

RockAuto.com Heat 15.554 11R Chase Ridenour

Heat Races

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

# Driver Contingency

1 5b Chad Blonde

2 7 Shawn Valenti

3 7J Joe Swanson Benic Enterprises

4 10s Jay Steinebach Racing Optics

5 0 Ricky Ferkel

6 19 Brett Mann

7 1a Mark Aldrich

8 24 Eric Smith

COMP Cams Heat #2

# Driver Contingency

1 71H Ryan Ruhl

2 49T Gregg Dalman

3 11 Trey Smith Benic Enterprises

4 5QB Quentin Blonde Racing Optics

5 3 Dustin Shriver

6 10J Chris Jones

7 35 Josh Ward

8 18 Josh Shantz

RockAuto.com Heat #3

# Driver Contingency

1 4 Tyler Fitzpatrick

2 11r Chase Ridenour

3 27k Brad Lamberson Benic Enterprises

4 18S Michael Summers Racing Optics

5 24+ Mike Schumacher

6 8 Justin Ward

7 58 Tony Bures

8 27W Ty Williams

B-Main

# Driver

1 58 Tony Bures

2 10J Chris Jones

3 19 Brett Mann

4 35 Josh Ward

5 18 Josh Shantz

6 8 Justin Ward

7 1a Mark Aldrich

8 24 Eric Smith

9 27W Ty Williams

Feature

# Driver Awards Contingencies

1 5b Chad Blonde Rod End Supply

2 11r Chase Ridenour Jim Coffey & Son Rod End Supply

3 49T Gregg Dalman Rod End Supply

4 27k Brad Lamberson Schoenfeld Headers

5 7J Joe Swanson ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6 18S Michael Summers Allstar Performance

7 7 Shawn Valenti

8 3 Dustin Shriver

9 18 Josh Shantz King Racing Products

10 24+ Mike Schumacher

11 4 Tyler Fitzpatrick Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12 10s Jay Steinebach

13 71H Ryan Ruhl

14 35 Josh Ward

15 11 Trey Smith

16 0 Ricky Ferkel

17 10J Chris Jones

18 58 Tony Bures

19 19 Brett Mann

20 5QB Quentin Blonde

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Josh Shantz (+11)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Mike Schumacher

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Ryan Ruhl

Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Mark Aldrich

Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Ricky Ferkel

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

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics

Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Tyler Thompson Rebounds To Win July 28th ISCS Date At CGS

By Ben Deatherage  Cottage Grove, Oregon- The Interstate Sprint Car Series capped off their doubleheader weekend at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, July 28th. Twenty-three cars were in attendance representing the states of Oregon and Washington. It is the third time 2018 has visited Cottage Grove Speedway.

Fourth-starting Tyler Thompson would get up on the wheel and took over the lead exiting the first turn on the opening lap. The only thing that would slow the Harrisburg teenager down were two stoppages. Each restart he managed to remain dominant over the rest of the field and retained the top spot the entire time after making some key decisions in lapped traffic.

It marked the first time that Thompson has won with the ISCS and is the fifth different winner in as many races with the series. The team were coming off a horrible crash at Willamette Speedway the previous evening and they had to rebuild a brand-new race car from the ground up.

Jacksonville’s Tanner Holmes put up an impressive second over Shane Forte, of Junction City, in third. Cottage Grove competitor Kinzer Cox was fourth over fifth finishing Jake Helsel, from Monroe, Washington. The three fast timers in the three groups were Shane Forte, McKenzie Bridge teenager A.J. Harbaugh, and Thurston’s Ricky Ashley. Collecting wins in the heats were Don Waddell of Roseburg, Medford veteran Dave Hibbard, and Kinzer Cox.

The Interstate Sprint Car Series returns to racing on Monday, August 13th at Coos Bay Speedway for ISCS Speedweek. Tuesday will be at Cottage Grove Speedway while Wednesday is at Willamette Speedway. Sunset Speedway Park will host the Thursday bout while the week gets capped off at Gary Harbor Raceway, in Elma, Washington, on Friday and Saturday.

ISCS would like to thank their series sponsors/marketing partners BC Motorsports, Highline Performance, NWSprintCarHistory.com, Champion Racing Oil, and Hoosier Racing Tires. For the latest news and updates regarding the Interstate Sprint Car Series be sure and visit their Facebook page.

Race Results: Interstate Sprint Car Series Race #5 Saturday, July 28th, 2018 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature 1: 1. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 3. 26F-Shane Forte, ; 4. 1K-Kinzer Cox, ; 5. 44-Jake Helsel, ; 6. 85-Ricky Ashley, ; 7. 25S-Camden Robustelli, ; 8. 3H-David Hibbard, ; 9. 1-Bailey Hibbard, ; 10. 66-Brett McGhie, ; 11. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh, ; 12. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 13. 10K-Don Waddell, ; 14. 4J-Allison Journey, ; 15. 3B-Ian Bandey, ; 16. 5C-Brody Cooper, ; 17. 3F-Scott Fox, ; 18. 71R-RC Levin, ; 19. 87-Kyler Barraza, ; 20. 15R-Vern Scevers, ; 21. 12-Steven Snawder, ; 22. 71-Hedge Carter, ; 23. 57-Dusty Redmond,

Heat 1: 1. 10K-Don Waddell, ; 2. 15R-Vern Scevers, ; 3. 25S-Camden Robustelli, ; 4. 26F-Shane Forte, ; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 6. 3F-Scott Fox, ; 7. 5C-Brody Cooper, ; 8. 71-Hedge Carter,

Heat 2: 1. 3H-David Hibbard, ; 2. 44-Jake Helsel, ; 3. 57-Dusty Redmond, ; 4. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; 5. 66-Brett McGhie, ; 6. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh, ; 7. 12-Steven Snawder, ; 8. 71R-RC Levin,

Heat 3: 1. 1K-Kinzer Cox, ; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 3. 87-Kyler Barraza, ; 4. 85-Ricky Ashley, ; 5. 1-Bailey Hibbard, ; 6. 4J-Allison Journey, ; 7. 3B-Ian Bandey,

 

 

Danny Varin Makes A Late Race Pass To Win The Outlaw Summer Nationals

(Dundee, NY) Since winning his first ever Patriot Sprint Tour Race nearly three years ago, Danny Varin has been among the elite drivers in 360 competition and on Saturday night at Outlaw Speedway, he proved why as the Fonda, NY driver got by Chuck Hebing on lap 26 and taking the first ever Outlaw Summer Nationals. Chuck Hebing had to settle for second, while Jordan Thomas finished third and completed the podium.

“Chuck [Hebing] has been phenomenal all year” said a surprised Varin in victory lane. “We definitely had our work cut out for us tonight. We definitely missed it Friday night but tonight we found the rubber, locked her down, he left the door open and we filled it.”

Due to winning the Twin 15’s Friday night, Matt Tanner and Chuck Hebing would start on the front row of the extremely competitive field in attendance. Identical to Friday night, Hebing would take command early as Matt Tanner would follow in second while fifth place starter Danny Varin would immediately get by Jordan Thomas and Coleman Gulick for third.

Jordan Thomas however was able to get back by Danny Varin for third and start gaining ground on the second place runner, Matt Tanner.

Lap traffic came into play on lap seven for Chuck Hebing but would not be a factor for any of the race leaders until lap 12 when Danny Varin was able to find an opening in turns three and four to get by both Tanner and Thomas for the runner up position.

Hebing would still lead but Varin continued to make ground on the 45 during the middle duration of the event.

By lap 21, Varin caught Hebing and waited for the opportunity to make his move for the next several laps. On lap 25, Hebing left just enough real estate open on the entrance of turn one where the two would go side by side for the race lead. Varin would get the better run on lap 27 and take the race lead.

Varin would go on to lead the final three laps and take home the $6,000 check and the first ever Outlaw Summer Nationals over Chuck Hebing, Jordan Thomas, Coleman Gulick, and Jeff Cook completing the top five.

“This win is huge because this track has been tough on me, that is why we were here Friday night” Varin continued in victory lane. “This is the highest paying race for us and this crew deserves it as much as anybody else. I probably should give this paycheck to my crew chief, Pete Northrup, he makes the changes I need and this car was fabulous.”

With the field being stout as it was, lap traffic was a factor for everyone including Chuck Hebing, who had to settle for second.

“I was really struggling with lap cars, couldn’t get by them and that allowed Danny to close the gap on me “ said Hebing. “The track was not the same as last night so I couldn’t roll through the middle so that made it real tough.”

Jordan Thomas was another car that was fast all weekend and came home with another podium to add to his 2018 campaign.

“Another good night and we will take it” said Thomas. “Had a great race with Gulick for third, just wish the track was a little more wide to see how we could have done.”

Thomas was also very happy with his car knowing there are a lot of big races coming up in the second half of the season.

“We are finding a good head of steam heading into the second half of the year. A lot of big paying races so we are just going to keep going and try to end the season on a high note.”

Heat races were won by Joe Trenca, Danny Varin, Kelly Hebing, and Thomas. The six lap Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash was also won by Jordan Thomas. Chad Miller took the B-Main event.

The Patriot Sprint Tour returns to Outlaw Speedway next Friday night, August 3 for a full point event. Please be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com for more information. You can Like Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, or follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and twitter.

Outlaw Summer Nationals Night No. 2

Presented by A-Verdi Storage Containers

A-Main: 1) DANNY VARIN (1) 2) 45-Chuck Hebing 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 14G-Coleman Gulick 5) 10c-Jeff Cook 6) 22-Jonathan Preston 7) 90-Matt Tanner 8) 82-Jared Zimbardi 9) 98-Joe Trenca 10) 10-Kelly Hebing 11) 28fm-Steve Poirier 12) 56-Billy VanInwegen 13) 28-Jordan Poirier 14) 53-Shawn Donath 15) 91-Scott Holcomb 16) 87-Jason Barney 17) 36-Matt Billings 18) 88c- Chad Miller 19) 49-Scott Kreutter 20) 30-Scott Goodrich 21) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 22) 121-Steve Glover 23) 19k-Paul Kinney 24) 29k-Dalton Herrick 25) 9-Josh Pieniazek 26) 47-Kyle Drum 27) 14b-Brett Wright 28) 2a-Dave Axton

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash: 1) 79-Jordan Thomas 2) 14-Coleman Gulick 3) 00-Danny Varin 4) 10c-Jeff Cook 5) 82-Jared Zimbardi 6) 98-Joe Trenca 7) 22-Jonathan Preston 8) 10LC-Kelly Hebing 9) 91-Scott Holcomb 10) 53- Shawn Donath

Heat 1: 1) 98-Joe Trenca 2) 91-Scott Holcomb 3) 22-Jonathan Preston 4) 56-Bill VanInwegen 5) 29-Dalton Herrick 6) 9-Kyle Moffit 7) 67-Pete Richardson 8) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 9) 19j-Mike Jackson

Heat 2: 1) 00-Danny Varin 2) 14g-Coleman Gulick 3) 82-Jared Zimbardi 4) 9-Josh Pieniazek 5) 28fm-Steve Poirier 6) 2-Steve Hutchinson Jr 7) 5-Justin Barger 8) 33-Mike Mahaney 9) 13-Keith Granholm

Heat 3: 1) 10LC-Kelly Hebing 2) 53-Shawn Donath 3) 36-Matt Billings 4) 121-Steve Glover 5) 30-Scott Goodrich 6) 88c-Chad Miller 7) 49-Scott Kreutter 8) 47-Kyle Drum 9) 99k-Dan Kuhn

Heat 4: 79-Jordan Thomas 2) 10c-Jeff Cook 3) 28fm-Steve Poirier 4) 14b-Brett Wright 5) 19k-Paul Kinney 6) 87-Jason Barney 7) 2a-Dave Axton 8) 1J-Derrick Juliano

B Main: 1) 88-Chad Miller 2) 87-Jason Barney 3) 49-Scott Kreutter 4) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 5) 2-Steven Hutchison Jr 6) 33-Mike Mahaney 7) 2a-Dave Axton 8) 47-Kyle Drum 9) 13-Keith Granholm 10) 5-Justin Barger 11) 99k-Dan Kuhn 12) 67-Pete Richardson 13) 19j-Mike Jackson

 

 

CHUB FRANK COLLECTS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S LATE MODEL DIRT WEEK WIN; RYAN PULLS OFF SPRINT WIN; THIRD WINS FOR DAUGHERTY & BRAD HENSEL

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, July 28, 2018

By Mike Swanger

Back in the 90's, Chub Frank would pull into Wayne County Speedway with the STARS group and won many features and tonight he would lead most of the 40 lap Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week feature to collect another feature win. Jordan Ryan would escape a last lap skirmish to post his first Sprint win of the season while Bob Daugherty would lead the last 14 laps of the Super Stock feature while Brad Hensel went flag to flag for the Mini Stock win on Hall's Auto Sales night.

Chub Frank would start the night by setting the WiseKing Motorsports fast time of 16.895 seconds and would start the feature on the outside front row as the Ultimate Dash winner Dave Hess Jr. would start on the pole. Frank would get the jump at the drop of the green flag and set the pace for the opening five laps before Hess Jr. would take over as Rod Conley would take second from Frank on lap eight for two circuits before Frank would reclaim it. Behind them was a four way tussle between Tim Dohm, Michael Maresca, Ryan Markham and Doug Drown. Maresca would take control of third on lap ten as Frank was chasing Hess Jr. The Bear Lake Pa. driver would take the lead for good on lap 13 as Hess Jr. started to fade and would stop on the track with a flat tire on lap 19. Frank would stay out front for the rest of the feature as Maresca made a couple of challenges as the laps dwindled down but could never overtake Frank's #1*. Rod Conley would run third to the checkers as Tim Dohm would take fourth as he out battled Doug Drown for that position. Heat wins went to Eddie Carrier, who finished 6th in the feature, Ryan Markham, who locked up the Attica Raceway Park/ Wayne County Speedway series championship and R J Conley who finished 7th in the feature.

Trevor Baker would use the outside front row starting position to lead the way for the first five circuits of the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint feature. The race went red on lap 4 as Mitch Harble and Steve Butler would tangle in turn three with Butler's sprinter ending up on his tail above the guardrail and leaning on the catch fence. Both drivers were ok. Before going back to green, Brad Haudenschild developed a flat tire, knocking him out of second place. As the green flag returned, Danny Mumaw would shoot down the back stretch and take the lead from Baker. At that point Mumaw checked out as Baker had Jordan Ryan and Andrew Palker on his tail with Nick Patterson and Ryan Broughton right behind them. Things happened fast in the last few laps as Mumaw, with a straightaway lead, would pull off with mechanical problems on lap 23 while Clay Riney came to a stop in turn 4 to bring out the caution. On the restart, Ryan of Castalia, would lead Palker and as the pair saw the white flag, made contact right before the flag stand and Palker would bounce off the wall and going sliding into the infield as the race stayed green. Ryan would pick up his first win at 'Orrville's Historic Oval' aboard the Harbach Electronics, Burns Electric and B & B Drain Service #9 and take over the points lead. Broughton would take the runner up spot with Ricky Peterson making his first trip to WCS a good one with a third place finish. Trey Jacobs picked up ten spots for fourth as Patterson filled out the top five. Harble, Mumaw and Baker notched the heat wins as Tom Schinderle topped the last chance race.

Paul McVicker used his pole position to set the pace of the opening lap of the CorBon Super Stock feature but Mansfield's Bob Daugherty would take over after that and would fend off challenges from Brandon Craver and points leader Paul Holmes as those two would go back and forth for second while staying right on Daugherty's tail. With four circuits to go, Holmes' car developed a problem as T A Perrine would take over third. Up front, Craver would try to slide past Daugherty but could never make the pass in the closing laps as Daugherty would put his Char's Cars, McKenzie Concrete and Rick's Hauling #21d into the Summit Racing victory lane for the third time this season. Craver would finish second for the second time as T A Perrine finished third followed by Tyler Nicely and Don Rutt, his first top five finish. Heat winners were Craver and Jordan James.

The last few weeks of the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock features have turned into a Hensel's versus Staley's rivalry and this would be no different. Although Smithville's Brad Hensel would lead every lap, he had no room to make a mistake aboard the JoyRide Transport, D J Directional Services and NewFast Motorsports #28. Behind Brad Hensel, Cory Staley and Wes Staley would take their shots at Hensel for the lead as a couple of laps they would be three wide but Hensel would hold them off. The race for fourth was between Doug Hensel and Cliff Staley with Dustin Bedlion in the mix. Cory Staley, the defending track Champion, would finish second with Wes Staley right behind as Doug Hensel finished fourth in front of Cliff Staley. Bedlion, Doug Hensel and Cory Staley posted the heat wins as Jordan James captured the last chance race.

Next Saturday night, August 4th will be Kid's Night with many prizes and games will available for the Kid's as it will be a Fast Four Racing Program with the Sprints, Super Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks providing the racing action. For more information, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

NAPA JANI AUTO PARTS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, July 28, 2018

KAR CONNECTION/ BUCKEYE LATE MODEL DIRT WEEK

Fast Qualifier Chub Frank 16.895 seconds

Heat 1 Eddie Carrier, Doug Drown, Chris Garnes, Ryan Montgomery, J R Gentry, Mitch Caskey, Craig Hartong

Heat 2 Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, Walker Arthur, Matt Irey, Jim Nicely, Jerry Aber

Heat 3 R J Conley, Cody Mahoney, Corey Conley, Jeromy Misel, Larry Bellman, D J Miller

Dash Dave Hess Jr., Chub Frank, Boom Briggs, Rod Conley, Tim Dohm, Mike Maresca

Feature Chub Frank, Mike Maresca, Rod Conley, Tim Dohm, Doug Drown, Eddie Carrier, R J Conley, Ryan Markham, Cody Mahoney, Dave Hess Jr., Ryan Montgomery, Corey Conley, Jim Nicely, Craig Hartong, Boom Briggs, Mitch Caskey, Larry Bellman, D J Miller, Chris Garnes, J R Gentry, Brad Malcuit, Jeromy Misel, Walker Arthur, Matt Irey, Jerry Aber

PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Mitch Harble, Brad Haudenschild, Steve Butler, Ricky Peterson, Henry Malcuit, Jim Morris, Tom Schinderle, Kris Davis, Troy Kingan, Bret Barbone

Heat 2 Danny Mumaw, Jordan Ryan, Ryan Broughton, Cody Bova, Trey Jacobs, Dean Jacobs, Jack Sodeman Jr., Kirk Jeffries, Frankie Nervo

Heat 3 Trevor Baker, Andrew Palker, Nick Patterson, Sye Lynch, Clay Riney, Joe McEwen, Tyler Dunn, Matt Russell, Jared McFarland

'B'Main Tom Schinderle, Jim Morris, Frankie Nervo, Joe McEwen, Kirk Jeffries, Troy Kingan, Jared McFarland, Matt Russell, Bret Barbone, Kris Davis, Jack Sodeman Jr., Tyler Dunn, Dean Jacobs

Feature Jordan Ryan, Ryan Broughton, Ricky Peterson, Trey Jacobs, Nick Patterson, Sye Lynch, Tyler Dunn, Jim Norris, Kirk Jeffries, Joe McEwen, Andrew Palker, Trevor Baker, Danny Mumaw, Brad Haudenschild, Tom Schinderle, Clay Riney, Cody Bova, Frankie Nervo, Henry Malcuit, Mitch Harble, Steve Butler

CORBON SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Brandon Craver, Bob Daugherty, Gary Hensel Jr., Don Rutt, Tyler Nicely, Chris Albright, Don Lehman, Mike McElravy, Paul Holmes

Heat 2 Jordan James, Paul McVicker, Todd Gallion, James Stanley, Dan Radtka, T A Perrine, Danny Sanchez, Logan Yelton, Dustin Daugherty

Feature Bob Daugherty, Brandon Craver, T A Perrine, Tyler Nicely, Don Rutt, Paul Holmes, Paul McVicker, Logan Yelton, James Stanley, Mike McElravy, Dan Radtka, Don Lehman, Chris Albright, Dustin Daugherty, Gary Hensel Jr., Jordan James dns, Todd Gallion dns, Danny Sanchez dns

WQKT 104.5 MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Dustin Bedlion, Wes Staley, Jessica James, Brad Henderson, Aaron Buckingham, Mitch Reichard, Taylor Mazzoleni, Stephen Crowe, Bri Hensel, Lewis Walters

Heat 2 Doug Hensel, Cliff Staley, Wayne Newbury, Jimmy Burns, Matt Short, Clayton Evans, Lance Smith, John Constantino, Wyatt Zimmerman, Darrell Taylor

Heat 3 Cory Staley, Brent Boreman, Brad Hensel, Gary Perry, Jolene Voshel, John Butler, Kollen Butler, Jordan James, Ryan Carter

'B'Main Jordan James, Clayton Evans, Lance Smith, Ryan Carter, John Constantino, John Butler, Wyatt Zimmerman, Lewis Walters, Darrell Taylor, Kollen Butler, Taylor Mazzoleni, Mitch Reichard dns, Stephen Crowe dns, Bri Hensel dns

Feature Brad Hensel, Cory Staley, Wes Staley, Doug Hensel, Cliff Staley, Dustin Bedlion, Ryan Carter, Brent Boreman, Lance Smith, Aaron Buckingham, John Constantino, Gary Perry, Matt Short, Jolene Voshel, Wayne Newbury, Clayton Evans, John Butler, Jimmy Burns, Jessica James, Jordan James

 

 

Cam Schafer Makes It Seven Wins With Cedar Lake Victory New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-28-18)

The incredible season continues for Minneapolis driver Cam Schafer, as the 2014 Traditional Sprint Car Series Champion earned his seventh win of the season in the POWRi UMSS Lucas Oil Traditional Sprint Car Series A Main on Saturday July 28 at the Cedar Lake Speedway. Schafer led all the way on his way to Rock Auto Victory lane for his nineteenth career TSCS win, moving him into second on the all-time win list in the popular non-winged division. It was also Schafer's third win of the season at Cedar Lake.

A solid field of (22) Traditional sprint cars signed into the pits on a beautiful summer evening for the final CLS Shootout event of the season. The field was pared down by one in hot laps, as rookie John Lowe rolled his car in turn one and was done for the night. Three caution-free 10-lap heat races were run and won by Schafer, Brad Peterson and Johnny Parsons III. Following his apparent win, Parsons failed to report to the scale and was disqualified. This handed the third heat race win to Anna Hippe, who had pressured Parsons the entire way but came up just short at the finish.

Schafer drew the pole position for the feature, leaving little doubt in anyone's mind that he would be a strong candidate for the win. Schafer jumped up top in his familiar "Cam Country" and led the first 15 laps before the yellow light blinked on for debris (start cone) on the front stretch. Five laps later the second yellow waved again when Allen Stettner stalled on the back stretch. The third caution flew one lap later when Neal Matuska made hard contact with the concrete wall exiting turn two after clipping the spinning Brad Peterson car. Matuska's car sustained heavy front-end damage and was towed to the pits. Peterson restarted at the tail of the field. Two laps after the race returned to green, the red flag was out for Anna Hippe. Anna crashed hard into the turn three wall and flipped over. Both Neal and Anna were okay following their crashes.

Schafer continued to lead throughout the cautions and red flag, as he held off a charging Blake Anderson during the final two lap dash to the checkers. Anderson turned in his best finish of the season with a solid second place ahead of defending series champion Mike Mueller. Bryan Roach and three-time TSCS champion Rob Caho, Jr. rounded out the top five. Caho, who blew a rear seal in his car in hot laps, started 20th on the grid and advanced fifteen positions to earn the $100 GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award. Also advancing an identical number of positions in the feature race was 21st starter Johnny Parsons. At one point late in the race, Parsons was actually ahead of Caho but Caho regained the fifth spot on the final lap to edge Parsons out for the extra cash. Completing the top ten finishers behind Parsons was Denny Stordahl, Peterson, Scott Brandt and Ty Sampair. Fifteen of the twenty one starters were still running at the finish.

The POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprints will have a couple of weekends off before returning to action on Saturday night August 18 for the Davey Tabor Memorial at the Ogilvie Raceway. The UMSS 360 winged sprints will join with the Traditional sprints that night in what will also be a Midwest Power Series race for the winged division. Keep tabs on all of the POWRi UMSS Lucas Oil Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com or by following the series on Facebook and My Race Pass.

TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 28, 2018 (Race #13)

POWRi Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 14-Cam Schafer, [1]; 2. 12X-Blake Anderson, [5]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller, [3]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach, [7]; 5. 78-Rob Caho Jr, [20]; 6. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [21]; 7. 34-Denny Stordahl, [10]; 8. 93-Brad Peterson, [6]; 9. 7-Scott Brandt, [4]; 10. N1-Ty Sampair, [11]; 11. K1-Kevin Lear, [13]; 12. 23-Jake Hendrickson, [14]; 13. 33C-Cody Emmans, [16]; 14. 5-Troy Gessner, [15]; 15. 00-Ryan Buck, [19]; 16. (DNF) 16-Anna Hippe, [2]; 17. (DNF) 19B-Jack Berger, [9]; 18. (DNF) 48-Neal Matuska, [8]; 19. (DNF) 55-Joseph Kouba, [12]; 20. (DNF) 38S-Allen Stettner, [17]; 21. (DNF) 56-Josh Braford, [18]; (DNS) 2J-John Lowe, Lap Leader: Schafer 1-25. (3) Yellows for cone on front stretch with 15 laps in, 38S stalled on back stretch with 20 laps scored and 48 into wall exiting turn 2 with 21 laps scored (also involving 93 & 33C). (1) Red for 16 hard into turn 3 wall and flipped over with 23 laps scored.

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 14-Cam Schafer, [1]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller, [2]; 3. 34-Denny Stordahl, [3]; 4. N1-Ty Sampair, [5]; 5. 55-Joseph Kouba, [6]; 6. 5-Troy Gessner, [7]; 7. 00-Ryan Buck, [4]; 8. 78-Rob Caho Jr, [8] Lap Leader: Schafer 1-10. No cautions.

Rock Auto Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 93-Brad Peterson, [2]; 2. 12X-Blake Anderson, [5]; 3. 99-Bryan Roach, [4]; 4. K1-Kevin Lear, [1]; 5. 33C-Cody Emmans, [3]; 6. 38S-Allen Stettner, [6]; 7. 56-Josh Braford, [7] Lap Leader: Peterson 1-10. No cautions.

GRP Motorsports Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 16-Anna Hippe, [3]; 2. 7-Scott Brandt, [2]; 3. 48-Neal Matuska, [4]; 4. 19B-Jack Berger, [6]; 5. 23-Jake Hendrickson, [5]; (DNS) 2J-John Lowe, ; (DQ) 12-Johnny Parsons III, [1] Lap Leader: Parson 1-10. But Parsons failed to scale and was DQed handing the win to Anna Hippe. No cautions.

 

 

Jamey Ogston Makes It Two Straight At Cedar Lake New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-28-18)

Jamey Ogston continued his winning ways in UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series feature race action, as the young Duluth driver picked up his second straight win in the last two shows at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday night July 28. Just two weeks following his second career winged sprint car win, Ogston returned to Rock Auto Victory Lane at Cedar Lake to celebrate his third career victory. The win also kept him in contention for the UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series championship. Ogston currently sit in third in the standings behind Ryan Bowers and Chase Viebrock.

A slim field of just seven winged sprints for the UMSS show, meant just one heat race would be run along with the Wing of the Hill challenge. Two-time series champion Ryan Bowers blew the field away for the Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions heat win. In the Rock Auto Wing of the Hill head-to-head competition, Justin Henderson, driving the Donnohue Designs Racing car, won three times before Ogston defeated him. In the final round, Bowers beat Ogston to earn the pole starting spot for the 20 lap feature race.

It was Ogston edging past Bowers on the opening lap for the early lead. Bowers took a look a couple of times, but Ogston held him off. Following a spin by rookie Carter Chevalier with seven laps scored, Geoff Dodge, driving the Seidenkranz Brothers winged sprint, began to make his presence felt. Dodge moved up to second and closed in on Ogston. Just a couple of car lengths back and trying hard to gain on the leader, Dodge looped his car in turn four 15 laps into the race, effectively ending his bid for the win. Ogston led the final five circuits to defeat Bowers, Henderson, Dodge, Viebrock, Harry Hanson and Chevalier.

The UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil winged sprints have a couple of weekends off before returning to action at the Ogilvie Raceway on Saturday August 18 for the running of the 7th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial. The race is also a Midwest Power Series event sponsored by Mastell Brothers Trailer Service for their 30th Anniversary celebration at the track. The POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprint cars will join with the winged division at Ogilvie. A strong field of cars is expected to be on hand in both divisions, as added money in the purse by Margaret Tabor for both divisions along with Midwest Power Series money in the winged division will allow racers to earn some extra cash. Racers and fans can keep track of all the UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil winged sprint car action on our website at www.umsprints.com or on the UMSS Facebook page.

UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 28, 2018 (Race #10)

POWRi Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 03-Jamey Ogston, [2]; 2. 5-Ryan Bowers, [1]; 3. 34DD-Justin Henderson, [3]; 4. 64-Geoff Dodge, [5]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock, [6]; 6. 7-Harry Hanson, [4]; 7. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [7] Lap Leader: Ogston 1-20. (2) cautions. 15C spin turn 2 with 7 laps scored and 64 spin turn 4 with 15 laps scored.

Rock Auto Wing of the Hill (10 Laps): 1. 5-Ryan Bowers, [1]; 2. 03-Jamey Ogston, [2]; 3. 34DD-Justin Henderson, [5]; 4. 7-Harry Hanson, [3]; 5. 64-Geoff Dodge, [4]; 6. 50-Chase Viebrock, [6]; 7. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [7] Matchups: 50 def 15C, 34DD def. 50, 34DD def. 64, 34DD def. 7, 03 def. 34DD, and 5 def. 03.

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 5-Ryan Bowers, [2]; 2. 03-Jamey Ogston, [1]; 3. 7-Harry Hanson, [4]; 4. 64-Geoff Dodge, [5]; 5. 34DD-Justin Henderson, [7]; 6. 50-Chase Viebrock, [3]; 7. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [6] Lap Leader: Bowers 1-10. No cautions.

 

Wilmot Raceway

Matt Vandervere of Zion, Illinois bested a record 39-car AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint Car Series field for his first Wilmot Raceway 20-lap feature win of the season.
"I want to dedicate the win to Bill Grogan who is having some health issues," said Vandervere following his third overall Series win, referring to longtime Wilmot supporter and owner of Beach Park Freight Lines. "Chris (Dodd) runs hard and clean. It was a great race."
Dodd weathered a couple of early race cautions in front of the pack. Eight laps from the finish, Vandervere overtook the front. Fast qualifier Mitchell Davis of Auburn, Illinois took second. Tim Cox of Park City, Illinois methodically worked his way up from 11th starting spot to third. Dodd ended up fourth. Derek Crane of Waukegan, Illinois was fifth.
"That was some race," said Pat Rossmann of Wadsworth, Illinois following his 20-lap street stock victory by less than a foot over runner-up Dustin Richards of Bristol. "Cody (Erickson) and Dustin both were tough to get around. They were fun to run with."
Richards was second. Erickson of Algonquin, Illinois took third as the front trio crossed within three car lengths of each other. Kenosha's Craig Kreuser was fourth. Big Bend's Mark Baker recovered from a mid-race tangle to finish a strong fifth.
"I used the same set up from the same date in 2003," said Genoa City's Nick Simons following a wire to wire 20-lap modified feature win, his second of the season. "It worked perfectly."
Muskego's Al Atkinson was second. Eagle's Steve Mueller third. Mukwonago's Mike Knurr fourth. Joe Huenfeld of Cedarville, Illinois fifth.
"I'm getting more comfortable at the victory lane speech, but the race isn't getting any easier," said Scott Quarnstrom of Lake Villa, Illinois referring to his second 15-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car main event win of his career and the season.
"It's more fun this time," Quarnstrom added, referring to a season high full 20-car feature field which he kept at bay.
Although Quarnstrom led from flag to flag, the race was red flagged at the halfway point when John Tuttle of Chicago, Illinois uninjured after barrel-rolling multiple times in turn three. Chilton's Brandon Goesen came from ninth to finish second by less than a car length at the checkered. Milwaukee's Tony Barron was third. Waterford's Kyle Sudduth fourth. Mt. Pleasant Dave McKellips was fifth.
The Bumper to Bumper Interstates Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Winged Sprint Car Series returns to its roots on Saturday, August 4. In its 51st season, IRA will recognize the three individuals who began the organization, Ray Toft, Whitey Harris and the late Junior Dodd. The winner of the IRA feature will have their name added to the Founders Trophy sponsored by the Vintage Modified Stock Car Association which is displayed at the Southeastern Wisconsin Racing Hall of Fame in Hartford.
The AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints are challenging the POWRI Lucas Oil WAR Series in a showdown of the two organizations.
Completing the all sprint car program are the Wisconsin-Illinois Mini-Sprints.
Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity slated to commence at 5:45 p.m. and racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $25.00 for ages 12 and over, $5.00 for ages 7-11, with ages 6 and under admitted free. Active military personnel with an ID card receive a $5.00 discount. Wilmot Raceway is a one-third mile clay oval located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot, Wisconsin featuring acres of free parking.
The A3 modified driven by Johnny Reimer during the early days of the IRA, now owned by Reimer's nephew Mel Both, will be on display in the grandstand area.
For the latest information on Wilmot Raceway phone the trackside race line 262-862-2090, check the official web site wilmotraceway.com or the track Facebook page.
Natalie Klemko of Grayslake, Illinois, WingLess Sprint Car driver in her second full season, will have her car on display and greet fans 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 at Sport Clips of Antioch on Route 173.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Matt Vandervere, Zion, IL; 2. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL; 3. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 4. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 5. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 6. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 7. Jimmy Kouba, Byron, MN; 8. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 9. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 10. Craig Lager, Union Grove; 11. Jordan Mattson, Milwaukee; 12. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL; 13. Nathan Crane, Waukegan; 14. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 15. Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove; 16. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 17. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 18. James Walldan, Winthrop Harbor; 19. Patrick Haynes, Manteno, IL; 20. Travis Mahoney, Olgesby, IL; 21. Rusty Egan, Round Lake Heights, IL; 22. Jake Kouba, Minneapolis, MN.
1ST 12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Jimmy Kouba; 2. Stanford; 3. Raidart; 4. Craig Campton, Pardeeville; 5. Johnny Fahl, Brown Deer; 6. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 7. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 8. Garrett Deieso, Wadsworth; 9. Natalie Klemko, Grayslake, IL; 10. James Wehrman, Kenosha; 11. Rod Colburn, New Berlin; 12. Zach Hansen, New Berlin.
2ND 12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. N. Crane; 2. Mattson; 3. Walldan; 4. Scott Grissom, Winthrop Harbor; 5. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 6. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights; 7. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 8. Tom Eller, Zion; 9. Paul Shaffer, Milwaukee; 10. William Huck, Mukwonago; 11. Steve Clott, Madison.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Egan; Schenck; Dodd; Lager.
FAST QUALIFIER: Davis(:15.466 seconds).
MODIFIEDS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Nick Simons, Genoa City; 2. Al Atkinson, Muskego; 3. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 4. Mike Knurr, Mukwonago; 5. Joe Huenfeld, Cedarville, IL; 6. Mike Simons II, Genoa City; 7. John Dost, Bristol; 8. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL; 9. Morgan Sheppard, Genoa City; 10. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron, IL; 11. John Hill, Waterford; 12. Terry Hilgendorf, McHenry, IL; 13. Mike Conn, Big Bend; 14. Scott Barnharst, Franklin; 15. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: N. Simons; Mueller.
FAST QUALIFIER: M. Simons(:17.896 seconds).
STREET STOCKS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Pat Rossmann, Wadsworth, IL; 2. Dustin Richards, Bristol; 3. Cody Erickson, Algonquin, IL; 4. Craig Kreuser, Kenosha; 5. Mark Baker, Big Bend; 6. Josh Gehrig, Pleasant Prairie; 7. Jesse Knutson, Greenfield; 8. Chad Hagler, McHenry; 9. Kevin Domrose, Big Bend; 10. Courtney Atkinson, Muskego; 11. Brandon Mertes, Antioch; 12. Carl Sturt, Wadsworth; 13. Jeremy Olson, Lake Villa, IL; 14. Bo Aherns, Waukegan.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Richards; Kreuser.
FAST QUALIFIER: Rossmann(:18.476 seconds).
BANDIT 4-CYLINDER STOCK CARS: 15-LAP FEATURE: 1. Scott Quarnstrom, Lake Villa; 2. Branden Goeser, Chilton; 3. Tony Barron, Milwaukee; 4. Kyle Sudduth, Waterford; 5. Dave McKellips, Mt. Pleasant; 6. Rob Wachsmuth, Williams Bay; 7. Kody Molitor, Trevor; 8. Jonathon Smith, Bristol; 9. Sam Van Patten, Antioch; 10. John Tuttle, Chicago, IL; 11. Brad Becker, Burlington; 12. Dale Ehleiter, Union Grove; 13. Carl Benn, Lisbon; 14. Scott Ellis, Lake Villa; 15. Ryan Braun, Brookfield; 16. Steve Ellis, Pleasant Prairie; 17. Allen Maher, Jr., Menomonee Falls; 18. Louie Toutant, Genoa City; 19. John Cole, McHenry; 20. Steve Doherty, Sugar Grove, IL.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Maher; Quarnstrom.

 

Cannon McIntosh Fires Off First POWRi West Win of the Year in OKC

Lonnie Wheatley, OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (July 28, 2018) – Flirting with a potential victory lane visit during much of the season, Cannon McIntosh put it all together on Saturday night to become the 13th different Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA feature winner of the year by topping the 25-lap main event at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

After earning the BOSS Performance High Point Driver of the Night in heat race action aboard the RL Hudson/Toyota-TRD No. 08 entry, the 15-year-old from Bixby, OK, gunned into the lead at the outset and led the entire distance to post his second career series win and first of the 2018 season.

“It turned out that getting a good start was important, especially when I felt it grab some rubber off of two about four laps in,” McIntosh said afterward. “I didn’t expect it to do that and definitely not that early.”

Gunning into the lead at the drop of the green flag paid dividends, although fellow front row starter and current series points leader Kory Schudy along with third-starter Matt Sherell kept the heat on for a handful of laps before McIntosh began to stretch out of his lead.

His advantage was quickly erased when A.J. Burns got upside down without injury in turn three after nine laps. Schudy and Sherrell kept pace when action resumed until McIntosh worked the first pair of lapped cars to perfection to slip away by several car-lengths.

But another pair of lapped cars soon after tightened things up again in the final handful of laps until a final caution flew with four laps to go when fourth-running Andrew Deal came to a stop in turn two with a flattened right rear tire.

Set for a four-lap dash to the stripe, McIntosh bolted away from the field and breezed to the stripe without challenge over the closing laps.

“I knew there were just a few laps to go, so I just went hard to get there,” McIntosh commented.

Sherrell battled past Schudy in the final rounds to snare his second runner-up finish of the season with Schudy earning his eighth podium showing of the year by crossing the stripe in third. Racing amongst the top-five throughout, Hunter Fischer took the checkered flag in fourth with defending series champion Grady Chandler rounding out the top five.

Hank Davis climbed from 10th to sixth with 14th-starter Wesley Smith in seventh. Cody Brewer was eighth with Hannah Adair in ninth while Travis Scott turned in the night’s top passing performance by racing from 18th to complete the top ten.

The podium trio of Schudy, Sherrell and McIntosh flexed their muscle early on by topping heat race action for the 23-car field.

In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer, A1 Machine, Rod End Supply, Pyrotech, Esslinger Engineering Performance and MyChron Tom/AIM.

The POWRi West Midget League returns to action next weekend on Friday and Saturday, August 3-4, in conjunction with the Lucas Oil POWRI National Midget League at Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway.

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA Results

I-44 Riverside Speedway (Oklahoma City, OK) – July 28, 2018

Smith Ti Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 28-Kory Schudy (3), 2. 24-Hunter Fischer (2), 3. 4b-Grady Chandler (5), 4. 42-Hank Davis (6), 5. 2s-Travis Scott (1), 6. 44-Wesley Smith (8), 7. 5b-Bobby Brewer (4), 8. 52-Craig Oakes (7).

Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 7u-Matt Sherrell (3), 2. 15d-Andrew Deal (4), 3. 96-Cody Brewer (4), 4. 4m-Michelle Decker (6), 5. 9u-Doug McCune (7), 6. 19-Pierce Urbanosky (8), 7. 72-Eric Fenton (2), 8. 721-Brendon Wiseley (1-DNS).

Saldana Products Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh (6), 2. 71wg-Weston Gorham (1), 3. 23-Hannah Adair (4), 4. 27b-A.J. Burns (5), 5. 83-Brad Thompson (2), 6. 84s-Shaun Shapel (7), 7. 84-Phil Shapel (3-DNS).

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh (1), 2. 7u-Matt Sherrell (3), 3. 28-Kory Schudy (2), 4. 24-Hunter Fischer (6), 5. 4b-Grady Chandler (5), 6. 42-Hank Davis (10), 7. 44-Wesley Smith (14), 8. 96-Cody Brewer (8), 9. 23-Hannah Adair (9), 10. 2s-Travis Scott (18), 11. 4m-Michelle Decker (11), 12. 5b-Bobby Brewer (19), 13. 9u-Doug McCune (13), 14. 19-Pierce Urbanosky (15), 15. 721-Brendon Wiseley (23), 16. 52-Craig Oakes (22), 17. 83-Brad Thompson (17), 18. 15d-Andrew Deal (4), 19. 71wg-Weston Gorham (7), 20. 27b-A.J. Burns (12), 21. 72-Eric Fenton (21), 22. 84s-Shaun Shapel (16), 23. 84-Phil Shapel (20-DNS).

BOSS Performance High Point Driver: Cannon McIntosh.

 

 

Kofoid Wins $10k at Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals

7/28/18

Alger, WA - Michael “Buddy” Kofoid won the richest prize of his career, as the 16 year old from Penngrove, CA drove the Rutz Racing #8r to victory lane and a $10,000 pay day at the 29th Annual Bob’s Burgers and Brew Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway.

Drama filled the A Main for the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series presented by Here 2 Wire and Data Pro. Cam Smith held the early lead but appeared to be eclipsed by the second Rutz Racing entry piloted by Jared Peterson on the 5th circuit. Subsequent to Peterson making the pass, head flagger Kirby Hoyle was struck by an unidentified object, knocking him down while two cars spun in the second corner. With a split yellow system in place, speedway officials were not able to determine where the caution would have been called/come out on the field. The decision was made to go to the last completed lap for the lineup, which was lap four where Smith was still in front. Open red conditions ensued while Hoyle was tended to (he would return to the flagstand to finish the race) as the teams worked on their cars. On the ensuing restart, Smith rocketed back out to the lead with Peterson and Kofoid, from his third place original starting spot, in hot pursuit. Kofoid made an aggressive move on Peterson coming out of turn two on lap seven to take second and began working Smith for the lead as the pair entered traffic. On the seventeenth lap, Kofoid slid Smith for the lead coming out of turn two, then denied Smith’s crossover as the raced past the start finish line. Smith kept Kofoid close as the two continued to carve through slower cars on the very slick surface before his run ended on the 30th circuit. Smith had closed to the rear nerf of Kofoid on the 29th lap, but contact with Jason Reed on the front straight away as the pair came to 10 laps remaining sent Reed flipping and Smith to the infield with front end damage. Kofoid would restart with a pair of lapped cars between himself and last year’s Summer Nationals winner Jason Solwold and Garen Linder. As he got back to the throttle pedal, Buddy streaked away, never seeing a challenge from the Shaylen Raye Motorsports #18 or the Linder Racing #22 to score the biggest win of his young career. JJ Hickle advanced from ninth to fourth and Austen Wheatley came forward seven spots to finish fifth. Greg Hamilton was the Triple X Hard Charger, advancing from twenty first to thirteenth. Kelsey Carpenter was the fastest of the 35 time trial cars (the previous nights top four were locked in). Heat winners were Wheatley, Devin Borden, Eric Fisher and Trevor Cook.

Nick Evans returned to his winning ways this weekend at Skagit Speedway, winning both Friday and Saturday night with the Northwest Focus Midget Series. Garrett Thomas led the first eight laps of the Bardahl Summer Challenge Round Six sponsored by Whirlyball Seattle before Evans beat him to the inside of the first corner to take the top spot. From there, Evans survived a handful of restarts to take his second straight win, followed by Tristin Thomas and hard charging Jonathan Jorgenson, who came out of the B Main to take third. Heat winners were Garrett Thomas, Jayme Barnes, Alden Ostrom and Evans.

In an entertaining green to checkered affair with no stoppages, Max Sanford won the 2018 Tuner Nationals event. Sanford, a regular at Grays Harbor Raceway, led lap one but was passed by Cliff Ballenger, who held the top spot for laps two and three. Sanford rallied to jump back into the lead on lap four and went the rest of the way with Jon Gunderson on his heels. Despite Gunderson being right there, Sanford never lost the top spot again, scoring the win in only his second ever race at Skagit Speedway. Vance Hibbard nipped Gunderson at the line for second in one of the best Tuner mains in memory.

Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Fast Time - Kelsey Carpenter 11.977 Heat 1 - Austen Wheatley, Marc Dupperon, Kelsey Carpenter, Jared Peterson, Bud Ashe, Steve Reeves, Bailey Sucich, Brian Boswell, Garrett McClees Heat 2 - Devin Borden, JJ Hickle, Jason Reed, Jake Wheeler, Cory Swatzina, Chris Schmelzle, Bill Rude, Steve James Heat 3 - Eric Fisher, Reece Goetz, Chase Goetz, Logan Forler, Greg Hamilton, Ashleigh Johnson, Devin Barnes, Chris Ochs Heat 4 - Trevor Cook, Luke Didiuk, Robbie Price, Colton Heath, Chance Crum, Michael Bollinger, Sean Johnson, Ryan Cully B Main 1 - Greg Hamilton, Schmelzle, Ashe, A Johnson, Sucich, Barnes, Boswell, Ochs, McClees B Main 2 - Chance Crum, Reeves, Bollinger, Cully, Rude, Swatzina, S Johnson, James A Main - Buddy Kofoid, Solwold, Linder, Hickle, Wheatley, Forler, C Goetz, Heath, Peterson, Price, R Goetz, Fisher, Hamilton, Didiuk, Carpenter, Crum, Schmelzle, Dupperon, Borden, Reevs, Cook, Smith, Reed, Wheeler Lap Leaders - Smith 1-16 Kofoid 17-40 Triple X Hard Charger - Greg Hamilton +8

Northwest Focus Midget Series Heat 1 - Garrett Thomas, Shane Smith, Matt Loving, Nik Larson, Michael Vollbrecht, Jonathan Jorgenson, Chris Bullock, Brian Hayes Heat 2 - Jayme Barnes, Hannah Lindquist, Eric Turner, Chris Greene, Renee Angel, Brian Aune, Ray Stebbins, Brenden White Heat 3 - Alden Ostrom, Riley Vaillant, Tristin Thomas, Jesse Conway, Glenn Bittrolf, AJ Fugitt, Breanna Brostrom, Hailey Bower Heat 4 - Nick Evans, Ross Rankine, Michael Hodel, Ashley Thompson, Sawyer Lind, Katie Jackson, Tim Smith B Main - Sawyer Lind, Jorgenson, Thompson, Bittrolf, Angel, Fugitt, Brostrom, Jackson, Stebbins, Bullock, Bower, Hayes, T Smith, White, Aune A Main - Nick Evans, T Thomas, Jorgenson, Rankine, G Thomas, Hodel, Larson, Lind, Vollbrecht, Vaillant, Loving, Greene, Conway, Barnes, Thompson, Bittrolf, Turner, Ostrom, Lindquist, S Smith Lap Leaders - G Thomas 1-8 Evans 9-25

Outlaw Tuner Nationals Heat 1 - Max Sanford, Brian Michelson, Brandon Jansen, Kyle Hanson, TJ Campbell, Matt Shaw, Cliff Ballenger Heat 2 - Jon Gunderson, Vance Hibbard, Clint Meins, Rob Dozark, Mike Ploeg, Jack Desrosier Main - Max Sanford, Hibbard, Gunderson, Ballenger, Michelson, Jansen, Shaw, Ploeg, Meins, Campbell, Dozark, Desrosier Lap Leaders - Sanford 1 Ballenger 2-4 Sanford 4-20

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
July 28, 2018

410 RESULTS

Time Trials Group A, 1. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (3), 15.364; 2. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (1), 15.399; 3. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7), 15.489; 4. 4, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (8), 15.553; 5. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.59; 6. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (10), 15.622; 7. 70S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (9), 15.664; 8. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.717; 9. 35, Tyler Esh, Lancaster, PA (6), 15.836; 10. 98, Carl Bowser, Cabot, PA (11), 15.859; 11. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (4), 15.907; 12. 28, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (5), 16.113;
Time Trials Group B, 1. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (9), 15.338; 2. 59, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (2), 15.381; 3. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 15.654; 4. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (6), 15.697; 5. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (4), 15.702; 6. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7), 15.758; 7. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (5), 15.82; 8. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (10), 16.154; 9. 7, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (3), 16.339; 10. 7X, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 16.47; 11. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (1), 16.689;
Time Trials Group C, 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (8), 15.368; 2. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (6), 15.404; 3. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 15.41; 4. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (7), 15.449; 5. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.479; 6. 7K, Cale Conley, Vienna, WV (10), 15.667; 7. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (4), 15.748; 8. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (3), 15.797; 9. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (9), 15.832; 10. 3, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (5), 15.958; 11. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (11), 16.447;
Time Trials Group D, 1. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (6), 15.44; 2. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (1), 15.599; 3. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (3), 15.638; 4. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (5), 15.652; 5. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (10), 15.657; 6. 67, Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA (8), 15.663; 7. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (11), 15.683; 8. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (7), 15.726; 9. 11, Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA (4), 15.743; 10. 22, Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA (9), 16.366; 11. 1AJ, Trevor Mell, Harwood, ND (2), 17.747;
Time Trials Group E, 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (4), 15.53; 2. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (8), 15.545; 3. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (3), 15.607; 4. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (1), 15.685; 5. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (7), 15.805; 6. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (10), 15.877; 7. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (6), 16.016; 8. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (11), 16.066; 9. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Au (9), 16.177; 10. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (5), 16.517; 11. 84, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN (2), No Time;
Overall Time Trials, 1. 13, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (21), 15.338; 2. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (3), 15.364; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (31), 15.368; 4. 59, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (14), 15.381; 5. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (1), 15.399; 6. 2M, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (29), 15.404; 7. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (25), 15.41; 8. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (40), 15.44; 9. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (30), 15.449; 10. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (24), 15.479; 11. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (7), 15.489; 12. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (49), 15.53; 13. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (53), 15.545; 14. 4, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (8), 15.553; 15. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 15.59; 16. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (35), 15.599; 17. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (48), 15.607; 18. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (10), 15.622; 19. 3G, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (37), 15.638; 20. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (39), 15.652; 21. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 15.654; 22. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (44), 15.657; 23. 67, Ryan Robinson, Foresthill, CA (42), 15.663; 24. 70S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (9), 15.664; 25. 7K, Cale Conley, Vienna, WV (33), 15.667; 26. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (45), 15.683; 27. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (46), 15.685; 28. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (18), 15.697; 29. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (16), 15.702; 30. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (12), 15.717; 31. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (41), 15.726; 32. 11, Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, PA (38), 15.743; 33. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (27), 15.748; 34. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (19), 15.758; 35. 35V, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (26), 15.797; 36. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (52), 15.805; 37. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (17), 15.82; 38. 14, Tony Stewart, Columbus, IN (32), 15.832; 39. 35, Tyler Esh, Lancaster, PA (6), 15.836; 40. 98, Carl Bowser, Cabot, PA (11), 15.859; 41. 3K, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (55), 15.877; 42. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (4), 15.907; 43. 3, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (28), 15.958; 44. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (51), 16.016; 45. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (56), 16.066; 46. 28, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (5), 16.113; 47. 27, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Paola, KS (22), 16.154; 48. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Au (54), 16.177; 49. 7, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (15), 16.339; 50. 22, Brandon Spithaler, Evans City, PA (43), 16.366; 51. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (34), 16.447; 52. 7X, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (20), 16.47; 53. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (50), 16.517; 54. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (13), 16.689; 55. 1AJ, Trevor Mell, Harwood, ND (36), 17.747; 56. 84, Brandon Hanks, Burlison, TN (47), No Time;
Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. Wayne Johnson (4); 3. Parker Price-Miller (1); 4. Cory Eliason (6); 5. Joey Saldana (3); 6. Jeff Swindell (7); 7. Jordyn Brazier (8); 8. Rager Phillips (5); 9. Tyler Esh (9); 10. Carl Bowser (10); 11. Clyde Knipp (11); 12. Allan Woods (12);
Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Matt Juhl (1); 2. Paul McMahan (4); 3. Tasker Phillips (2); 4. Sammy Swindell (3); 5. Josh Schneiderman (6); 6. RJ Johnson (5); 7. Dave Blaney (7); 8. John Carney II (9); 9. Bob Weuve (11); 10. Tucker Klaasmeyer (8);
Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Lynton Jeffrey (2); 2. Spencer Bayston (1); 3. Kerry Madsen (3); 4. Terry McCarl (4); 5. Gio Scelzi (5); 6. Cale Conley (6); 7. Rico Abreu (7); 8. Jac Haudenschild (10); 9. Jamie Veal (8); 10. Tony Stewart (9); 11. Bobby Mincer (11);
Heat 4, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Carson Macedo (2); 2. Chad Kemenah (3); 3. Austin McCarl (1); 4. Aaron Reutzel (4); 5. Ryan Robinson (6); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (7); 7. Davey Heskin (5); 8. Ryan Smith (9); 9. Brandon Spithaler (10); 10. Trevor Mell (11); 11. AJ Moeller (8);
Heat 5, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Brian Brown (4); 2. Brooke Tatnell (1); 3. Trey Starks (2); 4. Tim Kaeding (6); 5. Dominic Scelzi (3); 6. Paige Polyak (8); 7. Willie Croft (5); 8. Sammy Walsh (9); 9. Chase Wanner (10); 10. Glen Saville (7);
D main, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Tony Stewart (1); 2. Carl Bowser (2); 3. Bobby Mincer (8); 4. Clyde Knipp (7); 5. Carson McCarl (10); 6. Trevor Mell (5); 7. Glen Saville (3); 8. Tucker Klaasmeyer (4); 9. AJ Moeller (6); 10. Allan Woods (9);
C main, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Rager Phillips (1); 2. Ryan Smith (2); 3. John Carney II (5); 4. Jac Haudenschild (3); 5. Tony Stewart (11); 6. Jamie Veal (6); 7. Sammy Walsh (4); 8. Tyler Esh (7); 9. Carl Bowser (12); 10. Bob Weuve (10); 11. Brandon Spithaler (8); 12. Chase Wanner (9);
Dash 1, 4 Laps, No Time: 1. Matt Juhl (1); 2. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 3. Brian Brown (6); 4. Sammy Swindell (2); 5. Spencer Bayston (5); 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4);
Dash 2, 4 Laps, No Time: 1. Terry McCarl (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Carson Macedo (3); 4. Chad Kemenah (6); 5. Paul McMahan (5); 6. Wayne Johnson (4);
B main, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Gio Scelzi (2); 2. Joey Saldana (1); 3. Dominic Scelzi (3); 4. Ryan Robinson (4); 5. Josh Schneiderman (5); 6. Hunter Schuerenberg (8); 7. Jeff Swindell (6); 8. Rico Abreu (13); 9. Davey Heskin (11); 10. Jordyn Brazier (12); 11. Cale Conley (7); 12. Rager Phillips (16); 13. Willie Croft (14); 14. Ryan Smith (17); 15. Paige Polyak (10); 16. Dave Blaney (15);
A main, 25 Laps, No Time: 1. Kerry Madsen (13); 2. Sammy Swindell (7); 3. Chad Kemenah (8); 4. Brian Brown (5); 5. Brooke Tatnell (4); 6. Spencer Bayston (9); 7. Dominic Scelzi (23); 8. Aaron Reutzel (18); 9. Cory Eliason (19); 10. Paul McMahan (10); 11. Tim Kaeding (20); 12. Austin McCarl (16); 13. Joey Saldana (22); 14. Lynton Jeffrey (3); 15. Parker Price-Miller (14); 16. Carson Macedo (6); 17. Tasker Phillips (17); 18. Wayne Johnson (12); 19. Ryan Robinson (24); 20. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (11); 21. Terry McCarl (2); 22. Matt Juhl (1); 23. Dave Blaney (26); 24. Jac Haudenschild (25); 25. Trey Starks (15); 26. Gio Scelzi (21);

360 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (22), 15.859; 2. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (13), 15.944; 3. 71, Gio Scelzi, Fresno, CA (1), 15.952; 4. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (4), 15.982; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (7), 15.988; 6. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (27), 16.011; 7. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (29), 16.042; 8. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (11), 16.055; 9. 99, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (20), 16.095; 10. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (2), 16.099; 11. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (6), 16.11; 12. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (3), 16.119; 13. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15), 16.139; 14. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (44), 16.158; 15. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (33), 16.171; 16. 13M, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (30), 16.174; 17. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (23), 16.18; 18. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (32), 16.233; 19. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (38), 16.236; 20. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (16), 16.248; 21. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (14), 16.265; 22. 14, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (12), 16.266; 23. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (17), 16.269; 24. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (37), 16.355; 25. 28C, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (25), 16.364; 26. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (19), 16.391; 27. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (42), 16.396; 28. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (18), 16.457; 29. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (9), 16.483; 30. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (24), 16.507; 31. 17, Mitch Faccinto, Fresno, CA (21), 16.538; 32. 5M, Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN (39), 16.541; 33. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (40), 16.559; 34. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (28), 16.569; 35. 98, Chris Masters, Napa, CA (5), 16.577; 36. 75, Tyler Blank, California, MO (8), 16.602; 37. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Ca (10), 16.618; 38. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.63; 39. 52, Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK (41), 16.664; 40. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (35), 16.678; 41. 02, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (31), 16.714; 42. 86, Tony Bruce Jr., Owasso, OK (36), 16.765; 43. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (34), No Time; 44. 13MJ, Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN (43), No Time;
Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Dylan Peterson (2); 2. Christian Bowman (1); 3. Sawyer Phillips (5); 4. Josh Higday (3); 5. Nate Van Haaften (6); 6. Scottie McDonald (4); 7. Tyler Blank (8); 8. Don Droud Jr. (9); 9. Mitch Faccinto (7);
Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Brooke Tatnell (2); 2. Joe Beaver (1); 3. Clint Garner (6); 4. Ryan Giles (3); 5. Mason Daniel (4); 6. Nathan Mills (5); 7. Tony Bruce Jr. (9); 8. Troy Manteufel (7); 9. Alex Hill (8);
Heat 3, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Tom Lenz (2); 2. McKenna Haase (4); 3. Gio Scelzi (6); 4. Cody Wehrle (1); 5. Jon Agan (3); 6. Tasker Phillips (9); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Harli White (5); 9. Mitchell Alexander (8);
Heat 4, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Terry McCarl (2); 2. Thomas Kennedy (4); 3. Josh Baughman (3); 4. Scott Bogucki (6); 5. Skylar Gee (5); 6. Blake Hahn (8); 7. Dustin Clark (1); 8. John Anderson (7);
Heat 5, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Matt Covington (1); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Matt Moro (3); 4. Jamie Ball (6); 5. Jonathan Cornell (2); 6. Shayle Bade (8); 7. Brad Comegys (5); 8. Chris Masters (7);
C main, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Blake Hahn (3); 2. Tasker Phillips (7); 3. Alex Hill (1); 4. Shayle Bade (4); 5. Tony Bruce Jr. (6); 6. Mitchell Alexander (2); 7. Don Droud Jr. (5);
B main, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Jon Agan (2); 3. Josh Baughman (3); 4. Matt Moro (4); 5. Cody Wehrle (8); 6. Jonathan Cornell (5); 7. Chris Martin (13); 8. Tasker Phillips (18); 9. Tyler Blank (16); 10. Dustin Clark (9); 11. Blake Hahn (17); 12. Shayle Bade (20); 13. Mitch Faccinto (11); 14. Alex Hill (19); 15. Chris Masters (15); 16. John Anderson (14); 17. Joe Beaver (7); 18. Christian Bowman (6); 19. Matt Covington (10);
A main, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. Clint Garner (4); 2. Scott Bogucki (1); 3. Gio Scelzi (3); 4. Sawyer Phillips (5); 5. Terry McCarl (18); 6. Thomas Kennedy (10); 7. Jamie Ball (6); 8. Skylar Gee (9); 9. Nate Van Haaften (2); 10. Calvin Landis (11); 11. Brooke Tatnell (13); 12. Ryan Giles (21); 13. Mason Daniel (14); 14. McKenna Haase (8); 15. Dylan Peterson (12); 16. Jon Agan (22); 17. Josh Baughman (23); 18. Nathan Mills (7); 19. Matt Moro (24); 20. Scottie McDonald (17); 21. Harli White (16); 22. Brad Comegys (19); 23. Josh Higday (20); 24. Tom Lenz (15);

 

McCune Breaks Schultz's Heart For Rockford MSR Victory

LOVES PARK, Ill. – Jimmy McCune broke Charlie Schultz’s heart on Saturday night at Rockford Speedway, stealing the lead with two laps left and going on to win the Must See Racing Sprintacular at the semi-banked quarter-mile.

McCune, who was running third with five laps left in the 50-lap main event, executed a pair of perfectly-timed slide jobs in turns one and two to leapfrog both Jacob Wilson and then Schultz in the final laps.

The three-time defending series champion forced his way to Wilson’s inside with four to go and then stalked Schultz, who led the first 48 circuits from the outside pole. Finally, coming to two laps remaining, McCune got a run to the inside exiting turn four and muscled his way past on the opposite end of the track, charging into the top spot and darting away into the Illinois night.

Saturday night’s victory was the 28th of McCune’s Must See Racing career, as well as his fourth of the season and his fourth at Rockford. He ran the closing stages with little to no brakes onboard his car.

“I don’t even know where to start with this one,” said McCune, driver of the Abe’s Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil sprinter. “We worked our tails off all day on this car. We changed every ounces of brakes … all three calipers … bled the brakes like 18 times, and somehow it all worked out.

“Those last five laps, I don’t even know where that came from, to be honest with you,” McCune continued. “It was hard tonight, but for some reason we started getting a good run on the high side and started catching the guys in front of us. They took that lane away, so I knew I had to go back to the bottom. We used up a lot of race track, but we got the W and that’s what counts at the end of the day.”

Combined with his five wins at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway, nearly a third of McCune’s series wins have come on quarter-mile bullrings, a type of track that McCune simply says suits his driving style “to a tee.”

“I grew up doing the quarter-mile stuff,” noted McCune. “I came to these types of tracks 15 or 20 years ago in a midget … maybe even longer than that. I’ve always loved these little places and how you can root and gouge for space when you need to. It’s just fun, hard racing, man.”

Schultz jumped into the lead off the initial start and fended off multiple advances from Wilson for the first three-quarters of the race, with only a caution flag on lap eight for the blown motor on Joe Speakman’s car slowing the roll of the Lorain, Ohio veteran.

As the laps wore on, however, Schultz’s car got “wicked tight” until he finally pushed too wide in turns three and four. He led lap 48 by a half car length, but McCune’s run through turns one and two was just too strong and Schultz was forced to settle for second in the end, 1.114 seconds adrift.

Despite the heartbreak of just missing out on his first Must See Racing win, Schultz climbed from his car with a smile on his face and his head held high after a career-best performance.

“With about five laps to go, the car just started getting tighter and tighter. Earlier in the run, the 07 (Wilson) stuck a nose underneath me, but I was able to get back going again and get moving through traffic,” said Schultz. “The lapped cars didn’t hurt me any; we just got a little too snug.

“Last year here, we were a lap down in sixth, so to come out with this kind of a performance is big for this being only my second time here,” Schultz added. “To finish second tonight was a huge confidence builder. It’s both frustrating and rewarding … but we’re happy with where we’re headed as a team.”

Wilson completed the podium in third, followed by Anthony McCune and Johnny Petrozelle III, who was the final car on the lead lap in fifth.

Even in spite of the lap eight caution flag, Saturday night’s feature was completed in just 13 minutes and 19 seconds, at an average race pace of 56.316 mph.

Anthony McCune kicked off the night by scoring his second-career Hamilton Trucking Fast Time Award with a lap of 11.601 seconds (77.580 mph) in qualifying. Joe Speakman and Jacob Wilson won their respective heat races.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season continues with the Fast Forty at Owosso (Mich.) Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 4. Jimmy McCune is the defending event winner.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Rockford Speedway; July 28, 2018

1-800-RADIATOR A-Feature (50 laps): 1. #88 – Jimmy McCune [5]; 2. #9s – Charlie Schultz [2]; 3. #07 – Jacob Wilson [4]; 4. #8 – Anthony McCune [6]; 5. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle [1]; 6. #75c – Jerry Caryer [7]; 7. #8a – Adam Biltz [10]; 8. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker [9]; 9. #72s – Joe Speakman [8]; 10. #26 – Jeff Bloom [3]; 11. #7 – Tom Jewell [11].

Lap Leader(s): Schultz 1-48, J. McCune 49-50.

Hard Charger: #88 – Jimmy McCune (+4)

Hamilton Trucking Time Trials (best of two laps): 1. #8 – Anthony McCune, 11.601; 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 11.736; 3. #07 – Jacob Wilson, 11.753; 4. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 12.098; 5. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 12.105; 6. #7 – Tom Jewell, 12.212; 7. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle, 12.404; 8. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 12.526; 9. #72s – Joe Speakman, 12.608; 10. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker, 13.616; 11. #8a – Adam Biltz, no time.

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat #1 (10 laps): 1. Joe Speakman [2], 2. Johnny Petrozelle [4], 3. Jerry Caryer [3], 4. Adam Biltz [5], 5. Anthony Linkenhoker [1]. (2:07.553)

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat #2 (10 laps): 1. Jacob Wilson [2], 2. Anthony McCune [4], 3. Jimmy McCune [3], 4. Charlie Schultz [5], 5. Jeff Bloom [1], 6. Tom Jewell [6]. (2:02.881)

 

 

Henry gets late race 410 win at Fremont; Miller holds off Street for FAST 305 victory; Fitch earns 4th straight late model victory; Valenti continues to roll in trucks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Contact: Brian Liskai
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By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - The beauty of racing is that no matter how bad a particular night goes, a driver gets a fresh start at the next race, often the very next day. Such was the experience this weekend for 410 sprint car driver Cap Henry. The Republic, Ohio driver missed the show Friday but came to Fremont Saturday, July 28 and passed Rob Chaney with just three laps to go to score his first victory of the season at "The Track that Action Built" on Baumann Auto Group Night.

Henry, aboard the Lane Racing, Beer Barrel Bourbon, Metropolitan Landscaping, UTEC, Geck Electric, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends machine, used a lapped car as a pick to drive around Chaney to take the lead in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main on lap 28 and drove to his fifth career win at Fremont Speedway.

"I don't know if Rob lost his brakes, but I could see he was struggling with that lapped car on the bottom. That's the advantage of being in second; you can choose a line and go. We were doing an insanity there for awhile this year. We kept coming to the race track with the same set-up thinking it was going to fix itself. Finally this weekend we changed some stuff but I made us look like idiots last night but we're in victory lane tonight. I felt like they should have put someone else in the car after last night...I drove so bad. I think we'll keep the seat here another week," said Henry.

As exciting as the 410 feature was, the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint A-main was incredible. John Ivy got the lead early from Tyler Street who won the eight car "king of the hill" match race tournament with a last corner pass of Ivy to earn the pole starting position. But, on a restart on lap six, Ivy spun, handing the lead to Street who lost the top spot to Jamie Miller while battling in lapped traffic with just seven laps to go. With just four laps remaining it was Miller who got hung up on a lapped car and Street closed. As the pair came through turns three and four for the checkers Street drove to Miller's outside and the drag race was on. At the line Miller edged Street by .203 seconds for his fourth win of the year at Fremont.

Miller's victory was the seventh overall win of 2018 for the driver of the Ryan French owned, Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing< NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed #26. It was his 16th career win at Fremont Speedway and solidified his position atop the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro point standings.

"We missed judged the track a lot on that. We were way too tight. That just came down to experience and getting through the lapped cars right there...it's the only reason I got around Tyler. For the life of me I could not get around Harrison (Josh)," said Miller in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Miller nearly scored another feature win as he and Tiffin, Ohio's Chester Fitch battled for all 15 non-stop laps of the McCullough Industries Late Model A-main. Miller had the lead on the final lap but lost fuel pressure after taking the white flag and Fitch drove by for his fourth straight Fremont win. It is the 13th career win at Fremont for Fitch.

"That was a heck of a race. I hope we didn't get into each other too bad. I've really tried to stay clean and straight. Thanks to my sponsors Distel's Septic Cleaning, Fremont Fence, Miracle Motors, Sacksteder-Worland Insurance, my friends at HiWay 101 and our own businesses Tiffin Auto Auction and Westside Auto Sales. Swartz Race Cars makes a great car. Hopefully my brother Shorty and my mom and them made it tonight. It's the fourth anniversary of the passing of my dad so to win tonight means the world to me," Fitch said.

In 2018 in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck division there has only been one other feature winner other than Shawn Valenti and that's because the Fostoria, Ohio driver wasn't competing at Fremont Speedway that night. Things didn't change Saturday as Valenti took the lead from Cory McCaughey on a lap 7 restart and drove to his fourth victory of the year and 45th of his career at the track. Valenti is now tied with hall-of-famer Jim McCune for eighth on the track's all-time win list.

"It looks like I won't be back here next weekend either because of other commitments. Cory was rolling the top there pretty good and I got lucky and got a good restart. I have to thank Baumann's for sponsoring tonight. Going back to what they did here about four or five years ago (if a driver in any division elected to start on the tail and won they got a $5,000 bonus) was pretty awesome for a dirt truck driver to take home five grand. I have to thank Pagliai's Pizza, Craig Miller Trucking, Best Performance, A Plus Auto Center, Gressman Powersports, Dave Story Equipment...without all their help we couldn't do this," said Valenti of his Jeff Babcock owned #7B.

TJ Michael and Chaney brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 A-main with Chaney bolting into the lead over Stuart Brubaker, Michael, Ayrton Olsen, Henry, Broc Martin and Byron Reed. Chaney set a blistering pace, driving into lapped traffic by the sixth circuit. Henry took third on lap five and when Brubaker pulled off with mechanical issues a lap later, he moved into the runner-up slot.

Chaney's lead was 3.5 seconds by lap 10 but that was wiped out at the half-way point when Chris Andrews tumbled down the back stretch. The two-time Fremont winner was uninjured.

When the green flew Chaney continued to lead Henry, Michael, Reed, Mintz, Martin and Olsen. With 10 laps to go Chaney and Henry had pulled away. A great battle for third ensued involving Michael, Reed, Mintz, Martin and Travis Philo. Henry began to methodically close on Chaney and with four laps to go was racing to Chaney's outside as the leader struggled to dispose of lapped traffic.

Exiting turn four coming to complete lap 28 Henry shot around Chaney to grab the lead. Henry drove to the win over Chaney, Reed, Mintz and Michael.

Street and Ivy brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint A-main with Ivy gaining the advantage over Street, Kyle Peters, Miller, Jimmy McGrath, Kyle Capodice and Steve Rando. Ivy's lead was nearly two seconds when the caution flew for Matt Lucius who bounced off the soft walls in turn two.

On the ensuing restart Ivy got into turns one and two a little to hot and spun, handing the lead to Street who had to contend with Miller and Peters. Following a caution for a stalled Justin Adams on lap six, Street set sail with Miller trying to stay within a couple of car lengths. Street's lead was 1.2 seconds by lap 13 as he prepared to encounter heavy lapped traffic.

When Street got trapped behind a lapped car, Miller pounced and took the lead on lap 18. The tables nearly turned on Miller with five laps to go as he struggled with a lapped car allowing Street to race to his outside. As Miller and Street raced to the checkers Street blasted to the leader's outside but couldn't complete the pass as Miller earned the narrow victory. Peters, Alvin Roepke and Dustin Stroup rounded out the top five.

Defending truck champion Dustin Keegan and Brad Stuckey brought the field to green for the 20-lap A-main but it was McCaughey who grabbed the lead. Several cautions slowed the pace early on including setting up Valenti's pass for the lead on lap six. The final caution flew with eight laps to go but Valenti was able to pull away on the restart and took the win over McCaughey, Brad Mitten, Jeff Ward and Stuckey.

Miller and Steve Sabo comprised the front row of the 15-lap late model feature but it was fourth place starter Fitch who grabbed the lead. Miller battled with Fitch for the top spot lap after lap and took the lead with six laps to go. It was Fitch's turn to hound Miller and the pair raced side by side the last seven laps of the race.

Miller took the white flag and the car nearly stalled as he was forced to pull to the infield, handing the lead and the win to Fitch. Dustin Keegan came home second followed by John Mayes, Wes Morrison and Jay King.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Aug. 4 on Finish Line Fuels Night. It will be an All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics Night along with the 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway

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Fremont Speedway
Baumann Auto Group Night
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Starting position [*]

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.83-Rob Chaney, 12.263; 2.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.265; 3.8M-TJ Michael, 12.301; 4.16-Chris Andrews, 12.335; 5.09-Craig Mintz, 12.395; 6.23-DJ Foos, 12.400; 7.1-Nate Dussel, 12.419; 8.97-Broc Martin, 12.420; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 12.501; 10.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.541; 11.71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.554; 12.4H-Cap Henry, 12.571; 13.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.607; 14.5M-Max Stambaugh, 12.644; 15.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.743; 16.5-Byron Reed, 12.798; 17.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 12.833; 18.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.900; 19.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.064; 20.96AU-Bruce White, 13.741; 21.81-Lee Jacobs, 99.000;

Heat 1 (10 Laps)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 83-Rob Chaney[4] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[6] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[2]

Heat 2 (10 Laps)
1. 71-Ayrton Olsen[1] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 5. 5M-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 6. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4]

Heat 3 (10 Laps)
1. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ;

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 4H-Cap Henry[7] ; 2. 83-Rob Chaney[2] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[9] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 6. 97-Broc Martin[6] ; 7. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[12] ; 9. 5M-Max Stambaugh[14] ; 10. 1-Nate Dussel[19] ; 11. 7-Shawn Valenti[13] ; 12. 71-Ayrton Olsen[4] ; 13. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[11] ; 14. 8J-Jess Stiger[18] ; 15. 49H-Bradley Howard[16] ; 16. 22M-Dan McCarron[15] ; 17. 16-Chris Andrews[10] ; 18. 96AU-Bruce White[17] ; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 20. 68G-Tyler Gunn[20] Hard Charger: 1-Nate Dussel +9

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305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.433; 2.21-Dustin Stroup, 13.555; 3.4*-Tyler Street, 13.609; 4.77I-John Ivy, 13.624; 5.5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr, 13.635; 6.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.673; 7.19R-Steve Rando, 13.674; 8.97-Kyle Peters, 13.690; 9.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.698; 10.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.713; 11.36-Seth Schneider, 13.778; 12.29-Bryan Sebetto, 13.786; 13.8-Bobby Clark, 13.823; 14.47-Matt Lucius, 13.925; 15.Z10-Kevin Mingus, 14.045; 16.09-Justin Adams, 14.967; 17.X-Mike Keegan, 15.040; 18.10-Josh Harrison, 91.999;

Heat 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy McgGath Jr[2] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 8. Z10-Kevin Mingus[8] ; 9. X-Mike Keegan[9]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps)
1. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 3. 21-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 6. 29-Bryan Sebetto[6] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[8] ; 8. 10-Josh Harrison[9] ; 9. 47-Matt Lucius[7]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[10] ; 5. 21-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 7. 29-Bryan Sebetto[12] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[13] ; 10. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 12. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 13. 8-Bobby Clark[11] ; 14. Z10-Kevin Mingus[15] ; 15. 10-Josh Harrison[16] ; 16. X-Mike Keegan[17] ; 17. 09-Justin Adams[14] ; 18. 47-Matt Lucius[18]
Hard Charger: 99-Alvin Roepke +6

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps), top 5 to A)
1. 36M-Cory McCaughey[6] ; 2. 37-Eric DeVanna[2] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[3] ; 4. 32-Kevin Phillips[1] ; 5. 83-Noah Wagner[7] ; 6. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 7. 67-Ben Clapp[9] ; 8. 13-Len Benyak[4] ; 9. 7f-Dana Frey[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 16-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 3. 5s-Brad Stuckey[7] ; 4. 4s-Keith Sorg[5] ; 5. 2-Andrew Lutman[1] ; 6. 0-Andy Keegan[8] ; 7. 72-Eric Potridge[6] ; 8. 11-Austin Gibson[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 22-Brandon Leighton[2] ; 2. 49X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[8] ; 4. 23m-Brad Mitten[7] ; 5. 115-Ben Good[1] ; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig[5] ; 7. 26-Kyle Lagrou[4] ; 8. 1H-Zeth Sabo[6]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. P51-Paul Brown JR[1] ; 2. 1H-Zeth Sabo[9] ; 3. 67-Ben Clapp[4] ; 4. 7f-Dana Frey[10] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[6] ; 6. 0-Andy Keegan[2] ; 7. 13-Len Benyak[7] ; 8. 11-Austin Gibson[8] ; 9. 72-Eric Potridge[5] ; 10. 32H-Dan Hennig[3]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[3] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[7] ; 4. 33-Jeff Ward[12] ; 5. 5s-Brad Stuckey[2] ; 6. 22-Brandon Leighton[5] ; 7. 37-Eric DeVanna[10] ; 8. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 9. 49X-Brad Keckler[11] ; 10. 4s-Keith Sorg[6] ; 11. 1H-Zeth Sabo[17] ; 12. 7f-Dana Frey[19] ; 13. 67-Ben Clapp[18] ; 14. 26-Kyle Lagrou[20] ; 15. 2-Andrew Lutman[14] ; 16. 32-Kevin Phillips[9] ; 17. 16-Jim Holcomb[8] ; 18. P51-Paul Brown JR[16] ; 19. 83-Noah Wagner[13] ; 20. 115-Ben Good[15]
Hard Charger: 33-Jeff Ward +8

Limited Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 2. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 3. 69-John Mayes[3] ; 4. 27K-Jay King[1] ; 5. 4C-Bill Clapp JR[6] ; 6. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 3. 16-Steve Sabo[2] ; 4. 21-Wes Morrison[3]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 3. 69-John Mayes[5] ; 4. 21-Wes Morrison[8] ; 5. 27K-Jay King[7] ; 6. 23m-Brad Mitten[3] ; 7. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 8. 4C-Bill Clapp JR[9] ; 9. 16-Steve Sabo[2] ; 10. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[10]

 

Anthony McCune Leads Must See Drills At Rockford

LOVES PARK, Ill. – Still seeking his first-career Must See Racing Sprint Car Series win, Anthony McCune got off to a fast start at Rockford Speedway on Saturday afternoon by leading practice for the Sprint Car Spectacular at the semi-banked quarter-mile oval.

McCune turned a lap of 11.855 seconds (75.917 mph) in his No. 8 Abe’s Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil sprinter, topping his uncle – three-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune – by nearly a quarter of a second.

The 20-year-old from Sylvania, Ohio has been lightning-quick in recent weeks, nearly capturing his first win at Midvale (Ohio) Speedway on July 14 before finishing second to his uncle. He also came home third Friday night at Madison (Wis.) Int’l Speedway on Friday night after leading 13 laps.

Jimmy McCune timed in second-fastest overall in the No. 88 Abe’s Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil machine, edging out first practice leader Jacob Wilson by just .003 of a second on the overall time sheets with a best lap of 12.096 seconds (74.405 mph).

Wilson was third (12.099/74.386), followed by Tom Jewell and Charlie Schultz.

Of the top-five fastest cars in practice, all but Jewell set their quick lap in the second round of hot laps. Jewell’s best time came during the first session.

Hamilton Trucking Time Trials for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series are scheduled to kick off at 5:30 p.m. local time.

PRACTICE RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Rockford Speedway; July 28, 2018

Hot Laps (best overall time): 1. #8 – Anthony McCune, 11.855; 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 12.096; 3. #07 – Jacob Wilson, 12.099; 4. #7 – Tom Jewell, 12.573; 5. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 12.590; 6. #72s – Joe Speakman, 12.713; 7. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle III, 12.737; 8. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 12.738; 9. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 12.917; 10. #8a – Adam Biltz, 13.055; 11. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker, 14.064

 


Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature Postponed Due To Rain

By Carin Sundin and Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 28, 2018) – A busy evening at Ohsweken Speedway saw 117 cars sign in across four divisions for Pinty’s Delicious Foods Hot Rod Night on Friday, July 27. Several fans drove their classic cars to the track to take part in Hot Rod night and received two-for-one adult admission for a great night of dirt track action.

With rain in the forecast, Ohsweken Speedway officials decided to postpone the intermission and autograph session for the second week in a row and push through the remaining program as quickly as possible. After the final checkered flag had waved, it was Holly Porter who grabbed the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car win. For the stock cars, Trevor DeBoer won the rescheduled Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature from July 20 while Dave Bailey won the regularly scheduled race and Mike Sarantakos collected the checkered flag in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock main event. Unfortunately, rain late in the program meant the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature could not be completed and the race was postponed to a later date.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

With inclement weather looming ahead of the the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car main event, it was Hannah Ferrell and Aaron Turkey leading the field to full speed. A caution in the first lap saw DJ Christie and Liam Martin spin in turn three and four. The restart saw Ferrell bobble on the bottom enabling Turkey to take the lead with Jacob Dykstra, Holly Porter and Shone Evans giving chase in the top five spots. Two separate lap three cautions saw Josh Hill and Lucas Smith get turned around.

Turkey quickly went outside to maintain the lead on the restart with Dykstra giving chase while Evans, Ferrell and Porter battled for the remaining top 5 positions. Dykstra stayed inside of Turkey just as Turkey got too high on the top side and opened the door for Dykstra to overtake the lead when a caution came out for Trevor Young on lap 11.

The restart saw Turkey maintain the first position with Dykstra hard on his heels and Porter coming on the inside. With seven laps to go, Dykstra got too high over the berm allowing Porter to get through on the bottom and challenge Turkey for the lead. Shortly after, Porter stayed low on the inside and grabbed the first spot as they raced hard through the turns. As Turkey appeared to experience handling issues, Porter opened the gap and wieved her way through lapped traffic to take the win ahead of Shone Evans, Turkey, Dykstra and Dereck Lemyre.

Baily Heard claimed the hard charger award for the race, driving forward eight positions from 18th to 10th. Brad Herron, Caleb Wood and Porter collected heat race wins to begin the evening while Paul Klager won the B-Main and claimed the 19th starting spot for the Feature. Porter was the Ackland Insurance Top Gun as the night’s top heat race qualifier.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

The ultra-competitive Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock division was in action for two features and started the night with the postponed 20-lap race from Jibs Action Sports night on July 20. That Feature saw Jay Liverance and Mike Klazinga led the field to the green flag for the 20-lap main event. One lap in, two back-to-back yellow flag cautions came out with several competitors caught up in a turn one melee that allowed Chris Dickie to squeeze past and into the first position, but left Ryan Dinning with considerable damage sitting on the infield. The restart saw Dickie lead the way with Blake Bomberry Jr. leading the charge from behind over Trevor DeBoer, Chase Hess and Bill Bleich. Dickie and DeBoer raced side by side for several laps with Bleich charging hard from behind.

The action was fast and furious as Dickie closed the door on Bleich who was trying to overtake the No. 1 on the top and DeBoer who was challenging on the bottom. A late caution on lap 16 for debris saw a single file restart with Dickie, DeBoer, Bleich, Chris Hale and Dave Bailey in the top five. A quick green flag saw DeBoer go outside Dickie to take the lead with Bleich on the inside for third and Bailey charging hard on the top for fourth.

DeBoer held off his competitors to take his first career victory in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock division followed by Bailey and Dickie for the top three. Bleich and Hale rounded out the top-five. An excited first time winner, DeBoer climbed the fence with checkered flag in hand as his family cheered him on from the grandstand side. The three DeBoer brothers have now all claimed their first this season in the Thunder Stock and Mini Stock divisions.

In the second feature that saw some light rain, Kevin Pauls and Jay Liverance led the Thunder Stocks in their 20-lap event. Liverance quickly jumped out to the lead with a competitive field of drivers racing to gain position behind him. Blake Bomberry, Bill Bleich, Ryan Beagle and Ken Sargent exchanged positions for several laps as Liverance continued to hold the lead. The rain continued to come down but the Thunder Stock drivers managed to keep racing caution-free. With eight laps to go, Bleich found his way around the top side to take the lead from Liverance with Beagle and Sargent coming fast behind them.

Beagle overtook second position on lap 13 when a yellow flag was called as Zach Bleich lost a tire in turn four. During the caution Bill Bleich had an issue with his right-front tire not being able to turn but indicated he was going to stay out for the restart. Immediately on the restart, Bleich pulled into the infield leaving Beagle in the first position with Bomberry, Liverance, Chris Hale, Logan Shwedyk and Sargent fanning out four wide behind him. With six laps to go, Shwedyk and Hale made contact leaving Dave Bailey the opportunity to get into the fourth position. As the track started to get slicker from the rain, Beagle held off Bailey in the middle until two laps to go when he drifted too high and Bailey took the lead. Bailey then held off Beagle, Hale, Shwedyk and Sargent to take the victory.

Mike Ferguson, Billy Bleich Jr., and Dave Bailey took heat race victories to begin the night while Jason Lungaro won the B-Main.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

For the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, it was Daniel McKay and Jeff Elsliger who paced the field to the green flag. Elsliger took the lead on the high side over McKay with five wide battles ensuing behind them. A quick yellow for debris saw Elsliger, McKay, Paul Longboat, Wayde Thorne and Jason Tolton in the top five on the restart but a rollover on turn two when Kyle Wert caught a rut brought out a red flag. The safety crew quickly removed the No. 19 and lined up the drivers for a double-file restart. McKay took the lead over Elsliger but another caution came out when Jason Tolton made contact with Elsliger causing a chain reaction of collisions that saw several drivers removed from the track on the hook, including Nick Masi who went into the night tied for first place with Gillian Hils.

McKay held the lead on the restart but Hils stayed on the bottom to race her way to the first position with Tristan Da Silva in the middle. Hils was in a battle holding the middle with Da Silva on the top and Dave Crumbie coming up on the inside. A quick yellow flag slowed the pack and showed Hils, Da Silva, Crumbie, Matt Nuell, Andy Ryckman and Mike Sarantakos in the top 3 rows. Da Silva held the lead over Hils and Crumbie but a hard charging Sarantakos found a line on the top of the track and quickly found himself in the third position. With two laps to go, Sarantakos continued to gain momentum and found himself in a three-wide battle with Da Silva and Hils as they raced into the final lap. In an exciting race into turn four, Sarantakos and Da Silva ran wheel to wheel with Sarantakos taking his first ever win by 0.09 seconds in his “Purple People Eater” No.6x with Da Silva, Hils, Mark Bazuin and James Martin rounding out the top-five.

Earlier in the night, Paul Longboat, Dave Crumbie, Gillian Hils and Matt Nuell picked up heat race wins while Kyle Wert and Jonathan Ayrton collected checkered flags in a pair of B-Mains to qualify into the 28-car Feature.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Cory Turner and Mikey Kruchka started the night with heat race wins for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars. Kruchka earned the Ackland Insurance ‘Top Gun’ as the night’s top qualifier after earning the most passing points in heat race competition. Jim Huppunen and Kruchka were set to start on the front row and bring the field to green, but rain came just prior to the start of the Feature and washed out the remainder of the night. The race will be made up at a later date.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, August 3 as Bradshaw Brothers presents Emergency Services Night featuring the Late Model Open. The night will see the top Late Model drivers from around Ontario and western New York converge on Ohsweken for the only Late Model event of the season. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars will have the week off to allow teams to attend the Knoxville 360 Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa. The other three weekly divisions will be in action, including the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
July 27, 2018
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Pinty’s Delicious Foods Hot Rod Night
Total Entries – 117
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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (20 Entries)

A-Feature Line-Up (Postponed Due To Rain – Date TBA)
14h Jim Huppunen (1)
0 Mikey Kruchka (2)
17x Mack DeMan (3)
47x Dylan Westbrook (4)
80 Chris Steele (5)
91 Ryan Turner (6)
22 Shawn Sliter (7)
97 Cory Turner (8)
9 Steve Lyons (9)
38 Tyler Hendricks (10)
21 John Burbridge Jr. (11)
5c Conor Mahoney (12)
11 Jamie Turner (13)
55 Mike Thorne (14)
15 Dan Nanticoke (15)
43 Scott Sherk (16)
0c Cole MacDonald (17)
21J John Burbridge Sr. (18)
6 Curtis Gartly (19)
90 Travis Cunningham (20)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (1); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, ON (4); 3. 17x Mack DeMan – Mississauga, ON (3); 4. 14h Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, ON (8); 5. 21 John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams, ON (5); 6. 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON (9); 7. 43 Scott Sherk – Port Colborne, ON (2); 8. 5c Conor Mahoney – Waterdown, ON(10); 9. 0c Cole MacDonald – Waterdown, ON (6); 10. 90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby, ON (7)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 0 Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, ON (4); 2. 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (3); 3. 80 Chris Steele – St. Catharines, ON (5); 4. 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON (8); 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks – Pain Court, ON (6); 6. 55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON (1); 7. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (7); 8. 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (9); 9. DNF 21J John Burbridge Sr. – St. Williams, ON (10); 10. DNF 6 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford, ON (2)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Mikey Kruchka
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Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (28 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter (3); 2. 87x Shone Evans (11); 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (2); 4. 5d Jacob Dykstra (4); 5. 56 Dereck Lemyre (10); 6. 7 Caleb Wood (6); 7. 52 Jesse Costa (14); 8. 9c Brian Nanticoke (13); 9. 4 Hannah Ferrell (1); 10. 70 Baily Heard (18); 11. 12 Brad Herron (5); 12. 08 Steven Beckett (20); 13. 1eh Paul Klager (19); 14. 49L Lucas Smith (16); 15. 74 Rob Neely (23); 16. mk8 Matt Hill (9); 17. 38 Derek Miller (24); 18. 6m Eric McGlone (22); 19. 49h Jerry Hill (21); 20. 51 Trevor Young (17); 21. 3b Blaine Barrow (15); 22. 5 DJ Chrsite (12); 23. 69 Josh Hill (8); 24. 29 Liam Martin (7)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Hannah Ferrell 2; Aaron Turkey 1, 3-12; Jacob Dykstra 13; Holly Porter 14-20
Hard Charger – Baily Heard +8 (18th to 10th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:05.316)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, ON (1); 2. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, ON (4); 3. 8mk Matt Hill – Ohsweken, ON (2); 4. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, ON (8); 5. 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, ON (3); 6. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, ON (5); 7. 49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, ON (7); 8. 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, ON (10); 9. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, ON (6); 10. 9 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, ON (9)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:04.853)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 7 Caleb Wood – London ,ON (1); 2. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, ON (6); 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, ON (2); 4. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (4); 5. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, ON (7); 6. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, ON (3); 7. 1eh Paul Klager - Beamsville, ON (8); 8. 6m Eric McGlone – Union, ON (9); 9. 24 Jeff Newham – Windsor, ON (5)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:03.513)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter – Delhi, ON (4); 2. 69 Josh Hill – Six Nations, ON (2); 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, ON (6); 4. 52 Jesse Costa – St. Thomas, ON (3); 5. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, ON (7); 6. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, ON (9); 7. 38 Derek Miller – Ohsweken, ON (5); 8. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharine’s, ON (1); 9. DNS 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, ON (8)

B-Feature (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer –No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1eh Paul Klager (1); 2. 08 Steven Beckett (2); 3. 49h Jerry Hill (3); 4. 6m Eric McGlone (4); 5. 74 Rob Neely (7); 6. 38 Derek Miller (5); 7. 9 Paul Ballantyne (9); 8. 24 Jeff Newham (8); 9. DNF 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (6); 10. DNF 88h Josh Hansen (10)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Holly Porter
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Jake Helsel Scores First Career ISCS Win At Willamette

By Ben Deatherage

 Lebanon, Oregon- The Interstate Sprint Car Series would make their first appearance of 2018 to Willamette Speedway on Friday, July 27th. Nineteen cars would fill the pit area at the historic 1/3-mile clay oval from the states of Oregon and Washington. It marked the fourth overall race of the campaign for the ISCS tour.

In the main event Allison Journey showed the way early. The young lady, from Lincoln City, would have to be sharp on her restart game as four stoppages occurred, including three red flags, within the first three laps. Each and every time she managed to retain the coveted first place position.

A lead change would be witnessed on lap eight with Jake Helsel getting underneath Journey for the top spot. Helsel, out of Monroe, Washington, would cruise out in front with only thing slowing him down being three additional stoppages. The Snohomish County star completed the remaining balance of the feature as the leader to win his first career ISCS victory and becoming the fourth different winner in as many races with the series.

Allison Journey was a respectable second while Cottage Grove’s Kinzer Cox was third. Brett McGhie, of Arlington, Washington, placed fourth over fifth finishing Tanner Holmes, from Jacksonville. Earlier in the evening fast timers in group qualifying were Cottage Grove veteran Hedge Carter, McKenzie Bridge teenager A.J. Harbaugh, and Jake Helsel. Picking up wins in heat race competition were Brett McGhie, Roseburg’s Jake Waddell, and Allison Journey.

The ISCS Sprint Series heads to Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, July 28th to complete their doubleheader weekend. Front Gates open at 4:00 PM with Racing starting at 6:00. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

ISCS would like to thank their series sponsors/marketing partners BC Motorsports, Highline Performance, NWSprintCarHistory.com, Champion Racing Oil, and Hoosier Racing Tires. For the latest news and updates regarding the Interstate Sprint Car Series be sure and visit their Facebook page.

Race Results: Interstate Sprint Car Series Race #4 Friday, July 27th, 2018 Willamette Speedway Lebanon, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 44-Jake Helsel, ; 2. 4J-Allison Journey, ; 3. 1K-Kinzer Cox, ; 4. 66-Brett McGhie, ; 5. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 6. 26F-Shane Forte, ; 7. 1-Bailey Hibbard, ; 8. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh, ; 9. 25S-Camden Robustelli, ; 10. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 11. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 12. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; 13. 3H-David Hibbard, ; 14. 71-Hedge Carter, ; 15. 87-Kyler Barraza, ; 16. 3B-Ian Bandey, ; 17. 12-Steven Snawder, ; (DNS) 10K-Don Waddell, ; (DNS) 5C-Brody Cooper,

Heat 1: 1. 66-Brett McGhie, ; 2. 87-Kyler Barraza, ; 3. 1-Bailey Hibbard, ; 4. 3H-David Hibbard, ; 5. 71-Hedge Carter, ; 6. 18T-Tanner Holmes,

Heat 2: 1. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 2. 26F-Shane Forte, ; 3. 25S-Camden Robustelli, ; 4. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh, ; 5. 3B-Ian Bandey, ; 6. 5C-Brody Cooper,

Heat 3: 1. 4J-Allison Journey, ; 2. 44-Jake Helsel, ; 3. 1K-Kinzer Cox, ; 4. 12-Steven Snawder, ; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 6. 7-Tyler Thompson

 

GALE RUTH JR COMES OUT ON TOP OF AN EXCITING DUEL WITH CHAD RUHLMAN TO WIN THE 1ST EVER SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CAR EVENT AT THUNDER MOUNTAIN
July 27, 2018
(By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Knox Dale, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Cars powered by Pace Performance made their first ever appearance on Friday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway located south of Brookville, Pa. It was race #14 of the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship schedule that features 27 events at 10 different speedways in the inaugural season.

Gale Ruth, Jr. had picked up two wins this season at Lernerville Speedway back in June, but neither had come on nights Chad Ruhlman was in competition. In fact, Ruhlman had been defeated only once this season by Arnie Kent at Tri-City on June 17 as he had won eight of his nine starts in his rookie Sprint Car campaign. On Friday night, Ruth came out on top of a tremendous side-by-side duel with Ruhlman over much of the 20-lap feature. In fact, the 40-year-old Pleasantville, Pa. driver would have to pass Ruhlman back on lap 11 to pick up the $500 victory at a track where Ruth won his first career "410" Sprint Car race at back in 2008!

Ruth used the top to power into the lead past pole-sitter Tyler Powell, who ran a strong second in his heat race to Ruth after leading early. Ruhlman meanwhile started fourth and was able to pass Zach Morrow and Powell on the opening lap for second. Following a caution for a spin by Dave Hawkins, Morrow regained the third spot getting by Powell. Ruhlman caught Ruth and the two raced side-by-side for the lead with Ruth having the momentum off the top to continue to lead. Ruth and Ruhlman had pulled away until a caution for a spin by Scott Hawkins with seven laps completed.

Back under green flag conditions, Ruth and Ruhlman renewed their battle. It looked like Ruhlman was about to take the lead on lap nine, but Ruth still maintained the advantage; however, Ruhlman completed the slide job in turn two to lead lap 10. Ruth though wasn't about to go away as he would end up making the winning move with a slide job of his own in turn four on lap 11. That would turn out to be the winning move and for the first time this season someone passed Ruhlman for the lead.

Another spin by Dave Hawkins would slow action for the final time and set up a six-lap dash to the finish. Ruth would change his line moving to the middle of the track as he'd pull away from Ruhlman in the closing laps to win by 1.982 seconds in the Culver Motorsports-owned, Wilson Hardwoods/F5 Designs/Adams Family-sponsored #1C. Ruth was able to extend his lead in the $5,000 to-win Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship.

Ruhlman has yet to finish worse than second in 10 starts. Morrow put a big slider on Joe McEwen in turn four on lap 16 and brought Shawn Smith along with him as they finished third and fourth respectively. It was a great run for Smith, who recorded his best finish of the season after starting eighth. McEwen dropped to fifth for his fourth top five of the season. Heats were won by Ruhlman and Ruth.

Phil Thornton and Jim Kurpakus made their first ever RUSH Sprint Car starts. Thornton came home ninth, while Kurpakus was 11th as they became the 17th and 18th different cars to hit the track in the inaugural season. Several other cars are expected to be out soon. The next event will be on Sunday, August 5 in the second and final appearance to Old Bradford (PA) Speedway for a $600 to-win, $150 to-start Bonnell's Rod Shop special.

Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #14(20 laps, $500 to-win):1. GALE RUTH, JR. (Culver 1c) 2. Chad Ruhlman (87R) 3. Zach Morrow (27) 4. Shawn Smith (36) 5. Joe McEwen (Mahoney/Eckart 9J) 6. Tyler Powell (35) 7. Scott Hawkins (37) 8. Steve Cousins (56) 9. Phil Thornton (35) 10. Dave Hawkins (27) 11. Jim Kurpakus (72) 12. Brandon Hawkins (27H)-DNS.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

Santos Finally Pockets First MSR Sprint Victory

OREGON, Wis. – After four years of blood, sweat, tears, heartache and close calls, Bobby Santos III finally picked up his first-career Must See Racing Sprint Car Series victory on Friday night at Madison Int’l Speedway.

Santos and car owner Dick Fieler, who joined forces at the start of the 2015 season, had done everything but with a Must See Racing feature. During America’s Winged Tailgate Party at the semi-banked, half-mile oval, everything finally came together for the former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion.

The Franklin, Mass., native was the fast qualifier for the night at 15.037 seconds, but rolled a six on the inversion die and lined up for the initial start on the outside of the third row.

However, after polesitter Charlie Schultz spun during warm-ups for the feature and then fourth-starting Jacob Wilson smacked the wall when outside pole-man Johnny Petrozelle III spun the tires coming to the green flag, Santos ended up on the outside of the second row when the 30-lap feature finally kicked off.

Anthony McCune jumped into the lead when the green flag waved, having inherited the top starting spot after Schultz’s spin, and quickly engaged into a torrid tug-of-war battle for the lead with his uncle, three-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune.

Though Jimmy McCune won the series’ inaugural visit to Rockford in 2016 and appeared to have the better car at times, Anthony McCune held every advance from his uncle at bay, maintaining the lead as Santos started to close in on both of them.

Santos wrestled second away from Jimmy McCune on lap 11, then made his move for the lead three circuits later, when Anthony McCune got hung up trying to lap the slower car of Adam Biltz.

Rolling the extreme bottom groove of the speedway, Santos charged to the inside of the younger McCune, seized control of the race and never looked back.

Not even a green-white checkered restart, set up after Petrozelle spun in turn two with two laps left, could keep Santos out of victory lane.

He timed his jump perfectly when the green flag waved for the last time, pulling Jimmy McCune by five car lengths and ultimately crossing the finish line nearly two seconds in front when the twin checkers were displayed over the field.

“This feels really good,” said Santos in victory lane. “I’ve had a major learning curve in these things, but we’ve gotten better with each race we’ve run. I have to thank Dick (Fieler) and my team for the job they’ve done and the effort they’ve put in. We’ve spent a lot of time chasing these guys (the McCunes). They’ve been the class of the field and as far as I’m concerned they’re the guys to beat each night.

“To finally win one against them feels really special, but now we’ve got to back it up (in the future).”

For Fieler, Friday night’s win marked his first Must See Racing victory since Troy DeCaire swept the season finale at Berlin Raceway on Aug. 23, 2014.

“It’s hard to win in this series and this is a win I know we’ll cherish as a group for a long time,” noted Fieler. “We’ve struggled to learn how to run American Racer tires, but I think maybe we’ve finally got something figured out because that was a stellar race tonight. Bobby did a great job and this exactly the kind of result we hope for each night. I couldn’t be happier.”

McCune came home as the runner-up to extend his series points lead, but admitted after the race that motor issues kept him from mounting a charge on the final restart.

“I didn’t really try there on that last green flag,” admitted McCune. “I was fighting some gremlins with the car and it was running really hot. The water temperature was fluctuating around 20 degrees … even before the race started, so I knew something wasn’t right. When he (Santos) got by, I just got by Anthony and then cruised … because I didn’t want to blow a hose off or hurt the motor.”

Anthony McCune completed the podium, followed by Petrozelle, who was the last car on the lead lap in fourth and made his first appearance in the No. 81 for veteran car owner Mike Blake on Friday night.

Jerry Caryer finished fifth ahead of Schultz, Tom Jewell and Biltz. Eight cars were running at the finish.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series concludes its Western Swing on Saturday night at Illinois’ Rockford Speedway. Brian Gerster won last year’s Must See Racing stop at the historic quarter-mile.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Madison Int’l Speedway; July 27, 2018

1-800-RADIATOR A-Feature (30 laps): 1. #22a – Bobby Santos III [6]; 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune [5]; 3. #8 – Anthony McCune [3]; 4. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle III [2]; 5. #75c – Jerry Caryer [8]; 6. #9 – Charlie Schultz [1]; 7. #7 – Tom Jewell [7]; 8. #8a – Adam Biltz [9]; 9. #72s – Joe Speakman [10]]; 10. #26 – Jeff Bloom [11]; 11. #07w – Jacob Wilson [4]; 12. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker [12].

Hamilton Trucking Time Trials (best of two laps): 1. #22a – Bobby Santos III, 15.037; 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 15.099; 3. #07 – Jacob Wilson, 15.266; 4. #8 – Anthony McCune, 15.399; 5. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle III, 15.614; 6. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 15.616; 7. #7 – Tom Jewell, 15.706; 8. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 16.010; 9. #8a – Adam Biltz, 16.093; 10. #72s – Joe Speakman, 16.159; 11. #26b – Jeff Bloom, 16.596; 12. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker, 20.112.

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat Race #1 (8 laps): 1. Adam Biltz, 2. Jerry Caryer, 3. Joe Speakman, 4. Tom Jewell, 5. Jeff Bloom (DNS) 6. Anthony Linkenhoker (DNS).

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat Race #2 (8 laps): 1. Jacob Wilson, 2. Anthony McCune, 3. Bobby Santos III, 4. Jimmy McCune, 5. Charlie Schultz, 6. Johnny Petrozelle III.

 

 

Taylor Velasquez Tops Lewis Automotive Group Driver Appreciation Night at DCRP with Clay Sellard, Mike Roach, Dusty Witthuhn and Lyle Russell also in Victory Lane

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 27, 2018) – Taylor Velasquez became the first repeat Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car winner of the season by topping Friday night’s 20-lap feature event at Dodge City Raceway Park’s Lewis Automotive Group Driver Appreciation Night.

While the two-time and defending track champ denied a late charge from Steven Richardson, Clay Sellard picked off his third consecutive IMCA Modified feature win as he denied Brendon Gemmill’s “Back-to-the Front Challenge” that came up two spots short in third, Mike Roach ruled the IMCA Sport Modifieds, Dusty Witthuhn took IMCA Stock Car honors and Lyle Russell captured his first career feature win in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature.

In the 20-lap DCRP Sprint Car feature, Turpin, Oklahoma’s Taylor Velasquez gunned into the lead at the outset and led throughout to post his second win of the year.

“With this wind, it was really tricky at both ends,” Velasquez said in victory lane. “We were tight to begin with, but you just have to adjust.”

After Velasquez outgunned fellow front row starter Cody Lampe at the drop of the green, Ray Seemann quickly took over second until J.D. Johnson battled past by the fifth round. With Velasquez setting the pace, Steven Richardson made his way to third by the midway point and battled past Johnson for second by the 13th lap.

Working the top side of the track, Richardson closed in for a while before Velasquez stabilized the lead at ten car-lengths with two laps to go. But a Velasquez bobble in turns one and two gave Richardson one last run. Richardson closed to Velasquez’ tailtank going into turn three but couldn’t quite stick the top exit of turn four, allowing Velasquez to take the checkered flag by a pair of car-lengths.

Velasquez and Richardson were chased to the stripe by Johnson with Seemann and Jordan Knight rounding out the top five. Zach Blurton was sixth with Kris Moore, Lampe, Jeremy Huish and Tyler Knight completing the top ten.

In the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature, Bucklin’s Clay Sellard raced into the lead on the eighth round en route to his third consecutive triumph atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

But, as Sellard raced to another win, all eyes were on Brendon Gemmill throughout the race as a win from the 20th position for the No. g3 entry would have resulted in a lucky fan winning a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu courtesy of the Lewis Automotive Group “Back-to-Front Challenge”.

While Sellard raced past William Nusser for the point on the eighth circuit, Gemmill was working forward from ten rows deep and had cracked the top ten by the eighth round.

Gemmill continued to methodically work his way forward in the non-stop affair, finally making his way into third by the 16th lap. But with Nick Lank and nearly a straightaway separating Gemmill from race leader Sellard, nine more caution-free laps proved to be too much to overcome.

Sellard beat Link to the line with Gemmill settling for show honors. Trenton Gunn crossed the stripe fourth with Jesse Richter rounding out the top five.

In the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature, Woodward, Oklahoma’s Mike Roach burst into the lead on the second round and dominated throughout for his first DCRP score of the year.

While Roach was in his own zip code out front, the battle in his wake was frantic with Brandon Kenney ultimately emerging from the multi-car scrum on the white flag lap to secure runner-up honors. Reigning track champ Jeff Kaup climbed to third with Brian May and Mike Appel rounding out the top five.

In the 12-lap IMCA Stock Car main event, Dusty Witthuhn snared the lead on the second round and led the rest of the way for his first DCRP score since July of 2015.

Witthuhn raced to the stripe with Ondre Rexford and Gregg Schell joining him on the podium.

The 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stocks came down to the final lap with Hays’ Lyle Russell scoring his first career feature win just ahead of Duane Wahrman and Reagan Sellard.

Russell took command on the second round and kept Wahrman at bay until the 11th round. As Wahrman raced into the lead, Sellard joined in on the lead battle with Wahrman and Russell taking the white flag in side-by-side fashion.

Russell edged ahead in the final pair of corners to take the win ahead of Wahrman by half a car-length with Sellard another half car-length back in third. Matt O’Hair and Brooke Russell rounded out the top five.

Action resumes at Dodge City Raceway Park with on Saturday night, August 18, with the Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event that also includes IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Lewis Automotive Group Driver Appreciation Night

July 27, 2018 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 2J-Zach Blurton, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 72-Ray Seemann, 6. 33-Koby Walters, 7. 49-Kris Moore, 8. 97-Brian Herbert, 9. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 1x-Cody Lampe, 3. 7-Shane Sundquist, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 49x-Luke Cranston, 6. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 7. 8J-Brandy Jones, 8. 18-Brandon Sprott.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 0-Steven Richardson, 3. 98-J.D. Johnson, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 2J-Zach Blurton, 7. 49-Kris Moore, 8. 1x-Cody Lampe, 9. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 10. 11k-Tyler Knight, 11. 7-Shane Sundquist, 12. 49x-Luke Cranston, 13. 33-Koby Walters, 14. 97-Brian Herbert, 15. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 16. 18-Brandon Sprott, 17. 8J-Brandy Jones.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. A2-Randy Wilson, 2. 01-Jesse Smith, 3. 1n-Nick Link, 4. 85c-Clay Sellard, 5. 28-John Burrow, Jr., 6. 16-Kevin Gray, 7. 05-Rick Taylor, 8. 3h-Ryan Heger.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 57-Joel Lane, 2. 7-Trenton Gunn, 3. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 4. 22-Anthony Valim, 5. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 6. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 7. 25-Kale Beavers, 8. 06-Chad Taylor.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 22T-Trent Gray, 2. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 3. 721-Troy Gemmill, 4. 7n-William Nusser, 5. 8r-Jesse Richter, 6. 26-Tom Beavers, 7. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 8. 12-Kevin Tabor.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. 1n-Nick Link, 3. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 4. 7-Trenton Gunn, 5. 8r-Jesse Richter, 6. 01-Jesse Smith, 7. 16-Kevin Gray, 8. 22T-Trent Gray, 9. 22-Anthony Valim, 10. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 11. 28-John Burrow, Jr., 12. 57-Joel Lane, 13. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 14. 25-Kale Beavers, 15. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 16. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 17. 7n-William Nusser, 18. 26-Tom Beavers, 19. 12-Kevin Tabor, 20. 721-Troy Gemmill, 21. A2-Randy Wilson, 22. 06-Chad Taylor. DNS: 05-Rick Taylor, 3h-Ryan Heger.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 81-Troy Bynum, 2. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 3. 4-Freddy McCoy, 4. 65-Kohl Ricke, 5. 83-Matthew Shenberger, 6. 10-Alex Wiens, 7. 7-Jarett Lunow, 8. 44-Mike Lunow.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 56m-Mike Appel, 3. 21-Joey Maupin, 4. 37-Bart Baker, 5. 11h-Denver Howard, 6. 33s-Slade Roach, 7. 19-Terry Collins, 8. 3s-Adam Stenzel.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 33r-Mike Roach, 2. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 3. 8-Brian May, 4. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 5. 18-Kyle Wiens, 6. 12d-Brad Johnson, 7. 2-John Newton, 8. 42c-Courtney McCartney.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 33r-Mike Roach, 2. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 8-Brian May, 5. 56m-Mike Appel, 6. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 7. 10-Alex Wiens, 8. 42c-Courtney McCartney, 9. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 10. 83-Matthew Shenberger, 11. 33s-Slade Roach, 12. 18-Kyle Wiens, 13. 21-Joey Maupin, 14. 44-Mike Lunow, 15. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 16. 2-John Newton, 17. 7-Jarett Lunow, 18. 65-Kohl Ricke, 19. 4-Freddy McCoy, 20. 12d-Brad Johnson, 21. 19-Terry Collins, 22. 37-Bart Baker, 23. 81-Troy Bynum (DQ). DNS: 11h-Denver Howard.

 

 

Smith Shows Strong at Bob’s Burger & Brew Summer Nationals Night 1

7/27/18

Alger, WA - Cam Smith picked a good night to secure his first 360 Sprint Car win at Skagit Speedway, taking the victory on night one of the 2018 Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals. Joining Cam in victory lane were Nick Evans and Kyle Hanson.

Smith started on row one with pole sitter Chase Goetz, and it was Goetz taking the early advantage despite heavy early pressure from Smith. A lap seven restart set Cam up for his later success, as he worked the low side of Goetz getting into turn one, pulling even with the leader down the back straight. Goetz powered off the high side to hold the lead, but it was short lived as Smith used a slidejob in the first and second turns of lap eight, then closed the door on Goetz entering turn three in what would be the race winning move. Smith rolled toward traffic, but a lap 16 caution would give the Mill Creek, WA driver clean air for the final nine circuits and a comfortable margin of victory as the checkered flag fell. Garen Linder ran second, with Buddy Kofoid third and Jason Solwold fourth, securing the four lock in spots to tomorrow nights redraw. Logan Forler set quick time. Heat race winners were Marc Dupperon, Greg Hamilton, Eric Fisher, Austen Wheatley and Jake Wheeler. Wheatley was the Triple X Hard Charger, moving forward seven spots in the A Main.

The Northwest Focus Midget Series ran as one of the two support divisions on the evening. Nick Evans made a gigantic move the inside of turn three on race leader Jayme Barnes to take the top spot on lap eight to take the lead. The veteran driver then made all the right moves as he led comfortably for the rest of the race to score his first win in over a year. Hannah Lindquist took the runner up position with Barnes rounding out the podium. Todd Hartmann, Barnes, Jesse Conway and Tristin Thomas won the heat races.

After twelve years away from racing while serving in the armed forces, Kyle Hanson raced to victory lane at Skagit Speedway in the Outlaw Tuners. Hanson passed Cliff Ballenger on lap six and held off a hard charging Jon Gunderson to grab the win. Gunderson and Cliff Ballenger were the top three. Gunderson and Vance Hibbard won the heats.

Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Fast Time - Logan Forler 11.615 Heat 1 - Marc Dupperon, Chris Schmelzle, Logan Forler, JJ Hickle, Reece Goetz, Bailey Sucich, Chris Ochs, Devin Barnes Heat 2 - Greg Hamilton, Buddy Kofoid, Garen Linder, Robbie Price, Luke Didiuk, Brian Boswell, Bill Rude, Ashleigh Johnson Heat 3 - Eric Fisher, Jared Peterson, Trevor Cook, Justin Youngquist, Bud Ashe, Jason Reed, Steve James, Ryan Cully Heat 4 - Austen Wheatley, Cam Smith, Chase Goetz, Kyle Miller, Chance Crum, Cale Brooke, Michael Bollinger Heat 5 - Jake Wheeler, Colton Heath, Jason Solwold, Devin Borden, Cory Swatzina, Michael Hodel, Steve Reeves B Main 1 - JJ Hickle, Youngquist, Crum, Miller, Didiuk, Swatzina, Bollinger, Rude, Ochs, Barnes, Reed, Cully B Main 2 - Robbie Price, R Goetz, Sucich, Reeves, Brooke, Borden, Ashe, James, Johnson, Boswell, Hodel A Main - Cam Smith, Linder, Kofoid, Solwold, Schmelzle, Fisher, Heath, Peterson, Wheatley, Hickle, Forler, Wheeler, R Goetz, Crum, Hamilton, Price, Youngquist, Borden, Sucich, C Goetz, Cook, Dupperon Lap Leaders - C Goetz 1-7 Smith 8-25 Triple X Hard Charger - Wheatley +7

Northwest Focus Midget Series Heat 1 - Todd Hartmann, Katie Jackson, Hannah Lindquist, Sawyer Lind, AJ Fugitt, Chris Bullock, Dana Geary Heat 2 - Jayme Barnes, Nick Evans, Shane Smith, Riley Vaillant, Brian Hayes, Glenn Bittrolf, Hailey Bower Heat 3 - Jesse Conway, Alden Ostrom, Breanna Brostrom, Ashley Thompson, Brian Aune, Randy Hodel, Anthony Lopresto Heat 4 - Tristin Thomas, Ross Rankine, Chris Greene, Ray Stebbins, Renee Angel, Brenden White, Matt Loving B Main - Matt Loving, Aune, Angel, Bullock, Stebbins, Hodel, Hayes, Bower, Lopresto, White, Geary, Bittrolf A Main - Nick Evans, Lindquist, Barnes, Rankine, Smith, Thomas, Loving, Conway, Ostrom, Jackson, Vaillant, Thompson, Greene, Aune, Lind, Fugitt, Brostrom, Bullock, Hartmann, Angel Lap Leaders - Barnes 1-7 Evans 8-26

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 - Vance Hibbard, Cliff Ballenger, Ryan Ellis, Brandon Jansen, Clint Meins, Matt Shaw, Jack Desrosier, Curtis Ellis Heat 2 - Jon Gunderson, Kyle Hanson, Brian Michelson, JC Lemay, Matt Ploeg, TJ Campbell, Max Sanford, Rob Dozark, Cody Bunting Main - Kyle Hanson, Gunderson, Ballenger, Michelson, Shaw, Sanford, Jansen, Dozark, Ploeg, Campbell, Bunting, Hibbard, R Ellis, Meins, Lemay, Desrosier Lap Leaders - Ballenger 1-5 Hanson 6-17

 

 

Kerry Madsen Captures All Star Triumph at Jackson Motorplex; Ballenger Also Victorious During Tony Stewart Night presented by ABDO, Eick & Meyers

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 27, 2018) - Kerry Madsen defended the home turf on Friday night when he earned his eighth career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 feature victory during only the third-ever visit by the series to Jackson Motorplex.

Madsen pilots the Muddy sponsored Big Game Motorsports sprint car owned by Tod Quiring, who also owns the recently reconfigured 4/10-mile oval. However, there wasn't much of an advantage for Madsen, who entered the night with only one top five in four starts at Jackson Motorplex this season.

That didn't faze Madsen, who bested 45 other competitors during qualifying to open Tony Stewart Night presented by ABDO, Eick & Meyers. Brian Brown, Sammy Swindell, Carson Macedo, Paul McMahan and Terry McCarl each won a heat race before Chad Kemenah and Josh Baughman each claimed a dash. Cale Conley came out on top of the C Main and Tony Stewart was victorious in the B Main, setting the stage for the 26-car, 35-lap A Main that paid $10,000 to win.

Madsen, who started fourth, was a man on a mission as he took the lead just before the midpoint of the race and pulled away to his first All Star triumph since February 2017.

Aaron Reutzel advanced from eighth to second place with Kemenah third, Dave Blaney fourth and Macedo, who is the All Star points leader, rounding out the top five.

The Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids was also in action on Friday evening at Jackson Motorplex, where Dusty Ballenger captured his second triumph of the season after starting the 20-lap A Main on the inside of the fourth row.

Jacob Hughes garnered a runner-up result with championship points leader Kaleb Johnson maneuvering from eighth to third place. Doug Lovegrove powered from 11th to fourth and Jeremy Schultz finished fifth.

Jesse Lindberg, Hughes and Brady Forbrook each picked up a heat race win and Monty Ferriera scored the B Main victory.

Jackson Motorplex will be dormant for the next two weeks before resuming competition on Aug. 17 when the action features the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series by GRP Motorsports 360ci winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (July 27, 2018) -

ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS

A Feature (35 Laps): 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen (4); 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel (8); 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah (1); 4. 70-Dave Blaney (3); 5. 3G-Carson Macedo (9); 6. 59-Sammy Swindell (10); 7. 13-Paul McMahan (7); 8. 83-Cory Eliason (5); 9. 17B-Josh Baughman (2); 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller (13); 11. 24-Terry McCarl (11); 12. 21-Brian Brown (6); 13. 26-Joey Saldana (18); 14. 24R-Rico Abreu (16); 15. 11-Ryan Smith (26); 16. 35V-Jamie Veal (23); 17. 14-Tony Stewart (21); 18. 09-Matt Juhl (17); 19. 55-Brooke Tatnell (14); 20. 2KS-Austin McCarl (22); 21. 29-Willie Croft (15); 22. 3-Jac Haudenschild (25); 23. (DNF) 41S-Dominic Scelzi (19); 24. (DNF) 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg (24); 25. (DNF) 3P-Sawyer Phillips (12); 26. (DNF) 35W-Skylar Prochaska (20).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 14-Tony Stewart (1); 2. 2KS-Austin McCarl (3); 3. 35V-Jamie Veal (7); 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg (5); 5. 99-Skylar Gee (4); 6. 3K-Tim Kaeding (6); 7. 5H-Sammy Walsh (2); 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild (8); 9. 11-Ryan Smith (14); 10. 7K-Cale Conley (16); 11. 19L-R.J. Johnson (9); 12. 16-Travis Whitney (12); 13. 05-Colin Smith (15); 14. 4X-Eric Schulz (10); 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler (17); (DNS) 23W-Scott Winters; (DNS) 7X-Carson McCarl,.

C Feature (10 Laps): 1. 7K-Cale Conley (1); 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler (2); 3. 35-Tyler Esh (6); 4. 98-Carl Bowser (3); 5. 97-Alan Gilbertson (5); 6. 7-John Carney II (9); 7. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (4); 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle (8); (DNS) 1AJ-Trevor Mell; (DNS) 20-Brant O'Banion.

Dash 1 (4 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah (1); 2. 70-Dave Blaney (3); 3. 83-Cory Eliason (2); 4. 13-Paul McMahan (4); 5. 3G-Carson Macedo (6); 6. 24-Terry McCarl (5).

Dash 2 (4 Laps): 1. 17B-Josh Baughman (1); 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen (2); 3. 21-Brian Brown (3); 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel (6); 5. 59-Sammy Swindell (4); 6. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (5).

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown (1); 2. 83-Cory Eliason (2); 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller (5); 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen (4); 5. 5H-Sammy Walsh (6); 6. 14-Tony Stewart (3); 7. 23W-Scott Winters (7); 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler (8); 9. 97-Alan Gilbertson (9); 10. 7-John Carney II (10).

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 59-Sammy Swindell (1); 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah (3); 3. 17B-Josh Baughman (4); 4. 26-Joey Saldana (2); 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl (5); 6. 4X-Eric Schulz (7); 7. 7X-Carson McCarl (6); (DNS) 1AJ-Trevor Mell.

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 3G-Carson Macedo (2); 2. 70-Dave Blaney (1); 3. 55-Brooke Tatnell (3); 4. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 5. 99-Skylar Gee (6); 6. 35V-Jamie Veal (8); 7. 16-Travis Whitney (5); 8. 7K-Cale Conley (7); 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle (9).

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 13-Paul McMahan (4); 2. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (2); 3. 24R-Rico Abreu (6); 4. 35W-Skylar Prochaska (1); 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg (3); 6. 19L-R.J. Johnson (5); 7. 05-Colin Smith (9); 8. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson (8); 9. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (7); (DNS) 3-Jac Haudenschild.

Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl (1); 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel (4); 3. 29-Willie Croft (2); 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (3); 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding (5); 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild (6); 7. 11-Ryan Smith (8); 8. 98-Carl Bowser (9); 9. 35-Tyler Esh (7).

Qualifying (Combined): 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 00:12.580; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 00:12.601; 3. 83-Cory Eliason, 00:12.639; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 00:12.663; 5. 17B-Josh Baughman, 00:12.701; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 00:12.804; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 00:12.821; 8. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:12.856; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 00:12.886; 10. 5H-Sammy Walsh, 00:12.951; 11. 26-Joey Saldana, 00:12.955; 12. 13-Paul McMahan, 00:13.041; 13. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 00:13.063; 14. 59-Sammy Swindell, 00:13.064; 15. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 00:13.070; 16. 3G-Carson Macedo, 00:13.081; 17. 23W-Scott Winters, 00:13.115; 18. 70-Dave Blaney, 00:13.138; 19. 16-Travis Whitney, 00:13.167; 20. 99-Skylar Gee, 00:13.184; 21. 7K-Cale Conley, 00:13.195; 22. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 00:13.233; 23. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 00:13.246; 24. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 00:13.269; 25. 7X-Carson McCarl, 00:13.275; 26. 29-Willie Croft, 00:13.294; 27. 24-Terry McCarl, 00:13.316; 28. 35V-Jamie Veal, 00:13.327; 29. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 00:13.341; 30. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 00:13.342; 31. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 00:13.345; 32. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 00:13.349; 33. 35-Tyler Esh, 00:13.387; 34. 11-Ryan Smith, 00:13.457; 35. 35W-Skylar Prochaska, 00:13.464; 36. 19L-R.J. Johnson, 00:13.509; 37. 24R-Rico Abreu, 00:13.526; 38. 7-John Carney II, 00:13.559; 39. 98-Carl Bowser, 00:13.698; 40. 20-Brant O'Banion, 00:13.716; 41. 4X-Eric Schulz, 00:13.848; 42. 14K-Victoria (Tori) Knutson, 00:14.135; 43. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 00:18.302; 44. 39-Spencer Bayston, 00:18.996.

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (7); 2. 8-Jacob Hughes (5); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson (8); 4. 1-Doug Lovegrove (11); 5. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (3); 6. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (2); 7. 84-Casey Fredrichsen (12); 8. 1S-Ryan Voss (1); 9. 5-Brady Forbrook (9); 10. 05X-Brandon Allen (4); 11. 75-Brandon Geldner (10); 12. 7X-Shane Fick (15); 13. 10-Trevor Serbus (13); 14. 23-Brandon Bosma (14); 15. 45-Monty Ferriera (16); 16. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (6); 17. 77-Taylor Ryan (17); 18. 33-Trevor Smith (20); 19. 7D-Dave Becker (19); 20. 8K-Micah Slendy (18).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 45-Monty Ferriera (1); 2. 77-Taylor Ryan (9); 3. 8K-Micah Slendy (5); 4. 7D-Dave Becker (2); 5. 33-Trevor Smith (4); 6. 47-Lincoln Drewis (7); 7. 7-Johnny Sullivan (8); 8. 17-Lee Goos Jr (6); 9. 11-Dalyn Cody (12); 10. 3Z-Matt Ziebarth (10); 11. (DNF) 05-Colin Smith (3); (DNS) 29K-Jerry Kramer.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (2); 2. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 3. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (5); 4. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (3); 5. 10-Trevor Serbus (7); 6. 45-Monty Ferriera (8); 7. 33-Trevor Smith (4); 8. 47-Lincoln Drewis (1); 9. (DNF) 29K-Jerry Kramer (9).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Jacob Hughes (4); 2. 75-Brandon Geldner (8); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson (6); 4. 84-Casey Fredrichsen (9); 5. 23-Brandon Bosma (5); 6. 7D-Dave Becker (7); 7. 8K-Micah Slendy (2); 8. 7-Johnny Sullivan (3); 9. (DNF) 11-Dalyn Cody (1).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Brady Forbrook (5); 2. 1S-Ryan Voss (1); 3. 05X-Brandon Allen (2); 4. 1-Doug Lovegrove (7); 5. 7X-Shane Fick (4); 6. 05-Colin Smith (3); 7. 17-Lee Goos Jr (6); 8. 77-Taylor Ryan (9); 9. 3Z-Matt Ziebarth (8).

UP NEXT -

Aug. 17 featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series by GRP Motorsports 360ci winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Philo holds off Andrews for FAST 410 win at Attica; Miller takes late model victory; Weaver earns FAST 305 win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 28, 2018 Contact: Brian Liskai liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - Travis Philo held off Chris Andrews for his first 410 sprint win of the season at Attica Raceway Park Friday, July 27 on Columbus Equipment/Gordon Lumber/True Alpha Wealth Management/Morgan Stanley Night. Matt Miller lost the late model feature lead on lap 10, but utilized the bottom groove to retake the top spot with 10 laps to go and drove to his first win of 2018 at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speed plant. Paul Weaver survived a late race caution to record his third 305 sprint win of the year at Attica.

Philo, from Waterville, Ohio, led all 30 laps of the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprint A-main. But his night began on a sour note as the team had to change an engine after qualifying. At one point in the feature he had built nearly a six second lead but lapped traffic saw that advantage quickly disappear and a caution with 12 laps to go put defending Attica track champion Chris Andrews right on his rear bumper. The duo raced nose to tail and with five laps to go as they once again raced into lapped traffic, Andrews dove under Philo several times. Philo utilized the extreme high line cushion to maintain the lead and drove to his third career win at Attica on an All Pro Aluminum Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics point night.

"We've been so close over the years....it's been awhile since we've been here. We ended up blowing a motor in qualifying - this won't pay for that but it's still nice to win. I have to thank my guys. They busted ass and got us back out there for the heat race and luckily we drew the pole. It was tough go get through the lapped cars. The track was kind of narrow in three and four...the top was really moved down. There wasn't much room to get around them. I knew I chewed up any lead that I had when I caught them and couldn't get around them. Luckily we had some cautions there and broke it up. I was hoping we wouldn't catch lapped traffic again after that last restart. I knew Chris was coming...we race each other pretty hard," said Philo beside his Control Design Solutions/Banshee Graphics/Tire Slick/Interior Supply/Advanced Industrial Services/Bohmer Rentals/Kistler Engines/Slade Shocks/Kistler Racing Products backed machine.

"I want to thank all my sponsors, my dad...without him I wouldn't be here; we've been racing for 10 years now. I want to thank Red, Keith Kramer and all the guys that help me. I want to thank my mom and my grand parents...my grandpa is our parts runner and engine taker and he does a lot for us," added Philo in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Whitehouse, Ohio's Matt Miller led the first 9 laps of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model A-main but Ryan Markham used the cushion to power into the top spot on lap 11. Miller, the 2005 Eldora Dream winner, didn't panic and kept his Rick DeLong Racing machine glued to the extreme low groove and drove back into the lead on lap 15 as the leaders entered heavy lapped traffic. Miller sliced through the traffic like a surgeon and pulled away for his seventh career Attica win.

"I had a feeling Ryan was coming. He knows his way around this place pretty well and that cushion still had a lot of meat. When you get out front like that and don't pass anyone you have no idea. When I saw him out there I was trying to be smooth but I knew I had to get my ass in gear. We had a really good car. We got a new car this year...a new design. It's been hit and miss and we made changes and you hope they are good. Tonight we started a little tight but I corrected myself and started driving a little better. I want to thank Rick DeLong...he puts everything he has into this deal. I want to thank my wife and kid for all their support," said Miller of his Dominator Racing/Sunoco Fuels backed #3.

Fremont, Ohio's Paul Weaver, Attica's defending track champion, has battled some health issues the past couple of weeks but was able to put it all behind him and led all 25 laps of the Fremont Fence 305 A-main for his fifth overall win of 2018. His third win of the year at Attica runs his career total to 46, the division's all-time win leader. The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro defending champion garnered value points to move back into the series' top 10 in points.

"I'm not a hundred percent tonight but putting me on the front row certainly helped. I was having fun until I saw the 26 (Jamie Miller) behind me and then I figured I had to run like I stole his shoes," Weaver beside his Weaver Performance/Hampshire Racing Engines/M&L Excavating/Miller Rigging/Seagate Sandblasting/backed machine.

Philo and Jess Stiger brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint A-main but D.J. Foos spun to avoid other cars who were sideways, necessitating another start. When the green flew so did Philo, rocketing into a commanding lead as Stiger had to fend off Mitch Harble, Jordan Ryan and Andrews. Ricky Peterson stopped with two laps scored and once again when the green returned Philo blasted to a commanding lead. Ryan moved into second a lap later with Andrews taking third on lap five. Philo's lead was nearly five seconds as he prepared to enter lapped traffic that were racing side by side.

By lap 11 traffic had cut Philo's lead to a little under two seconds as Andrews took second and quickly closed with Ryan, FAST point leader Craig Mintz and eight time track champion Byron Reed in tow. With 12 laps to go T.J. Michael spun, putting Andrews right on Philo's rear bumper. Philo executed a fantastic restart and was able to drive away from Andrews who had to old off Mintz. The car on the move was 11th starter Tyler Gunn who had worked his way into fourth with nine laps to go. As the laps ticked off Andrews started to take big bites out of Philo's lead and with five circuits to go dove to Philo's inside. Philo kept up his momentum on the high side and was able to hold off every charge by Andrews.

Every lap Andrews raced to Philo's inside and every lap Philo maintained the lead. When the checkers flew Phil won by by less than a second over Andrews, Mintz, Gunn and Reed. With his fifth place finish Reed to the division point lead by just one marker with just two point races left in the season.

In the 25-lap late model feature Miller and Dan Wallace brought the field to green with Miller hugging the bottom groove to retain the advance as Wallace had his hands full with Markham and Steve Kester. Kester drove into second on lap three just before the caution flew for one of the infield tire berriers being pushed into the racing groove.

A multi-car incident with six laps to go kept the field close as Miller led Kester, Markham Wallace, Ryan Missler, Matt Irey and Devin Shiels. Markham took to the cushion and blasted into second on lap eight and took the lead two laps later. Miller didn't panic and kept hitting his marks perfectly on the bottom and regained the top spot on lap 15 as the leaders raced into very heavy lapped traffic.

Miller steadily pulled away but Markham regained his rhythm and closed to within a car length. Miller never made a mistake the last three laps and took the win over Markham, Kester, Irey and Missler. Markham took the division point lead by eight markers over defending track champion Shiels.

Weaver and Jason Keckler brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint A-main with Weaver taking the lead over Kyle Capodice, Keckler, Seth Schneider and Miller. Dustin Rall flipped after a lapped was complete, ending his night. On the ensuing restart Weaver drove away from Capodice, Keckler, Schneider, Dustin Stroup and Miller. Keckler would later be penalized two positions for hitting the restart cone when the caution flew on lap five for a Shane Call spin.

When the green flew again Weaver pulled away as Capodice had his hands full with Schneider and Miller. Miller took second on lap 10 and started to close on Weaver. Stroup stopped with 13 laps to go with a flat tire. When the green reappeared Weaver was able to hold off Miller with Capodice and Schneider battling hard for third while Keckler, John Ivy and Brandon Moore waged a war for fifth. Miller had one more opportunity to get by Weaver when the caution came out for Luke Griffith with six circuits remaining. Weaver blasted to the cushion on the restart and drove to the win over Miller, Schneider, Ivy and Capodice.

With the win Weaver maintains a 23 point lead over Capodice and 25 point advantage over Moore in the chase for the track championship.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, Aug. 17 on UBS Financial Services/Central Ohio Farmers/Smith Family Foods Night with the FAST 410 and 305 sprints and UMP Late Models.

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

About Gordon Lumber Company – www.gordonlumber.com

The year was 1868. The country was putting itself back together after the Civil War when a man named Washington Gordon came to the young village of Oak Harbor, Ohio to start a business. What began as a single saw mill on the banks of the Portage River has grown into a trusted home improvement resource throughout Northwest Ohio. You'll find Gordon Lumber home improvement stores in Fremont, Port Clinton, Bellevue, Bowling Green, Genoa, and Huron. And our Component Plant is in Findlay. At each of these locations, we provide higher quality lumber and building materials, along with old-fashioned customer service you won’t always find with our competitors.

About True Alpha Wealth Management - www.truealphawm.com

True Alpha Wealth Management strives to understand what matters most to you so together we can create a financial plan that is unique to you, your family and your business. We can help with sustaining your lifestyle, advice on and the management of generational wealth strategies, purchasing a dream home, funding for college or philanthropic intentions. True Alpha offers thoughtful guidance that will help you navigate fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. True Alpha offers retirement plan consulting that provides innovative advice and guidance to properly structure your company's retirement plans. True Alpha takes pride on our accessibility to plan participants so they have world-class advice on saving for their retirement and maximizing their company's benefits. True Alpha Wealth Management is located in Sandusky, Ohio.

About Columbus Equipment Company – www.columbusequipment.com

Columbus Equipment Company began in 1952 when Willis “Bill” Early purchased Carroll & Edwards, a heavy construction equipment company and renamed it Columbus Equipment Company. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Equipment is still owned by Early’s family and by former and current employees. Columbus Equipment has expanded into 10 locations including in Perrysburg and continues to be committed to being the best with equipment, product support, customer service and overall experience when it comes to purchasing heavy equipment.

About Morgan Stanley – www.morganstanley.com

Morgan Stanley is a financial services corporation that, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, advises, and originates, trades, manages and distributes capital for governments, institutions and individuals. The company operates in three business segments: Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management. There are Morgan Stanley offices in Toledo, Canton, Columbus, Cleveland, Akron and Perrysburg.

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, July 27, 2018

Starting position - [*] - 410 Sprints - Callie's Performance Products

Qualifying 1.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.688; 2.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.786; 3.09-Craig Mintz, 12.803; 4.5R-Byron Reed, 12.818; 5.1-Nate Dussel, 12.843; 6.5T-Travis Philo, 12.862; 7.23-DJ Foos, 12.866; 8.16-Chris Andrews, 12.874; 9.19-Mitch Harble, 12.887; 10.4-Cap Henry, 12.899; 11.97-Broc Martin, 12.901; 12.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.982; 13.27B-Boston Mead, 13.020; 14.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.032; 15.71-Ayrton Olson, 13.046; 16.8M-TJ Michael, 13.050; 17.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.065; 18.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.088; 19.17-Caleb Helms, 13.128; 20.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.189; 21.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.235; 22.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.251; 23.5-Jordan Harble, 13.364; 24.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.402; 25.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.409; 26.23B-Chase Baker, 13.493; 27.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.542; 28.41-Thomas Schinderle, 13.652; 29.21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.668; 30.96AU-Bruce White, 13.800;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 2. 71-Ayrton Olson[4] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 4. 5-Jordan Harble[1] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5] ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle[8]

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

1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[5]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 19-Mitch Harble[1] ; 3. 97-Broc Martin[6] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 4-Cap Henry[5] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 9-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 4. 27B-Boston Mead[3] ; 5. 21N-Frankie Nervo[7] ; 6. 23B-Chase Baker[6] ; 7. 17-Caleb Helms[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 5. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[10] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[14] ; 8. 17-Caleb Helms[12] ; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo[4] ; 10. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 11. 2L-Landon LaLonde[9] ; 12. 41-Thomas Schinderle[13] ; 13. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 14. 23B-Chase Baker[8]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[7] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 7. 9-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 8. 1-Nate Dussel[12] ; 9. 97-Broc Martin[13] ; 10. 23-DJ Foos[16] ; 11. 3J-Trey Jacobs[10] ; 12. 8M-TJ Michael[19] ; 13. 2-Ricky Peterson[18] ; 14. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 15. 27B-Boston Mead[14] ; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[20] ; 17. 19-Mitch Harble[3] ; 18. 71-Ayrton Olson[8] ; 19. 5-Jordan Harble[15] ; 20. 22M-Dan McCarron[17]

Hard Charger: 68G-Tyler Gunn +7

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 5. 83-Shane Call[9] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[4] ; 7. Z10-Kevin Mingus[2] ; 8. 11XE-George Englert[7] ; 9. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 88N-Frank Neill[3] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 5. 4T-James Taddeo[6] ; 6. 28-Tad Peck[4] ; 7. 61-Chuck May[9] ; 8. 90-Tommy Nichols[1] ; 9. 09-Justin Adams[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 3. 21-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[7] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 8. 25R-Matt Russell[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 2. Z10-Kevin Mingus[4] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 5. 11XE-George Englert[7] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[11] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[2] ; 8. 25R-Matt Russell[9] ; 9. 90-Tommy Nichols[8] ; 10. 61-Chuck May[5] ; 11. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[8] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[9] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 8. 4*-Tyler Street[11] ; 9. 19R-Steve Rando[10] ; 10. 97-Kyle Peters[16] ; 11. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 12. Z10-Kevin Mingus[17] ; 13. 4T-James Taddeo[14] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[18] ; 15. 11XE-George Englert[20] ; 16. 83-Shane Call[13] ; 17. 21-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 18. 47-Matt Lucius[19] ; 19. 88N-Frank Neill[12] ; 20. 9R-Dustin Rall[15]

Hard Charger: 26-Jamie Miller +6

Late Models - Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 36-Matt Irey[2] ; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[5] ; 3. 77-Steve Kester[7] ; 4. 30-Nate Potts[1] ; 5. 69W-Jeff Warnick[3] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 3-Matt Miller[5] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 3. 50Y-Ryan Missler[7] ; 4. X3-Dan Wallace[3] ; 5. 43-Mitch Caskey[6] ; 6. 42*-Bob Mayer[2] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 28-Kent Brewer[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 3. 88-Andrew Reaume[5] ; 4. 38-Jake Hooker[7] ; 5. 98-Tim Sabo[4] ; 6. 39-Brandon Moore[3] ; 7. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[1]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 3-Matt Miller[1] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[4] ; 3. 77-Steve Kester[3] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 5. 50Y-Ryan Missler[6] ; 6. 15B-Mike Bores[9] ; 7. 51-Devin Shiels[12] ; 8. X3-Dan Wallace[2] ; 9. 28-Kent Brewer[10] ; 10. 38-Jake Hooker[7] ; 11. 69W-Jeff Warnick[13] ; 12. 30-Nate Potts[11] ; 13. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[21] ; 14. 42*-Bob Mayer[17] ; 15. 69R-Doug Baird[19] ; 16. 17X-Dustin Keegan[16] ; 17. 43-Mitch Caskey[14] ; 18. 39-Brandon Moore[18] ; 19. 16-Steve Sabo[20] ; 20. 98-Tim Sabo[15] ; 21. 88-Andrew Reaume[8]

Hard Charger: 69M-John Mayes Jr. +8.

 

 

Dippman wins 17th Annual Keysor Memorial, Horstman bags K&L Clash Cash, O'Connor wins UMP Modified A Main at Limaland

July 27, 2018 Lima Ohio

by Gerry Keysor

Beautiful weather greeted the fans and teams at Limaland Motorsports Park as K&L Ready Mix presented the K&L REady Mix Clash, and the Keysor family presented the 17th Annual Keysor Memorial. No. 74D Craig Dippman from Oregon Ohio picked up his first Keysor Memorial win in the Bud Thunderstocks, while No. 17 Jared Horstman continued his winning ways in the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader feature, and No. 34X Shane O'Connor made his return to victory lane in K&N Filters UMP Modified action.

Kicking off the night were the Bud Thunderstocks in their 15 lap A Main honoring the memory of Bill and Bobby Keysor. No. 88 Tod Sturgeon and No. 87 Andy Welch led the field to green with Sturgeon spinning to the infield on the initial start, On the complete restart, Dippman used his now inside row 1 starting position to grab the race lead with No. 463 Daniel Sanchez, Welch and No. 22T Tony Anderson in tow. No. M1 Jeff Matheny made his way to 2nd by lap 5 and tried high and low on multiple restarts to try to make it past Dippman, but the Oregon Ohio Native proved to be the class of the field, picking up the $1000 payday and etching his name in the list of Keysor Memorial winners. Matheny would finish 2nd with Anderson 3rd, Welch 4th and Sanchez finished 5th. Heat Races were won by Matheny, Anderson, and Sanchez.

Next up were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds in their 20 lap A Main. No. 16 Jeff Koz and No. 34X Shane O'Connor would bring the field to green. The first caution would wave for UNOH Racer Brendan Rassel in the UNOH No. 1, as he would spin in turn 1, with the No. 80 of Cole Sink hammering the turn 1 wall trying to avoid Rassel. On the restart, O' Connor would head to the point and lead until lap 12 as No. 3W Dylan Woodling would throw a slide job in turns 3 and 4 to grab the top spot. Woodling appeared to be set to grab the win, until his machine shut down exiting turn 4 on the final lap, giving the win to O'Connor, Woodling would coast across the line to finish 2nd, No. 95J Jerry Bowersock would finish 3rd with No. 65 Todd Sherman 4th, and Tony Anderson completing the top 5. Heat race wins went to O'Connor, Koz, and Bowersock.

Completing the nights racing were the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders in their 25 lap K&L Ready Mix Clash A Main. No. 28H Hud Horton and No. 17 Jared Horstman would pace the field to the green flag, with Horton grabbing the early lead. Horstman would hound Horton until making his move on the high side on lap 16 and take the lead for good. No 5M Mad Max Stambaugh would use a lapped car on the final lap to make his way past Horton to grab 2nd, Horton would finish 3rd with No 49 Shawn Dancer finishing 4th and No. 2 Kyle Sauder completing the top 5. Heat races were won by No. 23 Devon Dobie, Stambaugh and Dancer.

Limaland Motorsports Park is back in action next Friday night August 3rd as Alexander and Bebout present the 21st Annual Limaland Season Point Championships. The K&N Filter UMP Modifieds and Bud Thunderstock will compete in their final points event of 2018, and the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Series will make their 3rd and final visit to Limaland for 2018. Pit gates open at 4:30PM, Grandstand gates open at 5PM, Hot laps at 6:30PM and Racing at 7:30PM. General admission for ages 16 and older $12, ages 11-15 are $6, and kids 10 and under get in FREE. Pit Passes for all ages are $25. Get all the detail on this and all events at Limaland Motorsports Park by visiting www.limaland.com or by checking us out on Facebook

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/27/2018 K&L Ready Mix Clash/17 Annual Keysor Memorial

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer) 1. M1-Jeff Matheny; 2. 74D-Craig Dippman; 3. 89-Keith Shockency; 4. 1-Mason Bevard; 5. 2-Brian Mohawk; 6. 97D-Taylor Dippman

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 87-Andy Welch; 3. OO-Nick Ronnebaum; 4. J2-Rob Trent; 5. 26-Justin Long; 6. 15-Jordan Conover

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer) 1. 463-Daniel Sanchez; 2. 88-Tod Sturgeon; 3. 27-Frank Paladino; 4. 11-Dawson Barker; 5. 82-Chris Douglas; 6. O1-Bethany Moler

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 74D-Craig Dippman[3]; 2. M1-Jeff Matheny[6]; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson[5]; 4. 87-Andy Welch[2]; 5. 463-Daniel Sanchez[4]; 6. 89-Keith Shockency[7]; 7. OO-Nick Ronnebaum[8]; 8. 26-Justin Long[14]; 9. J2-Rob Trent[11]; 10. 1-Mason Bevard[10]; 11. 11-Dawson Barker[12]; 12. 82-Chris Douglas[15]; 13. 2-Brian Mohawk[13]; 14. 88-Tod Sturgeon[1]; 15. 97D-Taylor Dippman[16]; 16. 27-Frank Paladino[9]; 17. O1-Bethany Moler[18]

K&N Filters UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer) 1. 34X-Shane O'Connor; 2. 65-Todd Sherman; 3. 1-Brenden Rassel; 4. 36-Brandon Vaughan; 5. 27-Frank Paladino; 6. 80-Cole Sink

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer) 1. 16-Jeff Koz; 2. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 3. ZERO-Brent Hole; 4. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth; 5. 118-Gunnar Lucius; 6. 92-Kyle Shaffer

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer) 1. 95J-Jerry Bowersock; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 18-Ryan Sutter; 4. 9C-Troy Cattarene; 5. 71-Will Norris; 6. 4G-Bill Griffith

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 34X-Shane O'Connor[2]; 2. 3W-Dylan Woodling[5]; 3. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[3]; 4. 65-Todd Sherman[4]; 5. 22T-Tony Anderson[6]; 6. 18-Ryan Sutter[9]; 7. ZERO-Brent Hole[8]; 8. 36-Brandon Vaughan[10]; 9. 9C-Troy Cattarene[12]; 10. 27-Frank Paladino[13]; 11. 1-Brenden Rassel[7]; 12. 4G-Bill Griffith[18]; 13. 71-Will Norris[15]; 14. 118-Gunnar Lucius[14]; 15. 92-Kyle Shaffer[17]; 16. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[11]; 17. 16-Jeff Koz[1]; 18. 80-Cole Sink[16]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Qualifying - 1. 28-Phil Gressman, 11.72; 2. 17-Jared Horstman, 11.79; 3. 28H-Hud Horton, 11.99; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan, 12.03; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder, 12.03; 6. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 12.06; 7. 10-Mitch Brown, 12.07; 8. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 12.13; 9. 34-Luke Hall, 12.13; 10. 23-Devon Dobie, 12.13; 11. 22D-Aaron Ronnolte, 12.18; 12. 49-Shawn Dancer, 12.22; 13. 2F-Matt Foos, 12.23; 14. 5W-Jeff Williams, 12.28; 15. 11O-Jake Brown, 12.32; 16. 24-Kobe Allison, 12.33; 17. 15-Brandon Ferguson, 12.35; 18. 37-Noah Dunlap, 12.55; 19. 14-Luke Daugherty, 12.96; 20. 51T-John Taylor, 12.97

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 23-Devon Dobie; 2. 28-Phil Gressman; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 4. 10-Mitch Brown; 5. 24-Kobe Allison; 6. 2F-Matt Foos; 7. 14-Luke Daugherty

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 5M-Max Stambaugh; 2. 17-Jared Horstman; 3. 2-Kyle Sauder; 4. 5W-Jeff Williams; 5. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 6. 22D-Aaron Ronnolte; 7. 51T-John Taylor

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer; 2. 28H-Hud Horton; 3. 11O-Jake Brown; 4. 35R-Ronnie Blair; 5. 37-Noah Dunlap; 6. 34-Luke Hall

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 17-Jared Horstman[2]; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh[3]; 3. 28H-Hud Horton[1]; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer[6]; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder[8]; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams[11]; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair[12]; 8. 11O-Jake Brown[9]; 9. 34-Luke Hall[18]; 10. 24-Kobe Allison[13]; 11. 23-Devon Dobie[5]; 12. 2F-Matt Foos[16]; 13. 37-Noah Dunlap[15]; 14. 28-Phil Gressman[4]; 15. 10-Mitch Brown[10]; 16. 22D-Aaron Ronnolte[17]; 17. 14-Luke Daugherty[19]; 18. 51T-John Taylor[20]; 19. 15-Brandon Ferguson[14]; 20. 22H-Randy Hannagan[7]

 

 

Outlaw Summer Nationals Night No. 1 Quick Results

Twin 15 No. 1: 1) 90- MATT TANNER 2) 10c-Jeff Cook 3) 87-Jason Barney 4) 00-Danny Varin 5) 56-Billy VanInwegen 6) Jonathan Preston 7) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr 8) 91-Scott Holcomb 9) 99k-Dan Kuhn 10) 29k-Dalton Herrick 11) 67-Pete Richardson 12) 14g-Coleman Gullick

Twin 15 No. 2: 1) 45-CHUCK HEBING 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 28fm-Steve Poirier 4) 10LC-Kelly Hebing 5) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 6) 14b-Brett Wright 7) 88c-Chad Miller 8) 121-Steve Glover 9) 13-Kieth Granholm 10) 19K-Paul Kinney 11) 9x-Kyle Moffit

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash No.1: 1) 90-Matt Tanner 2) 00-Danny Varin 3) 87-Jason Barney 4) 10-Jeff Cook 5) 14-Coleman Gullick 6) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr

Bonnells Rod Shop Dash No.2: 1) 28fm-Steve Poirier 2) 45-Chuck Hebing 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 10LC-Kelly Hebing 5) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles

Heat 1: 1) 00-Danny Varin 2) 10C-Kelly Hebing 3) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr 4) 56-Bill VanInwegen 5) 19k-Paul Kinney 6) 121-Steve Glover 7) 9x-Kyle Moffitt 8) 121-Steve Glover

Heat 2: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 28FM-Steve Poirier 3) 14-Coleman Gullick 4) 88c-Chad Miller 5) 13-Kieth Granholm 6) 22-Jonathan Preston 7) 29-Dalton Herrick 8) 67-Pete Richardson

Heat 3: 1) 87-Jason Barney 2) 10c-Jeff Cook 3) 90-Matt Tanner 4) 79-Jordan Thomas 5) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 6) 14B-Brett Wright 7) 99k-Dan Kuhn

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Repeats for $2,000 in Dubuque with Sprint Invaders!

(Bill W) Dubuque, IA, July 24, 2018 – Dominic Scelzi won for the second year in a row at the Dubuque Speedway with the Sprint Invaders Tuesday night. The Dubuque County Fair event paid the driver of the Scelzi Enterprises #41s. The Fresno, California native called the high-banked 1/3-mile oval the “perfect track”, and he again showed he had the right stuff to get to victory lane.

Bill Balog led early in the 30-lap main event from the pole, ahead of Sammy Walsh and Jarrod Schneiderman. Three-time series champion and Thursday Bloomfield Speedway winner, Jon Agan, and Rob Weuve, both row six starters were done one lap in the books, setting up a single-file restart.

Scelzi would grab third from Schneiderman using the bottom of the track on lap four. The leaders entered lapped traffic on lap ten, and a lap later, Walsh would spin behind the lapper of Harold Pohren. Balog led the field back to green, with Scelzi assuming second, ahead of Schneiderman, Tanner Gebhardt and 2016 Dubuque winner, Jamie Ball.

When Balog cruised through the middle of turns three and four on lap 13, Scelzi stuck his mount on the bottom and shot by to the lead. Meanwhile, Ryan Jamison entered the top five behind him. Cody Wehrle would spin at the halfway point, bringing another caution. Jamison would get under Schneiderman for fourth on lap 19, and Ball would follow him into fifth with ten to go.

The final caution came for a second Walsh spin with sixth laps to go. Balog abandoned the low side and searched the top of the high banks for speed. Scelzi was too fast on the bottom, however, and won over Balog, Gebhardt, hard-charger Jamison and Ball. Wehrle would recover for sixth, ahead of Brayden Gaylord, Schneiderman, Daniel Bergquist, and Pohren. The popular format with two sets of heats was used with the second set seeing a complete inversion by passing points. Scelzi, Wehrle, Schneiderman and Balog won heats, while Scelzi claimed the Shake-up Dash.

“The track was really racy early in the night, but the bottom just came in too well for the feature,” said Scelzi in Victory Lane. “But whenever you can get by a guy like Bill Balog, it’s awesome. He’s schooled me plenty of times. This #41s car has been rolling the last couple weeks. It’s always awesome to get a win. I think it was better to be in second there. I thought Sammy Walsh was going to pass him before me. He was really setting the car up well on the bottom. This place reminds me of heaven! It’s the perfect size and perfect shape! It built a curb on the wall, This place is awesome, and I hope they bring us back next year. We’ll be here.”

“(Scott Bonar) always has a fast car,” said the second place Balog. “Congratulations to Dominic. He was awesome there. I thought I had it figured out, but I guess I didn’t. I was really trying at the end (on the high side). I wanted to win this pretty bad. I have to thank Scott and this #50 team. This is really an awesome place.”

“We missed the Dash by one spot, and it would have been nice to start up front,” said Gebhardt. “Maybe that would have made a difference in the feature. It was a pretty good night for us. This year’s been a struggle trying to get the car right again. We finally went back to some stuff we did last year and it worked for us tonight. Most people don’t call me a ‘rim rider’, I’m more of a bottom feeder. It was cool to have a track that we could run to our strength. We were rolling pretty good down there.”

The Sprint Invaders head to the Dubuque Speedway and the Dubuque County Fair on Tuesday, July 24. For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Sprint Invaders www.sprintinvaders.com After a couple of years on hiatus, the Sprint Invaders will headline the grandstand show this coming Thursday, July 19th at Bloomfield Speedway, during the Davis County Fair.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 30 laps: 1. 41s, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (4) 2. 50, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (1) 3. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (7) 4. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (10) 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (6) 6. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (3) 7. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (8) 8. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2) 9. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (14) 10. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (13) 11. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (9) 12. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (5) 13. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (11) 14. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (12). Lap Leaders: Balog 1-12, Scelzi 13-30. KSE Hard-charger: Jamison.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Dominic Scelzi (1) 2. Sammy Walsh (2) 3. Justin Buchholz (4) 4. Ryan Jamison (6) 5. Harold Pohren (3) 6. Jarrod Schneiderman (5) 7. Rob Weuve (7)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Cody Wehrle (1) 2. Jamie Ball (2) 3. Tanner Gebhardt (6) 4. Brayden Gaylord (7) 5. Bill Balog (3) 6. Daniel Bergquist (5) 7. Jon Agan (4)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Jarrod Schneiderman (2) 2. Sammy Walsh (5) 3. Cody Wehrle (6) 4. Tanner Gebhardt (7) 5. Rob Weuve (1) 6. Justin Buchholz (4) 7. Harold Pohren (3)

Magruder Companies Heat four (started), 8 laps: 1. Bill Balog (2) 2. Jamie Ball (4) 3. Dominic Scelzi (6) 4. Jon Agan (7) 5. Brayden Gaylord (5) 6. Ryan Jamison (3) 7. Daniel Bergquist (1)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Dominic Scelzi (1) 2. Sammy Walsh (3) 3. Jamie Ball (4) 4. Bill Balog (5) 5. Jarrod Schneiderman (6) 6. Cody Wehrle (2)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Justin Buchholz

Saldana Racing Products – Jon Agan

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Daniel Bergquist

 

 

Tanner Thorson Makes Late Race Move To Net Howard Kaeding Classic and Score First Career Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA, )- 2018 has been a year of first time series winners and fantastic finishes with the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster and the theme remained true on Friday night as Tanner Thorson made a move around Kyle Hirst coming to the white flag to claim the 8th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic and score his first ever Civil War Series feature event win.

When the race came to life it was two-time and defending HK Classic winner Kyle Hirst leading the field to green. Jumping out to the early lead, Hirst looked very strong out front and was the early favorite to make it three in a row at the race honoring a living legend.

Following a lap two stoppage, the action would resume as Hirst continued to lead the way over Thorson, Brad Furr, DJ Netto, Brent Kaeding, and Michael Kofoid.

In just mere laps the leaders would reach the back of the field and find themselves in dense traffic. As Hirst was able to get through with no issues, the battle for second would pick up between Netto and Thorson until the race’s next stoppage came on the 18th circuit for Tim Kaeding.

During an extended green flag run, perennial Ocean Speedway favorite Justin Sanders was able to march forward from his 12th starting position as he found himself in fourth with just 12 laps remaining in the race.

The restart would be short lived as Bud Kaeding and Brad Furr would get collected on the 20th lap, and lap 21 would see Gary Nelson get upside down and climb away from his machine uninjured.

Back underway, Thorson would make a bid for the race lead, though Hirst would fend him off and continue to lead the way for two laps until the red was again needed on the 23rd circuit for former race winner, Brad Furr.

The final seven lap shootout would be something to talk about as Thorson was able to hang with Hirst as Hirst pushed hard while at the front of the field. Getting tight on the thick cushion that had built up around the speedway on consecutive laps, Hirst would leave the door open for Thorson to make something happen late.

Getting into traffic with two-laps to go, Thorson would hang with Hirst and drove around the leader in turns three and four as they came to the white flag. Out in front, Thorson would withstand one final attempt from Hirst as he would hang on to pick up the win over Kyle Hirst, Justin Sanders, Shane Golobic, Michael Kofoid, Tanner Carrick, DJ Netto, Koen Shaw, a resurgent Tim Kaeding, and Kyle Offill who rounded out the Top-10.

Kyle Hirst would get the night started by earning quick time honors before heat race wins went to Thorson, Brent Kaeding, Brad Furr and Kyle Offill. Kyle Hirst would win the Flowmaster Dash, and Jeremy Chisum won the semi over Tim Kaeding, Jason Chisum, Dustin Freitas, Vaughn Schott, and Gary Nelson; all who transferred into the feature event.

2018 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

8/25 Ocean Speedway- 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic

9/5 Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup Opener

9/15 Calistoga Speedway- Season Finale with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will go idle for a month before returning to Ocean Speedway on August 25th for the 58th Annual Johnny key Classic.

2018 WINNERS: Justin Sanders (March 24th Marysville Raceway), Bud Kaeding (April 21st Thunderbowl Raceway), Steven Kent (May 5th Thunderbowl Raceway), Justin Sanders (May 26th Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (May 27th Silver Dollar Speedway), Colby Copeland (June 23rd Calistoga Speedway), Tanner Thorson (July 20th Ocean Speedway).

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints. For more information on Flowmaster, please visit www.flowmastermufflers.com.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360ci Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2018, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 10 events at 5 different tracks around California.

 

 

Ruggles Sweeps CRSA At The Land of Legends

For Immediate Release July 22nd, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations - Toby LaGrange

Malta, NY  The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series headed west to the Land of Legends Raceway Saturday night for a double feature program. With sprinkles in the air, the final checkered flag waved over the wing of Darryl Ruggles in what would be a sweep of the night's winged warrior action.

Ruggles, who came into the evening as the CRSA/Land of Legends Challenge Series points leader by four points over fellow Land of Legends Raceway track regular Dan Bennett, battled series regular Thomas Radivoy in entertaining fashion for most of the 25-lap A-Main. In the end Ruggles brought home the popular hometown win over Radivoy, Alysha Baye, Jeff Trombley and Billy VanInwegen. The win was worth $1,000 for Ruggles.

Radivoy kicked off the nights activities with a win in the inaugural Maguire Family of Dealerships Dash for Cash. Radivoy crossed the line ahead of Trombley, VanInwegen, Baye, Ruggles and Brandyn Griffin.

The regular 20-Lap A-Main event would see Ruggles once again pass under the checkered flag first, picking up the win over David Ferguson, Jerry Sehn, Griffin and Bay. Heat races for the 22-car field were won by Dalton Herrick, Ruggles and Tyler Cartier.

Following rounds nine and ten of the 2018 season, Jeff Trombley remains the points leader over Thomas Radivoy. Ruggles retains the points leader in the CRSA/Land of Legends Challenge.

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment is scheduled to return to action Friday, August 3rd at the Afton Motorsports Park.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy's Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny's Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger's Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

Round #9 - Land of Legends Raceway - A-Main Results (Held Over - 6/23/18) (25 Laps): 1. 48jr.-Darryl Ruggles($1,000), 2. 1q-Thomas Radivoy, 3. 48a-Alysha Bay, 4. 3a-Jeff Trombley, 5. 56-Billy VanInwegen, 6. 75-Brandyn Griffin, 7. 29-Dalton Herrick, 8. 98t-Tyler Jashembowski, 9. 19em-Emily VanInwegen, 10. 410-Jerry Sehn Jr.,11. X-Dan Bennett, 12. 66-Erik Karlsen, 13. 26j-Johnny Kolosek, 14. 23-Tyler Cartier, 15. 42-Jesse Pruchnik, 16. 18c-Dan Craun, 17. 53-Tom Fletcher, 18. 38-Jason Whipple, 19. 4-Tim Smith, 20. m1-Justin Mills, 4t-Matt Tanner(DNS), 9-Josh Pieniazek(DNS).

Round #10 - Land of Legends Raceway - A-Main Results (20 laps): 1. 48jr.-Darryl Ruggles, 2. 45-David Ferguson, 3. 410-Jerry Sehn Jr., 4. 75-Brandyn Griffin, 5. 48a-Alysha Bay, 6. 42-Jesse Pruchnik, 7. 56-Billy VanInwegen, 8. 1q-Thomas Radivoy, 9. 3a-Jeff Trombley, 10. 23-Tyler Cartier, 11. 66-Erik Karlsen, 12. 18c-Dan Craun, 13. X-Dan Bennett, 14. 19em-Emily VanInwegen, 15. 26j-Johnny Kolosek, 16. 4-Tim Smith, 17. 38-Jason Whipple, 18. m1-Justin Mills, 19. 98t-Tyler Jashembowski, 20. 19j-Mike Jackson, 53-Tom Fletcher(DNS), 29-Dalton Herrick(DNS).

 

 

Auburn’s Andy Forsberg races to 56th career Placerville Speedway victory in a wild feature on Saturday
Jake Morgan, Ryan Peter and Thomas Jensen also claim entertaining wins

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 21, 2018…Five-time Thompson’s Auto Winged 360 Sprint Car champion Andy Forsberg made a power move off the second corner to grab the lead with seven laps remaining in the feature and went on take the checkered flag for his 56th career main event victory at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

Sharing victory lane during another exciting night of racing at the quarter-mile were Jake Morgan with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Ryan Peter with the Pure Stocks and Thomas Jensen with the Mini Trucks. The triumphs were career firsts at the Placerville Speedway for both Peter and Jensen, while it marked Morgan’s second ever win at the track.

When the green flag dropped in the 25-lap Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 main event it was 16-year-old Tanner Carrick jumping into the lead, but before a lap could be completed the caution waved. On the complete restart Rio Linda’s Cody Lamar battled Carrick for the top spot as the duo went wheel to wheel all the way around the speedway. Lamar led lap one but Carrick charged around him off the second corner. The first handful of laps featured some of the best racing you’ll ever see with Hollister’s Tony Gualda making it a three-car war.

Lamar was able to get back under Carrick on lap two and held command until Gualda executed a slider to grab the lead on the next lap in the first and second corners. Lamar made a perfect diamond move to slice back under to re-take the lead heading into turn three, but with the crowd rising to their feet Carrick surprised them both and slipped under to go from third to first off turn four. Shortly after Gualda assumed second and began to hound Carrick on lap six, before Lamar spun around to bring out a yellow with eight laps down.

When going back green the action remained intense up front with Carrick holding steady over Gualda, but once lapped traffic came into play things appeared to take a dramatic turn. As Carrick entered the slower cars, contact with one of them ensued and forced him over the edge in turn three, which saw Gualda shoot the gap to take over the lead. It was all for naught however, as the yellow lights waved for a stalled car off the fourth corner. On the restart Carrick continued to do a solid job running the thick Placerville Speedway cushion, but while rounding turn four on lap 17 he got into it just hard enough to send him sideways.

Unfortunately for the Lincoln driver he would spin to a stop and end his bid at a first Winged Sprint Car victory. The youngster has been extremely impressive in recent starts and is certainly one of the most improved drivers this season. Gualda inherited the lead but soon had to deal with a fast-moving Andy Forsberg, who rocketed into second on the restart and then came after the 18-year-old up front. “Mr. Excitement” ran his customary high-line and when Gualda went downstairs that’s all he needed to blast around the outside off turn two for the top-spot.

Gualda stayed right with Forsberg though and looked to have a chance as the laps wound down, but jumped the cushion on lap 23 and Forsberg went on to grab the Ron Stahl checkered flag for his all-time leading 56th Winged 360 victory at the track. The final lap also saw chaos as second running Shane Hopkins and Gualda made contact in the first and second corners. The collision left everyone behind trying to find their way around the melee. When all was said and done Placerville’s Jimmy Trulli crossed the stripe in second, with Wilton’s Matt Peterson in third, Cody Lamar rebounded to claim fourth and Placerville’s CJ Humphrey’s rounded out the top-five.

It was a tough break for Hopkin’s who was looking to bring home a career best finish. Despite the result he continues to show speed and improvement in his first full-time Winged Sprint Car season. The ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award to start the evening was set by Andy Forsberg at 10.882. A total of 17 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars were on hand during the night. Heat races were picked off by Jimmy Trulli and Tony Gualda.

The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour main event was all about Jake Morgan and Shawn Jones up front. Morgan captured the SantaMauro Racing Products Dash and took the lead at the waving of the green flag in the 25-lap contest. Jones went into the evening as the point leader and carved his way into second on lap four. After a few cautions the final 15 circuits went green to checkered and showcased some good competitive racing on the “Baddest bullring in California.”

Jones stayed within striking distance of Morgan every step of the way and took numerous looks to the inside, but each time the Fair Oaks driver kept him at bay. With a couple laps remaining Jones then stepped up his challenges and battled hard with Morgan. As the white flag waved the top duo were nose to tail and as they rounded the final set of corners Morgan went high, while Jones stayed patient down low. The two drag raced side by side to checkered flag with Morgan nipping him in a thrilling photo finish.

The $1200 triumph was the first of Morgan’s career with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and he became the seventh different winner in eight races this season. The top-five behind he and Jones was completed by Tim Sherman Jr., Nick Larson and Cody Spencer. The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour brought 24 competitors during the evening. Heat races were captured by Jake Morgan, Shawn Jones, Ron Laplant and Brett Youngman while the Quick Time Mortgage Fast Time Award was earned by Timmy Sherman Jr. at 12.309. The B-main went to Scott Martin.

Chase Grigsby took command at the waving of the green flag in the 20-lap Pure Stock feature and held command over the Jinkerson brothers, Dan and Kevin, who went side by side the first few laps. The first yellow of the race waved on lap eight and during the restart it became a fight for the lead as Ryan Peter found a nice groove upstairs. Grigsby and Peter exchanged the top spot multiple times in exiting fashion over a three-lap period.

Peter eventually assumed the point and led until another caution on lap 18. On the restart Grigsby spun around in turn two and was drilled by Jason Palmer. When the green flag waved again Peter checked out and raced off to collect his first career Placerville Speedway victory over Scott Grunert, Rick Grunert, Dan Jinkerson and Palmer. Ten Pure Stocks signed into the pit area for their 10th point race of the season with heat races going to Chase Grigsby and Dan Jinkerson.

John LittleJohn took the early lead in the Mini Truck A-main. With six circuits complete Thomas Jenson was all over LittleJohn and took command on lap seven. LittleJohn then spun around shortly after and Jensen went on to take the checkered flag. LittleJohn and Tom Stanwood finished second and third. The Mini Trucks saw 5 racers on hand for the event and the lone heat race went to John LittleJohn.

The Placerville Speedway will now close out the month of July with the final appearance of the season by the powerful King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series this coming Saturday. Also in action at the “Summer Nationals” on July 28 will be the BCRA Midget Lites and Vintage Hard Tops. Online tickets for the big show are available at https://www.universe.com/events/kws-narc-summer-nationals-tickets-placerville-L69CRZ

 

 

Chuck Hebing Snags Win No. Five at Brockville-Ontario Speedway

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(Brockville, ON) Not very often do Canadian race fans get the opportunity to see ‘The Cobra’ Chuck Hebing compete across the border, but Saturday night at Brockville, the current Patriot Sprint Tour point leader put on a show and picked up his fifth win of the 2018 season and career win No. 48.

Steven Hutchinson Jr and reigning PST-Canadian Series champ Dylan Westbrook would bring the stout 24 car field to the green as Westbrook took command in the opening lap. Hebing, who started third would immediately get himself into the second position and begin to track down Westbrook.

On lap three, Hebing would roll into corners of three and four wing to wing with Westbrook and would officially take the lead on the fourth lap.

Jason Barney was able to get by Hutchinson for third and he as well would battle for position with Westbrook.

The first caution came out on lap 13 as Cory Turner would fall off the pace in turns three and four. Turner would come to a stop again on lap 16 and his night was done. Hebing would still lead Westbrook, Barney, Hutchinson Jr and Poirier.

On the restart, Hebing would once again pull out to a convincing race lead but the battle for second would continue between Westbrook and Barney. Steve Poirier was able to get by Hutchinson for fourth on the restart and he would begin to gain ground on the top three.

Barney would get one last chance on lap 23 as the two raced into the corners side by side making little contact but Hebing would still have the slight advantage at the line.

Hebing would hold on for the win over Barney for his fifth win of the season. Steve Poirier was able to get by Dylan Westbrook at the line to steal third. Steven Hutchinson Jr had a season best fifth place finish.

Paulie Colagiovanni had to use a provisional after suffering front end damage during his heat. After starting 23rd, Colagiovanni finished 11th and took home the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night.’ Jamie Turner took home the Prestige Pool & Spa ‘Final Finisher’ award. Jordan Poirier pocketed an additional $100 after finishing 14th courtesy of Scorpion Security products.

Cornwall Motor Speedway has cancelled for tonight due to expected thunderstorms forecasted in the area. Fans are encouraged to visit patriotsprinttour.com, like us on Facebook, and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

Brockville Ontario Speedway- July 21, 2018

A Main: 1) CHUCK HEBING (5) 2) 87-Jason Barney 3) 28fm-Steve Poirier 4) 47x-Dylan Westbrook 5) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr 6) 82-Jared Zimbardi 7) 3g-Dale Gosselin 8) 55-Mark Smith 9) 79-Jordan Thomas 10) 47-Kyle Drum 11) 10c-Paulie Colagiovanni 12) 14-Brett Wright 13) 1-10-Jake Brown 14) 28-Jordan Poirier 15) 11j-Chris Jones 16) 36- Matt Billings 17) 80-Chris Steele 18) 16-Rick Wilson 19) 91-Ryan Turner 20) 10b-Mitch Brown 21) 38-Tyler Hendricks 22) 67r-Pete Richardson 23) 11-Jamie Turner 24) 97-Cory Turner

Heat 1: 1) 47x-Dylan Westbrook 2) 55-Mark Smith 3) 87-Jason Barney 4) 28fm-Steve Poirier 5) 11-Jamie Turner 6) 38-Tyler Hendricks 7) 76SD- Sean Durrand 8) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni

Heat 2: 1) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr 2) 36-Matt Billings 3) 45-Chuck Hebing 4) 97-Corey Turner 5) 91-Ryan Turner 6) 28-Jordan Poirier 7) 88-Alain Bergeron 8) 30-Scott Goodrich

Heat 3: 1) 82-Jared Zimbardi 2) 47-Kyle Drum 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 11-Jamie Turner 5) 14b-Brett Wright 6) 98-Paul Pekkonen 7) 15aw-Arpil Wilson 8) 61-Parker Evans

Heat 4: 1) 1-10-Jake Brown 2) 3G-Dale Gosselin 3) 16- Rick Wilson 4) 80-Chris Steele 5) 10b-Mitch Brown 6) 67-Pete Richardson 7) 121-Steve Glover

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash For Cash: 1) 55-Mark Smith 2) 47-Kyle Drum 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 36-Matt Billings 5) 11-Chris Jones 6) 16-Rick Wilson

B-Main (12 Laps): 1) 28-Jordan Poirier 2) 38-Tyler Hendricks 3) 88-Alain Bergeron 4) 98-Paul Pekkonen 5) 67-Pete Richardson 6) 30-Scott Goodrich 7) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni 8) 15AW-April Wilson 9) 76sd- Sean Durrand 10) 61-Parker Evans (DNS)

Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’: Paulie Colagiovanni

Prestige Pool & Spa ‘Final Finisher’: 11-Jamie Turner

Scorpion Security 14th Place: 28-Jordan Poirier

 

Scelzi, Lindberg and Kouba Capture Feature Wins at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 20, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi, Jesse Lindberg and Jake Kouba each scored their first feature victory of the season at Jackson Motorplex on Friday evening.

Scelzi swept the Full Tilt Performance presents the Barb Wieskus Memorial, winning a heat race, the dash and the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series by GRP Motorsports main event during an event that was co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Thomas Kennedy finished second by less than half a second with MSTS points leader Lee Grosz third. Cody Ledger placed fourth and Justin Henderson ended fifth.

An impressive field of 47 drivers tackled the $5,000-to-win event with Seth Brahmer, Henderson, Jack Dover and Kennedy joining Scelzi as heat race winners. Travis Rilat and Jason Martin each claimed a B Main.

Lindberg narrowly edged 10th-starting Brady Forbrook, who was victorious two nights ago at Jackson Motorplex, for the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids triumph. Brandon Allen, Colin Smith and points leader Kaleb Johnson rounded out the top five, respectively.

Lindberg, Allen and Ryan Voss each won a heat race.

Kouba maneuvered from his fourth starting position to garner the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc victory. Clinton Bruns finished in the runner-up position with Jeremy Kerzman third, Brandon Halverson fourth and points leader Alex Schriever fifth.

Schriever was victorious during the lone heat race.

Jackson Motorplex has two big events coming up next week. First, the 4/10-mile oval showcases Bank Midwest Night featuring the Ben Nothdurft Memorial for the Tri-State Late Model Series, IMCA modifieds, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks, IMCA sport mods and IMCA sport compacts on Wednesday.

The ABDO Fair Race featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc follows next Friday at Jackson Motorplex.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (July 20, 2018) -

360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (1); 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (2); 3. 4J-Lee Grosz (4); 4. 35L-Cody Ledger (3); 5. 64-Justin Henderson (8); 6. 81-Jack Dover (9); 7. 2-Derrik Lusk (12); 8. 6-Eric Lutz (11); 9. 13V-Seth Brahmer (5); 10. 33-James Broty (7); 11. 11X-Gregg Bakker (22); 12. 25-Dylan Peterson (23); 13. 14-Jody Rosenboom (19); 14. 35-Skylar Prochaska (24); 15. 09-Matt Juhl (13); 16. 5-Ryan Bowers (14); 17. 20-Brant O'Banion (15); 18. 18-Ryan Roberts (20); 19. 36-Jason Martin (18); 20. (DNF) 23W-Scott Winters (10); 21. (DNF) 4X-Eric Schulz (21); 22. (DNF) 1-Travis Rilat (17); 23. (DNF) 10J-Justin Jacobsma (16); 24. (DNF) 03-Shayle Bade (6).

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 1-Travis Rilat (1); 2. 14-Jody Rosenboom (2); 3. 4X-Eric Schulz (4); 4. 25-Dylan Peterson (7); 5. 17-Lee Goos Jr (8); 6. 2X-Bill Balog (15); 7. 2H-Bill Boles (3); 8. 50-Chase Viebrock (5); 9. 29-Lyle Howey III (9); 10. 75-Brandon Geldner (10); 11. 20X-A.J. Moeller (11); 12. 101-Chuck McGillivray (6); 13. 36X-Jason Tostenson (14); 14. (DNF) 77-Brandon Allen (12); (DNS) 17B-Ryan Bickett; (DNS) 2OP-Dylan Opdahl.

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 36-Jason Martin (1); 2. 18-Ryan Roberts (3); 3. 11X-Gregg Bakker (4); 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska (6); 5. 75B-Tommy Barber (2); 6. 77X-John Klabunde (9); 7. 42-Kevin Flowers (5); 8. 32-Trevor Serbus (7); 9. 5T-Mark Toews (8); 10. 41A-Andee Beierle (10); 11. (DNF) 7-Carson McCarl (14); (DNS) 20G-Chris Graf; (DNS) 48-Taylor Forbes; (DNS) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson; (DNS) Y4-Logan Domagala.

Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (2); 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (3); 3. 35L-Cody Ledger (4); 4. 4J-Lee Grosz (5); 5. 13V-Seth Brahmer (6); 6. 03-Shayle Bade (1).

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 13V-Seth Brahmer (2); 2. 33-James Broty (4); 3. 5-Ryan Bowers (3); 4. 36-Jason Martin (7); 5. 09-Matt Juhl (10); 6. 32-Trevor Serbus (6); 7. 29-Lyle Howey III (9); 8. 20X-A.J. Moeller (8); 9. (DNF) 2X-Bill Balog (1); (DNS) 17B-Ryan Bickett.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 64-Justin Henderson (1); 2. 35L-Cody Ledger (6); 3. 20-Brant O'Banion (3); 4. 2H-Bill Boles (4); 5. 75B-Tommy Barber (7); 6. 50-Chase Viebrock (8); 7. 75-Brandon Geldner (5); 8. 77X-John Klabunde (9); 9. (DNF) 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (10); 10. (DNF) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (2).

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover (1); 2. 2-Derrik Lusk (2); 3. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (3); 4. 23W-Scott Winters (8); 5. 4X-Eric Schulz (6); 6. 17-Lee Goos Jr (4); 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray (9); 8. 77-Brandon Allen (7); 9. (DNF) 36X-Jason Tostenson (5).

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (5); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz, 04 [6); 3. 1-Travis Rilat (3); 4. 03-Shayle Bade (9); 5. 25-Dylan Peterson (1); 6. 42-Kevin Flowers (8); 7. 41A-Andee Beierle (4); 8. (DNF) 7-Carson McCarl (2); 9. (DNF) 48-Taylor Forbes (7).

Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi (5); 2. 6-Eric Lutz (3); 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom (1); 4. 18-Ryan Roberts (4); 5. 11X-Gregg Bakker (6); 6. 5T-Mark Toews (2); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska (9); 8. (DNF) Y4-Logan Domagala (8); 9. (DNF) 20G-Chris Graf (7).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (1); 2. 5-Brady Forbrook (10); 3. 05X-Brandon Allen (4); 4. 05-Colin Smith (6); 5. 22-Kaleb Johnson (11); 6. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (9); 7. 8-Jacob Hughes (5); 8. 23-Brandon Bosma (22); 9. 7X-Shane Fick (15); 10. 17V-Casey Abbas (18); 11. 7-Johnny Sullivan (3); 12. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (8); 13. 33-Trevor Smith (14); 14. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (16); 15. 77-Taylor Ryan (17); 16. 8K-Micah Slendy (13); 17. (DNF) 1S-Ryan Voss (2); 18. (DNF) 4SN-Nate Eakin (7); 19. (DNF) 11-Dalyn Cody (20); 20. (DNF) 5X-Jason Martin (12); (DNS) 20-Brant O'Banion; (DNS) 1CC-Clayton Christensen.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (1); 2. 8-Jacob Hughes (4); 3. 5-Brady Forbrook (7); 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 5. 8K-Micah Slendy (2); 6. 33S-Jeremy Schultz (3); 7. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (5); 8. (DNF) 1CC-Clayton Christensen (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 05X-Brandon Allen (3); 2. 05-Colin Smith (4); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson (7); 4. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (5); 5. 33-Trevor Smith (6); 6. 77-Taylor Ryan (2); 7. (DNF) 11-Dalyn Cody (1).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 1S-Ryan Voss (1); 2. 4SN-Nate Eakin (4); 3. 7-Johnny Sullivan (2); 4. 5X-Jason Martin (7); 5. 7X-Shane Fick (6); 6. 17V-Casey Abbas (3); (DNS) 23-Brandon Bosma.

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba (4); 2. 7-Clinton Bruns (2); 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (5); 4. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (6); 5. 0-Alex Schriever (7); 6. 2K-James Kouba (8); 7. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (9); 8. 48-Neal Matuska (1); 9. 1A-Brad Anderson (3); 10. 38-Miles Grein (10); 11. 7X-Dave Murphy (11).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (4); 2. 2K-James Kouba (8); 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (5); 4. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (10); 5. 1A-Brad Anderson (2); 6. 7-Clinton Bruns (3); 7. 6-Jake Kouba (9); 8. 48-Neal Matuska (1); 9. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (6); 10. 38-Miles Grein (7); 11. 7X-Dave Murphy (11).

UP NEXT -

Wednesday for Bank Midwest Night featuring the Ben Nothdurft Memorial for the Tri-State Late Model Series, IMCA modifieds, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks, IMCA sport mods and IMCA sport compacts

Friday for the ABDO Fair Race featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

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Jon Agan Takes Home Davis County Fair Loot!

(Bill W) Bloomfield, IA, July 19, 2018 – Jon Agan has always been strong at the Bloomfield Speedway, and Thursday was no exception. The Knoxville, Iowa native drove his Dee Zee Manufacturing #4 to a wire to wire victory, collecting $1,500 during festivities at the Davis County Fair. It was Agan’s second career Sprint Invaders win in Bloomfield, and his eighth overall.

A number of incidents and mechanical breakdowns plagued the 26-car field. Dominic Scelzi (in Scott Bonar’s #50) and Ryan Jamison suffered early mechanical difficulties. Brayden Gaylord crashed into the turns one and two wall during the Shake-Up Dash ending his night. In the end, six cars scratched before a B main that officials called off due to everyone transferring to the main event.

The 25-lap feature saw Agan shoot out from the pole, ahead of Randy Martin, Cody Wehrle, Jarrod Schneiderman and Dustin Clark. Agan entered lapped traffic on the fourth circuit. Clark moved by Wehrle on lap nine, but Wehrle battled back by two laps later.

Soon, the leader had lapped up to tenth and then ninth. Agan would tag the lapped machine of eighth place running Sawyer Phillips, sending the Pleasantville, Iowa native upside down. It would prove to be the only stoppage of the event with fifteen laps down. Agan led Martin, Schneiderman, Daneil and Wehrle back to green.

Jamie Ball would take fifth on the restart, while Daniel worked over Schneiderman, gaining the third spot with two to go. Agan was gone, however, and won over Martin, Daniel, Schneiderman and Ball. Wehrle, Sammy Walsh, John Schulz, Clark and Evan Martin rounded out the top ten. Wehrle, Schneiderman and Agan were heat winners, and Daniel took the Dash.

“You never know how far out you are,” said Agan in Victory Lane. “You feel fast. You don’t known who’s behind you and lapped traffic was really hairy tonight. Obviously, we didn’t mean to do what we did down there (Phillips incident). There was a little bit of a gap and he was up for a second. I shot it and he came down. I thought we were done too. No one wants to do that. No one wants to take themselves out. I love this place and this racetrack. It was fast tonight. It was fun.”

“As much as we’ve struggled the last two months…we won the first race of the year,” said Randy Martin. “We had a new car and fought it and fought it. This is the car we won seven or eight races with last year. I put it together this week, and it actually felt pretty decent. There wasn’t no catching Jon. Hat’s off to those guys. We should have been a little tighter, but we’ve had that problem the last few weeks. At least it was drivable tonight.”

“I’m still trying to figure out this whole Sprint Invaders (Dash) draw,” said Daniel, who drew a five after his Dash win. “We started fifth and we had to chase those guys down. We were able to pass a couple cars and get to third. The track was kind of narrow. If we started up front, we could have had the car to win. My car was really sticking well to the bottom of three and four, and some of those guys were sailing around on the top.”

The Sprint Invaders head to the Dubuque Speedway and the Dubuque County Fair on Tuesday, July 24. For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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After a couple of years on hiatus, the Sprint Invaders will headline the grandstand show this coming Thursday, July 19th at Bloomfield Speedway, during the Davis County Fair.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (1) 2. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (2) 3. 33m, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (5) 4. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3) 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (7) 6. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (4) 7. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (10) 8. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (12) 9. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (6) 10. 4m, Evan Martin, Lohman, MO (9) 11. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (20) 12. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (13) 13. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (18) 14. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (17) 15. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (14) 16. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (16) 17. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11) 18. 12, Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa, IA (15) 19. 4*, Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (8) 20. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (19) DNS – 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA, 50, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA, 25, Kelly Graham, Hedrick, IA, 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 2D, Dave Keperling, Hannibal, MO, 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA. Lap Leader: Agan 1-25. Hard-charger: Gennetten. KSE Hard-charger: Buchholz.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Cody Wehrle (1) 2. Mason Daniel (7) 3. Randy Martin (8) 4. John Schulz (2) 5. Tanner Gebhardt (5) 6. John Greenwood (3) 7. Doug Sylvester (9) 8. Ayrton Gennetten (4) 9. Dave Keperling (6)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Jarrod Schneiderman (1) 2. Brayden Gaylord (4) 3. Jamie Ball (5) 4. Sammy Walsh (6) 5. Sawyer Phillips (7) 6. Harold Pohren (2) 7. Kelly Graham (8) 8. Rob Weuve (3) DNS – Ryan Jamison

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Jon Agan (2) 2. Bailey Goldesberry (1) 3. Evan Martin (3) 4. Dustin Clark (6) 5. Dave Getchell (4) 6. Dominic Scelzi (5) DNS – Justin Buchholz, Daniel Bergquist

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Mason Daniel (1) 2. Jon Agan (3) 3. Randy Martin (2) 4. Jarrod Schneiderman (6) 5. Cody Wehrle (5) 6. Brayden Gaylord (4)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Harold Pohren

Saldana Racing Products – Tanner Gebhardt

Kreitz Oval Track Products – John Greenwood

 

 

LEARY, BRISCOE, AND STRUNK - FIRST IN TRI-STATE STAMPEDE

Haubstadt, IN - July 14, 2018 - C. J. Leary visited victory lane
after the Sprint Stampede, which was held at the Tri-State Speedway
Saturday night. The Greenfield, IN, competitor led throughout the
event in the Green-Tech Lubricants sprinter. The finish line had to
be a welcome sight. The night had brought forth many challenges. A
caution came out on the first lap. Soon lapped traffic became heavy
for the leaders to work. Then there was one of those late race
restarts with just two laps to go.
C.J. noted that: I hoped it would stay green. We had a pretty good
lead. The car was so good that it didn't matter! The Leary car
was bad fast all night. C. J. set the overall fastest lap in group
qualifying, won the first heat, and collected a $2,500 check after
winning the feature. He even pulled a Zero on the inversion redraw
to start on the pole. It was one of those perfect take-a-bow driving
performances!
Runner-up Stephen Schnapf was looking for a second MSCS feature win.
He continued to chase Leary lap after lap. He too had a fast car.
It was the second fastest in group qualifying and he had won the
second heat. The leaders were lapping cars at a rapid pace and had
most of the field down one or more laps. The first seven cars were
all that finished on the lead lap. Third heat winner Chase Stockon
finished third in the feature. He was followed by Robert Ballou in
fourth and Isaac Chapple in fifth.
Kyle Cummins was sixth in the 25 lap event. MSCS Points leader
Carson Short was seventh. Daron Clayton was eighth in his first
outing of the season. He was driving a car that is owned by
teammate Kent Schmidt. Series regulars Donny Brackett and Chet
Williams completed the top ten.
Garrett Aitken received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award for the third
time this year. It goes to the eleventh place driver. Aitken also
has three top five feature finishes to his credit. The Keizer
Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the race was Kody Swanson, driver of
the Rock Steady Racing entry.
Preliminary events produced their share of excitement. The third
heat was very competitive with 3 lead changes and a wild flip in
turn three. Brandon Mattox s newly acquired 2V ride returned to the
pits on a hook. Minus a car Mattox had to sit out the remainder of
the program. He is second in series points standings.
Prior to any preliminaries the entire program was delayed by
threatening weather and rainfall. The track prep crew responded and
worked the surface until racing was possible.
Chase Briscoe prevailed in winning the MOWA Winged Sprint feature.
The Mitchell, IN, driver finished ahead of Cory Bruns and Carson
Short. Critter Malone was fourth and Justin Peck was next to round
out the top five. The 3 MOWA heat races were victories for Carson
Short, Kody Kinser, and Chase Briscoe. Chase Stockon won the B Main.
The MMSA Mini Sprints closed out the program. Bradley Strunk of
Mason, OH, won their feature event. He led Blaine Lewis, Jesse
Vermillion, Cody Trammel, and Ethan Rutherford to the finish line.
Dean Parker, Strunk, and Trammel won the 3 heat races. MMSA will
return to race at Tri-State Speedway in October.
The next event at Tri-State Speedway will be the USAC Indiana Sprint
Week finale on July 28th. MSCS is not scheduled to race again until
August 11th. That race is the Hoosier Sprint Nationals which will
also be at Tri-State Speedway. The feature will pay $5,000 to win
that night.
Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway and MSCS.

SUMMARY
SPRINT STAMPEDE
Tri-State Speedway
Haubstadt, IN
July14, 2018
______________________________

Hoosier Tire MSCS Sprint Cars:
(25 Entries)

Overall Top Qualifier - 30 C. J. Leary, 14.155 seconds
First Heat - 30 C. J. Leary, 21 Carson Short, 52 Isaac Chapple, 3C Kyle
Cummins,
_________ 36 Collin Ambrose, 11p Chad Boespflug, 3R Kody Swanson,
_________ 27 Brian Wallace, 99 Alec Sipes
Second Heat - 61m Stephen Schnapf, 12 Robert Ballou, 32x Garrett Aitken,
___________ 38 Chet Williams, 23 Brian Karraker, 5K Kent Schmidt, 2J Jeff
Pritchett,
___________ 37 Gabe Griffith DNS
Third Heat - 32 Chase Stockon, 10 Aric Gentry, 4B Donny Brackett, 5-o
Daron Clayton,
__________ 50 Tony DiMattia, 11 James Lyerla, 45 Eric Perrott, 2V Brandon
Mattox

Feature (25 Laps) - 30 C. J. Leary, 61m Stephen Schnapf, 32 Chase Stockon,
_______________ 12 Robert Ballou, 52 Isaac Chapple, 3C Kyle Cummins,
_______________ 21 Carson Short, 5-o Daron Clayton, 4B Donny Brackett,
_______________ 38 Chet Williams, 32x Garrett Aitken, 3R Kody Swanson,
_______________ 10 Aric Gentry, 11P Chad Boespflug, 23 Brian Karraker,
_______________ 36 Collin Ambrose, 11 James Lyerla, 99 Alec Sipes,
_______________ 45 Eric Perrott, 27 Brian Wallace, 2J Jeff Pritchett,
_______________ 5K Kent Schmidt, 50 Tony DiMattia

Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars:

First Heat - 21 Carson Short, 7 Critter Malone, 5X Justin Peck,
_________ 1M Jim Moughan, 8s Steve Short
Second Heat - 4K Kody Kinser, 17 Kendall Ruble, 14X Paul Hart,
___________ 44 Cory Bruns, 21b Brinton Marvel
Third Heat - 5 Chase Briscoe, 85 Mike Terry Jr., 23d Trey Datweiler,
__________ 53 Brayden Fox, 99 Jay Waugh

B Main - 32 Chase Stockon, 15 Jason Keith, 77U Chris Urish,
_______ 79J Jacob Patton, 4 Chris Spitz

Feature - 5 Chase Briscoe, 44 Cory Bruns, 21 Carson Short, 7 Critter Malone,
_______ 5X Justin Peck, 85 Mike Terry Jr., 32 Chase Stockon, 17 Kendall
Ruble,
_______ 99 Jay Waugh, 4K Kody Kinser, 15 Jason Keith, 53 Brayden Fox,
_______ 1M Jim Moughan, 21 Brinton Marvel, 8s Steve Short, 79J Jacob Patton,
_______ 77U Chris Urish, 14T James Bridgeman, 14X Paul Hart, 23d Trey
Datweiler

MMSA Mini Sprints:

First Heat - 99 Dean Parker, 77 Blaine Lewis, 22 Brandon Coffey,
_________ 73 Blake Vermillion, 97 Dale Day
Second Heat - 2S Bradley Strunk, 5 Jesse Vermillion, 11 Brandon Smith,
___________ 19B Brandon Deputy, 17d Dylan Moan
Third Heat - 34T Cody Trammel, 88X Jeff Schindler, 8E8 Ethan Rutherford,
___________ 41 Tim Hirsch, 56 Kinser Medler

Feature - 2s Bradley Strunk, 77 Blaine Lewis, 5 Jesse Vermillion,
_______ 34T Cody Trammel, 8E8 Ethan Rutherford, 11 Brandon Smith,
_______ 88x Jeff Schindler, 22 Brandon Coffey, 19B Brandon Deputy,
_______ 17D Dylan Moan, 56 Kinser Medler, 9H Josh Hixson,
_______ 99 Dean Parker, 26 Keith Langley, 73 Blake Vermillion,
_______ 77x Gregory Dedrick, 11D Darrell Odell, 14 Jason MIlls,
_______ 97 Dale Day, 419 Jaylon Mills, 9HX Devin Hayhurst

 

 

Shullick Speeds to Fourth Victory of 2018 in C's Beverage Summer Championship

OSWEGO, NY (July 16, 2018) - Defending Novelis Supermodified champion Dave Shullick Jr. took off from his fifth place starting spot to win the C’s Beverage ‘Summer Championship’ this past Saturday night at the Oswego Speedway. It was the fourth victory of the season for the North Ridgeville, O.H. driver and the ninth of his non-wing career at the Steel Palace.

"The car was really good tonight. We fought a tight piece all day and didn't know how much to tighten it for the feature race, but we got it good,” Shullick said in victory lane. “I played with some brakes under the caution and then it was pretty damn good after that.”

Dan Connors Jr. and Aric Iosue brought the field to green for the 50-lap main event with Iosue leading the first circuit from the outside.

After diving to the low side of rookie Tyler Thompson on the initial start, Shullick was on a mission from the inside of the third row and quickly began to work the outside lane on fourth starting Brandon Bellinger, Connors, and Iosue.

By the completion of lap 2, Shullick found the high side of Bellinger for third before taking the runner up position away from Connors one lap later coming off the exit of turn four.

Shullick was not done yet, as he immediately reeled in the Iosue No. 11 and drove right around the outside for the lead coming to complete lap 4.

As Shullick began to pull away, Shampine and Otto Sitterly were busy at work behind him as Shampine drove into third around the outside of both Bellinger and Connors with Sitterly following him through for fourth all the way from his twelfth starting spot.

Fresh off his first victory in nearly three seasons, it appeared as if Sitterly was poised for two in a row as he breezed by 8 cars in only five laps early on.

No sooner than they found the top five did Shampine and Sitterly take second and third as the pair worked past runner up Iosue by lap 6 with Shampine making an outside pass for second and Sitterly using the bottom part of the speedway to grab third.

Shullick, Shampine and Sitterly showed right away that they were the class of the field in this particular event as the front three had pulled away from everyone by lap 10 with Shampine and Sitterly slowly but surely closing in on the No. 2.

With less than 20 laps in the books, Shullick was well on his way, already lapping up to 14th running Dave Gruel in the No. 50 and later catching 13th running Dave Danzer in the No. 52, Logan Rayvals in 12th, and Thompson who had since dropped all the way back to 11th.

Lapped traffic became a major factor for the leaders at the halfway point and it was on lap 27 when Shampine looked high on a lapped car that Sitterly attempted to fill the gap, but the two brushed with Sitterly pounding the inside hub rail before cutting back across the track and making heavy contact with the outside wall to bring out the Canale Insurance & Accounting yellow flag. Sitterly was OK, but the Nicotra Racing No. 7 sustained heavy damage.

The points leader was now out of the race with 23 laps to go and this allowed the second, third, and fourth place drivers in the standings of Shampine, Barnes and Shullick, to close the gap on the seven time track champion.

All of the lapped cars were left in between the new top three of Shullick, Shampine and Iosue on the ensuing restart and this wound up allowing Shullick to pull away even further from the rest of the field, eventually lapping up to 8th place Jeff West by the completion of the main event.

Iosue lost a ton of ground coming back to the green after the lone caution, handing third over to Connors, fourth to Bellinger, and fifth to the No. 05 of Jeff Abold, but only for a moment as Bellinger was immediately able to take away the final podium position from the Connors No. 01 just one corner later.

For the remaining 20 laps, Connors would then be forced to fend off Abold, who was back for the first time in several weeks after dealing with motor issues on his ride. He ran rather strong in the ‘Summer Championship’ to wind up grabbing his first top five of the 2018 season.

Further back in the top ten, Iosue had fallen all the way back to seventh with the ‘Hustler’ Michael Barnes, wheeling his way up from eleventh to sixth in the Syrell Racing No. 68.

Out front on the other hand, it was pure domination for Dave Shullick Jr. as with his victory, DJ has now tied Barnes for third place in the standings just 35 points behind Sitterly for the lead.

Shampine was able to hold on for second place in the main event to come within just 11 points of the current championship leader with only four regular feature events remaining.

Oswego Speedway returns to action for one of it’s biggest shows of the season this Saturday, July 21 when Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarters and Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront presents the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodfiied and $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS. Tickets remain available by phoning the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

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

BOX SCORE

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, July 14, 2018

C’s Beverage ‘Summer Championship’

Feature (50-laps): 1. 2 DAVE SHULLICK JR, 2. 55 Keith Shampine, 3. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 4. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 5. 05 Jeff Abold, 6. 68 Michael Barnes, 7. 11 Aric Iosue, 8. 1 Jeff West, 9. 98T Tyler Thompson®, 10. 77 Shaun Gosselin, 11. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 12. 26 Nathan Schultzkie®, 13. 0 Brent Murray®, 14. 94 Logan Rayvals, 15. 52 Dave Danzer, 16. 7 Otto Sitterly, 17. 50 Dave Gruel, 18. 56 Hal LaTulip, 19. 71 Bill Sharkey, DNS - 83 Lou LeVea Jr, 4 Roger Clark.

Heat 1 (12-laps): 1. 7 Otto Sitterly, 2. 68 Michael Barnes, 3. 1 Jeff West, 4. 77 Shaun Gosselin, 5. 94 Logan Rayvals, 6. 0 Brent Murray®, 7. 71 Bill Sharkey

Heat 2 (12-laps): 1. 50 Dave Gruel, 2. 01 Dan Connors Jr, 3. 02 Brandon Bellinger, 4. 55 Keith Shampine, 5. 52 Dave Danzer, 6. 26 Nathan Schultzkie®

Heat 3 (12-laps): 1. 2 Dave Shullick Jr, 2. 05 Jeff Abold, 3. 98T Tyler Thompson®, 4. 11 Aric Iosue, 5. 66 Lou LeVea Sr, 6 56 Hal LaTulip, 7. 83 Lou LeVea Jr.

Group Time Trials: 1. 55 Keith Shampine - 15.910, 2. 7 Otto Sitterly - 15.952, 3. 2 Dave Shullick Jr. - 16.030, 4. 02 Brandon Bellinger - 16.039, 5. 68 Michael Barnes - 16.130, 6. 11 Aric Iosue - 16.211, 7. 52 Dave Danzer - 16.222, 8. 77 Shaun Gosselin - 16.411, 9. 98T Tyler Thompson® - 16.424, 10. 50 Dave Gruel - 16.459, 11. 1 Jeff West - 16.491, 12. 05 Jeff Abold - 16.539, 13. 01 Dan Connors Jr. - 16.567, 14. 94 Logan Rayvals - 16.697, 15. 83 Lou LeVea Jr. - 16.933, 16. 0 Brent Murray® - 17.288, 17. 26 Nathan Schultzkie® - 17.306, 18. 66 Lou LeVea Sr. - 17.484, 19. 71 Bill Sharkey - 19.403, 20. 4 Roger Clark - 18.697

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #68 Michael Barnes

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

 

 

Brad Furr Finds Victory Lane For the Second Time in 2018 with Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- For the second time in 2018, Brad Furr was able to find victory lane at Ocean Speedway as the Stockton, CA driver was able to withstand a wild feature event to win with the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo during the tune up for this weekend’s big Howard Kaeding Classic.

Leading the field to green, Furr would get off to a tough start as he would slip all the way back to fourth as fellow veteran, Bud Kaeding jumped up front and looked strong early.

The caution flag would fly on the race’s second lap and it would bunch the field back up as Kaeding led the way over Cole Macedo, Jerry Bonnema, Furr, and Zane Blanchard.

When the race resumed, Kaeding would continue to look tough out front and would quickly pick up the back of the field and traffic would become an issue. Bobbing and weaving through traffic, Macedo would close in and challenge for the lead but the two-time winner at the track in 2018 was able to keep the youngster at bay.

Lap 17 would prove to be a pivotal lap in this race as an incident in turn one would change the complexion of the race. With Mitchell Faccinto and Richard Fajardo getting collected, Koen Shaw would also get in on the action. As Kaeding came up on the scene he would attempt to get off the racing surface to avoid it but would stall his engine and hand the lead over the Cole Macedo.

Macedo however would then make his way to the work area with a flat right-rear tire and Furr would now find himself out front with just 13 circuits left in the race.

Back underway Furr would become the new marked man as the always dangerous Justin Sanders was in second and chasing down the race leader as he was in search of his fourth Ocean Sprints win of the season.

While chasing after Furr, Sanders would soon have his hands full as Ryan Bernal entered the mix and began giving Sanders fits for second. Continuing to battle for second, Bernal would soon have issues with his left front and would come to a stop on the 21st lap, and a hard charging Bud Kaeding would find himself back in the mix as he was back in third.

The final nine-laps would see Furr lead the way, however Sanders would make a couple of attempts to grab the win but simply could not make anything stick.

Furr would race on to score the win over Sanders, Kaeding, Jerry Bonnema, and Tanner Boul.

With his win, Furr now moves into the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo point lead with a 19 point advantage over Koen Shaw.

Heat winners on this night were Bonnema, Macedo, and Zane Blanchard as Furr was Dash winner.

The High-Five Pizza Hard Charger would be Justin Sanders who advanced seven positions in the feature event, and the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award would go to Mitchell Faccinto.

Furr would kick the night off by earning Ray Scheidts Electric Quick Time honors.

2018 Winners- Justin Sanders (March 30th), Bud Kaeding (April 13th), Justin Sanders (April 27th), Brad Furr (May 4th), Bud Kaeding (May 11th), Koen Shaw (June 15th), Justin Sanders (July 6th), Brad Furr (July 13th).

ON TAP- The Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo are back in action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway as they will take on the Civil War Sprints pres. by Flowmaster in the Howard Kaeding Classic opener.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Ocean Speedway by visiting the website at www.racepmg.com, by following us on Twitter @Ocean_Speedway, or by liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-Speedway-169905873046770/.

Ocean Speedway is located at 2601 E. Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076.

 


 

Justin Sanders, Ryan McDaniel, Dan Jinkerson and Ben Wiesz snag exciting wins at Placerville Speedway on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 14, 2018…When it comes to Winged Sprint Car triumphs throughout Northern California in 2018 Aromas racer Justin Sanders and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg rank right near the top of that list. On Saturday evening at Placerville Speedway the talented duo battled it out towards the end of an exciting 25-lap feature, with Sanders coming out on top to claim his 10th overall victory of the season.

Great racing was seen in all four divisions on Saturday during Mountain Democrat Kids Bike Night. Also tallying entertaining wins and standing atop the podium at the 11th Red Hawk Casino point race were Ryan McDaniel with the Ltd. Late Models, Dan Jinkerson with the Pure Stocks and Ben Wiesz, who earned his first career triumph with the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. Thanks to several companies and individuals a total of 30 kids bikes were raffled off at the event along with other items. RMI would like to thank everyone for their gracious support.

Mather’s Kalib Henry grabbed the initial lead in the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car main event. Justin Sanders had positioned himself in the runner up spot and on lap four blasted to the outside of Henry off the second corner to grab the lead. At that same time the caution flag waved, saving the top spot for Henry. On the restart Sanders again went upstairs and rode the thick Placerville cushion around Henry once again to take over the point off turn two. Henry then got big time sideways and dropped multiple spots shortly after.

A terrific battle then developed between eighth starting Andy Forsberg, Cameron Park’s Shane Hopkins and Hollister’s Tony Gualda. Track prep had taken place prior to the feature and cars were able to run on virtually every square inch of the bullring. On lap 12 Gualda hopped the cushion in turn three and stopped to bring out a yellow, forcing him to the rear of the field. When going back green Hopkins made an impressive move to drive around Forsberg for second but would trip on the cushion in turn four and allow Forsberg to maintain the spot. After this the five-time track champion closed in Sanders and began to hound the rear of the Dale Miller Septic No. 4sa machine.

From lap 17 to 22 Sanders and Forsberg kept fans on the edge of their seats racing through heavy lapped traffic. The duo looked to be setting up for an epic final few laps until the caution lights came on for a spun car in turn two. Once going back green Sanders pulled away, but just prior to getting the checkered, a stalled car in turn four brought out one final yellow. At that same time top-five running Andy Gregg had issues and came to a stop after having an impressive run in the feature.

The green white checkered restart saw Forsberg keep pace with Sanders and give it one final stab down low through the final corners, but Sanders got the drive he needed and crossed the stripe with about a car length to spare. The former Ocean Speedway track champion becomes the first repeat winner of the season in weekly competition at the Placerville Speedway. It also marked his third overall victory of the year on the red clay. Placerville’s own Jimmy Trulli came home in third, with Reno’s Adam Walters in fourth and 14th starter Colby Wiesz of Colfax in fifth.

Gualda rebounded from the early issues to finish sixth, with the remainder of the top-10 comprised of Zane Blanchard, Cody Hodgson, Hopkins and Chris Masters. Hopkins had a career best run going until suffering a flat tire. The three heat races held during the night were captured by Jodie Robinson, Andy Forsberg and Shane Hopkins. The ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award to start the evening was set by Kalib Henry at 10.733. A total of 20 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars were on hand during the night.

Ryan McDaniel is always a driver to beat whenever he signs into the pit area and proved that again on Saturday by racing to his 31st career Ltd. Late Model victory at the Placerville Speedway. At the waving of the green flag in the 20-lap finale it was Eddie Gardner and Matt Michelli battling for the top spot, which eventually went to Michelli. Gardner then got loose one lap later and spun around to bring out the caution. After going back green McDaniel fought his way to the lead that he would never relinquish.

The action behind McDaniel was hot and heavy with Ray Trimble ultimately grabbing the second spot at the checkered flag. Michelli, Wayne Trimble and Jay Norton completed the top-five. Dan Brown Jr., Tyler Lightfoot, Matt Davis, Gardner and Kiely Ricardo rounded out the top-10. Twelve Ltd. Late Models were in competition during the evening with heat race wins going to Ryan McDaniel and Wayne Trimble.

The 20-lap Pure Stock main event was arguably the show of the night with outstanding racing up front. Scott Grunert grabbed the initial lead with his father Rick Grunert all over him. On lap four Dan Jinkerson joined the Grunert show and made it a three-wide battle for the lead until the caution flag waved bringing the party to a stop. When going back green the racing remained intense with Rick Grunert again slicing to the inside of Scott. On lap nine an amazing five car tussle for the lead was then seen, before a caution waved for defending champion Jason Palmer.

On the restart Rick Grunert fought his way into the top spot on lap 10 as numerous drivers raced inches away from each other. Cars were high, low and in the middle of the speedway in a thrilling display of stock car racing. Jinkerson motored to the high-side of the quarter-mile and battled Grunert for a couple circuits, before grabbing p1 on lap 16. With just a couple laps remaining Chase Grigsby, making a start for the injured Orville Owens, closed in on Jinkerson and tried to steal the win. Jinkerson would have none of it however and crossed the stripe by just over a half a second back to Grigsby. Ryan Peter, Nick Baldwin and Scott Grunert completed the top-five.

Rounding out the top-10 in the feature were Matt Tilford, Kevin Jinkerson, Ronnie Richard, Lonnie Lennard and Tommy Sturgon. A total of 12 Pure Stocks signed into the pit area. Heats were captured by Ryan Peter and Nick Baldwin.

The Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association had an exciting 20-lap main event that went right down to the wire and featured a first-time winner in the form of Ben Wiesz. Buddy Olschowka took the lead at the waving of the green flag and held command until Danny Wagner jumped from third to first in one fell swoop on lap two. Three-wide racing was seen throughout the field early on as the well-prepared racing surface lent itself to some excellent Dwarf Car racing. Shawn Jones made his presence known by taking over second just prior to a caution on lap six.

On the restart Jones closed in on the leader until he got over the cushion and momentarily lost second. Jones battled back into second shortly after and then rocketed to the lead on lap 10, only to have a caution negate the pass. On the restart Jones sliced under Wagner to take over the top spot, while Ryan Winter eventually carved his way to second after a lap 14 restart. Jones then encountered issues that left him over the edge of the cushion with just five laps remaining in the race. This handed the lead over to Winter, who had Ben Wiesz applying heavy duty pressure once going back green.

Wiesz had found a great line up top that gave him immense momentum coming off the corner. With just two circuits left Wiesz charged to the high-side once again and shot past Winter to take over the lead. The son of sprint car veteran Colby Wiesz led the final lap and a half to earn his first ever Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association victory over Winter, Wagner, Olschowka and Mike Reeder. The top-10 was rounded out by Kevin Bender, Mike Grenert, Colby Wiesz, Bryan Bender and Dan Geil. A healthy field of 31 Dwarf Cars were in action on Saturday. Heats went to Shawn Jones, Ben Wiesz, Josh Wiesz and Mike Reeder. The B-main was won by Scott Dahlgren.

The Placerville Speedway returns to action this coming Saturday July 21 for “Night on the Water” featuring the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks. Online tickets for the event are available at www.placervillespeedway.com

 

 

McMullen, Schmidt, Kulow, Koenig, Boden score PDTR A-main triumphs

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS, Plymouth, Wis.) July 14, 2018 – A pair of former track champions currently testing their skills in regional traveling series competition returned to victory lane for the first time this year as Plymouth Dirt Track Racing held its annual Autograph Night racing program Saturday, July 14, at The Plymouth Dirt Track on the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

Reigning PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh, who is competing as a regular on the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Circuit this year, scored his first A-main victory of the season in the Richard’s of Dunbar PDTR 360 Sprint Car headliner. Jim Schmidt of Cleveland notched his first Gasroots Project Late Model A-main victory of 2018, while Plymouth’s Tyler Kulow posted his first Klips & Tips Grand National A-main triumph of the 2018 campaign. Elijah Koenig of Beaver Dam claimed his first career victory in the time-shortened Cellcom B Mod A-main. Former PDTR Micro Sprint champ Zach Boden of Madison, who is now a regular in the Badger Midget Racing Series, returned to post his first Kristine Hartmann Pleasant View Realty Micro Sprint A-main triumph of the season.

In the 25-lap Sprint Car A main, Mayer Automotive Racing teammates Nich Melis of Plymouth and Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum shared the front row with Wenninger getting the jump on the outside to lead the opening circuit.

After Wenninger bolted out to a 10-car length advantage over Melis in the early going, the lone caution of the event appeared on lap 3 when rookie Chris Larson of Greenfield spun in turn two.

By lap 5, 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started fourth began to make his presence felt as he used the outside groove to power his way into second. Meanwhile, the third-starting McMullen, who was making a rare start in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car division this season, worked the low line of the tricky third-mile track surface to pressure Davis for the runner up spot.

After stalking Wenninger through lapped traffic over the ensuing seven laps, Davis pounced on lap 12 executing a high move into the lead exiting turn four with McMullen in tow to seize second. Davis continued to work the high groove while McMullen made the low line work to his benefit as two of the most successful drivers in the history of the PDTR 360 Sprint Car division waged a spirited duel over the next six laps.

On lap 18, McMullen dove underneath Davis to seize the top spot in turn four. Davis attempted to regain the top spot with an aggressive move in turn three on lap 19, but the three-time reigning Midwest Sprint Car Association champion held off the 33-year racing veteran and extended his lead to a full straightaway over the final five laps to post his 13th career PDTR Sprint Car A-main victory and 18th overall career MSA Sprint Car A-main triumph.

Davis wound up second, rookie Travis Arenz of Sheboygan, who started fifth, placed third, Wenninger was fourth and sixth-starting Adam Miller of Plymouth was fifth.

Polesitter Charlie Schmidt of Cedar Grove grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag of the 25-lap Late Model A main as fourth starter Jim Schmidt made a big move to advance into second on the opening lap.

On lap 4, Jim Schmidt worked the outside groove to challenge the low-riding Charlie Schmidt for the top spot. The two veteran competitors battled side by side over the next four circuits before Jim Schmidt finally pulled off the pass in turn two on lap 8.

On lap 10, fifth starter Jared Siefert of Luxemburg charged in along the high line to pressure Jim Schmidt, who had moved down to the low groove. However, a flat tire on lap 12 halted Siefert’s bid for victory just as 2016 PDTR Late Model champ Tim Buhler of Greenbush stalled in turn one to bring out the lone caution flag of the race.

On the restart, Charlie Schmidt rallied to mount a brief challenge along the low groove starting on lap 17, but Jim Schmidt proved to be too strong as he pulled away over the closing laps to post his 12th career PDTR Late Model A-main victory by a full straightaway over Charlie Schmidt, who finished a strong second.

Seventh starter Justin Schmidt of Cleveland came home third, rookie Kevin Baldry of Omro placed fourth after starting 10th and four-time PDTR Late Model champion and current point leader Brad Mueller of Random Lake finished fifth after starting second.

The 25-lap Grand National A-main featured a flurry of furious action at the head of the field as the top four drivers waged a fierce race-long duel for the victory.

Polesitter Steven Weber of Plymouth grabbed the lead on the opening lap as fourth starter Justin Erickson of Plymouth ventured to the high groove to seize second in the early going. On lap 9, Erickson advanced forward to nearly pull even with Weber on several occasions while third starter Tyler Kulow and Matt Loehr of Dotyville, who started fifth, battled in very close quarters for the top four spots.

On lap 15, Erickson used the outside groove to seize the lead in turn two as Kulow advanced into second place along with the low line. Three laps later, Kulow powered under Erickson into first place on lap 18 as Erickson jumped the treacherous cushion to fall back to third.

Just as it appeared that Kulow might have the race in hand, Erickson regrouped to reel off one last bid for the victory, pulling even with the low-running Kulow on lap 22. However, Kulow fended off Erickson’s challenge over the final three laps to secure his third career PDTR Grand National A-main victory and first A-main triumph of the 2018 season.

Loehr worked under the rim-riding Erickson on the final lap to finish second, Erickson wound up third, Weber placed fourth and second starter Donny Kulow of Elkhart Lake finished fifth.

Tim Sheppard of Beaver Dam used his pole position to grab the lead on the opening lap of the accident-plagued, time-shortened B Mod main event.

The first of five caution flags appeared on lap 1 for an incident involving Shane Long of Sheboygan Falls and Barry Maas of Cascade in turn three. After a complete restart, Sheppard again grabbed the lead as eighth starter Elijah Koenig bolted in to take second along the high groove on lap 4.

After the second caution flag was displayed for a spin involving James Rautmann of Howards Grove and Barry Maas, Sheppard retained the top spot over Koenig and second starter J.J. Walvoord of Oostburg.

On lap 10, Koenig used the outside line to close in on Sheppard. Following two more caution periods for multi-car incidents on lap 11 and lap 15, Koenig used a strong move on the lap 15 restart to power into the lead in turn two.

Koenig and Sheppard dueled side by side over the next three circuits with Sheppard surging ahead on lap 18 just before the fifth and final caution appeared to end the race due to the 25-minute time limit.

Although Sheppard was leading at the time of the caution, per PDTR rules, scoring of the race reverts to the last completed lap, which gave Koenig his first career PDTR B Mod A-main victory.

Sheppard had to settle for second, Walvoord was third, 2017 PDTR B Mod champion Justin Green charged up from his 11th starting spot to finish fourth and PDTR B Mod point leader Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls finished fifth after starting seventh.

Jack Vanderboom of Dousman led the first lap of the 15-lap Micro Sprint A main from his outside front row starting spot before fifth starting Zach Boden, who was making his first start of the year at Plymouth, assumed the lead on lap 2.

Despite three caution flags for spins involving Dave Collins of Madison and 2017 PDTR Micro Sprint champion Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake, Boden held strong on each restart to pull away en route to his seventh career PDTR Micro Sprint A-main victory.

Vanderboom was second, Jake Dohner of Milton, who started on the pole, placed third, Ruh rallied to finish fourth and Collins rounded out the top five.

Glen Blanke of Sheboygan Falls won the B Mod B Main.

With all racing events completed by 9:20 p.m., fans made the most of an extended opportunity to visit with drivers in the pit area after the races on Autograph Night with many teams distributing treats, prizes and promotional items to young and old fans alike.

The Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program, which was sponsored by Hopf Farms, featured 87 cars, including 31 B Mods, 22 Sprint Cars, 13 Late Models, 13 Grand Nationals and eight Micro Sprints.

The next PDTR program, which will be sponsored by JDL Automotive and Detailing, will take place on Saturday, July 21, featuring a special appearance by the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Series for the annual Frank Filskov Memorial event. Also on the card will be the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars and PDTR B Mods for full points events. Hot laps begin at 5:30 p.m. with IRA qualifying and racing to follow.

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RICHARD'S OF DUNBAR SPRINTS Date of Race: July 14, 2018 HEAT 1 1, TRAVIS ARENZ. 2, ADAM MILLER. 3, BILL TAYLOR. 4, TYLER BRABANT. 5, SCOTT CONGER. 6, CHRIS LARSON. 7, JOSH WALTER. HEAT 2 1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, NICH MELIS. 3, KEVIN KARNTZ. 4, TIM HADDY. 5, PAUL POKORSKI. 6, DANNY SCHLAFER. 7, CHRIS CLAYTON. HEAT 3 1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, TONY WONDRA. 4, JUSTIN MILLER. 5, DOUG WONDRA. 6, CHRIS FLICK. 7, EMILY PORTSCHY. A FEATURE 1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, TRAVIS ARENZ. 4, SHANE WENNINGER. 5, ADAM MILLER. 6, JUSTIN MILLER. 7, BILL TAYLOR. 8, KEVIN KARNTZ. 9, DANNY SCHLAFER. 10, PAUL POKORSKI. 11, DOUG WONDRA. 12, TYLER BRABANT. 13, JOSH WALTER. 14, NICH MELIS. 15, TONY WONDRA. 16, TIM HADDY. 17, SCOTT CONGER. 18, CHRIS CLAYTON. 19, CHRIS FLICK. 20, CHRIS LARSON. 21, JASON JOHNSON. (DNS).22, EMILY PORTSCHY. (DNS). GASROOT PROJECT LATE MODELS Date of Race: July 14, 2018 HEAT 1 1, TIM BUHLER. 2, BRAD MUELLER. 3, ERIC MICHAELS. 4, CHARLIE SCHMIDT. 5, BRIAN KONITZER. 6, KEVIN BALDRY. 7, CHAD VETTING. HEAT 2 1, JIM SCHMIDT. 2, JUSTIN SCHMIDT. 3, JARED SIEFERT. 4, JIM LETIZIA. 5, RON STROIKA. 6, ZACK KESSLER. A FEATURE 1, JIM SCHMIDT. 2, CHARLIE SCHMIDT. 3, JUSTIN SCHMIDT. 4, KEVIN BALDRY. 5, BRAD MUELLER. 6, JIM LETIZIA. 7, RON STROIKA. 8, ZACK KESSLER. 9, BRIAN KONITZER. 10, ERIC MICHAELS. 11, JARED SIEFERT. 12, TIM BUHLER. 13, CHAD VETTING. (DNS). KLIPS & TIPS GRAND NATIONALS Date of Race: July 14, 2018 HEAT 1 1, TYLER KULOW. 2, DONNY KULOW. 3, STEVEN WEBER. 4, JESS/JACOB MUEHLBAUER. 5, DEREK KAAT. 6, DONNY SINGER. 7, KURT DAVIS HEAT 2 1, MATT LOEHR. 2, JUSTIN ERICKSON. 3, CHAD ESPEN. 4, DARRYL TRABEL. 5, JAMIE THEOBALD. 6, JIM FISCHER. A FEATURE 1, TYLER KULOW. 2, MATT LOEHR. 3, JUSTIN ERICKSON. 4, STEVEN WEBER. 5, DONNY KULOW. 6, CHAD ESPEN. 7, DARRYL TRABEL. 8, JAMIE THEOBALD. 9, DEREK KAAT. 10, JESS/JACOB MUEHLBAUER. 11, JIM FISCHER. 12, DONNY SINGER. 13, KURT DAVIS. CELLCOM B MODS Date of Race: July 14, 2018 HEAT 1 1, SHANE LONG. 2, JUSTIN GREEN. 3, JAMES RAUTMANN. 4, JEREMY J WALVOORD. 5, MARCUS HOEPPNER. 6, DEREK FEHLING. 7, RORY WELCH. 8, DONNY SINGER. HEAT 2 1, ELIJAH KOENIG. 2, TIM SHEPPARD. 3, JUSTIN BAUER. 4, SPENCER LONG. 5, BRANDON KNEPPRATH. 6, GLEN BLANKE. 7, PHIL CAMPANELLA. 8, PATRICK HANSON. HEAT 3 1, CODY EICKBERG. 2, GARY GLANDER. 3, MARK HOEPPNER. 4, RAYMOND KEYSER. 5, TIM THRUN. 6, CHRISTOPHER GILSON. 7, NAT/JESS JAKUBOWSKI. 8, TRAVIS SCHMIDT. HEAT 4 1, BARRY MAAS. 2, RICK KRETSCHMANN. 3, STEVE LORIER. 4, CRAIG GESSNER. 5, JOHN SINGER. 6, ANDY SINGER. 7, BRAD CARMAN. B FEATURE 1, GLEN BLANKE. 2, RAYMOND KEYSER. 3, MARCUS HOEPPNER. 4, TRAVIS SCHMIDT. 5, CRAIG GESSNER. 6, JOHN SINGER. 7, DEREK FEHLING. 8, RORY WELCH. 9, ANDY SINGER. 10, BRAD CARMAN. 11, PHIL CAMPANELLA. 12, DONNY SINGER. 13, CHRISTOPHER GILSON. 14, NAT/JESS JAKUBOWSKI. 15, PATRICK HANSON. A FEATURE 1, ELIJAH KOENIG. 2, TIM SHEPPARD. 3, JEREMY J WALVOORD. 4, JUSTIN GREEN. 5, GARY GLANDER. 6, RICK KRETSCHMANN. 7, CODY EICKBERG. 8, BRANDON KNEPPRATH. 9, TRAVIS SCHMIDT. 10, RAYMOND KEYSER. 11, SPENCER LONG. 12, BARRY MAAS. 13, GLEN BLANKE. 14, JAMES RAUTMANN. 15, STEVE LORIER. 16, JUSTIN BAUER. 17, SHANE LONG. 18, MARK HOEPPNER. 19, MARCUS HOEPPNER. 20, TIM THRUN. KRISTINE HARTMANN PLEASANT VIEW REALTY MICRO SPRINTS Date of Race: July 14, 2018 HEAT 1 1, ZACH BODEN. 2, DAVE COLLINS. 3, JACK VANDERBOOM. 4, EMILY PORTSCHY. 5, PRESTON RUH. 6, JAKE DOHNER. 7, MILES QUANDT. 8, KEVIN DOUGLAS. A FEATURE 1, ZACH BODEN. 2, JACK VANDERBOOM. 3, JAKE DOHNER. 4, PRESTON RUH. 5, DAVE COLLINS. 6, EMILY PORTSCHY. 7, MILES QUANDT. 8, KEVIN DOUGLAS. (DNS).

 

 

Cornell Unbeatable in NCRA/ASCS Red River Challenge at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – July 14, 2018 - It has been a memorable weekend for Jonathan Cornell as the Sedalia, Missouri driver completed a weekend sweep as he took the lead with four laps to go to claim the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products/American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series Red River region feature event Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City.

Danny Jennings and Jay Russell started on the front row for the thirty-lap-feature with Jennings jumping out into the lead aboard his Patterson Elite powered Maxim #1j sprinter. Russell, Cornell, Brandon Hanks and Zach Chappell were the top five after the first lap was complete before the caution quickly waved when current series points leader Jeremy Campbell and his familiar Schroeder Racing Engines powered Maxim; Dan's Cycle/Scott's Well Service/BEPC/Knoche Farms/JP Agronomy/HRP/DMI Penske #10c came to a stop on the front stretch with a broke bolt steering arm.

Jennings jumped ahead of the rest of the field on the restart while Hanks passed Russell for second, only to see Russell regain the position one lap later. Jennings lead was six car lengths by the time he approached slower cars on lap eight. However, while working the middle of the three-eighths mile oval, Jennings mount became unstable in the corners allowing Russell to close his deficit to three-car-lengths.

On lap thirteen, Russell drove low entering turns one and two and throttled in front of Jennings entering the back-stretch while Hanks followed into the runner-up position, dropping Jennings back to third.

At the races midway point, Russell opened a half-stretch lead over Hanks while eighth-starting Alex Sewell, Jennings and Cornell were the top five. Russell still worked his way through lapped traffic and that allowed the current ASCS Red River region points leader to close as Sewell quickly got on the leader’s rear bumper.

Sewell was able to make a strong run entering the middle of turns three and four and would pass Russell for the lead on lap twenty-two.

Lap twenty-two saw Mike Goodman bring out the caution as he came to a stop at the top of turn four allowing no lapped cars between the front runners. On the restart, Cornell passed Russell for the runner-up position and set his sights on the leader. Hanks strong run would come to an end on lap twenty-six when he broke on the front stretch after running in fourth.

The restart saw Sewell still out front, but Cornell would get a strong run down low in turns one and two and drifter up in an attempt to take the lead. However, Sewell maintained the lead entering the back-stretch – only to see Cornell get passed the leader exiting turn four to take the lead on lap twenty-seven.

The night’s final caution would wave with three laps to go when Don Droud, Jr. and his Don Ott powered Schnee chassis came to a stop at the top of turn four.

On the final restart there was no stopping Cornell as he would cruise the rest of the way for his second NCRA feature victory in a row and his third-straight ASCS Red River region $2000 victory after winning the previous night at Humboldt Speedway and Friday night in their stand-alone event at Caney Valley Speedway.

Russell settled for third while Zach Chappell steady performance during the thirty-lap event results in a fourth-place finish. Matt Howard of Lawrence, Missouri worked his way up from fourteenth starting position to round out the top five in his career-best NCRA feature finish.

The three-eight lap heat races for the twenty-three-car field were won by Hanks, Cornell and Chappell.

Next up for the NCRA 360-ci Sprint Car Series will be the annual “Mid-Summer Classic” as the tour heads to the 62nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals presented by Allen Samuels Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram on August 3-4. This year’s annual event atop the famed Kansas State Fairgrounds will pay $3000 to Saturday night’s championship feature finale.

NCRA/ASCS Red River Region

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

July 14, 2018

23 Cars

1st Heat (8 Laps) 1) 84-Brandon Hanks, [2]; 2) 1J-Danny Jennings, [7]; 3) 8-Alex Sewell, [4]; 4) 90-Lance Norick, [5]; 5) 98-J.D. Johnson, [8]; 6) 91Jeff Stasa, [6]; 7) 6-Kaden Taylor, [3]; 8) 5M-Charles McManus, [1]

2nd Heat (8 Laps): 1) 28-Jonathon Cornell, [3]; 2) 11G-Mike Goodman, [1]; 3) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [4]; 4) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [5]; 5) 88-Ray Seemann, [2]; 6) 37H-Matt Howard, [8]; 7) 85-Forrest Sutherland, [6]; 8.) 2J-J.R. Topper, [7]

3rd Heat (8 Laps): 1) 50Z-Zach Chappell, [1]; 2) 76-Jay Russell, [6]; 3) 20G-Jake Greider, [3]; 4) 1-Jon Freeman, [7]; 5) 52-Cody Karl, [5]; 6) 26MFred Mattox, [4]; 7) 9S-Kyle Clark, [2]

A Feature (8 Laps): 1) 28-Jonathon Cornell, [3]; 2) 8-Alex Sewell, [8]; 3) 76-Jay Russell, [2]; 4) 50Z-Zach Chappell, [5]; 5) 37H-Matt Howard, [14]; 6) 90-Lance Norick, [12]; 7) 1J-Danny Jennings, [1]; 8) 88-Ray Seemann, [16]; 9) 98-J.D. Johnson, [10]; 10) 20G-Jake Greider, [11]; 11) 91-Jeff Stasa, [17]; 12) 26M-Fred Mattox, [18]; 13) 81-Jon Freeman, [6]; 14) 92J-J.R. Topper, [21]; 15) 52-Cody Karl, [15]; 16) 5M-Charles McManus, [22]; 17) 84-Brandon Hanks, [4]; 18) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [9]; 19) 11G-Mike Goodman, [7]; 20) 85-Forrest Sutherland, [19]; 21) 6-Kaden Taylor, [20]; 22) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [13]; (DNS) 9S-Kyle Clark

Lap leaders: Jennings 1-13; Russell 14-21; Sewell 22-26; Cornell 27-30

 

 

D.J. Netto Wins Final Night Of Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest; Wins Speedweek Title

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy Of Stephanie Deatherage) Cottage Grove, Oregon- The 2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance, would wrap up on Saturday, July 14th at Cottage Grove Speedway. Twenty-seven cars would be in attendance for the last leg of competition on the series schedule. Teams in the pit area represented the states of Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, and Texas as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Hanford, California hot shoe D.J. Netto secured the lead right off the bat. Netto would pull away from the rest of the field and was the first to hit lapped traffic. Not wasting time maneuvering around the tail of the field he would make some very key moves that allowed him to retain the lead.

D.J. would be briefly challenged but stuck to his guns on the high side and kept his mount out in front. A lap twenty-six was the only stoppage of the race bunching up the field one final time. He would master the restart and went on to win his first career Speedweek Northwest victory. Netto would also be crowned the 2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest champion. He is the thirty-ninth different driver to have won a Speedweek Northwest victory and fourteenth different champion.

John Carney, of El Paso, Texas and racing for car owner Clayton Snow, finished second while Burlington, Washington’s Jason Solwold, running for Monica Baca and Mike Anderson, was third. Grabbing fourth would be Penngrove, California teenager Michael Kofoid, in the Doug and Kathy Rutz machine, while the top five was completed with Justyn Cox, from Clarksburg, California, in fifth.

Qualifying was split into two groups with Jason Solwold and Lake Stevens, Washington native Austen Wheatley getting fast time of the night. Heat races were won by Cam Smith of Mill Creek, Washington, Harrisburg teenager Tyler Thompson, John Carney, and D.J. Netto.

Benicia, California driver Billy Aton was victorious in the consolation feature while D.J. Netto won the Trophy Dash to start on the pole. Aton would win the BC Motorsports/Highline Performance Passmaster Award for passing the most cars during the week during the features.

That is a wrap for the 2018 schedule be on the lookout for the 2019 dates. For the latest news and information regarding the Western Sprint Tour be sure and visit sprints.nwextremseries.com or follow the Facebook page at “Western Sprint Tour”.

Race Results: Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Race #5 Saturday, July 14th, 2018 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 2. 7-John Carney II, ; 3. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 4. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 6. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 7. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; 8. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 9. 33H-Colton Heath, ; 10. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 11. 22-Garen Linder, ; 12. 26-Billy Aton, ; 13. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 14. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 15. 17-Cam Smith, ; 16. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 17. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 18. 34-Melissa Solesbee, ; 19. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 20. 21P-Robbie Price,

B Feature: 1. 26-Billy Aton, ; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 3. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 4. 34-Melissa Solesbee, ; 5. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 6. 12J-John Clark, ; 7. 9-Dustin Freitas, ; 8. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 9. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 10. 12H-Jake Haulot,

Dash: 1. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 2. 7-John Carney II, ; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 4. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; (DNS) 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; (DNS) 18-Jason Solwold,

Heat 1: 1. 17-Cam Smith, ; 2. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 3. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 4. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 5. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 6. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 7. 9-Dustin Freitas,

Heat 2: 1. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 2. 33H-Colton Heath, ; 3. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; 4. 21P-Robbie Price, ; 5. 26-Billy Aton, ; 6. 5-Brian Boswell,

Heat 3: 1. 7-John Carney II, ; 2. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 3. 22-Garen Linder, ; 4. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 5. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 6. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 7. 31C-Justyn Cox,

Heat 4: 1. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 2. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 5. 12J-John Clark, ; 6. 12H-Jake Haulot,

Qualifying 1: 1. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 2. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 3. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 4. 7-John Carney II, ; 5. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 6. 22-Garen Linder, ; 7. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 8. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 9. 17-Cam Smith, ; 10. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 11. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 12. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 13. 9-Dustin Freitas, ; 14. 4D-Cooper Desbiens,

Qualifying 2: 1. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; 2. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 3. 21P-Robbie Price, ; 4. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 5. 33H-Colton Heath, ; 6. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 7. 26-Billy Aton, ; 8. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 9. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 10. 12H-Jake Haulot, ; 11. 34-Melissa Solesbee, ; 12. 12J-John Clark, ; 13. 5-Brian Boswell

2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Schedule Monday, July 9th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California-CANCELLED Tuesday, July 10th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Willie Croft Wednesday, July 11th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon-Michael Kofoid Thursday, July 12th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon-Steven Tiner Friday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-Michael Kofoid Saturday, July 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-D.J. Netto

 

Jordan Finds Last Lap Inspiration for Mercer Summer Nationals Victory

(Mercer, PA July 14, 2018): Before a near-capacity crowd, Jordan Ryan scored the biggest win of his young career in the Summer Nationals at Mercer Raceway, Park. The victory was worth $3,500 to the driver from Castalia, OH, who recently took over the seat of the McClure Motorsports number 9.

Also taking wins were Josh Sliter in the Tribute to Mark Marcucci for the Modified Lites, Andy Buckley in the Open Stocks, and Levi Spinneweber in the Super 6 Late Models.

As the laps wound down in the Sprint Car feature, Jordan Ryan prayed, and he talked to Jason Johnson, and he asked others to watch over him, too. He realized when the red flag came out instead of the checkers, that he would be tested, but he had a plan. "I yanked the wing back a little more," figuring that his car would push a little. He was concerned that the second place car of Andrew Palker could blow by him on the outside on the restart, and that he would look stupid if he did. Everything worked out for Ryan, of course. "I've won a couple of other ones, but nothing like this," he exclaimed. "We needed to get the monkey off our back real bad this year, and to do it here, in this first event the Bovas, Priesters, and everybody else put on; man, it was just an awesome event and I can't wait to come back."

Jordan Ryan and Cody Bova had the first row for the start of the 30 lap A Main, with Trey Jacobs and Andrew Palker in the second row, and Craig Mintz and Dennis Wagner in row three. Ryan grabbed the early lead, with Bova in second, Palker third, Jacobs in fourth, and Mintz in fifth. Ryan's lead was erased on lap two, when Tracy Hines brought his machine to a stop in turn three.

When the green light came on again, Ryan easily pulled away from Bova. He had a lead of nearly two seconds when the caution came on for Michael Bauer's stop in turn four. Before the field could complete another lap, Gary Kreiss, Jr. flipped his mount in turn three. He was unhurt, but unable to continue in the race. When the cars were beginning to realign for the restart, Cody Bova pulled into the pits surrendering his second position. That moved Palker up a notch.

Jordan maintained his lead on the restart. Palker began moving around on the track in search of a faster line. He was unable to find one, however, and Jordan's lead was growing again. Palker got a break when Jeremy Kornbau and Henry Malcuit tangled in turn four with nine laps complete.

The racers finally got a long green flag run going on the ensuing restart. During the twenty lap span, Jordan caught the rear of the field and started to lap the slower machines. While doing so, he continued to lead Palker, Jacobs, Harble, and Zimbardi.
As the other lead cars began to pick their way through traffic, Jacobs started to apply some pressure on Palker for second, and Adam Kekich cracked the top five.

Jacobs was coming off turn four with the checkered flag in sight when the red flag was suddenly displayed. Kekich, who had reached the fourth position, flipped in turn two. His car caught fire, but he was extracted without injury.

That set up a one lap dash for the cash. Jordan got away cleanly. Palker tried to dive into turn one to make up some ground, but there was no catching Jordan on an unobstructed track. Crossing after them was Jacobs, Harble, and Zimbardi.

Brandon Matus was sixth, followed by Jack Sodeman, Jr. Mintz, Andy Feil, and Sye Lynch completed the top ten. Lynch was the hard charger, passing fourteen cars.

Twelve cars answered the call for the Sprint Car non-qualifiers race. Vincent Daugherty led wire to wire. Darin Gallagher was a close second. Kelsey Ivy, Jared McFarland, and Kayla Green were in the top five. Eric L. Williams, Davey Jones, George Englert, John McCracken, Jr., and Bob McMillen completed the top ten.

Heat winners in the 48 car field were Dennis Wagner, Mitch Harble, Trey Jacobs, Jared Zimbardi, Andrew Palker, and Cody Bova. The B Main winner was Carl Bowser. Mike Marano, II won the C Main. The Dashes went to Jordan Ryan and Cody Bova. The fastest qualifier was Brandon Spithaer, at 14.199 seconds. He was scheduled to start in row three of the A Main, but scratched. He received a consolation prize for his troubles.

Special awards were also presented to Kekich, as the hard luck driver; George Hobaugh, Jr., for the first Sprint Car flip of the night and also for the first wreck of the night; C.J. Jones for the highest finishing 360 Sprint; and Danny Smith for the longest tow. Two lap leader bonuses were collected by Ryan Jordan. Andrew Palker and Jared Zimbardi received bonuses for their respective top five finishes.

Rod Jones got out to a substantial lead in the fifteen lapper dedicated to the former Modified Lite track champion, Mark Marcucci, who lost his life in a highway accident. The race would pay $888 to the winner.

Josh Sliter chased Jones down and passed him in turn one on lap thirteen. A caution on the final lap gave Alan Dellinger a chance to overhaul Jones as well, but he was unable to complete the pass.

Shane Pfeuffer and Jacob Bova were fourth and fifth. Positions six through ten went to Chris Robinson, Mitch Ward, R.J. Pietz, Kenny Meadows, and Matt Ward.

Heat winners for the 49 car field were Sliter, Rod Jones, Jeff Teeters, Kenny Meadows, Alan Knepper, and Alan Dellinger. The twin B Mains went to Matt Ward and Shane Webb. Sliter also topped the speed charts in qualifications, with a lap of 18.993 seconds.

Additional awards were presented to Chris Robinson as the hard Charger, Ted Williams for hard luck, R.J. Pietz for eighth place in the feature, and Rod Jones for leading lap eight.

Tyler Purnell topped the ten-lap non-qualifiers race for the Mod Lites. Jacob Eakin was second in the affair that was marred by a number of cautions and a red flag for Roman Jones, who was not hurt in his wild ride. Dave Innes, Ayden Cipriano, Deric Ellsworth, Joey Sisk, Tiffany WIlliams, Ted Williams, Ed Mudrick, and Steve Mix, Jr. were other top ten finishers.

Andy Buckley pulled off a turn four pass on the final lap to steal the win from former track kingpin Rusty Moore. Moore led from the start of the twenty lapper. Buckley's win was worth $1,200. His car was in pieces in the weeks leading up to this race, as Buckley tore it down completely looking to find more speed and reliability.

Moore jumped out to an early lead over Exley, Bryan Wagner, Tim Bish, and Alan Dellinger. Bish climbed up to second just four laps into the fray. While he chased Moore, he was unable to mount a serious challenge for the lead. Exley regained second position on lap fifteen.

But, Buckley was the man on the move in the final laps of the race. he followed Exley into third, and took the second position with two to go. Buckely kept the charge going, and he closed in on Moore.

When Moore swung a little wide in turn four on the final lap, that opened up the bottom groove for Buckley. He had a full head of steam as he came off the fourth turn, and he barely beat Moore to the finish line!

Dellinger was third, followed by Tim Bish, and Curtis J. Bish. Exley held on for sixth. Bill Hurrelbrink, Jamie Sharba, Larry Kugel, and Bobby Heim rounded out the top ten.

Heat winners were Tim Bish, Wagner, and Moore. The B Main belonged to William Phillips. The fastest qualifier was Alan Dellinger, who toured the speedway in 18.195 seconds.

Curtis J. Bish was the hard charger, passing ten cars on his way to the front. Russ Coyne received a bonus for the highest placing car with a GM Crate engine.

Levi Spinneweber won the heat and the feature for te Super 6 Late Models. Frank McFeats, Jim Thompson, Ed Dunkle, Nathan Mechling, Mike Spinneweber, Curtis Stivason, and Dwight Boice completed the field.

The Bova, Williams, and Priester families, as well as the staff of Mercer Raceway Park want to than the fans and the racers for the tremendous show of support of this event.

Mercer Summer Nationals Sprint Cars: Jordan Ryan, Andrew Palker, Trey Jacobs, Mitch Harble, Jared Zimbardi, Brandon Matus, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Craig Mintz, Andy Feil, Sye Lynch, Dennis Wagner, Adam Kekich, Stewart Brubaker, Carl Bowser, Henry Malcuit, Dan Kuriger, Jeremy Kornbau, Cody Bova, Joe McEwen, Gary Kreiss, Jr., Michael Bauer, C.J. Jones, Tracy Hines, Ken Rossey, Brandon Spithaler (DNS).

Sprint Car Non-qualifiers Race: Vincent Daugherty, Darin Gallagher, Kelsey Ivy, Jared McFarland, Kayla Green, Eric L. Williams, Davey Jones, George Englert, John McCracken, Jr., Bob McMillen, J.J. Jones, Mike Lutz, Jr.

DNQ: Frankie Nervo, T.J. Michaels, George Hobaugh, Jr., Bryan Saulsbery, Arnie Kent, Larry Boyle, Danny Smith, Mike Marano, II, Don Blaney, Mark Rossey, Brent Matus.

Modified Lites: Josh Sliter, Rod Jones, Alan Dellinger, Shane Pfeuffer, Jacob Bova, Chris Robinson, Mitch Ward, R.J. Pietz, Kenny Meadows, Matt Ward, Chris Logan, Shane Webb, Bob Boano, Ted Williams, Sean Iftody, Logan Lewis, Mark Marcucci, Sr., Larry Bivivino, Nick Nash, Jason Darocha, Alan Knepper, Doug Jones, Dusty Frantz, Vivian Jones, Jeff Teeters.

Modified Lite Non-Qualifiers Race: Tyler Purnell, Jacob Eakin, Dave Innes, Ayden Cipriano, Deric Ellsworth, Joey Sisk, Tiffany WIlliams, Ted Williams, Ed Mudrick, Steve Mix, Jr., Mike Heverly, Ed Murdick, Amelia Clay, Larry Rhoads, Jason Grovey, Bobby Springer, Jordan Simmons, Mark Beveridge, Roman Jones, Brian Foley.

DNQ: Rob Meisener, Steve Mix, Mark Suchan, Taylor Suchan.

Open Stock Cars: Andy Buckley, Rusty Moore, Alan Dellinger, Tim Bish, Curtis J. Bish, Hunter Exley, Bill Hurrelbrink, Jamie Sharba, Larry Kugel, Bobby Heim, Ray Reynolds, Jamie Duncan, Pat Fielding, Jacob Billyk, Josh Seippel, Try Norman, Ryan Moyer, Charlie McMillen, Jarod Larson, Bryan Wagner, Gary Miller, Jimmy Kennekecht, Bill Phillips, Rusty Wheeler.

DNQ: Russ Coyne, Scott Byers, Steve Allison.

Super 6 Late Models: Levi Spinneweber, Frank McFeats, Jim Thompson, Ed Dunkle, Nathan Mechling, Mike Spinneweber, Curtis Stivason, Dwight Boice.

 

 

Grant Claims USAC Midwest Midget Championship Crown at Jefferson County Speedway

Lonnie Wheatley, FAIRBURY, Neb. (July 14, 2018) – Ione, California native Justin Grant etched his name into the record books as the inaugural champion of the USAC National series “Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget Championship presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation” by wiring the field in Saturday night’s 40-lap feature atop the 1/5-mile Jefferson County Speedway.

It wasn’t without a struggle though, as Grant had to outduel fellow front row starter and Clauson-Marshall Racing teammate Tyler Courtney much of the way before fending off current series points leader Logan Seavey over the closing rounds to become the series eighth different winner of the year through nine events.

With the triumph, the states to the left coast remain perfect on Nebraska’s Jefferson County soil in USAC Midget competition after Chad Boat topped the initial Fairbury event in 2016 and then Nevada’s Tanner Thorson topped last year’s tilt. Friday’s scheduled opening round of the Midwest Midget Championship fell victim to rain.

In the accompanying JayHusker Non-Wing Micro Sprint Car feature event, Lincoln’s Frank Galusha scored the victory for a third year in a row. This time, he had to outlast Locust Grove, Oklahoma’s Daison Pursley, who was gunning for a third win on the week after topping the Red Dirt Raceway card on Tuesday and then the Solomon Valley Raceway event on Wednesday. After a torrid duel, Galusha beat Pursley to the stripe with Tom Curran, Nathan Berkshire and Jake Galusha rounding out the top five.

In the 40-lap “Midwest Midget Championship” feature event, Courtney led the way to the green flag but it was fellow front row starter Grant jumping out front aboard the CMR NOS Energy Drink/Elk Grove Ford No. 17bc entry.

With Grant leading the way, Kevin Thomas, Jr., worked his way into second from the fourth starting position by the third round, only to have Courtney battle back into position by the 13th circuit. Courtney closed in and pressed Grant for the lead as the midway point approached with Seavey working his way into third aboard the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 67.

After a quick red flag for a Zane Hendricks turn four tumble with 26 laps in the books, Seavey battled past Courtney for second by the 30th round and threw the kitchen sink at Grant over the ensuing laps for the lead with the duo swapping the point on lap 35 before one final caution flew when Courtney slid to a stop in turn four.

Retaining the point, Grant got a strong restart to open up a several car-length advantage. Seavey closed back in with two laps to go, but couldn’t put together the winning combination to steal the win.

Thomas, Jr., chased Grant and Seavey to the line with Tanner Carrick and Brady Bacon rounding out the top five. Jerry Coons, Jr., rebounded from a mid-race spin to claim sixth with Jason McDougal, Tyler Thomas, Spencer Bayston and Kyle Craker completing the top ten.

Seavey opened the night by establishing a new track record of 10.742 seconds in Qualifying with Bacon, Boat and Thomas, Jr., winning heat races before Maria Cofer edged Petry teammate Coons, Jr., to win the “B” Main.

Along with title sponsor Riverside Chevrolet and presenting sponsors Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation, other sponsors that made this year’s Inaugural “Midwest Midget Championship” possible included Napa Auto Parts, Pollman Appliance, Chappell Roofing, Ole' Red 99.5, Side Trek Bar and Grill, Z-4 Trucking, Criner's Corner, Vaughn Contracting, Starr Plumbing, Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson County Visitors Committee, Budweiser, Hepfner Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Keizer Wheels, EMI, Mud-X, Speedway Motors, Outlaw Wings.

Results:

USAC Midgets – “Midwest Midget Championship” at Jefferson County Speedway, July 14, 2018

QUALIFYING: 1. Logan Seavey, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.742 (New Track Record); 2. Spencer Bayston, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.747; 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 63, Dooling-10.781; 4. Jerry Coons, Jr., 25, Petry/Goff-10.818; 5. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-10.893; 6. Justin Grant, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall/Wood-10.908; 7. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-10.959; 8. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-10.968; 9. Jason McDougal, 15, Petry/Goff-10.976; 10. Brady Bacon, 76m, FMR-11.008; 11. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-11.053; 12. Brayton Lynch, 1K, RKR-11.063; 13. Zane Hendricks, 27z, Tucker/Boat-11.091; 14. Sam Johnson, 72, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-11.103; 15. Kyle Craker, 76E, FMR-11.266; 16. Cole Bodine, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-11.320; 17. Maria Cofer, 35, Petry/Goff-11.358; 18. Lance Bennett, 10, Bennett-11.368; 19. Brett Becker, 2B, Becker-11.817; 20. Dustin Weland, 88w, Weland-11.837; 21. Glenn Waterland, 11c, Waterland-11.934; 22. Blaze Bennett, 10B, Bennett-12.067; 23. Curtis Spicer, 4, Spicer-12.715; 24. Olivia Bennett, 77, Bennett-13.635; 25. Dave Darland, 85, Central-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Bacon, 2. Courtney, 3. Seavey, 4. Bodine, 5. Hendricks, 6. B. Bennett, 7. Becker, 8. Coons, 9. Darland. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. Boat, 2. T. Thomas, 3. Bayston, 4. Carrick, 5. Johnson, 6. Weland, 7. Spicer, 8. Cofer. NT

CHALK STIX THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-5 transfer) 1. K. Thomas, 2. Grant, 3. McDougal, 4. Lynch, 5. Craker, 6. L. Bennett, 7. Waterland, 8. O. Bennett. NT

INDY RACE PARTS SEMI: (10 laps, top-7 transfer) 1. Cofer, 2. Coons, 3. Weland, 4. L. Bennett, 5. Spicer, 6. B. Bennett, 7. Waterland, 8. Darland, 9. Becker. 1:59.34 (New Track Record)

FEATURE: (40 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (2), 2. Logan Seavey (6), 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (4), 4. Tanner Carrick (3), 5. Brady Bacon (10), 6. Jerry Coons, Jr. (7), 7. Jason McDougal (9), 8. Tyler Thomas (11), 9. Spencer Bayston (5), 10. Kyle Craker (15), 11. Cole Bodine (16), 12. Chad Boat (8), 13. Brayton Lynch (12), 14. Sam Johnson (14), 15. Tyler Courtney (1), 16. Maria Cofer (17), 17. Dustin Weland (19), 18. Glenn Waterland (20), 19. Lance Bennett (18), 20. Zane Hendricks (13), 21. Blaze Bennett (21), 22. Curtis Spicer (22). NT

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**Hendricks flipped on lap 27 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-40 Grant.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Brady Bacon (10th to 5th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Brayton Lynch

 

 

NICHOLS WINS BCRA MIDGET MAIN AT STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY

by, Mark Sublett

Chad Nichols won his second straight Bay Cities Racing Association 30 lap Midget main event at the famed Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday night. Starting outside row two Nichols battled with Jesse Love from Menlo Park for second from the start, then tracked down race long leader Mark Maliepaard from Ripon to take the race lead with an inside pass in turn four on lap 20 to go on to take the win driving his Beast/Esslinger.

At the start of the 30 lap main event Maliepaard raced past pole sitter Love to take the lead after a lap was completed. Love and Nichols battled for second early with Nichols securing the spot by lap 5. Maliepaard held the lead with Nichols and Love in high speed pursuit racing nose to tail. The duo eventually caught up with Maliepaard and the three raced nose to tail for several laps until Nichols made his move entering turn three. He and Maliepaard waged a high speed duel with Nichols coming out on top on lap 20. Nichols increased his lead in the final 10 to go on to win it well. Maliepaard finished a strong second in his Beast/Esslinger after several challenges from rookie Love driving the Tres Van Dyne owned Beast/Van Dyne to a close third place finish. Frankie Guerrini III finished fourth in the Bob Rosen owned Beast/Fontana. The ageless veteran Floyd Alvis pulled in late to post a fifth place finish with Carson City long tow JR Williams sixth after exiting on lap 8. Rookie Cody Jessop had mechanical problems and was out on lap two. Veteran David Goodwill had motor issues all night after posting a solid fourth place qualifying run.

Eight lap heat races were won by Love and Maliepaard. Nichols posted the fastest time in qualifying with a 13.018 run on the banked quarter mile paved oval where the BCRA "Mighty Midgets" have run since 1948.

Main Event: (30 laps) 1. Chad Nichols 2. Mark Maliepaard 3. Jesse Love 4. Frankie Guerrini III 5. Floyd Alvis 6. JR Williams 7. Cody Jessop 8. David Goodwill

Heat 1 (8 laps): Love 2. Guerrini III 3. Alvis 4. Goodwill

Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Maliepaard 2. Nichols 3. Jessop 4. Williams

FAST TIME: Chad Nichols 13.018

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

NEW PHILIDELPHIA, Ohio – For the second year in a row, Jimmy McCune passed his young nephew to win during Saturday night’s Must See Racing Sprint Car Series feature at Midvale Speedway.

The elder McCune stormed to the inside in turn two when 20-year-old Anthony McCune got hung up behind the lap car of Joshua Sexton with 13 laps left, taking command of the 40-lap Buckeye State Shootout and never looking back after that.

Not even a late restart was enough to allow Anthony McCune to come back and challenge his uncle for the win, with Jimmy McCune holding on by .481 of a second for his third win in six starts this season.

Saturday night’s effort marked Jimmy McCune’s 27th career Must See Racing feature victory and his second-consecutive Buckeye State Shootout triumph at Midvale.

After the race, the three-time defending series champion and current points leader had nothing but praise for his nephew, who set fast time in qualifying and appeared to be on his way to his first win.

“He got shot out of a cannon at the start and I got stuck on the outside trying to get by guys, but I just had to be patient and in the end, it came back to us and he got stuck there in traffic,” said Jimmy McCune. “He had an awesome race car tonight. I saw him bulldoze his way inside … and I wasn’t expecting that. I didn’t think we had much for him, honestly.

“The one thing I knew we had in our favor was when I pulled in and saw all the (crate) cars from Lorain (County Speedway); that’s when I knew traffic would be a big factor, and it surely was for us tonight,” McCune added. “I could see it coming. I hate it for the kid … he was going for his first win and he had a heck of a race car, but sometimes they fall in your lap and this one did tonight.”

An inversion roll of 10 put Joe Speakman and Tom Jewell on the front row for the initial start, which saw Speakman struggle to get up to speed and Jewell dart away to a healthy advantage in the opening laps.

Driving out to nearly a two-second margin, the race’s first of two caution flags waved on lap six, when Aaron Pierce spun in turn two. Pierce then came around the track and made contact with Ryan Gillenwater during the caution period, resulting in a rough driving penalty and immediate ejection.

Anthony McCune, who drove from 10th on the grid to second before the caution, used an outside-inside sweep to pass Jewell for the lead on the lap seven restart and drove off into the distance as the leaders darted in and out of traffic through the middle stages of the event.

However, as lap traffic became more and more prevalent, Jimmy McCune’s No. 88 got larger and larger behind Anthony McCune’s leading machine.

Finally, with 13 laps left, the elder McCune made his move to the inside when Anthony was hung on the outside behind Sexton’s slower entry. A lap later, the caution flag waved for the final time when fourth-running Jewell and Adam Biltz tangled at the bottom of the second turn.

That set up a restart with 12 to go in which Anthony McCune could stay close to his uncle’s back bumper, but couldn’t get back alongside him despite getting a few looks in traffic in the final laps.

“Lapped traffic was really going all over the place there in the closing laps, and when you’re leading, it’s really hard to both predict where they’re going to go and then also defend from behind as well,” said Anthony McCune. “He had the advantage to see where I was going and made a different move, and it paid off for him. I hate it, but we still had a great night. This was the most fun I’ve had and the best car I’ve ever had at a race. We’re going to get one of these things soon.”

Ike Beasley completed the podium ahead of Ohio veterans Charlie Schultz and Jerry Caryer.

Bronzie Lawson IV, who had to change a radiator and battled torsion bar issues in qualifying, drove from last in the 21-car field to finish seventh, earning hard charger honors for the night after passing 14 cars.

Fourteen-year-old rookie J.J. Henes, son of supermodified ace Jon Henes, finished 11th in his series debut.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action July 27-28 at Wisconsin’s Madison Int’l Speedway and Illinois’ Rockford Speedway.

RACE RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Midvale Speedway; July 14, 2018

Fast Qualifier: 8-Anthony McCune, 12.383 seconds (first-career MSR fast time)

Heat Race Winners: Bronzie Lawson IV; Tom Geren; Ike Beasley

Sam Pierce Chevrolet A-Feature (40 laps): 1. Jimmy McCune, 2. Anthony McCune, 3. Ike Beasley, 4. Charlie Schultz, 5. Jerry Caryer, 6. Tom Jewell, 7. Bronzie Lawson IV, 8. Tom Geren, 9. Todd McQuillen, 10. Joshua Sexton, 11. J.J. Henes, 12. Rick Holley, 13. Jim Paller, 14. Anthony Linkenhoker, 15. Tony Grams, 16. Adam Biltz, 17. Tim Henthorne, 18. Kyle Watson, 19. Ryan Gillenwater, 20. Joe Speakman, 21. Aaron Pierce.

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

Grain Valley, MO - In dominating fashion, Jake Neuman snapped the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports winning streak in POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League competition. By winning the second night of the Second Annual Thunder in the Valley, Neuman and his family owned team are now one of three different car owners to capture victories throughout 2018 with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.

Neuman, hailing from New Berlin, Illinois, took the top spot from early race leader, Holly Shelton on lap 11 and set a blistering pace leaning against the tall Valley Speedway curb. Enduring a handful of yellows on his way to victory, Neuman was never seriously challenged. On the final lap in the final turn, last night's winner, Tucker Klaasmeyer threw a haymaker of a slide job from the second position entering turn three in hopes of possibly cutting of Neuman coming off four, but Neuman's head of steam was too much for the slide job to even threaten his lead. Klaasmeyer ultimately ended up spun around after hard contact with the cushion and finished 16th. Ryan Robinson took second with Holly Shelton in third, while Wesley Smith took fourth. Smith drove to fourth from 17th after taking the semi-feature victory. Kory Schudy completed the top five.

"I went out there and was looking at the top earlier when they were sheeps-footing it and watering it and just told my guys I would be up here," commented Jake Neuman. "It actually worked out. I messed up probably about five laps in a row and was afraid a Kunz car was going to catch me, but they didn't. I saw Tucker try to slide me down in three, but I just gassed it up because I wasn't going to let him get around me. I can't thank my sponsors, my family, and everyone that came out tonight enough."

"Last night I moved down too late and tonight I was trying to stay down there early on," said Ryan Robinson. "It was alright, I just can't thank my team and sponsors enough. All these race fans, they're true race fans sticking it out in all the rain and heat. It's been a tough week."

"I probably should have ran fourth," stated Holly Shelton. "It's unfortunate what happened to Tucker, but congrats to Ryan and Jake. They were quite a bit faster than me. I just couldn't figure out the right line. I led quite a few there at the beginning. But, it's fun racing with these guys. This car is fast and we're only getting better."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, Heat 2: 67 - HOLLY SHELTON, Heat 3: 28 - KORY SCHUDY, Heat 4: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN, Heat 5: 5D - ZACH DAUM
Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 44 - WESLEY SMITH

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 2. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 3. 67 - HOLLY SHELTON 4. 44 - WESLEY SMITH 5. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 6. 42 - HANK DAVIS 7. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 8. 93K - RILEY KREISEL 9. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 10. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 11. 28M - ACE MCCARTHY 12. 4A - CASEY SHUMAN 13. 51 - JOE B MILLER 14. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 15. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 16. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 17. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 18. 24 - HUNTER FISCHER 19. 17E - BLAKE EDWARDS 20. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 21. 5D - ZACH DAUM 22. 52 - CRAIG OAKES 23. 37 - CHETT GEHRKE 24. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 25. 321 - CHAD WINFREY

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KNOXVILLE RACEWAY, Knoxville, IA
July 14, 2018

410 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.815; 2. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (15), 15.927; 3. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.947; 4. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (2), 16.045; 5. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (1), 16.047; 6. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (19), 16.061; 7. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (17), 16.155; 8. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (6), 16.208; 9. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (16), 16.253; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (4), 16.281; 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (7), 16.292; 12. 9, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), 16.306; 13. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.334; 14. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (10), 16.385; 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (20), 16.452; 16. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (22), 16.549; 17. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (13), 16.594; 18. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (14), 16.624; 19. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (11), 16.676; 20. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (5), 17.331; 21. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (18), 17.348; 22. 97, Alan Gilbertson, Kasson, MN (21), 17.809;
Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Terry McCarl (6); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Tasker Phillips (4); 4. Jamie Ball (2); 5. Jordyn Brazier (5); 6. Cody Ledger (7); 7. Glen Saville (1); 8. Alan Gilbertson (8);
Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Mark Dobmeier (2); 2. Scott Bogucki (4); 3. RJ Johnson (3); 4. Carson McCarl (5); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (6); 6. Clyde Knipp (1); 7. Bob Weuve (7);
Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Matt Juhl (5); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Austin McCarl (6); 4. AJ Moeller (4); 5. Bobby Mincer (1); 6. Chase Wanner (7); 7. Rager Phillips (3);
A main, 20 Laps, No Time: 1. Austin McCarl (7); 2. Tasker Phillips (1); 3. Terry McCarl (8); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (5); 5. Carson McCarl (4); 6. Davey Heskin (9); 7. Brooke Tatnell (13); 8. Mark Dobmeier (11); 9. Matt Juhl (6); 10. Jordyn Brazier (2); 11. Rager Phillips (15); 12. RJ Johnson (12); 13. Cody Ledger (19); 14. Bobby Mincer (16); 15. Chase Wanner (20); 16. Glen Saville (18); 17. Alan Gilbertson (22); 18. Bob Weuve (21); 19. Clyde Knipp (17); 20. Scott Bogucki (3); 21. Jamie Ball (14); 22. AJ Moeller (10);

360 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.674; 2. 33M, Mason Daniel, Springville, CA (2), 16.697; 3. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (10), 16.749; 4. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (14), 16.756; 5. 1, Travis Rilat, Heath, TX (16), 16.76; 6. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (23), 16.761; 7. 9, Ryan Giles, Grimes, IA (27), 16.817; 8. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (17), 16.842; 9. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (29), 16.851; 10. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (5), 16.879; 11. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (8), 16.901; 12. 70, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (28), 16.902; 13. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (25), 16.909; 14. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (19), 16.944; 15. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (21), 17.003; 16. 36, Jason Martin, Liberal, KS (12), 17.072; 17. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (22), 17.081; 18. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (9), 17.123; 19. 88, Scottie McDonald, Porter, TX (18), 17.145; 20. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (20), 17.183; 21. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (13), 17.19; 22. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (7), 17.217; 23. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (24), 17.301; 24. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (4), 17.345; 25. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.406; 26. 57, Billy Butler, Sacramento, CA (26), 17.451; 27. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (11), 17.488; 28. 77X, Alex Hill, Six Nations, ONT, Ca (6), 17.649; 29. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (30), 17.7; 30. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (31), 17.755; 31. 03, Shayle Bade, Lincoln, NE (15), 17.797;
Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Matt Moro (3); 2. Travis Rilat (5); 3. Jon Agan (6); 4. Brad Comegys (1); 5. Nathan Mills (2); 6. Mitchell Alexander (7); 7. John Klabunde (8); 8. Carson McCarl (4);
Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Joe Beaver (1); 2. Mason Daniel (6); 3. Dylan Peterson (2); 4. Sawyer Phillips (5); 5. Ryan Roberts (4); 6. Christian Bowman (3); 7. Billy Butler (7); 8. Tanner Gebhardt (8);
Heat 3, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Cody Ledger (1); 2. Nate Van Haaften (3); 3. Ryan Giles (5); 4. Jamie Ball (4); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Shayle Bade (8); 7. Scottie McDonald (2);
Heat 4, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. McKenna Haase (2); 2. Calvin Landis (4); 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (5); 4. Jack Dover (6); 5. John Anderson (1); 6. Alex Hill (7); 7. Jason Martin (3);
B main, 10 Laps, No Time: 1. Jason Martin (1); 2. Brad Comegys (3); 3. Scottie McDonald (2); 4. Mitchell Alexander (5); 5. Alex Hill (8); 6. Billy Butler (6); 7. Tanner Gebhardt (10); 8. John Klabunde (9); 9. John Anderson (4); 10. Shayle Bade (11);
A main, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Giles (1); 2. Clint Garner (2); 3. Travis Rilat (4); 4. Jack Dover (3); 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (8); 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Jamie Ball (11); 8. Mason Daniel (6); 9. Matt Moro (9); 10. Carson McCarl (18); 11. Jon Agan (5); 12. Joe Beaver (15); 13. Calvin Landis (10); 14. Ryan Roberts (13); 15. Jason Martin (21); 16. Nate Van Haaften (12); 17. Scottie McDonald (23); 18. McKenna Haase (14); 19. Dylan Peterson (17); 20. Nathan Mills (20); 21. Christian Bowman (19); 22. Mitchell Alexander (24); 23. Brad Comegys (22); 24. Cody Ledger (16);

305 RESULTS

Time Trials, 1. 81E, Eric Bridger, Winterset, IA (5), 17.393; 2. 50, Mike Ayers, Waukee, IA (9), 17.589; 3. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (7), 17.607; 4. 33, Jayce Jenkins, Colfax, IA (2), 17.697; 5. 22, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.707; 6. 21, Evan Epperson, Muscatine, IA (15), 17.753; 7. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Papillion, NE (8), 17.77; 8. 1K, Kelby Watt, Adel, IA (6), 17.825; 9. 64C, Casey Greubel, Lacona, IA (3), 17.937; 10. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (1), 17.939; 11. 23K, Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (13), 17.957; 12. 26, Chase Young, Des Moines, IA (17), 18.019; 13. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (4), 18.175; 14. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (14), 18.477; 15. 68, Blain Petersen, Essex, IA (11), 18.74; 16. 11, Frank Rodgers III, Lucas, IA (12), 19.346; 17. 5W, Vance Weber, Lawrence, KS (16), 19.532;
Heat 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Rob Kubli (1); 2. Matthew Stelzer (3); 3. Casey Greubel (2); 4. Ryan Leavitt (4); 5. Eric Bridger (6); 6. Mike Mayberry (5); 7. Dan Henning (7); 8. Blain Petersen (8); 9. Vance Weber (9);
Heat 2, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Kelby Watt (3); 2. Chase Young (1); 3. Evan Epperson (4); 4. Jayce Jenkins (5); 5. Mike Ayers (6); 6. Jeff Wilke (2); 7. Brandon Worthington (7); 8. Frank Rodgers III (8);
A main, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Eric Bridger (1); 2. Kelby Watt (3); 3. Mike Ayers (2); 4. Jayce Jenkins (4); 5. Ryan Leavitt (7); 6. Matthew Stelzer (5); 7. Evan Epperson (6); 8. Rob Kubli (9); 9. Mike Mayberry (8); 10. Chase Young (11); 11. Dan Henning (13); 12. Casey Greubel (10); 13. Brandon Worthington (14); 14. Frank Rodgers III (16); 15. Jeff Wilke (12); 16. Vance Weber (17); 17. Blain Petersen (15);

Dirt Trucks RESULTS

Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Pat Graham (4); 2. Del Enos (1); 3. Jeff Johnson (6); 4. Rick Clark (5); 5. Justin Schroeder (2); 6. Lucas Richardson (3);
Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Myles Michehl (5); 2. Lou Sipolt (2); 3. Shonn Mapes (1); 4. Bryan Spangler (4); 5. Jeff Frevert (3);
A main, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Pat Graham (6); 2. Myles Michehl (2); 3. Jeff Johnson (5); 4. Rick Clark (7); 5. Bryan Spangler (8); 6. Lou Sipolt (1); 7. Shonn Mapes (3); 8. Jeff Frevert (10); 9. Lucas Richardson (11); 10. Del Enos (4); 11. Justin Schroeder (9);

 

 

Michael Kofoid Becomes First Repeat Winner Of 2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest; Wins First Night At CGS

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway would host the fourth round of the 2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance, schedule. Twenty-eight entries would fill up the pit area for their first of two nights at “The Grove”. The states of Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, and Texas were represented as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

In the main event Austen Wheatley showed the way in the opening laps. Wheatley, of Lake Stevens, Washington, was fast in preliminary action earlier in the evening despite making his first start of the week. He would be caught on the eleventh circuit by Penngrove, California’s Michael Kofoid.

Kofoid, racing for British Columbia car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz, would have to work his way through some very thick traffic but managed to retain the lead each time. There would be a couple of times when he would handle a lot of pressure but managed to keep all challengers in check. Kofoid would win his second Speedweek feature of the week and the second of his career.

Kyle Miller, from Salem and running for car owner Kady Adelman, was second over El Paso, Texas’ John Carney, in the Clayton Snow owned entry, in third. Austen Wheatley completed his night in fourth followed by fifth finishing Justyn Cox, of Clarksburg, California.

Qualifying was split into two groups with Mill Creek, Washington native Cam Smith and Michael Kofoid getting fast time of the night. Heat race winners were Harrisburg teenager Tyler Thomas, Jake Waddell of Roseburg, Benicia, California’s Billy Aton, and Lucas Ashe from Cottonwood, California. Marysville, Washington pilot Colton Heath, in the Kelly Welch and Alan Larson owned entry, won the consolation feature. Austen Wheatley won the Trophy Dash to earn the inside front row starting position.

Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance, concludes on Saturday, the 14th, at Cottage Grove Speedway. Tickets are Adults $15.00, Juniors (13-17)/Seniors (62+)/Military $12.00, Kids (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) FREE. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

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Race Results: Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Race #4 Friday, July 13th, 2018 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 2. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 3. 7-John Carney II, ; 4. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 6. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 7. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 8. 17-Cam Smith, ; 9. 22-Garen Linder, ; 10. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 11. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 12. 26-Billy Aton, ; 13. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 14. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 15. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 16. 33H-Colton Heath, ; 17. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 18. 12H-Jake Haulot, ; 19. 34S-Melissa Solesbee, ; 20. 9-Dustin Freitas, ; 21. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 22. 21P-Robbie Price, ; 23. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 24. 2K-Kyle Offill,

B Feature: 1. 33H-Colton Heath, ; 2. 34S-Melissa Solesbee, ; 3. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 4. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 5. 9-Dustin Freitas, ; 6. 12J-John Clark, ; 7. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 8. 34-T.J. Richman,

Dash: 1. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; 2. 7-John Carney II, ; 3. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 6. 17-Cam Smith,

Heat 1: 1. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 2. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 3. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 4. 22-Garen Linder, ; 5. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 6. 34S-Melissa Solesbee, ; 7. 70-Raquel Ivie,

Heat 2: 1. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 2. 12H-Jake Haulot, ; 3. 17-Cam Smith, ; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 5. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 6. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 7. 9-Dustin Freitas,

Heat 3: 1. 26-Billy Aton, ; 2. 21P-Robbie Price, ; 3. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 4. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; 5. 33H-Colton Heath, ; 6. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 7. 12J-John Clark,

Heat 4: 1. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 2. 7-John Carney II, ; 3. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 6. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 7. 34-T.J. Richman,

Qualifying 1: 1. 17-Cam Smith, ; 2. 45-Austen Wheatley, ; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 4. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 5. 22-Garen Linder, ; 6. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 7. 34S-Melissa Solesbee, ; 8. 33H-Colton Heath, ; 9. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 10. 21P-Robbie Price, ; 11. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 12. 26-Billy Aton, ; 13. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 14. 12J-John Clark,

Qualifying 2: 1. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 2. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 3. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 4. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 5. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 6. 7-John Carney II, ; 7. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 8. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 9. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 10. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 11. 12H-Jake Haulot, ; 12. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 13. 9-Dustin Freitas,

2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Schedule Monday, July 9th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California-CANCELLED Tuesday, July 10th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Willie Croft Wednesday, July 11th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon-Michael Kofoid Thursday, July 12th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon-Steven Tiner Friday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-Michael Kofoid Saturday, July 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon

 

 

Cockrum Is Seventh Different Non-Wing Sprint Winner, Watters Wins Thunder Car Rumble And McKenzie and Clark Also Score at Gas City

GAS CITY, Ind., July 14 — Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill. became the seventh different non-wing sprint car feature winner so far this season Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway during the Mid-Season Showdown, which had a “Christmas in July” theme. The Thunder Car Rumble ran true to its billing, as both the front and the rear of Jimmy Watters’ car were damaged but the Montpelier, Ind.-driver still became the fifth different winner in that division in 2018 and took the $700 top prize for that special race. Zeke McKenzie of Claypool, Ind. posted his third UMP modified feature victory of the year at the quarter-mile dirt oval, while Alyssa Clark of Columbia City, Ind. won the front-wheel drive feature for her first feature victory at Gas City this season.

Cockrum’s victory in the 25-lap sprint car feature was vindication for his efforts here on June 29, when he finished third by inches to winner C.J. Leary and runner-up Matt Westfall. This time the “Flying Fireman” started second and led every lap in Jamie and Michelle Paul’s High Asspirations Farms DRC No. 24P, which is based in Eaton, Ohio. Young Evan Mosley of Lapel, Ind. started fifth and finished second, while polesitter Ted Hines of New Castle, Ind. placed third. Braydan Willmington of Marulan, New South Wales, Australia placed fourth in only his second weekend racing a non-wing sprint car, while Cole Ketcham of Muncie, Ind. rounded out the top five.

Tyler Hewitt, Bryar Schroeter and Tony Main tangled in Turn 2 to cause a complete restart at the beginning of the race, but all three were able to restart. Point leader Clinton Boyles ran third in the early going, despite hitting Hines, who was second, in the rear on the backstretch on lap seven. Boyles passed Hines for second by slipping under him in Turn 1 with eight laps down, but had to give the position back when Parker Frederickson brought out the second caution when he stopped on the backstretch a few seconds later. On the ensuing restart Boyles went for a wild ride when he flipped very hard and high in Turn 4 to bring out a red flag. Luckily he got out of his wrecked car under his own power. As soon as the yellow waved for the field to get back underway, Adam Byrkett, who would have lined up third with Boyles’ retirement, gave up that position to report to the work area, although he returned to the rear of the field before the green waved again. One more yellow waved with 11 laps down when Brandon Mattox spun between Turns 3 and 4. Cockrum had his hands full getting through lapped traffic, but continued unabated for the victory. Mosley was fourth with five laps to go, but he passed Willmington on lap 19 for third and Hines for second on lap 22. Hines and Willmington were still duking it out on the white-flag lap, with Hines holding on for third.

Polesitter James Headley led the first 17 laps of the 20-lap Thunder Car Rumble until he was hit and rolled to a stop in the infield. That gave the lead to Watters, who had started tenth. He led the rest of the way to post the victory with his No. 2, which is sponsored by the Hoosier Pearl Company. D.J. Holt finished second with his Holt Auto Body No. 36, while Ron Flaugh finished third in the No. 5F sponsored by OJC Trucking. Kevin Kerlin and Braxton Strait finished fourth and fifth in the 22-car field.

McKenzie started fourth in the 20-lap UMP modified feature, took the lead from polesitter Bradley Jameson with a move to the outside coming out of Turn 4 on lap three, and won handily with his BZ Miller Farms No. 24. There was a big battle at the end for second between Garrett Jameson and Bub Roberts, who finished in that order. Two cars numbered 17 rounded out the top five, with Dillon Nusbaum fourth in the No. 17N and Michael Tarlton fifth in the No. 17T.

Clark started on the pole for the 15-lap FWD compact feature and led every lap in her No. 02, which is sponsored in part by URBTECH and Jerry’s Tire. Gage Allen finished second with Eric Solms’ Silver Bullet on his back bumper. James Headley Jr. and Randy Brommer rounded out the top five in the final race of a well-run program that ended at 10:20 p.m.

A highlight of the “Christmas in July” show was the appearance of a special guest from the North Pole, as Santa Claus distributed gifts to the kids as part of the opening ceremonies. During intermission the thunder car drivers threw Gas City Frisbees into the grandstands, many of which had gift cards taped to the underside.

Gas City will be dark for the next two Friday nights but will be back in action on Aug. 3, 17 and 31. The USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and the USSA Kenyon midgets visit Gas City on Sept. 7 in a card that includes three additional divisions, and the season concludes on Sept. 28 with the James Dean Classic.

For details on each program, please see the track’s schedule on its Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Ted Hines, 2. Clinton Boyles, 3. Brandon Mattox, 4. Garrett Abrams, 5. Tyler Hewitt, 6. Aaron Davis, 7. Luke Harbison.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Braydan Willmington, 2. Evan Mosley, 3. Travis Hery, 4. Dallas Hewitt, 5. Jacob Gordon, 6. Bryar Schroeter, 7. David Gross.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Adam Byrkett, 3. Jamie Fredrickson, 4. Cole Ketcham, 5. Tony Main, 6. Parker Fredrickson.

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Evan Mosley, 3. Ted Hines, 4. Braydan Willmington, 5. Cole Ketcham, 6. Dallas Hewitt, 7. Travis Hery, 8. Tyler Hewitt, 9. Tony Main, 10. Jacob Gordon, 11. Brandon Mattox, 12. Adam Byrkett, 13. Luke Harbison, 14. Aaron Davis, 15. Jamie Fredrickson, 16. David Gross, 17. Clinton Boyles, 18. Garrett Abrams, 19. Parker Fredrickson, 20. Bryar Schroeter.

Thunder Car Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Randy Lines, 2. Ron Flaugh, 3. Kevin Kerlin, 4. Jimmy Watters, 5. Bryce Krider, 6. Mike Oler, 7. Stevie Clark.

Thunder Car Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. Mike Reitz, 3. Wryan Collis, 4. Rick Paul, 5. Bob Byrley, 6. Mark Keith, 7. Justin Wheeler.

Thunder Car Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. D.J. Holt, 2. Braxton Strait, 3. Greg Marlow, 4. Joshua Hotsinpiller, 5. Greg Long, 6. Roy Mulkey Jr., 7. Shane Richardson.

Thunder Car Dash (5 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. Ron Flaugh, 3. Randy Lines, 4. D.J. Holt, 5. Braxton Strait, 6. Mike Reitz.

Thunder Car Feature (20 Laps): 1. Jimmy Watters, 2. D.J. Holt, 3. Ron Flaugh, 4. Kevin Kerlin, 5. Braxton Strait, 6. Mike Reitz, 7. Greg Marlow, 8. Mike Oler, 9. Wryan Collis, 10. Kaleb Nutter, 11. Joshua Hotsinpiller, 12. Justin Wheeler, 13. James Headley, 14. Bryce Krider, 15. Roy Mulkey Jr., 16. Rick Paul, 17. Bob Byrley, 18. Shane Richardson, 19. Mark Keith, 20. Greg Long, 21. Randy Lines, 22. Stevie Clark.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Bub Roberts, 2. Jim Mallery, 3. Garrett Jameson, 4. Terry Sroufe, 5. J.J. Nordman, 6. Daniel Russell, 7. Zac Brubaker, 8. Lance Krider.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Bradley Jameson, 2. Zeke McKenzie, 3. Dillon Nusbaum, 4. Doug St. Myer, 5. Jessica Sroufe, 6. Michael Tarlton, 7. Jerry Bland Jr., 8. Andy Bishop.

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Zeke McKenzie, 2. Garrett Jameson, 3. Bub Roberts, 4. Dillon Nusbaum, 5. Michael Tarlton, 6. Jessica Sroufe, 7. Daniel Russell, 8. Jim Mallery, 9. J.J. Nordman, 10. Zac Brubaker, 11. Mason Stewart, 12. Jerry Bland Jr., 13. Bradley Jameson, 14. Lance Krider, 15. Terry Sroufe, 16. Andy Bishop (DNS).

FWD Compact Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Alyssa Clark, 2. Gage Allen, 3. Billy Beard, 4. Don Vanbuskirk, 5. Brandon Nutter, 6. Kolten Sollars.

FWD Compact Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. Randy Brommer, 2. Eric Solms, 3. James Headley Jr., 4. Brad Evans, 5. Robbie White, 6. Storm Hayes.

FWD Compact Feature (15 laps): 1. Alyssa Clark, 2. Gage Allen, 3. Eric Solms, 4. James Headley Jr., 5. Randy Brommer, 6. Billy Beard, 7. Brad Evans, 8. Robbie White, 9. Brandon Nutter, 10. Storm Hayes, 11. Don Vanbuskirk, 12. Kolten Sollars.

 

 

Jimmy Kouba First At Spring Lake Speedway In First Traditional Sprint Show Unity, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-13-18)

The POWRi UMSS Lucas Oil Traditional Sprint Car Series was making its first-ever appearance at the Spring Lake Speedway along with the Wisconsin WingLESS sprints from southern Wisconsin on Friday the 13th of July. In fact, it was the first time wingless sprints had ever raced at the track dating back to the old Monster Hall name. Veteran driver Jimmy Kouba from Byron, MN topped the 20 car field when he took the lead on lap 10 from Brad Peterson and drove to his 12th career TSCS feature victory. Kouba parked his 2k non-winged sprinter in Rock Auto Victory Lane at the conclusion of the 25 lap main event. The win paid Kouba $500.

Winners of the three 10-lap heat races included Jimmy Kouba in the Pirtek Fluid Handling Solutions heat, Jake Kouba in the Rock Auto heat and Neal Matuska in the GRP Motorsports heat. All three heats ran caution-free. The POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprints also ran a six lap Rock Auto Barb Brandt Memorial Dash for Cash. The top two finishers in each heat race redrew and it was Peterson and Blake Anderson on the front row. A quick six laps later saw Peterson pocket the $140 winner's share. As usual, passing and finishing points from the heats were used in determining the starting lineup for the feature with the top six cars redrawing. For the 25 lap main event, it would be Anderson and Peterson swapping front row starting spots.

Peterson immediately took the lead on the opening lap and looked strong up front. However, Jimmy Kouba was quickly passing cars from his sixth starting position and was soon in second just a few laps into the race. The first caution flew when Jake Kouba got crossed up exiting turn two and spun around. On the restart, Jon Lewerer and Mike Mueller made some contact entering turn three with Lewerer's car taking a heavy tumble into turn three, rolling over numerous times. Jon was okay but the same could not be said for his destroyed sprint car. Jon reported that they will regroup but likely not be back out until next season. Lewerer was currently in fourth place in the season point standings.

Peterson continued to lead on the restart following the red flag, but Jimmy Kouba applied the pressure and made the winning pass on lap ten in turn three. Just two laps later, Peterson and Craig Campton made contact in the same corner with Peterson spinning around. Peterson was steamed about the incident but had to tag the tail. The remaining 13 laps clicked off caution-free on Friday the 13th with Jimmy Kouba driving to a comfortable lead. Most of the fans however were focused on Anna Hippe. Anna started 12th on the grid and moved up to second in the latter stages of the race in a fine run forward. Current point leader and 2014 champion Cam Schafer rode home in third ahead of Campton and Anderson. Rounding out the top ten finishers were Bryan Roach, Doug Schenck, Matuska, Scott Brandt and Jake Kouba recovering from his lap six spin. Peterson finished 11th. Sixteen of the twenty starters were still running at the end.

The next race for the POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprints will see the series right back in action the following night July 14 at the Cedar Lake Speedway along with the UMSS 360 winged sprints for another CLS Shootout Series event. The wing portion will be a Midwest Power Series race as well. Keep tabs on all of the POWRi UMSS Lucas Oil Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com or by following the series on Facebook and My Race Pass.

TSCS Race Results - Spring Lake Speedway July 13, 2018 (Race #11)

POWRi Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [6]; 2. 16-Anna Hippe, [12]; 3. 14-Cam Schafer, [10]; 4. 7S-Craig Campton, [8]; 5. 12X-Blake Anderson, [1]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach, [3]; 7. 71S-Doug Schenck, [11]; 8. 48-Neal Matuska, [4]; 9. 7-Scott Brandt, [9]; 10. 6-Jake Kouba, [5]; 11. 93-Brad Peterson, [2]; 12. 20-Natalie Klemko, [13]; 13. 1-Rod Colburn, [15]; 14. 4-Jordan Paulsen, [16]; 15. 70-Chris Klemko, [19]; 16. 22-Bruce Waterworth, [18]; 17. 0-John Fahl, [17]; 18. (DNF) 87-Mike Mueller, [7]; 19. (DNF) 69S-Jon Lewerer, [14]; 20. (DNF) 26T-Tyler Tischendorf, [20] Lap Leaders Peterson 1-9, Jimmy Kouba 10-25. Cautions: (2) yellows and (1) red.

Rock Auto Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 93-Brad Peterson, [1]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [3]; 3. 12X-Blake Anderson, [2]; 4. 48-Neal Matuska, [4]; 5. 6-Jake Kouba, [5]; 6. 7-Scott Brandt, [6] Lap Leader: Peterson 1-6. No cautions.

Pirtek Fluid Handling Solutions Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [2]; 2. 12X-Blake Anderson, [6]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller, [5]; 4. 7S-Craig Campton, [7]; 5. 1-Rod Colburn, [4]; 6. 70-Chris Klemko, [1]; 7. 26T-Tyler Tischendorf, [3] Lap Leader: Kouba 1-10. No cautions.

Rock Auto Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba, [2]; 2. 93-Brad Peterson, [3]; 3. 14-Cam Schafer, [4]; 4. 20-Natalie Klemko, [1]; 5. 71S-Doug Schenck, [7]; 6. 4-Jordan Paulsen, [6]; 7. 22-Bruce Waterworth, [5] Lap Leaders: Kouba 1-10. No cautions.

GRP Motorsports Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 48-Neal Matuska, [2]; 2. 7-Scott Brandt, [1]; 3. 99-Bryan Roach, [6]; 4. 16-Anna Hippe, [4]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [5]; 6. 0-John Fahl, [3] Lap Leader: Matuska 1-10. No cautions.

Footnote: Following the July 6 race at Cedar Lake Speedway, Harry Hanson was DQed for an illegal carb. All cars finishing from fifth on back in that race moved up one position in the standings.

 


 

Cornell Edges Goodman in NCRA/ASCS Red River Thriller!

Humboldt, Kansas – July 13, 2018 - Jonathan Cornell of Sedalia, Missouri got a strong run around race-long leader Mike Goodman entering turns three and four on the last lap and edged the Oklahoma veteran at the finish line to claim the thrilling National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products vs. American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products Red River Shootout event at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas on Friday night.

Matthew Howard and Goodman started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature with Goodman taking the lead as the green flag fell. Goodman worked the top of one and two and the bottom of three and four to perfection and kept a three to five car distance between himself and Sean McClelland. Goodman would with-stand a couple of cautions and one red flag until the caution fell with four laps to go to bunch up the field.

On the final restart Cornell, who started ninth, stayed glued to the leader’s rear bumper and dove low entering turns one and two for the next two laps before utilizing the top of those turns on the final lap. Entering turns three and four, Cornell drove in deeper and pulled along side the leader and would edge out Goodman for the 0.026 victory margin.

It was Cornells first-career NCRA victory and second last-lap pass for victory with the ASCS as he accomplished the feat one night earlier in Caney, Kansas. He also became the seventh different NCRA feature winner in the seven events held thus far this season.

Current ASCS Red River region point leader Alex Sewell worked his way up from his fifteenth-starting position to finish third while current NCRA point leader Jeremy Campbell of Wichita, driving the Dan's Cycle/Scott's Well Service/BEPC/Knoche Farms/ JP Agronomy/HRP/DMI Penske sponsored #10c; got his Schroeder Racing Engines powered Maxim chassis hooked up late to finish fourth from his sixteenth starting position. Don Droud, Jr., currently third in the NCRA point standings, rounded out the top five.

The four, eight lap heat races for the thirty-car-field were won by J.R. Topper, Droud, Jr., Howard and Goodman while Sewell claimed the night’s twelve lap “B” feature.

Both series will now head to 81 Speedway in Park City tonight (Saturday) to wrap up the weekend for both.

NCRA/ASCS Red River Region Sprints

Humboldt Speedway/Humboldt, Kansas

July 13, 2018

30 Cars

1st Heat (8 Laps): 1) J.R. Topper, 2) Casey Wills, 3) Brandon Hanks, 4) Ray Seeman, 5) Alex Sewell, 6) Jake Greider, 7) Cameron Hagen, 8) Jared Sewell

2nd Heat (8 Laps): 1) Don Droud, Jr., 2) Chance Morton, 3) Jeremy Campbell, 4) Forrest Southerland, 5) Zach Chappell, 6) Kyle Clark, 7) Jeff Stasa, 8) Kaden Taylor

3rd Heat (8 Laps): 1) Matthew Howard, 2) Sean McClelland, 3) Danny Jennings, 4) Jay Russell, 5) Cody Karl, 6) J.D. Johnson, 7) Charles McManus

4th Heat (8 Laps): 1) Mike Goodman, 2) Lance Norick, 3) Jonathan Cornell, 4) Jason Martin, 5) Fred Mattox, 6) Andrew Deal, 7) Wyatt Burks

B Feature (12 Laps): 1) Alex Sewell, 2) Jeremy Campbell, 3) Jason Martin, 4) Kyle Clark, 5) Fred Mattox, 6) J.D. Johnson, 7) Jake Greider, 8) Jeff Stasa, 9) Kaden Taylor, 10) Cody Karl, 11) Jared Sewell, 12) Forrest Southerland, 13) Charles McManus, 14) Cameron Hagen, 15) Andrew Deal, 16) Wyatt Burks

A Feature (25 Laps): 1) [9] Jonathan Cornell, 2) [2 ]Mike Goodman, 3) [15] Alex Sewell, 4) [16] Jeremy Campbell, 5) [7] Don Droud, Jr., 6) [4] Casey Wills, 7) [3] Chance Morton, 8) [13] Zach Chappell, 9) [19] Fred Mattox, 10) [5] J.R. Topper, 11) [20] J.D. Johnson, 12) [10] Jay Russell, 13) [1] Matthew Howard, 14) [17] Jason Martin, 15) [6] Sean McClelland, 16) [11] Lance Norick, 17) [12] Brandon Hanks, 18) [8] Ray Seeman, 19) [14] Danny Jennings, 20) [18] Kyle Clark

 

Roepke gets 1st FAST win of 2018 at Limaland

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Contact: brianliskai@ymail.com

LIMA, Ohio – The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro has always had a nice mixture of young up-and-coming drivers and veteran talent. It was the veterans who showed they still can pilot a sprint car Friday, July 13 at Limaland Motorsports Park. Elmore, Ohio’s Alvin "The Ripper" Roepke, a former 410 track champion at Attica Raceway Park and winner of the Brad Doty Classic, held off veteran John Ivy to take the A-main win in the second appearance of the FAST series in 2018 at the quarter-mile bullring.

To add to the “cool factor” - while most teams utilize enclosed trailers in today’s sprint car world, Roepke still tows his NAPA Auto Parts backed machine on an open trailer behind his van.

Roepke and Sandusky, Ohio’s Caleb Griffith led the field to green for the 25-lap FAST feature with Roepke gaining the advantage. The only caution of the event came on lap three for Kevin Mingus who spun in turn two. When the green reappeared Roepke continued to lead but as the laps wound down, Fremont, Ohio’s John Ivy – a FAST winner last week at Waynesfield Raceway Park – closed. Roepke held his familiar bottom line and held off Ivy’s challenge for his first win of 2018. Ivy settled for second with Jamie Miller, who has six total wins in 2018 including the early season FAST event at Limaland, rounding out the podium. Fremont, Ohio’s Seth Schneider and Ashland, Ohio’s Tyler Street completed the top five.

With his third place finish Miller will maintain his spot atop the FAST point standings over Ivy and Moore as the series heads to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 20 for a $1,000-to-win affair thanks to Griff’s Engines.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics gets back to action with a double-header weekend Friday, July 20 at Attica Raceway Park and Saturday, July 21 at Fremont Speedway.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont, Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. For more information call Jon Horn at 419-559-9449.

About Engine Pro

Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro products high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributed at enginepro.com.

Limaland Motorsports Park

July 13, 2018

JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby Clark; 2. 77I-John Ivy; 3. 26-Jamie Miller; 4. 97-Kyle Peters; 5. 36-Seth Schnieder; 6. 14-Luke Daughtery; 7. Z10-Kevin Mingus

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 4*-Tyler Street; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore; 5. 19R-Steve Rando; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice; 7. 47-Matt Lucius

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

1. 99-Alvin Roepke[1]; 2. 77I-John Ivy[3]; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4]; 4. 36-Seth Schnieder[9]; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[5]; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[7]; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[2]; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[6]; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[8]; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[12]; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[14]; 12. 19R-Steve Rando[10]; 13. Z10-Kevin Mingus[13]; 14. 14-Luke Daughtery[11]

Hard Charger: 36-Seth Schneider +5

 

Sprints On Dirt

ERIE, MI (July 14, 2018) –The King Engine Bearings King of Michigan Race #2 at Hartford Speedway on Friday the 13th was just what Litchfield, Michigan’s Chad Blonde needed. After being the bride’s maid several times this season, Blonde drove his Krieger Racing Engines powered Maxim to victory to the delight of the large, enthusiastic crowd that braved sweltering temperatures to see a great night of racing.

Steve Irwin, Fenton, Michigan, won the Engler Machine & Tool heat over Jay Steinebach, Hudsonville, Michigan, and Dustin Shriver, South Bend, Indiana. Andy Teunessen, Kalamazoo, Michigan, looked strong, winning the COMP Cams heat over Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio, and open-wheel standout Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, California. The RockAuto.com heat was worth the price of admission as Gregg Dalman (360 ci engine), Bellevue, Michigan, and Chad Blonde (410 ci engine), Litchfield, Michigan, put on a spectacular show swapping the lead numerous times with Dalman finally claiming the win over Blonde and 2016 SOD champion Brian Smith, Fremont, Ohio.

Pole starter Jay Steinebach led lap one before Blonde took the lead on lap two from his outside front row starting position. Blonde was in command, opening up a big lead as Steve Irwin, moved into second on lap six. Gregg Dalman, running a strong third, brought out the caution on lap twelve trying to avoid contact with a lapped car, ending his race. The caution gave Irwin a chance to challenge Blonde, and he momentarily inched ahead between turns one and two a lap later. Blonde was too strong though and motored away to a decisive win.

Sprints On Dirt returns to Hartford Speedway, July 27, August 10 for KoM race #4 presented by Merritt Speedway and Ti22 Performance. The King Engine Bearings King of Michigan finale takes place on August 31.

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

Group Time # Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 14.783 0 Steve Irwin

COMP Cams Heat 15.535 00 Thomas Meseraull

RockAuto.com Heat 15.749 5B Chad Blonde

Heat Races

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

# Driver Contingency

1 0 Steve Irwin

2 10s Jay Steinebach

3 3 Dustin Shriver Benic Enterprises

4 58 Tony Bures Racing Optics

5 24 Eric Smith

6 52 Zac Broughman

7 18 Michael Summers

COMP Cams Heat #2

# Driver Contingency

1 5 Andy Teunessen

2 7 Shawn Valenti

3 00 Thomas Meseraull Benic Enterprises

4 11 Trey Smith Racing Optics

5 4 Tyler Fitzpatrick

6 8 Justin Ward

7 1a Mark Aldrich

RockAuto.com Heat #3

# Driver Contingency

1 49T Gregg Dalman

2 5B Chad Blonde

3 2+ Brian Smith

4 5QB Quentin Blonde Racing Optics

5 0 Ricky Ferkel

6 24+ Mike Schumacher

7 8W Josh Ward

8 27W Ty Williams

Feature

# Driver Contingencies

1 5B Chad Blonde Rod End Supply

2 0 Steve Irwin Jim Coffey & Son Rod End Supply

3 7 Shawn Valenti Rod End Supply

4 00 Thomas Meseraull Schoenfeld Headers

5 10s Jay Steinebach ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6 2+ Brian Smith

7 5 Andy Teunessen

8 0 Ricky Ferkel

9 3 Dustin Shriver King Racing Products

10 11 Trey Smith

11 5QB Quentin Blonde Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12 4 Tyler Fitzpatrick

13 58 Tony Bures

14 18 Michael Summers

15 24 Eric Smith

16 24+ Mike Schumacher

17 27W Ty Williams

18 52 Zac Broughman

19 49T Gregg Dalman

20 8W Josh Ward

21 8 Justin Ward

22 1a Mark Aldrich

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Thomas Meseraull (+4)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Thomas Meseraull

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

ARP Corporation Lucky Dog – Justin Ward

Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Mark Aldrich

For more information about King Engine Bearings, go to www.kingbearings.com. Check out Hartford Speedway at www.hartfordspeedway.net. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics

Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

Klaasmeyer Victorious in Front of Hometown Crowd

Grain Valley, MO - Picking up his fifth win of 2018, Tucker Klaasmeyer took the checkers in front of a hometown crowd with the POWRi Lucas Oil National, West, and Outlaw Midget Leagues. Klaasmeyer of Paola, Kansas entered victory lane at Valley Speedway, which is the closest track to the hometown of the current point leader with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Klaasmeyer's win in the opening night of the Thunder in the Valley weekend also handed Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports their 15th POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory in 2018.

Starting in the seventh position, Klaasmeyer fell into eighth while early-race leader Cannon McIntosh set a blistering pace. By the time the first caution flew on lap 13, Klaasmeyer had advanced to third following the restart. Behind leader Ryan Robinson and McIntosh, Klaasmeyer immediately diced up the top three, taking second away from McIntosh, setting his sights on Robinson.

Following the red on lap 17 for Hank Davis, Klaasmeyer made his move, utilizing the bottom side of the high-banked quarter mile for the lead. Leading the remaining 13 laps, Klaasmeyer was followed to the checkers by Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate, Holly Shelton. Shelton advanced from seventeenth for a career-best second. Zach Daum rounded out the podium in third, while Kyle Schuett took fourth. Schuett advanced from 19th. Karter Sarff completed the top five.

"I didn't know if we were going to be able to get up there," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "Luckily the bottom came back in and we had that red to be able to get warned about it. Big shout out to Al and all the guys who split up this week. I think Keith will be pretty proud of us tonight without him here. I've got to thank them for all their hard work. It's pretty cool to win one with all these hometown fans here. We'll try to get another one tomorrow."

"That was quite the workout," stated Holly Shelton. "It's pretty hot out there. If I'm going to run second, there's no better person to run second to than Tucker. Al, Connor, Marc, Grant, they did a heck of a job with these three cars. Seventeenth to second, I'll take that any day. ."

"We've just got to start finishing better than we have in the first half of the year," said Zach Daum. "I just messed around on the bottom too long. I don't know when this place is going to figure out you can't build a home-made cushion and expect midgets to run on it. Don't get me wrong, I like it when it gets on the bottom because that's my style, but when it's one lane on the bottom like that, it's hard to pass and hard to race on it. We'll just try to make it better for tomorrow."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH, Heat 2: 42 - HANK DAVIS, Heat 3: 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON, Heat 4: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 67 - HOLLY SHELTON

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 2. 67 - HOLLY SHELTON 3. 5D - ZACH DAUM 4. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 5. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 6. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 7. 51 - JOE B MILLER 8. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 9. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 10. 93K - RILEY KREISEL 11. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 12. 88 - TYLER NELSON 13. 42 - HANK DAVIS 14. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 15. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 16. 321 - CHAD WINFREY 17. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 18. 37 - CHETT GEHRKE 19. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 20. 44 - WESLEY SMITH 21. 4A - CASEY SHUMAN 22. 81 - CHASE PORTER 23. 23 - HANNAH ADAIR

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

Tanner Tames The Great Race Place

For Immediate Release July 13th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Malta, NY  Matt Tanner came into Round number eight of the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series event at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway as a fill-in driver for the Mike VanDusen racing team. Tanner happily answered the call when the teams regular driver Billy VanInwegen could not attend the event and he did so in winning fashion as the Stephentown driver parked the number 56 in victory lane.

The win was the first of the season for the former series champion and the first of the season for the ProFab Engineering/VanDusen team.

Thomas Radivoy and Connecticut's Peter Dance led the stars and cars of the CRSA Sprint Car Series to the green with Radivoy, Dance and fourth place starter Tanner going three wide for the race lead through turns one and two. Tanner and Radivoy battled through turns three and four with Tanner leading the opening lap.

Current points leader and defending series champion Jeff Trombley would use his home-track knowledge to take over second early in the event and pressure Tanner. Tanner and Trombley would run one-two for most of the race with Trombley nosing out ahead at one point.

In the end no one had anything for Tanner who would pick up the 25 lap A-Main win a half second over Trombley, a hard charging Justin Mills, Darryl Ruggles and Tyler Cartier. Heat races were won by a trio of former Dirt Modified pilots  Dana Wagner, Trombley and Ruggles.

The Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to Mills while the Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Tanner.

Trombley came into the nights activities as the overall series points leader and Kennedy's of Troy I-90 Challenge Mini-Series points leader. His second-place finish keeps him on top in both standings. Second place in both standings was Thomas Radivoy. Radivoy had nose wing troubles and finished eleventh.

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to action Saturday night, July 21st at the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, New York. In addition to the regular 20 lap A-Main event, the rain postponed $1,000 to win A-Main from June 23rd will be held. Also, the Maguire Family of Dealerships Dash for Cash will be run.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy's Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny's Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger's Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

Round #8  Albany-Saratoga Speedway (25 laps)  Matt Tanner, Jeff Trombley, Justin Mills, Darryl Ruggles, Tyler Cartier, Jerry Sehn, Emily VanInwegen, Dana Wagner. Jake Karklin, Eric Jennings, Thomas Radivoy, Tyler Jashembowski, Peter Dance, Jesse Pruchnik, Johnny Kolosek, Luke Klob, Mike VanPelt (DNS), Link Pettit (DNS)

 

 

Steven Tiner "Parks It" At SSP For First Career Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest Win

By Ben Deatherage

Banks, Oregon- At Southern Oregon Speedway on July 17th, 2000 California young gun Steven Tiner made his main event debut with the Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest Series, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance. He would finish second that night to Brent Kaeding and would go on to become the driver with the second most feature Speedweek starts but without a single victory.

That would all change on Thursday, July 12th at Sunset Speedway Park for the third round of the 2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest schedule. Twenty-cars would fill the pit area representing the states of Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, and Texas as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.

It would take three attempts to get the first lap completed, as the first two would have incidents in both. Visalia, California’s Steven Tiner would seize the early race lead and looked very fast in the middle-high-side portion of the track. There were two additional caution flags but each restart Tiner managed to retain the top spot. Steven Tiner would become the third different winner of the week and the thirty-seventh different Speedweek Northwest winner since 1998. It is also the third straight night that there has been a first time Speedweek victor.

Jason Solwold, in the Monica Baca and Mike Anderson owned entry from Burlington, Washington, was second followed by Clarksburg, California’s Justyn Cox, in third. D.J. Netto, of Hanford, California, was fourth over fifth finishing Tracy, California teenager Kyle Offill.

Penngrove, California teenager Michael Kofoid, in the Doug and Kathy Rutz owned entry from British Columbia, was fast time of the night and set a new track record of 12.424 seconds. Heat races were won by Winsdor, California pilot John Clarke, Steven Tiner, and D.J. Netto. Jason Solwold won the Trophy Dash to start on the pole for the feature.

Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance, next visits Cottage Grove Speedway for the final two nights of racing on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, the 14th. Friday is T-Shirt Night so if you wear Cottage Grove Speedway apparel you get into the races for just $5.00. Adults are $13.00, Juniors (13-17)/Seniors (62+)/Military $10.00, Kids (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) FREE. Saturday prices are Adults $15.00, Juniors (13-17)/Seniors (62+)/Military $12.00, Kids (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) FREE. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

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Race Results:

Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Race #3

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Sunset Speedway Park

Banks, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 2. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 3. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 4. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 5. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 6. 7-John Carney II, ; 7. 26-Billy Aton, ; 8. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 9. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 10. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 11. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 12. 15R-Jake Gilman, ; 13. 12J-John Clark, ; 14. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 15. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 16. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 17. 34-T.J. Richman, ; 18. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 19. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; (DNS) 11X-Ariel Biggs,

Dash: 1. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 2. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 4. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 6. 8R-Michael Kofoid,

Heat 1: 1. 12J-John Clark, ; 2. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 3. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 4. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 5. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 6. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 7. 11X-Ariel Biggs,

Heat 2: 1. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 2. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 3. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 4. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 5. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 6. 18T-Tanner Holmes,

Heat 3: 1. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 2. 15R-Jake Gilman, ; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 4. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 5. 7-John Carney II, ; 6. 26-Billy Aton,

Qualifying: 1. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 2. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 3. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 6. 7-John Carney II, ; 7. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 8. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 9. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 10. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 11. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 12. 26-Billy Aton, ; 13. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 14. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 15. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 16. 12J-John Clark, ; 17. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 18. 15R-Jake Gilman, ; 19. 11X-Ariel Biggs, ; 20. 34-T.J. Richman,

Current Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Point Standings (Top Ten) 1. 88N-D.J. Netto 265; 2. 94-Steven Tiner 254; 3. 7-John Carney 247; 4. 8R-Michael Kofoid 234; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox 222; 6. 26-Billy Aton 217; 7. 2K-Kyle Offill 213; 8. 2JR-Kelly Miller 205; 9. 33-Lucas Ashe 204; 10. 21W-Jake Wheeler 193

2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Schedule Monday, July 9th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California-CANCELLED Tuesday, July 10th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Willie Croft Wednesday, July 11th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon-Michael Kofoid Thursday, July 12th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon-Steven Tiner Friday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Saturday, July 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon

 

 

Anderson Doubles up in Mods and Stocks, Roepke take 305 win at Limaland.

July 13, 2018 Lima OH by Gerry Keysor

After sitting dormant for a week, Limaland Motorsports Park was the place to be for great racing on Friday night. The JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series Sprint Cars took to the quarter mile bullring for the 2nd time in 2018 with Elmore, Ohio's Alvin Roepke grabbing the FAST win in the Napa No. 99. Tony Anderson doubled up in K&N Filters UMP Modifieds feature and Bud Thunderstock feature in his No. 22T machines.

Kicking off the racing action were the JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series Sprint Cars with their 25 lap A Main. Alvin Roepke and No. 11G Luke Griffith led the fied to gree with Roepke grabbing the early point. Caution would wave 1 time on lap 3 for the No. Z10 of Kevin Mingus spinning in turn 2. Roepke would continue to lead for the remainder of the 25 lap affair with No. 77i John Ivy making a late charge, closing to Roepke's rear bumper in the last 2 laps, but wasn't able to make a run at the end. No. 26 Jamie Miller ended up 3rd with No. 36 Seth Schnieder and No. 4* Tyler Street completing the top 5. Heat races were won by No. 8 Bobby Clark and Street.

Next up were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds in their 20 lap feature. UNOH Racer No.1 Brendan Rassel and No 3W Dylan Woodling would bring the field to green. Woodling would lead the first 4 laps on the bottom of the track with Woodling grabbing the point on lap 5. Several cautions on lap 6, 7, and 8 kept the field bunched up, culminating with a great battle between the top 4 cars of Woodling, Anderson, No. 16 Jeff Koz, No. 95J Jerry Bowersock and points leader No. 18 Ryan Sutter. Anderson grabbed the lead on lap 9 and survived 2 more restarts to win over a hard charging Koz. Bowere sock finished 3rd, with Sutter and No. 36 Brandon Vaughan completing the top 5. Heat races were won by Vaughan, No. 65 Todd Sherman, and Sutter.

Completing the nights racing action were the Budweiser Thunderstocks for their 15 lap A Main. UNOH Graduate No. 15 Kody Weisner and UNOH Racer No. 01 Dawson Backer would bring the field to green with Weisner grabbing the early lead. No. 82 Chris Douglas would power his to the point on lap 2, only to lose the lead on lap 3 while nearly spinning in turn 2. Douglas would fall all the way to the tail as the green flag stayed out while he gathered up his machine and continued on. Caution would wave on lap 6 for No. 89 Keith Shockency going around in turns 3 and 4. On the restart No. 463 Daniel Sanchez charged to the front on the restart, and No. 22T Tony Anderson fought his way through to the 2nd spot. Sanchez and Anderson would run side by side for the next 9 laps, trading the lead several times. Heading into turns 3 and 4 it was a dead heat until the No. 463 went up in smoke, allowing Anderson to win uncontested over Weisner, No. 463X Jordan Conover, UNOH Racer No. 00 Nick Ronnebaum finshed 4th and Sanchez limped across the line to finish 5th. Heat Races were won by Sanchez and Anderson.

Limaland Motorsports Park roars back to life next Friday July 20th as The University of Northwestern Ohio presents the UNOH 21st Anniversary. The 410 Non Wing Sprints will be action with the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds. Highlighting the nights racing will be the rescheduled 17th Annual Keysor Memorial presented by the Keysor Family for the Budweiser Thunderstocks. The Thunderstocks will compete for $1000 to win in the 17th running of the event honoring the memory of 1990 Limaland Stock Car Champion Bobby Keysor, and his father, Bill Keysor. Pit gates open at 4:30PM, Grandstand Gates open at 5PM, Hotlaps at 6:30PM, and Racing at 7:30PM. General admission for ages 16 and older $12, ages 11-15 $6, and kids 10 and under admitted FREE. Pit passes for all ages $25. Check out the details on this and all of the great events at Limaland Motorsports Park by visiting www.limaland.com or by checking us out on Facebook and Twitter.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/13/2018 Homeland Technology Group Night

JLH General Contractors FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 8-Bobby Clark; 2. 77I-John Ivy; 3. 26-Jamie Miller; 4. 97-Kyle Peters; 5. 36-Seth Schnieder; 6. 14-Luke Daughtery; 7. Z10-Kevin Mingus

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 4*-Tyler Street; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore; 5. 19R-Steve Rando; 6. 12-Kyle Cappdice; 7. 47-Matt Lucius

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 99-Alvin Roepke[1]; 2. 77I-John Ivy[3]; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4]; 4. 36-Seth Schnieder[9]; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[5]; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[7]; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[2]; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[6]; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[8]; 10. 12-Kyle Cappdice[12]; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[14]; 12. 19R-Steve Rando[10]; 13. Z10-Kevin Mingus[13]; 14. 14-Luke Daughtery[11]

 

 

Michael Kofoid Wins His First Career Speedweek Northwest Race At Willamette Speedway

By Ben Deatherage Lebanon, Oregon- Night two of the 2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance, would be at Willamette Speedway on Wednesday, July 11th. Twenty-nine race cars would make the trip to the historic 1/3-mile clay oval. The states of Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, and Texas were represented as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.

Michael Kofoid would lead the charge to the green and took control of the initial race lead. Kofoid, from Penngrove, California and racing for British Columbia car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz, set a torrid pace in open race track. But when they hit traffic he would feel some pressure from challengers and nearly was overtaken only for a caution to come out late in the main just in time.

The stoppage was well timed as it allowed for Kofoid to restart and operate in open track once more. He would master the final restart and come across the line as the winner for his first ever Speedweek Northwest victory. He becomes the thirty-seventh different driver to have scored a triumph during Speedweek in one-hundred-twelve races.

Tyler Thompson, from nearby Harrisburg, would record an incredible second over third finishing John Carney, racing for California car owner Clayton Snow, from El Paso, Texas. Hanford, California’s D.J. Netto grabbed fourth with the Dan and Cindi Menne owned mount, driver by Roseville, California gasser Sean Becker, in fifth.

Qualifying would be split into two separate groups with D.J. Netto and Tyler Thompson quickest. Heats were won by Roseburg native Jake Waddell, John Carney, Roseville, California’s Willie Croft, and Michael Kofoid. Kelly Miller, from Lethbridge, Alberta, would win the consolation feature.

The Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance, schedule will visit Sunset Speedway Park, in Banks, on Thursday, July 12th. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Time Trials begin at 5:30, with Racing kicking off at 6:30. Tickets are $16.00 for Adults and Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-17) $13.00. A Family Pass (Two Adults and up to four Youths) is offered for $55.00 while Premium Seats are available for $35.00 each. Tickets, apparel, and more can be purchased online at www.pnwdirtracing.com . For more information log on to www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com.

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Race Results: Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Race #2 Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 Willamette Speedway Lebanon, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 2. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 3. 7-John Carney II, ; 4. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 5. 75-Sean Becker, ; 6. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 7. 26-Billy Aton, ; 8. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 9. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 10. 3-J.J. Hickle, ; 11. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 12. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 13. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 14. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 15. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 16. 29-Willie Croft, ; 17. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 18. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 19. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 20. 9-Dustin Freitas,

B Feature: 1. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 2. 9-Dustin Freitas, ; 3. 3-J.J. Hickle, ; 4. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 5. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 6. 12J-John Clark, ; 7. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 8. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 9. 28-Mark Herz, ; 10. 11X-Ariel Biggs, ; 11. 15R-Jake Gilman, ; 12. 34-T.J. Richman, ; (DNS) 7N-Zack Lynskey,

Heat 1: 1. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 2. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 3. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 4. 9-Dustin Freitas, ; 5. 75-Sean Becker, ; 6. 3-J.J. Hickle, ; 7. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 8. 15R-Jake Gilman,

Heat 2: 1. 7-John Carney II, ; 2. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 3. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 4. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 5. 26-Billy Aton, ; 6. 28-Mark Herz, ; 7. 7N-Zack Lynskey,

Heat 3: 1. 29-Willie Croft, ; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 6. 11X-Ariel Biggs, ; 7. 5-Brian Boswell,

Heat 4: 1. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 2. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 3. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 4. 12J-John Clark, ; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 6. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 7. 34-T.J. Richman,

Qualifying 1: 1. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 2. 29-Willie Croft, ; 3. 75-Sean Becker, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 6. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 7. 18-Jason Solwold, ; 8. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 9. 10J-Jake Waddell, ; 10. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 11. 9-Dustin Freitas, ; 12. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 13. 3-J.J. Hickle, ; 14. 11X-Ariel Biggs, ; 15. 15R-Jake Gilman,

Qualifying 2: 1. 7T-Tyler Thompson, ; 2. 6A-Kyle Miller, ; 3. 26-Billy Aton, ; 4. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 5. 7-John Carney II, ; 6. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 7. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 8. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 9. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 10. 12J-John Clark, ; 11. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 12. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 13. 28-Mark Herz, ; 14. 34-T.J. Richman,

Current Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Point Standings (Top Ten) 1. 88N-D.J. Netto 183; 2. 7-John Carney II 172; 3. 29-Willie Croft 163; 4. 8R-Michael Kofoid 159; 5. 94-Steven Tiner 155; 6. 33-Lucas Ashe 147; T 26-Billy Aton 147; 8. 2JR-Kelly Miller 139; 9. 31C-Justyn Cox 138; 10. 2K-Kyle Offill 133

2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Schedule Monday, July 9th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California-CANCELLED Tuesday, July 10th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Willie Croft Wednesday, July 11th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon-Michael Kofoid Thursday, July 12th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon Friday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Saturday, July 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon

 

 

Willie Croft Wins Opening Night Of Speedweek Northwest

By Ben Deatherage

(Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Deatherage)

Coos Bay, Oregon- The 2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance, would kick off for the first time ever on a Tuesday night as well as the first time ever it has begun at Coos Bay Speedway. The Tuesday, July 10th affair would have nineteen cars open up the schedule at the “Clay By The Bay Of The West”. The states of Oregon, California, Texas, and Arizona would be represented as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.

Roseville, California driver Willie Croft would get out in front for the race lead at the drop of the initial green flag. He would build a sizable distance between him and the rest of the field on the long green flag runs but would be pressured a bit in lapped traffic. After a couple of key decision with the tail end of the pack in congestion he was able to pull away once again.

With a couple of key cautions coming out it allowed Croft to operate in open track. He would go unchallenged the rest of the distance and would win his first career Speedweek Northwest victory. He is also the eighth different winner in as many Speedweek races at Coos Bay Speedway.

D.J. Netto, of Hanford, California, was the runner-up followed by El Paso, Texas chauffeur John Carney II, in third, racing for California car owner Clayton Snow. The top five would be completed by fourth finishing Lucas Ashe, from Cottonwood, California, and Visalia, California driver Steven Tiner, in fifth.

D.J. Netto would set fast time of the night and set a new track record of 12.212 seconds. Heat race wins were collected by Lethbridge, Alberta’s Kelly Miller, Steven Tiner, and Penngrove, California teenager Michael Kofoid running for British Columbia car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz. Willie Croft was victorious in the Trophy Dash to earn his front row inside starting position.

The Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest, presented by BC Motorsport and Highline Performance, schedule will see Willamette Speedway as the next venue of action on Wednesday, July 11th. Front Gates open at 3:30 PM with Racing scheduled to get started around 6:00. Tickets are Adults $16.00, Junior/Military/Seniors $14.00, Youth $10.00, Kids 5 & Under FREE, and the Family Pass is $55.00. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pnwdirtracing.com . For more information log on to www.trophymotorsports.com.

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Race Results:

Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Race #1

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Coos Bay Speedway

Coos Bay, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 29-Willie Croft, ; 2. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 3. 7-John Carney II, ; 4. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 5. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 6. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 7. 26-Billy Aton, ; 8. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 9. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 10. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 11. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 12. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 13. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 14. 12J-John Clark, ; 15. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 16. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 17. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 18. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 19. 34-T.J. Richman,

Dash: 1. 29-Willie Croft, ; 2. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 3. 7-John Carney II, ; 4. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 5. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 6. 2JR-Kelly Miller,

Heat 1: 1. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 2. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 3. 29-Willie Croft, ; 4. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 6. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 7. 34-T.J. Richman,

Heat 2: 1. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 2. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 3. 7-John Carney II, ; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 5. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 6. 7N-Zack Lynskey,

Heat 3: 1. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 2. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 3. 12J-John Clark, ; 4. 26-Billy Aton, ; 5. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 6. 2-Alex Pettas,

Qualifying: 1. 88N-D.J. Netto, ; 2. 7H-Jake Haulot, ; 3. 33-Lucas Ashe, ; 4. 29-Willie Croft, ; 5. 7-John Carney II, ; 6. 26-Billy Aton, ; 7. 2JR-Kelly Miller, ; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox, ; 9. 8R-Michael Kofoid, ; 10. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 11. 94-Steven Tiner, ; 12. 2-Alex Pettas, ; 13. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 14. 7N-Zack Lynskey, ; 15. 12J-John Clark, ; 16. 5-Brian Boswell, ; 17. 2K-Kyle Offill, ; 18. 21W-Jake Wheeler, ; 19. 34-T.J. Richman

Current Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Point Standings (Top Ten)

1. 29-Willie Croft 95; T 88N-D.J. Netto 95; 3. 7-John Carney II 87; T 33-Lucas Ashe 87; 5. 94-Steven Tiner 80; 6. 2JR-Kelly Miller 74; T 31C-Justyn Cox 74; T 26-Billy Aton 74; 9. 21W-Jake Wheeler 66; T 8R-Michael Kofoid 66

2018 Champion Racing Oil Speedweek Northwest presented by BC Motorsports and Highline Performance Schedule Monday, July 9th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California-CANCELLED Tuesday, July 10th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Willie Croft Wednesday, July 11th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon Thursday, July 12th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon Friday, July 13th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon Saturday, July 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon

 

 

Bell Stays Perfect on Home Turf with Tuesday Night Thunder USAC Score

Lonnie Wheatley, MEEKER, Okla. (July 10, 2018) – Norman, Oklahoma native Christopher Bell continues to be seemingly unstoppable on his home turf.

For the fifth time this year, the NASCAR Xfinity Series title contender took to the dirt aboard a Keith Kunz Motorsports Midget in the Sooner State. And, for the fifth time this year, Bell came away with victory honors by driving the Toyota Racing No. 21 to victory lane in the 30-lap finale of “Tuesday Night Thunder” atop the ¼-mile Red Dirt Raceway as the USAC Midget series made a return to Oklahoma for the first time since 1975.

This time, Bell outdueled KKM teammate and current USAC Midget points leader Logan Seavey over the closing rounds to become the seventh different winner in as many series events in the opening leg of the Mid-America Midget Week that continues on throughout Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri with another four nights of competition over the next five nights.

“I hope you all liked that one, that was an awesome track and I can’t thank Cody Brewer enough for having us here,” Bell said in victory lane. “I couldn’t be more proud to have USAC back in Oklahoma and to get a win in front of this incredible crowd.”

Bell started the night by establishing the new USAC Midget track record of 13.558 seconds over a field of 33 in qualifying and then secured the sixth starting position in the feature by racing to a second place finish in his heat race.

With Bell gridding the feature outside the third row, it was pole starter Ryan Robinson gunning into the initial lead as fellow front row starter Tyler Courtney slid off the top of turn one after the first round to bring out the race’s first caution.

Tanner Carrick threw his hat into the lead mix, briefly slipping by Robinson for the point on the third round before Robinson surged back to the front. Seavey was on the move from the fifth starting position, working the low side to edge into the lead by the sixth round with Bell making his way to fourth the ninth circuit.

Bell rode the high side past Carrick and Robinson for second by the time Dave Darland slowed to bring out a caution after 14 laps and the battle was on.

Seavey stayed true to the low side and Bell worked the cushion in the ensuing laps, ultimately nosing into the lead by the 19th lap but not securing the point until low side traffic disrupted Seavey’s pace on the 25th lap.

One final caution for an Ace McCarthy spin in turn four with just three laps to go gave Seavey one last chance to knock off the two-time and reigning Chili Bowl Midget Nationals champion. But, Bell worked the low side of turns one and two and the top of turns three and four over the closing circuits to preserve the win.

“I’m just really fortunate to drive the cars that I do, I have some great teams and fast racecars,” Bell commented.

Sutter, California’s Seavey settled for runner-up honors in the Mobil 1 No. 67 Toyota entry. “It’s tough when the track changes like that,” Seavey said afterward. “I was committed to the bottom, I was just hoping he might make a mistake but he didn’t.”

Another Cali shoe, Carrick, rounded out the podium in third aboard another KKM entry. “I needed a couple of more laps, I think maybe we could have got to second,” he commented.

Tucson native Jerry Coons, Jr., raced from 10th to capture fourth with Broken Arrow native Brady Bacon rounding out the top five. Justin Grant was sixth ahead of Jason McDougal and Kevin Thomas, Jr., while defending series champion Spencer Bayston earned Hard Charger honors by racing from 18th to ninth. Courtney rallied to complete the top ten after his early mishap.

After Bell set quick time to start the night, Chad Boat, Tyler Thomas, Tucker Klaasmeyer and Bayston scored heat race wins before Carrick won the “B” Main.

The USAC Mid-America Midget Week continues with Wednesday’s “Chad McDaniel Memorial” at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, KS, before shifting to Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway for the “Midwest Midget Championship” on Friday and Saturday and then wrapping up at Missouri’s Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Sunday.

Results:

USAC Midgets – “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Red Dirt Raceway, July 10, 2018

Qualifying: 1. 21-Christopher Bell 13.558, 2. 71k-Tanner Carrick 13.597, 3. 27z-Zane Hendricks 13.628, 4. 67-Logan Seavey 13.647, 5. 17bc-Justin Grant 13.697, 6. 76m-Brady Bacon 13.727, 7. 7bc-Tyler Courtney 13.767, 8. 71-Ryan Robinson 13.837, 9. 8k-Jonathan Beason 13.880, 10. 25-Jerry Coons, Jr. 13.881, 11. 15-Jason McDougal 13.898, 12. 39bc-Cole Bodine 14.081, 13. 28-Ace McCarthy 14.092, 14. 25-Dave Darland 14.122, 15. 63-Kevin Thomas, Jr. 14.137, 16. 67k-Holly Shelton 14.216, 17. 76e-Kyle Craker 14.260, 18. 91T-Tyler Thomas 14.274, 19. 2s-Travis Scott 14.322, 20. 97-Spencer Bayston 14.443, 21. 84-Chad Boat 14.461, 22. 08-Cannon McIntosh 14.472, 23. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer 14.483, 24. 32-Trey Marcham 14.508, 25. 14-Holley Hollan 14.559, 26. 35-Maria Cofer 14.607, 27. 72-Sam Johnson 14.693, 28. 1k-Brayton Lynch 14.799, 29. 77-Payton Pierce 14.915, 30. 89jr-Todd McVay 15.098, 31. 4-Curtis Spicer 16.177, 32. 84s-Shaun Shapel 17.065, 33. 2b-Brett Becker NT.

Heat One (10 Laps): 1. 84-Chad Boat, 2. 21-Christopher Bell, 3. 17bc-Justin Grant, 4. 28-Ace McCarthy, 5. 76e-Kyle Craker, 6. 8k-Jonathan Beason, 7. 14-Holley Hollan, 8. 77-Payton Pierce, 9. 2b-Brett Becker

Heat Two (10 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas, 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh, 3. 85-Dave Darland, 4. 76m-Brady Bacon, 5. 25-Jerry Coons, Jr., 6. 71k-Tanner Carrick, 7. 35-Maria Cofer, 8. 89jr-Todd McVay.

Heat Three (10 Laps): 1.27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 2. 63-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. 15-Jason McDougal, 4. 7bc-Tyler Courtney, 5. 72-Sam Johnson, 6. 2s-Travis Scott, 7. 4-Curtis Spicer, 8. 27z-Zane Hendricks.

Heat Four (10 Laps): 1. 97-Spencer Bayston, 2. 67k-Holly Shelton, 3. 71-Ryan Robinson, 4. 67-Logan Seavey, 5. 39bc-Cole Bodine, 6. 32-Trey Marcham, 7. 1k-Brayton Lynch. DNS: 84s-Shaun Shapel.

“B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 71k-Tanner Carrick, 2. 25-Jerry Coons, Jr., 3. 76e-Kyle Craker, 4. 8k-Jonathan Beason, 5. 27z-Zane Hendricks, 6. 35-Maria Cofer, 7. 72-Sam Johnson, 8. 14-Holley Hollan, 9. 2s-Travis Scott, 10. 2b-Brett Becker, 11. 77-Payton Pierce, 12. 1k-Brayton Lynch, 13. 32-Trey Marcham, 14. 4-Curtis Spicer, 15. 39bc-Cole Bodine, 16. 89jr-Todd McVay. DNS: 84s-Shaun Shapel.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 21-Christopher Bell (6), 2. 67-Logan Seavey (5), 3. 71k-Tanner Carrick (7), 4. 25-Jerry Coons, Jr. (10), 5. 76m-Brady Bacon (3), 6. 17bc-Justin Grant (4), 7. 15-Jason McDougal (11), 8. 63-Kevin Thomas, Jr. (14), 9. 97-Spencer Bayston (18), 10. 7bc-Tyler Courtney (2), 11. 84-Chad Boat (19), 12. 67k-Holly Shelton (15), 13. 71-Ryan Robinson (1), 14. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer (21), 15. 91T-Tyler Thomas (17), 16. 1k-Brayton Lynch (24), 17. 8k-Jonathan Beason (9), 18. 08-Cannon McIntosh (20), 19. 27z-Zane Hendricks (8), 20. 76e-Kyle Craker (16), 21. 39b-Cole Bodine (23), 22. 28-Ace McCarthy (12), 23. 35-Maria Cofer (22), 24. 85-Dave Darland (13).

Lap Leaders: Ryan Robinson 1-2, Tanner Carrick 3, Ryan Robinson 3-5, Logan Seavey 6-18, Christopher Bell 19-30.

 

 

Schatz gets back on winning track, earns 4th Brad Doty Classic victory at Attica

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - When you win as much as Donny Schatz has with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, a weekend without a victory might seem...well...terrible. The nine time series champion got back to doing what he does best - win features Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park. The Fargo, North Dakota driver inherited the lead on lap 21 when Brent Marks suffered a flat right rear tire, and drove to his fourth victory in the 30th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics.

Schatz, who now has 13 World of Outlaw wins in 2018, tried an experimental car last weekend in Wisconsin, and the results were finishes of third and fourth place.

"Woo! We won the Brad Doty Classic again! Hats off to this whole Textron team. After last weekend with a third and fourth I felt like the world was caving in on us. We had an experimental race car, we tried a few things but brought out a normal car here tonight. We got really good results and I'm happy for these guys and happy to win the Brad Doty Classic in front of a full house. Thank you guys for packing the house and making it fun," said Schatz beside his Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Curb.com backed #15.

NASCAR star Kyle Larson, from Elk Grove, California, put on an exciting drive for the capacity crowd, storming from his 15th place starting position to a runner-up finish. Larson was put back to the second row in his heat by World of Outlaw officials for jumping the start which resulted in a third place finish, thus missing the dash and a top 12 starting position.

"We were able to rebound from 15th and get to second. I thought I had have a good shot at Donny running just off the bottom in one and two and I could run three and four a little bit better than him. But it was tough. You had to take care of your tire up there on the cushion and I'd make myself tight and I'd run harder the next lap and get through the middle okay but hanging on exit. Donny is so good around the bottom and middle and then he can still get up on the curb like that and run hard. He's the best out here. We were just a little bit short. Can't say enough about Paul Silva, Brandt, Finley Farms, Priority Aviation. It's fun to race in front of a big crowd; the Brad Doty Classic is always a big race. I'm happy I've been able to come the last two years and hopefully get a win in the future," Larson said.

Brownsburg, Indiana's Joey Saldana, who won the Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica at the end of the 2017 season, battled within the top three the entire 40 laps and settled for a third place finish.

"When these guys are racing night in and night out they are on their game and right now they're really on their game because it's the month of money and they know how important this month is. To bring the Rudeen team in here tonight with the quality of cars that are here to put it on the front stretch is awesome. I can't thank Kevin Rudeen enough for allowing me to race in a competitive race car and still be a husband and a father. You don't get to do that very much out here especially with the World of Outlaws. I just really would have loved to have won that. When you get to race the two best guys in the world...it's amazing that you get to race with them and see them on the front stretch, knowing it was that close. Only thing you can hope for is that they knew I was here tonight and hopefully we can do it again this weekend," said Saldana beside his Hagar Realty/HEMSaw/Race Rudeen Foundation backed #26.

Carson Macedo and Brent Marks brought the field to green for the 40-lap A-main with Marks holding off fourth starter Schatz for the lead with Macedo sliding back to third followed by Saldana, Rico Abreu and Aaron Reutzel. Greg Wilson coasted to a stop with two laps in and on the restart Marks pulled away from Schatz while Macedo and Saldana battled hard for third. Marks had built a five car length lead when Lee Jacobs stopped with six laps scored. Again on the restart Marks was able to pull away from Schatz while Macedo, Saldana, Abreu, Daryn Pittman and Reutzel gave chase.

By lap 10 Saldana reeled in Schatz and the pair started battling hard for second as Marks was on cruise control. Saldana was able to secure second on lap 13 when Reutzel brought out the caution with mechanical woes. On the double-file restart Marks again pulled away while Saldana and Schatz resumed their tremendous battle for second with Macedo and Abreu in tow. With 25 laps to go Larson had worked his way into the top five. At the half-way point Marks' lead was beginning to evaporate as the leaders prepared to enter into heavy lapped traffic.

Brad Sweet spun on lap 21 and Marks was forced to the work area with a flat right rear tire, handing the lead to Saldana. On the restart Schatz grabbed the lead but Saldana and now Larson made him work to maintain it. Larson took second on lap 24 from Saldana with Abreu and Macedo battling hard for fourth. Two cars who got the crowd's attention were Wilson, who worked his way to seventh after his early race mishap, and Sheldon Haudenschild who started 21st and was up to eighth.

Schatz caught the rear of the field with five laps to go and was able to rim-ride around them to maintain the lead, driving to the checkers over Larson, Saldana, Abreu and Macedo.

"Those yellows weren't really good for me. I needed to be in traffic and force them guys to move around. I did not expect the race track to stay that good on the lip. I thought maybe I'd be able to float the middle. I was really good early and could get the bottom every once and awhile. I thought man we'll just save our tires and it got to the top and I thought eventually it's going to get over the edge and it just didn't. So I had to get up there and go," Schatz explained.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 20 on Central Ohio Farmers/Smith Family Foods/ True Alpha Wealth Management Night. In action will be the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics; the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro paying $1,000 to win thanks to Griff's Engines of Sandusky, and the Attica Raceway Park/Oakshade Raceway Late Model Series Challenge.

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

Attica Raceway Park Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Brad Doty Classic World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Qualifying Flight-A

1. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.375; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.417; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.472; 4. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.48; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.528; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.532; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.578; 8. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.705; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.708; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.731; 11. 8M-T.J. Michael, 12.779; 12. 4H-Cap Henry, 12.782; 13. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.8; 14. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.86; 15. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.888; 16. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.921; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.926; 18. 9R-Jordan Ryan, 12.951; 19. 97-Broc Martin, 12.958; 20. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.001; 21. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.013; 22. 71H-Ryan Ruhl, 13.152; 23. 49J-Josh Schneiderman, 13.175; 24. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.463; 25. 7K-Cale Conley, NT

Qualifying Flight-B

1. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.582; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.738; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.76; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.802; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.912; 6. 19-Brent Marks, 12.917; 7. 5-David Gravel, 12.962; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.046; 9. 21-Dale Blaney, 13.063; 10. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.064; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.105; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.142; 13. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 13.217; 14. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.223; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.279; 16. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.339; 17. 23-D.J. Foos, 13.359; 18. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.421; 19. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.442; 20. 97W-Mitch Wormall, 13.725; 21. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.745; 22. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.894; 23. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.019; 24. 8J-Jess Stiger, 14.293; 25. 20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.531

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 5. 91-Cale Thomas [6]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 7. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [5]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 4. 8M-T.J. Michael [4]; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn [7]; 6. 22-Cole Duncan [5]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 8. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [8]

Heat #3 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 3. 4H-Cap Henry [4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 6. 9R-Jordan Ryan [6]; 7. 11N-Craig Mintz [5]; 8. 49D-Shawn Dancer [8]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [7]; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh [5]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [9]; 9. 5R-Byron Reed [6]

Heat #5 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 6. 23-D.J. Foos [6]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 8. 97W-Mitch Wormall [7]

Heat #6 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer

1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 4. 21-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger [8]; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker [5]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak [7]

Dash - Callies Performance Products (6 Laps)

1. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [1]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]

Dash #2 - Priority Aviation Dash (6 Laps)

1. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]

D-main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [3]; 2. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [1]; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger [7]; 5. 49D-Shawn Dancer [5]; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [8]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [2]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [9]; 10. 7K-Cale Conley [10]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [8]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 4. 9R-Jordan Ryan [3]; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 6. 97-Broc Martin [5]; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn [7]; 8. 49J-Josh Schneiderman [11]; 9. 97W-Mitch Wormall [10]; 10. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [12]; 11. 23-D.J. Foos [4]; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [9]

B-Main - Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer

1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 21-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [4]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 6. 8M-T.J. Michael [5]; 7. 16-Chris Andrews [14]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13]; 9. 91-Cale Thomas [11]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 11. 11N-Craig Mintz [9]; 12. 22-Cole Duncan [7]; 13. 5M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker [12]

A-main (40 Laps)

1. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [15]; 3. 26-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [21]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [18]; 9. 5-David Gravel [14]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 11. 83-Cory Eliason [9]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13]; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah [16]; 14. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [22]; 15. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 16. 18-Ian Madsen [23]; 17. 49-Brad Sweet [10]; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs [19]; 19. 8M-T.J. Michael [24]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [11]; 21. 21-Dale Blaney [20]; 22. 4H-Cap Henry [17]; 23. 19-Brent Marks [2]; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+14]

 


 

David Hibbard Wins Third Straight Sprint Car feature At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II White City, Oregon...July 7...Leading from the drop of the green flag, David Hibbard went on to win the 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event at Southern Oregon Speedway Saturday night. It was the third straight win and fourth of the season for the current point leader, and it came aboard his Dave's Carpet and Vinyl Liquidators sponsored mount.

David Hibbard kicked things into high gear in his six lap heat race as he held off Blaine Cory for the victory. Garen Linder made his first start in the class and outran Bailey Hibbard to win their race. Linder continued his momentum by holding off Hibbard to win the six lap Scramble. However, Hibbard charged into the Main Event lead as Bob Fredrickson waved the green flag. Linder was an early second ahead of Cory and Bailey Hibbard. Tanner Holmes raced past Bailey Hibbard for the fourth position on lap four, and Hibbard caught slower traffic by lap 11. Cory was starting to pressure Linder for the second position and made the pass on lap 15. However, David Hibbard had a good lead that he took to the checkered flag. Cory, who is the top rookie in the field, scored his second straight runner-up finish, followed by Linder, Holmes, Bailey Hibbard, Charlie Thompson, Jeffrey Hudson, Merissa Henson and Aaron Miller. Calvin Hibbard scratched early in the evening with motor problems.< br> The Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars return this Saturday night as part of Kids Night at the speedway. Joining them will be the Late Models, Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks and JOAT Labs Hornets. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars Heat 1-David Hibbard, Blaine Cory, Charlie Thompson, Jeffrey Hudson, Aaron Miller.

Heat 2-Garen Linder, Bailey Hibbard, Tanner Holmes, Merissa Henson.

Scramble-Garen Linder, David Hibbard, Blaine Cory, Bailey Hibbard.

Main Event-David Hibbard, Blaine Cory, Garen Linder, Tanner Holmes, Bailey Hibbard, Charlie Thompson, Jeffrey Hudson, Merissa Henson, Aaron Miller, Calvin Hibbard NS.

 

 

Matt Tanner Takes Checkers; Danny Varin Captures Second Donath Motor Worx CNY Speedweek Championship with Lucas Oil ESS at the Utica-Rome Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

VERNON, NY – Donath MotorWorx Central New York Speedweek came to a close on Sunday night at the Utica-Rome Speedway with another different winner in victory lane while a familiar face was able to grab the week long championship.

Matt Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., utilized the outside lane of the speedway to work his way from 12th up to the top spot to score his first win of the 2018 season with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. Tanner earned $2,500 for winning the E & V Energy, NAPA Auto Parts, Mach 1 Chassis 25-lap feature. Danny Varin’s second place finish was enough to secure him his second consecutive Speedweek championship.

“After the heat I was little disappointed honestly because I thought we had a really good car in hot laps, then we kind of lost it and then we redrew 12 and I thought we were done for the night,” said Tanner after the win. “The guys gave me an awesome car tonight. They went out and watered that top and that was perfect. Man, I can’t believe we won from 12th.”

Friday night’s feature winner Steve Poirier took the lead after starting second at the green. Unfortunately he was only able to lead a lap before driveline issues caused his No. 28FM to slow to a stop in the fourth corner. This handed the lead over to Saturday night winner Jordan Poirier.

Jordan brought the field back up to speed in his first ever visit to Utica-Rome Speedway while Tanner was busy flying around the top side. Tanner got to second on lap three of the feature when another caution was necessary for a slowing Mark Smith.

The restart was all Tanner needed to take his No. 90 to the lead. Jordan went to the bottom of turns one and two with Tanner rocketing around him on the outside to take the lead as they exited turn two. Jordan fought back on the bottom of turns three and four but it wasn’t enough to get back to Tanner.

Tanner paced the field with Varin, who started ninth taking over the second position on lap seven. Jordan was searching for a faster lane which Varin took advantage of. Varin worked the bottom of the speedway in turns one and two to get around Jordan for second.

The follow circuit Chuck Hebing entered the fray after starting 22nd. Hebing, like Tanner, was using the extreme outside of the speedway to make up ground. He blew by the field on the top allowing him to make huge gains in the early parts of the event.

“That second restart I was kind of worried because we were on the inside,” stated Tanner. “I kind of bullied my way to the top down the frontstretch because I knew no one was going to run up there. Everyone saw the water on the bottom. I got a little nervous when I saw the 00 (Varin) and the 45 (Hebing) from the B-Main, but we ran some good clean laps and put it away.”

Tanner got his first major taste of traffic just before the halfway point of the race. His lane around the top proved to be the place to be as much of the traffic went to the inside groove on the speedway giving Tanner an open look to get by. This forced Varin to alter his line to move to the outside.

The final stages of the race saw Varin begin to close in on Tanner as the top lane began to change. Tanner was able to ride high for the final few laps to pick up his third career win at the Utica-Rome Speedway with the Empire Super Sprints.

Varin, of Fonda, N.Y., worked as hard as he could to make the bottom of the speedway go. The top just proved to be too good over the course of the race to allow Varin to have a shot at Tanner.

“Halfway through I felt like we were tracking him down pretty good,” cited Varin. “The bottom just started getting a little slick and he was so good at rolling the black. Last time here I told my crew chief that Tanner had the fastest car and he showed it tonight.”

By virtue of his solid week, which included only one finish outside the top five, Varin joined Steve Poirier as a two-time Donath Motor Worx Central New York Speedweek Champion.

“It’s huge,” commented Varin about another title. “Last year I really didn’t care about the points. I really never even thought about it until Dean (Reynolds) ran up and told us we won the championship. I just didn’t think about it. This year we had everyone coming up to us letting us know where we stood.”

Chuck Hebing completed the night on the podium finishing third. Hebing worked the cushion throughout the race but could never gain enough ground to be able to challenge the top two before the checkered flag.

“I had a real good car but we got in trouble in the heat race and that got us way behind tonight,” said Hebing. “We had to run the B-Main. Starting 22nd in this group of people it is a tough go. We had a heck of a car. We had something for them but I think I used it up a little bit. We’ll take third with the way it started.”

Cory Sparks finished in the fourth position in his only Speedweek start while Mike Mahaney had his best run of the week finishing in fifth.

A Speedweek high of 42 cars filled the pits on a beautiful Sunday night.

Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek Night #5

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Utica-Rome Speedway – Matt Tanner ($2,585), Danny Varin ($1,510), Chuck Hebing ($1,200), Cory Sparks ($725), Mike Mahaney ($555), Larry Wight ($470), Bobby Varin ($455), Jordan Poirier ($495), Jason Barney ($535), Shawn Donath ($450), Paulie Colagiovanni ($395), Coleman Gulick ($345), Billy VanInwegen ($300), Dylan Westbrook ($375), Matt Billings ($300), Josh Pieniazek ($350), Chad Miller ($300), Jonathan Preston ($300), Jeff Cook ($100), Yan Bilodeau ($300), Keith Granholm ($300), Brett Wright ($100), Eddie Strada ($300), Paul Kinney ($350), Mark Smith ($350), Steve Poirier ($325)

Did Not Qualify – Emily VanInwegen, Sean Durand, Josh Flint, Dave Wickham, Ryan Harrison, Tyler Trump, Steve Glover, Dave Axton, Kelly Hebing, Dan Douville, Scott Holcomb, Mike Kiser, Denny Peebles, Bobby Hackel, James Hanson, Jeremiah Munson

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – B. Varin, Smith, Tanner, Gulick $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Westbrook, Sparks, S. Poirier, J. Poirier $25

Power Seal Power Move of the Night – Hebing $100

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Tanner $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – J. Poirier $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Hebing (18 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Westbrook $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Pieniazek $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Miller, Hebing - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Mahaney $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Colagiovanni $35

Prestige Pool and Spa/Cobra Coaches Dash – Barney ($125), Smith ($75), Donath ($50), Kinney ($50)

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Just Missed – Hackel, Peebles $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Tanner, D. Varin, Hebing $10

Hoosier Tire – Kinney $200

Final Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek Points.

Danny Varin 547 Steve Poirier 483 Jason Barney 475 Chuck Hebing 450 Shawn Donath 420 Matt Tanner 410 Mark Smith 392 Mike Mahaney 379 Paulie Colagiovanni Coleman Gulick 352

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Kyle Miller Wins Seventh Career Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals At CGS

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series would have their biggest race of the year on Saturday, July 7th. Cottage Grove Speedway would be the venue of action and it marked the fourth occasion that the series had ventured there in 2018. Twenty Non-Wing Sprint Cars from Oregon, Washington, and California comprised of the roster.

At the drop of the green flag, for the fifty-lap main event, Jonathan Jorgenson took to the front right off of the bat. Jorgenson, from Tacoma, Washington and racing for Sterling Kane, held the top position for an impressive amount of time. On the twenty-first lap Trent Carter made the pass on Jorgenson for first.

After a brief stoppage on lap twenty-three, for fuel, Carter would resume the race as the pace setter. Carter, now residing in Huntington Beach, California, would be ran down on the twenty-sixth pass around the ¼-mile. Kyle Miller would be the driver to make the decisive maneuver.

Kyle Miller, racing for Kady Adelman and from Salem, motored his mount away from the field and dominated the balance of the distance. Miller would cross the stripe in first to win his seventh career Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals. It his second WSS of 2018 and his sixth career series triumph.

Ricky Ashley, out of Thurston, rallied to runner-up finish followed by Trent Carter, in third. Jonathan Jorgenson ended his evening fourth with the top five being capped off by Lindsay Barney, of Eagle Creek, in fifth.

Kyle Miller would claim the Maxline Custom Cases Quick Time Award. Van Raden Industries heat race winners were Kyle Miller, Ricky Ashley, and the Rob Lindsey owned entry driven by Cottage Grove’s Nate Ellertson. Miller also went on to win the Herz Precision Part Pole Shootout to start up front but accepted the crowd’s challenge to start dead last. Miller would also be the Speedmart Inc. Hardcharger Award.

The Wingless Sprint Series return to racing on Saturday, July 21st. It will mark the return leg to Willamette Speedway where they battled it out on the 1/3-mile clay oval back in late June. For the latest news and information log on to wingless.nwextremeseries.com .

Race Results:

Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals

Wingless Sprint Series Race #7

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Cottage Grove Speedway

Cottage Grove, Oregon

A-Feature: 1. 6A-Kyle Miller; 2. 85-Ricky Ashley; 3. 13-Trent Carter; 4. 89-Jonathan Jorgenson; 5. 57-Lindsay Barney; 6. 23-Rob Lindsey; 7. 28-Mark Herz; 8. 23S-Nate Ellertson; 9. 57D-Dusty Redmond; 10. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 11. 11X-Chris Batalgia; 12. 15R-Ariel Biggs; 13. 27W-Guy Weedman; 14. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 15. 38-Nate Geister; 16. 18-Gene Cannon; 17. 54-Johnnie Butler; 18. 52-Tim Alberding; 19. 26K-Tim Kennedy; DNS 21-Mike Griffith

 

 

Double-X Speedway
California, MO July 8, 2018

For Immediate Release— 6th annual “Race for Riley”

The 6th annual “Race for Riley” was contested Sunday night at Double-X Speedway honoring the memory of Riley Hudson, a young race fan taken from us all too soon. This annual event features many give aways for young races fans, raffles for all and added money in the Street Stock class. The events also help to raise funds to continue the event and to make a donation to Womens and Childrens Hospital in Columbia. A good competitive field of cars were on hand to challenge themselves on the little quarter mile clay track at the edge of town. The evening started with tributes to Riley Hudson by her mother Tara, a thank you from the family of Jason Johnson delivered by his cousin and crew chief Philip Dietz and then introduction of all drivers in attendance followed by the traditional Frisbee toss to the fans in the stands. The featured Street Stock division was the first class on the track with heat race winners Cole Henson and Clayton Campbell starting on the front row. Campbell who was victorious in the Dash for Cash, picking up $400 from All Pro Seal Coating of California, took the lead coming out of turn 2 and quickly opened up a 10 car length lead on the field. Campbell was able to maintain the lead throughout the 15 lap event, surviving a few caution flags and coming home victorious for the second year in a row. Cole Henson finished second, John Clancy third, Steve Beach was fourth and John Ketterer came home fifth. Completing the top ten were Dale Berry, Evan Hays, Marshall Berry, Joe Miller and Mark Davis respectively. Brandon Hays and Tyler Blank completed the field for the event.

In the Hobby Stock division, multi time feature winner Kevin Prall was on the pole with second heat race winner Kyle Smith in the outside. At the drop of the green Smith would take the early lead in his 11K machine out of Stover, MO. Kevin Prall would give chase through a series of caution flags until his car suffered a mechanical problem and impacted the outside wall requiring him to retire to the pit area and to get checked out by the trackside ambulance. When racing resumed, Smith was still leading with Chuck Coffey, Drew Tully and Aaron Brookshier giving chase. Smith would be able to go the distance in picking up the win. Coffey crossed the lines second, Brookshier made a white flag lap pass to take third, Tully was fourth and Blaze Belt came in fifth.

The 600cc Winged Micro Sprint feature event brought the fans to life over the final three laps. Philip Dietz took the lead at the outset and was masterfully running the cushion in maintaining his lead. Tom Curran was slowly gaining on the leader by running the low line. On lap 13 Curran caught Dietz and passed for the lead, Dietz would pass him back in turns 1 & 2, on lap 14 Curran would use the same crossover to pass in turns 3 & 4, one more try Dietz would come up short and Curran would receive the victors spoils. Dietz came across the line second, Jordan Howell was third, Travis Arnold was fourth and Garet Williamson was fifth. Dietz and Arnold claimed the heat race wins.

In the Winged Sprint Cars, Tyler Elliott of California made his return to Double-X Speedway known by winning his heat race in a decisive manner. Tyler Blank, winner of his heat race started on the pole alongside Elliott. At the drop of the green Elliott used the high line to take the lead and for the next 20 laps he had the field covered. Blank would use the low and middle grooves to try to mount a challenge but was denied by Elliott. On lap 20 though Elliott would run out of cushion in turns 1 & 2 and complete a 360 degree spin bringing out the caution flag. On the restart Blank would lead Ayrton Gennetten to the checkers. Tyler Utz would find a resurgence on the caution and made a late race pass for third, Ben Brown was fourth, Lanny Carpenter was fifth and Tyler Elliott crossed the line sixth. Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting the “Race for Riley”. Be sure to come out next week for Sunday Night Thunder at Double-X Speedway

Double-X Speedway Race for Riley Race Results July 8, 2018.
Street Stocks- Feature Event – 1. 30C-Clayton Campbell; 2. 31C-Cole Henson; 3. 8-John Clancy; 4. 10-Steve Beach; 5. 90-John Ketterer; 6. 05-Dale Berry; 7. 7-Evan Hays; 8. 4-Marshall Berry; 9. 409-Joe Miller; 10. 56-Mark Davis; 11. 54Brandon Hays; 12. 2-Tyler Blank; 13. 52J-James Keeran
Heat 1- 1. Henson; 2. Beach; 3. M. Berry; 4. D. Berry; 5. B. Hays; 6. Davis
Heat 2- 1. Campbell; 2. Clancy; 3. Ketterer; 4. Blank; 5. Keeran; 6. Miller

Winged Sprint Cars- Feature Event- 1. 75-Tyler Blank; 2. 3-Ayrton Gennetten; 3. 3V-Tyler Utz; 4. 49B-Ben Brown; 5. 43-Lanny Carpenter; 6. 49-Tyler Elliott; 7. 99-Bailey Elliott; 8. 75E-Broc Elliott
Heat 1-1. Blank; 2. Utz; 3. Carpenter; 4. Broc Elliott
Heat 2- 1. T. Elliott; 2. Gennetten; 3. Brown; 4. Bailey Elliott

600cc Winged Micro Sprints- Feature Event- 1. 11X-Tomw Curran; 2. 14-Philip Dietz; 3. 3J-Jordan Howell; 4. 75-Travis Arnold; 5. 3G-Garet Williamson; 6. 35-Aubrey Smith; 7. 26B-Nick Rasa; 8. 3D- Xavier Doney; 9. 15S- Cale Hulsey
Heat 1- 1. Dietz; 2. Curran; 3. Howell; 4. Rasa; 5. Smith
Heat 2- 1. Arnold; 2. Hulsey; 3. Doney; 4. Williamson

 

 

Kyle Alberding Scores NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series Win At Mission Valley Speedway

By Ben Deathearge

Polson, Montana- The NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series would venture to Mission Valley Speedway on Saturday, July 7th for their one and only race in the state of Montana and it would be a packed house in the stands. The hospitality from the 3/8-mile facility and the enthusiasm of the fans was top notch and the series hopes to work with the track in years to come. Fourteen cars from the states of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia would make the journey.

Spokane, Washington’s T.J. Sneva would pounce out in front of the field on the initial start to grab the lead. He would remain there for the first two circuits before being passed by Randy DuBois. DuBois, of Redmond, Washington, set a fast pace until lap ten when he lost the top spot.

Roseburg, Oregon teenager Kyle Alberding, racing for car owner Art Holte, made it past DuBois to become the new leader. Alberding would blaze the trail the rest of the way to win his second main event of 2018 with the series.

Randy DuBois was a respectable second while Ron Larson, of Quesnel, British Columbia, placed third. Andy Alberding, also of Roseburg, Oregon, crossed the wire in fourth and finishing fifth would be Aaron Willison, racing for car owners Rod and Gord Rendle, from Langley, British Columbia. Heat race winners were DuBois and Granite Falls, Washington chauffeur Jason Thomas.

The NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series will take the rest of the month of July off before returning to racing for the Rory Price Memorial. Evergreen Speedway, in Monroe, Washington, will once again be the host of the event and it will occur on Saturday, August 4th.

Be sure and stay up to date with the NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Race Results:

Mission Valley Shootout

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Mission Valley Speedway

Polson, Montana

A-Feature: 1. 33-Kyle Alberding; 2. 7D-Randy DuBois; 3. 12-Ron Larson; 4. 76-Andy Alberding; 5. 14-Aaron Willison; 6. 98H-Matt Hein; 7. 33J-Jeff Montgomery; 8. 32R-Ryan Orchard; 9. 28-Colton Nelson; 10. 25Z-T.J. Sneva; 11. 36-Jason Thomas; 12. 65-Levi Rose; 13. 32-Mitch Holte; 14. 84-Don Williams

 

Carrick Edges Seavey for 37th Annual Pepsi Nationals WIN

Sun Prairie, WI - Standing tall in victory lane, Tanner Carrick etched his name in history, claiming the 37th annual Pepsi Nationals at Angell Park Speedway with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Carrick will now go down as the 22nd different victor in Pepsi Nationals competition.

Starting in the sixth position after the invert for the main event, Carrick had his work cut out for him to move forward. Early race leader Ryan Robinson held the advantage over Zach Daum in the opening laps until Daum pushed past Robinson for the lead. One of the first drivers to charge the top side of the historic third mile, Carrick utilized the cushion and moved into second early on.

After Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Logan Seavey shuffled both Carrick and Daum back with 22 laps down, Carrick's line off turn four came in as the driver out of Lincoln, California began catching Seavey. Coming off turn four to the checkered, Carrick narrowly edged Seavey at the line, squeaking past on the high side. Zach Daum took fourth, while Jake Neuman completed the drive of the night, charging from 23rd to fourth after electing to take a provisional following mechanical issues at the beginning of the night. Tucker Klaasmeyer rounded out the top five.

"I was glad to see Logan turn it there off the bottom," commented Tanner Carrick. "He didn't know I was there and by the time I went to pass him it was a really late chance. I shouldn't have tried running the middle around Daum on the restart, but I learned my lesson and drove back around them. I can't thank enough my team for all their hard work. Only two of our cars rolled back in the trailer last night. By the end of the night, we had them all ready to go for today."

"Another night where we were really and the car was really good," said Logan Seavey. "It's just another one of those deals where you get stuck in lap traffic and it paid off for Tanner, obviously. He got a good run and ripped around me on the top. I thought I was going to clear the lapper and get down to the moisture on the bottom, but the 11 car hit the bottom really good there and I couldn't get down all the way and ended up hung out the in the slick. I can't say enough about this team."

"I went with a harder tire and it bit me there," stated Zach Daum. "It sealed up there on that restart and it took the rubber to get the tire to fire back off. My good instincts said to go with the three and my gut was a little wrong tonight. We'll take it and move on."

Midgets

Toyota Quick Time: 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71K - TANNER CARRICK, Heat 2: 67K - HOLLY SHELTON, Heat 3: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, Heat 4: 38 - MITCHELL DAVIS

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 71K - TANNER CARRICK

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 2. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 3. 5D - ZACH DAUM 4. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 5. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 6. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 7. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 8. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 9. 3 - BILL BALOG 10. 82 - MIKE HESS 11. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 12. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 13. 31 - RAY SEACH 14. 57 - ANDREW FELKER 15. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 16. 2 - ZACH BODEN 17. 9KL - KEVIN OLSON 18. 11 - TYLER BARAN 19. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 20. 99 - RYAN PROBST 21. 21 - KURT MAYHEW 22. 20 - CODY WEISENSEL 23. 51 - JOE B MILLER

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STEWART WINS VAN CONETT CLASSIC

By Joe Shivak

STOCKTON, Calif. –Matt Stewart won the Joe Hunt Magneto Series feature at the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night. The main event was abbreviated to 20 laps, 5 laps short of the scheduled distance and served as a support race for the Salute to LeeRoy Van Conett.

Stewart’s black no. 33 took the lead on lap 18 with a back stretch pass on Shawn Jones who had led from the start. Jones held on to take the second spot despite a fierce challenge from Robert Floyd.

The race was red flagged when two cars ended up over the first turn and Cody Spencer on his side on the track. Adam Teves and Troy DeGaton were the two cars ellimated in the crash while Spencer’s car was up righted and he resumed.

Due to the number of caution delays and the lateness of the night, officials cut short the laps for the six remaining cars.

FINISH:

Matt Stewart, Shawn Jones, Robert Floyd, Nick Larson, Ryon Siverling, Cody Spencer, Casey McClain, Troy DeGaton, Adam Teves, Tim Sherman JR, Bryan Grier, Ron Laplant, Rick Gutzke, Paul Vandenberg, Bob Davis, Brian Speary, Angelique Bell

 

 

CORY TURNER SCORES SECOND CAREER SOS WIN WITH DOMINATING PERFORMANCE AT BRIGHTON

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. (July 7, 2018) – Cory Turner took full advantage of his pole starting position at Brighton Speedway on Saturday night. Turner started on the front row for round two of the Southern Ontario Sprints 2018 campaign aboard his Hill’s Racing No.97 and held off Mitch Brown through lapped traffic to lead all 25 laps for his second career victory with the Southern Ontario Sprints.

“it got a little hairy there at times,” Turner said in Victory Lane, “ but if you’re going to win Sprint Car races, you better be good in lapped traffic. This car was absolutely phenomenal and these guys just thrashed today to get this thing together. It was just a rocket. I can’t thank Pam, Miles and Alex Hill enough for letting me run their stuff and (the crew) was just phenomenal today. We’re going to have a big party tonight!”

Cory Turner started on the front row with his father, who made the redraw after beating Cory in the first heat race of the night and also won the DockRUs.ca Dash for Cash. Cory jumped to the early advantage, but the caution flag waved before the second lap was complete when Mike Ferrell spun his No.15 in turn two.

On the ensuing restart, seventh-starting Chris Jones of Picton, Ont. made a run forward and moved into third behind Brantford, Ont. driver Mitch Brown by lap five. Cory Turner raced away from the Brown and Jones in clean air with a half straightaway advantage on the one-third mile oval, but encountered lapped traffic on lap eight. Turner was saved from having to move through the slower cars just as Brown had caught the race leader before the caution flag waved on lap 10 as defending series champion Dylan Westbrook spun in turn four.

Brown offered his best on the restart, but remained second ahead of Jones, Jake Brown and Jamie Turner. By lap 17, the top three remained the same with Cory working into traffic again, this time maintaining his lead as he worked through the slower cars.

With five laps to go, two lapped cars separated Cory Turner from Mitch Brown and the race seemed in hand for the driver of the No.97. Then, with 23 laps complete, Cory tried to slide between two slower cars in turns one and two, moving up just in front of Ferrell’s No.15. Slight contact between the front bumper of Ferrell and the tail tank of the No.97 pitched Ferrell sideways and caused contact with Mike Thorne’s No.55. Thorne came to rest on an infield tractor tire, ending his night.

The third and final yellow flag set up a green-white-checkered finish. In clean air, Cory Turner wouldn’t be denied the victory as he drove to the win over Mitch Brown and 2014 series champion Chris Jones.

“We were just second best tonight, plain and simple,” Mitch Brown relayed in Victory Lane. “Good job to Cory. They ran a good race.”

“The bottom was the place to be tonight,” said Chris Jones following the race. “We just put this car back together. It was the car we ran last year and I thought we ran better with it so we put it back together and had a decent run.”

Jake Brown claimed fourth while 13th starting Ryan Turner finished fifth to claim the night’s hard charger. Shawn Sliter, Dylan Westbrook, Tyler Hendricks, Holly Porter and Jamie Turner rounded out the top-10.

The Southern Ontario Sprints continue their 2018 season when they return to Brighton Speedway for Round 3 on Saturday, July 28. Race time is 7:00pm. For additional event information, visit www.brightonspeedway.com.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2018 SEASON EVENT #2 – SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018 BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown)

0 Holly Porter – Delhi, ON 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON 11J Chris Jones – Picton, ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London, ON 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville, ON 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON 22x Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, ON 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, ON 38 Tyler Hendricks – Pain Court, ON 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, ON 55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON 66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, ON 71s Josh Sliter – Port Colborne, ON 84 Tyler Rand – Picton, ON 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON 98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, ON 110 Jake Brown – Brantford, ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps –1:52.784 – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 11 Jamie Turner (2) 2. 97 Cory Turner (1) 3. 110 Jake Brown (6) 4. 47x Dylan Westbrook (7) 5. 91 Ryan Turner (3) 6. 0 Holly Porter (5) 7. 9 Steve Lyons (4)

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – No Time – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 25 Warren Mahoney (3) 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks (4) 3. 71s Josh Sliter (1) 4. 66 Frank Baranowski (2) 5. 15aw April Wilson (7) 6. 98 Paul Pekkonen (5) 7. DNF 84 Tyler Rand (6)

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – No Time – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 22 Shawn Sliter (1) 2. 11J Chris Jones (5) 3. 10 Mitch Brown (6) 4. 55 Mike Thorne (3) 5. 15 Mike Ferrell (4) 6. 22x Al Gilletta Jr. (2)

DASH FOR CASH (4 Laps – No Time – Presented by Docks R Us.ca) 1. 11 Jamie Turner (1) 2. 25 Warren Mahoney (2) 3. 22 Shawn Sliter (3) 4. 11J Chris Jones (4) 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5) 6. 97 Cory Turner (6)

FEATURE (25 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 97 Cory Turner (1) 2. 10 Mitch Brown (3) 3. 11J Chris Jones (7) 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (9) 5. 91 Ryan Turner (13) 6. 22 Shawn Sliter (4) 7. 47x Dylan Westbrook (10) 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5) 9. 0 Holly Porter (16) 10. 11 Jamie Turner (2) 11. 9 Steve Lyons (19) 12. 66 Frank Baranowski (11) 13. 25 Warren Mahoney (8) 14. 15aw April Wilson (14) 15. 98 Paul Pekkonen (17) 16. 71s Josh Sliter (6) 17. 22x Al Gilletta Jr. (18) 18. 15 Mike Ferrell (15) 19. 55 Mike Thorne (12) DNS 84 Tyler Rand A-Feature Lap Leaders – Cory Turner 1-25 Hard Charger – Ryan Turner +8 (13th to 5th)

2018 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS Dylan Westbrook – 1 (Brighton Speedway – June 16) Cory Turner – 1 (Brighton Speedway – July 7)

UP NEXT: Brighton Speedway, Brighton, Ont. – Saturday, July 28, 2018 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. 2018 marks the 23rd year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints tour. The 2018 schedule consists of 12 events at four different race tracks in Ontario; each SOS tour event pays a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca for more information.

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Sprint Car Challenge Tour

San Jose, California’s Tim Kaeding battled his way around Mitchell Faccinto early on and held off a charging DJ Netto late in the going to claim his first career Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards triumph on Saturday in Stockton.
Kaeding’s win at the “Salute to LeRoy Van Conett” came aboard the Joshua Bates owned R&B Company No. 42x and earned him $3,000 by collecting the Kyle Larson Racing full-time bonus money. He becomes the eighth different winner in the eight main events held so far this season.
Netto’s charge from the 13th starting spot to finish second earned him the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award in the feature. The Hanford driver closed in on Kaeding as the laps wound down and came up just short at the finish line. Faccinto and Roseville driver’s Sean Becker and Willie Croft completed the top-five. For Becker it was his third consecutive fourth place effort in Sprint Car Challenge Tour competition.
The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Lemoore’s Cole Macedo, Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, Paradise’ Kyle Hirst and Roseville’s Colby Copeland.
A-main finish Stockton Dirt Track: 1. #42X Tim Kaeding, 2. #88N D.J. Netto, 3. #37 Mitchell Faccinto 4. #75 Sean Becker 5. #29 Willie Croft 6. #21X Cole Macedo 7. #4S Michael Kofoid 8. #22 Ryan Bernal 9. #83 Kyle Hirst 10. #5C Colby Copeland 11. #83SA Matt Dumesny 12. #7 John Carney 13. #X1 Andy Forsberg 14. #20 DJ Freitas 15. #94 Steven Tiner 16. #99T Tanner Boul 17. #5 Kalib Henry 18. #2K Kyle Offill 19. #P37 Matt Petersen 20. #3C Tanner Thorson 21. #31C Justyn Cox 22. #3 Craig Stidham 23. #7C Tony Gualda 24. #56 Justin Sanders
Full results are available at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1556960
The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards points chase has closed up even further following Saturday’s event. Kyle Hirst now holds a one-point advantage over Tim Kaeding going into the “Nor-Cal Posse Shootout” at Placerville Speedway on September 21 and 22.

 

 

Rumsey Tames The Hard Clay

For Immediate Release July 8th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations - Toby LaGrange

Middletown, NY - Christian Rumsey made the short tow to the Orange County Fair Speedway from his Middletown home a worthwhile one as when the checkered flag waved he would end up in victory lane at the legendary House of Power. The win was the first of the season for Rumsey with the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series. The event was the second round of the Hard Clay Challenge Series.

The Hard Clay Challenge Series is a mini-series within the overall CRSA Sprint Car Series and is presented by Johnny's Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Hennessey's Wine & Liquor and Neiger's Service Center. With the win Rumsey puts himself into contention for the Hard Clay Challenge Series title.

Rumsey and early season Middletown winner Thomas Radivoy led the stars and cars of the CRSA Sprint Car Series to the green flag with Rumsey taking the lead as the field entered turn two. Rumsey immediately began to pull away with Radivoy following in second. Fifth place starter Sydney Prince ran a distant third for most of the event however began to put the pressure on Radivoy for second in the late stages of the 20-lap event.

In the end no one had anything for Rumsey who would pick up the win over Radivoy, Prince, Scott Flammer fourth and Jeff Trombley fifth. Heat races were won by Prince and Dana Wagner. Radivoy remains the Hard Clay Challenge Series points leader.

The Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger award went to Emily VanInwegen and the Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race award went to Prince.

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to action Friday night, July 13th at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy's Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny's Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger's Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

Round #7 - Orange County Fair Speedway - A-Main Results (20 Laps) - Christian Rumsey, Thomas Radivoy, Sydney Prince, Scott Flammer, Jeff Trombley, Tyler Jashembowski, Justin Mills, Emily VanInwegen, Dana Wagner, Mike VanPelt, Jesse Pruchnik, Mark Connolly, B.K. Rizzo (DNS), Ryan Dolan (DNS)

 

 

Memorable Night, Memorable Win for Ryan Bowers at Gale Patterson Memorial

New Richmond, WI By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-7-18)

On a memorable evening at the Cedar Lake Speedway, two-time UMSS champion Ryan Bowers of Ham Lake put an exclamation mark on his season-to-date with an impressive victory in a very entertaining 25 lap UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series Gale Patterson Memorial feature race during Midwest Power Series action. With a strong field of (26) 360 winged sprints signed into the pits for night #2 of the hugely popular World of Outlaws weekend and racing in front of a large crowd, the UMSS 360 sprints did their part to provide some great racing. Bowers took the lead from Kaleb Johnson on lap 15 and parked the #5 Kouba sprinter in Rock Auto Victory Lane. Bowers joined Jerry Richert, Jr. as a winner of the Gale Patterson Memorial race and earned $1,515 for his win.

Making his first-ever appearance at the Cedar Lake Speedway, young Kaleb Johnson from Sioux Falls brought the 24-car starting field to the green. Johnson was fresh off a $200 win in the Al Parker Engines Dash for Cash which put him on the pole for the feature event. Johnson took the early lead, as drivers swapped several positions immediately behind him in the early laps. The first of two cautions slowed the pace with six laps scored when James Broty spun in turn two. Johnson continued to hold off all contenders when the race returned to green flag action, as Bowers put the pressure on for a few laps. In fact, Bowers had just passed Johnson for the lead when the yellow flag waved.

The yellow light blinked on for the final time with 12 laps in the books when Troy Manteufel stopped inside turn 4 a bit too close to the racing surface. The battle for the lead really heated up after that. Bowers, who started outside front row, had actually slipped back as far as fourth place, changed his line a bit and began his pursuit of the leader. On lap 15, Bowers made the winning pass and went on to record his second UMSS win of the season and 13th career UMSS victory. Johnson held strong for second ahead of Dominic Scelzi (who ran as high as second for several laps) in the DDR #41 car, current and defending Midwest Power Series champion Derrik Lusk and 17th starter Chase Viebrock. Rounding out the top ten finishers was Geoff Dodge in the Seidenkranz Brothers sprinter, two-time Midwest Power Series and UMSS champion Chris Graf, Iowa racer Brayden Gaylord, James Broty with a strong recovery after his lap 6 spin, and veteran later model race turned sprint car driver Harry Hanson from Eveleth. Twenty one cars were still running at the checkers.

Three 10-lap heats were run with Dodge, Lusk and Bowers picking up the $100 wins courtesy of Al Parker Engines on Newton, Iowa. The top six cars in passing and finishing points from the heats redrew for starting spots in the six lap Dash for Cash. The finishing order of the dash determined the starting order for the first three rows in the feature. As mentioned earlier, Kaleb Johnson drove to an impressive win in the dash followed by Bowers, Dodge, Scelzi, Lusk and Graf. Misfortune struck Midwest Power Series regular Dean Brown in the second heat race, as he flipped his sprinter on the back stretch and was out of action for the remainder of the evening. Brown picked up the $100 Blaine Brothers Hooked Up Award administered through Donnohue Designs Racing. With an outstanding run forward from 17th to 5th in the feature, young Chase Viebrock earned the $200 GRP Motorsports/Minnesota Mafia Hard Charger Award for his effort.

A huge thanks to Chad Patterson for his work in obtaining over $3,000 in sponsorship money for his dad's memorial race. Add in the Midwest Power Series money, and there was over $5,000 extra in the purse for the 360 winged sprint cars at this event. Also a big shout out to the DDR #41 race team and their driver for the night Dominic Scelzi. They donated their third place winnings to Bobbi Johnson and her family in honor and memory of Jason Johnson. They received permission to use Jason's #41 car number for the night, and coupled with a very memorable tribute from the World of Outlaws prior to their feature, just added to this great memorial evening at Cedar Lake. Scelzi by the way finished an impressive fifth in the WoO feature following his third place run in the 360 sprint division. Ryan Bowers was also doing double duty with a ride in the Layton #19 410 sprinter.

The UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil winged sprints will return next Saturday July 14 to the Cedar Lake Speedway for another Midwest Power Series event. The UMSS sprints will also have a travel show point night on Friday July 13 at the Jackson Motorplex during the third Midwest Power Series race at the popular southern Minnesota track this season. Extra bonus money for the top three finishers in the CLS July 14 feature will be in effect for cars that race at Jackson on Friday and head north to Cedar Lake on Saturday to compete. The UMSS Traditional sprints will join the program at Cedar Lake. Racers and fans can keep track of all the UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil winged sprint car action on our website at www.umsprints.com or on the UMSS Facebook page.

UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 7, 2018 (Race #8) 2nd Annual Gale Patterson Memorial Midwest Power Series Event

Midwest Power/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 5-Ryan Bowers, [2]; 2. 22K-Kaleb Johnson, [1]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi, [4]; 4. 2-Derrik Lusk, [5]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock, [17]; 6. 64-Geoff Dodge, [3]; 7. 20G-Chris Graf, [6]; 8. 13-Brayden Gaylord, [13]; 9. 33-James Broty, [10]; 10. 7-Harry Hanson, [9]; 11. 03-Jamey Ogston, [12]; 12. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, [18]; 13. 75-Brandon Geldner, [15]; 14. 5T-Mark Toews, [21]; 15. 5C-Cam Schafer, [22]; 16. 7M-Bob McVitty, [14]; 17. 5G-Dave Glennon, [11]; 18. 5M-Troy Manteufel, [7]; 19. 00-Kyle Finnegan, [23]; 20. 74-Roger McVitty, [24]; 21. 34-Denny Stordahl, [19]; 22. (DNF) 91A-Reed Allex, [8]; 23. (DNF) 22-Jeff Pellersels, [20]; 24. (DNF) 33S-Jeremy Schultz, [16]; (DNS) 1-Dean Brown, ; (DNS) 15E-Caley Emerson, Lap Leaders: Johnson 1-14, Bowers 15-25. (2) cautions. First yellow with 6 laps in for 33 spin turn 2. Second yellow with 12 laps scored for 5m stopped turn 4.

Al Parker Engines Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 22K-Kaleb Johnson, [1]; 2. 5-Ryan Bowers, [3]; 3. 64-Geoff Dodge, [2]; 4. 41-Dominic Scelzi, [4]; 5. 2-Derrik Lusk, [6]; 6. 20G-Chris Graf, [5] Lap Leader: Johnson 1-6. No cautions.

Al Parker Engines/Rock Auto Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 64-Geoff Dodge, [1]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi, [5]; 3. 33-James Broty, [3]; 4. 03-Jamey Ogston, [4]; 5. 13-Brayden Gaylord, [7]; 6. 75-Brandon Geldner, [8]; 7. 50-Chase Viebrock, [9]; 8. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson, [6]; 9. (DNF) 5C-Cam Schafer, [2] Lap Leaders: Johnson 1-14, Bowers 15-25. (2) cautions. First yellow with 6 laps in for 33 spin turn 2. Second yellow with 12 laps scored for 5m stopped turn 4. Hard Charger Award Viebrock +12.

Al Parker Engines/PIRTEK Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk, [1]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf, [3]; 3. 5M-Troy Manteufel, [5]; 4. 5G-Dave Glennon, [4]; 5. 7-Harry Hanson, [8]; 6. 34-Denny Stordahl, [2]; 7. 00-Kyle Finnegan, [9]; 8. (DNF) 1-Dean Brown, [6]; 9. (DNF) 5T-Mark Toews, [7] Lap Leader: Lusk 1-10. One red flag with one lap scored when 1 & 5T had contact on backstretch and 1 flipped. Both cars out.

Al Parker Engines/GRP Motorsports Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 5-Ryan Bowers, [7]; 2. 22K-Kaleb Johnson, [6]; 3. 91A-Reed Allex, [5]; 4. (DNF) 7M-Bob McVitty, [4]; 5. (DNF) 33S-Jeremy Schultz, [3]; 6. (DNF) 15E-Caley Emerson, [8]; 7. (DNF) 22-Jeff Pellersels, [1]; (DNS) 74-Roger McVitty, Lap Leaders: Schultz 1, Johnson 2-5, Bowers 6-10. Yellow with one lap in for 91A spint turn 4. Red with four laps scored when 15E tipped after contact with 33S. Lots of attrition in this race, as only three cars finished.

 

 

Miller, Baldry, Scholten, Glander, Ruh reign supreme on PDTR Mid-Season Championship Night

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS, Plymouth, Wis.) July 7, 2018 – A thrilling last lap pass and a pair of first-time A-main winners highlighted the evening as Plymouth Dirt Track Racing staged its annual Mid-Season Championship Night of racing at The Plymouth Dirt Track on the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 7.

In the extended 30-lap Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car A main, Plymouth’s Justin Miller stole the lead from Sprint Car rookie Travis Arenz of Sheboygan on the final lap to post an exciting victory. Gasroots Project Late Model rookie Kevin Baldry of Omro notched his first career PDTR Late Model A-main victory in the 30-lap main event. Luke Scholten of Oostburg claimed the 30-lap Klips & Tips Grand National A-main victory in the Bender Racing entry, while Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls collected his first career Cellcom B Mod A-main triumph. Defending Micro Sprint champion Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake was victorious in the 15-lap Kristine Hartmann Pleasant View Realty Micro Sprint A main.

The Sprint Car A-main headliner began with Tyler Brabant of Waupun and Tony Wondra of Campbellsport lined up on the front row. Despite dry and slick track conditions, the race featured three different leaders and plenty of jockeying for position throughout the field.

Wondra got the jump on the drop of the green flag from his outside front row starting spot as point leader Josh Walter of Plymouth used the outside groove to jump from fourth at the start into second on the opening lap.

The first of two caution flags appeared on lap 5 when Scott Conger of Eagle spun in turn three. On the restart, Wondra continued to lead while Travis Arenz, who started third, bolted past Brabant and Walter to secure second on lap 8.

The second caution flag slowed the pace on lap 10 when two-time PDTR Sprint Car champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex spun in turn three and was collected by Chris Clayton of Waldo.

On the restart, Arenz flexed his muscle utilizing the extreme low groove to gain ground on Wondra, while Justin Miller, who started 10th, charged into third on lap 11.

After hounding Wondra for several laps, Arenz made his move on lap 16, taking the lead in turn one. Justin Miller followed suit in getting past Wondra to set up an exciting duel to the finish.

On lap 18, Arenz encountered slower traffic, which allowed Miller to close the gap considerably. The two dueled side-by-side briefly on lap 20 before Arenz pulled away after clearing the lapped car.

Miller worked the low line to perfection in the final five circuits to close within striking range. On the final lap, Miller shot underneath Arenz in turn one to seize the top spot. Miller then held on to claim his second career PDTR Sprint Car and fourth overall Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main triumph.

Arenz, who captured the 2013 PDTR Outlaw Compact championship, posted a career-best runner-up finish in his first season behind the wheel of a Sprint Car. Walter was third, Brabant finished fourth and Wondra rounded out the top five.

Kevin Baldry grabbed the lead on the opening lap of the 30-lap Late Model A main from the pole position with four-time PDTR Late Model champion and current point leader Brad Mueller of Random Lake, who started second, sliding into the runner-up spot.

Just as Mueller closed the gap along the prevailing inside groove on lap 9 the first of four caution flags appeared for an infield tire on the track surface. On the restart, seventh starter Charlie Schmidt of Cedar Grove moved past 2016 PDTR Late Model champ Tim Buhler of Greenbush, who started third, to assume third.

After two more caution periods for spins involving Eric Michaels of Cleveland and Jim Letizia of Milwaukee, fourth starter Justin Schmidt of Cleveland showed some strength, moving into third place and pressuring Mueller for second.

The final caution flag appeared on lap 17 when Late Model rookie Chad Vetting of Valders, Charlie Schmidt and Eric Michaels collided in turn one.

Over the final 13 laps, Baldry clung tight to the inside lane to successfully hold off Mueller and Justin Schmidt en route to his first career PDTR Late Model A-main triumph. Mueller was second, Justin Schmidt finished third, Buhler took fourth and sixth starter Jim Schmidt of Cleveland rounded out the top five.

Polesitter Chad Espen of West Bend jumped into the lead of the 30-lap Grand National A main followed by third starter Steven Weber of Plymouth. Four caution flags over the first two laps ground the race to a halt in the early going.

When the race returned to green flag action, Luke Scholten, who was behind the wheel of the Bender Racing No. 89 machine, moved into third on lap 3 after starting ninth. After the fifth and final caution flag of the race appeared on lap 12 for an infield tire in turn four, Espen continued to lead with Scholten hot on his heels.

On lap 19, Espen lost control of his car and spun into the infield in turn four. Espen’s misfortune turned the lead over to Scholten, who held off fifth starter Tyler Kulow of Plymouth over the final 11 circuits to claim his 10th career PDTR Grand National A-main victory.

Kulow was second, fourth starter Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee recovered from a trip to the pits to repair a flat tire on lap 1 to finish third, Espen battled back from his spin to place fourth and 10th starter Donny Kulow of Elkhart Lake placed fifth.

Outside front row starter Gary Glander outpowered polesitter Patrick Hanson of Sheboygan Falls to gain the lead of the 30-lap B Mod A main on the opening circuit with third starter Rick Kretschmann of Sheboygan Falls and seventh starter Tim Warner of Malone in tow.

On lap 9, Travis Schmidt of Plymouth, who started ninth, worked his way into third and three laps later Schmidt passed Kretschmann in turn one to assume second.

After a pair of caution flags for spins, Schmidt continued to pressure Glander for the top spot, pulling even with Glander on a few occasions with some contact made between the two on lap 26.

After the fourth and final caution flag appeared on lap 27 for a spin involving Jesse Cullen of Chilton, Glander closed out the race in impressive fashion to post his first career PDTR B Mod A-main victory.

A slight bobble from Schmidt on the final lap allowed 2016 PDTR B Mod champion Brandon Berth of Cascade to steak into second after starting sixth, Schmidt wound up third, Derek Fehling of Beaver Dam charged up from the 17th starting spot to finish fourth and 16th starter J.J. Walvoord of Oostburg placed fifth.

Polesitter Jake Dohner of Milton paced the first five laps of the 15-lap Micro Sprint A main before fourth starter Preston Ruh assumed the top spot on lap 6.

Dave Collins of Madison, who started second, closed the gap on Ruh on lap 10 before fifth starter Jack Vanderboom of Dousman slipped past Collins to gain the runner-up spot.

After two caution flags on lap 13 and lap 14 for spins, Ruh maintained the top spot over the final two laps to collect his fourth career PDTR Micro Sprint A main victory. Vanderboom was second, Collins took third and Dohner placed fourth.

The Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program, which was sponsored by Dale’s Pale Ale and Oskar Blues Brewery, featured 81 cars, including 28 B Mods, 20 Sprint Cars, 11 Late Models, 16 Grand Nationals and six Micro Sprints.

The next PDTR program will take place on Saturday, July 14, topped off by autograph night following the races. The racing program, which begins at 6 p.m., will be sponsored by Hopf Farms.

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

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RICHARD'S OF DUNBAR SPRINT Date of Race: July 7, 2018 HEAT 1 1, BILL TAYLOR. 2, DANNY SCHLAFER. 3, JOSH WALTER. 4, ADAM MILLER. 5, TIM HADDY. 6, CHRIS CLAYTON. 7, EMILY PORTSCHY. HEAT 2 1, PAUL POKORSKI. 2, TONY WONDRA. 3, TRAVIS ARENZ. 4, SCOTT CONGER. 5, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 6, KURT DAVIS. 7, NICH MELIS. HEAT 3 1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, TYLER BRABANT. 3, KEVIN KARNTZ. 4, JUSTIN MILLER. 5, DOUG WONDRA. 6, CHRIS FLICK. A FEATURE 1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, TRAVIS ARENZ. 3, JOSH WALTER. 4, TYLER BRABANT. 5, TONY WONDRA. 6, PAUL POKORSKI. 7, KEVIN KARNTZ. 8, SHANE WENNINGER. 9, BILL TAYLOR. 10, KURT DAVIS. 11, DOUG WONDRA. 12, ADAM MILLER. 13, SCOTT CONGER. 14, TIM HADDY. 15, DANNY SCHLAFER. 16, NICH MELIS. 17, CHRIS FLICK. 18, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 19, EMILY PORTSCHY. 20, CHRIS CLAYTON.

 

 

DAVE BLANEY BECOMES 1ST "LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL" SPRINT CAR REPEAT WINNER AFTER 10 YEARS WITH ALL STAR VICTORY SATURDAY NIGHT; CAREER 1ST SHARON WIN FOR MIKE MARESCA IN MODS

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH July 7, 2018 On what was the most beautiful race day of the season, a huge crowd turned out on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway to remember the life and accomplishments of hall of fame racer Lou Blaney. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane for the 10th annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" presented by Ollie's Bargain Outlet were Dave Blaney-All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars and Mike Maresca-The Mod Tour for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds. The event once again benefitted the Alzheimer's Association. Former racer Jack Bickel of Butler, Pa. was the $1,000 Lou Blaney "Shirt Out" winner presented by Colonial Metal Products & Carpenter Towing and donated $100 back to the Alzheimer's Association.

It couldn't have been more fitting than for a Blaney to become the first event repeat winner for the Sprint Cars. Lou's oldest son, Dave, retook the lead from George Hobaugh in lapped traffic on lap 23 as the 2014 event winner became the first Sprint Car driver to score multiple wins in the "Lou Blaney Memorial" after 10 years! Blaney also couldn't have picked a better time to capture his first All Star Circuit of Champions victory of 2018. The 30-lap victory was worth $5,000 as Blaney became the fifth different Sprint Car winner in as many events in 2018 at Sharon.

"I'm really happy to win this race and have all these people here," expressed the 55-year-old Hartford, Ohio native. "It's a cool night for us. For a couple weeks I've really wanted to win this race. We've done a lot of things to get ready. You know what you're getting when you come here- it's slick, smooth, and wide. I love coming back here to race. It's kind of bittersweet on dad's race, but it pays off when you do this. Car owner Pete Grove won this a couple years ago with Danny Holtgraver. I couldn't be happier to get my first All Star win this season here. You never know what's going on behind you and I didn't want to get bottled up so I moved up. We had enough for them tonight."

Carl Bowser got an excellent start as the green flag waved on the feature event, but Blaney drove by Bowser off turn two on the opening lap for the lead. After gaining two positions in the dash to start fifth in the feature, George Hobaugh looked strong using the bottom to pass All Stars points leader Carson Macedo and Gary Taylor for third on lap one. Hobaugh then remained on the bottom to pass Bowser for second on lap two before a spin by Australian invader, Mitchell Wormall.

When racing resumed, Blaney would catch lapped traffic on lap eight with a straightaway lead on Hobaugh; meanwhile, the battle for third was intense. Macedo put a big slider on Bowser in turns three and four on lap nine to grab the spot; however, one lap later, Bowser and Chad Kemenah were able to get by as the trio went three-wide. Positions would continue to change on a fast pace as the sixth starting Kemenah moved into third on lap 11 with Macedo following. Then on lap 12, Gary Taylor moved back into the top five dropping Bowser back another spot.

Macedo looked like he may have had the fastest car on the track as he ripped around Kemenah on the top to regain the third position; meanwhile, Hobaugh began cutting into Blaney's lead as the laps ticked off. With Blaney mired in heavy traffic, Hobaugh closed right in on lap 19. Hobaugh continued to hound Blaney and finally was able to sneak under the hall of famer off the bottom of turn two to lead lap 22. The western Pa. former Micro Sprint standout's bid for his first career "410" win ended when Blaney got back by one lap later in lapped traffic before Parker Price-Miller got into the fence and brought out the event's second and final caution with 23 laps scored.

The high-flying Macedo had to be licking his chops when the yellow came out as he had been closing in on the top two, who were running the bottom; however, heartbreak struck for Macedo under caution as his right rear tire went down. Not long before the caution, Macedo slapped the turn three fence pretty hard. The caution and flat for Macedo was a break for Spencer Bayston. Like Macedo, Bayston had been running the top and when racing resumed, he passed Kemenah for fourth on lap 25 then Taylor for third on lap 28 as he stayed committed to the top.

Back up front, Blaney was too strong for Hobaugh in the Pete Grove-owned, Premier Motorsports/Mohawk Northeast #70 as he captured his 49th career All Star Circuit of Champions victory. It was also Blaney's 29th of his career in a Sprint Car at Sharon to go along with a pair of Big-Block Modified wins and one in an E-Mod giving him 32 overall at the track he grew up at.

After turning in what was an impressive 11th in the first All Star show this season at Sharon after winning his first Series heat race, Hobaugh was coming off a fifth place in last Saturday night's non-sanctioned Sprint show at Sharon, then shocked everyone with his best performance of his career in a "410" Sprint Car to take a well-earned second place.

"I was just trying to keep myself calm driving around there and I was like 'shit there's Dave and I drove by him'," explained the Chicora, Pa. driver of the Colliers Custom Kitchen/Hobaugh's Auto Parts-sponsored #40. "It was really awesome to race with those guys. Dad raced with Lou for years. I got to watch Lou race when I was a kid and to be out here racing with Dave for the lead- that's a blast and you can't do any better than that."

Bayston ran out of time as he finished third from the eighth starting spot. Taylor was fourth over Kemenah. Lee Jacobs picked up the MSD Performance Hard Charger award racing from 19th to sixth. Bowser dropped to seventh over Paul McMahan. Though all eyes were up front over the final seven laps, Macedo charged back forward after changing his right rear tire to finish ninth. Max Stambaugh was 10th.

Kemenah set fast time overall against the 41-car field in qualifying with a lap of 13.986. Andrew Palker, Paul McMahan, Tony Stewart, Bayston, and Hobaugh won the heat races. Bowser and Blaney won the twin dashes to earn the front row of the feature. Two-time track champion, Jack Sodeman, Jr., won the C main, while Dale Blaney won the B main in his first 2018 start at Sharon.

Mike Maresca led all 35 laps of The Mod Tour-sanctioned feature for what was the season opener for the Hovis Auto Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds. Maresca earned $2,000 as he became the ninth different winner in 10 "Lou Blaney Memorial" events as Jim Rasey still remains the only repeat winner on the Modified side!

"This means a lot to win this," stated the soon to be 23-year-year Hannawa Falls, NY driver. "I'm not from the area, but I've heard a lot about Lou (Blaney) for what he's done in the sport being around here the past couple years. This is cool to win a big race like this. I was surprised how fast the race was going. I just tried to hit my marks every lap. I had a really good car tonight. We worked on it all day after having a rough go last night. We tried a couple different things I've never tried before and it seemed to work pretty good."

Maresca drew the pole and was never seriously challenged over the 35 non-stop laps that was timed in 11:43.881. Maresca drove a great race through lapped traffic as he never let Kevin Hoffman get close enough to challenge. Maresca's Saint Lawrence Radiology/Twin Leaf Storage/Integra Shocks/Keyser Manufacturing/Russ King Racing-sponsored #7MM took the checkered flag first by 1.451 seconds for his first career Sharon victory. Hoffman was a Sharon career best second. Jim Weller, Jr. passed Rex King on lap 29 to finish third for the 2015 event winner. King was fourth over his son Rex, Jr., who was the 2014 race winner.

Rasey was sixth over Dave Murdick, who won the event in 2015. Last Saturday night's RUSH Sportsman Modified winner, Garrett Krummert, was eighth as Travis Shingledecker and Rick Richner completed the top 10. Heat wins went to Richner, Rick Richner, Krummert, and Murdick over the 32-car field. Jimmy Holden won the last chance B main.

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars "Lou Blaney Memorial" (30 laps, $5,000 to-win): 1. DAVE BLANEY (Grove 70) 2. George Hobaugh (40) 3. Spencer Bayston (Swindell 39) 4. Gary Taylor (Gorby 11) 5. Chad Kemenah (Hunter 10H) 6. Lee Jacobs (Lewis 81) 7. Carl Bowser (Chiapelli 98) 8. Paul McMahan (Buch 13) 9. Carson Macedo (Gaerte/Norman 3G) 10. Max Stambaugh 5M) 11. Cale Conley (Jessup 7K) 12. Dan Shetler (7K) 13. Jared Zimbardi (35) 14. Tim Shaffer (Demyan/Rudzik 49X) 15. Andrew Palker (57x) 16. Dale Blaney (Coomer 21) 17. Jac Haudenschild (3) 18. Aaron Reutzel (Baughman 87) 19. John Garvin, Jr. (51) 20. Brandon Spithaler (22) 21. Mitchell Wormall (97AU) 22. Tyler Esh (35) 23. Parker Price-Miller (Destiny 4) 24. Tony Stewart (14) 25. Brandon Matus (13).

DNQ for the feature: Dan Kuriger (08), Bryan Salisbury (126), Adam Kekich (5K), Brent Matus (33), Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23Jr), Michael Bauer (46), Jeremy Kornbau (27K), Cody Bova (20B), Paige Polyak (Woodring 19), Gary Kriess, Jr. (Frederick 55), Joe McEwen (Blaney 11), Paul Kish (4c), Eric L. Williams (4W), Joe Trenca (Mucci 98), Sye Lynch (42), Haley Lapcevich (77L).

The Mod Tour for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds "Lou Blaney Memorial" (35 laps, $2,500 to-win): 1. MIKE MARESCA (7MM) 2. Kevin Hoffman (00) 3. Jim Weller, Jr. (31) 4. Rex King (65) 5. Rex King, Jr. (165) 6. Jim Rasey (32) 7. Dave Murdick (61) 8. Garrett Krummert (29) 9. Travis Shingledecker (73MD) 10. Rick Richner (26) 11. Rick Regalski, Jr. (13) 12. Jeremiah Shingledecker (37MD) 13. Will Thomas III (9) 14. Tyler Willard (777) 15. Chris Haines (35H) 16. J.R. McGinley (66M) 17. Sid Unverzagt, Jr. (17JR) 18. Lonny Riggs (Black 58) 19. Colton Walters (18) 20. Kyle Fink (66F) 21. Jimmy Holden (28H) 22. Bob Warren (96B) 23. Skip Moore (17M) 24. Mark Frankhouser (03) 25. Tom Holden (68H) 26. Brian Swartzlander (83).

DNQ for the feature: Erik Martin (29E), Shawn Fleeger (88), Chris Rudolph (25), Tom Glenn (83T), Rich Whitney (19W), Steve Barr (25B).

There will be no racing on July 14 due to the Trumbull County Fair. Racing returns on Saturday, July 21 for another Menards "Super Series" event featuring The Mod Tour in a $2,000 to-win event along with the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. There will be kids bike races during intermission. It'll be Texas Roadhouse Night. Pits open at 4 p.m. with grandstands at 5 and 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.

 

 

BROUGHTON, CONLEY & WILSON GRAB FIRST WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY CHECKERS; BRAD HENSEL DOMINATES FOR HIS SECOND WIN

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, July 7, 2018

By Mike Swanger

With each class of cars having something extra to race for, it was a very entertaining night of racing at NAPA Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway on Bechtel Services night. For the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints, it was Mid Season Championship and double points up for grabs with Dean Jacobs setting the pace from his pole position with Chillicothe's Ryan Broughton in his tire tracks. Behind them in the first half of the feature were Brad Haudenschild, Jordan Ryan, Clay Riney and Trey Jacobs as they were tightly grouped together. As the leaders started to encounter the back markers, Broughton was putting the pressure on Dean Jacobs for the lead and as they came out of turn four on lap 11, Jacobs got trapped behind one of the slower cars and Broughton would slip past for the lead and on the next lap the red flag waved for a fan in the stands. As the race returned to green, Ryan would move into third past Haudenschild with Riney and Trey Jacobs going back and forth fifth. Broughton and his A K Ready Mix, M&M Fabrication and Dr. Tint #22 would start to pull away from the field but would get slowed down for Dean Jacobs losing a wheel in turn for on lap 18 and looked like he was going to flip but didn't as the red flag waved. Ryan would take over the second spot but as the laps dwindled down, Broughton would pull away as the attention of the fans went to the battle for third as 12th starting Danny Mumaw was on the move. With four circuits to go, Mumaw was sixth behind Trey Jacobs as Riney would take third from Haudenschild. On the final lap, Broughton would have the win in hand with Ryan in second but Mumaw went to the highside of turn one and two and blew by both Haudenschild and Riney for third. Haudenschild, Trey Jacobs and Broughton topped the heat races.

For the Kar Connection Super Late Models, it was race #4 for the Attica/ Wayne County Series with Kyle Moore taking charge from his outside front row start and set the pace for the first four laps when Ryan Markham took the lead. Moore would pull off with mechanical issues two laps later putting Wellsburg W.Va's Corey Conley into second with Cody Scott in third. With numerous cautions keeping the field bunched up, Conley was looking at different lines to get past Markham. After a caution on lap 18, Markham would take the highside of turns one and two while Conley went low and slid up in front of Markham in turn two for the lead as Markham tried to get back in front down the back stretch but Conley held him off going into turn three and from that point on started to pull away aboard the H & K Equipment, Premier Granite and D & S Hoist #14. Markham would finish second with Scott in third. Mitch Caskey came from his 12 starting position to take home fourth with Aaron Phillis filling out the top five. The Accu Force hard charger award went to Justin Chance as he started 19th and worked his way to a sixth place finishing, improving 13 positions. Heat winners were Lauren Longbrake, Conley and Markham.

Brandon Craver would lead the way for the opening 10 circuits of the CorBon Super Stock feature as they were also running for Aamco Transmission 'Summer Series' points. Close behind Craver were Gary Hensel Jr., Jordan James Larry Baldwin, John Wilson and Paul Holmes. Baldwin would move into second on lap 7 and pressure Craver for the lead but would spin himself out two circuits later and he would go pitside. This would put Coshocton's John Wilson into second and on the restart would quickly take over the lead from Craver with T A Perrine grabbing third from Hensel Jr. As the checkered flag waved, Wilson and his Lity Scrap Yard and B & T Valley #7 parked it in the Summit Racing victory lane for the first time this year at 'Orrville's Historic Oval' with Craver in the runnerup spot. Perrine held off Hensel Jr. for third as Holmes rounding out the top five. Baldwin, Craver and Holmes pocketed the heat wins.

The WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks would also be chasing after 'Summer Series' points along with the regular points and it was Smithville's Brad Hensel leading all the way to secure his second win of the season. It was a three car battle for second with Jordan James, Doug Hensel and Stephen Crowe mixing it up until lap nine when Crowe's car slowed going down the front stretch and with the field closely bunched together, four other cars stacked in Crowe's car with Zach Myers, Jeff Rust and Matt Short machines getting involved and ending their night. On the restart, James would slip past Doug Hensel for second but could not get by the JoyRide Transport, D J Directional Services and NewFast Motorsports #28 of Brad Hensel. Third went to Doug Hensel while fourth was claimed by Bri Hensel. who won the last chance race and was also involved in the lap nine wreck but was able to continue. Roger Rush completed the top five. Wes Staley, Brad and Doug Hensel and James scored the heat wins.

Next Saturday, July 14th will see the Kar Connection Super Late Models, CorBon Super Stocks, WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks and the Modifieds in action. Gates open at 3 pm and racing at 7 pm. go to www.waynecountyspeedway. com for more information.

NAPA JANI AUTO PARTS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, July 7, 2018

PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Brad Haudenschild, Mitch Harble, Russ Sansosti, Troy Kingan, R J Jacobs, Dylan Kingan, Kris Davis dns

Heat 2 Trey Jacobs, Jordan Ryan, Nick Patterson, Tyler Dunn, Dennis Wagner, Henry Malcuit, Frankie Nervo

Heat 3 Ryan Broughton, Dean Jacobs, Clay Riney, Danny Mumaw, Steve Butler, Kirk Jeffries

Feature Ryan Broughton, Jordan Ryan, Danny Mumaw, Clay Riney, Brad Haudenschild, Trey Jacobs, Tyler Dunn, Dennis Wagner, Steve Butler, Kirk Jeffries, Henry Malcuit, R J Jacobs, Troy Kingan, Nick Patterson, Mitch Harble, Frankie Nervo, Dean Jacobs, Russ Sansosti, Dylan Kingan, Kris Davis dns

KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Lauren Longbrake, Austin Goon, Greg Mazzoleni, Ashlee Todd, Matt Bee Aber, J R Gentry, Justin Chance dns

Heat 2 Corey Conley, Kyle Moore, Jerry Aber, Aaron Phillis, Craig Hartong, Jason Skelly

Heat 3 Ryan Markham, Cody Scott, Charlie Duncan, Mitch Caskey, Shane Campbell, Nick Cox

Feature Corey Conley, Ryan Markham, Cody Scott, Mitch Caskey, Aaron Phillis, Justin Chance, Jerry Aber, Shane Campbell, Craig Hartong, Austin Goon, Greg Mazzoleni, Ashlee Todd, Jason Skelly, Nick Cox, Kyle Moore, Charlie Duncan, Matt Bee Aber, Lauren Longbrake, J R Gentry

CORBON SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Larry Baldwin, T A Perrine, Logan Yelton, Eric Eicholtz, Al Farris, Paul McVicker, Mike Rose dns

Heat 2 Brandon Craver, Gary Hensel Jr., John Wilson, Todd Sherwin, Don Lehman, Paul Kern, Todd Gallion dns

Heat 3 Paul Holmes, Jordan James, Don Rutt, Dustin Daugherty, Tyler Nicely, Jaret Sams, Virgil Masters

Feature John Wilson, Brandon Craver, T A Perrine, Gary Hensel Jr., Paul Holmes, Jordan James, Todd Sherwin, Don Rutt, Dustin Daugherty, Logan Yelton, Larry Baldwin, Al Farris, Paul Kern, Virgil Masters, Eric Eicholtz, Mike Rose, Jaret Sams dns, Tyler Nicely dns, Paul McVicker dns, Don Lehman dns, Todd Gallion dns

WQKT 104.5 MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Wes Staley, Stephen Crowe, Alex Brannon, Jimmy Burns, Darrell Taylor, Jeff Rust, Ryan Carter

Heat 2 Brad Hensel, Wayne Newbury, Randy Gibson, Zach Myers, Wyatt Zimmerman, Ray Butler, Mitch Reichard

Heat 3 Doug Hensel, Roger Rush, Clayton Evans, Matt Short, Cory Staley, Jolene Voshel

Heat 4 Jordan James, Michael Stewart, Taylor Mazzoleni, Dustin Bedlion, Bri Hensel, Travis Weaver

'B'Main Bri Hensel, Mitch Reichard, Jeff Rust, Ray Butler, Wyatt Zimmerman, Ryan Carter, Darrell Taylor, Travis Weaver, Cory Staley,

Jolene Voshel dns

Feature Brad Hensel, Jordan James, Doug Hensel, Bri Hensel, Roger Rush, Randy Gibson, Dustin Bedlion, Clayton Evans, Wayne Newbury, Cory Staley, Jeff Rust, Taylor Mazzoleni, Zach Myers, Matt Short, Stephen Crowe, Wes Staley, Jimmy Burns, Mitch Reichard, Alex Brannon, Michael Stewart

 

Klaasmeyer Takes FALS Last-Lap Thriller

Fairbury, IL - Never short for close-quarter racing and action, Fairbury American Legion Speedway delivered with Tucker Klaasmeyer and Logan Seavey battling it out all the way to the line on the last lap in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature event. With a collision at the line resulting in Seavey flipping wildly into turn one and Klaasmeyer spun around, Klaasmeyer claimed his fourth victory of 2018 with the league.

By virtue of passing points, Klaasmeyer started on the pole for the 30-lap feature event, sharing the front row with Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Tanner Carrick. At the drop of the green flag, Klaasmeyer jockeyed for the lead with Seavey and Joe B. Miller, only for Seavey to take the early lead.

As Seavey rolled the bottom, Klaasmeyer stayed committed to the thin cushion on the high side of the semi-banked quarter mile, cleaning off the crumbs in the top groove with only a handful of drivers sharing in the cause. With a third of the race completed, Klaasmeyer caught Seavey and narrowly took over the lead as the laps wound down. With two laps remaining, Klaasmeyer's Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammates Ryan Robinson and Holly Shelton got together on the backstretch, resulting in both machines upside down and the red displayed.

Returning to racing, Seavey had one last shot at Klaasmeyer as the drivers remained committed to their respective lines; Seavey rolling the bottom as Klaasmeyer pounded the top. Coming out of four and to the checkered, the drivers collided at the line with Klaasmeyer narrowly edging Seavey. Klaasmeyer ended up spun from the contact with Seavey flipping into turn one. Jake Neuman took third with Joe B. Miller in fourth. Tanner Carrick rounded out the top five.

"That was a little sketchy," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "But, that was a helluva a fun race. I didn't know if the top was finally going to come in. But, hat's off to my team and family; this is pretty awesome to get number four already. There's more races this weekend, so hopefully we can keep it going. It's been a pretty special year, hopefully we can keep it going and try to snag the points lead this week. I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

"I hate it for my team," said Logan Seavey. "We have a long week and a tore up car sucks. We were just racing hard for the lead and racing hard coming to the checkered. We'll just keep working hard, come back, and go again tomorrow at Sun Prairie. That's a really fun race track and Keith brings great racecars every night."
"We were fast," stated Jake Neuman. "The car was fast. We started eighth and I lost brakes about halfway through and fell back to probably ninth or tenth. I had nowhere to go but the top. Nobody else was up there so might as well pound the cushion. I'm ready for Sun Prairie tomorrow. We'll see if we can finally bring a first home."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY, Heat 2: 71K - TANNER CARRICK, Heat 3: 51 - JOE B MILLER

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 2. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 3. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 4. 51 - JOE B MILLER 5. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 6. 5D - ZACH DAUM 7. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 8. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 9. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 10. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 11. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 12. 10C - DALTON CAMFIELD 13. 51B - ADAM TAYLOR 14. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 15. 86C - DEVIN CAMFIELD 16. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 17. 20 - CODY WEISENSEL 18. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 19. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 20. 87C - DAVID CAMFIELD, JR.

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

Fisher Fast at Mid Season Championships

7/7/18

Alger, WA - On a night filled with speed, Eric Fisher was the fastest on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway as Les Schwab Tires presented Mid Season Championship night. Fisher would score the Budweiser 360 Sprint main event win and was joined in victory lane by Kelsey Carpenter, Lawrence O’Connor and Jon Gunderson.

Fisher was the winner of the Budweiser 360 Sprint Feature, but he had to work hard for his second win of the year. Colton Heath was right on his rear nerf for the first 19 laps before mechanical woes knocked him out of the running. Cam Smith took up the mantle and ran Fisher hard over the final five laps, nearly taking the lead coming to the white flag before having to jump on the brakes as Fisher moved up race track to secure the win. Smith would lose second to Jared Peterson in the exchange, having to settle for third. Fisher won the scramble. Brock Lemley was the fastest qualifier of the non lock in cars.

It took a while, but Kelsey Carpenter found victory lane for the first time in 2018 at Skagit Speedway in the Sportsman Sprints. Trevor Cook held the initial led, but it was Carpenter running him down at lap 11 and passing him on the inside of turn two to grab the point. Kelsey would deftly navigate slower traffic to collect the win ahead of Cook and Jake Helsel. Cook won the scramble. Eric Turner was quick time.

Lawrence O’Connor came from last to first in the Modified main. Patiently working his way up the field, O’Connor found himself in second around the halfway point of the main and with the benefit of being the hunter instead of the prey, found a race line that was faster than that of race leader Kevin Smith. Using that line, O’Connor nabbed the lead on lap 20 on his way to the win. Smith would settle for the two spot and Craig Moore was third. Smith won the scramble from dead last.

Jon without an H Gunderson led wire to wire in the Outlaw Tuners. Gunderson was chased by Vance Hibbard who could never close in enough to take the lead. Hibbard would take second and Brandon Jansen was third. Clint Meins won the scramble.

Budweiser 360 Sprints
Fast Time - Brock Lemley 12.388
Scramble - Eric Fisher, Colton Heath, Greg Hamilton, Jared Peterson, Bud Ashe, Cam Smith, Trevor Cook, Steve James
Main - Eric Fisher, Jared Peterson, Cam Smith, Brock Lemley, Greg Hamilton, Seth Nunes, Trevor Cook, Bud Ashe, Steve James, Colton Heath, Michael Hodel
Lap Leaders - Fisher 1-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints
Fast Time - Eric Turner 12.927
Scramble - Trevor Cook, Cory Swatzina, Kelsey Carpenter, Steve Parker, Bailey Sucich, Devin Barnes, Michael Bollinger, Jake Helsel
Main - Kelsey Carpenter, Trevor Cook, Jake Helsel, Jayme Barnes, Bailey Sucich, Steve Parker, Brett McGhie, Eric Turner, Cory Swatzina, Ashleigh Johnson, Michael Bollinger, Devin Barnes, Ryan Cully, Joe Lyon, Malachi Gemmer, Cale Brooke, Victoria McCabe, John Tharp, Bill Rude, Bert Johnson Jr
Lap Leaders - Cook 1-10 Carpenter 11-25

Modifieds
Scramble - Kevin Smith, Craig Moore, Jeff Blanton, Mel Decker, Rick Smith, Adam Holtrop
Main - Lawrence O’Connor, Kevin Smith, Craig Moore, Adam Holtrop, Ben Gunderson, Mel Decker, Jeff Blanton, Tim Baker, Dan Butenschoen, Brandon Nutter, Mike Steltz
Lap Leaders - K Smith 1-19 O’Connor 20-25

Outlaw Tuners
Scramble - Clint Meins, Jon Gunderson, Brandon Jansen, Rob Dozark, Jack Desrosier, TJ Campbell
Main - Jon Gunderson, Vance Hibbard, Brandon Jansen, Brian Michelson, Matt Shaw, Rob Dozark, Kyle Hanson, Clint Meins, TJ Campbell, Jack Desrosier
Lap Leaders - Gunderson 1-17

 

 

FAST report - Andrews gets 2nd straight FAST Fremont win, Mintz maintains point lead

FREMONT, Ohio - Chris Andrews picked his way through traffic perfectly and drove to his second straight All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics Saturday, July 7 at Fremont Speedway.

Andrews, who came into the night fourth in the series standings, closed the gap slightly over FAST leader Craig Mintz who finished fifth Saturday.

Andrews' win aboard the Burmeister Racing machine was his 11th career victory at "The Track That Action Built" and was worth $3,000. He also scored the $1,000 victory in the Alex Burkett Memorial Australian Pursuit and another $250 for winning his heat, all thanks to Crown Battery.

"Fremont is so special because it's so difficult. It means a lot to win one race but to win two is spectacular. I can't say enough about my crew, Mikey, Sharon...the old man passed away a couple of years ago but I'm sure he helped us out tonight. This Kistler Engine is one damn good piece and I have to thank Paul Kistler," said Andrews beside his ML Graphics, Channel Seed, Edwards Agriculture, Dave Story Equipment, Lucas Oil, DKW Transport, Kistler Racing Products backed #16.

"I kind of gauged myself on the good lapped cars...I moved around and gauged myself off DJ Foos. The car was very good tonight, I could maneuver around," Andrews added in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Nate Dussel and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 A-main but a four car tangle that left Todd Heller upside down and involved Ricky Peterson, Tony Beaber and Aaron Middaugh halted the action. Everyone was okay with Middaugh and Peterson rejoining the field.

On the second attempt Brubaker grabbed the lead over Dussel, Andrews and Brock Martin. Brubaker pulled away slightly as Andrews drove into second on lap three just before Dan McCarron tumbled in turn four ending his night though he was uninjured. On the restart Andrews drove to Brubaker's outside to take the lead and quickly pulled away.

Andrews caught the back of the field on lap 10 and picked his way through to maintain the lead over Brubaker, Dussel, Craig Mintz, Byron Reed and Tyler Gunn. By the half-way point of the race Andrews was in heavy traffic. Brubaker was occupied trying to hold off Dussel while Mintz and Reed went at it heavy for the fourth spot.

Andrews made some daring moves in traffic and with 10 to go had a some what clear track that he used to build his lead to three seconds. He cruised to the win with Brubaker holding off Dussel for second. Reed and Mintz rounded out the top five.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics will be back in action Friday, July 20 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio and Saturday, July 21 at Fremont Speedway.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

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All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads, (as well as the new Generation 3 and Mopar W9RP) ,catering to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's sprints, super late models, drag racing, off-road, marine or road racing, you can count on All Pro.

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Fremont Speedway
Crown Battery Night
Saturday, July 7, 2018

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410 Sprints

Qualifying
1.16-Chris Andrews, 12.508; 2.23-DJ Foos, 12.615; 3.97-Broc Martin, 12.644; 4.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.651; 5.1-Nate Dussel, 12.655; 6.5-Byron Reed, 12.692; 7.09-Craig Mintz, 12.695; 8.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.772; 9.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.916; 10.8M-TJ Michael, 12.934; 11.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.939; 12.4H-Cap Henry, 12.968; 13.14H-Todd Heller, 12.983; 14.2+-Brian Smith, 12.989; 15.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.001; 16.4T-Tracy Hines, 13.041; 17.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.068; 18.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.079; 19.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.247; 20.3T-Tony Beaber, 13.871; 21.96AU-Bruce White, 13.889; 22.91x-Aaron Middaugh, 13.997;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 5. 4T-Tracy Hines[6] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[5] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger[1] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 7. 3T-Tony Beaber[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 4H-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. 97-Broc Martin[4] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7]

Australian Pursuit (8 Laps)
1. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[7] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 8. 1-Nate Dussel[4]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[10] ; 8. 4H-Cap Henry[7] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[17] ; 10. 23-DJ Foos[11] ; 11. 4T-Tracy Hines[13] ; 12. 2-Ricky Peterson[18] ; 13. 8J-Jess Stiger[9] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[15] ; 15. 7-Shawn Valenti[19] ; 16. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[22] ; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[14] ; 18. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron[12] ; 20. 96AU-Bruce White[21] ; 21. 3T-Tony Beaber[20] ; 22. 14H-Todd Heller[16]

FAST Hard Charger: 5R-Byron Reed +4

 

Andrews gets 2nd straight at Fremont FAST 410 win; Miller earns 2nd straight 305 victory; Fitch gets 3rd straight late model victory; Valenti takes trucks

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - It was a night of repeat winners at Fremont Speedway Saturday, July 7 on Crown Battery Night.

Sandusky, Ohio's Chris Andrews scored his second straight 410 sprint win as did Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller in the 305 sprints. Tiffin, Ohio's Chester Fitch scored his third consecutive late model victory while Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti charged from his 12th starting spot for his second win of the year in the dirt trucks.

Andrews win in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints aboard the Burmeister Racing machine was his 11th career victory at "The Track That Action Built" and was worth $3,000. He also scored the $1,000 victory in the Alex Burkett Memorial Australian Pursuit and another $250 for winning his heat, all thanks to Crown Battery. It was Andrews second win of the year with the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics.

"Fremont is so special because it's so difficult. It means a lot to win one race but to win two is spectacular. I can't say enough about my crew, Mikey, Sharon...the old man passed away a couple of years ago but I'm sure he helped us out tonight. This Kistler Engine is one damn good piece and I have to thank Paul Kistler," said Andrews beside his ML Graphics, Channel Seed, Edwards Agriculture, Dave Story Equipment, Lucas Oil, DKW Transport, Kistler Racing Products backed #16.
"I kind of gauged myself on the good lapped cars...I moved around and gauged myself off DJ Foos. The car was very good tonight, I could maneuver around," Andrews added in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Miller put on a dominating performance in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, leading all 25 laps. The feature had only one caution, that falling with just three laps to go and wiping out an over four second lead for Miller. The victory was Miller's third of the year at Fremont and the sixth overall in 2018. He now has 15 career wins at Fremont Speedway.

"I knew we were pretty good. I didn't even look at the board...I didn't want to know who was behind me. I was just going to run my race. This race car and my crew make me look good...they make my job easy," said Miller beside his Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed #26.

Over the winter a rules change allowed the McCullough Industries Late Models to move to different engine than the crate motors. Fitch build a new motor and had problems with it and used his crate engine as a back up and it has powered him to three straight wins. Fitch now has 12 career victories at Fremont.

"I'm very tickled with this engine. Tonight was not an easy one, we had problems with the car from the get-go. It just wasn't working quite right but starting on the pole helped a million," said Fitch of his Westside Auto Sales, Tiffin Auto Auction, Fremont Fence, Sacksteder-Worland Insurance, Miracle Motors, Danner's Recycling and Towing, Hi-Way 101 Auto Parts, Shorty's Auction & Liquidation Services, Griff's Engines backed #101.

Valenti started 12th in the 20-lap Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature and took the lead on lap nine and held off Matt Foos for his 44th career win at Fremont. He is now tied for 9th on the track's all-time win list with Wayne Maffett Sr.

"Once I got around Matt he kept showing me his nose and I knew he was right there. I tried the top in three and four to keep some speed but he was showed me the bottom was better. It was fun running the top in one and two...it was a fine line. I want to thank the Babcocks for everything they do for me," said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking, Best Performance Motorsports, Dave Story Equipment, KS Sales & Service, Pagliai's Pizza, Gressman Powersports backed #7B.

Nate Dussel and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 A-main but a four car tangle that left Todd Heller upside down and involved Ricky Peterson, Tony Beaber and Aaron Middaugh halted the action. Everyone was okay with Middaugh and Peterson rejoining the field.

On the second attempt Brubaker grabbed the lead over Dussel, Andrews and Brock Martin. Brubaker pulled away slightly as Andrews drove into second on lap three just before Dan McCarron tumbled in turn four ending his night though he was uninjured. On the restart Andrews drove to Brubaker's outside to take the lead and quickly pulled away.

Andrews caught the back of the field on lap 10 and picked his way through to maintain the lead over Brubaker, Dussel, Craig Mintz, Byron Reed and Tyler Gunn. By the half-way point of the race Andrews was in heavy traffic. Brubaker was occupied trying to hold off Dussel while Mintz and Reed went at it heavy for the fourth spot.

Andrews made some daring moves in traffic and with 10 to go had a some what clear track that he used to build his lead to three seconds. He cruised to the win with Brubaker holding off Dussel for second. Reed and Mintz rounded out the top five.

The 25-lap 305 A-main went green with Miller and Alvin Roepke leading the field. Miller quickly moved out front with Roepke battling with Bobby Clark and Tyler Street for second. Miller's lead was nearly three seconds when he drove into heavy lapped traffic by just the sixth circuit.

Miller was patient in traffic and picked them off one at a time to maintain his advantage over Roepke, Clark, Street, Kyle Peters and John Ivy. The battle between veterans Roepke and Clark in traffic was very entertaining for the runner-up spot.

When the only caution flew on lap 22 for a Jared McFarland spin Miller had built up a four second lead over Roepke. The caution also stopped a tremendous battle for third involving Peters, Ivy, Clark and Street.

Miller drove away when the green reappeared with Roepke maintaining second while Ivy took third. With a clear track no one was going to challenge Miller as he took the checkers over Roepke, Ivy, Peters and Street.

Foos and Brad Mitten brought the field to green for the 20-lap dirt truck A-main with Foos taking the lead over Mitten, Jeff Ward, Andy Keegan, Dustin Keegan and Brad Stuckey. The first caution for a stopped Dana Fry fell on lap four with Foos leading Mitten, Ward, Valenti, Andy Keegan, Stuckey and Dustin Keegan.

A caution for a Noah Wagner spin on lap seven wiped out a 1.5 second lead for Foos and put Valenti on his rear bumper. When the green flew Foos and Valenti went at it for the lead with Mitten, Ward and Andy Keegan battling for third.

Kyle Lagrou brought out another caution on lap nine just as Valenti had taken the lead. With a clear track Valenti and Foos pulled away from the field with Mitten battling with Andy Keegan and Ward exchanging the fifth spot lap after lap with Dustin Keegan.

The final caution flew with five laps to go for Ben Clapp with the running order Valenti, Foos, Mitten, Andy Keegan, Ward and Dustin Keegan. Again when the green flew Valenti and Foos pulled away with Andy Keegan moving into third.

Valenti took the checkers with Foos right in his tire tracks while Andy Keegan, Dustin Keegan and Ward rounding out the top five.

Fitch jumped into the lead at the drop of the green for the late model A-main. Only a couple of cautions would keep the field close, the last coming with just three laps to go.

No one had anything for Fitch as he drove away for the win over John Brooks, Dustin Keegan, Steve Sabo and Jay King.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 21 for Kear's Speed Shop Throw Back Night with fans encouraged to wear their oldest racing t-shirts. It will be a FAST 410 night with the 305 sprints, trucks and late models also in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway

About Crown Battery – www.crownbattery.com

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Crown Battery has 12 sales and distribution offices throughout North America, 550 employees and a network of authorized business partners, distributors and dealers throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asian-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. Wherever industries need to start working, they turn to the dependable power of Crown Batteries. That’s why you will find Crown Batteries in heavy-duty equipment on and off highways all over the world.

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Fremont Speedway
Crown Battery Night
Saturday, July 7, 2018

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410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.16-Chris Andrews, 12.508; 2.23-DJ Foos, 12.615; 3.97-Broc Martin, 12.644; 4.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.651; 5.1-Nate Dussel, 12.655; 6.5-Byron Reed, 12.692; 7.09-Craig Mintz, 12.695; 8.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.772; 9.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.916; 10.8M-TJ Michael, 12.934; 11.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.939; 12.4H-Cap Henry, 12.968; 13.14H-Todd Heller, 12.983; 14.2+-Brian Smith, 12.989; 15.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.001; 16.4T-Tracy Hines, 13.041; 17.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.068; 18.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.079; 19.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.247; 20.3T-Tony Beaber, 13.871; 21.96AU-Bruce White, 13.889; 22.91x-Aaron Middaugh, 13.997;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 5. 4T-Tracy Hines[6] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[5] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger[1] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 7. 3T-Tony Beaber[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 4H-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. 97-Broc Martin[4] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7]

Australian Pursuit (8 Laps)
1. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[7] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 8. 1-Nate Dussel[4]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[10] ; 8. 4H-Cap Henry[7] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[17] ; 10. 23-DJ Foos[11] ; 11. 4T-Tracy Hines[13] ; 12. 2-Ricky Peterson[18] ; 13. 8J-Jess Stiger[9] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[15] ; 15. 7-Shawn Valenti[19] ; 16. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[22] ; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[14] ; 18. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron[12] ; 20. 96AU-Bruce White[21] ; 21. 3T-Tony Beaber[20] ; 22. 14H-Todd Heller[16]
Hard Charger: 2+-Brian Smith +8

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.4*-Tyler Street, 13.580; 2.5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr, 13.819; 3.8-Bobby Clark, 13.904; 4.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.913; 5.26-Jamie Miller, 13.971; 6.97-Kyle Peters, 14.018; 7.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.135; 8.77I-John Ivy, 14.147; 9.29-Bryan Sebetto, 14.163; 10.9R-Dustin Rall, 14.172; 11.19R-Steve Rando, 14.268; 12.36-Seth Schneider, 14.272; 13.21-Dustin Stroup, 14.311; 14.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.319; 15.10-Josh Harrison, 14.587; 16.250-Jared McFarland, 14.617; 17.47-Matt Lucius, 14.751; 18.48-Mike Burkin, 14.866; 19.2L-Landon Lalonde, 14.961; 20.Z10-Kevin Mingus, 42.999; 21.09-Justin Adams, 90.999;

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 3. 29-Bryan Sebetto[3] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 7. 250-Jared McFarland[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 2L-Landon Lalonde[6] ; 6. 10-Josh Harrison[5] ; 7. Z10-Kevin Mingus[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 4. 21-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[3] ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin[6] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[7]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 8. 21-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 9. 29-Bryan Sebetto[9] ; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[11] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 12. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[15] ; 13. 9R-Dustin Rall[13] ; 14. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 15. 48-Mike Burkin[18] ; 16. 47-Matt Lucius[16] ; 17. 09-Justin Adams[21] ; 18. 2L-Landon Lalonde[14] ; 19. 250-Jared McFarland[19] ; 20. Z10-Kevin Mingus[20] ; 21. 10-Josh Harrison[17]

Hard Charger: 21-Dustin Stroup +4

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 33-Jeff Ward[3] ; 2. 32-Kevin Phillips[1] ; 3. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[8] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 5. 37-Eric DeVanna[6] ; 6. 7f-Dana Frey[4] ; 7. 67-Ben Clapp[7] ; 8. 11-Austin Gibson[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[2] ; 3. 2-Matt Foos[6] ; 4. 23m-Brad Mitten[8] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[1] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[3] ; 7. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 8. 49X-Brad Keckler[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 0-Andy Keegan[6] ; 2. 1H-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 3. 9-Curt Inks[1] ; 4. 4s-Keith Sorg[5] ; 5. 22-Brandon Leighton[4] ; 6. 83-Noah Wagner[3] ; 7. 32H-Dan Hennig[7]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[12] ; 2. 2-Matt Foos[1] ; 3. 0-Andy Keegan[4] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[3] ; 6. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 7. 5s-Brad Stuckey[9] ; 8. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[8] ; 9. 49X-Brad Keckler[21] ; 10. 32-Kevin Phillips[6] ; 11. 4s-Keith Sorg[11] ; 12. 37-Eric DeVanna[13] ; 13. 22-Brandon Leighton[15] ; 14. 83-Noah Wagner[18] ; 15. 9-Curt Inks[10] ; 16. 67-Ben Clapp[19] ; 17. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 18. 26-Kyle Lagrou[14] ; 19. 7f-Dana Frey[16] ; 20. 16-Jim Holcomb[17] ; 21. 11-Austin Gibson[22] ; 22. 8KB-Kent Brewer[20]

Hard Charger: 49x-Brad Keckler +12

Limited Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 5. 16-Steve Sabo[5] ; 6. 4C-Bill Clapp JR[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 69-John Mayes[2] ; 2. 00-John Brooks[3] ; 3. 27K-Jay King[5] ; 4. 22J-Josh Kiser[1] ; 5. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[4]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)
1. 101-Chester Fitch[1] ; 2. 00-John Brooks[2] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[9] ; 5. 27K-Jay King[5] ; 6. 4C-Bill Clapp JR[11] ; 7. 69-John Mayes[3] ; 8. 23m-Brad Mitten[6] ; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller[4] ; 10. 22J-Josh Kiser[8] ; 11. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[10]

Hard Charger: 16-Steve Sabo +5

 


Irwin Wins Sprint Feature at Gas City
After Cottle and Boyles Tangle;
Simon, Kirkman, Mallery and Cale Also Score

GAS CITY, Ind., July 7 — The pits and the grandstand were as packed as a boardwalk, and the action and some tempers were as hot as the sand at the seashore during the “Beach Theme Night/Summer Thunder” show Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway. Five divisions shared the card, and some unusual circumstances generated some new winners. One of them was Steve Irwin of Fenton, Mich., who won the 25-lap non-wing sprint car feature after an incident between the leader, Shane Cottle, and the driver who was second at the time, Clinton Boyles.

Landon Simon won the 20-lap midget feature, while Todd Kirkman won the 15-lap 600cc winged micro-sprint main event. Jim Mallery was victorious in the 20-lap UMP modified feature, and Jami Cale came from deep in the pack to win the 15-lap super street feature after another controversial incident between the leader, Randy Lines, and the driver who had led most of the race and was trying to regain that lead, Terry Sroufe.

The 25-lap sprint feature had as much drama as a steamy beach paperback. First there was a complete restart after Kyle Simon, Jamie Frederickson and Kyle Robbins tangled in Turn 4, with Simon flipping. Luckily he was unhurt. Boyles, who started on the pole and is the point leader, led the first lap but then dropped to third after he did a 360-degree spin on the backstretch with one lap down. It didn’t bring out a yellow but it gave the lead to Cottle, who had started second and is second in the point standings.

Cottle dominated the race, building up a sizeable lead over Jacob Gordon and then Boyles, who passed Gordon for second and brought Irwin along with him into third a few car lengths back on lap six. Despite three more cautions that tightened up the field and allowed Boyles to draw close on restarts, Cottle had things well in hand, building up a sizeable lead over Boyles each time.

It all came to a screeching halt with 21 laps down, however, as there was an incident between Boyles and Cottle between Turns 1 and 2 and Cottle spun. As far as Cottle was concerned it was too similar to another incident between he and Boyles on June 8 in which Cottle flipped on the backstretch, and as Cottle’s car left the track on the back of a wrecker and the field circled under yellow, Cottle expressed his anger towards Boyles. Boyles saw the incident completely differently and felt unjustly accused, but he was penalized, went to the rear, and finished tenth. Cottle was credited with 14th.

All Irwin had to do was hold on for four more laps, which the 2017 SOD champion did to become the sixth different non-wing sprint car feature winner at Gas City this season with his Flying Zero, earning his first non-wing sprint feature victory in the Hoosier state. Adam Byrkett finished second, Kayeleb Bolton came from 20th to third, Travis Hery placed fourth and an Aussie who was making his first start ever in America and in a non-wing sprint car, Braydan Willmington, used the high groove to place fifth.

Landon Simon, who had engine problems in the sprint car feature, led all 20 laps of the midget feature from the pole with his “Make the Switch — Mt. Baker Vapor” No. 24. Chris Baue, who started second, finished in that position. Scott Orr, Jeff Beasley and Zach Hampton rounded out the top five.

Twenty-seven 600cc winged micro-sprint drivers signed in for their portion of the show. Polesitter Todd Kirkman led all 15 laps of their feature to put his No. 2K sponsored by EX3 Racing Classics and Dr. Harmon Optometry into victory lane. Austin Nigh, Blane Culp, Jordan Welch and Alexis Adgate trailed him at the line.

Polesitter Jim Mallery led all 20 laps of the UMP modified feature despite four yellows that allowed his rivals to close up on his No. 8, which is sponsored by Sherman Enterprises and Stapleton Architectural Stone. Daniel Russell passed Andy Bishop on lap eight to earn the runner-up honors. Bub Robert finished third, Dillon Nusbaum placed fourth and Bishop held on for fifth.

Jami Cale started ninth in the 17-car field for the 15-lap super street feature but won over Jeremy Creech, who started even further back. James Headley, Ron Flaugh and Terry Sroufe rounded out the top five.

Sroufe, the polesitter, led the first 12 laps before Randy Lines ducked under him coming out of Turn 4 on lap 13 after a restart. A few seconds later the driver who was fourth, Jeff Matheny, spun in Turn 1 to bring out another caution, which as it turned out spurred on several more. One of the spinners was Sroufe, who spun in Turn 4 working lap 14 while trying to retake the lead from Lines. He restarted at the rear and so did Lines, who was penalized for his role in Sroufe’s misfortune. That gave the lead to Cale, who only led the last two laps, including the only one that paid money.

Intermission featured an exhibition by the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Club and a beach ball game for the kids.

There are six more shows scheduled for the track this year. There is only one more show in July: the Mid-Season Showdown on July 13 featuring non-wing sprints, UMP modifieds, thunder cars and FWD compacts.

The track will present three big shows featuring various divisions in August on Aug. 3, Aug. 17 and Aug. 31.

The USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and the USSA Kenyon midgets visit Gas City on Sept. 7 in a card that includes three additional divisions, and the season concludes on Sept. 28 with the James Dean Classic.

For details on each program, please see the track’s schedule on its Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Clinton Boyles, 3. Adam Byrkett, 4. Landon Simon, 5. Kyle Robbins, 6. Aaron Davis, 7. Jack James.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Steve Irwin, 2. Braydan Willmington, 3. Daylan Chambers, 4. Kyle Simon, 5. Tyler Hewitt, 6. Evan Mosley, 7. Kayeleb Bolton.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Jay Waugh, 2. Jacob Gordon, 3. Jamie Fredrickson, 4. Travis Hery, 5. Parker Fredrickson, 6. Bryar Schroeter, 7. Luke Harbison.

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Steve Irwin, 2. Adam Byrkett, 3. Kayeleb Bolton, 4. Travis Hery, 5. Braydan Willmington, 6. Evan Mosley, 7. Tyler Hewitt, 8. Kyle Robbins, 9. Jacob Gordon, 10. Clinton Boyles, 11. Bryar Schroeter, 12. Jay Waugh, 13. Jack James, 14. Shane Cottle, 15. Aaron Davis, 16. Landon Simon, 17. Luke Harbison, 18. Daylan Chambers, 19. Parker Fredrickson, 20. Jamie Fredrickson, 21. Kyle Simon.

Midget Heat (8 laps): 1. Landon Simon, 2. Chris Baue, 3. Zach Hampton, 4. Logan Arnold, 5. Nick Speidel, 6. Jeff Beasley, 7. Scott Orr, 8. Brian Paulus.

Midget Feature (20 laps): 1. Landon Simon, 2. Chris Baue, 3. Scott Orr, 4. Jeff Beasley, 5. Zach Hampton, 6. Logan Arnold, 7. Nick Speidel, 8. Brian Paulus (DNS).

600cc Winged Micro-Sprint Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Todd Kirkman, 2. Austin Nigh, 3. Jordan Welch, 4. Michael Schimmel, 5. Brenton Lamb, 6. Justin Harper, 7. Chad Orr, 8. Josh Cevela, 9. Tyler Chalk.

600cc Winged Micro-Sprint Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. Blane Culp, 2. Devan Myers, 3. Morgan Castle, 4. Alexis Adgate, 5. Jason Ormsby, 6. Ed Cleveland, 7. Chad Wilson, 8. Mike Landis, 9. Bob Baker.

600cc Winged Micro-Sprint Heat 3 (6 laps): 1. Kole Kirkman, 2. Cooper Welch, 3. Josh James, 4. Nathan Franklin, 5. Blake Lamb, 6. Caleb Cevela, 7. Duane Noe, 8. Josh Isbell.

600cc Winged Micro-Sprint B Main (8 laps): 1. Justin Harper, 2. Ed Cleveland, 3. Caleb Cevela, 4. Mike Landis, 5. Duane Now, 6. Chad Orr, 7. Josh Isbell, 8. Chad Wilson, 9. Josh Cevela, 10. Bob Baker, 11. Tyler Chalk.

600cc Winged Micro Sprint Feature (15 laps): 1. Todd Kirkman, 2. Austin Nigh, 3. Blane Culp, 4. Jordan Welch, 5. Alexis Adgate, 6. Justin Harper, 7. Morgan Castle, 8. Ed Cleveland, 9. Nathan Franklin, 10. Caleb Cevela, 11. Devan Myers, 12. Jason Ormsby, 13. Cooper Welch, 14. Brenton Lamb, 15. Kole Kirkman, 16. Josh James, 17. Blake Lamb, 18. Michael Schimmel, 19. Mike Landis, 20. Duane Noe.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt

ERIE, MI (July 7, 2018) – After being rained out twice, the third attempt proved to be a charm for the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt race #1 of the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan at Hartford Speedway Friday night. It was Ryan Ruhl’s night to rule in his Krieger Racing Engines powered Maxim as he was the Lane Automotive/MSD Ignitions Faster Master in qualifying for his heat, won the RockAuto.com heat race, won the feature, then proposed to long-time girlfriend Courtney Squires in victory lane to the delight of the large, enthusiastic crowd.

Fastest qualifier and Engler Machine & Tool heat race winner Chad Blonde started on the pole after Braxton drew the number one pill in the King Engine Bearings Kids Feature Draw. Third place starter Brett Mann got out of shape in turn one of the first lap after a tire bleeder stuck and Eli Lakin got caught up in the melee and flipped, ending the race for both. On the restart, Michael Schumacher came to a stop in turn three with a shredded right rear tire.

Once back under green, Blonde looked like he was in control as he masterfully negotiated traffic, to maintain a twenty-car lead over Ruhl who started fourth and moved into second on lap two. A caution on lap ten gave Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) a chance to deal with Blonde on an open track and he shot under Blonde to take the lead on lap 11. Although Blonde stayed close to Ruhl for a few laps, the lead grew throughout the race and a caution resulting in a green, white, checkered finish was no problem for Ruhl who stuck to his mid to low line to take the win. A few more laps may have proven disastrous for Ruhl as his left rear tire was slowly losing air and victory lane photos showed just how low the tire was; it eventually went flat in post-race celebration.

It was an interesting race that demonstrated the success of SOD’s “Beyond Limits” format utilizing Hoosier spec tires. Winner Ruhl and second-place Blonde were powered by 410s and third-place Gregg Dalman and fourth-place Andy Teunessen had 360 motors.

Joining Ruhl and Blonde as Lane Automotive/MSD Ignitions Fast Masters and heat race winners was Joe Swanson in the COMP Cams heat race.

It was announced that a date has been added for Sprints On Dirt at Hartford Speedway, Friday, August 10 for a race sponsored by Ti22 Performance. SOD also returns to Hartford Speedway for already scheduled KoM dates July 13, July 27, and August 31.1

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

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

14.851

5B

Chad Blonde

COMP Cams Heat

15.615

7J

Joe Swanson

RockAuto.com Heat

15.882

71H

Ryan Ruhl

Heat Races

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

#

Driver

Contingency

1

5B

Chad Blonde

2

7

Shawn Valenti

3

27B

Boston Mead

Benic Enterprises

4

10s

Jay Steinebach

Racing Optics

5

4

Tyler Fitzpatrick

6

8

Justin Ward

7

70

Eli Lakin

COMP Cams Heat #2

#

Driver

Contingency

1

7J

Joe Swanson

2

5

Andy Tuenessen

3

18

Michael Summers

Benic Enterprises

4

1a

Mark Aldrich

Racing Optics

5

3

Dustin Shriver

6

24

Eric Smith

7

52

Zac Broughman

RockAuto.com Heat #3

#

Driver

Contingency

1

71H

Ryan Ruhl

2

19

Brett Mann

3

49T

Gregg Dalman

Benic Enterprises

4

0

Ricky Ferkel

Racing Optics

5

11

Trey Smith

6

24+

Mike Schumacher

7

8W

Josh Ward

Feature

#

Driver

Awards

Contingencies

1

71H

Ryan Ruhl

Rod End Supply

2

5b

Chad Blonde

Jim Coffey & Son

Rod End Supply

3

49T

Gregg Dalman

Rod End Supply

4

5

Andy Tuenessen

5

27B

Boston Mead

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

7J

Joe Swanson

7

4

Tyler Fitzpatrick

8

7

Shawn Valenti

9

1a

Mark Aldrich

King Racing Products

10

0

Ricky Ferkel

11

3

Dustin Shriver

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12

8

Justin Ward

13

24

Eric Smith

14

18

Michael Summers

15

10s

Jay Steinebach

16

8W

Josh Ward

17

11

Trey Smith

18

24+

Mike Schumacher

19

19

Brett Mann

20

70

Eli Lakin

21

52

Zac Broughman

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Gregg Dalman (+6), Tyler Fitzpatrick (+6)

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

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Justin Ward

ARP Corporation Lucky Dog – Joe Swanson

Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Zac Broughman

For more information about King Engine Bearings, go to www.kingbearings.com. Check out Hartford Speedway at www.hartfordspeedway.net. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics

Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Cam Schafer Batting .600 In Traditional Sprints New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-6-18)

2014 Champion Cam Schafer improved his season batting average winning his sixth feature of the year in ten attempts during the opening night of the popular World of Outlaws weekend at the Cedar Lake Speedway on a beautiful Friday evening. The POWRi UMSS Lucas Oil Traditional Sprint Car Series was the support division on the opening night and they provided a very entertaining 25 lap feature. Cam Schafer of Minneapolis swapped the lead back and forth with Denny Stordahl of Centuria and held off a late charge by Jake Kouba for the victory. It was Schafer coming out on top, as he ran up top on the cushion while Stordahl was strong on the bottom. The track had two grooves for racing and the leaders were never separated by more than several car lengths throughout. Schafer led the final seven laps on his way to Rock Auto Victory Lane. The win paid Schafer and his potent Rathpack Racing team $500 thanks to some added money from GRP Motorsports. Schafer tied Johnny Parsons for second on the all-time POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprint win list with 18 career victories.

The Traditional sprints fell just one car short of equaling their largest field ever when 27 POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprints signed into the pits. Winners of the three heat races included Schafer, Jeremy Kerzman and Jake Kouba. With the top six drivers in passing points redrawing after the heats, it would be Bryan Roach and Schafer going from the front row followed by Stordahl, Blake Anderson, Johnny Parsons III and Kerzman in the second the third rows. The POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprints also ran a six lap Barb Brandt Memorial Dash for Cash. The top two finishers in each heat race redrew and it was Jake Kouba picking up the top prize. The second heat saw defending POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional Sprint Car Series champion Mike Mueller take a wild ride in turn one along with rookie Josh Braford. Anna Hippe also got collected in the crash. Mueller was shaken but appeared to be okay. Neither Braford or Mueller were able to start the feature. Coming into the night Mueller was just 23 points behind Schafer for the series point lead with nine top five finishes. Unfortunately that streak ended with the hard crash, as both cars flipped, Mueller multiple times and sustained heavy damage.

Despite being slowed under caution five times, the 25 lap POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprint feature was a very good race. Not surprisingly, Schafer bolted into the early lead running the high side. Third starter Stordahl was strong on the bottom lane and edged past Schafer on lap 7 for the lead following a couple of cautions for Parsons spins with four laps in the books. The caution blinked on again for the third time when John Lowe looped his car in turn three, with Stordahl up front. Debris on the restart brought out the yellow quickly, then Stordahl led through lap 10. Schafer narrowly regained the lead on lap 11 and one lap later the final caution flew when Jeff Pellersels lost power and stalled on the back stretch. The fourteen lap green flag run to the checks saw Stordahl regain the lead on lap 14 only to see the persistent Schafer take it back again on lap 19. Jake Kouba got by Stordahl for second on lap 21 and closed in on Schafer but came up a few car lengths short at the checkers. Twenty of the 25 starters were still running at the end.

The next race for the POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprints will see the series make its first-ever appearance at the Spring Lake Speedway near Unity, Wisconsin on Friday night July 13 and a return trip to Cedar Lake the following night for another CLS Shootout Series event. Keep tabs on all of the POWRi UMSS Lucas Oil Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com or by following the series on Facebook and My Race Pass.

TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 6, 2018 (Race #10)

POWRi Lucas Oil/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 14-Cam Schafer, [2]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba, [7]; 3. 34-Denny Stordahl, [3]; 4. 7H-Harry Hanson, [10]; 5. 99-Bryan Roach, [1]; 6. N1-Ty Sampair, [8]; 7. 7-Scott Brandt, [9]; 8. 93-Brad Peterson, [18]; 9. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [12]; 10. 12X-Blake Anderson, [4]; 11. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [14]; 12. 101-Paul Schultz, [15]; 13. 19B-Jack Berger, [13]; 14. 15E-Caley Emerson, [11]; 15. 38S-Allen Stettner, [19]; 16. 16-Anna Hippe, [25]; 17. K1-Kevin Lear, [21]; 18. 23-Jake Hendrickson, [16]; 19. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [6]; 20. 2J-John Lowe, [20]; 21. (DNF) 00-Kyle Finnegan, [23]; 22. (DNF) 22-Jeff Pellersels, [17]; 23. (DNF) 33C-Cody Emmans, [26]; 24. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III, [5]; 25. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell, [27]; (DNS) 87-Mike Mueller, ; (DNS) 56-Josh Braford, Lap Leaders: Schafer 1-6, Stordahl 7-10, Schafer 11-13, Stordahl 14-18, Schafer 19-25. (5) cautions laps 4, 4 restart, 7, 7 restart & 11.

Barb Brandt Memorial Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba, [2]; 2. 15E-Caley Emerson, [1]; 3. 14-Cam Schafer, [3]; 4. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [6]; 5. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [5]; 6. 12X-Blake Anderson, [4] Lap Leader: Jake Kouba 1-6. No cautions.

Rock Auto.com Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 14-Cam Schafer, [3]; 2. 15E-Caley Emerson, [1]; 3. 34-Denny Stordahl, [7]; 4. N1-Ty Sampair, [8]; 5. 7-Scott Brandt, [9]; 6. 93-Brad Peterson, [6]; 7. 2J-John Lowe, [4]; 8. (DNF) 00-Kyle Finnegan, [5]; 9. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell, [2] Lap Leaders: Emerson 1-2, Schafer 3-10. No cautions.

PIRTEK Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [3]; 2. 12X-Blake Anderson, [9]; 3. 99-Bryan Roach, [8]; 4. 19B-Jack Berger, [1]; 5. 101-Paul Schultz, [5]; 6. 23-Jake Hendrickson, [7]; 7. (DNF) 56-Josh Braford, [2]; 8. (DNF) 87-Mike Mueller, [4]; 9. (DNF) 16-Anna Hippe, [6] Lap Leader: Kerzman 1-10. Red flag on opening lap for big crash in turn 1 involving 56, 87 & 16. 56 & 87 flipped. 16 front end damage.

GRP Motorsports Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba, [2]; 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [6]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [3]; 4. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [1]; 5. 7H-Harry Hanson, [9]; 6. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [7]; 7. 38S-Allen Stettner, [5]; 8. K1-Kevin Lear, [8]; 9. (DNF) 33C-Cody Emmans, [4] Lap Leader: Jake Kouba 1-10. One yellow with 4 lap scored when 33c lost left rear tire going down backstretch. 12 had just passed 6 for lead but scoring reverted back to the last completed lap.

 

 

Steve Poirier Outlasts Chuck Hebing to Win Night 3 of Donath Motor Worx CNY Speedweek for Lucas Oil ESS at Brewerton

By MIKE MALLETT

BREWERTON, NY – The third night of Donath MotorWorx Central New York Speedweek saw an epic battle at the front of the field as two former series champions exchanged slide jobs to see who was going to come out on top. Steve Poirier and Chuck Hebing battled throughout the 25-lap A-Main on Friday night at Brewerton Speedway. Eventually it was Poirier, of St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., who outlasted Hebing for his record 67th career win.

Poirier and Hebing exchanged the lead no less than five times as they swapped slide jobs looking for the $2,500 top prize. Poirier ran the extreme top of the speedway while Hebing found something through the middle. Poirier ultimately altered his line late just enough to keep Hebing behind him in the NAPA Auto Parts, E & V Energy, Mach 1 Chassis A-Main.

“We haven’t been struggling, but we’ve been in the top five and not winning like in the past,” commented Poirier. “It could not be tougher to win than during Speedweek. When you win one of these it is better. I had fun racing with the Cobra (Hebing) and Jason (Barney) at the front. We race each other clean and try to put on a good show. I have a great respect them. That makes this feel better.”

Barney and Poirier redrew the front row for the start of the race. On the opening circuit Barney dove low with Poirier working high. Barney edged Poirier the line to lead lap one. Poirier was able to take the lead on lap two as the blasted around the cushion.

The top two remained unchanged until lap seven when Brett Wright spun in turn four. At the green flag, eighth starting Chuck Hebing moved his way from third to battle Barney for second. He took the spot on lap 10. He now put his full attention to tracking down Poirier.

On lap 11 Hebing made his move to take the lead from Poirier only to have the race come under caution for a second and final time. Matt Tanner slowed to stop in turn two necessitating the yellow.

The green flag flew once more with Hebing getting the hole shot and Barney also moving by Poirier to take over second. Poirier quickly regrouped getting rolling once more on the top of the speedway. On lap 14 Poirier got the lead back.

Hebing drove back by him on lap 15 off the bottom of turn two only to have Poirier pull a slide job in turns three and four to regain the top spot. Hebing stayed right with him while continuing to work the extreme bottom lane of the speedway.

“On a tight bull ring like this we are all fighting for our small space,” stated Poirier. “When I saw Cobra (Hebing) I thought I was done. I was searching for a lane. I didn’t know where to go. I was pretty good early on the outside of three and four but then it started going away. He was good in the middle so I knew I needed to find something different.”

As the race reached the final third, traffic now factored into the race forcing Poirier to not only contend with Hebing but also slower cars at the back of the pack. Hebing continued to work over Poirier for the lead with a late charging Larry Wight entering the fray as well.

Poirier made all the right moves late to find himself in victory lane at the end for his first Brewerton Speedway triumph since August of 2011.

Hebing, coming off his win at Land of Legends Raceway the previous night, ended up coming to the checkers in the second position. The Ontario, N.Y., driver was all smiles afterwards even though he didn’t get the win.

“Steve and I have been racing a long time together and we really enjoy it, but I enjoy it more when I beat him,” joked Hebing. “He said I showed him the middle of the race track so I went down and chose the bottom. I should have stuck to what I was doing. That cost me the win there but it was good race.”

Wight, a Modified regular as the speedway, was in the mix late but came up short finishing third after starting in 11th position. Wight made up much off his ground as Poirier and Hebing tried to get through traffic. He worked the extreme low lane on the race track.

“I wish I had another 10 laps to watch them struggle in traffic,” stated Wight. “I think I could have maybe got them while they were in lapped traffic. I kept hoping for a lapped car to slide up so I could drive underneath both of them.”

Barney ended up finishing fourth with Danny Varin gaining a couple spots from his seventh starting position to finish in fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Shawn Donath, Jeff Cook, Coleman Gulick, Mike Mahaney and Scott Kreutter.

A field of 40 sprints filled the pits for Night #3 of Speedweek,

Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek Night #3

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Brewerton Speedway – Steve Poirier ($2,510), Chuck Hebing ($1,560), Larry Wight ($1,085), Jason Barney ($725), Danny Varin ($605), Shawn Donath ($495), Jeff Cook ($755), Coleman Gulick ($445), Mike Mahaney ($435), Scott Kreutter ($400), Billy VanInwegen ($435), Mark Smith ($370), Matt Billings ($300), Paulie Colagiovanni ($350), Dave Axton ($300), Jordan Poirier ($300), Matt Tanner ($300), Tommy Wickham ($300), Jeff Trombley ($350), Jonathan Preston ($100), Chad Miller ($350), Denny Peebles ($100), Scott Holcomb ($350), Brett Wright ($350), Dan Douville ($300), Kelly Hebing ($300)

Did Not Qualify – Emily VanInwegen, Sean Durand, Josh Flint, Josh Azzi, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Dave Wickham, Joe August Jr., Yan Bilodeau, Ryan Harrison, Pete Richardson, Tyler Trump, Steve Glover, Sam Reakes IV, Keith Granholm,

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Donath, Varin, Mahaney, Wight $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Gulick, Varin, Barney, Wight $25

Power Seal Power Move of the Night – $100

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – C, Hebing $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Barney $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Wight (8 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Colagiovanni $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Miller $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Holcomb, Trombley - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Varin $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – VanInwegen $35

Robert Finley Sr. Memorial/Cobra Coaches Dash – Cook ($125), VanInwegen ($75), Smith ($50), Wright ($50)

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Just Missed – Glover $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Poirier, Hebing, Wight $10

Hoosier Tire – Cook $200

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Dylan Westbrook, Lucas Smith, Ken Sargent and Nick Masi Win on O’Neil’s/Case IH Frankie Turkey Memorial Night at Ohsweken

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 6, 2018) – An exciting night at Ohsweken Speedway had 115 cars sign in across four divisions for Frankie Turkey Memorial Night and Friday Night Excitement presented by O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH Agriculture on Friday, July 6. The night was run in honour of the late Frankie Turkey, uncle to track owner Glenn Styres, who passed away following a car accident at just 27 years of age. Frankie introduced Glenn to auto racing at a young age, and remains an inspiration for many parts of Glenn’s business and Ohsweken Speedway – including the track’s trademark orange colour.

When the action on the track was completed, it was Dylan Westbrook claiming the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature win for the fifth time this season and Lucas Smith who scored his first career Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car win. For the stock cars, Ken Sargent won the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature and Nick Masi collected the checkered flag in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock main event. KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media). Jim Huppunen and Dylan Westbrook lined-up on the front row for the 20-lap A-Main Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature. Huppunen threw a pair of slide jobs at Westbrook on the opening lap, but still Westbrook gained control of the point and quickly worked to open a sizeable advantage that grew to a full straightaway by lap five. On lap four, Tyler Hendricks got past both Huppunen and Mack DeMan to take second, but DeMan fought back to retake the runner-up spot with a strong run off turn four on lap nine.

With eight laps to go, Westbrook slowed his pace as he dealt with what appeared to be a big clump of clay lodged in the right rear-wheel, causing severe vibrations. Westbrook nursed the car around the bottom of the track as he tried to hold off DeMan, who worked meticulously to close the gap. DeMan reeled in Westbrook until he made a pass for the lead just after taking the white flag. Unfortunately for DeMan, the caution flag waved before the checkers when Scott Burke slowed in turn three and setup a one-lap dash with DeMan lining up second.

On the final restart, DeMan followed Westbrook on the bottom of turn one to prevent a slide job from Mikey Kruchka in third. In turns three and four, Westbrook made his car just wide enough to hold off DeMan at the finish by just 0.152 seconds for his fifth win of the season. DeMan, Kruchka, Chris Steele and Hendricks rounded out the top-five. Steele and DeMan were heat race winners earlier in the night. STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Shone Evans and Aaron Turkey lined up out front of the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20-lap Feature event. Fifth-starting Lucas Smith quickly raced into third while Evans led Turkey for the opening three laps until the first caution when Dereck Lemyre spun in turn three. On the restart, Turkey tagged the inside wall in turn one and spun before tipping on his side to being out a red flag.

After another pairs of restarts, Evans was able to maintain the lead over Smith while Ryan Hunsinger got past Hannah Ferrell for third before the yellow flag waved again on lap six for a slowed Josh Hansen. The restart on lap six proved to be the final one where Evans remained up front but Smith stayed in tow.

At the halfway point, Evans’ lead was less than a second and was eliminated entirely once he worked into slower traffic on lap 13. The following lap, Smith used the slower cars to gain a big run off turn four while Evans was stuck low and took the lead with six laps remaining. Smith checked out over the remaining distance, leaving Evans to battle for second with Ryan Hunsinger and Jesse Costa. At the finish, it was Costa who prevailed in that battle ahead of Evans and Hunsinger. Jacob Dykstra rounded out the top-five after starting 19th, which earned him the hard-charger award.

Earlier in the night, Turkey, Costa, Smith and AJ Lewis won qualifying heat races while Rob Neely claimed a win in the B-Main. MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Donny Lampman and Kacey Huffman started on the front row for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature. It was Jay Liverance who jumped forward from the fourth spot to lead the opening four laps until Ryan Dinning took over the top spot on lap five.

On lap 7, an uncharacteristic solo spin for Dave Bailey didn’t bring out the yellow flag, but Liverance spinning in turn two on the following lap was the cause of the first of three cautions. On the ensuing restart, Ken Sargent took the lead from his teammate Dinning in what proved to be the winning pass. Over the final 12 laps, Sargent had to hold off a Christopher Hale and the night’s hard charger Ryan Beagle to claim the win while Logan Shwedyk and Dinning rounded out the top-five. The win was the 135th of Sargent’s career, he announced to the crowd in victory lane.

Earlier in the night, Lee Winger, Dinning and Bailey claimed heat race wins. HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Mike Giberson and Tim Jamieson brought the HRW Automotive Mini Stock field to the green flag for the 15-lap A-Main, but it was sixth-starting Mike Taylor who led the opening lap. Taylor didn’t hold the point for long as Brian Crosgrove raced forward to lead lap two before a caution on the following lap for a spun Jeremy May in turn two.

The first and only restart of the race saw Tristan Da Silva race forward to the lead, only to have 20th-starting Nick Masi take it away at the other end of the racetrack and lead lap three. One lap later, it was Kyle Wert and Time DeBoer jumping forward to second and third behind the leader.

Over the next six laps, Masi raced ahead to a 10 car-length lead while the top three had broken away from the rest of the field by nearly a straightaway. Masi had to deal with some lapped traffic in the closing laps that saw his lead erode away, but held on for his third win of the season by just 0.174 seconds over top-five finishers Tim DeBoer, Kyle Wert, Gillian Hils and Dale Millard.

Earlier in the night, Christopher French, Mike Taylor Paul Longboat and Matt Nuell won qualifying heats while Jonathan Ayrton and Sean Iftody won B-Mains. UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, July 13 for Sponsor and Bicycle night presented by Strickland’s GMC of Brantford. Kids in attendance will have plenty of chances to win a new bike. On the track, all four weekly divisions are in action, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT July 6, 2018 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH Agriculture Total Entries – 115 ———————————————————– Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (17 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2); 2. 17x Mack DeMan (3); 3. 0 Mikey Kruchka (9); 4. 80 Chris Steele (8); 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5); 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (1); 7. 9 Steve Lyons (11); 8. 97 Cory Turner (17); 9. 22 Shawn Sliter (7); 10. DNF 91 Ryan Turner (4); 11. 81 Derek Jonathan (13); 12. 22F Jim Porter (15); 13. 55 Mike Thorne (6); 14. 11 Jamie Turner (10); 15. 43 Scott Sherk (12); 16. 44 Barry Dunn (14); 17. 9b Scott Burke (16) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook 1-20 Hard Charger – Cory Turner +9 (17th to 8th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharine’s, ON (2); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ON (8); 3. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne, ON (3); 4. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (5); 5. 0 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (7); 6. DNF 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 7. DNF 43 Scott Sherk, Port Colborne, ON (6); 8. DNF 9b Scott Burke, Charing Cross, ON (1); 9. DNF 44 Barry Dunn, (9)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 17x Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (4); 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (1); 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (6): 4. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (3); 5. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (8); 6. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (7); 7. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston, NY, USA (5); 8. DNF F22 Jim Porter, Grand Island, NY, USA (2);

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Dylan Westbrook ———————————————————– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (29 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 49L Lucas Smith (5); 2. 52 Jesse Costa (9); 3. 87x Shone Evans (1); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (4); 5. 5d Jacob Dykstra (19); 6. 29 Liam Martin (17); 7. 1 Holly Porter (7); 8. 68 Aaron Turkey (2); 9. 4 Hannah Ferrell (3); 10. 9 Paul Ballantyne (11); 11. 08 Steven Beckett (23); 12. 49h Jerry Hill (14); 13. 51 Trevor Young (22); 14. 12 Brad Herron (15); 15. 5 DJ Christie (10); 16. 56 Dereck Lemyre (13); 17. 74 Rob Neely (21); 18. 70 Baily Heard (24); 19. 8mk Matt Hill (6); 20. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (16); 21. DNF 7 Caleb Wood (20); 22. DNF 88h Josh Hansen (12); 23. DNF 24a AJ Lewis (8); 24. DNF 69 Josh Hill (18) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shone Evans 1-13, Lucas Smith 14-20 Hard Charger – Jacob Dykstra +14 (19th to 5th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (2); 2. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (8); 3. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (4); 4. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr., St. Catharine’s, ON (1); 5. 69 Josh Hill, Six Nations, ON (3); 6. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (7); 7. DNF 24 Jeff Newham, Windsor, ON (5); 8. DNF 1eh Paul Klager, Beamsville, ON (6)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:04.963) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (1); 2. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (4); 3. 4 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (6); 4. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (5); 5. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (3); 6. 74 Rob Neely, Rockwood, ON (7); 7. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (2);

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:08.544) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 24a AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (3); 2. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON (4); 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (2); 4. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (6); 5. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON, (5); 6. 08 Steven Beckett, Fonthill, ON (7); 7. 70 Baily Heard, Niagara Falls, ON (1)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 49L Lucas Smith, Brantford, ON (4); 2. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (1); 3. 8mk Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (7); 4. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford, ON (5); 5. 7 Caleb Wood, London, ON (3); 6. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (6); 7. 38 Derek Miller, Ohsweken, ON (2)

B-Feature (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 3:04.222) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 74 Rob Neely (2); 2. 51 Trevor Young (4); 3. 08 Steven Beckett (3); 4. 70 Baily Heard (7); 5. 38 Derek Miller (8); 6. 9c Brian Nanticoke (1); 7. 24 Jeff Newham (5); 8. DNS 10 Lofton Schuts (6); 10. DNS 1eh Paul Klager (9)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Shone Evans

 

 

Stroup holds off Miller for thrilling FAST 305 win at Attica

ATTICA, Ohio - A few weeks ago Dustin Stroup nearly destroyed his 305 sprint car in a crash and it left the Fremont, Ohio driver contemplating quitting. The team put the car back together and Stroup was able to hold off Jamie Miller who has four wins and a second in his last five outings, to score the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro win at Attica Raceway Park Friday, July 6.

While the results will show Stroup led all 25 laps for his fourth career Attica win, it was easy as lapped cars racing side by side right in front of him allowed former track champion Jamie Miller to close and race to his inside several times the last four laps.

"That was tough. You don't know where them guys are going and you know you're leading and you start hearing things and I heard something and it was Jamie and I saw him a couple of times. I flipped real heard at Fremont a few weeks ago and Dennis Level has been working with us to diagnosis why it seemed the engine wasn't running right. It came down to checking the rear end and it was mislabeled and our gear choice was then wrong. We changed the rear end and it's back to normal. I have to thank Tony Beaber for the repairs, my Mom and Dad, Adam and everyone that helps out," said Stroup beside his Century 21 Premiere Properties/Slade Shock Technology/Level Performance/Triple X Race cars backed machine.

Stroup and Brandon Moore paced the field to the green for the 25 lap A-main but a tangle involving Matt Ferrell and Shane Call necessitated a complete restart. When the green flew Stroup took the lead over Moore, Miller, Jason Keckler, Kyle Peters and John Ivy.

Stroup steadily inched away from the field while Miller took second on lap four. Call brought out the caution on lap five with Stroup leading Miller, Moore, Peters, Ivy, Keckler, Tyler Street and Paul Weaver.

When the green reappeared Stroup had his hands full with Miller with Ivy moving into third by lap nine. Very heavy lapped traffic just past the half-way point allowed Miller to take a look under Stroup's machine but the leader was able to make great moves to maintain the point.

With five laps to go Stroup found himself in a dilemma with a lapped car running the bottom and another the top. Stroup made some daring moves but as they raced to the white flag Miller dove under him. Stroup was able to get to the bottom of turns one and two and get by one of the lapped cars. Stroup would hold off Miller for the win with Ivy, Moore and Street rounding out the top five.

With his second place run Miller will maintain a significant lead in the FAST standings as the series heads to Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio on Friday, July 13.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont , Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. Visit for more information

About Engine Pro

Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro products high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributed at enginepro.com.

Attica Raceway Park Friday, July 6, 2018 Croghan Colonial Bank/Bazell Race Fuels Night Indicates starting position - [*]

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 3. 2L-Landon LaLonde[1] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[3] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 3. 83-Shane Call[4] ; 4. 21-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[3] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[5] ; 7. 39C-Scott Riley[8] ; 8. 48-Mike Burkin[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 67M-Matt Ferrell[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 6. 73-Joe Armbruster[4] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[7] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[2] ; 4. 73-Joe Armbruster[3] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin[8] ; 7. 39C-Scott Riley[5] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[9] ; 9. 28-Tad Peck[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 21-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[9] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver[11] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[15] ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[16] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[17] ; 12. 9R-Dustin Rall[14] ; 13. 47-Matt Lucius[20] ; 14. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 15. 73-Joe Armbruster[19] ; 16. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[18] ; 17. 83-Shane Call[8] ; 18. 10-Josh Harrison[13] ; 19. 8-Bobby Clark[10] ; 20. 67M-Matt Ferrell[12]

FAST Hard Charger: 47-Matt Lucius +7

 

 

The Cobra, Chuck Hebing, Comes Home to Land of Legends Raceway to Win Night Two of Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

By MIKE MALLETT

CANANDAIGUA, NY – Chuck Hebing has been the traveling man for much of the early portion of the 2018 racing season. The Ontario, N.Y., driver has been up and down the road with several trips south to Pennsylvania. As of late those trips have ended in unfortunate incidents including a pair of crashes that led to him getting upside down.

On Thursday night Hebing returned to his old stomping ground at the Land of Legends Raceway. It proved to be just what he needed to get things back on track as the veteran driver dominated the 25-lap A-Main for the win. It was his 35th career triumph and his third at his former home track in Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint competition. The feature was presented by NAPA Auto Parts, E & V Energy as well as Mach 1 Chassis.

“At least I didn’t flip,” joked a happy Hebing as he stood on the back of his car holding the checkered flag in victory lane. “That was a good time, good ole fun. It’s good to be back home. I’ve been going down to Pennsylvania and playing on some heavy tracks. I enjoy it but I’ve been busting my butt a little bit too much down there.”

Hebing immediately took the lead at the start from his pole starting position. He rocketed away from the field to open up at a half a straightaway cushion before the first and only stoppage in the race. Parker Evans and Steve Glover got together in turn four necessitating the red flag. Neither driver was injured as Glover continued on.

The double-file restart put Chad Miller next to Hebing for the green. Miller looked for a way by Hebing and as he did he opened the door for Matt Tanner. Tanner rocketed around both Miller and Jason Barney to move into second. From there the chase was on.

Hebing and Tanner pulled away from the competition as the race for third saw Mark Smith take the position on lap 10 after starting in the eighth spot. Smith had his work cut out for him as Hebing and Tanner were nearly a full straightaway in front of him.

At the halfway point it was all Hebing, who was now in traffic, leading Tanner and Smith. They continued in that order with the gap between them shrinking as the lapped cars became thicker in front of the leaders. Hebing kept Tanner at bay using multiple lines to pass the slower cars.

“The last one I was leading here Jason Barney got going on the bottom,” cited Hebing. “When I saw the 87 on the board I knew I better to make sure to test the bottom, make sure I’m looking around and I tried them all. The lapped cars were tough. They are as fast as we are once you get rolling. It was a tough deal.”

Hebing came through traffic unscathed in route to leading all 25-laps for his first series win of the 2018. Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., came across the line in the second spot. He tried to catch Hebing to no avail.

“His car was a little better there,” Tanner stated of Hebing. “At the beginning we fell back and I kind of thought we were going to head right to the back there. I didn’t think we were that good. We got the wing back on that restart, got some clean air and kind of saw what Chuck was doing. It was going to be tough to get around him. I followed him there hoping lapped traffic would slow him up enough. I thought a couple times we had him.”

Smith, who now earned the early Speedweek point lead, plateaued once he got into the third position. He was able to move in on Hebing and Tanner but at the end the Sunbury, Pa., driver finished in third.

“We are staying consistent,” mentioned Smith who is driving the Patrick Vigneault owned mount. “I want to win one of these suckers here someday. I finally got a decent starting spot on the outside and that helped me out a little bit. I kind of changed it up and rolled the bottom there and made up some time. Every time I’d catch them I’d have to wait on a lapper. I can’t race where they are. Everybody did a good job. It was a heck of a fun track. I like these slick race tracks.”

Steve Poirier redrew the ninth position for the start of the feature and advanced up to ninth with Jason Barney finishing right where he started in fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were Joe Trenca, Miller, Night #1 winner Danny Varin, Mike Mahaney and Josh Pieniazek.

A big field of 39 sprints played host to a big crowd despite threatening weather all throughout Omtario County.

Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek Night #2

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Land of Legends Raceway – Chuck Hebing ($2,610),

Matt Tanner ($1,535), Mark Smith ($1,035), Steve Poirier ($725), Jason Barney ($580), Joe Trenca ($495), Chad Miller ($630), Danny Varin ($445), Mike Mahaney ($410), Josh Pieniazek ($400), Matt Billings ($395), Billy VanInwegen ($270), Paulie Colagiovanni ($350), Jonathan Preston ($350), Coleman Gulick ($300), Jeff Cook ($375), Shawn Donath ($550), Scott Holcomb ($350), Ryan Harrison ($475), Jared Zimbardi ($300), Yan Bilodeau ($350), Brett Wright ($400), Dave Axton ($100), Dan Douville ($300), Steve Glover ($300), Parker Evans ($350).

Did Not Qualify – Emily VanInwegen, Derrick Juliano, Sean Durand, Josh Flint, Alysha Bay, Josh Azzi, Paul Kinney, Kelly Hebing, Dann Bennett, Darryl Ruggles, Denny Peebles, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Ryan Susice,

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Colagiovanni, D, Varin, Tanner, Trenca $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Colagiovanni, Smith, Barney, Poirier $25

Power Seal Power Move of the Night – VanInwegen $100

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Hebing $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Hebing $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – VanInwegen (13 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Preston $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Holcomb $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Evans, Bilodeau - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Barney $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Billings $35

Robert Finley Sr. Memorial/Cobra Coaches Dash – Donath ($250), Harrison ($175), Wright ($100), Cook ($75)

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Just Missed – Flint, Ruggles $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Hebing, Tanner, Smith $10

Hoosier Tire – Miller $200

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints:
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Twitter: @ESSprints

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Two first time winners highlight Freedom Fireworks event at Placerville Speedway on Independence Day

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA -July 4, 2018…The Placerville Speedway hosted its annual Independence Day spectacular on Wednesday and saw a pair of first time winners during the evening with Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson scooping up his first career Thompson’s Auto Winged 360 Sprint Car triumph and Clay Daly earning his first Ltd. Late Model victory. The always tough Dan Jinkerson captured the win in an exciting Pure Stock feature.

The 25-lap Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car feature awarded $2,500 to the winner thanks to extra money from Placerville Speedway and High Sierra Industries. Visalia’s Steven Tiner and Tanner Thorson shared the front row for the sixth point race of the season with the Sprint Cars. Thorson charged into the lead at the waving of Ron Stahl’s green flag.

Hollister’s Tony Gualda immediately showed his muscle and came after Tiner for the second position, before an exciting pass off turn two on lap four.

Gualda then closed in on Thorson and made it a battle for the lead on lap nine. The top-two raced close together through lapped traffic, as Gualda searched for his first career Winged Sprint Car win after three runner-up efforts already this season. The fans were kept on the edge of their seats with it being anybody’s game through the slower cars. On lap 16 Gualda and a lapped car came together off the second corner and allowed Tiner the chance to get under him for p2.

A caution flag with seven circuits remaining then brought things to a halt. After that it was all Thorson up front, who put together flawless laps on the cushion to race off and snag his first ever Placerville Speedway victory. The driver of the Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3C also became the sixth different winner in six races this season. Tiner crossed the stripe in second, while Fremont’s Shane Golobic made a nice charge to claim third. Gualda and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg completed the top-five.

Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick, Aromas’ Justin Sanders, Roseville’s Sean Becker, Placerville’s Andy Gregg and Cameron Park’s Shane Hopkins rounded out the top-10. The three heat races held during the night were captured by Jodie Robinson, Steven Tiner and Shane Golobic.

The ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award to start the evening was set by Andy Gregg with a time of 10.678. A total of 20 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars were on hand during the night.

The 20-lap Ltd. Late Model main event started out with a side by side race for the lead at the waving of the green between Wayne Trimble and Jay Norton. Trimble carved his way to the lead with Mike Lightfoot rocketing into second on lap two. Ryan McDaniel then made his presence known and began to challenge Lightfoot for second, before taking over the spot on lap five. He immediately went to work on Trimble and got alongside him one lap later but couldn’t quite pull off the pass.

It was a great fight for the top spot until McDaniel slowed on lap nine and exited back to the pit area. On the restart traveling invader Clay Daly moved up to the second position and would then take over the lead on lap 12. Daly was making a start for Matt Davis in the No. 55 machine and went on to take the checkered flag and earn his first career Placerville Speedway win, which was worth $600. Wayne Trimble crossed the stripe in second, with Ray Trimble third, Mike Lightfoot fourth and Matt Michelli fifth.

Jay Norton, Dennis Ahart, Tyler Lightfoot, Scott Woessner and Eddie Gardner completed the top-10. Fourteen Ltd. Late Models were in competition on Wednesday. Heat race wins were picked off by Jay Norton and Wayne Trimble.

Kevin Jinkerson and Russ Murphy set the front row in the 20-lap Pure Stock finale, which paid $550-to-win thanks to extra money from Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabricating, along with Boulevard Brewing Company. The front row went door handle to door handle racing for the lead over the first few laps. Jinkerson had held the advantage but on lap four Murphy charged around the outside of turn to grab the point. Kevin Jinkerson then slowed shortly after and lost numerous positions.

After a few caution periods leader Murphy slowed down the back stretch and left defending track champion Jason Palmer nowhere to go. Palmer climbed the back-stretch hill X-Games style and somehow came back down on all fours but did suffer damage forcing him back to the pit area. Dan Jinkerson inherited the lead and went on to claim the victory over Lonnie Lennard, Ryan Peter, Dave Silva and Scott Grunert. Jay Bryant, Jason Castro, Rick Grunert, Mike Stoeckle and Ronnie Richards rounded out the top-10.

Nineteen Pure Stocks were in action during the evening. Heat race wins were claimed by Rick Grunert, Ryan Peter and Jason Palmer.

The Placerville Speedway will take this weekend off, before resuming action on Saturday July 14 with the always fun Mt. Democrat Kids Bike Night. In competition will be the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Dwarf Cars. More info can be found at www.placervillespeedway.com

 

 

Danny Varin Kicks Off Donath MotorWorx Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Speedweek with Thrilling Win at Can-Am Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

LaFARGEVILLE, NY – Opening night of Donath MotorWorx Central New York Speedweek came down to the final corner of the final lap. The winner wasn’t decided until the three cars vying for the win exited the fourth corner. As the checkered flag flew, Danny Varin was able to cross the line first for the $2,585 victory to kick off his Speedweek title defense.

“It’s a long week,” said Varin about starting his title defense with a win. “It’s going to be a long week. It is a grind. It’s nice to be standing here. We love these Sprint Cars and just the opportunity to drive one is appreciated.”

Varin, Shawn Donath and Mark Smith swapped spots within the top three for the final five laps of the 25-lap kickoff event at Can-Am. Eventually Varin made the winning pass in turns three and four on the last lap to earn the win in the Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, E & V Energy A-Main event.

“The car was fantastic,” mentioned Varin. “I can’t thank my guys enough. Unfortunately, Dave Cruickshank, my car owner, couldn’t be here tonight because it was a little too hot, but we are going to call him tonight and tell him. My hats off to all the guys we race against. These guys are so good. We got to do our homework if we want to beat them.”

Donath raced out to the point from his pole starting position on the initial start of the race. Donath was shadowed by outside pole sitter Mike Kiser for the first few laps. Kiser secured the lead on lap four on the outside of turns three and four only to have Donath come back by him a lap later on the bottom of turns one and two.

After dispatching of Kiser, Donath tried to run away from the field only to have Varin move into the second spot on lap seven after starting 10th. At this point Donath’s lead was a half straightaway over Varin and the rest of the field.

His lead started to dwindle on lap nine as he encountered the backend of the field. Donath was forced to alter his line allowed Varin to gain ground. Eventually he drew close enough to pull even with Donath for the lead.

Varin dove low in first corner to get under Donath and by the time they raced on the backstretch he had the lead. Varin brought the field to the line on lap 12 as the leader.

A lap later the only red flag of the night was necessary as Dylan Swiernik went end-over-end in turn three. Although it was a nasty tumble, Swiernik was able to walk away from the incident unscathed. At this point the top three were Varin, Donath and Smith. That was how they came back to green when action resumed.

Varin utilized his lane choice to get a strong restart on Donath pulling away slightly by the time the field entered the backstretch. Although had his sights set on Varin, Donath had to contend now with Smith. Smith worked over Donath and eventually went around him to secure second on lap 18.

Business picked up on lap 20 as traffic was an issue for the leader Varin. As Varin searched for the fast line both Smith and Donath closed the gap. Donath found a line around the extreme top on lap 23 allowing him to take the lead off the exit of turn four.

Varin didn’t go away and neither did Smith, they both hung with Donath and were there to pounce when he made a mistake on lap 24. Both Donath and Varin went to the outside and it looked like Smith was going to get the top spot, but he and Varin came to the line together to take the white flag after Donath bobbled.

On the final lap Varin and Smith raced side-by-side with Donath right there in the mix. Smith made one last attempt to get the lead and the win in turns three and four only to have Varin drive back by for the victory.

“The outside just got so far out and I hit it wrong,” stated Varin. “I thought I threw it away, I really did. Donath showed me his nose on the bottom and I couldn’t believe how good it came in. We were able to hit one good lap there and grab back the lead.”

Smith, of Sunbury, Pa., had his shot at the lead. He just wasn’t able to catch the right line at the right time.

“I had a good race and good fun there,” commented Smith. “When he missed the corner down here I tried something in the next corner to make up some time on him and it really killed me. Then they got on me from behind. It was game on from there. I almost had the pair of them down there but I used my tires up. It was a good, fun race. I love this place. It is a really cool race track.”

Donath, coming off a win in the last Empire Super Sprint Event, ended the day third. Although he had a good enough car to win, hopping the cushion on the outside of turns three and four caused him to fall back to third.

“To have shot at it, these guys are both phenomenal so I can’t be any happier with our chassis program or our engine program,” commented Donath. “Right now my guys are all clicking. Everyone is doing what they are supposed to do. All you can do is ask to be in the mix. I hope it was as exciting for the fans as it was for me. That was pretty cool”

Steve Poirier came from 11th to finish in the fourth while Paulie Colagiovanni came home in fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Jonathan Preston, Matt Tanner, the race’s hard charger Coleman Gulick, Jason Barney and Parker Evans.

A field of 36 sprints filled the pits in front of a capacity crowd for rookie promoter Tyler Bartlett.

Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek Night #1

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Can-Am Speedway – Danny Varin ($2,585), Mark Smith ($1,635), Shawn Donath ($1,060), Steve Poirier ($700), Paulie Colagiovanni ($580), Jonathan Preston ($470), Matt Tanner ($430), Coleman Gulick ($470), Jason Barney ($460), Parker Evans ($475), Paul Kinney ($445), Matt Billings ($320), Mike Kiser ($300), Steve Hutchinson ($350), Josh Pieniazek ($300), Denny Peebles ($100), Billy VanInwegen ($350), Dan Douville ($350), Jeff Cook ($300), Kelly Hebing ($300), Dave Axton ($425), Scott Holcomb ($100), Paul Pekkonen ($350), Mike Mahaney ($300), Dylan Swiernik ($300), Tyler Trump ($300).

Did Not Qualify – Ryan Harrison, Emily VanInwegen, Yan Bilodeau, Derrick Juliano, Dalton Herrick, Brett Wright, Chad Miller, Sean Durand, Sam Reakes IV, Josh Flint

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Smith, Varin, Colagiovanni, Barney $25

Power Seal Power Move of the Night – Smith ($100)

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Varin $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Donath $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Gulick (14 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Hutchinson $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – VanInwegen $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Kinney - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Colagiovanni $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Kinney $35

Cook’s Plumbing, Heating and Hardware/Cobra Coaches Dash – Axton ($125), Evans ($75), Douville ($50), Pekkonen ($50)

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Just Missed – Harrison $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Varin, Smith, Donath $10

Hoosier Tire – Flint $200

 

J.D. Johnson Cruises to URSS Victory Atop the Belleville High Banks!

Belleville, Kansas – July 3, 2018 - In the final tune-up for the upcoming 305 Nationals, J.D. Johnson of Wichita, Kansas took the lead at the start and never looked back as he won the special Tuesday night edition of the United Rebel Sprint Series event atop the Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kansas.

Defending series champion Zach Blurton and Johnson started on the front row for the twenty-lap feature with Blurton jumping out into the lead entering turns one and two. Johnson got a strong run entering turns three and four and took the lead on lap one.

Blurton, Stu Snyder, Jason Martin and Toby Chapman were the top five after lap one with Johnson starting to pull away from the field when the features only caution fell on lap five when the steering broke on Edmond, Oklahoma’s Ty Williams #911 sprinter, sending him into the fence. Williams was uninjured and done for the night.

On the restart it was still Johnson up front while Blurton, Snyder, Martin and Chapman the top five as Johnson continued his torrid pace out front. The leader encountered slower traffic at the races midway point but that didn’t detour Johnson from claiming his third-career URSS victory and second with the series atop the famed Belleville half-mile.

Zach Blurton would come home second with Snyder finishing third. Martin would settle for fourth while eighth-starting Jake Martens rounded out the top five.

Joey Danley earned the nights Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard-charger of the feature as he moved up six positions to an eighth-place finish.

The three heat races for the twenty-two-car field were won by Williams, Snyder and Blurton.

The “Rebels” will now gear up for a pair of events this weekend, beginning Saturday night, as they will head to the state of Nebraska. It all begins at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte for the 3rd Annual “Ron Williams/Dick (Snoose) Myers Memorial” that will pay $1500 to win. Then on Sunday night the series will head one hour down I-80 to the Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Nebraska where $700 awaits that night’s feature finale winner.

Keep up-to-date on all-things United Rebel Sprint Serie by accessing their official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com and you can also find them on facebook: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

United Rebel Sprint Series

Belleville High Banks/Belleville, Kansas

July 3, 2018

22 Cars

A Feature (20 Laps): 1) 98 J.D. Johnson, 2) 2j Zach Blurton, 3) 23s Stu Snyder, 4) 5x Jason Martin, 5) 48 Jake Martens, 6) 7Toby Chapman, 7) 12t Tyler Drueke, 8) 21 Ryan Kitchen, 9) 14 Joey Danley, 10) 54 Trey Gropp, 11) 9 John Webster, 12) 4x Jason Danelyna, 13) 28 Tracey Hill, 14) 7x Shawn Sundquist, 15) 10 Jordan Knight, 16) 45 Lonnie Cox, 17) 11k Tyler Knight, 18) Chad Salem 17s, 19) 33k Aaron Ploussard, 20) 43 Skyler Hughes, 21) 911 Ty Williams, 22) 44 Kyle Johnson

 

 

Conley holds off Mintz for 1st FAST win at Waynesfield; Ivy breaks through for 305 FAST victory

By Brian Liskai

WAYNESFIELD, Oh. - Vienna, West Virginia's Cale Conley held off Craig Mintz to score his first ever All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics win Tuesday, July 3 at the Summer Sprint Sizzler at Waynesfield Raceway Park. While Conley led all 30 laps, the victory wasn't easy as Mintz, the current series point leader and a two-time FAST champion, closed quickly the last four circuits to finish right on the rear bumper of Conley's Dave Jessup owned sprint car.

"I had a feeling someone was there. They are never easy. I'm living the absolute dream...not many guys can say they are living their childhood dream and I'm one of them. I have to thank the man up above and thank Mother Nature for not raining on us today. What a cool thing...my fiancée is here and she's pregnant so if it's a boy we might have to him Wayne," Conley said beside his Merchant Services LTD/All Star Performance/PPC Powder coating/Brookville Auto Parts/Duncan Oil backed machine.

Mintz, from Gibsonburg, Ohio, will walk away with an expanded FAST point with his runner-up finish aboard his Eagle Ignition Leads/Real Geese Decoys/Design Graphics Group/KS Sales & Service/Anjulina's Banquet Hall/Linder's Speed Equipment backed #09.

"We will take it. We weren't any better than that 7K car. We were just creeping there, creeping there, creeping there. It was one of those deals where you get into second and you're in the cat bird seat but it just didn't work out. I want to thank Waynesfield. I enjoy racing here," Mintz said.

Dalton, Ohio's Lee Jacobs ran through the first half of the race after setting quick time during qualifications and settled for a third place finish aboard the Simcox Grinding and Steel/Amanda J. Lewis Attorney At Law/DAC Vitamins and Minerals/Wings Unlimited backed #81.

"We had a really really good race car. That first caution my right foot started getting ice cold then my leg then my leg started getting cold...we had a heck of a fuel leak. I started taking it easy and making sure I didn't get all the way out of the gas going into the corners so we didn't get any back firing," Jacobs said.

Fremont, Ohio's John Ivy has a lot of top five finishes in 2018 but none for a win. That changed Tuesday as he powered to his first win in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro. Ivy, aboard the C&N Construction Supplies/Ginnever Trucking/L&R Farms/SMS Racing/Rohr's Lawn Care/Mr. Appliance/Kistler Racing Products/Kercher Engines/Sonny's Machine & Welding/Dave Story Equipment Repair/MRE/Tiffany's Furniture/Linder's Speed Equipment/North Coast Asphalt/Atkinson Farms backed machine, led all 25 laps for the victory. However, Ivy didn't gain many points toward the FAST title, as Jamie Miller, who came into Tuesday's race having won four straight series races, finished third in the A-main.

"We've been pretty good here. We won this race last year and this year we have a lot of seconds. We got to start up front and that helped. I have to thank everyone on this team. They had this thing locked down tonight. With lapped traffic there...you don't know what to do when you run up on them that quickly. I know I got bottled up there a little bit and I knew I had to get going," Ivy said.

Conley and Jacobs brought the field to green for the 30-lap FAST 410 A-main with Conley gaining the advantage. Conley maintained a car length advantage over Jacobs and Mintz while Shawn Dancer, Stuart Brubaker, Chris Andrews and 15th place starter Cap Henry - who scored the Summer Sprint Sizzler win in 2017 at Waynesfield - battling hard for fourth.

Conley caught the back of the field with 10 laps scored but neither Jacobs or Mintz could close. Meanwhile the huge crowd were entertained by the battle four fourth between Brubaker, Dancer, Andrews, Tyler Gunn and Henry. The first caution flew at the half-way point when DJ Foos executed a 360 spin and Dan McCarron spun to avoid him.

With a clear track Conley pulled away from Jacobs as Mintz now had his hands full with Henry and Andrews. Jess Stiger brought out the second and last caution of the event on lap 17 with the running order Conley, Jacobs, Mintz, Henry, Andrews, Gunn and Brubaker. When the green flew so did Conley with Mintz driving into second on lap 19 with Jacobs holding off Henry, Andrews, Gunn and 18th starter Cole Duncan who had experienced mechanical woes in qualifying.

Conley closed on the back of the field again with four laps to go and Mintz quickly closed to within half a car length while Jacobs, Gunn, Henry and Duncan battled for third. Conley picked his way through traffic and held off Mintz for the win. Following Jacobs were Henry, Gunn, Duncan, Andrews, Jac Haudenschild, Brubaker and Dancer rounding out the top 10.

In the FAST 305 A-main Ivy and Miller brought the field to green with Ivy gaining the upper hand over Miller, Dustin Stroup, Kyle Capodice and Bobby Clark. Ivy began to pull away as Miller was forced to fend off Stroup with Capodice moving into fourth and Seth Schneider taking fifth.

With 10 laps to go in the non-stop 25-lap feature, Ivy was battling heavy lapped traffic and Miller and Stroup closed quickly. Stroup took second with five laps to go and was within a car length of Ivy who was hung up on a couple of lapped cars. Ivy was able to slip by the lappers and drove to the win over Stroup, Miller, Clark, Capodice, Schneider, Tyler Street, Kyle Peters, Dustin Rall and Matt Lucius.

Randy Hannagan took his second NRA Sprint Invaders victory of the weekend while Austin Powell dominated the mini-sprint A-main.

The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro will be back in action Friday, July 6 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics will be in action Saturday, July 7 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont , Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. Visit for more information

About Engine Pro

Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro products high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributed at enginepro.com.

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Starting position - [*]

FAST 410 Sprints -

Qualifying
1.81-Lee Jacobs, 10.896; 2.4H-Cap Henry, 10.909; 3.23-DJ Foos, 10.924; 4.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 10.943; 5.7K-Cale Conley, 10.967; 6.1-Nate Dussel, 10.968; 7.49-Shawn Dancer , 11.061; 8.16-Chris Andrews, 11.073; 9.68G-Tyler Gunn, 11.074; 10.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 11.099; 11.09-Craig Mintz, 11.223; 12.35-Stuart Brubaker, 11.234; 13.6-Jac Haudenschild, 11.310; 14.22M-Dan McCarron, 11.379; 15.19-Mitch Harble, 11.391; 16.8M-TJ Michael, 11.419; 17.12-Kody Swanson, 11.466; 18.2-Ricky Peterson, 11.488; 19.2L-Landon Lalonde, 11.561; 20.42-Ty Tilton, 11.614; 21.8J-Jess Stiger, 11.850; 22.83-Adam Cruea, 11.865; 23.4X-Bradley Ashford, 11.872; 24.12H-Luke Hall, 11.886; 25.96AU-Bruce White, 11.915; 26.22-Cole Duncan, 13.828;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 49-Shawn Dancer [2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 4. 6-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 6. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 7. 83-Adam Cruea[8] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[9] ; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 3. 7K-Cale Conley[3] ; 4. 4H-Cap Henry[4] ; 5. 12-Kody Swanson[6] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[9] ; 8. 42-Ty Tilton[7] ; 9. 4X-Bradley Ashford[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 3. 19-Mitch Harble[5] ; 4. 12H-Luke Hall[8] ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 2. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[9] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 7. 83-Adam Cruea[4] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde[10] ; 10. 42-Ty Tilton[8] ; 11. 4X-Bradley Ashford[11]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 7K-Cale Conley[1] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 4. 4H-Cap Henry[11] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[18] ; 7. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 6-Jac Haudenschild[10] ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer [3] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 12. 23-DJ Foos[19] ; 13. 19-Mitch Harble[9] ; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[20] ; 15. 8M-TJ Michael[13] ; 16. 12-Kody Swanson[14] ; 17. 8J-Jess Stiger[15] ; 18. 12H-Luke Hall[12] ; 19. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[17] ; 20. 1-Nate Dussel[16]

F.A.S.T 305 Sprint Cars - JLH Company General Contractors

Qualifying
1.26-Jamie Miller, 11.787; 2.77I-John Ivy, 11.822; 3.4*-Tyler Street, 11.893; 4.21-Dustin Stroup, 12.020; 5.12-Kyle Capodice, 12.075; 6.97-Kyle Peters, 12.094; 7.9R-Dustin Rall, 12.136; 8.8-Bobby Clark, 12.168; 9.36-Seth Schneider, 12.189; 10.7M-Brandon Moore, 12.310; 11.47-Matt Lucius, 12.359; 12.25-Matt Russell, 12.631; 13.01-Dustin Hammond, 12.695;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 7. 01-Dustin Hammond[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 21-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 5. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 6. 25-Matt Russell[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 21-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 7. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 8. 97-Kyle Peters[10] ; 9. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 10. 47-Matt Lucius[11] ; 11. 01-Dustin Hammond[13] ; 12. 25-Matt Russell[12] ; 13. 7M-Brandon Moore[8]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders

Qualifying
1.7C-Phil Gressman, 11.016; 2.22H-Randy Hannagan , 11.127; 3.28H-Hud Horton , 11.195; 4.85-Dustin Daggett, 11.232; 5.5M-Max Stambaugh , 11.241; 6.2F-Matt Foos, 11.282; 7.49-Shawn Dancer , 11.288; 8.23-Devon Dobie , 11.299; 9.B20-Butch Schroder, 11.401; 10.11-Tim Allison , 11.420; 11.12-Kody Swanson, 11.493; 12.17-Jared Horstman , 11.509; 13.24-Kobe Allison, 11.535; 14.33M-Matt Westfall, 11.556; 15.34-Luke Hall, 11.616; 16.4-Danny Smith, 11.750; 17.37-Noah Dunlap, 11.824; 18.5W-Jeff Williams , 11.836;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 7C-Phil Gressman[4] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer [2] ; 3. 85-Dustin Daggett[3] ; 4. 11-Tim Allison [1] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[6] ; 6. 24-Kobe Allison[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [4] ; 2. 23-Devon Dobie [2] ; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh [3] ; 4. 12-Kody Swanson[1] ; 5. 33M-Matt Westfall[5] ; 6. 37-Noah Dunlap[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. B20-Butch Schroder[2] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman [1] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 4. 28H-Hud Horton [4] ; 5. 5W-Jeff Williams [6] ; 6. 34-Luke Hall[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [5] ; 2. 7C-Phil Gressman[1] ; 3. 11-Tim Allison [10] ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [4] ; 5. 33M-Matt Westfall[14] ; 6. 85-Dustin Daggett[7] ; 7. 23-Devon Dobie [3] ; 8. 28H-Hud Horton [12] ; 9. 34-Luke Hall[18] ; 10. 12-Kody Swanson[11] ; 11. 2F-Matt Foos[9] ; 12. 5W-Jeff Williams [15] ; 13. 37-Noah Dunlap[17] ; 14. 24-Kobe Allison[16] ; 15. 4-Danny Smith[13] ; 16. 17-Jared Horstman [2] ; 17. B20-Butch Schroder[6] ; 18. 5M-Max Stambaugh [8]

AMSA Mini Sprints - Performance Powder Coating

Qualifying
1.93S-Holtt Spitler, 0.991; 2.2S-Brad Strunk, 12.867; 3.65-Chris Bounds, 12.876; 4.17P-Austin Powell, 12.973; 5.88-Tayte Williamson, 12.981; 6.4-Andrew Heitkamp, 13.195; 7.44-Ron Coleman, 13.226; 8.14D-Nick Daugherty , 13.295; 9.81H-Anthony Haas, 13.332; 10.328-Becca Stiefel, 13.491; 11.22K-Justin Kirk, 13.533; 12.22B-Brad Racer, 13.633; 13.41J-Jeremy Powley, 13.635; 14.31-Jac Nickles, 13.686; 15.7X-Taylor Cox, 14.285; 16.90-Matt Freeman, 14.361; 17.21B-Ryan Barr, 14.414; 18.6X-Adam Schmenk, 14.739; 19.X-Andy Martin, 15.286; 20.11J-James Moore, 16.211; 21.50-Marty Spitler, 17.735;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 328-Becca Stiefel[1] ; 2. 17P-Austin Powell[3] ; 3. 44-Ron Coleman[2] ; 4. 90-Matt Freeman[6] ; 5. X-Andy Martin[7] ; 6. 41J-Jeremy Powley[5] ; 7. 93S-Holtt Spitler[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 14D-Nick Daugherty [2] ; 2. 2S-Brad Strunk[4] ; 3. 22K-Justin Kirk[1] ; 4. 31-Jac Nickles[5] ; 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[6] ; 6. 11J-James Moore[7] ; 7. 88-Tayte Williamson[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 65-Chris Bounds[4] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] ; 3. 22B-Brad Racer[1] ; 4. 4-Andrew Heitkamp[3] ; 5. 7X-Taylor Cox[5] ; 6. 6X-Adam Schmenk[6] ; 7. 50-Marty Spitler[7]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 17P-Austin Powell[4] ; 2. 328-Becca Stiefel[1] ; 3. 2S-Brad Strunk[5] ; 4. 44-Ron Coleman[7] ; 5. 81H-Anthony Haas[6] ; 6. 31-Jac Nickles[11] ; 7. 4-Andrew Heitkamp[12] ; 8. 22B-Brad Racer[9] ; 9. 21B-Ryan Barr[14] ; 10. 41J-Jeremy Powley[16] ; 11. 7X-Taylor Cox[15] ; 12. 6X-Adam Schmenk[18] ; 13. 90-Matt Freeman[10] ; 14. 22K-Justin Kirk[8] ; 15. 50-Marty Spitler[21] ; 16. 65-Chris Bounds[3] ; 17. 88-Tayte Williamson[20] ; 18. 11J-James Moore[17]

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

BIRCH RUN, Mich. – Brian Gerster finally found his way back to victory lane with the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series for the first time in nearly a year, winning Sunday afternoon’s steamy Xtreme Speed 30 at Birch Run Speedway.

Gerster started fourth but methodically worked his way through the field, finally driving around the outside of Ryan Gillenwater in turn two and leading the final 13 laps en route to the win.

Sunday’s matinee performance marked Gerster’s 20th career series victory, and he becomes the fourth different winner in five races this season, already breaking last year’s mark of three different winners.

“I haven’t raced here (at Birch Run) for 11 years, so I have to thank Dick Myers and Rick Ferguson for giving me a great race car,” said Gerster. “It was a long, hot weekend but we made it all work and got it done. The fans are the real troopers on a day like this one. I’m glad we were able to give them a great show.

“I knew that there would be some speed moving up (the track), it was just a matter of doing it the right way and making the right adjustments during the race,” Gerster added. “When your race car’s fast, you don’t think about the heat as much as well. It’s good to get back in victory lane with Must See, too. (Jimmy) McCune has been inching ahead of us on the win list, so we’ll have to come back and race with him a little bit more to get that gap closed back up.”

While the closing stages may have seemed easy, the heat and a hard-charging Bobby Santos III meant that Gerster couldn’t let off the gas as he worked traffic in the final laps.

Santos moved into second one lap after Gerster’s pass for the lead and carved a nearly two-second deficit down into mere car lengths coming to the white flag. He lost ground in turns one and two, however, and trailed Gerster by four tenths of a second at the finish line.

“I just screwed up the original start, really, is where I think we lost this one,” lamented Santos. “We had a great car and I think if we had been able to get out front right away, we could have held it to the finish. I hate it for my car owner Dick (Fieler). I wish we could have got him a win on his birthday because this team deserves to be in victory lane, but we’ll try again next time.”

The run to the twin checkers appeared to be a photo finish, with Santos pulling alongside Gerster, however that move came on the cool-down lap and was for naught for the veteran open-wheeler.

“I think we ran an extra lap as it was; it was a little crazy with (flagman) J.D. (Wilbur) trying to help work lap traffic for us and get the checkered going, but it was a fun race,” noted Gerster. “Either way, Bobby Santos is one of the best pavement racers in the country, so to have him wheel to wheel with us at the end is pretty cool, if you ask me.”

Three-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune completed the podium, while polesitter Gillenwater eventually faded to fourth after leading the first 17 laps.

Anthony McCune crossed the line fifth. Aaron Pierce, who won Saturday night’s feature at Owosso Speedway and set fast time on Sunday, struggled during the main and came home a distant seventh.

The finish:

Brian Gerster, Bobby Santos, Jimmy McCune, Ryan Gillenwater, Anthony McCune, Ike Beasley, Aaron Pierce, Joey Schmidt, Frank Neill, Jason Blonde, Charlie Schultz, Tom Jewell, Adam Biltz, Joe Speakman, Joey Irwin, Jeff Bloom, Doug Dietsch.

 

 

Jashembowski & Trombley Big CRSA Winners

For Immediate Release July 1st, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations  Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY - The winged warriors of the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series touched down at the Afton Motorsports Park and Fonda Speedway this weekend, producing exciting action each night. The events served as rounds number five and six for the season.

On Friday night the series headed to the Afton Motorsports Park where Middletown, New York hot shoe Tyler Jashembowski picked up the A-Main event win. The win was the rising star’s first of the season and came at the first short track event of 2018. The event was also round number one of the Algonkin Hotel Mini-Series.

Jashembowski dominated the 25-lap event, leading from green to checkers in a fast-paced show. Jashembowski was followed across the line by Dana Wagner, Dalton Herrick, Sydney Prince and Dustin Purdy.

The heat races were won by Jashembowski and Trombley. The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race and Powder Tech Powder Coating Hard Charger Awards were awarded to Purdy.

The second night of the double header weekend saw the stars and cars of the CRSA invade the Fonda Speedway. The 20-lap A-Main event was dominated by East Greenbush, New York’s Bobby Hackel, IV. Hackel would cross the finish line first however was disqualified during post-race inspection (engine). The event also served as round number one of the Kennedy’s Towing Northway 90 Challenge Mini-Series.

With the disqualification of Hackel, the win was awarded to Trombley. Trombley, of Altamont, New York entered the event as the current series points leader and with the win, strengthened his advantage over Thomas Radivoy.

Trombley would be the winner over Radivoy, Prince, Purdy and Jerry Sehn. Emily VanInwegen and Hackel won the heat races while Purdy was awarded the Powder Tech Powder Coating Hard Charger for the second event in a row. The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race award went to Trombley. Â

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to action Saturday night at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy’s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny’s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger’s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

Round #5 - Afton Motorsports Park - A-Main Results (25 laps) - Tyler Jashembowski, Dana Wagner, Dalton Herrick, Sydney Prince, Dustin Purdy, Jeff Trombley, Eric Jennings, Thomas Radivoy, Jerry Sehn, Emily VanInwegen, Jesse Pruchnik, Justin Mills

Heat Race Winners: Tyler Jashembowski, Jeff Trombley

Round #6 - Fonda Speedway - A-Main Results (20 Laps) - Jeff Trombley, Thomas Radivoy, Sydney Prince, Dustin Purdy, Jerry Sehn, Emily VanInwegen, Jesse Pruchnik, Dana Wagner, Tyler Jashembowski, Cory Sparks, Justin Mills, Link Pettit, Bobby Hackel, IV (DQ)

Heat Race Winners - VanInwegen, Hackel

 

 

Double-X Speedway
California, MO
July 1, 2018
By: Dean Reichel

Kyle Bellm had been fast on the two previous nights of the ASCS Warrior Region Red, White and Blue Tour, with a runner up finish Friday and a top five Saturday, but he had not found victory lane, until Sunday night at Double-X Speedway. Claiming the victors spoils the last time the Warriors visited Double-X, Bellm knew what it takes to win on the tight quarter mile. However, for 16 laps the Double-X faithful, along with Bellm and the rest of the field, watched hometown shoe Tyler Blank lead the feature at a torrid pace. Blank took the lead at the drop of the green and held off the advances of polesitter Bellm for 16 laps until the mounting lapped traffic of the 21 car field proved to be his undoing. On lap 17 Bellm was able to time the lapped traffic and use a "pick" move to pass Blank for the lead heading into turn three. For the next 8 laps Blank held off the challenges of third place Tony Bruce,Jr. On the final lap Blank was able to close on the leader Bellm but was unable to mount a pass. Following Bellm, Blank and Bruce,Jr. across the line were Evan Marin in fourth and hard charger Miles Paulus in fifth. Tyler Utz, Matthew Howard and Frank Brown were victorious in the heat races.

The Street Stock division saw Mark Davis of Grovespring pick up his second feature victory of the season at Double-X. Through most of the 15 lap event Davis was challenged by Cole Henson until some close door to door racing resulted in Henson breaking a control arm and he would ultimately retire from the event with an ill handling car. John Clancy would benefit and would claim second place in the feature. Joe Miller came home third, John Ketterer was fourth and Steve Beach completed the top 5. Davis also claimed the heat race.

Kevin Prall graced victory lane again this season in the Hobby Stock division holding off a strong running Nathan Tully who would ultimately finish second. Chuck Coffey finished a close third with last weeks winner Mike Schrader in fourth and Chris Brockert finishing fifth. Prall and Tully won the heat races. In victory lane Prall honored Jason Johnson by relating a conversation he and Johnson had shared one night at the track and Prall shared that the chance meeting with Johnson had improved his approach to racing.

Tom Curran continued his winning ways in the 600cc Winged Micro Sprint class. Nick Rasa rang up another second place finish, Aubrey Smith was third, Gregory Bledsoe was fourth and Travis Arnold was fifth. Curran also won the heat race.

Make plans to be with us next Sunday night for the "Race for Riley" as we help raise money for Women's and Childrens Hospital in Columbia.

Double-X Speedway Results
July 1, 2018

ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars
Red, White and Blue Finale
Feature Event-
1. 14K-Kyle Bellm, Nixa; 2. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 3. 86-Tony Bruce,Jr., Liberal,KS; 4. 4-Evan Martin, California; 5. 21-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 6. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 7. 37H-Matthew Howard, Lawrence,KS; 8. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, Versailles; 9. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 10. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 11. 3V-Tyler Utz, Sedalia; 12. 27-Danny Thoman, Higginsville; 13. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, O'Fallon,IL; 14. 43-Frank Brown, Marshall; 15. 98-JC Bland, Springfield,IL; 16.22-Nathan Benson, Concordia; 17. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown; 18. 82-Christie Thomason, Holden; 19. 75E-Broc Elliot, California; 20. 99E-Bailey Elliott, California; 21. 37-Brian Beebe. Oak Grove

Heat 1-1. Utz; 2. B. Brown; 3. Bellm; 4. Paulus; 5. Bland; 6. Benson; 7. Broc Elliot
Heat 2-1. Howard; 2. Martin; 3. Baker; 4. Thoman; 5. Gennetten; 6.Bailey Elliott; 7. Thomason
Heat 3-1. F. Brown; 2. Blank; 3. Cornell; 4. Bruce,Jr.; 5. Roosevans; 6. Wingate; 7. Beebe

Street Stocks
Feature Event- 1. 56-Mark Davis, Grovespring; 2.8-John Clancy, California; 3. 409-Joe Miller, Centertown; 4. 90-John Ketterer, Treloar; 5. 2-Steve Beach, Eldon; 6. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 7. 54-Brandon Hays, California

Heat-1. Davis; 2. Clancy; 3. Henson; 4. Ketterer; 5. Miller; 6. Hays; 7. Beach

Hobby Stocks
Feature-1. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 2. 33-Nathan Tully, Carrollton; 3. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 4. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 5. 82-Chris Brockert, Versailles; 6. 18-Matt Barnett, Mexico; 7. 14X-Blaze Belt, Syracuse; 8. 8-Isaiah Penton, Huntsville; 9. 1-John Canada, Fulton; 10. 29C-Ryan Campbell, Jefferson City; 11. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home; 12. 83-Mlee Brockert, Versailles

Heat 1- 1. Prall; 2. C.Brockert; 3. Canada; 4. Barnett; 5. Belt; 6. M. Brockert
Heat 2- 1. Tully; 2. Schrader; 3.Coffey; 4. Campbell; 5. Penton; 6. Wallingford

600cc Winged Micro Sprints
Feature- 1. 11X-Tom Curran, Kansas City; 2. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 3. 35-Aubrey Smith, Houstonia; 4. 7JR-Gregory Bledsoe, Sweet Springs 5. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove

Heat- 1. Curran; 2. Rasa; 3. Smith; 4. Arnold; 5. Bledsoe

 

 

CARSON SHORT - THE WINNER AT KICKAPOO

Danville, IL - June 30, 2018. Carson Short capitalized on an
opportunity to race with the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series
in his home state. The series visited the Kickapoo Speedway in
Danville, IL, Saturday night. Short, who resides in Marion, IL,
arrived on a mission and raced to victory in the 25 lap feature. He
was the fastest qualifier in his group to begin the night and also
won his heat race. The outing was a total success for the RCM
Motorsports Team. The race team is sponsored by RASS Restoration.
The feature paid $2,000 to win!

Once underway the feature quickly turned into a three wide battle.
Pole sitter and first heat winner Daylan Chambers spun on lap three
in turn two. The green flag waved again. Carson Short had the race
lead with Garrett Aitken leading the other challengers. The race for
second was the place to watch as Aitken, who had the overall fastest
time in qualifying, worked to hold off Brandon Mattox and Jon
Stanbrough.

The battle was on for second. Lines changed. Then Stanbrough made
his move with only 5 laps to go. He took second! Mattox moved up
the third and Aitken dropped back to fourth. Aric Gentry would
finish fifth. The top five drivers were followed in order by Stephen
Schnapf, Kent Schmidt, Daylan Chambers, Collin Ambrose, and Travis
Berryhill. Chambers had worked his way back up into the top half of
the field after restarting at the tail.

The feature was red flagged on the first lap. Three drivers were
involved in an incident in turn two with the sprint car of Collin
Ambrose landing upside down. The scene was soon cleared by the safety
crew. Ambrose requested to be pushed off to rejoin the field. His
determination to continue led him to a ninth place finish and the
Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award. He was one of
six drivers who managed to gain positions. Spots in contention were
back and forth battles to secure the position.

Patrick Budde received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award. He was
eleventh in the feature. Overall twenty-one different drivers
participated in the mid season challenge held at Daugherty and
Kickapoo Speedways.

The Midwest Sprint Car Series will race next at the Lincoln Park
Speedway in Putnamville, IN. The occasion is the “Bill Gardner
Sprintacular“ with MSCS sanctioning the event on Saturday July 7.
The winner that night will receive $4,000! This will be the fourth
consecutive year that this event will be held.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY
Kickapoo Speedway
Danville, IL
June 30, 2018

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series:
(16 Entries)

Overall Top Qualifier - 32 Garrett Aitken, 13.388 seconds

First Heat - 4C Daylan Chambers, 32 Garrett Aitken, 28 Brandon Mattox,
_________ 10 Aric Gentry, 77S Travis Berryhill, 27 Brian Wallace,
_________ 45 Eric Perrott, 7 Bobby Logan

Second Heat - 21 Carson Short, 77 Jon Stanbrough, 5K Kent Schmidt,
___________ 61m Stephen Schnapf, 90 Patrick Budde, 36 Collin Ambrose,
___________ 4B Donny Brackett, 37 Dave Gross

Feature (25 Laps) - 21 Carson Short, 77 Jon Stanbrough, 28 Brandon Mattox,
_______________ 32 Garrett Aitken, 10 Aric Gentry, 61m Stephen Schnapf,
_______________ 5K Kent Schmidt, 4C Daylan Chambers, 36 Collin Ambrose,
_______________ 77s Travis Berryhill, 90 Patrick Budde, 27 Brian Wallace,
_______________ 45 Eric Perrott, 4B Donny Brackett, 7 Bobby Logan,
_______________ 37 Dave Gross

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional

Sauk Rapids, MN (June 29, 2018)

The final stage of the North/South Challenge for the POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprint cars took place Friday night just east of St. Cloud, MN, under sultry conditions. With the northern swing contested in fall-like conditions the previous weekend, the final southern leg of the challenge series was a true sweat box as the mercury still tickled ninety degrees at the show’s conclusion. With the final night of the challenge cancelled due to weather, the rubber match for the inaugural latitude clash was decided at the venerable 3/8 mile oval, Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids.

The UMSS 360 winged sprints joined the Traditional gang for the finale’, with the wingless racers taking to the clay first. Local favorite Neal Matuska of Foley, MN, impressed his fans with a dominant win in the Pirtek Fluid Handling Solutions heat race. Cam Schafer nabbed the Rock Auto heat win and Jimmy Kouba snared a win in the GRP Motorsports heat. Colorado Springs transplant Geoff Dodge claimed the Pirtek heat win in the winged division.

After the heat races, the Traditionals ran a quick six-lap Rock Auto Dash in memory of Barb Brandt with Jake Kouba pocketing the cash. The 360s then hosted a four-round “Wing-of-the-Hill” eliminator to determine the feature line-up, with Dodge again emerging in the top spot.

The Traditional feature field was set with Bryan Roach and Neal Matuska setting the pace for the 18-car, twenty-five lapper. In what is becoming ho-hum for the Traditionals, they completed yet another green-white-checkered caution-free feature. Matuska induced gasps throughout the grandstands with a bicycle ride in turn four before wrestling his #48 mount back to terra-firma. Schafer quickly worked from his fourth starting position to the lead, while Matuska and Jake Kouba wrangled for the runner-up spot. Schafer opened up a sizable lead while the bulk of the field tussled in two, three and four-car skirmishes. Kouba cleared Matuska for second around midway, and set sail for Schafer. Further back, seventeenth starting Jeremy Kerman was methodically working his way forward. Although it appeared Kouba was reeling in Schafer, the lead was too great and the laps too few for Kouba to mount a challenge as Schafer cruised to a dominant win, his fifth of the season. Kouba, despite a bent front axle, finished a strong second ahead of Matuska, Brad Peterson and four-time GCS winner Mike Mueller, while Kerzman’s charge to the front got him up to sixth.

In what turned out to be the Geoff Dodge show, the pole starter quickly established himself at the point in the winged main event ahead of Chase Viebrock, with two-time series champion Ryan Bowers an early factor as well. The action stopped only once for the rolled #03 of Jamey Ogston. Although Ogston emerged unhurt from his tumble, the same could not be said for his sprinter, which needed an assist back to the hauler. On the restart, Dodge picked up right where he left off and once again stretched his lead over Bowers and North Dakota’s Dave Glennon. The remainder of the 20-lapper saw the field slowly spread out and finished without any other stoppages. Dodge claimed his first ever UMSS main event in clean-sweep fashion, with his bride of two weeks literally running to celebrate with him in Rock Auto victory lane. The rest of the finishing order was Bowers, Glennon and Viebrock.

The UMSS is back in action at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, this weekend, June 6 and 7. The Traditionals will accompany the World of Outlaws on Friday while the Wings take part in the 2nd annual Gale Patterson memorial in support of the Outlaws on Saturday.

RACE RESULTS:

POWRi Lucas Oil UMSS 360 Winged sprints Feature – Geoff Dodge, Ryan Bowers, Dave Glennon, Chase Viebrock, Jamey Ogston (DNF).

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat #1 – Geoff Dodge, Chase Viebrock, Dave Glennon, Ryan Bowers, Jamey Ogston

POWRi Lucas Oil UMSS Traditional sprints, North/South challenge race #3 Feature – Cam Schafer, Jake Kouba, Neal Matuska, Brad Peterson, Mike Mueller, Jeremy Kerzman, Bryan Roach, Jon Lewerer, Anna Hippe, Jimmy Kouba, Scott Brandt, John Lowe, Kevin Lear, Troy Gessner, Tyler Wass, Cody Emmans (DNF), Al Stettner (DNF), Joseph Kouba (DNF), Josh Braford (DNS).

Rock Auto Traditional Dash in memory of Barb Brandt Jake Kouba, Cam Schafer, Jimmy Kouba, Bryan Roach, Neal Matuska, Brad Peterson

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat #1 – Neal Matuska, Brad Peterson, Anna Hippe, Mike Mueller, Troy Gessner, Kevin Lear, Josh Braford (DNF)

Rock Auto Heat #2 – Cam Schafer, Jake Kouba, Scott Brandt, Joseph Kouba, Al Stettner, Cody Emmans

GRP Motorsports Heat #3 – Jimmy Kouba, Bryan Roach, Jon Lewerer, John Lowe, Tyler Wass, Jeremy Kerzman (DNF)

 

 

MESERAULL LEADS THE WAY AT DAUGHERTY

Boswell, IN - June 29, 2018 - Thomas Meseraull picked up his first Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series win of the season at the 3/8 mile Daugherty Speedway Friday evening. The Waveland, IN, based driver took the lead from Nick Bilbee on lap 4 and then kept the Briscoe Racing entry out front until he crossed the finish line on the 25th and final lap. The Maxim Ford powered machine is sponsored by Cunningham, Tex-Con, and Ford Performance.

Bilbee remained in contention and was the most persistent and closest challenger for the lead. Meseraull’s and Bilbee’s cars were separated by .53 seconds at the finish. Garrett Aitken laid claim to third. All three leaders managed to deal with lapped traffic late in the race.

Only four cars would finish on the lead lap. Landon Simon, who had an 11th place starting spot, was fourth at the checkers. That forward drive earned him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award. Series regular Donny Brackett was fifth. Bracket also won the second of two preliminary heat races. The first heat went to Nick Bilbee.

The remainder of the top ten in the feature included Kent Schmidt, who finished sixth, followed by Aric Gentry, Steve Thomas, Eric Perrott, and Brandon Mattox. The tenth place finish was good enough to move Mattox into the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series Points lead. His 14.134 seconds lap was the fastest for both groups of qualifiers. Mattox was also second in his heat race for which points are awarded. He was running in the top five during the feature before encountering mechanical problems. The standings have tightened once again as midseason rolls onto the race schedule.

Illinois driver Bobby Logan picked up the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in finishing eleventh in the feature. It was his first appearance with MSCS. In what could have been billed as a state line battle, the field of drivers assembled from Indiana and Illinois was almost equal in number. There was just one more Indiana based driver in competition than those from the neighboring state.

The battle was set to continue the next night with an appearance at Kickapoo Speedway which is located at the Vermilion County Fairgrounds in Danville, IL. It will be round two of a weekend series for drivers at the two tracks promoted by Michael & Kim Daugherty.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY Daugherty Speedway Boswell, IN June 29, 2018 ____________________

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (14 Entries)

Overall Top Qualifier - Brandon Mattox, 14.134 seconds

First Heat - 17 Nick Bilbee, 5 Thomas Meseraull, 32 Garrett Aitken, _________ 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 10 Aric Gentry, 24 Landon Simon, 45 Eric Perrott

Second Heat - 4B Donny Brackett, 28 Brandon Mattox, 5K Kent Schmidt, ___________ 27 Brian Walace, 20 Steve Thomas, 27D Ken Drangmeister, ___________ 7 Bobby Logan

Feature (25 Laps) - 5 Thomas Meseraull, 17 Nick Bilbee, 32 Garrett Aitken, _______________ 24 Landon Simon, 4B Donny Brackett, 5K Kent Schmidt, _______________ 10 Aric Gentry, 20 Steven Thomas, 45 Eric Perrott, _______________ 28 Brandon Mattox, 7 Bobby Logan, 27 Brian Wallace, _______________ 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 27D Ken Drangmeister

 

 

SYE LYNCH'S 2ND CAREER SHARON "410" SPRINT CAR WIN IS WORTH ANOTHER $3000; FOSNAUGHT TAKES 1ST EVER IN STOCKS; KRUMMERT IS 3RD DIFFERENT RUSH MOD WINNER IN 3 RACES; EUCKER REPEATS IN ECONO MODS
by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH June 30, 2018 Sharon Speedway returned to action on a scorching hot Saturday night for another Menards "Super Series" event. Capturing wins on Thompson Fab Night and celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Sye Lynch-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Jason Fosnaught-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Garrett Krummert-HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Jacob Eucker-Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. The pits were packed with 107 cars for the four-division program.

While Sye Lynch led all 30 laps from the pole, the "410" Sprint Car win was far from easy as he had to withstand heavy pressure from John Garvin, Jr. and Brandon Matus throughout lapped traffic. Last September, Lynch won his first career "410" feature and now has two at the track- both worth $3,000 for the third generation racer whose father Ed, Jr. is the track's all-time winner at 50 victories.

"This feels amazing to first off get another win here but everyone that follows us knows that we've had a lot of demons with this car (#2L) this year but I think we're getting along quite well now," expressed the 20-year-old Apollo, Pa. racer. "It was an amazing track just like at last year's Apple Nationals. It's a little slick during the day, but once the night comes it gives you guys some great racing. I have to thank my sponsors, family, and of course the fans because if it wasn't for you we wouldn't be doing this."

Lynch nosed ahead of George Hobaugh at the start-finish line to lead lap one and by lap two the duo began to distance themselves from Garvin, central Pa. invader Jordan Givler, and Matus. Sixth starting Matus moved ahead of Givler for fourth on lap three. Lynch increased his lead on lap four, while Dennis Wagner moved into the top five. Lynch had a straightaway lead on Hobaugh when he caught lapped traffic on lap six, but would have a clear traffic after a caution for Wagner, who spun on the backstretch after contact with the fence.

When racing resumed on lap six, Garvin went to the outside of Hobaugh to take second with Matus following in third. Garvin and Matus began to reel in Lynch on lap 10, but one lap later Garvin got too high smacking the fence, which allowed Matus to move to runner-up. Gary Kriess, Jr. had worked from 17th to fifth, but brought out the red when he got upside down in turn four. He was okay.

Back under green on lap 17, Lynch pulled away while the battle was on for second. Garvin went to the bottom and raced side-by-side with his brother-in-law over the course of the next four laps, but Matus had the momentum off the top to maintain second. Ironically, Andy Feil brought out the event's third and final caution when he collected the fence with 24 laps scored making all three stoppages for drivers running in the fifth spot!

When green replaced yellow for the final time, Jack Sodeman, Jr. raced into the top five getting by Brent Matus then would drive around Hobaugh for fourth on lap 27. Garvin finally got by Brandon Matus for second on lap 29 and then went after Lynch on the final lap. Lynch though had enough of a lead to hold on by 0.645 of a second over Garvin in his Mosites Motorsports/FML Industries/DieZel Snow Removal-sponsored, J&J Chassis, Kistler Engine-powered #2L. It was Lynch's second "410" win of the season overall as he picked up a $2,000 victory at Tri-City Raceway Park earlier this season. Lynch also became the fourth different "410" winner in four races this season.

Matus was third over the hard charging Sodeman, who started 13th. Hobaugh dropped to fifth. Brent Matus was sixth over Cody Bova. Dan Kuriger came from 19th to eighth. Givler dropped to ninth in his first ever appearance and picked up the $100 longest tow bonus. Rookie "410" racer Frankie Nervo was 10th after starting 10th. Brandon Matus set fast time over the 28-car field in qualifying with a lap of 14.841. Heat winners were Hobaugh, Garvin, and Feil. Dan Kuriger won the last chance B main.

Jason Fosnaught was the benefactor of leader Bobby Whitling getting caught up in an accident in lapped traffic with three laps to go as the veteran Stock Car driver then held off Chris McGuire for his first career win at Sharon. With more than a full field on hand, the Gibson Insurance Agency-sponsored division raced for the $700 to-win purse.

"I feel bad for Bob (Whitling) but I've been in those situations as well and for once I'm actually the beneficiary," explained the 39-year-old Tarentum, Pa. driver. "He was very good through the middle and I just couldn't do what he was doing, but a win is a win and we'll take it. The changes we made to the car for the feature at the (Steel Valley) Nationals (June 16) unfortunately weren't the right changes, but we learned some things. This is a S&S car from Chris Schneider. I've known him for about 30 years so he gives me a lot of info. I called him right before the feature and he told me what to do."

Fosnaught started from the pole and led over McGuire with fifth starting Whitling moving to third on the opening lap. Whitling then passed McGuire for second on lap three. The top three of Fosnaught, Whitling, and McGuire distanced themselves from the field on lap five. Whitling went to the outside of Fosnaught and made the pass in turn one on lap nine with the lapper of Gil DeMello playing a role. The two continued their side-by-side battle for the lead on lap 10, but Whitling cleared him one lap later.

The race continued to go caution-free; however on lap 16 heavy lapped traffic came into play. Whitling led lap 17, but tried to go low just before turn one and had nowhere to go as Jamie Duncan and Brian Carothers made contact as all three would get collected and stopped in turn one. This handed the lead back to Fosnaught who would hold off McGuire by just 0.363 of a second for the victory in the Neil Tristani-owned, Butler Truck Parts/Northern Allegheny Stone/Beck Trucking-sponsored #73.

Fourteenth starting Steve D'Apolito made a late charge. D'Apolito was running seventh on lap 17 before Whitling's misfortune then went sixth to fourth on the lap 18 restart. D'Apolito then passed Mike Clark on lap 19 to secure the third spot. Mike Miller got by Clark on the final lap to finish fourth with Clark dropping to fifth. Rusty Moore, Whitling, and Miller won the heat races over the 27-car field, while Tyler Thompson captured the last chance B main.

In his first season in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Garrett Krummert has picked up two victories at Pittsburgh and one at Tri-City. On Saturday night, Krummert led all 20 laps of the HTMA/Precise Racing Products feature holding off standout Alan Dellinger for his first win of the season at Sharon. With a full field of cars on hand, the RUSH Mods raced for the $500 to-win purse once again.

"This car is pretty good but having Dellinger beside me all the time is tricky because he's probably as good as anyone in any class so this one was tough tonight," stated the 30-year-old Ellwood City, Pa. driver. "Jerry Schaffer owns this car. We talked about things over the winter after the eligibility rules were changed so Jerry gave me the chance to do this and we've had a lot of fun so far."

Krummert used the outside to pass Dellinger on the opening lap for the lead with Kole Holden, Chas Wolbert, and Tony Tatgenhorst in tow. Wolbert passed Holden for second on lap two. By lap six, Krummert, Dellinger, and Wolbert pulled away. On lap seven, Krummert extended his lead, while the battle was on for second. Dellinger and Wolbert then closed back in again on lap 10 before Krummert caught lapped traffic on lap 14.

Jessica Kriegisch spun to bring out the event's first caution after 14 non-stop laps. When racing resumed, Wolbert, who dominated the June 19 event, would slow with a flat tire to bring out a caution with 15 laps now completed. Justin Shea passed Holden for third on lap 17 before Chelsie Kriegisch stopped to bring out the event's final caution.

The final three laps saw Krummert pull away to win by 1.868 seconds in the JGCP-owned, Rentools & Equipment/Fombell General Store/Turn 4 Toilets-sponsored #10S as he also took over the points lead. Krummert also won a Big-Block Modified feature at Sharon in 2015. Dellinger was a season best second over Shea. Eighth starting Rocky Kugel passed Holden on lap 19 to finish fourth with Holden dropping to fifth. Dellinger, Krummert, and Holden won the heat races over the 24-car field.

Jacob Eucker ended the night taking a first career Sharon win away from points leader Ty Rhoades in the 20-lap Econo Mod feature. Eucker made the winning pass with four laps to go to capture his second win of the season in three Summit Racing Equipment events. With more than a full field on hand, the Econo Mods raced for the $400 to-win purse.

"I knew I had to take it in hard on him then get to the bottom as fast as I could," explained the 17-year-old Fowler, Ohio driver. "I'd like to thank my dad, mom, and all of my sponsors."

Rhoades started on the pole alongside Dustin Demattia. Those two raced side-by-side for basically the first nine laps with Demattia on the top and Rhoades on the bottom. Demattia led laps five through eight, but got too high on lap nine allowing Rhoades to regain the lead. Following the event's first caution with 11 laps completed, Eucker moved into third then inherited second when Demattia got too high again and this time smacked the fence on lap 14.

Following a caution for Brian Toto's spin, Eucker used the outside to pass Rhoades on the lap 16 restart. Eucker would then survive another caution that set-up a one-lap shootout to the finish as he took the checkered flag first by 0.554 of a second in his Ohio Commerce Center/Bucks Ground Maintenance/Danski Dyno/Dr. John Eucker/CRS/Lees Excavating-sponsored #64. The victory was Eucker's ninth of his career in the division and 10th overall at Sharon.

Rhoades, who has been so close to victory so many times at Sharon and has won at other regional speedways, had to settle for second. Former Econo Mod racers Brandon Blackshear and Jeremy Double, returned to the class on Saturday night and finish third and fourth respectively in their season debuts. Josh Mueller was fifth. Steve Haefke, Mueller, and Blackshear won the heat races over the season-high 28-car field. Butch Lambert won the last chance B main in his season debut then raced from 19th to eighth in the feature.

"410" Sprint Cars (30 laps, $3,000 to-win): 1. SYE LYNCH (2L) 2. John Garvin, Jr. (51) 3. Brandon Matus (13) 4. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23JR) 5. George Hobaugh (40) 6. Brent Matus (33) 7. Cody Bova (20B) 8. Dan Kuriger (08) 9. Jordan Givler 10. Frankie Nervo (21N) 11. Bryan Salisbury (126) 12. Michael Bauer (46) 13. Darin Gallagher (12) 14. Jared Zimbardi (Chappel 8) 15. Jimmy Morris (4N) 16. Eric L. Williams (4W) 17. Bob McMillin (5) 18. Mike Miller (Garvin G1) 19. Andy Feil (08) 20. Davey Jones (76) 21. Gary Kriess, Jr. (Frederick 55) 22. Jeremy Kornbau (27K) 23. Dennis Wagner (38) 24. Don Blaney (11). DNQ: Haley Lapcevich (77L), Jared McFarland (250), Russ Sansosti (23), Gerald Hairhoger (23C).

Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars (20 laps, $700 to-win): 1. JASON FOSNAUGHT (Tristani 73) 2. Chris McGuire (63) 3. Steve D'Apolito (84) 4. Mike Miller (T6) 5. Mike Clark (7) 6. Curt J. Bish (Tarr 29) 7. Larry Kugel (Petsko 00) 8. Rusty Moore (17M) 9. Alan Dellinger (Bish 1B) 10. Tyler Thompson (T2) 11. Steve Burns, Jr. (70B) 12. Jarod Larson (47) 13. Jamie Scharba (11S) 14. Paul Davis (3) 15. Russ Coyne (8c) 16. Jason Jones (81) 17. Mike Bordt (26) 18. Jacob Billyk (4) 19. Jamie Duncan (67J) 20. Gil DeMello (22) 21. Bobby Whitling (7W) 22. Brian Carothers (02c) 23. Steve Allison (1BAD)-DNS 24. Jamie Maxwell (6)-DNS. DNQ: Bill Slade (A22), Bobby Robinson (34R), Michael Hudzik (31H).

HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds (20 laps, $500 to-win): 1. GARRETT KRUMMERT (10s) 2. Alan Dellinger (Williams 8) 3. Justin Shea (14s) 4. Rocky Kugel (83) 5. Kole Holden (2) 6. Brandon Ritchey (17) 7. Rob Kristyak (00) 8. Jeremy Weaver (35W) 9. Josh Deems (9D) 10. Kyle Martell (8) 11. Tony Tatgenhorst (63T) 12. Gary Haupt (16) 13. Michael Kristyak (404) 14. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 15. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57) 16. Brian Schaffer (41) 17. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 18. Steve Slater (29) 19. Will Schaffer (4) 20. Preston Cope (24P) 21. Chas Wolbert (c3) 22. Jessica Kriegisch (63) 23. Lexi Couch (51) 24. Jacob Wolfe (7)-DNS.

Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods (20 laps, $400 to-win): 1. JACOB EUCKER (64) 2. Ty Rhoades (12R) 3. Brandon Blackshear (10) 4. Jeremy Double (83) 5. Josh Mueller (01) 6. Mark Titus (25) 7. Kyle Miller (15) 8. Butch Lambert (Hendrickson 19) 9. Steve Haefke (41) 10. Gary Robinson (44R) 11. Buzz Seitz (1) 12. Mike Hillman (29) 13. Brian Toto (8B) 14. Todd Canter (9T) 15. Ray Gregory (82R) 16. Bud Watson (Rogers 60) 17. Dustin Demattia (77D) 18. Tyler Frankenberry (38) 19. Dan McEwen (44) 20. Rick Wilson, Jr. (35) 21. Dwayne Clay (007) 22. Bob Simmons (4RJ) 23. Gary Miller, Jr. (1M) 24. Ryan Goncz (77G). DNQ: Ryan Skinner (Canter 32), Brandon Fiedler (18), Haley Lapcevich (77L), Keith Felicetty (98).

Coming up on Monday (July 2) will be the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in a $12,000 to-win event along with the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds for $600 to-win presented by Barris Truck Service and Performance Bodies. Pits open at 4 p.m. with grandstands at 5 and racing at 7.

Next Saturday (July 7) will be the 10th annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" presented by Ollie's Bargain Outlet. That event will feature the third and final appearance of the season by the All Star Circuit of Champions along with The Mod Tour big blocks in a $2,000 to-win event. The night will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Reserved tickets are also on sale through the website. All gates open at 3 p.m. with warm-ups at approximately 6:30 following by qualifying and racing.

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.

 

 

PALKER OVERPOWERS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S OVSCA FIELD; MID SEASON WINS TO GENTRY, HOLMES & D. HENSEL

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, June 30, 2018

By Mike Swanger

For the first time in three weeks, it was a Fast Four Racing program at NAPA Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway on Ray's Garage night featuring the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association and Mid Season Championships for the other three class' with Andrew Palker going flag to flag for his first Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint win of the season while J R Gentry piloted to the Kar Connection Super Late Model victory as Paul Holmes posted his second CorBon Super Stock win and Doug Hensel grabbed the checkered flag in the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock main.

Coming off his second place finish in the Ohio Sprint Speedweek race almost 2 weeks ago at 'Orrville's Historic Oval', West Salem's Andrew Palker took his outside pole position starting spot and quickly distances the El Campesino Restaurent and King Inspection #57x from the field. A couple of cautions would be the only time the field would have a chance at getting close to Palker. One of the cautions came just past the halfway mark when Steve Butler would spin in turn two but Trey Jacobs and Brad Haudenschild would get together in turn four as they were fighting for top five placing. With OVSCA's rule of if you stop on the track, you go to the tail, that would end their chances of top five as Haudenschild would pull off the next lap. This would now set up a showdown for second as the green flag waved again. With Palker pulling away, the McClure team cars of Jordan Ryan and Dean Jacobs had the eye of the fans as they went back and forth before Ryan put on a slider in turns three and four on lap on lap 17 to secure second place as 13th starting Danny Mumaw had climbed into fourth. A white flag caution would bunch the field together one last time with Palker powering away for the win as Ryan would take second as Mumaw would ride high in turn one and two to slip past Jacobs for third as Jason Dolick rounded out the top five after passing Tom Schinderle on the restart and Clay Riney dropped out on the last lap while running fifth. Heat winners were Tyler Dunn, Palker and Schinderle.

Brad Malcuit used his outside front row starting position to set the pace for the first two laps of the Kar Connection Super Late Model feature as Wooster's J R Gentry was right in his tire tracks. Taking to the high side of the 3/8 mile oval, Gentry and his El Campesino Restaurent, Holmes Pest Control and Campco #14 would power past Malcuit on lap three and drive away. This would set up a three car race for second between Malcuit, points leader Cody Scott and Ryan Markham. Malcuit would be scored in second every lap although Scott, using the low groove, could edge ahead coming out of turn two a couple of times and when he did not do that, Markham would use the high side of the track to momentarily get ahead of Scott coming out of turn two. Markham would slide back in the late stages of the race with Malcuit and Scott seemingly joined at the hip. A last lap caution for D J Miller when he went hard into a front stretch retaining tire after his steering broke, while dueling with Charlie Duncan for fifth. On the restart, Gentry would dash away for the win and Malcuit would edge out Scott by millimeters for second as Markham, who won the Accu Force hard charger was fourth followed by Duncan. Collecting the heat wins were Markham and Duncan

Several cautions would keep the CorBon Super Stock feature in tight quarters as Brandon Craver would lead the opening three circuits from his pole position as fourth starting Paul Holmes pulled into second on the start and swiped the point away from Craver on lap four. Eighth starting and points leader Bob Daugherty moved into fourth behind Chris Albright at that point and three laps later took third. Craver would keep the pressure on Holmes but following a caution on lap 7, Daugherty moved into the runner up position on the ensuing restart. Like the other features, a last lap caution would bunch the field together, but Holmes of Canton, would hang on to put the CorBon, D.L. Rutt Builders and JET #68 into the Summit Racing victory lane for the second time this season. Daugherty would finished second as Craver finished a season best third. Gary Hensel Jr. was running fourth on the last lap until mechanical issued slowed him and gave T A Perrine fourth and Albright getting his best finish of fifth as he also picked up a heat win along with Holmes.

Jordan James took the outside front row starting spot and lead the first eight laps of the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock feature but problems with his machine would slow him and gave Wooster's Doug Hensel the lead at that stage of the race. Hensel and his Mid Ohio Auto Refinishing #18 had started 7th and was second on lap four before taking the lead on lap nine. The final three laps would see Cory Staley challenge Hensel but never was able to get by. Stephen Crowe was right with the two leaders and took home third while Michael Stewart finished fourth as James salvaged fifth. Topping the heats were Stewart, James, Staley and Doug Hensel as Taylor Mazzoleni bested the last chance race.

Next Saturday, July 7 will be Mid Season championship and double points for the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints as the second week end of the Attica/ Wayne County Super Late Model Series is on tap also. The CorBon Super Stock and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks will have their second 'Summer Series' action of the year.

Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information and text WCSFAN to 51660 for the up to date status on race day.

NAPA JANI AUTO PARTS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, June 30, 2018

OVSCA & PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Tyler Dunn, Trey Jacobs, Jordan Ryan, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Jamie Myers, Steve Butler, Jordan Harble

Heat 2 Andrew Palker, Dean Jacobs, Nick Patterson, Clay Riney, Andy Fike, Dave Dickson, Jeremy Duposki

Heat 3 Tom Schinderle, Jason Dolick, Henry Malcuit, Lance Webb, Troy Kingan, Andre Layfield, Jake Hesson

Feature Andrew Palker, Jordan Ryan, Danny Mumaw, Dean Jacobs, Jason Dolick, Tom Schinderle, Trey Jacobs, Tyler Dunn, Clay Riney, Lance Webb, Henry Malcuit, Jake Hesson, Jamie Myers, Dave Dickson, Jeremy Duposki, Andy Fike, Steve Butler, Brad Haudenschild, Troy Kingan, Nick Patterson, Andre Layfield, Jordan Harble dns

KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Matt Bee Aber, Brad Malcuit, Jim Nicely, Craig Hartong, Loren Longbrake dns, Thomas Baker dns

Heat 2 Charlie Duncan, J R Gentry, D J Miller, Cody Scott, Mitch Caskey, Greg Mazzoleni

Feature J R Gentry, Brad Malcuit, Cody Scott, Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, D J Miller, Craig Hartong, Greg Mazzoleni, Matt Bee Aber, Mitch Caskey, Jim Nicely dns, Loren Longbrake dns, Thomas Baker dns

CORBON SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Paul Holmes, T A Perrine, Brandon Craver, Bob Daugherty, Don Rutt, Tyler Nicely, Al Farris

Heat 2 Chris Albright, Gary Hensel Jr., Logan Yelton, Dan

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

OVID, Mich. – Aaron Pierce ended Jimmy McCune’s quest for a double hat trick at Owosso Speedway with a come-from-behind victory in Saturday night’s Must See Racing Sprint Car Series Firecracker 50 at the three-eighths-mile oval.

McCune was gunning for his third straight Firecracker 50 win and his third straight Must See Racing feature win at Owosso and took the lead at the halfway point of the 50-lap main, but Pierce was simply not to be denied, despite starting 10th after the inversion and having to come from the rear of the field due to a deflating right rear tire during an open red flag period with 10 laps complete.

Through it all, Pierce rallied back to end a lengthy Must See Racing winless drought, passing McCune with an inside sweep down the backstretch and leading the final three circuits for the win.

“I knew how good all the cars I was going through and passing were, so I knew this thing was bad fast. I moved the wing just a little bit and she absolutely took off,” said Pierce in victory lane. “I got by Blonde with 15 to go … and I was driving my guts out at that point just to have a shot at it. When I could see Jimmy and that I was catching him, I knew it was game on.

“He was loose, I used that to my advantage and it all worked out. I wasn’t sure if our night might not be over after that flat tire,” Pierce added. “Somehow it all worked out and we came all the way back through there. What an awesome night.”

A rash of caution flags in the first 10 laps led to a stoppage for refueling, with Anthony McCune having led every lap up to that point. However, his car began to fade as a long run finally broke out after lap 12, and he finally ceded the top spot to his uncle Jimmy as the field came by to complete the halfway lap.

From there, Jimmy McCune opened up a margin of three seconds before traffic and an ill-handling race car began to be his undoing. Pierce finally took second from Jason Blonde with 15 to go nd quickly carved a 2.5-second deficit to the three-time defending series champion into mincemeat.

While the elder McCune held on to second at the finish, he noted that lack of grip in his rear tires was much of his downfall.

“We just got loose and started spinning the tires,” lamented McCune. “We wore them off and here, there’s nothing you can do once that happens but hang on. Fifty laps around here runs the wheels off these things. I’m not sure how we got beat, but we missed the setup and ran second. It is what it is.”

Jason Blonde completed the podium and shared similar thoughts after the race.

“Right from the start tonight, this track was greasy and we were slipping and sliding, but that’s what makes it fun,” said Blonde. “It made for a lot of passing tonight … even if it was a long one. We got to halfway and I was thinking, ‘We’re only halfway? Holy cow, I’m gonna die out here,’” he laughed.

“The tires held up, for dirt-tracking it the last 30 laps anyways. It’s not what we came here to achieve, but it’s a good night for us as a team and I knew I had to get moving, no matter what. Just not quite enough tonight.”

Brian Gerster came home fourth and NASCAR modified ace Bobby Santos, who finished second in the USAC Silver Crown race at Madison Int’l Speedway on Friday night, was fifth.

Anthony McCune faded to sixth at the checkered flag, the final car on the lead lap.

The finish:

Aaron Pierce, Jimmy McCune, Jason Blonde, Brian Gerster, Bobby Santos, Anthony McCune, Jeff Bloom, Ike Beasley, Tom Jewell, Charlie Schultz, Ryan Gillenwater, Frank Neill, Adam Biltz, Doug Dietsch, Tom Nichols, Joe Speakman, Joey Schmidt, Tom Geren, Teddy Alberts, Jerry Caryer, Joey Irwin.

 

 

Koby Walters Tops DCRP Mid-Season Championships with Clay Sellard, Robert Elliott, Angel Munoz & Tathan Burkhart Reaching Victory Lane as Well!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 30, 2018) – Liberal’s Koby Walters raced to his first Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car win of the season by topping Saturday night’s 20-lap feature that capped off Dodge City Raceway Park’s Mid-Season Championships atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

While Walters became the sixth different winner of the season in as many DCRP Sprint Car events, other Mid-Season Championship event winners included Clay Sellard in IMCA Modifieds, Clay Sellard in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature, Walters took command on the eighth round en route to his first Dodge City Raceway Park since April of 2016.

“We’ve been working on this car a lot and we finally got it dialed in pretty well,” Walters said of the Walters Irrigation No. 33 entry.

While Walters gridded the feature fourth, Ray Seemann outdueled pole starter Steven Richardson for the point on the opening lap and paced the initial seven rounds until Walters raced by for the lead on the eighth circuit.

Walters had the field covered the rest of the way with Seemann fending off Richardson for runner-up honors. Richardson filled out the podium in third with Zach Blurton and Jordan Knight rounding out the top five.

The IMCA Modifieds offered up another first-time winner on the season with Bucklin’s Clay Sellard surviving a late charge from Brendon Gemmill to become the fourth different winner of the season in as many events.

Sellard needed just seven laps to rally from the tenth position and around Jessie Hoskins for the lead in the 20-lap main event. He slipped away for a while, but Gemmill was on the charge after being collected in an opening-lap skirmish.

Gemmill climbed back into second by the 12th round and was within striking distance over the final circuits. A lapped car as the white flag flew worked to Sellard’s advantage with Gemmill settling for runner-up honors. Hoskins crossed the stripe third with Mike Petersilie and Troy Gemmill rounding out the top five.

Cordell, Oklahoma’s Robert Elliott raced to his second IMCA Sport Modified win of the season at DCRP after taking the lead away from Garrett Donley on the sixth round and then leading the rest of the way in the 20-lapper.

With Elliott leading the way, Brandon Kenney battled past Jeff Kaup by the time a caution flew after 12 rounds. Kenney briefly pressed Elliott for the point before Elliott slipped away in the No. 09 to secure the win. Kenney settled for second with Kaup, Dakota Sproul and Freddy McCoy rounding out the top five.

Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz became the first three-time winner of the season at Dodge City Raceway Park by fending off Troy Burkhart to take top honors in the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature.

Munoz gridded the feature ninth and waded through three and four-wide traffic to take command by the fifth lap. Burkhart charged into second after a lap nine caution and turned on the heat on Munoz to see which one would become the first three-time winner of the year.

Burkhart edged ahead briefly on the 10th lap only to have Munoz counter and recapture the point for keeps. Munoz raced to the stripe ahead of Burkhart with Chris Oliver, Dusty Witthuhn and Greg Schell rounding out the top five.

Hays’ shoe Tathan Burkhart picked off his first DCRP win by topping the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature.

Burkhart battled past Brett Copeland on the sixth round and led the rest of the way to take the win ahead of Brooke Russell, Reagan Sellard, Duane Wahrman and Copeland.

Action resumes at Dodge City Raceway Park with on Saturday night, July 14, with another exciting round of championship action featuring IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Mid-Season Championships

June 30, 2018 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. E85-Ray Seemann, 2. 10-Jordan Knight, 3. 7-Shane Sundquist, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 97-Brian Herbert, 6. 17x-Kade Hagans, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 8. 1x-Cody Lampe, 9. 18-Brandon Sprott, 10. 95-Buddy Tubbs.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 2j-Zach Blurton, 3. 49x-Luke Cranston, 4. 49-Kris Moore, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 8J-Brandy Jones, 7. 6-Kaden Taylor, 8. 28-Tracey Hill, 9. 11k-Tyler Knight, 10. 91-Christian Shriver (DNS).

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. E85-Ray Seemann, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 2J-Zach Blurton, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 49x-Luke Cranston, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 28-Tracey Hill, 9. 7-Shane Sundquist, 10. 1x-Cody Lampe, 11. 11k-Tyler Knight, 12. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 13. 18-Brandon Sprott, 14. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 15. 8J-Brandy Jones, 16. 6-Kaden Taylor, 17. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 18. 49-Kris Moore, 19. 17x-Kade Hagans, 20. 91-Christian Shriver (DNS).

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 2. 44-Mike Lunow, 3. 2L-Tracy Link, 4. 85c-Clay Sellard, 5. 16-Kevin Gray, 6. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 7. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 8. 27-Grant Florence.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 01-Jesse Smith, 2. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 3. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 4. A2-Randy Wilson, 5. 7n-William Nusser, 6. 57-Joel Lane, 7. 1n-Nick Link.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 721-Troy Gemmill, 2. 25-Kale Beavers, 3. 22T-Trent Gray, 4. 26-Tom Beavers, 5. 06-Chad Taylor, 6. 3h-Ryan Heger, 7. 7-Treyton Gann.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 3. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 4. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 5. 721-Troy Gemmill, 6. 7n-William Nusser, 7. 1n-Nick Link, 8. A2-Randy Wilson, 9. 25-Kale Beavers, 10. 16-Kevin Gray, 11. 3c-Casey Jo Wanger, 12. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 13. 7-Shane Sundquist 14. 26-Tom Beavers, 15. 57-Joel Lane, 16. 44-Mike Lunow, 17. 01-Jesse Smith, 18. 06-Chad Taylor, 19. 3h-Ryan Heger, 20. 2L-Tracy Link, 21. 22T-Trent Gray, 22. 27-Grant Florence (DNS).

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 3d-Garrett Donley, 2. 08-Dakota Sproul, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 37-Bart Baker, 5. 81-Troy Bynum, 6. 12d-Brad Johnson, 7. 11h-Denver Howard.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 09-Robert Elliott, 2. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 3. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 4. 21-Joey Maupin, 5. 33r-Mike Roach, 6. 4-Freddy McCoy, 7. 10-Alex Wiens.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 18-Kyle Wiens, 2. 7-Jarett Lunow, 3. 8-Brian May, 4. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 5. 65-Kohl Ricke, 6. 3m-Eric Munoz, 7. 62-Marvin Ward.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 09-Robert Elliott, 2. 21b-Brandon Kenney, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 08-Dakota Sproul, 5. 4-Freddy McCoy, 6. 7-Jarett Lunow, 7. 3m-Eric Munoz, 8. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 9. 18-Kyle Wiens, 10. 12d-Brad Johnson, 11. 21-Joey Maupin, 12. 11h-Denver Howard, 13. 62-Marvin Ward, 14. 3d-Garrett Donley, 15. 33r-Mike Roach, 16. 8-Brian May, 17. 10-Alex Wiens, 18. 65-Kohl Ricke, 19. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 20. 37-Bart Baker, 21. 81-Troy Bynum.

 

Wilmot Raceway

Davey Ray of Indianapolis, Indiana was glad Wilmot Raceway held its Independence Day Holiday Spectacular Day One Saturday, June 30. Despite some tracks cancelling due to the intense heat, the Kenosha County Fair and Wilmot Raceway staff decided to go on with the program. Ray scored a clean sweep, posting fast time, winning the third heat and taking the feature win.Davey Ray,
Ray took the lead out of a three-wide restart five laps into the 20-lap Badger Midget Feature going on to score the victory. "I have to thank the track crew for doing an outstanding job preparing this surface," said Ray, who started tenth in the 23-car field. "Where I come from we have a lot of dust, but there was none out there. I'm looking forward to coming back (August 11)."
Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Missouri took second holding off third place finisher Chase McDermand of Springfield, Illinois in a hotly contested battle. Scott Hatton of Roscoe, Illinois was fourth. Jack Routson of Waterman, IL was fifth.
"Our regular track in Iowa cancelled because of the heat, and we were thinking did we want to sit around or go racing," said Jeff Larson of Freeport, Illinois, who chalked up a clean sweep posting fast time and taking a heat win enroute to the feature checkered. "We decided, heck, let's go to Wilmot. I'm glad we did. They did a great job preparing this track and it was a lot of fun to race on. We race three nights per week so this is a good win for the guys who work on this car all of the time."
Larson overtook early race leader Scott Barnharst of Franklin, then weathered a series of yellow flags resulting in four green-white-checkered restarts at the end. Larson was up to the challenge in his first run at Wilmot this season. Fort Atkinson's Zeke Bischofberger took second nipping third place Genoa City's Nick Simons on the final lap. Genoa City's Mike Simons II was fourth. Muskego's Al Atkinson recovered to take fifth after restarting in the rear following a early race accident resulted in him pitting.
"I just get to drive it, and my crew does a great job getting the car ready," said Racine's Charlie Pinkalla after winning his third 20-lap street stock feature of the season. "This is like it used to be, a lot of fun racing with a great bunch of guys and gals. This is what it's all about."
Pat Rossmann of Wadsworth, Illinois charged to second in the late running. Dustin Richard's of Bristol was third. Big Bend's Mark Baker fourth. Kenosha's Craig Kreuser fifth.
"I hated to see my teammate break, but that's the way it goes sometimes," said Scott Quarnstrom of Lake Villa, IL following his first ever 15-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car feature win. "It was a lot of fun. I have to thank everyone who has supported me. This feels great."
In a battle of attrition, Waterford's Kyle Sudduth appeared headed for his first ever feature win until a broken right-rear wheel in turn two with two laps to go ended his day. On the ensuing restart, Pleasant Prairie's Scott Ellis, in Quarnstrom's team car, looked like he was going to take his first feature checkered, but then he snapped off a wheel bringing out another caution.
With three cars left on the track, Quarnstrom held on for the victory. Robin Wachsmuth of Williams Bay had a career best second. Jonathan Smith of Bristol was third in his first ever race as those trio survived for podium finishes. Scott Ellis was credited fourth with Sudduth fifth.
Wilmot Raceway continues Independence Day Holiday Spectacular Round II with Saturday Night Thunder July 7 featuring AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, modifieds, street stocks and Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars on the program. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity at 5:45 p.m. and racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $15.00 for everyone age 12 and older, $5.00 ages 7-11, with 6 & under admitted free. Active military personnel with ID cards receive a $5.00 discount.
For updates phone trackside race line 262-862-2090, check the official track web site wilmotraceway.com or the Raceway Facebook page.
Off track Wilmot Raceway is participating in the Village of Antioch July 4th Parade. The Kunes Country Ford Stateline Superstore Pace Truck will have U.S. Army Veteran Lon Hodge and Service Dog of the Year Gander riding along. Natalie Klemko of Grayslake and Jordan Paulsen of Trevor will have AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprint Cars joining the pace truck.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018 - INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR ROUND I
BADGER MIDGETS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Davey Ray, Indianapolis, IN; 2. Andrew Felker, Carl Junction, MO; 3. Chase McDermand, Springfield, IL; 4. Scott Hatton, Roscoe, IL; 5. Jack Routson, Waterman, IL; 6. Zach Boden, Cambridge; 7. Kurt Mayhew, Demotte, IN; 8. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL; 9. Kevin Olson, Machesney Park, IL; 10. Ryan Probst, New Lenox, IL; 11. Mike Stroik, West Bend; 12. John Smith, St. Charles, IL; 13. Kevin Frederiksen, Milwaukee; 14. Kyle Brinkmann, Platteville; 15. Kyle Koch, Madison; 16. Jake Goeglein, Sullivan; 17. Mike Unger, Madison; 18. Ken Hanson, Vinton, IA; 19. Harrison Kleven, Marshall; 20. Laura Smith, Mukwonago; 21. Tyler Baran, Joliet, IL; 22. Jordan Mattson, Milwaukee; 23. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego.
8-LAP HEAT WINS: Koch; McDermand; Ray.
FAST QUALIFIER: Ray(:15.175 seconds).
MODIFIEDS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Jeff Larson, Freeport, IL; 2. Zeke Bischofberger, Fort Atkinson; 3. Nick Simons, Genoa City; 4. Mike Simons II, Genoa City; 5. Al Atkinson, Muskego; 6. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 7. Scott Barnharst, Franklin; 8. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron, IL; 9. Terry Hilgendorf, McHenry, IL; 10. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL; 11. Morgan Sheppard, Genoa City; 12. Jason Wirth, Elkhorn; 13. Mike Knurr, Mukwonago; 14. John Dost, Bristol; 15. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL; 16. Jon Hill, Waterford.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Larson; M. Simons.
FAST QUALIFIER: Larson(:16.970 seconds).
STREET STOCKS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Charlie Pinkalla, Racine; 2. Pat Rossmann, Wadsworth, IL; 3. Dustin Richards, Bristol; 4. Mark Baker, Big Bend; 5. Craig Kreuser, Kenosha; 6. Cody Erickson, Algonquin, IL; 7. Josh Gehrig, Pleasant Prairie; 8. Kevin Domrose, Big Bend; 9. Bo Ahern, Waukegan, IL; 10. Courtney Atkinson, Muskego; 11. Brandon Mertes, Antioch, IL.
8-LAP HEAT WINS: Erickson; Pinkalla.
BANDIT 4-CYLINDER STOCK CARS: 15-LAP FEATURE: 1. Scott Quarnstrom, Lake Villa, IL; 2. Robin Wachsmuth, Williams Bay; 3. Jonathan Smith, Bistol; 4. Scott Ellis, Pleasant Prairie; 5. Kyle Sudduth, Waterford; 6. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 7. Tony Barron, Milwaukee; 8. Brad Becker, Burlington; 9. Allen Maher Jr., Lisbon; 10. John Cole, Palatine, IL; 11. John Tuttle, Chicago, IL; 12. Tim Christenson, Kenosha.
8-LAP HEAT WINS: Quarnstrom; Becker.

 

Andrews breaks through for first FAST 410 win of the year at Fremont; Miller earns 4th straight FAST 305 win

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Chris Andrews knocked the gorilla off his back Saturday, June 30 at Fremont Speedway. The Sandusky, Ohio driver has dealt with mechanical issues and an ill-handling race car throughout 2018, but the Burmeister Racing team put it all together for Andrews to score his first FAST 410 sprint win of the year.

It wasn't easy for Andrews as he first battled with Broc Martin and then had to hold off a charging Tyler Gunn the final five laps to score his 10th career win at "The Track That Action Built." The win also will help Andrews inch closer to the top three in points for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics.

"Track was pretty good tonight and the Kistler motor was running pretty good and Mikey (Sommers, crew chief) had the car good. I thought we had it a little tight at the beginning...it's a 100 degrees out and I was working twice as hard but I can't thank these guys enough. Channel Seed, Edwards Agriculture, ML Graphics, Kistler Engines, Kistler Racing Products, and Mikey and Rollie, Tommie, Glenn and Sharon Burmeister for putting up with all of us," Andrews said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

"It's been a frustrating year. This is not easy. Broc Martin and Byron Reed and Stuart Brubaker...all these guys are tough and are getting better all the time," Andrews added.

Craig Mintz came into the night undefeated in 410 sprint racing at Fremont, earning the first four victories of 2018. He settled for a seventh place finish, good enough to maintain a comfortable point lead in the FAST standings heading into the July 3 Summer Sizzler at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio.

Jamie Miller is the hottest 305 sprint car driver in Ohio right now. The Fremont, Ohio driver dominated the A-main for his fourth straight win in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro. It was Miller's second win of the year at Fremont and his fifth overall victory of 2018. Miller will take a big FAST point lead into the series race at Waynesfield Raceway Park Tuesday, July 3.

"This isn't really my type of trace track. It was pretty slick for me but we have this car really dialed in. It doesn't seem like we can do any wrong with it. This things stutters and stumbles like crazy on starts and restarts but we worked on it and it was a lot better tonight. I popped off six in a row at Attica one time and I'm hoping to out do that. This is special because we have won four in a row at three different race tracks. It's tough to win that many races period in this division. On any given night there's 15 cars in the pits that can win," said Miller beside Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed #26.

Andrews and DJ Foos were scheduled to comprise the front row of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main but Foos went pit-side before the green could wave. That would move Broc Martin to the outside of the front row. When the green flew Martin grabbed the lead but Andrews raced to his inside with Byron Reed and Kody Kinser battling for third. Andrews took the lead on lap two but Martin continued to hound him to the outside over the next few laps.

Andrews began to steadily inch away from Martin while Kinser, Reed and Tyler Gunn gave chase. Just as the leaders were preparing to enter heavy lapped traffic with Kinser challenging Martin for the runner-up spot, Kinser spun. Andrews got a terrific restart and pulled away from Martin, Reed, Stuart Brubaker, Gunn, Nate Dussel (from 14th) and Craig Mintz. Reed took second on lap 14 and chipped away at Andrews' lead and was right on his rear bumper when they encountered lapped traffic again with nine laps to go. The car on the move was Gunn, who charged into third on lap 17 and was closing on Andrews and Reed when the caution flew for a Thomas Meseraull spin with seven laps to go.

With a clear track Andrews pulled away slightly when the green flew again with Gunn quickly taking second from Reed. With four laps to go Gunn was racing to Andrews' outside. The duo battled wing to wing to the checkers with Andrews scoring the narrow win over Gunn with Reed, Brubaker and Dussel rounding out the top five.

In the 305 A-main Kyle Peters and Miller brought the field to green with Peters gaining the advantage over Miller, Bobby Clark, Seth Schneider and Brandon Moore. Peters led until lap five when he got bottled up behind a lapped car and both Miller and Clark snuck around him. Miller steadily pulled away from Clark with Peters, Moore and John Ivy in pursuit. Miller was in heavy lapped traffic with seven laps remaining when the caution flew for Jim Taddeo. But, when the green came back out Miller pulled away once again to take the checkers with a huge advantage over Clark.

After the race Clark was found to be light at the scales so Peters would be credited with second and Ivy, Moore and Tyler Street would round out the top five.

Next up for the FAST 410 and 305 race teams will be the Summer Sizzler at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 3. The NRA Sprint Invaders and mini-sprints will also be ina ction. The FAST 410 sprints will battle for $3,000 to win while the FAST 305 sprints compete for $1,000 to win and the NRA Sprint Invaders compete for $4,000 to win. Pit gates will open Tuesday at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5 p.m. and racing under way at 7 p.m. For ticket information go to waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com

Last year at Waynesfield, Bellevue, Ohio's Cap Henry passed Cale Thomas on the last lap to score the FAST 410 win while Fremont, Ohio's John Ivy held off Nate Dussel for the FAST 305 victory.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

 


Klaasmeyer Victorious at Macon

Macon, IL - Notching another victory to his name with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Tucker Klaasmeyer stole the show at Macon Speedway, earning his third career victory with the league. By virtue of passing points, Klaasmeyer earned the top point position for his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered mount and shared the front row with Tyler Courtney.

In the opening laps, Klaasmeyer narrowly edged Courtney for the lead as the two raced in close-quarters around the high-banked fifth mile. Battling hard for the lead, the two drivers exchanged the lead multiple times over the initial 20 laps. After a slow in racing action, Courtney's Clauson-Marshall mount suffered mechanical woes while leading and was forced to the infield for the remaining 10 laps, allowing Klaasmeyer to inherit the lead.

As the laps wound down, Klaasmeyer received pressure from Jake Neuman, who battled from a fifth place starting spot to challenge for the top spot. Holly Shelton, making a comeback after a hard flip during the POWRi Illinois SPEED Week at Belle-Clair Speedway, completed the podium. Jerry Coons, Jr. took the fourth position, advancing from ninth, while Jason McDougal finished fifth, advancing from tenth.

"We were off for a couple weeks and I was hoping I wasn't rusty," commented Klaasmeyer. "Macon was badass tonight. It was about as good as it ever is. We had a good heat race. It feels good to get number three. We've been close a couple times this past month, but haven't been able to seal the deal, but this time we got it done for good. Now we can focus on getting number four tomorrow."

"We were fast," stated Jake Neuman. "I can't thank Alan and the whole crew enough. The car was fast. The track prep was good. Congrats to Tucker and we'll try again tomorrow night. Lincoln will be fun."

"I've struggled at Macon, a lot, so to run third to Tucker and Jake is great," said Holly Shelton. "I can't say enough about my team. That last yellow I felt something on my ride and it turns out the motor was going, but I was going to run it until it blew. I'm just super grateful to be here."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY, Heat 2: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 3: 55 - NICK KNEPPER, Heat 4: 31 - RAY SEACH, Heat 5: 51B - JOE B MILLER

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 5D - ZACH DAUM

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 2. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 3. 67 - HOLLY SHELTON 4. 25 - JERRY COONS, JR. 5. 15 - JASON MCDOUGAL 6. 51B - JOE B MILLER 7. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 8. 50 - DANIEL ADLER 9. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 10. 97A - AUSTIN ODELL 11. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 12. 5D - ZACH DAUM 13. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 14. 91 - DANIEL ROBINSON 15. 39BC - COLE BODINE 16. 35 - ALISON SLATON 17. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 18. 31 - RAY SEACH 19. 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY 20. 55 - NICK KNEPPER 21. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 22. 10C - DALTON CAMFIELD

 

 

Andrews knocks gorilla off his back to take FAST 410 win at Fremont; Hannagan earns NRA win; Miller's hot streak in 305s continues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, June 30, 2018 Contact: Brian Liskai liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Chris Andrews knocked the gorilla off his back Saturday, June 30 at Fremont Speedway. The Sandusky, Ohio driver has dealt with mechanical issues and an ill-handling race car throughout 2018, but the Burmeister Racing team put it all together on Willie's Sales & Service Night for Andrews first 410 sprint car win of the year.

It wasn't easy for Andrews as he first battled with Broc Martin and then had to hold off a charging Tyler Gunn the final five laps to score his 10th career win at "The Track That Action Built." The win also will help Andrews inch closer to the top three in points for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics.

"Track was pretty good tonight and the Kistler motor was running pretty good and Mikey (Sommers, crew chief) had the car good. I thought we had it a little tight at the beginning...it's a 100 degrees out and I was working twice as hard but I can't thank these guys enough. Channel Seed, Edwards Agriculture, ML Graphics, Kistler Engines, Kistler Racing Products, and Mikey and Rollie, Tommie, Glenn and Sharon Burmeister for putting up with all of us," Andrews said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

"It's been a frustrating year. This is noteasy. Broc Martin and Byron Reed and Stuart Brubaker...all these guys are tough and are getting better all the time," Andrews added.

Pittsboro, Indiana's Randy Hannagan has won a lot of sprint car races in his career from the World of Outlaws and All Stars to victories in Australia. But a win at Fremont Speedway has eluded him until Saturday. Hannagan held off a late race challenge from Devin Dobie to capture his first ever win at "The Track That Action Built" with the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. Hannagan dedicated the victory to Jason Johnson, who lost his life racing a week ago.

"I could retire now because I have this place off my bucket list. This place and Attica has eluded me more than any other place in the world. It's the trickest race track....you have to race the track. We've thought we've had it right every time we have been here...that last time I pushed so bad in qualifying I wanted to load it up and go home. These guys never give up....Lonny, Dennis Yoakum, Fritz, my son, Mason...that's the biggest pleasure I get is having him out here and meeting me in victory lane," said Hannagan beside his Stark County Co-Op, McDallion, Refinish Systems, Hoosier Tire, SMRS, Kenny's Components backed #22H.

"This one right here is for Jason Johnson. It's a tough deal when you race for a living like he has....I've been able to do it a number of years. I didn't know Jason that well but I knew him. We raced in Australia together and all across the country. It's hard to get close to these guys for when things like this happen because it hits home. It's an extended part of your family. This is also for Kent Karhoff my long time crew chief...his father passed away the same day as Jason Johnson so I want to dedicate this to him also. He's been a big part of my career over the years with Dennis Yoakum Racing and my old team. I have to thank Ron Hammons for keeping a hell of a series together and Rich Farmer for giving us a track. I think we have one of the best series in the country to race with," added Hannagan.

Jamie Miller is the hottest 305 sprint car driver in Ohio right now. The Fremont, Ohio driver dominated the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main for his fourth straight win in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro. It was Miller's second win of the year at Fremont and his fifth overall victory of 2018. Miller will take a big FAST point lead into the series race at Waynesfield Raceway Park Tuesday, July 3.

"This isn't really my type of trace track. It was pretty slick for me but we have this car really dialed in. It doesn't seem like we can do any wrong with it. This things stutters and stumbles like crazy on starts and restarts but we worked on it and it was a lot better tonight. I popped off six in a row at Attica one time and I'm hoping to out do that. This is special because we have won four in a row at three different race tracks. It's tough to win that many races period in this division. On any given night there's 15 cars in the pits that can win," said Miller beside Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed #26.

Andrews and DJ Foos were scheduled to comprise the front row of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main but Foos went pit-side before the green could wave. That would move Broc Martin to the outside of the front row. When the green flew Martin grabbed the lead but Andrews raced to his inside with Byron Reed and Kody Kinser battling for third. Andrews took the lead on lap two but Martin continued to hound him to the outside over the next few laps.

Andrews began to steadily inch away from Martin while Kinser, Reed and Tyler Gunn gave chase. Just as the leaders were preparing to enter heavy lapped traffic with Kinser challenging Martin for the runner-up spot, Kinser spun. Andrews got a terrific restart and pulled away from Martin, Reed, Stuart Brubaker, Gunn, Nate Dussel (from 14th) and Craig Mintz. Reed took second on lap 14 and chipped away at Andrews' lead and was right on his rear bumper when they encountered lapped traffic again with nine laps to go. The car on the move was Gunn, who charged into third on lap 17 and was closing on Andrews and Reed when the caution flew for a Thomas Meseraull spin with seven laps to go.

With a clear track Andrews pulled away slightly when the green flew again with Gunn quickly taking second from Reed. With four laps to go Gunn was racing to Andrews' outside. The duo battled wing to wing to the checkers with Andrews scoring the narrow win over Gunn with Reed, Brubaker and Dussel rounding out the top five.

The NRA 360 feature got off to a shaky start as a four car pile-up resulted in a second attempt. When the green flew outside front row starter Hannagan drove into the lead over Mitch Brown, Hud Horton, Devin Dobie and Tim Allison. A quick caution for a Bo Barber spin on lap four kept the field close. But, when the green flew so did Hannagan, pulling away from Brown while Dobie jumped into third. Mike Burkin brought out the caution on lap 12, wiping out a big lead for Hannagan.

On the ensuing restart Hannagan could not shake Brown and Dobie who waged an entertaining battle for second. Dobie, who won the NRA feature Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park, drove into second with seven laps to go and started to slowly reel in Hannagan. On lap 21 Dobie drove deep into turn three and caught the cushion and took a wild ride. When the race resumed, Hannagan drove away to the win over Mitch Brown, last place starter Jared Horstman, Horton and Tim Allison.

In the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main Kyle Peters and Miller brought the field to green with Peters gaining the advantage over Miller, Bobby Clark, Seth Schneider and Brandon Moore. Peters led until lap five when he got bottled up behind a lapped car and both Miller and Clark snuck around him. Miller steadily pulled away from Clark with Peters, Moore and John Ivy in pursuit. Miller was in heavy lapped traffic with seven laps remaining when the caution flew for Jim Taddeo. But, when the green came back out Miller pulled away once again to take the checkers with a huge advantage over Clark.

After the race Clark was found to be light at the scales so Peters would be credited with second and Ivy, Moore and Tyler Street would round out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 7 for Crown Battery Night with a lot of "Crown Cash" on the line for the FAST 410 sprints, 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway

About Willie’s Sales and Service - www.williesfremont.com

Willies Sales and Service with Toro lawn garden and STIHL equipment is located on East State Street in Fremont, Ohio. Willies has been providing excellent service in Northwest Ohio for over 60 years. Willie’s specializes in lawn and garden equipment sales and service. With a factory certified staff Willies is confident in assisting you with your lawn equipment needs. As an independent STIHL dealer, Willie’s can provide many services the big box chain stores just can't match. Willie’s can offer fast, professional service for your STIHL equipment after the sale. Your equipment comes fully assembled and ready to use, and Willie’s staff can give you in-store safety and operating demonstrations so you can get started on your tasks as soon as you get home.

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Willie's Sales & Service Night

Starting Position [*]

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.23-DJ Foos, 12.267; 2.16-Chris Andrews, 12.297; 3.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.371; 4.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.394; 5.09-Craig Mintz, 12.444; 6.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.460; 7.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.491; 8.97-Broc Martin, 12.492; 9.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.550; 10.5-Byron Reed, 12.587; 11.98-Joe Trenca, 12.615; 12.4k-Kody Kinser, 12.623; 13.2+-Brian Smith, 12.624; 14.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.680; 15.4H-Cap Henry, 12.711; 16.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.779; 17.00-Thomas Meseraull, 12.819; 18.8M-TJ Michael, 12.831; 19.14H-Todd Heller, 12.887; 20.1-Nate Dussel, 12.945; 21.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 12.954; 22.4T-Tracy Hines, 12.963; 23.53-Brayden Fox, 13.068; 24.83-Adam Cruea, 13.766; 25.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 13.896; 26.2L-Landon Lalonde, 14.094; 27.96AU-Bruce White, 14.539;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 7-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 6. 4T-Tracy Hines[8] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[7] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 98-Joe Trenca[1] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 7. 00-Thomas Meseraull[6] ; 8. 53-Brayden Fox[8] ; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde[9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 4k-Kody Kinser[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 4. 4H-Cap Henry[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich[4] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 83-Adam Cruea[8] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[9]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 2. 4T-Tracy Hines[3] ; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich[4] ; 4. 00-Thomas Meseraull[2] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[13] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[6] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 8. 53-Brayden Fox[8] ; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[10] ; 10. 83-Adam Cruea[9] ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White[12] ; 12. 2L-Landon Lalonde[11]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[6] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[14] ; 6. 97-Broc Martin[4] ; 7. 09-Craig Mintz[11] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich[18] ; 10. 4T-Tracy Hines[17] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[10] ; 12. 4H-Cap Henry[12] ; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron[16] ; 14. 4k-Kody Kinser[5] ; 15. 98-Joe Trenca[8] ; 16. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[20] ; 18. 00-Thomas Meseraull[19] ; 19. 2+-Brian Smith[13] ; 20. 23-DJ Foos[2]

Hard Charger: 1-Nate Dussel +9

NRA Sprints

Qualifying 1.17-Jared Horstman, 13.504; 2.22H-Randy Hannagan, 13.510; 3.23-Devon Dobie, 13.515; 4.87-Jason Barney, 13.607; 5.11A-Tim Allison, 13.632; 6.10-Mitch Brown, 13.986; 7.24-Kobe Allison, 14.048; 8.28-Hud Horton, 14.066; 9.B20-Butch Schroeder, 14.175; 10.1-10-Jake Brown, 14.332; 11.5W-Jeff Williams, 14.481; 12.48-Mike Burkin, 14.567; 13.22D-Aaron Robnolte, 14.648; 14.51-Jay Dunham, 14.945; 15.14-Bo Barber, 15.750;

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 11A-Tim Allison[2] ; 2. 23-Devon Dobie[3] ; 3. 24-Kobe Allison[1] ; 4. B20-Butch Schroeder[5] ; 5. 5W-Jeff Williams[6] ; 6. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[7] ; 7. 14-Bo Barber[8] ; 8. 17-Jared Horstman[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 28-Hud Horton[1] ; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 3. 10-Mitch Brown[2] ; 4. 87-Jason Barney[3] ; 5. 1-10-Jake Brown[5] ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin[6] ; 7. 51-Jay Dunham[7]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 2. 10-Mitch Brown[1] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[15] ; 4. 28-Hud Horton[4] ; 5. 11A-Tim Allison[3] ; 6. 1-10-Jake Brown[10] ; 7. B20-Butch Schroeder[7] ; 8. 51-Jay Dunham[14] ; 9. 22D-Aaron Robnolte[11] ; 10. 24-Kobe Allison[5] ; 11. 87-Jason Barney[8] ; 12. 5W-Jeff Williams[9] ; 13. 14-Bo Barber[13] ; 14. 48-Mike Burkin[12] ; 15. 23-Devon Dobie[6]

Hard Charger: 17-Jared Horstman +12

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.761; 2.19R-Steve Rando, 14.088; 3.21-Dustin Stroup, 14.191; 4.4*-Tyler Street, 14.283; 5.97-Kyle Peters, 14.334; 6.8-Bobby Clark, 14.409; 7.77I-John Ivy, 14.448; 8.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.458; 9.36-Seth Schneider, 14.509; 10.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.684; 11.4T-Jim Taddeo, 14.758; 12.09-Justin Adams, 14.902; 13.X-Mike Keegan, 15.629; 14.18R-Duffy Rubel, 17.189;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 6. 21-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 7. X-Mike Keegan[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 4T-Jim Taddeo[5] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 4. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 5. 18R-Duffy Rubel[7] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[3]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 6. 21-Dustin Stroup[11] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[14] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[12] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 10. 4T-Jim Taddeo[5] ; 11. X-Mike Keegan[13] ; 12. 09-Justin Adams[8] ; 13. 18R-Duffy Rubel[10] ; 14. 8-Bobby Clark[3]

Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +7

 

 

Mack DeMan, Holly Porter, Mark Bazuin and Tim DeBoer Win on Lucas Oil Night at Ohsweken

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (June 29, 2018) – A busy night at Ohsweken Speedway saw 123 cars sign in across four divisions to start the Canada Day weekend at Lucas Oil Friday Night Excitement on June 29. When the dust settled and the roar of the engines ceased, it was Mack Deman claiming his first career Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature win and Holly Porter who scored the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car win. For the stock cars, it was rookie Mark Bazuin winning his first career Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature and Tim DeBoer collecting the checkered flag in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock main event. KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media). Mack DeMan and Ryan Turner brought the 21-car field to the green flag for the 20-lap main event. DeMan jumped out to an early lead, but before the first lap couple was completed, third-starting Cory Turner flipped end over end in turn four to bring out the red flag.

A complete restart followed and DeMan jumped out to a big advantage over Ryan Turner before the second caution with one lap complete for a spun Shawn Sliter. DeMan again got an excellent restart and checked out from the rest of the field before working into lapped traffic on lap five. With seven laps down, Ryan Turner struggled to navigate through the slower cars and went off the top in turns one and two, allowing both Jim Huppunen and Tyler Hendricks to get past.

DeMan was strong again on a restart on lap eight that also saw Dylan Westbrook race into the top-five after starting 19th. Before DeMan had to work into traffic again, the caution flag waved again on lap 12 when Jamie Turner and Conor Mahoney spun separately in turn four.

The final restart proved no issue for DeMan as he ran away from the field over the final eight laps to score the victory. On the final lap, Westbrook was able to steal the runner-up spot from Huppunen in turn four. Hendricks and Ryan Turner completed the top-five.

Hendricks, Scott Kreutter and Huppunen won qualifying heats. Kreutter was also the Ackland Insurance Top Gun. Lewiston, NY native Derek Jonathan made his first appearance of the season, but flipped in hot laps, ending his night prematurely. He was uninjured. STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Lucas Smith and DJ Christie brought the field to the green flag for the 20-lap Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car main event. Smith jumped out to an early advantage, but Christie quickly drew to the outside to challenge for the lead. Cautions on laps one and four slowed the race, but Smith maintained the point on both restarts while Hannah Ferrell jumped forward to third on the latter green flag.

As Smith approached the halfway point, he maintained a slight advantage over Holly Porter, who had climbed forward to the second spot past Ferrell. Just as Smith hit lapped traffic on lap 12, the caution flag waved when Christie slowed in turn one after some contact with the outside wall.

On the ensuing restart, Porter took the lead from Smith and two laps later Shone Evans moved past Ferrell for third. Porter cruised over the next six laps while Smith fought to hold on to second and appeared to have the checkered flag in hand, but the caution waved when Blaine Barrow spun in turn three while Josh Hill rolled on his side in turn one with 19 laps completed.

That set up a one lap shootout at the finish. Smith got an excellent restart, but didn’t have enough to make a move on Porter who drove to her second Feature win of the season. Smith, Evans, Jesse Costa and Ferrell completed the top-five.

Costa, Evans, Christie and Baily Heard won qualifying heats earlier in the night while Jerry Hill won the B-Main. Hannah Ferrell also earned the Ackland Insurance Top Gun award as the night’s top qualifier. MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Mike Ferguson and Aaron Rewutzsky started on the front row for the 20-lap A-Feature and Ferguson used the front row starting spot to grab an early lead. Ferguson held the point position until lap five when rookie Mark Bazuin rocketed to the top spot with a pass in turns one and two. Bazuin opened a lead of five car lengths before it was erased by the first caution on lap seven.

Bazuin chose the outside lane on the restart and held the lead while several drivers raced four-wide for spots inside the top-10. As the field reached the halfway mark, Bazuin was working to stay ahead of Billy Bleich Jr. after the top two had opened a half straightaway lead over Ferguson, Logan Shwedyk and Jason Lungaro.

The final caution came on lap 13 when Jay Liverance got into the concrete blocks in turn four. Bazuin led again on the restart, but couldn’t distance himself from the rest of the top-five, who ran single-file with three laps to go. On the final lap, Bazuin got sideways in turns three and four with Bleich making some contact. The two drivers raced off turn four to the finish with Bazuin claiming the win by a bumper, or 0.121 seconds. Shwedyk, Chris Hale and Ryan Dinning completed the top-five.

Bazuin, Trevor DeBoer and Chris Dickie won qualifying heats earlier in the night and Rob Hoskins won the B-Main. HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Cody Sommerville and Aidan Nigh paced the field to the green flag for the 15-lap HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature and were instantly embroiled in a busy battle for the top spots. Sommerville led the opening three laps after a lap one caution while six cars battled in two rows of three-wide action at the front of the field. By lap three, Sean Iftody had found his way to third after starting 18th.

One lap later, Tim DeBoer drove to the point amongst a gaggle of cars and led until a lap six caution for a spun Mike Taylor. On the ensuing restart, Iftody grabbed the lead in turns one and two while Matt Nuell joined the top trio before DeBoer re-took the lead off turn four.

With five laps to go, DeBoer paced Nuell and Kyle Wert who were separated by just five car lengths total and raced a half straightaway ahead of Iftody. In the closing laps, Nuell threw everything he had at DeBoer, but couldn’t muster enough momentum to steal the win as DeBoer claimed his first career Feature victory.

Jason Dixon, Andy Ryckman, Dale Millard and Dusty DeBoer won qualifying heats earlier in the night while Wert and Gillian Hills won a pair of B-Mains. UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Ohsweken gets set to kick start the month of July on Friday, July 6 as O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH present the Frankie Turkey Memorial and Media Appreciation night. A full card of racing features the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT June 29, 2018 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Lucas Oil presents Friday Night Excitement Total Entries – 123 ———————————————————– Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (22 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 17x Mack DeMan (1); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (19); 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (6); 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5); 5. 91 Ryan Turner (2); 6. 80 Chris Steele (11); 7. 0 Mikey Kruchka (9); 8. 55 Mike Thorne (14); 9. 22 Shawn Sliter (12); 10. 9 Steve Lyons (10); 11. 6 Curtis Gartly (7); 12. 43 Scott Sherk (13); 13. 11 Jamie Turner (16); 14. DNF 49 Scott Kreutter (4); 15. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney (21); 16. DNF 90 Travis Cunningham (18); 17. DNF 9b Scott Burke (17); 18. DNF 0c Cole MacDonald (20); 19. DNF 21J John Burbridge Sr. (15); 20. DNF 97 Cory Turner (3); 21. DNS 21 John Burbridge Jr. (8); 22. DNS 81 Derek Jonathan (22) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mack DeMan 1-20 Hard Charger – Dylan Westbrook +17 (19th to 2nd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (1); 2. 21 John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams, ON (5); 3. 0 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (6); 4. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (7); 5. 21J John Burbridge Sr., St. Williams, ON (3); 6. 9b Scott Burke, Charing Cross, ON (2); 7. 90 Travis Cunningham, Grimsby, ON (8); 8. DNS 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston, NY, USA (4)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 1:55.158) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden, NY, USA (3); 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (4); 3. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON (7); 4. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON (5); 5. 43 Scott Sherk, Port Colborne, ON (2); 6. DNF 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland, ON (1); 7. DNF 0c Cole MacDonald, Waterdown, ON (6)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – 1:55.334) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (2); 2. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (1); 3. 17x Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (7); 4. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines, ON (4); 5. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne, ON (3); 6. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (6); 7. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown, ON (5)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($150): Scott Kreutter ———————————————————– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (32 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1 Holly Porter (4); 2. 49L Lucas Smith (1); 3. 87x Shone Evans (3); 4. 52 Jesse Costa (7); 5. 4 Hannah Ferrell (6); 6. 12 Brad Herron (5); 7. 88h Josh Hansen (17); 8. 6m Eric McGlone (11); 9. 68 Aaron Turkey (13); 10. 70 Baily Heard (8); 11. 74 Rob Neely (24); 12. 5d Jacob Dykstra (18); 13. 56 Dereck Lemyre (20); 14. 9c Brian Nanticoke (14); 15. 49h Jerry Hill (21); 16. 38 Derek Miller (15); 17. 51 Trevor Young (19); 18. 3b Blaine Barrow (23); 19. 9 Paul Ballantyne (22); 20. 69 Josh Hill (10); 21. 5 DJ Christie (2); 22. 08 Steven Beckett (9); 23. 24a AJ Lewis (12); 24. DNS 1eh Paul Klager (16) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Lucas Smith 1-11, Holly Porter 12-20 Hard Charger – Rob Neely +13 (24th to 11th)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:10.244) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas, ON (3); 2. 69h Josh Hill, Six Nations, ON (1); 3. 38 Derek Miller, Ohsweken, ON (4); 4. 1eh Paul Klager, Beamsville, ON (6); 5. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (8); 6. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (7); 7. 24 Jeff Newham, Windsor, ON (5); 8. 2 Paul Townsend, Guelph, ON (2)

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:08.484) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 70 Baily Heard, Niagara Falls, ON (4); 2. 08 Steven Beckett, Fonthill, ON (2); 3. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (3); 4. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON (7); 5. 24a AJ Lewis, Stoney Creek, ON (8); 6. 3b Blaine Barrow, Welland, ON (6); 7. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr., St. Catharines, ON (5); 8. DNF 7 Caleb Wood, London, ON (1)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:03.994) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (1); 2. 4 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa, ON (8); 3. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON (4); 4. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford, ON (7); 5. 56 Dereck Lemyre, Hamilton, ON (2); 6. 74 Rob Neely, Rockwood, ON (5); 7. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (6); 8. 8mk Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (3)

O’Neil’s Farm Equipment Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:01.574) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON (1); 2. 49L Lucas Smith, Brantford, ON (8); 3. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (2); 4. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (3); 5. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (6); 6. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (5); 7. 10 Lofton Schuts, Oakland, ON (4); 8. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (7)

B-Feature 1 (12 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 49h Jerry Hill (1); 2. 9 Paul Ballantyne (4); 3. 3b Blaine Barrow (2); 4. 74 Rob Neely (3); 5. 22 Al Gilletta Jr. (7); 6. 7 Caleb Wood (12); 7. 24 Jeff Newham (6); 8. 2 Paul Townsend (9); 9. DNS 29 Liam Martin (5); 10. DNS 10 Lofton Schuts (8); 11. DNS 8mk Matt Hill (10); 12. DNS 19 Brandon Murrell (11)

Ackland Insurance “Top Gun” Award ($100): Hannah Ferrell

 

Outside Works for Leary in Last Turn on Last Lap To Become Fifth Different Sprint Car Winner

Friday at Gas City; Lines and Gamblin Also Score

GAS CITY, Ind., June 30 — In what helped create one of the most exciting finishes in track history, C.J. Leary stayed committed to the top while his primary rivals stayed on the bottom in the 25-lap Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial non-wing 410 sprint car feature Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway. At the last possible moment it turned out to be the winning decision, as the 22-year-old Greenfield, Ind.-based driver finally got enough of a bite to pass Matt Westfall in the fourth turn on the last lap to become the fifth different sprint car feature winner so far this year at the quarter-mile dirt track.

Randy Lines of Marion, Ind. won both the UMP modified feature and the thunder car feature, while Josh Gamblin of Kokomo, Ind. took the top honors for the front-wheel-drive (FWD) compact division during the track’s “Star-Spangled Spectacular” show, held under hot conditions before a large, enthusiastic crowd.

Gappens, who was the current promoter’s father, a supermodified (now sprint car) driver, a promoter (the Terre Haute Action Track), and a member of the track prep crew at Kokomo Speedway, would have loved the first annual race named in his memory. The 25-lap feature had three main stars: Leary, Westfall and Shane Cockrum, who finished third, while Shane Cottle and Clinton Boyles rounded out the top five.

Leary started second in the 21-car field and won a three-car drag race coming out of turn four on the first lap to show the way initially, but Westfall dug deep to take the lead from him with a move to the inside coming out of Turn 4 working lap four. Leary used the high side to once again charge by Westfall working lap six to regain the lead, but Westfall took it back with another move to the inside coming out of Turn 4 on lap eight. On the following lap Cockrum passed both Cottle and Boyles on the backstretch to advance from fifth to third, while Boyles got around Cottle too for fourth. Cottle regrouped on the next lap to regain fourth, however.

Cockrum wrestled second away from Leary on lap 16 by getting under him in Turn 4. Lapped traffic was complicating things for the frontrunners by that time, but a late-race yellow allowed the field to accordion up, set up a dash to the checkered, and let the top three duke it out unabated. That yellow occurred with 21 laps down when Luke Harbison stopped high in Turn 4.

Leary regained second from Cockrum on lap 23, and on the white-flag lap Westfall, Leary and Cockrum were so close the proverbial blanket could have been thrown over them. Leary almost got by Westfall in Turn 2 on the last lap, but Westfall held him off until Leary got just enough of a bite on the outside coming out of Turn 4 on the last lap to grab the victory by inches.

Not only was the victory Leary’s first of the season at Gas City, but it was the first sprint car victory ever for his car owners, Scott and Ryan Pedersen. The winning DRC chassis’ engine is prepared by Red Pedersen.

Lines started second in the UMP modified feature and led every lap, although there were four yellows to tighten up the field and give his rivals a shot at the current point leader. Lines was up to each challenge, however, and he had a healthy lead over Dillon Nusbaum when the checkered dropped on lap 20. Andy Bishop, Derek Snyder and polesitter Jim Mallery trailed Lines, the driver of the No. 18 sponsored by Marion Lifetime Muffler, at the finish.

Lines then hopped in the No. 35 thunder car and won that 15-lap feature too. He took the lead from polesitter James Headley on lap 10 with a move to the outside as the pair went down the backstretch. Seconds later Headley pulled into the infield with mechanical difficulties. That gave second to Greg Marlow, who finished in that position. D.J. Holt, Mark Keith and Ron Flaugh rounded out the top five.

Josh Gamblin started second and led every lap of the FWD compact feature with his “Unicorn,” which is sponsored by MyOrangeCrate.com. Gage Allen was second while Eric Solms finished third in his Silver Bullet. Polesitter Randy Brommer was fourth and Alyssa Clark came from the 11th starting spot to place fifth.

Lines earned $500 for the thunder car feature victory while Gamblin got $375 for winning the FWD compact main event thanks to a $1,000 increase in the standard purses by Jim and Sherrill Long, owners of One More Time Motorsports. With his victory Lines also qualified for the $6,000 Thunder Car Rumble on July 13.

There was only one flip all night. It occurred when Dallas Hewitt of Troy, Ohio got upside down between Turns 3 and 4 during warm-ups. Luckily he escaped unhurt.

Intermission featured kids scrambling for $200 in change on a tarp on the frontstretch, and the night also featured a spectacular fireworks display before the final two main events of the evening.

There are two shows slated for Fridays in July: the Summer Thunder show on July 6 and the Mid-Season Showdown on July 13. The former will feature non-wing sprints, 600cc winged micro sprints, UMP modifieds and super streets. On Lucky Friday the 13th the track will host non-wing sprints, UMP modifieds, thunder cars and FWD compacts.

The track will also present shows on Aug. 3, Aug. 17 and Aug. 31. The USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and the USSA Kenyon midgets visit Gas City on Sept. 7 in a card that includes three additional divisions, and the season concludes on Sept. 28 with the James Dean Classic. For details on each program, please see the track’s schedule on its Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Garrett Abrams, 2. Clinton Boyles, 3. Shane Cockrum, 4. Aaron Davis, 5. Evan Mosley, 6. Bryar Schroeter, 7. Parker Fredrickson.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Shane Cottle, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Tyler Hewitt, 4. Adam Byrkett, 5. Critter Malone, 6. Jack James, 7. Adam Wilfong.

Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Matt Westfall, 2. Isaac Chapple, 3. Scotty Weir, 4. Travis Hery, 5. Jamie Fredrickson, 6. Dallas Hewitt, 7. Luke Haribson.

Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. C.J. Leary, 2. Matt Westfall, 3. Shane Cockrum, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Clinton Boyles, 6. Dallas Hewitt, 7. Scotty Weir, 8. Garrett Abrams, 9. Isaac Chapple, 10. Tyler Hewitt, 11. Travis Hery, 12. Adam Byrkett, 13. Aaron Davis, 14. Jamie Fredrickson, 15. Evan Mosley, 16. Bryar Schroeter, 17. Jack James, 18. Parker Fredrickson, 19. Adam Wilfong, 20. Critter Malone.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Dillon Nusbaum, 2. Jim Mallery, 3. Jon Ramey, 4. Lance Krider, 5. J.J. Nordman, 6. Bub Roberts, 7. Terry Sroufe.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Andy Bishop, 2. Jessica Sroufe, 3. Darek Snyder, 4. Bradley Jameson, 5. Garrett Rons, 6. John Halsey, 7. Brent Davis.

UMP Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Randy Lines, 2. Todd Gnat, 3. Jerry Bland Jr., 4. Garrett Jameson, 5. Drew Smith, 6. Steven Hogue.

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Randy Lines, 2. Dillon Nusbaum, 3. Andy Bishop, 4. Darek Snyder, 5. Jim Mallery, 6. Bradley Jameson, 7. Jessica Sroufe, 8. Todd Gnat, 9. Lance Krider, 10. Garrett Jameson, 11. Jerry Bland Jr., 12. Bub Roberts, 13. Jon Ramey, 14. Garrett Rons, 15. Drew Smith, 16. Terry Sroufe, 17. John Halsey, 18. Brent Davis, 19. Steven Hogue, 20. J.J. Nordman.

Thunder Car Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. Greg Marlow, 3. D.J. Holt, 4. Greg Long, 5. Bob Byrley, 6. Mike Oler.

Thunder Car Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Randy Lines, 2. Mark Keith, 3. Ron Flaugh, 4. Bryce Krider, 5. Braxton Strait, 6. Stevie Clark.

Thunder Car Feature (15 laps): 1. Randy Lines, 2 Greg Marlow, 3 D.J. Holt, 4. Mark Keith, 5. Ron Flaugh, 6. Braxton Strait, 7. Bryce Krider, 8. Bob Byrley, 9. James Headley, 10. Stevie Clark, 11. Greg Long, 12. Mike Oler (DNS).

FWD Compact Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Randy Brommer, 2. Gage Allen, 3. Loren Swanson, 4. Eric Solms, 5. James Headley Jr., 6. Alyssa Clark, 7. Robbie White, 8. Don Van Buskirk.

FWD Compact Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. Josh Gamblin, 2. Ryan Piker, 3. Storm Hayes, 4. Jacob Beard, 5. Billen Loudy, 6. Brad Evans, 7. Kolter Sollars.

FWD Compact Feature (15 laps): 1. Josh Gamblin, 2. Gage Allen, 3. Eric Solms, 4. Randy Brommer, 5. Alyssa Clark, 6. James Headley Jr., 7. Jacob Beard, 8. Billen Loudy, 9. Storm Hayes, 10. Robbie White, 11. Brad Evans, 12. Don Van Buskirk, 13. Loren Swanson, 14. Kolten Sollars, 15. Ryan Piker.

 

 

Kennedy, Martin and Schriever Score Spencer Radio Group Night Wins at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 29, 2018) - Thomas Kennedy visited Victory Lane for the first time while Jason Martin and Alex Schriever each earned their second trip of the season into the Winner's Circle at Jackson Motorplex on Friday during Spencer Radio Group Night.

Kennedy became the third different winner in the third round of the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series by GRP Motorsports, which featured 37 drivers during a 360ci winged sprint car race that was sanctioned by the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

Cody Ledger, who swapped the lead with Kennedy during the feature, recorded a runner-up result with Derrik Lusk rounding out the podium. Eric Lutz placed fourth and Lee Grosz ended fifth.

Ledger, Grosz, Bill Boles and Kennedy were the heat race winners. Lusk claimed the dash and Jack Dover garnered the B Main win.

Martin hustled from 12th to become the first repeat winner in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids division. Kaleb Johnson powered from 11th to a second-place outing to extend his lead in the championship standings. Colin Smith finished third with Shane Fick fourth and Dusty Ballenger fifth.

Martin, Bill Johnson and Ballenger each won a heat race.

Schriever maneuvered from fourth to garner his second NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc triumph of the season and add to his lead in the championship standings. Brandon Halverson, who won the lone heat race, charged from seventh to second place with Miles Grein, Jeff Davis and Sid Denzer rounding out the top five, respectively.

Jackson Motorplex will be dormant next weekend before the 4/10-mile oval welcomes the same divisions on July 13. The Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series will be joined by the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series for another round of DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series by GRP Motorsports. Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc will also be competing.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (June 29, 2018) -

360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (3); 2. 35L-Cody Ledger (2); 3. 2-Derrik Lusk (1); 4. 6-Eric Lutz (9); 5. 4J-Lee Grosz (7); 6. 20G-Chris Graf (6); 7. 18-Ryan Roberts (5); 8. 25-Dylan Peterson (14); 9. 14-Jody Rosenboom (19); 10. 20-Brant O'Banion (20); 11. 32-Trevor Serbus (11); 12. 2H-Bill Boles (4); 13. 17B-Ryan Bickett (12); 14. 4X-Eric Schulz (16); 15. 75B-Tommy Barber (18); 16. 33-James Broty (15); 17. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (13); 18. (DNF) 53-Jack Dover (17); 19. (DNF) 11X-Gregg Bakker (10); 20. (DNF) 36-Jason Martin (8).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover (5); 2. 75B-Tommy Barber (1); 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom (2); 4. 20-Brant O'Banion (6); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (8); 6. 4W-Matt Wasmund (7); 7. 03-Shayle Bade (10); 8. 77-John Klabunde (13); 9. 42-Kevin Flowers (9); 10. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (4); 11. 5T-Mark Toews (18); 12. 86-Donovan Peterson (16); 13. 75-Brandon Geldner (11); 14. 13JM-Jordan Martens (12); 15. 29-Lyle Howey III (19); 16. 1-Dean Brown (20); 17. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (15); 18. (DNF) 48-Taylor Forbes (14); 19. (DNF) 4-Cody Hansen (3); 20. (DNF) Y4-Logan Domagala (17); (DNS) 101-Chuck McGillivray.

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk (1); 2. 35L-Cody Ledger (2); 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (3); 4. 2H-Bill Boles (4); 5. 18-Ryan Roberts (6); 6. 20G-Chris Graf (5).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 35L-Cody Ledger (1); 2. 18-Ryan Roberts (4); 3. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (2); 4. 20G-Chris Graf (9); 5. 75B-Tommy Barber (6); 6. 53-Jack Dover (7); 7. 75-Brandon Geldner (5); 8. 77-John Klabunde (8); 9. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (10); 10. (DNF) 101-Chuck McGillivray (3).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz (1); 2. 36-Jason Martin (3); 3. 17B-Ryan Bickett (4); 4. 2-Derrik Lusk (9); 5. 4W-Matt Wasmund (2); 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska (6); 7. 42-Kevin Flowers (8); 8. 86-Donovan Peterson (5); 9. 1-Dean Brown (7).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2H-Bill Boles (2); 2. 32-Trevor Serbus (1); 3. 11X-Gregg Bakker (5); 4. 4X-Eric Schulz (4); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (6); 6. 33-James Broty (9); 7. 03-Shayle Bade (7); 8. 5T-Mark Toews (3); 9. (DNF) 29-Lyle Howey III (8).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (5); 2. 6-Eric Lutz (3); 3. 25-Dylan Peterson (2); 4. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (1); 5. 4-Cody Hansen (6); 6. 20-Brant O'Banion (7); 7. 13JM-Jordan Martens (4); 8. 48-Taylor Forbes (8); 9. (DNF) Y4-Logan Domagala (9).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 5X-Jason Martin (12); 2. 22-Kaleb Johnson (11); 3. 05-Colin Smith (3); 4. 7X-Shane Fick (7); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (5); 6. 33-Trevor Smith (15); 7. 20-Brant OBanion (6); 8. 56-Bill Johnson (4); 9. 23-Brandon Bosma (9); 10. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (10); 11. 4SN-Nate Eakin (8); 12. 05X-Brandon Allen (20); 13. 8K-Micah Slendy (16); 14. 7-John Sullivan (2); 15. 77-Taylor Ryan (14); 16. 1S-Ryan Voss (18); 17. (DNF) 4S-Michael Stien (1); 18. (DNF) 55-Justin Allen (17); 19. (DNF) 47-lincon drewis (22); 20. (DNF) 18-Dalton Domagala (13); 21. (DNF) 8-Jacob Hughes (19); (DNS) 7L-Jesse Lindberg.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5X-Jason Martin (6); 2. 20-Brant O'Banion (4); 3. 05-Colin Smith (3); 4. 23-Brandon Bosma (8); 5. 18-Dalton Domagala (1); 6. 8K-Micah Slendy (2); 7. 8-Jacob Hughes (5); (DNS) 47-lincon drewis.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 56-Bill Johnson (3); 2. 7X-Shane Fick (4); 3. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (5); 4. 7-John Sullivan (2); 5. 77-Taylor Ryan (6); 6. 55-Justin Allen (7); 7. (DNF) 7L-Jesse Lindberg (1).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (3); 2. 4S-Michael Stien (1); 3. 4SN-Nate Eakin (4); 4. 22-Kaleb Johnson (5); 5. 33-Trevor Smith (7); 6. 1S-Ryan Voss (6); 7. 05X-Brandon Allen (2).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (4); 2. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (7); 3. 38-Miles Grein (3); 4. 7X-Jeff Davis (2); 5. 73-Sid Denzer (1); 6. (DNF) 7XX-Clinton Bruns (6); 7. (DNF) 0X-Brandon Stevenson (5).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (1); 2. 7XX-Clinton Bruns (4); 3. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (3); 4. 0-Alex Schriever (7); 5. 38-Miles Grein (5); 6. 7X-Jeff Davis (2); 7. 73-Sid Denzer (6).

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July 13 featuring the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

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

 

Martin gets 1st 410 FAST win at Attica; Missler breaks 4 year late model drought; Miller continues to shine in 305s

 

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - Brock Martin ended a two year winless streak in 410 sprint car racing Friday, June 29, claiming his first ever win at Attica Raceway Park. Martin, who destroyed a car a few weeks ago while battling for the lead at Attica, had to take some time off as well due to an illness.

Martin, from Wooster, Ohio, used a lapped car as a pick to take the lead from Adam Kekich on lap 18 and drove away for the victory on Baumann Auto Group/Kear's Speed Shop/Edward Jones-Mike Neill Advisor Fan Appreciation Night.

"Joe and Diane Seeling took a chance on me and I can't thank them enough. Floyd, JR and everyone that helps out on this. Last year we struggled and this year we brought on my dad and my buddy Matt to help out. I knew I had to utilize the top and make what I could out of it. That's where I like to run at this place...where you can really get after it. I was struggling off of two but I think everyone was a little bit. My dad always tells me to keep digging so I kept digging," Martin said beside his Sugar Street Bar & Grill, Northwest Ohio Towing, Beaverdam Fleet Service, Guerne Heights Drive-In, Kistler Racing Products backed #97.

"This is the first time I've had a win since my Grandma passed away at the end of 2016 so this one is for her and my family, my mom and dad and my brother who worked for Jason Johnson for two years. We're definitely thinking about his family. My girlfriend Samantha has been an absolute rock in my life and has put me in the right direction. My brother's wife Kate is a big supporter of me too. I can't thank all those people enough," Martin added in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Craig Mintz finished third to maintain his lead in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics. Mintz, who battled the last eight laps of the race with T.J. Michael, required medical attention due to the hot conditions following the race, though he was alert and talking to the EMTs.

Bellevue, Ohio's Ryan Missler, a five-time Attica late model track champion, ended a four year winless streak, holding off Ryan Markham and leading all 25 laps for his 12th career victory at the track placing him fifth all time for the division.

"It's been a very, very, very long time. The car was so good....it felt like old times. I can't thank Jerry and Dave and all my guys enough for all the hard work to finally get us back here. I was really good around the top. I saw Ryan (Markham) stick his nose under me early and I tried the bottom and wasn't that bad but the top was where I needed to be. Hats off to John and Pork Chop on a fantastic track," said Missler beside his Posi-Flow by Slucket, SCS Gearbox, King Industrial Supply, Terry McConnell Excavating, York Fabrication, Handy Grafix, Missler's Sweets, Turn Key Blog Team, Wilson's Barber Shop backed #50Y.

"I could smell rubber and couldn't figure out where it was coming from but I can see it was me now," he added about his car with a shattered right rear quarter panel. "I really don't remember getting into anyone to cause that."

Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller has been on a roll in 305 sprint competition. He inherited the lead when John Ivy pulled off on lap nine and picked his way through traffic to score his third straight JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro win. It was the second of the year at Attica for the former track champion and the 19th of his career at the track, moving him into fifth on the division's all-time win list. Miller avoided disaster with five laps to go when he clipped an infield tire barrier but was able to keep rolling.

"I think I felt one...I nicked it a little bit. I'm kind of in shock that we're here again. It's three FAST races. It's pretty cool. I was picking and choosing when I had to run a little harder to get by the lappers. Most of them were messing up here and there and I just had to be there to capitalize. Motor was a little warm there toward the end and it would stumble on me if I got crossed up too much," Miller said beside his Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed #26.

In the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprint A-main, Adam Kekich and TJ Michael brought the field to green with Kekich gaining the advantage. Action ground to a half with two laps in when Shawn Valenti took a tumble, with Jess Stiger and Dan McCarron caught up in the crash. Valenti was uninjured while both McCarron and Stiger were able to rejoin the race.

A lap and another caution for a Paige Polyak spin.. When the green flew Kekich maintained the lead while Michael and Martin battled for second. Martin was finally able to take the runner-up spot on lap seven while Michael now battled with Mintz. Kekich began to pull away until he reeled in the back of the pack at the half-way point. Martin closed the gap quickly and when Kekich got hung up on the bottom groove by a lapped car, Martin drove to his outside to take the lead on lap 19. Once in the lead Martin steadily pulled away while the battle for second had the huge crowd on the edge of their seats.

Mintz was able to take second on lap 21 and Michael followed into third a lap later. As Martin blasted his way around the lapped cars Mintz and Michael swapped the runner-up spot several times. Martin drove to the checkers while Michael got by Mintz on the last corner of the last lap for the runner-up finish. Tim Shaffer and Cap Henry rounded out the top five.

In the Summit Racing Equipment 25-lap late model A-main, Matt Shipley and Missler paced the field to the green with Missler taking the lead over Ryan Markham, Shipley, Devin Shiels, Steve Kester and Dustin Keegan. Nate Potts and Steve Sabo spun to bring out the first caution with just three laps in with Missler leading Markham, Shiels, Shipley and Kester. When the green flew it became a four car break-away at the front with Missler, Markham, Shiels and Kester running nose to tail.

Just as things were heating up for the lead between Missler and Markham as they raced into lapped traffic Potts spun again giving Missler a clear track. Missler and Markham resumed their torrid battle up front when the green reappeared with Shiels, Kester and Mike Bores staying within striking distance. With five laps to go Sabo brought out the final caution. Missler got a fantastic restart and drove away for the win over Markham, Kester, Bores and Dan Wallace.

Miller and John Ivy paced the field for the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint A-main whi