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BALLENGER'S FIRST RACESAVER WIN AT I-90

by Steve Zwemke (HARTFORD, SD) -- Dusty Ballenger's name comes to mind pretty quickly when associating I-90 Speedway and Sprint Car racing. Ballenger has 20 career wins in the 360s at Hartford. He was also the division's track champion over three consecutive seasons (2009-2011). Ballenger returned to the track earlier this month to race in the new Coffee Cup IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car class. Now three weeks later, Ballenger has his first non-360 Sprint Car win at I-90. A diverse 13 car field featured five drivers from South Dakota, three each from Minnesota and Nebraska and two from Iowa to make for the season's biggest turnout. Bob Dvorak led the first five laps from the pole. Ballenger, who started fourth, passed Dvorak on the next lap and checked out. It was his first win at I-90 Speedway in over two years. Colin Smith battled with Nate Eakin for a number of laps before finishing second. Eakin was fourth, behind Dvorak. A restart with four laps to go in the Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stock feature turned out to be devastating for Brad Van Voorst. The Canton driver was way out in front of the field when Zach Olivier spun and brought out the yellow. Travis Schreurs, who started sixth, blew past the front-runner on the restart en route to his fourth win of 2015. It was also the 45th of his career at I-90 Speedway. The Street Stocks brag the closest points battle going into the final two weeks of the season. Rookie Zach Olivier leads former champ Travis Schreurs by 14 points. The USRA classes had track officials watching their time pieces. The B-Modifieds were green/white/checkered early due to the time limit. Miah Christensen won what was otherwise an entertaining race when it was under green. He became the third leader of the race on the sixth lap after starting 12th. Travis Vanden Top and Thor Anderson led before him. Anderson placed second ahead of Curt Ahlers. "I love race tracks like this," Christensen said in victory lane stating that the dry-slick surface puts the race in the hands of the drivers. The win, his fifth, is best among I-90 Speedway's B-Modified division. Christensen has only been outside the top three on one occasion this season. The USRA Hobby Stocks were also cut by four laps after the time limit struck. Derrick Scott came out on top after the green/white/checker finish to earn his first win of the season. Mike Chaney and Brian Campbell also led three lap segments. Brian Hoing finished second while Tyler Pospisil charged from 18th to third. Tom Koster is rolling in the Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers. Koster now has two straight wins after ending Josh Lien's three race winning streak. Koster led all 10 laps of the feature after an earlier heat win. Fans are invited to come early this Saturday night for a tailgate party featuring the cars and drivers of the B-Modified and Super Charger divisions. Cars will be on display beginning at 4:00 p.m. Come early for the tailgate party and get into the races from just $6 between 4:00-5:30 p.m. As always, kids 12 and under may attend for free with a paid adult. The concession stand will be open with a full menu! For more information log onto www.i90speedway.com, get the I-90 Speedway App, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @racei90 too.

RESULTS SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015 IMCA RACESAVER SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Dusty Ballenger, 2. Colin Smith, 3. Bob Dvorak, 4. Nate Eakin, 5. Ben Waxdahl, 6. T.J. Artz, 7. Nicholas Johansen, 8. Matt Ziebarth, 9. Victoria Knutson, 10. Trevor Serbus, 11. Elijah Johnson, 12. Jesse Lindberg, 13. Jeff Edgington Heat Winners: Nate Eakin, Nicholas Johansen


 

Matt Tanner Captures Annual Earl Halaquist Memorial at I88 for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

By Mike Mallett

AFTON, NY – Everything went Matt Tanner’s way on Tuesday night at the I-88 Speedway in the Earl Halaquist Memorial for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. The Stephentown, N.Y., driver lost the lead early but later prevailed to win the $2,550 top for his third career series win the race presented by Mach-1 Chassis.

“This is great,” commented Tanner. “This year we haven’t been going that good. Not horrible, seventh and eighth. It isn’t the expectations we had going into the season. We thought we’d get more of these. This is a great time of the year to start running good.”

In an ironic twist, both Tanner and his girlfriend Emily VanInwegen redrew the pole for their respective events. VanInwegen went out and won the companion 305 feature in which she was aided by a caution that cleared the track of slower traffic allowing her to set sail for the win. Tanner was aided by a late race caution that saw the top two get together giving him the lead and the eventual win.

“Emily (VanInwegen) set the bar pretty high but we caught a few breaks in the feature and that really helped us out,” said Tanner. “I got the wing back late, it felt like a totally different car and that sealed the deal.”

Tanner was flanked by Chuck Hebing at the start of the 25-lap event with Hebing quickly making use of his front row starting position to secure the lead at the green flag. Tanner ran second as he pursued Hebing on the tight third-mile.

As Hebing worked traffic on lap eight he got together with Pete Richardson as they exited turn four. Richardson got out of shape on the front straightaway and Hebing had no place to go running over his right side. Richardson stopped to bring out the caution while Hebing remained on track and in the race lead.

After Richardson re-fired, the field was ready again to go back racing. Hebing blasted back to the front with Parker Evans now taking over the runner-up position. They remained first and second as Hebing entered traffic for a second time at the half-way point.

Evans began to reel in Hebing as the battled traffic. As the laps clicked off he moved closer and closer to the 45. On lap 18 he went for it and dove under Hebing entering into the third turn. Contact was made that sent both drivers up into the outside wall causing another yellow while handling the lead to Tanner.

After a couple attempts at the restart, Tanner drove out to the lead as Jason Barney and Chad Miller challenged one another for second. Barney was able to get by on lap 20 for second then he set his sights on Tanner as he looked for second Empire Super Sprint win of the season.

One more caution slowed the field on lap 23 as the front end of Jeff Cook’s car collapsed causing him to come to an abrupt stop on the backstretch. Tanner initially went low before settling on the outside lane for the restart. This proved to be the difference maker as he held off Barney and then Danny Varin to cruise to the victory.

“On the single-file restarts I had been starting on the top and I kept getting a real good run,” stated Tanner. “I saw it was Jason (Barney) next to me so I knew I couldn’t screw up at all. At the same time I was giving Jason Barney the bottom so it was a tough decision there but it worked out.”

Varin, of Fonda, N.Y., came home second after redrawing the 11th starting spot for the feature. Varin found a nice line on the outside of the speedway which allowed him to roll up through the field.

“It was real tough in the beginning because we really weren’t going that good, but once the fuel got burned off we started running better,” said Varin. “I made most of my passes up on the high-side. The car was good there, I just didn’t have enough on the bottom. I knew if we could get a good jump on that last restart we could make a race out of it.”

Barney settled for third. The Brewerton, N.Y., native gave it all he could in the final laps but he knew he was in trouble when Tanner elected to the outside groove for the restart.

“We really had a good car,” Barney said after the feature. “I really didn’t know what to do in the beginning. I just searched and searched and searched around with my wing and finally got it in the right spot. Matt (Tanner) pulled a great move by picking the outside lane. I was really going to feel bad for him if he didn’t because the outside was really good on restarts. He fired awesome and that allowed Danny to get outside of us and once he did he pinched us down a bit and we lost our momentum. It was a good race, we finally came here and ran decent.”

Former I-88 Speedway Modified track champion Mike Mahaney finished in the fourth position after he started 15th. He was followed to the checkered flag by 14th place starter Shawn Donath.

ESS/I88 Notes – A nice field of 23 cars made the tow on a Tuesday night…Making first ever ESS start was Doug Crews and first start of 2015 was Steve Hutchinson…Many Members from the Halaquist Family were on hand and they also sponsored the dash event…Tom Schmeh also came out from Knoxville, Iowa representing the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame….Next up are trips to Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway for $2,000 to win, $500 to start events.

Earl Halaquist Memorial A-Main – Matt Tanner ($2,525), Danny Varin ($1,525), Jason Barney ($1,000), Mike Mahaney ($690), Shawn Donath ($650), Paul Kinney ($745), Chad Miller ($430), Thomas Radivoy ($445), Paulie Colagiovanni ($470), Kyle Pitts ($450), Tim Axton ($385), Steve Hutchinson ($355), George Suprick ($300), Denny Peebles ($290), Pete Richardson ($285), Jeff Cook ($330), Justin Barger ($275), Tommy Wickham ($380), Chuck Hebing ($315), Parker Evans ($260), Dave Axton ($255), Doug Crews ($250), Mike Stelter ($450)

Lap Leaders – Hebing 1-18, Tanner 19-25

Car Mate Trailers $25 to win Heats – D. Axton, Radivoy, Varin

Halaquist Family – Cobra Coaches Dash – Wickham $110

Bonuses:

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Kinney (12 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Hebing $50

Ohsweken Speedway 20th Anniversary – Evans $50

SUNY Canton Smart Move – Cook $50

Beard Sewer and Drain Determination Award – Pitts $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Donath $35

Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time – Tanner (13.898) $25

9/11 Restoration – Colagiovanni and T. Axton $25

Hoosier Tire – Stelter $200

Vahlco Wheels – Kinney $190

 

 

Kyle Miller Wins His Second NWWT 2015 Win At CGS

By Ben Deatherage The Northwest Wingless Tour returned to Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday August 22nd. It would be the first time since late June the Non-Wing 360 Sprints had been to the historic 1/4-mile clay oval. Eighteen drivers were on hand representing the states of Oregon, Washington, as well as Massachusetts.

A tight battle for the lead would erupt on the opening lap but would result in Kyle Miller grabbing the position at the stripe. Miller, from Eugene, would construct a massive lead over the rest of the field after a nineteen lap green flag run.

Kyle Miller would be briefly held up in lapped traffic a couple of times but only for a few moments. He would leave just four cars on the lead lap by the end of the race in his EMK Graphics/Automotive Sheetmetal/Machined For Speed By Craig Jensen #10 XXX. It would mark the second win of the season for Miller with the NWWT in 2015 and the fifteenth occasion he has won at CGS with the tour.

Thurston's Ricky Ashley would place second in his Clark Printing/Todd's Auto Body/BC Motorsports/Team 85 #85 entry followed by the Maxline Custom Cases/Summerfield Golf & Country Club/Speedmart Inc. #23 XXX of Rob Lindsey from Sherwood in third. Tim Alberding of Salem was fourth in the Alberding Racing #52 Maxim and was the last car on the lead lap while Auburn, Washington's Jonathan Jorgenson would finish fifth in his Jorgenson Manufacturing/Shareway Industries #2J J&J.

Kyle Miller was fast time and the trophy dash winner. Ricky Ashley, Jonathan Jorgenson, and Miler were heat race winners. It would be a clean sweep of the whole night by Kyle Miller.

The Northwest Wingless Tour will take a few weeks off before they participate in Championship Night on Saturday September 12th. That event will be held at Cottage Grove Speedway. For the latest news and information regarding the NWWT log on to wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Northwest Wingless Tour Race #8 Saturday August 22nd, 2015 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature 1: 1. 10-Kyle Miller; 2. 85-Ricky Ashley; 3. 23-Rob Lindsey; 4. 52-Tim Alberding; 5. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 6. 15R-Jake Gilman; 7. 8M-Justen McConnville; 8. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 9. 50-Brad Rhodes; 10. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 11. 6A-Kady Adelman; 12. 8-Anthony Pope; 13. 1-Lindsay Barney; 14. 4J-Allison Journey; 15. 12R-Darren Rothe; 16. 27W-Guy Weedman; 17. 69-Joe Bosso Jr; 18. 29-Tommy Moreno

Dash 1: 1. 10-Kyle Miller; 2. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 3. 52-Tim Alberding; 4. 6A-Kady Adelman

Heat 1: 1. 85-Ricky Ashley; 2. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 3. 6A-Kady Adelman; 4. 29-Tommy Moreno; 5. 4J-Allison Journey; 6. 50-Brad Rhodes

Heat 2: 1. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 2. 15R-Jake Gilman; 3. 52-Tim Alberding; 4. 8M-Justen McConnville; 5. 8-Anthony Pope

Heat 3: 1. 10-Kyle Miller; 2. 23-Rob Lindsey; 3. 69-Joe Bosso Jr; 4. 27W-Guy Weedman; 5. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 6. 1-Lindsay Barney

Qualifying 1: 1. 10-Kyle Miller; 2. 52-Tim Alberding; 3. 6A-Kady Adelman; 4. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 5. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 6. 85-Ricky Ashley; 7. 23-Rob Lindsey; 8. 15R-Jake Gilman; 9. 4J-Allison Journey; 10. 69-Joe Bosso Jr; 11. 8M-Justen McConnville; 12. 29-Tommy Moreno; 13. 27W-Guy Weedman; 14. 8-Anthony Pope; 15. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 16. 1-Lindsay Barney; 17. 12R-Darren Rothe; 18. 50-Brad Rhodes

 

 

Cancer Awareness Night at PDTR

8-22-2015 Plymouth, WI Amy Juech

Mitchel Yurmanovich and Ken Jay Fielder brought the Aldag Honald Mechanical Sprints to the green flag. Mitchel Yurmanovich pulled out ahead to lead lap one. Nich Melis, Paul Pokorksi and Shane Wenninger were three wide. Tim Haddy and John Krebsbach battled each other for sixth. Mitchel Yurmanovich had a front stretch lead over Ken Jay Fiedler by lap 5. Justin Miller and Paul Pokorski competed for seventh. Kevin Karnitz was inside of Nich Melis for eleventh. Mitchel Yurmanovich was up to lapped traffic of Douglas Pietz by lap 9. Justin Miller, John Krebsbach and Paul Pokorski battled sixth place. Donny Goeden went to the outside of Paul Pokorski and Brandon McMullen for eighth. Jim Melis gained on Ken Jay Fiedler for second and went outside and won the battle. Shane Wenninger went way outside for fourth. Mitchel Yurmanovich lapped more and more cars; there were three cars between him and second place. More lapped traffic cars held up Mitchel Yurmanovich and fellow competitors were closing in. Shane Wenninger lost fourth place to Donny Goeden. Mitchel Yurmanovich touched Doug Wondra to put him a lap down. Josh Teunissen caught the turn two wall bringing out the caution on the white flag lap. Winner was Mitchel Yurmanovich (Cascade) followed by Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Donny Goeden (Kewaskum), Ken Jay Fielder (Sheboygan Falls) and Tim Haddy (Waupun). Hard charger passing 9 cars was Donny Goeden. Heat Winners: Justin Miller (Plymouth), Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Donny Goeden (Kewaskum)

Thank you to Plymouth Snow Rangers for being the evening’s trophy sponsor. Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

“Budres scores elusive Angell Park victory” “Angell Park season finale next Sunday NSL/IRA & Badger”

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, WI, Aug. 23---Series points leader David Budres captured the “Miller Lite Cornfest Racing Classic” 20-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway. It was his first career feature victory at the track, after four career second place finishes, including three this season for the Beloit, WI driver. Brad Greenup jumped into the lead at the start of the race, while Budres passed three cars on the second lap moving into second place. One lap later Budres passed Greenup on the backstretch for the top position. Despite a caution on the fifth lap, Budres increased his lead over Andy Baugh and Brandon Waelti to a quarter-lap advantage at the midway point. Budres began lapping slower cars on Lap 13, the same time his car began to misfire. Fourth place running Aaron Schuck stalled with two laps remaining, bunching up the field. Budres pulled away from the field on the restart. On the final lap Buddy Luebke flipped ending the event. Budres driving the Manic Racing owned Stealth/Fontana No. 31 finished ahead of Baugh, Waelti, Greenup, and Kurt Mayhew. “It’s great to finally get a win here in such a traditional long standing event, the motor missed a few times but we made it here” commented Budres who became the 21st different Cornfest winner in event history. The Angell Park Speedway season finale will be Sunday Aug. 30, featuring the National Sprint League & IRA Sprint Car series co-sanctioned event along with the Badger Midget Series. SUMMARY MIDGETS 20-lap Feature: 1. David Budres; 2. Andy Baugh; 3. Brandon Waelti; 4. Brad Greenup; 5. Kurt Mayhew; 6. Mike Stroik; 7. Johnny Murdock; 8. Mitchell Davis; 9. Buddy Luebke; 10. Zack Emmons; 11. Derek Childs; 12. Aaron Schuck; 13. Denny Smith; 14. Andrew Hennig; 15. Kyle Koch; 16. Neil Weigen; 17. Randy Reed; 18.Jason Dull; 19.Tommy Bigelow; 20. Jake Neuman; 21. Critter Malone; 22. Paul Shaffer. 10-Semi feature Winner: Stroik. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Luebke, Malone, Budres. Cars present: 27 Feature Lap Leaders: Greenup 1-3, Budres 4-20.

 

 

Jerrod Hull Closes Out Sprint Invaders Nationals Weekend With A Win At Quincy
Quincy, Illinois (8/23/15) – After starting out the three-race Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Nationals weekend with a win at Donnellson on Friday night, Jerrod Hull of Sikeston, Missouri, closed out the weekend in the same manner by celebrating in victory lane at Quincy Raceways Sunday night.
By winning the Randall’s Performance Shake-Up Dash Hull’s new fan Jackson, from nearby Payson, drew the number one to put the driver of the Heartland Trailer Manufacturing car #12 on the pole position for the 21-car 25-lap main event at the quarter-mile oval known as “the Bullring on Broadway”. It was third-starting Russ Hall though who stole the lead from Hull in the opening laps before a spin by Mark Tischer in turn two caused the first caution of the race on lap three. On the restart Hull made a charge at Hall and squeezed by him on the outside just as the two leaders scored lap number four.
Hull would stretch his advantage from there only to have it wiped out on lap ten when the third-place driver Bobby Mincer spun in turn two. This brought the field back to Hull for the restart will all eyes now on Joey Moughan who had moved from tenth to third. Moughan could not steal second from Hall though following the restart, but the caution would wave one last time on lap 14 when the Sears Racing #31 driven tonight by Casey Shuman slowed with mechanical issues.
On this restart Moughan was able take second from Hall and he then was able to keep pace with Hull. Using a lower line than the leader Moughan would show his nose to Hull in turn one with five laps remaining only to have the crafty veteran take away that line on the following lap. The lapped cars of Justin Bucholz and Dave Getchell were racing side-by-side ahead of Hull with three-laps remaining and when he was able to split them and drive away that left Moughan to contend with a final charge from a trip of drivers including early leader Russ Hall.
As Hull was taking the checkers for the $1,500 win, Hall was able to regain the second spot on the back stretch leaving Moughan to finish third just ahead of Saturday’s winner John Schulz, while Jerrod Schneiderman completed the top five as those four cars crossed the line in tight formation.
In victory lane Hull was quick to thank his crew chief Scott Bonar and all of his sponsors for helping him to score two wins on the weekend with the Sprint Invaders, now giving him 18 career victories with the series. Just three shy of career wins leader Kaley Gharst.
The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders will return to action on Saturday, September 5th at the Peoria Speedway before closing out the 2105 campaign on Saturday September 19th at 34 Raceway near Burlington.
Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Results
A-Main (started) – 1, Jerrod Hull, Sikeston MO (1) 2. Russ Hall, Pleasnt Hill IA (3) 3. Joey Moughan, Springfield (10) 4. John Schulz, West Burlington IA (4) 5. Jerrod Schneiderman, West Burlington IA (5) 6. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis IA (6) 7. Jamie Ball, Knoxville IA (9) 8. Jon Agan, Knoxville IA (8) 9. Tony Shilling, Knoxville IA (12) 10. J Kinder, Holts Summit MO (7) 11. Chris Martin, Ankeny IA (17) 12. Ben Waggoner, Emden (15) 13. Nate Van Haaften, Otley IA (21) 14. Harold Pohren, Lowell IA (18) 15. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington IA (14) 16. Tim Moore, Rock Island (19) 17. Dave Getchell, Sperry IA (13) 18. Mark Tischer, Hannibal MO (20) 19. Justin Bucholz, Davenport IA (11) 20. Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend AZ (16) 21. Bobby Mincer, Burlington IA (2)
Lap Leaders: Hall 1-3, Hull 4-25
Hard Charger: Van Haaften +8
Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants Heat One – 1. Hall 2. Jerrod Schneiderman 3. Kinder 4. Moughan 5. Getchell 6. Shuman 7. Moore
Budwesier King of Beers Heat Two – 1. Jamison 2. Mincer 3. Agan 4. Bucholz 5. Josh Schneiderman 6. Martin 7. Tischer
Heat Three – 1. Schulz 2. Hull 3. Ball 4. Shilling 5. Waggoner 6. Pohren 7. Van Haaften
Randall’s Performance Shake-Up Dash – 1. Hull 2. Mincer 3. Hall 4. Schulz 5. Jerrod Schneiderman 6. Jamison
Contingencies:
Pyrotec –
Saldana –
Next Events:
Saturday, September 5th, Peoria Speedway, Peoria IL
Saturday, September 19th, 34 Raceway, West Burlington IA.

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: JONATHAN, WESTBROOK, DINNING, LUNGARO, & LONGBOAT TAKE WINS ON JIBS ACTION SPORTS KIDSRACE NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (August 21, 2015) – 132 drivers signed in to race on Jibs Action Sports KidsRace Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Derek Jonathan, Dylan Westbrook, Ryan Dinning, Jason Lungaro, and Paul Longboat visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA JIBS ACTION SPORTS KIDSRACE NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 132

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (22 entries) Derek Jonathan took the lead early in the 360 Sprint Car feature, but the race was halted after just one lap when Zach Zumpe careened into the backstretch catchfence after contact with another car. The grinding crash destroyed Zumpe's race car and resulted in a delay for fence repair, but he was able to walk away.

Jonathan remained up front when the race resumed, with Todd Hoddick close behind for much of the 20 lap distance. Hoddick made several bids for the lead, including a close call in turn 3, but couldn't overtake Jonathan, who went on to claim the 2nd Ohsweken win of his career - and first since 2011 - by 0.655 seconds. Hoddick settled for the runner-up spot, while Glenn Styres advanced from 7th to finish 3rd, followed by Keith Dempster, and Dane Lorenc. Curtis Gartly finished a career-best 6th, with Chris Steele, Jim Huppunen, Cory Turner, and Ryan Turner rounded out the top 10.

Mitch Brown's championship chase became much more difficult when his engine went up in smoke during his heat race. Brown entered the evening just 2 points behind points leader Styres, with Hoddick 8 points behind. Hoddick's team lent the Brown team a spare engine, but they weren't able to make the call for the B-Feature. Styres' lead in the championship standings is now 6 points over Hoddick.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 81 Derek Jonathan (2) 2. 49 Todd Hoddick (1) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (7) 4. 5 Keith Dempster (6) 5. 00 Dane Lorenc (3) 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (5) 7. 80 Chris Steele (11) 8. 14h Jim Huppunen (18) 9. 19 Cory Turner (10) 10. 91 Ryan Turner (8) 11. 38 Tyler Hendricks (13) 12. 71s Shawn Sliter (4) 13. 11 Jamie Turner (16) 14. 38w Dennis Wagner (14) 15. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (19) 16. 69 Kris Root (9) 17. 2 Lee Winger (15) DNF. 52 Jesse Costa (17) DNF. 11z Zach Zumpe (20) DNS. 67 Chris Durand (12) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Derek Jonathan (1-20)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 2. 00 Dane Lorenc, Lancaster NY (1), 3. 19 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (4), 4. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (6), 5. 38w Dennis Wagner, Newcastle PA (3), / 6. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (7), 7. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (8), DNF. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (5). Time - 1:53.998

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (2), 2. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (4), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga NY (5), 4. Chris Durand, Port Stanley ON (6), 5. 2 Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (3), / 6. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas ON (7), DNF. 22 Jim Porter, Grand Island NY (1). Time - 1:50.113

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 5 Keith Dempster, Alton ON (2), 2. 69 Kris Root, Delaware ON (1), 3. 71s Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne ON (6), 4. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (7), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (5), / 6. 21j John Burbridge, Jr., St. Williams ON (4), 7. 11z Zach Zumpe, St. Catharines ON (3). Time - 1:52.647

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

B-FEATURE (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 11 Jamie Turner (1), 2. 52 Jesse Costa (2), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (4), 4. 21j John Burbridge, Jr. (3), 5. 11z Zach Zumpe (5), DNS. 22 Jim Porter (6), DNS. 10 Mitch Brown (7). Time - 1:53.200

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 91 Ryan Turner

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (16 entries) Mike Thorne was the early leader of the Crate Sprint Car feature, but championship leader Dylan Westbrook moved quickly through the field from his 12th starting position. Westbrook had already moved to 6th when Kyle Durnin brought out the yellow flag with a spin on lap 2.

Thorne maintained the lead on the restart with Brad Herron right behind him, while Westbrook gained 4 positions in the next 4 laps to take the lead. Westbrook went on to win by 1.914 seconds over Thorne, while Mark Czuba finished 3rd, followed by Brad Herron and Steve Lyons. 14th starter Josh Shantz finished 6th, followed by Jake Brown, Ryan Hunsinger, Holly Porter, and Alex Hill.

Westbrook extended his lead in the championship standings with his 4th feature win of the season, as his advantage now stands at 46 points over Brown.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12) 2. 55 Mike Thorne (2) 3. 00 Mark Czuba (6) 4. 12 Brad Herron (1) 5. 9 Steve Lyons (8) 6. 18 Josh Shantz (14) 7. 1-10 Jake Brown (11) 8. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (5) 9. 1 Holly Porter (15) 10. 77x Alex Hill (4) 11. 54 Ed Green (13) 12. 68 Aaron Turkey (9) 13. 4 Mack DeMan (7) 14. 6m Eric McGlone (3) DNF. 43k Kyle Durnin (10) DNS. 5 Alex Schuts (16) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mike Thorne (1-5), Dylan Westbrook (6-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 77x Alex Hill, Ohsweken ON (6), 2. 7h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (8), 3. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (3), 4. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (2), 5. 00 Mark Czuba, Burlington ON (7), 6. 6m Eric McGlone, Union ON (5), 7. 54 Ed Green, Ohsweken ON (4), DQ. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (1). No Time

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (3), 2. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (5), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland ON (6), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (2), 5. 43k Kyle Durnin, Cambridge ON (4), 6. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (1), 7. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (7), DNS. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (8). Time - 1:32.289

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): Jake Brown - 15.075 seconds

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The Legacy of Justin Sanders Continues to Grow

Marysville, CA (August 22, 2015) – Watsonville’s Justin Sanders picked up his ninth win at Marysville Raceway on Saturday night by winning the 25-lap winged 360 sprint car feature event. Sanders won the previous night at Ocean Speedway that now gives him 17 wins for the season.

The winged 360 sprint car main event took three attempts before completing just one lap. Chico’s Kenny Allen led the first few laps and was poised to try and win his first career sprint car main event. Yet, once the leaders caught up to some slower cars, Cody Lamar closed in and tried to take the lead away from Allen. On lap 13 Lamar moved around Allen for the lead. However, just two laps later Lamar spun in turn one. As Lamar spun, Allen had nowhere to go and clipped Lamar. The top two cars were wrecked and went to the work area. Only Allen continued.

Low and behold, Sanders was the driver in third at this time. Sanders inherited the lead and would go on to lead the final nine laps with ease. Chico’s Brad Bumgarner had a solid race and finished in the second spot. Bumgarner has felt at home on the Marysville Raceway surface. Jeremy Burt continued his consistent year with a third place finish. It was nice to see Mike Monahan run well and finished in the fourth spot. Jeremy Hawes spent all week rebuilding a wrecked sprint car and finished in the fifth spot.

For the second week in a row Lamar bested the existing track record in qualifying. Last week Lamar lowered the time to a 12.161. Tonight, Lamar went 12.095. Burt, Bumgarner and Billy Wallace each won their eight lap heat race. A total of 23 winged sprint cars entered the nights racing event.

Jimmy Ford earned his second win of the year in the IMCA Sport Mods division. Even with the win, Ford still trails Howard Law by 21 points in the championship. Law currently has three wins this year. Todd Cooper looked to have the race won but spun in turn two late in the race. That gave the lead to Ford. Matt Magenheimer had a solid night of racing and finished second. Ford and Magenheimer were winners of each eight lap heat race.

Wyatt Brown had a break out weekend. On Friday night he won his first career economy sprint main event at Silver Dollar Speedway. Tonight he used the high line and drove by the top three to pick up the popular win. Brown should get credit for producing the best passing during any main event racing of the night. In fact, one driver comes to my mind when describing what Brown did tonight. That drivers name is Jac Haudenschild. Cameron Haney drove up nicely and finished in the second spot. Jeff Macedo was competitive all night and finished third. Brown won his heat race and so did Macedo.

The Pro 4 Sprints main event was shortened to just 12 laps after four of the seven starting cars ended up stopped in the infield. Tim MacLaughlin of Colusa was declared the winner. Craig Morrison of Carmichael was the only other driver on the lead lap. Matt Beardslee of Antelope spun on lap eleven and was credited with third. MacLaughlin won the eight lap heat race.

Local product Tyler Seavey won his first career BCRA midget main event. Seavey won the 25-lap feature race when he passed Frankie Guerrini III late in the event. Mitchell Faccinto started deep in the field and finished third. Brian Gard and Britton Bock finished fourth and fifth. The race itself was one of the best during the night. I am hoping the BCRA midgets can return for more events next season. Bock and Gard each won their respective heat races.

Results from tonight’s race can be found online at www.marysvilleraceway.com

 

 

BROWNSTOWN WIN GOES TO BRADY SHORT

Brownstown, IN - August 22, 2015 - Brady Short raced to victory Saturday night at the Brownstown Speedway. It was the first appearance ever of the Midwest Sprint Car Series at the speedway. Short was driving the Cam Potorff owned sprint car. The victory was Short’s ninth this season in competition with MSCS. The win was also the Bedford Blasters fifth straight MSCS feature win. The record setting performance moved Short into a tie with Jon Stanbrough as the driver with the most all time MSCS series wins. Both drivers now have 20 feature wins each!

Brady Short led most of the 25 lap feature. He took the lead from Nick Bilbee on lap three. However once he took the lead he was challenged by Dickie Gaines repeatedly. Gaines had started tenth in the Soudrette machine and was running second by lap seven. Short used the high line to produce enough momentum to secure a lead on the straights. Gaines relied on an inside lane that shortened the quarter mile oval and allowed him to pull even in the turns. The fight for the lead continued with neither driver willing to change lines. Gaines had looks at the lead but could never capitalize on any of them in what became one of the most interesting match ups of the year for fans to watch. Short’s winning margin was just .353 seconds. Nick Bilbee of Indianapolis finished third.

Bub Cummings and Stephen Taylor rounded out the top five for the feature. It was the best finish of the season with MSCS for both drivers. Cummings races out of nearby Bedford, IN, while Taylor is from Wellington, New Zealand. The second five included Brandon Mattox, Jordan Kinser, Tony Main, Dakota Jackson, and Logan Hupp.

The track was race ready. The drivers formed packs and racing developed on back through the field. Speedsters moving up five or more spots included Gaines and Cummings plus Tony Main, Dakota Jackson, Jordan Kinser, and James Lyerla. Kinser would earn the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race in climbing from seventeenth up to seventh. James Lyerla received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award after finishing eleventh thus just missing a top ten spot.

There were only three caution periods during the main event and they were early on. The yellow on lap 5 was for Hunter O’Neal. Then on lap six Carson Short brought out the yellow and a wrecker was needed to tow his damaged car to the pits. The final yellow was on lap nine for an incident involving Pat Giddens and Hunter O’Neal.

The three MSCS heat races were won by Hunter O’Neal, Nick Bilbee, and Brady Short. Bilbee’s run produced the most passing points for any driver and with the redraw gave him the pole for the feature. O’Neal’s heat race win was his first at an MSCS race.

The next event for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be held on Sunday September 6th at Tri-State Speedway on U.S. Highway 41 at Haubstadt, IN. The sprints will be joined at the “Labor Day Weekend Challenge” by the UMP Modifieds and MMSA Mini-Sprints to make this a triple header of open wheel racing.

PROVIDED AS NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR MSCS.

SUMMARY

Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN August 22, 2015

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series:

First Heat - 77 Hunter O’Neal, 2M Logan Hupp, 04 Drew Abel, 56W Tyler Waltz, 74T Tony Main, 15J Nick Johnson, 74 J.T. Stapp, 44B Jordan Blanton

Second Heat - 17 Nick Bilbee, 11W Stephen Taylor, 04J Jeff Bland Jr., 44G Dickie Gaines, 21 Carson Short, 3 Dakota Jackson, 9 Jordan Kinser, 44 Eric Edwards

Third Heat - 11P Brady Short, 4B Donny Brackett, 28 Brandon Mattox, 71 Bub Cummings, 26 Pat Giddens, 11 James Lyerla, 71B Braxton Cummings, 66 Jadon Rogers

B Main - 9 Jordan Kinser, 21 Carson Short, 11 James Lyerla, 66 Jadon Rogers, 71B Braxton Cummings, 44 Eric Edwards, 44B Jordan Blanton, J.T. Stapp, DNS

Feature (25 Laps) - 1) 11P Brady Short, 2) 44G Dickie Gaines, 3) 17 Nick Bilbee, 4) 71Bub Cummings, 5) 11W Stephen Taylor, 6) 28 Brandon Mattox, 7) 9 Jordan Kinser, 8) 74T Tony Main, 9) 3 Dakota Jackson,, 10) 2M Logan Hupp, 11) 11 James Lyerla, 12) 04 Drew Abel, 13) 15 J Nick Johnson, 14) 4B Donny Brackett, 15) 56W Tyler Waltz, 16) 66 Jadon Rogers, 17) 77 Hunter O’Neal, 18) 04J Jeff Bland Jr., 19) 26 Pat Giddens, 20) 21 Carson Short

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park August 22, 2015 Quest Federal Credit Union Night RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (23 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 24-Landon Simon[5] ; 2. 22S-Kyle simon[6] ; 3. 74-Drew Rader[7] ; 4. 18SR-Bob Distel[2] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 6. C17-Corey Miles[8] ; 7. 96-Riley VanHise[4] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 2. 24P-Rod Henning[3] ; 3. 16-Dallas Hewitt[4] ; 4. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 5. 18-Todd Keen[7] ; 6. 21-Travis Hery[6] ; 7. 69R-Brian Gross[5] ; 8. 37-Noah Dunlap[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[3] ; 2. 5A-Toby Alfrey[1] ; 3. 63D-Jim Dues[2] ; 4. 37D-Mike Dunlap[4] ; 5. 32-Garrett Abrams[7] ; 6. 32M-Derek Hastings[6] ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[5]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[4]; 2. 16-Dallas Hewitt[8]; 3. 22S-Kyle simon[3]; 4. 82-Mike Miller[5]; 5. 37D-Mike Dunlap[12]; 6. 18-Todd Keen[14]; 7. 24P-Rod Henning[2]; 8. 32-Garrett Abrams[15]; 9. 87-Paul Dues[11]; 10. 63D-Jim Dues[9]; 11. 24L-Lee Underwood[21]; 12. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[13]; 13. 18SR-Bob Distel[10]; 14. 21-Travis Hery[17]; 15. 32M-Derek Hastings[18]; 16. 5A-Toby Alfrey[1]; 17. 74-Drew Rader[7]; 18. 37-Noah Dunlap[23]; 19. C17-Corey Miles[16]; 20. 69R-Brian Gross[20]; 21. 24-Landon Simon[6] Hard Charger: 24L-Lee Underwood[+10]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (21 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[2] ; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[3] ; 3. 65-Chris Bounds[5] ; 4. 11-Corey Bedwell[1] ; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[7] ; 6. 28J-Jody Martin[4] ; 7. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 5J-Jake Hesson[2] ; 2. 23S-Brad Strung[5] ; 3. 10-Allen Poe[4] ; 4. 22B-Brad Racer[7] ; 5. 12-Jason Young[6] ; 6. 84-Cale Stinson[1] ; 7. 28H-Rod Henning[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 1-Michael Luberda[2] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[6] ; 3. 50-Craig Stower[1] ; 4. 4X-Bradley Ashford[3] ; 5. 57-Keith Inbody[7] ; 6. 21B-Ryan Barr[5] ; 7. 22-Gunnar Lucius[4]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 66-Chase Dunham[1]; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[7]; 3. 28H-Rod Henning[20]; 4. 23S-Brad Strung[5]; 5. 81H-Anthony Haas[6]; 6. 1-Michael Luberda[2]; 7. 11-Corey Bedwell[10]; 8. 22B-Brad Racer[11]; 9. 28K-Ron Kimmel[13]; 10. 50-Craig Stower[9]; 11. 21B-Ryan Barr[18]; 12. 4X-Bradley Ashford[12]; 13. 57-Keith Inbody[15]; 14. 84-Cale Stinson[17]; 15. 12-Jason Young[14]; 16. 42-Ty Tilton[4]; 17. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[19]; 18. 5J-Jake Hesson[3]; 19. 10-Allen Poe[8]; 20. 28J-Jody Martin[16] Hard Charger: 28H-Rod Henning[+17]

Post AgriService UMP Modifieds (33 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 112-Chris Ullery[2] ; 2. 11JS-Josh Scott[3] ; 3. ZERO-Brent Hole[1] ; 4. 45P-Brian Post[6] ; 5. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[8] ; 6. 25-Nick Bowers[9] ; 7. 4J-David Treon[5] ; 8. O%-Derrick Austin[4] ; 9. 5H-Brian Hogan[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1W-Scottie Williams[2] ; 2. 20M-Josh Morton[4] ; 3. 16-Jeff Koz[8] ; 4. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[6] ; 5. 43-Bill Griffith[3] ; 6. 73B-Cody Basiniger[1] ; 7. 1X-JJ Butler[5] ; 8. 31-Rodney Hurst[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 55S-Zach Schroeder[3] ; 2. K9-Scott Gerdeman[5] ; 3. 35-Tim Cornett[2] ; 4. 79-Shane Unger[7] ; 5. 2B-Darryl Banks[8] ; 6. 20P-Jamie Phlipot[4] ; 7. 23-Frank Watkins[6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9V-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 36-Brandon Vaughan[2] ; 3. 20K-Bill Keeler[3] ; 4. 26-Jared Spalding[7] ; 5. M1G-Matt Twining[8] ; 6. 31M-Ed Minnich[6] ; 7. 24-Terry Grilliot[1] ; 8. 58P-Jim Post[4]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[1] ; 2. 25-Nick Bowers[3] ; 3. 4J-David Treon[5] ; 4. O%-Derrick Austin[-] ; 5. 1X-JJ Butler[6] ; 6. 43-Bill Griffith[2] ; 7. 5H-Brian Hogan[9] ; 8. 73B-Cody Basiniger[4]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2B-Darryl Banks[1] ; 2. M1G-Matt Twining[2] ; 3. 23-Frank Watkins[5] ; 4. 20P-Jamie Phlipot[3] ; 5. 58P-Jim Post[6] ; 6. 24-Terry Grilliot[4]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 55S-Zach Schroeder[2]; 2. 11JS-Josh Scott[5]; 3. 9V-Shawn Valenti[1]; 4. 45P-Brian Post[13]; 5. K9-Scott Gerdeman[7]; 6. 112-Chris Ullery[4]; 7. 26-Jared Spalding[16]; 8. 36-Brandon Vaughan[8]; 9. 20K-Bill Keeler[12]; 10. ZERO-Brent Hole[9]; 11. 16-Jeff Koz[10]; 12. 1W-Scottie Williams[3]; 13. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[17]; 14. 2B-Darryl Banks[18]; 15. 79-Shane Unger[15]; 16. 35-Tim Cornett[11]; 17. 25-Nick Bowers[19]; 18. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[14]; 19. M1G-Matt Twining[20] Hard Charger: 45P-Brian Post[+9]

Block Insurance Tough Trucks (21 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[7] ; 2. 23-Kenny Osborne[3] ; 3. 711-Dallas Geckle[2] ; 4. 01H-Randy Hamp[1] ; 5. 8-Jammie Roop[4] ; 6. 11-Tony Boneta[5] ; 7. 82J-Janice Hunter[6]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 1W-Matt Twining[1] ; 2. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[2] ; 3. 82-Kevin Knittle[4] ; 4. 316-Ben Hower[6] ; 5. 1J-J.J Butler[7] ; 6. C01-Charlie Overly[3] ; 7. OO-Brent Boehm[5]

Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[3] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[5] ; 3. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[2] ; 4. 25G-Gabe Twining[1] ; 5. 37J-Roy Miller[6] ; 6. 7D-Devin Carl[7] ; 7. O-John Sanford[4]

A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[4]; 2. 25G-Gabe Twining[12]; 3. 20K-Bill Keeler[6]; 4. 37J-Roy Miller[15]; 5. 82-Kevin Knittle[8]; 6. 316-Ben Hower[11]; 7. 60-Jerry Sawmiller[9]; 8. 23-Kenny Osborne[1]; 9. 7D-Devin Carl[18]; 10. 711-Dallas Geckle[7]; 11. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[5]; 12. O-John Sanford[21]; 13. 1W-Matt Twining[3]; 14. 01H-Randy Hamp[10]; 15. C01-Charlie Overly[17]; 16. 11-Tony Boneta[16]; 17. 8-Jammie Roop[13]; 18. 82J-Janice Hunter[19]; 19. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[2]; 20. OO-Brent Boehm[20]; 21. 1J-J.J Butler[14] Hard Charger: 37J-Roy Miller[+11]

Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (14 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 34-James Sorrell[2] ; 2. 95-David Yoder[4] ; 3. 85-Nick Glasgow[5] ; 4. X-Austin Scott[6] ; 5. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[1] ; 6. 31-Tim Ashcraft[7] ; 7. 2-Austin Eaton[3]

Heat 2 - Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 4-Terry Eaton[1] ; 2. 30-Keith Staley[2] ; 3. 82-Harvey Yoder[5] ; 4. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[3] ; 5. 27S-Cody Sanders[4] ; 6. 73-Jake Phillips[7] ; 7. 4P-Jeff Purtee[6]

A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 4-Terry Eaton[3]; 2. 82-Harvey Yoder[14]; 3. 95-David Yoder[2]; 4. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[6]; 5. 85-Nick Glasgow[5]; 6. 2-Austin Eaton[13]; 7. 27S-Cody Sanders[8]; 8. X-Austin Scott[7]; 9. 73-Jake Phillips[10]; 10. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[9]; 11. 31-Tim Ashcraft[11]; 12. 4P-Jeff Purtee[12]; 13. 34-James Sorrell[4]; 14. 30-Keith Staley[1] Hard Charger: 82-Harvey Yoder[+12]

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

 

 

Last lap pass leads Brent Beauchamp to sprint car feature win over AJ Hopkins

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – There was a mix of first time and repeat winners at Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday evening. For Steve Peeden, victory lane has become sort of old hat as he started on the pole and finished out front for his ninth win at LPS in the UMP Super Stock division. However, for several other drivers there was some genuine sense of joy as they made their first, ever trip following an A-main win. Chucky Walden recorded his first career victory in the second bomber feature of the night following Carlos Bumgardner Sr. picked up the opening bomber win of the evening. Mathis, Ill. driver Nate Zimmer hadn’t been to the Putnamville oval since the 2012 “Patriot 100” race for UMP Modifieds. However, he tuned up for this year’s edition by dominating the second half of the race for a victory over Roger Mills. Brent Beauchamp was able to make the final lead swap with two laps remaining to get past AJ Hopkins for the sprint car win on Saturday night. Jarett Andretti started on the outside of the front row and had designs on his first career win at LPS in sprint cars. In fact, Andretti was out front of a hard charging pack of drivers for the first 10 laps of the 25-circuit A-main. However, the competition was closing fast as the leaders hit lapped traffic on the eighth lap. Andretti and Beauchamp were wheel-to-wheel for the lead when the caution flew on lap 11. Beauchamp and Max McGhee were fast on Andretti’s tail tank with AJ Hopkins in the mix along with Mitch Wissmiller and Scotty Weir. A lap 15 caution re-set the field and gave Hopkins the shot that he needed. When the field went green, Hopkins had the hammer down around the top of turns one and two before Weir came to a stop in turn two. Beauchamp had snagged the lead just before the caution and held on to that advantage when the field went green once again. Hopkins rocketed into second-place on the cushion and made the pass with three laps remaining. Not to be denied however, Beauchamp came right back with a slide job for the lead that stuck as he used the cushion to stay on the throttle. From there, Beauchamp picked up the win ahead of Hopkins, Andretti, Wissmiller and McGhee. Brazil’s Nate McMillin placed sixth. Rory Riley and Zimmer stared on the front row of the UMP Modified A-main and the two battled for the point over the first couple of laps. Zimmer got by as Jay Humphrey Jr. gave chase before a spin sent him to the back of the field and brought out a caution flag. On the re-start, Zimmer had Mills to deal with for several laps after the Bloomingdale, Ind. driver advanced from a sixth-place starting spot. Zimmer would break free of the lead pack and continue to build on his advantage as Mills tried to gain ground. Behind him, Richie Lex was piloting a rocket ship in the No. 7x machine. After winning the B-main and starting 16th in the A-main, Lex wasted little time in getting to fifth by lap 10. Kenny Carmichael Jr. and Roy Bruce Jr. kept him at bay until lap 15 when Lex took over third ahead of Bruce and Cullen Goodman. Lex simply ran out of laps in his challenge for a shot at the lead as Zimmer simply had too big of an advantage at the checkered flag. Mills took second as Lex finished third ahead of Bruce and Goodman. Humphrey Jr. came all the way back up to place eighth. In the UMP Super Stock feature, the front runners remained mostly the same as they started with no drivers allowing an opening for the field to catch them up front. Peeden started and stayed out front as second-place starter James Walters went to the pits with mechanical problems. Brazil’s Larry Raines took over second and stayed there until the end to fend off Josh Boller and Kenny Carmichael Sr. Kris Starks placed fifth. Kyle Krupa had the lead early in the bomber feature as Cam Harris ran second alongside Tyler Neal followed by Ryan Freeland and Jordan Almanza. Krupa stayed out front through lap 10 despite heavy challenges from A.J. Smith, who started 10th and Bumgardner, who began the feature in sixth. Bumgardner finally made his pass for the lead on lap 11 and didn’t look back as Smith was able to edge past Krupa for the runner-up position. Harris placed fourth ahead of Neal. In the final feature of the night, Walden gained victory number one as he held off Dustin Colvin over the last half of the feature. Mark Dickerson recorded a third-place finish ahead of Donald Smiley and Larry Hutto. Next weekend will feature the 12th running of the Patriot 100 for UMP Modifieds. A 100-lap feature paying $3,000 to the winner. The MMSA Sprints will be on hand along with bombers and super stocks.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Brent Beauchamp, 2. AJ Hopkins, 3. Jarett Andretti, 4. Mitch Wissmiller, 5. Max McGhee, 6. Nate McMillin, 7. JJ Hughes, 8. Justin Owen, 9. Tyler Hewitt, 10. Lee Dakus, 11. Conner Donelson, 12. Scotty Weir, 13. Travis Welpott, 14. Tristan Maggart, 15. Dylan Shaw, 16. Chris Babcock, 17. Matt Brannin, 18. Brent Moore, 19. Troy Link, 20. Lucas Smith, 21. Scott Hampton

 

DROWN STREAKS ON AT WCS; MARTIN MASTERS SPRINT WIN; GRAND NIGHT FOR HOLMES; MARKHAM, WORKMAN, DELANEY & DAWSON COLLECT CHECKERS
Orrville, Ohio
Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Mike Swanger

Fans and drivers were in the racing mood on School Spirit night (won by Waynedale) and to see if anyone could collect the bounty on Wooster’s Doug Drown in the Lias Tire Super Late Model Main on Santmyer Oil night. Drown would be looking to sweep the Attica Raceway Park/ Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series as he would grab the lead on the opening lap from his third starting position as Ryan Markham would power past the front row starters of Lauren Longbrake and Brad Malcuit on lap two and then with several cautions flying in the early laps, stay on Drown’s rear bumper. On a lap 11 restart, Markham would slide in front of Drown in turn one and two to momentarily take the lead but another caution flag would wave before the lap could be completed to negate Markham’s move. Markham could not repeat the move on the ensuing restart as Drown was ready for him and as the race wound down, Markham was never more than 2 car lengths behind but Drown and his Hall’s Auto Sales, Nationwide Vehicle Protection and Wooster Glass #240 never slipped to record his ninth win at WCS and win all six of the ARP/WCS races plus picking up $500 for stopping the Bounty hunters. He also won the Innovative Graphics award by winning the most heat races in the Series. Larry Kingseed moved into third on lap 9 and finished out in that spot while Longbrake and Malcuit held off challenges by Mike Davis and Matt Irey to finish in that order. Heat winners were Malcuit, Drown and Markham.
It looked like it was going to be a run away win for Brad Haudenschild in the Fisher Performance Sprint feature but Lady Luck was not riding with Haudenschild on this night. He would build up more than a straightaway margin over the field as Wooster’s Broc Martin, Jimmy Colvin, Danny Mumaw and Jordan Ryan dueled for second. Mumaw would drop with mechanical problems on lap 14 as T J Michael now moved into top five contention. A lap 21 caution for Clay Riney would slow the action and during the caution, Haudenschild’s right rear tire started to lose pressure and as the green waved again, Haudenschild could not hang on to the lead as he would go to the pits with Martin inheriting the lead. Pulling away from the pack, Martin would put the Santmyer Oil, Orrville Trucking and Jim Smith Enterprises #83 into the WCS winners circle for the first time this season. Michael would outmaneuver Ryan on the last restart to take second with Shawn Hubler scoring a fourth as Nick Patterson started 15th and filled out the top five. Colvin and Haudenschild would be the heat winners. Jac Haudenschild would flip in the first heat race and did not start the feature.
The Aamco Transmission Super Stocks would chase after a $1,000 to win 20 lap main and Canton’s Paul Holmes would start on the pole with his #68 and the first half of the race would have Nick Smith hounding him. Following a lap 10 caution, Smith would drop from the field on the restart with Chase Alexander taking a short lived second place as 14th starting Tyler Thompson moved in to challenge Holmes for the top position. Tony Cline, Don Baney, Bob Daugherty and Brandon Craver were tightly bunched as they ran for top five contention. With two circuits to go, Thompson began to fade as Alexander returned to second but Holmes had pulled away to secure his second win of the year. Baney held off Daugherty for third as Cline, in his 1st race of the year, finished fifth. Smith and Alexander topped the heat races.
Rick Mardis would out race Justin Chance into turn one and take the lead of the Harriger Towing Rush Late Model main but points leader Charlie Duncan would take over the top spot on lap three as Mardis would spin on that lap to bring out the yellow. Markham would now be second and on the double file restart, heat winner Duncan elected to start to the outside and when the green flag waved, Markham squeezed into the lead and then led the rest of the way for his second win in a row and third of the season aboard the Ashland based H & T Demolition, Cool It ThermoTec and Rocket Chassis #5m. Duncan finished second as Mardis recovered for third with Chance and Hiram Bachmann rounded out the top five.
The WQKT Mini Stock feature was a physical beat and bang race that saw 1st heat winner Stephen Crowe upside down and early race leaders Chris Priebe and Jerry Adkins leaning on each other, Michael Workman, of Shreve, quietly worked his way through the field from his 9th starting position, took the lead from Adkins with five laps to go and put the JD Empire Trucking and S&M Motorsports #41w into victory circle for the sixth time in seven weeks. Adkins finished second as Greg Thompson was third followed by Nova Martin and Kevin Markey. Adkins and Thompson also picked up heat wins.
Scott Delaney started at the rear of the Flat Track Cart feature but it only took him six laps to get to the front of the field to score his sixth win of the season. Jamie Johnson, Dan Delaney, Chuck Conway and Jason King filled out the top five as Steve Reed posted the heat win.
Billy Dawson led all the laps in the heat race and the feature for his seventh Mini Wedge feature win of the year. Driving the Harriger Towing, Billy B Enterprises and Amsoil #7b, the Lakeville youngster was followed by Donnie Danley, Braxton Wilson, Logan Duncan and Brooklyn Wilson.
The Contingency Connection Awards were again handed out as nearly $100,000 of yearly awards from many national companies are given away weekly at WCS.
Next Saturday night, August 29 will be Season Championship night as all class’ will be running for double points as the points races wrap up.
Remember to check out the tracks website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS
Saturday, August 22, 2015

LIAS TIRE SUPER LATE MODELS
Heat 1 Brad Malcuit, Larry Kingseed, Matt Irey, Kirk Baker, Jerry Aber, Larry Bellman, Kyle Moore, Josh Haynes
Heat 2 Doug Drown, Cody Scott, DJ Cline, Ben Mott, Jason Hinton, Randy Davis, George Lee, Shane Campbell
Heat 3 Ryan Markham, Lauren Longbrake, Michael Davis, Vic Hottinger, Jim Nicely, Ricky Holderbaum, Rick Armstrong
Feature Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Larry Kingseed, Lauren Longbrake, Brad Malcuit, Michael Davis, Matt Irey, Kyle Moore, DJ Cline, Cody Scott, Larry Bellman, Kirk Baker, Vic Hottinger, Josh Haynes, Shane Campbell, Randy Davis, George Lee, Jim Nicely, Ricky Holderbaum, Jerry Aber, Ben Mott, Jason Hinton, Rick Armstrong dns

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS
Heat 1 Jimmy Colvin, Danny Mumaw, Broc Martin, Jordan James, Kirk Jeffries, George Prosser, Jac Haudenschild, Mitch Harble, Nick Patterson
Heat 2 Brad Haudenschild, Shawn Hubler, Jordan Ryan, Russ Sansosti, TJ Michael, Clay Riney, Shawn Minor, Aaron Fry, Troy Kingan, Pete Grove
Feature Broc Martin, TJ Michael, Jordan Ryan, Shawn Hubler, Nick Patterson, Mitch Harble, Russ Sansosti, Jimmy Colvin, Kirk Jeffries, Jordan Harble, Brad Haudenschild, Shawn Minor, Aaron Fry, Clay Riney, Danny Mumaw, Pete Grove, Jac Haudenschild dns, George Prosser dns, Troy Kingan dns


 

 

Kody Graham Dominates Final Oswego Supermodified Main Prior to Classic Weekend

OSWEGO, NY (August 23, 2015) – For the second consecutive season, Kody Graham heads into Budweiser International Classic Weekend with all the momentum, after dominating Saturday night’s 50-lap Novelis Supermodified feature event in flag to flag fashion, presented by Airgas and the Woodchuck Saloon.

Graham started on the outside pole position in the Xtreme No. 21, blasted to the early lead, and never looked back on his way to a near nine second victory over the rest of the field, completing the total 50-lap distance in only 14:32 seconds at an average speed of just under 130mph.

While official distance records have not been kept at the Speedway for several years, all indications point toward Graham’s 50-lap run as the fastest non-wing Supermodified 50-lap main in Speedway history.

The victory is Graham’s first of the 2015 season and the fourth of his still growing Supermodified resume, tying him with greats Nolan Johncock and Johnny Logan.

“The car was great in the beginning but I started picking up some sort of a vibration about halfway through” said Graham, in Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane. “I think the left front tire was about to come apart. Once I got to lapped traffic I knew I wasn’t going to be able to go to the outside, so I just waited there until someone showed me a wheel and they never did. This has been a long frustrating year and there are a lot of emotions put into it, so this feels good.”

Dave Cliff, driving the Danzer Racing back-up No. 72, started the event from pole position and put on a great drive to finish in the runner-up spot, his best career Supermodified finish.

Shaun Gosselin, Dave Gruel, and Pat Lavery finished the top five, while Dave Danzer, Bob Bond, Michael Muldoon, Otto Sitterly, and Joe Gosek sealed the top ten.

The main story heading into the evening was the Novelis Supermodified point battle between seven-time champion Sitterly and two-time Classic champion, Bond.

Sitterly entered the evening with a slim 3.5 point margin after the duo had already swapped the championship lead on four different occasions.

The drama of the continuing point battle continued early on Saturday as Sitterly surprised the crowd with what appeared to be a rare to be seen miscue while warming his car for his heat race.

Scheduled to start tail in his heat, Sitterly was swerving his car on the front stretch prior to the green flag, when the rear tires broke loose, sending Sitterly into the inside hubrail with considerable front end damage. As a result, Sitterly would not be able to take the green flag in his heat race, and was credited with 0 points.

Bond would go on to finish second in his qualifier, backing it up with a seventh place effort in the main event.

Sitterly was able to start the main event in the same No. 7 machine that he crashed prior to his heat race, ending the main in ninth position from last on the grid.

With Sitterly’s issues, Bond retakes the point lead by 12.5 points heading into the season finale Fall Championship 75 on Saturday, September 19.

Cliff and Graham brought the 21-car Novelis Supermodified field to the Cam’s Pizzeria green flag with Graham darting to the point.

It was clear early on that Graham had the car to beat, immediately pressing to a half straight lead on Cliff and Gosselin out front.

All eyes were further back in the field, keeping tabs on Sitterly who was quickly beginning a run on the field.

By lap four, Sitterly was making three-wide attempts, working by both Brandon Bellinger and Keith Shampine to find his way to the 13th position and just two laps later he then moved low on Tim Snyder for 12th down the back straight.

By lap 12 Graham had mounted a full straight away lead on a hard charging Cliff, who had built a good bit of distance between himself and third place running Gosselin.

Sitterly meanwhile was now engaged in a battle with 11th place running Jeff Abold.

Sitterly first dove under Abold in turn one, but overshot the corner allowing Abold to work back by. Three laps later Sitterly again pulled the same move out of turn four, this time making it stick, riding just one position outside the top ten, after starting 21st.

As the race hit the halfway point Graham had now built a half track lead and Sitterly was now applying pressure to Michael Barnes. Sitterly was able to roll by Barnes on the high side into turn three and only six laps later slid under Gosek for ninth in turn three.

Hungry for more, Sitterly could now see point rival Bond in seventh, but his tear through the field would be halted as he drove in behind a fast paced Muldoon for the eighth position.

Out front, most may have mistaken Graham as a lapped car himself, he was so far in front of the field. But indeed, Graham was the race leader having caught all the way up to the long lead pack in just 36-laps.

From there Graham put the No. 21 in cruise control, leading all the way to the finish for win number one of 2015.

Cliff, who announced on the podium that he will be driving the Danzer No. 72 in the Budweiser International Classic 200, was more than pleased.

“I have to thank Craig and Dave Danzer for giving me this opportunity,” said Cliff. “It is a great racecar. We are still getting comfortable in it. I had to wear a knee pad tonight, it is pretty tight in there, but we will only get better. Barring anything unforeseen, we will be driving this car Classic Weekend.”

Gosselin, who has had a tough go at the Speedway the last two years, took third.

“The last two years have been awful,” said Gosselin. “So when you can finish on the podium it feels really good. I think the car is just about right for Classic so hopefully we can put another good run together.”

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race victories went to Gruel, Graham, and Gosselin.

The Radical Race Gear Lap Leader was Graham, while the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer Award went to Cliff, and the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger to Sitterly.

Racing at Oswego Speedway continues on Labor Day Weekend with Budweiser International Classic Weekend, September 4-6.

Fast 14 Novelis Supermodified time trials will take place on Friday, September 4 at 6pm, with the Budweiser International Classic 200 taking center stage on Sunday, September 6 at Noon.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20's presented by Airgas and the Woodchuck Saloon

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodified Feature (50-laps): 1. 21 - Kody Graham, 2. 72 - Dave Cliff, 3. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 4. 50 - Dave Gruel, 5. 22 - Pat Lavery, 6. 52 - Dave Danzer, 7. 47 - Bob Bond, 8. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 9. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 10. 00 - Joe Gosek, 11. 05 - Jeff Abold, 12. 68 - Michael Barnes, 13. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 14. 11 - Aric Iosue, 15. 55 - Keith Shampine, 16. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 17. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr., 18. 0 - Tim Snyder, 19. 94 - Logan Rayvals, 20. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 21. 5 - Tim Devendorf

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #21 - Kody Graham

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #72 - Dave Cliff

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #7 - Otto Sitterly

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 50 - Dave Gruel, 2. 72 - Dave Cliff, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 6. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 7. 7 - Otto Sitterly

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 21 - Kody Graham, 2. 22 - Pat Lavery, 3. 52 - Dave Danzer, 4. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 5. 05 - Jeff Abold, 6. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr., 7. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 2. 47 - Bob Bond, 3. 0 - Tim Snyder, 4. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 5. 55 - Keith Shampine, 6. 11 - Aric Iosue, 7. 94 - Logan Rayvals

 

 

RJ Johnson Wins Freedom Tour Finale at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 22, 2015) – Reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion R.J. Johnson of Laveen, AZ, put the wraps on the Third Annual “Freedom Tour” by winning Saturday night’s 30-lap main event atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While Johnson held off Ryan Bernal and Charles Davis, Jr., for the $2,500 payday, other winners on the night included Brendon Gemmill in IMCA Modifieds, Marlin Hogie in IMCA Stock Cars and Matt O’Hair in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

With his triumph, Johnson became the fourth different winner in as many rounds of USAC Southwest “Freedom Tour” action after Charles Davis, Jr., Blake Hahn and Mike Martin topped the opening three legs.

“We’ve struggled so bad all week long that we finally broke out the backup car tonight,” Johnson said in victory lane. “If you ask me, I think the backup car is pretty damn good.”

After topping the third and final heat race after Stevie Sussex and Martin won the first pair of heats, Johnson gridded the field outside the second row with Davis, Jr., and McQueen leading the way to the green flag.

Looking for his second win of the week, Davis, Jr., gunned into the early lead Shon Deskins and Johnson making their way past McQueen for second and third, respectively, on a lap three restart following Michael Bonneau’s turn two flip.

With Davis, Jr., working the top side of the track in the Massey Motorsports No. 50, Johnson began working the low side and was making progress in short order. Johnson surged past Deskins for second on the eighth round and then raced past Davis, Jr., for the lead three laps later.

As the lead pack fought for space on the bottom, Ryan Bernal worked his way up to third by the 12th circuit after making a quick rush from 12th to fifth in the opening handful of circuits.

When Davis, Jr., drove too hard into turn three on the 16th round, Bernal took quick advantage and moved into second. Bernal kept the pressure on Johnson the rest of the way, making one final bid off the final pair of corners only to come up short at the line.

“I wasn’t sure if we were gonna win one this year,” Johnson said after the triumph aboard the Ford-powered Kodiak Products No. 77m Sherman. “Last year we won the opener, so I’m glad we could close it out this year.”

Bernal settled for second in the Tri-L Mandarin Ranch No. 56 with Davis, Jr., crossing the stripe in third. Martin and Deskins rounded out the top five.

After the initial start of the feature was waved off, Jeremy Huish got into the turn three and four wall and flipped after Michael Bonneau spun on the low side.

Patrick Stasa was transported after taking a hard ride entering turn one on the third lap of the second heat.

Next up at Dodge City Raceway Park is the Second Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event featuring a $1,000 winner’s share for the IMCA Sport Modifieds next Saturday night, August 29, with the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks in action as well.

Dodge City Raceway Park – August 22 Results:

Fourth Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour”:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 21az-Stevie Sussex (2), 2. 7-Shannon McQueen (3), 3. 29-Michael Bonneau (1), 4. 13-Dennis Gile (4), 5. 17w-Harli White (5), 6. 22-Koby Barksdale (6), 7. 88j-Jeremy Huish (7).

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin (2), 2. 20-Shon Deskins (4), 3. 5-Tye Mihocko (1), 4. 78-Chris Bonneau (5), 5. E85-Ray Seemann (3), 6. 19-Patrick Stasa (6).

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson (2), 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (3), 3. 74x-Josh Hodges (5), 4. 56-Ryan Bernal (4), 5. 15-Gavin Stout (1), 6. 24-Layne Himebaugh (6).

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson (4), 2. 56-Ryan Bernal (12), 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (1), 4. 16-Mike Martin (5), 5. 20-Shon Deskins (3), 6. 74x-Josh Hodges (7), 7. 7-Shannon McQueen (2), 8. 78-Chris Bonneau (8), 9. 17w-Harli White (13), 10. 24-Layne Himebaugh (17), 11. E85-Ray Seemann (14), 12. 5-Tye Mihocko (10), 13. 15-Gavin Stout (15), 14. 22-Koby Barksdale (16), 15. 13-Dennis Gile (11), 16. 21az-Stevie Sussex (6), 17. 29-Michael Bonneau (9), 18. 88j-Jeremy Huish (18). DNS: 19-Patrick Stasa.

Lap Leaders: Charles Davis, Jr. 1-10, R.J. Johnson 11-30.

 

 

Kekich Best on Auto Racers for Kids Night at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (August 22, 2015): Adam Kekich raced to victory in the 410 Sprint Cars in the Auto Racers for Kids Charity event held at Mercer Raceway Park. All proceeds from this program benefit disadvantaged youth in Northwestern Pennsylvania. The designated charity for this area is the Children's Aid Society of Mercer County. Kekich benefited when Jack Sodeman, Jr. retired while the field was under a red flag on lap three. But, once out front, there was no denying the third generation driver from nearby Hermitage, PA.

Joining Kekich (4 Your Car Connection/World of Wheels 410 Sprint Cars) in victory lane were Tommy Kristyak (Approved Toilet Rental 358 Modifieds),Darrin Gallagher (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), Tim Burns (Precise Racing Products Stock Cars), Tim Callahan (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks), Mark Marcucci (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites).

"We got a win right off the bat there, then we kinda struggled through the year," said the happy winner, Adam Kekich."We finally got things figured out," he added. "As soon as they dropped the green, I ripped around the top of one and two and passed a couple of cars, and I knew we were good and I knew that's where I wanted to be. We actually started reeling in Sodeman, and I actualy thought that I had a chance to race him for the win, and when he dropped out, my stomach just dropped but I got real excited and I just knew that it was my race to lose and I just couldn't give up."

Second place runner Dan Kuriger had a battle all race long with Carl Bowser before seizing the advantage on lap 23. "Adam was really fast around the top down here (pointing to turn four) and my car wasn't sticking down there on the top, but there was no catching Adam, he was gone." Bowser concurred. "I was hoping for lapped traffic to maybe get a chance at him, but he made his way right through it, and once I got by them, I couldn't even see him."

Carl Bowser jumped out front at the drop of the green, but it was Jack Sodeman, Jr. who rode the cushion between turns one and two to take the lead away on the opening lap of the feature event. Sodeman's attempt at a second Auto Racers for Kids crown came to an end when his car was pushed back to the pits while the field was stopped due to the flip by Dennis Wagner. Wagner was unhurt, but he walked back to the pits dejectedly.

Sodeman's misfortune put Kekich on the point for the restart, with Bowser and Dan Kuriger in row two of the Delaware double file system. Bowser tried to get a run off the top of turn four on the restart, but Kekich was not shaken by the maneuver. He entered turn one with an advantage that continued to grow until the race was halted briefly on lap 8 due to a spin by John McCracken, Jr.

Bowser tried the same move on the restart, but once again Kekich powered into the first turn with the lead. Kekich led the remaining laps without interruption. Bowser held second, but Kuriger pressured him over the second half of the contest. Kuriger was able to drive past Bowser coming through turns one and two with 23 laps completed. While they were fighting for second, A.J. Flick and Jimmy Seger were battling for fifth, behind Brandon Matus

At the checkers, it was Kekich by nearly six seconds over Kuriger for his second triumph in the 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels Sprint Cars. Bowser led Brandon Matus and Flick across the line. Sixth went to Seger, Andy McKisson was seventh. Michael Bauer, Brandon Spithaler, and Arnie Kent rounded out the top ten.

Heat wins went to Kekich and Bauer. The Dash had the six fastest qualifiers go head to head for the front three rows, and Bowser came out on top. The evening's fastest qualifier, Eric Williams dropped out of that event due to a malfunction in the rear end, and he was unable to get the start in the feature event. There was no B Main.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified go, Sid Unverzagt, Jr. led Kyle Fink on the opening lap. on the second round, Jimmy Holden, who was running third at the time, spun in the second corner, collecting Tommy Kristyak, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Lonny Riggs, and Shayne Izzo. All but Holden were able to continue, which was surprising becasue Kristyak did get airborne in the incident.

Fink was able to blast ahead of Unverzagt when the the green flag waived. Fink led until lap sixteen, when he jumped the cushion in turn two. Fink tried to keep the car moving, but the damage was too severe, and he came to a halt in the second corner the next time around.

Kristyak and Riggs were in front on the restart, and they stayed put for the remaining two laps. Unverzagt posted his best finish at the Park, third. Jeff Schaffer, Jr. did likewise, crossing in fourth. Kevin Green was fifth. Brian Schaffer, Kyle Holden, Rich Whitney, Izzo, and Cody Cooper completed the top ten.

Riggs and Jimmy Holden scored in the preliminaries. There was no B Main.

Darin Gallagher romped to his second win of the season at Mercer Raceway Park in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Cody Bova raced home in second, with a ringer, Brandon Matus, taking the third spot. Evan Kornbau placed fourth, with Darren Pifer in fifth. Andy Priest, George Hobaugh, Jr., George Englert, Mike Marano, II, and Alex Paden completed the top ten. The heat winners were Priest and Bova. There was no B Main.

Tim Burns led wire to wire to take the Precise Racing Products Stock Car feature. Former champion Rusty Moore returned to the track for second, ahead of Bobby Heim, Bob McCann, and Bob Schwartzmiller. WIlliam Hurrelbrink, Brent Johnson, Terry Wheeler, Charlie Baptiste, and Dennis Clark completed the top ten. Burns and Johnson took the qualifiers. There was no B Main.

Trooper Tim Callahan claimed the victory in the Mini Stocks presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Steve Longwell, Sr., Ed Haylett, and Karlee Longwell completed the top five. Sixth went to Davey Cox, Shane Shook got seventh, Josh Ehrenberg eighth, John Shannon ninth, and James Tasker tenth. The heat winners were Callahan and Shook. There was no B Main.

Mark Marcucci prevailed in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Kacy Campbell was next, with Doug Jones, Levi Spinnewebber, and Bill Stavason third through fifth. The next five across were Josh Christopher, Keith Smith, Jacob Bova, Shane Webb, and Dusty Frantz. The heats belonged to Smith and Jones. There was no B Main.

Next week, Mercer Raceway Park will crown its champions. Double points will be on the line on Meet your Heroes Night, presented by Herr's, the official snack food of Mercer Raceway Park.

4 Your Car Connection/World of Wheels 410 Sprint Cars: Adam Kekich, Dan Kuriger, Carl Bowser, Brandon Matus, A.J. Flick, Jimmy Seger, Andy McKisson, Michael Bauer, Brandon Spithaler, Arnie Kent, Gale Ruth, Jr., Brent Matus, Scott Priester, Jimmy Morris, Andy Feil, Alex Paden, Eric L. Williams, John McCracken, Jr., Michael Flynn, Jack Sodeman, jr., Dennis Wagner.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Tommy Kristyak, Lonny Riggs, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Kevin Green, Brian Schaffer, Kyle Holden, Rich Whitney, Shayne Izzo, Cody Cooper, Kyle Fink, Jimmy Holden.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Darin Gallagher, Cody Bova, Brandon Matus, Evan Kornbau, Darren Pifer, Andy Priest, George Hobaugh, Jr., George Englert, Mike Marano, II, Alex Paden, Devin Litwiler, Joe McEwen, Ken Rossey, Bobby Siegel, Andrew Fescemyer, Bob McMillin.

Precise Racing Products Stock Carsurns, Rusty Moore, Bobby Heim, Bob McCann, Bob Schwartzmiller, WIlliam Hurrelbrink, Brent Johnson, Terry Wheeler, Charlie Baptiste, Dennis Clark, Curtis J Bish.

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Tim Callahan, Steve Longwell, Sr., Ed Haylett, Karlee Longwell, Davey Cox, Shane Shook, Josh Ehrenberg, John Shannon, James Tasker, Matt Pegher (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Mark Marcucci, Kacy Campbell, Doug Jones, Levi Spinnewebber, Bill Stavason, Josh Christopher, Keith Smith, Jacob Bova, Shane Webb, Dusty Frantz, Cole Petrelle (DNS).

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20's presented by Airgas and the Woodchuck Saloon

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodified Feature (50-laps): 1. 21 - Kody Graham, 2. 72 - Dave Cliff, 3. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 4. 50 - Dave Gruel, 5. 22 - Pat Lavery, 6. 52 - Dave Danzer, 7. 47 - Bob Bond, 8. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 9. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 10. 00 - Joe Gosek, 11. 05 - Jeff Abold, 12. 68 - Michael Barnes, 13. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 14. 11 - Aric Iosue, 15. 55 - Keith Shampine, 16. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 17. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr., 18. 0 - Tim Snyder, 19. 94 - Logan Rayvals, 20. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 21. 5 - Tim Devendorf

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #21 - Kody Graham

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #72 - Dave Cliff

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #7 - Otto Sitterly

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 50 - Dave Gruel, 2. 72 - Dave Cliff, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 6. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 7. 7 - Otto Sitterly

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 21 - Kody Graham, 2. 22 - Pat Lavery, 3. 52 - Dave Danzer, 4. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 5. 05 - Jeff Abold, 6. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr., 7. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 2. 47 - Bob Bond, 3. 0 - Tim Snyder, 4. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 5. 55 - Keith Shampine, 6. 11 - Aric Iosue, 7. 94 - Logan Rayvals

Pathfinder Bank SBS

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

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #76 - Rob Pullen

Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer: #87 - Matt Magner

White's Car Care 4th Place: #50 - Dave Cliff

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #1 - Anthony Losurdo

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #22 - Mike Bruce

Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin #2 (20-laps): 1. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 2. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 3. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 4. 13 - Russ Brown, 5. 74 - Mike Bond, 6. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 7. 54 - Camden Proud, 8. 76 - Rob Pullen, 9. 24 - AJ Bernys, 10. 98 - Jason Simmons, 11. 50 - Dave Cliff, 12. 14 - Alex McRae, 13. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 14. 9 - Jack Patrick, 15. 99 - Dennis Ruppert, 16. 97 - Jeremy Pitcher, 17. 15 - Dalton Doyle, 18. 22 - Mike Bruce, 19. 93 - JJ Andrews, 20. 87 - Matt Magner

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #13 - Russ Brown

Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer: #54 - Camden Proud

White's Car Care 4th Place: #13 - Russ Brown

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #1 - Anthony Losurdo

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #97 - Jeremy Pitcher

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 97 - Jeremy Pitcher, 2. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 3. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 4. 50 - Dave Cliff, 5. 54 - Camden Proud, 6. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 7. 76 - Rob Pullen, 8. 90 - Greg O'Connor

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 74 - Mike Bond, 2. 98 - Jason simmons, 3. 22 - Mike Bruce, 4. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 5. 24 - AJ Bernys, 6. 14 - Alex McRae, 7. 01 - Dalton Doyle

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 2. 93 - JJ Andrews, 3. 87 - Matt Magner, 4. 9 - Jack Patrick, 5. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 6. 13 - Russ Brown, 7. 15 - James Babcock

 

 

Swartzlander, Bowser, Lux & Kelley win, Ferree clinches sixth crown

Sarver, PA (August 22, 2015) On another beautiful Friday evening at the Lernerville Speedway, Brian Swartzlander and Joe Kelley each padded their career leading win totals in their respective divisions, while Carl Bowser cruised to his fifth victory of the season in the Sprint Cars. A new winner emerged in the Super Late Models, as Matt Lux held off all challengers in the Jim Detman #111.

DIEHL Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Northeast Modifieds

Garrett Krummert and Rick Regalski paced the 15-car field to the green in the evening's first feature. Krummert grabbed the early lead with Regalski taking second. Third starting Steve Feder found misfortune on lap three as he slid high off turns one & two while pressuring Regalski for second, and would eventually fall to the back of the field.

The first caution flew on lap five for Rodney Beltz stopping on the backstretch. Krummert once again showed the way on the restart. Brian Swartzlander proved strong on the outside as he made his way into second around Regalski, and then began putting heat on Krummert for the lead in the following laps. On lap nine, Swartzlander used the momentum off the top side to overtake Krummert down the backstretch.

Last week's winner Mat Williamson was on the move as he challenged Reglaski for third, but was unable to make the pass for several laps. By lap 12, ninth starting Rex King Jr. entered the battle for third and quickly dispatched both Regalski and Williamson for the position.

Up front, Swartzlander continued to ride the cushion to hold the advantage over Krummert, while King Jr. began to close on both. Jeff Miller went up in smoke on lap 15 to bring out the second caution of the feature. During this caution, fourth running Williamson went pitside with ignition issues, ending his season-long streak of podium finishes.

Swartzlander chose the outside on the lap 15 restart and would remain in front. The outside proved to be the fastest way around the action track, as both Krummert and King Jr. attempted to make things happen to his inside, but to no avail.

In the closing laps, Swartzlander distanced himself from the field, while the battle headed up for second between King Jr. and Krummert. On the final lap, King Jr. made his way around Krummert to come home second.

Swartzlander's victory snapped a streak of mechanical failures for the Leechburg driver, as it was his first win since June 5th, but his third of the season and 90th of his Hall of Fame career.

Top 10:

1. Brian Swartzlander

2. Rex King Jr.

3.Garrett Krummert

4. Rick Regalski

5. Kevin Bolland

6. Rex King Sr.

7. Jeremiah Shingledecker

8. Shawn Fleeger

9. Steve Feder

10. Carl Murdick

Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints

Carl Bowser, a four-time winner this season, drew the pole for the 25-lap event. Bowser went right to the cushion and blasted to the lead ahead of Ralph Spithaler and Brandon Matus. The field quickly began to string out, with the top five of Bowser, Spithaler, Matus, Eric Williams and last week's winner Jack Sodeman Jr. all running the same line on the cushion.

The pace was slowed on lap seven as Cody Bova spun to the inside off turn four. Bowser once again raced out to the lead on the restart, while Matus overtook Spithaler for second and Sodeman dispatched Williams for fourth.

Matus was able to keep pace with Bowser, but once again the top five all were running the same outer groove. Another caution on lap 14 for Bova once again bunched the field up.

Bowser held the advantage once again with a very good restart, which allowed no opportunity for Matus to pull a slide job. Sodeman did pull a slider to take third from Spithaler. From there, Bowser remained in command and road the cushion to a convincing victory. Matus, Sodeman, Spithaler and Williams completed the top five. Bowser�s fifth win of the season, ties him with Mat Williamson and Corey McPherson atop the Fueled by Turner�s Leaderboard for a $1,000 bonus with just a single night of Fab Four Racing remaining on the 2015 schedule. The 19th win of his career pulled Bowser into a three-way tie with Lernerville Hall of famers Mark Cassella and Ted Wise.

Top 10:

1. Carl Bowser

2. Brandon Matus

3. Jack Sodeman Jr.

4. Ralph Spithaler

5. Eric Williams

6. AJ Flick

7. Brandon Spithaler

8. Brent Matus

9. Sye Lynch

10. Bill Kiley

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models

Matt Lux had only driven the Jim Detman #111 on a handful of nights this season. Stepping in for Brian Swartzlander in the middle of the season, the 'Franklin Flyer' scored his first victory of the season and the first ever for the #111 machine.

Kenny Schaltenbrand and Tony Burke paced the field to green, but it was third starting Lux who raced to the lap one lead. A pair of early yellows slowed the pace on laps two and four. Lux looked particularly strong on both restarts, as he held the point over Michael Norris. Tenth starting Alex Ferree made his way past Schaltenbrand for third by lap seven and quickly closed on the lead duo of Lux and Norris.

By lap 11, Lux was managing lap traffic has he continued to hold off both Norris and Ferree. A caution on lap 17 proved to be a major factor in the outcome of the race. Lux chose the outside on the restart and once again pulled away running the cushion. A new challenger was present now, though, as Mike Pegher Jr. followed Lux right into second around both Ferree and Norris.

In the closing stages, Lux continued to stretch his lead en route to a convincing victory over Pegher, who managed to fend off challenges from Ferree to take the runner up spot. Norris settled for fourth, while Andrew Wylie rounded out the top five.

Alex Ferree wrapped up his third straight points title and sixth overall, tying him with Bob Wearing Sr. for the most all time in the division.

Top 10:

1. Matt Lux

2. Mike Pegher Jr.

3. Alex Ferree

4. Michael Norris

5. Andrew Wylie

6. Gary Lyle

7. Tony Burke

8. Dan Swartzlander

9. Sam Eichelberger

10. Herman Bertolini

 

 

Justin Sanders leads flag-to-flag for his record eighth Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo victory of the season

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – August 21, 2015…Lining-up from the front row on Friday night current Ocean Sprints point leader Justin Sanders showed once again that he’s the man to beat at the quarter-mile, by leading all 30-laps to score his eighth Taco Bravo victory of the year.

The triumph made Sanders the all-time winningest driver in one season with the Ocean Sprints, breaking the record Brent Kaeding had held for eight-years. It also extended his lead atop the standings to a staggering 114-points with just two events remaining this year. The 22-year-old has won four of the last five events aboard his North County Plastering/ Fire Protection Management No. 17 Sprinter.

“Wow this is so awesome that I don’t even really know what to say,” said a very happy & excited Sanders on the front stretch. “To get our eighth win and break the single-season record is pretty incredible. We’ve had a great year, but I never could have imagined a season like we’ve had so far in this 17 car. I can’t thank all our sponsors enough and everyone that helps out on this team. The car was really good tonight and hopefully we can come back next week in the Warrington 18 and have the same kind of speed.”

Early on in the feature Sanders felt pressure from Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, who put together his best night of the 2015 campaign. The veteran driver captured the night’s Dash and stalked Sanders through traffic during the early stages, before bringing home a season-best runner up finish at the conclusion.

“This was a great night for us and I’m definitely happy to be standing up here on the podium tonight,” Nelson commented. “To finish second to someone that’s had a year like Justin has had is nothing to be ashamed of. I want to thank everyone that came out tonight and give a big thanks to all my sponsors & supporters. We couldn’t do this without all of them. We’ve had the car rolling well lately and I’m looking forward to the Johnny Key Classic next week. Hope all the fans come back as well. It’s going to be a great show.”

Campbell’s Bud Kaeding made a late surge to round out the podium, as he gears up for the 55th Johnny Key Classic next week. The 1996 winner of the event set fast time to begin the night and battled with youngsters Kyler Shaw & Ryan Robinson over much of the feature.

“We definitely wanted to get locked-in tonight, but everyone has been chasing that 17 car all year,” Kaeding said. “Justin Sanders has been the man to beat and they’ve been on a roll this season. We will come back next week and try to get a little better in the feature to have something for him. 50-laps definitely changes the ballgame, so you never know what will happen. The track should slick up a little more and we’ll have some slide jobs to give the fans a show. We’ll see everyone next week.”

Kyler Shaw came home in fourth to continue his solid summer of racing with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, while 14-year-old Ryan Robinson earned his career best finish at the track by rounding out the top-five. Robinson spent time racing with Nelson for second late in the going and looked very impressive once again. The son of former Civil War champion David Robinson Jr. is certainly one of the rising stars in the state and someone to keep an eye on.

The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Brad Furr, Jerry Bonnema, Mitchell Faccinto, Koen Shaw and Kalib Henry. Henry, who is the 15-year-old son of another former Civil War Series champion Mike Henry, was making his debut in a Winged Sprint Car. Like Robinson, Henry has also cut his teeth racing in an Outlaw Kart throughout Northern California. Jeremy Chisum came from 20th to 11th earning the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award, while his brother Jason received the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award for his flip in the A-main.

As noted Kurt Nelson won the dash, while the three eight-lap heat races were picked off by Nelson, Tony Gualda and Jerry Bonnema. Bud Kaeding’s lap of 11.785 was good enough to give him his first Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award of the season.

A-main finish: #17 Justin Sanders, #72W Kurt Nelson, #0 Bud Kaeding, #92 Kyler Shaw, #1R Ryan Robinson, #2 Brad Furr, #58 Jerry Bonnema, #37 Mitchell Faccinto, #88 Koen Shaw, #56K Kalib Henry, #8 Jermey Chisum, #83 Austin Liggett, #12 Scott Parker, #55 Danny Malfatti, #9J Dustin Golobic, #7 Nick Ringo Jr, #10 Anthony Simone, #34 Darrell Taylor, #3T Nicholas Ringo, #25Z Jason Chisum, #99 Tony Gualda, #17S Eric Rossi

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will now get ready for the 55th running of the Johnny Key Classic next Saturday August 29. It will also be the second & final appearance of the season by the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, in what is sure to be a huge night of racing. With Justin Sanders winning on Friday that means there will be just five drivers locked into the dash, which sets the first five starting spots in the 50-lap feature.

The drivers locked into the dash are Sanders, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Chico’s Jonathan Allard, Elk Grove’s Greg Decaires and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg. This means that the sixth starting spot will be available to the driver who sets fast time among the cars not already locked-in and transfers through their heat.

The front gate will open at 3:30pm next Saturday August 29, with the drivers meeting scheduled for 3:45pm. Please note the early start time like usual on Saturday events at the track. The pit gate will open at 1pm.

Ocean Speedway & Taco Bravo will be hosting a Johnny Key Classic Pre-Party at the Taco Bravo located at 1950 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA from 5pm to 8:30pm on Friday August 28, 2015. All pre-qualified cars and other teams are welcome to come and display their race cars at the event. Help us sell 3055 Taco’s. Tickets for Saturday will also be available at the party.

 

 

Jerrod Hull Opens Sprint Invaders Nationals Weekend With A Win At Donnellson

Donnellson, Iowa (8/21/15) – It took three attempts at a start for the 25-lap main event and on that third try Jerrod Hull moved quickly from third to first and was never headed as the Sikeston, Missouri, driver opened the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Nationals weekend with a win at the Lee County Speedway Friday night.

Bobby Mincer and Randy Martin would bring the twenty car starting field to green, but the caution would be needed soon after as Donnie Steward and Chris Martin tangled in turn two. On the second try at a start the fourth and sixth starters Jamie Ball and Tony Shilling collided at the top of turn one and wound up against the guardrail. While Ball would be able to restart at the rear the current Sprint Invaders point leader, Shilling, would be finished for the evening.

On both of those aborted starts Mincer had taken the lead as the field raced off of turn two, but on the third try as Mincer slid up to the cushion exiting turn two, third-starting Jerrod Hull would drive to the bottom to take the lead down the back straightaway and he would lead lap one. As Hull pulled away the racing for position behind him heated up on the well-prepared surface that allowed for two and three-wide action. Jake Blackhurst had started seventh and he was making his way toward the front and further back it was John Schulz who was making a big move all the way from row nine.

With nine laps remaining Josh Schneiderman clipped one of the track tires marking the inside of turn four and the damage sent him up the track and into the wall at the start of the front stretch. The caution would wipe out a full straightaway lead for Hull and on the restart Blackhurst would make a run at Mincer for second. As the two drivers swapped the runner-up position three times in one lap, Hull once again pulled away to a comfortable lead before the red flag waved on lap twenty-one.

The sixth-place car of Jon Agan jumped what was left of the cushion in turn two tagging the guardrail and going for a tumble. The defending Sprint Invaders series champion climbed from the car uninjured, but very disappointed at missing out on an opportunity to take the 2015 points lead away from Shilling.

On the restart Blackhurst was slow to come up to speed and he would give up a couple of positions as Hull closed the deal with a convincing wire-to-wire victory, his second this season after winning the opener at 34 Raceway in April and the 17th Sprint Invaders win of his career. Mincer, making his first appearance of a season where he has concentrated on his 410 schedule, would take the runner-up honors while Randy Martin ran a solid race in third. John Schulz was the Hard Charger of the night coming from seventeenth to finish fourth while Blackhurst would hold on for fifth.

Twenty-five drivers checked in for the opener of the tripleheader that now moves to 34 Raceway in Burlington on Saturday night before closing out the weekend at the Quincy Raceways on Sunday night.

Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Results

A-Main (started) – 1. Jerrod Hull, Sikeston MO (3) 2. Bobby Mincer, Burlington (1) 3. Randy Martin, California MO (2) 4. John Schulz, West Burlington (17) 5. Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City IL (7) 6. Nate Van Haaften, Otley (5) 7. Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill (16) 8. Jamie Ball, Knoxville (4) 9. Harold Pohren, Lowell (11) 10. Chris Martin, Ankeny (15) 11. Mark Tischer, Hannibal MO (19) 12. Dave Getchell, Sperry (20) 13. Jacob Glasgow, West Burlington (10) 14. Jon Agan, Knoxville (8) 15. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington (9) 16. Jerrod Schneiderman, West Burlington (12) 17. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis (18) 18. Tony Shilling, Knoxville (6) 19. Chase Wanner, Agency (14) 20. Donnie Steward, Burlington (13)

Lap Leaders: Hull 1-25 Hard Charger: Schulz +13

B-Main – 1. Hall 2. Schulz 3. Jamison 4. Tischer 5. Getchell 6. Tim Moore, Rock Island IL 7. Justin Bucholz, Davenport 8. Kelly Graham, Agency 9. Mike Trent, Rocheport MO DNS: Dave Keperling, Hannibal MO

Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants Heat One – 1. Ball 2. Van Haaften 3. Blackhurst 4. Glasgow 5. Steward 6. Hall 7. Jamison 8. Schulz 9. Getchell

Budwesier King of Beers Heat Two – 1. Shilling 2. Hull 3. Agan 4. Pohren 5. Wanner 6. Trent 7. Bucholz DNS: Keperling

Heat Three – 1 Mincer 2. Martin 3. Josh Schneiderman 4. Jerrod Schneiderman 5. Martin 6. Tischer 7. Moore 8. Graham

Randall’s Performance Shake-Up Dash – 1. Shilling 2. Mincer 3. Martin 4. Hull 5. Ball 6. Van Haaften

Contingencies:

Pyrotec – Ryan Jamison Saldana – Harold Pohren

Next Events:

Saturday, August 22nd, 34 Raceway, Burlington IA Sunday, August 23rd, Quincy Raceways, Quincy IL.

 

 

Daum & Miller Clean House at Lincoln Speedway Friday, August 21st

Lincoln, IL - Zach Daum of Pocahontas, Illinois "Dauminated" the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature, showing that the two-time POWRi champion has recovered from the vicious Australian wreck that sidelined him for a majority of the 2015 season, and is on track to return to this winning ways. Joe B. Miller of Millersville, Missouri led all 20 laps of the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series feature, cruising to his 17th career victory.

At the drop of the green flag, pole sitter Zach Daum throttled the Daum Crop Insurance, Toyota-powered Eagle into the early lead holding point over Darren Hagen and Garrett Aitken for lap one. As Daum slowly stretched out his lead, Andrew Felker would apply pressure on Aitken for third. With five laps down, Justin Dickerson would bring out the caution as his looped machine sat in the middle of turns one and two.

Coming back to green, Daum would power off on the start as Hagen worked to stay within striking distance. Six laps later, the caution would fly for Thomas Messeraul as the 5ive-6ix, Inc. Esslinger-powered Triple-X Chassis would slow exiting turn two while running in the fifth position. Lined back up, Daum would power back into the lead as Hagen scrambled to keep up, while Austin Brown, Spencer Bayston, Tyler Thomas and Tucker Klaasmeyer battled for position.

Almost out of the middle of nowhere, Thomas would throw a massive slide job on Brown, making the battle for positions fourth through seventh even tighter. As cars battled to break into the top five, Hagen looked to have found some magic and started to reel in Daum. It wouldn't be until after the duo made it through some lap traffic that Hagen made his move. Entering turn three, Hagen would charge to the bottom and throw a massive slide job for the lead on Daum, only for Daum to repel exiting four and take off with a vengeance.

Stretching out his lead for the remainder of the race, Daum would go unchallenged to the checkered flag. Hagen would bring the Austin Brown, Esslinger-powered BOSS Chassis home in second, while Andrew Felker completed the podium in the Sixty-Six Truck and Foreign Salvage, Stanton SR-11-powered BOSS Chassis. Tucker Klaasmeyer brought home fourth, while Tyler Thomas rounded out the top five.

"We went 90 days there and didn't race and had a messed up head and a broken collar bone and that took a while to heal," stated Daum. "That kinda weighs on you as a driver to watch other people go out and win and race. Toyota stood behind us and they never once said anything bad. To finally get a win for them this year, we needed a win."

"Congratulations to their team," Hagen said. "What a great guy to race with week in and week out. Without all of the fans and our sponsors, we wouldn't be here."

"It was disappointing," said Felker. "We couldn't even see the leaders tonight, so we definitely struggled and we have to step up our game. Zach's back and he's definitely showing why he's a two-time champion. Hopefully we can get our things together tomorrow night at Macon. We were pretty good last time we were there so hopefully we can rebound with that."

Joe B. Miller of Millersville, Missouri started on the pole, sharing the front row with Zac Taylor of Washington, Indiana. Leading every lap on the way to his third POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series win of 2015, Miller would power off immediately at the drop of the green and never look back. Even with Nathan Benson's tenth to second place run, Benson never came close enough to put serious pressure on Miller. Jeremy Camp brought home fourth from 17th and Tucker Klaasmeyer took fifth.

"I was a little skeptical on our tire decision when we first came out," Miller said. "The track had a lot more moisture on the bottom, but it slicked off and worked out as planned. I wish we could run all the POWRi races, but we got a few some sprint car races, so we will just run when we can." "That's a credit to Schure Built Suspension," stated Benson. "We talked today and he gave me a couple ideas so we hooked up a few more shock cables in the car and thought we would try it near the end. But we dug ourselves in the hole in the heat and Joe B. didn't'. So hat's off to him, he earned it."

"It wasn't too bad," said Taylor. "We have some new horsepower in the car and a huge thank you to Bob Mosley at MoMo's and Tim Engler, we got this motor dialed in. Now we just got to perfect the setup. Big thanks to Runaway Chassis, Gary Doemelt, Clay Doemelt, and big thanks to Cole Chumbley coming here and wrenching on the car."

Midgets Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 5D - Zach Daum, Heat 2: 7 - Austin Brown, Heat 3: 11A - Andrew Felker

Great Clips Feature Winner: 5D - Zach Daum

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 5D - Zach Daum 2. 17 - Darren Hagen 3. 11A - Andrew Felker 4. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 5. 91T - Tyler Thomas 6. 39 - Spencer Bayston 7. 7 - Austin Brown 8. 5X - Justin Peck 9. 32 - Garrett Aitken 10. 9K - Kyle Schuett 11. 3N - Jake Neuman 12. 22 - Andy Malpocker 13. 55 - Nick Knepper 14. 7X - Gage Walker 15. 16C - Dave Camfield Jr. 16. 10C - Dalton Camfield 17. 7R - Justin Dickerson 18. 7S - Wade Seiler 19. 39C - Payton Pierce 20. 85 - Shane Hollingsworth 21. 56 - Thomas Messeraul 22. 6B - Andy Baugh 23. 86C - Davey Camfield

Micros Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 46 - Zac Taylor, Heat 2: 9 - Austin Stewart, Heat 3: 77W - Joey Wirth

Great Clips Feature Winner: 51B - Joe B. Miller

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Feature Results (20 laps): 1. 51B - Joe B. Miller 2. 2B - Nathan Benson 3. 46 - Zac Taylor 4. 23 - Jeremy Camp 5. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 6. 3 - Ayrton Gennetten 7. 7C - Chris Cochran 8. 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch 9. 77W - Joey Wirth 10. 22S - Slater Helt 11. 42 - Andy Bishop 12. 65E - Chad Elliot 13. 83B - Jeff Beasley 14. 9 - Austin Stewart 15. 72 - Zach Daum 16. 4 - Bailey Goldesberry 17. 7X - Max Pozsgai 18. 18 - Michael Brummitt 19. 3B - Shelby Bosie 20. N2 - Nic Harris 21. 23X - Tony Clifton

 

 

Reed takes advantage of Andrews's last lap woes for 1st Attica win of 2015

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Byron Reed has had races taken from him on the last lap and has won races on the last lap. For Reed it was the later on Friday in dramatic fashion at Attica Raceway Park on NBC Toledo WNWO Channel 24 Night.

Chris Andrews seemed to have the race in hand as he and Reed raced to the checkers of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature. But, Tyler Gunn spun in turn four right in front of Andrews who had to check up and Reed scooted by on the bottom to collect his first win of the year at Attica.

For Reed, a six time track champion, it was his 31st career victory at Attica as he sits second on the track’s all-time win list.

“Probably shouldn’t have won. I started on the pole and that’s nice. I’d rather start on the pole than the tail all the time. That’s racing. He’s taken some away from me so I got one back tonight. We’ve been as good as anyone during the races here all season. But we have struggled on the starts. Hopefully we’ve turned that around,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery, Kistler Engines, Fremont Auto Parts backed #5.

In a caution plagued Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature, Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown continued his phenomenal summer as he scored his seventh win of the year at Attica. Drown also has 8 wins at Wayne County Speedway and his victory Friday at Attica all but assures him the $1,500 Attica Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series title. The victory is the 13th of his career at Attica and moves him into a tie with Jon Henry for second on the track’s all-time win list behind Rusty Schlenk.

“I actually gambled out there. Nobody has ever run a hard tire on the right front and I did tonight. I had my hands full and that’s why I kept driving it off the race track because it wasn’t gripping. I was nervous…probably the most nervous I’ve been. And then all those cautions when you have hard tires on…it’s nerve racking,” said Drown beside his Hall’s Auto Sales, Malcuit Racing Engines, Nationwide Vehicle Protection, Wooster Glass, Kar Konnections backed #240.

“I made a mistake there in three and four. If I hadn’t done that I was pulling away. That’s what happens…when you make mistakes you’d better recover quickly. I’m very thankful and blessed that I’ve had this opportunity. It’s been a rough year. We’ve had crew members come and go but we keep after it. A lot of people don’t see the behind the scenes things. This is a team that keeps working hard. Hopefully when the big boys (Lucas Oil Late Model Series) we’ll have something for them and represent Attica and the local guys well,” added Drown.

In the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprint feature it looked like rookie teenager Tyler Street was going to pick up his first sprint car win. But, Steve Rando utilized the track’s extreme outside lane to drive into the lead with three laps to go and scored his first win of the year at Attica and the fourth of his career at the track. It’s the second straight win for Rando who won last Saturday at Fremont Speedway.

“Last week at Fremont and tonight seems like we’re on a roll. That’s a good thing. We’ve went through three frames in the last three weeks so we’ve been pretty busy. But, it all paid off in the end. We haven’t won here since last year,” said Rando beside his Davis Fabricators, Westway Farms, North Coast Sealing, North Coast Asphalt, Attitudes Hair Salon, Thornbahn Woodworking backed #19R.

Kansas, Ohio’s Eric Devanna has been close to a win all season in the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks. It finally all came together for him Friday…but barely. Devanna held off a charging Brian Arnold to record his first career racing victory – by a front bumper.

“That was a long race for me. We had a lot of motor issues to start the season out. Thank you to Cory my teammate for introducing me to Dave Dickens and getting us a hell of a motor. I want to thank everyone on the truck for all their help,” said Devanna beside his Hammer Farms, Crown Battery, Kear’s Speed Shop, A&D Auto Parts and Repair, Blue Eagle Inn, Walsh Farms, Same day Signs backed machine.

In the 30 lap 410 sprint feature Reed and Caleb Griffith would bring the field to green with Reed gaining the upper hand over Griffith, Max Stambaugh, D.J. Foos, Andrews, Stuart Brubaker and T.J. Michael. Reed would pull away slightly over Griffith and Stambaugh with Foos, Andrews and Michael in a tremendous battle for fourth.

Rob Chaney would bring out the caution after three laps were scored. Two laps later Mark Coleman would spin for another yellow with the running order Reed, Griffith, Stambaugh, Andrews, Michael, Foos, Brubaker, Dean Jacobs, Nate Dussel and Tyler Gunn.

Andrews would drive into third on lap seven as both Stambaugh and Michael challenged. Foos would stop in turn four on lap 9 to bring out the final caution of the feature. On the restart Andrews would drive around Griffith into second and closed quickly on Reed. The two would race side by side over the next three laps before Andrews gained the slight advantage.

As the leaders raced into lapped traffic on lap 18, the running order was Andrews, Reed, Griffith, Brubaker, Stambaugh, Michael, Jacobs, Dussel, Gunn, Duane Zablocki and Parker Price Miller. Reed began to inch closer to Andrews as he was better using the high line in three and four and Andrews was better using the low line in turns one and two.

With seven laps to go Reed raced to Andrews outside for the lead with Griffith, Brubaker, Stambaugh, Michael and Jacobs in tow. Andrews went high in three and four a couple of laps to get around slower traffic and actually pulled away slightly from Reed.

After taking the white flag, Andrews and Reed raced nose to tail down the back stretch. Andrews went high to get around a lapped car and Reed went low. Gunn would spin right in front of Andrews who slowed to avoid hitting him and Reed drove by on the bottom to the checkers.

Behind Reed were Andrews, Griffith, Brubaker and Stambaugh.

Matt Irey and Drown would bring the field to green for the 25 lap late model feature but before a lap could be recorded a multi-car crash took place. When the green flew so did Drown but he could not build a lead as several cautions kept the competition close.

After a yellow with two laps in, Irey would drive into the lead but by lap four Drown was back in command over Irey, Mike Bores, Devin Shiels and Ryan Markham. Cautions on lap five and lap 7 kept Irey close with the race for third entertaining between Bores, Shiels and Markham.

A caution for one of the infield tractor tires being pushed on the track on lap 10 saw the running order Drown, Irey, Shiels, Bores, Markham, Larry Kingseed, Chris Keller and Ryan Missler. A spat of three cautions on lap 12 – one for a spin and the other two for crashes on restarts – would keep the field close. When the green flew Irey again challenged Drown as Markham moved into third with Shiels, Keller and Missler staying close.

Shiels would drive into second on lap 15 as Drown pulled away. Shiels, Irey and Markham waged a tremendous battle for second over the next hand full of laps before Josh Haynes brought out the final yellow with seven laps to go. On the restart Markham would drive into second but Drown pulled away slightly.

As the laps ticked off, Markham gained on Drown and when they took the white flag Markham raced to Drown’s inside. It was a drag race off turn four to the checkers and Drown scored the win over Markham, Shiels, Irey and Keller.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature John Ivy and Tyler Street would pace the field but before a lap could be scored Kyle Peters would win. On the ensuing restart Ivy would gain the upper hand over Street with Rando charging from sixth to third while Bobby Clark and Dustin Dinan gave chase.

After two laps were scored the caution flew for a multi-car incident with the running order Ivy, Rando, Street, Clark, Dinan and Dan McCarron. When the green reappeared Ivy would lead while Street drove under Rando for second. Street would then challenge Ivy for the lead as the two raced side by side over the next four laps before Street would take the lead on lap eight.

Just as Street was going to have to figure out what to do with lapped cars racing in his bottom groove the caution would fly for a Kyle Capodice spin on lap 11. On the restart Paul Weaver would stop for another caution. With a clear track, Street would pull away when the green flew again as Ivy and Rando battled for second. Rando would take the runner-up spot on lap 14 and began to eat away at Street’s lead.

With five laps to go Dustin Stroup would spin and that would put Rando right on Street’s rear bumper. When the green flew Rando charged to Street’s outside. The pair raced wing to wing over the next two laps before Rando would blast off turn four to grab the top spot on lap 23.

Rando would pull away for the victory with Bobby Clark edging Street for second at the checkers while Ivy and Jordan Ryan rounded out the top five.

Devanna and Keith Sorg battled for the lead early in the 15-lap dirt truck feature with Sorg holding the lead the first two laps before the caution flew for Randy Ryan, Brad Keckler and Norm Van Ness. On the restart Sorg and Devanna picked right back up on their battle with Dustin Keegan, Brian Arnold and Matt Foos in tow.

Devanna would take the lead on lap five just before the caution flew for Foos who coasted to a stop in turn one. When the green flew Devanna would pull away from Sorg with Keegan and Arnold locked in a battle for third.

With two laps to go the truck on the move was Arnold as he took second. As Devanna took the white flag Arnold was glued to his rear bumper. The pair drove side by side into turns three and four and it was a drag race to the checkers with Devanna literally winning by a front bumper over Arnold, Sorg, Curt Inks and Keegan.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action on Friday, Aug. 28 as Ohio Logistics and Kistler Racing Products Presents the Mark Keegan Classic Season Championship Night. Double points are on the line to determine who wears the coveted Attica Raceway Park crowns for all four divisions.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park

WNWO NBC Channel 24 Night

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015

Starting position [*]

O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (18 cars)

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 9 to A)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 2. 19-Chris Andrews[9] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[3] ; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser[8] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 8. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[6] ; 9. 53-Cap Henry[1]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 9 to A)

1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 3. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 4. 21-DJ Foos[7] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 7. 40DD-Nate Dussel[5] ; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin[8] ; 9. 37-Mark Coleman[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 19-Chris Andrews[3] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 5. 6M-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs[12] ; 8. 40DD-Nate Dussel[14] ; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[10] ; 10. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[15] ; 11. 21-DJ Foos[4] ; 12. 9-Jimmy Colvin[16] ; 13. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13] ; 14. 37-Mark Coleman[18] ; 15. 83X-Nate Reeser[11] ; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[9] ; 17. 9x-Rob Chaney[7]

Hard Charger: Nate Dussel +6

Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints (27 cars)

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[9] ; 5. 4T-James Taddeo[7] ; 6. 24-Alex Paden[4] ; 7. 8J-AJ Sleek[8] ; 8. 42-Kevin Shirey[6] ; 9. 32H-Dan Hennig[5]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 3. 1X-Dustin Dinan[6] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 5. 39-Jamie Miller[9] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[1] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[7] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[5]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[9] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[1] ; 7. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[4] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 9. 18-Frank Neill[3]

Computer Man B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 24-Alex Paden[1] ; 2. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[6] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[9] ; 5. 18-Frank Neill[12] ; 6. 87-Brian Gibbs[5] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[11] ; 9. 42-Kevin Shirey[7] ; 10. 2L-Landon LaLonde[3] ; 11. 32H-Dan Hennig[10] ; 12. 8J-AJ Sleek[4]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 5. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 6. 39-Jamie Miller[14] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 8. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[17] ; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[11] ; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson[10] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[19] ; 12. 24-Alex Paden[16] ; 13. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 15. 18-Frank Neill[20] ; 16. 1X-Dustin Dinan[8] ; 17. 4T-James Taddeo[13] ; 18. 97-Kyle Peters[18] ; 19. 10X-Dustin Stroup[15] ; 20. 1W-Paul Weaver[12]

Hard Charger: Thomas Schinderle +9

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models (22 cars)

Qualifying

1.240-Doug Drown, 14.625; 2.50Y-Ryan Missler, 15.041; 3.00-Chris Keller, 15.088; 4.00G-BJ Gregory, 15.147; 5.5M-Ryan Markham, 15.163; 6.15B-Mike Bores, 15.274; 7.21-Larry Kingseed, 15.288; 8.71I-Matt Irey, 15.300; 9.51-Devin Shiels, 15.307; 10.2*-Kyle Moore, 15.316; 11.9C-Troy Cattarene, 15.432; 12.59-Larry Bellman, 15.435; 13.92-Cody Scott, 15.572; 14.27L-Lauren Longbrake, 15.611; 15.03-Jim Gingery, 15.690; 16.27-Ken Hahn, 15.741; 17.30-Nate Potts, 15.806; 18.5J-Josh Haynes, 15.842; 19.1-Ben Mott, 15.847; 20.69R-Doug Baird, 16.989; 21.12-Kent Brewer, 17.238; 22.6-Graeme Short, 17.574;

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 8 to A)

1. 21-Larry Kingseed[3] ; 2. 2*-Kyle Moore[2] ; 3. 1-Ben Mott[7] ; 4. 59-Larry Bellman[5] ; 5. 27L-Lauren Longbrake[6] ; 6. 50Y-Ryan Missler[4] ; 7. 9C-Troy Cattarene[1] ; 8. 6-Graeme Short[8]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 7 to A)

1. 71I-Matt Irey[2] ; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 3. 27-Ken Hahn[5] ; 4. 00G-BJ Gregory[4] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[6] ; 6. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 7. 12-Kent Brewer[7]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 7 to A)

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[2] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 3. 240-Doug Drown[4] ; 4. 00-Chris Keller[3] ; 5. 5J-Josh Haynes[6] ; 6. 92-Cody Scott[5] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 4. 71I-Matt Irey[1] ; 5. 00-Chris Keller[12] ; 6. 50Y-Ryan Missler[16] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed[8] ; 8. 92-Cody Scott[18] ; 9. 00G-BJ Gregory[11] ; 10. 27L-Lauren Longbrake[13] ; 11. 03-Jim Gingery[17] ; 12. 12-Kent Brewer[20] ; 13. 69R-Doug Baird[21] ; 14. 5J-Josh Haynes[15] ; 15. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 16. 27-Ken Hahn[5] ; 17. 30-Nate Potts[14] ; 18. 1-Ben Mott[9] ; 19. 59-Larry Bellman[10] ; 20. 6-Graeme Short[22] ; 21. 2*-Kyle Moore[4]

Hard Charger: Ryan Missler +10

Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks (12 trucks)

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 2-Matt Foos[1] ; 2. 17X-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 3. P51-Brad Keckler[3] ; 4. 33-Brian Arnold[5] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[4] ; 6. 16-Brandon Leighton[6]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 37-Eric Devanna[2] ; 2. 4S-Keith Sorg[1] ; 3. 7F-Dana Frey[4] ; 4. 88-Norm VanNess[3] ; 5. 13-Len Benyak[5] ; 6. 25-Randy Ryan[6]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 37-Eric Devanna[1] ; 2. 33-Brian Arnold[7] ; 3. 4S-Keith Sorg[2] ; 4. 9-Curt Inks[9] ; 5. 17X-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 6. 16-Brandon Leighton[11] ; 7. P51-Brad Keckler[3] ; 8. 13-Len Benyak[10] ; 9. 25-Randy Ryan[12] ; 10. 2-Matt Foos[4] ; 11. 88-Norm VanNess[8]

Hard Charger: Brian Arnold +5

 

 

ABREU WINS 2ND PA MIDGET SWING EVENT WITH UPSET IN FINAL LAPS

In a race that was dominated by Jerry Coons Jr. until the final five laps, Rico Abreu pulled a rabbit out the hat with a late race move to the outside of leader, Bryan Clauson to capture his second win in a row in the Pennsylvania Midget Swing at the Lincoln Speedway.

In their first appearance at Lincoln since 1964 when the race was one by Parnelli Jones, the USAC midgets returned this week in three co-sanctioned events with the wingless competitors of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC). Track records fell repeatedly during time trial events with Bryan Clauson setting fast time at 15.804 seconds. Five drivers cracked the 16 second mark during time trials with Abreu, Tanner Thorson, Christopher Bell and Royersford, PA driver, Steve Buckwalter trailing Clauson on the charts.

Jerry Coons, Jr., driving the Mike Heffner owned Lelands.com #27 midget, led the first fourteen laps of the thirty lap main event, holding off the challenges of Clauson as the race neared the midway point. Clauson slid by to lead lap fourteen but Coons ran the inside and reclaimed the lead as the pair raced down the Lincoln backstretch on lap sixteen. The caution waved as the field headed to five to go when Bell looped it in turn four. Coons led lap twenty-five followed by Clauson, Christopher Bell, Abreu and Steve Buckwalter.

Clauson went to the top and took the lead from Coons on lap twenty-six and looked like the race winner but Abreu came to life, passing Coons and then setting sail on the leader. Abreu chased Clausson into turns one and two and when Clauson slid in front to protect his lead, Abreu found the room he needed on the extreme outside to complete the pass for the lead. Abreu collected the checkered flag followed by Clauson, Tracy Hines, Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Alex Bright. Coons faded to sixth with a mechanical issue after his great performance. Steve Buckwalter, Spencer Bayston, Tyler Thomas and Brenden Bright rounded out the top ten.

Steve Buckwalter picked up the win in the first heat with Coons just edging Ryan Watt for the win in heat number two. Tyler Thomas picked up the win in the third heat with Christopher Bell taking the win in heat number four. Trevor Kobylarz won the twelve lap B Main over Thorson, Hines, Tony DiMattia, Brett Wanner and Ryan Greth. Brett Arndt received the ARDC provisional for the thirty lap main event.

FEATURE FINISH (30 LAPS)

1. Rico Abreu, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. 5. Alex Bright, 6. Jerry Coons, Jr., 7. Steve Buckwalter, 8. Spencer Bayston, 9. Tyler Thomas, 10. Brenden Bright, 11. Tanner Thorson, 12. Trevor Kobylarz, 13. Steven Drevicki, 14. Nick Wean, 15. Christopher Bell, 16. Billy Pauch, Jr., 17. Ryan Watt, 18. Brett Arndt, 19. Isaac Chapple, 20. Ryan Greth, 21. Brett Wanner, 22. Tim Buckwalter, 23. Tony DiMattia

 

 

Rico Abreu Opens PA Midget Swing with Win at Path Valley

It was what the fans of Pennsylvania had been waiting for and no one went home disappointed as thirty-two midgets competed for starting positions in the twenty-five lap main event on the first of three nights of racing for the USAC/ARDC Midget co-sanctioned Pennsylvania Midget Swing at the Path Valley Speedway.

Path Valley offered the competitors just what they were looking for – a wide surface that offered plenty of room for passing and sliders!

Tanner Thorson jumped into the lead from his sixth place starting spot and led Abreu, Kevin Thomas, Tracy Hines and Christopher Bell through the first five laps. Bell, who started fifteenth, was on the move and made his way up to third to trail Thorson and Abreu with ten complete. Spenser Bayston was passing his fair share of cars as he cracked the top five on lap nine.

It was a three car battle for the lead as Thorson led Abreu and Bell until Bryan Clauson ran into mechanical issues and drew the caution at the half way point. Thorson and Bell ran the bottom of the track while Abreu persisted on the top side. In what has become the classic Rico Abreu style, Abreu took the lead from Tanner Thorson.

Bell became Abreu's challenger. The yellow flag was certainly not a friend of Bell's as he excuted a slider to take the lead but the caution waved and his efforts were negated. Without a completed lap, Abreu went back to the lead and continued on for the win.

Bell finished second followed by Kevin Thomas, Spencer Bayston and Jerry Coons, Jr. who was behind the wheel of the Mike Heffner owned No. 27 midget. Tracy Hines finished sixth followed by ARDC’s Billy Pauch, Jr. who was in the cockpit of Greg Fitzpatrick’s, DeGre Engineering No. 28. Brenden Bright finished 8th followed by Thorson, the early race leader. Steven Drevicki, the current ARDC point leader rounded out the top ten. Thorson set fast time during time trials followed by Kunz teammate, K. Thomas. Coons was third fastest with Abreu and ARDC’s Nick Wean rounding out the top five. Heat wins went to Wean, Thomas, Bell and Clauson with Drevicki picking up the win in the twelve lap B Main.

Action moves to the Lincoln Speedway tonight and then on to Susquehanna Speedway Park on Thursday.

Feature Results (25 laps) 1. Rico Abreu, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Kevin Thomas, 4. Spencer Bayston, 5. Jerry Coons, Jr., 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Billy Pauch, Jr., 8. Tanner Thorson, 9. Brenden Bright, 10. Steven Drevicki, 11. Ryan Greth, 12. Alex Bright, 13. Tim Buckwalter, 14. PJ Gargiulo, 15. Brett Arndt, 16. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 17. Trevor Kobylarz, 18. Isaac Chapple, 19. Tyler Thomas, 20. Steve Buckwalter, 21. Nick Wean, 22. Bryan Clauson, 23. Jim Radney

 

 

RMMRA

Coming off of a long delay due to rain outs, the RMMRA returned to racing action on Saturday, August 15th. This is the fourth scheduled date at I-76 Speedway although the first race that would not be canceled due to inclement weather.

The day started off with 17 potent cars coming through the gate. After a pill draw and heat race line ups were formed, the group set out for practice. Unfortunately, Chris Sheil would lose his power plant in early afternoon practice and would have to sit out the remaining heat race and feature events. This will stir up the battle for the points as Sheil was currently sitting 2nd place in the season standings. Look for Bob Harr, Greg Schaefer, and the remaining drivers to make late season charges in the points standings.

Heat race action started out with Bob Harr taking the win in Heat 1, Ryan Oerter capturing Heat 2, and current points leader Keith Rauch taking the high spot in Heat 3.

The feature rolled out with driver Scott Fennell returning to race action for the first time in 2015 starting on the pole. The field took the green and heavy battles ensued throughout the field. Around lap 5 or 6, second row starter Keith Rauch spun between turns 3 and 4 bringing out an early race caution. This set the stage for an action packed finish as Rauch now had to resume action from the 16th spot on the restart. The green would drop and Rauch would begin working up in position. Some mid race cautions involving Colin Rinehart, Scott Fennell, and a pair of RMMRA rookie of the year contenders Mark Hamilton, and Josh Hansen helped bring the pack of cars close together again through out the race. While cars swapped position throughout the field, lap one leader Tony Rossi had built a commanding lead followed by Greg Schaefer, Bob Harr, Mark Chisholm in the lead group. Making his way through traffic, Keith Rauch was coming from the back and had made his way into the top five positions. With only a hand full of laps to go a late race caution flew, thus bringing the field of cars together and setting up for a close finish. The last hand full of laps saw cars swapping for position with the final battle coming wheel to wheel between Rossi and Rauch for the top spot. At the line, the veteran Rossi came across in first while Rauch, Schaefer, Harr, and Chisholm rounded out the top five. Full results are posted in the "Results" tab at www.RMMRA.com.

The next event for the RMMRA is Saturday, August 29th, returning to Butch Speicher's I-76 Speedway! We look forward to seeing you all at the races!!

 

 

 

A chance at extra cash for winners Rothmund, Brad Lubach, Pokorski, Rick Scheffler, Cody Eickberg & Meyerhofer on Hagar's Bonus Night @ Manitowoc Speedway

J. Tienor

Friday, August 14th, Manitowoc WI. - After a narrow miss by the storm and a later start to nights activities, Past Champions Night and the Professional Plating Inc Topless 20, along with the chance at rolling for bonus cash by the winners was a huge success.

PROFESSIONAL PLATING INC 360 SPRINT CARS

Starting on the pole of the Professional Plating Inc. 360 Feature, Paul Pokorski (West Bend) shot to the lead, with Mitchell Yurmanovich (Cascade) giving chase. While the leaders stretched the lead, Justin Miller (Plymouth) and Kyle Marten (Sheboygan Falls) sliced through the field quickly, moving in to challenge Pokorski as both got around Yurmanovich quickly. The leaders encountered lapped traffic just after halfway, giving Miller the opportunity to blast past Pokorski on the bottom, while Marten looked for an opening. Miller broke while leading on Lap 22, handing the lead back to Pokorski, and setting up a 3 lap shootout. On the restart, contact sent Marten flipping violently out of the track in Turn 4. He emerged unhurt although the car was destroyed. Pokorski led the final 3 laps for the win, with Yurmanovich and Kurt Davis (West Allis) chasing him across.

HEAT 1 - 1, Kurt Davis. 2, Brandon McMullen. 3, Kyle Marten. 4, Douglas Pietz. 5, Paul Pokorski. 6, Randy Sippel. 7, Anthony Knierim. 8, Josh Teunissen.

HEAT 2 - 1, Danny Schlafer. 2, Justin Miller. 3, Wayne Modjeski. 4, Tim Haddy. 5, Mitchell Yurmanovich. 6, Al Schlafer. 7, Doug Wondra (Shane Wenninger).

A FEATURE - 1, Pokorski. 2, Yurmanovich. 3, Davis. 4, Brandon McMullen (Plymouth). 5, Wayne Modjeski (Oak Creek). 6, Danny Schlafer (Sussex). 7, Randy Sippel (Elkhart Lake). 8, Josh Teunissen . 9, Al Schlafer (Sussex). 10, Anthony Knierim (Frankville). 11, Douglas Pietz (Milwaukee). 12, Marten. 13, Miller. 14, Tim Haddy (Waupan). 15, Doug Wondra (Shane Wenninger) (DNS).

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway, 8-15-2015 Race Recap

After a two week break, St. Francois County Raceway came alive once again Saturday Night, and it was one of our monthly $5 nights! And we were blessed to have Miss Carlei Huff with us! It was awesome to see her in good spirits and her smile light the whole place up! She received a very warm welcome and a standing ovation from fans and drivers on both sides of the track. Fans had the opportunity to check out a couple of the cars and meet the drivers as they came in the front gate before the races started, as Joey Boyd had his #67 Sprint Car and Jeremy Welborn had his #27w B-Modified on display.

So, during a two week break, a number of things can happen. In some instances, the car may have been working great so they just leave it loaded on the trailer and don’t touch it at all. Others may have the approach of trying a minor adjustment here or there and when it’s all said and done, they’ve ended up throwing everything but the kitchen sink at it. And then there are the ones that just sit and think… reflecting back on each race, how it went, who did what…. So the first night back from a long break always brings a little additional excitement, and that was no different this time, resulting in the ‘ol Black Flag making more appearances than a Chevelle at a gas station.

The unusually low car count plague struck once again in the Pure Street division, but the cars that did show up put on some excellent racing. Viburnum, Missouri’s Robert Hicks #32, ended the first Heat Race with the checkered flag in his hand, and the #43x of Robbie Williams would do the same in Heat Race 2. The win that everyone wanted though, went to the #94 of Jason Neel. He parked it in victory lane, with #43x Robbie Williams finishing 2nd and #71 Joe Merritt finishing 3rd.

Mike Savage was once again pulling double-duty, racing in both Modified classes. Savage (#05) picked up the win in the first of three B-Mod Heat Races. #29 Dusty Homan won Heat 2, and #1 Shane Blair won Heat 3. Homan landed his #29 car in the winners circle, picking up the Feature win, followed by S. Blair and Savage.

Kasey Nations (#26) was your winner in the first A-Mod Heat. Billy “The Kidd” Smith brought back the familiar #14 after running one of his bosses cars for the last few weeks, and picked up the win in Heat 2. Danny Resinger (#15) picked up the Dash win, earning him the “pole” starting position for the Feature, but at the end of the feature, it was Smith #14 with the win, followed by the #25s of Mike Savage and the #53 of Matt Eaton.

The social-media fire was re-ignited almost immediately during the Sprint car portion of the racing program. Some claim cheating, some claim luck, and some claim that it’s statistically impossible. Either way, the #12x of Joey Montgomery found the front of the first Heat Race and went on to win it. The #67 of Joey Boyd picked up the win in Heat 2, and the #16g of Scottie Gretzmacher was the winner of Heat 3. Boyd would go on to win the Dash and claim the captain’s seat for the start of the A-Main. After 25 laps of intense racing and tempers flaring throughout the field, it was the #12x of Joey Montgomery in victory lane, followed by the #97 of Tommy Worley Jr, and the #44 of AJ Bruns.

The 16 Checkered Flags and the 4 Black Flag recipients weren’t the only entertainment of the night though. Intermission events had some of these “wild and crazy” or “bad to the bone” racecar drivers competing against one-another in another way. Pink Hula-Hoops. That’s right, Pink Hula-Hoops. Sprint Car Driver Scottie Gretzmacher beat out A-Mod drivers Billy “The Kidd” Smith and Chuck Huff and B-Mod Drivers Mark Crady and Randy Forster and was nearly crowned the Hula-Hoop Champion, until a little girl came out of the grandstands and showed everyone why she should be the next contestant on America’s Got Talent and win a Million bucks and a show in Vegas. Scottie wasn’t so hottie when she got done. But it was all good fun, and these drivers along with many others passed their helmets thru the stands collecting donations for a young local race fan who is battling some tough medical issues, Christopher Armstrong. Many SFCR Drivers are well known for teaming up and helping out when it comes to people in need, especially children. You’ll see exactly what I mean this week, as many of these drivers are coming to participate in the Be Brave for Braxton Benefit, an event to be held Saturday August 22nd from 10am-4pm at the racetrack. We would like for the whole community to come out and meet these guys, and show your support for 5yr old Braxton Gross and his family!

August 15, 2015 Race Results

Pure Streets

HEAT 1 1. 32 ROBERT HICKS 2. 94 JASON NEEL 3. 84H MIKE HURST 4. 45 MARSHALL YOUNT 5. 32X BRAD CALLAHAN

HEAT 2 1. 43X ROBBIE WILLIAMS 2. 34 RYAN WILLIAMS 3. 71 JOE MARRITT 4. 5B MIKE WILLIAMS(NS)

FEATURE 1. 94 JASON NEEL 2. 43X ROBBIE WILLIAMS 3. 71 JOE MERRITT 4. 34 RYAN WILLIAMS 5. 32 ROBERT HICKS 6. 81H MIKE HURST 7. 5B MIKE WILLIAMS 8. 32X BRAD CALLAHAN 9. 45 MARSHALL YOUNT

BMOD

HEAT 1 1. 05 MIKE SAVAGE 2. 4G EDDIE GROSS 3. 27W JEREMY WELBORN 4. 28B PAUL BUTLER 5. 11 CHARLES ALLENDER 6. R7 RANDY FORSTER(BF) 7. 10B COBY BENSON

HEAT 2 1. 29 DUSTY HOMAN 2. 74 JEFF WHITTER 3. 70 MARK CRADY 4. 25 JOSH HAULF 5. 12 KALEB JONES 6. 77T JIMMY THURMAN 7. 66J JOHN ORRICK

HEAT 3 1. SHANE BLAIR 2. 10X KYLE JARRETT 3. 69 KENNY HARRIS 4. 3D LOU DRIEMEIER 5. 99 CHUCK ADAMS 6. 42 LARRY BAKER 7. 2 ERIC SARAKAS

FEATURE 1. 29 DUSTY HOMAN 2. 1 SHANE BLAIR 3. 05 MIKE SAVAGE 4. 69 KENNY HARRIS 5. 10X KYLE JARRETT 6. 25 JOSH HAUF 7. 99 CHUCK ADAMS 8. 12 KALEB JONES 9. 2 ERIC SARAKAS 10. 3D LOU DRIEMEIER 11. 77T JIMMY THURMAN 12. 4G EDDIE GROSS(NF) 13. 74 JEFF WHITTER(NF) 15. 70 MARK CRADY(NF) 16. 27W JEREMY WELBORN(NF) 17. 42 LARRY BAKER(NF) 18. 11 CHARLES ALLENDER(NF) 19. 28B PAUL BUTLER(NF) 20. 10B COBY BENSON(NF) 21. R7 RANDY FORSTER(BF)

AMOD

HEAT 1 1. 26 KASY NATIONS 2. 45 MATT DOTSON 3. 53 MATT EATON 4. 98 JOE WALSH 5. 1F MIKE FRANCIS 6. 717 TIM NASH 7. 47 CHUCK HUFF 8. 10M CHAD HEADY(BF)

HEAT 2 1. 14 BILLY SMITH 2. 25S MIKE SAVAGE 3. 15 DANNY RESINGER 4. 56 JEFF ASHER 5. 2 DREW HENDERSON 6. 10R TIM RADFORD 7. 32C CHRIS HAYS 8. 74 KEVIN HOLMAN

DASH 1. 15 DANNY RESINGER 2. 53 MATT EATON 3. 26 KASEY NATION 4. 14 BILLY SMITH 5. 25S MIKE SAVAGE 6. 45 MATT DOTSON

FEATURE 1. 14 BILLY SMITH 2. 25S MAKE SAVAGE 3. 53 MATT EATON 4. 717 TIM NASH 5. 45 MATT DOTSON 6. 56 JEFF ASHER 7. 98 JOE WALSH 8. 1F MIKE FRANCIS 9. 15 DANNY RESINGER 10. 32C CHRIS HAYS 11. 47 CHUCK HUFF 12. 10R TIM RADFORD 13. 74 KEVIN HOLMAN 14. 26 KASY NATIONS(NF) 15. 2 DREW HENDERSON(NF) 16. 10M CHAD HEADY (BF)

SPRINTS

HEAT 1 1. 12X JOEY MONTGOMERY 2. 47 TERRY BABB 3. 2K RYAN KEMPIN 4. 97 TOMMY WORLEY 5. 35 TYLER SETTEMOIR 6. 19 JEFF MASSON 7. 0 BUTCH LYONS (NS)

HEAT 2 1. 67 JOEY BOYD 2. 44 AJ BRUNS 3. 9X BRAD YODER 4. 55 KEVIN TODD 5. 21B MITCH PARMELEY 6. 606 JOHN EPPERSON(BF)

HEAT 3 1. 16G SCOTTIE GRETZMACHER 2. 21P ADAM PARMELEY 3. 17 JAMES SCOTT 4. 72 KEVIN PETTY 5. 2 KEITH BURCH (NF) 6. 88 JEFF WURST(BF)

DASH 1. 67 JOEY BOYD 2. 44 AJ BURNS 3. 47 TERRY BABB 4. 12X JOEY MONTGOMERY 5. 16G SCOTTIE GREZTMACHER 6. 21P ADAM PARMELEY

FEATURE 1. 12X JOEY MONTGOMERY 2. 97 TOMMY WORLEY 3. 44 AJ BURNS 4. 67 JOEY BOYD 5. 47 TERRY BABB 6. 2K RYAN KEMPIN 7. 16G SCOTTIE GRETZMACHER 8. 2 KEITH BURCH 9. 72 KEVIN PETTY 10. 19 JEFF MASSON 11. 9X BRAD YODER 12. 35 TYLER SETTEMOIR 13. 55 KEVIN TODD 14. 21P ADAM PARMELEY 15. 21B MITCH PARMELEY(NF) 16. 17 JAMES SCOTT(NF) 17. 0 BUTCH LYONS(NF) 18. 606 JOHN EPPERSON(BF) 19. 88 JEFF WURST(BF)

Points are updated on our website @ www.sfcraceway.com

 

 

Macedo Returns For Spec Sprint Victory At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...August 15...Making his first start of the season, Billy Macedo impressed with a win in the 20 lap Northern All Stars Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Macedo is a two time division champion, and he won by a comfortable margin ahead of point leader Kyle Bakkie.

The Wingless Spec Sprints ran two heat races with four time feature winner Jimmy Perry III winning his heat race ahead of two time winner Jeff Lee. A two time feature winner this season, Roy Fisher won his six lap heat race ahead of three time winner Bakkie. Macedo had a front row start for the Main Event, but fellow front row starter Alan Miranda set the early pace ahead of Macedo and Bakkie. A low move in Turn 4 of the fourth lap gained Macedo the lead. Miranda set a good pace in second, but Bakkie gained ground on him each lap. Macedo had a straightaway advantage by the halfway point of the race as Perry settled into fifth behind rookie Marcus Smith. An outside move on the back stretch of the 16th lap gained Bakkie second from Miranda. James East brought out a lap 18 caution flag to wipe out Macedo’s commanding lead. However, Macedo led the restart and would lead the final two laps for the impressive victory. Bakkie was a strong second ahead of Miranda, Smith, Perry, Fisher, Jeremy Newberry, Lee, Rick Panfili and Peter Carlotto.

The Wingless Spec Sprints return to action along with the final 2015 appearance of the Winged 360 Sprint Cars on August 29.

Antioch Speedway Points Wingless Spec Sprints Kyle Bakkie 636 (3) Rick Panfili 572 Marcus Smith 556 Alan Miranda 506 Jim Perry III 442 (4) Roy Fisher 370 (2) James East 360 (1) Chase Wood Jr. 332 Jeremy Newberry 272 Ryon Siverling 182

Jeff Lee (2), Billy Macedo (1)

 

 

T-Mez flips then comes back to win Fremont BOSS

By Todd Tappel

FREMONT, Ohio - Thomas Messeraul made history by becoming the only driver to win three events in a season with the Mo Vaughan Transport BOSS Sprint series at Fremont Speedway. The Mike Hensel Memorial event was worth $5,000 for the San Jose, CA native. The very appreciative driver of the Stan Courtad Racing machine stated, “Stan has spent $100,000 on race cars because I keep tearing them up. But he keeps buying the equipment including seats and helmets. He is like a Dad to me.”

Steve Rando led all 25 laps of the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature. Rando spent nearly the entire event on the treacherous cushion but mastered it to win his second event of the year in the Davis Fabricators, Westway Farms, North Coast Sealing sponsored ride. Rando admitted, “The cushion is tough to run. I had to ease going into the corner to hit the cushion right.”

Matt Foos took the Sorg Racing car sponsored by Fremont Fence and Automatic Fire Protection to victory lane in the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks. Ky Harper won his third straight McCullough Industries 602 Crate Late Model feature in the Tiffin Paint and Body, Tiffin Auto Mart, Harper Enterprises machine.

The 33 lap Hensel Memorial for the BOSS Sprints started with Kent Wolters and Cody Gardner sharing the front row. Wolters jumped to the early lead but it only took three laps for Messeraul to crack the top three from his seventh place starting position Meanwhile, 13th starting Shane Cottle was slicing through the field, and at a lap eight caution, Messeraul and Cottle were second and third behind Wolters. Messeraul snatched the lead on the restart and Cottle moved into second one lap later. Those two cars would be the class of the field and they put on a show working through lapped traffic. The biggest moment of the race came on lap 26 when the lead pair split a lapped car on the front stretch, nearly ending in disaster. In the final corner, Cottle dove to the middle of the track and appeared to have a run but Messeraul kept his momentum on the cushion to narrowly captured the win. Tracy Hines ran the middle stages of the race in third but was pass by 11th starting Kody Swanson with four laps remaining. Hines would hold the fourth spot over local winged racer Brian Smith who drove the event in a Mike Hensel tribute car. Tracy Hines set quick time in qualifying over the 43 car field. It was the first time BOSS used time trials to set race line-ups. Dallas Hewitt picked up $333.33 as hard charger, courtesy of the Tammy Hughes.

Steve Rando’s led all 25 laps in the 305 Sprint main but was hounded nearly the entire race by Cody Gallogly. While Rando stayed on the cushion, Gallogly ran the bottom and both cars ran nearly identical lap times. Bobby Clark entered the fray on lap eight and passed Gallogly for second. However, Gallogly would not wilt under the pressure and fought back around Clark while they both stayed glued to Rando. Clark would get by again on lap 14 but Gallogly fought back around three laps later. At a lap 20 caution, the running order was Rando, Gallogly, Clark, Dustin Stroup, and Paul Weaver. Rando would win the five lap dash and Gallogly would fall back to fourth behind Clark and Stroup with Weaver completing the top five.

Corey Ward led the first ten laps of the Dirt Truck feature before succumbing to Cory McCaughey. Matt Foos was mired mid-pack until finally reaching the top three on lap eight behind Ward and McCaughey. Once McCaughey took the lead, it only took Foos two laps to pass Ward, and then McCaughey for the lead. Foos then put it on cruise control to take the checkers over McCaughey, Dan Roepke, Ward, and Kent Brewer, who started 19th.

Ky Harper was dominant in the 602 Crate Late Model feature, passing early leader Matt Shipley on lap three. Dustin Keegan passed Dale Cole the on the last lap to claim the second spot with Brandon Perkins and Tim Sabo rounding out the top five. Mo Vaughan Transport BOSS Sprints (43 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance 1. 4T-Tracy Hines, 14.494; 2. 9X-Thomas Mesurall, 14.711; 3. 21K-Cody Swanson, 14.775; 4. O8-Andy Feil, 14.833; 5. 24-Landon Simon, 14.937; 6. 9N-Mike Miller, 14.986; 7. 12H-Ted Hines, 15.046; 8. 41-Cole Ketcham, 15.047; 9. 2M-Scotty Weir, 15.073; 10. 46-Cody Gardner, 15.086; 11. 12-Kent Wolters, 15.165; 12. 89-Shawn Westerfeld, 15.171; 13. 33-Brian Smith, 15.177; 14. 57-Shane Cottle, 15.238; 15. 15-Brandon Whited, 15.260; 16. 18-Bobby Distle, 15.274; 17. 5X-Toby Alfrey, 15.303; 18. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.308; 19. 59J-Kirk Jeffries, 15.401; 20. 18K-Todd Keen, 15.404; 21. 2DI-Dustin Ingle, 15.424; 22. 31-Chuck Wilson, 15.425; 23. 4-Michael Fischesser, 15.469; 24. 74-Drew Rader, 15.504; 25. 14-Chad Wilson, 15.520; 26. 320-Bill Rose, 15.560; 27. 63D-Jim Dues, 15.571; 28. 32M-Derek Hastings, 15.584; 29. 77-Dustin Smith, 15.593; 30. 91X-Aaron Middaugh, 15.822; 31. 53-Steve Little, 15.855; 32. 5-Bob McMillin, 15.930; 33. 97-Scott Hardman, 15.986; 34. 15J-Nick Johnson, 16.111; 35. 16-Dallas Hewitt, 16.282; 36. 97J-Andy Fike, 16.315; 37. 87-Paul Dues, 16.482; 38. 26-Justin Owen, 16.519; 39. 25-Mark Blausey, 16.973; 40. J1-Mark Schultz, 17.105; 41. 1M-Brandon Moore, 18.702; 42. 23L-Corbin Loggins, 19.610; 43. 14C-Cooper Clouse, 99.000

Heat 1 – Moose Racing (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 4T-Tracy Hines[6] ; 2. 320-Bill Rose[1] ; 3. 12-Kent Wolters[4] ; 4. 9N-Mike Miller[5] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[2] ; 6. 1M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 7. 53-Steve Little[7] ; 8. 97J-Andy Fike[8] ; 9. 18-Bobby Distle[3]

Heat 2 – Lias Tire/American Racer (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9X-Thomas Mesurall[6] ; 2. 12H-Ted Hines[5] ; 3. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[4] ; 4. 31-Chuck Wilson[2] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[8] ; 6. 63D-Jim Dues[1] ; 7. 23L-Corbin Loggins[9] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillin[7] ; 9. 5X-Toby Alfrey[3]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 32M-Derek Hastings[1] ; 2. 4-Michael Fischesser[2] ; 3. 33-Brian Smith[4] ; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler[3] ; 5. 41-Cole Ketcham[5] ; 6. 21K-Cody Swanson[6] ; 7. 26-Justin Owen[8] ; 8. 14C-Cooper Clouse[9] ; 9. 97-Scott Hardman[7]

Heat 4 – Buckeye Maching (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 57-Shane Cottle[4] ; 2. 77-Dustin Smith[1] ; 3. 74-Drew Rader[2] ; 4. 2M-Scotty Weir[5] ; 5. O8-Andy Feil[6] ; 6. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[3] ; 7. 15J-Nick Johnson[7] ; 8. 25-Mark Blausey[8]

Heat 5 – Fast Signs (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24-Landon Simon[6] ; 2. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[1] ; 3. 46-Cody Gardner[5] ; 4. 14-Chad Wilson[2] ; 5. 18K-Todd Keen[3] ; 6. 16-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 7. 15-Brandon Whited[4] ; 8. J1-Mark Schultz[8]

B-Main #1 – Southeast Harley Davidson (12 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 21K-Cody Swanson[1] ; 2. 16-Dallas Hewitt[8] ; 3. 41-Cole Ketcham[2] ; 4. 14C-Cooper Clouse[12] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 6. 18-Bobby Distle[3] ; 7. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[4] ; 8. 1M-Brandon Moore[11] ; 9. 53-Steve Little[6] ; 10. 97-Scott Hardman[7] ; 11. 87-Paul Dues[9] ; 12. 25-Mark Blausey[10]

B-Main #2 – Kistler Engines (12 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 18K-Todd Keen[4] ; 2. O8-Andy Feil[1] ; 3. 26-Justin Owen[9] ; 4. 15-Brandon Whited[2] ; 5. 63D-Jim Dues[5] ; 6. 97J-Andy Fike[8] ; 7. J1-Mark Schultz[10] ; 8. 15J-Nick Johnson[7]

A-Main - (33 Laps) 1. 9X-Thomas Mesurall[7]; 2. 57-Shane Cottle[13]; 3. 21K-Cody Swanson[11]; 4. 4T-Tracy Hines[8]; 5. 33-Brian Smith[10]; 6. 12-Kent Wolters[1]; 7. 46-Cody Gardner[2]; 8. 16-Dallas Hewitt[24]; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler[14]; 10. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[9]; 11. 2M-Scotty Weir[3]; 12. 74-Drew Rader[18]; 13. 14-Chad Wilson[19]; 14. 24-Landon Simon[6]; 15. 77-Dustin Smith[22]; 16. 9N-Mike Miller[5]; 17. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[23]; 18. 12H-Ted Hines[4]; 19. 31-Chuck Wilson[16]; 20. 32M-Derek Hastings[21]; 21. 18K-Todd Keen[15]; 22. O8-Andy Feil[12]; 23. 4-Michael Fischesser[17]; 24. 320-Bill Rose[20] Hard Charger: 16-Dallas Hewitt[+16]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (21 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 27-Cody Gallogly[1] ; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 3. 44-Kyle Farmer[2] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 1X-Dustin Dinan[3] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 7. 10-Josh Harrison[6]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 39-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[2]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 4. 7-Thomas Schinderle[6] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 7. 37-Austin Ream[1]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 19R-Steve Rando[2]; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[4]; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup[5]; 4. 27-Cody Gallogly[1]; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[3]; 6. 7-Thomas Schinderle[7]; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[9]; 8. 39-Jamie Miller[6]; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[10]; 10. 1X-Dustin Dinan[13]; 11. 77I-John Ivy[11]; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[8]; 13. 7M-Brandon Moore[18]; 14. 12-Kyle Capodice[14]; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[17]; 16. 44-Kyle Farmer[12]; 17. 75-Jerry Dahms[16]; 18. 37-Austin Ream[21]; 19. 36-Seth Schneider[15]; 20. 10-Josh Harrison[19] Hard Charger: 7M-Brandon Moore[+5]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (19 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 23M-Brad Mitten[2] ; 2. 88-Dan Roepke[4] ; 3. 18W-Cory Ward[3] ; 4. 17-Steve Endicott[6] ; 5. 36M-Cory McCaughey[9] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 7. 4S-Keith Sorg[1] ; 8. 79-Andrew Lutman[10] ; 9. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[5] ; 10. 7F-Dana Frey[8]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2-Matt Foos[6] ; 2. 37-Eric Devanna[4] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[2] ; 4. 16-Brandon Leighton[5] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath [7] ; 6. 99X-Gene Portidge[3] ; 7. P51-Brad Keckler[9] ; 8. 3-Andy Earnhart[1]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 2-Matt Foos[5]; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[3]; 3. 88-Dan Roepke[4]; 4. 18W-Cory Ward[1]; 5. 8KB-Kent Brewer[-]; 6. 23M-Brad Mitten[8]; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath [9]; 8. P51-Brad Keckler[14]; 9. 33-Jeff Ward[2]; 10. 7F-Dana Frey[18]; 11. 37-Eric Devanna[7]; 12. 99X-Gene Portidge[12]; 13. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[17]; 14. 4S-Keith Sorg[13]; 15. 17X-Dustin Keegan[11]; 16. 17-Steve Endicott[10]; 17. 16-Brandon Leighton[6]; 18. 79-Andrew Lutman[15]; 19. 3-Andy Earnhart[16] Hard Charger: 7F-Dana Frey[+8]

McCullough Industries 602 Late Models (12 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 44MS-Matt Shipley[4] ; 2. O1-Brandon Perkins[6] ; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[3] ; 4. 3-Dale Cole[2] ; 5. 17X-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 6. 43K-Louis Allan[1]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 34-Ky Harper[1] ; 2. 23-Dustin Sautter[2] ; 3. 4M-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 116-Steve Sabo[5] ; 5. 101-Chester Fitch[6]

A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 34-Ky Harper[5]; 2. 17X-Dustin Keegan[9]; 3. 3-Dale Cole[7]; 4. O1-Brandon Perkins[6]; 5. 98-Tim Sabo[3]; 6. 116-Steve Sabo[8]; 7. 43K-Louis Allan[11]; 8. 23-Dustin Sautter[4]; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller[2]; 10. 44MS-Matt Shipley[1]; 11. 101-Chester Fitch[10] Hard Charger: 17X-Dustin Keegan[+7]

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Brandon Bellinger Joins Grandfather, Father as Oswego Speedway Feature Winners

OSWEGO, NY (August 16, 2015) – For the second time in Oswego Speedway’s 65 year history, a third generation Speedway racer drove to victory lane at the ‘Steel Palace’ as Brandon Bellinger outhustled a hard charging Otto Sitterly to score his first career triumph on Ovarian Cancer Awareness Night, joining his grandfather Ed Bellinger Sr., and father Ed Bellinger Jr. in the Speedway’s prestigious record books.

Driving the patented Bellinger No. 02, the third generation shoe started from the outside of the first row, leading every lap on his way to the win. However, the 50-lap score was no gift.

Bellinger had to outlast seven-time champion Sitterly over the course of the final 16-laps, including several late race restarts, to score the victory.

Bellinger Sr. was the first of the family racers to earn a victory at Oswego on July 4, 1956 with Bellinger Jr. turning the trick for the first time on July 6, 1974. Now, August 15, 2015 will be added to the Bellinger racing tale with the family now having scored a total of 79 main events wins at Oswego Speedway.

The Bellinger family now joins the Hoag family as a three generation clan to have won main events at the Speedway. Dutch Hoag, Dean Hoag, and Alex Hoag were the first to finish the task in July of 2014.

For the second week in a row however, a third generation driver has visited victory lane as Michael Muldoon won on the Speedway’s 65th Anniversary, August 8.

Sitterly, Joe Gosek, Jeff Abold, and Michael Barnes chased Bellinger across the line on Saturday night with Dave Danzer, Dave Gruel, Bob Bond, Tim Snyder, and Pat Lavery filling the top ten spots.

“That was the longest race I think I have ever been in,” said Bellinger in Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane. “I knew when Otto got up to 2nd, he’s been fast all year, that it was game time then. I just had to run the perfect line and not make any mistakes, if I did make one I am sure he would have been there. We keep coming back here with a fast car; I think we are actually a little better than we were last week. There is still room for improvement and more speed in this car, we need to keep working on it, and make it happen again next week.”

Pathfinder Bank SBS champion Dave Cliff and Bellinger brought the 23-car Novelis Supermodified field to the Cam’s Pizzeria green flag on Saturday, with Bellinger immediately jumping to the point in the No. 02.

Bellinger, who had won his qualifying heat earlier in the night and a semi-final feature one week ago at the Speedway, battled Michael Muldoon for victory on the Speedway’s 65th Anniversary August 8, but fell short in a wheel to wheel battle approaching the halfway point.

On this night, Bellinger seemed poised and determined, and quickly jetted to an early lead over Gosek, Kody Graham, Abold, and Sitterly.

Lap 16 would see the night’s first caution as Tim Devendorf found the third turn foam. Devendorf was okay in the collision, but was done for the night.

During this caution point leader Bob Bond ducked to pit lane, but did return to action in what would turn out to be a long night for the driver of the No. 47.

On the restart Bellinger picked up where he left off, checking away from the field. Further behind it was Sitterly mounting a charge as he rolled by Abold for fourth.

As Sitterly worked his way closer to the top three positions, Graham started to find a bite in the No. 21, sliding under Gosek for the runner-up position out of turn four to complete lap 29.

With Graham now second, lapped traffic looked as though it may play a role, as the No. 21 seemed to be closing slightly on the No. 02.

Bellinger masterfully worked the early traffic to the high side, leaving Graham, Gosek, Sitterly, and Abold to deal with the back markers in his wake.

Eventually something had to give, as Graham and the lapped machine of Lou LeVea Sr. touched in turn one sending the No. 21 around in front of the pack. Gosek, Abold, Gruel, and Bond would all spin to avoid with Sitterly managing to slowly drive through the accident scene.

With the Speedway blocked, the red lights came on at lap 34.

Brian Sobus and Shaun Gosselin had to head to the pit area to make repairs as a result of the altercation in turn one.

Graham also went to the pit area, done for the night in the No. 21.

With the majority of the cars being declared as spinning or stopping to avoid the accident, the restart order would see Bellinger leading Gosek, Sitterly, Abold, Barnes, Gruel, Lavery, Snyder, and Danzer.

When the field came back to green Sitterly made quick work of Gosek, setting up the final 16-lap charge between Bellinger and Sitterly.

Two laps after the restart, Bond’s long night continued with a spin in turn one. The point leader coming into the night would make a wild charge a race’s end to somehow push back to eighth position.

Another caution on lap 44 slowed Bellinger’s momentum, giving Sitterly yet another shot on a late race restart, but it was not meant to be on this night as Bellinger and Sitterly ran away from the field with the No. 02 again visiting victory lane at Oswego in exciting fashion at the line.

“I was pretty much where I was,” said Sitterly. “Congratulations to the Bellingers, they are a good bunch of people. It was an awesome run for the kid, once we got behind him we were really just too tight. We got in that deal with Kody (Graham) and Joe (Gosek) a bit there, maybe it bent the front end some? I don’t know? If I tried to roll the outside, the front end would just take off into the dirt. Good job to those guys.”

Gosek returned to the podium in consecutive weeks driving his own No. 00.

“Our car was alright tonight,” said Gosek. “It wasn’t anything to compete for the win, but we’re getting better. I want to thank Mary (Gosek) and her whole Teal Team tonight, I wish we could have won for her, but it was a great night and I am sure all of her hard work will pay off.”

A total of 25 Novelis Supermodifieds were in the pit area Saturday including the first appearances of the season for Joey Payne in the Strong Racing No. 99, Logan Rayvals in the Rayvals No. 94, and Mike Barbera in the Barbera No. 45.

In town testing for Budweiser International Classic Weekend September 4-6, Payne started the main event, only completing 34-laps with an 18th place run.

Barbera completed just three laps before pulling pit side.

Rookie Rayvals, who turned a quick lap of 17.532 seconds in warm-ups, slid into the outside wall in his heat race and did not return for the main event. The racer appeared to only have rear wing damage.

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race victories went to Graham, Bellinger, and Gosek.

The Radical Race Gear Lap Leader and Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer Award went to Bellinger while Sitterly notched the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger Award.

Racing at Oswego Speedway continues on Saturday, August 22 with the Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20’s and a 50-lap Novelis Supermodified main.

Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. on August 22 with the grandstand opening and hot laps beginning at 4pm.

Kids 16 and under with paid adult and active military with I.D. are free.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Autograph Night presented by Bosco's Meats and U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodified Feature (50-laps): 1. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 2. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 05 - Jeff Abold, 5. 68 - Michael Barnes, 6. 52 - Dave Danzer, 7. 50 - Dave Gruel, 8. 47 - Bob Bond, 9. 0 - Tim Snyder, 10. 22 - Pat Lavery, 11. 79 - Brian Sobus, 12. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr, 13. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 14. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 15. 11 - Aric Iosue, 16. 21 - Kody Graham, 17. 06 - Dave Cliff, 18. 99 - Joey Payne, 19. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 20. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 21. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 22. 45 - Mike Barbera, 23. 20 - Michael Muldoon

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #02 - Brandon Bellinger

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #02 - Brandon Bellinger

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #7 - Otto Sitterly

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 21 - Kody Graham, 2. 22 - Pat Lavery, 3. 47 - Bob Bond, 4. 06 - Dave Cliff, 5. 11 - Aric Iosue, 6. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr, 7. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 8. 20 - Michael Muldoon

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 2. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 3. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 79 - Brian Sobus, 6. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 7. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 8. 99 - Joey Payne

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 00 - Joe Gosek, 2. 05 - Jeff Abold, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 52 - Dave Danzer, 5. 0 - Tim Snyder, 6. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 7. 94 - Logan Rayvals, 8. 55 - Keith Shampine, 9. 45 - Mike Barbera

 

 

Jason Barney Finally Finds Lucas Oil ESS Victory Lane with Last Lap Pass at Weedsport.

By Dean Reynolds

WEEDSPORT, NY – Every now and then you hear the cliché, always a bridesmaid and never the bride. Brewerton, NY’s Jason Barney was starting to think that saying was fact… that was until Sunday night at the Weedsport Speedway during the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Night of Legends.

Taking the lead in turns one and two on the very last lap from good friend Sammy Reakes, Barney brought home his PitStop Convenience Stores, X-1 chassis sprint to his first win of 2015 and ninth overall. The win came in front of many supporters and sponsors which made this victory extra special.

“We finally put it all together, I was tired of finishing second and felt we had a good car to win but just couldn’t get there.” said a relieved but happy winner. “When Sam got me on that restart I was going to do anything to get the lead back, I wanted to win this race!”

When Dave Farney waived the white flag it was Reakes a few car lengths in front but Barney did a go-for-broke slide job in turns one and two and the car stuck. He took the lead and the checkered flag that was worth $2,100 and also valuable points towards the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour as well.

“I really don’t know!” Jason exclaimed on how he did his winning move. “Sam got a little light in the front end coming off four and he opened up the bottom just enough. It was definitely a win it or wall it move. I made sure I wasn’t going to take him out but wasn’t not going to try it.”

The Weedsport oval came up tacky all night with a ample and tricky cushion to use. Barney relied on that cushion to take home this win. “Yea., can you believe it, I ran the top but that’s what the track gave us and that’s where you need to run.” Noted the Barney.

For Reakes, it was a last lap pass and a runner-up finish but he was all smiles afterwards. “I guess if you have to finish second it might as well be to Jay.” Said the Fulton, NY driver. “I thought we were going to get this one but with my front wing messed up I had to run a little different line to come off the corners and he took advantage of it.”

Barney led from his outside front row starting and during the numerous cautions and red flags, he always came out ahead on the double file restarts until the one on lap 22.

“I’m not sure if he stumbled or I just got the perfect shot off the cushion to get him but I had a real good start.” Reakes continued. “I thought I just might get this one after that but he beat me, it’s ok. But, it’s good to get back with ESS and get a good run. We will finish out the year here and hopefully we will get one here before the end.”

Steve Poirier came back from a blown engine in hot laps to unload the back up car, win the B-Main and collect hard charger honors by placing a hard earned third. Bryan Howland and Cory Sparks rounded out the top five.

The next five was made up of Tommy Wickham, Dave Axton, pole sitting Chris Steele, Paul Kinney and Darryl Ruggles.

The race was slowed by several cautions and three red flags but all drivers were ok and damage to each car was not severe.

ESS/Weedsport Notes - A large field of 34 sprints filled the pits in front of large crowd and the CNY track that has seen vast improvements, it was ESS’ first event since 2011…Nick Cooper made his first ever ESS start aboard the Ray Preston owned #22…Earlier in the day, Kenny Townsand was inducted into the ESS Hall of Fame in front of a large gathering that gave one of ESS pioneers a standing ovation…For the legends night more that 20 ESS stars from the past took part including a large autograph session…Next up for ESS is the annual Mach 1 Chassis Earl Halaquist Memorial paying $2,500 to win.

Lucas Oil ESS Night of Legends A-Main – Jason Barney ($2,100), Sam Reakes IV ($1,000), Steve Poirier ($900), Bryan Howland ($630), Cory Sparks ($590), Tommy Wickham ($660), Dave Axton ($480), Chris Steele ($420), Paul Kinney ($450), Darryl Ruggles ($400), Rob Dietrick ($385), Paulie Colagiovanni ($145), Shawn Donath ($300), Chuck Hebing ($590), Joe Trenca ($335), Dylan Swiernik ($355), Justin Barger ($275), Doug Emery ($295), Tim Axton ($265), Keith Granholm ($360), Mike Stelter ($280), Matt Tanner ($250), Parker Evans ($75), Derrick Juliano ($250)

Did Not Qualfy – Pete Richardson, Gordy Button, Dave Wickham, Nick Cooper, Jeff Cook, Alysha Ruggles, Will Glover, Denny Peebles, Chad Miller, Paul Habeck

Lap Leaders – Barney 1-22, Reakes 23-24, Barney 25

Car Mate Trailers $25 to win Heats – Barney, Sparks, Emery

Lacaillade Masonry $50 to win B-Main – Poirier

Wakt’s Hobby Town – Cobra Coaches Dash – Hebing $100

Bonuses:

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Poirier (13 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Barney $50

Ohsweken Speedway 20th Anniversary – Granholm $50

SUNY Canton Smart Move – D. Axton $50

Beard Sewer and Drain Determination Award – Granholm $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Sparks $35

Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time – Barney $25

9/11 Restoration – Kinney and Dietrick $25

Hoosier Tire – Hebing $200

Vahlco Wheels – Wickham $190

 

 

PDTR Fan Appreciation Night Winners were Rivest, Lee, McMullen and McGrath

8-15-2015 Plymouth, WI Amy Juech

Hot and humid weather welcomed spectators for fan appreciation night at PDTR. Drivers were given a very fast and tacky track for the evening. New for the next few weeks PDTR is trying a Grand Prix style qualifying system to determine heat race line ups, this week the Sprint cars were up.

Norb Rivest and Scott Schlafke lead the Cellcom Outlaw Compacts to the green flag. Norb Rivest lead laps one and two while grandson Brody was maneuvering through traffic. Lap three Brody Rivest was in control and not slowing down. By lap 7 Brody had a front stretch lead over Norb Rivest. Norb Rivest and Scott Schlafke made contact while battling for third place resulting in our first and only caution. After the restart Brody Rivest created a front stretch lead over Lonny Schlafke. Scott Schlafke worked his way through traffic and battled with Chris Maas for third. Donnie Welch attempted to take over fourth. Rivest (Sheboygan) was up to a half track lead over Lonny Schlafke (Sheboygan) as the checker flag waved. Third went to Scott Schlafke (Cleveland) followed by Chris Maas (Oakfield) and Donnie Welch (Saukville). Hard charger passing 6 was Brody Rivest (Sheboygan). Heat Winner: Ryan Mueller (Sheboygan)

Feldmann Sales and Service Grand Nationals were next with Roger Lee and Matt Loehr setting the pace. Roger Lee jumped out to an early lead. Matt Yancey, Brad Lubach, Brad Weiss and Michael Gilson were four wide at the back of the pack. All drivers spread out nicely; Justin Erickson attempted to pass Donny Kulow for eighth while ninth was contended by Richard Hed and Wil Sorce with a flat tire. Richard Hed lost the battle with popping noises resulting in him pulling off on lap 9. Roger Lee gained on lapped traffic by lap 10. Jeff Lammers attempted to pass Don Sorce Jr. for third. Brad Weiss left the track to the attention of his crew. Roger Lee had a backstretch lead over Don Sorce Jr. in the final laps. Matt Yancey also retired to the pits. Don Sorce Jr. slowly gained on Roger Lee. Double checkers flew in this caution free race for Roger Lee (Wind Lake) with a new track record of 6 minutes and 35 seconds over Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis) followed by Matt Loehr (Mt. Calvary), Jeff Lammers (Plymouth) and Tyler Kulow (New Holstein) rounding out the top five. Brad Lubach (Kiel) was hard charger passing 6 in Kevin Lubach’s car. Heat Winners: Steven Weber (Plymouth), Mark Fieber (Cascade), Tyler Kulow (New Holstein)

Brandon McMullen and Kurt Davis lead the Aldag Honald Mechanical Sprints to the green flag. Brandon McMullen pulled out to an early lead over Kurt Davis. A rough start for a few drivers in turn one, but they all stayed rolling. Randy Walters got tangled up and traveled through the infield. Brandon McMullen was up on lapped traffic by lap 4. Garrett Timothy scraped the wall and Tom Kruetz pulled his car into the infield with mechanical issues. Kevin Karnitz and Tim Haddy competed for thirteenth while Randy Sippel got a little squirrely in turn two. Scotty Thiel driving Drew Ludwigs car maneuvered through traffic and caught Jim Melis causing him to flip on the front stretch bringing out our first red flag. Brandon McMullen was out front for the restart with Kurt Davis behind. They came up on lapped traffic on lap 12. Donny Goeden was up to fifth after starting eleventh. Anthony Knierim and Dannon Tessmer tangled for another caution. Brandon McMullen probably didn’t want another restart with Donny Goeden so close behind. Right after the green flag waved for the restart Randy Walter hit the turn 1 and 2 wall flipping hard landing upside down. Walters throttle stuck as he was on the high side to pass cars on the restart. Kurt Davis has competition as Paul Pokorski attempted to pass. Brandon McMullen started to walk away with a front stretch lead over Kurt Davis. Mitchell Yurmanovich attempted to pass Tim Haddy for eighth. Haddy pulled into the pits as the yellow flew for a final time for Douglas Pietz coming to a rest on the racing surface. Donny Goeden attempted to pass Paul Pokorski for fourth on the final restart. Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) crossed the checkers first followed by Kurt Davis (West Allis), Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) and Randy Sippel (Elkhart Lake). Hard chargers were Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) and Douglas Pietz (Milwaukee) each passing 7. Donny Goeden was the evening’s fast qualifier. Heat Winners: Justin Miller (Plymouth), Randy Sippel (Elkhart Lake), Scotty Thiel (Sheboygan)

Johnsonville Sausage Late Models rolled trackside last with Tim Buhler and Mitch McGrath on the front row. Mitch McGrath pulled out to an early lead while other drivers bottled up behind. Aaron Holiday brought out the first caution, on the restart Tony Peterson got into the back of Jim Schmidt for a second caution. Jim Schmidt drew the third quick caution as he spun on the third attempt of the restart. Jim Letizia battled Kyle Odekirk for fourth. Mitch McGrath had over a front stretch lead on Rick Scheffler with Tim Buhler looking in. Mitch McGrath was upon lapped traffic on lap 9. Tim Buhler passed Rick Scheffler for second. Two more quick cautions for Charlie Schmidt and Chris Carlson tangling; next Rick Scheffler and Kyle Odekirk collided. Brad Mueller manages to sneak into second on the final restart, while Jim Schmidt attempted to pass Tim Buhler on the high side continually lap after lap. Mitch McGrath gained a front stretch lead over Brad Mueller as the laps wound down. Chris Carlson and Kyle Odekirk both retired to the pits on lap 18. Taylor Scheffler was trailing Tim Buhler with Turk Letizia looking in. Checkers flew for Mitch McGrath (Waukesha) followed by Brad Mueller (Random Lake), Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah), Jim Schmidt (Cleveland) and Jim Letizia (Milwaukee). Brad Mueller (Random Lake) and Jim Schmidt (Cleveland) were hard chargers each passing 7. Heat Winners: Tony Peterson (Big Bend), Mitch McGrath (Waukesha)

Thank you to Railroad Station in Saukville for being the evening’s trophy sponsor. Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Ream & Roath among Summer Slam Stars at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (August 15, 2015) – Bob Ream, Jr., and Ryan Roath took the headline feature events that topped off a hot night of racing action on Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park’s Fourth Annual Summer Slam.

While Ream, Jr., reeled in ASCS Southwest winged Sprint Car honors and Roath captured his first IMCA Modified win of the year at CSP, other Summer Slam victors included Chris McCurdy, Jr., in Pure Stocks, Joe Peterson in Renegades and Cody Batten in Micro Sprints.

In the winged Sprint Cars, Ream, Jr., made a late move around Lance Norick to take top ASCS Southwest honors in the 25-lap feature event. Ream, Jr., took his first CSP checkered flag of the year ahead of Norick with Billy Chester, Ryan Linder and Tyler Seavey in the top five.

Ryan Roath rallied from eighth to claim his first 9th World Vapor IMCA Modified feature win of the season ahead of pole starter Ty Rogers with Guy Norton, Garrett Funk and George Fronsman in the top five.

Chris McCurdy, Jr., snapped a five-race stretch of Matt Martinez and Zack Madrid Arizona Differential Pure Stock domination by racing to his fourth CSP win of the year in Pure Stocks ahead of Madrid and Martinez with Darren Olney and Marlowe Wrightsman also in the top five.

Joe Peterson raced from sixth to capture his first Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades win of the year ahead of John Romero and Chuck Thornton with Cody Batten picking up his second Micro Sprint win in the last three events by crossing the stripe in front of Kyle Huttenhow and 11th-starter Mason Keefer.

Action continues at Canyon Speedway Park on September 5-6 with the Arizona Differential Pure Stocks “Stock Car Shootout 100” with 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades, AMA Mod Lites and Dwarf Cars in action as well on both nights.

Canyon Speedway Park

Fourth Annual Summer Slam – August 15, 2015

ASCS Southwest Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 9-Ryan Linder, 2. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 3. 12-James Mosher, 4. 74-Tyler Seavey, 5. 15c-Joey Chester, 6. 4-Ryan Murphy, 7. 22-Mike Rux, Jr.

Heat Two: 1. 90-Lance Norick, 2. 8-Rob Ream, Jr., 3. 5c-Billy Chester, 4. 9s-Derek Sell, 5. 91-Casey Buckman, 6. 14-Cody Sickles, 7. 42-Danny Mathis.

“A” Feature: 1. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 2. 90-Lance Norick, 3. 15c-Joey Chester, 4. 9-Ryan Linder, 5. 74-Tyler Seavey, 6. 91-Casey Buckman, 7. 9s-Derek Sell, 8. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 9. 42-Danny Mathis, 10. 14-Cody Sickles, 11. 15c-Joey Chester, 12. 4-Ryan Murphy, 13. 12-James Mosher.

 

 

SHORT AND SHORT ONE-TWO AT THE LAURA STOCKON MEMORIAL RACE

Flora, IL - August 15, 2015 - Saturday night the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series raced at the revitalized Route 45 Raceway in a special event held in memory of Laura Stockon who was a lifelong supporter of sprint car racing and a former MSCS car owner. The feature distance was set at 32 laps as further recognition. The pre-race ceremony included driver introductions followed by the customary 4 wide parade lap. Then the parade was over and duals continued throughout the laps all back through the field.

Carson Short lead the first lap. Chase Stockon had a fast car and he took the lead on the second lap. He continued as the early leader and most likely the crowd?s sentimental favorite. He kept the 32 out front as Brady Short became the challenger. The duals intensified! Chase held off Brady Short while Carson Short had to contend with Jordan Kinser. Behind them more packs formed. The track was fast. The leaders began overtaking and lapping cars. Traffic forced lane changes. On lap 17 Chase made contact with Chet Williams on the backstretch and William?s car flipped. Chase?s car was pushed to the work area with a flat rear tire and other damage.

The race was restarted with Brady Short as the new leader. Carson Short would restart second. The top two in MSCS points had 15 laps to decide the race. Brady had a left rear tire that was low. There was another yellow for an incident in turn two during which Jadon Rogers spun. All efforts to catch Brady were futile. The Bedford Blaster collected another feature win. That was number 8 with MSCS this year. This one was worth $3,232 including the bonus money posted for the event.

Carson Short held off Jordan Kinser in an everlasting dual. Brandon Mattox was effective at the bottom of the track in moving up to finish fourth. James Lyerla converted a smooth run to a fifth place finish. Donny Brackett, Kent Schmidt, Tommy Rockwell, Jadon Rogers, and rookie of the year point leader Brandon Morin rounded out the top five.

Kent Schmidt was awarded the $300 for being the Angle Building Hard Charger for the Laura Stockon Memorial Race. He will also receive the usual Keizer Aluminum Wheels contingency award. Schmidt had started in next to the last row.

Brady Short and Jordan Kinser won the two heat races which offered prize money contributed by various sponsors. MSCS driver Brian ?Doc? Wallace was involved in an accident as the cars were hot lapping prior to the heat races. The throttle stuck and he took a wild ride. Precautionary measures dictated that he be transferred to the hospital for further evaluation.

The next event on the MSCS schedule will be that long awaited first appearance for the MSCS Sprint Cars at the Brownstown Speedway which is located just a mile South of Brownstown, IN, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. The feature will pay $2,000 to win.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY

?Laura Stockon Memorial? Route 45 Raceway Flora, IL August 15, 2015

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series:

First Heat - 11P Brady Short, 32 Chase Stockon, 4B Donny Brackett, 66 Jadon Rogers, 38 Chet Williams, 20 Steven Thomas, 1T Tyler Shoemaker, 27 Brian Wallace (DNS)

Second Heat - 9 Jordan Kinser, 21 Carson Short, 90 Patrick Budde, 95 Tommy Rockwell, 11 James Lyerla, 28 Brandon Mattox, 5K Kent Schmidt, 98 Brandon Morin

Feature (32 Laps) - 11P Brady Short, 21 Carson Short, 9 Jordan Kinser, 28 Brandon Mattox, 11 James Lyerla, 4B Donny Brackett, 5K Kent Schmidt, 95 Tommy Rockwell, 66 Jadon Rogers, 98 Brandon Morin, 90 Patrick Budde, 20 Steven Thomas, 1T Tyler Shoemaker, 32 Chase Stockon, 38 Chet Williams

 

 

BRADY SHORT COLLECTS THREE GRAND AT BLOOMINGTON

-NOW HAS THREE FEATURE WINS IN A ROW-

Bloomington, IN - August 14, 2015 - Brady Short demonstrated his mastery of the Bloomington Speedway in winning the feature Friday night. This time it was with the best of the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series providing the competition along with the regulars at the track looking to improve their standings in the track points. The victory was worth $3,000!

Twenty-one cars lined up to start the feature for the IU Surplus Store Summer Doubler. Shane Cottle and Jerry Coons Jr. made up the front row. Brady Short would start ninth. On the first attempt at a start the field had only made it into turns one and two when Donny Brackett spun. The 360 necessitated a complete restart.

Jerry Coons was fast enough to grab the lead on lap one and hold off Shane Cottle during the first third of the race. Robert Ballou had a strong car and moved into the lead with Jon Stanbrough taking second behind him. The top five became a close contest in which the front runners were lined up and battling to move up to the next position and not lose one in the process. Ballou suddenly spun in the fourth turn on lap 20. In the process he also collected Jon Stanbrough who could not avoid the car as it came around. With Stanbrough out of time in the work area and Ballou joining the back of the field, the race restarted with Short now the leader.

The ensuing feature victory was the third in a row in MSCS competition for Brady Short. It was his seventh in the series this season. He has won exactly half of the 14 features held so far. He increased his lead in the MSCS Points Standings to a wider margin of 17. Short races for car owner Cam Potorff and the ride is sponsored by Sipes Body and Glass and Indiana Stone Works.

Jerry Coons collected his second runner-up finish of the season at an MSCS race. Shane Cottle was third crossing the line ahead of Jordan Kinser and Max McGhee. Kinser had started sixteenth in the Hurst Brothers number 9. Justin Grant and Dave Darland were next. Darland had started last and thus completed a drive that would earn him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award. Nick Bilbee, C.J. Leary, and Carson Short rounded out the top ten. Robert Ballou would receive the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award with an eleventh place finish. Rookie points leader Brandon Morin was twelfth.

The four heat races were run in quick order with Shane Cottle, Jon Stanbrough, Jerry Coons Jr., and Robert Ballou winning. Jeff Bland Jr. earned the most passing points for the night during the third heat. Carson Short won the B Main. Chase Briscoe had the early lead and was on the way to a transfer to the feature when his engine blew. This provided one of three caution periods in the B. The yellow flag was brought out six times during the A Main. Provided as News and Information for MSCS

SUMMARY

Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, IN August 14, 2015 ?IU Surplus Store Summer Doubler?

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (28 Entries)

First Heat - 57 Shane Cottle, 5m Matt McDonald, 17 Nick Bilbee, 4P C.J. Leary, 5 Justin Grant, 21 Carson Short, 24P Shane Cockrum

Second Heat - 53 Jon Stanbrough, 11P Brady Short, 4B Donny Brackett, 98 Brandon Morin, 44 Eric Edwards, 77 Hunter O?Neal, 31 Dylan Shaw

Third Heat - 20 Jerry Coons Jr., 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 17M Max McGhee, 71 Bub Cummings, 11 James Lyerla, 35x Chris Babcock, 71B Braxton Cummings

Fourth Heat - 12 Robert Ballou, 11W Stephen Taylor, 15F Aaron Farney, 9 Jordan Kinser, 5B Chase Briscoe, 28 Brandon Mattox, 2E Dave Darland

B Main - 21 Carson Short, 5 Justin Grant, 71 Bub Cummings, 2E Dave Darland, 28 Brandon Mattox, 11 James Lyerla, 71B Braxton Cummings, 35X Chris Babcock, 5B Chase Briscoe, 31 Dylan Shaw

Feature (30 Laps) - 11P Brady Short, 20 Jerry Coons Jr., 57 Shane Cottle, 9 Jordan Kinser, 17M Max McGhee, 5 Justin Grant, 2E Dave Darland, 17 Nick Bilbee, 4P C.J. Leary, 21 Carson Short, 12 Robert Ballou, 98 Brandon Morin, 15F Aaron Farney, 11 James Lyerla, 44 Eric Edwards, 4B Donny Brackett, 11W Stephen Taylor, 5m Matt McDonald, 53 Jon Stanbrough, 71 Robert Cummings, 04 Jeff Bland Jr.

 

 

HAUDENSCHILD, DROWN, GARDNER, MARKHAM, WORKMAN, JOHNSON & DAWSON WORK TO EARN WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY WINS

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, August 15, 2015 By Mike Swanger

Although all the feature winners had won this year at Wayne County Speedway, they had to earn their wins on Hall’s Auto Sales night to collect the winner’s purse plus the Contingency Connection’s awards for the night. Jordan Harble and Clay Riney opened the Fisher Performance sprint feature on the front row with Harble grabbing the lead at the start. Shawn Hubler spun in turn three to bring out the first caution on lap three as Sam Ashworth went to the pits to change a flat tire and return. One more lap got recorded before Riney smacks the wall in turn 2 as he was in second ending his night. On the restart, Jamie Myers would make a move on Harble for the lead that would lead to Harble getting into the turn two guardrail and flipping over to bring out the red flag. He would walk away from the wreck ok. Danny Mumaw, who started 8th and blasted past Mitch Harble and Brad Haudenschild on lap two, was in second behind Myers and as the race went green again, would do a power slide on Myers going into turn one to take the lead with Haudenschild getting by Myers on lap seven. Mumaw would open up a good size lead on Haudenschild but his run at a win came to an abrupt stop in turn one on lap 11 as his machine stopped with rear end problems. This would put the Kempthorn Automall, Fire & Ice Pub and J & J Racing #38k of Haudenschild into the lead and the Wooster driver sped to his sixth win of the year. Last week’s winner, Mitch Harble passed Myers on lap 17 to take home second with Myers getting his season best finish of third while Beau Stewart also had a season best finish of fourth at WCS while Ashworth came back for fifth. Haudenschild and Jordan Ryan topped the heats. Looking for his first Lias Tire Super Late Model win of the year, heat winner Ryan Markham jumped into the lead from his pole position with Larry Bellman, Brad Malcuit and Wooster’s Doug Drown chasing, Malcuit would move to second on lap two while Drown dropped Bellman to fourth on the next circuit. Drown would pull into second on lap seven and as Markham ran the high groove and Drown the low side, Drown closed in. As the pair went down the backstretch on lap 12, Markham was slowed just a bit by a slower car and Drown edged past for the lead. Markham would storm back and was able to pull alongside Drown as they came out of turn four on lap 17. As Markham worked to get the lead back, he would smack hard into the front stretch wall at the five to go mark to end his race. Driving the Hall’s Auto Sales, Car Konnection and Wooster Glass #240, Drown would drive away from the field in the last four laps to record his 8th win at WCS. Malcuit collected second place as Cody Scott finished with his season best of third. First time visitor Lauren Longbrake was fourth as Bellman took fifth. Chase Alexander set the early pace of the Aamco Transmission Super Stock feature as points leader Nick Smith was second from their front row starting spots. Miamisburg’s Brandon Gardner would make it a three car battle early on as the threesome would be within a car length of each other. Using the high groove, Gardner would take second from Smith on lap six and then on the next lap, pull past Alexander for the lead. Alexander’s ride would come to a stop in turn four on lap 8 and could not continue. In the final five laps, Smith pressured Gardner for the lead as Paul Holmes, Don Baney and Tyler Thompson battled for third. Gardner and his Schaffer Racing Oil, RDL, and Rowtec #27g would hold off Smith by a car length to score his second win of the season at WCS and his 104th career win. Smith finished second for the sixth time to go with his 5 wins in 11 races at WCS. Holmes, last weeks winner, was third as Baney and Thompson filled out the top five. Heat winners were Gardner and Holmes. Points leader Charlie Duncan led the Harriger Towing Rush Late Models at the drop of the green with Brandon Gardner right behind as Justin Chance and Ashland’s Ryan Markham dueled for third. Markham would secure third place on lap four and then take second from Gardner on the next circuit. A caution flag for a stopped Jim Nicely on lap seven would put the cars in double file restart alignment with Duncan to the inside and Markham to the outside. The two would stay side by side in turns one and two but Markham and his H & T Demolition, Cool-It Thermotec and Rocket Chassis #5m would out drag race heat winner Duncan down the back stretch to take the lead and then held off Duncan the rest of the way to post his second win of the season. Chance ended up third with Jamie Wrightsman in fourth as Gardner finishing fifth. Directional Hydraulics sponsored the winners share of $300 for the WQKT Mini Stock main with Billy Parsons piloting into the early lead with Mitch Reichard, Gary Hensel Jr and 4 time winner Michael Workman in close pursuit. Workman would squeeze into second on lap three as Brad Hensel moved into the picture on lap five. Chris Priebe would bring out the yellow on lap eight and on the double file restart, Workman edged into the lead with Parsons, Hensel and Hensel Jr. all within a car length. Parsons pulled his car off with four laps to go as Workman and his Shreve based JD Trucking and S&M Motorsports #41w held off last weeks winner Brad Hensel to score his fifth victory of the season. Hensel Jr., Colton Priebe and Reichard rounded out the top five. Hensel Jr. and Parsons were the best in the heats. Jamie Johnson led all the way in the Flat Track Cart feature to put the RJR Racing and Double T Speedway #33 in victory lane for the second week in a row and third time this year. Steve Reed, Chuck Conway, Zach Myers and Daryl Conkle followed. Johnson also won the heat. For the second week in a row, Billy Dawson swept the races in the Mini Wedges as the Lakeville youngster put the Billy B Enterprises, Harriger Towing and DJ Directional Services #7b into victory circle for the sixth time. Jolene Voshel was second followed by Caitlin Johnson, Connor Hess and Logan Duncan. Next Saturday night, August 22 at Wayne County Speedway, the final race of this years Wayne County Speedway/Attica Raceway Park Super Late Model Series is set and there will be a $1,000 bonus for anyone who can beat Doug Drown on Saturday as that will go with the $1500 to win race. The Aamco Transmission Super Stocks will have a $1,000 to win feature also. Plus the Fisher Performance Sprints, the Harriger Towing Rush Late Models, the WQKT Mini Stocks and the Carts and Wedges all on the racing card. Check the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information.

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, August 15, 2015 FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Heat 1 Brad Haudenschild, Jordan Harble, Mitch Harble, Shawn Minor, Troy Kingan, Jeremy Shambaugh, Nick Patterson Heat 2 Jordan Ryan, Clay Riney, Jamie Myers, Danny Mumaw, Beau Stewart, Sam Ashworth Feature Brad Haudenschild, Mitch Harble, Jamie Myers, Beau Stewart, Sam Ashworth, Nick Patterson, Shawn Hubler, Troy Kingan, Jeremy Shambaugh, Danny Mumaw, Jordan Ryan, Jordan Harble, Clay Riney

LIAS TIRE SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Doug Drown, Larry Bellman, Brad Malcuit, Lauren Longbrake, Cody Scott, Jerry Aber, Randy Davis, Scott Smith, Ashley Todd, Ricky Holderbaum Feature Doug Drown, Brad Malcuit, Cody Scott, Lauren Longbrake, Larry Bellman, Jerry Aber, Randy Davis, Ryan Markham, Scott Smith, Ashley Todd, Ricky Holderbaum

 

 

Bubak Takes URSS Colorado Motor Sports Park Win

The United Rebel Sprint Series Colorado Region invaded Colorado Motor Sports Park to do battle at Colorado’s newest dirt track. Fifteen teams made the trek to Byers to vie for the $600.00 to win - $200.00 to start A Feature. The purse was given an extra $1,000.00 boost by the fine folks at K. W. Schramek Landscape Materials. The fans were treated to a night of great racing at Colorado’s newest 3/8’s mile oval.

Clint Schubert and Mark Besenberg lead the field to the green flag and jumped out to the early lead but before the first lap could be completed Luke Lucero fell victim to a stuck throttle and jumped Schubert’s right rear causing the pair to spin at the front of the field. Luckily everyone avoided the pair and amazingly no one got upside down in the scramble to avoid them.

On the restart, Coby Pearce jumped to the lead and began a run for the ages. Lap seven saw Scott Cochran move past Clint Schubert after battling for several laps. 2013-2014 URSS National Champion Jake Bubak started his run up through the field from his eighth starting spot looking to chase down Pearce who was leading. Back in the pack 14th starter Zach Blurton was weaving his way through traffic and made his way up to the sixth spot by lap fifteen.

Soon Johan Jacob, Mark Walinder and Blurton would swap spots back and forth for several laps as they were battling two and three wide through the corners. Blurton would eventually make his way to the fourth spot followed by Walinder and Jacob. Pearce continued to pace the field as by lap 20 he had lapped every car up to the fourth spot.

Lap 23 saw Pearce’s domination come to an end when his rear end let loose bringing oout the yellow and handing the lead to Cochrun. On the restart Cochrun night would come to an end as his left front tire came off coming for the green handing lead to Bubak

Bubak took the lead on the final restart with Bob Schaffer, Clint Shubert, Zach Blurton and Mark Walinder looking to pick up a spot or two in the remaining three laps. But it was not to be as Jake Bubak picked up his third win of the 2015 URSS Season.

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger winner was Zach Blurton moving up from 14th to finish in the 4th position.

Heat race winners were John Jacob, Jake Bubak and Mark Walinder.

The Cash Dash Winner was Mark Walinder

A Feature 1. Jake Bubak 2. Bob Schaeffer 3. Clint Schubert 4. Zach Blurton 5. Mark Walinder 6. John Jacob 7. Brian Hardman 8. Kevin Schramek 9. Mark Bensenberg 10. Butch Hardman 11. Scott Cochran (DNF) 12. Coby Pearce (DNF) 13. Nick Nichols (DNF) 14. Luke Lucero (DNF) 15. Nate Berry (DNS)

 

 

Season Champions Crowned, SODS Put on Show

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) The last points race of the season was one to remember at Plymouth Speedway Saturday night. The division champions were crowned and the Sprints on Dirt Series (SODS) visited the track for the second time this season.

Nick Yoder knew he had to finish at least in the 8th position in order to pick up the season championship in the Dickies Restaurant 600 Open Sprint division. He started on the pole, but quickly found himself in second place when Bradley Jameson got a good start on the field at the drop of the green flag. Eric Saunders passed Yoder for the second spot by lap eight. Yoder was able to keep his third place running position throughout the remainder of the caution-free 20-lap feature. Dylan Woodling showed speed in the contest making his way into the second place spot after a mistake by Saunders out of turn four on lap 15. Jameson won the feature with Woodling in second and Yoder in third.

“I was hoping for a top five finish in tonight’s race, but I’ll take my first feature win in this event. This is great!” said Jameson.

Yoder thanked all who stood behind him this season in helping him pick up the championship.

“This week was long, but it was worth it to see how it would play out,” commented Yoder. “We worked so hard to get to where we are today. We had a goal and we met it. Thank you to everyone who helped us get it.”

Even a penalty for jumping a restart didn’t phase Phil Gressman as he picked up the win in the SODS race. His winged sprint was side-by-side pole sitter Jared Delong by lap 13 of the 25-lap feature. Lapped traffic helped Gressman get by Delong on lap 16. They finished in the first and second position while Devin Dobie was able to pass Shawn Dancer on lap nine to finish in the third place spot.

“It took a lot to end up here. My boys here helped me get it done. We made some changes to the car and got the win,” said Gressman.

Jamie Lomax had enough points going into Saturday night’s Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds race to win the championship. He started on the pole and had the lead for the first 11 laps but Derek Losh caught up to Lomax to make it a side-by-side battle for the lead. Losh was able to get out ahead of Lomax where he scored the win. Lomax was able to finish second while Frank Marshall successfully defended his third place track position throughout the race.

“The track was good as well as the racing. Everything worked out for us,” stated Losh.

This is Lomax’s second consecutive championship in the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modified Division.

“It’s great going out and racing every week. The racing is great and the track is great,” smiled Lomax.

Not only did he win the Walmart Thunder Stocks Championship, he won Saturday’s feature at the Playground of Power. John Rhoads set sail while Jim Henson and Mike Hoagland literally bumped fenders for track position in the 20-lap race. They met for position by lap six and the pair swapped positions on laps 13 and 14. On the last lap, Henson bumped Hoagland out of the way to take the the second podium spot while Hoagland crossed the line in third.

“I’ve been racing since 1998 and hadn’t won a championship. I finally did it and I have my family and friends to thank for everything. This really means a lot,” stated an emotional John Rhoads.

Derek Davis won his first feature race of the season in the Bane-Welker Cyber Stocks on Saturday night in his first race at Plymouth Speedway. He started in the second spot in the running order and it didn’t take very long to get the lead. He had to fend off Guy Sutton who made it into the top of the running order from starting at the tail by lap nine. Sutton couldn’t make the pass, but Davis and Sutton were running side-by-side near the end of the race. Lapped traffic would play a part in the outcome as Davis took the win, Murphy got by Sutton thanks to slower cars and Sutton finished third.

“This race was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to do it again!” said Davis.

Loren Swanson finished sixth in the feature, but claimed the championship in the Bane-Welker Cyber Stock division.

“It was a close battle with Kirby Trent throughout the season and we had to work to be able to get here. The hard work paid off,” said Swanson.

David Short was able to work his way around the track to win another feature in the WTCA Super Streets and he also won the division championship. Short had Roger Duszynski in his rear view mirror the entire race but didn’t lose focus. Duszynski couldn’t get by and took home the second place trophy. Calvin Peek, Jr. found Bob McLean on lap 15 and worked side-by-side to get the last podium spot with five laps to go. As they rounded turn four, Peek, Jr. got the spot and bumped McLean out of a top three finish.

“Duszynski ran me hard and made me earn that win tonight. I’m a racer at heart and loved it. My wife set a goal this year to win the championship and we did it. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen,” commented Short.

That’s the end of the season at Plymouth Speedway, but there are three races yet this year for fans to enjoy. The Great American Racing Series will invade Plymouth Speedway for the Down-N-Dirty 125 on Saturday, Aug. 29, The World Series of Dirt is on Sept. 12 and the World of Outlaws show will be on Oct. 17. For more information, visit our website at www.plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

SEGER WINS HIS 1ST EVER AT SHARON IN HIS RETURN TO 410 SPRINT RACING; CLAY WINS 1ST IN OVER A YEAR IN MODS; CAROTHERS, LAMBERT & PROPER REPEAT IN STOCKS, ECONOS & MINIS

By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH August 15, 2015 Sharon Speedway dodged some storms and was able to complete another program on Saturday night as the great stretch of weather throughout July and August continued. A strong crowd witnessed great racing in the final appearance of the season by the "410" Sprint Cars as all five features were determined by less than one-second of a margin! Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane on Lincoln Electric Night were Jimmy Seger-410 Sprint Cars, Dwayne Clay-Summit Racing Equipment (E) Modifieds, Brian Carothers-Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, Butch Lambert-HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Andy Proper-Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks.

There's no question it's been a tough week in the Sprint Car world, but on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway, Jimmy Seger completed what could be called a miraculous comeback to be standing in victory lane after winning his first ever feature at the track. Seger was critically injured in a terrifying crash last June at Williams Grove Speedway. He recently made his return to racing in a "305" Sprint, but "410" racing is where Seger wanted to be and he showed he's ready to be back as he drove the race of his career to hold off hard charging Brandon Matus by just 0.304 of second in the 25-lap feature!

"I need to thank Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior for letting me be here a year later and to be able to race at Sharon Speedway," expressed the emotional Morrisdale, Pa. driver, who just celebrated his 28th birthday on Wednesday. "I saw Brandon's nose poking in there. I didn't have anything left. I tried pulling my wing back a little bit, but I had too much bite in the rear. I've never won here before- this is all new and cool!"

An invert six from the heat races put Seger alongside one-time Sharon winner, Dan Kuriger. Seger used the fast outside line around the 3/8-mile to take the lead. Matus, who won scored an upset Ohio Speedweek All Star win at the track in 2012, started fifth and raced by Gary Edwards for fourth on lap two. Seger quickly pulled away from the field opening up a near straightaway lead on Kuriger, while eighth starting Eric Williams followed Matus by Edwards for fifth on lap four.

Seger caught lapped traffic on lap 10 and got a break when the third place running Jimmy Morris III spun in turn one. Morris tried to keep moving, but Edwards and Shetler spun in the process bringing out the first caution with 10 laps scored. This moved Matus to third with Williams and Jack Sodeman, Jr. now fourth and fifth. Two more laps were completed before Eric L. Williams spun around on the backstretch.

Back under green, Kuriger looked like he found a fast line as he pulled his wing back and began to close in on Seger; however, another caution wasn't what Kuriger wanted to see. On the ensuing restart, Matus snuck under Kuriger in turn two and down the backstretch for second on lap 15. As the laps ticked off, Matus moved up to the top in turns one and two and found a good line around the bottom of turns three and four as he really cut into Seger's lead by lap 22.

Matus got a great run off the bottom of turn four with the white flag waving as Seger's car continued to loosen up. With lapped traffic ahead, Matus stayed committed to the bottom heading into turn one. It was a near side-by-side race on the final lap and a drag race to the checkered flag with Seger barely holding on in his Seger Industrial Radiator/Denochick Logging and Clearing/Jim McBride Enterprises/BJD Motorsports-sponsored #25.

"Jack Sodeman (Jr.) has been one of the biggest blessings to our racing team that has ever come down the line," revealed Seger, who became the 153rd driver to win a Sprint Car feature in the history of Sharon. "We've went all over the place to race and down East. We got help, but it wasn't enough. Jack lays it out on the line and tells you the truth and it is what it is. I have to thank my father. I had to beg him to race. He was miserable all week so I had to give him a little coaching on being happy. We stuck the motor in this thing, he heard it thumping and it was like a light came on for him. Thanks to everyone and the fans for coming out and supporting this."

Kuriger held off Williams and Sodeman for third. Sodeman, the last Sharon Sprint Champion in 2010, won Friday night at Lernerville for the first time in two years in his own car and was Seger's teammate on his Saturday night. Carl Bowser came on strong at the end finishing sixth after starting 12th as Dennis Wagner, 14th starting A.J. Flick, , Michael Bauer, and Russ Sansosti completed the top 10. Heat races were won by Shetler, Matus, and Edwards over the 22-car field.

Dwayne Clay passed Jeff Johnson on lap six and went on to win his first Modified race since June 21, 2014 in the 20-lap Summit Racing Equipment feature. Clay became the season's sixth different winner. "I didn't want to see that last caution," acknowledged the 50-year-old Mineral Ridge, Ohio veteran. "My guy on the backstretch is telling me what a little lead I had. I was trying to keep my rhythm and hit my marks and knew I would be ok, but these guys are tough and good. I have to thank God for all of the blessings in my life. My crew works their butts off on this car. I was getting nervous I wasn't going to win one this year. I think this is one of the toughest divisions there is."

Clay started alongside Johnson, but it was Johnson leading the first five laps in his search of his season's first win before a caution slowed action for the first time for a spin by Jacob Eucker. Johnson chose the outside for the restart giving Clay the bottom and that would prove beneficial for Clay as he made it work taking the lead on the restart. A caution for Amanda Stiffler's spin with 17 laps completed was all that would slow Clay from his eighth career win. Clay took the checkered flag by a margin of 0.810 of a second in his Deforest Used Parts/Clay Bros. Transportation-sponsored #007.

A lot of good racing and position swapping was taking behind Clay. Even though Johnson came home second, he lost the spot to Mike Kinney between laps 16-17. Kinney, who looked to make a charge at Clay, would end up losing two spots on the final restart to fade to fourth as Joe Gabrielson came on strong at the end to claim to third. Gabrielson earned the $25 Summit Racing Equipment Hard Charger certificate from his seventh place starting spot. Scott Stiffler came from ninth to fifth as point leader Will Thomas III, Paul Davis, Amanda Stiffler, Jason Longwell, and Russ Dunn completed the top 10. Heat winners were Johnson and Clay.

Brian Carothers led all but the opening three laps to capture his season's second win holding off point leader Mike Clark in the 15-lap Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars. Carothers then drew the number one pill in victory lane to earn a pair of pit passes for next Saturday compliments of Hovis Auto & Truck Supply!

"Tonight was our owner Jerry Sanford's picnic and he told all of the employees to come on out," explained the 36-year-old Youngstown, Ohio driver. "I guess we couldn't have picked a better night to get this done. That along with the flat tire that took us out last week kind of had me fired up today. I was trying to cool the right rear down a little under caution as it was giving up a little bit, but I wasn't going to give up. This year has been really good for us. The sponsors are happy and showing up and it makes it fun. I have to thank everyone that came here to support us tonight along with the track management and staff- they do a great job."

One-time winner, Mike Miller, earned the pole position after an invert zero from the heat races. Miller and Carothers ran side-by-side for the lead on laps three and four. Carothers made the pass for the lead in turn two as front end problems would sideline Miller under caution for a Brian Mulichak spin with three laps scored. Clark would restart second over Jacob Billyk, Tim Deutsch, and Brent Coleman.

The next 10 laps were completed caution-free as Carothers opened up a comfortable lead, while the battle raged for second with Clark trying to fend off the likes of Billyk, Deutsch, and Bob McCann. McCann, who started eighth, was on the move as he got by Deutsch then passed Billyk for third on lap 11. A caution for a spin by Gary Robinson tightened the field and turned out to be a big break for Deutsch.

The final two laps saw Carothers hold off Clark for his seventh career win by just 0.847 of a second in his Boardman Steel/Acura of Boardman/Lawless Industries/Don's Hair Den/529 Design/Select Body Service/Southern Auto Parts-sponsored #02c. Deutsch would pass both Billyk and McCann to take third at the finish as McCann was fourth with Billyk dropping to fifth for his third top five in just four starts. Miller and Carothers won the heat races.

Butch Lambert won his first career Sharon feature on opening night back on May 2, but had only made three starts since; however, Lambert was back on Saturday night and captured a hard-fought victory in the 15-lap HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mod feature.

"That was a blast- I love racing with these guys," expressed the 42-year-old Valencia, Pa. resident. "All the guys that are running up front can win. Mike (Hendrickson) the car owner said earlier in the night it's pretty much a matter of whoever starts in front of who. We're all pretty tough and equal, which makes it even tougher, but a lot of fun to race. I didn't want to see that last restart. Ryan (Fraley) is fast and I knew I couldn't let him get to the outside. I was pretty good on top. I figured he gave me a slide job so I'd give him one back. I have to thank Mike and his family- without him I wouldn't be doing this. I got rid of all of my stuff and he put the fun back into it for me. The car has been awesome every night."

Lambert started from the pole position, but it was fourth starting point leader Ryan Fraley on the move. Fraley passed Jamie Scharba for second on lap three then went after Lambert and caught the leader on the seventh circuit. The duo put on a great side-by-side battle with Fraley putting a slide job on Lambert to lead lap 10, but Lambert returned the favor one lap later to regain the lead on lap 11.

Two final cautions bunched up the field. Last week's winner, Steve Haefke, started eighth and came on strong in the closing laps. He passed both Casey Bowers and Fraley on a lap 12 restart and made a run at Lambert. The two were side-by-side in the final laps, but it was Lambert holding on by just 0.404 of a second in the Mike Hendrickson-owned, Townsend Gas & Oil/Whitehill's Garage/Leisure Time Power Sports/Brad Penn Oil/Hoosier Tires/VP Fuels-sponsored #19.

Haefke received a $25 gift certificate from Summit Racing Equipment for being the hard charger advancing six positions. Sixth starting Bowers was third as Fraley dropped to fourth over Scharba. Heat victors were Fraley and Jason Longwell.

Andy Proper was running third when he took the white flag in the 12-lap Deforest Used Parts Mini Stock feature, but a couple minutes later he was standing in victory lane for the second time this season after getting by Bill Fuchs and then the slowing leader Pete Blazczak. Proper also received a $25 Summit Racing Equipment gift certificate for being the hard charger advancing 10 positions. Proper said it was his 13th overall win of 2015!

"The cautions really helped me," acknowledged the 43-year-old Tidioute, Pa. racer. "I had a lot of good cars in front of me. I had a great battle with Todd Hanlon, Jim Haefke, and Bill Fuchs. I think the 77 (Pete Blazczak) would have won that, but had some problems on the last lap. I got lucky tonight- that's for sure. My heat race was horrible. I tried a different setup so I had to come from back and put my old setup back in. It's a fast car and you have to test sometimes, but it worked out. I can't wait to come back here in September. I have to thank my friends, family, and sponsors."

Like Lambert, Blazczak won on opening night, but had only made two appearances since. Blazczak was back on Saturday night with a new car and appeared headed for victory. Blazczak started on the pole and three cautions were pretty much all the slowed his run until he began to slow on the final lap. A mad scramble down the frontstretch saw 11th starting Proper sneak by for his second win in his Phillips Auto Care/Kunick Automotive/Cornfield 500-sponsored #17. Fuchs also got by the slowing Blazczak to finish second as he is close to clinching his third championship. Blazczak barely held off Jim Haefke, Jr. for third. Jamie Maxwell was fifth. Haefke and Joe Campbell were heat race winners.

410 Sprint Cars (25 laps, $1,500 to-win): 1. JIMMY SEGER (25) 2. Brandon Matus (13) 3. Dan Kuriger (08) 4. Eric Williams (7) 5. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (Seger 25S) 6. Carl Bowser (10) 7. Dennis Wagner (38) 8. A.J. Flick (2) 9. Michael Bauer (46) 10. Russ Sansosti (23s) 11. Brent Matus (33) 12. Gary Edwards (57) 13. Jason Dolick (D12) 14. Dan Shetler (7K) 15. Gale Ruth, Jr. (1R) 16. Eric L. Williams (4w) 17. Jimmy Morris (16) 18. Mike Flynn (VanTassel 12X) 19. Bobby Siegel (91) 20. Zach Morrow (27)-DNS 21. Shawn Minor (3M)-DNS 22. Donny Minor (22M)-DNS.

Summit Racing Equipment (E) Modifieds (20 laps): 1. DWAYNE CLAY (007) 2. Jeff Johnson (Smith 1) 3. Joe Gabrielson (58) 4. Mike Kinney (3) 5. Scott Stiffler (14) 6. Will Thomas III (9) 7. Paul Davis (3D) 8. Amanda Stiffler (14A) 9. Jason Longwell (Petsko 00) 10. Russ Dunn (White 53) 11. Jeremy Double (83) 12. Levi Spinneweber (Peterman 11) 13. Jacob Eucker (64).

Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars (15 laps): 1. BRIAN CAROTHERS (02c) 2. Mike Clark (7) 3. Tim Deutsch (11D) 4. Bob McCann (Fornataro USA1) 5. Jacob Billyk (4) 6. Dan Fedorchak (Bruno x7) 7. Lee Patrick (Bolyard 05) 8. Tony Bruno (97) 9. Troy DeZarn (21D) 10. Brian Mulichak (36D) 11. Mark Hopkins (69H) 12. Gary Robinson (44R) 13. Brent Coleman (01) 14. Mike Miller (T6) 15. Gary Miller, Jr. (1M)-DNS 16. Shane Smith (299)-DNS.

HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods (15 laps): 1. BUTCH LAMBERT (Hendrickson 19) 2. Steve Haefke (41) 3. Casey Bowers (20) 4. Ryan Fraley (12) 5. Jamie Scharba (11S) 6. Jason Longwell (7s) 7. Brian Foley, Jr. (16JSR) 8. Keith Felicetty (98) 9. Wayne Daniels (4) 10. Chris Clay (99) 11. Jeff Webber (25) 12. Dan McEwen (44) 13. Brad Blackshear (19) 14. Haley Lapcevich (77).

Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks (12 laps): 1. ANDY PROPER (17) 2. Bill Fuchs (10) 3. Pete Blazczak (77) 4. Jim Haefke, Jr. (421) 5. Jamie Maxwell (6) 6. Matt Rubright (X) 7. Robert Wagner (35) 8. Darren McAninch (43) 9. Pat Hanlon (7H) 10. Joe Keney (15K) 11. Joe Campbell (40c) 12. Ed Roberts (6R) 13. Pat Drennan (Sirrine 24) 14. Logan Keney (16) 15. Scott Hites (66)-DNS.

Coming up next Saturday night (August 22) is the return of the RUSH Late Models. Joining the Late Models will be the Big-Block Modifieds, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Stock Cars, Econo Mods, and Mini Stocks. Kids bike races will be held at intermission. Regular pricing is in effect with $10 general admission for those 14 and over. 13 and under are free. Pits open at 4 p.m. with grandstands at 5 and heat races at 7. Pit passes are $30.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Shuman Sensational at Springfield

Springfield, MO(August 15, 2015)- Taking over the lead on lap ten, Casey Shuman went unchallenged the rest of the way to pick up his fourth win of 2015 at Springfield Raceway on Saturday night. Mitchell Moore led the Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED field to the green flag. He moved immediately into the lead using the low line on the speedway as Kenny Potter was second early. By lap two, Shuman had moved into third from his sixth starting spot as he used the high line and methodically cut into Moore's lead. On lap five, Shuman moved past Potter and set his sights on Moore. As Shuman inched closer to the top spot, Riley Kreisel was able to work his way past Potter and into third. With six laps completed, the red came out for Ryan Rector, who turned over on his side in turn two. Rector was finished for the evening. On the restart, Moore again set the pace using the low line as Shuman used the high line of the speedway. By lap nine, Shuman had again inched closer to Moore and at the completion of lap ten, Shuman worked his way past Moore and into the top spot. At this point, the top five consisted of Shuman, Moore, Kreisel, Potter, and John Helm. With Shuman slowly building a bigger lead over Moore, Kreisel, and Potter, seventeenth-starting Kyle Bellm moved into fifth on lap twelve. Shuman would continue to increase his lead over the last half of the race as he also increased his lead in the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED point standings in his Hockett Racing/Korte Transportation #75. Moore was a strong second in his Kelly Potter owned #51 as he was followed closely by Riley Kreisel in the Rick Smith owned #90. Potter was fourth in his own #55 with first time WAR starter Bellm fifth in the Dennis Jones owned #1. Fifteenth starting Cody Baker was sixth with Chris Parkinson, Helm, Jeff Wingate, and Taylor Walton rounding out the top ten. The WAR Series will next be in action on Saturday August 29th as they make their first ever appearance at the 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS. A race has been added to the schedule as WAR will join the ASCS Warrior region for a winged and non-winged sprint car show at the Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, MO on Friday September 4th. https://www.facebook.com/groups/122872191163959/ If you would like to know more about the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Series presented by Next LED, please go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/122872191163959/ and join the WAR Facebook page.

1st Heat-10 laps 1. 75-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ (1); 2. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (8); 3. 95-Rik Forbes, Omaha, NE (2); 4. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (7); 5. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (4); 6. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (9); 7. 88RR-Ryan Rector, Jasper, MO (5); 8. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO (3)-DNF; 9. 1-Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO (6); 10. 11-Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (DNS) 2nd Heat-10 laps 1. 31-Casey Wills, Sperry, OK (4); 2. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (1); 3. 1A-Adam Jones, Wright City, MO (8); 4. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (5); 5. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (6); 6. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO (9); 7. 13-Clyde Knipp, California, MO (7); 8. 88-Chad Tye, Independence, MO (2); 9. 3-Dustin Adams, Crystal City, MO (10); 10. 67-T.J. Cain, Wichita, KS (3)-DNF A-Main-25 laps 1. 75-Casey Shuman (5); 2. 51-Mitchell Moore (1); 3. 90-Riley Kreisel (7); 4. 55-Kenny Potter (3); 5. 5. 1-Kyle Bellm (17); 6. 38-Cody Baker (15); 7. 65-Chris Parkinson (10); 8. 12-John Helm (9); 9. 8-Jeff Wingate (11); 10. 93-Taylor Walton (8); 11. 1A-Adam Jones (2); 12. 95-Rik Forbes (6); 13. 88-Chad Tye (16); 14. 13-Clyde Knipp (12); 15. 3-Dustin Adams (14); 16. 31-Casey Wills (4)-DNF; 17. 88RR-Ryan Rector (13)-DNF; DNS: 9-Casey Baker; 11-Chris Morgan; 67-TJ Cain.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Autograph Night presented by Bosco's Meats and U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodified Feature (50-laps): 1. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 2. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 3. 00 - Joe Gosel, 4. 05 - Jeff Abold, 5. 68 - Michael Barnes, 6. 52 - Dave Danzer, 7. 50 - Dave Gruel, 8. 47 - Bob Bond, 9. 0 - Tim Snyder, 10. 22 - Pat Lavery, 11. 79 - Brian Sobus, 12. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr, 13. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 14. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 15. 11 - Aric Iosue, 16. 21 - Kody Graham, 17. 06 - Dave Cliff, 18. 99 - Joey Payne, 19. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 20. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 21. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 22. 45 - Mike Barbera, 23. 20 - Michael Muldoon

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #02 - Brandon Bellinger

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #02 - Brandon Bellinger

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #7 - Otto Sitterly

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 21 - Kody Graham, 2. 22 - Pat Lavery, 3. 47 - Bob Bond, 4. 06 - Dave Cliff, 5. 11 - Aric Iosue, 6. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr, 7. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 8. 20 - Michael Muldoon

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 2. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 3. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 79 - Brian Sobus, 6. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 7. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 8. 99 - Joey Payne

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 00 - Joe Gosek, 2. 05 - Jeff Abold, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 52 - Dave Danzer, 5. 0 - Tim Snyder, 6. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 7. 94 - Logan Rayvals, 8. 55 - Keith Shampine, 9. 45 - Mike Barbera

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Pathfinder Bank SBS Feature (30-laps): 1. 50 - Dave Cliff, 2. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 3. 74 - Mike Bond, 4. 93 - JJ Andrews, 5. 87 - Matt Magner, 6. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 7. 98 - Jason Simmons, 8. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 9. 9 - Jack Patrick, 10. 8 - Josh Kerr, 11. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 12. 3 - Chris Proud, 13. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 14. 76 - Scott Shafer, 15. 24 - Dennis Richmond, 16. 54 - Camden Proud, 17. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 18. 22 - Mike Bruce, 19. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 20. 14 - Alex Mcrae, 21. 15 - James Babcock, 22. 88 - Ron Pratt

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #87 - Matt Magner

Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer: #87 - Matt Magner

White's Car Care 4th Place: #93 - JJ Andrews

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #93 - JJ Andrews

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #22 - Mike Bruce

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 74 - Mike Bond, 2. 50 - Dave Cliff, 3. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 4. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 5. 9 - Jack Patrick, 6. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 7. 24 - Dennis Richmond, 8. 88 - Ron Pratt

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 98 - Jason Simmons, 2. 8 - Josh Kerr, 3. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 4. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 5. 76 - Scott Shafer, 6. 14 - Alex McRae, 7. 15 - James Babcock

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 93 - JJ Andrews, 3. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 4. 54 - Camden Proud, 5. 87 - Matt Magner, 6. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 7. 3 - Chris Proud

 

 

Kyle Hirst Sweeps Ore-Cal Challenge With Southern Oregon Speedway Triumph

By Ben Deatherage Southern Oregon Speedway would be the site of the second and final round of the 2015 Ore-Cal Challenge with the Western Sprint Tour on Saturday August 15th. It would also mark the final occasion the WST will compete in the state of Oregon for the rest of the season. Fourteen total cars would be present in the pit area from the states of Oregon, Washington, and California.

Jared Peterson of Stanwood, Washington would get the early race lead off of the initial start only to have to give it up due to a caution flag. The Finley Farms/CLT Logging/Rider Racing Engines #77 Maxim of Chico, California's Kyle Hirst, driving for car owners Scott and Jason Finley, would get the top spot on the second attempt. Hirst would set a very rapid pace after that.

Once Kyle Hirst hit lapped traffic it looked like Peterson would overtake him but Hirst was able to make a few key moves to maneuver around the slower cars to distance himself from the rest of the field again. Hirst would be briefly held up for a couple of circuits late in the main but was able to get clear when it counted. Hirst would sweep the Ore-Cal Challenge to collect his second career WST victory and the second time he has won the overall Ore-Cal Challenge title.

Jared Peterson would finish second in the Roger Henderson owned Cascade Auto Recycling/Island Muffler & Brake/Bailey Brothers Performance Center/Dave Qualow Trucking #7N KPC followed by the Starks Timber Processing/Southland Equipment Limited/MASCO Petroleum/T&C Concepts #55 J&J of Trey Strarks from Puyallup, Washington in third. The rest of the top five was made up of Cottage Grove's Patrick Dills, in fourth, piloting his Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law/Oregon State Representative Cedric Ross Hayden/M.D. Yearous Logging/Devine Continuous Gutters #5D KPC while the All Star Powdercoating/Corban Learning Center #21 KPC of Colby Wiesz from Colfax, California in fifth.

Trey Starks was fast time of the night and Jared Peterson would win the trophy dash. Heat race winners included Central Point's Chadd Noland, driving his BC Motorsports/Biomass One #13 KPC, and Peterson.

The Western Sprint Tour will wrap up the whole entire season at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Washington on Friday September 25th and Saturday the 26th. For the latest news and information regarding the WST log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Western Sprint Tour Race #11/Ore-Cal Challenge Round #2 Saturday August 15th, 2015 Southern Oregon Speedway White City, Oregon

A Feature : 1. 77-Kyle Hirst; 2. 7N-Jared Peterson; 3. 55-Trey Starks; 4. 5D-Patrick Dills; 5. 21-Colby Wiesz; 6. 8R-Steven Tiner; 7. 13-Chadd Noland; 8. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 9. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 10. 9-D.J. Freitas; 11. 10K-Don Waddell; 12. 12-Jared Ridge; 13. 04-Todd Whipple; 14. 85-Ricky Ashley

Dash : 1. 7N-Jared Peterson; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst; 3. 5D-Patrick Dills; 4. 55-Trey Starks; 5. 21-Colby Wiesz; 6. 8R-Steven Tiner

Heat 1: 1. 13-Chadd Noland; 2. 55-Trey Starks; 3. 21-Colby Wiesz; 4. 85-Ricky Ashley; 5. 12-Jared Ridge; 6. 9-D.J. Freitas; 7. 10K-Don Waddell

Heat 2: 1. 7N-Jared Peterson; 2. 5D-Patrick Dills; 3. 8R-Steven Tiner; 4. 77-Kyle Hirst; 5. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 6. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 7. 04-Todd Whipple

Qualifying : 1. 55-Trey Starks; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst; 3. 12-Jared Ridge; 4. 7N-Jared Peterson; 5. 9-D.J. Freitas; 6. 8R-Steven Tiner; 7. 21-Colby Wiesz; 8. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 9. 13-Chadd Noland; 10. 5D-Patrick Dills; 11. 85-Ricky Ashley; 12. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 13. 10K-Don Waddell; 14. 04-Todd Whipple

Current Western Sprint Tour Point Standings (Top Ten): 1. 55-Trey Starks 911; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst 702; 3. 11-Roger Crockett 694; 4. 22-Garen Linder 647; 5. 5D-Patrick Dills 635; T 11K-Michael Kofoid 635; 7. 94/8R-Steven Tiner 633; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox 622; 9. 96-Greg Hamilton 576; 10. 21-Colby Wiesz 545

Final Ore-Cal Challenge Point Standings 1. 77-Kyle Hirst 196; 2. 55-Trey Starks 186; 3. 7N-Jared Peterson 165; T 21-Colby Wiesz 165; 5. 5D-Patrick Dills 160; 6. 12-Jared Ridge 149; ; 7. 94/8R-Steven Tiner 144; 8. 9-D.J. Freitas 142; 9. 11K-Michael Kofoid 137; 10. 13-Cadd Noland 135; 11. 04-Todd Whipple 127; 12. 4D-Cooper Desbiens 126; 13. 7K-Kenny Allen 72; 14. 45-Brent McGrath 68; 15. 10K-Don Waddell 63; 16. 85-Ricky Ashley 61

 

 

Must See Racing Report

ANDERSON, Ind. – It’s been said for many years at Anderson Speedway that races are won and lost on restarts.

In Saturday night’s Must See Racing 50 at the famed quarter-mile high-banks, series points leader Jimmy McCune saw the winning side of that adage play out in his favor, while Grant Galloway swallowed the bitter pill of defeat.

McCune took advantage after Galloway spun his tires on a lap 31 restart and charged around the outside in turn three, taking the lead and opening up a half-straightaway advantage over the final 20 laps en route to his second-consecutive Anderson victory in MSR competition.

The win is McCune’s second of the season and extends his points margin over nephew Anthony with just two months remaining before the series’ 2015 finale on October 24.

“I couldn’t see a whole lot [out the front of the car], but I was determined that I was going to get around [Galloway] on that restart and that was how it was going to be,” McCune explained in Engine Pro Victory Lane. “I didn’t care what it took. It was just about laying the gas pedal to the mat and going. I knew the car was pretty good, and when it stuck on the outside I just said, ‘Okay, let’s go.’”

The race was dicey from the drop of the green flag, as polesitter and three-time Pay Less Little 500 champion Jeff Bloom darted away from the pack to lead the first seven laps before becoming the meat in a three-wide sandwich and losing the top spot to Galloway on lap eight.

Galloway used the clean air to open a near-straightaway advantage on Jimmy McCune before the race’s first caution, brought out on lap 18 when Kevin Blue made hard contact with the turn one wall.

While Blue was uninjured in the crash, the yelllow put the elder McCune right on Galloway’s tailtank for the restart. Despite the track position, McCune was unable to capitalize until the second and final caution of the night flew with 20 laps to go – caused by a stack-up on the backstretch after Chris Neuenschwander cut down a right rear tire while running third in his Koehler Motorsports No. 10.

That set up the game-changing restart, and after Galloway’s stumble coming to the green flag, he could only watch as McCune powered to the top side and off into the Indiana night.

“Unfortunately there, I just came out of four and spun my tires a little bit,” said Galloway, who ultimately finished nine-tenths of a second behind McCune at the checkered flag. “That gave him enough of a jump to get outside of me. I gotta give him a lot of credit, he raced me clean – I almost got him back there in lap traffic – but next time it’ll be ours.”

Jeff Bloom held McCune off on the final lap to come home third as the last car on the lead lap. Brad Wyatt finished one lap down in fourth and Anthony McCune tied his career-best MSR finish in fifth.

In preliminary action, Jimmy McCune kicked off the night by setting quick time around the quarter-mile oval with a lap of 10.614 seconds (84.794 mph). Anthony McCune and Bloom won their respective heat races.

For more info on Must See Racing including live updates, log onto www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Anderson Speedway; Anderson, Ind.; August 15, 2015

Engine Pro Time Trials: 1. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 10.614 (84.794 mph); 2. #10 – Chris Neuenschwander, 10.928 (82.357); 3. #12 – Grant Galloway, 10.984 (81.937); 4. #0 – Brad Wyatt, 10.995 (81.855); 5. #35 – Derek Bischak, 11.130 (80.862); 6. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 11.158 (80.660); 7. #44 – Anthony McCune, 11.342 (79.4); 8. #71 – Brian Vaughn, 793 (76.3); 9. #0K Christian Koehler, 11.829 (76.1); 10. #6 – Kevin Blue, 11.895 (75.7); 11. #1X – Ron Koehler, 14.050 (64.1); 12. #43 – Sam Davis, No Time (No Speed)

Heat Race #1: Anthony McCune, Grant Galloway, Derek Bischak, Jimmy McCune, Christian Koehler, Ron Koehler.

Heat Race #2: Jeff Bloom, Chris Neuenschwander, Brian Vaughn, Brad Wyatt, Kevin Blue, Sam Davis.

Must See Racing 50 at Anderson Speedway A-Main (50 laps):

1. #88 – Jimmy McCune, Toledo, OH 2. #12 – Grant Galloway, Lakeville, IN 3. #26 – Jeff Bloom, Bangor, MI 4. #0 – Brad Wyatt, Brownstown, MI 5. #44 – Anthony McCune, Sylvania, OH 6. #71 – Brian Vaughn, Shirley, IN 7. #0K – Christian Koehler, South Bend, IN 8. #43 – Sam Davis, Bourbon, IN 9. #1X – Ron Koehler, South Bend, IN 10. #35 – Derek Bischak, Indianapolis, IN 11. #10 – Chris Neuenschwander, Ft. Wayne, IN 12. #6 – Kevin Blue, City, Franklin, IN

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race #15 Friday August 14th 2015

IMCA Race Saver Mid-Atlantic Division Dixieland Speedway Elizabeth City, NC. Simmonds Wins Final Fast Friday Event

Carl Simmonds has been a part time driver in 2015 but he was able to hang tough and not make any mistakes starting up front and staying there for his first win in two years. Simmonds and Troy Severin were the heat race wins on the clear warm summer night. Charlie Ware and Simmonds paced the field to green with Simmons on the pole but not wasting time getting the jump and moving to the cushion. Ware was holding off the field which had lined up like a freight train on the fast short oval. As the laps clicked by Jerald Harris and Tom Humphries had made their way to the front and were working on Simmons but he stayed smooth. With two to go Harris was running out of fuel in the corners and Humphries went by on the high side but it too late to go after Simmons and he flew under the checkered flag first. At the line it was Carl Simmons, Tom Humphries, Jerald Harris, Troy Severin, Kevin Fletcher, Anthony Linkenhoker, Charlie Ware, JD Coats, Cassandra Davis, Brian Lawson, Daren Bolac, Tony Harris, Glenn Worrell, French Grimes, Chad Worrell and Chris Ware. Next weeks scheduled event at Shenandoah has been cancelled so the Virginia Sprint Series will be heading to Eagle Raceway in Eagle Nebraska for the 16th Annual IMCA RaceSaver Nationals which will take place Sept 4th through Sept.6th. Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Non-Stop Action on Kids’ Night

St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, August 14, 2015

by Nikki Lehnertz

The grandstands were packed with youngsters pining for one of the dozens of bikes raffled off, St. Croix Valley Raceway completed its Ultimate Kids’ Night celebration in conjunction with the first ever Trailer Race Nationals on Friday. The Centuria Fire Department was on hand, giving kids the opportunity spray a real-life fire hose – and cool off a little in the process, as several youths used the spray as a stand-in for a lawn sprinkler. Rod Dahl of Grantsburg, Wisconsin claimed the $750 top prize in the inaugural Trailer Race Nationals event over fourteen other entrants. The evening was capped off with an intense and loud fireworks display.

The final sanctioned race of the night was the Polydome WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, which completed a night of perfection for the racers – all five feature races were completed devoid of caution flags. For the Midwest Modifieds, Eric Lamm continued his emergence in the division, winning for the second time in three weeks with #88 racer. The Zimmerman, Minnesota, pilot was racing in just his fifth event at SCVR, but he has quickly displayed a penchant for getting around the quarter-mile in jack rabbit like fashion. On Saturday, Lamm used his outside front row starting position to his advantage, getting the jump on front row starting mate Jason Schill and leading the entire twenty lap distance. Behind Lamm, Tony Schill tussled with Jason Schill for second and Joe Chaplin Jr., Mitch Weiss, David Mastell and Josh Bazey all vied for fourth. Tony Schill emerged from the battle for second, and Lamm was strong throughout, but the battle for fourth never settled down. At the double checkers Lamm scored the comfortable win over Tony Schill, Jason Schill, Mastell and Bazey.

In yet another one of their patented thrill-fests, the UMSS Traditional sprints whipped the packed house into a frenzy with an exciting finish. At the outset, it appeared as if the finish might be a foregone conclusion, with fountain-of-youth discoverer Jimmy Kouba taking off from the outside pole and steadily opening up a sizable lead. James Giossi occupied the runner-up spot while there was spirited jockeying for third between Rick Kobs, Rob Caho and Johnny Parsons III, with most racers running a higher groove. With ten laps remaining Kouba had stretched his lead to nearly a full straightaway over Giossi. But that is about the point at which Parsons’ #12 sprinter started streaking forward. Racing as far back as fifth place, Parsons moved to his familiar haunts, the lowest groove on the track, and started gobbling up his foes. First it was two-time series champion Caho, then Kobs and Giossi met the same fate. With just over a handful of laps remaining, Parsons was in second and staring at Kouba’s huge advantage. The final dash was “elbow’s up” for Parsons, as he steadily erased Kouba’s big lead, catching him with just two circuits remaining. In the final half mile, Parsons finished the job and put and exclamation point on another exciting TSCS main event, relegating Kouba to second in front of Giossi, Kobs and Cam Schafer. The win marked the third visit of the 2015 season to the rockauto.com victory lane for Parsons.

After picking up a win in her heat race, Krysta Swearingen sat on the pole for the Pure Stock feature and proceeded to put on a clinic, cruising to her third Valley win of the summer. While Swearingen raced unchallenged at the front, the battle for second was one for the ages. “The Mighty” Tucker Quinn and Mike Grover ran virtually the entire race welded together at the door handles, with neither driver able to shake the other. Unfortunately, contact between the combatants sent Quinn spinning into the infield exiting the second turn with just a few laps remaining. Quinn was able to re-fire and continue on, rejoining the race a lap later, a lap down to the leaders. The spin moved Monte Knoll up to third in the final finishing order ahead of first time visitor James Clausen with Dave Nogle rounding out the top five.

Five UMSS Micros sprints took the green flag and the division’s three dominant drivers led the way. Ty Sampair jumped to the point early, followed by reigning series champion Jack Berger and Jeremy Kasik, winner of four of the last five features. After dueling with Berger, Kasik completed the pass on lap two and set his sights on two-time series champion Sampair. But the hottest driver in the division wasn’t able to summon the requisite speed on this night. While Kasik was able to mount a few challenges, Sampair was equal to the task in maintaining a flag-to-flag win, his second of the summer, ahead of Kasik, Berger, Bryan Patrick and Dave Madsen.

In Minivan/Future Four competition, Steven Johnson sat on the pole and capped his season championship with a clean sweep feature win. While Johnson led, behind him was brewing a tremendous sibling rivalry – between the Reding brothers – two time feature winner Derek and older brother Trevor. Damon Roberts was close behind, watching the brothers duel while looking for an opening to pass. Leaving that battle behind was Johnson, who had built up a commanding lead…at least until the halfway point. At the crossed flags, Trevor Reding’s #01 car found a burst of speed and finally wrested the runner-up spot away from little brother and blasted off for the leader Johnson. With just two laps remaining, the older Reding caught the rear bumper of Johnson and began sizing up the leader. As the lead duo took the white flag, Reding appeared poised to break through for his first ever win when, suddenly, as they raced through turn two, Reding’s car sputtered and chugged – and dramatically slowed just 800 feet from checkers. Johnson sped off to his third trophy of 2015 in front of Derek Reding, Roberts, and Tim Thoennes, while Trevor Reding drifted back to a fifth place finish.

St. Croix Valley Raceway will take a one week sabbatical, with no event scheduled for this Friday, August 21, in order to prepare for a grand three week finishing flurry. The granddaddy of them all, the fourth annual Open Wheel Nationals, is up first. “Fender Free Friday” will see WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and WISSOTA Modifieds join the both the Traditional and 360 Winged Sprint Cars of the UMSS for the über show on Friday night, August 28. The following Friday features WISSOTA Late Models and Street Stocks plus UMSS Traditional Sprints at the Russ and Brent Laursen Classic before the season wraps up at the 23rd annual Kouba memorial on September 11. More information regarding future SCVR events can be found on the track’s website, www.SCVRaceway.com, or on their Facebook page.

Race Results (unofficial) – August 14, 2015

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Feature: Eric Lamm, Tony Schill, Jason Schill, David Mastell, Josh Bazey, Mitch Weiss, Joe Chaplin Jr., John Remington, Kyle Hallin, Travis Taylor, Elizabeth Toepper, Kevin Marlett, Doug Toepper, Jacob Toepper, Kyle Runkle Heat 1: Weiss, J Schill, Mastell, Remington, Runkle, E Toepper, J Toepper, Marlett Heat 2: Lamm, Chaplin Jr., T Schill, Bazey, Taylor, Hallin, D Toepper

Pure Stocks, Feature: Krysta Swearingen, Mike Grover, Monte Knoll, James Clausen, Dave Nogle, Kayla Lallier, Kaylee Remington, Tucker Quinn, Ashley Robinette, Jon Wigchers, Skip Lutgen, Casey Ogilvie Heat 1: Swearingen, Clausen, Wigchers, Remington, Ogilvie, Lallier Heat 2: Quinn, Grover, Knoll, Nogle, Lutgen, Robinette

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

UMSS Micro Sprints, Feature: Ty Sampair, Jeremy Kasik, Jack Berger, Bryan Patrick, Dave Madsen Heat: Kasik, Sampair, Berger, Patrick, Madsen

UMSS Traditional Sprints, Feature: Johnny Parsons, Jimmy Kouba, James Giossi, Rick Kobs, Cam Schafer, Rob Caho Jr., Jake Kouba, Mike Mueller, Chase Viebrock, Scott Brandt, Brian VanMeveren, Mike Haseltine, Jori Hughes, Blake Anderson, Jon Lewerer, Anna Hippie, Kevin Bradwell Heat 1: Kobs, Schafer, Parsons, Jake Kouba, VanMeveren, Brandt Heat 2: Giossi, Jimmy Kouba, Lewerer, Hippie, Hughes, Bradwell Heat 3: Mueller, Caho Jr., Viebrock, Anderson, Hughes

 

 

Kyle Hirst Wins First Night Of Ore-Cal Challenge At Siskiyou Motor Speedway

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Northwest Racing Productions) The Western Sprint Tour would visit Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, California on Friday August 14th for the Siskiyou Golden Fair Race presented by Wonderland Distributing. The event would mark the first of two nights of the 2015 Ore-Cal Challenge. Fourteen cars would sign in on the sheets representing the states of California, Oregon, and Washington.

Penngrove teenager Michael Kofoid would set the early pace in his LaChance Kofoid Enterprises/DES Inc./Red Line Oil/Dr. Ramos Dentistry #11K Maxim in the Sousa Ready Mix Shootout feature. Kofoid would keep back all advances from challengers until lap six when Kyle Hirst would make the decisive move. Hirst, now residing in Chico and piloting the Finley Farms/CLT Logging/Rider Racing Engines #77 Maxim for car owners Scott and Jason Finley, would begin to take off before several cautions would occur keeping the field bunched up close.

On each ensuing restart Hirst would take right off from the cars behind him to reconstruct his massive lead. He would master traffic each time he approached it but as the race continued some other drivers would step up to the plate to try and overtake him. The most notable contender was Trey Starks of Puyallup, Washington. Starks would mount a massive late race charge and actually caught Hirst but would bang the cushion extremely hard exiting turn four with just a few laps to go resulting in him losing lots of ground.

The mishap would allow Kyle Hirst to have the luxury of nearly half a lap separating himself from second. Hirst would stay in the position for the remainder of the race to win his first career Western Sprint Tour victory and the third occasion he has done so at the Siskiyou Golden Fair Race.

Trey Starks would hold on to second place in his Starks Timber Processing/Southland Equipment Limited/MASCO Petroleum/T&C Concepts #55 J&J followed by the All Star Powdercoating/Corban Learning Center #21 KPC of Colby Wiesz, from Colfax, in third. Completing the top five finishers were fourth placed driver Jared Ridge of Snohomish, Washington, in his Ridge Runner Wings/Snohomish Auto Parts/Racers For Christ/Rodgers Racing Engines #12 entry, and the Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law/Oregon State Representative Cedric Ross Hayden/M.D. Yearous Logging/Devine Continuous Gutters #5D KPC of Cottage Grove, Oregon's Patrick Dills.

Kyle Hirst was fast time of the night while Michael Kofoid was the winner of the Coors Light Trophy Dash. The victors of the two Les Schwab Tires Heat Races included Hirst and Patrick Dills.

The Western Sprint Tour will visit Southern Oregon Speedway on Saturday August 15th for the second and final leg of the Ore-Cal Challenge. It will be Kids Night at SOS and all kids ages TWELVE AND UNDER get in for FREE. For the latest news and information regarding the WST log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Siskiyou Golden Fair Race presented by Wonderland Distributing Ore-Cal Challenge Round #1/Western Sprint Tour Race #10 Friday August 14th, 2015 Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, California

Sousa Ready Mix Shootout: 1. 77-Kyle Hirst; 2. 55-Trey Starks; 3. 21-Colby Wiesz; 4. 12-Jared Ridge; 5. 5D-Patrick Dills; 6. 9-D.J. Freitas; 7. 7K-Kenny Allen; 8. 45-Brent McGrath; 9. 04-Todd Whipple; 10. 7N-Jared Peterson; 11. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 12. 8R-Steven Tiner; 13. 13-Chadd Noland; 14. 4D-Cooper Desbiens

Coors Light Trophy Dash: 1. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst; 3. 7N-Jared Peterson; 4. 8R-Steven Tiner; 5. 55-Trey Starks; 6. 5D-Patrick Dills

Les Schwab Tires of Yreka Heat 1: 1. 77-Kyle Hirst; 2. 8R-Steven Tiner; 3. 7N-Jared Peterson; 4. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 5. 04-Todd Whipple; 6. 45-Brent McGrath; 7. 13-Chadd Noland

Les Schwab Tires of Yreka Heat 2: 1. 5D-Patrick Dills; 2. 55-Trey Starks; 3. 9-D.J. Freitas; 4. 7K-Kenny Allen; 5. 21-Colby Wiesz; 6. 12-Jared Ridge; 7. 4D-Cooper Desbiens

Qualifying: 1. 77-Kyle Hirst; 2. 55-Trey Starks; 3. 7N-Jared Peterson; 4. 21-Colby Wiesz; 5. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 6. 12-Jared Ridge; 7. 8R-Steven Tiner; 8. 7K-Kenny Allen; 9. 13-Chadd Noland; 10. 9-D.J. Freitas; 11. 45-Brent McGrath; 12. 5D-Patrick Dills; 13. 04-Todd Whipple; 14. 4D-Cooper Desbiens

Current Western Sprint Tour Points (Top Ten): 1. 55-Trey Starks 819; 2. 11-Roger Crockett 694; 3. 22-Garen Linder 647; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox 622; 5. 77-Kyle Hirst 606; 6. 96-Greg Hamilton 576; 7. 11K-Michael Kofoid 566; 8. 94/8R-Steven Tiner 556; 9. 5D-Patrick Dills 554; 10. 5V-Colby Copeland 521

Current Ore-Cal Challenge Points (Top Ten): 1. 77-Kyle Hirst 100; 2. 55-Trey Starks 94; 3. 21-Colby Wiesz 86; 4. 12-Jared Ridge 81; 5. 5D-Patrick Dills 79; 6. 9-D.J. Freitas 74; 7. 7K-Kenny Allen 72; T 7N-Roger Henderson 72; 9. 11K-Michael Kofoid 68; T 45-Brent McGrath 68

 

 

DOMINANT PERFORMANCE FOR AARON PIERCE AT INAUGURAL BUTCH DOWKER MEMORIAL AT SPARTAN

MASON, Mich. (August 14, 2015) – Aaron Piece of Daleville, Ind. won the inaugural Butch Dowker Memorial presented by Courtesy Car & Truck at Spartan (Mich.) Speedway on Friday, August 14. Pierce advanced from the sixth starting position to take the lead at lap 12 after passing Ryan Gillenwater for the top spot.

At the finish of the 30-lap feature, Pierce finished 4.305 seconds ahead of Derek Snyder, who made a late-race pass on Gillenwater for the runner-up finish. Gillenwater finished third with Kyle Edwards and Jeff Bloom rounding out the top five.

“The car was on a rail, it would run on the bottom. Everybody was having a hard time pushing coming off turn 2. Once I could get underneath those guys I got down the straightaway better than them. I just had to pick my way through the traffic,” said race winner Aaron Pierce. “Evan Jackson, Chris Garrett and Rusty work so hard, they never stop. It’s great to have them as part of this team. Thank you also to Sam Pierce Chevrolet, Valvoline and everybody that helps this race team,” added Pierce.

After a three-wide salute to the late Butch Dowker, the feature began with Derek Snyder and Ryan Gillenwater leading the field to the green flag. The yellow flag waved immediately when Kevin Feeney was involved in a chain reaction incident that sent the No. 61 spinning off turn 4. He was unable to restart.

On the second attempt of the start, Snyder got the initial jump, but Gillenwater used the outside lane to take control of the 20-car starting field. In the early stages Kyle Edwards got around Jeff Bloom for third spot as Pierce started his charge to the front making passes on Bloom and Edwards. At the 10-lap mark, Gillenwater held the top spot with Pierce up to second with Snyder in third. Two laps later Pierce completed the race-winning pass.

During the final 18 laps, Pierce used patience as he worked through heavy traffic on the tight quarter-mile oval. With 10 laps remaining, he constructed a full straightaway advance while Gillenwater and Snyder battled for second spot.

During the final laps, Snyder moved into second, finishing behind Pierce at the finish. Third went to Gilllenwater followed by Edwards and Bloom. Sixth-place was Jason Blonde with Doug Dietsch, 18th-place starter Quitin Saayman, Geoff Kaiser and Mike Astraukas rounded out the top 10.

In preliminary action, heat race victories were earned by Aaron Pierce, Gary Sherman and John Turnbull Jr. In Hamilton Trucking Qualifications, Aaron Pierce posted the fastest lap of the 22 cars on hand with a lap of 11.498 seconds at 78.274 mph.

The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints return to Baer Field Speedway in Ft. Wayne, Ind. on Saturday, August 15.

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

 

 

Miller, Wauge, Towns, Sine, And Maricle Historical Night Winners

By Ben Deatherage

 Saturday August 8th marked the annual Historical Night at Cottage Grove Speedway. Congratulations go out to the 2015 Class of the CGS Hall of Fame and also a special thanks to Dot's Trophy Shop for providing the plaques for the inductees. Divisions that were racing included the 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, and Quality RV Repair Hornets.

In the 360 Sprint feature Patrick Dills set the pace in the opening laps. The Cottage Grove native, piloting his Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law/Oregon State Representative Cedric Ross Hayden/M.D. Yearous Logging #5D KPC, would hold the coveted position until lap eleven. Taking over the lead would be the Moxie Vinyl Graphics/Grant Springer Racing Engines #10 XXX of Kyle Miller from Eugene.

Miller would set a rapid pace but once he got into some lapped traffic he would briefly be challenged by Enumclaw, Washington's Henry Van Dam. Van Dam, in his Kovash Logging/Johansen Excavating/Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation/Factory Kahne Shocks #33V A.R.T., but Van Dam would unfortunately pull off the track on under caution on lap twenty-three. Miller had the luxury of several lapped cars in between himself and second place. Miller would cruise the remainder of the distance to earn an emotional victory in honor of his longtime motor builder Grant Springer who passed away a few weeks ago.

Rob Lindsey from Sherwood was an impressive second in his Maxline Custom Cases/Summerfield Golf & Country Club/Speedmart Inc./Triple X Race Co. #23 XXX followed by the DES Inc./LaChance Kofoid Enterprises/Red Line Oil/Dr. Ramos Dentistry #11K Maxim, of Penngrove, California's Michael Kofoid, in third. The Napa Auto Parts/Lucas Oil Products/Awesome Race Wear/Rodgers Racing Engines #5N KPC of Seth Nunes, from Medford, was fourth followed by Patrick Dills in fifth.

Springfield's Jake Mayden would show a lot of speed in the IMCA Modified main as he looked to win two races in a row. Mayden, chauffeuring his Embers Bar & Grill/Chuck Bracelin Trucking/T.L. Morgan Motors #5M Dirt Works, would lose the lead on lap thirteen shortly after a restart. Mark Wauge, from Jacksonville, would be the driver to take over the position. Wauge, who started thirteenth and driving the Dog House Racing/Payroll Specialties Inc./Hoppes Construction/ABC Powdercoating #1M entry, would pull away to win his first race of the year at CGS.

Collen Winebarger of Corbett would get second in his Discount Race Car Parts/FinishLine Graphics/Sweere Trucking #S Shaw by Taylor and behind him in third was Medford's Monte Bischoff in the Payroll Specialties/Hoppes Construction/Lucas Oil Products #F1 High Side by Strickler. The Robert Howell Logging/Hard Knocks Brewing/Salisbury Farms/Scoggins Creek Coffee #1K Loose Gruff of Cottage Grove teenager Kinzer Cox was fourth followed by fellow Cottage Grove racer Curtis Towns, in fifth, in his Superior Fuel Cells/IBEW Local 280/Valley Rose Construction/West End Performance #24 X-Factor.

The Late Model main event would see early dominance by Collen Winebarger. The Discount Race Car Parts/FinishLine Graphics/Sweere Trucking #S MasterSbilt, of Winebarger, would lead until after a lap thirteen restart. On the fourteenth circuit Curtis Towns would emerge as the new leader. Towns stayed in the spot the rest of the way to win his seventh race of the season for car owner Paul Culp and the Superior Fuel Cells/All Pro Steel/Rapid Delivery Service/Superior Silk Screen & Embroidery #42 X-Factor team.

Collen Winebarger was the runner-up followed by Eugene's Randy Martin in his Seth Anderson Racing Engines/Team S.D.M.F. #88 Warrior in third. Completing the top five was Coos Bay teenager Preston Luckman in fourth, driving the L-N-L Lumber Outlet/Quadel Industries/Q2I Archery/Monty's Racing Repair #16P Rocket, while the O&O Farms/Kartco Racing #5 MasterSbilt of Britton Donahoo, from Salem, got fifth.

The Street Stocks would have an extremely entertaining race. Chris Sine of Eugene was the early trailblazer in his Murphy Plywood/Pro Auto Racing/Quantum Mechanics/Pure Romance by April #24 Camaro. Sine would be put under a bit of pressure and eventually passed on lap eight by Jasper's Andrew Langan. Langan, chauffeuring the D&L Truck Parts/Sierra Gear & Axle/West Coast Differentials #74 Nova, would briefly hold the coveted position until after a lap twelve restart that got Sine back in the lead.

Chris Sine was not out of the woods just quite yet. The Emerald Valley Reclaimed Timbers #3 Monte Carlo, of Jeff Casto from Cottage Grove, and Andrew Langan would both put some heat on Sine. But Sine would keep all challengers in check to win his seventh victory of the campaign.

Andrew Langan was second and Jeff Casto would come home in third. Evan Britton of Cottage Grove was fourth in his D&L Truck Parts/Robert Howell Logging/Todd's Auto Body/Clark Printing #85 Nova and completing the finishing order was the Crooks Racing #00 Nova of Darryl Crooks in fifth.

Finally in the Quality RV Repair Hornets Joe Maricle of Veneta would put together a dominating performance. Maricle, in his Royal Refuse Service/More Of Everything Racing Collectibles #11 Toyota Celica, got to the front and stayed there. The only thing slowing him down was the several cautions over the course of the main event. Maricle would capture his fifth win in 2015.

Josh Corley of Westfir would place his Burnett Builders/All Around Landscaping #7C Nissan 200SX in second and behind him in third was the Dan's Automotive #9 Dodge Neon of Dale Jenkinson from Marcola. Brandon Letsom, also of Marcola, was fourth in his Letsom Racing #23 Toyota Echo while Jasper's Eric Ashley got fifth in the Justin Austin owned Rapid Delivery Service/Bigg Dogg Recycling/DT Machine & Fab/A-1 Auto Supply #22A Toyota Tacoma.

The Cottage Grove Speedway will be dormant during the weekend of August 15th due to the Western Oregon Exposition. CGS is back in action on Saturday August 22nd for the Logger's Cup. This is a race that was a regular occurrence in the 1980's and 90's and will pay $1,500.00 to win for the Late Models. Also racing will be the Northwest Wingless Tour, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, and Northwest Focus Midget Series. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

Race Summary: Historical Night Saturday August 8th, 2015 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

360 Sprints A Feature 1: 1. 10-Kyle Miller; 2. 23-Rob Lindsey; 3. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 4. 5N-Seth Nunes; 5. 5D-Patrick Dills; 6. 70-Raquel Ivie; 7. 12-Orion Redmond; 8. 85-Ricky Ashley; 9. 45-Brent McGrath; 10. 6A-Kady Adelman; 11. 34-Melissa Solesbee; 12. 33V-Henry Vandam; 13. 4D-Cooper Desbiens

Late Models A Feature 1: 1. 42-Curtis Towns; 2. S-Collen Winebarger; 3. 88-Randy Martin; 4. 16P-Preston Luckman; 5. 5-Britton Donahoo; 6. 20-Josh Sim; 7. 02A-Tom Lawson; 8. 24-Nathan Augustine; 9. 16-Rob Williams; 10. 78-Ed Peters; 11. 15R-Ryan Ronning; 12. 4E-Trent Elliott; 13. 08-Kye Frick; 14. 8-Lynn McDonald; 15. 68-Greg Schellhorn

IMCA Modifieds A Feature 1: 1. 1M-Mark Wauge; 2. S-Collen Winebarger; 3. F1-Monte Bischoff; 4. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 5. 24-Curtis Towns; 6. 5M-Jake Mayden; 7. 33C-Craig Hanson; 8. 84-Eric Ashley; 9. 68-Jesse Bailey; 10. 01-Roger Lorenzini Jr; 11. 11-Steven Sturdevant; 12. 44-Greg McDonald; 13. 10-Gus Cooper; 14. 30-Lester Free; 15. 0P-Briley Pompe; 16. 34-Eric Cooper; 17. 85-T.J. Langan; 18. 5-Braedon Hand; 19. 44T-Brian Thompson; 20. 01K-Kurt Lorenzini

B Feature 1: 1. 85-T.J. Langan; 2. 01-Roger Lorenzini Jr; 3. 30-Lester Free; 4. 34-Eric Cooper; 5. 44-Greg McDonald; 6. 30F-Andy Freeman; 7. 16-Austin McTaggart; 8. 51N-Jayson Nelson; 9. 43-Gene Powell; 10. 89-Bruce Rayburn Sr.

Street Stocks A Feature 1: 1. 24-Chris Sine; 2. 74-Andrew Langan; 3. 3-Jeff Casto; 4. 85-Evan Britton; 5. 00-Darryl Crooks

Quality RV Repair Hornets A Feature 1: 1. 11-Joe Maricle; 2. 7C-Josh Corley; 3. 9-Dale Jenkinson; 4. 23-Brandon Letson; 5. 22A-Eric Ashley; 6. 30-K.C. Scott; 7. 48-Mike Swaim; 8. 28-Chris Pierce; 9. 71-Kyle Chastain; 10. 03-Eddy Mesceji; 11. 89-Jim Simmons; 12. 51N-Mike Simmons; 13. 7-Andrew Mathers; 14. 80-James McClure; 15. 77-Jared Simmons; 16. 29-Scott Britton; 17. 56-Gary Richards; 18. 13-Jeff Casto; 19. 23F-Marcel Forte; 20. 17-Taunton Swaim; 21. 5-Kayla Simmons; 22. 32-Daniel Ray; 23. 4-Dan Jenkinson

 

 

Arriaga Adds To Point Lead with Antioch Speedway Sprint Car Win

By Don Martin II

Antioch, CA...August 8...Taking full advantage of his front row starting position, Shawn Arriaga led every lap of the 25 lap Northern All Stars Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. The $1200 win was the first of the season for Arriaga, who stretched his lead to 20 points over Art McCarthy with just one point race to go.

The Winged 360 Sprint Car title contenders were the heat winners as McCarthy won his six lapper ahead of Jake Haulot. Point leader Arriaga won his race ahead of Jeremy Burt. Arriaga had a second row start for the Main Event, but he charged into the lead at the drop of the green flag. ? Steve Jaquith was an early second ahead of Jeremy Burt. Burt grabbed second on lap three, and McCarthy slipped underneath ?Jaquith for third on lap four. Last starter Haulot was fourth by lap six, and Arriaga had a straightaway lead and was lapping slower traffic by lap seven. Haulot took third from McCarthy on lap ten. As Arriaga continued to build a huge lead, Burt found his pace slowed slightly in traffic as they hit lap 20. Haulot used traffic to take second from Burt on lap 21. However, the flying Arriaga had a half lap lead as he cruised to victory in the non stop event. Haulot settled for second ahead of Burt, Chris Magoon and McCarthy, the final lead lap finisher. ? Jaquith Dan Gonderman, Doc Brophy and Ricky Brophy rounded out the finishers.

Note: Jake Haulot won his second 15 lap Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event on July 11. The win still paid $1200. Defending champion Chris Magoon made a last turn pass on Dan Gonderman to win the Winged 360 Sprint Car heat race. Magoon led two laps of the Main Event before Art McCarthy and point leader Shawn Arriaga got together in Turn 2 with McCarthy losing a wheel. Magoon pitted during the red flag, and Gonderman now led Haulot on the restart. Magoon returned but dropped a driveline on the front stretch running third. Gonderman got sideways in Turn 4 of the eighth lap, allowing Haulot to take the lead. Haulot won ahead of Gonderman, Magoon, Arriaga and McCarthy.

The Winged 360 Sprints return for one more race on August 29.

 

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS PR: STYRES CAPTURES MILESTONE WIN AT HUMBERSTONE SPEEDWAY

By Greg Calnan (Sunday, August 9, 2015) – Port Colborne, Ontario – The Southern Ontario Sprints made their second trip of the season to Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario for the ninth race of the 2015 season on Sunday. It was a memorable night for Glenn Styres, as he not only captured his fourth SOS win of the year, but also collected victory number 50 of his Sprint Car career.

22 cars lined up for the 25 lap feature with rookie pilot Ryan Turner and veteran Adam West on the front row. The field took two attempts on the initial start, after a spin by Darren Zumpe caused Frank Baranowski to spin to a stop in corner two.

The second and only other caution flag of the race flew on lap two, as Cory Turner challenged Mitch Brown for the 4th position. Turner dove into the third turn and lost control of the rear of the car, causing his #19 to spin. The previous night's winner rejoined the tail of the field, and rallied to finish 10th.

Cory's younger brother Ryan held the lead for the opening 3 laps until Styres powered around the top lane to take the lead. The battle for second heated up, as both Brown and Chris Steele moved past Turner and into the top three. Traffic worked to Steele’s advantage, and he made a daring move to take the second position away through the middle stages of the race.

At the front of the pack, heavy traffic did little to slow the ‘Ohsweken Flyer’ from pulling away from the rest of the field. Styres used any lane possible to hold his lead, and cruised to his fourth SOS win of the year, and 50th career Sprint Car victory. Steele finished second, while championship leader Brown kept Styres - his nearest title contender - in sight with a third place finish. Ryan Turner finished a solid fourth, while veteran driver Jim Porter returned for an impressive fifth.

The Southern Ontario Sprints return to Brighton Speedway for two nights of racing at the SOS Labour Day Classic Weekend on Saturday, September 5th and Sunday September 6th before crowning the 2015 champion at Merrittville Speedway on Friday, September 11th.

NOTES - James Thompson withdrew from competition after hot laps to allow Shawn Sliter to drive his car. Sliter suffered engine issues with his own car.

- Three points races remain on the 2015 SOS schedule, including Labour Day Classic weekend at Brighton Speedway on September 5 and 6, followed by a September 11 event at Merrittville Speedway.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2015 SEASON EVENT #9 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2015 HUMBERSTONE SPEEDWAY – PORT COLBORNE ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown) 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken ON 2w Lee Winger – Mount Hope ON 5 Keith Dempster – Alton ON 6 Curtis Gartley – Thamesford ON 10 Bob Crawford – Sutton ON 10b Mitch Brown – Brantford ON 11j Chris Jones – Picton ON 11t Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON 11z Darren Zumpe – St. Catharines ON 14h Jim Huppunen – Fenwick ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London ON 19 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON 21j John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams ON 22 James Thompson – St. Catharines ON 22p Jim Porter – Grand Island NY 27 Ryan Susice – Ransomville NY 30 Adam West – Ridgetown ON 43 Scott Sherk – Port Colborne ON 66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope ON 71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne ON 80 Chris Steele – St. Catharines ON 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON 94z Stan Zanchin – Fort Erie ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 80 Chris Steele (2) 2. 19 Cory Turner (4) 3. 43 Scott Sherk (1) 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (6) 5. 5 Keith Dempster (5) 6. 27 Ryan Susice (7) 7. 21j John Burbridge Jr. (3) DNS. 22 James Thompson

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 6 Curtis Gartly (1) 2. 10b Mitch Brown (6) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (2) 4. 22p Jim Porter (4) 5. 10 Bob Crawford (3) 6. 94z Stan Zanchin (7) 7. 15 Mike Ferrell (5) 8. 11z Darren Zumpe (8)

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 30 Adam West (2) 2. 22 Shawn Sliter (1) 3. 91 Ryan Turner (5) 4. 11j Chris Jones (6) 5. 11t Jamie Turner (7) 6. 2w Lee Winger (4) 7. 66 Frank Baranowski (3)

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (4) 2. 80 Chris Steele (9) 3. 10b Mitch Brown (8) 4. 91 Ryan Turner (1) 5. 22p Jim Porter (11) 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (5) 7. 11j Chris Jones (12) 8. 11t Jamie Turner (15) 9. 5 Keith Dempster (13) 10. 19 Cory Turner (6) 11. 27 Ryan Susice (22) 12. 14h Jim Huppunen (10) 13. 6 Curtis Gartly (7) 14. 21j John Burbridge Jr. (18) 15. 66 Frank Baranowski (20) 16. 43 Scott Sherk (3) 17. 10 Bob Crawford (14) 18. 94z Stan Zanchin (16) 19. 15 Mike Ferrell (19) 20. 2w Lee Winger (17) 21. 11z Darren Zumpe (21) 22. 30 Adam West (2) DNS. 22 James Thompson A-Feature Lap Leaders – Ryan Turner (1-3), Glenn Styres (4-25) Hard Charger – Ryan Susice (+11)

2015 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS: Glenn Styres – 4 (Brighton Speedway June 20, Ohsweken Speedway July 3, Brighton Speedway July 11, Humberstone Speedway August 9) Mitch Brown – 2 (Brighton Speedway May 16, South Buxton Raceway July 4) Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Humberstone Speedway May 17) Chris Jones – 1 (South Buxton Raceway June 6) Cory Turner – 1 (Brighton Speedway August 8)

UP NEXT: Saturday, September 5, 2015: Brighton Speedway – Brighton ON Sunday, September 6, 2015: Brighton Speedway – Brighton ON

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

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

 

 

Past Champions Night at PDTR 8-8-2015 Plymouth, WI

Amy Juech

After the rain we had driver’s endured very heavy track that made for fast track conditions. Past champions were greeted with a dinner from PDTR and introduction to the fans at intermission.

Super Mods were first out this evening with driver introductions. Dennis Klumb and Bill Schmidt lead the Super Mods to the green flag. Dan Kruschke passed Bill Schmidt to take over second. Roger Borthbattled Randy Osterman for fourth. ButchieHafemanncompeted with Randy Ostermann for fifth. Bob Brion maneuvered easily through traffic as the laps dwindled down. Dennis Klumb (Adell)crossed the double checkers first with a clean sweep for the evening, followed by Johnny Fahl (Brown Deer), Keith Anderson (Sheboygan), Dan Kruschke and Bob Brion (Plymouth). Hard charger passing 7 was Bob Brion. Heat Winners: Dennis Klumb (Adell), Johnny Fahl (Brown Deer)

Brad Lubach and Dan Sorce set the pace for the Feldmann Sales and Service Grand Nationals. Brad Lubach pulled ahead enough to lead lap one. Dan Sorce rallied back and controlled the field by lap 3, Dan Sorce and Brad Lubach touched resulting in a caution for Lubach on the front stretch. Ben Konen and Brian Gilles both left to the attention of their crews. Dan Sorce regained control of the field on the restart. Another caution waved for Tyler Kulow getting turned around on the front stretch. Brad Lubachwas on a mission for the leaders after restarting in the rear of the field a few laps ago. Dan Sorceattempted with all his might to keep Roger Lee in second. Richard Hed and Donny Kulow settled into twelfth while Tim Simon and Jeff Lammers competed for seventh. Melissa Singer and Tyler Kulow settle sixteenth. Up front Mark Fieber continually held off Barry Maas for third. Matt Loehr passed Jeff Lammers for seventh. DonSorce Jr. and Brian Cesar competed for twelfth. Donny Kulow unfortunately slowed on the outside. Roger Lee was tight behind Dan Sorce waiting for a mistake to make his move. As the leaders run close together they had a front stretch lead over third. Checkers waved for winner Dan Sorce (Franklin) followed by Roger Lee (Wind Lake), Mark Fieber (Cascade), Barry Maas (Cascade) and Tim Simon (Fond du Lac). James Pagel, Don Sorce and Tim Simon were your hard chargers each passing 7. B-Main top six transferring to the feature were Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), Richard Hed (Plymouth), Justin Erickson (Plymouth), Johnathon Singer (Random Lake), Michael Gilson (Elkhart Lake) and Brad Weiss (Cascade). Heat Winners: Steven Weber (Plymouth), Mark Fieber(Cascade) and Barry Maas (Cascade)

AldagHonald Mechanical Sprints pushed off next with Danny Schlafer and Ken Jay Fiedler setting the pace. Danny Schlafer immediately controlled the field until our first caution for a car stalled going into the pits. Al Schlafer got tangled up on the restart and flipped into the front stretch wall. Danny Schlafer regained control of the field with Ken Jay Fiedler in second only to have another caution wave for Robbie Pribnow who spun in turn 4. Danny Schlafer now has company of Donny Goeden and Justin Miller on the restart. Shane Wenninger and Tim Haddy compete for seventh place. Leader Danny Schlafers car came to a rest in turn 4 after jumping out of gear. Donny Goeden controlled the restart with Ken Jay Fiedler in second. Tim Haddy, Brandon McMullen and Shane Wenningerwere three wide on the backstretch for fifth. Red flag waved for DannonTessmer who tangled with Robbie Pribnowand flipped on the front stretch. Donny Goeden held off Shane Wenninger and Justin Miller for another restart. Another two cautions occurred, time limit loomed over as Donny Goeden held off Shane Wenninger who went way outside on the final restart. Yellow checkers waved for Robbie Pribnow, Doug Wondra and Randy Sippel tangling in turn 2. Donny Goeden(Kewaskum) was our winner of this thirteen lap feature and had a clean sweep followed by Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Justin Miller (Plymouth), Tim Haddy(Waupun) and Ken Jay Fiedler (Sheboygan Falls). Hard chargers each passing 12 cars each were Randy Walter and Jim Melis. B-Main winner was Robbie Pribnow(Knowles) followed by Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Tony Wondra (Campbellsport), SpyderAkright (Sheboygan Falls), Randy Walter (Cascade) and Anthony Knierim(Franksville) all transferring to the feature event. Heat Winners: Randy Sippel (Elkhart Lake), Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) and Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum)

TJ Dolhun and Jim Letizia lead the Johnsonville Sausage Late Models to the green flag. Jim Letizia jumped out to lead lap one, followed by TJ Dolhun, and Jim Schmidt. Father and son Rick and Taylor Scheffler made up the fifth row. Couple quick yellows waved for Chris Carlson, Cody Welch, Marcus Cox, Charlie Schmidt and Joel Bennett. Jim Letizia was trying to hold off Jim Schmidt through all the restarts. TJ Dolhun and Tony Peterson swap third place. Turk Letizia, Taylor and Rick Schefflerrun side by side for sixth. Brad Mueller pulled into the infield with rear axle issues. Jim Schmidt and TJ Dolhun battled for second resulting in TJ Dolhun being sent through the infield. Rick Scheffler passed Turk Letizia for sixth. At the half-way point Jim Schmidt touched Jim Letizia to take over the lead. Rick Scheffler passed Tony Peterson for third, as Taylor Scheffler passed Turk Letizia for fifth. Jim Schimdt ran up on lapped traffic of Ted Dolhun Sr. As the checkers flew it was Jim Schmidt (Cleveland) over Rick Scheffler (Waukesha), followed by Jim Letizia (Milwaukee), Tony Peterson (Big Bend) and Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha). Rick Scheffler was hard charger passing 7 cars. Heat Winners: Rick Scheffler(Waukesha) and Tony Peterson (Big Bend)

Cellcom Outlaw Compacts were last this evening with Jon Hitsman and Donnie Welch setting the pace. Brody Rivest managed to pass all cars between turn four and green flag. Chris Maas wasted no time trailing Rivest. Donnie Welch, Scott Schlafke and Ben Meyerhofer battled fifth place. Brody Rivest had a ½ track lead over Chris Maas by lap 10. When the checker flew it was Brody Rivest(Sheboygan) winning with a new track record of 4 minutes and 22 seconds and a clean sweep for the evening. Second went to Chris Maas (Oakfield) followed by Lonnie Schlafke (Sheboygan), Donnie Welch (Saukville) and Scott Schlafke (Cleveland). Hard charger passing 6 was Brody Rivest. Heat Winner: Brody Rivest (Sheboygan)

Thank you to Buffalo Wild Wings for being the evening’s trophy sponsor. Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Poe Gets First Ever Waynesfield Win August 8, 2015 Children of all ages walked home with a gaggle of prizes Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. Saturday’s full program of racing, presented by Indian Lake Outfitters, was the second meet the drivers night of the 2015 allowing race fans to get up close personal with their favorite driver. In addition to autographs and hero card distribution, race teams and fans alike donated just over 30 full size backpacks, loaded with the supplies needed for a great school year.

On the racing side of things, the track was worked in nicely, giving fans an action packed night of racing. The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts were first up for their A-main. Current point leader David Yoder and competitive challenger Nick Glasgow led the field to the opening green flag. Yoder won the drag race into turn one and claimed the opening lap. Harvey Yoder, who started on the outside of row two, found himself in the second spot, shuffling Glasgow back to third. With 1/3rd of the race complete, the Yoder squad began to battle over the top spot. Harvey took the bottom side leaving David the topside. Yoder squared battled lap after lap trading sliders corner by corner. Glasgow looked on at the two battling until Harvey managed to come away with the lead with just two laps to go. Harvey managed to hold off David to claim the A-main victory and the hard charger award. David Yoder came home second with Nick Glasgow coming home in third. Harvey Yoder and Austin Eaton claimed the heat race wins.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints were next to take the track for their 20 lap A-main. Anthony Haas and Allen Poe led the field to the opening green flag. Haas won the drag race into turn one setting himself up to dominate early in the event. Haas would hold the top spot for only the opening lap as the field was brought to a halt. As the field exited turn four, a group of drivers connected sending some airborne. Bradley Ashford, Gunnar Lucius, Craig Stower, and Nick Daughrtey were the four drivers involved in the crash. Daughrtey, who received the worst part of the crash, landed on his side requiring manual labor to get his car back down to all four wheels. After some cleanup, the race resumed with Haas leading the way. He would efficiently run out of steam dropping him back in the field and later off the track completely at the halfway point. With Haas off, Allen Poe began to settle into the number one spot. Getting comfortable in the lead paid off for Poe giving him his first ever A-main victory. Jake Hesson, who was closing in a hurry, came home in second. Defending points champion, Rod Henning, came home in third. Ron Kimmel picked up the hard charger award with both Dunham and Henning coming away with the heat race victories.

The Buckeye Machine Non Wing A-main was third to push out onto the racing surface. Luke Hall and Dallas Hewitt led the 25 lap A-main to green. Hall won the drag race into turn one shuffling Hewitt back in the field just a bit. Bad luck for Jim Dues brought out the first caution flag of the event as his back tire went flat exiting turn four. A quick visit to the hot pit area got Dues back out on the racetrack for the restart. Hewitt liked the restart as he took the top spot away from Hall passing the start cone in turn four. Behind Hewitt and Hall, Kody Swanson and Max McGhee began to battle for the third spot. Two laps later, McGhee managed to secure the spot. Hewitt continued to extend his lead by almost three seconds over Hall at the midway point in the A-main. Hewitt’s luck ran out when a group of cars got together directly in front of him blocking off the edge of the cushion. With nowhere to go, Hewitt tried to push through the wreckage but ended up stopping on the track. Because of stopping, Hewitt restarted at the rear of the field. This unfortunate event put Hall back into the lead as laps began to wind down. Later in the race, Hall would end up loosing the lead to McGhee paving the way for a last lap move for the lead. The last ditch effort was no good giving McGhee the win. After taking the checkered flag, McGhee was docked two spots for jumping a restart. After that deduction, McGhee came home in third. Kody Swanson finished in second with Luke Hall taking the victory. Kyle Simon picked up the hard charger award with heat race wins going to Travis Hery, Dallas Hewitt, and Kody Swanson.

The Post-Agri Service UMP Modifieds hit the racetrack next for 20 laps of racing. Two Waynesfield veterans, Jeff Kox and Matt Twining, led the field of twenty to the opening green. Koz jumped out to the early lead and claimed the opening lap. The first and only incident came early in the race when Jamie Philpot and Tim Cornett made contact deep in the field exiting turn one. Upon the restart, Weasel Philpot made a move for fourth as Shawn Valenti made a move for the runner-up spot. Weasel’s run for forth was successful as he now set his sites on the lead pack. With just 14 laps to go in the A-main, Weasel found himself in second ready to directly challenge for the lead. Weasel’s run was interrupted by young driver Zach Schroeder as they both began to battle for an unrelated spot. Brian Post also decided to stick his nose making it a three-way battle just behind the leaders. Weasel cleared Schroeder and began to reel in Koz. The two went side-by-side for the lead with under five laps remaining. Koz led the race coming to the white flag. On the final lap, Weasel muscled around Koz to take the victory with a pass at the line. Jeff Koz came home in second with Brian Post taking third. Brian Post, Weasel Philpot, and Josh Morton picked up the heat race wins. Brandon Vaughan was victorious in the B-main.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks were the final class to round out the full program. Kenny Osborne and Dallas Geckle led the strong field of trucks into the first corner. Osborne took control early as Geckle moved into the runner up spot. Gabe Twining wanted the runner up spot as well and took it successfully with only three laps in the books. Twining was not done yet as his 25G made a run for the lead the following lap. Like the last, the move was successful giving Twining the top spot. Behind Twining, Mike Sawmiller and Chris Hicks started to move through the field as they setup to make a run for the lead. With well under ten laps remaining Sawmiller made a bold move for second. Any space that was between Twining and Samiller was gone as the white flag flew. Twining took the white flag but came up short on the lap that matters most giving the lead and the victory to Mike Sawmiller. Twining came him in second with Chris Hicks finishing in third. Ben Hower picked up the hard charger award. Roy Miller, Chris Hicks, and Mike Sawmiller came away with the heat race wins.

Racing returns next Saturday night, August 15 with a full program featuring the Buckeye Machine Non Wing sprints, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. Gates open at 4PM with racing action following at 7PM.

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RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (19 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 21-Travis Hery[2] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 4. 32M-Derek Hastings[1] ; 5. 74-Drew Rader[6] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[3] ; 7. C17-Corey Miles[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 21K-Kody Swanson[5] ; 2. 18K-Todd Keen[1] ; 3. 24P-Rod Henning[3] ; 4. 22S-Kyle simon[6] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[4] ; 6. 5A-Toby Alfrey[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 16-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 2. 17M-Max McGhee[6] ; 3. 41-Cole Ketcham[3] ; 4. 17-Kevin Myers[4] ; 5. 96-Riley VanHise[5] ; 6. 63D-Jim Dues[2]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[1]; 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[3]; 3. 17M-Max McGhee[6]; 4. 41-Cole Ketcham[9]; 5. 22S-Kyle simon[11]; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[7]; 7. 16-Dallas Hewitt[2]; 8. 18K-Todd Keen[5]; 9. 74-Drew Rader[13]; 10. 32M-Derek Hastings[10]; 11. 24P-Rod Henning[8]; 12. 87-Paul Dues[16]; 13. 63D-Jim Dues[18]; 14. 17-Kevin Myers[12]; 15. 5A-Toby Alfrey[17]; 16. 24L-Lee Underwood[14]; 17. 96-Riley VanHise[15]; 18. 21-Travis Hery[4]; 19. C17-Corey Miles[19] Hard Charger: 22S-Kyle simon[+6]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (16 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 66-Chase Dunham[1] ; 2. 10-Allen Poe[4] ; 3. 5J-Jake Hesson[6] ; 4. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[3] ; 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[5] ; 6. 28K-Ron Kimmel[8] ; 7. 57-Keith Inbody[7] ; 8. 42-Ty Tilton[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 28H-Rod Henning [2] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[1] ; 3. 22-Gunnar Lucius[4] ; 4. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[5] ; 5. 65-Chris Bounds[8] ; 6. 50-Craig Stower[6] ; 7. 4X-Bradley Ashford[7] ; 8. 22B-Brad Racer[3]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 10-Allen Poe[2]; 2. 5J-Jake Hesson[5]; 3. 28H-Jake Hesson[-]; 4. 66-Chase Dunham[4]; 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[9]; 6. 28K-Ron Kimmel[11]; 7. 65-Chris Bounds[10]; 8. 57-Keith Inbody[13]; 9. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[7]; 10. 81H-Anthony Haas[1]; 11. 22-Gunnar Lucius[6]; 12. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[8]; 13. 50-Craig Stower[12]; 14. 4X-Bradley Ashford[14] Hard Charger: 28K-Ron Kimmel[+5]

 

 

Brady Short doubles up on busy weekend at Lincoln Park Speedway

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Brady Short pulled off the double dip over the weekend, taking home the sprint car features on both Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Park Speedway. Saturday’s victory paid a cool $3,000 as Short scored the Midwest Sprint Car Feature victory ahead of Shane Cottle and Jeff Bland Jr. In the UMP Modified division, 33 cars were on hand with various drivers getting a look at the Putnamville oval ahead of the “Patriot 100” event on Aug. 29. Tyler Nicley of Owensboro, Ky. Picked up the victory and has already figured out the track after running second in the “Patriot 100” the last couple of years. On this night, he got past Friday’s winner, Joe Godsey, to pick up the victory as Jake Humphrey crossed the finish line ahead of Kenny Carmichael Sr. and Jay Humphrey. Kenny Carmichael Jr. washed away some recent frustration in the UMP Super Stock division by pulling away for a dominating win. Doug McCullough, Josh Boller, Steve Peeden and Jonathon Newgent wrapped up the top-five. Tim Wright came home first to validate a long week of working on his No. 44w bomber after damage suffered last Saturday. Wright held off Friday’s winner, A.J. Smith, and Jordan Almanza as Scott Crouch and Ryan Freeland placed in the top-five. The second feature of the evening went to Travis Heramb with Tom Courtney, Ryan Foncannon, Chucky Walden and Paul Alleyn took top-five spots. There were 125 cars on hand this weekend to wrap up a busy weekend of racing at LPS after Friday’s event. A 29-car field was on hand for the MSCS race and Short picked up right where he left off as he battled his way past Bland and Mitch Wissmiller by the halfway point of the 30-lap MSCS race. He went wheel-to-wheel with Bland for several laps as both drivers rocked the top-side cushion to remain ahead of the competition. The pair built a solid margin as Cottle worked on reeling the duo in with Wissmiller, Casey Shuman and Brent Beauchamp in tow. Short made a successful pass of Bland for the lead as the lapped traffic came into play. A caution flew moments later, but Short’s pass would stick. On the re-start, Short would remain out front as Bland and Cottle fought for second ahead of Beauchamp. Short began to pull away over the final 10 laps as Cottle overtook Bland near the end of the race. Bland would hold on to a three-second advantage over Beauchamp for third with Hopkins placing fifth. The win was Short’s 13th A-main win of the season. Godsey has proved to be a dominant force during the last half of the season at Lincoln Park Speedway as he’s run first or second in every visit to LPS this season. A night after he held off a charging Devin Gilpin to gain a little ground in the UMP DirtCar National Points, Godsey ran led early before Nicely was able to run him down with several laps remaining. Currently third in the UMP National points, Godsey also ran second to Nicely in the first of four heat races. Nicely would start eighth in the A-main and worked his way forward against some of the top modified drivers in the region. In the UMP Super Stock feature, Carmichael Jr. took advantage of a good starting position (second) and ran away from the field to get the victory after his competition got bunched up on the start. Once he was able to get some breathing room, it was clear sailing for Carmichael as McCullough placed third ahead of Boller. Tim Wright had a busy week in prepping his car for racing on Saturday night as he noted that his crew spent nearly 40 hours on the car to get ready for action. It paid off as he battled his way past Almanza and Smith on lap seven and held off Smith for the win. Heramb started seventh in the second bomber feature and advanced to the lead after several early cautions and then roared away to the win ahead of Tom Courtney and Ryan Foncannon. This weekend will be a regular show with sprints, modifieds, super stocks and bombers.

Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday Midwest Sprint Car Series feature 1. Brady Short, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Jeff Bland Jr., 4. Brent Beauchamp, 5. AJ Hopkins, 6. Casey Shuman, 7. Nick Bilbee, 8. Brandon Mattox, 9. Donnie Brackett, 10. Scott Hampton, 11. Tyler Hewitt, 12. Kent Schmidt, 13. Nate McMillen, 14. Matt McDonald, 15. Steven Taylor, 16. Mario Clouser, 17. Carson Short, 18. Mitch Wissmiller, 19. Aric Gentry, 20. Chris Babcock

UMP Modified feature 1. Tyler Nicely, 2. Joe Godsey, 3. Jake Humphrey, 4. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 5. Jay Humphrey Jr., 6. Jordan Wever, 7. Clint DeMoss, 8. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 9. Gary Ricketts, 10. Roger Mills, 11. Kris Johnson, 12. Dan Lewellen, 13. Brent Hudson, 14. Scott Ricketts, 15. Wil Prater, 16. Cullen Goodman, 17. Jason Clark, 18. Josh Edmondson, 19. Rick Paulie, 20. Roy Bruce Jr.

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 2. Doug McCullough, 3. Josh Boller, 4. Steve Peeden, 5. Jonathon Newgent, 6. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 7. Paul Wright, 8. Larry Raines, 9. Winston Howe, 10. Josh McDaniel, 11. Craig Markel, 12. Matt Jordan, 13. Greg Garison, 14. Steve Ware, 15. James Campbell, 16. Scott Agnew, 17. Billy Pullen, 18. Kenny Fields, 19. Larry Babbs, 20. Terry Leitzman

Bomber feature 1. Tim Wright, 2. A.J. Smith, 3. Jordan Almanza, 4. Scott Crouch, 5. Ryan Freeland, 6. Tyler Neal, 7. Tom Cox, 8. Ron Smith, 9. Josh Settles, 10. Kyle Krupa, 11. Mike Wright Jr., 12. Bob Farris, 13. Mark Dickerson, 14. Josh Litton, 15. Lenny Krupa III, 16. Kyle Prince, 17. Megan Cavaness, 18. Dustin Colvin, 19. RJ Pruitt, 20. Cody Wright

Bomber feature 2 1. Travis Heramb, 2. Tom Courtney, 3. Ryan Foncannon, 4. Chucky Walden, 5. Paul Alleyn, 6. Donald Smiley, 7. Tom Plemons, 8. DJ Smiley, 9. Zane Fields, 10. Keivan Clodfelter, 11. Matthew Burns, 12. Jerry Hutto, 13. Larry Hutto, 14. Logan Brickert, 15. Raymond Funkhouser Jr., 16. Eric Miller

Friday Sprint car feature 1. Brady Short, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Jeff Bland Jr., 4. Nick Bilbee, 5. Stephen Taylor, 6. JJ Hughes, 7. Brandon Mattox, 8. Max McGhee, 9. Kent Schmidt, 10. Shelby VanGilder, 11. Scott Hampton, 12. Chris Babcock, 13. Kody Swanson, 14. Nate McMillin, 15. Chad Davenport, 16. Lee Underwood, 17. Jared Chastain, 18. Dylan Shaw, 19. Casey Shuman, 20. Eric Burns, 21. Mike Gass

 

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS PR: TURNER TAKES FIRST SPRINT CAR WIN WITH SOS AT BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY

by Greg Calnan (Saturday, August 8, 2015) – Brighton, Ontario – The Southern Ontario Sprints returned to action at Brighton Speedway for the eighth race of the 2015 season and when the 25 lap feature was completed there was a new face in victory lane. Cory Turner topped Glenn Styres and Mitch Brown for his first career sprint car win.

Styres and Charlie Sandercock led the 17 car field to the green flag in the main event. In his quest for his 50th career sprint car win, Styres bolted away from the field and paced the race until a lap 3 caution for a broken front end on the Darren Zumpe #11z.

After the restart Warren Mahoney was involved in a lap 5 incident that saw him tumble down the frontstetch. He was able to walk away uninjured, but was finished for the evening.

Two additional cautions slowed the opening 12 laps of the race, during this time Turner began to move his way toward the front and made his way to second.

The final restart of the event came with 13 laps to go. Styres continued to lead, however Turner kept pace and the two raced side by side for the next 4 laps. On the 16th circuit Turner cleared Styres on the backstretch and began to pull away from the 5 time champion. Lapped traffic closed the gap between the top two in the final laps, however Turner was too strong and held on for a popular first win. Title contenders Styres and Brown finished 2nd and 3rd while Jamie Turner and Chris Jones completed the top five.

The win was not only the first in a sprint car for the third generation driver, but also the first for the three car Team Turner Racing team.

The Southern Ontario Sprints continue their doubleheader weekend at Humberstone Speedway on Sunday, August 9th for round nine of the 2015 season. Race time at the Port Colborne, Ontario facility is 6:30 pm.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2015 SEASON EVENT #8 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015 BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown) 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken ON 01 Kyle Fraser – White Lake ON 5 Keith Dempster – Alton ON 10 Bob Crawford – Sutton ON 10b Mitch Brown – Brantford ON 11j Chris Jones – Picton ON 11t Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON 11z Darren Zumpe – St. Catharines ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London ON 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville ON 19 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy ON 42w Rick Wilson – Joyceville ON 57 Charlie Sandercock – Trenton ON 66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope ON 71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne ON 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON 98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 11j Chris Jones (1) 2. 10b Mitch Brown (3) 3. 42w Rick Wilson (2) 4. 25 Warren Mahoney (6) 5. 01 Kyle Fraser (5) DNF. 15aw April Wilson (4) No Time.

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 11t Jamie Turner (2) 2. 57 Charlie Sandercock (4) 3. 19 Cory Turner (3) 4. 91 Ryan Turner (5) 5. 15 Mike Ferrell (1) 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (6) Time - 1:42.285

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (1) 2. 5 Keith Dempster (2) 3. 66 Frank Baranowski (3) 4. 98 Paul Pekkonen (6) 5. 11z Darren Zumpe (5) 6. 10 Bob Crawford (4) No Time.

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 19 Cory Turner (3) 2. 0 Glenn Styres (1) 3. 10b Mitch Brown (4) 4. 11t Jamie Turner (8) 5. 11j Chris Jones (7) 6. 42w Rick Wilson (6) 7. 01 Kyle Fraser (13) 8. 71s Shawn Sliter (16) 9. 5 Keith Dempster (9) 10. 66 Frank Baranowski (5) 11. 10 Bob Crawford (17) 12. 98 Paul Pekkonen (12) 13. 15 Mike Ferrell (14) DNF. 57 Charlie Sandercock (2) DNF. 91 Ryan Turner (11) DNF. Warren Mahoney (10) DNF. 11z Darren Zumpe (15) DNS. 15aw April Wilson (18) No Time. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Glenn Styres (1-15), Cory Turner (16-25) Hard Charger – Shawn Sliter (+8)

2015 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS: Glenn Styres – 3 (Brighton Speedway June 20, Ohsweken Speedway July 3, Brighton Speedway July 11) Mitch Brown – 2 (Brighton Speedway May 16, South Buxton Raceway July 4) Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Humberstone Speedway May 17) Chris Jones – 1 (South Buxton Raceway June 6) Cory Turner – 1 (Brighton Speedway August 8)

UP NEXT: Sunday, August 9, 2015: Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne ON

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

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: BROWN, HILL, BAILEY, RYCKMAN, & DEBOER TAKE WINS ON NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE "CORR/PAK VS. ESS" NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (August 7, 2015) – 124 drivers signed in to race on Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance "Corr/Pak vs. ESS" Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Mitch Brown, Alex Hill, Dave Bailey, Chris Ryckman, and Dusty DeBoer visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE CORR/PAK VS. ESS NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 124

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS VS. EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS (28 entries) Kyle Pitts and Rob Dietrick drew front row starting positions for the 25 lap 360 Sprint Car feature. Dietrick took the lead, while Pitts eventually dropped out of the race due to engine problems. Paulie Colagiovanni and Cory Turner moved to 2nd and 3rd on the first lap, while 8th starter Mitch Brown and 12th starter Jason Barney were making moves toward the top 5. Defending champions Glenn Styres and Steve Poirier were also moving steadily forward after starting 7th and 9th, respectively.

Barney gained 5 positions on the first lap, and briefly moved ahead of Brown into 4th on lap 4, while Turner got by Colagiovanni on lap 7. Brown and Barney continued their charge through the field, passing Colagiovanni on lap 9 and setting their sights on Dietrick and Turner.

Dietrick's lead shrunk as he worked through traffic, and Brown swept by both Turner and Dietrick into the top spot on lap 12. The left side panel of Turner's front wing flew off and landed on the track surface, which brought out the first yellow flag of the race on lap 13. Fortunately for Turner, the event was being run under ESS rules and he was allowed to keep his position for the restart, but he was not as fast without the missing piece.

The first try at the restart saw the drivers lined up in double-file formation under ESS rules with Brown in the first row and Barney in the second row, but Dylan Swiernik flipped in the first corner to bring out a red flag. The next restart was single file, giving Brown a bigger advantage, but with Styres close behind him, Barney quickly got by both Dietrick and Turner.

Barney closed in on Brown and briefly got beside him, but Brown stayed ahead as the leaders negotiated traffic, and claimed the win by 0.524 seconds. Barney took the runner-up spot, followed by Styres, Poirier, Cory Turner, Dietrick, Jamie Turner, Parker Evans, Paul Kinney, and Matt Tanner.

Corr/Pak division drivers recieved 75 show-up points, leaving the championship standings relatively unchanged. Styres continues to hold a 2 point advantage over Brown, with Todd Hoddick another 8 markers behind.

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 10mb Mitch Brown (8) 2. 87 Jason Barney (12) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (7) 4. 28fm Steve Poirier (9) 5. 19 Cory Turner (3) 6. 10k Rob Dietrick (2) 7. 11 Jamie Turner (16) 8. 61 Parker Evans (5) 9. 19k Paul Kinney (22) 10. 90 Matt Tanner (21) 11. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni (6) 12. 75 Tommy Wickham (14) 13. 38 Tyler Hendricks (19) 14. 6 Curtis Gartly (18) 15. 80 Chris Steele (10) 16. 81 Derek Jonathan (15) 17. 13 Keith Granholm (24) 18. 2x Lee Winger (23) 19. 2 Dave Axton (20) DNF. 7k Kyle Pitts (1) DNF. 7c Dylan Swiernik (11) DNF. 5 Keith Dempster (13) DNF. 49 Todd Hoddick (17) DNS. 91 Ryan Turner (4) No Time. A-Feature Lap Leaders – Rob Dietrick (1-11), Mitch Brown (12-25)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (10 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 28fm Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC (1), 2. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (3), 3. 10k Rob Dietrick, Farmington NY (6), 4. 87 Jason Barney, Brewerton NY (4), 5. 75 Tommy Wickha, Constantia NY (9), 6. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (5), 7. 11z Zach Zumpe, St. Catharines ON (10), 8. 43 Scott Sherk, Port Colborne ON (7), DNF. 00 Dane Lorenc, Lancaster NY (2), DNF. 3 Denny Peebles, Lowville NY (8). No Time

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (10 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 10mb Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (3), 2. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni, Marcellus NY (1), 3. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 4. 61 Parker Evans, Owego NY (6), 5. 5 Keith Dempster, Alton ON (4), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (5), 7. 2 Dave Axton, Port Byron NY (9), 8. 90 Matt Tanner, Stephentown NY (7), 9. 2x Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (8), . Time - 2:20.299

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (10 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (1), 2. 7c Dylan Swiernik, Port Leyden NY (2), 3. 7k Kyle Pitts, Mulberry FL (4), 4. 19 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (3), 5. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (6), 6. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga NY (9), 7. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (8), 8. 19k Paul Kinney, Canastota NY (7), 9. 13 Keith Granholm, Syracuse NY (5). Time - 2:22.282

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE DASH (4 laps - Determined A-Feature starting positions 13-18) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 5 Keith Dempster (2), 2. 75 Tommy Wickham (1), 3. 81 Derek Jonathan (4), 4. 11 Jamie Turner (3), 5. 49 Todd Hoddick (6), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (5). Time - 56.068

B-FEATURE (10 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 38 Tyler Hendricks (3), 2. 2 Dave Axton (2), 3. 90 Matt Tanner (5), 4. 19k Paul Kinney (6), 5. 13 Keith Granholm (9), 6. 2x Lee Winger (8), 7. 43 Scott Sherk (4), 8. 11z Darren Zumpe (1), DNS. 00 Dane Lorenc (7), DNS. 3 Denny Peebles (10). Time - 2:24.662

PROVISIONAL A-FEATURE STARTER: 2x Lee Winger (Corr/Pak)

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (15 entries) Alex Hill held off early challenges from fellow front row starter Mack DeMan to take her second Crate Sprint Car feature win of the season. Hill drove away from the field after a lap 5 restart for contact between Mike Thorne and Josh Shantz, and crossed the finish line 2.094 seconds ahead of DeMan, who settled for 2nd. Steve Lyons took 3rd, followed by Mark Czuba, and Jake Brown.

Championship leader Dylan Westbrook advanced quickly from 12th to 6th, but he couldn't advance any further during an entertaining joust with Brown and Ryan Hunsinger. Brad Herron scratched from both his heat race and the feature to allow Josh Shantz to take his seat, after Shantz's engine failed in hot laps.

Westbrook now has a 31 point advantage over Jake Brown in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 77x Alex Hill (1) 2. 4 Mack DeMan (2) 3. 9 Steve Lyons (4) 4. 00 Mark Czuba (6) 5. 1-10 Jake Brown (9) 6. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12) 7. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (3) 8. 12 Josh Shantz (11) 9. 68 Aaron Turkey (8) 10. 54 Ed Green (7) 11. 55 Mike Thorne (5) 12. 6m Eric McGlone (14) 13. 43k Kyle Durnin (10) DNF. 1 Holly Porter (13) DNS. 12 Brad Herron (15) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Alex Hill (1-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 77x Alex Hill, Ohsweken ON (1), 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (2), 3. 7h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (3), 4. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (6), 5. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (5), 6. 00 Mark Czuba, Burlington ON (7), 7. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (8), DNS. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (4). Time - 1:29.965

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Oakland ON (7), 2. 54 Ed Green, Ohsweken ON (1), 3. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (4), 4. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (2), 5. 12 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (6), 6. 43k Kyle Durnin, Cambridge ON (5), 7. 6m Eric McGlone, Union ON (3). Time - 1:32.402

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): 77x Alex Hill - 14.957 seconds

 

 

BRADY SHORT VICTORIOUS AT PUTNAMVILLE

Putnamville, IN - Aug 8, 2015 - Brady Short was once again victorious in winning the 30 lap feature Saturday night at the Lincoln Park Speedway which was sanctioned by the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series. Short followed up on a win the night before during an unsanctioned race scheduled as part of a special two day show at the speedway. The Saturday night win was his second in a row in MSCS competition and his sixth in the thirteen events completed by the Midwest Sprint Car Series in 2015.

Jeff Bland Jr. would set the pace to begin the feature. He had the pole position at the start of the race and took the lead with Mitch Wissmiller leading the charge to catch him. Brady Short passed Wissmiller on lap 8. Bland would continue to lead as the cars maintained a torrid pace until lap 19 when the caution appeared for the first time. New Zealand driver Stephen Taylor had spun. Another yellow was needed in quick succession when Carson Short spun in turn four. Brady Short capitalized on the opportunity provided by the restarts to take the lead. He would lead the rest of the feature and turn in another commanding performance at the wheel of the Cam Potorff sprint car.

Shane Cottle also had a fast car in the Paul Hazen prepared entry and would claim second place on lap 23. Bland would hold on to third. Brent Beauchamp and A.J. Hopkins would move up to round out the top five. Wissmiller fell out of the top five and pulled off very late in the race with a handling issue. Casey Shuman finished sixth. Nick Bilbee would earn the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race award in gaining six places and finishing seventh. Brandon Mattox, Donny Brackett, and Scott Hampton would complete the top ten.

Stephen Taylor would earn the most passing points during the heats. Taylor was making his first appearance with MSCS as the driver for Jeff Walker Racing. Four heat races were held for the 29 entrants. They were won by Shane Cottle, Brent Beauchamp, Jeff Bland Jr., and A.J. Hopkins. Those drivers would all race to top five finishes in the feature.

Shelby Van Gilder flipped her car at the end of the first heat race but repairs were made and she was on the track and ready to race when the 13 car field for the B rolled out. Nate McMillin took the B Main. He led Kent Schmidt, Tyler Hewitt, and Chris Babcock to the finish line. Hewitt would place the highest for these four final transfers with an eleventh place finish in the A Main. That earned him the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.

The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be competing twice over the August 14th and 15th weekend. The series will race at Bloomington, IN, Speedway Friday night and at Route 45 Raceway in Flora, IL, on Saturday night. The event at Flora will be a Memorial Race in honor of Laura Stockon. This special event was just recently added to the MSCS season schedule. The program at Bloomington Speedway Friday night is the IU Summer Doubler.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, IN August 8, 2015

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (29 Entries)

First Heat - 57 Shane Cottle, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 17 Nick Bilbee, 21 Carson Short, 97x Tyler Hewitt, 26 Lukas Smith, 22v Shelby Van Gilder, 99 Eric Burns

Second Heat - 34 Brent Beauchamp, 2x Casey Shuman, 5m Matt McDonald, 4J Scott Hampton, 5K Kent Schmidt, 35x Chris Babcock, 16R Joe Liguori

Third Heat - 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 11p Brady Short, 28 Brandon Mattox, 6 Mario Clouser, 11 James Lyerla, 98 Brandon Morin, 76 Charlie Beldon Jr.

Fourth Heat - 14H A.J. Hopkins, 11w Stephen Taylor, 10 Aric Gentry, 4B Donnie Brackett, 24 Nate McMillin, 31 Dylan Shaw, 17G Michael Gass

B Main - 24 Nate McMillin, 5K Kent Schmidt, 97x Tyler Hewitt, 35x Chris Bancock, 11 James Lyerla, 98 Brandon Morin, 22v Shelby Van Gilder, 16R Joe Liguori, 17G Michael Gass, 76 Charlie Belden Jr., 26 Lukas Smith, 99 Eric Burns, 31 Dylan Shaw

Feature (30 Laps) - 11p Brady Short, 57 Shane Cottle, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 34 Brent Beauchamp, 14H A.J. Hopkins, 2x Casey Shuman, 17 Nick Bilbee, 28 Brandon Mattox, 4B Donny Brackett, 4J Scott Hampton, 97x Tyler Hewitt, 21 Carson Short, 5K Kent Schmidt, 24 Nate McMillin, 5m Matt Mc Donald, 11w Steven Taylor, 6 Mario Clouser, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 10 Aric Gentry, 35x Chris Babcock

 

 

SIMON LANDS WCS BOSS WIN; DROWN WINS 7th; HARBLE & HOLMES MAKE 1st VISIT TO VICTORY LANE; B. HENSEL, JOHNSON & DAWSON WINNERS AGAIN

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, August 8, 2015

By Mike Swanger

It was another action packed night at Wayne County Speedway on Southeastern Equipment night as the Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS non wing sprint cars were making their only appearance of the season at the track. Pole sitter Mike Miller would lead the 21 car field to the green flag and lead the opening two laps when the red flag waved for Randy Fink as he and Chuck Wilson made contact on the back stretch. Fink rolled and Wilson stayed upright but both were finished for the night. As the action went back to green, Miller was out front as fifth starting Landon Simon took second from Cooper Clouse and moved in on Miller. Simon would make the move for the lead in turn one on lap 6 as points leader Shawn Westerfeld would follow in his tire tracks for second. The two Indiana drivers would start to pull away from the field as a heated battle between Dustin Smith, Michael Fischesser, Clouse, Bobby Distl, Miller and Aaron Middaugh was in process for a top five finish. Caution flags on laps 13 and 18 would keep the field bunched together. As the final seven laps clicked off, Simon, of Indianapolis, held off one last charge by Westerfeld for his second BOSS win of the season aboard the Mount Baker Vapor #24. Dustin Smith would finish third behind Westerfeld to make it an all Indiana podium. Fischesser held on for fourth as 16 year old Clouse finished out the top five. Heat winners were Simon, Clouse and Westerfeld. It was night four of the Wayne County Speedway/ Attica Raceway Park Late Model Series and in the three previous races, Wooster’s Doug Drown had won all three and won a heat race each night for the maximum 165 points. The heat race streak would be stopped by Matt Irey and Brad Malcuit topped those but Drown would draw the outside pole position along side JR Gentry. At the drop of the green flag, Drown and his Hall’s Auto Sales, Nationwide Vehicle Protection and Wooster Glass #240 popped into the lead with Ryan Markham right behind. A lap 4 caution for Chuck Kimble kept the field close together but on the restart, Drown would pull away from Markham as Gentry would lose a spot to Larry Kingseed with Irey and Malcuit in tow. Gentry would come to a stop in turn 4 on lap 14 for the final caution. Drown would pull away once again on the restart to post his 7th win at WCS and his 4th in the WCS/ARP Series. Markham would finish second for the 4th time in the Lias Tire Super Late Model points race. The last half of the race had the fans eyes glued to the battle for third as Kingseed, Irey, Malcuit and Cody Scott were changing positions on each lap before finishing in that order. First time visitor Sam Ashworth would start on the pole of the Fisher Performance Sprint main with Newark’s Mitch Harble along side. Ashworth powered his way into the lead but a spun Shawn Hubler slowed the action on lap three. Back to green and 5 time winner Brad Haudenschild tried to take second from Harble but instead banged the turn two guardrail and flipped to bring out the red as Haudenschild was ok but his race was over. Jason Dolick would spin before another lap could be recorded. After that, the race would go non stop although Hubler would do a 360 spin and keep going on lap nine. Ashworth would build up a good sized lead over heat winner Harble as 12th starting Danny Mumaw was trying to do the power slide on Nick Patterson for third on laps eight and nine in turn one but Patterson would motor back by coming out of turn two but finally on lap 11, Mumaw’s slider worked to take third. Harble would start reeling in Ashworth as his machine started to fade. Harble and his Harble Motorsports, Fisher Performance and Kistler’s #15h would take the lead on lap 17. Mumaw would take second with five to go when Ashworth bounced off the front stretch wall but kept going and in the final laps, Mumaw was closing in on Harble but ran out of laps. Ashworth held on to third in front of Patterson and Hubler. In just his second race of the year at WCS, Canton’s Paul Holmes went flag to flag for his first Aamco Transmission Super Stock win. Third starting Tyler Thompson would spin on lap two and Dennis Amstutz’s car would stop would slow the early action but after that, Holmes and his black #68 would drive away as 5 time winner and 8th starting Nick Smith in pursuit. Brandon Gardner finished in the third spot with Frank Oriti and Gary Hensel Jr. filling out the top five. Holmes and Tyler Nicely picked up the heat wins. Driving the DJ Directional Services and Fast Lane Towing #28, Wooster’s Brad Hensel led all the way for his second WQKT Mini Stock win. Billy Parsons was stuck on the back of Hensel,s car but could never make the move to get by. Michael Workman, who had won the last three features, started 10th and moved into third on lap 7 and finished third. The two heat winners, Gary Hensel Jr. and Stephen Crowe rounded out the top five. Last weeks winner, Chuck Conway led the opening three laps of the Flat Track Cart feature but Jamie Johnson squeezed by on the next circuit and then held on for his second win aboard the RJR Racing and Double T Speedway #33. Conway finished second with Steve Reed, Matt Aber and Dan Delaney following. Johnson and Scott Delaney paced the heats. Lakeville’s Billy Dawson swept the Mini Wedge races as he pocketed his fifth feature win of the season aboard the Harriger Towing, DJ Directional Services and Miller Racing #7b. Matthew Moore and Jolene Voshel trailed Dawson. Contingency Connection awards of $100,000 for the season for the WCS drivers once again were available in last nights racing action. Saturday night August 15 will be a regular racing program on tap as the Fisher Peformance Sprints, Lias Tire Super Late Models, Harriger Towing Rush Late Models, Aamco Transmission Super Stocks, WQKT Mini Stocks and the Flat Track Carts and the Wedges will be in action. Check the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, August 8, 2015 MO VAUGHN TRANSPORT BOSS SPRINTS Moose Racing Heat 1 Landon Simon, Michael Fischesser, Dustin Smith, Chuck Wilson, Jeremy Shambaugh, Randy Fink, Scott Hardman dns Cowen Truck Line Heat 2 Cooper Clouse, Andy File, Andy Middaugh, Bobby Distl, Chad Wilson, Bob McMillen, Andy Fike Southeast Harley Davidson Heat 3 Shawn Westerfeld, Mike Miller, Cody Gardner, George Willard, Steve Little, Jeremy Duposki, Justin Owen, Buddy Lowther dns Feature Landon Simon, Shawn Westerfeld, Dustin Smith, Michael Fischesser, Cooper Clouse, Bobby Distl, Mike Miller, Aaron Middaugh, Andy File, Chad Wilson, Cody Gardner, George Willard, Jeremy Duposki, Bob McMillen, Andy Fike, Jeremy Shambaugh, Steve Little, Chuck Wilson, Randy Fink, Justin Owen, Scott Hardman, Buddy Lowther dns

LIAS TIRE SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Matt Irey, Doug Drown, Cody Scott, Paul Harriger, Jerry Aber, Corey Hornikel, Josh Haynes, Chuck Kimble, Levi Flesher, Ben Mott Heat 2 Brad Malcuit, Larry Kingseed, Ryan Markham, JR Gentry, Larry Bellman, David Liles, George Lee, Randy Davis, Ricky Holderbaum, Nate Potts dns Feature Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Larry Kingseed, Matt Irey, Brad Malcuit, Cody Scott, David Liles, Larry Bellman, Corey Hornikel, Ben Mott, Jerry Aber, Josh Haynes, Levi Flesher, Chuck Kimble, JR Gentry, Paul Harriger, Nate Potts, Ricky Holderbaum, Randy Davis dns, George Lee dns

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Heat 1 Mitch Harble, Brad Haudenschild, Nick Patterson, Sam Ashworth, Shawn Hubler, Joe Armbruster, Json Dolick, Troy Kingan, George Prosser, Jeremy Duposki, Jordan Harble, Danny Mumaw Feature Mitch Harble, Danny Mumaw, Sam Ashworth, Nick Patterson, Shawn Hubler, Joe Armbruster, Troy Kingan, George Prosser, Jason Dolick, Jeremy Duposki, Brad Haudenschild, Jordan Harble dns

 

 

Messeraul Snags Third-Career POWRi Victory

Pevely, MO – Thomas Messeraul, formerly hailing from San Jose, California and now residing in Indianapolis, Indiana led all 30 laps of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature, co-sanctioned with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series to earn his third career win. Messeraul’s first victory of 2015 came at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 for the final night of the Ironman 55 weekend, while his last POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory came in 2009.
Rico Abreu of Rutherford, California earned high point getter of the night, starting on the pole in the Abreu Vineyards, Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, Toyota-powered Bullet with Thomas Messeraul to his outside in the 5ive-6ix, Inc. Esslinger-powered Triple-X Chassis. At the drop of the green flag, Messeraul would lurch into the lead, taking point over Abreu and Spencer Bayston. On lap three, Darren Hagen would overtake Bayston for third, while Messeraul continued his torrid pace. Closing in on lap traffic by lap 10, Messeraul would quickly dispatch of the lappers putting more space between himself and Abreu until the caution flew on lap 15 for Austin Brown as his Toyota-powered BOSS Chassis came to a stop off turn four.
Returning to racing, Messeraul would pick back up where he left off, surging by car lengths at the drop of the green flag. While Abreu did his best to hound Messeraul, Spencer Bayston would put up a fight with Hagen for the third position, as Zach Daum’s Daum Crop Insurance, Toyota-powered Eagle closed in on the duo. With 26 laps down, Daniel Adler’s Esslinger-powered Triple-X machine would fall off pace entering turn one, bringing out the third and final caution of the evening and setting up a four lap shootout to the finish.
This time coming to green, Messeraul wouldn’t get the lurch he previously had as Abreu stayed slightly closer, but never gathering enough steam to challenge for the lead. Darren Hagen would bring home the final podium position in the Austin Brown-owned, Esslinger-powered BOSS Chassis, while Zach Daum earned fourth. Spencer Bayston would take home the fifth position in the BCI, Priority Aviation, Esslinger-powered Spike.
“Last night was awesome to race; right up against the fence, but we had a tire go low and just kind of got treacherous up there,” stated Messeraul. “It wasn’t the best track for the fans, I would say, but I’ll take it any way I can get it. This is Shane’s first win for the year.”
“We were right there, it was just pretty difficult to pass when they reworked the track tonight,” Abreu said. “I wish they’d have worked it and then ran the modified race, but that’s how it goes. Congrats to Shane Hmiel and those guys. I know they work hard to get their cars right.”
“Track prep got us there a little bit,” said Hagen. “We started sixth and might have been hard charger to run third. The other two guys started on the front row. We love being here; hopefully we will be back next year.”
Midgets
Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 39 - Spencer Bayston, Heat 2: 3N - Jake Neuman, Heat 3: 97 - Rico Abreu, Heat 4: 17 - Darren Hagen
Great Clips Feature Winner: 56 - Thomas Messeraul
Toyota Semi-Feature Winner: 71 - Ryan Robinson
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 56 - Thomas Messeraul 2. 97 - Rico Abreu 3. 17 - Darren Hagen 4. 5D - Zach Daum 5. 39 - Spencer Bayston 6. 67 - Tanner Thorson 7. 32 - Garrett Aitken 8. 11A - Andrew Felker 9. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 10. 35 - Matt Sherrell 11. 7 - Austin Brown 12. 71 - Ryan Robinson 13. 9K - Kyle Schuett 14. 3N - Jake Neuman 15. 85 - Shane Hollingsworth 16. 52C - Isaac Chapple 17. 14E - Eric Fenton 18. 57D - Daniel Robinson 19. 52 - Anton Hernandez 20. 21 - Ty Hulsey 21. 50 - Daniel Adler 22. 39C - Payton Pierce 23. 23 - Hannah Adair
For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Steve Poirier Conquers Canandaigua for Another Lucas Oil ESS Win.

By Dean Reynolds

CANANDAIGUA, NY – Steve Poirier found his lane open up right at the drop of the green flag and he took full advantage. Taking to the outside of the Canandaigua Motorsports Park half-mile from his third starting position, Poirier took the lead and stayed there for all 25 laps to collect his fifth Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint A-Main of the 2015 season.

The entire night went caution free with 20 of the 22 A-Main starters seeing the checkered flag.

The win for the Quebec star also extended his point lead for his quest of his sixth overall ESS title and also in the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour 2015 as well. The victory was Poirier’s 52nd of his ESS career inching him closer to Mike Woodring on top of the win list at 59.

“It just worked out for me, I saw Tommy (Wickham) go to the inside behind Mike (Stelter) and it opened up the outside for me so I made the move.” Noted the driver of the FM Industries #28FM. “From there my car felt pretty good on the top so I stayed there.”

Poirier didn’t pull out to a big lead however as Stelter’s Mach 1 chassied #36 stayed close looking for his first A-Main win since 2005. “When you lead you just don’t know if your line is the best, you stay where you feel comfortable and hope it works out.” Poirier continued. “You do look around a bit, if I see blue on the inside I know it’s probably Jason (Barney) as he is an expert there. You try not to beat yourself when leading, you try to stay aggressive and stay comfortable.”

The win came in his trusty now five year old Eagle chassis. “This car has been clipped twice, fixed many times but not enough to junk it. It just fits my style.” Steve continued. “Other teams get close to you or even better so we tried a few other chassis but it’s just not as good as this one.”

Barney did come from his sixth place starting spot to slip by Stelter in the closing stages but he just didn’t have enough to stage a challenge but shortly afterwards he revealed why. “I had no brakes the entire race. I think I had something for the 28 but you needed brakes with the traffic and the way the track was.” Said Barney who picked up his second runner-up finish in as many nights.

“We had such a good car but it’s a bit frustrating, winning in ESS is so tough and when you get the chance like we did the last two nights you need to take advantage.” Barney went on, “I tried hard and then when I hit the inside tire and my left front went totally flat I’m a bit lucky I’m here (second place).”

For Stelter, a smile from ear to ear was present as it was his first podium finish in many years. “This feels awesome, to get a top three has been a long time coming.” The long-time ESS faithful continued. “We just found something with the car and it’s better, the driver is getting his confidence back so I hope we can get some good finishes here in the end of the season.”

Mike went on, “I’m a low buck guy and when you can get a few good runs together it makes you feel good. I’m glad I could do it close to home.”

Matt Tanner and Shawn Donath made up the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Wickham, Bryan Howland, Chuck Hebing, Cory Sparks and Joe Trenca.

ESS/Canandaigua Notes – A total of 23 sprints in the pits for the Lucas Oil ESS second visit of the year to Canandaigua…Tyler Graves, Jonathan Preston and Derrick Juliano made their first starts for 2015…Danny Varin dropped a lifter during the heats and didn’t start the A-Main…Next week it’s off to Brewerton on Friday and then to Weedsport on Sunday for our $2,000 to win Night of Legends.

Lucas Oil A-Main – Steve Poirier ($2,075), Jason Barney ($1,075), Mike Stelter ($850), Matt Tanner ($630), Shawn Donath ($565), Tommy Wickham ($660), Bryan Howland ($455), Chuck Hebing ($470), Cory Sparks ($450), Joe Trenca ($400), Darryl Ruggles ($485), Paul Kinney ($395), Paul Habeck ($470), Parker Evans ($290), Rob Dietrick ($285), Alysha Ruggles ($280), Paulie Colagiovannu ($325), Jonathan Preston ($270), Dave Axton ($300), Derrick Juliano ($310), Tyler Graves ($270), Jeff Cook ($250)

DNS – Danny Varin ($350)

Lap Leaders – Poirier 1-25

Car Mate Trailers $25 To Win Heats – Barney, Sparks, Howland.

Danny Willmes Enterprises/Cobra Coaches Dash – D. Ruggles ($100)

Other Bonuses:

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Barney (4 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Poirier $50

Ohsweken Speedway 20th Anniversary – Juliano $50

Beard Sewer and Drain Determination Award – Hebing $50

SUNY Canton Smart Move – Stelter $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Donath $35

911 Restoration – Sparks and D. Ruggles $25

Bitner Automotive Blistering Fast Time – Poirier (17.133)

Hoosier Tire – Axton $200

Vahlco Wheels – Wickham $190

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Home Sweet Home for Holtgraver Kristyak, Priest, Wheeler, Marcucci, and Thompson also Score

Mercer, PA (August 8, 2015): Danny Holtgraver took advantage of a rare week off the road to compete at the tracks where he cut his teeth. He showed everybody that he still knows his way around the Mercer Raceway Park, as he survived a furious attack from the defending track champion Eric Williams to get a much needed victory in the Second Annual Putsy Kekich Memorial, presented by Sunburst Environmental and Bonnell's Rod Shop, for the 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels 410 Sprints.

Also scoring wins were Tommy Kristyak (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Andy Priest (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), Leigh Wheeler (Precise Racing Products Stock Cars), Mark Marcucci (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), and Michael Thompson (Epertherner's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks).

Holtgraver was relieved to get the win before the highly partisan crowd. "This has been a tough year, we really needed this win. I'm really excited to come back home and get this win in front of the best fans in the world." He will now head off to the Knoxville Nationals, but he will be searching for a ride when he gets there. "I'm packing everything I need, helmet, suit, whatever. Hoping maybe something works out."

Holtgraver earned the pole position by winning the Dash held for the evening's six fastest qualifiers. That enabled him to lead the first 21 laps of the race. However, he never could shake loose from Williams, who was back in his own machine for this race. Williams snuck past Holtgraver on lap 22, but the traveler immediately mounted a counter attack. Holtgraver explained the turn of events thusly. "I was working the high side and really wasn't getting the grip I needed, but when I saw Eric go by me low, I knew I could make that line work." And make it work he did, taking the lead back a lap later and then holding off several additional thrusts by Williams.

There were only two cautions to slow the thirty lapper. The first came on lap seven for Mike Flynn. Seven rounds later, John McCracken, Jr. came to a halt.

Brandon Spithaler, Jack Sodeman, Jr., and Lee Jacobs completed the top five. Brandon Matus, Dan Kuriger, Arnie Kent, Brent Matus, and Michael Bauer were the next five to cross the finish line.

Heats went to Scott Priester and Brandon Spithaler, while Holtgraver prevailed in the Dash. The fastest qualifier was Adam Kekich, grandson of the late Putsy Kekich. Adam was an early retiree from the memorial feature that he wanted to win so badly.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Tommy Kristyak scored his third win of the season, but it wasn't easy for the veteran driver. Eric Gabany was right with him throughout the race, and Gabany did take the lead away on lap three. But, by lap nine, Kristyak was back out front to stay. Jimmy Holden was closing fast on the leaders, but ran out of time. Lonny Riggs was also right there at the end, recovering nicely from the first lap melee. J.R. McGinley was fifth. Kyle Fink, Sid Unvezagt, Jr., Shayne Izzo, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., and Brian Schaffer completed the top ten. Heat races went to Kristyak and Kyle Fink.

On the first lap of the 358 Modified feature, there was a four-car pile-up involving Riggs, Max Smoker, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., and Kevin Green. All but Smoker were able to continue. Green would be involved in a red flag incident later, for a brief fire, but it was extinguished safely.

The Outlaw Sprint Warrior feature presented by Bonnell's Rod Shop was the Andy Priest show. In just his second start in the brand new Ted Hull machine, Priest dominated the race, opening up a 5 second lead at one point. Joe McEwen led the first two laps but Priest took command on lap 3 and never looked back. Cody Bova's car was a rocket and he worked thru the field and was closing on Priest, but ran out of laps. He was just 1.5 seconds behind at the checkers. McEwen held on for third, with Mike Marano, II and George Hobaugh, Jr. taking fourth and fifth. Devin Litwiler, Darin Gallagher, Terry Young, Chris Matthews, and Shane Pfeuffer rounded out the top ten. Young and Bova won the two preliminaries.

There was only one stoppage in the Outlaw Sprint Warrior feature, but it was a doozie on the first lap, collecting the cars of Darren Pifer, Brandon Spithaler, Darin Gallagher, George Englert, and Evan Kornbau.

The Precise Racing Products Stock Car feature was a disappointing affair, as there were numerous cautions and a red flag, as well as other incidents that prolonged the race. Leigh Wheeler managed to lead the entire distance and was able to avoid all of the mayhem behind him. Trailing Leigh Wheeler across the line were Gary Miller, Jr., Ryan Moyer, Pat Fileding, and Terry Wheeler. The rest of the cars were scored on the basis of laps completed. They were Brandon Wearing, Garrett Calvert, Brent Johnson, and Charlie Baptise. Andy Thompson was disqualified for causing an intentional yellow. Miller prevailed in the only heat for this division. The red was for Brandon Wearing who crashed hard into the spinning car of Ryan Moyer. Both drivers were unhurt.

Due to the unsportsmanlike conduct displayed on and off the track by the Stock Car drivers, the class has been taken off the racing card for the August 15 event.

The Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks were once again dominated by Michael Thompson. Tim Callahan, Shane Shook, Steve Longwell, Sr., and Mike McConnell were second through fifth. Isaac Paden, Rudy Troples, Ed Haylett, Karlee Longwell, and Tyler Fulton ran in the top ten. The only excitement in this race came on lap six when Todd Kougher's car briefly caught fire. He, too, was not injured. There was just one caution here, on lap seven, when Tyler Fulton's car broke. Heat races went to Thompson and Callahan, who definitely was back in his comfort zone.

The Rock Concrete Modified Lites closed out the evening, with Mark Marcucci scoring the victory once again. Three cautions slowed the race, but not Marcucci, as he dominated. Levi Spinneweber spun out on lap six, but charged back through the field to finish second. Newcomer Cole Petrelle car finished third. Positions four through ten belonged to Jacob Bova, Shane Webb, Doug Jones, Keith Smith, Bill Stivason, Dusty Frantz, and Josh Christopher. Heat races went to Smith and Marcucci.

Next week, Mercer Raceway Park will host Smackdown! This event pits the visiting Big Block Modifieds of the BRP Modified Tour against the home team, the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. The BRP Modified Tour has been drawing outstanding fields of cars and the addition of the Mercer faithful should make things very interesting. A Mercer regular, Lonny Riggs, finally broke the long string of domination by the touring Big Block drivers, but the 358 pilots will try to use their familairity with the tricky oval to close the gap. You will not want to miss this Modified sibling rivalry.

4 Your Car Connection/World of Wheels 410 Sprint Cars: Danny Holtgraver, Eric Williams, Brandon Spithaler, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Lee Jacobs, Brandon Matus, Dan Kuriger, Arnie Kent, Brent Matus, Michael Bauer, Scott Priester, Dan Shetler, A.J. Flick, Jimmy Morris, Zach Morrow, Davey Jones, John McCracken, Jr., Adam Kekich, Gale Ruth, Jr., Mike Flynn, Dennis Wagner.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Tommy Kristyak, Eric Gabany, Jimmy Holden, Lonny Riggs, J.R. McGinley, Kyle Fink, Sid Unvezagt, Jr., Shayne Izzo, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Brian Schaffer, Kyle Holden, Rich Whitney, Eric Martin, Dillon Barr, Kevin Green, Max Smoker.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Andy Priest, Cody Bova, Joe McEwen, Mike Marano, II, George Hobaugh, Jr., Devin Litwiler, Darin Gallagher, Terry Young, Chris Matthews, Shane Pfeuffer, Evan Kornbau, George Englert, Brandon Spithaler, Darren Pifer.

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Leigh Wheeler, Gary Miller, Jr., Ryan Moyer, Pat Fileding, Terry Wheeler, Brandon Wearing, Garrett Calvert, Brent Johnson, Charlie Baptise, Andy Thompson (DQ).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Mark Marcucci, Levi Spinnewebber, Cole Petrelle, Jacob Bova, Shane Webb, Doug Jones, Keith Smith, Bill Stivason, Dusty Frantz, Josh Christopher.

Epertherner's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Michael Thompson, Tim Callahan, Shane Shook, Steve Longwell, Sr., Mike McConnell, Isaac Paden, Rudy Troples, Ed Haylett, Karlee Longwell, Tyler Fulton, Todd Kougher.

 

 

August starts with a bang at the Action Track; Flick, Pegher, King and Young win

Sarver, PA (August 8, 2015) The phrase "better to be lucky than be good" could be heard in the pits and stands all throughout four fantastic features at Lernerville Speedway Friday night, and it was applicable to three of them as AJ Flick, Mike Pegher Jr. and Rex King Jr. all pulled out dramatic victories in the waning laps. And the Pic-A-Part Sportsman saw Terry Young hold off a strong, late charge from Joe Kelley to take his second win of 2015. A fast track and racy surface provided a night that saw its fair share of momentum swings, and just when it appeared that natural order had been restored to the field rundown, the hand of fate dealt a blow to several drivers.

People's TWP DIRTcar Sprints

First in line for the parade of heartbreaks, was one Scott Priester, who'd been running very strongly in recent action, culminating in a win at Mercer and a heat win at PPMS with the All Stars last weekend. Priester looked very fast once again on Friday night as he put the action in the first heat behind him in short order and by a wide margin. However, as he entered the final set of turns on the last lap, something broke on the car and he wound up in the turn four catch fence after several wild flips. Priester walked away from the scary scene with little to no injury.

As the feature took the green flag, Ralph Spithaler and two-time feature winner Dan Kuriger found themselves on the front row. Kuriger quickly asserted himself as the leader while former track champion Danny Holtgraver found himself directly behind him in the early laps as the two set to battle for the early lead with Kuriger up high and Holtgraver electing to run the bottom. Lurking behind them and charging forward in quick fashion were Brandon Spithaler and points leader AJ Flick who started fifth and eighth respectively. Meanwhile, Holtgraver was able to make the pass for the lead on the front stretch on lap four and looked to be in command as he immediately went to work on lapped traffic. But Brandon Spithaler quickly went to work on Holtgraver and followed him through and was the quicker car in the early to mid portion of the feature.

Spithaler picked his spot and made the most of the lapped car of Zach Morrow, to set his pick and move around Holtgraver for the lead on lap 11. Once there, Spithaler gained separation as each lap clicked off, working the mid to high groove with authority. It looked to be his race to win until the first fantastic finish of the evening unveiled itself.

On the 20th lap, Zach Morrow brought out the first yellow flag of the night following his spin in turn two and during the subsequent caution laps, a car appeared stalled at the turn three pit entrance at the top of the backstretch, which happened to belong to Spithaler.

Holtgraver inherited the lead, and appeared set to take the win with a handful of laps remaining, but entering the first set of turns on a lap 21 restart, his left rear tire came off the rim, causing drivers behind him scurry to avoid chaos. The lead then went to AJ Flick, who once out front, never looked back in collecting his second win of the season while Brandon Matus finished a stout evening, finishing second from his sixth starting position. Kuriger continued his strong season and completed the podium coming home third.

"Tonight was similar to how I won my first race, the fastest cars broke and I got a little bit lucky," Flick remarked in victory lane. "I don't know what happened with Brandon, I saw Danny had a left rear going down and Dan Kuriger got some bad luck and got stuck behind him on the restart. So the luck was definitely on our side, but the crew still put me in good position to be in fourth when all that chaos went down."

Top 10:

1. AJ Flick

2. Brandon Matus

3. Dan Kuriger

4. Dan Shetler

5. Jack Sodeman Jr.

6. Ralph Spithaler

7. Brent Matus

8. Jim Morris

9. Mike Miller

10. Bob McMillin

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models

Having taken over the driving duties of the Detman #111 ride over at the midpoint of the season, Matt Lux has looked completely comfortable and on his way to a win sooner rather than later and on this Friday night, it looked as if he had the leg up on victory lane starting on the front row alongside Michael Norris. The two drivers took the green flag and went straight to work in a battle for the early lead of the 25-lap Precise Late Model feature until they tangled in turn two on the third lap which caused Lux to spin, bringing out the yellow flag.

On the restart, Norris kept the lead, but Mike Pegher Jr. was coming quickly as he moved around Dan Swartzlander for second and set his sights on the leader. Up front, Norris was in his office at the high side of the speedway which had developed plenty of cushion to lean on. Norris and Pegher would then battle for the lead until lap eight when John Mollick brought out the second caution flag. When the race picked back up, last week's winner, Alex Ferree had joined the battle for the lead, moving forward from his tenth starting spot. After another round of cautions, Lux had also joined the fray along with Gary Lyle, and the way the entire night of racing had been developing, it seemed any driver on the lead lap had a chance to win.

No matter how luck goes in racing, drivers still have to be in position to receive the benefits. And in the second half of the contest, Norris, Pegher, Ferree, Lyle and Lux were in position, with Ferree, having gotten around Pegher on lap 13 as he furiously hunted Norris for the top spot with little in the way of lapped traffic to work with. Then fate intervened, and Norris suffered mechanical failure on lap 19, putting Ferree in the lead with six laps to go and following a caution and restart, he looked to be well on his way to victory as Lux passed Lyle for the third spot. But Ferree bobbled on the cushion in turn two on the 23rd circuit and Pegher would not give back the gift as he inherited the lead en route to his second win of the season. Lux would wind up in second place after coming all the way from the tail while Lyle would round out the podium.

"We got into Alex there a bit when he jumped the cushion," Pegher explained regarding the circumstances that helped propel him to victory. "I hope he knows I didn't do it on purpose, we were both going for the win. You couldn't really exit on the bottom because you enter the corner so hard, but there was plenty of traction out there, the car could just slide up a little bit and we had no problem getting off the corners."

Top 10:

1. Mike Pegher Jr.

2. Matt Lux

3. Gary Lyle

4. Chuck Sarver

5. Kenny Schaltenbrand

6. Clayton Kennedy

7. Alex Ferree

8. Herman Bertollini

9. Tony Burke

10. Michael Norris

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Modifieds

Just when the assembled fans thought the night couldn't get any wilder, the Diehl Modified feature made its way to the surface and the feature was studded with story lines. Would pole sitter Kevin Bolland be able to fend off the field for 25 laps? Would Garrett Krummert avenge the mechanical gremlins that took a certain victory from him the previous week? Would Mat Williamson be able to be a significant factor starting from dead last by virtue of his three straight wins?

Bolland started out with the early lead while fourth starting Garrett Krummert headed straight for the top of the speedway and straight to second place. A steadily improving Steve Feder would complete the top three in the early laps. Krummert would try Bolland from the top side, then switched to the bottom in an attempt to wrest the lead away but his bid would be unsuccessful. The next opponent to try Bolland would be Rex King Sr. who made his way around Krummert on lap seven and began closing in on Bolland.

Bolland entered lapped traffic on lap 12 and saw his lead shrink until a caution for a Jeff Miller spin on lap 14 reset the scene. On the restart, Bolland elected to start on the bottom, putting King Sr. on the top as Bolland got a good run off the second corner and kept the top spot for the meantime. The yellow flag waved again on lap 15 for none other than third running Garrett Krummert who succumbed to a broken car for the second straight week.

Bolland would have to play defense on a pair of restarts towards the end in an attempt to hold of King Sr. and Rex King Jr. who'd advanced from his ninth starting spot to join the top three as the laps wound down. King Jr. had passed the elder King for second, and then following a lap 18 restart, he would dive underneath Bolland to take the lead. Once out front, King Jr. would never look back as Williamson nearly completed the full field run through, managing to pass Bolland for second on lap 23 while Feder would make his way around Bolland for a strong podium finish.

"It was fun out there tonight, but it got a little rough on the restarts with," King Jr. said. "There's a lot of good cars here, there's probably ten or so cars here that can win on any given night. When I'd seen dad (Rex King Sr.) and Bolland playing the cat and mouse game, we were closing on them and if we could get some restarts I knew we could make it happen."

Top 10:

1. Rex King Jr.

2. Mat Williamson

3. Steve Feder

4. Kevin Bolland

5. Rex King Jr.

6. Dave Murdick

7. Tom Winkle

8. Rick Regalski

9. Jeff Miller

10. Mark Frankhouser

Millerstown Pic-A-Part Sportsman

If three fantastic finishes weren't enough for fans in attendance, they got an unexpected bonus of a stock feature that was not only highly competitive, but caution free!

Terry Young and Wayne Carbo lead the field to the green flag and it was Carbo who went upstairs and planted himself in the lead in the early going while Young and Joe Kelley took positions down low. Brett McDonald then challenged Young for second early on until Kelley was able to get underneath him at the lap seven mark. Simultaneously, Young seized the lead from Carbo while Kelly, who'd dropped back to fifth early on, reversed his momentum and moved under Carbo for the second spot.

At the 15-lap mark, Kelley had caught Young and closed to within a glimpse of the lead and would make one more charge for the win with one lap to go. Kelley left the bottom for the top of the surface, but would come up short as Young stayed consistent in lapped traffic and completed the run towards his second victory of the 2015 season.

"I've got no idea what happened to Wayne but I thought for sure he was going to beat me," a chuckling Young said in victory lane. "The track was really in great condition and there was a lot of bite in it and the car really liked it.

Top 10:

1. Terry Young

2. Joe Kelley

3. Wayne Carbo

4. Bob Egley

5. Mike Miller

6. Joey Zambotti

7. Chris Schneider

8. Corey McPherson

9. Brett McDonald

10. Jim Fosnaught

 

 

Daring Move Lifts Gerster to Must See Racing Sprint Car Win at Salem

SALEM, Ind. – With a daring third-to-first maneuver on a lap seven restart, Brian Gerster charged around polesitter John Turnbull Jr. and championship leader Jimmy McCune and led the final 24 laps of Saturday night’s 56th annual Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial 30 at Salem Speedway, winning the historic race for the second time.

The win did not come without challenge, however, as both McCune and Chris Neuenschwander were right on the tail-tank of the RAM Engineering No. 50M until 10 laps to go, when Gerster found another gear and drove off into the Indiana night.

“I was just saving my equipment until the right time,”Gerster said in Engine Pro Victory Lane. “The only lap that pays any money is the 30th lap of this feature, so I was just trying to manage what I had. Jimmy McCune is a smart racer. I’ve grown up racing against him – we’re both pretty old and gray now – but we talked a little bit before the race and agreed we just had to be patient working our way through the field because we were starting so far back.”

“I managed to get a good run on that restart and went from third to first in a lap, and after that it was all about managing the gap I had back to the 88 and the 10. Luckily it all worked out and we’re sitting here for the second year in a row. This is awesome, especially with how the James/O’Connor Memorial has evolved over the years and the guys like Tony Stewart and Rich Vogler that have won it in the past. It’s really special.”

Gerster’s challenge was set up by a caution on lap six, when South Bend, Ind. rookie Christian Koehler went into a series of violent 360 spins in turns three and four after the left rear tire sheared off of his No. 0 sprinter.

Koehler was uninjured in the crash, however his night was ended early – putting a damper on his Salem debut.

“Coming down the backstretch I felt the throttle jump, and that means that the wheel lost the nut and is sliding off the splines,” Koehler explained. “I should have known what was happening right then – even though it’s never happened to me before – but I just got back in it and the next thing I knew I was going for a carnival ride (laughs).”

“It’s a fun track though. It’s high speed, and hopefully next time we won’t have any unfortunate occurances.”

Following that incident, the race went green the rest of the way, leaving McCune to chase Gerster after clearing Turnbull for second. While the Toledo, Ohio veteran could never clear Gerster for the lead, he showed his nose several times before ultimately settling for the runner-up finish.

“We were both pushing really hard there towards the tail end,” McCune said of both he and Gerster. “That Dick Myers car is pretty tough to beat, and Brian driving it makes it even more potent. They helped us out a little bit to get me back on-track and hopefully give him a run, but we just didn’t have enough.”

“Second’s not bad, we’re happy with it. We’ll take the points lead and go into a couple of tracks that I’ve been really good at in the past and see what we can do the rest of this year.”

Neuenschwander finished third as the final car on the lead lap. Mike Stutsman and Kevin Blue made up the balance of the top five.

After his pole start allowed him to lead the first six laps of the feature, Turnbull pulled in on lap 23 with apparent mechanical issues ending his night.

2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos’ night ended before the green flag ever flew in his heat race – a broken rear end sidelining the Dick Fieler-owned No. 22A car.

Gerster kicked off the night by setting quick time around the 0.555-mile oval with a lap of 14.135 seconds (141.351 mph), and John Turnbull Jr. won the Melling Select Performance First Heat. Gerster followed up his qualifying performance with a victory in the Mahle Second Heat.

For more info on Must See Racing including live updates, log onto www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series; Salem Speedway; Salem, Ind.; August 8, 2015

Time Trials: 1. #50M – Brian Gerster, 14.135 seconds (141.351 mph); 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 15.184; 3. #22A – Bobby Santos III, 15.372; 4. #10 – Chris Neuenschwander, 16.000; 5. #21 – Mike Stutsman, 16.149; 6. #71 – Brian Vaughn, 16.170; 7. #6 – Kevin Blue, 16.338; 8. #12 – John Turnbull Jr., 16.471; 9. #0 – Christian Koehler, 16.475; 10. #44 – Anthony McCune, 25.871.

Heat Race #1: John Turnbull Jr., Christian Koehler, Kevin Blue, Brian Vaughn, Anthony McCune (DNS)

Heat Race #2: Brian Gerster, Jimmy McCune, Chris Neuenschwander, Mike Stutsman, Bobby Santos III (DNS)

Must See Racing Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial at Salem Speedway A-Feature (30 laps):

1. #50M – Brian Gerster 2. #88 – Jimmy McCune 3. #10 – Chris Neuenschwander 4. #21 – Mike Stutsman 5. #6 – Kevin Blue 6. #12 – John Turnbull Jr. 7. #0 – Christian Koehler 8. #71 – Brian Vaughn 9. #44 – Anthony McCune 10. #22A – Bobby Santos III (DNS)

 

 

Michael Muldoon Sweeps Oswego Speedway’s 65th Anniversary Supermodified Special in Front of Packed Grandstand

OSWEGO, NY (August 9, 2015) – In front of the largest Oswego Speedway crowd in several years, Michael Muldoon swept the night – winning his Novelis Supermodified qualifying heat, semi-final feature, and the 45-lap main event during the 65th Anniversary of the ‘Steel Palace’ presented by JP Jewelers and RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting.

Muldoon’s victory is his second of the season, but the first which he could savor all to his own, as Muldoon’s first triumph came in a dead heat victory with Otto Sitterly on June 20.

Starting from pole position after winning the first semi-final, Muldoon fended off a hard charging Brandon Bellinger and a late charging Brian Sobus for the victory.

Sobus, Joe Gosek, Tim Devendorf, and Bob Bond finished the top five positions.

“It feels great to win one of my own,” said Muldoon in Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane. “The car wasn’t really all that great tonight, we will have a bit of a vibration somewhere, but it was enough tonight. It was great to have a Muldoon and a Bellinger starting on the front row and racing tonight on the track’s 65th Anniversary. It all came together tonight.”

Dave Danzer, Michael Barnes, Jeff Abold, Pat Lavery, and Tim Snyder finished the top ten runners on Saturday.

Supermodified point leader Otto Sitterly started the night’s 45-lapper from the 12th position as a result of winning the previous week’s main event, but was caught up in a lap three incident involving Shaun Gosselin and Barnes.

A bent front axle on Sitterly’s John Nicotra No. 7 would put him out of the event, handing the point lead back to Bond, unofficially by 16.5 points.

A total of 21 Novelis Supermodifieds took the Cam’s Pizzeria green flag on the Speedway’s 65th Anniversary with a pair of third generation drivers in Muldoon and Bellinger leading the pack.

Muldoon would gain the early advantage with Bellinger tucking into second as Sobus, Gosek, Devendorf, and Bond all gave chase.

Sitterly started to make an early charge into the top ten, but that run was halted at lap three as Gosselin’s No. 26 spun in turn two collecting Barnes and Sitterly in the process.

Both Gosselin and Barnes were able to re-join the field, but Sitterly was forced to call it quits with a severely bent front axle on the No. 7, resulting in a devastating 21st place finish for the seven-time champion.

The restart order would see Muldoon lead Bellinger, Sobus, Gosek, Devendorf, Bond, Abold, Dave Gruel, Danzer, and Snyder.

Just laps after the restart Danzer was able to make quick work of Gruel to work into the 8th position, now reeling in the Abold No. 05 for 7th.

Unfortunately for Gruel, Danzer would not be the only car to pass as the No. 50 began to run into issues falling through the pack. A feature winner earlier this season, Gruel would eventually call it quits at lap 23 with a 16th place effort.

In the early stages of the event it looked as though Muldoon was going to run away and hide, but by lap 15 both Bellinger and Sobus began to reel in the race leader.

Eventually the trio would hit lap traffic and at lap 21 Bellinger made a low side move into the third turn, temporarily nosing to the race lead, sparking a new generation Muldoon/Bellinger Oswego battle.

But as Bellinger exited the fourth corner, the No. 02 broke traction as he and Muldoon appeared to touch wheels coming to the main straight away. Bellinger did a great job to keep the car in motion, but slipped all the way from a battle for the lead to 11th in the field.

With Bellinger now out of the picture passed halfway, that left only Sobus in true contention to battle Muldoon for the point.

With five laps remaining lapped traffic again crept into the picture as Muldoon closed rapidly on the tail of the field. After a couple tense laps in which it looked as though Sobus could challenge for the point, Muldoon was able to clear the pack and race away to his second Novelis Supermodified win of the season at Oswego.

Sobus chased Muldoon in the runner-up spot, for yet another second place finish in 2015.

“I was getting a little excited there towards the end,” said Sobus. “I thought we might have something for him at the finish, but Michael was good tonight. Second place feels good, we’ve spent a lot of time on the car the last few weeks.”

Gosek was happy to score another top five finish, this time driving his own No. 00.

“It’s kind of funny being the old man now trying to pedal around these kids,” joked Gosek. “The car was pretty good tonight, hopefully we hit on something. We have a couple weeks to fine tune the car now before the Classic, I think we will be good.”

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race victories went to Muldoon, Gosselin, and Sobus.

Semi-final victories were taken by Muldoon and Bellinger.

The Radical Race Gear Lap Leader was Muldoon while Lavery notched the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger Award with Sobus claiming the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer prize.

Racing at Oswego Speedway continues on Saturday, August 15 race fans will paint the ‘Steel Palace’ teal on Ovarian Cancer Awareness night. The night will also feature the second driver autograph session of the season.

Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. on August 15 with the grandstand opening and hot laps beginning at 3:30pm.

Kids 16 and under with paid adult and active military with I.D. are free.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 8th, 2015

65th Anniversary Special, $5 Night! presented by JP Jewelers and RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting

BOX SCORE:

65th Anniversary Novelis Supermodified Feature (45-laps): 1. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 79 - Brian Sobus, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 5. 47 - Bob Bond, 6. 52 - Dave Danzer, 7. 68 - Michael Barnes, 8. 05 - Jeff Abold, 9. 22 - Pat Lavery, 10. 0 - Tim Snyder, 11. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 12. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 13. 06 - Dave Cliff, 14. 11 - Aric Iosue, 15. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 16. 50 - Dave Gruel, 17. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 18. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 19. 96 - Jack Patrick, 20. 21 - Kody Graham, 21. 7 - Otto Sitterly

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #51 - Michael Muldoon

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #79 - Brian Sobus

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #22 - Pat Lavery

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 05 - Jeff Abold, 5. 50 - Dave Gruel, 6. 96 - Jack Patrick, 7. 22 - Pat Lavery

Heat #2 (12-laps): 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 2. 21 - Kody Graham, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 5. 47 - Bobby Bond, 6. 68 - Michael Barnes, 7. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 79 - Brian Sobus, 2. 52 - Dave Danzer, 3. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 4. 0 - Tim Snyder, 5. 11 - Aric Iosue, 6. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 7. 06 - Dave Cliff

Semi-Final #1 (15-laps): 1. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 3. 79 - Brian Sobus, 4. 05 - Jeff Abold, 5. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 6. 50 - Dave Gruel, 7. 0 - Tim Snyder, 8. 11 - Aric Iosue, 9. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 10. 96 - Jack Patrick, 11. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Semi-Final #2 (15-laps): 1. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 2. 00 - Joe Gosek, 3. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 4. 47 - Bob Bond, 5. 68 - Michael Barnes, 6. 52 - Dave Danzer, 7. 21 - Kody Graham, 8. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 9. 06 - Dave Cliff, 10. 22 - Pat Lavery

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park August 8, 2015 Indian Lake Outfitters Night RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (19 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 21-Travis Hery[2] 2. 9N-Luke Hall[4] 3. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] 4. 32M-Derek Hastings[1] 5. 74-Drew Rader[6] 6. 87-Paul Dues[3] 7. C17-Corey Miles[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 21K-Kody Swanson[5] 2. 18K-Todd Keen[1] 3. 24P-Rod Henning[3] 4. 22S-Kyle simon[6] 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[4] 6. 5A-Toby Alfrey[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 16-Dallas Hewitt[1] 2. 17M-Max McGhee[6] 3. 41-Cole Ketcham[3] 4. 17-Kevin Myers[4] 5. 96-Riley VanHise[5] 6. 63D-Jim Dues[2]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[1] 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[3] 3. 17M-Max McGhee[6] 4. 41-Cole Ketcham[9] 5. 22S-Kyle simon[11] 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[7] 7. 16-Dallas Hewitt[2] 8. 18K-Todd Keen[5] 9. 74-Drew Rader[13] 10. 32M-Derek Hastings[10] 11. 24P-Rod Henning[8] 12. 87-Paul Dues[16] 13. 63D-Jim Dues[18] 14. 17-Kevin Myers[12] 15. 5A-Toby Alfrey[17] 16. 24L-Lee Underwood[14] 17. 96-Riley VanHise[15] 18. 21-Travis Hery[4] 19. C17-Corey Miles[19] Hard Charger: 22S-Kyle simon[+6]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (16 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 66-Chase Dunham[1] 2. 10-Allen Poe[4] 3. 5J-Jake Hesson[6] 4. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[3] 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[5] 6. 28K-Ron Kimmel[8] 7. 57-Keith Inbody[7] 8. 42-Ty Tilton[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 28H-Rod Henning [2] 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[1] 3. 22-Gunnar Lucius[4] 4. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[5] 5. 65-Chris Bounds[8] 6. 50-Craig Stower[6] 7. 4X-Bradley Ashford[7] 8. 22B-Brad Racer[3]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 10-Allen Poe[2] 2. 5J-Jake Hesson[5] 3. 28H-Jake Hesson[-] 4. 66-Chase Dunham[4] 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[9] 6. 28K-Ron Kimmel[11] 7. 65-Chris Bounds[10] 8. 57-Keith Inbody[13] 9. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[7] 10. 81H-Anthony Haas[1] 11. 22-Gunnar Lucius[6] 12. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[8] 13. 50-Craig Stower[12] 14. 4X-Bradley Ashford[14] Hard Charger: 28K-Ron Kimmel[+5]

 

 

Broc Martin gets 1st win at Fremont; Reed earns 3rd Kistler Racing Products FAST title

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015

Contact: Brian Liskai

Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Broc Martin was beginning to question whether all the time and effort in the garage was really worth it. The Wooster, Ohio sprint car driver was struggling throughout 2015. But, that all changed Saturday on Miller Rigging/Mac & Bob’s Service Garage Night.

Martin passed race long leader Brian Smith with eight laps to go, and then held off a charging Byron Reed for his first career win in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints. Reed had charged from his 16th starting spot and was right on Martin’s bumper with three laps to go, but an uncharacteristic bobble on the cushion in turn four by Reed gave Martin all he needed to score the victory.

“When that red came out (with 7 laps to go) and I heard them say Byron was up to fifth from 16th and everything was going through my mind. I knew I just had to stay relaxed. Byron and Dean (Jacobs) and Craig Mintz…I look up to those guys so much. That’s what I aspire to be…a tough local like that every week. Congratulations to Byron for winning the FAST deal…he’s still one of the best up here every,” said Martin beside his Jim Smith Enterprises, Santmyer Oil, Guerne Heights Drive-In, Rick at Mt. Dew, Orrville Trucking, Pel Electric backed machine.

“I’ll be honest; there were some times where I was questioning whether or not it was even worth it. A ton of time in the garage…really, outside of work and exercising and garage work…I really don’t have a life. And when things aren’t going well it can be very tough. We struggled last night but tonight we put it together. This is a great feeling. No matter what happens from here on out I can say I won one at Fremont,” added Martin.

“The track was awesome tonight. You could move around and I was testing a little bit of everything. Rich really did a good job. We fell back to fifth and no one can say this one was given to us by starting on the front row on a single lane race track. We fought for this one and we deserved it,” concluded Martin.

Reed would earn his third career Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Presented by KS Sales and Service title. It was also announced that Kistler Racing Products would be back for the eighth year as the FAST Series title sponsor in 2016.

“Story of my season. I’m disappointed in myself this past month or so. I feel like I’m one of the better cars at the end of the race but I put myself in such a bad position to get us there. You can’t start 16th and win these races. It’s pretty frustrating. But, congratulations to Broc, he’s a really nice kid who keeps improving,” said Reed.

“I have to thank all the sponsors, Kistler Racing Products and Kevin Shammo at KS Sales and Service and all the people who support this FAST deal. It’s a great thing. I’m a little disappointed but I guess when I walk home with the $10,000 check I’ll feel a little better,” added Reed. “To earn a third FAST title means a lot. This is a great area for racing. There were only 20 cars here tonight but dang, they were all very good. It’s a good group to race against.”

John Ivy would take the lead on lap 11 and then held off a charging Dustin Dinan to score his third win of the season in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. It was the 49th career win for Ivy as he sits sixth on the track’s all-time win list.

“I knew we lost a lot of air in the left rear on that red and I was trying to get it to come back up and it wouldn’t and the car just kept getting more free and my brother told me to get back to the bottom at least in four and it worked out for us,” said Ivy in his L&R Farms, Gressman Powersports, Sonny’s Machine and Welding, Kear’s Speed Shop, Adkins Fence and Sanitation, Kistler Racing Products backed #77i.

Bobby Clark would struggle to a 10th place finish in the 305 feature, but it was good enough to earn him the JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Presented by Engine Pro. Also, Jon Horn announced he would be back as the 305 FAST Series title sponsor in 2016.

“Tonight was kind of bad. We haven’t had a night this bad in quite awhile. But I guess now that worrying about points is done we can go back to racing again. We will go back and focus and see how strong we can finish the year out,” said Clark.

“We don’t race for the most money so to have a point fund that pays a little more…it gives you something to shoot for all year long,” Clark added.

Clyde, Ohio’s Jimmy McGrath would battle Matt Foos during the first two thirds of the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Truck feature, and then lost the lead to Kent Brewer with four laps to go. But, a lapped truck held Brewer up just enough and McGrath rubbed fenders with Brewer and took the lead in the final turn to earn his first win of the year. It was the ninth career win for McGrath.

“Kent’s a good guy…I think I got into him a little bit there but I think he understands it’s for the win,” said McGrath beside his truck that is for sale.

“If someone has six grand they can take it home and come back and win a race too. But this trophy is mine! I have to thank Winesburg Barbecue, J&F Miller Farms, York Fabrication, Level Performance, my mom and dad especially….I wouldn’t be out here if dad wasn’t working on this all week,” added McGrath.

Delta, Ohio’s Ky Harper would put on a dominating performance in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model feature. He would lead all 15 non-stop laps and would lap up to the fifth place finisher for his third win of the year.

“The race track tonight…Rich Farmer did a very nice job with the track. It was smooth and fast. Definitely have to thank all the crew. They keep it well maintained and put a good set up on it tonight,” said Harper beside his Tiffin Paint and Body and Central Collision backed #34.

Stuart Brubaker and Brian Smith brought the field to green for the 30 lap 410 sprint feature with Smith grabbing the lead over fourth starter Craig Mintz, Brubaker, T.J. Michael, Martin and Gary Taylor. Smith would pull away from Mintz while Brubaker and Michael were locked in a great battle for third.

Action would grind to a halt on lap five when Tyler Gunn tipped over in turn two. He was able to rejoin the field. On the restart Smith again pulled away from Mintz with Brubaker and now Martin in tow with Michael, Cap Henry and Taylor challenging.

With 10 laps scored, the car on the move was Brubaker as he drove into second with Martin moving around Mintz for third a lap later as they raced into lapped traffic. Smith would drive into heavy lapped traffic on lap 18 with Brubaker, Martin, Mintz, Henry, Michael and a fast moving Cole Duncan giving chase.

Martin would drive under Brubaker for second on lap 20 and quickly reeled in Smith. Martin would drive under Smith exiting turn four to lead lap 22. Action would again grind to a half on lap 23 when Duncan tipped over in turn 3 with Henry also spinning.

When the green reappeared Martin would lead Smith but Reed would charge from fifth to third with Mintz and Brubaker in tow. With four laps to go Reed was clearly the fastest car on the track as he drove into second and closed on Martin. As they drove through turns three and four to complete lap 28 Reed would jump the cushion in turn four and Martin was able to pull away for the win. Reed, Smith, Mintz and Brubaker would round out the top five.

Trey Jacobs and Brian Gibbs paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Gibbs blasting into the lead over fourth starter Ryan French, Jacobs, Dustin Dinan, Ivy, Ricky Peterson, Dan McCarron and Seth Schneider.

As Gibbs and French pulled away, a good battle between Jacobs and Dinan ensued with Ivy waiting to pounce. The caution would fly on lap five when Frank Neill, Dustin Rall and Kyle Farmer all spinning. Gibbs would pull away when the green flew while French had to fight Dinan and Ivy. Ivy would drive into third on lap seven and took second a circuit later.

Ivy would close in on Gibbs by lap 10 and made the pass for the lead a lap latter. Dinan would grab second on lap 13 with Gibbs, Jacobs, French, Jordan Ryan and Schneider in tow. Just as the leaders were set to hit very heavy lapped traffic on lap 16, a nasty looking crash involving Brandon Moore and French occurred on the back stretch.

The restart order would be Ivy, Dinan, Gibbs, Jacobs, Ryan and Schneider. Ivy and Dinan would pull away from the battle for third when the green reappeared as Gibbs and Jacobs raced side by side with Ryan glued to their rear bumpers.

With four laps to go Dinan closed on Ivy and the two raced side by side for two laps. Ivy would drop down to the bottom the final two laps and was able to pull away for the win over Dinan, Jacobs, Ryan and Schneider. However, Dinan would be penalized two positions for failing to go to the scales after the race.

Jimmy McGrath and Brad Mitten brought the field to green for the 20 lap dirt truck feature with McGrath gaining the upper hand over Matt Foos, Steve Endicott, Cory McCaughey, Brandon Leighton, Eric Devanna and Mitten.

While McGrath and Foos battled for the lead the race for third was even more entertaining involving Endicott, Leighton, Mitten, Kent Brewer and McCaughey. Brewer would take the third spot on lap six just before the caution would fly for a stalled Leighton.

McGrath would get a great restart and pulled away slightly from Foos and Brewer as Endicott, Cory Ward, Devanna and McCaughey battled for fourth. Duffy Rubel would stop on the track with 10 laps in to bring out the caution. Again on the restart McGrath would pull away slightly but soon Foos and Brewer would reel him in.

With six laps to go McGrath had his hands full with Brewer and Foos as they raced into heavy lapped traffic. Brewer would edge into the lead on lap 16 but McGrath and Foos were within a half a truck length in pursuit. With three laps to go a lapped machine would have Brewer and McGrath scrambling as Foos fell into the clutches of Endicott and Ward.

As Brewer and McGrath took the white flag they were side by side while Endicott had moved into third over Foos and Ward. Driving into the final two corners, the lapped machine made Brewer try to squeeze to the bottom where McGrath was and the two made contact as they exited turn four.

McGrath would drive to the win over Brewer, Endicott, Ward and Foos.

In the 15 lap 602 late model feature, Brandon Perkins and Dustin Keegan brought the field to green but it was third place starter Harper who jumped into the lead over Perkins, Tim Sabo, Chester Fitch, Matt Shipley and Dale Cole. Harper would pull away from Perkins while Sabo and Fitch raced side by side for third.

Harper continued to check out while Perkins battled with Fitch for second. Fitch would take the runner-up spot on lap 10 but could not get close to Harper. Harper would drive to the checkers with nearly a six second advantage over Fitch with Perkins, Shipley and Tim Sabo rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Aug. 15 as the Mo Vaughn Transportation Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series non-wing sprint cars invade for the Second Annual Mike Hensel Memorial paying the feature winner $5,000. The 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models will also be in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 8/8/2015

Miller Rigging/Mac & Bob’s Service Garage Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (19 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 12.667; 2. 19C-Chris Andrews, 12.803; 3. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.856; 4. 8M-Tj Michael, 12.857; 5. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.870; 6. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.873; 7. 2+-Brian Smith, 12.910; 8. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.942; 9. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.989; 10. 9-Jordan Ryan, 13.006; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.015; 12. 53-Cap Henry, 13.022; 13. 97-Dean Jacobs, 13.029; 14. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.088; 15. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.095; 16. 5-Byron Reed, 13.381; 17. 96AU-Bruce White, 13.537; 18. 38-Dave Baumgartner, 14.058; 19. 50B-Mike Burns, 14.433

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

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 8M-Tj Michael[5] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[4] ; 5. 40DD-Nate Dussel[6] ; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 7. 50B-Mike Burns[7]

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

1. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor[3] ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller[5] ; 5. 19C-Chris Andrews[6] ; 6. 96AU-Bruce White[1]

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

1. 53-Cap Henry[3] ; 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[5] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 6. 38-Dave Baumgartner[1]

Dash - Borer Glass & Mirror (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[3] ; 5. 8M-Tj Michael[5] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[4]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 83M-Broc Martin[3]; 2. 5-Byron Reed[16]; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[2]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[4]; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1]; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[9]; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7]; 8. 40DD-Nate Dussel[11]; 9. 9-Jordan Ryan[14]; 10. 8M-Tj Michael[5]; 11. 19C-Chris Andrews[12]; 12. 14H-Todd Heller[6]; 13. 33M-Caleb Griffith[15]; 14. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13]; 15. 38-Dave Baumgartner[18]; 16. 53-Cap Henry[8]; 17. 22-Cole Duncan[10]; 18. 96AU-Bruce White[17]; 19. 50B-Mike Burns[19]

Hard Charger: 5-Byron Reed[+14]

Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints (25 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 87-Brian Gibbs[2] ; 3. 9R-Dustin Rall[4] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 6. 44-Kyle Farmer[3] ; 7. 18N-Frank Neill[8] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[5]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 39-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 3. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 4. 1X-Dustin Dinan[3] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 7. 10-Josh Harrison[6] ; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[2]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 4. 26-Ryan French[3] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[1]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 3. 44-Kyle Farmer[1] ; 4. 18N-Frank Neill[4] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[10] ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[9] ; 8. 10-Josh Harrison[5] ; 9. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[7]; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1]; 3. 5R-Jordan Ryan[12]; 4. 1X-Dustin Dinan[3]; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[9]; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[13]; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[11]; 8. 87-Brian Gibbs[2]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron[6]; 10. 8-Bobby Clark[16]; 11. 10X-Dustin Stroup[14]; 12. 99-Alvin Roepke[17]; 13. 2-Ricky Peterson[5]; 14. 39-Jamie Miller[10]; 15. 18N-Frank Neill[19]; 16. 44-Kyle Farmer[18]; 17. 26-Ryan French[4]; 18. 7M-Brandon Moore[20]; 19. 9R-Dustin Rall[8]; 20. 1W-Paul Weaver[15]

Hard Charger: 5R-Jordan Ryan[+9]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (20 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 2-Matt Foos[1] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[2] ; 3. 37-Eric Devanna[6] ; 4. 18W-Cory Ward[5] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath [7] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 7. 4S-Keith Sorg[9] ; 8. 3-Andy Earnhart[8] ; 9. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[4] ; 10. 18R-Duffy Rubel[10]

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

1. 17-Steve Endicott[4] ; 2. 23M-Brad Mitten[8] ; 3. 36M-Cory McCaughey[5] ; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[10] ; 5. 22-Brandon Leighton[1] ; 6. 7F-Dana Frey[7] ; 7. 99X-Gene Portidge[9] ; 8. 99H-Art Howey[6] ; 9. 16-James Holcolm[2] ; 10. P51-Tim Baker[3]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath [1]; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8]; 3. 17-Steve Endicott[4]; 4. 18W-Cory Ward[9]; 5. 2-Matt Foos[3]; 6. 37-Eric Devanna[6]; 7. 36M-Cory McCaughey[5]; 8. 33-Jeff Ward[10]; 9. 23M-Brad Mitten[2]; 10. 7F-Dana Frey[12]; 11. 16-James Holcolm[18]; 12. 4S-Keith Sorg[13]; 13. 99H-Art Howey[16]; 14. 99X-Gene Portidge[14]; 15. 3-Andy Earnhart[15]; 16. P51-Tim Baker[20]; 17. 18R-Duffy Rubel[19]; 18. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[17]; 19. 17X-Dustin Keegan[11]; 20. 22-Brandon Leighton[7]

Hard Charger: 16-James Holcolm[+7]

McCullough Industries 602 Late Models (13 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 34-Ky Harper[3] ; 2. 17X-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[7] ; 4. 44MS-Matt Shipley[6] ; 5. 116-Steve Sabo[4] ; 6. 23-Dustin Sautter[2] ; 7. 4M-Jamie Miller[1]

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

1. 3-Dale Cole[5] ; 2. O1-Brandon Perkins[6] ; 3. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 4. O4-Jeff Hites[3] ; 5. 1-Chevy Farmer[1] ; 6. 43K-Louis Allan[2]

Pursuit – Shipley Auto Services

1. 101-Chester Fitch[5] ; 2. 23-Dustin Sautter[7] ; 3. 17X-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 4. 44MS-Matt Shipley[1] ; 5. 98-Tim Sabo[4] ; 6. O4-Jeff Hites[2] ; 7. 3-Dale Cole[6]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 34-Ky Harper[3]; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[4]; 3. O1-Brandon Perkins[1]; 4. 44MS-Matt Shipley[7]; 5. 98-Tim Sabo[5]; 6. 23-Dustin Sautter[11]; 7. 116-Steve Sabo[9]; 8. 3-Dale Cole[6]; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller[13]; 10. 43K-Louis Allan[12]; 11. O4-Jeff Hites[8]; 12. 1-Chevy Farmer[10]; 13. 17X-Dustin Keegan[2]

Hard Charger: 23-Dustin Sautter[+5]

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

 

 

Thorson Deflects Bell, Earns Prelude to the Ironman Victory Saturday, August 7th

Pevely, MO - The series' first appearance at Federated Auto Parts Raceway since 2008, Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada survived a grueling battle with Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Christopher Bell to earn his second POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of 2015, taking the "Prelude to the Ironman."

Thomas Messeraul of San Jose, California led the field to green in the 5ive-6ix, Inc. Esslinger-powered Triple-X Chassis with Zach Daum to his outside. Daum would take the jump on the initial start, only to be called back for the spun machine driven by Andy Malpocker. Relining up, Thorson would lead the first lap from third while running the bottom, as Messeraul took to the extreme top. With three laps complete, the red would come out for Andy Malpocker who clipped the outside wall in turn one, going for a ride. Malpocker would be alright, but his machine would find itself on the business end of the wrecker.

Coming back to green, Messeraul would try to challenge Thorson by again using the furthest way around the race track. On lap five, Austin Prock would clip the outside wall in turn one, almost identical to Malpocker, and flip hard. Prock would be alright, but done for the remainder of the event. Thorson would get a nice jump on the restart as Messeraul again wasted no time and took straight to the top side of the track. With eight laps in the books, the action would be interrupted as Austin Brown's Toyota-powered BOSS Chassis slowed entering turn one. Brown would enter the work area and then restart at the tail.

On the restart, Messeraul would go back to the top, but this time Thorson would pull a few car lengths away as Bell would get a grasp on the second position for lap 11. Before lap 12 could be completed, the caution would fly for the slowed machine on the front stretch piloted by Andrew Felker. Felker would restart at the rear of the field. Coming back to green, Bell would rip the top as Thorson worked the bottom through turns one and two, but immediately the red flag would come out as Daniel Robinson took a ride in turn one. Robinson would alright, but done for the night. Returning to racing, Thorson would be faced with Bell's repeated challenges until Thorson relinquished the lead on lap 16. Regaining the lead for lap 18, Thorson would take brief control as the duo continued their slider-fest, until Bell came out on top for lap 19, as Darren Hagen took third from Messeraul. Thorson and Bell's battle would be put on ice as Austin Brown got sideways off turn two, collecting Travis Berryhill and bringing out the yellow.

Restarting the race and reigniting the battle, Bell would continue to tail Thorson, but before his Toyota-powered Bullet could make a move, Kyle Schuett would get upside down in the middle of turns one and two, bringing out the fourth and final red flag of the night. Returning to racing, try as he might, Christopher Bell could not steal the lead from Tanner Thorson. Coming in third at the stripe was Spencer Bayston, edging Darren Hagen for the final podium spot. Zach Daum rounded out the top five in the Daum Crop Insurance, Toyota-powered Eagle.

"All in all, this car was awesome all night," stated Thorson. "Keith [Kunz] gives me an awesome car. It's pretty incredible to be racing with Christopher that close. It was one heck of a race; it was probably one of the fun-est races I've been in. I just can't thank these guys in the pits enough. They work their butts off and it was an awesome win."

"That was a lot of fun," said Bell. "It's hard to beat that right there. It's just so close and that's a lot of fun being able to race with my teammate like that. So congrats to him, he did a really great job. I kind of snookered him there on a couple restarts; he wasn't sure whether he should go to the top or the bottom and I had a little time to move around, but those yellows sure weren't helping me at all."

"We were running about seventh or eighth there for a long time and finally found the middle and got good in the middle for the last five laps," Bayston said. "I have to thank Tim, Tyler, Connor and those guys for working their butts off to get me here tonight."

Midgets Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 67 - Tanner Thorson, Heat 2: 71 - Christopher Bell, Heat 3: 56 - Thomas Messeraul, Heat 4: 7 - Austin Brown

Toyota Semi-Feature Winner: 52 - Anton Hernandez

Great Clips Feature Winner: 67 - Tanner Thorson

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - Tanner Thorson 2. 71 - Christopher Bell 3. 39 - Spencer Bayston 4. 17 - Darren Hagen 5. 5D - Zach Daum 6. 56 - Thomas Messeraul 7. 32 - Garrett Aitken 8. 39C - Payton Pierce 9. 71K - Ryan Robinson 10. 35 - Matt Sherrell 11. 11A - Andrew Felker 12. 52 - Anton Hernandez 13. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 14. 3N - Jake Neuman 15. 50 - Daniel Adler 16. 85 - Shane Hollingsworth 17. 9K - Kyle Schuett 18. 7 - Austin Brown 19. 4A - Travis Berryhill 20. 57D - Daniel Robinson 21. 41 - Austin Prock 22. 22 - Andy Malpocker

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Powers to Patriot Sprint Win to Score Season Sweep at Black Rock Sammy Reakes IV Claims PST America Championship

Rich Vleck, DUNDEE, NY, (August 7, 2015)- Jared Zimbardi has racked up plenty of wins over his career and had his share even this season, but this one had a different feel as it was his first as a father.

“It’s the most special part,” declared Zimbardi in Black Rock Speedway Victory Lane, scoring the win in the 25-lap A-Verdi A-Main presented by M&W Aluminum Products to sweep the season at the fast 4/10-mile. The win comes less than two weeks after the birth of his daughter, Audrey. Her arrival removed his championship aspirations for this year, but it has not slowed “The Juice” down when he hits the track

Zimbardi was fast from the start of the feature, battling side-by-side with newly-crowned 2015 PST America Champion Sammy Reakes for the first lap and a half, until he was able to clear him on the second lap, but it was Bryan Howland, the winner of this event in 2014, who would be his biggest challenger.

The two most-decorated PST Champions put on quite a show dueling in lapped traffic, as Howland chased down Zimbardi and passed him on lap nine to take the advantage. Howland then found lapped traffic a hindrance a few laps later, as Zimbardi zoomed back by on lap 14.

“I was really surprised, he got underneath me and I realized he was pretty good,” said Zimbardi, of Bradford, PA, after the race. “I figured I’d see what happens and keep running the bottom. I don’t know if the tires came in or what but I caught him.”

The first caution of the race did not appear until lap 17 with Zimbardi holding a slim advantage at the time. On the restart, Howland set up a sweet maneuver to drive around the outside of the No. 35 to retake the lead. Not to be outdone, Zimbardi drove in hard on the bottom of turn one and took the lead back. A classic race to the finish was in the making, but Howland’s night would end five laps short as a tie rod broke on the No. 51, forcing him to stop over the banking in turn three.

“When he got back by me on the restart I’m just smiling because it was a good race. I’ve never been part of a race where the lead swapped back and forth like that,” reflected Zimbardi. “I hate to see him have problems because I feel like we would have battled like that until the end, who knows who would have won.”

On what would be the final restart, Zimbardi only got better as he clicked off his first laps in the 13 second bracket of the night and drove away to score the win. “I started backing off the throttle to keep the cars straight and it’s amazing how sometimes you can’t just get in these and smash the throttle down, but the crew does a great job to hook the car up at the end of the race when it counts.”

It was Zimbardi’s 24th career PST win, his fifth at Black Rock and his fifth win of 2015. It is worth noting that all five of his wins this season have come on a Friday.

Sammy Reakes IV had a stout race car and was able to finish in second, which was more than enough for the Palermo, NY resident to claim the 2015 PST America Championship.

“The car was on a rail tonight, Jared was just a little bit better,” noted Reakes after the event. “I felt like in lapped traffic I could run with him and if we stayed in traffic I might have had a shot but to win this championship is just amazing.”

Coming in to the night, Reakes only needed to start the feature to put a virtual lock on the championship, but by virtue of his runner-up finish, he officially has locked up the crown, which was important to “The Honeybadger”.

“I didn’t relax until I went across the checkered flag and I knew I could just celebrate tonight. It’s a dream come true. This is probably the highest level of racing I will reach so to win a championship at it is pretty special.”

Reakes had been so focused on winning the championship over the last month that he had stated that he felt he wasn’t getting the most out of his race car. By starting the feature he was able to race harder and had a huge smile on his face to be able to score his best finish since May.

It was an impressive three months for Reakes as he finished every PST America event in the top 10, scoring two wins and five podium finishes along the way.

Another feel good story on the night was turned in by Danny Varin, who won his heat race and drove up to finish in third. It was Varin’s first race back since a terrifying incident at Rolling Wheels two weeks earlier where his car caught on fire and he suffered second degree burns. Varin was particularly pleased that he felt his 00 was just a little off and he was still good enough to get to third.

Birthday boy Kyle Drum put a cap on a fine season, coming home in fourth. It was seventh top five of the season for Drum, who had not planned on running the entire tour at the start of the year but was able to finish up second in points.

Jonathan Preston was yet another great story as the rookie 360 sprint driver won the Evingham Site Excavation Dash4Cash and then parlayed that in to a top five finish. In just his third start in a 360, the Romulus, NY driver looked terrific in his family’s No. 22.

Paul Habeck had difficulty getting to the track, then nearly got collected in a heat race spin, but survived all of that to finish in sixth. Nine-time Black Rock sprint winner George Suprick drove up to seventh, getting by Darryl Ruggles in the late stages as Ruggles finished eighth. Steve Collins finished in ninth while Joe Trenca was the hard-charger, driving up to 10th in his first BRS appearance.

A total of 22 sprints were on hand for the 39th appearance for the Patriots in Dundee. Jimmy Stitzel looked good in his heat race but broke while leading and was scratched for the night. It was also a tough night for Scott Just as he dropped a valve in his engine on lap 20.

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Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 8/7/2015, Black Rock Speedway, DUNDEE, NY.

A-Verdi A-Main presented by M&W Aluminum Products (25 Laps)- 1. Jared Zimbardi (35), 2. Sammy Reakes IV (17), 3. Danny Varin (00), 4. Kyle Drum (47), 5. Jonathan Preston (22), 6. Paul Habeck (25H), 7. George Suprick (87), 8. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 9. Steve Collins (67), 10. Joe Trenca (98), 11. Tyler Graves (25G), 12. Dave Just (54J), 13. Jake Muench (14), 14. Will Glover (21), 15. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 16. Josh Azzi (17z), 17. Dave Wickham (80), 18. Derrick Juliano (1J), 19. Pete Richardson (67R), 20. Bryan Howland (51), 21. Scott Just (54JR), DNS: Jimmy Stitzel (4).

Lap Leaders- Reakes 1, Zimbardi 2-8, Howland 9-13, Zimbardi 14-17, Howland 18, Zimbardi 19-25.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Jonathan Preston (22), 2. Scott Just (54JR), 3. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 4. George Suprick (87), 5. Tyler Graves (25G), 6. Steve Collins (67).

Heats (8 Laps Each)- Race 1: Varin, D. Ruggles, Drum, Collins, Suprick, Trenca, Wickham, Juliano. Race 2: Zimbardi, Howland, A. Ruggles, S. Just, Graves, Azzi, Stitzel. Race 3: Reakes, Habeck, Preston, D. Just, Glover, Richardson, Muench.

Hoosier Tire Canada/ Mike Emhof Motorsports Recipient: Graves. Pole Position Raceway Pole Winner: Reakes.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Reakes 2039, Drum 1977, Collins 1786, D. Just 1772, S. Just 1758, Suprick 1753, Zimbardi 1719, Graves 1433, Hutchinson 1405, Muench 1153.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Standings (Top Five)- Kreutter and Collins 24, Zimbardi and Reakes 18, S. Just 17.

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 70, Suprick 44, Barney 39, D. Just 36, Reakes 35.

Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 97, Poirier 43, Reakes 38, Howland 34, Collins 31.

 

 

Horstman edges Stambaugh For NRA Sprints Crown

(8/7/15) – The 18th annual championship night for Limaland Motorsports Park began with a four point margin in the NRA Sprint Invaders standings. Last week’s feature winner Jared Horstman held the slim advantage over Max Stambaugh and also held a possible tie-breaker if needed having won three NRA features on the season with Stambaugh posting a pair of wins. Amazingly, it would prove to be crucial in the final decision with the championship chase.

Max Stambaugh won his heat race while Horstman finished second in his preliminary event. It narrowed the margin to a slim two points heading into the 25-lap main. Horstman started from the pole with Stambaugh directly behind on the inside of row number two. It guaranteed a thrilling final showdown for the title.

Through the opening six laps of action, Jared Horstman led the field around and as expected he chose a high side line around the track. He began to make contact with lapped traffic and that allowed Stambaugh and others to close the distance. Following a restart on lap number nine, Horstman bobbled slightly and it allowed Butch Schroeder, Kyle Sauder, Stambaugh and J.R. Stewart to move ahead and push Horstman back into the fifth running position.

At the race mid-point Sauder had taken the lead with Schroeder and Stambaugh close behind. Horstman was mired back in fifth behind veteran racer Phil Gressman. It was a race within a race for the championship between Stambaugh and Horstman.

As the 25-lapper was drawing to a finish, Sauder seemed to have the win secured with a several car length lead. Both Stambaugh and Horstman frantically drove for the highest possible finish. As the checkered flag was unfurled officials quickly determined that Stambaugh was the race runner-up and Horstman finished third. A further quick determination revealed a virtual tie with points between the two for the championship. Both drivers had a pair of wins at Limaland Motorsports Park during the season so the defining issue became a third win that Horstman had accomplished earlier in the season at another venue with the touring NRA. That proved to be the defining edge as Horstman claimed his first-ever MRA Sprint Invaders championship.

Archbold’s Sauder captured the feature win on the night, his second of the season at the track and he wound up third behind Stambaugh in the Sprints point standings. All three will compete on August 14 in the Reineke King of the Quarter Mile races for significant additional prize money.

The K & N UMP Modifieds came to the green flag for their 20-lap feature with defending track champion Todd Sherman starting on outside of the front row. Point’s leader Jeff Koz started in the fifth row but held a 36 point lead entering the night and seemed secure in marching toward the track championship. Sherman immediately moved to the front of the field at the start and proceeded to dominate the event. He was able to effectively handle his familiar #65 machine through the top and middle of the track and the eventual lapped traffic. Sherman rolled to a flag-to-flag race leading victory, his fifth of the season.

Koz, of Lima, finished 12th as the checkers flew and that was easily enough for him to maintain his points advantage and lock down a first-ever Limaland Motorsports Park Modified Track championship. Sherman, the 2014 title holder, finished second in the final points standings.

The Budweiser Thunderstocks was the final championship to be settled and Fostoria’s Shawn Valenti held a 16 point lead over defending track champion Tony Anderson entering the night of points racing. Last week’s feature winner Jordon Conover started from the pole and for the third consecutive week was very powerful at the front of the field.

Valenti had a mechanical problem in his earlier heat race and was forced to start on the tail of the feature while Anderson opened from the outside of the front row next to pole starter Conover. The question for the final became a case of how much could Valenti move through the field and gain a solid enough finish to lock down the championship.

Conover was true to his recent form and completely in charge of the outcome as he stormed around the top of the track and didn’t look back on the way to a third win of season. Anderson ran near the front throughout the 15-lap event and finished fourth, while Valenti masterfully moved through traffic and posted an impressive sixth place finish. It proved more than enough for Valenti to hold the points lead and claim the championship, a second of his career matching the 2012 title.

Limaland Motorsports Park returns to action on Friday, August 14, with the 2015 Awards Night Celebration. The night of racing includes the Reineke Family of Dealerships King of the Quarter Miles Races with feature winners from throughout the season in the respective divisions competing. Also there will be NRA and Limaland Motorsports Park Point Fund Invitational races. The evening will also include a season banquet ceremony and pit party and celebration. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

All the latest news and information about America’s premier quarter-mile dirt track can be found at www.limaland.com.

McDonald’s Dash (5 Laps0 1. 2-Shayne Meadows; 2. 11-Jared Spaulding; 3. 00-Paul Norris; 4. 52G-Stacy Gazarek;

Limaland Motorsports Park - 8/7/2015 UNOH Night

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. B20-Butch Schroeder; 2. 17-Jared Horstman; 3. 6S-Jr Stewart 4. 49-Shawn Dancer; 5. 12R-Nick Roberts; 6. 23M-Jack Miller 7. 11-Tim Allison

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 6M-Max Stambaugh; 2. 23-Devon Dobie; 3. 31N-Rod Henning 4. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 5. 57-Mike Dunlap; 6. 16B-Dakota Busche 7. 5W-Jeff Williams

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 83-Kyle Sauder; 2. 28H-Phil Gressman; 3. 12J-Tyler Moore 4. 35-Ron Blair; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger; 6. 17H-Hud Horton

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 83-Kyle Sauder[2]; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[3]; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[1] 4. B20-Butch Schroeder[4]; 5. 28H-Phil Gressman[6]; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[15] 7. 6S-Jr Stewart[7]; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer[10]; 9. 57-Mike Dunlap[14] 10. 23-Devon Dobie[5]; 11. 35-Ron Blair[12]; 12. 31N-Rod Henning[8] 13. 16B-Dakota Busche[17]; 14. 17H-Hud Horton[18]; 15. 12R-Nick Roberts[13] 16. 15-Brandon Ferguson[11]; 17. 5W-Jeff Williams[20]; 18.12J-Tyler Moore[9]

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 89-Tony Anderson; 2. 82-Chris Douglas; 3. 71-Barney Craig 4. OOP-Dean Pitts; 5. 262-Keith Shockency; 6. O1-Trever Monk 7. OOM-Bryan Martin

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 21H-Jordon Conover; 2. 27-Frank Paladino; 3. 99-Andy King 4. 2-Shayne Meadows; 5. OO-Paul Norris; 6. 5T-Dwayne Treon 7. 52G-Stacey Gazarek

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 11-Jared Spalding; 2. 19-Bill Reimund; 3. 71R-Keith Ralston 4. 26-Justin Long; 5. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 6. 9-Dane Arvin 7. 7B-Shawn Valenti

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 21H-Jordon Conover[1]; 2. 11-Jared Spalding[3]; 3. 2-Shayne Meadows[11] 4. 89-Tony Anderson[2]; 5. 71-Barney Craig[7]; 6. 7B-Shawn Valenti[21] 7. 27-Frank Paladino[5]; 8. OOP-Dean Pitts[10]; 9. 19-Bill Reimund[6] 10. 26-Justin Long[12]; 11. 82-Chris Douglas[4]; 12. 262-Keith Shockency[13] 13. 17J-Jarrod Klay[15]; 14. O1-Trever Monk[16]; 15. OOM-Bryan Martin[19] 16. 5T-Dwayne Treon[17]; 17. 99-Andy King[8]; 18. 9-Dane Arvin[18] 19. OO-Paul Norris[14]; 20. 52G-Stacey Gazarek[20]; 21. 71R-Keith Ralston[9]

K&N UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 4-Jason Kinney; 2. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick; 3. 24-Zeke Mckenzie 4. 1-Andy Galgoci; 5. 28-Chad Rosenbeck; 6. 22T-Tony Anderson 7. 17-Nick Felkey; 8. 88-Tod Sturgeon

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 17T-Michael Tarlton; 2. 9V-Shawn Valenti; 3. 16-Jeff Koz 4. 24H-Steven Hogue; 5. 50-Buzz Jacobs; 6. 19B-Ryan Ordway 7. 49-Darek Snyder; 8. 12-Tom Jacobs

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. L5-Casey Luedeke; 3. 34X-Brandon Vaughan 4. 71-Joel Ortberg; 5. 11H-Mike Hohlbein; 6. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger 7. 30-Jon Raney

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 18L-Randy Lines; 2. 10-Scott Bowersock; 3. 22TL-Bill Lewis 4. 96-Pete Wormcastle; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler; 6. 41-Jason Mccoy 7. 53-Andy Bibler; B-Main #1 - (8 Laps - Top 2 Transfer) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 28-Chad Rosenbeck; 3. 49-Darek Snyder 4. 88-Tod Sturgeon; 5. 17-Nick Felkey; 6. 12-Tom Jacobs 7. 50-Buzz Jacobs; 8. 19B-Ryan Ordway

B-Main #2 - (8 Laps - Top 2 Transfer) 1. 11H-Mike Hohlbein; 2. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 3. 30-Jon Raney 4. 41-Jason Mccoy; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler; 6. 53-Andy Bibler

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 65-Todd Sherman[2]; 2. 4-Jason Kinney[4]; 3. L5-Casey Luedeke[7] 4. 10-Scott Bowersock[8]; 5. 9V-Shawn Valenti[6]; 6. 1-Andy Galgoci[13] 7. 71-Joel Ortberg[15]; 8. 17T-Michael Tarlton[3]; 9. 18L-Randy Lines[1] 10. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick[5]; 11. 22T-Tony Anderson[17]; 12. 16-Jeff Koz[10] 13. 24H-Steven Hogue[14]; 14. 28-Chad Rosenbeck[19]; 15. 96-Pete Wormcastle[16]; 16. 22TL-Bill Lewis[12]; 17. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[20]; 18. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[18] 19. 24-Zeke Mckenzie[9]; 20. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[11]

 

 

Mitch Brown Defends Home Turf with Lucas Oil ESS win at Ohsweken.

By Dean Reynolds

OHSWEKEN, ON – Each year the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) make the trek out to the Ohsweken Speedway to battle the track regulars. Each year ESS has brought home the bragging rights…until now. Taking the lead on lap 12, Mitch Brown held off Jason Barney to win his first ever A-Main with the traveling organization.

The Brantford, Ontario chauffeur has been hitting the road this season and the traveling has helped in running against some of the best. When he took the lead from Rob Dietrick just shy the halfway he had to battle both Barney and slower traffic in the event that went green for the final 13 laps.

The event was another leg for the Einstein Construction Group Canada Tour 2015.

“We just had a really good car all night, I could run it hard into the corners and also come off good.” Said the smiling winner afterwards, “The track has been different almost each race but we have been getting better the last few weeks. I’ll tell you though, this has been the best the track was all year.”

Brown has been indeed taking to the road and he acknowledges that it has helped, “Hey you can’t get better by staying on the couch!” quipped Brown.

For the Corr/Pak regulars, having ESS come in for one stop adds spice to their regular Friday night and for Brown it made this win special. “I can remember when I was younger coming here and watching ESS. I never thought that I would some day be running with them and now we won. That’s special.”

For Barney, he charged from his 12th place starting spot and was up to the top five in just a few laps. When the yellow lights came out for debris on lap 12 he was running fourth. When the green lights came on he shot into second but it was for naught as the red lights came on for a flipping Dylan Swiernik.

“That red flag just killed me. I had such a good run and that would have gotten me right there with a lot of laps left.” Barney went on. “With the next restart single file it just seems like you give so much track space away.”

But, Barney did sweep by his two competitors and made this a great one/two dual. On lap 18 he actually pulled alongside Brown coming off turn four but Brown’s Haldex backed #10 held off the challenge going into the next corners.

“He had a good car, He was better than me in 3 and 4 but I could have more speed on 1 and 2.” Noted the Brewerton, NY driver. “If I could somehow just get him to change his lane in 3 and 4 I think we had a chance. I just couldn’t get there, hey, he earned it and we will take second.”

Track owner Glenn Styres took to the extreme outside in the closing stages and brought home his familiar #0 for a fine third place finish. “I was trying the bottom but really wasn’t making any ground so I went to the top.” Glenn went on. “I was hoping those guys would have a little trouble, I see that they were racing hard but they didn’t and ran a great race.”

“I always considered ESS as the elite touring group, we like having them here and it’s a challenge for us each time.” Noted the man who lives off turn two. “I was happy to see Mitch get the win tonight, it shows that we have some good racers here and hopefully I can get a win with ESS too!”

Current ESS point leader Steve Poirier came home fourth with Cory Turner making it three Ohsweken regulars in the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Dietrick, Jamie Trurner, Parker Evans, Paul Kinney, who earned hard charger honors after starting in 22nd and Matt Tanner.

ESS/Ohsweken Notes – A nice field of 28 sprints were on hand and they played host to a large crowd…Ryan Turner was scheduled to start the A-Main in fourth but engine woes forced him to scratch, this allowed Keith Granholm to start the A in his first ESS start of the year…Dane Lorenc had drive line issues all night and didn’t complete a lap under competition…Jason Barney now leads the Canadian Tour 2015 over Steve Poirier and Matt Tanner.

Lucas Oil A-Main – Mitch Brown ($1,575), Jason Barney ($1,050), Glenn Styres ($800), Steve Poirier ($655), Cory Turner ($565), Rob Dietrick ($685), Jamie Turner ($455), Parker Evans ($470), Paul Kinney ($485), Matt Tanner ($400), Paulie Colagiovanni ($585), Tommy Wickham ($375), Tyler Hendricks ($350), Curtis Gartly ($315), Chris Steele ($310), Derek Jonathan ($330), Keith Granholm ($275), Lee Winger ($110), Dave Axton ($265), Kyle Pitts ($310), Dylan Swiernik ($255), Keith Dempster ($350), Todd Hoddick ($275).

Scratch – Ryan Turner

Did Not Qaulify – Dane Lorenc, Zach Zumpe, Denny Peebles, Scott Sherk

Lap Leaders – Dietrick (1-11), Brown (12-25)

Car Mate Trailers $25 To Win Heats – Poirer, Brown, Steele

Lacaillade Masonry $50 to win B-Main – Hendricks

Nathan Ackland State Farm/Cobra Coaches Dash – Dempster ($100)

Other Bonuses:

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Kinney (13 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Brown $50

Ohsweken Speedway 20th Anniversary – Pitts $50

Beard Sewer and Drain Determination Award – Barney $50

SUNY Canton Smart Move – Evans $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – C. Turner $35

911 Restoration – Kinney and Colagiovanni $25

Hoosier Tire – Colagiovanni $200

Vahlco Wheels – Dietrick $190

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Mintz gets 1st win of year at Attica FAST finale

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015

By Brian Liskai

Attica, Ohio – It’s often said in dirt track racing it takes a lot of things falling your way to end up in victory lane. Such was the case for Gibsonburg’s Craig Mintz on Friday at Attica Raceway Park on Edward Jones of Clyde/Mike Neill Financial Advisor Night.

The two time track champion benefitted from a good pill draw to start on the pole of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature, and then the caution flags fell at opportune times as he led all 30 laps for his first win of the season at Attica. It was win #13 in Mintz’ career and times him for eighth on the track’s all time win list with Tim Shaffer and Frankie Kerr.

The win also puts him in position for a top three finish in the Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service. With his fourth place finish, coupled with problems for Cap Henry, Byron Reed is set to earn an unprecedented third Kistler Cup and its $10,000 pay day.

Also, with his second place finish, former track champion Dean Jacobs gained more valuable points in his quest for the $10,000 Attica track title with only two point races left.

“I wish my wife and my baby girl were here. But work is first…wife had to work. My crew…if it wasn’t for them it would take a long time for us to be here. Stuart Williams gave us a trailer to use. My dad, Kevin, Hoagie, Sam and Rich….they do all the work, I just drive the race car,” said Mintz of his Real Geese Decoys, Design Graphics Group, Sennebogen backed #09.

“I saw someone coming out of four on the last lap. I was struggling…I was bleeding bad. The shorter runs helped. The bleeders came in and knocked some air out of the tires. I was good for about two laps and after that I was just trying to get a good run and not miss the top. I knew Dean (Jacobs) was coming…he’s probably the best driver I’ve seen on the bottom. Things fell right for us tonight,” added Mintz, thanking other sponsors, KS Sales and Service, Linder’s Speed Equipment, GF1 Chassis, Dave Story Equipment Repair, Erie Shore Propane, and Kistler Engines.

Doug Drown continued his awesome season, taking the lead from Rocky Owens with an outside move on a restart with two laps to go and driving to his sixth win of the season at Attica in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models. Coupled with his six wins at Wayne County Speedway, he not only sits atop the Attica point standings but Wayne County and the Attica Raceway Park/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Championship points. Drown now has 12 career wins at Attica and sits third on the track’s all time win list.

“He (Owens) was leaving just enough room…man it was getting hairy…it was great tight racing. I know the fans had to enjoy that. I was sweating up a storm. I was wiping sweat out of my eyes and on that caution with two to go and said it’s time to get up on the wheel and cowboy it up,” said Drown of his Halls Auto Sales, Malcuit Racing Engines, Nationwide Vehicle Protection, Wooster Glass, Kar Konnections backed #240.

“Leroy Hall gave me a great opportunity and with all my family support…we had the whole family here to night and that makes it fun,” added Drown.

Bobby Clark inherited the lead when Jamie Miller jumped the cushion and flipped on lap six, and then survived a late race charge by Kyle Capodice to claim his third straight win in the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints. The victory is the ninth overall of the season for Clark and essentially wraps up the JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship presented by Engine Pro. Clark now has 19 career 305 sprint wins at Attica and is fourth on the track’s all-time win list

“I knew once I caught traffic…everyone was right on the bottom. I figured who ever was behind me was there. Our hope coming into here tonight was to wrap up the FAST championship with a win,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence, Kear’s Speed Shop, Kistler Engines, Nagy Equipment, Big D’s Pizza, Schiets Motorsports, Miller Rigging, Shelluke’s Bar, Willey’s Towing, B&L Plumbing, backed #8.

In the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks, Fremont’s Matt Foos would take the lead when Dustin Keegan had mechanical woes on lap four, and would cruise to his second straight win and the fourth of the season at Attica. It was his sixth overall victory of 2015. Foos now has six career victories at Attica.

“It’s pretty cool I get to have my son in victory lane. The last time he was here we blew up leading. We thought we had an engine problem earlier in the week, but a lot of hard work, sweat and blood and here we are. It was actually the flex plate bolts backed out…that was a relief,” said Foos of his Fremont Fence, Level Performance, Pitstop Carryout, Automatic Fire Protection, D&R Transmissions, M&L Excavating backed #2.

Mintz and Jimmy Colvin brought the field to green for the 30 lap 410 sprint feature with Mintz gaining the advantage as third starter Jacobs jumped into second. Chris Andrews would bolt into third on lap three and took second a lap later.

The action would grind to a halt on lap four when Tyler Gunn flipped, ending his night. On the restart Mintz pulled away slightly from Andrews with Jacobs, Stuart Brubaker, Byron Reed and Rob Chaney in tow. The top three of Mintz, Andrews and Jacobs put some distance between themselves and a tremendous battle for fourth between Brubaker, Reed, and Chaney with Caleb Griffith and T.J. Michael staying close.

With 10 laps scored, Andrews was gaining on Mintz but the caution would fall for DJ Foos. Mintz got a great restart to hold the lead over Andrews, Jacobs, Brubaker, Reed and Chaney. At the halfway point the running order was Mintz, Andrews, Jacobs, Brubaker, Chaney, Reed, Michael and Cap Henry.

Just as Mintz was set to hit heavy lapped traffic on lap 18, the caution came out for Bryan Nuckles. Again when the green flew Mintz got a tremendous restart as Andrews and Jacobs battled for second. Fourth place running Brubaker would experience mechanical woes on lap 20 and would retire to the pits.

Mintz could not escape Jacobs and Andrews with Chaney, Reed and Michael locked in a fun battle for fourth. As the laps ticked off, Jacobs utilized the bottom groove to edge closer to Mintz. As the white flew Jacobs was racing to the leader’s inside as fifth place Chaney went pit side with issues. As they raced out of turn four to the checkers, Jacobs was beside Mintz, but Mintz kept up his momentum and drove to the win. Jacobs, Andrews, Reed and Michael would round out the top five.

Chris Keller and Rocky Owens paced the field for the 25 lap late model feature with Owens gaining the advantage over Keller, Ryan Markham, Rusty Schlenk, Drown and Ryan Missler. As Owens pulled away slightly, the battle for second was outstanding involving Schlenk, Keller, Markham and Drown.

After a lap two caution for Josh Haynes and Nate Potts, Owens would again pull away while Keller, Markham, Drown and Missler battled for second as Schlenk slid off the track, losing several positions. Owens drove into lapped traffic by the eighth circuit as Markham battled with Keller, Drown and Mike Bores. Keller would take second on lap nine with Drown edging out Markham for third.

Ben Mott would spin on lap 13 with the running order Owens, Keller, Drown, Markham, Bores, Missler and Larry Kingseed. When the green flew Owens again maintained his advantage as Keller, Markham and Drown continued the battle for second. With 10 laps to go the running order was Owens, Keller, Markham, Bores, Drown, Kingseed and Missler.

Drown would utilize the high line to take third on lap 19 just before the caution flew again for Mott. When the green flew Keller and Drown challenged Owens with Kingseed taking fourth. Kent Brewer would bring out the final caution on lap 23 setting up a two lap shoot out.

When the green flew Owens went to the bottom of turns one and two and Drown blasted away at the cushion and rocked into the lead. Owens would drive away to the win over Owens, Keller, Markham and Kingseed.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature, Capodice and Clark brought the field to green, with Clark taking the lead. The car on the move was Jamie Miller who used the high line to grab second on lap three and then blasted around Clark for the lead on lap five. But, that cushion would bite Miller a lap later as he jumped the ledge and flipped.

Clark would pull away on the restart over Capodice, Jordan Ryan, Dustin Rall, Ricky Peterson, Alex Paden, Steve Rando and a charging Dustin Dinan. Dan Hennig would stop with suspension damage on lap eight with the restart order Clark, Capodice, Ryan, Rall, Peterson, Rando and Dinan. The race would go caution free the remaining laps.

With 10 laps to go the car on the move was Peterson who took fourth and a lap later drove around Ryan for third as the leaders raced into lapped traffic. Capodice began eating way at Clark’s lead with Peterson and Ryan locked in a good battle for third.

With three laps to go Capodice was beside Clark but as they flew into turn one, Capodice bobbled, doing a 360 spin and losing several spots. Clark would hold off Peterson for the win with Rando, Ryan and Capodice rounding out the top five.

In the 15 lap dirt truck feature, Foos and Dustin Keegan would bring the field to green and the pair would race side by side the first four laps with Keegan holding the slight advantage. But, Keegan would stop on the track with four laps recorded, ending his night.

The only thing to slow Foos down the remainder of the race was a caution on lap 8 for second place running Brad Keckler. When the green flew, Foos did as well and drove to the win over Eric Devanna, Keith Sorg, Curt Inks and Len Benyak.

Attica Raceway Park will not be racing on Friday, Aug. 14 due to the Attica Fair. Racing will resume Friday, Aug. 21st on WNWO Channel 24 NBC Night with the 410 sprints running for $3,000 to win along with another Attica/Wayne County Late Model Series point event with the 305 sprints and dirt trucks also in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com and follow the track on Twitter and like Attica Raceway Park on Facebook.

Attica Raceway Park

Edward Jones of Clyde/Mike Neill Financial Advisor Night

Friday, August 7, 2015

Starting position [*]

O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (19 cars)

Qualifying

1.19-Chris Andrews, 12.392; 2.21-DJ Foos, 12.544; 3.53-Cap Henry, 12.576; 4.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.602; 5.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.604; 6.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.653; 7.22-Cole Duncan, 12.681; 8.09-Craig Mintz, 12.704; 9.9R-Jordan Ryan, 12.739; 10.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.766; 11.83M-Broc Martin, 12.807; 12.9-Jimmy Colvin, 12.840; 13.5R-Byron Reed, 12.881; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 12.910; 15.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.925; 16.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.946; 17.59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.015; 18.40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.071; 19.96AU-Bruce White, 13.611;

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 7 to A)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 40DD-Nate Dussel[6] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 3. 9-Jimmy Colvin[5] ; 4. 9R-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 5. 59-Bryan Nuckles[6] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[2]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 6. 21-DJ Foos[3]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 3. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[9] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[12] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[17] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[15] ; 9. 9-Jimmy Colvin[2] ; 10. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 11. 21-DJ Foos[18] ; 12. 9R-Jordan Ryan[11] ; 13. 40DD-Nate Dussel[16] ; 14. 9x-Rob Chaney[5] ; 15. 16-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 16. 53-Cap Henry[10] ; 17. 59-Bryan Nuckles[14] ; 18. 96AU-Bruce White[19] ; 19. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13]

Hard Charger: Cole Duncan +11

Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints (30 cars)

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 5-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 3. 8J-AJ Sleek[6] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 6. 87-Brian Gibbs[3] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[2]

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

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 39-Jamie Miller[6] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 4. 4T-James Taddeo[2] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[8] ; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig[4] ; 7. 18N-Frank Neill[5] ; 8. 4*-Tyler Street[7]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 7. 94K-Kurt Huber[5]

Rock Auto.com Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 2. 15-Gary Benjamin[1] ; 3. 24-Alex Paden[2] ; 4. 13-Jeremy Duposki[5] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 6. 42-Kevin Shirey[7] ; 7. 1X-Dustin Dinan[4]

Computer Man B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 2. 1X-Dustin Dinan[12] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig[6] ; 7. 4*-Tyler Street[14] ; 8. 87-Brian Gibbs[5] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 10. 94K-Kurt Huber[11] ; 11. 42-Kevin Shirey[8] ; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[13] ; 14. 18N-Frank Neill[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[12] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 4. 5-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 6. 1X-Dustin Dinan[18] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[13] ; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[10] ; 9. 9R-Dustin Rall[4] ; 10. 24-Alex Paden[7] ; 11. 99-Alvin Roepke[17] ; 12. 3J-Trey Jacobs[20] ; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron[11] ; 14. 4T-James Taddeo[14] ; 15. 15-Gary Benjamin[5] ; 16. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[21] ; 17. 13-Jeremy Duposki[16] ; 18. 36-Seth Schneider[19] ; 19. 97-Kyle Peters[15] ; 20. 8J-AJ Sleek[8] ; 21. 32H-Dan Hennig[22] ; 22. 39-Jamie Miller[6]

Hard Charger: Dustin Dinan +12

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (19 cars)

Qualifying

1.00-Chris Keller, 14.708; 2.240-Doug Drown, 14.902; 3.5M-Ryan Markham, 15.024; 4.15B-Mike Bores, 15.102; 5.21-Larry Kingseed, 15.117; 6.29-Rocky Owens, 15.238; 7.50Y-Ryan Missler, 15.271; 8.51-Devin Shiels, 15.393; 9.27-Rusty Schlenk, 15.402; 10.03-Jim Gingery, 15.494; 11.92-Cody Scott, 15.539; 12.61-George Lee, 15.637; 13.1-Ben Mott, 15.826; 14.30-Nate Potts, 16.102; 15.12-Kent Brewer, 16.601; 16.69R-Doug Baird, 16.790; 17.5Z-Josh Haynes, 18.088; 18.00G-BJ Gregory, 99.800; 19.36-Matt Irey, 99.990;

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 7 to A)

1. 240-Doug Drown[3] ; 2. 00-Chris Keller[4] ; 3. 27-Rusty Schlenk[2] ; 4. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 5. 61-George Lee[5] ; 6. 00G-BJ Gregory[7] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[6]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[4] ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 4. 92-Cody Scott[1] ; 5. 12-Kent Brewer[5] ; 6. 36-Matt Irey[6]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed[4] ; 3. 29-Rocky Owens[3] ; 4. 1-Ben Mott[1] ; 5. 69R-Doug Baird[5] ; 6. 5Z-Josh Haynes[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[6] ; 2. 29-Rocky Owens[2] ; 3. 00-Chris Keller[1] ; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed[9] ; 6. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 7. 27-Rusty Schlenk[4] ; 8. 50Y-Ryan Missler[5] ; 9. 51-Devin Shiels[8] ; 10. 92-Cody Scott[11] ; 11. 03-Jim Gingery[10] ; 12. 30-Nate Potts[19] ; 13. 12-Kent Brewer[14] ; 14. 69R-Doug Baird[15] ; 15. 61-George Lee[13] ; 16. 1-Ben Mott[12] ; 17. 00G-BJ Gregory[16] ; 18. 5Z-Josh Haynes[18]

Hard Charger: Nate Potts +7

Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks -

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 17X-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 2. 2-Matt Foos[1] ; 3. P51-Brad Keckler[8] ; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg[5] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[2] ; 6. 37-Eric Devanna[7] ; 7. 22-Brandon Leighton[6] ; 8. 13-Len Benyak[9]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 2-Matt Foos[1] ; 2. 37-Eric Devanna[6] ; 3. 4S-Keith Sorg[3] ; 4. 9-Curt Inks[5] ; 5. 13-Len Benyak[8] ; 6. 22-Brandon Leighton[7] ; 7. P51-Brad Keckler[4] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[2]

Hard Charger: Eric Devanna +4

 

 

Southern Outlaw Sprinters

Last Saturday night 13 of the Fastest 360 injected Sprintcars rained down on the Super High Banks of Deep South Speedway, in Loxley AL. At this time, we would like to thank Anthony & Angel Helveston for opening back up this great facility..
After the completion of the “Eagle Motorsports Drivers Meeting”, we fired up a great night of Sprintcar racing.. The first Heat, presented by AutoMeter, was handily taken by “Flyin’” Ryan Moore in his #38.. Top 3 were: R. Moore, Jenkins, Gray... The second Heat, presented by Ultra Shield Racing Products was taken by Michael Miller’s #4M.. Top 3 were: Miller, L. Moore, Turpen.. Flyin’ Ryan Moore #38 set the Pole with Miller’s #4M on his outside.. I knew this was going to be good.. They were hotly perused by the 2nd row of Lee Moore and Morgan Turpen, “The fastest Girl in the Nation”.. When the green flag dropped Miller led the Winged Rockets into turn one and never looked back.. He had pressure all the time, however, held onto the first position Green to Checkered.. Second place swapped out a few times with Moore, then Morgan, then Turpen, that was the race to watch.. Morgan after struggling his way to second place was after Miller, but having to serve a 2 spot penalty for passing before the cone, we will never know how it could have been?? Damn, that “Biloxi Bandit” Morgan is Fast..
The Hard Charger Award, presented by Saldana Racing Products, was none the other than Shane Morgan’s #01 car.. Morgan started 8th and finished 3rd, WOW..
The Feature results were as follows:

1. Michael Miller #4m
2. Morgan Turpen #10M
3. Shane Morgan #01
4. Terry Gray #10
5. Lee Moore #1A
6. Kevin Newton #59
7. Blake Jenkins #10X
8. Tristan Lee #N2
9. Ryan Moore #38
10. Darren Orth #34
11. Ronnie Roberts #33
12. Timmy Thrash #09
13. Dennis Misuraca #3

 

Southern Outlaw Sprinters

15 Southern Outlaw Sprinters

Last Friday night 16 of the Fastest 360 injected Sprintcars rained down on the always fast Hattiesburg Speedway, in Hattiesburg, MS. The weather was beautiful Friday, actually kind of cool?? After the completion of the “Eagle Motorsports Drivers Meeting”, we fired up a “Dash for Cash” and 3 heats of SOS Sprintcars.. Hattiesburg’s Speedway’s Local classes were on hand and ran an outstanding show, as they usually do.. The first Heat, presented by AutoMeter, was handily taken by the “ “Fastest Girl in the Nation” Morgan Turpen in her #10M.. Top 3 were: Turpen, Whittington, Willingham... The second Heat, presented by Ultra Shield Racing Products was taken by Terry Gray’s #10 car, good day for the Team.. Top 3 were: Gray, Moore, Thrash.. The third and final Heat, Sponsored by Schoenfeld Headers, was won by the always fast Michael Miller in his Black on Black #4M car… Top 3 were Miller, David. Roberts.. The Dash came up 1st on the list this night with the 6 quickest cars from the 4th of July weekend (now running due to rain).. Terry Gray in his always fast #10 set the Pole with “Superman” Lee Moore in the 1A car on his outside.. Miller and Morgan filled out the 2nd row and that is exactly how they finished.. Gray, Moore, Miller, Morgan.. At Feature time we had the 4M of Michael Miller sitting on the Pole with Morgan Turpen in her 10M car on his outside.. Due to a previous rainout, this was the SOS’s 2nd Annual “FlipFlop 50” a 50 lap Feature that gave the Fans their money’s worth.. When the green flag dropped Miller led the Winged Rockets into turn one and never looked back.. He had pressure all the time, however, held onto the first position until the lap 25 break, in which he picked up a nice check for $750.. Top 3 at lap 25 were; Miller, Turpen, Gray.. Next after an 8 minute break, we reversed the running order, wiped out the laps ands started the 2nd 25 laps.. At this point, the top 3 were lined up dead last.. Now the front row consisted of Bill Mason in the B52 sitting on the Pole and Tristan Lee in his #N2 car on his outside.. They were followed by Brandon Blendon’s #88 and Blake Jenkins #10X.. Mason led the Warriors into turn one, but was quickly overtaken by the 14 year old Tristan Lee in the N2 Deep car, this boy is going to be good!!! About lap 4 Jenkins took the lead and held it, until “The Biloxi Bandit” Shane Morgan decided that he now wanted 1st.. Morgan held the lead all of the way to the Checkered Flag.. WOW, what a show you missed, if you weren’t there…
The Hard Charger Award, presented by Saldana Racing Products, was none the other than Shane Morgan’s #01 car.. Morgan started 11th and won the race, WOW..
The Feature results were as follows:
1. Shane Morgan #01
2. Michael Miller #4m
3. Morgan Turpen #10M
4. LIL’ Ronnie Roberts #33
5. Jeff Willingham #28
6. Dennis Misuraca #3
7. Butch David #21
8. Blake Jenkins #10X
9. Bill Mason #B52
10. Tristan Lee #N2
11. Kevin Newton #59
12. Terry Gray #10
13. Timmy Thrash #09
14. Brandon Blendon #88
15. Lee Moore #1A
16. Lane Whittington #9

 

Jimmy Kouba Is Solid At Granite City For Fourth TSCS Win Sauk Rapids, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-2-15)

Jimmy Kouba of Byron, Minnesota has years of experience racing sprint cars, but most of that has been in a winged sprinter. Prior to running full-time with the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series this season, Kouba had 20 starts over the past two years in a non-winged sprinter. On Sunday night August 2 at the Granite City Speedway, Kouba picked up his fourth win of the season. Kouba drove around the outside of Chase Viebrock on lap 3, got a "wake up call" from his son Jake during the late stages of the race, and ended up defeating current TSCS point leader Rob Caho, Jr. and Jake Kouba in the nonstop 25 lap feature event.

Commenting after his win, Jimmy said "I saw Jake get underneath me once and I figured I better step it up or I might be looking at the rear end of his sprinter." On this night father knew best, as Jimmy drove a solid race on the dry, smooth Granite City surface. It was also the third straight time at Granite City that the Traditional sprint cars have run their feature race nonstop.

Setting the lineup for the feature race saw heat race wins go to Scott Brandt and Mike Mueller. Mueller was looking to make it three straight at Granite City. Viebrock and Jimmy Kouba drew the front row with Mueller and Brandt starting in row two. Young Chase Viebrock led the opening couple of laps before Jimmy Kouba took control up front. Soon Jake Kouba was in second and slowly closing the margin on his dad. The "wake up call" came and Jimmy answered the "alarm clock" with a strong push to the checkers. Caho got by Jake Kouba on the final lap to finish second. Jake was third ahead of Viebrock and rookie driver James Giossi. Mueller slipped back to sixth, as the high side was the preferred line instead of his favorite bottom groove. Scott Brandt, rookie Ty Sampair, Jori Hughes and Mike Walters completed the top ten.

The Traditional sprints have a weekend off before returning to action at their home track St. Croix Valley Raceway on Friday August 14. Then it's a big double header weekend for the Traditional sprints on August 21 at the Princeton Speedway and a return to the Ogilvie Raceway on August 22. Those two races will be part of the Minnesota Summer Heat Tour with the winged sprints on the program each night as well. The Princeton race features the Ethel Kouba Memorial. Last year, that event drew a large crowd.

UMSS Traditional Sprint Race Results, Granite City Speedway, August 2, 2015 (Race #18):

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[2]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[8]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[6]; 4. 50-Chase Viebrock[1]; 5. 11-James Giossi[5]; 6. 87-Mike Mueller[3]; 7. 7B-Scott Brandt[4]; 8. N1-Ty Sampair[14]; 9. 21J-Jori Hughes[9]; 10. 27-Mike Walters[13]; 11. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[7]; 12. 95-Kevin Bradwell[12]; 13. 69S-Jon Lewerer[11]; 14. (DNF) 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[10]; DNS 48-Neal Matuska Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1-2, Jimmy Kouba 3-25. No cautions!

Meeks Video Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7B-Scott Brandt[3]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[6]; 3. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[2]; 4. 50-Chase Viebrock[7]; 5. 21J-Jori Hughes[5]; 6. 95-Kevin Bradwell[4]; 7. N1-Ty Sampair[8]; 8. (DNF) 48-Neal Matuska[1] Lap Leaders: Matuska 1-3, Brandt 4-10. Cautions (2) Note: Matuska into turn 3 concrete wall, done for the night.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 2. 11-James Giossi[1]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[4]; 4. 78-Rob Caho Jr[5]; 5. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[3]; 6. 69S-Jon Lewerer[6]; 7. 27-Mike Walters[7] Lap Leader: Mueller 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Rossi Takes First Win of 2015!!!

The RMMRA returned to racing action on July 24th at El Paso County Raceway. Due to previous rainouts, the race marked the beginning of the second half of the season. A strong contingent of cars traveled down to Calhan, CO to race in front of a huge El Paso County Fair crowd, and did not disappoint. Heat race action started with 2015 Rookie of the Year contender, Zack Merritt taking the first heat race over veterans Tony Rossi and Ryan Order. Merritt shot to an early lead and never looked back. In the second heat, veteran and current points leader Keith Rauch took the win over Chris Sheil and Greg Schaefer rounding the top three positions. The feature lined up late in the night under the lights and an eager crowd. At the green flag, pole sitter Ryan Oerter took the lead with Greg Schaefer following suit. The two battled close lap after lap swapping the lead. Ryan Oerter looked like the car to beat but unfortunately made contact with an infield tire, spinning him around and bringing out a late race caution. Tony Rossi took the point on the restart with Chris Sheil, Dustin Weland, Bob Harr, and Keith Rauch following suit. The battle for second heated up between Sheil and Weland for the closing laps with Sheil eventually taking the show position. At the stripe, it was Rossi taking his first win of 2015 and claiming the $600 bonus bounty raised by the RMMRA!! The top five finishers were Rossi, Sheil, Weland, Harr, and Rauch.

**The next race for the RMMRA is August 8th at Butch Speicher's I-76 Speedway in Ft. Morgan, CO.

 

 

Hagar Wins Cody Burks Memorial with COMP Cams Interstate Cup

 

Memphis, Tennessee (08/03/15) – The COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It returned to action on Saturday evening with the 3rd Annual Cody Burks Memorial at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas). Derek Hagar topped a field of twenty-three competitors to score his first win in the miniseries in 2015.

 

The Marion, Arkansas driver outran dale Howard, Cody Gardner, Tim Crawley, and A.G. Rains for the win.

 

After seeing point leader, Zach Pringle, encounter bad luck, A.G. Rains has taken over the top spot in the standings by ten markers over Pringle. Howard Moore, Tim Crawley, Cody Gardner, Dalton Davis, Andy McElhannon, Kevin Hinkle, Blake Jenkins, and Jeremy Middleton make up the top ten in the latest standings. Forty-six drivers have entered at least one event thus far this season.

 

COMP Cams Interstate Cup Presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It Standings
Updated August 3rd, 2015

 

Position

Name

Total

1

AG Rains

468

2

Zach Pringle

458

3

Howard Moore

436

4

Tim Crawley

382

5

Cody Gardner

350

6

Dalton Davis

344

7

Andy McElhannon

334

8

Kevin Hinkle

330

9

Blake Jenkins

304

10

Jeremy Middleton

292

11

Derek Hagar

286

12

Justin Sturch

260

13

Marshall Skinner

248

14

Jordon Mallett

232

15

Mike Pack

228

16

Steven Russell

222

17

Ernie Ainsworth

216

18

Joe Young

192

19

Robert Richardson

178

20

Matthew Bauldwin

170

 

 

The next point event for the series will be this Saturday, August 8th at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas). For more information on the event, please visit www.RiversideInternationalSpeedway.com .

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

2nd - $750 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

3rd - $500 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

4th - $250 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

5th - $125 COMP Cams Gift Certificate

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Tony Norem Nabs $2,300 Midwest Power Series Payday At Granite City Sauk Rapids, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-2-15)

The second race of the four race Midwest Power Outlaw Sprint Car Series was held at the Granite City Speedway on Sunday August 2. Tony Norem passed Brooke Tatnell on lap 18 of the 25 lap UMSS winged sprint car feature and went on to record a $2,300 payday for his efforts. Norem and the Seidenkranz brothers team were all smiles in Rock Auto Victory Lane following his first win of the season and sixth career UMSS victory. Commenting after the races, a smiling Tony Norem asked again what first place paid, and when UMSS Media Director Greg Parent informed him, Tony said "Well, that should help us get to several more races this season." When told that the next UMSS race is also the third race in the Midwest Power Series at KRA Speedway in Willmar on August 20 and pays $2,300 to win, Norem said "We'll be there!"

Running the usual double round of qualifying races, Ultimate Sprint Heat wins went to Norem and current UMSS point leader Ryan Bowers. Tatnell and Thomas Kennedy topped the Challenge Races. The top four in passing and finishing points redrew for the first four starting spots. Tatnell was fourth in points, and the pole starting spot was the only pill left much to his delight. Bowers would start to his outside with Norem and Lou Kennedy, Jr. in row two. Norem's last outing at Brainerd did not go well, as the B1st team fought engine problems all night long. That would not be the case at Granite City, as Norem's car had a strong running Ron Olson engine under the hood.

Tatnell got a good start at the drop of the green and shot up to the cushion in turn one ahead of Bowers with Norem and Kennedy close behind. Nine laps into the feature race, the lone caution waved when Jared Goerges spun in turn 4. The top four had not changed from the onset, but the running order was about to change following the yellow. Norem moved by Bowers a few laps after the restart and began to close in on Tatnell. Slowly the B1st sprinter closed the gap. As the leaders approached lapped traffic, Norem was poised to make his move. On lap 18, Tony dove down low entering turn one and executed a clean pass for the lead coming off turn two. Tatnell was not able to mount a serious challenge to regain the top spot, as Norem began to put some distance between himself and Tatnell. Trailing Norem and Tatnell at the finish was Bowers and a pair of Kennedys, Lou and Thomas. Rounding out the top ten finishers was Chris Graf, Jerry Richert Jr, Jamey Ogston, Goerges and Anna Hippe.

With two races now complete in the Midwest Power Outlaw Sprint Car Series, Bowers leads Richert by two points and Chris Graf by twenty points. Richert won the opening Midwest Power race at the Deer Creek Speedway on June 27. The remaining two races in this mini-series are at KRA Speedway on August 20 and at the St. Croix Valley Raceway on September 4. The KRA race pays $2,300 to win and also kicks off the three race Minnesota Summer Heat Outlaw Sprint Car Tour. The SCVR race is the Earl Kouba Memorial which pays $5,500 to win. The Midwest Power Series champion will earn $1,000 from Midwest Power Equipment.

UMSS Race Results - Granite City Speedway August 2, 2015 (Race #14)

Midwest Power Equip & GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. B1ST-Tony Norem[3]; 2. 14-Brooke Tatnell[1]; 3. 199-Ryan Bowers[2]; 4. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[4]; 5. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[6]; 6. 20G-Chris Graf[5]; 7. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[7]; 8. 03-Jamey Ogston[8]; 9. 9-Jared Goerges[10]; 10. 5-Anna Kouba[9]; 11. 95-Kevin Bradwell[12]; 12. 1-Jeff Pellersels[11]; 13. (DNF) 91A-Reed Allex[13] Lap Leaders: Tatnell 1-17, Norem 18-25. Cautions: (1) yellow for 9 spin turn 4 with 9 laps scored.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Brooke Tatnell[2]; 2. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[4]; 3. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[3]; 4. 199-Ryan Bowers[5]; 5. 95-Kevin Bradwell[7]; 6. 9-Jared Goerges[1]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex[6] Lap Leader: Tatnell 1-8. Cautions: (1)

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[1]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf[3]; 3. B1ST-Tony Norem[5]; 4. 03-Jamey Ogston[4]; 5. 5-Anna Kouba[2]; 6. 1-Jeff Pellersels[6] Lap Leader: Kennedy 1-8. No cautions.

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Heat 1 (7 Laps): 1. B1ST-Tony Norem[2]; 2. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[3]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf[1]; 4. 5-Anna Kouba[4]; 5. 9-Jared Goerges[6]; 6. 91A-Reed Allex[5]; DNS 95-Kevin Bradwell Lap Leader: Norem 1-7. No cautions.

Driverwebsites.com Ultimate Sprint Heat 2 (7 Laps): 1. 199-Ryan Bowers[4]; 2. 03-Jamey Ogston[1]; 3. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[2]; 4. 14-Brooke Tatnell[6]; 5. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[5]; 6. 1-Jeff Pellersels[3] Lap Leaders: Ogston 1-5, Bowers 6-7. No cautions.

 

 

BRADY SHORT COLLECTS ANOTHER HOOSIER SRINT NATIONALS TITLE

Haubstadt, IN - August 1, 2015 - Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, won the MSCS Hoosier Sprint Nationals Saturday night at the Tri-State Speedway. Short led one lap. That was the final and deciding lap of a forty lap feature during which the green flag stayed out the complete distance. Race leader Chase Stockon stayed out front for 39 and a half laps. Brady Short followed, gained, trailed again, worked traffic, and then suddenly found the speed needed on the backstretch to size an opportunity to pass Stockon and beat him to the finish line.

The victory was the third for Brady Short at the annual Hoosier Sprint Nationals. The winner?s check was for $5,000. The winning car is owned by Cam Pottorff and sponsored by Sipes Body & Glass and Indiana Stone Works. Short remains the only repeat winner in the eleven seasons the event has existed. This victory was also his second in a row as he won the Hoosier Sprint Nationals last year.

In victory lane the microphone made its? way to Brady Short. ?This place is turning into one of my favorite race tracks. I stepped on it. I got a great run on the backstretch and I was able to slide underneath him.? Although his motor was getting hot the last 10 laps it was up to the task.

Chase Stockon took second place money. Robert Ballou won the battle for third and became the night?s other podium finisher. The last five MSCS races that were held this season were victories for either Short, Stockon, or Ballou. And the three lived up to their roles as race favorites as they ran one, two, three. The crowd on hand saw an exciting and surprising finish. There were no restarts to provide drivers with any added opportunities, just fast grueling laps.

Jon Stanbrough and Chase Briscoe rounded out the top five for the sprint feature. Stanbrough was at the wheel of the Fox Brother?s car while Briscoe was making good on his third start with MSCS this season.

Brian Karraker lead the second five to the finish line. His run earned him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award. James Lyerla was seventh followed by Critter Malone, Donny Brackett, and Doc Wallace. Carson Short was eleventh. He will receive the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award for the race. He was one of the drivers that pulled to the infield as attrition became a factor. His car was smoking!

The two preliminary heat races were won by Robert Ballou and Carson Short. It was the fourth straight MSCS event that Carson Short has won his heat race! Short continues to hold the 2015 MSCS Points lead with the season now 60% complete.

The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be appearing next at the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN. The series will be racing there on Saturday night August 8th. The sprint car feature that night will pay $3,000 to win.

Zach Fair of Petersburg, IN, picked up season win number two in the UMP Open Wheel Modified ranks. The victory was his second in a row at the speedway. Prior to winning the 25 lap feature event, Fair also won the second heat race.

Mark Lamont of Crossville, Il, was second in the modified feature followed by first heat race victor Dustin Beck. Matt Lane and Shawn Cates rounded out the top five for their main event. Sixteen cars started the feature which was red flagged once when a modified flipped.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series was an added special attraction this year. Gage Walker of Fairland, IN, won the 30 lap feature to earn his first career victory in the series. Walker held off Critter Malone and Jake Neuman in an exciting finish after a yellow flag came out on lap 29. Malone was the only driver to compete in both the sprint cars and the midgets. Darren Hagen finished fourth and Austin Brown was fifth. Brown won the first heat race.

The midget feature race was a frenzy of activity as drivers used slide jobs looking to gain positions. There were three red flags and several yellows. The first red flag in the feature was for early race leader and second heat race winner Tucker Klassmeyer. Then another red was needed for Justin Peck on lap 12. The final red flag was for Garrett Aitken.

The POWRi Midgets will return to Tri-State Speedway on September 28th for the second of the two Ford Eco-Boost Challenge events.

The next racing event scheduled to be held at Tri-State Speedway will be on Sunday of Labor Day weekend. The MSCS Sprints will be joined by the UMP Modifieds and the MMSA Mini-sprints. This will provide another exciting triple header on September 6th.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway and MSCS.

SUMMARY Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN August 1, 2015

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (17 Entries)

First Heat -12 Robert Ballou, 32 Chase Stockon, 53 Jon Stanbrough, 3 Dakota Jackson, 5 Chase Briscoe, 66 Chad Boespflug, 23 Brian Karraker. 7 Chris Malone, 38 Chet Williams

Second Heat - 21 Carson Short, 11 James Lyerla, 11p Brady Short, 5K Kent Schmidt, 27 Brian Wallace, 41 Jim Shelton, 28 Brandon Mattox, 4B Donny Brackett

Feature (40 Laps) - 11p Brady Short, 32 Chase Stockon, 12 Robert Ballou, 53 Jon Stanbrough, 5 Chase Briscoe, 23 Brian Karraker, 11 James Lyerla, 7 Chris Malone, 4B Donny Brackett, 27 Brian Wallace, 21 Carson Short, 41 Jim Shelton, 3 Dakota Jackson, 5K Kent Schmidt, 38 Chet Williams, 66 Chad Boespflug, 28 Brandon Mattox

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: (17 Entries)

First Heat - 75 Dustin Beck, 77 Stephen Schnapf, 62K Joel Jenson, 57 Matt Hines, 14 Shawn Cates, 55 Blaze Melton, 42k Neal Kramer, 15T Cliff Tooley

Second Heat - Bud1 Zach Fair, 7 Mark Lamont, 54 Josh McPherson, 1s Nathan Seale, 17 Richie Ary, A11y Jay Jones, 10 Matt Lane, 41 Lance Foreman

Feature (25 Laps) - Bud1 Zach Fair, 7 Mark Lamont, 75 Dustin Beck, 10 Matt Lane, 14 Shawn Cates, 62K Joel Jenson, 57 Matt Hines, 41 Lance Foreman, 17 Richie Ary, 42K Neal Kramer, 54 Josh McPherson, 15T Cliff Tooley, 77 Stephen Schnapf, A11y Jay Jones, 55 Blaze Melton, 1s Nathan Seale

POWRi Midgets: (15 Entries)

Heat Race Winners - 7 Austin Brown and 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer

Feature (30 Laps) - 7x Gage Walker, 7c Critter Malone, 3N Jake Neuman, 17 Darren Hagen, 7 Austin Brown, 9K Kyle Schuett, 41 Austin Prock, 32 Garrett Aitken, 50 Daniel Adler, 57D Daniel Robinson, 5X Justin Peck, 35 Chris Baue, 27 Tucker Klassmeyer, 76 Kellen Conover, 11A Andrew Felker

 

 

McMullen, Nimee and Boden win at PDTR 8-1-2015 Plymouth, WI

IRA 410, AldagHonald Mechanical 360 and 600 Micro Sprints invaded PDTR on Saturday. Fans came from all over to watch their favorite drivers.

Nick Melis and Doug Wondra brought the AldagHonald Mechanical Sprints to the green flag. Nick Melis took control of the field early with Brandon McMullen and Kurt Davis tight behind. Kurt Davis got by both to lead lap 4, until Nick Melis battled back. Donny Goeden and John Krebsbach attempt to pass Tim Haddy for tenth. There was a lot of rubber put on the racing surface leaving only a high and low racing groove. Tim Haddy and Doug Wondra run tight together to settle tenth. Brandon McMullen joined NickMelis and swapped the lead a few times until McMullen stayed first and started to pull away and lap traffic. Brandon McMullen managed to keep lapped traffic between himself and second place Kurt Davis. Wayne Modjeski pulled ahead of Justin Miller to take over fifth, much better run then he had in his 410 having a small fire during the feature. First caution waved for Tim Haddy and John Krebsbach after tangling in turn 3. Brandon McMullen did not want to see a caution; Wayne Modjeski advanced the most on the restart. Unsure what happened but Doug Wondra and Shane Wenninger both got redirected and drive through the infield in turns 1 & 2 and managed to keep pace along the backstretch. Tim Haddy retired to the infield on lap 21 with mechanical issues. Randy Walters finished the evening with a sour sounding motor. Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) crosses the double checkers first for an evening clean sweep and wins his second Brian Portschy Memorial Feature. Second goes to Kurt Davis (West Allis) followed by Wayne Modjeski (Oak Creek), Justin Miller (Plymouth) and Donny Goeden (Kewaskum). Hard Chargers all passing 6 cars were Donny Goeden (Kewaskum), Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) and Shane Wennigner (Kewaskum). B-Main Results, these drivers advance to the feature: Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Brandon Thone(Plymouth), Kirt Boers (Belleville), Randy Sippel (Elkhart Lake), Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac), Douglas Pietz(Milwlaukee) and alternate DannonTessmer (Allenton). Heat Winners: Wayne Modjeski (Oak Creek), Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Brandon McMullen (Plymouth)

NIMEE CHARGES THROUGH FIELD, BEATS THIEL AFTER LATE RACE RESTART! “A somewhat slick racing surface greeted the drivers for the start of the 30 lap Frank Filskov Memorial main event. Wayne Modjeski, who had captured heat race wins in both the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints and the local 360 sprint series this evening, started on the pole for the contest. Modjeski led briefly before being overtaken by fellow front row starter Mike Reinke who rim rode his way to the lead, officially pacing the first lap. Modjeski held onto the number two slot until lap four when Dave Uttech used the high side to slip into second position. Reinke quickly started to build a gap on the field, and had a full straightaway advantage on Uttech by the time he reached lapped traffic on lap eight. Bill Rose, who is currently locked in an epic point battle with Ben Schmidt, and Scotty Neitzel took his turn in the runner-up role nabbing second at Uttech’s expense on lap 12. Thiel followed Rose past Uttech to reach the third spot after having started in the eighth position. It took just two more laps before Thiel to slip by Rose to become the next driver to hold runner-up honors. Out front Reinke found himself in heavy lapped traffic at the halfway point of the contest, allowing Thiel, who is very familiar with the Plymouth Dirt Track racing surface where the competed many seasons in a 360 sprint to close the gap. Further back Nimee was slicing through the pack having reached the seventh position after starting in the 14th spot. On lap 18, Modjeski’s fortunes took a turn for the worse as a fire erupted under the hood of his machine. He expertly guided the car to the infield, and the rapidly responding safety crew extinguished the flames so quickly that a caution was not needed for the incident. With ten laps to go in the race Reinke’s lead had evaporated. Then Thiel, making a well-timed dive to the bottom of the track in turn four, managed to work past Reinke for the lead, and quickly scrambled away darting through back markers. Fans began to notice Nimee who had been picking off cars at an increasing pace making his way by Rose for the third spot on lap 22, and then closing the gap on Reinke. Out front Thiel was extending his lead putting cars down at a rapid pace. Unfortunately for Thiel that pace was halted on lap 25 when Bill Wirth jumped the cushion in turn four coming to a halt. At the same time Dave Uttech’s tire shredded in the same turn drawing the only caution of the event. By Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint rules, lapped traffic is moved to the tail of the field leaving the win decided among the leaders. As such Thiel had both Reinke, and Nimee on his back nerf bar for the restart. When the green flag fell, Thiel bolted back into the lead while Nimee sliced his way under Reinke to battle for second. Thiel managed to build a six car length lead before Nimee secured the runner-up spot and he quickly closed the gap on Thiel. With two laps to go Thiel got into the cushion in turn four allowing Nimee to work underneath, and the battle was on. With amazing forward bite Nimee was able to surge ahead to take the lead as the white flag waved. Thiel tried one last charge on the outside but the maneuver fell short as Nimee flew past flagman Jim Barr’s twin-checkered flags with a three-car length advantage. Thiel had to settle for runner-up honors for his efforts. The final podium spot came down to the final laps with former 360 champion, and IRA rookie of the year Jeremy Schultz making his way past Reinke to earn the third spot. Schultz had started in the seventh spot, and found extra speed after the final restart. Reinke earned his second straight top five run finishing fourth this evening. Kris Spitz patiently worked his way up to fifth by the finish for his best performance of the 2015 season. Earlier in the evening fast qualifier Jason Johnson ran away with the victory in the B-main. Rick Kelsey, Borland, Robbie Pribnow, Johnny Fahl, and Brian Kristan chased him to the finish as the top six as transfer cars earned transfer spots. Kristan was withdrawn from the main event giving the final transfer spot to Trey Datweiler who had finished seventh. Heat race victories were captured by Modjeski, Schmidt and Spitz.” - http://www.irasprints.com/

CAB Construction Presents the My Race Pass Badger 600 Micro’s A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 5B-Zach Boden[5]; 2. 21-Will Gerrits[4]; 3. 99-Chad Bogar[1]; 4. 71C-Jared Cech[3]; 5. 9-Norm Ehrke[7]; 6. 17-Jake Reif[6]; 7. 7R-Andy Rein[12]; 8. 22-Jake Gerrits[11]; 9. 17S-Jerry Reif[9]; 10. 11X-Daniel Stefan[13]; 11. 55E-Emily Portschy[15]; 12. 87-Tory Strauss[8]; 13. 99T-Tyler Brabant[2]; 14. 3T-Ty Springer[10]; 15. 88-Nick Vanstelle[14] Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5B-Zach Boden[1]; 2. 21-Will Gerrits[3]; 3. 99-Chad Bogar[2]; 4. 99T-Tyler Brabant[6]; 5. 17S-Jerry Reif[4]; 6. 22-Jake Gerrits[5]; 7. 88-Nick Vanstelle[7]; 8. 55E-Emily Portschy[8] Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Norm Ehrke[7]; 2. 71C-Jared Cech[3]; 3. 17-Jake Reif[6]; 4. 87-Tory Strauss[2]; 5. 3T-Ty Springer[4]; 6. 7R-Andy Rein[5]; 7. 11X-Daniel Stefan[1] Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

 

Ontario Canada’s Mitch Brown Wins NRA/SOD Montpelier Motor Speedway Sprint Car Feature. Sherman, Anderson, and Turner Win August 1st A Mains. Congratulations to our August 1st Winners at the Montpelier Motor Speedway:

By Bob Buffenbarger www.TJSlideways.com

Montpelier, In. – (August 1, 2015) – Mitch Brown used his outside front row starting position to power to the lead from the green flag and went on to an impressive Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP vs K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders win at Montpelier Motor Speedway Saturday night.

As the feature was forming, the 12R of Nick Roberts encountered trouble and took a spill in turn four, but made some hasty repairs and made it back out to start the A with a crumpled wing. Pole setter Kyle Sauder took the green for the 25 lap event and as the field came off turn two, Max Stambaugh lost power in the middle of the pack but luckily all cars were able to avoid contact. Stambaugh was finished for the night though.

A complete restart was in order and things heated up quickly with Brown and Sauder completing lap one side by side with several cars making contact behind the leaders, however the green stayed out. Brown took command early on and stretched his lead some over Sauder with Hud Horton 3rd and Tyler Moore 4th as Phil Gressman, Jared Horstman and Tim Allison were all dicing for 5th.

As the 10th lap was completed, Gressman and Horstman made contact at the stripe with Horstman spinning and bringing out the only caution of the feature. As the green appeared again the order was Brown, Horton, Sauder, Moore and Gressman. Now the 23 of Devon Dobie who started 11th was on the move and took 3rd over on lap 12.

Brown maintained the top spot as racing behind him continued to be intense with now 10th starting Shawn Dancer entering the fray and moving in on Sauder. As the white flag flew, Brown was not challenged but at the checkers it was Horton, Dobie, Dancer and Sauder all under a blanket behind Mitch Brown. Heats for the 18 cars on hand were won by Hud Horton and Tyler Moore NRA/SOD Winged Sprint Cars 18 Entries Heat 1 – (8 Laps) 1. 6m-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 2. 77-Zane Devault[2] ; 2. 83-Kyle Sauder[9] ; 3. 49t-Gregg Dalman[6] ; 4. 11-Tim Allison[3] ; 4. 12J-Tyler Moore[4] ; 5. 23-Devon Dobie[5] ; 7. 28h-Phil Gressman[7] ; 9. 12R-Nick Roberts[8] ; Heat 2 – (8 Laps) 1. 6S-JR Stewart[1] ; 2. 10-Mitch Brown[2] ; 3. 49d-Shawn Dancer[3] ; 4. 17-Jared Horstman[4] ; 5. 28-Hud Horton[5] ; 6. 27-Brad Lamberson[6] ; 7. 7K-Kyle Pitts[7] ; 8. 22R-Kevin Roberts[8] ; 9. 17h-Hud Horton[9] ; A-Main 1 – (0 Laps) 1. 10-Mitch Brown[2] ; 2. 17h-Hud Horton[4] ; 3. 49d-Shawn Dancer[10] ; 4. 23-Devon Dobie[11] ; 5. 83-Kyle Sauder[1] ; 6. 6S-JR Stewart[14] ; 7. 11-Tim Allison[8] ; 8. 28h-Phil Gressman [7] ; 9. 12J-Tyler Moore[3] ; 10. 27-Brad Lamberson[13] ; 11. 17-Jared Horstman[5] ; 12. 49t-Gregg Dalman[6] ; 13. 7K-Kyle Pitts[18] ; 14. 12-Nick Roberts[17] ; 15. 77-Zane Devault[15] ; 16. 28-Hud Horton[10] ; 17. 22R-Kevin Roberts[16] ; 18. 6m-Max Stambaugh[8] UMP Modifieds 23 Entries Heat 1 – (8 Laps) 1. R19-Ryan Ramseyer[1] ; 2. 9G-Erny Gengrich[6] ; 3. 43-Eric Morris[4] ; 4. 76-John Halsey[2] ; 5. 14S-Jessica Sroufe[7] ; 6. 14A-Andy Rennaker[3] ; 7. 66w-Jack Waldfoggel[8] ; 8. 115-Mike Knepley[9] ; 9. 116-Jimmie Haager[5] Heat 2 – (8 Laps) 1. 65-Todd Sherman[6] ; 2. 4S-Rob Starkey[1] ; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson[4] ; 4. 6-Andy Bishop[5] ; 5. 22TL-Bill Lewis[7] ; 6. 20-Josh Stewart[3] ; 7. 14B-Josh Betts[8] ; 8. 55D-Brandon Dailey[2] Heat 3 – (8 Laps) 1. 18-Randy Lines[7] ; 2. 188-Aaron Orr[4] ; 3. 147-Billy Haager[5] ; 4. 51-Cody Timmerman[2] ; 5. T5X-Bub Roberts[3] ; 6. 96-Pete Wormcastle[8] ; 7. 4-Jim Teegardin[1] ; 8. A13-Dustin Allen[6] A-Main 1 – (20 Laps) 1. 65-Todd Sherman[4] ; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson[8] ; 3. 18-Randy Lines[5] ; 4. 22TL-Bill Lewis[14] ; 5. 96-Pete Wormcastle[18] ; 6. 43-Eric Morris[7] ; 7. R19-Ryan Ramseyer[3] ; 8. 51-Cody Timmerman[12] ; 9. 14B-Josh Betts[20] ; 10. 55D-Brandon Dailey[22] ; 11. 66w-Jack Waldfoggel[19] ; 12. A13-Dustin Allen[23] ; 13. 14S-Jessica Sroufe[13] ; 14. 76-John Halsey[10] ; 15. 14A-Andy Rennaker[16] ; 16. 4S-Rob Starkey[2] ; 17. 9G-Erny Gengrich[6] ; 18. 20-Josh Stewart[17] ; 19. 188-Aaron Orr[1] ; 20. 147-Billy Haager[9] ; 21. 6-Andy Bishop[11] ; 22. 115-Mike Knepley[21] ; 23. T5X-Bub Roberts[15]

 

 

Sussex Scores in Back to School Special

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (August 1, 2015) – Stevie Sussex made his second trip to Canyon Speedway Park victory lane by winning Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint Car feature that headlined the Allscapes Back to School Special at the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While Sussex bested the wingless Sprint Car ranks, Ricky Thornton, Jr., captured IMCA Modified honors with other wines including Zack Madrid in Pure Stocks, Colton Hardy in Micro Sprints and Tony Martin in Dwarf Cars.

Sussex needed just a handful of laps to race from the fifth starting position past early leader Nick Aiuto then dominated the rest of the way for the triumph aboard the Burkhart No. 21az machine.

Sussex took the checkered flag ahead of USAC Southwest points leader R.J. Johnson with Charles Davis, Jr., Aiuto and Josh Pelkey rounding out the top five.

In 9th World Vapor IMCA Modified action, Ricky Thornton, Jr., rallied from the 11th starting position for his third consecutive Allscapes Back to School Special triumph ahead of Steve Stultz with Lance Mari, Garrett Funk and Guy Norton in the top five.

Zack Madrid raced from the sixth starting position to capture his second Arizona Differential Pure Stock win in a row ahead of Steve Bitting, Ty Warner, Matt Martinez and Chris McCurdy, Jr.

Colton Hardy became the first repeat winner in regular season action for the Micro Sprints at CSP, racing to the checkered flag in front of Cody Batten, Kenny Hilton, Tyler Merrill and Kyle Huttenhow.

Tony Martin picked off his first Dwarf Car win of the season at CSP, climbing from seventh to take the win ahead of Steve Kapaun, Brian Stehr, Cory Brown and Ed Schuhlke.

Action continues at Canyon Speedway Park on Saturday night, August 15, with the Fourth Annual Summer Slam featuring the winged Sprint Cars of the ASCS Southwest Region along with 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades and Micro Sprints.

Canyon Speedway Park

Allscapes Back to School Special – August 1, 2015

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 7k-Bruce St. James, 2. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 3. 16-Mike Martin, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 48t-Thomas Ogle, 6. 2-Joshua Shipley, 7. 5-Tye Mihocko.

Heat Two: 1. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 2. 27-Nick Aiuto, 3. 02-Matt Rossi, 4. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 5. 29-Michael Bonneau, 6. 22-Dustin Burkhart.

Heat Three: 1. 78-Chris Bonneau, 2. 32b-Brian Hosford, 3. 12-Josh Pelkey, 4. 2x-Larry Gibson, 5. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 6. 13-Dennis Giles.

“A” Feature: 1. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 2. 77j-R.J. Johnson, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 27-Nick Aiuto, 5. 12-Josh Pelkey, 6. 16-Mike Martin, 7. 32b-Brian Hosford, 8. 78-Chris Bonneau, 9. 02-Matt Rossi, 10. 7k-Bruce St. James, 11. 2-Joshua Shipley, 12. 29-Michael Bonneau, 13. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 14. 5-Tye Mihocko, 15. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 16. 48t-Thomas Ogle, 17. 13-Dennis Giles, 18. 2x-Larry Gibson, 19. 22-Dustin Burkhart.

9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 78-Steve Stultz, 3. 40-Jeff Stafford, 4. 45-Ryan Roath, 5. L8-Brian Shultz, 6. 74-Garrett Funk, 8. 18-Josh Sneed.

Heat Two: 1. 41-George Fronsman, 2. 29jk-Jinger Kesler, 3. 4h-Don Hagan, 4. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 5. 35-William Miller, 6. 4tj-Ty Millington, 7. 34dd-Billy Carron.

Heat Three: 1. 12-Guy Norton, 2. 11x-Shawn Zelenka, 3. 87-Clifton Maggard, 4. 19sb-Lance Mari, 5. 75c-Bo Partain, 6. 8t-Ty Rogers.

“A” Feature: 1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 78-Steve Stultz, 3. 19sb-Lance Mari, 4. 74-Garrett Funk, 5. 12-Guy Norton, 6. 11x-Shawn Zelenka, 7. L8-Brian Schultz, 8. 29jk-Jinger Kesler, 9. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 10. 45-Ryan Roath, 11. 75c-Bo Partain, 12. 41-George Fronsman, 13. 87-Clifton Maggard, 14. 35-William Miller, 15. 34dd-Billy Carron, 16. 4h-Don Hagan, 17. 40-Jeff Stafford, 18. 4tj-T.J. Millington, 19. 8t-Ty Rogers, 20. 18-Josh Sneed.

Arizona Differential Pure Stocks:

Heat One: 1. 7-Steve Bitting, 2. 9-Jeff Carter, 3. 51j-Gary Everett, 4. 40sr-Jeff Stafford, 5. 24-Josh Carter, 6. 6i-Dale Irby, 7. 97-Larry Gordon.

Heat Two: 1. 51-Ty Warner, 2. 5z-Zack Madrid, 3. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 4. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin, 5. 5j-Jacob Madrid, 6. 75-Jason Suchta, 7. 3-Ashley Stafford.

Heat Three: 1. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 2. 21m-Matt Martinez, 3. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 4. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 5. 04b-Justin Bishop, 6. 14xxl-Michael Mabbit.

“A” Feature: 1. 5z-Zack Madrid, 2. 7-Steve Bitting, 3. 51-Ty Warner, 4. 21m-Matt Martinez, 5. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 6. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 7. 9-Jeff Carter, 8. 97-Larry Gordon, 9. 75-Jason Suchta, 10. 5j-Jacob Madrid, 11. 6i-Dale Irby, 12. 51j-Gary Everett, 13. 14xxl-Michael Mabbitt, 14. 3-Ashley Stafford, 15. 24-Josh Carter, 16. 40sr-Jeff Stafford, 17. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 18. 04b-Justin Bishop, 19. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 20. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin.

Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 3. 16-Pat Wing, 4. 77-Aaron Miller, 5. 7-Mason Keefer, 6. 29-Paul Martin, 7. 44-Chuck Dowty, 8. 10-Ryan Hennessey.

Heat Two: 1. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 2. 71-Cody Batten, 3. 41-Colton Hardy, 4. 41h-Tyler Merrill, 5. 42-Kenny Hilton, 6. 66-Brandon Sutton, 7. 99x-Jake Branum, 8. 28-Mark Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-Colton Hardy, 2. 71-Cody Batten, 3. 42-Kenny Hilton, 4. 41h-Tyler Merrill, 5. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 6. 44-Chuck Dowty, 7. 16-Pat Wing, 8. 77-Aaron Miller, 9. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 10. 66-Brandon Sutton, 11. 99x-Jake Branum, 12. 7-Mason Keefer, 13. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 14. 29-Paul Martin,

 

 

‘Fan Appreciation Night’ a smashing success at Lincoln Park Speedway
- Putnamville oval breaks attendance record as Shuman, Sterrett, Peeden, Freeland and Smiley win features

By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE – There wasn’t a whole lot of spare space to be had Saturday night as Lincoln Park Speedway celebrated “Fan Appreciation Night” with free general admission for a full night of racing and fireworks at the Putnamville oval. Not surprisingly, the track smashed its previous attendance record set during Indiana Sprint Week. Nearly 5,000 people were in attendance as fans both, young and old, experienced and new to the sport, got the opportunity to see the weekly show at LPS.
There were 22 sprint cars on hand and it was Casey Shuman that came home with a wire-to-wire victory for the Krockenberger Racing Team and the No. 21K.
Shuman finished second in his heat race to Max McGhee and started on the pole for the 25-lap A-main. From the opening green flag, Shuman was on a rail as he began to build his lead just five laps into the race. Scott Hampton quickly worked his way up from sixth to take over the second spot, but had his hands full with a hard charging Jeff Bland.
Bland started third, but lost some ground early before taking the high line and flying back into contention, eventually getting past Hampton. However Bland’s momentum took him over the turn two banking where he made contact with the wall and was forced to the pits. Meanwhile, Shuman and Hampton created some space out front as Lee Dakus slipped into third after rocketing up from a 12th-place start. Behind him, Matt McDonald and Brent Moore were in a battle for fourth. Shelby VanGilder started second, but was caught up in traffic over the middle stages of the race and finished 13th overall.
Up front, no one was going to catch Shuman, who pulled away to the win over Hampton and Dakus. Moore came up to fourth after starting 21st, McDonald placed fifth as Troy Link was sixth and Jadon Rogers battled from 20th to take seventh.
The largest contingent of cars provided the most exciting feature finish of the night as Bloomington’s Bradley Sterrett edged past Cullen Goodman on the final corner to win by just a few feet in the UMP Modified division.
A field of 27 modifieds was on hand as Derek Groomer, Jeff Deckard and Dan Lewellen were heat race winners and Kenny Carmichael Jr. picked up the B-main win to advance to the main event.
Goodman started on the pole alongside Roger Mills with Sterrett lying in wait with a third-place starting spot beside Josh McDaniel.
Starting out front, Goodman led all but the final lap as Mills, Sterrett and McDaniel were fighting for a clear path to challenge the leader. Mills was still running a strong second when a lap eight caution flew. On the restart, Sterrett began to make his move as he changed his line from the bottom to the middle and the line came into at just the right time.
Sterrett moved to second as Josh McDaniel took third ahead of mills with Groomer and Jeff Deckard side-by-side for the fifth spot. McDaniel would suffer a disappointing end to a strong run as he got sideways in turn three on lap 17 to bring out the caution.
When the field went green, Sterrett slowly reeled in Goodman and went door-to-door over the last few laps before he was able to string together a solid run through the last two corners to get past Goodman on the outside for the narrow win. Groomer made it to third as Carmichael Sr. advanced from 11th to place fourth ahead of Mills and Deckard. Roy Bruce Jr. made it back from an early spin to take seventh.
Since his season debut two months ago, most of the Lincoln Park Speedway racing contingent hasn’t been able to solve Martinsville UMP Super Stock driver Steve Peeden.
Peeden picked up his seventh feature win of the year, getting past Larry Raines when the Brazil native made contact with a lapped car. Once he got free, Peeden held off late challenges from a pair of Greencastle natives in Scott Carrington and Josh Boller.
Peeden held his line on the bottom and kept the competition at bay to add another win to his resume ahead of Carrington, Boller, Ralph Groomer and Kenny Carmichael Sr.
Thirty-six bombers were on hand to put on an exciting show for massive crowd on hand.
North Salem’s Ryan Freeland came out on the winner’s end of a three-wide battle through the last couple of laps to win the A-main ahead of Josh Settles and RJ Pruitt.
Freeland took over the lead as early leaders Carlos Bumgardner Sr. and C.J. Bryan made contact while running for the point. As the two lost momentum, Freeland took over the lead and held off both Pruitt and Settles over the last several circuits. Lenny Krupa III placed fourth ahead of Marlin Burns.
In the final race of the night, Greencastle’s Donald Smiley recorded his first career feature win as he pulled away to a straightaway victory over Roachdale’s Tom Plemons. Kyle Farr placed third ahead of Logan Brickert and Zane Fields.
This weekend will feature a two-day event as LPS hosts sprint cars, UMP Modifieds and Super Stocks and bombers on Friday night before the Midwest Sprint Car Series invades Saturday night with modifieds, super stocks and bombers.

Lincoln Park Speedway
Sprint Car Feature
1. Casey Shuman, 2. Scott Hampton, 3. Lee Dakus, 4. Brent Moore, 5. Matt McDonald, 6. Troy Link, 7. Jadon Rogers, 8. Hunter ONeal, 9. Kevin Studley, 10. Eric Burns, 11. JJ Hughes, 12. Jared Chastain, 13. Shelby VanGilder, 14. Mike Gass, 15. Mario Clouser, 16. AJ Francis, 17. Wayne Newlin, 18. John Nicoson, 19. Lucas Smith, 20. Brandon Morin, 21. Jeff Bland Jr., 22. Max McGhee

 

 

410 Non-Wing Sprints Take Center Stage at Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) The weather finally cooperated to help produce a great night of racing Saturday night at Plymouth Speedway where six features took to the short dirt track.

Dylan Woodling found his way to the top of the running order on Saturday as he was able to get ahead of dominant cars in the Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints feature. Woodling was able to slip by Garrett Saunders and Eric Saunders who had been running out front for most of the 20-lap feature. The Saunders pair tangled in turn one with only a few laps to go along with Joshua James whose sprint toppled on its roof. No drivers were injured. Woodling was able to continue on to win the race with Nick Yoder in second and Bud McCune in third.

“It’s awesome to be up here,” smiled Woodling. “Passing was good tonight and it turned out to be the best for me.”

The 410 Non-Wing Sprint feature, presented by The Car Company in Warsaw and Team VW Audi in Merrillville, Indiana, was a quick 30-lap feature. The No. 23 driven by Tyler Courtney was the class of the field. He led all of the laps in the race. Tyler Hewitt fought through traffic to get from ninth to second in the race. Shane Cottle could see the lead during the midway point of the race, but couldn’t get around Courtney for the lead. Cottle then dropped to third after Hewitt found his way by him.

“We’ve been pretty fast the last couple of nights. We got lucky tonight,” said Courtney.

Jamie Lomax had a handle on the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds race on Saturday. He quickly found the lead and stayed in that spot throughout the contest. He had a 3.9 second lead before the first caution flag on lap nine. Bobby Stremme was in the second spot until a charging Zeke McKenzie found himself in Stremme’s rear view mirror. McKenzie and Stremme battled for position for several laps. Stremme was able to keep McKenzie behind him even after a late-race caution. Lomax was the winner with Stremme in second and McKenzie in third.

“The track was great tonight. It was smooth and just a great race,” stated Lomax in his post-race interview.

Bryce Shidler returned to competition in the Walmart Thunder Stock division at the Playground of Power Saturday night. The 2014 champion worked his way through traffic to grab the lead early, but a mid-race penalty would set Shilder back two positions out of the lead. He would regain the lead only a few laps later. Keith Crissinger worked his way from ninth into the second position by lap 13 which gave him another podium spot on the season. Jim Henson held his own in the third position and claimed another top three finish.

“We decided we were going to pull out the car out of the shed and go racing. We made that decision this afternoon. We hadn’t worked on it all year, but we were able to get the win,” laughed Shidler.

David Short claimed another win in the WTCA Super Streets after battling Roger Duszynski for several laps for the top podium spot. Short had been stalking Duszynski since the drop of the green flag and the pair were side-by-side by lap seven. Duszynski ran high out of turn four on lap nine and Short was able to sneak by for the lead. Duszynski finished in the second spot while Dave Fritz watched all of the action from the third place position.

“Picking up the feature win is great, especially with only a couple of races left in the season,” commented Short.

Aaron Day started near the rear of the field in the Bane-Welker Cyber Stocks feature and ended up with the first place trophy after 20 laps in the final feature of the night at Plymouth Speedway. He made it up to third by lap three and was in the lead on the next lap. Loren Swanson was next to last in the starting order but battled his way through traffic to claim the second spot. Carson Day grabbed the third podium spot after falling a position to Swanson in the last part of the race.

“It was a nice, smooth track. It was slick, but it was great.” said Aaron Day.

Racing continues on Saturday, Aug. 8 with the USAC Honda Performance Development Midget Show along with a regular lineup of features. Kids will also have another chance to win bicycles during a break in the racing action. Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps begin at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. ET. For admission and pit pass pricing, visit us at www.plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race#13 Saturday August 3rd 2015 IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Division Natural Bridge Speedway

Natural Bridge, Va. Jerald Harris On Top of The Bridge

Jerald Harris showed speed early as a master of the warm summer dry slick race track that always show up this time of year as he won his heat and cruised to the feature win. Heats started the night with Glenn Worrell taking the first and Jerald Harris winning the second. Chris Ware and Anthony Linkenhoker were on the front with Anthony out first looking strong but by lap five Harris was there. On lap seven Harris showed his drive by going to the front and leaving Anthony to fight off Tom Humphries with Glenn Worrell getting to fourth and chasing them down to join the battle. With one to go Harris would not be challenged up front and Anthony got through traffic better and got away from Humphries and the raced to the checkers that way. At the line it was Jerald Harris, Anthony Linkenhoker, Tom Humphries, Glenn Worrell, Brian Lawson, Chris Ware, Troy Severin, Kevin Fletcher, Daren Bolac, JD Coats, Cassandra Davis, French Grimes and Bill Rice. Next Week its back to Shenandoah Speedway in Shenandoah, Va. on Saturday night August 8th.

Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

 

Mitch Brown wins SOD/NRA feature at Montpelier

By Bob Buffenbarger

Montpelier, In. – (August 1, 2015) – Mitch Brown used his outside front row starting position to power to the lead from the green flag and went on to an impressive Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP vs K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders win at Montpelier Motor Speedway Saturday night.

As the feature was forming, the 12R of Nick Roberts encountered trouble and took a spill in turn four, but made some hasty repairs and made it back out to start the A with a crumpled wing. Pole setter Kyle Sauder took the green for the 25 lap event and as the field came off turn two, Max Stambaugh lost power in the middle of the pack but luckily all cars were able to avoid contact. Stambaugh was finished for the night though.

A complete restart was in order and things heated up quickly with Brown and Sauder completing lap one side by side with several cars making contact behind the leaders, however the green stayed out. Brown took command early on and stretched his lead some over Sauder with Hud Horton 3rd and Tyler Moore 4th as Phil Gressman, Jared Horstman and Tim Allison were all dicing for 5th.

As the 10th lap was completed, Gressman and Horstman made contact at the stripe with Horstman spinning and bringing out the only caution of the feature. As the green appeared again the order was Brown, Horton, Sauder, Moore and Gressman. Now the 23 of Devon Dobie who started 11th was on the move and took 3rd over on lap 12.

Brown maintained the top spot as racing behind him continued to be intense with now 10th starting Shawn Dancer entering the fray and moving in on Sauder. As the white flag flew, Brown was not challenged but at the checkers it was Horton, Dobie, Dancer and Sauder all under a blanket behind Mitch Brown.

Heats for the 18 cars on hand were won by Hud Horton and Tyler Moore

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Montpelier Motor Speedway Montpelier, MI Saturday August 1, 2015

Comp Cams / Lane Automotive Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 17H – Hud Horton, 2. 10 – Mitch Brown, 3. 17 – Jared Horstman, 4. 28H – Phil Gressman, 5. 6 – Max Stambaugh, 6. 23 – Devon Dobie, 7. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 8. 77 – Zane Devault, 9. 12 – Nick Roberts

Kistler Racing Products Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 12J – Tyler Moore, 2. 83 – Kyle Sauder, 3. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 4. 11 – Tim Allison, 5. 49 – Shawn Dancer, 6. 22R – Kevin Roberts, Jr., 7. 6S – J.R. Stewart, 8. 8J – Jess Stiger, 9. 7K – Kyle Pitts

Engine Pro Feature (25-Laps): 1. 10 – Mitch Brown, 2. 17H – Hud Horton, 3. 23 – Devon Dobie, 4. 49 – Shawn Dancer, 5. 83 – Kyle Sauder, 6. 6S – J.R. Stewart, 7. 11 – Tim Allison, 8. 28H – Phil Gressman, 9. 12J – Tyler Moore, 10. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 11. 17 – Jared Horstman, 12. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 13. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 14. 8J – Jess Stiger, 15. 77 – Zane DeVault, 16. 12R – Nick Roberts, 17. 22R – Kevin Roberts, Jr, 18. 6 – Max Stambaugh.

 

 

WCS WIN STREAKS CONTINUE FOR HAUDENSCHILD, DROWN & WORKMAN; DUNCAN & SMITH RETURN TO VICTORY LANE

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, August 1, 2015 By Mike Swanger

It was Kid’s Night at Wayne County Speedway with Bounce Houses, Lowe’s Kid’s Clinic, Snow cones and Bike Races with many prizes given away to the youngsters plus Driver Autograph night and Mar’s Trucking $1 Dog night all before the racing action got underway presented by Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic. Jason Dolick would take the lead from his outside pole position of the Fisher Performance Sprint feature for the opening two laps when Mitch Harble would power past. Dolick would bring out the first caution as he spun in turn four on lap five. This would put points leader Brad Haudenschild into second with Danny Mumaw third followed by Jimmy Pooler and Clay Riney who brings out the caution three laps later as he stopped on the track with a flat right rear. With racing back to green, Harble stayed out front with Haudenschild closing in and on lap 15, Haudenschild powered past coming out of turn two and as they went into turns three and four, Harble tried to slide underneath Haudenschild and they touch tires that sent Harble into a spin to bring out the yellow flag. As racing went back to green, Haudenschild and the Kempthorn Auto Mall, Fire & Ice Pub and J&J Racing #38k had clear track with Mumaw, who started 7th, in tow. Thirteenth starting Shawn Hubler was now third with Pooler and 16th starter Jordan Ryan in the top five. The red flag waved with three to go as Bob Lime tumbled in turn three and while the track and safety crew attended to him, Jamie Myers’ car caught fire while stopped, ending his night and a chance at a top five finish. As the race ran off the last three circuits, Haudenschild distanced himself from Mumaw as the Wooster driver chalked up his fifth win of the season with Mumaw collecting his third second place finish. Hubler tied his best finish of third while Ryan took fourth and Pooler finished fifth. Pooler and Haudenschild topped the heats. The Lias Tire Super Late Model feature would start with pole sitter Matt Irey setting the pace for the opening lap but Wooster’s Doug Drown would motor past Irey down the backstretch on the next lap and the only thing that would slow him down was a caution for Nate Potts on the next lap. It was all green after that and the Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection and Wooster Glass #240 of Drown was a rocketship and cruised to his 6th checkered flag of the season. The race for second was a heated one between Irey and Ryan Markham as they were never more than two car lengths apart. As the pair came out of turn four for the white flag, Irey and the lapped car of Ben Mott touched as that allowed Markham to slip by with Irey on his tail and as they came out of turn four for the final time, they made contact that sent Markham into a spin and he never stopped. Irey finished second with Markham third with Brad Malcuit and Mott rounding out the top five. Heat winners were Drown and Markham. Chaz O’Dell would give up his first lap lead to Wooster’s Nick Smith and he would lead the rest of the way for his fifth Aamco Transmission Super Stock win of the season aboard the Hillcrest Trucking, Butcher Block & Deli and Victor Bunt Racing #11. Early lap cautions was the only thing that would slow Smith down. Don Baney looked like he might be able to stay with Smith early but he pulled off with front end problems on lap seven and after that it was a three way battle for second between Jim Nicely, last weeks winner Tyler Thompson and 16th starting Paul Holmes as they kept close tabs on each other before finishing in that order. Cliff Staley worked his way from starting 13th to grab fifth. Smith and Thompson lead the way in the heat races. Starting on the front row of the Harriger Towing Rush Late Model feature, Points leader and heat winner Charlie Duncan and Ryan Markham would go wheel to wheel for the lead with Markham having the upper hand for the 1st half of the race but when they went by the flag stand on lap eleven, Markham’s power plant soured on him and he went pit side at that point and Duncan of Millersburg, would hustle to his third win of the season driving the Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection and Nationwide Vehicle Protection #240. Last weeks winner, Justin Chance would hold off Eric Wilson for second with Jim Nicely grabbing fourth as Hiram Bachmann his season best fifth place finish. Early on in the WQKT Mini Stock main, it was a back and forth battle between points leader Doug Hensel and Michael Workman and on a restart after a lap six caution, Shreve’s Michael Workman edged into the lead and Doug Hensel would try every which way he could to take the lead back but came up short. For Workman and his JD Trucking and S M Motorsports #41w, it was the fourth win in a row. Trae Shoenauer was a close third and first timers Brad Workman and Caleb Spencer filling out the top five. Best in the heat races were Stephen Crowe and Brad Hensel. Logan Duncan of Fredricksburg took the lead from heat winner Nick Large at the halfway mark of the Mini Wedge feature to put the El Campensino Restaurant, Scanlon Enterprises and Green Leaf Restaurant #015 in victory lane for the second week in a row. Large held on to second as Matthew Moore finished third followed by points leader Billy Dawson and Evan Large. Chuck Conway has been close a couple of times this year in the Flat Track Carts and Saturday night the Wooster driver led all the way to score his first win. Driving the Ace Transportation, Guerne Heights Drive Inn and Hudcos #44 was followed by Daniel Burkett, Scott Delaney, Jamie Johnson and Steve Reed. Conway also won the heat race. Drivers were also once again competing for nearly $100,000 of yearly prizes awarded by the Contingency Connection. A big Sprint Car Doubleheader is set for next Saturday night August 8th as not only the Fisher Performance Sprints will be in action but the BOSS Wingless Sprints will be in action. Plus weekend #3 of the Wayne County Speedway/ Attica Raceway Park Late Model Series is on the racing card along with the Aamco Transmission Super Stocks, the WQKT Mini Stocks and the Wedges and Carts. For more information about the track, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, August 1, 2015

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Heat 1 Jimmy Pooler, Clay Riney, Jamie Myers, Danny Mumaw, George Prosser, Troy Kingan, Shawn Hubler, Jeremy Aumend, Jordan Harble Heat 2 Brad Haudenschild, Mitch Harble, Jason Dolick, Shawn Minor, Bob Lime, Gary Edwards, Nick Patterson, Jordan Ryan Feature Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Shawn Hubler, Jordan Ryan, Jimmy Pooler, Mitch Harble, Nick Patterson, Jason Dolick, George Prosser, Troy Kingan, Gary Edwards, Shawn Minor, Jamie Myers, Bob Lime, Jeremy Aumend, Clay Riney, Jordan Harble

LIAS TIRE LATE MODELS Heat 1 Doug Drown, Brad Malcuit, Jerry Aber, Nate Potts, Corey Hornikel, Ricky Holderbaum Heat 2 Ryan Markham, Matt Irey, Ben Mott, Shane Campbell, Randy Davis, Nick Cox Feature Doug Drown, Matt Irey, Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, Ben Mott, Jerry Aber, Corey Hornikel, Ricky Holderbaum, Randy Davis, Nate Potts, Shane Campbell, Nick Cox dns

AAMCO TRANSMISSION SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Nick Smith, Don Baney, Frank Oriti, Jim Nicely, John Sutherland, Tyler Nicely, Cliff Staley, Ryan Leathers, Chris Albright, Todd Gallion Heat 2 Tyler Thompson, Chaz O’Dell, Brandon Craver, Gary Hensel Jr., Dennis Amstutz, Paul Kern, Steve Ott, Paul Holmes, T A Perrine Feature Nick Smith, Jim Nicely, Tyler Thompson, Paul Holmes, Cliff Staley, Brandon Craver, Tyler Nicely, Paul Kern, Steve Ott, Ryan Leathers, Don Baney, T A Perrine, Chris Albright, Dennis Amstutz, Gary Hensel Jr., Frank Oriti, Chaz O’Dell, John Sutherland dns, Todd Gallion dns

HARRIGER TOWING RUSH LATE MODELS Heat 1 Charlie Duncan, Ryan Markham, Jim Nicely, Justin Chance, Breyton Santee, Eric Wilson, Paul Harriger, Hiram Bachmann, Jamie Wrightsman Feature Charlie Duncan, Justin Chance, Eric Wilson, Jim Nicely, Hiram Bachmann, Paul Harriger, Jamie Wrightsman, Breyton Santee, Ryan Markham

WQKT MINI STOCKS Heat 1 Stephen Crowe, Jeff Edwards, Michael Workman, Kevin Markey, Caleb Spencer, Jess Hensel, Mike Barr, Rick Bays, David Keagy dns Heat 2 Brad Hensel, Trae Shoenauer, Brad Workman, Doug Hensel, Wes Staley, Mitch Reichard, Jeff Barker, Neal Wert, Gary Hensel Jr. Feature Michael Workman, Doug Hensel, Trae Shoenauer, Brad Workman, Caleb Spencer, Stephen Crowe, Mitch Reichard, Neal Wert, Jeff Barker, Jess Hensel, Kevin Markey, Wes Staley, Mike Barr, Jeff Edwards, Brad Hensel, Rick Bays, Gary Hensel Jr. dns, David Keagy dns

MINI WEDGES Heat 1 Nick Large, Billy Dawson, Matthew Moore, Logan Duncan, Evan Large, Jolene Voshel, Connor Hess, Caitlin Johnson dns Feature Logan Duncan, Nick Large, Matthew Moore, Billy Dawson, Evan Large, Jolene Voshel, Caitlyn Johnson, Connor Hess

FLAT TRACK CARTS Heat 1 Chuck Conway, Scott Delaney, Steve Reed, Jamie Johnson, Daniel Burkett, Ryan Pearson, Zach Myers, Kyle Ritchie, Noah Wengerd, Dan Delaney, Joe Howard dns Feature Chuck Conway, Daniel Burkett, Scott Delaney, Jamie Johnson, Steve Reed, Ryan Pearson, Kyle Ritchie, Zach Myers, Noah Wengerd, Joe Howard, Dan Delaney

 

 

Nine Lead Changes in Final Five Laps, Otto Sitterly Steals $10,000 in MAVTV Mr. Supermodified Thriller

OSWEGO, NY (August 2, 2015) – In what was arguably the greatest five lap finish in Oswego Speedway’s 65 years, Otto Sitterly, Ray Graham, and Michael Barnes swapped the lead no less than nine times over the course of the final five laps in Saturday night’s $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified, with Sitterly eventually snagging the lead for good just one lap from the finish in front of nationally televised cameras from SPEED SPORT and MAVTV.

An action filled event from the drop of the green flag, Michael Muldoon charged away to the early lead before tangling with a lapped machine on lap 25, collecting fellow front runners Kody Graham and Summer Champion Dave Danzer.

Sitterly started the 75-lap main from the 11th position, passed Jeff Abold for second on lap 40, and then began his assault at the lead on lap 70.

The victory is Sitterly’s third career triumph in the Mr. Novelis Supermodified main, adding to wins in 2006 and 2013. Sitterly now has 36 total Supermodified wins at Oswego, putting him seventh all-time behind only Jim Shampine, Bentley Warren, Ed Bellinger Jr., Joe Gosek, Nolan Swift, and Greg Furlong.

Graham and Barnes were forced to settle for podium finishes with the front three separated by only .757 seconds at race’s end.

“First of all I have to thank every one of the fans that came out tonight and supported this great race,” said Sitterly, in Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane. “I’ve also got to thank Ray Graham and Michael Barnes. It is nice to have us all be able to race together like that. I really can’t explain what happened, but we ended up on top. It’s pretty good.”

Bob Bond and Tim Devendorf charged across the stripe in the top five with Abold, Tim Snyder, Dave Gruel, Pat Lavery, and Stephen Gioia III filling the top ten.

A total of 25 Novelis Supermodifieds took the green flag on Saturday with Muldoon and Snyder leading the field to green.

Muldoon blasted to the point early on in the No. 51, leaving little doubt early as to who the remainder of the field would have to beat for $10,000.

Snyder held tight to second early on, but would eventually push high in turn two, sliding back to the fifth position, allowing Ray Graham, Kody Graham, and Danzer to make their way through.

Eventually the lead group would hit lapped traffic around lap 20, which would see the front four positions tighten up dramatically.

On lap 25, the leaders approached rookie Aric Iosue with Iosue and Muldoon touching wheels sending Muldoon, Kody Graham, and Danzer all into the foam. Muldoon and Danzer would be done for the night, with Graham rejoining at the tail side of the field.

With the leader and defending race winner now out of the action a third of the way through the event, Ray Graham now took the point with Abold restarting in the runner-up position and Sitterly lurking in third, having charged from 11th.

As Graham, Abold, and Sitterly checked away, Barnes began his charge in the No. 68.

After starting 12th, Barnes drove underneath Snyder for fourth on lap 26 and began to reel in the front runners.

By lap 43 Sitterly and Barnes had managed to work by Abold for second and third and just one lap later Kody Graham was again involved in a jingle, this time with Dave Cliff on the back stretch. The caution would result in a red flag refueling period with 31 laps to go.

When the race resumed Ray Graham led Sitterly, Barnes, Abold, Snyder, Devendorf, Lavery, Dave Shullick Jr., Bond, and Gioia.

Again the front three pulled away as green lights came on with Bond now pressing in the No. 47. Bond would drive by Devendorf, Snyder, and Abold in a period of about 15-laps to position himself fourth in the order behind Graham, Sitterly, and Barnes.

By lap 65 it was evident that it was going to be a three horse race to the finish and at lap 70 all hell broke loose.

Sitterly first made the charge on Graham to the outside in turn three, but slipped high giving the low lane to Barnes to steal second.

Barnes wouldn’t stop there.

After diving low on Sitterly in turn four, he then swung high on Graham into turn one to briefly take the lead with three laps to go.

Graham would not be outdone, storming back to the low side off turn two, making a lane for Sitterly to drive back to second.

But Barnes, known for working the high side, charged incredibly hard around both Sitterly and Graham back to the lead into turn three.

Yet again, the outside lane could not take it, as Barnes grabbed the lead he slid high, nearly tagging the outside wall, handing the lead back to Graham and second to Sitterly.

Barnes lost a lot of ground in that great charge for the point, leaving the battle now to Graham and Sitterly over the final circuits.

Sitterly would again muster another charge to the low side in turn three on the next lap, but pushed way high again handing the lead back to Graham.

As the lead duo hit the line with two laps to go Graham still led, but as they hit turn one Sitterly made an uncharacteristic low side move between one and two to surprise Graham off the second corner. Sitterly had to then dart high from there to clear lap traffic, taking the lead for good on the white flag.

Graham and Barnes would then chase Sitterly over the final 5/8 mile, falling just short of a $10,000 pay day in one of the most dramatic finishes in Speedway history.

“That was how you want to race,” said Graham. “We obviously wanted to win this one tonight, but we’ll take second, especially in a great race like that. We just got too tight to be able to hold him off late in the race.”

Barnes, who missed the first two races of the season, found the podium yet again.

“Nobody was fast at the end,” said Barnes. “I don’t know what Hoosier thinks they are giving us, but it is not good. There is no way we should have gotten loose and we did. It was a great finish but we wanted the $10,000.”

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race victories went to Muldoon, Sitterly, and Danzer.

The Radical Race Gear Lap Leader was Ray Graham while Sitterly notched the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger Award with Devendorf claiming the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer prize.

Racing at Oswego Speedway continues on Saturday, August 8 with the 65th Anniversary special featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS with just $5 admission.

Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. on August 8 with front and rear grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Racing will go green at 6:30 p.m.

Kids 16 and under with paid adult and active military with I.D. are free.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, August 1st, 2015

$10,000 to Win Mr. Novelis Supermodified $1,500 to Win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS presented by Davis Bros. Inc.

BOX SCORE:

Mr. Novelis Supermodified (75-laps): 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 2. 91 - Ray Graham, 3. 68 - Michael Barnes, 4. 47 - Bob Bond, 5. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 6. 05 - Jeff Abold, 7. 0 - Tim Snyder, 8. 50 - Dave Gruel, 9. 22 - Pat Lavery, 10. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 11. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 12. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr, 13. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 14. 06 - Dave Cliff, 15. 21 - Kody Graham, 16. 24 - Jerry Curran, 17. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 18. 52 - Dave Danzer, 19. 11 - Aric Iosue, 20. 79 - Brian Sobus, 21. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 22. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 23. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 24. 00 - Joe Gosek, 25. 01 - Dan Connors

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #7 - Otto Sitterly

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #5 - Tim Devendorf

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #91 - Ray Graham

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 91 - Ray Graham, 3. 47 - Bob Bond, 4. 22 - Pat Lavery, 5. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 6. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 7. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr, 8. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 9. 01 - Dan Connors

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 2. 0 - Tim Snyder, 3. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 4. 50 - Dave Gruel, 5. 06 - Dave Cliff, 6. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 7. 11 - Aric Iosue

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 52 - Dave Danzer, 2. 05 - Jeff Abold, 3. 21 - Kody Graham, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 24 - Jerry Curran, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 7. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 8. 00 - Joe Gosek

 

 

Tyler Gunn gives mom best birthday present - his first 410 sprint win!

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Tyler Gunn gave his mom a great birthday present Saturday – his first career 410 sprint car feature win.

Gunn, from Napoleon, Ohio, would lead all 30 laps to score the win in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints at Fremont Speedway. It wasn’t easy for the 19-year-old rookie. Fellow rookie T.J. Michael actually had passed Gunn for the lead on lap three but a caution put Gunn back to the point. Then, he would jump the cushion in turn four with three laps to go and made heavy contact with the front stretch wall but was able to continue and drove to the victory on Kistler Engines Night.

“I was driving it hard and I knew Dean Jacobs and T.J. Michael was behind me and them are good guys too…I just wanted to sit here on the front stretch. This is amazing. I want to thank Rich Farmer for letting me use his car. We finally have a straight race car. And all the guys on my crew. It sucks my dad’s not here tonight because he had knee surgery yesterday. This is for him and my mom…it’s her birthday today and I’m glad she can enjoy it in victory lane here with me,” said Gunn beside his Gunn’s Auto Service, Gressman Powersports, Moore’s Plumbing, World Class Collision, Henry County Chamber of Commerce, A.J. Hillis, Napoleon Physical Therapy, Premier Patching, American Freedom Sales backed #68G.

Byron Reed would finish third and increase his lead in the $10,000 to win Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service. Only two races – next Friday at Attica Raceway Park and Saturday at Fremont Speedway - remain in battle for the Kistler Cup as Reed looks to become the series first three time champion.

Delta, Ohio’s Ky Harper took the lead from Chester Fitch on lap five and drove away to his second win of the season in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models.

“They are all about even and everybody is fast and I’m just out here to have fun. My buddy Tyler Gunn won the 410 feature and I said it would be pretty cool if we both won tonight. I have to thank my parents, my wife’s uncle Scotty for buying the car and letting me drive it. And Tiffin Paint and Body and Central Collision and everyone that works hard on it and my grandpa and grandma and my wife and son and my brother,” said Harper in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Bobby Clark would drive into the lead from his third starting position on the opening lap and never looked back as he recorded his fifth win of the year in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints at Fremont. It was a sweep of the weekend for the Fremont, Ohio driver as he won Friday at Attica. He has eight total wins in 2015 and now has 34 career wins at Fremont to tie Al Franks for 11th on the track’s all-time win list.

“I was good early but later I knew I was getting slower and worse at the end. Lapped traffic was terrible…I was ready to start pushing people. Every time I moved up I couldn’t gain much ground. I knew before the race started it would probably be those two (Jamie Miller and Paul Weaver) up top. But, I didn’t see anybody so I really didn’t have to changed anything,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence, Nagy Equipment, Big D’s Pizza, Kear’s Speed Shop, B&L Plumbing and Heating, Miller Rigging, Shelluke’s Bar, Willey’s Towing, Kistler Engines, Schiets Motorsports backed machine.

Clark heads into the final weekend of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Series Presented by Engine Pro with all the momentum.

“We hope to just be consistent next weekend. We’re running good right now and if we can just stay out of trouble we’ll be in good shape. I’m glad to get a win on Kistler Engines Night. We appreciate everything Paul does for us,” added Clark.

Fremont’s Matt Foos took the lead from Steve Endicott on lap three and survived numerous cautions to score his second win of the season in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks. It was his fifth overall win of 2015 (he has three at Attica) and was his fourth career win at Fremont. The victory was special as well for Foos as his dad, Dave, is the crew chief for Bobby Clark.

“That first caution (on the start of the race) we took the green and I don’t know if a chunk of mud came up and took the belt off but I lost power steering about five laps in and oh my God. This is pretty awesome. My dad swept the weekend and we swept the weekend,” said Foos beside his Fremont Fence, Automatic Fire Protection, M&L Excavating, Pit Stop Convenience Stores, CA Kustoms, D&R Transmissions, Level Performance backed #2.

Gunn and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature with Gunn gaining the advantage over T.J. Michael, Brubaker, Gary Taylor, Craig Mintz, Caleb Griffith, Byron Reed and Brian Smith. Gunn and Michael would battle for the lead with Michael actually pulling in front down the back stretch on lap three, but a caution for a Cap Henry would negate the move.

On the restart Gunn would pull away from Michael with Brubaker, Mintz, Taylor and Griffith giving chase. Gunn would hit lapped traffic by the ninth circuit but Michael could not close with Brubaker, Mintz, Griffith, Reed, Smith and Dean Jacobs in tow.

With 13 laps scored Mintz would drive by Brubaker into third. The fight for third would heat up by the half way point between Mintz, Reed and Brubaker as Gunn and Michael had pulled away. The caution would fly for a stalled Todd Heller with 15 laps to go.

With a clear track Gunn would pull away from Michael as the battle for third resumed between Mintz, Reed and Brubaker with Jacobs joining the fun a lap later. On lap 18 Jacobs would catch a rut in turn two and bounce into Brubaker sending him flipping into the soft walls in turn two. Brubaker was unhurt but his night was over.

When the green flew so did Gunn, pulling away from Michael again with Jacobs taking third over Mintz and Reed. Jacobs began closing on Michael when the caution flew for a stalled Nate Dussel with eight laps to go. Gunn showed no signs of nerves on the restart as he again pulled away from a great battle for second involving Michael, Jacobs and Reed.

On lap 24 Jacobs would bobble in turn two and a closing Chris Andrews and Reed would get by. With five laps to go Gunn had a commanding lead over Michael, Andrews, Reed and Mintz. Gunn would avoid disaster with three to go as he jumped the cushion in turn four and made heavy contact with the front stretch wall. He was able to drive away as Michael and now Reed tried to make up ground.

Gunn would drive to the win over Michael, Reed, Andrews and Mintz.

In the 15 lap late model feature Dale Cole and Tim Sabo brought the field to green but it was third place starter and last week’s winner Chester Fitch taking the lead over fourth starter Harper, Tim Sabo, Cole and Jamie Miller. Sabo and Miller would make contact on the front stretch on lap two, with Miller ending up on the wrecker.

Following the only caution of the race, the battle for the lead would heat up between Fitch and Harper with Cole, Tim Sabo, Brandon Perkins, Dustin Keegan in tow. Harper would drive into the lead on lap five and slowly began to pull away.

While Harper and Fitch pulled away the race for third heated up between Cole, Perkins and Tim Sabo. Perkins would take the spot on lap seven.

Harper drove to the victory over Fitch, Perkins, Cole and Tim Sabo.

Jamie Miller and Dan Hennig brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature but it was third place starter Clark who blasted into the lead over Miller, fifth starter Trey Jacobs, Hennig, Paul Weaver and Kyle Capodice.

Clark would pull away while Miller and Jacobs were locked in a tremendous battle for second and behind them Capodice and Weaver racing hard for fourth. Clark would drive into heavy lapped traffic by lap seven with Jacobs and Miller closing.

As Clark struggled in traffic, Jacobs and Miller continued their entertaining battle for the runner-up spot. Miller would hold the spot from lap 11 through lap 22 but neither could catch Clark.

As Clark took the white flag, Jacobs was comfortably in second with Miller and Weaver battling for third. Clark would drive to the checkered for the non-stop feature over Jacobs for his best career finish, Weaver, Miller and Capodice.

Brian Melnek and Gene Potridge brought the field to green for the 20-lap dirt truck feature. However, a multi-truck crash on the opening lap brought about another start. After a lap was completed another multi-truck crash slowed the race with Dustin Keegan leading Foos, Potridge, Cory McCaughey, Steve Endicott, Melnek and Kent Brewer.

Foos would drive into the lead on lap three with Keegan, McCaughey, Potridge, Endicott and Brewer waging a tremendous battle for third. Foos would continue to lead as Keegan, Endicott and McCaughey battled for second.

The caution would fly on lap nine for Brad Stuckey with Foos leading Endicott, Keegan, McCaughey and Brewer. The caution would fly on the restart as Melnek spun. When the green flew again Foos led Endicott, Keegan, Brewer and McCaughey. Brewer took third on lap 12 with McCaughey moving into fourth a lap later.

The final caution would fly on lap 18 for Brad Mitten. Foos would hold off Endicott the final two laps for the win with Brewer, McCaughey and Keith Sorg rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Aug. 8 on Miller Rigging Night. A Classic Car meet will be held from 2-4 p.m. by the secretary’s office with prizes being awarded. It will be the championship night for the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series and JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series. The dirt trucks and late models will also be in action.

Fremont Speedway - 8/1/2015

Kistler Engine Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (20 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. 19C-Chris Andrews, 12.347; 2. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.553; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 12.556; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.646; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.677; 6. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.686; 7. 8M-Tj Michael, 12.791; 8. 2+-Brian Smith, 12.829; 9. 53-Cap Henry, 12.898; 10. 5-Byron Reed, 12.922; 11. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.940; 12. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.945; 13. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.036; 14. 3T-Tony Beaber, 13.306; 15. 27-Beau Stewart, 13.324; 16. 73-Joe Armbruster, 13.586; 17. 45T-Bob Tucker, 13.695; 18. 96AU-Bruce White, 13.825; 19. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.910; 20. 50B-Mike Burns, 14.143

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

1. 40DD-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 3. 8M-Tj Michael[4] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[7] ; 6. 19C-Chris Andrews[6] ; 7. 73-Joe Armbruster[1]

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

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[6] ; 3. 3T-Tony Beaber[2] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[4] ; 5. 14H-Todd Heller[3] ; 6. 45T-Bob Tucker[1] ; 7. 50B-Mike Burns[7]

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

1. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6] ; 5. 27-Beau Stewart[2] ; 6. 96AU-Bruce White[1]

Dash - Borer Glass & Mirror (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 3. 8M-Tj Michael[1] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[5] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 6. O9-Craig Mintz[6]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1]; 2. 8M-Tj Michael[3]; 3. 5-Byron Reed[9]; 4. 19C-Chris Andrews[11]; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[6]; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[10]; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[5]; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[7]; 9. 83M-Broc Martin[19]; 10. 53-Cap Henry[8]; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor[4]; 12. 27-Beau Stewart[15]; 13. 73-Joe Armbruster[16]; 14. 3T-Tony Beaber[14]; 15. 50B-Mike Burns[20]; 16. 40DD-Nate Dussel[13]; 17. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2]; 18. 45T-Bob Tucker[17]; 19. 14H-Todd Heller[12]; 20. 96AU-Bruce White[18]

Hard Charger: 83M-Broc Martin[+10]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (27 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 39-Jamie Miller[9] ; 2. 22M-Dain Naida[6] ; 3. 32H-Dan Hennig[1] ; 4. 18N-Frank Neill[5] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 7. 27-Cody Gallogly[3] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 9. 19R-Steve Rando[4]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[9] ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 9. 44-Kyle Farmer[7]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1X-Dustin Dinan[5] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 4. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 5. 7-Thomas Schinderle[7] ; 6. 77X-Alex Hill[8] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[9] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 9. 37-Austin Ream[4]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 2. 77X-Alex Hill[3] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 5. 27-Cody Gallogly[4] ; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup[-] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[6] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 9. 37-Austin Ream[12] ; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 11. 44-Kyle Farmer[11]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby Clark[3]; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5]; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[7]; 4. 39-Jamie Miller[1]; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[13]; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[9]; 7. 22M-Dain Naida[4]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill[17]; 9. 18N-Frank Neill[6]; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson[16]; 11. 99-Alvin Roepke[19]; 12. 32H-Dan Hennig[2]; 13. 1X-Dustin Dinan[12]; 14. 10-Josh Harrison[11]; 15. 7-Thomas Schinderle[15]; 16. 11G-Luke Griffith[14]; 17. 27-Cody Gallogly[18]; 18. 25-Jason Keckler[8]; 19. 7M-Brandon Moore[20]; 20. 77I-John Ivy[10]

Hard Charger: 77X-Alex Hill[+9]

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park August 1, 2015 RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (22 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] 2. 23S-Kyle Simon[4] 3. 9N-Luke Hall[7] 4. 21-Travis Hery[6] 5. 2K-Kevin Klatte[3] 6. 24L-Lee Underwood[5] 7. 17-Kevin Myers[2] 8. 37-Noah Dunlap[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 5A-Toby Alfrey[1] 2. 37D-Mike Dunlap[5] 3. 18SR-Bob Distel[2] 4. 63D-Jim Dues[4] 5. 24P-Rod Henning[7] 6. 32M-Derek Hastings[3] 7. 96-Riley VanHise[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 16-Dallas Hewitt[1] 2. 24-Landon Simon[5] 3. 31-Tom Rhodes[2] 4. 2M-Logan Hupp[4] 5. 74-Drew Rader[3] 6. 87-Paul Dues[6] 7. C17-Corey Miles[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 24-Landon Simon[1] 2. 37D-Mike Dunlap[2] 3. 16-Dallas Hewitt[4] 4. 9N-Luke Hall[7] 5. 2M-Logan Hupp[12] 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] 7. 21-Travis Hery[10] 8. 63D-Jim Dues[11] 9. 24P-Rod Henning[14] 10. 24L-Lee Underwood[16] 11. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[6] 12. 5A-Toby Alfrey[5] 13. 74-Drew Rader[15] 14. 32M-Derek Hastings[17] 15. 18SR-Bob Distel[8] 16. 37-Noah Dunlap[22] 17. 31-Tom Rhodes[9] 18. 96-Riley VanHise[20] 19. 87-Paul Dues[18] 20. 17-Kevin Myers[19] 21. C17-Corey Miles[21] 22. 2K-Kevin Klatte[13] Hard Charger: 2M-Logan Hupp[+7]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (19 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 66-Chase Dunham[7] 2. 12-Jake Hesson[3] 3. 22-Gunnar Lucius[5] 4. 11-Corey Bedwell[10] 5. 50-Craig Stower[4] 6. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[6] 7. 44-Ron Coleman[2] 8. 14-Gary Campbell[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[2] 2. 65-Chris Bounds[3] 3. 42-Ty Tilton[4] 4. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[6] 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[8] 6. 81H-Anthony Haas[9] 7. 4X-Bradley Ashford[1] 8. 10-Allen Poe[5] 9. 17-Darin Collins[7]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[5] 2. 42-Ty Tilton[1] 3. 66-Chase Dunham[6] 4. 12-Jake Hesson[4] 5. 22-Gunnar Lucius[2] 6. 65-Chris Bounds[3] 7. 11-Corey Bedwell[7] 8. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[8] 9. 81H-Anthony Haas[12] 10. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[11] 11. 50-Craig Stower[9] 12. 4X-Bradley Ashford[14] 13. 10-Allen Poe[16] 14. 21B-Ryan Barr[10] 15. 17-Darin Collins[17] 16. 44-Ron Coleman[13] 17. 14-Gary Campbell[15] 18. 28j-Jody Martin[18] Hard Charger: 28H-Rod Henning[+4]

 

 

Smith, Parker & Vela Win at Skagit Speedway

8/1/15

Alger, WA – The Rolling Thunder Big Rigs brought the thunder to Skagit Speedway on Saturday night along with a huge crowd. As the dust settled on the evening’s racing, Dustin Smith, Steve Parker and Freddie Vela stood triumphant in victory lane.

In the first main event of the evening, Steve Parker was absolutely dominant in the Sportsman Sprint division, taking the lead on lap two from Paul Burdick and racing away to a comfortable win. The win was his second of the season. Lance Sargent came forward to finish second and extended his point lead with Burdick taking third. Kevin Kirkpatrick set quick time. Joe Lyon, Sean Johnson and Kelsey Carpenter won the heats.

The Outlaw Tuner main event was second on the program, and Freddie Vela was dominant in the feature, turning the fastest tuner lap recorded at Skagit Speedway on his way to the win. On lap 10, Vela made a 17.596 second lap, the fastest on record in the 11 seasons of the division. Travis Meins was second and Matt Powers came from ninth to third. Vela and Howard Vos won the heats.

The Rolling Thunder Big Rigs ran last and thrilled the crowd with their close, side by side racing. Dustin Smith passed Leo Norris with two laps to go to win the 20 lap feature. Josh Zahn made a late race charge to take second with Norris taking third. Norris and Smith were the heat race winners.

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time - Kevin Kirkpatrick 12.835 Heat 1 – Joe Lyon, Paul Burdick, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Greg Otis, Brett McGhie, Kyle Secord, Ben Gunderson Heat 2 – Sean Johnson, Lance Sargent, James Bundy, Steve Parker, Roger Oudman, Julian Fuentes Heat 3 – Kelsey Carpenter, Bert Johnson Jr, Michael Hodel, Lee Hornbeck, Jason Bloodgood, Clayton Sibley Main – Steve Parker, Sargent, Burdick, Hornbeck, Kirkpatrick, Otis, Lyon, Hodel, Bundy, Bloodgood, S Johnson, Carpenter, McGhie, Oudman, Gunderson, Sibley, Secord, Fuentes, B Johnson Jr Lap Leaders – Burdick 1 Parker 2-25

Rolling Thunder Big Rigs Heat 1 – Leo Norris, John Nelson, Josh Zahn, Tammy Rodstrom Heat 2 – Dustin Smith, Scott Zahn, Mickey Iverson, Brian Wilson, Mike Gibbons Main – Dustin Smith, J Zahn, Norris, Gibbons, Iverson, Wilson, Rodstrom, Nelson, S Zahn Lap Leaders – Norris 1- Nelsen 6-13 Smith 14-16 Norris 17-18 Smith 19-20

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Freddie Vela, Travis Meins, Jon Gunderson, Dan Butenschoen Heat 2 – Howard Vos, Dalton Taylor, Terra Arnett, Clint Meins Main – Freddie Vela, T Meins, Matt Powers, Gunderson, Butenschoen, Arnett, Vos, C Meins, Taylor Lap Leaders – Vela 1-17

 

 

Turner's Tea Chugs for Bowser & Fosnaught; Williamson & Ferree victorious as well

Sarver, PA (July 31, 2015) The Heroes of Fab4 Fueled by Turners returned to Lernerville Speedway Friday night underneath beautifull, sunny skies which gave way to a full moon after sunset. But despite its presence, the action on the track went smoothly as Mat Williamson, Carl Bowser and Alex Ferree each tacked on another victory to their 2015 win totals while Defending Sportsman Champion Jim Fosnaught took his first checkered flag of the campaign in dramatic fashion following a thrilling duel with Bud Points leader Corey McPherson and All Time division wins leader Joe Kelley.

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds

Mat Williamson had victory snatched from him last week at the Modified Mania special event by Rex King Jr. who took home the win in a fantastic finish. This week, the racing gods smiled upon Williamson as lady luck went his way during his fourth victory of the season. However, Williamson put himself in position to be the benefactor.

Rex King Sr. and Garrett Krummert made up the front row of the main event and it was Krummert who took the early lead going to the outside of King Sr. on lap one. Behind him, Rex King Jr., Steve Feder and Rodney Beltz were all set to chase Krummert down forming a pack behind the leaders, but the chase was futile as Krummert stretched out to a three plus second advantage. Krummert used the high side to set the blistering pace of the initial stages of the race which would see him also maneuver through lapped traffic with ease.

Meanwhile, Williamson would start to close in on fourth running Kevin Bolland. The two drivers then engaged in a tight battle for the position which Bolland would yield to Williamson on lap nine. As the race wound down, and with no caution flags in sight, it appeared that Krummert was well on his way to his second victory of the season. Williamson then managed to get around King Sr. on lap 17 to take the second spot but was still a good length behind Krummert with precious few laps remaining.

Krummert looked to be in strict command, until his drive shaft failed him on lap 20, giving the lead to Williamson who would not relinquish it the rest of the way en route to the victory. Jeremiah Shingledecker finished an amazing charge to the front for a second place finish from his 11th starting spot. But the night belonged to Williamson who worked forward from his tenth spot at the drop of the green flag, to enable him to take advantage of Krummert's heartbreak.

"I've lost races like that," Williamson said referring to Krummert's misfortune. "You never want to see that happen to anybody, but when you can win them like this, they still count. We had a phenomenal race car tonight and we're on a bit of a roll here so we just want to keep it going into August."

All Time division wins leader Brian Swartzlander fought mechanical issues all night and ran only a few laps of the feature after nearly missing the green flag due to engine issues.

Top 10:

1. Mat Williamson

2. Jeremiah Shingledecker

3. Rex King Jr.

4. Rex King Sr.

5. Steve Feder

6. Dave Murdick

7. Kevin Bolland

8. Tom Winkle

9. Mike Turner

10. Rick Regalski

Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints

Carl Bowser had the car and the starting spot to beat Friday night in Peoples TWP Sprint action; earning his fourth victory of the season in a race that saw him lead from green to checkered flag.

Bowser took to the early lead from the pole with AJ Flick and Jack Sodeman Jr. firmly behind him in the early going. Sodeman then managed to get around Flick for second on lap three. Behind them, a strong running Brandon Matus, who'd looked particularly strong in his heat race effort, began making a run towards the front from his seventh starting position. But as the pack behind him began their chase, Bowser had checked out to a commanding lead as he encountered lapped traffic and dispatched it with ease, racing to clean air as quickly as possible. Sodeman had begun to shave some tenth's off Bowser's lead when a spinning Eric L. Williams in turn two managed to keep his car on the track, but right in the way of Sodeman. The caution flag stayed in the flag stand for the time being and Sodeman's charge took a step back.

The caution flag would wave on lap 12, and on the ensuing restart, Sodeman hit a wicked slidejob but, Bowser was too strong and crossed back under Sodeman down the front stretch as he faced one final swarm of lapped traffic at the lap 18 mark. Bowser would then survive one final caution and restart when Mike Miller spun in turn four, taking away a Brandon Matus pass of Sodeman for the second spot.

On the final restart, Sodeman went directly to the bottom to find any grip he could but he came up short on his bid to snatch the win from Bowser.

"This one's a credit to the crew. They did a phenomenal job tonight," Bowser said in victory lane. "I saw Jack a few times on the restarts and I knew he'd be tough and I knew he'd probably be on the bottom but I could roll the top pretty nicely so I just put it up there."

Top 10:

1. Carl Bowser

2. Jack Sodeman Jr.

3. Brandon Matus

4. Brent Matus

5. AJ Flick

6. Eric Williams

7. Ralph Spithaler

8. Dan Shetler

9. Scott Priester

10. Dan Kuriger

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models

There's only one way to forget a bad week at the office; have a great one then following week. Alex Ferree did just that and a little more Friday night in taking his third victory of the season.

Chuck Sarver got out to the early lead as Kenny Schaltenbrand, Michael Norris and Ferree formed a formidable chase pack behind him. Ferree made his way around Sarver on lap five as would Schaltenbrand, but Ferree then proceeded to stretch out a sizeable advantage in the early part of the race. Behind him, Norris and Schaltenbrand would partake in a hard fought battle for the second spot that continued for the majority of the 25-lap feature. Schaltenbrand would work the very bottom of the surface while Norris kept his brand new Rocket Chassis towards the cushion and both of them were within a tenth of a second of each other lap after lap. Meanwhile, Jared Miley and Matt Lux began making charges towards the top five.

The only thing left in Ferree's way was a small amount of lapped traffic which barely seemed to faze him over the closing laps as Norris would finally win the battle for second and Schaltenbrand would round out the podium.

Ferree's third victory of the season came with a $1,000 bonus courtesy of ERacers Go Kart Park, and in victory lane, Ferree explained what a difference a week can make.

"We definitely got lucky tonight, Jared's been fast all year and Kenny was really good in the beginning, but there's a lot of fast guys here and to beat those guys on a night like tonight was fun," Ferree remarked. "The track was interesting but a lot of fun and a lot of good racing out there tonight. I was a little hot under the collar last time out, and you've got to stay cool and collected and I got a little mad and I drove like it. But when you hone down and keep your cool and drive the way you need to drive you can be fast."

Top 10:

1. Alex Feree

2. Michael Norris

3. Kenny Schaltenbrand

4. Jared Miley

5. Matt Lux

6. Gary Lyle

7. Chuck Sarver

8. Andrew Wylie

9. Tommy Beck

10. Dan Swartzlander

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman

Jim Fosnaught had yet to taste victory lane in 2015 after several near misses and heartbreaking endings. But on this night he ran down Bud Points leader Cory McPherson like a man on a mission en route to pay dirt.

Brett McDonald and Terry Young made up the front row of the 20-lap feature event, but were passed from the outset by one Joe Kelley. Behind him, Cory McPherson began to make his move to the front and the two engaged in a battle for the lead that would see McPherson up high and Kelley in his normal position at the bottom of the surface.

The caution flag came out on lap six when Noah Brunell spun in turn four. On the ensuing restart, McPherson appeared to take the lead on the high side, but Kelley drew even in turns three & four and the two drivers found themselves in a stalemate for the majority of the race; taking turns in the lead at the flag stand. Fosnaught then went to the bottom and found some bite as McPherson slowed slightly after some brushes with the cushion. McPherson appeared to be losing just enough traction and momentum off the top as the race wore on, to allow Fosnaught to creep closer lap by lap as he made his way around Kelley with six laps to go.

Fosnaught then took the lead for good on lap 17 after a door handle to door handle battle with McPherson and in an odd twist, McPherson jumped the cushion in turn four on the final lap as he spun near the pit exit causing him to come home with a 16th place finish instead of on the podium.

"It took us all year to figure out that we had some issues; brake issues, carb issues, and we've been chasing some setup issues too," Fosnaught said. "The track was slick tonight, but every week it's been different and I thought Corey had me there for a minute when he was up top but it must have went away on him."

Top 10:

1. Jim Fosnaught

2. Joe Kelley

3. Mark Sanders

4. Joey Zambotti

5. Wayne Carbo

6. Paul Schreckengost

7. Brett McDonald

8. Brandon Wearing

9. Terry Young

10. Jeff Miller

 

 

Priester Completes Car at the Track, Wins Feature Event at mercer Raceway Park Hobaugh, Riggs, Bish, Marcucci, and McConnell Also Score

Mercer, PA (August 1, 2015): Just a week after destroying Martha Dionise's 410 Sprint Car in a heat race at Mercer Raceway Park, Scott Priester and the rest of the crew finished assembling a replacement in the pit area, and he drove it to victory later in the evening.

George Hobaugh continued his hot streak, earning his third feature win of the weekend in his Outlaw Sprint Warrior presented by Bonnell's Rod Shop. Lonny Riggs captured a thriller in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified feature event after a ding dong battle with Kyle Fink. Curtis J. Bish topped the Precise Racing Products Stock Car go. Mark Marcucci claimed the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lite feature, and Mike McConnell paced the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks.

"I just had a feeling we were going to be fast," said a tired but happy Scott Priester. He met his crew early at the track, so they could put the finishing touches on the car. "We were picking up a tiny bit each week, but we only ran 100 feet of a heat race last week, but we were going better the week before that," he explained. Last week, was when Priester tore the Dionise car apart by striking the inside guard rail entering the first corner. Using a borrowed chassis, the team put this mount together, and Priester admitted that he was "pretty comfortable" by feature time. And, boy, it showed.

He shot out to the lead from the pole position in the 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels 410 Sprint Cars. He stayed out front, way out front, for the first 18 laps. Over that long run of green flag racing, Priester developed a five second lead. However, a caution wiped it away, allowing youg Michael Bauer to close to his rear nerf bar. Bauer could not get a run on the veteran Priester on the restart, but he got another shot with just one lap to go. Once again, Priester balsted out to the lead, and Bauer was left to fight off Brent Matus for the third position.

Behind the leaders, there was plenty of action. Brandon Matus and Jack Sodeman, Jr. raced up through the field. They started in eleventh and twelfth, respectively. They displaced Dan Shetler and Adam Kekich in the running order just about halfway through the contest. Sodeman and Matus carried their battle all the way to the checkers, with Sodeman barely edging the fourth generation driver by .006 seconds for the fourth spot.

Shetler held on for sixth. Eric Williams strugged in his second appearance for Jim Chappel, getting seventh. Kekich was next. A.J. Flick and Mike Miller was tenth.

Sodeman and Brandon Matus topped their respective heat races. There was no B Main.

"It's been a good couple of days for us," George Hobaugh said modestly. He racked up this third win in less than 24 hours aboard the Lockhart Motorsports Outlaw Sprint Warrior. To do it, he chased down Greg Dobrosky, who had a nose wing failure. Hobaugh was so focused on driving, that he was oblivious to his rival's problem. "I don't know what happened to him there, he was slowing down a little bit, but I think we just took advantage of having a little better line," he added.

Greg Dobrosky and Darren Pifer paced the field for the start of the Outlaw Sprint Warrior feature event, offered by Bonnell's Rod Shop. Dobrosky held control through a caution and a red flag, the latter due to a flip by Mike MIller in turn one. Miller was unhurt, but he was unable to continue. When racing resumed, Dobrosky took control. His time out front was limited by a collapsed nose wing. That loosened up his machine and it allowed George Hobaugh to take the lead away on lap 17. Cody Bova also passed Dobrosky in the waning laps.

Trailing Hobaugh, Bova, and Dobrosky were Darren Pifer and Evan Kornbau. Andy Priest took sixth in his first start in the Cal Hull number 41. C.J. Jones was seventh, ahead of Mike Marano, II, Darren Gallagher, and Joe McEwen.

The heat winners were Hobaugh and Priest. There was no B Main.

In the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Lonny Riggs jumped out front, but Kyle Fink reeled him in. Fink took the lead away on lap six. Immediately thereafter, Riggs fought back, and the two waged a side by side duel for several laps. Remarkably, Riggs was able to recover from interference by a lapped car on two occasions. The next time the leaders encountered lapped traffic though, Riggs found his way to the inside line and he was able to pass both the lapped car and the leader! Jimmy Holden followed him into second, and now the question was whether Holden could sneak past for the win.

However, Riggs was up to the task. Riggs, Holden, Fink, Kyle Holden, and J.R. McGinley completed the top five. Next to cross were Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Tommy Kristyak, Brian Schaffer, Rich Whitney, and Jeff Schaffer, Jr.

The pair of preliminaries went to Fink and Kristyak. There was no B Main.

Gary Miller, Jr. and William Hurrelbrink ran out front early in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. But, it was Curtis J. Bish who took command and led the racers to the finish. Ryan Moyer moved through the pack to take second. Hurrelbrink captured the third spot. Garrett Calvert and Curt Bish were next. Then came Tim Burns, Miller, Andy Thompson, Dennis Clark, and Charlie Baptiste. Burns, and Curtis J. Bish took the qualifiers. There was no B Main.

Mark Marcucci came on strong in the late stages of the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lite feature event. He defeated Jacob Bova, Chris Logan, Shane Webb, Bill Stivason, and Dusty Frantz. Bova prevailed in the heat. There was no B Main.

Former track champion Mike McConnell raced to victory in the Mini Stock race sponsored by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Finishing second was his teammate, Michael Thompson, who has been almost unbeatable since strapping into one of these potent little cars. Steve Longwell, Jr. was third. Shane Shhok was the apprarent fourth place runner, but he failed a post-race tech inspection. That moved Steve Longwell, Sr. and Ed Haylett into the top five. Rudy Troples, Todd Kougher, Todd Hanlon, and Isaac Paden were the remaining finishers. Todd Gabriel and Thompson copped their heats. There was no B Main.

Next up will be the Second Annual Putsy Kekich Memorial for the 410 Sprint Cars. Adam, his grandson, won the first stanza last year, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. You won't want to miss this one.

4 Your Car Connection/World of Wheels 410 SPrint Cars: Scott Priester, Michael Bauer, Brent Matus, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Brandin Matus, Dan Shetler, Eric Williams, Adam Kekich, A.J. Flick Mike Miller, Gale Ruth, Jr., John McCracken, Jr., Dennis Wagner, Paul Kish, Davey Jones.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: George Hobaugh, Cody Bova, Greg Dobrosky, Darren Pifer, Evan Kornbau, Andy Priest, C.J. Jones, Mike Marano, II, Darren Gallagher, Joe McEwen, George Englert, Gary Kriess, Alex Paden, Kotie Kirkbride, Andy Feil, Mike Miller, Tim Callahan (DNS).

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Lonny Riggs, Jimmy Holden, Kyle Fink, Kyle Holden, J.R. McGinley, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Tommy Kristyak, Brian Schaffer, Rich Whitney, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Jerry Schaffer, Kevin Green, William Schaffer, Shayne Izzo.

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Curtis J. Bish, Ryan Moyer, William Hurrelbrink, Garrett Calvert, Curt Bish, Tim Burns, Gary Miller, Jr., Andy Thompson, Dennis Clark, Charlie Baptiste, Bob Schwartzmiller. Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Mark Marcucci, Jacob Bova, Chris Logan, Shane Webb, Bill Stivason, Dusty Frantz.

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Mike McConnell, Michael Thompson, Steve Longwell, Jr., Steve Longwell, Sr., Ed Haylett, Rudy Troples, Todd Kougher, Todd Hanlon, Isaac PadenTodd Gabriel (DQ), Shane Shook (DQ), Karlee Longwell (DNS).

 

 

Koen Shaw Wins First Career Sprint Car Main
By: Troy Hennig
(Chico, CA 7-31-15)…He wasn’t even supposed to be here. Fresno’s Koen Shaw was given an ultimatum by his girlfriend; either go on a date to a drive in movie theater on Friday night with her or go race with his family in Chico. She left it up to Shaw.
Twenty-four hours later Shaw pulled into victory lane for the first time in his sprint car career. He held off two of the greatest Chico drivers of all-time in Chico’s Jonathan Allard and Roseville’s Sean Becker. As Shaw climbed from the family owned #88k once he was in victory lane he was immediately was tackled on the front stretch by his younger brother Kyler, fellow competitor Justin Sanders and Shaw’s father. “She is happy for me but sad she couldn’t be here in person,” said Shaw. “But I am making up for it because Monday we are going to see a Dodgers game. I think that’s a fair trade to let me race tonight.”
Shaw became the fifth first time winner at Silver Dollar Speedway in 2015. The other four first timers include Colby Copeland, Tanner Thorson, Seth Bergman and Craig Stidham.
A healthy field of 24 sprint cars lined the pit are for a non-point winged 360 show. Auburn’s Andy Forsberg was the last car to qualify and turned the fastest lap of the night at 12.533. Heat race wins were won by Jonathan Allard, Stephen Ingraham and Korey Lovell. With the high car count, a B main event was needed. Chico’s Brad Bumgarner led all the laps to win the B main. He was followed Cody Lamar, Jim Richardson, D.J. Freitas and Eddy Lewis.
Starting outside the front row, Shaw beat Lovell into turn one and took the lead. The track was narrow and fast. Passing was going to be tough tonight. To Shaw’s credit he was in the right spot at the right times. Shaw navigated a few back markers until a yellow was needed on lap seven when Andy Forsberg got connected to Eddy Lewis’ back bumper. The two stopped and Forsberg went to the pits and was done for the night. Allard was able to get around Lovell and mount a serious charge on Shaw for the lead. Shaw continued to benefit from yellow flags. This allowed him to not have to deal with lapped traffic. Yet, Shaw still had to fend off the fastest driver this season, Allard, for the remainder of the event. With two laps to go, Jim Richardson and Michael Ing spun in turn two. This stoppage played in Allard’s favor because at that time, Shaw had built up a big lead. Allard had one last attempt to pass Shaw. On consecutive laps Allard dove to the bottom and tried to slide up in front of Shaw. Allard was never able to fully clear Shaw and had to let off the accelerator. Shaw powered down the back stretch for the final time and cruised around turn three and four seeing the checkered flag waiving in the air. At 23-years-old, he had accomplished a life-long dream. He was the first sprint car driver to the checkered flag during a main event. Allard came home second. Becker finished third. Kirt Organ was impressive all night and finished a solid fourth. Lovell did a nice job to remain in the fifth spot at the finish.
Jared Flower won the exciting mini stock main event. Pete Langley had won the heat race and seemed to be the driver to beat but a mechanical issue forced him off the track early in the event. Flower, who had spun, came back to take the lead on a daring three wide pass and never looked back. Damian Merritt came home in second and Nick Vidovich was third.
Brandon Powell picked up his fifth main event of the season in seven starts during the economy sprint car main event. Powell was terrific and also won the eight lap heat race. Both Ron Wyman and Wyatt Brown each finished second and third in the heat race and main event.
Clinton Earl picked up his first street stock main event win tonight. Earl was spectacular in victory. Eddie Hammett started seventh and moved up to second. Chris Warner was battling for the lead until contact with Earl damaged his car and he had to go to the pit is to replace a tire. He came back to finish tenth. Mike Slightom and Brent Lawrence each won their eight lap heat race.
Rob Waldrop won the California Hardtop race. Waldrop is from Oakley. Placerville’s Jason Armstrong was second followed by West Sacramento’s Ron Rezz.
Full results available at www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

Jason Barney Outraces Patriot Sprint Tour Field and Rain at Ransomville

Rich Vleck, RANSOMVILLE, NY, (July 31, 2015)- Last season, when Jason Barney scored a win at Ransomville, he was unable to enjoy it in Victory Lane as the win was not awarded until after a technical violation gave him the victory; this year, he knew he had won right away, but thanks to Mother Nature, still was unable to visit Victory Lane.

Barney, of Brewerton, NY, scored the win in the rain-shortened A-Verdi A-Main at Ransomville Friday Night. Barney started in sixth but took the lead by lap seven and had a comfortable lead all the way until an impending storm began to hit “The Big R” on lap 19, ending the race six laps early.

After dominating heat race three, Barney appeared to be in good shape for the feature, but after moisture was added to the track before the feature, the tough 4/10-mile looked like the top groove would place to be; this was indeed the case, but for a change, Barney had no problem getting off his customary low line and hanging it out on the top.

The current PST Canada Point Leader used multiple early-race restarts to leap frog his way to the front. Barney moved up a single spot on the opening start, then went from 5th to second over the next three laps. Just before the third caution came out on lap seven, “Racin’ Jason” took the lead and was ready to set sail from there.

With a heavy storm approaching and lightning frequently displayed in the sky, the teams knew it would be a race to halfway. Just after the crossed flags, Barney reeled in the lapped cars and saw his 2.3 second lead quickly evaporate.

Early race leader Steve Collins, who had earned the outside pole despite doing a 360 spin in heats and having to race back in to a redraw spot, chased down Barney on lap 17, but as they cut through lapped cars, Collins got caught up heading in to tricky turn one and smacked the wall hard, ending his night.

Heat one winner Kyle Drum would inherit second, the spot in finished in at Ransomville back in June, but it was Jared Zimbardi, the driver that beat him eight weeks ago, who continued going forward, as he pulled off a slide-job to take second. Just as Zimbardi took over the runner-up spot, rain began to fall and with heavier precipitation imminent, the race was cautioned and then eventually sent back to the pits where the race was deemed official.

The win was the third for Barney in his career at Ransomville, which is every sprint race he has run there. His ability to power through the middle of turns one and two on restarts appeared to be the different on the night. It was his ninth career PST win, the second of the season and, in all likely-hood, the first one he won by running the top lane.

Zimbardi’s return to PST action after the birth of his first daughter last Saturday showed he had no rust to knock off, as he got by his brother-in-law Drum on the final circuit. Zimbardi and Drum were both solid throughout the night, each winning their heat and fighting off poor redraws to each finish five spots higher than where they started.

Pole Position Raceway Polesitter Scott Just was not only able to finish a sprint race at his hometown track for the first time, he came home in fourth, a career-best for the third-year sprint car driver. Just was pleased with the result but wished he could have been one spot higher to tie his dad, Dave, for his career-best third-place run last week at Woodhull.

Another driver with a career-best 360 finish was Darryl Ruggles, who finish in fifth after scoring his first career Evingham Site Excavation Dash4Cash win.

Sammy Reakes IV committed to the bottom for most of the race, which was not the preferred groove, but he was able to use the top line late in the race to finish in sixth and put himself in good position to lock up the 2015 PST America Championship next Friday at Black Rock.

Scott Kreutter was among the drivers moving forward late in the race, getting the Hoddick Motorsports No. 49 up to seventh. Chris Steele drove back up to finish in eighth, while Dave Just and Dane Lorenc rounded out the top 10.

A total of 23 sprints packed the pits on what started off a nice night for racing. Just after 10:00 P.M. the skies opened up and within minutes it was near-monsoon conditions in Niagara County.

It was a tough night for a host of drivers, including Jake Muench and Pete Richardson, each of whom flipped during the feature. Both walked away fine but with damaged race cars. Tyler Graves fought engine issues all night and was unable to turn a lap while Matt Tanner suffered a flat tire on lap 17 after battling up to eighth place.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 7/31/2015, Ransomville Speedway, Ransomville, NY.

A-Verdi A-Main (Rain-Shortened to 19 Laps)- 1. Jason Barney (87*), 2. Jared Zimbardi (35), 3. Kyle Drum (47), 4. Scott Just (54JR), 5. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 6. Sammy Reakes (17), 7. Scott Kreutter (49), 8. Chris Steele (80), 9. Dave Just (54J), 10. Dane Lorenc (00), 11. Jonathan Preston (22x), 12. Jim Porter (22), 13. George Suprick (87), 14. Ryan Susice (27), 15. Josh Azzi (17z), 16. Chad Miller (69k), 17. Dan Bennett (X), 18. Steve Collins (67), 19. Matt Tanner (90), 20. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 21. Pete Richardson (67R), 22. Jake Muench (14), DNS: Tyler Graves (25G).

Lap Leaders- Collins 1-6, Barney 7-19.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 2. Chris Steele (80), 3. Scott Kreutter (49), 4. Josh Azzi (17z), 5. Chad Miller (69k), 6. Dave Just (54J).

Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: Drum, Suprick, D. Ruggles, Kreutter, Azzi, Tanner, Preston, Richardson.

Race 2: Zimbardi, Lorenc, S. Just, Steele, D. Just, A. Ruggles, Bennett, Graves (DNS).

Race 3: Barney, Reakes, Collins, Miller, Porter, Susice, Muench.

Pole Position Raceway Pole Winner: S. Just.

Hoosier Tire Canada/ Mike Emhof Motorsports Recipient: A. Ruggles.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Reakes 1894, Drum 1835, Collins 1663, D. Just 1656, S. Just 1654, Suprick 1624, Zimbardi 1569, Hutchinson 1405, Graves 1315, Kreutter 1098.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Standings (Top Five)- Kreutter 24, Collins 23, Zimbardi and Reakes 18, Durand 15.

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 69, Suprick 41, Barney 39, D. Just 36, Reakes 35.

Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 79, Poirier 43, Reakes 37, Collins 31, Barney 30.

 

 

Daggett Wins at I-96 Speedway

By T.J. Buffenbarger

Lake Odessa, MI – (July 31, 2015) – Often times a driver’s ability to navigate through slower traffic can win or lose a race. Dustin Daggett proved that to be true on Saturday night taking the lead from Chase Ridenour in slower traffic and then holding off a late race surge by Gregg Dalman to win the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature at I-96 Speedway. Daggett’s drove to the Mott Motorsports car to his 101st in Sprints on Dirt competition.

“I saw (Dalman) down there, but knew if I kept my momentum around the top I’d be okay,” said Daggett. “You can get in a lot of trouble following a lapped car into the corner, so I didn’t want to waste any time getting around them.”

Ridenour and Brett Mann started on the front row for the 25-lap feature. Ridenour took the lead early with Kyle Pitts and Daggett in pursuit. Following a restart on lap three Daggett overtook Pitts for second and set out after Ridenour for the lead. Daggett closed as the duo ran up on slower traffic. Then on lap 11 Ridenour made contact with a slower car going into turn one, allowing Daggett to ride the rim into the lead.

Two more cautions on lap 12 and 15 allowed Gregg Dalman to work the bottom of the race track and move into the runner up spot. Following the final restart Dalman chipped away at Daggett’s lead, eventually running side by side for several laps until getting boxed in on the bottom by slower traffic. This allowed Daggett to pull ahead over the final five laps to claim the victory. Dalman held on for second while Pitts passed Ridenour for the final podium position. Craig Karazim rounded out the top five.

Heat race events for the 21 car field were won by Daggett, Ridenour, and Trey Smith. The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP series continues Saturday night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP I-96 Speedway Lake Odessa, MI Friday July 31, 2015

Comp Cams / Lane Automotive Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 2. 4 – Craig Karazim, 3. Kyle Pitts, 4. 31 – Andy Teunessen, 5. 20 – 20A – Andy Chehowski, 6. 23 – Joe Geibe, 7. 21T – Troy Chehowski, 8. 27J – Jared Lamberson

Kistler Racing Products Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 2. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 3. 19 – Brett Mann, 4. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 5. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 6. 10S – Jay Steinebach, 7. 21 – Matt Lumbert

Allstar Performance / Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 11 – Trey Smith, 2. 19J – Linden Jones, 3. 89 – Chris Pobanz, 4. 27R – Kyle Locke, 5. 84 – Kyle Poortenga, 6. 70 – Jim Lingar. DNS: 24 – Eric Smith

Engine Pro Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 2. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 3. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 4. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 5. 4 – Craig Karazim, 6. 19 – Brett Mann, 7. 10S – Jay Steinebach, 8. 31 – Andy Teuenssen, 9. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 10. 27R – Kyle Locke, 11. 84 – Kyle Poortenga, 12. 20A – Andy Chehowski, 13. 11 – Trey Smith, 14. 21T – Troy Chehowski, 15. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 16. 23G – Joe Geibe, 17. 70 – Jim Lingar, 18. 19J – Linden Jones, 19. 21 – Matt Lumbert, 20. 27J – Jared Lamberson, 21. 89 – Chris Pobanz. DNS: 24 – Eric Smith.

 

 

Conover Captures Keysor Memorial for Stocks

(7/31/15) – For the second consecutive week a moist gripping racing surface greeted competitors and it produced a thrilling night of action for the usual large crowd gathered at Limaland Motorsports Park.

The 14th Annual Keysor Memorial race with the Budweiser Thunderstocks started the evening and from the drop of the green flag it was evident that the track would allow for excellent handling with the cars. Chris Douglas took his outside front row starting position to the front, although he, Barney Craig and Jordon Conover all were dueling in search of a preferred racing line.

The veteran Craig seemed to be the first to settle on a high side racing groove with Conover and Shawn Valenti following close behind. Following a restart on lap number 10 of the 18-lap feature, Conover took over the lead with a powerful pass on the inside of Craig. Craig and Valenti were in hot pursuit for the remainder of the race including a two-lap green/white/checkered shootout at the end. The youthful Conover held on for his second win of the season and first ever Keysor Memorial triumph.

“The cushion was a little rough, but to be here (winner’s circle) with the Keysor Family is just great,” said Conover afterward. Point’s leader Tony Anderson finished eleventh in a loaner car after he was involved in a rollover incident in an earlier heat race. Point’s runner-up Shawn Valenti finished third behind Craig.

When the K & N UMP Modifieds took to the track for their 20-lap feature, the anticipation for a real battle was strong as point’s leader Jeff Koz started on the pole, but defending champion Todd Sherman was close behind starting from the third row. Koz roared to the front and used the high line around the ¼-mile oval. At the event mid-point Sherman and Scott Bowersock followed behind Koz.

The veteran Sherman wasn’t able to get around Koz at the top of the track so he began to work on the inside and drove with abandon through turns three and four. “I don’t like to drive that aggressive but Jeff (Koz) is a great driver,” said Sherman. “He kept crossing me up driving back behind after I would get around, but that’s how good he is.”

Following a restart on lap 13, Sherman and Koz produced some thrilling back and forth action that put the fans on the edge of their seats. Sherman finally made a pass for the lead stick on lap seventeen and held on to grab his fourth win of the season. “I think the crowd surely loved it as it was some great racing from my vantage point,” declared the Indiana based veteran standing next to his banged up #65 Modified.

The usual headliner NRA Sprint cars would have a tough act to follow for their 25-lap tussle, but veteran Jared Horstman and Kyle Sauder put on a memorable performance with an emotional backdrop.

Horstman was sporting an unusual #65 on his familiar orange colored machine, as he was honoring the memory of his late friend and neighbor Drew Altenburger, who lost his life a year ago in an off-road motoring accident. A large contingent of supporters gathered for the event and they were not disappointed.

Horstman earned the pole starting position and took full advantage as he rocketed to the front at the start and appeared headed for a flag-to-flag conquest. Eventually, dominant front runners like Horstman have to face the challenge of getting through lapped traffic by around mid-race. Archbold’s Kyle Sauder was able to get around Horstman briefly on lap number thirteen, but the #65 machine was fast and furious and not willing to relinquish the lead for long.

Both of the Hammons Motorsports entries, point’s leader Max Stambaugh and defending track champion J.R. Stewart were in the hunt for a high finish and did ultimately follow Horstman across the finish line to fill out the podium.

The orange clad t-shirt fans of Horstman roared their approval as he spoke following his second win of the season. “Green to checker felt really good, and I knew Kyle (Sauder) was gonna be tough. I just stayed up top and got the lead back. This one is for Drew (Altenburger) and I know he was with us. He was a great neighbor who loved to race dirt bikes. This one is for him!”

The visiting Tuff Trucks made their annual appearance at the track to finish the evening’s program and veteran Mike Hicks proved unstoppable for the 19-truck field through the 15-lap event. Hicks, starting on the inside of row number two, took the lead following a lap three restart and never looked back in securing the coveted win.

“Limaland had a nice track tonight with some moisture in it,” said Hicks. “It made a bad driver look good. We love to come here as it’s like our Daytona/Talladega event. This one is for Gerry Keysor, who made his debut tonight.”

Limaland Motorsports Park returns to action on Friday, August 7, with the 18th Annual Limaland Season Points Championships featuring the K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, K & M UMP Modifieds and the Budweiser Thunderstocks. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

All the latest news and information about America’s premier quarter-mile dirt track can be found at www.limaland.com.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/31/2015 Homeland Tech Group Night

McDonald’s Dash – Sprints (5 Laps) 1. 22R-Nick Roberts; 2. 57-Mike Dunlap; 3. 12J-Tyler Moore; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger;

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 21H-Jordon Conover; 2. OOP-Dean Pitts; 3. 82-Chris Douglas; 4. 52G-Stacey Gazarek; 5. 1J-Jj Butler; 6. 22T-Tony Anderson; 7. 71R-Keith Ralston; 8. 17J-Jarrod Klay

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti; 2. 48-Tim Cole; 3. 71-Barney Craig; 4. 89-Keith Schockery; 5. O1-Trevor Monk; 6. 11-Jared Spalding; 7. 53-Shane Aeschliman

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 99-Andy King; 2. 19-Bill Reimund; 3. OO-Paul Norris; 4. 27-Frank Paladino; 5. 2-Shayne Meadows; 6. 26-Justin Long; 7. OOM-Bryan Martin

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 21H-Jordon Conover[8]; 2. 71-Barney Craig[1]; 3. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7]; 4. 27-Frank Paladino[12]; 5. 82-Chris Douglas[2]; 6. 11-Jared Spalding[17]; 7. 2-Shayne Meadows[15]; 8. OO-Paul Norris[9]; 9. 89-Keith Schockery[11]; 10. 17J-Jarrod Klay[22]; 11. 26-Tony Anderson[18]; 12. 1J-Jj Butler[13]; 13. OOP-Dean Pitts[5]; 14. O1-Trevor Monk[14]; 15. 19-Bill Reimund[3]; 16. 52G-Stacey Gazarek[10]; 17. 48-Tim Cole[4]; 18. 71R-Keith Ralston[19]; 19. 53-Shane Aeschliman[20]; 20. OOM-Bryan Martin[21]; 21. 99-Andy King[6]

K&N UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. L5-Casey Luedeke; 3. 4-Jason Kinney; 4. 46-Andy Bibler; 5. 9V-Shawn Valenti; 6. 27H-Tom Hagberg; 7. 17T-Michael Tarlton; 8. 50-Buzz Jacobs; 9. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 10-Scott Bowersock; 3. 34X-Brandon Vaughan; 4. 24-Zeke Mckenzie; 5. 71-Joel Ortberg; 6. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 7. 30-Jon Raney; 8. 22TL-Bill Lewis; 9. 88-Tod Sturgeon

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 20K-Bill Keeler; 2. 16-Jeff Koz; 3. 28-Chad Rosenbeck; 4. 1X-Jerry Bowerscok; 5. 11H-Mike Hohlbein; 6. 17-Nick Rosselit; 7. 41-Jason Mccoy; 8. 71H-Chris Hicks; 9. 1-Andy Galgoci

B-Main - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 2. 1-Andy Galgoci; 3. 22TL-Bill Lewis; 4. 30-Jon Raney; 5. 50-Buzz Jacobs; 6. 17T-Michael Tarlton; 7. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick; 8. 41-Jason Mccoy; 9. 17-Nick Rosselit 10. 88-Tod Sturgeon; 11. 27H-Tom Hagberg; 12. 71H-Chris Hicks

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 65-Todd Sherman[5]; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[1]; 3. 10-Scott Bowersock[2]; 4. 4-Jason Kinney[7]; 5. 71-Joel Ortberg[14]; 6. 9V-Shawn Valenti[13]; 7. 28-Chad Rosenbeck[9]; 8. L5-Casey Luedeke[3]; 9. 22T-Tony Anderson[6]; 10. 1X-Jerry Bowerscok[12]; 11. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[16]; 12. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[15]; 13. 22TL-Bill Lewis[18]; 14. 30-Jon Raney[19]; 15. 20K-Bill Keeler[4]; 16. 46-Andy Bibler[10]; 17. 1-Andy Galgoci[17]; 18. 24-Zeke Mckenzie[11]; 19. 50-Buzz Jacobs[20]; 20. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[8]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 83-Kyle Sauder; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart; 3. 6M-Max Stambaugh; 4. 23-Devon Dobie; 5. 57-Mike Dunlap; 6. 17H-Hud Horton; 7. 15-Brandon Fergusonj

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 65-Jared Horstman; 2. 31N-Rod Henning; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts; 5. 12J-Tyler Moore

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 10-Mitch Brown; 2. 11-Tim Allison; 3. 28H-Phil Gressman; 4. 10J-Jarrod Delong; 5. 5W-Jeff Williams; 6. 12R-Nick Roberts

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 65-Jared Horstman[1]; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[7]; 3. 6S-Jr Stewart[4]; 4. 83-Kyle Sauder[2]; 5. 10-Mitch Brown[3]; 6. 23-Devon Dobie[10]; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer[8]; 8. 11-Tim Allison[6]; 9. 31N-Rod Henning[5]; 10. 28H-Phil Gressman[9]; 11. 57-Mike Dunlap[13]; 12. 10J-Jarrod Delong[12]; 13. 17H-Hud Horton[16]; 14. 12J-Tyler Moore[14]; 15. 22R-Kevin Roberts[11]; 16. 15-Brandon Fergusonj[18]; 17. 5W-Jeff Williams[15]; 18. 12R-Nick Roberts[17]

 

 

Atomic Speedway

Great Racing, Wild Finishes At Atomic

Racing Continues Saturday

Night Two of the OWC Saturday, August 1

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-"Wow!" was what one race fan said while shaking his head leaving Atomic Speedway Friday night. That response came after a 30-lap green-to-checkered run by Dale Blaney, Hartford, Ohio in the 30-lap, $5,000 to win UNOH All-Star Circuit of Champions feature; and a three-wide finish for the win in the BOSS non-wing sprint series. The BOSS feature saw Landon Simon blitz by both leader Todd Kane and second place Dallas Hewitt on the last lap with Kane narrowly taking the win, and Hewitt flipping wildly end-for-end across the finish line. Bloomington, Indiana's Kevin Huntley claimed the 305 Racesaver Sprint main.

Night two of the Open Wheel Championship will be Saturday, August 1. Saturday's program consists of All-Star winged sprints, AMRA Modifieds and Racesaver 305 sprints. Modifieds are $2,000 to win and $200 to start

Dale Blaney has won three in a row. Sheldon Haudenschild jumped into the early lead over the veteran Steve Kinser at the start of the UNOH All-Star A-main.

Haudenschild was impressive in the early going, riding the high-side in Haudenschild fashion. As his mount loosened and the track locked down with rubber, Dale Blaney put his Mainstream Holdings, Inc., backed CH Motorsports Big Game Treestands/Muddy #1 on a rail and marched through the middle of the pack from his seventh place start.

Blaney took the lead just past the halfway point from Haudenschild, then scorched the field in a high-flying fashion.

"We struggled a bit in the dash," noted winner Dale Blaney. "We learned what not to do and that helped us in the A-main. I knew the track would take a lot of rubber, so I just put it in the middle and drove ahead by several cars. George Fisher (mechanic) is great. He knows what to do on a slick track, and this is his home track. He likes it here and I like it here, so to win means a lot."

"We have had a really long week. To get out here and run second is definitely a good rebound," said second place Sheldon Haudenschild. "Congratulations to Dale on the win. You get your confidence up running against Dale and Steve and Chad; it's a lot of work, but it certainly is worth it to get here (on the podium)."

"We get better and better, but we are not where we want to be," said third place Chad Kemenah. "Everybody works their tail off on this thing and it pays off. When the track takes rubber, it gets narrow and it is hard to pass so we are glad to get a podium finish and finish third."

Rounding out the top ten were 1. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[14] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 7. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[5] ; 8. 3G-James McFadden[15] ; 9. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; and 10. 94-Ryan Smith.

The race that had everyone talking was the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-winged main event sponsored by Mo Vaughan Transport. Todd Kane, Delaware, Ohio, who rarely drives without the wing anymore, jumped into the early lead ahead of polesitter Landon Simon.

Simon challenged early, but then it was off to the races for Kane who consumed the field with a healthy lead. The best battle of the night was between Kirk Jeffries, Dallas Hewitt, and Dustin Smith.

For the first ten laps, that trio dueled three-wide with several position changes before Hewitt took third by lap ten when the caution waved for Kent Wolters and Steve Little who made heavy contact in turn three.

Kane throttled up to another healthy lead, while Hewitt and Simon wagered a battle for second. Hewitt secured the spot and went after Kane. Over the last five laps Hewitt put a slide job on the leader, but it just would not hold with Kane retaking the lead.

Hewitt tried the slider again as the battle between the two leaders allowed Simon back into the mix. Hewitt took the lead in one, Kane came back strong out of two as the duo went nose to tail into turn three. Simon bored into turn three to pass both leaders, slid to the top of the track as Hewitt filled the void in the middle and Kane rode the lower groove side by side.

Kane and Hewitt made contact out of the final turn with Hewitt getting into the wall and Simon diving low for a three wide finish. Hewitt flipped by the flag stand into turn one and was initially declared in second, however, a review of the tape by BOSS officials showed that Simon took second by inches, only a foot behind the winning Kane.

As Hewitt climbed from is disabled car, the fans roared with a resounding applause.

Kane said, "I don't race these cars often, but when I do its fun. What a great finish for the fans. I hate it Dallas got upside down, but we are all right there going for the win and it feels good to get to victory lane."

"I knew someone was back there, but didn't know who. I saw the photographers taking a lot of pictures so I figured someone was close. I just tried to run my race and keep up the momentum."

Rounding out the top ten behind Kane were Landon Simon, Dallas Hewitt, Aaron Middaugh, Kirk Jeffries, Michael Fishchesser, Dustin Smith, Brandon Whited, Cooper Clouse, and Mike Miller.

The 305 Racesaver Sprint cars saw two seasoned veterans leading the pack to the green: veterans Danny Smith and Kevin Huntley. Huntley, 4th on the all-star win list for wins at Atomic, passed Smith on lap three and never looked back. It was only Huntley's second start in the past seven years. Kendal Ruble came on strong to finish second after a great battle with Smith, however, he was no match for Huntley.

"Huntley said, "It's great to be back here in the winner's circle at Atomic."

"The promoter over at Bloomington wanted to get this class started and asked if I'd put a car together so we did. Many people think these cars are momentum type cars, but they’re not. They are faster than the 410's were when I started, but in today's racing just about my speed. That's not bad for an old man like me (laughed Huntley)."

Rounding out the top ten were Kevin Huntley, Kendall Ruble, Danny Smith, Randy Sterling, Ethan Fleetwood, Derek Hammond, Sean Hosey, Mike Downs, Mike Ebersbach, and Jeff Taylor.

Saturday's program consists of All-Star winged sprints, AMRA Modifieds and Racesaver 305 sprints. Modifieds are $2,000 to win and $200 to start!

August's World of Outlaws Late Model Series visit to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, has been expanded to two events, setting up an Aug. 21-22 WoO LMS doubleheader at the 3/8-mile track. The additional Atomic event, which replaces a recently canceled race at Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y., gives the national tour a three-race weekend with Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pa., set to host the series on Sun., Aug. 23. The weekend opener at Atomic on Fri., Aug. 21 will pay $8,000 to the winner, while the event on Sat., Aug. 22 will pay $10,000.

Sponsors for the OWC are Tim's Tires, Southern Ohio Equipment Co., Trackside Camping, Downs Construction, Acords Pizza Pub & Sub, Kears Speed Shop, ValleryChevy.com, and Graphic Creations. Also, thanks to all of our great sponsors!

For more information please call 740-703-9749 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.

THE SUMMARY:

Open Wheel Championships Night One July 31, 2015

UNOH All-Star Circuit of Chamnpions 410 Sprints (39)

410 Sprints - UNOH

Qualifying

1.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.142; 2.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 12.380; 3.22-Cole Duncan, 12.393; 4.56R-Ryan Myers, 12.408; 5.1-Dale Blaney, 12.409; 6.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.410; 7.4X-Jimmy Stinson, 12.474; 8.94-Ryan Smith, 12.475; 9.60K-Kory Crabtree, 12.487; 10.97A-Brandon Wimmer, 12.508; 11.89-Cody Darrah, 12.510; 12.11-Steve Kinser, 12.511; 13.4-Danny Smith, 12.523; 14.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.555; 15.5T-Travis Philo, 12.569; 16.35R-Ronnie Blair, 12.586; 17.91-Cale Thomas, 12.596; 18.98H-Dave Blaney, 12.598; 19.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.625; 20.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.713; 21.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.742; 22.3G-James McFadden, 12.755; 23.78-Todd Kane, 12.811; 24.59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.843; 25.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.868; 26.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.912; 27.84-Nathan Skaggs, 12.917; 28.11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.031; 29.9W-Lance Webb, 13.152; 30.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.182; 31.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.184; 32.40-Mark Imler, 13.413; 33.1MC-Wayne McPeek, 13.497; 34.89H-George Hawkins, 13.565; 35.7A-Dave Dickson, 13.695; 36.O8-Brandon Conkel, 13.710; 37.3F-Rick Fraley, 17.847; 38.83X-Nate Reeser, 99.050; 39.22D-Josh Davis, 99.230;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 60K-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 2. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[1] ; 3. 56R-Ryan Myers[2] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[8] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 6. 97A-Brandon Wimmer[6] ; 7. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[1] ; 4. 3G-James McFadden[5] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[3] ; 6. 84-Nathan Skaggs[7] ; 7. 22D-Josh Davis[10] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 9. O8-Brandon Conkel[9] ; 10. 9W-Lance Webb[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 4. 78-Todd Kane[5] ; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[7] ; 8. 7A-Dave Dickson[10] ; 9. 40-Mark Imler[8] ; 10. 1MC-Wayne McPeek[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 2. 35R-Ronnie Blair[2] ; 3. 91-Cale Thomas[1] ; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney[5] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton[8] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan[7] ; 9. 89H-George Hawkins[9]

Dash 1 (6 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[9] ; 5. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[4] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 8. 56R-Ryan Myers[8] ; 9. 60K-Kory Crabtree[10] ; 10. 35R-Ronnie Blair[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 97A-Brandon Wimmer[2] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[4] ; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[10] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 7. 7A-Dave Dickson[15] ; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton[11] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 10. 22D-Josh Davis[17] ; 11. 1MC-Wayne McPeek[13] ; 12. O8-Brandon Conkel[16] ; 13. 84-Nathan Skaggs[7] ; 14. 40-Mark Imler[12] ; 15. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 16. 9W-Lance Webb[9] ; 17. 89H-George Hawkins[14] ; 18. 83X-Nate Reeser[18] ; 19. 3F-Rick Fraley[19]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[14] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 7. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[5] ; 8. 3G-James McFadden[15] ; 9. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; 10. 94-Ryan Smith[18] ; 11. 89-Cody Darrah[12] ; 12. 91-Cale Thomas[13] ; 13. 60K-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 14. 35R-Ronnie Blair[10] ; 15. 11N-Randy Hannagan[22] ; 16. 97A-Brandon Wimmer[21] ; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney[17] ; 18. 9x-Rob Chaney[11] ; 19. 5T-Travis Philo[20] ; 20. 56R-Ryan Myers[8] ; 21. 59-Danny Holtgraver[19] ; 22. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[24] ; 23. 4-Danny Smith[23] ; 24. 57X-Andrew Palker[25] ; 25. 78-Todd Kane[16]

BOSS Sprints Non-wing (29)

Heat One-Dallas Hewitt, Landon Simon, Cody Gardner, Brandon Spithaler, Wayne McPeek , Buddy Lowther, Ryan Myers

Heat Two- Bob McMillan, Kirk Jeffries, Michael Fishchesser, Mike Miller, Randy Fink, Joe Butera, Kory Crabtree

Hoositer Tire Heat Three-Todd Kane, Aaron Middaugh, Chuck Wilson, Jarrett Andretti, Shawn Westerfield, Justin Owen, Kent Wolters

Heat Four-Dustin Smith, Brandon Whited, Chad Wilson, Cooper Clouse, Steve Little, Benny Hickel,

B-Main: Randy Fink, Shawn Westerfield, Steve Little, Kent Wolters, Ryan Myers, Benny Hickel, Justin Owen, Wayne McPeek, Buddy Lowther, Joe Butera, Scott Hardman

Feature: Todd Kane, Landon Simon, Dallas Hewitt, Aaron Middaugh, Kirk Jeffries, Michael Fishchesser, Dustin Smith, Brandon Whited, Cooper Clouse, Mike Miller, Shawn Westerfield, Bob McMillan, Jarrett Andretti, Chad Wilson, Randy Fink, Cody Gardner, Chuck Wilson, Brandon Spithaler, Kent Wolters, Steve Little

Raceceiver 305 Sprint Cars (13)

Heat One-Danny Smith, Randy Sterling, Kendall Ruble, John Bott, Mike Eversbach, Ethan Fleetwood, Sean Hosey

Heat Two-Kevin Huntley, Mike Downs, Jeff Taylor, Andy Hill, Derek Hammond, Tony Broughton

Feature: Kevin Huntley, Kendall Ruble, Danny Smith, Randy Sterling, Ethan Fleetwood, Derek Hammond, Sean Hosey, Mike Downs, Mike Ebersbach, Jeff Taylor, John Bott, Andy Hill, Tony Broughton

 

 

Henry gets FAST Attica win; Owens earns exciting ALMS victory; Clark gets 2nd 305 win in a row; Foos tames trucks

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Cap Henry is making things exciting in the drive to the Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service title. The Bellevue, Ohio driver led all 30 laps at Attica Raceway Park Friday to garner his second win of the season at the track and tighten the point battle for the $10,000 Kistler Cup.

Henry came into the night second in the FAST standings, only 40 points behind two times series champion Byron Reed. He would gain very valuable points as Reed would finish fourth. With Attica’s points for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints also paying $10,000 this year, former track champion Dean Jacobs padded his point lead with a solid second place run as well on Culy Contracting/Smith Family Foods Night.

“I was trying to pace myself and not catch those guys (lapped cars) too soon and ran the top in one and two one lap to open up the bottom to see if someone was down there and I saw Dean and I was like ‘better get back to blocking’ because it’s one go with him,” said Henry beside his Genzman Racing, Ludwig Propane, Level Performance, Kear’s Speed Shop, Handy Grafix, J&J Auto Racing backed #53.

“This whole team…Guy, Marilyn, Ralph, Jamie and David…they’ve been working really hard. It’s actually been a lot of fun. We put this car away for a little while and got it back out and I think we made the right decision,” added Henry of his fourth career Attica win.

A couple of weeks ago Rocky Owens lost a feature on the last lap by a bumper. This Friday Owens patiently waited until five laps to go and started to pressure race-long leader Ryan Missler and took the lead with four laps to go. Owens, from Mansfield, Ohio, would drive to his second career win at Attica against the Sunoco American Late Model Series stars.

“This car has been fantastic the last three weeks here. I’ve got a great group of people helping me this year and it’s starting to show now. Doug Heath is the owner and he’s keeping us going. My dad and Rod Lucas and Steve Day and Shawn…we all put what all we have into this and Doug keeps us going. I have to thank him for everything,” said Owens beside his sponsorless #29.

“I had to bide my time. I kept peaking over at the laps and I was waiting until about five to go and really start pushing it,” added Owens.

Fremont’s Bobby Clark would battle Dustin Stroup for several laps before taking the lead with 10 to go in Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprint feature and driving away to his second straight victory at Attica. It is his 18th career 305 sprint win at the track and moves him into a tie with Phil Gressman for fourth on the track’s all-time win list. Clark has 7 victories thus far in 2015 including four at Fremont and one at Millstream to go with his two at Attica.

“I kind of looked at the scoreboard and saw Weaver (Paul) had stuck up there and so I thought I better move it. Hopefully we can keep picking up a few more. My crew is phenomenal and has these cars working well. We have three cars and all of them work good,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence, Nagy Equipment, Big D’s Pizza, Kear’s Speed Shop, B&L Plumbing and Heating, Miller Rigging, Shelluke’s Bar, Willey’s Towing, Kistler Engines, Schiets Motorsports backed machine.

In the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks, Matt Foos would rub fenders with Dan Roepke Jr. coming to the checkers to score a close victory. It was his third win of the season at Attica and the fifth of his career at the track.

“I tried to pinch him (Roepke) as cleanly as possible without tearing both of these things up. He was pretty respectful of me and I am of him and it worked out,” said Foos beside his Fremont Fence, Level Performance, Automatic Fire Protection, M&L Excavating, Pit Stop Convenience Stores, CA Kustoms, D&R Transmissions backed #2.

“What are the chances that a wrench falls down and busts my car owner in the lip. I put the radiator in at five o’clock today but we made it. So appreciative of all the guys who help me…what a year. We deserve this after the rough two weeks we had,” added Foos.

The 30 lap feature for the 410 sprints would see Henry and Nate Dussel in the front row with Henry gaining the advantage when the green flew. Henry would lead Dussel, DJ Foos, Dean Jacobs, Craig Mintz, Broc Martin and Byron Reed when the only caution would fly on lap five for Gary Taylor.

On the restart Henry would pull away slightly from Dussel while Foos and Jacobs battled for third. Jacobs would take the position on lap 10 and moved into second on lap 12 when Dussel bobbled. As the leaders raced into lapped traffic on lap 14 Jacobs was driving under Henry to challenge with Foos, Dussel, Mintz, Martin, Reed, Tyler Gunn and Caleb Griffith in pursuit.

Henry would patiently pick his way through traffic with Jacobs staying within striking distance. With seven laps to go the battle on the track was for third between Foos, Dussel and Reed. Dussel would take the third spot on lap 24 with Reed moving into fourth on lap 26, bringing Mintz to fifth.

With two laps to go Henry and Jacobs were in heavy lapped traffic which allowed Dussel to close. Henry would pick his way through and drove to the win over Jacobs, Dussel, Reed and Mintz.

Ryan Missler and Steve Casebolt brought the field to green for the 30 lap ALMS feature with Missler gaining the upper hand over Casebolt, Matt Westfall, Owens and Ky Harper. The caution would fly on lap two for a Josh Haynes spin with the restart order Missler, Westfall, Casebolt, Owens, Harper, Ryan Unzicker, Ryan Markham, Rich Bell and Doug Drown.

Missler was able to pull away slightly with Westfall, Casebolt and Owens locked in a tremendous battle that would continue to the halfway point. Ben Mott would spin in turn four right in front of the lead cars to bring out the only other caution of the feature.

On the restart Missler led Owens, Westfall and Casebolt as the later trio continued a great battle for second. By lap 17, Owens was showing he was better than Missler on the bottom of turns three and four while Missler was better in the middle of turns one and two.

With five laps to go Owens was racing side by side with Missler in turns three and four with Westfall, a charging Unzicker, Drown and Casebolt in pursuit. Owens would lead by a bumper on lap 26 as Missler raced to his outside over the next four laps.

As Owens took the white flag he had pulled away to a two car length lead over Missler. Owens drove to the win over Missler, Westfall, Unzicker and Drown.

Steve Rando and Dustin Stroup brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature but before a lap could be scored Landon LaLonde would tip over in turn three. On the restart Rando would grab the lead over Stroup with Kyle Capodice, Clark, Trey Jacobs, Luke Griffith, Brandon Moore, Alex Hill and Paul Weaver giving chase.

Stroup would pressure Rando for the lead while Capodice and Clark battled for third. The caution would fly on lap eight with the running order Rando, Stroup, Clark, Capodice, Jacobs, Griffith and Weaver. Rando would get a great restart and continue to lead Stroup, Clark, Capodice and a closing Weaver.

Stroup would drive under Rando for the lead on lap 12 with Clark also working to the inside as he took second on lap 13 and quickly closed on Stroup. Stroup and Clark battled side by side over the next couple of laps before Clark took the lead on lap 15.

The leaders raced into traffic on lap 18 with Clark leading Stroup, Rando and Weaver. A caution for debris on lap 19 helped Rando who had drive off the high side of turn two and lost several spots. He was able to restart third with six laps to go.

When the green flew Clark did as well, driving away from Stroup with Weaver, taking third from Rando. Weaver would challenge Stroup for second the last hand full of laps but couldn’t get the pass completed. Clark drove to the victory over Stroup, Weaver, Rando and Jacobs.

Eric Devanna and Foos brought the field to green for the 15 lap dirt truck feature. But, before a lap could be completed Brandon Stuckey would spin. On the next green Foos would grave the lead but Devanna kept pressure with Roepke, Dustin Keegan and Brian Arnold staying close. Foos would have a slight lead over Devanna who was getting pressure from Roepke.

The caution would fly on lap five for Randy Ryan with the running order Foos, Roepke, Devanna, Keegan, Arnold, Keith Sorg, Dana Fry and Brandon Leighton. When the green flew the battle between Foos and Roepke began as the pair raced side by side for the next eight laps until a Curt Inks spin with just two laps to go.

On the restart Foos protected the bottom line with Roepke racing to his outside while Devanna and Fry were locked in a good battle for third. As they hit turns three and four the final lap Roepke drove to Foos’ outside. Foos let his truck drift upward and the two made contact as they drove to the checkers.

Foos would get the narrow win over Roepke, Devanna, Fry, and Sorg.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, Aug. 7th on Edward Jones of Clyde/Mike Neill Financial Advisor Night. It will be the final Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series event at Attica for 2015 as well as the final JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Series event for the 305 sprints. It is also an Attica Raceway Park/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Challenge Series event with the dirt trucks also in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park

Culy Contracting/Smith Family Foods Night

Friday, July 31, 2015

Starting position [*]

O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (23 cars)

Qualifying

1.21-DJ Foos, 12.437; 2.19-Chris Andrews, 12.545; 3.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.601; 4.53-Cap Henry, 12.606; 5.5-Jordan Harble, 12.639; 6.83M-Broc Martin, 12.738; 7.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.759; 8.09-Craig Mintz, 12.761; 9.8M-TJ Michael, 12.762; 10.5R-Byron Reed, 12.772; 11.15H-Mitch Harble, 12.805; 12.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.846; 13.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.862; 14.45L-Brian Lay, 12.907; 15.40DD-Nate Dussel, 12.921; 16.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.145; 17.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.172; 18.9-Jimmy Colvin, 13.204; 19.9R-Jordan Ryan, 13.215; 20.73-Joe Armbruster, 13.533; 21.3T-Tony Beaber, 13.663; 22.96AU-Bruce White, 14.014; 23.8-Kevin Shelbo, 14.052;

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

1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[8] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 8. 1st-Gary Taylor[6]

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

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 21-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 5. 73-Joe Armbruster[8] ; 6. 5-Jordan Harble[2] ; 7. 19-Chris Andrews[3] ; 8. 15H-Mitch Harble[5]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 7 to A)

1. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 2. 9R-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 3. 40DD-Nate Dussel[3] ; 4. 9-Jimmy Colvin[2] ; 5. 3T-Tony Beaber[5] ; 6. 8-Kevin Shelbo[7] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 53-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 3. 40DD-Nate Dussel[2] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[10] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[7] ; 6. 21-DJ Foos[3] ; 7. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[13] ; 10. 33M-Caleb Griffith[8] ; 11. 16-Stuart Brubaker[16] ; 12. 19-Chris Andrews[20] ; 13. 9R-Jordan Ryan[9] ; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 15. 9-Jimmy Colvin[12] ; 16. 1st-Gary Taylor[22] ; 17. 3T-Tony Beaber[15] ; 18. 73-Joe Armbruster[14] ; 19. 8-Kevin Shelbo[18] ; 20. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[19] ; 21. 96AU-Bruce White[21] ; 22. 5-Jordan Harble[17] ; 23. 15H-Mitch Harble[23]

Sunoco American Late Model Series (25 cars)

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. C9-Steve Casebolt[1] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 3. 24-Ryan Unzicker[8] ; 4. 240-Doug Drown[7] ; 5. 27-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 6. 56-Russ King[2] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed[6] ; 8. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 9. 1-Ben Mott[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 12-Ky Harper[4] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 4. 5J-Josh Haynes[1] ; 5. M14-Brandon Thirlby[8] ; 6. 03-Jim Gingery[7] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[3] ; 8. 92-Cody Scott[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 29-Rocky Owens[1] ; 2. 21B-Rich Bell[3] ; 3. 00-Chris Keller[6] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[2] ; 5. 75-Dusty Moore[4] ; 6. 9C-Troy Cattarene[7] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[8] ; 8. 4-Jason Playter Jr[5]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 56-Russ King[1] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[7] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed[4] ; 4. 03-Jim Gingery[2] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[6] ; 6. 1-Ben Mott[10] ; 7. 92-Cody Scott[8] ; 8. 9C-Troy Cattarene[3] ; 9. 69R-Doug Baird[5] ; 10. 4-Jason Playter Jr[9]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 29-Rocky Owens[3] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[1] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 4. 24-Ryan Unzicker[7] ; 5. 240-Doug Drown[10] ; 6. C9-Steve Casebolt[2] ; 7. 27-Rusty Schlenk[13] ; 8. 00-Chris Keller[9] ; 9. 15B-Mike Bores[12] ; 10. 5M-Ryan Markham[8] ; 11. 56-Russ King[16] ; 12. 36-Matt Irey[17] ; 13. 12-Ky Harper[5] ; 14. M14-Brandon Thirlby[14] ; 15. 21B-Rich Bell[6] ; 16. 75-Dusty Moore[15] ; 17. 21-Larry Kingseed[18] ; 18. 1-Ben Mott[21] ; 19. 03-Jim Gingery[19] ; 20. 5J-Josh Haynes[11] ; 21. 30-Nate Potts[20] ; 22. 4-Jason Playter Jr[22]

Dirt Trucks (13trucks)

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, to 7 to A)

1. 2-Matt Foos[5] ; 2. 37-Eric Devanna[2] ; 3. 88-Dan Roepke[7] ; 4. 22-Brandon Leighton[1] ; 5. 85S-Brandon Stuckey[3] ; 6. 7F-Dana Frey[6] ; 7. 13-Len Benyak[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 17X-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 2. 33-Brian Arnold[1] ; 3. 33C-Kyle Cline[6] ; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg[4] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[3] ; 6. 25-Randy Ryan[7]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 2-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 88-Dan Roepke[3] ; 3. 37-Eric Devanna[1] ; 4. 7F-Dana Frey[11] ; 5. 4S-Keith Sorg[8] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 7. 13-Len Benyak[13] ; 8. 33C-Kyle Cline[5] ; 9. 22-Brandon Leighton[7] ; 10. 85S-Brandon Stuckey[9] ; 11. 9-Curt Inks[10] ; 12. 25-Randy Ryan[12] ; 13. 33-Brian Arnold[6] ; 14. P51-Brad Keckler[14]

305 Sprints (29 cars)

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

1. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 2. 77X-Alex Hill[3] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 5. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 7. 27-Cody Gallogly[2] ; 8. 4T-James Taddeo[1]

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

1. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 2. 1X-Dustin Dinan[5] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 4. 2L-Landon LaLonde[3] ; 5. 94K-Kurt Huber[6] ; 6. 42-Kevin Shirey[1] ; 7. 7-Dylan Kingan[4]

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

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 4. 39-Jamie Miller[7] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 7. 26-Ryan French[6]

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

1. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 4. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[5] ; 5. 18-Frank Neill[2] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[3]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 6to A)

1. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 4. 4T-James Taddeo[12] ; 5. 27-Cody Gallogly[9] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[8] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[11] ; 9. 18-Frank Neill[4] ; 10. 42-Kevin Shirey[6] ; 11. 26-Ryan French[10] ; 12. 94K-Kurt Huber[2]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[12] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 6. 5R-Jordan Ryan[9] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 9. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 10. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[16] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[19] ; 12. 2-Ricky Peterson[18] ; 13. 1X-Dustin Dinan[11] ; 14. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 15. 77X-Alex Hill[10] ; 16. 22M-Dan McCarron[13] ; 17. 4*-Tyler Street[22] ; 18. 97-Kyle Peters[17] ; 19. 4T-James Taddeo[20] ; 20. 27-Cody Gallogly[21] ; 21. 39-Jamie Miller[15] ; 22. 2L-Landon LaLonde[14]

 

 

38th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS

"Windom dominates Belleville USAC Silver Crown event”

By Bryan Gapinski Belleville, Kan., July 31---Chris Windom scored a dominating victory winning the 50-lap “Hustle at the High Banks” USAC Silver Crown Series event Friday night at the Belleville High Banks. “This takes the sting out of last year’ event” commented Windom in victory lane referring to last years race which he led until six laps remaining, before running out of fuel. Windom who set fast time jumped into the lead at the start. Jerry Coons passed two cars on the opening lap moving into second place. Windom began lapping the tail of the field on the seventh lap. Windom held a quarter lap lead over Coons at the completion of Lap 12. Three laps later Windom continued his blistering pace lapping up to the ninth place car. Coons ran unchallenged in second place. The battle for third place between Kody Swanson, Justin Grant and Shane Cockrum was the best battle for position on the track. Windom held a half-lap lead at the midway point over Coons. Windom continued running in lapped traffic, increasing his lead. Kevin Thomas Jr. spun with nine laps remaining bringing out the events first caution. The caution erased Windom’s thirteen second-plus lead. On the restart with a clear track ahead, Windom driving the RPM-Fred Gormly owned RPM Auto Enterprise/Maxium/Mopar No. 98 easily finished ahead of Coons, Grant, Swanson, and Cockrum. Garrett Hake won the 15-lap JayHusker Micro series feature.

SUMMARY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chris Windom, 98, RPM/Gormly-17.356; 2. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-17.587; 3. Justin Grant, 8, Carli-17.745; 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-17.761; 5. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary/6R Racing-17.825; 6. Shane Cockrum, 71, Hardy Boys-17.844; 7. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-17.911; 8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-18.026; 9. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-18.061; 10. Brady Bacon, 48, Martens-18.118; 11. Steve Buckwalter, 53, SET-18.255; 12. Shane Cottle, 81, Williams-18.278; 13. Rex Norris III, 16, Norris-18.825; 14. Austin Nemire, 91, Hemelgarn-19.529; 15. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-19.739; 16. Chris Fetter, 89, Fetter-19.938; 17. Terry James, 23, Satterthwaite-20.679.

FEATURE: (50 Laps) 1. Chris Windom, 2. Jerry Coons Jr., 3. Justin Grant, 4. Kody Swanson, 5. Shane Cockrum, 6. C.J. Leary, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9. Steve Buckwalter, 10. Aaron Pierce, 11. A.J. Fike, 12. Austin Nemire, 13. Rex Norris III, 14. Terry James, 15. Chris Fetter, 16. Shane Cottle, 17. Patrick Lawson. ------------------------------------------------------ FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-50 Windom.

 

 

Jamie Ball Rolls to Second Sprint Invaders Win of the Year at Dubuque!

by Jeff Broeg

Dubuque, Iowa (7/30/15) – The car count may have been lower than expected, but with an enhanced format the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders entertained a large crowd at the Dubuque County Fair on Thursday evening. Drivers used four different lines of racing throughout the evening on the perfectly prepared high-banked 3/8-mile oval and at the end of the night it was Jamie Ball celebrating in victory lane.

Ball and Harold Pohren started the 30-lap main event on the front row and it would be Pohren riding the cushion to the early lead. A caution for Mike Dapra’s spin in turn two created a lap two restart where Ball would take the lead momentarily only to have Pohren fly the high line back to the front on lap four. Another caution for Dapra on lap six only delayed the fun as Ball kept digging on the bottom on the restart and the two leaders would cross the stripe in a near dead heat the next two laps. On lap eight Ball slid up in front of Pohren in turn four to seal off his line and take the lead and that exchange allowed John Schulz to join the battle and he soon grabbed the second spot.

With Ball still running the high line Schulz made a bid for the lead down low, but Ball caught sight of him and returned to his preferred line around the bottom to secure his lead. Schulz would stay within five car lengths of Ball, but could get no closer as the laps clicked away and Ball would score his second Shottenkirk.com of the season. Schulz would take the runner-up spot, Ryan Jamison used the bottom to move from ninth to third, current point leader Tony Shilling would finish fourth and Pohren would hold down fifth.

“I am from Knoxville, but I’m a short tracker this year it seems and I love this place!”, said Ball as he was greeted in victory lane by friends and family. He then thanked the large crowd for coming out on a Thursday and said, “I hope that you will have us back next year.”

Two sets of heat races were run with the second set inverted and the fourth heat of the night gave the fans a thrill as four drivers sliced and diced the entire six laps for the lead.

Next up for the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders will be a three day weekend of racing August 21st, 22nd and 23rd running Friday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Saturday night at 34 Raceway in Burlington and Sunday night at the Quincy Raceways in Quincy.

Results

Shottenkirk.com A-Main – 1. Jamie Ball, Knoxville 2. John Schulz, West Burlington 3. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis 4. Tony Shilling, Knoxville 5. Harold Pohren, Lowell 6. Chris Martin, Ankeny 7. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington 8. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington 9. Jon Agan, Knoxville 10. Tim Moore, Rock Island IL 11. Nate Van Haaften, Otley 12. Dave Getchell, Sperry 13. Mike Dapra, Gillette WY

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat 1 – 1. Shilling 2. Van Haaften 3. Josh Schneiderman 4. Agan 5. Getchell 6. Dapra

Budweiser/Golden Eagle Distributing Heat 2 – 1. Jarrod Schneiderman 2. Schulz 3. Pohren 4. Ball 5. Jamison 6. Martin 7. Moore

Heat 3 – 1. Pohren 2. Jarrod Schneiderman 3. Shilling 4. Josh Schneiderman 5. Jamison 6. Getchell

Heat 4 – 1. Agan 2. Ball 3. Schulz 4. Van Haaften 5. Martin 6. Moore 7. Dapra

Randall’s Performance Shake-Up Dash – 1. Shilling 2. Jarrod Schneiderman 3. Schulz 4. Agan 5. Ball 6. Pohren

Next Events:

Friday, August 21st – Lee County Speedway, Donnellson IA

Saturday, August 22nd – 34 Raceway, West Burlington IA

Sunday, August 23rd – Quincy Raceways, Quincy IL

 

 

38th annual BELLEVILLE MIDGET NATIONALS

 "Abreu opens Belleville Nationals with another victory”

By Bryan Gapinski

Belleville, Kan., July 30---Defending Champion Rico Abreu captured the 25-lap feature on Thursday Night, kicking off the 38th annual Belleville Midget Nationals on the Belleville High Banks. The victory in the USAC Honda National Midget Series event, re-establishes himself as the favorite for Saturday’s 40-lap Championship Feature. Series point leader Kevin Thomas Jr. jumped into the lead at the start followed by his Kunz/Curb-Agajanian teammates Christopher Bell, Tanner Thorson and Abreu. Polesitter Steve Buckwalter slowed on the second lap, three cars made contact with the stalled car of Buckwalter. Tyler Nelson flipped six times and Chet Gehrke also flipped. Both drivers escaped injury. Two additional cautions between laps three thru seven slowed the pace of the event. Abreu moved into third place on Lap 5, and the second position three laps later. Abreu trailed Thomas by four car lengths when Thomas suffered engine problems, bringing out the caution and retiring from the event. On the restart Abreu pulled away from Bell, and ran the remainder of the race unchallenged scoring the victory driving the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian owned Bullet/Toyota No.97. “The car was great on the cushion tonight” commented Abreu who won his second career preliminary night feature at the track. Bell, Thorson, Tracy Hines and Zach Daum completed the top five. Thirty-one cars competed in the evening’s events, the largest car count since the 2010 event. The team of Will Popelka and Dustin Vannortwich won the 15-lap Cruisers feature.

SUMMARY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.603; 2. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-17.628; 3. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.652; 4. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-17.652; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 67k, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.679; 6. Steve Buckwalter, 25, Buckwalter-17.747; 7. Cody Brewer, 96, Central Motorsports-17.765; 8. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-17.772; 9. C.J. Johnson, 45x, Martin-17.939; 10. Dave Darland, 63, RKR/Curb-Agajanian-17.956; 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 27, Heffner-17.956; 12. Spencer Bayston, 39, Clauson-18.165; 13. Matt Johnson, 85, Central Motorsports-18.189; 14. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-18.190; 15. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-18.251; 16. Michelle Decker, 4M, Meents-18.284; 17. Tyler Nelson, 88, Nelson-18.439; 18. Chad Frewaldt, 75, Frewaldt-18.474; 19. Kyle Jones, 69x, Hefler-18.508; 20. Chett Gehrke, 11c, Matteson-18.548; 21. Jeff Stasa, 91, SBR-18.583; 22. Patrick Stasa, 19s, SBR-18.769; 23. Hunter Fischer, 24F, Fischer-18.839; 24. Warren Johnson, 313, Frewaldt-19.293; 25. Aaron Schuck, 53, SET-19.299; 26. Johnny Murdock, 0, Zero-20.328; 27. Patrick Lawson, 0B, Zero-20.557; 28. Robert Bell, 71B, Bell-20.771; 29. Blake McMillan, 727, McMillan-21.191; 30. Tyler Dunkle, 0D, Zero-NT; 31. Morgan Frewaldt, 926, Frewaldt-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps) 1. C.J. Johnson, 2. Bell, 3. K.Thomas, 4. J.Stasa, 5. Nelson, 6. M.Johnson, 7. Schuck, 8. McMillan. 2:22.13

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Hines, 2. T.Thomas, 3. Buckwalter, 4. Darland, 5. C.Frewaldt, 6. Dunkle, 7. P.Stasa, 8. Murdock. 2:22.68

THIRD HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Thorson, 2. Coons, 3. Brewer, 4. Chapple, 5. Jones, 6. Fischer, 7. Lawson,. 2:24.42

FOURTH HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Abreu, 2. Daum, 3. Bayston, 4. Gehrke, 5. Decker, 6. W.Johnson, 7. Bell. 2:21.95

SEMI : (12 laps) 1. Jones, 2. C.Frewaldt, 3. Decker, 4. M.Johnson, 5. Nelson, 6. W.Johnson, 7. Schuck, 8. Murdock, 9. Bell, 10. Lawson, 11. McMillan, 12. Fischer. 3:47.04

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Rico Abreu, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Zach Daum, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. Tyler Thomas, 8. Spencer Bayston, 9. Isaac Chapple, 10. Matt Johnson, 11. Aaron Schuck, 12. Cody Brewer, 13. Kevin Thomas Jr., 14. Dave Darland, 15. Kyle Jones, 16. Warren Johnson, 17. C.J. Johnson, 18. Jeff Stasa, 19. Steve Buckwalter, 20. Michelle Decker, 21. Chett Gehrke, 22. Tyler Nelson, 23. Chad Frewaldt, 24. Johnny Murdock. NT -------------------------------- **Gehrke and Nelson flipped on lap 2 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-11 K.Thomas, Laps 12-25 Abreu.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: FRIESEN, DICKIE, & DEBOER TAKE ARROW EXPRESS SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN FEATURE WINS

by Tommy Goudge (July 28, 2015) – Stewart Friesen became only the second Canadian - and first since 1983 - to win a World of Outlaws Sprint Car series feature race at Ohsweken Speedway on Tuesday. A total of 78 drivers signed in to race in the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown. Chris Dickie and Joe DeBoer also visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA ARROW EXPRESS SIX NATIONS SHOWDOWN TOTAL ENTRIES - 78

----------------------------------------------------------- WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES (30 entries) Originally from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Stewart Friesen now resides in Sprakers, New York with wife Jessica Zemken. Primarily a Modified driver, Stewart Friesen was competing in just the fourth World of Outlaws Sprint Car series event of his career on Tuesday as he filled in for Zemken, who is expecting the couple's first child. Zemken became the first woman to win the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken last season, while Friesen is now the first Canadian to win a World of Outlaws feature on home soil. His win is the first World of Outlaws triumph for a Canadian since Tim Gee went to victory lane at Paragon, Indiana on July 13, 1983.

The annual Six Nations Showdown A-Feature saw 4 drivers officially trade the lead 5 times over the 30 lap distance on the very slick surface. Pole-sitter Brad Sweet led the first lap before the series championship points leader Donny Schatz took over and set off in search of his third consecutive Six Nations Showdown victory. Schatz was beginning to thread his way through slower traffic on lap 9 when Paige Polyak stopped in turn 2 with a flat left front tire to bring out the yellow flag.

Logan Schuchart restarted third behind Schatz and Sweet and moved into the lead on lap 12, while Friesen got by Sweet for third on the same lap. Friesen then passed Schatz 2 laps later, but the top 3 cars were close together when Schuchart quickly caught the back end of the field again. Parker Price-Miller and David Gravel were also into the top 5 at this point, and closing on the leaders. Friesen officially led lap 18 after an outside move, but Schuchart quickly recovered the lead.

Schuchart and Friesen raced close together and made contact exiting turn 4 on lap 22, when Friesen took over the lead for good. Friesen opened a lead during the next few laps while Schatz and Price-Miller moved past Schuchart, but Friesen's gap went away when the yellow flag came out for Jason Sides' spin in turn three. Friesen kept Schatz behind him during the 2 lap dash to the finish to score a popular win with the large crowd on hand. Schatz settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Price-Miller, Schuchart, and Daryn Pittman.

A-FEATURE (30 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1z Stewart Friesen (7) 2. 15 Donny Schatz (2) 3. 67 Parker Price-Miller (8) 4. 1s Logan Schuchart (3) 5. 9 Daryn Pittman (10) 6. 7 David Gravel (6) 7. 49 Brad Sweet (1) 8. 41 Jason Johnson (18) 9. 11k Kraig Kinser (5) 10. 2 Shane Stewart (16) 11. 29 Kerry Madsen (4) 12. 35 Jared Zimbardi (19) 13. 77 Dain Naida (13) 14. 1a Jacob Allen (21) 15. 5d Dave Dykstra (24) 16. 7s Jason Sides (14) 17. 51 Paul McMahan (11) 18. 19 Paige Polyak (22) 19. 71m Joey Saldana (17) 20. 98 Joe Trenca (9) DNF. 67c Steve Collins (12) DNF. 55 Mark Smith (15) DNF. 91 Ryan Turner (23) DNF. 11 Jamie Turner (20) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brad Sweet (1), Donny Schatz (2-11), Logan Schuchart (12-17, 19-21), Stewart Friesen (18, 22-30) Hard Charger – Jason Johnson (+10)

TIME TRIALS (2 laps – Top 16 inverted into heat race starting positions) Rank. # Name Best Lap (Qualifying Order) 1. 29 Kerry Madsen 13.810 (), 2. 7 David Gravel 14.110 (), 3. 15 Donny Schatz 14.276 (), 4. 49 Brad Sweet 14.403 (), 5. 98 Joe Trenca 14.411 (), 6. 1s Logan Schuchart 14.451 (), 7. 9 Daryn Pittman 14.464 (), 8. 51 Paul McMahan 14.603 (), 9. 67c Steve Collins 14.619 (), 10. 1z Stewart Friesen 14.674 (), 11. 67 Parker Price-Miller 14.714 (), 12. 11k Kraig Kinser 14.716 (), 13. 77 Dain Naida 14.742 (), 14. 7s Jason Sides 14.762 (), 15. 55 Mark Smith 14.815 (), 16. 2 Shane Stewart 14.856 (), 17. 71m Joey Saldana 14.954 (), 18. 41 Jason Johnson 15.139 (), 19. 35 Jared Zimbardi 15.374 (), 20. 11 Jamie Turner 15.450 (), 21. 1a Jacob Allen 15.531 (), 22. 5d Dave Dykstra 15.562 (), 23. 3r Shane Ross 15.565 (), 24. 27h Tom Huppunen 15.843 (), 25. 19t Cory Turner 15.939 (), 26. 91 Ryan Turner 16.010 (), 27. 19 Paige Polyak 16.094 (), 28. 19k Joe Kubiniec 16.301 (), 29. 5 Keith Dempster 16.378 (), 30. 47x Dylan Westbrook 16.496 ()

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1z Stewart Friesen (1), 2. 9 Daryn Pittman (2), 3. 2 Shane Stewart (6), 4. 49 Brad Sweet (3), 5. 29 Kerry Madsen (4), 6. 77 Dain Naida (5), 7. 35 Jared Zimbardi (7), 8. 19k Joe Kubiniec (10), 9. 5d Dave Dykstra (8), 10. 19t Cory Turner (9). Time - 2:01.498

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 67 Parker Price-Miller (1), 2. 51 Paul McMahan (2), 3. 7s Jason Sides (5), 4. 7 David Gravel (4), 5. 71m Joey Saldana (6), 6. 11 Jamie Turner (7), 7. 3r Shane Ross (8), 8. 91 Ryan Turner (9), 9. 5 Keith Dempster (10), 10. 98 Joe Trenca (3). Time - 2:01.892

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 11k Kraig Kinser (1), 2. 1s Logan Schuchart (3), 3. 55 Mark Smith (5), 4. 15 Donny Schatz (4), 5. 1a Jacob Allen (7), 6. 67c Steve Collins (2), 7. 27h Tom Huppunen (8), 8. 41 Jason Johnson (6), 9. 47x Dylan Westbrook (10), DNF. 19 Paige Polyak (9). Time - 2:05.646

DASH (6 laps - Determined top 8 A-Feature starting positions) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 49 Brad Sweet (1), 2. 15 Donny Schatz (2), 3. 1s Logan Schuchart (5), 4. 29 Kerry Madsen (4), 5. 11k Kraig Kinser (8), 6. 7 David Gravel (3), 7. 1z Stewart Friesen (6), DNF. 67 Parker Price-Miller (7). Time - 1:34.897

B-FEATURE (12 laps - Top 6 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 35 Jared Zimbardi (3), 2. 41 Jason Johnson (2), 3. 98 Joe Trenca (1), 4. 19 Paige Polyak (9), 5. 91 Ryan Turner (8), 6. 5d Dave Dykstra (4), 7. 3r Shane Ross (5), 8. 19t Cory Turner (7), 9. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12), 10. 19k Joe Kubiniec (10), 11. 5 Keith Dempster (11), DNF. 27h Tom Huppunen (6). Time - 3:26.792

----------------------------------------------------------- AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (36 entries) Brady Longboat led the first lap of the Thunder Stock feature, but the was barely underway when Bryce Richardson, Mark Fawcett, and Ryan Dinning were caught up in a crash which forced Fawcett to retire from the event. Dereck Lemyre took the lead after the restart before giving way to Chris Dickie, who in turn saw 21st starter Ken Sargent get past him on lap 10.

Sargent opened a large lead, but saw that advantage disappear with 4 laps left when Jeremy May spun and brought out a yellow flag. Wyatt Van Wart had moved through the field from 24th on the grid, with 17th starter Karl Sault also in the mix at the front. Van Wart challenged Sargent for the lead, but Sault managed to pass both of them on lap 23. Sargent's hopes were dashed when he made contact with the backstretch wall and lost a wheel on lap 24.

Sault restarted the race in the lead with 2 laps to go, with Van Wart and Dickie behind him. Van Wart stayed close behind Sault, and the two drivers made contact exiting turn 2 on the last lap. Sault and Van Wart were briefly hooked together, which allowed Dickie to sneak by for the win, while Sault spun. Van Wart recovered to take the runner-up spot, followed by rim-riding 20th starter Dave Bailey, Lemyre, and Chase Hess.

Bailey's lead in the championship standings now stands at 8 points over Van Wart.

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1 Chris Dickie (5) 2. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (24) 3. 49 Dave Bailey (20) 4. 56 Dereck Lemyre (6) 5. 7x Chase Hess (12) 6. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (23) 7. 5 Alex Schuts (16) 8. 777x Steve Hess (14) 9. 81 Karl Sault (17) 10. 28 Jim Lampman (25) 11. 2 Ryan Dinning (19) 12. 11r Bryce Richardson (15) 13. 8 Dale Gyokery (18) 14. 88 Jesse McDonald (11) 15. 23 Trevor DeBoer (7) 16. 119 Shaun Quinn (8) 17. 16 Jeremy May (22) 18. 24 Dan Nanticoke (27) 19. 84rk Ryan Beagle (26) 20. 40 Derek Liverance (9) 21. 49h Jerry Hill (28) 22. 48 Mike Graham (4) 23. 93 Melissa Miller (3) DNF. 85s Ken Sargent (21) DNF. 93k Mike Klazinga (1) DNF. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (10) DNF. 66 Brady Longboat (2) DNF. 32 Mark Fawcett (13) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brady Longboat (1), Dereck Lemyre (2-4), Chris Dickie (5-9, 25), Ken Sargent (10-22), Karl Sault (23-24)

BCG ELECTRICAL HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 7 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1 Chris Dickie (9), 2. 56 Dereck Lemyre (11), 3. 66 Brady Longboat (2), 4. 48 Mike Graham (8), 5. 93k Mike Klazinga (1), 6. 93 Melissa Miller (4), 7. 119 Shaun Quinn (12), 8. 49h Jerry Hill (10), 9. 97 Max Chechalk (5), 10. 13 Kacey Huffman (6), 11. 52 Tony Fraser (7), DNS. 53 Logan Shwedyk (3). Time - 2:54.743

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 7 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 32 Mark Fawcett (9), 2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (5), 3. 23 Trevor DeBoer (1), 4. 7x Chase Hess (7), 5. 777x Steve Hess (10), 6. 40 Derek Liverance (2), 7. 88 Jesse McDonald (6), 8. 64 Brandon McFerran (3), 9. 16 Jeremy May (4), 10. 166 Thomas Martin (12), DNF. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (11), DNS. 84rk Ryan Beagle (8). No Time

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 7 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 2 Ryan Dinning (8), 2. 81 Karl Sault (5), 3. 5 Alex Schuts (3), 4. 49 Dave Bailey (10), 5. 11r Bryce Richardson (1), 6. 85s Ken Sargent (11), 7. 8 Dale Gyokery (7), 8. 28 Jim Lampman (6), 9. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (9), 10. 38 Terry Martin (4), 11. 24 Dan Nanticoke (12), DNF. 00 Robbie General (2). Time - 2:41.009

B-FEATURE (8 laps - Top 7 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 16 Jeremy May (6), 2. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (7), 3. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (12), 4. 28 Jim Lampman (11), 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (15), 6. 24 Dan Nanticoke (13), 7. 49h Jerry Hill (4), 8. 38 Terry Martin (10), 9. 97 Max Chechalk (1), 10. 53 Logan Shwedyk (14), 11. 166 Thomas Martin (8), 12. 64 Brandon McFerran (5), DNF. 00 Robbie General (9), DNF. 52 Tony Fraser (3), DNS. Kacey Huffman (2). Time - 2:47.599

----------------------------------------------------------- GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (12 entries) Front row starter Joe DeBoer took the lead early in the non-stop Bomber race and went on to claim his first win of the season. Wayde Thorne took a hard-fought runner-up finish, followed by Jerry Burnham, Paul Longboat, and Dusty DeBoer.

Dusty Deboer now holds a 15 point lead in the championship standings over Burnham.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 42 Joe DeBoer (2) 2. 6 Wayde Thorne (3) 3. 14 Jerry Burnham (5) 4. 188 Paul Longboat (8) 5. 23 Dusty Deboer (9) 6. 95 Mark Thorne (4) 7. 26 Ashton Reekie (11) 8. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (7) 9. 155 Dustin Longboat (1) 10. 32 Gillian Hils (12) 11. 8 Adam Nigh (6) 12. 82 Adam Taylor (10)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 42 Joe DeBoer (2), 2. 95 Mark Thorne (4), 3. 155 Dustin Longboat (1), 4. 14 Jerry Burnham (5), 5. 6 Wayde Thorne (3), 6. 8 Adam Nigh (6)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 188 Paul Longboat (2), 2. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (1), 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (3), 4. 26 Ashton Reekie (6), 5. 32 Gillian Hils (4), 6. 82 Adam Taylor (5)

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Friday, July 31 - NO RACING

Friday, August 7 - Weekly Racing - “CORR/PAK VS. ESS” Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance presents: - Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars vs. Empire Super Sprints 25 - Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars 15 - Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks 20 - HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15 - Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers 12

----------------------------------------------------------- TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants presents weekly Micro Sprint racing at Ohsweken Speedway. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: PRICE-MILLER, WILLIAMSON, SHANTZ, & BAZUIN TAKE BURGER BARN NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS WINS

by Tommy Goudge (July 27, 2015) – 81 drivers signed in to race in the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Monday. Parker Price-Miller, Mat Williamson, Josh Shantz, and Mark Bazuin visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA BURGER BARN NORTHERN SUMMER NATIONALS TOTAL ENTRIES - 81

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (17 entries) Shane Ross got the better of polesitter Parker Price-Miller at the start of the 360 Sprint Car feature, and led the first 5 laps before Price-Miller made what turned out to be the feature-winning move. Mark Smith, Glenn Styres, and Mitch Brown raced hard for the third position before Smith got clear of them and passed Ross for the second position on lap 7. Ross had an issue with his safety equipment and drove through the pit area two laps later, losing a lap in the process and handing the third position to Styres.

Price-Miller and Smith pulled away from the rest of the field, with Smith occasionally closing the gap as they worked through slower traffic. Tyler Hendricks brought out the only yellow flag of the race on lap 16 when he spun off the track in turn 2. Smith wasn't able to do make a move on the leader when the race restarted, and Price-Miller went on to claim his second Ohsweken Speedway victory in as many attempts. Smith closed the gap at the end, but settled for the runner-up spot by a margin of 0.924 seconds, followed by Styres, Brown, and Jason Barney.

The win was worth $3,000 to Price-Miller, and guaranteed that he will start no worse than 8th in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature in September.

Styres now has the lead in the championship standings, with Brown 2 points behind, and Todd Hoddick 8 points further back.

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 67 Parker Price-Miller (1) 2. 55 Mark Smith (4) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (6) 4. 10 Mitch Brown (3) 5. 87 Jason Barney (7) 6. 80 Chris Steele (9) 7. 19 Cory Turner (10) 8. 67c Steve Collins (11) 9. 49 Todd Hoddick (8) 10. 5 Keith Dempster (13) 11. 11 Jamie Turner (15) 12. 14h Jim Huppunen (16) 13. 3r Shane Ross (2) 14. 91 Ryan Turner (12) 15. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5) DNF. 94z Stan Zanchin (14) DNS. 77 Dain Naida (17) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Shane Ross (1-5), Parker Price-Miller (6-25)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 87 Jason Barney (1), 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks (4), 3. 0 Glenn Styres (5), 4. 49 Todd Hoddick (6), 5. 67 Parker Price-Miller (8), 6. 91 Ryan Turner (2), 7. 94z Stan Zanchin (3), 8. 11 Jamie Turner (7), DNS. 77 Dain Naida (9). Time - 1:56.085

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 3r Shane Ross (2), 2. 10 Mitch Brown (4), 3. 80 Chris Steele (1), 4. 19 Cory Turner (3), 5. 55 Mark Smith (8), 6. 67c Steve Collins (5), 7. 5 Keith Dempster (7), 8. 14h Jim Huppunen (6). Time - 1:56.803

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

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): 3r Shane Ross

----------------------------------------------------------- DIRTcar 358 MODIFIEDS (14 entries) The only 358 Modified race of the Ohsweken season produced 6 lead changes among 4 different drivers, and a repeat winner in Mat Williamson. Tyler McPherson pulled away early in the race after a brief joust with polesitter Chad Brachmann, while Mike Bowman used the outside line to slice through the field after starting 7th. Brachmann had his hands full with Mark D'Ilario, with Bowman joining the fight for the second position on lap 5.

Several yellow flags in the middle portion of the race brought Brachmann back into the fight for the lead. Brachmann used the outside line to take the lead from McPherson after the restarts, while D'Ilario and Brandon Easey both crashed out of top 5 spots. Bowman continued to pound the outside groove and passed Brachmann for the lead on lap 17. He immediately pulled away by several car lengths, and looked to have the race in hand.

Williamson had fallen as far back as 6th earlier in the race, but he was up to 3rd on lap 22 when Bowman's right front wheel locked up and caused him to spin off the end of turn 3. Brachmann chose the outside line for the restart, with Williamson lining up to his inside, and 9th starter Erick Rudolph up to 3rd. Williamson used a slide job to take the lead, leaving Brachmann to fend off Rudolph and 13th starter Bill Bleich. Williamson went on to win by 0.582 seconds, with Rudolph edging out Brachmann for the runner-up spot, followed by Bleich and McPherson.

A-FEATURE (30 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 6 Mat Williamson (4) 2. 19c Erick Rudolph (9) 3. 3 Chad Brachmann (1) 4. 108 Bill Bleich, Sr. (13) 5. 777 Tyler McPherson (2) 6. 72 Tommy Flannigan (5) 7. 38 Scott Wood (12) 8. 08 Mark D’Ilario (6) 9. 28 Todd Gordon (14) 10. 74 David Flannigan, Jr. (11) 11. 22 Travis Miller (10) 12. 19j Brett Clarke (8) DNF. 71 Mike Bowman (7) DNF. 06 Brandon Easey (3) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Tyler McPherson (1, 3-12), Chad Brachmann (2, 13-16), Mike Bowman (17-21), Mat Williamson (22-30)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions): Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 777 Tyler McPherson (1), 2. 72 Tommy Flannigan (2), 3. 6 Mat Williamson (4), 4. 71 Mike Bowman (7), 5. 19c Erick Rudolph (3), 6. 74 David Flannigan, Jr. (5), 7. 108 Bill Bleich, Sr. (6). Time - 2:15.484

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions): Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 06 Brandon Easey (1), 2. 08 Mark D’Ilario (2), 3. 3 Chad Brachmann (5), 4. 19j Brett Clarke (4), 5. 22 Travis Miller (3), 6. 38 Scott Wood (7), 7. 28 Todd Gordon (6). No Time

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (13 entries) Josh Shantz parlayed a front row starting spot into his second Crate Sprint Car feature win in 4 days Ohsweken. Shantz took the lead early, while polesitter Aaron Turkey and 4th place starter Alex Hill made contact entering the first turn after completing the first lap. Turkey was able to keep going, but Hill's car suffered damage, and she slid into the infield on the backstretch after contact with Mike Thorne. Hill was out of the race, while Thorne's crew changed a flat right rear tire and got him back in the race.

12th starter Dylan Westbrook advanced 3 positions on the first lap, and then quickly moved to 3rd in the next 2 laps after the race restarted. Westbrook moved past Ed Green and into the second position on lap 5, and set his sights on Shantz until contact with the wall did some damage to Westbrook's car. Westbrook maintained the second spot, but it was clear that he did not have the same pace. Shantz drove to the win by 2.473 seconds over Westbrook, 11th starter Jake Brown, Green, and Turkey.

Westbrook now enjoys a 33 point advantage over Brown in the championship standings.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 18 Josh Shantz (2) 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (12) 3. 1-10 Jake Brown (11) 4. 54 Ed Green (5) 5. 68 Aaron Turkey (1) 6. 00 Mark Czuba (10) 7. 4 Mack DeMan (13) 8. 9 Steve Lyons (7) 9. 12 Brad Herron (6) 10. 55 Mike Thorne (3) 11. 1 Holly Porter (8) DNF. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (9) DNF. 77x Alex Hill (4) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Josh Shantz (1-20)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (1), 2. 77x Alex Hill (5), 3. 54 Ed Green (3), 4. 18 Josh Shantz (2), 5. 55 Mike Thorne (4), 6. 12 Brad Herron (6), 7. 4 Mack DeMan (7). Time - 1:36.465

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6), 2. 1 Holly Porter (2), 3. 1-10 Jake Brown (5), 4. 00 Mark Czuba (4), 5. 9 Steve Lyons (1), 6. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (3). Time - 1:36.216

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): 1 Holly Porter - 15.797 seconds

 

 

J.D. Johnson a Hutch Nationals Sprint Car Champion!

Hutchinson, Kansas – July 25, 2015 - J.D. Johnson took advantage of scheduled outside front row starter Jack Dover’s misfortune to claim his second career Hutchinson Grand Nationals sprint car championship as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division tackled the famed half-mile Kansas State Fairgrounds oval in Hutchinson, Kansas on Saturday night during the 59th running of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutch Nationals presented by Mel Hambelton Ford.

It all kicked off on Friday night with a twelve lap “A” dash, that would set up Saturday night’s championship feature line ups, and it was Jeremy Campbell holding off a hard charging Dover at the line to earn the right to start on the pole for this prestigious event.

During pre-race ceremony where drivers from all three NCRA divisions conducted a four-wide salute to the fans precluding the sprint car championship feature, Dover, scheduled to start on the outside front row, retired to the infield with mechanical gremlins, thus ending his attempt at three straight Hutch Nationals championships.

Dover’s misfortune was Johnson’s good fortune as this moved the driver of the Whitehead Motorsports #8w to the outside front row for the twenty lap feature finale.

When the green flag fell for the twenty lap feature, Johnson quickly grabbed the lead from Campbell and never looked back as the race went green to checkered with Johnson claiming the $3000 paycheck and his second career Hutch Nationals championship, the first coming back in 2006.

Campbell strong weekend ended with a second place finish while current point leader C.J Johnson continued his string top five finishes (six) as he would finish third. Tenth starting Danny Jennings, a former two-time Hutch Nationals champion, would come home fourth while fourteenth starting Danny Wood replaced the motor he blew in Friday night’s dash to round out the top five.

NCRA Sprint Cars

Kansas State Fairgrounds/Hutchinson, Kansas

July 24-25, 2015

16 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Jeremy Campbell, 2) Keith Meyer, 3) Raymond Seeman, 4) J.D. Johnson, 5) Billy Alley, 6) Don Droud Jr., 7) Ty Williams, 8) Danny Jennings

2nd Heat: 1) C.J Johnson, 2) Jack Dover, 3) Josh Fairbank, 4) Danny Wood, 5) Jeff Stasa, 6) Jake Greider, 7) Jon Freeman, 8) Taylor Forbes

Friday Night “A” Dash: 1) Jeremy Campbell, 2) Jack Dover, 3) C.J Johnson, 4) JD Johnson, 5) Don Droud Jr., 6) Keith Meyer, 7) Jeff Stasa, 8) Raymond Seeman, 9) Billy Alley, 10) Danny Jennings, 11) Josh Fairbank, 12) Jake Greider, 13) Jon Freeman, 14) Danny Wood, 15) Ty Williams

Saturday Night Championship Feature: 1) J.D. Johnson, 2) Jeremy Campbell, 3) C.J. Johnson, 4) Danny Jennings, 5) Danny Wood, 6) Don Droud Jr., 7) Keith Meyer, 8) Jon Freeman, 9) Raymond Seeman, 10) Jeff Stasa, 11) Josh Fairbank, 12) Ty Williams, 13) Jake Greider, 14) Billy Alley, 15) Randy Woodside, 16) Jack Dover

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway, Farmington, MO

 (7-25-15) Race ecap - 50% chance of rain is the most frustrating forecast when it comes to dirt track racing. That's what we woke up to Saturday morning - cloudy skies and a 50% chance of rain. So, will it or won't it? Will we race or will we get rained on. Well, Mother Nature may have taken a hint by now, and maybe, just maybe, she knows the ol' cowboy Brian Blair won't back down, so rather than causing a ruckus with the weather, she just saddled up and rode on out giving way to clear blue skies, a nice breeze, and a whole lot of fun here at the Fastest Bullring in Missouri!! Some of our future drivers brought their caged race karts out to display and hang out. Gage Montgomery and his #79 Kart, Garrett Ward and his #87, and the #35 of Makenzie Sikes showed off their karts and let other kids sit climb in and check them out while Canyon front-man Matt Pratt performed live music, in what felt like a pre-race party behind the main grandstands. We welcomed the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the POWRi Speedway Motors Outlaw Micro Series this week, as they came and joined the 410 Winged Sprints, who raced for $2,000 to win, and the rest of our regular classes - A Mods, B Mods and Pure Streets. Last years POWRi Midget A-Main winner Darren Hagen, from Riverside, CA, got there early and brought his trophy from the year before. Armed with that trophy and a sharpie, he made his way over to the main grandstands to hang out with some fans during the pre-race activities, and he found a group of children who were there early and excited about the nights show. Darren signed the trophy and gave it to the kids, and hung out for some pics before heading back to the pit area to prep for the nights events. Maybe that was just good karma, because Darren and his #17 BOSS Chassis picked up the first POWRi Heat Race win, followed by the 57D of Daniel Robinson and BOSS Chassis teammate the 7 of Austin Brown. Heat Race 2 was won by the 55 of Nick Knepper, followed by the 5D of Zach Daum and the 1T of Tony Roney. The Midget A-Main looked to be a battle between Hagen and Daum, but about half way into the race, Daum's car began to fade. Hagen had his work cut out for him too, with a hard charging Andrew Felker coming up behind him, and getting a flat right rear tire with 2 laps to go, somehow Darren was able to hold on to it and go on to win over the 11A of Andrew Felker and teammate Austin Brown in the 7. This would be Darren Hagen's 2nd trip into the grandstands, this time jumping the fence and going up to find a young race fan to give his race gloves to, along with lots of high fives with many fans. Lots of drivers pulling double duty in many classes. Austin Brown and Tucker Klaasmeyer were a couple of those guys, and driver Joe B. Miller racing in 3 classes was sure to make him sleep well, racing both POWRi classes and the 410 Sprints. It was a special night for POWRi Speedway Motors Outlaw Micro Series 2014 Rookie of the Year, driver of the Lucas Oil sponsored #9 BOSS Chassis, Austin Stewart, having 4 generations on hand for this race. Driver Austin, Mother Kim Stewart, Grandmother Donna Thomas, and 91 year old Great-Grandmother Dorris Thomas. Racing in the Micro division had a mix of POWRi Series drivers, and Doe Run Raceway drivers all coming to take a shot at the win. Aaron Andruskevitch (21) was the winner of Micro Heat 1, with the 08c of Allen Cope 2nd, and the 27 of Tucker Klaasmeyer 3rd. Heat Race 2 winner was the 2b of Nathan Benson, followed by the 13k of Chris King and the 3b of Shelby Bosie. Heat Race 3 winner was the 42 of Andy Bishop, followed by the 51b of Joe B. Miller and the 15u of Willie Urish. Nathan Benson went on to win the A-Main over Aaron Andruskevitch, 77w of Joey Wirth, the 3 of Ayrton Gennetten, and 51b of Joe B. Miller.

The 410 Sprint class brought 23 cars to duke it out for the $2,000 check. The #2 of Keith Burch was the winner of the first of three Heat Races, with the 12x of Joey Montgomery in 2nd, and the 7c of Joe B. Miller 3rd. Adam Parmely picked up the win in Heat 2 in his #21p over the 79j of Jacob Patton and the 32 of Tim Montgomery. Dustin Adams saved a wild and scary incident after his right rear tire went flat, causing Dustin to put on an acrobatics clinic down the back straight and up onto the wall. Somehow, he saved it and put his #3 back down on all fours. With lots of damage, the team got to work and got Dustin back out for the A-Main. The third and final Heat Race was won by the o5 of Brad Loyet, followed by the 67 of Joey Boyd and the 97 of Tommy Worley, Jr. The Dash set the first three rows of the A-Main line-up, and that order was 12x Joey Montgomery, 79j Jacob Patton, o5 Brad Loyet, 67 Joey Boyd, 21p Adam Parmely, and 2 Keith Burch. There were 5 more starting positions that would be determined by the B-Main, and those spots went to 88 Jeff Wurst, 35 Tyler Settlemoir, 14t Jimmy Bridgeman, 90 Patrick Budde, and the 9x of Brad Yoder. Joey Montgomery went on to win the A-Main and the $2,000 payday, with Brad Loyet finishing 2nd, Tommy Worley Jr 3rd, Joey Boyd 4th, and Keith Burch 5th.

Brent Thompson won the first of two A-Modified Heats in his familiar #18, with the 25s of Mike Savage finishing 2nd and the 45 of Matt Dotson 3rd. The 53 of Matt Eaton was the winner of Heat 2, crossing the line before the 36 of Billy Smith and the 26 of Kasey Nations. Nations fought back and won the dash over Dotson, Thompson, Smith, Eaton, and Savage. Nations led the first few laps before his car began to slightly fade, and Thompson got by. At the end of the 20 lapper, it was Thompson in victory lane with Smith 2nd, Eaton 3rd, Nations 4th, and the 717 of Tim Nash in 5th.

In the B-Modified class, it appeared Dusty Homan was getting used to his new #29 car, as he picked up Heat Race 1 win over “The Hustler” Kenny Harris in car 69 and the 70 of Mark Crady. Heat 2 went to the 05 of Mike Savage, with 1 Shane Blair in hot pursuit finishing 2nd and the 3d of Lou Driemeier finishing 3rd. Randy Forster carried the checkers at the end of Heat 3, with the 8 of Shannon Burch 2nd and the 10x of Kyle Jarrett in 3rd. Savage came back and won the Feature over the 4g of Eddie Gross, 29 of Homan, 1 of Blair, and the 69 of Harris.

Ryan Williams got another Heat Race Win in the Pure Street division over the 71 of Joe Merrit and the 81h of Mike Hurst. Jason Neel picked up another Heat Race win as well in his 94 machine, beating out the 43x of Robbie Williams and the 00 of David Baker. Neel also went on to win the Pure Street Feature over Robbie Williams, Mike Hurst, 32 Robert Hicks, and the 00 of David Baker.

It was a fun night of racing, and give-aways included passes to the upcoming Washington County Fair, and 2 pair of tickets to the World of Outlaws Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I55 on Saturday, August 8th, compliments of Ray Marler, Owner and Promoter at I55.

We will be off for the next 2 weeks, with the St. Francois County Fair this week (including ATV & Lawnmower Races on Thursday night, and the Monster Truck Invasion Friday Night), and the World of Outlaws Ironman 55 next week at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I55. We will be back in action on Saturday August 15th with another $5 Night at the races!! Hope to see you there!! Stay cool!!

Race Results 7/25/2015

PURE STREETS HEAT 1 1. 34 RYAN WILLIMAS 2. 71 JOE MERRITT 3. 81H MIKE HURST 4. 96 JOHN CARRIGAN 5. 32X BRAD CALLAHAN

HEAT 2 1. 94 JASON NEEL 2. 43X ROBBIE WILLIAMS 3. 00 DAVID BAKER 4. 32 ROBERT HICKS

FEATURE 1. 94 JASON NEEL 2. 43X ROBBIE WILLIAMS 3. 84H MIKE HURST 4. 32 ROBERT HICKS 5. 00 DAVID BAKER 6. 96 JOHN CARRIGAN 7. 32X BRAD CALLAHAN 8. 71 JOE MERRITT(NF) 9. 34 RYAN WILLIAMS (NF)

BMODS

HEAT1 1. 29 DUSTY HOMAN 2. 69 KENNY HARRIS 3. 70 MARK CRADY 4. 4G EDDIE GROSS 5. 28B PAUL BUTLER 6. 27W JEREMY WELBORN 7. 11 CHARLES ALLENDER

HEAT2 1. 05 MIKE SAVAGE 2. 1 SHANE BLAIR 3.3D LOU DRIEMEIER 4.24 MATT DENOYER 5.77T JIMMY THURMAN 6. 57 ROB UMFLEET 7. 42 LARRY BAKER

HEAT3 1. R7 RANDY FORSTER 2. 8 SHANNON BURCH 3. 10X KYLE JARRETT 4. 2 ERIC SARAKAS 5. 12 KALEB JONES 6. 81P ROBERT PRICE 7. 44 DARYLL DICKERSON

FEATURE 1. 05 MIKE SAVAGE 2. 4G EDDIE GROSS 3. 29 DUSTY HOMAN 4. 1 SHANE BLAIR 5. 69 KENNY HARRIS 6. 8 SHANNON BURCH 7. 24 MATT DENOYER 8. 70 MARK CRADY 9. 10X KYLE JARRETT 10. 2 ERIC SARAKAS 11. 12 KALEB JONES 12. 28B PAUL BUTLER 13. 42 LARRY BAKER 14. R7 RANDY FORSTER (NF) 15. 27W JEREMY WELBORN (NF) 16. 3D LOU DRIEMEIER (NF) 17. 57 ROB UMFLEET (NF) 18. 81P ROBERT PRICE (NF) 19. 44 DARYLL DICKERSON (NF) 20. 11 CHARLES ALLENDER(NS)

A MODS

HEAT 1 1. 18 BRENT THOMPSON 2. 25S MIKE SAVAGE 3. 45 MATT DOTSON 4. 227 BOBBY DESPAIN 5. 2 DREW HENDERSON 6. 10R TIM RADFORD 7. 97 JOHN RATHGEBER 8. 12M BEN GERDES

HEAT 2 1. 53 MATT EATON 2. 36 BILLY SMITH 3. 26 KASEY NATIONS 4. 717 TIM NASH 5. 56 JEFF ASHER 6. 26J JEFF FORHWITTER 7. 32C CHRIS HAYS 8. 47 CHUCK HUFF

DASH 1. 26 KASEY NATIONS 2. 45 MATT DOTSON 3. 18 BRENT THOMPSON 4. 36 BILLY SMITH 5. 53 MATT EATON 6. 25S MIKE SAVAGE

FEATURE 1. 18 BRENT THOMPSON 2. 36 BILLY SMITH 3. 53 MATT EATON 4. 26 KASEY NATION 5. 717 TIM NASH 6. 25S MIKE SAVAGE 7. 45 MATT DOTSON 8. 227 BOBBY DESPAIN 9. 56 JEFF ASHER 10. 26J JEFF FORHWITTER 11. 32C CHRIS HAYS 12. 10T TIM RADFORD 13. 2 DREW HENDERSON 14. 47 CHUCK HUFF 15. 97 JOHN RATHGEBER 16. 12M BEN GERDES

MICROS (Series only gave us feature results)

FEATURE 1. 2B NATHAN BENSON 2. 21 AARON ANDRUSKEVITCH 3. 77W JOEY WIRTH 4. 3 ARYTON GENNETTEN 5. 51B JOE B. MILLER 6. 27 TUCKER KLAASMEYER 7. 1 AUSTIN BROWN 8. 3B SHELBY BOSIE 9. 08C ALLEN COPE 10. 13K CHRISTOPHER KING 11. 22S SKATER HELT 12. 15U WILLIE URISH 13. 28 BILLY BEARD 14. 10K BILLY TRIPP 15. 95J JOSH FISHER 16. 9 AUSTIN STEWART 17. 18 STEVE FINN 18. 46 ZAC TAYLOR 19. 67 BRIAN WAMPLER 20. 42 ANDREW BISHOP

MIDGETS (Series only gave us Feature Results) FEATURE 1. 17 DARREN HAGEN 2. 11A ANDREW FELKER 3. 7 AUSTIN BROWN 4. 1T TONY RONEY 5. 55 NICK KNEPPER 6. 50 DANIEL ADLER 7. 32 GARRETT AITKEN 8. 57D DANIEL ROBINSON 9. 5D ZACH DAUM 10. 5H JOE B. MILLER 11. 5H MATT PONDER 12. 27 TUCKER KLAASMEYER 13. 9K KYLE SCHUETT

SPRINTS HEAT1 1. 2 KEITH BURCH 2. 12X JOEY MONTGOMERY 3. 7C JOE B. MILLER 4. 72 KEVIN PETTY 5. 16G SCOTTIE GRATZMACHER 6. 35 TYLER SETTLEMOIR 7. 19X JEFF MASSON 88 JEFF WURST (NF)

HEAT2 1.21P ADAM PARMELEY 2. 79J JACOB PATTON 3. 32 TIMMY MONTGOMERY 4. 3 DUSTIN ADAMS 5. 99 TIM TAYLOR 6. 606 CARL FINDER(NF) 7. 55 ANDREW PHILLIPS(NF) 8. 14T JIMMY BRIDGMAN(NF)

HEAT 3 1. 05 BRAD LOYETT 2. 67 JOEY BOYD 3. 97 TOMMY WORLEY 4. 2K RYAN KEMPIN 5. 9 RUSTY TANNER 6. 90 PATRCK BUDDE 7. 9X BRAD YODER

DASH 1. 12X JOEY MONTGOMERY 2. 79J JACOB PATTON 3. 05 BRAD LOYETT 4. 67 JOEY BOYD 5. 21P ADAM PAREMLEY 6. KEITH BURCH (NF)

B-MAIN 1. 88 JEFF WURST 2. 35 TYLER SETTLEMOIR 3. 14T JIMMY BRIDGEMAN 4. 90 PATRICK BUDDE 5. 9X BRAD YODER 6. 606 CARL FINDER 7. 19X JEFF MASSON 8. 55 ANDREW PHILLIPS

FEATURE 1. 12X JOEY MONTGOMERY 2.05 BRAD LOYETT 3. 97 TOMMY WORLEY 4. 67 JOEY BOYD 5.2 KEITH BURCH 6. 32 TIMMY MONTGOMERY 7. 88 JEFF WURST 8. 79J JACOB PATTON 9. 7C JOE B. MILLER 10. 16G SCOTTIE GRETZMACHER 11.21P ADAM PARMELEY 12. 14T JIMMY BRIDGEMAN 13. 3 DUSTIN ADAMS 14. 9X BRAD YODER 15. 99 TIM TAYLOR 16. 9 RUSTY TANNER 17. 90 PATRICK BUDDE 18. 72 KEVIN PETTY(NF) 19. 2K RYAN KEMPIN(NF0 20. 35 TYLER SETTLEMOIR(NF)

 

 

Dustin Smith Grabs BOSS Sprint Win

Tyler County Speedway

July 27, 2015

A history making night was enjoyed at the 'Bullring' as the Tyler County Speedway hosted the Mo Vaughn Transport BOSS Sprints. It was the first time traditional non wing sprint cars raced in West Virginia since July 4th, 1969. Seventeen cars signed in for battle on the fast ¼ mile oval. Preliminary heat races were won by Dustin Smith, Brandon Spithaler, and Aaron Middaugh.

The 25 lap main event was brought to the green flag by Wampum, Pennsylvania driver Joe Butera along with Harrison, Ohio's "J-O" Justin Owen. From the start, Owen jumped out to the early lead and set a blistering pace in search of his first career sprint car victory. However, 4th and 5th starting Brandon Spithaler and Dustin Smith were battling for second and searching for bite all over the bullring oval.

The race's only caution flag flew on lap # 4 when Steve Little spun and collected Kirk Jeffries, Scott Hardman and Adam Miller in the melee on the backstretch. Miller and Hardman were able to make repairs in the Buckeye Machine and Fab work area and return to competition.

On the restart, Justin Owen again jumped out to a big lead and appeared to be destined for that elusive first career victory. But Dustin Smith in the Dom's Gulf #77 was dialing his car in as the laps clicked away and began to find some drive off the bottom of the track. On lap 17, Smith got by race runner-up Spithaler and set his sites on Owen who was about to catch lapped traffic. Over the next 6 circuits, Smith closed the gap to battle for the lead.

Just when it was about to get interesting, onto the scene popped the "Guilford Gasser" Shawn Westerfeld, who had started 8th and appeared to have the fastest car on the track. With 2 laps remaining, Owen led the pack into turn one with Smith to the bottom and Westerfeld on the top they were 3 wide for the lead!

Something had to give! And it did, with Smith and Owen making racing contact, Owen did a 360 spin taking Westerfeld with him. The race stayed green as Spithaler raced by the synchronized spinners and into 2nd. At the finish, it was Smith followed by Spithaler, with Owen recovering to finish 3rd. Mike "The Magic Man" Miller was able to get to 4th with Westerfeld recovering from his spin to finish 5th.

Opening night feature winner Derek Doll dominated the 'JR Excavating Late Models presented by Midcap Land and Timber' feature event. He and fellow front row starter Steve Weigle banged wheels on the opening lap's lead battle before Doll sped away from the pack. Sonny Conley swept past Weigle to take control of second near the mid-race point but was no match for Doll.

Ryan Payne looked poised to win his season first 'Peoples Bank' FASTRAK Late Model feature. Battling Joel Prosser in the early laps, Payne settled in to a comfortable lead before 5th starting Daniel Hill started to reel the race leader in. A caution with a handful of circuits remaining brought the field to Payne's back bumper, and upon the restart Payne seemed to have the answer for everything Hill threw at him. Hill made one last run at the race leader as the pair of Greenwood, WV native's pulled even in the final turn. Payne swung high and Hill tried a more direct route off the corner, with Hill winning by a car length in a finish that had the fans on their feet.

The '2 Brothers Motorsports' Modified feature may rightfully go down in track history as the closest finish ever. After a pair of failed attempts to start the race, a single file start was ordered. Dash winner Tommy Powell led Mike 'Bird' Wilson and Brent Trimble to the green, and slowly gained separation from the heated battle for second. While Wilson and Trimble swapped the runner-up spot, Powell built a healthy advantage. Wilson found the track's cushion to his liking, eventually wrestled the position away from Trimble and tracked down Powell just as a late race caution waved. The final 4 circuits were as good as racing gets, with Wilson rim-riding and Powell running the track's middle lane. Side by side and swapping the point at various spots on the track, the lead duo had the fans on the edge of the seats. The entire final lap was a dead heat from the white flag until crossing over the transponder's scoring loop. In a race that was every bit as close as witnessed, Powell's 'Kapple Automotive' #56 earned his season first win in a finish that electronic scoring showed to be only 0.001 seconds difference between he and runner-up Wilson. Trimble, Thomas Sigler and Chad Smith rounded out the top 5.

Mick Baker stalked leader Roland Bell before making the race winning pass near the mid-point and holding off Bell's repeated challenges the remaining laps in the EDGE Hot Mod main. Kenny Isner was third, and Travis Thomas turned back Darren Glover in the photo finish that rounded out the tightly bunched top 5.

Josh Baldwin shook off the gremlins that have plagued him all year in winning the 'Chris Metz State Farm Insurance' Mod-Lite main event presented by Cedar Run Farms. Baldwin held off the late race charge of team mate Ryan Saffell in leading flag to flag in the 15 lapper.

April Tennant had bolted to the race lead ahead of Donnie Wamsley in the 'Lipps Towing FWD 4 cylinder' division with the pack running in a tight single file formation when the red flag flew for Timothy Harlan who had pounded the wall after suffering a flat tire. Needing to be transported due to complaints of arm pain, the feature was declared official and Tennant would have her second feature win of the season.

In the JJK Mineral MWRA Feature events it was the 13D of Dalton Anderson and the 21T of Tristen Borkoski picking up a pair of wins in the 'Youth League of Auto Racing'.

Be sure to join us once again at the 'Bullring' for our next event which is the Annual Kick off to the Tyler County Fair on Sunday, August 2nd. A jam packed night of action will see the prestigious running of the Bud Weigle Memorial for Super Late Models paying $2,000 to win along with the running of the 11th Annual Dickson Classic for the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour, plus racing in all other classes. Gates open at 4, with the action getting underway at 6:45.

J&R Excavating Super Late Models presented by Midcap Land & Timber Feature Results: Derek Doll, Sonny Conley, Steve Weigle, Ricky Conley, Travis Brown, Greg Gellner, Johnny Vandale, Paul Ivory, DNS: Levi Flesher, Tony Musolino

Peoples Bank FASTRAK Late Model Feature Results: Daniel Hill, Ryan Payne, Joel Prosser, Kris Southern, Danny Thomas, Brett Benedum, Troy Frazier, Jamie America, Eddie Starkey, Todd Chicklo, Tyler Stutler

Two Brothers Motorsports Modified Feature Results: Tommy Powell, Bird Wilson, Brent Trimble, Tom Sigler, Chad Smith, Codi Eaton, Todd Higgins, Josh Cramer, Kevin Dotson, Brad Clark, Mark Deitch, Ron Clevenger

 

 

Justin Sanders holds off late surge from Bud Kaeding to claim sixth Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo win of the year on Friday

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – July 27, 2015…It definitely didn’t come easy for Justin Sanders on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway, but the 22-year-old hung tough and held off a charging Bud Kaeding to score his sixth Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo win of the season.

The victory for Sanders extended his point lead to 93-markers with just four events remaining on the schedule and came aboard his North County Plastering/ Lancaster Locksmith No. 17 machine. By way of his win Sanders also locks himself into the 55th Johnny Key Classic, joining Shane Golobic, Jonathan Allard, Andy Forsberg and Greg Decaires as drivers already in the field.

“I’m pretty excited to be up here because we weren’t quite as good in the feature as we have been all year,” Sanders said. “I definitely had to work for that one and when I saw Bud coming I had to get my elbows up. I want to thank everyone that helps out and supports this team. We’ve just had a magical season and it’s been a lot of fun. Locking into the Johnny Key Classic is a huge deal so I couldn’t be happier.”

Sanders got the jump in the feature and led the early stages over Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi. Another wide & racy track was seen in the main event and the drivers up front put on a good show for the fans once again. Fresno’s Kyler Shaw won the dash, but elected to take the back row challenge for the A-main. He got up to as high as seventh, before a spin relegated him to the rear of the field just before the halfway point. Shaw would eventually finish 10th.

With Scelzi trying to find a way by Sanders, Bud Kaeding and Andy Forsberg also made their presence known. On lap 12 Kaeding would make his way by Scelzi on a restart for second, with Forsberg following along as well. Another restart on lap 13 would see a very fast Forsberg get by Kaeding and then go to work on Sanders. The Auburn driver battled for the lead with Sanders to the delight of the crowd, but the Ocean Sprints point leader was able to keep him at bay.

With nine laps to go Kaeding got back by Forsberg for second and spent the remainder trying to track down Sanders. Racing through traffic coming for the white flag Sanders caught the cushion just enough to slow his momentum, which allowed Kaeding the chance to sneak to his inside. Sanders had the preferred line though and hit his marks to fend off the challenge, taking the checkered by 0.570 seconds over Kaeding.

Scelzi made a lap 25 pass to claim third, with Forsberg finishing fourth and Brad Furr making a final corner move to round out the top-five. Fremont’s Dustin Golobic looked very racy and just missed out on a top-five effort, finishing sixth. Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema was seventh, Fresno’s Koen Shaw earned the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award by coming from 17th to eighth, with Morgan Hills Nicholas Ringo and Kyler Shaw completing the top-10. Full results are available at www.racepmg.com

Kyler Shaw won his third dash of the year, while the two heat races were picked off by Kurt Nelson & Jerry Bonnema. Andy Forsberg kicked-off the night by setting his first Ray Scheidt’s Electric fast time of the season with a clocking of 11.684 around the quarter-mile. Forsberg during the night was aboard the Joe Von Schriltz 121 Sprinter and looked strong all evening.

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will now have this coming Friday off, before resuming action on Friday August 7 for round 13.

The front gate at Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm on Friday night August 7 with hot laps at 5:30pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. The pit gate will open at 2pm. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $13 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55.

The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Bullet Proof Energy Drink, Flowmaster and Kaeding Performance for their support.

 

 

Rivest, Sorce, Goeden and Schmidt Win at PDTR

7-25-2015 Plymouth, WI Amy Juech

Cellcom Outlaw Compacts were first out this evening and had driver introductions. Ryan Mueller and Chris Maas were on the front row to set the pace for this 15 lap feature. Ryan Mueller spun himself out in front of the field, corrects his car and continues with no caution. Chris Maas pulled out to lead lap one with Brody Rivest tight behind. Rivest gained control of the field after some bumper taps between the two and a friendly reminderfrom the flagman shaking the black flag at both drivers. Rivest was lapping traffic of Charles Raabe by lap 5. Donnie Welch and NorbRivestcompete for fourth place. Rivest has a front stretch lead over second place Chris Maas. Chris Maas taps and takes out lapped car of Ryan Mueller sending both drivers to the rear for the first and only caution. Rivest remained in control on the restart with Scott Schlafke in tow. When the checkers flew it was Brody Rivest (Sheboygan) crossing first followed by Scott Schlafke (Cleveland), Donnie Welch (Saukville), NorbRivest(Sheboygan) and Chris Maas (Oakfield). Hard Charger was Scott Schlafke passing 6. Heat Winner: Brody Rivest (Sheboygan)

Feldmann Sales and Service Grand Nationals rolled trackside with Steven Weber and Matt Yancey setting the pace. Matt Yancey controlled the field immediately with Steven Weber and Brian Cesar right behind. Tyler Kulow looked to the inside and outside of Steven Weber eventually passing for second until Steven Weber regained second. Matt Loehr spun coming out of turn 4 and came to rest on the infield tires bringing out our first caution. Brian Cesar went to the pits for mechanical reasons. On the restart Jeff Lammers had unfortunate luck spinning in turn 2, sending Melissa Singer and Jonathon Singer both to the pits. New leader Don Sorce Jr. maneuvered past Steven Weber and Tyler Kulow on the restart. Kevin Lubach, Steven Weber and Brian Gilles battle three wide for fifth. Lap 13 Sorce had company of Matt Yancey on the inside looking to lead a lap. Caution waved for water on the track from a possible radiator. Don Sorce controlled the restart and a few brake checks sent both Melissa Singer and Jimmie Evans to the infield for the evening. Tim Simon and Kevin Lubach swap fifth as Matt Loehr and Justin Erickson swap tenth. Tyler Kulow was inside Don Sorce with Brad Lubach ready to advance. Don Sorcehad enough of these close calls and puts the pedal down gaining a car length or more lead over second the next few laps, eventually a front stretch lead over second. Final caution waves on lap 22 for Matt Loehr, Brian Cesar, James Pagel and Justin Erickson collecting each other. Don Sorce did not want a restart; Brad Lubach was touching bumpers with Sorce as they went into turns 1 and 2. Mark Fieber and Richard Hed battle for ninth. Double checkers wave for Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), Brad Lubach (Kiel), TylerKulow(New Holstein) and in order Tim Simon (Fond du Lac), Matt Yancey (Sheboygan) and Brian Gilles (Plymouth) as they cross the checkers three wide. Hard Charger passing 11 was Roger Lee (Wind Lake). B-Main Results: James Pagel (St. Cloud), Matt Loehr (Mt. Calvary), Roger Lee (Wind Lake), Brad Weiss (Cascade), Michael Gilson and Chris Gilson (both Elkhart Lake) Heat Winners: Jeff Lammers (Plymouth), Steven Weber (Plymouth), Brian Cesar (Sheboygan)

Ken Jay Fiedler and Justin Miller set the pace for the AldagHonald Mechanical Sprints 25 lap feature event. Justin Miller wasted no time gaining control of the field. Jim Melis and Kevin Karnitz battle for second and are soon joined by Mitchell Yurmanovich and Brandon McMullen. Justin Miller is driving an exceptional race and came up to lap traffic on lap 10. Mitchell Yurmanovich and lapped car of Tony Wondra touch sending Yurmanovich onto his side bring out a red; manages to get his car back out for the restart. Jim Melis had an amazing restart now second to Justin Miller. Brandon McMullen and Kevin Karnitz swap tenth. Randy Walter and Mitchell Yurmanovich battle for fifteenth. Randy Sippel got a little too high and grazed the turn 2 wall sending sparks flying. Jim Melis passed Justin Miller for the lead; Miller takes the lead back on the back stretch. Jim Melis rallies back and regains control of the field and is unable to pull away from Justin Miller. Donny Goeden just passed Kevin Karnitz and has his sights set on Brandon McMullen. Lapped car of Josh Teunissen spun in turn 1 and Jim Melis has nowhere to go clipping the front of Josh Teunissen resulting in a broken front end. Jim Melis retired to the pits for the evening after having an outstanding race. Donny Goeden maneuvered passed Justin Miller and Brandon McMullen to lead. As the checkers waved it was Donny Goeden(Kewaskum) over Justin Miller (Plymouth), Brandon McMullen (Plymouth), Shane Wenninger(Kewaskum) and Kevin Karnitz (West Bend). Hard Charger passing 10 cars was Donny Goeden. B-Main Results: Kirt Boers (Belleville), Douglas Pietz (Milwaukee), Tony Wondra (Campbellsport), Randy Walter (Cascade), Josh Teunissen(Waldo) and Garrett Timothy (Brownsville) Heat Winners: Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Mitchel Yurmanovich (Cascade), Kevin Karnitz (West Bend)

Johnsonville Sausage Late Models and WDLMA Lucky Seven serious rolled trackside last but not least this evening. Fans witnessed 21 late models start this race and had no clue how it would end 40 laps later. Jim Schmidt and Rick Schefflerled the field to the green, followed by Tim Buhler and Justin Ritchie. Rick Scheffler wasted no time gaining control of the field. TJ Dolhun, Kyle Odekirk and Justin Schmidt battle for seventh. Rick Scheffler is continually trying to hold off Jim Schmidt. Tim Buhler and Justin Ritchie swap third. Rick Scheffler came up to lap traffic on lap 12. Kyle Odekirk left the racing surface to the attention of his crew for mechanical reasons. Taylor Scheffler and Justin Ritchie continually swap fourth. Rick Scheffler is setting a very quick pace for fellow drivers. Jim Letezia and Joel Bennett swap eleventh. Taylor Scheffler and Mitch McGrath battle over fifth. Brad Mueller goes to the inside of TJ Dolhun for seventh. Jim Schmidt is closing in on the Rick Scheffler with the help of lap traffic. Billy Rezutek manages to graze the outside wall a few times scattering his spoiler outside the racing groove. Jim Schmidt passes Rick Scheffler to lead for four laps. Rick Scheffler passed Jim Schimdt back for two laps. As the checkers wave Jim Schmidt (Cleveland) cleared Rick Scheffler(Waukesha) on the low side in turn four to cross the finish line first followed by Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah), Justin Ritchie (New London) and Mitch McGrath (Waukesha). Jim Schmidt also set a new track record for the 40 lap event 10 minutes and 57 seconds. Hard Charger passing 9 was Brad Mueller (Random Lake). Heat Winners: Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah), Jim Schmidt (Cleveland), Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha)

Thank you to Powerhouse Engineering for being the evening’s trophy sponsor. Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Carter, Sell, Clay, Ray, And Hansen Score July 25th Wins At CGS

By Ben Deatherage  Cottage Grove Speedway would have a fantastic evening of racing on Saturday July 25th. The cooler weather was a welcomed change after several weeks of extremely hot temperatures. Classes that were in competition included the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, Quality RV Repair Hornets, and the Late Model Lites.

The Clark Printing Extreme Sprints drivers were driving for some big money as the folks at Herz Precision Parts put up $1,000.00 to the winner. The extra purse would attract teams from the states of Oregon, Washington, and California.

Anderson, California teenager Chelsea Blevins would be very fast for much of the race. Driving her Tri-C Machine #1B A.R.T. she kept her mount out in front and due to the timing of the cautions did not have to deal with lapped traffic.

She would lose the position on lap nineteen to Cottage Grove's Colby Carter. Carter would not be out of the woods just yet as Blevins stayed on his tail tank for much of the remainder of the race. He would stay out in the lead for the rest of the distance to win his second race of the season in the Huddle Automotive Repair/Royal Flush Environmental Services/Oregon West RV/Hedge Carter Gutter Service #71 XXX.

Chelsea Blevins would finish second while the C&H Motorsports/Dave's Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators/Tangible Real Estate Investments #3 Zeitler of Dave Hibbard from Medford was third. Cottage Grove native Patrick Dills would place fourth in his Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law/Oregon State Representative Cedric Ross Hayden/LaChance Kofoid Enterprises/All Seasons Equipment #5D KPC followed by the deyounginc.com/Superior Powdercoating/ODS Synergy Composites/Shark Racing Engines #44 Rocket of Jake Helsel from Monroe, Washington in fifth.

The Late Model main event would be a caution filled feature. Sweet Home chauffeur Kye Frick was the early leader and was on a mission. Frick, in his No Drought Potable Water Service/Oregon Fuel Injection #08 Swartz, would be passed on lap thirteen by Salem's Brady Sell. Sell managed to keep the Left Coast Motorsports/South Pacific Auto Sales and Auto Center/Capital Assets & Paving/Oregon Jamboree #4 Swartz in front and win the race. What was amazing was that in time trials Sell made heavy contact with the outside retaining wall in turn four that put the future of his night in serious jeopardy.

Kye Frick would finish as the runner-up and in third would be the Joel Olson Trucking/Hinkle Fisheries/Spiralz Salon/Drager Performance #8D GRT of Vernonia veteran Doug Davenport. Bend driver Thomas Hunziker finished fourth in his A-1 Roofing/CertainTeed Building Products/Spirit Fueled Racing #38 Victory Circle and behind him in fifth was Salem's Britton Donahoo in the O&O Farms/Kartco Racing #5 MasterSbilt.

The IMCA Sport Mods would see a race dominated by Kolby Clay from Junction City. Driving the Frank Brewer owned West End Performance #16B entry Clay would take the lead on the first lap and stayed there the whole way. It would be his first career win in the IMCA Sport Mods in only his second career start in the class.

The Furniture Options/A-1 Auto Supply/Ashley Family Racing #85 machine of Gene Ashley, from Jasper, was second and Springfield's Jayson Nelson would finish his Quality RV Repair/Pro Auto Works/Springfield Tire Factory #51N BMS in third. The Akin Racing #54 Monster of Scott Akin from Crow would be fourth and Cottage Grove's Tyler Smith was fifth in his Ashley Family Racing/A-1 Auto Supply/Furniture Options/Kirk Racing #73 Harris.

The Quality RV Repair Hornets main event would have several cautions but also plenty of lead changes. Pleasant Hill's Justin Austin would get out to the front early in the Mike Swaim owned Rapid Delivery Service/Bigg Dogg Recycling/DT Machine & Fab/A-1 Auto Supply #22A Toyota Tacoma. Austin would get passed by the Dan's Automotive/South Valley Automotive #4 Nissan 200SX, driven by Dan Jenkinson of Marcola, on lap four. Austin would reclaim the lead on the ninth circuit.

Austin would stay in the desired top position until lap seventeen. The new race leader would be Cottage Grove's Mike Simmons in his Kimwood Enterprises/Industrial Finishes #51N entry. Unfortunately for Simmons he would spin shortly after a restart. This would give Austin the lead back.

Austin would have his hands full in the final laps with two other cars trying to overtake him. Coming to the white flag his right rear tire would go flat and take him out of contention for the win. Springfield driver Daniel Ray was there to capitalize. Ray would cross the line first in the Randy Kuhl owned DT Machine & Fab/Rapid Delivery Service/A-1 Auto Supply/Crump Logging #32 entry. It marked the first occasion that he has every won in the Hornet ranks.

Jim Simmons of Cottage Grove was second in his Kool Beans Espresso/Body Works Salon/Marvin Smith Auto Repair #89 Honda Prelude with the Junction City Muffler Shop/Guaranty Chevrolet/Twisted Bit Arena #23F Nissan Centra of Marcel Forte, from Junction City, in third. The rest of the top five would be made up of K.C. Scott from Springfield in the Dr. Vape Products/Quantum Mechanics/Big B Tire/T.L. Morgan Motors #30 Mazda Protege followed by fifth place finishing Andrew Mathers out of Eugene in his Kiwi Fab/Tomlins Auto & Tire/Trackside Auto Repair/Edge Construction Supply #7 Volvo Wagon.

The Late Model Lites would make their first visit of 2015 to CGS. Portland's Randy Hansen would lead every single lap in the Dave Weselowski owned PDR Solutions #16 car. Second place would belong to Lee Doty of Central Point in his Valley Store All #7 entry while the Stipe Engine Specialties/The Guys Automotive/Tom's Automotive of Prineville pilot Dan Prewitt was third.

Cottage Grove Speedway will be in action on Saturday August 1st for the Wallbanger Cup ran in memory of Mark Howard. This is the biggest Street Stock race of the season and will be attracting some really fast cars. Also racing will be the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, Late Models, and IMCA Modifieds.

Admission prices are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $10.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $5.00, 5 & Under FREE, and a Family Pass (consisting of two adults and up to four youths) is $35.00. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

 

 

Justin Barger Bests Patriot Sprint Tour Field at Woodhull Without Brakes

Rich Vleck, WOODHULL, NY, (July 25, 2015)- Justin Barger winning this July Patriot Sprint Tour race at Woodhull was nothing new, but the hurdles he had to clear to do so were certainly unique.

Barger, of Montrose, NY, scored his 13th career Patriot Sprint Tour win on Saturday Night at Woodhull Raceway, his second win of the season, pocketing $2,500 in the annual 360/305 Challenge at the Highbanks, the third time in the last four years he has won the event. Barger took the lead on lap seven of the feature but that is where things got interesting.

“We drove the last half of the race with absolutely no brakes,” declared Barger in Victory Lane. “We just love coming here. It’s fun and we enjoy it.”

Barger won his third straight heat race at Woodhull to start the night, but after drawing the sixth starting spot for the 25-lap feature, he knew he would have some work to do. Barger certainly got to work, slicing through the field and going from 6th to 3rd in the opening set of corners and then taking second-place away from Jason Barney to complete lap one.

“We got a really good original start and got up to where we needed to be,” he reflected afterwards. “I just wish the brake pads held up as good as the car did.”

Barger slowly started to reel in polesitter Dave Just before the races first caution flag on lap four. On the restart, Barger made a quick crossover down the backstretch, but Just was up to the task, executing a slick crossover to take the lead back. Not to be outdone, Barger pulled off another crossover the following lap and this time the lead stuck.

Barger was unable to drive away from Just as the race ran green though, and Just began to peak his nose underneath the No. 5 as the duo began to reel in the back of the field. IT became a three-car battle for the lead as Jason Barney began to hit his groove on the bottom of the track. On lap 15, they went three-wide for the lead, with Barney taking away second and applying even more pressure on Barger.

Barney continued to stalk the leader, who was battling lapped cars without his brakes. Coming to the white flag though, as Barney was setting up a last-lap pass, Barger was able to drive around two lapped cars and get the distance he need to drive to his third Woodhull win.

“We just got fortunate to hit the lapped cars at the right time and use them as a cushion,” said Barger. “It’s easy to give away a race like that by running over somebody.”

Barger was pleased to pick up his second win of the month and his fifth-straight PST top 3, noting after the race that after the rough start they had to 2015, he is starting to feel comfortable again and producing quality results.

Jason Barney was pleased to come home in second in his first appearance at Woodhull. Barney studied the race track and those in front of him early on and started to become a contender as the race went along. Barney becomes the fourth driver in series history to finish runner-up in his first appearance at Woodhull.

Dave Just scored a career-best third place finish, which felt like sweet redemption for the third year sprint car driver, who junked a car at Woodhull back in May. Just has recently had a string of damage too, so for him to battle up front felt good, although he said after the race that his car also had brake issues, with his pads locking up.

Seven-time Woodhull winner Chuck Hebing did drive up from eighth to finish in fourth, but it was not the result “Cobra” was looking for. The same could be said for three-time Woodhull winner Bryan Howland, who dominated his heat, but dropped back early on, only to rally back to round out the top five.

It was an important point night for series leader Sammy Reakes IV, who had to come through the Evingham Site Excavation Dash to get up to finish in sixth. Reakes had a decent car early in the event and was able to finish one spot higher than Kyle Drum, his nearest point chaser, who crossed in seventh.

Scott Just finished in eighth, making it a solid night for the Just team. Two-time Woodhull winner George Suprick finishing in ninth will Dan Bennett put together a solid run to complete the top 10.

Only two cautions slowed action in the feature, with recent series winner Steve Collins getting caught up in the first and being the only driver not to finish. Tyler Graves was unable to start the feature with engine problems.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 7/25/2015, Woodhull Raceway, Woodhull, NY.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Justin Barger (5), 2. Jason Barney (87*), 3. Dave Just (54J), 4. Chuck Hebing (45), 5. Bryan Howland (51), 6. Sammy Reakes IV (17), 7. Kyle Drum (47), 8. Scott Just (54JR), 9. George Suprick (87), 10. Dan Bennett (X), 11. Jake Muench (14), 12. Josh Azzi (17z), 13. Jonathan Preston (22), 14. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 15. Dave Wickham (80), 16. Steve Collins (67), 17. Tyler Graves (25G).

Lap Leaders- D. Just 1-6, Barger 7-25.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Sammy Reakes IV (17), 2. Josh Azzi (14), 3. Steve Collins (67), 4. Dan Bennett (X), 5. Josh Azzi (17z), 6. Dave Wickham (80).

Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: Howland, Hebing, Barney, Muench, Collins, Ruggles.

Race 2: Barger, Drum, S. Just, Azzi, Bennett, Preston.

Race 3: Just, Suprick, Reakes, Wickham, Graves.

Hoosier Tire Canada/ Mike Emhof Motorsports Recipient: Muench

Pole Position Raceway Pole Winner: D. Just.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Reakes 1762, Drum 1694, Collins 1556, D. Just 1533, S. Just 1516, Suprick 1510, Zimbardi 1424, Hutchinson 1405, Graves 1255, Barger 980.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Standings (Top Five)- Collins 23, Kreutter 20, Zimbardi and Reakes 18, Durand 15.

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 64, Suprick 41, Reakes 35, Barney 34, Brown 33.

Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 79, Poirier 43, Reakes 37, Howland 28, Barger 26.

 

 

Ruhl & Atkins Score SOD Wins at Butler

Quincy, MI – (July 25, 2015) – Ryan Ruhl and Kevin Atkins won feature events Saturday night with the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP at Butler Speedway. Ruhl won the makeup feature that was rain delayed from June 13th while Atkins won the regularly scheduled SOD main event.

In the makeup feature Ruhl started on the front row and led all 25-laps in route to victory, holding off multiple challenges from Chase Ridenour for the victory.

In the regularly scheduled feature Linden Jones led a majority of the feature until getting tangled up with a slower car on lap 17. This gave Atkins the lead he would never relinquish.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Butler Speedway Quincy, MI Saturday July 25, 2015

Makeup Feature: 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 3. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 4. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 5. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 6. 10J – Chris Jones, 7. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 8. 48 – Kevin Atkins, 9. 25M – Ken Mackey, 10. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 11. 4 – Craig Karazim, 12. 21T – Troy Chehowski, 13. 77 – Zane DeVault, 14. 19 – Brett Mann, 15. 27J – Jared Lamberson, 16. 10S – Jay Steinebach, 17. 19J – Linden Jones, 18. 24 – Eric Smith.

Comp Cams / Late Automotive Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 2. 20A – Andy Chehowski, 3. 27K – Ryan Kirkendall, 4. 19 – Brett Mann, 5. 24 – Eric Smith, 6. 70 – Jim Lingar. DNS: 27J – Jared Lamberson.

Kistler Racing Products Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 2. 48 – Kevin Atkins, 3. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 4. 23G – Joe Geibe, 5. 21T – Troy Chehowski, 6. 25M – Ken Mackey, 7. 2T – Ralph Brakenberry.

Allstar Performance / Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 2. 46 – Robert Huisken, 3. 77 – Zane Devault, 4. 4 – Craig Karazim, 5. 84 – Kyle Portenga , 6. 10J – Chris Jones, 7. 6 - Tyler Beardon

Hoosier Tire Heat Race #4 (8 Laps): 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 19J – Linden Jones, 3. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 4. 10S – Jay Steinebach, 5. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 6. 27R – Kyle Locke

Engine Pro B-Main (10 Laps): 1. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 2. 84, 3. 21T – Troy Chehowski, 4. 10J – Chris Jones, 5. 25M – Ken Mackey, 6. 24 – Eric Smith, 7. 70 – Jim Lingar, 8. 27R – Kyle Locke, 9. 6 – Tyler Beardon, 10. 2T – Ralph Brakenberry. DNS: 27J – Jared Lamberson.

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 48 – Kevin Atikins, 2. 20A – Andy Chehowski, 3. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 4. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 5. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 6. 27 - Brad Lamberson, 7. 46 – Robert Huisken, 8. 4 – Craig Karazim, 9. 27K – Ryan Kirkendall, 10. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 11. 10S – Jay Steinebach, 12. 21T – Troy Chehowski, 13. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 14. 77 – Zane DeVault, 15. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 16. 19J – Linden Jones, 17. 84 – Kyle Portenga, 18. 23G – Joe Geibe, 19. 19 – Brett Mann, 20. 10J – Chris Jones.

 

 

Stewart Friesen Flies to Patriot Sprint Tour Win at Rolling Wheels

Rich Vleck, ELBRIDGE, NY, (July 23, 2015)- From the first time he hit the track on Thursday Night, Stewart Friesen had a fast sprint car, with the benefit of front row starting positions in his heat races, the only thing that was going to hold him back was mechanical gremlins, which tried to grab him on a few occasions.

Friesen, originally from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and now residing in Sprakers, NY, led wire-to-wire to snag $2,500 in the 25-lap Patriot Sprint Tour A-Verdi A-Main at Rolling Wheels. Pulling double duty on the night, Friesen consistently had the fast lane on the night to go with his quick car, but it was hardly a walk in the park.

“What a great team Jessica (Zemken) has set up right now,” stated Friesen in Victory Lane. “They nailed the setup tonight and had the car working really good.”

As Friesen was dominating heat race one in his wife’s No. 1z, he began to lay down significant amounts of oil, nearly drawing the caution. He ran it to the win and the team diagnosed it as just filling up the oil too much. After drawing the outside pole for the feature, Friesen once again jumped out to the lead but again the smoke began to emanate.

“I was worried for a while, we must have something going bad in the engine but I don’t think it got in to a part that would slow us down because this car was flying.”

After a while though it subsided and Friesen could focus on racing and he had to be solid to stay out front.

The first nine laps of the race were slowed by five cautions. On the initial start, Chuck Hebing and Larry Wight came together, knocking two prerace favorites out. On the next restart, Jason Barney and Paulie Colagiovanni came together in turn four and at the same time Danny Varin had pulled in to the infield in turn one as his cockpit had gone up in flames. Varin would have to roll out the fire on his leg and would have to be taken for medical treatment after the event.

Each caution led to a successive restart, and for most of them, Auburn, NY’s Bryan Howland was nipping at Friesen’s tail tank, but was just a touch off compared to the setup of Friesen and would lose just enough distance over the long green flag run to fail to reel the leader back in during lapped traffic.

As the track slowed down in the closing stages, Friesen’s car fell off less and he cruised to his fourth career Patriot win. It was also the second win in a row for Friesen at Rolling Wheels. He becomes the 12th different winner on tour this season.

Howland came home in second and reflected after the race that he knew Friesen’s car was set up a little better than his as he was a bit free where he could see the 1z turning in comfortably.

Justin Barger completed the podium but had to work to hang on for that spot as he was hounded all race for the position. Robbie Stillwaggon, who started back in 12th would chase him down but settle for fourth.

Perhaps the best battle in the feature was between Steve Poirier and Joe Trenca. Trenca found a fast line up the track in turns three and four, passing Poirier on multiple occasions only to have Poirier take it back on the bottom off turn two. Poirier would finish in fifth while Trenca would cross in sixth.

Tommy Wickham won his heat race and battled up front early on and would settle for seventh, while most-recent PST America winner Steve Collins would drive forward to finish in eighth. Canadian Chris Steele came from the B-main to finish in ninth, as did George Suprick, who rounded out the top 10.

A total of 27 sprint cars were on hand for this special Thursday Night showcase. Along with Friesen and Wickham, Rob Dietrick would score a heat race win. Jason Barney won the Evingham Site Excavation Dash4Cash while Mitch Brown collected the B-Main win.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 7/23/2015, Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, Elbridge, NY.

A-Verdi A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Stewart Friesen (1z), 2. Bryan Howland (51), 3. Justin Barger (5), 4. Robbie Stillwaggon (89), 5. Steve Poirier (28FM), 6. Joe Trenca (98), 7. Tommy Wickham (75), 8. Steve Collins (67), 9. Chris Steele (80s), 10. George Suprick (87), 11. Davie Franek (28F), 12. Mitch Brown (10B), 13. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 14. Paul Habeck (25H), 15. Jonathan Preston (22), 16. Rob Dietrick (10k), 17. Steve Glover (121), 18. Danny Varin (00), 19. Paulie Colagiovanni (10), 20. Jason Barney (87*), 21. Larry Wight (99L), 22. Chuck Hebing (45).

Lap Leaders- Friesen 1-25.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Jason Barney (87*), 2. Joe Trenca (98), 3. Steve Poirier (28FM), 4. Robbie Stillwaggon (89), 5. Paulie Colagiovanni (10), 6. Danny Varin (00).

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

Race 1: Friesen, D. Ruggles, Wight, Colagiovanni, Habeck, Preston, Peebles, Azzi, D. Wickham.

Race 2: T. Wickham, Howland, Trenca, Poirier, Barney, Stillwaggon, Steele, Glover, Suprick.

Race 3: Dietrick, Hebing, Barger, Varin, Collins, Franek, Brown, Stelter, A. Ruggles.

Hoosier Tire Canada/ Mike Emhof Motorsports Recipient: T. Wickham.

Pole Position Raceway Pole Winner: Trenca.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Reakes 1630, Drum 1565, Collins 1447, Zimbardi 1424, Hutchinson 1405, D. Just 1392, S. Just 1390, Suprick 1387, Graves 1195.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Standings (Top Five)- Kreutter 20, Collins 19, Zimbardi 18, Durand 15, Habeck S. Just and Reakes 12.

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 64, Suprick 41, Barney 34, Brown 33, Reakes and Hutchinson 32.

Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 79, Poirier 43, Reakes 37, Howland 28, Collins and Friesen 25.

 

 

Rick Kobs Completes Triple Play With Traditional Sprint Win at Red Cedar Speedway Menomonie, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-23-15)

Rick Kobs has won in every type of race car he has driven over the years, but until Thursday night July 23 at the Red Cedar Speedway, Kobs had not won in a Traditional non-winged sprint car. He can now cross that off his "bucket List" of accomplishments, as Kobs drove to victory over two-time series champion Rob Caho, Jr. during the initial appearance of the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series at the Dunn County Fairgrounds track. Kobs also became the first driver to win in all three UMSS divisions (winged, traditional and micro sprints). Although he certainly has not been a regular competitor at Red Cedar for many years, from racing in various stock car divisions at the track during his nearly 30 years of racing, Kobs had more laps than any other non-winged sprint car driver and was familiar with Rock Auto Victory Lane. It showed, as he drove a solid race and led 24 of the 25 laps in the feature.

It was a fantastic summer evening for racing at Menomonie during the Dunn County Fair. A field of (12) Traditional sprints were on hand to do battle on the 1/3 mile oval. The Traditional sprints ran the winged sprint race format with two heats races, two challenge races and a 25 lap feature. Heat race wins went to Kobs and Mike Mueller. Challenge race victories were garnered by Kobs and Neal Matuska. The top four drivers in passing and finishing points from the double round of qualifiers redrew for the first four starting spots during the popular driver autograph session at intermission. It would by Mueller and Kobs on the front row with Caho and Matuska in row two.

Kobs bolted to the early lead up on the cushion, as drivers jockeyed for positions behind him. Chase Viebrock quickly went from sixth to second just a couple of laps into the race. Caho ran third after three laps with Jimmy Kouba capturing fourth three laps later. The lone caution blinked on with 16 laps scored when Blake Anderson blew his engine entering turn one a short distance in front of the leaders and dumped out a bunch of oil in the process. Kobs got slowed up, but Viebrock needed to pitch his car sideways to avoid crashing into Kobs and slid to a stop in the oil. Under UMSS rules, if a car stops on the track for any reason besides a red flag or safety call by an official, the car must go to the tail of the field on the restart. A super bad break for the young driver who was trying to avoid a crash, but officials had to enforce the rule and Chase restarted 11th.

Caho got past Kobs coming off turn four following the restart to lead lap 17, but Kobs regained the lead entering turn one and went on to lead the remaining eight laps for the win. Caho finished second ahead of Jimmy Kouba, James Giossi and all the way back up to fifth from 11th in the final nine laps was Viebrock. Matuska, Jake Kouba, Mueller, Kevin Bradwell and Jori Hughes completed the ten cars that finished. Jake Hendrickson and Anderson did not finish. Everything was coming up in threes for Rick Kobs on this night, as he completed a clean sweep with three wins (heat, challenge and feature), has won in all three UMSS divisions now, and he earned $300 for the win during the first of three races for the Traditional sprint cars for the weekend July 23-25 at Red Cedar Speedway, St. Croix Valley Raceway and Rice Lake Speedway.

Traditional Sprint Car Series Race Results - Red Cedar Speedway July 23, 2015 (Race #14)

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[2]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[3]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[5]; 4. 11-James Giossi[7]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock[6]; 6. 48-Neal Matuska[4]; 7. 6-Jake Kouba[11]; 8. 87-Mike Mueller[1]; 9. 95-Kevin Bradwell[8]; 10. 21J-Jori Hughes[9]; 11. (DNF) 23-Jake Hendrickson[10]; 12. (DNF) KA1-Blake Anderson[12] Lap Leaders: Kobs 1-16, Caho 17, Kobs 18-25. Cautions: (1) with 16 laps in for KA1 blown engine turn 1. 50 also spun in oil to avoid crashing into the 81 and had to tag the tail on the restart under UMSS rules.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[5]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock[2]; 3. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 4. 95-Kevin Bradwell[3]; 5. 21J-Jori Hughes[1]; DNS KA1-Blake Anderson Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1-6, Kobs 7-8. No cautions.

Driverwebsites.com Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 48-Neal Matuska[4]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[5]; 3. 11-James Giossi[2]; 4. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[3]; 5. 6-Jake Kouba[6]; 6. 23-Jake Hendrickson[1] Lap Leaders: Giossi 1-4, Matuska 5-8. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[3]; 2. 48-Neal Matuska[1]; 3. 95-Kevin Bradwell[2]; 4. 11-James Giossi[4]; 5. 21J-Jori Hughes[5]; DNS 6-Jake Kouba Lap Leaders: Matuska 1, Kobs 2-6. No cautions.

Sprintsource.com Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[1]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[2]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[5]; 4. 50-Chase Viebrock[4]; 5. 23-Jake Hendrickson[6]; 6. KA1-Blake Anderson[3] Lap Leader: Mueller 1-6. No cautions.

 

 

Thomas Meseraull Wins 2015 Jack Hewitt Classic July 25, 2015

Sprint car hall of famer and racing legend Jack Hewitt was honored Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. The 7th running of the yearly event was any sprint car fans dream seeing three different classes of open wheel sprint car racing. “This is just a really exciting event for the drivers and fans”, stated Jack Hewitt as teams began to fill the pits. Jack Hewitt has called Waynesfield Raceway Park his favorite track repeatedly and plans to keep the Hewitt classic at WRP for many years to come.

In a spontaneous schedule change, the Performance Powder Coating Non Wing Mini Sprints were first to take the track as they went head-to-head with the drivers of the USAC midgets. Waynesfield regulars Nick Daughrtey and Ty Tilton led the field of 21 cars to the opening green flag. Daughrtey won the drag race into turn two and led the opening lap. Rod “Hot Rod” Henning, who started on the inside of row two, made a successful run for the lead early on in the A-main. By the time 12 laps had been completed, Henning was already deep into lap traffic as he led the field. The first caution of the race came near the halfway mark when the 14 of Gary Campbell went around in the second corner. Campbell was running in sixth at the time of the caution. One lap would pass on the restart when the field was brought to a stop when Corey Bedwell rolled his number eleven upside down. Bedwell was able to restart the car and come away with a sixth place finish. Two more cautions followed as Chase Dunham and Ty Tilton went at it for third. Tilton would fall back in the field later on in the race. Rod Henning came away with the victory. Brad Racer, who made some pretty intense moves to hold on, finished in second. Nick Daughrtey finished in third. Allen Poe picked up the hard charger award with Dunham and Henning claiming the heat race wins.

The Jack Hewitt Classic featuring the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints saw 29 cars signing in, competing for 20 A-main starting spots. Landon Simon and Thomas Meseraull led the field to the start after Luke Hall jumped into a backup car to start the A-main. Landon Simon won an impressive drag race into turn one and led the opening lap. Early on, Simon began to build up a slight lead over Meseraull as the field began to span out all over the racing surface. Just when fans thought Simon was going to pull away completely, Meseraull turned on the jets. By lap eight, Meseraull was right on the backdoor of Simon. A risky slider exiting turn two put Meseraull into the top spot and Simon back to second. This lead change paved the way for Meseraull to pull away and build up a three plus second lead over Simon. With the lead secured, second place became the spot to battle for. As the field closed in on the halfway signal, Dallas Hewitt reeled in Simon to claim second. Hewitt would try to close in on Meseraull but found lap traffic made that close to impossible. Thomas Meseraull came away with the $3000 win. Dallas Hewitt came home second with Kody Swanson, nudging his way in late in the race, finishing third. Last years winner Justin Grant finished fourth and picked up the hard charger award. Luke Hall, Landon Simon and Thomas Meseraull claimed the heat race victories. Landon Simon came home with the dash and Mike Dunlap with the B-main.

The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders made their final appearance of the season at WRP with a field of 19 making the call. Hud Horton and Phil Gressman paced the field to the start of the 25 lap A-main. Gressman jumped out to the early lead shuffling Horton back to second as lap one was recorded. The front two were nose to tail through lap three when a hurricane rained on their game of chase. Randy Hannagan began to catch up on Horton and Gressman to make a run for the top spot. Hannagan moved into the second spot on lap five as he put his 22H to the cushion exiting turn two. Hannagan continued by making a run for the lead one lap later. A top to bottom sweeping slidejob put Hannagan into the top spot. Nothing, including three-wide lap traffic phased Hannagan giving him a one-way ticket to Tim Hogan’s Carpet & Flooring of Lima victory lane. NRA point leader Max Stambaugh came home in second, three seconds back behind Hannagan. Stambaugh also picked up the hard charger award. Jared Horstman, who led the NRA points earlier in the season, came home in third. Shawn Dancer, JR Stewart, and Jared Horstman picked up the heat race wins.

Racing returns to Waynesfield Raceway Park next Saturday night August 1st for a full program of racing featuring the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprint Cars, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. Grandstand gates open at 4PM with racing at the normal 7PM start time. Full race and track information can be found online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

The 7th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic offered drivers the opportunity to run for larger payouts. As a partner of the Contingency Connection, all drivers in attendance received prize packs from Contingency Connection sponsors helping lower the cost of racing. Waynesfield Raceway Park is proud to be a member of the Contingency Connection again in 2015.

RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (29 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 2. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[3] ; 3. 21K-Kody Swanson[1] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 5. 12-Kent Wolters[4] ; 6. 37D-Mike Dunlap[8] ; 7. 97X-Tyler Hewitt[9] ; 8. 18K-Todd Keen[6] ; 9. 18SR-Bob Distel[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24-Landon Simon[4] ; 2. 24P-Rod Henning[2] ; 3. 31-Tom Rhodes[6] ; 4. 21-Travis Hery[1] ; 5. 40-Justin Grant[3] ; 6. 2K-Kevin Klatte[5] ; 7. 32M-Derek Hastings[8] ; 8. 99-Sheldon Haudenchild[10] ; 9. 24L-Lee Underwood[7] ; 10. 320-George Willard[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[4] ; 2. 17B-Nick Bilbee[2] ; 3. 9X-Gary Taylor[5] ; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] ; 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[7] ; 6. 4T-Josh Turner[6] ; 7. 17M-Kevin Myers[9] ; 8. 96-Riley VanHise[3] ; 9. 74-Drew Rader[8] ; 10. 14-Daryl Daugherty[10]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 24-Landon Simon[4] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 3. 17B-Nick Bilbee[5] ; 4. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[1] ; 5. 24P-Rod Henning[6] ; 6. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[3]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 37D-Mike Dunlap[10] ; 2. 18K-Todd Keen[1] ; 3. 99-Sheldon Haudenchild[14] ; 4. 2K-Kevin Klatte[2] ; 5. 74-Drew Rader[8] ; 6. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] ; 7. 32M-Derek Hastings[4] ; 8. 18SR-Bob Distel[7] ; 9. 96-Riley VanHise[6] ; 10. 17M-Kevin Myers[9] ; 11. 14-Daryl Daugherty[12] ; 12. 320-George Willard[11] ; 13. 97X-Tyler Hewitt[13] ; 14. 4T-Josh Turner[5]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[4]; 2. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[6]; 3. 21K-Kody Swanson[7]; 4. 40-Justin Grant[14]; 5. 17B-Nick Bilbee[3]; 6. 24-Landon Simon[1]; 7. 9X-Gary Taylor[9]; 8. 24P-Rod Henning[5]; 9. 31-Tom Rhodes[8]; 10. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[10]; 11. 12-Kent Wolters[13]; 12. 32M-Derek Hastings[-]; 13. 74-Drew Rader[20]; 14. 23S-Kyle Simon[12]; 15. 37D-Mike Dunlap[16]; 16. 21-Travis Hery[11]; 17. 5A-Toby Alfrey[15]; 18. 18K-Todd Keen[17]; 19. 99-Sheldon Haudenchild[18]; 20. 2K-Kevin Klatte[19] Hard Charger: 40-Justin Grant[+10]

K & L Ready Mix NRA 360 Sprints (19 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer[2] ; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 3. 11-Tim Allison[6] ; 4. 11N-Ed Neumeister[1] ; 5. 10J-Jarod DeLong[4] ; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams[7] ; 7. 23-Devon Dobie[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 6S-JR Stewart[4] ; 2. 28H-Phil Gressman[2] ; 3. 6M-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts[1] ; 5. 19-Dallas Hewitt[6] ; 6. 50B-Mike Burns[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 17-Jared Horstman[2] ; 2. 17H-Hud Horton[4] ; 3. 83-Kyle Sauder[6] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ; 5. 12J-Tyler Moore[3] ; 6. 57-Mike Dunlap[1]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[3]; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[8]; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[4]; 4. 28H-Phil Gressman[2]; 5. 17H-Hud Horton[1]; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer[6]; 7. 6S-JR Stewart[5]; 8. 83-Kyle Sauder[9]; 9. 11-Tim Allison[7]; 10. 22R-Kevin Roberts[11]; 11. 10J-Jarod DeLong[13]; 12. 12J-Tyler Moore[15]; 13. 8J-Jess Stiger[12]; 14. 11N-Ed Neumeister[10]; 15. 19-Dallas Hewitt[14]; 16. 5W-Jeff Williams[16]; 17. 50B-Mike Burns[17]; 18. 57-Mike Dunlap[18] Hard Charger: 6M-Max Stambaugh[+6]

Performance Powder Coating Mini Sprints/USAC HPD Midgets (21 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 66-Chase Dunham[2] ; 2. 42-Ty Tilton[4] ; 3. 22B-Brad Racer[1] ; 4. 41-Alex Watson[9] ; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[7] ; 6. 72-Josh Chess[6] ; 7. 14S-Jacob Stickle[11] ; 8. 65-Chris Bounds[8] ; 9. 76-Allen Poe[10] ; 10. 44-Ron Coleman[5] ; 11. 4X-Bradley Ashford[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[5] ; 2. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[3] ; 3. 81H-Anthony Haas[1] ; 4. 14-Gary Campbell[8] ; 5. 11-Corey Bedwell[9] ; 6. 21B-Ryan Barr[4] ; 7. 50-Craig Stower[10] ; 8. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[2] ; 9. 17-Darin Collins[7] ; 10. 26-Michael Prine[6]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[3]; 2. 22B-Brad Racer[5]; 3. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[1]; 4. 66-Chase Dunham[4]; 5. 14-Gary Campbell[8]; 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[10]; 7. 28K-Ron Kimmel[9]; 8. 41-Alex Watson[7]; 9. 76-Allen Poe[17]; 10. 81H-Anthony Haas[6]; 11. 17-Darin Collins[18]; 12. 14S-Jacob Stickle[13]; 13. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[16]; 14. 26-Michael Prine[20]; 15. 42-Ty Tilton[2]; 16. 65-Chris Bounds[15]; 17. 50-Craig Stower[14]; 18. 72-Josh Chess[11]; 19. 44-Ron Coleman[19]; 20. 4X-Bradley Ashford[21] Hard Charger: 76-Allen Poe[+8]

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Lamm Lands First

St. Croix Falls, WI, July 24, 2015 by Nicole Lehnertz and Greg Parent

A hot steamy afternoon erupted into a soaker of an evening, causing lengthy delays in the completion of the racing program at St. Croix Valley Raceway on Friday. A cloud-burst just two laps into the first feature race of the night halted racing for over an hour while drivers and track crews worked the surface back into shape. Another lengthy delay resulting from a serious crash during the UMSS Winged Sprint Dan Grams memorial feature race also contributed to the uncharacteristically late finish at The Valley. But the entire program did indeed finish, and with a few drivers making their first visit of the season to Victory Lane.

After the qualifying rounds were completed, the Pure Stocks took the track for the night’s first feature with sporadic light sprinkles falling. With two laps completed, Tucker Quinn lost a wheel and rolled to a stop near the track exit in turn one, bringing out the caution. While under yellow, the skies opened up and thoroughly soaked the grounds – but thankfully for only a few minutes. As short as the deluge was, it was equally intense. So complete was the soaking that more than an hour would be required for track officials, with abundant assistance from the drivers, to reclaim the racing surface from its sogginess. When racing resumed, it was pole starter Jason Havel, making his 2015 Valley debut, outdueling first Casey Ogilvie, then Krysta Swearingen to lead from flag-to-flag in claiming the win. In typical Havel fashion, the #5 skipped the customary victory lane celebration and parked his car directly in front of the flag stand. Havel then coaxed a young fan from his front row seat and hoisted him onto the hood of his winning racer for the “victory lane” photographs. And true to form, Havel sent the elated youngster home with his trophy.

The other first time winner on the evening came from the WISSOTA Midwest Modified ranks. Eric Lamm was making just his third Valley appearance of the summer, and he’s taken a quick shining to the bullring. Lamm’s prior two visits resulted in a pair of second place heat race finishes and a top five feature finish. Lamm started on the front row outside of Kyle Hallin and secured the lead heading down the back chute on lap one. But this would be no walk in the park for Lamm, as blasting from sixth to second was Mitch Weiss, the division leader in both wins and points this season. While Weiss pursued Lamm, Hallin spent most of the race dueling with Josh Bazey, with Cory Bruggeman and second heat race winner David Mastell not far behind. Up front, Lamm was proving he was no fluke as he ran strong, fast and true the entire distance, rebuffing the occasional challenges from the points leader. The win was a career first for Lamm in the Midwest Modified division, besting the rest of the top five consisting of Weiss, Bazey, Hallin and Bruggeman.

The weather delay prompted Valley officials to juggle the order of events, moving the headlining UMSS Winged Sprints up in the program and relegating the Micro Sprints to the show finale. In an ironic twist, the group of teenagers comprising the Micro ranks – the lot of them most assuredly up past their bedtimes – ran a tight, exciting feature. Reigning series champion Jack Berger, two-time champion Ty Sampair, and winner of the last three features Jeremy Kasik ran 1-2-3 for the entire distance. When Sampair wasn’t pressuring Berger, he was fending off challenges from Kasik – and that was how it went the entire race. In the end, the official finishing order was unchanged with Berger garnering his second win of the season.

The Minivans/Future Fours showcased some impressive and fast work from Nick Axelsen, but not fast enough to deny Derek Reding his second feature of the summer. After pulling into the infield unable to finish the heat race, Axelsen started the feature tail end. With one lap in the books, Axelsen was up to fifth place, and by the next lap, fourth. By lap three, the #19 was running third and a lap later, he was runner-up. But once Axelsen got to second, pole starter Reding was ready, and just as fast. The final eight laps clicked off with Axelsen trying in vain to catch the race-long leader. At the double checkers the running order was Reding, Axelsen, Steven Johnson, heat race winner Brock Anderson and Damon Roberts.

It’s starting to sound like a broken record, but at some point, the UMSS Traditional Sprints are going to break some sort of unofficial record for disappearing yellow flags. For the sixth time this season, the sprinters raced sans caution in their feature race. Although Mother Nature caused about an hour rain delay when the back edge of a thunderstorm complex just clipped the St. Croix Valley Raceway with a brief but heavy shower, it did nothing to dampen the spirits of Johnny Parsons III. Growing up racing on the Indiana bullrings which usually were heavy and tacky, JP3 found himself right at home on the sticky and very fast 1/4 mile SCVR racing surface. Parsons wrestled the lead away from Neal Matuska on lap 11 following contact coming across the start/finish line to complete lap ten. Parsons went on to lead the remaining 15 laps in what turned out to be yet another nonstop feature race for the Traditional sprint cars this season at SCVR. Parsons wasn't the only car with some contact, as a couple of lapped cars caused problems for the Owatonna, Minnesota racer while attempting to lap them. After brief contact on a couple more occasions, Parsons was finally clear of traffic and soared around the heavy cushion. The excitement continued further back in the field, as cars were bumping and grinding with amazingly no ill effects, something you don't often see in open wheel sprint car racing. Parsons picked up his second win of the season and his sxteenth career series victory. Parsons celebrated with his crew in Rock Auto Victory Lane and commented after the races on his run. "This is the kind of track I grew up racing on. I'm glad I came out and wheel packed after that rain delay, as I realized just how tacky it was going to be. Good race with Neal (Matuska) and then those two lapped cars were racing each other hard which made it really tough to pass them. I might have dirtied them up just a bit, but I needed to get by with Neal right behind me. It was a blast out there tonight." Matuska turned in his best run yet in a Traditional sprint car with a solid second place finish. Another impressive run for rookie driver James Giossi produced third in the final results. Mike Mueller and Rob Caho, Jr. completed the top five. Jake and Jimmy Kouba ran sixth and seventh with Kevin Bradwell, Chase Viebrock and Anna Hippe rounding out the top ten. All sixteen cars that started finished the race with thirteen of them on the lead lap. The heat races were won by Mueller and Matuska.

In the headlining Dan Grams memorial, featuring the UMSS 360 winged sprints, outside pole starter and 2013 series champion Chris Graf blasted to the point at the drop of the green with pole starting and three-time series champion Jerry Richert Jr. in tow. Three-time winner Thomas Kennedy held down the third spot ahead of current series points leader Ryan Bowers and Lou Kennedy Jr. On lap seven, Thomas Kennedy sprang to life and erupted with a burst of speed in the high groove to Richert’s outside, and seemingly poised to launch into orbit. At that same time, contact between Chad Patterson and Jake Lempelius had that duo crossed up in turn two, just as the leaders were approaching from their rear flank, obstructing the leaders’ paths. Graf and Richert both were forced to stop, resulting in their being tagged to the tail of the lead lap on the restart, per series rules. Thomas Kennedy headed to the pits for repairs, so the #20k went tail end as well. That handed the lead over to Bowers who was left to contend with the #21k of Lou Kennedy. On lap fifteen, the charging Thomas Kennedy and Jared Georges made contact in turn four, sending the #9 of Georges tumbling over and bringing out the red flag. The crash resulted in Kennedy making horrifically hard contact with the turn four concrete and doing a pirouette of sorts in his sprinter. Georges had his sprinter quickly righted, though he was done for the night…but Kennedy hadn’t fared as well. It took track officials and medical responders several minutes to assess Kennedy’s condition and extricate the Canadian from his sprinter. Conscious and communicative, Kennedy relayed that he was feeling severe back pain to the first responders – which sent them onto the very cautious and deliberate task of stabilizing the young racer prior to moving him for a complete evaluation. Full details of Kennedy’s condition were not immediately available, but several hours later, the unofficial diagnosis relayed to fans was that Kennedy would likely be suffering a few days of “racer’s rheumatism” and that the Winnipeg native was planning on competing the next evening at the Rice Lake Speedway. Back under green, Bowers held the lead for the remainder, besting Lou Kennedy Jr. (the father of the injured Thomas Kennedy), and parking his #199 sprinter in Rock Auto Victory Lane for his series best fourth win of the season. The win garnered Bowers a cool $1,300 payday thanks to some sponsorship help from GRP Motorsports. Bowers is the third different winner of this event in its three year history, joining Davey Heskin and Brooke Tatnell as a Grams Champion. Jamey Ogston, Richert and Rick Kobs rounded out the top five, followed by Graf, Kevin Bradwell, Lempelius, Bob McVitty and Reed Allex. This coming Friday, July 31, The Valley hosts its annual Birthday Bash, with birthday cake for the fans. WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds will compete along with the UMSS Traditional and Micro Sprints, as well as the Minivans/Future Fours and Pure Stocks. The flowing Friday, August 7, it’s the kids’ time to shine at The Ultimate Kids’ Night, featuring the annual big bike giveaway, fireworks and other activities. Excitement is also building for the inaugural Trailer Race Nationals on August 14, when the competitors hit the quarter-mile with their always hilarious hijinks and mayhem. More information regarding future SCVR events can be found on the track’s website, www.SCVRaceway.com, or on their Facebook page.

RACE RESULTS (unofficial) – July 24, 2015

Pure Stocks, Feature : Jason Havel, Krysta Swearingen, Skip Lutgen, Casey Ogilvie, Kayla Lallier, Chad Bowers, Cale Anderson (DNF), Tucker Quinn (DNF) Heat 1 : Ogilvie, Havel, Quinn, Swearingen, Anderson, Lallier, Bowers, Lutgen (DNS) Minivan/Future Four, Feature : Derek Reding, Nick Axelsen, Steven Johnson, Brock Anderson, Damon Roberts, Tim Thoennes, Trevor Reding (DNF) Heat 1: Anderson, D Reding, Roberts, Johnson, Thoennes, T Reding, Axelsen (DNF) WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Feature: Eric Lamm, Mitch Weiss, Josh Bazey, Kyle Hallin, Cory Bruggeman, David Mastell, Alan Bohlman, Kyle Runkle, Charlie Wihren, Adam Bohlman, Rich Bohlman, Jesse Krause, Joseph Pirkola, Jason Schill (DNF) Heat 1: Bazey, Schill, Weiss, Lamm, Adam Bohlman, Krause, R Bohlman Heat 2: Mastell, Alan Bohlman, Hallin, Bruggeman, Runkle, Wihren, Pirkola

UMSS Micro Sprint Feature: Jack Berger, Ty Sampair, Jeremy Kasik, Bryan Patrick Heat 1: Sampair, Kasik, Berger, Patrick

UMSS Traditional Sprints Feature: Johnny Parsons, Neal Matuska, James Giossi, Mike Mueller, Rob Caho Jr, Jake Kouba, Jimmy Kouba, Kevin Bradwell, Chase Viebrock, Anna Hippe, Jeremy Kerzman, Joseph Kouba, Tony Duran, Dan Peper, Mike Walters, Jake Hendrickson Heat 1: Mueller, Caho Jr, Hippe, Jake Kouba, Walters, Peper, Kerzman, Viebrock Heat 2: Matuska, Bradwell, Parsons, Giossi, Joseph Kouba, Jimmy Kouba, Duran, Hendrickson

UMSS 360 Winged Sprints Feature: Ryan Bowers, Lou Kennedy Jr, Jamey Ogston, Jerry Richert Jr, Rick Kobs, Chris Graf, Kevin Bradwell, Jake Lempelius, Bob McVitty, Reed Allex, Jared Goerges(DNF), Thomas Kennedy (DNF), Chad Patterson (DNF), Ryan Wilson (DNF), Anna Hippe (DNF) Heat 1: Ryan Bowers, Jerry Richert Jr, Lou Kennedy Jr, Rick Kobs, Thomas Kennedy, Anna Kouba, Chad Patterson, Reed Allex Heat 2: Chris Graf, Jamey Ogston, Jared Goerges Kevin Bradwell, Jake Lempelius (DNF) 18-Ryan Wilson (DNF), Bob McVitty (DNF)

Challenge Race 1: Thomas Kennedy, Anna Hippe, Chris Graf, Jared Goerges, Jamey Ogston, Chad Patterson, Reed Allex, Ryan Wilson Challenge Race 2: Lou Kennedy Jr, Rick Kobs, Ryan Bowers, Jerry Richert Jr, Jake Lempelius Kevin Bradwell, Bob McVitty

 

 

Caho Tops Traditional Sprint Battle Royal At Rice Lake Rice Lake, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-25-15)

Race fans at the Rice Lake Speedway were treated to a fantastic UMSS Traditional sprint car 25 lap feature race on Saturday night, as the series completed its triple header weekend with three different winners. A Battle Royal waged for 25 laps which featured NINE lead changes amongst three drivers! Coming off turn 4 on the final lap, Rob Caho, Jr. got by Jake Kouba for the victory. Mike Mueller also snuck under Jake for the runner-up spot at the finish line. For current point leader and two-time series champion Caho, it was his fifth win of the season and 25th career Traditional sprint triumph.

Following a complete restart for the first caution, the feature race went 21 laps under green before the second yellow flew. During that time, rookie driver James Giossi and Jake Kouba, in his second season behind the wheel of a non-winged sprint car, swapped the lead back-and-forth on six occasions officially with Caho a close third. During the final four lap dash to the checkers, Caho led lap 22, Jake Kouba got back by for laps 23-24 before Caho made the winning move on the final lap. Mueller came from fourth to second during that time as well. It just doesn't get much better than that race fans!

Commenting after his victory, Caho talked about the great race up front. "I didn't really have a lane for the longest time, so I waited patiently and watched Jake and James battle for the lead. After that caution with four laps to go, my car was working very well down low and the opportunity presented itself, so I joined the battle for the lead. It was a great race, and I'm really happy to win it for my crew and the race fans here at Rice Lake on the last lap. That was fun!" Runner-up Mike Mueller also talked about how racy the track was and how much fun he was having out there racing early on with Jeremy Kerzman and then late in the race his car really got going after that restart and he joined the battle for the lead. Jake Kouba was hoping that late caution did not appear, but he was really happy with how his car performed and being right there battling for the win all race long.

Mueller and Caho topped the two heat races. The top four cars in passing and finishing points redrew for the feature, and it was Jake Kouba and Giossi on the front row with Mueller and Caho in row two. Although one lap had been completed when Blake Anderson stopped in turn one, official scoring was not able to record all positions on that opening lap so a complete restart was in order. Giossi edged past Jake Kouba to lead lap one and the battle was on! After 21 laps of tremendous racing up front for the lead between those two young guns, Mike Walters spun in turn 4 to set the stage for a thrilling four lap sprint to the checkers. The outcome was in doubt until the final corner on the final lap. Finishing behind Caho and Mueller was Jake Kouba, Giossi and Jimmy Kouba. Rounding out the top ten was Kevin Bradwell, Kerzman, Neal Matuska, Chase Viebrock and making his Traditional sprint debut from the micro sprint division, Ty Sampair. The top ten cars were all on the lead lap at the conclusion of the main event.

Racing action continues for the Traditional sprints on Friday July 31 at their home track, St. Croix Valley Raceway. Then it's up to the Granite City Speedway on Sunday August 2, as they join with the winged sprints for a big double division show. Race fans will certainly want to come out and watch this very competitive group of wingless warriors, as they have continued to put on impressive shows on many race nights during the 2015 season.

UMSS Traditional Sprint Race Results, Rice Lake Speedway, July 25, 2015 (Race #16):

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[3]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[1]; 4. 11-James Giossi[2]; 5. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[8]; 6. 95-Kevin Bradwell[7]; 7. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[5]; 8. 48-Neal Matuska[10]; 9. 50-Chase Viebrock[11]; 10. N1-Ty Sampair[14]; 11. 55-Joseph Kouba[6]; 12. 27-Mike Walters[13]; 13. 16-Anna Kouba[12]; 14. (DNF) KA1-Blake Anderson[9] Lap Leaders: Giossi 1, Jake Kouba 2-9, Giossi 10-13, Jake Kouba 14-16, Giossi 17, Jake Kouba 18-21, Caho 22, Jake Kouba 23-24, Caho 25. Cautions: (2) Yellow on opening lap and again with 21 laps in. OUTSTANDING RACE!

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 2. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[1]; 3. 11-James Giossi[7]; 4. 95-Kevin Bradwell[5]; 5. KA1-Blake Anderson[6]; 6. 16-Anna Kouba[3]; 7. 27-Mike Walters[4] Lap Leaders: Kerzman 1-7, Mueller 8-10. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[3]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[1]; 4. 55-Joseph Kouba[6]; 5. 48-Neal Matuska[2]; 6. 50-Chase Viebrock[4]; 7. N1-Ty Sampair[7] Lap Leader: Caho 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Johnny Parsons III Overtakes Matuska in Nonstop Traditional Run at SCVR St. Croix Falls, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-24-15)

Although Mother Nature caused about an hour rain delay when the back edge of a thunderstorm complex just clipped the St. Croix Valley Raceway with a brief but heavy shower, it did nothing to dampen the spirits of Johnny Parsons III. Growing up racing on the Indiana bullrings which usually were heavy and tacky, JP3 found himself right at home on the sticky and very fast 1/4 mile SCVR racing surface. Parsons wrestled the lead away from Neal Matuska on lap 11 following contact coming across the finish line to complete lap 10. Parsons went on to lead the remaining 15 laps in what turned out to be yet another nonstop feature race for the Traditional sprint cars this season at SCVR.

Parsons wasn't the only car with some contact, as a couple of lapped cars caused problems for the Owatonna, MN racer while attempting to lap them. After brief contact on a couple more occasions, Parsons was finally clear of the them and soared around the heavy cushion. The excitement continued further back in the field, as cars were bumping and grinding with amazingly no ill effects, something you don't often see in open wheel sprint car racing. Parsons picked up his second win of the season and his 16th career series victory. Parsons celebrated with his crew in Rock Auto Victory Lane and commented after the races on his run. "This is the kind of track I grew up racing on. I'm glad I came out and wheel packed after that rain delay, as I realized just how tacky it was going to be. Good race with Neal (Matuska) and then those two lapped cars were racing each other hard which made it really tough to pass them. I might have dirtied them up just a bit, but I needed to get by with Neal right behind me. It was a blast out there tonight."

Matuska turned in his best run yet in a Traditional sprint car with a solid second place finish. Another impressive run for rookie driver James Giossi produced third in the final results. Mike Mueller and Rob Caho, Jr. completed the top five. Jake and Jimmy Kouba ran sixth and seventh with Kevin Bradwell, Chase Viebrock and Anna Hippe rounding out the top ten. All sixteen cars that started finished the race with thirteen of them on the lead lap. The heat races were won by Mueller and Matuska.

Racing action the following night moved a bit east over to the Rice Lake Speedway, as the Traditional sprints finished out their triple header weekend along with the winged sprints on the program.

UMSS Traditional Sprint Race Results, St. Croix Valley Raceway, July 24, 2015 (Race #15):

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 12-Johnny Parsons III[4]; 2. 48-Neal Matuska[1]; 3. 11-James Giossi[6]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 5. 78-Rob Caho Jr[3]; 6. 6-Jake Kouba[8]; 7. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[10]; 8. 95-Kevin Bradwell[5]; 9. 50-Chase Viebrock[14]; 10. 16-Anna Kouba[7]; 11. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[13]; 12. 55-Joseph Kouba[11]; 13. N1-Tony Duran[16]; 14. 81-Dan Peper[12]; 15. 27-Mike Walters[9]; 16. 23-Jake Hendrickson[15] Lap Leaders: Matuska 1-10, Parsons 11-25. No cautions! All cars finished with 13 cars on the lead lap!

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[1]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[2]; 3. 16-Anna Kouba[3]; 4. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 5. 27-Mike Walters[4]; 6. 81-Dan Peper[6]; 7. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[8]; 8. 50-Chase Viebrock[7] Lap Leader: Mueller 1-10. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 48-Neal Matuska[2]; 2. 95-Kevin Bradwell[1]; 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III[5]; 4. 11-James Giossi[6]; 5. 55-Joseph Kouba[3]; 6. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[7]; 7. N1-Tony Duran[8]; 8. 23-Jake Hendrickson[4] Lap Leader: Matuska 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Ryan Bowers Completes UMSS Weekend Sweep at Rice Lake Rice Lake,WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-25-15)

Ryan Bowers continues to impress the sprint car racing community, as the young Ham Lake, MN driver earned his fifth UMSS win of the season and eighth career series victory at the Rice Lake Speedway on Saturday July 25. Bowers also completed a very successful weekend sweep, as he won the UMSS Dan Grams Memorial on Friday night at the St. Croix Valley Raceway prior to heading over to Rice Lake. Bowers, in just his second season behind the wheel of a winged sprint car, is the current UMSS point leader. Bowers earned $1,000 for his victory.

After the usual double round of qualifying race which saw Jerry Richert, Jr. and Thomas Kennedy win Ultimate Sprint Heats while Lou Kennedy, Jr. and Bowers topped the Challenge Races, the top four drivers in passing and finishing points redrew for their feature race starting spots. It was an all-Kennedy front row, as Thomas got the pole position with his dad Lou outside. Richert and Bowers were in row two. The fact that Thomas Kennedy was even racing was rather amazing, as the three-time UMSS winner this season was involved in a very hard crash the night before and had to take a trip to the hospital. Although Thomas was very sore and bruised, once the young driver from Winnipeg strapped into his sprint car he felt okay and was ready to race at Rice Lake. Sometimes "good medicine" comes in different ways, and for many racers that means getting right back into their race car as soon as they can.

Lou Kennedy blasted into the lead at the drop of the green with Thomas a close second. Bowers was up to third behind the Canadian family duo, as the laps clicked by under green flag racing. On lap 11, Bowers got by Thomas Kennedy for second and set his sights on the leader, Lou Kennedy. Bowers closed the gap, and on lap 17 the pair crossed the finish line side-by-side. Bowers was able to take the lead on the following lap and drove to Rock Auto Victory Lane several laps later in the caution-free 25 lap feature race. Lou Kennedy finished second ahead of Thomas Kennedy. Last Saturday's winner, Jamey Ogston, joined the three-car battle for second late in the race but had to settle for fourth. 2013 UMSS champion Chris Graf finished fifth ahead of three-time and defending UMSS champion Jerry Richert, Jr. The top six cars finished on the lead lap. Completing the top ten finishers was Anna Hippe, Mike Mueller, Reed Allex and Chad Patterson.

Ryan Bowers talked about his fifth win of the season following the race. "I have to thank Mastell Racing and my crew for giving me a great race car and a great opportunity each night. We've been fast after those first few races this season, and it's a lot of fun to drive a competitive car. Those two blue cars (the Kennedy clan) are tough competitors to race against. I'm glad I could keep the winner's check the past two nights south of the border." Bowers is in a close championship battle with Graf and Richert, and winning races certainly helps to keep him atop the UMSS standings. By all indications, the championship appears that it will come down to the final race or two of the season.

The next race for the UMSS winged sprints is on Sunday August 2 at the Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids. This will also be the second of four races in the Midwest Power Outlaw Sprint Car Series. Jerry Richert, Jr. won the opening Midwest Power race at the Deer Creek Speedway. The Granite City races pays $2,300 to win. The Traditional sprints will also join the race program at Granite City for a double division, double the fun night of sprint car racing action.

UMSS Race Results - Rice Lake Speedway July 25, 2015 (Race #13)

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 199-Ryan Bowers[4]; 2. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[2]; 3. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[1]; 4. 03-Jamey Ogston[5]; 5. 20G-Chris Graf[6]; 6. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[3]; 7. 5-Anna Kouba[9]; 8. 87-Mike Mueller[10]; 9. 91A-Reed Allex[7]; 10. 15-Chad Patterson[8]; 11. 7M-Bob McVitty[11]; 12. (DNF) 52-Jake Lempelius[13]; 13. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[12]; DNS 18-Ryan Wilson Lap Leaders: Lou Kennedy 1-17, Bowers 18-25. No cautions!

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[3]; 2. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[5]; 3. 91A-Reed Allex[1]; 4. 03-Jamey Ogston[4]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller[6]; 6. 7M-Bob McVitty[2]; DNS 18-Ryan Wilson Lap Leaders: Ogston 1-5, Lou Kennedy 6-8. Cautions: (1) for 03 spin turn 4 while leading.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 199-Ryan Bowers[2]; 2. 5-Anna Kouba[1]; 3. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[5]; 4. 20G-Chris Graf[4]; 5. 15-Chad Patterson[3]; DNS 52-Jake Lempelius; DNS 95-Kevin Bradwell Lap Leader: Bowers 1-8. No cautions.

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Heat 1 (7 Laps): 1. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[2]; 2. 03-Jamey Ogston[4]; 3. 15-Chad Patterson[5]; 4. 91A-Reed Allex[7]; 5. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[3]; 6. (DNF) 52-Jake Lempelius[6]; 7. (DNF) 18-Ryan Wilson[1] Lap Leader: Richert 1-7. Cautions: (1) red flag for three car crash in turn 3 on opening lap involving 18,95 & 52. Wilson done for the night. Bradwell and Lempelius would return for the feature.

Driverwebsites.com Ultimate Sprint Heat 2 (7 Laps): 1. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[1]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf[2]; 3. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[3]; 4. 199-Ryan Bowers[5]; 5. 5-Anna Kouba[4]; 6. 87-Mike Mueller[7]; 7. 7M-Bob McVitty[6] Lap Leader: Thomas Kennedy 1-7. No cautions.

 

 

Bowers Adds UMSS Dan Grams Memorial To Win List St. Croix Falls,WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-24-15)

After Chris Graf and Jerry Richert, Jr. got collected in an incident in turn 2 on lap 9 of the 25 lap UMSS Dan Grams Memorial feature race on Friday night July 24 at the St. Croix Valley Raceway, Ryan Bowers found himself in a familiar position during the 2015 racing season, leading the feature race and looking for another win. Mission accomplished, but not without having to hold off Lou Kennedy, Jr. following a red flag with 15 laps in the books for a hard crash involving Lou's son Thomas Kennedy and Jared Goerges. Thomas took a ride in the ambulance to a local hospital to be checked over. Later he reported that he was very sore and bruised his back, but otherwise he was going to be okay. In fact, he would race the very next night. Meanwhile, Bowers fended off the challenges from Lou Kennedy after the race resumed and went on to record his fourth win of the season en route to Rock Auto Victory Lane and a $1,300 payday thanks to some sponsorship help from GRP Motorsports. Bowers joins Davey Heskin and Brooke Tatnell as winners of this event.

Besides a delay for the accident in turn four 15 laps into the feature race, the racing program was delayed when the tail end of a thunderstorm system that kind of blew up over and around the track managed to clip the speedway with a few minutes of heavy rain during the first feature race on the track (pure stocks). It was all over about 5 minutes after it started, but it took the track crew about an hour before the racing program could resume with lightning flashing in a large thunderhead cloud southeast of the track. The track was wicked fast following the brief but heavy rain!

Prior to the rain delay, Bowers and Chris Graf had picked up Ultimate Sprint Heat wins while Thomas and his dad Lou Kennedy won the Challenge Races. The top four in passing and finishing points managed to redraw in the exact opposite order of how they earned their points, putting Richert and Graf on the front row with Bowers and Lou Kennedy in row two. Graf grabbed the early lead while running some blistering fast laps on the heavy cushion followed by Richert. Misfortune struck the lead duo with eight laps scored when Chad Patterson and Jake Lempelius made slight contact in turn one and Patterson's car got a bit sideways. The two leaders were right behind this incident and unfortunately got collected and spun around. Graf and Richert had to tag the tail in front of three lapped cars on the restart with Bowers now the new leader. Thomas Kennedy pitted under the caution and tagged the tail. Bowers led the final 17 circuits which included the red flag stoppage for the Thomas Kennedy and Jared Goerges crash seven laps later. At the checkers, it was Bowers, Lou Kennedy, and Jamey Ogston with an impressive run in third. Richert recovered to finish fourth ahead of Rick Kobs while Graf rode home in sixth. Kevin Bradwell had a solid run in seventh followed by Lempelius, Bob McVitty and Reed Allex.

The UMSS winged sprints along with the Traditional sprints then headed over to the Rice Lake Speedway the next night to see if Ryan Bowers could complete a weekend sweep or if another driver could stop the current UMSS point leader's streak at one.

UMSS Race Results - St. Croix Valley Raceway July 24, 2015 (Race #12) 3rd Annual UMSS Dan Grams Memorial

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 199-Ryan Bowers[3]; 2. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[4]; 3. 03-Jamey Ogston[8]; 4. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[1]; 5. 34-Rick Kobs[7]; 6. 20G-Chris Graf[2]; 7. 95-Kevin Bradwell[10]; 8. 52-Jake Lempelius[11]; 9. 7M-Bob McVitty[15]; 10. 91A-Reed Allex[14]; 11. (DNF) 9-Jared Goerges[5]; 12. (DNF) 20K-Thomas Kennedy[6]; 13. (DNF) 15-Chad Patterson[12]; 14. (DNF) 18-Ryan Wilson[13]; 15. (DNF) 5-Anna Kouba[9] Lap Leaders: Graf 1-8, Bowers 9-25. Cautions: (2) Yellow flag with 8 laps scored when 15 got crossed up in turn 1-2 in front of leaders and collected 20G & 63. 20G & 63 restarted tail. Red Flag with 15 laps in when 20K & 9 crashed in turn 4 with both cars getting upside down.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[2]; 2. 5-Anna Kouba[1]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf[5]; 4. 9-Jared Goerges[3]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston[4]; 6. 15-Chad Patterson[6]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex[8]; 8. 18-Ryan Wilson[7] Lap Leader: T Kennedy 1-8. Cautions: (1)

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[4]; 2. 34-Rick Kobs[3]; 3. 199-Ryan Bowers[6]; 4. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[5]; 5. 52-Jake Lempelius[1]; 6. 95-Kevin Bradwell[2]; 7. 7M-Bob McVitty[7] Lap Leaders: Lempelius 1, L Kennedy 2-8. No cautions.

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 199-Ryan Bowers[2]; 2. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[4]; 3. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[7]; 4. 34-Rick Kobs[3]; 5. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[5]; 6. 5-Anna Kouba[1]; 7. 15-Chad Patterson[6]; 8. 91A-Reed Allex[8] Lap Leader: Bowers 1-8. No cautions.

Driverwebsites.com Ultimate Sprint Heat 2 (7 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf[2]; 2. 03-Jamey Ogston[4]; 3. 9-Jared Goerges[6]; 4. 95-Kevin Bradwell[5]; 5. 52-Jake Lempelius[1]; 6. (DNF) 18-Ryan Wilson[7]; 7. (DNF) 7M-Bob McVitty[3] Lap Leader: Graf 1-7. Cautions: (1)

 

 

CODY GALLOGLY SCORES FIRST CAREER VICTORY AT KALAMAZOO SPEEDWAY

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (July 25, 2015) – The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints made their second appearance of the season at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway with Cody Gallogly earning his first career victory. Gallogly became the sixth different winner in the opening six events.

Following Gallogly across the finish line was Aaron Pierce with Derek Snyder in third spot. The remainder of the top-five finishers included Jason Blonde and Ryan Gillenwater. Sixth was Jimmy McCune with Geoff Kaiser, Kevin Feeney, David Byrne and Brad Wyatt.

In preliminary action, heat race victories were earned by John Turnbull, Ike Beasley and David Byrne. Aaron Pierce was the top qualifier of the 25 cars on hand with a lap of 10.299 seconds at 131.081 mph.

The next events on the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints schedule are part of the King of the Wing Sprint Car National Sprint Car Shoot Out. The Northwest Tour will compete at Meridian (ID) Speedway on Thursday, July 30, then wraps up at Evergreen (WA) Speedway on August 1-2.

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

 

 

BRENDEN BRIGHT TOPS ARDC FIELD AT PATH VALLEY

Last Race Before USAC/ARDC Co-Sanctioned Events

Brenden Bright returned to racing action with the American Racing Drivers Club Saturday night at the Path Valley Speedway Park and came away with his first win of the season.

Bright, who has been plagued with mechanical issues since the first race of the 2015 season, made his first ARDC appearance since the end of May and won both his qualifying heat and feature event before the night was over.

Hackettstown, NJ driver, Brian Gilmore took the lead at the start of the twenty-five lap feature event and led for the first two circuits around the Path Valley track. Bright was challenging by the end of lap two and the two drivers raced for the lead with Bright going to the outside in turn two and then ducking to the inside as the leaders raced down the backstretch. Bright had his Presidential HVAC No. 92 out to front to complete lap three.

Bright led Gilmore, Jim Radney, Austin Burke and Ryan Greth through lap five.

Radney closed the gap on Gilmore and made his bid for the runner-up spot with an inside move in turn two on lap seven. Greth moved in on Burke on lap nine and began to pressure the 2014 ARDC Rookie of the Year for position. Gilmore, who was running in third at the time and ahead of the Burke/Greth battle, ran into problems in turn one as his car stalled when he hit the brakes . Gilmore got sideways in front of the competition but managed to save it and continue on. Burke and Greth moved to third and fourth and Gilmore continued in the fifth spot.

Bright continued to stretch his lead as he ran the outside of the track. He met the challenge of lapped traffic as he approached the five to go mark. Radney continued to chase the leader from second as Burke held off the challenges of three time winner, Greth. Gilmore was feeling some pressure from 2014 ARDC Champion, Steve Drevicki as the laps counted down.

Bright sailed to the checkered flag for the win with Radney finishing second. Burke picked up his first ever ARDC podium finish with third followed by Greth in fourth. Brian Gilmore put in a best ever ARDC effort with a fifth place finish. Drevicki, Shawn Jackson, PJ Gargiulo, Justin Grosz and Brett Arndt rounded out the top ten. It was Grosz' first ARDC start of the season after driving from his new home in Charlotte, NC on Saturday morning to race at one of his favorite tracks.

Heat races were won by Jim Radney and Brenden Bright.

Next on the 2015 ARDC schedule is the three race, co-sanctioned USAC/ARDC events coming up on August 18, 19 and 20 at Path Valley, Lincoln and Susquehanna Speedways. The big names in USAC Midget racing are headed to Pennsylvania for three days of competition and will include 2015 Chili Bowl Champion, Rico Abreu, Tracy Hines, Zach Daum, Christopher Bell, Bryan Clauson and many more!

FINISH (25 LAPS)

1. Brenden Bright, 2. Jim Radney, 3. Austin Burke, 4. Ryan Greth, 5. Brian Gilmore, 6. Steve Drevicki, 7. Shawn Jackson, 8. PJ Gargiulo, 9. Justin Grosz, 10. Brett Arndt, 11. Trevor Kobylarz, 12. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. DNS - Troy Betts

 

 

 

HAUDENSCHILD & DROWN WIN IN ‘WILD’ FINISHES

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, July 25, 2015 By Mike Swanger

With Wayne County Speedway celebrating it’s 50th season, there have been memorable feature finishes, but many that have been around the track for a lot of those years, said last nights Fisher Performance Sprint feature may have been the best ever on Bechtel Services Night. The ‘Wild Child’ Jac Haudenschild would start on the pole with nephew and 3 time winner Brad Haudenschild flanked to his right. The feature would get off to a slow start as Jason Dolick would spin in turn two right after the drop of the green and then Troy Kingan, who had rolled over in the heat race spun out on lap four and then two laps later, Dolick would spin again. this time collecting Nick Patterson and ending Patterson’s night. On the restart, Mitch Harble, who was in the George Prosser #19 machine, would lose the left rear tire but was able to replace it and continue on. In those couple of green flag laps run everyone knew that it was going to be a two car battle between the Haudenschild’s. With the extended green flag action, Jac would build up a sizable lead with Brad in pursuit as Danny Mumaw ran third. A final caution for a spinning Clay Riney with four laps to go would set up a dash to the checkered flag. As the green reappeared, Brad made a move to the inside of the ‘Wild Child’ in turn one but could not wrestle the lead away as the fans went to their feet. The younger Haudenschild would roar down the back stretch and took to the high side of turns three and four and be on Jac’s bumper and this time Jac would take the low line into turn one and opened the highside of turns one and two for Brad and his Kempthorn Auto Mall, Fire & Ice Pub and J&J Racing #38k and as they came out of turn two, Brad edged past his Uncle for the lead. Jac would try to do a slide job to regain the lead but came up short on the last lap. It would be Brad’s 4th win of the season and expand his points lead. The two Wooster drivers would park on the front stretch after the race as the crowd gave them a standing ovation. Mumaw would finish third with Shawn Hubler and Jimmy Colvin rounded out the top five. Heat winners were Mumaw and Brad Haudenschild. Matt Irey and Ryan Markham would lead the field of Lias Tire Super Late Models to the green flag with Irey getting a little too sideways in turn two and before he gathered himself back up, Markham, heat winner Doug Drown and Brad Malcuit motored by. Three caution flags on the next three laps, one each for Ricky Holderbaum, Coy Hornikel and Jerry Aber, would keep the field bunched up. Much Like the Sprint feature, a long run of green flag laps would ensue and this would shape up to be a battle between Markham and Drown as Malcuit and Irey would duel for third. Drown would stay right in Markham’s tire tracks but could never make a strong challenge to swipe the lead away from Markham. Going into turn one on lap 22, Drown would bounce off the guardrail and Malcuit slipped by as Markham now had some breathing room. Drown quickly gathered himself back together to reclaim second on the next circuit. With the white flag waving, Markham, who was loking for his 1st Super Late Model win, would go into turn one where disaster would strike as the right front tie rod broke on Markham’s #5m, sending him in a half spin and slowing him down which allowed Drown and his Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection and Wooster Glass #240 to power past for his fifth win at WCS and also build his points lead even more. Malcuit would get a season best second place finish while Irey ended up third, his third straight top five finish. Markham finished fourth as Jerry Aber was scored fifth. The Harriger Towing Rush Late Model main would see Lexington’s Justin Chance start on the pole with Jim Nicely along side but it was Ryan Markham quickly grabbing second and for the 20 laps, Chance and Markham would never be more than a car length apart. It would be the cleanest feature of the night as the only caution would come out on lap four when points leader Charlie Duncan did an uncharacteristic spin. Markham would try every line he could on heat winner Chance but could never take the point. Behind the two race leaders, a four car battle for third between Paul Harriger, Jamie Wrightsman, Nicely and 1st time visitor Wendell Pinckney was in progress as they were changing spots all race long. As they crossed the finish line, Chance and his State Farm Insurance, Accu-Force Shocks and Innovative Graphics #01 had a half car advantage over Markham for his first WCS win. Wrightsman would pass Pinckney with five laps to go for a season best third with Harriger getting his first top five finish. Caution flags marred the early laps of the Aamco Transmissions Super Stock feature as sixth starting and four time winner Nick Smith blasted into the lead on the opening lap. Tyler Thompson would power his way into second on lap two from his fifth starting spot. After a third caution on lap three, Thompson and his Streetsboro based, Action Auto Body, Fisher Performance and Nella Enterprises #t2 checked out on the field as he won his 1st feature at WCS by more than a straightaway over Smith. Pole sitter Cliff Staley finished a season best third as Tyler Nicely edged past Gary Hensel Jr. for fourth and his best finish of the season. Paul McVicker and Smith won the heat races. It took Shreve’s Michael Workman half the race to get to the front of the WQKT Mini Stock feature from his eighth starting spot and then spent the last half of the race keeping Doug Hensel from winning his fifth feature of the season. Aboard the JD Empire Trucking and S M Motorsports #41w, Workman would post his third win of the season. Trae Shoenauer would take home a third place in his first visit to WCS with Stephen Crowe and Jeff Edwards filling out the top five. Workman and Hensel topped the heats. The red flag came out for Mitch Reichard who barrel rolled in turn three on lap seven but drove away and continued and finished ninth. Fredricksburg’s Logan Duncan squeezed past points leader Billy Dawson on lap five to park the El Campensino Restaurant, Scanlon Enterprises and Green Leaf Restaurant #015 Mini Wedge in victory circle for the first time this season. Dawson, who won the heat race finished second with Matthew Moore and Jolene Voshel following. It seems like there is no stopping Scott Delaney in the Flat Track Carts as he won his fifth feature this year driving the third different Cart. Jamie Johnson and Chuck Conway went back and forth for second with Johnson winning that battle. Brett Bee and Colton Shaw rounded out the top five. Conway and Delaney were the heat winners. Contingency Connection awards totaling near $100,000 for the season were once again up for grabs for the drivers as they are each week at Wayne County Speedway. Next Saturday night, August 1, will be Kid’s Night with a lot of prizes for the Kid’s along with Lowe’s Kid’s Clinic night, Bounce Houses and Mar’s Trucking $1 Dog Night for everyone. On track action will have all the class’ back in action as the Points Races start to wind down for 2015. For all the latest news and information, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, July 25,2015 FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Heat 1 Danny Mumaw, Nick Patterson, Shawn Hubler, Pete Grove, Shawn Minor, William Aumend, Clay Riney, Jordan Harble dns Heat 2 Brad Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild, Jason Dolick, Jimmy Colvin, George Prosser, Troy Kingan, Mitch Harble dns Feature Brad Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Shawn Hubler, Jimmy Colvin, Jason Dolick, Mitch Harble, Shawn Minor, Troy Kingan, Clay Riney, William Aumend, Pete Grove, Nick Patterson, Jordan Harble, George Prosser dns

LIAS TIRE SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Matt Irey, Brad Malcuit, Jason Hinton, Jerry Aber, Coy Hornikel, JR Gentry, Ricky Holderbaum Feature Doug Drown, Brad Malcuit, Matt Irey, Ryan Markham, Jerry Aber, Jason Hinton, Coy Hornikel, Ricky Holderbaum, JR Gentry

 

 

Atomic Speedway Results

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Final Turn, Final Lap! That was the call! It took six weeks to determine a champion, but only one turn to determine a race winner as Jackie Boggs, Grayson, Kentucky, pulled off the slide job on the dominant Matt Westfall to claim the $5,000 Octane Race Products/Reno & Sons Lawn Care Buckeye Late Model Dirtweek finale at Atomic Speedway. Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio claimed the championship for the series over Duane Chamberlain and Rod Conley, earning an additional $3,000 for the points' crown. Drivers from six states were in the line-up with over 100 cars in the pits.

Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, Ohio won the sprint car main, while Greggie Oliver took first in the modifieds, and Bob Crace, Jr. won the sport mods. Matt Balsley won the enduro.

The Dirtweek finale was all but Westfall's to win or lose. Westfall dominated the last 12 laps to half track the rest of the field in dominant fashion. Westfall had just taken the white flag with Boggs a distant second when Joe Buskirk's disabled mount stalled on the backchute. As the script unfolded Boggs tried a pass in turn one on the single-file restart pulling along-side Westfall in turn two.

Westfall pulled ahead two car-lengths, but Boggs drove his Swartz Extreme 4B deep into turn three for a slide job to pass for the lead. Westfall lifted momentarily looking for a run off turn four, however, Boggs drove on to the narrow win with the dramatic last lap pass. The large crowd erupted into a tidal wave of cheers for both drivers in the exciting finish. A win for Westfall would have meant an $8,000 payday.

Westfall got the jump on Boggs to lead the first lap, but the first caution flew when Scott Edmisten made contact with the first turn wall. Westfall and Boggs pulled the field on the restart, but the race slowed again on an Adam Jones spin. Two laps later Montgomery challenged Boggs for second just as Mark Frazier looped it and J.T. Conley was collected in the mishap, ending his night.

Westfall and Boggs continued the battle as Duane Chamberlain slid past Zack Dohm into the top six. Chamberlain and Westfall's stakes were high as they were the top two point men battling for the Dirtweek crown. R.J. Conley bagged Mongomery on lap 12 while Moran leap-frogged a couple spots into fourth ahead of Nick Latham and Chamberlain.

On lap twenty, top ten-running Chad Smith lost a driveline on the front chute. Westfall and Boggs continued their battle-royal for number one on the restart. Boggs and Westfall went nose-to-tail, pulling about six car lengths ahead of R. J. Conley. Conley began to reel in that duo by lap twenty-five, making it a three-car race.

Just one lap later, Westfall got a break when Boggs made contact with a lapped car, allowing the high flying Westfall to build a half-straight cushion. Bogg's tires appeared to "give up". Westfall went into overdrive!

Montgomery, Nick Latham, Devin Moran, and Zack Dohm battled wildly for position with Montgomery gaining momentum toward a top four finish. Westfall had the race in the bag at the 39-lap mark when Joe Buskirk slowed on the back chute, changing the entire complexion of the race. Boggs tried the slide job in turn one, but Westfall had the momentum. Momentarily, it appeared that a Boggs win was not possible, but the race-winning slider was successful and secured him the win.

"I would rather be lucky than good anyday," said a winded Boggs. "I couldn't run with Westfall. My left rear was giving up and I had no chance. But I knew when the caution came out, I knew I could get him right over there (pointing to turn 4). I raced him clean...he raced me clean and that was the only way to do it."

"I love my fans to death and I appreciate them coming out every night. To pull off this win tonight was great, especially with this nice crowd."

The win was Boggs' second in the series. Moran had two wins, Chamberlain one, and Jason Jameson one.

"Matt had the car to beat and Jackie got the opportunity he needed with the caution," said third place R.J. Conley. "We had a good car and when the yellow came out I thought maybe I could get them both. But it didn't happen. But on the postivie side I had the best seat in the house and saw it all go down."

"I was just trying to run my race," said a visibly defected Westfall, "but next time the bottom wont be there. Thumbs up to Jackie Boggs. I had a great car. It was heart-breaking, but that's the way it goes. He made a clean pass and I just didn't have enough run off the turn to get it back."

"I would like to thank Brad (McCown) and the race tracks and sponsors for putting this deal together. This is good for dirt track racing and I hope they do it again next year," added the inaugural champion.

Rounding out the top ten were Jackie Boggs, Matt Westfall, R.J. Conley, Nick Latham, Jason Montgomery, Devin Moran, Zack Dohm, Duane Chamberlain, Rod Conley, and Greggie Oliver.

Octane Race Products, Reno and Sons Lawn Care, 803fire.com, RockAuto, Dirt on Dirt, Phantom Racing Gear, Hidden Gem Motorsports, Graphic Creations, Hoosier Tire and Hoosier Tire Ohio Valley, Lias Tire, and OVDTR.com were additional series sponsors.

Brandon Wimmer, Fairmount, Indiana has led as many laps as anyone in the sprint car division at Atomic in 2015. But once again the Hoosier driver had to settle for second as Cole Duncan made a late race pass for the $2,000 win.

Wimmer was dominate for half the race, then engaged in a torrid dual with Duncan. Slide jobs and multiple lead changes highlighted the latter part the race, allowing Kevin Swindell to make it a three-way battle.

Rounding out the top ten were Cole Duncan, Brandon Wimmer, Kevin Swindell, Ron Blair, Kory Crabtree, Cale Thomas, Ryan Broughton, Kody Kinser, Todd Kane, and Nathan Skaggs. Kody Kinser was the hard charger of the race.

Greggie Oliver led from start to finish, but Jason Montgomery was within striking distance for the duration of the 20-lap $1,000 to win modified main. A late race caution allowed Mongomery to make a bid for first, pulling alonside Oliver on several occasions, but the points' leader Oliver held on for the win.

Rounding out the top ten were Greggie Oliver, Jason Montgomery, Brian Whiteman, Dave Pinkerton, Brandon Oliver, John Burdette, Mark Dickson, Donnie Miller, Jimmy Lennex, and Dave McWilliams.

Bob Crace, Jr. won a heated battle over three-time winner and his son-in-law Jason Cottrill. The race long battle came down to a failed pass attempt on the last lap, making for an exciting finish and a third Crace win in the C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mods.

Rounding out the finish were Bob Crace, Jr., Jason Cottrill, Tony Seibert, Steve Noble, Keith Shanks, Jay Dunaway,Derek Davidson,Chase Sansom, Bill Young, Patrick Hayes, and Ricky Roberts.

Matt Balsley, Hebron, Ohio won the enduro.

Atomic hosts the prize jewell Open Wheel Championships next Friday and Saturday nights, July 31 and August 1. Come out and experience the excitement!

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday July 31st - 1ST Night of the OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS Two-day show: Night 1- UNOH All Star Sprints $5,000 to win, BOSS Non Wing Sprints, Race Saver 305 Sprints, Mini Sprints ( Thursday, July 30 pit party and cornhole tournament starting at 6 p.m./ $20 per team to enter. Prizes awarded. Several All Star drivers will be in attendance.)

Saturday August 1st- OPEN WHEEL CHAMPIONSHIPS Night 2- UNOH All Star Sprints $10,000 to win plus AMRA Modifieds and Race Saver 305 Sprints

THE SUMMARY:

803fire.com AMRA LATE MODELS (24)

Reno and Sons Lawn Care/Octane Race Products

Fast Time: Jason Montgomery 13:421

DASH: Matt Westfall, Jackie Boggs, Jason Montgomery, Devin Moran, R.J. Conley, Nick Latham

Heat One-Walker Arthur, Duane Chamberlain, Zack Dohm, J.T. Conley, Greggie Oliver, Jeremy Berwanger, Jason Jameson, Jeremy Misel, Adam Jones

Heat Two-Mark Frazier, Chad Smith, Rod Conley, Tommy Mossbarger, Scott Edmisten, Joe Buskirk, Ben Adkins, Darin Roush, Mick Sansom

Hard Charger: Jason Jameson 19th to 12th

Feature: Jackie Boggs, Matt Westfall, R.J. Conley, Nick Latham, Jason Montgomery, Devin Moran, Zack Dohm, Duane Chamberlain, Rod Conley, Greggie Oliver, Walker Arthur, Jason Jameson, Jeremy Berwanger, Mark Frazier, Ben Adkins, Jeremy Misel, Mick Sansom, Joe Buskirk, Adam Jones, Chad Smith, Scott Edmisten, Tommy Mossbarger, J.T. Conley, Darin Roush

PINE TREE TOWING AND RECOVERY 410 Sprints (27)

Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA)

Fast Time: Cole Duncan 11:828

Heat One-Brandon Wimmer, Cole Duncan, Beau Stewart, Nathan Skaggs, Kody Kinser, George Hawkins, Jimmy Light, Brian Benson, Dustin Webber

Heat Two-Cale Thomas, Todd Kane, Ron Blair, Ryan Broughton, Dave Dickson, Nate Reeser, Randy Fink, R.J. Perkins, Eric Martin

Heat Three-Kory Crabtree, Kevin Swindell, Caleb Armstrong, Mike Terry Josh Davis, Eddie Slone, Brandon Conkle, Mark Coleman, Mark Imler

B-Main:Nate Reeser, George Hawkins, Eddie Slone, Jimmy Light, Brian Benson, Brandon Conkle, Randy Fink, Mark Coleman, Dustin Webber, Eric Martin, R.J. Perkins, Mark Imler

Feature: Cole Duncan, Brandon Wimmer, Kevin Swindell, Ron Blair, Kory Crabtree, Cale Thomas, Ryan Broughton, Kody Kinser, Todd Kane, Nathan Skaggs, Josh Davis, Caleb Armstrong, Beau Stewart, Nate Reeser, Dave Dickson, Jimmy Light, George Hawkins, Eddie Slone, Mike Terry, Brian Benson.

Hard Charger: Kody Kinser 13th to 8th

 

 

Bergman Wins 2015 Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals

7/25/15

Alger, WA – For the second straight year, Seth Bergman stood victorious in victory lane at the Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway. Bergman went wire to wire and collected $10,000 for his efforts in the Sprint Car division. Tristin Thomas and Matt Powers won in the Northwest Focus Midget Series and Outlaw Tuner classes.

After winning the A Scramble, Bergman would start on the inside of the front row with Travis Rilat to his outside. Bergman was dominant all race long, leading every lap in the Dennis Marshala owned #23, enjoying a straightaway plus advantage for most of the race both in clean air and in traffic. Rilat spent most of the race in second trying to run Seth down, but could never close to more than three or four car lengths back in the heaviest of traffic. Trey Starks passed Rilat with under ten laps to go in the main, and had closed on Bergman before a caution with four to go gave Seth clean air. Bergman capitalized and went on to win his second Summer Nationals in a row, followed by Starks and Rilat rounding out the podium. Kelsey Carpenter won the B Scramble and Jayme Barnes won the B Main.

In the Northwest Focus Midget Series Main event, Tristin Thomas made a bold move at the end to score the victory. Mike Vollbrecht had led from the get go, but Thomas used the extreme low groove to get inside Vollbrecht, and then moved up to take his line away entering turn one on the 17th lap. Contact occurred between the two, resulting in Thomas zooming away and Vollbrecht careening up the track and falling to third. Thomas would hang on over the final three laps to grab the win, followed by Ryan Cully and Vollbrecht. Heat race winners were Nick Evans and Dougie James.

Matt Powers came out on top of a contentious Outlaw Tuner main event. Powers took over the lead on a lap four restart, and then traded the lead and WWE style body slams with Freddie Vela over the final five circuits to claim the win. Vela was second and Travis Meins ran third. Vela won the heat.

Bob’s Burger & Brew Summer Nationals

360 Sprint Cars B Scramble – Kelsey Carpenter, Jayme Barnes, Luke Didiuk, Steve Reeves, Nate Vaughn, Michael Bollinger A Scramble – Seth Bergman, Travis Rilat, Cam Smith, Colton Heath, Trey Starks, Sean MacDonell B Main – Jayme Barnes, Kelsey Carpenter, Travis Jacobson, Reece Goetz, Skylar Gee, Luke Didiuk, Michael Bollinger, Bud Ashe, Kyle Van Ulden, Jeff Dunlap, Steve James, Lawrance Kirkham, Cale Brooke, Steve Reeves, Nate Vaughn, Steve Parker A Main – Seth Bergman, Trey Starks, Travis Rilat, Robbie Price, Cam Smith, Colton Heath, Austen Wheatley, Eric Fisher, David Miller, Jayme Barnes, Evan Margeson, Kelsey Carpenter, Travis Jacobson, Greg Hamilton, Matt Jensen, Chase Goetz, Skylar Gee, Derek Roberts, Sean MacDonell, Justin Youngquist, Luke Didiuk, Reece Goetz Lap Leaders – Bergman 1-40

Northwest Focus Midget Series Heat 1 – Nick Evans, Mike Vollbrecht, Tristin Thomas, Doug Anderson, Aly Pyles, Kenzi Thomas, Ray Stebbins, Thomas Walker Heat 2 – Dougie James, Ryan Cully, Nik Larson, Garrett Thomas, Todd Hartman, Doug Davidson, Renee Angel, Al Goldie Main – Tristin Thomas, Cully, Vollbrecht, G Thomas, Evans, Larson, Anderson, Hartman, K Thomas, James, Walker, Davidson, Pyles, Angel, Stebbins Lap Leaders – Vollbrecht 1-16 T Thomas 17-20

Outlaw Tuners Heat – Freddie Vela, Matt Powers, Travis Meins, Jon Gunderson, Howard Vos, Dalton Taylor, Patrick Adams, Clint Meins, Jack Desrosier Main – Matt Powers, Vela, T Meins, Gunderson, Vos, Taylor, Adams, Desrosier, Brandon Berg Lap Leaders – Gunderson 1-3 Powers 4-12 Vela 13 Powers 14-17

 

 

Mintz scores 2nd win of year at Fremont FAST event

July 25, 2015

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Craig Mintz has won track and series championships. This year he decided with a growing family to cut back on his racing. It hasn’t slowed him up much.

The Gibsonburg, Ohio driver blasted into the lead of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature on a lap 10 restart and drove to his second win of the season and ninth career victory at Fremont Speedway Saturday. The win keeps Mintz, a two time Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series champion in the hunt for the coveted Kistler Cup.

“I got hung up with them (lapped cars) there at the end and they just kept racing me. I don’t understand why. I showed my nose. You realize there’s only a couple of lines out there and some day that will come back and haunt some of those guys. These guys behind me (motioning to his crew) they’ve worked a ton, even the Linder crew from the 19 car. These guys needed this and I needed this. My wife, my baby girl, my son, my dad…we needed this,” said Mintz beside his Real Geese Decoys, KS Sales and Service, Kistler Racing Engines, Design Graphics Group backed #09.

“This FAST deal is really tough. You know you win tonight and Cap (Henry) probably ran second and Byron (Reed) third so you only gain three or four points and when your 50 points back it’s tough. We’re running a limited schedule to allow me to be a family man and still be out here racing,” added Mintz.

Tiffin’s Chester Fitch spent countless hours in the garage working on his late model. After opening the season with a win, he was in a drought. That hard worked paid off as he dominated the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model feature, leading all 15 non-stop laps for his second victory of the year and third of his career at Fremont.

“It was good to get my head out of someplace where the sun don’t shine. A lot of nights until 2 o’

Clock in the morning and my mom was about to shoot me but it paid off tonight. This division is the way to go. There’s a lot of guys out there that are scared to try it again because they’ve done so well in other divisions and they feel like this is backing up. It’s something that’s going to grow…it’s affordable and fun and you get to keep racing,” said Fitch beside his Tiffin Auto Auction, Westside Auto Sales, Hi-Way 101 Auto Parts, Danner’s Recycling and Towing backed machine.

Paul Weaver readily admits he hates to have to race on the bottom. He proved that Saturday, passing Alvin Roepke on a restart with eight laps to go and cruised to his second win of the season in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. It was his 36th career win and he sits 10th on the track’s all-time win list.

Good finishes by Roepke (second) and Bobby Clark (third) will keep the JLH General Contractor 305 Sprint FAST Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro close for the final two point races

“I love it when the 410s and late models run before us. They use up the bottom and leave me the top. I did this on a used tire I bought and it’s my fourth night running it. I’m screwed when this tire dies off. For me, when the yellow comes out these tires are good for maybe a lap and half and then you have to watch back peddling. I was able to get in front of him (Roepke) and got clean air,” said Weaver beside his Schiets Motorsports, Weaver Performance, Hampshire Racing Engines, Fostoria Mod Shop, M&L Excavating, Buckeye Mobile Coatings, Tender Touch Car Wash backed #1W.

After an early race duel with Cory McCaughey, Fostoria ’s Kent Brewer found his marks and would drive away to a dominating third win of the season in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks. It was his sixth career win at Fremont and keeps him atop the track’s point standings.

“We had a good starting spot and had a good night tonight. Somebody was looking over us tonight. I want to thank Kenny Clark for always putting this truck together for me and Rich Hummel has been here all the time win or lose. My wife, my brothers and all my family…it’s wouldn’t be fun if we couldn’t come to Fremont and spend Saturday night with our family,” said Brewer beside his Kent ’s Transmissions, Fremont Fence backed #8KB.

By virtue of winning the King of the Hill match races, Chris Andrews would start the 30 lap 410 sprint feature from the pole with Dean Jacobs to his outside. Jacobs would build a sizeable lead over Andrews, D.J. Foos, Mintz, Cap Henry, Byron Reed, Stuart Brubaker and T.J. Michael. But after two laps were recorded Nate Dussel would stop on the front stretch to bunch up the field.

On the ensuing restart Jacobs would rocket away while Foos would get around Andrews for second. Jacobs would catch the rear of the field by lap eight with Foos, Andrews and Mintz battling for second with Henry, Reed, Michael and Jody Keegan in tow. Disaster would strike for Jacobs on lap nine as he tangled with a lapped car entering turn one and spun.

On the restart Mintz blasted around Foos for the lead with Henry driving past Andrews for third. Now it was Mintz’s turn to build a lead as Foos, Henry, Andrews, Reed, Michael and Broc Martin (up from 17th) in pursuit. At the halfway point the leaders had found heavy lapped traffic but Mintz had built a two second lead over Foos, Henry, Reed, and Andrews.

Mintz’s lead began to shrink ever so slightly but he finally split the lapped cars of Tony Beaber and Roger Campbell in turn 3 on lap 23 to maintain his advantage. Henry would drive into second on lap 23 but Foos and Reed battled him for the position.

With four laps to go Henry made a daring move to split two lapped cars and quickly closed on Mintz who was hung up on other lapped cars. As Mintz took the white flag Henry was within a car length with Reed battling Foos and a resurgent Andrews.

Mintz hit his marks and drove to the win over Henry, Reed, Foos and Andrews.

Ky Harper and Steve Sabo brought the field to green for the 15-lap late model feature but it was fourth starter Fitch who drove around both for the lead. Fitch was only challenged by Ky Harper the first hand full of laps before he pulled away.

While Fitch and Harper were comfortable running one and two, the race for third was entertaining with Steve Sabo, Dustin Sautter, Brandon Perkins and Tim Sabo. Sautter would eventually take control of the third spot by lap 8.

With just two laps to go Harper began eating away at Fitch’s lead. But, it was too little too late as Fitch drove to the win over Harper, Sautter, Perkins and Steve Sabo.

Trey Jacobs and Thomas Schinderle would pass the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Schinderle gaining the upper hand. It quickly became a three car battle for the lead between Schinderle, Jacobs and Alvin Roepke with John Ivy, Jordan Ryan and Bobby Clark locked in an entertaining race for fourth.

Roepke would drive high around Schinderle for the lead on lap five. The first of only two cautions would fly on lap six when Kyle Farmer made hard contact with the front stretch wall. The restart would see Roepke lead Schinderle as Ivy drove into third with Jacobs, Ryan, Weaver and Clark in pursuit.

Roepke would build a sizeable lead while the battle behind was fun to watch between Schinderle, Ivy and Weaver. Ivy would take second on lap 12 with Weaver moving into third on lap 13. Weaver would move into second a lap later.

With 10 laps to go Roepke’s lead was two seconds over Weaver, Ivy, Schinderle, Jacobs and Clark. Weaver blasted away at the cushion and was within a second of Roepke when the final caution flew for a Dustin Stroup spin with eight laps to go.

On the restart Weaver would use the high line to drive around Roepke with Ivy, Schinderle, Jacobs, Clark and Ryan in pursuit. As Weaver pulled away, Jacobs would drive into third on lap 19, bringing Clark to fourth over Ivy.

Weaver and Roepke would pull away with Jacobs and Clark locked in a tremendous battle for third. Weaver drove to a dominating win with Roepke, Clark, Jacobs and Ivy rounding out the top five.

Brewer and McCaughey brought the field to green for the 20 lap dirt truck feature and the two would battle side by side over the first three laps before a caution flew. Following a lap under green, and the race’s final caution would fly with 16 laps to go.

On the restart Brewer pulled away from McCaughey with the battle for third to be waged the rest of the way between Jimmy McGrath, Dustin Keegan, Brad Mitten and Matt Foos. Brewer would take the checkered with a 3 second lead while McCaughey continued his good season with a runner-up finish. When the dust had settled, it was Mitten taking third followed by McGrath and Keegan.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Aug. 1 on Kistler Engines Night. The first 3,000 ladies to enter the stands will get in free. It is a Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series points night for the 410 sprints with the 305 sprints, dirt trucks and 602 late models also in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 7/25/2015

Fort Ball Pizza Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (20 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. 19C-Chris Andrews, 12.704; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.793; 3. 39M-DJ Foos, 12.882; 4. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.001; 5. 53-Cap Henry, 13.052; 6. 8M-Tj Michael, 13.081; 7. 14H-Todd Heller, 13.147; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.168; 9. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.247; 10. 5-Byron Reed, 13.269; 11. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.291; 12. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.305; 13. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.338; 14. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.631; 15. 51-Roger Campbell , 13.692; 16. 3T-Tony Beaber, 13.808; 17. 9-Jordan Ryan, 13.930; 18. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.514; 19. 83M-Broc Martin, 14.754; 20. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 17.046

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

1. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[5] ; 4. 19C-Chris Andrews[6] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[7] ; 6. 3T-Tony Beaber[1] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[4]

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

1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 2. 40DD-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 7. 9-Jordan Ryan[1]

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

1. 8M-Tj Michael[5] ; 2. 60-Jody Keegan[3] ; 3. 39M-DJ Foos[6] ; 4. 51-Roger Campbell [2] ; 5. 96AU-Bruce White[1] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[4]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. O9-Craig Mintz[3]; 2. 53-Cap Henry[5]; 3. 5-Byron Reed[7]; 4. 39M-DJ Foos[4]; 5. 19C-Chris Andrews[1]; 6. 8M-Tj Michael[6]; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[8]; 8. 83M-Broc Martin[19]; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[10]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14]; 11. 9-Jordan Ryan[17]; 12. 14H-Todd Heller[13]; 13. 68G-Tyler Gunn[20]; 14. 97-Dean Jacobs[2]; 15. 60-Jody Keegan[9]; 16. 51-Roger Campbell [12]; 17. 3T-Tony Beaber[16]; 18. 96Au-Bruce White[18]; 19. 40DD-Nate Dussel[11]

Hard Charger: 83M-Broc Martin[+11]

Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 44-Kyle Farmer[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 5. 39-Jamie Miller[5] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 7. 32H-Dan Hennig[8]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7-Thomas Schinderle[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 5. 1X-Dustin Dinan[7] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 8. 10-Josh Harrison [8]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark [7] ; 5. 1M-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[3]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig[4] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 8. 10-Josh Harrison [7]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[9]; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[4]; 3. 8-Bobby Clark [5]; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1]; 5. 77I-John Ivy[3]; 6. 7-Thomas Schinderle[2]; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[8]; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[7]; 9. 1X-Dustin Dinan[14]; 10. 5R-Jordan Ryan[6]; 11. 1M-Dustin Stroup[15]; 12. 7M-Brandon Moore[11]; 13. 11G-Luke Griffith[17]; 14. 39-Jamie Miller[13]; 15. 25-Jason Keckler[20]; 16. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[18]; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron[19]; 18. 12-Kyle Capodice[12]; 19. 36-Seth Schneider[16]; 20. 44-Kyle Farmer[10]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver[+8]

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park July 25, 2015 7th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (29 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[2] 2. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[3] 3. 21K-Kody Swanson[1] 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] 5. 12-Kent Wolters[4] 6. 37D-Mike Dunlap[8] 7. 97X-Tyler Hewitt[9] 8. 18K-Todd Keen[6] 9. 18SR-Bob Distel[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24-Landon Simon[4] 2. 24P-Rod Henning[2] 3. 31-Tom Rhodes[6] 4. 21-Travis Hery[1] 5. 40-Justin Grant[3] 6. 2K-Kevin Klatte[5] 7. 32M-Derek Hastings[8] 8. 99-Sheldon Haudenchild[10] 9. 24L-Lee Underwood[7] 10. 320-George Willard[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[4] 2. 17B-Nick Bilbee[2] 3. 9X-Gary Taylor[5] 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[7] 6. 4T-Josh Turner[6] 7. 17M-Kevin Myers[9] 8. 96-Riley VanHise[3] 9. 74-Drew Rader[8] 10. 14-Daryl Daugherty[10]

Dash - (6 Laps - finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 24-Landon Simon[4] 2. 9N-Luke Hall[2] 3. 17B-Nick Bilbee[5] 4. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[1] 5. 24P-Rod Henning[6] 6. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[3]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 37D-Mike Dunlap[10] 2. 18K-Todd Keen[1] 3. 99-Sheldon Haudenchild[14] 4. 2K-Kevin Klatte[2] 5. 74-Drew Rader[8] 6. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] 7. 32M-Derek Hastings[4] 8. 18SR-Bob Distel[7] 9. 96-Riley VanHise[6] 10. 17M-Kevin Myers[9] 11. 14-Daryl Daugherty[12] 12. 320-George Willard[11] 13. 97X-Tyler Hewitt[13] 14. 4T-Josh Turner[5]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 18X-Thomas Meserawll[4] 2. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[6] 3. 21K-Kody Swanson[7] 4. 40-Justin Grant[14] 5. 17B-Nick Bilbee[3] 6. 24-Landon Simon[1] 7. 9X-Gary Taylor[9] 8. 24P-Rod Henning[5] 9. 31-Tom Rhodes[8] 10. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[10] 11. 12-Kent Wolters[13] 12. 32M-Derek Hastings[-] 13. 74-Drew Rader[20] 14. 23S-Kyle Simon[12] 15. 37D-Mike Dunlap[16] 16. 21-Travis Hery[11] 17. 5A-Toby Alfrey[15] 18. 18K-Todd Keen[17] 19. 99-Sheldon Haudenchild[18] 20. 2K-Kevin Klatte[19] Hard Charger: 40-Justin Grant[+10]

K & L Ready Mix NRA 360 Sprints (19 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer[2] 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[3] 3. 11-Tim Allison[6] 4. 11N-Ed Neumeister[1] 5. 10J-Jarod DeLong[4] 6. 5W-Jeff Williams[7] 7. 23-Devon Dobie[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 6S-JR Stewart[4] 2. 28H-Phil Gressman[2] 3. 6M-Max Stambaugh[5] 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts[1] 5. 19-Dallas Hewitt[6] 6. 50B-Mike Burns[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 17-Jared Horstman[2] 2. 17H-Hud Horton[4] 3. 83-Kyle Sauder[6] 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] 5. 12J-Tyler Moore[3] 6. 57-Mike Dunlap[1]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[3] 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[8] 3. 17-Jared Horstman[4] 4. 28H-Phil Gressman[2] 5. 17H-Hud Horton[1] 6. 49-Shawn Dancer[6] 7. 6S-JR Stewart[5] 8. 83-Kyle Sauder[9] 9. 11-Tim Allison[7] 10. 22R-Kevin Roberts[11] 11. 10J-Jarod DeLong[13] 12. 12J-Tyler Moore[15] 13. 8J-Jess Stiger[12] 14. 11N-Ed Neumeister[10] 15. 19-Dallas Hewitt[14] 16. 5W-Jeff Williams[16] 17. 50B-Mike Burns[17] 18. 57-Mike Dunlap[18] Hard Charger: 6M-Max Stambaugh[+6]

Performance Powder Coating Mini Sprints/USAC HPD Midgets (21 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 66-Chase Dunham[2] 2. 42-Ty Tilton[4] 3. 22B-Brad Racer[1] 4. 41-Alex Watson[9] 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[7] 6. 72-Josh Chess[6] 7. 14S-Jacob Stickle[11] 8. 65-Chris Bounds[8] 9. 76-Allen Poe[10] 10. 44-Ron Coleman[5] 11. 4X-Bradley Ashford[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[5] 2. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[3] 3. 81H-Anthony Haas[1] 4. 14-Gary Campbell[8] 5. 11-Corey Bedwell[9] 6. 21B-Ryan Barr[4] 7. 50-Craig Stower[10] 8. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[2] 9. 17-Darin Collins[7] 10. 26-Michael Prine[6]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[3] 2. 22B-Brad Racer[5] 3. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[1] 4. 66-Chase Dunham[4] 5. 14-Gary Campbell[8] 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[10] 7. 28K-Ron Kimmel[9] 8. 41-Alex Watson[7] 9. 76-Allen Poe[17] 10. 81H-Anthony Haas[6] 11. 17-Darin Collins[18] 12. 14S-Jacob Stickle[13] 13. IVO-Andrew Heitkamp[16] 14. 26-Michael Prine[20] 15. 42-Ty Tilton[2] 16. 65-Chris Bounds[15] 17. 50-Craig Stower[14] 18. 72-Josh Chess[11] 19. 44-Ron Coleman[19] 20. 4X-Bradley Ashford[21] Hard Charger: 76-Allen Poe[+8]

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

 

 

Sodeman Hustles to First Win of Season at Mercer Raceway Park

Gallagher, Kristyak, Burns, Webb and Thompson also Prevail

Mercer, PA (July 25, 2015): Jack Sodeman, Jr. survived a seven-car wreck on the initial green flag and went on to win the feature for the 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels 410 Sprint Cars on a busy night at Mercer Raceway Park. In addition to celebrating Christmas in July, and Herr's Meet Your Heroes Night, there were fireworks courtesy of Pizza Joe's. It was Sodeman's first win of the season at the Park.

Also taking wins were Sodeman's protege, Darin Gallagher, in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Tommy Kristyak in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, Tim Burns in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, Shane Webb in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, and Mike Thopmson in the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks.

Sodeman said that the opening lap skirmish may have worked to his advantage. "I think that gave me a little bit more of an incentive to do well." He was put on the hot seat by starting towards the rear when the race resumed, but it did not take him long to get to he front. "I didn't know exactly how it was going to turn out, but the car was really good, it hooked the bottom and we just chose everything right tonight." Sodeman also noted that he got a boost from Lady Luck when leader Eric Williams spun while lapping another car. "The luck came our way tonight. It sucks for Turkey (Williams), he had a good car and I think we would have had a heck of a race." Sodeman continued, "we had about eight laps left there, we might have been able to run him down and put on a show for the fans, but, unfortunately, he just got caught up in lapped traffic."

Eric Williams was ready to take his new ride, the Jim Chappel 8 recently vacated by former track champion Rod George, to victory. He jumped out to a quick advantage over Adam Kekich, but the fast start was vacated by a seven-car wreck in the middle of the pack. The involved drivers included Sodeman, last week's winner, Brandon Matus, his dad, Brent, Zach Morrow, John McCracken, Jr., Paul Kish, and Dennis Wagner, who toppled his Sprinter. Wagner was unhurt, but could not continue, and neither did the Matus teammates. All others were able to rejoin the fray.

Williams repeated his powerful drive off turn four to take the lead over Kekich, Sodeman, A.J. Flick, and Dan Kuriger. Williams dominated the early stages of the race. But, Sodeman took second by lap five, and he was getting quicker as the race wore on.

Nonetheless, Williams led through the first 18 laps, which were run under the green. While he was attempting to pass a lapper on the inside of turns trhee and four, Williams got too close to at ute tire positioned on the inside berm. Williams made contact with the tire, and did a 360, as he desperately tried to keep his car moving to avoid a yellow. Unfortunately, the car struck another tire as it came back around, and WIlliams was done for the evening.

That handed the lead over to Sodeman, with Kekich, Kuriger, and Flick in tow. Jimmy Morris and Mike Miller were batting for positions in the top five, with Michael Bauer looking on.

Sodeman completed the last seven laps without incident. Kekich beagn to close in in the final rounds, but he ran out of time to make a serious bid for the win. Flick rallied for at third place finish, ahead of Morris and Miller. Bauer was sixth and John McCracken, Jr. placed seventh. Kuriger and Morrow were next, based on laps completed. Williams was credited with the tenth spot, also on laps completed.

The heat winners were Flick and Bauer. There was no B Main.

In the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Darin Gallagher raced out to an early lead that he would never surrender. George Hobaugh, a frequent winner in the class, could not challenge the former Modified Lite track champion. Greg Dobrosky ran a consistent race to get third. Alex Paden closed fast to get the fourth spot. Andy Feil placed fifth.

George Englert, Darren Pifer, Cody Bova, Evan Kornbau, and Devin Litwiler rounded out the top ten.

The heat winners were Mark Rossey and Hobaugh. There was no B Main.

Tommy Kristyak led wire to wire to get his second triumph of the season in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. He withstood an early challenge from J.R. McGinley, and, although he surrendered the lead briefly to Rob Curtis following a restart, when the field came back to the scoring loop, Kristyak was back out front. Lonny Riggs climbed to second, with Kyle Fink in third. Curtis held on for fourth, one spot ahead of Jeff Schaffer, Jr.

Shayne Izzo, Kyle Holden, Kevin Green, and Terry Young were the final finishers. McGinley was awarded tenth based on laps completed.

The preliminaries belonged to Kristyak and Jimmy Holden, who was an early retiree. There was no B Main.

In the Precise Racing products Stock Cars, Tim Burns was the winner. Bobby Heim raced into second, but could not overhaul the fleet Burns machine. Andy Thompson was third. Early leader Pat Fielding held on for fourth. Garrett Calvert was fifth, despite being involved in a pair of cautions. Joe Stajnrajh croseed before Charlie Baptiste. Scott Byers was eighth, Points leader Ryan Moyer was ninth, based on laps completed, and newcomer Matt Lozowski was tenth. Gary Miller, Jr. and Moyer topped the qualifications. There was no B Main.

Shane Webb held off Jacob Bova and a hard-charging Mark Marcucci for the win in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. It was looking like Kenny Meadows and Marcucci would battle for the win, but Meadows spun with a little help from his friend, sending them both to the tail for the restart. Bill Stivason was fourth and Meadows came back for fifth. Dusty Frantz and Shane Pfeuffer were next. Glenn Teeter was unable to start the feature after flipping in his heat. He was unhurt. The heat winner was Marcucci. There was no B Main.

Michael Tompson copped his third Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stock feature in a row. He assumed command one lap after early leader Tyler Fulton came up lame following a lap 6 restart. Steve Longwell, Jr. led the one lap in between. Adam Reseigh crossed in second, but failed post-race tech. That moved Adam Perry up in the running order. Officially placing third was Steve Longwell, Jr. His father, Steve Sr. was fourth, and Shane Shook was fifth. Todd Kougher, Ed Haylett, Rudy Troples, Karlee Longwell, and Tyler Fulton were sixth through tenth. The heat wins went to Perry and Thompson. There was no B Main.

Next week, there will be bicycle races for the children, courtesy of Ray's Racing Collectibles and Approved Toilet Rentals. Helmets will be required for all participants. The action on the oval will be a Staurday Night Live! racing event.

4 Your Car Connection/World of Wheels 410 Sprint Cars: Jack Sodeman, Jr., Adam Kekich, A.J. Flick, Jimmy Morris, Mike Miller, Michael Bauer, John McCracken, Jr., Dan Kuriger, Zach Morrow, Eric Williams, Gale Ruth, Jr., Paul Kish, Brent Matus, Dennis Wagner, Brandon Matus, Scott Priester (DNS).

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Darin Gallagher, George Hobaugh, Greg Dobrosky, Alex Paden, Andy Feil, George Englert, Darren Pifer, Cody Bova, Evan Kornbau, Devin Litwiler, Brandon Matus, Joe McEwen, Mike Miller, Mark Rossey, Ken Rossey, Gary Kriess, Bobby Siegel, Kotie Kirkbride, Mike Marano, II (DNS).

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Timmy Kristyak, Lonny Riggs, Kyle Fink, Rob Curtis, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Shayne Izzo, Kyle Holden, Kevin Green, Terry Young, J.R. McGinley, Brian Schaffer, Jimmy Holden, Rich Whitney, Sid Unverzagt, Jr.

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Tim Burns, Bobby Heim, Andy Thompson, Pat Fielding, Garrett Calvert, Joe Stajnrajh, Charlie Baptiste. Scott Byers, Ryan Moyer, Matt Lozowski, Gary Miller, Jr., Curtis J. Bish, Chris Myers.

Rock Concrete Modified Lites: Shane Webb, Jacob Bova, Mark Marcucci, Bill Stivason Kenny Meadows, Dusty Frantz, Shane Pfeuffer, Glenn Teeter (DNS).

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing COllectibles Mini Stocks: Michael Tompson, Adam Perry, Steve Longwell, Jr., Steve Longwell, Sr., Shane Shook, Todd Kougher, Ed Haylett, Rudy Troples, Karlee Longwell, Tyler Fulton, Mike McConnell, Adam Reseigh (DQ).

 

 

Hall of Fame Races,
Barb Wieskus Memorial
Races Highlight
Jackson County Fair

By Dan Voigt, Media Relations
Jackson Speedway

JACKSON, MN – A field of 23 360 winged sprint cars turned out for the 2015 Jackson County Fair on Saturday, July 25 for the Hall of Fame Night and Barb Wieskus Memorial at Jackson Speedway. All told, 79 race cars were in the pits to compete in the evening’s racing action, which was sponsored by Houseman Oil of Eshterville, IA and Jackson Sports. With sprints from the Property Solutions of America Midwest Sprint Touring Series on hand, the evening’s racing action was capped off with fireworks over the historic half-mile facility.
Claiming the Feature wins in the Minnesota West Sport Compact Class was Megan Sandvig of Estherville, IA, while Justin Luinenburg of Reading, MN took the checkers in the Loosbrock Digging Service IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Winning the Bohl’s Small Engine and Marine Sport Modifieds was Jason Andrews of Estherville, IA while Dustin Larson of Worthington, MN claimed the checkers in the Hometown Motors IMCA Stock Car Feature. For the Wilmont Oil/Redline Racing IMCA A Modified event Roger Nielsen of Dolliver, IA earned the victory. To conclude the evening’s features, the Barb Wieskus Memorial, Property Services of America MSTS/Last Deck 360 Winged Sprint A Feature checkers went to Bill Boles of Harris, IA.
In heat race action, the Sport Compact winners were Megan Sandvig and Kaytee DeVries, while Hobby Stock heat wins went to Corey Schreiber, Justin Nehring and Austin Jahnz. Winning the Sport Modified heats were Nathan Chukuske, Dan Paplow and Bruce Egeland with the Stock Car heat wins going to Jim Larson and Luke Sathoff. Winning the A Modified heat races were Josh Rogotzke and Ben Chukuske. For the Sprint Car heat races, the checkers went to Cody Hansen, Wade Nygaard and Dylan Peterson.
This coming Saturday, August 1, will be Jam the Stands Night for the Minnesota Corn Growers Association’s Ethanol-Field to Fuel Night. Grandstand admission is FREE for racing fans! All five classes of cars will be on hand with hot laps set for 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Minnesota West IMCA Sport Compacts – Feature 8 Laps – 14 cars
33 – Megan Sandvig, Estherville, IA; 5C – Cory Peters; 8K – Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, IA; 22X Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, IA; 11A – Bubba Brown, Jackson, MN; 74T – Nikki Taylor, Welcome, MN; R13 – Robert Pottrat, Lynd, MN; 77Z – Blaney Markman, Jackson, MN; 3G – Tori Groebner, Redwood Falls, MN; 8J – Jay DeVries, Spencer, IA; 15B – Ben Wilhelmi, Redwood Falls, MN(DNF).
Sport Compacts Heat 1- 4 Laps
33 – Sandvig; 15B – Wilhelmi; 8J – J. DeVries; 22 X – Bunkofske; 77Z – Markman; 3G – Groebner
Sport Compacts Heat 2- 4 Laps
8K – K. DeVries; 5C – Peters; 11A – Brown; 74T – Taylor; R13 – Pottratz
Loosbrock Digging Service IMCA Hobby Stocks – Feature – 12 – Laps – 15 cars
17X – Justin Luinenburg, Reading, MN; 20N – Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, IA; 23X – Merle Bass, Varina, IA; 56C – DJ Clinton, Estherville, IA; 26 – Tyler Pospisil, Worthington, MN; 32J – Austin Jahnz, St. James, MN; 68M – Ryan Michelson, Estherville, IA; 17S – Corey Schultz, Arlington, MN; 33C – Corey Schrieber, Jackson, MN; 76 – Ben Peterson, Northrup, MN; 11 – Casey Iehl, Rembrandt, IA; 33 – Megan Sandvig, Estherville, IA; 74T – Chad Taylor, Fairmont, MN; 22W – Michael Weidert, Lismore, MN; 11S – Alan Stammer, Jackson, MN(DNF)
Hobby Stocks – Heat 1 – 6 laps
33C – Schreiber; 74T – Taylor; 68M – Michelson; 11S – Stammer; 17S – Schultz; 33 - Sandvig
Hobby Stocks – Heat 2 – 6 Laps
20N – Nehring; 23X – Bass; 11 – Iehl; 26 – Pospisil; 22W - Weidert
Hobby Stocks – Heat 3 – 6 Laps
32J – Jahnz; 56C – Clinton; 17X – Luinenberg; 76 – Peterson
Bohl’s Small Engine & Marine IMCA Sport Mods – Feature – 12 Laps, 19 Cars
03Z – Jason Andrews, Estherville, IA; 1 – Greg Sidles, Emmetsburg, IA; 2J – Jeff Carter, Mapleton, MN; 5Z – Kris Zuholdorf, Danube, MN; 3W– Randy Winter, Winnebago, MN; 25 – Dan Paplow, Dundee, MN; R6 – Danny Myrvold, Heron Lake, MN ; 5 – Jared Nytoe, Brandon, SD; 75 – Eric Kinnetz, Milford, IA; JD1 – Justin DeBoer, Granada, MN; 18 – Kyle Steuber, Fairmont, MN; 15V – Tony Voss, Worthington, MN; 7N – Nathan Chukuske, Sherburn, MN; 35 – Bruce Egeland, Marshall, MN; 8L – Lyle Sathoff, Armstrong, IA; 3T – TJ Tweedt, Jackson, MN; 73RH – Rich Harris, Estherville, IA; 82 – Sonny VanLenning, Spirit Lake, IA; 13.5 – Calvin Fuller, Estherville, IA(DNS).
Sport Mod Heat 1 - 8 laps
7N – N. Chukuske; 2J – Carter; 8L – Sathoff; 75 – Kinntez; 15V – Voss; 1 – Sidles; 03Z – Andrews(DQ).
Sport Mod Heat 2 - 8 laps
25 – Paplow; 5 – Nytroe; JD1 – DeBoer; 18 Steuber; 3T – Tweedt; 73RH - Harris
Sport Mod Heat 3 - 8 laps
35 – Egeland; R6 - Myrvold; 3W – Winters; 5Z – Zuhlodorf; 82 – VanLenning, 13.5 – Fuller(DNF)
Hometown Motors IMCA Stock Cars – Feature – 20 laps –9 cars
5L – Dustin Larson, Worthington, MN; 5 – Luke Sathoff, Jackson, MN; 6L – Jim Larson, Rushmore, MN; ; 69M – Gary Mattison, Sanborn, MN; 38 – Derek Voehl, Lakefield, MN; 10 – Levi Feltman, Jackson, MN; X – Chris Palsrock, Sibley, IA; 83 – James Richert, Comfry, MN; 79 – Derrick Barglof, Sioux Rapids, IA(DNF)

Stock Cars – Heat 1 – 8 laps
6L – J. Larson; 69M – Mattison; X – Palsrok; 83 - Richert
Stock Cars – Heat 1 – 8 laps
5 – Sathoff; 5L – D. Larson; 10 – Feltman; 38 - Voehl
Wilmont Oil/Redline Racing IMCA A Modifieds – Feature 15 laps – 12 Cars
9 – Roger Nielsen, Dolliver, IA; 5 – Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, MN; 7L – Jeff Larson, Lakefield, MN; X – Josh Rogotzke, Sanborn, MN; 49 – Matt Hollerich, Good Thunder, MN; 14 – Jason Fisher, Lakefield, MN; 7X – Travis Peterson, Mapleton, MN; 7C – Ben Chukuske, Sherburn, MN(DNF); 87 – Curt Lund, Redwood, MN(DNF); XXX – Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, MN(DNF); 24 – Travis DeBoer, Fairmont, MN(DNF); 25 – Derrick Barglof, Sioux Rapids, IA(DNF).
IMCA A Modifieds – Heat 1 – 8 laps
X – Rogotzke; 5 – Beckendorf; 25 - Bargloff; 87 – Lund; 9 – Nielsen; 24 – DeBoer(DNF)
IMCA A Modifieds – Heat 2 – 8 laps
7C – Chukuske; 7L – Larson; XXX – Rogotzke; 14 – Fisher; 49 – Hollerich; 7X – Peterson
Property Solutions of America Midwest Sprint Touring Series/Last Deck 360 Sprints – Feature – 20 laps – 23 cars
2H – Bill Boles, Harris, IA; 75C – Casey Heser, Jackson, MN; 7 – Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL; 14 – Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA; 6 – Eric Lutz, Sioux Falls, SD; 11X Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD; 2 – Derrik Lusk, Jackson, MN; 17 – Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD; 4 – Cody Hansen, Nunda, SD; 1A – Bruce Anderson, Trimont, MN; 33 – James Broty, Webster, MN; 10 – Dale Furby, Sioux Falls, SD; 10J – Justin Jacobsma, Hull, IA; 1X – Justin Glaser, Sioux Falls, SD; 11J – Jordan Nordstrom, Sioux Falls, SD; 25 – Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD(DNF); 13MJ – Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN(DNF); 9N – Wade Nygaard, Fargo, ND(DNF);35 – Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN(DNF);1 – Dean Brown, Springfield, MN(DNF); 42 – Kevin Flowers, Hartford, SD(DNS); 07 – Derek Anderson, Estheville, IA(DNS); 2D – Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, SD(DNS).
360 Sprints – Heat 1 – 8 laps
4 – Hansen; 6 – Lutz; 14 – Rosenboom; 13MJ – Halverson; 1A – Anderson; 1X – Glaser; 10 – Furby; 07 – Anderson(DNF)
360 Sprints – Heat 2 – 8 laps
9N – Nygaard; 75C – Heser; 2H – Boles; 11X – Bakker; 35 – Prochaska; 17 – Bickett; 11J – Norstrom; 1 – Brown(DNF)
360 Sprints – Heat 3 – 8 laps
25 – Peterson; 2 – Lusk; 7 – Gharst; 33 – Broty; 10J – Jacobsma; 42 – Flowers(DNS); 2D – Ballenger(DNS)

 

 

Hannagan survives to win Run for the Rabbit at Limaland

(7/24/15) – The return of racing to Limaland Motorsports Park for the first time in three weeks was greeted by a large crowd and a moist gripping surface that produced some thrilling action. The evening’s headliner was the annual Run for the Rabbit sprint car feature honoring the memory of the late Travis Miller, a former Limaland competitor who had an enthusiastic and infectious attitude that made him very popular with fans and competitors alike.

The NRA Sprint Invaders field came together for the 25-lap feature with former Rabbit winners Phil Gressman and Randy Hannagan on the starting front row. On the opening lap, veteran Dennis Yoakam rolled his machine on the backside forcing a red flag from the beginning. Ironically, Yoakam’s teammate Randy Hannagan would later experience that exact opposite by eventually winning the race.

Hannagan was in hot pursuit of Gressman following the restart on lap number two. He was able to finally storm past Gressman on the front straight to take the lead on lap number seven. Although Gressman would finish runner-up to Hannagan in the final finish, he didn’t significantly challenge for the lead again.

Hannagan’s biggest threat for race supremacy came from veteran Jared Horstman. The orange colored #17 of Horstman was a rocket ship on the ¼-mile Limaland Motorsports Park oval. Through the mid portion of the feature Hannagan and Horstman gave the fans some classic sprint car action. They swapped the lead with a series of corner slide jobs and aggressive pass attempts on the both the front and back straightaways.

Horstman came through the exchange with the lead and appeared to begin to move away from the field. On lap number 16, he struck the #49 car of defending Rabbit champ Shawn Dancer who had spun up against the wall in turn four. There was enough damage that Horstman had to pit for equipment repair. It cost him contender status and Hannagan took over the lead.

Although Hannagan’s wing was clipped by Horstman as he drove by the collision site, it didn’t affect his car handling. Hannagan survived a couple of restarts and held off Gressman and point’s leader Max Stambaugh to capture his third Run for the Rabbit triumph.

“When those guys got together (17 and 49) I didn’t have anything for the 17 car,” admitted Hannagan. “His misfortune was my gain. I hit Jared’s car coming through and I must have had some Travis Miller luck riding with me. It tore my right rear shock off and I thought I would be in trouble. Maybe shocks are overrated because my car became a rail on the top.”

Tim Allison was driving a number 17A sprint car that looked identical to the last sprint car that Travis Miller had driven. It has become a tradition in recent years for Allison to do so. “This event is a true tribute to Travis,” noted Hannagan, who also won the event in 2011 and 2013. “His family and Tim with the look alike car is tremendous. It’s impressive for Limaland Motorsports Park.”

The 20-lap K & N Modified feature proved to be a return to the winners circle for Andy Bibler. The veteran racer from nearby Continental took full advantage of his outside front row starting position. Bibler chose a high racing groove and nearly checked out on the field on a couple of occasions. Pole starter Tony Anderson was the only threat to Bibler and he got close after a pair of mid-race restarts.

Ultimately Bibler went flag-to-flag in capturing his first win at the track since the Memorial Cup in 2008. “This is a great feeling as it’s been too long since we have been in victory lane,” said a relieved Bibler. “This car was awesome tonight and my guys do a great job getting this thing prepared. My car owner hustled over from Continental for the feature after he heard we were starting on the front row.”

Tony Anderson made the quick switch to his Budweiser Thunderstock car for the 15-lap feature that was next. He produced a flag-to-flag winning performance although Jordon Conover made Anderson work for it. There was a number of times that Conover appeared ready to pass Anderson for the lead, but the point’s leader from Elida was able to slam the door on Conover everytime. The final five laps were thrilling with the two making dramatic contact yet holding their race lines.

“I can’t stand the high side, I’m better on the bottom,” confessed Anderson following his fourth win of the season. “I knew after the Modified feature that it was going to be a high side night so I pulled the belts on a little tighter.” It marked the 36th feature win in the division for Anderson at track.

The visiting HDP Midgets/Mini-sprints 20-lap feature was dominated by Middletown, Ohio’s Rod Henning. He led the 22-car field flag-to-flag for the conquest. Henning has also competed part-time in the Sprint car division at Limaland this season.

Limaland Motorsports Park returns to action on Friday, July 31, with Meet the Drivers Night featuring the K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. The evening will also feature the K & N UMP Modifieds and the Keysor Memorial for the Budweiser Thunderstocks. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

All the latest news and information about America’s premier quarter-mile dirt track can be found at www.limaland.com.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/24/2015 Menke Brothers Const. Night

McDonalds Dash (Modifieds) (5 Laps) 1. 1-Andy Galgoci; 2. 71-Joel Ortberg; 3. 34x-Brandon Vaughn; 4. 24-Zeke McKenzie;

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 10 Transfer) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagon; 2. 83-Kyle Sauder; 3. 17-Jared Horstman; 4. 6S-Jr Stewart; 5. 22D-Dennis Yoakam; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts; 7. 12J-Tyler Moore; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger; 9. 5W-Jeff Williams

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 10 Transfer) 1. 28H-Phil Gressman; 2. 17H-Hud Horton; 3. 6M-Max Stambaugh 4. 17A-Tim Allison; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer; 6. 23-Devon Dobie; 7. 12R-Nick Roberts; 8. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 9. 57-Mike Dunlap;

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 22H-Randy Hannagon[2]; 2. 28H-Phil Gressman[1]; 3. 6M-Max Stambaugh[6]; 4.1 7A-Tim Allison[8]; 5. 6S-Jr Stewart[7]; 6. 57-Mike Dunlap[18]; 7. 15-Brandon Ferguson[16]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[15]; 9. 23-Devon Dobie[12]; 10. 17H-Hud Horton[4]; 11. 17-Jared Horstman[5]; 12. 5W-Jeff Williams[17]; 13. 22R-Kevin Roberts[11]; 14. 12J-Tyler Moore[13]; 15. 49-Shawn Dancer[10]; 16. 12R-Nick Roberts[14]; 17. 83-Kyle Sauder[3]; 18. 22D-Dennis Yoakam[9];

HDP Mini Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 28H-Rod Henning; 2. 66-Chase Dunham; 3. 53-Jim Wood 4. 17-Darin Collins; 5. 41-Alex Watson; 6. 50-Craig Stower 7. 23S-Brad Strunk; 8. 22-Gunnar Lucius

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 14G-Nick Daughery; 2. 44-Ron Coleman; 3. 72-Josh Chess 4. 421-Ty Tilton; 5. 22B-Brad Racer; 6. 76-Allen Poe 7. 7M-Mike Hessel

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 14-Gary Campbell; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas; 3. 11-Corey Bedwell 4. 35-Jimmy Wood; 5. 1VO-Andrew Heitkamp; 6. 14S-Jacob Stickle 7. 26-Michael Prine

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 28H-Rod Henning[2]; 2. 14-Gary Campbell[3]; 3. 421-Ty Tilton[11] 4. 22B-Brad Racer[14]; 5. 14G-Nick Daughery[1]; 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[9] 7. 81H-Anthony Haas[6]; 8. 44-Ron Coleman[5]; 9. 53-Jim Wood[7] 10. 72-Josh Chess[8]; 11. 41-Alex Watson[13]; 12. 17-Darin Collins[10] 13. 76-Allen Poe[17]; 14. 14S-Jacob Stickle[18]; 15. 35-Jimmy Wood[12] 16. 66-Chase Dunham[4]; 17. 22-Gunnar Lucius[22]; 18. 1VO-Andrew Heitkamp[15]; 19. 50-Craig Stower[16] 20. 26-Michael Prine[21]

 

 

Ryan Bernal Scores Second Career Winged Win at Keller Auto Speedway

Kyle Heckman Scores with the McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mods, and Garry Dutton Lands in RaceChic IMCA Sport Mods Victory Land

Hanford, CA- A beautiful July night set the scene for a packed pit area on Friday at the Keller Auto Speedway, and fans were treated to a great night of racing as Ryan Bernal used a late race pass to score the Duinkerken Farms King of Kings Winged 360 feature ever, Kyle Heckman fended off a late challenge in the McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mod Main, and Gary Dutton picked up a victory with the RaceChic IMCA Sport Mod division.

With 27 fire breathing Winged 360’s on hand for the third installment in Battle for the Milk Can series, it was youngster, Ryan Robinson, and two-time World of Outlaws champion, Jason Meyers leading the field to green.

Jason Meyers would find himself in the early lead as he worked around the slick Keller Auto Speedway before the caution would fly on the third lap. Going to double file restarts on this night, Jonathan Allard, Ryan Bernal, and Carson Macedo would make some moves on the restart as they moved into the second, third and fourth spots as they chased after Meyers.

Getting into lapped traffic by the 10th lap, Meyers would feel serious pressure from a surging Jonathan Allard. With Allard using the top-shelf in turns three and four, he would drive around Meyers on the 13th lap and take command of the race just before another caution flew on the 14th lap with Meyers in second and Bernal running in the third spot.

The restart would see Kyle Hirst become a player inside the top-five as he moved into the fourth spot, as the top-five broke away from the field. On the 18th lap, Bernal would see Meyers leave the door open on the bottom of turns one and two and pounce on the position as the duo made slight contact. As Bernal made his move, Meyers would slide back to the sixth spot before he settled back in.

In the second spot, Bernal would work the bottom to perfection as he reeled in Allard, who had built up a sizeable lead. Pulling alongside Allard on laps 23 and 24, Bernal would make his move on the exit of turn four as he became the official leader on lap 25. A caution would fly on the 26th lap, and with clear track in front of him, he would lead the final four laps to pick up his second win of the season at the Keller Auto Speedway as Allard, Hirst, Macedo, Cory Eliason, and Craig Stidham rounded out the top five.

Mitchell Faccinto would get the action started on Friday night as he earned quick time honors, while heat race wins went to Hirst, Robinson, and Macedo. Robinson would win the Dash to earn the right to start on the pole while Scott Parker won the 12-lap B Main.

Gary Dutton was the man to beat during the RaceChic IMCA Sport Mod feature event. Leading the field to green, Dutton would grab the top spot as Ricky Childress moved into the second spot.

Following a caution on the first lap, the race would ultimately go 19 non-stop laps. With Dutton out front comfortably, the best race on the track would be for the second spot as Childress and Spainhoward would duke it out lap after lap. With Childress ultimately getting the position, he would track down Dutton in the closing laps, but would have nothing for the leader as Dutton picked up the win with Childress, Spainhoward, Austin Frye, and Wayne Dotson rounded out the Top-Five.

By way of his third place finish, Nick Spainhoward would be crowned the inaugural RaceChic IMCA Sport Mods Battle For The Milk Can Champion.

In a wile McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mod Main event, Kyle Heckman would survive a late race caution, and a couple of late challenges to pick up the victory. Coming from the fifth row, Heckman would make a big move to race his way into the race lead on the sixth lap as he would feel pressure from Bryan Burnes and Cody Laney.

As the race clicked off, Heckman would slowly pull away from the field, but in the race’s closing laps, Laney would come alive and become a threat for the win as his machine began to puff smoke in a big way. Despite something going south under the hood of his machine, Laney would gain on Heckman and pull alongside him on the 22nd lap only to find himself having to pull into the infield three laps shy of the finish.

A restart on lap 23 saw second running Bryan Burnes make a last ditch effort for the race lead, but as he got out of shape he would fall back as Steven Noland, Chad Reichenbach, and Brad Pounds put him back to fifth. Heckman would hang on to the win, as Noland settled for second, Reichenbach third, Burnes fourth and the inaugural McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mod Battle For The Milk Can Champion, Brad Pounds, rounding out the Top-Five.

ON TAP- Racing will return to the Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday August 1st, as the USAC West Coast 360 Series takes center stage as the RaceSaver 305’s, IMCA Stock Cars and the Mini Stocks also hit the dirt.

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Bubak Bests United Rebel Sprint Series at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 24, 2015) – Reigning United Rebel Sprint Series champion Jake Bubak captured his third career Dodge City Raceway Park feature win by topping Friday night’s 25-lap main event that headlined First Responder & Driver Appreciation Night at the 3/8-mile southwest Kansas clay oval.

The 20-year-old from Arvada, CO, slipped past early leader Kris Moore on the seventh round and led the rest of the way for his second series win in as many weeks and first of the season in Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car competition as a full house watched on.

While Bubak took Sprint Car honors, other First Responder & Driver Appreciation Night winners included Clay Sellard in IMCA Modifieds, Dwayne Dechant in IMCA Sport Mod action, Randy Dowell in IMCA Stock Cars and Will Bauer in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

With Bubak starting 12th in the 25-lap URSS Sprint Car feature, Moore led from the pole position at the drop of the green flag. With fellow front row starter Jeremy Huish sliding into the infield with race-ending damage on the second lap, the red flag flew after three laps when Jed Werner got upside down after hard contact with an infield tire in turn two.

The flag flew two laps later when Kaden Taylor got upside down in turn two as well. Both drivers were uninjured.

Already up to third by the third round, Bubak scooted past Moore for the point on the sixth lap and led the rest of the way as the final 20 laps ran off in non-stop fashion.

“The car was a little tight to begin with, but my dad (Rich) told me exactly what it was going to do and it was perfect,” Bubak said after posting the victory aboard the Myers Racing Engines-powered No 9x.

Bubak worked through traffic over the final half of the race to keep Koby Walters a half straightaway back with Moore settling for third. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car points leader Luke Cranston raced from 11th to fourth with Brian Herbert rounding out the top five.

The balance of the top ten included Zac Taylor, Keefe Hemel, Zach Blurton, 19th-starter Taylor Velasquez and Lance Davis.

In IMCA Modified action, Bucklin’s Clay Sellard rallied past Jack Kirchoff on the high side for the point at the midway point of the 20-lapper and checked out for his fourth DCRP score of the year.

With Sellard working forward from the tenth starting position, Kirchoff took the lead from Rick Taylor on the third round then held off Nick Link in the early going. But with Kirchoff and Link working the low side, Sellard took quick advantage by rallying by on the high side.

Into the lead by the midway point, Sellard drove away from the field as Austin Allen worked the high side to his advantage in the closing rounds. Sixth at the lap 15 mark, Allen climbed to second by the 18th lap.

Sellard was checked out by then though, taking the checkered flag comfortably ahead of Allen with Kirchoff, Link and Kale Beavers rounding out the top five.

“Keep it simple, we got back to basics,” Sellard said afterward.

Lamar, Colorado’s Dwayne Dechant extended the streak of consecutive different winners in IMCA Sport Modified action to 11 races dating back to last year’s season finale with his 20-lap triumph.

Dechant led early from his pole starting position, only to surrender the point to Brendon Damon on the fourth circuit.

But Dechant battled back, recapturing the lead at the midway point and slipping away from the field over the ensuing laps. A late caution brought the field back to Dechant, but nobody could mount a serious challenge.

In Dechant’s wake, Brian May slipped into second on the final circuit with Matthew Crowell capturing the show position. Damon settled for fourth with Jason Dove rounding out the top five.

Ulysses’ Randy Dowell made a late move around race-long leader Trevor Schmidt to capture his first IMCA Stock Car win at DCRP.

Schmidt led from the outset after starting on the pole, but soon had Dowell and Brett Copeland nipping at his heels in the non-stop 15-lapper.

Dowell’s persistence paid off, slipping underneath Schmidt exiting turn two on the 14th round and held the point the final lap-and-a-half to post the win. Schmidt crossed the stripe a close second with Copeland, Michael Pepper and Kyle Tillery in the top five.

After finally breaking through for his first IMCA Hobby Stock win at DCRP last Saturday night, Ness City’s Will Bauer made it two in a row by topping Friday night’s 15-lap feature event.

Following a red flag stoppage just one lap in for Reagan Sellard’s wild ride down the backstretch, Bauer battled past early leader Travis McLemore seven laps in and held on the rest of the way to take the win ahead of Tobby Schield and McLemore with Cody Davis slipping by Matt O’Hair in the final corner for fourth.

Next up at Dodge City Raceway Park is the I-70 Flat Track Motorcycle Series on Friday night, August 7.

Dodge City Raceway Park – July 24 First Responder & Driver Appreciation Night Results:

URSS Sprint Cars / Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 3. 9x-Jake Bubak, 4. 49-Kris Moore, 5. 28-Tracey Hill, 6. 7r-Beau Ricke, 7. 3-Ryan Walters.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 11-Keefe Hemel, 3. 97-Brian Herbert, 4. 50-Jed Werner, 5. 9d-Lance Davis, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 86-Zac Taylor, 3. 2j-Zach Blurton, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 17x-Craig Jecha, 6. 6-Kaden Taylor, 7. 9b-Darren Bowman.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 20-Luke Cranston, 5. 97-Brian Herbert, 6. 86-Zac Taylor, 7. 11-Keefe Hemel, 8. 2j-Zach Blurton, 9. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 10. 9d-Lance Davis, 11. 28-Tracey Hill, 12. 9b-Darren Bowman, 13. 11k-Tyler Knight, 14. 10-Jordan Knight, 15. 17x-Craig Jecha, 16. 3-Ryan Walters, 17. 18-Brandon Sprott, 18. 7r-Beau Ricke, 19. 6-Kaden Taylor, 20. 19g-Joshua Gilcrease.

 

 

Poirier Continues March Towards History With Win at Mohawk International Raceway with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

By MIKE MALLETT

AKWESASNE, NY - Steve Poirier continued his impressive 2015 season as he captured another win on Friday night at the Mohawk International Raceway with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). The win marked the 51st of his career and his sixth at the northern New York facility. The win helped advance his cause as he chases his sixth career title and the all time win record of 59 currently held by ESS legend Mike Woodring.

Poirier, of St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., took the lead away from fellow Quebec driver Patrick Vigneault just before the halfway point of the 25-lap affair and never looked back as he went on to the pick up his fourth win of the season with the stars of the Empire Super Sprints. The win came part of multiple series including the NAPA Auto Parts Tour of the US, the SUNY Canton Series and the Einstein Construction Group Tour of Canada.

“We are having a lot of success with this car,” said Poirier in Victory Lane. “This track for some reason fits my driving style. We got a little bit lucky, but tonight I didn’t think I was going to be able to do this well after starting eighth. It looked like the outside was working early and I had that lane open.”

Vigneault and Dale Gosselin started on the front row of the feature. Vigneault, making his first start of the season, bolted out in front while Gosselin fell in line right behind him to control the runner-up spot early in the main. Poirier, who started eighth, made some nifty passes at the beginning of the race to put himself in the top five by the fifth circuit.

Poirier, who elected to run the outside, found his lane clear as many of the front runners were glued to the bottom of the fast half-mall. Poirier used the open groove to his advantage as he moved up rapidly through the field taking the runner-up position with only seven laps showing complete.

From that point Poirier continued to roll the top as Vigneault paced himself around the inside of the track surface. As a result Poirier was able to close up quickly. On lap ten the pair came to the line side-by-side for the lead with Vigneault holding on by inches. The next lap saw Poirier rocket by Vigneault on the top of turns three and four to lead for the first time on lap 11.

At this juncture Poirier began to race away from the competition while another driver found the cushion allowing him to advance to the front. Dylan Swiernik started tenth in the field, and like Poirier, went the lane that no one else chose to run around the outside. He rapidly moved up through the field moving into second on lap 15.

With Poirier continuing to lead, Swiernik began closing the gap with the help of an excellent car and slower traffic. As the race reached the final stages Swiernik put himself in striking distance. Poirier was able to make some quick passes allowing him to put several slower cars between himself and Swiernik.

“I saw Dylan (Swiernik) was in the second position and he rides the top,” commented Poirier. “I was thinking I was going to have to ride the outside a bit harder to keep my position. I was leading the race and I didn’t want to screw it up. I tried to be patient and choose my line. I wasn’t sure if the outside in one and two was good enough to go outside the lapped cars. I made a couple bad decisions.”

These moves paid off as Poirier went on to take the checkered with Swiernik crossing the line just a few car-lengths behind in the runner-up position. The Port Leyden, N.Y., driver did all he could without the aid of the caution to track down the perennial champ, but to no avail.

“To come out here to run as good as we did with a bent car was phenomenal,” stated Swiernik after the main. “Another five laps or a caution, I was praying for caution. I didn’t realize how far up I was in the running order until I looked up and seen the 55 was second. I saw Poirier was in front of him so I started pouring the coal to it but it wasn’t enough tonight.”

Vigneault, of Trois Riveres, Que, held on to finish a solid third in a car that has been piloted for much of the season by talented Pennsylvania hot-shoe Mark Smith. It may be Vigneault’s one and only race of the 2015 season.

“It was pretty fun,” smiled Vigneault. “It was probably my last race because I wasn’t supposed to race this year. I wanted to be here to support the club. I was really tired at the end. I had no arms at all. It is hard when you are up front and you don’t know where all the guys are running. I see now that the top was fast, but I wasn’t comfortable. I haven’t run enough laps this year.”

Matt Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., got things rolling late and eventually moved up to fourth after starting on the inside of the sixth row. Gosselin eventually held on to complete the top five.

The next five were made up of Devon Caron, Jason Barney, teammates in Tommy Wickham and Paulie Colagiovanni with Paul Kinney 10th.

Not only did the 25 lap A-Main went caution free, but the entire night didn’t see the yellow flag waved once.

A-Main – Steve Poirier ($2,250), Dylan Swiernik ($1,050), Patrick Vigneault ($800), Matt Tanner ($680), Dale Gosselin ($615), Devin Caron ($710), Jason Barney ($480), Tommy Wickham ($420), Paulie Colagiovanni ($635), Paul Kinney ($400), Lee Ladouceur ($385), Yan Bilodeau ($370), Dave Axton ($300), Chad Miller ($290), Guilluame Neiderer ($310), Alain Bergeron ($305), Jordan Poirier ($350)

Lap Leaders – Vigneault 1-10, Poirier 11-25

Car Mate Trailers $25 To Win Heats – Barney, Kinney, Ladouceur

WestFront Construction/Cobra Coaches Dash – Colagiovanni ($100)

Other Bonuses:

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Swiernik (8 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Poirier $50

Beard Sewer and Drain Determination Award – Caron $50

SUNY Canton Smart Move – Colagiovanni $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Gosselin $35

911 Restoration – Colagiovanni and Ladouceur $25

Hoosier Tire – Poirier $200

Vahlco Wheels – Caron $190

Brian Sisson – Barney, Tanner, Gosselin, Colagiovanni $50

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, Einstein Construction Group, Panther Frameworx, YorkMont Auctions, Engler Machine and Tool, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Beard Sewer and Drain, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP

Hartford, MI – (July 24, 2015) – Ryan Ruhl held on through two late race restarts to win the King of Michigan event Friday night with the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP. Ruhl passed Dustin Daggett on lap ten and never looked back to claim his first King of Michigan crown.

Andy Teunessen and Craig Karazim started on the front row for the 25-lap feature. Karazim led through two corners before Daggett slid under him coming off turn four. After starting eighth Ruhl quickly worked his way into the top three on the opening lap, sliding by Karazim for second and started to run down Daggett.

Daggett and Ruhl raced through slower traffic when Daggett got caught behind a slower car on the bottom side of the race track. Ruhl went around that same car on the top and used his momentum topo power by with a slide job in turn four to take the lead.

Other than one close call that nearly resulted in spinning out Ruhl dominated the remainder of the event. Late race cautions for Nic Rogers slowing on the front stretch and a wild ride by Craig Karazim over the wall in turn two without turning over did not stop Ruhl from winning over Daggett, Teuenssen, Trey Smith, and Gregg Dalman.

King of Michigan Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Hartford Speedway – Hartford, MI Friday July 24, 2015

Comp Cams / Late Automotive Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 2. 11 – Trey Smith, 3. 31 – Andy Teunessen, 4. 23G – Joe Geibe, 5. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 6. 20A – Andy Chehowski, 7. 70 – Jim Lingar.

Kistler Racing Products Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 3. 22OZ – Aaron Shaffer, 4. 7 – Nic Rogers, 5. 19 – Brett Mann, 6. 24 – Eric Smth, 7. 51 – Oscar Smith.

Allstar Performance / Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 2. 4 – Craig Karazim, 3. 77 – Zane DeVault, 4. 19J – Linden Jones, 5. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 6. 18 – D.J. Lamance.

Engine Pro Feature (25 Laps): 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 3. 31 – Andy Teunessen, 4. 11 – Trey Smith, 5. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 6. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 7. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 8. 77 – Zane DeVault, 9. 23G – Joe Geibe, 10. 20A – Andy Chehowski, 11. 19J – Linden Jones, 12. 70 – Jim Lingar, 13. 7 – Nic Rogers, 14. 22OZ – Aaron Shaffer, 15. 4 – Craig Karazim, 16. 19 – Brett Mann, 17. 51 – Oscar Smith, 18. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 19. 18 – D.J. Lamance, 20. 24 – Eric Smith.

 

 

Rilat Wins Night 1 of Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway

7/24/15

Alger, WA – The self proclaimed “Mr. Prelim Night” earned his moniker once again, as Travis Rilat took the preliminary night feature win at the Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway. Rilat came from 12th to take the feature win. Brandon Berg joined Rilat in victory lane with a win in the Outlaw Tuner division.

“Winning these prelim nights is fun, especially from 12th, but it’s that final night win we want” said a joyous Rilat in victory lane. The Forney, TX native methodically worked his way forward in the field to secure the fourth position when he caught the break he’d need to contest for the win. Tayler Malsam slowed at the back of the field, necessitating a caution on lap 20, and in the aftermath, second and third place running JJ Hickle collided, causing Hickle to flip wildly and drawing a red flag. On the subsequent restart, Rilat dismissed the two slower cars between him and race long leader Justin Youngquist, but looked to be running out of time when a spinning Robbie Price drew a caution flag on lap 26 and bunched Travis up behind Justin. The first restart didn’t stick, as Jayme Barnes spun out, but on the second restart, Rilat measured Youngquist and used the outside groove to drive around him on lap 28 to take the lead and eventual win. Youngquist settled for second with Cam Smith taking third. Seth Bergman was the fast qualifier. Heat wins went to Colton Heath, Evan Margeson, Austen Wheatley, JJ Hickle and Youngquist. Kelsey Carpenter won the B Feature. Rilat and Bergman will sit on the pole of the A Scramble for Saturday night. Bergman will look to become a repeat winner of the Summer Nationals if he can win the 40 lap, $10,000 to win A Main. A full points run down can be found beneath the race results.

Brandon Berg went wire to wire in the Outlaw Tuner class to win the main. Berg threaded the needle between the front row cars of Clint Meins and Howard Vos to take the lead coming out of turn two and ran away from the field to score the win. Matt Powers and Travis Meins rounded out the podium with Meins winning the heat.

360 Sprint Cars Fast Time – Seth Bergman 12.166 Heat 1 – Colton Heath, Cam Smith, Seth Bergman, Michael Bollinger, Steve James, Bud Ashe Heat 2 – Evan Margeson, Eric Fisher, Travis Rilat, Kelsey Carpenter, Reece Goetz, Nate Vaughn, Skylar Gee Heat 3 – Austen Wheatley, Chase Goetz, Trey Starks, Matt Jensen, Luke Didiuk, Kenny Rutz, Kyle Van Ulden Heat 4 – JJ Hickle, Greg Hamilton, David Miller, Jayme Barnes, Robbie Price, Jeff Dunlap, Cale Brooke Heat 5 – Justin Youngquist, Sean MacDonell, Steve Reeves, Derek Roberts, Steve Parker, Lawrance Kirkham, Travis Jacobson B Main – Kelsey Carpenter, Matt Jensen, Robbie Price, Derek Roberts, Jayme Barnes, Tayler Malsam, Nate Vaughn, Luke Didiuk, Reece Goetz, Skylar Gee, Michael Bollinger, Jeff Dunlap, Kyle Van Ulden, Steve Parker, Cale Brooke, Kenny Rutz, Steve James, Lawrance Kirkham, Travis Jacobson A Main – Travis Rilat, Justin Youngquist, Cam Smith, Trey Starks, Seth Bergman, Sean MacDonell, Colton Heath, David Miller, Chase Goetz, Eric Fisher, Greg Hamilton, Matt Jensen, Robbie Price, Evan Margeson, Jayme Barnes, Austen Wheatley, Derek Roberts, Steve Reeves, JJ Hickle, Tayler Malsam, Kelsey Carpenter Lap Leaders – Youngquist 1-27 Rilat 28-30

Outlaw Tuners Heat – Travis Meins, Matt Powers, Clint Meins, Brandon Berg, Jack Desrosier, Howard Vos, Pascal Warner, Terra Arnett Main – Brandon Berg, Powers, T Meins, C Meins, Desrosier, Warner, Vos, Freddie Vela, Arnett Lap Leaders – Berg 1-15

POINTS

Top 16 Locked Into A Main – Top 6 Make A Scramble – Ties Broken by Fastest Qualifying Lap

1. Travis Rilat – 562 2. Seth Bergman – 555 3. Trey Starks – 544 4. Cam Smith – 544 5. Colton Heath – 539 6. Sean MacDonnell – 533 7. Justin Youngquist – 528 8. Greg Hamilton – 523 9. Matt Jensen – 519 10. Eric Fisher – 510 11. Robbie Price – 508 12. Chase Goetz – 507 13. David Miller – 507 14. Derek Roberts – 496 15. Evan Margeson – 495 16. Austen Wheatley – 494

Cars 17 – 30 Locked Into B Main – Top 6 Make Scramble

17. Jayme Barnes – 486 18. JJ Hickle – 484 19. Kelsey Carpenter – 483 20. Steve Reeves – 481 21. Nate Vaughn - 456 22. Luke Didiuk – 450 23. Michael Bollinger – 449 24. Reece Goetz – 448 25. Jeff Dunlap – 439 26. Skylar Gee – 435 27. Kenny Rutz – 428 28. Steve Parker – 426 29. Steve James – 425 30. Kyle Van Ulden – 425

Cars 31 -37 and Any Additional Cars Run C Main

31. Cale Brooke – 418 32. Travis Jacobson – 415 33. Lawrance Kirkham – 415 34. Tayler Malsam – 245 35. Bud Ashe – 210 36. Jason Solwold – 185 37. Brock Lemley – 0

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Usually when a driver joins a new team it takes awhile for all the elements to gel. Not so for Stuart Brubaker.

The Gibsonburg, Ohio driver took the lead from Dean Jacobs at the half-way point and went on to score his third straight win at Attica Raceway Park in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints on Columbus Equipment/Comfort Keepers Night.

Brubaker, a former 305 sprint track champion, joined the Burmeister Racing Team over the winter after having fielded his own 410 sprint team the past couple of years. And this combination is proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Not only has Brubaker won three straight, but he is in contention to win the $10,000 Attica point championship as he came into the night third in the standings only 16 points behind Jacobs.

And, he gained more valuable points in the hunt for the $10,000 Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service. At the beginning of the night he was fifth in the FAST Standings.

“This is awesome. When Byron (Reed) got past me I was like ‘MAN this ain’t good…he’s pretty fast.’ I stuck the wing back there on that yellow and this thing just stuck and I kept driving the wheels off it,” said Brubaker of his Schiets Tender Touch Car Wash, Dave Story Equipment; Stephen P. Mapus Productive Tools, Randy Beeker Excavating, Adkins Fence and Sanitation, Huffman Tools, Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines backed machine. “I got through traffic well. I cleared one down in one and two around the top and I figured someone was going to get me…I spun the wheels in all the dust up there. Thanks to all my team….Burmeister Racing is amazing,” continued Brubaker of his Meggit Sandblasting, Advantage Ford, Schiets Motorsports, Burmeister Plowing backed #16.

Wooster, Ohio’s “Hammer Down” Doug Drown was going to quit racing a year ago. He was struggling and wasn’t having fun. Then a phone call from Leroy Hall to drive his late model along with the regular driver Charlie Duncan agreeing to step aside, turned his career around. He led all 25 laps to record his fifth win of the season in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models at Attica.

“The car has been awesome. I can’t complain. The guys are doing a great job. I was a little nervous…everyone thinks it’s easy but it’s not. We’re still guessing like everybody else. I just picked the center of the race track because it was the brownest since the sprints were either below it or above it,” said Drown beside his Hall’s Auto Sales, Malcuit Racing Engines, Nationwide Vehicle Protection, Wooster Glass, Kar Konnections backed #240.

“This is the best season of my career. It’s crazy to think I was going to quit. Leroy Hall and Charlie Duncan gave me this opportunity and it’s definitely more fun. I know winning is fun but this is a great group too. I have the right people around me and when you have good people around you good things happen,” added Drown.

Fremont’s Bobby Clark came into the night with four wins on the season – all coming at Fremont Speedway in the 305 sprint division. He was winless at Attica. But that turned around Friday in the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints as he took the lead from Ricky Peterson on lap 11 and then held off Jordan Ryan for the victory, the 17th of his career in the division at Attica.

For Clark, the win keeps him atop the JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro points. He also closed the gap in the Attica point standings as he came into the night in third behind Ryan and Jamie Miller.

“Last year was just the opposite…we’d win here and not at Fremont. This is actually the car we won here last year with. We made a car swap again and it turned out good. I saw Jordan (Ryan) got second and I knew I had to protect the bottom. Hat’s off to my crew. We weren’t so good in the heat and they just kept tweaking on it,” said Clark of his Fremont Fence, Schiets Motorsports, Kistler Engines, Kear’s Speed Shop, B&L Plumbing, Nagy Equipment Sales, Miller Rigging, Shelluke’s Bar, Willey’s Towing, Big D’s Pizza, Fremont Auto Parts backed #8.

Woodville’s Daniel Roepke Jr. hasn’t raced a whole lot this year, but he looked in midseason form in the Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks. He used a lap truck to hold back leader Brian Arnold and drove around on the last lap for his 9th career Attica win.

“Most of the time you just have to be patient and see what happens at the end. This time it worked out for us. I was behind Matt (Foos, early race leader) and saw lots of smoke coming and I was waiting for that to let go. And then I saw that lapped truck down there and new he would get caught up with Arnold so I went to the outside and it worked out,” said Roepke.

The 30-lap 410 sprint feature got off to a rocky start. While working to get lined up for the race, defending track champion Caleb Griffith got into the turn three cushion and flipped. He was okay but done for the night.

Rob Chaney and Dean Jacobs would bring the field to green but before a lap could be scored Tyler Gunn would spin. On the ensuing green, Jacobs – who has a pair of wins at Attica this season – grabbed the lead over Chaney, Craig Mintz, Cap Henry, Bryan Lay, Brubaker, Byron Reed and Jordan Ryan.

A yellow on lap two for Brock Martin kept the field close to Jacobs. When the green flew so did Jacobs, opening up a six car length lead while Chaney bobbled on the cushion in turn four, moving Mintz and Henry to second and third. Meanwhile, Brubaker, who was originally scheduled to start 10th but rolled off eighth because a scratch and the early crash, was on the move, taking fourth from Chaney on lap five. Jacobs rocketed into lapped traffic by the seventh circuit as he led Mintz, Henry, Brubaker, Chaney, Reed, Lay, Ryan and Chris Andrews.

Henry would spin in turn two on lap eight as he was battling Mintz. On the ensuing restart Brubaker would drive around Mintz into second with Reed rolling into fourth. Reed would drive around Mintz for third on lap 11 and closed on Jacobs and Brubaker.

At the half-way point, Brubaker drove low in turns three and four and rocketed into the lead. Two laps later as the leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic, Reed would take second from Jacobs.

With 10 laps to go Brubaker was picking his way through the lapped cars with Reed, Jacobs, Mintz, Lay, Chaney and a resurgent Gunn giving chase. Every time Reed would cut into Brubaker’s advantage the leader would clear traffic and pull away. A very good battle for third was underway between Jacobs and Mintz.

Brubaker hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win over Reed, Jacobs, Mintz and Lay.

In the 25-lap late model feature, Markham and Drown would bring the field to green with Drown gaining the upper hand over Markham, Matt Irey, Josh Haynes, Mike Bores, Chris Keller and Larry Kingseed. Drown would pull away slightly as a tremendous battle ensued for second involving Markham, Haynes and Irey.

As Drown’s lead grew to six car lengths, Haynes would take second on lap four only to see Markham retake the spot a lap later. Action ground to a half on lap five when John Bores flipped over the banking in turn one. He was not injured.

When the green flew Drown pulled away again with Markham, Haynes, Irey, Mike Bores, a closing Rocky Owens, Keller, Devin Shiels and Kingseed in tow. Irey would take third on lap nine just before the caution flew for a Mike Bores spin. When the green would reappear Drown could not shake Markham and Irey as Owens moved into fourth. Once Drown got his momentum back he would pull away as Markham now had his hands full with Irey and Owens while Haynes battled with Shiels and Keller.

The final caution would fly on lap 17 for a Nate Potts spin with the restart order Drown, Markham, Irey, Owens, Haynes, Keller, Shiels and a closing Rusty Schlenk. Irey would grab second on lap 18 and started to close on Drown. Markham would rally to challenge Irey with three laps to go.

Drown would drive the middle of the track to perfection to take the win over Irey, Markham, Owens and Keller. In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature, Jason Keckler and Ricky Peterson paced the field with Peterson taking the lead. Fourth starter Clark would jump into second on lap three, bringing Jordan Ryan to third. Jamie Miller – who had won the last two features at Attica – would climb into fourth on lap four. The car on the move was Paul Weaver who drove into sixth from his 10th starting spot in just six laps.

The caution would fly on lap eight for a Kelsey Ivy spin with the running order Peterson, Clark, Ryan, Miller, Weaver, Seth Schneider, Keckler, Dan McCarron, Kyle Capodice and Dustin Stroup.

On the restart both Clark and Ryan pressured Peterson and Clark would drive to the outside of turn four on lap 11 to take the lead with the caution soon flying for a Frank Neill spin. On the restart Ryan would drive into second and closed on Clark. A lap later and Weaver drove around Peterson into third and closed quickly on Ryan.

Steve Rando would spin on lap 17 for the feature’s final caution. On the restart it was a three car battle with Clark, Ryan and Weaver pulling away from Peterson, Stroup, Schneider and Dustin Dinan. Once the laps started to tick off, Clark would pull away with Ryan edging away from Weaver.

Clark would drive to the win over Ryan, Weaver, Stroup and Peterson.

In a non-stop 15 lap dirt truck feature, Dana Fry and Brandon Leighton brought the field to green. Leighton would grab the slim lead over Matt Foos, Frey, Brian Arnold and Roepke. The top five would put on a whale of a show with Foos taking the lead by a bumper on lap four.

With six laps in the running order was Foos, Leighton, a closing Arnold, Roepke, Frey and Eric Devanna. Arnold would take second on lap seven and immediately closed on Foos.

By lap 9 it was a three truck battle involving Foos, Arnold and Roepke. That battle would continue until Foos’ motor went up in flames with three laps to go and he ducked into the pits. Not the leader was Arnold over Roepke, Leighton, Frey and Devanna.

After taking the white flag, Arnold, who was on the bottom of the track, would run up on a lapped truck and Roepke used the opportunity pounce and drove to the outside to take the lead.

Roepke would edge Arnold for the win with Leighton, Frey and Devanna rounding out the top five.

Attica will be back in action Friday, July 31st on Smith Family Foods/Culy Contracting Night. It will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST point night for the 410 sprints with the ALMS Late Models also in action while the 305 sprints and dirt trucks are also on the racing card.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com Attica Raceway Park Columbus Equipment/Comfort Keepers Night Friday, July 24, 2015 Starting position [*] – O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (22 cars)-

Qualifying 1.21-DJ Foos, 12.148; 2.19-Chris Andrews, 12.331; 3.53-Cap Henry, 12.357; 4.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.538; 5.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.571; 6.9-Jimmy Colvin, 12.597; 7.9r-Jordan Ryan, 12.597; 8.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.607; 9.09-Craig Mintz, 12.619; 10.60-Jody Keegan, 12.620; 11.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.648; 12.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.653; 13.45L-Brian Lay, 12.661; 14.5R-Byron Reed, 12.691; 15.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.751; 16.83M-Broc Martin, 12.764; 17.8M-TJ Michael, 13.028; 18.39M-Matt Merrill, 13.389; 19.3T-Tony Beaber, 13.444; 20.40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.547; 21.8-Kevin Shelbo, 13.715; 22.96AU-Bruce White, 13.813;

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1, Group A – (8 Laps, top 8 to the A) 1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 6. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 7. 9-Jimmy Colvin[7] ; 8. 39M-Matt Merrill[8]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2, Group B – (8 Laps, top 7 to A) 1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 3. 9r-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[5] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 6. 3T-Tony Beaber[6] ; 7. 40DD-Nate Dussel[7]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3, Group C – (8 Laps, top 7 to A) 1. 21-DJ Foos[4] ; 2. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 8-Kevin Shelbo[6] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7]

A-Main 1 – (30 Laps) 1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[10] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[12] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 6. 9x-Rob Chaney[1] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 8. 9r-Jordan Ryan[9] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 10. 53-Cap Henry[7] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14] ; 12. 40DD-Nate Dussel[20] ; 13. 9-Jimmy Colvin[19] ; 14. 8-Kevin Shelbo[18] ; 15. 3T-Tony Beaber[17] ; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[13] ; 17. 96AU-Bruce White[21] ; 18. 19-Chris Andrews[16] ; 19. 39M-Matt Merrill[22] ; 20. 83M-Broc Martin[11]

Hard Charger: Byron Reed +10

Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints (34 cars)

Nitro Black Performance Heat 1 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[9] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 4. 18-Frank Neill[1] ; 5. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[8] ; 6. 26-Ryan French[2] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 8. 24-Alex Paden[3] ; 9. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[8] ; 8. 15-Gary Benjamin[6] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[7]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 3. 1M-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[3] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 7. 32H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 8. 97-Kyle Peters[1]

Rock Auto.com Heat 4 – (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 39-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 4. 1X-Dustin Dinan[5] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 6. 87-Brian Gibbs[8] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[4] ; 8. 94K-Kurt Huber[7]

Computer Man B-Main 1 – (8 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[1] ; 2. 32H-Dan Hennig[6] ; 3. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 4. 2L-Landon LaLonde[2] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[8] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[9] ; 8. 26-Ryan French[3] ; 9. 24-Alex Paden[7]

Computer Man B-Main 2 – (8 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 44-Kyle Farmer[5] ; 5. 15-Gary Benjamin[7] ; 6. 87-Brian Gibbs[4] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6]

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[10] ; 4. 1M-Dustin Stroup[9] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[20] ; 8. 39-Jamie Miller[3] ; 9. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith[18] ; 13. 4*-Tyler Street[15] ; 14. 32H-Dan Hennig[19] ; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[14] ; 16. 1X-Dustin Dinan[16] ; 17. 19R-Steve Rando[11] ; 18. 18-Frank Neill[13] ; 19. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[17] ; 20. 12-Kyle Capodice[12]

Hard Charger: Alvin Roepke +13

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models (18 cars)

Nitro Black Performace Heat 1 – (8 Laps, top 6 to A) 1. 21-Larry Kingseed[3] ; 2. 5J-Josh Haynes[4] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[5] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[2] ; 6. 27-Rusty Schlenk[1]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 – (8 Laps, top 6 to A) 1. 240-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 00-Chris Keller[4] ; 3. 36-Matt Irey[6] ; 4. 29-Rocky Owens[5] ; 5. 92-Randy Scott[3] ; 6. 21A-Rick Armstrong[1]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 – (8 Laps, top 6 to A) 1. 51-Devin Shiels[4] ; 2. 48-John Bores[3] ; 3. 50Y-Ryan Missler[5] ; 4. 03-Jim Gingery[6] ; 5. 9C-Troy Cattarene[1] ; 6. 21S-Cody Scott[2]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps) 1. 240-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[4] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 4. 29-Rocky Owens[9] ; 5. 00-Chris Keller[7] ; 6. 5J-Josh Haynes[3] ; 7. 51-Devin Shiels[11] ; 8. 27-Rusty Schlenk[16] ; 9. 9C-Troy Cattarene[15] ; 10. 50Y-Ryan Missler[12] ; 11. 21-Larry Kingseed[8] ; 12. 21S-Cody Scott[18] ; 13. 92-Randy Scott[14] ; 14. 15B-Mike Bores[5] ; 15. 21A-Rick Armstrong[17] ; 16. 03-Jim Gingery[10] ; 17. 30-Nate Potts[13] ; 18. 48-John Bores[6]

Hard Charger: Rusty Schlenk +8

Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks (13 trucks)

Nitro Black Performance Heat 1 – (8 Laps, top 6 to A) 1. 88-Dan Roepke[7] ; 2. 33W-Jeff Ward[6] ; 3. 37-Eric Devanna[3] ; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[2] ; 6. 85-Brandon Stuckey[1]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 – (8 Laps, top 7 to A) 1. 2-Matt Foos[5] ; 2. 7F-Dana Frey[2] ; 3. 33-Brian Arnold[6] ; 4. 22-Brandon Leighton[4] ; 5. 25-Randy Ryan[7] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[3] ; 7. P51-Brad Keckler[1]

A-Main 1 – (15 Laps) 1. 88-Dan Roepke[4] ; 2. 33-Brian Arnold[5] ; 3. 22-Brandon Leighton[2] ; 4. 7F-Dana Frey[1] ; 5. 37-Eric Devanna[6] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 7. 4S-Keith Sorg[12] ; 8. 33W-Jeff Ward[8] ; 9. 9-Curt Inks[9] ; 10. 85-Brandon Stuckey[11] ; 11. 25-Randy Ryan[10] ; 12. 2-Matt Foos[3] ; 13. P51-Brad Keckler[13]

Hard Charger: Keith Sorg +5

 

 

Jonathan Jorgeson Captures First Career NWWT Triumph At CBS

By Ben Deatherage

 Coos Bay Speedway would host their lone Northwest Wingless Tour date on Saturday July 18th. The weather would be a little cooler then what teams have been used to in their local areas but was a welcomed change from the scorching temperatures elsewhere. A total of fourteen entries filled the pit area representing the states of Oregon and Washington.

Taking advantage of his front row starting position Jonathan Jorgenson, of Auburn, Washington, got to the lead on the first lap. Jorgenson, in his Jorgenson Manufacturing/Shareway Industries/D.G. Machine #2J J&J , would lead every single lap of the feature to bring his mount in first place. It would be the first occasion of his car that he has won against the Northwest Wingless Tour.

North Bend's Lawrence Van Hoof would finish the runner up in the Prather Racing/Perry's Electric & Plumbing/B.J. Metals/Giddings Boat Works #99 entry followed by Tim Alberding from Salem in third piloting his Alberding Racing #52 Maxim. The Pro Tow/Beaverton Automotive/Rabourn Performance/Herz Precision Parts #50 Eagle of Aloha's Brad Rhodes was fourth while Sutherlin teenager Cooper Desbiens was fifth in his J.H. Desbiens Construction/Budget Lumber/BC Motorsports/Van Lare Steering Repair #4D John Boy.

Jonathan Jorgenson was fast time of the night and Lawrence Van Hoof was victorious in the trophy dash. Heat races were won by Jorgenson and the Chuck Prather Racing/Coos Bay Speedway/Lucas Oil Products #76 machine of Truman Winningham from Gold Hill.

The Northwest Wingless Tour will take the week off before revisiting Sunset Speedway Park on August 1st for their next event. Pit Gates will open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates open at 4:00, and racing starts at 6:30 each night. Tickets for both events are Adults $13.00, Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-18) $10.00, Youths (Ages 12-6) $5.00, and Children under the age of 5 are FREE and a family pass will be offered for two Adults and up to four Youths for just $35.00. Log on to www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com for the latest news and information about SSP. For up to date info on the NWWT visit wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Northwest Wingless Tour Race #6 Saturday July 18th, 2015 Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 2. 99-Lawrence Vanhoof; 3. 52-Tim Alberding; 4. 50-Brad Rhodes; 5. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 6. 1-Lindsay Barney; 7. 27W-Guy Weedman; 8. 3-Dave May; 9. 19-Kyle Cox; 10. 76-Truman Winningham; 11. 15R-Jake Gilman; 12. 98E-Erin Lyons; DNS 7-Josh Horner; DNS 8-John Black

Dash: 1. 99-Lawrence Vanhoof; 2. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 3. 50-Brad Rhodes; 4. 52-Tim Alberding

Heat 1: 1. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 2. 99-Lawrence Vanhoof; 3. 1-Lindsay Barney; 4. 27W-Guy Weedman; 5. 19-Kyle Cox; 6. 15R-Jake Gilman; 7. 98E-Erin Lyons

Heat 2: 1. 76-Truman Winningham; 2. 50-Brad Rhodes; 3. 52-Tim Alberding; 4. 3-Dave May; 5. 7-Josh Horner; 6. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 7. 8-John Black

Qualifying: 1. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 2. 52-Tim Alberding; 3. 99-Lawrence Vanhoof; 4. 50-Brad Rhodes; 5. 27W-Guy Weedman; 6. 76-Truman Winningham; 7. 19-Kyle Cox; 8. 7-Josh Horner; 9. 1-Lindsay Barney; 10. 3-Dave May; 11. 15R-Jake Gilman; 12. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 13. 98E-Erin Lyons; 14. 8-John Black

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway Recap for Saturday, July 18

Race Recap for Saturday, July 18th, 2015

It started off as a cloudy morning, but as the day progressed, the clouds broke up and it became sunny and HOT, and made for another exciting night at The Fastest Bullring in Missouri! Burch Fencing Night at the Races!! 83 cars in the pits!!

We had a special guest with us this week. 5 year old Braxton Gross joined us for a night at the races! For those who don’t know Braxton, he was recently diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, which is a rare cancer-like disease which it treated by weekley chemotherapy and steroids. What an awesome young man full of life and fun, and we were so blessed to have him join us! More on him in a minute...

How ‘bout a little “Blast from the Past” to take you back to the good ol days of yesteryear! 18 Vintage Cars rolled in to SFCR to put on a show that reminded us of how far our sport has progressed throughout the years. Some of the old drivers we all remember are still wheeling these cars today, and some young newer drivers have joined the fleet. One of the coolest things about this class is that many of these cars have 2 seats, and bring passengers along for the race!

Klay Buckley and his #37 car picked up the win in the first of 3 heat races. He was followed by the #35 of Rich Wolfmeier and the #25 of Randy Horton, Jr.

The #8 1957 Chevy of Tim Eaves carried the checkers for Heat Race 2, with the #75 of John Self finishing 2nd and the #65 of Cliff Hensley finishing 3rd.

Driver of the familiar #87 Sprint Car, Kent Buckley, hurt his motor a few weeks ago, but for this race, he jumped in one of the many Buckley family-owned vintage race cars, the Tubby Black Tribute #1 and picked up the win in the 3rd and final heat race, beating the #14 of uncle Kary Buckley and the #5 of Brian Wolfmeier to the finish line.

Kevin Worley got the win the rest of the guys wanted, parking his #28 in Victory Lane at the end of the Feature Event. He was followed by the #1 of Kent Buckley, the #5 of Brian Wolfmeier, the #75 of John Self, and Dustin Adams, who was pulling double-duty, rounded out the top 5 in the family-owned #66 car.

I suppose the Pure Streets had booked a day at the lake to beat the heat, and 8 of them decided to come and race. Travis Goodman drove his #76g to a win over the 43x of Robbie Williams and the 34 of Ryan Williams. Robbie would power his way up to get the Feature win and park his 43x in the winners circle, with the 34 of Ryan Williams finishing 2nd and the 94 of Jason Neel 3rd.

Billy “The Kidd” Smith brought out the bosses car once again for some more testing, and picked up the first Heat Race win in the Kenny Wallace owned Toyota/JEGS/ UNOH #36 Lethal Chassis, with the 26j of Jeff Frowhitter finishing 2nd and the 56 of Jeff Asher and his new Team GRT car finishing 3rd.

The 227 of Bobby Despain won the 2nd Heat Race over the 53 of Matt Eaton and the 26 of Kasey Nations.

Nations would come back and win the Dash, giving him front row poll starting position in the A-Main. Frowhitter finished 2nd making it a battle of the 26’s for the front row starting spots. Eaton finished 3rd, with Despain 4th, Smith 5th and Asher 6th.

When the green dropped, Nations was on the loud pedal and not looking back. Nations drove his #26 to the Feature Win over Smith, Eaton, Despain, and the 45 of Matt Dotson.

The temperature wasn’t the only thing hot, and it seemed as if some tempers were beginning to get hot as well. The Sprint Cars started out the night with what appeared to be a wheelie-fest, with the #5 of Kory Bales the #20 of Steven Russell, the 14t of Jimmy Bridgeman, and many others standing them up and getting the crowd excited! Not so much a good thing for the drivers, as it’s impossible to steer with your front tires in the air. Looks really cool though!

Keith Burch won the first of 3 Heat Races over the 12x of Joey Montgomery and “The Twister” Tommy Worley, Jr in the 97.

Kevin Petty’s luck was finally improving. Starting the season out with motor issues and fuel issues, it looked as if the “Black Cloud” would finally blow away, and at the end of the 2nd Heat Race, it was Petty in the Liquid Nitro #72 carrying the checkered flag. Steven Russell was 2nd in car #20, and Joe B. Miller 3rd in the Peanuts Campbell owned #7C.

The 3rd Heat Race was won by the #3 of Dustin Adams, who was driving double-duty with his Sprint and in the Vintage class. Adams was followed by the #88 of Jeff Wurst and the #14t of Jimmy “Tank” Bridgeman.

Joey Montgomery (12x) won the dash, followed by Adams, Russell, Wurst, Petty, and Burch.

Montgomery led every lap of the A-Main and parked the Reddick Motorsports #12x in Victory Lane. Worley, Russell, Burch, and Wurst were your Top 5. There was a lot going behind Montgomery during those 25 laps. A lot of cars fighting for position, and it seemed as if some tempers maybe were starting to ignite between the #2 of Keith Burch and the #97 of Tommy Worley, Jr. Another on-track mishap between the #72 of Kevin Petty and the #14T of Jimmy Bridgeman ended Petty’s run. Bridgeman was able to fight back to a 10th place finish. #itsjustracin and #itsalwaysjustracin seemed to be a couple common hashtags on Sunday and Monday.

The B-Modifieds looked a little different this week. The Topless 20 race paid $1,000 to the winner. No they weren’t driving half naked.... They took the roofs and sail panels off their race cars. Why? Why not... Removing the roofs and Sail Panels takes away some downforce and some of the handling of the cars. And, it’s pretty cool to be able to see them inside the car working the steering wheel. They also got to Qualify, which was also a first for this class at SFCR. Burch Fencing put up added money to the purse, and a $100 bonus to the 8th fastest qualifier.

21 cars signed in, and when Qualifying was over, it was the 13 of Kodi Savage who set a fast time of 14.978 seconds around the bullring. He was the only car in the 14 second range. The R7 of Randy Forster was 8th fastest and collected the $100 bonus.

Eddie Gross in car #4g won the first Heat Race over the 29 of Dusty Homan and the 13 of Kodi Savage.

The 147 of Kyle Stolzer won Heat Race 2 over the 10x of Kyle Jarrett and the 4m of Scott Jarrett.

Lou Driemeier (3D) was the winner of Heat Race 3, beating the 99 of Chuck Adams and the 1 of Shane Blair to the line.

Feature time was special. Not just because these guys were about to race for a sweet $1,000 paycheck... It was special for a couple reasons. You see, there was a special checkered flag up in the flag stand that would be waved at the end of this race. Even more special was the little guy that was going to present the winner of this race with the famous “Cowboy Hat”. Remember at the start of this when we were talking about Braxton? This was all about him. Throughout the night, a brand new authentic checkered flag made it’s way through the pit area collecting autographs from as many drivers as possible. That flag was taken to the flag stand and was to be used one time and one time only – for this race.

The field rolls out for the Topless 20, the cars line up, and the green flag flys. At the end of the 20 Laps, it was the 4G of Eddie Gross who found the winners circle, followed by the 13 of Kodi Savage, and the 1 of Shane Blair. Kyle Jarrett finished 4th in the 10x and Mark Crady 5th in car 70.

The Flagman rolled up the “Special” checkered flag and passed it down to victory lane. Braxton found a seat on the hood of Eddie Gross’s car, and presented Eddie with the Cowboy Hat. Eddie is well known for being a heck of a good guy with a huge heart, and at this particular time, the win didn’t seem to matter to him very much. Eddie presented Braxton with a “Gross 4G” T-Shirt and the race trophy and they talked and took some pictures together. And when the celebration photos were done, the “Special” Autographed checkered flag was given to Braxton to take home with him. Jaden Helvey also gave him an autographed race helmet visor that she had won earlier in the night.

So, it was a great night at The Bullring. For info on events coming up for Braxton, go to “Be Brave For Braxton” on Facebook. Lots of stuff coming up.

Make plans to join us this week, Saturday July 25th, as the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the POWRi Speedway Motors Outlaw Micro Series joins our regular classes for what’s going to be an AWESOME night of racing! Also, 410 Sprints will be racing for $2,000 to Win! This is going to be a HUGE, Action Packed night at The Fastest Bullring in Missouri! You don’t want to miss it!!

General Admission - $15, kids 12 & under FREE!

 

 

Jonathan Jorgenson gets first Non-wing win with NWWT at Coos Bay

By Otto Baldwin July 18, 2015

Jorgenson starting on the pole was never headed during the race. Jorgenson in his Jorgenson Manufacturing/Shareway Industries/D.G. Machine #2J J&J. Second was the 99 car of Lawrence Van Hoof in one of the Coos Bay Crate model cars. Tim Alberding Third in the Alberding Racing #52 Maxim, Forth was the 2014 NWWT Champion Brad Rhodes in Beaverton Automotive/Pro Towing/Rabourn Performance/Herz Precision Parts #50 Eagle, fifth Cooper Desbiens in the J.H. Desbiens Construction/Budget Lumber/BC Motorsports/Van Lare Streering Quickener #4D John Boy.

The race was tight up front between Jorgenson and Van Hoof. Van Hoof almost got him on late race restart. After talking to Jorgenson in the pits after the race. His visor had fogged over and he had to flip it up to see.

Drivers talked all night how different the track was with a big cush in one and two before time trials. They ran that in after time trials were over.

Jorgenson set fast time, won his heat and was second in the Dash just missing a clean sweep..

Cooper Desbiens passed the most cars after starting 12th in the main and finishing fifth.

Race Summary

Fast time Jonathan Jorgenson 14.788 @ 91.29 MPH

Main 1. 2J Jonathan Jorgenson 2. 99 Larence Van Hoof 3. 52 Tim Alberding 4. 50 Brad Rhodes 5. 4D Cooper Desbiens 6. 1 Lindsey Barney 7. 27W Guy Weedman 8. 3 Dave May 9. 19 Kyle Cox 10. 76 Truman Winningham 11. 7 Josh Horner 12. 15 Jake Gilman 13. 98E Erin Lyons 14. DNS 8 John Black

Heat 1 1. Jorgenson 2. Van Hoof 3. Barney 4. Weedman 5. Cox 6. Gilman 7. Lyons

Heat 2 1. Winningham 2. Rhodes 3. Alberding 4. May 5. Horner 6. Desbiens 7. DNS Black

Dash 1. Van Hoof 2. Jorgenson 3. Rhodes 4. Alberding.

 

 

 

July 19, 2015

Miley, Dietrich & Smith Are 2015 Connor

Bobik Memorial Winners at Dog

Hollow Speedway.

 

Jared Miley (Townsend Gas & Oil Super Late Models), Billy Dietrich (410 Sprints) and

Nate Smith (Street Stocks) all celebrated in victory lane as part of the UFO sanctioned

5th Annual Connor Bobik Memorial at Dog Hollow Speedway Sunday.  The race returned to its birthplace after two years at AmericasMotorsports Park.

 

Jared “the Jet Miley capped off a three-peat weekend after winning $3000 in the 41-lap Connor Bobik Memorial for the Townsend Gas & Oil Super Late Models.  Miley, who started eighth, quickly shot into the lead on lap three.  Mike Altobelli led the opening two laps before falling back to second. Once out front Miley showed why he is called the jet as he soared away from the back and started lapping cars on lap 17.  After a lap four caution the race went 23 straight laps before the second yellow appeared.  On the restart Altobelli had nothing for

the South Park driver. Miley again began to pull away until a couple more cautions were thrown. Scott Rhodes took second away from Altobelli on lap 32.Rhodes could not muster enough

power to catch the high flying Miley, who had won on Friday and Saturday also.  Behind Miley and Rhodes were Dan Angelicchio, Devin Friese and Dylan Yoder. Sixth through tenth were

Dan Stone, Justin Kann, Mike Altobelli, Dwayne Taneyhill and George Lee.  Heats for the 30 car field went to Charles Powell, Jr., Altobelli, Miley and Friese.  Andrew Wylie won the B-Main.

 

Biglervilles Billy Dietrich is undefeated at Dog Hollow in the 410 Sprints.  Dietrich has won the last three appearances at DHS and is the only driver to be a repeat winner in the Connor Bobik Memorial.  Johnstown driver Dan Shetler set the pace the first four laps and looked strong.  Dietrich made a pass on the outside of turns three and four to take the lead on lap five.  He began to open up his lead before closing in on lapped traffic. Second place Carl Bowser, who started 8th, began to reel him in but ran out of time.  Dietrich held on to win the

$3000 paycheck.  Bowser, Brandon Spithaler, AJ Flick, Daryl Stimeling, Dan Kuriger, Brandon Matus, Scott Priester, Brent Matus and Bill Jones, Jr. completed the top ten.  Brandon Matus and Flick were the heat winners.

 

The 20-lap Street Stock feature was one of the best races. Glen Campbell driver, Nate Smith, won for the third time this season at Dog Hollow. When the green flew Rusty Martz led the first lap before Ray Hickok, Jr. assumed command.  That lead was short lived. Fifth starting Nate Smith powered out front.  Smith had plenty of pressure from Chris Schneider. Schneider almost had Smith when the pair made contact coming out of four with just one lap to

go.  Schneider had to back off and Smith came home the victor. Schneider, Martz, Joey

Zambotti and Brent Bingaman were the top five. Completing the top ten were Luke Barnett, Stan

Riggle, Mike Mellot, Ray Hickok, Jr. and Tim Bish. Ryan Sager and Smith were the two heat winners.

 

A special thank you to all the drivers, fans and race tracks whose donation made for over 160 baskets to raffle off for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Your generosity and then the fans helped raise over $7000 this year. The five year total is over $23,000.


 

 

RESULTS:

 

 

1. Street Stock (12)

 

 

 

2. 410 Sprint(16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Nate Smith                                  Chris Schneider

2

 

1

Billy Dietrich                                      Carl Bowser

2

3

Martz                                              Joey Zambotti

4

3

Brandon Spithaler                                    AJ Flick

4

5

Brent Bingaman                               Luke Barnett

6

5

Daryl Stimeling                                  Dan Kuriger

6

7

Stan Riggle                                         Mike Mellot

8

7

Brandon Matus                                Scott Priester

8

9

Ray Hickok, Jr                                         Tim Bish

10

9

Brent Matus                                      Bill Jones, Jr

10

11

Joe Kelley                                          Andy Burns

12

11

Bobby Mazingo                                    Karl Baker

12

13

DQ Ryan Sager

14

13

Cory Thornton                                  Zack Morrow

14

15

 

16

15

Bill Eash                                             Dan Shetler

16

17

 

18

17

 

18

19

 

20

19

 

20

21

 

22

21

 

22

23

 

24

23

 

24

25

 

26

25

 

26

27

 

28

27

 

28

29

 

30

29

 

30

 

 

5. Super Late (29)