Race Results From Coast to Coast

Jesse Cramer tops field in100-lap ‘Patriot 100’ event for modifieds Brady Short is king of the ‘Putnamville Clash’ field for sprint cars

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Lincoln Park Speedway was one of the few tracks to avoid a rainy Labor Day Weekend and provided a wealth of excellent racing on Saturday evening. Jesse Cramer won an extremely entertaining 11th edition of the ‘Patriot 100’ race for UMP Modifieds. Cramer, a Spencer, Ind. native, held off a wild challenge over the final 15 laps from Gabe Menser and Tyler Nicely to win by barely a car length and pocket the $3,000 winners share. In the 27th running of the ‘Putnamville Clash’ for sprint cars, Brady Short chalked up his 11th feature win of the season in dominating fashion as he pulled away to win over Hunter Schuerenberg and Jerry Coons Jr. Tyler Cain won his 17th UMP Super Stock feature of the year to further solidify his national title hopes as he topped Steve Peeden and Jamey Wilson. In dual bomber features, C.J. Bryan edged out Jordan Almanza in the first A-main and James Walters was credited with the win in the second after Tyler Neal was disqualified for an illegal transmission. Thirty-seven modifieds were in the pits for the highlight race of the season for the class and the drivers did not disappoint the fans. Levi Kissinger, Cramer, Nicely, Clint DeMoss and Kent Robinson were heat race winners as just the top-two were taken out of each heat. The twin B-mains were stacked with exceptional talent as the top-five from each received a coveted spot in the A-main. Jeff Deckard captured the first win and was followed to the main event by Brad Barrow, Dan Lewellen, Gary Hayden and Damon Harrell. Missing the show was last year’s winner, Joey Kramer, who placed seventh. In the second B-main, Kenny Carmichael Jr. rode the topside to the victory, edging past Randy Shuman late. Kenny Carmichael Sr., Menser and Donad Kiger also made the A-main. Just two cautions flew over the opening 50 laps as Cramer got past Nicely to hold down the top spot for the majority of the circuits with Levi Kissinger, Jake Humphrey, Robinson and Will Krup running up front. At the 50-lap mark, drivers headed to the pits to allow their crews to make any necessary changes to the cars to set up the final 50 circuits. When the field took the green flag, Humphrey made it apparent that he was going to be a major challenger for the win, jumping to second on lap 55. Nicely and Humphrey spent the next 25 laps door-to-door in a thrilling battle behind Cramer. Humphrey chose the top line and remained their as Cramer stayed on the bottom. With Cramer out front, Nicely was challenging for second on the bottom of Humphrey with Robinson and Kissinger door-to-door ahead of Menser, who had risen from 18th. With 15 laps left on the docket, Nicely made his move, slipping by Humphrey on the bottom amidst lapped cars on the track. Menser moved into a challenge with Humphrey as Robinson slipped into fifth ahead of Kissinger and Kenny Carmichael Sr. As the remaining laps ticked off, each drivers’ chosen line came into play as the leaders fought through lapped cars down to the finish. Cramer and Nicely were wheel-to-wheel over the final laps with Menser in the mix as well. A blanket could have covered Cramer, Nicely and Menser over the final five laps before Cramer crossed the line several feet ahead of Menser as Nicely, Kissinger and Humphrey rounded out the top-five. Robinson, Carmichael, Krup, Deckard and Derek Groomer were the second-five finishers. Short made sure there were no such theatrics at the finish of the sprint car A-main, he worked his way past the No. 20n and No. 20g of Coons and Schuerenberg on lap 16 and then checked out on the rest of the field. Jon Stanbrough put on a show, ripping around the Putnamville oval from his 16th starting spot to place seventh as Chad Boesfplug took fourth ahead of Chase Stockon and Chris Windom. Cain proved dominant in the UMP Super Stock feature, starting outside of row one and putting distance between himself and the field over the second half of the main event. Peeden did a nice job holding off Wilson for the runner-up spot with Greencastle’s Josh Boller in fourth ahead of Scott Carrington, who moved from 11th to fifth. Doug McCullough was sixth ahead of David Bumgardner, Carmichael Sr., Steve Sutliff and Travis Heramb. In the first bomber feature of the evening, Almanza was in the lead by lap five as Christian Kline, A.J. Smith and C.J. Bryan were battling for the second spot. However, Bryan took over the second spot and moved into a challenge for the lead during the final five laps. Coming to the flagstand for the final lap, Bryan edged under Almanza for the lead and was able to hold off the Roachdale native for his sixth win of the season. Smith was third ahead of Josh Settles, who advanced from 14th, and Cody Wright, who started 12th. In the final bomber feature, Neal and Walters fought for the top spot over the final seven laps before Neal crossed the line first. However, he did not pass the technical inspection, which awarded the win to Walters, who scored his second A-main win of the year. Ron Smith claimed the second spot ahead of Bob Farris, Justin Clodfelter and Megan Caveness. This weekend will feature the ‘King of Non-Wing’ for sprint cars as well as modifieds, super stocks and bombers.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint Car Feature “27th Putnamville Clash” 1. Brady Short, 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 4. Chad Boespflug, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. Shane Cottle, 9. Casey Shuman, 10. Max McGhee, 11. Ethan Barrow, 12. Kody Kinser, 13. Kent Christian, 14. Conner Donelson, 15. Michael Terry Jr., 16. Brandon Morin, 17. Brian Hayden, 18. Chase Briscoe, 19. Lee Dakus, 20. Ethan Fleetwood

UMP Modified Feature “11th Patriot 100” 1. Jesse Cramer, 2. Gabe Menser, 3. Tyler Nicely, 4. Levi Kissinger, 5. Jake Humphrey, 6. Kent Robinson, 7. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 8. Will Krup, 9 Jeff Deckard, 10. Derek Groomer, 11. Wes McClara, 12. Clint DeMoss, 13. Donald Kiger, 14. Kyle Herbert, 15. Gary Hayden, 16. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 17. Dan Lewellen, 18. Brad Barrow, 19. Damon Harrell, 20. Randy Shuman B-main winner: Kenny Carmichael Jr., Jeff Deckard

 

 

North Pole Nightmare Bill Balog and Paul Pokorski win at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 8-29-2014

IRA 410 Series &Aldag–Honald Mechanical Sprints were at Sheboygan County Fair Friday Night. About 60 drivers participated between the two events in which the crowd witnessed some impressive racing. A few drivers also tried their hand at pulling off double duty between the divisions. “28 cars had presented for competition this evening, and with the field trimmed to 22 cars as the A-main event rolled trackside. There was a festival like atmosphere, thanks to the running of the fair. The fair’s midway in the background made for a perfect backdrop as the field roared to life under starter Jim Barr’s green flag. Local favorites Thiel, and multi-time Plymouth Dirt Track 360 sprint champion Ben Schmidt made up the front row, and the supporting crowd cheered their local racers who had turned many laps at the facility before moving on to IRA competition. Both drivers, contending for rookie of the year honors, gave those fans plenty to cheer about with Schmidt powering to the lead, and Thiel holding down the second slot. Balog meanwhile had his hands full with Reinke in a battle for third. Reinke had established a new track record earlier in the program blistering the track with an orbit of 12.085 seconds. The former mark stood at 12.137 when Brian Kristan established the standard as the record book was rewritten when the track configuration was changed this season. Out front Schmidt was rim riding his way around the track moving out to a slight lead on Thiel, and Balog. By the eighth lap the leaders had caught the tail of the field, and the lead trio began to slice through back markers. Schmidt’s reign at the front came to an end on the backstretch on lap ten when he tagged the wall, slowing briefly. That allowed Thiel to take advantage of the opportunity, and dart into the lead. Balog also took advantage of the situation, scrambling to second by passing Schmidt. Thiel’s time as the front proved to be brief, as on the next lap he slid wide in turn four, allowing Balog to drop to the bottom of the track and steal the lead. At the same time Reinke replaced Schmidt in the third spot. The leaders were working heavy lapped traffic when they caught a break in the form of a caution created when Scott Biertzer performed a 360 spin in turn two on lap 18. The caution was the first slowdown in lRA main events the past two shows as the Seymour race had ran non-stop. Racing quickly resumed with Balog holding a slim lead over Thiel, who in turn had a small advantage on Reinke. The trio again caught back markers with six laps to go in the event. Balog was briefly caught in traffic allowing Thiel to reel in the leader, but a bold move between two cars allowed Balog squirt out front. Behind the lead trio Schmidt had been running solidly in the fourth spot then he suddenly left the racing surface with only a few laps remaining. Thiel was able to follow Balog closely in the closing laps though he was unable to find a way by the high-flying Balog who accepted the checkered flag for the second straight event. Thiel earned his third runner-up performance of the year. Reinke’s third place effort was his third straight podium finish. Reinke has finished in the top four, six out of the last eight races showing remarkable consistency. Two-time series champ, Scotty Neitzel, had elevated himself to the fourth spot when Schmidt had dropped from the contest holding the position to the finish. Kristan making a rare IRA start this season was able to earn his first top five effort of the season in fifth.”

Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprints rolled out next with Ken Jay Fiedler and Josh Walters on the front row. At the drop of the green flag Walters was out front of Fiedler until Pokorskitook over second a lap later. Tenth place was being battled out by Jason Johnson and Donny Goeden. Meanwhile Shane Wenninger was trying to pass Randy Walter for eighth. Walters was not able to pull away from a hard charging Pokorski. Pokorski got Walters at the line to lead lap 7. Lap traffic of Nick Melis did not possess any issues having a comfortable lead over Walters. Danny Schlafer was now up to fourth and part of a father son battle with Al Schlafer in third. Shane Wenninger spun in turn two bringing out our first caution on lap 14. Restart was not smooth with Justin Miller tipping over between turns three and four bringing out our only red. Miller returned with damaged wings and no laps down. Pokorski still maintained the lead over Walters after the second restart. Lap 18 brought out our final caution for wing debris of Justin Miller littering the backstretch. Danny Schlafer passed Walter on the restart to control second. Pokorski did not seem bothered by who was swapping positions behind as his car was on cruise control. As the checkers waved for Paul Pokorski (West Bend), second went to Al Schlafer and Danny Schlafer (both Sussex) got Josh Walters (Plymouth) between turns three and four, followed by Donny Goeden (Kewaskum).

Hard Chargers were Tim Melis and Donny Goeden both passing 11 cars.

B-Main Results: Rusty Egan (Round Lake Heights, IL.), Justin Miller (Plymouth), Doug Wondra (Oakfield), Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls), Tim Melis(Plymouth) and alternate Randy Sippel (Elkhart Lake).

Heat Race Winners: Brandon McMullen (Plymouth), John Krebsbach (Cascade), Danny Schlafer (Sussex) and Kurt Davis (West Allis).

Special thank you to Mayer Automotive for being the evening Trophy Sponsor.Please join us next week for full PDTR program with Super Modifieds. Season Championship for all divisions except 360 Sprints with an awards ceremony following the night’s program. For more information please visit http://www.plymouthdtr.com.

 

 

PIERCE EARNS THRILLING VICTORY AT ANGOLA

ANGOLA, Ind. (August 31, 2014) – Aaron Piece earned a thrilling victory at Angola (IN) Motorsport Speedway in round 13 for the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints on Sunday, August 31 in the Jerry Carmen Memorial.

Pierce competed the race-winning pass on Jimmy McCune with 14 laps remaining in the 50-lap event and then drove to his first series victory of the season. McCune finished 0.789 seconds behind the race winner with Geoff Kaiser finishing in third spot, after an impressive drive from his 12th starting position. Sixth-time series winner Jo Jo Helberg crossed the line in fourth with point’s leader Jason Blonde rounding out the top five.

The 50-lap feature began with Kevin Feeney and Blonde leading the 20-car starting field to the green flag. In the early stages, Blonde grabbed the lead with McCune in second spot and Feeney in third. On the third circuit, McCune got around Blonde to take the race lead.

Racing action was halted on lap 13 after Teddy Alberts and Sam Davis made contact, bringing out red flag conditions. Both drivers were finished for the event.

When racing resumed, McCune led Blonde, Troy DeCaire, Pierce with Geoff Kaiser rounding out the top five. Neuenschwander was scored in sixth with Helberg, Feeney, Turnbull and Jerry Caryer filling out the top 10.

At the halfway mark, Pierce got around DeCaire and Blonde to advance to the runner-up position behind McCune.

The final caution waved on lap 32 when Turnbull spun in turn 2.

Prior to the caution, McCune and Pierce were putting on a great battle for the race led. Behind the front two included DeCaire, Kaiser and Helberg. Sixth was Blonde followed by Neuenschwander and Feeney.

Four laps after the restart Pierce took the lead on lap 36 and then drove to victory with McCune in second spot and Kaiser finishing in third. Helberg and Blonde rounded out the top five finishers.

In preliminary action, heat race victories went to Helberg, Pierce and Kaiser. In Hamilton Trucking Qualifications, Troy DeCaire posted the best lap of the 25 cars on hand with an official clocking of 12.236 seconds at 110.330 mph.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints conclude the 2014 season at Sandusky (OH) Speedway on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 at Sandusky (OH) Speedway.

For more series information on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, visit www.SuperSprints.com.

 

 

WAR Wet at CMS

Warrensburg, MO (August 31, 2014)-With heat races and the B-Main in the books at Central Missouri Speedway, the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will have to wait until Saturday September 13th to run their A-Main due to heavy rains on Sunday night. As of press time, this will be just a makeup for the twenty drivers who have qualified for the A-Main as another show has not been booked. Heat races for the twenty-nine car field were won by Josh Stephens, Cody Baker, and Zach Chappell with Pete Palazzolo winning the B-Main. The race scheduled for September 6th at Dallas County Speedway in Urbana, MO has been cancelled. The WAR Series will next be in action on Friday September 12th at the Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, MO followed by the September 13th make-up feature at Central Missouri Speedway.

WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps recap Central Missouri Speedway-August 31, 2014 29 cars

Time Trials- 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS-14.800, 2. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO-14.993, 3. 77-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ-15.082, 4. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-15.182, 5.14-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO-15.239, 6.9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-15.312, 7.99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE-15.354, 8.65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-15.388, 9. 51-Mitchell Moore-Edgerton, KS-15.437, 10. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS-15.532, 11. 65M-T.J, Muths, Sedalia, MO-15.613, 12. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-15.641, 13. 24X-Ricky Lee Stangl-Lee’s Summit, MO-15.681, 14. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO-15.688, 15.27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-15.781, 16.90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO-15.783, 17.7JR-J.D. Black, Grain Valley, MO-15.783, 18. 00-Zach Chappell, Talala, OK-15.813, 19.27X-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO-15.813, 20.70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO-15.849, 21.19S-Steven Cross, Clinton, MO-15.912, 22.09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-16.039, 23.93-Cameron Key, Warrensburg, MO-16.051, 24.8X-Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO-16.067, 25.03-Charlie Burton, Independence, MO-16.154, 26.38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO-16.188, 27.11-Chad Shields, Grain Valley, MO-16.462, 28.3B-Robert Black, Blue Springs, MO-23.944, 29. Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO- No Time.

1st Heat-10 laps 1. 09-Josh Stephens (3) 2. 24X-Ricky Lee Stangl (6) 3. 11W-Wyatt Burks (10) 4.42-Warren Johnson (7) 5. 27X-Danny Thoman (4) 6. 12-John Helm (9) 7.90-Riley Kreisel (5) 8.03-Charlie Burton (2) 9.99-Tony Rost (8) 10. 3B-Robert Black (1)-DNF

2nd Heat- 10 laps 1. 38-Cody Baker (1) 2.93-Cameron Key (2) 3.70-Pete Palazzolo (3) 4.88-Chad Tye (5) 5.55-Kenny Potter (9) 6.14-Taylor Walton (8) 7. 65M-T. J. Muths (6) 8. 7JR-J.D. Black (4)-DNF 9. 65-Chris Parkinson (7)-DNF

3rd Heat- 10 laps 1. 00-Zach Chappell (4) 2. 77-Casey Shuman (9) 3. 11-Chad Shields (1) 4. 9-Chad Goff (8) 5.8-Jeff Wingate (6) 6.51-Mitchell Moore (7) 7.19S-Steven Cross (3) 8. 8X-Scott Comstock (2)-DNF 9. 27-Bob Thoman (5)-DNF DNS: 9X-Casey Baker

B-Main- 12 laps –(top four transfer to A-Main) 1. 70-Palazzolo (1) 2.38-Baker (3) 3.93-Key (2) 4.90-Kreisel (5) 5.11-Shields (8) 6.27X-D.Thoman (4) 7. 19S-Cross (7) 8. 03-Burton (9) 9. 27-B. Thoman (6)-DNF DNS: 7JR-J.D. Black, 8X-Comstock, 3B-R. Black, 9X-Baker Lineup for the A-Main to be made up on September 13th 1. 55-Potter 2. 77-Shuman 3.14-Walton 4.11W-Burks 5.12-Helm 6.9-Goff 7.24X-Stangl 8.42-Johnson 9.00-Chappell 10.51-Moore 11.8-Wingate 12.88-Tye 13.09-Stephens 14.99-Rost 15.65M-Muths 16.65-Parkinson 17.70-Palazzolo 18.38-Baker 19.93-Key 20. 90-Kreisel

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

"Tyler Courtney first-time Angell Park winner" "Sletten tops micro field"

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., August 31--- Indianapolis’ Tyler Courtney won the 30-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. Courtney became the fifth first-time feature winner at the track this season. Colten Cottle took the lead at the start, followed by Courtney. The caution appeared on Lap 4 for a slowing car. Courtney passed Cottle for the lead one lap after the restart. Fourth place running Brandon Waelti slowed on the eighth lap bringing out another caution. An excessive amount of oil and fluids from his car, caused the event to be stopped for track surface clean-up. Courtney pulled away from the field on the restart, and held a 2.2 second advantage over Cottle at the midway point. Fast qualifier Parker Price-Miller passed Cottle for second place, with ten laps remaining, one lap later Price-Miller jumped the cushion in Turn 3, and suffered a flat tire bringing out he caution. On the restart Courtney easily pulled away from Cottle and the rest of the field. Courtney driving the Hans Lein owned DRC/Stanton SR-11 No. 2 finished 4.96 seconds ahead of Cottle, with Scott Hatton, David Gough and David Budres completing the top five. “To win here is big, the track has so much history, Hans Lein and everyone on the team had the car perfect” commented Courtney who became the 141st different midget feature winner in the tracks 68-year history. Earlier in the night Cottle won the 12th annual 6-lap Dave Schulenberg Memorial Dash, collecting a $600 first prize from a $2,375 purse. Series points leader Brandon Sletten won the 20-lap Badger 600 Micro Series Feature. Sletten passed leader Will Gerrits in lapped traffic with five laps remaining to become the fourth leader of the event. Sletten finished ahead of Gerrits, Matt Paderta Zach Boden and Tory Strauss. Sletten now holds a 33-point lead over Paderta heading into the season finale Sept. 19-20 “Fall Invitational” at Chilton (Wis.) Speedway. Ted Rozinski Jr. won the 12-lap Milwaukee Stock Car Racing Association (MSCRA) feature, with heat race victories won by Butch Mierendorf, and Ron Feller.

SUMMARY MIDGETS 30-lap Feature: 1. Tyler Courtney; 2. Colten Cottle; 3. Scott Hatton; 4. David Gough; 5. David Budres; 6. Cody Weisensel; 7. Kevin Olson; 8. Kurt Mayhew; 9. Benji Huss; 10. Chet Gehrke; 11. Parker Price-Miller; 12. Andrew Felker; 13. Brandon Waelti; 14. Buddy Luebke. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Waelti, Weisensel. 6-lap Dave Schulenberg Memorial Dash Winner: Cottle. Fast Time: Price-Miller, 14.497 seconds. Cars Present: 14 Feature Lap Leaders: Cottle 1-4, Courtney 5-30.

MICROS 20-lap Feature: 1. Brandon Sletten; 2. Will Gerrits; 3. Matt Paderta; 4. Zach Boden; 5. Tory Strauss; 6. Jake Reif;7. Vance Lein; 8. Norm Ehrke; 9. Val Urman; 10. Ty Sampair; 11. Dusty Gerritsk 12. Tyler Brabant; 13. Jerry Reif; 14. Denver Larson; 15. Jarde Cech; 16. Jason Dull; 17. Jake Goeglein; 18. Tyler Tischendorf; 19. Matt Smith; 20. Ben Paderta. 10-lap Heat Race Winners: M. Paderta, W. Gerrits, Sletten. Cars Present: 21 Feature Lap Leaders: B.Paderta 1-2, Strauss 3-11, W.Gerrits 12-15, Sletten 16-20. #

 

 

JOE MARTIN CAPTURES SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL MFG NIGHT, DANE LORENC WINS PATRIOTS SPRINT & JERAMY WILLIAMS WINS PRESTON MEMORIAL AT MCR SATURDAY NIGHT

By Mike Leone & Chris Zuver

(East Smethport, PA

MCR got back into action after a three week hiatus with the Patriot Sprint Cars and RUSH Late Model Touring Series highlighting the Labor Day weekend action, fans saw 110 cars in the pits. 15 year old, Dane Lorenc won the 25 lap Patriot Sprint car event over local favorite Jared Zimbardi. Joe Martin made a very rare appearance to MCR in part of the RUSH Manufacturers night and walked away with the Manufacturers Night win. Jeramy Williams picked up his seventh win of the season in the Highway Auto Sales Street Stocks in the Steve Preston Memorial, Carl Mckinney won in the CRS Emods, Jason Dobson and Mitch Boylan won in the pure stocks and mini stocks.

A season high 43 cars from all over Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Ontario, Canada were on hand for the third annual RUSH "Manufacturers Night", but first ever at McKean. Over $30,000 in prizes were distributed to the RUSH Late Model racers! Bruno Mowery won the grand prize of a EF40000DE/D Yamaha Electric Start Generator and wheel kit.

Adam Sixt drew the pole position, but it was Knowles taking the early lead. The two raced side-by-side on laps three and four, but Knowles was able to maintain to the top spot. By lap five, the top five of Knowles, Sixt, Chad McClellan, Justin Smith, and Martin began to distance themselves from the field.

A three-car accident in turn two slowed the pace that included Series regular Cody Dawson with seven laps scored. When racing resumed, McClellan took over second from Sixt, while Martin moved to fourth past Smith. The top four then began to pull to pull away from the pack. McClellan put the pressure on Knowles and looked under the leader in turn four on lap 11, but Knowles led the lap. They raced side-by-side on lap 12, but again Knowles was able to maintain the lead, while Martin darted past Sixt on the bottom of the backstretch for third.

The event's second caution slowed action with 12 laps recorded for Rob Marhefka and Bill Mesler. Back under green, Martin made quite a move to get under McClellan in turn one to nab second before a four-car accident slowed action for the final time of the event with 13 laps scored.

The last 12 laps went green-to-checkered. Martin put the heat on Knowles , while directly behind 10th starting John Waters moved into contention as he battled with McClellan for third. As the laps ticked off, it was great racing up front as Knowles and Martin ran side-by-side for the lead, while McClellan and Martin were two-by-two for third!

Finally on lap 19, Martin got underneath Knowles in turn three and made the pass stick. The top four again pulled away as the laps ticked off. Martin though was too strong as he became the Series' fifth straight different winner of the season and seventh overall in 11 races! Martin's victory came in his Neese Trucking/Spartan Thru Tubing/Martin Farms/RMI Incorporated/Ingram Engines-sponsored, Wylie Race Cars #55.

After failing to qualify for the feature at the last event, Knowles' runner-up was his best career effort in a Sweeney Tour event. On the final lap, Waters made contact with McClellan in turn four to make the pass for third. McClellan then lost the handle down the frontstretch and would back across the line in sixth as the yellow was displayed for the spinning Justin Smith.

Sixt dropped to fourth at the finish for his third top 10 in as many Sweeney Tour starts this year, but his best of the season. For the second straight race at McKean, Series point leader Ryan Montgomery was the Precise Racing Products Hard Charger. Montgomery had to take a provisional and start 25th after a heat race accident, but worked his way to an impressive fifth to maintain a 55-point lead despite Waters now gaining in four of the last five races. After McClellan in sixth, McKean point leader Chad Ruhlman was seventh over Brady Wonderling, Eric Wilson, and Jason Rider.

Nineteen Patriot Sprint cars took Curtis Peter’s green flag with fifteen year old Dane Lorenc of Lancaster NY beat local Bradford PA racer Jared Zimbardi to turn one. At the conclusion of lap 1 it was Lorenc, Zimbardi and Scott Kreuter. Zimbardi kept pressure on Lorenc as Memorial Day weekend MCR Patriot winner, Bryan Howland and Belfast’s, Steve Collins keeping pressure on Kreuter. At the halfway point in the event, the top five was still the same as Zimbardi was really applying the hot pressure on Lorenc. Howland would get by Kreuter for third, while Collins car seemed to start fading with Jared Horstman makng his move for the top five. The final five laps would see Zimbardi look high and low on Lorenc but he would fall short as the 15 year old Lancaster NY driver crossed the striped for his first ever win defeating the series point leader and defending champion Zimbardi who is still looking for is first ever win at MCR. Bryan Howland who won the May sprint event was third ahead of Kreutter and Horstman held on for fifth over the other local favorite, Steve Collins of Belfast. Bolivar NY racer, Tyler Graves won the sprint dash.

The Highway Auto Street Stocks ran a special 20 lap event in the Steve Preston Memorial. Ted Mascho and Rich Wotjowicz brought the field to the green with Mascho in front at the start but contact between the two coming out of turn would result in a left front flat for Mascho handing the lead over to Wotjowciz, the yellow lights would flash on lap three for a three car spin for Victor Earle, Andy Eastman and Ryan Snyder. Mascho went to the pit for the flat, while Wotjowicz kept Stebbins at bay while Jeramy Williams worked his way to third behind point leader Stebbins. Williams kept the pressure on Stebbins and Wotjowiz until lap eight when Williams went around the top two racers to grab the lead. Stebbins kept the pressure on Wotjowicz till lap thirteen as he became the new runnerup with Randy Taylor now in fourth behind Wotjowicz. Stebbins would close in on Wlliams but the #07 driver from Youngsville was strong enough to grab his seventh win of the season over Stebbins, Wotjowicz, Taylor and Jason Dobson rounded out the top five.

The Close Racing Supply Emods saw former UEMS Series champion, Carl McKinney on the front row with MCR point leader, Vic Vena on the outside. McKinney beat Vena into turn one with 14 year old Jacob Eucher in third. Mr.V6, Darren Tarabori got around Eucher on lap three. By lap five, McKinney had three car lengths on Vena. Al Brewer started to apply pressure on Eucher for fourth and would grab the position at the halfway point. McKinney would keep Vena far enough behind him as Brewer seemed to be the fast car the final laps closing in on Tarabori and Vena but ran out of laps as, Carl McKinney grabbed his first win at MCR over Vena, Tarabori, Brewer and Eucher. Vena’s point lead over Brewer increased from two to six points going into the final two events.

Art Peterson out powered Tim Burkett on the start to lead lap one only to see the yellow lights come out for Anthony Schoonover who tagged the turn four wall. On the restart, Peterson held off Joe Layfield on the restart. The next yellow came out on la three for Cliff Easton. The restart saw Jason Dobson get by Layfield to grab second. While running in third, Layfield would get tapped by point leader Roger Schweikart resulting in both cars to spin bringing out another yellow. The restart would see Layfield jump the start and would be facing a penalty while Peterson had Dobson, Burkett, Mike Parmenter and Moose Reed now in fifth. Parmenter would take third on lap seven from Burkett with Ed Parementer moving into fifth on lap nine. The yellow lights woud come out on lap eleven for Eric Murray. On the restart Dobson was all over Peterson who was making his car ten feet wide. As the laps clicked off, Dobson would try lap after lap to get under Peterson but made the winning move coming to the white flag to grab the win over Peterson, Mike Parmenter, Roger Schweikart and Joe Layfield came back for fifth.

Larry Mitchell Sr paced the fifteen car mini stock feature. Point leader, Mitch Boylan outran Mitchell on the start but only to see a series of cautions. Boylan would lead the opening laps over Mitchell and Chris Paar. Paar would move into second on lap four as Travis Babcock was looking for third on Mitchell Sr. As the field was taking the halfway mark, Aaron Bartas drove off turn one reentered the race track at the track entrance as he rounded turn four severe contact was made between Matt Putt, Matthew Burrell and Bartas with Bartas receiving the black flag for his re-entering the track, this all resulted in the final yellow of the event. The restart saw Boylan again distance himself over Paar with Kurt Babcock now challenging Mitchell for third. Babcock would grab third with two to go but had no time to get to Paar with Boylan crossing the line first over Paar,Kurt Babcock, Mitchell Sr., and Travis Babcok in fifth.

MCR will be back in action this Saturday night, September 6 with the return of the super late models for the 10th annual Stephanie Eckl Memorial. The event will also mark the return of the Chris Zuver promoted ULMS Late Model Series and pay $3000 to the winner. Also the Open Unlimited GoKarts will kick off the nights action running on the big 3/8 mile oval for a $500 to win event. This will be the first ever gokart event on the “big track” with anticipated speeds of nearly 75mph being turned.

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series Race (25 laps, $1,500 to-win):

1. JOE MARTIN (55) 2. Jason Knowles (4) 3. John Waters (LeBarron 11) 4. Adam Sixt (6T) 5. Ryan Montgomery (12) 6. Chad McClellan (119) 7. Chad Ruhlman (Suppa 4s) 8. Brady Wonderling (10) 9. Eric Wilson (27W) 10. Jason Rider (Wade (76) 11. Dusty Waters (14) 12. Garrett Mott (43x) 13. Dennis Lunger, Jr. (Schwartz 71L) 14. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 15. Bill Mesler (15) 16. Luke Carleton (97c) 17. Justin Smith (22) 18. Rob Marhefka (99FM) 19. Bryce Davis (94) 20. Doug Ricotta (01) 21. Ward Schell (Baker 74) 22. Bobby Whitling (7W) 23. Cody Dawson (36) 24. Scott Waters (53) 25. Matt Latta (21).

Non-Qualifier (10 laps, $150 to-win): 1. Zack Carley (8) 2. Bruno Mowery (48) 3. Kyle Lukon (1) 4. Steve Watson (83) 5. Brian Knowles (7) 6. Mark Moats, Jr. (15) 7. Tony White (27) 8. Jeremy Adamik (7J) 9. Brad Mesler (24B) 10. Cody Mason (Wright 42)-DNS 11. Damian Bidwell (17)-DNS 12. Josh Holtgraver (00)-DNS 13. Andrew Wylie (84)-DNS 14. Bobby Rohrer (11)-DNS 15. W.L. Stile (1W)-DNS 16. John Haggerty (49)-DNS 17. Jon Lichy (35)-DNS 18. Junior Peters (00)-DNS.

Patriot Sprint Tour:

Dane Lorenc, Jared Zimbardi, Bryan Howland, Scott Kreutter, Jared Horstman, Steve Collins, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Kyle Drum, Tyler Graves, Don Adamczyk, Scott Just, Dennis Wagner, Joe McEwen, Dave Just, Derek Jonathan, Brad Knab, Jake Muench, Devin Litwiler, Jeremy Barnard

 

 

FLOWERS IN SPRINTS, BARGER AND SCOTT GRAB FIRST WINS

by Steve Zwemke (HARTFORD, S.D.) -- Watching Kevin Flowers race is never boring. His no fear racing style served him well Saturday night as he reeled in pole-sitter Justin Glaser and made what turned out to be the winning pass on lap nine of the 20 lap Coffee Cup Fuel Stops 360 Sprint Car A-Main at I-90 Speedway. "I had 30 tear-offs and I don't have any left," said Flowers who started fourth in the field. "It was like riding a bull up there," he said of racing the track's top side. "Sometimes to pass somebody you gotta go where they're not." Flowers complimented the crew that prepped the track after large amounts of precipitation fell Friday afternoon and left the track and pit area a muddy mess. Glaser started the race with a lengthy lead at which Flowers chipped away over the first eight laps. Mike Young finished third ahead of Troy Schreurs. Schreurs has a 50 point lead over Flowers heading into Saturday's season championships. One of the most exciting wins came from Derrick Scott in the USRA Hobby Stocks. Scott started eighth and fell back to 12th on the second lap when he got over the top of turn four. A nice rescue allowed Scott to keep the race green and gradually move up through the field. He was up to fifth when the race was restarted with five laps to go. He quickly passed two cars on the restart lap and eventually caught leader Mike Chaney on lap 11. Scott capped his amazing run by leading the final two laps after getting by Chaney. The key to his win was "being able to keep the throttle down," said Scott. His car worked everywhere on the track as he was able to pass low and high. The win was the first of Scott's career at I-90 Speedway. Chaney's second place finish allowed him to retake the points lead from Dustin Gulbrandson. Gulbrandson finished third and trails Chaney by just two points. A tenth place finish by Zach Olivier dropped him to 24 points behind the leader. The defending track champion was just three points out of the lead entering the night. Nick Barger also earned his first career I-90 Speedway win after leading all 15 laps of the USRA B-Modified feature. Dan Wheeler and Dennis Martin were in hot pursuit though. Wheeler, at one point, passed Barger when he got caught up behind a slower car, but a caution flag came out at the perfect time for the Madison, South Dakota driver. Barger was excellent on restarts as he was able to pull away from the more seasoned Wheeler and Martin. Dave Kennedy (fourth) finished three positions ahead of Tim Dann and also took back the points lead. Kennedy has a mere three point lead over Dann with one week left in the season. Martin closed to within 15 points of the top spot. Pit crews got a chance to show their precision during the Late Model Street Stock Challenge. Billy Prouty led the first ten laps. At that point the caution flag was displayed for a mandatory pit stop. Each team had to change both front tires and add five gallons of racing fuel. Travis Schreurs' team got him out of the pits first, followed by Gary Brown, Jr., and Prouty. Schreurs led just one lap before Gary Brown Jr. got around him to lead the rest of the second 10 lap segment. It was the second straight win for Brown in the Street Stock Challenge and he said, "Total credit goes to the crew." Craig Hanisch drove the wheels off his car to finish second. It was his first Street Stock race at I-90 Speedway since early May. Brown's win was his sixth of the season and he now has a 25 point lead over Schreurs. The Heartland Racing Association Wingless Sprint Cars were special guest at I-90 Speedway Saturday. The feature saw two scary incidents that red flagged the race. On the opening lap Brant O'Banion's car went head-over-heels off the second turn. O'Banion was able to walk away. On the second green flag start Alex Schriever grabbed the lead over Brandon Stevenson until Schriever's car caught a rut which sent him flipping. Schriever also walked away. Three different leaders highlighted the first three laps once the race got going. Stevenson lost the lead to Chuck McGillivray on the second lap. Then Bret Mellenberndt took control on lap three. He extended his lead over the remaining laps for his first I-90 Speedway win since 2005. "That was a lot of work," exclaimed Mellenberndt. He thanked his crewman Johnn Cressman and added, "I think we were freer than anybody else." Defending Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers champion Justin Peterson had been searching long and hard for a win this season. It finally came Saturday as he led all 10 laps of the A-Main. Laura Ebbesen was second and Josh Lien took third. I-90 Speedway's season championships are Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Hot laps begin at 6:30. Visit www.i90speedway.com for more information. Fans may also like I-90 Speedway on Facebook and follow on Twitter @racei90.

RESULTS SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014 360 SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Kevin Flowers, 2. Justin Glaser, 3. Mike Young, 4. Troy Schreurs, 5. Dale Furby, 6. Casey Abbas, 7. Ryan Bickett, 8. Brandon Stevenson, 9. Brandon Rekow, 10. Elijah Johnson, 11. Don Gerritsen Jr., 12. Matt Ziebarth, 13. Eric Lutz, 14. Joe Riedel, 15. Taylor Forbes Heat Winners: Justin Glaser, Kevin Flowers HRA SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Bret Mellenberndt, 2. Clinton Bruns, 3. Chuck McGillivray, 4. Brandon Stevenson, 5. Andy Anderson, 6. Rick Jansma, 7. Kourtney Pederson, 8. Leon Deboer, 9. Jesse Lindberg, 10. Alex Schriever, 11. Brant O'Banion, 12. Zeb Larsen (DNS) Heat Winners: Bret Mellenberndt, Clinton Bruns LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS A Feature: 1. Gary Brown Jr., 2. Craig Hanisch, 3. Travis Schreurs, 4. Billy Prouty, 5. Matt Jensen, 6. Cory Yeigh, 7. Kipp De Groot, 8. Eric Moser, 9. Kevin Larson, 10. Zach Van Voorst, 11. Marty Grilley, 12. Jim Hoing, 13. Brett Larsen, 14. Colby Klaassen (DNS) Heat Winners: Craig Hanisch, Gary Brown Jr. USRA B-MODIFIEDS A Feature: 1. Nick Barger, 2. Dan Wheeler, 3. Dennis Martin, 4. Dave Kennedy, 5. Dudley Schroeder Jr., 6. Kevin Joachim, 7. Tim Dann, 8. Tyler Tesch, 9. Doug Wallis, 10. Derrick Barglof, 11. Bryan Park, 12. Marty Myers, 13. Brock Hess, 14. Adam Sage, 15. Justin Voeltz, 16. Andrew Johnson, 17. Rodney Cook, 18. Chris Goetz Heat Winners: Derrick Barglof, Tyler Tesch, Dudley Schroeder Jr. USRA HOBBY STOCKS A Feature: 1. Derrick Scott, 2. Mike Chaney, 3. Dustin Gulbrandson, 4. Alexander Wiertzema, 5. Justin Bolluyt, 6. Brian Hoing, 7. Steve Henle, 8. Nick Brady, 9. Andrew Siemonsma, 10. Zach Olivier, 11. Nate Barger, 12. Travis Vanden Top, 13. Jessica Brandt, 14. Tim Waltner, 15. Thomas Kracht, 16. Brian Campbell, 17. Dylan Vanden Top, 18. Jason Bradley Heat Winners: Tim Waltner, Derrick Scott, Travis Vanden Top SUPER CHARGERS A Feature: 1. Justin Peterson, 2. Laura Ebbesen, 3. Josh Lien, 4. Matt Scholl, 5. Joe Blake, 6. Michalob Voeltz, 7. Chad Carpenter, 8. Travis Johnson, 9. Donna Bumann Heat Winner: Justin Peterson

 

 

Otto Sitterly Scores Fourth Career Budweiser International Classic 200 in Extra Distance

OSWEGO, NY (August 31, 2014) – Despite an extra distance of 209 laps and a rain delayed start in Oswego Speedway’s Budweiser International Classic 200, which saw two late race green-white-checkered attempts, Canajoharie, NY pilot Otto Sitterly once again reigned supreme in the Classic as he drove away from the 34 car field for his fourth career International Classic triumph worth over $18,000.

Sitterly took the point from early leader and pole sitter Joey Payne after he went to pit road for adjustments at lap 79.

Once out front, Sitterly was never again headed over the course of the final 120 laps.

“There are a lot of fast cars here,” said Sitterly in Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane. “With all that good iron in front of you, I knew I had to get to the front as soon as I could. We took our time and once in the lead, I could do anything I wanted to. This means so much; I have a great group of people behind me. I cannot thank my car owner John Nicotra and my family enough."

Oswego’s own Pat Lavery charged hard at race’s end for a runner-up finish, collecting the AJ Michaels Memorial Award ahead of Sitterly’s teammate Davey Hamilton, Bobby Santos III, and Joe Gosek in the top five.

Michael Barnes, Brandon Bellinger, David Danzer, Tim Snyder, and Michael Muldoon finished the front ten spots in the 200.

A full recap of the day’s events will be available on Monday, September 1.

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Budweiser International Classic Weekend - 'Classic Sunday'

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

58th annual Budweiser International Classic 200: 1. 7 - OTTO SITTERLY, 2. 22 - Pat Lavery, 3. 6 - Davey Hamilton, 4. 11 - Bobby Santos, 5. 00 - Joe Gosek, 6. 68 - Michael Barnes, 7. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 8. 52 - David Danzer, 9. 0 - Tim Snyder, 10. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 11. 05 - Jeff Abold, 12. 24 - Jerry Curran, 13. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 14. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 15. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 16. 50 - Dave Gruel, 17. 84 - Mike Lichty, 18. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr., 19. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 20. 47 - Bob Bond, 21. 99 - Joey Payne, 22. 60 - Tim Jedrzejek, 23. 90 - Kody Graham, 24. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 25. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr., 26. 21 - Ray Graham, 27. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 28. 88 - Ryan Litt, 29. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr., 30. 55 - Keith Shampine, 31. 45 - Mike Barbera, 32. 18 - Howard Page, 33. 79 - Brian Sobus, 34. 9 - Stephen Gioia III

Margin of Victory: 1.781 seconds

Cautions: 9 for 50 laps

Lap Leaders: Joey Payne 1-79, Otto Sitterly 80-200

Budweiser International Classic Bud Light B-Main (15 laps, 5-Qualify): 1. 24 - Jerry Curran, 2. 88 - Ryan Litt, 3. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr., 4. 45 - Mike Barbera, 5. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr., 6. 1 - Shawn Muldoon, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 8. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 9. 70 - Dave McKnight, 10. 14 - Joe Chillemi, 11. 66 - Brian Osetek, 12. 07 - Dave Sanborn, 13. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson

Provisional Starter: #83 Lou LeVea Jr.

 

 

Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

 

Saturday night's racing at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway heated up for one of the last two points nights left to go in the 2014 racing season.  Imperial's Mike Johnson broke his dry spell and took the checkered flag in the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model race.  Justin Lamb also ended a long winless streak by earning his first win in three years in the Precise Racing Products Rush Late Model feature.  Making their final appearance of the season, the 410 Outlaw Winged sprints showcased the talents of Carl Bowser of Sarver, PA, who handily won that division's main event.  Also making an appearance at the track were the Rush Modifieds, and in his first visit to the speedway all the way from Wilson, NY, Greg Martin took the win in the 15 lap feature.  Fan favorites Nick Kocuba and Karlee Kovacs both made an appearance in victory lane in the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman and Imperial Heights Young Guns divisions.  Finishing up the night was a win by Dave Sheriff in the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stock main.

 

John Mollick and Mike Johnson both won their heats in the Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model class.  However, Mollick broke and exited the feature after the third lap.  Johnson started on the pole and started to pull away from the field in the first few laps, running on the high side of the track.  But the West Virginia Rim Rider, Steve Baker, gave chase, sometimes coming within a few car lengths at times.  Behind them, Ben Miley, Lynn Geisler and Alex Ferree put on a great show, battling back and forth for positions 3-5.  In the end, Johnson held on for the win, his first of the season.  Behind him at the finish were Baker, Geisler, Miley and Ferree.

 

Starting on the pole position in the Precise Racing Products Rush Late Model event, Justin Lamb broke away from the rest of the pack and developed a comfortable lead.  After 10 laps, Nico DaBecco left the race on a caution flag, and the next few laps were caution filled as well.  At the restart, Alan Dellinger and Tommy Schirnhofer both tried to charge to the front, but Lamb held off his challengers and earned his first victory in three years.  Schirnhofer, Dellinger, Corey McPherson, and Michael Reft rounded out the top five.

 

The 410 Outlaw Winged Sprints had a smaller than usual field of cars, but the drivers put on a big show, especially as Carl Bowser and Brandon Matus battled it out, with Bowser holding onto the top spot for all but one of laps in the 20 lap feature event.  AJ Flick, Brent Matus, and Brandon Spithaler followed at the finish.

 

The Rush Modifieds also made an appearance, and track newcomer Greg Martin from Wilson, NY earned the win in their feature event.  Rocky Kugal, Jeremy Zufall, Will Schaffer, and Chelsie Kriegisch followed at the checkers.

 

A field of 14 cars was slated to start the Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman main event, with Drew Koteles and Eric Piotrowski in the front row.  As the green flag waved, Nick Kocuba rocketed to the front, and put on his best show of the season and earned his first win in 2014.  He was able to hold off a challenge from Bill Robertson at the end.  Points leader Christian Schneider was able to return to the track and earn his downed lap back to finish 4th overall.  Robertson was second, Joey Koteles was third, and Pat Henley was fifth.

 

Sporting their biggest field appearance of the season, the Miley BP Car Wash Hobby Stocks started 9 cars in their heat and 8 in the feature event.  Dave Sheriff, Joe Podolinsky and Hannah Ramsey were the frontrunners the entire time and finished first, second and third respectively.  Steve Pyeritz and Jacob Wiser followed.

 

After a late race caution in the Imperial Heights Young Guns feature race, Karlee Kovacs was able to pass and take the lead from O.B. Huff and earn her fifth win of the season, thrilling the fan contingent she brought with her.  Huff finished second and Dale Touche had a strong run and finished fourth.  Twenty-six year old Dave Ostrander finished in fifth place.

 

The 26th Pittsburgher 100 is just two weeks away; Dirt's Monster Half Mile will host an open practice session on Friday, September 12.  The two day racing extravaganza will start on Saturday, September 13 and will showcase a 50 lap $5,000 to win Diehl of Robinson Super Late Model event.  A Rush Tour Event will follow that night, along with racing in the Sportsman, Hobby Stock, Young Guns and Late Model features.  Sunday, September 13 will be the $5,000 to win Herb Scott Memorial, and features in the Rush Pro Late Model, Sportsman, Hobby Stock, Young Guns and Late Model divisions.  All tickets are available online at www.showclix.com/event/pittsburgher   Camping permits must be printed and registered; details are available on www.ppms.com 

 

Diehl of Robinson Super Late Models

Heat 1 Finish

 

Heat 2 Finish

1

4J

John Mollick

 

1

2J

Mike Johnson

2

10f

Alex Ferree

 

2

0b

Steve Baker

3

38s

Jim Stephans

 

3

99m

Ben Miley

4

75f

Colton Flinner

 

4

1C

Lynn Geisler

5

02b

Brandon Burgoon

 

5

44s

Derek Stefanick

6

13y

Bill Yohe

       

Feature Finish

 

DID NOT START

 

1

2J

Mike Johnson

   

13y

Bill Yohe

 

2

0b

Steve Baker

       

 

3

1C

Lynn Geisler

       

 

4

99m

Ben Miley

       

 

5

10f

Alex Ferree

       

 

6

02b

Brandon Burgoon

       

 

7

75f

Colton Flinner

       

 

8

44s

Derek Stefanick

       

 

9

4J

John Mollick

       

 

10

38s

Jim Stephans

       

 

                         

 

 

Precise Racing Products Rush Late Models

 

Heat 1 Finish

 

Heat 2 Finish

1

03j

Paul Jablonski

 

1

8s

Tommy Schirnhofer

2

9R

Michael Reft

 

2

8d

Alan Dellinger

3

93X

Justin Lamb

 

3

60c

Corey McPherson

4

14B

Ben Policz

 

4

F1

Nico Dabecco

5

2M

Chuck Medved

 

5

8c

Dusty Curry

6

01h

Ron Hall

 

6

82S

Josh Stoica

7

6R

Chuck Recker Jr.

 

7

88c

Daryl Charlier

Feature Finish

 

DID NOT START

 

1

93X

Justin Lamb

   

6R

Chuck Recker Jr.

 

2

8s

Tommy Schirnhofer

   

88c

Daryl Charlier

 

3

8d

Alan Dellinger

       

 

4

60c

Corey McPherson

       

 

5

9R

Michael Reft

       

 

6

14B

Ben Policz

       

 

7

03j

Paul Jablonski

       

 

8

2M

Chuck Medved

       

 

9

8c

Dusty Curry

       

 

10

82S

Josh Stoica

       

 

11

01h

Ron Hall

       

 

12

F1

Nico Dabecco

       

 

                       

 

410 Outlaw Winged Sprints

Heat 1 Finish

 

Heat 2 Finish

1

10

Carl Bowser

 

1

33

Brent Matus

2

2

A. J. Flick

 

2

5R

Gale Ruth Jr.

3

13

Brandon Matus

 

3

5

Bob McMillin

4

27

Brandon Spithaler

 

4

1R

Gale Ruth Sr.

5

27m

Zach Morrow

 

5

12K

Mike Flynn

Feature Finish

 

1

10

Carl Bowser

 

2

13

Brandon Matus

 

3

2

A. J. Flick

 

4

33

Brent Matus

 

5

27

Brandon Spithaler

 

6

5R

Gale Ruth Jr.

 

7

5

Bob McMillin

 

8

27m

Zach Morrow

 

9

1R

Gale Ruth Sr.

 

10

12K

Mike Flynn

 

                 

 

 

 

Chuck Hebing Wins Lucas Oil ESS Earl Halaquist Memorial at I-88 Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

AFTON, N.Y. - For the second time in his career Chuck Hebing captured the Earl Halaquist Memorial with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. Hebing last won the event back in 2006 at the Black Rock Speedway. On Tuesday night Hebing added a second as he dominated the 25-lap Einstein Construction Group A-Main to pocket $2,600 at the I-88 Speedway. The win was also part of the E & V Energy Tour of the States series.

“It’s good to win big races especially when we have friends and family here,” said Hebing in Victory Lane. “It’s real good. We tried some new stuff tonight and things went good.”

Dane Lorenc started on the pole of feature event with Hebing setting to his outside. Lorenc got the jump on the veteran driver from Ontario, N.Y., at the drop of the green flag. Lorenc continued as the leader of the first few circuits as Hebing worked him over high and then low. Lorenc held his ground and ran right through the middle groove of the corners forcing Hebing to search for a faster line.

The pair remained the top two as Hebing was never too far away from the youngster. Then, on lap seven, he made his move. Hebing got a run off the top of turns one and two and stayed to the outside of Lorenc down the back straightaway. As they raced through turns three and four Hebing was able to power on by to take over the race lead.

“That kid in the double-zero (Lorenc) did a heck of a job,” commented Hebing. “He was running great. He was right in the middle of the race track. We thought the top was going to be the way around but the middle was faster and he had that lane. I finally go by him and once I got the middle the car felt awful good.”

A lap later the caution was displayed for Aaron Ott as he slowed with a left rear tire on his No. 25. He returned to the pit area but was unable to resume the action on this night before the race returned to green. With a restart coming, it was Hebing getting the jump on Lorenc and driving back out to the lead. As the laps clicked off it would be Hebing extending the advantage to almost a full straightaway as Lorenc dealt with challenges from several drivers including Jason Barney and Stewart Friesen.

Hebing and Lorenc remained the top two as the race worked its way to conclusion. Before the end could be reached the field was under caution again with two laps remaining as Jason Shultz, a regular at the Selinsgrove Speedway, spun in turn two.

On the ensuing restart contact was made in the middle of the field causing Bobby Parrow to get up and over while also collecting Joe Trenca, Cory Sparks, Jordan Thomas and Dave Axton. All drivers were uninjured but both Parrow and Thomas were unable to continue.

Due to there being two cautions on one lap, a single-file restart was called for under Empire Super Sprint rules. With green in the air again Hebing bolted away with Lorenc attempting to fend off Friesen for the runner-up spot. Hebing went on to get the win over Friesen who passed Lorenc with just one lap to go.

“I was more concerned with fuel at the end because we had a pretty low fuel load,” said Hebing about the final laps. “I was wondering if we were running low on fuel. I was glad when it finally got over. The car seemed pretty good on restarts so I was only worrying about the fuel.”

Friesen, of Sprakers, N.Y., was a solid second place finisher after struggling in his heat race. He started 13th in the A-Main and used the various restarts and a strong car supplied by Doug Emery to move his way up to the runner-up finish at the checkered flag.

“That was a lot of fun out there,” commented Friesen. “You could run the top, the bottom. It was cool. I wish there were a couple more laps there. We held on for second. I don’t know if we had anything for the Cobra (Hebing). We are happy with second. We’ve had some bad luck with our sprint car stuff this year. I’d like to dedicate this to Kevin Ward and his family. They are all here tonight. It was nice to see them at the races.”

Lorenc ended up finishing in the third position when all was said and done. The Bowmansville, N.Y., driver was happy with the teams effort finishing third to veteran drivers Hebing and Friesen.

“It was really fun out there,” said Lorenc. “He (Hebing) had a fast race car. My mechanic gave me a great race car tonight. I couldn’t ask for anything else.”

Justin Barger made a rare Empire Super Sprint and finished in the fourth spot while Tommy Wickham, of Constantia, N.Y., was able to come from 20th position to complete the top five.

ESS/I-88 Notes – A nice field of 26 sprints came out on a beautiful night…With the special midweek date and added money to the purse, besides Shultz, Aaron Ott, Kyle Reinhardt and Kyle Pitts from Michigan made either a rare or first time ESS starts…Many members of the Halaquist family wre on hand including Earl Halaquist Jr….Zach Weigand blew his engine just after his heat took the checkered flag and he was done for the night.

Einstein Construction Group A-Main - Chuck Hebing ($2,600), Stewart Friesen, Dane Lorenc, Justin Barger, Tommy Wickham, Parker Evans, Dave Axton, Cory Sparks, Clint Ide, Paul Kinney, Joe Trenca, George Suprick, Kyle Pitts, Tim Axton, Jason Barney, Jason Shultz, Jeff Cook, Bobby Parrow, Jordan Thomas, Matt Tanner, Aaron Ott, Kyle Reinhardt, Danny Varin, Steve Collins.

Did Not Qualify - Zach Weigand, Bob Gray

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 1 - Barger, Trenca, Hebing, Evans, Friesen, Ide

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 2 - Ott, Varin, Lorenc, Reinhardt, Tanner, Parrow

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 3 - Suprick, Barney, Collins, Sparks, Shultz, Cook.

Halaquist Family/Cobra Coaches Dash - Varin

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Thomas, Wickham, Pitts, Kinney

Added Starters - D. Axton, T. Axton

Bonuses:

Westward Painting Company Halfway - Hebing $100

Insinger Performance Hard Charger - D. Axton (17 pos). $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Wickham $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Thomas $50

Lacaillade Masonry In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Pitts $50

Care Mate Custom Built Trailers Heats - Barger, Ott, Suprick $25

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, E&V Energy, Le Groupe Ultra, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Car Mate Trailers, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Ohsweken Speedway, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Stewart Friesen’s Last Lap Pass Made ESS History at Thunder Mountain Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

CENTER LISLE, NY - Stewart Friesen accomplished yet another historic feat on Saturday night at the Thunder Mountain Speedway. The Sprakers, N.Y., driver captured the 25-lap Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint A-Main event making him the first ever driver to win at the bullring. Friesen picked up over $2,000 for his win which came as part of the E&V Energy Tour of the States series.

Friesen used a last lap pass of current series point leader Steve Poirier to secure the win for his Doug Emery Motorsports team.

“I have to thank Doug Emery and Barb Patterson a lot for this opportunity,” said Friesen. “It’s super. Anytime Brett Deyo gets involved in a promotion and now with sprint cars it’s a good thing. It is a pleasure to be here and a great event. I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Dave Axton and Poirier brought the field to the start of the race with Poirier heading to the top side to take the race lead as the field charged into the first corner. Poirier worked the high groove off the exit of turn two allowing him to keep the lead down the backstretch.

Over the first few laps Axton remained close to Poirier has he remained in a close battle for second with Matt Tanner and the seventh place starter Friesen. Friesen worked the lower lane while Axton and Tanner stayed through in the middle of the racing groove.

Poirier began to stretch the advantage by lap eight as the race for the runner-up spot intensified between Axton and Friesen. Friesen got under Tanner for third then on lap 10 he wrestled second from Axton who promptly passed him back a lap later. At the halfway point it was Friesen just edging in front of Axton for second was Poirier remained the leader.

Before lap 14 could be completed a caution changed the course of the race as Tim Axton slowed on the frontstretch with a broken driveshaft in his No. 99A ride. At this point Poirier was the leader over Friesen, Axton, Tanner and Hebing.

Poirier elected to use the bottom lane for the double-file restart and it worked to his advantage as he was able to work the bottom then slide to the middle in turns one and two in order to keep Friesen behind him as they drove into turns one and two.

Poirier and Friesen charged away as the race for third heated up between Tanner, Hebing and Pennsylvania invader Aaron Ott. The trio swapped the position multiple-times before the lap 18 mark with Tanner eventually solidifying the spot.

Poirier got to traffic with five laps remaining allowing Friesen to begin his assault. Friesen continued to work the low lane while Poirier began struggling in the middle of the track. Friesen used the moisture on the bottom to close in as the laps neared completion.

“You kind of got to go where he’s not in a situation like that,” stated Friesen. “He had the top three-quarters of the track filled up so we had to make it work on the bottom.”

As Poirier and Friesen came off the fourth turn to take the white flag Friesen made his move to the bottom. He got a great run off the fourth corner and he used that to get into one on the bottom before Poirier could get to the top. He then slid up the track in front of Poirier as they raced off of turn two in order to take the lead. Poirier came back at him on the outside of turns three and four but it was to no avail as Friesen held him off with his Donath Motor Worx powered Eagle.

“I didn’t think we were going to get him,” said Friesen. “We ran neck and neck there and he had some good clean air. I kept trying to work the bottom, work the bottom. I don’t know if the tire just came around the last couple of laps or what but it really took off for us. I didn’t know what lap it was but I was having a hell of a time out there.”

Poirier’s second place effort was good enough to help him retain the overall point lead as the Quebec driver vies for his fifth series championship. In Victory Lane Poirier admitted that he couldn’t get the drive off the corner that he needed to at the end of the event.

“Before caution I saw him sneak by me a little on the inside,” commented Poirier. “The longer run we got looser. I tried to move the wing back a little bit. I thought I could hold for the last couple of laps but he was a little bit better than us tonight. Car was good in feature we just needed a little bit more grip out of the corner.”

Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., backed up his strong effort in Quebec with another solid outing. Tanner was able to keep Ott behind him to grab the final spot on the podium at the checkered.

“Saw his nose wing there on the bottom so I started protecting it,” stated Tanner about the race with Ott. “I could hear him out there but I never saw him again. This is a real good effort for tonight. We were fast all night. We missed it a little in the feature. We got a little tight in the feature when we got the wing back. At least we stayed in touch with Stewie (Friesen) and Steve.”

Ott crossed the line in the fourth position after starting in the 12th spot and Hebing, the dash winner on the night, finished in the fifth position.

Lucas Oil A-Main - Stewart Friesen ($2,188), Steve Poirier, Matt Tanner, Aaron Ott, Chuck Hebing, Jeff Cook, Dave Axton, Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, George Suprick, Cory Sparks, Parker Evans, Clint Ide, Mike Stelter, Rob Dietrick, Tim Axton, Sammy Reakes IV.

Lap Leaders - Poirier 1-24, Friesen 25

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 1 - Reakes IV, Kinney, D. Axton, T. Axton, Ide, Dietrick Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 2 - Sparks, Cook, Suprick, Poirier, Evans, Barney Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 3 - Friesen, Hebing, Tanner, Ott, Stelter.

Bonuses: Lap Money - Poirier ($412), Friesen ($13) Westward Painting Company 2nd place Halfway - Friesen $100 Insinger Performance Hard Charger - Barney (9 pos.) $50 Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Hebing $50 Lacaillade Masonry In Memorial Of Kevin Ward Jr. - Ide $50 Car Mate Custon Built Trailers Heats - Reakes IV, Sparks, Friesen $25 In Memory of Kevin Ward Halfway - Poirier $113

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World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series

(Burlington, WA, 08/30/2014) Donny Schatz scored his nineteenth World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series victory of this 2014 season, racing the STP #15 Sprint at Skagit Speedway's Monster Meltdown event in Burlington, WA

Schatz also had scored a 11.255 second run for second fast time in qualifying, finished second in the second Heat Race and won the Dash.

"This is a great win for us. When we went out for hot laps we had to leave the track as the motor was back firing. It was a spark plug problem. Once that was fixed, the car was great. The track was great. It was good on the top, the middle and the bottom. I could race everywhere. When I wanted to pass, I could try to race around them, if I couldn't then I raced beneath them." said Schatz of Fargo, ND

Brad Sweet scored in second at the line. Sweet timed in third quick in qualifying, finished third in the third Heat Race and a fourth in the Dash.

Sweet from Grass Valley, CA, driving the Kasey Kahne Racing, #49 Sprint, raced into second place on the fourteenth lap of the "A" Feature and raced it to the checkered of this thirty-five lap race on this three-tenth's of a mile, high banked, dirt oval.

"This was a pretty good night for us. I had a chance at Donny (Schatz) a few times, but there wasn't enough room to get by. I was a little bit better each night. As long as you stay towards the front you have a chance to get into the lead." said Sweet.

Claiming a podium finish, Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, crossed the checkered flag in third, racing the Motter #71M sprint.

"The track was so much better tonight, we could race anywhere. All in all, Donny is who you want to beat. We had a second place car tonight but I may have messed up choosing where we needed to run. But we did set fast time and earned a podium finish. I love racing the West Coast, I look forward to coming out here." said Saldana. Saldana set 11.227 seconds in qualifying for fast time of the night and now has scored twenty-one fast times thus far in this season, in WoO Sprint car events.

Shane Stewart of Tulsa, OK, driving the Larson Marks Racing #2 Sprint, raced from his ninth place start in this "A" Main into fourth place with just five laps to go.

"The track was good. I was good on the bottom but the dust made it hard to see. Donny (Schatz) comes into every race with confidence. Watching him race, makes us want to try harder. Any time you can pass the caliber of competition here, you are accomplishing a lot. If I could have gotten around Paul (McMahan) sooner, we might have had a chance to challenge for third. I felt we had a third place car here tonight." said Stewart

When the original green flag of this race flew out, it was a drag race start between Schatz and Saldana with Saldana powering into the lead. Saldana led the first dozen laps in spite of cautions flags before Schatz made his winning move to the front, which he held all the way to the checkered. Sweet raced by Saldana on the fourteenth lap to take over second.

McMahan started the race in third, dropped to fourth on the eighth lap which he then raced thru lap thirty. Next, Stewart raced by McMahan to take over fourth, then raced it to the checkered.

McMahan held on to score in fifth at the line, followed by Daryn Pittman, Kerry Madsen, Jason Sides, David Gravel, Jason Solwold, Kraig Kinser, Cody Darrah, Trey Starks, Logan Schuchart, Jonathan Allard, Tayler Balsam, Brock Lemley, Barry Martinez, Steve Kinser, Travis Rilat, Jesse Whitney, Skylar Gee, Kevin Smith, Jonathan Jorgenson.

The "B" Main, the Dash and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: (Please note: All times, finishes, etc. are unofficial):

"B" Main: Jason Solwold, Trey Starks, Kevin Smith, Barry Martinez, Skylar Gee, Jacob Allen, Matt Jensen.

DASH: Schatz, Saldana, McMahan, Sweet, Madsen, Pittman, Gravel, K. Kinser.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Madsen, Sides, Saldana, McMahan, S. Kinser, Lemley, Starks, Smith, Allen.

Heat #2: Gravel, Schatz, Schuchart, Pittman, Jorgenson, Darrah, Solwold, Martinez, Jensen

Heat #3: K. Kinser, Malsam, Sweet, Stewart, Rilat, Allard, Whitney, Gee

 

 

Hamilton Continues Grundy County Domination in STARS Lockard Memorial

By Rich Murray MORRIS, IL (August 30, 2014)—The only word to describe Kyle Hamilton’s performance at Grundy County Speedway in the month of August is “dominant.” Hamilton, the 22-year-old native of Danville, Indiana, took his third consecutive D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget feature win at the 1/3-mile paved oval in Morris, Illinois on Saturday night. Hamilton’s eighth career STARS win also lifted him into a three-way tie for first place on the all-time series win list with Jim Anderson and Austin Prock. As he has done in all six STARS races he has entered this season, Hamilton set the fastest lap during qualifying at 14.189. The fast lap extended Hamilton’s lead as the most prolific qualifier in STARS history as he earned his 10th career fast qualifying time in only 15 appearances since 2011. Channahon, Illinois’ Billy Hulbert and Beech Grove, Indiana’s Kyle O’Gara won each of the heat races. With the six-car inversion for the feature, that put Hamilton on the outside of the third row on the start with Ryan Probst and Tyler Baran occupying the front row. On the start, Baran was able to get the jump from the outside of the first row to take the top spot. Baran was took control of the race and led the first 24 circuits. Throughout most of the the 30-lap race, Hamilton cruised around in third place waiting to make his patented charge to the front. On the 18th lap, Hamilton got by Probst for second. With his sights set solely on tracking down the yellow BBOYZ number 11 of Baran, on lap 25, Hamilton made his move for the lead and it stuck. For the remaining six laps, Hamilton was able to cruise to his fourth STARS win of 2014. In other action, Jimmy Clark, Jr. took the checkered flag in the Illini Racing Series feature. Darren Ihrke won his second consecutive STARS Classic Modified feature. In only his third Grundy County start of the season, Johnny Kringas took top honors in the INEX Legends feature. Jamie Domski was able to take his car to victory lane after earning the victory in the CSR Super Cup feature. After a two-week break, the next STARS event on the calendar takes place on Saturday, September 20th for “70s and 80s Night.” For the penultimate STARS event of 2014, you can bring out your favorite green leisure suit if you want to celebrate the 1970s or wear your favorite pair of acid washed jeans you’ve had stashed away in the back of your closet since 1987. The night features the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets along with the return of the Illini Racing Series Midgets, STARS Classic Modifieds, INEX Legends, and the CSR Super Cups. Adult tickets are just $12. Kids age 5-12 get in for $2. Children age 4 and under are free! Pit gates open at 2 p.m. Grandstands open up at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m.

GRUNDY COUNTY SPEEDWAY D’ARCY GMC STARS NATIONAL MIDGETS – 34TH ANNUAL “BOB LOCKARD MEMORIAL” AUGUST 30, 2014

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kyle Hamilton, 33, Hamilton-14.189; 2. Austin Prock, 41, Prock-14.321; 3. Nick Baran, 87, BBOYZ-14.368; 4. Kyle O’Gara, 99, Guess-14.387; 5. Ryan Probst, 99p, Probst-14.388; 6. Tyler Baran, 11, BBOYZ-14.525; 7. Billy Hulbert, 88, Hulbert-14.533; 8. Tyler Trainor, 25, Trainor-14.535; 9. Adam Wilsdon, 9, Wilsdon-14.853; 10. Terry Ahern, 6T6, Ahern-15.705

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hulbert, 2. Probst, 3. Hamilton, 4. N. Baran, 5. Wilsdon

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. O’Gara, 2. Trainor, 3. T. Baran, 4. Prock, 5. Ahern

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kyle Hamilton, 2. Tyler Baran, 3. Ryan Probst, 4. Kyle O’Gara, 5. Billy Hulbert, 6. Tyler Trainor, 7. Terry Ahern, 8. Adam Wilsdon, 9. Nick Baran, 10. Austin Prock

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-24 T. Baran. Laps 25-30 Hamilton.

NEXT D’ARCY GMC STARS NATIONAL MIDGET EVENT: September 20th at Grundy County Speedway – “70s and 80s Night”

 

Ryan Ruhl Races to Crystal SOD Checkers

By Bob Buffenbarger

Crystal, Mi.-(August 30, 2014)- Ryan Ruhl thrilled the large crowd at Crystal Motor Speedway by re-taking the lead from Dustin Daggett with two laps remaining to capture the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP 25 lap feature Saturday night.

Gregg Dalman and Ruhl started on the front row with Ruhl taking command on the the first lap with Dalman, Craig Karazim, Daggett and Kyle Pitts falling in line. Laps were clicking off quickly as Ruhl was putting distance between himself and Dalman and by the 10th circuit, 6th starting Daggett had climbed into third place and one lap later the red 2m of Daggett took 2nd and was gaining on Ruhl.

At the 15 lap mark, Daggett was knocking on the door and was all over Ruhl nearly making the pass as they approached lapped traffic. The red flag flew for Gregg Dalman as he made contact with the turn four wall while running 3rd, and turned over on lap 18. Dalman was not injured but was finished for the night.

As the green appeared once more Daggett and Ruhl were racing side by side with the 11r of Chase Ridenour now moving into the mix. With laps winding down, racing for the lead was intense and Daggett made the pass at the stripe on lap 21. Ruhl was determined and with two to go, Ruhl went low in turn two and drove under Daggett to take the lead once again. One lap later the yellow light flashed for a John Gall spin in turn four.

This would set up a green, white checker finish and Ruhl was up to the task with a good re-start and went on to take the checkers with Daggett, Ridenour, Brett Mann and Kyle Pitts rounding out the top five.

Crystal Motor Speedway did a fine job running a fast paced program tonight with some threatening weather not far away. The Sprints on Dirt dash was cancelled because of these conditions.

Heats were won by Gregg Dalman, Dustin Daggett and Craig Karazim

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Crystal Motor Speedway – Crystal, Mi. Saturday August 30, 2014 Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 (8 Laps):1. 49t-Gregg Dalman, 2. 27-Brad Lamberson, 3. 19m-Brett Mann, 4. 21t-Troy Chehowski, 5. 21-Kirk Cheney, 6. 70-Jim Lingar All Star Performance / Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps):1. 2m-Dustin Daggett, 2. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 3. 7k-Kyle Pitts, 4. 81-John Gall, 5. 20a-Andy Chehowski Speed Pro Heat Race #3 (8 Laps):1. 4z-Craig Karazim, 2. 11r-Chase Ridenour, 3. 31-Andy Teunessen, 4. 46-Robert Huisken, 4-Eric Smith dns

Nitro Black Dash (4 Laps): Cancelled due to incoming weather

Engine Pro / ARP A-Main (25 Laps):1. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 2. 2m-Dustin Daggett, 3. 11r-Chase Ridenour, 4. 19m-Brett Mann, 5. 7k-Kyle Pitts, 6. 27-Brad Lamberson, 7. 4z-Craig Karazim, 8. 21t-Troy Chehowski, 9. 20a-Andy Chehowski, 10. 31-Andy Teunessen, 11. 46- Robert Huisken, 12. 21-Kirk Cheney, 13. 81-John Gall, 14. 70-Jim Lingar, 15. 49t-Gregg Dalman, 16. 4-Eric Smith

Engine Pro Lucky Dog: Kyle Pitts

 

 

Jackson Sprint Car Nationals Provides Great Action By Dan Voigt, Media Relations Jackson Speedway

JACKSON, MN – After a little too much rainfall and the promise of more on Friday evening, the 2014 Jackson Sprint Car Nationals, sponsored by the State Bank of Fairmont and Erickson Trucks and Parts of Jackson had to be postponed from Friday night and combined into a single night show on Saturday. The historic half -mile of the Jackson Speedway hosted the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series along with the Jackson Speedway Touring Series 360 winged sprints, along with the Minniakota MicroSprints, IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars. A total of 39 sprints turned out for the evening’s heat races and the special Dick Valentine Memorial race for the feature non-qualifiers. An additional 31 cars turned out for the three support classes for the evening. Winning the feature races for the evening in the Minnesota West Technical College Power Sports Technology Minniakota MicroSprints was Derek Steen of Lakefield, MN, while in the Golden Fenders IMCA Sport Modified feature, Jason Andrews of Estherville, IA earned the win. For the Golden Fenders IMCA Stock Car class, Trent Schroeder of Worthington, MN claimed the victory. In the first B feature, Jason Johnson of Eunice, LA would take the checkers with Brad Loyett of Sunset Hills, MO., winning the second B Feature event. For the Dick Valentine Memorial special feature for non-qualifiers, a scary moment on the first lap saw Dusty Ballenger rolled going into turn one after contact with another car, but Ballenger was uninjured in the mishap. When the race resumed, Austin Johnson of Pleasantville, IA, earned the victory. For the 2014 Jackson Nationals Sprint Feature, Matt Covington of Glenpool, OK collected first place money of $5,000 and the winner’s trophy. Winning the heat races in the Minniakota MicroSprints were Dalton Johnson and Derek Steen, while heat races in the Sport Modifieds went to Jason Andrews and Ben Chukuske. The Stock Car heat win was earned by Dustin Larson. Winning the Sprint heats were Tony Bruce, Jr; DJ Brink; Jason Johnson; Terry McCarl and Mark Toews. However, ASCS officials penalized Jason Johnson two positions in the third heat, giving the win to Mark Dobmeier instead. The Speedway will host the Wayne Gohr Memorial and the Loren Woodke Memorial races on Friday, Sept. 26, which will also be the makeup for the Annual Big Bike Giveaway night at the speedway. The racing action will be sponsored b y Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Graham Tire and Last Deck Manufacturing.

Jackson Chiropractic Minniakota MicroSprints – Feature – 20 Laps - 12 cars 22s – Derek Steen, Lakefield, MN; 12 – Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA; 27 – Dalton Johnson, Worthington, MN; 14 – Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA; 7L – Michael Lange, Windom, MN; 7 – John Sullivan, Arnolds Park, IA; 153 – Chad Nachtigal, Little Rock, IA; 6 – Nick Sullivan, Okoboji, IA; 39 – Zach Drahota, Jackson, MN(DNF); 21 – Ryan Schurr, Chandler, MN(DNF); 5z – Brady Hall, Lakefield, MN(DNS); 10n – Nick Birchard, Spencer, IA(DNS) MicroSprints Heat 1 – 10 Laps 27 – D. Johnson; 7L – Lange; 6 – N. Sullivan; 7 – J. Sullivan; 39 – Drahota; 10n – Birchard(DNS) MicroSprints Heat 2 – 10 Laps 22s – Steen; 12 – Smith; 163 – Nachtigal; 14 – Rosenboom; 5z – Hall(DNS); 21 – Schuur(DNS)

Golden Fenders IMCA Sport Mods – Feature – 12 Laps, 10 Cars 03Z – Jason Andrews, Estherville, IA; R6 – Danny Myrvold, Heron Lake, MN; 25 – Dan Paplow, Dundee, MN; 15V – Tony Voss, Worthington, MN; 87 – John Briggs, Cherokee, IA; 3W – Randy Winter, Winnebago, MN; 7C – Ben Chukuske, Sherburn, MN; 3 – Dustin Wiederhoelt, Fairmont, MN; 75 –Eric Kinnetz, Milford, IA JD1 – Justin DeBoer, Granada, MN; Sport Mod Heat 1 - 8 laps 03Z – Andrews, 87 – Briggs; R6 – Myrvold; JD1 – DeBoer; 3 - Widerhoelt Sport Mod Heat 2 - 8 laps 7c – B. Chukuske; 3W – Winters; 75 – Kinnetz; 15v - Voss; 25 - Paplow

Golden Fenders IMCA Stock Cars – Feature – 15 laps – 9 cars 31 – Trent Schroeder, Worthington, MN; 5 – Luke Sathoff, Jackson, MN; 10 – Levi Feltman, Jackson, MN; 83 – James Richert, Comfrey, MN; 87 – David Reisdorfter, Adrian, MN; 22x – Devin Kuehne, Reading, MN; 11k – Scott Knudson, Elkton, SD; 7L – Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, MM(DNF); 5L – Dustin Larson, Worthington, MN;(DNF) Stock Cars – Heat 1 – 8 laps 5L – D. Larson; 5 – Sathoff; 31 – Schroeder; 7L J. Larson; 87 – Reisdorfer; 22x – Kuehne; 83 – Richert; 11K – Knudson; 10 – Feltman(DNF)

ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – Feature – 30 laps – 24 cars 95 - Matt Covington Glenpool, OK; 7 - Kaley Gharst Decatur, IL; 6 – Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA; 18 - Tony Bruce Jr. Owasso, OK; 5t - Mark Toews Spirit Lake IA; 23 - Seth Bergman Snohomish, WA; 45x - Johnny Herrera, Albuquerque, NM; 82 - Dusty Zomer, Brandon, SD; 21 - Brian Brown Higginsville, MO; 14t – Brooke Tatnell, San Souci, New South Wales, Australia; 05 – Brad Loyett, Sunset Hills, MO; 11x - Gregg Bakker Sioux Falls, SD; 19 - Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH; 18m - Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s New South Wales, Australia; 35 - Skylar Prochaska Lakefield, MN; 32 - Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN; 7TAZ - Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA(DNF); 75 DJ Brink, Sturgis, SD(DNF); 17 Blake Hahn, Sepulva, OK(DNF); 93 Derrik Lusk Jackson, MN(DNF); 7TAZ - Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA; 13 Mark Dobmier Grand Forks, ND(DNF); 18x Nate Laugen Lake Mills, IA(DNF); 15H Sam Hafertepe, Jr, Sunnyvale, TX(DNF); 94 – Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN(DNS) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – B Feature #1– 12 laps – 12 cars 41 – Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA; 18x – Greg Laugen, Lake Mills, IA; 32 – Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN; 81 – Austin Johnson, Pleasantville, IA; 75c – Casey Heser, Jackson, MN; 20g – Chris Graff, Glencoe, MN; 10 – Justin Jacobsma, Hull, IA ; 17 – Blake Hahn, Sepulva, OK; 07 – Derek Anderson, Estherville, IA(DNS); 4w – Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN(DNS); 94 – Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN(DNS); 29 – Nick Lusk, Oakdale, MN(DNS) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – B Feature #2– 12 laps – 11 cars 05 – Brad Loyett, Sunset Hills, MO; 11x – Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD; 7TAZ – Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA; 14 – Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA; 2d – Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, SD; 93 – Derrik Lusk, Jackson, MN; 64 – Bruce Anderson, Trimont, MN; 35 – Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN; 612 – Isaac Schreuers, Brandon, SD; 5m – Troy Manteufel, St. Peter, MN(DNS); 2ck – Kenny Long, Fairmont, MN(DNS) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – Dick Valentine Memorial B Feature – 8 laps – 8 cars 81 – A. Johnson; 20g – Graff; 14 – Rosenboom; 75c – Heser; 10x – Jacobsma; 612 – Schreuers; 64 – B. Anderson(DNF), 2d – Ballenger(DNF) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – Heat 1 – 8 laps 18 – Bruce, JR; 18m – Madsen; 14t – Tatnell; 11x – Bakker; 7TAZ – Phillips; 81 – A. Johnson; 20g – Graff; 35 – Prochaska(DNF) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – Heat 2 – 8 laps 75 – Brink; 19 – Polyak; 7 –Gharst; 32 – Halverson; 612 – Schreurs; 2d – Ballenger; 94 – Swindell(DNF); 29 – N. Lusk(DNS) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – Heat 3 – 8 laps 13 – Dobmeier; 82 – Zomer; 41 – Johnson; 14 – Rosenboom; 75c – Heser; 17 Hahn; 07 D. Anderson; 2ck – Long(DNS) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – Heat 4 – 8 laps 6 – McCarl; 45x – Herrera; 23 – Bergman; 18x – Laugen; 09 – Juhl; 10 - Jacobsma; 64 – B. Anderson; 4w – Wasmund(DNF) ASCS - JSTS 360 Sprints – Heat 5 – 8 laps 5t – Toews; 95 – Covington; 21 – Brown; 15H – Hefertepe, Jr; 05 – Loyet; 93 – D. Lusk; 5m – Manteufel

 

 

Vaughan Gets First Career Win At Waynesfield

August 30, 2014

The thought of rain mixed with the pressures of tight point battles made the racing action at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio just that much better. Coming into the race, the top two in every class were within fifty points or less. With remaining races minimal, drivers were grabbing at anything possible to get those extra points to make or break their season. Drivers Kyle Simon and Gary Campbell know this fact first hand. Simon came into the weekend leading the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprint point standings by just 28 points over veteran driver Mike Dunlap. Campbell is feeling the pressure even more with just a two-point lead over Rod Henning in the Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprint point standings. On the grandstand side, Ralph Skikos made his first ever trip to Waynesfield Raceway Park. Skikos served in the US military and received a silver star for his bravery in Vietnam. This American hero was treated with a great night of racing on a smooth and fast racing surface.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints were first to take the track for 20 laps of action. Ron Kimmel in the 28K and Rob Winks in the 55 led the field to the opening green flag. Winks won the drag race into turn one leaving Kimmel in the dust. Winks built up a slight lead in the early laps turning lap times in the high thirteen-second bracket. The faster the laps Winks turned, the closer he came to lap traffic. With just over five laps in the books, Winks ran into a wall of lap traffic skimming his lead down to virtually nothing. Chase Dunham, Ron Kimmel, Rod Henning, and Becca Stiefel made up positions two through five as lap traffic surrounded Winks. Winks took on lap traffic like a true veteran while the competitors behind him made a run on one another. At the halfway point, Winks no longer was just dealing with lap traffic. Dunham slid up to the cushion and began to make a run on Winks. Lap after lap, Dunham would put a slider on Winks coming up short off of turn four. These unsuccessful attempts allowed Rod Henning to make a challenge for the runner-up spot. Henning found himself in second just before the red flag flew with just five laps to go for a three-car pileup in turn two. The 17 of Gary Campbell, 328 of Becca Stiefel, and the 8JR of JR Wood got together resulting in both Campbell and Stiefel going upside down and landing back upright. All drivers were fine after the crash but towed from the racing surface with severe damage. On the restart, Winks took off and put some distance between him and the rest of the field. Henning dropped back to third on the restart after his 28H went too low off of turn four and up onto the inside berm. Winks would go on to take home the emotional victory. Chase Dunham finished in second with Rod Henning finishing in third. Winks was almost in tears in victory lane looking back at one of his worst race seasons in history. Gunnar Lucius picked up the Foz Speed Partz hard charger award advancing 12 spots in the A-main.

The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints were ready to rumble for 25 laps. Dustin Ingle and Mike Dunlap led the twenty-car field to green. The race into turn one put Ingle in the top spot with Dunlap trying to fight back on the bottom side of the track. Ingle would put his name in the record book leading the opening laps when the red flag flew for the 43G of Rob Guy. Guy’s car went airborne entering turn three sending him end over end riding the protective catch fence. Guy was pulled from his 43G machine and airlifted to the hospital for treatment. At the time of this release, no further details are known on his location or condition. Updates will be available via Waynesfield’s official website and social media channels. The WRP family asks race fans keep Rob in their thoughts and prayers as he and his family work through this difficult time. An extensive red flag followed the incident were drivers were allowed to emerge from their cars while crews regulated tire pressure. On the restart, Ingle led the field into turn one. He would lead the following two laps until the “Magic Man” pulled a trick of his own off of turn four. Mike Miller managed to slide his 82 up to the cushion to get around Ingle for the top spot. A second and final red would fly with just nine laps in the books for the 68G of Tyler Gunn. Gunn’s car bicycled down the front stretch before touching down just past the flag stand. Gunn climbed out from behind the wheel with assistance from track crews and walked away from the scene. Another longer cleanup followed as fuel from the 68G covered the racing surface after the car was removed from the front stretch. Once cars were pushed off for the third time of the evening, Miller led the group to the restart. Miller was so smooth on the final restart that he had a two second lead built up in just a lap and a half. Mike Dunlap in the 2B was fairly quiet in the A-main until the race went under ten to go. Current point leader Kyle Simon did not see Dunlap coming as he flew by on the outside out of nowhere. The running order remained stable giving Miller the victory and a visit to Best Performance Motorsports victory lane. Mike Dunlap posted a second place finish. Kyle Simon bettered his points night coming home third. Luke Hall in the 9N was awarded the hard charger award.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks took the track next for their 15 lap A-main. Larry Fox and Bill Keeler led the field to the opening green flag. In typical truck fashion, a two wide start transformed into a three wide battle for spots third, forth, and fifth into turn one. Fox jumped into the early lead with Bill Keeler chasing in second. Sawmiller and Hicks squared began to push their way through the field early on. Gabe Twining in the freshly painted 25G held his own early on as well even with the added pressure from Roy Miller in the 37. Just before the halfway mark, Keeler began to fall back when he got too high on the cushion exiting turn four. He lost two spots on the deal when the red flag flew for the 9X of Mike Grigsby. Grigsby’s truck took a slight roll on the top side of turn one in the midst of a battle midway back in the pack. Mike walked away from the scene but the truck suffered very heavy damaged. The truck was picked up and removed with all four wheels off the ground because of the heavy damage. Once track crews cleared the track the green flag returned. Hicks squared made a run for the lead that ended up putting them one and two on the leader board. Jerry Sawmiller in his famous number 60 edged his way up to third to challenge the duo for the lead. All challenges were put on pause when the yellow flag flew. Larry Fox, who started on the pole and led the opening laps, lost a tire and portion of his axel exiting turn four. The tire bounced off the outside guardrail and rolled across the track before coming to a rest in the infield. Fox managed to limp his truck to the bottom of turn two where he was towed pit side. With five laps to go, Chris Hicks had to begin executing a plan to get around his brother Mike and hold off a challenging Jerry Sawmiller knocking at the backdoor. Sawmiller tried to push Hicks up the track but came up short and the door being shut by Hicks. Mike Hicks would hold on and take home the victory. Chris Hicks finished in second, Jerry Sawmiller in third. The 23 of Kenny Osborne finished just inside the top ten and received the hard charger award.

The Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds 20 lap A-main followed. Matt Twining in the M1G and Brandon Vaughan in the 34X led the field to Adam Brimmer’s green flag. Twining edged Vaughan to take the early lead. The lead would be short lived for Twining as Vaughan felt the turbo kick in and propel him into the top spot. Two laps would click off the board when the yellow flag flew for the 86 of Drew Smith and the 89 of Bobby Rose. Both drivers got together entering turn two and came to a stop on the inside of the track. The yellow allowed Twining a free pass to catch back up with Vaughan for the restart. Twining’s idea and execution were two completely different things as the M1G began to fall back just after the restart. Twining’s drop made way for Jerry Bowersock in the X to take the runner-up spot. Bowersock made a run on Vaughan for a split second until the yellow flew for the final time for debris scattered throughout turns three and four at the halfway mark. The second half of the race was fully focused on Vaughan and Bowersock as the battle got heated. Bowersock would throw a slider on Vaughan in three to only have it thrown back at him in four. Bowersock came so close to having the lead when it matters but came up just short each and every time. The timing worked right into Vaughan’s favor as he claimed his first every victory. Jerry Bowersock picked up a second place finish with Brian Post, cutting his way though the field, finishing third. Brandon Vaughan was at a loss for words in Best Performance Motorsports victory lane. He was just happy to finally have a win under his belt and something to talk about for the remainder of the season. Matt Westfall picked up the hard charger honors advancing ten spots to finish seventh.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts rounded out the full night of racing with their 15 lap A-main. Current point leader David Yoder and a newly grandfather Jeff Zwiebel led the field to the green flag to get the A-main underway. Yoder won the drag race into turn one shuffling Zwiebel back to second. It was only a matter of time before Waynesfield and compact veteran Justin Durflinger made a run. Lucas Fuller began to slow causing him to pull the 74 into the infield to prevent any further damage to the car. Not even a lap later the yellow flag flew for a car almost going over the banking in turn two. The car went down and back up the banking before heading to the trailer. With Yoder and Durflinger now nose to tail, the restart became super important for both parties involved. Yoder maintained the lead into turn one and completing the first lap back under green. The following lap was when Durflinger executed a move to put his number seventeen into the lead. A late race caution for debris did not allow Yoder to make any type of moving giving Justin Durflinger the win. Harvey Yoder made his way through the field to make Yoder squared take second and third place. Justin Durflinger commented on the professionalism of Harvey and David Yoder by not spinning him coming to the checkered flag. Cody Sanders picked up the hard charger award.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will sit idle next Saturday before coming back alive on September 13th for another King of the Hill tournament. Eight drivers of the Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds will get their opportunity to enter the bracket and race their way to a pole starting spot. The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints and Block Insurance Tough Trucks will also be on the program. Al the details are available online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Over $900 in product certificates will be up for grabs by the eight King of the Hill competitors on September 13th courtesy of the Contingency Connection. Being a proud Contingency Connection track, Waynesfield has nearly $100,000 in contingency awards up for grabs in 2014. All of these awards are on top of all weekly cash payouts. Information on the Contingency Connection program and how it can help drivers when race bills come due is available by speaking with a track official.

RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (33 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 3. 8-Todd Kane[3] ; 4. 32-Derek Hastings[4] ; 5. 9N-Luke Hall[6] ; 6. 14-Cooper Clouse[8] ; 7. 14C-Andy Conley[7] ; 8. 19-Jimmy Snead[5] ; 9. O1-Dustin Hammond[9]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 2. 48-Mike Burkin[2] ; 3. 5W-Jeff Williams[4] ; 4. 43G-Rob Guy[8] ; 5. 5-Mark Silva[5] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 7. J1-Mark Shultz[3] ; 8. 25B-Mark Blausey[7]

Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2B-Mike Dunlap[3] ; 2. 71-Stratton Briggs[1] ; 3. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 4. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[5] ; 5. 63D-Jim Dues[4] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[2] ; 7. 9-Dave Disinger[6] ; 8. M2M-Beau Stewart[8]

Heat 4 - Heat 4 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 2. 6-Chris Phillips[2] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 4. 2M-Logan Hupp[6] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 5A-Toby Alfrey[8] ; 7. 14G-Gary Campbell[3] ; 8. 69R-Brian Gross[5]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[1] ; 2. 14-Cooper Clouse[3] ; 3. 63D-Jim Dues[2] ; 4. 14C-Andy Conley[5] ; 5. 19-Jimmy Snead[7] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 7. 9-Dave Disinger[6] ; 8. O1-Dustin Hammond[9] ; DNS. M2M-Beau Stewart

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 87-Paul Dues[3] ; 3. 14G-Gary Campbell[6] ; 4. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] ; 5. 25B-Mark Blausey[7] ; 6. 5-Mark Silva[1] ; 7. J1-Mark Shultz[5] ; 8. 69R-Brian Gross[8]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 82-Mike Miller[3]; 2. 2B-Mike Dunlap[2]; 3. 23S-Kyle Simon[4]; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1]; 5. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[11]; 6. 9N-Luke Hall[17]; 7. 54-Matt Westfall[12]; 8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[15]; 9. 8-Todd Kane[9]; 10. 24L-Lee Underwood[5]; 11. 2M-Logan Hupp[16]; 12. 48-Mike Burkin[6]; 13. 6-Chris Phillips[8]; 14. 14-Cooper Clouse[19]; 15. 32-Derek Hastings[13]; 16. 87-Paul Dues[20]; 17. 5W-Jeff Williams[10]; 18. 68G-Tyler Gunn[18]; 19. 71-Stratton Briggs[7]; 20. 43G-Rob Guy[14]

Hard Charger: 9N-Luke Hall[+11]

Post AgriService UMP Modifieds (22 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. ZERO-Brent Hole[2] ; 2. K9-Scott Gerdeman[3] ; 3. 112-Chris Ullery[1] ; 4. 58P-Jim Post[6] ; 5. 47-Collin Thrilby[7] ; 6. 24-Terry Grilliot[4] ; 7. 89-Bobby Rose[5] ; 8. OO-John Brooks[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. X-Jerry Bowersock[2] ; 2. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[1] ; 3. 45P-Brian Post[3] ; 4. 11JS-Josh Scott[7] ; 5. 44-Zach Schroeder[5] ; 6. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 7. 5H-Brian Hogan[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 86-Drew Smith[1] ; 2. M1G-Matt Twining[4] ; 3. 93-Josh Greber[3] ; 4. 53-Brad Johnson[6] ; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler[5] ; 6. 20-Jamie Phlipot[7] ; 7. O%-Zach Walkup[2]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[2]; 2. X-Jerry Bowersock[5]; 3. 45P-Brian Post[8]; 4. ZERO-Brent Hole[6]; 5. 58P-Jim Post[10]; 6. 11JS-Josh Scott[11]; 7. 54-Matt Westfall[17]; 8. 44-Zach Schroeder[14]; 9. 47-Collin Thrilby[13]; 10. M1G-Matt Twining[1]; 11. 20K-Bill Keeler[15]; 12. 24-Terry Grilliot[16]; 13. OO-John Brooks[22]; 14. 86-Drew Smith[4]; 15. 93-Josh Greber[9]; 16. 5H-Brian Hogan[20]; 17. 53-Brad Johnson[12]; 18. 89-Bobby Rose[19]; 19. K9-Scott Gerdeman[3]; 20. 112-Chris Ullery[7]; 21. 20-Jamie Phlipot[18]; DNS. 0%-Zach Walkup

Hard Charger: 54-Matt Westfall[+10]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 28H-Rod Henning[2] ; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[3] ; 3. 8JR-JR Wood[1] ; 4. 44-Ron Coleman[5] ; 5. 28J-Chris Bounds[7] ; 6. 84-Bill Dunham[4] ; 7. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[6] ; 8. 39-Cole Roberson[8]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 4-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 55-Rob Winks[7] ; 3. 11-Corey Bedwell[4] ; 4. 14-Gary Campbell[6] ; 5. 5J-Jake Hesson[8] ; 6. 81H-Anthony Haas[5] ; 7. 50-Craig Stower[3] ; 8. 3D-Cody Downard[2]

Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 328-Becca Stiefel[1] ; 2. 28K-Ron Kimmel[2] ; 3. OO-Michael Helterbran[7] ; 4. 42-Ty Tilton[5] ; 5. E99-Gage Etgen[4] ; 6. 22-Gunnar Lucius[3] ; 7. 17-Darin Collins[8] ; 8. 96-Riley VanHise[6]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 55-Rob Winks[2]; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[3]; 3. 28H-Rod Henning[6]; 4. 28K-Ron Kimmel[1]; 5. 4-Tyler Street[5]; 6. 22-Gunnar Lucius[18]; 7. 11-Corey Bedwell[8]; 8. 42-Ty Tilton[12]; 9. 81H-Anthony Haas[17]; 10. 44-Ron Coleman[10]; 11. 84-Bill Dunham[16]; 12. E99-Gage Etgen[15]; 13. OO-Michael Helterbran[9]; 14. 328-Becca Stiefel[4]; 15. 8JR-JR Wood[7]; 16. 28J-Chris Bounds[13]; 17. 17-Darin Collins[21]; 18. 50-Craig Stower[20]; 19. 39-Cole Roberson[22]; 20. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[19]; 21. 96-Riley VanHise[24]; DNS. 14-Darin Collins; DNS. 5J-Jake Hesson; DNS. 3D-Cody Downard

Hard Charger: 22-Gunnar Lucius[+12]

Block Insurance Tough Trucks (17 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[1] ; 2. 33-Mike Hicks[8] ; 3. 37-Roy Miller[2] ; 4. 1W-Bill Keeler[7] ; 5. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[9] ; 6. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[5] ; 7. 76-Allen Pow[6] ; 8. 13U-Dennis Ullery[4] ; 9. 1J-J.J Butler[3]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 71-Chris Hicks[3] ; 2. 82-Kevin Knittle[2] ; 3. 25G-Gabe Twining[5] ; 4. 28-Larry Fox[7] ; 5. 9X-Mike Grigsby[8] ; 6. OJ-Shane Jacobs[4] ; 7. 8-Matt Mckinnon[6] ; 8. 23-Kenny Osborne[1]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 33-Mike Hicks[6]; 2. 71-Chris Hicks[7]; 3. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[8]; 4. 37-Roy Miller[4]; 5. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[9]; 6. 25G-Gabe Twining[3]; 7. 1W-Bill Keeler[2]; 8. 82-Kevin Knittle[5]; 9. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[11]; 10. 23-Kenny Osborne[16]; 11. 76-Allen Pow[13]; 12. OJ-Shane Jacobs[12]; 13. 13U-Dennis Ullery[15]; 14. 8-Matt Mckinnon[14]; 15. 28-Larry Fox[1]; 16. 9X-Mike Grigsby[10]; DNS. 1J-J.J Butler

Hard Charger: 23-Kenny Osborne[+6]

Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (15 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 518-Jordan Iiams[2] ; 2. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[1] ; 3. 82-Harvey Yoder[6] ; 4. 74-Lucas Fuller[3] ; 5. 34-James sorrell[5] ; 6. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[7] ; 7. 16-Jason Long[4] ; 8. 27-Robbie Tuttle[8]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 17-Justin Durflinger[1] ; 2. 95-David Yoder[7] ; 3. O9-Dane Arvin[3] ; 4. 30-Keith Staley[5] ; 5. 85G-Nick Glasgow[2] ; 6. 71-Kolton Waughtel[6] ; 7. 27S-Cody Sanders[4]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 17-Justin Durflinger[3]; 2. 82-Harvey Yoder[5]; 3. 95-David Yoder[1]; 4. O9-Dane Arvin[6]; 5. 30-Keith Staley[8]; 6. 85G-Nick Glasgow[10]; 7. 27S-Cody Sanders[14]; 8. 16-Jason Long[13]; 9. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[2]; 10. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[11]; 11. 518-Jordan Iiams[4]; 12. 74-Lucas Fuller[7]; DNS. 34-James Sorrell; DNS. 71-Kolton Waughtel; DNS. 27-Robbie Tuttle

Hard Charger: 27S-Cody Sanders[+7]

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

 

Blaney gets by Chaney late to take UNOH All Star win at Attica

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Dale Blaney gave his daughter Leah a fantastic 19th birthday present Saturday at Attica Raceway Park – a victory.

The Hartford, Ohio driver got by Rob Chaney with five laps to go and went on to score his 13th University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions feature win of 2014 to close out the track’s season on Baumann Auto Group Night. The previous night the Tony Kennedy owned team had experimented with a different chassis and decided to put another car together for Saturday’s event and it paid off.

The victory is the second most All Star wins in a season for Blaney – he won 17 in 1996 – and runs his career total to an amazing 112 with the series. The victory was the fourth win of 2014 at Attica for “The Low Rider” and runs his career total to 21 at the track to move into third on the track’s all-time win list. Blaney leads all drivers in UNOH All Star wins at Attica with 15 victories.

“I was as good as what he was (Chaney)…it’s hard being behind a guy. He was kind of running where I wanted to in one and two and three and four he was taking up some ground. He had a really good car. It’s bitter sweat for me. He’s my best buddy out here. We talk all the time. He’s been going really, really, really good. I can see he has a lot of confidence. I love to win races…he’s going win a lot here. Those guys are going pretty good,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Penske Shocks/Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis/Tom’s Sewer and Septic Service backed #14k.

“We switched cars from last night…put this one together. I just didn’t feel comfortable with the other one. I told George (Fisher, crew chief) after the race ‘my car is back.’ Awful proud of all the guys. Tony is putting together a great team. We’ve had unbelievable success in his first year as an owner. Just looking forward to the rest of the races. Looking forward to getting back to Fremont in a couple of weeks…looking forward to some outlaw races. George has this thing dialed in,” added Blaney.

For Millersburg, Ohio’s Rob Chaney, running second after leading 23 of the 40 laps was bittersweet as well. He looked like he had the race in hand when the caution flew with seven laps to go and Blaney pounced soon after.

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed. I’m happy to run second. We got beat by the heavy weight champ. If you give him (Blaney) that many opportunities he’s going to find a way and he did. He does what he does to everybody…to outlaws…it doesn’t matter, he finds a way,” said Chaney beside his Stan Cortad Racing #9x.

“Our guys have worked real hard. We struggled really badly early in the year and we have this car rolling now and have a lot of confidence in it,” added Chaney.

Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan would get by Byron Reed the final two laps to score the third place finish.

“I screwed up early and let some guys get by me and it really cost us there for awhile. No body had anything for Dale. Him and George had that thing rolling from the drop of the green so you have to congratulate them. It feels good to come back and get third after we struggled so badly last night,” said Duncan of his Motorcity Auto Transport/Wolfden Products/Industrial Special Powder Coating/Gressman Powersports backed #22.

Keith Berner and Shane McLoughlin battled side by side the first 16 laps of the 25-lap Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature. Unfortunately a lapped car spun right in front of McLoughlin and collected him, ending the fun. Berner would drive to his fourth career Attica win, the first of the season for the Millersburg, Ohio driver at “Ohio Finest Racing” speedplant. He announced in victory lane this was his last year of driving as he was retiring at season’s end.

“We were running so hard…it just went my way there with that lapped car. I knew it was going to be pretty dicey and Shane was running really good tonight and things just went my way. I guess you have to have some luck sometimes,” said Berner beside his Bud’s Place/AccuForce Shock Dyno/Village Motors/Massillon Transmissions backed #18.

“This is my third win in only my eighth night out this season. This is it…I’ve been really fortunate to still be very competitive. My business has just been crazy. So I’m calling this my year-end tour,” added Berner.

With his third place finish Markham would wrap up the first ever Attica Raceway Park/NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge and the $1,500 payday.

In the Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints, Fremont, Ohio’s Bobby Clark executed a daring move, splitting the first and second place running cars of Ricky Peterson and Paul Weaver as they exited turn two with five laps to go to take the lead. Clark would them drive to his third win of the season at Attica. It was the 16th career victory for Clark at the track, moving him into a tie with Joe Keegan for fifth on the track’s all-time win list.

“I had my eye on them and I was catching them little by little. When I pulled in Dave (Foos,crew chief) said ‘nice job splitting them.’ I don’t remember doing it. He’s got the car real nice. I wish we would have started the season out with this thing,” said Clark referring to the change in chassis a couple of weeks ago.

“We started out kind of bad. We’ll take back to back wins and get more at Fremont,” said Clark of his Fremont Fence/Kistler Engines/Kear’s Speed Shop/Little Bar on the Prairie/B&L Plumbing/Nagy Equipment Sales/Big D’s Pizza/CRF Concrete/Willey’s Towing backed #18.

In the non-stop 15 lap Fremont Fence Dirt Truck feature Kent Brewer and Shawn Valenti battled each other tough the first 11 laps before Valenti used the high line to blast away to his fifth win of the season. Valenti now has 9 career Attica dirt trucks wins and is tied with Brian Arnold for fourth on the track’s all-time win list. He has 15 truck wins in total in 2014.

“I always try to get this thing hooked up on the cushion…wasn’t much left tonight but it was able to stick. I have to thank Kent for racing me clean. It’s been one hell of a year and I just keep thinking I’m going to wake up one of these days,” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Best Performance Motorsports/JP Enterprise/Daydream and Memories/KT Enterprise/Conrad Transportation/Burns Petroleum/Gressman Powersports backed #7b.

Duncan and Chaney would bring the field to green for the 40-lap All Star feature with Chaney gaining the upper hand with Cap Henry sliding into second and Duncan back to third. Henry would immediately challenge Chaney for the lead on lap two when the caution flew for a Caleb Armstrong spin in turn four.

On the restart Chaney would lead Henry, Duncan, Blaney, Danny Holtgraver, Sheldon Haudenschild, Randy Hannagan and Byron Reed. Henry would blast under Chaney in turns three and four to grab the lead on lap six with Blaney driving around Duncan for third a lap later.

The caution flew again on lap 11…unfortunately it was for leader Henry who spun in turn two. That handed the lead back to Chaney with Blaney, Sheldon Haudenschild, Duncan, Reed, Holtgraver and Reed in tow. When the green flew Blaney immediately put pressure on Chaney as Sheldon Haudenschild, Reed and Duncan put on a fantastic battle for third.

Henry would spin again on lap 14 to bring out the caution and he would retire to the pits. On the restart Chaney was able to pull away slightly from Blaney with Sheldon Haudenschild, Reed, Holtgraver, Duncan, Hannagan and Chris Andrews giving chase.

At the half-way point Blaney began closing again on Chaney with Haudenschild, Reed, Holtgraver and Duncan still battling for third. The leaders would encounter lapped traffic on lap 23, as Haudenschild slipped over the banking in turn two allowing Reed, Holtgraver and Duncan to get by.

With 15 laps to go, Chaney and Blaney were battling for the lead while Reed, Holtgraver and Duncan did the same for third. Just as things were heating up, Andrew Palker would stop on the back stretch bringing out the yellow. On the ensuing restart Holtgraver, who picked up the win the previous night, would stop with mechanical issues, ending his night.

When the green flew the battle between Chaney and Blaney continued with Reed, Duncan, Haudenschild and Andrews in pursuit. As the laps ticked off, it appeared Chaney had just enough to hold off Blaney. But, Hannagan would spin with seven laps left, giving Blaney the shot he needed.

On the restart Chaney and Blaney raced side by side with Blaney driving into the lead with five laps to go. Once in the lead Blaney pulled away from Chaney for the victory. Duncan would get around Reed on the white flag lap to take third with Reed and Andrews rounding out the top five.

McLoughlin and Ryan Markham would bring the late model field to green for their 25 lap feature with McLoughlin gaining the upper hand over Berner, Markham, Rocky Owens, Ryan Missler, Ross Nicastri, Matt Irey, John Bores and Steve Sabo. Tim Sabo would spin just after a lap was completed. On the restart John Bores would spin.

When the green flew McLoughlin and Berner raced side by side for the lead with Markham and Missler battling for third. John Bores and Mark Pollock would tangle with four laps in.

The yellow was only a temporary slow down of the fantastic battle that would ensue between McLoughlin and Berner. The pair would literally race door to door over the next seven laps while Markham and Missler did the same behind them.

Berner would lead by a bumper on laps 12 and 13 with McLoughlin edging back into the lead on laps 14 and 15. Just as they tried to get around the lapped machine of Doug Baird he would spin, collecting McLoughlin and ending his night.

On the restart Berner would lead but he could not shake Markham with Mike Bores charging into third with Missler, Irey and Cody Scott in tow. Berner would pull away the final six laps for the win. Bores would get by Markham with five laps to go to finish second with Markham, Irey and Missler rounding out the top five.

The 25 lap 305 feature saw Peterson and John Ivy bring the field to green with Peterson taking the lead as Weaver slipped into second. After a lap was completed Dean Jacobs would make impact with someone or something, causing damage to the front of his mount to bring out the yellow.

The ensuing restart saw Peterson lead Weaver, Ivy, Jason Keckler, Clark, Jim Taddeo and CJ Jones. Clark would drive into fourth on lap three and would take third two laps later. Just as Weaver was got around Peterson for the lead the caution flew for a Mike Moore spin, handing the top spot back to Peterson.

Peterson and Weaver would continue their side by side battle with Clark right in their tire tracks when the race resumed. That battle would be interrupted on lap 15 for a Gary Benjamin spin. When the green flew it was Peterson barely leading Weaver, Clark, Ivy, Keckler, Steve Rando and Taddeo.

With seven laps to go it was now a three car battle for the lead with Peterson, Weaver and Clark. Weaver would grab the top spot on lap 19 but as Peterson tried to fight back exiting turn two, the two separated just enough for Clark to split them and take the lead.

Benjamin would spin again with five laps to go and when the race resumed Clark would steadily pull away for the win with Weaver, Peterson, Rando and Ivy rounding out the top five.

Brian Arnold and Brewer brought the field to green for the 15 lap dirt truck feature with Brewer taking the lead over Dustin Keegan, Valenti, Arnold and Matt Foos. As Brewer pulled away slightly Keegan and Valenti were locked in a great battle for second with Foos, Arnold, Dana Fry and Cory Ward in pursuit.

Valenti would finally clear Keegan for second on lap six and immediately closed on Brewer. Valenti would rock around Brewer into the lead on lap eight but Brewer would continue to hound. Meanwhile Keegan and Foos battled hard for third.

With four laps to go Valenti was finally able to pull away from Brewer as Foos moved into third. Valenti would drive to the win over Brewer, Foos, Keegan and Fry.

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Attica Raceway Park - 8/30/2014

Baumann Auto Group Night

UNOH All Star 410 Sprints (36 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.641; 2. 53-Cap Henry, 12.773; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.865; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.910; 5. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.960; 6. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.990; 7. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.994; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.004; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.027; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.055; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.061; 12. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.073; 13. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.107; 14. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.109; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.118; 16. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.139; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.160; 18. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.167; 19. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.172; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.190; 21. 51-Roger Campbell, 13.191; 22. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 13.207; 23. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.209; 24. 4-Danny Smith, 13.255; 25. 27-Chad Kemenah, 13.292; 26. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.312; 27. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.376; 28. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.413; 29. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.434; 30. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.438; 31. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.538; 32. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.570; 33. 40I-Mark Imler, 13.616; 34. 11X-Brandon Martin, 13.619; 35. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.941; 36. 11-Ed Neumeister, 14.599

Heat 1 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 9. 11X-Brandon Martin[9]

Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[6] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 5. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor[2] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[9] ; 9. 16-Chris Andrews[5]

Heat 3 – Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 98H-Dave Blaney[2] ; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 4. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[5] ; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney[6] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[9] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 9. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3]

Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 6. O9-Craig Mintz[7] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[8] ; 8. 11-Ed Neumeister[9]

B-Main – MSD Ignitions (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[9] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 6. 11X-Brandon Martin[13] ; 7. 27-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 9. 1ST-Gary Taylor[5] ; 10. 22B-Ryan Broughton[15] ; 11. 40I-Mark Imler[12] ; 12. 51-Roger Campbell[14] ; 13. 11-Ed Neumeister[16] ; 14. 45-Tim Shaffer[-] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[1]

Holiday Inn Express of Tiffin Dash (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature)

1. 22-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 9x-Rob Chaney [1]; 3. 53-Cap Henry [3]; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 5. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [4]; 6. 11n-Randy Hannagan [6]

UNOH A-Main - (40 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[8]; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[2]; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[1]; 4. 5r-Byron Reed[9]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews[11]; 6. 24h-Brandon Wimmer[5]; 7. 40dd-Caleb Griffith[13]; 8. 9w-Jac Haudenschild[22]; 9. w20-Greg Wilson[17]; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7]; 11. 9-Dean Jacobs[19]; 12. o9-Craig Mintz[23]; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs[24]; 14. 98h-Dave Blaney[16]; 15. 11n-Randy Hannagan[6]; 16. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15]; 17. 5t-Travis Philo[21]; 18. 7c-Caleb Armstrong[12]; 19. 10h-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[14]; 21. 4-Danny Smith[20]; 22. 6M-Max Stambaugh[18]; 23. 83M-Broc Martin[10]; 24. 53-Cap Henry[3]

Hard Charger: 9w-Jac Haudenschild[+14]

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (18 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 171-Mark Pollock, nt; 2. 69R-Doug Baird, nt; 3. 53-Steve Sabo, nt; 4. 92-Cody Scott, nt; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed, nt; 6. 50Y-Ryan Missler, nt; 7. 69-John Mayes Jr., nt; 8. 15B-Mike Bores, nt; 9. O3-Jim Gingery, nt; 10. 16-Tim Sabo, nt; 11. 3-Ross Nicastri, nt; 12. 9-Shane McLoughlin, nt; 13. 18-Keith Berner, nt; 14. 48-John Bores, nt; 15. 5M-Ryan Markham, nt; 16. 36-Matt Irey, nt; 17. 29-Rocky Owens, nt; 18. 76-Skip McKinney, nt

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps – all finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 18-Keith Berner[4] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 4. 9-Shane McLoughlin[3] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[8] ; 6. 92-Cody Scott[5] ; 7. O3-Jim Gingery[7] ; 8. 69-John Mayes Jr.[6] ; 9. 16-Tim Sabo[9]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - all finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 29-Rocky Owens[4] ; 2. 3-Ross Nicastri[3] ; 3. 48-John Bores[5] ; 4. 53-Steve Sabo[7] ; 5. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[6] ; 7. 171-Mark Pollock[8] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed[2] ; 9. 76-Skip McKinney[9]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 18-Keith Berner[3]; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[9]; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[2]; 4. 36-Matt Irey[10]; 5. 50Y-Ryan Missler[5]; 6. 92-Cody Scott[11]; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed[16]; 8. 69-John Mayes Jr.[15]; 9. 3-Ross Nicastri[6]; 10. 53-Steve Sabo[8]; 11. O3-Jim Gingery[13]; 12. 16-Tim Sabo[17]; 13. 9-Shane McLoughlin[1]; 14. 69R-Doug Baird[12]; 15. 171-Mark Pollock[14]; 16. 76-Skip McKinney[18]; 17. 48-John Bores[7]; 18. 29-Rocky Owens[4]

Hard Charger: 21-Larry Kingseed[+9]

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (23 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - All finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 2. 4T-Jim Taddeo[3] ; 3. 10J-CJ Jones[7] ; 4. 32-Ryan French[5] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 6. 1M-Mike Moore[2] ; 7. O3-Jim Cushing[1] ; 8. 913-Junior Felver[8]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - All finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 18-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 8I-John Ivy[5] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[1]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - All finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 3. 39-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond[3] ; 7. 15-Gary Benjamin[5]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 18-Bobby Clark[5]; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[4]; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[1]; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[9]; 5. 8I-John Ivy[2]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[12]; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[3]; 8. 4T-Jim Taddeo[11]; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[14]; 10. 11G-Luke Griffith[13]; 11. 10J-CJ Jones[6]; 12. 32-Ryan French[10]; 13. 12-Kyle Capodice[15]; 14. O3-Jim Cushing[19]; 15. 22D-Dan Hammond[18]; 16. 1M-Mike Moore[16]; 17. 15-Gary Benjamin[21]; 18. 13-Jeremy Duposki[17]; 19. 39-Dean Jacobs[8]; 20. 22M-Dan McCarron[7]; 21. 913-Junior Felver[22]

Hard Charger: 3J-Trey Jacobs[+6]

Fremont Fence Co. Dirt Trucks (18 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 33C-Kyle Cline[1] ; 2. 2-Matt Foos[6] ; 3. D1-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 4. OO-Brian Arnold[2] ; 5. 18W-Cory Ward[3] ; 6. O-Andy Keegan[5] ; 7. 10-Roger Inks[9] ; 8. 13-Cody Benyak[4] ; 9. 3X-Brad Keckler[8]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[9] ; 3. 4S-Keith Sorg[4] ; 4. 7-Dana Frey[6] ; 5. 79-Brian Sorg[2] ; 6. 9-Curt Inks[7] ; 7. 69-Jeff Warnick[8]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3]; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[2]; 3. 2-Matt Foos[6]; 4. D1-Dustin Keegan[4]; 5. 7-Dana Frey[5]; 6. 3X-Brad Keckler[16]; 7. 18W-Cory Ward[9]; 8. OO-Brian Arnold[1]; 9. 33C-Kyle Cline[8]; 10. 4S-Keith Sorg[7]; 11. 9-Curt Inks[12]; 12. 13-Cody Benyak[15]; 13. 69-Jeff Warnick[14]; 14. 79-Brian Sorg[10]; 15. 33w-Jeff Ward[-]; 16. 22j-Josh Kiser[-]

Hard Charger: 3X-Brad Keckler[+10]

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

 

 

Daggett Wins at Hartford

From Mike Strevel

Hartford,MI— (August 29, 2014) – Dustin Daggett found his way to the Hartford Speedway victory lane Friday evening in front of a crowd announced as over 3,000. The four time Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP champion took the lead with 8 laps to go and held off a late charge from current point leader Ryan Ruhl to capture another victory, his 97th SOD sanctioned win.

Rookie racer Craig Karazim drew the pole position in the Engine Pro redraw and looked like a strong candidate for his first SOD feature win. Dustin Daggett steadily was moving up from his 7th starting position and made an incredible pass diving into turn one with eight laps to go to pick up his third feature victory of the 2014 season.

Brett Mann had a very strong run going moving into contention mid-race actually getting to second before a last lap engine failure ended his nice run. Ruhl tried several times in the last few laps to capture the third Hartford feature of his year, but Daggett was just too strong. Following Daggett across the line was Ruhl, Chase Ridenour had a career best third place finish with a very impressive run Karazim ended up fourth and Mark Aldrich took fifth.

The racing was delayed over two hours due to a late afternoon thundershower. However the hard working Hartford Speedway crew lead by promoter Tim Dibble was determined to get the final race of the season in at the wicked fast half mile oval and a very supportive crowd waited to witness another great Sprints on Dirt program. The entire staff of the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP would like to congratulate Hartford on an incredible comeback year and appreciate them sticking it out to complete the race Friday evening.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Hartford Speedway – Hartford, MI Friday August 29, 2014

Hoosier Tire Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 19 – Brett Mann, 3. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 4. 21 Kirk Cheney, 5. 7k Kyle Pitts

All Star Performance / Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 2M Dustin Daggett, 2.31 Andy Teunnessen, 3. 20A Andy Chehowski, 4. 19J Linden Jones, 5. 70 Jim Lingar

Speed Pro Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 11R –Chase Ridenour, 2.4Z Craig Karazim, 3.29s Mark Aldrich, DNS 10s Jay Steinbach, 49t Gregg Dalman

Nitro Black Dash (4 Laps): Cancelled due to incoming weather

A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 16 Ryan Ruhl, 3. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 4. 4Z – Craig Karazim, 5. 29s Mark Aldrich, 6. 27 Brad Lamberson, 7. 31 Andy Teunnessen, 8. 7K Kyle Pitts, 9. 20A Andy Chehowski, 10. 19 Brett Mann, 11. 19J Linden Jones, 12.70 Jim Lingar, 13. 21 Kirk Cheney, 14. 49t Gregg Dalman DNS – 10S Jay Steinbach

Lap Leaders: Karazim 1-16, Daggett 17-25

Engine Pro Lucky Dog Winner-Jim Lingar

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR - MITCH BROWN, JAKE BROWN, LEE WINGER, MARK BAZUIN, & WAYDE THORNE WIN ON METAL WORKS NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (August 29, 2014) - 117 drivers signed in to race on Metal Works Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Mitch Brown, Jake Brown, Ryan Dinning, Mark Bazuin, and Wayde Thorne visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA METAL WORKS NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 117

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (17 entries)

Mitch Brown was the winner of a riveting non-stop 20 lap 360 Sprint Car feature which took just over 5 minutes to complete. Brown took the lead of the race away from Shane Ross on lap 5, but Kyle Patrick got by on lap 15 and looked to be on the way to his second Ohsweken win of the season. Brown briefly fell back to 3rd behind Todd Hoddick, but rallied to take 2nd back on lap 18, and stole the win away from Patrick on the last lap. The win was Brown's 2nd of the season at Ohsweken, and helped him to move within 27 points of Glenn Styres heading into next week's Season Championship Night. Patrick settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Hoddick, Dain Naida, and Styres.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (5) 2. 33k Kyle Patrick (4) 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (3) 4. 77 Dain Naida (6) 5. 0 Glenn Styres (7) 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (11) 7. 3r Shane Ross (1) 8. 9nz Havard Daniels (14) 9. 5d Dave Dykstra (2) 10. 11 Jamie Turner (12) 11. 5c Conor Mahoney (17) 12. 5 Keith Dempster (10) 13. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (13) 14. 19 Cory Turner (8) 15. 30 Adam West (15) 16. 6 Curtis Gartly (16) DNF. 10j Jeremy Hughes (9) Time - 5:11.725 A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shane Ross (1-4), Mitch Brown (5-14, 20), Kyle Patrick (15-19)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 3. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 4. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 5. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford). Time - 1:56.990

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 2. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 3. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 5. 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 6. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown). Time - 1:59.554

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 4. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 5. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown). Time - 1:55.915

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 5d Dave Dykstra (Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (11 entries)

Mark Czuba led the first 7 laps of the Crate Sprint Car feature before Jake Brown got by. The 2 drivers then raced wheel-to-wheel and swapped the lead several times until Czuba spun in turn 4 on lap 12. Brown drove the remaining laps uncontested to take his 2nd win of the season, while Dylan Westbrook took the runner-up spot after wheel-to-wheel racing with championship leader Ryan Hunsinger and Josh Shantz, and Aaron Turkey rounded out the top 5.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown (3) 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (9) 3. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (10) 4. 18 Josh Shantz (8) 5. 68 Aaron Turkey (5) 6. 12 Brad Herron (2) 7. 00 Mark Czuba (1) 8. 77 Alex Hill (11) 9. 43k Kyle Durnin (7) DNF. 55 Mike Thorne (4) DNS. 38 Tyler Hendricks (6) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mark Czuba (1-7, 9, 11), Jake Brown (8, 10, 12-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 2. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 3. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), DNF. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia). Time - 1:32.956

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 3. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 4. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), DNF. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), DNS. 77 Alex Hill (Ohsweken). Time - 1:34.958

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 408-0646

(Burlington, WA, 08/29/2014) Donny Schatz wins his eighteenth 410 Sprint Car Race of the season in World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series action on the three/tenth's of a mile, high banked clay oval at Skagit Speedway, Burlington, WA.

Schatz having already won five Championship Titles in WoO Sprint Car racing is definitely in the running for the 2014 Championship Title as he powers the STP #15 Sprint lap after lap to the checkered flag.

"They gave me a great race car tonight. We ran the bottom of the track and it was really fast. The top just didn't seem to come in. There were multiple caution/red flags thrown for various incidents.

A lot of things are coming our way right now and you gain what you can. It won't last forever. It takes everything, to get to this point, including my guys who work hard, the manufacturer's, etc. The Sprint is running great but it's our job to keep going forward to win another Championship, but a lot can happen between now and the end of the season. You just do the best you can." said Schatz of Fargo, ND. Schatz timed in with a 11.504 second lap in qualifying for tenth quick, won the first Heat Race, finished second in the Dash which earned Schatz a front row start in this twenty-five lap "A" Feature event.

There were twenty-seven teams that turned out tonight to race this first WoO Sprint Car Series, with second race of this two day event on schedule for tomorrow night, 08/30/2014, as Skagit Speedway celebrates their sixtieth Anniversary. Congratulations to this facility, Promoter Steve Beitler and all of the staff.

Kerry Madsen raced into second place with just two laps to go before the checkered flag flew out. Madsen driving the #29 Sprint clocked in a 11.395 second lap for ninth fast in his qualifying run, won the third Heat Race, scored a third in the Dash and had started this "A" Main in third.

Madsen had dropped into fourth place on the opening lap, then raced that position until only ten laps remained. Madsen regained third place at that point that he held until he made the pass into second place at the checkered flag.

"We had a good car. The track was good but pretty congested at times. The cautions and red flags played into how the Sprints would line up to take on each new green. I'm happy with our second place finish." said Madsen of St. Mary's, (NSW) AUS., who has collected multiple podium finishes, first, second or third this season.

Third place was picked up by Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA and Brad said, "It was Skagit. We'll take a third. We had a good car. There seemed to be a lot of Cautions. Donny (Schatz) had a clear run and a good race car so it was hard to catch him. We'll give it another try tomorrow." Sweet who drives the #49 Sprint.

Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, clocked in a 11.214 second lap to earn second fast time in qualifying, scored in third in the second Heat Race, was eighth in the Dash and took the checkered in fourth.

"Actually we weren't very good but finished in fourth. The top of the track here use to be the fast line, but not this time. It was all the bottom. Then there were the multiple cautions, etc. I think the track is narrow and made it hard to pass." said Saldana.

The first caution of the race flew out on the second lap when Daryn Pittman stopped in the fourth turn. Pittman had been racing in sixth at the time. A red flag went out on the fourth lap when Austen Wheatley seemed to have lost control then made contact with Trey Starks. Wheatley ended upside down. No injuries were reported. Also under this flag, Steve Kinser lost a right rear tire & had to go to the work area. S. Kinser had been racing in twelfth but will now have to tag the rear of the field. Still under this same flag, on the fourth lap, Jonathan Allard had a front left tire go down and also had to go to the work area. Still under this same red flag, Travis Rilat had problems that brought him in to the work area. For Rilat, the race returned to green before he was able to get to the work area.

Fourteen laps scored under this new green when contact on the front stretch, racing out of the fourth turn brought out the red flag. The contact was between Cody Darrah and Kraig Kinser. Darrah ended up, up side down. Darrah was okay but K. Kinser was taken to the ambulance. It wasn't long until K. Kinser was released, he had injured his arm.

With only ten laps to go, the track was throwing dust. At this point there were only seventeen cars left in the field.

The next flag that flew out was the checkered, with Schatz, Madsen, Sweet and Saldana, scoring in the front four finishes. Fifth place went to Paul McMahan, followed by Tayler Malsam, Jason Solwold, Jason Sides, Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, David Gravel, Steve Kinser, Barry Martinez, Jesse Whitney, Brock Lemley, Jacob Allen, Jonathan Jorgenson, Cody Darrah, Kraig Kinser, Jonathan Allard, Austen Wheatley, Trey Starks, Travis Rilat, Logan Schuchart.

The "B" Main, the Dash and the Heat Race finishes, are as follows: (Please note: All finishes, times, etc. are unofficial.)

"B" Main: (Top six transfer to the "A" Main) Jonathan Allard, Logan Schuchart, Barry Martinez, Jesse Whitney, Jacob Allen, Jonathan Jorgenson, Skylar Gee, Matt Jensen, Kevin Smith.

DASH: Darrah, Schatz, Madsen, Malsam, Sweet, K. Kinser, Saldana, Stewart.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Schatz, Pittman, Stewart, Sweet, Solwold, Lemley, Schuchart, Martinez, Whitney.

Heat #2: Darrah, S. Kinser, Saldana, Malsam, Starks, Wheatley, Jorgenson, Gee, Allard.

Heat #3: Madsen, Sides, McMahan, K. Kinser, Gravel, Rilat, Smith, Allen, Jensen.

 

 

Schatz Continues Outlaw Dominance with Win at Skagit Speedway

8/29/14

Alger, WA – Donny Schatz continued his dominant run with the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series with a win on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway on the Friday night edition of the Monster Energy Meltdown. The win was Schatz’s fourth straight with the series and second in a row at Skagit Speedway dating back to last year.

On the outset of the 25 lap a feature, Schatz and Cody Darrah went side by side through the first and second corner with Schatz taking the point solidly exiting turns three and four. From there, the field would try to run down the multiple time series champ, as Donny held a solid lead in clean air but would quickly see his advantage reduced as he approached slower cars. With the back of the field looming, Brad Sweet closed rapidly to the leader’s tail, rolling right up to Donny’s rear nerf before a red flag for fourth place running Darrah, fifth place running Shane Stewart and sixth place Kraig Kinser would give Donny open track once again with 16 laps complete. With clean air on his wing again, Schatz streaked away to a lead of over two seconds en route to his 18th win with the World of Outlaws on the year, 4th in a row and second straight at Skagit Speedway dating back to 2013. Kerry Madsen passed Sweet late for second place, relegating Sweet to a third place finish. Shane Stewart was the quick qualifier on the night. Jonathan Allard won the B Feature. Cody Darrah won the Dash. Heat winners were Schatz, Madsen and Darrah.

The Shipwreck Beads Modifieds were the support division on the night at Skagit Speedway and Craig Moore made some magic happen late race. After finding the top groove to his liking around halfway, Moore built up his momentum around the high groove and pulled even with race leader Lawrence O’Conner on lap 18 and into the lead on lap 19 en route to grabbing a thrilling win. O’Connor would take second after leading 18 of the 20 laps. David Wolford ran third. Heat winners were Kyler Moore and Todd Hardesty.

World of Outlaw STP Sprint Cars Fast Time – Shane Stewart 11.173 Heat 1 – Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet, Jason Solwold, Brock Lemley, Logan Schuchart, Barry Martinez, Jesse Whitney Heat 2 – Cody Darrah, Steve Kinser, Joey Saldana, Tayler Malsam, Trey Starks, Austen Wheatley, Jonathan Jorgenson, Skylar Gee, Jonathan Allard Heat 3 – Kerry Madsen, Jason Sides, Paul McMahon, Kraig Kinser, David Gravel, Travis Rilat, Kevin Smith, Jacob Allen, Matt Jensen Dash – Cody Darrah, Donny Schatz, Kerry Madsen, Brad Sweet, Tayler Malsam, Shane Stewart, Kraig Kinser, Joey Saldana B Main – Jonathan Allard, Logan Schuchart, Barry Martinez, Jesse Whitney, Jacob Allen, Jonathan Jorgenson, Skylar Gee, Matt Jensen, Kevin Smith A Main – Donny Schatz, Kerry Madsen, Brad Sweet, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahon, Tayler Malsam, Jason Solwold, Jason Sides, Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, David Gravel, Steve Kinser, Barry Martinez, Jesse Whitney, Brock Lemley, Jacob Allen, Jonathan Jorgenson, Cody Darrah, Kraig Kinser, Jonathan Allard, Austen Wheatley, Trey Starks, Travis Rilat, Logan Schuchart Lap Leaders – Schatz 1-25

Shipwreck Beads Modifieds Heat 1 – Kyler Moore, Lawrence O’Connor, Graham Cook, Dave Burns, Bryan Grey Heat 2 – Todd Hardesty, Craig Moore, Mel Decker, David Wolford, David Bottoms Main – Craig Moore, Lawrence O’Connor, David Wolford, Kyler Moore, Bryan Grey, Dave Burns, David Bottoms, Mel Decker, Graham Cook, Todd Hardesty Lap Leaders – O’Connor 1-18 Schatz 19-20

 

 

Holtgraver takes UNOH All Star victory

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Making his first ever visit to Attica Raceway Park, Scott Bloomquist survived a two-lap dash to the finish for his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of the season worth $10,000 on Detroit Chocolat Night.

Bloomquist led all 50-laps in his Ole Smoky Moonshine, Lucas Oil Products sponsored Sweet-Bloomquist entry. Bloomquist, from Mooresburg, Tenn., earned his 51st career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory out dueling Steve Francis, Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, and Mason Zeigler to round out the top five.

“It was a little bit of work out there. Depending on how you came off the corners with those…mobiles I guess you’d call them…they’d definitely throw you around. You had to pay attention where the wall was at. The car was awesome…I could run anywhere on the race track. But with two to go I felt something..like something jarred on the car. Like a lot of races this year I was wondering if I’d lose this on the last lap,” said Bloomquist.

“This is our first time here; everyone knows our winning percentage at new tracks in my career is pretty good. This is really a nice track. I hoped the fans enjoyed this show,” said the 50-year-old veteran. “We are a little short of help this weekend, but everybody did a great job. I had to groove the tires and do some other things, but overall the car handled so well all night long. We have been so close to winning other races this year; I was determined to win this tonight. I have to thank Ole Smoky Moonshine, Penske Shocks, Hawkeye Trucking, Base Fuels, Lucas Oil Products, and Durham Race Engines.”

Both Francis and Pearson took a shot at Bloomquist in the final two circuits, but they came up short of going to victory lane.

“I caught a rock about half way through and tore the face shield off so we just were trying to see where we were going. It’s our second straight runner-up finish,” said Francis, who brought his Clint Bowyer Racing, Georgia Boot, Barry Wright Race Cars entry across the line for another podium finish. “We are really running well here lately. It’s great to be back in the mix for a win. Scott could run straighter up off the corner than we could. I slipped back to fifth at one point, and the car was so much better up top. We just didn’t have anything for Scott on that final restart. The way it turned out, we were fortunate to hold off Earl for second.”

Pearson finished third in his Bobby Labonte Racing, Lucas Oil Products, Longhorn Chevrolet. “With the way our season has gone this year, I didn’t know what was going to happen on that final restart. The car was good all race long, it would run better down low on the track. I thought I was going to get by Steve there a couple of times, but we will take this finish…I think we run third here last year. Hopefully when we come back we can move up a spot or two.”

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver would lead all 30 laps of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions feature to score the victory. It was the third UNOH All Star win of the year for Holtgraver and the third overall career win at Attica for the driver of the Rob Hunter Racing #10h. Holtgraver has seven total wins in 2014.

“I didn’t want to see the lapped cars with five to go. I caught them pretty quick and I thought I might be able to get around them but they were just as fast. I was struggling there. I knew Caleb (Griffith) would be there. Clean air definitely helped tonight…I was able to get out front and go,” said Holtgraver beside his Seneca Energy Corp. /Berlin Natural Bakery/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/DKW Transport backed machine.

“I can’t thank Rob Hunter enough for giving me this opportunity. And my dad, Earl, Josh, Pup…everyone that helps out. It’s a lot of fun and hopefully we can turn things around here at the end of the season and get some good runs,” added Holtgraver.

“Anyone that knows me knows I’m not real comfortable on the cushion and I wasn’t really beating it down. There was enough there to keep up my momentum. I knew I could run the bottom…luckily I was good enough to get it done. We were fast out of the box tonight and that’s where we’ve been struggling at the beginning of the night. So hopefully if we can come out tomorrow like this…it makes your night a lot easier,” concluded Holtgraver.

After a fantastic battle with Rob Chaney and Byron Reed, Attica’s 2014 track champion Caleb Griffith would take the second spot.

“We were pretty good night. I saw Big Dan (Holtgraver’s dad) come out on the red and he changed his line so I thought I could switch my line around and it looked okay for awhile and I thought we were going to get to him. But then he legged it out a little and when he got stuck in traffic Rob (Chaney) got to us and raced us hard. Bringing home second is a good effort,” said Griffith beside his Al Davis Carpet/McDonald’s/JLH General Contractor/Shelluke’s Bar/Crown Battery/B&L Plumbing/Griff’s Engines/Bethesda Care Center/Erlin Trader/Ballville EZ Shop backed machine.

Byron Reed, who scored his first win of the season last Saturday at Attica, would storm from his 11th starting spot for a third place finish.

“This isn’t generally the type of track I do well on so it feels good to run well on this. I think if I would have found the top in one and two sooner I could have gotten up there to run with them. But, once I got back up there I started catching them again. I happy with how we did,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery/Kistler Engines/ProShocks backed #5.

In the 50 laps late model feature, Bloomquist and Francis would bring the field to green with Bloomquist gaining the advantage over Earl Pearson Jr., Francis, Jimmy Owens, and Mason Zeigler. Pearson would grab second on lap two.

Just as things seemed like they would get interesting as the leaders prepared to enter heavy lapped traffic, the caution flew on lap 12 when Ryan Markham stopped with a flat tire. Just prior Bloomquist made a daring move, splitting two lapped cars in turn three.

When the green flew again, Bloomquist pulled away from Francis, Pearson, Zeigler (who won the Summer Nationals event at Attica in July), Brian Birkhofer, Jared Landers, and Owens. Landers would spin on lap 15 to slow the race pace. When the green flew so did Bloomquist, pulling away with the battle for second heating up between Francis, Pearson and Zeigler.

As Bloomquist drove away, Pearson would take second on lap 15, bringing Zeigler to third. Zeigler would take second on lap 17 and he Pearson and Francis continues to battle hard over the next hand full of laps. The caution would fly for a Rocky Owens spin on lap 17.

The restart order was Bloomquist, Zeigler, Francis, Pearson and Owens. When the race went back to green again Bloomquist drove away from the tremendous battle for second with Zeigler, Francis and Pearson swapping the spot all over the track. Pearson would take the runner-up son on lap 20 but Zeigler continue to hound him.

The leaders would finally find lapped traffic on lap 29 and Bloomquist had a nearly three second lead over Francis, Zeigler, Pearson, Owens, Don O’Neal and Birkhofer. Nothing would change in the top six through lap 40. Pearson would finally take third on lap 41.

Bloomquist was on cruise control, extending his lead to nearly four second when the caution flew with two laps to go when Jason Papich spun in turn four. That would put Francis, Pearson, Zeigler, Owens and O’Neal right on Bloomquist rear bumper.

When the green came for the two lap dash to the finish, Bloomquist drove away for the win over Francis and Pearson. Owens would get around Zeigler to take fourth.

In the 30-lap UNOH All Star feature, Rob Chaney and Holtgraver would bring the field to green. But, before a lap could be completed Lee Jacobs would spin in turn two, collecting Caleb Armstrong. On the ensuing restart, Holtgraver would drive into the lead over Chaney, Duane Zablocki, Caleb Griffith, Cap Henry, Sheldon Haudenschild, Chris Andrews and Byron Reed.

Griffith would drive into third on lap two and battled with Chaney for the runner-up spot. Holtgraver would blast away on the high line as Griffith took second on lap four. The race would grind to a halt on lap seven when Jody Keegan tipped over in turn three. The restart order was Holtgraver, Griffith, Chaney, Zablocki, Reed, Sheldon Haudenschild, Henry, Andrews, Jac Haudenschild (up from 16th) and Dale Blaney (up from 18th).

Holtgraver got a tremendous restart but Griffith stayed within striking distance as Chaney and Reed battle for third. Brian Lay would spin in turn four on lap 10 for another caution. A lap later and Stuart Brubaker spun for the race’s final caution.

The restart with 19 laps to go had Holtgraver over Griffith, Chaney, Reed, Sheldon Haudenschild, Zablocki, Henry and Jac Haudenschild. As Holtgraver held his line to maintain the lead when the green reappeared, Griffith, Chaney, Reed and Sheldon Haudenschild waged a darn good battle. Reed would take third on lap 14 only to see Chaney regain the spot a circuit later.

Holtgraver could not shake Griffith as Chaney and Reed continued their war for third with Sheldon Haudenschild, Zablocki, Henry and Blaney in tow. Holtgraver finally caught the back of the pack with five laps remaining and had to move his high line to the bottom and Griffith closed. Reed would use the traffic to finally take third on lap 27.

Holtgraver would navigate through the traffic to take the win over Griffith, Reed, Chaney and Zablocki.

Attica Raceway Park - 8/29/2014

Detroit Chocolat Night

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series -31 cars

[#]-Starting Position Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Scott Bloomquist / 14.329 seconds

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Scott Bloomquist /14.329

Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Steve Francis / 14.563 seconds

Fast Shafts Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Mason Zeigler, Don O'Neal, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jason Papich, Matt Irey, Larry Bellman, Steve Sabo

Eibach Springs Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Jared Landers, Jason Hughes, Rocky Owens, Shane McLoughlin, Douglas Baird, Devin Moran, Steve Casebolt

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Steve Francis, Brian Birkhofer, John Blankenship, Larry Kingseed, Ryan Missler, Ross Nicastri, Cody Scott, Chris Keller

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Jeff Babcock, Ryan Markham, Devin Shiels, John Bores, Mike Bores

JRi Shocks B-Main #1 (12 Laps, Top 6 Transfer) Finish: Jason Papich, Shane McLoughlin, Devin Moran, Ryan Missler, Chris Keller, Matt Irey, Devin Shiels, Larry Bellman, John Bores, Ross Nicastri, Steve Sabo, Douglas Baird, Mike Bores, Cody Scott, Steve Casebolt-DNS

A-Main - (50 Laps)

1. O-Scott Bloomquist[1]; 2. 15-Steve Francis[2]; 3. 44-Earl Pearson Jr.[3]; 4. 20-Jimmy Owens[4]; 5. 25Z-Jason Zeigler[5]; 6. 5-Don O'Neal[9]; 7. 15B-Brian Birkhofer[6]; 8. 23-John Blankenship[10]; 9. 28-Eddir Carrier Jr.[8]; 10. 777-Jared Landers[7]; 11. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr.[13]; 12. 12-Jason Hughes[11]; 13. 5M-Ryan Markham[16]; 14. 36-Matt Irey[22]; 15. 91P-Jason Papich[17]; 16. OO-Chris Keller[21]; 17. 99M-Devin Moran[19]; 18. 9M-Shane McLoughlin[18]; 19. 15BX-Mike Bores[24]; 20. 1B-Jeff Babcock[12]; 21. 29-Rocky Owens[15]; 22. 50Y-Ryan Missler[20]; 23. 21-Larry Kingseed[14]; 24. 48-John Bores[25]; 25. C9-Steve Casebolt[23]

Hard Charger: 36-Matt Irey[+8]

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints (30 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.651; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.663; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.681; 4. 60K-Jody Keegan, 12.719; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.766; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.779; 7. 53-Cap Henry, 12.857; 8. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.883; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.884; 10. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.943; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.950; 12. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.950; 13. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.968; 14. 4-Danny Smith, 13.002; 15. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.033; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.048; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney , 13.056; 18. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.059; 19. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 13.148; 20. 14K-Dale Blaney , 13.183; 21. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.197; 22. 11X-Brandon Martin , 13.205; 23. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.220; 24. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.220; 25. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.236; 26. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.340; 27. 33M-Beau Stewart, 13.372; 28. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.512; 29. 7-Troy Kingan, 13.817; 30. 40I-Mark Imler, 14.028

Heat 1 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 6. 7-Troy Kingan[8] ; 7. 91-Cale Thomas[1] ; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney [2]

Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; 2. 11X-Brandon Martin [1] ; 3. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 4. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 5. 9-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5] ; 8. 40I-Mark Imler[8]

Heat 3 – Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[3] ; 4. 6M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney[6] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 7. 33M-Beau Stewart[7]

Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney [2] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[7] ; 7. 60K-Jody Keegan[6]

Dash – Jake’s Custom Golf Carts (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 9X-Rob Chaney[2] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 5. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3]

B-Main – MSD Ignitions (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 60K-Jody Keegan[1] ; 5. 33M-Beau Stewart[7] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[2] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[10] ; 8. 7-Troy Kingan[9]

UNOH A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[8]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[11]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[1]; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6]; 6. 53-Cap Henry[3]; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7]; 8. 16-Chris Andrews[5]; 9. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[16]; 10. 14K-Dale Blaney [18]; 11. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[10]; 12. 6M-Max Stambaugh[17]; 13. 11X-Brandon Martin [19]; 14. 9-Dean Jacobs[23]; 15. 11N-Randy Hannagan[20]; 16. 1ST-Gary Taylor[22]; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker[14]; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15]; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs[4]; 20. 22-Cole Duncan[13]; 21. 45-Tim Shaffer[24]; 22. 45L-Brian Lay[21]; 23. 60K-Jody Keegan[12]; 24. 4-Danny Smith[9]

Hard Charger: 9-Dean Jacobs[+9]

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

 

 

Starks Wins Thrilling Summer Thunder Series Feature at Skagit Speedway

8/28/14

Alger, WA – The first of three nights of racing at Skagit Speedway kicked off with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series and Sportsman Sprint Showdown on the slate for Thursday night. When the dust settled, Trey Starks won the Summer Thunder Series main event and Zach McCabe emerged triumphant in the Sportsman Showdown.

19 360 sprint cars signed in for action in the second to last race for the Summer Thunder Series of the season. Trey Starks and Tayler Malsam occupied row one for the main event and on the drop of the green, the two young guns went wheel to wheel for the lead. Starks found good bite on the top side of turn four to grab the early lead while Malsam settled in behind him. Starks, Malsam, Travis Rilat, Colton Heath and Reece Goetz led the pack into traffic, where Starks saw his lead erased and found Malsam right on his tail tank by lap 15 when the caution flied. On the restart, Rilat lost multiple spots to Heath and Goetz while Starks reestablished his lead out front. As he reentered traffic, Malsam and Heath closed as did Jason Solwold who’d run from the back of the field up to fourth. Starks was masterful diving in and out of slower cars, while Malsam and Heath tried countering. Solwold took advantage of the slower traffic, finding a way underneath Heath and Malsam on the same lap and putting himself in position to challenge Starks with 25 of 30 laps complete. Trey saw Jason’s nose a couple of times, but kept his foot in the throttle and held the veteran at bay to grab his first win of the year at Skagit Speedway. Solwold completed his impressive run up the field with a second place finish. Heath passed Malsam late to take third and carry the Summer Thunder Series Point Lead into Grays Harbor Raceway for the series finale’ on Sunday night. Malsam set quick time. Robbie Price, Matt Jensen and Michael Bollinger were the heat race winners.

A 15 car invert on night one of the Sportsman Sprint Showdown put Zach McCabe on the outside front row for the 25 lap main event. McCabe, the 2013 Sportsman Showdown Champion, capitalized on his opportunity, leading every lap of the main event without challenge en route to grabbing the preliminary night victory. Cory Swatzina ran second and James Bundy was third. Tyler Fox was the fast qualifier. The Sportsman Sprint Showdown will conclude on Saturday night with the field lined up by points accrued from time trials, heat race finish, main event finish and positions gained over the course of Thursday. A full point rundown is listed below.

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Tyler Fox 12.807 Heat 1 – Bill Rude, Cory Swatzina, Tyler Fox, Cory Samuelson, Daniel McGrew, Justin Bienert, Steve Parker, Glen Reinstra, Roger Oudman Heat 2 – Steve Reeves, Michael Hodel, Devin Barnes, Ashley Lewellen, Joe Lyon, Ben Gunderson, Brett McGhie, Greg Otis Heat 3 – Robbie Price, Brady Jansen, Zach McCabe, James Bundy, Paul Burdick, Clayton Sibley, Cale Brooke, Dave Mead B Main – Justin Bienert, Steve Parker, Clayton Sibley, Ben Gunderson, Dave Mead, Roger Oudman, Cale Brooke, Greg Otis, Glen Reinstra, Brett McGhie A Main – Zach McCabe, Cory Swatzina, James Bundy, Steve Parker, Daniel McGrew, Justin Bienert, Joe Lyon, Steve Reeves, Tyler Fox, Paul Burdick, Dave Mead, Cory Samuelson, Brady Jansen, Ben Gunderson, Ashley Lewellen, Michael Hodel, Bill Rude, Devin Barnes, Clayton Sibley, Robbie Price Lap Leaders – McCabe 1-25 360 Sprints Fast Time – Tayler Malsam 11.939 Heat 1 – Robbie Price, Tayler Malsam, Skylar Gee, Colton Heath, Justin Youngquist, Greg Hamilton, Zeth Custer Heat 2 – Matt Jensen, Derek Roberts, Trey Starks, Reece Goetz, Eric Fisher, Steve Reeves Heat 3 – Michael Bollinger, Kelsey Carpenter, Jason Solwold, Travis Rilat, Luke Didiuk, Steve James Main – Trey Starks, Jason Solwold, Colton Heath, Tayler Malsam, Reece Goetz, Robbie Price, Travis Rilat, Kelsey Carpenter, Greg Hamilton, Justin Youngquist, Derek Roberts, Skylar Gee, Matt Jensen, Steve Reeves, Steve James, Zeth Custer, Luke Didiuk, Eric Fisher, Michael Bollinger Lap Leaders – Starks 1-30

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Tyler Fox 12.807 Heat 1 – Bill Rude, Cory Swatzina, Tyler Fox, Cory Samuelson, Daniel McGrew, Justin Bienert, Steve Parker, Glen Reinstra, Roger Oudman Heat 2 – Steve Reeves, Michael Hodel, Devin Barnes, Ashley Lewellen, Joe Lyon, Ben Gunderson, Brett McGhie, Greg Otis Heat 3 – Robbie Price, Brady Jansen, Zach McCabe, James Bundy, Paul Burdick, Clayton Sibley, Cale Brooke, Dave Mead B Main – Justin Bienert, Steve Parker, Clayton Sibley, Ben Gunderson, Dave Mead, Roger Oudman, Cale Brooke, Greg Otis, Glen Reinstra, Brett McGhie A Main – Zach McCabe, Cory Swatzina, James Bundy, Steve Parker, Daniel McGrew, Justin Bienert, Joe Lyon, Steve Reeves, Tyler Fox, Paul Burdick, Dave Mead, Cory Samuelson, Brady Jansen, Ben Gunderson, Ashley Lewellen, Michael Hodel, Bill Rude, Devin Barnes, Clayton Sibley, Robbie Price Lap Leaders – McCabe 1-25

Sportsman Showdown Points

1. 567 – Cory Swatzina 2. 547 – James Bundy 3. 536 – Zach McCabe 4. 535 – Tyler Fox 5. 535 – Steve Parker 6. 533 – Justin Bienert 7. 519 – Steve Reeves 8. 516 – Daniel McGrew 9. 512 – Brady Jansen 10. 511 – Joe Lyon 11. 507 – Paul Burdick 12. 504 – Dave Mead 13. 502 – Cory Samuelson 14. 498 – Ashley Lewellen 15. 497 – Bill Rude 16. 496 – Michael Hodel 17. 495 – Devin Barnes 18. 491 – Ben Gunderson 19. 482 – Robbie Price 20. 469 – Clayton Sibley 21. 450 – Roger Oudman 22. 448 – Greg Otis 23. 441 – Brett McGhie 24. 270 – Cale Brooke 25. 262 – Glen Reinstra

 

 

Ely Conquers Top End Challenge Opener

A lack of familiarity with either the track or the race car he was driving wasn’t enough to prevent South Australian Chad Ely from starring in the opening weekend of the Top End Challenge for 360 Sprintcars. In what was his Northline Speedway (Darwin, NT) debut and his first drive aboard the Nick Halkitis-owned car, the current Australian Champion managed to overcome a slow start on the opening night and go on to dominate the second and final night, which doubled as the Cadillac Transport supported Darwin Title. The opening night of the Darwin Title started with qualifying time trials. At the completion of time trials, it was local favourite Jason McIver who topped the time sheets. In the heat races, wins were shared between Danny Porter, Ben Atkinson, Ely and Halkitis. The 20-lap preliminary feature race resulted in Atkinson dominating proceedings. After being the highest point score heading into the feature race, Atkinson powered to the lead from the outset and went on to pace the field for the entire distance. At the fall of the chequered flag, he scored a comfortable win. After some tough runs in the earlier heat races, McIver, who had started the preliminary feature race from deep in the field (position 13), charged his way through the field to finish in second place behind Atkinson. Ely was making gains with every outing and he finished the opening night by rounding out the podium finishers in third. The top-five finishers were completed by Porter and Steven Ling. Daniel Evans (SA), Zac Farrer (Vic), Mark King and Yoshi King were the remainder of the finishers. The hard-luck stories of the preliminary feature race were Halkitis (engine failure) along with Dale Giffin and South Australian Jed Bell. The latter two were involved in a crash together earlier in the night, but managed to return for the preliminary feature race, but were unable to finish. In the second round of heat races, rookie Tim Woolfe crashed out of contention, and it consequently brought his weekend to a premature end. The second and final night saw a remaining two rounds of heat races and the feature race. Ely (x 2), McIver and Atkinson scored the heat-race wins. Atkinson’s win in the final heat race consolidated his top position in the points standings heading into the feature race. Atkinson decided to start from position two in the 30-lap feature race, which saw the second highest point scorer Ely start from pole position. In what was a position that Ely took full advantage of, he powered to the lead from the drop of the green flag, and stayed out in front all the way through to the finish. Despite his best efforts, Atkinson was unable to deny Ely of the front running spot and had to settle for second. It was yet another hard-charging drive from McIver. After starting from position 11 in the field, he managed to fight his way through the field to finish in third on the podium. Outside the podium finishers were Halkitis, Farrer, Evans, Bell, Ed Trutwin (WA), Mark King and Griffin in 10th. The non-finishers were Ling, Porter and Yoshi King. The second and final weekend of the Top End Challenge, which doubles as the HB Concrete supported Northern Territory Title, will return to Northline Speedway this Friday and Saturday night (August 29 and 30). To find out more about the Top End Challenge, visit www.nt360sprintcars.com.au or contact Jason McIver on 0408 818 544.

 

Marten and Utter Beat Curfew at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 8-23-2014

Plymouth Dirt Track worked vigorously on track preparation with all the resent rain. Vietnam War Era American Huey Air Ambulance landed in the infield during opening ceremonies. As a result of a generous donation from PDTR, 12 children from local Boys & Girls Clubs and Big Brothers & Big Sisters had the opportunity to ride aboard the Helicopter. Johnsonville Sausage Late Models and Corn Belt Series combined for this evening’s late model program.

Jason Johnson and Lance Fassbender made up the front row as the Aldog-Honald Mechanical Sprints took the green flag. Johnson jumped out to the lead with Fassbender, Danny Schlafer and Justin Miller succeeding. Johnson remained in control as he encountered lapped traffic on lap 5 on this extremely fast track. Lap 6 Danny Schlafer caught the infield tires causing him to break and retire to the pits for the evening during the only caution. Justin Miller and Kyle Marten passed Lance Fassbender on the restart. Lap 12 Johnson amongst lapped traffic again and Kyle Marten was closing in. Eighth and ninth place drivers Jim Melis and Donny Goeden were battling their way through traffic. Marten slid past Johnson to take control of the field, only lasted three laps until Johnson got him back. Marten regained control of the field with Johnson and Shane Wenninger close behind. Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls) maneuvering around more lapped traffic helped separate him from fellow drivers as he crossed the checkers first followed by Jason Johnson (Campbellsport), Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Justin Miller (Plymouth) and John Krebsbach (Casacade). B-Main Winner was Tim Melis(Plymouth) and remaining transfer cars were Scott Conger (Eagle), Nick Melis (Plymouth), Al Schlaefer (Sussex), Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Robbie Pribnow(Knowles) and alternate Samantha Portschy (Plymouth). Four drivers tied for hard charger passing seven cars each: Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls), Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) and Al Schlafer (Sussex). Heat Winners:John Krebsbach (Cascasde), Danny Schlafer(Sussex) and Justin Miller (Plymouth)

This evening’smain feature was the Corn Belt Clash Late Model race where the winner took home $3,000. Front row consisted of Jake Redetzke and Spenser Diercks leading the field to the green. Diercks jumped out to an early lead over Jason Utter. Caution on lap 3 for Random Lakes Brad Mueller after lift bar damage causing him to retire to the pits earlier than expected. Lap 4 was caution stricken with three separate cautions resulting in four drivers seeking the attention of their crews including Billy Rezitek and Tim Buhler. Restart results inDiercks still in control of the field until a three way battle occurred sending Diercks back to third place. Mitch McGrath and Jason Rauen stick to their goal of winning slowly picking off cars every few laps on their search for the leaders. New leader Utter was closely shadowed by Chris Simpson. Lap 14 Simpson and Utter touch as they battle for the lead sending Simpson to spin bringing out another caution. On the restart Mark Rose got a little sideways shooting through the infield corner hopping the tires and getting stuck in the mud. Utter controlled the field on the restart and continued with the lead for a few laps until Chad Simpson notified Utter that he was there touching and almost swapping positions. Utter motored back and kept the field under his control, catching lapped traffic as well. Jason Utter (Columbus Junction, IA) crosses the double checkers first trailed by Chad Simpson (Mt. Verna, IA), Jake Redetzke (Eau Claire, WI), Spenser Diercks (Davenport, IA) and Lance Matthees (Winona, MN). Corn Belt Clash Late Models raced two B-Mains and a six lap/six car dash to determine the field for the feature. Dash was won by Spencer Diercksjust eighteen years old (Davenport, IA). B-Main 1 winner: Dave Eckrich (Oxford, IA) and transfer cars were: Paul Parker and Mike Fryer (Freeport, IL). B-Main 2 winner: Bobby Smith and transfer cars were Turk Letizia (Milwaukee) and Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah). Heat Winners:Jason Utter (Columbus Junction, IA), Spenser Diercks (Davenport, IA), Jake Redetske (Eau Claire, WI) and Chris Simpson (Oxford, IA).

Running extremely close to curfew, Mark Fieber and Tim Simon led the Feldmann Sales and Service Grand Nationals to the green flag. Lap one brought out an immediate caution for a car spinning, a restart resulted in another caution. PDTR determined that curfew was met and equal pay and points went to all feature participating drivers. Heat Winners: Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), Matt Yancey (Sheboygan), and James Pagel (St. Cloud)

Outlaw Compacts were unable to race this evening with curfew met. Equal pay and points were given to drivers. Heat Winners: Ben Meyerhofer (Menasha), Chris Maas (Oakfield)

Special thanks to evening sponsor Van Der Vaart Concrete Products and evening trophy sponsor Collins State Bank. Please join us next Friday for the IRA show during the Sheboygan County Fair, for more information visit www.plymouthdtr.com.

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Conquers Cornwall to Complete Weekend Sweep and Claim PST Canada Championship

Rich Vleck, CORNWALL, ONTARIO, (August 24, 2014)- Jared Zimbardi only needed to start the 25-lap feature to claim the PST Canada Championship, but he did a lot more than that, dominating the A-Main to celebrate the crown in style with his first career win at the tight -mile.

Zimbardi, of Bradford, PA, took the lead from polesitter Alain Bergeron on lap four and showed strengthen in lapped traffic the rest of the way to claim his second Canadian weekend sweep of the year. In the five PST Canada events in 2014, “The Juice” scored four wins and a second-place finish.

This is the first PST Canada Championship for the two-time and defending PST America Championship. Barring anything unforeseen, he is also on pace to claim the USA title as well for a third time this year, a season that has now produced an amazing six PST wins.

Alain Bergeron was able to hang on for his second runner-up finish of the season to secure the second position in the final PST Canada standings. Lee Ladouceur would drive up to finish third in both the race and the standings.

Four-time Conrwall sprint winner Steve Poirier drove up to fourth after redrawing the eighth starting position. Rick Wilson scored his best finish at Cornwall since 2005 as he rounded out the top five for the second straight night.

2013 Cornwall winner Jason Barney was sixth, with Michigan’s Dain Naida crossing in seventh. Mitch Brown was ahead of Wayne Johnson, who rallied to finish ninth after a lap three incident. Quebec’s Alain Boisvert completed the top 10.

The red flag had to be displayed on lap six when Kyle Fraser’s 01 had a soft flip in turn four. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada 25-Lap Feature Finish: 1. 35 Jared Zimbardi, 2. 8b Alain Bergeron, 3. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 4. 28FM Steve Poirier, 5. 42w Rickey Wilson, 6. 87 Jason Barney, 7. 77 Dain Naida, 8. 10 Mitchell Brown, 9. 77x Wayne Johnson, 10. 73 Alain Boisvert, 11. 11J Chris Jones, 12. 24 Devin Caron, 13. 5 Keith Dempster, 14. 0 Glenn Styres, 15. 84 Tyler Rand, 16. 98 Paul Pekkonen, 17. 00 Dane Lorenc, 18. 01 Kyle Fraser, 19. 15aw April Wilson

Four Laps of Fame Dash for Cash Finish: 1. 77 Dain Naida, 2. 98 Paul Pekkonen, 3. 00 Dane Lorenc, 4. 11J Chris Jones, 5. 84 Tyler Rand, 6. 73 Alain Boisvert.

Heat Results (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: Johnson, R. Wilson, Zimbardi, Naida, Dempster, Styres, Caron.

Race 2: Ladouceur, Brown, Pekkonen, Jones, Lorenc, Fraser.

Race 3: Bergeron, Poirier, Barney, Boisvert, Rand, A. Wilson.

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Standings (Top 10)- Zimbardi 745, Bergeron 686, Ladouceur 666, Brown 651, Jones 613, Fraser 559, R. Wilson 519, A. Wilson 448, Rand 447, Lorenc 363.

Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Standings (Top Five)- D. Just 21, Polyak 17, Knab 16, Evans and Brown 14.

Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Polyak and Lorenc 31, Glover 27, Zimbardi 25, Kreutter and S. Just 23.

 

 

Abreu Awesome In Second Johnny Key Classic Victory

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Aptos, CA)- Continuing a masterful 2014 campaign, Rico Abreu became the eighth different winner in eight shows to date with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, as he electrified the crowd with a charge from 16th to win the 54th Johnny Key Classic Presented By Al’s Roofing Supply, his second career, and the first driver to score back to back wins since Chuck Miller pulled it off in 1993-1994.

With Bud Kaeding and Shane Golobic leading the field to green following the dash earlier in the evening, it was Kaeding getting the early advantage as Golobic settled into the second spot, with Matt Peterson moving into third from his sixth starting spot using a very nice move in the first corner.

Following a red flag for an uninjured Dominic Scelzi on the second lap, Golobic and Kaeding hooked up in a torrid dogfight for the top spot, as Kaeding pounded the cushion, With Golobic working the bottom of a very racy surface early in the race.

With the battle up front a great one, racing action was exciting all over the track, as Brent Kaeding and Abreu were coming on from the back of the pack, as the caution waived on the ninth circuit slowing the pace of the event.

When the action resumed, the lead duo pulled away from the pack, and behind them Tommy Tarlton and Peterson began battling for the third spot, as a surging Abreu quickly became a factor as he raced his way towards the Top-Five.

With laps clicking off at a fast pace, Golobic made his move for the lead on the 20th lap, and behind him, Abreu took the second spot from Kaeding on the 22nd lap.

With the leader now in Abreu’s sights, he was able to make a big time move on the 24th lap, to grab the lead, and hold the top spot when the scheduled caution flew on the 25th lap.

At the break, Abreu led Golobic, Kaeding, Peterson and Tommy Tarlton rounding out the top-five as crews had 10-minutes to make any changes they saw fit to their machines.

Following the stop, the race had a little trouble getting started, as Tommy Tarlton’s night came to an end with engine issues, and he slowed to a stop before Sean Becker and Shawn Wright came to stops on the following attempts at restarts.

When the race went back green, the exciting action that had fans on the edge of their seats during the opening segment slowly went away as the track began laying rubber, putting passing at a premium.

Though the rubber was down, Brent Kaeding and Jonathan Allard were able to slowly work their way forward, as Abreu had his hands full with Golobic at the front of the field as lapped traffic came into play.

With the bottom of the speedway being the preferred line, Abreu was able to get out of line exiting turn two on the 40th lap to clear a slower car, and quickly get back in the rubber, as he had Golobic breathing down his neck.

The 47th lap brought the race’s final caution, and during the yellow, fourth running Matt Peterson’s strong run came to an end as his right rear tire went flat, forcing him to make a trip to the work area with three laps to go.

When the action resumed, Abreu was flawless over the final three laps, as he was able to pick up his second consecutive Johnny Key Classic Presented By Al’s Roofing Supply, as he took the checkered over Shane Golobic, Bud Kaeding, Mason Moore, and 19th starting Brent Kaeding.

“It is incredible to see what this event is evolving into,” a jubilant Abreu said in victory lane. “The first 25 laps of this thing were awesome, and I hope all of you fans enjoyed that. I think starting earlier hurt the track in the long run, but John Prentice and this track are heavily watched so it was necessary to make sure we got this race in. I can’t thank the track, the series, and all of the great people who put events like this on. I also can’t thank Paul Silva, and my entire team for working so hard all night.”

Though he continued to remain very consistent with the Civil War and Taco Bravo Series, Shane Golobic was disappointed to run second, but was able to see the big picture.

“We would have loved to be one spot better, but it is really hard to be upset with second place,” he said. “Rico is having an awesome year, and congrats to those guys. We are having a pretty awesome year too, and hopefully we can celebrate a couple of championships in the next few weeks. I have to thank everyone who continues to give me a fast racecar each night.”

After leading the early portion of the race, 1996 Johnny Key Classic Winner, Bud Kaeding, would end up finishing in the third spot.

“We had a good car early, and the track started to change, and Shane and Rico were able to get by us right at the end of the first segment,” he said. “We put ourselves in a good position, and it’s nice to get a podium at a cool event.”

Rounding out the Top-10 in the event were 15th starting, Jonathan Allard, Kyle Hirst, Greg DeCaires, Mitchell Faccinto, and Kurt Nelson.

With five drivers being locked into the feature event, the 43 additional drivers were set for time trials and a qualifier, vying for one of 17 positions into the feature event.

With Matt Peterson taking the night’s quick time honors, four 12-lap qualifers were lined up straight up off of qualifying times, with the top-four finishers transferring to the feature event in what proved to be four very exciting races.

The first qualifier of the night saw Matt Peterson take advantage of his front row starting position as he was able to pick up the win, and move to the feature with Carson Macedo, Sean Becker, and Brent Kaeding.

The second qualifier of the night saw an exciting finish, as DJ Netto picked up the win over Kyle Hirst and Jonathan Allard. In a wheel-to-wheel battle for the final spot, Dominic Scelzi and Craig Stidham got together coming to the checkered flag, with Stidham getting upside down, and Scelzi taking the final transfer spot.

In the third qualifier, Billy Butler and Alissa Geving thrilled the crowd in a slide-job exhibition for the top spot, with Geving making a bold move to take the win as Butler settled for second with Kurt Nelson and Heath Duinkerken moving on.

Justyn Cox picked up the fourth qualifier win as he held on Mitchell Faccinto, Rico Abreu and Jamie Duff, who all earned feature starting spots.

With only five cars being locked in, to start the night, it was announced at the drivers meeting that the fastest driver from time trials to finish fifth in their qualifier would earn the final feature spot, and that driver was Shawn Wright.

The Civil War Sprint Car Series would like to thank Flowmaster, BR Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, CRV Carbon Solutions, Design 500, Dirt Solution, Taco Bravo, Hansen Machine, Frankland Racing Supply, Fuel Safe, Hoosier, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Kaeding Performance, King Racing Products, KSE Power Steering Products, Pit Stop USA, MPD, All Pro, RCM Design, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, SRP, VSR, and Weld Racing for their support.

ON TAP: The Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented By Flowmaster will kick of the Gold Cup Race of Champions at the Silver Dollar Speedway for the always exciting Wednesday show on September 3rd.

WINNERS: Winners in the 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster… Andy Gregg- 1 (Marysville Raceway Park on March 15th), DJ Netto-1 (Marysville Raceway Park on May 24th), Shane Golobic-1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on May 25th), Andy Forsberg- 1 (Placerville Speedway on May 31st), Mason Moore (Petaluma Speedway on July 5th), Brad Furr (Ocean Speedway on July 11th), Greg DeCaires (Placerville Speedway on August 9th), Rico Abreu (Ocean Speedway on August 23rd)

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.

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 360 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 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

Shaffer Snares Western PA Sprint Championship at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (August 24, 2014): The Steel City Outlaw, Tim Shaffer, is the Western Pennsylvania Sprint Car Champion. He earned the honor in the 25th running of the event at Mercer Raceway Park, which is minutes from his home in Aliquippa, PA. The four-time champ of the All Stars Circuit of Champions held off his protege, Danny Holtgraver, and The Wild Child, Jac Haudenschild. It was the second straight night that a local All Star made it to victory lane. The two-day event was presented by Bonnell's Rod Shop, and it included a party with live music, a hog roast, and other activities to entertain the fans and to raise money for the injured driver relief fund.

Tyler Denochick, of Morrisdale, PA, quickly figured out the fast way around Mercer Raceway Park. He held off Michael Bauer to claim the win in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors in just his second appearance at the track. Frankie Guidace made a three-wide pass of leader Shawn Fleeger and a lapped car to take the top spot in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. The nightcap for the Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series belonged to Shaun Fawcett, who inherited the lead after a spectacular tangle between the leaders, Curtis J. Bish and Randy Wyant on what would have been the final lap of the contest.

"I'm just happy to win, it's been a while," said Shaffer. Danny Holtgraver was closing rapidly in the final stages of the race, but Shaffer was able to stay out front with perfectly timed passes of lapped cars. "You got to have some luck in this game, you know, and catching them at the right time is definitely an advantage." Shaffer added, "you have to make it happen to get by, and you can't get tied up too long." Holtgraver acknowledged that Shaffer had the edge in traffic. "He was unbelievable in traffic," Holtgraver said. "He could get through them really good and I just got to them at the wrong time." He added, "if I am going to finish second, it couldn't be to a better guy, he's done a lot for me."

Shaffer had the pole position for the start of the 30 lapper. To his outside was a local talent, Carl Bowser. Shaffer got the jump, while Bowser was fighting to hold his position. Dale Blaney and Jac Haudenschild were hounding him. As the filed was coming to complete lap one, Bowser and Blaney made contact, with the current All Stars points leader spinning to the inside apron. Restarting in the rear of the filed, Blaney's hopes for a sweep at the Park were dashed.

Shaffer got the lead again when the race was officially started and he held it through the conclusion of the contest. Shaffer withstood a close call when he entered traffic for the first time. He had just cleared Francis Sesco when the the slower machine went around. Fortunately, Haudenschild, who was then running second, was far enough behind that he was able to avoid impact with the disabled car.

Shaffer was able to maintain control of the race despite having his pace slowed on several occasions. The last stoppage came on lap 14, for Scott Priester spinning in turn two. With his car pushed off and rejoining the field, the field got ready for a 16 lap run to the checkers.

Shaffer continued to lead Haudenschild when the race resumed, but the man on the move was Danny Holtgraver. He advanced from fourth to second by lap 22 and set out after the high-flying Shaffer. While Holtgraver was able to close the gap on his mentor, he could never pull beside him. Shaffer timed his passes of lapped machines perfectly, and Holtgraver had to check up on more than one occasion when he closed on the slower cars at inopportune times.

Shaffer led Holtgraver to the checkers. Close behind the lead duo was Haudenschild. Lee Jacobs passed Bowser in the second half of the race to get the fourth spot. Cap Henry led Adam Kekich, Andy McKisson, and Brandon Spithaler across the line. Dale Blaney rebounded to take the tenth position at the finish.

The three preliminaries for the All Stars Sprints belonged to Adam Kekich, Jac Haudenschild, and Brandon Spithaler. There was no B Main. Tim Shaffer earned the pole for the feature by winning the dash. The evening's fastest qualifier was Dale Blaney for the second night in a row. His time was 13.784.

Teenager Tyler Denochick bolted out to an early lead in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Former champion Michael Bauer was having his best run at the Park since taking over the reins of the Lockhart 58. He challenged the teenager throughout the 20 lapper.

Bauer was positioned well to overtake the youngster in traffic when the action was halted due to a spin by Dan Demyan. With a clear track in front of him for the restart, Denochick was able to keep Bauer at bay. Bauer was closing in on him again when Demyan's second mishap slowed the pace.

Denochick led the final three laps to the checkers without any signifcant threat from Bauer. Third went to Mike Miller, who turned in a steady run. Andy Feil fell back to fourth. Jimmy Morris turned in a quiet, but satisfactory performance to climb from mid-pack to fifth at the finish. Joe McEwen, C.J. Jones, George Hobaugh, Darren Pifer, and Mike Marano, II completed the top ten.

Tyler Denochick and Greg Dobrosky prevailed in their respective heat races. There was no B Main.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified go, Makayla Guidace led the opening lap before surrendering the top spot to Shawn Fleeger. Fleeger held control for the next ten circuits. However, as the field was crossing for lap 11, he dropped to the inside to pass a slower car. That broke his momentum somewhat, and allowed Frank Guidace to swoop past both Fleeger and the lapper to gain the lead!

Guidace completed two more rounds in front, with Fleeger now fighting with Jimmy Holden and Kyle Fink to hold on for second. A quick caution set up a restart, which proved to be the undoing of Fleeger. Holden and Fink both pounced ahead. As the laps wound down, Tommy Kristyak put a charge on to take fourth away from Fleeger.

At the the checkers, it was Guidace over Holden, Fink, Kristyak, and Fleeger. Matt Reeher was sixth. Shayne Izzo crossed before J.R. McGinley, who started last in the event. Jeff Schaffer, Jr. was ninth and Brian Schaffer was tenth.

Shayne Izzo and Frank Guidace won heat races for the Approved toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. There was no B Main.

In the Penn Ohio Pro Stack Championship, Curtis J. Bish took command and held off the prevailing track champion, Rusty Moore, for most of the way. However, in the final several laps, Randy Wyant came to life, picking off cars in quick succession. He got to second by the time the white flag flew, and he was pressing Bish hard for the lead as they went through the first and second corners.

Bish slid up a bit coming off the second corner, and that gave Wyant some room to try for an inside pass as they raced towards turn three. However, Bish would not give up so easily, and the two cars came together in the middle of the straight, spinning wildly towards turn three. In the mad scramble, racers were looking for any opening to make it through the corner. Most did, but when the dust settled, there were four machines tangled together. Wyant's car took the most damage, but Bish and Chris Withers pitted for repairs before rejoining the race.

The racers were still keyed up and it took two tries to get the final lap in the books.

Shaun Fawcett was able to hold off Chris Schneider for the final lap. Rusty Moore took third. Rob Shook and Bobby Heim were next. Bob McCann, Pat Fielding, Rob Bates, Rod Laskey, and Tim Burns followed them to the finish.

The three heat winners were Moore, Schneider, and Bish. There was no B Main.

All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars Western Pennsylvania Championship: Tim Shaffer, Danny Holtgraver, Jac Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs, Carl Bowser, Cap Henry, Adam Kekich, Andy McKisson, Brandon Spithaler, Dale Blaney, Eric Williams, Brandon Matus, Jimmy Light, Dan Kuriger, Billy Dietrich, Brent Matus, Scott Priester, Caleb Armstrong, Taylor Ferns, Michael Bauer, Chris Pochiro, Francis Sesco, Dennis Wagner.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Tyler Denochick, Michael Bauer, Mike Miller, Andy Feil, Jimmy Morris, Joe McEwen, C.J. Jones, George Hobaugh, Darren Pifer, Mike Marano, II, Greg Dobrosky, Clay Riney, Eric L. Williams, Alex Paden, Kotie Kirkbride, Dan Demyan, Harold Braden Jr. (DNS).

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Frank Guidace, Jimmy Holden, Kyle Fink, Tommy Kristyak, Shawn Fleeger, Matt Reeher, Shayne Izzo, J.R. McGinley, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Brian Schaffer, Richard Whitney, Makayla Guidace, Kevin Green, William Schaffer.

Penn Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series: Shaun Fawcett, Chris Schneider, Rusty Moore, Rob Shook, Bobby Heim, Bob McCann, Pat Fielding, Rob Bates, Rod Laskey, Tim Burns, Jeff Broniszewski, Bob Schwartzmiller, Shane Applebee, Rusty Martz, Chris Withers, Brett McDonald, Jesse Brock, Curtis J. Bish, Randy Wyant, Tim Bish, Shawn Hooks, Dan Smeal, Colton Gearhart, Gary Miller, Jr., Anthony Brown (DNS).

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Continues Canadian Dominance at Brockville Patriot Feature

Rich Vleck, BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO, (August 23, 2014)- Back in 2006, Jared Zimbardi was closing in on his first career Patriot Sprint Tour Feature win, leading at Brockville Ontario Speedway when he got caught up in lapped traffic and handed the lead over to Rick Wilson, who would score the win. Eight years later, the roles were seemingly reversed.

Jared Zimbardi scored his fifth Patriot Sprint Tour win of the season and his second of the year at the “BOS” Saturday Night, taking the lead from local favorite on lap 22 when Wilson tagged the wall coming out of turn four and holding on in a caution-free event.

Wilson started on the pole and took the early lead in the 25-lap feature, but invader Wayne Johnson was on a mission, taking the lead just shy of halfway. Johnson began to set sail but went over the berm in turn three on lap 16 and let Wilson take the lead back. In search of his first PST win since 2006, Wilson was working hard at holding off a hard-charging Zimbardi when he hit the wall and began to fade back.

Zimbardi had to work hard down the stretch to keep Wayne Johnson behind him. “The Juice” would hold on for his first win at the “Beast of the East”.

Leading rookie Dane Lorenc put on quite a performance, scoring a career-best third-place finish. Lee Ladouceur would move up to fourth as Wilson slid back to fifth.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Results: 8/23/14, Brockville Ontario Speedway, Brockville, ONTARIO.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Jared Zimbardi (35), 2. Wayne Johnson (77x), 3. Dane Lorenc (00), 4. Lee Ladouceur (51L), 5. Rick Wilson (42w), 6. Alain Bergeron (8B), 7. Keith Dempster (5), 8. Dain Naida (77), 9. Chris Jones (11J), 10. Mitch Brown (10), 11. Devin Caron (24k), 12. Sammy Reakes IV (1), 13. Glenn Styres (0), 14. Kyle Fraser (01), 15. April Wilson (15aw), 16. Bryan Howland (51), 17. Tyler Rand (84).

Lap Leaders- R. Wilson 1-11, Johnson 12-15, Wilson 16-21, Zimbardi 22-25.

Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Chris Jones (11J), 2. April Wilson (15aw), 3. Mitch Brown (10), 4. Dain Naida (77), 5. Kyle Fraser (01), 6. Tyler Rand (84).

Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: R. Wilson, Ladouceur, Zimbardi, Bergeron, A. Wilson, Jones, Rand, Reakes, Howland.

Race 2: Caron, Lorenc, Fraser, Brown, Johnson, Naida, Dempster, Styres.

 

 

Bubak Claims High Plains 305 Natls.

Jake Bubak once again proved that he’s the man to beat in the United Rebel Sprint Series as he tops a stellar field of 26 cars during the High Plains 305 Nationals at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, Colorado on Saturday night.

With heavy rains the night before, the track would be tough to tame as rookie Jeremy Huish and Mike Hathaway brought the field to the green with Huish jumping into the lead followed by Hathaway, rookie Jed Werner, Zach Blurton and Nate Berry rounding out the top 5 after the first lap.

Huish would continue to lead while the battles in the back got hot and heavy until Colorado’s Mike Taylor and Nebraska’s Darren Berry got tangled up on the front straightaway with both flipping on lap 7, bringing out the first of three red flags of the night. Both drivers were unhurt, but their night of racing would be cut short.

On the restart, Huish would continue to lead but it was the high flying Luke Cranston who was on the move, using the top side of the race track to move around Werner and Blurton to take over third and start pressuring Hathaway for the number 2 spot.

Cranston would continue to pressure Hathaway until a lap 16 miscue sent Cranston over the right rear tire of Hathaway, hitting the turn 4 wall and ending his charge to the front.

On the restart it was Huish, Hathaway, eighth starting Zac Taylor and tenth starting Bubak and Blurton rounding out the top 5. With less than 1 lap completed, Taylor and Bubak would make contact in turns 3 and 4 sending Taylor on a wild ride of end over end flips over the turn 4 wall. A disgruntled Taylor crawled from his car unscathed but ending his night.

Huish would once again take the lead on the restart but again, before the lap was complete, the red flag flew for Nate Berry and Joey Schmidt, tangling in turn 4 and sending Schmidt over the wall and into the catch fence. He also was unhurt but both drivers were finished for the night.

As the green flag flew once again, Bubak would make quick work of Hathaway, moving into 2nd place behind Huish on lap 18. Lap after lap, Bubak would pressure Huish on the bottom and they would run side by side on the back straightaway for many laps until Bubak made the pass stick with 4 laps to go.

One last yellow flag for a spinning Chris Crowder would bunch up the field for a restart once again. With the fans on their feet and cheering during the final lap, Huish would make a last ditch effort to overtake Bubak for the lead and slide high in turns 1 and 2 allowing Jed Werner to make the pass for 2nd place.

Werner would make one final attempt for the win in turns 3 and 4 only to fall short and follow Bubak across the line with Huish, Blurton and Hathaway rounding out the top 5.

Feature results

1 Jake Bubak 2 Jed Werner 3 Jeremy Huish 4 Zach Blurton 5 Mike Hathaway 6 Nick Haygood 7 Scott Cochran 8 Coby Pearce 9 John Jacob 10 Mark Walinder 11 Steven Richardson 12 Brian Hardman 13 Chris Crowder 14 Nic Sutton 15 Joey Schmidt DNF 16 Nate Berry DNF 17 Zac Taylor DNF 18 Luke Cranston DNF 19 Mike Taylor DNF 20 Darren Berry DNF

B Feature results

1 John Jacob, 2 Nic Sutton, 3 Chris Crowder, 4 Joey Schmidt, 5 Brian Hardman, 6 Steven Richardson, 7 Coby Pearce, 8 Darren Berry, 9 Scott Cochran, 10 Mike Taylor, 11 Luke Lucero, 12 Dustin McNeil, 13 Brad Mott, 14 Keven Schramek DNF, 15 Clint Schubert DNS, 16 Butch Hardman DNS

Heat Race Winners - Bubak, Nate Berry, Cranston, Walinder

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award goes to Scott Cochran, moving up 12 spots to finish 7th.

 

 

Steve Poirier Loves Coming Home, Wins Lucas Oil ESS Event at Autodrome Granby in front of Record Crowd.

By MIKE MALLETT

GRANBY, QC. - By his own admission, Steve Poirier has run “thousands” of laps around Autodrome Granby. The St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., driver has multiple wins and championships at the facility and friday night he used that home track knowledge to fly by Jason Barney en route to the win, his fifth of the 2014 season.

“Feels really good,” said Poirier. “We haven’t had good draws the last couple of races but we’ve had a good racing machine. Thanks to Kevin Loveys’ he gave me a good car. Tonight I told him to set the car up how he wanted to. He gave me a good car tonight and I had to do my job.”

It was an all Quebec front row as Dale Gosselin and Yan Bilodeau started out front of the 25-lap, Le Groupe Ultra Tour of Canada/Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series, feature event. Gosselin got the initial jump to take the lead.

Gosselin’s lead was short-lived as on lap three Bilodeau was able to nab the lead as they exited turn four. Jason Barney moved into the second spot one lap later and began chasing Bilodeau for the lead.

On lap six Bilodeau was working traffic with Barney in pursuit when he made contact with Tim Beard as they raced down the frontstretch. The contact caused Beard to spin and then turn lightly over onto his side. The red flag was needed. He wasn’t harmed in the crash.

Bilodeau and Barney made up the front row for the restart. Barney quickly bolted by Bilodeau as they came down to the green flag assuming the lead. Bilodeau fell back through the field with Barney running away. At this point Poirier found the top lane.

“On that first restart I was like eighth and I felt like I was going nowhere,” stated Poirier. “I was racing Cory Sparks on the inside and the car was not working great. I was thinking under that yellow that I have to try something. I knew if I continued driving like that I would barely finish in the top ten. I got lucky on that restart that I was on the outside and I found something deep in turn one.”

Barney remained out in front at the halfway point as a new challenger emerged in the runner-up spot in Poirier. Poirier had worked his way forward from the 11th starting position to second with Barney now in his sites.

The race for the lead heated up on lap 15 as Poirier closed in on Barney with Poirier working the top in turns one and two allowing him to rapidly close in on Barney who was running the bottom of the speedway at both ends of the track.

It was lap 18 when Poirier made his move. Poirier went to outside of turns one and two with Barney still glued to the bottom opening the door for Poirier. Poirier blasted by around the top to take the lead as they exited the second turn.

“When I got to Jason (Barney) he was running in the inside,” commented Poirier. “My car was better on the outside, so I just floored it and I went for it. In turn one the more the laps were clicking the more the inside went away. I felt like I was gaining on him before that. I just needed the clean air.”

After taking the lead Poirier drove away from Barney as he continued to use that high groove to his advantage in turns one and two. Poirier drove away to a half-straightaway lead at the checkered flag for the $2,050 win.

Barney, of Brewerton, N.Y., came home in second again driving his Jimmy D’s powered X-1 Race Car. Barney thought he had the car to beat and he didn’t realize the top was so good in turns one and two.

“I think we should get sponsorship from Mr. Seconds,” joked Barney. “I think we’ve been second the last four or five races in a row. It is hard to swallow. Sometimes you’d rather run eighth or tenth then keep finishing second. We had a great race car. We made the right changes and brought the right race car here, but the driver left a little bit out there. When you get out front you feel so good you don’t want to change anything. You don’t want to give away the race changing something.”

Paul Kinney finished in the third position. The Canastota, N.Y., driver fell back a few spots early before rallying late to complete the podium in third continuing his strong showing at Canadian facilities.

“Third place is good,” stated Kinney. “We always do well when we come here. It is always a lot of fun to come up here. It was cool being in third with the whole podium thing with the champagne. Hopefully we can keep it going.”

Michael Parent, of Granby, Que., finished in the fourth position with Matt Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., finishing in the fifth spot at the checkered flag.

ESS/Granby Notes: A nice field of 20 sprints in the pits to share the night with the MIRA Foundation for the blind, a record crowd filled every seat in the house…Tim Beard and Billy Applebee were new ESS entries for 2014…Motor woes after hot laps saw both Alain Bergeron and Patrick Vigneault miss their heat events.

Le Groupe Ultra/Fondations 4 Saisons A-Main - Steve Poirier ($2,075), Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, Michael Parent, Matt Tanner, Tommy Wickham, Yan Bilodeau. Cory Sparks, Jeff Cook, Alain Bergeron, Dale Gosselin, Chris Donnelly, James Hanson, Patrick Vigneault, Etienne Girard, Tim Beard, Billy Applebee, Dave Axton, Paul Pekkonen, Will Hull.

Lap Leaders – Gosselin 1-3, Bilodeau 4-6, Barney 7-18, Poirier 19-25

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 1 - Barney, Tanner, Wickham, Hanson, Hull, Bergeron, Vigneault. Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 2 - Kinney, Poirier, Gosselin, Sparks, Donnelly, Paul Pekkonen, Dave Axton Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 3 - Parent, Girard, Bilodeau, Applebee, Beard, Cook

Bonuses: Westward Painting Company Halfway - Barney $100 Josh Jordan Remembering Kevin Ward Jr. - Hanson $100 Insinger Performance Hard Charger - Poirier (10 pos.) $50 Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Tanner $50 Lacaillade Masonry in Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Hanson $50 Go Nuclear Late Models Go Fast - Poirier $25 Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time - Barney $25

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, E&V Energy, Le Groupe Ultra, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Car Mate Trailers, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Ohsweken Speedway, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Michael Parent Returns to Lucas Oil ESS Victory Lane with win at Le RPM.

Tough Luck for Jeff Cook as he Spins Last Corner, Last Lap.

By MIKE MALLETT

ST. MARCEL, QC - Michael Parent has made only handful of Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints this season after suffering a severe injury near the conclusion of the 2013 racing season. Saturday night at the Le RPM Speedway the Granby, Que., driver lucked into his first win in over a year in the 25-lap Le Groupe Ultra Tour of Canada, Fondation 4 Saison series main-event.

Parent was the second Quebec native to grab a feature win in the weekend in his home province after Steve Poirier captured the prior night’s race at the Autodrome Granby.

“We’ve been really good, even at Granby last night, just missing the setup a little bit,” commented Parent. “I think I was a little bit rusty. Finding my groove now is a little bit tougher than it used to be when I did 40 races a year. We are pretty happy and it means a lot to me. It means I can still drive a race car.”

Parent started on the front row alongside Yan Bilodeau. The race went green then quickly red as Bilodeau flipped after contact with Cory Sparks. Bilodeau was done for the night with Sparks heading to the work area for repairs to his No. 7. He returned to the field at the rear.

Jeff Cook now moved alongside Parent on the front row of the feature. Parent got the jump on Cook at the second attempt at a green flag and led the field into turn one with Cook in pursuit. The pair exchanged slide-jobs in the opening laps with Parent settling in as the leader for the first few circuits.

On lap five Cook was able to get a good run off the bottom of the second corner allowing him to stay even down the backstretch with Parent. He went low into the third turn and slid up in front of Parent to take the lead away for the first time. From here Cook continued to set the pace as Parent battled with Paul Kinney and Matt Tanner.

Etienne Girard’s night ended on lap 10 as he was involved in a single car accident in turn four. Girard got to close to the outside wall catching it with the right rear Hoosier causing the car to get upside down. He was unhurt but could not continue.

Cook remained the leader at green before Parent pulled a slide-job of his own exiting turn four to lead lap 11. Cook then utilized the bottom of turns one and two to put his No. 10 back out in front to lead lap 12. That’s the way the top two continued.

“It was fun racing Jeff Cook like that,” said Parent. “He is a good friend and I always racing with him. I know I’m not going to bump him and he isn’t going to bump me so we can slide job each other. It is fun racing and we won’t touch each other. I respect him a lot.”

Lap 15 saw the third and final red flag of the event as Paul Kinney caught the outside retaining wall and flipped in turn four. His incident was much like that of Girard’s as he got too close to the wall and flipped after catching his rear tires. He walked away uninjured.

Action lined up with Cook and Parent sharing the front row yet again. As was the case the prior restarts it was Cook holding the race lead at the green flag. He opened the advantage slightly on Parent in the next few laps.

As the race neared conclusion Cook caught slower traffic with only two laps to go. He battled to the bottom of turns one and two while using the middle lane through turns three and four. On the final circuit, Cook got loose coming off the fourth turn after the air was taken off his wing causing him to spin and do a complete 360. As he spun Parent went by for the win.

“I hate to win a race like that but we’ll sure take it,” said Parent. “I was expecting to catch traffic before that. Jeff had a different line then me and I was hoping to catch them before that to see if I could take advantage. Jeff had to think twice about his move, I think he wanted to change his decision and he spun out. That was bad, I hate to see that, but we’ll take the win.”

Sparks rebounded from his first lap crash and missed a spinning Cook off the fourth turn to grab the second position at the checkered flag. The Edinburg, N.Y., driver was happy with the finish although he wished he didn’t have to go to the tail of the field and work his way up through.

“We came from last to get back up to second,” stated Sparks. “That is an awesome feeling. It is almost as good as a win right there. I just tried to keep my nose clean but at the same time go like hell. We made a good tire call cause I really had to abuse the car. I think having to work so hard to get up through I used it up and I was just hanging on at the end.”

Tanner ended up crossing the line in the third spot. His run came with some assistance from Kevin Ward Sr. Tanner was using a Rider Racing Engine powerplant supplied by the Ward family in his GF1 for the weekend.

“The motor is Kevin Ward’s,” said Tanner. “We had talked before his accident about borrowing one and after everything happened his dad still wanted us to run it. We went and got it this week and dropped it in. Last night it was really noticeable to my motor. It runs real well. Tonight we had to take some gear out of it cause it had so much power I couldn’t keep it hooked up. I can’t thank the Ward family enough for everything they’ve done for me. Hopefully we can get a win this week coming up for him.”

Cook ended up finishing in the fourth spot as he continued on after spinning. Steve Poirier battled his way forward from the ninth spot to finish fifth while earning the Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec series title.

Le Groupe Ultra/Fondations 4 Saisons A-Main - Michael Parent ($2,050), Cory Sparks, Matt Tanner, Jeff Cook, Steve Poirier, Dave Axton, Chris Donnelly, Paul Pekkonen, James Hanson, Dale Gosselin, Will Hull, Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, Etienne Girard, Billy Applebee, Yan Bilodeau.

DNS - Tim Beard

Lap Leaders – Parent 1-6, Cook 7-11, Parent 12, Cook 13-24, Parent 25

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 1 - Parent, Barney, Girard, Bilodeau, Applebee, Beard Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 2 - Axton, Poirier, Cook, Tanner, Pekkonen, Hanson Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat 3 - Kinney, Sparks, Donnelly, Hull, Gosselin

Bonuses: Westward Painting Company Halfway - Cook $100 Insinger Performance Hard Charger - Tanner (7 pos.) $50 Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Poirier $50 Lacaillade Masonry In Memory of Kevin Ward Jr. - Kinney $50 Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heats - Parent, Axton, Kinney $25 Go Nuclear Late Models Go Fast Award - Poirier (13.747) $25 Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time Award - Parent (12.752) $25

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, E&V Energy, Le Groupe Ultra, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Camara Slate, Car Mate Trailers, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Ohsweken Speedway, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Marysville Raceway Park

By Bob Burbach

Paulson, Shelby, Hammett, Ford and Beardslee score.

Marysville, CA. Woodland’s Peter Paulson shed the wing and roared to the main event victory in the featured MRP Wingless Sprint Car division at Paul and Kathy Hawes Marysville Raceway Park Saturday night. Matt Beardslee got the honors in the Pro 4 Sprint finale as Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby fought his way to the front in the MRP Super Stock feature. Jimmy Ford of Yuba City and Eddie Hammett of Olivehurst padded their point leads with victories in the MRP Mini Stock and Hobby Stock classes respectively.

Paulson and last week’s feature event winner Marysville’s Josh Vieira were on the front row when the green flag waved in the MRP Wingless Sprint Car main event. Vieira took off and simply dominated the event, when with seven laps to go, officials noticed the left front tire was flat during an abbreviated yellow flag period. Paulson who had easily maintained second inherited the lead as Vieira peeled off to the pits to get new rubber.

Eighth starting Tim Sherman Jr. was at work during the early laps and rode the rim into fourth position when Vieira encountered his problem. It was the yellow flag Sherman needed to get close to the leaders.

The new green produced some of the best racing of the night as Paulson paced the field while Sherman dug deep, went to the top again and got to second. With two to go Sherman was all over Paulson, but Paulson held him off for the well-deserved victory.

Sherman stayed second with championship contender Brett Youngman coming home third.

Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby had a stirring duel with fellow championship contender Corey Hall in the MRP Super Stock closer. Marysville’s Rick Dozier was in the mix early before he hammered the front stretch wall midway in the event. Dozier kept going and hung on behind the lead duo, but was no longer a factor in the race for the lead.

Both former champions, Hall and Shelby were quite a show before Shelby got a foothold and distanced himself from the field. Hall stayed second at the checkers with Dozier third just ahead of Browns Valley’s James Castleberry.

The Pro 4 feature was wildly different! As the Pro 4 Sprint Car field came to the initial green Browns Valley’s Misty Castleberry’s car shed the left rear tire and wheel assembly. The wheel bounced some forty feet in the air as the catch-fencing caught it and threw in back onto the track.

Castleberry replaced the wheel and started last in the field on the restart. It only took the charging Castleberry but six laps to grab the lead with eventual winner Beardsley and rookie driver Craig Morrison in a titanic side by side struggle for second behind her. Castleberry retired with six laps to go with a mechanical issue and the race for second was now the race for the lead.

Beardsley edged Morrison at the checkers after the longest side by side duel of the night. It was easily the most entertaining Pro 4 event of the season.

Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford was the class of the field in MRP Mini Stock competition once again Saturday.

In a nearly identical replay of his performance in last week’s event, Ford motored away from the competition after early race challenges. Ford, who went into the event with the point lead, now has a wider cushion as the MRP Mini Stocks head into their final shows of the season.

Marysville’s Howard Law was second and title contender James Foster of Linda finished third as Yuba City’s Kyle Davey again had mechanical issues that hampered his efforts in the title chase.

The MRP Hobby Stock class had the largest number of entrants and a curious car designed for asphalt racing nearly stole the show.

Steve De Kyper of Lake County showed up with his sparkling blue asphalt racer. He won his heat race and then did battle with veteran local dirt track racers Jim Waller and Eddie Hammett for the lead in the main event.

Hammett prevailed with a slick outside maneuver that got him to victory lane again with De Kyper and Waller in tow. It was among the best Hobby Stock races of the year.

Next Saturday night MRP will offer Yuba City Scrap and Steel’s annual “Ice Cream Night” night at the raceway. Twin brothers Korey and Kevin Lovell will celebrate their birthday by driving the Yuba City Scrap and Steel sponsored winged sprint cars. The Winged 360 Sprint Cars will headline the show along with the rip-roaring antics of the MRP Wingless Sprint Cars, the MRP Super Stocks, MRP Hobby Stocks and Nor Cal dwarf cars.

Gates open at 5 with racing at 7.

Look for the latest updates at www.marysvilleracewaypark.com or at the Marysville Raceway Park Facebook page.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: JOHNSON, MISENER, SHANTZ, DINNING, JANSSENS, & DEBOER TAKE WINS ON GRAND RIVER POWERSPORTS KIDSRACE CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (August 22, 2014) – 136 drivers signed in to race on Grand River Powersports KidsRace Canadian National Autism Foundation Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Wayne Johnson, Rob Misener, Josh Shantz, Ryan Dinning, Jon Janssens, and Joe DeBoer visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA GRAND RIVER POWERSPORTS KIDSRACE CANADIAN NATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 136

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (20 entries)

Wayne Johnson used talent a bit of luck to take his second Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division feature win in 3 tries this season. Johnson moved up to the pole position in the feature lineup when Todd Hoddick was unable to start the race, and led all 20 laps on his way to the win. Current Sprints on Dirt series points leader Ryan Ruhl made his first trip to Ohsweken this year and pressured Johnson for much of the race before getting caught up in traffic. Johnson utilized the low groove to take the win by a margin of 2.291 seconds over Ruhl, while championship contenders Mitch Brown and Glenn Styres fought over the third spot, with Brown prevailing. August 15 feature winner Dain Naida rounded out the top 5.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 77x Wayne Johnson (3) 2. 16 Ryan Ruhl (2) 3. 10 Mitch Brown (4) 4. 0 Glenn Styres (6) 5. 77 Dain Naida (7) 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (10) 7. 5 Keith Dempster (14) 8. 11 Jamie Turner (13) 9. 19 Cory Turner (17) 10. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (11) 11. 5c Conor Mahoney (19) 12. 3r Shane Ross (15) 13. 00 Dane Lorenc (8) 14. 10j Jeremy Hughes (9) 15. 10k Rob Dietrick (18) DNF. 94 Stan Zanchin (5) DNF. 71s Shawn Sliter (16) DNF. 5x Shane Butler (20) DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (12) DNS. 49 Todd Hoddick (1) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Wayne Johnson (1-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 16 Ryan Ruhl (Angola, IN), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 5. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 6. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), DNS. 5x Shane Butler (St. Thomas). Time - 1:52.015

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77x Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA), 2. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 3. 00 Dane Lorenc (Lancaster, NY), 4. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 5. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), DNF. 10k Rob Dietrick (Farmington, NY). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 3. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 4. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 5. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne). Time - 1:58.669

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 77 Dain Naida (Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

 

 

HAUDENSCHILD, MARKHAM, BALDWIN, & HENSEL CLINCH NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH FEATURE WINS

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, August, 23, 2014 By Mike Swanger

At the start of the night, all five of the class’ championships were pretty much locked up by each points leader just needing to start the feature to lock up the crown and four of them went out and finished the season in victory lane on Lowe’s Kid’s night and driver’s autograph night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. For the Fisher Performance Sprints, Millersburg’s Brad Haudenschild and Danny Mumaw would start on the front row but Mumaw’s bad luck season would strike again as he went nose over tail going into turn one on the start and end up on top of the guardrail ending his night. Jeremy Aumend would break going down the front stretch on the second attempt to get the race started. The green flag was able to wave for a little more than one lap as Nick Patterson’s #23 would come to a stop in turn two for another caution. As the race was able to get an extended green flag time, Haudenschild and his Kempthorn Automall, Fire & Ice Pub and Medi Taxi #38k would open up a good lead over Chris Myers but Myers would bring out the second red flag of the race on lap 15 when he rolled over in turn one. The last ten laps would go non stop as quick timer Haudenschild would drive to his sixth win of the season to claim his first track championship. Jason Dolick would take second as he battled off Beau Stewart for that position while Shawn Hubler grabbed fourth as Aaron Middaugh placed fifth. Heat winners were Kirk Jeffries, Chris Myers and Aaron Middaugh. Troy Kingan also flipped in the 1st heat.

Charlie Duncan would take control of the Lias Tire Late Model feature from the pole position as Shane McLoughlin and Ashland’s Ryan Markham would go back and forth for second for the first five laps when Markham took second for good. Duncan would build up a big lead but Markham and his H &T Demolition, Accu Shock and Fultz Fabriacation #5m started to reel in the fast qualifier at the halfway mark and with five to go, edged past Duncan. As both drivers went into turn four on the next circuit, both cars got extremely sideways, both almost coming to a stop before getting straightened out with Markham recovering the quickest for the lead as Duncan’s machine would slow in turn two right after that to bring out the caution. All during that time, McLoughlin and JR Gentry were wheeling and dealing for third. The restart after Duncan’s caution gave McLoughlin one last shot at Markham, who held on for his sixth win of the season and collect his fifth WCS crown. Gentry’s last lap run at McLoughlin for second came up short. Rick Bond was fourth as Eric Wilson, who was driving a crate motor powered car finished fifth. McLoughlin and Markham topped the heat races.

Numerous cautions in the early laps of the Thrifty Muffler Super Stock main kept the field bunched up as Brandon Gardner and Nick Smith were the early front runners and as the field got weeded out by the cautions, that would allow quick timer and 16th starting Larry Baldwin to move up through the field and take the lead from Gardner on lap six and then drive away from the pack to park the Randolph based, Park Ford, Midas Muffler and Baldwin Motorsports #7up in victory lane for the 8th time this season and earn his first track championship. Bob Daugherty finished second as Tyler Thompson, Butch Butcher and Darrick Hubbard Jr. filled out the top five. Winning the heat races were Thompson, Daugherty and Smith.

Greg Thompson set the pace for the opening four laps of the WQKT Mini Stock feature with pole sitter Dustin Daugherty in second but 8th starting Brad Hensel of Wooster and his Sportsman’s Bar and DJ Directional Services #28 moved past Daugherty for second on lap four and then powered past Thompson on the next lap for the lead and then held Thompson off for the rest of the race to collect his 8th checkered flag of the year and securing his first track WCS championship. Daugherty finished third with Steve Crowe out racing Kevin Markey for 4th. Daugherty and Thompson notched heat race wins.

Robbie Ledger was the only points leading driver not winning a feature on Season Championship night as a four race winning streak in the middle of the season built up enough of a point lead and his 6th place finish on Saturday night was good enough to claim the NAPA Mini Wedge title. Billy Dawson would lead the first two laps but Granger Township’s Matthew Moore would squeeze into the lead and then hold off Dawson’s last lap charge. For Moore and his Mar’s Trucking and Apache Auto Salvage #98, it was his 4th win in a row. Cody Stillion ran third as Tanner McLoughlin and JR Curry rounded out the top five. Claiming the heat wins were Dawson and Moore. Frank Oriti of Mar’s Trucking gave all the Wedge drivers tool kits at the end of the race. The Wedge drivers will receive the season championship awards during the Dirt Blowout on Saturday, September 20th.

With the Season Championship completed, the drivers were all competing for over $100,000 of Contingency Connection Awards during the season.

The next action at NAPA Wayne County Speedway will come on Sunday, August 31st with the UNOH All Star Sprints for the third time this season. Lee Jacobs and Sheldon Haudenschild have won the first two All Star features this year. The Sweeney Rush Late Models Series powered by crate motors will make their first ever visit and the Lias Tire Late Models and the Thrifty Muffler Super Stocks will also be in action. Check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more info.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, August 23, 2014

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Fast Qualifier Brad Haudenschild 15.212 Saldana Racing Products Heat 1 Kirk Jeffries, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Shawn Minor, Jordan Harble, Troy Kingan, Chris Plascak (dns) Saldana Racing Products Heat 2 Chris Myers, Jason Dolick, Nick Patterson#23, Jeremy Aumend, Shawn Hubler, Nick Patterson#33, Chris Pochiro Fisher Performance Heat 3 Aaron Middaugh, Beau Stewart, Jamie Myers, Bob Lime, Russ Sansosti, Bill Ault Feature Brad Haudenschild, Jason Dolick, Beau Stewart, Shawn Hubler, Aaron Middaugh, Russ Sansosti, Troy Kingan, Bob Lime, Shawn Minor, Bill Ault, Jamie Myers, Kirk Jeffries, Nick Patterson#33, Chris Pochiro, Nick Patterson#23, Jeremy Aumend, Danny Mumaw, Chris Plascak (dns), Jordan Harble (dns)

LIAS TIRE LATE MODELS Fast Qualifier Charlie Duncan 17.005 Summit Racing Equipment Heat 1 Shane McLoughlin, Charlie Duncan, JR Gentry, Blaine Aber, Brandon Gardner, Eric Wilson Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 Ryan Markham, Rick Bond, Larry Bellman, Justin Patterson, Jason Skelly, Don Conley Feature Ryan Markham, Shane McLoughlin, JR Gentry, Rick Bond, Eric Wilson, Larry Bellman, Blaine Aber, Charlie Duncan, Jason Skelly, Don Conley, Brandon Gardner, Justin Patterson

 

 

GRUNDY COUNTY SPEEDWAY STARS NATIONAL MIDGETS – “D’ARCY GMC PAVEMENT NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BELL HELMETS” AUGUST 23, 2014

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kyle Hamilton, 33, Hamilton-14.315; 2. Kyle O’Gara, 99, Guess-14.521; 3. Ryan Probst, 99p, Probst-14.566; 4. Nick Hamilton, 32, Hamilton-14.613; 5. Tyler Baran, 11, BBOYZ-14.627; 6. Travis Young, 11y, Young-14.641; 7. Austin Prock, 41, Prock-14.680; 8. David Gough, 9, Fox-14.712; 9. Tyler Trainor, 25, Trainor-14.752; 10. Jim Anderson, 36, Guess-14.753; 11. Billy Hulbert, 88, Hulbert-14.786; 12. Rich Corson, 15, Corson-15.280; 13. Erica Ensor, 16, Ensor-15.582; 14. Terry Ahern, 6T6, Ahern-16.035; 15. Mike Wallace, 10a, MWR-16.043; 16. Nick Baran, 87, BBOYZ-18.408; 17. Patrick Bruns, 10b, MWR-NT

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. K. Hamilton, 2. Prock, 3. Hulbert, 4. Probst, 5. Trainor, 6. Ensor, 7. Wallace, 8. T. Baran. 2:08.13

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. N. Baran, 2. Gough, 3. N. Hamilton, 4. Anderson, 5. O’Gara, 6. Young, 7. Ahern, 8. Corson. 2:01.41

FEATURE: (50 laps) 1. Kyle Hamilton, 2. Austin Prock, 3. Kyle O’Gara, 4. Nick Hamilton, 5. Tyler Baran, 6. Nick Baran, 7. Jim Anderson, 8. Billy Hulbert, 9. Tyler Trainor, 10. Travis Young, 11. David Gough, 12. Patrick Bruns, 13. Terry Ahern, 14. Ryan Probst, 15. Rich Corson, 16. Mike Wallace, 17. Erica Ensor

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-17 Gough, Laps 18-50 K. Hamilton

 

 

Atomic Speedway

Freedom 40 to Randy Hannagan

Pinkerton AMRA Marksman

Highland Happy, Martin Masterful

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO- Thirty-seven of the nation's fastest sprint cars made history Saturday night (August 23, 2014) when the Renegade Sprints made their inaugural start at the Atomic Speedway for the 16th Annual Freedom 40. Also making history was Randy "The Hurricane" Hannagan, originally from San Jose, California, who pocketed the $5,000 winner’s paycheck. Hannagan inherited the lead from dominating leader Cole Duncan with two laps to go to win the 2014 version of the Freedom 40 event. Dave Fireball Pinkerton won the shortened AMRA Octane Advanced Services Modified feature; a race that ended with violent flip by Kenny Johnson.

Despite the high humidity, a large crowd turned out to salute the stars of open wheel racing. Not only did the Renegade Series deliver with a host of talent, they also created a fan-friendly atmosphere that allowed fans to connect with the drivers. Multiple opportunities were given for fans to get up-close and personal with the drivers. Ten of the series cars and drivers set up a meet-and-greet at the front gate to welcome race fans and sign autographs.

Support features were won by Harley Martin in the Sport Mods, Larry Highland in the Street Stocks and Tim Howard in the Enduro.

Heavy rains over Thursday and Friday put the race in doubt, but the Atomic crew worked hard to prep the track in adverse conditions. The extra moisture left the track super fast for the races as moisture worked out of the track surface for excellent traction, albeit a few choppy soft spots.

Like a Greek epic, Saturday's racing unfolded with classic drama. For some it was heartbreak; for others it was heaven. For Shane Helms and the Renegade Series it was a huge success. Excitement filled the air all evening long.

The first-ever Renegade Sprint feature event saw Caleb Armstrong and Cole Duncan pace the field to starter Frank Lemaster's green flag.

New Castle, Indiana driver Armstrong took the early lead with a good start over outside pole sitter Cole Duncan. Surviving a caution on lap two for Caleb Helms, and a red on the restart on a flip by Aaron Higgins, Armstrong continued to lead. Armstrong was smooth and fast through the turns with great forward bite off the high side. The young driver led through lap five when he jumped the cushion and spun over the back-chute.

That spin was followed by a flip by Brian Sabetto who jumped the cushion on the restart following Armstrong's misfortune. Both flip victims, Sabetto and Higgins were ok, but unable to continue.

With Armstrong restarting on tail, Cole Duncan 'blasted off' in what looked like a dominating drive to victory. Duncan sliced and diced through traffic, turning lap times reflective of qualifying times . Duncan lapped all the way up to sixth place by lap 25 and was working on sixth place Chad Kemenah. Great racing took place throughout the pack among some of the biggest names in racing. Duncan's effort, however, was delightful to watch.

Young Lady driver Taylor Ferns held a top five most of the race. The young feminine phenom remained poised and fast, holding down a strong third behind Andrew Palker who now had anchored a solid second. Randy Hannagan chased down Ferns by lap 26. Ferns made contact with another car and went headlong into the wall then rode the circumference through turn four before bringing her mount down on all fours on lap 34.

By this time Duncan was 3/4 lap ahead of his nearest competition. On the restart Duncan again was on a rail and raced some 12 car lengths ahead of the pack. Both Hannagan and Brandon Wimmer blitzed by Palker on the restart, leaving Palker and Danny Smith to battle it out for fifth.

According to the transponders, Hannagan had the second fastest car on the track. Caleb Helms who had gone a lap down early, actually was turning times faster than the leader Duncan in an effort to dig himself out of a hole. By races' end Helms had charged back into a top ten.

Duncan continued to drive as if chased by a pack of hungry wolves. Coming around to take the white flag, Duncan's mount slid high above the cushion, caught the turn four concrete and flipped violently into the catch fence. Duncan emerged unscathed but his newly built #49 was badly damaged.

Hannagan inherited the lead and raced on to the very first Renegade Sprint win. Much to the delight of the fans Hannagan did a wing stand after exiting his mount in victory lane.

Rounding out the top ten were Randy Hannagan, Brandon Wimmer, Chad Kemenah, Danny Smith, Andrew Palker, Caleb Helms, Dean Jacobs, Mike Terry, Jr., Jesse McCreary, and Mark Imler. Imler came from deep in the pack, while McCreary held his own in the top ten all evening long.

"I'll tell you what," said a winded Hannagan. "I gotta thank Brad (McCown) and this entire Renegade series. This series is gonna be a great deal."

"It's really a shame that my car owner Ed Neumeister is not here to see it, but he's probably listening now on the internet. I'd like to thank my crew, Charlie Fisher Engines, and everyone who made it possible to get me here. I was hungry for a win, but I think some guys behind me were just as hungry. (laughing) Ed will probably fix his hauler with the winnings."

"This car was a rocket tonight. We made some wholesale changes and some changes during the open red. It was Cole's race to lose and unfortunately he did. I hated to see that, but Cole is out there racing and knows there are 23 other guys out there behind him. We all race as hard as we can."

"We got ourselves behind in qualifying when the wing fell apart," said second place Brandon Wimmer. "But I can't complain with getting a second here tonight. We fought that qualifying time, but had a good run."

"I'd like to thank the fans for sticking this deal out," noted third place Chad Kemenah. "Continue to support this series. It is going to be a good deal."

"We had some things happen tonight, but the bottom line is you can't beat the weather and you gotta deal with it. We appreciate Brad for putting on this show and appreciate the fans for being here."

Kemenah raced from 9th to third, Terry from 17th to 8th, Jacobs from 19th to 7th, and Imler from 21st to tenth.

Brandon Wimmer was the hard charger in a great run from 18th to second place.

Heat winners were Dean Jacobs, Mark Imler, Wes McGlumphy, and Brandon Wimmer. Caleb Armstrong won the dash, and Jimmy Nier won the B-main. Jimmy Stinson, two-time Atomic Champion flipped in the dash, doing extensive damage to the Jamie Miller #6. Ryan Myers took a nasty end-for-end flip on the last lap of the B-main and actually transferred while flipping across the line. His mount, however, was unable to continue, thus his position and Stinson's allowed six cars instead of four cars to transfer from the B to the A-main.

Greg Wilson was absent from the sprint event in the hospital with gallstones. Ed Neumeister (Hannagan's owner) was on the sprint line-up, however, Neumeister's rig broke down and he was unable to make repairs.

In the AMRA Octane/Advanced Services modifieds Dave Fireball Pinkerton took the lead on the first lap, then dueled with Kenny Johnson the entire race. On Lap 15 Johnson's mount went over the cushion then barrel rolled five times hard into the end of the catch fence, tearing down the end anchoring pole and bending another. It took some time to get Johnson extracted, but luckily he emerged ok. The rest of the pack agreed to call the race with Pinkerton scoring the win.

"The car was great and there was a lot of bite in the track," said Dave Pinkerton. "I knew I had to get the jump on Kenny at the start and that is what made the difference."

Mike Long was the modified hard charger in a 10th to 4th run.

Rounding out the top ten were Dave Pinkerton, Rick Venham, Jr., Brian Whiteman, Mike Long, Brian Moore, Kenny Johnson, Matt Holcomb, Seth Daniels, Rick Shutts, and Donnie Miller.

In the Racer's Edge Street Stock feature Dean Boyd went across the line first, but did not make weight at the scales, handing the win to Larry Highland. Highland had some bad luck early in the year and badly damaged his car at midseason, only to come back stronger than before. Highland held off charges of Justin Poling to secure the win with Adam Jones. "I finally turned my luck around. Finally! It's good to get the win here," said Highland. "I'm ready now for the rest of the season!"

Highland was also the hard charger of the event.

Rounding out the line-up were Larry Highland, Justin Poling, Adam Jones, Dave Landman, Tommy Mossbarger, Jamey Adams, Brian McQuay, and Dean Boyd.

In the C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mods Harley Martin claimed win number six with a great last lap pass over Jason Cottrill. "I didn't have any power steering whatsoever," said Harley Martin. "I just stuck it in high, took the high road and prayed to God it would stick. I'm glad to get out of my dry spell."

The hard charger was Jason Cottrill in an 8th to 2nd run.

Rounding out the top ten were Harley Martin, Jason Cottrill, Billy Bowles, Rick Neace, Mike Brust, Jeff Gillman, John Cuckler, Ed Richendollar, Brennan Bobst, and Harold Meadows.

The Vintage American Race Cars or VARC put on a racing exhibition with Mike Mason taking the heat and John Lawhorn winning the feature in 1860's cageless sprint car.

$1,707 was raised for the Kevin Ward, Jr. family.

Tim Howard won the Enduro over Jip Howard.

For more information please call 740-703-9749 or 740-663-4141 or visit the Atomic Speedway website at <<< www.atomicspeedway.net >>> Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Racing resumes Saturday, September 6 at Atomic.

THE SUMMARY: August 23, 2014

FREEEDOM 40 ATOMIC SPEEDWAY

RENEGADE SPRINTS (37)

PINE TREE TOWING AND RECOVERY 410 Sprints

Fast Time- Cole Duncan 11:722

Heat One-Dean Jacobs,Jesse McCreary, Travis Philo, Cole Duncan, Caleb Armstrong, Ryan Myers, Adam Strausser, Josh Davis, Mark Coleman, Brandy Bower

Heat Two-Wes McGlumphy, Jimmy Stinson, Todd Kane, Chad Kemenah, Caleb Helms, Nate Reeser, Bryan Nuckles, Jeff Conrad, Ronnie Blair

Heat Three-Mark Imler, Nathan Skaggs, Danny Smith, Andrew Palker, Mike Terry, Jr., Aaron Higgins, Cody Gardner, Dean Kester

Heat Four-Brandon Wimmer, Randy Hannigan, Eddie Slone, Taylor Ferns, Brian Sabetto, Kevin Roberts, Randy Fink, Jimmy Nier, Ryan Broughton

Dash: Caleb Armstrong, Cole Duncan, Andrew Palker, Caleb Helms, Taylor Ferns, Jimmy Stinson

B-Main: Jimmy Nier, Aaron Higgins, Ronnie Blair, Adam Strausser, Ryan Myers, Nate Reeser, Josh Davis, Cody Gardner, Jeff Conrad, Brandy Bower, Brian Nuckles, Kevin Roberts, Randy Fink, Dean Kester, Mark Coleman, Kory Crabtree, Ryan Broughton.

Feature: Randy Hannagan, Brandon Wimmer, Chad Kemenah, Danny Smith, Andrew Palker, Caleb Helms, Dean Jacobs, Mike Terry, Jr., Jesse McCreary, Mark Imler, Ronnie Blair, Josh Davis, Eddie Slone, Cole Duncan, Caleb Armstrong, Taylor Ferns, Jimmy Nier, Todd Kane, Wes McGlumphy,Brian Sabetto,Nathan Skaggs, Travis Philo, Adam Strausser, Aaron Higgins

Caution: Lap 2 Helms

Red: Lap 2 Flip Aaron Higgins

Caution: Lap 5 Caleb Armstrong

Red: Lap 5 Flip Brian Sabetto

Caution: Lap 34 Taylor Ferns

Red: Lap 38 Flip Cole Duncan

ADVANCE SERVICES H & C AMRA MODIFIEDS (13)

Fast Time: Kenny Johnson 15:334

Heat One-Kenny Johnson, Rick Venham, Jr., Donnie Miller, Joe Hamon, Matt Holcomb, Jake Vickers, Seth Daniels

Heat Two-Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Steve Clemmons, Brian Whiteman, Brian Moore, Mike Long, Rick Shutts, George Neely

Feature: Dave Pinkerton, Rick Venham, Jr., Brian Whiteman, Mike Long, Brian Moore, Kenny Johnson, Matt Holcomb, Seth Daniels, Rick Shutts, Donnie Miller, Steve Clemmons, George Neely, Jake Vickers, Joe Hamon

C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mods (15)

Heat One-Brennan Bobst, Mike Brust, Billy Bowles, Steve Noble, Jeff Gillman, John Cuckler, Bryan Filkins, George Neely

Heat Two-Bob Crace, Jr., Harley Martin, Ricky Neace, Jason Cottrill, Harold Meadows, Ed Richendollar

Feature: Harley Martin, Jason Cottrill, Billy Bowles, Rick Neace, Mike Brust, Jeff Gillman, John Cuckler, Ed Richendollar, Brennan Bobst, Harold Meadows, Steve Noble, John Remy, Bob Crace, Jr., Bryan Filkins

Racer's Edge Supplements Street Stocks (8)

Heat One- Justin Poling, Adam Jones, Larry Highland, Dave Landman, Tommy Mossbarger, Jamie Adams, Bryan McQuay, Dean Boyd

Feature: Larry Highland, Justin Poling, Adam Jones, Dave Landman, Tommy Mossbarger, Jamey Adams, Brian McQuay, Dean Boyd

VARC Vintage Feature:

Heat: Mike Mason, Johnny Lawhorn, Bob Shelhorn

Feature: Johnny Lawhorn, Mike Mason, (Finishing in no particular order...Terry Wells, Del Leach, Mike Swain, Scott Swain, Bob Shelhorn, Jim McDermott, Tom Howard, Doug Oliver, Gene Steele)

Enduro: Tim Howard, Jip Howard, Craig Edwards, Robert Binder, Scott Clark, Bubba Hopkins, Bob Stoneburner, JD Broughton, Matt Farler, and Steven Smith.

 

 

Morgan Masters Springfield

Springfield, MO(August 23, 2014)-Leading all twenty five laps, Chris Morgan took home his first career win with the WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps. Morgan shot into the lead from his first starting spot only to see the yellow come out for Tim Kent and Cody Crabtree, who had both spun in between turns one and two. Kent would continue from the back of the pack while Crabtree would see his evening end with front end damage. On the second start, Morgan again took command as he was followed by Mitchell Moore and Casey Wills. Before the third lap could be completed, a yellow would come out for Zach Chappell and T.J. Muths, who spun in turn three. Once green, Morgan again took command with Moore, Wills, and Wyatt Burks following. Burks started moving forward as he got by Wills on lap five and a lap later, he worked his way by Moore for second. By lap ten, Burks had made his way to within a car length or two of Morgan, but he could not find his way around his fellow Topeka, KS driver. As the laps started to wind down and with Morgan and Burks running the bottom side of the raceway, Moore and sixteenth-starting Chris Parkinson started making a charge using the high side in turns three and four and running a groove higher in turns one and two.. Lap by lap, they got closer and closer to the leaders and when the white flag was thrown, Moore was right on the tail tank of Burks for second. The duo made a run down the backstretch, but Morgan was too strong and picked up the win in his Bob Goans-owned Midwest Specialty Flooring/Wagner Excavating/Akin Trucking MRP Chassis with Engine Connection power under the hood. Burks just held off Moore for second in his Industrial Maintenance Inc/ Kansas Powertrain Maxim with Trondson power. Moore made it a Sunflower State sweep of the podium in his Kelly Potter-owned XXX with Moore power under the hood. Parkinson continued his season long run of top-four finishes by running fourth in his 54th Street Grill and Bar/Ozark Barge and Dock Service DRC with Parkinson power under the hood. Due to the misfortune of point leader Chad Goff having motor problems, Parkinson also left Springfield as the new WAR point leader. Wills edged Josh Stephens at the flagstand for fifth. Kent came back from his earlier spin to run seventh and Chappell did the same to finish eighth. Ricky Lee Stangl and Pete Palazzolo rounded out the top ten. The WAR Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will next be in action on Sunday August 31st at the Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, MO.

Time Trials-1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS-12.586, 2. 9-Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-13.022, 3. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO-13.162, 4. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO-13.377, 5. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO-13.412, 6. 31-Casey Wills, Sperry, OK-13.470, 7. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS-13.500, 8. 24X-Ricky Lee Stangl, Lee's Summit, MO-13.512, 9. 81A-Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS-13.547, 10. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-13.596, 11. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO-13.603, 12. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-13.617, 13. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO-13.685, 14. 11-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS-13.688, 15. 27-Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO-13.695, 16. 77-Zach Chappell, Talala, OK-13.837, 17. 9X-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO-13.843, 18. 94T-Tim Kent, Bristow, OK-13.896, 19. 24-Kevin Risley, Collinsville, OK-14.008, 20. 65M-T.J. Muths, Sedalia, MO-14.556, 21. 8X-Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO-14.621, 22. 29C-Cody Crabtree, Jefferson City, MO-15.334, 23. Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS-No Time

1st Heat-8 laps 1. 24-Risley (2) 2. 88-Tye (7) 3. 51-Moore (6) 4. 11W-Burks (8) 5. 77-Chappell (3) 6. 09-Stephens (5) 7. 65-Parkinson (4) 8. 29C-Crabtree (1)

2nd Heat-8 laps 1. 65M-Muths (1) 2. 11-Kadous (3) 3. 70-Palazzolo (4) 4. 42-Johnson (7) 5. 24X-Stangl (5) 6. 9X-Baker (2) 7. 12-Helm (6)-DNF DNS: 9-Goff

3rd Heat-8 laps 1. 94T-Kent (2) 2. 27-Thoman (3) 3. 31-Wills (6) 4. 81A-Morgan (5) 5. 8-Wingate (4) 6. 8X-Comstock (1) 7. 38-Baker (7)-DNF

A-Main-25 laps 1.81A-Morgan (1) 2. 11W-Burks (5) 3. 51-Moore (2) 4. 65-Parkinson (16) 5. 31-Wills (3) 6. 09-Stephens (13) 7. 94T-Kent (11) 8. 77-Chappell (17) 9. 24X-Stangl (7) 10. 70-Palazzolo (6) 11. 88-Tye (4) 12. 11-Kadous (8) 13. 24-Risley (12) 14. 12-Helm (9) 15. 27-Thoman (10) 16. 8-Wingate (14)-DNF 17. 8X-Comstock (20)-DNF 18. 65M-Muths (15)-DNF 19. 9X-Cody Baker (18)-DNF 20. 42-Johnson (19)-DNF 21. 29C-Crabtree (21)-DNF DNS: 9-Goff, Casey Baker

 

 

Hannagan Claims Inaugural Renegade Sprints Feature During Wild Freedom 40

Inside Line Promotions - CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Aug. 23, 2014) - Randy Hannagan capitalized on a late opportunity to become the inaugural Renegade Sprints feature winner on Saturday at Atomic Speedway.

Hannagan, who started the 40-lap feature on the inside of the sixth row, took over the top spot when leader Cole Duncan got upside down with two laps remaining. Hannagan then held off 18th-starter Brandon Wimmer during a green-white-checkered finish to garner the $5,000-to-win victory at the Freedom 40.

"I would like to thank (Atomic Speedway Owner and Promoter) Brad (McCown) and the Renegade Series," Hannagan said. "It's a new beginning and what a great way to start."

Hannagan methodically maneuvered toward the front once the green flag was waved, but it was Duncan who set a torrid pace.

After polesitter Caleb Armstrong led the opening lap before exiting the track a few laps later with a mechanical issue, Duncan was on cruise control out front. He led almost every lap before catching a rut exiting turn four with only a couple of laps remaining. Duncan was credited with a 14th -place result following the flip.

Armstrong and Duncan weren't the only front runners to sustain issues on the fast track. Taylor Ferns, who battled for a spot on the podium for the most of the race, got into the wall with approximately six laps remaining. There were also a couple of other cars who flipped during the action-packed feature.

"The track was very fast," Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms said. "Brad did all he could, but after a couple of days of rain in the area it was all we could do to get the race in. Everything wasn't perfect and we're going to get better. There's going to be some growing pains, but all in all it was a great race. There were a lot of battles throughout the field and a lot of passing."

Seven drivers passed at least nine cars in the feature, including Hannagan and Wimmer, who earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

Chad Kemenah advanced from ninth to third place with Danny Smith placing fourth and Andrew Palker rounding out the top five.

Caleb Helms rebounded after sliding off the track and going a lap down to post a sixth-place finish. Dean Jacobs rallied from 19th to seventh. Mike Terry Jr. maneuvered from 17th to eighth, Jesse McCreary ended ninth and Mark Imler powered from 21st to finish 10th.

Duncan set quick time in qualifying with Jacobs, Wes McGlumphy, Imler and Wimmer each picking up a heat race win. Jim Nier scored the B Main victory and Armstrong won the dash.

Jimmy Stinson was unable to start the feature after flipping during the dash.

The night kicked off when a handful of drivers took their sprint cars to the entrance of the facility and greeted fans who arrived at Atomic Speedway. Drivers also participated in a helmet pass during the event, which raised more than $1,700 that will be donated to the family of Kevin Ward Jr.

"Hats off to Shane and his crew for getting this together," Jacobs said.

Greg Wilson, who was the first driver to sign a letter of intent to race with the Renegade Sprints, missed the event after battling a medical condition throughout the week. Thoughts and prayers from series officials are extended to him.

The Renegade Sprints will return to Atomic Speedway on Oct. 24-25 for the $15,000-to-win Open Wheel Championships.

ATOMIC SPEEDWAY RESULTS (Aug. 23, 2014) -

Time Trials : 1, 49-Cole Duncan. 2, 6-Jimmy Stinson. 3, 57x-Andrew Palker. 4, 55f-Taylor Ferns. 5, 7c-Caleb Armstrong. 6, 40-Caleb Helms. 7, 4-Danny Smith. 8, 97-Bryan Sebetto. 9, 5t-Travis Philo. 10, 63-Chad Kemenah. 11, a97-Aaron Higgins. 12, 11n-Randy Hannagan. 13, 9j-Jesse McCreary. 14, 99-Todd Kane. 15, 2-Nathan Skaggs. 16, 00-Jim Nier. 17, 56r-Ryan Myers. 18, 35r-Ronnie Blair. 19, 85-Mike Terry Jr. 20, 24h-Brandon Wimmer. 21, 9-Dean Jacobs. 22, 35-Wes McGlumphy. 23, 40i-Mark Imler. 24, 4x-Eddie Slone. 25, 5-Adam Stausser. 26, 83x-Nate Resser. 27, 6g-Cody Gardner. 28, 41-Randy Fink. 29, 37-Mark Coleman. 30, 26-Jeff Conrad. 31, 60-Cory Crabtree. 32, 22r-Kevin Roberts. 33, a79-Josh Davis. 34, 59n-Bryan Nuckles. 35, 3fx-Dean Kestler. 36, 22b-Ryan Broughton. 37, 06-Brandy Bower.

Heat 1 (10 laps/Top 5 to feature) : 1, 9-Dean Jacobs (1). 2, 9j-Jesse McCreary (3). 3, 5t-Travis Philo (4). 4, 49-Cole Duncan (6). 5, 7c-Caleb Armstrong (5). 6, 56r-Ryan Myers (2). 7, 5-Adam Stausser (7). 8, a79-Josh Davis (9). 9, 37-Mark Coleman (8). 10, 06-Brandy Bower (10).

Heat 2 (10 laps/Top 5 to feature): 1, 35-Wes McGlumphy (1). 2, 6-Jimmy Stinson (6). 3, 99-Todd Kane (3). 4, 63-Chad Kemenah (4). 5, 40-Caleb Helms (5). 6, 83x-Nate Resser (7). 7, 59-Bryan Nuckles (9). 8, 26-Jeff Conrad (8). 9, 35r-Ronnie Blair (2).

Heat 3 (10 laps/Top 5 to feature): 1, 40i-Mark Imler (1). 2, 2-Nathan Skaggs (3). 3, 4-Danny Smith (5). 4, 57x-Andrew Palker (6). 5, 85-Mike Terry Jr. (2). 6, a97-Aaron Higgins (4). 7, 6g-Cody Gardner (7). 8, 3fx-Dean Kestler (9). 9, 60-Cory Crabtree (DNS).

Heat 4 (10 laps/Top 5 to feature): 1, 24h-Brandon Wimmer (2). 2, 11n-Randy Hannagan (4). 3, 4x-Eddie Slone (1). 4, 55f-Taylor Ferns (6). 5, 97-Bryan Sebetto (5). 6, 22r-Kevin Roberts (8). 7, 41-Randy Fink (7). 8, 00-Jim Nier (3). 9, Ryan Broughton (DNS).

B Main (Transfer drivers): 1, 00-Jim Nier (2). 2, a97-Aaron Higgins (1). 3, 35r-Ronnie Blair (4). 4, 5-Adam Stausser (5). 5, a79-Josh Davis (12).

Dash (6 laps): 1, 7c-Caleb Armstrong (1). 2, 49-Cole Duncan (2). 3, 57x-Andrew Palker (3). 4, Caleb Helms (4). 5, 55f-Taylor Ferns (6). 6, Jimmy Stinson (5).

A Main (40 laps): 1, 11n-Randy Hannagan (11). 2, 24h-Brandon Wimmer (18). 3, 63-Chad Kemenah (9). 4, 4-Danny Smith (6). 5, 57x-Andrew Palker (3). 6, 40-Caleb Helms (4). 7, 9-Dean Jacobs (19). 8, 85-Mike Terry Jr. (17). 9, 9j-Jesse McCreary (12). 10, 40i-Mark Imler (21). 11, 35r-Ronnie Blair (16). 12, a79-Josh Davis (24). 13, 4x-Eddie Slone (22). 14, 49-Cole Duncan (2). 15, 7c-Caleb Armstrong (1). 16, 55f-Taylor Ferns (5). 17, 00-Jim Nier (15). 18, 99-Todd Kane (13). 19, 35-Wes McGlumphy (20). 20, 97-Bryan Sebetto (7). 21, 2-Nathan Skaggs (14). 22, 5t-Travis Philo (8). 23, 5-Adam Strausser (23). 24, a97-Aaron Higgins (10).

NEXT EVENT -

Oct. 24-25 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, for the Open Wheel Championships

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.Renegade410Sprints.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RenegadeSprints

E-mail: RenegadeSprints@yahoo.com

RENEGADE SPRINTS -

The Renegade Sprints is a new 410ci sprint car series with approximately 50 races throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan. The series anticipates building a points fund for eligible drivers and for every race to pay at least $5,000 to win.

 

 

East Bay Raceway

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway on Saturday night, feature winners on the 1/3-mile clay oval were Forrest Gough winning the Limited Late Models, Sheldon Kinser, Jr for the Florida Mini Sprints, Billy Boyd, Jr. for the East Bay Sprints, Buck Woodhouse picked up both Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stock features and George Handy winning the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers.

In the 20-lap feature event for the Limited Late Models, it was $1,000 going to Forrest Gough winning race #1 in the 2 races between East Bay Raceway Park and Bubba Raceway Park. Race #2 will be held at BRP next Saturday night also paying $1,000 to win. Forrest lead the entire event with Tim Powers making a hard charge at the end finishing second with Dalton Myers third. Scotty Williams, Waylon Haynes and Gough won their heats.

In the 12-lap Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stock Make-up feature it was Buck Woodhouse taking over the lead on lap three and not looking back. Terry Jones had a great run finishing second with David Barwick, II finishing third.

In the 15-lap Florida Mini Sprint feature it was Sheldon Kinser, Jr. picking up his second feature win of the season with Robby Hoffman challenging Kinser, Jr. lap after lap through lapped traffic. Hoffman finished second with Gavin Thomas third.

In the East Bay Sprint 20-lap feature Annual Bob Long Memorial, Guy Bos looked to pick up the win as he led the race holding off Billy Boyd, Jr. But on lap nineteen Bos slid up in turn three giving Boyd, Jr. the opportunity to take the lead. Boyd, Jr. won his second Bob Long Memorial with Guy Bos finishing second and Kerry Gilbert third.

In the second Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stock feature it was Buck Woodhouse coming from the twelfth starting spot to make it back to back feature wins for the night. Trent Wilson finished second with Tommy Hill third.

In the 15-lap Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bomber feature it was George Handy taking over the lead on lap seven picking up his fourth feature win of the season. Finishing second was Patrick Fiore, Sr. and third going to James Paes.

Action continues next Saturday August 30th with the Late Models returning. Also racing will be the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, the V8 Warriors and the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks. For information, visit eastbayracewaypark.com or call 813-677-7223.

EAST BAY RACEWAY Saturday's results

Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks Make-up (12-lap feature) 1 55 Buck Woodhouse 2. J18 Terry Jones 3. 89 David Barwick, II 4. 31 William Burnside 5. 96 Larry Chumney, II

Limited Late Models (20-lap feature) 1. 21 Forrest Gough 2. 64 Tim Powers 3. 54 Dalton Myers 4. 71 Richard Livernois, Jr. 5. 45 John Bradley

East Bay Sprints Bob Long Memorial (20-lap feature) 1. 9 Billy Boyd, Jr. 2. 3XK Guy Bos 3. 55 Kerry Gilbert 4. 38 Tony Agin 5. 21A Rebecca George

Florida Mini Sprints (15-lap feature) 1. 2jr Sheldon Kinser, Jr. 2. 12 Robby Hoffman 3. 29 Gavin Thomas 4. 30 John Crowder 5. 23 Rae Lynn Moss

 

 

Martinez Returns to Victory Lane at Skagit Speedway

8/23/14

Alger, WA – Barry Martinez returned to victory lane at Skagit Speedway on Saturday night in the 410 sprint division. Joining Martinez in victory lane were Eddie Blood in the street stock division and Brandon Berg in the Outlaw Tuners.

Martinez, now making his home in Mt Vernon, has been racing sporadically over the past two seasons while focusing on his sprint car parts business, Speedmart. Driving a car supported by Darcy Valliant and Speedmart, Martinez made the most of his pole position starting spot by leading every lap of the A Main and enjoying the fruits of victory for the first time since 2012. The win took a while to come to fruition and was almost not to be – it took five tries before the race officially got going, with nearly every driver in the field involved on an opening lap dust up in some form or fashion. On the fifth try, Martinez found clean air to his liking, streaking away from Jesse Whitney as the laps ticked by. Whitney made up huge ground on Martinez as he entered traffic, but a lap 19 red for Kevin Smith and Trey Starks would give Barry clean air once again after a restart. He nearly didn’t make it to the restart however, as a radiator hose had come loose and emptied the radiator of all its water. The Martinez crew scrambled during the open red and refilled the radiator, allowing Martinez to have a fully functional cooling system and plenty of power as he drove away for the win over the last six laps. Austen Wheatley completed a charge back up the field from 11th to take second from Whitney on the lap 19 restart but advanced no further from there. Whitney settled for third. Wheatley was the quick qualifier on the night. Whitney and Martinez were the heat winners.

A crazy finish in the Street Stock division saw Eddie Blood take top honors in the division on the night. Blood and Tom Hecker spent the bulk of the race dueling for second while also challenging race leader Tim Phillips over the bulk of the contest. On lap 18, things got crazy – Hecker over shot the entrance to turn three, t-boning Blood and causing caution on the track. On the restart, Phillips appeared to over shoot the entrance to turn three and despite having some track space between him and the field, began losing serious ground as he had flattened his right front tire on the tall cushion. Blood worked his way back to second and passed the rapidly slowing Phillips on lap 24 to grab the victory, followed by Hecker and Doug Brewster who scored a career best third. Blood and Hecker were the heat race winners.

Brandon Berg harnessed a rocket ship on Saturday night to score the win in the Outlaw Tuners. Berg raced up the field from sixth on the high groove, then adjusted his line to the bottom to get around Tyler Ketchum on lap nine to take the lead and eventual win by a comfortable amount. Matt Powers, the winner from two weeks ago, started at the back of the field and ran up to second. Ketchum was third. Becky Boudreau and Freddie Vela won the heats.

Post race, Skagit Speedway officials, fire and safety crew and track announcer Kaleb Hart took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Video of the challenge can be viewed at www.facebook.com/skagitspeedway.

410 Sprints Fast Time – Austen Wheatley 11.278 Heat 1 – Jesse Whitney, Matt Jensen, Austen Wheatley, Jason Solwold, Kevin Smith, Brock Lemley Heat 2 – Barry Martinez, Trey Starks, Tayler Malsam, Steve Vague, Mike Bollinger, Jayme Barnes Main – Barry Martinez, Austen Wheatley, Jesse Whitney, Jason Solwold, Michael Bollinger, Trey Starks, Kevin Smith, Jayme Barnes, Matt Jensen, Tayler Malsam, Steve Vague, Brock Lemley Lap Leaders – Martinez 1-25

Street Stocks Heat 1 – Eddie Blood, Brian Cottrell, Kelly Fugate, Nick Brammer, Mike Knox Jr Heat 2 – Tom Hecker, Tim Phillips, Mike Clingen, Doug Brewster Main – Eddie Blood, Tom Hecker, Doug Brewster, Tim Phillips, Nick Brammer, Brian Cottrell, Mike Clinger, Kelly Fugate Lap Leaders – Phillips 1-23 Blood 24-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Becky Boudreau, Tom Warner, Clint Meins, Jon Gunderson, Jon Edwards, Jason Newman, Dalton Taylor Heat 2 – Freddie Vela, Brandon Berg, Brian Michelson, Tyler Ketchum, Howard Vos, Adam Nelson, Jason Butenschoen, Michael Verner, Dave Boudreau Main – Brandon Berg, Matt Powers, Tyler Ketchum, Freddie Vela, Clint Meins, Brian Michelson, Dave Boudreau, Jason Butenschoen, Tom Warner, Becky Boudreau, Jon Edwards, Jason Newman, Michael Verner, Adam Nelson Lap Leaders – Ketchum 1-8 Berg 9-17

 

 

Spectacular Championship Battles Highlight Final Points Race of 2014
By: Elijah Jones

Chico, CA (August 23rd, 2014)........On a night where everything is on the line. The last points race of the year, everyone is going to go all out, and do everything they can to win. Multiple Champions were crowned as the 2014 Tri-Counties Bank Points Championship Series drew to an end at the Silver Dollar Speedway. Points Race #15 sponsored by Cherry St. Mini Storage and Chico Volkswagen, also dubbed the 2nd Annual Tyler Wolf Memorial did not disappoint.
The Ltd. Late Model Championship was decided the second that Ryan McDaniel took the Green Flag in the Main Event. McDaniel had clinched his second straight Ltd. Late Model Championship. That however, did not stop the Main Event from being a thrilling battle between two of the best Ltd. Late Model drivers at the speedway. Duane Cleveland led every lap of the race, but it was not as easy as it sounds. He was hounded each and every lap by newly crowned Champion Ryan McDaniel. Ryan tried everything he could to get around Cleveland. On the final lap Ryan drove as hard as he could down the back straightaway and made a divebomb move into turns three and four. He bounced off of Cleveland, but it was not enough, as McDaniel would spin and Cleveland would continue on to pick up the exciting victory, his second in a row in the division. McDaniel would recover to still finish second. Cort Dozier made his season debut at Silver Dollar and drove to a stellar third place finish. Jeff Olschowka and Matt Micheli would round out the top five finishers. Cort Dozier and David Newquist each picked up heat race wins.
The Street Stock Main event started off with Chico Volkswagen driver Kevin Lesch jumping out front. Lesch had a really strong car and was expected to compete for the win until something happened with the car and he dove into the pit area on lap 5 out of the lead and would not return. That turned the lead over to Points Leader, Chris Warner. Warner would not look back as he would lead the rest of the laps to pick up the race win and clinch his first career Silver Dollar Speedway Championship. Mitch Machado, who won this race last year tried to win it for a second time but came up just one spot short finishing in the second position. Phil Marino was the only driver with a shot to catch Warner for the Championship, but Marino struggled all race with fuel cap issues that caused fuel to leak on the track. Somehow Phil would still hang on to finish in the third slot. Gary Newman and Mike Slightom would round out the top five finishers. Phil Marino and Mitch Machado were victorious in Heat Race competition.
The Dirt Modified Points Battle was the closest Points Battle we had in all five divisions. Duane Cleveland came into the nights event with a two point lead over Randy McDaniel and only a three point lead over Ryan McDaniel. The three of them would do absolute battle in the main event trying to decided the Winner and the Champion. In the end it would be Ryan McDaniel crossing the finish line first. Winning his first Pepsi Night Trophy in 14 years of trying. Duane Cleveland though finished in the second position, thus clinching his second straight Dirt Modified Championship and his third overall. Kyle Wilson had a great run tonight and finished in the third position. He and his brother Alex both made a few appearances this year at Silver Dollar and we hope to see them back to contend for a Championship next season. Randy McDaniel and Leif Berglund would round out the top five finishers. There was a scary moment during heat race competition as Troy Morris Jr. jumped the cushion in turn one and flipped violently. It was a very scary incident but Morris was able to climb from the wrecked race car uninjured but unable to continue on. Heat Race victories were claimed by Dustin Massey and Ryan McDaniel.
The Perma-Zyme Wingless Sprint car Championship battle came down to two drivers. Tim Sherman Jr. and Don Emery. Sherman had led the points all season long but Emery closed the gap in the last two races. Going in to the Main Event only two points separated the two drivers. Emery started the main event inside the top five while Sherman had to start nearly dead last as he had engine problems during heat race action. Sherman Jr. would charge through the field quickly though and stuck right with Emery, knowing if he finished one spot behind him that he would be crowned Champion. In the end it was Terry Schank Jr. absolutely crushing the field picking up his 26th career win at Silver Dollar Speedway. Tony Richards ran a strong Main Event and finished second. While your Championship contenders finished third and fourth. With Don Emery third and Sherman Jr. fourth. Thus Crowning Tim Sherman Jr. the 2014 Perma-Zyme Wingless Sprint Car Track Champion by just one point over Emery. Chris Webber showed a lot of speed and finished in the fifth position. Scary moment on lap two as something happened to the #01 car of Nick Larson in turn four sending his car head on at full speed into the turn four barrier. Thankfully though Andy Forsberg had recently suggested the speedway officials put foam barriers in front of the concrete wall there. Larson's car hit the last of those foam barriers and it did it's job. Nick was able to climb from the wreckage and walk away under his own power. Heat Race victories were claimed by Terry Schank Jr. and Angelique Bell.
A total of 72 race cars competed in the final Points Race of the year at Silver Dollar Speedway. Each and every race was action packed and showed that the racetrack still has a lot to offer for each division. The track improved a lot throughout the year. A big part of that improvement has been the addition of Lowell Moural Sr. to the track. Lowell spends countless hours on the track trying to get it just right for each and every division. Dennis Gage deserves a lot of credit as well as he pours his heart and soul into the Silver Dollar Speedway. Last but certainly not least, thank you to the loyal fans of the Speedway. Your support week in and week out is what keeps this place alive. We thank you and we hope you enjoyed the 2014 Points season at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

 

 

Reed gets first win of season...Griffith claims Attica 410 championship

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Byron Reed has been racing quite awhile now. But even a veteran can start doubting himself when he goes through a drought. Reed, a six time Attica Raceway Park champion, came into the Kistler Racing Products Presents the Mark Keegan Classic Championship Night winless in 2014.

That all changed Saturday as the Monclova, Ohio driver led all 30 laps to score his 30th career Attica win. Ironically, Reed is second on the track’s all-time win list to…Keegan.

“Probably part of the reason I’ve struggled so much this year…qualifying the first half of the year and bad pill draws. Everyone is so close it’s sometimes hard to get buy guys who are in clean air. Mid-season there I was pretty frustrated. We started the year off with some of the same stuff we did last year and it just wasn’t working. We had to change some stuff and we’ve been pretty good the last month and we finally have a win to show for it,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery/Kistler Engines/ProShocks backed #5.

“I have to thank my crew for staying with me and working hard. And my wife has to come to every race now because she drew the number two for the feature. My sons drew that one that got me in the back of the heat. So she has to draw now,” added Reed.

And, Castalia, Ohio’s Caleb Griffith, a former Attica 305 sprint champion, would come home second and would claim his first ever track championship in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 sprints. Griffith is only the 9th 410 sprint champion in the track’s 27 year history.

“Obviously I’m happy we won the track championship but it’s not the way I wanted to do it with Chris (Andrews) sitting in the infield and Craig (Mintz) getting hurt early in the year. But, the last five times we’ve been to the race track from the time we drop the trailer door to the time we roll out to the heat race it’s been a complete struggle. This is fantastic for the guys. Byron was a little bit better than us on the short run…we needed lapped traffic. That’s Byron’s first win this year…that shows you how competitive this deal is,” said Griffith beside his Al Davis Carpet/McDonald’s/Crown Battery/JLH General Contractor/Shelluke’s Bar/Fremont Fence/Griff’s Engines backed machine.

Wayne, Ohio’s Jeff Babcock and Mike Bores would battle throughout the 25 laps of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature with Babcock taking control on lap 18. The Wayne Hurricane would drive to his 6th feature win of the year at Attica to wrap up the track championship. It was his 10th career victory at Attica. All he had to do was take the green in the feature to wrap up the track title.

“Mikey Bores has come a long way racing. Man he was giving me all kinds of fits there…I just couldn’t get him. Finally we got going good enough to get by,” said Babcock beside his Holcomb Racing/Best Performance Motorsports/Craig Miller Trucking/Bulk Material Lift.com/Professional Drywall backed #1.

“I’ve never really been one to race for championships and I found out why tonight. Even when I went out for the feature I had butterflies in my belly for some reason. I know why I don’t race for championships because I’m no good at them. It’s hard to describe the feeling that comes with a championship…it’s pretty neat,” added Babcock.

Fremont’s Bobby Clark would drive under Steve Rando for the lead on lap 13 of the Foster Auto Body 305 Sprint feature and would pull away for his second win of the season. The victory is the 15th of his career at Attica and ties him with D.J. Foos – ironically the son of Clark’s crew chief – for 6th on the division’s all-time win list.

“We were mediocre with my car and they had this car out for a couple of runs (with Bobby’s nephew driving) and it looked kind of promising. So we decided we wanted to try it…I think we’re going to keep it,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence/Little Bar on the Prairie/B&L Plumbing/Kear’s Speed Shop/Big D’s Pizza/Kistler Engines/Nagy Equipment Sales/CRF Concrete/Willey’s Towing backed machine.

Clark started the feature with his wing pulled way back on the car. While most were rim-riding around turns three and four, Clark was able to drive the middle and bottom of the track in a 25-lap non-stop feature event.

“Dave (Foos, crew chief) always has a good read on the track. He pays attention and that’s what he decided to do with the wing and I’m glad he did. As long as I kept it low and smooth I had good drive off. I might have another year or two in me yet,” added Clark.

Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan, just 16 years of age, would drive from 13th to an eighth place finish to wrap up his first ever Attica track championship.

“I hustled just to get a top four in the heat to make the feature. In the feature we started deep and I was just trying to stay calm and stay away from other cars. We’re planning on going 410 racing next year but we’ll see what happens. It’s been a real consistent season and that’s the key,” said Jordan who has had 11 top five finishes in 2014 at Attica.

“I have to thank my crew, my dad, my mom and everyone that helps me out including Village Pizza House, Big D’s Lawn Care, Frost Frog, Walton’s Cutting Crew, Griff’s Engines, J&J Automotive…without those guys I couldn’t do it,” added Ryan.

To say Shawn Valenti has had a dream season is a big understatement. The Risingsun, Ohio driver scored his 5th win of the season in the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks at Attica, leading all 15 laps for his 9th career victory. The win ties Valenti with Brian Arnold for fourth on the track’s all-time win list. He also has 10 truck wins at Fremont in 2014 and picked up a pair of wins in stock car action at Limaland.

“It’s just been one heck of a year. And I had a lot of fun running around in a late model too (he drove Babcock’s back-up at Attica). I have to thank all the guys behind this team. Jason Jimison has stuck with us all year…Jeff Babcock puts me in this fast thing and my wife for giving me the time and opportunity to do this,” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Best Performance Motorsports/Conrad Transportation/Dave Story Equipment Repair/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques/KS Sales and Service/JP Enterprises backed truck.

Brian Lay and Reed would bring the field to green for the 410 sprint feature with Reed gaining the advantage over Lay, Christopher Bell, Griffith, Cap Henry, Gary Taylor and Brian Smith. Griffith would drive into third on lap three.

Reed would drive into heavy lapped traffic by the 7th circuit as Griffith picked up second. Griffith began closing on Reed as they worked through traffic with Bell, Lay, Henry, Taylor, Craig Mintz and Rob Chaney in pursuit.

The first caution would fly on lap 17 when Bell spun off of turns three and four while running third. On the restart and with a clear track Reed pulled away slightly from Griffith, Henry, Mintz, Lay, Taylor and Chaney.

All eyes were on Chris Andrews who had started 12th and needed a solid top eight finish to secure the track championship. He was up to 9th by lap 18.

The more laps under green that were run, Griffith was able to close on Reed. With seven laps remaining the running order was Reed, Griffith, Mintz, Henry, Lay, Taylor, Chaney and Andrews. However, Andrews would make contact with one of the infield tractor tire barriers on lap 27, bringing out the caution and ending his championship run.

The three lap shoot-out saw Reed drive to victory with Griffith just a car length back. Mintz, Chaney and Henry would round out the top five.

In the 25-lap late model feature, Cody Scott and Mike Bores brought the field to green with Bores jumping into the lead over Scott, Rocky Owens, Matt Irey and Babcock. Babcock would shoot into second on lap three just before the caution flew for a Matt Irey spin. On the restart Bores and Babcock began their race-long battle with Owens, Scott, Ryan Missler, John Bores and Justin Chance in tow.

Bores and Babcock ran side-by side over the next several laps before the caution would fly for one of the infield tires being tossed onto the track on lap 12. When the green reappeared so did the battle between Bores and Babcock with Owens, Missler, Scott, John Bores and Irey in tow.

The caution would fly on lap 15 for a Michael Stiltner spin with the running order Bores, Babcock, Owens, Missler, Scott, John Bores and Irey. Again when the green flew so did the side by side racing between Mike Bores and Babcock.

Babcock was finally able to slip under Bores and drive up in front to take the lead on lap 18. Once in the lead, Babcock was able to pull away slightly over Mike Bores, Owens, Missler, John Bores, Irey and Scott.

But, Steve Sabo would spin with three laps to go, giving Bores one last shot at Babcock. When the green flew Bores tried to drive under Babcock but the Wayne Hurricane held on and drove to the win over Mike Bores, Owens, Irey and Missler.

Steve Rando and Tyler Gunn brought the field to green for the 305 sprint feature with Rando bolting into the lead over Ricky Peterson, Gunn, Clark, Trey Jacobs, Nate Dussel, Paul Weaver and Dustin Dinan. Clark would take third on lap three and immediately pressured Peterson.

Rando couldn’t shake the rest of the field as Clark finally took second on lap 11 and closed quickly on the leader with Peterson, Gunn, Dussel, Dinan, Weaver, Jacobs and John Ivy in tow. Clark would drive under Rando for the lead on lap 13 as the leaders prepared to encounter heavy lapped traffic.

Clark sliced his way through traffic while Rando now had his hands full with Peterson with Dussel, Dinan, Weaver, Gunn, Ivy, Jacobs and Ryan in pursuit. With five laps to go Clark had three lapped cars separating him from Rando as Dussel drove into third.

Clark would cruise to the win over Rando, Dussel, Dinan and Weaver.

John Ivy and Keith Sorg paced the field to the green for the dirt truck feature that would see only one caution flag during the 15-lap distance. Valenti would storm from his fourth place starting position into the lead at the drop of the green with Sorg, Kent Brewer, Ivy, Brad Keckler, Dana Fry and Matt Foos giving chase.

Brewer would take second on lap two and closed on Valenti with Sorg, Ivy and Keckler locked in a tremendous battle for third. At the half-way point, Valenti and Brewer were battling side by side for the lead with Sorg, Ivy and Foos not in a war for third. Ivy would take the third spot on lap 11 but Foos and Sorg made it a three wide battle the next lap.

Valenti was able to pull away the last three laps for the win over Brewer, Foos, Ivy and Sorg.

Attica Raceway Park wraps up the 2014 season with a big double-header weekend Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30. On Friday Detroit Chocolat Presents the Lucas Oil Late Model Series gunning for $10,000 to win with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions also in competition for $3,000 to win. On Saturday the UNOH All Stars battle for $5,000 to win on Baumann Auto Group Night with the late models going for $1,500 to win and the 305 sprints and dirt trucks also in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park - 8/23/2014

Kistler Racing Products Night

O'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (23 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 53C-Christopher Bell[4] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[8] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[1] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 5. 17-Scott Euler[3] ; 6. 73-Joe Armbruster[2] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[6]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9X-Rob Chaney[2] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 7. 83M-Broc Martin[8] ; 8. 11X-Brandon Martin[6]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. O9-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 3. 14-Chad Wilson[1] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7] ; 5. 3T-Tony Beaber[6] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 7. 8-Kevin Shelbo[5]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[2]; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[5]; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[11]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[10]; 5. 53-Cap Henry[4]; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[1]; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7]; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9]; 9. 53C-Christopher Bell[3]; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[6]; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14]; 12. 11X-Brandon Martin[20]; 13. 83M-Broc Martin[18]; 14. 14-Chad Wilson[8]; 15. 73-Joe Armbruster[16]; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[17]; 17. 8-Kevin Shelbo[21]; 18. 16-Chris Andrews[12]; 19. 17-Scott Euler[13]; 20. 3T-Tony Beaber[15]; 21. 14H-Todd Heller[19]

Hard Charger: O9-Craig Mintz[+8]

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (17 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 36-Matt Irey[3] ; 2. 1B-Jeff Babcock[5] ; 3. 29-Rocky Owens[8] ; 4. 50Y-Ryan Missler[4] ; 5. O3-Jim Gingery[6] ; 6. 34-Michael Stiltner[2] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 8. 69-John Mayes Jr.[1] ; 9. 76-Skip McKinney[9]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 15B-Mike Bores[4] ; 2. O1-Justin Chance[2] ; 3. 48-John Bores[3] ; 4. 92-Cody Scott[7] ; 5. 9C-Troy Cattarene[8] ; 6. 1V-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[1] ; 8. 12-Ky Harper[6]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1B-Jeff Babcock[8]; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[2]; 3. 29-Rocky Owens[3]; 4. 36-Matt Irey[6]; 5. 50Y-Ryan Missler[7]; 6. 92-Cody Scott[1]; 7. O3-Jim Gingery[9]; 8. O1-Justin Chance[4]; 9. 69-John Mayes Jr.[15]; 10. 34-Michael Stiltner[11]; 11. 16-Steve Sabo[13]; 12. 48-John Bores[5]; 13. 69R-Doug Baird[14]; 14. 12-Ky Harper[16]; 15. 9C-Troy Cattarene[10]; 16. 1V-Shawn Valenti[12]; 17. 76-Skip McKinney[17]

Hard Charger: 1B-Jeff Babcock[+7]

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (31 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6-Dustin Dinan[4] ; 2. 18-Bobby Clark[3] ; 3. 48-Mike Burkin[1] ; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 7. 4T-Jim Taddeo[6] ; 8. 49-Cody Runion[8]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 4. 32-Dan Hennig[6] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 6. 12J-Tyler Moore[7] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 8. 39C-Scott Riley[8]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 4. 8M-T.J Michael[6] ; 5. 22D-Dan Hammond[1] ; 6. O3-Jim Cushing[2] ; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde[8] ; 8. 29P-Mark Pinksi[3]

Heat 4 - Bell Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 2. 8I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 4. O2-Kevin Lee[1] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[6] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[3]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 3. 10-Josh Harrison[4] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[8] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 6. 4T-Jim Taddeo[9] ; 7. 12J-Tyler Moore[6] ; 8. 13-Jeremy Duposki[12] ; 9. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[10] ; 10. 2L-Landon Lalonde[11] ; 11. 29P-Mark Pinksi[15] ; 12. 49-Cody Runion[13] ; 13. 22D-Dan Hammond[3] ; 14. O3-Jim Cushing[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 18-Bobby Clark[6]; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[1]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[5]; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[9]; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[8]; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[4]; 7. 8I-John Ivy[11]; 8. 5R-Jordan Ryan[13]; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3]; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2]; 11. 25-Jason Keckler[7]; 12. 8M-T.J Michael[15]; 13. 48-Mike Burkin[10]; 14. 12-Kyle Capodice[18]; 15. 11G-Luke Griffith[12]; 16. 10-Josh Harrison[19]; 17. 36-Seth Schneider[17]; 18. 32-Dan Hennig[14]; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron[20]; 20. O2-Kevin Lee[16]

Hard Charger: 18-Bobby Clark[+5]

Fremont Fence Co. Dirt Trucks (18 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 2-Matt Foos[7] ; 4. 7-Dana Frey[2] ; 5. O-Andy Keegan[4] ; 6. 69-Jeff Warnick[8] ; 7. O1-Art Ball[1] ; 8. 22-Brandon Leighton[5] ; 9. 14-Steve Pocock[9]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. OO-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 3X-Brad Keckler[4] ; 3. 4S-Keith Sorg[3] ; 4. D1-Dustin Keegan[8] ; 5. 33-Brian Arnold[7] ; 6. 13-Cody Benyak[6] ; 7. 22J-Josh Kiser[9] ; 8. 33C-Kyle Cline[1] ; 9. 37-Eric Devanna[5]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4]; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6]; 3. 2-Matt Foos[7]; 4. OO-John Ivy[1]; 5. 4S-Keith Sorg[2]; 6. 7-Dana Frey[3]; 7. 33C-Kyle Cline[16]; 8. 33-Brian Arnold[10]; 9. 3X-Brad Keckler[8]; 10. O1-Art Ball[13]; 11. D1-Dustin Keegan[5]; 12. 13-Cody Benyak[12]; 13. O-Andy Keegan[9]; 14. 69-Jeff Warnick[11]; 15. 22-Brandon Leighton[15]; 16. 22J-Josh Kiser[14]

Hard Charger: 33C-Kyle Cline[+9]

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

 

 

Blaney Tops All Stars for First Mercer Win

Mercer, PA (August 23, 2014): Dale Blaney threw the monkey off his back. He won his first career Sprint Car race at Mercer Raceway Park, and it came against the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series. The win came on the first night of the 25th Annual Western Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship presented by Bonnell's Rod Shop. To get it, the nation's winningest Sprint Car driver had to fight off the challenges of Jac Haudenschild.

C.J. Jones won his second straight race, and fourth of the season, in the Outlaw Sprint Warriors presented by Bonnell's Rod Shop. After missing several events, J.R. McGinley returned to the Park and earned his second feature win of the season in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. The silver bullet, Randy Wyant, prevailed in the finale for the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, operating under the Open Stock rules.

"My brother won his first ever Sprint Car race over here, and dad won quite a few, so I was hoping that I was going to get one sooner or later," Blaney said. Continuing, Blaney noted "dad won a lot of races her and he ran every Saturday for a long, long time. It took me a long time to learn something, I guess." Perhaps the final instruction came this night. Blaney explained "Jac [Haudenschild] showed me the best way in three and four, he shoved it around me, and I got to run a little bit harder after that."

Dale Blaney blasted out to the lead at the drop of the green, with polesitter Rod George nipping at his heels. Before George could mount a counterattack, a caution was displayed for Dennis Wagner and Francis Sesco, who go together at the top of turn one. On the restart, Haudenschild made a big move, sweeping past George for the second spot. George was then under pressure from Lee Jacobs. Brandon Spithaler and Brandon Matus were lurking close behind.

Haudenschild rode the rim to close in on the All Stars points leader and four-time champion. As the leaders closed in on some lapped cars, Haudenschild got his nose out ahead of Blaney when they crossed for lap ten. George continued in third, with Lee Jacobs close behind.

When the leaders came down the front stretch for the halfway mark, it was Blaney who had the lead by a nose. Soon thereafter, the second and last caution slowed the event. Scott Priester spun off the top of turn three.

On the restart, Blaney surged ahead of Haudenschild. Lee Jacobs rolled the outside in turns one and two to grab third away from George. He pulled Danny Holtgraver along with him, and soon the two popular drivers were fighting for position. Brandon Matus, Brandon Spithaler and Tim Shaffer were locked in a battle within the top ten.

Blaney's car liked the clean air, and he was able to maintain a comfortable advantage over the Wild Child all the way to the finish. Jacobs was a distant third. Holtgraver did work his way past George for the fourth position. Shaffer crossed in sixth, ahead of Brandon Spithaler, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brandon Matus, and Adam Kekich.

The three heats were won by Priester, Brandon Spithaler, and Brandon Matus. There was no B Main. George scored the dash victory. The evening's fastest qualifier was Blaney, turning a lap of 13.771.

Joe McEwen grabbed the early lead with his Pace Performance GM 602 powered Outlaw Sprint Warrior. The former Bonnell's Rod Shop divisional champion led Andy Feil, Mike Marano, II, and C.J. Jones in the early going.

A caution just five laps into the race wiped out McEwen's lead. However, he was able to maintain control when racing resumed. Jones was the primary beneficiary of the restart, as he was able to move into the second spot soon thereafter.

At the halfway mark, Jones was closing in on McEwen. Feil continued in third, but teenager Tyler Denochick was pressing for that position in just his first start at the Park. George Hobaugh held fifth, ahead of Marano, Mike Miller, Ken Rossey, Greg Dobrosky, and Jim Morris.

Jones dove into the third turn on lap 12 to snatch the lead from McEwen. Meanwhile, Feil and Denochick were fighting hard for position.

As the leaders crossed for lap 15, Denochick and Feil got together in the third turn. Surprisingly, they were able to keep their cars moving. The lapped machine of Harold Braden, Jr. was not so fortunate. He came to a rest, causing the second and final stoppage of the race.

Jones led McEwen in the final uneventful five laps of the contest. Feil maintained third over Denochick, Marano was some distance back in fifth. Hobaugh, Miller, Morris, Rossey, and Dobrosky completed the top ten.

Denochick, Miller and Morris won their preliminaries. There was no B Main.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Rich Whitney set the pace for the first two laps, but all eyes were on veteran Tommy Kristyak, who went deep into the marbles in turn one to snag the lead as they raced through the turn. Kristyak opened a slight advantage, but a caution on lap seven for the disabled car of Frank Guidace, who had been running well inside the top five.

On the restart, McGinley worked into second and he was challenging for the lead. He soon overtook Kristyak. Jimmy Holden then took up the challenge for second, with Kyle Fink lurking close behind.

Despite two cautions, McGinley continued to lead, with Kristyak, Holden and Fink in a furious battle for second. Holden retired from the fray while the field was under caution, leaving Kristyak and Fink to do battle. Fink did assume second on a restart, but he only held the position for only lap.

A final caution set up a three lap dash for the cash. Kristyak used the inside line to take second away from Fink. Shawn Fleeger advanced to fourth, and Matt Reeher to fifth, in the final circuits. Next to cross was Makayla Guidace. Shane Izzo was the final car running atthe conclusion of the contest. Jimmy Holden was awarded eighth on the basis of laps completed. Rich Whitney and Kyle Martel were scored ninth and tenth on the same basis.

Frank Guidace and Fink were the tops in the qualifiers.

Randy Wyant took the lead from Shawn Lindemuth on the second lap and he did not look back. He sped away from the field. Meanwhile, Curt Bish worked his way to second, with Gary Miller and Brent Johnson fighting for positions with a fading Lindemuth.

Wyant swept under the checkers first. Bish trailed by a full straightaway. Miller, Johnson, and Pat Fielding rounded out the top five. Lindemuth held on for sixth. William Hurrelbrink was seventh. Bob McCann, Bob Schwartzmiller, and Rob Shook were the next finishers.

The preliminaries went to Bish and Fielding. There was no B Main.

All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars: Dale Blaney, Jac Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver, Rod George, Tim Shaffer, Brandon Spithaler, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brandon Matus, Adam Kekich, Andy McKisson, Carl Bowser, Ralph Spithaler, Scott Priester, Michael Bauer, Brent Matus, Jimmy Light, Dennis Wagner, Francis Sesco, Andy Feil (DNS), Eric Williams (DNS).

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: C.J. Jones, Joe McEwen, Andy Feil, Tyler Denochick, Mike Marano, II, George Hobaugh, Mike Miller, Jimmy Morris, Ken Rossey, Greg Dobrosky, Clay Riney, Michael Bauer, Darren Pifer, Kotie Kirkbride, Devin Litwiler, Harold Braden, Jr., Cody Bova, Alex Paden, Eric L. Williams, Chad Matthews, Bob McMillin (DNS), Evan Kornbau (DNS).

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: J.R. McGinley, Tommy Kristyak, Kyle Fink, Shawn Fleeger, Matt Reeher, Makayla Guidace, Shane Izzo, Jimmy Holden, Rich Whitney, Kyle Martel, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Clyde Gumpp, Max Smoker, Frank Guidace, Lonny Riigs (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Randy Wyant, Curtis J. Bish, Gary Miller, Jr., Brent Johnson, Pat Fielding, Shawn Lindemuth, William Hurrelbrink, Bob McCann, Bob Schwartzmiller, Rob Shook, Tim Bish, Brian Booher, Rob Bates, Brett McDonald, Garrett Calvert, Bill Banick, Jr., Rusty Moore, Jesse Brock, Curt Bish (DNS), Tim Burns (DNS).

 

 

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Ft. Morgan, CO (August 16, 2014) - The RMMRA made their third stop at Butch Speicher's I-76 Speedway of the season and the night was owned by Keith Rauch!

Heat race action started of with Rauch taking the win in heat one followed by Randy Oerter and rookie Collin Reinhart making his first appearance in a midget. Heat race two showed a tight battle between Chris Sheil and Bob Harr on the fast 1/4 mile surface. The heat was won by Sheil followed closely by Bob Harr and Ryan Oerter.

During the night, the 2014 Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductees were announced mid-track. This was a very big night for the RMMRA as they have four members going into the HoF. Past champion Mike Gregg, Gene Pastor, and current points leader/past champion Keith Rauch were announced to the crowd Saturday night. In addition, Mark Matejka was announced as the "Jerry Van Dyke" award recipient for his contribution to motorsports.

After the intermission, the track was reworked and did not disappoint. The surface held moisture and was extremely fast. The field took the green and had tight battles throughout the field. Keith Rauch and Bob Harr took off to commanding leads from the remaining field and battled closely the entire feature. At the checkers, it was Rauch showing why he is deserving of Hall of Fame honors as he captured his 61st career midget win.

The RMMRA would like to thank Butch Speicher for a fast track and an incredible audience as the night featured "Fan Appreciation" night activities during intermission. A special thank you as well to an anonymous sponsor, in addition to Glen Tilton from Napa Auto Parts of Cheyenne, who together boosted the purse by $1,500!!!

The next race is August 23rd at El Paso County Speedway in Calhan, CO. See you all there!!

Complete Results are as follows:

Heat One (8 Laps) - Keith Rauch, Randy Oerter, Collin Reinhart (Rookie), Doug Bensenberg (DNF), Scott Fennell (DNS), Greg Schaefer (DNS)

Heat Two (8 Laps) - Chris Sheil, Bob Harr, Ryan Oerter, Brad Tilton, Mark Chisholm (DNF), Bill Rousch (DNS)

"A" Feature (20 Laps) - Keith Rauch, Bob Harr, Chris Sheil, Mark Chisholm, Greg Schaefer, Randy Oerter, Brad Tilton, Ryan Oerter, Collin Rinehart, Bill Rousch, Doug Bensenberg, Scott Fennell

 

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

15811 Waynesfield Rd. | Waynesfield, Ohio 45896

www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net | 419.568.3201

Westfall, Hicks, Lines, Henning, Iiams, Seeling Win At Waynesfield

August 16, 2014

Back to school time can be both hectic and expensive for many families in the area. Waynesfield Raceway Park in conjunction with race teams and fans gave away multiple sets of school supplies Saturday night to make sure kids head back to school in style. Prizes ranging from backpacks filled with an entire years supply of school supplies to notebooks and pencils were distributed with every child in attendance walking home with something to take back to school. To show appreciation to the fans in attendance, drivers invaded the grandstands in groves to meet and greet with fans who play such a vital role in the sport of auto racing. To top off an already full evening of family fun, the ladies of the racing world suited up for a 10 lap exhibition powder puff tough truck race sponsored by Block Insurance. The annual event is highly competitive on the track and in the stands with families showing their female competitors the highest level of support. Fans were treated with an all around good time both on and off the track on Indian Lake Outfitters night at the races.

First to take the track was the Buckeye Machine Non Wing sprint cars for their 25 lap A-main. With 26 cars signing in to compete, three heat races determined the first 15 starting spots in the A-main. The final five spots came in through one 10 lap B-main. Mike Dunlap, Luke Hall, and Matt Westfall came away victorious in the preliminary heat races. Andy Conley in the 14C came away with the B-main victory with Stratton Briggs, Stuart Hanft, Mark Silva, and Lee Underwood transferring to the A-main. Underwood managed to put a slider on Jimmy Snead coming to the checkered flag to steal the final transfer spot. With the field set and an inversion of six, Cole Ketchan and Tyler Hewitt led the powerful field to the opening green flag. Into turn one and two, Tyler Hewitt took the early lead shuffling Ketchan back to second. Matt Westfall, who started on the outside of row two made a run on Ketchan for second. The run was a success when Westfall found himself not only around Ketchan, but Hewitt as well putting him in the lead as the first yellow flag waved. The 6 of Stuart Hanft spun on the top side of turn three and began to slide down the banking. Something was definitely wrong with the 6 car as it continued to slide down the banking with no sign of functioning brakes. Hanft was towed from the scene and scored finishing twenth. Westfall led the field to the restart. Hewitt got a good jump but not as good as Westfall who took off down the back stretch. Westfall would build a lead up and watch it diminish as lap traffic began to build at the halfway signal. Hewitt used this to his advantage to steal the lead while Westfall got caught up behind lap traffic. With ten to go, Westfall continued to fight lap traffic when he made minor contact with a lap car entering turn three. This slight mishap did not faze Westfall as he never lost sight of the lead. Hewitt ran low on steam fighting deep in traffic allowing Westfall to reclaim the lead. With just five laps remaining in the A-main, Stratton Briggs prompted the first red flag of the evening when his car went upside down in turn two. Briggs climbed out under his own power uninjured. A final restart allowed Westfall to build up a second and a half lead over Hewitt and take the win. Tyler Hewitt finished in second with Luke Hall finishing in third. Lee Underwood, who just slid into a transfer spot in the B-main, advanced ten spots to pick up the hard charger award.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks hit the track next for their 15 lap A-main. Ben Hower in the 316 and Chris Hicks in the 71 led the field to the green flag. The front row remained side-by-side into turn two before finally separating on the exit of the corner. Hicks took the early lead and led the opening the lap. Larry Fox fought the wheel on his 28 holding off a challenging Jerry Sawmiller directly behind him. Sawmiller and his powerful 60 prevailed and claimed the spot from Fox. Bill Keeler, a weekly double duty driver, put his truck into the mix before settling for a spot inside the top five at the halfway mark. Mike Hicks in the 33 held down the runner up spot giving Chris the space he needed to battle lap traffic. As laps began to tick away, Mike decided to give Chris a run for his money. Mike put his 33 right on the backend of Chris as he was fighting lap traffic. The battle mixed with lap traffic sent the Hicks duo three wide as the field came to the white flag. Mike continued on the bumper into turn four before giving Chris the win. Mike Hicks settled for second place run with Jerry Sawmiller coming home in third. Chris emerged from behind the wheel showing fans his trademarked victory pose in Best Performance victory lane. JJ Butler in the 1J came home in tenth and was the recipient of the hard charger award.

The Post Agri Service UMP Modifed A-main was eventful from the drop of the green flag. Tony Anderson and Weasel Phlipot led the field to the green to get the 20 lap feature underway. Phlipot had trouble getting his 52 to start dropping him back three spots by the time the field entered turn two. No laps would be completed as the yellow flew for the 5H of Brian Hogan who spun off of turn three sending the 24 of Terry Grilliot into the infield. Both cars suffered very minimal damaged and rejoined the field for the complete restart. The second start was still not good for Phlipot as he once again could not get the car rolling fast enough into turn two. Phlipot once again dropped back three to four spots once it was all said and done. Anderson used this to his advantage as he began to pull away from the field. Two laps crossed off the ledger when the yellow flag came out again for the 112 of Chris Ullery. Ullery came to a stop on the top side of turn four. The car was taken to the hotpit where his crew determined the car could not be repaired in the allotted three laps. A second caution for Brian Hogan would result in his removal from the racing surface when he spun two laps later after the field returned to green flag racing. This caution was a good one for the fans as it allowed the field to restack. Anderson had a powerhouse behind him in the form of Randy Lines. Lines was highly discussed during hot laps as a prime competitor and driver to beat. Lines took the lead away from Anderson shortly after the restart pushing Anderson back to second. Matt Westfall began to make a run through the field before finding an open spot in third. Jerry Bowersock would fall victim to the a caution with 13 laps to go in turns three and four. Bowersock was well inside the top ten at the time of the crash battling heavily with the 116 of Jimmie Haager. A series of restarts were bad for many drivers. The first restart prompted a caution for the 0% of Derrick Austin and the 58P of Jim Post as they both tangled together entering turn two. Both slid to the bottom of the racing surface making contact with the inside tire marker. The second restart fell victim to a caution coming to the flag. Three drivers, Cody Basiniger, Terry Grilliot, and David Treon, connected forming a roadblock on the inside of the track. The tire marker on the bottom of turn four was also relocated a few feet because of the accident. Third time was a charm as green flag racing resumed. Lines took off posting some of the fastest laps of the night. He continued this powerful run with a final yellow coming with just eight laps remaining. The 44 of Zach Schroeder and the 52 of Weasel Phlipot got together in the exit of turn two. Both drivers were running inside the top ten challenging in the lead pack. The race went caution free for the remainder with Lines in the top spot. He posted some impressive lap times leading him directly to victory lane. Matt Westfall just could not catch up posting a second place finish. Tony Anderson, who led the race early on, finished third. Matt Twining picked up the hard charger award advancing 12 spot in the A-main.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints hit the track next for their 20 lap feature. First and second in points started one and two in the A-main. Rod Henning and Gary Campbell led the field to the green flag. Both drivers are only separated by 40 points and a good points night could further or tighten the gap. Henning took the early lead leaving Gary Campbell in the dust. Campbell did not trail Henning for long as he exited the track for a mechanical issue just a few laps into the A-main. With Campbell out, Helterbran took his spot and challenged for the lead. That challenge was cut off when the E99 of Gage Etgen brought out the first caution when his car spun around in turn two. Etgen made no contact with any other object and was able to return to the racing surface. On the restart, things got crazy when the red flag was thrown immediately after the green for two cars tumbling in the middle of one and two. Riley VanHise landed on his side with Brad Racer doing most of the airborne action. Gunnar Lucius also found himself caught up in the mess but managed to stop before becoming involved. After a brief cleanup and car removal, green flag flew again for a second restart. This one would hold for three laps and enough time for Rod Henning to get into lap traffic and put some distance between him and Helterbran. Rob Winks in the 55 ran into problems when his wing began to peel back off the car exiting turn two. The aerodynamics on the 55 began both a hindrance and a safety issue causing him to stop on the high side exiting turn four. Winks pushed the 55 into the infield by himself disgusted with such an odd mechanical problem. On the restart, Henning got a great jump and continued his wrath of pulling away from the field. The 20 of Tyler Kendall began to smoke as laps began to dwindle. Henning came away with the win. Michael Helterbran and his 00 finished in the runner-up spot. Chris Bounds started third and finished third. Craig Stower was the recipient of the hard charger award for advancing ten spots sponsored by Foz Speed Partz.

After a good heat run and a lucky inversion draw, Jordan Iiams and Jeff Zwiebel starting side-by-side for the opening green flag of the 15 lap Indian Lake Outfitter compact A-main. Iiams was forced to start on the tail of heat race number two for arriving after pill draw had closed in the pits. Despite this, Iiams was ready to run as if everything was online and functioning properly. Iiams led the opening lap as a battle to determine spots two through five developed. Justin Durflinger, young but seasoned driver, threaded the needle to the extreme as he pushed the 17 through the field. Yoders decided to do the same for a shot at the win. All of the battling allowed Iiams to pull away from the field and never look back. The Yoder duo would go three wide with Waughtel late in the race to take fourth and fifth. Durflinger held down the second spot as the 1H of Jeff Zwiebel fell back to fifth. Waughtel battled with Zwiebel for the fifth spot for a majority of the late race laps until Waughtel took it permanently. Jordan Iiams crossed the line as the winner by over a second. Just Durflinger took home second with the first of the Yoders taking third. Harvery Yoder finished in fourth and was the winner of the hard charger award.

The Powerpuff Block Insurance Tough Truck event was an exciting event allowing the ladies of the racing community to get behind the wheel for a fun exhibition race. Tracy Hower and Abbey Wering, both relatives of weekly tough truck drivers, led the field to the green flag. Werling took the lead early before Hower powered back. Fans in the stands cheered loudly for their favorite driver with some fans even coaching from behind the catch fence. After the ten laps expired, Sam Seeling came away with the victory. Former Waynesfield flag woman Bridgit Brunk came home in second. Kelse Twining came home in third holding off Abbey Werling. Jamie Hunter rounded out the top five with Kim Johnston, Regina Tousley, Erica Fox, and Tracy Hower rounding out the field. Each of the ladies expressed their excitement about being on the 1/3rd mile but admit it was a nerve racking experience. The powerpuff returns in the month of September for the compact edition.

Back in action next Saturday night, August 23 with another full program of racing including the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints, Performance Powder Coating ASMA Mini Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. The wheel of prizes will be set up behind the flagstand with prizes up for grabs. Adult general admissions is just $12, Kids 11-15 are $6 with 10 & under FREE. Pit admittance is $25. Pit side gates open at 4PM and grandstand gates open at 5PM. Warm Ups are scheduled for 6PM with the first green flag flying at 7PM. Get all the latest information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, or by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.

Saturday’s race was another Contingency Connection event offering nearly $2000 in awards each week and $100,000 over the 2014 season from national manufacturers. Contingency awards are in addition to cash purse payouts. See a track official for details on the Contingency Connection and how it can help racers when bills become due.

RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (26 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2B-Mike Dunlap[2] ; 2. 22-Dallas Hewitt[4] ; 3. 63-Huston Hewitt[7] ; 4. 14G-Rod Henning[1] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[5] ; 6. 14C-Andy Conley[9] ; 7. 72-Stratton Briggs[8] ; 8. 63D-Jim Dues[6] ; 9. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[6] ; 2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[9] ; 3. 14-Cooper Clouse[7] ; 4. 43G-Rob Guy[5] ; 5. 12-Kent Wolters[4] ; 6. 5-Mark Silva[1] ; 7. 8-Lewie Christain[3] ; 8. 9-Dave Disinger[8] ; 9. 25B-Mark Blausey[2] Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 54-Matt Westfall[1] ; 2. 41K-Cole Ketchan[2] ; 3. 17-Kevin Myers[5] ; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[7] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8] ; 6. 19-Jimmy Snead[6] ; 7. 6-Stuart Hanft[4] ; 8. 5W-Jeff Williams[3] B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14C-Andy Conley[1] ; 2. 72-Stratton Briggs[4] ; 3. 6-Stuart Hanft[6] ; 4. 5-Mark Silva[2] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[10] ; 6. 19-Jimmy Snead[3] ; 7. 5W-Jeff Williams[9] ; 8. 63D-Jim Dues[7] ; 9. 8-Lewie Christain[5] ; 10. 9-Dave Disinger[8] ; 11. 25B-Mark Blausey[11] A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 54-Matt Westfall[4]; 2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[2]; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[5]; 4. 2B-Mike Dunlap[6]; 5. 14-Cooper Clouse[8]; 6. 14G-Rod Henning[10]; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[15]; 8. 41K-Cole Ketchan[1]; 9. 23S-Kyle Simon[12]; 10. 24L-Lee Underwood[20]; 11. 87-Paul Dues[13]; 12. 14C-Andy Conley[16]; 13. 17-Kevin Myers[9]; 14. 5-Mark Silva[19]; 15. 43G-Rob Guy[11]; 16. 72-Stratton Briggs[17]; 17. 63-Huston Hewitt[7]; 18. 12-Kent Wolters[14]; 19. 22-Dallas Hewitt[3]; 20. 6-Stuart Hanft[18] Hard Charger: 24L-Lee Underwood[+10] Block Insurance Tough Trucks (19 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 33-Mike Hicks[8] ; 2. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[2] ; 3. 71-Chris Hicks[9] ; 4. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[6] ; 5. 37-Roy Miller[10] ; 6. 9X-Mike Grigsby[4] ; 7. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[3] ; 8. 1J-J.J Butler[7] ; 9. 76-Allen Pow[1] ; 10. 69-Ron Tousley[5] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1W-Bill Keeler[7] ; 2. 28-Larry Fox[8] ; 3. 316-Ben Hower[5] ; 4. 82-Kevin Knittle[4] ; 5. OJ-Shane Jacobs[9] ; 6. 710-Ben Werling[3] ; 7. 17-Ryan Dunlap[1] ; 8. 8-Matt Mckinnon[2] ; 9. MT1-Gabe Twining[6] A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[2]; 2. 33-Mike Hicks[6]; 3. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[4]; 4. 1W-Bill Keeler[5]; 5. 37-Roy Miller[9]; 6. 28-Larry Fox[3]; 7. OJ-Shane Jacobs[10]; 8. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[7]; 9. 9X-Mike Grigsby[11]; 10. 1J-J.J Butler[15]; 11. 710-Ben Werling[12]; 12. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[13]; 13. 316-Ben Hower[1]; 14. 17-Ryan Dunlap[14]; 15. MT1-Gabe Twining[18]; 16. 76-Allen Pow[17]; 17. 8-Matt Mckinnon[16]; 18. 69-Ron Tousley[19]; 19. 82-Kevin Knittle[8] Hard Charger: 1J-J.J Butler[+5] Post AgriService UMP Modifieds (23 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 2. 18-randy lines[2] ; 3. X-Jerry Bowersock[3] ; 4. 10H-Brad Hess[6] ; 5. K9-Scott Gerdeman[5] ; 6. 58P-Jim Post[7] ; 7. 24-Terry Grilliot[1] ; 8. 20K-Bill Keeler[8] Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[2] ; 2. 52-Weasel Phlipot[5] ; 3. 4J-David Treon[6] ; 4. 93-Josh Greber[8] ; 5. O%-Derrick Austin[7] ; 6. 73B-Cody Basiniger[1] ; 7. 20-Josh Morton[3] ; 8. M1G-Matt Twining[4] Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 116-Jimmie Haager[3] ; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson[7] ; 3. ZERO-Brent Hole[5] ; 4. 44-Zach Schroeder[4] ; 5. OOK-Kyle Peterson[6] ; 6. 112-Chris Ullery[1] ; 7. 5H-Brian Hogan[2] A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 18-randy lines[3]; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[6]; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson[1]; 4. 116-Jimmie Haager[4]; 5. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[5]; 6. ZERO-Brent Hole[9]; 7. X-Jerry Bowersock[7]; 8. 10H-Brad Hess[10]; 9. 44-Zach Schroeder[12]; 10. K9-Scott Gerdeman[13]; 11. M1G-Matt Twining[23]; 12. 93-Josh Greber[11]; 13. 58P-Jim Post[16]; 14. 20K-Bill Keeler[22]; 15. OOK-Kyle Peterson[15]; 16. 4J-David Treon[8]; 17. O%-Derrick Austin[14]; 18. 73B-Cody Basiniger[17]; 19. 52-Weasel Phlipot[2]; 20. 24-Terry Grilliot[19]; 21. 5H-Brian Hogan[21]; 22. 112-Chris Ullery[18]; DNS. 20-Josh Morton[20] Hard Charger: M1G-Matt Twining[+12] Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (23 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[1] ; 2. 22B-Brad Racer[3] ; 3. 14-Gary Campbell[5] ; 4. 66-Chase Dunham[7] ; 5. 96-Riley VanHise[2] ; 6. 328-Becca Stiefel[6] ; 7. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[4] ; 8. 5J-Jake Hesson[8] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 63-Dallas Hunt[1] ; 2. OO-Michael Helterbran[4] ; 3. 28H-Rod Henning[6] ; 4. 8JR-JR Wood[2] ; 5. 55-Rob Winks[8] ; 6. 26-Howard McCormick[3] ; 7. 20-Tyler Kendall[5] ; 8. 50-Craig Stower[7] Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 81H-Anthony Haas[1] ; 2. 28J-Chris Bounds[2] ; 3. 22-Gunnar Lucius[4] ; 4. 44-Ron Coleman[5] ; 5. E99-Gage Etgen[3] ; 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[6] ; 7. 17-Darin Collin[7] A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[1]; 2. OO-Michael Helterbran[4]; 3. 28J-Chris Bounds[3]; 4. 8JR-JR Wood[11]; 5. 44-Ron Coleman[12]; 6. 81H-Anthony Haas[6]; 7. 66-Chase Dunham[10]; 8. 63-Dallas Hunt[7]; 9. 328-Becca Stiefel[16]; 10. E99-Gage Etgen[15]; 11. 26-Howard McCormick[17]; 12. 11-Corey Bedwell[18]; 13. 50-Craig Stower[23]; 14. 17-Darin Collin[21]; 15. 20-Tyler Kendall[20]; 16. 55-Rob Winks[14]; 17. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[19]; 18. 22B-Brad Racer[5]; 19. 22-Gunnar Lucius[9]; 20. 96-Riley VanHise[13]; 21. 14-Gary Campbell[2]; 22. 42-Ty Tilton[8]; DNS. 5J-Jake Hesson[22] Hard Charger: 50-Craig Stower[+10] Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (14 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[1] ; 2. 18-Logan Kirkman[3] ; 3. 17-Justin Durflinger[2] ; 4. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[4] ; 5. 74-Lucas Fuller[5] ; 6. 34-James sorrell[6] ; 7. 30-Keith Staley[7] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 82-Harvey Yoder[4] ; 2. 95-David Yoder[5] ; 3. 71-Kolton Waughtel[1] ; 4. 518-Jordan Iiams[7] ; 5. 27S-Cody Sanders[3] ; 6. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[6] ; 7. 16-Jason Long[2] A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 518-Jordan Iiams[1]; 2. 17-Justin Durflinger[4]; 3. 95-David Yoder[5]; 4. 82-Harvey Yoder[7]; 5. 71-Kolton Waughtel[3]; 6. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[2]; 7. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[8]; 8. 18-Logan Kirkman[6]; 9. 74-Lucas Fuller[9]; 10. 34-James sorrell[11]; 11. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[12]; 12. 16-Jason Long[14]; 13. 27S-Cody Sanders[10]; DNS. 30-Keith Staley Hard Charger: 82-Harvey Yoder[+3] Powder Puff Block Insurance Tough Trucks (9 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position A-Main - (10 Laps) 1. 17-Sam Seeling[4]; 2. 37-Bridgit Brunk[7]; 3. 1W-Kelse Twining[5]; 4. 710-Abbey Werling[2]; 5. 82-Jamie Hunter[3]; 6. MT1-Kim Johnston[9]; 7. 69-Regina Tousley[8]; 8. 28-Erica Fox[6]; 9. 316-Tracy Hower[1] 2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Kreig Heroth, Mike Bruce Claim Oswego Small Block Super Twin 20 Mains

OSWEGO, NY (August 18, 2014) – Under Sunday sunlight as opposed to Saturday starlight, Kreig Heroth and Mike Bruce drove to Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Twin 20 main event wins Sunday at Oswego Speedway presented by Oswego County Federal Credit Union and Bosco’s Famous Italian Sausage.

Heroth started on pole in the first Twin 20 main leading all 20-laps, while Bruce started third in the second Twin feature, avoiding a last lap jingle between leaders Jon Tesoriero and Camden Proud to claim the win.

For Heroth the victory is his sixth career Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super triumph, while Bruce’s win was his third career main event victory and third of 2014, leading all SBS drivers this season.

Andrew Schartner, Danny Abt, Anthony Losurdo, and JJ Andrews chased Heroth to the line as the front five in the first Twin 20 main with Proud, Jason Simmons, Tesoriero, Jack Patrick, and Dave Cliff completing the top ten.

Schartner would claim another runner-up in Twin #2 ahead of Patrick, Abt, and Josh Kerr in the top five. Barry Kingsley, Simmons, Andrews, Heroth, and Jesse Bearup finished the top ten.

Heroth and two-time feature winner Losurdo led the first Twin main to green on Sunday, with Heroth jumping out front in the Won4Racing No. 04.

Schartner, who started third, managed to slide into the runner-up spot from the get-go with Losurdo sliding back to fourth on the outside behind Abt.

The field ran in a tight line approaching halfway of the 20-lap main with Heroth leading Schartner, Abt, Losurdo, Andrews, Kerr, Proud, Simmons, Tesoriero, and Bruce.

On lap 10, Proud was able to work by Kerr to move into sixth as the young 15-year old tried to work his way into the top five. The Proud No. 54 showed speed all day, winning his first career qualifying heat earlier in the afternoon, with a lap of 18.8-seconds.

With Heroth appearing well on his way to victory, a late race caution bunched up the field one more time. However, Heroth proved to be too strong, jumping away from the field and crossing the line for his first main event win of 2014 ahead of Schartner, Abt, Losurdo, and Andrews.

A charging Dave Cliff was declared the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger in Twin #1, while Proud would be the Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer.

The White’s Car Care 4th Place Finisher was Losurdo, with Heroth leading all 20-laps as the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader.

SBS Twin #2 pitted Tesoriero and Proud on row one, with Tesoriero leaping to the race lead in the No. 47.

A race winner already this season, Tesoriero quickly settled into a rhythm in front with Proud, Bruce, Schartner, Patrick, and Abt joining in behind.

Again, working in single file formation leading to halfway, Bruce was the driver trying to make the high side work in the No. 22, but was unable to make it stick. The two-time main event winner would have to continually settle back in behind race leaders Tesoriero and Proud.

With five laps remaining, Proud came alive, now looking to the low side of the race leader in the third corner. After trying in consecutive laps, Tesoriero appeared to have the race in hand.

As the field came into the first corner on the final lap, Proud and Tesoriero would make contact, sending the two cars spinning into the first corner along with Bruce and Schartner running behind.

Bruce and Schartner were given their positions back on the Speedway for the restart with Bruce inheriting the lead over Schartner, Patrick, Abt, and Kerr.

With a green, white, checkered finish in sight, Bruce was able to pull away from Schartner for the win, his third of the season.

With a top five finish, Kerr was the Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer, while Greg O’Connor was awarded the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger award.

Abt would be the White’s Car Care 4th Place Finisher while long-time race leader Tesoriero was awarded as the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader.

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Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Oswego Speedway Summer Championship presented by C's Beverage Center and Crop Production Services

BOX SCORE:

Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin #1 (20-laps): 1. 04 – KREIG HEROTH, 2. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 3. 57 - Dan Abt, 4. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 5. 93 - JJ Andrews, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 98 - Jason Simmons, 8. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 9. 9 - Jack Patrick, 10. 67 - Dave Cliff, 11. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 12. 2 - Matt Magner, 13. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 14. 21 - Rob Pullen, 15. 27 - David LaTulip, 16. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 17. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 18. 8 - Josh Kerr, 19. 22 - Mike Bruce, 20. 87 - Tim Barbeau

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #67 - Dave Cliff

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #54 - Camden Proud

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #04 - Kreig Heroth

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

Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin #2 (20-laps): 1. 22 – MIKE BRUCE, 2. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 3. 9 - Jack Patrick, 4. 57 - Dan Abt, 5. 8 - Josh Kerr, 6. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 7. 98 - Jason Simmons, 8. 93 - JJ Andrews, 9. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 10. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 11. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 12. 27 - David LaTulip, 13. 2 - Matt Magner, 14. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 15. 21 - Rob Pullen, 16. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 17. 54 - Camden Proud, 18. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 19. 67 - Dave Cliff, 20. 87 - Tim Barbeau

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #90 - Greg O'Connor

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #8 - Josh Kerr

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #47 - Jon Tesoriero

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #57 - Dan Abt

Heat #1 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 2. 57 - Dan Abt, 3. 9 - Jack Patrtick, 4. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 5. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 6. 2 - Matt Magner, 7. 67 - Dave Cliff

Heat #2 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 54 - Camden Proud, 2. 8 - Josh Kerr, 3. 98 - Jason Simmons, 4. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 5. 27 - David LaTulip, 6. 74 - Mike Bond, 7. 90 - Greg O'Connor

Heat #3 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 3. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 4. 93 - JJ Andrews, 5. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 6. 21 - Rob Pullen, 7. 87 - Tim Barbeau

 

 

Kody Graham Wire to Wire in Sunday Supermodified Main at Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (August 18, 2014) – The last time an Oswego Speedway Supermodified event was postponed to a Sunday; a Graham drove to victory lane. This past Sunday it happened again, as Kody Graham drove the Xtreme chassis No. 90 to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane in dominant fashion, leading all 50-laps, as a part of Oswego County Federal Credit Union and Bosco’s Famous Italian Sausage Night at the Races.

Graham started the main event from the outside pole position, and charged to the lead by the first corner. From there Graham cruised to victory, slicing through lapped traffic with relative ease, earning his third career Novelis Supermodified main event win at Oswego Speedway in a green to checkered finish, completed in just under 15-minutes.

Michael Barnes and Randy Ritskes tried all they could to chase down the race leader, but fell short, with last week’s winner Joey Payne and championship leader Otto Sitterly finishing the top five positions.

“We’ve had a bit of an up and down year,” said Graham. “It feels good to have the car rolling like this now, heading into Classic Weekend. I have to thank all of the crew and these Xtreme guys, the car started great but dropped off some around halfway. We struggled some with lapped traffic, but it all worked out.”

Mr. Novelis Supermodified David Danzer, Joe Gosek, Dave Gruel, Pat Lavery, and Keith Shampine were the top ten runners after 50-laps.

Tim Snyder and Graham led the 23-car field to green on Sunday, with Graham gaining the early edge in the No. 90.

With Graham rolling in front the remainder of the field began to set up, with Gosek and Sitterly using the outside of the Speedway to pick off spots. Each managed to work their way into the top six by the race’s second lap, working around the No. 01 of Dan Connors Jr.

Danzer would be the next to take advantage of a slipping Connors, as Mr. Supermodified slid low on Connors for the seventh spot at lap 11.

By lap 15 Graham was on a roll, charging to a healthy lead on Barnes and Ritskes, who had managed to drive by Snyder and extend a lead of their own on the No. 0. Snyder, who has had engine issues much of the season, was hanging tight in the top five in the early going.

Further back, last week’s winner Joey Payne was now on the charge from 12th spot, diving under Connors for eighth position on lap 18 into turn three. The No. 99 of Payne was no doubt making the most moves of any other driver on the Speedway as the halfway point approached.

By lap 25 Sitterly and Gosek continued to work together to move into the top five, as they found room underneath the Snyder No. 0. However, by the time they had got to fourth and fifth the front three of Graham, Barnes, and Ritskes, were nowhere in sight.

The only saving grace for the remainder of the field’s efforts to catch Graham would be lapped traffic, and he would manage to find a slew of it around lap 28. Eventually clearing the slower running cars, they were now left for Barnes and Ritskes to deal with, which allowed Graham to extend his lead once again.

With Graham, Barnes, and Ritskes continuing to run away the battle was left for fourth on back between Sitterly, Gosek, Payne, Danzer, Gruel, Lavery, and Shampine.

Payne continued his march in the closing laps, driving under Gosek for fifth on lap 43, then driving around Sitterly for fourth on lap 46. Starting 12th, Payne was on a mission to get to the front for the second straight week.

However, laps would wind down quickly, with no cautions waving as Graham sped along to his first win of the season, handing the Graham Xtreme team their second consecutive win at the Speedway.

Barnes, Danzer, and Graham claimed Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint Heat Race Challenge victories.

Shampine went on to claim the Lightouse Lanes Up and Comer Award while Lou LeVea Sr. was the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger in the new Buske prepared No. 66.

Graham led all 50-laps for the Radical Racegear Lap Leader Award.

A total of 25 Novelis Supermodifieds were scheduled to take the green Sunday, but George Groves and Brian Sobus were not able to make it through feature hot laps.

Sobus, debuting the former Gruel driven Supermodified now numbered No. 79, broke coming down the front straight sending the sleek appearing machine into the outside steel. Sobus was uninjured, but the racecar had to be hooked from the Speedway. Sobus hopes to have the car repaired in time for Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

Jack Patrick also made his Supermodified debut in the LeVea No. 96 Supermodified, driven in recent weeks by LeVea Sr. The car is the former Kerfien owned No. 77 Page chassis Supermodified. No word yet as to whether or not Patrick will attempt to qualify the car for the Budweiser International Classic coming on Sunday, August 31.

With another top five finish, Sitterly now holds a 13-point edge on Gruel for the Novelis Supermodified championship, which will conclude on Sunday, September 14 as a part of Race of Champions Weekend.

Lavery, Ritskes, and Gosek are the top five in the championship battle each with a mathematical chance at the championship.

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Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20's - Novelis Supermodified 50

presented by Oswego County Federal Credit Union and Bosco's Famous Italian Sausage

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Main (50-laps): 1. 90 – KODY GRAHAM, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 4. 99 - Joey Payne, 5. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 6. 52 - Dave Danzer, 7. 00 - Joe Gosek, 8. 50 - Dave Gruel, 9. 22 - Pat Lavery, 10. 55 - Keith Shampine, 11. 01 - Dan Connors, 12. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 13. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 14. 18 - Howard Page, 15. 0 - Tim Snyder, 16. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 17. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 18. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr, 19. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 20. 45 - Mike Barbera, 21. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 22. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 23. 96 - Jack Patrick, 24. 07 - George Groves, 25. 79 - Brian Sobus

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #66 - Lou LeVea Sr.

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #55 - Keith Shampine

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #90 - Kody Graham

Heat #1 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 68 - Michael Barnes, 2. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 3. 55 - Keith Shampine, 4. 22 - Pat Lavery, 5. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 6. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 7. 45 - Mike Barbera, 8. 96 - Jack Patrick, 9. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr.

Heat #2 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 52 - Dave Danzer, 2. 99 - Joey Payne, 3. 0 - Tim Snyder, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 6. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 7. 79 - Brian Sobus, 8. 07 - George Groves

Heat #3 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 90 - Kody Graham, 2. 01 - Dan Connors Jr, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 00 - Joe Gosek, 5. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 6. 18 - Howard Page, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 8. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES

"Bell wins Cornfest Midget Classic" "Victory locks up Badger Championship”"

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., Aug. 18-- Christopher Bell scored a wire-to-wire victory, winning the Miller Lite Cornfest Midget Classic Sunday night at Angell Park Speedway. The event was co-sanctioned by the USAC Honda National Midget, POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget,and Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series. The victory also locked up the Badger Midget Driver’s Championship for Bell, who becomes the 41st different champion, in the organizations 78 years of sanctioning midget auto racing. Bell jumped into the lead at the start, two cautions during the first three laps, slowed the event. On the fourth lap, Chris Windom flipped down the backstretch in one of the most spectacular crashes in years at the facility. Windom was uninjuried. During the cleanup process track officials measured the Windom’s flip at 254 feet in length. Bell pulled away from the field on the restart. Daniel Robinson, and Bryan Clauson waged a torrid battle for second position. The pair made contact entering Turn 3 on Lap 10, the pair slid across the track into the wall, with Clauson flipping, the incident also collected fourth place running Rico Abreu. Clauson would restart in 20th position and eventually finish fifth in the event. Bell again remained unchallenged for the lead, while Darren Hagen, Tracy Hines, Tyler Thomas and Jerry Coons Jr. battled for runner-up honors. Bell began lapping the tail of the field, with nine laps remaining. On the final lap Brady Bacon flipped, causing a two-lap restart. Bell driving the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian owned Bullet-Toyota No. 71 finished ahead of Hagen, Thomas, Hines and Clauson. “ It’s a great honor to win the Badger Championship, the series has such a rich history, the car was great tonight, being up front kept me out trouble” commented Bell. The victory was his fourth of the year at the track, twelfth overall of the season. Matt Paderta scored his sixth series victory of the season winning the 15-lap Badger 600 Micro Series feature. The event was slowed on the second lap, when a nine-car accident occurred, with multiple cars flipping. Once underway Paderta cruised to an easy victory over series points leader Brandon Sletten, Will Gerrits; Ben Paderta, and Tory Strauss. Paderta now trails Sletten by 18-points heading into the Aug. 23 event at Sycamore (Ill.) Speedway. The Angell Park and Badger season finales will be on Sunday Aug. 31, featuring both divisions and the 12th annual Dave Schulenberg Memorial Trophy Dash.

SUMMARY MIDGETS 30-lap Feature: 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Darren Hagen, 3. Tyler Thomas, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Zach Daum, 7. Jerry Coons, Jr., 8. Andrew Felker, 9. Michael Pickens, 10. Jake Blackhurst, 11. Seth Motsinger, 12. Daniel Robinson, 13. Rico Abreu, 14. Tanner Thorson, 15. Austin Brown, 16. Terry Babb, 17. Kevin Olson, 18. Isaac Chapple, 19. Brady Bacon, 20. Spencer Bayston, 21. Chris Windom, 22. Parker Price-Miller, 23. Robbie Ray, 24. Brandon Waelti. 10-lap Heat Race Winners: Windom, Hagen, Pickens Cars Present: 24 Feature Lap Leaders: Bell 1-30. **Price-Miller flipped in Heat 1. Windom flipped on Lap 4 of the Feature. Clauson flipped on Lap 10 of the Feature. Bacon flipped on Lap 29 of the Feature.

MICROS 15-lap Feature: 1. Matt Paderta; 2. Brandon Sletten; 3. Will Gerrits; 4. Ben Paderta; 5. Tory Strauss; 6. Jake Reif; 7. Val Urman; 8. Dusty Gerrits; 9. Tyler Brabant; 10. Trey Thesenvitz; 11. Vance Lein; 12. Jason Dull; 13. Zach Boden; 14. Preston Benisch; 15. Norm Ehrke; 16. Jerry Reif; 17. Jake Goeglein. 10-lap Heat race Winners: M. Paderta, Sletten. Cars Present: 18 Feature Lap Leaders: M.Paderta 1-15.

 

 

Ward Honored, Wight Wins First on Night of Tribute for the Empire Super Sprints

By MIKE MALLETT

BREWERTON, N.Y. - It was a difficult night for the members of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints family as they returned to action for the first time since tragedy struck the organization one week ago. A sea of orange greeted the drivers as everyone paid tribute to the late Kevin Ward Jr., at the Brewerton Speedway.

Larry Wight was victorious in the 25-lap affair on a track Ward would have been happy to race on; heavy, with lots of bite, just like he liked it. For Wight, it was his first ever victory in a sprint car and it came as part of the SUNY Canton Series and E &V Energy Tour of the States.

“Feels great, especially at our home track,” said Wight. “We knew eventually we’d get the setup just right and we’d be able to run around here. This is huge, especially tonight with Kevin. I dedicated this race to run around the top just like he would, right on the cushion. I’ve seen him do it 100 times I figured why not try it.”

The feature got off to a rough start as red was displayed before a single lap could be completed as Steve Hutchinson Jr., got upside in the first turn collecting Jeff Cook. Both drivers were uninjured.

On the next attempt Parker Evans got the lead from his pole starting position and kept the pace up early maintaining the lead as Jason Barney worked from fourth into second as they reached traffic on lap four. Before another lap could be completed caution was necessary as Etienne Girard clipped a tire on the bottom of the track and broke the frontend on his No. 422.

Jason Barney got the jump on Evans at the green and took the lead with a new challenger moving into second in Wight. Wight had worked his way forward from the inside of the fifth row to take over the runner-up position. Barney led lap five before Wight nipped him at the line for the lead on lap six. One lap later, Barney regained the lead and pulled away.

By halfway Barney caught traffic with Wight in tow. The pair raced one another while navigating through the slower cars at the backside of the field. It remained Barney and Wight out in front as the laps clicked off.

Another red flag was necessary on lap 19 as Joe Trenca got into another car causing his frontend to break. This sent him up the track into the path of Bryan Howland who made contact with Trenca’s car causing them both to flip in turn. They were also uninjured in the accident.

With the green flag coming back out, Barney and Wight resumed their battle at the front of the field. Barney stayed on the bottom while Wight drove his No. 99L up above the cushion. Wight powered by Barney and led at the line by a nose as they completed lap 20. Before another lap could be run, Daryl Ruggles became the final car to get on his lid. He flipped in turn one. He climbed out unscathed.

“It is hard to pass if you hooked up to him like a train so we decided to go where no one else was,” commented Wight. “Above the cushion was a little bit smoother than trying to slide up to it. We had the car set up to it.”

Action resumed with Wight as the leader. He held off Barney on the restart and then drove away, staying above the cushion, to record his first ever win with the traveling stars of the Empire Super Sprints.

Barney, of Brewerton, N.Y., finished in the runner-up position. Afterwards he wasn’t upset to finish second, he was just happy to honor his fallen friend.

“It would have got a little better for me but it’s okay second is okay, it didn’t matter who won it was about Kevin, he won this race tonight,” said Barney. “It didn’t matter whose car was out front. I’m just happy to be down here. We had a great race car and unfortunately lost a brake line before that last restart, but it didn’t matter. Second doesn’t matter, third doesn’t matter, I’m just happy everyone showed Kevin support tonight.”

Owego, N.Y., driver Evans completed the podium with his best ever finish as well. Evans used a power move to get by Steve Poirier late in the race to take back a spot in the top three.

“We came up a little short tonight but we are in good company,” stated Evans. “Those two guys are hell of a good drivers. I should have went to the outside sooner. This is my first time here. The track is awful tacky and I’m not really used to that. It took us a little bit to get used to it and figure out how to drive it. Hopefully next time we come back we’ll have something for them.”

Poirier finished in the fourth spot, maintaining his point lead, while Tommy Wickham, of Constantia, N.Y., rounded out the top five in the A-Main.

ESS/Brewerton Notes: A field of 24 sprints made up the pit log despite threatening weather…Fans and race teams alike came out in droves wearing orange in support of the Ward family…Even with the trying week, the Ward’s did attend over 20 members strong and visited teams in the pits during the night…next week it’s up to Quebec to Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway for two $2,000 to win, $500 to start events.

Lucas Oil A-Main – Larry Wight ($1,525), Jason Barney, Parker Evans, Steve Poirier, Tommy Wickham, Paul Kinney, Steve Glover, Mike Stelter, Tim Axton, Dave Axton, James Hanson, Sammy Reakes IV, Darryl Ruggles, Joe Trenca, Bryan Howland, Patrick Vigneault, Stewart Friesen, Matt Tanner, Danny Varin, Etenne Girard, Jeff Cook, Steve Hutchinson Jr.

Did Not Qualify – Dave Wickham, Yan Bolideau

Lap Leaders – Evans 1-4, Barney, 5, Wight 6, Barney 7-19, Wight 20-25/

Car Mate Custom Built Trailer Heat 1 – Wickham, Glover, Kinney, Howland, Stelter, Vigneault

Car Mate Custom Built Trailer Heat 2 – Friesen, Poirier, Evans, Trenca, Tanner, D. Axton

Car Mate Custom Built Trailer Heat 3 – Varin, Girard, Wight, Barney, Ruggles, T. Axton

87 Speed/X-1 Race Cars/Cobra Coaches Dash – Wickham

Bonuses:

Westward Painting Company Halfway – Barney $100

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – T. Axton (9 pos.) $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Wickham $50

Lacailade Masonry Remembering Kevin – Ruggles $50

Car Mate Trailers Heat – Wickham, Friesen, Varin $25

Go Nuclear Late Models Go Fast – Wight (12.550) $25

Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time – Varin (12.370) $25

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series    Nodak Speedway

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Minot, ND, 08/17/2014) The World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series took on the Nodak Speedway three-eighths of a mile, high banked clay-dirt oval, with Donny Schatz racing into the lead with just eight laps to go in the thirty-five "A" Main, feature event to score the victory of the race, here in Minot, ND.

Schatz of Fargo, ND, is the current points leader in the WoO Sprint Car Series, driver of the #15 Tony Stewart Racing STP 410 Sprint.

"Another great night of racing. Good qualifying, good points race. We made some changes in the car and the car was really good on the top and on the bottom of the track. Both lanes were really good. Joey (Saldana racing in the lead) was racing the bottom groove and if I wanted to pass him I had to go up top. The rain delay prior to this race made the track a little off the first four laps or so. I think it would have been better if it hadn't rained. I was worried it might start again. There's nothing worse than getting half of a race in and not finish. I just take it day by day. We've had a lot of good finishes lately and that's been good." said Schatz.

Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, had earned a first place start in this "A" Main and when the green flag called the field into action, Saldana powered into the lead. Schatz moved into second with Kraig Kinser racing in third. Saldana had an outstanding run going and racing behind Saldana, every driver was racing hard hoping to take the lead. Saldana led the first twenty-seven laps before Schatz made his winning pass of the night.

"It was pretty much a two lane race, the top and the bottom of the track. The bottom seemed the fastest, so that's where we were racing. I didn't realize that the top of the track had come in until I saw Donny take the top and get by me for the lead. We qualified well (third fast). The track got better as the race went on. The fans have been out there and I haven't won for them. It is second place but this is for my fans. I'm looking forward to going home tomorrow to spend time with my family." said Saldana, who drives the #71M Motter yellow sprint. Saldana has set fast time this season twenty-one times during qualifying.

Rounding out the top three, David Gravel of Watertown, CT. drove the Dennis Roth (of California) #83 sprint from his sixth place start to earn his podium finish.

"We qualified sixth fast but when the green flag flew out to start this race, somebody jumped the start and I found myself starting from the pole. We had a pretty good car. During the rain delay we made some adjustments to our car. The track seemed a little greasy the first lap or so from the rain but it gave the track some new life back. It made the last laps of the race better. I think I was better racing at the top but I was able to race the bottom as well. My car seemed to like the top the best. We are happy to finish in third. I'll take it." said Gravel.

Driving the #51 Sprint, Paul McMahan, of Nashville, TN started this race in fourth and held on to be there to take the checkered flag in fourth. McMahan set fast time in qualifying, timing in with a 12.991 second run around this oval.. Schatz was the only other driver who got into the twelve second bracket during qualifying and was second fast. (I wasn't able to talk with McMahan, but he drove a good race and finished well.)

Fifth place went to Kraig Kinser, driving the Casey General Store #11K sprint.

"The track was pretty good. Our car was great. We had to scramble in the Dash and finished in second. Then we had to pull out our engine and put a "U" Joint in it and then get it back in before the "A" Main. That rain delay helped us do that. The track was okay at the start. It was pretty dicey when I was racing in third behind Saldana and Schatz. In spite of everything, we had a good finish and we've had some good runs lately." said K. Kinser of Bloomington, IN.

It was a good race and only a couple of cautions flew out. Unfortunately Steve Kinser, Bloomington, IN, the King of Sprint Car racing, having clocked in a 13.157 second lap in qualifying, won the second Heat Race and started the "A" Main in seventh, when contact between S. Kinser and another sprint, caused S. Kinser to be out of the race having only scored six laps.

Crossing the finish line sixth was Brad Sweet, followed by Cody Darrah, Daryn Pittman, Kerry Madsen, Jason Sides, Logan Schuchart, Austen Wheatley, Chris Shirek All of these drivers scored the full thirty-five laps of this race. Then it was, Trent Stengl, followed by Jordan Adams, Greg Nikitenko, Kyle Fedyk, Ryder Olson, Dave Glennon, Casey Mack, Kevin Ingle, Steve Kinser, Jacob Allen - who wasn't able to start the race.

The rain delay started after the WoO's had already qualified, ran their Heat Races and the Dash The "A" Main started after the rain delay.

The DASH and Heat Races, are as follows: (PLEASE NOTE: all times shown and finishes are unofficial)

DASH: Saldana, K. Kinser, Schatz, McMahan, Gravel, Pittman, S. Kinser, Sweet.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Sweet, Sides, McMahan, K. Kinser, Wheatley, Glennon, Fedyk, Olson.

Heat #2: S. Kinser, Darrah, Pittman, Schatz, Nikitenko, Ingle, Schuchart, Allen.

Heat #3: Gravel, Madsen, Saldana, Mack, Shirek, Stengl, Adams.

 

 

 

LUTZ AND GBJ ENJOY BIG NIGHTS AT I-90 SPEEDWAY

by Steve Zwemke HARTFORD, S.D. -- Fans were treated to some incredibly exciting racing in every division on Coca-Cola night Saturday at I-90 Speedway. Sprint Car driver Eric Lutz was a major player. In the evening's final event Lutz spent a number of laps paring away at Kevin Flowers' big lead. Lutz finally caught and passed Flowers on the 16th lap of the 20 lap Coffee Cup Fuel Stops 360 Sprint Car A-Main. "I'm shot," Lutz said after the race. "This track was heavy but there was nothing that could be done about it. The track is always perfect when you're the winner," added Lutz. Flowers captured second with Troy Schruers third, Dale Fubry fourth and Ben Waxdahl a season high fifth. Lutz thrilled fans earlier in the evening as well when he almost won the 360 Sprint Car make-up feature from August 2. Mike Young had the pole and ran with it. Lutz, like in the regularly scheduled feature, caught up to Young and ran side-by-side with him late in the race as they dealt with slower traffic. Young cleared Ben Waxdahl and left Lutz behind just as the leaders took the white flag. A moment later, Dale Furby, Jesse Lindberg and Justin Glaser were involved in an accident on the frontstretch with Furby's car flipping. Miraculously, Furby was able to continue as the race was forced into a green/white checker finish. Young was able to outrace Lutz over the last two laps to earn his first win in almost three years. Kevin Flowers was third and Furby took fourth. Young said, "The first half went really well. Then I saw the 5 car. Then I put her up top and gave her everything I had." Lutz's big night allowed him to gain 48 points on the division's leader Troy Schreurs. Flowers also gained 27 points on the leader. Schreurs holds a 65 point lead over Flowers. Gary Brown, Jr. also picked up a win and a second in the Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stock division. And, like Lutz, they came with plenty of excitement. In the regularly scheduled feature, Jim Hoing led the first 13 laps. Brown ran behind Hoing for several laps while trying to make his pass. "My car takes off real good on restarts," Brown said after the race. And that's just what happened. The caution flew with three laps to go. Brown and Hoing made slight contact while fighting for the lead which Brown grabbed as the two approached the white flag. Brown then dashed to his fifth win of the season. John Hoing was third followed by Travis Schreurs. Matt Jensen grabbed the headlines by winning the Late Model Street Stock make-up feature. Jensen led all 15 laps, but Gary Brown, Jr. gave him all he could handle. Brown was ready to capitalize on a mistake which Jensen never made. Jensen and his team have made great strides over the last few weeks. "We've been working with different brake biases," Jensen said. "I gotta give it to Dyrt Nymph. They helped me a few weeks ago." Jensen had last won at I-90 Speedway in the 2002 season when he was still in the Hobby Stock class. Travis Schrers, who led Brown by 12 points coming into the evening, no trails Brown by 12 points. Schreurs finished fourth in both features. Marty Myers probably had nightmares about the final lap of the 15 lap USRA B-Modified main event. Myers jumped out to a nice lead early. Meanwhile, Dennis Martin was slowly reeling in the leader after starting sixth. With Martin right on his tail, Myers missed his mark in turn two of the white flag lap allowing Martin to make the pass. Not throwing in the towel, Myers drove hard into the third turn in a desperate attempt to overtake Martin. However, Myers got into the side of Chris Goetz's car. The caution was thrown. Martin then outraced Brock Hess and Dudley Schroeder, Jr. for the win - his third of the year. Myers' accident forced him to a 16th place finish. The points lead also changed in the USRA B-Modified division. Defending track champion Tim Dann leads Dave Kennedy by six points while Martin closed to within 25 points. You couldn't ask for a better lead-in to this Saturday's Hobby Stock Nationals at I-90 Speedway. Logan Fitzpatrick battled with Tim Waltner for 12 straight laps. Waltner took the lead away from Fitzpatrick on the third lap but Fitzpatrick went to the front again on lap 4. He held that spot until the final lap when he left his line in turn two. It was the opening Waltner needed to get by and chalk up his third win of the year. It was also the 30th of his career, something only nine other drivers have accomplished at I-90 Speedway. Three other drivers also got past Fitzpatrick on the final lap. Brian Hoing finished second. Zach Olivier came from 11th to third. Mike Chaney was fourth. The race set up an incredible storyline for the Hobby Stock Nationals. Dustin Gulbrandson will enter the race with just a two point lead over Mike Chaney and a three point lead over Zach Olivier, the winner of the last two Hobby Stock Nationals. Laura Ebbesen kept up her no-worse-than-third streak by winning the Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers feature. She passed Justin Peterson midway through the 10-lapper. I-90 Speedway presents the Hobby Stock Nationals featuring the I-90 Progressive Jackpot on Saturday, August 23. The race starts at $500 to win. From the time the gates open until the end of intermission fans, drivers, sponsors, anybody can add to the Progressive Jackpot which goes to the Hobby Stock Nationals winner. Last year, contributions from $1 to $100 were received throughout the night. A jackpot of $643 was added to Zach Olivier's winner's check for a $1143 payout! This year's race will include added incentives from race sponsor Furby's Auto and Performance One. Track announcers Donn MacArthur and Steve Zwemke will man the Progressive Jackpot table in front of the beer stand and provide constant updates on the amount during the night. For more information go to www.i90speedway.com, follow the track on Twitter @racei90 or like us on Facebook.

RESULTS SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014 360 SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Eric Lutz, 2. Kevin Flowers, 3. Troy Schreurs, 4. Dale Furby, 5. Ben Waxdahl, 6. Johnn Cressman, 7. Casey Abbas, 8. Mike Young, 9. Bryce Rabenhorst, 10. Jordan Nordstrom, 11. Tommy Barber, 12. Lee Goos Jr., 13. Elijah Johnson, (DQ) Dave Ekern, (DNS) Zeb Larsen, John Lambertz, Jesse Lindberg, Justin Glaser, Matt Ziebarth Heat Winners: Tommy Barber, Troy Schreurs, Eric Lutz August 2 Make-Up A Feature: 1. Mike Young, 2. Eric Lutz, 3. Kevin Flowers, 4. Dale Furby, 5. Dave Ekern, 6. Ben Waxdahl, 7. Matt Ziebarth, 8. Justin Glaser, 9. Jesse Lindberg, 10. John Lambertz, 11. Troy Schreurs, (DNS) Zeb Larsen, Dusty Ballenger, Joe Riedel, Cody Hahn LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS A Feature: 1. Gary Brown Jr., 2. Jim Hoing, 3. John Hoing, 4. Travis Schreurs, 5. Matt Jensen, 6. Cory Yeigh, 7. Billy Prouty, 8. Zach Van Voorst, 9. Kevin Larson, 10. Kipp De Groot, 11. Darwin Iedema, 12. Brylee Gough, (DNS) David Kuchta, Brad Van Voorst, Brett Larsen Heat Winners: John Hoing, Gary Brown Jr. August 2 Make-Up A Feature: 1. Matt Jensen, 2. Gary Brown Jr., 3. Kipp De Groot, 4. Travis Schreurs, 5. David Kuchta, 6. Brylee Gough, 7. Jim Hoing, 8. John Hoing, 9. Brad Van Voorst, 10. Brett Larsen, 11. Zach Van Voorst, 12. Billy Prouty, 13. Kevin Larson, (DNS) Aaron Penning USRA B-MODIFIEDS A Feature: 1. Dennis Martin, 2. Brock Hess, 3. Dudley Schroeder Jr., 4. Chase Kuhlman, 5. Tim Dann, 6. Kevin Joachim, 7. Tyler Tesch, 8. Zac Pruner, 9. Chris Thompson, 10. Doug Wallis, 11. Dave Kennedy, 12. Bryan Park, 13. Chris Goetz, 14. Rodney Cook, 15. Justin Voeltz, 16. Marty Myers, 17. Mike Powell, 18. Nick Barger Heat Winners: Dave Kennedy, Dudley Schroeder Jr., Dennis Martin USRA HOBBY STOCKS A Feature: 1. Tim Waltner, 2. Brian Hoing, 3. Zach Olivier, 4. Mike Chaney, 5. Logan Fitzpatrick, 6. Jason Bradley, 7. Dustin Gulbrandson, 8. Derrick Scott, 9. Nick Brady, 10. Andrew Siemonsma, 11. Aaron Van Voorst, 12. Nate Barger, 13. Thomas Kracht, 14. James Adams, 15. Jacob Greene, 16. Brian Campbell, 17. Charlie Koepp, 18. Travis Vanden Top, 19. Michael Pechous, 20. Steve Henle Heat Winners: Derrick Scott, Tim Waltner, Travis Vanden Top SUPER CHARGERS A Feature: 1. Laura Ebbesen, 2. Michalob Voeltz, 3. Justin Peterson, 4. Keith Johnson, 5. Donna Bumann, 6. Tom Koster, 7. Joe Blake, 8. Chad Carpenter, 9. Matt Scholl Heat Winner: Michalob Voeltz

 

 

Spithaler Dominates Wayne County in Impressive Style

The Buckeye Machine BOSS sprints, like many in the wingless sprint car world, take great pride in the competitiveness of this brand of motorsports competition. In many cases, entire events are run with all cars finishing on the lead lap and most races see many lead changes. These facts simply make what Brandon Spithaler did last night in the Tom Burkey owned Superior Tank and Trailer #57B all the more impressive. From his pole starting position, the Evans City, Pennsylvania driver literally blasted the tacky and choppy Wayne County Speedway corners. With the car rarely on 4 wheels, the "Evans City Earthmover" proceeded to lap all but the runner-up car by lap #21. Working lap 22, Spithaler cleared the second place car to put the entire field one lap in arrears, but the race's only caution flew, allowing the runner-up car to stay on the lead lap.

With Wayne County Speedway running their weekly winged 410 sprints in conjunction with BOSS, the event saw the smallest field of the year signed in for competition with 21 non wing drivers ready to battle the extremely heavy 3/8 mile oval. The evening began with 3 preliminary heat races which thrilled the fans as winning drivers came from the 5th, 6th, and 5th starting positions. Derek Hastings led much of heat race #1 but Joe Liguori made his statement coming from 5th to steal the win late as Hastings and Chuck Wilson held on to earn their way into the Buckeye Machine redraw. Heat #2 found Logan Hupp coming from 6th to defeat Dustin Smith while Chad Wilson rounded out the top 3 to go to the redraw. The 3rd and final heat race was a glorious battle between title contenders Michael Fischesser, Mike Miller, and Brandon Spithaler which saw Fischesser lead early, then fading on the heavy conditions. The crowd then looked on as Miller and Spithaler were left swapping the lead over the final laps. Spithaler was able to prevail for the win with Miller and Fischesser headed for redraw.

Toledo, Ohio driver Chad Wilson would pace the field to the green with Spithaler alongside. Fischesser and Hastings would start from row 2 with a stacked field behind them. Spithaler wasted no time in asserting his command as he opened a substantial lead in the first 5 laps. Despite the apparent runaway up front, the BOSS gladiators put on a driving clinic as the 4 way battle for the runner-up spot on the choppy conditions proved harrowing. Michael Fischesser, Chuck Wilson, Joe Liguori and Dustin Smith ran inches apart making breathtaking moves through traffic.

By the halfway mark, Spithaler was in heavy lapped traffic with a half lap lead over Fischesser and Liguori. Back in the pack, Mike Miller and Aaron Middaugh had begun to move toward the front. The race stayed green as Spithaler kept fans on the edge of their seats with bicycling and wheelies in nearly every corner. The lap 22 caution that prevented Spithaler from officially lapping the field came out when Steve Little spun in turn 2 while simultaneously Fischesser and Smith made contact taking Fischesser out of the event. The race was restarted with 4 laps remaining and on the white flag lap, series regular Adam Miller climbed the wheel of Jeremy Duposki and went for one of the highest and wildest flips in series history. Despite major roll cage damage, Miller was able to walk away unhurt.

The green flag waved for the final time with a one lap shootout to finish the event and there was no denying the Burkey #57B from its first trip to victory lane at Wayne County. Following Spithaler to the checkered was Joe Liguori, Dustin Smith, Chuck Wilson and Mike Miller. Rounding out the top 10 were Derek Hastings, Aaron Middaugh, Chad Wilson, Kirk Jeffries and Jeremy Shambuagh.

The win, the fourth of Spithaler's BOSS career, now puts him atop the all time win leaderboard with the series. This was his second win of 2014 and he now joins Logan Hupp as multi time winners this season. Both drivers have 3 more shots at making history by becoming the first driver to win 3 races in one season! The series' final 3 events will be at Montpelier Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana on Saturday, September 6th followed up by a pair of Ohio track finales at Fremont Speedway October 4th and Eldora Speedway October 11th.

Event #14 of 17 Wayne County Speedway - 8/16/2014

Buckeye Machine B.O.S.S 410 Sprints (21 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Southeast Harley Davidson (Cleveland, OH): (8 Laps - All transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6RR-Joe Liguori[5] ; 2. 32M-Derek Hastings[4] ; 3. 31-Chuck Wilson[6] ; 4. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[2] ; 5. 3-Joe Butera[3] ; 6. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 7. 5-Bob McMillin[1]

Heat 2 - K-D Pizza (Wooster, Ashland, Mansfield, OH): (8 Laps - All transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2M-Logan Hupp[6] ; 2. 77-Dustin Smith[3] ; 3. 14-Chad Wilson[4] ; 4. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[2] ; 5. 24M-Adam Miller[5] ; 6. 320-George Willard[7] ; 7. 34-Troy Kingan[1]

Heat 3 - Cowen Truck Lines (Perrysville, OH): (8 Laps - All transfer to the A-feature) 1. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 3. 4-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 4. 13-Jeremy Duposki[2] ; 5. 97-Scott Hardman[1] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[7] ; 7. 1-Butch Beasley[4]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[2] ; 2. 6RR-Joe Liguori[7] ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith[5] ; 4. 31-Chuck Wilson[6] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[8] ; 6. 32M-Derek Hastings[4] ; 7. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[16] ; 8. 14-Chad Wilson[1] ; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[10] ; 10. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[11] ; 11. 3-Joe Butera[13] ; 12. 97-Scott Hardman[15] ; 13. 5-Bob McMillin[19] ; 14. 53-Steve Little[18] ; 15. 13-Jeremy Duposki[12] ; 16. 24M-Adam Miller[14] ; 17. 320-George Willard[17] ; 18. 4-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 19. 34-Troy Kingan[20] ; 20. 2M-Logan Hupp[9] ; 21. 1-Butch Beasley [DNS]

Bonus Award Winners:

The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH - "Hard Charger" - Aaron Miggaugh (+9) - $50

Lynn Cook "a racer's friend" of Dayton, OH - "Hard Luck Award" - Michael Fischesser - $50

Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair - "Steel Block Award" - Jeremy Shambaugh - $50

Rusty & Cap McClure of Ashland, OH - "Lucky Pill Draw" - Jeremy Duposki - Free Pit Pass/Hot Dogs for Crew

McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, PA - "Sweet Move of the Race" - Brandon Spithaler - $25 and jug of honey

Lias Tire of Indiana, PA - "American Racer Bonus Award" - Brandon Spithaler - Free Tire

Hoosier Tire Midwest - "Hoosier Tire Bonus Award" - Mike Miller - Free Tire

 

 

 

Marysville Raceway Park

 By Bob Burbach

Late race passes spice Shepherd event.

Marysville, CA. The 2014 version of the Merle Shepherd Memorial is history and this one will be long remembered. Reno’s Mark Tabor Jr. pulled off a stunning last lap, last turn pass to grab the laurels in the featured MRP Winged 360 Sprint Car closer. Likewise, Marysville’s Josh Vieira went from last to second and then pulled off a spectacular late race pass for victory in the companion MRP Wingless Warrior Sprint Car main event. Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford grabbed another victory in the MRP Mini Stock feature as Brownsville’s Misty Castleberry kept her stranglehold on her Pro 4 competition by winning that main event.

Fellow front row starters Tabor and MRP’s hottest winged sprint car driver, Oroville’s Heath Hall fought for the top spot for the entire distance. They were never more than two car lengths apart throughout. Hall was scored as the leader in every lap except the last one.

After a brutal, race long battle weaving in and out of traffic, Tabor charged into turn three on the last lap higher and harder than he had all night long. The car stuck like glue in the cushion, while, at the same time, Hall was struggling with a lapped car down low.

Both drivers drag raced to the checkers with Tabor getting to the line first. It was Tabor’s first ever victory at MRP. Tabor, who generally competes in special events only, was exasperated in victory lane, but overjoyed. He had trouble talking as he was choked down with emotion.

Tabor’s uncle Ron said earlier in the evening that the team was at MRP kind of by accident. They had just finished motor maintenance a few hours earlier as the parts they had originally ordered and expected delivery of early in the week were the wrong parts. The Tabor team made the tow from Reno to arrive in time to race.

It was a rapid-fire event with high speed action all race long. After Hall, Yuba City’s Korey Lovell came in third just ahead of Sparks Nevada’s Mike Monahan and current point leader John Michael Bunch of Paradise.

The companion MRP Wingless Sprint Car feature was another thriller. Not only was the battle up front a hair-raising struggle, but a couple of high flying flips punctuated the division’s program.

Rookie of the Year contender Kyle Standley, feature event pole sitter Evan Scroggins and championship point leader Tim Sherman Jr. all flipped their cars during the division’s turbulent action.

The feature event came down to the last three laps as Vieira, who had pressed forward into second position from the very back of the field, started to reel in early race leader, Wheatland’s Johnny Burns. Second year driver Burns was in his own zone until Vieira arrived at the front.

With three to go Vieira was all over Burns. As the pair headed to the white flag Vieira had position on Burns in turn three and grabbed the top spot and the victory. It was another outstanding finish.

Vieira’s second visit to victory lane was particularly sweet as it was just a short month ago that Vieira’s championship title hopes went out the window. Vieira had heart surgery. His amazing recovery is note worthy and Vieira never lost his bounce or positive attitude throughout his ordeal. Saturday night it all paid off.

Burns stayed second as Grass Valley’s Brett Youngman go third. Youngman gained on point leader Sherman who not only flipped in his heat race but did not finish the feature; a rarity for Sherman.

Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford was the class of the field in MRP Mini Stock competition Saturday.

After an entertaining dice in the early laps, Ford motored away from the competition to earn another victory in the class. Ford, who went into the event with the point lead, now has a nice cushion as the MRP Mini Stocks head into their final three shows.

Title contender James Foster of Linda finished second as Kyle Davey again had mechanical issues that hampered his efforts in the title chase

As expected, Misty Castleberry got to the front early and once again won the Pro 4 feature. Defending champion Castleberry has been an awesome presence in this class and extended her point lead accordingly.

Merle Shepherd’s life celebration was honored with the traditional checkered flag lap. . Next Saturday night MRP will offer Back to School night at the raceway. The MRP Wingless Sprint Cars will headline the show along with the rip-roaring antics of the MRP Super Stocks sharing top billing. The MRP Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks and Pro 4s will also be on the five-division card.

Gates open at 5 with racing at 7.

Look for the latest updates at www.marysvilleracewaypark.com or at the Marysville Raceway Park Facebook page.

 

 

BRIGHT IS BIG WINNER ON ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

Williams Grove & Lincoln Speedways Celebrate ARDC's 75th

It was all about history.

It was all about the present.

It was all about the future as the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) celebrated their 75th Anniversary with the help of the Williams Grove & Lincoln Speedways and the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds this weekend.

When the last checkered flag waved, it proved to be a weekend about Alex Bright who emerged with his fourth and fifth wins of the season by capturing the first wins of his career at both Williams Grove and Lincoln.

Williams Grove Friday night

It has been nearly fifty years since ARDC ran their first race at the Williams Grove Speedway in 1955.

Justin Grosz and Bright shared the front row as they led the field to the green flag for the twenty lap feature event.

Bright grabbed the lead and Bruce Buckwalter drove to the inside of Grosz to take over second as they raced into turn three. The racing came to a quick halt as Grosz caught the track the wrong way as he approached turn four. Grosz caught the wall with the tail of his #99G and then got up in the air and turned around before settling back on the track. Grosz was not injured.

The field realigned for a complete restart. Bright put his Lightcap Electric #77 out in front as Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. took over second. 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz moved up to third as PJ Gargiulo took over fourth. Bright pulled away from the field as he led Buckwalter, Kobylarz, current point leader, Steven Drevicki and Gargiulo with five laps scored.

Drevicki was on the move as he took third one lap later and then made his way past Buckwalter for the runner-up spot on lap eight. By that time, Bright was out of the line of sight of his nearest competitor.

Bright, Drevicki, BJ Buckwalter, Kobylarz and Steve Buckwalter raced in the top five at the half way mark.

There were any number of competitors who were looking for a caution in those final ten laps but there was not a yellow to be found.

BJ Buckwalter was successful in holding off the challenges of Kobylarz for the battle for third as the laps counted down. Buckwalter got airborne with just two laps to go as he caught the track the wrong way in turn four. While the BDB Construction #83 got some height, several competitors were able to go by but Buckwalter saved the car and finished the race

in sixth.

With the checkered flag waving, Alex Bright drove to his fourth win of the season with Drevicki following in second. Kobylarz picked up the final podium spot followed by Gargiulo and Brenden Bright.

Eastern Museum of Motor Racing

The EMMR celebrated the 75th Anniversaries of both ARDC and the Williams Grove Speedway during their annual convention weekend.

There was a roundtable discussion on Friday that included several ARDC past competitors - Brett Mowery, Hank Rogers, Jr., Lenny Boyd, Ken Brenn Sr., Jimmy McGuire, Ron Lauer and six time champion, Ray Bull.

The ARDC Midget teams were invited to the beautiful ground of the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds to make their preparations for the upcoming events at the Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. It gave the teams a chance to catch up with some old friends - like Ken Brenn, Sr., Jimmy McGuire, Stan Lobitz and many more while race fans had the opportunity to watch the team's prepare for the race. It was a great time for the fans to see the midgets and the drivers up close.

ARDC competitor, Kyle Lick even had the opportunity to drive on the track at Latimore Valley in a vintage URC sprint car owned by his grandfather.

Lincoln Speedway

After an absence of several seasons, the ARDC midgets returned to the Lincoln Speedway and it wasn't long before everyone was reminded of the great combination that Lincoln and the midgets make!

There was a lot of close racing in the qualifying events that was just a prelude to the action that awaited in the twenty-five lap feature event.

Steven Drevicki led the field to the start and quickly took control of the field when the green flag waved. Steve Buckwalter used the top of the track to move into second after starting fifth. Gargiulo took third on lap two but it was Wean who ran third just one lap later. Buckwalter pressed Drevicki for the lead and took the top spot to lead lap five. Drevicki, Wean, Gargiulo and Arndt made up the top five. At this point in the race, Alex Bright raced outside of the top five as he looked for a way to the front.

Bright was the only change to the top five at lap ten as he moved up to take fifth. That's when Bright retried the high, outside line and found it to his liking. He took fourth from Gargiulo on lap twelve as S Buckwalter raced well ahead of the field. For several laps, Bright raced Wean for third. With ten to go, Wean held the spot as Arndt moved into fifth ahead of Gargiulo.

Bright took third from Wean and began to reel in the DeGre Engineering #19 of Drevicki. On lap nineteen, Drevicki had Bright on his rear bumper.

As Drevicki and Bright battled for second, they came up on the lapped car of Tyler Brehm. Just as the two contenders closed in on Brehm, Brehm had a water line break on his Jackson #97 in the midst of a lot of steam and water. The caution was thrown and everyone negotiated the situation successfully. Buckwalter's huge lead was erased as the single file restart had Drevicki and Bright lined up right behind the 2010 ARDC Champion.

Bright took it to the top of the track, passing first Drevicki and then Buckwalter to lead lap twenty. Buckwalter battled back from the bottom of the track but Bright had all of the momentum coming off the top.

Bright took the win ahead of Steve Buckwalter and Drevicki. Wean and Arndt battled side by side for fourth for the final laps of the feature with Wean holding the edge at the line over Arndt.

Williams Grove Speedway (20 lap feature)

1. Alex Bright 2. Steven Drevicki 3. Trevor Kobylarz 4. PJ Gargiulo 5. Brenden Bright 6. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 7. Brett Arndt 8. Kyle Lick 9. Jim Radney 10. Brett Wanner 11. Nick Wean 12. Tommy Kunsman, Jr. 13. Austin Burke 14. Clayton Glassman 15. Steve Buckwalter 16. Ryan Greth 17. John Barnett 18. Billy Courtwright 19. Greg Fitzpatrick 20. Justin Grosz DNS - Tony DiMattia

Lincoln Speedway (25 lap feature)

1. Alex Bright 2. Steve Buckwalter 3. Steven Drevicki 4. Nick Wean 5. Brett Arndt 6. Ryan Greth 7. PJ Gargiulo 8. Trevor Kobylarz 9. Brenden Bright 10. Eric Heydenreick 11. Drew Heistand 12. Kyle Lick 13. Brett Wanner 14. Justin Grosz 15. Tony DiMattia 16. Austin Burke 17. Tommy Kunsman 18. Tyler Brehm 19. Jim Radney DNS - Clayton Glassman, Billy Courtwright, Brian Gilmore, Bruce Buckwalter, Jr.

 

 

Davey Heskin Is UMSS King of KRA Sprint Challenge Winner Willmar, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-14-14)

Davey Heskin of St. Michael led all 25 laps to capture the King of KRA Sprint Challenge title during the annual appearance of the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series winged sprints at the KRA Speedway on Thursday August 14. For Heskin, it was his second UMSS career win. Brooke Tatnell had won the first two King of KRA races held in 2012 & 2013. Tatnell was not hand, so a new winner of the event was an absolute certainty. Heskin was challenged during the opening couple of laps by two-time series champion Jerry Richert, Jr. but opened up a comfortable lead during the remainder of the race. The feature was only slowed once under caution with eight laps in for debris in turn three. The final seventeen laps ran green to the checkers. Heskin, driving for Pat Donnohue, earned $1,000 for the victory.

Ultimate Sprint Heats were won by Derrik Lusk and Chris Graf with Ryan Bowers and Heskin topping the Challenge Races. Tony Norem was the high point driver and drew the seven pill for the feature race invert. Norem however would not be able to start the feature, as his Seidenkranz Brothers B1st sprinter had developed a vibration and the team did not want to take any chances on causing damage to their car. Thus, Norem was a scratch for the main event. Richert and Heskin started on the front row.

The track had a good cushion up top, and although there was a bottom lane, it was not the fast way around on this night in Willmar. Most of the cars rode the cushion. Richert ducked under Heskin on the opening lap and again on lap two exiting turn two, but he was not able to gain the upper hand. Following the lone restart with eight laps scored, Richert again tried to duck under Heskin without any success. Heskin was followed at the checkers by Richert, Graf, Derrik Lusk, and Bowers in the top five. Engine issues sidelined Jennifer Eriksen and Jared Goerges for the feature race.

The UMSS sprints continue their three race stretch at the Princeton Speedway on Friday August 15 for Night #1 of the 22nd Annual Kouba Memorial and conclude on Saturday August 16 for Night #2 of the Kouba Memorial at the St. Croix Valley Raceway. Check out the news, results and other information on the UMSS website at www.umsprints.com or visit us on our Facebook page where several additional photos from our various racing divisions are posted.

UMSS Race Results - KRA Speedway August 14, 2014 (Race #16)

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Race #1 (6 laps): 93 Derrik Lusk, 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 03 Jamey Ogston, 91 Davey Heskin, 29L Nick Lusk, 91A Reed Allex.

Track Rat Photos Ultimate Sprint Race #2 (6 laps): 20G Chris Graf, B1st Tony Norem, 29 Leigh Thomas, 199 Ryan Bowers, 9 Jared Goerges, 10x Jennifer Eriksen.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race #1 (8 laps): Bowers, Norem, N Lusk, D Lusk, Ogston, Allex.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race #2 (8 laps): Heskin, Thomas, Graf, Richert, Eriksen, Goerges DNS.

GRP Motorsports Feature (25 laps): Heskin, Richert, Graf, D Lusk, Bowers, Thomas, Ogston, N Lusk, Allex, Norem DNS, Eriksen DNS, Goerges DNS.

Lap Leaders: Heskin 1-25. Cautions: (1)

 

 

Ryan Bowers Races To First-Ever Sprint Car Win Ogilvie, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-9-14)

For the second straight UMSS event, a first-time winner emerged. Back on July 26, Rick Kobs won his first sprint car feature. On Saturday August 9 at the Ogilvie Raceway, rookie driver Ryan Bowers of Ham Lake picked up his inaugural win in a sprint car when he led all 25 laps at the fast 3/8 mile dirt oval. A large crowd was on hand, as not only were the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series winged sprints on the program, the WISSOTA Late Model Challenge Series was also at Ogilvie. Bowers, making just his sixteenth career start in a sprint car, raced ahead of the field for a good portion of the race. During the last several laps, a plume of white smoke followed his MBR 199 sprinter around the track caused by an oil line leak. Bowers was able to finish the race and pick up his first win.

Following the typical double round of qualifying races for the UMSS winged sprint cars, Tony Norem was the high point driver. Norem drew a six pill for the feature race invert. Chris Graf and Norem won the heats while a pair of rookie racers, Jamey Ogston and Bowers, topped the Challenge Races. Race fans also enjoyed the autograph session during intermission with both the sprint car and late model drivers participating. It was then time for feature race action to begin.

Bowers and Ogston brought the field to the green. Bowers immediately blasted into the early lead. Chad Patterson dropped out after one lap with an oil leak but the race stayed green. Norem was on the move forward from his sixth starting spot, and soon found himself running second behind Bowers. Norem quickly closed in on the leader. Norem contact the front stretch wall at the conclusion of lap 9, rode the wall into turn one, climbed the wall, contacted the turn one safety fence, spun around and landed upright. The race was under a red flag then, as a portion of the catch fence needed to be repaired. Although the damage to Norem's car was not too severe, it was certainly enough to put him out of the race.

On the restart, Bowers stretched his lead while the battle for second heated up between Graft, Ogston, Jerry Richert Jr, and Anna Kouba. With Bowers comfortably out front, positions 2-5 traded hands on several occasions. At the checkers, it was Bowers followed by Graf, Ogston Richert and Kouba in the top five. Leigh Thomas, who was debuting a brand new car, finished sixth. Engine problems kept Jennifer Eriksen and Rick Kobs from starting the feature race while Patterson and Brandon Halverson, driving the Valentine 32 sprinter, had issues in the feature race. Norem was out due to crash damage.

The UMSS sprints will prepare for a three race stretch starting Thursday August 14 at the KRA Speedway in Willmar, moving to the Princeton Speedway on Friday August 15 for Night #1 of the 22nd Annual Kouba Memorial, and concluding on Saturday August 16 for Night #2 of the Kouba Memorial at the St. Croix Valley Raceway.

UMSS Race Results - Ogilvie Raceway August 9, 2014 (Race #15)

Alpha Apparel & Promotions Ultimate Sprint Race #1 (6 laps): 20G Chris Graf, 63 Jerry Richert Jr, 5 Anna Kouba, 03 Jamey Ogston, 15 Chad Patterson, 10x Jennifer Eriksen, 34 Rick Kobs DNS.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Sales Ultimate Sprint Race #2 (6 laps): B1st Tony Norem, 32 Brandon Halverson, 29 Leigh Thomas, 199 Ryan Bowers, 28 Jeff Pellersels, 91A Reed Allex.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race #1 (8 laps): Ogston, Norem, Richert, Thomas, Allex, Patterson DNS, Eriksen DNS.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race #2 (8 laps): Bowers, Graf, Kouba, Halverson, Pellersels, Kobs DNS.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Feature (25 laps): Bowers, Graf, Ogston, Richert, Kouba, Thomas, Pellersels, Allex, Halverson DNF, Norem DNF, Patterson DNF, Eriksen DNS, Kobs DNS.

 

 

SPITHALER DOMINATES NAPA WAYNE COUNTY BOSS FEATURE; HAUDENSCHILD, McLOUGHLIN, BALDWIN, HENSEL & MOORE REVISIT VICTORY CIRCLE Orrville, Ohio Saturday, August 16, 2014

By Mike Swanger

It was more than a full night of racing with two class’ of Sprint Cars on hand with the four other regular class’ also in action on Hoosier Tire night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. The Buckeye Machine BOSS Wingless Sprints were back for the second time this season and it was complete domination by Evans City Pa.’s Brandon Spithaler. Driving the Superior Tank & Trailer #57, Spithaler started on the outside front row and quickly built a big lead and started lapping cars on lap eight. The phrase, Drive it like you stole it, fit right in for the Evans City Earth Mover, as it looked like he was going to lap the whole field until the first caution came out with four laps to go. At that time, Spithaler was on the rear bumper of second place Joe Liguori when Steve Little spun to slow the action. The green flag would fly and Spithaler drove away from Liguori again but as the white flag was ready to wave, Adam Miller went off the backstretch end over end to bring the red flag out. Miller was ok. Liguori tried to stay with Spithaler on the last lap restart but had nothing for him as Spithaler pocketed his second Buckeye Machine BOSS win of the season. There was action going on for top five positioning as the threesome of Dustin Smith, Chuck Wilson and points leader Mike Miller battled race long before finishing in that order. Heat winners were Liguori, Logan Hupp and Spithaler. Beau Stewart grabbed the point at the start of the Fisher Performance Sprint feature with Brad Haudenschild and Danny Mumaw close behind. After a couple of cautions early in the feature, the lead threesome was right together when Stewart would slip in turn two with the two heat winners, Haudenschild and Mumaw, powering by. Two laps later, Mumaw’s nose wing broke affecting the handling of his car and Haudenschild and his Kempthorn Auto Mall, Fire & Ice Pub and Medi Taxi #38k started to pull away. Jason Dolick would coast to a stop on the backstretch to bring out the caution with six laps to go. The rest of the race had the fans on their feet as fast qualifier Mumaw stayed glued to the back of Haudenschild’s ride and as the pair went down the back straight on lap 23, Mumaw charged to the inside of Haudenschild going into turn three and squeezed into the lead but Haudenschild would get back underneath Mumaw and reclaim the lead coming out of turn four with the white flag waving and as the twosome went side by side on the last lap, points leader Haudenschild out dragged Mumaw to the line and post his fifth win of the season. Stewart finished third as Kirk Jeffries ran fourth. After causing a lap four caution. Jordan Harble used every inch of the track and worked his way back up to fifth. The Lias Tire Late Model feature saw Shane McLoughlin jump into the lead from the outside pole position with points leader Ryan Markham taking second from David Liles on lap two with Charlie Duncan dropping Liles another spot on lap four. McLoughlin, Markham and Duncan were all within a car lenghth of each other but Duncan would jump the cushion and lose ground to the front runners on lap 7. As McLoughlin and Markham, the quick timer, began to encounter the back of the field on lap 11, on the next circuit around, the two leaders and Larry Bellman made contact with Markham getting the worst of it as he spun, puncturing his radiator and ending his night. From that point on, McLoughlin of Nashport and his Riesbeck’s Food Market, Lias Tire and Nussbaum #9 breezed to his second win of the year as Duncan finished second with 11th starting JR Gentry taking third as they were the only drivers on the lead lap at the finish, Bellman and Liles filled out the top five. Heat wins were claimed by Markham and McLoughlin. Just like the first three features of the night, the start of the Thrifty Muffler Super Stock main stayed true to form as outside pole sitter Brandon Gardner took the laes as pole sitter Larry Baldwin fell into his tire tracks. The only caution in the race came on lap three when Brad Hensel spun. On the restart, Baldwin and his Midas Muffler, Park Ford and Baldwin Motorsports #7up worked every angle he could to take the lead and as they came out of turn two on lap 8, Gardner bobbled and Baldwin slipped by and drive to his 7th checkered flag of the season. Bob Daugherty never moved from his third starting position as Nick Smith and Tyler Thompson rounded out the top five. Baldwin and Daugherty scored the heat wins. After Moose Workman and Adam Kern topped the WQKT Mini Stock heats, the field was ready for the Direct Hydraulic Hose feature with pole sitter Jordan James grabbing the lead with Workman and points leader Brad Hensel right behind. Hensel would bump by for the lead on lap three, it would be a dog fight as those three would change position on each lap although Hensel would be the leader at the line for the first 10 laps. The race would get physical on the last two laps as Workman bull dogged his way into the lead with James in second and Hensel third as the white flag waved. as they headed out of turn two on the last lap, all three made contact that sent Hensel and his DJ’s Directional Services and Sportsman’s Bar #28 into the infield, but the Wooster driver never left off on the gas and came back on the track going into turn three. As the three cars came out of turn four for the finish line, the threesome bounced off each other and Hensel hung on for his 7th victory of the season. James and Workman followed as Doug Hensel and Chris Shell took home fourth and fifth. A few years ago there was a song titled ‘When Your Hot, Your Hot” and that would be the song for Granger Township’s Matthew Moore as for the third week in a row, he swept the NAPA Mini Wedge races again, taking both the heat race and flag to flag feature win aboard the Mars Trucking and Apache Auto Salvage #98. Konner Thomas put early pressure on Moore for the lead but he would spin on lap 8 and points leader Robbie Ledger took up the challenge but Moore kept the door closed. Billy Dawson finished in the third spot as Caitlin Johnson and Jolene Voshel rounded out the top five. The Contingency Connection Awards were once again being sought after by the drivers with over $2,000 in weekly awards from national manufacturers that are up for grabs and over $100,000 for the season. This Saturday, August 23rd will be Season Championships with double points on the line for all 5 divisions. It will also be Kid’s Night and Driver Autograph night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Go to www.waynecountyspeedway for all the information about the track.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, August 16, 2014 BUCKEYE MACHINE BOSS SPRINTS Southeast Harley Davidson Heat 1 Joe Ligouri, Derek Hastings, Chuck Wilson, Kirk Jeffries, Joe Butera, Aaron Middaugh, Bob McMillen K-D Pizza Heat 2 Logan Hupp, Dustin Smith, Chad Wilson, Jeremy Shambaugh, Adam Miller, George Willard, Troy Kingan Cowen Truck Line Heat 3 Brandon Spithaler, Mike Miller, Michael Fischhesser, Jeremy Duposki, Scott Hardman, Steve Little, Butch Beasley Feature Brandon Spithaler, Joe Ligouri, Dustin Smith, Chuck Wilson, Mike Miller, Derek Hastings, Aaron Middaugh, Chad Wilson, Kirk Jeffries, Jeremy Shambaugh, Joe Butera, Scott Hardman, Bob McMillin, Steve Little, Jeremy Duposki, Adam Miller, George Willard, Michael Fischhesser, Troy Kingan, Logan Hupp, Butch Beasley (dns)

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Fast Qualifier Danny Mumaw 14.674 Saldana Racing Products Heat 1 Danny Mumaw,, Beau Stewart, Shawn Hubler, Troy Kingan, Russ Sansosti, Bob Lime, Jeremy Duposki, Bill Ault Saldana Racing Products Heat 2 Brad Haudenschild, Kirk Jeffries, Jason Dolick, Joe Armbruster, Jordan Harble, Nick Patterson#33, Butch Beasley, Nick Patterson #23 Feature Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Beau Stewart, Kirk Jeffries, Jordan Harble, Russ Sansosti, Troy Kingan, Joe Armbruster, Shawn Hubler, Nick Patterson #33, Butch Beasley, Jason Dolick, Bill Ault, Jeremy Duposki, Nick Patterson#23, Bob Lime

LIAS TIRE LATE MODELS Fast Qualifier Ryan Markham 17.349 Summit Racing Equipment Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, Blaine Aber, Brandon Gardner, Jerry Aber, JR Gentry, Jason Skelly Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 Shane McLoughlin, David Liles, Don Conley, Allan Baker, Danny Mumaw, Larry Bellman Feature Shane McLoughlin, Charlie Duncan, JR Gentry, Larry Bellman, David Liles, Blaine Aber, Allan Baker, Brandon Gardner, Jason Skelly, Don Conley, Ryan Markham, Danny Mumaw, Jerry Aber

THRIFTY MUFFLER SUPER STOCKS Fast Qualifier Larry Baldwin 19.919 Summit Racing Equipment Heat 1 Larry Baldwin, Tyler Thompson, Nick Smith, Chris Albright, Mitch Caskey, Chase Alexander, Chaz O’Dell, John Sutherland Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 Bob Daugherty, Brandon Gardner, Tyler Nicely, Casey Butler, Paul McVicker, Don Rutt, Brad Hensel Feature Larry Baldwin, Brandon Gardner, Bob Daugherty, Nick Smith, Tyler Thompson, Mitch Caskey, Chase Alexander, Casey Butler, Chris Albright, Paul McVicker, Chaz O’Dell, Don Rutt, Tyler Nicely, Brad Hensel, John Sutherland

WQKT MINI STOCKS Heat 1 Moose Workman, Jordan James, Brad Hensel, Steve Crowe, Mitch Reichard Heat 2 Adam Kern, Elvis Conkle, Chris Shell, Jim Burns, Doug Hensel Feature Brad Hensel, Jordan James, Moose Workman, Doug Hensel, Chris Shell, Steve Crowe, Elvis Conkle, Jim Burns, Mitch Reichard, Adam Kern

NAPA MINI WEDGES Heat 1 Matthew Moore, Robbie Ledger, Billy Dawson, Jolene Voshel, Konner Thomas, Kolton Thomas, Caitlin Johnson, Tanner McLoughlin Feature Matthew Moore, Robbie Ledger, Billy Dawson, Caitlin Johnson, Jolene Voshel, Konner Thomas, Tanner McLoughlin, Kolton Thomas (dns)

 

 

Michael Bonneau Bags USAC Southwest Freedom Tour Finale at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 16, 2014) – He didn’t even know he had won when he pulled to a stop on the front straightaway. All that he knew was that he was among the top four.

Not until a crew member told him two or three times did Michael Bonneau realize that he had just won the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Second Annual “Freedom Tour” finale atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

“I had no idea, if I had known I probably would have done some donuts or something,” the happy winner from Peoria, AZ, said after taking the $2,500 winner’s share in the 30-lap finale.

It was little surprise that Bonneau was unaware, as Rick Ziehl was long gone in his chase for a second DCRP Freedom Tour win in as many years.

Long gone that is until the Las Cruces shoe ran afoul of a lapped car making an exit to the infield on the 24th lap, opening a door so quickly that Bonneau dashed through and into the lead so quickly he didn’t know it.

While Bonneau was a surprised winner, other winners on the night included Austin Allen in the IMCA Modified ranks, Jeff Kaup in the IMCA Sport Modifieds, Dusty Witthuhn in the IMCA Stock Cars and Edwin Elliott in Thunder Cars.

In the USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Car feature, Bonneau started from the pole position and chased outside front row starter Ziehl throughout.

Following the race’s lone caution after five laps when Shannon McQueen bicycled and tagged the turn four wall, Ziehl began stretching his lead out over Bonneau, who was holding off Charles Davis, Jr., for second.

Ziehl eventually opened up nearly a full straightaway lead over his chasers, only to be nearly driven all the way to the infield by Josh Shipley, who was trying to make an exit in a second Tye Mihocko mount.

Ziehl gathered it in, but not before Bonneau as well as Davis, Jr., and Harli White sped by.

Bonneau kept the Priced Right Auto Sales No. 29 several car-lengths ahead of Davis, Jr., the rest of the way to secure his first win of the year with fellow Arizona shoe Davis, Jr., settling for runner-up honors in his best Freedom Tour outing of the week.

For the second night in a row, Lindsey, Oklahoma’s Harli White finished on the podium after crossing the stripe in third. Ziehl was a disappointed fourth with Topeka’s Wyatt Burks rounding out the top five.

Shon Deskins was sixth with Josh Hodges, R.J. Johnson, Josh Pelkey and Mike Martin completing the top ten.

Deskins, White and Davis, Jr., topped heat race action. The second heat got off to a rough start when Missouri’s Brad Graham and Jetmore’s Ray Seemann went for a wild double tumble in turn one. Both drivers walked away but were done for the night.

In the 20-lap IMCA Modified main event, Austin Allen moved to the top of the point charts with his first feature win of the year as Ryan Heger, who led entering the night, flipped on the frontstretch on the original start.

Allen earned his win in dramatic fashion, making a white-flag lap pass of race-long leader William Nusser to snare the win.

After leading the initial 18 circuits from the pole position, Nusser bobbled exiting turn four with the white flag in sight to open the door for Wichita’s Allen, who had battled forward from tenth.

Allen took the checkered two car-lengths ahead of Nusser with Kale Beavers, Nick Link and Van Gemmill rounding out the top five.

In the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature, current points leader and reigning track champion Jeff Kaup took advantage of a late caution to snare his fourth win of the year.

While Kaup worked forward from tenth, Brian May paced the initial seven circuits before Jamie French took command with Kaup moving to second by the ninth lap. French had it well in hand until a caution flew with just four laps remaining.

But when French stumbled on the restart, Kaup took quick advantage and raced on to the checkered flag despite an overheating engine that was on seven cylinders. French chased the Woodward, OK, shoe to the line with Toby Witthuhn, Kevin Tabor and Bart Baker in the top five.

After battling side-by-side with Josh Crombie for several laps, Bazine’s Dusty Witthuhn surged ahead on the tenth round en route to his first IMCA Stock Car feature win of the season.

Witthuhn raced forward from eighth before wrestling the lead away from Crombie, who had taken the lead away from Kyle Tillery on the second round. Witthuhn crossed the stripe in the 15-lapper ahead of Crombie with Marlin Hogie, Ron Hartman and Reagan Sellard in the top five.

In the 15-lap Thunder Car feature, Edwin Elliott chased down race-long leader Bryan Habiger on the 13th lap to post his first win of the year.

Habiger jumped out front at the start and held a sizable lead at the midway point before the pack began closing the gap. Elliott worked his way to the front of the chasing pack and slipped by Habiger in the closing rounds to secure the win.

Habiger settled for second behind Elliott with Matt O’Hair, William Bauer and Dan Rogers in the top five.

Dodge City Raceway Park is back in action next Saturday night with the Inaugural $1,000-to-win Sport Modified Mayhem event with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Thunder Car and Hornets in action as well.

Dodge City Raceway Park – August 16 Results

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Freedom Tour:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 20-Shon Deskins (1), 2. 29-Michael Bonneau (2), 3. 78-Chris Bonneau (3), 4. 16-Mike Martin (4), 5. 77m-R.J. Johnson (7), 6. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. (6), 7. 24-Kevin Risley (5).

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 17w-Harli White (4), 2. 11w-Wyatt Burks (1), 3. 74x-Josh Hodges (7), 4. 11c-Michael Curtis (3), 5. 94T-Tim Kent (6), 6. 04-Brad Graham (2), 7. 72-Ray Seemann (5).

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (2), 2. 41w-Rick Ziehl (3), 3. 12-Josh Pelkey (1), 4. 7-Shannon McQueen (4), 5. 5-Tye Mihocko (6), 6. 11k-Tyler Knight (5), 7. 5x-Josh Shipley (7).

"A" Feature (30 Laps): 1. 29-Michael Bonneau (1), 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (4), 3. 17w-Harli White (6), 4. 41w-Rick Ziehl (2), 5. 11w-Wyatt Burks (7), 6. 20-Shon Deskins (3), 7. 74x-Josh Hodges (5), 8. 77m-R.J. Johnson (10), 9. 12-Josh Pelkey (9), 10. 16-Mike Martin (11), 11. 11c-Michael Curtis (13), 12. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. (16), 13. 5-Tye Mihocko (15), 14. 5x-Josh Shipley (19), 15. 94T-Tim Kent (14), 16. 78-Chris Bonneau (8), 17. 11k-Tyler Knight (17), 18. 7-Shannon McQueen (12), 19. 24-Kevin Risley (18). DNS: 04-Brad Graham, 72-Ray Seemann.

Lap Leaders: Rick Ziehl 1-23, Michael Bonneau 24-30.

 

 

Bob Newton Classic One to Remember at Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) It was a night to honor a pioneer in racing and the four features that ran at the Playground of Power Saturday night made the Bob Newton Classic a night to remember.

The Newton family came to the track to watch the excitement. Joyce Newton, who worked with her husband Bob to start Hoosier Tire, was there with members of her family and cheered on the drivers with the many fans in attendance for the Bob Newton Classic at Plymouth Speedway.

The Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints found Billy Cribbs the early leader. Garrett Saunders had slipped back slightly in the pack at the start of the race but began working his way to the front. By lap 11, Saunders worked from sixth to the third position. He was attempting to pass Brad Nichols for the second position but ran out of laps. Pole-sitter and points leader Billy Cribbs won the feature with Brad Nichols in the second spot and Garrett Saunders rounding out the top three.

“It’s been a good season,” said Cribbs. “We were kind of behind in the beginning of the season and then got into a groove where we were consistent.”

The Sprints on Dirt Series packed power in their feature Saturday night. Eyes were on Randy Hannagan who last won when the series visited Plymouth Speedway in May. However, heavy-hitters Dustin Daggett and Gregg Dalman started on the front row and showed great speed in the beginning of the race. It was Daggett and Dalman in the first and second position until lap 15 when a caution came out for an off-track medical emergency. Just as the caution came out Daggett spun and the leader got a flat right rear tire. He went into the pits and was scored in the tenth position which was the last car on the lead lap,when the field went back to green. The race was red-flagged for a period of time as the ambulance had to leave the track to take that person to the hospital. By rule, an ambulance has to be at the track before an event can be resume. After the ambulance arrived, the flattening tires on the Winged Sprints were filled and the track went green. Dalman continued to lead but a caution on lap 18 bunched up the field and allowed Ryan Ruhl to get a run on the leading Dalman and went on to win the race. Dalman came in second while May’s winner Randy Hannagan was third.

“I’ve been racing Daggett pretty hard this season and his bad luck was my gain,” said Ruhl. “I had a great run on Dalman there at the end and I got the win. I had a great time racing here tonight.”

The Swan Lake Resorts UMP Modifieds had a new driver on top of the podium. Michael Thayer started on the pole and was able to hold off the field for his first win of the season. Dylan Woodling stayed right behind him and made a move to get the first spot on lap 10 but Thayer had the stronger car. Meanwhile, Frank Marshall was moving through the field despite a damaged race car. He moved his way to the third spot after starting 7th and didn’t have enough to catch Woodling in the closing laps. Former Kalamazoo champion Andy Bozell started fourth but had car issues and finished in the 19th position. Points leader Jamie Lomax also exited the race early and finished in the last position. The podium found Michael Thayer on the top spot with Dylan Woodling second and Frank Marshall third.

“I feel awesome!” smiled Thayer. “It’s great to be back at Plymouth Speedway and thank you to all of the fans for being here on this special night.”

The Super Streets were on the schedule as the last feature of the night where Michael Clark dominated the field. Calvin Peek, Jr. had the early lead and was pulling away from the field when he made a mistake coming out of turn three and traveled through the inner track. He re-entered the field in the fifth position. Clark then assumed the lead with Peek Jr. quickly setting his sights back to the front. Peek Jr. got to the third position by lap 12 and had the second spot by the 14th lap. Kory Conner was running in the second position and traveled up the racetrack coming out of turn four on lap 16 and slapped the front stretch wall. That allowed Peek Jr. to move to the second position. Peek didn’t have what it would need to hunt down Clark for the lead. Michael Clark continued in his winning ways with Calvin Peek, Jr. in second and Kory Conner in third.

“This trophy feels just like the championship trophy to me,” said Clark after solidifying his championship in the Super Streets Division. “This is awesome. I’ll bring back my Super Street in 2015 here to Plymouth Speedway - my home track.”

The Plymouth Speedway season comes to a close on Aug. 23 when all of the regular divisions will be back to put on the best show yet at the fastest dirt track in Northern Indiana. The gates will open at 4 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. ET. For more information, visit our website at www.plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

15811 Waynesfield Rd. | Waynesfield, Ohio 45896

www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net | 419.568.3201

August 16, 2014

RACE RESULTS

Indian Lake Outfitters Night

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (26 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2B-Mike Dunlap[2]

2. 22-Dallas Hewitt[4]

3. 63-Huston Hewitt[7]

4. 14G-Rod Henning[1]

5. 87-Paul Dues[5]

6. 14C-Andy Conley[9]

7. 72-Stratton Briggs[8]

8. 63D-Jim Dues[6]

9. 24L-Lee Underwood[3]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[6]

2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[9]

3. 14-Cooper Clouse[7]

4. 43G-Rob Guy[5]

5. 12-Kent Wolters[4]

6. 5-Mark Silva[1]

7. 8-Lewie Christain[3]

8. 9-Dave Disinger[8]

9. 25B-Mark Blausey[2]

Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 54-Matt Westfall[1]

2. 41K-Cole Ketchan[2]

3. 17-Kevin Myers[5]

4. 23S-Kyle Simon[7]

5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8]

6. 19-Jimmy Snead[6]

7. 6-Stuart Hanft[4]

8. 5W-Jeff Williams[3]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14C-Andy Conley[1]

2. 72-Stratton Briggs[4]

3. 6-Stuart Hanft[6]

4. 5-Mark Silva[2]

5. 24L-Lee Underwood[10]

6. 19-Jimmy Snead[3]

7. 5W-Jeff Williams[9]

8. 63D-Jim Dues[7]

9. 8-Lewie Christain[5]

10. 9-Dave Disinger[8]

11. 25B-Mark Blausey[11]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 54-Matt Westfall[4]

2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[2]

3. 9N-Luke Hall[5]

4. 2B-Mike Dunlap[6]

5. 14-Cooper Clouse[8]

6. 14G-Rod Henning[10]

7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[15]

8. 41K-Cole Ketchan[1]

9. 23S-Kyle Simon[12]

10. 24L-Lee Underwood[20]

11. 87-Paul Dues[13]

12. 14C-Andy Conley[16]

13. 17-Kevin Myers[9]

14. 5-Mark Silva[19]

15. 43G-Rob Guy[11]

16. 72-Stratton Briggs[17]

17. 63-Huston Hewitt[7]

18. 12-Kent Wolters[14]

19. 22-Dallas Hewitt[3]

20. 6-Stuart Hanft[18]

Hard Charger: 24L-Lee Underwood[+10]

 

 

Butler charges to sprint car win at Desoto

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD Desoto Speedway

Shane Butler only needed a few laps of practice to know that his car was going to be rocket ship during Saturday night's 40-lap non-wing sprint car feature at Desoto Speedway.

Butler's early thought proved to be correct as he went on to sweep both the heat race and feature events at the Bradenton facility.

Sport Allen, who easily won the last time the sprint cars ran on the 3/8-mile oval, started on the pole and quickly caught the back of the of the 22-car field. As Allen began lapping traffic, Butler made it three-wide and took the lead coming to the line at the end of the eighth lap.

Allen lost several spots while trying to lap traffic, with Mickey Kempgens and Collin Cabre taking second and third. The leaders ran nose-to-tail through the traiif, at times going three and four-wide.

Dave Retzlaff spun on lap 16 to bring out the yellow. While the cars were slowing down to avoid Retzlaff's stopped car in turn one, Kurt Taylor hit the wall hard but was uninjured.

Kempgens got back to second around Cabre lap 27. He was all over Butler for several laps until the yellow flew for Matt Alfonso's spin on lap 35.

Butler got the jump on the final restart and pulled away for the win.

"We unloaded early and went out for one hot lap...and we just parked it," said Butler, who was also celebrating his birthday in victory lane. "We didn't know anything else we could do to make it better. We put three new tires on before the heat race and went like hell."

Kempgens, Cabre, Allen and Keith Butler rounded out the top five.

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8-16-2014 DESOTO SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS Sprint CARS 1. 18 Shane Butler Bushnell... 2.. 88 Sport Allen Pinellas Park 3. 19 Keith Butler Riverview 4. 2 Larry Brazil Tampa 5. 99 Kyle Bookmiller Riverview 6. 25 Steve Heisler Plant City 7. 84 Ernie Teed Jr. Sarasota 8. 9 Matt Alfonso Tampa 9. 2x Todd Donaldson Mulberry 10. 4 Geoff Steiner Cape Coral 11. 69 Ricd Voisey Wesley Chapel 12. 55 Tommy Nichols Plant City 13. 39 Alan Randisi Port Charlotte 14. 10x Sean Clark North Port 15. 1 Ty Decaire Tampa 16. 3 Travis Bliemeister Venice 17. 92 Dave Retzlaff Brooksville 18. 8 Kurk Taylor Tampa 19. 14 Rickie Corr Plant City 20 63 Terry Taylor Dunedin 21. 21 Collin Cambre Temple Terrace D.Q. 22. 5 Mickey Kempgens Tampa D.Q.

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Henry holds on for Attica sprint win; Missler earns 1st late model victory, Weaver survives for 305 sprint win; Foos tames trucks

Friday, Aug. 16, 2014

Contact: Brian Liskai – liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Cap Henry held off Greg Wilson for his second straight win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints at Attica Raceway Park Friday on WNWO NBC 24/Culy Contracting Night. The Bellevue, Ohio driver had to not only fight Wilson for the win, but a car that lost its brakes the last hand full of laps.

“I really have to give a lot of credit to Wilson…he really could have done it (last lap slider) a lot worse and he raced us clean. He gets as much credit as we do. He could have made that real ugly and I couldn’t stop if I wanted to,” said Henry beside his Genzman Racing/Ludwig Propane/Level Performance/Crown Battery/Automatic Fire Protection/Jet Express/Handy Grafix/Kear’s Speed Shop backed machine.

“I can’t thank this Genzman team enough. They’ve been working so hard. It’s really making me look good now and I’m loving it. I made them look bad early and we’re making up for it now. The caution helped. I was hoping someone would do something because I really didn’t like negotiating the traffic,” added Henry who executed a great restart with 10 laps to go. “I’ve been working on my restarts and it helped tonight.”

In Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature, five time and defending track champion Ryan Missler finally slammed that gorilla off his back and held off Jeff Babcock for his first win of the season. The victory was the 11th of Missler’s career at Attica.

“My four-year-old daughter drew me a number one last week and I didn’t do so good. So she drew me a one this week and I figured I’d better do something with it,” said Missler beside his York Fabrication/Terry McConnell Excavating/Taze DJ Service/King Industrial Supply/Quality Welding/Cenpeco Lubricants/Keizer Wheels backed machine.

“I knew there wasn’t much to grab hold of coming off four on the bottom. So I figured I’d have the momentum if I didn’t screw up,” added Missler. “I have to thank everyone who helps me…Jerry Huff at York Fabrication, my Uncle Jim, my wife and daughters and my in-laws…everybody that helps. This is great. I’d like to put a little win streak going here,” added Missler of his Gordon Lumber/SCS Gearbox/NAPA of Attica/TNT Farms/Twin Lakes Golf Course/ Pizza House West/Bellevue Beverage Center sponsored #50Y.

The Foster Auto Body 305 Sprint feature was a dandy with Dean Jacobs leading the first 20 laps. But, as he raced into lapped traffic, he made contact with Paul Weaver as they battled for the lead with Jacobs sustaining front end damage. Weaver would hold off T.J. Michael the final four laps to secure his third victory of the season at Attica. The win is the 32nd of Weaver’s career in the 305 sprint division at the track.

“I thought he (Jacobs) had a bad deal coming off the corner so I just drove it in there. I thought I had him clear…I feel bad about that. I don’t want to run Dean like that…he’s a clean driver,” said Weaver beside his Hampshire Engines/Buckeye Mobile Coatings/Fostoria Mod Shop/Weaver Performance Karts and Parts/M&L Excavating/Sunny Farms Land Fill/Tender Touch Car Wash backed #1w.

“I want to thank Jamie Miller for helping me and Bob Hampshire and Dave Rice for putting the motor together and making it run good,” added Weaver.

After taking a wild ride in his 305 sprint, Matt Foos would recover to hold off Shawn Valenti and Kent Brewer in the Fremont Fence Dirt Truck feature to score his second win of the season at Attica.

“You have to be absolutely on your ‘A game’ with those guys. They have had their stuff together and I’ve been scratching my head all week and finally…here we are. The thing was a rocket. No flaw whatsoever,” said Foos beside his Fremont Fence/M&L Excavating/Level Performance/Pit Stop Convenience Stores/Automatic Fire Protection/Buckshot Farms backed #2.

Henry and Broc Martin would bring the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature but before a lap could be completed Cole Duncan would spin in turn two. When the race resumed Henry bolted into the lead over Martin, Greg Wilson, Andrew Palker, Chris Andrews and Rob Chaney. Wilson would take second on lap two and quickly closed on Henry.

Henry took note of Wilson charging to his outside in turns three and four and quickly moved to that high line and was able to pull away slightly. However, Caleb Helms and Jody Keegan would tangle on lap eight to bring out the caution.

Henry would get a tremendous restart to pull away from Wilson with Martin, Andrews, Caleb Griffith, Palker and Chaney in tow. Andrews would slide in front of Martin for third on lap 10. The leaders would find lapped traffic at the half-way point which allowed Wilson and Andrews to close on Henry with Griffith, Chaney and Martin in pursuit.

Just as things were getting very interesting between Henry, Wilson and Andrews as they raced through traffic, Craig Mintz would stop with a flat left rear tire on lap 20. Now with a clear track, Henry would execute another great restart to pull away as Wilson had his hands full with Andrews and Chaney.

With five laps to go, Wilson began eating into Henry’s lead with Andrews, Chaney, Byron Reed, Griffith and Martin in tow. As the white flag flew, Wilson was right on Henry’s rear bumper. As they entered the final two turns Wilson tried to drive under Henry, but had to pull up or the two would have tangled. Henry was able to drive off the high line of turn four to take the win with Wilson, Andrews, Chaney and Reed rounding out the top five.

Missler and Babcock would set the pace for the 25-lap late model feature with Missler gaining the advantage. Mike Bores, Cody Scott, Garrett Krummert, Matt Irey and John Bores would give chase. Krummert would take third on lap three with the caution flying for a Steve Sabo spin on lap four.

On the restart Krummert would drive around Babcock for second and started to close on Missler. It was a fantastic three car battle for the lead between Missler, Krummert and Babcock until the caution flew on lap 11 for a Bobby Michaels spin. When the green reappeared the three car battle continued.

But, Krummert would slide off the high side of turns one and two on lap 16 to bring out the caution. Now Missler had to deal with Babcock with Irey, Mike Bores, Scott and John Bores in pursuit. With four laps to go Babcock was applying a lot of pressure to Missler with Irey, Mike Bores, Scott and Jim Gingery in tow.

On the last lap Babcock would drive under Missler in the final two corners but Missler would maintain his momentum and take the win over Babcock, Irey, Mike Bores and Gingery.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, Dean Jacobs and Steve Rando paced the field with Jacobs gaining the advantage over Rando, T.J. Michael, Seth Schneider, Tyler Gunn and Nate Dussel. The car on the move was eighth place starter Paul Weaver. He rocketed into fourth by lap two and took third a circuit later.

Luke Griffith would bring out the caution on lap eight with Jacobs leading Rando, Weaver, Gunn, Michael, Dussel and Schneider. Weaver would drive into the runner-up spot on lap 10. With 10 laps to go, Weaver had taken a big bite out of Jacobs’ lead as Rando slid off the track allowing Michael, Gunn, Dussel and Schneider to go by.

The leaders would race into traffic with five laps to go and as they exited turn four Weaver tried to drive under Jacobs with Michael on the very bottom and lapped cars in between. Contact was made by Jacobs, Weaver and Michael with Jacobs sliding into the infield with front end damage.

On the restart Weaver could not shake Michael with Dussel joining the fray with Gunn, Jordan Ryan and Bobby Clark in pursuit. Weaver was able to drive to the victory over Michael, Dussel, Ryan and Clark.

Art Ball and Foos would bring the field to green for the 15-lap dirt truck feature with Foos gaining the advantage over Ball and Brad Keckler. With just two laps recorded, it was a tremendous four truck battle up front between Foos, Ball, Shawn Valenti and Kent Brewer. Brewer would take second on lap three with Valenti racing to his inside.

With just five laps recorded Foos, Brewer and Valenti were racing three wide for the lead when the caution flew on lap six for a Keith Sorg spin. When the green reappeared so did the three truck battle for the lead. While Foos never lost the lead, Brewer and Valenti traded the runner-up spot lap after lap after lap.

Foos would drive a flawless race the rest of the way for the win with Valenti holding off Brewer for second with Dan Roepke Jr. and Kyle Cline rounding out the top five.

Double points are on the line for all four divisions next Saturday, Aug. 23 on Kistler Racing Products Presents the Mark Keegan Classic Championship Night.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park - 8/16/2014

NBC24 / Culy Contracting Night

O'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9X-Rob Chaney[2] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[7] ; 5. 9-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 7. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 8. 97-Bryan Sebetto[4]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 8. 98-Robert Robenalt[6]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 4. 11X-Brandon Martin[2] ; 5. OO-Jim Nier[3] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[7] ; 8. 8-Kevin Shelbo[5]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[4] ; 4. 55F-Taylor Ferns[3] ; 5. 40I-Mark Imler[6] ; 6. 8-Kevin Shelbo[9] ; 7. 98-Robert Robenalt[8] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 9. 97-Bryan Sebetto[7]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 53-Cap Henry[1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[4]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[6]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[7]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[8]; 6. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[11]; 7. 83M-Broc Martin[2]; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[5]; 9. 11X-Brandon Martin[9]; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah[10]; 11. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[16]; 12. 9-Dean Jacobs[13]; 13. 5T-Travis Philo[17]; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[14]; 15. 60-Jody Keegan[18]; 16. 8-Kevin Shelbo[20]; 17. 22-Cole Duncan[3]; 18. 40I-Mark Imler[19]; 19. OO-Jim Nier[15]; 20. O9-Craig Mintz[12]

Hard Charger: 40DD-Caleb Griffith[+5]

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (14 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 3. 9C-Troy Cattarene[2] ; 4. 92-Cody Scott[7] ; 5. 12-Bobby Michaels[1] ; 6. O3-Jim Gingery[6] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[4]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[1] ; 2. 1-Jeff Babcock[4] ; 3. 29-Garrett Krummert[3] ; 4. 48-John Bores[5] ; 5. 69R-Doug Baird[6] ; 6. 76-Skip McKinney[7] ; 7. 34-Ky Harper[2]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[1]; 2. 1-Jeff Babcock[2]; 3. 36-Matt Irey[6]; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[3]; 5. O3-Jim Gingery[11]; 6. 92-Cody Scott[4]; 7. 48-John Bores[8]; 8. 29-Garrett Krummert[5]; 9. 9C-Troy Cattarene[7]; 10. 69R-Doug Baird[10]; 11. 16-Steve Sabo[13]; 12. 12-Bobby Michaels[9]; 13. 34-Ky Harper[14]; 14. 76-Skip McKinney[12]

Hard Charger: O3-Jim Gingery[+6]

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (27 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[5] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 7. 4T-Jim Taddeo[8] ; 8. 39C-Scott Riley[9] ; 9. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8M-T.J Michael[2] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond[3] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. O3-Jim Cushing[4] ; 9. 42-Kevin Shirey[1]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 39-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 4. 18-Bobby Clark[7] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[3] ; 8. 2F-Matt Foos[9] ; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde[5]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 4. 4T-Jim Taddeo[4] ; 5. 39C-Scott Riley[7] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[6] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[10] ; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde[12] ; 10. O3-Jim Cushing[8] ; 11. 2F-Matt Foos[9]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[8]; 2. 8M-T.J Michael[3]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[5]; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7]; 5. 18-Bobby Clark[9]; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[2]; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[4]; 8. 8I-John Ivy[11]; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[16]; 10. 3J-Trey Jacobs[18]; 11. 12-Kyle Capodice[10]; 12. 22D-Dan Hammond[12]; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[17]; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[15]; 15. 22M-Dan McCarron[14]; 16. 10-Josh Harrison[13]; 17. 4T-Jim Taddeo[19]; 18. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6]; 19. 39C-Scott Riley[20]; 20. 39-Dean Jacobs[1]

Hard Charger: 3J-Trey Jacobs[+8]

Fremont Fence Co. Dirt Trucks (17 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. O1-Art Ball[1] ; 3. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[8] ; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[9] ; 5. D1-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 6. 33-Brian Arnold[6] ; 7. 7-Dana Frey[7] ; 8. 22J-Josh Kiser[4] ; 9. 14-Brandon Leighton[3]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 33C-Kyle Cline[4] ; 3. 3X-Brad Keckler[8] ; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg[5] ; 5. O-Andy Keegan[7] ; 6. 9-Curt Inks[6] ; 7. 69-Jeff Warnick[1] ; 8. 13-Cody Benyak[3]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 2-Matt Foos[2]; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5]; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6]; 4. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[7]; 5. 33C-Kyle Cline[3]; 6. O1-Art Ball[1]; 7. 3X-Brad Keckler[4]; 8. D1-Dustin Keegan[9]; 9. O-Andy Keegan[10]; 10. 4S-Keith Sorg[8]; 11. 33-Brian Arnold[11]; 12. 9-Curt Inks[12]; 13. 7-Dana Frey[13]; 14. 13-Cody Benyak[16]; 15. 69-Jeff Warnick[14]; 16. 22J-Josh Kiser[15]; 17. 14-Brandon Leighton[17]

Hard Charger: 7B-Shawn Valenti[+3]

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

 

 

McKisson Scores at Mercer Raceway Park

Holden, Moore, Jones, Englert, and Longwell, Jr. also Prevail

Mercer, PA (August 16, 2014): Andy McKisson took advantage of a miscue by divisional rookie A.J. Flick to take the lead on lap 12, and then held off the youngster in the final laps to claim victory at Mercer Raceway Park in the 410 Sprints presented by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden Heating & Supply. It was the veteran's first win of the season after getting a late start on the action. The evening's events, including bicycle races for the children, was made possible by Approved Toilet Rentals and Ray's Racing Collectibles.

Jimmy Holden overtook the point leader, Kyle Fink, with three laps in the books, and went on to victory in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified feature. The win propelled Holden into the points lead by just four counters, with the double-point finale on September 6 looming on the horizon. In the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, Rusty Moore cruised to his sixth win of the season in his quest for a fourth straight point championship. C.J. Jones ran out front through the entire contest for the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. George Englert captured his fifth feature win in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites. Steve Longwell, Jr. wore the nightcap for the Mini Stocks running under the twin banners of Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles.

Michael Bauer hopped into the lead from the pole for the 410 Sprint Car feature offered by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden Heating & Supply. The divisional rookie led the field to the first caution, which came on the fourth lap for Dennis Wagner. The restart gave Andy McKisson and A.J. Flick the opportunity to surpass Bauer. After a brief tussle, Flick rode the cushion to the lead.

Flick and McKisson began to distance themselves from the rest of the pack. While doing so, McKisson began to apply the pressure to Flick, who is also in his first season of 410 Sprint Car racing. Flick held his own, but when his car popped a wheelie coming off the second corner, McKisson powered ahead on the inside groove.

McKisson held control through two more cautions. During this interval, Carl Bowser snuck by Flick, but that was merely a temporary setback. On the restart, with 18 laps in the books, Flick went to the top side of the raceway and passed him for second. Flick began to close in on the leader, but a caution for debris on lap 21 seemingly ended his bid for a career first victory. McKisson opened a three car length advantage on the restart, but Flick fought back. While Flick did close the gap on the veteran, McKisson had enough smoke to hold him at bay for the win.

Carl Bowser held off Eric Williams for the third spot. Williams benefited from a rare mistake by Rod George, who spun while running in the top five. George regrouped, and kept the car moving, but lost valuable track position. That misfortune hampered him in his battle with Williams for the track title, as Williams will lead him by 24 points heading into the double-point event held on September 6. Brandon Matus was fifth, and Bauer sixth, followed by George, Brent Matus, Adam Kekich, and Arnie Kent.

The heat winners were George, McKisson, and Dan Kuriger. Thee was no B Main.

Tommy Kristyak and Kyle Fink paced the field to the start of the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified feature event. Kristyak got the advantage entering the first turn, but fink slipped under him in turn two to grab the lead. While they fought for position, Jimmy Holden held down third, waiting for his opportunity to pounce. It came on just the third lap, wen he powered off turn two to take the lead away from Fink. Kristyak continued on fourth, but he tangled with a lapped car in turn one with five laps completed. Kristyak slowed immediately and retire from the fray.

The lone caution of the race came on lap eight, when rookie Kyle Martell spun coming off turn four. While Holden continued to lead Fink on the restart, Frank Guidace moved to the third position. Rookie Brian Schaffer moved into fourth when the green was displayed. That bumped Brian FInk back to fifth in the car normally driven by Shayne Izzo. Shawn Fleeger led Matt Reeher, Tom Holden in his son Kyle's machine, Rich Whitney, and Jeff Schaffer, Jr.

The remaining laps wound off without any further interruptions. Holden crossed first, with Kyle Fink, Frank Guidace, and Brian Schaffer next. Brian Fink placed fifth, despite having heavy contact with Schaffer at the finish line. Fleeger, Reeher, Tom Holden, Whitney, and Martell completed the top ten.

The division ran an experimental format for this event, as all cars took time during their hot lap sessions, The evening's fastest qualifier was Holden. The heat winners were Dan FInk and Brian Schaffer. Kristyak was the dash winner for the six fastest qualifiers. There was no B Main.

In the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, Rusty Moore cruised to yet another victory in his quest for a fourth straight point championship at Mercer Raceway Park.

Ryan Moyer took the early lead in the feature for the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, but there was a wild three car battle for the second position. Trusty Rusty Moore prevailed, and took off after the leader. Moore got his chance on the first restart, when he powered ahead of Moyer. Curtis J. Bish soon followed suit. They were the first two racers to cross the finish line. Moyer held the third position to the checkers. Bobby Heim and Bob McCann completed the top five.

Pat Fielding, William Hurrelbrink, Bob Schwartzmiller, John Stajnrajh, and Josh Seippel were sixth through tenth.

The preliminaries went to Curtis J. Bish and Fielding. There was no B Main.

The Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors went to the post with C.J. Jones on the pole. He grabbed a lead that he would never relinquish. Mike Marano, II ran in the second position through most of the event. However, Cody Bova charged up from the 16th starting position to take it away from him. Joe McEwen logged another top five finish with his experimental GM 602 Crate Engine. Teenage Clay Roney placed fifth.

Evan Kornbau, Eric L. Williams, Devin Litwiler, Andy Feil, and Dan Demyan completed the top ten.

There was a three-car tangle midway through the race, involving Ken Rossey, Andy Feil, and Jimmy Morris, all of whom were fighting for positions in the top ten. Morris was the most disappointed of them, as he was eliminated from the race.

The heat winners were Jones and Demyan. There was no B Main.

Jones expressed his gratitude to several sponsors and supporter, including Joe Demyan of Knuckle Busters; Mark from Economy Trailers, and Bryan Sheidemantle, of Sheidemantle Motors. He also thanked Adrienne and Gary Edwards, and, of course, the Sodeman family.

George Englert did yet another roof flap dance as he sped to the win in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites. Jason Darocha fought off Chris Logan for the second spot. Levi Spinwebber crossed ahead of early leader Aaron Meister. Mark Marcucci, Sr., Doug Jones, Shane Webb, Preston Roach, and Josh Deems were the next drivers to finish the event.

The heat winners were Spinwebber and Darocha. There was no B Main.

Steve Longwell, Jr. passed his father on his way to victory in the Mini Stocks running for Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Trooper Tim Callahan was second. with Caleb Hickok in third. Point leader Mike McConnell was fourth, and the senior Longwell was fifth. Todd Gabriel led Shane Shook, Russ Grossman, Rudy Troples, and Patricia Riffe to the checkers.

The heat wins went to Longwell, Jr., and Callahan. There was no B Main.

The bicycle races were presented by Approved Toilet Rentals and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Tops in the 4 to 6 age bracket was Ricky Tucker. Dalton Gabriel was first in the 7 and 8 year old class, and the senior division, for children 9 through 14, was Jeremy Kornbau. Afterwards, all children participating received milk and received congratulations from the Pennsylvania Dairy Queen. Dalton Gabriel and Alvia Bish won the respective drawings for bicycles presented by the sponsors.

Next week, Mercer Raceway Park will host a two-day program for the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars. The first evening will conclude with a party hosted by the loyal, local 410 Sprint Car drivers. There will be a live band and other festivities. On Sunday morning, breakfast will be sold at the Main Concession stand before the church service. After the service, there will be a pig roast and other fun filled activities, including a dunk tank. Proceeds for the pig roast and dunk tank will go toward the Western Pennsylvania Injured Drivers Relief Fund.

Luxaire Heating & Cooling/McCrudden Heating & Supply 410 Sprint Cars: Andy McKisson, A.J. Flick, Carl Bowser, Eric Williams, Brandon Matus, Michael Bauer, Rod George, Brent Matus, Adam Kekich, Arnie Kent, Dan Kuriger, Scott Priester, Bill Jones, Jr., Brandon Cornelius, Francis Sesco, Dennis Wagner, Gale Ruth, Jr., Charlie Cornelius, Gale Ruth, Sr., Chris Pochiro, George Hobaugh (DNS).

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Kyle FInk, Frank Guidace, Brian Schaffer, Brian Fink, Shawn Fleeger, Matt Reeher, Tom Holden, Rich Whitney, Kyle Martell, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Makayla Guidace, William Schaffer, Don Blaney, Kole Holden, Carl Weatherby, Tommy Kristyak, Lonny Riggs (DNS), Randy Kriegisch (DNS), Clyde Gumpp (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Rusty Moore, Curtis J. Bish, Ryan Moyer, Bobby Heim, Bob McCann, Pat Fielding, William Hurrelbrink, Bob Schwartzmiller, John Stajnrajh, Josh Seippel, Gary Miller, Jr., Garrett Calvert, Curtis Bish.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: C.J. Jones, Cody Bova, Mike Marano, II, Joe McEwen, Clay Riney, Evan Kornbau, Eric L. Williams, Devin Litwiler, Andy Feil, Dan Demyan, Alex Paden, Darren Pifer, Ken Rossey, Harold Braden, Jim Morris, Chad Matthews, Michael Bauer (DNS).

Rock Concrete Modified Lites: George Englert, Jason Darocha, Chris Logan, Levi Spinwebber, Aaron Meister, Mark Marcucci, Sr., Doug Jones, Shane Webb, Preston Roach, Josh Deems, Jacob Bova, Mike Flockerzi.

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Steve Longwell, Jr., Tim Callahan, Caleb Hickok, Mike McConnell, Steve Longwell, Sr., Todd Gabriel, Shane Shook, Russ Grossman, Rudy Troples, Patricia Riffe, Tyler Fulton, Jamie Tasker, Chad Fry, Ed Haylett, Roger Wigton, Pete Blazak (DQ).

 

 

CUMMINS BECOMES THE 7TH MSCS FEATURE WINNER IN 2014 POINTS LEADER WINS THE SUMMER DOUBLER AT BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington, IN - August 15, 2014 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series made a special appearance at the Bloomington Speedway Friday night. Three time series champion and current points leader Kyle Cummins won the 30 lap feature in a program sponsored by the IU Surplus Store. The Princeton, IN, driver earned the top prize of $3,000. Cummins competed with a Spike Chassis Sprint powered by a Cummins Racing Engine and sponsored by Vincennes University, Re/Max Midwest, and Greenwell Auto Body.

Kyle Cummins started in the back half of a 21 car feature field. For 19 laps he was moving up through the field led by Casey Shuman. Cummins then led a couple of laps only to run out of space in lapped traffic and drop back to fifth. Shuman was still in the battle until a right rear tire went down with 22 laps completed and the yellow displayed. Brent Beauchamp inherited the point at the restart with Brady Short running second. Two laps later Cummins moved by Short and he began to close in on Beauchamp. As the white flag signaled one lap to go, Cummins set up for a slide job. The effort was completed near the top of turn two but not without some contact. Cummins was clear and Beauchamp continued on to finish second. Short finished third. Shane Cottle, Robert Ballou, and Dave Darland ran fourth, fifth, and sixth.

Kyle Cummins also took the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race by moving up from a twelfth place starting position to win. Rookie Aaron Farney also moved up 11 spots to finish seventh. The driver with the highest finish ranks as the hard charger in event there is a tie in positions gained. Daron Clayton, Ethan Barrow, and Chris Babcock rounded out the top ten. Brandon Mattox received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award with his eleventh place finish.

It was an unpredictable and exciting feature. Repeated caution periods interfered with drivers being able to get a clean start. Robert Ballou and Daron Clayton were just two of 7 or 8 drivers that found themselves relocated at the back of the field at the outset. Ballou visited the work area after his car turned over in a second incident but was able to restart and finish in the top five. By lap six only 17 cars were left running, but running hard!

The four heat races were captured by drivers Casey Shuman, Shane Cottle, Brady Short, and Brent Beauchamp. Shuman earned the most passing points! These events were not without incidents. Donny Brackett won the twelve car, twelve lap B Main. Chris Babcock picked up the final transfer to the feature after starting ninth. He had been forced out of competition in his heat with a cut tire.

After a weekend off the MSCS Sprint Cars will be running on two consecutive nights over the Labor Day Weekend. On Saturday August 30th the series will be at the Brownstown, IN, Speedway. Then on Sunday night the series will return to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN.

Provided as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

RACE SUMMARY:

SUMMER DOUBLER Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, IN August 15, 2014

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (28 Entries)

First Heat - 21k Casey Shuman, 41 Dave Darland, 98 Brandon Morin, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 1c Kent Christian, 71x Bub Cummings, 15j Nick Johnson

Second Heat - 2E Shane Cottle, 56f Jared Fox, 15 Ethan Barrow, 7F Ethan Fleetwood, 4c Daylan Chambers, 18 Kevin Chambers, 35x Chris Babcock

Third Heat - 11p Brady Short, 5kx Kent Schmidt, 12 Robert Ballou, 3c Kyle Cummins, 11 James Lyerla, 44e Eric Edwards, 71B Braxton Cummings

Fourth Heat - 34 Brent Beauchamp, 28 Brandon Mattox, 27 Chad Boespflug, 92 Daron Clayton, 15f Aaron Farney, 4B Donny Brackett, 75 Lee Dakus

B Main - 4B Donny Brackett, 15f Aaron Farney 7F Ethan Fleetwood, 35x Chris Babcock, 44e Eric Edwards, 15j Nick Johnson, 71B Braxton Cummings, 75 Lee Dakus, 4c Daylan Chambers, 18 Kevin Chambers, 1c Kent Christian, 71x Bub Cummings

Feature (30 Laps) - 3c Kyle Cummins, 34 Brent Beauchamp, 11p Brady Short, 2e Shane Cottle, 12 Robert Ballou, 41 Dave Darland, 15f Aaron Farney, 92 Daron Clayton, 15 Ethan Barrow, 35x Chris Babcock, 28 Brandon Mattox, 11 James Lyerla, 56f Jared Fox, 98 Brandon Morin, 4c Daylan Chambers, 21k Casey Shuman, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 27 Chad Boespflug, 5kx Kent Schmidt, 4B Donny Brackett, 7F Ethan Fleetwood

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: NAIDA, WESTBROOK, DINNING, BAZUIN, & NICHOLLS TAKE WINS ON INSTA-INSULATION "ART HILL MEMORIAL" NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (August 15, 2014) – 128 drivers signed in to race on Insta-Insulation "Art Hill Memorial" night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Dain Naida, Dylan Westbrook, Ryan Dinning, Mark Bazuin, and Clinton Nicholls visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA INSTA-INSULATION "ART HILL MEMORIAL" NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 128

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (21 entries)

The 5th Ohsweken Speedway feature win of Dain Naida's career came in dramatic fashion. Naida traded the lead several times with young upstart Dane Lorenc, then held off a last-corner charge from Glenn Styres to win by just 0.095 seconds. The first 18 laps were completed under green flag conditions before Dave Dykstra's stopped car brought out the race's only caution flag and set up a 2 lap dash to the finish. Styres restarted 3rd behind Naida and Lorenc, and quickly moved into 2nd, but Naida staved off Styres' slide job in turn 4 and took the win. Styres settled for 2nd, followed by Lorenc, 13th starter Jim Huppunen, and Keith Dempster. Styres added to his championship points lead, and is now ahead of Mitch Brown by 42.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 77 Dain Naida (4) 2. 0 Glenn Styres (5) 3. 00 Dane Lorenc (3) 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (13) 5. 5 Keith Dempster (2) 6. 10 Mitch Brown (7) 7. 10j Jeremy Hughes (15) 8. 49Todd Hoddick (8) 9. 11 Jamie Turner (17) 10. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (10) 11. 94 Stan Zanchin (6) 12. 5c Conor Mahoney (19) 13. 71s Shawn Sliter (16) 14. 43 Scott Sherk (14) DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (9) 16. 6 Curtis Gartly (12) 17. 15 Mike Ferrell (11) DNF. 3r Shane Ross (20) DNS. 30 Adam West (1) DNS. 5x Shane Butler (18) DNS. 19 Cory Turner (21) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dane Lorenc (1-10, 12), Dain Naida (11, 13-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 3. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 4. 30 Adam West (Ridgetown), 5. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne), 7. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown). Time - 1:50.689

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 2. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 3. 15 Mike Ferrell (London), 4. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 5. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford), 6. 5x Shane Butler (St. Thomas), DNF. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford). No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 3. 00 Dane Lorenc (Lancaster, NY), 4. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne), 5. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), DNS. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre). Time - 1:51.302

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 5 Keith Dempster (Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

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

A grinding crash in the first turn on the first lap took Ed Green, Mark Czuba, and Aaron Turkey out of the race, while Jake Brown dropped out of the race at the same time with mechanical problems. All 3 drivers involved in the crash were able to exit their heavily-damaged cars uninjured. Kyle Durnin led the first lap when the race restarted, but Dylan Westbrook took over on lap 2 and went on to take the win, and set a new 15 lap track record in the process. Durnin settled for the runner-up spot, while Ryan Hunsinger drove from 11th to 3rd, Mike Thorne finished 4th, and Tyler Hendricks rounded out the top 5. Jake Brown also set a new 6 lap track record on his way to a heat race win. Turkey's troubles hurt his championship chances, as Hunsinger now leads the standings by 45 points.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4) 2. 43k Kyle Durnin (5) 3. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (11) 4. 55 Mike Thorne (3) 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (6) 6. 18 Josh Shantz (2) 7. 12 Brad Herron (7) DNF. 18x Davey Boughton (1) DNF. 1-10 Jake Brown (8) DNF. 54 Ed Green (9) DNF. 00 Mark Czuba (10) DNF. 68 Aaron Turkey (12) Time - 3:51.710 NEW TRACK RECORD A-Feature Lap Leaders - Kyle Durnin (1), Dylan Westbrook (2-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 3. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 4. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 6. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle). Time - 1:32.822

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 4. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 5. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 6. 54 Ed Green (). Time - 1:30.778 NEW TRACK RECORD

 

 

Two-time Ocean Sprints champ Tommy Tarlton holds off all challengers to lead flag-to-flag on Friday night & secure a starting birth in the 54th Johnny Key Classic next weekend at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – August 15, 2014…Tommy Tarlton is always one of the favorites when he signs in at the back gate of the Ocean Speedway, but hasn’t ran a full season at the track in 2014 and going into Friday had yet to pick up a win in his four starts with the Ocean Sprints.

If there was ever a night to change that the two-time Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champion certainly did it last night, by scoring an impressive victory, in what was the final Qualifying Race for the 54th Johnny Key Classic. The Easton, CA driver joins Mason Moore, Bud Kaeding and Greg Decaires as drivers to lock into the Key based on wins in the four Qualifying Races. Tarlton has won the Key twice in his career, the first in 2009 and the second in 2012.

The veteran driver started from the pole in the main event on Friday and other than some pressure from current Ocean Sprints point leader Shane Golobic the first few laps, had his way out front for the duration of the 30-lapper. The victory came aboard the always potent Paul Baines wrenched Elite Landscape Construction/ Tarlton & Son Inc. No. 21 Sprinter out of a solid 29-car field on hand.

“This is a big win for us tonight and I couldn’t be happier to be locked into the Key next weekend,” said an emotional Tarlton on the front stretch. “This is my first win since my wife had her stroke in April and I love her with all my heart and am glad she’s here to enjoy it with me. I want to thank Paul Baines and my whole team that’s behind me. My dad and all of our sponsors that make this possible. We had a great car tonight; hopefully we can come back next Saturday and win another Johnny Key Classic.”

A number of yellows in the feature slowed the pace of things at times, but Tarlton was picture perfect on every double file restart that he had to deal with. Despite not much of a battle for the lead, the racing for second on back was entertaining once again, with slide jobs and side-by-side action prevalent throughout the field. A multitude of position changes were seen among the top-10, with restarts and a racy surface making for some interesting & intense moments.

Hanford’s DJ Netto fought his way forward while making some great moves in the feature to score second at the finish, after dicing it up with Watsonville’s Justin Sanders and Lemoore’s Carson Macedo for much of the final laps. For Netto it was his best finish of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo season aboard the Netto Agriculture/ Penny Newman Grain No. 88n machine. The 18-year-old led laps at the Key last season and will look to come back for more next weekend.

“We were definitely better on the longer green flag runs so I hated to see those cautions,” Netto commented. “If we could have stayed green I thought I may have had a shot with Tommy in traffic, but he was really fast tonight so I want to congratulate him. The way the last few weeks have gone I’ll take a second tonight though and it gives us some momentum going into the Johnny Key Classic next weekend.”

Sander’s was very fast towards the later stages of the race and brought home his second consecutive podium finish with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. The wheel-man of the North County Plastering/ Landcaster Locksmith No. 17 mount was exciting to watch as always. Sander’s goes into next week sitting second in the Civil War Series points and fourth in the Ocean Sprints standings.

“I felt like we had the fastest car there late in the race, so I wished we could have had more laps like we’ll get next week,” said Sanders, who ran second on July 25 with the Ocean Sprints. “The track these past handful of weeks has just been awesome to race on and that’s made it a lot of fun. Hopefully we can have the same at the Johnny Key Classic and be able to put on a great show for the fans next Saturday.”

Macedo crossed the line in fourth to earn yet another top-five finish in the WFO Apparel No. 21x machine. The 18-year-old has finished outside of the top-five just once through the first 10 events of the Ocean Sprints season. Current point leader Shane Golobic of Fremont rounded out the top-five aboard the Keith Day Trucking No. 22 Sprinter. The now 23-year-old driver locks himself into the Johnny Key Classic, by way of being the point with both the Ocean Sprints & the Civil War Series.

Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi had a strong run charging from 17th to sixth in the feature. Ocean Sprints winner earlier this season Steven Tiner of Visalia spent time racing with Golobic for second in the feature early on and came home seventh at the finish. Stockton’s Brad Furr was eighth in the rundown, while Laton’s Heath Duinkerken earned the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award coming from 21st to ninth. Hanford’s Collin Markle rounded out the top-10.

Capturing the 12-lap Last Chance Qualifier was Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox. Picking off eight-lap heat race victories were Steven Tiner, DJ Netto, Justin Sanders and Brad Furr. Birthday boy Shane Golobic blistered the quarter-mile in 11.424 to earn the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award in the 29-car field. Full results will be available at www.oceanspeedway.com

A-main finish: 1. 21 Tommy Tarlton, 2. 88n DJ Netto, 3. 17 Justin Sanders, 4. 21x Carson Macedo, 5. 22 Shane Golobic, 6. 41 Dominic Scelzi, 7. 94 Steven Tiner, 8. 2 Brad Furr, 9. 79 Heath Duinkerken, 10. 5 Collin Markle, 11. 25z Jason Chisum, 12. 9s Landon Hurst, 13. 88 Koen Shaw, 14. 58 Jerry Bonnema, 15. 3c Jonathan Allard, 16. 31c Justyn Cox, 17. 83sa Jamie Duff, 18. 9j Dustin Golobic, 19. 72w Kurt Nelson, 20. 37 Mitchell Faccinto, 21. 10 Anthony Simone, 22. 92 Kyler Shaw

Ocean Speedway and Taco Bravo will be hosting a Johnny Key Classic Pre-Party at the Taco Bravo location 1950 South Bascom Avenue in Campbell, CA from 5pm to 8:30pm on Friday August 22. All pre-qualified cars and other teams are welcome to come and display their race cars at the event. Help us sell 3000 Taco’s!

Please note an earlier start time is also scheduled for next Saturday August 23rd’s Ocean Sprints vs Civil War Series Johnny Key Classic presented by Al’s Roofing Supply, with the front grandstand gate opening up at 3:30pm. The pit board meeting will be held at 3:45pm with track packing at 4pm and qualifying & racing to follow. This is the same time frame used during all Saturday shows at the Ocean Speedway.

The 50-lap feature pays $7500-to-win, the runner up will receive $3500 and third place will pay $2000. The main event will be a guaranteed $400-to-start, making it the most lucrative Ocean Sprints & Civil War Series race of the season.

There is also a total of $600 up for grabs in the dash at the Key Classic, as well as $300 for the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time & $300 for the High Five Pizza Hard Charger. The dash is being sponsored by Thedy Auto Repair in San Jose & Thirty Five Industries in San Jose. Williams Roofing is also sponsoring the lucky number pill draw, where a fan will choose a pill & if the driver starting in that position wins the race, the fan will earn some money and the driver will also receive a bonus.

Lap money is also available for $50 a lap. If interested please email pj@petersenmediainc.com

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, ND

(Grand Forks, ND, 08/15/2014) Daryn Pittman scores yet another victory in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, points season, driving the Kasey Kahne Racing #9 - 410 Sprint at River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, ND.

This is Pittman's twelfth win in this 2014 season and he drove a dominant run around this high banked three- tenths of a mile, dirt/clay mixed oval. Pittman drove an error free race and had a dominate run, truly earning the $10,000. winner's purse.

"We had a good car all night. Hat's off to my crew. I'm only as good as the car they give me. It was a lot of fun tonight. The track was awfully good. As for the points season, Donny has widen his points lead so much, that our focus is just to win races. It's a lot less stressful. We have a great team. Thanks go out to all who make this possible, Kasey Kahne Racing, all of our team, our Sponsors and all the fans who come out." said Pittman of Owasso, OK.

Pittman took the lead on the opening lap, having timed in a 10.341 second lap in qualifying, scored in second place in the fourth Heat Race and won the Dash.

Donny Schatz crossed the start finish line in second. Schatz qualified 9th quick, turning a 10.378 second qualifying lap, took third in the first Heat Race and had started the "A" Main in ninth.

"We had a very good race car. Racing is my job. While racing in traffic, we had a chance to win, with out the traffic we didn't. Racing from a ninth place start to second place, is a respectful finish. We want to win. We did the best we could but we missed winning by one position." said Schatz of Fargo, ND. Schatz also raced Late Models, here at River Cities Speedway, tonight and scored a third place finish in that division.

My hat is off to River Cities Speedway and SLS Promotions, for this great track tonight. Racing is a team effort and we are currently in seventh, in the points race. Our goal is to finish in the top five. We keep working hard to move up, At half-way, this season, our stats are better than any year I've driven the Kasey Kahne Racing #4 sprint. I just can't thank everyone enough, Kasey Kahne Racing, all of our crew, Sponsors and all the fans that turn out at our races." said Darrah of Red Lion, PA.

Fourth place went to Kraig Kinser of Bloomington, IN. K. Kinser started this night's run in eighth and made short work racing into second place with just seven laps scored. K. Kinser raced right behind Pittman, looking to pretty much have second place at the line. Racing the final three laps of this forty lap feature, Schatz was able to over take K. Kinser for second. Then on the final lap of the race, Darrah in his last ditch effort, took over third and K. Kinser finished fourth.

:I just made a mistake. I ran the bottom and it was pretty good. I went in hard and Darrah went to the top. It's just the way that it was. I can't complain. I had worried we would get behind, I just didn't expect it there at the end. We had such a good run going. My team did a good job for me. I moved forward and it was good." said K. Kinser.

Thirty-six teams turned out for this WoO Sprint Car Series event with twenty-four of the teams making it to the "A" Main.

Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, clocked in a 10.134 second lap for fast time in qualifying. I believe that this may be Saldana's twentieth or more, to have set fast time in qualifying this season.

I agree that River Cities Speedway and SLS Promotions did a great job here. This is a great facility. The drivers said that the track was absolutely great, in spite of the early cautions and red flags that flew out. Fortunately there weren't any injuries reported.

Fith place in the "A" Feature was collected by Paul McMahan, followed by Mark Dobmeier, Joey Saldana, Ian Madsen, Steve Kinser, David Gravel, Dusty Zomer, Logan Schuchart, Kerry Madsen, Austin Pierce, Jason Sides, Casey Mack, Austen Wheatley, Chris Shirek, Thomas Kennedy, Greg Nikitenko, Wade Nygaard, Dave Glennon, Brad Sweet.

Logan Schuchart, racing his "Rookie" year with the WoO Sprint Car Series, had a stellar run tonight, clocked in a 10.496, for eleventh fast out of the thirty-six drivers who qualified, finished third in the Heat Race, Second in the Dash and scored in twelfth in the "A"Main Event. Congratulations Schuchart for your great run tonight.

The "B" Main, Dash and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: (PLEASE NOTE: All times, finishes, etc., are unofficial.

" B" Main: Shirek, Kennedy, Jordan Adams, Glennon, Jacob Allen, Nick Omdahl, Ryan Wilson, Jordan Graham, Bob Martin, Trent Stengl, Jade Hastings, Mitch Mack, Shane Roemeling, Alex Larson, Kyle Fedyk.

DASH: Pittman, Schuchart, Gravel, Sweet, Darrah, Saldana, Zomer, K, Kinser.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Darrah, Saldana, Schatz, Sides, Nygaard, Shirek, Allen, Larson.

Heat #2: Gravel, Zomer, S. Kinser, I. Madsen, Pierce, Adams, Graham, Martin, Stengl.

Heat #3: Schuchart, Sweet, McMahan, Nygaard, Wheatley, Glennon, Omdahl, Hastings, M. Mack.

Heat #4: K. Kinser, Pittman, C. Mack, Dobmeier, K. Madsen, Kennedy, Wilson, Roemeling.

 

 

Anderson, Sherman, Stewart are 2014 Limaland Champions Stewart also takes NRA Sprint Invaders Title

(8/15/14) - Limaland Motorsports Park concluded its 17th season under the ownership and operation of the University of Northwestern Ohio by crowning track champions in all three racing divisions and the touring K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. Ideal weather conditions greeted another huge crowd at the pristine facility on Dutch Hollow Rd and the racing action did not disappoint.

The evening’s features began with the 25-lap K & L Ready Mix NRA season final. Pole starter Hud Horton led the 20-car field to green and proceeded to set the pace through the first half of the feature. Horton chose the cushion to make his way around with Dustin Stroup and point’s leader J.R. Stewart in tow. Also Jared Horstman was making an impressive charge through the field from his outside row six starting position.

At the event midpoint, Stroup produced a superb inside pass of Horton heading down the backstretch and took over race leadership. It was a lead he would not surrender, although Horstman continued to push towards the front. Stroup, of Fremont, held on for a first ever triumph at the track with Horstman and visiting Michigan veteran Dustin Daggett rounding out the podium finishers.

J.R. Stewart recorded an eighth place result that handed him a fifth track championship and the NRA title. “This is a great feeling,” said the normally reserved Stewart. “I can’t thank (car owner) Ron Hammons enough. My crew busts their tails so I can go out here and be successful. I drove conservative to win a championship tonight, but Dustin (Stroup) was really impressive.”

A twenty-car field of Reineke modifieds took to the track and with returning Indiana ace Randy Lines and Jeff Babcock starting up front, long time observers thought it may be a battle primarily among those two. Point’s leader Todd Sherman opened from the third row and was expected to choose a safe driving strategy to protect his numerical advantage and lock down the championship.

Lines, of Marion, Indiana, ran his usual up-against-the wall style with Babcock doing all he could to rattle the leader and possibly slip around for the lead. He was unable to do so as Lines survived a series of late race cautions to capture his second feature win in two attempts at the track this season. Afterward Lines said, “keeping the right amount of heat in the tires was important as I knew (Jeff) Babcock was right on my tail and I just held him off.”

Sherman posted a solid fourth place result and sealed the 2014 Modified championship, the record sixth of his career. “Childhood dreams are made of this for me,” said the humble Hoosier Sherman. “I pretended to be a race car driver as a kid and now I am one. I didn’t really race in this one as I was just cruising around to finish and win a championship.”

Veteran Terry Hull, a three-time former champion, was making his final start at the track where he had won 34 features over the year. Hull finished fifth and spoke to the appreciative crowd. “This is bittersweet as Limaland has been home for me,” he declared. “Everyone here has treated me well here over the years and I just hope I’ve earned a little respect from them.”

The Budweiser Thunderstocks 15-lap main was again dominated by the front row starters. Shawn Valenti and four-time season winner Jeff Koz swapped the lead during the race a with Valenti leading the opening circuit while Koz took over the point on laps two and three. Valenti returned the favor with an inside pass and nearly checked out on the field before a caution period at lap ten brought the two leaders together again.

Point’s leader Tony Anderson was performing solidly but never threatened to claim the front. He wound up finishing fourth behind the dominant winner Valenti, Tim Cole and Jeff Koz. “To be able to come out here and put these last two weeks together shows what kind of a team we have,” said Valenti, a 17-time winner at the track. “There was a nice cushion and I simply went up there and set sail.”

Anderson did claim a record ninth track championship and reflected on it following the race. “This one was hard earned after our early season struggles. After Lima missed a few weeks early (rainouts), we took this thing to some other tracks and got it dialed in. We’ve been real fast until we broke a few weeks ago and haven’t been the same since. At this point all that matters is we won the championship!”

The night of racing also saw the 16th edition of the King of Quarter Mile ten-lap contests. They matched all feature winners throughout the season for a total of $6,000 in additional prize money.

Randy Lines of Marion, Indiana, a perfect two for two in features at the track this season, also won the $2,000 Modified King race.

Max Stambaugh of Elida, who won a pair of features at the track during the season, finished runner-up in both the track sprint car and NRA point’s standings. Stambaugh, to the delight of his hometown crowd, outlasted veteran Randy Hannagan in a thrilling four lap dash to the finish to win the $3,000 Sprints King crown.

Shawn Valenti of Fostoria added to his feature win from earlier in the evening to take the $1,000 Thunderstocks King race.

The 2014 racing season wraps up in it’s entirety with the Limaland Motorsports Park Awards Banquet on October 18 at the UNOH Event Center.

All the latest news and information about America’s premier quarter-mile dirt track, can be found at www.limaland.com. You can also find 2014 Limaland Motorsports Park on Facebook and Twitter.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 8/15/2014

NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart; 3. 23-Devon Dobie; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer; 5. 6M-Max Stambaugh; 6. B20-Butch Schroeder; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 12J-Tyler Moore; 2. 12R-Nick Roberts; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts; 5. W20-Greg Wilson; 6. 49T-Gregg Dalman; 7. 15-Brandon Ferguson

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 28H-Hud Horton; 2. 35-Ron Blair; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett; 4. 17-Jared Horstman; 5. 11-Tim Allison; 6. 87-Paul Dues

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[3]; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[12]; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett[9]; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan[8]; 5. 28H-Hud Horton[1]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[14]; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer[10]; 8. 6S-Jr Stewart[4]; 9. 35-Ron Blair[6]; 10. 12R-Nick Roberts[5]; 11. B20-Butch Schroeder[16]; 12. 6M-Max Stambaugh[13]; 13. 11-Tim Allison[15]; 14. 8J-Jess Stiger[19]; 15. 15-Brandon Ferguson[20]; 16. 22R-Kevin Roberts[11]; 17. 87-Paul Dues[18]; 18. 49T-Gregg Dalman[17]; 19. 12J-Tyler Moore[2]; 20. 23-Devon Dobie[7]

King of the Quarter Mile (10 Laps) 1. Max Stambaugh 2. Randy Hannagan 3. Greg Wilson 4. J.R. Stewart 5. Dustin Stroup 6. Shawn Dancer

Reineke Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 19-Ryan Ordway; 2. 65-Todd Sherman; 3. 5X-Jerry Bowersock; 4. 54-Matt Westfall; 5. O1-Anthony Flannery; 6. 22T-Tony Anderson; 7. 71-Joel Ortberg; 8. 17T-Michael Tarlton; 9. 65X-Brennan Sherman

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 40-Terry Hull; 2. 23J-Jeff Koz; 3. 11H-Mike Hohlbein; 4. 4T-Terry Elliott; 5. 12-Tom Jacobs; 6. 15G-Jacob Ganber; 7. 31-Ed Minnich; 8. O5-Dean Taylor; 9. OO-Kyle Peterson

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 7B-Jeff Babcock; 2. 6M-Tony Elliott; 3. L5-Casey Luedeke; 4. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 5. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 6. 4J-Josh Elliott; 7. 63-Troy Stewart; 8. 96-Pat Wormcastle

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 18-Randy Lines; 2. 4-Jason Kinney; 3. 34X-Brandon Vaughan; 4. 10-Scott Bowersock; 5. 2B-Daryl Banks; 6. 89M-Tyler Fitzpatrick; 7. 8R-Jesse Rush; 8. O7-Damen Beck

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 Transfer) 1. O1-Anthony Flannery; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 17T-Michael Tarlton; 4. 71-Joel Ortberg; 5. 15G-Jacob Ganber; 6. OO-Kyle Peterson; 7. 12-Tom Jacobs; 8. 31-Ed Minnich; 9. O5-Dean Taylor; 10. 65X-Brennan Sherman

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 Transfer) 1. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 2. 2B-Daryl Banks; 3. 8R-Jesse Rush; 4. 89M-Tyler Fitzpatrick; 5. 96-Pat Wormcastle; 6. 63-Troy Stewart; 7. 4J-Josh Elliott; 8. O7-Damen Beck

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 18-Randy Lines[1]; 2. 7B-Jeff Babcock[2]; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[13]; 4. 65-Todd Sherman[5]; 5. 40-Terry Hull[3]; 6. 4-Jason Kinney[8]; 7. 22T-Tony Anderson[19]; 8. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[12]; 9. 23J-Jeff Koz[6]; 10. L5-Casey Luedeke[11]; 11. 10-Scott Bowersock[16]; 12. 2B-Daryl Banks[20]; 13. O1-Anthony Flannery[17]; 14. 4T-Terry Elliott[14]; 15. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[15]; 16. 6M-Tony Elliott[7]; 17. 3W-Dylan Woodling[18]; 18. 19-Ryan Ordway[4]; 19. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[10]; 20. 5X-Jerry Bowersock[9]

King of the Quarter Mile (10 Laps) 1. Randy Lines 2. Jeff Babcock 3. Matt Westfall 4. Terry Hull 5. Todd Sherman 6. Jerry Bowersock

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 48-Tim Cole; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti; 3. 7C-Jordon Conover; 4. OO-Mike Learman; 5. 1W-Mark Wooten; 6. 89-Keith Shockency; 7. 26-Justin Long; 8. 9-Dave Keysor

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 1-Andy Galgoci; 2. 27-Frank Paladino; 3. 71R-Keith Ralston; 4. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 5. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.; 6. 77-Dan Wooten; 7. 71C-Barney Craig

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 16-Jeff Koz; 2. 25-Nick Bowers; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson; 4. O1-Charlie Sanborn; 5. 23-Chad Barr; 6. 19-Bill Reimund; 7. 327-Jeremy Garrettson

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1]; 2. 48-Tim Cole[4]; 3. 16-Jeff Koz[2]; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson[9]; 5. 7C-Jordon Conover[7]; 6. 71R-Keith Ralston[8]; 7. 27-Frank Paladino[5]; 8. 1-Andy Galgoci[3]; 9. 25-Nick Bowers[6]; 10. OO-Mike Learman[10]; 11. O1-Charlie Sanborn[12]; 12. 23-Chad Barr[15]; 13. 89-Keith Shockency[16]; 14. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.[14]; 15. 9-Dave Keysor[22]; 16. 327-Jeremy Garrettson[21]; 17. 1W-Mark Wooten[13]; 18. 26-Justin Long[19]; 19. 19-Bill Reimund[18]; 20. 71C-Barney Craig[20]; 21. 17J-Jarrod Klay[11]

King of the Quarter Mile (10 laps) 1. Shawn Valenti 2. Tim Cole 3. Tony Anderson 4. Frank Paladino 5. Jeff Koz 6. Jordon Conover

 

 

Martin Works His Magic at Wichita!

Lonnie Wheatley, WICHITA, Kansas (August 15, 2014) – It had been much too long for his taste. But Yuma, Arizona native Mike Martin finally broke back into victory lane by wiring the field in Friday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” main event atop the 3/8-mile 81 Speedway.

It wasn’t’ all that easy though, as the “The Magic Man” had to fight for it all the way in the PPM No. 16 Maxim, fending off early challenges from Thursday night Freedom Tour winner Brady Bacon before sealing the $2,500 winner’s deal ahead of Harli White, who rallied from 13th, with USAC Southwest Sprint Car points leader R.J. Johnson rounding out the podium in third.

“It’s been too long, it just feels good to win again and especially out on the road in front of so many great fans, it just makes it fun to race out here,” Martin commented in victory lane.

Martin originally started the feature from the second row inside, but moved to the pole when pole starter Forrest Sutherland looped it in the opening corner.

With Bacon moving up from seventh to fifth accordingly, the Broken Arrow, OK, shoe was on Martin’s tail within a couple of laps of the green flag flying, with Martin, Bacon and 2013 Freedom Tour winner at 81 Speedway Rick Ziehl all working the lower portion of the track in the battle for the lead.

That trio didn’t have it to themselves though in the early going though. After slipping back from his front row outside starting position, Joe Wood, Jr., worked the top side of the track to rejoin the mix for lead after Colby Copeland’s nasty ride off the turn one banking after five laps, only to slide too high off of turn four soon after while challenging Bacon for second.

Another violent ride by Zach Chappell off the turn one banking slowed the proceeding after 14 laps, with the Talala, OK, racer walking away apparently unscathed

From there, Martin maintained command as Harli White worked past Bacon and Ziehl over the final half of the race to take runner-up honors. Current USAC Southwest Sprint Cars point leader R.J. Johnson made a late advance to fourth with Bacon rounding out the top five.

Josh Pelkey crossed the stripe sixth, with Charles Davis, Jr., Jeremy Campell, Don Droud, Jr., and Tye Mihocko completing the top ten.

Ziehl, Sutherland and Hodges topped heat race action for the 24-car field with Davis, Jr., winning the “B” Main.

The Second Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” wraps up Saturday night at Dodge City Raceway Park.

The Vitals:

Series: USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Freedom Tour Round Three

Track: 81 Speedway (Wichita, KS)

Car Count: 24

Heat Races (10 Laps – Top 16 in Passing Points to “A” Main):

Heat 1: 1. 41w-Rick Ziehl (2), 2. 12-Josh Pelkey (1), 3. 99-Brady Bacon (5), 4. 17w-Harli White (4), 5. 11c-Michael Curtis (4), 6. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. (6), 7. 20-Shon Deskins (7), 8. 11w-Wyatt Burks (8).

Heat 2: 1. 85-Forrest Sutherland (1), 2. 16-Mike Martin (4), 3. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (6), 4. 77m-R.J. Johnson (7), 5. 5-Tye Mihocko (2), 6. 74-Colby Copeland (3), 7. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (5), 8. 2j-Zach Blurton (8).

Heat 3: 1. 74x-Josh Hodges (3), 2. 7-Shannon McQueen (8), 3. 09-Josh Stephens (2), 4. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (4), 5. 04-Brad Graham (7), 6. 95-Gavin Stout (1), 7. 50z-Zach Chappell (5), 8. 22-Koby Barksdale (6).

B Main (12 Laps – Top 4 Advance):

B Main: 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (4), 2. 74-Colby Copeland (1), 3. 11w-Wyatt Burks (6), 4. 50z-Zach Chappell (5), 5. 2j-Zach Blurton (7), 6. 5x-Koby Barksdale (8), 7. 95-Gavin Stout (3), 8. 20-Shon Deskins (2).

A Main (30 Laps):

A Main: 1. 16-Mike Martin (3), 2. 17w-Harli White (13), 3. 77m-R.J. Johnson (8), 4. 41w-Rick Ziehl (4), 5. 99-Brady Bacon (7), 6. 12-Josh Pelkey (9), 7. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (17), 8. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (12), 9. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. (16), 10. 5-Tye Mihocko (15), 11. 74x-Josh Hodges (5), 12. 11c-Michael Curtis (14), 13. 7-Shannon McQueen (6), 14. 09-Josh Stephens (10), 15. 11w-Wyatt Burks (19), 16. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (2), 17. 04-Brad Graham (11), 18. 50z-Zach Chappell (20), 19. 74-Colby Copeland (18), 20. 85-Forrest Sutherland (1).

Lap Leaders: Mike Martin 1-30.

 

 

Silver Dollar Speedway

Forsberg Triumphs at Chico Again
By: Troy Hennig

CHICO, CA – August 15, 2014...Eighth place starting Andy Forsberg passed Jason Statler on lap 17 to win the non-stop, 25-lap sprint car main event Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. It was his second 410-winged sprint car win in a row at Chico. “We didn’t start off the year too strong but I think we have hit on something as of late,” said Forsberg. The team is hitting their stride just in time as the Gold Cup is just around the corner. “What a race track tonight. Anytime you can start eighth and pass this group of caliber race cars is a testament to the track and my team,” said Forsberg. Over 60 cars lined the pit area during Tri Counties Bank point race #14. The night’s race was presented by Riebes Auto Parts. It was great to see the grandstands full of fans and lots of kids because of the night’s annual bike races.
Grass Valley driver Jason Statler led the first 17 laps but ended up in the second spot. His family was still a big winner tonight as his boys Craig and Cody each won their bike races. If that wasn’t cool enough, they also held the wining raffle ticket number to one of the new BMX bikes. It is probably safe to say that this was a great night for the family to remember. Fifth place starting Sean Becker passed Mason Moore in lap 18 to secure a third place finish. Moore held on for fourth. Andy Gregg started fifth and finished in the fifth spot. Earlier in the night we had a chance to interview Gregg on the front stretch to recognize his Knoxville Nationals accomplishment by winning the Rookie of the Year award. Keith Bloom charged from the 13th starting spot to finish sixth.
Mike Monahan and Andy Gregg each won their respective heat races. BJ Martin earned the Tyler Wolf fast time award by turning the fastest lap of the night at 12.465.
Congratulations are in order for Scot Gannett who not only won the 25-lap economy winged sprint car main event but also earned enough points to win the Tri Counties Bank point championship. Gannett and Jason Standley had a friendly battle all season long. Tonight it came down to the final main event. While Gannett went on to win the race and the championship, Standley gave it all he could but ended up spinning out on the last lap. Once Standley spun it all but ended his chances of a championship. Gannett was humble in victory lane as he thanked Standley for being a good friend all year. He thanked Ron Wyman, David Smalley and Dennis Gage for keeping this division going. Kyle Bakkie returned after a long hiatus and ran second. The before mentioned Wyman finished in the third spot. Shawna Overton bounced back from an earlier spin to finish in the fourth spot. Keith Mikaelson made his first start at Chico a good one by coming home in the fifth position. Bakkie won the lone heat race of the night.
The hobby stock main event was filled with close racing and a championship battle that came down to the last lap. Brian Compton won the main event, his fourth of the year, however, Jesse Skidmore finished second. By doing so, Skidmore secured the track championship by just one point. At one point Skidmore was running in the third spot. Yet, a late race restart allowed Skidmore the chance to move around Clinton Earl and grab the title. It doesn’t get any closer than that. Compton gave congratulations to Skidmore while doing his victory lane interview. “I knew I had to win every race I was in tonight and I did my job,” said Compton. “Just needed Jesse to have an off night and he didn’t.” Skidmore thanked his crew and was very happy to win the track title. “It was a great year and I look forward to coming back next year and trying it again.” David Cooper tried to play spoiler late in the race but ended up third. He had a solid car all night. Kyle Allen was consistent all season and came home in the fourth spot. Shannon Collins rounded out the top five. Both Compton and Cooper were winners in each of their heat races.
The Limited Late Model main event was amazing. The 20 lap main event went non-stop and showcased the driving talents of the guys in this division. Defending dirt modified champion Duane Cleveland drove a technically challenging track and got the popular win. He held off a charging Ryan McDaniel during the last ten laps. Those two put on a show for the fans. They both should be commended for an outstanding ace. Joining in the fun was former champion Matt Micheli. At one point Micheli got around McDaniel, only to see McDaniel back around him for second. The fourth car in the chase was Jeff Olschowka. The final four laps were as good as it gets around Chico. Cleveland said in victory lane how fun it was to drive on that challenging track. Cleveland won the second heat race to give him a clean sweep of the night. Micheli scored the win for heat race number one. Limited Late Models return for one final race next Friday.
Sometimes in life you have to save the best for last. Even though the other main events were wonderful, nothing topped the finish of the 15-lap street stock main event. Going into the white flag lap Jake Vantol had the lead. Yet, directly ahead of him were two slower cars who were racing for positon. Right on Vantol’s heal was Chris Warner. Going into turn one the unthinkable happened as the two leaders split the lapped cars and they went four wide. It was a moment of beauty. As the four cars raced out of turn two, Warner had gained the advantage and took the lead. Vantol was valiant in his effort to try and pass him back going through the final turn. In the end it was Warner winning the race as about 20 of his closest friends were high fiving each other and up on their feet rooting on Warner as he crossed the line. It was a special moment. Vantol finished second but should feel some consolation as he did nothing wrong just ended up one spot short. Mitch Machado debuted a new car tonight and was competitive but didn’t get to victory lane as he usually does. Phil Marino spun out early in the event and did a great job to come back and finish fourth. Mike Slightom had another solid run and finished fifth. Machado and Warner each won their heat races. Street stocks return next Friday. For a complete run down of tonight’s races, including starting spots, please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

 

There’s No Place like Home for Bacon!

Lonnie Wheatley, SAPULPA, Okla. (August 14, 2014) – Brady Bacon doesn’t get the opportunity to race in front of his hometown fans and family very often.

The Broken Arrow, OK, native currently embroiled in the USAC National championship race took full advantage of a break in the schedule to pick up a win in Round Two of the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Second Annual “Freedom Tour” atop the cozy confines of Creek County Speedway where he turned countless laps in earlier days.

For Bacon, Thursday night’s win came exactly six years after scoring a Sprint Bandits TNT triumph at the same facility.

Wasting little time working forward from his seventh starting position on the lower portion of the track, Bacon was up to third in just three laps then picked off Harli White for second before taking the lead away from pole starter Wyatt Burks on the eighth round.

Out front, it looked as if Bacon could check out on the field in the Fatheadz Eyewear No. 99 Triple-X. But Colby Copeland had other ideas.

After narrowly avoiding a Shon Deskins spin in turn two that brought out the first caution after eight laps, Copeland battled past Josh Pelkey for fourth, worked past White and then took second from Burks at the midway point.

With Bacon working the low side and Copeland hustling the high side in the Bandit Racing No. 74, Copeland closed in and was poised to challenge for the lead. But he tipped his hand too soon, with Bacon moving to the top of turns three and four on the 19th lap. And when Copeland nearly ran off the top of turn two the next time around, it was Bacon’s race to lose.

“I’ve made a lot of laps here so I knew the bottom would be good early,” Bacon said. “It was slowing down some though and then I heard someone up there. I moved up, I guess it was just in time.”

Bacon had to weather one final restart with three laps to go when Mitchell Moore slowed to a stop. With Copeland and Josh Pelkey on his tailtank, Bacon fought off the challenges to take his first Freedom Tour triumph while Copeland held off Pelkey for runner-up honors.

Starting side-by-side in the eighth row after winning “B” Main, winged regular Seth Bergman and Casey Shuman battled through the field to finish fourth and fifth, respectively.

White was sixth at the line ahead of Ziehl, while Burks finished eighth after pacing the early rounds. Wednesday night winner R.J. Johnson was ninth with Deskins bouncing back to complete the top ten.

The feature event was red-flagged once for a multi-car scrum on the frontstretch on a lap 12 restart that followed Blake Hahn’s turn two spin. Six cars were involved in the tangle with Dustin Morgan, Kyle Clark and Matt Ward forced pitside while Hahn, Michael Curtis and Chris Bonneau all came back for more.

Burks, Bacon, Copeland and Deskins topped heat race action for the 33-car field. Shuman emerged from an entertaining battle to win the first “B” Main while Bergman survived a chaotic, crash-filled second “B” Main.

The Second Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” continues Friday night at 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS, before wrapping up at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night.

The Vitals:

Series: USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Freedom Tour Round Two

Track: Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK)

Car Count: 33

Heat Races (10 Laps – Top 14 in Passing Points to “A” Main):

Heat 1: 1. 11w-Wyatt Burks (1), 2. 5$-Danny Smith (3), 3. 12-Josh Pelkey (5), 4. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (4), 5. 78-Chris Bonneau (6), 6. 96-Cody Brewer (7), 7. 16-Mike Martin (2), 8. 29-Michael Bonneau (8), 9. 24-Tyler Edwards (9).

Heat 2: 1. 99-Brady Bacon (1), 2. 41w-Rick Ziehl (6), 3. 51m-Mitchell Moore (2), 4. 7-Shannon McQueen (3), 5. 51-Matt Ward (4), 6. 4J-Casey Shuman (5), 7. 2-Seth Bergman (8), 8. 31-Casey Wills (7).

Heat 3: 1. 74-Colby Copeland (2), 2. 17w-Harli White (4), 3. 11c-Michael Curtis (8), 4. 93-Dustin Morgan (5), 5. 17e-Blake Edwards (1), 6. 94T-Tim Kent (6), 7. 9$-Kyle Clark (7), 8. 97-Kevin Cummings (3).

Heat 4: 1. 20-Shon Deskins (2), 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (1), 3. 77m-R.J. Johnson (4), 4. 17-Blake Hahn (8), 5. 3y-Jamie McDonald (6), 6. 09-Josh Stephens (3), 7. 5-Tye Mihocko (7), 8. 3-Brian Gramm (5).

B Mains (12 Laps – Top 3 Advance):

B Main 1: 1. 4J-Casey Shuman (5), 2. 78-Chris Bonneau (2), 3. 16-Mike Martin (8), 4. 51-Matt Ward (3), 5. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (1), 6. 09-Josh Stephens (6), 7. 5-Tye Mihocko (7), 8. 24-Tyler Edwards (9), 9. 97-Kevin Cummings (10), 10. 17e-Blake Edwards (4).

B Main 2: 1. 2-Seth Bergman (5), 2. 9$-Kyle Clark (6), 3. 3-Brian Gramm (9), 4. 94T-Tim Kent (4), 5. 31-Casey Wills (8), 6. 3y-Jamie McDonald (2), 7. 29-Michael Bonneau (7), 8. 7-Shannon McQueen (1), 9. 96-Cody Brewer (3).

A Main (30 Laps):

A Main: 1. 99-Brady Bacon (7), 2. 74-Colby Copeland (4), 3. 12-Josh Pelkey (10), 4. 2-Seth Bergman (16), 5. 4J-Casey Shuman (15), 6. 17w-Harli White (2), 7. 41w-Rick Ziehl (6), 8. 11w-Wyatt Burks (1), 9. 77m-R.J. Johnson (12), 10. 20-Shon Deskins (3), 11. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (11), 12. 17-Blake Hahn (8), 13. 16-Mike Martin (19), 14. 78-Chris Bonneau (17), 15. 3-Brian Gramm (20), 16. 11c-Michael Curtis (5), 17. 51m-Mitchell Moore (13), 18. 5$-Danny Smith (9), 19. 93-Dustin Morgan (14), 20. 9$-Kyle Clark (18), 21. 51-Matt Ward (21), 22. 94T-Tim Kent (22).

Lap Leaders: Wyatt Burks 1-7, Brady Bacon 8-30.

Note: Matt Ward and Tim Kent both started the feature via a Promoter’s Provisional.

 

 

Freedom Rings True for R.J. Johnson at Lawton!

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume II, No. 57

Lonnie Wheatley, LAWTON, Okla. (August 13, 2014) – Phoenix ace R.J. Johnson has held the hottest of Arizona hands in non-wing Sprint Car racing over the past year and a half or so.

So it was only fitting that he carried that hot hand over to Oklahoma where he topped the opening round of the four-race USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series’ Second Annual “Freedom Tour” on Wednesday night atop the -mile Lawton Speedway red clay oval.

And he denied native Okie Brady Bacon a win in front of his home state crowd in the process with a move into the lead 19 rounds into the 30-lapper for the $2,500 triumph.

“He was fast, I knew my best chance would be in traffic and a door opened up for me,” the current USAC Southwest points leader and defending series champion commented after his sixth series score of the year that also moved him atop the Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

Bacon’s view of traffic differed, commenting that, “I’m not really sure what they were thinking.”

After racing from sixth to win his heat race aboard the Ford-powered Michaels No. 77m Kodiak Products Sherman-chassis, Johnson gridded the feature field sixth with Bacon and Charles Davis, Jr., leading the way to the green flag.

But before the feature officially went green after a couple of failed attempts, Davis, Jr., was forced pitside with a flat left rear tire which moved Norman, OK, shoe Koby Barksdale to the front row outside and Johnson up to fourth.

While Bacon gunned into the immediate lead, Johnson slid right up to second and pressured the Broken Arrow, OK, native for the point several times in the early going before waiting for his opportunity in lapped traffic.

With traffic coming into play at the midway point, one Bacon miscue on the 19th round was all Johnson needed to take command.

A caution with five to go and then another as the white flag flew when Seth Bergman climbed the hefty turn four cushion gave Bacon extra life even as he kept the pressure on, but he was unable to capitalize with Johnson racing on to his first Freedom Tour win after missing out on last year’s Inaugural version

Bacon settled for runner-up honors ahead of Yuma’s Mike Martin, whose rally into the lead on the initial start of the race was waved off by a caution.

After winning the second of two “B” Mains for the 34-car field, Aaron Reutzel charged from 18th to fourth with Barksdale rounding out the top five.

Dustin Morgan was sixth, with Casey Shuman rebounding from a broken throttle linkage in heat race action and then a pair of feature incidents to advance from 22nd to seventh after utilizing a promoter’s option for the feature.

Josh Pelkey was eighth, with Shon Deskins and Colby Copeland completing the top ten.

Martin, Davis, Jr., Johnson and Bacon topped heat race action with Bergman and Reutzel winning the “B” Mains.

The Second Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” continues Thursday night at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, OK, before moving to 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS, on Friday and then wrapping up at Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas on Saturday night.

The Vitals:

Series: USAC Southwest Sprint Cars Freedom Tour Round One

Track: Lawton Speedway (Lawton, OK)

Car Count: 34

Heat Races (10 Laps – Top 16 in Passing Points to “A” Main):

Heat 1: 1. 16-Mike Martin (2), 2. 09-Josh Stephens (1), 3. 20-Shon Deskins (6), 4. 7s-Robert Sellers (4), 5. 17w-Harli White (5), 6. 45-Martin Edwards (3), 7. 94T-Tim Kent (8), 8. 9$-Kyle Clark (7), 9. 51-Matt Ward (9).

Heat 2: 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (2), 2. 5-Tye Mihocko (6), 3. 22-Koby Barksdale (8), 4. 2-Seth Bergman (3), 5. 74-Colby Copeland (7), 6. 2j-Zach Blurton (5), 7. 4j-Casey Shuman (1), 8. 14-Shawn Bloomquist (4). DNS: 9-Jesse Higginbotham.

Heat 3: 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson (6), 2. 12-Josh Pelkey (1), 3. 29-Michael Bonneau (2), 4. 41w-Rick Ziehl (3), 5. 50z-Zach Chappell (8), 6. 17-Blake Hahn (7), 7. 02-Brandon Long (4), 8. 24-Kevin Risley (5).

Heat 4: 1. 99-Brady Bacon (2), 2. 5$-Danny Smith (4), 3. 93-Dustin Morgan (6), 4. 11c-Michael Curtis (1), 5. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (8), 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel (7), 7. 96-Cody Brewer (3), 8. 78-Chris Bonneau (5).

B Mains (12 Laps – Top 2 Advance):

B Main 1: 1. 2-Seth Bergman (1), 2. 78-Chris Bonneau (8), 3. 17-Blake Hahn (3), 4. 4j-Casey Shuman (7), 5. 96-Cody Brewer (6), 6. 11c-Michael Curtis (2), 7. 2j-Zach Blurton (4), 8. 51-Matt Ward (9), 9. 45-Martin Edwards (5).

B Main 2: 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel (3), 2. 17w-Harli White (2), 3. 41w-Rick Ziehl (1), 4. 94T-Tim Kent (4), 5. 9$-Kyle Clark (6), 6. 14-Shawn Bloomquist (8), 7. 24-Kevin Risley (7), 8. 02-Brandon Long (5). DNS: 9-Jesse Higginbotham.

A Main (30 Laps):

A Main: 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson (6), 2. 99-Brady Bacon (1), 3. 16-Mike Martin (3), 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel (18), 5. 22-Koby Barksdale (4), 6. 93-Dustin Morgan (9), 7. 4j-Casey Shuman (22), 8. 12-Josh Pelkey (11), 9. 20-Shon Deskins (8), 10. 74-Colby Copeland (15), 11. 78-Chris Bonneau (19), 12. 2-Seth Bergman (17), 13. 5$-Danny Smith (7), 14. 50z-Zach Chappell (12), 15. 5-Tye Mihocko (5), 16. 17-Blake Hahn (21), 17. 7s-Robert Sellers (16), 18. 29-Michael Bonneau (14), 19. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (13), 20. 09-Josh Stephens (10), 21. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (2), 22. 17w-Harli White (20).

Lap Leaders: Brady Bacon 1-18, R.J. Johnson 19-30.

Note: Blake Hahn and Casey Shuman both started the feature via a Promoter’s Provisional.

The Wheatley Chronicles brings insight and highlights from all variety of racing series throughout the nation in 2014 and beyond along with the Open Wheel Power Rankings on a regular basis. Please send any comments, questions or critiques regarding The Wheatley Chronicles at www.racinboys.com to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

 

McCool Junction

(McCool Junction, NE, 08/12/2014) Donny Schatz roars to another victory in World of Outlaw Sprint Car action, having taken on Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE, just three nights after winning the Knoxville Nationals 410, fifty lap event in Knoxville, IA.

There isn't any doubt that Schatz is looking to win the 2014 World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series Championship title for the sixth time, as this team just seems to get stronger each time they take on the next race. Schatz does currently lead in the WoO Sprint Car Series points race.

Schatz of Fargo, ND, excels in confidence every time he climbs behind the wheel of the #15 STP Sprint or any other race car. Tonight, Schatz started the "A: Main in fifth place.

"Our car has been awesome. It was fast all night. Passing was tough. You race to win Championships. You race for your Sponsors, your team and the fans. You have to have confidence you can accomplish what you set out to do. The track was good and when the bottom came in, it was even better. Thank you everyone who makes this possible. I'm looking forward towards our race schedule on the West Coast." said Schatz.

Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN, won the Dash to earn the start of this thirty-lap "A" Main on this three-eighths of a mile, semi-banked dirt oval. As the opening green flag called the field into action, McMahan flew into the lead, holding off the nineteen car field, the opening ten laps, before Schatz caught McMahan and made is winning move to the front. McMahan stayed with Schatz and took the checkered in second.

"We felt good tonight. The track was great and it didn't rubber down as it has in the past. Donny (Schatz) was really good tonight and he got by me, racing on the bottom. I was good, he was better." said McMahan.

Also earning a podium finish, Kraig Kinser of Bloomington, IN, lined up side by side with McMahan when the opening green flag flew out but dropped to third place as the first lap scored, in this extremely talented field of sprint car drivers. Challenged continually, K. Kinser scored in third at the line.

"We weren't too bad. Actually we felt really good there at the end. The track changed quite a bit when the bottom came in. I don't think anyone could keep up with us then. It's a good run for us and I want to thank all of my team, all our Sponsors and all of the fans who turned out for this Tuesday night race here." said K. Kinser.

Taking fourth at the line, was Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA. Sweet started this race in fourth and had raced into second place on the opening lap, chasing McMahan. Sweet was keeping pace with McMahan until Schatz made his move to the front. He passed Sweet and two laps later got around McMahan, for the lead. Sweet dropped to third but ended up crossing the start-finish line in fourth.

"It was good. The track was hard to pass on. We've been a little bit off, so fourth is good for us. Donny (Schatz) was really strong." said Sweet.

An amazing run in qualifying had Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, scoring fast time once again. Saldana, has produced fast time of the night in so many of the WoO Sprint Car Series events, this season and tonight Saldana adds another one to his long list, having posted a 13.592 second lap.

With start to finish action, this thirty lap event was in the books. Kerry Madsen (AUS) scored in fifth, followed by, Saldana, Brian Brown (MO), Daryn Pittman (OK), Steve Kinser (IN), Jason Sides (TN), David Gravel (CT), Jason Johnson (MO), Ian Madsen (AUS), Cody Darrah (PA), Curtis Evans (MO), Logan Schuchart (PA), Jacob Allen (PA), Austen Wheatley (WA), Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (TX).

As Steve Kinser, races his last career season with the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, Steve has spent time at every event he's been at, signing autographs, shaking hands, thanking every one, making special appearances. As great as it is to honor this fantastic racing Icon, it has to be so hard sharing his time with all of us and racing at every track. Steve, you are the "King" not only as a driver but as a person. Thank you for all you have given to racing.

The "Dash" and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: (PLEASE NOTE: All finishes, in this article are unofficial.)

DASH: McMahan, K. Kinser, Sweet, K. Madsen, Schatz, Saldana, S. Kinser, Pittman.

Heat #1: S. Kinser, I. Madsen, Saldana, K. Madsen, Wheatley, Graval, Evans.

Heat #2: Schatz, Johnson, Sides, McMahan, Schuchart, Hafertepe, Jr.

Heat #3: Pittman, Brown, Sweet, Darrah, K. Kinser, Allen.

 

 

Maas, Davis, Buhler and Rivst win at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 8-9-2014

Grandstands filled in for Fan Appreciation Night at PDTR, fans witnessed some amazing racing. Some drivers did meet and greets, autographed apparel, others threw up T-shits, Frisbees and some handed out treats in the pits.

First out this evening were the Feldmann Sales and Service Grand Nationals for their extended feature and 50% purse increase. Dick Hed and James Pagel led the field to the green, Hed pulled out to lead lap one until Pagel passed a lap later. Brad Lubach slowly fell to the back, passed by Steven Weber with Mark Fieber close behind. Barry Maas steadily gained ground on Hed eventually passing him for second. Deep in the pack were unexpected cars of Dan Sorce and Kodiak Wirtz swapping eighteenth position. Hed motored past Maas to gain second place back, then managed to pass Pagel to lead for a lap. Pagel passed Hed back, leading two laps until a caution came out for tires that were continually getting hit between turns one and two eventually coming to rest in the racing groove. Brad Lubach was penalized two spots for continually hitting infield tires. Race resumed with Maas in control of the field with Pagel and Luke Scholton chasing him down. Drivers were swapping positions by going three and even four wide on the front and back stretch attempting to gain ground before the finish. As the checkers waved on lap 30 “Hollywood” Barry Maas (Cascade) crossed the checkers first, followed by Luke Scholton, James Pagel (St. Cloud), Dick Hed (Plymouth) and Tim Simon (Fond du Lac). Hard Charger passing 17 cars was Luke Scholton driving for Scott Houpt. Top four B-Main drivers transferring on to the feature were Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), Kodiak Wirtz (Menomonee Falls), Luke Scholton, Dan Sorce (Franklin) and alternate Pat Marcott. Heat Winners: Dick Hed (Plymouth), James Pagel (St. Cloud), Barry Maas (Cascade) and Matt Yancey (Sheboygan)

Randy Sippel and Kyle Marten side by side at the cone brought the Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprint Feature to a start. Marten slid past Sippel to control the lead. Brandon McMullen settled into third with Justin Miller in tow. A spin by Chris Clayton brought out the yellow which did not end well. Ken Jay Fiedler slid into him flipping over creating a red flag situation. Marten regained control with McMullen close behind, two laps later McMullen passed Marten on the high side. Jason Johnson and Paul Pokorski were in their own battle mid pack. Another unfortunate caution results in a red situation as Chris Clayton spins and Josh Walter flips in turn 4. Final restart with McMullen in control and Marten close behind had additional company of Kurt Davis. Davis drove on the outside to pass Marten, in search for McMullen. Donny Goeden drew closer to Marten in his quest for the front. McMullen approached lapped traffic allowing Davis and Goeden to gain ground. McMullen was not able to maneuver through lapped traffic as well as Davis. An astonished crowd watched Davis slide past McMullen for the lead with just three laps to go. When the checkers flew it was Davis (West Allis) over McMullen (Plymouth) followed by Goeden (Kewaskum), Marten (Sheboygan Falls) and Jim Melis (Glenbeulah). Crowd pleaser Davis completes his win with a significant amount of victory donuts, coming to a rest in front of the crowd. Hard Chargers each passing 7 cars were Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Travis Luedke (Plymouth) and Jim Melis (Glenbeulah). B-Main Finish: Danny Schlafer (Sussex), Ken Jay Fiedler (Sheboygan Falls), Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Dennis Wessner (Sheboygan Falls) and Josh Walter (Plymouth) Heat Winners: Donny Goeden (Kewaskum), Kurt Davis (West Allis), Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls)

Johnsonville Sausage Late Models were out next with Ted Dolhun Sr. and Rick Scheffler setting the pace. An immediate caution came out for Brad Mueller spinning by himself, Jim Schmidt and Eric Michaels tangled trying to avoid Mueller. Schleffler went on to lead after the restart. Buhler passed Dolhun Sr. for second in his hunt for Scheffler. Randy Markwardt and Billy Reutek struggled to resolve eighth position. Mitch McGrath was now part of the three way battle for the lead with Scheffler and Buhler. Lap 14 brought lapped traffic into the picture for leader Scheffler. Randy Markwardt out for the first time this year with a brand new car drove into the infield in turn four and over corrected sending himself towards the front stretch wall. Disastrous end for Markwardt as the wall sucked him in and sent his car flying into the catch fence and moving the flag stand. Markwardt was shaken; car was destroyed as a tandem tow was needed to remove his card from the track. A slight delay as track workers and fair board members replaced a section of the fence. On the restart McGrath and Buhler got passed Scheffler to take over the lead. McGrath was steadily trying to hold off Buhler, causing him to lose control and jump the cushion. Checkers waved for Buhler winning another feature followed by Mitch McGrath (Waukesha), Rick Scheffler (Waukesha), Russ Scheffler (Waukesha) and Ted Dolhun Sr. (Franklin). Hard Charger passing 7 cars was Russ Scheffler (Waukesha). Heat Winners: Mitch McGrath (Waukesha), Kyle Odekirk (Plymouth)

Final feature for the evening were the outlaw compacts with Brody Rivst and Justin Erickson setting the pace. Rivst jumped out to an early lead followed by Erickson. Lapped car of Tyler Fischer did not bother leaders. Mechanical issues for Jon Hitsman caused him to lose some power and become the next lapped car. Jonathon Otte and Scott Schlafke battle to resolve fourth position. Erickson managed to pass Rivst only for a lap. Coming to the checkers Rivst tangled with Erickson causing Rivst (Sheboygan) to go completely sideways, but straightened out just as he crossed the checkers followed by of Erickson (Plymouth), Schlafke (Cleveland), Maas (Oakfield) and Otte (Cedar Grove). Rivest tied track record at 4:37. Hard Charger passing 6 cars was Scott Schlafke (Cleveland). Heat Winner: Brody Rivst (Sheboygan)

Our one and only “Benito” Ben Schmidt (Howards Grove) won the Spectator Races with his Monte Carlo.

Big thanks to John Crane Bearing for being our Trophy Sponsor for the evening. Thanks to all who supported Brandon McMullen’s Charity Project Angel Hugs donating over $1,500. Thanks to Warren Luedke Auctioneering for sponsoring the Kid’s Bus Rides prior to the race program. Please join us next week for a full PDTR program. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Sewell Scores #3; Takes Giant Leap Toward Championship

Cody Morris Lucas Oil POWRi West Official Release

Saturday, August 9th Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Western arm of Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc. invaded Oklahoma City’s for the seventh time this season to stage their 12th overall affair.

Sixteen teams checked into I-44 Riverside pits, but only one emerged as the first three time POWRi West winner.

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Alex Sewell earned the pole position via a sensational heat race win from the final row and was joined on the front row of the 25 lap main event by Guthrie, Oklahoma’s Michelle Decker, herself the second highest racer in passing points after a savvy last lap, last turn move from 4th to 2nd in the second heat race.

Sewell has been dynamite as of late, picking up the first two Midget wins of his career in POWRi West action at I-44 Riverside Speedway on June 21st and July 12th.

Sewell powered into the early lead before the first caution fell for a Jason McDougal / Kevin Bayer dust up on lap 2. Sewell powered away once more following the restart, building his advantage to 8 car lengths by lap 8.

The race behind Sewell intensified with Washington, Oklahoma’s Travis Scott and a early season POWRi West/I-44 Riverside Midget winner Cody Brewer advancing on Decker for first challenger rights’.

Just shy of the midway point, Scott became slightly overzealous and got the nose of his #17 glued to the tail of Decker’s Royal Purple #4m. Decker tried several times to shake Scott loose, but to no avail as the second yellow was shown and the pair moved to the rear of the field.

Cody Brewer moved into the two spot with Olathe, Kansas’ Tyler Nelson inheriting third. What a racer Tyler Nelson is. This 17 year old hauls all the way from northeast Kansas to southwest Oklahoma City, a SEVEN hour ONE WAY haul.

Tyler has a spate of Midget wins this season, but those came in Kansas and Missouri. Tyler made his POWRi West Midget trip to OKC back in late June and followed it up with a visit in the last race on July 12th where he made fans of many Sooner State patrons when he was first to find the cushion and proceeded to throw a series of wicker slide jobs and low side comebacks over the last half of the race. He scored his first top five with POWRi West that night.

Even with an early season winner and another blossoming young racer lurking in the shadows, Sewell smoked them all on the restart, quickly moving out to a commanding advantage in the midway stages of the race.

Brewer gained ground in the closing laps, but ran out of time to seriously challenge the leader as Alex Sewell climbed his Esslinger powered Sewell Mechanical, AME Electrical, and Action Auto Collision #8 Spike in celebration of his third Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget triumph in just six weeks.

Sewell entered event 12 of 16 with a commanding 240 point lead and with win #3 is a giant step toward clinching the first full season Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Championship.

Cody Brewer was on a mission to catch the leader, but fell short for the runner up finish with Tyler Nelson clinging to his first POWRi West podium finish ahead of Tulsa’s Johnathon Halford.

Broken Arrow’s Factor One Racing and Boss Chassis rising star Jason McDougal rebounded from his early race misfortune to snare fifth in the closing laps.

Pauls Valley’s Steven Shebester battled up from outside row six to finish sixth with July 12th Feature winner Kevin Bayer advancing up to 7th. Michelle Decker, Eric Fenton, and Ty Hulsey completed the top ten finishing order.

Official Results

Heat One (8 laps): 1. 8L Jerry Tucker (1); 2. 96 Cody Brewer (3); 3. 17 Travis Scott (5); 4. 73 Jason McDougal (7); 5. 23A Hannah Adair (6); 6. 51 Steven Shebester (4); 7. 14E Eric Fenton (8); 8. 9u Doug McCune (2)

Heat Two (8 laps): 1. 8 Alex Sewell (7); 2. 4m Michelle Decker (5); 3. 83 Johnathon Halford (2); 4. 88 Tyler Nelson (3); 5. 29s Brian Harvey (6); 6. 1 Bobby Brewer (1); 7. DNS: 21H Ty Hulsey, 91B Kevin Bayer

A Feature (25 laps): 1. 8 Alex Sewell (1); 2. 96 Cody Brewer (4); 3. 88 Tyler Nelson (8); 4. 83 Johnathon Halford (7); 5. 73 Jason McDougal (6); 6. 51 Steven Shebester (12); 7. 91B Kevin Bayer (16); 8. 4m Michelle Decker (2); 9. 14E Eric Fenton (11); 10. 21H Ty Hulsey (14); 11. 8L Jerry Tucker (3); 12. 9u Doug McCune (15); 13. 17 Travis Scott (5); 14. 23A Hannah Adair (9); 15. 29s Brian Harvey (10); DNS: 1 Bobby Brewer Lap Leaders: Alex Sewell 1-25 Stoppages: 2 yellows

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series returns to action on Saturday, September 6th at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West promoting team, racers, and fans all extend our heartfelt thanks to the partners that have supported us in becoming the premier wingless open wheel series in the region, special thanks to IRaceTv, Factor One Racing, Fenton Graphics, Boss Chassis, MudX, Rod End Supply, KBR Performance, Tulsa Gas Technologies, The Dirty Knuckle Tavern, and of course our premier sponsor Lucas Oil.

For more information regarding the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series please visit www.powri.com or Like and Follow POWRi West on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

 

 

Wheelman" Matus Rolls to Kekich Memorial Victory

Mercer, PA (August 9, 2014): "Wheelman" is one of several nicknames belonging to third generation driver Brandon Matus, and he showed everybody why he claims that moniker. He held off a couple of furious challenges from Adam Kekich and scored his first 410 Sprint Car feature at Mercer Raceway Park in the Putsy Kekich Memorial sponsored by Sunburst Environmental & Bonnell's Rod Shop. It was his second triumph of the weekend and it came just one day after he celebrated his 20th birthday with a win at another local track.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Eric Gabany ran a strong race, and benefited from two different leaders breaking while out front, to score his third win of the season. Cody Bova took his second win of the season in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Gary Miller scored an inspirational win in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. The nightcap for the Rock Concrete Modified Lites was won by Jason Dracocha for his first Mercer Raceway Park victory. Because of the special event status of the program, no points were awarded in any of the divisions.

Qualifying was held for the 410 Luxaire Heating & Cooling/McCrudden Heating & Supply Sprints during their hot laps sessions, when they went out in groups of 5, with their times being tracked electronically by their transponders. The six fastest times would qualify for an 8-lap inverted dash to set the first six starting positions for the Putsy Kekich Memorial. Adam Kekich led the way with the fastest time, followed by Rod George, Arnie Kent, Carl Bowser, Mike Lutz, and Brandon Matus. Brandon Matus won the Dash over Arnie Kent who made a last second move over Lutz, Bowser, George, and Kekich.

The drivers kicked off the 30-lap feature event with a four-wide salute to the fans that had everyone on their feet, cheering for their favorite driver.

Brandon Matus jumped out to the early lead, while his pal, Adam Kekich, quickly moved from sixth to third by the second lap. The first of four cautions slowed things down on lap five as Dennis Wagner spun out of turn three.

On the restart, Matus again jumped out quickly, and Kekich resumed his quest to capture his "TaTa's" memorial race. (TaTa was the name all the Kekich grandchildren had for their beloved patriarch.) By lap eight, Kekich had moved into the second spot.

Another caution on lap 11, this one for Brent Matus slowing on the back stretch, brought the cars back together and eliminated the lapped traffic that was starting to cause problems up front.

Two more laps spun off quickly before the next caution slowed things once again, this time as Gale Ruth, Sr. rolled to a stop. With the restart, Rod George and Eric "Turkey" Williams had entered the chase for the lead, and it was shaping up to be a tremendous dogfight to the finish when the final yellow flag waved on lap 21 for Dennis Wagner breaking in turn two.

Matus was able to fight off one last, furious charge by Kekich to claim the rich payday. Adam Kekich held on for second followed by George, Williams, and Carl Bowser. Dan Kuriger, Arnie Kent, Andy McKison, A.J. Flick, and Bill Jones rounded out the top ten.

An interesting phenomenon occurred after the race. Chaplain Bill Beck had stated early in the night that since the #2 was his old friend Putsy Kekich's favorite number, he was going to donate $50 to whoever finished second. Others liked the idea and began throwing in money to add to Pastor Bill's $50. By the time the feature was over the total was approaching $200 and suddenly fans started running up to Pastor Bill like parishioners at an old fashioned tent revival, stuffing money into his hat in appreciation of the fine race that young Adam Kekich had run for second place. By the time the dust had settled, $700 had been donated to add to the his winnings.

In addition to Matus winning the Dash, heat races were won by Brandon Spithaler and Bill Jones. In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, things got off to a wild start as Jimmy Holden lost a wheel on the second lap, which ended his night prematurely. After a couple of restart attempts, things finally got going again, and Frank Guidace jumped out to an early lead and Tommy Kristyak quickly moved into 2nd place. Fans were ready for an old fashioned donnybrook between two of the speedway's best known and most revered Modified drivers.

However, on lap 10, the steering box broke on race leader Guidace's car sending him pit-side and giving the lead to Tommy Kristyak. As it has been over decade since Kristyak last won at the Park, excitement and anticipation was building for an emotional victory. But on lap 18 the rear end rod broke on Kristyak's car, and for the second time, the leader had to go to the pits, ending his night.

Eric Gabany inherited the lead, and held off a charge by Lonnie Riggs to snag his third checkered flag of the season. Kyle Fink was next, followed by Brian Schaffer and Shayne Izzo, both scoring quite impressive finishes. Shawn Fleeger, Matt Reeher, Kyle Martell, Makayla Guidace, and Eric Beggs rounded out the top ten. The preliminaries belonged to Gabany and Holden. There was no B Main. Cody Bova topped the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, and even though he led wire to wire, he had to deal with a serious challenge from Andy Feil two different times during the race. But each time, Bova seemed to turn it up another notch and pull away.

Bova led Feil to the checkers, followed by Mike Miller, Joe McEwen, and Evan Korbaugh. Sixth through tenth went to Greg Dobrosky, George Hobaugh, Jr., C.J. Jones, Mike Marano, II, and Michael Bauer.

Bauer, Marano, and Jones won their respective heats.

Gary Miller's comeback from a devastating automobile accident and then a subsequent nasty racing crash reached its zenith tonight when he won the Precise Racing Stock Cars feature. Miller took the lead at the drop of the flag, and despite two cautions that briefly slowed the action, never looked back. He held off a furious charge from Brent Johnson to score the popular and inspirational win.

Pat Fielding followed Johnson in third, with William Hurrelbrink, and Rusty Moore rounding out the top five. Positions six through ten went to Ryan Moyer, Leigh Wheeler, Curtis J. Bish, Garrett Calvert, and Jacob Billyk.

Fielding and Wheeler were the top qualifiers.

Jason Dracocha led the whole way for the win in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites. A good battle for second waged behind him as Chris Logan edged out Mark Marcucci, with George Englert and Jacob Bova filling in the top five.

Aaron Meister, Glenn Teeters, Mark Marcucci Sr (subbing for Mike Flockerzi), Shane Webb, and Tim Prelog were in positions six through ten at the checkers.

The heat winners were Marcucci, and Englert.

Next week, Mercer Raceway Park will present a regular Saturday Night Live! program, plus Kids Bike Races Sponsored by Rays Racing Collectibles and Approved Toilet Rentals.

Putsy Kekich Memorial sponsored by Sunburst Environmental & Bonnell's Rod Shop for the Luxaire Heating & Cooling/McCrudden Heating & Supply 410 Sprint Cars: Brandon Matus, Adam Kekich, Rod George, Eric Williams, Carl Bowser, Dan Kuriger, Arnie Kent, Andy McKisson, A.J. Flick, Bill Jones, Jr., Mike Lutz, Gale Ruth, Jr., Michael Bauer, Francis Sesco, Tom Huppunen, Brandon Cornelius, Brent Matus, Dennis Wagner, Brandon Spithaler, Gale Ruth, Sr.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Eric Gabany, Lonnie Riggs, Kyle Fink, Brian Schaffer, Shayne Izzo, Shawn Fleeger, Matt Reeher, Kyle Martell, Makayla Guidace, Eric Beggs, Tommy Kristyak, Frank Guidace, Jimmy Parenti Jr., Jimmy Holden, Carl Weatherby, Jeff Schaffer, Jr.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Cody Bova, Andy Feil, Mike Miller, Joe McEwen, Evan Kornbau, Greg Dobrosky, George Hobaugh, CJ Jones, Mike Marano, Mike Bauer, Clay Riney, Jason Scoville, Bob McMillin, Mark Rossy, Jim Morris, Matt Gardina, Alex Paden, Chad Matthews, Jake Gomola, Devin Litwiler, Eric Williams, Ken Rossy

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Gary Miller, Brent Johnson, Pat Fielding, William Hurrelbrink, Rusty Moore, Ryan Moyer, Leigh Wheeler, Curt Bish, Garrett Calvert, Jacob Billyk, Joe Stajnrajh

Rock Concrete Modified Lites: Jason Dracocha, Chris Logan, Mark Marcucci, George Englert, Jacob Bova, Aaron Meister,Glenn Teeters, Mark Marcucci Sr, Shane Webb, Tim Prelog, Preston Roach, Doug Jones, Josh Deems

 

 

Joey "The Jet" Payne Rockets To Supermodified Feature Win At Oswego; Losurdo Survives Crazy SBS Feature To Claim His Second Checkered

By: Paul Murphy

Oswego, NY. (August 9, 2014) – Fair Lawn, N.J. pilot Joey “ The Jet” Payne claimed his first Supermodified feature win of the 2014 racing season Saturday night at the Steel Palace. Payne, aboard his new Xtreme Chassis, would take away the top position from Keith Shampine on lap 14 and never look back in route to a $2,000 pay day at the lakeside oval. Payne became the fifth different driver to visit victory lane in the division this season at Oswego.

As the 22 car field took to the track to start the 50 lap main, it was scheduled to be Brandon Bellinger and Kody Graham slated to go on the front row. As the cars scuffed their tires in before the racing action began outside pole sitter Graham began spewing fuel from the right side of the car as it entered turn one. Graham’s car was stopped at the Start / Finish line to allow the track safety crew to check over Graham 's car.

Graham’s car would later go pit-side where his pit crew found a loose fuel cap as the cause of the leak. Graham would return to the racing surface but he would have to start at the tail end of the field on the initial restart.

With Graham at the rear of the field the front row would now consists of Bellinger and Keith Shampine As the two young hot-shoes took the 22 car field to the start of the 50 lap main.

As the field took the green it was Keith Shampine gaining the advantage on the outside lane entering the turn to take the early lead.

On the ensuing lap Joey Payne managed to get a wheel under Bellinger entering turn one to take away the runner-up position. Bellinger's car would get stuck on the high side between the turns losing four positions before getting back in line in the 5th position.

After taking away the second position Payne immediately went to work on the race leader. While Shampine continued to show the way throughout the first ten circuits.

The leaders would soon encounter some slower back markers, and Payne would make his first bid for the lead on lap 11 as Shampine was attempting to pass Hal LaTulip coming down the front straightaway. Payne would go to the high side as two battled side-by-side behind LaTulip. Payne would gain a slight advantage as he attempted to pinch Keith Shampine in behind the slower car, but LaTulip's car would slide up the racing surface forcing Payne to take evasive action. This opened up the low groove for Shampine to slip by while Payne fought to gather his Strong/Graham Racing No.99 . Payne would soon follow suit slipping by LaTulip on the high side exiting turn two without losing his position.

Payne would quickly reel in the race leader and once again try and find a way around Shampine.

Payne’s opening came on lap 14 as Shampine's car slipped a little coming out of turn four. Payne immediately went to the low side as the two battled side-by-side coming down the front straightaway. Payne would gain the advantage entering turn one taking away the top position.

Once out front Payne’s No.99 was a rocket ship. Quickly putting some distance between himself and the rest of the field.

While behind the race leader the car on the move was the No. 68 of Michael Barnes. Barnes who started tenth on the grid slipped past Michael Muldoon on the low side entering turn one while Muldoon's No.50 was bottled up behind a slower back marker while running in fourth. Before Muldoon could slide back down into the racing groove Otto Sitterly also managed to also slip by for position pushing Muldoon back to sixth.

By lap 20 Payne had built up a 2.5 second advantage over the second-place car of Shampine. Shampine in the meantime was fighting off a challenge from the third place car of Joe Gosek and fourth place machine of Michael Barnes.

Barnes would lose the forth position on lap 38 to Sitterly. Barnes chose the wrong line as he got stuck on the low side behind a slower back marker entering turn one. Sitterly would take advantage and slide by on the high-side to take away the position.

In the meantime Payne, who had built up a commanding lead, was having issues of his own. As he approached the current points leader Dave Gruel who was running 9th at the time and trying to stay on the lead lap. Gruel was making it very difficult for the race leader Payne get by. Payne look to get into the back end of Gruel's No. 50 in turn two. Payne tried everything he could to get by.

“I got into the back of Dave Gruel. He was running just fast enough to make it tough. I tried to go to the outside but my car was pretty tight I just gave him a little nudge to let them know that I was there he pulled down and let me go as a matter of fact, I almost drove it into the wall trying to get around him." Payne said in victory Lane about the incident.

One lap later things would go from bad to worse for the fifth place car of Barnes. Just after he had clearing the lap traffic Barnes was tagged on the rear bumper exiting two by last week's winner Dave Danzer. The contact sent Barnes spinning down the back straightaway and rear end first into the steel retaining wall at about the midway point of the back straightaway. Barnes car would be pushed off the racing surface but would go nose first into his pit stall ending his evening.

As the track went green once again it was Payne out front with the lapped car of Tim Devendorf between himself and the second place car of Shampine.

Caution would be in the air before the field could come around to complete one lap for debris on the back straightaway. This caution was a break for Randy Ritskes who had just been penalized for jumping the start on the previous restart. Ritskes who was running fifth at the time would now have to start the rear of the lead pack only losing four positions in the process.

On the ensuing restart Payne once again got a great jump on the rest of the field.

As the lap counter continued to tick away Payne’s lead continued to build. While behind him the second place car of Shampine continue to be pressured for the runner-up position by Gosek and Sitterly.

Payne would go on to take the win his fifth overall in the division by well over half straightaway. Shampine would hold on for second followed by Gosek, Sitterly and Danzer rounding out the top five. With only two point races remaining on the schedule for the division Sitterly now leads Gruel by seven points in the chase for the Supermodified track championship.

“It feels realy good we finally got our brand-new car out and my hats off to the Xtreme team they worked their butts off this week. We had a torn up car last week. This whole deal came together late last year at the end of the season. Ray Graham had faith in me and wanted me on as a teammate and put me back with a Strong team. I got the best crew in the business, Three of the best crews in the business. We all combine notes and we all work off each other and here we are” Payne said. Payne then went on to dedicate the win to his good friends Gene Angelillo and Marilyn Angelillo, “I use to drive for them with the NEMA midget and tonight’s their Memorial race and this one goes out to them”.

In the 30 lap Small Block feature it was survival of the fittest and at the end it was Oswego's own Anthony Losurdo coming home triumphant. Losurdo sat third on the final corner the final lap when the top two cars of Andrew Schartner and Alex Hoag came together sending both cars spinning. This allowed Losurdo to inherit the lead. Losurdo then held off Jay Andrews in a one lap dash to the finish to claim his second victory of the season.

With the full moon rising to the East the Small Block Super's took to the track with Dennis Rupert and Michael Bruce brining the field to the green.

The top two would battle side-by-side for the first circuit before Bruce finally gained the advantage entering turn one. But before the leader could exit turn two, caution was in the air as the No. 21 of Rob Pullen spun entering turn one, Pullen's car came to rest against the foam on the high-side in turn one. The incident also collected the No. 54 of Camden Proud. Proud's car came to rest against inside hub rail with damage to the left front of his car.

On the restart it was Bruce out front followed closely by Rupert, Jack Patrick, Schartner and Losurdo rounding up top five.

The car on the move was the No. 73 of Alex Hoag, Hoag who started dead last in the 22 car field had quickly moved up into the top 10 by lap four.

The second caution of the event came out on lap five as the No. 27 of David LaTulip came to stop on the front straightaway. LaTulip car would be pushed off and rejoin the tail end of the field. LaTulip would go on to finish ninth.

Bruce would once again bring the field back up to racing speed. The car on the move was the No. 98 Jason Simmons, Simmons moved past Schartner on the low side going into turn one on the 12th circuit, and then made quick work of Jack Patrick as he outran Patrick going into turn one on the same lap moving up into the third position.

Simmons quickly ran down the second place car of Rupert. As the field came around to start lap 14, Simmons made contact with the rear bumper of Rupert car. The contact sent Rupert's No. 99 hard into the outside steel retaining wall along the front straight-away. A visibly upset Rupert exited his vehicle to show his displeasure to his fellow competitor during the caution period. Race officials would review the tape and deem Simmons responsible for the accident and sent him to the rear of the field on the ensuing restart.

As the track went green once again it was Bruce up front followed by Patrick, Schartner, Losurdo and Hoag but now worked his way up into the top five

The carnage would continue on lap 22 as the No. 47 of Jon Tesoriero and Simmons made contact on the back straightaway. Simmons No. 98 looked to drive over the right rear tire of Tesoriero as the two battled for position. Both cars would pit side for the remainder of the evening with heavy damage.

On the restart Bruce once again show the way with Patrick right on his rear bumper, the two would battle with Patrick going for the lead one lap later. Patrick went to the inside of Bruce entering turn three. The two leaders would make contact sending both cars skidding hard into the foam in turn three. Forcing race officials to throw the red flag for a brief clean up between the turns.

The incident allowed Andrew Schartner to now inherit the lead with seven laps remaining in the 30 lap main, Losurdo was running second followed by Hoag, Jay Andrews and Chris Proud rounding out the top five.

Hoag would immediately go to work on Losurdo for the runner-up position. Hoag would complete the pass one lap later as Losurdo looked to bobble a bit coming out of turn two. This was the opening that Hoag was looking for as he slipped by on the low side of Losurdo entering turn three.

Hoag then set his sights on the race leader Schartner.

Hoag was running laps the high 18 second bracket in the late stages of the event as he wasted little time running down Schartner with only a few laps left. The faster car of Hoag only had a few laps to figure out a way around the race leader.

With two laps to go Schartner looked to be protecting the low side as Hoag was now positioned on his rear bumper.

As the field came around for the final circuit the faster car of Hoag looked to drive in hard entering turn three. Hoags front bumper made contact with the rear end of Schartner's car between the turns sending Schartners car spinning hard into the inside hub rail. Hoag's car would drift to the highside before spinning across the racing surface coming to rest alongside Schartner's mangled car. This allowed the third-place car of Losurdo to inherit the lead. When asked how close he was to getting involved in the incident Losurdo said " The incident between Hoag and Schartner was really close because I thought we're going checkered, They were both going sideways and I gassed it up when they both started spinning I had to get hard on the brakes, it sure was crazy out there ”.

With a one lap green/checkered shootout between the 17 year old sophomore sensation Losurdo who now had the daunting task of having to hold off one of the most seasoned veterans in the SBS division 50 year-old Jay Andrews for one final circuit. Andrews would try every trick in the book to get by the young hot shoe. But Losurdo would not falter one bit as he held on to be “The Last Man Standing” and claim his second trip to victory lane in 2014.” Tonight we started ninth. And I was running fifth and I was just battling for the top five and it all just worked out tonight we definitely didn't have the cars some of these guys had. This class is getting crazy something needs be done about it. But I can't complain tonight being on this end of it." Losurdo said in this post race interview.

Andrews held on for second followed by Proud, Dalton Doyle and Bobby Magner filling in for his brother Matt come home with a top five finish.

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Driver Autograph/Ovarian Cancer Awareness Night presented by JP Jewelers

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Main (50-laps): 1. 99 - Joey Payne, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 52 - David Danzer, 6. 22 - Pat Lavery, 7. 50 - Dave Gruel, 8. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 9. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 10. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 11. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 12. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 13. 68 - Michael Barnes, 14. 0 - Tim Snyder, 15. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 16. 18 - Howard Page, 17. 45 - Mike Barbera, 18. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 19. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 20. 90 - Kody Graham, 21. 01 - Dan Connors Jr, 22. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #52 - Dave Danzer

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #55 - Keith Shampine

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #99 - Joey Payne

Heat #1 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 52 - David Danzer, 2. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 0 - Tim Snyder, 6. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 7. 66 - Lou LeVea sr.

Heat #2 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 99 - Joey Payne, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 5. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 6. 18 - Howard Page, 7. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Heat #3 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 90 - Kody Graham, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 22 - Pat Lavery, 5. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 6. 45 - Mike Barbera, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 8. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers

Pathfinder Bank SBS Main (30-laps): 1. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 2. 93 - JJ Andrews, 3. 3 - Chris Proud, 4. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 5. 2 - Bobby Magner, 6. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 7. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 8. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 9. 27 - David LaTulip, 10. 57 - Danny Abt, 11. 21 - Rob Pullen, 12. 8 - Josh Kerr, 13. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 14. 73 - Alex Hoag, 15. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 16. 22 - Mike Bruce, 17. 9 - Jack Patrick, 18. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 19. 98 - Jason Simmons, 20. 76 - Scott Shafer, 21. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 22. 67 - Dave Cliff, 23. 54 - Camden Proud

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #01 - Dalton Doyle

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #02 - Jesse Bearup

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #22 - Mike Bruce

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #01 - Dalton Doyle

Heat #1 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 8 - Josh Kerr, 2. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 3. 57 - Danny Abt, 4. 54 - Camden Proud, 5. 3 - Chris Proud, 6. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 7. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 8. 76 - Scott Shafer

Heat #2 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 2. 93 - JJ Andrews, 3. 21 - Rob Pullen, 4. 9 - Jack Patrick, 5. 2 - Bob Magner, 6. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 7. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 8. 27 - David LaTulip

Heat #3 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 3. 98 - Jason Simmons, 4. 67 - Dave Cliff, 5. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 6. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 7. 73 - Alex Hoag

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Greg DeCaires Takes Home Lucrative Pay Day As He Wins Second Career Mark Forni Classic

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Placerville, CA)- The 2014 Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster has been highly competitive, and on Saturday night Greg DeCaires became the seventh winner in seven events this season as he picked up his second career Mark Forni classic, and cashed in the $5000 that came along with it.

With Andy Forsberg and DeCaires leading the field to green, it was Auburn, CA’s Forsberg jumping out to the early lead, while the Elk Grove, CA native,Decaires, sat in the catbird’s seat.

On a track that held moisture through the 30-lap feature event, Forsberg held a strong command of the race as he paced the field despite a pair of early stoppages.

With DeCaires, Colby Wiesz, and Shane Golobic chasing after him, the race’s complexion took a major change as the leaders found traffic on the 13th lap.

A spinning car on lap 13 forced Forsberg to take evasive action, and in doing so, he made contact with the stalled car, ending his night with rear-end damage, and handing the lead over to DeCaires who proved to be strong on this night.

After the open red following the incident, DeCaires worked the bottom of the speedway to perfection as he broke away from the field, but behind him the action was intense, as Jonathan Allard worked his way into the third spot, as a torrid battle broke out between Allard, Golobic, DeCaires, and Steven Tiner.

With the yellow waiving on the 22nd lap, the field was re-stacked in double file formation, and with DeCaires getting away, the race within the top-five kept the fans on the edge of their seats as cars used every piece of Placerville Speedway real estate looking to reel in the leader.

Golobic ran strong in the second spot as he fended off advances from Allard, but Colby Wiesz kept the duo in striking distance as Tiner, and Justin Sanders applied the pressure on him, until the red flew on the 27th circuit for Alissa Geving, who walked way from a hard crash.

With three laps to go, DeCaires continued to use the bottom of the speedway as the race for the final podium spot picked up as Wiesz finally got some breathing room as he cleared Allard who had his hands full with the charging duo of Justin Sanders and Steven Tiner.

As the white flag flew the crowd got on their feet as Shane Golobic closed in on the race leader, and though Golobic gave it his all during the final circuit, it was DeCaires crossing the stripe first, claiming his second career Mark Forni Classic, and earning a feature event spot in the upcoming Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway.

“I got a gift from Andy Forsberg early in the race, but we will take it,” a jubilant DeCaires said. “I am worn out after that one, and have to thank everyone on this team for working so hard, and getting us in a great spot all night. This is a huge race to win, and hopefully next year we can come back and cash in with the $10K that is up for grabs.”

Though he finished in the second spot, Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster point leader, Shane Golobic also locks into the Key as the series point leader, and was pleased with his run.

“Congrats to Greg DeCaires and his team on this win,” he said. “I gave it everything I had, and I wish we would have had less cautions and raced with traffic, because I wanted to see what we had. This car has been great all year, and I can’t thank this entire team for continuing to give me a competitive machine.”

After a torrid battle during the 30-lap feature event, Colfax, CA driver, Colby Wiesz took the final spot on the podium.

“These double file restarts were intense, especially racing someone like Jonathan Allard,” he said. “Allard raced us had and clean, and we are pleased to finish third in a hard fought race. This completion with the Civil War Series is so good, so anytime you can land on the podium, you are happy.”

Following the top three across the stripe was 13th starting Jonathan Allard, Justin Sanders, Steven Tiner, Cory Eliason, 16th starting Kyle Hirst, 18th starting Carson Macedo, and 14th starting Herman Klein rounding out the Top-10.

In B-Main action, pole sitter, Jimmy Trulli, took command from the front row and went on to win the 15-lap showdown as he held off Alissa Geving, Sean Becker, Adam Walters, Jake Morgan, and Justyn Cox who all transferred to the feature event.

In the night’s Dash, Andy Forsberg won from the pole, while heat race wins went to Steven Tiner, Forsberg, Wiesz, and Golobic.

With 34 cars on hand for the 9th Annual Mark Forni Classic, Brad Furr stopped the clocks with the quickest lap while Andy Forsberg, Cory Eliason, Jimmy Trulli, and Justin Sanders rounded out the top five.

The Civil War Sprint Car Series would like to thank Flowmaster, BR Motorsports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Brodix, ButlerBuilt, CRV Carbon Solutions, Design 500, Dirt Solution, Taco Bravo, Hansen Machine, Frankland Racing Supply, Fuel Safe, Hoosier, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Kaeding Performance, King Racing Products, KSE Power Steering Products, Pit Stop USA, MPD, All Pro, RCM Design, Rod End Supply, Racing Optics, SRP, VSR, and Weld Racing for their support.

ON TAP: The Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented By Flowmaster will now take next week off before returning to action on August 23rd for the 54th Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway as they take on Ocean Sprints Presented By Taco Bravo.

WINNERS: Winners in the 2014 California Sprint Car Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster… Andy Gregg- 1 (Marysville Raceway Park on March 15th), DJ Netto-1 (Marysville Raceway Park on May 24th), Shane Golobic-1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on May 25th), Andy Forsberg- 1 (Placerville Speedway on May 31st), Mason Moore (Petaluma Speedway on July 5th), Brad Furr (Ocean Speedway on July 11th), Greg DeCaires (Placerville Speedway on August 9th)

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CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 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 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

Hamilton Takes STARS/USAC Midget “Border Battle” at Grundy County

By: Rich Murray (MORRIS, IL – AUG. 9, 2014) In recent years, when a 50-lap midget race is held at Grundy County Speedway and Kyle Hamilton is in the field, he is the man to beat. Hamilton, the aspiring elementary school teacher from Danville, Indiana, was able to follow his lesson plan into victory lane after chalking up his second D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget feature win of the season in Saturday night’s “Border Battle” that was co-sanctioned by USAC. All five of Hamilton’s wins in a midget at Grundy County Speedway have come in 50-lap features. Furthermore, it was Hamilton’s second straight “Border Battle” win and the third consecutive season that Hamilton won a USAC race at the 1/3 mile paved oval in Morris, Illinois. Hamilton was absent from last week’s STARS race after losing an engine during the running of the “Bob Tattersall Challenge” two weeks ago. For this night’s race, Hamilton would have to rely on the Esslinger engine that was under the hood of the Todd Domark-owned #5 that Hamilton piloted in the STARS season opening race back in May. Right from the moment the team rolled the car off of the trailer on this night, the team didn’t miss a beat. After setting the top speed in both hot lap sessions, Hamilton followed it up by setting fast time during qualifications with a lap of 14.176. Hamilton would have to lineup in the fourth spot at the start of the feature due to the inversion. That put Kyle O’Gara on the pole alongside STARS National Midget point leader, Austin Prock, on the front row. As the green flag dropped, it was clear that the drivers were not going to waste any time getting to the front despite the 50-lap distance. As the frontrunners crossed the start/finish line at the completion of lap one, the challenge for the top spot became a three-wide border battle between Indiana natives Prock and O’Gara on the outside and Illinoisan Mario Clouser charging on the inside. Clouser and Prock swarmed O’Gara on both sides going into turn one and continued their side-by-side battle for the lead going into turn two when Clouser spun down the back straightaway, bringing out the night’s first caution. Under the caution, O’Gara’s car came to a stop in front of the flagstand. Attempts to re-fire the car were unsuccessful and O’Gara’s night came to an abrupt end while Clouser restarted from the tail of the field. On the restart, Prock built a sizable advantage over second place-running Hamilton. Over the next 45 laps, Prock was able to navigate lapped traffic with ease and looked to be well on his way to his fourth STARS victory of the year and first career USAC National Midget triumph. With just five laps to go, Prock held a six car length lead over Hamilton as he headed into turn three. Suddenly, with no other cars around him, Prock’s car spun sideways and came to a stop on the inside of the track between turns three and four. It was a tough pill to swallow for the 18-year-old Prock who was perplexed at what transpired on the 46th lap, but places all of the blame on himself. “When I went into turn three, the car just swapped ends,” Prock said. “The car was hooked up. Unfortunately, the driver screwed it up.” After a couple of separate late race spins brought out by Nick Hamilton and Nick Baran, Kyle Hamilton was able to take his second STARS victory of the season by holding off Billy Hulbert and Patrick Wilda, who was making his first STARS National Midget start of the season. Clouser restarted 18th after his first lap spin and charged his way through the pack for a hard-earned fourth place finish in the Bob Guess-owned entry while Ryan Probst rounded out the top-five. Kyle Hamilton admitted that he most likely did not have enough to take the win until Prock’s spin, but acknowledges that sometimes he’d rather be lucky than good. “I had something for him at the beginning, and then lost him for a little bit,” Hamilton said. “I got all the way back up to him, but I think we had the car just a little bit too free and he started pulling away from me. I’ll be honest; I didn’t have anything for Prock. The race just fell into my lap. That happens sometimes. You don’t want to be the guy complaining about a win. You got to be there for all 50 laps and we were that car tonight.” A season best finish in the feature had Channahon, Illinois’ Billy Hulbert grinning from ear-to-ear. “It was a decent race tonight,” a humble Hulbert said. “The car got better as the night went on and, fortunately, we ended up second tonight. This has been our most successful night this season. It will definitely help us out in the (STARS) standings.” The D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets will hit the road for the first and only time this season when they travel to Kalamazoo Speedway on Saturday, August 16th, for another co-sanctioned show with USAC. Austin Prock leads the STARS Midget standings with a 146-point lead over Tyler Trainor while Kyle O’Gara holds a slim, one point advantage over Kody Swanson in the USAC Pavement Midget points.

D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets / Honda USAC Pavement Midget Series Race Results Grundy County Speedway - “Border Battle” August 9, 2014 QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kyle Hamilton, 33H, Hamilton-14.176; 2. Mario Clouser, 99c, Guess-14.388; 3. Austin Prock, 41, Prock-14.441; 4. Kyle O’Gara, 27, RW/Curb-Agajanian-14.482; 5. Tyler Trainor, 25, Trainor-14.498; 6. Billy Hulbert, 88, Hulbert-14.521; 7. Nick Hamilton, 32H, Hamilton-14.548; 8. Ryan Probst, 99p, Probst-14.588; 9. Kody Swanson, 3, RFMS-14.597; 10. Patrick Wilda, 33, Wilda-14.598; 11. Travis Young, 11Y, Young-14.598; 12. Tyler Baran, 11, Baran-14.680; 13. Nick Wagner, 32w, Wagner-14.752; 14. Kyle Kettman, 6k, Kettman-14.863; 15. Grant Galloway, 16G, Galloway-14.971; 16. Rich Corson, 15c, Corson-15.055; 17. Jack Cross, 17c, Griffith-15.540; 18. Terry Ahern, 6T6, Ahern-15.543; 19. Erica Ensor, 16, Ensor-15.597; 20. Nick Baran, 87, Baran-24.571; 21. Derek Bischak, 31, Bischak-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. N.Wagner, 2. Swanson, 3. Prock, 4. N.Hamilton, 5. K.Hamilton, 6. Young, 7. Trainor, 8. Galloway, 9. Ensor, 10. Cross, 11. Bischak. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. N.Baran, 2. O’Gara, 3. T.Baran, 4. Probst, 5. Hulbert, 6. Wilda, 7. Clouser, 8. Kettman, 9. Ahern, 10. Corson. NT

FEATURE: (50 laps) 1. Kyle Hamilton, 2. Billy Hulbert, 3. Patrick Wilda, 4. Mario Clouser, 5. Ryan Probst, 6. Nick Hamilton, 7. Nick Baran, 8. Austin Prock, 9. Tyler Baran, 10. Tyler Trainor, 11. Kody Swanson, 12. Nick Wagner, 13. Kyle Kettman, 14. Grant Galloway, 15. Terry Ahern, 16. Travis Young, 17. Jack Cross, 18. Erica Ensor, 19. Kyle O’Gara, 20. Rich Corson. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 O’Gara, Lap 2-45 Prock, Laps 46-50 K.Hamilton.

 

 

PALKER, BERNER & MOORE COLLECT 2nd NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY WINS; BALDWIN TAKES SUPER STOCK MONEY; B. HENSEL WINS 6th FEATURE Orrville, Ohio Saturday,

August 9, 2014

By Mike Swanger

After 3 weeks of rain outs, everybody was ready for some racing at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night on Hall’s Auto Sales and Southeastern Equipment night. Two time track champion Andrew Palker and Danny Mumaw brought the Fisher Performance Sprints to the green flag with Mumaw charging into the lead. As he started to encounter lapped cars on lap 8, Mumaw would get pinched into the turn one wall by a slower car and cut the right rear tire and would have to change it and go to the tail, putting Palker back into the lead with points leader Brad Haudenschild on his tail. With several cautions in the race with the last one coming on lap 21 for debris on the track, the red flag came out to allow for refueling only. But Haudenschild’s crew changed a tire and he was penalized to the tail. Palker of West Salem would pull away in the final four laps aboard the King Inspection, Albright Trucking and El Campesino Restaurent #57x for his second win this year as Jason Dolick finished second. Mumaw was 7th on the final restart and powered his way back up for a third place finish. 11th starting Jordon Harble took fourth as Russ Sansosti finished fifth. Shawn Hubler and Mitch Harble topped the heat races. Fast qualifier was Haudenschild.

For the Lias Tire Late Models, it would be the 7th race of the NAPA WCS/ Attica Raceway Park Late Model Series and Charlie Duncan and Keith Berner would start on the front row and they put on a race long battle for the lead with Corey Conley and Shane McLoughlin right behind the two front runners as they staged a battle for third. Duncan would be scored the leader of the first 20 laps but Berner snuck by at the line to claim lap 21 but Duncan was back in the lead on the next circuit before Berner and his Millersburg based Village Motors, Bud’s Place and Accu-Force Shocks #18 would secure the lead on lap 23. A caution with two laps to go bunched the field together but Berner kept the lead as Conley gave a charge on Duncan for second but came up short with McLoughlin taking fourth as Rocky Owens riding fifth. Ryan Markham, who was quick timer, JR Gentry and Berner won the heats. Rick Bond was the VP Fuels Hard Charger of the race as Berner (Hoosier) and McLoughlin (American Racer) won the tires.

For the second season in a row, Larry Baldwin of Randolph led every lap to win the Thrifty Muffler Super Stock Nationals presented by Richmond Gear Weekend Warrior and pocket the $1,000 winner share. Driving the Park Ford, Midas Muffler and Baldwin Motorsports #7up, Baldwin took the lead on the first lap from his 3rd starting spot with Bob Daugherty in his tire tracks. As the race wound down, Daugherty tried everyway he could to get past Baldwin but never was able to get by as Baldwin parked in victory lane for the 6th time this year. Matt Schroyer finished third with Nick Smith and Brandon Gardner filling out the top five. Fast Qualifier Baldwin, Schroyer and Smith notching the heat wins.

Brad Hensel of Wooster and his Sportsman’s Bar and DJ’s Directional Services went flag to flag to win his 6th WQKT Mini Stock feature of the season and expand his points lead. Doug Hensel ran race long in second with Adam Kern, Chris Shell and Elvis Conkle rounding out the top five. Heat winner Mitch Reichard brought out the red flag on lap two of the feature when he flew over the turn two guardrail and rolled over but was ok.

In a repeat from July 12, Matthew Moore of Granger Township had to battle off Tanner McLoughlin all race long before he could claim his second NAPA Mini Wedge win. Driving the Mars Trucking and Apache Auto Salvage #98, Moore won the heat race also. McLoughlin finished second for the third time this season as points leader Robbie Ledger was third followed by Jolene Voshel and Caitlin Johnson.

All drivers were not only competing for the regular purse money but vying for over $2,000 in weekly awards from the Contingency Connection program.

Another big night of racing is set for next Saturday night August 16th with the BOSS Wingless Sprints ALONG WITH the Fisher Performance Sprints, Lias Tire Late Models, Thrifty Muffler Super Stocks, WQKT Mini Stocks and the Napa Mini Wedges on the racing card. For more info, head to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, August 9, 2014 FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Fast Qualifier Brad Haudenschild 15.439 Saldana Racing Products Heat 1 Shawn Hubler, Andrew Palker, Danny Mumaw, Brad Haudenschild, Aaron Middaugh, Jordan Harble, Troy Kingan, Jeremy Duposki, Nick Patterson #33 Saldana Racing Products Heat 2 Mitch Harble, Russ Sansosti, Jason Dolick, Jimmy Pooler, Kirk Jeffries, Nick Patterson #23, Bill Ault, Chris Pochiero, Bob Lime Feature Andrew Palker, Jason Dolick, Danny Mumaw, Jordan Harble, Russ Sansosti, Shawn Hubler, Brad Haudenschild, Kirk Jeffries, Jimmy Pooler, Nick Patterson #23, Bob Lime, Mitch Harble, Chris Pochiero, Aaron Middaugh, Troy Kingan, Nick Patterson #33, Jeremy Duposki, Bill Ault

LIAS TIRE LATE MODELS Fast Qualifier Ryan Markham 17.555 Summit Racing Equipment Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Rocky Owens, Mike Bores, Justin Chance, Jerry Aber, Jason Skelly, David Liles, Rick Bond Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 JR Gentry, Shane McLoughlin, Corey Conley, Larry Bellman, Brandon Gardner, Blaine Aber, Jim Nicely, Doug Kenworthy Summit Racing Equipment Heat 3 Keith Berner, Jason Flory, Charlie Duncan, Matt Irey, Jim Gingery, Don Conley, Allan Baker Feature Keith Berner, Charlie Duncan, Corey Conley, Shane McLoughlin, Rocky Owens, Matt Irey, Mike Bores, JR Gentry, Justin Chance, Rick Bond, Larry Bellman, Blaine Aber, Jim Gingery, Doug Kenworthy, Ryan Markham, Jerry Aber, Jim Nicely, David Liles, Allan Baker, Jason Skelly, Brandon Gardner, Don Conley , Jason Flory (dns)

THRIFTY MUFFLER SUPER STOCKS Fast Qualifier Larry Baldwin 20.034 Summit Racing Equipment Heat 1 Larry Baldwin, Brandon Gardner, Jeremy Lynch, Chaz O’Dell, Chris Albright, Don Rutt Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 Matt Schroyer, Chase Alexander, Tyler Nicely, Todd Werntz, Tyler Thompson, Jerry Bowman Summit Racing Equipment Heat 3 Nick Smith, Bob Daugherty, Mitch Caskey, Don Baney, Paul Whitten, Paul McVicker Feature Larry Baldwin, Bob Daugherty, Matt Schroyer, Nick Smith, Brandon Gardner, Don Baney, Tyler Thompson, Jeremy Lynch, Mitch Caskey, Chaz O’Dell, Paul McVicker, Paul Whitten, Chris Albright, Tyler Nicely, Todd Werntz, Jerry Bowman, Chase Alexander, Don Rutt

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Todd Tappel

FREMONT, Ohio – Gressman Powersports was the big winner at Fremont Speedway as they provided the horsepower for all three feature winners on Gressman Powersports/Level Performance Night. All three feature winners received a $200 bonus courtesy of the Fremont Ohio engine builder. Carrying the Gressman colors to victory lane were Cole Duncan in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints; Nate Dussel in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and Shawn Valenti in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks.

Duncan’s win was his first of the year at Fremont and he led all 30 laps in the 410 Sprint A Main. It is the Lockborne, Ohio driver’s second career victory at Fremont.

The victory was hard-fought though as lapped traffic kept the running order tight.

“A few times I thought they cost us and a couple of times I thought they probably helped us,” commented Duncan beside his Motor City Auto Transport/Gressman Powersports/Wolfden Products/Industrial Special Powdercoating backed #22.

“It was a lot of fun racing tonight. I have to thank Scott Gressman first of all. He builds the power plant and it was fast. I have to thank Matt Hummel…he went to work on the shocks this week and that’s why we’re standing in victory lane,” added Duncan.

Travis Philo was the early challenger until he clipped an infield tire barrier on lap three and was forced to retire on lap five. The race would go non-stop after the lap five caution and the new challenger would be Byron Reed. Duncan’s lead was like an accordion, depending on when he and Reed caught the lapped cars.

While the lead pair battle raged, fast qualifier Caleb Griffith moved into the third spot bringing Chris Andrews with him. Andrews would eventually settle into third and closed in on the leaders. However, Duncan worked the lapped traffic to perfection to close out the race. Reed would finish second over Andrews, Rob Chaney, and points leader Brian Lay.

Dussel led all 25 laps in the 305 Sprint feature, holding off Tyler Gunn on the last lap. The win was the second on the season at Fremont for Dussel who now has 15 career victories at “The Track that Action Built.”

“There’s not a kid in the pits that doesn’t deserve a win more than he (Gunn) does. He works his tail off. He’s raised so much money for the Kick It deal and he’s just a super kid. If I would have gotten beat by him…so be it,” said Dussel beside is Berrier Fabrication/Design Graphics Group/Conrad Transport/Gressman Powersports/Kistler Racing Products backed machine.

“We have been so inconsistent this year. We think we found something and we’re running better. It feels good to be running competitive again,” added Dussel.

Josh Harrison had his best run of the season going as he held the second spot from lap four until spinning out on lap 10. That would put Gunn in the second spot as he passed Bobby Clark one circuit before the lap 10 caution. Gunn stayed within striking distance and made a charge on the last lap. Dussel protected the bottom and Gunn moved to the top in three and four but Gunn’s momentum was cut short when Dussel shot to the top on the front stretch. Finishing behind Gunn were Clark, Dustin Dinan, and TJ Michael.

The Dirt Truck feature was anti-climatic as Shawn Valenti used his outside front row starting spot to record his 10th win of the season in convincing fashion. Valenti now has 19 career victories at Fremont.

The talk of the race was the grinding crash on lap four. John Ivy and Brad Keckler made contact on the front stretch sending Keckler’s truck flipping. Jimmy McGrath, Jr. ended up on his side and Brian Melnek’s ride sustained heavy damage. Once the debris was cleaned up, Valenti set sail in the Jeff Babock-owned ride sponsored by Craig Miller Trucking and Best Performance Motorsports. Dan Roepke held second the entire race, finishing ahead of Kent Brewer, Matt Foos, and Cory Ward.

“We got lucky and got an outside front row starting spot. The way Rich (Farmer, promoter) had the track tonight there was a nice cushion and the truck was awesome. Everything just went my wife. I have to thank Gressman Powersports….everything they do for me is pretty special. Jeff Babcock for putting me in this thing,” said Valenti beside his Story Equipment Repair/KS Sales and Service/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques backed #7b.

Fremont Speedway will be shut down the next three weeks for the Sandusky County Fair. But, the Track That Action Built will re-open on Saturday, Sept. 6 for Tank’s Meats Night – Salute to Fremont Champions. It is the championship for the $10,000 Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series for the 410 sprints. It is also the championship for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprints with the dirt trucks also in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 8/9/2014 Gressman Powersports / Level Performance Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (25 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance 1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.805; 2. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.824; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.847; 4. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.888; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.912; 6. 97-Bryan Sebetto, 12.921; 7. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.941; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.958; 9. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.007; 10. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.009; 11. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.031; 12. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.047; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.073; 14. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.193; 15. 11F-DJ Foos, 13.219; 16. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.268; 17. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.374; 18. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.397; 19. 40I-Mark Imler, 13.544; 20. 3T-Tony Beaber, 13.725; 21. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.740; 22. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.893; 23. 7K-Kyle Pitts, 13.964; 24. 73-Joe Armbruster, 14.030; 25. 3J-Johnny Beaber, 14.845

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[5] ; 7. 39M-Matt Merrill[8] ; 8. 40I-Mark Imler[7] ; 9. 3J-Johnny Beaber[9]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[3] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[5] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 7. 3T-Tony Beaber[7] ; 8. 7K-Kyle Pitts[8]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[3] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[4] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 73-Joe Armbruster[8] ; 7. 11F-DJ Foos[2] ; 8. 97-Bryan Sebetto[5]

Dash - Borer Glass & Mirror (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[3] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 6. 16-Chris Andrews[4]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14H-Todd Heller[1] ; 2. 11F-DJ Foos[2] ; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 4. 39M-Matt Merrill[6] ; 5. 7K-Kyle Pitts[7] ; 6. 40I-Mark Imler[4] ; 7. 73-Joe Armbruster[8] ; 8. 3T-Tony Beaber[5] ; 9. 3J-Johnny Beaber[9]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 22-Cole Duncan[2]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[4]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[6]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[3]; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[8]; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[7]; 7. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[5]; 8. 9-Dean Jacobs[13]; 9. O9-Craig Mintz[10]; 10. 83M-Broc Martin[17]; 11. 60-Jody Keegan[9]; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[16]; 13. 14H-Todd Heller[11]; 14. 35-Stuart Brubaker[12]; 15. 68G-Tyler Gunn[18]; 16. 55F-Taylor Ferns[15]; 17. 7K-Kyle Pitts[20]; 18. 11F-DJ Foos[14]; 19. 39M-Matt Merrill[19]; 20. 5T-Travis Philo[1] Hard Charger: 83M-Broc Martin[+7]

Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints (28 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 3. 18-Bobby Clark[8] ; 4. 10-Josh Harrison[5] ; 5. 39C-Scott Riley[2] ; 6. 5R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[9] ; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 9. 32-Ryan French[7] ; 10. O6 -Jeremy Aumend[10]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 8I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 5. 7A-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 7. 2F-Matt Foos[7] ; 8. 1M-Mike Moore[6] ; 9. 1X-Dean Jacobs[9]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 4. 8M-T.J Michael[4] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 6. O2-Kevin Lee[5] ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 8. O3-Jim Cushing[7] ; 9. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[9]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 2. O2-Kevin Lee[3] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 7. 32-Ryan French[10] ; 8. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[12] ; 9. O6 -Jeremy Aumend[13] ; 10. 2F-Matt Foos[5] ; 11. 1M-Mike Moore[8] ; 12. O3-Jim Cushing[9]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 1-Nate Dussel[2]; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3]; 3. 18-Bobby Clark[5]; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[7]; 5. 8M-T.J Michael[6]; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[1]; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[10]; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[18]; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[9]; 10. 5R-Jordan Ryan[16]; 11. 19R-Steve Rando[15]; 12. 8I-John Ivy[11]; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[12]; 14. 7A-Alvin Roepke[14]; 15. 10-Josh Harrison[4]; 16. 2-Ricky Peterson[19]; 17. O2-Kevin Lee[17]; 18. 7M-Brandon Moore[20]; 19. 39C-Scott Riley[13]; 20. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] Hard Charger: 11G-Luke Griffith[+10]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (25 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 2. 99X-Gene Portidge[4] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[9] ; 4. O1-Art Ball[8] ; 5. 115-Ben Good[1] ; 6. 22-Brandon Leighton[3] ; 7. 7-Dana Frey[7] ; 8. 3-Andy Earnhart[5]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. OO-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[1] ; 3. 3X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 4. 2-Matt Foos[8] ; 5. 45M-Brian Melnek Jr.[7] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[5] ; 7. 13-Cody Benyak[6] ; 8. 14-Steve Pocock[4]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[1] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[6] ; 3. 18W-Cory Ward[8] ; 4. 5-Jim McGrath[7] ; 5. D1-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 6. 9-Curt Inks[4] ; 7. 36M-Cory McCaughey[3] ; 8. 79-Andrew Lutman[5]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 7-Dana Frey[4] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[6] ; 3. 9-Curt Inks[3] ; 4. 79-Andrew Lutman[9] ; 5. 13-Cody Benyak[5] ; 6. 3-Andy Earnhart[7] ; 7. 14-Steve Pocock[8] ; 8. 22-Brandon Leighton[1] ; 9. 4S-Keith Sorg[2]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2]; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[3]; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6]; 4. 2-Matt Foos[1]; 5. 18W-Cory Ward[5]; 6. 5-Jim McGrath[4]; 7. 7-Dana Frey[16]; 8. 36M-Cory McCaughey[17]; 9. 99X-Gene Portidge[11]; 10. 9-Curt Inks[18]; 11. D1-Dustin Keegan[15]; 12. 13-Cody Benyak[20]; 13. 79-Andrew Lutman[19]; 14. O1-Art Ball[7]; 15. 33-Jeff Ward[10]; 16. OO-John Ivy[9]; 17. 3X-Brad Keckler[8]; 18. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[12]; 19. 45M-Brian Melnek Jr.[14]; 20. 115-Ben Good[13] Hard Charger: 7-Dana Frey[+9]

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

 

 

BRADY SHORT DOMINATES LINCOLN PARK’S MSCS SHOW

Putnamville, IN - August 9, 2014 - Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, won Saturday night’s “Return to Putnamville IV” at the Lincoln Park Speedway. Short started alongside pole sitter Dave Darland and took over the lead on the third lap of a thirty lap event. He dominated the race from that point on, lapping all but 10 other cars.

Short’s win was his second in a row in MSCS competition. The next track on the MSCS schedule is Bloomington Speedway on Friday August 15th. The quarter mile oval serves as a home track for the former MSCS Champion. Short’s Maxim sprint car is owned by Cam Pottorff and sponsored by Indiana Stone Works. The victory was career victory number ten with MSCS!

Dave Darland continued to run second using a higher line to circle the 5/16th mile oval. Half way through the event, with lapped cars becoming prevalent, Chad Boespflug passed him. Boespflug was fast and steady. The green remained out and stayed out the entire 30 laps. Drivers had to earn every inch in competition. There were still 5 lapped cars between Boespflug and the leader by the final couple of laps. Boespflug was now being challenged by Robert Ballou. Ballou took the second spot just ahead of the checkers.

Chad Boespflug was third after a very competitive run, Dave Darland protected a fourth place finish, and Kevin Thomas Jr. finished fifth. Ballou’s run from 8th to 2nd earned him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race award. He was the highest finisher of three drivers that improved six positions. Casey Shuman and Kyle Cummins were the other two drivers but they started farther back in the field. A.J Hopkins and Jeff Bland Jr. improved five spots each. The event featured racing all through the field without causing one incident. Twenty-one of the forty-four drivers present started the race. Jeff Bland took advantage of an MSCS provisional starting spot to race.

The second five for the feature consisted of a talented group including Shane Cottle, Brent Beauchamp, Casey Shuman, Max McGhee, and MSCS points leader Kyle Cummins. C.J. Leary was eleventh earning him the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award for the event.

Chad Boespflug won the first heat. The win earned him the most passing points for the night. Shane Cottle won the second heat. Other heat race winners included Robert Ballou, Brent Beauchamp, and C. J. Leary. Rod End Supply sponsors heat race contingencies. The two 12 lap B Mains ultimately became victories for Joe Ligouri and A. J. Hopkins. Dalten Gabbard and Ethan Fleetwood took the all important runner-up finishes which put the final two transfers into the feature event and a chance to win the $3,000 top prize.

The next big event involving the MSCS Sprint Cars will be the “Summer Doubler” at Bloomington Speedway Friday evening August 15th. The feature will also pay $3,000 to win. The event is sponsored by the IU Surplus Store. Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, IN August 9, 2014

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series:

First Heat - 57 Chad Boespflug, 41Dave Darland, 85Mike Terry Jr., 3c Kyle Cummins, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 1c Kent Christian, 6p Chris Phillips, 02 Nick Hale, 2g Pat Giddens

Second Heat - 2e Shane Cottle, 21k Casey Shuman, 18a Jarett Andretti, 6rr Joe Liguori, 14h A.J. Hopkins, 15 Ethan Barrow, 98 Brandon Morin, 5m Matt McDonald, 38p Seth Parker

Third Heat - 12 Robert Ballou, 21 Carson Short, 77 Daron Clayton, 2h Brian Hayden, 11 James Lyerla, 42 Conner Donelson, 31 Buddy Lowther, 6 Bill Rose, 12g Chris Gurley

Fourth Heat - 34 Brent Beauchamp, 9k Kevin Thomas Jr., 17 Max McGhee, 18w Travis Welpott, 11a David Applegate, 7f Ethan Fleetwood, 74 J.T. Stapp, 15 Aaron Farney, K9 Ray Kenens

Fifth Heat - 30 C. J. Leary, 11p Brady Short, 5 Dalten Gabbard, 28 Brandon Mattox, 4c Daylan Chambers, 75 Lee Dakus, 4b Donny Brackett, 32 Garrett Abrams

B Main One - 6rr Joe Liguori, 5 Dalten Gabbard, 15 Ethan Barrow, 2h Brian Hayden, 4b Donny Brackett, 15f Aaron Farney, 12g Chris Gurley, 2g Pat Giddens, 6p Chris Phillips, 42 Conner Donelson, 75 Lee Dakus, 31 Buddy Lowther, 11a David Applegate, 5m Matt McDonald, DNS

B Main Two - 14h A. J. Hopkins, 7f Ethan Fleetwood, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 18A Jarett Andretti, 4c Daylan Chambers, 6 Bill Rose, 1c Kent Christian, 32 Garrett Abrams, 98 Brandon Morin, K9 Ray Kenens, 11 James Lyerla, 02 Nick Hale, 74 J. T. Stapp, DNS, 38p Seth Parker, DNS

Feature (30 Laps) - 11p Brady Short, 12 Robert Ballou, 57 Chad Boespflug, 41 Dave Darland, 9K Kevin Thomas Jr., 2E Shane Cottle, 34 Brent Beauchamp, 21k Casey Shuman, 17 Max McGhee, 3c Kyle Cummins, 30 C.J. Leary, 77 Daron Clayton, 14h A.J. Hopkins, 28 Brandon Mattox, 21 Carson Short, 04 Jeff Bland, 85 Mike Terry Jr., 5 Dalton Gabbard, 6rr Joe Liguori, 7F Ethan Fleetwood, 18w Travis Welpott

 

 

Humphrey wins first career UMP Modifed feature - Bumgardner and Short celebrate birthdays with victories

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE — Brady Short and Carlos Bumgardner Sr. celebrated their birthdays in victory lane at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night, but Jake Humphrey’s part might have trumped both of them as the Bloomington native picked up his first career UMP Modified feature win. Short followed up a Midwest Sprint Car Series win Aug. 2 at Haubstadt with another series victory this weekend. The Columbus, Ind. resident dominated early and then held off a charge over the final few laps from Robert Ballou and Chad Boesflug to take the $3,000 winner’s share. A week after Humphrey ran well, threatened the leader over much of the race before slipping back a couple of spots over the final couple circuits, Humphrey got stronger as the race went on to get his first victory. Humphrey crossed the finish line ahead of Kenny Carmichael Sr., who duked it out with Roy Bruce Jr. over the first half of the A-main. Tyler Cain passed Aaron Fields while taking the white flag and then outraced him to the finish line to earn another UMP Super Stock victory. In the bomber features, Tim Wright held off C.J. Bryan and David Wallen for the win in the first A-main and Bumgardner won his ninth feature of the season to cap the evening. Short had a unique challenge in the sprint car feature as his Indiana Stone Works No. 11p was down a cylinder before the race even began. The crew took one of the spark plugs out before pushing off for the feature, but it didn’t matter. Short took the green flag alongside Dave Darland with Kevin Thomas Jr. and Shane Cottle a row behind them. Short fended off Darland early and began to open up a solid gap just five laps into the race. Meanwhile, Thomas and Boesplug were side-by-side with Cottle and CJ Leary behind them. Just 11 laps in, Short was already into lapped traffic as Boesplug tried to reel him in ahead of Darland, Thomas and Ballou. Kyle Cummins started 16th, but was becoming a factor by the halfway point. By lap 18, Boespflug had made up some ground in lapped traffic, but several laps later, Short broke free and extended his lead once again. Ballou was a rocket over the final 15 laps, advancing all the way to second after making a slider stick in turn three with Boesfplug. Ballou would come home second ahead of Boesfplug, Darland, Thomas, Cottle, Brent Beauchamp, Casey Shuman, Max McGhee and Cummins. Carmichael and Bruce put on the early show in the UMP Modified feature with some door-to-door racing. However, following a re-start at the halfway point, Humphrey blasted forward from the sixth spot into a challenge for the lead. Humphrey moved alongside Carmichael as Bruce slipped back to the bottom as Wes McClara fought for third ahead of Roger Mills. With five laps left, Humphrey grabbed the lead and was able to work the high side to pick up the victory ahead of Carmichael, Bruce, Carmichael Jr. and McClara. Tyler Cain added his 16th super stock win of the season, which in turn helped him extend his UMP national points lead over second-place Aaron Fields. Ironically, Fields led most of the race, fighting off Steve Peeden early before Cain got by him on the final lap at LPS. Peeden would eventually suffer a flat tire and retire to the pits setting up Cain for his last lap pass as Scott Carrington locked up third-place followed by Doug McCullough and Josh McDaniel. In the final two features of the evening, Wright broke free of a three-way fight for the lead with Bob Farris and Blake Cross. John Grenier and Cross made contact on lap eight, which sidelined Grenier and sent Cross to the pits with a flat tire. Once the field took the green once again, Wright got by Farris and then held off Bryan and Farris as Wallen advanced to third-place at the finish ahead of Kemp and Ron Smith. In the second feature, early leaders A.J. Smith and Tyler Neal made contact and went to the tail as Bumgardner inherited a lead he wouldn’t relinquish. James Walters came home with a solid second-place run ahead of Jordan Almanza, Neal and Cody Wright. This weekend will feature the make-up date for the 27th running of t he Putnamville Clash.

Lincoln Park Speedway Midwest Sprint Car Series feature 1. Brady Short, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Chad Boespflug, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 6. Shane Cottle, 7. Brent Beauchamp, 8. Casey Shuman, 9. Max McGhee, 10. Kyle Cummins, 11. CJ Leary, 12. Daron Clayton, 13. A.J. Hopkins, 14. Brandon Mattox, 15. Carson Short, 16. Jeff Bland Jr., 17. Mike Terry, 18. Dalton Gabbard, 19. Joe Liguori, 20. Ethan Fleetwood, 21 Travis Welpott

UMP Modified feature 1. Jake Humphrey, 2. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 3. Roy Bruce Jr., 4. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 5. Wes McClara, 6. Roger Mills, 7. Gary Ricketts, 8. Brent Hudson, 9. Elijah Heminger, 10. Matthew Smith, 11. Doug Arnold, 12. Tom Houk, 13. Gary Hayden, 14. Craig Conyer, 15. Jeff Deckard, 16. Donald Kiger, 17. Damon Harrell, 18. Dan Lewellen

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Tyler Cain, 2. Aaron Fields, 3. Scott Carrington, 4. Doug McCullough, 5. Josh McDaniel, 6. Paul Wright, 7. Josh Boller, 8. Jonathan Newgent, 9. Travis Heramb, 10. Steve Sutliff, 11. JR Watkins, 12. David Daniels, 13. Dennis Morgan, 14. Steve Peeden, 15. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 16. Jeremy Stierwalt, 17. Kenny Fields, 18. Chris Campbell, 19. Josh Fagg, 20. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 21. James Pfeiffer Sr.

Bomber feature 1 1. Tim Wright, 2. C.J. Bryan, 3. David Wallen, 4. Kevin Kemp, 5. Ron Smith, 6. Bob Farris, 7. Mark Dickerson, 8. Michael Thompson, 9. Megan Cavaness, 10. Tom Plemons, 11. Tom Courtney, 12. Chucky Walden, 13. Blake Cross, 14. John Grenier Jr., 15. Jerry Hutto, 16. RJ Pruitt, 17. Jeff Beggs, 18. Aaron Acres

Bomber feature 2 1. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 2. James Walters, 3. Jordan Almanza, 4. Tyler Neal, 5. Cody Wright, 6. Kyle Krupa, 7. Donald Smiley, 8. Josh Presley, 9. A.J. Smith, 10. Eric Miller, 11. Justin Massie, 12. Raymond Funkhouser Jr., 13. Lenny Krupa III, 14. Jack Campbell, 15. Michael Williams, 16. Curtis Fouts, 17. Casey Davis

 

 

Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND wins " The 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals" earning the big purse of $150,000. to win,

(Knoxville, Iowa, 08/09/2014) Another historic event is now in the books, after Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, driving the Tony Stewart Racing #15 sprint, drove an incredible race to score his eighth Knoxville Nationals victory, in this very prestigious "54th FVP Knoxville Nationals event on this 1/2 mile semi-banked dirt oval track at Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA

World of Outlaw Sprint car driver, Schatz is currently leading in the 2014 Season WoO Sprint Car Series points race. Schatz shows a confidence when he races that definitely perfects his ability.

"You need to start with a good package, making right decisions, hard work and more, when you race. I have confidence every where we go. Some times you make mistakes. You have to work at it always to stay on top. This is the reward for the effort everyone on this team puts into our race team. Thanks go out to everyone involved in making this win possible, Tony Stewart Racing, Knoxville Speedway, STP, all of our sponsors and all the fans who support Sprint Car Racing, everywhere." said Schatz.

Brian Brown of Grain Valley, MO, gave it all he had, hoping that this time, he would capture the win of the Knoxville Nationals. Brown came into tonight's event after having won the Thursday night qualifying feature, plus having also won the 360 Sprint Car, Knoxville Nationals, the week before this event. Brown definitely is a great competitor. Brown has scored multiple podium finishes at the Knoxville Nationals and this season crossed the start checkered line, for his great second place finish.

"It is a disappointment, we wanted to win. We had a heck of a run. Congratulations to Donny." Brown went on to say, " I'm so happy to be here tonight and look forward to coming back next year, to try again. Once I passed Donny at the top of the track, to lead a couple of laps, I thought that the top might just give me the edge. You really need to be focused, keep winning races. We've came close many times and perhaps maybe a little closer this time. I'm proud of what we have accomplished. You need to be confident, I want to thank all of our Sponsors, all of my team and all the great fans who make racing possible." said Brown.

Earning his very first Knoxville National's podium finish is Kerry Madsen of St. Marys, (NSW) Aus. who also races the WoO Sprint Car points season

"We just couldn't be prouder. It's just been so fantastic. It takes a lot to have a podium finish. It makes me feel like it's just going to get better. It's so fantastic to be on the podium at the Nationals. This event is definitely a challenge, it's just overwhelming and again, I'm just so proud to be here. I want to thank all of our sponsors, this great facility and all the fans." said Kerry Madsen.

With over one hundred Sprint Car teams turning out, for this huge Knoxville Raceway event, you have to know just how competitive the Knoxville Nationals are and just making it into the "A" Main event is definitely a feat to be proud of and it certainly is a great accomplishment. In fact every single team that travels to the Knoxville Nationals event, deserve recognition for their great efforts in this huge event. This is the 54th Knoxville Nationals and you just have to recognize the huge amount of people who work so hard to make this happen. Brian Stickle, General Manager and Promoter, has always represented Knoxville, with a smile, doing everything in his power to make it a congenial and exciting visit. A big "Thank You" to all the people at Knoxville Raceway for making this one of the greatest experiences in dirt track racing.

Craig Dollansky of Elk River, MN raced from a seventh place start to score in fourth, Justin Henderson of Tea, SD was fifth followed by Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN, Stevie Smith, Broken Arrow, OK, Cody Darrah, Red Lion, PA, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, earned a transfer from the "B" Main to start twenty-third in this feature to race to his thirteenth place finish and is the Hard Charger of this race. Fourteenth went to Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK, David Gravel, Watertown, CT, Sam Hafertepe, Jr, Sunnyvale, Texas, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci NSW - AUS, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OH, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, PA, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN.

"B", "C", "D" and "E" Main, finishes are as follows: Top four finishers from each of these Main's earn transfers.

"B Main": (Twenty-two laps): Brooke Tatnell, Clint Garner, Brad Sweet, Lee Jacobs, Greg Hodnett (PA), Lucas Wolfe (PA), Jason Johnson (LA), Ian Madsen (AUS), Jeff Swindell (TN), Don Droud, Jr. (NE), Danny Lasoski (MO), Bronson Maeschen (IA), Davey Heskin (MN), Cole Wood (CA), Dale Blaney (OH), Danny Dietrich (PA), Matt Moro (IA), Bill Balog (WI), Greg Wilson (OH), Bud Kaeding (CA), Jon Ajan (IA), 7TAZ Tasker Phillips (IA), Wayne Johnson (IA), Sheldon Haudenschild (OH).

"C" Main: (Fifteen laps): Dale Blaney, Greg Wilson, Danny Lasoski, Bud Kaeding, Cole Wood, Brandon Wimmer (IN), Jac Haudenschild (OH), Dusty Zomer (SD), Chad Kemenah (OH), Jack Dover (NE), Danny Holtgraver (PA), James McFadden (AUS), Jason Sides (TN), Seth Brahmer (NE), Andy Gregg (CA), Randy Hannagan (IN), Gary Taylor (WA), Caleb Helms (OH), Rico Abreu (CA), Brent Marks (PA), Steve Kinser (IN), Tony Bruce, Jr. (OK), Brad Loyet (MO), Jason Meyers (CA).

"D" Main: (Twelve laps): Brad Loyet, James McFadden, Jason Meyers, Jason Sides, Brady Bacon (OK), Colby Copeland (CA), Johnny Herrera (NM), Lynton Jeffrey (NM), Trey Starks (WA)Austin Johnson (IA), Josh Hodges (IA), Mike Moore (IA), Dustin Selvage (IA), Josh Schneiderman (IA), Glen Savukke (AUS), Jimmy Light (PA), Chris Martin (IA), Chris Shirek (ND), Dustin Clark (IA), Ed Lynch, Jr. (PA), Kaley Gharst (IL), Paige Polyak (OH), Cap Henry (OH), Danny Smith (OH).

"E" Main: (Ten laps): Jimmy Light, Chris Martin, Dustin Clark, Danny Smith, Logan Schuchart (PA), Jason Tostenson (MN), Rob Kubli (IA), Austen Wheatley (WA), Curtis Evans (MO), Tyler Courtney (IN), Bob Weuve (IA), Kody Kinser (IN), Jacob Allen (PA, Kory Crabtree (OH), TJ Peterson (IA), Kevin Ingle (SD), Dakota Hendrickson (NE), Skylar Prochaska (MN). (Hendrickson & Prochaska did not start this race).

In summation, every single Driver and Team, gave it all that they had, some of the very best drivers didn't make it into the "A" Feature. Every Driver and Team, who make it to the Knoxville Nationals,contribute to the success of all that it is. So much credit goes to all of these teams that come from far and near, to race the National's. Thanks to all of you for helping to make this happen. I "Kudos" also go out to all the fans who support this event, through thick and thin. Remember with out the fans, just what would racing be all about. It is a great gathering with great people. Hope to see you all back here at the 55th Knoxville Nationals.

 

 

Weir, Hesson, Sawmiller, and Iiams Win At Waynesfield

August 9, 2014

Clear blue skies was a welcoming sight at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio after mother nature toyed with the 1/3rd mile in previous weeks. Coming off the Jack Hewitt classic, non wing drivers were presented with yet another opportunity to take bragging race and show the traveling boys whose track it truly is. Jack Hewitt was once again on hand with his two-seat sprint car giving race fans the ride of their life trailing the A-main field in the opening laps. With the super moon overhead, racing under the lights seemed to be extra exciting on Richmond Gear night at the races.

The premiere event of the night featured a showdown between the local Buckeye Machine Non Wing sprints and the invading competitors of the Lane Automotive MTS sprints from Michigan. Top runners in the MTS traveling series were on hand for their chance to take the Waynesfield trophy and Richmond Gear prize pack back with them north. Thirty seven cars eventually signed in for the state rivalry with only twenty scheduled to take the green flag. The night started on a rough note when the 1H of Kevin Hawk tumbled end over end down the backstretch during warmups. Hawk was removed from the vehicle alert and talking with safety personnel. For his safety, Hawk was transported by ground to the hospital for a further evaluation. At the time of this release, no further information is known. All updates on his condition will be made available on the WRP website. Track management ask for everyone to send prayers to Hawk and his family during this difficult time.



In B-main action, Tyler Hewitt and Adam Cruea came away with transfer spots in the first B-main. Luke Hall and Mike Miller were able to do the same in the second B-main determining the starting field for the 25 lap Ohio vs Michigan feature. The 12 of Kent Wolters and the 23S of Kyle Simon led the field to the green flag with Scott Weir and Joss Moffatt looking on from row two. At the drop of the green flag, cars began to scatter all over the racing surface showing fans how exciting the race would be early on in the event. Kyle Simon led the opening lap with Wolters, Weir, and Moffatt closely behind. Those drivers got so close taking the field three wide out of turn four for the lead. The battle for the lead continued into turn one with no one letting the lead get away from them. Moffatt had his taste of the lead following the three way scuffle. Moffat lead the field until the yellow flew with just three laps in the books for the 53 of Steve Little. Little’s car came to stop on the top side of turn two prompting the caution. On the restart, the top four once again took the battle for the lead seriously and formed another cluster of cars all going for the lead. This run would not be as excited as the battle remained two wide. Cars came to a screeching halt near the halfway point with the 69R of Adam Cruea, who raced his way in through the B-main, flipped down the front stretch. Cruea climbed out from behind the wheel under his own power and walked back to the pits. During the cleanup, Tyler Hewitt elected to head to the hot pit to make repairs. He rejoined the rear of the field on the restart. With laps winding down, Scotty Weir made his run for the lead. Lap 21 was the money lap for Weir as Moffatt got caught up with lap traffic on the cushion. Weir put the 18S on the bottom sliding right by the 5J claiming the lead. Scotty Weir would go on to take the win. Moffatt finished in second with Mike Dunlap finishing third after making a late race run. The magic man Mike Miller picked up the hard charger award advancing double digits in the A-main.



The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts hit the track for their 15 lap feature. Justin Durflinger was scheduled to start on the pole when his car was called in as a scratch to race control. With Durflinger a no-go for the start, Jeff Zwiebel moved up to start with the 518 of Jordan Iiams. As the green waved, Iiams took off like a veteran wheel man leading the opening lap. Lucas Fuller overtook Zwiebel for the second spot early on before the Yoder squad began to move in. Kolton Waughtel threw his 71 into the mix battling with almost everyone on the racing surface. Harvey Yoder began to challenge his brother David for a spot inside the top five. Yoder squared was able to pick up another position as Waughtel began to fade just a bit. Lucas Fuller was able to hold off a hard challenging Yoder with laps winding down. Jordan Iiams had a good lead over the field and took the victory. David Yoder picked up dual honors finishing in the runner up spot and the hard charger award. Lucas Fuller finished in third. The top three drivers picked up extra money from Best Performance Motorsports. Iiams also walked away with a nice prize pack courtesy of RIchmond Gear.



The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints put on one killer show during their 20 lap feature event. Jake Hesson in the 5J and Riley VanHose in the 96 led the field to the green flag. The sprints did not even clear turn two when the red flag flew for the 42 of Ty Tilton who went over the banking in turn two. The car created a pathway in the Waynesfield corn field lining the track in turn two. Titlon climbed out of the car under his own power free of any injuries. Tow trucks had to get creative on how to remove the 42 from the corn field and bring the car back up the banking. The 39 of Cole Robertson also spun in the process exiting turn two. On the restart, Jake Hesson took the early lead shuffling VanHise back to second. It only took a few laps until lap traffic started to build creating some obstacles for Hesson. The lap traffic did not seem to faze him as Dunham and Winks could not pick up as much ground on the top spot as they wanted. As the halfway point closed in, the yellow flew for the 13 of Patrick Mead who came to a stop on the top side of turn one. The caution was just what VanHise needed as he jumped into the lead on the restart. VanHise started to pull away but was caught up to when second, third, and fourth place drivers turned some of the fastest lap times of the night. With cross flags displayed, a three wide battle developed exiting turn three returning the lead to the 5J of Hesson. VanHise began to fall like a rock as his second place spot faded further and further away. The following lap showed another yellow as VanHise stopped on the top side of turn two with a steering issue. He was not able to be pushed and required a wrecker escort off the racing surface. Second place was not the place to be as Rob Winks found himself in a similar situation as VanHise. Just after the restart, Winks pulled his number 55 into the infield giving up his second place spot. Two cautions would follow involving Brad Racer and Cole Robertson. The finals restart was unsuccessful for Chase Dunham as he made a nice move for the lead. Hesson would finish and collect his one way ticket to Best Performance Motorsports victory lane. Chase Dunham finished second with Rod Henning finishing in third. After failing post race inspection, Rod Henning was disqualified from the A-main. JR Wood advanced 14 spots to finish seventh picking up the Foz Speed Partz hard charger award.



Finally, the Block Insurance Tough Trucks took the track for 15 laps of action. Gabe Twining and Kevin Knittle led the field to the opening green flag. The field was stacked with drivers not commonly seen in the tough truck class, making the A-main extra racey. Twining took the early lead as Jerry Sawmiller and Roy Miller went door to door for second and third. Buzz Jacobs in the Hick’s number 33 looked on as the two went back and forth trading paint. Mike Sawmiller started on the outside of row three and decided to take a stab at the lead. The instinct paid off as Mike Sawmiller found himself in the top spot early on. Sawmiller would hold down the lead for the remainder of the race with help from him dad Jerry blocking the competition. Jacobs did manage to get around but did not have the power to challenge for the lead. Late in the race, Shane Jacobs went up on two wheels trying to gain a position in the middle of the pack. He commented about how much fun it was battling and hoped the fans got a kick out of the run. When the dust settled, Mike Sawmiller came away with the win. Buzz Jacobs finished in second with the second of the Sawmiller duo finishing in third. Aside from getting the win, Mike Sawmiller was also awarded the hard charger award.



Racing returns to Waynesfield Raceway Park next Saturday night, August 16 with another full program of racing including the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Agency Tuff Trucks and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. The night will also mark the second meet and greet between the fans and the drivers. All competitors in attendance will be signing autographs in the grandstands during intermission. Adult general admissions is just $12, Kids 11-15 are $6 with 10 & under FREE. Pit side gates open at 4PM and grandstand gates open at 5PM. Warm Ups are scheduled for 6PM with the first green flag flying at 7PM. Get all the latest information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, or by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.



Winners in all classes this week received some aid on their racing bills courtesy of the Contingency Connection awards program. Waynesfield Raceway Park is a proud Contingency Connection track with nearly $100,000 in contingency awards up for grabs in 2014! The program offers drivers product certificate coupons in addition to their weekly payout to help keep their racing costs low. More information on the Contingency Connection is available online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net or by speaking with a track official.



RACE RESULTS



Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (37 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5J-Joss Moffatt[8] ; 2. 2B-Mike Dunlap[2] ; 3. 14-Cooper Clouse[7] ; 4. 53-Steve Little[1] ; 5. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[10] ; 6. 14G-Gary Campbell[4] ; 7. 2X-Mike Galajda[9] ; 8. oo-Joey Irwin[5] ; 9. 5W-Jeff Williams[6] ; 10. 43G-Rob Guy[3] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 18S-Scott Weir[3] ; 2. 2-Dustin Ingle[6] ; 3. 32-Derek Hastings[9] ; 4. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[2] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[5] ; 6. 63D-Jim Dues[7] ; 7. 14C-Andy Conley[8] ; 8. 25B-Mark Blausey[1] ; 9. 9-Dave Disinger[4] Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 2. 19-Jimmy Snead[1] ; 3. 99-Todd Kane[7] ; 4. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[8] ; 5. 69R-Adam Cruea[6] ; 6. 5-Mark Silva[2] ; 7. 41J-Jeremy Powley[4] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[9] Heat 4 - Heat 4 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 12-Kent Wolters[2] ; 2. 2M-Logan Hupp[3] ; 3. 44-Micheal Fischesser[1] ; 4. o-Steve Irwin[7] ; 5. 9N-Luke Hall[5] ; 6. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 7. 72-Stratton Briggs[8] ; 8. 8-Lewie Christian[4] ; 9. 14D-Daryl Daurghtery[9] B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[1] ; 2. 69R-Adam Cruea[2] ; 3. 5-Mark Silva[4] ; 4. 17-Kevin Myers[8] ; 5. 41J-Jeremy Powley[6] ; 6. 2X-Mike Galajda[5] ; 7. 5W-Jeff Williams[9] ; 8. 14G-Gary Campbell[3] ; 9. oo-Joey Irwin[7] ; 10. 14D-Daryl Daurghtery[10] B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[4] ; 3. 24L-Lee Underwood[1] ; 4. 63D-Jim Dues[3] ; 5. 72-Stratton Briggs[6] ; 6. 14C-Andy Conley[5] ; 7. 43G-Rob Guy[10] ; 8. 8-Lewie Christian[8] ; 9. 25B-Mark Blausey[7] A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 18S-Scott Weir[3]; 2. 5J-Joss Moffatt[4]; 3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[5]; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[2]; 5. 2M-Logan Hupp[8]; 6. 19-Jimmy Snead[7]; 7. 2-Dustin Ingle[6]; 8. 82-Mike Miller[20]; 9. 9N-Luke Hall[18]; 10. 12-Kent Wolters[1]; 11. o-Steve Irwin[16]; 12. 44-Micheal Fischesser[12]; 13. 99-Todd Kane[11]; 14. 32-Derek Hastings[10]; 15. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[15]; 16. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[17]; 17. 14-Cooper Clouse[9]; 18. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[14]; 19. 53-Steve Little[13]; 20. 69R-Adam Cruea[19] Hard Charger: 82-Mike Miller[+12] Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (23 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 55-Rob Winks[3] ; 2. 5J-Jake Hesson[1] ; 3. OO-Michael Helterbran[5] ; 4. 81H-Anthony Haas[4] ; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[7] ; 6. 14-Gary Campbell[8] ; 7. 13-Patrick Mead[6] ; 8. 5-Dale Akiman[2] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 66-Chase Dunham[2] ; 2. 44-Ron Coleman[6] ; 3. 22B-Brad Racer[3] ; 4. 22-Gunnar Lucius[8] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 6. 50-Craig Stower[5] ; 7. E99-Gage Etgen[4] ; 8. 17-Darin Collins[1] Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 96-Riley VanHise[1] ; 2. 28H-Rod Henning[5] ; 3. 28J-Chris Bounds[2] ; 4. 39-Cole Roberson[3] ; 5. 11-Corey Bedwell[4] ; 6. 42-Ty Tilton[6] ; 7. 8JR-JR Wood[7] A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 5J-Jake Hesson[1]; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[3]; 3. OO-Michael Helterbran[7]; 4. 22-Gunnar Lucius[11]; 5. 28J-Chris Bounds[9]; 6. 28K-Ron Kimmel[13]; 7. 8JR-JR Wood[21]; 8. 4*-Tyler Street[14]; 9. 81H-Anthony Haas[10]; 10. 11-Corey Bedwell[15]; 11. E99-Gage Etgen[20]; 12. 22B-Brad Racer[8]; 13. 50-Craig Stower[17]; 14. 14-Gary Campbell[16]; 15. 39-Cole Roberson[12]; 16. 44-Ron Coleman[5]; 17. 17-Darin Collins[23]; 18. 55-Rob Winks[4]; 19. 96-Riley VanHise[2]; 20. 5-Dale Akiman[22]; 21. 13-Patrick Mead[19]; 22. 42-Ty Tilton[18]; DQ. 28H-Rod Henning[6] Hard Charger: 8JR-JR Wood[+14] Block Insurance Tough Trucks (16 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1W-Matt Twining[1] ; 2. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[3] ; 3. 37-Roy Miller[7] ; 4. 82-Kevin Knittle[2] ; 5. 710-Ben Werling[4] ; 6. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[8] ; 7. 28-Larry Fox[5] ; 8. 9X-Mike Grigsby[6] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 33-Buzz Jacobs[8] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[4] ; 3. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[3] ; 4. 25G-Gabe Twining[1] ; 5. 316-Ben Hower[5] ; 6. OJ-Shane Jacobs[6] ; 7. 8-JJ Butler[7] ; 8. 69-Ron Tousley[2] A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[6]; 2. 33-Buzz Jacobs[7]; 3. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[3]; 4. 20K-Bill Keeler[5]; 5. 37-Roy Miller[4]; 6. 1W-Matt Twining[8]; 7. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[11]; 8. 25G-Gabe Twining[1]; 9. 710-Ben Werling[9]; 10. 82-Kevin Knittle[2]; 11. 28-Larry Fox[13]; 12. OJ-Shane Jacobs[12]; 13. 9X-Mike Grigsby[15]; 14. 316-Ben Hower[10]; 15. 8-JJ Butler[14] Hard Charger: 1S-Mike Sawmiller[+5] Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (12 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 82-Harvey Yoder[2] ; 2. 95-David Yoder[4] ; 3. 74-Lucas Fuller[3] ; 4. 518-Jordan Iiams[6] ; 5. 85G-Nick Glasgow[1] ; 6. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[5] Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[2] ; 2. 71-Kolton Waughtel[1] ; 3. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[3] ; 4. 17-Justin Durflinger[5] ; 5. 34-James sorrell[4] ; 6. 3-Micheal Skeens[6] A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 518-Jordan Iiams[2]; 2. 95-David Yoder[6]; 3. 74-Lucas Fuller[4]; 4. 82-Harvey Yoder[8]; 5. 71-Kolton Waughtel[5]; 6. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[3]; 7. 66Z-Matt McKinnon[11]; 8. 34-James sorrell[10]; 9. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[7]; 10. 85G-Nick Glasgow[9]; 11. 3-Micheal Skeens[12] Hard Charger: 95-David Yoder[+4] 2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Heath Wins at Skagit Speedway

8/9/14

Alger, WA – Sun drenched Skagit Speedway saw Colton Heath pick up his second win of the season in the 360 Sprint Car division. The employees of both Janicki Industries/Janicki Logging and Fastenal were on hand to watch as Heath was joined in victory lane by Cory Samuelson in the Sportsman Sprints and Matt Powers in the Outlaw Tuners.

At the drop of the green flag in the 360 Sprint main, Justin Youngquist set out to the lead with Heath a couple of car lengths behind. Heath showed a nose off the bottom of turn two twice, but never got a big enough run as Youngquist was good off the top in turn two. The race was delayed three times in the early goind, with Steve James spinning out on lap two and five and Phil Schemenauer causing the final caution of the race with a spin in turn four on lap seven. The rest of the race went uninterrupted with Youngquist in front and Heath keeping him within striking distance until the pair reached traffic. With slower traffic looming on lap 14, Heath made a bold move again to the inside of turn one, and Youngquist, who was passing a slower car on the high side, drifted too far up track to make a solid exit on turn two. Heath powered down the back straightway and into the lead at the point, as he continued to try and pass slower traffic. Tayler Malsam was within five car lengths around lap 20, but Heath kept his cool and held on to win his second main event of the year and extend his points lead in the division. Malsam, last week’s 410 winner, settled for second and Jason Solwold made a bold move in the final frame to score third. Malsam was your fast qualifier. The two heat race wins went to Mike Bollinger and Luke Didiuk.

Cory Samuelson drove a masterful race in the Sportsman Sprint division. Starting on the outside pole, Samuelson, the 17 year old from Lake Stevens, blasted into an early lead and was never seriously challenged and caution flags on lap 8 and 12 kept him out of slower traffic for most of the event. Samuelson crossed the line on lap 20 to grab his second win of the year, followed by Tyler Fox and Cory Swatzina in the second and third positions. Steve Parker set quick time. Swatzina and Robbie Price won the heat races.

Matt Powers was also masterful in his navigation of Skagit Speedway in the Outlaw tuner division. Powers led every lap of the 17 circuit main event, with Brian Michelson and Brandon Berg hot on his tail for most of the contest. Powers hit his marks beautifully on the high side of the track in on e of, if not the only, rear wheel drive car in the division to score his first win in over a year. Berg passed Michelson late to claim second, relegating Brian to a podium finish in third. Heat race winners were Berg and Cliff Ballenger.

360 Sprint Cars Fast Time – Tayler Malsam 11.746 Heat 1 – Mike Bollinger, Tayler Malsam, Eric Fisher, Jason Solwold, Colton Heath, Brock Lemley, Steve James, Daniel Cernich Heat 2 – Luke Didiuk, Justin Youngquist, Steve Reeves, Matt Jensen, Cale Brooke, Zeth Custer, Phile Schemenauer Main – Colton Heath, Tayler Malsam, Jason Solwold, Justin Youngquist, Eric Fisher, Luke Didiuk, Mike Bollinger, Steve Reeves, Matt Jensen, Cale Brooke, Zeth Custer, Phil Schemenauer, Steve James, Brock Lemley Lap Leaders – Youngquist 1-13 Heath 14-25

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Steve Parker 12.649 Heat 1 – Cory Swatzina, Steve Parker, Cory Samuelson, James Bundy, Ashley Lewellen, Dave Mead, Brett McGhie, Bill Rude, Greg Otis Heat 2 – Robbie Price, Tyler Fox, Steve Kilcup, Kelsey Carpenter, Sean Johnson, Roger Oudman, Joe Lyon Main – Cory Samuelson, Tyler Fox, Cory Swatzina, Kelsey Carpenter, Robbie Price, Steve Parker, James Bundy, Greg Otis, Ashley Lewellen, Dave Mead, Clayton Sibley, Joe Lyon, Brett McGhie, Steve Kilcup, Sean Johnson, Roger Oudman, Daniel McGrew, Bill Rude Lap Leaders – Samuelson 1-20

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Cliff Ballenger, Becky Boudreau, Brian Michelson, Duane Warner, Howard Vos, Jason Butenschoen, Clint Meins, Tom Warner Heat 2 – Brandon Berg, Matt Powers, Tina Thibert, Pascal Warner, Patrick Adams, Adam Nelson Main – Matt Powers, Brandon Berg, Brian Michelson, Freddie Vela, Becky Boudreau, Cliff Ballenger, Patrick Adams, Pascal Warner, Tina Thibert, Adam Nelson, Jason Butenschoen, Howard Vos, Duane Warner Lap Leaders – Powers 1-17

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

August 9, 2014

RACE RESULTS

Richmond Gear Night

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (37 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5J-Joss Moffatt[8]

2. 2B-Mike Dunlap[2]

3. 14-Cooper Clouse[7]

4. 53-Steve Little[1]

5. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[10]

6. 14G-Gary Campbell[4]

7. 2X-Mike Galajda[9]

8. oo-Joey Irwin[5]

9. 5W-Jeff Williams[6]

10. 43G-Rob Guy[3]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 18S-Scott Weir[3]

2. 2-Dustin Ingle[6]

3. 32-Derek Hastings[9]

4. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[2]

5. 24L-Lee Underwood[5]

6. 63D-Jim Dues[7]

7. 14C-Andy Conley[8]

8. 25B-Mark Blausey[1]

9. 9-Dave Disinger[4]

Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 23S-Kyle Simon[3]

2. 19-Jimmy Snead[1]

3. 99-Todd Kane[7]

4. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[8]

5. 69R-Adam Cruea[6]

6. 5-Mark Silva[2]

7. 41J-Jeremy Powley[4]

8. 17-Kevin Myers[9]

Heat 4 - Heat 4 (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 12-Kent Wolters[2]

2. 2M-Logan Hupp[3]

3. 44-Micheal Fischesser[1]

4. o-Steve Irwin[7]

5. 9N-Luke Hall[5]

6. 82-Mike Miller[6]

7. 72-Stratton Briggs[8]

8. 8-Lewie Christian[4]

9. 14D-Daryl Daurghtery[9]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[1]

2. 69R-Adam Cruea[2]

3. 5-Mark Silva[4]

4. 17-Kevin Myers[8]

5. 41J-Jeremy Powley[6]

6. 2X-Mike Galajda[5]

7. 5W-Jeff Williams[9]

8. 14G-Gary Campbell[3]

9. oo-Joey Irwin[7]

10. 14D-Daryl Daurghtery[10]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[2]

2. 82-Mike Miller[4]

3. 24L-Lee Underwood[1]

4. 63D-Jim Dues[3]

5. 72-Stratton Briggs[6]

6. 14C-Andy Conley[5]

7. 43G-Rob Guy[10]

8. 8-Lewie Christian[8]

9. 25B-Mark Blausey[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 18S-Scott Weir[3]

2. 5J-Joss Moffatt[4]

3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[5]

4. 23S-Kyle Simon[2]

5. 2M-Logan Hupp[8]

6. 19-Jimmy Snead[7]

7. 2-Dustin Ingle[6]

8. 82-Mike Miller[20]

9. 9N-Luke Hall[18]

10. 12-Kent Wolters[1]

11. o-Steve Irwin[16]

12. 44-Micheal Fischesser[12]

13. 99-Todd Kane[11]

14. 32-Derek Hastings[10]

15. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[15]

16. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[17]

17. 14-Cooper Clouse[9]

18. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[14]

19. 53-Steve Little[13]

20. 69R-Adam Cruea[19]

Hard Charger: 82-Mike Miller[+12]

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Driver Autograph/Ovarian Cancer Awareness Night presented by JP Jewelers

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Main (50-laps): 1. 99 - Joey Payne, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 52 - David Danzer, 6. 22 - Pat Lavery, 7. 50 - Dave Gruel, 8. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 9. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 10. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 11. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 12. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 13. 68 - Michael Barnes, 14. 0 - Tim Snyder, 15. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 16. 18 - Howard Page, 17. 45 - Mike Barbera, 18. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 19. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 20. 90 - Kody Graham, 21. 01 - Dan Connors Jr, 22. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #52 - Dave Danzer

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #55 - Keith Shampine

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #99 - Joey Payne

Heat #1 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 52 - David Danzer, 2. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 0 - Tim Snyder, 6. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 7. 66 - Lou LeVea sr.

Heat #2 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 99 - Joey Payne, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 5. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 6. 18 - Howard Page, 7. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Heat #3 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 90 - Kody Graham, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 22 - Pat Lavery, 5. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 6. 45 - Mike Barbera, 7. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 8. 75 - Gene Lee Gibson

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers

Pathfinder Bank SBS Main (30-laps): 1. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 2. 93 - JJ Andrews, 3. 3 - Chris Proud, 4. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 5. 2 - Bobby Magner, 6. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 7. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 8. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 9. 27 - David LaTulip, 10. 57 - Danny Abt, 11. 21 - Rob Pullen, 12. 8 - Josh Kerr, 13. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 14. 73 - Alex Hoag, 15. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 16. 22 - Mike Bruce, 17. 9 - Jack Patrick, 18. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 19. 98 - Jason Simmons, 20. 76 - Scott Shafer, 21. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 22. 67 - Dave Cliff, 23. 54 - Camden Proud

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #01 - Dalton Doyle

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #02 - Jesse Bearup

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #22 - Mike Bruce

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #01 - Dalton Doyle

Heat #1 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 8 - Josh Kerr, 2. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 3. 57 - Danny Abt, 4. 54 - Camden Proud, 5. 3 - Chris Proud, 6. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 7. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 8. 76 - Scott Shafer

Heat #2 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 2. 93 - JJ Andrews, 3. 21 - Rob Pullen, 4. 9 - Jack Patrick, 5. 2 - Bob Magner, 6. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 7. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 8. 27 - David LaTulip

Heat #3 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 3. 98 - Jason Simmons, 4. 67 - Dave Cliff, 5. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 6. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 7. 73 - Alex Hoag

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: POIRIER, HUNSINGER, DICKIE, LAFANTAISIE, & ABRAHAMSSON TAKE WINS ON NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (August 8, 2014) – 129 drivers signed in to race on Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance "ESS versus Corr/Pak" night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday night. Steve Poirier, Ryan Hunsinger, Chris Dickie, Tyler Lafantaisie, and Patrick Abrahamsson visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE "ESS VS. CORR/PAK" NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 129

----------------------------------------------------------- EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS VERSUS CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (24 entries)

Steve Poirier added another notch in his Ohsweken Speedway belt by taking his 7th career feature win at the track in Friday's ESS vs. Corr/Pak event. The 25 lap feature began with a wild flip for 4th starter Jeremy Hughes which brought out the red flag before the first lap was completed. Hughes climbed uninjured from his heavily-damaged car. The remainder of the race ran uninterrupted. Kevin Ward, Jr. took the lead early, while Poirier moved from 10th to 5th on the first lap, and into 2nd by lap 5. Poirier drove around Ward and into the lead on lap 11, but gave the lead back to Ward on lap 14 when he hit a bump and nearly flipped in turn 1. Poirier retook the lead on lap 19, clinched the win a few laps later with a daring move to put several lapped cars behind him, and went on to win by 1.625 seconds over Ward, while Jason Barney, Mitch Brown, and Jeff Cook took top 5 finishes. Corr/Pak championship points leader Glenn Styres was the hard charger, after he moved from his provisional 23rd starting spot to finish 7th.

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 28fm Steve Poirier (10) 2. 13 Kevin Ward, Jr. (1) 3. 87 Jason Barney (5) 4. 10b Mitch Brown (8) 5. 10 Jeff Cook (9) 6. 19k Paul Kinney (2) 7. 0 Glenn Styres (23) 8. 77 Dain Naida (6) 9. 422 Etienne Girard (15) 10. 14h Jim Huppunen (12) 11. 11 Jamie Turner (3) 12. 5 Keith Dempster (13) 13. 90 Matt Tanner (18) 14. 98 Joe Trenca (7) 15. 2 Dave Axton (14) 16. 3r Shane Ross (19) 17. 99a Tim Axton (11) 18. 49 Todd Hoddick (20) 19. 5c Conor Mahoney (16) 20. 19 Cory Turner (21) 21. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (17) 22. 6 Curtis Gartly (22) DNF. 10j Jeremy Hughes (4) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Kevin Ward, Jr. (1-10, 15-18), Steve Poirier (11-14, 19-25)

HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 87 Jason Barney (Constantia, NY), 2. 19k Paul Kinney (Canastota, NY), 3. 28fm Steve Poirier (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC), 4. 99a Tim Axton (Aurburn, NY), 5. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 6. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 7. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne). Time - 2:21.930

HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 10b Mitch Brown (Brantford), 3. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 4. 13 Kevin Ward, Jr. (Port Leyden, NY), 5. 2 Dave Axton (Port Byron, NY), 6. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), 7. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), DNF. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken). Time - 2:23.059

HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 10 Jeff Cook (Antwerp, NY), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 3. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 4. 98 Joe Trenca (Clay, NY), 5. 422 Etienne Girard (Saint-Germain, QC), 6. 90 Matt Tanner (Stephentown, NY), 7. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 8. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford). Time - 2:24.805

B-FEATURE (10 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 3r Shane Ross, 2. 49 Todd Hoddick, 3. 19 Cory Turner, 4. 6 Curtis Gartly, 5. 0 Glenn Styres, DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra. Time - 2:28.422

PROVISIONAL A-FEATURE STARTERS: 0 Glenn Styres (Corr/Pak)

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (14 entries)

Ryan Hunsinger took his 4th feature win of the season on Friday, answering fellow championship contender Aaron Turkey, who was the most recent winner heading into the night. Hunsinger started 8th and got by Kyle Durnin to take the lead on lap 8, while Turkey got by Durnin for the 2nd spot on lap 9. Turkey started to cut into Hunsinger's lead in the late going, but ran out of time as Hunsinger took the win by 0.749 seconds. Turkey took 2nd, followed by Durnin, Jake Brown, and Dylan Westbrook. The race was red flagged twice as Ed Green and Greg Smulders flipped together in turn 4, while Paul Lang went for a wild ride in turn 1. All drivers were uninjured.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (8) 2. 68 Aaron Turkey (14) 3. 43k Kyle Durnin (3) 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (9) 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (13) 6. 55 Mike Thorne (2) 7. 00 Mark Czuba (12) 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (6) 9. 12 Brad Herron (7) 10. 18x Davey Boughton (1) DNF. 6L Paul Lang (4) DNF. 18 Josh Shantz (5) DNF. 54 Ed Green (10) DNF. 4 Greg Smulders (11) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Kyle Durnin (1-7), Ryan Hunsinger (8-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 2. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 3. 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne), 4. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 6. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), DNF. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle). Time - 1:32.796

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 3. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 6. 4 Greg Smulders (Dorchester), 7. 54 Ed Green (). Time - 1:32.533

 

 

Matus, Johnson, Swartzlander and Fosnaught victorious on Nostalgia Night

Sarver, PA (August 8, 2014) After years of either being rained out or suffering through sweltering heat, Nostalgia Night was finally privy to perfect weather and dozens of legendary drivers came back to the Action Track for the annual Nostalgia Night hosted by Don Gamble and his crew. With his Hall of Fame grandfather on hand and celebrating his 20th Birthday, Brandon Matus was hammer down around the top of both turns to win his second Peoples TWP Sprint feature of the season. Future Hall of Famers Davey Johnson and Brian Swartzlander held off young guns Jared Miley and Rex King Jr. to make their triumphant returns to Sheetz Victory Lane. And after a dramatic and disappointing finish to last week�s Pic-A-Part Sportsman feature, Jim Fosnaught dominated this week�s feature to record his fifth win of the season; the most in all of Fab Four Racing.

Michael Bauer and 2013 Track Champion Brandon Spithaler led the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprint field to the green flag and Spithaler took the early lead. By lap four, Matus was breathing down Spithaler�s neck and a restart was all the third-generation star needed to grab the lead. By lap 11, Spithaler briefly reeled Matus back in as he measured up the fast approaching lapped traffic, but once clear of the lappers, Matus pulled away again in clean air. Spithaler surrendered second place on lap 14 as he rolled into the infield due to overheating. Budweiser Points leader Carl Bowser dispatched Eric Williams late in the race for second, but could not track down Matus who drove away with his second win of the season and chipped away at Bowser�s points lead.

Bowser�s second place finish maintained a 40-point lead heading into the final two weeks of the season. Eric Williams raced home third ahead of Billy Dietrich and Mike Lutz. AJ Flick, Cory Good, Brent Matus, Michael Bauer and George Hobaugh Jr. rounded out the top ten. Dietrich and Williams ran away with heat race wins to start the night.

Local legends Chub Frank and Davey Johnson led the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Model field to green for the Dave Hoffman Memorial, but a slow roll to the green by Frank resulted in a huge pile-up behind him before several drivers could even take the green flag; Mike Pegher Jr. and Dan Swartzlander broke and were scored DNF even though they didn�t really even get to start. After a complete restart, Johnson took the lead around the top of turns one & two and Miley challenged Frank for second. By lap three, Miley got past Frank and started to reel in Johnson. Miley briefly took the lead on lap eight, but Johnson fought back and regained the lead on lap nine around the top of turns one & two. Unfortunately, a series of wrecks behind them spoiled what could have been an amazing race, but the finish was well worth the wait.

The final caution waved on lap 17 when longtime rivals John Flinner and Gary Lyle battled door-to-door in turns three & four and down the front chute, but eventually clipped Herman Bertolini who spun hard into the wall. The result was another multi-car pile-up and a red flag was shown to clear the wreckage. Chub Frank surrendered fifth by taking his car to the pits under caution, but did return to tail the field. On the restart, Johnson and Miley were on the front row, while title combatants Alex Ferree and Russ King rolled back to green from the second row. Johnson beat Miley to turn one and held the lead coming out of two and while Miley tried high and low at both ends of the Action Track, he never did find his way back around Johnson who rolled to Sheetz Victory Lane for the 11th time in his career. A longtime traveler, Johnson would surely be much, much higher on the all time wins list if he focused on local competition, but has been a fan favorite for decades and it�s always great to see him back in Sheetz Victory Lane. Especially happy to see him win was Mary Hoffman, wife of the late Hall of Fame driver Dave Hoffman whom the race was memorialized for.

Jared Miley chased him the whole way to the checkered flag for a second place finish ahead of Russ King, Alex Ferree and Michael Norris. John Garvin Jr. was sixth, Chub Frank recovered to finish seventh, Modified greats Brian Swartzlander and Dave Murdick finished eighth and ninth ahead of Ken Schaltenbrand in tenth. Alex Ferree and future Hall of Famer John Flinner won their respective heat races.

Just minutes after dueling in their respective Late Model rides, (owned by Jim Detman and Jim Pitkavish respectively), Brian Swartzlander and Dave Murdick hopped into their own Modifieds and resumed their battle in the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds. Murdick started outside Rex King Sr. and Swartzlander was right behind him on the second row flanking Jeremiah Shingledecker; two rows of heavy hitters. Murdick took the early advantage, but Swartzlander drove by him thundering off the exit to turn four to lead lap three. But on lap 11, Swartzlander uncharacteristically slid off the top of turn two and surrendered the lead to Murdick who looked like he would drive away with his third win of the season. Unfortunately, his drive shaft had other ideas and Murdick rolled to a stop on lap 21. Swartzlander inherited the lead he had lost 10 laps earlier, but was flanked by Budweiser Points leader Rex King Jr. on the restart. Swartzlander chose the outside of the front row and the decision paid off, as he rolled to his fourth win of the season and 85th of his Lernerville career to extend his All Time division lead.

Rex King Jr. would settle for a rock solid points night with a feature win and a second place finish. He carries a 28-point lead into the final two races of the season. Rex King Sr. followed his son to the checkered flag in third. Steve Feder turned in another top five finish in fourth ahead of Tom Winkle in fifth. Jeff Miller, Bob Warren, Carl Murdick, Rick Regalski and Rodney Beltz rounded out the Diehl Top Ten. Jeremiah Shingledecker (steering issues) joined Dave Murdick in the DNF category. Swartzlander and King Jr. were victorious in heat race action.

After a wild and wooly finish last Friday, the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman feature was relatively uneventful and Bud Points leader Jim Fosnaught dominated the 20-lapper to secure his fifth feature win of the season without being serious challenged. Fosnaught, like King, will carry a 28-point lead into the final two weeks of the season.

Aaron Easler prevailed over All Time Sportsman/Stock wins leader Joe Kelley for second after a spirited battle in the closing laps. Mark Sanders and Mike Miller turned in top five finishes, while Corey McPherson, Terry Young, Rob Shook, Pat Hanley and Brett McDonald rounded out the top ten. Joe Kelley, Mike Miller and Rob Shook checkered their respective heat races.

Next Friday, August 15 is Turner Dairy Farm Night and the makers of Pittsburgh�s favorite Iced Teas, will be on hand with samples in the TeaBird which will then pace the Fab Four features. Finally, the 2014 season will come to a close with Championship Night on Friday, August 22.

 

54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals

(Knoxville, IA, 08/08/2014) In a last ditch effort, Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK, racing the Larson Marks Racing #2 Sprint powered across the start finish line to score the win of the 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals twenty-five lap qualifying feature race.

"It just worked out for me. I was going to be happy finishing in second. We've had an up and down season. This is a testament to all my guys who have worked so hard. I'm excited to have this opportunity. I love this place and come here confident. I'm excited for this opportunity to race the Larson Marks Racing sprint. In the past it's been a hit and a miss, jumping from car to car. I can't imagine what it would be like, to be Donny Schatz. He shows confidence, like it's just another race for him. It shows he doesn't make mistakes. I have had podium finishes here, sat along side with Donny. I respect his ability and his confidence. You have to work for it. I want to win this." said Stewart. Stewart qualified fourth fast turning a 15.019 second lap, finished second in his Heat Race and started the "A" Main in sixth.

Having raced a near perfect race, Kraig Kinser of Bloomington, IN, raced from his second place start into the lead. K. Kinser had a great run, holding all at bay, until the last half of the last lap, when Stewart shot by.

"I wanted to win this but I'm happy with second, it's an accomplishment for me. I felt great around the end and then I heard Shane coming up along side me and I went back to the bottom. I have a great car. The bottom was the best, I had just made the mistake. It is what it is. We have good people behind us. This will help us tomorrow. We have a solid car and we're not that far off. Thanks to all my guys and sponsors." said K. Kinser. K. Kinser qualified thirteenth fast, finished second in the third Heat Race and started the "A" Main in second.

Mark Dobmeier of Grand Forks, ND crossed the start finish line in third, truly earning this podium finish.

Dobmeier led out the opening lap and raced in the top three throughout this twenty-five lap feature. " I raced the top" said Dobmeier, which was probably a good choice with K. Kinser racing the bottom in the lead.

Dobmeier drove a great race, clocking in fourteenth fast in qualifying, finished third in the fourth Heat Race, then earned a lead start in the "A" Main.

Fifty-two Sprints were in this qualifying race and were scheduled to race this event on Wednesday. With rain deciding that it would win out over all, the schedule had to be tweaked and this group were rescheduled to this Friday night show, with Thursday, qualifying race, running as planned.

Donny Schatz (ND), winner of seven Knoxville Nationals, crossed the line in fourth, but that was all he needed, since he had earned the most points during these qualifying events to earn the pole start in the big $150,000. to win, 54th Annual FVP Knoxville Nationals.

David Gravel (CT), was fifth, followed by Craig Dollansky (MN), who had set fast time, clocking in a 14.934 second run, the only driver in this field to score below fifteen seconds.

Seventh place went to Justin Henderson (SD), then it was, Brooke Tatnell (AUS), Lee Jacobs (OH), Danny Dietrich (PA), Don Droud, Jr. (NE), Greg Hodnett (PA), Daryn Pittman (OK), Davey Heskin (MN), Sammy Swindell (TN), Wayne Johnson (IA), Brad Sweet (CA), Randy Hannigan (IN), Tim Kaeding (CA), Tony Bruce, Jr. (OK), Greg Wilson (OH), Josh Hodges (NM), Jac Haudenschild (OH), Tim Shaffer (PA).

"C" & "B" Mains and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: (PLEASE NOTE: All times, finishes, etc. are unofficial)

"C" Main: Bronson Maeschen (IA), Dakota Hendrickson (NE), Lynton Jeffrey (IA), Josh Schniderman (IA), Austen Wheatley (WA), Jason Tostenson (MN), Kevin Ingle (SD), Dustin Clark, Bob Weuve (IA), TJ Peterson (IA), Kory Crabtree (OH), AJ Moeller (IA), Critter Malone (IN).

"B" Main: T. Kaeding, Pitman, Swindell, Sweet, Tasker Phillips (IA), Bud Kaeding (CA), Brady Bacon (OK), Brad Loyet (MO), Caleb Helms (OH), Andy Gregg (CA), Maeschen, Colby Copeland (CA), Jeffrey, Paige Pilyak (OH), Schniderman, Jacob Allen (PA), Danny Smith (OH), Johnny Herrera (NM), Glen Saville (AUS), Christopher Bell (OK), Hendrickson, Brian Paulus (IN), Jason Sides (TN), RJ Johnson (FL).

 

 

Bryan Howland Outsmarts Patriot Sprint Tour Field in Einstein Construction Group Showcase at Yates County

Rich Vleck, DUNDEE, NY, (August 8, 2014)- Since winning at McKean County in his first race of the season back in May, Bryan Howland has struggled to find the speed synonymous with his No. 51; but when he and his team brought out a trusted piece Friday Night he rekindled his form quickly.

Howland, 27, of Auburn, NY, led all 25 laps of the lone Patriot Sprint Tour event at Yates County Speedway in 2014, claiming the $2,000 Einstein Construction Group Showcase. It was the 25th win of Flyin’ Bryan’s Patriot Sprint Tour Career, but the first since the birth of his son, Bryson, just over a month ago.

“It was a good effort by all of our guys,” added Howland. “We pulled this car out of the back of the garage after we had some problems with our other car pretty much the whole season. I told the guys we’ve been making the mistake keeping this one tucked away, we should have been racing it all year long, and they got it dialed right in.”

Howland drew the ninth starting position in heat race two, but was able to drive up to a fifth place finish, good enough to qualify for the redraw. After landing the fourth starting spot in the A-Main, he was the highest starting driver that had won previously at Yates County, formerly known as Black Rock. On the initial start, the front row was deemed to have started early and were moved back a row, putting Howland on the outside pole, which made it easy for the Filtrec No. 51 to jump out front and stay there.

After a red flag on the initial start for a hard flip by Clint Ide, a long green flag stretch would ensue, with Howland being able to slice through lapped traffic seemingly with ease, but as the four-time series champion controlled the action out front, current series point leader Jared Zimbardi was busy closing the gap.

Zimbardi drew the eighth starting spot, but was able to move to third by lap nine, three laps later, “The Juice” took over the runner-up spot. On lap 18, Jared Fink got spun just in front of the leaders right in the middle of the track and Zimbardi had to do some impressive work to slam on the brakes, throw his No. 35 sideways and then straighten it out again to miss Fink’s No. 21F. Not only was he able to avoid the stopped car, but the yellow flag gave him an opportunity to restart right behind Howland. Howland had a plan for the restart though.

“I was trying to wait until the second (start) line to keep everyone slowed up,” reflected Howland afterwards. “I’m not sure if it worked but I saw Jared (pull up to the inside of him) off of two on the last restart, but I knew the way I was running through (turns) three and four that I had him covered there but I was nervous hitting lapped traffic again there at the end.”

On the final circuit, Howland made a swift maneuver to clear a final lapped car and give himself a cushion to hold off Zimbardi. It was the second career win for Howland in Dundee.

“It feels pretty good,” reflected Howland in Victory Lane. “Coming back here to the Yates County Speedway, it’s always fun, it’s always challenging and you know there is always going to be a tough group of cars so to pull off a win it’s pretty important.”

Zimbardi was pleased with the runner-up showing, especially considering that he had to come from eighth. He also noted that he recognized that historically, when Howland has a good car, he won’t make a mistake with it.

Completing the podium was Parker Evans, a rookie 360 competitor who has taken a liking to Yates County. After winning heat race one for his second heat race score of the year at the 4/10-mile oval, the Owego, NY youngster ran steady throughout the feature for his career-best finish.

After the final restart on lap 18, past YCS winners Justin Barger and Robbie Stillwaggon had their respective cars come to life. The duo would battle hard to the finish, with Barger just edging out the defending race winner at the finish line. Earlier in the night, Barger won his heat, while Stillwaggon scored the win in the Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash.

Danny Varin was impressive in his first career PST start, placing in sixth, just ahead of Kyle Drum, who was seventh a day after his 30th birthday. Steve Collins won his heat race at arguably his best track and finished in eighth. Teenager Jordan Thomas finished ninth in his first 360 start at YCS while veteran Don Adamczyk completed the top 10.

An impressive 27 sprint cars filed in to the pits on a perfect weather night. The qualifiers were without issue but in the feature, the red flag would have to be displayed twice, the first for B-Main Winner Clint Ide’s flip on the first lap. After the lone caution on lap 18, the restart saw Brad Knab’s front axle fold up and break his steering, leaving nowhere for Paul Habeck to go. Habeck’s No. 25H would have a hard flip. All drivers would walk away uninjured.

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Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 8/8/14, Yates County Speedway, DUNDEE, NY.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Bryan Howland (51), 2. Jared Zimbardi (35), 3. Parker Evans (61), 4. Justin Barger (5), 5. Robbie Stillwaggon (89), 6. Danny Varin (00v), 7. Kyle Drum (47), 8. Steve Collins (67), 9. Jordan Thomas (79), 10. Don Adamczyk (21), 11. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 12. George Suprick (87), 13. Dave Just (54J), 14. Scott Just (54JR), 15. Steve Glover (121), 16. Stan Zanchin (94), 17. Derek Jonathan (81), 18. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 19. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 20. Brad Knab (38), 21. Paul Habeck (25H), 22. Jared Fink (21F), 23. Scott Kreutter (10B), 24. Clint Ide (3).

Lap Leaders- Howland 1-25.

Provisional Starters: Jonathan, Glover.

Did Not Qualify (3): Graves, Lorenc, Wickham.

B-Main (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer to A-Main)- 1. Clint Ide (3), 2. Stan Zanchin (94), 3. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 4. Scott Just (54JR), 5. Dane Lorenc (00), 6. Derek Jonathan (81), 7. Steve Glover (121), 8. Dave Wickham (80), 9. Tyler Graves (25G).

Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Robbie Stillwaggon (89), 2. Scott Kreutter (10B), 3. Dave Just (54J), 4. Don Adamczyk (21), 5. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 6. Jordan Thomas (79).

Heats (8 Laps Each, TOP 6 TRANSFER TO A-MAIN)-

Race 1: EVANS, KNAB, ZIMBARDI, D. RUGGLES, DRUM, SUPRICK, A. Ruggles, Jonathan, Glover.

Race 2: COLLINS, KREUTTER, STILLWAGGON, THOMAS, HOWLAND, HUTCHINSON, Ide, Lorenc, Wickham.

Race 3: BARGER, VARIN, D. JUST, ADAMCZYK, HABECK, FINK, Zanchin, S. Just, Graves.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Zimbardi 1687, Collins 1494, Knab 1449, D. Just 1438, S. Just 1369, Jonathan 1360, Kreutter 1333, Lorenc 1313, Evans 1257, Graves 1245.

Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Point Standings (Top Five)- D. Just 21, Polyak 17, Knab 16, Eavns 14, Collins 12.

Hard Charger of the Season Point Standings (Top Five)- Polyak and Lorenc 31, Glover 27, Kreutter and S. Just 23.

 

 

54th FVP Knoxville Nationals

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646 Member of AARWBA (American Auto Racing Writers Broadcasters Assoc.)

(Knoxville, IA, 08/07/2014) The first qualifying race of the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals, had Brian Brown collecting yet another win, here, having won the 360 Nationals Title and now wins the opening qualifier night race event at the 410 Knoxville Nationals.

"We hadn't expected anything. The last month of racing has just been incredible. Donny Schatz, ( the current points leader in the World of Outlaws) at the Nationals is tough. Schatz just seems to have the Knoxville Speedway dialed in, continuously winning races, so we keep looking forward to winning a 410 race here. It's pretty special having won the 360 Nationals, it's also pretty special, to follow up with this win in tonight's 410 sprint car qualifying event. We've ran this same car in the last two Knoxville Nationals." said Brown. (Brown currently is in second place in the Nationals point system. Once all the teams have raced, earning their points, the points will determine how, where and when, these Drivers will be racing at the final day of this event, the #150,000 to win 54th Knoxville Nationals.

Taking second at the finish line, was Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

"I thought we were good. We managed to race through traffic and it was awesome. I thought I'd be able to hold Brian (Brown) off, but he had such a good car. I haven't raced 410 sprints much this season, maybe about six times. We hung in there and scored in second at the checkered flag. I want to thank my sponsors, Lone Star Speedway and Kaiser Aluminum Oil." said Hafertepe, Jr. (Hafertepe, Jr. is in fifth overall in the points race at this time.

Third place went to Kerry Madsen.

"We earned great points and I think we could have a good start Saturday" said K. Madsen

Madsen did in fact score great points and leaves this qualifying race with 491 points, which puts him currently in first place.

Collecting a fourth place finish was Terry McCarl, with Bryan Clauson rounding out the top five. Sixth went to Paul McMahan, followed by Jason Johnson, Joey Saldana, Clint Garner, John Agan, Ian Madsen, Cole Wood, Bill Balog, Matt Moro, Ryan Bunton, Jeff Swindell, Cody Darrah, James McFadden, Stevie Smith, Brandon Wimmer, Chad Kemenah, Kevin Swindell, Jack Dover, Sheldon Haudenschild.

With only about six laps left in this race, Kevin Swindell made contact with the wall, racing out of the second turn. The next thing you saw was Swindell's #71 sprint flipping, landing upside down, minus the top wing. Swindell climbed out on his own, walking away from the scene.

The "B" Main, "C" Main and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: (Please note: All times, finishes, etc., are unofficial)

"C" Main: Dustin Selvage, Rob Kobli, Kaley Gharst, Mike Moore, Cap Henry, Kody Kinser, Jimmy Light, Curtis Evans, Ed Lynch, Jr., Joey Moughan, Tyler Courtney, Skylar Prochaska..

"B" Main: Cody Darrah, Joey Saldana, Sheldon Haudenschild, Lucas Wolfe, Danny Lasoski, Gary Taylor, Dale Blaney, Rico Abreu, Brent Marks, Danny Holtgraver, Dusty Zomer, Steve Kinser, Jason Meyers, Seth Bramer, Austin Johnson, Kaley Gharst, Trey Starks, Mike Moore, Chris Shirek, Dustin Selvage, Chris Martin, Danny Lasoski, Logan Schuchart, Rob Kobli.

HEAT RACES:

Heat #1: Bill Balog, Jeff Swindell, Paul McMahan, Ryan Bunton, Logan Schuchart, Steve Kinser, Chris Shirek, Cody Darrah, Dustin Selvage, Mike Moore.

Heat #2: John Agan, Kerry Madsen, Bryan Clausen, Brandon Wimmer, Dusty Zomer, Rico Abreu, Stevie Smith, Trey Starks, Rob Kubli, Kody Kinser.

Heat #3: Jack Dover, Cole Wood, Matt Moro, Terry McCarl, Jason Meyers, Gary Taylor, Joey Saldana, Danny Holtgraver, Joey Moughan, Cap Henry.

Heat #4: Ian Madsen, Chad Kemenah, Jason Johnson, Brian Brown, Danny Lasoski, Austin Johnson, Dale Blaney, Seth Brahmer, Kaley Gharst, Jimmy Light.

Heat #5: Kevin Swindell, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Clint Garner, James McFadden, Brent Marks, Lucas Wolfe, Sheldon Haudenschild, Chris Martin, Ed Lynch, Jr., Curtis Evans.

 

 

Van Dam Victorious at Grays Harbor Raceway!

With the temperature close to the mid 80's, the weather was perfect for another night of racing at Grays Harbor Raceway. The 360 Sprint Car division Enumclaw's Henry Van Dam and Mike Romig of Vancouver would start on the front row of the 25 lap feature. The field would take the green, with Van Dam getting the early lead. Shelton's Jay Cole would move into the second position, but the red flag would fly for a double flip in turn four. Elma's Jason Reed, and Evan Margeson of Tacoma would both go for a wild ride. Everett driver Tyler Anderson would also spin to avoid the incident. Both drivers did walk away. On the restart Van Dam would get the lead again, with Cole, and Marysville driver Colton Heath moving around Cole for second. Heath would look to chase down Van Dam. Heath would look to the inside of Van Dam going into turn two a lap later, with Van Dam on the high side, and Heath on the bottom. Van Dam would get the advantage down the back stretch. Heath would look to try and take the lead out of turn four, but Van Dam had the momentum on the top side of the 3/8's banked clay oval.

Van Dam would continue to lead, with Heath, Cole, Romig, and Anderson running the top five. Anderson would battle with Romig for the fourth position for a few laps, eventually getting by Romig and setting his sights on Cole. Van Dam would continue to lead as he would hit lap traffic, with Heath right behind him, looking for an advantage through the lap traffic. The only caution of the feature would come out on lap 8 for Romig who would spin in the middle of turn three and four. On the restart, Heath would look to the inside of Van Dam for the lead going into turn one, but Van Dam once again had the momentum on the high side. Meanwhile, Anderson would get by Cole for third on that restart, Cole and Anderson would race side by side for about a lap, but Anderson would pull away.

Van Dam would start to pull away from Heath once again, and go on to win the 25 lap feature. Colton Heath, Tyler Anderson, Jay Cole, and Poulsbo driver Garrett Johnson would round out the top five. Van Dam and Romig would both pick up the heat races, with Evan Margeson setting quick time.

Fast Time: 50 Evan Margeson

Heat 1: 1. 33V Henry Van Dam, 2. 0J Jay Cole, 3. 50 Evan Margeson, 4. 15 Dan Dunlap, 5. Michael Hodel

Heat 2: 1. 22 Mike Romig, 2. 33 Colton Heath, 3. 97R Jason Reed, 4. 24 Tyler Anderson, 5. 3G Garrett Johnson

Feature: 1. Van Dam, 2. Heath, 3. Anderson, 4. Cole, 5. Johnson, 6. Hodel, 7. Romig, 8. Dunlap, 9. Margeson, 10. Reed

 

 

Southern Ontario Sprints

By Mike Bennett

South Buxton Raceway (Aug 2, 2014) - The threat of severe weather was around South Buxton Raceway earlier in the day Saturday. But no one saw a tornado coming – especially not Keith Dempster and Glenn Styres. The Ohsweken Speedway teammates were locked in a great battle for the lead but were swept up by the “Tilbury Tornado” Kyle Patrick. Patrick used the high side of the track and stormed his way past the leaders through turns three and four on lap 17 and went on to pick up his second career Southern Ontario Sprints feature win on his home track.

“It feels good, baby!” Patrick exclaimed after climbing out of his No. 33K machine.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been up here with the checkered flag in my hands for a feature … it feels really, really good to do it here,” said Patrick, whose only other SOS win at South Buxton came on June 18, 2005. Patrick started in the sixth position and ran fifth for 10 laps until finding a groove on the high side to get past both Brantford’s Mitch Brown and Lefroy’s Warren Mahoney to move into third. Meanwhile, Dempster and Styres battled door-to-door for the lead for several laps, allowing Patrick to quickly close the gap to make it a three-car battle for the lead. On lap 16, Patrick got a great run on the high side of the backstretch and carried his momentum into turn three and blew past both the second-place Styres and then the leader Dempster as they exited turn four. The caution waved for the only time two laps later and after the restart, Patrick drove away from the pack and was still pulling away when the checkered flag waved seven laps later. “We’ve been getting ready for this deal since last weekend,” said Patrick. He said he and his father Bill had been talking all week about how he always runs well at South Buxton but not quite good enough to win. “We’re good here, but we just run the bottom of the race track and that turns into a follow-the-leader-deal … you have to wait for luck. “(But) a quick race like this on a tight track, you have to make your own luck. “We knew if we were going to get this done, we’d have to do it on the high side,” Patrick said.

Dempster held on to finish second over Styres, who won the July 5 feature at South Buxton. Brantford’s Mitch Brown, who entered the night with a three-point lead over Styres, finished fourth while Port Stanley’s Chris Durand rounded out the top five. Patrick, the 2003 SOS rookie of the year, only runs a handful of races in the series. He finished fourth at Ohsweken and South Buxton on back-to-back nights July 4 and 5 in his only other SOS appearances this season. He runs the weekly Corr-Pak series at Ohsweken, where he is fourth in points with three heat race wins and a ‘B’ main victory along with a pair of seconds in ‘A’ mains.“If we’re going to get a win this year, I couldn’t be happier that we’re doing it in front of this crowd at our home track,” Patrick said. “We’ve got a lot of family and friends here … we’re probably gonna burn this place down tonight!”

Pit Stops - A total of 14 race teams made the second trip to South Buxton, as the threat of rain kept other drivers at home. Chris Jones, of Carrying Place, was fifth in the standings but did not make the trip south after his car was damaged in a race at Brockville last week. Jones won last August’s race when the SOS returned to South Buxton after a three-year absence.

- While it rained throughout the day all around the region, South Buxton only received a light 15-minute shower around 1 p.m.

- Patrick’s win was the fourth by a non-SOS regular this season as Hamilton’s Mike Kruchka and Welland’s Chris Steele won the Humberstone races and Steve Collins, of Belfast, N.Y., won at Ohsweken.

- Brown is three-for-three at Brighton, where the final three SOS dates will be run (Aug. 9, 30 and 31) while Styres’ win at South Buxton in July was his first at the track.

- Brown and Styres won the heat races, while Patrick was second to Brown in his heat.

- South Buxton’s other ‘hometown’ driver Adam ‘Batman’ West finished ninth in the feature after a fifth-place finish in his heat.

- Patrick joins West as the only active drivers with two SOS wins at South Buxton. Mahoney, Jones and Styres have one win each while Dempster has a Northern Summer Nationals victory.

- Mike Ling is the all-time South Buxton SOS winner with five victories, all coming in 1997-98.

- Patrick dedicated the win to a long-time race fan from Tilbury, Dave St. Louis, who died earlier this year. “I know he was watching down and probably had a hand moving us around out here,” Patrick said.

Entries 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, ON 2 Brad Lodge – Stouffville, ON 5 Keith Dempster – Alton, ON 7m Justin Martin – St. Thomas, ON 10 Bob Crawford – Sutton, ON 10b Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London, ON 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, ON 30 Adam West - Ridgetown, ON 33k Kyle Patrick - Tilbury, ON 43 Scott Sherk - Port Colborne, ON 66 Frank Baranowski – Hamilton, ON 67 Chris Durand – Port Stanley, ON 71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON

Heat #1 Results (8 laps) 1. 0 Styres (3) 2. 66 Baranowski (1) 3. 5 Dempster (4) 4. 67 Durand (2) 5. 7m Martin (6) 6. 71s Sliter (5) 7. 15 Ferrell (7)

Heat #2 Results (8 laps) 1. 10b Brown (1) 2. 33k Patrick (3) 3. 25 Mahoney (4) 4. 43 Sherk (2) 5. 30 West (6) 6. 2 Lodge (5) 7. 10 Crawford (7)

A-Main Results (25 Laps) 1. 33k Kyle Patrick (6) 2. 5 Keith Dempster (2) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (3) 4. 10b Mitch Brown (5) 5. 67 Chris Durand (7) 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (11) 7. 25 Warren Mahoney (1) 8. 7m Justin Martin (9) 9. 30 Adam West (10) 10. 2 Brad Lodge (12) 11. 10 Bob Crawford (14) 12. 66 Frank Baranowski (4) 13. 15 Mike Ferrell (13) 14. 43 Scott Sherk (8)

The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2014 partners: Speedway Motors, Wiseco Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, ImageFactor.ca, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Canadian Motorsports Expo, Sanderson’s Automotive and OnDirt.ca

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David Danzer Nets $10,000 as 28th annual Mr. Novelis Supermodified at Oswego Speedway; Russ Brown Blanks SBS Field for $1,500 Mr. SBS Title

By: Paul Murphy Oswego, NY. (August 2, 2014) - Hometown favorite Dave Danzer was Untouchable as he captured his second feature win of the season and the biggest win of his career. The young hot shoe did so in impressive fashion as he dominated the entire 75 lap main. Finishing some 10 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.

Danzer finally shook the gremlins that have plagued his new HAWK chassis that he debuted 4 weeks ago at the Steel Palace. Danzer's No.52 looked impressive straight out of the box setting some impressive laps in warm-ups week after week but mechanical issues would keep him sidelined come feature time. This week was a totally different story as Danzer ( who started forth on the grid) slid past early race leader Tim Devendorf on the low side between turns three and four just before the field came around to start the 5th lap. After taking the lead Danzer's car never skipped a beat as he put on one of the most dominating performances in recent memory. Lapping all but 6 cars as he just followed the 2nd through 6th place cars for the final 10 laps. Showing why he has earned the Title of “Mr. Supermodified 2014”.

As the field came to the green it was Brian Sweeney and Tim Devendorf pacing the 26 car field with Devendorf gaining the advantage exiting turn four on the initial start. Danzer would slip into third just behind Sweeney.

Danzer would rocket past Sweeney exiting turn 2 one lap later and immediately go to work on Devendorf for the top spot.

As the field came around to start the second circuit the 9th and 10th place cars of Randy Ritskes and Kody Graham brushed wheels exiting turn four. The contact sent Grahams Xtreme chassis No.90 hard into the front straight-away steel retaining wall nose first. Grahams car slid to a stop on the high side as car many car behind did a masterful job of avoiding the melee the took place in front of them. While Ritskes struggled to regain control of his Lock Crane Service No.37 coming down the front straight, Ritskes car was tagged from behind by Kody's father Ray Graham sending the No.37 into the foam in turn one. All three drivers were uninjured in the incident. All three cars would be out for the night, K. Grahams car had to be removed from the racing surface on a flat-bed while Ritskes car was taken off on the hook. R. Graham would pull the No.21 car into his pit stall nose first with front end damage.

On the restart it was Devendorf getting a good jump on Danzer entering turn three. But as the field came around to start lap four. Danzer made his presents felt as immediately went to work on the race leader. The two would battle entering turn three with the race leader Devendorf running the second groove in turn three while Danzer filling the low side. Danzer would pull alongside the race leader Devendorf between the turns. Danzer managed to gain a slight advantage by the time the duo exited turn four to start lap number five.

Danzer wasted little time showing his dominance as he quickly pulled out to a commanding lead over the rest of the field as he built up a straight-away lead by the time the field came around to complete lap 8.

As the field came to the line on lap 10 it was Danzer out front followed by Devendorf. Sweeney, Tim Snyder and Joe Gosek rounding out the top five.

Racing action was beginning to heat up behind the race leader (Danzer) as many of the top contenders began to work their way towards the front of the field from deep in the pack. The cars that looked to be making the most progress where the No.99 of Joey “The Jet” Payne and the No.68 of Michael “The Hustler” Barnes.

On lap 16 both Payne and Barnes slipped under the 7th place car of Keith Shampine entering turn one.

Three laps later the 4th place car of Snyder began to show smoke from the rear of the No.0 Snyder immediately though his hand in the air as he pulled to the low side of the racing surface exiting the racing surface end his evening pit side with mechanical issues.

By lap 20 Danzer lead continued to grow as the racing surface stayed green., While Devendorf continued to hold off Sweeney, Joe Gosek and Pat Lavery.

With 30 laps in Payne began to flex his muscle as he began to pick off cars at will. Payne’s first victim was the fifth place car of Lavery, Payne shot to the high side entering turn three taking away the position. Three laps later Payne would move past Gosek on the high side entering turn one to move up into forth.

On Lap 35 Payne went to the high side of Sweeney's No.3 entering turn one to take away the third position. The two battled behind a couple of lapped cars looking for room to get by. Payne maintained a slight advantage on the high side but he was stuck behind the lapped car of Hal LaTulip while Sweeney was on the rear bumper of Jerry Curran's No.24. As they exited turn two LaTulip moved up the racing surface to give Payne room. At the same time Sweeney looked to try to slid in behind Curran. Both Sweeney and Payne’s cars got to the same piece of real estate at the same time resulting in the two brushing wheels. Sweeney's car immediately started to slide up the racing surface and into the outside retaining wall exiting turn two. The force of the impact sent Sweeney's car airborne landing facing the oppicate direction on top of the roll-cage of the No. 99 of Payne. Sweeney’s car then pirouette off the rear tail section of Payne’s car coming to rest once again on the racing surface. Both cars sustained heavy damage in the incident, luckily both drivers were able to walk away from the accident scene under their own power.

The caution looked to be the only thing that could slow Danzer down. With the field tighten up once again, Danzer was out front followed by Devendorf, Gosek, Lavery and Michael Barnes rounding out the top five.

At the drop of the green Danzer once again showed why he was the man to beat on this evening as he quickly distanced himself from the second place car of Devendorf.

One lap later Gosek shot to the low side Devendorf going in turn one to take away the runner-up position.

That would be short-lived as on the ensuing lap Joe Gosek immediately pulled to the low side and into the pits with overheating issues.

On lap 43 Lavery slid by Devendorf on the high side exiting turn four to take away the runner-up position.

But by this time Danzer have once again checked out a full half straightaway ahead of his nearest competitor.

Barnes managed to slip by Devendorf ill handling car on lap 46. One lap later Bobby Bond managed to slip by Otto Sitterly and Devendorf to move up into the fourth position. Sitterly also managed to get by Devendorf for position as well.

As the track stayed green and laps continued to tick away Danzer's lead continued to grow.

While behind the race leaders the racing action continued. On lap 53 Barnes managed to slip under Lavery in turn two. Moments later Bond followed suit pushing Lavery back into the 4th.

With less than 10 laps remaining in the 75 lap main Danzer had worked his way up behind the sixth place car of Dave Gruel was at the tail end of a five car battle for position. Danzer had built up a 12 plus second advantage ahead of his nearest competitor. Danzer decided to conserve a little after the seen second-place car of Barnes entering turn one when he was exiting turn four. He knew then that it was time to step back ride it out over the remaining laps.

As the field came to the checkered it was Dave Danzer taking home the title of “Mr. Supermodified 2014”. He was followed across line by Barnes, Bond, Lavery and Sitterly rounding up top five.

“This car is awesome I didn't really get a chance to run it until tonight in the feature I was trying to be conservative it and save the tires, I knew Michael Barnes was coming and is probably one of the best drivers out here right now and he has one the best cars. I saw that he had moved up into second and I just tried to conserve myself in turn the end” Danzer said

When asked about the pressure of taking home Mr. Supermodified title and a $10,000 top prize Danzer replied “it's just a regular race for me. The pays not for me it's for my father so I just want the trophy”.

Michael Barnes came home a distant second, “ We had troubles with the car all day long. There is something going on with the car that we just haven't figured out yet. We kept it in one piece without any troubles that’s what it takes in a 75 lapper so I guess we will be happy with second. Our hats off to David he's had some bad luck with motors. I’ve been telling him all week that he was going to win this so that was his motivation.”

In the 35 lap Mr. Small Block Super feature it was Mannsville, NY. pilot Russ Brown taking home the $1.500 dollar top prize and the 2014 Mr. SBS title.

Brown came from his 12th place starting position to take the lead away from Jason Simmons with 4 laps remaining to claim his second victory in a row at the Steel Palace.

Things got off to a rough start in the SBS feature. As the field came to the green it was defending Mr. SBS Danny Abt with the advantage over Jesse Bearup going in turn one. But before the field could complete one circuit carnage broke out in turn three. It all started when the No. 73 of Alex Hoag went to go under No. 93 of JJ Andrews. The two touched wheels sending Andrew spinning from the field. As the car's scattered for racing room a parking lot quickly developed in turn three. When the dust settled 6 cars sat sideways between the turns including the SBS points leader Andrew Schartner.

This caution forced a complete restart a call from the tower deciding that it would be best to have a single file restart.

Drop of the green is Bearup in front followed by Abt, Josh Kerr, Jason Simmons and Anthony Losurdo rounding up top five.

Abt wasted little time getting past Bearup on the first circuit entering turn three.

One lap later Simmons move this Kerr take away the third position.

Simmons would then go to work number for the runner-up position, he would complete the pass on lap 4 as the two battled coming out of turn 2.

The racing action would come to a halt on lap 8. It started as the No.1 of Anthony Losurdo. Dave Cliff and Kerr battled three wide coming out of turn four. The cars of Losurdo and Kerr touched sending both cars hard into the outside retaining wall. The incident also collected 5 other cars forcing the track official to through the red flag allowing the track safety crew to clear the carnage.

On the restart it was Abt holding off the challenge from Simmons as the two battled for the top spot.

On lap 10 Simmons managed to get a wheel under Abt entering turn one to take away the top spot.

Behind them the car on the move was Brown. Picking off cars one per lap. Moving up into the top five by lap 11.

On lap 15 Cliff darted to the low side of Abt coming out of turn two to take away the runner up position. Brown followed suit getting past Abt by the end of the back straight away entering turn three.

At the halfway point Simmons followed by Cliff, Brown, Abt and Jack Patrick running in fifth.

Brown would slip under Cliff on lap 20 as the two exited turn 2 and take away the runner up position.

Brown would now go to work on the race leader Simmons, the two would battle bumper to bumper over the next 10 laps.

Browns opening came on lap 31 as Simmons drove it in a little hard entering turn one. Simmons car wiggled entering the turn the leaders car would then slide up the racing surface just enough to allow the second place car of Brown room on the low side, Brown would complete the pass and take away the top spot before the two exited turn 2 with only 4 laps remaining in the 35 lap main.

“ I over drove going into one and left an opening for Russ being the veteran that he is and as good as he is he took advantage of it and I got beat” Simmons said.

Brown would hold on for the win and the title “Mr.SBS 2014” as well as the check for $1,500 dollars.

Simmons came home a close second. Followed by Cliff, Patrick and Hoag rounding out the top five. Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

28th annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS presented by Davis Bros. Inc.

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

$10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified (75-laps): 1. 52 - David Danzer, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 47 - Bob Bond, 4. 22 - Pat Lavery, 5. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 6. 50 - Dave Gruel, 7. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 8. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 9. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr, 10. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 11. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 12. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 13. 24 - Jerry Curran, 14. 00 - Joe Gosek, 15. 99 - Joey Payne, 16. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 17. 6 - Dave Shullick Jr, 18. 55 - Keith Shampine, 19. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 20. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 21. 0 - Tim Snyder, 22. 45 - Mike Barbera, 23. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 24. 90 - Kody Graham, 25. 21 - Ray Graham, 26. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr.

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #01 - Dan Connors Jr.

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #9 - Stephen Gioia III

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #52 - David Danzer

Heat #1 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 2. 00 - Joe Gosek, 3. 99 - Joey Payne, 4. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 5. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 6. 6 - Dave Shullick Jr., 7. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 8. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr.

Heat #2 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 0 - Tim Snyder, 2. 22 - Pat Lavery, 3. 21 - Ray Graham, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 50 - Dave Gruel, 6. 47 - Bob Bond, 7. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 8. 45 - Mike Barbera, 9. 01 - Dan Connors Jr.

Heat #3 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 52 - David Danzer, 2. 90 - Kody Graham, 3. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 4. 55 - Keith Shampine, 5. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 6. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 7. 24 - Jerry Curran, 8. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr.

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers

$1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS (35-laps): 1. 13 - Russ Brown, 2. 98 - Jason Simmons, 3. 67 - Dave Cliff, 4. 57 - Danny Abt, 5. 9 - Jack Patrick, 6. 73 - Alex Hoag, 7. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 8. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 9. 93 - JJ Andrews, 10. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 11. 54 - Camden Proud, 12. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 13. 76 - Scott Shafer, 14. 21 - Rob Pullen, 15. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 16. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 17. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 18. 8 - Josh Kerr, 19. 2 - Matt Magner, 20. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 21. 22 - Mike Bruce, 22. 27 - David LaTulip, 23. 99 - Dennis Rupert

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #13 - Russ Brown

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #02 - Jesse Bearup

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #98 - Jason Simmons

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #57 - Danny Abt

Heat #1 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 98 - Jason Simmons, 2. 73 - Alex Hoag, 3. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 4. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 5. 67 - Dave Cliff, 6. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 7. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 8. 21 - Rob Pullen

Heat #2 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 93 - JJ Andrews, 2. 57 - Danny Abt, 3. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 4. 9 - Jack Patrick, 5. 13 - Russ Brown, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 8. 76 - Scott Shafer

Heat #3 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 27 - David LaTulip, 3. 8 - Josh Kerr, 4. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 5. 2 - Matt Magner, 6. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 7. 90 - Greg O'Connor

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO August 3, 2014

By: Dean Reichel

The curtain has drawn on the 2014 racing season at Double X Speedway. For 25 consecutive seasons the clay oval has provided fans and drivers from across the nation with a "hometown" version of Sunday Night Thunder. The final night of competition was highlighted by a veteran visiting victory lane along with the crowning of the champions in the point battles in each division. The mainstay of those 25 season has been the winged sprint cars and Sunday night saw another mainstay picking up the feature win. California, MO veteran Randy Martin has had some very strong runs this season in the sprint car division, running weekly in the #0 machine of car owner John Thoenen. Sunday night Martin was not to be denied as he earned the pole position for the feature event by having a strong run in his qualifying heat race. Leading the field to the green flag along with fellow heat winner Corey Nelson on the outside of row one and traveling veteran Mitchell Moore winner of heat three starting right behind him, Martin was able to take the lead on lap one and hold off the strong challenges behind him to secure the victory. Using all of the grooves on the racing surface Martin held off the early challenges of Nelson who was running a strong second for many laps until he was passed by another veteran of many seasons at Double X, Lanny Carpenter who made a strong run to claim second at the checkered flag. Young Nelson finished third with rookie Ricky Stangl claiming fourth. Fifth place went to Kyle Bellm, Mitchell Moore was sixth, California driver Tyler Blank, who had to change the rear end in his car after hot laps came from thirteenth the finish seventh, eighth went to TJ Muths, ninth was Curtis Boyer and tenth place went to first time sprint car competitor Kameron Key. Martin was joined on the front starightaway by Carpenter as the two veterans enjoyed another evening in the spot light at Double X. The B feature in the class was won by Taylor Walton. Joining Walton in transferring to the main event were Cody Baker, Brandon Imhoff, Nathan Ryun and Tyler Elliott who charged from 20th starting position in the A to finish 11th.

The Street Stock devision saw veteran John Clancy claim the victory over another driver very familiar with the clay at Double X, Steve Beach in second. First year driver Cole Henson finished a solid third with Dylan Bias and Blake Davidson rounding out the top five. Cole Graves, Destiny Dowell and Dale Berry completed the field. Berry and Beach claimed the heat race victories.

It was a stellar night for Gage Wineland as he picked up the win in the Hobby Stock feature event. After starting sixth on the grid Wineland moved past early leader Will Register on lap three and did not look back in claiming the victory. Register ran a strong second holding off first year driver Eddie Lavery III, Chuck Coffey was fourth and Cole Canada crossed the strip in fifth. Claiminf positions six through ten were Kevin Prall, AJ Wirts, Mike Schrader, Laura Atkinson and Rudy Wirts respectively. Heat races were won by Coffey and Register.

The 600cc Micro Sprints were on hand to fill out the card for the final event of the season and it was Mile Paulus standing tall in victory lane. Paulus led form the outset and was followed under the checker by Nick Schaefer, Scott Hathman, Quinton Benson and Ayrton Gennetten in the top five. Jordan Howell was sixth, Dean Hathman seventh, Brian Lunsford eighth, Clinton Boyles ninth and Kyle Schlotz rounded out the top ten. Heat races were claimed by Paulus and Schaefer.

After the evenings races were complete the awards were presented to the top point earners in each division that compete each week. In the Hobby Stock class the top tan in points were 1st Gage WIneland, 2nd Kevin Prall, 3rd Will Register, 4th Mike Schrader, 5th Chuck Coffey, 6th Eddie Lavery III, 7th Rudy Wirts, 8th AJ Wirts, 9th Laura Atkinson and 10th Rodger Deatherage. Perfect Attendance Awards for ths division were Gage Wineland, Kevin Prall, Mike Schrader and Rudy Wirts. Eddie Lavery III was crowned as the Rookie of the Year in the Hobby Stock class.

In the STreet Stock division eight driver were eligible for year end point awards. 1st John Clancy, 2nd Steve Beach, 3rd Cole Henson, 4th Dale Berry, 5th Chris Dunham, 6th Harlan Dowell, 7th Curt Turpin and 8th Jake Dent. John Clancy and Cole Henson were onored for their perfct attendance and Cole Henson was named Rookie of the Year for 2014.

In the winged sprint cars which had some of the highest car counts this season in recent memory, 14 driver earned point awards for their efforts this year, Champion in the division was Jonathan Cornell, 2nd Kyle Bellm, 3rd Randy Martin, 4th Tyler Blank, 5th Corey Nelson, 6th TJ Muths, 7th Taylor Walton, 8th Evan Martin, 9th Brad Ryun, 10th Ricky Stangl, 11th Lanny Carpenter, 12th Tyler Elliott, 13th Casey Baker and 14th AJ Wirts. Perfct attendance awards went to Kyle Bellm, Randy Martin, Tyler Blank and TJ Muths. Ricky Stangl was honored as the Rookie of the Year in the Sprint Car division.

The People's Choice award, voted on by the fans for their favorite driver went to Kevin Prall from the Hobby Stock division and Glen and Linda Burligame were given the award for Outstanding Service to DOuble X.

After the awards ceremony the fun races for the year were run. In the Hobby Stock division the Powder Puff race was won by Tanya Canada with a turn four, last lap pass.Second was Shelley Fisher, third was Rachael Crowder and fourth was Ellie Wirts. The mechanics race in the Hobby Stocks ws claimed by Craig Halderman, Jason Johnson was second and Dillon Davenport was third.

The 600cc Micro Sprint Powder Puff was also won with a turn four last lap pass by Kelsey Brauner. Second was Vonnie Lewis and third went to Sasha Sullivan. The mechanics race in this division was won by Daniel Steen over Adam Skinner and Troy Schlotz.

The Street Stock Mechanics race was won by Jimmy Rogers, second was Ryan Middaugh and third was Gage Wineland.

In the Sprint Car division, only the mechanics race was contested with Richard Brainard picking up the win, Ricky Bland was second, Rudy Wirts was third and Tom Kreisel was fourth.

The final race of the night was the "Family Tradition" race for three generation of the Brown family of Marshall. Young Ben Brown claimed the victory over second grandfather Davis Brown and Ben's dad Frank Brown in third.

Double X Speedway track owners and operators Kyle and Carol Wirts and the entire staff say "Thank You" all of the fans and competitors, sponsors and support personnel for the making the 25th season of Sunday Night Thunder a resounding success, and we all look forward to having you join us for the beginning of the 26th seaon in 2015.

Results--

Winged Sprint Cars- Feature- 1. 0-Randy Martin; 2. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 3. 34-Corey Nelson; 4. 24S-Ricky Stangl; 5. 77-Kyle Bellm; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore; 7. 75-Tyler Blank; 8. 65-TJ Muths; 9. 72-Curtis Boyer; 10. 93-Kameron Key; 11. 49E-Tyler Elliott; 12. 38-Cody Baker; 13. 15-Taylor Walton; 14. 43-Frank Brown; 15. 4-Brandon Imhoff; 16. 49B-Ben Brown; 17. 9-Casey Baker; 18. 18X-Nathan Ryun; 19. 1X-Brad Ryun; 20. XX-AJ Wirts

B Feature- 1. Walton; 2. Cody Baker; 3. Imhoff; 4. N. Ryun; 5. T. Elliott; 6.10-Will Register; 7. 48-David Brown; 8. 75X-Broc Elliott (DNS)

Heat 1- 1. Martin; 2. Carpenter; 3. B. Ryun; 4. Boyer'; 5. Blank; 6. Walton; 7. D. Brown; 8. Cody Baker Heat 2- 1. Nelson; 2. Muths; 3. Stangl; 4. B. Brown; 5. F. Brown; 6. Imhoff; 7. N. Ryun; 8. Register Heat 3- 1. Moore; 2. Bellm; 3. Key; 4. Casey Baker; 5. Wirts; 6. B. Elliott; 7. T.Elliott

Street Stocks- Feature- 1. 8-John Clancy; 2. 10-Steve Beach; 3. 31C-Cole Henson; 4. 43-Dylan Bias; 5. B-Blake Davidson; 6. 45-Cole Graves; 7. 29D-Destiny Dowell; 8. 05- Dale Berry

Heat 1- 1. Berry; 2. Clancy; 3. Henson; 4. Graves Heat 2- 1. Beach; 2. Bias; 3. Davidson; 4. Dowell

Hobby Stocks- Feature- 1. 12G-Gage Wineland; 2. 77-Will Register; 3. 4-Eddie Lavery III; 4. 171-Chuck Coffey; 5. 10X-Cole Canada; 6. 14-Kevin Prall; 7. XX-AJ Wirts; 8. 11-Mike Schrader; 9. 4A-Laura Atkinson; 10. 2X-Rudy Wirts; 11. 15-Katie Goodson; 12. 88-Rodger Deatherage; 13. 8-Bryan Alumbaugh

Heat 1- 1. Coffey; 2. Schrader; 3. Lavery; 4. Prall; 5. Goodson; 6. Alumbaugh; 7. Atkinson Heat 2- 1. Register; 2. Canada; 3. Wineland; 4. Deatherage; 5. R. Wirts; 6. AJ Wirts

600cc Micro Sprints= Feature- 1. 98P-Miles Paulus; 2. 9S-Nick Schaefer; 3. 56-Scott Hathman; 4. 15B-Quinton Benson; 5. 44-Ayrton Gennetten; 6. 3J-Jordan Howell; 7. 56H-Dean Hathman; 8. 8-Brian Lunsford; 9. 7JR-Clinton Boyles; 10. 749-Kyle Schlotz; 11. 75-Travis Arnold; 12. 3K-Kyle Spry; 13. 5-Paul Alberson; 14. 14L-Carl Lewis; 15. 88-Jimmy Dowell; 16. 3G-Garet Williamson; 17. 61-Jeremy Boyer; 18. 02-Austin Crane.

Heat 1- 1. Paulus; 2. S. Hathman; 3. Howell; 4. D. Hathman; 5. Dowell; 6. Alberson; 7. Boyles; 8. Crane; 9. Arnold Heat 2- 1. Schaefer; 2. Benson; 3. Lunsford; 4. Gennetten; 5. Schlotz; 6. Spry; 7. Lewis; 8. Boyer; 9. Williamson

 

 

Hupp and Leary score Buckeye Machine BOSS wins in Hoosier Doubleheader

Fantastic racing, packed grandstands, and overflow pit areas made up the theme for the Buckeye Machine BOSS doubleheader this weekend. "Lightning" Logan Hupp became the first driver to strike twice this season on the BOSS tour becoming the first repeat winner as he scored the win at the Whitewater Valley Speedway on Friday night. C.J. Leary scored his second career BOSS win on Saturday as he scored the victory in the "Jason Soudrette Memorial" at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

When the touring stars of BOSS rolled into Whitewater Valley on Friday night, it was the first time a large sprint car show had been at the facility in many years. A great field of 35 cars were on hand, much to the delight of the overflow crowd which was reportedly the largest in nearly 20 years at the track. Preliminary heats were won by Brandon Spithaler, Chase Briscoe, Jarrett Andretti, Logan Hupp, and Kevin Thomas Jr. The twin consolation races were taken by Dustin Smith and Joe Liguori. In heat race #4, Aaron Middaugh and Dallas Hewitt got together exiting turn 4, sending Middaugh into a wild series of flips down the frontstretch. Middaugh climbed out only shaken, but not seriously injured.

The 25 lap A-Main found BOSS regular Mike Miller on the pole with Kentucky driver Aric Gentry alongside. Logan Hupp and Jarrett Andretti made up row 2. At the drop of the green flag, it was the "Magic Man" Mike Miller who blasted to the early lead with Hupp in tow. Fans were on the edge of their seats however as Kevin Thomas Jr had started from the 7th spot and was clearly the man on the move.

Miller led through lap 6, but Hupp was able to wrestle the lead away to lead laps 7-10. Thomas made his way to the runner-up slot by lap 8 and had his sights set on the lead. Working lap 11, Thomas made his first bid for the lead and officially led the lap. However, a determined Logan Hupp battled back to regain the lead a lap later. What ensued from that point will go down in Whitewater Valley history as one of the most epic battles in track history as the pair traded slide jobs on the tight bullring, even through heavy traffic. In the end, "Lightning" Logan Hupp struck the hardest in picking up his second career BOSS win in the Marshall Motorsports #2m owned by Ray Marshall out of Forest, Ohio. Thomas held on for second with Mike Miller, Jarrett Andretti and Garrett Abrams rounding out the top 5.

The next night the series moved on to Lawrenceburg Speedway for an emotional night in honoring an original BOSS racer, in the 1st annual "Jason Soudrette Memorial". Another fine field was on hand, this time 36 cars strong, to honor the memory of the #44 driver who competed in the very first BOSS events in 2011.

Preliminary heats were won by Shawn Westerfeld, Michael Fischesser, Joe Liguori and C.J. Leary. The twin consolation events were taken by Garrett Abrams and Mike Miller. During heat race #3, a scary incident occurred when Landon Simon flipped in turn 1-2 completely destroying his car, but thankfully he escaped uninjured.

The main event was brought to green by C.J Leary and Brandon Spithaler. Leary wasted no time in establishing a dominant early lead, but Joss Moffatt appeared to be the fastest car on the track as he advanced from 6th starting spot to run 2nd by lap 4. The race's first caution flew on lap 6 when Adam Miller spun to a stop in turn 2.

On the restart, Leary was able to put a small gap between himself and Moffatt leaving Brandon Spithaler and Shawn Westerfeld in a fierce battle for 3rd. Behind that pair, a trio of other drivers were waging a titanic battle of their own as Jarrett Andretti, Joe Liguori and Logan Hupp ran inches apart on the high speed palace of Lawrenceburg Speedway.

The second caution flew on lap 10 when Garrett Abrams, Matt Goodnight and Tony Main all came to rest in a minor incident in turn 4. The 3rd caution came on lap 14 when Adam Miller spun again, ending his night.

With 11 laps remaining, Leary and Moffatt had established themselves as the pair who would settle the score and both were looking for their second career BOSS win at Lawrenceburg. Working lap #22, Moffatt appeared to have momentum and was setting up for a great lead battle when the race's final caution flew for T.J. Heil on the backstretch. Later Moffatt would say the caution was what he did not need.

The final 3 laps were victory laps for C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Indiana as Moffat held on for second. Jarrett Andretti prevailed in the war for the final podium spot and also was the Hard Charger of the night advancing 8 spots from his 11th starting position. Brandon Spithaler and Shawn Westerfeld rounded out the top 5. The rest of the top 10 were Logan Hupp, Michael Fischesser, Justin Owen, Dustin Smith and Drew Abel.

Next up for the BOSS series, they will travel to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio Saturday, August 16th for a makeup race from the July 26th rain out. Updated point standings will be released on Monday.

Event #11 of 16 Whitewater Valley Speedway - 8/1/2014

Buckeye Machine B.O.S.S 410 Sprints (35 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Burdette Builders (Sunman, IN): (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 2. 10-Aric Gentry[2] ; 3. 2G-Patrick Giddens[4] ; 4. 24M-Adam Miller[6] ; 5. 32M-Derek Hastings[5] ; 6. 5M-Bob McMillin[3] ; 7. Dillien Brannin[7]

Heat 2 - Lias Tire / American Racer (Indiana, PA): (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5B-Chase Briscoe[2] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 3. 59-Scott Hampton[1] ; 4. 04-Drew Abel[6] ; 5. 77-Dustin Smith[3] ; 6. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 7. 6-Cody Gardner[7]

Heat 3 - Fast Signs (Dayton OH): (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 18-Jarrett Andretti[3] ; 2. 15-Brandon Whited[5] ; 3. 0-Steve Irwin[2] ; 4. 3T-Tony Beaber[6] ; 5. 31-Chuck Wilson[1] ; 6. 97-Scott Hardman[7] ; 7. 27-Matt Brannin[4]

Heat 4 - Kistler Engines (Fremont, OH): (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2M-Logan Hupp[2] ; 2. 32-Garrett Abrams[6] ; 3. 69-Dallas Hewitt[3] ; 4. 6RR-Joe Liguori[5] ; 5. 3-Joe Butera[1] ; 6. 7x-Evan Gindling[7] ; 7. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[4]

Heat 5 - Indy Race Parts (Indianapolis, IN): (8 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr.[5] ; 2. 26-Justin Owen[1] ; 3. 4-Michael Fischesser[6] ; 4. 83-Adam Cruea[3] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[4] ; 6. 3J-Johnny Beaber[2] ; 7. 42-John Race[7]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 2. 24M-Adam Miller[1] ; 3. 83-Adam Cruea[3] ; 4. 5M-Bob McMillin[6] ; 5. 3T-Tony Beaber[2] ; 6. 3-Joe Butera[5] ; 7. 97-Scott Hardman[7] ; 8. 3J-Johnny Beaber[DNS] ; 9. 6-Cody Gardner[DNS] ; 10. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[DNS]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6RR-Joe Liguori[2] ; 2. 04-Drew Abel[1] ; 3. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 4. 31-Chuck Wilson[4] ; 5. 32M-Derek Hastings[3] ; 6. 7x-Evan Gindling[7] ; 7. 27-Matt Brannin[9] ; 8. 42-John Race[10] ; 9. 65-Dillien Brannin[8] ; 10. 53-Steve Little[DNS]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 2M-Logan Hupp[3] ; 2. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr.[7] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 4. 18-Jarrett Andretti[4] ; 5. 32-Garrett Abrams[5] ; 6. 15-Brandon Whited[9] ; 7. 10-Aric Gentry[2] ; 8. 59-Scott Hampton[12] ; 9. 69-Dallas Hewitt[14] ; 10. 0-Steve Irwin[13] ; 11. 2G-Patrick Giddens[11] ; 12. 4-Michael Fischesser[15] ; 13. 6RR-Joe Liguori[17] ; 14. 14-Chad Wilson[21] ; 15. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[10] ; 16. 24M-Adam Miller[18] ; 17. 83-Adam Cruea[20] ; 18. 26-Justin Owen[6] ; 19. 77-Dustin Smith[16] ; 20. 5B-Chase Briscoe[8] ; 21. 04-Drew Abel[19]

Bonus Award Winners:

The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH - "Hard Charger" - Chad Wilson (+7) - $50

Lynn Cook "a racer's friend" of Dayton, OH - "Hard Luck Award" - Dustin Smith - $50

Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair - "Steel Block Award" - not claimed - $50

Rusty & Cap McClure of Ashland, OH - "Lucky Pill Draw" - Jarrett Andretti - Free Pit Pass/Hot Dogs for Crew

Lias Tire of Indiana, PA - "American Racer Bonus Award" - Michael Fischesser - Free Tire

Hoosier Tire Midwest - "Hoosier Tire Bonus Award" - Logan Hupp - Free Tire

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Event #12 of 16 Whitewater Valley Speedway - 8/2/2014

Buckeye Machine B.O.S.S 410 Sprints (36 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Burdette Builders (Sunman, IN): (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[1] ; 2. 2M-Logan Hupp[4] ; 3. 10-Aric Gentry[6] ; 4. 26-Justin Owen[8] ; 5. 32-Garrett Abrams[5] ; 6. 13E-T.J. Heil[2] ; 7. 39-Matt Goodnight[9] ; 8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[3] ; 9. 14-Shawn Miller[7]

Heat 2 - Lias Tire / American Racer (Indiana, PA): (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 4-Michael Fischesser[1] ; 2. 5J-Joss Moffatt[5] ; 3. 24M-Adam Miller[2] ; 4. 04-Drew Abel[9] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 6. 32M-Derek Hastings[3] ; 7. 11-David Applegate[7] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[4] ; 9. 320-George Willard[8]

Heat 3 - Elliott Custom Trailer Sales (Warsaw, IN): (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6RR-Joe Liguori[2] ; 2. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 3. 18-Jarrett Andretti[3] ; 4. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 6. 31-Chuck Wilson[9] ; 7. 51-Ronnie Combs[7] ; 8. 97-Andy Fike[6] ; 9. 24-Landon Simon[8]

Heat 4 - Fast Signs (Dayton, OH): (8 Laps - Top 4 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 30-C.J. Leary[6] ; 2. 83-Adam Cruea[5] ; 3. 71-Dwayne Spille[2] ; 4. 74-Tony Main[8] ; 5. 5-Bob McMillin[1] ; 6. 44-Jeff Harriss[3] ; 7. 7x-Evan Gindling[7] ; 8. 25-Eric Semple[4] ; 9. 42-John Race[9]

B-Main #1 - Indy Race Parts (Indianapolis, IN): (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 32-Garrett Abrams[1] ; 2. 39-Matt Goodnight[5] ; 3. 13E-T.J. Heil[3] ; 4. 14-Chad Wilson[2] ; 5. 31-Chuck Wilson[4] ; 6. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 7. 14M-Shawn Miller[9] ; 8. 97-Andy Fike[8] ; 9. 51-Ronnie Combs[6] ; 10. 24-Landon Simon[DNS]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 3 transfer to the A-feature) 1. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 2. 5-Bob McMillin[2] ; 3. 7x-Evan Gindling[6] ; 4. 44-Jeff Harriss[4] ; 5. 11-David Applegate[5] ; 6. 32M-Derek Hastings[3] ; 7. 3-Joe Butera[7] ; 8. 25-Eric Semple[8] ; 9. 320-George Willard[9] ; 10. 42-John Race[10]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 30-C.J. Leary[1] ; 2. 5J-Joss Moffatt[6] ; 3. 18-Jarrett Andretti[11] ; 4. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[2] ; 5. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[3] ; 6. 2M-Logan Hupp[5] ; 7. 4-Michael Fischesser[7] ; 8. 26-Justin Owen[13] ; 9. 77-Dustin Smith[15] ; 10. 04-Drew Abel[14] ; 11. 6RR-Joe Liguori[4] ; 12. 82-Mike Miller[18] ; 13. 32-Garrett Abrams[17] ; 14. 7x-Evan Gindling[22] ; 15. 74-Tony Main[16] ; 16. 39-Matt Goodnight[19] ; 17. 5-Bob McMillin[20] ; 18. 44-Jeff Harriss[23] ; 19. 13E-T.J. Heil[21] ; 20. 83-Adam Cruea[8] ; 21. 24M-Adam Miller[10] ; 22. 10-Aric Gentry[9] ; 23. 71-Dwayne Spille[12]

Bonus Award Winners:

The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH - "Hard Charger" - 18 Jarrett Andretti (+8) - $50

Lynn Cook "a racer's friend" of Dayton, OH - "Hard Luck Award" - Chad Wilson - $50

Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair - "Steel Block Award" - not claimed - $50

Rusty & Cap McClure of Ashland, OH - "Lucky Pill Draw" - Aaron Middaugh - Free Pit Pass/Hot Dogs for Crew

Lias Tire of Indiana, PA - "American Racer Bonus Award" - Brandon Spithaler - Free Tire

Hoosier Tire Midwest - "Hoosier Tire Bonus Award" - C.J. Leary - Free Tire

 

 

Past Champions and Clean Sweeps at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 8-2-2014

Vintage stock cars were parked behind the grandstands for spectator’s enjoyment and PDTR recognized past champions during intermission. Clean Sweep is when a driver wins his heat and A-Main event.

Johnsonville Sausage Late Models rumbled out first with Russ Scheffler and Tim Buhler setting the pace for 25 laps. Scheffler shot out into the lead over Buhler while Brad Mueller was trying to hold off Mitch McGrath for third. Buhler was passed a few laps in by Mueller on the outside. Eric Michaels left to the attention of his pit crew and was unable to return. Mueller then put his sights on Scheffler for the lead and passed him on the outside on lap 13. McGrath caught Scheffler and looked to his inside before Scheffler charged back into second. Lap 20 Mueller is working his way past lapped traffic allowing McGrath to slide past Scheffler for second. Crossing the checkers first with a clean sweep for the evening was Brad Mueller, few car lengths back was Mitch McGrath (Waukesha), Russ Scheffler (Waukesha), Jim Schmidt (Cleveland) and Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah). Hard charger passing 4 cars was Jim Schmidt. (Misfortunes in the late model class from the previous night, plus two scratches from earlier evening activities resulted in lower division count this evening.) Heat Winners: Brad Mueller (Random Lake) and Brian Gilles

Leading the field to the green were Dan Sorce and Roger Lee for the Feldmann Sales and Service Grand Nationals. Dan Sorce managed to hold off Lee and led lap 1 followed by his brother Don Sorce Jr. James Pagel lost his battle over eighth position to Kevin Lubach. Jonathon Singer left to the attention of his crew unable to return. Dan Sorce continued to pull away from the field and at the halfway point he had a front stretch lead. Caution for Tim Simon and Aaron Stolp realigned the field for a final restart. A rocket fast Dan Sorce held onto the lead over brother Don, while Roger Lee had his hands full trying to hold off Luke Scholten driving for Scott Houpt. Tyler Kulow left to the attention of his crew for a flat tire. Kevin Lubach slid past Steven Weber to take over sixth. Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis) fell second to brother Dan Sorce (Franklin) as the double checkers waved followed by Roger Lee (Windlake), Luke Scholten and Jeff Lammers (Plymouth). Hard Charger passing 9 cars was Jeff Lammers. B-Main: Dick Hed (Plymouth), Brad Lubach (Kiel), Brian Cesar (Sheboygan) and Mark Kufuss (Sheboygan) Heat Winners: Dan Sorce (Franklin), Tim Simon (Fond du Lac) and James Pagel (St. Cloud)

Aldog-Honald Mechanical Sprints were pushed off next competing for an increased purse. Front row consisted of Paul Pokorski and Jim Melis. Great seeing Jim Melis back after his wild ride last week. On the green flag Todd King got a little crossed up hopping the infield tires and cutting through the infield between turns 1 & 2. Pokorski controlled the field for lap one of thirty with Shane Wenninger behind. Brandon McMullen worked his way around Kyle Martin. Pokorski guided the field until the only caution waved for Rusty Egan having trouble on the backstretch and retiring to the pits for the evening. Wenninger took control of the field on lap thirteen and Goeden was in hot pursuit. Lap 20 Goeden caught Wenninger and were side by side until Goeden skillfully passed on the outside for the lead. Kurt Davis finally managed to sneak past Josh Walters for sixth position. Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) crossed the checkers first making it two in a row followed by Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Travis Luedke (Plymouth) and Tim Haddy (Waupun). Hard Chargers both passing 7 cars were Donny Goeden and Randy Sippel. B-Main: Ken Jay Fiedler (Sheboygan Falls), Doug Wondra (Oakfield), Rusty Egan (Round Lake Heights, IL), Tim Melis (Plymouth), Todd King and Randy Sippel (Elkhart Lake) Heat Winners: Al Schlafer (Sussex), Travis Luedke (Plymouth), Tim Haddy (Waupan) and Donny Goeden (Kewaskum)

Outaw Compacts rolled trackside next with Donny Welch and Brody Rivst leading the field to the green. Brody was back in his car this week, not missing a beat jumping out into the lead early. Scott Schlafke battled with Rivst until passing to take over the lead. Mark Kufuss driving for Jonathon Otte passed James Rautmann for fifth place. Cody Pankow retired to the pits with mechanical issues. Schlafke reeled in lapped traffic trying to keep Rivst at bay. Coming to the white flag lap Brody broke his back tire off and continued on. Crossing the checkers first was Scott Schlafke (Cleveland) finishing second was Chris Maas (Oakfield) followed by 3 wheeling Brody Rivst (Sheboygan), Justin Erickson (Plymouth) and Mark Kufuss (Sheboygan). Hard Charger passing 5 cars was Randy Ostermann. Heat Winners: Scott Schlafke (Cleveland) and Chris Maas (Oakfield)

Leroy Ostrowski and Butchie Hafemann lead the Super Mods to the green flag. Ostrowski’s lead was short lived when Hafemann passed him to lead lap 2, Ostrowski rallied back to take control and lead lap 3. Johnny Fahl motored past Hafemann for second with Dennis Klumb in tow. As the checkers flew it was Leroy Ostrowski crossing first followed by Johnny Fahl (Brown Deer), Dennis Klumb (Adell), Butchie Hafemann (Campbellsport), Bill Lemkuil (Waldo) and Roy Stern (Hustisford). Heat Winner: Butchie Hafemann (Campbellsport)

Trophy sponsorship for the evening was Surkhe Insurance. Please join us next week for a full PDTR program and extra purse for Feldmann Sales and Service Grand Nationals. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Hall, Shelby, Hammett and Youngman score at Knoop Memorial

Marysville, CA. MRP’s biggest stock car race of the season was won by Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby Saturday night. It was the second annual Billy Knoop Memorial Race. Oroville’s “Hammer Down” Heath Hall roared to another dominant victory in the MRP Winged Sprint Car class. Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett won the Hobby Stock main event and Grass Valley’s Brett Youngman returned to victory lane in the MRP Wingless Sprint Car closer. Knoop was a popular, good natured MRP Super Stock Car champion who lost his life in a motorcycle traffic accident in 2012.

Shelby was simply the class of the field as he held onto the lead with smooth consistent laps all race long. His victory thrust him into the point lead of the division. Arch rival Corey Hall also of Yuba City, who came into the event tied with Shelby for the title finished fourth.

“Iron Man” Cort Dozier kept Shelby honest throughout the contest, but, in the end, Shelby stayed in control with Dozier finishing in second ahead of James Castleberry who came across in third.

The race was filled with long green flag segments on the superbly prepared MRP clay. With temperatures approaching triple digits the surface was hooked up and smoking fast by feature event time.

In the premiere MRP Winged Sprint Car Series Oroville’s Heath Hall made it two in a row in a blisteringly fast event. Hall, who found out this week that he is going to be a father, cinched up the belts and led every lap of the contest with three time champion Colby Wiesz, of Colfax, in hot pursuit.

The original start was called back when pole sitter Jeremy Hawes of Marysville was penalized two rows for jumping the original start. At the new green Hall was gone and Wiesz settled into a ten lap tussle with championship point contender Peter Paulson from Woodland for the runner up spot.

After a series of incidents that eventually sent Hawes and point leader John Michael Bunch of Paradise to the pits, the Wiesz/Paulson duel came to an end with Wiesz taking second. But, only seven laps remained in the contest. Wiesz closed rapidly, but ran out of time and Hall stormed across the finish line with a healthy lead over Wiesz, Paulson and lady racer Reyna Krueger.

Hall is really on his game and also set fast time for the event earlier in the evening.

The MRP Wingless finale was a thriller as point leader Tim Sherman of Sacramento and Grass Valley’s Brett Youngman hooked up in a race-long war to the checkers. Youngman bolted to an early lead and Sherman was all over Youngman, trying to get by. This one got the fans on their collective feet.

Marysville’s Josh Vieira joined the battle in the late stages and the lead trio put on a superb show storming to the checker just inches apart with Youngman just beating Vieira to the line. Sherman settled for third.

Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett took another step toward the title in the MRP Hobby Stock class. Hammett won by over a half of a lap over his nearest competition. “Gentleman Jim” Waller was second after a terrific dice with Sacramento’s Roger Ward. Ward stayed third in his first ever appearance at MRP

Next Saturday night MRP will take its long awaited summer break before turning the lights on August 16th when the mighty Winged Sprint Cars headline at the Merle Shepherd Memorial Race. More later.

Gates open at 5 with racing at 7.

Look for the latest updates at www.marysvilleracewaypark.com or at the Marysville Raceway Park Facebook page.

 

 

Nick Baran Outduels Prock for 1st STARS Win at Grundy County
By: Rich Murray
(Morris, IL – August 2, 2014): On the day that Luke Baran was born, his father, Nick, made a promise to his son that he was going to bring home a trophy to put in his nursery. The victory did not happen and, in fact, the team’s future was initially thought to be in peril after Nick lost his second engine of the season. Just one week later, as Nick took over the reins of his brother, Tyler’s, yellow number 11, lady luck finally shined on the BBOYZ Racing Team as Nick Baran was able to earn his first career D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget victory in a thrilling, 50-lap Illinois State Championship feature at Grundy County Speedway. The trophy may have come one week later than Nick promised, but it was a delivery that has been a long time in the making.
The number of mechanical issues the BBOYZ Racing Team has encountered this year has tested the Baran brothers’ patience as well as their wallets. Along with multiple engine failures, both brothers’ cars have suffered from drivetrain issues all season. The first engine that let go on Nick was on June 14th at Grundy County. The second engine predicament that put them on the sideline was just last week when a belt broke while Nick was running in second place with just a little over one lap to go in the feature. Nick went through this past week believing he would be playing the role of crewmember, but less than 24 hours before the race, Nick received a lifeline from his brother.
“Last night, Tyler called me and said, if I was interested, I could drive his car,” Nick said. “It blew me away. I was really overwhelmed by that.”
Driving an unfamiliar car, Nick wondered if his fortunes would be any different than in any of the previous weeks on the 2014 STARS schedule. After the first hot lap session, it appeared as if Baran might be in store for another frustrating night. The team was absent from the second hot lap session while they were tearing the car apart, even taking the driveshaft out of it, in order to remedy a few of the mechanical issues they were having. Whatever problems the crew discovered, they had apparently fixed, as Nick qualified third fastest behind Tyler Trainor and Ryan Probst.
The three-car inversion for the feature put Baran on the pole alongside Probst on the front row. From the opening lap, Baran was able to jump out to a comfortable advantage over Probst with nothing but clean air and an empty track in front of him. On lap 9, three-time STARS winner this season, Austin Prock, beat Probst in a race to the bottom groove in turn one to take the second spot. From that point onward, the battle was on between Baran and Prock. For the next 24 laps, Prock was hounding Baran’s machine as both drivers weaved their way through lapped traffic with Prock waiting to pounce on any miniscule mistake that Baran might make.
With just 17 laps to go, Baran and Prock split the lapped car of Patrick Bruns causing Prock to drift high and out of the groove which allowed Baran to briefly extend his lead to six car lengths in front of Prock. That gap was short-lived as Prock quickly made up ground and began to challenge Baran once again. With just two laps to go, Prock made one more last-ditch effort to get by Baran in turns one and two. Baran left a one car width lane on the inside of turn one that Prock used to get up alongside Baran, but Baran was able to get a good run coming out of turn two and down the backstretch to ward off the challenge. Prock’s car got sideways on the final lap betweens turns one and two and was unable to recover in enough time to make another challenge for the lead. In the end, Baran took the checkered flag over Prock by two car lengths in a caution-free race. The rest of the top-ten included Probst, Kyle O’Gara, Trainor, Billy Hulbert, Nick Wagner, Brandon Wagner, Bruns, and Kyle Kettmann.
The win was the first career STARS National Midget victory for the 27-year-old Plainfield, Illinois native who was the 2013 STARS National Midget division rookie of the year. He becomes the ninth different Illinois driver to earn an Illinois State Championship victory and the second consecutive Illinois native to win the Illinois State Championship race following up Brad Greenup’s victory in 2013. Baran and the BBOYZ Racing Team not only felt the thrill of victory following the race, but were actually more relieved by the win.
“Really, it just feels like a load off of our shoulders. We’ve been down so much this year,” Baran said.
The 50-lap race went the entire distance without a single stoppage, timing in at 12 minutes, 27 seconds. With Prock all over his bumper for the majority of the race, Baran felt unsure that he would have been able to hold on to the lead if a yellow flag was thrown.
“I don’t know if we could’ve pulled this out if there was a caution,” Baran said. “I knew Austin (Prock) was on my bumper. I kind of got that vibe when (track photographer) Phil Rider started snapping a lot of pictures. You know somebody is close to you because he wants to get that action shot. He (Phil Rider) was my cue that Austin was close.”
For Avon, Indiana’s Austin Prock, the race was a disappointment because he was standing in an unfamiliar spot at the end of a STARS feature this season: outside of victory lane. Prock threw everything he had to get by Baran and even changed his approach during the final 15 laps.
“My original plan was to get to him and get him on the top side, but by the time I got to him, my tires were shot,” Prock said. “After that, I planned on getting him on the bottom, but I didn’t have enough traction off the corner to get him off the bottom.”
In other action, Mike Anderson was able to hold off a hard-charging Jimmy Clark to earn his second Illini Racing Series Midget win at Grundy County in 2014. Ed Ensor won the Classic Modified feature after passing Greg Wills with two laps remaining. Cullen Camasta was victorious for the first time this season in the INEX Legends feature. In the CSR Super Cup feature, Dallas Frueh took the lead at the midway point, negotiated traffic effectively and held off Brody Hayes for his fifth consecutive victory at Grundy County.
Next Saturday night, August 9th, the USAC National Midgets, in conjunction with STARS, will take part in the “Border Battle” which is part of First Community Bank Night at Grundy County Speedway. In last year’s race, Danville, Indiana’s Kyle Hamilton took the victory. In this edition of the Border Battle, Nick Baran expects to be back in his familiar white #87 while Tyler Baran will return to the cockpit of the yellow #11.
“We’re getting the head repaired; it will be done Tuesday,” Nick said. “A couple all-nighters thrown in there and it will be good.”
Also on the docket next Saturday night, along with the USAC/STARS National Midgets, are the CSR Super Cups, INEX Legends, Classic Modifieds, and the Legacy Midwest Series. Grundy County Speedway is located one mile north of I-80 on Route 47 in Morris, Illinois.

 

Mother Nature spares EWSC Racing one more time

J. Tienor

Friday, August 1st 2014, Manitowoc WI . - Professional Plating Inc 360 Sprints Challenge Series Night, along with Trophy Sponsor Mueller Motorsports Marketing was on the bill for the evening. Mother Nature spared the lakeshore area, allowing the races to go off without a hitch.

GRAND NATIONALS

As the field of Grand Nationals led off the main events for the evening, 95 Donny Kulow (Plymouth), 21 Kevin Lubach (Elkhart Lake), 98s Tom Schneider (Chilton), 37 Ryan Minster (Sheboygan), and 7s Tim Simon (Fon du Lac) made up the top 5 taking the green. Minster came around to lead the first lap with Lubach and X Brian Cesar (Plymouth) in tow. Matt Jackson (Sheboygan) in the 8j and 7 Brian Gilles (Plymouth) fought through the pack to gain positions. Yellow lights flashed on Lap 8 as 42 Nick Strobbe (Germantown) spun in Turn 2 and was sent to the rear of the field for the restart. Minster, Lubach, Simon, Schneider, Gilles and Jackson led the competitors back down to green, only to be slowed by yellow a lap later for debris, while 66 Travis Moehring (Sheboygan) retired with mechanical issues. Back under green, Minster led at half-way, with Lubach, Simon, Gilles, and Schneider. Minster continued to build the lead, whil Lubach, Schneider, Gilles and Simon continued the battle for second, with Jackson in the 8j ready to pounce when someone made a mistake. Minster took the flag for the win, followed by Lubach, Schneider, Simon, Gilles, Jackson, 24k Tyler Kulow (New Holstein) and 9 Seth Hoeffner (Manitowoc). Jackson garnered Hard Charger picking up 5 spots.

HEAT 1 - 1, Tim Simon. 2, Brian Gilles. 3, Brian Cesar. 4, Donny Kulow. 5, Nick Strobbe. 6, Tyler Kulow. 7, Chris Gilson. 8, Michael Gilson.

HEAT 2 - 1, Ryan Minster. 2, Tom Schneider. 3, Kevin Lubach. 4, Matt Jackson. 5, Seth Hoeffner. 6, Travis Moehring. 7, Don Schumacher. 8, Brian Goetsch.

9, Brian Cesar (DNS).

A FEATURE - 1, Ryan Minster. 2, Kevin Lubach. 3, Tom Schneider. 4, Tim Simon. 5, Brian Gilles. 6, Matt Jackson. 7, Tyler Kulow. 8, Seth Hoeffner. 9, Donny Kulow. 10, Nick Strobbe. 11, Don Schumacher. 12, Chris Gilson. 13, Travis Moehring. 14, Brian Cesar. 15, Michael Gilson. 16, Brian Vinney Jr. (DNS). 17, Chris Gilson (DNS).

BAILEIGH INDUSTRIAL LATE MODELS

The Baileigh Industrial Late Model field was led to the track by 7b Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah), d7 Jim Letizia (Milwaukee), 79 Jim Schmidt (Cleveland), 74m Mitch McGrath (Waukesha), and 33 Ron Stroika (Mukwonago). Buhler ran out to the early lead, with McGrath chasing him down and Schmidt tracking them looking for an opening. Yellow lights slowed the action on Lap 7 for 70 Brian Gilles (Plymouth) suffering a flat high in Turn 3 and unable to exit the track. Buhler led McGrath, Schmidt, 75 TJ Dolhoun (Milwaukee), and Letizia. Rolling through half-way and encountering heavy traffic, Buhler led McGrath and Schmidt racing tightly for 2 nd . Lap 18 produced another caution as Stroika, and 97 Justin Schmidt (Cleveland) were involved in a wreck in Turn 2 that would sideline Schmidt for the evening with extensive damage. Still out on point, Buhler led McGrath, Jim Schmidt, 74 Russ Scheffler, and Letizia back to the green. Buhler, Schmidt, and McGrath had taken the white one to go flag when the Red Flag flew for a violent accident on the backstretch involving Dolhoun. The car had viscious contact into the guard rail and rolling over, ending on its top. Dolhoun emerged unhurt, but was required to take the ambulance ride to the pits. The race ended there, with Buhler taking the win and Russ Scheffler the Hard Charger honors.

HEAT 1 - 1, TJ Dolhun. 2, Russ Scheffler. 3, Tim Buhler. 4, Jim Schmidt. 5, Justin Schmidt. 6, Bob Cullen. 7, Scott Haugstad. 8, Derek Janke.

HEAT 2 - 1, Mitch McGrath. 2, Ron Stroika. 3, Brian Gilles. 4, James Letizia. 5, Eric Michaels. 6, Turk Letizia. 7, Tom Naeyaert.

A FEATURE - 1, Tim Buhler. 2, Jim Schmidt. 4, Russ Scheffler. 5, James Letizia.6, Bob Cullen. 7, Tom Naeyaert. 8, Ron Stroika. 9, TJ Dolhun. 10, Eric Michaels. 11, Scott Haugstad. 12, Justin Schmidt. 13, Brian Gilles. 14, Derek Janke. 15, Turk Letizia (DNS). 16, Mitch McGrath (DQ).

DEFAUT AUTO SPORTMODS

The Defaut Auto Sportmod feature pulled into place with 55p Mike Plate (Valders) and 17 Jonathon Otte (Cedar Grove) on the front row and 53 Gary Glander (Sheboygan Falls) and 84 Bradley Ruh (Elkhart Lake) in Row 2. Colten VanHierden (Beaver Dam) in the 66c made a couple of huge moves to grab the first lap lead while Ruh and Plate settled in behind him. Steve Schneider (Chilton) 21s and 25 Travis Arenz (Sheboygan) swiftly moved through the pack into positions to challenge for the top 5. Lap 6 produced the first caution for debris, Jordan Tuyls (Appleton) in the orange 13 had to slide into the pits to secure body panels, but was able to rejoin the field at the rear. VanHierden, Schneider, 17b Ben VanWyk (Waldo), Ruh, and Arenz set the top 5 going back to green, while 34 Cody Eickberg (Plymouth) was working his way towards the top 5, and at Lap 7 he made a pass on Ruh to roll into 5 th . At midway it was VanHierden, Schneider, VanWyk, Eickberg, Arenz, and Ruh. With 5 to go the leaders were in heavy lapped traffic, battling for the top 5 spots. VanHierden rolled under the stand for the win, followed by Schneider, Eickberg, VanWyk, 20 cody Schroeder (Manitowoc), Arenz, 22b Brandon Berth (Cascade), 63b Jesse Brey (Two Rivers), 2k Rick Kretschmann (Sheboygan Falls) and Ruh. Schroeder and Brey took Hard Charger honors passing 10 cars each.

Heat 1 - 1, Travis Arenz. 2, Steve Schneider. 3, Brandon Berth. 4, Colten VanHierden. 5, Michael Plate. 6, Rick Otte. 7, Rick Kretschmann. 8, Calven Nowak. 9, Jordan Tuyls. 10, Jarred Rautmann.

Heat 2 - 1, Ben VanWyk. 2, Cody Eickberg. 3, Bradley Ruh. 4, Jerry Duggan. 5, Gary Glander. 6, Brian Reif. 7, Robby Thiel. 8, Cody Schroeder. 9, Jesse Brey (DQ).

Feature - 1, Colten VanHierden. 2, Steve Schneider. 3, Cody Eickberg. 4, Ben VanWyk. 5, Cody Schroeder. 6, Travis Arenz. 7, Brandon Berth. 8, Jesse Brey. 9, Rick Kretschmann. 10, Bradley Ruh. 11, Jordan Tuyls. 12, Michael Plate. 13, Rick Otte. 14, Jerry Duggan. 15, Gary Glander. 16, Calven Nowak. 17, Robby Thiel. 18, Jarred Rautmann (DNS). 19, Brian Reif (DNS).

PROFESSIONAL PLATING INC. 360 SPRINTCARS

The Professional Plating Inc. 360 Sprints feature were pushed out by their crews and as the field assembled, 21t TJ Luedke (Plymouth) and 15m Brandon McMullen (Sheboygan) were on point. Filling out the top 5 on the start were 44 Jason Johnson, 24 Scott Conger (Eagle), and 2c Chris Clayton (Waldo). Yellow flew before a lap could be completed for an incident involving 99 Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls) and 55 Samantha Portschy (Plymouth). After the restart Luedke ran out to the lead, with McMullen, 25 Danny Schlafer (Sussex), Conger, and Johnson in the top 5. McMullen moved around Luedke for the lead on Lap 3, leaving the 21t to battle Schlafer in the 25 for 2 nd . Scott Sippel (Elkhart Lake) in the 19 retired to the pits on Lap 4, while McMullen continued to lead. Caution flew on Lap 10 for a spin by McMullen, handing the lead to Schlafer. Two cars retired from the event, 7y Mitchell Yurmanovich (Cascade) and 42 Matt VanWyk (Waldo). Schlafer led the field back to the green, while Luedke, Johnson, and 6k Kurt Davis (West Allis), and 39s Randy Sippel filled out the top 5. Rolling through the midway mark, it was Schlafer, Johnson, Luedke, Davis, 21h Tim Haddy (Waupan), Conger, 53 Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), 4 Paul Pokorski (West Bend), and Marten in the top 10. Schlafer, Johnson, & Luedke continued to battle hard for the lead through the second half of the race, while Sippel, Davis and Marten maintained their own challenges. Luedke pulled off the huge victory, with Schlafer, Johnson, Davis, Randy Sippel, Marten, and Haddy filling out the top 7. Hard Charger honors to Davis, passing 9 cars.

Heat 1 - 1, Danny Schlafer. 2, Scott Conger. 3, Jason Johnson. 4, Justin Miller. 5, Kyle Marten. 6, Josh Walter. 7, Spyder Akright.

Heat 2 - 1, Al Schlafer. 2, Tim Haddy. 3, Chris Clayton. 4, Kurt Davis. 5, Samantha Portschy. 6, Scott Sippel. 7, Mitchell Yurmanovich.

Heat 3 - 1, Randy Sippel. 2, Matt VanWyk. 3, Shane Wenninger. 4, Travis Luedke. 5, Kevin Seidler. 6, Paul Pokorski.

Feature - 1, Travis Luedke. 2, Danny Schlafer. 3, Jason Johnson. 4, Kurt Davis. 5, Randy Sippel. 6, Kyle Marten. 7, Tim Haddy. 8, Shane Wenninger. 9, Paul Pokorski. 10, Justin Miller. 11, Al Schlafer. 12, Josh Walter. 13, Chris Clayton. 14, Kevin Seidler. 15, Spyder Akright. 16, Scott Conger. 17, Matt VanWyk. 18, Mitchell Yurmanovich. 19, Scott Sippel. 20, Samantha Portschy.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Justin Grant Takes Jack Hewitt Classic

August 2, 2014

“This is the time to make it known that I will be running in the Silver Crown division of the 4-crown this year”, Jack Hewitt announced to fans at the 6th running of the famous Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. Fans were in utter shock looking on at Jack and his two seat “Dew-It-Hewitt” sprint car after the big announcement. Jack Hewitt, hall of fame sprint car driver and former Indianapolis 500 starter, was honored Saturday for his contribution to the sport of racing that he had so much success in. Jack’s resume go could on for pages upon pages with all of his accomplishments and achievements over his long racing career. Saturday’s race, Jack took the spotlight off of himself to give fans in attendance a show they would never forget and an experience that comes once in a lifetime. With bonus and increased payoffs up for grabs, drivers from all over Ohio and beyond signed in to place their name on the prestigious Jack Hewitt trophy and head home a few bucks richer. Making the field would be a tough task with each of the three classes needing B-mains to lock in the final few cars. Jack Hewitt’s full interview will be available online later in the week.

The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints had an extremely solid field with 42 cars signing in to compete. As part of the special event, competitors qualified for their starting spots in the heat races in group qualifying sessions. Thomas Meseraull in the 41 started his night off well with a $200 Bully Dog gift certificate courtesy of the Contingency Connection with a time of 12.397. Travis Hery with second quick at a 12.418 in his number 21. Justin Grant was third quick, Logan Jarret fourth, and Todd Keen rounding out the top five. After an inversion of four, Toby Alfrey, Mike Dunlap, Tom Rhodes, and Tyler Gunn would find themselves on the pole for four eight lap heat races. Logan Jarret picked up the win of heat race number one holding off fast qualifier Thomas Meseraull. Heat number had the 40 of Justin Grant taking the win from pole sitter of the heat Mike Dunlap. Scotty Weir showed drivers how to move through field picking up the win of heat race three advancing four spots. The final heat race saw the 0 of Steve Irwin taking the checkered over last years winner, Dallas Hewitt. The top two out of each heat then ran a brief six lap heat to determine the lineup for the front four rows. Mike Dunlap picked up the win with Justin Grant finishing in second. Both Grant and Dunlap were offered bonus money put up by flagman Jeremy Vogel if they were start dead last in the A-main. Both declined Vogel’s offer siting how good their cars were starting up front. Two B-mains followed with just two cars transferring into the feature. Kyle Simon and Cooper Clouse started on the front row and took care of the transfer spots in B-main number one. A similar story played out in B-main number two with the 2M of Beau Stewart and the 6 of Cody Gardner transferring. Lee Underwood had a good run in the B-main cutting through the field to pick up third and the second alternate spot.

With the field set, The A-main began to push onto the racing surface for 30 laps of action. Lucky fan Tim Wills got the experience of a lifetime to ride with Jack Hewitt during the opening laps of the A-main. Wills was chosen out of a raffle of all fans in attendance. Mike Dunlap and Justin Grant went to the bottom. Matt Westfall and Steve Irwin went to the top to form a four wide salute behind the Jack Hewitt two seater. Not one person in the entire facility was sitting during the iconic wave lap. Caution lights went out as Dunlap and Grant pulled their belts one final time. Jack Hewitt and his lucky passenger dropped to the rear of the field as the green flag flew to get the 6th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic underway. Dunlap won the drag race into turn one as the cars bunched up behind him. Jack Hewitt took the two seater into turn one like a true veteran riding the cushion off of turn two. Hewitt decided to leave the action to the competitors in attendance pulling the 21 into the infield on lap two. The fans roared over the sound of the engines as Jack climbed out from behind the wheel. Dunlap led the opening lap before Justin Grant took over the top spot. Grant then spent the next few laps extending his lead and putting some track between himself and the 2B of Dunlap. The lead was up to a second and a half when the yellow flag flew for the 41 of Thomas Meseraull and the 18K Todd Keen. Both drivers got caught up in an accident bringing out the caution flag. Leading up to the restart, Matt Westfall was determined to make a run for the lead in his white and green 54. Theory and actuality were two different things as Westfall did not get the jump he needed on the restart. Luckily for him the caution flew again immediately for the 29 of Logan Jarret. Jarret was running in the fifth spot and started on the inside of row three. A second restart on lap 17 would pose another problem as the 2M of Beau Stewart took a heavy tumble in turn two. The car went airborne entering turn one and got some distance off the racing surface. The car came to a rest on its side on the apron of the racing surface. Stewart was uninjured and walked away from the crash. A third restart on lap 17 would be successful with the green flag returning and staying to complete a lap. Scotty Weir found some power and made a run on Matt Westfall into turn two. The power was present but the sprint would not stick down the back stretch. Westfall reclaimed the second spot and closed the door on Weir the following lap. A series of yellow flags would follow slowing the field. One with 7 laps to go for the 21 of Travis Hery and with 4 laps to go for the 68G of Tyler Gunn. Gunn sustained damage to his front right tire resulting in a visit to the hot pot. With one lap to spare, repairs were made and the 68G returned to competition. One of the most bizarre starts of the year occurred coming back to the green flag. A bunch of cars got together sending six into a spin in turn four blocking the bottom side of the surface. A red flag would soon follow as the track became 90% blocked with cars and safety vehicles. The parking lot cleared out allowing the final green flag leg of the race to resume. Scotty Weir took to the bottom on the restart wheel standing it down the frontstretch. The wheel stand was cool to look at but did not get the job done allowing Justin Grant to take the victory. Matt Westfall finished in second with Scotty Weir right on his back end finishing third. Jack Hewitt was present in Best Performance Motorsports Victory Lane to present the trophy and get a picture with Grant. Tyler Gunn and Dustin Ingle both advanced eight spots to finish fifth and eighth respectively picking up the hard charger award. Each walked away with an additional $63 in honor of Jack Hewitt courtesy of Jeremy Vogel.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints hit the track next for their 20 lap A-main. Just under 30 cars signed in to compete resulting in a 10 lap B-main to transfer the final five starters. Rod Henning, current points leader, picked up the victory with Ron Coleman, Bill Dunham, Brad Racer, and Becca Stiefel transferring to the A-main. Ron Kimmel alongside Chase Dunham led the field to the green flag. The start was absolutely perfect with the first three rows staying side-by-side for the entire first lap. Finally on lap two, the formation fell apart showing the 66 of Dunham in the lead and Kimmel in second. JR Wood, who started on the inside of row five, lost numerous spots with his 8JR went up and almost over the banking in turn two. The field stayed green as Wood was able to save it at the cost of kicking up a large dust cloud down the back stretch. The 00 of weekly driver Michael Helterbran found himself in the runner-up spot closing in on the halfway mark. Dunham continued to literally kick up dust on Helterbran as he extended his lead drastically. Scoring data shows Dunham had over a two second lead on Helterbran late in the race. Dunham’s worst nightmare became reality when the 5J of Jack Hesson slowed to a crawl exiting turn one. Something mechanically went wrong of the 5J causing him to make a one way trip to the trailer. On the restart the E99 of Gage Etgen and the 4 of Tyler Street get together bringing the start back. Dunham, dealing with his worst nightmare again, took the restart like a pro and held on to take the win. Michael Helterbran finished in second with Rob Winks, who made a late move in the race, finishing third. Dunham pulled into victory lane for the first time in his racing career and was absolutely speechless over his win. Crew members on the 66 were hysterical holding back tears of joy. Dunham picked up some extra cash courtesy of race sponsor Foz Speed Partz and Aero Wings. Rod Henning finished just outside the top five picking up the Foz Speed Partz hard charger award advancing double digit positions.

The night came to a close with the Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds and their 20 lap feature. Matt Twining picked up the victory of the B-main scoring an outside row eight starting spot. Brian Post and Tom Treon led the field to the opening green flag. Post won the drag race into turn one moving Treon back to second. Jerry Bowersock, who started on the inside of row two, began to make a run on Treon in the 21T. The 21T was no match for the X allowing Bowersock to take over second early on in the A-main. Jerry Bowersock was a man on a mission. By lap 3, he was putting a slider on Brian Post and taking control of the lead. As soon as Bowersock took total control of the lead, Treon began to fall back in the field. Something seemed to be a problem on the 21T as it dropped five spots in just two short laps. The only caution in the entire feature would come with 13 laps to go when a drive shaft went sliding down the front stretch. All cars were able to miss the debris after it bounced off the front guardrail and catchfence. Officials removed the debris and prepared to return to green flag conditions. The 58P of Jim Post decided to take his machine pitside and into the hot pit. His crew was able to make repairs and get the 58P back onto the racing surface before the allotted three laps evaporated. Bowersock led the field to the restart and got a great jump. He began to put distance between himself and the 45P of Brian Post. The other Bowersock, Scott, lost control of his number 10 coming to the cross flags. No caution was thrown but his loss of control cost him some spots and almost took out Treon and Philipot in the process. No one had anything for Jerry Bowersock, even when driving through lap traffic, giving him the victory. Brian Post crossed second and Tony Anderson third. Jim Szekacs advanced nine spots picking up the hard charger award.

Tim Cailicoat, driver who was injured in a rollover crash a few weeks ago, made a return to the race track Saturday. Tim made a guest appearance in the Waynesfield Raceway Park pace truck to wave to the fans. His recovery is going very well and expresses his most sincere gratitude to all the fans and drivers for their donations and thoughts following the accident. Tim is not expected to return to action this season but does have plans to return as soon as possible.

Racing returns next Saturday, August 9 with Ohio vs Michigan night featuring a showdown between the Waynesfield Non Wing drivers and drivers of the Michigan Traditional Sprint series. The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts are also on the program. Adult general admissions is just $12, Kids 11-15 are $6 with 10 & under FREE. Pit side gates open at 4PM and grandstand gates open at 5PM. Warm Ups are scheduled for 6PM with the first green flag flying at 7PM. Get all the latest information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, or by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.

With Waynesfield Raceway Park being a proud Contingency Connection track this season, nearly $100,000 in contingency awards are up for grabs. Contingency Connection sponsors offer product certificate coupons all season long; good towards your next purchase. Contingency awards are in addition to cash purse payouts and make a big difference when racing bills come due. See a Waynesfield Raceway Park official for details.

RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (41 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 29-Logan Jarret[2] ; 2. 41-Thomas Meseraull[4] ; 3. 21-Travis Hery[3] ; 4. 2I-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[1] ; 6. 99-Todd Kane[8] ; 7. 12H-Tim Hunter[9] ; 8. 63-Huston Hewitt[10] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[11] ; 10. 19-Jimmy Snead[7] ; 11. 3J-John Beaber[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Justin Grant[4] ; 2. 2B-Mike Dunlap[1] ; 3. 18K-Todd Keen[3] ; 4. 17B-Nick Bilbee[6] ; 5. 23S-Kyle Simon[2] ; 6. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[7] ; 7. 33M-Cody Swanson[8] ; 8. 71-Stratton Briggs[9] ; 9. 14-Cooper Clouse[5] ; 10. 87-Paul Dues[10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 18X-Scotty Weir[4] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[3] ; 3. 3T-Tony Beaber[2] ; 4. 9N-Luke Hall[8] ; 5. 31-Tom Rhodes[1] ; 6. 2M-Beau Stewart[6] ; 7. 6-Cody Gardner[5] ; 8. 63D-Jim Dues[7] ; 9. 5-Mark Silva[9] ; 10. 12B-Don Ryder[10]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. O-Steve Irwin[3] ; 2. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 3. 14C-Andy Conley[5] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[6] ; 6. 17-Kevin Myers[8] ; 7. 12-Kent Wolters[4] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7] ; 9. 14G-Gary Campbell[10] ; 10. 69R-Brian Gross[9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature

1. 2B-Mike Dunlap[1] ; 2. 40-Justin Grant[4] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[7] ; 4. O-Steve Irwin[5] ; 5. 29-Logan Jarret[6] ; 6. 18X-Scotty Weir[8] ; 7. 41-Thomas Meseraull[3] ; 8. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[2]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] ; 2. 14-Cooper Clouse[2] ; 3. 99-Todd Kane[9] ; 4. 12H-Tim Hunter[10] ; 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[3] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[11] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[13] ; 8. 33M-Cody Swanson[5] ; 9. 19-Jimmy Snead[8] ; 10. 71-Stratton Briggs[7] ; 11. 63-Huston Hewitt[12] ; 12. 3J-John Beaber[6] ; 13. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[4]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2M-Beau Stewart[2] ; 2. 6-Cody Gardner[1] ; 3. 24L-Lee Underwood[6] ; 4. 31-Tom Rhodes[4] ; 5. 12-Kent Wolters[3] ; 6. 63D-Jim Dues[5] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[8] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[10] ; 9. 5-Mark Silva[9] ; 10. 14G-Gary Campbell[7] ; 11. 12B-Don Ryder[11] ; 12. 69R-Brian Gross[12]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 40-Justin Grant[2]; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[3]; 3. 18X-Scotty Weir[6]; 4. O-Steve Irwin[4]; 5. 2I-Dustin Ingle[13]; 6. 29-Logan Jarret[5]; 7. 14C-Andy Conley[12]; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16]; 9. 41-Thomas Meseraull[7]; 10. 17B-Nick Bilbee[14]; 11. 3T-Tony Beaber[11]; 12. 21-Travis Hery[9]; 13. 6-Cody Gardner[20]; 14. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[8]; 15. 23S-Kyle Simon[17]; 16. 14-Cooper Clouse[19]; 17. 2B-Mike Dunlap[1]; 18. 2M-Beau Stewart[18]; 19. 18K-Todd Keen[10]; 20. 9N-Luke Hall[15]

Hard Charger: 2I-Dustin Ingle[+8]

Post AgriService UMP Modifieds (26 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 44-Zach Schroeder[2] ; 2. X-Jerry Bowersock[6] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[7] ; 4. 58P-Jim Post[1] ; 5. 18-Ryan Sutter[9] ; 6. k9-Scott Gerdeman[8] ; 7. 55S-Jim Szekacs[5] ; 8. 10H-Brad Hess[4] ; 9. 20M-Josh Morton[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 10-Scott Bowersock[3] ; 2. 21T-Tom Treon[1] ; 3. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[9] ; 4. 4J-David Treon[7] ; 5. 24-Terry Grilliot[8] ; 6. 93-Josh Greber[4] ; 7. 55-Denny Szekacs[2] ; 8. 26-Mike Dirksen[6] ; 9. 18N-Andy Bibler[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 22T-Tony Anderson[4] ; 2. 45P-Brian Post[8] ; 3. ZERO-Brent Hole[7] ; 4. 52-Weasel Phlipot[2] ; 5. 112-Chris Ullery[1] ; 6. M1G-Matt Twining[5] ; 7. 20K-Bill Keeler[6] ; 8. 5H-Brian Hogan[3]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. M1G-Matt Twining[3] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[6] ; 3. 55S-Jim Szekacs[4] ; 4. 93-Josh Greber[2] ; 5. 26-Mike Dirksen[8] ; 6. 55-Denny Szekacs[5] ; 7. 5H-Brian Hogan[9] ; 8. 18N-Andy Bibler[11] ; 9. K9-Scott Gerdeman[1]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. X-Jerry Bowersock[3]; 2. 45P-Brian Post[1]; 3. 22t-Tony Anderson[4]; 4. 54-Matt Westfall[7]; 5. 10-Scott Bowersock[5]; 6. 52-Weasel Phlipot[12]; 7. 24-Terry Grilliot[14]; 8. 18-Ryan Sutter[13]; 9. 55S-Jim Szekacs[18]; 10. M1G-Matt Twining[16]; 11. 58P-Jim Post[10]; 12. 4J-David Treon[11]; 13. 20K-Bill Keeler[17]; 14. 21T-Tom Treon[2]; 15. 93-Josh Greber[19]; 16. 26-Mike Dirksen[20]; 17. 112-Chris Ullery[15]; 18. Zero-Brent Hole[9]; 19. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[8]

Hard Charger: 55S-Jim Szekacs[+9]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (28 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. OO-Michael Helterbran[5] ; 2. 55-Rob Winks[8] ; 3. 22-Gunnar Lucius[4] ; 4. 4-Tyler Street[6] ; 5. 42-Ty Tilton[7] ; 6. 28H-Rod Henning[9] ; 7. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[3] ; 8. 77-Scott Sullenberger[2] ; 9. 1C-Cole McKinney[10] ; 10. 44-Ron Coleman[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 96-Riley VanHise[4] ; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[6] ; 3. 20-Tyler Kendall[2] ; 4. 63-Dallas Hunt[3] ; 5. 5J-Jake Hesson[5] ; 6. `11-Corey Bedwell[7] ; 7. 50-Craig Stower[8] ; 8. 17-Darin Collin[1] ; 9. 22B-Brad Racer[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14-Gary Campbell[2] ; 2. 28K-Ron Kimmel[1] ; 3. 8JR-JR Wood[3] ; 4. E99-Gage Etgen[6] ; 5. 28J-Chris Bounds[8] ; 6. 328-Becca Stiefel[7] ; 7. 81H-Anthony Haas[5] ; 8. 84-Bill Dunham[4] ; 9. 3D-Cody Downard[9]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 28H-Rod Henning[1] ; 2. 44-Ron Coleman[13] ; 3. 84-Bill Dunham[9] ; 4. 22B-Brad Racer[11] ; 5. 328-Becca Stiefel[3] ; 6. `11-Corey Bedwell[2] ; 7. 81H-Anthony Haas[6] ; 8. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[4] ; 9. 17-Darin Collin[8] ; 10. 77-Scott Sullenberger[7] ; 11. 1C-Cole McKinney[10]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 66-Chase Dunham[2]; 2. OO-Michael Helterbran[6]; 3. 55-Rob Winks[3]; 4. 14-Gary Campbell[4]; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[1]; 6. 28H-Rod Henning[16]; 7. 22-Gunnar Lucius[7]; 8. 96-Riley VanHise[5]; 9. 63-Dallas Hunt[11]; 10. 4-Tyler Street[10]; 11. 8JR-JR Wood[9]; 12. 44-Ron Coleman[17]; 13. 22B-Brad Racer[19]; 14. 28J-Chris Bounds[15]; 15. 84-Bill Dunham[18]; 16. 328-Becca Stiefel[20]; 17. E99-Gage Etgen[12]; 18. 5J-Jake Hesson[14]; 19. 20-Tyler Kendall[8]; 20. 42-Ty Tilton[13]

Hard Charger: 28H-Rod Henning[+10]

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

 

 

SHORT WINS THE $5,000 TOP PRIZE AT THE HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS

Haubstadt, IN - August 2, 2014 - Brady Short won the 40 lap Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car feature Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. He became the first repeat winner for the 10th annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals. The Mitchell, IN, driver was at the wheel of the Indiana Stone Works Sponsored, Spec powered, Maxim sprint car. Don Short serves as the crew chief. The victory was worth $5,000.

In victory lane Brady Short was not at a loss for words. He was excited! ?It?s been two years since I?ve been in victory lane here but I?ve been in contention. It?s a lot of hard work! Cam Pottorff, the car owner is behind me 100%. He?s never won a race here at Haubstadt. He was thrilled when I called him.?

Brady Short passed pole sitter Kevin Thomas Jr. to take over the lead on lap six. The competition behind the two front runners intensified. The battle for third and fourth centered around veteran Jon Stanbrough, Kyle Cummins and Daron Clayton Cummins and Clayton were able to take the battle to the next level during the last 13 laps. Clayton passed Cummins on lap 27 and then Thomas a lap later to claim second. But it would be Cummins who passed Clayton back on lap 38 and then made a spirited charge to overtake Short on the last lap. The two drivers banged wheels but never let up and crossed the finish line side by side.

Short relived those moments for the crowd listening to the post race interview. ?I didn?t know where to go there at the end. I started losing a little bit in the center. I didn?t know if I needed to move down. I looked off four and there he (Cummins) was. We both stood on the gas and wheel banged. It was a lot of fun!?

Daron Clayton was third, Kevin Thomas Jr, next, and Jon Stanbrough finished fifth. Robert Ballou led the second five followed by Chase Stockon, Donny Brackett, Brandon Mattox, and Jeff Bland Jr. Brackett picked up the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award with a gain of 9 positions in the feature. Chase Briscoe received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award after finishing eleventh.

The heat race winners were Brandon Mattox, Robert Ballou, and Daron Clayton, Daron Clayton earned the most passing points with a 110 point total.

The Hoosier Sprint Nationals was not a beneficial night for MSCS Rookie drivers. James Lyerla flipped in the feature. Daylan Chambers broke an axel after climbing up onto the fourth turn wall in his heat race. Nick Hale discovered engine problems early. Aaron Farney got involved in the four car spin on the first lap of the feature but was the most fortunate and completed the race collecting a 15th place finish.

The next MSCS event will be the ?Return to Putnamville? on August 9th. The 30 lap feature will pay $3,000 to win. It is the second of five MSCS sanctioned races scheduled for August on Indiana dirt tracks.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

KISSINGER RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE IN MOD ACTION

Haubstadt, IN - August 2, 2014 - The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds ran a 25 lap feature to conclude the HSN racing program. Levi Kissinger of Mt. Vernon, IN, finished ahead of Mark Lamont, Dave Beck, Josh Harris, and Zach Fair. The victory was number three at the track this season for Kissinger. He leads all drivers in the victory column.

Stephen Schnapf, Dave Beck, and Josh Harris took the three preliminary heat races. Joel Jenson won the B Main. Twenty-five drivers signed in to compete.

The modifieds will be on the card Sunday August 31st when the MSCS Sprints return for their next engagement at Tri-State Speedway.

SUMMARY Hoosier Sprint Nationals Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN August 2, 2014

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (21 Entries)

First Heat - 28 Brandon Mattox, 37rw Jon Stanbrough, 5b Chase Briscoe, 38w Chet Williams, 15f Aaron Farney, 11 James Lyerla, 02 Nick Hale (dns)

Second Heat - 12 Robert Ballou, 9k Kevin Thomas, 2x Chase Stockon, 04 Jeff Bland, 23 Brian Karraker, 4B Donny Brackett, 5ks Kent Schmidt

Third Heat - 92 Daron Clayton, 11p Brady Short, 3c Kyle Cummins, 21 Carson Short, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 56F Jared Fox, 4c Daylan Chambers

Feature (40 Laps) - 11p Brady Short, 3c Kyle Cummins, 92 Daron Clayton, 9k Kevin Thomas Jr., 37rw Jon Stanbrough, 12 Robert Ballou, 2x Chase Stockon, 4b Donny Brackett, 28 Brandon Mattox, 04 Jeff Bland Jr. 5B Chase Briscoe, 21 Carson Short, 23 Brian Karraker, 5kx Kent Schmidt, 15F Aaron Farney, 38w Chet Williams, 11 James Lyerla, 56F Jared Fox, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 4c Daylan Chambers (dns), 02 Nick Hale (dns)

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: (25 Entries)

Three Heat Winners - Stephen Schnapf, Dave Beck, Josh Harris

B Main - Joel Jenson, Willie Madison, Jesse Snyder

Feature (25 Laps) - Levi Kissinger, Mark Lamont, Dave Beck, Josh Harris, Zach Fair, Shawn Cates, Dustin Beck, Michael Fox, Joel Jenson, Willie Madison, Jesse Snyder, Lance Foreman, Justin Jones, Stephen Schnapf, Aaron Draege, Tyler Weiss, Brandon McDowell, Clay Lane

 

 

Fairland’s Beauchamp and Monrovia’s Williams record first feature wins at Lincoln Park Speedway in 2014.

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor

PUTNAMVILLE — Lincoln Park Speedway was bustling a week after rain put a damper on the weekend show midway through the heat races at the scenic Putnamville oval. This time around, the show went on as scheduled with first time winners bookending several drivers that are on a tear in 2014. Brent Beauchamp has had plenty of success at LPS, winning a track championship in fact. However, he hadn’t been able to crack victory lane this season, that is until he was able to hold off a hard charging Casey Shuman Saturday night to gain the victory over 26 other entrants. Michael Williams has been in the racing business for three years, searching for that elusive first win and on Saturday he did just that, recording a bomber win in the final race of the evening. In between those two A-mains, Derek Groomer picked up his second UMP Modified win of the season at LPS while UMP national points leader Tyler Cain strengthened his lead with another UMP Super Stock win. In the first bomber feature of the night, Carlos Bumgardner Sr. picked up his eighth win of the season. Shuman, Beauchamp and Chad Boespflug were heat race winners in sprint car action and started in the first two rows along with Lee Dakus. Beauchamp and Shuman quickly took control from the green flag and found themselves in lapped traffic early on. Conner Donelson, Ethan Barrow and Max McGhee battled for the fifth spot behind Dakus and Boespflug. A red flag came out on the ninth lap as Danny Pollock got upside down on the front stretch, but was uninjured. The restart wasn’t kind to Dakus, who spun as the field went green once again. The second half of the race came down to the battle up front as Shuman worked all angles in an attempt to chase down Beauchamp. The pair build a sizable lead and worked the final five laps in heavy traffic. Beauchamp hammered down through several lappers, but Shuman wasn’t slowing his chase. On the final circuit, both drivers went to the top in turns three and four as Shuman made a strong attempt at the pass, but Beauchamp held off the Arizona native for the win. Donelson took down third ahead of Barrow and Brian Hayden. Jasonville’s Brandon Morin rocketed forward from 15th to take sixth, McGhee was seventh ahead of Brazil’s Eric Burns. The UMP Modified feature proved to be an entertaining affair as three-wide racing for the lead highlighted Groomer’s eventual win. Bloomington’s Jake Humphrey tried everything in his bag of tricks to make a pass stick on Groomer, electrifying the crowd by splitting two cars into turn one late in the A-main. He ran much of the final half of the race above the cushion in pursuit of that extra momentum. However, Kenny Carmichael Sr. was also in the fray throughout most of the 20-lap event and he would lead at the midway point as Groomer and Humphrey battled ahead of Wes McClara and Kenny Carmichael Jr. On a re-start, Groomer jumped to the lead over Carmichael Sr. and would stay there despite Humphrey’s advances. Groomer stayed true to his line and the aggressive charge of Humphrey led to a lost spot when he jumped the cushion with a lap to go. Carmichael Jr. took over the second spot where he would finish ahead of his father and Humphrey with McClara in fifth. Roy Bruce Jr. fought off ignition box problems in his heat race to scrap to sixth after starting in 19th position. Damon Harrell, Jake Byers, Scott Ricketts and Dan Lewellen rounded out the top-10. Greencastle’s Josh Boller had designs on winning his first feature of the season as he led from the opening green flag over Cain. The do maintained those spots over the first 10 laps with Doug McCullough in tow ahead of Scott Carrington and both Carmichaels. A caution flew for the slowed No. 92c of Carmichael Jr. at the halfway point of the feature. On the restart, Boller was able to hold his spot, running the extreme high line as Cain chose the bottom. With three laps remaining, a last caution re-set the field for a dash to the checkered flag. Boller and Cain spent the final circuits nearly door-to-door before Boller slipped slightly higher than his previous lines into turn four and Cain had just enough momentum to carry the win at the finish line. McCullough claimed third as Josh McDaniel came forward from 10th to place fourth ahead of Carmichael Sr. and Greencastle’s Jonathon Newgent. In the first bomber feature, Kevin Kemp, Eric Miller and Tim Wright were in a three-way fight for the top spot during the early laps. However, Miller would get sideways and then upside down on the frontstretch, but emerged uninjured. Kemp was also sidelined in the mishap, which opened the door for Bumgardner to move into second and quickly challenge for the lead. Bumgardner and Wright were side-by-side for a couple of laps before the Cloverdale native edged to the front and pulled away from Wright over the final circuits to add to his season points lead at LPS. Brazil’s David Wallen placed third ahead of Jordan Almanza and Cody Wright. In the final A-main of the evening, Harris of Monrovia, washed away three tough years in pursuit of his first victory and powered away from an early three-way duel with Tom Courtney and Bob Farris. Harris claimed the win as RJ Pruitt placed second ahead of Farris, Chucky Walden and Ron Smith. This weekend will feature the Midwest Sprint Car Series with $3,000 going to the winner. Modifieds, super stocks and bombers will also be on the card.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Brent Beauchamp, 2. Casey Shuman, 3. Conner Donelson, 4. Ethan Barrow, 5. Brian Hayden, 6. Brandon Morin, 7. Max McGhee, 8. Eric Burns, 9. Michael Terry Jr., 10. Kody Kinser, 11. Andrew Prather, 12. Chris Ohl, 13. Jason Robbins, 14. Patrick Giddens, 15. Lee Dakus, 16. Chad Davenport, 17. Chad Boespflug, 18. Ethan Fleetwood, 19. Danny Pollock, 20. Kris Deckard

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Tyler Cain, 2. Josh Boller, 3. Doug McCullough, 4. Josh McDaniel, 5. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 6. Jonathan Newgent, 7. Steve Sutliff, 8. Paul Wright, 9. Kenny Fields, 10. David Daniels, 11. Scott Carrington, 12. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 13. Josh Fagg, 14. Travis Heramb, 15. Will Barnett, 16. Ralph Groomer, 17. JR Watkins

UMP Modified feature 1. Derek Groomer, 2. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 3. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 4. Jake Humphrey, 5. Wes McClara, 6. Roy Bruce Jr., 7. Damon Harrell, 8. Jake Byers, 9. Scott Ricketts, 10. Dan Lewllen, 11. Gary Hayden, 12. Josh McDaniel, 13. Gary Ricketts, 14. Tyler Loughmiller, 15. Brent Hudson, 16. Jimmy Hayden, 17. Wayne Newlin, 18. Brian Amos, 19. Doug Bryant Jr., 20. Brian Hayden

Bomber feature 1 1. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 2. Tim Wright, 3. David Wallen, 4. Jordan Almanza, 5. Cody Wright, 6. Kyle Krupa, 7. Lenny Krupa III, 8. Mark Dickerson, 9. Fred Grayless, 10. Kevin Kemp, 11. Eric Miller, 12. Chris Brewer, 13. Justin Massie, 14. Mike Wright Jr., 15. James Walters, 16. Bryan Hunt

Bomber feature 2 1. Michael Harris, 2. RJ Pruitt, 3. Bob Farris, 4. Chucky Walden, 5. Ron Smith, 6. Christian Kline, 7. Dustin Colvin, 8. Tom Plemons, 9. Jack Campbell, 10. Raymond Funkhouser Jr., 11. Josh Litton, 12. Tom Courtney, 13. Chris Schepper, 14. Bobby Tarrh, 15. Jerry Hutto

 

 

Luke Cranston Still The URSS Boss at Belleville

Luke Cranston once again showed his dominance at the Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kansas, as he captured The United Rebel Sprint Series 305 Nationals Crown taking home a $2,000 pay check against a stellar field Saturday night.

Dodge City’s Keefe Hemel and rookie Jed Werner brought the field to the green flag with Hemel’s car stumbling on the start, allowing 3rd position starter Ray Seemann to jump out to an early lead with Werner 2nd and sixth starter Cranston already to 3rd, Zach Blurton in 4th and Brian Herbert in 5th after lap 1.

On lap 2, Blurton would make a bold move on the bottom in turn 2 to overtake both Cranston and Werner with Cranston making a pass around Werner on the front straight to move into the show position.

Lap 4, Blurton would make the bottom work again as he overtook Seemann for the top spot. Lap 5 brought out the only caution of the night for debris on the track caused by Jeremy Huish’s wing panel flying off due to the high speeds of the huge 1/2 mile, high banked oval.

On the restart, it would be Blurton, Seeman, Cranston, Herbert and Werner rounding out the top 5. Cranston would use the high side to overtake Seemann in turns 1 and 2 and begin his hunt for the leader.

Cranston, flying around the high side of the track began reeling in Blurton, running on the low side and blasted by him on lap 9 and remain to take the lead and go unchallenged for the rest of the 25 lap feature.

Blurton would finish 2nd with Colorado’s Jake Bubak finishing 3rd, moving up from the 10th starting position and winning the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award. Oklahoma’s Ty Williams finished in 4th place and Brian Herbert rounded out the top 5.

Cranston credited his crew and the excellent set up they used for the win, as this was his 6th win out of 7 races at the famed Belleville High Banks.

Feature results

1 Luke Cranston

2 Zach Blurton

3 Jake Bubak

4 Ty Williams

5 Brian Herbert

6 Zac Taylor

7 Keefe Hemel

8 Jed Werner

9 Joey Schmidt

10 Justin Schwein

11 Cody Caldwell

12 John Webster

13 Joe Miller

14 Ray Seemann DNF

15 Luke Lucero DNF

16 Steven Richardson DNF

17 Jeremy Huish DNF

18 Tom Belsky DNS

Heat race winners: Zac Taylor, Zach Blurton, Ty Williams

 

 

Bubak wins at the Bullring

By NICK SCHWIEN nschwien@dailynews.net La CROSSE -- Trying to tame the quarter-mile "Bullring" known as Rush County Speedway can be a daunting task, leaving some drivers shaking at the knees. Jake Bubak isn't one of those drivers, though. Instead, the young driver from Colorado grabs the bull by the horns and proceeds to do what he does best at the track -- drive a sprint car. That's exactly what Bubak did Friday night at the Bullring Nationals in La Crosse, and it led to his sixth United Rebel Sprint Series feature win this season. "You just have to be really aggressive," Bubak said. "It just fits my driving style, I guess." Bubak didn't shine right away -- well, at least until the first lap was finished. He started 10th in the 30-lap feature and was seventh after the first circuit. But on lap two, he was fifth, then moved to fourth on the next lap. "I love coming to this event here," Bubak said. "The track is awesome, and I'm looking forward to next year already." Bubak was third on lap six and hot on the heels of race leader Koby Walters the next lap. "Coming from Colorado, we have a majority of little tracks like this," said Bubak, who is from Arvada, Colo. "Out here, this is really the only small track we come to. I think us Colorado guys are at a little bit of an advantage for that." Bubak was side-by-side with Walters on lap 17, then fully took the lead on the next lap. "Once he got out there, I didn't think I was going to catch him again," Walters said. "Then I got back under him, and the caution came out." The reigning URSS national champ pulled away from Walters on the restart, then maneuvered through lap traffic to pull away for the convincing win. "I have a little more experience than him, but he did a heck of a job," Bubak said. "He made it tough." In four races in La Crosse, Bubak's worst outing was third. That came in 2012 on the first night of a two-day show at the track. The next night, he was in the winner's circle. Last year, he worked his way to second and was closing on the leader when rain shortened the event to only 17 laps. "You can't get better than that," Bubak said. "It would be nice to win all of those, and we were in a position to win all of those." Walters would finish second, followed by Steven Richardson -- who started eighth. "We've had a real good year, haven't finished any worse than eighth," Richardson said. "Man, if anybody has a year going better, it's (Bubak). This is his sixth win, and he puts it together every weekend. It's frustrating at times because usually I feel we're fast enough to compete with him. He just manages to catch opportunities and takes advantage of them. That's something we need to improve on. The season isn't over yet. There's still time." Richardson got by Zac Taylor for third on lap 23 and was closing on Walters before running out of laps. "There at the end, it would have been nice to have a caution and reel Jake back in," Richardson said. "I think we were faster than the second-place car, and I think we could have had something for Jake as well. But it's kind of a toss-up. Sometimes you like getting into lap traffic, and it slows some guys up and you have an opportunity to get around them. But that's not the way it fell tonight." Luke Cranston, who started seventh and fell back to 10th early in the race, rallied to finish fourth. He didn't crack the top five until lap 24 when he passed Jed Werner -- who started on the pole and ran in the front pack of drivers until fading late and finishing seventh. Taylor rounded out the top five, and Zach Blurton was sixth. Jake Bubak Also won the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger award, moving up 9 spots from 10th Feature results

1 Jake Bubak - Also won the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger award, moving up 9 spots from 10th 2 Koby Walters 3 Steven Richardson 4 Luke Cranston 5 Zac Taylor 6 Zach Blurton 7 Jed Werner 8 Josh Fairbank 9 Joey Schmidt 10 Brian Herbert 11 Jeremy Huish 12 Jared Kern 13 Cody Caldwell 14 John Webster 15 Justin Schwein 16 Brandon Sprott 17 Dustin McNeill 18 Taylor Velasquez DNF 19 Ray Seemann DNF 20 Jordan Randles DNF 21 Brian Hardman DNF 22 Tom Belsky DNF

Heat Race Winners - Walters, Fairbank, Cranston Justin Schwien, Werner and Josh Fairbank won the three special cash dashes during the night.

 

 

PATIENCE PROPELS DECAIRE TO SECOND SERIES VICTORY

BIRCH RUN, Mich. (August 2, 2014) – Troy DeCaire scored his second Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints victory of the 2014 season at Illiana (IN) Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 2.

DeCaire completed the race winning pass on Jason Cox on the 20th circuit and then pulled away after a late race yellow for the victory with 15th place starter Jo Jo Helberg completing the podium finishers. Davey Hamilton Jr. and defending race winner Tim Cox rounded out the top five.

“After the day we had yesterday, my guys didn't let me down. We woke up at 7 a.m. and had this thing on jack stands. We went through the car and hard work really paid off,” said race winner Troy DeCaire. “They gave me a great car where I could just ride and watch Jason (Cox). He used his tires up a little bit and I made the move when it counted.”

The 30-lap feature began with Jason and Tim Cox pacing the 16-car starting field on the .50-mile oval. Jason Cox got the jump on his dad, and led the early stages of the race as Tim Cox settled into second with DeCaire advancing to the third spot.

At lap five, Jason Cox continued to lead as DeCaire moved to the runner-up position around Tim Cox with Kevin Feeney and Davey Hamilton Jr. close behind. Helberg was on the move, up from 15th to run in seventh spot after a pass on Joe Swanson.

DeCaire was able to close the gap in traffic on Jason Cox, but was using extreme patience to make a challenge for the race lead. While the duo remained one and two, Ryan Litt was on the charge climbing from his ninth starting spot to fourth after passing Feeney and Hamilton Jr.

Helberg then completed passes on Feeney and Hamilton to advance to fifth position. On Lap 20, DeCaire then pounced on Jason Cox while in heavy lapped traffic and grabbed the top spot after they had a spirited battle.

Once DeCaire was able to clear Jason Cox, he then edged away until the yellow flew on lap 23 for a spinning Sam Davis in turn 1. Under that caution period, fourth running Ryan Litt dropped out of the event and headed to the pit area.

DeCaire pulled away over the final seven laps to win over Jason Cox, who drove an impressive race in his first series start in almost 14 months. Helberg passed Tim Cox to finish in third with Davey Hamilton Jr. and Tim Cox rounding out the top-five finishers.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints returns to action on Sunday, August 31 at Angola (IN) Motorsport Speedway.

For more series information on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, visit www.SuperSprints.com.

- www.SuperSprints.com -

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series racing the "Ironman 55" at Federated Auto Parts Raceway on the 1/3rd high banked clay oval at Pevely, MO

(Second day of this two days of WoO Sprint Car Racing at this facility).

Article by: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Pevely, MO, 08/02/2014) An amazing night of racing at Federated Auto Parts Raceway in Pevely, MO. in front of a huge crowd of fans, the "World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series took on this one third of a mile, high banked clay oval, racing the "Ironman 55".

Kerry Madsen, originally from St. Marys, NSW Australia driving the Keneric, #29, 410 Sprint, raced from his sixth place start in this prestigious fifty-five lap feature event and scored his first ever, "Ironman 55" victory. Along with his huge win, Madsen won the $20,000. that he earned with his win.

"This is bloody awesome. To win my first "Ironman 55" race, amongst all of these fans, is so fantastic. We started the race in sixth, with Brad Sweet on the pole, then it was Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser, Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser, some of the top drivers in the field, all in front of me. The track was good and there were fifty-five laps to race. I tried to focus on racing a strong line forward, staying out of trouble. We've scored podium finishes and I won the "Kings Royal, this season" I can't thank Keneric, all of our crew, all of our sponsors etc. enough, for this great win. I hope we can keep this streak of podium and good finishes, going, especially at the up and coming racing at the Knoxville Nationals." said by Madsen.

Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND started the "Ironman 55" racing in fourth. By the second lap Schatz took on the lead. It was a really strong field of drivers trying to race down a move to the front. Schatz put in a strong run, holding all at bay, until the first twenty laps were in the books and that's when Madsen took on the lead.

"I took over the lead on the second lap. We were good but not good enough. I was trying to be cautious. I did everything I could, it just wasn't enough. We think we'll really be good at Knoxville. It's a whole different track than here. We have been good in the past and we have notes regarding those good events." said Schatz.

Racing in third, was James McFadden of Australia, who raced from an eleventh place start, to finishing in third at the checkered flag.

"Our team set me up so I could race where ever I put the car. We had a good run and our thanks go out to Joe Gearte, as well as to Tim and Cindy, our sponsor Red Lion Oil, to all of our sponsors. We also wanted to have something to compare our tracks (Their Canadian tracks with ours tracks)

Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN scored in fourth place at the line during qualifying.

"We had a good weekend. I made a mistake on the restart, losing position. I got back in third but then fell back to fourth. We are headed to Knoxville. We are going there tonight and racing there tomorrow." said McMahan.

All in all, it was a great two days of racing. Good car count, good racing, great fans , great facility and great people.

Kerry Madsen, set "FAST TIME" in qualifying, scoring a 11.019 lap.

Scoring in fifth through twenty-fourth, in the "A" Main, were, Brad Sweet, Daryn Pittman. Kraig Kinser, Joey Saldana, David Gravel, Chad Kemenah, Greg Wilson, Shane Stewart, Cody Darrah, Jason Sides, Logan Schuchart, Tim Kaeding, Jimmy Bridgeman, Logan Faucon, Kevin Petty, Danny Dietrich, Steve Kinser, Danny Smith, Bradley Greer.

The "B" Main, DASH, and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: Please note, all finishes, times, etc. are unofficial.

"B" Main: Logan Schuchart, Chad Kemenah, Logan Faucon, Bradley Greer, Jimmy Bridgeman, Kevin Petty, Jeremy Standridge, Caleb Wankel, John Dine.

DASH: Brad Sweet, Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser, Donny Schatz, Steve Kinser, Kerry Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Greg Wilson.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Greg Wilson, Kerry Madsen, Kraig Kinser, Joey Saldana, Tim Kaeding, Danny Dietrich, Chad Kemenah, Bradley Greer, Jeremy Standridge.

Heat #2: Daryn Pittman, Paul McMahan, Donny Schatz, James McFadden, David Gravel, Jacob Allen, Logan Faucon, Jimmy Bridgeman, Kevin Petty.

Heat #3: Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Danny Smith, Cody Darrah, Steve Kinser, Jason Sides, Logan Schuchart, John Dines.

 

 

Rex King, Carl Bowser and Alex Ferree reel in Titles with fourth wins of 2014 Rob Shook prevails as Fosnaught and McPherson tangle behind him

Sarver, PA (August 2, 2014) On another beautiful Friday Night of Fab Four Racing, our friends from the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club made their annual visit to the Action Track. And while the temps weren�t exactly typical of the Dog Days of Summer, the action on the track is really starting to heat up in all four divisions. Brian Swartzlander and Dave Murdick tangled in the opening laps of the Diehl Mods feature and surrendered the lead to Bud Points leader Rex King Jr. who then ran away with his fourth win of the season. AJ Flick led over a dozen laps on the way to what would have been his first Peoples TWP Sprint feature, only to give way to Brandon Matus and then Carl Bowser. Matus�s broke, but Bowser went on to chug the Turner�s Premium Iced Tea after his fourth win of the season. Alex Ferree battled Jared Miley in a late race restart that saw Miley surrender the lead as he slid off the top of turn two and Ferree cruise to his fourth win of the season in the Precise Late Models. Finally, Rob Shook sealed the deal this week after losing the lead in the final turn of the final lap last week to score his first Pic-A-Part Sportsman win of the season as points leaders Jim Fosnaught and Corey McPherson tangled behind him in turn three coming to the checkered flag.

The Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds started the show with Brian Swartzlander alongside Jeff Miller on the front row and Dave Murdick started right behind Miller in third. Budweiser Points leader Rex King Jr. rolled to green from 10th on the starting grid after winning last week. Swartzlander took the early lead, but Murdick tried a slidejob on the lap five restart. The resulting contact sent Swartzlander sailing off turn four and Murdick was sent to the tail for rough driving. King had already made his way to fifth by the initial restart and thus third on the ensuing restart. King wasted little time as he took the lead in turns three & four and never looked back on the way to his fourth win of the season. He will carry a 23 point lead over his father and 37 points over Dave Murdick into next week.

Ransomville, NY�s Eric Rudolph made another visit to the Action Track and ran a rock solid second to King. Brian Swartzlander rallied from his early race incident to finish third ahead of Rex King Sr. in fourth. Tom Winkle finished fifth ahead of Steve Feder, Bob Warren, Rodney Beltz, Mike Turner and Tom Glenn. Dave Murdick was scored 15th as a DNF after charging back to third mid-race only to suffer mechanical failure. Heats were won by King Jr. and Swartzlander.

Third-generation star and Sprint division rookie AJ Flick started on the outside pole and appeared to be on a course to his first Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprint win, only to see veterans Brandon Matus and Carl Bowser slide under him on late race restarts. Flick used a wicked slidejob in turn four to pass Mike Wagner to complete lap six; Wagner had just taken the lead from Cory Good two laps prior. Flick looked strong and confident on an open track and even through lapped traffic, but did not want to see a restart with Matus and Bowser on his tailtank. Matus�s slidejob was successful in turn two on the lap 20 restart, but Flick passed him back entering turn three as Matus slid up the track in turn four and then off the track in turn one with a broken tie-rod. On the lap 21 restart, Bowser used the same slidejob in turns one & two that Matus had to take the lead from Flick for good. His fourth win of the season extended his Budweiser Points lead to 44 over Brandon Matus who was scored as a DNF in 15th.

Flick held on to score his best finish of the season in second. Cory Good and Scott Priester in third and fourth also scored their best finishes of the season, while Mike Lutz tied his best finish of the season in fifth. Brent Matus, Michael Wagner, Dan Shetler, Bill Jones Jr. and George Hobaugh rounded out the top ten. Priester, Wagner and Bowser all won their respective heat races and Bill Jones Jr. won the B-Main.

Good guys Chuck Sarver and Chris Schneider led the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models to the green flag and Schneider took the early lead. Jared Miley, Alex Ferree, Mike Pegher Jr. and Russ King all started deep in the field. Fourth starting John Garvin Jr. took the lead the lap eight restart, but Miley was already to fifth and Ferree was sixth. By lap 10, Norris who started fifth, was second, Miley was third, Ferree was fourth and it was anyone�s race at that point. Norris tried to slide under Garvin in turns one & two on lap 13, but the move cost Norris his momentum as Miley and Ferree got by for second and third. You could have thrown a blanket over Garvin, Miley and Ferree battling for the lead as they entered lapped traffic on lap 16. Miley took the lead on lap 17, Ferree took the lead on lap 19 and then Miley took the lead back on lap 20. Instead of trading slide jobs with five to go in heavy lapped traffic, Ferree wisely fell in line behind Miley and they dispatched lapped traffic around the top of both ends of the track. By lap 24, they finally cleared lapped traffic, if even momentarily, but one final caution slowed the race as Michael Norris was facing the wrong direction on the grass inside turn one. On the restart, Miley and Ferree were door-to-door and while they did not make contact, Miley slid off the top of turn two and Ferree rocketed down the back straightaway on the way to his fourth win of the season and 29th of his career. In doing so, Ferree stretched his lead to 66 points over second place Russ King.

�Double Duty� Dave Murdick ran a real strong race in the Pitkavish #1 to finish second ahead of Miley, Garvin and Mike Pegher Jr. Russ King finished sixth, Brian Swartzlander was seventh, Colton Flinner beat his uncle John Flinner to the line for eighth and Chris Schneider rounded out the top ten. Michael Norris and Garrett Krummert claimed heat race checkers.

And then there was the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman feature! Mike Miller and Rob Shook brought the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman field to the green flag; each seeking their first feature win of the season. Miller took the lead at the green flag, but a front stretch melee involving several cars slowed the race with just three laps in. By that third lap, Fosnaught had already made his way to fourth place on the track and he took third from Terry Young on the restart. As Fosnaught battled Rob Shook, Miller pulled away, but a few cautions still lay ahead. On the lap 12 restart, McPherson moved to fourth as Shook took the lead with a great run into turns one & two. Fosnaught came to second on lap 15 and McPherson came to third on lap 17. A caution on lap 18 set the table for a thrilling final two laps.

On the first lap 18 restart, Fosnaught took a slight lead in turns one & two, but Shook had a big run off the top of turn two and held the lead down the backstretch only to see another caution wave for Eric Piotrowski and Jeff Miller in turn two. On the second lap 18 restart, McPherson, Fosnaught and Shook were just about three-wide coming out of turn two with Shook leading the way by a nose. Fosnaught and Shook were door-to-door exiting turn four with Shook leading at the stripe. Fosnaught slid up in front of Shook in turn two, but Shook crossed back under and charged back into the lead down the back straightaway. As the leaders entered turn three, Fosnaught appeared to slow entering turn three just enough that McPherson had to check up to avoid rearending him, but ended up driving into his left rear quarter panel and sending both drivers spinning out of contention. McPherson sailed off the top of the apex of turns three & four, while Fosnaught rolled backwards towards the bottom of the track as Shook motored away to his first checkered flag of the season. The incident cost Fosnaught a second place finish; instead he was a 16th place DNF. McPherson was disqualified for the night, (no points, no purse money), for intentional rough driving.

Lost in the chaos that followed was that Rob Shook�s persistence and consistency finally paid off with his first win of the season to go along with three runner-up finishes, 10 top fives and 12 top tens. Friday Night�s win was Shook�s first since July 6, 2012.

The last lap chaos also shook up the finishing order, as Shook, Young and Aaron Easler came to the checkered flag, but most of the rest of the field was scored as they finished the previous lap unless they stopped under caution; needless to say, it wasn�t the easiest situation to score. According to official MyLaps Sports Timing results, after Young and Easler in second and third, Mike Miller finished fourth and Pat Hanley finished fifth. Brett McDonald, Joey Zambotti, Paul Schreckengost, Stan Riggle and Wayne Carbo rounded out the top ten. Terry Young, Paul Schreckengost and Pat Hanley won their respective heat races. Shook�s win, Fosnaught�s 16th place finish and McPherson�s DQ has the points as such: Fosnaught leads Shook by 17 and McPherson by 36 with three races remaining on the schedule.

Fab Four Racing continues next week on Friday, July 8 with Nostalgia Night and the MRO Injured Driver�s Benefit Auction. Friday, July 15 is Turner Dairy Farm Night and everything comes to a close with Championship Night on Friday, August 22.

 

 

37th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS

Abreu wins Belleville Midget Nationals”

Belleville, Kan., Aug. 2--- Rico Abreu captured Saturday’s 37th annual Belleville Midget Nationals on the Belleville High Banks. The victory increased the USAC Honda National Midget Series points lead for the St. Helena, Calif. Driver. Zach Daum, Thursday Night’s feature winner jumped into the lead at the start followed by Abreu. The caution was displayed on Lap 5 when Chris Windom slowed on the track. Windom changed a tire and eventually finished in the fifth position. Daum led Abreu, Tracy Hines and defending winner Christopher Bell at the completion of the tenth lap. Abreu closed on the back of Daum, and passed Daum for the lead entering Turn 1 on Lap 13. At the midway point Abreu continued to lead Daum, and Hines increasing his lead each lap. A caution appeared with nine laps remaining, erasing Abreu’s advantage over the field. On the restart Abreu again pulled away driving the Kunz/Curb-Agajanian owned Bullet/Toyota No. 97. Daum trailed Abreu at the finish followed by Hines, Bell and Windom. The victory marked the third in four years for Kunz/Curb-Agajanian, and was the fifth overall for Keith Kunz. “This is special for me, I’ve wanted to win here since I first showed up here” commented Abreu who finished second in the two previous events.

SUMMARY FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Zach Daum (#5D Daum), 2. Christoper Bell (#71 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Jerry Coons Jr. (#2 Lein), 4. Michael Pickens (#3F RFMS), 5. Stu Snyder (#2s Rhoten), 6. Jeff Stasa (#91 Stasa), 7. Tanner Thorson (#67 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian). 2:18.03

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Rico Abreu (#97 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 2. Bryan Clauson (#63 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Chris Windom (#3 RFMS), 4. Garrett Hood (#11H Hoods), 5. Don Droud Jr. (#44 Smith), 6. Johnny Murdock (#0 Murdock), 7. Tyler Dunkle (#0A Murdock). 2:19.95

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Tracy Hines (#24 Parker), 2. Dave Darland (#17 RW/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Cody Brewer (#96 Central Motorsports), 4. Isaac Chapple (#52 Chapple), 5. Matt Johnson (#85 Johnson), 6. Ty Williams (#19 Stasa), 7. Robert Bell (#0z Murdock). 2:21.11

POLE DASH: (6 laps) 1. Daum, 2. Abreu, 3. Bell, 4. Hines, 5. Darland, 6. Clauson. 1:48.87

B DASH: (6 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Pickens, 3. Brewer, 4. Chapple, 5. Hood. 1:48.25

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Rico Abreu, 2. Zach Daum, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Christoper Bell, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Michael Pickens, 10. Cody Brewer, 11. Stu Snyder, 12. Jeff Stasa, 13. Matt Johnson, 14. Isaac Chapple, 15. Garrett Hood, 16. Johnny Murdock, 17. Robert Bell, 18, Tyler Dunkle, 19. Don Droud Jr., 20. Ty Williams.

Feature Lap Leaders: Laps 1-13 Daum, Laps 14-40 Abreu.

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Malsam Wins on Ladies Night Out at Skagit Speedway

8/2/14

Alger, WA – Ladies Night Out presented by The Silver Reef Hotel & Casino was held on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway with perfect summer weather greeting the large crowd. When the dust settled on the rapid moving evening, Taylor Malsam stood in victory lane with a wire-to wire 25 lap win in the 410 sprint car division in a race that saw no stoppages.

The 410 Sprint Car A Main saw only three flags thrown: Green, White and Checkered. Taylor Malsam jumped out to a huge advantage early and maintained it through most of the race. His only hiccup came around lap 20 as he was navigating slower traffic. One of the slower cars, the car washed up the track on the exit of turn four, leaving Malsam no room between him and the wall. After smacking the front stretch fence, Jason Solwold was able to close to within a half straight away of Malsam, but no further as Taylor held strong to take the win. Solwold was second and Jesse Whitney took third. Malsam set quick time. Kevin Smith and Skylar Gee won the heat races.

Tristin Thomas dominated the NW USAC HPD Midget Main event, leading all 20 laps in a caution free main event. Thomas started on the pole and had a huge advantage all race long before taking his first Skagit Speedway win and second of the year in the series. Chase Goetz was second and rounding out the podium in third was Lance Sargent. Heat winners were Thomas and Goetz.

Steve Parker picked up a win in the Sportsman Sprint car division. Jonathan Jorgenson led every lap of the feature but his engine had components that did not fit with the spirit and intent of the division rules, giving the victory to Parker who ran second for the entirety of the main event. Cory Samuelson was second and Cory Swatzina was third. Heat race winners were Robbie Price and Sean Johnson. Bill Rude ran the fastest qualifying lap.

410 Sprints Fast Time – Taylor Malsam 11.241 Heat 1 – Skylar Gee, Matt Jensen, Taylor Malsam, Mike Bollinger, Barry Martinez Heat 2 – Kevin Smith, Jason Solwold, Jesse Whitney, Jason Bloodgood, Steve Vague Main – Taylor Malsam, Solwold, Whitney, Martinez, Jensen, Vague, Smith, Gee, Bollinger, Bloodgood Lap Leaders – Malsam 1-25

NW USAC HPD Midgets Heat 1 – Tristin Thomas, Lance Sargent, Mike Volbrecht, Hannah Lindquist, Al Goldie Heat 2 – Chase Goetz, Lance Hallmark, Dougie James, Todd Hartmann, Garrett Thomas, Kevin Kirkpatrick Main – Tristin Thomas, Goetz, Sargent, James, Hallmark, Lindquist, Volbrecht, Hartmann, G Thomas, Kirkpatrick Lap Leaders – T Thomas 1-20

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Bill Rude 12.803 Heat 1 – Robbie Price, Cory Samuelson, Steve Parker, Kelsey Carpenter, Tyler Fox, Otto Jorgenson, Clayton Sibley, Brett McGhie, Bill Rude Heat 2 – Sean Johnson, Cory Samuelson, Joe Lyon, James Bundy, Ashley Lewellen, Greg Otis, Ben Gunderson, Jonathan Jorgenson Main – Steve Parker, Samuelson, Swatzina, Carpenter, Fox, Price, Bundy, Johnson, Lyon, O Jorgenson, Otis, Sibley, Gunderson, Lewellen, McGhie, J Jorgenson Lap Leaders - J Jorgenson 1-20

 

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

15811 Waynesfield Rd. | Waynesfield, Ohio 45896

www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net | 419.568.3201

RACE RESULTS

6th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (41 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 29-Logan Jarret[2]

2. 41-Thomas Meseraull[4]

3. 21-Travis Hery[3]

4. 2I-Dustin Ingle[5]

5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[1]

6. 99-Todd Kane[8]

7. 12H-Tim Hunter[9]

8. 63-Huston Hewitt[10]

9. 7M-Brandon Moore[11]

10. 19-Jimmy Snead[7]

11. 3J-John Beaber[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Justin Grant[4]

2. 2B-Mike Dunlap[1]

3. 18K-Todd Keen[3]

4. 17B-Nick Bilbee[6]

5. 23S-Kyle Simon[2]

6. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[7]

7. 33M-Cody Swanson[8]

8. 71-Stratton Briggs[9]

9. 14-Cooper Clouse[5]

10. 87-Paul Dues[10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 18X-Scotty Weir[4]

2. 54-Matt Westfall[3]

3. 3T-Tony Beaber[2]

4. 9N-Luke Hall[8]

5. 31-Tom Rhodes[1]

6. 2M-Beau Stewart[6]

7. 6-Cody Gardner[5]

8. 63D-Jim Dues[7]

9. 5-Mark Silva[9]

10. 12B-Don Ryder[10]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. O-Steve Irwin[3]

2. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[2]

3. 14C-Andy Conley[5]

4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1]

5. 24L-Lee Underwood[6]

6. 17-Kevin Myers[8]

7. 12-Kent Wolters[4]

8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7]

9. 14G-Gary Campbell[10]

10. 69R-Brian Gross[9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature

1. 2B-Mike Dunlap[1]

2. 40-Justin Grant[4]

3. 54-Matt Westfall[7]

4. O-Steve Irwin[5]

5. 29-Logan Jarret[6]

6. 18X-Scotty Weir[8]

7. 41-Thomas Meseraull[3]

8. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[2]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1]

2. 14-Cooper Clouse[2]

3. 99-Todd Kane[9]

4. 12H-Tim Hunter[10]

5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[3]

6. 87-Paul Dues[11]

7. 7M-Brandon Moore[13]

8. 33M-Cody Swanson[5]

9. 19-Jimmy Snead[8]

10. 71-Stratton Briggs[7]

11. 63-Huston Hewitt[12]

12. 3J-John Beaber[6]

13. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[4]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2M-Beau Stewart[2]

2. 6-Cody Gardner[1]

3. 24L-Lee Underwood[6]

4. 31-Tom Rhodes[4]

5. 12-Kent Wolters[3]

6. 63D-Jim Dues[5]

7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[8]

8. 17-Kevin Myers[10]

9. 5-Mark Silva[9]

10. 14G-Gary Campbell[7]

11. 12B-Don Ryder[11]

12. 69R-Brian Gross[12]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 40-Justin Grant[2]

2. 54-Matt Westfall[3]

3. 18X-Scotty Weir[6]

4. O-Steve Irwin[4]

5. 2I-Dustin Ingle[13]

6. 29-Logan Jarret[5]

7. 14C-Andy Conley[12]

8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16]

9. 41-Thomas Meseraull[7]

10. 17B-Nick Bilbee[14]

11. 3T-Tony Beaber[11]

12. 21-Travis Hery[9]

13. 6-Cody Gardner[20]

14. 22S-Dallas Hewitt[8]

15. 23S-Kyle Simon[17]

16. 14-Cooper Clouse[19]

17. 2B-Mike Dunlap[1]

18. 2M-Beau Stewart[18]

19. 18K-Todd Keen[10]

20. 9N-Luke Hall[15]

Hard Charger: 2I-Dustin Ingle[+8]

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

28th annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS presented by Davis Bros. Inc.

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

$10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified (75-laps): 1. 52 - David Danzer, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 47 - Bob Bond, 4. 22 - Pat Lavery, 5. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 6. 50 - Dave Gruel, 7. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 8. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 9. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr, 10. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 11. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 12. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 13. 24 - Jerry Curran, 14. 00 - Joe Gosek, 15. 99 - Joey Payne, 16. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 17. 6 - Dave Shullick Jr, 18. 55 - Keith Shampine, 19. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr, 20. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 21. 0 - Tim Snyder, 22. 45 - Mike Barbera, 23. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 24. 90 - Kody Graham, 25. 21 - Ray Graham, 26. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr.

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #01 - Dan Connors Jr.

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #9 - Stephen Gioia III

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #52 - David Danzer

Heat #1 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 2. 00 - Joe Gosek, 3. 99 - Joey Payne, 4. 37 - Randy Ritskes, 5. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 6. 6 - Dave Shullick Jr., 7. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 8. 44 - Bobby Haynes Jr.

Heat #2 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 0 - Tim Snyder, 2. 22 - Pat Lavery, 3. 21 - Ray Graham, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 50 - Dave Gruel, 6. 47 - Bob Bond, 7. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 8. 45 - Mike Barbera, 9. 01 - Dan Connors Jr.

Heat #3 (12-laps, all qualify): 1. 52 - David Danzer, 2. 90 - Kody Graham, 3. 3 - Brian Sweeney, 4. 55 - Keith Shampine, 5. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 6. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 7. 24 - Jerry Curran, 8. 66 - Lou LeVea Sr.

Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers

$1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS (35-laps): 1. 13 - Russ Brown, 2. 98 - Jason Simmons, 3. 67 - Dave Cliff, 4. 57 - Danny Abt, 5. 9 - Jack Patrick, 6. 73 - Alex Hoag, 7. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 8. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 9. 93 - JJ Andrews, 10. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 11. 54 - Camden Proud, 12. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 13. 76 - Scott Shafer, 14. 21 - Rob Pullen, 15. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 16. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 17. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 18. 8 - Josh Kerr, 19. 2 - Matt Magner, 20. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 21. 22 - Mike Bruce, 22. 27 - David LaTulip, 23. 99 - Dennis Rupert

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #13 - Russ Brown

Nice Price Auto Sales Up & Comer: #02 - Jesse Bearup

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #98 - Jason Simmons

White's Car Care 4th Place Award: #57 - Danny Abt

Heat #1 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 98 - Jason Simmons, 2. 73 - Alex Hoag, 3. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 4. 02 - Jesse Bearup, 5. 67 - Dave Cliff, 6. 47 - Jon Tesoriero, 7. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 8. 21 - Rob Pullen

Heat #2 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 93 - JJ Andrews, 2. 57 - Danny Abt, 3. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 4. 9 - Jack Patrick, 5. 13 - Russ Brown, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 8. 76 - Scott Shafer

Heat #3 (10-laps, all qualify): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 27 - David LaTulip, 3. 8 - Josh Kerr, 4. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 5. 2 - Matt Magner, 6. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 7. 90 - Greg O'Connor

 

 

Jason Barney Claims Patriot Sprint Tour Win at Ransomville

Barney Named Winner after Jared Zimbardi Mistakenly Used Incorrect Tire

Rich Vleck, RANSOMVILLE, NY, (August 1, 2014)- At no point during the racing action Friday Night did it appear that Jason Barney was poised to claim the win, but after all the dust had settled on a wild night, he would be the one walking away with the top prize.

Barney, of Brewerton, NY, was declared the winner of the A-Verdi Patriot Sprint Tour event at Ransomville after post-race technical inspection revealed initial winner Jared Zimbardi’s No. 35 had used an unapproved tire, relegating the PST point leader to a last-place finish.

“I feel like this is just a higher-paying second-place,” stated Barney after the race. “I know Jared’s deal was a mistake, they had a better car than us and drove the better race.”

Zimbardi took the penalty graciously considering the circumstances, noting afterwards, “We were in scramble mode a little bit before the feature and never realized it until tech. The funny thing is it was a 410 tire made to unhook the car but obviously it still wasn’t right.”

The penalty would cap off a feature that saw nearly a half-dozen drivers appear poised to claim the win. Steve Collins won his heat and started on the pole, but on the second lap his car dipped in to the frontstretch moat, came back across the track and through the infield, which put mud on his tires and spun around the No. 67. Chuck Hebing would make contact with Collins and behind them Kyle Drum would flip and Derek Jonathan would slam the wall hard.

On lap six, leader Kevin Ward Jr. was run down by local favorite Stewart Friesen and as Ward slipped up behind a lapped car, Friesen attempted to go three-wide, but ran over the right rear of the lapped car resulting in his No. 33 slamming the outside wall in turn three and breaking the steering, knocking him out of competition.

On lap 15, Chuck Hebing had come from the back to drive up to fourth, but began to spin entering turn one. Despite saving his No. 45, a chain reaction would result in Ransomville’s Dave Just spinning his No. 54J like a top and nearly flipping over.

As the finish closed in, Kevin Ward Jr. continued to dominate the feature, backing up his potentially track-record lap of 14.434 seconds he ran in hot laps. Jared Zimbardi had started to reel in Ward but with two laps remaining was running out of time, that is until the duo entered turn one, where a lapped car tagged the wall in front of the leader; with Ward already committed to the high line, he did what he could to avoid but still made contact with the flipping car. During the red flag, officials saw a bent frame and broken W-link, forcing the No. 13 pitside.

Zimbardi would inherit the lead, even with a bowling ball-sized hole punched in the right side panel of his wing from the crash, but by staying on the top, no one was going to pass the “Juice”.

Barney was going to be pleased with second and was happy enough to be on the front stretch at the end of the night. “Honestly, I felt like I was in a matrix the first five laps, just dodging bullets. I put ourselves in some bad spots a few times, so we were just lucky to get through it. I guess it was just our night.”

Earlier in the night, Barney finished third in his heat race, sending him to the Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame, which he won for the first time in his career. With the A-Main win, “Racin Jason” becomes the third driver in series history to win the Four Laps of Fame Dash and the Feature on the same night. Incidentally, Barney did win a feature back in 2008 from the dash, but finished second in the Four Laps of Fame event.

Chuck Hebing would end up with a second place finish. It is the first time in 2014 that “Cobra” did not win a PST event he competed in and is also the first time since 2007 he did not win a Ransomville Patriot race he ran. It is also worth noting that the last time a driver had a PST win taken away for an unapproved tire, it was in 2008 when Hebing inherited the victory from Scott Bonnell.

Glenn Styres would end up third in his first trip to Ransomville since 2007, while local driver Don Adamczyk would finish fourth in his fourth start of the year. Despite break issues keeping Scott Kreutter from running his heat race, along with a detached hood and MSD cover in the feature, the 2012 Champion drove from dead-last to round out the top five.

Paul Habeck won heat race two, the first of his PST career and backed it up with a PST-best sixth place run. Mitch Brown was seventh while Steve Glover drove up 12 spots to finish eighth. Parker Evans was forced to run the feature without a nose wing after the bracket was broken off in the heats, but he was still able to finish ninth, just ahead of fellow rookie Dane Lorenc, who drove up 11 spots to round out the top 10.

This was the first time since 2007 that the Patriot Sprint Tour made multiple appearances at Ransomville in a single season. Along with Habeck and Collins winning their respectives heats, Dave Just claimed his first career heat race win. A strong crowd was on hand to take in the 23 sprint cars flying around the tactical track, with pleasant skies around Niagara County despite stronger storms in the region.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 8/1/14, Ransomville Speedway, Ransomville, NY.

A-Verdi A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Jason Barney (87), 2. Chuck Hebing (45), 3. Glenn Styres (0), 4. Don Adamczyk (21), 5. Scott Kreutter (10B), 6. Paul Habeck (25H), 7. Mitch Brown (10), 8. Steve Glover (121), 9. Parker Evans (61), 10. Dane Lorenc (00), 11. Brad Knab (38), 12. Kevin Ward Jr. (13), 13. Dan Bennett (99), 14. Tyler Graves (25G), 15. Jeremy Barnard (86), 16. Dave Just (54J), 17. Steve Collins (67), 18. Stewart Friesen (33), 19. Scott Just (54JR), 20. Derek Jonathan (81), 21. Kyle Drum (47), 22. Jared Zimbardi (35), DNS. Stan Zanchin (94)

Lap Leaders- Ward 1-23, Zimbardi 24-25.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Jason Barney (87), 2. Mitch Brown (10), 3. Glenn Styres (0), 4. Jared Zimbardi (35), 5. Brad Knab (38), 6. Derek Jonathan (81).

Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: D. Just, Frisen, Brown, Ward, Zimbardi, Graves, Bennett, Kreutter (DNS).

Race 2: Habeck, S. Just, Adamczyk, Knab, Jonathan, Evans, Lorenc, Zanchin (DNS).

Race 3: Collins, Hebing, Barney, Styres, Drum, Barnard, Glover.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Zimbardi 1542, Collins 1368, Knab 1344, D. Just 1324, S. Just 1257, Jonathan 1252, Lorenc 1238, Kreutter 1231, Graves 1170, Evans 1116.

Four Laps of Fame Dash for Cash Series Point Standings (Top Five)- Polyak and D. Just 17, Knab 16, Evans 14, Collins 12.

Hard Charger of the Season Point Standings (Top Five)- Polyak and Lorenc 31, Kreutter 23, S.Glover 18, Adamczyk and Evans 17.

 

 

Dancer dominates Run for the Rabbit At Limaland Motorsports Park

(8/1/14) – There is an old saying in sports that “winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” For veteran sprint car driver Shawn Dancer the experience of winning a feature at Limaland Motorsports Park was the only thing he was still looking to accomplish. That quest became a moot point for the Delphos based racer as he went flag-to-flag on this night and won the coveted Run for the Rabbit 25-lap NRA Sprint Invaders showdown.

The event quickly turned into a three-car tussle between Dancer, fellow front row starter Hud Horton and Jared Horstman. Dancer and Horstman were content to storm around the high side cushion of the high banked -mile, while Horton took the middle or inside line as his preferred avenue for racing. It remained a three-car engagement with these same racers despite a pair of caution flags and a red flag to slow the race.

A harrowing end-over-end accident involving veteran Todd Heuerman occurred after he made contact with the turn four wall. The popular Leipsic, Ohio racer was unable to continue due to damage with his number 18 machine. The incident did set up a four-lap dash to the finish. Shawn Dancer simply turned it into a series of victory laps on his way to a first-ever feature race checkered flag.

“The car was really good and my guys did a great job with the setup,” exclaimed a happy yet calm Dancer. “It’s awesome for my first win to be the Run for the Rabbit. The family of Travis “Rabbit” Miller is great for putting this on. For me after flipping at Eldora (recently) it was important to do something positive and my whole team really stepped up as this is something special!”

The Reineke Modifieds 20-lap feature proved to be a repeat of the previous two weeks as Matt Westfall and Todd Sherman continued their dual domination in the division. Westfall came from behind to edge Sherman at the finish line two weeks ago while Sherman held off Westfall in a similar scenario just last week at the famed western Ohio speed venue.

Matt Westfall took an outside front row starting position and propelled his number 54 entry to the early lead using the high line around the track. Sherman, celebrating a milestone 50th birthday, stayed with his traditional middle to bottom route line and was within range of Westfall throughout. Both racers seemed content to hold their positions although Sherman made a few attempts to get fully underneath Westfall. He was never successful as Westfall rolled mostly unthreatened to his third win of 2014.

“We had a really good car tonight and it’s always a good feeling to win,” said a matter-of-fact Westfall. “The longer the green, it seemed the top of the track was best and I didn’t feel like Todd (Sherman) was really gaining much on me.”

Lima’s Jeff Koz continued his hot streak in the Budweiser Thunderstocks division. He proved to be dominant enough to secure the lead from UNOH Racer Mike Learman on lap number two despite starting from the outside of row number four. Koz took his stocker to the front with a smooth sure driving style that seamlessly led the field of cars through the final 14 circuits of the 15-lap feature. Tim Cole and point’s leader Tony Anderson tried to emulate Koz racing line, but they were unable to effectively challenge.

It marked a fourth triumph on the 2014 season for Jeff Koz and the 17th of his Limaland Motorsports Park career. “We may not have had the best car, but we made it work and it’s great to be back anytime in victory lane,” said Koz. “We had some issues after the heat race, but my guys busted their tails and made this thing work.”

The visiting Tuff Trucks division made their annual trek to Limaland on this evening and pole sitter Chris Hicks became the third of four feature winners to start from the front row. Hicks’ only genuine threat for the lead through the 15-lap race came from fellow trucker Mike Hicks. Race winner Chris Hicks revealed that he has ruled in this division regardless of the race track hosting the competition.

“It wasn’t bad at all here tonight,” understated Hicks on his dominating performance. “This marks my fourth win of the season (including other tracks). It’s a blast to race here at Limaland, even if it’s just once a year.”

Limaland Motorsports Park is back in action on Friday, August 8, with the NRA Challenge, a 25-lap feature for the K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. The Reineke Modifieds and Budweiser Thunderstocks will also battle on the famed mile oval. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps beginning at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

All the latest news and information can be found at www.limaland.com. You can also find 2014 Limaland Motorsports Park on Facebook and Twitter.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 8/1/2014 Lima Auto Mall Night

McDonald’s Dash – (5 laps) – Modifieds 1. 34X-Brandon Vaughan; 2. 01-Anthony Flannery; 3. 23J-Jeff Koz; 4. 07-Damon Bock

NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 35-Ron Blair; 2.18-Todd Heuerman; 3. 6-Jr Stewart; 4. 17A-Tim Allison; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts; 7. 87-Paul Dues

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 28H-Hud Horton; 2. 23-Devon Dobie; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 4. B20-Butch Schroeder; 5. 12H-Tim Hunter; 6. 6M-Max Stambaugh; 7. 12R-Nick Roberts

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer; 2. 17-Jared Horstman; 3. 57-Mike Dunlap; 4. 6T-Tyler Moore; 5. 69-Scott Curren

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 49-Shawn Dancer[1]; 2. 28H-Hud Horton[2]; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[6]; 4. 17A-Tim Allison[10]; 5. 6M-Max Stambaugh[17]; 6. 23-Devon Dobie[5]; 7. 6-Jr Stewart[7]; 8. 10X-Dustin Stroup[8]; 9. B20-Butch Schroeder[11]; 10. 57-Mike Dunlap[9]; 11. 22R-Kevin Roberts[16]; 12. 35-Ron Blair[3]; 13. 12R-Nick Roberts[19]; 14. 18-Todd Heuerman[4]; 15. 12H-Tim Hunter[14]; 16. 69-Scott Curren[15]; 17. 6T-Tyler Moore[12]; 18. 87-Paul Dues[18]

Reineke Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 54-Matt Westfall; 2. 65-Todd Sherman; 3. 40-Terry Hull; 4. OO-Andy Galgoci; 5. 34X-Brandon Vaughan; 6. 23J-Jeff Koz; 7. 4J-Josh Elliott; 8. 4T-Terry Elliot

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 10-Scott Bowersock; 2. 6M-Tony Elliott; 3. 5X-Jerry Bowersock; 4. 71-Joel Ortberg; 5. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler; 7. 83K-Josh Kehle; 8. 22M-Jason Mccoy

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. O1-Anthony Flannery; 2. ZERO-Brent Hole; 3. L5-Casey Luedeke; 4. 11H-Mike Hohlbein; 5. 22T-Tony Anderson; 6. O7-Damen Beck; 7. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 54-Matt Westfall[2]; 2. 65-Todd Sherman[4]; 3. 5X-Jerry Bowersock[8]; 4. 40-Terry Hull[7]; 5. 10-Scott Bowersock[1]; 6. L5-Casey Luedeke[9]; 7. 22T-Tony Anderson[15]; 8. 3W-Dylan Woodling[14]; 9. 71-Joel Ortberg[11]; 10. ZERO-Brent Hole[6]; 11. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[13]; 12. 23J-Jeff Koz[16]; 13. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[12]; 14. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[21]; 15. O7-Damen Beck[18]; 16. 6M-Tony Elliott[5]; 17. 4T-Terry Elliott[22]; 18. 4J-Josh Elliott[19]; 19. 20K-Bill Keeler[17]; 20. 83K-Josh Kehle[20]; 21. O1-Anthony Flannery[3]

 

 

HELBERG EARNS FOURTH AUTO VALUE BUMPER TO BUMPER SUPER SPRINTS VICTORY

BIRCH RUN, Mich. (August 1, 2014) – Scoring his fourth Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints victory of the season and third consecutive at Dixie (MI) Motor Speedway, Jo Jo Helberg earned the victory at the .400-mile oval on Friday, August 1.

Helberg powered around the outside of Davey Hamilton to take the race lead on the fifth circuit and then dominated the final 25 circuits. He was chased across the finish line by Canadian Ryan Litt with Florida’s Troy DeCaire making a last lap pass on Hamilton for third position. Davey Hamilton Jr. filled out the top-five finishers.

“The car wasn't that good on the bottom in the early stages, but it was working really good on the top. I re-grouped after the yellow and gave it everything I had on the outside. You can go all out on these Hoosier Tires in 30 lap races,” said race winner Jo Jo Helberg.

The 16-car starting field charged to the green flag with Hamilton getting the jump and pacing the opening laps as DeCaire settled into second spot and Helberg drove into the third position. The lone caution waved on lap 4 when Jerry Caryer came to a stop in turn 3.

On the restart, Helberg made quick work on DeCaire using the outside lane to advance to second position and stayed up high to bypass Hamilton for the top spot. Once out front, Helberg began to construct a sizeable margin.

At the 10-lap mark, Litt drove into third around DeCaire and three laps later passed Hamilton for the second spot. Litt was able to close on Helberg in lapped traffic, but once Helberg got passed John Turnbull Jr., he was able to distance himself from Litt.

At the checkered flag, Helberg pulled away to earn his seventh Winged Sprint Car feature of the season while Litt posted his second top-two AVBBSS finish of 2014. DeCaire earned his second straight series podium with Hamilton and Hamilton Jr. filling out the top five.

Kyle Edwards collected the Hamilton Trucking Fast Qualifier Award with an official lap of 12.713 seconds at 113.270 mph. Heat race wins went to Helberg and Hamilton.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints return to action on Saturday, August 2 at Illiana (IN) Motor Speedway.

For more series information on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints, visit www.SuperSprints.com. - www.SuperSprints.com -

For More Information, Contact: Tom Hartsell tom@supersprints.com

 

 

Kids, Bikes and Fireworks Highlight SCVR

St. Croix Falls, WI, August 1, 2014

by Terry Lehnertz

Families from all over the region simmered through the sticky late afternoon and early evening for the annual Ultimate Kids’ Night celebration at St. Croix Valley Raceway on Friday and were rewarded with a fun-filled night at the race track. Eight year old Nicole Lehnertz kicked off Ultimate Kids’ Night with her rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, and that was just the start of the kids’ party night. Over three dozen bikes were raffled off to young fans throughout the program that was capped off with a thunderous fireworks display. On the track, the Northern Vintage racers provided their own fireworks in the form of Butch Bethke’s nasty rollover that mangled his historic racer. Bethke walked away unharmed but his beautiful #31 vintage super modified sustained heavy damage. Mark Peine and Steve Baker had much better luck, each winning their respective vintage car feature races via dramatic last lap passes. Regular weekly division winners included John Erickson, Kayla Lallier, Ty Sampair, Cam Schafer, Mitch Weiss and Jason Gross.

In the first feature to take the track, John Erickson made it look easy in the Pure Stocks. Erickson was dominating, leading every lap of both his heat race and the feature in claiming an impressive clean sweep. Opening night feature winner Darren Kohler started third behind Erickson and chased him in vain the entire distance as Erickson’s #145 was on rails in the route. The big mover early was Krysta Swearingen, who vaulted from deep in the field to the third in the opening laps, but as the field settled down and stretched out, she was unable to continue her advance. Erickson won comfortably over Kohler, Swearingen, Tim Baxter and first heat race winner Casey Ogilvie.

Fittingly, youth was served in the Future Four/Minivan main event as eighteen year old Kayla Lallier ran virtually flawlessly to earn her win. Lallier started on the pole, but her first ever SCVR feature win would be no walk in the park. Dan Rick provided the early pressure, repeatedly looking for a groove below Lallier. Further back, division point leader Damon Roberts was jockeying with Derrick Johnson, Darrel Johnson, Nathan Anderson and eventually Dan Rick in his bid to get back to The Hill. Late in the race, Roberts made a bold three-wide outside move to jump from fourth to second. A few laps later, Roberts jumped the high-side cushion, allowing Darrel Johnson to move back up to second. Johnson would spend the last handful of laps flashing his fender to the inside of Lallier, only to be rebuffed at each attempt. As the double checkers waved, it was Lallier earning the hard-fought contest over Darrel Johnson, Damon Roberts, Dan Rick and Nathan Anderson.

Teenagers glutted the podium in the UMSS Micro Sprint feature also, with opening night feature winner Val Urman, pre-teen Jack Berger and Ty Sampair working the front of the pack for the win. Berger led the first half of the race until Sampair powered under him coming off turn four at the halfway mark. Once out front Berger only had a few more significant opportunities and was consistently fended off by Sampair. At race’s end, it was Sampair parked in Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup victory lane for a series best fourth time in 2014, in front of Berger, Urman, Grant McIntosh and Jett Kobs.

From the “this never happens” department, the UMSS Traditional Sprints put on a race that wasn’t a nail-biter for the first time in recent memory, at least in terms of the race win, but there was plenty of action behind eventual winner Cam Schafer. Schafer started on the pole and worked past first heat race winner Mike Mueller early on. Once out front, Schafer saw few serious challenges while the field furiously jostled for top five honors. A quick high-low battle developed between Rob Caho Jr. and “The New Richmond Nightmare”, Chase Viebrock for third. On lap six, Viebrock’s #50 went for a spin, sending him tail end, but allowing Jake Kouba to make a big splash on the restart, taking over the second spot. After working into the top five, Johnny Parsons clipped the infield tire in turn two, ending his night early. After having early success down low, Viebrock was coming back to the front in a higher groove and was back into the top five with ten laps remaining. Out front, Schafer was only worried about lapped traffic, and eventually sat in Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup victory lane for a series best sixth time in 2014. Kouba was the best of the rest finishing a strong second in front of Caho, Viebrock and Mueller.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds hosted the tightest finish of the night in their time-limit shortened main event, but what the drivers lost in laps, they made up for in exciting, tight racing action. Tony Schill shot from fourth to first within the first half mile, and kept his #8s at the point through a series of cautions. Under green, Mitch Weiss tested Schill’s resolve by hinting at a low groove pass for the lead, only to be fended off by Schill each time. Working his way up from eighth, Jason VandeKamp joined the party up front and at one point was part of a three-wide chase for the lead. VandeKamp cut down his left rear, sending him to the work area for a new Hoosier before rejoining the back of the field. On the restart, Josh Bazey simply replaced VandeKamp in the three car competition at the point but Weiss and Schill whittled things down to a two man race. Weiss was relentless in squeezing his #23 down low and Schill was equally resilient in his middle groove. As the laps dwindled, Schill and Weiss alternated being scored the race’s official leader, but the margin never was more than a single car length. With just a few hundred feet remaining, Weiss let it all hang out; driving fast and deep into the final set of turns, under Schill, but sliding up in front of him in turn four pulling off the dramatic final turn pass for the win. The win was the first of year for Weiss, accomplished on the same clay where he collected his first career dirt race feature win a few years ago. The rest of the top five behind Schill were Bazey, David Mastell and John Remington.

After an intense and loud fireworks display, the WISSOTA Modifieds wrapped up Ultimate Kids’ Night at The Valley with a display of dominance from Jason Gross. The former track champion has been strong this season, but various gremlins and formidable competition have denied Gross his first SCVR red-and-white checkered flag so far this year. On Friday, Gross rectified that denial – with authority. While Steve Lavasseur, Adam Ayotte, Justin Oestreich and Brandon Jensen were all involved in myriad battles for second, Gross was off racing in his own ZIP code. Lavasseur ran second most of the race before eighth starting Brandon Jensen took over the runner-up spot with five laps remaining. But for as strong as Jensen was coming through the field, he had nothing for Gross who cruised to his first Valley win of the summer over Jensen, Lavasseur, Oestreich and Ayotte.

Another Family Night is on tap this Friday night, August 8, at St. Croix Valley Raceway featuring their six regular weekly divisions. The following week, August 16, will be a rare Saturday night event, as the track hosts the second night of the Friday/Saturday two-night, two-track Kouba Memorial in conjunction with Princeton Speedway in Princeton, Minnesota. More information for these and other future events may be found on the track’s website, www.SCVraceway.com, as well as their Facebook page.

RACE RESULTS WISSOTA Modifieds Feature – Jason Gross, Brandon Jensen, Steve Lavasseur, Justin Oestreich, Adam Ayotte, Doug Gustafson, Kyle Steffen, Shawn Kelley, Jake Miller, Keith Tourville, Tim Baxter, Kelly Anderson Heat 1 – Oestreich, Jensen, Ayotte, Kelley, Baxter, Jake Miller Heat 2 – Gross, Lavasseur, Anderson, Tourville, Scott Miller, Steffen

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds Feature – Mitch Weiss, Tony Schill, Josh Bazey, David Mastell, John Remington, Jason VandeKamp, Cory Bruggeman, Kyle Hallin, Greg Arnt, Kevin Marlett, Jacob Toepper, Tim Baxter, Jared Gorka, Greg Anderson Heat 1 – Bazey, Remington, Hallin, Bruggeman, Gorka, Toepper, Baxter Heat 2 – Weiss, VandeKamp, Schill, Mastell, Arnt, Marlett, Anderson (DNF)

UMSS Traditional Sprints Feature – Cam Shafer, Jake Kouba, Rob Caho Jr., Chase Viebrock, Mike Mueller, Kevin Bradwell, Alex Peper, Mike Haseltine, Jake Hendrickson, Johnny Parsons, Mike Walters Heat 1 – Mueller, Shafer, Kouba, Bradwell, Haseltine, Parsons (DNF) Heat 2 – Viebrock, Caho Jr., Walters, Peper, Hendrickson

Pure Stocks Feature – John Erickson, Darren Kohler, Krysta Swearingen, Tim Baxter, Casey Ogilvie, Kyle Dahlheimer, Manty Knoll, Jack Barta, Ben Kaphing, Kaylee Remington Heat 1 – Ogilvie, Kohler, Swearingen, Dahlheimer, Kaphing (DNF) Heat 2 – Erickson, Baxter, Remington, Knoll, Barta

Future Fours Feature – Kayla Lallier, Derrick Johnson, Damon Roberts, Dan Rick, Nathan Anderson, Steven Johnson, Darrel Johnson, Kaleb Harr, Nicki DuBois, Eric Anderson, Adam Nelson, Duane Roberts, Brock Anderson, Natalie Rogers, Trevor Reding Heat 1 – Harr, Damon Roberts, Darrel Johnson, Duane Roberts, DuBois, Reding, Brock Anderson (DNF) Heat 2 – Nathan Anderson, Lallier, Derrick Johnson, Rick, Rogers, Eric Anderson

UMSS Micro Sprints Feature – Ty Sampair, Jack Berger, Val Urman, Grant McIntosh, Jett Kobs, Dave Madsen, Shawn Kelley, Scott Kobs, Al Sachs Heat – Sampair, Berger, Urman, Scott Kobs, Madsen, McIntosh, Sachs, Jett Kobs, Kelley (DNS)

 

 

WoO Sprint Car Series headline two races at Federated Auto Parts Raceway, Pevely, MO This is the first race.

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Pevely, MO, 08/02/2014, 2:58AM) The World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series rolled into Pevely, MO, in order to take on the Federated Auto Parts, one third of a mile, high banked dirt track oval. Twenty-eight 410 Sprints were on hand to race this event.

Contact on the opening lap brought out the red flag before a lap even scored. Racing in eleven and twelfth, Paul Neinhiser and Cale Thomas charged into the first turn behind the leading pack, the next you knew Neinhiser was upside down and Thomas was spun out. Both drivers were okay, but disappointment reigned.

Once the track was cleaned up, the field of 410 Sprints roared back to action. McMahan raced into the lead with Pittman and David Gravel, the three in front.

The next thing you knew, the caution flew out, when Shane Stewart and Cody Darrah were stopped in the third turn facing the wrong direction. Sitting at the top of the track into the cyclone fence, was Danny Dietrich. All were okay, though Dietrich had sustained multiple damage that ended his race night.

Damage to the outer wall, midway between the first and second turns, was another delay, when work began, to make the wall safe once more. Then to top it off, rain wanted a part of the action as well.

It's approximately 1:25AM, when the green flag flew out, calling the field back into action, it was a drag race start between Daryn Pittman and Paul McMahan, both hammering forward to take the lead. McMahan won the point with Pittman holding in second, followed by David Gravel, Kraig Kinser and Donny Schatz.

Schatz leading in the points race has been a dominate source, looking to score another Championship Title to add to the five he has already won. Pittman, the current defending Champion wants to make it two in a row.

The amount of fans on hand here tonight thinned out, do to the weather, the lateness of the hour, repairs, etc. You really have to give "Kudos" to the ones who stayed.

With four laps in, the field paced under caution waiting to take the new green. Crossed up, side by side and the race was on. McMahan led the way, followed by Pittman, Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Schatz, Kerry Madsen, Joey Saldana, Brad Sweet, Chad Kemenah and Steve Kinser, racing in the top ten.

McMahan reclaimed the lead with Pittman, Schatz, Madsen and Gravel scoring the new lap in the top five..

It was a petal to the metal race, the speed was on as each driver raced all they had. The field looked evenly matched, moving forward had not been an option.

At the half-way mark, Dustin Morgan left the field. Race stayed under green until the checkered flag flew out to McMahan, winning his fourth WoO Sprint Series race this season. Madsen scored in second. Madsen has finished so many times in the top three this season, I have lost count. Schatz leading in the points race, had just won three WoO Sprint Series races in a row, as they competed in Canada.

This is McMahan's fourth "A" Main event victory of this season.

"Hats off to the Promoter, they kept the race going in spite of the rain, that delayed this race. The fans were also great. Also. in spite of the rain they stuck it out as well. I (McMahan) managed to take a strong lead. I got a good run at the top. I only saw one car who may have been able to catch us, but nothing happened. I'm frustrated for my guys. It's 2:00 AM and they need to clean the 410 Sprint, get everything ready for the next race that's later today." Thanks to everyone, said McMahan

Scoring in second, was Kerry Madsen of St. Marys, NSW. Madsen started the race in sixth and raced hard looking to move forward. With five laps to go, Madsen had second.

"We had a good race. We raced into second and we had hoped for a chance to take over the lead. We had a good car. The track was fast all night. We were happy with the car. I also wan to thank the fans for hanging with us" said Madsen

Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, is currently in the points lead and hoping to win this 2014 Championship. Schatz's took a third at the checkered.

"This was an average night. It was a very fast track tonight. One of those days, when we did the best we could. We've been happy with our car. It was awesome for the fan support, in spite of the delays." said Schatz.

Daryn Pittman crossed the line in fourth, an this is what he had to say: "It was terrible! The track was fast and good. This finish is just not acceptable, the Driver was the problem."

Pittman raced a good clean run, gave it all that he could, but how a race ends, is based on all the factors of the event. Pittman is definitely good at what he does.

Fifth place was scored by David Gravel, followed by Joey Saldana, Brad Sweet, Kraig Kinser, James McFadden, Steve Kinser, Shane Stewart, Cody Darrah, Chad Kemenah, Greg Wilson, Tim Kaeding, Jason Sides, Jimmy Bridgeman, Dustin Morgan, Bradley Greer, Kevin Petty, Danny Dietrich, Danny Smith, Paul Neinhiser, and Cale Thomas. Sixteen year old Thomas, racing in the second Heat Race, rolled his #91 Sprint midway through the first and second turn. Significant damage to his Sprint had it towed off the track on the hook. Thomas worked diligently to get his sprint repaired, which he did and was able to start in this "A" Main.

Fast time of the night was clocked in by David Gravel, having posted a 10.430 second run in qualifying. Gravel drives the #83 Sprint.

The "B" Main, Heat Races and the DASH, finishes, are as follows: (Please Note: All times, finishes, information, etc. are unofficial.

"B" Main: Cale Thomas, Greg Wilson, Bradley Greer, Danny Smith, Jimmy Bridgeman, Kevin Petty, Caleb Wankel and Jim Moughan.

DASH: Daryn Pittman, Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser, David Gravel, Joey Saldana, Donny Schatz, Kerry Madsen, Chad Kemenah.

Heat Races:

Heat Race #1: Donny Schatz, Daryn Pittman, Paul Neinhiser, David Gravel, James McFadden, Shane Stewart, Greg Wilson, Danny Smith, Caleb Wankle.

Heat Race #2: Kerry Madsen, Kraig Kinser, Joey Saldana, Jason Sides, Cody Darrah, Dustin Morgan, Jim Moughan, Cale Thomas, Jimmy Bridgeman.

Heat #3: Chad Kemenah, Steve Kinser, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Danny Dietrich, Tim Kaeding, Bradway Greer, Kevin Petty.

 

 

37th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS

"Swanson scores dramatic Belleville Silver Crown victory"

By Bryan Gapinski Belleville, Kan., Aug. 1---Kody Swanson capped off dramatics late – race charge winning the 50-lap “Hustle at the High Banks” USAC Silver Crown Series presented by TRAXXAS event Friday night at the Belleville High Banks. The victory for the Kingsburg, Cailf. was his third of the season and increased his series points lead. Polesitter Swanson, lost three positions on the start with Chris Windom jumping into the lead. Caleb Armstrong hit the first turn wall bringing out the caution on the sixth lap. On the restart Windom quickly pulled away from the field, while Swanson surrendered another position. The events final caution was displayed on Lap 14 when Jacob Wilson spun to a stop in Turn 2. Windom again pulled away from the field, enjoying a three second lead over Christopher Bell at the midway point. The lead duo held a straightaway lead over third place Tracy Hines. Five laps later Windom increased his advantage over Bell who slowed several times after brushing the wall. Windom began slowing on Lap 37 due to a fuel pickup issue. Windom’s pace was improved when he began running the lower groove. Meanwhile behind the leader a shuffle of positions began to occur with Swanson and Hines advancing. Swanson took over the second position on Lap 43, one lap later Windom pulled into the pits out of fuel. Swanson ran the final six laps unchallenged driving the DePalma Motorsports/Radio Hospital sponsored Maxium/Hampshire No. 63. Hines, Bell, Bobby East who started in the last row, and Dave Darland completed the top five. “ It’s a great victory we had some issues throughout the race but the car was strong at the end we took advantage of Chris’ problems” commented Swanson. Tim Ottenbacher won the 20-lap Jayhusker Micro Sprint feature. Racing continues on Saturday Night at the track with preliminary races and the 37th annual “Belleville Midget Nationals 40-lap Midget championship feature, along with the 3rd annual 305 Sprint Nationals.

SUMMARY Qualifications: 1. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-17.221; 2. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-17.227; 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-17.283; 4. Christopher Bell, 99, RPM/Gormly-17.324; 5. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-17.370; 6. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-17.414; 7. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-17.772; 8. Chris Urish, 77, Urish-17.846; 9. C.J. Leary, 21, Team Six-R-18.149; 10. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-18.809; 11. Jake Simmons, 31, Simmons-19.277; 12. Grant Simpson, 96, Simpson-21.119; 13. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-NT; 14. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-NT; 15. Tim Barber, 28, Pierson-NT.

50-lap Feature: 1. Kody Swanson, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Christopher Bell, 4. Bobby East, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. Chris Urish, 8. Jacob Wilson, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Jake Simmons, 11. Caleb Armstrong, 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Grant Simpson, 14. Davey Ray. 24:35.13 |

Feature Lap Leaders: Laps 1-44 Windom, Lap 45-50 K.Swanson.| ##

 

 

Henry gets first Attica FAST win; Babcock takes late model point lead with 5th win

Friday, August 1, 2014

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Cap Henry has watched victory slip through his fingers several times over the years at Attica Raceway Park. On Friday night the Bellevue, Ohio driver wasn’t to be denied as he drove to his first ever 410 sprint victory at the track on Edward Jones of Clyde Night.

When early leader Rob Chaney packed a right rear wheel full of mud, Brandon Martin would inherit the lead in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature. But, Henry, who started fifth, drove the bottom groove to perfection and took the lead on lap six and went on take the win aboard the Genzman Racing #53.

“It felt like a 50-lapper there with five to go. I was holding my breath the last five laps. Man I can’t thank this Genzman team enough. Marilyn, Guy, Jamie…they’ve been working so hard for me. I really screwed up some stuff of theirs during speedweek and Marilyn stuck with me and I can’t thank her enough,” said Henry beside the Ludwig Propane/Level Performance/Crown Battery/Automatic Fire Protection/Jet Express/Handy Grafix/Kear’s Speed Shop/Sonny’s Machine Shop backed sprint car.

“Me and Guy (Myers, crew chief) have been working really hard at it. Last week we were really terrible so I guess we made up for it this week. There’s been a lot of closes and maybes here and to finally be able to check out and get rolling is pretty awesome,” added Henry.

It was the final Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series event at Attica for 2014. Byron Reed would cut Chris Andrews’ point lead in half with a strong third place finish as the series heads to Fremont Speedway.

In the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, Jeff Babcock would take the lead from Mike Bores on lap 11 and drove to his fifth win of the season. Babcock’s 9th career Attica win would also vault him into the track’s point lead.

“We’ve gone back to basics and what we know how to do and that’s helped things out a lot. I actually thought the top was going to be faster tonight but I got rolling on the bottom so I thought I’d just better keep her there. It’s sometimes nice when you can start behind guys and find the fast lane verses starting on the front row and finding out too late,” said Babcock beside his Best Performance Motorsports/Bulk Material Lift.com/Professional Drywall/Craig Miller Trucking backed #1.

When Nate Dussel slipped off the track on the back stretch on lap three, Paul Weaver drove into the lead of the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprint feature. Then Weaver narrowly avoided catastrophe with five laps to go as he made hard contact with a lapped car. Weaver would hold off Dussel to take his second win of the season and the 31st of his career at Attica.

“This is the eighth race on that right rear tire. I got into that lapped car and I thought I had a tire going down. The car got real loose the last two laps. I swear they moved the tires in about five feet. The track wasn’t even run in down there where the tires were. If that’s what they want to do I’ll play huggy pole but not every week,” said Weaver beside his Hampshire Engines/Buckeye Mobile Coatings/Fostoria Mod Shop/Weaver Performance Karts and Parts/M&L Excavating/Tender Touch Car Wash/Sunny Farms Landfill backed #1w.

“I have to thank Jamie (Miller) and my wife (Andrea) for setting the car up and Bob Hampshire and Dave Rice and all my sponsors…couldn’t do this without them,” added Weaver.

It was also the last point night for the JLH General Contractor FAST Championship Series for the 305 sprints and with his second place finish Nate Dussel took the point lead by just five markers over John Ivy as that series heads to Fremont Speedway.

For the second straight week the Fremont Fence Dirt Truck feature was a dandy. For the entire 15 laps Kent Brewer, Dan Roepke Jr., Matt Foos and John Ivy battled for the lead. Then, coming to the checkers a lapped truck got side ways in front of the leaders and everyone scrambled trying not to wreck. When the dust settled, Brewer had led every lap to score his second win of the season and the second of his career at Attica.

“The wall and that truck got close on that last lap. Luck was on our side again tonight. It was close the last couple of laps. I heard someone and I thought I’d better nail it and get it going. This is a lot of fun. I have to thank all the guys who help on this thing. Rob Kramer, my wife…if it wasn’t for her helping every week we wouldn’t make it here. I have to thank all my family….my brothers and sisters…everyone that comes to help,” said Brewer of his Fremont Fence/Kent’s Transmissions/Hummel Auto Service backed #8kb.

Troy Kingan and Rob Chaney would bring the field to the green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature. Chaney would bolt into the lead over Brandon Martin, Henry, Chris Andrews, Stuart Williams and Kingan. With two laps in Chaney had built up a sizeable lead over Martin, Henry, Andrews, Williams, Byron Reed and Dean Jacobs.

Action would grind to a halt on lap three as Jody Keegan, Brian Nuckles and Kingan tangled with Keegan ending up on his side. During the red flag, Chaney would push to the work area with a right rear wheel packed with mud. On the restart Andrew Palker would hit the cone on the front stretch bringing out the yellow and moving him back two positions.

When the green flew again Martin lead Henry, Andrews, Reed and Jacobs. Henry would race to the outside of Martin on lap six to take the lead. Henry pulled away as the leaders raced into lapped traffic by lap 10 with Martin in second while Reed got by Andrews for third as Jacobs and Craig Mintz closed.

At the half-way point Henry’s lead was beginning to evaporate as he worked through traffic allowing Martin to close with Reed, Jacobs, Mintz, Andrews and Travis Philo in pursuit. Chaney would stop on the track on lap 17 to bring out the final caution of the race. With a clear track on the restart Henry would pull away from Martin ad he had his hands full with Reed and Jacobs. Jacobs would move into third on lap 19 and closed quickly on Martin, taking the runner-up spot on lap 20.

Things got a little more interesting with four laps to go when Henry was mired in heavy lapped traffic with Jacobs closing while Reed, Mintz, Martin, Andrews and Philo giving chase. Henry would be patient in traffic and drove to the win over Jacobs, Reed, Mintz and Martin.

In the 25-lap late model feature Ryan Missler and Mike Bores would pace the field to the green with Bores gaining the advantage. With five laps in Bores would lead Missler, Babcock, Devin Shiels, Ken Hahn, Ryan Markham, John Bores and Rusty Schlenk. Babcock would drive into third on lap six and took second from Missler the next circuit and quickly closed on Mike Bores.

As the leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic on lap 11, Babcock would drive low out of turn two to take the lead. The caution would fly on lap 13 for a stalled Schlenk with the running order Babcock, Mike Bores, Shiels, Missler, Markham and Hahn. When the green flew so did Babcock, driving the bottom groove as Bores battled with Shiels for second.

The final caution would fly on lap 21 for a Bobby Michaels spin. Again on the restart Babcock drove away from Mike Bores who lost second to Shiels on the next lap.

Babcock would drive to the win with Bores getting back by Shiels on the white flag lap to finish second. Shiels, Markham and Hahn would round out the top five.

Weaver and Nate Dussel would bring the field to the green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature that would go non-stop. Dussel shot into the lead over Weaver, Jason Keckler, Steve Rando, Seth Schneider, Dan McCarron, Jordan Ryan and John Ivy. Dussel would pull away slightly as Weaver had his hands full with Keckler.

Disaster struck for Dussel on lap four when he drove off the track on the back stretch allowing Weaver to sneak under for the lead. Weaver would catch heavy lapped traffic by the ninth lap and Dussel, Keckler, Rando, Ryan and Ivy would close. Ryan would drive into fourth on lap 10 and would take third by lap 15 as Weaver continued to lead Dussel.

With five laps to go Weaver made hard contact with the lapped car of Ricky Peterson and Dussel closed right on his rear bumper with Ryan, Keckler, Ivy, Rando and Schneider giving chase. As the white flag appeared, Dussel hoped Weaver would make a mistake….he didn’t and held on to take the win over Dussel, Ryan, Keckler and Ivy.

Ivy and Brewer would bring the field to green for the 15 lap dirt truck feature with Brewer gaining the advantage over Ivy, Dan Roepke Jr., Matt Foos, Jimmy McGrath, Brad Keckler, Shawn Valenti and Art Ball. Dustin Keegan would stop after a lap was completed to bring out the only caution of the race.

When the green flew Brewer was locked in a tremendous battle for the lead with Roepke, Ivy and Foos. Brewer and Roepke ran side by side from lap two through lap 10 with Foos and Ivy glued to their rear bumpers. Foos would drive into second on lap 11 and took over the battle with Brewer.

At times Brewer, Foos and Roepke were three wide battling for the lead. As they raced to the checkers, Jeff Warnick would get side ways coming out of turn four and Brewer nearly hit the front stretch wall as he shot to the win. Roepke, Foos, Valenti and Ivy would round out the top five.

There is no racing next week at Attica Raceway Park due to the Attica Fair. Action picks back up on Saturday, Aug. 16 on WNWO NBC Toledo Channel 214/Culy Contracting Night with the 410 sprints, late models, 305 sprints and dirt trucks in action.

Go to www.atticaracewaypark.com for more information.

Attica Raceway Park - 8/1/2014

Edward Jones of Clyde Night

O'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (20 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.499; 2. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.583; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.643; 4. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.671; 5. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.680; 6. 53-Cap Henry, 12.709; 7. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.764; 8. 11X-Brandon Martin, 12.788; 9. 21-Travis Philo, 12.804; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.817; 11. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.837; 12. 9-Dean Jacobs, 12.846; 13. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.953; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.116; 15. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.206; 16. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.464; 17. 7-Troy Kingan, 13.642; 18. 7M-Critter Malone, 13.715; 19. 96AU-Bruce White, 13.866; 20. 55-DJ Foos, 99.990

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 53-Cap Henry[3] ; 2. 11X-Brandon Martin[1] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 4. 21-Travis Philo[5] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[6]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams[2] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[3] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 2. 9-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 3. 7-Troy Kingan[1] ; 4. 7M-Critter Malone[5] ; 5. 59-Bryan Nuckles[2]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 53-Cap Henry[5]; 2. 9-Dean Jacobs[9]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[8]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[11]; 5. 11X-Brandon Martin[4]; 6. 16-Chris Andrews[6]; 7. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[13]; 8. 21-Travis Philo[10]; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[16]; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker[14]; 12. 7M-Critter Malone[12]; 13. 45L-Brian Lay[18]; 14. 60-Jody Keegan[17]; 15. 59-Bryan Nuckles[15]; 16. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3]; 17. 9X-Rob Chaney[2]; 18. 7-Troy Kingan[1]; 19. 96AU-Bruce White[19]

Hard Charger: 9-Dean Jacobs[+7]

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (18 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. O3-Jim Gingery[1] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[7] ; 3. 91-Rusty Schlenk[9] ; 4. 27-Ken Hahn[4] ; 5. O1-Justin Chance[2] ; 6. 98-Tim Sabo[6] ; 7. 9C-Troy Cattarene[3] ; 8. 12-Bobby Michaels[5] ; 9. 16-Steve Sabo[8]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 15B-Mike Bores[2] ; 2. 48-John Bores[4] ; 3. 1-Jeff Babcock[7] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[6] ; 5. 5M-Ryan Markham[8] ; 6. 5J-Josh Haynes[5] ; 7. 45-Nate Potts[3] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[9] ; 9. 36-Matt Irey[1]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1-Jeff Babcock[6]; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[2]; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[5]; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[10]; 5. 27-Ken Hahn[3]; 6. 50Y-Ryan Missler[1]; 7. 91-Rusty Schlenk[8]; 8. 98-Tim Sabo[11]; 9. O1-Justin Chance[9]; 10. O3-Jim Gingery[4]; 11. 48-John Bores[7]; 12. 16-Steve Sabo[17]; 13. 69R-Doug Baird[16]; 14. 12-Bobby Michaels[15]; 15. 9C-Troy Cattarene[13]; 16. 45-Nate Potts[14]; 17. 5J-Josh Haynes[12]

Hard Charger: 5M-Ryan Markham[+6]

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (26 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan, 13.541; 2. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.597; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.723; 4. 19R-Steve Rando, 13.786; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson, 13.807; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver, 13.881; 7. 36-Seth Schneider, 13.900; 8. 8M-T.J Michael, 13.905; 9. 25-Jason Keckler, 13.909; 10. 7A-Alvin Roepke, 13.949; 11. 8I-John Ivy, 13.961; 12. 13-Jeremy Duposki, 13.980; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.983; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.082; 15. 12-Kyle Capodice, 14.104; 16. 8-Bobby Clark, 14.107; 17. 39C-Scott Riley, 14.194; 18. 11G-Luke Griffith, 14.199; 19. 4T-Jim Taddeo, 14.211; 20. 32-Dan Hennig, 14.225; 21. 7M-Brandon Moore, 14.234; 22. 6-Dustin Dinan, 14.338; 23. O3-Jim Cushing, 14.451; 24. 22D-Dan Hammond, 14.573; 25. 1X-Dean Jacobs, 15.123; 26. 20I-Kelsey Ivy, 16.708

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8M-T.J Michael[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 3. 5R-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[6] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond[7] ; 7. 39C-Scott Riley[5] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 8. 4T-Jim Taddeo[7] ; 9. 32-Dan Hennig[8]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 8I-John Ivy[1] ; 4. 7A-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[5] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 8. O3-Jim Cushing[8]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 13-Jeremy Duposki[3] ; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond[1] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 5. 4T-Jim Taddeo[8] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[10] ; 8. 39C-Scott Riley[4] ; 9. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 10. O3-Jim Cushing[9]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1]; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[2]; 3. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7]; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[4]; 5. 8I-John Ivy[8]; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[3]; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[5]; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[11]; 9. 6-Dustin Dinan[10]; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron[6]; 11. 7A-Alvin Roepke[12]; 12. 8M-T.J Michael[9]; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs[15]; 14. 12-Kyle Capodice[14]; 15. 2-Ricky Peterson[16]; 16. 11G-Luke Griffith[19]; 17. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13]; 18. 22D-Dan Hammond[18]; 19. 13-Jeremy Duposki[17]; 20. 4T-Jim Taddeo[20]

Hard Charger: 5R-Jordan Ryan[+4]

Fremont Fence Co. Dirt Trucks (16 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. O1-Art Ball[1] ; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[3] ; 3. 3X-Brad Keckler[7] ; 4. OO-John Ivy[8] ; 5. D1-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 6. 5-Jim McGrath[5] ; 7. 7-Dana Frey[4] ; 8. 69-Jeff Warnick[2]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[1] ; 4. 2-Matt Foos[4] ; 5. 33C-Kyle Cline[7] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[5] ; 7. 33-Brian Arnold[3] ; 8. 22-Brandon Leighton[2]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[2]; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[3]; 3. 2-Matt Foos[4]; 4. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6]; 5. OO-John Ivy[1]; 6. O1-Art Ball[7]; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[5]; 8. 33C-Kyle Cline[10]; 9. 4S-Keith Sorg[12]; 10. 3X-Brad Keckler[8]; 11. 7-Dana Frey[13]; 12. 5-Jim McGrath[11]; 13. 22-Brandon Leighton[16]; 14. 33-Brian Arnold[14]; 15. 69-Jeff Warnick[15]; 16. D1-Dustin Keegan[9]

Hard Charger: 4S-Keith Sorg[+3]

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

 

 

Cap Henry wins at Attica Raceway Park - F.A.S.T. Quick Review/Full Results: Friday, August 1st

Cap Henry earns F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series Night #16 Victory at Attica Raceway Park

Paul Weaver earns F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series Night #9 Victory at Attica Raceway Park

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Attica, OH (August 1st, 2014) - It was a night of ‘first’ for both F.A.S.T. divisions. Cap Henry took command of the 30-lap Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event on lap six and never looked back; holding off a ninth starting Dean Jacobs for his first F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victory of the 2014 season. The win was a career-first for Cap Henry in a ‘410’ sprint car at Attica Raceway Park. Eighth starting Byron Reed rounded out the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series feature podium; followed by an eleventh starting Craig Mintz, and Brandon Martin. Rob Chaney was the opening leader, but would be forced to surrender the top spot on lap three due to issues with his right rear wheel. Brandon Martin would lead laps four and five before being slid by Henry. There were three cautions during the 30-lap main event including one red flag for Jody Keegan. Keegan would restart and finish fourteenth. Dean Jacobs was the evening’s ‘hard charger;’ moving forward seven positions during F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series main event action. Officially, Chris Andrews has a twenty-three point advantage in the current $10,000-to-win F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series standings heading into the August 2nd event at Fremont Speedway.

Paul Weaver would hold off defending F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series champion, Nate Dussel, for his first F.A.S.T. ‘305’ sprint win of the 2014 season on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. Nate Dussel would finish where he started during the 25-lapper; followed by Jordan Ryan, Jason Keckler and John Ivy. The 25-lap F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series main event would go caution free. Jordan Ryan was the evening’s ‘305’ ‘hard charger;’ climbing four positions from seventh to finish third. Officially, Nate Dussel takes command of the $2,000-to-win F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series standings with one event remaining on September 6th at Fremont Speedway.

There were twenty Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service ‘410’ sprint cars signed in at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, August 1st. The twenty cars were divided into three separate groups for qualifying time trials; with Caleb Griffith, Rob Chaney and Byron Reed each recording the fastest time during their respective group qualifying sessions. Rob Chaney set the fastest time overall; with an official time of 12.499 seconds around the Attica Raceway Park bullring. Cap Henry, Rob Chaney and Byron Reed each earned heat race victories during the evening’s F.A.S.T. preliminary program. There would be no consolation B-main.

Twenty-six JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro sprint cars registered for action at Attica Raceway Park on August 1st. The twenty-six F.A.S.T. ‘305’ sprint cars were split into three group qualifying sessions; with Jordan Ryan, Steve Rando and Nate Dussel each recording the fastest time during their respective group time trial sessions. Jordan Ryan set the fastest time of the night overall; recording an official time of 13.541 seconds around the Attica 3/8’s mile dirt oval. T.J. Michael, Steve Rando and Nate Dussel each earned victories during their respective heat races. Ricky Peterson earned his way into the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series A-main by way of winning the consolation B-main.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #16 - August 1st, 2014

Heat Race #1 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 40DD - Caleb Griffith - 12.671 2. 53 - Cap Henry - 12.709 3. 16 - Chris Andrews - 12.764 4. 11X - Brandon Martin - 12.788 5. 21 - Travis Philo - 12.804 6. 45L - Brian Lay - 12.837 7. 9Z - Duane Zablocki - 13.116

Heat Race #2 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1.9X - Rob Chaney - 12.499 2. 09 - Craig Mintz - 12.583 3. 46AU - Stuart Williams - 12.643 4. 35 - Stuart Brubaker - 12.817 5. 57X - Andrew Palker - 12.953 6. 60 - Jody Keegan - 13.206 7. 96AU - Bruce White - 13.866

Heat Race #3 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 5R - Bryon Reed - 12.680 2. 9 - Dean Jacobs - 12.846 3. 59 - Bryan Knuckles - 13.464 4. 7 - Troy Kingan - 13.642 5. 7M - Critter Malone - 13.715 6. 55 - DJ Foos - 99.999

Heat Race #1 Results: (All Transfer)

1. Cap Henry 2. Brandon Martin 3. Chris Andrews 4. Travis Philo 5. Caleb Griffith 6. Duane Zablocki 7. Brian Lay

Heat Race #2 Results: (All Transfer)

1. Rob Chaney 2. Stuart Brubaker 3. Stuart Williams 4. Craig Mintz 5. Andrew Palker 6. Jody Keegan 7. Bruce White

Heat Race #3 Results: (All Transfer)

1. Byron Reed 2. Dean Jacobs 3. Troy Kingan 4. Critter Malone 5. Bryan Nuckles 6. 55. D.J. Foos (DNS)

A-Main Finish: (30-Laps) 1. Cap Henry 2. Dean Jacobs 3. Bryon Reed 4. Craig Mintz 5. Brandon Martin 6. Chris Andrews 7. Caleb Griffith 8. Travis Philo 9. Stuart Brubaker 10. Duane Zablocki 11. Andrew Palker 12. Critter Malone 13. Brian Lay 14. Jody Keegan 15. Bryan Nuckles 16. Stuart Williams 17. Rob Chaney 18. Troy Kingan 19. Bruce White 20. D.J. Foos (DNS)

Hard Charger: Dean Jacobs [+7]

Full Results: JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro - Night #9 - August 1st, 2014

Heat Race #1 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 5R - Jordan Ryan - 13.541 2. 68G - Tyler Gunn - 13.723 3. 8M - T.J. Michael - 13.905 4. 25 - Jason Keckler - 13.909 5. 39C - Scott Riley - 14.194 6. 6 - Dustin Dinan - 14.338 7. 22D - Dan Hammond - 14.573 8. 1X - Dean Jacobs - 15.123 9. 20I - Kelsey Ivy - 16.708

Heat Race #2 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 19R - Steve Rando - 13.786 2. 2 - Ricky Peterson - 13.807 3. 36 - Seth Schneider - 13.900 4. 22M - Dan McCarron - 14.082 5. 12 - Kyle Capodice - 14.104 6. 8 - Bobby Clark - 14.107 7. 4T - Jim Taddeo - 14.211 8. 32 - Dan Hennig - 14.225 9. 7M - Brandon Moore - 14.234

Heat Race #3 Qualifying Results: (Invert 4)

1. 1 - Nate Dussel - 13.597 2. 1W - Paul Weaver - 13.881 3. 7A - Alvin Roepke - 13.949 4. 8I - John Ivy - 13.961 5. 13 - Jeremy Duposki - 13.980 6. 3J - Trey Jacobs - 13.983 7. 11G - Luke Griffith - 14.199 8. 03 - Jim Cushing - 14.451

Heat Race #1 Results: (Top 5 Transfer)

1. T.J. Michael 2. Jason Keckler 3. Jordan Ryan 4. Dustin Dinan 5. Tyler Gunn 6. Dan Hammond 7. Scott Riley 8. Kelsey Ivy 9. Dean Jacobs (DNS)

Heat Race #2 Results: (Top 5 Transfer)

1. Seve Rando 2. Dan McCarron 3. Seth Schneider 4. Bobby Clark 5. Kyle Capodice 6. Ricky Peterson 7. Brandon Moore 8. Jim Taddeo 9. Dan Hennig

Heat Race #3 Results: (Top 5 Transfer)

1. Nate Dussel 2. Paul Weaver 3. John Ivy 4. Alvin Roepke 5. Trey Jacobs 6. Jeremy Duposki 7. Luke Griffith 8. Jim Cushing

B-Main Results: (Top 5 Transfer)

1. Ricky Peterson 2. Jeremy Duposki 3. Dan Hammond 4. Luke Griffith 5. Jim Taddeo 6. Brandon Moore 7. Dan Hennig 8. Scott Riley 9. Kelsey Ivy 10. Jim Cushing (DNF) 11. Dean Jacobs (DNS)

A-Main Finish: (25-Laps) 1. Paul Weaver 2. Nate Dussel 3. Jordan Ryan 4. Jason Keckler 5. John Ivy 6. Steve Rando 7. Seth Schneider 8. Bobby Clark 9. Dustin Dinan 10. Dan McCarron 11. Alvin Roepke 12. T.J. Michael 13. Trey Jacobs 14. Kyle Capodice 15. Ricky Peterson 16. Luke Griffith 17. Tyler Gunn 18. Dan Hammond 19. Jeremy Duposki 20. Jim Taddeo

Hard Charger: Jordan Ryan [+4]

History Note: Caleb Griffith earned his second Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win of the 2014 season on Friday evening, July 25th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. It was a career-first ‘410’ sprint car victory for Griffith at the Attica bullring. Greg Wilson and Chris Andrews rounded out the podium finishers on Friday, July 25th. In recent JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro competition, it was defending series champion, Nate Dussel, earning the ‘305’ sprint win at the Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 25th. Dussel lead Jordan Ryan and Alvin Roepke at the line. F.A.S.T. ‘410’ and ‘305’ action was canceled on Saturday, July 26th due to inclement weather conditions. That event will not be rescheduled.

Looking Ahead:

Action for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will continue on Saturday evening, August 2nd at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will not return to competition until their ‘season finale’ on Saturday evening, September 6th at the Fremont Speedway.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

37th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS

"Daum dominates Belleville Night One" ”Three track records set”

By Bryan Gapinski Belleville, Kan., July 31---Zach Daum turned in a dominating performance winning the 25-lap feature on Thursday Night, kicking off the 37th annual Belleville Midget Nationals on the Belleville High Banks. Daum’s victory in the USAC Honda National Dirt midget series event, establishes himself as the favorite for Saturday’s 40-lap Championship Feature. Daum’s victory in the non-stop event broke Kasey Kahne’s track record by over sixteen seconds, which was set on August 4, 2000. Earlier in the night Tracy Hines lowered the one-lap track by over a half-second to 16.803 seconds. Michael Pickens’ victory in the second heat race also lowered the 8-lap track record. Polesitter Dave Darland took the lead at the start, Daum moved into second position on the third lap. Daum closed to Darland’s rear bumper two laps later. Daum took the lead as the pair crossed the start/finish line on the eighth lap. Defending Belleville Champion Chrsitopher Bell retired one lap later. Daum increased his lead over Darland each lap, and at the midway point held a 2.8 second lead. With Daum leading, a great battle for second was staged between Darland, Rico Abreu and Hines. Daum driving the Dan Daum owned Eagle/Stanton Toyota No. 5 finished 6.92 seconds ahead of Abreu, Darland,Hines and Chris Windom. " It's so great to finally get a victory here, hopefully our luck will improve for Saturday" commented Daum.

SUMMARY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-16.803; 2. Bryan Clauson, 63, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.039; 3. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.229; 4. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-17.302; 5. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.314; 6. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.406; 7. Dave Darland, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-17.454; 8. Michael Pickens, 3F, RFMS-17.499; 9. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-17.537; 10. C.J. Johnson, 45, Martin-17.759; 11. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-17.799; 12. Jerry Coons Jr., 2, Lein-17.935; 13. Don Droud Jr., 44, Smith-18.062; 14. Chett Gehrke, 11c, Matteson-18.181; 15. Garrett Hood, 11H, Hoods-18.190; 16. Cody Brewer, 96, Central Motorsports-18.239; 17. Jeff Stasa, 91, Stasa-18.291; 18. Stu Snyder, 2s, Rhoten-18.307; 19. Matt Johnson, 85, Johnson-18.562; 20. Randy Boyer, 69, Boyer-NT; 21. Johnny Murdock, 0, Murdock-NT; 22. Joe Cleveland, 0A, Murdock-NT; 23. Robert Bell, 0z, Murdock-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Hines, 3. Daum, 4. Brewer, 5. C.J. Johnson, 6. Droud, 7. M.Johnson, 8. Cleveland. 2:28.33

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Pickens, 2. Clauson, 3. Abreu, 4. Windom, 5. Stasa, 6. Gehrke, 7. R.Bell. 2:19.14

THIRD HEAT : (8 laps) 1. C.Bell, 2. Coons, 3. Hood, 4. Chapple, 5. Snyder, 6. Thorson, 7. Murdock. 2:21.22

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Zach Daum, 2. Rico Abreu, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Michael Pickens, 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 8. Don Droud Jr., 9. Isaac Chapple, 10. Cody Brewer, 11. Garrett Hood, 12. Stu Snyder, 13. Jeff Stasa, 14. Bryan Clauson, 15. Robert Bell, 16. C.J. Johnson, 17. Matt Johnson, 18. Johnny Murdock, 19. Christopher Bell. 7:26.50 -------------------------------- FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Darland, Laps 8-25 Daum.

 

 

DAVE BLANEY BEATS TEAMMATE & BROTHER DALE BLANEY TO WIN HIS 1ST "LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL" IN THE SPRINTS WHILE REX KING JR CONTINUES STELLAR SEASON WITH BRP MOD TOUR WIN AT SHARON

By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH July 30, 2014 Sharon Speedway hosted the sixth annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" on Wednesday night. Despite thunderstorms scattered throughout the region during the day and night, only two brief showers hit the speedway in the late afternoon. A large crowd turned out along with 23 "410" Sprint Cars and 31 Big-Block Modifieds in the Ollie's Bargain Outlet Alzheimer's Association Benefit Event. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Dave Blaney-"410" Sprint Cars and Rex King, Jr.-BRP Tour Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds. And there has still yet to be a repeat winner in either division after six years!

Dave Blaney has won a lot of big races and championships throughout his stellar career. He's won USAC and World of Outlaw Sprint championships, the Knoxville Nationals, the Kings Royal and Historical Big One at Eldora Speedway, and even a victory in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, but none may have been as special as Wednesday night's victory at his home track. The elder son of the late Lou Blaney took charge on lap six from Caleb Helms and set a torrid pace in the 30-lap Sprint Car feature to beat his brother Dale at the finish for the $5,000 victory- his first in six tries in the Memorial event.

"I guess it took me bringing a second car for Dale to finally win this," joked the 51-year-old High Point, North Carolina resident. "This feels pretty good to win this race. I have to thank everyone for the support all of these years- it's been a lot of fun! Nights like this make Sprint Car racing worthwhile. It gets frustrating sometimes as I've been doing this part-time, and can't seem to be able to do what I used to be able to do. I'm glad Dale was here in my car- that was really fun!"

From the outside pole, Helms took charge of the event from Caleb Griffith with Dave Blaney in third on the opening lap. Dale Blaney started sixth and was fifth after one lap then passed Cole Duncan for fourth on lap three. Helms caught lapped traffic on lap five, while Dave Blaney began to challenge Griffith for second. Dave made the pass with an inside move in turn four on lap five then quickly caught leader Helms and made the winning move racing off the bottom of turn four one lap later.

Griffith began to challenge Helms for second on lap seven and finally worked his way by two laps later in traffic with the help of the lapped car of Dennis Wagner. Dale Blaney meanwhile continued his way forward as he caught Helms and made the pass on lap 11 to grab third. Dale looked strong as he ran down Griffith and appeared ready to make the pass when the first caution was displayed for C.J. Jones with 15 laps scored. The caution erased a 4.208 second lead by Dave Blaney!

Back under green, Dale Blaney put a slider on Griffith in turn two to steal the runner-up spot. A caution for a slowing Jason Dolick brought action to a halt with 18 laps recorded. Fast qualifier Lee Jacobs was quiet for most of the first half of the event, but worked his way back into the top five on lap 20 taking the spot from Duncan. Three laps later, the two-time Lernerville Speedway winner this season passed Helms for fourth.

Dave Blaney was back in lapped traffic on lap 23 before the final caution was displayed for the fifth place running Helms, who was unable to make it off the speedway. When racing resumed for the final time, Rod George made his way into the top five passing Duncan for the spot, but that would be the final passing in the top five.

Dave Blaney would go pretty much unchallenged by his brother in the final three laps to win by a margin of 1.286 seconds. The victory was Blaney's third overall of the season in his Mohawk Northeast/Global Oil & Gas Services/Tom's Sewer & Septic Service/Lelands.com/Bill Davis Trucking-sponsored #98H, and 28th of his career at Sharon in Sprint Cars to go along with two Big-Block Modified wins.

Dale Blaney, the current All Star point leader and winner of 13 features this season in Tony Kennedy's #14K, was runner-up in an identical #98 car to his brother Dave as he came up just shy in his bid for his first "Lou Blaney Memorial" victory. Griffith edged out a hard charging and fast closing Jacobs for third. George was fifth in Jim Chappel's #8- the same ride that won the 2010 event driven by Mike Lutz.

Completing the top 10 were Duncan, 13th starting Andy McKisson, Brandon Matus, Eric Williams, and 15th starting Adam Kekich. Heat winners were Jacobs, Matus, and Kekich. Jacobs set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 13.186- just four tenths off the track record.

When you're having a career year, things just seem to fall in place. Rex King, Jr. drew the outside pole starting spot for the 35-lap BRP Tour Big-Block Modified feature and got a much needed caution just as it appeared Dave Murdick was about to take the lead. King, Jr. then held off Murdick in the closing laps for his season's fifth win at Sharon and eighth overall on the circuit. Like Dave Blaney, it was King, Jr's first ever "Lou Blaney Memorial" victory, worth $2,000, for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply point leader.

"I never raced with Lou, but he was always as nice as can be to me in the pits and grandstands," explained the 23-year-old Bristolville, Ohio racer. "To be honest, my brother and I didn't like him at first because he'd kick everyone around- you couldn't beat the guy! It's a real honor to win this race. He was great for the community. Look at all of the people that came out for this night and that just tells you what kind of guy he really was. The track was great tonight and I want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting Lou and his race."

King, Jr. powered around pole-sitter Lonny Riggs on the start and began to pull away. Riggs' "358" small-block had his hands full trying to fend off Murdick and Jimmy Weller III in the battle for second on lap four. Murdick made the pass of Riggs for runner-up on lap five, while Weller III followed in third two laps later.

King, Jr. caught the back of the pack on lap eight. Weller III ran down Murdick and the duo raced side-by-side on laps 11 and 12 with Murdick holding on to the runner-up spot. After 14 non-stop laps, a caution for Jeremiah Shingledecker bunched up the field. Back under green, King, Jr. sped away from the pack while the battle raged for second between Murdick and the two Wellers.

On lap 22, King, Jr. was back in traffic and this time struggled to clear some of the slower cars as Murdick closed in on lap 23. The father-son Weller duo battled for third with Weller, Jr. getting the spot on lap 25; meanwhile, back up front the race was on for the lead as Murdick pulled even on laps 27 and 28 before a caution for Shayne Pierce. The caution reverted scoring back to lap 27 when King, Jr. had just a 0.004 of a second lead!

The final eight laps saw King, Jr. keep Murdick at bay by just 0.689 of a second for his 13th career Sharon win in the KMB Inc.-owned, Jim Brown Seed Sales/Bristol Disposal/Reese Services/Professional Heating Systems/Jet Inc/Cedar Steel/Mahan Welding & Fab/Schaeffer Oil/Cintas Uniform/Cleer Excavation-sponsored #165.

"It's always entertaining with lapped traffic," expressed the winner. "The top was good at the start of the race then it started to go away. We started getting some traction in the middle of the track in one and two then turn three and four started 'rubbering' so we had to make our way down there."

It was a solid effort for Murdick, the 2008 and 2012 Sharon Champion, who was making his first start at the Hartford, Ohio oval in the 85th anniversary season. Weller, Jr. beat out his son Weller III for the third spot. Brian Swartzlander came from 11th to place fifth. Completing the top 10 were Brad Rapp, 15th starting Rex King, Ricky Richner, 16th starting Jim Rasey, and Kevin Hoffman. Heat winners over the season high 31-car field were Murdick, Weller, Jr., and Swartzlander. Kyle Fink won the last chance B main.

"410" Sprint Cars (30 laps, $5,000 to-win): 1. DAVE BLANEY (98) 2. Dale Blaney (98) 3. Caleb Griffith (Davis 40DD) 4. Lee Jacobs (Lewis 81) 5. Rod George (Chappel 8) 6. Cole Duncan (Rudzik/Demyan 49) 7. Andy McKisson (0) 8. Brandon Matus (13) 9. Eric Williams (7) 10. Adam Kekich (5K) 11. Carl Bowser (10) 12. Mike Lutz (McMillin 5M) 13. Brent Matus (33) 14. Dennis Wagner (38) 15. Mike Bauer (46) 16. Roger Campbell (51) 17. C.J. Jones (10J) 18. Gale Ruth (1R) 19. Caleb Helms (40) 20. Jason Dolick (D12) 21. Jared Zimbardi (35) 22. Brandon Spithaler (22)-DNS 23. Dan Kuriger (08)-DNS.

BRP Tour Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds (35 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. REX KING, JR. (165) 2. Dave Murdick (61) 3. Jim Weller, Jr. (31) 4. Jimmy Weller III (23) 5. Brian Swartzlander (83) 6. Brad Rapp (11R) 7. Rex King (65) 8. Ricky Richner (26) 9. Jim Rasey (32) 10. Kevin Hoffman (00) 11. Lonny Riggs (58) 12. Justin Wright (19W) 13. Bob Warren (96B) 14. Rick Regalski, Jr. (13) 15. Tom Mattocks (69) 16. Rodney Beltz (64) 17. Chris Haines (35H) 18. Eric Gabany (3E) 19. Tom Glenn (83T) 20. Kyle Fink (Hinkle 77) 21. Kevin Green (74) 22. Carl Murdick (6) 23. Randy Chronister (71) 24. Shayne Pierce (88) 25. Steve Barr (25B) 26. Jeremiah Shingledecker (37MD). DNQ: Justin Rasey, Eric Beggs, Mark Frankhouser, Shayne Izzo, Shawn Kozar.

"410" Sprint Car Time Trials (Track record 12.704 by Danny Holtgraver on 8/20/13): 1. Lee Jacobs 13.186 2. Dale Blaney 13.210 3. Cole Duncan 13.214 4. Dave Blaney 13.247 5. Caleb Helms 13.247 6. Caleb Griffith 13.441 7. Eric Williams 13.460 8. Rod George 13.537 9. Jason Dolick 13.557 10. Carl Bowser 13.567 11. Brandon Matus 13.586 12. Jared Zimbardi 13.623 13. Andy McKisson 13.636 14. Brandon Spithaler 13.834 15. Adam Kekich 13.843 16. Mike Lutz 13.955 17. Roger Campbell 14.044 18. Mike Bauer 14.063 19. C.J. Jones 14.349 20. Brent Matus 14.482 21. Dennis Wagner 14.746 22. Gale Ruth 15.393 23. Dan Kuriger NT.

"410" Sprint Heat 1: 1. Jacobs 2. Lutz 3. McKisson 4. Dave Blaney 5. Carl Bowser 6. Williams 7. Jones 8. Ruth.

"410" Sprint Heat 2: 1. Brandon Matus 2. Dale Blaney 3. George 4. Helms 5. Campbell 6. Brent Matus 7. Spithaler 8. Kuriger-DNS.

"410" Sprint Heat 3: 1. Kekich 2. Dolick 3. Zimbardi 4. Bauer 5. Duncan 6. Griffith 7. Wagner.

BRP Mod Tour Heat 1 (top 7 transfer): 1. Dave Murdick 2. Hoffman 3. Weller III 4. Shingledecker 5. Warren 6. Jim Rasey 7. Mattocks 8. Fink 9. Kozar 10. Chronister 11. Justin Rasey-DNS.

BRP Mod Tour Heat 2 (top 7 transfer): 1. Weller, Jr. 2. Wright 3. King, Jr. 4. Glenn 5. Pierce 6. Regalski 7. Green 8. Frankhouser 9. Izzo 10. Carl Murdick.

BRP Mod Tour Heat 3 (top 7 transfer): 1. Swartzlander 2. Riggs 3. Rapp 4. Richner 5. King 6. Beltz 7. Gabany 8. Haines 9. Barr 10. Beggs.

BRP Mod Tour B main (top 3 transfer): 1. Fink 2. Haines 3. Barr 4. Justin Rasey 5. Beggs 6. Frankhouser 7. Izzo 8. Kozar 9. Chronister 10. Carl Murdick-DNS.

Sharon Speedway will be back in action this Saturday night (August 2) for a "Steel Valley Thunder" program for the "Bill Kirila Memorial" featuring the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks along with another appearance by the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. (Note: the Modifieds were originally not on the schedule, but have been added.) Race time is 7 p.m.

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

 

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: MCFADDEN, WILLIAMSON, TURKEY, & JANSSENS TAKE BURGER BARN NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS WINS

by Tommy Goudge (July 28, 2014) – 94 drivers signed in to race at Ohsweken Speedway in the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals "Race for the Cure" event in support of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation on Monday night. James McFadden, Mat Williamson, Aaron Turkey, and Brandon Janssens visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA BURGER BARN NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS TOTAL ENTRIES – 94

———————————————————– CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (27 entries)

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 3g James McFadden (4) 2. 1z Jessica Zemken (2) 3. 77 Shane Stewart (8) 4. 77x Wayne Johnson (1) 5. 10 Mitch Brown (5) 6. 0 Glenn Styres (11) 7. 35 Jared Zimbardi (6) 8. 19p Paige Polyak (3) 9. 07x Dain Naida (10) 10. 33k Kyle Patrick (7) 11. 98 Joe Trenca (18) 12. 49 Todd Hoddick (13) 13. 3r Shane Ross (14) 14. 19 Cory Turner (21) 15. 5c Conor Mahoney (19) 16. 14h Jim Huppunen (9) 17. 10j Jeremy Hughes (12) 18. 5d Dave Dykstra (23) 19. 94 Stan Zanchin (16) 20. 71s Shawn Sliter (24) 21. 9nz Havard Daniels (22) 22. 5 Keith Dempster (15) DNF. 43 Scott Sherk (17) DNF. 11 Jamie Turner (20) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Wayne Johnson (1-5), James McFadden (6-25)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, IN), 2. 07x Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 4. 35 Jared Zimbardi (Bradford, PA), 5. 94 Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie), 6. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 7. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 8. 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 9. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre). Time - 1:57.127

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 2. 77x Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA), 3. 3g James McFadden (Brisbane, QLD), 4. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 5. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 6. 98 Joe Trenca (Clay, NY), 7. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 8. 00 Dane Lorenc (Lancaster, NY), 9. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne). Time - 1:58.990

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 1z Jessica Zemken (Sprakers, NY), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 19p Paige Polyak (Tiffin, OH), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 5. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 6. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne), 7. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (St. Williams), DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), DNF. 67 Chris Durand (Port Stanley). No Time

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE "TOP GUN" AWARD ($150 - heat race passing points high score): 1z Jessica Zemken (Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

B-FEATURE (10 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 5c Conor Mahoney, 2. 11 Jamie Turner, 3. 19 Cory Turner, 4. 9nz Havard Daniels, 5. 5d Dave Dykstra, 6. 71s Shawn Sliter, 7. 67 Chris Durand, 8. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., DNF. 00 Dane Lorenc. No Time

———————————————————– DIRTcar 358 MODIFIEDS (17 entries)

A-FEATURE (30 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 6 Mat Williamson (3) 2. 3 Chad Brachmann (4) 3. 71 Mike Bowman (1) 4. 08 Mark D'Ilario (12) 5. 21k Randy Chrysler (14) 6. 12 Chad Chevalier (5) 7. 777 Tyler McPherson (10) 8. 108 Bill Bleich, Sr. (9) 9. 28 Todd Gordon (7) 10. 88 Shayne Pierce (16) 11. 71w Austin Wood (13) 12. 96 Fred Carlton (17) 13. 19j Brett Clarke (11) DNF. 74 Tommy Flannigan (8) DNF. 42 Pete Bicknell (2) DNF. 25 Erick Rudolph (6) DNF. 15aw April Wilson (15) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mike Bowman (1-2), Mat Williamson (3-30)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 12 Chad Chevalier (Port Colborne), 2. 42 Pete Bicknell (St. Catharines), 3. 25 Erick Rudolph (Ransomville, NY), 4. 28 Todd Gordon (St. Catharines), 5. 108 Bill Bleich, Sr. (Port Robinson), 6. 19j Brett Clarke (Corinella, VIC), 7. 71w Austin Wood (Thorold), 8. 15aw April Wilson (Joyceville). Time - 2:20.866

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 6 Mat Williamson (St. Catharines), 2. 3 Chad Brachmann (Sanborn, NY), 3. 71 Mike Bowman (St. Catharines), 4. 74 Tommy Flannigan (St. Catharines), 5. 777 Tyler McPherson (St. Catharines), 6. 08 Mark D'Ilario (Smithville), 7. 21k Randy Chrysler (Tuscarora, NY), 8. 88 Shayne Pierce (Welland), 9. 96 Fred Carlton (St. Catharines). Time - 2:17.575

———————————————————– STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (13 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (11) 2. 12 Brad Herron (1) 3. 1-10 Jake Brown (6) 4. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (12) 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (9) 6. 6L Paul Lang (2) 7. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5) 8. 18 Josh Shantz (4) 9. 18x Davey Boughton (7) DNF. 43k Kyle Durnin (10) 11. 55 Mike Thorne (3) 12. 4 Greg Smulders (13) DNF. 00 Mark Czuba (8) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Paul Lang (1), Herron (2-8, 14-19), Brown (9-13), Aaron Turkey (20)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 2. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 4. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 6. 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne), 7. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle). Time - 1:34.678

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 3. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 5. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 6. 4 Greg Smulders (Dorchester). Time - 1:36.814

 

 

Buhler, Goeden, Rivest and Lee Win at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 7-26-2014

Weathers cooperation and track workers determination provided drivers and fans a tacky, smooth and fast track with multiple grooves for optimum racing. Acknowledgement was given to active and retired area firefighters with free admission and a short ceremony during the national anthem.

Ron Stroika and Dave Thomas set the pace for the Johnsonville Sausage Late Models feature event. Green flag waved by guest flagman Firefighter Captain Joe Lisrecki (Waldo/Greenbush). Thomas led lap one until Tim Buhler passed on lap 2 and by lap 5 had a front stretch lead on the field. Russ Scheffler and Kyle Odekirk continued to exchange sixth position. Swap for second occurred between Thomas and Stroika. A three car pile-up in the back of the pack brought out our first caution on lap 11. On the restart coming out of turn four a driver got squirrely causing a multiple car caution under the flag stand involving father and son Dolhuns, requiring both of them to retire to the pits. On the second attempt at the restart, drivers were three wide on the backstretch. Buhler was getting impatient with two more quick cautions realigning the field. Odekirk was now holding off Letizia for second. Checkers flew for Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah) with his second feature win for the year, followed by point leader Mitch McGrath (Waukesha), Kyle Odekirk (Plymouth), Jim Letizia (Milwaukee) and Russ Scheffler (Waukesha). Hard Charger passing 8 cars was Mitch McGrath. Heat Winners: Justin Schmidt (Cleveland), TJ Dolhun (Milwaukee).

Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprint Cars rolled trackside next with the front row consisting of Danny Schlafer and Josh Walter. Schlafer jumped out in the lead with Donny Goeden in tow. Dannon Tessmer and Randy Sippel touch folding their front ends and both retiring to their trailers for the evening. Schlafer continued to hold Goeden and Walter at bay. Scott Conger, Doug Wondra and Shane Wenninger trade tenth position. Goeden slid past Schlafer for the lead on lap 10. Lap 13 Goeden was in lapped traffic, Jim Melis was closing. Melis bumped tires of a lapped car sending him into turn 1 catch fence and flipping back on to the racing surface. Melis was transported as a safety precaution and is home resting. Nick Melis retired to the pits under the yellow with a brake issue. Travis Luedke was disqualified for going into the pits under a red. Two more quick cautions resulted in Brandon McMullen working his way to third place. Goeden continued to lead over Schlafer as the drivers settled into position for the finish. Goeden (Kewaskum) won his fourth feature this year over Danny Schlafer (Sussex), Brandon McMullen (Plymouth), Josh Walter (Plymouth) and Doug Wondra (Oakfield). Hard Chargers passing 9 cars each were Al Schlafer, Rusty Egan and Kevin Karnitz. B-Main Finish: Jason Johnson (Campbellsport), Al Schlafer (Sussex), Rusty Egan(Round Lake, IL), Kevin Seidler (Kendall), Nick Melis (Plymouth), Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) and alternate Matt Van Wyk (Waldo). Heat Winners: Randy Walter (Plymouth), Chris Clayton (Waldo), Scott Conger (Eagle) and Brandon McMullen (Plymouth)

Cody Pankow and Brian Chiminatti set the pace in the Outlaw Compacts starting their extended twenty lap feature. Chimminatti took control of the field until Pankow passed him back followed by Chirs Maas. Chiminatti, Jonathon Otte, Donnie Welch and Patric Ciske all involved in a crash on the front stretch sending three of them to the attention of their crew. Rivest gained control of the field after the restart and coming to the lap 3 he was completely sideways but managed to get his car back under control to lead the lap. Remainder of drivers settled in behind a flying Rivest as he began to lap traffic. Checkers waved for Brody Rivest (Sheboygan), followed by Scott Schlafke (Cleveland), Chris Maas (Oakfield), Justin Erickson (Plymouth) and Cody Pankow (Lomira). Hard Charger passing 6 cars was Brody Rivest. Heat Winners: Chirs Maas (Oakfield), Scott Schlafke (Cleveland)

Feldmann Sales & Service Grand Nationals rolled trackside last with Steven Weber and Brandon Frank setting the pace to the green. Weber jumped out over Frank. Roger Lee wasted no time invading Weber’s space. Aaron Hauck and Melissa Singer battle out eighth position. Lap 7 brought out our first of four cautions when two cars tangled and spun facing oncoming traffic. Lee regained control of the field with Don SorceJ Jr. working his way through traffic after being the alternate. Two separate cautions in lap 17 rearranging the field significantly when 6 different drivers would restart in the back of the pack. Realigning the field we notice Don Sorce Jr. moved into fourth. Second place Aaron Stolp got a little crossed up causing him to lose a few positions. Final caution results in Tim Simon being penalized two spots for previously jumping the restart. Roger Lee (Windlake) managed to cross the checkers first with Dan Sorce (Franklin) second followed by Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), Mark Fieber (Plymouth) and Aaron Stolp (Milwaukee). Hard Charger passing 17 cars was Donny Sorce Jr. B-Main Finish: Ben Konen (Richfield), Mark Fieber (Plymouth), Patt Marcott, Tyler Kulow (New Holstein)and alternate Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis). Heat Winners: Brad Lubach (Kiel), Brandon Frank (Sheboygan) and Dan Sorce (Franklin)

Spectator Eliminators made up of eight drivers with single elimination were the last attraction for the evening with the winner Bill Singer (Random Lake) in his 2005 Mitsubishi advancing on to the final held during the Sheboygan County Fair.

Trophy sponsorship for the evening was Recognition Specialists, Inc. Please join us next week for a full PDTR program and extra purse for Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprints. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO July 27, 2014

 By Dean Reichel

The next to last night of Sunday Night Thunder at Double-X Speedway for 2014 brought a new group of competitors to the track in the form of the "Battle of the Badges" law enforcement race. These drivers had many excited fans to watch them do battle at the California, MO track. Also on the card were the ever popular street stocks, hobby stock and winged sprint cars. Leading off the feature events was the street stock division. At the drop of the green, front row starters Cliff Champney and John Clancy tangled in turn one bringing out the yellow, both drivers were able to restart at the rear of the field. Andrew Roark led lap one but he too brought out a caution flag which put Harlan Dowell at the point. Dowell was challenged hard by young Cole Henson with Henson leading lap 5 and Dowell reclaiming the lead on lap 6 as a caution for lapped car Jake Dent brought the field to Dowell's rear bumper. Dowell's time at the front was short lived as sixth starting Steve Beach moved into the top spot on lap seven. Dowell would give chase until tire issues forced him pit side. Cole Henson and John Clancy would challenge each other while keeping the leader in sight. Beach would lead the remainder of the event with Clancy second, Henson third, Roark fourth and Dylan Bias in fifth. Heat races were claimed by Champney and Clancy. A special Dash for Cash in memory of Terry Turpin was ran by the top two finishers in each heat race inverted by their finishing position. Claiming the $150 cash was last starting John Clancy.

The Hobby Stock cars were next up for their feature event with heat race winners Gage Wineland and Kevin Prall leading the field to green. It was a familiar sight as Wineland moved in to the lead followed by Cole Canada and Will Register. Eddie Lavery III was making his presence known moving to the fourth position by lap two. This would be the running order until a caution by Katie Goodson on lap 7 would bunch the field behind the leaders. Cole Canada stopped on the track during the yellow relegating him to the tail of the field on the restart. Wineland was not to be denied as he claimed another feature victory at Double-X this season. Following him under the checkered flag were Lavery, Register, Mike Schrader and Chuck Coffey completing the top five.

The third feature on the track were the visiting members of the law enforcement community for the "Battle of the Badges". With lights flashing and the crowd cheering on their favorites Travis Yeager and Mike Dierkes paced the field. Dierkes moved in to the lead for the first seven laps with Aaron Bolinger moving to the point four circuits before surrendering the lead to Jason Worthley who would hold off his challengers to claim the victory. Following Worthley across the stripe were Fred Stotler, Bolinger, Kyle McIntyre and Dan Schroeder. Law enforcement agencies from all across the state were represented in this event and they had a loyal legion of fans to cheer them on. Heat races were claimed by Yeager and Dierkes.

The winged sprint cars completed their feature event by running the entire 25 lap race without a caution flag. Jonathan Cornell outpaced fellow front row starter Kyle Bellm on lap one and that was all Cornell would need as he claimed yet another feature event at Double-X. Bellm would keep Cornell in his sights the entire race but was unable to mount a challenge and would settle for second. Tenth starting Taylor Walton would bring his yellow number 15 machine home in third followed by Evan Martin and Tyler Blank rounding out the top five. Three qualifying heat races set the feature line up, these heats were claimed by Bellm, Cornell and Brad Ryun.

The 25th season of racing will draw to a close next Sunday night at Double X with street stocks, hobby stocks, winged sprint cars and 600cc winged micro sprints on hand. After the races, the awards will be handed out and the top point earners in each division will be honored. Powder puff and mechanic races will follow the award presentation.

Results 7/27/2014--

Street Stocks-- Feature Event-- 1. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 2. 8-John Clancy, California; 3. 31c-Cole Henson, Russellville; 4. 17-Andrew Roark, Henley; 5. 43-Dylan Bias, Centertown; 6. 6-Cliff Champney, Holt Summit; 7. 38-Jake Dent, California; 8. 29-Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 9. 29d-Curt Turpin, Jefferson City; 10. 15-Destiny Dowell, Tipton (DNS)

Terry Turpin Memorial Dash for Cash-- 1. Clancy; 2. Roark; 3. H. Dowell; 4. Champney

Heat 1-- 1. Champney; 2. H. Dowell; 3. Henson; 4. Bias; 5. Dent Heat 2-- 1. Clancy; 2. Roark; 3. Beach; 4. D. Dowell; 5. Turpin

Hobby Stocks-- Feature-- 1. 12g-Gage Wineland, Syracuse; 2. 4-Eddie Lavery III, Tipton; 3. 77-Will Register, Sedalia; 4. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 5. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 6. 14-Kevin Prall, Sedalia; 7. 10x-Cole Canada, Fulton; 8. 15-Katie Goodson, Sedalia; 9. 4a-Laura Atkinson, Eldon; 10. 7x-Ricky Cross, St. James; 11. 88-Rodger Deatherage, Windsor; 12. 8-Bryan Alumbaugh, Tipton; 13. 2x-Rudy Wirts, California

Heat 1-- 1. Wineland; 2. Canada; 3. Cross; 4. Schrader; 5. Coffey; 6. Deatherage; 7. Wirts Heat 2-- 1. Prall; 2. Register; 3. Lavery; 4. Goodson; 5. Alumbaugh; 6. Atkinson

Battle of the Badges-- Feature-- 1. 1298-Jason Worthley, MO Highway Patrol; 2. 18s-Fred Stotler, St. Charles County Sheriffs Dept.; 3. 13-Aaron Bolinger, Cole County Sheriffs Dept.; 4. 501-Kyle McIntyre, Holts Summit PD; 5. 1- Dan Schroeder, St. Louis County PD; 6. 10-49-Mike Saunders, MO Dept. of Corrections Fulton Diagnostic Center; 7. 3-Mike Dierkes, St. Louis COunty PD; 8. 401-Trampus Jackson, Stover PD; 9. 2-Mike Kennedy, St. Louis County PD; 10. 27-Chris Carrigan, Jasper County Sheriffs Office; 11. 53-Travis Yeager, Versailles PD; 12. 16-Jason Conn, Miller County Sheriffs Office; 13. 95- Mike Nienhaus, Morgan County Sheriffs Office

Heat 1-- 1. Yeager; 2. Bolinger; 3. Schroeder; 4. Carrigan; 5. Saunders; 6. Nienhaus; 7. Jackson Heat 2-- 1. Dierkes; 2. Worthley; 3. Stotler; 4. McIntyre; 5. Conn; 6. Kennedy

Winged Sprint Cars-- Feature-- 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2.86-Kyle Bellm, Nixa; 3. 15-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 4. 4-Evan Martin, California; 5. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 6. 0-Randy Martin, California; 7. 1X-Brad Ryun, Higginsville; 8. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 9. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia; 10. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 11. 11w-Wyatt Burks, Topeka KS; 12. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 13. 5-Matt Close, LaMonte; 14. 18x-Nathan Ryun, Higginsville; 15. XX-AJ Wirts, California; 16. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack; 17. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 18. 49E-Tyler Elliott, California; 19. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton (DNS)

Heat 1-- 1. Bellm; 2. Blank; 3. Close; 4. Wirts; 5. Brown; 6. Ward; 7. Carpenter Heat 2-- 1. Cornell; 2. Elliott; 3. R. Martin; 4. Walton; 5. Burks; 6. N. Ryun Heat 3-- 1. B. Ryun; 2. E. Martin; 3. Muths; 4. Nelson; 5. Ca. Baker; 6. Co. Baker (DNS)

 

 

"Brown first-time Angell Park winner" "Ehrke tops micro field"

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., July 27--- Austin Brown won the “78th Anniversary Night" 30-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. Brown became the fourth first-time feature winner at the track this season. Jake Blackhurst took the lead at the start, and opened up a four car-length advantage over the Brown when the caution appeared on Lap 5 for a slowing car. Blackhurst, Brown, Tyler Thomas, and Brandon Waelti led a four-car breakaway from the remainder of the field. Thomas moved into third place on Lap 12. Blackhurst held a two-car length lead at the midway point. Brown using lapped traffic passed Blackhurst for the lead entering Turn 3 on Lap 21. Two laps later Blackhurst’s run ended when he stalled on the track bringing out the caution flag. On the restart Brown jumped to a three-car length lead over Thomas. Brown continued increasing his lead each lap, finishing two seconds ahead of Thomas who earlier in the night captured fast time, and victories in the trophy dash and heat race. Andrew Felker, Brandon Waelti, and David Gough completed top five. “This is great to finally get a victory here” commented Brown who drove the Kenny Brown Racing owned Boss/Toyota No. 7, becoming the 140th different midget feature winner in the tracks 68-year history. Norm Ehrke scored a wire-to-wire victory winning the 20-lap Badger 600 Micro Series. The victory was his second of the season for the Edgerton, Wis. driver. Ehrke finished ahead of Zach Boden, Matt Paderta, Jake Reif, and series points leader Brandon Sletten.

SUMMARY MIDGETS 30-lap Feature: 1. Austin Brown; 2. Tyler Thomas; 3. Andrew Felker; 4. Brandon Waelti; 5. David Gough; 6. Kevin Olson; 7. Cody Weisensel; 8. Kurt Mayhew; 9. Katlynn Lehr; 10. Jake Blackhurst; 11. Robbie Ray; 12. Bobby Ollerman; 13. Buddy Luebke; 14. Eric Johnson. 16. Katlynn Lehr; 17. Brandon Waelti. 10-lap Heat Race Winners: Thomas, Blackhurst. 6-lap Trophy Dash Winner: Thomas. Fast Time: Thomas, 14.662 seconds. Cars Present: 14 Feature Lap Leaders: Blackhurst 1-21, Brown 22-30.

MICROS 20-lap Feature: 1. Norm Ehrke; 2. Zach Boden; 3. Matt Paderta; 4. Jake Reif; 5. Brandon Sletten; 6. Will Gerrits; 7. Chad Bogar; 8. Dusty Gerrits; 9. Ben Paderta; 10. Jason Dull; 11. Tyler Brabant; 12. Preston Benisch; 13. Jake Goeglein; 14. Tory Strauss; 15. Jerry Reif; 16. Brian Haugland. 10-lap Heat Race Winners: W. Gerrits, Jake Reif. Cars Present: 16 Feature Lap Leaders: Ehrke 1-20. #

 

 

Bubak Scorches URSS Field in Hugoton

With the heat index at 105, Colorado’s Jake Bubak proved he was as hot as the temperature coming from his 12th starting position to take the lead on the 23rd lap and cruise to his 5th United Rebel Sprint Series feature win of the season at Dirtona Raceway in Hugoton, Kansas on Saturday night.

Dodge City’s Keefe Hemel and Forgan, Oklahoma’s Kaden Taylor brought the field to the green flag with Hemel jumping out to an early lead followed by Taylor, Caldwell, Zac Taylor, and Rick Salem rounding out the top 5 after the first lap.

Bubak would crack the top 5 on the 5th lap when a caution flag flew on lap 6 for Jeremy Huish and Gavin Stout.

By lap 7. Bubak would move by Caldwell for 4th and begin pressuring Zac Taylor for the show position and moved by Taylor on lap 12.

On lap 15, Hemel would slide up the track and both Kaden Taylor and Bubak overtook him for 1st and 2nd. Bubak would continue heavy pressure both high and low on Kaden Taylor until one little bobble from Taylor allowed Bubak to take the lead on the 23rd lap and cruise to his 5th win of the season.

Kaden Taylor would finish 2nd with Zac Taylor 3rd, Keefe Hemel 4th and Cody Caldwell to round out the top 5.

In Victory Lane, Bubak praised his Dad, Rich Bubak for making adjustments to the car in the push off lane, to give himself a perfect set-up for the win on a rubbered-down race track.

Heats were won by Zac Taylor, Cody Caldwell and Brian Herbert

Jake Bubak also took home the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award, moving up 11 positions for the win.

Feature Results:

1 Jake Bubak

2 Kaden Taylor

3 Zac Taylor

4 Keefe Hemel

5 Cody Caldwell

6 Brian Herbert

7 Luke Cranston

8 Steven Richardson

9 Koby Walters

10 Zach Blurton

11 Jordan Randles

12 Jed Werner

13 Tron Stegman

14 Brandon Sprott

15 Rick Salem DNF

16Gavin Stout DNF

17 Jeremy Huish DNF

 

 

PROCK EARNS 3RD STARS MIDGETS VICTORY OF 2014 IN “BOB TATTERSALL CHALLENGE”
July 26, 2014
By: Rich Murray
(Morris, Illinois) - To finish first, you must first finish. This old proverb was never more apparent than it was during Saturday night’s D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget feature at Grundy County Speedway. In the 30-lap war of attrition, several front runners suffered mechanical trouble that relegated them to the pit area while only five cars were able to make their equipment last the distance. In the end, it was 18-year-old Avon, Indiana resident Austin Prock who was able to weather the storm of futility and enable himself to bask in the limelight of victory lane once again in 2014 after winning the “Bob Tattersall Challenge.”
In qualifying, Danville, Indiana’s Kyle Hamilton posted the top speed of 14.382 seconds (83.354 mph) around the 1/3-mile paved oval. In heat race one, it was Plainfield, Illinois newlywed, Tyler Baran who scooted off from his starting position on the pole to take top honors in front of the Hamilton brothers (Nick and Kyle). The second heat race featured 2013 Bob Tattersall Hard Charger Award recipient, Austin Prock, navigating his way from the fourth starting spot to earn the victory over Ryan Probst and Nick Wagner.
Due to the eight car inversion, fast qualifier Kyle Hamilton started from the outside of the fourth row. It was an all Illinois front row featuring New Lenox’s Ryan Probst and Channahon’s Billy Hulbert leading the field to the green flag. Probst got the jump on the start and took a stranglehold of the top spot during the opening laps. Yet, it was Kyle Hamilton who showed his meddle by passing five cars in the first seven laps to maneuver into the third spot behind Probst and Prock.
The first caution of the night came out when Kyle O’Gara and Hulbert made contact with each other in turn three on lap eight while battling for the fourth position. Hulbert dropped out of the race due to the incident while O’Gara was able to continue, albeit with a bent right front and without right front brakes. The caution erased the gap that Probst had built while running at the front. However, on the restart, Probst was able to maintain the top spot while Prock and Kyle Hamilton waged in a war for second place. On lap 12, Hamilton was finally able to grab second at the flag stand after getting a strong run off of turn four. As Hamilton closed on the tail tank of race leader, Probst, on lap 14, Hamilton’s car suddenly slowed down and came to a stop in turn three with engine trouble. It was a disappointing end for the 22-year old driver who had earned the fast qualifier award in the previous two races and won the most recent STARS race on July 5th.
On the ensuing restart with 16 laps to go, Prock, while running second, was able to motor by Probst on the inside to take the lead for good. As Prock took a commanding lead and distanced himself from the rest of the field, the battles behind him kept the crowd entertained. Nick Baran, who welcomed his newborn son, Luke, into the world the previous day, moved himself into third place by passing Nick Hamilton with 14 laps remaining. Second place-running Ryan Probst fell to the wayside with a driveshaft problem with 11 laps to go, which moved Nick Baran into second and Nick Hamilton into third.
While coming to the white flag, Nick Baran, who was running in second place and just within reach of earning his best career STARS finish, began to slow and became yet another victim of mechanical misfortune with engine woes. It was Austin Prock, however, who was able to capitalize and take his third STARS victory of the season at Grundy County while also extending his points lead in the STARS Midgets standings. Rounding out the top five were the only other drivers who completed all 30 circuits: Nick Hamilton, O’Gara, Tyler Baran, and Tyler Trainor, who shares the same hometown, Streator, Illinois, as Bob Tattersall did.
Prock acknowledged that he did not have the fastest car in the field, but he still had the vibe that if there was an opportunity to get the lead, he would have to take advantage of it. As it turns out, opportunity knocked at Prock’s door on the finial restart.
“The 99 (Probst) was a rocket ship and the only place I knew I could get by him was on the restart,” Prock said. On both previous restarts, I saw him push on the entry, so I just assumed he would do that on that restart. I gave him a little bit of a nudge, but not too much, got him up a groove, went under him, and never looked back.”
Prock now holds a commanding 118-point lead over Tyler Trainor in the STARS Midgets point standings with six races remaining. Despite the season championship being within Prock’s sight, he contends that he is not going to start points racing and is actually still seeking improvement for the team.
“I really do want to win the championship, but I’m just here to win races,” Prock said. “We got a lot of work to do on this racecar. It really hasn’t showed its full potential yet. We’re just going to keep picking at it and hopefully keep picking off these wins too.”
In other action at Grundy County, Patrick Bruns earned a complete sweep of the night by qualifying with the quickest time, winning his heat race, and taking the checkered flag in the 36-lap feature after passing his Mike Wallace Racing teammate, Jimmy Clark, for the win with 20 laps remaining. Also earning a sweep on the night was Dallas Frueh in the CSR Super Cups. Frueh continued his dominant season at Grundy County by collecting his fourth feature win in four tries at the track this season. Anthony Metallo held off a race-long challenge from Cullen Camasta to take the INEX Legends victory. Tom Schnabel won his heat and parlayed that into his third Classic Modified feature win of the year at Grundy County.
STARS racing action resumes next Saturday night, August 2nd with the Illinois State Championship presented by Chicagoland Speedway. The race is a makeup of the rained out event that was to take place on July 12th. The event is also round one of the Safety-Kleen Triple Crown. Also on tap along with the STARS National Midgets are the Illini Racing Series Midgets, CSR Super Cups, INEX Legends, and Classic Modifieds. Adult tickets are just $12. Kids age 5-12 get in for $2. Children age 4 and under are free! Grandstands open up at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Grundy County Speedway is located one mile north of I-80 on Route 47 in Morris, Illinois.

 

 

 

Hall roars to “Dozier Classic” victory

Marysville, CA. Oroville’s “Hammer Down” Heath Hall roared to a sparkling victory in Saturday night’s 8th annual Rich Dozier Classic winged sprint car race at Marysville Raceway Park. Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby won the companion MRP Super Stock feature. Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford bested the MRP Mini Stock field as Eddie Hammett won the laurels in the Hobby Stock main. Lady racer Misty Castleberry started a new win streak in an entertaining Pro 4 ride to the checkers.

The “Rich Dozier Classic” was just that, a classic. A full field of lightning fast winged 360 sprint cars took the green flag with Hall and Jason Sanders of Prunedale, on the front row. Sanders, a veteran of the California Sprint Car Civil War tried to out-gun Hall to turn one, but, local star Hall wasn’t having any of it. The pair raced side by side through turns one, two and up the back stretch. At turn three they were still side by side, but Sanders’ car bounced and started a wild ride through the night air. The red lights around the raceway flashed on and Sanders was immediately serviced by MRP’s crack fire and rescue team as the car rocked to a stop, upside down. Sanders was OK and wanted the corner workers to flip his car back on its wheels.

Sanders’ car hit left side over on the wing, lessening the blow to the chassis. When the car was righted, it rolled. An effort was made to re-secure the damaged wing and Sanders pushed off to rejoin the race. He would charge to a twelfth place finish. Sanders’ crash was the only caution flag of the evening in the class.

On the restart Hall, in the Hight Family 14h was flawless as he rocketed away from the field. Point leader John Michael Bunch jumped into second, but nobody had anything for Hall. In a swirl of 100+ mph open wheel jousting, amazingly enough, every car that started in the field finished the race.

The biggest mover of the race was sixteenth starting Matt Peterson of Wilton. Peterson races almost exclusively with the Civil War Series. The youngster charged to an impressive fourth place finish behind Hall, Bunch and Placerville’s Jake Morgan.

This was Hall’s second trip in three years to victory lane in the “Rich Dozier Classic”.

Hall noted that, “It is great to have a race in Rich’s (Dozier) name here. I don’t know of anyone who has helped more racers than Rich.” He went on, “There were nights that I wouldn’t have been able to race without his help.” He turned to Dozier and shook his hand in victory lane.

It was an emotional victory lane for Hall who had to drop out of the championship point hunt due to a medical condition that kept him from competing last week. He is completely recovered, but now he doesn’t have to worry about points. Winning is all he wants to do and that could be tough on everybody else. The race paid $1500 to win with Contingency Connection Bonuses providing some $1300 in additional awards

The MRP Super Stock feature was a wild one as Yuba City’s Phillip Shelby flew through a fine field of racers to win from the third row.

Early race leader Rick Dozier of Marysville and Shelby slugged it out when Shelby finally arrived at the front. There’s some history between the two talented racers and Shelby knew it. The duel was tense, but Shelby finally motored on by when Dozier made the slightest miscue in turn three on lap six. Shelby was gone after that and Dozier succumbed to a mechanical malady shortly thereafter.

Championship contender James Castleberry was on his game Saturday after a, thus far, frustrating year. Castleberry could not catch Shelby as the laps wound down, but James was flying at the end of the event and finished a fine second. Yuba City’s Brent Hall performed some late race heroics of his own as he finally bested a tenacious Mike Walko to the line for third. Twin brother Corey Hall was fifth. Bay area driver Walko has been in the hunt in each of the last three events.

Point leader and area stock car racing legend Jerry Bartlett of Yuba City was unable to answer the call when the feature event rolled out. His point lead evaporated at the same time and Shelby will be the new leader when Saturday’s events become official on Tuesday.

Bartlett, in his final season as a driver, was reported to have been injured slightly when his drive line malfunctioned early in the evening and a part hit Bartlett in the process. Bartlett, up until Saturday, had shown considerable fortitude in his final year by jumping to the top of the standings.

Misty Castleberry grabbed yet another checkered flag in the Pro 4 feature, but this time it was by no means an easy victory.

A race-long duel with five time champion Tim Maclaughlin of Colusa was a thriller. Maclaughlin jumped to a quick lead with a bold move from his second row starting position and he started to pull away in the opening five laps.

Castleberry was mired deep in the field and carved her way into second with slick moves of her own. After that, it was on between the two champions. Castleberry tried high and low to eclipse Maclaughlin, but each time Maclaughlin passed the start/finish line he was on top.

A late race yellow bunched the field for the final three laps and Maclaughlin looked to be the odds-on favorite. But, with two to go Maclaughlin sailed into three just a little high and Castleberry pounced. When the checkers flew Castleberry had won and started another chapter in her dominance of the class.

The MRP Mini Stock event was punctuated by a series of caution flags and a monster hit into the front stretch wall by championship contender Kyle Davey of Yuba City.

Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford was in control from the drop of the green and won the event. The early race duel between Ford and Davey came to an end when an apparent front end failure tossed Davey’s car nearly head on into the front stretch concrete. The track video clearly shows what appears to be the car’s mechanical failure and Davey’s tough hit into the wall. The car continued, at speed, into turn one until it finally came to rest after it plowed into the infield barriers.

Davey was rocked by the impact, but after a few minutes to gather himself up, the three time winner walked gingerly to the pits unaided.

Ford was declared the winner at the next caution as the decimated field had but three cars running after the time consuming crash fest. James Foster was second and Robert Letzinger was third.

The MRP Hobby Stock closer was all Eddie Hammett. The championship point leader was in complete control throughout the evening after arch rival Jeremy Hammons of Yuba City melted his motor in preliminary action.

Next Saturday night is the Billy Knoop Memorial Race. This annual event is a tribute to the former MRP Super Stock champion who lost his life in a motorcycle accident. This is an event not to be missed.

The MRP Winged Sprint Cars will return along with MRP’s Wingless Sprint Car Series. The MRP Super Stocks will also be back along with the MRP Hobby Stocks. The California Hardtop Vintage Racers will make another stop at MRP for some great 60s style racing action.

Gates open at 5 with racing at 7.

Look for the latest updates at www.marysvilleracewaypark.com or at the Marysville Raceway Park Facebook page.

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race#12 Saturday July 26th 2014 IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Div. Natural Bridge Speedway Natural Bridge, Va.

Brian Lawson’s Long Road to Bridge Win

Brain Lawson has had an up and down year after winning a pavement race early in the year they have had some car problems but it all came good on the fast track at Natural Bridge. Glenn Worrell and Ryan Price won their heats before it was off to feature time. Chris Ware and Eliah Omwake paced the field to green with Omwake up high and wide open quickly as the high line was working for him as he streaked away. Glenn Worrell made a move on Ware and took off after Omwake as the non-stop feature clicked away Omwake was flying and Worrell was now having to deal with Ryan Price and Brian Lawson. Half way flags were shown with Omwake still out front but they were just catching the back of the field and Lawson got to second and was reeling Omwake in. The traffic was helping Lawson as his car was better down low and he swept in to the lead with six to go and Ryan Price was looking smooth and fast as he got by Omwake for second spot. Lawson was set for the dash to the checkers with Price trying everything to close in but it was going to be Lawsons night as he flashed under the checkered flag first with a few car lengths to spare. At the line it was Brian Lawson, Ryan Price, Eliah Omwake, Anthony Linkenhoker, Jerald Harris, Tom Humphries, Glenn Worrell, French Grimes, Troy Severin, Chris Ware, Carl Simmons, Charlie Ware, Kevin Fletcher, JD Coats and Micheal Keeton. Next week is and off weekend before the series heads back to Shenandoah Speedway for a pavement race on Saturday night August 9th. Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series RaceSaver Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Series

 

BICKETT WINS COFFEE CUP FUEL STOPS SPECIAL

by Steve Zwemke (HARTFORD, S.D.) -- As Ryan Bickett celebrated on the top wing of his Sprint Car, he reflected on a season of ups and downs. Bickett, the 2013 track champion, had yet to see victory lane before Saturday night. "I almost forgot where it was," he exclaimed after leading all 20 laps of the Coffee Cup Fuel Stops 360 Sprint Car special. Bickett almost lost the lead on three occasions as the field raced through slower traffic. Each time, Bickett was slowed by a backmarker which allowed Troy Schreurs to pull alongside the leader. Schreurs, however, had difficulty in holding his momentum once clearing said backmarkers. It was a problem that eventually allowed Dusty Ballenger to get around Schreurs late in the race. Bickett said, "It's not easy with these guys. Every one of these guys is good out here." Tommy Barber stormed to third late in the race. He was followed by Schreurs in fourth and Joe Riedel in fifth. It was a game of "Catch-22" in the Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stocks. Gary Brown Jr. dominated the field in a division that has been razor-close this year. "We've had a lot of highs and we've had a lot of lows this season," Brown said. The Street Stock ace won three features and was runner-up twice in the first six weeks of racing. Since then, mechanical problems forced a pair of DNFs. Brown checked out on the field to lead all 15 laps Saturday night for his fourth win of 2014. Points leader Travis Schreurs was sent to the back of the field after a second lap caution after getting together with Matt Jensen. Schreurs raced his way back up to seventh. The difference allowed Brown to climb to within 15 points of Schreurs in the standings. John Hoing finished second, Kipp De Groot was third and Brad Van Voorst came from 13th to fourth. "Either I wreck something or it's mechanical. It's feels good to get the monkey off my back," said Dustin Kruse who has been so close to victory lane in several trips to I-90 Speedway. It seemed odd that Kruse was without a win at the track when checking the records! But Kruse led all 15 laps of Saturday's USRA B-Modified feature with Cody Ahrendt and Tim Dann right behind him at the finish line. Tim Dann's third place finish allowed him to take over the points lead from Brock Hess. Dann, the defending B-Mod champion, now leads Dave Kennedy by 11 points. For many, the green/white/checker finish of the USRA Hobby Stock A-Main made up for a race plagued by caution flags and the time limit. The race was red-flagged on the third lap as Charlie Koepp made contact with the outside wall on the frontstretch. After more cautions, track officials dropped the feature to a green/white/checker finish that saw Zach Olivier scoot past Brian Hoing in the final corner to take his third win of the season. "I love this track," said Olivier in victory lane. For his efforts, he took home a five-foot-tall trophy which flagman Chuck Hanisch sponsors once each season. Hoing hung on for second with Dustin Gulbrandson a close third. Mike Chaney was involved in an early accident on the frontstretch. He was unable to continue, causing him to lose the points lead to Gulbrandson. The Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers experienced a 40-minute delay just one lap into their heat race. With the track still slick, three drivers got sideways in turns three and four. Justin Peterson rolled violently and ended up on his side. He was able to stand outside his car under his own power, although he was transported for observation. In the feature, Michalob Voeltz passed Laura Ebbesen on the second lap and then outdistanced the field for his fifth win in just eight starts. Schoeneman's Building Materials Center presents Paramount Racing Series action this Saturday night with hot laps beginning at 6:30 p.m. Racing follows at 7:00. In two weeks the Late Models return to I-90 Speedway for one night as Arby's presents the Late Model Challenge ($750 to win/$200 to start). For more information, log onto www.i90speedway.com, like I-90 Speedway on Facebook and follow on Twitter @racei90.

RESULTS SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 360 SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Ryan Bickett, 2. Dusty Ballenger, 3. Tommy Barber, 4. Troy Schreurs, 5. Joe Riedel, 6. Eric Lutz, 7. Kevin Flowers, 8. Justin Glaser, 9. Dale Furby, 10. Denzil Smith Jr., 11. Justin Jacobsma, 12. Matt Ziebarth, 13. Zeb Larsen, 14. Ben Waxdahl Heat Winners: Joe Riedel, Tommy Barber LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS A Feature: 1. Gary Brown Jr., 2. John Hoing, 3. Kipp De Groot, 4. Brad Van Voorst, 5. Zach Van Voorst, 6. Billy Prouty, 7. Travis Schreurs, 8. Cory Yeigh, 9. Brett Larsen, 10. Matt Jensen, 11. David Kuchta, 12. Jim Hoing, 13. Brylee Gough, 14. Kevin Larson, 15. Aaron Penning Heat Winners: Matt Jensen, Gary Brown Jr. USRA B-MODIFIEDS A Feature: 1. Dustin Kruse, 2. Cody Ahrendt, 3. Tim Dann, 4. Nick Barger, 5. Marty Myers, 6. Tyler Tesch, 7. Dave Kennedy, 8. Doug Wallis, 9. Rodney Cook, 10. Chris Goetz, 11. Bryan Park, 12. Dennis Martin Heat Winners: Dustin Kruse, Cody Ahrendt USRA HOBBY STOCKS A Feature: 1. Zach Olivier, 2. Brian Hoing, 3. Dustin Gulbrandson, 4. Travis Vanden Top, 5. Aaron Van Voorst, 6. Jason Bradley, 7. Tim Waltner, 8. Brandon Erickson, 9. Michael Pechous, 10. Dave Erickson, 11. Brian Campbell, 12. Matt Grisham, 13. Logan Fitzpatrick, 14. Charlie Koepp, 15. Mike Chaney, 16. Andrew Siemonsma, 17. Don Brady Jr. (DNS) Heat Winners: Brian Hoing, Aaron Van Voorst, Zach Oliver SUPER CHARGERS A Feature: 1. Michalob Voeltz, 2. Laura Ebbesen, 3. Chad Carpenter, 4. Josh Lien, 5. Justin Peterson (DNS) Heat Winner: Michalob Voeltz

 

 

PARTIN CAPTURES 2nd WIN OF SEASON

Ryan Partin makes his first visit at North Florida Speedway count as he picks up his second win of the season in the Southern States Midget Series. Partin driving the Mike Partin prepared Higgs Auto Paint/FloridaSprintCarFans.Com/Foz/Sparr Racing midget was fast all night by winning his heat and giving him a front row starting spot. Darrin Davis had accumulated the most passing points and chose the outside as P-1. At the drop of the green it was Davis's Lucas Oil/Super Shox/Focus/Eagle midget that jumped to an early lead but Partin virtually side by side for 3 laps until Davis's Lucas Oil team mate Trey Pearson throwing a huge slide job going into 3 and going to the bottom on the next lap sliding under Partin for the lead. Partin and Pearson swapped the lead a few times as both ran wheel to wheel side by side until a Pearson started having the RR go down and tighten the car up at the end. With only a couple laps left last weeks winner Dillon Buhr passes Pearson for second after having to start in the back due to SSMS rules were the previous week winner must start last. Buhr showed the win was no fluke as he ended up finishing second. Top 5 was Partin-Buhr-Pearson-Davis-Jordan. Next race for the SSMS is Aug. 9 at North Florida Speedway in Lake City Florida.

 

 

Jared Kern Outguns URSS Field in Dodge City

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 25, 2014) –Jared Kern survived a last-lap bid from Zach Blurton among others in heavy traffic to win Friday night’s 25-lap United Rebel Sprint Series feature atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval that headlined First Responders Night.

Pole starter Kern outgunned Kaden Taylor for the point at the drop of the green flag and fought off a challenge eight laps in from Koby Walters to retain command when the first of two cautions appeared after ten laps for Jake Bubak’s turn one spin.

With Kern out front, Luke Cranston and Zach Blurton made quick work of Walters to move up to second and third, respectively, before the next caution appeared three laps later for a Jeremy Huish spin in turn four.

Kern took off once again on the restart with Cranston trying the top side of the track, only to open the door for Blurton to scoot by on the bottom into second.

Approaching traffic as the final laps clicked off, Blurton and Cranston closed in on Kern’s tailtank as the white flag flew. Kern disposed of one lapped car then moved up the track coming off of turn four for the final time, with Blurton trying to squeeze by underneath to make it the second last-corner win in as many URSS events at DCRP.

Kern held on by a car-length to take the win ahead of Blurton with Cranston and Steven Richardson a close third and fourth in the last-lap scramble. “I was getting close to those lapped cars, I was kind of trying to time it where I wouldn’t get to them before the race was over,” Kern explained in victory lane after becoming the 11th different winner in the last 12 URSS events at DCRP. “I knew someone was back there but I didn’t have any idea how close they were.”

Gavin Stout charged from 17th to round out the top five ahead of Brian Herbert and Jed Werner, with points leader Bubak rebounding from his early spin to salvage an eighth-place finish. Kevin Schramek and Kris Moore completed the top ten.

Stout also earned the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger award charging from 17th to 5th.

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2j-Zach Blurton, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 007k-Jared Kern, 5. 11-Keefe Hemel, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 95-Gavin Stout, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 77-Cody Caldwell, 5. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 6. 88j-Jeremy Huish.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 16k-Kaden Taylor, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 911-Rick Salem, 6. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 007k-Jared Kern, 2. 2j-Zach Blurton, 3. 20-Luke Cranston, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 95-Gavin Stout, 6. 97-Brian Herbert, 7. 50-Jed Werner, 8. 9x-Jake Bubak, 9. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 10. 49-Kris Moore, 11. 77-Cody Caldwell, 12. 911-Rick Salem, 13. 33-Koby Walters, 14. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 15. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 16. 16k-Kaden Taylor, 17. 1x-Cody Lampe. DNS: 11-Keefe Hemel, 18-Brandon Sprott.

Lap Leaders: Jared Kern 1-2

 

 

Cam Schafer Captures Fifth TSCS Win With Cedar Lake Speedway Victory New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-26-14)

A late addition to the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series schedule certainly proved to be a good choice, as the non-winged sprints put on very good show for the fans during the Summer Sprint Special at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday July 26. When the final checkers waved, Cam Schafer of Clearbrook, MN raced to his fifth TSCS win of the season and his first career at the popular western Wisconsin 3/8 mile dirt oval. Cam celebrated his win in Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Victory Lane with his father Dave. For Schafer, it was his ninth win in the series since coming on board last season as a regular competitor. The win also allowed Schafer to slip past Rob Caho, Jr. in the current GRP Motorsports TSCS point standings, as the pair have been swapping the top spot over the past couple of weeks. By all indications, the battle for the series championship is looking like it be up for grabs right through the final race of the season.

With an impressive thunderhead cloud to the northeast of the track, the Traditional sprint feature rolled out for their 25 lap main event. Caho was the high point driver following the heat races and he drew the six pill for the feature race invert. This put rookie Mike Walters and Mike Mueller on the front row. Walters, who nearly had a win a couple weeks ago at the Open Wheel Nationals, grabbed the early lead with a pack of cars right behind him including Schafer, Caho and the hottest driver during the month of July, Mike Mueller. The red light blinked on with 10 laps scored when Johnny Parsons III hooked one of the buried infield tires in turn four and rolled over. Parsons was okay but out of action.

Four laps after the race restarted, Schafer was finally able to get by Walters for the lead. Walters, Caho and Mueller continued a torrid battle for the runner-up spot for pretty much the rest of the race. One final caution with 19 laps in for a Jake Hendrickson spin in turn two bunched up the field, but Schafer was able to reestablish his lead and drove to victory. The battle for second was not decided until the last few laps, as Walters regained the spot from Mueller. Jake Kouba and Chase Viebrock had joined the pack of cars and settled for fourth and fifth. Caho slipped back to sixth at the finish.

Heat races were won by Jake Kouba and Chase Viebrock. In the first heat, Brad Nelson slammed into the back stretch concrete wall and rolled over 3 or 4 times in a spectacular-looking crash. Most importantly the driver from Brainerd was okay, but his car was badly damaged and out of action for the remainder of the evening.

The UMSS Traditional sprints return to their regular weekly track the next two Fridays at the St. Croix Valley Raceway before making their first appearance at the Princeton Speedway on August 15 for Night #1 of the Kouba Memorial. St. Croix Valley Raceway then hosts Night #2 of the Kouba Memorial on Saturday August 16, as both the winged and non-winged sprints will be in action each night. The Traditional sprints truly have been putting on some incredible shows throughout the season, so race fans will certainly want to make plans to take in one or more nights in the upcoming weeks as we work out way towards the finale on August 29.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 26, 2014 (Race #17)

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat #1 (10 laps): 2K Jake Kouba, 27 Mike Walters, 78 Rob Caho Jr, 81 Alex Peper, 69S Jon Lewerer, 21J Jori Hughes, 23 Jake Hendrickson DNF, 7N Brad Nelson DNF.

Driverwebsites Heat #2 (10 laps): 50 Chase Viebrock, 54 Cam Schafer, 87 Mike Mueller, 21 Jimmy Kouba, 95 Kevin Bradwell, 55 Joseph Kouba, 12 Johnny Parsons III.

GRP Motorsports A Main (25 laps): Schafer, Walters, Mueller, Jake Kouba, Viebrock, Caho, Joseph Kouba, Alex peper, Jori Hughes, Jimmy Kouba DNF, Jake Hendrickson DNF, Jon Lewerer DNF, Kevin Bradwell DNF, Johnny Parsons III DNF, Brad Nelson DNS.

Lap Leaders: Walters 1-13, Schafer 14-25.

 

 

R.J. Johnson Scores Summer Slam Win at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (July 26, 2014) – Defending series champion kept the hot hand in USAC Southwest Sprint Car action at Canyon Speedway Park by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s Third Annual Summer Slam atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While Johnson added his fifth USAC Southwest score of the year, Ricky Thornton, Jr., reeled off another IMCA Modified triumph, Matt Martinez bested the Pure Stocks and Jarrett Martin topped the Micro Sprints.

In the USAC Southwest Sprint Car feature, Johnson made a late move in the Michaels No. 77m around race-long leader Matt Rossi to snare his third consecutive score atop CSP clay.

Johnson took the win with a white-flag lap pass with Rossi settling for second ahead of pole starter Shon Deskins, Josh Shipley and Mike Martin.

In the IMCA Modified ranks, Ricky Thornton, Jr., rallied from the tenth starting position to capture his tenth win of the year in 12 CSP starts. Thornton, Jr., raced to the checkered flag ahead of James Webster, Brian Schultz, Guy Norton and 17th-starter Chaz Baca, Jr.

Keeping a hot hand like Johnson and Thornton, Jr., Matt Martinez raced from the eighth starting position to win his third consecutive Pure Stock main event ahead of Jason Schwader, 10th-starter Aaron Hetrick, Steve Bitting and Chris McCurdy, Jr.

In Micro Sprint action, Jarrett Martin took advantage of the pole starting position to capture his first win of the year at CSP ahead of Colton Hardy, 12th-starter Cassie Klenkie, Cliff Cormany and Kyle Huttenhow.

Canyon Speedway Park action continues on Saturday night, August 9, with the Allscapes Back to School Special featuring IMCA Modifieds along with Pure Stocks, Renegades and X-Mods.

Canyon Speedway Park

Third Annual Summer Slam

July 26, 2014 Results:

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 02-Matt Rossi, 4. 20-Shon Deskins, 5. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 6. 2-Josh Shipley, 7. 22-Dustin Burkhart, 8. 11c-Michael Curtis, 9. 13-Dennis Giles.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 7k-Bruce St. James, 2. 16-Mike Martin, 3. 28-Mike Morin, 4. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 5. 27-Nick Aiuto, 6. 12-Josh Pelkey, 7. 5-Tye Mihocko, 8. 22b-Brian Hosford.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 02-Matt Rossi, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 2-Josh Shipley, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 7k-Bruce St. James, 7. 12-Josh Pelkey, 8. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 9. 27-Nick Aiuto, 10. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 11. 28-Mike Morin, 12. 22-Dustin Burkhart, 13. 11c-Michael Curtis, 14. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 15. 5-Tye Mihocko, 16. 22b-Brian Hosford.

IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. 45-Ryan Roath, 3. 8-Nate Warren, 4. 87-Clifton Maggard, 5. 53-Nick Bruce, 6. 19sb-Lance Mari, 7. 21r-Ryan Eaden, 8. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr.

Second Heat: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 19x-Kenny Gill, 4. 12-Guy Norton, 5. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 6. 78-Steve Stultz, 7. 7k-Lance Salo, 8. 39-Derek Huggins.

Third Heat: 1. L8-Brian Schultz, 2. 5az-James Webster, 3. $-Cody Center, 4. 55x-Nick Gann, 5. 5-Steve Carter, 6. 27-John Brinkley, 7. 24-Mike Martin.

“B” Feature: 1. 19sb-Lance Mari, 2. 78-Steve Stultz, 3. 53-Nick Bruce, 4. 5-Steve Carter, 5. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 6. 21r-Ryan Eaden, 7. 24-Mike Martin, 8. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 9. 39-Derek Huggins, 10. 27-John Brinkley, 11. 7k-Lance Salo.

“A” Feature: 1. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 5az-James Webster, 3. L8-Brian Schultz, 4. 12-Guy Norton, 5. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 6. 87-Clifton Maggard, 7. $-Cody Center, 8. 53-Nick Bruce, 9. 21r-Ryan Eaden, 10. 19x-Kenny Gill, 11. 78-Steve Stultz, 12. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 13. 5-Steve Carter, 14. 55x-Nick Gann, 15. 45-Ryan Roath, 16. 44-Jason Noll, 17. 24-Mike Martin, 18. 8-Nate Warren, 19. 41-George Fronsman, 20. 19sb-Lance Mari.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 42-Kenny Hilton, 2. 6-Dave Van Ess, 3. 7-Mason Keefer, 4. 44-Aaron Miller, 5. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 6. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 7. 86-Kyle Klein.

Second Heat: 1. 2-Dennis Carrier, 2. 50-Cliff Cormany, 3. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 4. 41-Colton Hardy, 5. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 6. 37j-Nick Ellenberger, 7. 9-Marty Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 4. 50-Cliff Cormany, 5. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 6. 6-Dave Van Ess, 7. 7-Mason Keefer, 8. 77-Aaron Miller, 9. 37j-Nick Ellenberger, 10. 86-Kyle Klein, 11. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 12. 2-Dennis Carrier, 13. 42-Kenny Hilton, 14. 9-Marty Morin.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: JOHNSON, CZUBA, BAILEY, BAZUIN, & DEBOER TAKE WINS ON MCDONALD'S NIGHT

By Clayton Johns (July 25, 2014) - An action filled evening saw 120 drivers sign in to race on McDonald's Restaurants of Brantford & Paris night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Wayne Johnson, Mark Czuba, Dave Bailey, Mark Bazuin and Joe DeBoer visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT - FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF BRANTFORD & PARIS NIGHT "AUTOGRAPH NIGHT" & "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" TOTAL ENTRIES - 120

———————————————————– CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (19 entries)

Jim Huppunen and Dave Dykstra led the 19-car Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car feature to the green flag. Dykstra grabbed the early lead off the initial start, shuffling Huppunen back to second. American invaders Wayne Johnson of Knoxville, IA and Shane Stewart of Pittsboro, IN battled for the third position early after starting side-by-side in the second row.

Johnson battled to take the lead from Dykstra on lap six and never looked back. Dykstra faded in the middle portion of the race as Huppunen ran in second ahead of Stewart. Johnson grew his lead to nearly a half lap as he ran through lapped traffic in the caution-free race. Johnson set a new track record for a 20-lap 360 sprint car feature at 4:55.961 en route to the victory. Stewart used a lapped car to get by Huppunen on the final corner and steal the second spot.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 77x Wayne Johnson (3) 2. 77 Shane Stewart (4) 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (1) 4. 0 Glenn Styres (10) 5. 33k Kyle Patrick (8) 6. 5d Dave Dykstra (2) 7. 49 Todd Hoddick (7) 8. 10 Mitch Brown (14) 9. 3r Shane Ross (16) 10. 19 Cory Turner (6) 11. 5c Conor Mahoney (15) 12. 5 Keith Dempster (5) 13. 10j Jeremy Hughes (11) 14. 9nz Havard Daniels (12) 15. 11 Jamie Turner (18) 16. 71s Shawn Sliter (17) 17. 6 Curtis Gartly (19) DNF. 43 Scott Sherk (13) DNF. 80 Chris Steele (9) Time - 4:55.961 NEW TRACK RECORD A-Feature Lap Leaders - Dave Dykstra (1-6), Wayne Johnson (7-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 2. 77x Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA), 3. 10j Jeremy Hughes (Burlington), 4. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 5. 5c Conor Mahoney (Hamilton), 6. 3r Shane Ross (Thedford), 7. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford). Time - 1:52.314.

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 33k Kyle Patrick (Tilbury), 2. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 4. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne), 5. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne). Time - 1:51.797.

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Shane Stewart (Pittsboro, IN), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne), 3. 80 Chris Steele (St. Catharines), 4. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 5. 9nz Havard Daniels (Coatesville, NZ), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre). Time - 1:51.009.

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE "TOP GUN" AWARD (heat race passing points high score): 33k Kyle Patrick ($150) (Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

———————————————————– STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (14 entries)

Mark Czuba and Tyler Hendricks started on the front row for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars feature. Czuba took full advantage of his starting position and assumed top spot on the opening lap. Czuba carved out the top line ahead of second-place runner Jake Brown. Brown tried feverishly to catch Czuba in the first half, but couldn’t gain any ground until a lap eight caution when the front end broke on Paul Lang’s No. 6L.

Czuba got the best of the restart and out-dueled Brown. A pair of late race cautions after spins by Dylan Westbrook gave Brown his best shot at the lead while running the top groove. It didn’t matter though as Czuba was too strong on the bottom and held off Brown and Hendricks for his first career sprint car victory.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 00 Mark Czuba (1) 2. 1-10 Jake Brown (4) 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks (2) 4. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (13) 5. 55 Mike Thorne (3) 6. 43k Kyle Durnin (7) 7. 18 Josh Shantz (6) 8. 12 Brad Herron (8) 9. 68 Aaron Turkey (9) 10. 4 Greg Smulders (14) 11. 0 Dylan Westbrook (12) 12. 47x Ed Green (10) 13. 18x Davey Boughton (11) 14. 6L Paul Lang (5) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mark Czuba (1-15)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Pain Court), 3. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 4. 43k Kyle Durnin (Cambridge), 5. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 6. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), 7. 6L Paul Lang (Port Colborne). Time - 1:31.444 NEW TRACK RECORD

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 2. 77x Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville), 3. 0 Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 4. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 5. 18x Davey Boughton (Carlisle), 6. 47x Ed Green, 7. 4 Greg Smulders (Dorchester). Time - 1:31.537