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Giovanni Scelzi, Olivier and Goos Jr. Capture Wins During I-29 RV SuperCenter Night at Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 22, 2022) - Three first-time winners reached Victory Lane on Sunday at Huset's Speedway for the third straight week.

Giovanni Scelzi, Zach Olivier and Lee Goos Jr. scored their first wins of the year at the track during I-29 RV SuperCenter Night. That makes nine different feature winners through the first nine main events at Huset's Speedway this season.

Blake Hahn led the first 16 laps of the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig main event before Scelzi, who advanced to fourth on Lap 3, to third on Lap 7 and to second on Lap 12, took the lead with nine laps remaining. He then held on in thick traffic to win by 0.794 seconds.

"Awesome race track," he said. "It was narrow, but the top was good, bottom was good. You could really move around and I came from fifth. Just really good cars tonight. To win any race is very difficult, especially now when it seems like every series in the country has good cars. This one feels good."

Austin McCarl garnered a season-best second-place showing.

"I really wanted to win," he said. "I think I was a little too patient there early. Gio did a great job. He could roll the bottom in (turns) three and four a lot better than I could and stick it and really drive off the corner. I was wheelieing, doing some crazy stuff on the front straightway. I was just attacking as hard as I could to get back to him."

Hahn rounded out the podium.

"It's something we're proud of," he said. "To come here at Huset's for the first time in a 410 and finish on the podium is definitely something to be proud of. We had a really good race car; just too many driver errors there, driving it too easy in lapped traffic. These guys are full tilt all the time. Being able to run third to these guys definitely makes us feel good about ourselves."

Brendan Mullen placed fourth and Justin Henderson was fifth.

McCarl set quick time to start the night before Mullen, Scelzi and Skylar Prochaska picked up heat race triumphs.

Olivier led all but four laps during the 18-lap Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks A Main. Cory Yeigh was in front for the first three circuits before Olivier powered into first place on a restart during Lap 4. Yeigh reclaimed the advantage the ensuing lap before Olivier returned the favor on Lap 6 and pulled away to win by 1.433 seconds. It was his 17 th career triumph at the track.

"I knew when I saw our starting spots that it was probably going to come down to him and I," he said. "Cory is so good here. Hats off to him. It's so fun to race with him. We can run side by side and never touch. Him and I have put on a lot of good races here. Hopefully we can keep that going at least the rest of the season and hopefully longer."

Yeigh was the runner up with Tim Dann placing third. Colby Klaassen was fourth and Brady Klaassen earned a fifth-place result.

The heat races were won by Yeigh and Olivier.

Goos Jr. hustled from the 10th starting position into the lead by Lap 5 en route to winning the 20-lap Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series feature.

Alec Mataya led the opening circuit before Blaine Stegenga took over the top spot for three laps. Goos Jr. got underneath Stegenga a quarter of the way through the race as the two made contact entering the bottom of turn one. Goos Jr. maintained his lead the rest of the way by riding the cushion as he won by 0.735 seconds.

"It's a blast when you can run around the top," he said after earning his sixth career victory at Huset's Speedway. "That was actually kinda fun. It was a little sketchy.

"I kept trying to run up on him and he wasn't leaving me enough room between the wall. I had to do something. I apologize. I didn't mean to hit Blaine."

Stegenga finished second with Casey Abbas, Nate Barger and Mike Moore rounding out the top five, respectively.

Micah Slendy, Brandon Bosma, Stegenga and Goos Jr. each won a heat race. Dusty Ballenger was the B Main winner.

A doubleheader highlights next weekend's action at Huset's Speedway. It begins on Sunday with NOSA 410 Sprints and the Ben Nothdurft Memorial presented by Bargain Barn Tire Center featuring the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and the Tri-State Late Models. On Monday, May 30, the track showcases the NOSA Series/Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks.

I-29 RV SUPERCENTER NIGHT RACE RESULTS AT HUSET'S SPEEDWAY (May 22, 2022) -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (5); 2. 88-Austin McCarl (3); 3. 52-Blake Hahn (1); 4. 11M-Brendan Mullen (2); 5. 7-Justin Henderson (7); 6. 27-Carson McCarl (8); 7. 09-Matt Juhl (6); 8. 13-Mark Dobmeier (14); 9. 81-Jack Dover (18); 10. 22K-Kaleb Johnson (4); 11. 22-Riley Goodno (12); 12. 47-Brant O'Banion (19); 13. 35-Skylar Prochaska (9); 14. 3-Ayrton Gennetten (15); 15. 14-Jody Rosenboom (13); 16. 05-Colin Smith (23); 17. 8H-Jade Hastings (17); 18. ACE-Dusty Zomer (16); 19. 101-Chuck McGillivray (21); 20. 0-Alex Schriever (24); 21. 97-Alan Gilbertson (22); 22. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (20); 23. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (10); 24. (DNF) 4-Cody Hansen (11); 25. (DNS) 16-Brooke Tatnell.

Fatheadz Eyewear Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11M-Brendan Mullen (3); 2. 88-Austin McCarl (4); 3. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (1); 4. 14-Jody Rosenboom (6); 5. 22-Riley Goodno (5); 6. 81-Jack Dover (7); 7. 0-Alex Schriever (9); 8. 05-Colin Smith (8); 9. (DNF) 16-Brooke Tatnell (2).

KND Safety Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (2); 2. 7-Justin Henderson (3); 3. 4-Cody Hansen (1); 4. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 5. ACE-Dusty Zomer (6); 6. 3-Ayrton Gennetten (5); 7. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (8); 8. 47-Brant O'Banion (7).

Greber Racing Components Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska (1); 2. 52-Blake Hahn (4); 3. 22K-Kaleb Johnson (2); 4. 27-Carson McCarl (3); 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier (5); 6. 8H-Jade Hastings (6); 7. 97-Alan Gilbertson (8); 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray (7).

Nordica Warehouses Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 88-Austin McCarl, 00:11.002 (25); 2. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:11.100 (13); 3. 52-Blake Hahn, 00:11.102 (16); 4. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:11.127 (21); 5. 7-Justin Henderson, 00:11.137 (20); 6. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:11.175 (11); 7. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 00:11.185 (1); 8. 18-Giovanni Scelzi, 00:11.211 (5); 9. 22K-Kaleb Johnson, 00:11.219 (7); 10. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, 00:11.363 (22); 11. 4-Cody Hansen, 00:11.372 (4); 12. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:11.372 (9); 13. 22-Riley Goodno, 00:11.372 (12); 14. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 00:11.383 (14); 15. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:11.406 (19); 16. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:11.410 (17); 17. ACE-Dusty Zomer, 00:11.483 (15); 18. 8H-Jade Hastings, 00:11.588 (3); 19. 81-Jack Dover, 00:11.616 (2); 20. 47-Brant O'Banion, 00:11.671 (10); 21. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 00:11.824 (23); 22. 05-Colin Smith, 00:11.842 (24); 23. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, 00:12.130 (18); 24. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 00:12.261 (6); 25. (DNS) 0-Alex Schriever, 00:12.261.

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks

A Feature (18 Laps): 1. 71-Zach Olivier (3); 2. 64-Cory Yeigh (2); 3. 40-Tim Dann (5); 4. 34K-Colby Klaassen (6); 5. 35K-Brady Klaassen (9); 6. 7-Matthew Donker (7); 7. 54-Dustin Gulbrandson (13); 8. 1X-Aaron Foote (11); 9. 14J-Jayke Glanzer (1); 10. (DNF) 3-Matt Steuerwald (8); 11. (DNF) 18-Ivan Olivier (4); 12. (DNS) 65J-Jeff Wittrock; 13. (DNS) 211-Tyler Zebell.

Fastenal Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 64-Cory Yeigh (2); 2. 7-Matthew Donker (5); 3. 18-Ivan Olivier (3); 4. (DNF) 211-Tyler Zebell (1); 5. (DNF) 65J-Jeff Wittrock (4); 6. (DNF) 1X-Aaron Foote (6).

Midwest Oil / VP Fuels Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 71-Zach Olivier (2); 2. 14J-Jayke Glanzer (1); 3. 34K-Colby Klaassen (4); 4. 40-Tim Dann (3); 5. 3-Matt Steuerwald (5); 6. 35K-Brady Klaassen (6); 7. (DNS) 54-Dustin Gulbrandson.

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 17-Lee Goos Jr (10); 2. 96-Blaine Stegenga (2); 3. 17V-Casey Abbas (4); 4. 98-Nate Barger (6); 5. 69-Mike Moore (9); 6. 1K-Micah Slendy (3); 7. 14-Nick Barger (5); 8. 8-Jacob Hughes (8); 9. 77-Taylor Ryan (16); 10. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (17); 11. 15V-Cole Vanderheiden (18); 12. 12-Alec Mataya (1); 13. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (20); 14. 105-Cody Ihlen (13); 15. 31-Koby Werkmeister (7); 16. F5-Tim Rustad (19); 17. (DNF) 7L-Jesse Lindberg (14); 18. (DNF) 12L-John Lambertz (15); 19. (DNF) 23-Brandon Bosma (11); 20. (DNF) 13-Brandon Halverson (12).

B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (1); 2. 15V-Cole Vanderheiden (3); 3. F5-Tim Rustad (2); 4. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (4); 5. 6K-Logan Kafka (5); 6. 18-Dalton Domagala (8); 7. 36-Chris Shoenrock (6); 8. 28G-Gracyn Masur (9); 9. (DNS) 28-Nicholas Winter.

Gunderson Racing Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1K-Micah Slendy (3); 2. 69-Mike Moore (5); 3. 14-Nick Barger (4); 4. 105-Cody Ihlen (2); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 6. 6K-Logan Kafka (1); 7. (DNF) 28G-Gracyn Masur (7).

Saldana Racing Products Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Brandon Bosma (6); 2. 98-Nate Barger (4); 3. 17V-Casey Abbas (3); 4. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (5); 5. F5-Tim Rustad (2); 6. (DNF) 28-Nicholas Winter (1).

Vahlco Wheels Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 96-Blaine Stegenga (2); 2. 31-Koby Werkmeister (4); 3. 13-Brandon Halverson (6); 4. 12L-John Lambertz (5); 5. 15V-Cole Vanderheiden (3); 6. (DNF) 18-Dalton Domagala (1).

Maxim Chassis Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Lee Goos Jr (5); 2. 8-Jacob Hughes (4); 3. 12-Alec Mataya (1); 4. 77-Taylor Ryan (3); 5. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (2); 6. 36-Chris Shoenrock (6).

2022 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig:

Lynton Jeffrey - 1 (May 15); Parker Price-Miller - 1 (May 8); and Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (May 22)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series :

Brandon Bosma - 1 (May 8); Lee Goos Jr. - 1 (May 22); and Trevor Serbus - 1 (May 15)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Zach Olivier - 1 (May 22); Matt Steuerwald - 1 (May 8); and Cory Yeigh - 1 (May 15)

UP NEXT -

Sunday for NOSA 410 Sprints and the Ben Nothdurft Memorial presented by Bargain Barn Tire Center featuring the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and the Tri-State Late Models and May 30 featuring the NOSA Series/Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks

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Kalib Henry, Dan Jinkerson, Jason Poppert and Ben Wiesz tally Placerville wins on John Padjen Kids Bike Night

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Mather’s Kalib Henry has put together a solid start to the 2022 campaign and continued that pace on Saturday by earning his second Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Car triumph of the season at Placerville Speedway.

John Padjen Kids Bike Night brought to you by the Pizza Factory played host to a packed house of race fans and a large number of youngsters on Saturday. Sharing victory lane with Henry during the night were Dan Jinkerson in the Xtreme Ltd. Late Models, Jason Poppert with the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and Ben Wiesz with the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. A total of 73-cars filled the pits to help honor the late great Promoter John Padjen.

The 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car finale began with Placerville’s Shane Hopkins putting the High Sierra Industries No. 21 out front. Hopkins held the point until getting tripped up on the cushion in turn two, which allowed the Brown Eagle Racing No. 01 of Kalib Henry to pounce and snag the lead heading down the back stretch.

Henry spent the rest of the distance having his way with things out front, before crossing the checkered for his sixth career Winged 360 victory at Placerville Speedway. With the triumph Henry tied his father Mike, along with Mason Moore and Bryan Bullard for 24th on the all-time win list.

Hopkins continued his ultra-consistent year by finishing in the runner up spot, marking his third podium in five Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Car events. Roseville’s Jodie Robinson also had a fine run in the feature to cross the stripe in third after getting by both Andy Forsberg and Tanner Carrick during the final half of the feature. Carrick ended up fourth with Forsberg in fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 were Tony Gomes, Blake Carrick, Bubba Decaires, Colby Wiesz and 19th starter CJ Humphreys. Andy Forsberg began the night by earning the ADCO Driveline Fast Time Award with a lap of 10.649. Kalib Henry and Stephen Ingraham took home the Silva Motorsports Bonus Money in the feature.

Winged 360 finish: 1. 01-Kalib Henry[3]; 2. 21-Shane Hopkins[1]; 3. 4-Jodie Robinson[5]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick[7]; 5. 92-Andy Forsberg[2]; 6. 7C-Tony Gomes[6]; 7. 38B-Blake Carrick[4]; 8. 94-Greg Decaires V[11]; 9. 8-Colby Wiesz[12]; 10. 85-CJ Humphreys[19]; 11. 33T-Jimmy Trulli[10]; 12. 25-Justin Johnson[15]; 13. 21M-Michael Ing[9]; 14. 20-Justin Bradway[16]; 15. 98-Chris Masters[14]; 16. 78-Bret Barney[17]; 17. 75-Bill Smith[20]; 18. 1F-DJ Freitas[13]; 19. X1-Sean Becker[8]; 20. 93-Stephen Ingraham[18]

Defending Mountain Democrat Limited Late Model champ Dan Jinkerson made it three for three on the season after taking home another win on Saturday. The Late Model portion of John Padjen Kids Bike Night was sanctioned by the Xtreme Limited Late Model Series and showcased some entertaining action in the 20-lapper.

Early on it was Jinkerson who blasted out to the lead over Lincoln’s Dan Brown Jr. The top-duo had their way with things out front but the racing behind them was hot and heavy with Jay Norton, Tyler Lightfoot, Rod Oliver, Matt Michelli and others dicing it up. When all was said and done Jinkerson took the checkered flag over Brown, Norton, Michelli and Anthony Slaney. It marked Jinkerson’s seventh career triumph in the division.

Xtreme Ltd. Late Model finish: 1. 23-Dan Jinkerson[2]; 2. 15-Dan Brown Jr[1]; 3. 15J-Jay Norton[4]; 4. 96M-Matt Micheli[6]; 5. 01-Anthony Slaney[7]; 6. 57-Rod Oliver[3]; 7. 23J-Tyler Lightfoot[5]; 8. 98-Kiely Ricardo[8]; 9. 29-Matt Davis[10]; 10. 66-Jake Dewsbury[13]; 11. 22G-Paul Gugliomoni[9]; 12. 3-Eddie Gardner[12]; 13. 38H-Haley Gomez[11]

The 20-lap Red Hawk Casino Pure Stock feature started out with Scott Grunert and current point leader Nick Baldwin battling it out up front. The excellent race then saw a four car battle for the top spot with Kevin Jinkerson fighting his way to the lead and bringing Jason Poppert along as well. Just as Jinkerson took command however, he would loop it in turn four to draw a caution.

On the restart Poppert, Grunert and Baldwin went three wide for the lead, but the party would come to a halt when the yellow flag waved for a stalled car. After going back green Poppert charged to the lead and Baldwin moved into second not long after. The remaining laps saw Poppert remain calm, cool and collected to record his first career Pure Stock win at Placerville Speedway. Baldwin, Grunert, Tommy Sturgeon and Jason Palmer completed the top-five.

Pure Stock finish: 1. 87-Jason Poppert[7]; 2. 17-Nick Baldwin[3]; 3. 14-Scott Grunert[1]; 4. 16-Tommy Sturgeon[12]; 5. 22K-Jason Palmer[10]; 6. 30-Kevin Jinkerson[8]; 7. 47-Michael Murphy[13]; 8. 08-Jarred Hess[5]; 9. 77T-Jason Armstrong[15]; 10. 316-Ryan Murphy[14]; 11. 64-Thomas Jensen[2]; 12. 93-Mel Byers[17]; 13. 4-Jonny Walsh[16]; 14. 23-Tom Tilford[6]; 15. 1-Chris D'angelo[11]

The traveling Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association also showcased an enjoyable 20-lap main event on Saturday. Placerville’s own Mike Reeder ran up front in the early stages but behind him it was anybody’s race for second. The Dwarf Car competitors kept fans on the edge of their seats with a wide racing surface allowing for multi-groove competition.

Colfax racer Ben Wiesz has become one of the top Dwarf Car drivers in the west and that was on full display once again. Wiesz methodically worked his way to the front and after that it was no worries in sight, as he took the Ron Stahl checkered flag for his second Placerville win of the season. Mike “Spanky” Grenert won out in a thrilling duel for second over Reeder. Dylan Shrum and Corey Eaton rounded out the top-five.

Dwarf Car finish: 1. 57N-Ben Wiesz[4]; 2. 12N-Mike Grenert[3]; 3. 72N-Mike Reeder[2]; 4. 31N-Dylan Shrum[6]; 5. 29N-Corey Eaton[7]; 6. 99N-gage meyers[19]; 7. 9N-Kevin Bender[10]; 8. 32N-Dan Geil[16]; 9. 52N-Chuck Conover[17]; 10. 69N-Cody Shrum[8]; 11. 50N-Brenden Shrum[9]; 12. 111DD-Tom VanTuyl[12]; 13. 59N-Austin Struthers[11]; 14. 7N-Jace Badecker[14]; 15. 616N-Tyler Quilty[22]; 16. 6N-Austin Quilty[15]; 17. 30N-April Halliday[20]; 18. 43N-Robert Kozinski[18]; 19. 15N-Shawn Whitney[5]; 20. 2N-Josh Wiesz[1]; 21. 36N-Jameson Sole[21]; 22. 42N-Isaak Geil[13]

Full results from the night can be viewed at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1985436?fbclid=IwAR2Q74mh7y3N-t0vC4OwoA8e9O56gH0QOANGxR-Q7nnDNamrpeFu_IJdB3U

 

 

Balog bags another Plymouth All Stars-IRA Shootout victory

Erickson collects first career PDTR 360 Sprint Car win

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 21, 2022 – With the touring stars of the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions in town for the series’ fifth annual appearance at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis., a contingent of Wisconsin-based drivers used their local knowledge to steal the spotlight with 10-time Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association champion Bill Balog of Hartland leading the way en route to his third career All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series main event victory in the All Stars-IRA Shootout Saturday, May 21.

Balog, who earned his first career All Star Circuit of Champions A-main victory at The Plymouth Dirt Track last year, led a Wisconsin sweep of all three podium positions in the 30-lap All Stars-IRA Shootout A main, as Danny Schlafer of Sussex placed second and Sheboygan’s Scotty Thiel finished third.

In the 25-lap Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car A main, Justin Erickson of Plymouth notched his first career main event triumph.

The initial start of the 30-lap All Stars-IRA Shootout main event was negated after Brandon Spithaler of Renfrew, Penn. hit the wall in turn three. After a complete restart, Bill Balog jumped into the lead from the pole position as Danny Schlafer, who started on the outside of the front row, slipped into second and fourth starter Parker Price-Miller of Kokomo, Ind. moved up into third.

By lap five, Balog caught the rear of the field and began to negotiate his way through lapped traffic, which allowed Schlafer to cut the lead considerably. The second and final caution flag flew on lap 10 when Blake Nimee of Oswego, Ill. spun against the turn two wall.

Scotty Thiel, who started third, dove underneath Schlafer to briefly take over second place before the two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion regained the runner-up spot several laps later.

Balog, who is in his second season as full-time competitor with the All Star Circuit of Champions, had to deal with dense lapped traffic on the lightning fast and relatively narrow track surface over the final 10 laps of the event, but he skillfully sliced his way through the gaggle of slower cars to extend his lead over Schlafer in the closing laps en route to his third career All Star Circuit of Champions A-main victory, 133rd career IRA main event triumph and fifth straight A-main victory in his last five starts in All Stars and IRA competition at Plymouth.

The victory earned Balog $6,600, including $600 in bonus money courtesy of Newton, Wis.-based Mulch Express of Wisconsin through the Gr8 Challenge, which awarded $100 to the leader of lap 8 of the All Stars-IRA A-main and an additional $500 if the leader on lap 8 went on to win the race.

“This is what we want to do running with the All Stars,” Balog said. “We want to get feature wins and better finishes than we have been getting. We’ve been struggling a bit at some of the tracks we’ve been to with the All Stars this year. For some reason, we were good tonight. I wish the All Stars would come to Wisconsin a little more often. I have to thank all of my guys and supporters for helping to make this happen and all of the great fans here for helping to make us feel so comfortable and welcome the few times we get to race here now.”

Schlafer, who owns 23 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car A-main victories and has yet to record an IRA A-main win, had to settle for an IRA career-best second-place finish.

“I can’t be too upset to run second to Bill because he’s the king of Wisconsin Sprint Car racing,” Schlafer said. “To run second is a hell of a night for us and to do it with the All Stars is an honor. My crew is what puts me here. I may get all the credit as the driver, but they make me look good.”

Thiel placed third, Price-Miller was fourth and Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J. finished fifth after starting seventh.

The opening lap of the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main saw 2018 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Justin Miller of Plymouth and Justin Erickson, who started fourth, dueled side by side over the first two laps before Erickson surged into the lead in turn two on lap 3.

By lap 6, Erickson proceeded to bolt out to a full-straightaway advantage over Miller before encountering lapped traffic for the first time on lap 10.

Two laps later, the first of two caution flags appeared when Chris Larson of Franksville spun in turn two. On the restart, Tim Haddy of Waupun, who started on the pole, used the high groove to turn to surge past Miller into second place,

Miller battled back on lap 15 as Haddy and Miller swapped the runner-up spot back-and-forth over the next five laps before Haddy regained the position on lap 20. One lap later, Larson spun again in turn four to bring out the second and final caution flag of the race.

Erickson controlled the ensuring single-file restart and held on over the final four laps to collect his first career PDTR 360 Sprint A-main victory.

Haddy finished second, Miller wound up third, defending PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls, who started 18th, charged up through the field to place fourth and 2011 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Ben Schmidt of Plymouth, who started fifth, rounded out the top five.

Justin Peck of Monrovia, Ind. won the 12-lap All Stars-IRA B main. Two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee won the 15-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main.

In All Stars-IRA qualifying, Parker Price-Miller led the way by establishing a new PDTR track record with a lap of 10.895 seconds to shatter Scotty Thiel’s previous track record of 11.300 set on July 1, 2021.

2008 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett earned overall fast qualifier honors in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car division with a lap of 12.696 seconds.

The third PDTR program of the 2022 campaign, which was sponsored by JDL Automotive, drew a strong field of 36 All Stars-IRA 410 Sprint Cars and 31 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars.

This week’s Military Night Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program on Saturday, May 28 will feature free admission for all U.S. Military members with valid identification in honor of Memorial Day weekend.

In addition, Kindred Hearts families will hand out American flags to kids courtesy of B93 Sheboygan's Country. Kindred Hearts is a non-profit that helps out family members that are taking care of children of other family members who are unable to. For example, grandparents who are raising their own grandchildren.

The trophy sponsor for the racing program on Saturday, May 28 is Pedal Down Promotions.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with 360 Sprint Car hot laps/group qualifying at 5:30 p.m. and racing to begin at 6 p.m.

The new book “Racing Recollections – Plymouth Racetrack Fans & Drivers 1950-2021” by Dennis Darovich of Sheboygan, George Baumann of Waupun and Verla Peichl of Sheboygan Falls will be available for purchase at every race during the 2022 PDTR season, as well as at the Sheboygan County Fair office during regular business hours and online at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.

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

TEZOS ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS – BUMPER TO BUMPER INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION 410 SPRINT CARS

QUALIFYING

1, Parker Price-Miller 10.895 2, Scotty Thiel 10.941 3, Zeb Wise 10.960 4, Justin Peck 11.108 5, Jake Neuman 11.162 6, Danny Schlafer 11.163 7, Bill Balog 11.199 8, Cap Henry 11.238 9, Scott Bogucki 11.258 10, Hunter Schuerenberg 11.272 11, Kyle Reinhardt 11.277 12, Cory Eliason 11.295 13, Steve Meyer 11.318 14, Jordan Goldesberry 11.332 15, Kyle Schuett 11.348 16, Jack Routson 11.359 17, Tyler Courtney 11.360 18, Brandon Spithaler 11.360 19, Jake Blackhurst 11.367 20, Carson Short 11.368 21, Scotty Neitzel 11.381 22, Jeremy Schultz 11.383 23, Kevin Thomas Jr. 11.404 24, Tyler Tischendorf 11.475 25, Chris Windom 11.483 26, Hunter Custer 11.490 27, Sean Rayhall 11.536 28, Austin Hartmann 11.560 29, Blake Nimee 11.561 30, Dave Uttech 11.565 31, Russel Borland 11.574 32, Kris Spitz 11.584 33, Jereme Schroeder 11.729 34, Scott Biertzer 11.747 35, Ion Stear 11.992 36, Scott Conger 11.993.

HEAT 1

1, Cap Henry 2, Jake Neuman 3, Cory Eliason 4, Scotty Thiel 5, Sean Rayhall 6, Scott Biertzer 7, Jereme Schroeder 8, Scott Conger 9, Kris Spitz.

HEAT 2

1, Danny Schlafer 2, Zeb Wise 3, Hunter Schuerenberg 4, Parker Price-Miller 5, Carson Short 6, Steve Meyer 7, Scott Bogucki 8, Hunter Custer 9, Ion Stear.

HEAT 3

1, Tyler Courtney 2, Kyle Schuett 3, Brandon Spithaler 4, Kevin Thomas Jr. 5, Jordan Goldesberry 6, Scott Neitzel 7, Jake Blackhurst 8, Dave Uttech 9, Austin Hartmann.

HEAT 4

1, Bill Balog 2, Kyle Reinhardt 3, Blake Nimee 4, Chris Windom 5, Russel Borland 6, Justin Peck 7, Jack Routson 8, Jeremy Schultz 9, Tyler Tischendorf.

Dash

1, Bill Balog 2, Danny Schlafer 3, Scotty Thiel 4, Parker Price-Thiel 5, Cap Henry 6, Jordan Goldesberry 7, Tyler Courtney.

B MAIN

1, Justin Peck 2, Jake Blackhurst 3, Scott Bogucki 4, Scotty Neitzel 5, Steve Meyer 6, Jeremy Schultz 7, Dave Uttech 8, Scott Biertzer 9, Jack Routson 10, Jeremy Schroeder 11, Hunter Custer 12, Kris Spitz 13, Scott Conger 14, Austin Hartmann 15, Tyler Tischendorf 16, Ion Stear (DNS).

A MAIN

1, Bill Balog 2, Danny Schlafer 3, Scotty Thiel 4, Parker Price-Miller 5, Kyle Reinhardt 6, Hunter Schuerenberg 7, Zeb Wise 8, Justin Peck 9, Cory Eliason 10, Tyler Courtney 11, Cap Henry 12, Kevin Thomas Jr. 13, Carson Short 14, Jordan Goldesberry 15, Blake Nimee 16, Jake Blackhurst 17, Jake Neuman 18, Scott Bogucki 19, Chris Windom 20, Russel Borland 21, Kyle Schuett 22, Sean Rayhall 23, Scotty Neitzel 24, Brandon Spithaler.

KRISTINE HARTMANN PLEASANT VIEW REALTY 360 SPRINT CARS

QUALIFYING

1, Lance Fassbender 12.696 2, Anthony Knierim 12.796 3, Brandon McMullen 12.859 4, Bill Taylor 12.860 5, Justin Miller 12.899 6, Andy Rein 12.928 7, Blake Wondra 12.943 8, Tyler Davis 12.983 9, Preston Ruh 13.013 10, Jack Vanderboom 13.059 11, Chris Clayton 13.132 12, Doug Wondra 13.205 13, Justin Erickson 13.210 14, Nick Daywalt 13.336 15, Katelyn Krebsbach 13.503 16, Mike Yurmanovich 13.532 17, Alex Pokorski 13.545 18, Ben Schmidt 13.554 19, Brandon Berth 13.773 20, Kurt Davis 13.776 21, Chris Larson 13.802 22, Tim Haddy 13.839 23, Tyler Brabant 14.119 24, Jordan Paulsen 14.143 25, Dylan Winkel 14.147 26, Spyder Akright 14.161 27, Tommy Colburn 14.349 28, Cole Possi 14.450 29, Travis Arenz 14.511 30, Randy Post 15.986 31, J.J. Pagel 16.682.

HEAT 1

1, Brandon Berth 2, Ben Schmidt 3, Kurt Davis 4, Tim Haddy 5, Tyler Brabant 6, Mike Yurmanovich 7, Dylan Winkel 8, Cole Possi.

HEAT 2

1, Nick Daywalt 2, Justin Erickson 3, Doug Wondra 4, Chris Larson 5, Spyder Akright 6, Tommy Colburn 7, Randy Post 8, Travis Arenz.

HEAT 3

1, Jack Vanderboom 2, Andy Rein 3, Preston Ruh 4, Anthony Knierim 5, Alex Pokorski 6, Katelyn Krebsbach 7, Jordan Paulsen 8, J.J. Pagel.

HEAT 4

1, Brandon McMullen 2, Justin Miller 3, Bill Taylor 4, Lance Fassbender 5, Chris Clayton 6, Tyler Davis 7, Blake Wondra.

B MAIN

1, Kurt Davis 2, Travis Arenz 3, Tyler Brabant 4, Chris Larson 5, Jordan Paulsen 6, Dylan Winkel 7, Mike Yurmanovich 8, Katelyn Krebsbach 9, J.J. Pagel 10, Randy Post 11, Spyder Akright 12, Blake Wondra 13, Cole Possi 14, Tyler Davis 15, Tommy Colburn.

A MAIN

1, Justin Erickson 2, Tim Haddy 3, Justin Miller 4, Travis Arenz 5, Ben Schmidt 6, Doug Wondra 7, Chris Clayton 8, Lance Fassbender 9, Brandon McMullen 10, Tyler Brabant 11, Jack Vanderboom 12, Brandon Berth 13, Nick Daywalt 14, Kurt Davis 15, Andy Rein 16, Dylan Winkel 17, Alex Pokorski 18, Anthony Knierim 19, Bill Taylor 20, Jordan Paulsen 21, Chris Larson 22, Preston Ruh.

 

 

Meseraull Wins BOSS Sprint Feature;

Dager Scores His First USAC D2 Midget Feature Victory;

At Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday Night

GAS CITY, Ind., May 21 —The answer to the question, “Who’s the boss?” on Friday night was Thomas Meseraull, as the Waveland, Ind.-based driver won the 25-lap MPD Racing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) sprint car feature at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

Kyle Dager of Fort Wayne, Ind., won the 20-lap USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 midget feature. James Headley of Marion, Ind., was triumphant in the 15-lap street stock feature, and Landon Arcaro of Brookville, Ind., took his brand-new hornet to victory lane in that 15-lap main event.

BOSS Sprint Cars

Meseraull started on the pole in the BOSS sprint feature, but Korbyn Hayslett of Troy, Ohio and Kyle Shipley of Lebanon, Ind., made the two-time track champion earn his victory in Dwight Cheney’s Maxim Claxton Chevy sponsored by Racing Optics and SteelcoUSA.com.

Hayslett, a 19-year-old student at Ohio University, started second and passed Meseraull on the outside in Turn 2 on the first lap to lead the initial lap. Hayslett showed the way until Meseraull used the outside line in the same turn to take the lead on lap four.

Shipley, who started fourth, charged under Hayslett on the backstretch on lap six to take second, but by lap 10 Meseraull already had over a 2-second lead.

The fight for second between Shipley and Hayslett was very heated at that point, and Hayslett regained second on lap 12 in Dave and Kim Hayslett’s DRC/Myers Chevy, which is sponsored by Line-X Protective Coatings of Troy, the Gasson family, I-Deal Auto Sales, Roof America and Indy Racing Images.

A lap later the race’s only yellow flew when Ricky Lewis of Ventura, Calif., and Jamie Frederickson of Kokomo, Ind., got together on the backstretch, slowing the field and erasing Meseraull’s 3.735-second lead over Hayslett.

Shipley regained second from Hayslett on lap 14 by dipping under him in Turn 4 following the restart.

“The People’s Champ,” Dave Darland of Atlanta, Ind., started third, ran in fourth place initially, but regained third on lap 16 when both he and defending track champion Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind., passed Hayslett.

Shipley regained the lead by passing Meseraull on lap 18. He looked to be on his way to victory in Michael Dutcher’s Maxim which is sponsored by Lifestyle Homes, Pro Source and Griffin’s Propane, but Meseraull passed him again on lap 22.

Shipley fought back to lead lap 23, but Meseraull regained the lead and led the last two laps for a 0.536-second margin of victory over Shipley. Darland finished third for the second week in a row in his own No. 36, which is a DRC/Claxton sporting the colors of Bolted Spine Designs. Weir placed fourth in Scott and Donna Pedersen’s DRC/Pedersen sponsored by Red’s Racing Engines, Indy Race Parts and AFCO Shocks, and Hayslett rounded out the top five.

Issac Chapple of Willow Branch, Ind.; Colten Cottle of Kansas, Ill.; Cole Bodine of Rossville, Ind.; last week’s winner, Tye Mihocko of Phoenix, Ariz., and Koby Barksdale of Avon, Ind., rounded out the top 10.

USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 Midgets

Dager started second in the USAC D2 midget feature, passed polesitter Carl Peterson of Waterford, Mich., to the outside in Turn 2 on the first lap, survived four restarts, and led all 20 laps for his first D2 midget feature victory. Dager’s car is the Briggs Racing/CRIT Motorsports No. 2, a Beast/Focus sponsored by SBM, Armor Coat and BMI Karts.

Dager had a 1.582-second margin of victory over Wes Pinkerton of Reynolds, Ind., who started sixth but took second on lap 11 by dipping under Stratton Briggs of Anna, Ohio at the end of the backstretch and going into Turn 3. Pinkerton, who is a lab technician, drove a Ripper midget sponsored by I-65 Truck Sales, MAGS Logistics, All In Transport and Full Tilt Fabrication.

Drew Rader of Findlay, Ohio and Briggs had a heated battle for third, with Rader getting the show spot in his Hawk/Ecotec sponsored by Heitmeyer Concrete, Ohio Logistics and Hawk Racing. Briggs finished fourth in his Triple X/Honda sponsored by SBM, BMI Karts and Superior Bearing and Supply. Sixteen-year-old Bryce Massingill of Troy, Ohio rounded out the top five in his Boss/Ecotec sponsored by Creative Labels, Summit Flooring and Double Jay Construction.

Bryce Dues of Minster, Ohio; Peterson; Ryan Thomas of Indianapolis; Josh Yenser of Plain City, Ohio, and Ian Creager of Covington, Ohio rounded out the top 10.

Street Stocks

If a driver wants to win a street stock feature at Gas City, he or she is going to have to pass Headley. For the second week in a row he led every lap of the street stock feature in his No. 1 sponsored by Headley Tree Service and Dudding’s Heating and Cooling.

Top chassis manufacturer Lee Hobbs of Mitchell, Ind. started fourth but ran second to Headley the whole race with his No. H0 sponsored by Superior Systems and Supply, Erv’s Card Shack/Living Room Center. He was 1.721 seconds behind Headley at the checkered.

Defending track champion Andy Bishop of Gas City started on the pole but ran third all 15 laps with his Thompson Trucking and R & R Transmission No. 14. Jerrad-Drea Krick of Earl Park, Ind., finished fourth in the No. 99K sponsored by J&L Albertson Trucking, HP Machine and B&S RaceCars. James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind., started sixth and finished fifth in the Dudding’s Heating and Cooling, Edwards Automotive No. 00.

There were two yellows early to tighten up the field, but Headley was up to all challenges. The first yellow flew with two laps down when the car of Marion, Ind.’s Bill Bradley lost its driveshaft in Turn 4. The second occurred with three laps down when Justin Ralston stopped on the frontstretch.

Hornets

There were three different leaders of the hornet feature. Brady Hines of Denver, Ind., started third but he led the first four laps. Last week’s winner, Topher Hillman of Camby, Ind., led laps five through eight, but then the eventual winner, Arcaro, took command and led the rest of the race for his first feature victory at Gas City. He drove a brand-new car sponsored in part by Remax Preferred Choice, Gilman Home Center and Robertson Residential Pressure Washing and Painting.

Arcaro started fifth but was third before the first lap was in the books. He took second on lap six after both he and Jeremy Jones of Gas City passed Hines. He got the lead on lap nine by passing Hillman.

Jones took second from Hillman on lap 13 and finished in that position, 2.421 seconds behind Arcaro. Hillman was third, Hines finished fourth and Alexes Spaulding of Roanoke, Ind., rounded out the top five.

What’s Next?

Gas City will be dark over the Memorial Day weekend, but returns to action on Friday, June 3 with the fifth annual “Jack and Jiggs Classic” in honor of track owner Jack Himelick and former promoter Jiggs Thomason. Non-wing sprint cars, modifieds, street stocks, hornets and Kenyon midgets are on the jammed-packed card. The modified feature is part of the Gas City/Montpelier Speedway “Neighborly Modified Challenge” races, which offers $1,600 in additional point fund money for this mini-series held at both tracks.

The grandstands will open at 5 p.m. with hot laps/qualifying at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.

Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22, approximately a half-mile west of exit 259 of Interstate 69, about halfway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Ind.

For the complete 2022 schedule and more information see the track’s website at gascityI69Speedway.com and also follow its social media outlets. The track is on Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway), Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway) and Facebook (GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas).

The results:

BOSS Sprint Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Kyle Shipley, 12.332 seconds; 2. Ryan Thomas, 12.337; 3. Scotty Weir, 12.401; 4. Cole Bodine, 12.545; 5. J.J. Hughes, 12.569; 6. Lee Underwood, 12.689; 7. Tye Mihocko, 12.746; 8. Cody White, 12.797; 9. Zack Pretorius, 12.815; 10. Andrew Cockman, 13.910.

BOSS Sprint Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Matt Goodnight, 12.257; 2. Luke Hall, 12.450; 3. Jack Hoyer, 12.476; 4. Colten Cottle, 12.522; 5. Aaron Davis, 12.848; 6. Jamie Frederickson, 12.853; 7. Austin Nigh, 12.868; 8. Zach Lamb, 13.125; 9. Jack James, 13.433.

BOSS Sprint Group 3 Qualifying: 1. A.J. Hopkins, 12.222; 2. Thomas Meseraull, 12.238; 3. Dave Darland, 12.353; 4. Dustin Ingle, 12.381; 5. Ricky Lewis, 12.414; 6. Tyler Hewitt, 12.494; 7. Koby Barksdale, 12.613; 8. Blake Vermillion, 12.791; 9. Bryar Schroeter, no time.

BOSS Sprint Group 4 Qualifying: 1. Korbyn Hayslett, 12.345; 2. Saban Bibent, 12.399; 3. Travis Hery, 12.605; 4. Paul Dues, 12.665; 5. Brandon Long, 12.707; 6. Jesse Vermillion, 12.738; 7. Issac Chapple, 12.946; 8. Brian Ruhlman, 13.240; 9. Brady Click, 14.095.

BOSS Sprint Heat 1 Sponsored by TCB Speed (8 laps, 4 to qualify): 1. Scotty Weir, 2. Cole Bodine, 3. Kyle Shipley, 4. Tye Mihocko, 5. Ryan Thomas, 6. Cody White, 7. Zack Pretorius, 8. J.J. Hughes, 9. Andrew Cockman, 10. Lee Underwood, did not start.

BOSS Sprint Heat 2 Sponsored by Brave Breed Rescue (8 laps, 4 to qualify): 1. Colten Cottle, 2. Jack Hoyer, 3. Matt Goodnight, 4. Jamie Frederickson, 5. Aaron Davis, 6. Jack James, 7. Austin Nigh, 8. Zach Lamb, 9. Luke Hall.

BOSS Sprint Heat 3 Sponsored by Watch the Cushion (8 laps, 4 to qualify): 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Ricky Lewis, 4. Koby Barksdale, 5. Dustin Ingle, 6. Tyler Hewitt, 7. Blake Vermillion, 8. Bryar Schroeter, 9. A.J. Hopkins.

BOSS Sprint Heat 4 Sponsored by Outsiders Apparel (8 laps, 4 to qualify): 1. Korbyn Hayslett, 2. Paul Dues, 3. Issac Chapple, 4. Jesse Vermillion, 5. Travis Hery, 6. Brian Ruhlman, 7. Saban Bibent, 8. Brady Click, 9. Brandon Long (did not start).

BOSS Sprint B-Main 1 Sponsored by MSD Ignitions (10 laps, 3 to qualify): 1. Ryan Thomas, 2. J.J. Hughes, 3. Cody White, 4. Tyler Hewitt, 5. Dustin Ingle, 6. Zack Pretorius, 7. Blake Vermillion, 8. Lee Underwood, 9. Zach Lamb, 10. Bryar Schroeter.

BOSS Sprint B-Main 2 Sponsored by MSD Ignitions (10 laps, 3 to qualify): 1. Saban Bibent, 2. Travis Hery, 3. Brian Ruhlman, 4. Austin Nigh, 5. Jack James, 6. Brady Click, 7. Aaron Davis, 8. Luke Hall (did not start).

BOSS Sprint Feature (25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis): 1. Thomas Meseraull (1); 2. Kyle Shipley (4); 3. Dave Darland (3); 4. Scotty Weir (7); 5. Korbyn Hayslett (2); 6. Issac Chapple (12); 7. Colten Cottle (6); 8. Cole Bodine (9); 9. Tye Mihocko (13); 10. Koby Barksdale (15); 11. Matt Goodnight (8); 12. Jesse Vermillion (16); 13. J.J. Hughes (19); 14. Jack Hoyer (10); 15. Travis Hery (20); 16. Cody White (21); 17. Saban Bibent (18); 18. Ryan Thomas (17); 19. Brian Ruhlman (22); 20. Paul Dues (5); 21. Ricky Lewis (11); 22. Jamie Frederickson (14).

Lap Leaders: Laps 1-3, Hayslett; laps 4-17, Meseraull; laps 18-21, Shipley; lap 22, Meseraull; lap 23, Shipley, laps 24-25, Meseraull.

Margin of Victory: 0.537 seconds

Fastest Race Lap: Meseraull, 12.808, lap 4.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Qualifying Session 1: 1. Stratton Briggs, 13.297; 2. Jakeb Boxell, 13.362; 3. Drew Rader, 13.636; 4. Wes Pinkerton, 13.714; 5. Josh Yenser, 13.762; 6. Ryan Thomas, 13.930; 7. Michael Magic, 13.959; 8. Cody Dye, 14.660; 9. Bryce Massingill, no time.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Qualifying Session 2: 1. Ian Creager, 13.476; 2. Kyle Dager, 13.523; 3. Carl Peterson, 13.532; 4. Abby Hohlbein, 13.566; 5. Bryce Dues, 13.790; 6. Luke Lemmons, 14.232; 7. Chuck Taylor, 14.444; 8. Jim Jones, 16.096.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Stratton Briggs, 2. Drew Rader, 3. Wes Pinkerton, 4. Jakeb Boxell, 5. Ryan Thomas, 6. Josh Yenser, 7. Bryce Massingill, 8. Michael Magic, 9. Cody Dye.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Kyle Dager, 2. Abby Hohlbein, 3. Carl Peterson, 4. Bryce Dues, 5. Ian Creager, 6. Jim Jones, 7. Chuck Taylor, 8. Luke Lemmons.

USAC SpeeD2 Midget Feature (20 laps, with starting position in parenthesis): 1. Kyle Dager (2); 2. Wes Pinkerton (6); 3. Drew Rader (3); 4. Stratton Briggs (5); 5. Bryce Massingill (13); 6. Bryce Dues (8); 7. Carl Peterson (1); 8. Ryan Thomas (9); 9. Josh Yenser (11); 10. Ian Creager (10); 11. Abby Hohlbein (4); 12. Jim Jones (12); 13. Chuck Taylor (14); 14. Jakeb Boxell (7); 15. Luke Lemmons (16); 16. Cody Dye (17).

Lap Leaders: Laps 1-20, Dager.

Margin of Victory: 1.582 seconds

Fastest Race Lap: Dager, 13.462, lap 1.

 

 

Larson dominates World of Outlaw event at Attica; Sebetto returns to 305 victory lane

Friday, May 20, 2022

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Kyle Larson put on a driving clinic at Attica Raceway Park Friday, May 20 for the Kistler Engines Classic. The Elk Grove, California native and defending NASCAR champion, changed his restart tactics after every yellow flag and dominated the 40-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series feature for the $10,000 payday.

The victory was the fourth career win at Attica for Larson, his 25th World of Outlaws win and second series win of 2022.

“I let one slip away earlier this week so it’s great to rebound with this win. Paul Silva has this car running so good. I was nervous with Carson (Macedo) starting along side of me so I tried to change it up on every restart. I love racing in Ohio and Attica…these fans are amazing,” said Larson beside his Finley Farms/Tarlton & Son/Folkens Bros. Trucking/FloRacing/JVI Group backed #57.

Macedo challenged Larson on every restart but after a couple of laps Larson was always able to pull away. The second place finish for the Lemoore, California racer was even more special as his crew chief, Phil Dietz and his wife Brooke were home with their new born baby.

“My guys stepped up tonight. We were able to communicate with Phillip who is enjoying being a new dad so it really was a total team effort. Kyle is just so good and his timing on the restarts…he did something different each time and after a lap or two I just couldn’t stay with him,” said Macedo of his Albaugh Your Alternative/MVT/Tarlton & Son/Saich Family/Liquid Trucking backed #41.

For Australian James McFadden, the third place finish after a wild race-long battle with Sheldon Haudenschild and Brad Sweet, was a huge step in the right direction for his Roth Motorsports team.

“It felt like we went from ninth to fifth back to ninth back to third every lap. It’s been a rough couple of weeks and it feels good for the team to get a podium finish. The longer we raced the better I got tonight,” said McFadden beside his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation backed #83.

Fremont, Ohio’s Bryan Sebetto was out of racing for nearly four years. Then he went to a local race and the bug bit him again. He teamed up with long-time friends to put a 305 sprint car together and it paid off as he led all 25 laps for a $1,000 payday. It was Sebetto’s 13th career win in the 305 sprints at Attica.

“I stayed away from racing because I knew if I went I’d want to get back in. Sure enough, we went to the Jim Ford Classic last year and I told my wife I wanted to race and she said go for it. Kevin, Seth and all the guys have been such a huge help and I finally got to team up with Guy Myers as crew chief,” said Sebetto beside his Precision Overwatch, Depot Pizza, JLH General Contractor, Queen of Clean, KH Suspension, CA Kustoms backed #01.

Logan Schuchart and Larson brought the field to green for the 40-lap World of Outlaws feature with Larson rocketing out to the lead over Schuchart, Macedo, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brad Sweet, Spencer Bayston and David Gravel. Larson quickly displayed his dominance, pulling away to an over two second lead in just four laps. But, the battle behind him was entertaining involving Schuchart, Macedo, Haudenschild and Gravel. Macedo and Schuchart traded the runner-up spot lap after lap.

Larson found the back of the pack by lap eight while Schuchart and Macedo continued to battle hard for second with Haudenschild and Gravel doing likewise for fourth. Gravel’s night took a turn for the worse on lap 11 as his mount suffered a flat right rear tire. On the double file restart Macedo dove to Larson’s inside but could not complete the pass and “Young Money” drove away from the field.

Heavy lapped traffic came into play at the half way point with Larson leading Macedo, Haudenschild, Schuchart, Sweet and Buddy Kofoid. A caution on lap 21 for Spencer Bayston gave Macedo another opportunity at Larson but Larson was just too strong. There were two drivers on the move though, 18th starter Craig Mintz and 19th starter Jacob Allen who had worked their way into the top 10.

Another caution on lap 25 gave Macedo another opportunity but Larson was just too strong as he drove away as Sweet moved into third. A caution for Ian Madsen on lap 29 saw the running order Larson, Macedo, Haudenschild, Sweet, McFadden, Mintz and Allen. The final caution flew on lap 31 but once again Larson got a terrific restart and drove away to the win with Macedo second and a wild battle the last five laps for third went to McFadden over Haudenschild and Sweet.

Sebetto grabbed the lead at the drop of the green for the 305 A-main but last week’s winner Matt Foos stayed close with Bryce Lucius, Kasey Jedrzejek and Paul Weaver battling hard for third. Following a lap four caution, Sebetto got an excellent restart while Foos had to contend with Jedrzejek and Weaver. A caution on lap nine gave Foos another shot but Sebetto maintained the lead.

By lap 10 Sebetto held only a two car length advantage but Foos had his hands full with Weaver and Jamie Miller. Over the next 10 laps Sebetto maintained a slight advantage as Foos and Weaver traded the runner-up spot lap after lap. A caution with six laps to go gave Foos and Weaver a shot at Sebetto but he was too strong and drove to the win over Foos, Weaver, Miller and Jedrzejek.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 27 on True Alpha Wealthy Management/Steinle Chevrolet-Buick Night.. It’s mid-season championship with double points on the line for the 410 sprints ($4,000 to win), UMP late models ($2,000 to win) and the 305 sprints ($1,000 to win) in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.comor follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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Attica Raceway Park

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

Qualifying Flight-A

1. 5-Spencer Bayston, 12.809; 2. 83-James McFadden, 12.828; 3. 41-Carson Macedo, 12.852; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.935; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.937; 6. 49X-Ian Madsen, 12.955; 7. 23-Chris Andrews, 12.969; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.98; 9. 18-Cole Macedo, 13.04; 10. 8-Zach Ames, 13.057; 11. 12-Kyle Capodice, 13.079; 12. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.104; 13. 19-Brent Marks, 13.136; 14. 16-DJ Foos, 13.191; 15. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.206; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.267; 17. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.399; 18. 29-Zeth Sabo, 13.455; 19. 7S-Robbie Price, 13.576; 20. 75-Jerry Dahms, 14.152; 21. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman, NT

Qualifying Flight-B

1. 2-David Gravel, 12.742; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.838; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.847; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.918; 5. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.919; 6. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.958; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.991; 8. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.998; 9. 55-Alex Bowman, 13.068; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.076; 11. 11-Buddy Kofoid, 13.081; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.093; 13. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 13.273; 14. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.285; 15. 20G-Noah Gass, 13.338; 16. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.359; 17. 97-Greg Wilson, 13.367; 18. 4-Tyler Street, 13.434; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 13.449; 20. 70-Sammy Swindell, 13.513

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 41-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 5-Spencer Bayston [1]; 3. 18-Cole Macedo [5]; 4. 23-Chris Andrews [4]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [7]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice [6]; 8. 7S-Robbie Price [10]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 10. 9-Kasey Kahne [9]; 11. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman [11]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 83-James McFadden [1]; 3. 49X-Ian Madsen [3]; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith [6]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 6. 16-DJ Foos [7]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 8. 29-Zeth Sabo [9]; 9. 8-Zach Ames [5]; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms [10]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 2-David Gravel [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 11-Buddy Kofoid [6]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 5. O9-Craig Mintz [3]; 6. 55-Alex Bowman [5]; 7. 97-Greg Wilson [9]; 8. 20G-Noah Gass [8]; 9. 70M-Henry Malcuit [7]; 10. 6-Bill Rose [10]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer

1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs [2]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [7]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker [8]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak [5]; 9. 70-Sammy Swindell [10]; 10. 4-Tyler Street [9]

Dash - DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (8 Laps)

1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo [8]; 5. 5-Spencer Bayston [3]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 7. 2-David Gravel [7]; 8. 83-James McFadden [6]

LCS - Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 16-DJ Foos [3][-]; 2. 55-Alex Bowman [2][-]; 3. 97-Greg Wilson [6][-]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1][-]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [4][$300]; 6. 29-Zeth Sabo [11][$250]; 7. 20G-Noah Gass [10][$225]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [13][$200]; 9. 7S-Robbie Price [9][$200]; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker [8][$200]; 11. 9-Kasey Kahne [17][$200]; 12. 70M-Henry Malcuit [14][$200]; 13. 70-Sammy Swindell [16][$200]; 14. 6-Bill Rose [18][$200]; 15. 8-Zach Ames [15][$200]; 16. 75-Jerry Dahms [19][$200]; 17. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman [21][$200]; 18. 5T-Travis Philo [7][$200]; 19. 4-Tyler Street [20][$200]; 20. 12-Kyle Capodice [5][$200]; 21. 19P-Paige Polyak [12][$200]

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps)

1. 57-Kyle Larson [2][$10,000]; 2. 41-Carson Macedo [4][$6,000]; 3. 83-James McFadden [8][$3,500]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$2,500]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [19][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [14][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$2,100]; 9. 97-Greg Wilson [23][$2,050]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [17][$2,000]; 11. O9-Craig Mintz [18][$1,600]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [20][$1,400]; 13. 5-Spencer Bayston [5][$1,200]; 14. 3J-Trey Jacobs [16][$1,100]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [12][$1,050]; 16. 18-Cole Macedo [9][$1,000]; 17. 55-Alex Bowman [22][$1,000]; 18. 2-David Gravel [7][$1,000]; 19. 49X-Ian Madsen [11][$1,000]; 20. 16-DJ Foos [21][$1,000]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [24][$1,000]; 22. 6-Bill Rose [26][$]; 23. 11-Buddy Kofoid [10][$1,000]; 24. 9-Kasey Kahne [25][$]; 25. 23-Chris Andrews [13][$1,000]; 26. 33W-Caleb Griffith [15][$1,000]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 97-Greg Wilson[+14]

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Qualifying

1.32-Bryce Lucius, 13.834; 2.31-Paul Weaver, 13.868; 3.9R-Logan Riehl, 14.009; 4.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 14.041; 5.21-Larry Kingseed Jr, 14.056; 6.01-Bryan Sebetto, 14.076; 7.26-Jamie Miller, 14.132; 8.2-Brenden Torok, 14.191; 9.12F-Matt Foos, 14.231; 10.X-Mike Keegan, 14.302; 11.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.318; 12.5-Kody Brewer, 14.341; 13.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.345; 14.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.371; 15.36-Seth Schneider, 14.412; 16.15K-Creed Kemenah, 14.438; 17.19R-Steve Rando, 14.463; 18.34-Jud Dickerson, 14.525; 19.63-Randy Ruble, 14.533; 20.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.545; 21.5M-Mike Moore, 14.634; 22.51M-Haldon Miller, 14.718; 23.10TS-Tyler Schiets, 14.737; 24.78-Austin Black, 14.819; 25.3M-Logan Mongeau, 14.897; 26.13-Jeremy Duposki, 14.902; 27.16-Lee Sommers, 15.052; 28.51-Garrett Craine, 15.115; 29.98-Robert Robenalt, 15.591;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 32-Bryce Lucius[4] ; 3. 9R-Logan Riehl[3] ; 4. 3X-Brandon Riehl[1] ; 5. 15K-Creed Kemenah[5] ; 6. 51-Garrett Craine[8] ; 7. 63-Randy Ruble[6] ; 8. 16-Lee Sommers[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[3] ; 3. 31-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 78-Austin Black[6] ; 5. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[5] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7] ; 7. 51M-Haldon Miller[1]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[4] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[1] ; 3. 01-Bryan Sebetto[3] ; 4. 2-Brenden Torok[2] ; 5. X15-Kasey Ziebold[5] ; 6. 5M-Mike Moore[6] ; 7. 3M-Logan Mongeau[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 3. 5-Kody Brewer[3] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 6. 34-Jud Dickerson[6] ; 7. 98-Robert Robenalt[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 15K-Creed Kemenah[1] ; 2. X15-Kasey Ziebold[3] ; 3. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[2] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 5. 13-Jeremy Duposki[6] ; 6. 34-Jud Dickerson[8] ; 7. 5M-Mike Moore[7] ; 8. 51-Garrett Craine[5] ; 9. 3M-Logan Mongeau[11] ; 10. 63-Randy Ruble[9] ; 11. 16-Lee Sommers[13] ; 12. 98-Robert Robenalt[12] ; 13. 51M-Haldon Miller[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 01-Bryan Sebetto[2] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[1] ; 3. 31-Paul Weaver[6] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[7] ; 5. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[4] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 7. 9R-Logan Riehl[11] ; 8. X-Mike Keegan[9] ; 9. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 10. 32-Bryce Lucius[3] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[16] ; 12. 15K-Creed Kemenah[17] ; 13. 3X-Brandon Riehl[13] ; 14. 2-Brenden Torok[15] ; 15. X15-Kasey Ziebold[18] ; 16. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[10] ; 17. 34-Jud Dickerson[22] ; 18. 13-Jeremy Duposki[21] ; 19. 5-Kody Brewer[12] ; 20. 78-Austin Black[14] ; 21. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[19] ; 22. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[20]

 

 

Horstman wires field in NRA Sprints at Limaland. Mueller wins thriller in Thunderstocks, Sherman picks up Limaland career win #55 in UMP Modifieds

May 20, 2022

Lima, Ohio
by Gerry Keysor

Limaland Motorsports Park swung open the gates on a hot Friday night as Mercy Health presented the 23rd Annual "Run for the Rabbit", honoring the memory of the late Travis "The Rabbit" Miller. Miller was a regular at Limaland behind the wheel of his brightly colored No. 17m sprint car until tragically losing his life in a motorcycle accident in 2000. In fitting fashion, another brightly colored No 17, driven by Cloverdale Ohio's Jared Horstman led wire to wire Friday night winning the 25 lap NRA Sprint Invader feature.
Horstman wasted no time grabbing the early lead from his pole starting position and appeared to be off to a easy win, until caution waved on lap 8 for No. 23 Devon Dobie doing a 360 and coming to a stop at the exit of turn 4. The caution closed the field back up, and saw a hard charging No. 47x Dylan Westbrook making his way to 2nd on the restart. The leaders found themselve in lapped traffic on lap 15, and Horstman was able to manuver through the traffic to the checkered flag, winning over Westbrook, No. 22H Randy Hannagan, No. 2 Ricky Peterson, and No. 27 Brad Lamberson.
Next up were the Lock Sixteen Thunderstocks in their 15 lap A Main. No. 74D Craig Dippman and No. 25 Nick Bowers would lead the field to green with Dippman grabbing the early advantage. No. 22T Tony Anderson would charge to 2nd early and battle with Dippman until lap 3, as Dippman began to stretch his lead. No. 4M Gabe Mueller would grab the second spot on lap 6, and set his sights on race leader Dippman. The pair would stay close thru 2 caution flags, setting up for a final 5 lap run to the finish. Mueller would battle to the inside of the track on lap 12 to grab the lead and go on to win over Dippman. Anderson would finish third, with Bowers fourth, and No. 72 Wayne Gibson completing the top 5
Wrapping up racing action were the Norhtwest Physical Therapy DIRTcar UMP Modifieds in their 20 lap feature event. No. 65 Todd Sherman, and No. 3W Dylan Woodling would lead the field to the green flag, and the 2 would battle side by side for the first 3 laps before Sherman would secure the lead. Lima, Ohio's Jeff Koz in the Omnisource sponsored No. 16 would battle side by side with No. 9C Troy Cattarene for the first 3 laps as well before settling in the third position. No. 4L Mike Learman would begin moving up thru the field on lap 7, taking fourth from Catterene, then getting past Koz for 3rd on lap 12, and making his way past Woodling on lap 15. Sherman would prove to be the class of the field, however, leading green to checkered, winning over Learman, Woodling, Koz, and No. 22T Tony Anderson.
Limaland Motorsports Park is back in action next Friday night May 27th as Tim Hogan Carpets prest the 24th Annual Memorial Cup. In action will be the Ohio Logistics NRA 360 Sprint Invaders competing for $2500 to win, the Northwest Physical Therapy DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, and the Lock Sixteen Thunderstocks. Pit Gates open at 4PM, Grandstand gates open at 5PM, Hot Laps at 6:30PM, and Racing at 7:30 PM. Adult General admission is $15 for ages 16 and older, ages 11 to 15 admitted for $7, and kids ages 10 and under admitted FREE with paying adult. Pit passes for all ages are $30. For more info on this and all events at Limaland Motorsports Park, check us out on Facebook, or visit www.limaland.com

Ohio Logistics NRA 360 Sprint Invaders
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 17-Jared Horstman[1]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[5]; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan[8]; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[3]; 5. 27-Brad Lamberson[6]; 6. 24D-Danny Sams III[2]; 7. 71H-Max Stambaugh[4]; 8. 7T-Jake Hesson[7]; 9. 28-Shawn Valenti[12]; 10. 11G-Luke Griffith[15]; 11. 66-Chase Dunham[9]; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[16]; 13. 85-Dustin Daggett[19]; 14. 2S-Kyle Sauder[10]; 15. 23-Devon Dobie[17]; 16. 24-Kobe Allison[18]; 17. 5NC-Jac Nickles[14]; 18. 16C-Tylar Rankin[11]; 19. 16B-Craig Ronk[20]; 20. 70-Eli Lakin[13]

B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 22M-Dan McCarron[2]; 2. 23-Devon Dobie[8]; 3. 24-Kobe Allison[11]; 4. 85-Dustin Daggett[5]; 5. 16B-Craig Ronk[3]; 6. 37-Noah Dunlap[9]; 7. 11H-Caleb Harmon[7]; 8. 86-Keith Sheffer Jr[1]; 9. 0-Brayton Phillips[6]; 10. 11N-Ed Neumeister[4]; 11. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[12]; 12. 55-Matt Cogley[10]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 27-Brad Lamberson; 2. 71H-Max Stambaugh; 3. 2S-Kyle Sauder; 4. 28-Shawn Valenti; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith; 6. 16B-Craig Ronk; 7. 0-Brayton Phillips; 8. 37-Noah Dunlap; 9. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Jared Horstman[4]; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[2]; 3. 66-Chase Dunham[1]; 4. 16C-Tylar Rankin[5]; 5. 5NC-Jac Nickles[8]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[3]; 7. 85-Dustin Daggett[6]; 8. 23-Devon Dobie[7]; 9. 24-Kobe Allison[9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 24D-Danny Sams III; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 4. 7T-Jake Hesson; 5. 70-Eli Lakin; 6. 86-Keith Sheffer Jr; 7. 11N-Ed Neumeister; 8. 11H-Caleb Harmon; 9. 55-Matt Cogley

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, 00:13.366; 2. 17-Jared Horstman, 00:13.443; 3. 27-Brad Lamberson, 00:13.616; 4. 7T-Jake Hesson, 00:13.642; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron, 00:13.869; ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith, 00:13.963; 7. 70-Eli Lakin, 00:14.012; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson, 00:14.077; 9. 16B-Craig Ronk, 00:14.075; 10. 24D-Danny Sams III, 00:14.081; 11. 66-Chase Dunham, 00:14.090; 12. 2S-Kyle Sauder, 00:14.113; 13. 86-Keith Sheffer Jr, 00:14.187; 14. 16C-Tylar Rankin, 00:14.228; 15. 0-Brayton Phillips, 00:14.280; 16. 55-Matt Cogley, 00:14.296; 17. 85-Dustin Daggett, 00:14.302; 18. 28-Shawn Valenti, 00:14.396; 19. 11H-Caleb Harmon, 00:14.409; 20. 23-Devon Dobie, 00:14.432; 21. 37-Noah Dunlap, 00:14.472; 22. 22H-Randy Hannagan, 00:14.565; 23. 5NC-Jac Nickles, 00:14.595; 24. 71H-Max Stambaugh, 00:14.602; 25. 11N-Ed Neumeister, 00:14.843; 26. 24-Kobe Allison, 00:14.867; 27. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr, 00:15.273

NORTHWEST PHYSICAL THERAPY DIRTcar UMP MODIFIEDS
A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 65-Todd Sherman[1]; 2. 4L-Mike Learman[5]; 3. 3W-Dylan Woodling[2]; 4. 16-Jeff Koz[3]; 5. 22T-Tony Anderson[7]; 6. 114-Clayton Bryant[12]; 7. 17N-Dillon Nusbaum[13]; 8. 9C-Troy Cattarene[4]; 9. 5A-Frank Paladino[6]; 10. 36-Brandon Vaughan[8]; 11. 9PG-Ryan Sutter[14]; 12. 100-Randy Giroux[10]; 13. 2-James Watters[17]; 14. 34X-Shane O'Connor[11]; 15. 01S-Colton Shaw[9]; 16. 56-Matt Twining[19]; 17. 82-Dalton Lane[15]; 18. 32-Scott Boyd Jr[16]; 19. 9R-Garrett Rons[18]; 20. 71T-Chris Hicks[22]; 21. 4G-Bill Griffith[20]; 22. 79-Bruce Hile[21]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 16-Jeff Koz; 2. 5A-Frank Paladino; 3. 01S-Colton Shaw; 4. 114-Clayton Bryant; 5. 82-Dalton Lane; 6. 9R-Garrett Rons; 7. 79-Bruce Hile

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 65-Todd Sherman[2]; 2. 4L-Mike Learman[6]; 3. 36-Brandon Vaughan[1]; 4. 34X-Shane O'Connor[3]; 5. 9PG-Ryan Sutter[4]; 6. 2-James Watters[5]; 7. 4G-Bill Griffith[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 2. 9C-Troy Cattarene; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson; 4. 100-Randy Giroux; 5. 17N-Dillon Nusbaum; 6. 32-Scott Boyd Jr; 7. 56-Matt Twining; 8. 71T-Chris Hicks

LOCK SIXTEEN THUNDERSTOCKS
A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 4MG-Gabe Mueller[5]; 2. 74D-Craig Dippman[1]; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson[3]; 4. 25-Nick Bowers[2]; 5. 72-Wayne Gibson[8]; 6. 7W-Dan Wooten[11]; 7. 87-Andy Welch[4]; 8. 26-Justin Long[9]; 9. 1-Sean Verwys[13]; 10. 27-Frank Paladino[10]; 11. 1W-Mark Wooten[16]; 12. 17J-Jarrod Klay[6]; 13. 82-Chris Douglas[14]; 14. 00-Dylan Henkins[12]; 15. 92-Brandon McDaries[18]; 16. 89-Keith Shockency[7]; 17. 97D-Taylor Dippman[15]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 3. 26-Justin Long; 4. 7W-Dan Wooten; 5. 82-Chris Douglas; 6. 4M-Dustin Moore

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 74D-Craig Dippman[5]; 2. 4MG-Gabe Mueller[6]; 3. 72-Wayne Gibson[1]; 4. 27-Frank Paladino[2]; 5. 1-Sean Verwys[3]; 6. 1W-Mark Wooten[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 25-Nick Bowers; 2. 87-Andy Welch; 3. 89-Keith Shockency; 4. 92-Brandon McDaries; 5. 00-Dylan Henkins; 6. 97D-Taylor Dippman

 

 

Reutzel and Rosenboom Victorious During Tweeter Contracting and Boji Spudz Night at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 20, 2022) - Aaron Reutzel and Jody Rosenboom were triumphant on Friday evening during the season opener at Jackson Motorplex.

Reutzel used a late-race pass to score the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series victory while Rosenboom led the distance of the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Cars main event on Tweeter Contracting and Boji Spudz Night.

Chase Randall was in command throughout the majority of the 25-lap 360ci winged sprint car A Main as he led the first 23 laps. Reutzel closed in the second half of the race and pulled within two tenths of a second with three laps remaining when he threw a slide job entering turn three.

Randall turned back underneath Reutzel to reclaim the lead exiting turn four. He then dove to the bottom entering turn one, but clipped the inside berm and slid up the track. That allowed Reutzel to drive by en route to the $3,000 victory.

"I needed lapped traffic really bad," he said. "I didn't think we were going to get enough traffic there. He slid that one guy real hard over here and killed his momentum. Luckily the lapped car got out of my way where I was able to get the run on him and slide him. I think I got a little lucky he got on the berm there because I thought I was going to have another shot at sliding him and he protected so I didn't get a good run on him. He got on the berm and kinda got over the cushion. We'll take them any way we can get them."

Wayne Johnson and Kaleb Johnson also passed Randall at the end to round out the podium, respectively. Randall finished fourth and Riley Goodno rounded out the top five.

Matt Juhl and Kaleb Johnson set quick time during their group's qualifying session to open the competition. The heat races were won by Randall, Brendan Mullen, Christopher Thram and Justin Henderson. Scott Broty captured the B Main victory.

Rosenboom dominated the 20-lap Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Cars feature as he lapped up to 10th place. Rosenboom efficiently weaved through traffic to build a lead of approximately three and a half seconds with a handful of laps remaining, but he was stymied trying to lap a driver in the closing circuits. That allowed Brandon Halverson to cut the advantage to under one second on the final lap, but Rosenboom hit his marks and held on to win by 0.963 seconds.

"Steve gives me a really good car," he said. "It's a privilege to get to do this. We have a good time. We don't get to do it a lot, but when we do we seem to have good success."

Halverson was the runner up with Dusty Ballenger placing third, Brandon Buysse fourth and Trevor Serbus fifth.

Serbus and Jesse Lindberg were the heat race winners.

Jackson Motorplex will be dormant until June 14 when the track hosts the next Bank Midwest IMCA Series round featuring IMCA modifieds, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts.

TWEETER CONTRACTING AND BOJI SPUDZ NIGHT RACE RESULTS AT JACKSON MOTORPLEX (May 20, 2022) -

Midwest Sprint Touring Series/Midwest Power Series

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 8R-Aaron Reutzel (4); 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson (5); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson (7); 4. 9-Chase Randall (2); 5. 22X-Riley Goodno (1); 6. 09-Matt Juhl (8); 7. 83-Justin Henderson (11); 8. 44-Chris Martin (14); 9. 24T-Christopher Thram (3); 10. 52-Blake Hahn (15); 11. 24M-Terry McCarl (13); 12. 11M-Brendan Mullen (10); 13. 35-Skylar Prochaska (23); 14. 14-Brooke Tatnell (22); 15. (DNF) 20G-Chris Graf (17); 16. (DNF) 4-Cameron Martin (6); 17. (DNF) 5X-Javen Ostermann (12); 18. (DNF) 12-Troy Schreurs (24); 19. (DNF) 18-Tyler Rabenberg (19); 20. (DNF) 91-Andrew Sullivan (18); 21. (DNF) 33B-Scott Broty (21); 22. (DNF) 8-Jacob Hughes (20); 23. (DNF) 5-Brady Forbrook (9); 24. (DNF) 24-Garet Williamson (16).

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 33B-Scott Broty (1); 2. 14-Brooke Tatnell (5); 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska (13); 4. 12-Troy Schreurs (2); 5. 15C-Carter Chevalier (6); 6. 4W-Matt Wasmund (9); 7. 10-Lincoln Drewis (8); 8. (DNF) 1CC-Clayton Christensen (3); 9. (DNF) 2-Trevor Casey (11); 10. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (10); 11. (DNS) 14R-Jody Rosenboom; 12. (DNS) 48-Taylor Forbes; 13. (DNS) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson; 14. (DNS) 36-Derrik Lusk; 15. (DNS) 33-James Broty.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Chase Randall (1); 2. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 3. 5X-Javen Ostermann (2); 4. 4-Cameron Martin (3); 5. 18-Tyler Rabenberg (7); 6. 33B-Scott Broty (5); 7. 48-Taylor Forbes (8); 8. 36-Derrik Lusk (6); 9. (DNS) 33-James Broty.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11M-Brendan Mullen (1); 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson (3); 3. 52-Blake Hahn (2); 4. 24-Garet Williamson (5); 5. 24M-Terry McCarl (4); 6. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (7); 7. 14-Brooke Tatnell (6); 8. 10-Lincoln Drewis (9); 9. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (8).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 24T-Christopher Thram (2); 2. 44-Chris Martin (1); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson (4); 4. 5-Brady Forbrook (3); 5. 20G-Chris Graf (5); 6. 12-Troy Schreurs (6); 7. 15C-Carter Chevalier (8); 8. 4W-Matt Wasmund (7); 9. 2-Trevor Casey (9).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 83-Justin Henderson (1); 2. 22X-Riley Goodno (2); 3. 8R-Aaron Reutzel (3); 4. 91-Andrew Sullivan (8); 5. 8-Jacob Hughes (7); 6. (DNF) 14R-Jody Rosenboom (6); 7. (DNF) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (5); 8. (DNF) 35-Skylar Prochaska (4).

Qualifying 1 (2 Laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl (13); 2. 24M-Terry McCarl (12); 3. 4-Cameron Martin (14); 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson (10); 5. 5X-Javen Ostermann (18); 6. 52-Blake Hahn (11); 7. 9-Chase Randall (7); 8. 11M-Brendan Mullen (17); 9. 33B-Scott Broty (16); 10. 24-Garet Williamson (3); 11. 36-Derrik Lusk (9); 12. 14-Brooke Tatnell (4); 13. 18-Tyler Rabenberg (6); 14. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (2); 15. 48-Taylor Forbes (1); 16. 20-Brant O'Banion (5); 17. 33-James Broty (15); 18. 10-Lincoln Drewis (8).

Qualifying 2 (2 Laps): 1. 22-Kaleb Johnson (13); 2. 35-Skylar Prochaska (6); 3. 5-Brady Forbrook (3); 4. 8R-Aaron Reutzel (9); 5. 24T-Christopher Thram (11); 6. 22X-Riley Goodno (14); 7. 44-Chris Martin (12); 8. 83-Justin Henderson (10); 9. 20G-Chris Graf (1); 10. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (8); 11. 12-Troy Schreurs (2); 12. 14R-Jody Rosenboom (7); 13. 4W-Matt Wasmund (4); 14. 8-Jacob Hughes (16); 15. 15C-Carter Chevalier (17); 16. 91-Andrew Sullivan (5); 17. 2-Trevor Casey (15).

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Cars

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (1); 2. 13-Brandon Halverson (3); 3. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (5); 4. 24B-Brandon Buysse (4); 5. 10-Trevor Serbus (8); 6. 30-Matt Johnson (6); 7. 91-Andrew Sullivan (9); 8. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (7); 9. 24G-Chris Graf (14); 10. 96-Blaine Stegenga (11); 11. (DNF) 23C-Ben Crees (12); 12. (DNF) 6B-Bayley Ballenger (2); 13. (DNF) 17-Wade Hansen (15); 14. (DNF) 33-Trevor Smith (13); 15. (DNS) 4S-Michael Stien; 16. (DNS) 3D-Dan Griep.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 10-Trevor Serbus (1); 2. 24B-Brandon Buysse (2); 3. 13-Brandon Halverson (4); 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 5. 30-Matt Johnson (7); 6. 96-Blaine Stegenga (5); 7. 17-Wade Hansen (8); 8. 24G-Chris Graf (3).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (2); 2. 4SS-Jody Rosenboom (3); 3. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (1); 4. 91-Andrew Sullivan (4); 5. 4S-Michael Stien (7); 6. 23C-Ben Crees (6); 7. 33-Trevor Smith (5); 8. 3D-Dan Griep (8).

UP NEXT -

June 14 for Bank Midwest IMCA Series featuring IMCA modifieds, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts

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BLOOMSBURG FAIR RACEWAY, BLOOMSBURG, PA

COMING EVENTS:

June 2 @7:00 pm Fan Appreciation Night…USAC East Coast Sprints $2000-to-win + ARDC Midgets + FWD 4-Cylinder Stocks (SCDRA rules)

June 7 @7:00 pm STSS Modifieds $7000-to-win + 602 Crate Modifieds $1500-to-win (rain date June 8)

Max Blair wins for a third straight time at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway in World of Outlaws Late Model 40-lap main;

Austin Reed wins thrilling 305 Sprint feature

By MIKE WARREN and DINO OBERTO

(BLOOMBURG 5-19-22): Max Blair had this weekend circled since joining the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series. Thursday night at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway was his first chance to bring his home state fans to their feet—and he delivered.

The Centerville, PA driver thundered past pole-sitter Jeff Rine on Lap 1, leading all 40 laps en route to his second World of Outlaws victory of the season—and third at Bloomsburg Fair Speedway.

Blair is the only driver to win a Super Late Model race at the track, a perfect three-for-three. He stated that experience played a role in his victory.

“Having some prior experience at this place was huge,” Blair said. “It races different than any place I’ve ever been.

“I felt like the first time I was here, it took a while to get the handle of it, so I think being here was a big deal. I don’t know how much I’ve really applied setup-wise, but driving-wise, it was an advantage.”

However, his experience wasn’t the only factor leading Blair to the checkered flag. He had some luck on his side toward the end.

“We actually have a flat tire,” Blair said. “The right rear was going down on that last caution. I thought I could feel it lean over more and more, and it’s flat now. So, we got a little lucky there, that’s for sure. But that was a heck of a start to the weekend.”

While Blair took home his fifth career World of Outlaws triumph, the man he’s chasing in the points standings, Dennis Erb Jr., finished behind him in second.

Erb quickly powered into the top-five from his seventh starting spot, hoping to strike for his second World of Outlaws win of the season. He challenged Blair for a few laps before settling for second.

“I was trying to make sure we held everything together,” Erb said. “We started back there a little but was able to get up there quick and race up there, so I was just kind of holding on to make sure not to overdo it but also make a challenge or two,” he continued.

“We had a good car, and [Blair] was really just going to have to make a mistake. I was real good in [Turn 1 and 2], and he pushed up a couple of times, and you never know what’s going to happen, so we had to be right there.”

With the win, Blair gained four points on Erb—cutting the deficit to 94.

Four-time Series champion Josh Richards crossed the line third, his second straight podium finish after a third at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. Tanner English finished fourth, and 2015 Series Champion Shane Clanton rounded out the top five.

Ryan Gustin set a new track record for Late Models at 14.966-seconds. A total of 16 total cars eclipsed the previous mark held by Jeff Rine which was 15.786-seconds. Gustin, Blair, Rine and Gregg Satterlee copped heat wins. Kyle Hammer and Shaun Jones annexed the twin Last Chance Showdowns.

Austin Reed of Etters scored a rousing win in the 305 Sprint feature in a race that provided plenty of action and drama throughout the 25-lap distance. From start to finish there was excitement taking place all around the 3/8-mile dirt oval and much of it centered on the battle for the lead.

Reed, who started ninth, took over the front spot six laps from the finish when then leader Paul Moyer suddenly lost power and dropped out. Afterwards he made sure to hit his marks perfectly and was able to hold off hard charging Domenic Melair who was closing fast in the waning laps.

“I was just trying to bide my time and see where I was the fastest. I could see that I could really run into the corners hard and get a little bite coming off,” said Reed.

“My guys gave me a real good car and I have to thank them for getting me going this year. In only wish my mom, dad, son and wife could have been here. We’re excited and we’ll take it.”

At the outset Jeff Cavalet and Moyer shared the front row but before a single lap was scored the red waved for Josh Spicer who flipped in Turn 2.

On the restart Moyer jumped to the early lead and within the first few laps was being hotly pursued by Ryan Kissinger. Their battle was intense as laps were contested in side-by-side fashion with Kissinger trying several times to take Moyer on the inside.

With nine laps in the lead pair came upon the slower car of Levi Brungard and they then split their way by him going through Turn 3. Kissinger made his pass on Brungard on the low side of the track and when he did made slight contact. Brungard then spun to bring out a caution and while under the yellow Kissinger had to make an unexpected pit stop due to a cut right rear tire from the contact and ended any hopes of a good finish.

On the restart Moyer was ahead of Jeff Weaver and Reed. As Moyer held his ground Reed was able to slip by Weaver for second and soon began his assault towards the leader. However, with six laps to go Moyer suddenly slowed off the pace and pulled off with mechanical woes, giving up the top spot to Reed.

Although Reed was now in charge his race was far from over as Melair had everyone’s attention as he had stormed from 17th and was now in second spot and closing quickly. Reed though remained vigilant in his quest to win and held on for a very gratifying yet close victory.

“It feels good to get a win our first time ever here, I never had even come to the Bloomsburg Fair so this is awesome to be here with this crowd and with the World of Outlaws racing the same night,” said Reed.

“This is definetley a badass race track. I like how through the night they tried to work on it and get some of the ruts out of it for us and with our class it’s really racy and fun.”

For his runner-up efforts Melair was presented the BJ Crawford Construction Hard Charger award worth an extra $200.

Weaver took third with Scott Frack and Kruz Kepner rounding out the top five. Heat wins went to Tylor Cochran, Tyler Snook and Reed.

WoO Late Model feature finish (40 Laps): 1. Max Blair, 2. Dennis Erb Jr., 3. Josh Richards, 4. Tanner English, 5. Shane Clanton, 6. Brent Larson, 7. Rick Eckert, 8. Boom Briggs, 9. Dylan Yoder, 10. Kyle Hammer, 11. Deshawn Gingerich, 12. Ryan Gustin, 13. Gordy Gundaker, 14. Gregg Satterlee, 15. Ryan Montgomery, 16. Mike Lupfer, 17. Dan Stone, 18. Shaun Jones, 19. Jeff Rine, 20. Chub Frank, 21. Coleby Frye, 22. Andrew Yoder, 23. Andy Boozel, 24. Bryan Bernheisel

305 Sprint feature finish (25 laps): 1. Austin reed, 2. Domenic Melair, 3. Jeff Weaver, Scott Frack, 5. Kruz Kepner, 6. Tylor Cochran, 7. Tyler Snook, 8. Timmy Bitner, 9. Ken Duke, Jr., 10. Scott Lutz, 11. Joshua Beamer, 12. Ryan Kissinger, 13. Dustin Young, 14. Dave Wickham, 15. Chad Philips, 16. Logan Jones, 17. Owen Dimm, 18. Paul Moyer, 19. Matthew Swift, 20. Kyle Knopp, 21. Eric Knopp, 22. Levi Brungard, 23. Jarrett Cavalet, 24. Mariah Romig, 25. Josh Spicer

 

 

Davie Franek Wins Opening Night at Outlaw Speedway for the Second Consecutive Season

Contact: Paul Harkenrider PST Media paul@patriotsprinttour.com|607-237-6372

(Dundee, NY) History repeated itself Tuesday evening as Davie Franek won the season opener at Outlaw Speedway for the second year in a row.

A stout field of 23 cars was signed to begin the 2022 Patriot Platinum Tour and a race that paid $3,000 to win and $300 to start. The Patriot Sprint Tour was on the same card as the Short Track Super Series for the first time ever.

Former PST Canada Series champion Dylan Westbrook who has not raced with the Patriots since 2019, started on the front row alongside Davie Franek, and it was Westbrook taking the lead right out of the gate and would pace the field in the opening laps until the first caution was drawn on the second lap from a slowing Andrew Jacobus who sustained a left rear flat and could not return.

On the next restart, Franek would pressure Westbrook, and the two would separate themselves from the rest of the field.

However, another caution flew on lap seven from a spinning Randy Years in turn two.

On the next restart, Franek would move to the outside and muscle around Westbrook, who appeared to have lost a lot of speed coming out of turn two, and Paulie Colagiovanni would also get by Westbrook.

Franek, now in command, would start to build a lead of over two seconds from the rest of the field before he encountered lap traffic in the second half of the race. Meanwhile, there was an intense three-car battle for the fourth spot between Denny Peebles, Jordan Thomas, and rookie driver Dalton Rombaugh.

During lap traffic, Colagiovanni would get within a second of Franek but could not dig deep enough to find enough speed to get by.

Franek’s car clearly looked stronger in lap traffic as he could maneuver his car anywhere he wanted, which paid dividends in separating himself from Colagiovanni and Westbrook.

In the end, Franek would cruise for his first win of 2022 and his 12th in PST Competition. Colagiovanni had to settle for second, and Dylan Westbrook would complete the podium. Then, with a solid showing in his PST debut, rookie driver Dalton Rombaugh came home in a solid fourth-place finish, followed by the reigning champ, Jordan Thomas, who completed the top five.

Heat race wins went to Westbrook, Franek, and Brett Wright, while Jordan Thomas took home the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash.

The Patriots are off for a few weeks before having three races in June, all on half-mile tracks. The first June race is Saturday, June 11, at the Selinsgrove Speedway for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial, paying $3,071 to win. Then on Friday, June 17, they will visit Utica Rome Speedway for $3000 to win the event. Finally, the month will cap off with a show at the Fonda Speedway, paying $3000 to the winner. All three shows are a part of the Patriot Platinum Tour that will pay $5000 to the series champion.

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A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriots Sprint Tour- Quick Results

Outlaw Speedway – Tuesday, May 17

A-Main: 1) 28f- DAVIE FRANEK (1) 2) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 3) 47x- Dylan Westbrook 4) 41- Dalton Rombaugh 5) 79- Jordan Thomas 6) 7ny- Matt Farnham 7) 22- Jonathan Preston 8) 3- Denny Peebles 9) 47- Kyle Drum 10) 4s- Johnny Smith 11) 5k- Jake Karklin 12) 87- Jason Barney 13) 98- Joe Trenca 14) 66- Jordan Hutton 15) 2- Dave Axton 16) 21- Randy Years 17) 121- Steve Glover 18) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 19) 45- Chuck Hebing 20) 14b- Brett Wright 21) 7- Andrew Jacobus 22) 13- Keith Granholm 23) 61- Parker Evans

Heat 1: 1) 47x- Dylan Westbrook 2) 7ny- Matt Farnham 3) 47- Kyle Drum 4) 22- Jonathan Preston 5) 79- Jordan Thomas 6) 98- Joe Trenca 7) 21- Randy Years 8) 61- Parker Evans

Heat 2: 1) 14b- Brett Wright 2) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni 3) 13- Keith Granholm 4) 2- Dave Axton 5) 87- Jason Barney 6) 7- Andrew Jacobus 7) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 8) 5k- Jake Karklin

Heat 3: 1) 28f- Davie Franek 2) 3- Denny Peebles 3) 41- Dalton Rombaugh 4) 4s- Johnny Smith 5) 45- Chuck Hebing 6) 66- Jordan Hutton 7) 121- Steve Glover

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Four Laps of Fame Dash: 1) 79- Jordan Thomas 2) 7ny – Matt Farnham 3) 2- Dave Axton 4) 13- Keith Granholm 5) 4s- Johnny Smith 6) 45- Chuck Hebing

 

 

All-time MSA A-main wins leader Davis shows the way at Angell Park Speedway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 15, 2022 – As the most experienced driver in the field, five-time Midwest Sprint Car Association champion Kurt Davis of West Allis successfully displayed that he still has quite a bit left in the tank as he led every lap en route to victory in the 25-lap Akright Auto Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car A main at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. on Sunday, May 15.

Davis used his pole position starting spot to jump into the lead on the drop of the green flag of the 25-lap MSA main, which was contested on an ultra-fast and correspondingly tricky track surface.

The 37-year veteran stuck tight to the preferred inside groove as outside front row starter Jack Vanderboom of Dousman stayed in Davis’ tire tracks throughout the duration of the race.

Davis caught the rear of the 15-car field on lap 7, which allowed Vanderboom to cut into the lead slightly. With passing at a premium, Davis delicately maneuvered his way through lapped traffic, but he was unable to shake Vanderboom as the two leaders opened up a half-lap cushion over the third-place car of Mike Yurmanovich of Cascade by the half-way point.

The lone caution flag appeared on lap 20 when Alex Pokorski of West Bend slowed to a stop along the backstretch, after making contact with the front stretch wall.

When the race resumed, Davis hit his marks perfectly over the final five laps to secure his MSA-leading 64th career A-main victory and his first MSA 360 Sprint Car victory since scoring a main event win at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on May 8, 2021.

“I’m pretty worn out after that one,” Davis said in victory lane. “Starting on the pole was certainly the place to be on this track tonight. These young guys like Jack [Vanderboom] and several others seem to be getting faster and faster. This is one for the old guys.”

Vanderboom had to settle for second, Yurmanovich, who started third, placed third, 2011 MSA champion Ben Schmidt of Plymouth finished fourth after starting fifth and fourth starter Tim Haddy of Waupun rounded out the top five.

Defending MSA champion Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls, who came into the event as the winner of four of the previous five MSA A mains at Angell Park Speedway and the first two MSA events of the 2022 season at The Plymouth Dirt Track, rallied from a broken rear axle in the first MSA heat race to place eighth after starting 15th in the main event.

MSA 10-lap heat race victories went to Tim Haddy and Mike Yurmanovich.

The third MSA 360 Sprint Car Series racing event of the 2022 campaign drew a field of 16 entrants to the historic Angell Park Speedway third mile clay oval.

This Saturday, May 21, the MSA 360 Sprint Cars will run in support of the fifth-ever appearance of the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. in conjunction with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series.

Spectator gates open at 3:30 p.m. with on-track action slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.

Advance tickets for the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions – Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car event at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, May 21 are available at https://www.irasprints.com/schedules/event/389124.

For more information on the 2022 Midwest Sprint Car Association season, visit www.msasprints.com or check out the Midwest Sprint Car Association Facebook page.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association
Angell Park Speedway
Sun Prairie, Wis.
May 15, 2022

HEAT 1

1, Tim Haddy 2, Ben Schmidt 3, Jack Vanderboom 4, Dylan Winkel 5, Alex Pokorski 6, Chris Clayton 7, Katelyn Krebsbach 8, Travis Arenz.

HEAT 2

1, Mike Yurmanovich 2, Blake Wondra 3, Kurt Davis 4, Justin Miller 5, Lance Fassbender 6, Tommy Colburn 7, Tyler Davis 8, Bill Taylor.

A MAIN

1, Kurt Davis 2, Jack Vanderboom 3, Mike Yurmanovich 4, Ben Schmidt 5, Tim Haddy 6, Justin Miller 7, Blake Wondra 8, Travis Arenz 9, Lance Fassbender 10, Chris Clayton 11, Tyler Davis 12, Bill Taylor 13, Tommy Colburn 14, Dylan Winkel 15, Alex Pokorski 16, Katelyn Krebsbach (DNS).

 

 

Jeffrey, Serbus and Yeigh Reign Supreme on Spartan ER Night at Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 15, 2022) - Lynton Jeffrey, Trevor Serbus and Cory Yeigh conquered the competition on Sunday evening during Spartan ER Night at Huset's Speedway.

Jeffrey was out front throughout the 25-lap Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig main event, but rubber on the track and thick traffic in the closing laps kept the outcome up in the air until Jeffrey crossed the finish line first for his first feature win at Huset's Speedway since June 2010.

"It's a long time, isn't it," he noted in Victory Lane. "I led a few. I led that last one last year. I felt like I had that one. I was probably better that night than tonight. I love Huset's. This place has been a second home to me. 2000 was the first time I come here."

Dusty Zomer stalked Jeffrey throughout the event. The duo entered traffic on Lap 7 and a couple of close calls allowed Zomer to pull within a car length. The final opportunity came on the last lap when Jeffrey got tight in turns one and two, slightly pushing up the track and allowing Zomer to nearly pull to the outside entering turn three. Jeffrey's car did the same thing in turns three and four, but he was able to hold off Zomer for the victory by 0.119 seconds.

"The biggest thing with rubber is you don't want to get up on the guy's bumper because then you get tight," Zomer said. "I knew I had a chance when he slipped up in (turns) one and two. We gave it our all and it was a good finish."

Defending track champion Justin Henderson rounded out the podium.

"We're enjoying what we do," he said. "A bad day at the race track beats a good day at work."

Aaron Reutzel finished fourth and Ayrton Gennetten ended fifth.

Jeffrey set quick time during qualifying to kick off the night before Mark Dobmeier, Reutzel and Ryan Timms produced heat race wins.

Serbus used the top groove to hustle from sixth to earn his first career Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series triumph at the track. He took the lead on Lap 6 en route to winning by 4.226 seconds.

"It feels pretty good," he said. "I've been coming here ever since I was a little kid, watching the races and just wishing I could race a sprint car some day and here I am.

"You just race as fast as you can. Be the mouse and let everyone else be the cats. It's my dream to win here and we finally got it done."

Ninth-starting Lee Goos Jr. passed Koby Werkmeister, who led the first five laps of the 20-lap A Main, for the runner-up position on the final lap. Brandon Bosma charged from 12th to fourth and reigning track champion Dusty Ballenger was fifth.

Cole Vanderheiden, Mike Moore, Goos Jr. and Serbus were the heat race winners. Blaine Stegenga captured the B Main.

Yeigh led all 18 laps to score the victory in the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks feature. Yeigh, the defending track champion, was unable to start the main event during last week's season opener because of mechanical woes. He made up for that on Sunday with a dominating performance from the pole position, outlasting the competition on the bottom groove despite five cautions that bunched the field together for a handful of restarts.

"I hate starting on the pole," he said. "Me and Matt were talking about that before the race."

Dustin Gulbrandson hounded Yeigh throughout the feature, staying within a couple of car lengths throughout the race. But it was 12th -starting Matt Steuerwald, who won the season opener a week ago, making a late charge on the outside to pass Gulbrandson on the final lap and close within 0.130 of Yeigh as the checkered flag was waved. Aaron Foote and Jeff Wittrock rounded out the top five, respectively.

Yeigh and Mike Chaney each won a heat race.

The season continues at Huset's Speedway next Sunday during I-29 RV SuperCenter Night featuring the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks.

SPARTAN ER NIGHT RACE RESULTS AT HUSET'S SPEEDWAY (May 15, 2022) -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2-Lynton Jeffrey (1); 2. ACE-Dusty Zomer (2); 3. 7-Justin Henderson (6); 4. 8-Aaron Reutzel (7); 5. 3-Ayrton Gennetten (3); 6. 13-Mark Dobmeier (8); 7. 81-Jack Dover (9); 8. 22K-Kaleb Johnson (5); 9. 16-Brooke Tatnell (12); 10. 5T-Ryan Timms (11); 11. 88-Austin McCarl (14); 12. 9X-Paul Nienhiser (10); 13. 14-Jody Rosenboom (17); 14. 11M-Brendan Mullen (13); 15. 27-Carson McCarl (18); 16. 35-Skylar Prochaska (4); 17. 22-Riley Goodno (16); 18. 4-Cody Hansen (15); 19. 09-Matt Juhl (23); 20. 97-Alan Gilbertson (19); 21. 47-Brant O'Banion (26); 22. 05-Colin Smith (20); 23. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (21); 24. 0-Alex Schriever (24); 25. 101-Chuck McGillivray (22); 26. (DNF) 10J-Justin Jacobsma (25).

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier (1); 2. 2-Lynton Jeffrey (4); 3. ACE-Dusty Zomer (2); 4. 88-Austin McCarl (6); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (3); 6. 4-Cody Hansen (5); 7. 05-Colin Smith (8); 8. 97-Alan Gilbertson (7); 9. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (9).

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 8-Aaron Reutzel (3); 2. 7-Justin Henderson (2); 3. 16-Brooke Tatnell (1); 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten (4); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (6); 6. 22-Riley Goodno (5); 7. 09-Matt Juhl (9); 8. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (7); 9. 0-Alex Schriever (8).

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms (1); 2. 81-Jack Dover (2); 3. 11M-Brendan Mullen (5); 4. 22K-Kaleb Johnson (4); 5. 9X-Paul Nienhiser (3); 6. 27-Carson McCarl (6); 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray (8); 8. (DNF) 47-Brant O'Banion (7).

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 2-Lynton Jeffrey, 00:10.875 (8); 2. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, 00:10.903 (11); 3. 22K-Kaleb Johnson, 00:10.979 (14); 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:11.003 (9); 5. 8-Aaron Reutzel, 00:11.023 (7); 6. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 00:11.025 (13); 7. ACE-Dusty Zomer, 00:11.026 (2); 8. 7-Justin Henderson, 00:11.065 (3); 9. 81-Jack Dover, 00:11.070 (19); 10. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:11.081 (18); 11. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 00:11.115 (23); 12. 5T-Ryan Timms, 00:11.128 (21); 13. 4-Cody Hansen, 00:11.210 (16); 14. 22-Riley Goodno, 00:11.220 (17); 15. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:11.285 (4); 16. 88-Austin McCarl, 00:11.289 (5); 17. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:11.289 (20); 18. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:11.361 (6); 19. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 00:11.388 (10); 20. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, 00:11.452 (25); 21. 47-Brant O'Banion, 00:11.684 (22); 22. 05-Colin Smith, 00:11.724 (1); 23. 0-Alex Schriever, 00:11.888 (15); 24. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 00:11.910 (26); 25. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, 00:12.089 (24); 26. (DNS) 09-Matt Juhl, 00:12.089.

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 10-Trevor Serbus (6); 2. 17-Lee Goos Jr (9); 3. 31-Koby Werkmeister (2); 4. 23-Brandon Bosma (12); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (11); 6. 69-Mike Moore (8); 7. 81-Jared Jansen (1); 8. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (13); 9. 12L-John Lambertz (10); 10. 98-Nate Barger (15); 11. 96-Blaine Stegenga (17); 12. 8-Jacob Hughes (16); 13. 15V-Cole Vanderheiden (4); 14. 4W-Nathan Weiler (18); 15. 77-Taylor Ryan (5); 16. 1K-Micah Slendy (19); 17. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (3); 18. (DNF) 14-Nick Barger (14); 19. (DNF) 105-Cody Ihlen (20); 20. (DNF) 17V-Casey Abbas (7).

B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 96-Blaine Stegenga (8); 2. 4W-Nathan Weiler (4); 3. 1K-Micah Slendy (2); 4. 105-Cody Ihlen (5); 5. 12-Alec Mataya (10); 6. F5-Tim Rustad (6); 7. 18-Dalton Domagala (7); 8. 28-Nicholas Winter (1); 9. (DNF) 28G-Gracyn Masur (9); 10. (DQ) 13-Brandon Halverson (3).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15V-Cole Vanderheiden (3); 2. 17V-Casey Abbas (4); 3. 23-Brandon Bosma (6); 4. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (5); 5. 28-Nicholas Winter (1); 6. (DNF) 18-Dalton Domagala (7); 7. (DNF) 96-Blaine Stegenga (2).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 69-Mike Moore (4); 2. 77-Taylor Ryan (3); 3. 31-Koby Werkmeister (2); 4. 14-Nick Barger (5); 5. 1K-Micah Slendy (6); 6. 28G-Gracyn Masur (7); 7. (DNS) 12-Alec Mataya.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Lee Goos Jr (4); 2. 12L-John Lambertz (5); 3. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (2); 4. 98-Nate Barger (3); 5. 13-Brandon Halverson (6); 6. 105-Cody Ihlen (1).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 10-Trevor Serbus (3); 2. 81-Jared Jansen (1); 3. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (5); 4. 8-Jacob Hughes (4); 5. 4W-Nathan Weiler (6); 6. F5-Tim Rustad (2).

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks

A Feature (18 Laps): 1. 64-Cory Yeigh (1); 2. 3-Matt Steuerwald (12); 3. 54-Dustin Gulbrandson (5); 4. 1X-Aaron Foote (7); 5. 65J-Jeff Wittrock (3); 6. 7-Matthew Donker (11); 7. 18-Ivan Olivier (4); 8. 34K-Colby Klaassen (6); 9. 21-Ron Howe (15); 10. 14J-Jayke Glanzer (13); 11. 40-Tim Dann (8); 12. (DNF) 29Z-JJ Zebell (10); 13. (DNF) 71-Zach Olivier (9); 14. (DNF) 12-Mike Chaney (2); 15. (DNF) 211-Tyler Zebell (14).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 64-Cory Yeigh (1); 2. 34K-Colby Klaassen (5); 3. 29Z-JJ Zebell (8); 4. 18-Ivan Olivier (4); 5. 40-Tim Dann (6); 6. (DNF) 3-Matt Steuerwald (7); 7. (DNF) 14J-Jayke Glanzer (2); 8. (DNF) 21-Ron Howe (3).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Mike Chaney (1); 2. 54-Dustin Gulbrandson (4); 3. 1X-Aaron Foote (5); 4. 71-Zach Olivier (6); 5. 65J-Jeff Wittrock (3); 6. 7-Matthew Donker (7); 7. (DNF) 211-Tyler Zebell (2).

2022 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig:

Lynton Jeffrey - 1 (May 15) and Parker Price-Miller - 1 (May 8)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series :

Brandon Bosma - 1 (May 8) and Trevor Serbus - 1 (May 15)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Matt Steuerwald - 1 (May 8) and Cory Yeigh - 1 (May 15)

UP NEXT -

Sunday for I-29 RV SuperCenter Night featuring the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks

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Kornbau conquers Mercer for 1st ever sprint win; track champions all win on opening night

By Jim Balentine (Mercer, Pa)

Michaels Mercer raceway dodged the rain and completed its 1st night of racing of the 71ST season on Saturday May 14. Picking up wins were Jeremy Kornbau (305 sprints), and 2021 track champions Eric Gabany (big block mods), Brian Schaffer (FASTRAK mods) and Andy Thompson (mini stocks). The whole show was completed at 9:28 pm.

After seven years of finishing second more times than he could count, Hermitage Pa’s Jeremy Kornbau finally broke into the winner circle picking up his 1st career victory by winning the first Racesaver 305 sprint feature of 2022. It wouldn’t be easy as three time winner last season Tom Jasen would give him all he had battling back-and-forth for the lead spot. however after a red flag Kornbau took off and won easily by seven seconds over Jasen. “It’s about time!! Everyone said my 1st was right around the corner “ said Kornbau “ I knew if I could stick it in the bottom I could hold him (Jasen)off but he looked good on the outside so I tried to keep my speed down low and it worked! I’ve been rehearsing this speech forever and here it is and I finally broke the curse !” Jasen would finish 2nd, Andy Cavanaugh 3rd, Jake Gomola 4th from 13th , and Roman Jones 5th.

In the big block modified feature last year‘s track champion Eric Gabany picked up where he left off last season with a thrilling battle with Brad Rapp to pick up the first win of 2022. Rapp and Gabany would swap the leads several times. “That was awesome!! I saw him (Rapp) on the inside many times I knew I had to go back down there..it was super racey and my arms are wore out !! That top line will come in soon and will make for great racing.” Rapp was 2nd, Rick Regalski 3rd, Mike Kinney in his 1st appearance 4th and Tom Glenn 5th.

In the FASTRAK modifieds it was all Brian Schaffer as last years track champion dominated the 20 lap event winning by 7 seconds over 2nd place to pick up his 9th career Mercer checkered. “Ed put a lot of money into the track and lights and the track crew has worked hard on it..we will get there. If I knew I had a 7 second lead I would have slowed down at the end.” A great battle for second with Gage priester taking the spot over newcomer Pat Lane and Jeff Schaffer Jr, JC Boyer finished 5th.

In the $400 to win mini stock race it came down between two of the veterans of this division with Tim Callahan and Andy Thompson battling all race long for the win. Both started Side-by-side and real number four and have their work it out for them but they quickly made their way through the field. Summer Pitts led the way and looked solid looking for her 1st ever win but was overtaken by the veterans. Callahan led with 2 laps to go but Thompson went low in the corner out of 4 and took the lead. Thompson then went low and Callahan high out of 4 and Thompson would take the thrilling victory. Callahan broke at the line but still finished 2nd, Cole Miller was 3rd, Summer Pitts 4th and John McCracken 5th. Thompson said “We rubbed one time but that car would run and I wouldn’t let him beat me. With 3 to go I said let’s go for it!! we drove a heck of a race and I hope you fans enjoyed it. I was teetering up on the cushion and it will be a great racing surface.”

Mercer will be dark Saturday, May 21st but will be back in action on May 28th with a regular show plus the 410 sprints paying $3000 to win. It will also be a military night with all military IDs admitted free to the grandstand

305 Sprints - Winged 14 Entries 1. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau[1]; 2. 12G-Tommy Jasen[2]; 3. X7-Andy Cavanagh[5]; 4. 4J-Jacob Gamola[13]; 5. 82M-Roman Jones[6]; 6. 88-Greg Dobrosky[4]; 7. 17S-Shane Shook[10]; 8. H20-Michael Miller[11]; 9. 3-John Jerich[14]; 10. 20M-Vivian Jones[3]; 11. 42-James Pattock[9]; 12. 25-Jarrett Rosencrance[12]; 13. 71-Joe Coggin[8]; 14. 154-Shamus O'Donnell[7]

Heat 1 1. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau Heat 2 1. 12G-Tommy Jasen

Dirt Big Block Modifieds 7 Entries 1. 18E-eric gabany[3]; 2. 11R-Brad Rapp[1]; 3. 96-Rick Regalski Jr[5]; 4. 20P-Mike Kinny[4]; 5. 83T-Tom Glenn[7]; 6. 28H-Jimmy Holden[2]; 7. 74-Kevin Green[6]

Heat 1 1. 11R-Brad Rapp

Mini Stocks 21 entries 1. 5-Andy Thompson[7]; 2. 54-Tim Callahan[8]; 3. 00-Cole Miller[5]; 4. 64-Summer Pitts[2]; 5. 79-John McCraken[6]; 6. 17J-Mike Salsgiver[4]; 7. C4-Alex Claypoole[3]; 8. 10S-trevn schaffer[16]; 9. 16R-Jordan Reges[14]; 10. 44B-Cody Blose[10]; 11. 33-Brianna Parker[11]; 12. 77-Braden Bice[13]; 13. 77S-Jason Swartz[12]; 14. 66M-Matt Miller[1]; 15. 999-Adam Aley[15]; 16. 029-Ben Aley[21]; 17. S0B33-Leonard Baker Jr[19]; 18. 38-Randy Ealy[20]; 19. 22D-Chuck Davis[17]; 20. 7-Carl Ealy[18]; 21. 02-Devin Haley[9]

Heat 1 1. 02-Devin Haley Heat 2 1. 54-Tim Callahan

Limited Modified 10 Entries 1. 41-Brian Schaffer[1]; 2. 71-Gage Priester[3]; 3. 12L-Patrick Lane[4]; 4. 14-Jeff Schaffer Jr[2]; 5. 12-JC Boyer[7]; 6. 5C-Ayden Cipriano[6]; 7. 7-Scott Kay[5]; 8. 7P-Caden Petry[8]; 9. 113-Don Cornelius[9]; 10. (DNS) 717-Bill Adams

Heat 1 1. 41-Brian Schaffer[1];

 

 

Shane Golobic gets out the broom to sweep SCCT portion of the Peter Murphy Classic

By Gary Thomas

Hanford, CA…Fremont’s Shane Golobic took the lead on lap 11 and held command the rest of the way to finish off a clean sweep of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion of the Peter Murphy Classic on Saturday in Hanford.

It marked the 10th Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards triumph for Golobic, who sits number one all-time. It was also his initial SCCT win at the Keller Auto Speedway.

Golobic made a bold move down low to sneak past both Corey Day and Justin Sanders for the top-spot on lap 11. After that the 30-year-old worked traffic to perfection and snagged the $3,500 victory aboard the Matt Wood Racing/ Elk Grove Ford/ NOS Energy Drink No. 17w machine. Sanders ended up finishing second after leading laps early on following his win in the High Sierra Industries Pole Shuffle.

Hanford’s DJ Netto came home third, followed by Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi in fourth and Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award winner Chase Johnson in fifth. Completing the top-10 were Colby Copeland, Caeden Steele, Ryan Robinson, Sean Becker and Kyle Hirst. A total of 40 drivers competed at the Peter Murphy Classic finale in Hanford.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will resume action with a double header over Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday May 28th SCCT heads for the “Jimmy Sills Classic” at the Stockton Dirt Track, followed by a trip to Marysville Raceway on Sunday May 29th for the annual “Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial.”

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Flo Racing, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Bianchi Farms, D&D Roofing, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Quick Time Energy and Mortgage and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

Peter Murphy Classic finale results – Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford

A-main finish:

1. 17W-Shane Golobic[7]; 2. 4SA-Justin Sanders[1]; 3. 88N-DJ Netto[9]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi[6]; 5. 28-Chase Johnson[17]; 6. 5V-Colby Copeland[4]; 7. 121-Caeden Steele[12]; 8. 14W-Ryan Robinson[5]; 9. 7B-Sean Becker[15]; 10. 94TH-Kyle Hirst[10]; 11. 19-Colby Thornhill[14]; 12. 92-Andy Forsberg[19]; 13. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[13]; 14. 7P-Jake Andreotti[22]; 15. 98-Michael Pombo[8]; 16. 4J-Jodie Robinson[21]; 17. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt[20]; 18. 15-Cody Key[24]; 19. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[16]; 20. (DNF) 10F-Jared Faria[18]; 21. (DNF) 88A-Joey Ancona[2]; 22. (DNF) 41-Corey Day[3]; 23. (DNF) 67G-Grant Duinkerken[11]; 24. (DNF) 2K-JJ Ringo[23]

B Feature 1 12 Laps

1. 4J-Jodie Robinson[2]; 2. 7P-Jake Andreotti[3]; 3. 2K-JJ Ringo[1]; 4. 15-Cody Key[4]; 5. 21X-Gauge Garcia[6]; 6. 21-Shane Hopkins[5]; 7. 7Z-Zane Blanchard[7]; 8. 34-Landon Brooks[13]; 9. 2-Brooklyn Holland[14]; 10. 6C-Travis Coelho[10]; 11. 9T-Camden Robustelli; 12. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[12]; 13. 5R-Ryan Rocha[9]; 14. 94-Greg Decaires V[8]; 15. (DNF) 33H-Eric Humphries[11]

C Feature 1 10 Laps

1. 34-Landon Brooks[4]; 2. 2-Brooklyn Holland[2]; 3. 9T-Camden Robustelli[6]; 4. 2X-Alex Pettas[1]; 5. 3-Brandon Stidham[3]; 6. 31H-Phil Heynen[5]; 7. (DNS) 4-Tuesday Calderwood

Pole Shuffle 2 Laps

1. 4SA-Justin Sanders[8]; 2. 88A-Joey Ancona[2]; 3. 41-Corey Day[7]; 4. 5V-Colby Copeland[1]; 5. 14W-Ryan Robinson[6]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi[3]; 7. 17W-Shane Golobic[5]; 8. 98-Michael Pombo[4]

Heat 1 8 Laps

1. 5V-Colby Copeland[1]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto[2]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic[4]; 4. 19-Colby Thornhill[3]; 5. 10F-Jared Faria[7]; 6. 2K-JJ Ringo[6]; 7. 21-Shane Hopkins[5]; 8. 6C-Travis Coelho[9]; 9. 34-Landon Brooks[10]; 10. (DNF) 9T-Camden Robustelli[8]

Heat 2 8 Laps

1. 88A-Joey Ancona[3]; 2. 94TH-Kyle Hirst[2]; 3. 14W-Ryan Robinson[4]; 4. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[1]; 5. 28-Chase Johnson[7]; 6. 7P-Jake Andreotti[6]; 7. 21X-Gauge Garcia[5]; 8. 5R-Ryan Rocha[9]; 9. 2X-Alex Pettas[8]; 10. 31H-Phil Heynen[10]

Heat 3 8 Laps

1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi[1]; 2. 41-Corey Day[4]; 3. 121-Caeden Steele[6]; 4. 7B-Sean Becker[3]; 5. 92-Andy Forsberg[7]; 6. 4J-Jodie Robinson[5]; 7. 7Z-Zane Blanchard[8]; 8. 33H-Eric Humphries[10]; 9. 2-Brooklyn Holland[9]; 10. (DNS) 75-Tony Gomes

Heat 4 8 Laps

1. 98-Michael Pombo[2]; 2. 4SA-Justin Sanders[4]; 3. 67G-Grant Duinkerken[1]; 4. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[3]; 5. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt[5]; 6. 15-Cody Key[6]; 7. 94-Greg Decaires V[7]; 8. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[9]; 9. 3-Brandon Stidham[8]; 10. (DNS) 4-Tuesday Calderwood

Qualifying 1

1. 17W-Shane Golobic, 00:14.453[1]; 2. 5V-Colby Copeland, 00:14.464[8]; 3. 88N-DJ Netto, 00:14.627[10]; 4. 19-Colby Thornhill, 00:14.717[5]; 5. 21-Shane Hopkins, 00:14.742[7]; 6. 2K-JJ Ringo, 00:14.945[3]; 7. 10F-Jared Faria, 00:15.162[4]; 8. 9T-Camden Robustelli, 00:15.405[9]; 9. 6C-Travis Coelho, 00:15.653[2]; 10. (DNS) 34-Landon Brooks, 00:15.653

Qualifying 2

1. 14W-Ryan Robinson, 00:14.434[1]; 2. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez, 00:14.672[9]; 3. 94TH-Kyle Hirst, 00:14.737[2]; 4. 88A-Joey Ancona, 00:14.846[10]; 5. 21X-Gauge Garcia, 00:14.980[4]; 6. 7P-Jake Andreotti, 00:15.014[7]; 7. 28-Chase Johnson, 00:15.025[8]; 8. 2X-Alex Pettas, 00:15.203[6]; 9. 5R-Ryan Rocha, 00:15.455[5]; 10. 31H-Phil Heynen, 00:15.865[3]

Qualifying 3

1. 41-Corey Day, 00:14.351[8]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 00:14.457[5]; 3. 75-Tony Gomes, 00:14.748[3]; 4. 7B-Sean Becker, 00:14.881[2]; 5. 4J-Jodie Robinson, 00:14.968[1]; 6. 121-Caeden Steele, 00:15.020[4]; 7. 92-Andy Forsberg, 00:15.193[9]; 8. 7Z-Zane Blanchard, 00:15.379[7]; 9. 2-Brooklyn Holland, 00:15.647[6]; 10. 33H-Eric Humphries, 00:15.902[10]

Qualifying 4

1. 4SA-Justin Sanders[10]; 2. 67G-Grant Duinkerken[2]; 3. 98-Michael Pombo[9]; 4. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[5]; 5. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt[1]; 6. 15-Cody Key[4]; 7. 94-Greg Decaires V[8]; 8. 3-Brandon Stidham[6]; 9. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[7]; 10. 4-Tuesday Calderwood[3]

 

 

Arenz, Bongiorno, Loehr, Hitsman tally PDTR A-main triumphs

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 14, 2022 – On an unseasonably warm spring evening, a pair of drivers stayed perfect in A-main competition, while two competitors made their first main event trip to victory lane of the 2022 season, during the second Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program of the 2022 campaign Saturday, May 14 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

Defending PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls made it two-for-two on the 2022 season as he rolled to victory in the 25-lap Kristine Hartmann Pleasant View Realty 360 Sprint Car main event victory.

In the 25-lap Sheboygan’s Country B93.7 25-lap Late model A-main, Joe Bongiorno of Milwaukee earned his first career Late Model main event triumph.

2018 PDTR Grand National champion Matt Loehr of Dotyville outdueled Luke Scholten of Oostburg to claim his first 25-lap Oostburg Automotive PDTR Grand National main event victory of the 2022 campaign.

Jonathan Hitsman of Sheboygan racked up his second 25-lap PDTR Next Step Insurance B Mod A-main victory in two attempts in 2022.

Outside front row starter Tim Haddy of Waupun got the jump on polesitter Bill Taylor of Boltonville to lead the opening lap of the 25-lap 360 Sprint Car headliner.

On lap 2, 2011 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Ben Schmidt of Plymouth, who started third, moved into second along the high groove, with Travis Arenz, who started sixth, trailing into third on lap 3.

Three laps later, Schmidt and Arenz closed the gap on Haddy as the top three drivers raced nose to tail along the preferred outside line of the third-mile clay oval. On lap 8, Arenz pulled off a slide job to seize second from Schmidt in turn four.

The leaders caught the rear of the field on lap 10, which allowed Arenz to close the gap significantly on Haddy. Arenz hounded Haddy over the next three laps as the leaders skillfully weaved their way through lapped traffic.

On lap 13, Arenz bolted past Haddy in turn three with Schmidt in tow as Haddy was shuffled back to third in the running order at the halfway mark of the race.

Six laps later Arenz found himself bottled up in heavy lapped traffic with a group of drivers racing side by side in front of him. However, Arenz dove low in turn one to put three lapped cars between himself and the second-place car of Schmidt on lap 20 and effectively seal the outcome of the race.

Arenz cruised over the final five laps en route to his 12th career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and 24th overall Midwest Sprint Car Association main event triumph in the caution-free race.

Schmidt had to settle for second, two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Kurt Davis of West Allis placed third, after starting eighth, Haddy finished fourth and fourth starter Anthony Knierim of Caledonia rounded out the top five.

Four-time defending PDTR Late Model champion Justin Schmidt of Cleveland grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag of the 25-lap Late Model A main from the pole position as rookie Bill Edler of Glenbeulah, who started third, moved into second.

Schmidt maintained the lead over Edler before the first of two caution flags appeared on lap 7 for an incident in turn four involving Sawyer Specht of Sheboygan Falls and Turk Letizia of Milwaukee.

On the restart, fifth starter Joe Bongiorno worked the outside groove to pass Edler and slip into second. Seconds later, leader Justin Schmidt slowed to a stop in turn two to bring out the second caution flag on lap 8.

With Schmidt out of the race, Bongiorno assumed the lead on the restart as Kevin Baldry of Omro, who started sixth, used the high line to move into second on lap 9. Seven laps later Baldry closed in on Bongiorno and appeared that he was going mount a challenge for the lead.

However, Bongiorno used the next four laps to open up a full-straightaway cushion over Baldry and he maintained the top spot in the closing laps on the way to his first career PDTR Late Model A-main victory.

Baldry placed second, Jim Schmidt of Cleveland, who started seventh, finished third, Letizia recovered from his early-race incident to finish fourth and Edler took fifth.

Opening night A-main winner Luke Scholten took the lead on the first lap of the 25-lap Grand National main event from the pole. On lap two, 2008 PDTR Grand National champion Matt Yancey of Sheboygan moved into second after starting third.

On lap 3, second starter Matt Loehr engaged in a side-by-side duel with Yancey for second along the high line. Two laps later, Loehr charged into second and set his sights on Scholten.

By lap 13, Loehr had cut the gap considerably on Scholten and he moved in to challenge for the top spot on lap 20. The high-riding Loehr and low-running Scholten dueled side-by-side throughout lap 21 before sweeping into the lead utilizing the top groove exiting turn two.

Loehr fended off Scholten over the final three laps to notch his 10th career PDTR Grand National A-main victory in the non-stop race.

Scholten finished second, Yancey wound up third, fifth starter Brad Weiss of Cascade placed fourth and 2019 PDTR Grand National champ Tyler Kulow of Plymouth placed fifth after starting fourth.

Polesitter Spencer Long of Sheboygan Falls took the lead on the opening lap of the B Mod A main as sixth starter Jonathan Hitsman bolted into second along the outside groove on the first circuit.

On lap 3, Hitsman cruised around Long in turn two to take over the top spot. From there, Hitsman set sail as he built up a half-lap lead over Long on lap 15.

As Spencer Long’s car began to display smoke, eighth starter Shane Long of Sheboygan Falls moved in to take second on lap 23. With Hitsman enjoying a substantial lead on the final lap, Spencer Long slowed to a stop in turn two with heavy smoke streaming from his car as the race ended under a combined checkered and caution flag.

Hitsman racked up his fourth career PDTR B Mod A-main victory in the caution-less event.

Shane Long finished second, seventh starter Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls placed third, Jonathon Baumann of Sheboygan finished fourth after starting 10th and second starter Brandon Knepprath of Boltonville rounded out the top five.

Two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex won the 15-lap PDTR 360 Sprint B main.

Tim Haddy was the overall fast qualifier in PDTR 360 Sprint Car group qualifying with a lap of 12.702.

The second PDTR program of the 2022 season, which featured free admission for all police, fire and emergency medical services personnel, was sponsored by the city of Sheboygan Falls Fire Department.

The next PDTR event will feature the fifth-ever appearance of the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series at The Plymouth Dirt Track in conjunction with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series on Saturday, May 21.

The PDTR 360 Sprint Cars will also be on the card for the all-Sprint Car event.

Spectator gates open at 3:30 p.m. with on-track action slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.

Advance tickets for the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions – Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car event at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, May 21 are available at

https://www.irasprints.com/schedules/event/389124.

The new book “Racing Recollections – Plymouth Racetrack Fans & Drivers 1950-2021” by Dennis Darovich of Sheboygan, George Baumann of Waupun and Verla Peichl of Sheboygan Falls will be available for purchase at every race during the 2022 PDTR season, as well as at the Sheboygan County Fair office during regular business hours and online at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.

KRISTINE HARTMANN PLEASANT VIEW REALTY 360 SPRINT CARS

QUALIFYING

1, Tim Haddy 12.702 2, Scott Conger 12.896 3, Preston Ruh 12.910 4, Danny Schlafer 12.957 5, Anthony Knierim 12.962 6, Jack Vanderboom 12.962 7, Doug Wondra 12.974 8, Tommy Colburn 13.017 9, Spyder Akright 13.026 10, Travis Arenz 13.041 11, Bill Taylor 13.045 12, Chris Larson 13.140 13, Mike Yurmanovich 13.194 14, Ben Schmidt 13.233 15, Brandon Berth 13.313 16, Nick Daywalt 13.350 17, Al Schlafer 13.358 18, Brandon McMullen 13.380 19, Will Gerrits 13.412 20, Tyler Davis 13.525 21, Kurt Davis 13.591 22, Lance Fassbender 13.644 23, Tony Wondra 13.712 24, Justin Erickson 13.807 25, Dylan Winkel 13.867, 26, Katelyn Krebsbach 13.932 27, Alex Pokorski 13.935 28, Justin Miller 14.691 29, Andy Rein 14.792 30, Tyler Brabant 14.957 31, Blake Wondra no time 32, Chris Clayton no time 33, Randy Post no time.

HEAT 1

1, Tony Wondra 2, Justin Erickson 3, Kurt Davis 4, Lance Fassbender 5, Justin Miller 6, Andy Rein 7, Katelyn Krebsbach 8, Tyler Brabant 9, Randy Post.

HEAT 2

1, Brandon McMullen 2, Ben Schmidt 3, Nick Daywalt 4, Will Gerrits 5, Al Schlafer 6, Tyler Davis 7, Alex Pokorski 8, Dylan Winkel.

HEAT 3

1, Anthony Knierim 2, Travis Arenz 3, Doug Wondra 4, Scott Conger 5, Danny Schlafer 6, Mike Yurmanovich 7, Blake Wondra 8, Brandon Berth (DNS).

HEAT 4

1, Jack Vanderboom 2, Tim Haddy 3, Bill Taylor 4, Spyder Akright 5, Preston Ruh 6, Tommy Colburn 7, Chris Larson 8, Chris Clayton.

B MAIN

1, Danny Schlafer 2, Tyler Davis 3, Preston Ruh 4, Chris Larson 5, Mike Yurmanovich 6, Alex Pokorski 7, Chris Clayton 8, Blake Wondra 9, Al Schlafer 10, Dylan Winkel 11, Tommy Colburn 12, Randy Post 13, Will Gerrits (DNS) 14, Tony Wondra (DNS) 15, Katelyn Krebsbach (DNS) 16, Brandon Berth (DNS).

A MAIN

1, Travis Arenz 2, Ben Schmidt 3, Kurt Davis 4, Tim Haddy 5, Anthony Knierim 6, Brandon McMullen 7, Danny Schlafer 8, Jack Vanderboom 9, Lance Fassbender 10, Justin Erickson 11, Bill Taylor 12, Scott Conger 13, Nick Daywalt 14, Doug Wondra 15, Justin Miller 16, Chris Larson 17, Tyler Davis 18, Andy Rein 19, Mike Yurmanovich 20, Spyder Akright 21, Alex Pokorski 22, Preston Ruh.

SHEBOYGAN’S COUNTRY B93.7 LATE MODELS

HEAT 1

1, Bill Edler 2, Kevin Baldry 3, Joe Bongiorno 4, Jim Schmidt 5, Charlie Schmidt.

HEAT 2

1, Turk Letizia 2, Justin Schmidt 3, Sawyer Specht 4, Chad Ludwigson 5, Eric Michaels.

A MAIN

1, Joe Bongiorno 2, Kevin Baldry 3, Jim Schmidt 4, Turk Letizia 5, Bill Edler 6, Sawyer Specht 7, Justin Schmidt 8, Charlie Schmidt 9, Chad Ludwigson (DNS) 10, Eric Michaels (DNS).

OOSTBURG AUTOMOTIVE GRAND NATIONALS

HEAT

1, Tyler Kulow 2, Matt Loehr 3, Matt Yancey 4, Luke Scholten 5, Donny Kulow 6, Brad Weiss 7, Steven Weber.

A MAIN

1, Matt Loehr 2, Luke Scholten 3, Matt Yancey 4, Brad Weiss 5, Tyler Kulow 6, Steven Weber 7, Donny Kulow.

NEXT STEP INSURANCE B MODS

HEAT 1

1, Trevor Frank 2, Shane Long 3, Rory Welch 4, Brandon Knepprath 5, James Rautmann 6, Andy Welter.

HEAT 2

1, Jonathan Hitsman 2, Gary Glander 3, Steve Lorier 4, Spencer Long 5, Jonathon Baumann.

A MAIN

1, Jonathan Hitsman 2, Shane Long 3, Gary Glander 4, Jonathon Baumann 5, Brandon Knepprath 6, Andy Welter 7, Steve Lorier 8, James Rautmann 9, Spencer Long 10, Rory Welch 11, Trevor Frank.

 

 

BRODY PETRIE POUNCES IN PETALUMA FOR WMR TRIUMPH

Petaluma, Calif. (May 15, 2022) – Brody Petrie from Upper Lake, Calif. earned his second-career Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction victory by taking Saturday’s 20-lap feature at Petaluma Speedway. Petaluma was the site of Petrie’s first career win in 2021 and avenges a hard crash from Friday night at Ocean Speedway.

Petrie’s Kevin Felkins-owned entry was damaged heavily on Friday, requiring a slide over to the No. 11 car on Saturday night. French Camp’s Sage Bordenave and 2021 champion Blake Bower of Brentwood won the heat races to set up the lineup for the 11-car feature.

Bordenave and Bower shared the front row with Bower jumping ahead to the lead. Friday winner Bryant Bell of Oakley dropped out with a mechanical issue on lap 10 and his teammate Bower subsequently fell by the wayside on lap 12 as well. Petrie inherited the lead but faced a challenge from Fresno’s David Prickett and Bordenave.

Petrie held the lead the rest of the way over Prickett and Bordenave. Kyle Hawse of Las Vegas topped Moorpark’s Todd Hawse in a battle for fourth.

Western Midget Racing returns to action on Friday June 10 at Ocean Speedway and Saturday June 11 at Antioch Speedway.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

May 14, 2022 - Petaluma Speedway (Petaluma, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 35s Sage Bordenave; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 9 Blake Bower

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 11 Brody Petrie, 2. 22q David Prickett, 3. 35s Sage Bordenave, 4. 20 Kyle Hawse, 5. 31 Todd Hawse, 6. 96x Logan Mitchell, 7. 20w Nate Wait, 8. 3 Sparky Howard, 9. 9 Blake Bower, 10. 09 Bryant Bell, 11. 35 Steve Durant

 

 

MILLER CAPTURES WESTERMAN MEMORIAL SOUTHERN SPRINTS EVENT

May 14, 2022 – Auburndale, Florida – Daniel Miller captured Saturday night’s 2nd annual ‘Dave Westerman Memorial’ at Auburndale Speedway. It was Miller’s second Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series victory of the season.

When the green flag dropped, polesitter Tommy Nichols assumed the lead. A hard charging Davey Hamilton Jr., who started in the inside of row two, assumed the point from Nichols on lap four. Hamilton Jr. bean to build a slight lead and appeared as if might be the man to beat early in the race.

A lap eleven caution changed the complexion of the whole race. On the double-file restart, Sport Allen got alongside Hamilton Jr. entering turn one. Allen would hold his live on the high side as the duo raced down the backstretch. The two made contact and Hamilton Jr. went spinning towards the infield bringing out another caution. Hamilton would have to restart at the tail of the field.

On the double-file restart, Allen would become the new race leader, but it wouldn’t last long as Miller assumed the top spot one lap later on lap 12. Miller would hold off a hard charging Allen the remainder of the way for his second SSSS victory of the season and cushioned his series points lead in the process.
Following Miller were Allen, Brian Gingrass, Hamilton Jr., and Bruce Brantley rounding out the top five.

In victory lane Miller explained his unsuspecting pass for the lead on Allen. “I kind of got a bad restart to be honest” Miller explained. “I noticed there was nobody on the inside. Sport went into one and slid up. I was able to get underneath him and get the pass done. If he wouldn’t have slid up there, I probably wouldn’t have got the pass done”.

The Florida based series now enters its summer break and will not be in action until late August.

40-lap feature results

1. Daniel Miller (5)
2. Sport Allen (88a))
3. Brian Gingrass (10)
4. Davey Hamilton Jr. (14)
5. Bruce Brantley (25)
6. Gary Wiggins (44)
7. Albert Ferianc (83)
8. Tommy Nichols (55)
9. LJ Grimm (88)
10. Sonny Hartley (32)
11. Shane Butler (79)
12. Bo Hartley (3x)
13. Doug Elliott (7) DNS
14. Stephen Hollinger (22) DNS

 

 

Macedo avoids catastrophe to claim 2nd straight AFCS Fremont win; Valenti earns 305 victory; Babcock tames trucks

Saturday, May 14, 2022

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Cole Macedo averted catastrophe Saturday, May 14 at Fremont Speedway. The Lemoore, California driver thought his chance at a win was over when, during a red flag fuel stop, a hole was found in his tire. His Ray Brooks Racing Team went to work and plugged the tire and Macedo drove to his second straight win at “The Track That Action Built” on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night.

Macedo, who leads the points at Fremont Speedway in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints and the points at Attica Raceway Park, is looking to make it three crowns as he pads his lead in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group.

The win wasn’t easy as numerous race stoppages made for a marathon event. Macedo took the lead from Duane Zablocki with just 10 laps to go, utilizing a lapped car as a pick. A caution with five laps to go didn’t stop Macedo as he drove away for his sixth career Fremont victory worth $4,000.

“I was worried sitting over there while the crew worked on that tire. There was a lot of yelling… I was a little panicked but they did their job perfectly. This team is just hitting its stride. We’ve got great speed every night and that’s because of all the hard work of these guys in the shop. Thank you Ray Brooks for everything you do for us and to the CIC Club, Fremont Auto Parts, Gill Construction, CK Mechanical, ML Graphics, Grant Decker Construction, Linder’s Speed Equipment…Jim Linder has these shocks tuned in to perfection,” said Macedo. “I have a lot of confidence right now that we can compete with anyone.”

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti took the lead of the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main on lap three and drove to the victory. Valenti now has 69 career wins at the track and is closing in on all-time career feature win leader Art Ball who has 76 victories.

“We have worked hard to get this car better and it’s beginning to show. We’ve done some 360 racing and it has helped us in the 305 division,” said Valenti beside his A Plus Auto Center, S&S Hauling and Excavating, Concrete Material Supply, Kelly Property Inspections, Shumaker Enterprises, King’s Industrial Supply, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Kistler Racing Products, Real Geese Decoys backed machine.

Cygnet, Ohio’s Jeff Babcock took the lead from Valenti on lap three of the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature and pulled away to his second career win at Fremont.

“I’ve learned a lot racing with my dad for so long and we’ve made some adjustments to this truck and it’s working. When Shawn (Valenti) starts up front you really have to step up your driving. I drove that number 7B for a lot of years and to pass it was kind of surreal,” said Babcock beside his Chuck Roelle Racing #25.

In the 30-lap 410 sprint feature Harli White bolted into the early lead over Duane Zablocki, Macedo, Craig Mintz, John Ivy and DJ Foos. Following a spat of cautions, White slipped over the cushion in turns three and four on lap five, handing the lead to Zablocki over Macedo, Mintz and Foos. Heavy lapped traffic came into play on lap 11 and that allowed Mintz to drive into second. Foos’ run in the top five came to a halt when he tangled with a lapped car.

When the green reappeared Macedo drove around Mintz back into the runner-up spot behind Zablocki and began to close Meanwhile Mintz, Travis Philo and White battled for third. Zablocki was mired in traffic and on lap 20 Macedo pounced, driving into the lead. On lap 22 while battling for third, Philo and Mintz tangled. A red followed the caution and when the green flew Macedo pulled away from Zablocki, Philo, Mintz and White.

The final caution flew with five laps to go when Corbin Gurley and Tyler Gunn tangled while battling for sixth. Macedo pulled away the final five laps to take the win over Zablocki, Philo, Mintz and White.

Logan Riehl grabbed the early lead of the 25-lap 305 sprint A-main over Valenti, Jamie Miller, Brandon Riehl, Seth Schneider and Jimmy McGrath. Valenti drove into the lead on lap three and pulled away. A couple of cautions – one involving Miller and Schneider who were battling for third. When the green flew Valenti drove away from Riehl while a closing Bryan Sebetto, Brandon Moore and 18th place starter Creed Kemenah gave chase.

Valenti’s lead was 1.6 seconds on lap 15 when Sebetto took second from Riehl. Kemenah’s great run ended on lap 18 when he hit an infield tire and then the front stretch wall. Valenti pulled away when the green reappeared with Sebetto, a closing Brandon Moore, Dustin Stroup and Riehl in tow. Valenti easily drove to the win over Sebetto, Stroup, Moore and Matt Foos. Sebetto did not go to the scales and was scored with a 16th place finish.

Following a couple of cautions at the start of the 20 lap dirt truck feature, Valenti grabbed the early lead over Babcock, Keith Sorg, Dave Gumby Jr., and Jim Holcomb. Babcock drove into the lead on lap four and pulled away for the win over Valenti, Gumby, Sorg and Ben Clap.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, May 21 on Crown Battery night. It is an AFCS point night for the 410 and 305 sprints with the trucks also in action.

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Fremont Speedway

Saturday, May 14, 2022

410 Sprints - Fortball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.16-DJ Foos, 12.245; 2.18-Cole Macedo, 12.359; 3.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.460; 4.5T-Travis Philo, 12.466; 5.8M-TJ Michael, 12.506; 6.12G-Corbin Gurley, 12.510; 7.12-Kyle Capodice, 12.510; 8.23-Chris Andrews, 12.526; 9.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.560; 10.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.568; 11.09-Craig Mintz, 12.633; 12.11N-Harli White, 12.690; 13.49I-John Ivy, 12.745; 14.2L-Landon Lalonde, 12.747; 15.2+-Brian Smith, 12.775; 16.22-Dan McCarron, 12.875; 17.33W-Caleb Griffith, 12.919; 18.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 13.027; 19.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 13.142; 20.7N-Darin Naida, 13.143; 21.11G-Luke Griffith, 13.234; 22.20-Danial Burkhart, 13.284; 23.6J-Jonah Aumend, 13.723; 24.2-Joe Adorjan, 14.389; 25.4T-Josh Turner, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 2L-Landon Lalonde[1] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 5. 22-Dan McCarron[5] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 7. 7N-Darin Naida[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 4. 12G-Corbin Gurley[3] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[5]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 49I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 18-Cole Macedo[4] ; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 6J-Jonah Aumend[5] ; 6. 2-Joe Adorjan[6]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 11N-Harli White[2] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[1] ; 4. 23-Chris Andrews[3] ; 5. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[5] ; 6. 20-Danial Burkhart[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 18-Cole Macedo[4] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 5. 11N-Harli White[1] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[14] ; 8. 7N-Darin Naida[24] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 10. 2L-Landon Lalonde[13] ; 11. 11G-Luke Griffith[23] ; 12. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[18] ; 13. 12G-Corbin Gurley[16] ; 14. 2+-Brian Smith[20] ; 15. 33W-Caleb Griffith[11] ; 16. 22-Dan McCarron[19] ; 17. 2-Joe Adorjan[21] ; 18. 16-DJ Foos[5] ; 19. 49I-John Ivy[3] ; 20. 6J-Jonah Aumend[17] ; 21. 23-Chris Andrews[15] ; 22. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[12] ; 23. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 24. 20-Danial Burkhart[22]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1. 01-Bryan Sebetto, 13.341; 2.26-Jamie Miller, 13.353; 3.9R-Logan Riehl, 13.378; 4.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 13.411; 5.28-Shawn Valenti, 13.428; 6.X-Mike Keegan, 13.439; 7. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 13.443; 8.12F-Matt Foos, 13.516; 9.19R-Steve Rando, 13.519; 10.10X-Dustin Stroup, 13.529; 11.31-Paul Weaver, 13.545; 12.2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.555; 13.22-Dan McCarron, 13.598; 14.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 13.647; 15.5-Kody Brewer, 13.654; 16.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.655; 17.15k-Creed Kemenah, 13.690; 18.3V-Chris Verda, 13.734; 19.8-Bobby Clark, 13.738; 20.32-Bryce Lucius, 13.782; 21.3X-Brandon Riehl, 13.796; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 13.796; 23.36-Seth Schneider, 13.834; 24.11G-Luke Griffith, 13.855; 25.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 13.914; 26.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 13.920; 27.51-Garrett Craine, 14.208; 28.13S-Drew Siferd, 14.300; 29.63-Randy Ruble, 14.314; 30.51M-Haldon Miller, 14.376; 31.92-Kevin Hawk, 14.443; 32.78-Austin Black , 14.451; 33.97X-Rodney Hurst, 14.584; 34.10TS-Tyler Schiets, 14.975; 35.34-Jud Dickerson, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 28-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 3. 12F-Matt Foos[2] ; 4. 9R-Logan Riehl[4] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[5] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 7. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 5-Kody Brewer[2] ; 3. 31-Paul Weaver[3] ; 4. 13S-Drew Siferd[5] ; 5. 63-Randy Ruble[6] ; 6. 51-Garrett Craine[1] ; 7. 51M-Haldon Miller[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 2. 3X-Brandon Riehl[1] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 5. 78-Austin Black [5] ; 6. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[7] ; 7. 97X-Rodney Hurst[6]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[2] ; 3. 01-Bryan Sebetto[4] ; 4. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[3] ; 5. 15k-Creed Kemenah[6] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[5] ; 7. 32-Bryce Lucius[7] ; 8. 34-Jud Dickerson[8]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 3V-Chris Verda[1] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 3. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 4. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7] ; 5. 78-Austin Black [2] ; 6. 97X-Rodney Hurst[6] ; 7. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[4]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 15k-Creed Kemenah[2] ; 2. 32-Bryce Lucius[5] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[4] ; 4. 63-Randy Ruble[1] ; 5. 51-Garrett Craine[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 28-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 4. 12F-Matt Foos[11] ; 5. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[16] ; 6. 31-Paul Weaver[12] ; 7. 9R-Logan Riehl[1] ; 8. 3V-Chris Verda[17] ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[22] ; 10. 19R-Steve Rando[13] ; 11. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 12. X-Mike Keegan[15] ; 13. 32-Bryce Lucius[20] ; 14. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[21] ; 15. 5-Kody Brewer[10] ; 16. 01-Bryan Sebetto[9] ; 17. 15k-Creed Kemenah[18] ; 18. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 19. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 20. 8-Bobby Clark[19] ; 21. 3X-Brandon Riehl[4]

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Qualifying

1.25-Jeff Babcock, 16.994; 2.4M-Jamie Miller, 17.221; 3.7X-Dana Frey, 17.241; 4.P51-Dave Gumby, 17.573; 5.8KB-Kent Brewer, 17.716; 6.32H-Dan Hennig, 17.743; 7.36M-Cory McCaughey, 17.935; 8.11H-Jim Holcomb, 17.947; 9.8-RJ Cornett, 18.116; 10.17X-Dustin Keegan, 18.168; 11.101-Chester Fitch III, 18.185; 12.4s-Keith Sorg, 18.283; 13.0-Jody Keegan, 18.372; 14.5s-Bradley Stuckey, 18.384; 15.7B-Shawn Valenti, 18.453; 16.23m-Brad Mitten, 18.529; 17.67-Ben Clapp, 18.537; 18.8S-Brandon Stuckey, 18.575; 19.28-Cody Laird, 18.640; 20.16-Steve Sabo, 18.653; 21.7H-JT Horn, 18.743; 22.3-Devan McEwan, 18.768; 23.83-Butch Latte, 18.819; 24.9-Curt Inks, 18.847; 25.19-Tony Burns, 19.112; 26.2-Jackson Sebetto, 19.356; 27.57MS-Mason Stull, 25.395; 28.51-David Bankey, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 2. 16-Steve Sabo[5] ; 3. 83-Butch Latte[6] ; 4. 2-Jackson Sebetto[7] ; 5. 28-Cody Laird[1] ; 6. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 7. 4M-Jamie Miller[4]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 25-Jeff Babcock[4] ; 2. P51-Dave Gumby[3] ; 3. 32H-Dan Hennig[2] ; 4. 67-Ben Clapp[6] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[7] ; 6. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[5] ; 7. 101-Chester Fitch III[1]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 11H-Jim Holcomb[3] ; 3. 17X-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 4. 23m-Brad Mitten[5] ; 5. 7H-JT Horn[6] ; 6. 3-Devan McEwan[7] ; 7. 7X-Dana Frey[4]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 8-RJ Cornett[3] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[4] ; 3. 0-Jody Keegan[2] ; 4. 19-Tony Burns[5] ; 5. 51-David Bankey[7] ; 6. 57MS-Mason Stull[6] ; 7. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[1]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 2. 9-Curt Inks[2] ; 3. 28-Cody Laird[1] ; 4. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 5. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[12] ; 6. 7H-JT Horn[3] ; 7. 3-Devan McEwan[7] ; 8. 101-Chester Fitch III[10]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)

1. 25-Jeff Babcock[4] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 3. P51-Dave Gumby[8] ; 4. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 5. 67-Ben Clapp[14] ; 6. 8KB-Kent Brewer[17] ; 7. 4M-Jamie Miller[20] ; 8. 8-RJ Cornett[9] ; 9. 36M-Cory McCaughey[7] ; 10. 16-Steve Sabo[5] ; 11. 17X-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 12. 28-Cody Laird[19] ; 13. 11H-Jim Holcomb[10] ; 14. 23m-Brad Mitten[15] ; 15. 9-Curt Inks[18] ; 16. 2-Jackson Sebetto[13] ; 17. 19-Tony Burns[16] ; 18. 32H-Dan Hennig[6] ; 19. 0-Jody Keegan[12] ; 20. 83-Butch Latte[11]

 

 

Cannon McIntosh Secures POWRi National & West Midget League Victory at Lucas Oil
Belleville, IL. (5/14/22) Cannon McIntosh would master the diamond of dirt tracks dramatically to earn his seventh career Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League presented by Realty Connect feature victory in an intense twenty-five-lap thriller of the 11th Annual Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown.

Early Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competition of the twenty-two entries would find Jade Avedisian clock the quickest hot-lap time with a 15.684-second lap. Bryant Wiedeman, Cannon McIntosh, and Jace Park would all notch heat racing victories with McIntosh earning the high-point qualifier award after racing from starting sixth to finishing first to earn the feature’s first starting spot.

Launching the field on the initial green flag launch would find Cannon McIntosh and Bryant Wiedeman battle closely into the first pair of corners with Wiedeman riding the outside momentum to the front of the field to lead the initial lap with Jace Park, Chance Crum, and Ryan Timms closely behind.

Battling up-front would see Jace Park take the lead away from Wiedeman only to then have Chance Crum grab the preferred spot in a flurry of fast-paced green flag laps as the pole-sitting McIntosh would fade to outside the top-five early.

Cruising to a comfortable lead by the mid-way point of the feature, Chance Crum would see the advantage evaporate due to caution flags and a quick-gaining McIntosh to set the stage for an outside shootout to the final checkers.

Finding a diamond-formation-run to gain speed on the exit of the corners, Cannon McIntosh was able to get around the very speedy Crum to earn the feature victory with Chance Crum placing a very impressive runner-up after the hard-fought multiple-lap battle.

“I knew we would be better in the end; I’ll admit that I messed up the start a lot, but I was able to claw back late to gain momentum off the top, said Cannon McIntosh in Lucas Oil Speedway Victory Lane. Adding “This is a strong core team; we’ve been so close this year and to be able to get it done finally at this track means so much to this team.”

Hard-charging to challenge at the front of the field would find Alex Sewell placing third as Jace Park raced his way into the fourth finishing position with Brenham Crouch rounding out the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League top-five in the intense feature finale.

POWRi National & West Midget League | Lucas Oil Speedway | 5/14/22:
Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 84 – Jade Avedisian (15.684)
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1 Winner: 01 – Bryant Wiedeman
Auto Meter Heat Race 2 Winner: 08 – Cannon McIntosh
Schure Built Suspension Heat Race 3 Winner: 87 – Jace Park
MVT Services High Point Qualifier: 08 – Cannon McIntosh
Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 17 – Alex Sewell (+6)
Lucas Oil | Realty Connect Feature Winner: 08 – Cannon McIntosh

Lucas Oil/Realty Connect A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh[1]; 2. 26-Chance Crum[5]; 3. 17-Alex Sewell[9]; 4. 87-Jace Park[4]; 5. 97-Brenham Crouch[8]; 6. 97K-Ryan Timms[7]; 7. 84-Jade Avedisian[10]; 8. 40-Chase McDermand[11]; 9. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[2]; 10. 51B-Joe B Miller[3]; 11. 61-Jacob Denney[14]; 12. 83-Dominic Gorden[13]; 13. 21-Emilio Hoover[18]; 14. 71E-Mariah Ede[6]; 15. 7-Shannon McQueen[12]; 16. 71M-Gavin Miller[16]; 17. 15-Branigan Roark[20]; 18. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[17]; 19. 33GC-George Campbell Jr[15]; 20. 89-Todd McVay[21]; 21. 17B-Austin Barnhill[19]; 22. 52J-Corey Joyner[22].

Advanced Racing Suspension Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[5]; 2. 17-Alex Sewell[2]; 3. 26-Chance Crum[7]; 4. 84-Jade Avedisian[6]; 5. 40-Chase McDermand[8]; 6. 71M-Gavin Miller[4]; 7. 15-Branigan Roark[3]; 8. (DNS) 52J-Corey Joyner.

Auto Meter Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh[6]; 2. 51B-Joe B Miller[7]; 3. 97-Brenham Crouch[5]; 4. 83-Dominic Gorden[4]; 5. 33GC-George Campbell Jr[2]; 6. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[3]; 7. 89-Todd McVay[1].

Schure Built Suspension Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Jace Park[3]; 2. 71E-Mariah Ede[4]; 3. 97K-Ryan Timms[6]; 4. 61-Jacob Denney[2]; 5. 7-Shannon McQueen[7]; 6. 21-Emilio Hoover[1]; 7. 17B-Austin Barnhill[5].

The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Leagues presented by Realty Connect will next witness open-wheel action the weekend of May 27-28 at Lake Ozark Speedway for the Sprint & Midget Nationals, both nights with the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League also on the racing agenda.

The Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Leagues presented by Realty Connect will next find action at Port City Raceway on Saturday, May 21 for a stand-alone league event.

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Riley Kreisel Victorious at Lucas Oil Speedway with POWRi WAR Sprint League

Belleville, IL. (5/14/22) Riley Kreisel would make a resounding statement of speed at Lucas Oil Speedway by claiming the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League feature event in the 11th Annual Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown.

Flying onto the smooth track with a 15.964-second-lap would find Kory Schudy earning the top-hot-lap-time as Zach Daum and Jack Wagner each would earn their heat race victory.

Launching to the initial green flag start would see high point qualifier and pole starting Kory Schudy battle outside front-row companion Casey Shuman into the first pair of corners as fourth-starting Riley Kreisel quickly gained on the lead.

Sticking true to flying around the high side of Lucas Oil Speedway, Riley Kreisel would not move away from the outer line of speed and into the front of the pack of POWRi WAR drivers. Jack Wagner would follow Riley past the other drivers with Casey Shuman, Zach Daum, and Zach Clark all inside the top five running order.

Holding steady while battling lap traffic, Kreisel would fend off the late-race charge of Jack Wagner to earn his first victory of 2022 and eleventh career POWRi WAR feature win. “This place has been on my bucket list to win; you can’t get much closer to a home track than here and this means so much said a victorious Riley Kreisel. Noting, “This thing is a powerhouse for an engine, and we got to use all of it tonight; I can’t thank my dad and uncle enough for everything.”

Closing quickly in the final laps, Jack Wagner would place a very close runner-up with Casey Shuman staying in the hunt for the front all feature placing third. In just his second non-wing sprint event Steven Russell would race from starting eighth to finishing fourth as pole-sitter Kory Schudy rounded out the top-five finishers at Lucas Oil Speedway for the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League.

Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 28 – Kory Schudy (15.954) Advanced Racing Suspension Heat Race Winner: 31 – Zach Daum Auto Meter Heat Race 2 Winner: 77 – Jack Wagner MVT Services High Point Qualifier: 28 – Kory Schudy Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 33 – Bryson Smith (+5) Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 91 – Riley Kreisel

Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 91-Riley Kreisel[4]; 2. 77-Jack Wagner[6]; 3. 77K-Casey Shuman[2]; 4. 1JR-Steven Russell[8]; 5. 28-Kory Schudy[1]; 6. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[7]; 7. 26-Zach Clark[3]; 8. 33-Bryson Smith[13]; 9. 16-Anthony Nicholson[11]; 10. 8D-Terry Babb[9]; 11. 31-Zach Daum[5]; 12. 73-Samuel Wagner[15]; 13. 2-Jason Billups[10]; 14. 88G-Garrett Hulsey[16]; 15. 27-Justin Johnson[17]; 16. 41-Brad Wyatt[12]; 17. 52B-Blake Bowers[14]; 18. 52-Dean Bowers[18].

Advanced Racing Suspension Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 31-Zach Daum[1]; 2. 77K-Casey Shuman[6]; 3. 1JR-Steven Russell[3]; 4. 26-Zach Clark[9]; 5. 8D-Terry Babb[7]; 6. 2-Jason Billups[8]; 7. 33-Bryson Smith[5]; 8. 88G-Garrett Hulsey[4]; 9. 52-Dean Bowers[2].

Auto Meter Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Jack Wagner[1]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy[9]; 3. 91-Riley Kreisel[6]; 4. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[7]; 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson[4]; 6. 41-Brad Wyatt[2]; 7. 52B-Blake Bowers[3]; 8. 73-Samuel Wagner[5]; 9. 27-Justin Johnson[8].

Next up for the Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League will be the two-day Sprint & Midget Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway on May 27-28 including an all open-wheel agenda of racing.

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Kreisel, McIntosh, Bergman prevail at Lucas Oil Speedway's 11th annual Impact Signs Awnings Wraps Open Wheel Showdown


WHEATLAND, MO. (May 14, 2022) - At last, Riley Kreisel was able to celebrate winning a sprint-car feature at Lucas Oil Speedway, a place he’s always wanted dearly to take home a feature triumph.

Kreisel took command early in the 25-lap POWRi WAR Sprint main event and held off a late charge from Jack Wagner to claim the win at the 11th annual Impact Signs Awnings Wraps Open Wheel Showdown.

Other feature winners on Saturday night were Cannon McIntosh (Lucas Oil POWRI National Midget League) and Seth Bergman Lucas Oil ASCS Sooner/Warrior Region Sprints.

It was Kreisel’s first series win since 2020 and the 11th of his career. None have been at Lucas Oil Speedway and none have been sweeter for the 22-year-old. He had a good amount of fans on hand with his hometown less than an hour from Wheatland.

“This place has been on my bucket list to win since I started running sprint cars," Kreisel said. "We came really close the first year I came here. It's been harder and harder every time. So, this is really meaningful.

"I couldn't get much closer to home. All my sponsors are local and we work really hard to field a really fast race car. This is huge, more just for everybody involved. It’s just a blessing to finally get one here.”

Kreisel made a move down the back straightaway to slip past early leader Kory Schudy for the lead on lap three. Three laps later, Wagner made his way into the runner-up position.

Kreisel and Wagner ran 1-2 until Zach Daum took over second on lap 15, trailing Kreisel by 2.5 seconds. The caution waved on lap 16 as Brad Wyatt spun to a stop in turn two.

Wagner moved back into second as action resumed, but Kreisel was able to open about a 10-car-length lead by lap 20 and he continued to check out from there until Wagner made a big run over the last two laps. As the two leaders darted through lapped traffic, Kreisel prevailed by .27 seconds.

“That was a fun time. Trying to run down Riley is hard anywhere, especially here,” Wagner said, congratulating Kreisel on the long-sought win.

Casey Shuman finished third, Steven Russell was fourth and Schudy came home in fifth.

McIntosh takes POWRi National Midget League win: Cannon McIntosh made the winning pass with three laps remaining and then held off Chance Crum for the POWRi National Midget League feature win, the seventh of his career.

McIntosh, from Bixby, Oklahoma, had to work doubly hard for the victory. He made one pass for the lead that was wiped out as a caution flag appeared before the lap could be completed.

No matter. He did it again, one the same part of the track, three laps after the restart.

“I definitely knew we were better at the end. I just needed to be able to pull it off,” McIntosh said. “It hurt us when we got the lead and went back to second there.

“I was trying to get momentum going there on the top. It just wasn’t enough to got and get the leader. He was pretty good on the bottom. I just tried something and opened my entry up and cut it down. I’m just super happy. We’ve been close so many times this year.”

Crum held a 1.8-second lead over McIntosh when Bryant Wiedeman slowed in turn one on lap 13 with an apparent flat and Austin Barnhill flipped his car in turn four to bring out a caution.

Wiedeman, the reigning series champ, started on the front row and led the first lap. But he would fade until rolling to the stop, leading to a tire change. He ultimately finished ninth.

Jace Park took over the lead on lap two, but didn’t keep it for long. Crum slid past him coming out of turn four on lap five and gradually built his lead until the action came to a stop on lap 13. McIntosh was running second with Alex Sewell third and Park in fourth.

Crum continued to lead after the restart, but McIntosh closed in and made a passing out of turn two on lap 20 - but a caution waved before the lap was completed and the running order reverted back to the previous lap.

That left Crum in front for a six-lap shootout. McIntosh again fought his way past for the lead, on lap 22, once again exiting turn two.

McIntosh held on from there to prevail by .723 seconds. Sewell finished third with Park fourth and Brenham Couch in fifth.

ASCS Winged Sprint win to Bergman: Seth Bergman of Snohomish, Washington, led all 25 laps and worked his way masterfully through slower traffic when needed to earn the ASCS Sooner/Warrior Sprint feature win.

Bergman picked up his second feature win of the ASCS season, outlasting Blake Hahn down the stretch.

Bergman started inside of row two, but after the start was waved off Bergman moved to the pole with pole-sitter Miles Paulus penalized one row. Bergman made the most of the extra-prime position.

“Things just worked out there," Bergman said. "It put us on the front row and I knew from there things changed a little bit. I had command of the field at that point and just tried to do my best.

"I gave a race away not long ago, a national race at Little Rock, when I ran into a lapped car so that was on my mind when I was leading this one.

"I moved around, stayed on the top of the race track and came home on the top step. I could not be more proud of this race team. We've been fast enough every time we hit the track to win a race. It doesn't always work out, but I'm super happy tonight it worked out."

Bergman vaulted to the lead at the start and never looked back. He held a 2.5-second command by lap five, but as he and Blake Hahn encountered lapped traffic the runner-up closed the margin to under a half-second by lap 12.

But Bergman was able to use that same traffic to his advantage, putting a couple of slower cars between he and Hahn to push the lead back to more than two seconds by lap 15.

Hahn came charging late, cutting the margin to three-tenths of a second with two laps remaining. Bergman again pulled away when the pressure mounted, winning by 1.7 seconds over Hahn at the checkers.

"Seth was fast tonight. I could kind of reel him in in lapped traffic and that was about the only chance we had tonight," Hahn said.

Paulus finished third with Matt Covington fourth and Sean McClelland fifth.

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY UNOFFICiAL RESULTS (May 14, 2022)
11th annual Impact Signs Awnings Open Wheel Showdown
ASCS Sooner and Warrior Sprints
A Feature - 1. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 3. 98P-Miles Paulus[1]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 5. 87-Sean McClelland[14]; 6. 55B-Brandon Anderson[11]; 7. 24-Garet Williamson[9]; 8. 51B-Joe B Miller[6]; 9. 12-Jeffrey Newell[8]; 10. 10-Landon Britt[5]; 11. 21-Gunner Ramey[7]; 12. 14E-Kyle Bellm[15]; 13. 5D-Zach Daum[16]; 14. 8-Alex Sewell[18]; 15. 50Z-Zach Chappell[13]; 16. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[19]; 17. 4-Evan Martin[20]; 18. 11-Austin O'Neal[17]; 19. 2-Chase Porter[10]; 20. 77-Jack Wagner[12]
B Feature - 1. 14E-Kyle Bellm[4]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 3. 11-Austin O'Neal[1]; 4. 8-Alex Sewell[6]; 5. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[3]; 6. 4-Evan Martin[7]; 7. 26M-Fred Mattox[9]; 8. 40S-Shain Kaiser[10]; 9. 22M-Rees Moran[17]; 10. 0-Jake Griffin[14]; 11. 9C-Tony Crank[8]; 12. 9M-Jarman Dalitz[18]; 13. 91-Justin Fine[16]; 14. 97-Scotty Milan[2]; 15. 86-Timothy Smith[12]; 16. 9$-Kyle Clark[11]; 17. 73-Samuel Wagner[13]; 18. 10P-Dylan Postier[15]
Heat 1 - 1. 10-Landon Britt[1]; 2. 21-Gunner Ramey[4]; 3. 87-Sean McClelland[3]; 4. 11-Austin O'Neal[5]; 5. 4-Evan Martin[2]; 6. 9C-Tony Crank[6]; 7. 9$-Kyle Clark[7]; 8. 10P-Dylan Postier[8]
Heat 2 - 1. 52-Blake Hahn[2]; 2. 24-Garet Williamson[1]; 3. 51B-Joe B Miller[6]; 4. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[4]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell[3]; 6. 14E-Kyle Bellm[8]; 7. 86-Timothy Smith[7]; 8. 22M-Rees Moran[5]
Heat 3 - 1. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 2. 2-Chase Porter[1]; 3. 55B-Brandon Anderson[4]; 4. 12-Jeffrey Newell[7]; 5. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 6. 26M-Fred Mattox[6]; 7. 40S-Shain Kaiser[8]; 8. 9M-Jarman Dalitz[2]
Heat 4 - 1. 98P-Miles Paulus[2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[5]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner[4]; 4. 50Z-Zach Chappell[6]; 5. 97-Scotty Milan[7]; 6. 73-Samuel Wagner[1]; 7. 0-Jake Griffin[3]; 8. 91-Justin Fine[8]

POWRi National Midget League
A Feature - 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh[1]; 2. 26-Chance Crum[5]; 3. 17-Alex Sewell[9]; 4. 87-Jace Park[4]; 5. 97-Brenham Crouch[8]; 6. 97K-Ryan Timms[7]; 7. 84-Jade Avedisian[10]; 8. 40-Chase McDermand[11]; 9. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[2]; 10. 51B-Joe B Miller[3]; 11. 61-Jacob Denney[14]; 12. 83-Dominic Gorden[13]; 13. 21-Emilio Hoover[18]; 14. 71E-Mariah Ede[6]; 15. 7-Shannon McQueen[12]; 16. 71M-Gavin Miller[16]; 17. 15-Branigan Roark[20]; 18. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[17]; 19. 33GC-George Campbell Jr[15]; 20. 89-Todd McVay[21]; 21. 17B-Austin Barnhill[19]; 22. 52J-Corey Joyner[22]
Heat 1 - 1. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[5]; 2. 17-Alex Sewell[2]; 3. 26-Chance Crum[7]; 4. 84-Jade Avedisian[6]; 5. 40-Chase McDermand[8]; 6. 71M-Gavin Miller[4]; 7. 15-Branigan Roark[3]; 8. (DNS) 52J-Corey Joyner
Heat 2 - 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh[6]; 2. 51B-Joe B Miller[7]; 3. 97-Brenham Crouch[5]; 4. 83-Dominic Gorden[4]; 5. 33GC-George Campbell Jr[2]; 6. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[3]; 7. 89-Todd McVay[1]
Heat 3 - 1. 87-Jace Park[3]; 2. 71E-Mariah Ede[4]; 3. 97K-Ryan Timms[6]; 4. 61-Jacob Denney[2]; 5. 7-Shannon McQueen[7]; 6. 21-Emilio Hoover[1]; 7. 17B-Austin Barnhill[5]

POWRi WAR Sprints
A Feature - 1. 91-Riley Kreisel[4]; 2. 77-Jack Wagner[6]; 3. 77K-Casey Shuman[2]; 4. 1JR-Steven Russell[8]; 5. 28-Kory Schudy[1]; 6. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[7]; 7. 26-Zach Clark[3]; 8. 33-Bryson Smith[13]; 9. 16-Anthony Nicholson[11]; 10. 8D-Terry Babb[9]; 11. 31-Zach Daum[5]; 12. 73-Samuel Wagner[15]; 13. 2-Jason Billups[10]; 14. 88G-Garrett Hulsey[16]; 15. 27-Justin Johnson[17]; 16. 41-Brad Wyatt[12]; 17. 52B-Blake Bowers[14]; 18. 52-Dean Bowers[18]
Heat 1 - 1. 31-Zach Daum[1]; 2. 77K-Casey Shuman[6]; 3. 1JR-Steven Russell[3]; 4. 26-Zach Clark[9]; 5. 8D-Terry Babb[7]; 6. 2-Jason Billups[8]; 7. 33-Bryson Smith[5]; 8. 88G-Garrett Hulsey[4]; 9. 52-Dean Bowers[2]
Heat 2 - 1. 77-Jack Wagner[1]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy[9]; 3. 91-Riley Kreisel[6]; 4. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[7]; 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson[4]; 6. 41-Brad Wyatt[2]; 7. 52B-Blake Bowers[3]; 8. 73-Samuel Wagner[5]; 9. 27-Justin Johnson[8]

 

 

Kissinger Achieves Goal with First Win at Clinton County Speedway

Mill Hall, PA – Ryan Kissinger of Bloomsburg parked his #66 RaceSaver Sprint Car in victory lane at the Clinton County Speedway on Friday night. It was his first career win at the 3/8th mile oval. “I started working on sprint cars here at Clinton County and it was always a goal to race and win at this track,” said Kissinger in Victory Lane. Robert Tressler of Lock Haven won the Pro Stocks, Brayden Spencer of Berwick won the 270 Micro Sprints, Trevor Teats won the 600 Micro Sprints and Dylan Craft of Muncy Valley won the Four Cylinder division.

Kissinger and Kruz Kepner started on the front row of the Sprint Car main event. The duo raced wheel to wheel for several laps with Kissinger edging out Kepner at the start-finish line. The furious pace of the leaders was slowed on lap number six with a caution for Garret Bard who had just advanced into the top five.

The restart had Kissinger leading Kepner, Ryan Lynn, Jarrett Cavalet and Josh Beamer. Again, Kissinger and Kepner were in a fierce battle for the lead. On lap number eight, Kepner tried to slide past Kissinger but instead drifted high exiting turn two allowing Lynn and Cavalet to get by him.

The caution came out for a two-car accident on lap number 15 involving Austin Greenland and Reed Thompson. The restart found Kissinger leading, Lynn, Cavalet, Beamer and Kepner. Kissinger was fast using the high side around the speedway. Lynn kept pace with the leader as they entered into lapped traffic. With two laps remaining, the red flag came out when Mike Allman’s car flipped on the back stretch. Allman was okay. Kissinger again executed a flawless restart for the two-lap run to the checkers dash. As he exited turn number four the caution came out again for a spin, creating a one lap dash to the finish. Kissinger led the final lap to claim his first win of the season. Lynn finished second, Cavalet was third, Beamer was fourth and Daryl Stimeling took the fifth spot on the last lap. Sixth through tenth were Kepner, Dakota Schweikart, Dale Schweikart, Scott Lutz and John Smith. Qualification races for the 29 sprint cars included Kepner, Kissinger, and Beamer with Reed Thompson winning the B-Main.

Todd Geyer and Gary Mellot led the field of Pro Stocks to the green flap, by the completion of lap number one, Robert Tressler was out in front. Defending track champion, Brandon Moser quickly advanced from the seventh spot to move into second place. On several occasions Moser would try to dive under Tressler, but Tressler kept his momentum by utilizing the outside groove. Tommy Dawson moved into the third position, while Geyer and Chris Long battled for fourth and fifth. The leaders began to encounter lapped traffic with fourth laps remaining. In the closing laps, Moser continued to pressure Tressler, but couldn’t find enough speed to make the pass. The event went non-stop with Tressler securing the win over Moser, Dawson, Long, and Geyer. Sixth through tenth were Noah Jensen, AJ Hoffman, Gary Mellott, Brett Gordner, and Noah Kissinger. Heat races were won by Moser and Tressler

In the 270 Micro Sprint feature, several cars tangled on the opening lap with one car rolling over, to bring out the red flap. With a complete restart, Brayden Spencer quickly moved to the front of the field passing Jeffrey Weaver going down the back stretch. Once out in front, Spencer was able to open up a sizable lead over Weaver as the race went non-stop. Ninth place starter Cody Seigel advanced into third followed by Shawn Musser and Timmy Bittner. By lap number nine, Spencer began to encounter lapped traffic which allowed Weaver to close in slightly. But Spencer maintained his lead, winning by .429 seconds over Weaver, Seigel, Bittner and Musser. Sixth through tenth were Michael Petock, Cory Stabley, Bobby Sanso, Hunter Zimmerman and Matt Dixon. Heat races were won by Stabley and Weaver

Mason Peters and Jeffrey Weaver were the front row starters for the 600 Micro Sprint A-Main. Weaver led the first two circuits before fourth place starter Trevor Teats powered into the lead. The race went non-stop for all 15 laps. Once in front Teats was being chased by Weaver and Timmy Bittner. Cody Hauck and Mikey Smith battled for the fifth spot. Teats continued to click through the laps to earn his first feature win of the year. Weaver maintained second followed by Bittern, Smith and Hauck. Sixth through tenth were Dreck Swartz, Mason Peters, Sierra Hauck, Tristan Hoffman, and Dexter Strawser. Heat races were won by Smith and Cody Hauck.

Paul Young and Coty Maines led the field of four-cylinders to the start. Fourth place starter Hunter Flook claimed the lead by the completion of the first circuit. Flook, Maines, and Dylan Craft began to encounter lapped traffic by lap number five. On lap number six, Nick Snook crashed hard into the turn one fence. The driver was uninjured. Flook would lead the next several laps with Craft and Maines right on this bumper. Feeling the pressure, Flook tried to pass a lapped car but the two collied exiting turn two. The damage forced Flook to stop on the track with a bent right front rim. Craft inherited the lead with two laps remain with Maines and Shawn Wise now in contention. Craft led the final laps picking up the win over Maines, Wise, Scott Englert and Andrew Ricketts. Sixth through tenth were Joey Snook, Donald Wynn, Cody Beaver, Tim Muthler and Chole Smith. Heat races were won by Maines, Flook and Young. The consolation race was won by Matt Weaver.

The Clinton County Speedway will feature the Limited Late Models, this coming Friday Night, May 20thpresented by the Clinton County Economic Partnership and Tourism Agency. Also on the card will be the Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, the 4 Cylinders and the Eastern Motorsports Museum’s Vintage race cars. Gates will open at 5PM and Racing begins at 7PM. For the latest speedway information, visit www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or follow us on our social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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SPRINT CARS: 1. Ryan Kissinger 2. Ryan Lynn 3. Jarrett Cavalet 4. Josh Beamer 5. Daryl Stimeling 6. Kruz Kepner 7. Dakota Schweikart 8. Dale Schweikart 9. Scott Lutz 10. Johnny Smith 11. Ken Duke Jr. 12. Tylor Cochran 13. Dustin Prettyleaf 14. Owen Dimm 15. Jeffrey Weaver 16. Erick Knopp 17. Timmy Bittner 18. Mike Alleman 19. Matt Tebbs 20. Corey Brungard 21. Reed Thompson 22. Austin Greenland 23. Kyle Colwell 24. Garret Bard DNS: Wyatt Walizer, Levi Brungard, Mariah Romig, Kyle Knopp, Nathan Pierce

PRO STOCKS: 1. Robert Tressler 2. Brandon Moser 3. Tommy Dawson 4. Cory Long 5. Todd Geyer 6. Noah Jensen 7. AJ Hoffman 8. Gary Mellott 9. Brett Gordner 10. Nah Kissinger 11. Jason Butler 12. Rich Fye 13. Kris Orwig 14. Mike Wright DNS Johnny Bouse

270 MICRO SPRINTS: 1. Brayden Spencer 2. Jeffrey Weaver 3. Cody Seigel 4. Timmy Bittner 5. Shawn Musser 6. Michael Petock 7. Cory Stabley 8. Bobby Sanso 9. Hunter Zimmerman 10 Matt Dixon 11. Larry Dickey 12. Lee Dougherty 13. Steve Fernburg Jr. 14. Tyler Clowes 15. Logan Hammaker 16. Mitchell Holden 17 Evan Dickey 18. Zach Glass DNS Mac Wert, Mathew Dixson

600 MICRO SPRINTS: 1. Trevor Teats 2. Jeffrey Weaver 3. Timmy Bittner 4. Mikey Smith 5. Cody Hauck 6. Derek Swartz 7. Mason Peters 8. Sierra Hauck 9. Tristian Huffman 10. Dexter Strawser 11. Mitchell Holden 12. Mike Swisher

FOUR CYLINDERS: 1. Dylan Craft 2. Coty Maines 3. Shawn Wise 4. Scott Englert 5. Andrew Rickets 6. Joey Snook 7. Donald Wynn 8. Cody Beaver 9 Tim Muthler 10. Chole Smith 11. Adam Harris 12. Zak Kline 13. Dylan Hoover 14. Zach Rill 15. Terry Karichner 16 Michael Barrett 17. Brooke Potter 18. Toby Maines 19. Hunter Flook 20 Anthony Potter 21. Matt Weaver 22. Nick Snook 23. Keith Haagen 24. Paul Young DNS: Tim Teneyck, Jacob Rodola, Damian Hand, Robert Dorman, Brian Haagen, Hannah Johnson.

 

 

Shane Golobic races to 9th career SCCT victory on opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA…Fremont’s Shane Golobic withstood the pressure of Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi at various times in the feature to tally his all-time leading ninth Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards victory on Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway.

The triumph for Golobic occurred on opening night of the annual “Peter Murphy Classic” and came at the helm of the Matt Wood Racing/ Elk Grove Ford/ NOS Energy Drink No. 17w Sprinter. For his efforts the 30-year-old walked away with $3,500 thanks to the Shop Kyle Larson Bonus, along with extra money from Hot Dogs on the Run.

“It feels good to get another win here at Thunderbowl Raceway,” Golobic said on the victory podium. “We let one get away in the NARC feature when we caught traffic at a bad time, so we will take this one with SCCT and celebrate a little, before getting back at it tomorrow in Hanford. I want to thank Matt Wood and everyone that supports our race team.”

Golobic immediately shot to the lead, but behind him it was hot and heavy with Colby Copeland, Dominic Scelzi, Justin Sanders and Tony Gomes going at it for second. Things came to a halt on lap nine however, when Chase Majdic hopped a right rear and went for a nasty ride in turn two, which also collected a few other competitors. Luckily everyone emerged from the incident okay. During the red flag second running Copeland also exited back to the pit area.

A long green flag run was then seen with Golobic continuing to set the pace out front, as Scelzi jumped into second, before closing in on the MWR 17w mount. With seven circuits remaining Scelzi pulled even with the leader off turn four, but Golobic was able to fend him off, just prior to the caution waving for a spun car in turn two.

The remaining laps saw Golobic hit his marks to cross under the Ed Entz checkered flag for the win over Scelzi, Sanders, Pit Stop USA Hard Charger DJ Netto and Roseville’s Sean Becker. It was a strong run for Becker, who made his first start in the Bjork Construction No. 7b machine. Rounding out the top-10 were Tony Gomes, Chase Johnson, Joey Ancona, rookie driver Caeden Steele and Kaleb Montgomery.

Tiner-Hirst Ent. heat race one was captured by Tony Gomes, with BR Motorsports heat two won by Dominic Scelzi, King Racing Products heat three went to Justin Sanders and A.R.T. Speed Equipment heat four was claimed by Kyle Hirst. The B-main went to Ryan Robinson, while the High Sierra Industries Dash was pocketed by Shane Golobic.

Auburn’s Andy Forsberg earned the Bianchi Farms Fast Time Award by outpacing the 37-car field in qualifying with a lap of 13.948. He also took home an extra $300 from Norm Martin Motorsports. The Quick Time Mortgage first non-transfer award went to Shane Hopkins, with the D&D Roofing final finisher in the semi being Alex Pettas.

The annual Peter Murphy Classic finishes up tonight at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford.

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Peter Murphy Classic Friday night results- Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Thunderbowl Raceway

A-main: 1. 17W-Shane Golobic[1]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi[2]; 3. 4SA-Justin Sanders[5]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto[15]; 5. 7B-Sean Becker[6]; 6. 75-Tony Gomes[4]; 7. 28-Chase Johnson[9]; 8. 88A-Joey Ancona[12]; 9. 121-Caeden Steele[18]; 10. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[10]; 11. 94TH-Kyle Hirst[8]; 12. 19-Colby Thornhill[22]; 13. 98-Michael Pombo[13]; 14. 92-Andy Forsberg[7]; 15. 21X-Gauge Garcia[23]; 16. 94-Greg Decaires V[17]; 17. 34-Landon Brooks[11]; 18. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[19]; 19. 2K-JJ Ringo[24]; 20. 10F-Jared Faria[20]; 21. 5V-Colby Copeland[3]; 22. 35M-Chase Majdic[14]; 23. 14W-Ryan Robinson[21]; 24. 4-Jodie Robinson[16]

B Feature 1 15 Laps

1. 14W-Ryan Robinson[1]; 2. 19-Colby Thornhill[11]; 3. 21X-Gauge Garcia[7]; 4. 2K-JJ Ringo[2]; 5. 21-Shane Hopkins[6]; 6. 67G-Grant Duinkerken[5]; 7. 5R-Ryan Rocha[8]; 8. 33X-Dylan Bloomfield[13]; 9. 9T-Camden Robustelli[4]; 10. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[12]; 11. 12B-Dawson Faria[15]; 12. 6C-Travis Coelho[14]; 13. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt[9]; 14. 15-Cody Key[3]; 15. 2-Alex Pettas[10]

Dash 1 6 Laps

1. 17W-Shane Golobic[2]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi[4]; 3. 5V-Colby Copeland[1]; 4. 75-Tony Gomes[3]; 5. 4SA-Justin Sanders[5]; 6. 7B-Sean Becker[8]; 7. 92-Andy Forsberg[6]; 8. 94TH-Kyle Hirst[7]

Heat 1 8 Laps

1. 75-Tony Gomes[1]; 2. 88A-Joey Ancona[3]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic[4]; 4. 35M-Chase Majdic[5]; 5. 94-Greg Decaires V[2]; 6. 9T-Camden Robustelli[10]; 7. 21X-Gauge Garcia[9]; 8. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt[7]; 9. 6C-Travis Coelho[8]; 10. (DNS) 22-Keith Day Jr

Heat 2 8 Laps

1. 41-Dominic Scelzi[1]; 2. 28-Chase Johnson[2]; 3. 92-Andy Forsberg[4]; 4. 98-Michael Pombo[3]; 5. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[6]; 6. 2K-JJ Ringo[5]; 7. 67G-Grant Duinkerken[7]; 8. 19-Colby Thornhill[9]; 9. 33X-Dylan Bloomfield[8]

Heat 3 8 Laps

1. 4SA-Justin Sanders[1]; 2. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[2]; 3. 7B-Sean Becker[4]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto[6]; 5. 121-Caeden Steele[3]; 6. 14W-Ryan Robinson[5]; 7. 21-Shane Hopkins[7]; 8. 2-Alex Pettas[8]; 9. 12B-Dawson Faria[9]

Heat 4 8 Laps

1. 94TH-Kyle Hirst[2]; 2. 34-Landon Brooks[1]; 3. 5V-Colby Copeland[4]; 4. 4-Jodie Robinson[3]; 5. 10F-Jared Faria[5]; 6. 15-Cody Key[6]; 7. 5R-Ryan Rocha[8]; 8. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[7]; 9. (DNS) 33H-Eric Humphries

Qualifying 1 2 Laps

1. 17W-Shane Golobic, 00:14.257[8]; 2. 75-Tony Gomes, 00:14.318[6]; 3. 94-Greg Decaires V, 00:14.478[7]; 4. 88A-Joey Ancona, 00:14.504[1]; 5. 35M-Chase Majdic, 00:14.515[5]; 6. 22-Keith Day Jr, 00:14.525[4]; 7. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt, 00:14.717[9]; 8. 6C-Travis Coelho, 00:14.842[3]; 9. 21X-Gauge Garcia, 00:15.057[10]; 10. 9T-Camden Robustelli, 00:15.114[2]

Qualifying 2 2 Laps

1. 92-Andy Forsberg, 00:13.984[2]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi, 00:14.252[5]; 3. 28-Chase Johnson, 00:14.284[8]; 4. 98-Michael Pombo, 00:14.366[3]; 5. 2K-JJ Ringo, 00:14.554[9]; 6. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez, 00:14.621[7]; 7. 67G-Grant Duinkerken, 00:14.660[4]; 8. 33X-Dylan Bloomfield, 00:14.678[1]; 9. 19-Colby Thornhill, 00:14.872[6]

Qualifying 3 2 Laps

1. 7B-Sean Becker, 00:14.321[5]; 2. 4SA-Justin Sanders, 00:14.412[3]; 3. X1-Kaleb Montgomery, 00:14.424[6]; 4. 121-Caeden Steele, 00:14.487[8]; 5. 14W-Ryan Robinson, 00:14.500[7]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto, 00:14.676[9]; 7. 21-Shane Hopkins, 00:14.798[1]; 8. 2-Alex Pettas, 00:14.857[2]; 9. 12B-Dawson Faria, 00:15.420[4]

Qualifying 4 2 Laps

1. 5V-Colby Copeland, 00:14.184[4]; 2. 34-Landon Brooks, 00:14.469[8]; 3. 94TH-Kyle Hirst, 00:14.500[9]; 4. 4-Jodie Robinson, 00:14.704[2]; 5. 10F-Jared Faria, 00:15.003[6]; 6. 15-Cody Key, 00:15.043[3]; 7. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez, 00:15.282[7]; 8. 5R-Ryan Rocha, 00:15.285[1]; 9. (DNS) 33H-Eric Humphries, 00:15.285

 

 

 

Mihocko and Paynter Win Sprint Features Friday Night;
Headley and Hillman Triumph in Street Stock and Hornets
As Gas City I-69 Speedway Opens Its 2022 Season

GAS CITY, Ind., May 14 —With and without wings the sprint car action was
fast and furious Friday night as Gas City I-69 Speedway opened its 2022
season to an enthusiastic crowd. Tye Mihocko of Phoenix, Ariz., won the 25-
lap non-wing sprint car feature, while John Paynter Jr. of Bloomington, Ind.,
was victorious in the 25-lap main event for the 305 c.i. Schaeffer’s Oil IMCA
Indiana RaceSaver winged sprint cars on Benic Enterprises and Benic Shocks
Night. Two forms of stock car racing were well received too, as fans watched
James Headley of Marion, Ind., dominate the 20-lap street stock feature and
Topher Hillman of Camby, Ind., do the same in the 15-lap hornet feature on
the quarter-mile dirt track.
Despite it being Friday the 13th none of the sprint cars flipped, although a
few caught some air during the night. The well-run, four division show under
new Gas City promoter Larry Boos was over a few minutes after 10 p.m. on
a perfect spring evening.
Non-Wing Sprint Cars
A bull (Mihocko’s nickname) and a donkey (Mihocko drove Jamie and
Michelle Paul’s High ASSpirations Farms DRC No. 24P, which is sponsored by
the Pauls’ donkey farm in Eaton, Ohio) was a winning combination in the
non-wing sprint car feature. But it didn’t start out that way, as Koby
Barksdale of Avon, Ind., by way of Norman, Okla., started on the pole and led
the first eight laps.
Barksdale’s Maxim Tranner Chevy owned by Tom and Kim Knight of
Mooresville, Ind., was 3.726 seconds ahead of Mihocko when Tyler Kendall
of Greenfield, Ind., spun in Turn 4 with seven laps down while 12th to bring
out the first of only two yellow flags in the feature. Following the restart
Barksdale got too high in Turn 4, jumped the cushion, and slid to a stop high
in the turn to bring out the second yellow flag with eight laps down. He was
able to restart the No. 16K sponsored by A&S and Smith’s Small Engines, but
there were three cars ahead of him on the restart on lap nine, so he was
penalized three positions in the final rundown.
Barksdale’s misfortune gave the lead to Mihocko, who led the rest of the
way, although defending track champion Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind., kept
the pressure on him at first. Mihocko had to carefully thread his way through
lapped traffic, but he did so without any glitches and he took the checkered
flag 1.374 seconds before Weir did the same.
“The People’s Champ,” National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Dave Darland of
Atlanta, Ind., started and finished third in his DRC Claxton. Chad Boespflug of
Lebanon, Ind., finished fourth and Cole Bodine of Rossville, Ind., rounded out
the top five. Young Saban Bibent of Cincinnati; veteran Matt Goodnight of
Muncie, Ind.; Dustin Ingle of Lima, Ohio; Evan Mosley of Lapel, Ind., and Kyle
Shipley of Lebanon, Ind., rounded out the top 10.
Indiana RaceSaver Winged Sprint Cars
Polesitter Austin Powell of Wilmington, Ohio ran away and hit during the first
11 laps of the Schaeffer’s Oil IMCA Indiana RaceSaver winged sprint car
feature. Jeff Wimmenauer of Indianapolis, the 2021 IMCA Indiana state
champion, passed Alex Nalon of Lizton, Ind. for second on lap six and then
chased Powell down, making the pass for the lead on lap 12.
Paynter, who started seventh, got sixth on lap two, fifth on lap three, fourth
on lap five, third on lap 10, and second on lap 13. He took the lead from
Wimmenauer on lap 15, and already had a 1.693-second lead when the
driver who was eighth, Jordan Welch, spun in the middle of Turn 4 with 16
laps down to bring out a yellow. After the restart Paynter was able to build
up a big lead over Wimmenauer, but it all came to naught on lap 22 when
Carson Dillion of Terre Haute, Ind., and Kayla Martin of Brownsburg, Ind.,
stopped in Turn 2.
Paynter resumed his high-groove approach on the restart while
Wimmenauer tried the low side, but instead of Wimmenauer getting close
to Paynter, Powell passed Wimmenauer for second on the last lap. Paynter
padded his point lead and had a 2.135-second lead over Powell at the
checkered with his No. 23, which is sponsored by JPJ Concrete and Pappy
Shack.
Wimmenauer held on for third. Bradley Galedrige of Indianapolis also gained
a position on the last lap, as he passed Nalon for fourth. Nalon rounded out
the top five.
Street Stocks
Headley, the winningest driver in track history, dominated the street stock
feature in the Headley’s Tree Service No. 1, leading all 20 laps.
Defending street stock champion Andy Bishop of Gas City ran second the
entire race. Lee Hobbs of Mitchell, Ind., took third from Mike Fincher of
Rochester, Ind., on lap four, setting the fastest lap of the race in the process,
but pulled into the infield with 15 laps down. That gave third to Kory Conner
of San Pierre, Ind., who finished in that position. James Headley Jr. of
Wabash, Ind., brought out the race’s only yellow flag when he spun on the
backstretch while running ninth, but he came back to finish fourth. Fincher
placed fifth.
Headley had a 1.918-second margin of victory.
Hornets
Topher Hillman started on the pole and led all 15 laps of the hornet feature,
but Landon Arcaro of Brookville, Ind., was only 0.397 of a second behind him
at the checkered. Brady Hines ran in second place for most of the race until
Arcaro passed him on lap 11. Jeremy Jones of Gas City started and finished
third. Hines finished fourth and Tracy Runion was fifth.
Rookie Jonathon Moeller brought out a red flag with nine laps down when
he hit the Turn 4 wall hard, but he got out of his car under his own power.
Hillman’s No. 11 is sponsored in part by Mooresville Discount Mattress
Outlet and Furniture, Hawkins Towing and Recovery, and SNR Shooting
Supplies.
What’s Next?
Next Friday night, May 20, is the “Who’s the Boss?” show featuring BOSS
non-wing sprint cars, USAC SpeeD2 Midwest Thunder midgets, street stocks
and hornets.
The grandstands will open at 5 p.m. with hot laps/qualifying at 6:30 p.m. and
racing at 7:30 p.m. A general admission ticket for adults is only $15 and
students $10, while kids 12 and under are free. Admission to the pits, which
opens at 3 p.m., is $30.
Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22, approximately a half-
mile west of exit 259 of Interstate 69, about halfway between Indianapolis
and Fort Wayne, Ind.
For the complete 2022 schedule and more information see the track’s
website at gascityI69Speedway.com and also follow its social media outlets.
The track is on Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway), Instagram
(@GasCitySpeedway) and Facebook (GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas).
The results:
Non-Wing Sprint Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Chad Boespflug, 12.209; 2. Dave
Darland, 12.409; 3. Kyle Shipley, 12.539; 4. Cole Bodine, 12.547; 5. Jack
Hoyer, 12.923; 6. Austin Nigh, 12.931; 7. Cole Ketcham, 12.988; 8. Scott
James, 13.363; 9. Rob Caho, 13.869; 10. Brady Click, 14.378.
Non-Wing Sprint Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Tyler Kendall, 12.213; 2. Tye
Mihocko, 12.356; 3. Saban Bibent, 12.413; 4. Tim Creech, 12.445; 5. Corey
Smith, 12.465; 6. Zack Pretorius, 12.547; 7. Korbyn Hayslett, 12.622; 8. Dylan
Woodling, 12.760; 9. Aaron Davis, 12.865; 10. Collin Grissom, 12.880.
Non-Wing Sprint Group 3 Qualifying: 1. Evan Mosley, 12.171; 2. Scotty Weir,
12.366; 3. Matt Goodnight, 12.405; 4. Colten Cottle, 12.449; 5. Koby
Barksdale, 12.452; 6. Tyler Hewitt, 12.508; 7. Dustin Ingle, 12.715; 8. Ben
Varner, 12.793; 9. Parker Fredrickson, 12.825; 10. Derek Crane, 13.300.
Non-Wing Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps, 5 to qualify): 1. Cole Bodine, 2. Dave Darland,
3. Chad Boespflug, 4. Kyle Shipley, 5. Jack Hoyer, 6. Austin Nigh, 7. Scott
James, 8. Brady Click, 9. Bryar Schroeter, 10. Cole Ketcham, 11. Rob Caho.
Non-Wing Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps, 5 to qualify): 1. Tye Mihocko, 2. Tyler Kendall,
3. Tim Creech, 4. Saban Bibent, 5. Zack Pretorius, 6. Corey Smith, 7. Korbyn
Hayslett, 8. Aaron Davis, 9. Dylan Woodling, 10. Collin Grissom.
Non-Wing Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps, 5 to qualify): 1. Koby Barksdale, 2. Scotty
Weir, 3. Evan Mosley, 4. Colten Cottle, 5. Matt Goodnight, 6. Dustin Ingle, 7.
Tyler Hewitt, 8. Ben Varner, 9. Parker Fredrickson, 10. Derek Crane.
Non-Wing Sprint Heat B-Main (10 laps, 5 to qualify): 1. Dustin Ingle, 2. Corey
Smith, 3. Aaron Davis, 4. Rob Caho, 5. Korbyn Hayslett, 6. Parker Fredrickson,
7. Jack James, 8. Austin Nigh, 9. Dylan Woodling, 10. Derek Crane, 11. Tyler
Hewitt, 12. Collin Grissom, 13. Bryar Schroeter, 14. Ben Varner, 15. Brady
Click, 16. Cole Ketcham.
Non-Wing Sprint Feature (25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis): 1.
Tye Mihocko (4); 2. Scotty Weir (2); 3. Dave Darland (3); 4. Chap Boespflug
(7); 5. Cole Bodine (6); 6. Saban Bibent (11); 7. Matt Goodnight (15); 8. Dustin
Ingle (16); 9. Evan Mosley (9); 10. Kyle Shipley (10); 11. Colten Cottle (12); 12.
Korbyn Hayslett (20); 13. Zack Pretorius (14); 14. Corey Smith (17); 15. Tim
Creech II (8); 16. Koby Barksdale* (1); 17. Jack Hoyer (13); 18. Tyler Kendall
(5); 19. Aaron Davis (18); 20. Rob Caho (19).
*: Penalized three spots for not restarting on the tail.
Lap leaders: Laps 1-8, Barksdale; laps 9-25, Mihocko.
Margin of victory: 1.374 seconds
Fastest race lap: Barksdale, 13.584 seconds, lap 4.
First Indiana RaceSaver Sprints Warmup Session: 1. Jordan Welch, 12.011;
2. Nate Franklin, 12.089; 3. Austin Powell, 12.180; 4. Carson Dillion, 12.182;
5. Bradley Galedrige, 12.229; 6. Bryce Norris, 12.306; 7. Kayla Martin,
12.549; 8. Blayne Ridgley, 13.309.
Second Indiana RaceSaver Sprints Warmup Session: 1. Jordan Welch,
12.011; 2. Nate Franklin, 12.089; 3. Austin Powell, 12.180; 4. Carson Dillion,
12.182; 5. Bradley Galedrige, 12.229; 6. Bryce Norris, 12.306; 7. Kayla
Martin, 12.549; 8. Blayne Ridgley, 13.309.
Indiana RaceSaver Sprints Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Nate Franklin, 2. Bryce Norris, 3.
Austin Powell, 4. Jordan Welch, 5. Carson Dillion, 6. Bradley Galedrige, 7.
Blayne Ridgley, 8. Kayla Martin.
Indiana RaceSaver Sprints Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Tyler Miller, 2. Alex Nalon, 3. Jeff
Wimmenauer, 4. John Paynter, 5. Roman Gephart, 6. Shane O’Banion, 7.
Danny Clark, 8. Alan Brown.
Indiana RaceSaver Sprints Feature (25 laps, with starting position in
parenthesis): 1. John Paynter Jr. (7); 2. Austin Powell (1); 3. Jeff Wimmenauer
(6); 4. Bradley Galedrige (8); 5. Alex Nalon (3); 6. Roman Gephart (11); 7.
Danny Clark (12); 8. Bryce Norris (4); 9. Shane O’Banion (13); 10. Nate
Franklin (5); 11. Carson Dillion (10); 12. Blayne Ridgley (15); 13. Alan Brown
(16); 14. Jordan Welch (9); 15. Kayla Martin (14); 16. Tyler Miller (2).
Lap leaders: Laps 1-11, Powell; laps 12-14, Wimmenauer; laps 15-25, Paynter
Jr.
Margin of victory: 2.135 seconds
Fastest race lap: Powell, 12.256, lap 1.

 

BRYANT BELL DRIVES BACK TO FRONT FOR WMR OCEAN SPEEDWAY WIN

Watsonville, Calif. (May 13, 2022) – 15-year-old Bryant Bell of Oakley, Calif. steered the Walnut Creek Toyota-sponsored No. 09 Stealth from 11th to victory in Friday’s Western Midget Racing action at Ocean Speedway. The win was Bell’s second of his career at the Watsonville, Calif. dirt quarter-mile in the series which is presented by Masters Design and Construction.

Napa’s Brody Petrie and 2021 champion Blake Bower of Brentwood won the heat races and led the field to green in the 20-lap main event.

The race slowed immediately when David Prickett of Fresno slowed in turn two. He was unable to continue. Bower challenged Petrie from the outside but Petrie held the top position on the restart. Sage Bordenave of French Camp closed on Bower for second but spun exiting turn two and tagged an infield tire. The spin brought out a caution and ended Bordenave’s run. Santa Cruz’ Logan Mitchell slowed on the backstretch on the restart for an additional caution.

Petrie continued to pace Bower in a tight duel at the front of the pack when Fresno’s Steve Durant spun in turn one for a caution on lap 14.

The exclamation point of the race arrived on the restart as Bower and Petrie collided into turn one. Petrie spun, then collected Todd Hawse of Moorpark. Hawse flipped to a stop with both cars suffering race-ending damage. After a red flag, Nate Wait of Lodi assumed the lead with pressure from Bell.

Bell knifed inside Wait on the frontstretch as they approached the white flag, taking the lead into turn one on the 19th lap. Bell topped Wait, Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse, Bower, and Prunedale’s Caleb Debem as the top-five finishers.

The Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction NorCal double-header continues Saturday with its first 2022 stop at Petaluma Speedway.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

May 13, 2022 – Ocean Speedway (Watsonville, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 35SR Brody Petrie; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 9 Blake Bower

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 09 Bryant Bell, 2. 20w Nate Wait, 3. 20 Kyle Hawse, 4. 9 Blake Bower, 5. 11 Caleb Debem, 6. 35 Steve Durant, 7. 35SR Brody Petrie, 8. 31N Todd Hawse, 9. 35X Sage Bordenave, 10. 96X Logan Mitchell, 11. 22Q David Prickett DNS: 10 Terre Rothweiler, 27c Shawn Arriaga

 

 

Griffith leads wire to wire in non-stop AFCS feature at Attica; Missler drives to late model victory; Foos wins 305 shoot-out

Friday, May 13, 2022

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – It’s been awhile since Cale Griffith visited victory lane at Attica Raceway Park. That streak ended Friday, May 13 as the Sandusky, Ohio driver, who was the 410 sprint champion at the track in 2014, lead all 30 non-stop laps Friday for the Eric Phillips 34th Anniversary Classic presented by Integrity Auto and Truck Sales of Bucyrus on American Powersports/Edward Jones Mike Neill Financial Advisor Night.

The win wasn’t easy as Griffith had to deal with lapped traffic with Cole Macedo glued to his rear bumper. It was Griffith’s fourth career win in the Callie’s Performance Products 410 sprint division and was worth $4,000. Macedo’s second place finish solidifies his position atop the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group.

“It’s been awhile. I was kind of watching the board there and in the middle of the race the cushion got kind of gnarly down here (in turns three and four) so I just got away from it. I didn’t want to run against it because …last week I got a big bite of cushion on the last lap and did a tail dragger getting into turn one. I didn’t want to be in a bad position. This is big for those guys (crew)…all the work they’ve done. Ten years ago on Friday the 13th it was two months from now I broke this leg…blew it in half so this is a pretty big deal for us. I’ve personally struggled on these tires. We’ve had a few slip away there at Fremont, we had one last year that we raced like crazy with my pal Chris Andrews…he was just a little better than us that night. I have to thank Jeff Ward, Mike for doing all this , my dad and my brother for filling in, Gary, Duane and Jack for putting the AFCS on….man this is big,” said Griffith aboard his Jeff Ward Demolitions/Griff’s Engines backed machine.

Bellevue, Ohio’s Ryan Missler, a five time Attica late model champion, held off Rusty Schlenk in a heated battle then survived a caution with just three laps to go to claim the Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Model victory. It was Missler’s 17th career late model win at Attica, placing him fourth on the track’s all-time win list for the division.

“When the cushion is like that here you’re bound to beat up some sheet metal. What a race…I’m tired. I just can’t thank enough everybody that helps me out. We’re busier than heck at work...busier than we’ve ever been. I have to thank Weekley Electric, MGX Technologies, HAFTAL, Kepling Flooring, Jackson Farms, my wife, my father-in-law and Evan who help me out a crap ton. It feels to get our first win of the year and hopefully many more,” said Missler beside his Rocket Chassis, Handy Graphics, York Fabrication, Stakt Products, Big D’s Pizza, Elite Motorsports, Accuforce, SCS Gearbox, Maga Lifts, Missler’s Sweets backed machine.

Fremont, Ohio’s Matt Foos took the lead on lap seven and held off Jamie Miller on a one lap shoot-out to score the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint A-main win. It was Foos’ 5th career win in the division. The victory also inches Foos closer in the battle for the NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales title.

“We had a really good car. Put ourselves in a good position starting up front…starting fourth is good in any division because everything is so tough. I knew we were good but I’ve gotten complacent before and stayed up on the rim and not moved around but my brother made sure I didn’t do that again. I knew Jamie (Miller) was behind me and I figured the best defense was to block the top because he’s so good on the top. I felt like if I got a good enough start he couldn’t slide me. I love my dad and he’s a wizard with the wrenches and he makes everybody on this team’s jobs easier. But it feels so good to get one without him…don’t take that the wrong way but it’s a confidence booster that we know what we are doing. I think we have our stuff together. We’re doing some R and D stuff with Doug Berryman and he’s got us on point,” said Foos beside his Level Performance, Mitten Painting, Fremont Fence, Rohr Total Lawn Care, DJ Johnson & Family, M&L Excavating, Level Utilities, Chuck’s Budget Brakes, The Car Spa, Berryman Racing Shocks, Kear’s Speed Shop, 818 Club backed #12.

Griffith bolted into the lead for the 30 lap 410 sprint feature while Macedo, Byron Reed and Craig Mintz battled for second. Macedo took second on lap 10 with Reed fending off Mintz for third while John Ivy and Paige Polyak battled for fifth. Griffith blasted the cushion to maintain the lead while Macedo tried every lane to stay close.

Heavy lapped traffic came into play with eight laps to go and Macedo was within a couple of car lengths of Griffith while Reed, Mintz, DJ Foos, Polyak and Travis Philo gave chase. Griffith stayed patient in traffic and drove to the win over Macedo, Reed, Foos and Philo.

Cautions plagued the first half of the UMP late model feature with Missler holding the lead over Devin Shiels who had scored the first to feature wins of the year at the track, and Rusty Schlenk. The trio raced side by side and nose to tail the first half of the race. Schlenk moved into second on lap 17 and closed on Missler and drove to his inside numerous times until a caution flew with just three laps to go. Missler got a great restart and pulled away as Schlenk faded. Missler drove to the win over Shiels, Doug Drown, Schlenk and Justin Chance.

Cautions kept the field close the opening laps of the 305 sprint A-main with Kasey Jedrzejek leading Brandon Moore, Foos, Kelsey Ivy, Jim McGrath, Jamie Miller and Paul Weaver. Foos took second on lap four and quickly closed on Jedrzejek and took the lead on lap seven. Foos ran a steady pace continuing to lead Jedrzejek, Moore, Miller and Weaver with Miller taking third on lap 15.

After taking the white flag, Miller drove into second just before Moore and Weaver made contact battling for fourth with Moore spinning, setting up the one lap sprint to the win. Foos got an excellent restart and took the victory over Miller, Weaver, Jedrzejek and Ivy.

Attica Raceway Park will host the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Friday, May 20 with the 305 sprints also in competition for the Kistler Engines Classic.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.comor follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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Attica Raceway Park

Friday, May 13, 2022

410 Sprints – Callie’s Performance Products

Qualifying

1.16-DJ Foos, 12.754; 2.5T-Travis Philo, 12.869; 3.23-Chris Andrews, 12.884; 4.18-Cole Macedo, 12.929; 5.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.982; 6.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.035; 7.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.036; 8.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.041; 9.19P-Paige Polyak, 13.063; 10.5-Byron Reed, 13.077; 11.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.086; 12.2+-Brian Smith, 13.156; 13.09-Craig Mintz, 13.183; 14.49I-John Ivy, 13.186; 15.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.200; 16.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.207; 17.8M-TJ Michael, 13.213; 18.8-Zach Ames, 13.285; 19.00-Jamie Miller, 13.437; 20.12G-Corbin Gurley, 13.486; 21.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.576; 22.7N-Darin Naida, 13.971; 23.6J-Jonah Aumend, 14.005; 24.17-Reece Saldana, 14.856;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 18-Cole Macedo[4] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 5. 8-Zach Ames[5] ; 6. 00-Jamie Miller[6] ; 7. 7N-Darin Naida[7] ; 8. 6J-Jonah Aumend[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 49I-John Ivy[1] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 12G-Corbin Gurley[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[7] ; 8. 17-Reece Saldana[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 19P-Paige Polyak[1] ; 2. 33W-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 5. 23-Chris Andrews[3] ; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton[8] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 2. 7N-Darin Naida[4] ; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton[3] ; 4. 00-Jamie Miller[1] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5] ; 8. 17-Reece Saldana[8] ; 9. 6J-Jonah Aumend[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 33W-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 2. 18-Cole Macedo[4] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[7] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[12] ; 7. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak[5] ; 9. 49I-John Ivy[6] ; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn[10] ; 12. 12-Kyle Capodice[11] ; 13. 12G-Corbin Gurley[14] ; 14. 8M-TJ Michael[16] ; 15. 2+-Brian Smith[20] ; 16. 8-Zach Ames[13] ; 17. 7N-Darin Naida[17] ; 18. 23-Chris Andrews[15] ; 19. 22B-Ryan Broughton[18] ; 20. 00-Jamie Miller[19]

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Qualifying

1.31-Paul Weaver, 13.676; 2.9R-Logan Riehl, 13.828; 3.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 13.934; 4.19R-Steve Rando, 14.008; 5.12F-Matt Foos, 14.054; 6.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.104; 7.26-Jamie Miller, 14.135; 8.15K-Creed Kemenah, 14.144; 9.5M-Mike Moore, 14.155; 10.5JR-Jim McGrath Jr., 14.157; 11.X-Mike Keegan, 14.161; 12.2-Brenden Torok, 14.179; 13.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.211; 14.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.221; 15.32-Bryce Lucius, 14.253; 16.34-Jud Dickerson, 14.263; 17.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.284; 18.13S-Drew Siferd, 14.299; 19.36-Seth Schneider, 14.376; 20.5-Kody Brewer, 14.428; 21.3M-Logan Mongeau, 14.461; 22.51-Garrett Craine, 14.592; 23.63-Randy Ruble, 14.593; 24.86-Zack Miller, 14.634; 25.10TS-Tyler Schiets, 14.756; 26.77X-Jamin Kindred, 14.786; 27.51M-Haldon Miller, 14.806; 28.78-Austin Black, 14.955; 29.97X-Rodney Hurst, 15.138; 30.16-Lee Sommers, 16.011; 31.22-Justin Lusk, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. X-Mike Keegan[1] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 3. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[4] ; 4. 5-Kody Brewer[5] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[2] ; 6. 78-Austin Black[7] ; 7. 51-Garrett Craine[6] ; 8. 16-Lee Sommers[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 31-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. X15-Kasey Ziebold[1] ; 4. 32-Bryce Lucius[5] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 7. 86-Zack Miller[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 2. 3X-Brandon Riehl[1] ; 3. 12F-Matt Foos[4] ; 4. 2-Brenden Torok[2] ; 5. 15K-Creed Kemenah[3] ; 6. 51M-Haldon Miller[8] ; 7. 13S-Drew Siferd[6] ; 8. 77X-Jamin Kindred[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[3] ; 2. 9R-Logan Riehl[4] ; 3. 3M-Logan Mongeau[1] ; 4. 63-Randy Ruble[5] ; 5. 97X-Rodney Hurst[7] ; 6. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[6] ; 7. 34-Jud Dickerson[2]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 5M-Mike Moore[1] ; 2. 15K-Creed Kemenah[2] ; 3. 78-Austin Black[3] ; 4. 51M-Haldon Miller[4] ; 5. 13S-Drew Siferd[6] ; 6. 51-Garrett Craine[5] ; 7. 16-Lee Sommers[7] ; 8. 77X-Jamin Kindred[8]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 97X-Rodney Hurst[2] ; 4. 86-Zack Miller[5] ; 5. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[4] ; 6. 34-Jud Dickerson[6] ; 7. 22-Justin Lusk[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 12F-Matt Foos[4] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 3. 31-Paul Weaver[7] ; 4. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[1] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[20] ; 7. 5-Kody Brewer[13] ; 8. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[6] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[18] ; 10. 32-Bryce Lucius[14] ; 11. X-Mike Keegan[10] ; 12. 15K-Creed Kemenah[19] ; 13. 9R-Logan Riehl[8] ; 14. 2-Brenden Torok[15] ; 15. 5M-Mike Moore[17] ; 16. 3M-Logan Mongeau[12] ; 17. 97X-Rodney Hurst[22] ; 18. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 19. 3X-Brandon Riehl[9] ; 20. X15-Kasey Ziebold[11] ; 21. 63-Randy Ruble[16] ; 22. 78-Austin Black[21]

Late Models – Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com

Qualifying

1.44-Colin Shipley, 15.177; 2.5M-Ryan Markham, 15.205; 3.56-BJ Gregory, 15.229; 4.12-Doug Drown, 15.349; 5.50-Ryan Missler, 15.369; 6.1N-Casey Noonan, 15.409; 7.34-Herb Reich, 15.499; 8.49-Brian Ruhlman, 15.566; 9.92-Justin Chance, 15.567; 10.91-Rusty Schlenk, 15.579; 11.71DS-Drew Smith, 15.614; 12.27-Ken Hahn, 13.623; 14.94-Mike Bores, 15.669; 15.59-Larry Bellman, 15.709; 16.51-Devin Shiels, 15.728; 17.101-Chester Fitch, 15.874; 18.30-Nate Potts, 16.105; 19.28-Kent Brewer, 16.308; 20.69R-Doug Baird, 16.643; 21.42*-Bob Mayer, 16.857; 22.23-Ryan Shepherd, 17.255; 23.16-Steve Sabo, 17.269; 24.0-Cameron Tusing, 17.586; 25.11-Austin Gibson, 18.449;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 2. 71DS-Drew Smith[2] ; 3. 92-Justin Chance[3] ; 4. 44-Colin Shipley[4] ; 5. 28-Kent Brewer[6] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[7] ; 7. 42*-Bob Mayer[8] ; 8. 30-Nate Potts[5]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[1] ; 2. 34-Herb Reich[2] ; 3. 56-BJ Gregory[4] ; 4. 1N-Casey Noonan[3] ; 5. 59-Larry Bellman[5] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[6] ; 7. 0-Cameron Tusing[7] ; 8. 11-Austin Gibson[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 50-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 12-Doug Drown[3] ; 3. 49-Brian Ruhlman[1] ; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[4] ; 5. 94-Mike Bores[6] ; 6. 27-Ken Hahn[5] ; 7. 101-Chester Fitch[7] ; 8. 23-Ryan Shepherd[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 101-Chester Fitch[6] ; 2. 27-Ken Hahn[3] ; 3. 69R-Doug Baird[1] ; 4. 23-Nate Potts[9] ; 5. 42*-Bob Mayer[4] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[2] ; 7. 11-Austin Gibson[8] ; 8. 0-Cameron Tusing[5] ; 9. 30-Nate Potts[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 50-Ryan Missler[1] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 3. 12-Doug Drown[8] ; 4. 91-Rusty Schlenk[7] ; 5. 92-Justin Chance[9] ; 6. 56-BJ Gregory[10] ; 7. 1N-Casey Noonan[12] ; 8. 44-Colin Shipley[6] ; 9. 49-Brian Ruhlman[11] ; 10. 59-Larry Bellman[14] ; 11. 101-Chester Fitch[16] ; 12. 27-Ken Hahn[17] ; 13. 28-Kent Brewer[13] ; 14. 34-Herb Reich[5] ; 15. 69R-Doug Baird[18] ; 16. 71DS-Drew Smith[2] ; 17. 5M-Ryan Markham[4] ; 18. 94-Mike Bores[15] ; 19. 42*-Bob Mayer[20] ; 20. 23-Nate Potts[19]

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO May 8, 2022

By: Dean Reichel

A pleasant late Spring evening greeted fans and racers alike at Double X Speedway for the second round of Sunday Night Thunder in 2022. With a week of not quite so wet weather leading up to Sunday, Kyle Wirts and crew had the 1/4 mile oval ready for racers to do battle to see who would emerge victorious. With the season of graduations upon us and some drivers sidelined with mechanical issues early in the season, the car count was lower than expected but the racing was just as intense as ever.

With a handful of Pure Stocks signed in, a single heat race would determine the feature lineup for later in the evening. The eight lap heat saw week one feature winner Darin Porter on the front row alongside Shayne Healea. At the drop of the green it was a two car drag race into turn one. Healea would gain the advantage exiting turn two and would not be bested for the duration. Porter would finish a comfortable second with Justin McDowell making a last lap pass to finish third over Preston McDowell in fourth and Russell Beach completing the field.

Next up was the Super Stock division with a half dozen cars and drivers signed in. In the single heat race, Dale Berry and Eddie Keeran brought the field to the green flag. Berry would open a comfortable lead over the field in the opening couple of circuits until mechanical gremlins would bring the blue #05 to a stop on the backstretch in a plume of smoke.The race restarted with Keeran at the point and John Clancy in second. Keeran worked hard to keep Clancy at bay, Keeran worked hard to make his #87 Camaro as wide as possible to maintain his advantage and take the win over Clancy in second place. Jody Romig finished third, Joe Miller was fourth. Dusty See finished fifth in his debut at Double X and Dale Berry was relegated to sixth.

Winged Sprint Cars took to the track for a pair of heat races to cap off the preliminary rounds of competition. Heat one saw Taylor Walton and Jarman Dalitz leading the charge into turn one. Dalitz got there first but Walton took the lead in turn two and never looked back. As Walton checked out on the field drivers in the remaining positions were swapping lines and getting racy. At the checkered the finishing order was Walton, Dalitz, Samuel Wagner, Mackenzie Borchers, Jack Wagner, Jake Griffin and Russell Potter respectively. The second heat was Quinton Benson and Slater Helt on the front row. At the drop of the green flag Benson took the early advantage running the low road but Helt would use the top shelf to drive around the leader in turn two. Ben Brown raced his way into second place but a bobble in turn four saw him slip back in the running order. At the checkered it was Helt in the victors spot, Benson would finish second, Chase Porter raced his was up to third from sixth, Tyler Blank crossed the line fourth followed by Brown and Tyler Elliott.

The Pure Stock saw the same cars on the front row with Shayne Healea on the pole and Darin Porter to his starboard side. Porter would move to the point with Healea in tow. On lap three the caution would wave for the stopped #21 of Porter who suffered a flat right front. Healea would inherit the lead on the restart with Preston McDowell, Justin McDowell and Russell Beach following in line. Porter's crew was able to change the flat tire and he rejoined the field at the tail. Healea would lead on the restart being chased by Justin McDowell. A lap seven caution bunched the field behind the leader and saw Justin McDowell continue to pressure the leader. As the laps clicked by Healea was able to open a six car length lead over the field only to see Justin McDowell mount a charge as the white flag waved. At the checkered it was Shayne Healea picking up the victory with Justin McDowell edging Porter at the line for second. With Porter in third, Russell Beach finished fourth and Preston McDowell completed the running order in fifth.

The Super Stock feature rolled off next with Eddie Keeran and multi time track champion John Clancy sharing the front row. Clancy would use the traction on the outside to his advantage and take the top spot over Keeran. One lap later, Smokin Joe Miller would use the same real estate on the front stretch to take second away from Keeran. On lap four Keeran would move to the bottom in one and two to take second back from Miller, at the same time Miller got up against the outside wall on the back straight bringing out a caution. Miller would drive his #409 to the pit area for evaluation and ultimately retire from the event. With the field closed up to his rear bumper Clancy would continue his strong run but Keeran the pressure on the leader. As the laps wound down, Keeran closed on the fleet #8 of Clancy showing a front fender to the leader on multiple occasions. On lap 13, Keeran was able to use a lapped car to set a pick and drive by Clancy to take the top spot. At the checkered it was Eddie Keeran claiming the victory with Jody Romig placing second after driving a smooth race. John Clancy recovered for third, Dusty See was fourth and Joe Miller was given credit for fifth place. Dale Berry was unable to start due to mechanical problems.

With the new dirt on the track surface for 2022 and the moisture staying in the track, the Winged Sprint Car feature could shape up to be a good one. Taylor Walton and Slater Helt shared the front row looking for the green flag from Rudy Wirts. Taylor Walton would pick up where he left off in his heat race and quickly open up a ten plus car length lead over the field. Quinton Benson and Slater Helt were battling for second and Chase Porter was moving up through the field also. Nineteen laps clicked by before the caution waved for the stopped car of Slater Helt, just off the top of turn four. With the field regrouped behind the leader Walton, excitement was about to bring the crowd to it's feet. On the restart, fifth running Tyler Blank put his #4 four machine on the top shelf banging his right rear against the cushion to advance to second by lap 22. A caution flag would put Blank on Waltons rear bumper on the restart. With two laps to mount a charge, Blank gave it a valiant effort but Taylor Walton was not to be denied as he claimed his first feature victory of the season. Blank was second, Quinton Benson finished a strong third, Chase Porter claimed fourth place in his first visit to Double X and Jack Wagner completed the top five. The second five were led by Samuel Wagner in sixth, Jake Griffin in seventh, Tyler Elliott was eighth, Russell Potter ninth and Mackenzie Borchers was tenth. Ben Brown, Slater Helt and Jarman Dalitz completed the field.

Next Sunday night is "Diesel Power Plus Night" at Double X Speedway with a $1500 to win feature event purse for the Winged Sprint Cars on tap. Also be making plans for the May 29th "Tribute to Jesse" Memorial Race with $2500 to win for Winged Sprint Cars sponsored by Clennin Farm Supply, with POWRi Non Wing Sprint Cars and Super Stocks on the evening's card. For Super Stock fans, Sunday June 5 brings the annual "Dylan Bias Memorial Race" to Double X with a $6000 purse for the Super Stocks that evening. Be sure to keep up with the events on the Double X Speedway Fan Page on Facebook or at www.doublexspeedway.com

Double X Speedway California, MO May 8, 2022 Results

Winged Sprint Cars- 13 cars Feature Event- 1. 93-Taylor Walton, Odessa; 2. 4-Tyler Blank, California; 3. 15B-Quinton Benson, Sweet Springs; 4. 2- Chase Porter, St, Joseph; 5. 77-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack; 6. 73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack; 7. 0-Jake Griffin, Quincy,IL; 8. 49-Tyler Elliott, Jefferson City; 9. 3P-Russell Potter, Boonville; 10. 41-Mackenzie Borchers, Marshall; 11. X-Ben Brown, Marshall; 12. Slater Helt, Cactus Flats; 13. 9m-Jarman Dalitz, South Australia

Heat 1- 1. Walton; 2. Dalitz; 3.S. Wagner; 4. Borchers; 5. J. Wagner; 6. Griffin; 7. Potter Heat 2- 1. Helt; 2. Benson; 3. Porter; 4. Blank; 5. Brown; 6. Elliott

Super Stocks- 6 cars Feature- 1. 87-Eddie Keeran California; 2. 12-Jody Romig, Syracuse; 3. 8-John Clancy, California; 4. 83-Dusty See, Eldon; 5. 409-Joe Miller, Centertown; 6. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia (DNS)

Heat- 1. Keeran; 2. Clancy; 3. Romig; 4. Miller; 5. See; 6. Berry

Pure Stocks- 5 cars Feature- 1. 17-Shayne Healea, Cantertown; 2. 5-Justin McDowell, Tuscumbia; 3. 21-Darin Porter, California; 4. 44R- Russell Beach, Lake Ozark; 5. 26-Preton McDowell, Tuscumbia

Heat- 1. Healea; 2. Porter; 3. J. McDowell; 4. P. McDowell; 5. Beach

 

 

Price-Miller, Bosma and Steuerwald Score Season-Opening Wins During Window World Night at Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 8, 2022) - Parker Price-Miller climbed onto the rear of his winged sprint car, waved to the crowd, patted the top wing and capped the celebration with a couple of fist pumps in Victory Lane on Sunday evening at Huset's Speedway.

Price-Miller, along with Brandon Bosma and Matt Steuerwald, emerged victorious during the Mother's Day Opener on Window World Night. The $5,000-to-win Cressman Sanitation Shootout marked the first victory since Price-Miller started treatment for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

"It's my first win since starting treatment," he said. "After the checkered I was getting a little teary-eyed. I didn't know if I was ever going to race again. This is going to mean something special in my heart forever."

Mark Dobmeier led the first 11 laps of the 25-lap Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig main event that featured all 27 drivers who signed in. However, Dobmeier got sideways in turns one and two while running the top in thick traffic, allowing Price-Miller to drive by on the bottom groove on Lap 12.

"I got a terrible start," Price-Miller said. "My car was so good. We were really good on the bottom. I was waiting for traffic because Mark and Aaron (Reutzel) are so good in clean air. Me and Aaron had a heck of a race going on and Mark, too."

An inadvertent caution waved as Dobmeier kept his car rolling. That gave Price-Miller a clean track for the restart, but he neared traffic before a caution on Lap 15. Traffic again appeared with eight laps to go before the final caution of the race occurred with five laps remaining. Price-Miller caught traffic for the final time in the closing laps, but he was never slowed as he won by 1.280 seconds.

Ruetzel held off Austin McCarl for the second step on the podium. Cory Eliason finished fourth and Brooke Tatnell was fifth.

Eliason set quick time during qualifying before the heat races were won by J.J. Hickle, Tatnell and Dobmeier.

Bosma cruised to victory during the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series main event, leading the distance of the 20-lap A Main.

"I can't ask for anything more," he said. "It's so much fun to drive. I don't ever get to start pole typically. I knew I had to get to the front right away with Dusty (Ballenger) starting outside of me."

Bosma did just that. He caught traffic a lap before the lone caution - a red flag on Lap 11 - and on the final lap, but it never allowed an opportunity for anyone to pounce and Bosma recorded the triumph by 1.108 seconds.

Ballenger, who is the defending track champion, earned a second-place result with John Lambertz placing third. Monty Ferriera and Nick Barger rounded out the top five, respectively.

Tim Rustad, Ferriera, Jesse Lindberg and Trevor Serbus each claimed a heat race victory. Lee Goos Jr. was the B Main winner.

Steuerwald led all 18 laps to capture the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks feature, which had a pair of cautions that bunched the field up during the first half of the race. Steuerwald was smooth as the final 10 laps were caution-free and he pulled away to win by 1.712 seconds.

"I hate starting up front," he said. "You just have to run like you're scared. It's nice to get a win to start the year off."

Zach Olivier outdueled Tim Dann during a spirited battle for the runner-up position. Aaron Foote was fourth and Colby Klaassen maneuvered from 13 th to a fifth-place finish.

Olivier and Dann were the heat race winners.

The next event at Huset's Speedway is Sunday for Spartan ER Night featuring the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks.

WINDOW WORLD NIGHT RACE RESULTS AT HUSET'S SPEEDWAY (May 8, 2022) -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 11-Parker Price-Miller[2]; 2. 8-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 3. 88-Austin McCarl[4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason[7]; 5. 16-Brooke Tatnell[9]; 6. 83JR-Kerry Madsen[14]; 7. 7-Justin Henderson[5]; 8. 3-Tim Kaeding[13]; 9. 5T-Ryan Timms[16]; 10. 09-Matt Juhl[8]; 11. 25-JJ Hickle[6]; 12. 81-Jack Dover[15]; 13. 35-Skylar Prochaska[12]; 14. 22K-Kaleb Johnson[26]; 15. 11M-Brendan Mullen[18]; 16. 4-Cody Hansen[21]; 17. 22-Riley Goodno[11]; 18. 27-Carson McCarl[17]; 19. ACE-Dusty Zomer[10]; 20. 51A-Elliot Amdahl[19]; 21. 05-Colin Smith[23]; 22. 0-Alex Schriever[25]; 23. (DNF) 13-Mark Dobmeier[1]; 24. (DNF) 8H-Jade Hastings[20]; 25. (DNF) 14-Jody Rosenboom[24]; 26. (DNF) 47-Brant O'Banion[22]; 27. (DNF) 101-Chuck McGillivray[27].

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 25-JJ Hickle[1]; 2. 09-Matt Juhl[2]; 3. 7-Justin Henderson[3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason[4]; 5. 83JR-Kerry Madsen[5]; 6. 5T-Ryan Timms[6]; 7. 47-Brant O'Banion[8]; 8. 4-Cody Hansen[7]; 9. 0-Alex Schriever[9].

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 16-Brooke Tatnell[1]; 2. 88-Austin McCarl[3]; 3. 11-Parker Price-Miller[4]; 4. 22-Riley Goodno[2]; 5. 81-Jack Dover[6]; 6. 8H-Jade Hastings[8]; 7. 27-Carson McCarl[5]; 8. 14-Jody Rosenboom[9]; 9. (DNS) 22K-Kaleb Johnson.

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier[2]; 2. 8-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska[1]; 4. 3-Tim Kaeding[5]; 5. ACE-Dusty Zomer[3]; 6. 51A-Elliot Amdahl[7]; 7. 11M-Brendan Mullen[6]; 8. 05-Colin Smith[8]; 9. 101-Chuck McGillivray[9].

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 26-Cory Eliason, 00:10.747[16]; 2. 11-Parker Price-Miller, 00:10.768[26]; 3. 8-Aaron Reutzel, 00:10.780[13]; 4. 7-Justin Henderson, 00:10.784[12]; 5. 88-Austin McCarl, 00:10.826[5]; 6. ACE-Dusty Zomer, 00:10.859[2]; 7. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:10.860[20]; 8. 22-Riley Goodno, 00:10.888[8]; 9. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:10.888[7]; 10. 25-JJ Hickle, 00:10.919[25]; 11. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 00:10.949[24]; 12. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:10.978[9]; 13. 83JR-Kerry Madsen, 00:10.993[23]; 14. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:11.002[10]; 15. 3-Tim Kaeding, 00:11.017[21]; 16. 5T-Ryan Timms, 00:11.021[11]; 17. 81-Jack Dover, 00:11.041[15]; 18. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:11.117[6]; 19. 4-Cody Hansen, 00:11.188[4]; 20. 22K-Kaleb Johnson, 00:11.192[14]; 21. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, 00:11.197[22]; 22. 47-Brant O'Banion, 00:11.204[3]; 23. 8H-Jade Hastings, 00:11.257[27]; 24. 05-Colin Smith, 00:11.637[19]; 25. 0-Alex Schriever, 00:11.686[1]; 26. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:11.737[17]; 27. (DQ) 101-Chuck McGillivray, 00:11.466[18].

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 23-Brandon Bosma[1]; 2. 2D-Dusty Ballenger[2]; 3. 12L-John Lambertz[4]; 4. 45-Monty Ferriera[5]; 5. 14-Nick Barger[3]; 6. 7L-Jesse Lindberg[8]; 7. 8-Jacob Hughes[6]; 8. 17-Lee Goos Jr[17]; 9. 69-Mike Moore[11]; 10. 08E-Elizabeth Phillips[14]; 11. 17V-Casey Abbas[15]; 12. 10-Trevor Serbus[9]; 13. 98-Nate Barger[19]; 14. 77-Taylor Ryan[12]; 15. 32-Trefer Waller[13]; 16. 15V-Cole Vanderheiden[16]; 17. F5-Tim Rustad[7]; 18. 6B-Bayley Ballenger[20]; 19. (DNF) 35-Sam Henderson[10]; 20. (DNF) 31-Koby Werkmeister[18].

B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 17-Lee Goos Jr[2]; 2. 31-Koby Werkmeister[4]; 3. 98-Nate Barger[7]; 4. 6B-Bayley Ballenger[1]; 5. 96-Blaine Stegenga[10]; 6. 81-Jared Jansen[3]; 7. 105-Cody Ihlen[8]; 8. 12-Alec Mataya[6]; 9. 17D-Dillon Bickett[9]; 10. (DNF) 6K-Logan Kafka[5]; 11. (DNF) 28G-Gracyn Masur[12]; 12. (DNF) 28-Nicholas Winter[11].

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. F5-Tim Rustad[4]; 2. 69-Mike Moore[5]; 3. 14-Nick Barger[3]; 4. 32-Trefer Waller[7]; 5. 6B-Bayley Ballenger[1]; 6. 6K-Logan Kafka[6]; 7. 28-Nicholas Winter[2].

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 45-Monty Ferriera[1]; 2. 2D-Dusty Ballenger[4]; 3. 23-Brandon Bosma[6]; 4. 08E-Elizabeth Phillips[2]; 5. 17-Lee Goos Jr[5]; 6. 12-Alec Mataya[3]; 7. 17D-Dillon Bickett[7].

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 7L-Jesse Lindberg[1]; 2. 35-Sam Henderson[2]; 3. 8-Jacob Hughes[3]; 4. 17V-Casey Abbas[5]; 5. 81-Jared Jansen[6]; 6. 98-Nate Barger[4]; 7. 96-Blaine Stegenga[7].

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 10-Trevor Serbus[3]; 2. 12L-John Lambertz[6]; 3. 77-Taylor Ryan[1]; 4. 15V-Cole Vanderheiden[4]; 5. 31-Koby Werkmeister[7]; 6. 105-Cody Ihlen[5]; 7. 28G-Gracyn Masur[2].

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks

A Feature (18 Laps): 1. 3-Matt Steuerwald[2]; 2. 71-Zach Olivier[6]; 3. 40-Tim Dann[1]; 4. 1X-Aaron Foote[3]; 5. 34K-Colby Klaassen[13]; 6. 54-Dustin Gulbrandson[4]; 7. 18-Ivan Olivier[5]; 8. 65J-Jeff Wittrock[12]; 9. 35K-Brady Klaassen[9]; 10. (DNF) 21-Ron Howe[15]; 11. (DNF) 211-Tyler Zebell[10]; 12. (DNF) 14J-Jayke Glanzer[8]; 13. (DNF) 12-Mike Chaney[14]; 14. (DNS) 64-Cory Yeigh; 15. (DNS) 15-Brandon Ferguson.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 71-Zach Olivier[4]; 2. 1X-Aaron Foote[3]; 3. 15-Brandon Ferguson[2]; 4. 3-Matt Steuerwald[6]; 5. 14J-Jayke Glanzer[5]; 6. 35K-Brady Klaassen[1]; 7. 65J-Jeff Wittrock[7]; 8. 211-Tyler Zebell[8].

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 40-Tim Dann[5]; 2. 54-Dustin Gulbrandson[6]; 3. 18-Ivan Olivier[1]; 4. (DNF) 64-Cory Yeigh[7]; 5. (DNF) 34K-Colby Klaassen[3]; 6. (DNF) 21-Ron Howe[4]; 7. (DNF) 12-Mike Chaney[2].

2022 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig:

Parker Price-Miller - 1 (May 8)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series :

Brandon Bosma - 1 (May 8)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Matt Steuerwald - 1 (May 8)

UP NEXT -

Sunday for Spartan ER Night featuring the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks

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Justin Sanders, Michael Faccinto, Dakota Albright and Austin Struthers capture Placerville wins on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Aromas, California’s Justin Sanders is always a favorite when he signs into the pit area at Placerville Speedway and on Saturday he continued to show why, racing to his third win of the year at the track in as many starts.

Sharing victory lane with Sanders at “Mother’s Day Madness” presented by Mountain Democrat were Hanford’s Michael Faccinto with the USAC/BCRA Midgets, Waterford’s Dakota Albright with the BCRA Lightning Sprints and Placerville’s Austin Struthers in the Mtn. Democrat Mini Trucks.

The Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Car feature started off with second-year driver Landon Brooks putting the Spencer Motorsports No. 34 out front. Sanders settled into second, but it didn’t take him long to slide in front for the lead following a lap three restart. After that the “Bullring Bullet” had his way with things out front and crossed under the Ron Stahl checkered flag for his 19th career Winged 360 win at Pville.

The triumph for Sanders came aboard the always potent Dale Miller Septic/ Thompson’s Family of Dealerships No. 4sa entry. The team also took home an extra $100 courtesy of Silva Motorsports Inc. for the win. Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick raced his way up to second, followed by Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Brooks and Jacksonville, Oregon’s Tanner Holmes, who also earned the ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award to begin the evening.

Completing the top-10 in the main event were Andy Forsberg, Kyle Hirst, Tony Gomes, Blake Carrick and Jodie Robinson. A total of 35 Thompson’s Winged Sprint Cars competed at the fourth Hoosier Tire Championship Point Race.

Winged 360 finish: 1. 4SA-Justin Sanders[1]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick[5]; 3. 28-Chase Johnson[4]; 4. 34-Landon Brooks[2]; 5. 18T-Tanner Holmes[6]; 6. 92-Andy Forsberg[9]; 7. 42X-Kyle Hirst[10]; 8. 7C-Tony Gomes[18]; 9. 38B-Blake Carrick[3]; 10. 4-Jodie Robinson[8]; 11. 93-Stephen Ingraham[20]; 12. 21M-Michael Ing[15]; 13. 21-Shane Hopkins[17]; 14. 94-Greg Decaires V[13]; 15. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[11]; 16. 20-Justin Bradway[19]; 17. 68-Jayson Bright[14]; 18. 01-Andy Gregg[7]; 19. 3C-Casey Schmitz[12]; 20. 85-CJ Humphreys[16]

The USAC Western States and BCRA Midgets put on an outstanding show in their 30-lap finale. Tracy’s Austin Liggett charged into the early lead and would hold command for several laps, but the action behind him was hot and heavy. Castro Valley’s Jake Andreotti then proceeded to apply heavy pressure to Liggett and was able to snatch the lead on lap 12, until issues left him parked on the infield with 14 circuits complete.

Liggett found himself back out front for the restart but soon felt the heat in the form of Hanford’s Michael Faccinto, who eventually dove under for the top-spot on lap 22. Liggett attempted to get back by up top but banged the cushion a few laps later, which moved Oakley’s Dylan Bloomfield up to second. Bloomfield powered after his teammate and kept him honest, but at the stripe it was Faccinto claiming the win. Bloomfield finished a very respectable second over 12th starter Chase Johnson, Liggett and Brody Fuson.

USAC/BCRA Midget finish: 1. 14J-Michael Faccinto[6]; 2. 14JR-Dylan Bloomfield[3]; 3. 73X-Chase Johnson[12]; 4. 83-Austin Liggett[1]; 5. 51-Brody Fuson[8]; 6. 9-Blake Bower[10]; 7. 45-Jake Morgan[7]; 8. 21W-Ben Wiesz[16]; 9. 73-Cade Lewis[9]; 10. 7NZ-Travis Buckley[22]; 11. 8-Randi Pankratz[17]; 12. 2C-Colten Raudman[2]; 13. 77-Dave Stoltz[19]; 14. 14-Beau Lemire Rescue[21]; 15. 00-Jake Andreotti[4]; 16. 6K-Mike Snider[11]; 17. 13-Danika Jo Parker[14]; 18. 5K-Ben Worth[5]; 19. 32-Caden Sarale[13]; 20. 1K-Anthony Esberg[18]; 21. 22G-Zach Telford[15]; 22. 1X-AJ Bender[23]

The BCRA Lightning Sprints contested their annual “Tracy Taylor Memorial” on Saturday night. Elk Grove’s Matt Land sliced into the lead at the waving of the green flag and held control early on. Waterford’s Dakota Albright was picking off cars one by one however, and soon stormed into the runner up spot.

When leader Land suffered a broken shock Albright pounced on the opportunity. Once in front it was all about the defending series champ, as Albright crossed under the checkered flag for victory. Harlee Aguilera, Brandon Leedy, Hunter Kinney and Peter Paulson rounded out the top-five.

BCRA Lightning Sprint finish: 1. 35JR-Dakota Albright[6]; 2. 17F-Harlee Aguilera[2]; 3. 3F-Brandon Leedy[5]; 4. 25K-Hunter Kinney[4]; 5. 37-Peter Paulson[7]; 6. 21C-Cody Meyer[9]; 7. 91-Matt Land[3]; 8. 21J-Jayden Meyer[11]; 9. 99-gage meyers[10]; 10. 9-Scott Kinney[8]; 11. 47-Greg Dennett[1]

In the Mountain Democrat Mini Truck division it was Placerville’s Austin Struthers bringing home the win. After battling with Wyatt Lakin during the early stages Struthers pulled away at the end to earn his second victory of the season over Thomas Jensen, Paizlee Miller, Mike Miller and Lakin.

Mini Truck finish: 1. 70-Austin Struthers[4]; 2. 08JR-Thomas Jensen[3]; 3. 61-Paizlee Miller[5]; 4. 16-Mike Miller[1]; 5. 04-Wyatt Lakin[2]; 6. 12-Ted Ahart[7]; 7. 65X-Brian Tremblay[9]; 8. 75-Brycen Bragg[8]; 9. 28-Howard Miller[6]

Ful results from Saturday can be found at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1978108?fbclid=IwAR1QhkGFqA7fLJ0ma1bG5dqJbuxmBpK9XehlGrrDYHOdrFbdk8-dc22xJWY

Placerville Speedway will be dark this weekend, before resuming things with the annual John Padjen Kids Bike Night on Saturday May 21st.

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, WI, Saturday, May 7, 2022)--Following a family feud, Genoa City's Nick Simons was joined by his mom, Terry Simons, in victory lane after scoring the initial 20-lap Modified feature win of the 2022 season opener at Wilmot Raceway on Mother's Day Weekend.
Nick Simons crew feverishly worked on the car after a smoking problem in the heat race, which he still won. N. Simons took the lead from Waterford's Mike Wittenburg following a lap 7 caution with Nick's older brother, Mike Simons, also of Genoa City, in close toe. The two Simons brothers battled side by side a couple of times during the final circuits, but the younger Nick was up to the challenge scoring the checkered flag. M. Simons took second. Eagle's Steve Mueller third. Milwaukee's David Wirth fourth. New Berlin's Brad McGuire recovered from a early race caution incident to take fifth.
Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, IL scored a clean sweep in the AutoMeter/Brewington Electric Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints, posting fast time out of the 40-car field, winning a heat race and the 20-lap feature.
On a restart following a caution on lap 7, Sivia went from third to first using the high groove pulling away to the win. Tim Cox of Park City, IL finished second. Clayton Rossmann of Wadsworth, IL third. Early race leader Ryan Zielski of Oconomowoc fourth. Kansasville's Ryan Marshall fifth.
Kenosha's Blake Kreuser broke a feature winless streak by taking top honors in the 20-lap street stock main. Kreuser overtook Rob Maule of Hebron in the final half of the feature for the win. Maule ended up second. Pleasant Prairie's Josh Gehrig third. Salem's James Jaime fourth. Cody Erickson of Algonquin, IL fifth.
South Milwaukee's Jacob Balk won his first Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car feature at Wilmot in over two years taking the 20-lap season opener leading flag to flag. John Cole of McHenry, IL was second. Salem's Chris Abel third. Elkhorn's Micah Belling fourth. Salem's Ryan Johnson fifth.
Wilmot Raceway returns to action with a special Sunday, May 15 program featuring the WABAM Dirt Kings Late Model Tour in the Diamond Jim 44 in the memory of Diamond Jim.
WingLESS Sprints, Pfiefer Trailer Sales IRA Lightning Sprints and Modifieds are on the card as well.
Grandstands open at 4 p.m. for the Sunday special with races slated to get underway at 5:30 p.m. Pits will open at 2 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $25.00 for ages 12 and over. Ages 7-11 are $5.00, 6 & under admitted free. Pit passes are $30.00.
The next week features a Friday special on May 20 with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association(IRA) Outlaw Sprint Cars and the All Star Circuit of Champions in the 410 Winged Sprint Car Challenge. WingLESS Sprints and Lightning Sprints are on the all sprint car event.
Advance tickets are available on the Wilmot Raceway website. Updates are included on the website as well as the trackside raceline 262-862-2090 or the official Wilmot Raceway Facebook page.

 

Arenz, Jim Schmidt, Scholten, Hitsman stand tall in 2022 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing opener

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 7, 2022– With the customary Wisconsin spring evening chill in the air, the 62nd consecutive season of racing competition at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. opened with plenty of heated action in all four divisions, during the 2022 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing season opener on Saturday, May 7.

Defending PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls capitalized on a late-race incident between former PDTR 360 Sprint Car champions Ben Schmidt of Plymouth and Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh to earn the 25-lap Kristine Hartmann Pleasantview Realty 360 Sprint Car main event victory.

Jim Schmidt of Cleveland outdueled his son, Justin, to capture the season opening- Sheboygan’s County B93.7 25-lap Late Model A-main.

Luke Scholten of Oostburg rolled to victory in the 25-lap Oostburg Automotive Grand National A main and JonathanHitsman of Sheboygan used a late-race pass to secure the 25-lap Next Step Insurance B Mod A-main triumph.

After drawing the pole position, Arenz bolted into the lead on the drop of the green flag of the 25-lap 360 Sprint Car headliner as fourth starter Ben Schmidt ducked into second in the running order.

By lap 4, Arenz had caught the rear of the field on the multi-groove racing surface. On lap 7, the red flag was displayed when Will Gerrits of Waupun flipped in turn one.

On the restart, sixth starter Brandon McMullen made a bold move along the low line to sweep past Schmidt into second in turn two. Four laps later, Arenz found himself bogged down by heavy lapped traffic, which allowed McMullen to close the gap significantly.

On lap 11, Arenz made slight contact with a lapped car along the high groove as McMullen bolted into the lead along the low line exiting turn four. McMullen proceeded to power away from Arenz over the next five laps before Schmidt worked past Arenz to take over second on lap 16 and quickly set his sights on McMullen for the lead.

One lap later, Schmidt made a big run on McMullen along the low line entering turn three. However, contact between the two cars sent Schmidt flipping and resulted in damage to McMullen’s car to bring out the second red flag of the race.

With Schmidt out of the race and McMullen relegatedto the pit area to make repairs before restarting the race at the rear of the field, Arenz regained the lead on the ensuing restart. Arenz pulled away on the restart before 2018 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Justin Miller of Plymouthspun in turn three on lap 18 to bring out a yellow flag.

Following the final restart, 2008 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett, who started eighth, and fifth starter Tim Haddy of Waupun waged an epic battle for second in the closing laps.

Fassbender and Haddy, two of the most experienced drivers in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car division, exchanged multiple slide jobs over the final seven circuits before Haddy emerged with the runner-up spot with two laps remaining.

Meanwhile, Arenz shot out to a commanding lead down the stretch en route to his 11th career PDTR 360 Sprint Car and 23rd overall Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main victory.

Haddy finished second, Fassbender was third, Doug Wondra of Oakfield charged from the 14th starting spot to finish fourth and Waldo’s Chris Clayton placed fifth, after starting 16th.

Late Model rookie Bill Edler of Howards Grove outdueled polesitter Kevin Baldry of Omro to lead the opening lap of the 25-lap Late Model main event. On lap 2, the lone caution of the race appeared for an incident in turn three.

Jim Schmidt of Cleveland, who started fourth, flexed his muscle on the restart to power around Edler and into the top spot utilizing the high groove of the third-mile clay oval. On lap 6, four-time defending PDTR Late Model champion Justin Schmidt, who started fifth, moved past Baldry and Edler to secure second.

Justin Schmidt ducked low to pressure Jim Schmidt for the lead on lap 7, but was unable to make the pass attempt stick. Five laps later, Jim Schmidt made slight contact witha lapped car, which allowed Justin Schmidt to close the gap significantly.

As Jim Schmidt weaved his way through lapped traffic, Justin Schmidt again ducked low to mount another bid for the lead in turn four on lap 20. However, once again Jim Schmidt successfully fended off his son’ challenge and held on over the final five laps to notch his 17th career PDTR Late Model A-main victory.

Justin Schmidt had to settle for second, sixth starter Justin Ritchie of New London finished third, Charlie Schmidt of Oostburg finished fourth after starting eighth and Baldry rounded out the top five.

Polesitter Steven Ruh of Elkhart Lake powered into the lead in the Bender Racing 89 car on the drop of the green flag in the 25-lap Grand National A main. On lap 2, fourth starter Luke Scholten used the outside groove to challenge Ruh for the lead.

Ruh and Scholten then proceeded to put on a racing clinic over the next 15 laps as they traded the lead back and forth on multiple occasions in an entertaining side-by-side duel.

With Ruh holding strong on the low line, Scholten skillfully worked the high groove to finally gain the top spot for good on lap 16. As Scholten pulled away over the final nine laps, 2019 PDTR Grand National champion Tyler Kulow of Plymouth, who started third, slipped past Ruh to take second on lap 23.

Scholten went on to post his 16th career PDTR Grand National A-main triumph, Kulow placed second, Ruh wound up third, 2008 PDTR Grand National champ Matt Yancey of Sheboygan placed fourth after starting fifth and Donny Kulow of Elkhart Lake, who started second, placed fifth.

Rory Welch of Grafton grabbed the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap B Mod A main from the pole. On lap three, third starter Shane Long of Sheboygan Falls moved under Welch to take the lead in turn four.

By lap 13, Long had built up a full straightaway lead over Welch. Four laps later, the lone caution flag of the race appeared when Welch and Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls collided exiting turn four.

Following the restart, ninth starter Jon Hitsman of Sheboygan powered into second and quickly closed in on Long for the top spot. On lap 21, Hitsman used the high line to pull even with Long. The two drivers dueled side by side over the next two laps, before Hitsman gained the lead in turn two on lap 23.

Hitsman held on over the final two laps to rack up his third career PDTR B Mod A-main victory. Shane Long placed second, Jonathan Baumann of Sheboygan, who started fourth, placed third, fifth starter Andy Welter of Hartford placed fourth and Spencer Long of Sheboygan Falls finished fifth after starting 10th.

Tony Wondraof Campbellsport won the 15-lap PDTR 360 Sprint B main.

The first PDTR program of the 2022 season was sponsored by Collins State Bank.

PDTR action featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals and B Mods is scheduled to resume with Fire, Police and Emergency Medical Services Night on Saturday, May 14. All firefighters, police officers and emergency medical services personnel will receive free admission with a valid identification.

Spectator gates open at 3:30 p.m. with hot laps at 4:30 p.m. and racing at 5 p.m.

The new book “Racing Recollections – Plymouth Racetrack Fans& Drivers 1950-2021” by Dennis Darovich of Sheboygan, George Baumann of Waupun and Verla Peichl of Sheboygan Falls will be available for purchase at every race during the 2022 PDTR season, as well as at the Sheboygan County Fair office during regular business hours and online at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.

KRISTINE HARTMANN PLEASANTVIEW REALTY 360 SPRINT CARS

HEAT 1 1, Cole Possi 2, Will Gerrits 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Katelyn Krebsbach 5, Justin Miller 6, Chris Clayton 7, Blake Wondra 8, Tony Wondra 9, Bill Taylor.

HEAT 2 1, Tim Haddy 2, Anthony Knierim 3, Brandon Berth 4, Doug Wondra 5, Spyder Akright 6, Mike Yurmanovich 7, Dylan Winkel (DNS) 8, Tommy Colburn (DNS) 9, Jack Vanderboom (DNS).

HEAT 3 1,Brandon McMullen 2, Justin Erickson 3, Travis Arenz 4, Lance Fassbender 5, Chris Larson 6, Preston Ruh 7, Paul Pokorski 8, J.J. Pagel 9, Tyler Brabant (DNS).

B MAIN 1, Tony Wondra 2, Chris Larson 3, Paul Pokorski 4, Bill Taylor 5, Blake Wondra 6, Tommy Colburn 7, J.J. Pagel 8, Preston Ruh 9, Jack Vanderboom (DNS) 10, Dylan Winkel (DNS) 11, Tyler Brabant (DNS).

A MAIN 1, Travis Arenz 2, Tim Haddy 3, Lance Fassbender 4, Doug Wondra 5, Chris Clayton 6, Justin Erickson 7, Tony Wondra 8, Anthony Knierim 9, Brandon McMullen 10, Paul Pokorski 11, Cole Possi12, Mike Yurmanovich 13, Blake Wondra 14, Chris Larson 15, Justin Miller 16, Bill Taylor 17, Spyder Akright 18, Tommy Colburn 19, Katelyn Krebsbach 20, Ben Schmidt 21, Brandon Berth 22, Will Gerrits.

 

 

CORY BROWN EARNS THIRD CONSECUTIVE ADOBE MOUNTAIN WMR WIN

Glendale, Ariz. (May 7, 2022) – Peoria, Ariz.’s Cory Brown scored his third consecutive Adobe Mountain Speedway victory on Saturday night in Glendale with the Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction.

Brown and Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse won the eight lap heat races on the 1/5th mile dirt bullring north of Phoenix. Brown drew the pole after the top four drivers participated in a redraw, starting alongside Phoenix’s Lonnie Oliver. Hawse started the feature in third.

The 20-lap race was led from the green flag by Brown while fourth-starting Drake Edwards advanced to second by lap five. Edwards spun and got collected by Oliver for a caution on lap 12. Hawse and Surprise, Ariz’s Kyle Huttenhow emerged second and third on the restart and never relinquished those positions, either.

Brown topped Hawse, Huttenhow and Goodyear, Ariz. drivers Tyler High and Chloe High as the top-five finishers.

Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction returns to NorCal for a double-header weekend on May 13 and 14, racing at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway then making its first 2022 stop at Petaluma Speedway.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

May 7, 2022 – Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 20 Kyle Hawse; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 29 Cory Brown

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 29 Cory Brown, 2. 20 Kyle Hawse, 3. 57 Kyle Huttenhow, 4. 33AZ Tyler High, 5. 3AZ Chloe High, 6. 22 Lonnie Oliver, 7. 27AZ Randy Dutra, 8. 86 Drake Edwards

 

 

Kyle Cummins Wins at Macon Speedway with POWRi National Midget League
Belleville, IL. (5/7/22) Kyle Cummins would use late-race dramatics at Macon Speedway to seal his first career Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League presented by Realty Connect feature victory after an intense thirty-lap thriller.

Early Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competition of the twenty-four entries would find Joe B Miller clock the quickest hot-lap time with an 11.036-second lap. Cannon McIntosh, Jade Avedisian, and Chase McDermand would all notch heat racing victories with Kyle Cummins earning the high-point qualifier award after racing from starting seventh to finishing second to earn the feature’s first starting spot.

Launching the field on the initial green flag launch would find Kyle Cummins and Cannon McIntosh battling intently into turns one and two with McIntosh gaining the early running advantage over the field of hungry POWRi National Midget League competitors.

Leading for the majority of the feature event, McIntosh would appear to be well on his way to capturing the feature victory until late-race restarts would bunch the field back together and give Kyle Cummins a chance at high-side hustling to the front.

Using the final few laps of diamond-driving the corners, Kyle Cummins would snatch the victory away from McIntosh and hold the front for the final laps of the thirty-lap feature event.

“I simply don’t like running the bottom,” said a victorious Kyle Cummins in the Macon Speedway victory lane. Adding “This means a lot for this whole team, I have never been here before and the crew really won this for me, this car was awesome tonight”.

Macon Speedway event would witness Cummins securing his initial career POWRi National Midget League victory as one-time leader McIntosh placed a close runner-up and with Chase McDermand finishing in a hard-fought third position. Taylor Reimer and Maria Cofer would battle late with Reimer gaining the advantage to earn fourth and leaving Cofer to round out the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League top-five in the fantastic feature finale.

POWRi National Midget League | Macon Speedway | ILLIANA Showdown | 5/7/22:
Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 51B-Joe B Miller (11.036)
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1 Winner: 08-Cannon McIntosh
Auto Meter Heat Race 2 Winner: 84-Jade Avedisian
Schure Built Suspension Heat Race 3 Winner: 40-Chase McDermand
MVT Services High Point Qualifier: 3G-Kyle Cummins
Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 4k-Kayla Roell (+11)
Lucas Oil | Realty Connect Feature Winner: 3G-Kyle Cummins

Lucas Oil/Realty Connect A Feature 1(30 Laps): 1. 3G-Kyle Cummins[1]; 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh[2]; 3. 40-Chase McDermand[3]; 4. 25K-Taylor Reimer[6]; 5. 57-Maria Cofer[7]; 6. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[4]; 7. 56-Mitchell Davis[9]; 8. 21K-Karter Sarff[8]; 9. 87-Jace Park[13]; 10. 97-Brenham Crouch[16]; 11. 84-Jade Avedisian[5]; 12. 5M-Michael Magic[20]; 13. 4K-Kayla Roell[24]; 14. 36-Chris Baue[21]; 15. 26-Chance Crum[10]; 16. 16C-Devin Camfield[15]; 17. 61-Jacob Denney[18]; 18. 71E-Mariah Ede[12]; 19. 51B-Joe B Miller[17]; 20. 97A-Will Armitage[19]; 21. 77W-Joey Wirth[11]; 22. 21-Emilio Hoover[22]; 23. 17B-Austin Barnhill[14]; 24. 10C-Dalton Camfield[23].

Advanced Racing Suspension Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh[4]; 2. 3G-Kyle Cummins[7]; 3. 71E-Mariah Ede[1]; 4. 26-Chance Crum[5]; 5. 61-Jacob Denney[2]; 6. 17B-Austin Barnhill[8]; 7. 5M-Michael Magic[3]; 8. 21-Emilio Hoover[6].

Auto Meter Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Jade Avedisian[1]; 2. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[4]; 3. 56-Mitchell Davis[3]; 4. 77W-Joey Wirth[5]; 5. 87-Jace Park[7]; 6. 16C-Devin Camfield[8]; 7. 36-Chris Baue[2]; 8. 10C-Dalton Camfield[6].

Schure Built Suspension Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 40-Chase McDermand[2]; 2. 25K-Taylor Reimer[1]; 3. 57-Maria Cofer[4]; 4. 21K-Karter Sarff[6]; 5. 97-Brenham Crouch[5]; 6. 51B-Joe B Miller[7]; 7. 97A-Will Armitage[8]; 8. 4K-Kayla Roell[3].

The Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget Leagues presented by Realty Connect will next witness open-wheel action the weekend of May 13-14 with Valley Speedway’s Mid-MO State Nationals followed by the Open Wheel Showdown at Lucas Oil Speedway, both nights with the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League also on the racing agenda.

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American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) Midgets……..Brian Carber of Pipersville, PA won last Saturday night’s 20-lap ARDC Midget race at New Egypt Speedway. Heat Winners were Kenney Johnson and Jeff Champagne, both cars out of the Kenney Johnson Motorsports stable. With a #6 pill drawn to determine the invert it would place Carber starting outside the second row in the fourth place. At the drop of the green he would make quick work of the front row and have clear sailing until the checkers. With Carber clearly out front, the Kenney Johnson team cars would fight amongst themselves for the second spot with Kenney winning that battle over Jeff Champagne. The action was exciting throughout the field on a smooth slick track provided by New Egypt Speedway.

Next up, the ARDC Midgets will compete at the historic Bedford Speedway, in Bedford PA on Friday May 20th alongside the Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, and USAC East Coast Sprints with all cars being topless.

Heat Winners: Kenney Johnson, Jeff Champagne

Feature Line up: 1.) Mark Sokol 2.) Trevor Dunn 3.) Michael Markey 4.) Brian Carber 5.) Kenney Johnson 6.) Jeff Champagne 7.) Randy Mausteller 8.) JR Booth 9.) Shawn Jackson 10.) Zach Curtis 11) Mike Bissinger 12) Steve Buckwalter

Feature Finish: 1.) Brian Carber 2.) Kenney Johnson 3.) Jeff Champagne 4.) Michael Markey 5.) Mark Bittinger 6.) Trevor Dunn 7.) Zach Curtis 8.) Steve Buckwalter 9.) Mark Sokol 10.) JR Booth

DNS: Shawn Jackson, Randy Mausteller

 

 

Andy Forsberg, Dan Jinkerson, Nick Baldwin and Ben Wiesz pick up Placerville wins on First Responders Night

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Auburn’s Andy Forsberg and Roseville’s Jodie Robinson thrilled the Placerville Speedway crowd on hand Saturday, putting on an exhilarating race right down to the end with the Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars.

Lapped traffic made things interesting, but at the Ron Stahl checkered flag it was Forsberg who picked up his 67th career Sprint Car win at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds venue. Sharing victory on First Responders Night were Dan Jinkerson with the Mountain Democrat Limited Late Models, Nick Baldwin with the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and Ben Wiesz with the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association.

Early in the 25-lap Sprint Car feature it was all about Robinson, as she pulled out to a healthy lead. Once lapped traffic came into play however, it gave Forsberg the chance to close in. The duo proceeded to race back and forth up front until Forsberg assumed command on lap nine. The veteran then worked lapped traffic like a magician, weaving his way through while keeping the field at bay.

As the race wound down though Forsberg would get bogged down in traffic, which allowed Robinson to make a final bid at victory. She was able to pull alongside on lap 23, but Forsberg got the drive up high and scooted away to grab the win. Robinson, Shane Hopkins, Trent Canales and Joey Ancona rounded out the top-five in the main event. Forsberg also took home the extra $100 courtesy of Silva Motorsports and began the evening by claiming the $100 ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust fast time award.

Winged 360 finish: 1. 92-Andy Forsberg[2]; 2. 4-Jodie Robinson[1]; 3. 21-Shane Hopkins[3]; 4. 5C-Trent Canales[5]; 5. 88A-Joey Ancona[7]; 6. 7C-Ryan Robinson[15]; 7. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[6]; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox[8]; 9. 93-Stephen Ingraham[9]; 10. 94-Greg Decaires V[10]; 11. 20-Michael Ing[18]; 12. 46-Jeremy Wilson[20]; 13. 8JR-Brian McGahan Jr[4]; 14. 85-CJ Humphreys[11]; 15. 98-Chris Masters[12]; 16. 9L-Luke Hayes[16]; 17. 77-Ryan Lippincott[19]; 18. 33T-Jimmy Trulli[17]; 19. 15-Michael Sellers[14]; 20. 25-Justin Johnson[13]

 

Full results from Saturday can be found at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1974537?fbclid=IwAR3TiJ5TEmB0R4pEAY_IXhOGr_c3j25IRVMTnDbYUJyItA8Wc0RUV9OfZaQ

 

 

Santos Completes Must See Weekend Sweep At South Boston

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (April 30, 2022) – What took Bobby Santos nearly half the race on Friday night at South Boston Speedway took less than two laps Saturday night. It also ended in the same result.

Santos secured his second straight Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro victory to open the 2022 season by surging from fourth on the grid to the top spot in less than two laps. He passed outside polesitter Joe Liguori in turn three on lap two of 30 and led the remaining distance.

The Franklin, Mass., native beat eventual runner-up Jacob Dolinar by 8.978 seconds at the checkered flag to complete a sweep of Sentara Healthcare American Sprint Car Weekend at the four-tenths-mile paved oval. It was his fourth career win with the winged 410 pavement sprint car tour.

“The guys did a great job and really gave me everything that I needed again,” said Santos in victory lane. “I just hope that everyone is OK (for the next race out), because a lot of guys had tough luck this weekend with motors and other things … and you never want to see that in a series as competitive as this one. That’s a bit of a bummer as a group, but it was a lot of fun racing this winged car tonight.”

The most exciting moment of the feature came after Santos had taken the checkered flag, when Dolinar and Liguori touched wheels exiting the final corner while battling for runner-up honors.

That contact sent Liguori spinning into the inside wall, destroying his Hurricane Chassis No. 13, while Dolinar crossed the finish line just ahead of Liguori.

“I had a really good run on the outside. I was past him, from what I could tell, coming out of the corner,” Dolinar explained afterward. “Joe told me that his front wheels locked (up), and he just didn’t have any turn coming up out of the corner and slid up into me. We’re lucky we didn’t end up crashed as well.

“Just a good night for us, though. Second’s not what we want, but we’re getting closer to a victory.”

Despite being backward and having pieces flying off his race car, Liguori still managed to reach the checkered flag and was scored with a third-place finish.

“We were just really tight,” Liguori lamented, taking responsibility for the crash. “As soon as I saw [Dolinar] on the outside, I tried to race him up off the corner and basically just pushed right up the track. When I rolled out of it to give him the spot, the car just went right up into him.

“I guess I kind of did it to myself,” he added. “I don’t want his guys to think I was trying to run him into the fence, because that wasn’t what I was after at all. We’ll be back with a new car for the next race.”

Just one caution flag slowed the pace Saturday, waving on lap 17 and erasing a three-quarter lap lead that Santos had built up over the rest of the field.

Night one fast qualifier Charlie Schultz, who set the all-time South Boston Speedway track record at 12.051 seconds Friday, finished fourth and two-time Must See Racing champion Troy DeCaire was fifth.

Santos set fast time to open the program Saturday, turning a lap of 12.321 seconds (116.874 mph) in his Richard Fieler-owned No. 22a. Rick Holley and Liguori split the pair of eight-lap heat races held prior to the main event.

The Must See Racing sprint car season continues May 27-28 at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway with the second annual American Speed U.S. Nationals. Full programs will be contested on both nights.

For more information on Must See Racing, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; South Boston Speedway; South Boston, Va.; April 30, 2022

Qualifying (single-lap): 1. Bobby Santos, 22a, 12.321-Fieler; 2. Charlie Schultz, 9s, 12.478-Reiser; 3. Joe Liguori, 13, 12.644-Liguori; 4. Jacob Dolinar, 48, 12.834-Carter; 5. Troy DeCaire, 36, 13.132-Statham; 6. Tom Jewell, 7, 13.574-Fogel; 7. Rick Holley, 85, 13.726-Holley; 8. Joshua Sexton, 3k, 13.857-Koyan; 9. Todd McQuillen, 2k, 14.050-Koyan; 10. Anthony Linkenhoker, 4, 15.259-Linkenhoker; 11. Jimmy McCune, 88, NT-McCune; 12. Jeff Bloom, 26, NT-Bloom.

Heat #1 (8 laps): 1. Rick Holley, 2. Joshua Sexton, 3. Anthony Linkenhoker, 4. Todd McQuillen, 5. Jimmy McCune (DNS), 6. Jeff Bloom (DNS).

Heat #2 (8 laps): 1. Joe Liguori, 2. Bobby Santos, 3. Jacob Dolinar, 4. Charlie Schultz, 5. Troy DeCaire, 6. Tom Jewell.

Engine Pro Feature (30 laps): 1. Bobby Santos [4], 2. Jacob Dolinar [1], 3. Joe Liguori [2], 4. Charlie Schultz [3], 5. Troy DeCaire [5], 6. Tom Jewell [6], 7. Joshua Sexton [8], 8. Rick Holley [7], 9. Anthony Linkenhoker [10], 10. Todd McQuillen [9], 11. Jeff Bloom [11], 12. Jimmy McCune (DNS).

Lap Leader(s): Jacob Dolinar Grid, Joe Liguori 1, Bobby Santos 2-30.

Hard Charger: #22a – Bobby Santos (+3)

 

 

Wayne County Speedway - GLSS results release

ORRVILLE - Danny Sams III had the equivalent of a perfect game in baseball, 300 game in bowling, triple-double in hoops, and an ace in golf all rolled into one Saturday night at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway.

The North Port, Florida driver has now established a new benchmark in sprint car racing, too.

Sams swept the evening’s festivities by leading every lap of the headlining Great Lakes Super Sprint car series and the speedway’s Pine Tree Towing and Recovery 410 25-lap features at the 3-8-mile oval near Orrville.

Sams completed the feat in dominating fashion by leading from start to finish in his 360 heat race, and for good measure sat quick time in the GLSS portion of the event before stopping the clocks with a fourth-best lap during 410 qualifying. Sams collected a pair of $2,000 checks for his night’s efforts.

Mansfield’s Kyle Moore returned to victory lane by winning the 20-lap Elite Ammunition modified main event with Just Cranmore capturing the thrilling 12-lap JoyRide mini stock feature.

Saturday night, however, belonged to Sams in his Roofing Pro, Owens-Corning roofing materials-backed 24D entries.

Sams started the Michigan-based GLSS main from inside row two, and quickly built a commanding lead by the fifth circuit with series regulars Brad Lamberson, Tyler Rankin, Max Stambaugh, and Greg Dalman in tow.

Disaster struck both Lamberson and Rankin on lap 14, though, with mechanical issues sending both pitside, with Stambaugh inheriting second on lap 17 with Dalman, Phil Gressman, and Dustin Daggett now in the top five. Stambaugh closed to within striking distance at the stripe, but ran out of laps at the finish, giving the Floridian his first GLSS victory in a year.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve been to victory lane, but our car was great all night long and the track was perfect,” said Sams. “We fly up here every weekend to race, and l can’t thank my mom and dad and all the great people enough who make this all possible.”

The modifieds hit the ultra-fast “Orrville’s Historic Oval” next, with Scott Peltz and and multi-time WCS winner Moore pacing the field. Although Moore built a comfortable lead early, Colton Shaw, last week’s winner, and Nick Young dicing it up for second and third with Peltz, Ron Miller, Ryan Robey, and Garrett Rons following.

Shaw's night came to a halt on lap 10 with mechanical woes, as Moore stretched his advantage at the stripe to straightaway in his Larry Reed Motorsports, Ports Petroleum-backed R88 ahead of Young, Peltz, Miller, and WCS super stock ace Jimmy Humphrey.

“(Larry) called me on Sunday and asked if l wanted to run his car tonight, and here we are,” Moore said. “I’m not sure what are plans are for the rest of the season, but hopefully it will be more of this (victory lane).”

The 410 sprints were up next, and you guessed it, with Sams occupying the pole and Tyler Street alongside. Sams jumped to the top spot, as WCS regular Henry Malcuit moved into second on lap four and Andrew Palker joining the fray to third a circuit later.

Although Malcuit brought his No. 70 machine to within 10 car lengths at the stripe, it was Sams picking up his second win of the night followed by Palker in the McClure No. 9, with Street, Chris Myers, Stambaugh in sixth for his second top-10 of the evening, Jordan Ryan, Danny Mumaw, GLSS regular Rankin, and Zach Ames completing the top 10.

“I try to stay in shape during the week when we are in Florida, and it paid off tonight,” said Sams. “Again, l can’t thank all the great people involved with our team, and especially Rocky Anderson from Michigan who makes this all happen.”

For the second time in as many weeks, the mini stocks closed the night with another fantastic finish. Cranmore and Billy Parsons brought the field to the green, with Cranmore holding the top spot with last week’s winner Doug Hensel grabiing second on lap five as Kyle Petit, Jordan James, and Travis Hutton rode in the top five.

Cranmore and Hensel waged a torrid battle through lapped traffic with James moving to third by lap nine. A caution with two to go again bunched the field, with Cranmore hanging on to the top spot at the stripe followed by James, Hensel, Hutton and Petit.

Wayne County Speedway returns to action next Saturday night with its regular five-division show with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) joining the 410 sprints.

GLSS sprints (18 cars)

Fast qualifier- Sams

Heat 1 - Sams 24D, Stambaugh 5M, Gressman 7C, Frank Neill 88, Eli Lakin 70, Caleb Harmon 11H

Heat 2 - Daggett 85, Lamberson 27, Ryan Ruhl 25M, Jay Steinebach 10S, Matt Cogley 55, Shane Simmons 07

Heat 3 – Rankin 16C, Dalman 49, Keith Sheffer Jr., 86, Logan Easterday 87, RJ Payne 33, Brayton Phillips 0

Feature (25 laps) - Sams III, Stambaugh, Dalman, Gressman, Daggett, Neill, Lakin, Sheffer Jr., Easterday, Steinebach, Cogley, Payne, Lamberson, Rankin, Harmon, Phillips, Ruhl, Simmons

410 sprints (21 cars)

Fast qualifier – Rankin

Heat 1 – Rankin 16C, Sams 24D, Ryan 25, Nick Patterson 23, Wyatt Zimmerman 14Z, Aaron Middaugh 91, Jason Dolick D12

Heat 2 – Street 4*, Chris Myers 38K, Malcuit 70, Jamie Myers 1, Leyton Wagner 38, Dylan Kingan 7, Joe Adorjan 2

Heat 3- Stambaugh 5M, Palker 9, Mumaw 16, Ames 8, Danial Burkhart 20, Broc Martin 83, Jonah Aumend 6

Feature (25 laps) - Sams III, Malcuit, Palker, Street, C. Myers, Stambaugh, Ryan, Mumaw, Rankin, Ames, Patterson, J. Myers, Middaugh, Kingan, Adorjan, Wagner, Martin, Dolick, Aumend, Burkhart, Zimmerman

Modifieds (12 cars)

Fast qualifier - (Moore)

Heat 1 – Moore R88, Shaw 01, Rons 9, Robey 69, Humphrey 60, Mark Gardiner 99

Heat 2 – Young 42, Peltz 15, Miller 185, Richard Grogg 78, Andrew Myers 59M, Robbie ledger 33

Feature (20 laps) - Moore, Young, Miller, Peltz, Humphrey, Robey, Grogg, Rons, Shaw, Myers, Gardiner, Ledger

Mini stocks (23 cars)

Fast qualifier – Johnny Bruce Sr.

Heat 1 – Bruce Sr., 311, Petit 23, Dustin Bedlion 18X, James 83, Ryan Carder 3C, Kevin Markey 420, Chris Mullinex 81, Kelsey Coburn 18C, Cody Musselman 7C, Matt Short 11, Darrell Taylor 092, Anthony Collins 71

Heat 2- Cranmore 2, Hensel 18, Parsons 3, Hutton 89, Mitch Reichard 29, Kenny Long 711, David Dawson 98, Daniel Spayde 36, JR Graser 12, Clayton Evans 54, David Potter 100

Feature (12 laps) - Cranmore, James, Hensel, Hutton, petit, Parsons, Carder, Bedlion, Long, Reichard, Collins, Dawson, Mullinex, Musselman, Coburn, Graser, Short, Potter, Markey, Bruce Sr., Taylor, Evans, Spayde

 

 

Beamer’s Hard Fought Battle Earns Him Career First Win at Clinton County Speedway

Mill Hall, PA – Josh Beamer of Picture Rocks, has always been a contender to win in the RaceSaver Sprint Car division at the Clinton County Speedway. On Friday night, Beamer parked his #85 in victory lane after a three car battle for the lead while in heavy lapped traffic in an event that almost went nonstop. Other winners of the night included: AY Schilling of Linden the Pro Stock, Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven in the 270 Micro Sprints, Cody Hauck of Milton in the 600 Micro Sprints and Montgomery’s Blake Snyder in the Four Cylinders.

Lock Haven’s Dakota Schweikart and former 3 Time Track Champion. Daryl Stimeling of Lewistown started on the front row for the feature event. Schweikart took the early lead with Scranton’s Johnny Smith moving into second, and fifth place starter, Josh Beamer took over the third position. On lap number six Smith passed Schweikart, as the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic.

As the race continued, the top three weaved their way through lapped traffic at a furious pace. Smith would put two cars between him and the second place car of Schweikart and a few laps later Schweikart and Beamer would be on Smith’s back bumper. On lap number ten, Smith had his hands full, with Schweikart and Beamer followed by Stimeling and Ken Duke Jr.

On lap number 20, Beamer passed Schweikart and Smith to take the lead. The top three drivers were all in contention as they continued to race through lapped traffic. On the white flap lap, the event's only caution came out for Owen Dim who spun in turn number two. The restart created a one lap dash to the checkered. Beamer protected the low side entering turns one and two forcing Smith to the top side of the speedway. Beamer barely held the lead as he and Smith raced hard into turn numbers three and four. As they exited, Smith tried one more move and spun at the exit of turn four, collecting Schweikart, as Beamer crossed the line to claim the victory. “We’ve been racing RaceSaver for three years now, and I didn’t know if this day would come, “said an excited Beamer in Victory Lane. “I knew Smith was there and I didn’t need that caution on the final lap. I knew my best shot was to protect the bottom.”

Ken Duke finished second, Jarrett Cavalet was third, Garrett Bard was fourth, and Christian Rumsey completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Tylor Cochran, Jeffrey Weaver, Daryl Stimeling, Dustin Prettyleaf and Ryan Kissinger. Heat races were won by Scott Lutz, Beamer and Smith. Eric Mathiot won the B-main.

Noah Kissinger and AY Schilling started on the front row of the Pro Stock main event. Schilling took the lead at the drop of the green flag. Corey Long moved into second place on lap number four, shuffling Kissinger back to third followed by Noah Jensen and Brandon Moser. At the race's midway point, Schilling, Long and Moser continued in the top three, as Tommy Dawson and Ray Rothfuss moved into the top five. AJ Stroup moved into fifth on lap number twelve. Two laps later Stoup took the fourth place position from Rothfuss. Schilling continued to lead every lap to claim his 58th career win at the speedway, currently second on the all-time win list. Long finished second, Moser was third, Stroup fourth and Rothfuss was fifth. Sixth through tenth were John Bouse, Kissinger, Josh Butler, Thomas Moon and Noah Jensen. Heat races were won by Jensen and Kissinger.

Corey Stabley led the first two circuits of the 270 Micro Sprint Feature. Stabley started on the outside of row number one alongside Mathew Dixon. By the completion of lap number three, firth place starter Jeffrey Weaver found his way to the front and passed Stabley for the lead. At the midpoint of the race, Weaver was being chased by Stabley, Cody Seigel, Brayden Spencer, Timmy Bittner. A lap eleven caution came out when Levi Brungard’s car stopped on the speedway. Weaver was able to hold off the challenges of Seigel, followed by Spencer, Bittner and Stabley. Sixth through tenth were Zach Glass, Michael Petock, Logan Hammaker, Devan Blose, and Tom Quiggle. Heat races were won by Sean McAndrew, Glass, and Weaver.

Timmy Bittner and Cody Hauck brought the field of 600 Micro Sprints to the green flag. Hauck took the lead as the duo battled into turn number one. Johnny Smith advanced into the runner up position during the second lap and set his sights on Hauck. By the completion of lap number five, Hauck led Smith, Trevor Teats, Jeffrey Weaver and Sierra Hauck. Teats took the runner up position on lap number seven. Hauck continued to lead the final laps to post his first win of the season over Teats, Weaver, Sierra Hauck and JT Ferry. Sixth through tenth were Mason Peters, Timmy Bittner, Ethan Cunningham, Johnny Smith and Will Fisher. Heat races were won by Sierra Hauck and Cody Hauck.

In the Four Cylinder main event, Cody Beaver and Donald Wynn started on the front row. Beaver led the first two laps, as fifth place starter, Blake Snyder marched his way to the front. By lap number three, Snyder made a pass for the lead. On lap number 5, the red flag waved when last week’s feature winner, Hunter Flook rolled his car in turns 1 and 2. The driver was okay. Upon the restart, Snyder continued to lead with Scott Englert, Beaver, Joey Snook and Anthony Potter running in the top five. The leaders began to encounter lapped traffic on lap number ten, as Snyder raced to his first win of the year. Englert, Beaver, Snook and Potter completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Chris Small, Donald Wynn, Adam Harris, Toby Maines and Damian Hand. Heat races were won by Andrew Rickets, Flook, and Dylan Craft.

The Clinton County Speedway will feature the Limited Late Models, this coming Friday Night, May 6th. Also on the card will be the Pro Stocks, 270 Micros and the 4 Cylinders. Gates will open at 5PM and Racing begins at 7PM. For the latest speedway information, visit www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or follow us on our social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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SPRINT CARS: 1. Josh Beamer 2. Ken Duke Jr. 3. Jarrett Cavalet 4. Garrett Bard 5. Christopher Rumsey 6. Tylor Cochran 7. Jeffrey Weaver 8. Daryl Stimeling 9. Dustin Prettyleaf 10. Ryan Kissinger 11. Cory Brungard 12. Scott Lutz 13. Johnny Smith 14. Dakota Schweikart 15. Dale Schweikart 16. Austin Greenland 17. Ryan Lynn 18. Zach Rhodes 19. Timmy Bittner 20. Kyle Knopp 21. Owen Dimm 22. Levi Brungard 23. Eric Mathiot 24. Mariah Romig DNS Erick Knopp, Kruz Kepner, Wyatt Walizer

PRO STOCKS: 1. AY Schilling 2. Cory Long 3. Brandon Moser 4. AJ Stroup 5. Ray Rothfuss 6. Johnny Bouse 7. Noah Kissinger 8. Josh Butler 9. Thomas Moon 10. Noah Jensen 11. Robert Tressler 12. Logan Hile 13. Rich Fye 14. Kris Orwig 15. Mike Wright 16. Todd Geyer 17. Kurt Wray

270 MICRO SPRINTS: 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Cody Seigel 3. Brayden Spencer 4. Timmy Bittner 5. Cory Stabley 6. Zach Glass 7. Michael Petock 8. Logan Hammaker 9. Devan Blose 10. Tom Quiggle 11. Mac Wert 12. Levi Brungard 13. Shaun Musser 14. Evan Dickey 15. Mitchell Holden 16. Lee Daugherty 17. Larry Dickey 18. Josie Wendy 19. Matt Dixon 20. Sean McAndrew 21. Matthew Dixon 22. Ryan McAndrew 23. Tyler Clowes

600 MICRO SPRINTS: 1. Cody Hauck 2. Trevor Teats 3. Jeffrey Weaver 4. Sierra Hauck 5. JT Ferry 6. Mason Peters 7. Timmy Bittner 8. Ethan Cunningham 9. Johnny Smith 10. Will Fisher 11. Mike Swisher 12. Chad Waite 13. Mitchell Holden 14. Nick Wood

 

 

CAP HENRY EMERGES VICTORIOUS AFTER A WILD LAST 2-LAP SCRAMBLE FOR HIS 1ST ALL STAR SPRINT WIN OF 2022 IN THE SHARON OPENER; ECONO MODS TO JEREMY DOUBLE

April 30, 2022 

By Mike Leone

(Hartford, OH)…Sharon Speedway swung open the gates for the first time in 2022 on Saturday night as the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars presented by Mobil 1 made their first of four appearances of the season. Celebrating their wins in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane on Bala Management Night were Cap Henry-All Star Sprints and Jeremy Double-Whelen Econo Mods. Special thanks to Krill Recycling, who added $1,000 to the purse split amongst the top three finishers in the All Star feature.

Back on the All Star tour full-time for the second straight year, Cap Henry emerged victorious after a wild last two-lap scramble sneaking under new leader Brent Marks in lapped traffic off turn four on the final lap for his first Series win since July 23, 2021. Henry led only one lap, but it was the lap that counted for the $6,500 payday in the 30-lap "Buckeye Cup" main event. Just one lap prior, Marks had went third to first stealing the lead away from race long leader George Hobaugh.

“I saw Brent (Marks) miss the bottom there in the final two corners and I drove this thing in there as hard as I could- harder than I have the whole race," explained the 31-year-old Republic, Ohio driver. "I think we bumped tires there coming off of (turn) four. I didn’t do it on purpose- I just wanted to try and win one. You never want to get too confident, but this team has been doing all of the right things. We started the year off a lot better than we did last year. I’m just so proud of everyone involved.”

Marks had went third to first on the opening lap, but a caution for Brandon Spithaler created a complete restart and this time pole-sitter Hobaugh took off in the lead over Henry and Marks with Zeb Wise and Parker Price-Miller in tow. Sixth starting Justin Peck moved into the top five on lap four passing Price-Miller then grabbed fourth when he drove around Wise on lap seven; meanwhile, Hobaugh had opened up a straightaway lead when he caught lapped traffic.

As Hobaugh continued to lead through traffic, Marks and Henry raced side-by-side for several laps with Marks getting by on lap 12. After falling out of the top five, Price-Miller got by Wise followed by a pass of Peck for fourth on lap 16. Carl Bowser slowed to bring out the caution with 22 laps completed.

Hobaugh's advantage began to slip away late as Marks and Henry closed in. On lap 28, Henry nosed of Marks at the line for second, but entering turn one Marks made an impressive move slicing between Henry and Hobaugh to steal the lead and first career All Star win away from Hobaugh. Henry, Price-Miller, and Wise were also able to get by the fading Hobaugh on the 29th circuit.

On the final lap, Marks tried driving around Jared Zimbardi in turn three, but got caught behind Brandon Matus; Zimbardi then slid past Matus with Marks getting hung up allowing Henry to fly into turn four on the bottom and steal the win away from Marks. Henry's seventh career All Star win came by just 0.140 seconds in the Lane Racing, Blake's Hard Cider-sponsored #4. It was Henry's second career win at Sharon, but first since a $3,000 FAST-sanctioned victory on August 19, 2018.

Marks, who was looking for his second All Star win of the season, settled for second and picked up a $300 bonus from Krill Recycling. After falling back to sixth at one point, Price-Miller crossed the finish in third for his first podium finish of the season with the All Stars and earned a $200 bonus from Krill Recycling.

Wise was fourth. After leading the first 28 laps, Hobaugh faded to a disappointing fifth at the finish yet continues to shine at Sharon. Completing the top 10 were Peck, All Star points leader Tyler Courtney, Ryan Smith, Bill Balog, and Dave Blaney in his first race of 2022.

Courtney went out 39th out of 41 cars and set fast time overall in qualifying with a lap of 14.683. Blaney, Hobaugh, Balog, Peck, and Eliason won the heat races. Hobaugh also won the dash. Chris Windom copped the B main. The All Stars will return to Sharon on Tuesday, June 14 for Ohio Speedweek.

Ninth starting Jeremy Double survived a three-wide battle for the lead then snuck past Dennis Lunger, Jr. on lap 14 to win a caution-filled, time-shortened Whelen Econo Mod feature. Double's 17th career Econo Mod victory was worth $500 and came in his 2 Brothers Motorsports/King Bros./Wedge Motorsports/Russ King Racing/Malone Diesel/Bala Management/Honey Labs-sponsored #83.

"It was a pretty good night for us but I'm sure those guys weren't very happy with what happened in turn one," explained the 26-year-old Bristolville, Ohio driver regarding the three-wide battle for the lead. "It was a racing deal; there was a door open and you go for it. I hate to see Will (Thomas) tore up, but I can't just sit back and watch. I was nervous after the heat races with the lap times, but it seemed pretty good in the feature. I'm pretty happy with what we changed in the offseason."

Garrett Calvert led the first eight laps in search of his first career Sharon win; however, seventh starting Lunger made the outside work on the restart taking over on lap nine. Will Thomas III started fifth and moved into second past Calvert on lap 12 and raced side-by-side with Lunger for the lead before a caution with 13 laps completed. On the ensuing restart, it was three-wide for the lead in turns one and two with Lunger, Thomas, and Double battling it out; contact occurred with Thomas spinning and collecting two other cars.

Following another caution when drivers were told the next caution would be the checkered, Double slipped under Lunger off turn four to lead lap 14 just before yet another caution that would bring the race to a conclusion. Double is now just four wins behind Brandon Blackshear's all-time division leading mark of 21. Lunger was second over Calvert. After getting involved in an early caution, Dustin DeMattia worked his way back to fourth at the finish over Andy Buckley. Double, DeMattia, and Lunger won the heat races over the 25-car field.

Coming up next Saturday (May 7) will be a "Super Series" event featuring the "410" Sprint Cars for $3,000 to-win along with the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Whelen Econo Mods. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with grandstands at 5. Sprint group qualifying will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by racing.

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars (30 laps, $6,500 to-win): 1. CAP HENRY (Lane 4) 2. Brent Marks (19) 3. Parker Price-Miller (McGhee 11) 4. Zeb Wise (10) 5. George Hobaugh (40) 6. Justin Peck (Buch 13) 7. Tyler Courtney (Clauson-Marshall 7BC) 8. Ryan Smith (BJD 6) 9. Bill Balog (17B) 10. Dave Blaney (10) 11. Cory Eliason (Rudeen 26) 12. Hunter Schuerenberg (Vermeer 55) 13. Kyle Reinhardt (91) 14. Greg Wilson (Seeling 97) 15. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Snow 9K) 16. Sammy Swindell (Grove 70) 17. Tim Shaffer (Grove 28) 18. Sye Lynch (42) 19. Dan Kuriger (08) 20. Chris Windom (Hayward 19) 21. Brandon Spithaler (22) 22. Bradley Howard (Coldren 07) 23. Jared Zimbardi (35) 24. Brandon Matus (13) 25. Carl Bowser (11) 26. Skylar Gee (99).

DNQ for the feature: Jeremy Kornbau (27K), Dan Shetler (Pryde 29), Scott Bogucki (Snow 7), Bob Felmlee (6), Jeremy Weaver (35W), Logan McCandless (29), Scotty Thiel (73), Brett Brunkenhoefer (47), Nathen McDowell (11), Brent Matus (33), Darren Pifer (23), Josh Baughman (17), Adam Kekich (5K), Darin Gallagher (Peluso 12), Chase Metheney (31c).

Whelen Econo Mods (20 laps, $500 to-win): 1. 83-JEREMY DOUBLE [9]; 2. 71L-Dennis Lunger Jr[7]; 3. 7G-Garrett Calvert[3]; 4. 77D-Dustin DeMattia[8]; 5. 965-Andy Buckley[6]; 6. 2-Scott Burk Jr[18]; 7. 75-Travis Creech[10]; 8. 89-Junior Mechling[11]; 9. 17-Jason Gracey[19]; 10. 13-Jordan Simmons[16]; 11. 9-Will Thomas III [5]; 12. 98-Keith Felicetty[13]; 13. 2P-Branden Porter[4]; 14. 52M-Daniel Moffitt[2]; 15. 60-Mike Bihler[15]; 16. 23-Gary Olson[14]; 17. 12-Troy Pinch[12]; 18. 16B-Tylar Barr[22]; 19. 37-Ryan Wisniowski[24]; 20. 15-Eric Nellis III[23]; 21. 9JR-Emily Stoyer[20]; 22. 20-Alex Siekkinen[17]; 23. 71A-Don Watson[1]. DNS: 56-Bryan Wagner, 14D-Jamon Davis.

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.

 

 

BLAKE BOWER GOES FOR THREE WITH VICTORY AT VENTURA RACEWAY

Ventura, Calif. (April 30, 2022) – 2021 Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction champion Blake Bower of Brentwood continued his hot hand in the series, driving the No. 9 Orland Public Auto Auction Spike Chassis to his 11th career win on Saturday night in Ventura. The first stop at Ventura Raceway for 2022 gave Bower his third win of the year on three different tracks in just four attempts to start the season.

Heat races were split by young Micro Sprint graduates with Drake Edwards driving the Klein No 86D to victory while Sage Bordenave drove Kevin Felkins’ No. 35x to win the second heat race.

A six-car invert placed Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse on the pole for the 20-lap feature. Hawse led the way for the first half of the feature. A multi-car incident on lap ten ended the race for Arizona pilots Cory Brown and Tyler High.

Bower and Arizona’s Drake Edwards moved in on Hawse on the restart, with Bower going on for the victory. Edwards and Hawse rounded out the top-three. Arizona’s AJ Hernandez debuted with a fourth place finish followed by Lodi’s Nate “Gator” Wait.

$100 Road Warrior travel awards went to Sage Bordenave and car owner Kevin Felkins, Edwards and car owner Kyle Klein, Brown, and Wait with car owner Mike McCluney.

Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction makes a return to Glendale, Arizona’s Adobe Mountain Speedway on May 7th!

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

April 30, 2022 – Ventura Raceway (Ventura, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 86D Drake Edwards; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 35x Sage Bordenave

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 9 Blake Bower, 2. 86D Drake Edwards, 3. 20 Kyle Hawse, 4. 11 AJ Hernandez, 5. 20W Nate Wait, 6. 31 Scott Hansen, 7. 74 Kyle Klein, 8. 35X Sage Bordenave, 9. 3AZ Chloe High, 10. 22 Paul Sanders, 11. 12 Greg Jewett, 12. 32 Cory Brown, 13. 33AZ Tyler High

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race # 3 Saturday April 30th 2022
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series
Shenandoah Speedway, Virginia
Bullet Bill Rice Tops the Mountain
Bill Rice held off a charging Caleb Harris for his first win of the year where the mountain roars Shenandoah Speedway. Jerald Harris won the trophy dash before it was off to the feature. Bill Rice and Jerald Harris paced to green with Rice out first but by lap two Bill Mullis got by for the lead. All was good upfront until lap seven when Mullis ended his night against the turn three fence after contact. Rice took off again and held off a fast closing Caleb Harris at the line. At the strip it was Bill Rice, Caleb Harris, French Grimes and Bill Mullis. The Virginia Sprint Series will next head to Dixieland Speedway in Elizabeth City, NC. On Friday May 13th for the first Fast Friday Race of the year.
Thanks for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Macedo pads lead in AFCS with Fremont win; Shullick scores 1st 305 victory; Miller tames trucks

Saturday, April 30, 2022

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Cole Macedo showed patience in lapped traffic and drove to his second 410 sprint car win in as many weeks, taking the checkers at Fremont Speedway Saturday, April 30 on Construction Equipment and Supply Night.

Macedo, from Lemoore, California, led all 30 laps of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints A-main that saw only one caution. The victory – worth $4,000 thanks to Big D’s Pizza of Clyde - is the second of the season for the driver of the Ray Brooks Racing sprint car as he won the previous week at Attica Raceway Park. Macedo also stretches out his lead in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group standings.

“Ultimately we made the decision this past week to run for AFCS points and try to get Steven and Mike and Stephanie (Linder) and Ray Brooks and everybody else a championship this year. I felt really good the majority of the race and then we got to lapped traffic and I was picking them off pretty quick and I thought we’re pretty good here. I got to Landon (LaLonde) there and I was really struggling. He was just fast enough I couldn’t get by him or get a run. I showed my nose one time and the next lap he moved out of the way so kudos to him. This car was really good. It was tough. I didn’t know what to do and I was moving around and every time I moved around the lapped cars got away from me,” said Macedo beside his Gill Construction, CK Mechanical, Fremont Auto Parts, CIC Club, Grant Decker Construction, Linder’s Speed Equipment, ML Graphics backed #18.

Vermilion, Ohio’s Tyler Shullick comes from a racing family that has seen huge success on asphalt, including Tyler who has won in super modifieds. However, in a very short couple of years in a 305 sprint car on dirt, he has shown he can compete. Saturday, he led all 25 laps of the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main that had only one caution, to claim his first ever Fremont Speedway victory. It wasn’t easy though, as defending track champion Matt Foos began pressuring Shullick late in the race and a caution with just four laps to go set up a shoot-out. Shullick was up to the task and drove away for the win.

With his second place finish, Matt Foos closed the game in the NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales standings.

“This is an incredible feeling…we finally did it. Traffic was a challenge and thank goodness for that late caution. It felt like my tire was going away but it came alive on that restart. I won some cool races at some cool venues but this is my favorite,” said Shullick beside his Pioneer Processing, Griff’s Engines backed #61.

In a whale of a 20-lap Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck A-main that saw Jeff Babcock, Jamie Miller and Dustin Keegan battling the entire distance, Miller would use a restart with seven laps to go to take the lead and then held off Babcock late for the victory. It is the 32nd feature win of Miller’s career at the track moving him to 15th on the all-time win list at “The Track That Action Built.”

“The truck just started getting better there after half way. I didn’t think I was ever going to get around Jeffrey (Babcock)…it was a pretty damn good race. I enjoyed racing with him. Good clean racing…we never touched. I want to thank Tim Baker and his family for building this truck, Ron Miller Race Cars, Fostoria Mod Shop, Crown Battery and everyone who helps out on this truck,” said Miller.

Macedo jumped into the lead at the drop of the green for the 410 A-main with Emerson Axson, Chris Andrews, DJ Foos and Craig Mintz giving chase. Axson quickly pressured Macedo before a caution flew on lap four. When the green flew Macedo pulled away slightly as Axson had his hands full trying to stave off Andrews with Foos and Ryan Timms closing.

The leaders found heavy lapped traffic by the 11th circuit and that allowed Andrews to close and then take the runner-up spot at the half-way point. Macedo methodically picked his way through traffic as Axson regained his footing to challenge Andrews for second. With two laps to go Andrews was within a couple of car lengths of Macedo. Macedo was able to dispose of a couple of lapped cars and took the win with Andrews earning his best finish so far in 2022 followed by Axson, Timms and Mintz.

After a caution on the start, Shullick grabbed the lead of the 305 A-main with Matt Foos, Mike Keegan, Logan Riehl, Dustin Stroup and Brandon Riehl in pursuit. Shullick began to pull away from the field and encountered lapped traffic by the sixth circuit. Foos maintained second while Keegan faced a challenge for third from Stroup.

Lapped traffic racing side by side allowed Foos to close on Shullick with 10 laps to go. Shullick held a couple of car length advantage when the only caution flew with four laps to go. On the restart Shullick pulled away for the win with Foos, Stroup, Keegan and Brandon Riehl rounding out the top five.

Babcock grabbed the early lead of the truck A-main with Cory McCaughey, Miller and Dustin Keegan battling for second. A couple of yellows in the first 10 laps kept the field close with Babcock leading Miller, Keegan, Jim Holcomb, McCaughey and Ben Clapp. Following a lap 12 restart, Miller drove under Babcock and took the lead on lap 14 and pulled away until a caution with three laps remaining.

When the green flew Miller held off several challenges from both Babcock and Dustin Keegan to score the win. Keegan got by Babcock on the last lap for second with Holcomb and Dave Gumby rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, May 7 on Level Performance/Gressman Powersports Night with the 410 and 305 sprints and USAC D2 midgets in action.

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Fremont Speedway

Saturday, April 30, 2022

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.47BC-Emerson Axson, 13.749; 2.35H-Zach Hampton, 13.750; 3.18-Cole Macedo, 13.888; 4.16-DJ Foos, 13.930; 5.5-Byron Reed, 13.943; 6.5R-Ryan Timms, 13.982; 7.09-Craig Mintz, 13.997; 8.49I-John Ivy, 14.144; 9.23A-Chris Andrews, 14.253; 10.8M-TJ Michael, 14.282; 11.2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.327; 12.3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.370; 13.35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.454; 14.14-Chad Wilson, 14.465; 15.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.483; 16.22M-Dan McCarron, 14.513; 17.33W-Caleb Griffith, 14.540; 18.17-Reece Saldana, 14.631; 19.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.643; 20.2+-Brian Smith, 14.653; 21.7N-Darin Naida, 14.771; 22.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 14.893; 23.68G-Tyler Gunn, 15.571; 24.2L-Landon Lalonde, 17.042;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 5R-Ryan Timms[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson[6] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 7. 35H-Zach Hampton[4] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 23A-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 18-Cole Macedo[3] ; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith[7] ; 4. 47BC-Emerson Axson[4] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 7. 17-Reece Saldana[8] ; 8. 49I-John Ivy[2]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 6. 7N-Darin Naida[7] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 8. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[8]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 18-Cole Macedo[1] ; 2. 23A-Chris Andrews[3] ; 3. 47BC-Emerson Axson[2] ; 4. 5R-Ryan Timms[7] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 6. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson[11] ; 9. 33W-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker[14] ; 11. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[10] ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael[13] ; 14. 3J-Trey Jacobs[15] ; 15. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16] ; 16. 35H-Zach Hampton[19] ; 17. 12-Kyle Capodice[12] ; 18. 2L-Landon Lalonde[22] ; 19. 7N-Darin Naida[18] ; 20. 49I-John Ivy[23] ; 21. 14-Chad Wilson[17] ; 22. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[24] ; 23. 17-Reece Saldana[20] ; 24. 2+-Brian Smith[21]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1.31-Paul Weaver, 14.790; 2.36-Seth Schneider, 14.798; 3.9R-Logan Riehl, 14.880; 4.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.919; 5.61-Tyler Shullick, 14.974; 6.26-Jamie Miller, 14.981; 7.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 14.983; 8.12F-Matt Foos, 14.986; 9.10X-Dustin Stroup, 15.058; 10.5-Kody Brewer, 15.090; 11.15k-Creed Kemenah, 15.145; 12.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 15.161; 13.7M-Brandon Moore, 15.165; 14.X-Mike Keegan, 15.193; 15.19R-Steve Rando, 15.252; 16.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 15.257; 17.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 15.279; 18.32-Bryce Lucius, 15.420; 19.10TS-Tyler Schiets, 15.609; 20.78-Austin Black , 15.636; 21.92-Kevin Hawk, 15.875; 22.21G-Roman Gephart, 15.899; 23.98-Robert Robenalt, 16.148; 24.51M-Haldon Miller, 16.164;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 9R-Logan Riehl[2] ; 2. 31-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 4. 15k-Creed Kemenah[6] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[5] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 8. 98-Robert Robenalt[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 3. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[1] ; 4. 3X-Brandon Riehl[4] ; 5. 32-Bryce Lucius[5] ; 6. 78-Austin Black [7] ; 7. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[6] ; 8. 92-Kevin Hawk[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[2] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 4. 61-Tyler Shullick[4] ; 5. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 6. 21G-Roman Gephart[7] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 8. 51M-Haldon Miller[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 61-Tyler Shullick[2] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[4] ; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 6. 31-Paul Weaver[8] ; 7. 26-Jamie Miller[11] ; 8. 9R-Logan Riehl[1] ; 9. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 10. 5-Kody Brewer[13] ; 11. 15k-Creed Kemenah[12] ; 12. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 13. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[10] ; 14. 32-Bryce Lucius[14] ; 15. 36-Seth Schneider[19] ; 16. 78-Austin Black [17] ; 17. X15-Kasey Ziebold[16] ; 18. 51M-Haldon Miller[24] ; 19. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[20] ; 20. 92-Kevin Hawk[23] ; 21. 98-Robert Robenalt[22] ; 22. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[15] ; 23. 19R-Steve Rando[21] ; 24. 21G-Roman Gephart[18]

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Qualifying

1.25-Jeff Babcock, 18.244; 2.67-Ben Clapp, 18.343; 3.11H-Jim Holcomb, 18.389; 4.4M-Jamie Miller, 18.406; 5.8-Cory McCaughey, 18.429; 6.17x-Dustin Keegan, 18.469; 7.P51-Dave Gumby, 18.578; 8.28-Cody Laird, 18.595; 9.83-Butch Latte, 18.638; 10.23m-Brad Mitten, 18.705; 11.0-Jody Keegan, 18.748; 12.8KB-Kent Brewer, 18.793; 13.4s-Keith Sorg, 18.793; 14.73-Troy Aikman, 19.053; 15.16-Steve Sabo, 19.093; 16.8S-Brandon Stuckey, 19.260; 17.5s-Bradley Stuckey, 19.300; 18.7H-JT Horn, 19.421; 19.3-Devan McEwan, 19.591; 20.51-David Bankey, 19.757; 21.2-Jackson Sebetto, 19.795; 22.20T-Tanner Hackworth, 20.033; 23.7G-Jacob Tucker, 25.354; 24.7X-Dana Frey, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 25-Jeff Babcock[4] ; 2. 11H-Jim Holcomb[3] ; 3. 8-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 4. 83-Butch Latte[1] ; 5. 23m-Brad Mitten[5] ; 6. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[6] ; 7. 7G-Jacob Tucker[7] ; 8. 7X-Dana Frey[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 0-Jody Keegan[1] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 4. 67-Ben Clapp[4] ; 5. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[6] ; 6. 28-Cody Laird[2] ; 7. 7H-JT Horn[7] ; 8. 2-Jackson Sebetto[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 2. P51-Dave Gumby[3] ; 3. 16-Steve Sabo[5] ; 4. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 5. 73-Troy Aikman[1] ; 6. 51-David Bankey[7] ; 7. 3-Devan McEwan[6] ; 8. 20T-Tanner Hackworth[8]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 3. 25-Jeff Babcock[2] ; 4. 11H-Jim Holcomb[8] ; 5. P51-Dave Gumby[6] ; 6. 67-Ben Clapp[5] ; 7. 8KB-Kent Brewer[9] ; 8. 8-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 9. 4s-Keith Sorg[12] ; 10. 16-Steve Sabo[10] ; 11. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[14] ; 12. 28-Cody Laird[17] ; 13. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[16] ; 14. 2-Jackson Sebetto[23] ; 15. 7H-JT Horn[20] ; 16. 73-Troy Aikman[15] ; 17. 23m-Brad Mitten[13] ; 18. 83-Butch Latte[11] ; 19. 51-David Bankey[18] ; 20. 0-Jody Keegan[4] ; 21. 20T-Tanner Hackworth[24] ; 22. 7X-Dana Frey[22] ; 23. 3-Devan McEwan[21] ; 24. 7G-Jacob Tucker[19]

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Wins Second Consecutive Brownell/Herseth Classic

(4/29/22) Chico, CA…For the second year in a row, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi won the Brownell/ Herseth Classic, presented by Shane Scott and Care Free Pools. Last year it was a 360 race. This year, the 410-winged sprint cars were scheduled. A total of 25 drivers signed into the SLC Promotions pit area for Friday nights show. Other winners included Zach Lindgren in the Shelby’s Pest Control Hobby Stock main event and Phillip Shelby won the B mod feature.

Dominic Scelzi and Willie Croft battled for the top spot on the opening lap. Scelzi led lap one. Croft slipped into the second spot while Corey Day was in third. Scelzi quickly extended his lead. Lapped traffic came into play on Lap four. Scelzi leads, Day goes around croft and into second on lap five. Yellow flag was needed on lap six as Jeremy Wilson spun in turn four. Scelzi leads, Day, Croft, Justin Sanders, and Landon Brooks.

During the lap six restart, Shane Golobic took a wild flip down the back stretch that collected Michael Ing. Yellow was needed on lap 8 when Tim Kaeding spins to a stop at the top of turn three. The double file restart produced a great battle for the lead up front as Day nails the restart and takes the lead on lap nine. Yet, he jumps the cushion in turn four and gives the lead back to Scelzi. Max Mittry was on a charge and moved into the top five on lap 11. Scelzi still out front pulling away now. Day smacks the wall on the front stretch and falls back to third on lap 14. Sanders and Day swapped the second spot a few times. On lap 16, Scelzi with 2.5 second lead in heavy traffic.

Red flag on lap 17 as Andy Forsberg goes for a ride in Turn two. He was ok but done for the night. Double file restart with 13 to go. Scelzi leads Sanders, Day, Croft & Becker in the top five. Scelzi switches it up and chooses the bottom for the restart. Willie Croft’s night went south when he flipped in turn two on the restart. With Croft out, Scelzi now leads Sanders in 2nd, Day 3rd, Becker 4th & Bernal in 5th. Single file restart with eight laps to go and once again Scelzi out to a sizable lead. It was all Scelzi as he crossed the line ahead of Justin Sanders and Day. Ryan Bernal ran a solid race all night and finished an impressive fourth. Becker rounded out the top five.

Brian Cooper & Kyle Allen battle for lead on opening lap of the Shelby’s Pest Control Hobby Stock 20-lap main event. Allen leads lap one with Cooper in second. Bill Patterson moves past Clinton earl into third on lap two. Cooper mounting a charge on the bottom. Clinton Earl back into third on lap three. Keith Ross moving forward up to 4th on lap five from the 9th starting spot. Cooper to the lead on lap five with an outside pass in turn 4. Allen fights back but to no avail with seven complete. Zach Lindgren & Travis Moore charging from deep in the field into the top five at halfway. Lap 13 Cooper still with slight advantage at about three car lengths over Kyle Allen in second. With five laps to go, Cooper leading through traffic. Yellow flag needed on lap 16 as Bill Patterson spins off turn four to the infield. With four laps to go on the single file restart Cooper Leads, Allen, Earl, Lindgren, & Moore. Back under way Cooper with an excellent restart pulls away from Allen. Spin in turn four for Scott Rogers who was running 6th and that draws the yellow flag. Another good restart for Cooper. He pulls away as Earl pulls alongside Allen for second. Allen holds on to second with three to go. Yellow flag on lap 17 when Brian Horn spins in turn 4. Horn was running in 6th. Restart with 3 to go. Cooper with another good restart. Lindgren making a charge on the top of the track. Four car battle with two to go. FOUR WIDE into turn one for the race lead! Cooper gets turned in turn one and falls back. Lindgren to the lead as the white flag waves! Lindgren charges away from the field and scores the victory! Clinton Earl 2nd, Kyle Allen 3rd, Travis Moore 4th, & Maurice Merrill 5th.

Thirteen B mods took the green flag. The 20-lap race saw Mark Garner lead at the start with Justin Funkhouser second and Phillip Shelby third. Shelby raced into second on lap three. Funkhouser back to his outside as they race side by side for a few laps. Matt Micheli holds down the fourth spot. Lap six, Funkhouser back to second. On the same lap, Robert Warf, spins on lap six. Shelby back into second on lap 7seven. Trouble finds Funkhouser, whose car stalls and falls back. After a few seconds, Funkhouser’s car comes back to life but now he is deep in the field. On lap nine, Shelby new leader. Garner fights back. Keith Foax into third on lap 11. Four cars battle up front as Matt Micheli is fighting for the win also. Brian Cooper into fifth on lap 14 after starting 13th. Shelby up front is running quick laps and pulls away with ease. Shelby wins the event. Foax into second on final lap. 10th career win for Shelby. Foax second. Micheli third. Garner falls to fourth. Cooper fifth.

Full results available at https://www.speedhive.com/Events/1973319

 

 

 

Santos Soars To Season-Opening Must See Victory

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (April 29, 2022) - Getting to the front of the field at South Boston Speedway was the hardest part Friday night for seventh-starting Bobby Santos.

Once he got there, staying ahead of the pack was simple.

Santos cruised to the opening victory of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro season with a dominant late-race performance at the four-tenths-mile, semi-banked oval. He picked his way forward early, then surged past outside polesitter and early race leader Troy DeCaire in lap traffic on the 14th circuit of a fast-paced 30-lap feature.

From that point on, Santos never looked back.

Despite a caution at the halfway point - brought on after DeCaire slowed in turn three with a right-rear tire issue - Santos roared away from his closest pursuers. He held off fast qualifier Charlie Schultz on the lone restart of the night and steadily drove away to a 4.651-second victory in the familiar black No. 22a fielded by veteran car owner Richard Fieler.

It was the first visit for Must See Racing to South Boston and the first series event ever held in the state of Virginia.

Friday night's triumph marked the third career Must See Racing sprint car victory for Santos, the 2010 champion of NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Tour. All three of Santos' Must See Racing wins have come at different facilities.

“We had a great car, right from the start of the race,” Santos explained in victory lane. “I can’t thank Dick (Fieler) enough; he gives me all the resources to come out here and perform like we did tonight. Honestly, we’ve all been chasing the McCune family in the series for so long that you wonder if anyone else is ever going to end up on top … but it felt good to have Jim (McCune) come over and congratulate us after that one.

“They’ve been the model of consistency and excellence here and I’m happy we could give them a run tonight,” Santos continued. “It was crazy sketchy coming up through the field, but when you have a great race car, you can be confident in the moves you’re making and that’s how I felt out there all night.”

Schultz was aiming for a clean sweep of the season opener after setting a new all-time track record (12.051 seconds, 119.492 mph) in qualifying and winning the third of three 10-lap sprint car heat races Friday night.

Afterward, however, the Ohio native and past Midwest Supermodified Ass’n champion admitted that Santos was simply too strong in clean air once he got to the lead.

“A lot of that race came down to getting out front first, and he just beat us to the clean air,” Schultz lamented. “My hat goes off to Bobby and his whole team; he really did a great job. I had a feeling that it would come down to the two of us, and we weren’t disappointed. We just didn’t adjust quite enough for how the track conditions were after the late model feature … we were just way too tight in the main.

“He had a better car and could get through traffic a little quicker than I could,” added Schultz. “We’ll learn from this one and try to come back tomorrow and end up one spot better.”

Jacob Dolinar, the 2020 Must See Racing rookie of the year and 2021 Most Improved Driver with the series, completed the podium in one of his strongest career efforts with the pavement winged sprint car tour. Joe Liguori crossed fourth, the final car on the lead lap due to a high attrition rate Friday night.

Five-time series champion Jimmy McCune and DeCaire were among those who failed to finish the opening night of Sentara Health American Sprint Car Weekend because of various mechanical issues.

Sixteen sprint cars signed in to compete at South Boston. Schultz’s fast time in qualifying was the first of his Must See Racing career, while Tom Jewell, DeCaire and Schultz each won their respective heat races.

Both nights of the Sentara Health American Sprint Car Weekend will be tape-delayed for broadcast on SPEED SPORT Presents on MAVTV. Broadcast dates and times will be announced later.

Must See Racing will conclude the weekend at South Boston on Saturday night with a second complete program. The action will be co-headlined by twin 75s for the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series late models.

For more information on Must See Racing, visit the series website at www.mustseeracing.com.

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; South Boston Speedway; South Boston, Va.; April 29, 2022

Qualifying (best of two laps): 1. Charlie Schultz, 9s, 12.051-Reiser; 2. Bobby Santos III, 22a, 12.097-Fieler; 3. Joe Liguori, 13, 12.308-Liguori; 4. Mike McVetta, 50m, 12.309-Myers; 5. Jimmy McCune, 88, 12.340-McCune; 6. Jacob Dolinar, 48, 12.424-Carter; 7. L.J. Grimm, 88a, 12.431-Andrews; 8. Troy DeCaire, 36, 12.574-Statham; 9. Todd McQuillen, 2k, 13.114-Koyan; 10. Joshua Sexton, 3k, 13.278-Koyan; 11. Jeff Bloom, 26, 13.297-Bloom; 12. Rick Holley, 85, 13.525-Holley; 13. Tom Jewell, 7, 13.839-Fogel; 14. Anthony Linkenhoker, 4, 14.064-Linkenhoker; 15. Anthony McCune, 8, 14.398-McCune; 16. Johnny Petrozelle III, 81, NT-Blake.

Heat #1 (10 laps, all transfer): 1. Tom Jewell, 2. Rick Holley, 3. Jeff Bloom, 4. Anthony Linkenhoker, 5. Anthony McCune, 6. Johnny Petrozelle III (DNS).

Heat #2 (10 laps, all transfer): 1. Troy DeCaire, 2. L.J. Grimm, 3. Jacob Dolinar, 4. Todd McQuillen, 5. Joshua Sexton.

Heat #3 (10 laps, all transfer): 1. Charlie Schultz, 2. Joe Liguori, 3. Mike McVetta, 4. Bobby Santos III, 5. Jimmy McCune.

Engine Pro A-Feature (30 laps): 1. Bobby Santos III [7], 2. Charlie Schultz [8], 3. Jacob Dolinar [4], 4. Joe Liguori [6], 5. Joshua Sexton [9], 6. Jimmy McCune [5], 7. Troy DeCaire [2], 8. Tom Jewell [11], 9. Anthony Linkenhoker [12], 10. L.J. Grimm [3], 11. Anthony McCune [14], 12. Jeff Bloom [13], 13. Rick Holley [10], 14. Todd McQuillen [1], 15. Mike McVetta (DNS), 16. Johnny Petrozelle (DNS).

Lap Leader(s): Decaire 1-13, Santos 14-30.

Hard Charger: #22a – Bobby Santos III (+6)

 

 

Jacobs gets late race 410 AFCS victory at Attica; Shiels perfect in late models; Logan Riehl earns exciting 1st career 305 win

Friday, April 29, 2022

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Defending Attica Raceway Park 410 track champion Trey Jacobs has lamented the struggles his team has had late in the races during the first part of the year. The team proved they can adjust and the Shreve, Ohio driver got by teenager Ryan Timms coming to the white flag to earn his third career win at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant Friday, April 29 on Smith Paving Night.

The win – worth $4,000 thanks to Big D’s Pizza of Clyde - will help Jacobs edge closer to Cole Macedo (who finished third Friday) in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group standings.

“It got a little hairy there in lapped traffic. I was really good on the bottom and I felt like I could just kind of maintain on the top. Lapped cars were holding their line but they were running the bottom in my line so I tried to move around at the wrong time and got dicing it up there with the 18 car (Macedo and Tyler Gunn. Luckily it seemed like lapped car moved out of the way and I was able to track down…that young Timms kid is one hell of a race car driver. I’m telling you what, 15 years old to come here first time ever and do that is pretty damn impressive,” said Jacobs beside his Integrity Truck and Auto Sales of Bucyrus, Performance Foot and Ankle, VIB-ISO, Dac Vitamins & Minerals, Tim Yerian backed #3J.

“We’ve been really good unloading out of the box we just seem to not making the right adjustments by A-main time. Part of it is I gained a little bit of wait on my left hand ring figure during the off –season so I think I’m turning the wheel a little too much…I’m left hand down on the wheel so we just had to compensate for that. Once we got that dialed in we’re good to go know,” joked Jacobs of his recent marriage.

Three time and defending UMP Late Model track champion Devin Shiels held off challenges from JR Gentry to score his second straight win in the Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com Late Models. It’s the 12th career win for Shiels at Attica, moving him to sixth on the all-time division win list.

“I knew Gentry and Markham (Ryan) were going to be fast on the top so I moved around a lot to see which was better…I couldn’t make up my mind. This car really likes the slick and the dirt has grip when you get here and then slicks off when the sprints run 30 laps. This car just comes alive. It was a total team effort. Jason pretty much changed the whole car after the heat race and went back to what we had last week and improved on it,” said Shiels beside his Magic Fountain Auto Wash, Rally’s Hamburgers, Dundee Products, Banshee Graphics, Salenbein Trucking & Excavating; Banshee Graphics backed #51.

Logan Riehl and Larry Kingseed Jr. literally ran side by side, nose to tail the entire 25 laps of the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints A-main. When the checkers flew Riehl, in only his third year of sprint car racing, won his very first sprint car feature by .207 seconds over Kingseed. In fact, the barn-burner feature saw only .63 seconds separate the top four – Riehl, Kingseed, Paul Weaver and Jamie Miller - at the checkers.

“I don’t really know what to say….this is incredible. I seen Larry right there and he was with me the entire time. I just try to make the best 25 laps I can and see where we stand at the end of it. It feels pretty good to be in this division. There’s a lot of competition and about 10 to 15 cars can win every night. I have to thank my mom and dad, my brothers, my girlfriend, Riehl Custom Fab and Chassis Repair, A & M Transport, Cornerstone Farms, Bascom Diesel Supply, Ely Clouse Machining, Milligan’s Irish Pub and RPK Enterprises,” said Riehl.

Riehl’s win should move him from fifth to the top three in the NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales points.

Ryan Timms jumped into the early lead of the 30-lap Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprint A-main with Kyle Capodice and Tyler Gunn battling for second with Jacobs and Stuart Brubaker locked into a battled for fourth. Following a lap three caution, Timms pulled away while the battle for second between Capodice and Gunn heated up.

Timms raced into lapped traffic by the seventh circuit with Gunn taking second and a lap later Jacobs grabbing third. Heavy lapped traffic came into play by the 10th circuit and Gunn and Jacobs battled hard for second. Jacobs finally took the spot on lap 16 as the leaders were again mired in traffic. Gunn retook the runner-up spot on lap 21 only to see Jacobs regain the position a lap later.

Meanwhile Jacobs, Gunn and Cole Macedo closed on Timms. With five laps to go Jacobs was right on the rear bumper of Timms. Coming to the white flag Jacobs rocked off the bottom to grab the lead and drove to the win over Timms, Macedo, DJ Foos and Gunn.

Justin Chance jumped into the lead of the 25-lap UMP Late Model A-main but a hand full of cautions early on kept the field close. On a lap two restart Shiels drove around Chance to take the lead and a lap later JR Gentry took second while Chance was left to deal with a challenge from Ryan Markham.

Shiels and Gentry ran nose to tail until a caution with seven laps to go. On the restart Gentry tried to drive around Shiels but couldn’t make the pass. Shiels drove to the win over Gentry, Markham, Chance and Larry Bellman.

While Riehl took the lead in the 25-lap Fremont Fence 305 A-main, Larry Kingseed didn’t let him get away. A couple of cautions in the first 10 laps kept the field close. Riehl and Kingseed ran side-by-side lap after lap with Paul Weaver and Jamie Miller staying close. Coming to the checkers several lapped cars were right in front of the top four. Riehl was able to pick his spot and drove to the narrow win over Kingseed, Weaver, Miller and Matt Foos.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 6 for Stillwater Metal/Bazell Race Fuels Night with the UMP late models battling for $3,000 to win. The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will join in the action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.comor follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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Attica Raceway Park

Friday, April 29, 2022

AFCS

410 Sprints – Callie’s Performance Products

Qualifying

1.16-DJ Foos, 12.832; 2.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.977; 3.18-Cole Macedo, 12.989; 4.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.067; 5.35H-Zach Hampton, 13.118; 6.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.152; 7.5-Byron Reed, 13.168; 8.5R-Ryan Timms, 13.176; 9.2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.184; 10.19P-Paige Polyak, 13.205; 11.8-Zach Ames, 13.207; 12.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.229; 13.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.262; 14.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.284; 15.70-Henry Malcuit, 13.288; 16.5T-Travis Philo, 13.296; 17.14R-Sean Rayhall, 13.363; 18.49I-John Ivy, 13.394; 19.24D-Danny Sams, 13.458; 20.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.466; 21.8M-TJ Michael, 13.469; 22.16C-Tylar Rankin, 13.533; 23.84-Cale Stinson, 13.548; 24.7N-Darin Naida, 13.583; 25.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.600; 26.2+-Brian Smith, 13.611; 27.17-Reece Saldana, 13.753; 28.4*-Tyler Street, 13.779; 29.00-Jamie Miller, 13.885; 30.75-Jerry Dahms, 13.947; 31.71H-Max Stambaugh, 14.710; 32.23-Chris Andrews, 15.306; 33.5M-Max Stambaugh, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 3. 23-Chris Andrews[3] ; 4. 35H-Zach Hampton[4] ; 5. 24D-Danny Sams[5] ; 6. 7N-Darin Naida[6] ; 7. 14R-Sean Rayhall[1] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 5R-Ryan Timms[1] ; 2. 33W-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 5. 70-Henry Malcuit[5] ; 6. 49I-John Ivy[6] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[7] ; 8. 5M-Max Stambaugh[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson[3] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 5. 17-Reece Saldana[6] ; 6. 00-Jamie Miller[7] ; 7. 84-Cale Stinson[5]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 16-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 18-Cole Macedo[3] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 4. 8-Zach Ames[1] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 7. 16C-Tylar Rankin[7]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 24D-Danny Sams[1] ; 2. 14R-Sean Rayhall[5] ; 3. 00-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 84-Cale Stinson[6] ; 5. 7N-Darin Naida[3] ; 6. 17-Reece Saldana[2] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[7]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 49I-John Ivy[3] ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 3. 16C-Tylar Rankin[6] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[4] ; 5. 70-Henry Malcuit[1] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5]

A-Main 1 - (0 Laps)

1. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 2. 5R-Ryan Timms[2] ; 3. 18-Cole Macedo[9] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[6] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 7. 33W-Caleb Griffith[7] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 10. 5-Byron Reed[12] ; 11. 24D-Danny Sams[17] ; 12. 14R-Sean Rayhall[19] ; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[10] ; 14. 8M-TJ Michael[20] ; 15. 16C-Tylar Rankin[22] ; 16. 49I-John Ivy[18] ; 17. 35H-Zach Hampton[15] ; 18. 8-Zach Ames[16] ; 19. 2C-Wayne Johnson[13] ; 20. 2-Ricky Peterson[14] ; 21. 23-Chris Andrews[11] ; 22. 00-Jamie Miller[21]

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Qualifying

1.61-Tyler Shullick, 13.641; 2.31-Paul Weaver, 13.670; 3.22-Justin Lusk, 13.718; 4.12F-Matt Foos, 13.756; 5.26-Jamie Miller, 13.788; 6.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 13.837; 7.X-Mike Keegan, 13.865; 8.36-Seth Schneider, 13.881; 9.5-Kody Brewer, 13.959; 10.21-Larry Kingseed Jr, 13.966; 11.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.976; 12.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.018; 13.19R-Steve Rando, 14.032; 14.2-Brenden Torok, 14.046; 15.9R-Logan Riehl, 14.083; 16.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.214; 17.34-Jud Dickerson, 14.262; 18.16-Zeth Sabo, 14.264; 19.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.390; 20.5JR-Jim McGrath Jr., 14.395; 21.3M-Logan Mongeau, 14.473; 22.51M-Haldon Miller, 14.482; 23.15K-Creed Kemenah, 14.498; 24.6-Jimmie Ward Jr, 14.540; 25.32-Bryce Lucius, 14.577; 26.86-Zack Miller, 14.591; 27.13-Jeremy Duposki, 14.870; 28.10TS-Tyler Schiets, 15.154; 29.78-Austin Black, 15.166; 30.13S-Drew Siferd, 15.189; 31.97X-Rodney Hurst, 15.251; 32.3V-Chris Verda, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[2] ; 3. 16-Zeth Sabo[5] ; 4. 61-Tyler Shullick[4] ; 5. 32-Bryce Lucius[6] ; 6. 22-Justin Lusk[3] ; 7. 86-Zack Miller[7] ; 8. 97X-Rodney Hurst[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[1] ; 2. 2-Brenden Torok[3] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 4. 15K-Creed Kemenah[6] ; 5. 34-Jud Dickerson[2] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7] ; 7. 3M-Logan Mongeau[5] ; 8. 13S-Drew Siferd[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[1] ; 3. 12F-Matt Foos[3] ; 4. 31-Paul Weaver[4] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 6. 51M-Haldon Miller[6] ; 7. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[7] ; 8. 3V-Chris Verda[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 9R-Logan Riehl[1] ; 2. 5-Kody Brewer[3] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[2] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 7. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[7] ; 8. 78-Austin Black[8]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 2. 32-Bryce Lucius[1] ; 3. 22-Justin Lusk[3] ; 4. 86-Zack Miller[5] ; 5. 51M-Haldon Miller[4] ; 6. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[6] ; 7. 97X-Rodney Hurst[7] ; 8. 3V-Chris Verda[8]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 3X-Brandon Riehl[2] ; 2. X15-Kasey Ziebold[4] ; 3. 34-Jud Dickerson[1] ; 4. 13-Jeremy Duposki[3] ; 5. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[6] ; 6. 3M-Logan Mongeau[5] ; 7. 78-Austin Black[7] ; 8. 13S-Drew Siferd[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 9R-Logan Riehl[1] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[3] ; 3. 31-Paul Weaver[7] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[9] ; 5. 12F-Matt Foos[13] ; 6. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[8] ; 7. 16-Zeth Sabo[11] ; 8. 5-Kody Brewer[2] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[14] ; 10. 19R-Steve Rando[12] ; 11. 61-Tyler Shullick[10] ; 12. X-Mike Keegan[17] ; 13. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[5] ; 14. 15K-Creed Kemenah[15] ; 15. X15-Kasey Ziebold[20] ; 16. 3X-Brandon Riehl[18] ; 17. 34-Jud Dickerson[22] ; 18. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 19. 2-Brenden Torok[6] ; 20. 22-Justin Lusk[21] ; 21. 36-Seth Schneider[16] ; 22. 32-Bryce Lucius[19]

Late Models – Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com

Qualifying

1.92-Justin Chance, 15.047; 2.14JR-JR Gentry, 15.068; 3.59-Larry Bellman, 15.210; 4.56-BJ Gregory, 15.234; 5.51-Devin Shiels, 15.294; 6.27-Ken Hahn, 15.451; 7.5M-Ryan Markham, 15.487; 8.55-Chuck Kimble, 15.534; 9.28-Kent Brewer, 16.009; 10.101-Chester Fitch, 16.024; 11.30-Nate Potts, 16.068; 12.71DS-Drew Smith, 16.082; 13.16-Steve Sabo, 16.275; 14.53-Hillard Miller, 16.621; 15.21F-Chad Poorman, 16.674; 16.69R-Doug Baird, 16.842; 17.11-Austin Gibson, 19.548;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 2. 27-Ken Hahn[1] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[5] ; 4. 92-Justin Chance[4] ; 5. 56-BJ Gregory[3] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[8] ; 7. 21F-Chad Poorman[7] ; 8. 11-Austin Gibson[9] ; 9. 53-Hillard Miller[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 14JR-JR Gentry[4] ; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[5] ; 3. 55-Chuck Kimble[2] ; 4. 59-Larry Bellman[3] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[6] ; 6. 28-Kent Brewer[1] ; 7. 71DS-Drew Smith[7] ; 8. 16-Steve Sabo[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 2. 14JR-JR Gentry[5] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 4. 92-Justin Chance[1] ; 5. 59-Larry Bellman[4] ; 6. 56-BJ Gregory[9] ; 7. 27-Ken Hahn[3] ; 8. 30-Nate Potts[10] ; 9. 28-Kent Brewer[12] ; 10. 71DS-Drew Smith[14] ; 11. 69R-Doug Baird[11] ; 12. 55-Chuck Kimble[8] ; 13. 21F-Chad Poorman[13] ; 14. 16-Steve Sabo[16] ; 15. 101-Chester Fitch[6] ; 16. 11-Austin Gibson[15]


 

Forte, Rea, Augustine, And I. Sander Win April 23rd Features At CGS

Cottage Grove, Oregon- After a few weeks of inclement weather, Cottage Grove Speedway finally returned to racing on Saturday, April 23rd. Four divisions were at the historic ¼-mile oval, including two Speedway Motors IMCA Weekly Racing program classes. They included the Todd’s Auto Body Limited Sprints, Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Royalty Core Custom Grille and Truck Parts.

The Todd’s Auto Body Limited Sprint main event began with Ryan Hirschbock leading the pack. The Klamath Falls teenager was making his debut in the Kinzer Cox-owned entry. However, he would be overtaken by Junction City’s Shane Forte on lap two. In the Kyle Adams-fielded mount, Forte pulled away and built a decent size interval over second place.

As the race continued to stay green, Austin Sause began to reel in the pacesetter. But Shane Forte managed to reestablish a healthy gap over Sause when they got into traffic. Despite a lap twenty-one stoppage, there was nothing to slow Forte down.

Shane Forte recorded his first win of the campaign and became the third different winner in as many races in the class this season. Austin Sause was a respectable second, while Ryan Hirschbock settled for third. Shady Cove’s David Marble placed fourth over fifth finishing Pat Desbiens from Sutherlin.

The Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature started with Paul Rea seizing the lead. However, the Eugene veteran did have to deal with four cautions which kept everyone close to him. On the fourth and final restart on lap eighteen, Springfield’s Jake Mayden tried to seize the coveted position from Paul.

Mayden obtained P1 briefly, but Rea counterattacked to reclaim the position. Paul Rea went on to win the race and earn his second victory in 2022. Both wins have come at CGS and in KMJ Performance Oregon State and Shaw Race Cars Western Region competition.

Springfield veteran Aaron Sheelar wound up second in the finishing order, with Curtis Towns of Cottage Grove in the Frank Brewer-owned car in third. Jake Mayden hit the line fourth while Thurston’s Ricky Ashley got fifth.

Rob Williams moved into the race lead on the opening start of the Late Model main event. Williams, from Cottage Grove, held the position for the first few laps before he, unfortunately, spun on the third circuit. After that, Nathan Augustine took control of first place and took off from the rest of the pack.

The La Pine pilot of Augustine had to deal with one caution, but he had no issues being the trailblazer. Nathan again reconstructed a significant lead over second place. On the final corner of the last lap, he nearly went off the top of the track but had such a massive interval over the next car that he could hold on for the victory.

Nathan Augustine is the second driver in two races to grace victory lane in 2022 at “The Grove.” Jason Johnson from Gresham and Albany’s Randy Barley were second and third. Of Cottage Grove and racing for his brother Ed, Mike Peters placed fourth in the order, followed by Rob Williams in fifth.

The Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Royalty Core Custom Grille and Truck Parts had an incredible race. Springfield’s Ray Comer was the car to beat in the early stages. Comer held on to the position until overtaken on the tenth circuit by his son Dustin. Dustin Comer, also from Springfield and running the Art Hiatt-owned machine, was passed shortly after the second and final caution on lap fifteen.

Isaac Sanders of Brookings was the driver to become the new trail boss as he searched for his first Cottage Grove win. However, Sanders’ advantage was narrowed down to a few car lengths by his brother Matt when they got into some lapped traffic.

The battle for supremacy came down to the final lap, with Isaac beating Matt for the win by a narrow 0.097 seconds. It is Isaac’s first career CGS victory and his first of the year. The triumph opens up his winning account in KMJ Performance Oregon State action.

Matt Sanders was a close second, followed by Dustin Comer in third. Ray Comer and Roseburg racer Jordan Henry were fourth and fifth in the finishing order.

Cottage Grove Speedway returns to racing for a doubleheader weekend, the Spring Fling, on Friday, April 29th, and Saturday, the 30th. 360 Sprints and Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds will be on the card for both evenings. Racing Friday only will be the Street Stocks, while joining the card for just Saturday will be the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Royalty Core Custom Grille and Truck Parts and the Mach-1 Racing Solutions IMCA Sport Compacts. For more information, log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

Race Results:

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

Cottage Grove Speedway

Cottage Grove, Oregon

Todd’s Auto Body Limited Sprints

A Feature: 1. 8-Shane Forte; 2. 07-Austin Sause; 3. 1K-Ryan Hirschbock; 4. 4M-David Marble; 5. 4D-Pat Desbiens; 6. 37-Brandon Governor; 7. 93-Tim Minter

Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds

A Feature: 1. 33-Paul Rea; 2. 45S-Aaron Sheelar; 3. 16-Curtis Towns; 4. 5M-Jake Mayden; 5. 85-Ricky Ashley; 6. 02B-Ron Brewster; 7. 4Y-Jimmy Lipke; 8. 83R-Jeffrey Hudson; 9. 22J-Jake Ferguson; 10. 4TH-John Player

Late Models

A Feature: 24-Nathan Augustine; 2. 76-Jason Johnson; 3. 13B-Randy Barley; 4. 78P-Mike Peters; 5. 16-Rob Williams

Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Royalty Core Custom Grille and Truck Parts

A Feature: 1. 12I-Isaac Sanders; 2. 2M-Matt Sanders; 3. 26-Dustin Comer; 4. Ray Comer; 5. 60J-Jordan Henry; 6. 4-Kevin Williamson; 7. W4-Ron Wilson; 8. 01-Daniel Ray; 9. E3-Ray Bloom; 10. 5T-Theran Trissell; 11. 79-Brandon Norton; 12. 3-Garrett Craig; 13. 69-Kasi Comer; 14. 61-Dean Prather; 15. 42-Chuck Carson; 16. 19-Madilynn Ashley; 17. 33-Dalton Bloom

 

JAKE BROWN TAKES SPRING SIZZLER WIN AT MERRITTVILLE

By Tommy Goudge with files from Steven Petty

THOROLD, Ont. (April 23, 2022) – The Southern Ontario Sprints tour was back on track Saturday night at Merrittville Speedway, and Jake Brown took advantage of his front row starting spot to claim the third SOS win of his career.

Glenn Styres and Jake Brown made up the front row for the 25 lap A-Main and Brown took the early lead. Jacob Dykstra moved up to the third spot on lap four, just before a spin by Paul Pekkonen brought out the yellow flag. Brown, Styres, and Dykstra raced for the lead after the restart, while Ryan Turner moved through the field and eventually took over the second position on lap 14. Turner closely pursued the leader, but Brown was able to stay ahead and claim the third SOS win of his career and first at Merrittville.

Turner took a runner-up finish, followed by Dykstra, Mitch Brown, and Styres. Heat race wins went to Aaron Turkey, Ryan Turner, and Brayden Cooley, while Turkey also won the Frontier Transportation Service Dash for Cash. The event was the first in over two years for the SOS tour following a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Southern Ontario Sprints tour will next be in action on Saturday, May 14 at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway. Visit www.southernontariosprints.com for more information.

Southern Ontario Sprints Race Report Saturday, April 23, 2022 Merrittville Speedway Thorold, Ontario, Canada

Roster 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, Ontario 1 Holly Porter – Dorchester, Ontario 5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ontario 10B Mitch Brown – Brantford, Ontario 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 11J Chris Jones – Picton, Ontario 13 Cory Turner – Tillsonburg, Ontario 14H Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, Ontario 20 Brayden Cooley – Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia 21 Kyle Phillips – Grand Island, New York, USA 21J John Burbridge Jr – St. Williams, Ontario 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, Ontario 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ontario 71S Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, Ontario 81 Derek Jonathan – Lewiston, New York, USA 87X Shone Evans – Scotland, Ontario 91 Ryan Turner – Dunnville, Ontario 94 Todd Hoddick – Cheektowaga, New York, USA 98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, Ontario 110 Jake Brown – Brantford, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 1:54.083 1. 68 Aaron Turkey [2]; 2. 5D Jacob Dykstra [4]; 3. 71S Shawn Sliter [1]; 4. 1 Holly Porter [7]; 5. 87X Shone Evans [6]; 6. 21J John Burbridge Jr [3]; 7. 98 Paul Pekkonen [5]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT 1. 91 Ryan Turner [1]; 2. 0 Glenn Styres [2]; 3. 13 Cory Turner [3]; 4. 21 Kyle Phillips [4]; 5. 94 Todd Hoddick [5]; 6. 81 Derek Jonathan [7]; 7. 11 Jamie Turner [6]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 1:58.583 1. 20 Brayden Cooley [1]; 2. 110 Jake Brown [3]; 3. 10B Mitch Brown [6]; 4. 14H Jim Huppunen [4]; 5. 70 Baily Heard [2]; 6. 11J Chris Jones [7]; 7. 25 Warren Mahoney [5]

Frontier Transportation Service Dash for Cash [Started] 5 laps – 1:13.479 1. 68 Aaron Turkey [1]; 2. 91 Ryan Turner [2]; 3. 0 Glenn Styres [5]; 4. 20 Brayden Cooley [3]; 5. 5D Jacob Dykstra [4]; 6. 110 Jake Brown [6]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT 1. 110 Jake Brown [2]; 2. 91 Ryan Turner [7]; 3. 5D Jacob Dykstra [5]; 4. 10B Mitch Brown [8]; 5. 0 Glenn Styres [1]; 6. 68 Aaron Turkey [6]; 7. 20 Brayden Cooley [3]; 8. 94 Todd Hoddick [14]; 9. 1 Holly Porter [10]; 10. 21 Kyle Phillips [11]; 11. 87X Shone Evans [13]; 12. 70 Baily Heard [15]; 13. 71S Shawn Sliter [4]; 14. 11J Chris Jones [18]; 15. 14H Jim Huppunen [12]; 16. 25 Warren Mahoney [21]; 17. 13 Cory Turner [9]; 18. 81 Derek Jonathan [17]; 19. (DNF) 98 Paul Pekkonen [19]; 20. (DNF) 11 Jamie Turner [20]; 21. (DNF) 21J John Burbridge Jr [16] A-Main Lap Leaders – Jake Brown 1-25 Margin of Victory – 0.580 seconds Hard Charger – Todd Hoddick +6

Up Next: Saturday, May 14 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway – Merlin, Ontario

SOS Media Website: www.southernontariosprints.com Twitter: SOSsprints Facebook: SouthernOntarioSprints Instagram: southernontariosprints

About the Southern Ontario Sprints tour: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. The SOS is celebrating 25 seasons of racing in 2022, and each points-paying event on the schedule will pay a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca for more information.

 

Nathan Skaggs & Tyler Carpenter Capture Feature Wins at Ohio Valley Speedway

For Immediate Release
Ohio Valley Speedway
April 25, 2022

Mother Nature graced the Mid-Ohio Valley area with a picturesque evening for racing Friday Night at Ohio Valley Speedway. A great crowd turned out for the return of the OVSCA Sprint Car Series and the Spring Sprint Car Spectacular. Picking up feature wins were Nathan Skaggs, Tyler Carpenter, Coleman Evans, Kendall Hodge, Jacob McDaniel, Bryson Long and Addison Tasker.

First up on the agenda was the OVSCA Sprint Car Series and 20 wicked winged warriors would show up with their sites set on the KMA Auto Victory Lane. A great race would see Nathan Skaggs come out on top holding off a hard charging Kory Crabtree to secure the win. Skaggs of Chillicothe, Ohio would parlay his talents around the ‘Valley’ by blistering the speedway’s top shelf enroute to his impressive victory aboard the Pleasant Valley Iron & Metal/ NST/ Beesley Excavating & Demo XXX chassis. Following Skaggs to the pay window was a very impressive Kory Crabtree, who would fight early trouble to rally from his 15th starting spot to the runner-up position. Behind Skaggs and Crabtree were Brandon Conkle, Chris Garnes and Bryan Knuckles.

A great Las Trancas Super Late Model main event would see Tyler Carpenter of Parkersburg take his ride to the KMA Auto Victory Lane for the first time at Ohio Valley Speedway this season. The talented driver of the sharp #28 Kryptonite machine would drive a flawless race in and around lap traffic to secure the popular victory. Following Carpenter across the line was brother Chris Carpenter in his maiden voyage in 2022, Corey Conley, defending track champion Ronnie Mayle and Zach Hill.

Coleman Evans of Mineral Wells, WV would look to pick up where he left off in 2021 with his first victory at the ‘Valley’ on the young season by snaring the feature win in the Polymer Services UMP Modified division. The driver of the Evans Construction machine and defending track champion would leave no doubt in a dominating win over Chad Roush, Kenny Johnson, KC Burdette, and Kyle Bond.

It was the ‘Flattop Flyer’ Kendall Hodge of Davisville going two for two in 22’ at Ohio Valley Speedway. The talented driver of the 91 hotrod would take the checked flag in the Pike Street Lanes Sportmod division over Brandon Patton, Levi Wright, Nic Green and Curt Reck.

In the Bill’s Auto Salvage SCDRA 4 Cylinder division it was Jacob McDaniel of Belpre, Ohio winning an early tussle with the c19 of Patrick Willbarger to grab his first win of the season at Ohio Valley Speedway. A great field would arrive at the Lubeck, WV oval in search of the 4 Cylinder A-Main but when the dust settled it was McDaniel heading to the KMA Auto Victory Lane. McDaniel pilots the McWilson Performance/ Welderman@MOVBT Cavalier and was followed across the line by Jacob Hughes, Patrick Willbarger, Dan Moss and Greg King.

In the Mike’s Auto Body WRA Mini Wedges it was Addison Tasker grabbing her first win of the season by besting Colin Knox and Cole Tasker. The Young Gun division would kick the evening off with Bryson Long going two for two on the season by holding off defending track champion Logan Perine and Easton Mayle. Special thanks to Jack Vaughn Livestock Trucking for sponsoring the WRA Mini Wedge trophies.

Be sure to join us next Friday Night, April 29th at Ohio Valley Speedway for one of the biggest events of the season as we present the ‘Topless 50’ for Super Late Models paying $5,000 to win. A huge weekend in the Mountain State as the Ohio Valley Speedway teams up with Tyler County Speedway in presenting a ‘Double Header’ weekend of Topless action in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Ohio Valley Speedway Feature Results, Friday Night, April 22nd

OVSCA Sprint Car Feature: Nathan Skaggs, Kory Crabtree, Brandon Conkle, Chris Garnes, Bryan Knuckles, Josh Davis, Nate Reeser, Jason Dolick, Reese Saldana, Greg Mitchell, Keith Baxter, Dave Dickson, Garrett Mitchell, Wyatt Zimmerman, Joe Adorjan, Eric Martin, Wayne McPeek, Lee Haskins, Andre Layfield, David Seitz

 

 

Ryan Bernal wins an entertaining SCCT feature at Merced Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Merced, CA…Hollister’s Ryan Bernal doesn’t make as many starts nowadays, but on Saturday night he continued to show that he’s more than capable of running up front with many of the best in California, by topping a 52-car field at Merced Speedway.

The “Worlds Fastest PG&E Worker” blasted around Andy Forsberg following a late restart and went on to claim his second career Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards victory. Despite limited starts, Bernal has now won with the USAC/CRA Wingless 410s and the SCCT Winged 360s during the month of April.

When things got underway in the 35-lapper Bernal carved his way to the lead over Corey Day and Andy Forsberg. The action was fast and furious on the bullring, with the initial 27-laps clicking off caution free. Weaving their way through heavy lapped traffic Bernal and Day battled it out up front before Forsberg joined the mix around lap 20.

The 16-year-old from Clovis got a great run down the backstretch at that time and drove to inside of Bernal to snag the lead, which also brought Forsberg along for second. The intense racing kept fans on the edge of their seat throughout.

On lap 23 Forsberg then sliced his way to the inside of Day but couldn’t quite stick the move. While this was going on Bernal ran the high-side like a boss and hounded the top-two with traffic on every square inch of the Merced quarter-mile. With 26-laps complete Forsberg fought his way below Day for the lead, as the youngster then slowed with a blown engine to end his bid at victory. One lap later the caution waved to set up a seven-lap dash to the finish.

After the restart Bernal immediately went to the high scary side and used the vast banking to slingshot himself past Forsberg and into the top-spot that he would not relinquish. He drove off to cross the checkered flag for the win, which came aboard the Matt Wood Racing/ Elk Grove Ford/ NOS Energy Drink No. 17wx entry.

Forsberg earned a strong runner up effort at the helm of the Pacific Highway Rentals/ Wilkie Masonry No. 92 mount, while Roseville’s Colby Copeland rounded out the podium in the VSR/ Bianchi Farms No. 5v Sprinter. Completing the top-10 were Bianchi Farms fast qualifier Tony Gomes, Mitchell Faccinto, 15th starting Shane Golobic, Sean Becker, Justin Sanders, Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Ryan Robinson and Tim Kaeding.

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Contingency winners from round two at Merced Speedway:

Bianchi Farms Fast Time- Tony Gomes who topped the 52-car field with a 10.820

Tiner Hirst Enterprise Heat 1- Mitch Faccinto

BR Motorsports Heat 2- Colby Copeland

King Racing Products Heat 3- Andy Forsberg

A.R.T. Ent. Speed Equipment Heat 4- Sean Becker

Sierra Foothills Wine Services Heat 5- Keith Day Jr

QuickTime Mortgage 1st non transfer/- JJ Ringo

D&D Roofing final finisher in B-main- John Clarke

Pit Stop USA Hard Charger- Ryan Robinson

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The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will now get a couple weekends off, before resuming the championship fight at the eighth annual “Peter Murphy Classic” in the Central Valley. Opening night will occur at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway on Friday May 13th, with Saturday May 14th taking place at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. Both nights also feature the NARC 410 Sprint Cars.

Merced Speedway SCCT round two Results- 52 cars

A Main 35 Laps

1. 17WX-Ryan Bernal[1]; 2. 92-Andy Forsberg[3]; 3. 5V-Colby Copeland[7]; 4. 75-Tony Gomes[6]; 5. 21T-Mitchell Faccinto[8]; 6. 17W-Shane Golobic[15]; 7. 22X-Sean Becker[10]; 8. 2X-Justin Sanders[12]; 9. 14W-Ryan Robinson[21]; 10. 42X-Tim Kaeding[13]; 11. 22-Keith Day Jr[4]; 12. 2XM-Max Mittry[11]; 13. 67G-Grant Dunkerkin[23]; 14. 35M-Chase Majdic[22]; 15. 34-Landon Brooks[5]; 16. 121-Caeden Steele[20]; 17. 83T-Tanner Carrick[18]; 18. 88N-DJ Netto[14]; 19. 98M-Michael Pombo[16]; 20. 21-Shane Hopkins[17]; 21. 41-Corey Day[2]; 22. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[9]; 23. 33H-Eric Humphries[19]; 24. 38B-Blake Carrick[24]

B Main 15 Laps

1. 14W-Ryan Robinson[6]; 2. 35M-Chase Majdic[1]; 3. 67G-Grant Dunkerkin[4]; 4. 38B-Blake Carrick[2]; 5. 2K-JJ Ringo[3]; 6. 83V-Joel Myers Jr[9]; 7. 88A-Joey Ancona[11]; 8. 2-Brooklyn Holland[7]; 9. 37-Steven Kent[10]; 10. 7C-Jodie Robinson[8]; 11. 33-Dylan Bloomfield[12]; 12. 98-Sean Watts[5]; 13. 12-Steel Powell[14]; 14. 12J-John Clark[13]

C Feature 1 10 Laps | 00:02:11.171

1. 88A-Joey Ancona[1]; 2. 12J-John Clark[2]; 3. 21M-Michael Ing[4]; 4. 9-Dustin Freitas[3]; 5. 94TH-Kyle Hirst[6]; 6. 99T-Tanner Boul[7]; 7. 5R-Ryan Rocha[8]; 8. 94-Greg Decaires V[10]; 9. 15-Cody Key[9]; 10. 68-Jayson Bright[5]

C Feature 2 10 Laps

1. 33-Dylan Bloomfield[4]; 2. 12-Steel Powell[1]; 3. 9T-Camden Robustelli[6]; 4. 19-Colby Thornhill[8]; 5. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[10]; 6. 21X-Gage Garcia[7]; 7. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[5]

Heat 1 10 Laps

1. 21T-Mitchell Faccinto[1]; 2. 2XM-Max Mittry[2]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic[5]; 4. 75-Tony Gomes[4]; 5. 35M-Chase Majdic[7]; 6. 14W-Ryan Robinson[3]; 7. 88A-Joey Ancona[11]; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox[6]; 9. 9T-Camden Robustelli[10]; 10. 19-Colby Thornhill[8]; 11. 94-Greg Decaires V[9]

Heat 2 10 Laps

1. 5V-Colby Copeland[2]; 2. 42X-Tim Kaeding[6]; 3. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[1]; 4. 21-Shane Hopkins[7]; 5. 38B-Blake Carrick[8]; 6. 7C-Jodie Robinson[10]; 7. 12-Steel Powell[5]; 8. 21M-Michael Ing[9]; 9. 15-Cody Key[11]; 10. 94TH-Kyle Hirst[4]; 11. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[3]

Heat 3 10 Laps |

1. 92-Andy Forsberg[1]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders[2]; 3. 17WX-Ryan Bernal[4]; 4. 121-Caeden Steele[5]; 5. 67G-Grant Dunkerkin[6]; 6. 83V-Joel Myers Jr[7]; 7. 12J-John Clark[3]; 8. 68-Jayson Bright[8]; 9. 5R-Ryan Rocha[9]

Heat 4 10 Laps

1. 22X-Sean Becker[1]; 2. 41-Corey Day[4]; 3. 98M-Michael Pombo[2]; 4. 33H-Eric Humphries[3]; 5. 2K-JJ Ringo[7]; 6. 2-Brooklyn Holland[5]; 7. 7P-Jake Andreotti[8]; 8. 33-Dylan Bloomfield[9]; 9. 99T-Tanner Boul[6]; 10. 56-Michael Faccinto[10]

Heat 5 10 Laps

1. 22-Keith Day Jr[3]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto[2]; 3. 34-Landon Brooks[4]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick[1]; 5. 98-Sean Watts[7]; 6. 37-Steven Kent[6]; 7. 9-Dustin Freitas[8]; 8. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[9]; 9. 21X-Gage Garcia[5]

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Laurel Highland Sprint Series

 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

Hagerstown Speedway, Maryland Saturday April 23rd 2022 Ken Duke jr. takes the win at the Hub City oval After a winning his heat race Ken Duke raced hard all feature taking the lead with four laps to go and going on to the win. Heats for the night were won by Ken Duke and Alyssa Rowe for the twenty cars on hand as the red clay oval was perfectly smooth sticky and dust free. The feature lined up with Scott Lutz and Chris Humblet pacing to green with Lutz out first and Duke in chase with the rest of the field dicing for a spot. Lutz and Duke stayed on the bottom as tenth starting Jerald Harris had found a high line to his liking and was a rocket as he made it to third by lap two. Harris swept into the lead on lap four up high as he had been running leaving Lutz and Duke to race for second with John Scarborough closing in. Laps clicked off as the track stayed great and Harris was flying out front by himself as everybody chased with Duke now second and Scarborough third. The final laps were coming fast with Harris still up front with Duke now closing as something was not right with the leader on the straights but still flying in the corners. Duke got buy with four to go as Harris tried to hang on and was still fast in the corners, but it all finished when Harris slid to a stop in turn two. Duke led to the green with Scarborough second and now Tylor Cochran in third and nobody would stop Duke as he charged under the waving Checkered flag first. At the line it was Ken Duke jr., John Scarborough, Tylor Cochran, Scott Lutz, Daren Bolac, Fred Arnold, Alyssa Rowe, Ryan Lynn, Dakota Schweikert, Dale Schweikert, Bill Rice, Jay Fry, Jerald Harris, Steve Kenawell jr., Matt Mullins, French Grimes, Caleb Harris, Josh Spicer, Chris Humblet and Donny Hendershot. Next week the VSS heads to Shenandoah Speedway in Virginia for the first pavement race of the year on Saturday night April 30th. Thanks for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

GALLOGLY CAPTURES MUST SEE LIGHTS OPENER AT LORAIN RACEWAY PARK

April 23, 2022 – South Amherst, Ohio – Cody Gallogly started the 2022 season just like he ended the 2021 season by capturing the Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series season opener Saturday night at Lorain Raceway Park. It was his second career MSR Lights victory. His other win came in the 2021 season final also at LRP.

Joshua Sexton paced time trials when he turned a lap of 13.719 seconds to kick the evening’s action off
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In a bizarre start to the night’s 25-lap feature event, two red flags were thrown before the first lap was completed. On the initial start, Jason Rader and J.J. Henes got together at the start. Series officials went red after a lengthy delay to clean u the carnage. Rader was done for the night, but Henes continued.

On the next restart Rader got together with Dale McQuillen. Both cars would be done for the evening after Rader ended upside down in the melee

When the green flag finally waved, Gallogly got the jump from his outside front row starting position and lead the event wire-to-wire to capture his second career MSR Lights event. Gallogly would win by a margin of 00.611 seconds over Joshua Sexton.

MSR Lights rookie newcomer Sawyer Stout put in a solid performance in his first-ever series start with a third-place finish. Henes finished forth and Andrew Bogusz rounded out the top five.

The series will now be idle until the second annual American Speed U.S. Nationals at Kalamazoo Speedway Memorial Day Weekend.

Feature (25 laps) 1. 27-Cody Gallogly, 2. 51-Joshua Sexton, 3. 92-Sawyer Stout, 4. 36-J.J. Henes, 5. 17-Andrew Bogusz, 6. 65-Junior Gould, 7. 15-Tim Henthorne, 8. 18-Lauren DePasquale, 9. 23-Charlie Baur, 10. 52-Jason Rader, 11. 21-Dale McQuillen

 

 

Wayne County Speedway opening night

ORRVILLE – A perfect opening day turned out to be a perfect ending as well for sprint car ace Cody Bova.

After knocking on the door to his first career 410 sprint car victory, the 28-year-old broke through on Saturday night by capturing the 25-lap Pine Tree Towing and Recovery sprint car main event to highlight the thrice-delayed season opener at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway near Orrville.

West Virginia native Zack Milbee scored an impressive victory in the Mountaineer state-based Steel Block Super Late Model series feature, with Brandon Morrow picking up an equally rousing win in the McKenzie Concrete super stock main event, while Colton Shaw and Doug Hensel thrilled the overflow crowd with dramatic triumphs in the McKenzie Super Stock and JoyRide Transportation Mini Stock, respectively, season openers.

After coming up just short in his bid for victory during the 2021 season, including a heartbreaking late-race setback at WCS, Bova made the most of his opportunity on Saturday. The Struthers, Ohio native grabbed the top spot from Brandon Spithaler on lap six and never looked back in fending off a hard-charging Chris Myers at the stripe in earning his inaugural visit to victory lane in his Bova Excavating No. 20.

“We’ve been fast here before, and even thought we had one locked up last year, but l just concentrated on hitting my marks and not making any mistakes in lapped traffic tonight,” Bova said. “The track surface was just awesome, and to come in here and beat this caliber of cars feels great. We were thinking of splitting our time this season between here (and Mercer Speedway in western Pa.), but this may change our plans.”

The action behind Bova, however, was fast and furious as former motocross star Zach Ames, Spithaler, Jordan Ryan, Broc Martin, Myers, and Fremont Speedway regular Zeth Sabo were on the move.

Mechanical woes, though, eventually sent Martin and Ryan pitside while running inside the top four, as Myers chipped away at Bova’s advantage. Myers closed to the back bumper of Bova on numerous occasions in the closing stages, but settled for second, ahead of Spithaler, ninth-starting Sabo, sixth row starter Henry Malcuit, 17th-starting Leyton Wagner, Ames, former track champion Danny Mumaw from the tail, Andrew Palker in his first ride in the McClure Motorsports No. 9, and Jason Dolick.

After wiring the field in the Steel Block series’ visit to Hilltop Speedway on Friday night, Corey Delancey seemed primed for a second victory on Saturday by grabbing the point from Milbee at the start of the 25-lap main event with Tyler Riggs, Dustin Sprouse, Russ Frohnapfel, and BJ Gregory in tow.

Disaster struck Delancey on lap six, though, as the leader ducked to the work area with a flat tire, with Riggs retiring pitside as well. Milbee inherited the lead and sped to the $1,200 victory with Delancey racing back to second from the tail, as Sprouse, Frohnapfel, and Gregory rounded out the top five.

The 15-lap super stock main was next to hit the ultra-fast 3-8 mile clay, with heavy hitters Took Wiles and Kyle Moore occupying the inside front two rows. With Wiles grabbing the point and leading through lap 10, all eyes were on the fast-closing C9 machine of 10th-starting Brandon Morrow.

Morrow tracked down the leaders, and following a lap 12 caution, took the top spot and never looked back. Wiles and Moore diced it up behind Morrow, with Wiles claiming second in his Rott Shop 187, with Moore garnering third in the 21D, with Rob Melzer and Don Rutt completing the top five.

The action in the last two feature races matched the well-deserved 80-degree temperatures of the sun-drenched afternoon, with nail-biting finishes kicked off by the 23-car Modified main event.

WCS regular Colton Shaw grabbed the lead in his familiar 01 mount, with Scott Peltz following. As Peltz stayed glued to the back bumper of Shaw, sixth starting Jason Brennan and fourth row starter Nate Young were picking their way to the front by lap eight.

Brennan wrestled the lead away from Shaw with a handful of laps left, with Shaw, Young, Eric Wilson, and Peltz all within striking distance. Brennan’s night came to a halt with mechanical failure with Shaw and Young door-to-door close behind. Shaw grabbed the lead on the restart and held off the charge of Young at the stripe to by less than a car length with Peltz, Ryan Robey, and Wilson completing the top five.

The 12-lap Mini Stock main closed the opening night festivities with a bang, as WCS stalwarts Jordan James, Doug Hensel, and Travis Hutton traded the top three spots with regularity with each leading laps.

With Hensel shuffled to third with less than two laps remaining behind James and Hutton, the former track champion charged to the front after taking the white flag and won the drag race to the checkers besting James, Hutton, Johnny Bruce Jr., and Kyle Petit.

Next week WCS will host an all-open wheel spectacular, with the traveling 360 cubic inch Great Lakes Super Sprint-NRA Sprint Invaders tour joined by the 410 sprints and modifieds.

 

 

On a cowboy up race track, Greg Wilson is the sheriff...takes Fremont AFCS loot

Sunday, April 24, 2022

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – It was a “cowboy up” track at Fremont Speedway Saturday, April 23 and the veteran “sheriff” Greg Wilson who took the loot!

Wilson, of Benton Ridge, Ohio, held off many challenges from Cole Macedo to score his 14th career win at “The Track That Action Built” on Pub 400 Night. The win was worth $4,000 takes to Big D’s Pizza of Clyde.

Macedo, who won the previous night at Attica Raceway Park, increased his point lead in the battle for the All Pro Aluminum Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group with his second place finish.

“We know there’s a cowboy here…Cole Macedo…but the sheriff just won the damn race,” joked Wilson. “I know a lot of you like Cole Macedo…he texted me after running side by side for 15 to 20 laps at Attica and about made this old man tear up. I was out in California when his brother (Carson) was just starting and I went to a test and helped his brother and to see him (Cole) turning into what he is…he’s a hell of a gentleman on and off the race track and it was fun to race with him.”

“When you have Andy Potter working on this thing you’re expected to win and I expect myself to win. I have to thank Joe and Diane Seeling for giving me and Andy a chance to do this. Andy and I are gaining the trust you need to be competitive night in and night out to talk to each other and have confidence in what we both want to do,” added Wilson beside his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Sugar Street Bar backed #97.

Fremont’s Jamie Miller is undefeated in 305 sprint car competition in 2022. Miller, who has won the last two events at Attica Raceway Park, took the lead from Steve Rando with five laps to go and held off several challenges from Rando to earn his 31st career win at Fremont.

“I’m speechless. I know we’ve been pretty good but we have struggled here the last couple of years. I can’t believe we just won that race…that was a hell of a race with Steve. That had to be a great race for the fans,” said Miller beside his Kenny Kalb Farms, JLH General Contractor, Roberts & Sons Contracting, Sonic Hauling, Queen of Clean, Sloppy’s Sports Café, Smitty’s Pizza, Crown Battery, Rohr Total Lawn Care, Schreinder Farms, Reedtown Tavern, Fostoria Mod Shop, Flooring Outlaw, Phil Rister, Carpenter Creative backed #26.

The win also pads Miller’s lead in the NAPA of Bryan AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti took the lead half-way through the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature and held off challenges from Jeff Babcock and Cory McCaughey to score his 68th career win at Fremont Speedway. Valenti, a four-time and defending dirt truck track champion, sits second on the track’s all-time win list, just 8 victories shy of tying the legendary Art Ball atop the standings.

“I know people get tired of seeing this thing up here but it’s the same truck we’ve run for several years. A lot of other teams are building newer pieces but this old thing just seems to drive to the front,” said Valenti of his A Plus Auto Center, Craig Miller Trucking, Best Performance Motorsports, Dave Story Equipment, KS Sales & Service, S&S Hauling and Excavation backed machine.

In the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint 30-lap A-main, Wilson jumped out to the lead from his pole starting position with Dan McCarron, Harli White, Trey Jacobs, Kyle Capodice and Nate Dussel in tow. A caution with just three laps in kept the field close.

On the restart White drove into second and immediately closed on Wilson. Meanwhile a whale of a battle developed for third involving McCarron, Dussel, Capodice and Macedo. White moved to Wilson’s inside and outside lap after lap looking for a chance to steal the lead but she jumped the cushion and spun, ending her bid for the top spot and handing second to Macedo.

On the ensuing restart Macedo grabbed the lead but Wilson retook the top spit a lap later only to see Macedo regain the lead on lap 11. Macedo too jumped the wicked cushion in turn four a lap later, giving the lead back to Wilson with Dussel moving into second. At the half-way point Wilson held a 2.5 second lead over Dussel, McCarron and Macedo.

With 10 laps to go Macedo took second from Dussel bringing DJ Foos into third. The leaders caught lapped traffic with six to go and Macedo closed quickly on Wilson. Wilson’s lead was down to less than a second with three laps to go but the veteran hit his marks and held on for the win over Macedo, Foos, Dussel and Brian Smith.

Steve Rando grabbed the early lead of the 25-lap Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint A-main with Paul Weaver, Bryan Sebetto and Miller in tow. Miller moved into third on lap three and took second a circuit later. With just 10 laps scored, Miller began pressuring Rando for the lead and took it in heavy lapped traffic on lap 13 only to see Rando regain the spot a lap later.

Miller drove under Rando for the lead on lap 20 just before the only caution of the race fell. On the restart Miller pulled away for the win over Rando, a charging Dustin Stroup, Tyler Shullick and Seth Schneider.

In the 20-lap dirt truck feature, Jim Holcomb took the early lead while a tremendous battle for second ensued involving Cory McCaughey, RJ Cornett, Valenti and Ben Clapp. Holcomb built a sizeable lead over the next eight laps while the race behind him heated up with Valenti taking second on lap seven. The caution flew on lap nine for debris and on the restart Valenti drove into the lead.

At the half-way point Valenti lead but the truck on the move was 16th starter Jeff Babcock who took second and ran down the leader. McCaughey joined the fun with seven laps to go. Valenti was able to pull away for the win over McCaughey, Babcock, Holcomb and Cornett.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, April 30 with the AFCS 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks in action.

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About the Pub 400

Pub 400 is located at 400 North Stone Street in Fremont. Open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday and Monday and 6 a.m. through midnight Tuesdays through Saturdays, breakfast is served daily until noon. Daily food specials are available starting at 11 a.m.; check out the Pub 400 Facebook page to view a menu and daily specials! Fans can bring your ticket stub to the Pub on any Sunday morning from 6 a.m. to noon after a Saturday race night for $2 off your breakfast. The Pub 400 will also be hosting a weekly “Meet the Driver” event on Tuesday’s from 5-8 p.m. with a different 410, 305 or dirt truck team every week. If teams are interested in participating in this event please contact the Pub 400 Facebook page or Jamie Havens. The Pub 400 – good food, good friends, cold beer.

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, April 23, 2022

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.954; 2.16-DJ Foos, 12.998; 3.09-Craig Mintz, 12.998; 4.14H-Zane DeVault, 13.178; 5.1-Nate Dussel, 13.195; 6.18-Cole Macedo, 13.270; 7.11N-Harli White, 13.273; 8.2+-Brian Smith, 13.291; 9.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.317; 10.14-Chad Wilson, 13.324; 11.97-Greg Wilson, 13.337; 12.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.385; 13.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.390; 14.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.450; 15.2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.528; 16.4*-Tyler Street, 13.534; 17.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.572; 18.49I-John Ivy, 13.572; 19.2-Mike Kane, 13.600; 20.23A-Chris Andrews, 13.798; 21.41-Thomas Schinderle, 13.876; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 13.916; 23.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.113; 24.7-Alex Aldrich, 14.178; 25.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 14.197; 26.7N-Darin Naida, 14.256; 27.28-Gray Leadbetter, 14.423; 28.29-Logan Mccandless, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 11N-Harli White[2] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[7] ; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde[6] ; 8. 7-Alex Aldrich[9] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 10. 28-Gray Leadbetter[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 2. 18-Cole Macedo[3] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[2] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 7. 41-Thomas Schinderle[7] ; 8. 29-Logan Mccandless[9] ; 9. 2-Mike Kane[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 97-Greg Wilson[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 14H-Zane DeVault[4] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 23A-Chris Andrews[7] ; 7. 49I-John Ivy[6] ; 8. 7N-Darin Naida[9] ; 9. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 23A-Chris Andrews[3] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 4. 2L-Landon Lalonde[4] ; 5. 49I-John Ivy[6] ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle[5] ; 7. 7N-Darin Naida[9] ; 8. 29-Logan Mccandless[8] ; 9. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[12] ; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms[10] ; 11. 2-Mike Kane[11] ; 12. 28-Gray Leadbetter[13] ; 13. 7-Alex Aldrich[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 97-Greg Wilson[1] ; 2. 18-Cole Macedo[7] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[9] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[12] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[11] ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 9. 68G-Tyler Gunn[15] ; 10. 23A-Chris Andrews[17] ; 11. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael[18] ; 14. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 15. 2L-Landon Lalonde[19] ; 16. 14-Chad Wilson[14] ; 17. 11N-Harli White[3] ; 18. 4*-Tyler Street[16] ; 19. 14H-Zane DeVault[10] ; 20. 49I-John Ivy[20]

305 Sprints – Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1.9R-Logan Riehl, 13.851; 2.61-Tyler Shullick, 13.995; 3.31-Paul Weaver, 14.010; 4.01-Bryan Sebetto, 14.158; 5.12F-Matt Foos, 14.269; 6.32-Bryce Lucius, 14.297; 7.28-Shawn Valenti, 14.305; 8.36-Seth Schneider, 14.336; 9.19R-Steve Rando, 14.348; 10.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 14.361; 11.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.412; 12.26-Jamie Miller, 14.443; 13.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 14.474; 14.X-Mike Keegan, 14.522; 15.3V-Chris Verda, 14.534; 16.10X-Dustin Stroup, 14.538; 17.5JR-Jim McGrath, 14.576; 18.99-Jim McGrath, 14.576; 19.15k-Creed Kemenah, 14.600; 20.34-Jud Dickerson, 14.667; 21.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.775; 22.5-Kody Brewer, 14.782; 23.5M-Mike Moore, 14.793; 24.6-Jimmie Ward, 14.794; 25.2-Brenden Torok, 14.856; 26.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.971; 27.92-Kevin Hawk, 15.036; 28.51M-Haldon Miller, 15.127; 29.78-Austin Black , 15.225; 30.98-Robert Robenalt, 15.906; 31.10TS-Tyler Schiets, 16.011; 32.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 61-Tyler Shullick[4] ; 4. X15-Kasey Ziebold[1] ; 5. 6-Jimmie Ward[5] ; 6. 92-Kevin Hawk[6] ; 7. 51M-Haldon Miller[7] ; 8. 78-Austin Black [8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 2. 31-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 4. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[8] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[7] ; 6. 15k-Creed Kemenah[6] ; 7. 9R-Logan Riehl[4] ; 8. 34-Jud Dickerson[5]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 3. 01-Bryan Sebetto[4] ; 4. 28-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[6] ; 6. 5JR-Jim McGrath[7] ; 7. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 8. 98-Robert Robenalt[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 32-Bryce Lucius[3] ; 3. 5-Kody Brewer[1] ; 4. 12F-Matt Foos[4] ; 5. 2-Brenden Torok[5] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[6] ; 7. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[7]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 5JR-Jim McGrath[4] ; 2. 3V-Chris Verda[2] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[6] ; 4. 6-Jimmie Ward[1] ; 5. 92-Kevin Hawk[3] ; 6. 51M-Haldon Miller[5] ; 7. 98-Robert Robenalt[8] ; 8. 78-Austin Black [7]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 2-Brenden Torok[2] ; 2. 3X-Brandon Riehl[4] ; 3. 9R-Logan Riehl[5] ; 4. 34-Jud Dickerson[7] ; 5. 15k-Creed Kemenah[3] ; 6. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[6] ; 7. 5M-Mike Moore[1]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup[11] ; 4. 61-Tyler Shullick[9] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 7. 31-Paul Weaver[3] ; 8. 32-Bryce Lucius[7] ; 9. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[14] ; 10. X-Mike Keegan[21] ; 11. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 12. 5JR-Jim McGrath[17] ; 13. 9R-Logan Riehl[22] ; 14. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[10] ; 15. 2-Brenden Torok[18] ; 16. 5-Kody Brewer[12] ; 17. X15-Kasey Ziebold[13] ; 18. 28-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 19. 12F-Matt Foos[16] ; 20. 01-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 21. 3X-Brandon Riehl[20] ; 22. 3V-Chris Verda[19]

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Qualifying

1.4M-Jamie Miller, 17.475 NTR; 2.8-RJ Cornett, 17.861; 3.7B-Shawn Valenti, 17.909; 4.36M-Cory McCaughey, 17.918; 5.11H-Jim Holcomb, 18.019; 6.0-Jody Keegan, 18.130; 7.8KB-Kent Brewer, 18.147; 8.P51-Dave Gumby, 18.262; 9.67-Ben Clapp, 18.267; 10.4s-Keith Sorg, 18.388; 11.5s-Bradley Stuckey, 18.436; 12.8S-Brandon Stuckey, 18.533; 13.7X-Dana Frey, 18.576; 14.17x-Dustin Keegan, 18.581; 15.28-Cody Laird, 18.581; 16.99-Troy Aikman, 18.661; 17.73-Troy Aikman, 18.661; 18.23m-Brad Mitten, 18.815; 19.7H-JT Horn, 18.864; 20.6-Steve Sabo, 18.992; 21.19-Tony Burns, 19.001; 22.83-Butch Latte, 19.123; 23.ID=22393- , 19.253; 24.25-Jeff Babcock, 19.397; 25.51-David Bankey, 19.809; 26.3-Devan McEwan, 19.990; 27.2-Jackson Sebetto, 20.602; 28.20T-Tanner Hacksworth, 21.384;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 8-RJ Cornett[4] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 4. P51-Dave Gumby[2] ; 5. 7X-Dana Frey[5] ; 6. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[1] ; 7. 2-Jackson Sebetto[9] ; 8. 7H-JT Horn[8] ; 9. 73-Troy Aikman[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 11H-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[3] ; 3. 4s-Keith Sorg[1] ; 4. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[5] ; 5. 73-Troy Aikman[7] ; 6. 19-Tony Burns[8] ; 7. 28-Cody Laird[6] ; 8. 4M-Jamie Miller[4] ; 9. 25-Jeff Babcock[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 23m-Brad Mitten[1] ; 3. 67-Ben Clapp[2] ; 4. 0-Jody Keegan[3] ; 5. 83-Butch Latte[6] ; 6. 6-Steve Sabo[5] ; 7. 3-Devan McEwan[8] ; 8. 20T-Tanner Hacksworth[9] ; 9. 51-David Bankey[7]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 25-Jeff Babcock[10] ; 2. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[1] ; 3. 6-Steve Sabo[3] ; 4. 3-Devan McEwan[6] ; 5. 28-Cody Laird[5] ; 6. 20T-Tanner Hacksworth[9] ; 7. 51-David Bankey[11] ; 8. 2-Jackson Sebetto[4] ; 9. 19-Tony Burns[2] ; 10. 4M-Jamie Miller[8] ; 11. 7H-JT Horn[7]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 3. 25-Jeff Babcock[16] ; 4. 11H-Jim Holcomb[3] ; 5. 8-RJ Cornett[11] ; 6. 0-Jody Keegan[10] ; 7. P51-Dave Gumby[8] ; 8. 23m-Brad Mitten[12] ; 9. 28-Cody Laird[20] ; 10. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[17] ; 11. 83-Butch Latte[15] ; 12. 67-Ben Clapp[6] ; 13. 17x-Dustin Keegan[9] ; 14. 6-Steve Sabo[18] ; 15. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[5] ; 16. 8KB-Kent Brewer[2] ; 17. 4s-Keith Sorg[7] ; 18. 3-Devan McEwan[19] ; 19. 7X-Dana Frey[13] ; 20. 73-Troy Aikman[14]

 

 

Macedo takes thrilling last lap, last corner pass for AFCS 410 Attica win; Westbrook earns 1st 360 victory; Miller repeats in 305s

Saturday, April 23, 2022

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Cole Macedo showed his maturity behind the wheel of a 410 sprint car Friday, April 22 at Attica Raceway Park. Despite having several great runs for the lead wiped out by late race cautions, the Lemoore, California driver maintained his composure. When the green flew with just two laps to go Macedo stayed glued to Jordan Ryan’s rear bumper and entering the final set of turns on the last lap rocketed to the cushion and around Ryan for a last lap, last corner pass for the win on Baumann Auto Group/Venture Visionary Partners Salute to Gene Frankart Night.

The win propels Macedo atop the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) presented by the Baumann Auto Group point standings. It was his third career win at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue.

“That was wild. I’ve never done that before….won on the last lap. I was struggling really bad on the restarts. I just couldn’t get to his (Ryan’s) bumper. There at the end I just said screw it and started hammering it as hard as I possibly could. I think the bottom was kind of going away on him (Ryan). We were tight but it was good when you hit it right. I saw…don’t know who it was (Zach Hampton)…almost slide me and I thought I’m either going to wreck or I’m going to win and luckily it paid off,” said Macedo of his Ray Brooks Racing team with sponsorship from Fremont Auto Parts, Gill Construction, Catawba Island Club, ML Graphics backed machine.

Scotland Ontario, Canada’s Dylan Westbrook used heavy lapped traffic to take the lead from Nate Dussel on lap eight, then held off server challenges from Dussel and survived a one lap battle to the checkers to secure his first ever Attica win with the Ohio Logistics National Racing Alliance 360 sprints.

“It seemed like the track changed a lot during that race and I got around the leader on top and then I saw him coming low…really had to move around a lot during that race. Traffic definitely helped me out…seemed like every time I got to a car they just seemed to part the way for me,” said Westbrook beside his Sovereign Fusion, Nitro 54, Cigar Depot, Robertson Restoration, Hill’s Racing backed machine.

Fremont’s Jamie Miller, the defending Fremont Fence 305 track champion drove around Bryan Sebetto with just five laps to go and then held off a late race charge from Sebetto to secure his second feature win of the year and 33rd of his career at Attica.

“I was just being patient and poking around on the bottom and he (Sebetto) finally moved down there to see what was there and I moved to the top and was able to drive around him. He pressured me for quite awhile. I was having a hard time seeing the cushion…there was a lot of dust up there and I went to the bottom again and got through lapped traffic easy,” said Miller beside his Kenny Kalb Farms, JLH General Contractor, Roberts & Sons Contracting, Sonic Hauling, Queen of Clean, Sloopy’s Sports Café, Smitty’s Pizza, Crown Battery, Rohr Total Lawn Care, Schreiner Farms, Reedtown Tavern, Fostoria Mod Shop, Flooring Outlaw, Phil Rister, Carpenter Creative backed #26.

Travis Philo shot into the lead of the 30-lap 410 sprint feature and pulled away until he encountered heavy lapped traffic with eight laps to go. That allowed Craig Mintz and Jordan Ryan to close. With six laps to go and mired in traffic while battling for the lead Mintz and Philo collided with both spinning. That handed Ryan the lead with Macedo, Zane DeVault, Kyle Capodice, Skylar Gee and Zach Hampton in tow.

Every time Macedo would get a run at Ryan, the caution flew. With three laps to go Gee brought out the red and on the ensuing restart third running DeVault hit the front stretch wall, ending his night. On the ensuing restart a spin necessitated another restart. Each time Ryan got a tremendous restart but as he took the white flag Macedo had a great run to the top of turns one and two and pull to the rear bumper of Ryan but Hampton tried a slider for second which gave Ryan a little breathing room down the back stretch on the final lap. Macedo, however, drove hard into turn three, blasted the cushion and rocketed off of four around Ryan to steal the win.

Dussel, a former 305 sprint champion at Attica, jumped into the early lead of the 25 lap NRA A-main over Westbrook, Danny Sams, Dustin Daggett and Max Stambaugh. Westbrook used traffic to drive into the lead on lap six with Dussel staying close with Sams also within striking distance. A red on lap 13 gave Dussel a shot at Westbrook and he stayed close when the green flew. With three laps to go Dussel jumped the cushion in turn four and made contact with Sams with the third place runner spinning. As they raced through the white flag another caution flew. With a one-lap shootout ahead, Westbrook hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win.

Logan Riehl took the early lead in the 25-lap 305 sprint A-main over Sebetto, Bryce Lucius, Miller and Paul Weaver. Sebetto used a restart on lap 12 to take the lead from Riehl with Miller moving into second a lap later. Miller began to challenge Sebetto for the lead by lap 17 and took the top spot with five laps to go. Sebetto challenged over the next could of laps as they entered lapped traffic with just three laps to go. Miller drove to the checkers by nearly two seconds over Sebetto.

The win gives Miller an early lead in the NAPA of Bryan AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales points.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, April 29 for Smith Paving Night featuring the AFCS 410 and 305 sprints and the UMP late models.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.comor follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

About Venture Visionary Partners (http://venturevp.com)

Venture Visionary Partners is a registered independent wealth management firm, advising affluent families and individuals, including business owners and entrepreneurs, to help them be strategically smarter with their wealth. Based in Sylvania, Ohio, Venture is a team of experienced wealth managers, investment advisors and other financial specialists who design and implement customized plans to address their clients’ current needs as well as their legacy goals.

About the Baumann Auto Group – www.baumannautogroup.com

In an era of continuous change, the Baumann Auto Group is celebrating over 60 years of successfully serving the community. Buck Baumann is proud to continue his father Al’s vision with the same tradition of trust and family atmosphere in the dealerships that are in Fremont, Tiffin, Port Clinton and Oregon. Baumann Won’t Be Beat is more than a slogan; they don't compromise honesty and ethics, and proudly employs high quality people and cares about their loyal customers.

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, April 22, 2022

410 Sprints – Callie’s Performance Products

Qualifying

1.14x-Danny Sams, 0.000; 2.09-Craig Mintz, 12.703; 3.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.703; 4.18-Cole Macedo, 12.740; 5.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.818; 6.16-DJ Foos, 12.864; 7.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.902; 8.29-Zeth Sabo, 12.903; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 12.913; 10.99-Skyler Gee, 12.948; 11.3C-Cale Conley, 12.970; 12.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.994; 13.14T-Tyler Street, 12.996; 14.19P-Paige Polyak, 13.051; 15.41-Thomas Schinderle, 13.054; 16.8M-TJ Michael, 13.062; 17.25R-Jordan Ryan, 13.068; 18.9-Ricky Peterson, 13.081; 19.47BC-Emerson Axson, 13.092; 20.12G-Corbin Gurley, 13.116; 21.8-Zach Ames, 13.121; 22.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.144; 23.23-Chris Andrews, 13.145; 24.35H-Zach Hampton, 13.156; 25.14H-Zane DeVault, 13.217; 26.14-Danny Sams, 13.304; 27.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.309; 28.97-Greg Wilson, 13.332; 29.5J-Jake Hesson, 13.476; 30.2+-Brian Smith, 13.534; 31.75-Jerry Dahms, 13.614; 32.49I-John Ivy, 13.630; 33.7N-Darin Naida, 13.699; 34.40-Logan Fenton, 13.736; 35.20-Danial Burkhart, 13.736; 36.2-AJ Aldrich, 14.245; 37.28-Gray Leadbetter, 14.764;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 35H-Zach Hampton[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 14H-Zane DeVault[5] ; 4. 97-Greg Wilson[7] ; 5. 33W-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 6. 49I-John Ivy[8] ; 7. 3C-Cale Conley[4] ; 8. 23-Chris Andrews[2] ; 9. 28-Gray Leadbetter[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 18-Cole Macedo[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 6. 14-Danny Sams[9] ; 7. 41-Thomas Schinderle[6] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 9. 9-Ricky Peterson[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 25R-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 29-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 5. 12G-Corbin Gurley[5] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 7. 7N-Darin Naida[9] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 9. 5J-Jake Hesson[6]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 19P-Paige Polyak[1] ; 2. 99-Skyler Gee[3] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 4. 47BC-Emerson Axson[5] ; 5. 8-Zach Ames[6] ; 6. 20-Danial Burkhart[8] ; 7. 40-Logan Fenton[7] ; 8. 2-AJ Aldrich[9] ; 9. 14T-Tyler Street[2]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 49I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 23-Chris Andrews[5] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 4. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 5. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 6. 7N-Darin Naida[4] ; 7. 28-Gray Leadbetter[7] ; 8. 5J-Jake Hesson[8] ; 9. 14x-Danny Sams[9]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps)

1. 41-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 2. 14-Danny Sams[1] ; 3. 9-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 4. 20-Danial Burkhart[2] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 40-Logan Fenton[4] ; 7. 14T-Tyler Street[8] ; 8. 2-AJ Aldrich[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 18-Cole Macedo[6] ; 2. 25R-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 3. 35H-Zach Hampton[9] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[12] ; 5. 33W-Caleb Griffith[17] ; 6. 97-Greg Wilson[14] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 8. 29-Zeth Sabo[15] ; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[13] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 11. 47BC-Emerson Axson[16] ; 12. 12G-Corbin Gurley[19] ; 13. 49I-John Ivy[21] ; 14. 41-Thomas Schinderle[22] ; 15. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 16. 8-Zach Ames[20] ; 17. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[18] ; 18. 14H-Zane DeVault[11] ; 19. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 20. 99-Skyler Gee[10] ; 21. 19P-Paige Polyak[8] ; 22. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 23. 14-Danny Sams[24] ; 24. 23-Chris Andrews[23]

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Qualifying

1.31-Paul Weaver, 13.362; 2.12F-Matt Foos, 13.561; 3.61-Tyler Shullick, 13.646; 4.X-Mike Keegan, 13.744; 5.26-Jamie Miller, 13.749; 6.01-Bryan Sebetto, 13.798; 7.9R-Logan Riehl, 13.799; 8.2-Brenden Torok, 13.819; 9.21-Larry Kingseed Jr, 13.824; 10.22-Justin Lusk, 13.892; 11.3X-Brandon Riehl, 13.944; 12.19R-Steve Rando, 14.033; 13.5M-Mike Moore, 14.036; 14.15K-Creed Kemenah, 14.053; 15.5-Kody Brewer, 14.079; 16.5JR-Jim McGrath Jr., 14.115; 17.32-Bryce Lucius, 14.122; 18.36-Seth Schneider, 14.122; 19.34-Jud Dickerson, 14.150; 20.3V-Chris Verda, 14.153; 21.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.156; 22.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.262; 23.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 14.267; 24.701-Corey McKillips, 14.425; 25.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.531; 26.86-Zack Miller, 14.622; 27.78-Austin Black, 14.918; 28.27-Caleb Crispen, 14.967; 29.51M-Haldon Miller, 14.993; 30.13S-Drew Siferd, 15.053; 31.63-Randy Ruble, 15.285; 32.98-Robert Robenalt, 15.881; 33.3M-Logan Mongeau, 15.937; 34.16-Lee Sommers, 17.150; 35.4-Brian Peterson, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 31-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 22-Justin Lusk[1] ; 3. 2-Brenden Torok[2] ; 4. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[7] ; 5. 61-Tyler Shullick[3] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 7. 5M-Mike Moore[6] ; 8. 86-Zack Miller[9] ; 9. 34-Jud Dickerson[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 32-Bryce Lucius[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[4] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 6. 27-Caleb Crispen[6] ; 7. 13S-Drew Siferd[8] ; 8. 63-Randy Ruble[9] ; 9. 51M-Haldon Miller[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 3. 12F-Matt Foos[4] ; 4. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[7] ; 5. 15K-Creed Kemenah[1] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 7. 3V-Chris Verda[6] ; 8. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8] ; 9. 78-Austin Black[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 9R-Logan Riehl[3] ; 2. 01-Bryan Sebetto[4] ; 3. 5-Kody Brewer[2] ; 4. 701-Corey McKillips[1] ; 5. 4-Brian Peterson[8] ; 6. 98-Robert Robenalt[5] ; 7. 16-Lee Sommers[7] ; 8. 3M-Logan Mongeau[6]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 3X-Brandon Riehl[1] ; 3. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[3] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[4] ; 6. 34-Jud Dickerson[7] ; 7. 86-Zack Miller[5] ; 8. 78-Austin Black[8]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 27-Caleb Crispen[1] ; 2. 13S-Drew Siferd[3] ; 3. 63-Randy Ruble[5] ; 4. 51M-Haldon Miller[7] ; 5. 98-Robert Robenalt[2] ; 6. 3M-Logan Mongeau[6] ; 7. 16-Lee Sommers[4]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[7] ; 2. 01-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 3. 31-Paul Weaver[9] ; 4. 32-Bryce Lucius[3] ; 5. 9R-Logan Riehl[1] ; 6. 12F-Matt Foos[8] ; 7. 61-Tyler Shullick[17] ; 8. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[15] ; 9. 2-Brenden Torok[10] ; 10. 5-Kody Brewer[12] ; 11. 15K-Creed Kemenah[19] ; 12. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[11] ; 13. 7M-Brandon Moore[18] ; 14. 36-Seth Schneider[21] ; 15. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 16. X-Mike Keegan[6] ; 17. 3X-Brandon Riehl[23] ; 18. 22-Justin Lusk[2] ; 19. 701-Corey McKillips[16] ; 20. 4-Brian Peterson[20] ; 21. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[14] ; 22. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[13] ; 23. 13S-Drew Siferd[24] ; 24. 27-Caleb Crispen[22]

360 Sprints - NRA

Qualifying

1.1-Nate Dussel, 13.552; 2.71H-Max Stambaugh, 13.606; 3.47X-Dylan Westbrook, 13.722; 4.16C-Tylar Rankin, 13.783; 5.85-Dustin Daggett, 13.808; 6.28-Shawn Valenti, 13.839; 7.7C-Phil Gressman, 13.843; 8.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.843; 9.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.872; 10.24D-Danny Sams, 13.883; 11.22H-Randy Hannagan, 13.926; 12.17H-Jared Horstman, 13.958; 13.2S-Kyle Sauder, 13.980; 14.7T-Jake Hesson, 13.991; 15.66D-Chase Dunham, 14.011; 16.11G-Luke Griffith, 14.013; 17.18-Todd Heuerman, 14.058; 18.9-Liam Martin, 14.132; 19.11H-Harli White, 14.184; 20.24-Kobe Allison, 14.189; 21.49-Shawn Dancer, 14.205; 22.66-Danny Smith, 14.243; 23.88N-Frank Neill, 14.326; 24.23-Devon Dobie, 14.389; 25.86-Keith Sheffer Jr, 14.474; 26.11C-Caleb Harman, 14.503; 27.8E7-Logan Easterday, 14.503; 28.15K-Creed Kemenah, 14.533; 29.51-Garrett Craine, 14.551; 30.15-Dan Ninticoke, 14.557; 31.X-Mike Keegan, 14.593; 32.27K-Zac Broughman, 14.766; 33.1M-Brandon Moore, 14.779; 34.11N-Ed Neumeister, 14.811; 35.0-Brayton Phillips, 15.301; 36.55-Matt Cogley, 15.306;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 2S-Kyle Sauder[1] ; 4. 85-Dustin Daggett[3] ; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer[6] ; 6. 86-Keith Sheffer Jr[7] ; 7. 1M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 8. 51-Garrett Craine[8] ; 9. 18-Todd Heuerman[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 24D-Danny Sams[2] ; 2. 71H-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 3. 28-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 4. 7T-Jake Hesson[1] ; 5. 66-Danny Smith[6] ; 6. 9-Liam Martin[5] ; 7. 15-Dan Ninticoke[8] ; 8. 11N-Ed Neumeister[9] ; 9. 11C-Caleb Harman[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[4] ; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 3. 7C-Phil Gressman[3] ; 4. 88N-Frank Neill[6] ; 5. 11H-Harli White[5] ; 6. 66D-Chase Dunham[1] ; 7. X-Mike Keegan[8] ; 8. 8E7-Logan Easterday[7] ; 9. 0-Brayton Phillips[9]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)

1. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 2. 17H-Jared Horstman[2] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 4. 23-Devon Dobie[6] ; 5. 24-Kobe Allison[5] ; 6. 15K-Creed Kemenah[7] ; 7. 55-Matt Cogley[9] ; 8. 27K-Zac Broughman[8] ; 9. 16C-Tylar Rankin[4]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 49-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 2. X-Mike Keegan[6] ; 3. 11H-Harli White[2] ; 4. 86-Keith Sheffer Jr[3] ; 5. 66D-Chase Dunham[4] ; 6. 8E7-Logan Fasterday[8] ; 7. 1M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. 0-Brayton Phillips[10] ; 9. 51-Garrett Craine[7] ; 10. 18-Todd Heuerman[9]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 66-Danny Smith[1] ; 2. 16C-Tylar Rankin[10] ; 3. 15-Dan Ninticoke[5] ; 4. 9-Liam Martin[3] ; 5. 24-Kobe Allison[2] ; 6. 15K-Creed Kemenah[4] ; 7. 27K-Zac Broughman[8] ; 8. 11N-Ed Neumeister[7] ; 9. 11C-Caleb Harman[9] ; 10. 55-Matt Cogley[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 3. 71H-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 5. 17H-Jared Horstman[7] ; 6. 28-Shawn Valenti[11] ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 8. 11G-Luke Griffith[13] ; 9. 7T-Jake Hesson[14] ; 10. 85-Dustin Daggett[3] ; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron[8] ; 12. 16C-Tylar Rankin[20] ; 13. 66-Danny Smith[18] ; 14. 23-Devon Dobie[16] ; 15. 88N-Frank Neill[15] ; 16. 49-Shawn Dancer[17] ; 17. X-Mike Keegan[19] ; 18. 11H-Harli White[21] ; 19. 15-Dan Ninticoke[22] ; 20. 7C-Phil Gressman[12] ; 21. 24D-Danny Sams[4] ; 22. 2S-Kyle Sauder[10]

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

SUNDAY, APRIL 17

Daniel Harding claimed his second feature race of the season and Callum Williamson is the back to back Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series champion.

Harding won the Grand Final of the Perth Motorplex season and the series on Saturday night, from James Inglis and Dayne Kingshott.

At the start of the feature race Kingshott got the jump from Inglis and Harding but Inglis soon got to the lead and opened up a handy gap over Kingshott and Harding.

A few laps in and Pigdon slid to the bike track only to re-enter at high speed on the main straight and stay in the fight.

The caution lights came with five laps in the books when Ryan Lancaster slowed up as he came out of pits bend.

He went to the work area, as did Kris Coyle, with only Coyle getting a restart, albeit at the rear of the field.

Rod Howe also retired the W7 at this stage.

On the restart it was Inglis from Kingshott, Harding, Brad Maiolo, AJ Nash, Williamson, Andrew Priolo, Pigdon, David Priolo and Jason Kendrick.

Inglis got the jump on the green while Harding grabbed second over Kingshott.

With 19 laps to go Inglis was into lapped traffic and Harding was closing the gap, while they had a big buffer back to Kingshott, Maiolo, Nash and Williamson.

Harding was running a tighter line in the turns than Inglis and this saw him reduce the margin.

With 14 laps to go Harding put the slide on to take the lead.

With seven laps to go Kendrick was in a great battle with Pigdon and Andrew Priolo, with none of them prepared to give an inch.

With five laps remaining Harding was enjoying a big gap over Inglis, who in turn had a big gap over Kingshott and Maiolo.

With two laps to go, as Kendrick went to pass David Priolo, Priolo had a big engine explosion and he pulled up immediately in front of the fire officials and jumped out of the car.

On the restart it was Harding to lead away from Inglis, Kingshott, Maiolo, Nash, Williamson, Kendrick and Pigdon.

There was no denying Harding however as he took the popular win and celebrated afterwards with some reverse laps in the 41, after starting from P4.

The second for Inglis was a great result after he won the previous night in Bunbury, making it two podiums for the weekend.

Kingshott’s third was another stellar result for Krikke Motorsport and he sealed third overall in the series championship.

Nash had a great recovery on Saturday night with his fourth after he was an early casualty the previous night with engine issues.

Maiolo took fifth after starting fourth and he has finished fourth overall in the series.

Pigdon converted a P9 start to a sixth finish, also a good result after he heavily damaged a car at Bunbury on Friday night.

Kendrick took seventh after starting from P11 and as a result he has finished second overall in the series championship to Williamson who followed him over the line in 8th.

Kris Coyle started P13 and finished 9th ahead of Andrew Priolo who started P8 and finished 10th, Kye Scroop who started P21 and finished 11th, Mitchell Wormall who started P14 and finished 12th, Trevor Jolly who started P15 and finished 12th, Jaydee Dack who started 16 and finished 14th and Darren Mewett who finished 15th in his final season of racing.

Kendrick set the pace at the start of the night, by setting the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time award with a 13.065 second lap, while Harding was quickest in his group with a 13.224-second lap

Williamson got the first heat of the night, taking it from Kendrick and Andrew Priolo, while Nash claimed the second heat from Kingshott and Harding.

There was a bit of drama in the A Dash with polesitter Kendrick leading for much of the race before there was contact with Willliamson on the last lap as he attempted to take the lead.

Kendrick failed to finish with a damaged front axle while Williamson crossed the line first, but was penalised two spots, handing the win to Inglis from Maiolo.

There was no such drama in the B dash, with Kingshott taking the win from Harding and Lancaster, while Coyle won the Midpack Dash from Wormall and Jolly.

Now that the series has wrapped up, the series will be holding two sponsor drive nights on the next two Wednesday nights.

This will be followed by the banquet awards night at Burswood on Swan on Saturday, June 18.

Results:

Qualifying:

Group 1: Jason Kendrick 13.065, James Inglis 13.162, Andrew Priolo 13.257, Callum Williamson 13.339, Brad Maiolo 13.369, Jason Pryde 13.459, Kris Coyle 13.526, Jaydee Dack 13.769, Myles Bolger 13.851, Troy Lawson NTT.

Group 2: Daniel Haarding 13.224, Dayne Kingshott 13.299, AJ Nash 13.309, Ryan Lancaster 13.452, David Priolo 13.460, Trent Pigdon 13.553, Trevor Jolly 13.645, Mitchell Wormaall 13.825, Kye Scroop 14.009, Darren Mewett 14.209. Rod Howe 15.200.

Heat 1: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Brad Maiolo, 5th James Inglis, 6th Kris Coyle, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Jaydee Dack, 9th Myles Bolger. DNS: Troy Lawson.

Heat 2: 1st AJ Nash, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Ryan Lancaster, 5th Trent Pigdon, 6th David Priolo, 7th Mitchell Wormall, 8th Darren Mewtt, 9th Trevor Jolly, 10th Rod Howe.

A Dash: 1st James Inglis, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Callum Willlliamson, 4th AJ Nash, 5th Trent Pigdon, 6th Jason Kendrick.

B Dash: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Ryan Lancaster, 4th Andrrew Priolo, 5th David Priolo, 6th Jason Pryde.

Midpack: 1st Kris Coyle, 2nd Mitchell Wormall, 3rd Trevor Jolly, 4th Jaydee Dack, 5th Darren Mewtt, 6th Myles Bolger, 7th Rod Howe.

Feature race: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd James Inglis 3rd Dayne Kingshott, 4th AJ Nash, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Trent Pigdon, 7th Jason Kendrick, 8th Callum Williamson, 9th Kris Coyle, 10th Andrew Priolo, 11th Kye Scroop, 12th Mitchell Wormall, 13th Trevor Jolly, 14th Jaydee Dack, 15th Darren Mewett.

Hoosier tyre draw: Andrew Priolo.

Victory 1 Performance Quick Time: Jason Kendrick

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points 2021-22: Callum Williamson 2798, Jason Kendrick 2770, Dayne Kingshott 2690, Brad Maiolo 2668, Kris Coyle 2562, Andrew Priolo 2534, Ryan Lancaster 2476, Daniel Harding 2432, Jason Pryde 2374, Mitchell Wormall 2292, AJ Nash 2268, Taylor Milling 2150, Jaydee Dack 2054, David Priolo 1864, Trevor Jolly 1712, Darren Mewett 1596, Jack Wiliamson 1652, Matthew Cross 1552, Shaun Bradford 1482, Trent Pigdon 1340, James Inglis 1318, Cameron McKenzie 1112, Todd Davis 936, Kaiden Manders 746, Kye Scroop 634, Jarrin Bielby 498, Robbie Farr 416, Jock Goodyer 404, Chace Karpenko 400, Rod Howe 362, Troy Lawson 278, George Eaton 278, Myles Bolger 164, Ian Madsen 136, Kyle Mock 116.

 

 

Moule wins the Battle, Warren wins the War
On Friday night 3rd Generation throttle stomper Todd Moule took out the final round of the 2021/22
Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers Allstars Series at Timmis Speedway. In a final that was cut short
due to a massive wreck when Rusty Hickman tore down some of the Turn 3 fence Moule was able to
pass early leader Cam Waters with 10 to go.
Meanwhile Brad Warren would take the series championship win after gaining enough points in the
heats. Unfortunately for him damage to the Left Rear would force him to the infield just 1 lap in. His
series included 1 feature win, multiple heat race victories and plenty of laughs along the way.
2 time Allstars Series Champ Mark Caruso would lead the field to Green and finish second after
falling back to the 6th position in the early parts of the track. Brendan Guerin finished third after
starting 10th. Next across the line was Ben Morris with Corey Sandow rounding out the top 5.
Last start winner at Mildura Steve Caruso was next followed by Ricky Maiolo, Brett Smith, Jason
Bolitho, Jordyn Abbott and Zac Farrer rounding out the finishers. Hickman, Jordyn Charge, Paul
Solomon, Todd Hobson, Paul Solomon, Waters, Jay Brown, Kane Newcombe and Warren all finished
on the infield. Ryan Davis had troubles with his machine as they pushed away for the 30 lap final and
would sit on the infield at the drop of the green.
Heat wins went the way of Hickman who broke the 1 lap record at Timmis Speedway in the process,
Sandow, Mark Caruso, Morris, Waters and Newcombe. Brett Smith capped off his first full tilt at the
Allstars Series with Quick Time. Sandow, Mark Caruso, Hickman and Abbott would round out the
tope 5.
Attention now turns to tonight’s Sinopec 360 Easter Nationals where another full line up is expected

 

BORDENAVE TOPS WESTERN MIDGET RACING ACTION AT ANTIOCH SPEEDWAY

Antioch, Calif. (April 17, 2022) – Underneath a full moon over turn two, French Camp’s Sage Bordenave earned his second career Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction feature on Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. A challenging night of action for the stock production Midget racers saw Bordenave outlast them all in a 20-lap feature.

Bordenave and his Kevin Felkins-owned teammate Brody Petrie of Upper Lake split the heat race competition. A three-car invert placed Oakley’s Bryant Bell on the pole in his home track race alongside Bordenave with Petrie and Granite Bay’s Gary Dunn sharing the second row.

A red flag fell on lap two when Logan Mitchell of Santa Cruz flipped the No. 96 in turn two. The driver of the Mayer Iron-sponsored Boss Chassis was uninjured but unable to continue. The next caution flew when John Bordenave of French Camp and Dunn got hooked together on the backstretch. They were unable to get separated and spent the rest of the feature in the infield.

The most serious stoppage came with a red flag on lap four. Fresno’s Tyler Dolacki flipped wildly in Cameron Beard’s No. 24 entering turn three. Dolacki was able to walk away under his own power, however.

When the dust settled, Bell held the lead over Bordenave and Petrie. After pulling away on the restart, Bell faltered with an engine issue that handed the lead to Bordenave on lap 12. Bordenave paced Petrie over the final eight laps with Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse finishing third.

Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction makes its anticipated first 2022 start of the year at Ventura Raceway up next on April 30.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

April 16, 2022 – Antioch Speedway (Antioch, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 35s Brody Petrie; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 35x Sage Bordenave

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 35x Sage Bordenave, 2. 35s Brody Petrie, 3. 20 Kyle Hawse, 4. 09 Bryant Bell, 5. 22q David Prickett, 6. 24 Tyler Dolacki, 7. 11 John Bordenave, 8. 35 Gary Dunn, 9. 96 Logan Mitchell, DNS: 20w Nate Wait

 

 

Chase McDermand Masters I-55 in POWRi National and West Midget League Feature
Belleville, IL. (4/16/22) Chase McDermand would use the extra day of prep to his advantage, parking in Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 victory lane and earning his first career Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League presented by Realty Connect feature win.
Early Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League presented by Realty Connect competition of the thirty-one entries would witness Zach Daum clock the quickest hot-lap time with a 13.439-second lap. Tanner Berryhill, Taylor Reimer, Chase McDermand, and Joe B Miller would all notch heat racing victories with Tanner Berryhill earning the high-point qualifier award after racing from starting eighth to finishing first as Hayden Reinbold gained the semi-feature victory.

Launching the field on the initial green flag launch would witness Tanner Berryhill and fellow front-row starter Chase McDermand shoot out to the early advantages and appear to be the competitors to beat with Berryhill leading the opening lap only to see McDermand mount a charge to the front of the field.

Leading the stout field of competitors for the majority of the event would witness the very speedy Chase McDermand stretch out a commanding lead only to see his advantage evaporate when the caution flag flew in the final stages of the feature with McDermand, Joe B Miller, Berryhill, Sam Johnson, and Taylor Reimer all contending inside the top-five.

Holding the field at bay at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 would find Chase McDermand securing his first career POWRi National Midget victory as Joe B Miller placed a close runner-up and leaving Tanner Berryhill in a hard-fought third position. Sam Johnson and Bryant Wiedeman would battle late with Johnson earning fourth, leaving Wiedeman to round out the Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League top-five in the exciting feature finale.

“This has been a dream of mine for a long time to be able to run National Midgets and to be able to get a deal worked out with Jay Mounce and Gavin Stout, it’s honestly a dream come true,” said a celebratory Chase McDermand. Adding “We’ve started this year out really good, and I think it’s taking a lot of guys by surprise, but this is huge for our team to be able to win here at Pevely”.

POWRi National & West Midget League | Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 | 4/16/22:
Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 9M – Zach Daum (13.439)
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1 Winner: 17 – Tanner Berryhill
Auto Meter Heat Race 2 Winner: 25K – Taylor Reimer
Schure Built Suspension Heat Race 3 Winner: 40 – Chase McDermand
AFOC Racing Heat Race 4 Winner: 51B – Joe B Miller
Max Papis Innovations Semi Feature Winner: 19AZ – Hayden Reinbold
MVT Services High Point Qualifier: 17 – Tanner Berryhill
Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 08 – Cannon McIntosh (+15)
Lucas Oil | Realty Connect Feature Winner: 40 – Chase McDermand

Lucas Oil/Realty Connect A Feature 1: 1. 40-Chase McDermand[2]; 2. 51B-Joe B Miller[3]; 3. 17-Tanner Berryhill[1]; 4. 72-Sam Johnson[10]; 5. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[6]; 6. 97-Brenham Crouch[12]; 7. 25K-Taylor Reimer[5]; 8. 08-Cannon McIntosh[23]; 9. 26-Chance Crum[13]; 10. 67-Ryan Timms[11]; 11. 83-Dominic Gorden[15]; 12. 50-Daniel Adler[20]; 13. 97K-Kaidon Brown[7]; 14. 17B-Austin Barnhill[4]; 15. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[17]; 16. 77W-Joey Wirth[16]; 17. 31B-Kyle Beilman[22]; 18. 75-Bryan Stanfill[19]; 19. 21K-Karter Sarff[9]; 20. 17C-Devin Camfield[21]; 21. 9M-Zach Daum[18]; 22. 8J-AJ Johnson[8]; 23. 7D-Michelle Decker[14].

Max Papis Innovations B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[2]; 2. 9M-Zach Daum[9]; 3. 75-Bryan Stanfill[15]; 4. 50-Daniel Adler[3]; 5. 17C-Devin Camfield[12]; 6. 31B-Kyle Beilman[1]; 7. 21-Emilio Hoover[6]; 8. 44-Branigan Roark[7]; 9. 19M-Ethan Mitchell[5]; 10. 3N-Jake Neuman[10]; 11. 3-Lane Warner[4]; 12. 84-Jade Avedisian[8]; 13. 87-Jace Park[11]; 14. 7-Shannon McQueen[13]; 15. 08-Cannon McIntosh[14].

Advanced Racing Suspension Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Tanner Berryhill[8]; 2. 17B-Austin Barnhill[5]; 3. 31B-Kyle Beilman[3]; 4. 7D-Michelle Decker[6]; 5. 21-Emilio Hoover[1]; 6. 44-Branigan Roark[4]; 7. 9M-Zach Daum[7]; 8. 08-Cannon McIntosh[2].

Auto Meter Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 25K-Taylor Reimer[2]; 2. 21K-Karter Sarff[3]; 3. 26-Chance Crum[4]; 4. 83-Dominic Gorden[6]; 5. 77W-Joey Wirth[8]; 6. 50-Daniel Adler[7]; 7. 17C-Devin Camfield[1]; 8. 7-Shannon McQueen[5].

Schure Built Suspension Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 40-Chase McDermand[5]; 2. 67-Ryan Timms[1]; 3. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[6]; 4. 8J-AJ Johnson[8]; 5. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[4]; 6. 3-Lane Warner[7]; 7. 87-Jace Park[3]; 8. 75-Bryan Stanfill[2].

AFCO Racing Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 51B-Joe B Miller[3]; 2. 97-Brenham Crouch[1]; 3. 97K-Kaidon Brown[6]; 4. 72-Sam Johnson[7]; 5. 19M-Ethan Mitchell[2]; 6. 84-Jade Avedisian[4]; 7. 3N-Jake Neuman[5].

Next up for the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League will be a weekend trip to the Land of Lincoln for the ILLIANA Showdown at Charleston Speedway on Friday, May 6, and Macon Speedway on Saturday, May 7 with the POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micro League presented by Engler Machine & Tool also in attendance.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect will next witness open-wheel action the weekend of May 13-14 with Valley Speedway’s Mid-MO State Nationals followed by the Open Wheel Showdown at Lucas Oil Speedway, both nights with the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League on the racing agenda as well.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi.

 

 

Courtney sweeps All Star weekend at Attica

Saturday, April 16, 2022

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – While the temperatures were chilly Saturday, April 16 at Attica Raceway Park, Indianapolis, Indiana’s Tyler “Sun Shine” Courtney warmed the windy air, dominating the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 feature event to sweep Core & Main Spring Nationals presented by Craig Miller Trucking, Construction Equipment and Supply and Erie Paving.

Courtney, the defending All Star champion, led all 30 laps for his second ever feature win at Attica and the 11th career All Star win of his career. Courtney becomes only the second driver in the history of the Attica Spring Nationals to accomplish the weekend sweep. Former All Star champion Frankie Kerr was the only other driver to accomplish the feat, that coming in the inaugural event in 1992.

“It was a little tricky. The wind kind of changed directions there a couple times during the race. Trying not to blow it off the top in one and two was getting a little tricky. When we got to traffic the dust kind of just stayed in the air. Trying to figure out where the lapped cars were going to go was tricky too. Jake and all the boys have been working their tails off all winter. We had a decent Florida but had a really bad last weekend but to come out this weekend and start our All Star defense and come out with two wins and put our NOS Energy Drink car where it belongs is a really good feeling and to hopefully some momentum we can carry to start the summer here,” said Courtney of his NOS Energy Drink, ZMAX, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts backed #7BC.

Defending and three time Fremont Fence 305 Sprint champion Jamie Miller led all 25 laps to score his 32nd career victory at Attica, holding off all-time winningest Attica Raceway Park driver Paul Weaver.

“We had Maxim build us a new car like the previous one and they did a fantastic job. This car was just fantastic,” said Miller beside his Smitty’s Pizza, JLH General Contractor, Queen of Clean, Rohr Total Lawn Care, Sonic Hauling, Phil Rister, Sloopy’s Pizza, Reedtown Tavern, Crown Battery, Schreiner Farms, Roberts & Sons Contracting, Fostoria Mod Shop, Kenny Kalb Farms backed #26.

Courtney jumped into the early lead of the 30-lap All Star feature with Zeb Wise, who scored an All Star win to close out Attica’s season in 2021, followed in second with Cole Duncan, Cory Eliason, Bill Balog and Hunter Schuerenberg in tow. While Courtney and Wise pulled away, Duncan, Eliason and Balog battled hard for third.

Action ground to a half on lap five when Friday night’s third place finisher Craig Mintz tipped over. His team was able to make repairs and he continued. With a clear track Courtney again built a substantial lead over Wise as Duncan settled into third. While battling for eighth, Scott Bogucki tangled with Travis Philo with Byron Reed getting caught up in the melee on lap 10 and ending up on his side.

Once again when the green flew so did Courtney, who set a blistering pace, encountering lapped traffic just five circuits later at the half way point. Courtney made some great, daring moves in lapped traffic and drove away to the victory over Wise, Duncan, Eliason and Schuerenberg.

Miller bolted out to the early lead in the 305 sprint feature over Kasey Jedrzejek, Shawn Valenti, Jimmy McGrath Jr. and Seth Schneider. A pair of cautions in the first 10 laps kept the field close but each restart saw Miller pull away as Valenti grabbed second on lap three and Schneider moving into third two laps later. The car on the move was Bryan Sebetto as he drove from 18th to seventh by lap 10. However Sebetto would spin on lap 13 for the feature’s final caution.

When the green reappeared Miller led Valenti as Weaver drove into third. Weaver took second a lap later and began to close on Miller. With two laps to go Miller was battling through lapped traffic and Weaver pulled to within a couple of car lengths. Miller sliced through the traffic and drove to the win over Weaver, Valenti, a closing Dustin Stroup and Logan Riehl.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, April 22 for the Salute to Gene Frankart Open Wheel Shoot Out presented by the Baumann Auto Group and Venture Visionary Partners. It is the kick-off for the All Pro Aluminum Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group for the 410 sprints and the NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales for the 305 springs as the Ohio Logistics National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders (360 c.i.) join the card.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.comor follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions

Contingency Awards/Results

Entries 46

C&R Racing Hot Laps:

Dixie Vodka Fast Qualifier: Cole Macedo | 13.961

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 1 Winner: Byron Reed

Competition Suspension Inc Heat 2 Winner: Bill Balog

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 3 Winner: Cory Eliason

Mobil 1 Heat 4 Winner: Tyler Courtney

Kistler Racing Products Heat 5 Winner: Cole Duncan

Elliott's Custom Trailers Dash Winner: Zeb Wise

Computer Man Inc. C-main Winner: Sean Rayhall

Classic Ink USA B-main Winner: Cale Conley

Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Kevin Thomas Jr.

Mobil 1 A-main Winner: Tyler Courtney

Hercules Tires A-Main Hard Charger: Greg Wilson (+13)

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.001; 2. 5-Byron Reed, 14.005; 3. 101-Cale Thomas, 14.006; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.065; 5. 3C-Cale Conley, 14.121; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.355; 7. O7-Bradley Howard, 14.407; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.613; 9. 14H-Zane DeVault, 14.673; 10. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 14.691

Group (B)

1. 18-Cole Macedo, 13.961; 2. 17B-Bill Balog, 14.137; 3. 4-Cap Henry, 14.268; 4. 11-Parker Price Miller, 14.345; 5. O9-Craig Mintz, 14.359; 6. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr., 14.401; 7. 23-Chris Andrews, 14.437; 8. 14R-Sean Rayhall, 14.564; 9. O1-Anthony D'Alessio, 14.667

Group (C)

1. 7-Scott Bogucki, 14.058; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.386; 3. 97-Greg Wilson, 14.559; 4. 28-Tim Shaffer, 14.612; 5. 71H-Max Stambaugh, 14.701; 6. 8-Zach Ames, 14.901; 7. 12C-Kyle Capodice, 15.103; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson, 15.149; 9. 4A-Bradley Ashford, 16.357

Group (D)

1. 10-Zeb Wise, 14.208; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 14.351; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.763; 4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 14.781; 5. 25R-Jordan Ryan, 14.798; 6. 4X-Danny Smith, 14.951; 7. 1-Nate Dussel, 14.974; 8. 83M-Broc Martin, 15.308; 9. 19-Chris Windom, 15.482

Group (E)

1. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.459; 2. 16-DJ Foos, 14.765; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.911; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.964; 5. 13-Justin Peck, 15.063; 6. 29-Zeth Sabo, 15.134; 7. 12G-Corbin Gurley, 15.174; 8. 14-Chad Kemenah, 15.184; 9. 5J-Jake Hesson, 15.249

Heat 1 (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 5-Byron Reed [1]; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 3. 101-Cale Thomas [2]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 6. 3C-Cale Conley [5]; 7. O7-Bradley Howard [7]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 9. 14H-Zane DeVault [9]; 10. 33W-Caleb Griffith [10]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 2. 11-Parker Price Miller [3]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz [5]; 5. 18-Cole Macedo [4]; 6. 23-Chris Andrews [7]; 7. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr. [6]; 8. 14R-Sean Rayhall [8]; 9. O1-Anthony D'Alessio [9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 28-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 8-Zach Ames [6]; 4. 7-Scott Bogucki [4]; 5. 97-Greg Wilson [2]; 6. 71H-Max Stambaugh [5]; 7. 12C-Kyle Capodice [7]; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson [8]; 9. 4A-Bradley Ashford [9]

Heat 4 (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [1]; 2. 10-Zeb Wise [4]; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs [2]; 4. 1-Nate Dussel [7]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [3]; 6. 4X-Danny Smith [6]; 7. 19-Chris Windom [9]; 8. 83M-Broc Martin [8]; 9. 25R-Jordan Ryan [5]

Heat 5 (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [1]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 4. 13-Justin Peck [5]; 5. 29-Zeth Sabo [6]; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker [3]; 7. 14-Chad Kemenah [8]; 8. 5J-Jake Hesson [9]; 9. 12G-Corbin Gurley [7]

Dash (6 Laps)

1. 10-Zeb Wise [2]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [7]; 7. 7-Scott Bogucki [1]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 9. 5-Byron Reed [10]; 10. 4-Cap Henry [9]

C-main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 14R-Sean Rayhall [1]; 2. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson [3]; 4. O1-Anthony D'Alessio [6]; 5. 12G-Corbin Gurley [9]; 6. 14H-Zane DeVault [7]; 7. 5J-Jake Hesson [4]

B-main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 18-Cole Macedo [1]; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [5]; 4. 97-Greg Wilson [4]; 5. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr. [11]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 7. 29-Zeth Sabo [6]; 8. 19-Chris Windom [15]; 9. 23-Chris Andrews [7]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [17]; 11. O7-Bradley Howard [12]; 12. 12C-Kyle Capodice [13]; 13. 71H-Max Stambaugh [8]; 14. 35-Stuart Brubaker [10]; 15. 4X-Danny Smith [9]; 16. 14R-Sean Rayhall [16]; 17. 14-Chad Kemenah [14]

A-main (30 Laps)

1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 2. 10-Zeb Wise [1]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 6. 4-Cap Henry [10]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [3]; 8. 16-DJ Foos [13]; 9. 13-Justin Peck [20]; 10. 11-Parker Price Miller [11]; 11. 97-Greg Wilson [24]; 12. 28-Tim Shaffer [12]; 13. 18-Cole Macedo [22]; 14. 99-Skylar Gee [17]; 15. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [23]; 16. 101-Cale Thomas [14]; 17. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr. [25]; 18. O9-Craig Mintz [18]; 19. 1-Nate Dussel [19]; 20. 19-Chris Windom [26]; 21. 7-Scott Bogucki [7]; 22. 8-Zach Ames [16]; 23. 3J-Trey Jacobs [15]; 24. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 25. 5-Byron Reed [9]; 26. 3C-Cale Conley [21]

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints -

Qualifying

1.5JR-Jim McGrath Jr., 15.279; 2.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 15.463; 3.31-Paul Weaver, 15.527; 4.15K-Creed Kemenah, 15.643; 5.19R-Steve Rando, 15.692; 6.3V-Chris Verda, 15.770; 7.26-Jamie Miller, 15.770; 8.10X-Dustin Stroup, 15.811; 9.9R-Logan Riehl, 15.812; 10.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 15.885; 11.28-Shawn Valenti, 15.903; 12.32-Bryce Lucius, 15.929; 13.7M-Brandon Moore, 15.945; 14.21-Larry Kingseed Jr, 15.982; 15.2-Brenden Torok, 16.006; 16.12F-Matt Foos, 16.050; 17.13-Jeremy Duposki, 16.063; 18.36-Seth Schneider, 16.085; 19.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 16.197; 20.5-Kody Brewer, 16.215; 21.34-Jud Dickerson, 16.249; 22.5M-Mike Moore, 16.358; 23.6-Jimmie Ward Jr, 16.369; 24.51-Garrett Craine, 16.418; 25.X-Mike Keegan, 16.599; 26.86-Zack Miller, 16.763; 27.13S-Drew Siferd, 16.770; 28.3M-Logan Mongeau, 16.790; 29.3X-Brandon Riehl, 16.947; 30.22-Justin Lusk, 16.955; 31.98-Robert Robenalt, 17.016; 32.78-Austin Black, 17.203; 33.51m-Haldon Miller, 17.355; 34.27-Calob Crispen, 17.506; 35.01-Bryan Sebetto, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[3] ; 3. 22-Justin Lusk[7] ; 4. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[4] ; 5. 34-Jud Dickerson[5] ; 6. 98-Robert Robenalt[8] ; 7. 13S-Drew Siferd[6] ; 8. 51m-Haldon Miller[9] ; 9. 13-Jeremy Duposki[2]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 9R-Logan Riehl[1] ; 2. 3V-Chris Verda[2] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[6] ; 4. 12F-Matt Foos[7] ; 5. 32-Bryce Lucius[5] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 7. 15K-Creed Kemenah[4] ; 8. 51-Garrett Craine[8] ; 9. 3M-Logan Mongeau[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 2. 31-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 5. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[8] ; 7. 5-Kody Brewer[7] ; 8. 78-Austin Black[9] ; 9. 2-Brenden Torok[5]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 5M-Mike Moore[2] ; 2. 28-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 3. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[1] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 5. 01-Bryan Sebetto[8] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 7. 86-Zack Miller[6] ; 8. 27-Calob Crispen[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 3X-Brandon Riehl[4] ; 2. X15-Kasey Ziebold[2] ; 3. 5-Kody Brewer[6] ; 4. 2-Brenden Torok[10] ; 5. 13-Jeremy Duposki[9] ; 6. 78-Austin Black[8] ; 7. 51m-Haldon Miller[7] ; 8. 98-Robert Robenalt[3] ; 9. 13S-Drew Siferd[5] ; 10. 34-Jud Dickerson[1]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps)

1. 01-Bryan Sebetto[2] ; 2. 32-Bryce Lucius[1] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 4. 15K-Creed Kemenah[5] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 6. 51-Garrett Craine[7] ; 7. 3M-Logan Mongeau[9] ; 8. 27-Calob Crispen[8] ; 9. 86-Zack Miller[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 31-Paul Weaver[10] ; 3. 28-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 4. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 5. 9R-Logan Riehl[5] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[12] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 8. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[3] ; 9. 32-Bryce Lucius[20] ; 10. 01-Bryan Sebetto[18] ; 11. X-Mike Keegan[16] ; 12. 22-Justin Lusk[11] ; 13. 3X-Brandon Riehl[17] ; 14. 5-Kody Brewer[21] ; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[13] ; 16. X15-Kasey Ziebold[19] ; 17. 3V-Chris Verda[9] ; 18. 6-Jimmie Ward Jr[14] ; 19. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[2] ; 20. 12F-Matt Foos[15] ; 21. 7M-Brandon Moore[22] ; 22. 5M-Mike Moore[8]

 

 

Memorable Night for Tylor Cochran at Clinton County Speedway

Mill Hall, PA – The Clinton County Speedway opened the 2022 race season on Friday night at the 3/8th mile oval. Tylor Cochran of Williamsport claimed the opening RaceSaver Sprint Car feature event, securing his second career victory at the speedway. While excited for the victory, the memorable moment came when Cochran got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, Emily and she said “yes.”

The night produced great racing in front of a large crowd. Other winners included Brandon Moser of Millerstown in the Pro Stocks, Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven in the 270 Micro Sprints, Johnny Smith of Scranton in the 600 Micro Sprints and Dylan Craft of Muncy Valley in the Four Cylinder division.

Matt Tebbs of Cogan Station and Dakota Schweikart led the field of 22 RaceSaver Sprint cars to the green flag. Schweikart led the first lap with defending track champion Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery running second followed by Tebbs, Dale Schweikart and Tylor Cochran.

The leaders began to encounter lapped traffic by the completion of lap number six. While in lapped traffic, Bard was able to challenge Schweikart ,but couldn’t make the pass for the lead. Once past the lapped cars and in clean air, Schweikart was able to but four cars-lengths between him and Bard. On lap number eleven, Mariah Romig and Levi Brungard tangled coming out of turn number two. Brungard’s car rolled onto its side bringing out the red flag. Following the restart, Schweikart continued to lead with Bard, Cochran, Tebbs and Josh Beamer in the top five.

On lap number 19, Bard made a pass for the lead as the top two entered turn one. Schweikart battled back and the two cars touched, causing Schweikart to do a 360 in front of the field. Schweikart was able to keep going, but lost several positions as a result. As Bard headed down the back straight, he pulled to the inside of turn three to bring out the caution, due to his steering breaking from the contact with Schweikart.

Cochran inherited the lead with six laps remaining as Tebbs, Beamer, Jeffrey Weaver and Scott Lutz were now running in the top five. The event's final caution occurred on lap number 22, when Wyatt Walizer slowed, Cochran brought the field back to green for the final laps and held off Tebbs, Beamer Weaver and Lutz. Sixth through tenth were Dakota Schweikart, Ryan Kissinger, Austin Greenland, Corey Brungard and Dale Schweikart. Heat races were won by Tebbs, Bard and Dale Schweikart.

“The track was great tonight,” said Cochran. “We ran a used tire with four or five races on it and were still able to park it in victory lane. Schweikart and Bard were definitely the fastest cars here tonight, but we are thankful for the win.” Cochran made the victory even more memorable, as he then approached his girlfriend, dropped down to one knee and proposed with an eruption of cheers from the large crowd of fans as she said yes!

Lock Haven’s Jeffrey Weaver started on the pole position for the 270 Micro Sprint Feature. Weaver took command of the field and led every lap of the 15-lap feature. Cody Siegel of Berwick started on the outside of the front row and tried on several occasions to challenge Weaver. A series of cautions occurred in the opening laps and the red flag came out on one of the restarts, as Steven Fernburg Jr. rolled his car over in turn number four. On a lap five restart, Weaver led Siegel, Shawn McAndrew, Brayden Spencer and Timmy Bittner. McAndrew’s car seemed fast all evening but had mechanical issues on lap number eleven while contending in the third position. Timmy Bittner moved into the third spot with Shaun Musser and Levi Brungard in the top five. Weaver held off Siegel for the win, Bittner finished third, Brungard took the fourth spot and Musser finished in the top five. Sixth through tenth were Mitchell Holden, Lucas Hess, Doug Reinard, Mac Wert, and Evan Dickey. Heat races were won by Spencer, Seigel, and Hess.

Noah Jensen of Nescopeck and Brandon Moser brought the field of Pro Stocks to the green flag. Moser jumped into the lead, with third place starter Cory Long running in second. By lap number four, Gary Mellot moved into the runner up position, Jensen was a close third, Long and Robert Tressler were also in contention. By lap number ten, Tressler took the runner up position from Mellott, who two laps later came to a stop on the front stretch to bring out the caution. For the restart, Moser had Tressler, Jensen, AY Schilling and John Bouse on his back bumper. Moser held off the challenges and cruised to this first win of the season. Sixth through tenth were Noah Kissinger, Tommy Dawson, Corey Long, Rich Fye, and Jason Butler. Heat races were won by Moser and AY Schilling.

Johnny Smith of Scranton started on the pole position for the 600 Micro Sprint feature event. Smith led the first several laps with Mason Peters running in second. Trevor Teats took the runner up position from Peters by the completion of lap number four. The event’s first caution came out when Peters and Weaver both slowed on the speedway while running in the top five. For the restart, Smith maintained the lead, while Cody Hauck took second from Teats, while Sierra Hauck and Nick Wood ran in the top five. Timmy Bittner moved into the top five on lap number 14. Sierra Hauck made a last lap pass to secure the third spot. Smith claimed the win, Cody Hauck was second, Sierra Hauck was third, Teats finished fourth and Bittner was fifth. Six through ten were: Mike Swisher, Nick Wood, Mitchell Holden, Peters, and Weaver. Heat races were won by Weaver and Peters.

A full field of Four Cylinders were started with Cody Maines and Dylan Craft on the front row. Third place starter Shawn Wise lea the first lap. On lap number two, several cars were involved in a front stretch incident. Wise was passed by Craft on lap number four while Blake Snyder, Joey Snook and Andrew Ricketts rounded out the top five. Snyder moved into second on lap number eight. Two laps later Wise took his car back into the pit area. With two laps remaining Craft’s lead was diminishing as Snyder, Snook, Scott Englert and Ricketts were working their way through lapped traffic. When the checkered flag waved, Craft was the victor over Snyder, Snook, Ricketts and Englert. Sixth through tenth were Keith Haagen, Coty Maines, Dillan Hoover, Brett Shirk and Michael Barret. Heat races were won by Snook, Tyler Stahl, Chloe Smith, and Larry Beachel, Jr. The B-Main was won by Keith Haagen.

The Clinton County Speedway returns this Friday night with a four division show, featuring the Limited Late Models plus the Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints, and the Four Cylinders. Gates open at 5PM and racing begins at 7PM. For the latest information about upcoming events, visit the speedway’s website www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or follow the speedway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram..

RaceSaver Sprint Cars: 1. Tylor Cochran 2. Matt Tebbs 3. Josh Beamer 4. Jeffrey Weaver 5. Scott Lutz 6. Dakota Schweikart 7 Ryan Kissinger 8. Austin Greenland 9. Corey Brungard 10. Dale Schweikart 11. Dustin Prettyleaf 12. Dave Guss Jr. 13. Wyatt Walizer 14. Kyle Knopp 15. Garret Bard 16. Timmy Bittner 17. Jarrett Cavalet 18. Erick Knopp 19. Mariah Romig 20. Levi Brungard 21. Johnny Smith 22. Eric Mathiot

Pro Stocks: 1. Brandon Moser 2. Robert Tressler 3. Noah Jensen 4. AY Schilling 5. Johnny Bouse 6. Noah Kissinger 7. Tommy Dawson 8. Cory Long 9. Rich Fye 10. Jason Butler 11. Mike Wright 12. Gary Mellott 13. Logan Hile 14. Todd Geyer DNS Marc Bitler, Kris Orwig Sr.

270 Micro Sprints: 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Cody Siegel 3. Timmy Bittner 4. Levi Brungard 5. Shaun Musser 6. Mitchell Holden 7. Luke Hess 8. Doug Reinard 9. Mac Wert 10. Evan Dickey 11.Cory Stabley 12. Lee Daugherty 13. Mathew Dixson 14. Sean McAndrew 15. Brayden Spencer 16. Steve Fernburg Jr. 17. Tom Quiggle 18. Hunter Zimmerman 19. Rich Damore DNS Logan Hammaker, Larry Dickey, Matt Dixon

600 Micro Sprints: 1. Johnny Smith, 2. Cody Hauck 3. Sierra Hauck 4. Trevor Teats 5. Timmy Bittner 6. Mike Swisher 7. Nick Wood 8. Mitchell Holden 9. Mason Peters 10. Jeffrey Weaver 11. JT Ferry DNS Josh Beamer

Four Cylinders: 1. Dylan Craft 2. Blake Snyder 3. Joey Snook 4. Andrew Rickets 5. Scott Englert 6. Keith Haagen 7. Coty Maines 8. Dillan Hoover 9. Brett Shirk 10. Michael Barret 11. Bryon Hackenberg 12. Brian Haagen 13. Jacob Rodola 14. Larry Beachel Jr. 15. Shawn Wise 16. Zack Kline 17. Paul Long 18. Tyler Stahl 19. Chloe Smith 20. Aden Harris 21. Donald Wynn 22. Anthony Potter 23. Kylie Mitch DNS Chelsea Harris, Robert Dorman, Cody Reamer, Hunter Flook, Summer Beachel, Tim Teneyck, Hannah Johnson, Brook Potter, John Bower.

 

 

A GOOD FRIDAY FOR COREY DAY WITH FIRST CAREER OCEAN SPRINTS WIN

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (April 16, 2022) – 16-year-old Corey Day of Clovis enjoyed a Good Friday in Watsonville, taking his first career Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo victory at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds dirt track. Day earned fast-time, then charged past former track champions Shane Golobic of Fremont and Aromas’ Justin Sanders for the breakthrough performance.

“There’s definitely some luck involved with Justin’s wing falling down and then Shane made that mistake in two and gave me the lead. Super pumped. Ran second here way too many times last year to not win one this year,” Day said. “It’s tough man (to win in 360 Sprint Cars). Last year was my first year but we came really close. These guys are no joke. I didn’t feel a difference running up front with the Outlaws as I did with these guys.”

Dirt.Travel qualifying went to Day with an 11.256 second lap but it was Sanders earning the pole position after winning the dash. Sanders and Dwarf Car dash winner Danny Wagner helped officials award two bikes and bags full of Easter candy to the kids in the crowd for Easter weekend. Sanders then slotted alongside Golobic for the 30-lap feature in a champion vs. champion front row for the feature.

Sanders was the early race leader while Day and former NARC 410 champion DJ Netto worked past Jason Bright of Antioch to take fourth and fifth respectively by lap four. The first look at traffic presented itself by just the seventh lap with a 22-car field competing. Action slowed with a caution on lap nine for Keith Day, Jr. spinning.

Lincoln’s Blake Carrick emerged in fifth on the following restart. The caution waved for 2021 Rookie of the Year Bryce Eames of Santa Maria slowing in turn two with a flat left front tire. Golobic seized the lead from Sanders on lap 13 on the restart, while Sanders began to fight a broken front wing mount. He had several wheel stands down the backstretch as he defended second from Day.

Day took over second on lap 20 then turned his attention to Golobic. Day showed his nose to “Sugar Shane” in turn three on lap 21 in traffic, but the caution fell for Bright stopping in turn four.

Golobic had used the bottom throughout the main event but went to the top on the restart, hitting the curb at the top of turn two while maintaining the lead. On the following lap, Golobic hit the curb much harder and kicked his No. 17w sideways. Day jumped underneath to take the lead on lap 24. Golobic tagged the curb again on lap 25 but kept second over Sanders. Keith Day spun in turn two for a caution on lap 26 and was hit by Brad Dillard.

Corey Day faced pressure from Golobic throughout the final four laps, with Golobic diving low in turn three on multiple occasions. Corey Day kept the lead and earned his first win over Golobic, Sanders, incoming points leader Tanner Carrick, and Redding’s Max Mittry. Keith Day won the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award.

Delta Dwarf regular Danny Wagner of Baypoint swept the South Bay Dwarf Cars opening Watsonville round on Friday night. Wagner started near the back of the first heat race and won, then dominated the dash. He led all 20-laps of the feature for the victory. The race was slowed several times for minor spins with the most serious incident requiring a red flag on lap three. Mike Aceves flipped but the San Jose driver was OK. Wagner led Joe Barket of Morro Bay, Mark Biscardi of San Jose, Dan Zuger of San Jose, and Barry Waddell of Redwood City at the finish.

Hobby Stock points leader Joe Gallaher won his third main event of the year by leading wire-to-wire in the 20-lap contest. The lone caution came out on lap 11. Teddy Ragsdale of Merced and Watsonville’s Jerry Skelton hooked bumpers in turn two, sending Ragsdale spinning and nearly collecting last week’s winner Terry Campion of Santa Cruz.

Former IMCA Sport Modified champion Adriane Frost of Watsonville challenged Gallaher briefly in turn four on the restart, but Gallaher drove ahead for the win. Tim Ragsdale, Skelton, and Santa Cruz’ Brady Muller rounded out the top-five.

In what he described in victory lane as the last night for the popular purple “Circle 3” car, DJ Keldsen of Freedom won the 15-lap Four Banger feature. Keldsen took the lead from points leader Troy Moore of Santa Cruz on lap two and never looked back. Keldsen led Moore, Watsonville’s Richard Mitchell, Kenny Stragalinos of Boulder Creek, and TJ Santos of Gilroy at the finish.

Ocean Speedway continues Friday April 22 with round five of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo plus IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Four Bangers, Police-in-Pursuit, and South Bay Dwarf Cars.

Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo Feature – April 15, 2022 (30 Laps)

1. 41-Corey Day[6]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic[2]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders[1]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick[4]; 5. 121-Caeden Steele[18]; 6. 38B-Blake Carrick[10]; 7. 2XM-Max Mittry[7]; 8. 88N-DJ Netto[5]; 9. 69-Bud Kaeding[12]; 10. 98-Michael Pombo[13]; 11. 12J-John Clark[11]; 12. 21X-Gauge Garcia[19]; 13. 83V-Joel Myers[16]; 14. 72W-Kurt Nelson[22]; 15. 5-Mark Chaves Jr[21]; 16. 72JR-Chris Nelson[14]; 17. 8-Jeremy Chisum[15]; 18. 22-Keith Day Jr[8]; 19. 72S-Bradley Dillard[20]; 20. 68-Jayson Bright[3]; 21. 50-Bryce Eames[17]; 22. 25Z-Jason Chisum[9]

 

 

Courtney begins All Star title defense with first ever Attica win; Shiels picks up late model victory

Friday, April 15, 2022

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Tyler Courtney opened the defense of his Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions title with his first ever win at Attica Raceway Park Friday, April 15 to kick off the Core & Main Spring Nationals presented by Craig Miller Trucking, Erie Paving and Construction Equipment and Supply.

It was the first point night for the All Stars and 49 cars signed in for Attica’s opening night of the 2022 season. With 10 laps to go Courtney and Peck were battling hard for the lead when the two nearly made contact resulting in Peck getting over the fourth turn curb and spinning. Only a caution with four laps to go could slow Courtney who pulled away for his 10th career series win.

Craig Mintz jumped into the early lead of the 40 lap feature but Justin Peck took the top spot on lap five. Courtney, who started third, slipped by Mintz on a lap 11 restart for second and hounded Peck until a caution with 13 laps to go. On the restart Courtney threw a couple of sliders at Peck who crossed over to maintain the lead but on lap 30 the pair nearly touched exiting turn four with Peck spinning. Once back to green Courtney pulled away while a tremendous battle ensued for second involving Mintz, Greg Wilson, Scott Bogucki and Parker Price Miller. A caution with four laps to go gave Courtney clean air and he pulled away for the win over Wilson who held off Mintz, All Star rookie Bogucki and Price Miller.

Defending Attica late model champion Devin Shiels took the lead of the 25 lap Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Model feature on lap four and held off a late race charge from Rusty Schlenk to score his 11th career win at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speed plant.

“This is the same car we had last year. We found out some things late in the year last year and it’s paying off,” said Shiels beside his Magic Fountain Auto Wash, Rally’s Hamburgers, Dundee Products, Banshee Graphics, Salenbein Trucking & Excavating; Banshee Graphics backed #51.

Justin Chance jumped to the early lead of the 25 lap late model feature but Shiels, a three time Attica champion, took the top spot on lap four. A caution on lap 13 put Mike Bores, Schlenk, Chance and Ryan Missler right on the rear bumper of Shiels. Bores and Schlenk hounded the leader the rest of the way with Schlenk moving into second on lap 18 and closed to the rear bumper of Shiels on the last lap but Shiels kept his cool and drove to the win.

The Core and Main Spring Nationals continue Saturday, April 16 at Attica Raceway Park with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions along with the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints in action. Gates open at 1 p.m. with racing under way at 5 p.m.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.comor follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, April 15, 2022

All Star Circuit of Champions

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 7-Scott Bogucki, 13.246; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.394; 3. 4-Cap Henry, 13.409; 4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.545; 5. 19-Chris Windom, 13.771; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.833; 7. 23-Chris Andrews, 14.082; 8. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.112; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.275; 10. O7-Bradley Howard, NT

Group (B)

1. 11-Parker Price Miller, 13.325; 2. 13-Justin Peck, 13.332; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.715; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.947; 5. 14R-Sean Rayhall, 13.972; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan, 13.982; 7. 8-Zach Ames, 13.987; 8. 25R-Jordan Ryan, 13.995; 9. 14H-Zane DeVault, 14.045; 10. 12G-Corbin Gurley, 14.233

Group (C)

1. 21H-Brady Bacon, 13.239; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.252; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.505; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.517; 5. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.955; 6. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 14.031; 7. 12C-Kyle Capodice, 14.038; 8. 4S-Tyler Street, 14.073; 9. 101-Cale Thomas, 14.140; 10. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman, 14.442

Group (D)

1. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr., 13.637; 2. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.646; 3. 97-Greg Wilson, 13.768; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.828; 5. 71H-Max Stambaugh, 13.875; 6. 16-DJ Foos, 14.040; 7. 5-Byron Reed, 14.120; 8. 4X-Danny Smith, 14.259; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms, 15.299; 10. 40-Logan Fenton, NT

Group (E)

1. 18-Cole Macedo, 13.532; 2. 10-Zeb Wise, 13.571; 3. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.754; 4. 14-Chad Kemenah, 13.825; 5. 29-Zeth Sabo, 13.842; 6. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.971; 7. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 14.047; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson, 14.256; 9. O1-Anthony D'Alessio, 14.768

Heat 1 (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 2. 7-Scott Bogucki [4]; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [3]; 4. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 6. 19-Chris Windom [5]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]; 8. 23-Chris Andrews [7]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 10. O7-Bradley Howard [10]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 13-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 11-Parker Price Miller [4]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs [2]; 5. 25R-Jordan Ryan [8]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 14H-Zane DeVault [9]; 8. 14R-Sean Rayhall [5]; 9. 12G-Corbin Gurley [10]; 10. 8-Zach Ames [7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [1]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 3. 21H-Brady Bacon [4]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [5]; 5. 70M-Henry Malcuit [6]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 7. 4S-Tyler Street [8]; 8. 101-Cale Thomas [9]; 9. 12C-Kyle Capodice [7]; 10. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman [10]

Heat 4 (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 97-Greg Wilson [2]; 2. 28-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr. [4]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker [3]; 5. 16-DJ Foos [6]; 6. 5-Byron Reed [7]; 7. 4X-Danny Smith [8]; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms [9]; 9. 40-Logan Fenton [10]

Heat 5 (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 2. 10-Zeb Wise [1]; 3. 18-Cole Macedo [4]; 4. 14-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [6]; 6. 33W-Caleb Griffith [7]; 7. 29-Zeth Sabo [5]; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson [8]; 9. O1-Anthony D'Alessio [9]

Dash (6 Laps)

1. 13-Justin Peck [4]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz [1]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5]; 4. 97-Greg Wilson [2]; 5. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr. [3]; 6. 7-Scott Bogucki [8]; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 8. 11-Parker Price Miller [10]; 9. 21H-Brady Bacon [9]; 10. 18-Cole Macedo [6]

C-main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 23-Chris Andrews [2]; 2. 14R-Sean Rayhall [1]; 3. 101-Cale Thomas [3]; 4. 12G-Corbin Gurley [7]; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson [4]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 7. O7-Bradley Howard [13]; 8. 8-Zach Ames [11]; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms [5]; 10. O1-Anthony D'Alessio [9]; 11. 12C-Kyle Capodice [6]; 12. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman [12]; 13. 40-Logan Fenton [10]

B-main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 19-Chris Windom [2]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [3]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [8]; 5. 25R-Jordan Ryan [4]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [7]; 7. 14H-Zane DeVault [13]; 8. 16-DJ Foos [6]; 9. 33W-Caleb Griffith [9]; 10. 70M-Henry Malcuit [5]; 11. 5-Byron Reed [10]; 12. 4S-Tyler Street [14]; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [11]; 14. 14R-Sean Rayhall [17]; 15. 23-Chris Andrews [16]; 16. 29-Zeth Sabo [12]; 17. 4X-Danny Smith [15]

A-main (40 Laps)

1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3]; 2. 97-Greg Wilson [4]; 3. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 4. 7-Scott Bogucki [6]; 5. 11-Parker Price Miller [8]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [22]; 7. 4-Cap Henry [15]; 8. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 9. 13-Justin Peck [1]; 10. 18-Cole Macedo [10]; 11. 26-Cory Eliason [20]; 12. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr. [5]; 13. 21H-Brady Bacon [9]; 14. 5T-Travis Philo [14]; 15. 10-Zeb Wise [11]; 16. 14-Chad Kemenah [17]; 17. 28-Tim Shaffer [12]; 18. 3J-Trey Jacobs [16]; 19. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [13]; 20. 19-Chris Windom [21]; 21. 3C-Cale Conley [19]; 22. 35-Stuart Brubaker [18]; 23. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 24. 22C-Cole Duncan [23]

Hard Charger: 17B-Bill Balog +22

Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Models

Qualifying

1.50-Ryan Missler, 15.611; 2.91-Rusty Schlenk, 15.786; 3.92-Justin Chance, 15.822; 4.5M-Ryan Markham, 15.895; 5.94-Mike Bores, 15.979; 6.55-Chuck Kimble, 16.118; 7.51-Devin Shiels, 16.259; 8.34-Herb Reich, 16.336; 9.28-Kent Brewer, 16.532; 10.30-Nate Potts, 16.571; 11.59-Larry Bellman, 16.595; 12.27-Ken Hahn, 16.619; 13.44-Colin Shipley, 16.678; 14.101-Chester Fitch, 16.707; 15.23-Ryan Shepherd, 16.942; 16.69R-Doug Baird, 17.451; 17.16-Steve Sabo, 99.980; 18.11-Austin Gibson, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[4] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 4. 28-Kent Brewer[1] ; 5. 27-Ken Hahn[5] ; 6. 44-Colin Shipley[6] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[7] ; 8. 11-Austin Gibson[9] ; 9. 16-Steve Sabo[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 94-Mike Bores[2] ; 2. 50-Ryan Missler[4] ; 3. 55-Chuck Kimble[1] ; 4. 92-Justin Chance[3] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[6] ; 6. 59-Larry Bellman[7] ; 7. 34-Herb Reich[5] ; 8. 23-Ryan Shepherd[9] ; 9. 101-Chester Fitch[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[6] ; 3. 94-Mike Bores[2] ; 4. 50-Ryan Missler[5] ; 5. 92-Justin Chance[1] ; 6. 5M-Ryan Markham[4] ; 7. 27-Ken Hahn[9] ; 8. 59-Larry Bellman[12] ; 9. 55-Chuck Kimble[7] ; 10. 44-Colin Shipley[11] ; 11. 30-Nate Potts[10] ; 12. 34-Herb Reich[14] ; 13. 101-Chester Fitch[18] ; 14. 69R-Doug Baird[13] ; 15. 28-Kent Brewer[8] ; 16. 11-Austin Gibson[15] ; 17. 23-Ryan Shepherd[16] ; 18. 16-Steve Sabo[17]

 

 

Justin Sanders, Dan Jinkerson, Ryan Peter and Austin Struthers win Tribute to Al Hinds features at Placerville

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Last season saw Justin Sanders become the first driver to win the “Tribute to Al Hinds” on three separate occasions. With that said the Aromas, CA driver returned to Placerville Speedway on Saturday and added his name to the list for a record fourth time, after claiming the 25-lap Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Car feature.

Sharing victory lane with Sanders during the night were Dan Jinkerson with the Mountain Democrat Ltd. Late Models, Ryan Peter with the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and Austin Struthers with the Mountain Democrat Mini Trucks. A solid field of 72 race cars filled the pit area to honor the late Al Hinds, who was the second Promoter of the speedway.

The Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car main event began with youngster Max Mittry and veteran Shane Golobic fighting for the top-spot. Mittry led the opening circuit, until Golobic motored under him on lap two for the lead. Justin Sanders followed along for second, which set up a classic duel between the two immensely talented racers. Sanders proceeded to execute a couple of sliders in three and four, but each time saw Golobic pull the cross over move to get back by.

The winning move of the race came following a lap 18 restart when Sanders slid up in front of Golobic to take over the top spot that he would never relinquish. He went on to accept the Ron Stahl checkered for victory aboard the Paul Silva wrenched Works Limited No. 57W mount. It marked his 18th career Winged 360 triumph at the track. Sanders also collected the extra Silva Motorsports Inc. Bonus Money for the win.

Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick came home in second, followed by Golobic, Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery and Sebastopol’s Joel Myers Jr. in the top-five. Tony Gomes, 15th starter Kalib Henry, Jimmy Trulli, 17th starter Landon Brooks and 20th starter Bubba Decaires ran sixth through 10th respectively. Sanders began the evening by outpacing the 38-car field in ADCO Driveline Qualifying with a lap of 10.982.

Winged 360 finish: 1. 57W-Justin Sanders[3]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick[6]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic[1]; 4. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[4]; 5. 83V-Joel Myers Jr[5]; 6. 7C-Tony Gomes[7]; 7. 01-Kalib Henry[15]; 8. 33T-Jimmy Trulli[11]; 9. 34-Landon Brooks[17]; 10. 94-Greg Decaires V[20]; 11. 2XM-Max Mittry[2]; 12. 92-Andy Forsberg[12]; 13. 21X-Gage Garcia[18]; 14. 4-Jodie Robinson[9]; 15. 35M-Chase Majdic[16]; 16. 93-Stephen Ingraham[19]; 17. 31C-Justyn Cox[8]; 18. 24-Justin Henry[14]; 19. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[13]; 20. 18T-Tanner Holmes[10]

Defending track champion with the Mountain Democrat Ltd. Late Models Dan Jinkerson came out firing on opening night. The Diamond Springs wheelman started third but eventually found himself out front and after that it was all she wrote. Jinkerson pulled away to a healthy lead and held command for a majority of the contest. He crossed the Ron Stahl checkered flag to record his fifth career Ltd. Late Model triumph at the facility.

Jinkerson’s victory came at the helm of the Lightfoot Automotive/ Poor Reds No. 23 machine. Garden Valley’s Jay Norton finished second, followed by Lincoln’s Dan Brown Jr. in third, Placerville’s Tyler Lightfoot in fourth and Woodland’s Kiely Ricardo fifth.

Ltd. Late Model finish: 1. 23-Dan Jinkerson[3]; 2. 15J-Jay Norton[1]; 3. 15-Dan Brown Jr[6]; 4. 23J-Tyler Lightfoot[5]; 5. 98-Kiely Ricardo[2]; 6. 3-Eddie Gardner[7]; 7. 57-Rod Oliver[9]; 8. 37-Ray Trimble[4]; 9. 22G-Paul Gugliomoni[8]; 10. 9-Max Mcafee[10]

The Red Hawk Casino Pure Stock main event was a close contest right down to the end. Rio Linda’s Ryan Peter made his first start of the season on Saturday and held the field at bay up front. Oakley’s Nick Baldwin stayed right there with him throughout the 20-lapper however, as the pair put on an excellent show with Tom Tilford not far back in third.

A few times it looked like Baldwin may have a shot, but Peter hit his marks and drove off to his third career victory at the track. Baldwin crossed the line in second over Tilford, Diamond Springs racer Kevin Jinkerson and Orangevale’s Tommy Sturgeon.

Pure Stock finish: 1. 83-Ryan Peter[2]; 2. 17-Nick Baldwin[3]; 3. 23-Tom Tilford[4]; 4. 30-Kevin Jinkerson[14]; 5. 16-Tommy Sturgeon[7]; 6. 74-Russell Murphy[8]; 7. 87-Jason Poppert[5]; 8. 47-Michael Murphy[1]; 9. 4-Jonny Walsh[6]; 10. 316-Ryan Murphy[10]; 11. 22-Chris Mcginnis[9]; 12. 93-Mel Byers[11]; 13. 68E-Wayne Trimble[13]

The Mountain Democrat Mini Truck feature was all about Placerville’s Austin Struthers, who dominated the 20-lapper for victory. Defending track champion Mike Miller ran second, followed by Howard Miller, Paizlee Miller and Thomas Jensen.

Mini Truck finish: 1. 70-Austin Struthers[6]; 2. 16-Mike Miller[8]; 3. 28-Howard Miller[3]; 4. 61-Paizlee Miller[7]; 5. 08JR-Thomas Jensen[5]; 6. 12-Kaele Ahart[4]; 7. 75-Brycen Bragg[1]; 8. 1-Ted Ahart[2]; 9. 65X-Brian Tremblay[9]

Full results from the 19th annual Tribute to Al Hinds can be found at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1964818?fbclid=IwAR1kQU07k2A94MJjwgNjffALicPj1E5NoKixbOhptDnlCwjABQOCABl0f44

Placerville Speedway returns to action next Saturday April 16th with the “Easter Eggstravaganza.”

 

 

CORY BROWN RIPS TO SECOND ADOBE MOUNTAIN WMR WIN OF 2022

Glendale, Ariz. (April 10, 2022) – Peoria, Ariz.’s Cory Brown won his second Adobe Mountain Speedway win of the 2022 Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction season on Saturday night. Brown drove the No. 32 ahead of 2021 series runner-up David Prickett of Fresno for the win.

13 stock production powered Midgets were in action on the 1/5th mile bullring in Glendale, Ariz. Chloe High of Goodyear, Ariz. and Brown split the eight lap heat races.

Brown and Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse lined up on the front row for a 25-lap feature. On a dry slick race track, Brown thrived and pulled ahead. The field included newcomer Dustin Cormany from Sprint Cars and Micro Sprints in the Copper State.

Several cars were unable to finish on a challenging night. Prickett drove up to second after a battle with Kyle Hawse but fell short in catching Brown. Brown topped Prickett, Todd Hawse of Moorpark, and Kyle Hawse. Greg Jewett had a strong fifth place finish in his first start of the season. Chloe High ultimately finished sixth after one of her most competitive outings in the series as well.

Western Midget Racing returns to Northern California this Saturday night for their first points-paying appearance at Antioch Speedway.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

April 9, 2022 – Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 3AZ Chloe High; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 32 Cory Brown

FEATURE (25 laps) – 1. 32 Cory Brown, 2. 22q David Prickett, 3. 31 Todd Hawse, 4. 20 Kyle Hawse, 5. 12 Greg Jewett, 6. 3AZ Chloe High, 7. 12H Dan Klinder, 8. 22 Lonnie Oliver, 9. 35 Ashton Corey, 10. 57 Kyle Huttenhow, 11. 33az Tyler High, 12. 73 Dustin Cormany DNS: 86D Kyle Klein

 

 

CJ Leary Victorious at Lake Ozark Speedway in POWRi WAR Sprint Season Debut
Belleville, IL. (4/9/22) CJ Leary outlast all competitors and would make an emphatic statement of speed on the smooth surfaces of Lake Ozark Speedway by claiming the season-opening Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League feature event, running in conjunction with the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Series presented by Low-E Insulation.

Flying out of the gate with a 13.846-second group-qualifying lap would find Brady Bacon throwing down the top-time as CJ Leary, Alex Bright, Shane Cockrum, and Jack Wagner each would earn their heat race victory with Robert Ballou notching the semi-feature checkers.

Launching to a packed-house green-flag feature CJ Leary and Jack Wagner would pace the field as Leary would gain control of the front with Wagner, Brady Bacon, Mario Clouser, Alex Bright, and Carson Short all attempting to run down the early pace-setting front runners.

Intense green flag racing would find Brady Bacon running down and passing CJ Leary just after the mid-way point by slinging a high-side move and using lap traffic as picks on the speedy Leary with Mario Clouser in a close third as Robert Ballou quickly ran into the front from starting seventeenth.

Caution flags would fly just after the lead change with Bacon and Leary locked into a fierce battle for the front with Alex Bright, Robert Ballou, and Shane Cockrum battling for the preferred line inside the top-five.

With seven laps remaining the leading Brady Bacon would misjudge the low-line while protecting the front from a high-side running Robert Ballou and spin-out to bring out the late-race caution.

Restarting strong, the hard-charging Robert Ballou would inherit the lead with CJ Leary and Shane Cockrum starting inside the podium placings with Leary quickly gaining on the leading Ballou. Slipping once would find Leary grabbing the lead from Ballou as both drivers would display their driving prowess.


“I felt like we were done after we lost the lead, but the track was tricky and really came into its own late,” said a winning Leary in Lake Ozark Speedway victory lane.

Leading the final revolutions, CJ Leary would earn the feature victory with Robert Ballou placing second and Shane Cockrum third. Matt Westfall would race his way to finish fourth as Jason McDougal rounded out the top-five finishers at Lake Ozark Speedway for the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League running in conjunction with Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Series presented by Low-E Insulation feature event.

Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 98 – Brady Bacon (13.846)
Advanced Racing Suspension Heat Race Winner: 77M – CJ Leary
MVT Services Heat Race 2 Winner: 20 – Alex Bright
Auto Meter Heat Race 3 Winner: 66 – Shane Cockrum
Rod End Supply Heat Race 4 Winner: 77 – Jack Wagner
Super Clean Semi-Feature 1 Winner: 12 – Robert Ballou
Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 12 – Robert Ballou (+15)
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 77M – CJ Leary

Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Feature Results | Lake Ozark Speedway | 4/9/22:
Feature (30 Laps): 1. 77M-CJ Leary[1]; 2. 12-Robert Ballou[17]; 3. 66-Shane Cockrum[9]; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall[12]; 5. 67-Jason McDougal[15]; 6. 44-Wesley Smith[8]; 7. 77-Jack Wagner[2]; 8. 28-Kory Schudy[13]; 9. 21AZ-Jake Swanson[18]; 10. 52-Isaac Chapple[3]; 11. 31-Zach Daum[22]; 12. 6-Mario Clouser[4]; 13. 77K-Katlynn Leer[21]; 14. 98-Brady Bacon[5]; 15. 75-Dustin Clark[14]; 16. 11W-Wyatt Burks[23]; 17. 2B-Chad Boespflug[6]; 18. 16-Anthony Nicholson[20]; 19. 21H-Dallas Hewitt[19]; 20. 28M-Brandon Mattox[11]; 21. 17GP-Kyle Shipley[16]; 22. 20-Alex Bright[7]; 23. 21S-Carson Short[10]; 24. 24-Landon Simon[24].

Last Chance Showdown 1 (12 Laps): 1. 12-Robert Ballou[12]; 2. 21AZ-Jake Swanson[1]; 3. 21H-Dallas Hewitt[3]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson[4]; 5. 77K-Katlynn Leer[2]; 6. 31-Zach Daum[14]; 7. 24-Landon Simon[8]; 8. 14-Jadon Rogers[11]; 9. 11W-Wyatt Burks[5]; 10. 41L-Ricky Lewis[9]; 11. 26-Zachary Clark[13]; 12. 40S-Shain Kaiser[7]; 13. 73-Samuel Wagner[6]; 14. 33-Bryson Smith[10]; 15. (DNS) 13-Dennis Gile; 16. (DNS) 38-Cody Baker; 17. (DNS) 78-Rob Caho Jr; 18. (DNS) 91-Steven Russell; 19. (DNS) 41-Brad Wyatt.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 77M-CJ Leary[3]; 2. 21S-Carson Short[2]; 3. 98-Brady Bacon[4]; 4. 17GP-Kyle Shipley[7]; 5. 21AZ-Jake Swanson[6]; 6. 11W-Wyatt Burks[5]; 7. 41L-Ricky Lewis[8]; 8. 26-Zachary Clark[9]; 9. 12-Robert Ballou[1].

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Alex Bright[1]; 2. 52-Isaac Chapple[3]; 3. 2B-Chad Boespflug[4]; 4. 75-Dustin Clark[2]; 5. 77K-Katlynn Leer[6]; 6. 73-Samuel Wagner[5]; 7. 33-Bryson Smith[9]; 8. 31-Zach Daum[8]; 9. 91-Steven Russell[7].

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 66-Shane Cockrum[1]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser[3]; 3. 44-Wesley Smith[4]; 4. 67-Jason McDougal[2]; 5. 21H-Dallas Hewitt[7]; 6. 40S-Shain Kaiser[8]; 7. 24-Landon Simon[6]; 8. 38-Cody Baker[5]; 9. 41-Brad Wyatt[9].

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Jack Wagner[2]; 2. 33M-Matt Westfall[1]; 3. 28M-Brandon Mattox[3]; 4. 28-Kory Schudy[4]; 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson[5]; 6. 13-Dennis Gile[6]; 7. 14-Jadon Rogers[7]; 8. 78-Rob Caho Jr[8].

Qualifying Group 1: 1. 98-Brady Bacon, 00:13.846[2]; 2. 77M-CJ Leary, 00:13.853[9]; 3. 21S-Carson Short, 00:13.981[5]; 4. 12-Robert Ballou, 00:13.991[8]; 5. 11W-Wyatt Burks, 00:14.292[3]; 6. 21AZ-Jake Swanson, 00:14.414[6]; 7. 17GP-Kyle Shipley, 00:14.568[1]; 8. 41L-Ricky Lewis, 00:14.876[4]; 9. 26-Zachary Clark, 00:15.841[7].

Qualifying Group 2: 1. 2B-Chad Boespflug, 00:14.235[7]; 2. 52-Isaac Chapple, 00:14.547[8]; 3. 75-Dustin Clark, 00:14.646[4]; 4. 20-Alex Bright, 00:14.713[1]; 5. 73-Samuel Wagner, 00:15.333[2]; 6. 77K-Katlynn Leer, 00:15.346[3]; 7. 91-Steven Russell, 00:15.506[5]; 8. 31-Zach Daum, 00:15.534[9]; 9. 33-Bryson Smith, 00:15.886[6].

Qualifying Group 3: 1. 44-Wesley Smith, 00:13.975[8]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser, 00:14.318[5]; 3. 67-Jason McDougal, 00:14.582[1]; 4. 66-Shane Cockrum, 00:14.624[2]; 5. 38-Cody Baker, 00:14.824[9]; 6. 24-Landon Simon, 00:15.005[4]; 7. 21H-Dallas Hewitt, 00:15.253[6]; 8. 40S-Shain Kaiser, 00:15.565[7]; 9. 41-Brad Wyatt, 00:15.660[3].

Qualifying Group 4: 1. 28-Kory Schudy, 00:14.541[2]; 2. 28M-Brandon Mattox, 00:14.583[4]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner, 00:14.652[3]; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall, 00:14.735[8]; 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 00:14.880[1]; 6. 13-Dennis Gile, 00:14.914[7]; 7. 14-Jadon Rogers, 00:15.008[6]; 8. 78-Rob Caho Jr, 00:15.674[5].

Next up for the Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League will be the two-day Frost Breaker Nationals again back at Lake Ozark Speedway on April 29-30 including an all open-wheel agenda of racing of the POWRi 410 Wing Outlaw Sprint League, ASCS Regional, and POWRi RaceSaver Sprints.

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Trey Marcham Grabs I-44 Riverside Win with POWRi West Midget League

Belleville, IL. (4/9/22) Trey Marcham would earn his ninth career Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect feature victory, leading the last fifteen laps at I-44 Riverside Speedway on the way to the exciting feature finale.

Early Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect competition would witness Taylor Reimer clock the quickest hot-lap time with a 12.115-second lap as Andrew Deal would notch the heat racing victory with Taylor Reimer notching the high-point qualifier award.

Leading the field to the initial green flag launch would see outside front-row starter and heat race winner Andrew Deal shoot out to the early advantage and appear to be the competitor to beat. Mid-race caution flags would bunch the field back together as fifth starting Trey Marcham began his march to the front of the field.

Using patience and precise outside line hustling, Marcham would take the lead around the speedy Deal with Taylor Reimer, Michelle Decker, and Shannon McQueen in hot pursuit.

Late race dramatics would enter the fray with less than five laps remaining on the feature events as Trey Marcham was able to hold off all challenges on his way to gaining the feature victory. Michelle Decker would use a last-corner or the last-lap pass to edge out Andrew Deal to place second leaving Deal to place third. Taylor Reimer would show speed all event to place fourth with Shannon McQueen rounding out the I-44 Riverside Speedway feature’s top-five finishers for the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect.

I-44 Riverside Speedway | 4/9/22: Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 00 – Taylor Reimer (12.115) Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1 Winner: 85 – Andrew Deal Max Papis Innovations High Point Qualifier: 00 – Taylor Reimer Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 32 – Trey Marcham (+4) Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 32 – Trey Marcham

Lucas Oil and Realty Connect A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 32-Trey Marcham[5]; 2. 7D-Michelle Decker[4]; 3. 85-Andrew Deal[2]; 4. 00-Taylor Reimer[1]; 5. 7-Shannon McQueen[3]; 6. 21-Emilio Hoover[6]; 7. 31B-Kyle Beilman[9]; 8. 31K-Travis Buckley[7]; 9. (DNF) 29K-Brian Harvey[8].

Advanced Racing Suspension Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 85-Andrew Deal[1]; 2. 00-Taylor Reimer[5]; 3. 7-Shannon McQueen[4]; 4. 21-Emilio Hoover[2]; 5. 7D-Michelle Decker[7]; 6. 32-Trey Marcham[9]; 7. 31K-Travis Buckley[8]; 8. 29K-Brian Harvey[3].

Up next for the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League will be the two-day trip to Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri, linking up with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League on April 15-16 while running in support of the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Sprint Cars.

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Chase Johnson, Markus Frazier, Terry Campion, Ryan McClelland and Riy Iler claim Ocean Speedway wins

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA…Penngrove’s Chase Johnson made a late move in traffic to get by Blake Carrick and score victory in a thrilling Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo feature on Friday.

Sharing victory lane with Johnson were Markus Frazier with the IMCA Sport Mods, Terry Campion in the Hobby Stocks, Ryan McClelland with the Four Bangers and Roy Iler in the Police In Pursuit division.

Campbell’s Bud Kaeding won the night’s Dash and took command in the main event at the waving of the Ed Entz green flag. Extra track work took place following the most recent event and made for some of the best racing we have seen all season at the quarter-mile. Behind Kaeding early on, a tremendous battle occurred between Blake Carrick, Chase Johnson and rookie driver Rickey Sanders. The trio exchanged positions multiple times and that wasn’t settled until the very end.

With 17 circuits complete Carrick charged to the outside of Kaeding to snag the lead, as Sanders also snuck by for second. Sanders, Kaeding and Johnson then proceeded to have an exhilarating tussle for the position over the next several laps until Johnson assumed P2.

With five laps to go and locked in heavy duty traffic Johnson then squeezed to the inside of Carrick to put the Quinn Motorsports/ Our Heroes Dreams No. 28 out front. Carrick continued to hound his rear bumper while running the high-side, but Johnson hit his marks and chose the right spots to cross the checkered flag for the breathtaking triumph.

Carrick finished second to cap off a great night that also saw him earn the Dirt Travel Fast Time Award. Kaeding, Sanders and Jake Haulot completed the top-five.

Ocean Sprints finish: 1. 28-Chase Johnson[3]; 2. 38B-Blake Carrick[5]; 3. 69-Bud Kaeding[1]; 4. 17-Rickey Sanders[2]; 5. 7H-Jake Haulot[6]; 6. 7P-Jake Andreotti[12]; 7. 2K-JJ Ringo[9]; 8. 72W-Kurt Nelson[7]; 9. 83T-Tanner Carrick[4]; 10. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[14]; 11. 50-Bryce Eames[10]; 12. 3M-Adam Kaeding[11]; 13. 88-Koen Shaw[13]; 14. 6D-Josh Chisum[19]; 15. 72JR-Chris Nelson[17]; 16. 72S-Bradley Dillard[15]; 17. 8-Jeremy Chisum[8]; 18. 56Z-Don Hart[18]; 19. 34B-Glenn Bryan[20]; 20. 25Z-Jason Chisum[16] (Jason Chisum was found to have a transponder issue and was scored 7th in the final rundown)

The 20-lap IMCA Sport Mod feature saw Igor Gandzuk take the early lead and hold command over the first five laps. After that Markus Frazier was able to make the move past to take over the point. Jim DiGiovanni then moved to second and hounded Frazier keeping him honest up front. Frazier hung tough though to earn the win over DiGiovanni, Adriane Frost, Gandzuk and Charlie Hunter.

IMCA Sport Mod finish: 1. 15F-Markus Frazier[3]; 2. 75X-Jim DiGiovanni[2]; 3. 22-Adriane Frost[8]; 4. 9B-Igor Gandzuk[1]; 5. 22W-Charlie Hunter[10]; 6. 33P-Paul Espino[12]; 7. 71-Aaron Farrell[6]; 8. 42B-Max Baggett[11]; 9. 46-Jonathan Hagio[4]; 10. 89-Duane Bieser[13]; 11. 34-Cody Bryan[9]; 12. 30H-Orion Messina[5]; 13. 30C-Codie Hample[7] The pride of Santa Cruz, California Terry Campion scored a dominating win in the Hobby Stock division on Friday night. Campion drove the always beautiful Santa Cruz Apparel No. 83 stock car to the victory over 2021 track champion Joe Gallaher, Jerry Skelton, Brady Muller and Ryan Muller.

Hobby Stocks finish: 1. 83-Terry Campion[1]; 2. 1-Joe Gallaher[7]; 3. 69-Jerry Skelton[6]; 4. 73A-Brady Muller[4]; 5. 73B-Ryan Muller[3]; 6. 31W-Steve Remde[2]; 7. 3OG-Dan Fassler[5]

The 15-lap Four Banger feature saw Kenny Stragalinos take the early lead, until contact from Tony Gullo sent him around. Both drivers were then summoned to the rear and that put Travis Van Golder up front. Ryan McClelland had immense speed in his No. 17 Four Banger however, and moved to the lead on lap six. Troy Moore in the No. 07 entry closed up at the end, but McClelland crossed the stripe in first to pick up the win.

Four Banger finish: 1. 17-Ryan McClelland[11]; 2. 07-Troy Moore[12]; 3. 2-Nicole Beardsley[4]; 4. 112-Travis VanGilder[3]; 5. 9-Nick Scentani[9]; 6. 14-TJ Santos[8]; 7. 5-Bill Beardsley[10]; 8. 51-Charlie Hernandez[5]; 9. 37-Peter Vannerus[7]; 10. 6-Dylan Chairez[2]; 11. 720-Kenny Stragalinos[1]; 12. 52-Tony Gullo[6]; 13. (DNS) 10-Amaya Flowers

Defending track champ Roy Iler scooped up the win with Police In Pursuit on Friday. He enjoyed a large lead over much of the contest but did have to fend off a late charge John Hohmann who finished second.

Police “In” Pursuit finish: 1. 805-Roy Iler[1]; 2. 01-John Hohmann[2]; 3. 243-Kyle Wowak[8]; 4. 06-Kevin Elliott[6]; 5. 520-Jackie Yeung[3]; 6. 134-Pat Sullivan[4]; 7. 5149-Neil Cahir[7]; 8. (DNS) 14-AJ Waltrip

 

 

Kalib Henry, Jake Morgan, Nick Baldwin and Mike Miller snag opening night wins at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Mather’s Kalib Henry withstood a late race challenge from second-year driver Landon Brooks to bring home his fifth career Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car victory at Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

The triumph for Henry came at the helm of the Brown Eagle Racing No. 01 and moved him into a tie with Tanner Carrick and Jimmy Trulli respectively on the all-time win list at the track. Sharing victory lane at the opening Hoosier Tires championship point race were Jake Morgan with the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Nick Baldwin with the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and Mike Miller in the Mountain Democrat Mini Trucks.

The 25-lap Thompson’s Winged 360 finale began with Jake Haulot and Bubba Decaires battling it out for the top spot, as Haulot led the opening circuit. Superb racing was seen early on with Redding’s Chase Majdic finding the high side to his liking. The “Magic Man” charged around Decaires and slipped under Haulot to grab the point shortly after. His bid at victory came to end however, when he slowed with issues on lap eight.

Kalib Henry inherited the lead and pulled away to a sizable advantage, until Landon Brooks began to cut away at that as lapped traffic came into play. With the crowd coming to their feet Brooks inched to the inside for the lead with a few circuits remaining, but Henry remained poised and kept his momentum upstairs to drive back around and remain out front. After that Henry kicked it into overdrive and crossed the stripe for the win over Brooks, Placerville’s Shane Hopkins, Decaires and Haulot.

Rounding out the top-10 were Trent Canales, Andy Forsberg, John Clark, Colby Johnson and Justyn Cox. A total of 31 cars competed on opening night with the Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars. Bubba Decaires began the evening by earning the ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award with a lap of 10.647. It was a career best night for Decaires at the quarter-mile, with a fast time effort and fourth place finish in the feature.

Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 finish:

1. 01-Kalib Henry[4]; 2. 34-Landon Brooks[3]; 3. 21-Shane Hopkins[6]; 4. 94-Greg Decaires V[1]; 5. 7H-Jake Haulot[2]; 6. 5C-Trent Canales[7]; 7. 92-Andy Forsberg[10]; 8. 12J-John Clark[13]; 9. 5H-Colby Johnson[11]; 10. 31C-Justyn Cox[16]; 11. 4-Jodie Robinson[8]; 12. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[9]; 13. 7C-Steven Tiner[15]; 14. 24-Justin Henry[17]; 15. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[12]; 16. 20-Michael Ing[20]; 17. 5V-Daniel Whitley[14]; 18. 35M-Chase Majdic[5]; 19. 93-Stephen Ingraham[18]; 20. 2-Cody Spencer[19]

Fair Oak’s racer Jake Morgan has been the man to beat with the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour in recent years at Placerville Speedway. That story remained the same on Saturday, as he tallied his eighth career Wingless Spec Sprint victory at the track, moving into sole possession of first place all-time.

Morgan had to withstand the relentless challenges from Shane Hopkins over much of the contest, but was able to remain calm, cool and collected to cross the Ron Stahl checkered flag after 25 laps of hard-hitting competition. Hopkins finished in the runner up spot and put together a phenomenal night of racing, paired with a third-place effort in the Winged 360 feature. Marcus Hardina, Jimmy Christian and Nick Robfogel completed the top-five.

A total of 24 cars signed into the pit area with the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. Christian began the night by setting fast time with a lap of 12.385 around the quarter-mile.

Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour finish:

1. 7M-Jake Morgan[1]; 2. 51-Shane Hopkins[5]; 3. 21X-Marcus Hardina[2]; 4. 32C-Jimmy Christian[3]; 5. 3-Nick Robfogel[9]; 6. 7EJ-Josh Young[8]; 7. 3F-Jacob Tuttle[4]; 8. 151-Eric Hopkins[18]; 9. 17-Anthony Snow[21]; 10. 92Z-Troy DeGaton[13]; 11. 31P-Eathon Lanfri[11]; 12. 5-Kaimi Moniz Costa[16]; 13. 33-Heath Holdsclaw[10]; 14. 98Z-Jordan Garretson[15]; 15. 60-Scott Clough[22]; 16. 50-Tony Bernard[14]; 17. 12-Jarrett Soares[17]; 18. 2STX-Brent Steck[7]; 19. 79-Mark Hanson[6]; 20. 17M-Evan Gularte[19]; 21. 7-Trey Walters[12]; 22. X-Antonio Aragon[20]; 23. (DNS) 17T-Grasen Ternora

Three-time and defending Red Hawk Casino Pure Stock track champion Nick Baldwin started out the 2022 season on the right foot by driving to victory in the 20-lap contest. At the start it was a battle of the behemoths with Baldwin and Dan Jinkerson locked in a torrid fight for the top-spot. Jinkerson eventually took the lead but ran into issues when a lapped car spun out in front of him. With nowhere to go he contacted the stalled car and was forced to the Coors Light work area.

Baldwin found himself back in front and drove off to record his 15th career Pure Stock win at Placerville Speedway. Chris McGinnis had a stellar run in the main event and crossed the stripe in second followed by Scott Grunert, Jinkerson and Tommy Sturgeon.

Red Hawk Casino Pure Stock finish:

1. 17-Nick Baldwin[1]; 2. 22-Chris McGinnis[6]; 3. 14-Scott Grunert[10]; 4. 30-Dan Jinkerson[2]; 5. 16-Tommy Sturgeon[9]; 6. 316-Ryan Murphy[7]; 7. 68E-Wayne Trimble[8]; 8. 47-Michael Murphy[3]; 9. 4-Jonny Walsh[12]; 10. 1-Chris D'angelo[11]; 11. 93-Mel Byers[15]; 12. 23-Bill O'Neal[13]; 13. 08-Oroville Owens[4]; 14. 74-Russell Murphy[5]; 15. 24-Earl Lee[14]

Another champion from last season saw victory at the Hoosier Tires point opener, as Rancho Cordova’s Mike Miller scooped up the win with the Mountain Democrat Mini Trucks. “Security Tom” Thomas Jensen challenged Miller over much of the contest but had to settle for a runner up finish at the conclusion. Page Miller, Brycen Bragg and Wyatt Lakin rounded out the top-five.

Mountain Democrat Mini Truck finish:

1. 16-Mike Miller[1]; 2. 08JR-Thomas Jensen[2]; 3. 28-Page Miller[6]; 4. 75-Brycen Bragg[7]; 5. 04-Wyatt Lakin[3]; 6. 12-Kaele Ahart[8]; 7. 70-Austin Struthers[4]; 8. (DQ) 61-Paizlee Miller[5]

Full results from the night can be viewed at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1962492?fbclid=IwAR336XqkZFu-3LdkcQlsNEoWujGvHy_Nq3r8zOiyfsS5F18uFpxYdwwz8F0

The Placerville Speedway is right back at it next Saturday April 9th with the 19th annual “Tribute to Al Hinds.”

 

 

PRICKETT WINS IN WESTERN MIDGET RACING DEBUT AT MARYSVILLE RACEWAY PARK

Marysville, Calf. (April 2, 2022) – Fresno’s David Prickett won another debut appearance for the stock production powered Western Midget Racing, this time taking the first race for the Masters Design and Construction-sponsored series at Marysville Raceway Park. Prickett drove the No. 22q to victory by leading the final nine laps of the feature.

Prickett won the lone heat race in the eight-lap contest, then lined up third for the feature after the inversion. The invert placed Lodi’s Nate “Gator” Wait and Oakley’s Bryant Bell on the front row.

Bell put in a strong performance in the No. 10 Bay Muffler Stealth Chassis for Tony Boscacci, darting to a comfortable lead while Prickett ran second over Wait. The lead was short lived as Bell blew the engine on lap 11.

Prickett took over the lead but had company from Wait. Wait flipped into turn one on lap 15, however, requiring a red flag.

Prickett led the final five circuits to top French Camp’s Sage Bordenave, Moorpark’s Todd Hawse, Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse, and Robert Sheldon of Reno, Nevada.

Western Midget Racing makes its points racing debut at Antioch Speedway up next on April 16.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

April 2, 2022 –Marysville Raceway Park (Marysville, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 22q David Prickett

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 22q David Prickett, 2. 35x Sage Bordenave, 3. 31 Todd Hawse, 4. 20 Kyle Hawse, 5. 35 Robert Sheldon, 6. 20w Nate Wait, 7. 10 Bryant Bell, 8. 35SR Brody Petrie, 9. 35 Jason Sneep

 

 

BLAKE BOWER WINS TENTH CAREER WMR FEATURE FRIDAY IN WATSONVILLE

Watsonville, Calf. (April 2, 2022) – Brentwood’s Blake Bower opened his championship defense in Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction by winning his tenth career main event in the series. The fourth round of 2022 was the first in Northern California, with the stock production powered Midgets hitting Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

Las Vegas’s Kyle Hawse and French Camp’s Sage Bordenave split the eight-lap heat races over the 12 cars on hand.

Upper Lake’s Brody Petrie started on the pole in the No. 35SR for the 20-lap main event alongside Santa Cruz’ Logan Mitchell in his second career start driving car No. 96x

Petrie took the lead at the start with Bower driving quickly into second. Bower then crossed over Petrie on the backstretch to grab the lead by lap two.

Newport, Washington’s Jason Sneep tagged the backstretch wall and then flipped, requiring a red flag on lap six. Antioch’s Shawn Arriaga started tenth in Cameron Beard’s No. 24 but drove up to fifth by lap 10. Bower paced the field the rest of the way while Petrie outmatched teammate Sage Bordenave of French Camp for second. Arriaga and Lodi’s Nate Wait in car No. 20w rounded out the top-five.

Western Midget Racing continues its Northern California weekend Saturday night at Marysville Raceway Park. Marysville becomes the sixth different venue to host WMR.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

April 1, 2022 – Ocean Speedway (Watsonville, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 20 Kyle Hawse; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 35X Sage Bordenave

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 9 Blake Bower, 2. 35SR Brody Petrie, 3. 35x Sage Bordenave, 4. 24 Shawn Arriaga, 5. 20w Nate Wait, 6. 10 Bryant Bell, 7. 20 Kyle Hawse, 8. 31 Todd Hawse, 9. 96x Logan Mitchell, 10. 35 Jason Sneep, 11. 22q James Prickett, DNS 11 Randi Pankratz

 

 

TANNER CARRICK GOES TWO-IN-A-ROW WITH OCEAN SPRINTS IN WATSONVILLE

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (April 2, 2022) – Tanner Carrick of Lincoln won his second consecutive Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo feature of 2022 on Friday night in Watsonville, leading the final 27-laps for the victory. Carrick’s win was part of a five-division show at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds dirt track.

Carrick led time trials with an 11.656 second lap, then lined up on the outside pole for the feature alongside dash winner 16-year-old Max Mittry of Redding. Carrick drove past Mittry for the lead on lap four on the backstretch and never relinquished it in heavy lapped traffic on a challenging race surface.

“We have been fast all year. These guys give me a fast car every weekend,” Carrick said. “I know our team and us can do it. I just gotta be there to do my job. Everyone has their own little part in this team. We’re trying to beat our goal last year of seven wins. We’re on a good little pace here.”

Carrick encountered lapped traffic by the fifth lap of the main event. Bud Kaeding took over second from Mittry on lap six, then Mittry’s teammate Justin Sanders of Aromas challenged for third a lap later. Sanders went around Mittry on the outside in turn two to take the position, then clamped down on Kaeding for second. Kaeding and Sanders went three-wide with traffic down the backstretch with Kaeding holding the position.

The lead for Tanner Carrick grew to 4.2 seconds, which Kaeding cut down to a car length within just three laps as they navigated the slower cars. The caution flag flew on lap 20 when Gauge Garcia of Lemoore spun to a near stop in turn three, getting tagged by Sanders and Wilton’s Ashlyn Rodriguez. Sanders replaced a flat left rear tire and rejoined the field. Garcia then flipped wildly side-over-side in turn one on the restart for a red flag.

Concord’s Joey Ancona was running fifth on the following restart but slowed before exiting on lap 26. Carrick charged ahead by 1.758 seconds over Kaeding, Mittry, Jacksonville, Oregon’s Tanner Holmes, and Rickey Sanders as the top-five finishers. Justin Sanders was credited with the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award while Carrick won the Dirt.Travel Fast Time.

Brentwood’s Blake Bower opened his championship defense in Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction by winning his tenth career main event in the series. Upper Lake’s Brody Petrie started on the pole for the 20-lap main event for the stock production powered series alongside Santa Cruz’ Logan Mitchell in his second career start.

Petrie took the lead at the start with Bower driving quickly into second. Bower then crossed over Petrie on the backstretch to grab the lead by lap two. Washington’s Jason Sneep flipped on the backstretch for a red flag on lap six. Antioch’s Shawn Arriaga started tenth but drove up to fifth by lap 10. Bower paced the field the rest of the way while Petrie outmatched teammate Sage Bordenave of French Camp for second. Arriaga and Lodi’s Nate Wait rounded out the top-five.

2021 IMCA Modified champion Cody Burke of Salinas led all 20-laps for the feature win. A trio of race winners and champions led the way with Burke, Bobby Hogge IV of Salinas, and Jim Pettit II of Prunedale running closely. Last week’s winner Matt Hagio of Prunedale slowed on the backstretch with a flat tire to require a one lap sprint to the finish. Burke held off Hogge, Pettit, and JC Elrod as the final finishers.

Jonathan Hagio of Prunedale topped the 20-lap IMCA Sport Mod feature. Igor Gandzuk of Prunedale led the opening six laps before Hagio took over. Lapped traffic impacted the race at the halfway point, allowing Merced’s Richard Ragsdale to make a strong move on the outside in turn four. Ragsdale advanced from fifth to second in one set of corners. Gandzuk, Dennis Souza, and Fred Ryland then tangled in turn two for a caution on lap 12. Ragsdale showed his nose to Hagio on the final eight laps but Hagio took the win. Ragsdale, Ryland, Jim DiGiovanni of Morgan Hill, and Duane Bieser of Santa Cruz were the top-five finishers.

Brady Muller of Santa Cruz started the Hobby Stock main event in sixth, but after 20-laps of competition he saw the checkered flag for his first-career win. Wally Kennedy of Freedom led a closely wound pack of leaders until the caution fell on lap 15 for a flat tire on Joe Gallaher’s machine. Kennedy and Jerry Skelton of Watsonville tangled on the restart, with Skelton losing his left rear tire. Muller emerged in the lead and held off Bobby Gallaher and a hard-charging Joe Gallaher for his breakthrough win.

Ocean Speedway continues Friday April 8 with round three of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo plus IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, Four Bangers, and Police-in-Pursuit.

Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo Feature – April 1, 2022 (30 Laps)

1. 83T-Tanner Carrick[2]; 2. 69-Bud Kaeding[4]; 3. 2XM-Max Mittry[1]; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes[9]; 5. 17-Rickey Sanders[7]; 6. 83V-Joel Myers[12]; 7. 2-JJ Ringo[10]; 8. 72W-Kurt Nelson[5]; 9. 28-Chase Johnson[15]; 10. 2X-Justin Sanders[3]; 11. 2L-Logan Forler[14]; 12. 38B-Blake Carrick[11]; 13. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[18]; 14. 50-Bryce Eames[16]; 15. 25Z-Jason Chisum[17]; 16. 6D-Josh Chisum[22]; 17. 8-Jeremy Chisum[8]; 18. 88A-Joey Ancona[6]; 19. 34B-Glenn Bryan[20]; 20. 5-Mark Chaves Jr[19]; 21. 21X-Gauge Garcia[13]; 22. 3M-Adam Kaeding[21]

 

 

Three Big Feature Winners at Sungold Stadium!

Brett Milburn was able to dedicate his win in the Opening Round of the SRA of Victoria’s 360 Sprintcar Triple Crown Series to his car owner Phil Seymour after holding off Michael Tancredi and Scott Enderl at Premier Speedway tonight. In the time-honoured Super Rod Cup Jamie May claimed the win despite some hard charging high line antics from Michael Coad with Stan Marco Jnr also impressing with his third-place run.

The Wingless Sprint feature saw Christopher Temby showing all his class to hold off home track hero Alex Ross with Todd Hobson coming home third.

The quick results of the nights program are as follows:

Sprintcars:

Time Trial Group One: 1. V2 Domain Ramsay 12.285; 2. V50 Jesse Nicholas 12.303; 3. V29 Michael Tancredi 12.320; 4. VA49 Shaun Lyness 12.516; 5. V10 Steven Loader 12.624; 6. N36 Eddie Lumbar 12.651; 7. V17 Dennis Jones 12.973; 8. VA37 Darryl Atkinson 13.050; 9. VA83 David McKay 13.118; 10. V24 Dale Walsh 13.430.

Time Trial Group Two:

1. VA29 Brett Milburn 12.657; 2. V19 Sam Wren 12.683; 3. VA8 Steven Horton 12.684; 4. V92 Matthew Reed 12.800; 5. V93 Travis Millar 12.826; 6. V75 Mitchell Smith 13.252; 7. VA16 Jack Van Bremen 13.279; 8. VA31 Graham Payne 13.422; 9. V77 Brayden Parr No Time Taken; 10. V21 No Time Taken.

Time Trial Group Three:

1. VA91 Daniel Scott 12.415; 2. Q60 Dan Moes 12.779; 3. VA21 Alex Thomson 12.893; 4. S11 Scott Enderl 12.906; 5. VA11 Phil Micallef 13.159; 6. VA59 Kyle Mayson 14.339; 7. V60 Jordyn Charge No Tim Taken; 8. VA23 Steve McIntyre No Tim Taken; 9. VA71 Andy Hibbert No Time Taken.

Heat One: 1st V29 Michael Tancredi; 2nd V50 Jesse Nicholas; 3rd V10 Steven Loader; 4th V2 Domain Ramsay; 5th VA49 Shaun Lyness.

Heat Two: 1st VA29 Brett Milburn; 2nd V19 Sam Wren; 3rd V93 Travis Millar; 4th V92 Matthew Reed; 5th VA8 Steven Horton.

Heat Three: 1st VA91 Daniel Scott; 2nd VA21 Alex Thomson; 3rd S11 Scott Enderl; 4th Q60 Dan Moes; 5th VA11 Phil Micallef.

Heat Four: 1st VA83 David McKay; 2nd V92 Matthew Reed; 3rd V75 Mitchell Smith; 4th V17 Dennis Jones; 5th V29 Michael Tancredi.

Heat Five: 1st VA71 Andy Hibbert; 2nd VA91 Daniel Scott; 3rd VA37 Darryl Atkinson; 4th VA21 Alex Thomson; 5th VA49 Shaun Lyness.

Heat Six: 1st S11 Scott Enderl; 2nd Q60 Dan Moes; 3rd VA16 Jack Van Bremen; 4th V93 Travis Millar; 5th V77 Brayden Parr.

Sprintcar B-Main 15 laps (Top 6 Transfer to A-Main): 1st VA49 Shaun Lyness; 2nd VA71 Andy Hibbert; 3rd VA83 David McKay; 4th V17 Dennis Jones; 5th V21 Ben Micallef; 6th V75 Mitchell Smith; 7th N36 Eddie Lumbar; 8th VA8 Steven Horton; 9th VA59 Kyle Mayson; 10th VA11 Phil Micallef; 11th VA16 Jack Van Bremen; 12th VA23 Steve McIntyre; 13th VA37 Darryl Atkinson; 14th VA31 Graham Payne; 15th V77 Brayden Parr (DNF).

Sprintcar A-Main (25 laps No Time): 1st VA29 Brett Milburn; 2nd V29 Michael Tancredi; 3rd S11 Scott Enderl; 4th V2 Domain Ramsay; 5th V92 Matthew Reed; 6th Q60 Dan Moes; 7th VA21 Alex Thomson; 8th V93 Travis Millar; 9th V17 Dennis Jones; 10th V50 Jesse Nicholas; 11th V19 Sam Wren; 12th VA49 Shaun Lyness; 13th V21 Ben Micallef; 14th VA91 Daniel Scott; 15th VA82 David McKay; 16th VA71 Andy Hibbert; 17th V75 Mitchell Smith; 18th V10 Steven Loader.

(Start Order: 1. VA91; 2. VA29; 3. S11; 4. Q60; 5. V29; 6. VA21; 7. V50; 8. V92; 9. V19; 10. V2; 11. V93; 12. V10; 13. VA49; 14. VA71; 15. VA83; 16. V17; 17. V21; 18. V75.

Lap Leaders: 1-25 VA29 Brett Milburn

Wingless Sprints:

Heat One: 1st V77 Alex Ross; 2nd VX62 Kasey Garlick; 3rd V4 Carly Walsh; 4th V34 Shaun Farnsworth; 5th V70 Aron Lawrence.

Heat Two: 1st V95 Geoff Cook; 2nd VX97 Mark Walsh; 3rd V31 Mick Rigby; 4th V54 Jeremy Beddison; 5th V67 Christopher Halesworth.

Heat Three: 1st VX89 Christopher Temby; 2nd V50 Luke Weel; 3rd V19 James Wren; 4th V52 Scott Irons; 5th VX68 Kim-Loong Gosling.

Heat Four: 1st V2 Todd Hobson; 2nd S35 Mitchell Broome; 3rd VX14 Harry Ross; 4th V11 Matthew Symons; 5th VX7 Will Green.

Heat Five: 1st V31 Mick Rigby; 2nd VX97 Mark Walsh; 3rd V67 Christopher Halesworth; 4th V70 Aron Lawrence; 5th V4 Carly Walsh.

Heat Six: 1st VX89 Christopher Temby; 2nd V54 Jermey Beddison; 3rd VX99 Hayden Clifford; 4th V20 Thomas McDonald; 5th VX68 Kim-Loong Gosling.

Heat Seven: 1st V50 Luke Weel; 2nd V11 Matthew Symons; 3rd S86 Kirby Hillier; 4th V19 James Wren; 5th V2 Todd Hobson.

Heat Eight: 1st V77 Alex Ross; 2nd VX14 Harry Ross; 3rd V34 Shaun Farnsworth; 4th V64 Brittany Kuypers; 5th VX41Aaron Kennett.

B-Main 1 (12 laps 4 to Transfer): 1st V64 Brittany Kuypers; 2nd V52 Scott Irons; 3rd V70 Aron Lawrence; 4th VX99 Hayden Clifford; 5th V60 Steven Hateley; 6th VX41 Aaron Kennett; 7th V14 Ricky Bailey; 8th VX88 Ester Thomson; 9th V76 Kelvin Johnson; 10th VX45 Kerry Bright; 11th V71 Leigh Estlick; 12th VX44 Glen Harris.

B-Main 2 (12 laps 4 to Transfer): 1st S35 Mitchell Broome; 2nd VX68 Kim-Loong Gosling; 3rd V20 Thomas McDonald; 4th V10 Will Scott; 5th V49 Jake Dooley; 6th V73 Gavin Fitzpatrick; 7th VX55 Jordy Smith; 8th VX92 Brayden McKay; 9th VX7 Will Green; 10th V22 Craig McDonald; 11th V9 Brayden Whiting; 12th VX32 Chris Ansell.

A-Main (25 laps): 1st VX89 Christopher Temby; 2nd V77 Alex Ross; 3rd V2 Todd Hobson; 4th VX50 Luke Weel; 5th S86 Kirby Hillyer; 6th V31 Mick Rigby; 7th V67 Christopher Halesworth; 8th V54 Jeremy Beddison; 9th V95 Geoff Cook; 10th VX62 Kasey Garlick; 11th V4 Carl Walsh; 12th V19 James Wren; 13th V64 Brittany Kuypers; 14th Vx34 Adin Robertson; 15th VX99 Hayden Clifford; 16th V52 Scott Irons; 17th V20 Thomas McDonald; 18th VX68 Kim-Loong Gosling; 19th V10 Will Scott; 20th V11 Matthew Symons; 21st VX97 Mark Walsh; 22nd S35 Mitchell Broome; 23rd VX14 Harry Ross; 24th V70 Aron Lawrence .

Super Rods:

Heat One: 1st AV77 Stan Marco Jnr; 2nd S97 Shaun Walsh; 3rd M14 Luke Cole; 4th W84 Paul Verhoeven; 5th W88 Grant Stansfield.

Heat Two: 1st W8 Jamie May; 2nd AV75 Stan Marco Snr; 3rd W55 Jason Kavenagh; 4th AV67 Tommy Marco; 5th S66 George Woolstencroft.

Heat Three: 1st S97 Shaun Walsh; 2nd W57 Daniel Hookway; 3rd AV77 Stan Marco Jnr; 4th W55 Jason Kavenagh; 5th M14 Luke Cole.

Heat Four: 1st L56 Nevile Gange; 2nd W84 Paul Verhoeven; 3rd W8 Jamie May; 4th W88 Grant Stansfield; 5th AV75 Stan Marco Snr.

A-Main (20 laps): 1. W8 Jamie May; 2. W25 Michael Coad; 3. AV77 Stan Marco Jnr; 4. S97 Shaun Walsh; 5. L56 Neville Gange; 6. W88 Grant Stansfield; 7. W84 Paul Verhoeven; 8. AV67 Tommy Marco; 9. M14 Luke Cole; 10. S95 David Duynhoven; 11. W57 Daniel Hookway; 12. S66 George Woolstencroft; 13. W55 Jason Kavenagh; 14. AV75 Stan Marco Snr; 15. S48 Jason Poustie (DNS.

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Sunday April 17 and will feature Night 3 of the easter Sprintcar Trail, Late Models, Super Rods and a Massive Fireworks Display.

Gates will open at 3pm with Racing to get underway at 5pm.

Tickets are available on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Bradley Terrell Opens Hunt Wingless Tour Season with Petaluma Victory

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Petaluma, CA)- Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, CA, Bradley Terrell continues his recent terror with the Hunt Series as he was masterful en route to the opening night win as he bested to robust 38-car field that was in attendance.

When the 25-lap feature event came to life it was Mark Hanson getting the jump as he held the early advantage. While he led the way, Terrell settled into third before making his move into second on the seventh lap of the race.

With Hanson in his crosshairs, Terrell would reel the race leader in and take over command of the top spot at the halfway point of the race. Once out in front, Terrell was able to open up a comfortable lead.

While Terrell led over Hanson, sixth starting Sean Jones was able to put on a bit of a charge as he sliced and diced his way forward from sixth. Running in fourth for much of the race, Jones take over the third spot when the white flag was displayed as he got by Nick Robfogel late in the race.

Up front, it was all about Terrell as he was able to pick up the win over Hanson, Jones, Robfogel, and Jimmy Christian rounding out the Top-5.

With 38-cars on hand, Terrell kicked the night off by earning Dependable Crane Fast Time Honors before winning Benic Enterprises Heat No. 1. Robfogel would win Brown and Miller Heat No. 2, Jake Morgan won King Racing Products Heat No. 3, and Shawn Arriaga won Santomauro Racing Products Heat No. 4

Nathan Johnson earned the Santomauro Hard Charger Award, while Brent Steck took home the Matt Streeter Racing Hard Luck Award.

By finishing 15th in the feature, Eathron Lanfri took home the BR Motorsports P.15 award, while Jake Morgan won the Arbogast Technologies Beast Presenting Feature Car, and by way of his Lap 14 move on Mark Hanson, Bradley Terrell was awarded the Vahlco Wheels Cool Move of the Night.

The B Main was won by Sparky Howard, who was joined in the feature by Nathan Johnson, Eathon Lanfri, Tony Bernard, and Zach Acheson.

FINISH-

1. Bradley Terrell #11 2. Mark Hanson #79 3. Shawn Jones #14 4. Nick Robfogel #3 5. Jimmy Christian #32C 6. Josh Young #7EJ 7. Heath Holdsclaw #33 8. David Lindt Jr. #5150 9. Jake Morgan #7M 10. Anthony Snow #17 11. Bob Newberry #36 12. Nathan Johnson #16 13. Marcus Hardina #21X 14. Sparky Howard #6 15. Eathon Lanfri #31 16. Trevor Schmid #92Z 17. Tony Bernard #50 18. Jordan Garretson #98Z 19. Eric Hopkins #51 20. Shawn Arriaga #32 21. George Nielson #23

ON TAP: The Hunt Series will return to action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

 

 

The Bullring Bullet strikes again at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Aromas, California’s Justin Sanders has been known to find some late race magic at Placerville Speedway and that was the certainly the case on Saturday, as he made the move past Shane Golobic with three laps left, en route to his fourth career Sprint Car Challenge Tour triumph.

The $3,000 opening night victory for Sanders moved him into a tie for third place all-time with SCCT and came aboard the Dale Miller Septic/ Thompson’s Auto and Truck Centers No. 4SA mount. Sharing victory lane at the Spring Fever Frenzy were Jake Andreotti with the USAC Western States Midgets and AJ Bender with the BCRA Lightning Sprints. A total of 88 race cars packed the Placerville pits to open season number 57.

The first Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards main event of the season began with Colfax veteran Willie Croft jumping into the lead. Croft had earlier earned the Bianchi Farms Fast Time Award and captured the High Sierra Industries Dash to receive the pole for the 35-lapper. Fremont’s Shane Golobic hounded him for several laps however, as the duo put on an entertaining tussle at the front of the field.

Golobic was able to slice his way past Croft for the lead on lap 12 and began to pull away ever so slightly. At this point last season’s Garth Moore Insurance Rookie of the Year Isaiah Vasquez found the high side to his liking, eventually charging up to second. Vasquez turned some of the best A-main laps of his young career and appeared to have something for the leader, but Golobic was oh so smooth as usual on the bottom of the speedway.

Justin Sanders had methodically worked his way forward and then slipped past Vasquez for second on a lap 22 restart. He stayed within striking distance of the top spot before a caution with four laps remaining. When the green flag waved for the final time Sanders came hard after the Matt Wood Racing No. 17W and blasted to the high side coming to the line on lap 37. He was able to get by heading into turn one and drove off to accept the Ron Stahl checkered flag.

Golobic crossed the stripe in second, with Roseville’s Sean Becker capping off a solid night in third. Lincoln’s Blake Carrick finished fourth and rounding out the top-five was Vasquez. Stephen Ingraham earned the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award coming from 21st to ninth. Michael Ing took home the Quick Time Mortgage first non-transfer award in the B-main, while Korey Lovell claimed an extra $100 from D&D Roofing for coming home 14th in the semi.

Sanders won the Tiner-Hirst Ent. heat race, with Max Mittry claiming BR Motorsports heat two, Kalib Henry won King Racing Products heat three, Blake Carrick took home A.R.T. Speed Equipment heat four and Logan Forler won Sierra Foothills Wine Service heat five. A total of 51 competitors signed into the pit area for race one with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

SCCT A-main Finish:

1. 4SA-Justin Sanders[6]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic[2]; 3. 22X-Sean Becker[4]; 4. 38B-Blake Carrick[9]; 5. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[3]; 6. 21-Shane Hopkins[8]; 7. 2L-Logan Forler[5]; 8. 29-Willie Croft[1]; 9. 93-Stephen Ingraham[21]; 10. 56-Michael Faccinto[13]; 11. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[15]; 12. 2XM-Max Mittry[7]; 13. 7C-Steven Tiner[24]; 14. 01-Kalib Henry[10]; 15. 83V-Joel Myers Jr[23]; 16. 42X-Tim Kaeding[17]; 17. 94-Greg Decaires V[16]; 18. 75-Tony Gomes[12]; 19. 92-Andy Forsberg[11]; 20. 5C-Trent Canales[18]; 21. 9-Dustin Freitas[14]; 22. 5H-Colby Johnson[22]; 23. 33T-Jimmy Trulli[20]; 24. 31C-Justyn Cox[19]

Castro Valley’s Jake Andreotti raced to victory with the USAC Western States/ BCRA Midgets in the 20-lap finale. Hanford’s Michael Faccinto came home in second, followed by San Diego’s AJ Bender, Fremont’s Shane Golobic and Bakersfield’s Shannon McQueen. Golobic began the evening by setting a new USAC Western States Midget track record with a time of 11.663. The first race in the Elk Grove Ford Mini Series brought out 23 cars, with the next event taking place April 23rd at Merced Speedway.

USAC/BCRA Midget A-main Finish:

1. 00-Jake Andreotti[2]; 2. 14J-Michael Faccinto[3]; 3. 1X-AJ Bender[7]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic[6]; 5. 7-Shannon McQueen[4]; 6. 83-Austin Liggett[1]; 7. 14JR-Dylan Bloomfield[10]; 8. 9-Blake Bower[8]; 9. 7NZ-Travis Buckley[11]; 10. 21W-Ben Wiesz[14]; 11. 8-Randi Pankratz[16]; 12. 5K-Ben Worth[5]; 13. 31B-Kyle Beilman[13]; 14. 20-CJ Sarna[15]; 15. 6K-Michael Snider[17]; 16. 13-Danika Jo Parker[21]; 17. 18-Floyd Alvis[19]; 18. 32-Caden Sarale[12]; 19. 1K-Anthony Esberg[18]; 20. 8X-Thomas Esberg[20]; 21. 6X-Dakota Albright[22]; 22. 14-Beau Lemire Rescue[23]

Talented San Diego racer AJ Bender made the long drive up pay off with a triumph in the 20-lap BCRA Lightning Sprint feature. Elk Grove’s Matt Land made his return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday and finished off the event in second after also setting fast time earlier in the program. Hunter Kinney, Tim Kinser and Gage Meyers completed the top-five.

BCRA Lightning Sprint A-main Finish:

1. 41B-AJ Bender[3]; 2. 91-Matt Land[2]; 3. 25K-Hunter Kinney[10]; 4. 37-Tim Kinser[8]; 5. 99-Gage Meyers[13]; 6. 21J-Jayden Meyer[9]; 7. 3F-Brandon Leedy[4]; 8. 21C-Cody Meyer[6]; 9. 5-Rick Holbrook[11]; 10. 47-Greg Dennett[7]; 11. 343-Tyler Gerdes[5]; 12. (DQ) 17F-Harlee Aguilera[1]

Full results from Saturday can be found at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1959876?fbclid=IwAR16lbmE3i9n_Cm7pCtZdd-NMIOKqcvoYOh73nQm-qQt2iu2ihvd5pyL9Gk

Placerville Speedway returns to action next Saturday April 2nd with the opening Hoosier Tires championship point race. On hand will be the Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks, the Mtn. Democrat Mini Trucks and the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints.

 

 

Egel Finally Gets His National 360ci Crown

A new Australian 360ci Sprintcar Champion was crowned last night as Matt Egel led from start to finish in the 40-lap decider at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway. After starting from the pole, he dominated the feature event to become an Australian Sprintcar Champion and in the process putting the disappointment of losing the 2014 Championship behind him.

“It was a nerve wracking 40 laps. The lapped traffic was making nervous, and I saw Ryan show his nose twice there during the race, but we got the job done and I am absolutely stocked” commented the new Australian Champion following the race.

“This result really makes up for the race I lost with Tony (Bartlett) about eight years ago, but it would be great to have two, it almost haunted me, we were so close, and we dominated that week but now we have got one under our belt. We are in the history book now. It just a great thing for your career to be pencilled in as an Australian Sprintcar Champion. We will be on the T-Shirt, it’s awesome. I can’t thank the Brown Family and my guys enough. This has been the best year of my career” he added.

For second placed and four-time Champion Ryan Jones, it was the first time he had been on the podium for the Australian 360ci Title without winning the Championship.

“We were second last night, second again tonight and as the racetrack played out, we had to be the top at both ends and we only had to move around in traffic. The stoppages just came at the wrong time as Matt was a bit of a sitting duck being the first through traffic and I was able to get a run at him while the traffic was around, but the cautions helped him out. Then that final red really came at the right time for him and cleared the way” commented Ryan.

“But credit to those guys, we had a second placed race car both nights, and it showed”.

Just as he had the previous night Albury’s Grant Anderson followed Egel and Jones across the line to record his first ever podium result in the Australian 360ci Championship.

“Overall, the weekend was very successful for us and this team. I just would have loved to have stayed in the traffic a little longer in that 40 lap A-Main. Obviously, the clean air was important. Egel and Jones are really good around here, we were keeping pace with them, but it was difficult to make any slider attempts of passing moves in the clean air but when we got to traffic it became very interesting.

But running third we shouldn’t be disappointed, it’s a great result for this team. We haven’t been together too long, we don’t race 360’s very often, we don’t come here very often so we should be very proud of third in an Aussie Title” commented Grant as we caught up post-race.

Fourth place went the way of an extremely impressive Brendan Guerin, who ten years earlier finished third in the race at the same venue. Victorian Chris Soloman, out going Australian Champion Brett Milburn, Todd Moule, Ben Morris, Lisa Walker and Tim Van Ginneken, who gained a start in the final as the first reserve, completed the top ten.

Van Ginneken took the position as the 20th stater after local favourite Daniel Pestka failed to fire after a fuel leak was discovered just prior to pushing off.

Former Champion Chad Ely and Paul Soloman were only other classified finishers.

The final was littered with hard luck stories including South Australian Champion Hayden Pitt, who was running fourth early the race, only to have the driveline fail while Victorian Champion Brenten Farrer crashed out in turn four while running fifth with nine laps to go.

Steven Caruso, Charles Hunter, Chris Campbell, Todd Hobson and Jordyn Charge also ending the final on the infield.

Following a massive open lap pile up that took out six cars in turn two Todd Hobson transferred to the A-Main with Campbell, Ely and Charge while Van Ginneken and Jamie Hendry were the two reserves.

The opening heat of the night was marred by an accident involving Simpson racer Phil Lock and Mark Caruso with the race being declared early. Brenten Farrer would was given the win. After a delay in the program, the final heats were conducted with youngsters Ben Morris, Todd Moule and Todd Hobson each taking a win.

Sprintcars Australia and the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway would like to thank Val and Darryl Wright from Murray Machining and Sheds for their support of the Australian 360ci Sprintcar Championship.

Release By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

 

 

Kofoid Shines in Second Straight POWRi National Midget Win

Belleville, IL. (3/26/22) Michael “Buddy” Kofoid notched his second straight Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League feature victory at I-44 Riverside Speedway, leading every lap on the way to wrapping up the Ninth Annual Turnpike Challenge presented by Super Clean.

Checking in a stout field of twenty-two Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League competitors for the final night of the season-opening weekend of racing would witness Chance Crum clock the quickest hot-lap time with an 11.325-second lap as Jade Avedisian, Michael Kofoid, and Cannon McIntosh each earned a heat race victory as Kofoid would notch the high-point award using a monstrous sixth-to-first passing-point heat race run.

Leading the field to the initial feature launch would see pole-sitting Buddy Kofoid shoot out to a commanding lead over the outside front-row starter Jade Avedisian. Seeing Kofoid racing in the lead, Avedisian and Cannon McIntosh would battle briefly for the runner-up positioning with McIntosh capturing the advantage as Bryant Weideman, Brenham Crouch, Kaylee Bryson, and Andrew Felker all attempted to battle intensely inside the top-five.

Surviving the onslaught of late-race restarting runs by a close contending Cannon, Kofoid would hold the lead for the entire thirty-lap feature event and capture his eighteenth career POWRi National Midget victory tying his with Tanner Thorson for seventh on the All-Time Victory list.

“Going into one I felt like I was relatively unchallenged, so on the restarts, I tried to keep doing the same things to build up enough of a gap down the back straight and doing that I knew I would be okay” stated a very happy Kofoid in victory lane. Adding, “This KKM team continues to give me a great midget night in and night out and I love coming here to I-44 Riverside Speedway.”

Closely racing behind the leader would find Cannon McIntosh earning the runner-up position and Bryant Weideman would make a late-race surge to place third. Brenham Crouch and Jade Avedisian would break out into a slider-fest by exchanging spots several times during the event with Crouch placing fourth, leaving Avedisian to round out the feature’s top-five finishers.

I-44 Riverside Speedway | Turnpike Challenge Night 3 | 3/26/22: Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 26 – Chance Crum (11.325) Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1 Winner: 84 – Jade Avedisian MVT Services Heat Race 2 Winner: 67 – Michael Kofoid Auto Meter Heat Race 3 Winner: 08 – Cannon McIntosh Max Papis Innovations High Point Qualifier: 67 – Michael Kofoid Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 83 – Dominic Gorden (+11) Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 67 – Michael Kofoid

Lucas Oil A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 67-Michael Kofoid[1]; 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh[3]; 3. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[4]; 4. 97-Brenham Crouch[5]; 5. 84-Jade Avedisian[2]; 6. 11A-Andrew Felker[7]; 7. 87-Jace Park[11]; 8. 71-Kaylee Bryson[6]; 9. 83-Dominic Gorden[20]; 10. 17-Tanner Berryhill[14]; 11. 26-Chance Crum[9]; 12. 25K-Taylor Reimer[10]; 13. 71E-Mariah Ede[22]; 14. 7U-Kyle Jones[15]; 15. 40-Chase McDermand[12]; 16. 21-Emilio Hoover[19]; 17. 44-Branigan Roark[13]; 18. 32-Trey Marcham[8]; 19. 17B-Austin Barnhill[17]; 20. 19U-Pierce Urbanosky[16]; 21. 15-Corey Joyner[18]; 22. 29K-Brian Harvey[21].

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Jade Avedisian[2]; 2. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[4]; 3. 87-Jace Park[3]; 4. 44-Branigan Roark[1]; 5. 25K-Taylor Reimer[8]; 6. 17-Tanner Berryhill[7]; 7. 21-Emilio Hoover[6]; 8. 71E-Mariah Ede[5].

MVT Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 67-Michael Kofoid[6]; 2. 97-Brenham Crouch[4]; 3. 11A-Andrew Felker[5]; 4. 32-Trey Marcham[7]; 5. 19U-Pierce Urbanosky[2]; 6. 15-Corey Joyner[3]; 7. 29K-Brian Harvey[1].

Auto Meter Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh[2]; 2. 71-Kaylee Bryson[4]; 3. 40-Chase McDermand[3]; 4. 26-Chance Crum[6]; 5. 17B-Austin Barnhill[1]; 6. 7U-Kyle Jones[7]; 7. 83-Dominic Gorden[5].

Up next for the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League will be a two-day trip to Farmers City Speedway on April 1-2 while running in support of the World of Outlaw Late Models Illini 100 and running in conjunction with the emerging Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series.

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CARRICK TOPS SANDERS IN THRILLING OPENER FOR 2022 OCEAN SPRINTS IN WATSONVILLE

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (March 26, 2022) – Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick scored his first Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo feature in a thrilling display, outmatching multi-time series champion Justin Sanders of Aromas in the 30-lap season opener on Friday night in Watsonville.

“I was working pretty hard for that one,” Carrick said. “I’ve been so close to winning here. I’ve just always blown the race towards the end leading and it’s always been to Sanders. It feels good to run a clean, good race with him, all 30 laps. I knew he was going to be the car to beat tonight. (This) checks another one off the win list in California for me.”

Sanders won the pole position by virtue of grabbing the eight-car, six-lap dash. Carrick shared the front row with Sanders and passed him on the outside to lead the opening lap. The first red flag of the evening flew on lap two when Connor Danell of Visalia flipped in the second turn. He was able to rejoin the race, however.

The red flags flew on the following restart attempt when Steven Kent of Fresno climbed over the back of Hanford’s Michael Pombo into turn three, sending both flipping. They were both uninjured but unable to continue.

Carrick held court at the front while Sanders tried to make something happen on the top of the track. That persistence paid off in heavy lapped traffic, with Sanders charging around Carrick on the outside to lead lap 19.

Carrick dove underneath Sanders in turn one a lap later, leading lap 21. Carrick briefly lost the lead to Sanders in turn four coming to complete lap 22 but drove back underneath Sanders at the line. Sanders mounted yet another challenge on the outside to drive past Carrick for the lead on lap 23. The move was nullified by the second red flag for Danell, this time going upside down in turn three. The incident ended Danell’s night and Carrick was placed back into the lead after reverting to lap 22.

Sanders was not done with Carrick on the restart, crossing him over into turn three to lead lap 23. The duo went side-by-side across the line again on lap 24 with Sanders inching forward. Carrick worked his way to the inside of Sanders down the backstretch to make the decisive move for the lead on lap 25.

Carrick drove ahead for his first career Ocean Sprints triumph over Sanders, Bud Kaeding, Boise’s Logan Forler, and Max Mittry. Pombo won the Beer Optics $100 Hard Luck Award, while the $200 Kenny Thorpe Hard Charger went to Joey Myers, Jr. for advancing 10 positions in the feature. Max Mittry won the Dirt.Travel Fast Time Award.

In other Friday action, Matthew Hagio of Prunedale won the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature. Salinas drivers Cody Burke, the 2021 champion, and Bobby Hogge IV, the season-opening winner, staged an outstanding battle for the lead. Burke successfully fended off Hogge for nearly a dozen laps. Burke bicycled into turn one and nearly flipped over, with the landing on all fours sending him directly into Hogge. Hagio pounced on the opening to take the lead while Burke was shuffled backwards and Hogge retired to the pits with damage.

A caution on lap 17 meant Hagio would have to defend the lead from West Coast Stock Car Hall of Famer Jim Pettit II of Prunedale. Hagio did just that, earning the win over Pettit, JC Elrod of San Martin, Raymond Keldsen, Jr. of Aromas, and Burke.

The 20-lap Hobby Stock feature had its own late-race dramatics, with Joe Gallaher pouring it on late in the event to earn victory. A trio of Watsonville-based drivers - Steve Remde, Sam Kennedy, and Jerry Skelton – ran closely together for much of the race. Kennedy took several looks to the inside of Remde for the top spot to no avail. Gallaher edged forward to fourth, then made quick maneuvers over the final five laps. Gallaher passed each Watsonville driver in succession over three laps to take the lead by lap 17. Gallaher topped Remde, Kennedy, Skelton, and Brady Muller as the top-five finishers.

Troy Moore of Santa Cruz led all 15-laps for the Four Bangers division. A caution flew on lap eight when Travis VanGilder of Felton and Kenny Stragalinos of Boulder Creek collided in a tight battle for fifth. Lapped traffic in the final two laps did not slow Moore’s bid for the win, as he led Nicole Beardsley of Felton, TJ Santos of Gilroy, Stragalinos, and rookie Amaya Flowers of Watsonville at the finish.

Ocean Speedway continues Friday April 1 with round two of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo plus Western Midget Racing, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, and Police-in-Pursuit.

Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo Feature – March 25, 2022 (30 Laps)

1. 83T-Tanner Carrick[2]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders[1]; 3. 69-Bud Kaeding[3]; 4. 2L-Logan Forler[6]; 5. 2XM-Max Mittry[4]; 6. 38B-Blake Carrick[5]; 7. 22-Keith Day Jr[7]; 8. 88A-Joey Ancona[13]; 9. 7P-Jake Andreotti[10]; 10. 7Z-Zane Blanchard[19]; 11. 83V-Joel Myers[21]; 12. 33H-Eric Humphries[8]; 13. 121-Caeden Steele[15]; 14. 72W-Kurt Nelson[12]; 15. 17-Rickey Sanders[11]; 16. 72JR-Chris Nelson[22]; 17. 19-Colby Thornhill[16]; 18. 68-Jayson Bright[9]; 19. 8-Jeremy Chisum[20]; 20. 5D-Connor Danell[18]; 21. 98-Michael Pombo[14]; 22. 37-Steven Kent[17]

 

 

Buddy Kofoid Captures POWRi Midget Thriller at I-44 Riverside Speedway

Belleville, IL. (3/25/22) Michael “Buddy” Kofoid would rise to the occasion at I-44 Riverside Speedway, rallying in the last corner of the last lap to edge out Christopher Bell for the Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League feature victory on Night Two of the Turnpike Challenge presented by SuperClean.

With a stout entry list of twenty-three competitors signing into the event, Christopher Bell would set the top-time in hot lap competition at 11.254-seconds with Michael Kofoid, Chase McDermand, and Mariah Ede each claiming heat racing victories. Kofoid would earn the night’s high-point award by racing from sixth-starting to winning his heat.

Pacing the field of top-notch drivers for the initial green-flag launch would find pole-sitter Buddy Kofoid establish the lead early while Christopher Bell quickly wheeled his way to the runner-up positioning with Chase McDermand rounding out the top three racers.

Launching to the lead while dealing with lap traffic would find Bell find the quickest path around Kofoid with excitement aplenty throughout the field as Bryant Weideman, Brenham Crouch, Trey Marcham, and McDermand all staying within striking distances.

Late-race heroics and a finely-timed restart would see Bell and Kofoid locked in a single-lap shootout for the feature win with drivers’ wheel-to-wheel while entering the final pair of corners, with Kofoid hanging high and Bell staying on the low line. One bobble by Bell would be the opening Buddy would need to capture the nail-biting feature event.

“I wasn’t really supposed to be here this weekend, I owe it all to these KKM guys for giving me great the opportunity to drive for them and it’s a little bit cooler to claim the four-hundredth career win for Toyota,” said Buddy Kofoid while celebrating in victory lane for the seventeenth time in his career.

Holding steady to secure runner-up would see Christopher Bell edge the hard-charging effort of Cannon McIntosh, leaving McIntosh to finish third after starting twenty-third and passing twenty other competitors. Racing within the top-five all-feature would see Chase McDermand place fourth as Brenham Crouch with a solid showing to round out the feature’s top-five finishers.

I-44 Riverside Speedway | Turnpike Challenge Night 2 | 3/25/22: Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 67-Christopher Bell (11.254) Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1 Winner: 97K-Michael Kofoid MVT Services Heat Race 2 Winner: 40-Chase McDermand Auto Meter Heat Race 3 Winner: 71E-Mariah Ede Max Papis Innovations High Point Qualifier: 97K-Michael Kofoid Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 08-Cannon McIntosh (+20) Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 97K-Michael Kofoid

Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 97K-Michael Kofoid[1]; 2. 67-Christopher Bell[7]; 3. 08-Cannon McIntosh[23]; 4. 40-Chase McDermand[4]; 5. 97-Brenham Crouch[9]; 6. 26-Chance Crum[16]; 7. 71-Kaylee Bryson[14]; 8. 32-Trey Marcham[10]; 9. 25K-Taylor Reimer[12]; 10. 84-Jade Avedisian[2]; 11. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[8]; 12. 21K-Karter Sarff[18]; 13. 17-Tanner Berryhill[21]; 14. 83-Dominic Gorden[19]; 15. 87-Jace Park[11]; 16. 71E-Mariah Ede[5]; 17. 17B-Austin Barnhill[17]; 18. 21-Emilio Hoover[6]; 19. 7U-Kyle Jones[3]; 20. 44-Branigan Roark[13]; 21. 11A-Andrew Felker[15]; 22. 22-Curtis Jones[22]; 23. 15-Corey Joyner[20].

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 97K-Michael Kofoid[6]; 2. 97-Brenham Crouch[1]; 3. 87-Jace Park[3]; 4. 21-Emilio Hoover[8]; 5. 44-Branigan Roark[7]; 6. 17B-Austin Barnhill[2]; 7. 15-Corey Joyner[4]; 8. (DNS) 08-Cannon McIntosh.

MVT Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 40-Chase McDermand[1]; 2. 7U-Kyle Jones[5]; 3. 25K-Taylor Reimer[3]; 4. 67-Christopher Bell[8]; 5. 11A-Andrew Felker[4]; 6. 26-Chance Crum[6]; 7. 83-Dominic Gorden[7]; 8. 22-Curtis Jones[2].

Auto Meter Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 71E-Mariah Ede[1]; 2. 84-Jade Avedisian[6]; 3. 32-Trey Marcham[4]; 4. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[7]; 5. 71-Kaylee Bryson[5]; 6. 21K-Karter Sarff[2]; 7. 17-Tanner Berryhill[3].

Up next for the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues will be the final night of the Ninth Annual Turnpike Challenge presented by Super Clean at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 26.

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Christopher Bell Claims Victory at Port City Raceway POWRi Season Opener

Belleville, IL. (3/24/22) Christopher Bell would lead every lap of the 2022 season opener to earn his thirtieth career feature victory within Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget League competition by checking into the Port City Raceway winners circle and kicking off the Ninth Annual Turnpike Challenge presented by Super Clean, in exciting wheel-to-wheel battling fashion.

Packing the pits with an outstanding field of twenty-six entrants, Kaylee Bryson would clock in the quickest hot-lap time with a 9.881-second lap during their session. Cannon McIntosh, Bryant Weideman, and Kaylee Bryson would all earn heat racing wins as Christopher Bell notched the night's high-point qualifier accolade and pole-starting spot for the thirty-lap feature event with Weideman lining up to his right.

Launching on the initial laps would find Bell flying out to a solid lead with Weideman and third-starting Bryson in hot pursuit during the opening stages of a highly contested main event. With laps ticking away rapidly action throughout the field would be aplenty with drivers jockeying for positions in every corner.

Weaving through back-battling traffic, Christopher Bell would put on a dazzling display of driving perfection while proving his prowess at Port City Raceway within POWRi racing by withstanding late-race restarts to claim his thirtieth career feature victory to pull even with Bryan Clauson for second all-time on the career win-count and only four wins behind the all-time leader Brad Loyet.

“These mid-week races are a lot of fun; I can’t say enough great things about this team behind me and how they gave me the car to beat tonight, said a victorious Bell in victory lane. “I’ve been stuck on win twenty-nine for a few years now and it feels really good to finally get win number thirty; hopefully it will be less time for the next one, who knows maybe tomorrow night at I-44 Riverside” added a celebratory Christopher.

Late race dramatics would come into play behind the winner as the defending POWRi National Midget Champion Bryant Weideman would stay within striking distance to finish runner-up with Mitchel Moles grabbing the final podium placement for third. Dominic Gordon and Jonathan Beason would both race spiritly all event with Gordon placing fourth and Beason rounding out the top-five finishers.

Port City Raceway | Turnpike Challenge Night 1 | 3/24/22: Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 71-Kaylee Bryson (9.881) Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1 Winner: 08-Cannon McIntosh MVT Services Heat Race 2 Winner: 01-Bryant Weideman Auto Meter Heat Race 3 Winner: 71-Kaylee Bryson Max Papis Innovations High Point Qualifier: 67-Christopher Bell Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 87-Jace Park (+6) Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 67-Christopher Bell

Lucas Oil A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 67-Christopher Bell[1]; 2. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[2]; 3. 89-Mitchel Moles[4]; 4. 83-Dominic Gorden[8]; 5. 8J-Jonathan Beason[10]; 6. 25K-Taylor Reimer[7]; 7. 26-Chance Crum[9]; 8. 71-Kaylee Bryson[3]; 9. 08-Cannon McIntosh[6]; 10. 97-Brenham Crouch[11]; 11. 32-Trey Marcham[16]; 12. 00-Ryan Timms[15]; 13. 87-Jace Park[19]; 14. 60M-Zac Millikin[12]; 15. 84-Jade Avedisian[18]; 16. 71E-Mariah Ede[14]; 17. 44-Branigan Roark[17]; 18. 40-Chase McDermand[13]; 19. 14E-Hank Davis[21]; 20. 21-Emilio Hoover[22]; 21. 17B-Austin Barnhill[20]; 22. 17-Tanner Berryhill[5]

Super Clean B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 44-Branigan Roark[1]; 2. 84-Jade Avedisian[8]; 3. 87-Jace Park[6]; 4. 17B-Austin Barnhill[4]; 5. 14E-Hank Davis[5]; 6. 21-Emilio Hoover[9]; 7. 7U-Kyle Jones[2]; 8. 22-Curtis Jones[10]; 9. 15-Gavin Stout[7]; 10. 21K-Karter Sarff[3]

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh[1]; 2. 26-Chance Crum[3]; 3. 17-Tanner Berryhill[6]; 4. 25K-Taylor Reimer[8]; 5. 71E-Mariah Ede[7]; 6. 44-Branigan Roark[5]; 7. 17B-Austin Barnhill[4]; 8. 21K-Karter Sarff[9]; 9. 22-Curtis Jones[2]

MVT Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[4]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason[2]; 3. 40-Chase McDermand[1]; 4. 83-Dominic Gorden[8]; 5. 97-Brenham Crouch[9]; 6. 00-Ryan Timms[7]; 7. 14E-Hank Davis[3]; 8. 15-Gavin Stout[5]; 9. 21-Emilio Hoover[6]

Auto Meter Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 71-Kaylee Bryson[4]; 2. 67-Christopher Bell[7]; 3. 89-Mitchel Moles[8]; 4. 60M-Zac Millikin[6]; 5. 32-Trey Marcham[3]; 6. 7U-Kyle Jones[5]; 7. 87-Jace Park[1]; 8. 84-Jade Avedisian[2]

Up next for the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues will be the final two days of the Ninth Annual Turnpike Challenge presented by Super Clean at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 25-26.

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Pestka Claims Eureka Series while McHugh Dominates at Sungold Stadium

Daniel Pestka rewarded the entire Stark Racing Team for their season long toil with a well-deserved maiden Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series Championship at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.
Pestka’s 14th place finish in a bruising A-Main was enough to maintain his points lead on a night where the 2022 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion Lockie McHugh again set Sungold Stadium alight.

Quick Time in his qualifying groups with a one lap pass of 10.410- only marginally outside the overall quickest qualifier of the night Jamie Veal 10.396 – then produced arguably the drive of the night in his heat race to win from position six before leading for all bar two laps of the A-Main to record another A-Main win, this time at the wheel of Domain Ramsay’s V2 entry.

In the C & H Trucking Sprintcars Limited Series, it was Domain’s car again in Victory Lane, this time with Jack Lee at the wheel with the General saluting from Scott Enderl and Travis Millar.

The exciting Street Stock Go Switch Go event, which sees drivers take on Sungold Stadium for 15 laps in a clockwise direction before a yellow flag flies and the final 15 laps are completed in an anti-clockwise direction saw the AX16 of Ricky Cornwell come from the tail to win in exciting fashion from Morris Ahearn and Steven Watts.

The quick results of the nights program are as follows:

Sprintcars:

Time Trial Group One:
1. A1 Jamie Veal 10.396; 2. V68 Brett Milburn 10.631; 3. S81 Luke Dillon 10.751; 4. V98 Peter Doukas 10.754; 5. VA12 Mark Carlin 11.062; 6. V71 Marcus Green 11.242; 7. NT25 Kale Quinlan VA33 8. Warrick Taylor 11.400; 9. VA11 Phil Micallef 11.936.

Time Trial Group Two:
1. V2 Lachlan McHugh 10.410; 2. V90 Corey McCullagh 10.563; 3. VA36 Ashley Cook 10.577; 4. V48 Adam King 10.891; 5. V44 Tim Van Ginneken 10.906; 6. V64 David Aldersley 11.052; 7. V95 Ryan Davis 11.229; 8. V32 Stephen Spark 11,867; 9. VA73 Matt Swan No Time Taken.

Time Trial Group Three:
1. V37 Grant Anderson 10.505; 2. V72 Jake Smith 10.701; 3. S97 David Murcott 10.771; 4. NT27 Will Carroll 10.983; 5. Q33 Callum Walker 11.004; 6. T7 Tim Hutchins 10.910 (timed out of order so couldn’t qualify any higher than 6th); 7. V75 Mitchell Smith 11.043; 8. V28 Andrew Hughes 11.159; 9. V57 Troy Hose 11.299; 10. V81 Robbie Paton 11.302.

Time Trial Group Four:
1. V25 Jack Lee 11.824; 2. S27 Daniel Pestka 10.849; 3. D7 Matthew Reed 10.853; 4. S20 Glen Sutherland 10.883; 5. V27 Ross Jarred 11.012; 6. V3 Darren Mollenoyux 11.083; 7. VA81 Rhys Baxter 11.118; 8. VA74 David Donegan 11.526; 9. V30 Michael Coad 11.717; 10. V63 Kevin Reeves 11.861.

Heat One: 1st V71 Marcus Green; 2nd V98 Peter Doukas; 3rd A1 Jamie Veal; 4th V68 Brett Milburn; 5th S81 Luke Dillon.

Heat Two: 1st V2 Lachlan McHugh; 2nd V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 3rd V90 Corey McCullagh; 4th V48 Adam King; 5th V64 David Aldersley.

Heat Three: 1st T7 Tim Hutchins; 2nd S97 David Murcott; 3rd Q33 Callum Walker; 4th V72 Jacob Smith; 5th V37 Grant Anderson.

Heat Four: 1st V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 2nd D7 Matthew Reed; 3rd V25 Jack Lee; 4th V27 Ross Jarred; 5th S20 Glen Sutherland.

Sprintcar C-Main 10 laps (Top 4 Transfer to A-Main): 1st VA81 Rhys Baxter; 2nd V95 Ryan Davis; 3rd NT25 Kale Quinlan; 4th VA75 David Donegan; 5th V28 Andrew Hughes; 6th V75 Mitchell Smith; 7th V30 Michael Coad; 8th V32 Stephen Spark; 9th VA11 Phil Micallef; 10th VA33 Warrick Taylor; 11th VA73 Matt Swan; 12th V57 Troy Hose; 13th V81 Robbie Paton.

Sprintcar B-Main 15 laps (Top 6 Transfer to A-Main): 1st S27 Daniel Pestka; 2nd V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 3rd S81 Luke Dillon; 4th S20 Glen Sutherland; 5th Q33 Callum Walker; 6th V48 Adam King; 7th VA36 Ashley Cook; 8th V27 Ross Jarred; 9th V95 Ryan Davis; 10th NT27 Will Carroll; 11th VA81 Rhys Baxter; 12th NT25 Kale Quinlan; 13th VA75 David Donegan; 14th V64 David Aldersley; 15th V71 Marcus Green; 16th VA12 Mark Carlin.

Sprintcar A-Main (30 laps No Time): 1st V2 Lachlan McHugh; 2nd A1 Jamie Veal; 3rd V25 Jack Lee; 4th S97 David Murcott; 5th S81 Luke Dillon; 6th V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 7th V68 Brett Milburn; 8th V72 Jacob Smith; 9th V98 Peter Doukas; 10th T7 Tim Hutchins; 11th Q33 Callum Walker; 12th S20 Glen Sutherland; 13th V48 Adam King; 14th S27 Daniel Pestka; 15th V37 Grant Anderson; 16th D7 Matthew Reed; 17th V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 18th V90 Corey McCullagh.

(Start Order: 1. V2; 2. A1; 3. V25; 4. V90; 5. S97; 6. D7; 7. V37; 8. V68; 9. V72; 10. V98; 11. T7; 12. V3; 13. S27; 14. V44; 15. S81; 16.S20; 17. Q33; 18. V48.

Lap Leaders: 1-24 V2 Lachlan McHugh; 25-26 A1 Jamie Veal; 27-30 V2 Lachlan McHugh

Sprintcars Limited Series:

Heat One: 1st V88 Stephen Bell; 2nd V24 Ken Baynes; 3rd V86 Justin Barton; 4th V10 Steven Loader; 5th VA48 Shane Stevens.

Heat Two: 1st V18 Christopher Temby; 2nd V93 Travis Millar; 3rd V19 Sam Wren; 4th VA71 Andy Hibbert; 5th S11 Scott Enderl.

Heat Three: 1st VA37 Darryl Atkinson; 2nd VA2 Jack Lee; 3rd V21 Ben Micallef; 4th V17 Denis Jones; 5th VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen.

Heat Four: 1st VA8 Steven Horton; 2nd V93 Travis Millar; 3rd V18 Christopher Temby; 4th VA48 Shane Stevens; 5th V49 Shaun Lyness.

Heat Five: 1st V10 Steven Loader; 2nd VA18 Mitch Sutej; 3rd V86 Justin Barton; 4th VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen; 5th VA98 Shane Steenholdt.

Heat Six: 1st S11 Scott Enderl; 2nd V17 Dennis Jones; 3rd VA97 David Donegan; 4th VA2 Jack Lee; 5th VA71 Andy Hibbert.

B-Main (12 laps 6 to Transfer): 1st VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen; 2nd V88 Stephen Bell; 3rd VA48 Shane Stevens; 4th VA98 Shane Steenholdt; 5th VA71 Andy Hibbert; 6th VA18 Mitchel Sutej; 7th V21 Ben Micallef; 8th VA49 Shaun Lyness; 9th VA31 Graham Payne; 10th V77 Brayden Parr; 11th VA59 Kyle Mayson.

A-Main (25 laps): 1st VA2 Jack Lee; 2nd S11 Scott Enderl; 3rd V93 Travis Millar; 4th V10 Steven Loader; 5th V17 Dennis Jones; 6th V86 Justin Barton; 7th V19 Sam Wren; 8th VA71 Andy Hibbert; 9th VA8 Steven Horton; 10th V24 Ken Baynes; 11th VA48 Shane Stevens; 12th VA18 Mitch Sutej; 13th V88 Stephen Bell; 14th VA97 David Donegan; 15th V18 Christopher Temby; 16th VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen; 17th VA98 Shane Steenholdt; 18th VA37 Darryl Atkinson.

Street Stocks:

Heat One: 1st SA48 Scott Merrett; 2nd RDL49 Dean Jenkins; 3rd AX94 Tyler Barton; 4th P89 Stefan Clark; 5th W25 Jamie Crutchley.

Heat Two: 1st SA32 Steven Gartner; 2nd MDA4 Morris Ahearn; 3rd RDL0 Mick Dann; 4th RDL27 Jason De Goldi; 5th AX15 Ricky Cornwell.

Heat Three: 1st SA48 Scott Merrett; 2nd RDL49 Dean Jenkins; 3rd AX94 Tyler Barton; 4th W42 Chris Hay; 5th W25 Jamie Crutchley.

Heat Four: 1st B55 Aaron White; 2nd MDA4 Morris Ahearn; 3rd RDL27 Jason De Goldi; 4th RDL18 Scott Secombe; 5th AX16 Scott Cornwell.

A-Main (15 laps + 15 Laps): 1. AX16 Ricky Cornwell; 2. MDA4 Morris Ahearn; 3. W5 Steven Watts ; 4. SA48 Scott Merrett; 5. RDL18 Scott Secombe; 6. AX94 Tyler Barton; 7. RDL27 Jason DeGoldi; 8. W25 Jamie Crutchley; 9. NY44 Ricky Ahearn; 10. NY84 Bradley Dickson; 11. SW41 Jack Jordan; 12. HA57 Troy Hose; 13. RDL99 Steven Brooks; 14. W42 Chris Hay; 15. RDL77 Mel Crutchley; 16. G29 Ashley Fox; DNF: SA32 Steven Gartner; RDL0 Mick Dann; B55 Aaron White; L14 Jarred Wilkinson; RDL49 Dean Jenkins.

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Saturday April 2 and will feature the SRA Triple Crown Series for 360 Sprintcars, Wingless Sprints and the Super Rod Cup.

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

Tickets are available on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au

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Jones Back In Murray Bridge Victory Lane

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

The final round of the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway Sprintcar Track Championship proved to be a torrid event on Saturday night with only seven of the initial sixteen starters making it the chequered flag. The night was plagued with mechanical issues, controversial decisions and several crashes but when the 30 laps were done it was local racer Ryan Jones who crossed the line first ahead of Daniel Pestka and Luke Dillon.

After initially trailing early race leader David Murcott, Jones took the lead after Murcott rolled in turn four after being caught up with the slower car of Ricky Maiolo, who had hit the turn four wall. Murcott was the next car on the scene and rolled trying to avoid the incident. Jones who was following was also involved in the crash but was able to restart at the front of the field with a damaged front wing.

“I don’t think I have won a 410 race here for a couple of years, I think it was when we slid by Veal to win a round of the USC, so it’s good to finally get that off my back. When I crashed into Dave (Murcott) I was really worried for him because of where I hit the cage, so I glad to find out he was ok.

My guys worked really hard tonight, and we were working on this car all week to get ready. I can’t thank Darryl and Val Wright enough, as they have been instrumental in my Sprintcar career, so it’s great to repay them with a win at a track that they have thrown so much support behind” added Ryan following the main event.

Jones wasn’t the only podium finisher who was involved in a racing incident as both Pestka, and Dillon also had their dramas. For Luke Dillon his issues started before the yellow lights went out as Lisa Walker spun in turn four before the cars formed up with Dillon making contact with the #s4, ripping out the tail tank and ending Walker’s race before it began. With Dillon stopping on track, he dropped from the pole to the back of the field.

He was then involved with Brendan Quinn in the same part of the racetrack on lap 20 so the fact he managed to finish third was an outstanding result.

For Pestka, the runner-up position was a huge fight back after struggling in time trials, but he too was involved in a controversial moment as he tried a huge slider on Brad Keller in turn three as they battled for third, with Pestka’s #27 jumping over the left front of Keller’s Maxim forcing a premature end to Keller’s season. Pestka completed a full spin but was able to keep the car running and restarted from position three, behind Jones and Joel Heinrich.

While this was going on Max Vidau ran out of fuel, while running inside the top five, due to the number of roll around laps ending an impressive run. For Vidau it was first time he had been in the car since Boxing Day, and it will be final time for a while as he will now concentrate on his circuit racing career in his Porsche Cup car.

Once Vidau retired the final 10 laps were run with only seven cars left on the track with Heinrich, who held second for a portion of the race, finishing fourth after losing out to Dillon with two laps to go, while Victorian Todd Moule, Broken Hill’s Stacey Galliford and Mike Fox being the only other finishers.

Matt Egel, who was debuting a new car had teething issues with his new Cool all night, which included breaking the throttle linkage in his opening heat, retired early in the A-Main due to a rear bar failure.

Earlier Time Trials saw both Ryan Jones and Matt Egel set the identical time of 11.462 to pace the field while Dillon, Jones, Pestka and Murcott were the heat winners.

 

 

Ryan Bartlett Wins Syracuse Indoor Racing Series 2022 TQ Midget Season Finale at Syracuse

 Scott Kreutter Crowned As BELFOR Property Restoration Services Indoor Points Champion; Missy Bootes Makes History As First Ever Indoor Series Female Winner With Win In Champ Karts, Scott Neary wins Slingshot Features; Jon Keister takes Indoor Champ Kart title and Brett Bieber claims Indoor Slingshot Crown

SYRACUSE, NY MARCH 12, 2022 . . . Ryan Bartlett of Watertown, NY survived a late collision with challenger Andy Jankowiak then held off Anthony Sesely, who had been leading the feature until having a fuel line problem that forced him to make repairs, and Scott Kreutter earning the win in the 40 lap TQ Midget feature. With his third place finish Kreutter earned the 2022 Indoor Auto Racing Series TQ Midget championship.

“I came here this weekend thinking I would have been happy with a tenth place finish,” Bartlett quipped. “I have been running these races for a long time and have probably not qualified for the feature as often as made it. The car was good, the track was challenging.”

Bartlett and Jankowiak tangled with three laps left, with Jankowiak flipping, only to land back on his wheels and continue racing on the restart.

Kreutter, whose Indy Kart Raceway sponsored the night of racing, secured his first Series title. Kreutter noted that the trophy, the Ted Christopher Memorial Cup, was particularly meaningful to him since the car he drove was the same one Christopher drove to victory in his final Series race prior to his untimely passing.

Tommy Catalano and Joey Bailey completed the top five in the TQ 40-lap feature.

Missy Bootes of Carlisle, PA took advantage of a late race scramble that sent leader Dan Marsden into the outside wall and opened the door for her to pass Mike Perry for the lead half a lap into the resumption of the race to prevail. Bootes, a veteran Champ Kart racer, became the first female winner of an Indoor Auto Racing Series race.

Perry claimed second in the 20-lapper with Jon Keister third, Dan Kapusunski fourth and Logan Crisafulli fifth. Keister’s third place finish earned him the Indoor Auto Racing Series Champ Kart Series championship.

Scott Neary won the 20-lap Slingshot feature. Jared Silfee, Matt Mertz, Brett Bieber, and Bryan Preville completed the top five. Bieber, who had won both of the previous 2022 Series features, was crowned the 2022 Indoor Auto Racing Series Slingshot championship.

Four TQ Midget Qualifiers, each ten laps in length, and transferring the top two finishers to the A-Main, led off the night. Tyler Lindsay won the first over Tyler Wagner, Joey Bailey the second ahead of Matt Swanson, Bobby Holmes the third over Mike Christopher, Jr., and Bobby Holmes besting Jeremy Haudricourt in the fourth. The first three races ran non-stop; the fourth was slowed only twice by caution flags.

A 5-lap TQ Dash, among the nine drivers who had qualified for the first three rows in the lineup in Friday racing, was won by Tommy Catalano over Anthony Sesely and Shawn Nye.

A 12-lap Champ Kart B Main was won by James Shutts.

Matt Janisch, who crashed Friday night in the third TQ Midget Triple Twenty Qualifier, did not compete in the Saturday night program. Janisch is the car owner of the No. 48 TQ that was driven by Briggs Danner over the race weekend. He was, however, at the track spectating.

Indoor Auto Racing Series officials have announced 2023 tentative dates for the events in Allentown, PA (Jan. 6-7), Atlantic City (Jan. 27-28), and Syracuse (March, TBD).

TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Ryan Bartlett, 2. Anthony Sesely, 3. Scott Kreutter, 4. Tommy Catalano 5. Joey Bailey, 6. Andrew Nye, 7. Shawn Nye, 8. Joey Payne, 9. Tim Buckwalter, 10. Matt Roselli, 11. Jonathan Reid, 12.Matt Swanson, 13. Jeremy Haudricourt, 14. Briggs Danner, 15. Erick Rudolph, 16. Tyler Lindsay, 17. Trevor Catalano, 18. Andy Jankowiak, 19. Zack Bealer, 20. Ryan Tidman 21. Timmy Solomito, 22. Bobby Holmes, 23. Charlie Schultz, 24. Tyler Wagner.

Slingshot Feature (20 Laps): 1. Scott Neary, 2. Jared Silfee, 3. Matt Mertz, 4. Brett Bieber, 5. Ryan Preville, 6. Mike Lipicki, 7. Alex Reinsmith. 8. Cody Bleau, 9. Louden Reimert, 10. Mike Mora, 11. Ryan Raidline, 12. James Benz, 13. Cody Kline, 14. Brett Putnam. 15. Paul Hartwig, Jr., 16. Nick Fallis, 17. Brian Smith, 18. Tucker Jones, 19. Brock Pinkerous.

Champ Kart Feature (20 Laps): 1. Missy Bootes, 2. Mike Perry, 3. Jon Keister, 4. Dan Kapusunski, 5. Logan Crisafulli, 6. Chase Keister, 7. Dominic Roselli, 8. Sean Glennon, 9. Ron Midford, Jr., 10. James Stuitts, 12. Chris Natoli,13. Tyler Brown, 14. Ryan Root, 15. Dylan Dinsmoor, 16. Dustin Gagne, 17. TJ Reed, 18. Dan Marsden, 19. Anthony Colandro, 20. Doug Stearly.

 

 

CORY BROWN BECOMES THIRD WINNER OF 2022 WMR SEASON AT ADOBE

Glendale, Ariz. (March 12, 2022) – Peoria, Ariz.’s Cory Brown returned to Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction victory lane on Saturday night at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, becoming the third different winner of the season as well.

Brown’s win marked his first WMR triumph since April 10th of last year, also at his home Adobe Mountain Speedway.

Brown and Lonnie Oliver of Phoenix split the heat races. Brown shared the 25-lap feature front row with Phoenix’s Dale Eliason, Jr. Brown never relinquished the top spot over the non-stop feature, topping Eliason, Kyle Huttenhow of Surprise, Ariz., Oliver, and Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse.

Western Midget Racing now turns its attention to the Golden State with the first weekend of California action beckoning on April 1st and 2nd. The series will compete at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway before its inaugural jaunt at Marysville Raceway Park.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

March 12, 2022 – Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 29 Cory Brown; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 22 Lonnie Oliver

FEATURE (25 laps) – 1. 29 Cory Brown, 2. 74 Dale Eliason, Jr., 3. 57 Kyle Huttenhow, 4. 22 Lonnie Oliver, 5. 20 Kyle Hawse, 6. 33AZ Tyler High, 7. 3AZ Chloe High, 8. 55 Tyler Rodriguez

 

 

RYAN BARTLETT, BRIGGS DANNER AND TIM BUCKWALTER WIN SYRACUSE FRIDAY NIGHT INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES TRIPLE TWENTIES AS TRIO OF THRILLERS CAPTIVATE FANS. INDOOR SERIES 2022 FINALE READY TO GO ON SATURDAY NIGHT

SYRACUSE, NY MARCH 11, 2022 . . . Ryan Bartlett, Briggs Danner and Tim Buckwalter raced their way to victories Friday night in a trio of 20-lap TQ (Three Quarter) Midget Qualifiers. The top three finishers in each of the three races punched their tickets to the Saturday night finale.

Bartlett was trailed by Timmy Solomito and Anthony Sesely in the first Qualifier. Sesely and Andy Jankowiak, who had set a new track record in the ‘Fast Twelve Time Trials at 6.891 tangled while racing for the lead, with Sesely spinning and Jankowiak penalized for his role in the Sesely spin. Sesely returned to qualify, while Jankowiak missed making the cut from the Qualifier by one spot. The race was stopped several other times for minor mishaps.

Danner’s win in the second Qualifier came in a radically different race from the first in that it ran non-stop. Joey Bailey led most of the race but half spun off the fourth turn with a handful of laps left. Danner took the lead to win it with Tommy Catalano and Erick Rudolph placing second and third. Bailey was fourth.

Tim Buckwalter won the third Qualifier with a late race pass of Shawn Nye who had led most race. Scott Kreutter was second with Nye falling to third at the finish. The race was red flagged for a spectacular crash involving Matt Janisch, who caught a wheel of another competitor while driving off turn two. His car was launched into the air, flipping spectacularly before coming to rest upside down. Janisch was able to step from his car after a few moments, was conscious, and walked from the accident scene. He was later transported to an area hospital for observation.

TQ heat winners, which established the running order for the Triple Twenties Qualifiers, were won by Bartlett, Mike Christopher, Jr. and Matt Janisch.

Champ Kart heat race winners were TJ Reed, Tyler Brown, and Jon Keister. Slingshot heat race winners were Brett Bieber, Jared Silfee and Bryan Preville.

Day Two of the indoor Auto Racing Series Syracuse Exposition Center event on Saturday night will feature TQ Qualifiers, Champ Kart and Slingshot B Mains, a TQ Dash for the nine Friday Night Qualifiers to set the starting field order for the first three rows of the A-Main feature which will run for 40 laps.

First Triple 20 Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Ryan Bartlett, 2. Timmy Solomito, 3. Anthony Sesely, 4. Andy Jankowiak, 5. Matt Roselli, 6. Kyle Herve, 7. Jeremy Haudricourt, 8. Kyle Hutchinson, 9. Doug Stearly, 10. Tyler Lindsay, 11. Charlie Schultz, 12. Matt Swanson, 13. Christopher Hirt, 14. Cory DiMatteo, 15. Bob Reis.

Second Triple 20 Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Briggs Danner, 2. Tommy Catalano, 3. Erick Rudolph, 4. Joey Bailey, 5. Jonathan Reid, 6. Ryan Susice, 7. Bobby Holmes, 8. Mike Bednar, 9. Zach Bealer, 10. Cory Grenzy, 11. Mike Christpher Jr., 12. Trevor Catalano, 13. Derek Robbie, 14. Matthew Galko, 15. Grant Valker.

Third Triple 20 Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Tim Buckwalter, 2. Scott Kreutter, 3. Shawn Nye, 4. Andrew Nye, 5. Kyle Inman, 6. Ryan Tidman, 7. Tim Iulg, 8. Stephen Kemery, 9. Joey Payne, 10. Tyler Wagner, 11. Matt Janisch, 12. Rob Schultz, 13. Otto Sitterly, 14. Bruce Leote, 15. Shea Wills.

 

SCOTT KREUTTER, ANDY JANKOWIAK, MATT JANISCH, BRIGGS DANNER AND JOEY BAILY ARE FIVE FASTEST TQ MIDGET DRIVERS IN FRIDAY AFTERNOON SYRACUSE PRACTICE, QUALIFYING TRIPLE TWENTIES TONIGHT

SYRACUSE, NY MARCH 11, 2022 . . . New Yorkers Scott Kreutter and Andy Jankowiak were the two fastest TQ Midget drivers during a three-hour practice session Friday afternoon from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM for the Indoor Auto Racing Series events this weekend at the Syracuse Exposition Center in Syracuse, NY. Pennsylvanians Matt Janisch and Briggs Danner were third and fourth quickest followed by ‘Jersey Boy’ Joey Bailey.

The fast five were among 45 TQ Midgets that took to the track Friday afternoon. The top 34 TQs were within half a second of one another in time.

Just one incident slowed the action. New Englander Derek Robbie flipped in the final session without injury and without major visible damage to his No. 34 TQ. Another driver, Andrew Nye, was unable to extend practice beyond the first session after blowing an engine. His crew worked feverishly to replace the powerplant.

Thirty Champ Karts and 19 Slingshots were also on the track Friday afternoon for practice.

The tune-up sessions preceded Friday night TQ group time trials sponsored by Indy Kart Raceway, Oswego Speedway, and Circle T Enterprises Ready Mix Division. The main events of Friday are the Triple 20 TQ Qualifiers from which the top three finishers qualify for the A-Main Saturday night. TQ Midgets, Champ Karts, and Slingshot heat races are also planned for Friday night.

Saturday night’s events include TQ Qualifiers, Champ Kart and Slingshot B-Mains that will complete the qualifiers for the 20-lap Champ Kart and 20-lap Slingshot A-Mains.

It all sets the stage for the 40-lap TQ Midget main which will culminate with the crowning of the 2022 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels Presented By BELFOR Property Restoration champions. Tim Buckwalter leads the TQ standings heading into the Saturday night finale with Matt Janisch, Briggs Danner and Andy Jankowiak all in title contention.

Tickets are still available for both nights of racing from the Syracuse Expo Center box office. Gates open at 6:00 PM Friday and 5:30 PM Saturday. Ticket holders who arrive early either night may enjoy FAN FEST, the opportunity to step onto the track to visit the racers, get autographs and pose for pictures.

For more information about the Syracuse Indoor Race, visit indoorautoracing.com.

 

 

Nebraska’s Drueke wins first career OCRS Sprint feature

By John Rittenoure

MEEKER, Okla. (March 5) – Tyler Drueke traveled a long ways to race his IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car on Saturday. But the trip was worth it.

The Eagle, Neb., resident took the lead with 10 laps remaining and went on to win his first career AmeriFlex Oil Capital Racing Series feature during the second day of the Spring Nationals at Red Dirt Raceway.

After a restart on lap 18, Drueke saw his chance to pass Blake Edwards and Sheldon Barksdale for the lead and never looked back.

“I just went around on the outside,” Drueke said of his pass of the two for the lead.

It was heartbreak for Barksdale who started on the pole and led from the opening lap. Edwards and Rees Moran gave chase and the trio stayed 1-2-3 ‘til the yellow waved on lap 18. Edwards shot around Barksdale for the lead on lap 20 then quickly gave way to Drueke on lap 21. Barksdale fell to fourth.

“I was leading those laps and was trying to keep my momentum up and count down the laps but had a little stumble in my motor,” Barksdale said of losing the lead. “The late caution kind of hurt us. If we had not had that caution I felt like we could have kept on maintaining.

“That got me a little tight and the 17e car (Edwards) slid me down in turn three and that kind of stacked me up. I tried to cross him over, but it did not play out at the end.”

Still, Barksdale was happy with his overall run.

“We got the motor running better after Friday night and tweaked on the car a little bit and were rolling around the race track a lot better,” explained Barksdale. “We have been struggling here in the last day or so, it was good to have a good run.

“Even though we did not win it, was still a good run from last (Friday) night.”

In the final laps Moran drove around Edwards to finish second. Edwards was third, followed by Barksdale and Danny Wood in fifth.

Feature results – 1. Tyler Drueke; 2. Rees Moran; 3. Blake Edwards; 4. Sheldon Barksdale; 5. Danny Wood; 6. Chris Kelly; 7. Steven Shebester; 8. Joe Bob Lee; 9. Joe Wood Jr.; 10. Tanner Conn; 11. Whit Gastineau; 12. Terry Easum; 13. Austin Shores; 14. Cameron Hagin; 15. Shane Sundquist; 16. Brandon Jennings; 17. Elizabeth Phillips; 18. Bradley Fezard; 19. Noah Harris; 20. Dean Drake Jr.

 

 

Shebester wins OCRS season opener

By John Rittenoure

MEEKER, Okla. (March 4) – Steven Shebester led start to finish in Friday’s AmeriFlex Oil Capital Racing Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car season opener at Red Dirt Raceway, but the 25-lap distance was more grueling then Shebester expected.

“It was getting a little tough toward the end,” Shebester said about going the distance on opening day of the Red Dirt Raceway Spring Nationals. “Being the first race of the season, I got a little wore out. I need to get back into race shape.”

Part of the problem stemmed a fast tacky track that made for a very competitive field.

“The track was good,” Shebester said. “I came up on lapped traffic about 15 laps in and they were fast. Everyone was fast. It was good everywhere. You could move around a little bit. On top you could get that momentum going and just rip it.”

The race almost went green to checkered until the yellow waved with about seven laps remaining for a turn four spin.

“I hated to see that yellow come out and let Tanner (Conn) right behind me again,” Shebester said. “I just held on to it.”

Conn came from fourth to second but could not run down Shebester. Whit Gastineau started fifth and settled for third, pole sitter Jordan Knight fell to fourth and Nebraska driver Tyler Drueke rounded out the top five.

Feature results – 1. Steven Shebester; 2. Tanner Conn; 3. Whit Gastineau; 4. Jordan Knight; 5. Tyler Drueke; 6. Noah Harris; 7. Blake Edwards; 8. Joe Bob Lee; 9. Terry Easum; 10. Rees Moran; 11. Danny Wood; 12. Chris Kelly; 13. Johnny Kent; 14. Elizabeth Phillips; 15. Cameron Hagin; 16. Dillon Laden; 17. Shane Sundquist; 18. Tyler Knight; 19. Danny Smith; 20. Casey Wills.

 

 

Gardner Crowned I-30’s Wingless Short Track Nationals King in Thriller!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 5, 2022) – I-30 Speedway’s Second Annual Wingless Short Track Nationals presented by KNP Painting lived up to all expectations and then some, with local ace Cody Gardner prevailing with a last-lap pass to take the $5,000 victory atop the high-banked, 1/4-mile clay oval in Saturday night’s 30-lap event finale.

After surrendering the point to Illinois shoe Shane Cockrum on the 22nd circuit, the duo exchanged sliders in the closing circuits with Benton’s Gardner earning a popular win among the hometown crowd in the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Sprint Car Series sanctioned event aboard the Tiny’s Trucking Service/Brewer Trucking/Fitz Service Corporation No. g6 360-ci powered Sprint Car.

“This is pretty awesome, we never do this wingless stuff,” Gardner explained afterward. “We were pretty decent last year, that’s the only reason we decided to give it another try. Maybe we need to do more of this kind of stuff.”

While Gardner gridded the feature field inside the third row, it was Cockrum leading the way to the green flag after accumulating the most points in Friday’s preliminary event and Saturday’s heat race action.

But after leading the way into the first corner, it was Friday night winner Justin Zimmerman battling into the lead from second to pace the opening pair of laps.

Fourth-starter Kory Schudy of Battlefield, MO, entered the mix from fourth, working the low side to battle into the lead on the third round and held off the duo of Zimmerman and Cockrum until Zimmerman looped it into the infield on the back stretch without stopping on the fifth round and fell back to 13th before charging back into action.

With Zimmerman out of the lead picture for the moment, Gardner was working the topside of the track and traded the runner-up slot a pair of times with Cockrum before securing the position prior to a caution after nine laps when Zach Pringle slid to a stop in turn one.

Gardner wasted no time rallying past Schudy on the 11th round and following one final caution for a disabled car in turn four, the battle was on for the final 19 circuits.

Cockrum kept the pressure on and finally slid into and past Gardner in turn two on the 22nd lap. Gardner worked to close the gap and when Cockrum bobbled exiting turn four with just two laps to go, the door was open.

Gardner slid past Cockrum in turns one and two on the white flag lap, only to have Cockrum counter the move. Gardner gave it one last charge in the same corner on the final lap and when Cockrum got loose trying to counter, it was enough for Gardner to slip away to a 0.612-second victory.

While Gardner and Cockrum slipped away from the field for their own personal battle, Zimmerman sliced through the pack to salvage a third-place finish after his early excursion through the infield.

Schudy settled for fourth at the stripe with Anthony Nicholson advancing a half-dozen positions to round out the top five.

Riley Kreisel rallied from 16th to sixth with 14-year-old Landon Crawley, 15th-starter Caden McCreary, Paul White and Reece Wommack completing the top ten.

Kreisel, Gardner, Cockrum and Crawley topped Saturday night’s heat races with points added to Friday’s preliminary total to establish the feature lineups.

Second Annual Wingless Short Track Nationals presented by KNP Painting Championship Finale Results

Saturday - March 5, 2022

Heat Races (Top 14 in Combined Friday Night Points and Saturday Heat Finishing/Passing Points Advance to “A” Main, balance to “B” Main):

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 91k-Riley Kreisel (3), 2. 52-J.D. Fry (2), 3. 28-Kory Schudy (4), 4. #1-Justin Zimmerman (8), 5. 04-Kyle Jones (1), 6. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (5), 7. 12m-Greg Merritt (6).

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. G6-Cody Gardner (2), 2. 80-Josh Hawkins (1), 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson 97), 4. 13-Chase Howard (5), 5. 19-Jason Long (6), 6. 73-Josh Baker (3), 7. 38-Rick Pringle (4).

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 66-Shane Cockrum (3), 2. 91p-Zach Pringle (6), 3. 33-Reece Wommack (2), 4. 44c-Cody Price (4), 5. 21ks-Kobe Simpson (5), 6. 47ak-Knick Stewart (1), 7. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (DNS).

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 187-Landon Crawley (2), 2. 48-Caden McCreary (1), 3. 31-Mason Smith (3), 4. 1-Paul White (5), 5. 11a-Blake Jenkins (6), 6. 63-Chris Williams (4).

“B” Feature – Top 6 Advance to “A:

“B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 48-Caden McCreary (2), 2. 91k-Riley Kreisel (8), 3. 04-Kyle Jones (1), 4. 13-Chase Howard (3), 5. 52-J.D. Fry (5), 6. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (10), 7. 80-Josh Hawkins (9), 8. 47ak-Knick Stewart (4), 9. 12m-Greg Merritt (7), 10. 63-Chris Williams (6), 11. 73-Josh Baker (12), 12. 38-Rick Pringle (11), 13. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (DNS).

“A” Feature

A Feature (30 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. G6-Cody Gardner (5), 2. 66-Shane Cockrum (1), 3. #1-Justin Zimmerman (2), 4. 28-Kory Schudy (4), 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson (11), 6. 91k-Riley Kreisel (16), 7. 187-Landon Crawley (3), 8. 48-Caden McCreary (15), 9. 1-Paul White (6), 10. 33-Reece Wommack (12), 11. 31-Mason Smith (8), 12. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (20), 13. 21ks-Kobe Simpson (10), 14. 44c-Cody Price (14), 15. 91p-Zach Pringle (7), 16. 19-Jason Long (13), 17. 13-Chase Howard (18), 18. 52-J.D. Fry (19), 19. 11a-Blake Jenkins (9), 20. 04-Kyle Jones (17).

Lap Leaders: Justin Zimmerman 1-2, Kory Schudy 3-10, Cody Gardner 11-21, Shane Cockrum 22-29, Gardner 30.

 

 

 

 

 

Zimmerman Wins I-30 Speedway’s Wingless STN Prelim Again!

                                                                                                            

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 4, 2022) – For the second year in a row, Athens, Texas’ Justin Zimmerman found himself in preliminary night victory lane at I-30 Speedway’s Second Annual Wingless Short Track Nationals presented by KNP Painting.

 

This time, Zimmerman slipped underneath early race leader Landon Crawley on a lap four restart and then fought off several strong bids from Shane Cockrum over the remaining distance to take the $1,000 winner’s share in Friday's Second Annual Wingless STN 20-lap preliminary feature.

 

While Zimmerman gridded the feature field fifth, Jason Long led the way to the green flag with outside pole starter Crawley gunning into the early lead as Zimmerman made his way to second on the opening circuit.

 

After Long spun to a stop on the frontstretch with three laps in the books, Zimmerman wasted little time pouncing on Crawley to take command on the restart.  Cockrum followed suit a lap later and pressured Zimmerman the rest of the way, even sliding in front of Zimmerman once but to no avail as the reigning ASCS Elite Non-Wing Sprint Car champion countered in short order.

 

After three interruptions in the opening ten rounds including a lap ten red flag for a Blake Jenkins flip in turn three that also collected Long and Chase Howard, Zimmerman held steady the rest of the way to secure the win.

 

Cockrum of Benton, IL, settled for runner-up honors with the young Crawley filling out the podium in third.

 

Reigning USAC Midwest Sprint Car champion Kory Schudy crossed the stripe fourth with Cody Gardner advancing a handful of positions to round out the top five.

 

Paul White was sixth with 16th-starter Kyle Jones,  Kobe Simpson, 17th-starter Anthony Nicholson and Cody Price completing the top ten.

 

Cockrum, Zimmerman, Schudy and Crawley topped heat race action for the 31-car field with Zach Pringle best in the 12-lap “B” Main.

 

The third heat race was slowed by a pair of red flags.  The first occurred after three laps when Derek Hagar took a tumble in turn three.  On the ensuing restart, Jason Howell and Chase Parson made contact exiting turn two while battling for second with both flipping violently down the backstretch as a result.  There were no injuries.

 

The Second Annual Wingless Short Track Nationals presented by KNP Painting at I-30 Speedway concludes with Saturday night’s $5,000-to-win championship card with the Factory Stocks in action as well.

 

General admission is just $20.  Pit passes are $30.

 

Second Annual Wingless Short Track Nationals presented by KNP Painting Preliminary Results

 

Friday – March 4, 2022

 

Heat Races (Top 14 in Finishing/Passing Points Advance to “A” Main, balance to two “B” Mains):

 

First Heat (8 Laps):  1. 66-Shane Cockrum (8), 2. 1-Paul White (2), 3. G6-Cody Gardner (4), 4. 13-Chase Howard (3), 5. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (7), 6. 80-Josh Hawkins (1), 7. 38-Rick Pringle (5), 8. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (6).

 

Second Heat (8 Laps):  1. #1-Justin Zimmerman (4), 2. 11a-Blake Jenkins (6), 3. 44c-Cody Price (3), 4. 91p-Zach Pringle (5), 5. 63-Chris Williams (8), 6. 52-J.D. Fry (2), 7. 16-Anthony Nicholson (7), 8. 73-Josh Baker (1).

 

Third Heat (8 Laps):  1. 28-Kory Schudy (4), 2. 31-Mason Smith (3), 3. 19-Jason Long (6), 4. 12m-Greg Merritt (2), 5. 47ak-Knick Stewart (8), 6. 57-Chase Parson (1), 7. 72-Jason Howell (7), 8. 9jr-Derek Hagar (5).

 

Fourth Heat (8 Laps):  1. 187-Landon Crawley (2), 2. 21ks-Kobe Simpson (1), 3. 33-Reece Wommack, 4. 04-Kyle Jones (5), 5. 48-Caden McCreary (4), 6. 91k-Riley Kreisel (DNS), 7. 7h-Brett Holland (DNS).

 

“B” Feature – Top 6 Advance to “A:

                                                                   

“B” Feature (12 Laps):  1. 91p-Zach Pringle (1), 2. 04-Kyle Jones (2), 3. 13-Chase Howard (4), 4. 48-Caden McCreary (6), 5. 16-Anthonhy Nicholson (8), 6. 12m-Greg Merritt (5), 7. 52-J.D. Fry (7), 8. 38-Rick Pringle (10), 9. 91k-Riley Kreisel (13), 10. 73-Josh Baker (12), 11. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (11), 12. 80-Josh Hawkins (9), 13. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (3), 14. 72-Jason Howell (DNS), 15. 57-Chase Parson (DNS), 16. 9jr-Derek Hagar (DNS), 17. 7h-Brett Holland (DNS).

 

“A” Feature

 

A Feature (20 Laps – Starting position in parentheses):  1. #1-Justin Zimmerman (5), 2. 66-Shane Cockrum (6), 3. 187-Landon Crawley (2), 4. 28-Kory Schudy (4), 5. G6-Cody Gardner (10), 6. 1-Paul White (8), 7. 04-Kyle Jones (16), 8. 21ks-Kobe Simpson (9), 9. 16-Anthony Nicholson (17), 10. 44c-Cody Price (11), 11. 31-Mason Smith (7), 12. 33-Reece Wommack (14), 13. 48-Caden McCreary (18), 14. 12m-Greg Merritt (19), 15. 47ak-Knick Smith (12), 16. 19-Jason Long (1), 17. 91p-Zach Pringle (13), 18. 11a-Blake Jenkins (3), 19. 13-Chase Howard (15), 20. 63-Chris Williams (DNS).

 

Lap Leaders:  Landon Crawley 1-3, Justin Zimmerman 4-20.

 

Event Points (Saturday Heat Race Passing Points will be added to Friday total to set Saturday feature lineups):

 

Rank

##

Name

Heat

Featuere

Total Points

1

66

Shane Cockrum

135.0

95

230.0

2

#1

Justin Zimmerman

115.0

100

215.0

3

28

Kory Schudy (Battlefield, MO)

115.0

88

203.0

4

187

Landon Crawley

105.0

91

196.0

5

g6

Cody Gardner (Benton, AR)

91.0

85

176.0

6

1

Paul White (Waco, TX)

93.0

82

175.0

7

21ks

Kobe Simpson (Bonham, TX)

91.5

76

167.5

8

11a

Blake Jenkins

113.0

54

167.0

9

31

Mason Smith (Wichita Falls, TX)

98.0

68

166.0

10

O4

Kyle Jones (Kennedale, TX)

84.0

79

163.0

11

19

Jason Long

101.0

58

159.0

12

44c

Cody Price (Farmersville, TX)

86.0

70

156.0

13

33

Reece Wommack

86.0

66

152.0

14

47ak

Knick Stewart (Amarillo, TX)

87.0

60

147.0

15

91p

Zach Pringle

84.0

56

140.0

16

12m

Greg Merritt

76.0

62

138.0

17

63

Chris Williams

87.0

50

137.0

18

48

Caden McCreary (Terrell, TX)

70.5

64

134.5

19

16

Anthony Nicholson (Millinngton, TN)

58.0

73

131.0

20

13

Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS)

77.5

52

129.5

21

15J

Jeremy Middleton

82.0

36

118.0

22

52

J.D. Fry (Arlington, TX)

59.0

48

107.0

23

38

Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)

55.0

46

101.0

24

80

Josh Hawkins (Whitehouse, TX)

57.5

38

95.5

25

72

Jason Howell

58.0

34

92.0

26

57

Chase Parson (Abilene, TX)

57.5

32

89.5

27

21k

Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

48.0

40

88.0

28

73

Josh Baker

40.5

42

82.5

29

91k

Riley Kreisel (Warsaw, MO)

36.5

44

80.5

30

9jr

Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

46.5

30

76.5

31

7h

Brett Holland

38.0

28

66.0

 

 

Caruso 1 - 2
26 cars rolled up to B&S Earthworks Timmis Speedway for RD8 of the Mainline DynoLog
Dynamometers All Star Series Saturday night and even with the heat of the day track gurus provided
another top track. Team Caruso locked in P1 & P2 with SA10 Steve taking the win from brother
Mark’ SA33. D26 Todd Moule took out his first sprintcar podium with a solid drive to finish 3rd. SA98
Chad Ely won the TEH Hard charger Award finishing 4th; not a bad effort seeing he originally started
in P4 in the B Main. Rounding out the top 5 was local Mildura based V43 Corey Sandow. Sandow
won his first Heat Hunter Hire Quick Time Award and took out a heat win, a very rewarding result for
the team.
Lined up on the Front row of the A were SA10 Steve Caruso and SA4 Lisa Walker. Walker had
managed to lease a 360 for the night and got the start at the green. Leading for the first few laps but
she had a moment in T4 and yellows were out. Walker restarted but had to go rear but still
managed to work her way up to finish 8th. Sandow, Mark Caruso, Jordyn Charge and Todd Moule all
swapping positions throughout the 30 lap main. With only a few laps remaining Charge bought on
the yellows with his top wing collapsing and making him a DNF. SA96 Brendan Guerin, VA9 Brad
Warren, SA4 Lisa Walker, V4 Phil Lock all having their own race for the minors.
SA3 Ben Morris’s team worked hard to get HCC ‘Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award’. Morris won his
first heat, mechanical issues made him drop his second heat. The team changed a ladder & torque
tube before the B. Finishing the B with more mechanical problems they called for 2 minutes for the
A but worked frantically and got the car out in time. Very well deserved and fitting the Maxie’s Keep
on Trying theme.
V6 Cam Waters night didn’t turn out the way they wanted tagging the wall out of T2 and damaged
the chassis and out for the night. Waters is a regular with the Series but will have to miss next
weekend’s show at Mount Gambier with Supercar commitments.
With RD 2 of the Flocon Methanol Moonshine Masters now run Steven Caruso is at the top of the
leader board with a first and second placing at Mildura so far with the final on Good Friday night.
Heat race wins went to – Hayden Pitt, Todd Hobson, Steven Caruso x 2, Corey Sandow, and Todd
Moule
A Main results: - 1st SA33 Steve Caruso, 2nd SA33 Mark Caruso, 3rd D26 Todd Moule, 4th SA98 Chad
Ely, 5th V43 Corey Sandow, 6th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 7th VA9 Brad Warren, 8th SA4 Lisa Walker,9th
V4 Phil Lock, 10th N46 Stacey Galliford, 11th V47 Jeremy Kupsch, 12th V10 Steven Loader, 13th V46
Jordan Abbott-DNF, 14th V73 Charles Hunter-DNF, 15th V60 Jordyn Charge-DNF, 16th V7 Paul
Solomon-DNF , 17th V39 Brett Smith - DNF, 18th SA8 Hayden Pitt – DNF, 19th VA84 Todd Hobson-
DNF, 20th SA3 Ben Morris-DNF.
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Jay Brown - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Lisa Walker -
Bullseye Lucky 7 – Brad Warren - $100 cash
CCPH Random Draw – Todd Hobson - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award – Jason Bolitho - Fire Extinguisher
Heath Hunter Hire Quick Time Award – Corey Sandow – $100 cash
HCC Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award – Ben Morris - $100 cash
TEH Hard Charger – Chad Ely - $100 cash


 

O’GARA CLAIMS STEELE 125 VICTORY

February 26, 2022 – Pinellas Park, Florida – Kyle O’Gara took the lead on lap 64 and never looked back as he captured the 3rd annual Dave Steele World Non Wing Sprint Car Championship 125 Saturday night at Showtime Speedway. The race did not disappoint and featured drama, hard racing, and hurt feelings.

O’Gara, who started outside of the second row, took the lead at the start of the race when the front row cars of Davey Hamilton Jr. and Kody Swanson drifted high. O’Gara shot to the bottom of the track and assumed the lead. He would hold the top spot until Hamilton wrestled the lead back on lap 4.

Hamilton then set the pace as the race leader with O’Gara closely trailing. Swanson was battling Santos for third position and sparks would soon fly.

On lap 59 Swanson made contact with the left rear tire of Santos exciting turn two. The contact turned Santos completely around, but he was able to gather the car without bringing the caution out. At that point Santos had slipped to fourth. Going into turn three, Santos ploughed into the rear of Swanson in an act that appeared to be retaliatory. The two made contact again when Santos turned into Swanson. The contact sent Santos into the wall. The night appeared to be over for Santos.

O’Gara would assume the lead on a restart for the second and final time on lap 64. Swanson’s night would officially come to an end on lap 72 when he lost his left rear tire when a wheel nut came off. O’Gara would build a 5.345 second difference over Hamilton at the checkered. Following Hamilton was LJ Grimm, 12-year-old Colton Bettis, and Shane Butler rounding out the top five.

In addition to the first-place prize money, O’Gara was able to pocket lap monies including $660 for leading lap 66, $188 for leading lap 88, and $500 for leading lap 91 among others.

“It was a really crazy start. We rolled of the grid third and Davey washed up into Kody” explained O’Gara. ”We just got a good bite in the middle grove and just turned down. It wasn’t our plan at all. We were gonna ride around until about lap 75 and come to life from there. I got the lead by lap 1. I was trying not to push too hard and relinquished it back to them.

“I really thought the 14 was burning his stuff off early. We’ve been that car the past couple of years. We went into this year’s race with a totally different game plan. I thought the 14 was gonna do it as well. We took advantage of a restart. We crossed him over there. We were pretty comfortable there. I was hoping we was gonna fade, which he did. We did really good tonight. This is the biggest win for our team here tonight” concluded O’Gara.

3RD ANNUAL DAVE STEELE WORLD NON WING SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 125 RESULTS

1. (67) Kyle O’Gara 125
2. (14) Davey Hamilton Jr. 125
3. (88) LJ Grimm 125
4. (61) Colton Bettis 125
5. (18) Shane Butler 123
6. (44w) Garry Wiggins 120
7. (17r) Kyle Robbins 79
8. (44) Kody Swanson 71
9. (33) Joe Liguori 66
10. (22a) Bobby Santos III 59
11. (22) Johnny Gilbertson 48
12. (99x) Tyler Porter 12
13. (32) Kody Carl 1
14. (15) Troy Thompson 0

 

STARTING LINE-UP FOR STEELE 125 NOW SET

STORY AND PHOTOCOURTESY OF DAVID SINK

February 25, 2022 – Pinellas Park, Florida – The starting lineup for the 3rd annual Dave Steele World Non Wing Sprint Car Championship 125 is now set after qualifying and a pair of heat races at Showtime Speedway Friday night.

Tampa, Florida driver Davey Hamilton Jr. paced the evenings qualifications with a lap of 13.239 seconds around the quarter-mile oval. Hamilton was awarded $500 form the Dave Steele family for his efforts. Hamilton would then proceed to win his heat race in dominating fashion to secure the pole position for tomorrow’s 125-lpa $5,000-to-win event.

“To win the heat race, and qualify first, you can’t ask for a better night” stated Hamilton. “The car was a bare frame two weeks ago. Hats off to the all the crew guys for getting this thing ready”.

With over $2,000 in lap monies available in tomorrows’ event, Hamilton was asked if he will be conservative and manage his tires or go hard at the drop pf the green flag.”The money thing really isn’t in my mind. It's great to have that but my thing is get a lead, and I wanna stay up front the whole race, hopefully. As long as I finish first that what matters.”

Kody Swanson will share the front row with Hamilton by virtue of winning his 15-lap heat race. The field is now set. Cars that did not participate in Friday’s qualifying and heat races will be required to start at the back of Saturdays 125-lap finale.

DAVE STEELE WORLD NON WING SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 125 STARTING LINEUP

14 – Davey Hamilton Jr. 44 – Kody Swanson
67 – Kyle O’Gara 22a – Bobby Santos III
61 – Colton Bettis 88 – LJ Grimm
17r – Kyle Robbins 33 – Joe Liguori
22 – Johnny Gilbertson 99x – Tyler Porter
18 – Shane Butler 32 – Cody Karl
79 – Troy Thompson

 

 

A Quartet of Feature Winners at Sungold Stadium

A full program of racing featuring four divisions was held at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool tonight with Matt Jackson setting a new 20-lap record in the Speedcar Final.

Jackson claimed the win in Round 4 of the Southern Speedcar Tour from Nick Parker and Travis Mills.

Round 9 of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series which doubled as Round 6 of the Total Tools Warrnambool Sprintcar Track Championship was taken out by Jamie Veal in a flag to flag war of attrition. Jack Lee drove the wheels off the V25 for second with Corey McCullagh settling for third.

The Late Model final went the way of New South Welshman Todd Bayley, from Tasmania’s Callum Harper with Peter Nicola showing his class in third.

The Street Stocks were at their entertaining best all night long with Morris Ahearn getting the job done in a dominant display from Shane Ardley and Hayden Jolly.

The quick results of the full program are as follows:

Sprintcars:

Time Trial Group One:
1. VA81 Rhys Baxter 11.292; 2. V2 Domain Ramsay 11.326; 3. Q33 Callum Walker 11.407; 4. V37 Grant Anderson 11.407; 5. V25 Jack Lee 11.499; 6. VA88 Grant Stansfield 11.613; 7. V17 Dennis Jones 11.709; 8. NT25 Kale Quinlan 11.792; 9. V32 Stephen Spark 12.555.

Time Trial Group Two:
1. V90 Corey McCullagh 11.006 ; 2. S20 Glen Sutherland 11.540; 3. S27 Daniel Pestka 11.584; 4. V44 Tim Van Ginneken 11.713 ; 5. V92 Matthew Reed 11.726; 6. V81 Robbie Paton 11.752; 7. V57 Troy Hose 12.173; 8. VA33 Warrick Taylor 12.717; 9. VA11 Phil Micallef 13.047.

Time Trial Group Three:
1. A1 Jamie Veal 11.172; 2. T62 Tate Frost 11.383; 3. VA29 Terry Rankin 11.386; 4. V72 Jacob Smith 11.523; 5. VA36 Ashley Cook 11.524; 6. VA96 Dayne Bentvelzen 11.679; 7. NT27 Will Carroll 11.706; 8. VA12 Mark Carlin 11.845; 9. V30 Michael Coad 11.895.

Time Trial Group Four:
1. V98 Peter Doukas 11.246; 2. NS4 Ian Madsen 11.251; 3. T7 Tim Hutchins 11.433; 4. V64 Daid Aldersley 11.457; 5. V68 Brett Milburn 11.519; 6. V28 Andrew Hughes 11.579; 7. V48 Adam King 11.682; 8. V18 Christopher Temby 12.214; 9. V63 Kevin Reeves 12.683.

Heat One: 1st V37 Grant Anderson; 2nd V25 Jack Lee; 3rd VA88 Grant Stansfield; 4th Q33 Callum Walker; 5th VA81 Rhys Baxter.

Heat Two: 1st V92 Matthew Reed; 2nd S27 Daniel Pestka; 3rd V90 Corey McCullagh; 4th V81 Robbie Paton; 5th S20 Glen Sutherland.

Heat Three: 1st A1 Jamie Veal; 2nd VA36 Ashley Cook; 3rd T62 Tate Frost; 4th V72 Jacob Smith; 5th VA12 Mark Carlin.

Heat Four: 1st V28 Andrew Hughes; 2nd V48 Adam King; 3rd NS4 Ian Madsen; 4th V18 Christopher Temby; 5th V64 David Aldersley.

Sprintcars C-Main (10 laps 4 to Transfer): 1st V30 Michael Coad; 2nd V68 Brett Milburn; 3rd V17 Dennis Jones; 4th VA96 Dayne Bentvelzen; 5th V63 Kevin Reeves; 6th V32 Stephen Spark; 7th V57 Troy Hose; 8th VA11 Phil Micallef.

Sprintcars B-Main (15 laps No Time): 1st V72 Jake Smith; 2nd V68 Brett Milburn; 3rd VA96 Dayne Bentvelzen; 4th V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 5th Q33 Callum Walker; 6th VA12 Mark Carlin; 7th V17 Dennis Jones; 8th V30 Michael Coad; 9th V64 David Aldersley; 10th NT25 Kale Quinlan; 11th V18 Christopher Temby; 12th V81 Robbie Paton; 13th V2 Domain Ramsay; 14th V48 Adam King; 15th NT27 Will Carroll; 16th V98 Peter Doukas (DNS).

Sprintcars A-Main (30 laps No Time): 1st A1 Jamie Veal; 2nd V25 Jack Lee; 3rd V90 Corey McCullagh; 4th S27 Daniel Pestka; 5th T62 Tate Frost; 6th V68 Brett Milburn; 7th Q33 Callum Walker; 8th V37 Grant Anderson; 9th VA36 Ashley Cook; 10th VA12 Mark Carlin; 11th V28 Andrew Hughes; 12th VA96 Dayne Bentvelzen; 13th V92 Matthew Reed; 14th NS4 Ian Madsen; 15th S20 Glen Sutherland; 16th VA81 Rhys Baxter; 17th V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 18th V72 Jake Smith.

Start Order 1. A1; 2. V90; 3. V37; 4. NS4; 5. T62; 6. S27; 7. VA81; 8. V92; 9. V28; 10. V25; 11. VA36; 12. S20; 13. V72; 14. V68; 15. VA96; 16. V44; 17. Q33; 18. VA12.

Lap Leaders: 1-30 Jamie Veal

Jamie Veal now leads the Total Tools Warrnambool Sprintcar Track Championship with 718 points from Grant Anderson (686), Tate Frost (674), Corey McCullagh (670) and Daniel Pestka in fifth (662).

Late Models:

Heat One: 1st V2 Peter Nicola; 2nd V12 Brock Edwards; 3rd V21 Chevy Edwards; 4th V17 Will Lamb; 5th T23 Kurt Millwood.

Heat Two: 1st N19 Todd Bayley; 2nd N99 Ross Nicastri; 3rd S10 Matt Crimmins; 4th T22 Callum Harper; 5th V71 Domain Ramsay.

Heat Three: 1st V12 Brock Edwards; 2nd V21 Chevy Edwards; 3rd V2 Peter Nicola; 4th T23 Kurt Millwood; 5th S8 Fiona Verhoeven.

Heat Four: 1st T22 Callum Harper; 2nd N19 Todd Bayley; 3rd V71 Domain Ramsay; 4th N99 Ross Nacastri; 5th S10 Matt Crimmins.

Late Model A-Main (20 laps No Time): 1st N19 Todd Bayley; 2nd T22 Callum Harper; 3rd V2 Peter Nicola; 4th V12 Brock Edwards; 5th V71 Domain Ramsay; 6th T23 Kurt Millwood; 7th N99 Ross Nicastri; 8th V17 Will Lamb; 9th V62 George Napier; 10th V21 Chevy Edwards; 11th S8 Fiona Verhoeven; 12th S110 Jason Robinson; 13th S10 Matt Crimmins; 14th V32 Wayne Belk.

Speedcars:

Heat One: 1st N97 Matt Jackson; 2nd S57 Robert Heard; 3rd V39 Nick Parker; 4th V17 Mitch Whiting; 5th M10 Caleb Mills.

Heat Two: 1st V71 Domain Ramsay; 2nd V10 Travis Mills; 3rd N97 Matt Jackson; 4th V23 Matthew Balcombe; 5th N88 Glen Shaw.

Heat Three: 1st V10 Travis Mills; 2nd V39 Nick Parker; 3rd V71 Domain Ramsay; 4th V17 Mitch Whiting; 5th M10 Caleb Mills.

A-Main (20 laps): 1st N97 Matt Jackson; 2nd V39 Nick Parker; 3rd V10 Travis Mills; 4th V71 Domain Ramsay; 5th M10 Caleb Mills; 6th V17 Mitch Whiting; 7th S57 Robert Heard; 8th V23 Matthew Balcombe; 9th V72 Damien Bishop; 10th N88 Glen Shaw; 11th V6 matthew Brown.

Time: New 20 Lap Speedcar Record was set at 4:52.272 as previously held by Ray Bishop from 1995.

Street Stocks:

Heat One: 1st NY4 Morris Ahearn; 2nd B55 Aaron White; 3rd SA59 Hayden Jolly; 4th N84 Shane Ardley; 5th P89 Stefan Clark

Heat Two: 1st NY4 Morris Ahearn; 2nd N84 Shane Ardley; 3rd G29 Ash Fox; 4th SA59 Hayden Jolly; 5th P89 Stefan Clark.

Heat Three: 1st B0 John Baker; 2nd B55 Aaron White; 3rd SH4 Jack Jordan; 4th G29 Ash Fox; 5th RDL99 Stephen Brook.

A-Main (20 Laps): 1. NY4 Morris Ahearn; 2. N84 Shane Ardley; 3. SA59 Hayden Jolly; 4. B55 Aaron White; 5. C83 Dave Barrie; 6. S21 Ellen Vagg; 7. P89 Stefan Clark; 8. RDL99 Stephen Brook; 9. W42 Rikki Stewart; 10. L14 Jarrod Wilkinson; 11. SH4 Jack Jordan; 12. B13 Michael Smith; 13. B0 John Baker; 14. G29 Ash Fox; 15. HO99 Aston Hurley.

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Friday March 4, 2022 and will feature the Round 10 of the Eureka Sprintcar Series and the Formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup.

Gates will open at 4pm with Racing to get underway at 6pm.

Tickets are available on-line via the Premier Speedway website or at the gates on race day.

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

Total Tools Warrnambool – Every Tool, Every Trade. Proud partners of the Premier Speedway Sprintcar Track Championship as presented by the Midfield Group and Fitz Media Productions.

 

 

Ramsay, Bayley and Shore salute on Night One of Huge Double Header at Sungold Stadium

Night One of a Double Header of Racing at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool produced some good racing with the C & H Trucking Sprintcars Limited Series, Late Models and the prestigious Junior Sedan Yeoman Williams Memorial all hitting the track.

The C & H Trucking Sprintcars Limited event over 25 laps was won by Domain Ramsay who made his move in lap traffic at the mid-way point of the race to sneak somewhat unawares past Stephen Bell who piloted the V88 to second ahead of Shane Steenholdt who was third.

The top five was completed by David McKay and Andy Hibbert.

The Late Model feature began with 15 non-stop laps as Todd Bayley and Callum Harper cut through lap traffic like a hot knife through butter! As the caution lights blinked on it made Harper’s task all-the-more difficult as he was unable to run down Bayley who capped off a faultless night in the N19 entry. Harper would finish second, followed by Michael Holmes in third.

The Junior Sedan Yeoman Williams Memorial, an event that was postponed back in February was also decided with Will Shore putting on a clinic to add his name to a long and illustrious list of Yeoman Williams Memorial winners.

Second home was the exciting James Oliver while Fletcher Barron rounded out the podium with a strong third placed run.

The quick results of the full program are as follows:

Late Models:

Heat One: 1st V12 Brock Edwards; 2nd V21 Chevy Edwards; 3rd V2 Peter Nicola; 4th N99 Ross Nicastri; 5th V32 Wayne Belk.

Heat Two: 1st T22 Callum Harper; 2nd W91 Michael Holmes; 3rd N19 Todd Bayley; 4th T23 Kurt Millwood; 5th S10 Matt Crimmins.

Heat Three: 1st N99 Ross Nicastri; 2nd V21 Chevy Edwards; 3rd V32 Wayne Belk; 4th V71 Domain Ramsay; 5th V2 Peter Nicola.

Heat Four: 1st N19 Todd Bayley; 2nd W91 Michael Holmes; 3rd T22 Callum Harper; 4th S10 Matt Crimmins; 5th V17 Will Lamb.

Late Model A-Main (20 laps No Time): 1st N19 Todd Bayley; 2nd T22 Callum Harper; 3rd W91 Michael Holmes; 4th V21 Chevy Edwards; 5th V2 Peter Nicola; 6th S10 Matt Crimmins; 7th V71 Domain Ramsay; 8th T23 Kurt Millwood; 9th V32 Wayne Belk; 10th V17 Will Lamb; 11th S8 Fiona Verhoeven; 12th V62 George Napier; 13th N99 Ross Nicastri; 14th V12 Brock Edwards; 15th V9 Shane Belk.

Sprintcars Limited Series:

Heat One: 1st V19 Same Wren; 2nd V98 Shane Steenholdt; 3rd VA19 Mitchell Sutej; 4th VA71 Andy Hibbert; 5th VA83 David McKay.

Heat Two: 1st VA48 Shane Stevens; 2nd V77 Brayden Parr; 3rd V18 Christopher Temby; 4th VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen; 5th VA21 Alex Thomson.

Heat Three: 1st V88 Stephen Bell; 2nd VA75 David Donegan; 3rd V2 Domain Ramsay; 4th VA37 Darryl Atkinson; 5th VA8 Stephen Horton.

Heat Four: 1st VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen; 2nd VA98 Shane Steenholdt; 3rd VA18 Mitchell Sutej; 4th VA59 Kyle Mayson; 5th VA23 Steve McIntyre.

Heat Five: 1st VA83 David McKay; 2nd VA71 Andy Hibbert; 3rd V19 Sam Wren; 4th VA75 David Donegan; 5th VA31 Graham Payne.

Heat Six: 1st VA8 Stephen Horton; 2nd V2 Domain Ramsay; 3rd V88 Stephen Bell; 4th VA48 Shane Stephens; 5th VA21 Alex Thomson.

B-Main (10 laps 6 to Transfer): 1st V21 Ben Micallef; 2nd V18 Christopher Temby; 3rd VA16 Jack Van Bremen; 4th VA31 Graham Payne; 5th VA46 Stephen Hodder; 6th VA23 Steve McIntyre; 7th VA37 Darryl Atkinson; 8th VA11 Phil Micallef; 9th V86 Justin Barton (DNS).

A-Main (25 laps): 1st V2 Domain Ramsay; 2nd V88 Stephen Bell; 3rd VA98 Shane Steenholdt; 4th VA83 David McKay; 5th VA71 Andy Hibbert; 6th VA75 David Donegan; 7th VA8 Stephen Horton; 8th V18 Christopher Temby; 9th VA21 Alex Thomson; 10th VA19 Mitchell Sutej; 11th VA59 Kyle Mayson; 12th VA16 Jack Van Bremen; 13th VA46 Stephen Hodder; 14th VA23 Steve McIntyre; 15th VA31 Graham Payne; 16th V77 Brayden Parr; 17th VA48 Shane Stevens; 18th V19 Sam Wren; 19th VA96 Dayne Bentvelzen; 20th V21 Ben Micallef.

Junior Sedans:

Heat One: 1st MDA15 Will Shore; 2nd HA7 Jacob Tinworth; 3rd AV5 Fletcher Barron; 4th AX63 James Oliver; 5th AV8 Blake Glynn.

Heat Two: 1st 1st MDA15 Will Shore; 2nd NT43 River Spitzbarth; 3rd AV5 Fletcher Barron; 4th HA29 Rylan Pech; 5th AV8 Blake Glynn.

A-Main (20 Laps): 1. MDA15 Will Shore; 2. AX63 James Oliver; 3. AV5 Fletcher Barron; 4. NT43 River Spitzbarth; 5. T84 Lachlan Robbins; 6. HA7 Jacob Tinworth; 7. AV8 Blake Glynn; 8. HA29 Ryan Pech; 9. S4 Pary Das; 10. AX62 Christine Oliver; 11. B88 Levi Blake; 12. AV45 Isabella Thornton; 13. SA8 Ryan Gilding; 14. L95 Toby Cook (DNF).

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Saturday February 26, 2022 and will feature the Round 9 of the Eureka Sprintcar Series, Speedcars, Late Models and Street Stocks.

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

Tickets are available on-line via the Premier Speedway website or at the gates on race day.

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

Total Tools Warrnambool – Every Tool, Every Trade. Proud partners of the Premier Speedway Sprintcar Track Championship as presented by the Midfield Group and Fitz Media Productions.



 

 

Farrer gets bragging rights
Returning to one of his favourite race tracks Brenten Farrer’s V34 Frijtek Maxim took out the A Main
win for the second time this season. RD7 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at
Heartland Raceway put on some nail biting racing through the heats and the main with the top 3
swapping P1 several times. The race for victory was between Cam Waters, Stephen Bell and Brenten
Farrer with Farrer coming out the victor. “Sometimes it pays to be running second and tonight it
paid dividends for us, I’ve been in Cams position a million times leading races and you get snookered
on the bottom. I went to the bottom and it stuck so I wasn’t staying around on the bottom and
moved straight back to the top. I am rapt, the boys worked hard during the week putting a new car
together and it paid off. It was good hard racing, no paint swapped and it puts a smile on your face.”
said Farrer at the post race interview.
Having his best results for the season Chief Racings V6 Cam Waters took out another HHH Quick
Time Award, a heat win and tied on high points with Stephen Bell. Bell was making a return to 360’s
driving the Victory Lane V88. The ex 360 Aust. Champ hadn’t driven a sprintcar for 7 years and
immediately looked like he had never been out of the seat. Waters and Bell lined up on the front
row with Belly looking like he hadn’t had his butt out of the seat at all lead for almost half race
distance. Tagging the wall a couple of times forced Bell onto the infield. Waters and Farrer battled it
for 1st and 2nd. Farrer had the lead then unfortunately the race had to be cut short 4 laps to go with
V83 Chris Solomon in the catch fence, the damage was too much to be repaired for the remaining 4
laps. V60 Jordyn Charge had been charging through after starting in P10 finished 3rd, V50 Jessie
Nicholas home in 4th and VA84 Todd Hobson rounded out the top 5.
3rd generation racer Todd Moule displayed good racing. Being forced to start in the B after dropping
a Heat transferred into the A finishing 6th outright, collecting the TEH Hard Charger Award. V46
Jordan Abbott had a night of challenges starting with engine issues at Time Trials, with this sorted
they dropped his first heat, transferred from the B into the A but again were plagued with problems.
Requesting 2 minutes for repairs made the A and finished 17th. All the Teams hard work was
rewarded by winning the HCC Maxie’s ‘Keep on Fighting Award’ for the efforts.
“The night had some challenges for us starting with a sun delay for our 1st round of heats, but safety
has to come first and we couldn’t let drivers race if they couldn’t see the track, then later we had an
Ambulance delay with them being called into the crowd but we finally got there and hopefully the
crowd enjoyed the race as much as we did.” Searle said.
Heat race wins went to – Brenten Farrer, Cam Waters, Todd Moule, Paul Solomon, Todd Hobson
and Jessie Nicholas.
A Main results: - 1st V34 Brenten Farrer, 2nd V6 Cam Waters, 3rd V60 Jordyn Charge, 4th V50 Jessie
Nicholas, 5th VA84 Todd Hobson, 6th D26 Todd Moule, 7th V7 Paul Solomon, 8th V73 Charles
Hunter,9th V78 Chris Campbell, 10th VA9 Brad Warren, 11th V43 Corey Sandow, 12th V65 Kane
Newcombe, 14th D21 Zac Farrer, 15th V39 Brett Smith, 16th V10 Steven Loader , 17th V46 Jordan
Abbott, 18th V83 Chris Solomon – DNF, 19th V88 Stephen Bell-DNF, 20th V76 Adam Cullinger-DNF
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Stephen Bell - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Charles Hunter
Bullseye Lucky 7 – Paul Solomon - $100 cash
CCPH Random Draw – Todd Moule - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –- Fire Extinguisher
Heath Hunter Hire Quick Time Award – Cam Waters – $100 cash
HCC Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award – Jordan Abbott - $100 cash
TEH Hard Charger – Todd Moule - $100 cash

 

 

Farrer gets bragging rights
Returning to one of his favourite race tracks Brenten Farrer’s V34 Frijtek Maxim took out the A Main
win for the second time this season. RD7 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at
Heartland Raceway put on some nail biting racing through the heats and the main with the top 3
swapping P1 several times. The race for victory was between Cam Waters, Stephen Bell and Brenten
Farrer with Farrer coming out the victor. “Sometimes it pays to be running second and tonight it
paid dividends for us, I’ve been in Cams position a million times leading races and you get snookered
on the bottom. I went to the bottom and it stuck so I wasn’t staying around on the bottom and
moved straight back to the top. I am rapt, the boys worked hard during the week putting a new car
together and it paid off. It was good hard racing, no paint swapped and it puts a smile on your face.”
said Farrer at the post race interview.
Having his best results for the season Chief Racings V6 Cam Waters took out another HHH Quick
Time Award, a heat win and tied on high points with Stephen Bell. Bell was making a return to 360’s
driving the Victory Lane V88. The ex 360 Aust. Champ hadn’t driven a sprintcar for 7 years and
immediately looked like he had never been out of the seat. Waters and Bell lined up on the front
row with Belly looking like he hadn’t had his butt out of the seat at all lead for almost half race
distance. Tagging the wall a couple of times forced Bell onto the infield. Waters and Farrer battled it
for 1st and 2nd. Farrer had the lead then unfortunately the race had to be cut short 4 laps to go with
V83 Chris Solomon in the catch fence, the damage was too much to be repaired for the remaining 4
laps. V60 Jordyn Charge had been charging through after starting in P10 finished 3rd, V50 Jessie
Nicholas home in 4th and VA84 Todd Hobson rounded out the top 5.
3rd generation racer Todd Moule displayed good racing. Being forced to start in the B after dropping
a Heat transferred into the A finishing 6th outright, collecting the TEH Hard Charger Award. V46
Jordan Abbott had a night of challenges starting with engine issues at Time Trials, with this sorted
they dropped his first heat, transferred from the B into the A but again were plagued with problems.
Requesting 2 minutes for repairs made the A and finished 17th. All the Teams hard work was
rewarded by winning the HCC Maxie’s ‘Keep on Fighting Award’ for the efforts.
“The night had some challenges for us starting with a sun delay for our 1st round of heats, but safety
has to come first and we couldn’t let drivers race if they couldn’t see the track, then later we had an
Ambulance delay with them being called into the crowd but we finally got there and hopefully the
crowd enjoyed the race as much as we did.” Searle said.
Heat race wins went to – Brenten Farrer, Cam Waters, Todd Moule, Paul Solomon, Todd Hobson
and Jessie Nicholas.
A Main results: - 1st V34 Brenten Farrer, 2nd V6 Cam Waters, 3rd V60 Jordyn Charge, 4th V50 Jessie
Nicholas, 5th VA84 Todd Hobson, 6th D26 Todd Moule, 7th V7 Paul Solomon, 8th V73 Charles
Hunter,9th V78 Chris Campbell, 10th VA9 Brad Warren, 11th V43 Corey Sandow, 12th V65 Kane
Newcombe, 14th D21 Zac Farrer, 15th V39 Brett Smith, 16th V10 Steven Loader , 17th V46 Jordan
Abbott, 18th V83 Chris Solomon – DNF, 19th V88 Stephen Bell-DNF, 20th V76 Adam Cullinger-DNF
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Stephen Bell - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Charles Hunter
Bullseye Lucky 7 – Paul Solomon - $100 cash
CCPH Random Draw – Todd Moule - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –- Fire Extinguisher
Heath Hunter Hire Quick Time Award – Cam Waters – $100 cash
HCC Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award – Jordan Abbott - $100 cash
TEH Hard Charger – Todd Moule - $100 cash

 

MILLER BEATS SAND AND COMPETITION TO WIN SOUTHERN SRINTS OPENER

February 19, 2022 – Punta Gorda, Florida – Daniel Miller beat out a stout field and track conditions to win the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series season opener Saturday night at 417 Speedway. It was Miller’s first victory in SSSS competition since June 20, 2020.

Miller, who started from the pole position after a blind draw, lead wire-to wire to capture the 40-lap feature in convincing fashion. The only serious threat to Miller’s lead occurred late in the race when Scott Adema challenged him on a double-file restart. Miller fended off Adema to and never looked back.

Throughout most of the race, sand was being kicked up on the track due to the whirlwind the wings were producing, most notably in turns two and four. The track conditions made most of the cars race sideways throughout the biggest part of the race, including Miller himself.

The race saw several early favorites exit early due to mechanical woes including Troy DeCaire and Davey Hamilton Jr.

“There was sand everywhere tonight” stated Miller in victory lane. “For some reason this track gets very dirty with sand. Starting up front tonight definitely helped me, but as good as the car felt, I feel like we could have put it up front no matter where we would have started. We never really had any close calls other than getting into the sand in turn one. When that would happen, the car would step out. Other than that, it was a clean race for us. I didn’t know if anyone was close, but I was going as hard as I could in case someone was on my bumper.”

With Millers feature win, and heat race win, he should be the current point leader. “We’re gonna try and run for the championship this year with Doug Kinney and PCS Racing. We got another car being built so if we have problems, we’ll have a back-up. This is definitely a good start to the season for us”. Concluded Miller.

40-LAP FEATURE FINISH

1. Daniel Miller (5)
2. Scott Adema (67)
3. Aaron Pierce (26)
4. Sport Allen (88a)
5. LJ Grimm (88)
6. Tommy Nichols (55)
7. Bruce Brantley (25)
8. Steven Hollinger (22x)
9. Bo Hartley (32)
10. Davey Hamilton Jr. (14)
11. Troy DeCaire (36)
12. Ryan Adema (92)
13. Skip Ferniac (83)

 

 

O’GARA TAKES SHOWTIME VICTORY; 12-YEAR-OLD CLAIMS TITLE

February 19, 2022 – Pinellas Park, Florida – Camby, Indiana driver Kyle O’Gara captured Saturday nights non-wing sprint car feature at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, Florida. O’Gara made the trip south one week before the “3rd annual Dave Steele World Non Wing Sprint Car Championship 125” next weekend to get tuned up. If Saturday’s performance is any indication, he could be a serious contender for the $5,000 prize next weekend.

Due to the low number of cars as the result of a scheduling conflict, the event distance was cut from 25 laps to 15 laps prior to the feature.

The big storyline leading into Saturday’s event was the close points battle between LJ Grimm and 12-year-old Colton Bettis. The season finale for the 2021 Showtime Speedway sprint car championship was postponed from late in 2021 until Saturday night. Entering the event, Grimm had a slim point lead over Bettis.

Grimm was unable to attend as he was participating in the Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series opener. Grimm’s absence, coupled with the second-place finish by Bettis, saw Bettis claim the 2021 Showtime Sprints season championship. It is believed that Bettis is the youngest driver to ever capture a pavement sprint car championship of any kind at the age of 12.

Next up will be the “3rd annual Dave Steele World Non Wing Sprint Car Championship 125” Friday and Saturday February 25-26. Teams from Florida as well as across the country will invade Showtime Speedway next weekend in hopes of bragging rights and a $5,000 payday. The event already has some impressive pre-entries including Kody Swanson, Bobby Santos III, O’Gara, Davey Hamilton Jr., and Shane Butler among others.

FEATURE FINISH FEBRUARY 19, 2022

1. Kyle O’Gara (67)
2. Colton Bettis (61)
3. Tyler Porter (99x)
4. Gary Wiggins (44)
5. John Rosploch (6)
6. Travis Bliemeister (3)


 

 

Hafertepe Jr. Crowned as King of the 360s in Winternationals Finale

The 2022 Winternationals came to a thrilling conclusion as the annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s capped off five weeks of racing.

With the top six drivers locked in by virtue of points accumulated on the first two nights, there were 18 spots remaining to be filled with Saturday racing. Five heat races brought 10 more drivers with heats won by Danny Martin Jr., Carson McCarl, Davie Franek, Dale Howard, and Danny Smith. B mains were won by Max Stambaugh, Johnny Gilbertson, Brendan Mullen and Tim Shaffer.

The 40-lap A-main for the 360 Sprints took the green with Ryan Smith grabbing the early lead. Mark Smith took the point on lap 10 and would lead until lap 26 when Sam Hafertepe Jr. rebounded to the front as the field was picking its way through lapped traffic. With Hafertepe and Smith concentrating on the bottom of the race track, Terry McCarl looked to the high side for a ticket to the front. Dylan Westbrook was working the high groove as well. The action was hectic and the only thing missing was a caution flag. The yellow never appeared as the 40-lap feature took 11 minutes to complete with Hafertepe reigning victorious. The 2022 winner remarked in Victory Lane that they were unsure of how the event would turn out and were making adjustments up until being called to the track. The winner added that he has not been successful at East Bay, so it was a relief to be able to add this to his list of accomplishments.

Jeff Isabell Jr. topped the 25-lap Mod Lite feature, returning to the cockpit after sitting out last night’s event in favor of car owner Doug Williams. Isabell, who had won his heat race, came from the eighth starting position to earn the win. Rob Misener was a winner in the other heat.

East Bay Raceway Park would like to thank those who took part in the success of the 46th annual Winternationals. The 2022 regular season will open on March 12 with Q Auto & Injury Medical Malpractice Attorneys Sprints, Florida Late Models, Mod Lites, V-8 Warriors and Gladiators.

360 SPRINTS

Feature: Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15H), Mark Smith (43), Terry McCarl (24x), Ryan Smith (10x), Dylan Westbrook (47x), Danny Martin Jr. (24), Carson McCarl (27), Davie Franek (28F), A.J. Maddox (3A), Aaron Reutzel (8), Max Stambaugh (5M), Tim Shaffer (28), Dale Howard (47), Danny Smith (66), Matt Kurtz (92), Johnny Gilbertson (22), Cody Bova (20B), Chris Martin (44), Brendan Mullen (11M), Garrett Green (82), Phil Gressman (7c), Eric Riggins Jr. (47R), Zane DeVault (7D), Ricky Peterson Jr. (2P)

MOD LITES

Feature: Jeff Isabell Jr. (14), Larry Hubbard Jr. (56)< Austin Martin (97), Josh Sliter (17), Morghan Johnson (1), Brent Begolo (16), Bo Bass (41B), Sean Iftody (27), Anthony Stewart (33K), Dylan Dunn (22D), Rob Misener (6), Randy Giroux (88), Ryleigh Sliter (17x), Frank Winewski (16W), J.T. Joiner (6j), Jeff Bonnema (5B), Codey Benoit (5x), Alex Cline (07c)

 

 

Reutzel Returns to East Bay Winternationals Victory Lane

The second night of the final three-night session of the 2022 Winternationals ended with a familiar face in Victory Lane as 2020 King of the 360s Aaron Reutzel picked up the win in the 25-lap main. Reutzel started in fourth, but quickly came into the top three before making the winning pass on lap 17.

Louisiana’s Dustin Gates jumped into the lead from the pole position he had earned with the most passing points, coming from tenth to second in his heat. His time at the front was brief as Reutzel claimed the point on lap 2. With Reutzel in command, the first caution flew on lap 3, bunching the field. Friday winner Mark Smith moved into second on the restart and grabbed the lead on lap 8 as the leaders hit lapped traffic. As Smith was working through the backmarkers, he bobbled off turn two, opening the door for Garrett Green to grab the lead. Smith got back in front two laps later. Reutzel committed to the top and began to chew up the ground to catch the leader. Reutzel slipped by on lap 17 and paced the field to the checkered flag ahead of Smith and Green.

The field of 24 cars consisted of 19 drivers who had been in the A-main on Thursday with five newcomers getting a shot at glory.

Heat races were won by Reutzel, Green, Carson McCarl, Ryan Harrison, Tony Bruce Jr., and Mark Smith. B main winners were Danny Martin Jr., Greg Wilson, Paul Colagiovanni Jr. and Davie Franek.

The top six drivers in the two-night point standings were locked into the Saturday A-main. Those drivers were Mark Smith, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Ryan Smith, Aaron Reutzel, Dylan Westbrook and Terry McCarl.

Randy Giroux captured the Mod Lite 20-lap feature, taking the lead near the halfway point of the 20-lap feature. Thursday winner Codey Benoit was the early leader until Giroux powered by on the outside down the backstretch. Giroux was able to build a lead, but faced familiar foes Doug Williams and Josh Sliter in his quest for victory. Williams was making his first start after travel issues prevented him from competing on Thursday.

Heat winners were Giroux, Brent Begolo and Benoit. The top six Mod Lites were also locked in. Those moving in automatically are Codey Benoit, Larry Hubbard Jr., Josh Sliter, Sean Iftody, Randy Giroux and Brent Begolo.

The King of the 360s will be crowned Saturday night as the 2022 Winternationals comes to a close. Race time is 7 p.m.

360 SPRINTS Feature: Aaron Reutzel (8), Mark Smith (43), Garrett Green (82), Ryan Smith (10x), Dylan Westbrook (47x), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15H), Carson McCarl (27), Dale Howard (47), Terry McCarl (24x), Dustin Gates (6), Wayne Johnson (2x), Danny Smith (66), Matt Kurtz (92), Phil Gressman (7c), Danny Martin Jr. (24), Chris Martin (44), Eric Riggins Jr. (47R), Tony Bruce Jr. (12H), Max Stambaugh (5M), Greg Wilson (97W), A.J. Maddox (3A), Ryan Harrison (197), Davey Franek (28F), Paul Colagiovanni Jr. (10)

MOD LITES

Feature: Randy Giroux (88), Doug Williams (14), Josh Sliter (17), Codey Benoit (5x), Larry Hubbard Jr. (56), Sean Iftody (27), Dylan Dunn (22D), J.T. Joiner (6J), Rob Misener (6), Austin Martin (97), Morghan Johnson (1), Bo Bass (41B), Alex Cline (07c), Jeff Bonnema (5B), Brent Begolo (16), Kyle Demo (22), Anthony Stewart (33K), Frank Wisnewski (16w), Ryleigh Sliter (17x) Posted in Uncategorized on February 19, 2022.


360 Sprints – Points
Place Driver # Total 2/17/2022 2/18/2022
1 Mark Smith 43 78 40 38
2 Sam Hafertepe Jr 15H 68 38 30
3 Ryan Smith 10x 68 34 34
4 Aaron Reutzel 8 66 26 40
5 Dylan Westbrook 47x 64 32 32
6 Terry McCarl 24x 60 36 24
7 Garrett Green 82 50 14 36
8 Carson McCarl 27 48 20 28
9 Eric Riggins Jr 47R 45 30 15
10 Dale Howard 47 43 17 26
11 Danny Smith 66 42 22 20
12 Danny Martin Jr 24 41 24 17
13 Aj Maddox 3A 39 28 11
14 Dustin Gates 6 38 16 22
15 Tony Bruce Jr 12H 33 19 14
16 Ryan Harrison 197 28 18 10
17 Christopher Thram 24T 26 21 5
18 Wayne Johnson 2c 26 5 21
19 Greg Wilson 97w 25 13 12
20 Matt Kurtz 92 24 5 19
21 Phil Gressman 7c 23 5 18
22 Chris Martin 44 21 5 16
23 Johnny Gilbertson 22 20 15 5
24 Davie Franek 28F 20 11 9
25 Max Stambaugh 5m 18 5 13
26 Paul Colagiovanni Jr 10 18 10 8
27 Ricky Peterson Jr 2P 17 12 5
28 Shone Evans 87x 14 9 5
29 Tim Shaffer 28 13 8 5
30 Aaron Jacobus 2 10 5 5
31 Andrew Jacobus 7 10 5 5
32 Ben Brown 7B 10 5 5
33 Brayden Cooley 20 10 5 5
34 Brendan Mullen 11m 10 5 5
35 Cody Bova 20B 10 5 5
36 Conner Morrell 28m 10 5 5
37 Dallas Schott 55 10 5 5
38 Dan Nanticoke 15 10 5 5
39 Frank Neill 88n 10 5 5
40 Garet Williamson 24w 10 5 5
41 Glenn Styres 0 10 5 5
42 Hayden Campbell 5 10 5 5
43 Jacob Dykestra 5D 10 5 5
44 Jax Redline 22J 10 5 5
45 Liam Martin 9 10 5 5
46 Luke Hill 41 10 5 5
47 Mark Ruel Jr 83 10 5 5
48 Matt Tanner 90 10 5 5
49 Parker Evans 61 10 5 5
50 Scotty Milan 97 10 5 5
51 Shane Redline 22x 10 5 5
52 Shawn Murray 92m 10 5 5
53 Slater Helt 22s 10 5 5
54 Steve Diamond Jr 9D 10 5 5
55 Steve Glover 121 10 5 5
56 Whit Gastineau 2G 10 5 5
57 Zane Devault 7 10 5 5

 

 

Smith Opens 360 Racing with 25-lap Win

A field of 57 360 Sprints gathered on a Thursday night for the opening action of the final series for the b46th annual Winternationals. Pennsylvania’s Mark Smith snatched the race lead on a lap 17 restart, making a return visit to Victory Lane.

There were six heat races with passing points being the determining factor that qualified 16 cars directly into the A main. The remaining drivers would have to perform in one of four B-mains to earn a spot in the 25-lap main.

Heat races were won by Ricky Peterson Jr., Danny Martin Jr., Terry McCarl, Shane Evans, Dylan Westbrook and Sam Hafertepe Jr. The B mains were victories for Aaron Reutzel, Davie Franek, Paul Colagiovanni Jr. and Tim Shaffer.

In the 25-lap feature, Danny Martin Jr. grabbed the early lead as polesitter Sam Hafertepe Jr. slid back outside the top five. Ryan Smith grabbed second, slipping by Martin on lap 3 for the lead. A.J. Maddox was the man on the move, taking second from Martin on lap 5 before grabbing the lead on lap 6. Maddox caught lapped traffic two laps later, but managed to push through and keep a backmarker between himself and his challengers including Mark Smith who had taken over second. The first caution waved on lap 14 for a Johnny Gilbertson spin. Just before the caution, Hafertepe found new life, sweeping from fifth to third in one corner. On the next restart, Smith sought the lead and was ready to make a move before the caution waved. It took a lap 17 restart to spring Smith from second as he swept to the top to rocket by Maddox, bringing Hafertepe along. McCarl had used the highlight to put himself in the mix, but Smith could not be caught.

The Mod Lites gathered for their first night of action for the weekend. Brent Begolo and Austin Martin took heat wins, but it would be Codey Benoit who parked in Victory Lane at the conclusion of the feature. Benoit, who had exited his heat race with suspension damage, picked his way into second by lap 8, trailing leader Josh Sliter when the leader spun in turn two. Though only 8 laps had been completed, the race had hit the time limit, setting up a green-white-checkered finish. No one could deny Benoit his Winternationals win.

The race was red flagged on two occasions. New York racer Kyle Demo flipped on lap one and Bo Bass made contact with a stationary Morghan Johnson on lap two, sending Bass’s car on its roof.

The two divisions will be back in action on Friday with the final night of the Winternationals including the crowning of the King of the 360s. race time is 7 p.m.

360 SPRINTS
Feature: Mark Smith (43), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15H), Terry McCarl (24), Ryan Smith (10x), Dylan Westbrook (47x), Eric Riggins Jr. (47R), A.J. Maddox (3A), Aaron Reutzel (8), Danny Martin Jr. (24), Danny Smith (66), Christopher Thram (24T), Carson McCarl (27), Tony Bruce Jr. (12H), Ryan Harrison (197), Dale Howard (47), Dustin Gates (6), Johnny Gilbertson (22), Garrett Green (82), Greg Wilson (97W), Ricky Peterson Jr. (2P), Davie Franek (28F), Paul Colagiovanni Jr. (10), Shane Evans (87X), Tim Shaffer (28)

MOD LITES

Feature: Codey Benoit (5x), Jeff Isabell Jr. (14), Brent Begolo (16), Larry Hubbard Jr. (56), Anthony Stewart (33K), Sean Iftody (27), Rob Misener (6), Jeff Bonnema (5B), Josh Sliter (17), Austin Martin (97), Ryleigh Sliter (17x), J.T. Joiner (6J), Randy Giroux (88), Thomas Walsh (32T), Morghan Johnson (1), Bo Bass (41B), Kyle Demo (22)

 

 

DRAKE EDWARDS EARNS MAIDEN WMR VICTORY AT ADOBE MOUNTAIN

Glendale, Ariz. (February 12, 2022) – Western Midget Racing welcomed a fresh face to the winner’s circle on Saturday night from Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. as Surprise, Ariz.’s Drake Edwards led wire-to-wire for the 25-lap feature victory.

Edwards split the heat race competition for the series presented by Masters Design and Construction with Peoria, Ariz.’s Cory Brown. Edwards shared the front row for the feature alongside Nathan High of Goodyear, Ariz.

Edwards charged ahead of the field while High, Brown, and 2021 WMR champion Blake Bower of Brentwood staged a torrid race for the second position. A caution flew on lap 10 for trouble involving Phoenix’s Dale Eliason, Jr. Bower had contact on the following restart which ended his race prematurely as well.

The incidents led to the clear sailing for Edwards, topping High by 1.8 seconds for his inaugural WMR triumph. Phoenix’s Lonnie Oliver surged late to finish third. Brown came back from an early race spin to finish fourth over Moorpark, California’s Todd Hawse.

Western Midget Racing continues its three-race opening swing in Arizona with a return visit to Glendale’s Adobe Mountain Speedway slated for March 12.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

February 12, 2022 – Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 29 Cory Brown; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 86D Drake Edwards

FEATURE (25 laps) – 1. 86D Drake Edwards, 2. 33AZ Nathan High, 3. 22 Lonnie Oliver, 4. 29 Cory Brown, 5. 31 Todd Hawse, 6. 57 Kyle Huttenhow, 7. 20 Kyle Hawse, 8. 55 Tyler Rodriguez, 9. 3AZ Chloe High, 10. 9 Blake Bower, 11. 74 Dale Eliason

 

Hunter puts it on the top step
In front of a packed house Charles Hunter took the win at RD6 of the Mainline DynoLog
Dynamometers All Star Series at Nyora Speedway. Going into the A as High Points Hunter led from
start to finish and in doing so locked in his first Series win after coming so close several times before.
“Todd Hobson showed his nose and it probably only took that for me to close the door, then it gave
me time and I just ran the bottom. We have had a couple of near misses but tonight we deserved it,
we had a fast car all night, high points and started on the pole, and I’ll take that. It doesn’t matter if
it is one lane or two lanes you still have to drive on it so we will take it.” said an elated Charles at the
post race interview.
In only his 4th run with the series rookie Todd Hobson had a strong night finishing 2nd, VA9 Brad
Warren 3rd, V95 Ryan Davis 4th and V93 Travis Millar rounding out the top 5. V39 Brett Smith had
been strong running in 4th when he pushed up into the wall on the front straight and bought on the
reds on lap 23. The race was marred with several yellows and unfortunately declared at the red due
to time restraints. V6 Cam Waters again took out the TEH Hard Charger Award, starting in P17 after
dropping a heat and finishing in 6th. Team McQuinn also won their first HHH Quick Time Award. V4
Lock, V47 Kupsch and V46 Abbot rounded out the top 9 finishers. V60 Charge scummed to tyre wear,
V7 Solomon, V10 Loader & V78 Campbell had a 3 way tangle on lap 17 ending the night for all 3. V43
Sandow, D26 Moule & V18 Millar also casualties.
18 cars filled the pits in the return to Nyora and the crowd certainly came to show their
appreciation. An open Pit through interval was a huge success allowing the crowd to mingle safely
with all the divisions present while track work was carried out. Drivers handed out posters, Frisbees
& giveaways too as many kids as possible.
Heat race wins went to – Charles Hunter, Jordan Abbott, Paul Solomon & Ryan Davis.
A Main results: - 1st V73 Charles Hunter, 2nd VA84 Todd Hobson, 3rd VA9 Brad Warren, 4th V95
Ryan Davis, 5th V93 Travis Millar, 6th V6 Cam Waters, 7th V4 Phil Lock, 8th V47 Jeremy Kupsch,9th V46
Jordan Abbott, 10th V39 Brett Smith - DNF, 11th V60 Jordyn Charge - DNF 12th V43 Corey Sandow,
13th D26 Todd Moule ,14th V18 Sam Millar - DNF, 15th V78 Chris Campbell - DNF, 16th V10 Steven
Loader - DNF , 17th V7 Paul Solomon -DNF
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Jordyn Charge - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Jeremy Kupsch
Hoosier Hero – Charles Hunter
Bullseye Lucky 7 – Phil Lock - $100 cash
CCPH Random Draw – not awarded - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award – Jeremy Kupsch - Fire Extinguisher
Heath Hunter Hire Quick Time Award – Cam Waters – $100 cash
HCC Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award – Brett Smith - $100 cash
TEH Hard Charger – Cam Waters - $100 cash

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2022

WIN 7️⃣ FOR JK

Jason Kendrick strengthened his lead in the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series championship when he won his seventh meeting from 12 outings this season on Saturday night.

Heading into the AAA Metal Recycling Westernapolis at the Perth Motorplex, Kendrick had a 28-point buffer over second-placed Callum Williamson and was 32 points ahead of third-placed Daniel Harding,

After he crossed the line first in the latest bout, ahead of AJ Nash and Dayne Kingshott, Kendrick extended that lead to 38 points after Williamson was fifth and Harding took a sixth.

Harding started on pole for the main event after winning the A Dash, while Kendrick was on his outside after claiming the B Dash.

Kendrick grabbed the holeshot at the start of the feature race from Harding, with Nash, David Priolo and Trent Pigdon in tow.

On the second lap Ryan Lancaster, who started from P10, had a wild ride on the back straight, flipping hard, with the fuel cell detaching from the car.

Shaun Bradford, who started from P12 and was behind him, became involved in the incident and while his damage appeared to be minor, he was also out with a broken steering box.

After five laps Kendrick still led from Harding, Nash, Pigdon and Kingshott and three laps later the front runner was approaching the backmarkers including Mitchell Wormall.

Harding closed the gap a little at this stage and each time Kendrick got by a car he was able to open up a small gap before Harding also got through and pulled the lead back marginally.

At midrace distance Nash, who started from P4, was having a serious look down the inside of Harding as the lead cars all started gradually working their way down from the top of the track to midtrack.

Kingshott, who started from P5, was locked in an entertaining duel with Pigdon that went on for considerable time, trading lanes and spots.

Nash got down the inside of Harding for second with 12 laps remaining and he too started to peg back Kendrick’s margin in traffic.

Kingshott eventually won out in the battle with Pigdon for fourth and he also got by Harding for third not long afterwards.

Pigdon, who started from P3, was moving forward at the business end of the race and in the latter stages he also got by Harding to settle into fourth.

Defending series champion Callum Williamson, who was fresh off his win at Bunbury the previous weekend and started the final from P7, also got by Harding in the latter stages to grab fifth in the dying stages.

Nash, who earlier on the night claimed his second successive Victory 1 Performance Quick Time award and finished fourth at Bunbury after starting on pole last weekend, closed in on Kendrick in the run to the checkers, with the margin at the completion of 30 laps being only 0.425 of a second.

Kingshott also reduced the margin to the front two in the last couple of laps and was not far behind Nash as they took the flag.

It was a good result for Kingshott who posted a DNF at Bunbury the previous weekend, however there was no denying Kendrick who had a lot of pace on a very fast race track.

Pigdon’s fourth, was his equal best result of the season so far and was on the back of a heat win and a second in his dash.

Williamson’s fifth keeps him in second on the series championship and follows a third in his heat race and a fourth in the A Dash.

Harding held on for sixth after earlier in the night setting a new six-lap track record in the A Dash, bettering a time set by Ryan Farrell back in 2008.

He had a busy night, also subbing for Dan Golding in the speedcars and he claimed his first feature race win just before the sprintcar feature race - not a bad effort.

Harding now has feature race wins in sprintcars, speedcars, formula 500s, 360 sprintcars and 500cc solos.

David Priolo started from P6 in the second outing for the Barbagallo-backed 8wx and he showed a lot of improvement from the previous outings, crossing the line in seventh, edging out brother Andrew who started and finished 8th.

It was a big night for the Priolo boys as their dad Pino, a former series champion, was the sprintcar race guest of honour on the night.

Brad Maiolo started from P16 in the main event and after taking a fourth in the Midpack Madness he worked his way up to ninth by the end of the haul and for his efforts is this week’s Kincrome Hard Charger, winning a $300 tool voucher.

Trevor Jolly rounded out the top 10 after starting from P11, while Taylor Milling, who won the Midpack dash and started from P13, was 11th.

James Inglis, making his debut in the Diamond Bay Motorsport W26, started from P15 and made up three spots in the feature, while Jason Pryde took 13th after starting from P9 and Jack Williamson started and finished 14th.

Wormall was the last of the finishers, starting P18 and taking 15th.

Kendrick won the first heat race of the night, which was actually his first heat race win of the season.

He crossed the line ahead of David Priolo and Harding.

Pigdon won the second heat from Callum Williamson and Bradford, with the only major incident being the DNF to Kris Coyle who had contact with Nash, sustaining too much chassis damage, putting him out for the rest of the night.

The winner of the Hoosier right rear tyre for this round was David Priolo.

Round 13 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series will be held back at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night.

QUALIFYING
Group 1: Daniel Harding 13.538, Dayne Kingshott 13.570, Jason Kendrick 13.657, David Priolo 13.744, James Inglis 13.788, Jason Pryde 13.837, Jack Williamson 13.838, Jaydee Dack 13.846, Taylor Milling 14.109.

Group 2: AJ Nash 13.456, Trevor Jolly 13.717, Trent Pigdon 13.718, Callum Williamson 13.768, Ryan Lancaster 13.779, Shaun Bradford 13.786, Andrew Priolo 13.872, Kris Coyle 13.899, Brad Maiolo 13.953, Mitchell Wormall 14.079.

Heat 1: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Dayne Kingshott, 5th Jaydee Dack, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Jack Williamson, 9th James Inglis.

Heat 2: 1st Trent Pigdon, 2nd Callum Willliamson, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th AJ Nash, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th Brad Maiolo, 8th Mitchell Wormall, 9th Trevor Jolly. DNF. Kris Coyle.

A Dash: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Trent Pigdon, 3rd Dayne Kingshott, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Jason Pryde, 6th Trevor Jolly.

B Dash: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd AJ Nash, 3rd David Priolo, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Ryan Lancaster, 6th Shaun Bradford.

Midpack: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd Jack Williamson, 3rd James Inglis, 4th Brad Maiolo, 5th Mitchell Wormall. DNS: Kris Coyle.

Feature race: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd AJ Nash, 3rd Dayne Kingshott, 4th Trent Pigdon, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Daniel Harding, 7th David Priolo, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th Brad Maiolo, 10th Trevor Jolly, 11th Taylor Milling, 12th James Inglis, 13th Jason Pryde, 14th Jack Williamson, 15th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Jaydee Dack, Shaun Bradford and Ryan Lancaster. DNS: Kris Coyle.

Hoosier tyre draw: David Priolo.

Victory 1 Performance Quick Time: AJ Nash.

Kincrome Hard Charger: Brad Maiolo.

What’s next?
Rd13 - Alf Barbagallo Mr Sprintcar 77 - February 19 - Perth Motorplex
Rd14 - Krikke Boy Shootout - February 26 - Bunbury Speedway

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points after 12 rounds: Jason Kendrick 1870, Callum Williamson 1832, Daniel Harding 1826, Andrew Priolo 1768, Dayne Kingshott 1736, Brad Maiolo 1704, Jason Pryde 1656, Ryan Lancaster 1628, Taylor Milling 1608, Kris Coyle 1572, AJ Nash 1434, Mitchell Wormall 1370, Jack Williamson 1306, Matthew Cross 1260, Trevor Jolly 1218, Jaydee Dack 1200, Shaun Bradford 1084, Trent Pigdon 1040, David Priolo 982, Darren Mewett 974, Cameron

 

 

“Got the monkey off my back”
Brad Warren and the McClure Racing Team VA9 took out the win in the Mainline Dynolog
Dynamometers All Stars Series at Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham. “It was good to do it for the
McClure Racing team and sponsors, it’s been a long time coming and it been a monkey on my back
for a few years and it’s good to get one, I think we earned it pretty good with Caruso, Pauly Solomon
and the boys, there all fast guys and I’m pretty happy with a bit of confidence leading into the rest of
the series.” Wazza said at the end of the night.
Warren went into the A as high points starting in P1, SA33 Mark Caruso lined up beside him. V7 Paul
Solomon who locked in his 100th series round started in P3 while young rookie Todd Hobson was 4th.
Hobson was doing double duties competing in the Victorian Wingless Title as well. Warren led the
field into turn 1 then continued the same for the next 29 laps. Caruso pulled close enough to
challenge the lead thru lap traffic but the lights came on and with a restart didn’t get the
opportunity to repeat the challenge. Solomon came home in 3rd. V6 Cam Waters passed VA84
Hobson for 4th place in the dying stages of the race with Hobson rounding out the top 5 .VA75 Dave
Donegan, V60 Jordan Charge, D26 Todd Moule all having strong finishing results. After starting the
night well winning the HHH Quick Time Award and a heat win V73 Charles Hunters night ended early
on lap 4 in the A sustaining damage that forced him infield. NT52 Jason Bolitho took a big one
bringing on the reds in T1 leaving V10 Steven Loader nowhere to go. Bolitho retired to the infield
and Loader managed to restart only incurring top wing damage only to spin out onto the infield with
2 laps to go. SA95 Jarman Dalitz returned for his first run with the series for the season and after
sorting out gremlins early in the night had a solid drive moving up 8 places in the A collecting the
TEH Hard Charger award.
“One of the highlights of the night for our team was to celebrate Pauly’s 100 round presenting him
with a cake at the drivers meeting then getting him to do a tribute on the track with our Pace Car
while all the teams applauded along the front straight. It was pretty special for us and no doubt
pretty special for Paul also. Locky was the first to clock up 100 rounds a couple of season back and
now we have 2 members of the 100 club.” Mandy Searle tells us.
Heat race wins went to – Steven Loader, Hayden Pitt, Brad Warren, and Charles Hunter.
A Main results: - 1st VA9 Brad Warren, 2nd SA33 Mark Caruso, 3rd V7 Paul Solomon, 4th V6 Cam
Waters, 5th VA84 Todd Hobson, 6th VA75 David Donegan, 7th V60 Jordyn Charge, 8th D26 Todd
Moule,9th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 10th V4 Phil Lock , 11th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 12th V47 Jeremy Kupsch
13th NS8 Shaun Forrell ,14th NS22 Jarreth Argus, 15th V10 Steven Loader-DNF, 16th V39 Brett Smith -
DNF , 17th NT52 Jason Bolitho -DNF, 18th VA50 Jesse Nicholas - DNF, 19th SA8 Hayden Pitt - DNF, 20th
V73 Charles Hunter - DNF
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Jordyn Charge - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Todd Moule
Hoosier Hero – Brad Warren - WAV
Bullseye Lucky 7 – Jordyn Charge - $100 cash
CCPH Random Draw – Phil Lock - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award - V10 Steven Loader - Fire Extinguisher
Heath Hunter Hire Quick Time Award – Charles Hunter – $100 cash
HCC Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award – Jordan Abbott - $100 cash
TEH Hard Charger - Jarman Dalitz - $100 cash

 

RYAN FLORES CRUISES TO NAPA KNOW HOW GAMBLER’S CLASSIC VICTORY IN ATLANTIC CITY, OUTRUNS TIM BUCKWALTER AND BRIGGS DANNER TO SCORE SECOND STRAIGHT INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES WIN AND TAKE POINT LEAD; DAN MARSDEN AND JARED SILFEE ARE CHAMP KART AND SLINGSHOT VICTORS

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JANUARY 30, 2022 . . . Ryan Flores took advantage of a crash 25 laps into the TQ Midget NAPA KNOW HOW Gambler’s Classic 40-lap feature Saturday night that took out leaders Erick Rudolph and Andy Jankowiak, then held off a late race bid on the final lap of the race by Tim Buckwalter to earn his second straight Indoor Auto Racing Series win of 2022 and his second career Gambler’s Classic. Flores’ first Classic win was in 2018.

Flores was running third behind the two leaders when a battle for the top spot ended with Jankowiak and Rudolph spinning. Rudolph, who stopped, restarted at the back of the field while Jankowiak, who did not, was penalized and sent to the rear for his role in the accident

That opened the door for Flores who still had to fend off challenges from Tim Buckwalter, Briggs Danner, Matt Janisch and Rudolph who completed the top five. Janisch’s march from 25th at the start earned him Hard Charger recognition in the race.

Scott Kreutter, Joey Bailey, Ryan Bartlett, Tyler Thompson and Mike Bednar, who started 23rd, comprised the top ten.

First time Champ Kart entrant Dan Marsden beat Logan Crisafulli, Mike Perry, Jon Keister and Todd Crenshaw to win the 25-lap Champ Kart feature while Brett Bieber, Jared Silfee and Scott Nearly were the top three in the 25-lap Slingshot feature. The trio duplicated their exact efforts in the Indoor Auto Racing Series opener in Allentown, PA January 8.

Ryan Flores is The Indoor Auto Racing Series point leader as they move to the finale on Friday and Saturday, March 11-12, 2022 in Syracuse, NY. Series champions in all three classes will be named after the events.

The Boardwalk Hall events were run off as scheduled with a large and enthusiastic crowd on hand despite a winter storm that made travel difficult.

NAPA KNOW HOW Gambler’s Classic TQ Feature (40 Laps): 1. Ryan Flores, 2. Tim Buckwalter, 3. Briggs Danner, 4. Matt Janisch, 5. Erick Rudolph, 6. Scott Kreutter, 7. Joey Bailey, 8. Ryan Bartlett, 9. Tyler Thompson, 10. Mike Bednar, 11. Matt Roselli, 12. Andy Jankowiak, 13. Tommy Catalano. 14. Andrew Nye, 15. Max McLaughlin, 16. Andrew Molleur, 17. Ryan Susice, 18. Anthony Sesely, 19. Tommy Catalano, 20. Kyle Lick, 21. Shawn Nye, 23. Mike Christopher, 24. Tyler Wagner, 25. Tyler Lindsay, 26. Tim Iulg.

Champ Kart Feature (25 Laps): 1. Dan Marsden, 2. Logan Crisafulli, 3. Mike Perry, 4. Jon Keister, 5. Todd Crenshaw, 6. Doug Stearly, 7. DJ Shaw. 8. Cole Neibert, 9. Jordan Krug, 10. Tyler Brown, 11. Dustin Gagne, 12. DJ Doyle, 13. Nick Janvrin, 14. Dan Kapusinski, 15. Max Pfeifer, 16. Anthony Colandro, 17. Missy Bootes, 18. Seth Whitney, 19. TJ Reed, 20. James Shutts, 21. Dylan Dismoor. DQ: Chase Keister, Sean Glennon, Eric Zeh.

Slingshot Feature (25 Laps): 1. Brett Bieber, 2. Jared Silfee, 3. Scott Neary, 4. Matt Mertz, 5. Danny Buccafusca, 6. Louden Reimert, 7. Mike Lipicki, 8 James Benz, 9. Brett Putnam, 10. Bryan Preville, 11. Cody Bleau, 12. Cody Kline, 13. Alex Reinsmith, 14. Tyler Ulsh, 15. Mark Mohr, 16. Brian Smith, 17. Ryan Raidline, 18. AJ Gerhart, 19. Morgan Rochelle-Bealer, 20. Chris Durrow, 21. Chase Bixler. 22. John Heberling, 23. Nick Shaw, 24. Kyle Herve.

 

 

2021 WMR CHAMPION BLAKE BOWER OPENS 2022 WITH ADOBE MOUNTAIN WIN

Glendale, Ariz. (January 29, 2022) – 2021 Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction champion Blake Bower of Brentwood, Calif. picked up where he left off, winning the curtain raiser for the 2022 season from Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. Bower inherited the lead after CJ Bunch flipped from the top spot. Bower went on to lead the final 18 laps for the victory.

Fresno’s Cody Key won the first heat race in his series debut while Drake Edwards of Surprise, Ariz. won heat two and Peoria’s Cory Brown won the third heat race. 16 cars lined up for the scheduled 25-lap feature before 2021 series runner-up David Prickett of Fresno stalled and was unable to take the green flag.

Goodyear, Ariz.’s Bunch started on the outside pole alongside Brown. Bunch made a bid for the lead, then was chased by third starting Bower. Bower dove inside Bunch for the lead on multiple occasions, with the duo running side-by-side through turns three and four. Bunch then flipped on the top of turn one to bring out a red flag on lap five.

Bower took over the top position for the restart. Drake Edwards spun from the third position to require a caution on lap ten. A gaggle of cars battled for the third position after the restart including Key, Todd Hawse of Moorpark, and Phoenix’s Dale Eliason, Jr. Eliason went to the outside of them before an incident on lap 18 that eliminated both Eliason and Hawse from the race.

The final five laps were led by Bower, topping Brown, a hard-charging Edwards, Key, and Surprise, Ariz.’s Kyle Huttenhow at the finish. Nathan High crossed the line third but was disqualified for being light across the scales.

Western Midget Racing returns to action on February 12 from Adobe Mountain Speedway.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

January 29, 2022 – Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 35 Cody Key; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 86D Drake Edwards; HEAT 3 (8 laps) – 1. 29 Cory Brown

FEATURE (23 laps) – 1. 9 Blake Bower, 2. 29 Cory Brown, 3. 86D Drake Edwards, 4. 35 Cody Key, 5. 57 Kyle Huttenhow, 6. 20 Kyle Hawse, 7. 24 Cameron Beard, 8. 74 Dale Eliason, 9. 31 Todd Hawse, 10. 55 Tyler Rodriguez, 11. 22 Stevie Sussex, 12. 20w Daniel Anderson, 13. 7 C.J. Bunch, 14. 3AZ Chloe High, 15. 22q David Prickett DQ: 33AZ Nathan High

 

 

ANTHONY SESELY, TIMMY CATALANO AND ANY JANKOWIAK WIN INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES TQ MIDGET TRIPLE 20 QUALIFIERS AT AC FIRDAY NIGHT; 19TH ANNUAL NAPA KNOW HOW GAMBLER’S CLASSIC GOES OFF SATURDAY ON SCHEDULE

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JANUARY 28, 2022 . . . Anthony Sesely, of Matawan, NJ, Timmy Catalano of Ontario, NY and Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, NY were the winners of the Triple 20 TQ Midget Qualifiers that helped set the field for Saturday night’s NAPA KNOW Gambler’s Classic inside Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. The three winners drove three completely different race cars, Sesely a car built by Ricky Kluth that had never raced before, Catalano in a Mark Lafler chassis that has been the standard of Indoor racing, and Jankowiak in the same homebuilt car that has won the two previous Gambler’s Classics.

Three TQ Midget 10-lap heat races that led off the Friday night racing program. Matt Janisch, who had a subpar time trial Friday afternoon owing to a one-lap penalty for having been identified as having a technical violation in pre-qualifying inspection, won the first heat over Justin Bonsignore, Andrew Nye outran Tim Iulg in heat two and Briggs Danner outran Tyler Lindsay to win heat three.

The top 12 from Friday afternoon time trials re-qualified to determine the seeding order for the Triple 20 Qualifiers. Tim Buckwalter, Ryan Flores, Andy Jankowiak, Anthony Sesely and Erick Rudolph were the top five.

Brett Bieber, Jared Silfee, and Scott Neary won the three Slingshot heats, while Dan Marsden, Missy Bootes, and Eric Zeh won the three Champ Kart prelims.

All systems are go for tomorrow as racing continues Saturday, January 29. On Saturday afternoon, a B-Main for Slingshots will qualify the final five into their 20-lap feature. A pair of B-Mains for Champ Karts will qualify the top two finishers from each into the Saturday night 20-lap A Main.

Saturday night events begin at 5:00 when arena gates swing open. Fans with grandstand tickets in the lower level seating areas are invited to attend FAN FEST, a gathering on the speedway surface of all of the TQ Midget, Champ Kart and Slingshot drivers with their cars. Drivers will pose for pictures, sign autographs, and answer fan questions.

At 7:00 PM sharp, racing begins with four 10-lap TQ heat races, the 20-lap Champ Kart feature, a TQ Midget 5-lap Dash, two TQ B Mains which will send the event winners to the final row of the TQ feature, and the 20-lap Slingshot main.

The busy night of racing is culminated by the 19th running of the NAPA KNOW HOW Gambler’s Classic for TQ Midgets, which will compete over a 40-lap distance with 26 starters.

Plenty of choice race day tickets are available from the Boardwalk Hall box office on Saturday, race day. First TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Anthony Sesely, 2. Joey Bailey, 3. Scott Kreutter, 4. Justin Bonsignore, 5. Andrew Molleur, 6. Kyle Hutchinson, 7. Tyler Thompson, 8. Ryan Tidman, 9. Grant Valker, 10. Trevor Catalano, 11. Derek Robbie, 12, Jonathan Reid, 13. Matt Janisch, 14. Doug Stearly, 15. Matt Galko, 16. Tim Buckwalter.

S econd TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Timmy Catalano, 2. Erick Rudolph, 3. Kyle Lick, 4. Ryan Bartlett, 5. Andrew Nye, 6. Matt Roselli, 7. Ryan Flores, 8. Cory DiMatteo, 9. Tyler Wagner, 10. Tim Iulg, 11. Pat Bealer, 12. Bruce Leote, 13. Ron Mullen, 14. Kyle Inman, 15. Tyler Ferris, 16. Max McLaughlin.

Third TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Andy Jankowiak, 2. Briggs Danner, 3. Mike Christopher Jr., 4. Tommy Catalano, 5. Shawn Nye, 6. Ryan Susice, 7. Shea Wills, 8. Cory Grenzy, 9. Dylan Woodling, 10. Christopher Hirt, 11. Earl Paules, 12. Stephen Kemery, 13. Tyler Lindsay, 14. Rob Schultz, 15. Mike Bednar.

 

 

Egel Wins His Third SA Title

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

For the third time in his career, and the first time since 2014, Matt Egel is the South Australian Sprintcar Champion after securing the title on Wednesday night at Murray Bridge as part of the Australia Day Sprintcar Spectacular. After starting from position two in the 30-lap final Egel trailed pole sitter Brad Keller for the opening 20 laps before he found the rubber on the inside of turn four and made the race winning pass. The win was the second State Title victory for Car Owners Geoff and Michael Brown, having won in 2020 with Lachlan McHugh.

In a twist of fate Egel would defeat McHugh after the newly crowned Classic Champion got by Keller with five laps remaining with Keller holding on to round out the podium. For Keller it was his sixth podium result in the South Australian Championship, which also includes a victory in 2014/15.

On the podium Matt was excited with the win and he was surprised to find out it was his third victory in the State’s longest running Sprintcar event. “It is my third win? That cool, but it’s been a while. I have won a fewraces since then so it’s hard to keep track. When I got by Brad, I could feel the rubber starting to come in. Luckily, I found it before he did so once I got to the lead I just sat there and tried to protect my tyres. I knew that Brad and Lockie would still be close so I just tried to go as fast as I could”.

For McHugh it was his best result at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway, a track that he has struggled at in the past.

“Matt has done a lot of laps around here and he is always fast. It was a last-minute decision to race here tonight. Nick (Speed) got the call from Barry (Waldron) and said he wanted us to support the track, so we took a detour on the way home” added McHugh following the race.

Fourth place in the final went to Luke Dillon, with Ryan Jones, Keke Falland, Brendan Quinn, Lisa Walker, Joel Heinrich, Daniel Pestka and Daniel Puddy rounding out the finishers.

Earlier Egel set the pace in qualifying with a lap of 11.171 while Keller, Mark Caruso, Walker and Heinrich were the heat winners.

The only real incident of the night occurred in heat one when Luke Dillon and Chad Ely made contact in turn two with Ely hitting the wall hard totally destroyingthe chassis on the Scott Perrett owned #98 ending his night before completing a racing lap.

 

 

McHugh Is a Classic Champ

Queensland’s Lachlan McHugh is the 2022 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion after he led a fast paced non-stop 40 lap feature that saw 23 of the 24 starters go the distance.

The final was a battle between 2017 & 2020 Classic Champion James McFadden and fellow front row occupant McHugh as a stirring run from Carson Macedo who only transferred to the A-Main after coming via the B-Main (started ninth) before making his way to position eight in the final. For his efforts Macedo earnt the Inspirations Paint of Bendigo Hard Charger Award.

Brock Hallett whose weekend seemed to go from bad to worse, earnt the T & D Wholesale, Thomo’s Race Graphix Hard Luck Award, while McFadden claimed the $1500 bonus for taking out the Ian Sheppard Memorial Award, which is awarded to the driver who accumulates the most points from the President’s Cup, Kings Challenge and The Classic.

Earlier in the night the V10 entry of Steven Loader was presented with the R&M Security, Premier Speedway Maintenance Committee Best Presented Car and Crew Award, earning themselves $2,500 along the way.

The quick results from Night 3 are as follows:

Sprintcars Heat 1
1st: V34 Brenten Farrer
2nd: N43 Alex Orr
3rd: A1 Jamie Veal

Sprintcars Heat 2
1st: S13 Brock Hallett
2nd: V81 Robbie Paton
3rd: VA36 Ashley Cook

Sprintcars Heat 3
1st: V29 Michael Tancredi
2nd: V48 Adam King
3rd: V60 Jordyn Charge

Sprintcars Heat 4
1st: N40 Chris McInerney
2nd: V72 Jake Smith
3rd: Q3 Karl Hoffmans

Sprintcars Heat 5
1st: T22 Jock Goodyer
2nd: N48 Jackson Delamont
3rd: W17 James McFadden

Sprintcars Heat 6
1st: V57 Troy Hose
2nd: S14 Brendan Quinn
3rd: Q66 Ryan Newton

Sprintcars Heat 7
1st: VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen
2nd: S27 Daniel Pestka
3rd: S63 Ryan Jones

Sprintcars Heat 8
1st: V28 Andrew Hughes
2nd: S37 Terry Kelly
3rd: V17 Dennis Jones

Sprintcars C-Main 1
1st: S13 Brock Hallett
2nd: N72 Coby Elliott
3rd: N40 Chris McInerney
4th: N36 Eddie Lumbar

Sprintcars C-Main 2
1st: V17 Dennis Jones
2nd: V57 Troy Hose
3rd: V28 Andrew Hughes
4th: VA75 David Donegan

Sprintcars B-Main 1
1st: V8 Bobby Daly
2nd: V72 Jake Smith
3rd: T7 Tim Hutchins
4th: N99 Carson Macedo
5th: N43 Alex Orr (Reserve)

Sprintcars B-Main 2
1st: S27 Daniel Pestka
2nd: S52 Matt Egel
3rd: S14 Brendan Quinn
4th: N48 Jackson Delamont
5th: NS21 Jordyn Brazier (RESERVE)

Sprintcar A-Main Classic Final
1st: NQ7 Lachlan McHugh
2nd: W17 James McFadden
3rd: V90 Corey McCullagh
4th: V37 Grant Anderson
5th: A1 Jamie Veal
6th: NS4 Ian Madsen
7th: T62 Tate Frost
8th: N99 Carson Macedo
9th: S63 Ryan Jones
10th: N7 Robbie Farr
11th: N47 Marcus Dumesny
12th: V60 Jordyn Charge
13th: V8 Bobby Daly
14th: Q27 Cody Maroske
15th: VA88 Grant Stansfield
16th: V72 Jacob Smith
17th: T7 Tim Hutchins
18th: S27 Daniel Pestka
19th: S52 Matt Egel
20th: V68 Brett Milburn
21st: VA29 Terry Rankin
22nd: N48 Jackson Delamont
23rd: S14 Brendan Quinn
24th: S4 Lisa Walker

The 2022 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic was supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, Fitz Media Productions, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race.

 

 

Anderson Claims a Thriller from Dumesny and McFadden

Night Two of the 49th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic served up a bit of everything and the last 11 laps of the A-Main was the icing on the cake.

At the re-start, Grant Anderson and Marcus Dumesny embarked on a torrid chase of race leader James McFadden, before McFadden clipped the infield tyre on the exit of turn four, to hand the lead to Grant Anderson, who then withstood a high wire trapeze act from Marcus Dumesny to salute amidst a gaggle of lapped cars.

Warrnambool Grant Stansfield has a career night, finishing fourth to secure a nice bounty of Classic points heading into night three while Ryan Jones was as persistent as ever with his fifth placed run.

The Super Rod Final Jason Kavenagh made it two from two on Classic weekend when he led home a hard charging Jamie May finished second ahead of the third placed Stan Marco.

The quick results for Night One of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic are as follows:

Sprintcar Qualifying Flight One: W17 James McFadden 10.716.

Sprintcar Qualifying Flight Two: T22 Jock Goodyer 10.894.

Sprintcars Heat 1 1st: W17 James McFadden 2nd: N7 Robbie Farr 3rd: S24 Ricky Maiolo

Sprintcars Heat 2 1st: V37 Grant Anderson 2nd: S14 Brendan Quinn 3rd: S63 Ryan Jones

Sprintcars Heat 3 1st: S52 Matt Egel 2nd: T22 Jock Goodyer 3rd: Q33 Callum Walker

Sprintcars Heat 4 1st: VA88 Grant Stansfield 2nd: VA29 Terry Rankin 3rd: N47 Marcus Dumesny

Sprintcars Heat 5 1st: W17 James McFadden 2nd: N48 Jackson Delamont 3rd: V68 Brett Milburn

Sprintcars Heat 6 1st: S63 Ryan Jones 2nd: NS21 Jordyn Brazier 3rd: S97 David Murcott

Sprintcars Heat 7 1st: Q66 Ryan Newton 2nd: V78 Chris Campbell 3rd: S27 Daniel Pestka

Sprintcars Heat 8 1st: N10 Luke Stirton 2nd: Q33 Callum Walker 3rd: N53 Jessie Attard

Sprintcars B Main 1st: S24 Ricky Maiolo 2nd: S3 Ben Morris 3rd: S20 Glen Sutherland 4th: VA25 Jack Lee

Sprintcars A Main 1st: V37 Grant Anderson 2nd: N47 Marcus Dumesny 3rd: W17 James McFadden

Super Rods Heat 1 1st: P17 Bob Wilson 2nd: W57 Daniel Hookway 3rd: W88 Howard Stansfield

Super Rods Heat 2 1st: W55 Jason Kavanagh 2nd: W84 Paul Verhoeven 3rd: AV75 Stan Marco

Super Rods Heat 3 1st: W55 Jason Kavanagh 2nd: AV83 Jacob Pitcher 3rd: AV77 Stan Marco JNR

Super Rod A Main 1st: W55 Jason Kavanagh 2nd: W8 Jamie May 3rd: AV75 Stan Marco

The full list of qualifying points from Night Two are as follows:

Pos No. Name Points 1 W17 James McFadden 578 2 V37 Grant Anderson 544 3 S63 Ryan Jones 528 4 VA88 Grant Stansfield 524 5 N47 Marcus Dumesny 524 6 Q33 Cullum Walker 516 7 VA29 Terry Rankin 508 8 N7 Robbie Farr 484 9 V68 Brett Milburn 482 10 S52 Mat Egel 478 11 V25 Jack Lee 458 12 N10 Luke Stirton 458 13 S3 Ben Morris 454 14 NS21 Jordyn Brazier 452 15 S27 Daniel Pestka 448 16 N48 Jackson Delamont 448 17 V6 Cameron Waters 448 18 S14 Brendan Quinn 440 19 VA22 Leigh Mugavin 438 20 V78 Chris Campbell 430 21 V2 Domain Ramsay 424 22 Q66 Ryan Newton 418 23 S24 Ricky Maiolo 414 24 S20 Glen Sutherland 408 25 VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen 380 26 N53 Jessie Attard 380 27 S97 David Murcott 378 28 V17 Dennis Jones 376 29 T22 Jock Goodyer 374 30 VA72 Marlin Walsh 358 31 V10 Steven Loader 334 32 V51 Peter Milnes 316 33 V56 James Aranyosi 302 34 V28 Andrew Hughes 300 35 VA75 David Donegan 298 36 V57 Troy Hose 288 37 V30 Michael Coad 270 38 S37 Terry Kelly 260 39 VA11 Phil Micallef 108

The full list of qualifying points from Night One are as follows:

Pos No. Name Total points 1 NQ7 Lachie McHugh 588 2 NS4 Ian Madsen 568 3 V90 Corey McCullagh 554 4 N99 Carson Macedo 540 5 A1 Jamie Veal 530 6 V8 Bobby Daly 522 7 Q27 Cody Maroske 516 8 S4 Lisa Walker 510 9 T62 Tate Frost 500 10 T7 Tim Hutchins 478 11 V60 Jordyn Charge 476 12 N57 Matthew Dumesny 474 13 V92 Matthew Reed 474 14 V45 Steven Lines 474 15 V98 Peter Doukas 468 16 V7 Paul Solomon 464 17 V72 Jacob Smith 444 18 N43 Alex Orr 438 19 VA81 Rhys Baxter 432 20 Q3 Karl Hoffman 426 21 V48 Adam King 426 22 S38 Lachlan McDonough 400 23 VA36 Ashley Cook 390 24 V27 Ross Jarred 380 25 N72 Coby Elliot 372 26 V34 Brenten Farrer 370 27 V81 Robbie Paton 368 28 V29 Michael Tancredi 354 29 N36 Eddie Lumbar 352 30 V89 Jamie Heyen 312 31 S13 Brock Hallett 310 32 N42 Zac Pacchiarrotta 310 33 VA57 Harrison Swan 286 34 V75 Mitchell Smith 280 35 N40 Chris Mcinerney 270 36 VA73 Matt Swan 270 37 N15 Luke Thomas 246 38 V63 Kevin Reeves 244 39 NS53 Alex Attard 224 40 V44 Tim Van Ginneken 156 41 V3 Darren Mollenoyux 136

The full schedule of events for Night Two is as follows:

Sunday January 23, 2022:

11.00am –Day Three Pit Passes available for Purchase from the Pit Ticket Box.

1.00pm Pits Cleared

1.00pm – 2.30pm Ticket Sales commence on the Warrnambool side of the Complex for Friday’s Racing only.

2pm – 3pm – Four Wide Live from the Classic Final Night Preview Show.

3.00pm – Public Gates Open and Ticket Sales resume on the Warrnambool side.

4.00pm – Presentation of R&M Security Best Presented Car and Crew on infield.

5.00pm – Standard Classic Marquee Open for Ticket Holders

5.00pm Cars on Track

Please Note: Tickets can be purchased via www.premierspeedway.com.au at any time on race day with the exception of Reserved Terrace Seating which is only available on a walk-up basis.

In the interests of the safety of others in the current climate, the Premier Speedway Club would like to encourage you all to wear a mask where possible to ensure that we all can enjoy the Classic uninterrupted and return home safely upon its completion.

The 2022 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, Fitz Media Productions, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 21, 2022, through to Sunday January 23, 2022.

 

 

Mmmmm McHugh, Madsen, McCullagh and Macedo Dice it Out!

Night One bragging rights at the 49th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic went the way of Lachlan McHugh after he was bale to get by polesitter Ian Madsen part way through what was a stop start 30-lap preliminary night feature event.

Madsen was impressive all night, with a strong points haul now banked, he will be looking for a strong run through his Sunday night heats to lock in a prominent feature race starting spot.

Corey McCullagh’s third place was reminiscent of his Classic winning form while Carson Macedo threw everything and some at his fourth place finish with current Aussie Champ Jamie Veal round out the top five.

The Super Rod Final capped an entertaining night of racing for the popular class with Jason Kavenagh again enjoying the Classic Stage in taking the win.

The quick results for Night One of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic are as follows:

Sprintcar Qualifying Flight One: A1 Jamie Veal 10.576.

Sprintcar Qualifying Flight Two: NQ7 Lachie McHugh 10.581.

Sprintcars Heat 1 1st: V8 Bobby Daly 2nd: A1 Jamie Veal 3rd: T62 Tate Frost

Sprintcars Heat 2 1st : NS4 Ian Madsen 2nd: V72 Jake Smith 3rd: N99 Carson Macedo

Sprintcars Heat 3 1st: NQ7 Lachlan McHugh 2nd: N43 Alex Orr 3rd: V45 Steven Lines

Sprintcars Heat 4 1st: V90 Corey McCullagh 2nd: S4 Lisa Walker 3rd: V92 Matthew Reed

Sprintcars Heat 5 1st: T62 Tate Frost 2nd: T7 Tim Hutchins 3rd: N57 Matt Dumesny

Sprintcars Heat 6 1st: N99 Carson Macedo 2nd: NS4 Ian Madsen 3rd: V60 Jordyn Charge

Sprintcars Heat 7 1st: NQ7 Lachlan McHugh 2nd: V92 Matthew Reed 3rd: S4 Lisa Walker

Sprintcars Heat 8 1st: Q27 Cody Maroske 2nd: V45 Steven Lines 3rd: V90 Corey McCullagh

Sprintcars B Main 1st: V34 Brenten Farrer 2nd: S13 Brock Hallett 3rd: V48 Adam King 4th: S38 Lachlan McDonough

Sprintcars A Main 1st: NQ7 Lachlan McHugh 2nd: NS4 Ian Madsen 3rd: V90 Corey McCullagh

Super Rods Heat 1 1st: HA96 Dane Court 2nd: W55 Jason Kavanagh 3rd: AV83 Jacob Pitcher

Super Rods Heat 2 1st: HA96 Dane Court 2nd: HA23 Billy Grist 3rd: W55 Jason Kavanagh

Super Rods Heat 3 1st: AV77 Stan Marco JNR 2nd: HA23 Billy Grist 3rd: HA96 Dane Court

Super Rod A Main 1st: W55 Jason Kavanagh 2nd: HA96 Dane Court 3rd: AV77 Stan Marco JNR

The full list of qualifying points after Night One are as follows:

Pos No. Name Total points 1 NQ7 Lachie McHugh 588 2 NS4 Ian Madsen 568 3 V90 Corey McCullagh 554 4 N99 Carson Macedo 540 5 A1 Jamie Veal 530 6 V8 Bobby Daly 522 7 Q27 Cody Maroske 516 8 S4 Lisa Walker 510 9 T62 Tate Frost 500 10 T7 Tim Hutchins 478 11 V60 Jordyn Charge 476 12 N57 Matthew Dumesny 474 13 V92 Matthew Reed 474 14 V45 Steven Lines 474 15 V98 Peter Doukas 468 16 V7 Paul Solomon 464 17 V72 Jacob Smith 444 18 N43 Alex Orr 438 19 VA81 Rhys Baxter 432 20 Q3 Karl Hoffman 426 21 V48 Adam King 426 22 S38 Lachlan McDonough 400 23 VA36 Ashley Cook 390 24 V27 Ross Jarred 380 25 N72 Coby Elliot 372 26 V34 Brenten Farrer 370 27 V81 Robbie Paton 368 28 V29 Michael Tancredi 354 29 N36 Eddie Lumbar 352 30 V89 Jamie Heyen 312 31 S13 Brock Hallett 310 32 N42 Zac Pacchiarrotta 310 33 VA57 Harrison Swan 286 34 V75 Mitchell Smith 280 35 N40 Chris Mcinerney 270 36 VA73 Matt Swan 270 37 N15 Luke Thomas 246 38 V63 Kevin Reeves 244 39 NS53 Alex Attard 224 40 V44 Tim Van Ginneken 156 41 V3 Darren Mollenoyux 136

The full schedule of events for Night Two is as follows:

Saturday January 22, 2022:

9.00am – Two Day Pit Passes available for Purchase from the Pit Ticket Box.

10.00am – 12 noon – Fan Appreciation Day Commences in the Pit Enclosure and Allansford Side Public Area. Car Parking on the Warrnambool side only with access to the Pits via the Turn 1 and 2 Laneway.

1.00pm Pits Cleared

1.00pm – 2.30pm Ticket Sales commence on the Warrnambool side of the Complex for Friday’s Racing only.

3.00pm – Public Gates Open and Ticket Sales resume on the Warrnambool side.

5.00pm – Standard Classic Marquee Open for Ticket Holders.

5.30pm Cars On Track

6.15pm (approx.) – Presentation of Alan Pollard Memorial for Overall Fastest Qualifier.

Please Note: Tickets can be purchased via www.premierspeedway.com.au at any time on race day with the exception of Reserved Terrace Seating which is only available on a walk up basis.

In the interests of the safety of others in the current climate, the Premier Speedway Club would like to encourage you all to wear a mask where possible to ensure that we all can enjoy the Classic uninterrupted and return home safely upon its completion.

The 2022 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is supported by KFC, Performance Racegear, Fitz Media Productions, The Lady Bay Resort, GJ Gardner Homes and KRE Race Engines and will be held from Friday January 21, 2022, through to Sunday January 23, 2022.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16

Jason Kendrick won his sixth show from 10 outings and Callum Williamson won the six-night Speedweek crown.

That is the snapshot after round 10 of the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series was contested at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night - which was also the sixth and final round of the Speedway Australia Sprintcar Speedweek.

Williamson, who crossed the line second to Kendrick, will bank a $10,000 cheque for being the best performer over the six nights.

Daniel Harding, who was third in the final, was second overall in Speedweek, with Kendrick being third.

When it comes to the season-long championship, Kendrick has extended his lead, while Harding has rocketed from eighth in points to second after he was one of the last drivers to play their Joker card and double their feature race points on the fifth and final opportunity available.

Williamson, who was second prior to this round, has now slipped to third.

At the start of the race Williamson, who started on the front row with Kris Coyle, got the holeshot on the green, while Kendrick, who started p4, alongside Dayne Kingshott, won an early battle for third.

With only two laps in the books Kye Scroop, who was subbing for Trevor Jolly in the W18, spun around and drifted onto the bike track on the back straight, resuming from the rear.

On the restart Williamson then led away from Coyle, Kingshott, Kendrick and Harding and over the next few laps he opened up a handy gap.

A lap later and Kendrick put a move on Kingshott for third while at the other end of the field Scroop had passed a handful of laps from the back of the pack.

With the race about one third complete Williamson was on the back of lapped traffic and was still enjoying a solid lead, while Kendrick and Kingshott had closed the gap on Coyle.

A couple of laps later the race was paused after an incident involving Taylor Milling, Ryan Lancaster and Brad Maiolo, which was in front of Williamson who was lucky to escape with only minor front end damage after forcing his way through the melee.

Lancaster and Maiolo were able to get a restart from the rear while it was night over for Milling who had to push hard after starting from p13 after winning the Midpack Madness.

With 18 laps to go it was Williamson to lead from Coyle, Kendrick, Kingshott, Harding and Shaun Bradford on the restart.

Kendrick put a big slide on Coyle to take second on the restart, with Coyle fighting back for a moment before he surrendered the spot.

Kingshott then had a big run on the main straight and slid underneath Coyle, but as they came out of turn two there was contact between the two, with the latter hitting the fence and coming to a grinding halt.

At the same time there was contact between Lancaster and Darren Mewett that ended a tough night for Lancaster.

Under a red light both Kingshott and Coyle went to the work area for repairs and both cars were able to resume from the rear on the next restart,

Next time away Williamson led from Kendrick, Bradford, Harding, Nash and Scroop.

A couple of laps later Kendrick put a slider on Williamson for the lead while Bradford also closed the gap on Williamson and Harding was moving forward as well.

At exactly midrace distance Kendrick had opened up a gap on Williamson who was still in front of Bradford, Harding and Nash.

Coyle was pushing hard after resuming from the rear and making up some serious ground while Kingshott at this point was struggling.

With 10 laps to go Kendrick was back into lapped traffic including Darren Mewett who was doing a solid job to control the #55 without a front wing.

Coyle was still putting on moves and working his way forward including when he disposed of Andrew Priolo whose car was sounding like it had damaged headers.

With only a handful of laps remaining Kendrick and Williamson opted for lower lines while Harding stayed up the top and Nash also opted for the bottom.

In the end Kendrick had enough momentum and a big enough gap to cruise to a comfortable win and again announce to all that he was going to be the driver to beat this season.

Earlier in the night he was quickest in his qualifying group, took a third in his heat race and a second in the B Dash.

Williamson again struggled in qualifying, something he admitted to in the post-race interview, but he took full advantage of a front row start to win his heat and also won the B Dash.

Harding was second quickest in his qualifying group and second quickest overall, only having his colours lowered by Kingshott who set the Victory 1 Performance quick time.

Nash, who started from p8, worked the low line to his advantage to finish fourth which was a great result for Colonial Motorsport that had endured a couple of big crashes recently.

The third-generation racer said afterwards that he was still struggling with a sore neck and said the extended break before the next round of racing would help his body recover.

Mitchell Wormall was one of the quiet achievers on the night.

He was well down the order in his qualifying group and then took a fourth in his heat race after starting from p6, before taking a fifth in the B Dash to start from P10 - making up five spots to claim a top five finish.

Scroop, in his first 410ci sprintcar race for some time, started from p11 and dropped back to 16th before finishing sixth to be the latest Kincrome Hard Charger winner, while Coyle, who had to resume from the rear after his clash with Kingshott, was seventh.

Andrew Priolo started from p7 and finished eighth, while Jason Pryde started from p16 and finished ninth, a solid recovery after an eighth in his heat race and a fourth in the Midpack Madness.

Maiolo was 10th after starting p12, while Cameron McKenzie, who along with Harding played his Joker card, started p9 and finished 11th.

Kingshott was able to bank some points after limping the W2 home in 12th, ahead of Mewett in 13th.

Bradford was a DNF on lap 19 after hunting down a possible podium placing when qualifying the 57 from p5.

After a busy six rounds of racing since Boxing Day, the series takes a break before racing resumes on February 5 when teams head south for the first time this summer and tackle the upgraded Bunbury Speedway.

RESULTS:

Qualifying group 1: Jason Kendrick 13.665, AJ Nash 13.739, Kris Coyle 13.739, Shaun Bradford 13.799, Andrew Priolo 13.830, Brad Maiolo 13.848, Ryan Lancaster 13.890, Jason Pryde 13.898, Taylor Milling 14.030.

Qualifying group 2: Dayne Kingshott 13.511, Daniel Harding 13.615, Kye Scroop 13.690, Callum Williamson 13.868, Cameron McKenzie 14.099, Mitchell Wormall 14.161, Darren Mewett 14.244, Matthew Cross 14.505.

Heat 1: 1st Kris Coyle, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th AJ Nash, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Brad Maiolo, 8th Jason Pryde, 9th Ryan Lancaster.

Heat 2: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Kye Scroop, 3rd Dayne Kingshott, 4th Mitchell Wormall, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Cameron McKenzie, 7th Darren Mewett, 8th Matthew Cross.

A Dash: 1st Kris Coyle, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Cameron McKenzie, DNF: Kye Scroop.

B Dash: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd AJ Nash, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Brad Maiolo.

Midpack Madness: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd Ryan Lancaster, 3rd Darren Mewett, 4th Jason Pryde.

Feature race: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th AJ Nash, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Kris Coyle, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th Jason Pryde, 10th Brad Maiolo, 11th Cameron McKenzie, 12th Dayne Kingshott, 13th Darren Mewett. DNF: Shaun Bradford (lap 19), Ryan Lancaster (13 laps), Taylor Milling (11 laps). DNS: Matthew Cross.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points after 10 rounds: Jason Kendrick 1580, Daniel Harding 1544, Callum Williamson 1542, Andrew Priolo 1488, Dayne Kingshott 1482, Brad Maiolo 1446, Jason Pryde 1398, Kris Coyle 1386, Ryan Lancaster 1380, Taylor Milling 1344 Matthew Cross 1152, AJ Nash 1146, Mitchell Wormall 1126, Jack Williamson 994, Shaun Bradford 970, Jaydee Dack 962, Trevor Jolly 960, Darren Mewett 844, Trent Pigdon 784, David Priolo 724, Cameron McKenzie 630, Todd Davis 496, Chace Karpenko 400, Kaiden Manders 376, James Inglis 334, Robbie Farr 278, George Eaton 278, Kye Scroop 138, Rod Howe 130.

Speedway Australia Sprintcar Speedweek final points: Callum Williamson 880, Daniel Harding 860, Jason Kendrick 856, Dayne Kingshott 840, Andrew Priolo 810, Brad Maiolo 802, Jason Pryde 780, Mitchell Wormall 758, Ryan Lancaster 750, Kris Coyle 728, Taylor Milling 654, Matthew Cross 546, Jack Williamson 530, AJ Nash 508, Cameron McKenzie 502, Jaydee Dack 482, Trevor Jolly 482, Trent Pigdon 462, Shaun Bradford 390, Darren Mewett 294, Kaiden Manders 264, Kye Scroop 138, Rod Howe 130, Todd Davis 118, David Priolo 110,

Kincrome Hard Charger: Kye Scroop.

Hoosier Tyre Draw: Brad Maiolo

Jokers played this round: Daniel Harding and Cameron McKenzie.

THE ROAD AHEAD…

Round 11

February 5 Bunbury Speedway

Round 12

February 12 Perth Motorplex

Round 13

February 19 Perth Motorplex - Barbagallo Mr Sprintcar

Round 14

February 26 Bunbury Speedway - Krikke Boys Shootout

Round 15

March 12 Perth Motorplex - Ampol Legends Race - Retro Night

Round 16

March 19 Perth Motorplex - Silver Cup

Round 17

April 2 Perth Motorplex - Gold Cup - Triple Crown Rd1

Round 18

April 15 Bunbury Speedway - Triple Crown Rd2

FINAL

April 16 Perth Motorplex - Triple Crown Rd3

 

 

RYAN FLORES OUTDUELS ANDY JANKOWIAK TO EARN INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES FUELED BY VP 2022 SEASON OPENER IN ALLENTOWN’S PPL CENTER; ION KEISTER, BRETT BIEBER CLAIM CHAMP KART, SLINGSHOT MAIN EVENTS

ALLENTOWN, PA JANUARY 9, 2022 . . . Ryan Flores of Davidson, NC raced to victory Saturday night in the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP 2022 season opener inside Allentown, PA's PPL Center. To win, Flores had to hold off the race-long challenges of Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, NY while Lehigh Valley, PA native Matt Janisch of Nazareth, PA charged from deep in the field to finish a solid third.

The win was Flores' fifth in the PPL Center, including the most recent previous race run January 4, 2020.

In support class action, Jon Keister of Millmont, PA won the 20-lap Champ Kart feature and Brett Bieber of Oley, PA won the 20-lap Slingshot main event.

“Getting out in front and being able to manage the restarts was the key to winning,” Flores said. “Andy (Jankowiak) and I have battled for wins before and we raced each other hard again tonight.”

Jankowiak, who pulled alongside Flores immediately after the race was over to offer his congratulations to the winner, was resigned to his runner-up result.

“I think Ryan and I had the two best cars here all weekend. Whoever got out in front first was probably going to win it but the restarts kept it close. We brushed each other a couple of times and I brushed the wall a couple of times. I've never run well in the Allentown Indoor races so I'll take second, consider it a good points night, and move on to Atlantic City.”

Third place finisher Janisch, who started 11th, lost several spots early in the race when he was pinned down in heavy traffic. But he fought back to gain a podium finish.

“When I got shoved back there, I found that the top line was the place my car worked best, and I spent the rest of the race moving by guys on the top. I wish I had found out my car ran so well up there earlier than I did,” Janisch shared.

Tim Buckwalter and Scott Kreutter were fourth and fifth. Pat Bealer, who started 20th, and finished sixth, received the race's Hard Charger Award.

Seventh through tenth were Mike Bednar, Shawn Nye, Billy Pauch, Jr., who ran as high as third until spinning with six laps left, and Anthony Sesely, who started first, dropped back, and ultimately was penalized for overly aggressive driving in the Pauch mishap.

For TQ heat races Saturday were won by Ryan Susice, Janisch, Kreutter, and Briggs Danner. Sesely won the TQ five lap Dash. Max McLaughlin and Shawn Nye were the twin TQ B Main race winners.

Jon Keister's Champ Kart 20-lap feature win came in a race slowed just twice by caution flags for minor incidents. Tyler Brown, Missy Bootes, Chris Natoli and Chase Keister completed the top five; apparent race runner-up Todd Crenshaw was disqualified after a technical violation was discovered in post-race inspection. Missy Bootes won the B-Main qualifier earlier in the program.

Brett Bieber passed teammates Jared Silfee and Scott Neary to complete a late race charge to victory in the 20-lap Slingshot feature. Silfee, Neary, Louden Reimert and Cody Kline were the rest of the top five. Alex Reinsmith won the B Main qualifier.

Indoor Auto Racing Series action now shifts to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on Friday and Saturday, January 28-29 for the annual running of the NAPA KNOW HOW TQ Midget Classic, an event first run in 2003.

The three-race Championship Series concludes on March 11-12, 2022 with the Syracuse Indoor Race at the Fairgrounds Expo Center in Syracuse, NY where the 2022 Series Champions will be crowned in all three divisions.

Schedule details and ticket ordering information for both races can be obtained by visiting indoorautoracing.com

TQ Midget Feature Finish (40 Laps): 1. Ryan Flores, 2. Andy Jankowiak, 3. Matt Janisch, 4. Tim Buckwalter, 5. Scott Kreutter, 6. Pat Bealer, 7. Mike Bednar, 8. Shawn Nye, 9. Billy Pauch Jr., 10. Anthony Sesely, 11. Jeremy Haudricourt, 12. Matt Roselli, 13. Briggs Danner, 14. Ryan Bartlett, 15. Andrew Nye, 16. Tommy Catalano, 17. Ryan Susice, 18. Kyle Hutchinson, 19. Joey Bailey, 20. Doug Stearly, 21. Tim Nye, 22. Max McLaughlin, 23. Tim Iulg, 14. Steve Kemery.

Champ Kart Feature Finish (20 Laps): 1. Jon Keister, 2. Tyler Brown, 3. Missy Bootes, 4. Chris Natoli, 5. Chase Keister, 6. Ron Midford Jr., 7. Dustin Gagne, 8. DJ Shaw, 9. TJ Reed, 10. Anthony Colandro, 11. Dylan Dismoor, 12. Tyler Catalano, 13. John Berger, 14. Ryan Roof, 15. Seth Whitney, 16. Nick Janvrin, 17. James Stutts, 18. Stephen Beattie, 19. Logan Crisafulli. Disqualified: Todd Crenshaw (From Second)

Slingshot Feature Finish (20 Laps): 1. Brett Bieber, 2. Jared Silfee, 3. Scott Neary, 4. Louden Reimert, 5. Cody Kline, 6. Kyle Herve, 7. Matt Mertz, 8. Alex Reinsmith, 9. Tyler Ulsh, 10. James Benz, 11. Andrew Turpin, 12. Ryan Raidline, 13. Ryan Grim, 14. Mark Mohr, 15. Morgan Rochelle, 16. Scott Antrim, 17. Brian Smith, 18. Chase Bixler, 19. Cody Bleau, 20. Brett Putnam.

 

 

 

Smee, Rae and Symons Tame Open Wheel Mayhem Night

The Beasley Memorial Speedcar A-Main soon became a Nathan Smee Clinic as he worked all pockets of Sungold Stadium enroute to his maiden victory in the time-honored event.

Smee took the win from Nick Parker who was stout in second place, with Robert Heard capping of a great night with a podium finish. Matt Jackson and Andy Pearce rounded out a classy top five.
Jordan Rae won the Formula 500 Dash for Cash event, from Dylan Beveridge and Dylan Willsher.

Matthew Symons meanwhile buried some Premier Speedway Demons with a solid victory in Round 3 of the Wingless Sprint Summer Slam Series.

Symons led South Australia’s Jack McCarthy and Ryan Furler.

The quick results of the full program are as follows:

Speedcars:

Heat One: 1st N40 Dave Lambert; 2nd S57 Robert Heard; 3rd V10 Travis Mills.

Heat Two: 1st S6 Andy Pearce; 2nd N14 Nathan Smee; 3rd V39 Nick Parker.

Heat Three: 1st N14 Nathan Smee; 2nd V9 Matt Jackson; 3rd V17 Mitch Whiting.

Heat Four: 1st V39 Nick Parker; 2nd V71 Domain Ramsay; 3rd V10 Travis Mills.

Speedcar A-Main (20 laps No Time): 1st N14 Nathan Smee; 2nd V39 Nick Parker; 3rd S57 Robert Heard; 4th V9 Matt Jackson; 5th S6 Andy Pearce; 6th N40 Jay Waugh; 7th V10 Travis Mills; 8th V71 Domain Ramsay; 9th V17 Mitch Whiting; 10th V3 Dillon Ghent; 11th N32 Daniel Paterson; 12th V72 Damian Bishop; 13th V25 Matt Papa; 14th V6 Matthew Brown; 15th 10m Caleb Mills; 16th 9NT Garth Thompson.

Wingless Sprints:

Heat One: 1st A1 Kyle Mock; 2nd VX89 Christopher Temby; 3rd VX62 Kasey Garlick.

Heat Two: 1st V79 Clint McLaren; 2nd V53 Samantha Miller; 3rd V67 Chris Halesworth.

Heat Three: 1st N41 Jason Bates; 2nd S5 Joel Chadwick; 3rd V1 Alex Ross.

Heat Four: 1st VX34 Adin Robertson; 2nd V10 Will Scott; 3rd V98 Peter Logue.

Heat Five: 1st VX64 Brett Pope; 2nd S1 Tyson Martin; 3rd V11 Matthew Symons.

Heat Six: 1st V33 Luke Storer; 2nd VX43 Ben Kirby; 3rd V95 Geoff Cook.

Heat Seven: 1st S23 Jack McCarthy; 2nd V79 Clint McLaren; 3rd N41 Jason Bates.

Heat Eight: 1st V1 Alex Ross; 2nd V93 Travis Miller; 3rd S5 Joel Chadwick.

Heat Nine: 1st S25 Ryan Furler; 2nd V4 Carly Walsh; 3rd S1 Tyson Martin.

Heat Ten: 1st V11 Matthew Symons; 2nd VX89 Christopher Temby; 3rd V60 Steven Hateley.

B-Main 1 (6 to Transfer): 1st V97 Blake Walsh; 2nd V53 Samantha Miller; 3rd VX32 Chris Ansell; 4th VX62 Kasey Garlick; 5th VX3 Reece Harris; 6th V10 Will Scott; 7th V8 Boyd Harris; 8th VX41 Aaron Kennett; 9th V64 Brittany Kuypers; 10th VX45 Kerry Bright; 11th V39 Tyson Benson; 12th VX70 Greg Hill; 13th VX92 Brayden McKay; 14th VX44 Glen Harris; 15th VX88 Esther Thompson; 16th S81 Kahn Aston.

B-Main 2 (6 to Transfer): 1st S86 Kirby Hillier; 2nd N58 Luke Sayre; 3rd V17 Andy Hibbert; 4th V95 Geoff Cook; 5th V49 Jake Dooley; 6th V84 Jake Warren; 7th V31 Mick Rigby; 8th VX99 Hayden Clifford; 9th VX84 Brad Warren; 10th V20 Thomas McDonald; 11th VX68 Kim-Loong Gosling; 12th V71 Leigh Estlick; 13th VX65 Tyler O’Leary; 14th V14 Rick Bailey; 15th V22 Craig McDonald; 16th V52 Scott Irons; 17th V34 Shaun Farnsworth; 18th VX81 Nathaniel Smith.

A-Main (30 laps): 1st V11 Matthew Symons; 2nd S23 Jack McCarthy; 3rd S26 Ryan Furler; 4th VX89 Christopher Temby; 5th S1 Tyson Martin; 6th S5 Joel Chadwick; 7th A1 Kyle Mock; 8th V93 Travis Millar; 9th N41 Jason Bates; 10th S86 Kirby Hillier; 11th VX34 Adin Robertson; 12th V97 Blake Walsh; 13th VX43 Ben Kirby; 14th V45 Bhoe Paterson; 15th V4 Carly Walsh; 16th V53 Samantha Miller; 17th V33 Luke Storer; 18th VX64 Brett Pope; 19th VX32 Chris Ansell; 20th V79 Clint McLaren; 21st V1 Alex Ross; 22nd V17 Andy Hibbert; 23rd N58 Luke Sayre; 24th V60 Steven Hateley.

Formula 500’s:
Qualifying One: 1. T71 Dylan Beveridge 13.232; 2. V58 Max Owen 13.287; 3. V4 Jack Bell 13.298; 4. V9 Jordan Rae 13.358; 5. SA44 Josh Munn 13.396; 6. N17 Blake Matthews 13.457; 7. V17 Indy Rae 13.470; 8. V28 Riley Amato 13.474; 9. V19 Brock Rae 13.485; 10. V72 Declan Robertson 13.505; 11. V94 Bailey Stephens 13.567; 12. V27 Jack Nolan 13.793; 13. V35 Jesse Ellston 13.948; 14. S32 Aaron Cook 14.085; 15. V10 Ben Telindert 14.568.

Qualifying Two: 1. V6 Dylan Willsher 13.261; 2. V37 James McDonald 13.308; 3. V14 Jett Speed 13.347; 4. V46 Will Carroll 13.493; 5. SA39 Brodie Davis 13.509; 6. V62 Stephen Malone 13.533; 7. V18 Jerome Speed 13.543; 8. V26 Bradley Malone 13.551; 9. V95 Dale Sinclair 13.603; 10. V2 Angus Hollis 13.611; 11. V71 Kurt Dunham 13.626; 12. V77 Jake Hose 13.693; 13. V25 Liam Russell 13.702; 14. V93 Alex Ryan 13.776; 15. G7 Tim Randell 13.834.

Heat One: 1st V187 Indy Rae; 2nd V9 Jordan Rae; 3rd T71 Dylan Beveridge.

Heat Two: 1st V6 Dylan Willsher; 2nd V93 Alex Ryan; 3rd V71 Kurt Dunham.
B-Main (12 Laps): 1. V37 James McDonald; 32. SA44 Josh Munn; 3. SQ39 Brodie Davis; 4. N17 Blake Matthews; 5. V2 Angus Hollis; 6. V95 Dale Sinclair; 7. V77 Jake Hose; 8. S32 Aaron Cook; 9. V27 Jack Nolan; 10. V35 Jesse Ellston; 11. V14 Jett Speed.

A-Main (20 Laps): 1. V9 Jordan Rae; 2. T71 Dylan Beveridge; 3. V6 Dylan Willsher; 4. V58 Max Owen; 5. V17 Indy Rae; 6. V37 James McDonald; 7. V28 Riley Amato; 8. SQ39 Brodie Davis; 9. V2 Angus Hollis; 10. V93 Alex Ryan; 11. V26 Bradley Malone; 12. V95 Dale Sinclair; 13. SA44 Josh Munn; 14. N17 Blake Matthews; 15. V62 Stephen Malone; 16. V77 Jake Hose; 17. V18 Jerome Speed; 18. V19 Brock Rae; 19. G7 Tim Randell; 20. V94 Bailey Stephens; 21. S32 Aaron Cook; 22. V71 Kurt Dunham; 23. V72 Declan Robinson; 24. V25 Liam Russell.

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on January 21, 22 & 23, 2022 and will feature the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Gates will open at 3pm with Racing to get underway at 5pm.

Tickets are available on-line via the Premier Speedway website or at the gates on race day.

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

 

 

Rusty back to back Beasley
Rusty Hickman won his 2nd Col Beasley Classic Saturday night at RD 3 of the Mainline DynoLog
Dynamometers All Star Series. Hickman was dominant from green to checker in the thrilling nonstop
30 lap final. While Hickman was in control of the lead it was not the same for P2 to P6 with both
Caruso’s, Hunter & Moule swapping places continually for final placings. In the end SA10 Steven
Caruso beat brother Mark home in 2nd, SA33 Mark Caruso crossed the line in 3rd, V73 Charles Hunter
4th and D26 Todd Moule rounding out the top 5. Hot on the tail tanks of the top 5 was VA9 Brad
Warren, hard charger V60 Jordyn Charge, Supercar legend V6 Cam Waters, SA98 past Aussie Champ
Chad Ely, and SA3 young Ben Morris. These guys battled hard and fast between each other putting
on a show for the huge crowd. With the top 12 cars all on the same lap it was a credit to all drivers
for the speed and respectful driving displayed.
An elated Hickman said “That 40 car is always a rocket ship and that’s all on Dad. I was considering
starting out of 2 but thought I’d stick to my guns and it was a last minute decision to start on pole. I
just ran the top and it was only till lap 5 or 6 that I looked down and saw that it was getting black and
thought I better drop to the bottom I don’t want to go 25 laps leading it then get passed. It was a
hard one leading it from green but it was good fun. I was rolling around at the start and having a bit
of a chat to Col and started getting a bit emotional especially when I got the checker. This one is for
you Col & Karen.”
The ever popular Farmer Phil Lock kicked the night off well timing in 3rd quick and picking up his heat
win. Finishing 14th in the A overall the team should be pleased with their results. V43 Corey
Sandow’s night was one of highs and lows, timing 6th quick overall and leading his heat easily before
tangling with a lap car going to rear for a second push; at the restart Sandow was squeezed and
climbed the catch fence ending his heat battle. Team Sandow worked hard rebuild the car for his
next heat and in doing so winning the Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award.
Heat race wins went to – Steven Caruso, Rusty Hickman X 2, Brendan Guerin, Charles Hunter, and
Phil Lock.
A Main results: - 1st V40 Rusty Hickman, 2nd SA33 Steven Caruso, 3rd SA33 Mark Caruso, 4th V73
Charles Hunter, 5th D26 Todd Moule, 6th VA9 Brad Warren, 7th V60 Jordyn Charge, 8th V6 Cam
Waters, 9th SA98 Chad Ely, 10th SA3 Ben Morris , 11th V7 Paul Solomon, 12th SA96 Brendan Guerin,
13th V39 Brett Smith 14th V4 Phil Lock, 15th NT52 Jason Bolitho, 16th V43 Corey Sandow , 17th VA91
Dan Scott, 18th V46 Jordan Abbott, 19th N46 Stacey Galliford, 20th D21 Zac Farrer – DNF.

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Zac Farrer - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Cam Waters
Hoosier Hero – Rusty Hickman – Hoosier WAV tyre
Bullseye Lucky 7 – Jordyn Charge - $100 cash
CCPH Random Draw – Jordyn Charge - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award – Jordan Abbott - Fire Extinguisher
Heath Hunter Hire Quick Time Award – Paul Solomon – $100 cash
HCC Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award – Corey Sandow - $100 cash
TEH Hard Charge – Jason Bolitho - $100 cash

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, JANUARY 9

Jason Kendrick won his fifth feature race of the season when a late-race move paid dividends at Ellenbrook Speedway on Saturday night.

Kendrick’s latest win was in round 9 of the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series that was also round 5 of the Speedway Australia Speedweek Series at the Maddington Toyota Summer Slam.

He won the twilight show from Daniel Harding and Callum Williamson.

The win wasn’t straight forward however that saw some of the front runners come to grief on the Ellenbrook surface and Kendrick spin out early before he raced through the pack and took the lead in the dying stages over Harding.

Dayne Kingshott, who started from pole, alongside Harding, got the jump at the start of the feature race and by the end of the first lap he led from Andrew Priolo, who started P4, Harding, Kendrick, who started p6, Jack Williamson, who got a great start after lining up in p10 and Callum Williamson, who came out of p5.

Kingshott quickly opened up a handy buffer over his rivals and four laps in he was on the back of backmarker Rod Howe.

On the sixth lap Jack Williamson, who was still comfortably holding down fifth, clipped the fence coming out of turn four, forcing the first restart.

Kingshott led the field away again and Callum Williamson got the better of Kendrick to move into fourth, before Kendrick then spun around and stalled - and on the restart, resumed from the rear of the field.

Next time away the field was frantic at the front and it was a bit too much for Priolo who bounced out of turn two and into the fence, compressing the field yet again.

Kingshott led away again over Harding and was enjoying a good lead as he got into heavy traffic before he spun around in turns 3-4.

It was a heartbreaking moment for Kingshott who was chasing down his second win in successive meetings.

On the next restart Kendrick was all over the back of Pryde who was fourth and after a couple of laps he got the job done.

With 12 laps to go Callum Williamson was closing the gap on Harding as they rounded up the backmarkers before AJ Nash, who was looking good for a podium placing, crashed hard in turn two for a red light situation.

It was a horrible way for Nash to end the night after he missed a couple of rounds following a massive crash at the Perth Motorplex recently.

In the break officials allowed crews to top up fuel loads in the cars.

When the field took the greens it was Harding from Williamson and Kendrick, with the latter sliding underneath Williamson quickly for second and then shut the gate on any return serve.

With four laps to go Kendrick was then on the back of Harding and after stalking him for a couple of laps, put in a blinder of a move to take the lead and set sail for the checkers.

Kendrick was naturally elated with the win and said he knew he had to dig deep after he made an early race error.

For Harding it was another podium, but another chance that slipped from his grasp as he went close to getting his second feature race win of the season.

And for Williamson it was another good Speedweek result that sees him lead the six-round series by 18 points as we head into the final round at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night.

He leads from Harding, Kingshott, Kendrick and Priolo in the race to secure the $10,000 first prize in the Speedway Australia-backed mini series.

Pryde, who started from p7, had a great night behind the wheel of the W14, finishing fourth for his best result of the season.

And importantly it was on a night that he played his Joker card and doubled his feature race points for the feature race.

As a result he has rocketed up from 12th in the points chase to sixth.

Maiolo also played his Joker card and after starting from p9, he finished fifth which gave him a massive points haul.

He went from ninth to fifth in the points.

Kingshott managed to claw his way back to sixth by the end of the 30 laps and while another win eluded him, he also left with positives - moving from fifth to third in the overall points.

Mitchell Wormall converted a p11 start to a p7 finish and this also gave his points a massive shot in the arm after playing the Joker.

Ryan Lancaster was eighth after starting from p13, while Matthew Cross was ninth after starting from P8 and Rod Howe was 10th after starting from p12.

Kendrick is still the main series points leader, holding down a handy 34 point buffer over second-placed Williamson who left the track straight after the race meeting to return to Geraldton, with his wife Sharnee still waiting to give birth to their first child.

Kingshott earnt his pole position for the main event after winning the A Dash from Nash, Callum Williamson, Pryde, Maiolo and Wormall, while Harding started on the outside of the front row after winning the B Dash from Priolo, Kendrick, Cross, Jack Williamson and Howe.

Kendrick was the quickest in his group and quickest overall at the start of the show to win the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time award.

The final round of Speedway Australia Speedweek will be held at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night, January 15.

It will also be the last chance that drivers have to play their Joker card and double their feature race points for the season.

Drivers who haven’t played their Joker by then will not get the chance to double their feature race points that is part of the overall Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series championship.

The fourth and final driver to play his Joker on the night was Darren Mewett who unfortunately suffered engine damage early in the show and was a no-show which was a disappointment as he was looking strong in the W55 that was running a smaller 360ci on the night.

Despite being underpowered Mewett was happy to be supporting the series and he joked afterwards that he would like to relinquish playing his Joker and do it when he was having a better night.

RESULTS:

Qualifying: Group 1: Jason Kendrick 15.460, Daniel Harding 15.637, AJ Nash 16.173, Jason Pryde 16.220, Brad Maiolo 16.423,, Mitchell Wormall 16.667, Ryan Lancaster 16.973, Darren Mewett 17.233.

Group 2: Dayne Kingshott 15.913, Andrew Priolo 16.313, Kris Coyle 16.640, Callum Williamson 17.070, Matthew Cross 17.670, Jack Williamson 17.993, Rod Howe 18.197.

Heat 1: 1st AJ Nash, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th Darren Mewett.

Heat 2: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Matthew Cross, 5th Jack Williamson, 6th Rod Howe. DNF: Kris Coyle.

A Dash: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd AJ Nash, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Mitchell Wormall.

B Dash: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Andrew Priolo, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Matthew Cross, 5th Jack Williamson, 6th Rod Howe.

Feature race: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Dayne Kingshott, 7th Mitchell Wormall, 8th Ryan Lancaster, 9th Matthew Cross, 10th Rod Howe. DNF: AJ Nash (lap 19), Andrew Priolo (lap 6), Jack Williamson (lap 5). DNS: Darren Mewett and Kris Coyle.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series point after Rd9: Jason Kendrick 1430, Callum Williamson 1396, Dayne Kingshott 1356, Andrew Priolo 1354, Brad Maiolo 1316, Jason Pryde 1266, Ryan Lancaster 1260, Daniel Harding 1256, Kris Coyle 1250, Taylor Milling 1226, Matthew Cross 1102, AJ Nash 1004, Jack Williamson 994, Mitchell Wormall 986, Jaydee Dack 962, Trevor Jolly 960, Shaun Bradford 848, Trent Pigdon 784, David Priolo 724, Darren Mewett 720, Todd Davis 496, Chace Karpenko 400, Kaiden Manders 376, Cameron McKenzie 374, James Inglis 334, Robbie Farr 278, George Eaton 278, Rod Howe 130.

Speedway Australia Speedweek points after Rd 5 of 6: Callum Williamson 734, Daniel Harding 716, Dayne Kingshott 714, Jason Kendrick 706, Andrew Priolo 676, Brad Maiolo 672, Jason Pryde 648, Ryan Lancaster 630, Mitchell Wormall 618, Kris Coyle 592, Taylor Milling 536, Jack Williamson 530, Matthew Cross 496, Jaydee Dack 482, Trevor Jolly 482, Trent Pigdon 462, Cameron McKenzie 374, AJ Nash 366, Shaun Bradford 268, Kaiden Manders 264, Darren Mewett 170, Rod Howe 130, Todd Davis 118, David Priolo 110.

Jokers played this round: Brad Maiolo, Darren Mewett, Jason Pryde and Mitchell Wormall.

Hoosier Tyre lucky draw: Darren Mewett.

Next round: Rd10 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedway Australia Speedweek final - Perth Motorplex, Saturday, January 15.

 

 

TIM BUCKWALTER, BILLY PAUCH, JR. & MATT ROSELLI TAKE $1,000 TO WIN IRONTON AUTO BODY INDOOR TQ MIDGET QUALIFIERS FRIDAY ON DAY ONE OF INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES ALLENTOWN PPL CENTER OPENER; 40 LAP FEATURE SET FOR SATURDAY, CHAMP KART AND SLINGSHOT HEATS HELP SET FIELD FOR SATURDAY FEATURES

ALLENTOWN, PA SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2022 . . . TQ Midget drivers Tim Buckwalter, Billy Pauch, Jr. and Matt Roselli were the winners of a trio of 20-lap TQ Midget Qualifiers Friday night that helped set the field for Saturday's Indoor Auto Racing Series races inside Allentown, PA's PPL Center.

In the first Qualifier, Buckwalter, driving a car owned by Dave Pippard and Mark Lafler, outran Tommy Catalano, and Andy Jankowiak, who earlier in the afternoon had set fastest time at 7.947 seconds from among 43 entries.

Billy Pauch, Jr., who was making just his third career TQ Midget start, was a surprise winner in the second Qualifier, driving a TQ owned by Jason Simmons. The team had been formed just a week earlier. Ryan Flores, the winningest TQ feature in Allentown racing history, was second and Tim Iulg was a fast closing third.

Matt Roselli's win in the third Qualifier aboard the Roselli family entry, came over Joey Bailey, 2021 ATQMRA outdoor champion and Anthony Sesely. Both Bailey and Sesely's finishing positions were elevated when apparent second place finisher Tyler Lindsay's car was disqualified for a width rule violation after finishing second.

Prior to the TQ Qualifiers, Andy Jankowiak won the TQ Pole Dash Time Trial Challenge run among the top 12 TQ time trial drivers, sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport, with a 7.553 lap.

Earlier in the busy event card, three 10-lap TQ heat races, for drivers who were outside the top 12 in time trials, were won by Mike Christopher, Jr., Shawn Nye and Anthony Sesely.

Scott Neary set fast time for the 22 Slingshot entries with a 10.209 clocking. Neary, Jared Silfee, and Brett Bieber won the three 10-lap heat races.

Doug Stearly out qualified 29 other Champ Kart entrants with a lap of 8.864 seconds. Chase Keister, Seth Whitney, and Anthony Colandro were the three Champ Kart heat winners.

Ironton Global and Ironton Telephone and Internet are the Allentown Indoor Auto Racing Series title sponsors.

On Saturday, doors open and Fan Fest begins at 5 PM with racing starting at 7:00 PM sharp. The on-track Fan Fest is available at no extra charge to ticket holders who chose the option when making their ticket purchase.

Good seats for Saturday night's racing are still available. To order online visit www.pplcenter.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the arena box office, which opens at 12 noon.

With drivers from nine states and Canada represented among the 100-plus entries in three divisions for the sixth edition of the event, those who cannot travel to Allentown, Pa. this weekend can now watch the action at home.

DTD-TV is offering Saturday night’s action as part of a package deal for $39.99 by going directly to DirtTrackDigest.TV or a link available at indoorautoracing.com.

First TQ Midget Qualifier Finish (20 Laps): 1. Tim Buckwalter, 2. Tommy Catalano, 3. Andy Jankowiak, 4. Trevor Catalano, 5. Steve Kemery, 6. Andrew Nye, 7. Timmy Catalano, 8. Ryan Susice, 9. Mike Christopher Jr., 10. Earl Paules, 11. Missy Bootes, 12. Mike Bednar, 13. Derek Robbie, 14. Ron Mullen. Did Not Start: Shea Wills.

Second TQ Midget Qualifier Finish (20 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch Jr., 2. Ryan Flores, 3. Tim Iulg, 4. Shea Wills, 5. Briggs Danner, 6. Christopher Hirt, 7. Tim Nye, 8. Jon Reid, 9. Scott Kreutter, 10. Jeremy Haudricourt, 11. Matthew Galko. 12. Cole Mullen, 13. Shawn Nye, 14. Chris deRitis, 15. Ryan Tidman.

Third TQ Midget Qualifier Finish (20 Laps): 1. Matt Roselli, 2. Joey Bailey, 3. Anthony Sesely, 4. Matt Janisch, 5. Kyle Lick, 6. Pat Bealer, 7. Max McLaughlin, 8. Frank Cozze, 9. Ryan Bartlett, 10. Kyle Hutchinson, 11. Doug Stearly, 12. Bruce Leote. Did Not Start: Cory DiMatteo. Disqualified: Tyler Lindsay.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES MONDAY, JANUARY 3

After showing so much promise and going close on occasions, Dayne Kingshott finally broke through for his maiden sprintcar feature race win at the Perth Motorplex on Sunday night.

Kingshott parked the Krikke Motorsport W2 in victory lane at the end of the 30-lap feature race that was round 8 of the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series and Rd4 of the six-night Speedway Australia Speedweek.

Kingshott started from p4 in the final after earlier in the night taking a second in his heat race and a second in the B Dash.

He won the final from Jason Kendrick and Callum Williamson.

Taylor Milling and Trent Pigdon started on the front row with Milling going into the final with wins in his heat race and the A Dash, while Pigdon was the quickest qualifier in his group at the start of the night and third fastest overall.

Pigdon then took a second in his heat race and a win in the B Dash.

Milling got the jump on the start over Pigdon, Kingshott, Kendrick and Andrew Priolo and three laps in, the leading trio had a gap over the rest of the field.

Milling was setting a cracking pace at the front and pushing hard, unfortunately too hard when he went too deep in pits bend with 10 laps completed, damaging the Totally Workwear W25 too much for a restart.

This gave Pigdon the lead and he led the next restart from Kingshott, Kendrick, Callum Williamson and Priolo.

A few laps later Kris Coyle was looking racy and got up to fourth while Williamson, who lost momentum for a while, was railing the W3 up the top and back into fifth.

The top three were all running slightly different lines to gain an advantage and their battle regrouped after Jack Williamson spun in the first turn.

The top five on the next start was still Pigdon, Kingshott, Kendrick, Coyle and Priolo, with Williamson now back to sixth.

A couple of laps later Kendrick was all over the back of Pigdon and looking for a way through.

The caution lights were on again after Ryan Lancaster and Jack Williamson both came to grief at the end of the main straight.

Kingshott pulled away on the next restart and was never headed, although he conceded post race that the engine was “laying over” in the dying stages and he was just hoping it would last the distance.

Kendrick slotted into second over Pigdon with five maps to go and late in the show Williamson, who had moved to fourth, was putting heat on Pigdon, and eventually took the final podium spot on the run to the flag.

For Kendrick it was a better night after struggling in the two previous shows and also not getting enough traction early on in the night, with the crew changing the gear ratios to try and get the right balance.

For Williamson it was a good finish after he set the Victory 1 Performance Quick time at the start of the night.

As soon as the race was over Williamson made the long trek back to Geraldton to be with his wife Sharnee who is due to give birth to their first child any day now.

Pigdon held on for fourth but it would have been a bitter pill to swallow for the driver of the TD Granny Flats and Modular Homes W19, leading for a good part of the race and looking very strong.

Andrew Priolo finished fifth after starting from p6 and again continues to be close to the mark.

He said he just needs to get a better outcome from qualifying at the start of the event to give him the best possible chance of a major placing

Daniel Harding was sixth after starting from P9, while seventh went to Coyle who started from p10.

Brad Maiolo started from p15 after he damaged the LJM Racing W77 in the first heat of the night.

On the first lap the caution lights came on as the field raced into the back straight and unfortunately Maiolo couldn’t avoid a slowing Pigdon, seeing his car slide backwards into the pit gate.

His recovery in the feature to move up seven spots to eighth earns him this round’s Kincrome Hard Charger award.

Jason Pryde crossed the line in ninth after starting from P9, while 10th went to Jaydee Dack who started from p12.

Trevor Jolly started and finished 11th, while Mitchell Wormall started 14th and finished 12th.

Callum Williamson still leads the Speedway Australia Speedweek points after four of the six rounds have been completed.

He has a 14-point buffer over Kingshott, while Harding is third, Kendrick is fourth and Priolo is fifth.

Meanwhile Kendrick has extended his lead by two more points for the overall series championship.

Williamson is still second while Andrew Priolo has moved up to third and Milling has dropped back to fourth.

Kingshott, Coyle, Lancaster and Harding continue to occupy the next four spots while Maiolo has moved from 10th to ninth and Pryde has moved from 12th into the top 10.

After a busy schedule with four race meetings in a week, teams now have a break before resuming racing at Ellenbrook Speedway next Saturday, January 8.

This will be the second last chance drivers have to play their Joker card and double their feature race points for the night - they must make the declaration at the pre-race driver briefing.

The final round to play their Joker will be the Speedway Australia Speedweek final - back at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, January 15.

RESULTS Qualifying

Group 1: Trent Pigdon 13.959, Brad Maiolo 14.094, Taylor Milling 14.152, Jason Kendrick 14.337, Kris Coyle 14.340, Daniel Harding 14.367, Ryan Lancaster 14.364.

Group 2: Callum Williamson 13.840, Jack Williamson 13.883, Jason Pryde 14.025, Trevor Jolly 14.076, Jaydee Dack 14.162, Andrew Priolo 14.317 and Mitchell Wormall 14.474.

Heat 1: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd Trent Pigdon, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Ryan Lancaster, DNF: Brad Maiolo.

Heat 2: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Jason Pryde, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Jack Williamson, 6th Jaydee Dack, 7th Mitchell Wormall, 8th Trevor Jolly.

A Dash: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Jack Williamson, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Trevor Jolly.

B Dash: 1st Trent Pigdon, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Jaydee Dack.

Feature: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Trent Pigdon, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Daniel Harding, 7th Kris Coyle, 8th Brad Maiolo, 9th Jason Pryde, 10th Jaydee Dack, 11th Trevor Jolly, 12th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Ryan Lancaster, Jack Williamson and Taylor Milling,

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points after Rd8: Jason Kendrick 1280, Callum Williamson 1252, Andrew Priolo 1228, Taylor Milling 1226, Dayne Kingshott 1218, Kris Coyle 1200, Ryan Lancaster 1126, Daniel Harding 1110, Brad Maiolo 1036, Jason Pryde 982, Matthew Cross 970, Jaydee Dack 962, Trevor Jolly 960, AJ Nash 876, Jack Williamson 870, Shaun Bradford 848, Trent Pigdon 784, David Priolo 724, Mitchell Wormall 714, Darren Mewett 620, Todd Davis 496, Chace Karpenko 400, Kaiden Manders 376, Cameron McKenzie 374, James Inglis 334, Robbie farr 278, George Eaton 278.

Speedway Australia Speedweek Series after Rd4 of 6: Callum Williamson 590, Dayne Kingshott 576, Daniel Harding 570, Jason Kendrick 556, Andrew Priolo 550, Kris Coyle 542, Taylor Milling 536, Brad Maiolo 532, Jason Pryde 506, Ryan Lancaster 496, Jaydee Dack 482, Trevor Jolly 482, Mitchell Wormall 482, Trent Pigdon 462, Jack Williamson 406, Cameron McKenzie 374, Matthew Cross 364, Shaun Bradford 268, Kaiden Manders 264, AJ Nash 238, Darren Mewett 120, Todd Davis 118, David Priolo 110.

Hoosier lucky tyre draw: Callum Williamson.

Kincrome Hard Charger: Brad Maiolo.

Upcoming rounds

Ellenbrook Speedway, January 8

Rd9 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd5

Perth Motorplex, January 15

Rd10 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek FINAL

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, JANUARY 2

For the second night in a row Callum Williamson has been the top dog when the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series rolled into the Perth Motorplex.

On Saturday night the defending series champion won round 7 of the overall series that was also round 3 of the Speedway Australia Speedweek and as a result of the two wins and a second, he is leading the Speedweek points at the halfway mark.

Williamson took the latest win from Daniel Harding and Brad Maiolo, winning an epic dog fight with Harding that saw the duo trade blows on countless occasions, putting on an absolute sensational show for the appreciative crowd.

The winner admitted to being totally exhausted at the completion of the final, saying he was pushed to the absolute limit by Harding who was relentless in his attacks.

For Williamson it has also been an emotionally draining time as he only drove back from Geraldton on race day after spending time with his heavily-pregnant wife Sharnee who is due to give birth to their first child any day now.

As the field went four wide for the parade lap at the start of the feature race Matthew Cross made his way to the infield work area where the team dealt with a suspected electrical fault and he managed to take his spot at the rear of the field before the race got underway.

At the green light Harding and Williamson went at it, running side by side for the first couple of laps before Williamson got the upper hand.

At the same time Maiolo and Dayne Kingshott were also forming the start of what would be a race-long battle that also saw them push each other to the absolute limit.

A couple laps into the race and Williamson had the upper hand and after just a handful of laps he was into lapped traffic with Harding, Maiolo, Kingshott and Kaiden Manders all in hot pursuit.

With 10 laps in the books Williamson had opened up a handy lead and a couple of laps later Jason Kendrick, who started P11, was up to P8 before he hit the back of Taylor Milling’s car on the back straight, seeing him drive into the work area for some adjustments before resuming from the rear of the field for the restart.

Just prior to Kendrick going to the work area he was hit from behind as he slowed by Jack Williamson who sustained nose wing damage and also headed to the work area.

The next time away Callum Williamson grabbed the holeshot but he was then passed by Harding on the next lap, just before Trevor Jolly spun in turns 1-2.

Harding, who was now in the lead, was running a lower and defensive line before Williamson put in a big move with 12 laps to go to retake the lead.

The front duo was pushing hard when Jaydee Dack and Matthew Cross came together in the first turns and only some great driving saw Williamson find a small gap between the two damaged cards as he tried to avoid the carnage.

With six laps remaining Williamson led away Harding, Kingshott, Maiolo and Manders and three laps later he had a sizeable lead.

Maiolo then went under Kingshott for third and after they ran side by side for a couple of laps, he managed to solidify third spot.

Harding pushed as hard as he could to try and peg back the gap to Williamson but to no avail.

Despite missing out on his second feature race win of the year, he said it was a fun race and he enjoyed the combat with Williamson.

For Maiolo it was a welcome return to form after he has struggled in the first handful of shows for the 2021-22 season.

His confidence was also given a boost earlier in the night when he took a heat race win.

For the second night in a row Kingshott was the quickest in his qualifying group and quickest overall to be the Victory 1 Performance Quick Timer, thanks to a 13.530 second circulation.

Kendrick was second overall and quickest in the second group with a 13.602 second lap.

After Williamson and Maiolo claimed a heat win each, Williamson then won the A Dash from Kingshott and Ryan Lancaster, while Harding won the B Dash from Maiolo and Andrew Priolo.

Trent Pigdon won the Midpack Madness from Cameron McKenzie and Dack.

Kingshott held on for fourth after starting from p3, while Manders, who started from p8, crossed the line in fifth.

Kris Coyle was one of only two drivers to play their Joker card on the night and he finished sixth, banking some solid series points.

Andrew Priolo started from p6 and finished seventh, while Milling, who started p10, finished eight.

Kendrick managed to claw back some ground after going to the rear of the field at one point, to finish ninth, after initially starting from p11 - and as a result is this round’s Kincrome Hard Charger.

Pigdon had a good recovery to claim 10th after earlier in the night having issues in qualifying and then racing in the Midpack Madness where he started the main event from p13.

Jason Pryde started from p9 and finished 11th, while Lancaster struggled after starting from p5 and crossing the line in 12th.

Cameron McKenzie was 13th after starting p13, Jolly was 14th after starting 16th and Jack Williamson, the other driver to play his Joker, started p12 and was the last finisher in 15th.

Teams now have a tight turnaround, as they are back at the Perth Motorplex tonight, Sunday, January 2, for the next round.

There are only two more opportunities drivers have to play their Joker hand - at Ellenbrook Speedway weekend on January 8 - and then back at the Motorplex on January 15.

Despite struggling in the past two rounds, Kendrick is still the leader in the overall Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points.

Williamson has moved into second overall but is still 26 points shy of the lead, while Milling is third, Priolo is fourth and Kingshott rounds out the top five.

However when it comes to the points in the Speedway Australia Speedweek Series, it is Williamson who is the driver to beat, holding down a 14-point lead over Harding, Kingshott, Milling and Kendrick.

An overall $20,000 prize purse will go to the drivers who contest all six rounds, with $10,000 of that going to the winner.

RESULTS
Qualifying:

Group 1. Dayne Kingshott 13.550, Andrew Priolo 13.886, Ryan Lancaster 13.951, Callum Williamson 13.974, Jason Pryde 14.034, Taylor Milling 14.056, Trevor Jolly 14.109, Trent Pigdon 14.418, Mitchell Wormall 14.844.

Group 2. Jason Kendrick 13.602, Daniel Harding 13.666, Brad Maiolo 13.725, Kaiden Manders 13.739, Kris Coyle 13.874, Jack Williamson 13.875, Jaydee Dack 14.253, Cameron McKenzie 15.322, Matthew Cross 14.516.

Heat 1: 1st Ryan Lancaster, 2nd Callum Willliamson, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Dayne Kingshott 5th Trent Pigdon, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Mitchell Wormall, 9th Trevor Jolly,

Heat 2: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Kaiden Manders, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Jack Williamson, 7th Cameron McKenzie, 8th Matthew Cross, DNF: Jaydee Dack.

A Dash: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Ryan Lancaster, 4th Kris Coyle, 5th Jason Pryde, DNF Jason Kendrick.

B Dash: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Kaiden Manders, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Jack Willlliamson.

Midpack Madness: 1st Trent Pigdon, 2nd Cameron McKenzie, 3rd Jaydee Dack, 4th Trevor Jolly, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Matthew Cross.

Feature race: 1st Callum Wiliamson, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Dayne Kingshott, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Kris Coylke, 7th Andrew Priolo, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Jason Kendrick, 10th Trent Pigdon, 11th Jason Pryde, 12th Ryan Lancaster, 13th Cameron McKenzie, 14th Trevor Jolly, 15th Jack Williamson. DNF: Jaydee Dack, Matthew Cross, Mitchell Wormall.

Jokers played this round: Jack Williamson and Kris Coyle.

Hoosier lucky tyre draw: Cameron McKenzie.

Kincrome Hard Charger: Jason Kendrick.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series overall points: Jason Kendrick 1134 (Joker), Callum Williamson 1108 (Joker), Taylor Milling 1104 (Joker), Andrew Priolo 1088 (Joker), Dayne Kingshott 1068 (Joker), Ryan Lancaster 1002 (Joker), Daniel Harding 972, Matthew Cross (Joker) 970, Kris Coyle 926 (Joker), Brad Maiolo 902, AJ Nash 876 (Joker), Jason Pryde 850, Shaun Bradford 848 (Joker), Jaydee Dack 832, Trevor Jolly 832 (Joker), David Priolo 724 (Joker), Jack Williamson 700 (Joker), Trent Pigdon 642, Darren Mewett 620, Mitchell Wormall 588, Todd Davis 496, Chace Karpenko 400, Kaiden Manders 376, Cameron McKenzie 374, James Inglis 334, Robbie Farr 278, George Eaton 278.

Speedway Australia Speedweek points: Callum Williamson 446, Daniel Harding 432, Dayne Kingshott 426, Taylor Milling 414, Jason Kendrick, 410, Andrew Priolo 410, Kris Coyle 406, Brad Maiolo 398, Jason Pryde 374, Cameron McKenzie 374, Ryan Lancaster 372, Matthew Cross 364, Mitchell Wormall 356, Jack Williamson 356, Trevor Jolly 354, Jaydee Dack 352, Trent Pigdon 320, Shaun Bradford 268, Kaiden Manders 264, AJ Nash 238, Darren Mewett 120, Todd Davis 118, David Priolo 110.

Perth Motorplex, January 2

Rd8 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd4

Ellenbrook Speedway, January 8

Rd9 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd5

Perth Motorplex, January 15

Rd10 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek FINAL

 

 

Famous Name Salutes in Victorian Sprintcar Title

Fresha Fruit Juice Warrnambool presented two big feature events at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool as the Victorian Sprintcar Title and the Junior Sedan Neville Pike Cup were contested.

A big New Year’s Day crowd witnessed some exciting racing, as Matthew Dumesny claimed his maiden Victorian Sprintcar Title after a race long battle with eventual runner up David Murcott. Daniel Pestka backed up his podium finish at Max’s Race in December with another strong third place run while James McFadden captured the Victorian Speedweek Bonus with a fourth race finish backing up his win at Avalon on Thursday night.

By virtue of being the overall fastest qualifier James McFadden picked up an extra $250.00 from Tony Loxley and Full Throttle Publishing.

The five heat races were inverted by six based on qualifying times and were taken out by Marcus Dumesny, Rusty Hickman, Brett Milburn, Brendan Quinn and Matthew Reed. The D-Main was won by Tim Hutchins, while Leigh Mugavin, Robbie Paton and Kevin Reeves also transferred to the C-Main.

The C-Main again saw four drivers with Cameron Waters taking the win from Andrew Hughes, Lachlan McDonough and Dayne Bentvelzen.

The B-Main was littered with stoppages; however, Ryan Jones took the win and made his way to the A-Main along with Darren Mollenoyux, Jordyn Charge, Matthew Reed, Peter Doukas and Callum Walker.

In the 30-lap final Dumesny was all class at the front of the field despite consistently being pressured by David Murcott as they made their way through lap traffic.

Daniel Pestka was again prominent in third with McFadden and Lines rounding out the top five.

The Junior Sedan Neville Pike Cup for 2022 saw Carter Metcalfe claim the coveted prize as he led home Linken Paterson and Tanner Barclay in an entertaining affair.

In the New Stars Junior Sedans, the 12-lap final saw Jayden Lock set a new 12 lap Junior Sedan record in a strong display winning the final ahead of Jake Bradley and Jasmine Bryant. The new 12 lap time was 3:31.215.

The quick results of the nights program are as follows:

Sprintcars:

Time Trial Group One: 1. W17 James McFadden 11.754; 2. N57 Matthew Dumesny 12.055; 3. V48 Adam King 12.157; 4. VA81 Rhys Baxter 12.179; 5. N47 Marcus Dumesny 12.180; 6. V27 Ross Jarred 12.278; 7. V17 Dennis Jones 12.339; 8. S38 Lachlan McDonough 12.452; 9. VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen 12.521; 10. V57 Troy Hose 12.835; 11. V63 Kevin Reeves 13.528.

James McFadden was the fastest overall qualifier earning $250.00 from Tony Loxley and Full Throttle Publishing. Time Trial Group Two: 1. V37 Grant Anderson 11.904; 2. S20 Glen Sutherland 11.952; 3. N99 Carson Macedo 12.015; 4. VA12 Mark Carlin 12.092; 5. V60 Jordyn Charge 12.125; 6. V88 Rusty Hickman 12.132; 7. VA36 Ashley Cook 12.190; 8. V28 Andrew Hughes 12.318; 9. V75 Mitchell Smith 12.499; 10. V2 Domain Ramsay 12.676; 11. N72 Coby Elliott 13.312.

Time Trial Group Three: 1. V45 Steven Lines 12.024; 2. V7 Paul Solomon 12.069; 3. V25 Jamie Veal 12.098; 4. V98 Peter Doukas 12.176; 5. V68 Brett Milburn 12.268; 6. V72 Jacob Smith 12.336; 7. V6 Cameron Waters 12.359; 8. VA75 David Donegan 12.493; 9. V30 Michael Coad 12.836; 10. NT27 Luke Weel No Take Taken.

Time Trial Group Four: 1. S63 Ryan Jones 12.000 ; 2. V3 Darren Mollenoyux 12.049; 3. T62 Tate Frost 12.069; 4. Q33 Callum Walker 12.190; 5. S14 Brendan Quinn 12.285; 6. VA29 Terry Rankin 12.329; 7. V71 Marcus Green 12.442; 8. VA88 Grant Stansfield 12,533; 9. VA22 Leigh Mugavin 12.791; 10. V81 Robbie Paton 12.805; 11. VA57 Harrison Swan 13.598.

Time Trial Group Five: 1. S97 David Murcott 11,763; 2. V90 Corey McCullagh 11.790; 3. S27 Daniel Pestka 11.895; 4. VA25 Jack Lee 11.945; 5. V39 Brett Smith 11.994; 6. V92 Matthew Reed 12.269; 7. V56 James Aranyosi 12.287; 8. V44 Tim Van Ginneken 12.316; 9. T7 Tim Hutchins 12.450; 10. D26 Todd Moule 12.663.

Heat One: 1st N47 Marcus Dumesny; 2nd N57 Matthew Dumesny; 3rd V48 Adam King; 4th W17 James McFadden; 5th V57 Troy Hose.

Heat Two: 1st V88 Rusty Hickman; 2nd V60 Jordyn Charge; 3rd N99 Carson Macedo; 4th VA12 Mark Carlin; 5th S20 Glen Sutherland.

Heat Three: 1st V68 Brett Milburn; 2nd V25 Jamie Veal; 3rd V72 Jacob Smith; 4th V98 Peter Doukas; 5th V45 Steven Lines.

Heat Four: 1st S14 Brendan Quinn; 2nd T62 Tate Frost; 3rd VA29 Terry Rankin; 4th Q33 Callum Walker; 5th V3 Darren Mollenoyux.

Heat Five: 1st V92 Matthew Reed; 2nd S27 Daniel Pestka; 3rd S97 David Murcott; 4th VA25 Jack Lee; 5th V90 Corey McCullagh.

Sprintcar D-Main 8 laps (Top 4 Transfer to A-Main): 1st T7 Tim Hutchins; 2nd VA22 Leigh Mugavin; 3rd V81 Robbie Paton; 4th V63 Kevin Reeves; 5th N15 Luke Thomas; 6th N72 Coby Elliott; 7th V27 Ross Jarred; 8th VA57 Harrison Swan.

Sprintcar C-Main 15 laps (Top 4 Transfer to A-Main): 1st V6 Cameron Waters; 2nd V28 Andrew Hughes; 3rd S38 Lachlan McDonough; 4th VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen; 5th VA36 Ashley Cook; 6th VA75 David Donegan; 7th T7 Tim Hutchins; 8th D26 Todd Moule; 9th VA22 Leigh Mugavin; 10th V75 Mitchell Smith; 11th V63 Kevin Reeves; 12th V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 13th V56 James Aranyosi; 14th V81 Robbie Paton; 15th V57 Troy Hose; 16th VA81 Rhys Baxter; 17th VA88 Grant Stansfield; 18th V30 Michael Coad.

Sprintcar B-Main 20 laps (Top 6 Transfer to A-Main): 1st S63 Ryan Jones; 2nd V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 3rd V60 Jordyn Charge; 4th V92 Matthew Reed; 5th V98 Peter Doukas; 6th Q33 Callum Walker; 7th VA12 Mark Carlin; 8th S38 Lachlan McDonough; 9th V6 Cameron Waters; 10th V28 Andrew Hughes; 11th VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen; 12th V88 Rusty Hickman; 13th VA25 Jack Lee; 14th VA29 Terry Rankin; 15th V39 Brett Smith; 16th S20 Glen Sutherland; 17th V7 Paul Solomon.

Sprintcar A-Main (30 laps No Time): 1st N57 Matthew Dumesny; 2nd S97 David Murcott; 3rd S27 Daniel Pestka; 4th W17 James McFadden; 5th V45 Steven Lines; 6th V37 Grant Anderson; 7th N99 Carson Macedo; 8th V25 Jamie Veal; 9th N47 Marcus Dumesny; 10th T62 Tate Frost; 11th V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 12th Q33 Callum Walker; 13th S63 Ryan Jones; 14th V48 Adam King; 15th V68 Brett Milburn; 16th V92 Matthew Reed; 17th V60 Jordyn Charge; 18th V98 Peter Doukas; 19th V90 Corey McCullagh; 20th S14 Brendan Quinn.

(Start Order: 1. S97; 2. N57; 3. W17; 4. S27; 5. T62; 6. V25; 7. N99; 8. V45; 9. V48; 10. N47; 11. V68; 12. S14; 13. V90; 14. V37; 15. S63; 16.V3; 17. V60; 18. V92; 19. V98; 20. Q33.

Lap Leaders: 1-30 N57 Matthew Dumesny

Junior Sedan Neville Pike Cup:

Top Stars: Heat 1A: 1st AX10 Bree Simpson; 2nd AX63 James Oliver; 3rd AX47 River Paterson; 4th N61 Logan Muir; 5th C81 Miller Throckmorton.

Heat One 1B: 1st MDA10 Carter Metcalfe; 2nd AX49 Jayden Bryant; 3rd P95 Tanner Barclay; 4th AX93 Seth Sloane; 5th B33 Bailey Rumler.

Heat 2A: 1st AX93 Seth Sloane; 2nd AV5 Fletcher Barron; 3rd B33 Bailey Rumler; 4th AX10 Bree Simpson; 5th C81 Miller Throckmorton.

Heat 2B: 1st AX48 Linken Paterson; 2nd P95 Tanner Barclay; 3rd AX85 Rhys Meakins; 4th MDA10 Carter Metcalfe; 5th AX47 River Paterson (New 8 Lap Record: 2:19.376).

A-Main: 1. MDA10 Carter Metcalfe; 2. AX48 Linken Paterson; 3. P95 Tanner Barclay; 4. AX10 Bree Simpson; 5. AX49 Jayden Bryant; 6. AX33 Seth Sloane; 7. AV5 Fletcher Barron; 8. AX85 Rhys Meakins; 9. C81 Miller Throckmorton; 10. AX62 Christine Oliver; 11. HA29 Rylan Pech; 12. AX63 James Oliver; 13. AV8 Blake Glynn; 14. HA7 Jacob Tinworth; 15. N69 Jessica O’Donnell; 16. AX23 Tamika Simpson; 17. N61 Logan Mair; 18. AX47 River Paterson. (Please note Junior Results Subject to Confirmation).

New Stars: Heat 1: 1st AV19 Jake Bradley; 2nd S4 Jayden Lock; 3rd AV45 Isabella Thornton; 4th AX29 Jasmine Bryant; 5th B42 Tayla Whatmore.

Heat 2: 1st AV19 Jake Bradley; 2nd S4 Jayden Lock; 3rd AX29 Jasmine Bryant; 4th AV45 Isabella Thornton; 5th N27 Tristan Jarred.

A-Main: 1. S4 Jayden Lock; 2. AV19 Jake Bradley; 3. AX29 Jasmine Bryant; 4. AV45 Isabella Thornton; 5. N27 Tristan Jarred; 6. B42 Tayla Whatmore; 7. L95 Toby Cook; 8. S52 Zammy Noseda. (New 12 Lap Record: 3:31.215).

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Sunday January 9, 2022, and will feature the Wingless Sprint Summer Slam Series, Formula 500’s and the Beasley Memorial for Speedcars.

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

Tickets will be available on-line from Tuesday January 4 at 10.00am.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29

Callum Williamson finally broke through for a win in the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series, taking an epic win at the Perth Motorplex on Tuesday night.

The defending series champion has had a tough start to the season, enduring mechanical issues, but in round six of the series, that was also round two of the six-night Speedway Australia State Series, Williamson took a dominating win from Dayne Kingshott and Kris Coyle.

It was a big night for the Geraldton driver who also took victory in the early 360 sprintcar feature race, subbing for Trevor Reynolds in the W15 as part of the Merger Contracting Sprintcar Muster that attracted more than 70 sprintcars.

Early on Williamson started from P4 for the 30-lap final and tucked in behind Harding, who started from P2 and Kingshott who was on the pole and earlier in the night set the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time.

Midpack was where all the action was and only a few laps in, AJ Nash flipped hard and high in turn four, with Jaydee Dack and Jason Kendrick being caught up in it when the red lights came on.

Both these cars went to the work area to try and get repairs done in time.

Dack was the first one to make it back onto the track and Kendrick just rolled onto the track as the field took the green, albeit without a front wing and a new front axle.

Meanwhile Harding took the lead on the restart, with Williamson slotting into second ahead of Kingshott and Milling, with a gap back to the rest of the field.

With nine laps in the books Harding was up into lapped traffic which included Kendrick.

Then as he went to pass Kendrick, Jason Pryde slowed up on the main straight for a restart.

Kendrick again raced to the work area and had a front wing bolted on to continue from the back of the pack while Pryde’s crew also thrashed in the work area but were not able to regroup in time.

On the restart Williamson put in a telling move to take the lead from Harding and Kingshott and they put a bit of a gap on the rest of the field.

With 17 laps to go Jaydee Dack clouted the fence on the main straight, forcing another restart.

At this time officials relegated Mitchell Wormall two spots for passing under the cone.

Next time away it was Williamson from Harding, Kingshott and Milling and shortly afterwards Kingshott got underneath Harding for second and then Coyle also pushed Harding back a spot.

The track was getting darker as the race went on, taking a lot of rubber, which was expected given the warm conditions Perth has experienced in recent days.

As the race progressed Williamson exercised his advantage and the gap between himself and Kingshott at the end was 5.304 seconds.

The win also elevated the Geraldton driver from fourth to third in the overall series points.

For Kingshott it was another good result but also another opportunity lost for his maiden win in the Krikke Motorsport W2.

Despite the disappointment, he was still happy with the progress made and was looking forward to going one step higher on the podium real soon - and he maintained fifth in the series points.

For Coyle it was a solid effort for a couple of reasons.

Firstly he started from P13 in the final and put in one hell of an effort to finish on the podium - making up nine spots.

What a lot of people didn’t realise was he was also suffering from a bout of gastro, making the job of driving a sprintcar just that much harder.

Coyle moved up from 12th to 11th in the series points.

Harding missed out on converting another front row start into a win, slipping back to fourth by the end of the journey, but it was still another solid points haul in the W41 to move from 11th to 10th overall.

Andrew Priolo converted a dreadful start into a big positive, taking fifth after starting from P22.

Priolo’s crew had to go back to his workshop on the other side of the city to source another motor after he failed to even post a time in qualifying and missed his heat race.

As a result of his solid move forward 13 spots, he is this round’s Kincrome Hard Charger award.

Priolo is now fourth overall in the points, dropping one spot.

Taylor Milling, who started from P5, crossed the line in sixth and another solid top 10 finish means he is still second in the overall Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points.

Shaun Bradford started from P9 and moved up two spots to finish seventh, while Cameron McKenzie was very impressive on the night, crossing the line in eighth after earlier starting out of P3.

His second-row start was on the back of his first sprintcar heat race win earlier in the night.

Ryan Lancaster started P12 and moved up three spots to ninth in what was a busy night of racing in two different sprintcar divisions.

He would have started higher in the main event had he not spun while leading his heat race, dropping two spots to finish third.

Mitchell Wormall started from P17 and came home strong for this 10th place, just ahead of Jason Kendrick who started from P11 after a tough night earlier on and then having to race from the back after being involved in the Nash incident.

He is still the points leader in the overall series, but his margin has been pegged back from 42 points to 32 points.

Brad Maiolo struggled in the LJM #77, starting from P8 and crossing the line in 12th, just ahead of Kaiden Manders who started from P6 and also struggled at the business end of the season, taking 13th.

Matthew Cross started P19 and finished 14th, in front of Darren Mewett who started from P18 and finished 15th.

Todd David was 16th, ahead of Jack Williamson and Trevor Jolly who were the only other finishers.

The Speedway Australia Speedweek series returns to the Perth Motorplex for a double header round this Saturday and Sunday nights.

Thanks to Speedway Australia and the Stateside Series concept, $20,000 is up for grabs for drivers who contest all six rounds, with $10,000 going to the overall points winner after round six is completed on January 15.

Williamson leads after two nights from Harding, Kingshott, Milling and Kendrick who round out the top five.

This Saturday’s night is also the third opportunity for drivers who haven’t already done so to play their Joker card and double their feature race points - they have to make the declaration at the driver’s briefing prior to racing.

The only other two opportunities drivers have to play their Joker hand is the following weekend at Ellenbrook Speedway on January 8 - and then back at the Motorplex on January 15.

The winner of the Hoosier Tyre draw was AJ Nash.

RESULTS, Rd6, December 26

Qualifying:

Group 1: Jaydee Dack 13.903, Brad Maiolo 14.000, Kaiden Manders 14.031, Callum Williamson 14.050, Kris Coyle 14.172, Trevor Jolly 14.279, Trent Pigdon 14.463, A Priolo NTT.

Group 2: Dayne Kingshott 13.803, Shaun Bradford 14.212, Cameron McKenzie 14.299, Ryan Lancaster 14.316, Jack Williamsoon 14.439, Mitchell Wormall 114.514, Matthew Cross 14.564.

Group 3: Daniel Harding 13.910, Jason Kendrick 14.037, AJ Nash 14.141, Taylor Milling 14.184, Jason Pryde 14.418, Darren Mewett 14.924, Todd David 15.325.

Heat 1: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Kaiden Manders, 3rd Kris Coyle, 4th Brad Maiolo, 5th Trevor Jolly, 6th Jaydee Dack. DNS: Trent Pigdon and Andrew Priolo.

Heat 2: 1st Cameron McKenzie, 2nd Dayne Kinghott, 3rd Ryan Lancaster, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Jack Williamson, 6th Mitchell Wormall and 7th Matthew Cross.

Heat 3: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd AJ Nash, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Darren Mewett, 7th Todd Davis.

Feature race: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Kris Coyle, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Shaun Bradford, 8th Cameron McKenzie, 9th Ryan Lancaster, 10th Mitchell Wormall, 11th Jason Kendrick, 12th Brad Maiolo, 13th Kaiden Manders, 14th Matthew Cross, 15th Darren Mewett, 16th Todd Davis, 17th Jack Williamson, 18th Trevor Jolly. DNF: Jaydee Dack, Jason Pryde and AJ Nash. DNS: Trent Pigdon.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points after Rd6: Jason Kendrick 1002, Taylor Milling 970, Callum Williamson 958, Andrew Priolo 952, Dayne Kingshott 926, AJ Nash 876, Ryan Lancaster 876, Matthew Cross 854, Shaun Bradford 848, Daniel Harding 826, Kris Coyle 788, Bradley Maiolo 758, David Priolo 724, Jason Pryde 722, Jaydee Dack 714, Trevor Jolly 710, Darren Mewett 620, Jack Williamson 580, Trent Pigdon 512, Todd Davis 496, Mitchell Wormall 474, Chace Karpenko 400, James Inglis 334, Robbie Farr 278, George Eaton 278, Cameron McKenzie 250, Kaiden manders 236.

Speedway Australia Speedweek points after Rd2: Callum Williamson 296, Daniel Harding 286, Dayne Kingshott 284, Taylor Milling 280, Jason Kendrick 278, Andrew Priolo 274, Kris Coyle 268, Shaun Bradford 268, Bradley Maiolo 254, Cameron McKenzie 250, Matthew Cross 248, Jason Pryde 246, Ryan Lancaster 246, Mitchell Wormall 242, AJ Nash 238, Jack Williamson 236, Jaydee Dack 234, Trevor Jolly 232, Trent Pigdon 190, Kaiden Manders 124, Darren Mewett 120, Todd Davis 118, David Priolo 110.

Upcoming rounds

Perth Motorplex, January 1

Rd7 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd3

Perth Motorplex, January 2

Rd8 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd4

Ellenbrook Speedway, January 8

Rd9 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd5

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2021

The Jason Kendrick juggernaut at the start of the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series continued at the Perth Motorplex on Sunday night, when he claimed his fourth win from five outings.

Kendrick took the win from Callum Williamson and Daniel Harding in what was also the first round of the six-night WA Speedweek competition that concludes on January 15.

WA drivers are in for a big festival of racing over the festive period and thanks to $20,000 support from Speedway Australia, the drivers who contest all six rounds will share in an overall prizepool - including a cool $10,000 going to the winner of WA’s version of the Stateside Series.

Kendrick’s win was a big one for more than one reason.

He was also one of eight drivers who elected to play their Joker card on the night and double their feature race points.

As a result he has now rocketed into the clear outright lead.

He started the night in the best possible fashion, being quickest in his qualifying group and quickest overall for the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time, before taking a third in his heat race in a compressed show because of extreme warm weather conditions being experienced in WA over the Christmas break.

And speaking of the extreme weather - a big hats off to the Perth Motorplex management and crew who managed to offer up a good race track - the result of a lot of TLC in recent days to overcome the very hot conditions.

The first attempt at the feature race was aborted and on the next attempt it was not the start Shaun Bradford was looking for, spinning the W57 around and rejoining at the rear of the field - albeit somewhat off the pace.

Dayne Kingshott, who started from pole, was the early leader over Daniel Harding who started out of P2, Taylor Milling, who came from P7, Kendrick and Trent Pigdon, who came from P8.

David Priolo banged the wall and was limping his way to the infield when he was collected by Trevor Jolly on the back straight, seeing both cars locked together for a red light stoppage.

It was another heart-breaking end for Priolo who continues to look very fast but has come up short in the results department.

He started from P6 for the final and Jolly started from 13 and was able to get a restart.

With five laps in the books it was Harding who was now in the lead from Kingshott and Williamson who was searching for some extra pace and grip on a higher line that the front runners weren’t doing.

On the next lap Williamson made a telling move on Kingshott and set sail for Harding out in front.

Kendrick also went a bit higher as he edged closer to Kingshott.

On lap 10 Williamson went underneath Harding for the lead and Kendrick had won the battle with Kingshott for third by this stage.

Harding opted to stay lower than Kendrick at this point and after the pair traded lines in a great tussle in traffic, Kendrick stretched the legs on the W11 for the spot.

With 13 laps remaining Williamson’s advantage, with his freshly-built KRE powerplant, had been eroded after Matthew Cross spun around, forcing a restart.

On the restart it was Williamson to lead away from Kendrick, Harding, Milling, Kingshott and Pigdon.

Kendrick got the jump as the lights went green but it was to no avail after Ryan Lancaster pulled up at the end of the main straight and was eventually dispatched to the work area and soon out of the show.

He too played his Joker card on the night.

The next time away Williamson was a bit more guarded but Kendrick was still able to be in front by the time the pair entered the back straight.

Cameron McKenzie, making his season debut in the beautifully-looking yellow W4, ended up on the fence at the end of the main straight, seeing yet another restart.

Kendrick led away from Williamson and Harding who had a look down the inside to see if he could reclaim second, but the defending series champion was able to hold the spot down.

With eight laps remaining Kendrick was back into lapped traffic and Williamson was pushing hard on the high line, even clipping the concrete fence in pits bend on his way around.

Milling was pushing hard and closed in on Harding for third as they hit traffic - Milling opted for the lower line and Harding the higher as they approached Jolly in turns 1-2.

Unfortunately Jolly was the big loser in the battle after being hit by Milling, flipping the W18 and ending a tough night.

With six laps remaining, Kendrick led away the final restart from Williamson and Harding and that is how they ran to the flag.

The three-time series champion, who only enjoyed two wins last year, has made himself the man to beat this year.

For Williamson it was a solid result and another podium and just as importantly for him, a big points haul after also electing to play his Joker card, rocking up to fourth overall.

This was on the back of an earlier heat race win.

For Harding another podium also sets him up well for a big season.

He is yet to play his Joker card and with two of the three options left being at the Perth Motorplex, he admitted that’s where he will play his hand, instead of at Ellenbrook.

Milling was another to play his Joker on the night and his fourth in the final paid big dividends, now being second in the series points.

Earlier in the night he was third quickest in his qualifying group and then took a fourth in his heat race.

Pigdon took plenty of positives home from his latest showing in the W19.

He was fourth quickest in his qualifying group and then crossed the line first in his heat race, only to be relegated two places for jumping the start.

Despite this he converted a P8 start into a top five finish.

Kingshott slipped back to sixth in the W2 and now he is fifth overall in the series points.

Jason Pryde was third in his qualifying group and was second in his heat race, setting up a P5 start in the final, before finishing seventh.

He is another driver who is pondering when to play his Joker card.

Andrew Priolo, the early points leader and one of the first to play his Joker card, is now third overall after his eighth place on Sunday night.

This was another stout finish for the W8 pilot after he started from P12.

Bradford salvaged some pride after he clawed his way from the back of the field to finish ninth overall and now he is 10th in the series points.

AJ Nash, another to play his Joker on the weekend, is sixth overall after he finished the latest round in 10th.

Former two-time series champion Brad Maiolo crossed the line in 11th after starting from P9, while Cross, who started from P14, recovered from his early spin to be 12th and after playing his Joker hand, is eighth overall.

Kris Coyle finished 13th in what was a tough night for the W79.

He was disqualified from his heat race after failing to go to the scales and as a result he started from P19, but dug deep and stayed out of trouble to bank some more points.

Jaydee Dack started from P10 and finished 14th, while Jack Williamson, who started P20, crossed the line in 15th.

David Priolo and Trevor Jolly’s decision to play their Jokers on the night weren’t successful, with both being DNFs.

The second round of WA Speedweek will be held at the Perth Motorplex on Tuesday, December 28, which is also round six of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

There are also three more opportunities for drivers to play their Joker cards and double their feature race points - January 1 Perth Motorplex, January 8 Ellenbrook Speedway and January 15 Perth Motorplex.

Jack Williamson was the winner of the Hoosier tyre draw for this round.

Qualifying:

Group 1: Jason Kendrick 13.320, David Priolo 13.447, Jason Pryde 13.575, Callum Williamson 13.592, Brad Maiolo 13.619, Jaydee Dack 13.748, Shaun Bradford 13.776, Kris Coyle 13.907, Trevor Jolly 13.965, Jack Williamson NTT.

Group 2: Dayne Kingshott 13.454, Daniel Harding 13.498, Taylor Milling 13.545, Trent Pigdon 13.677, Ryan Lancaster 13.780, Andrew Priolo 13.820, Matthew Cross 13.861, Cameron McKenzie 13.971, Mitchell Wormall 13.973, AJ Nash 14.200.

Heat 1: 1st Callum Williamson 2nd Jason Pryde, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th David Priolo. 5th Jaydee Dack, 6th Brad Maiolo, 7th Shaun Bradford, 8th Trevor Jolly, 9th Jack Williamson. DQ Kris Coyle.

Heat 2: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Trent Pigdon, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th Matthew Cross, 8th AJ Nash, 9th Cameron McKenzie, 10th Mitchell Wormall.

Feature race: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Trent Pigdon, 6th Dayne Kingshott, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th Shaun Bradford, 10th AJ Nash, 11th Brad Maiolo, 12th Matthew Cross, 13th Kris Coyle, 14th Jaydee Dack, 15th Jack Williamson. DNF: Trevor Jolly (23 laps), Cameron McKenzie (17 laps), Ryan Lancaster 16 laps, Mitchell Wormall (15 laps), David Priolo (one lap).

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points: Jason Kendrick (Joker) 874, Taylor Milling (Joker) 832, Andrew Priolo (Joker) 812, Callum Williamson (Joker) 808, Dayne Kingshott (Joker), AJ Nash (Joker) 768, Ryan Lancaster (Joker) 744, Matthew Cross (Joker) 732, David Priolo (Joker) 724, Shaun Bradford (Joker) 712, Daniel Harding 684, Kris Coyle 644, Brad Maiolo 632, Jason Pryde 612, Jayde Dack 602, Trevor Jolly (Joker) 596, Darren Mewett 500, Jack Williamson 464, Trent Pigdon 462, Chace Karpenko 400, Todd David 378, Mitchell Wormall 344, James Inglis 334, Robbie Farr 278, George Eaton 278, Cameron McKenzie 116, Kaiden Manders 112.

Upcoming rounds

Rd6 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd2

Perth Motorplex, December 28

Rd7 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd3

Perth Motorplex, January 1

Rd8 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd4

Perth Motorplex, January 2

 

 

Stewart Routs Rumble Field For Saturday Midget Victory

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Dec. 18, 2021) – Even after two years, Saturday’s finale to the 23rd Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales was a reminder that some things just never change.

All-time Rumble wins leader Tony Stewart picked up his record-extending 12th national midget feature victory inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum with a rout of the field, taking the famed Our Gang Poker No. 2 Munchkin to a half-track victory in a caution-free 50-lap main event.

The midget feature went from green to checkered in a scant six minutes and 53 seconds.

Stewart started third, but moved to the runner-up spot behind polesitter Travis Welpott on the initial start. From there, he laid in wait until Welpott slipped off the bottom of the track at the start of lap four, powering to the inside and never looking back after that.

Stewart then drove away and carved his way effortlessly through slower traffic during the latter stages of the race. His official margin of victory at the checkered flag was 3.947 seconds.

“After how things ended last night, we wanted to come back here and prove what we’re capable of,” Stewart said. “I’d say that run did that. With the way Travis [Welpott] ran in the opener, I was a little nervous about whether we’d be able to get past him or not, but when he started slipping, I knew we had a chance.

“Sam McGhee [crew chief] has basically lived at my shop the last month getting these cars ready; I think I can about claim him as a dependent on my taxes,” the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion added with a hearty laugh. “He’s put in so much effort with the rest of this team and I’m glad we could reward them tonight.”

Rumble rookie Jack Macenko, who qualified for both features during his maiden showing at the indoor racing classic, held down second place for the majority of the second half after a stellar move to the outside that allowed him to dispatch Welpott.

Though Macenko couldn’t catch Stewart, he was still all smiles after what many considered to be a career-defining weekend for the high school senior and Kenyon Midget Series regular.

“I can’t believe this,” Macenko admitted. “We came in here just wanting to make a feature and to have a car like that … I’m so proud of this team. It’s incredible and it’s a huge boost for us going into next season.”

Friday runner-up Billy Wease completed the Saturday podium ahead of Trey Osborne and Joey Payne, another Rumble rookie who made both midget features during the weekend.

Stewart kicked off the night by setting fast time for the 16th time in his Rumble career, with a lap of 7.508 seconds around the temporary, seventh-mile concrete-and-pop syrup oval.

Macenko, Russ Gamester, Ryan Flores and Wease won their respective heat races. Derek Bischak and Payne split the B-main wins.

Saturday’s 600cc micro features were just as entertaining as their Friday counterparts, with two new winners starring at the end of those 25-lap contests.

Tyler Shullick held off his car owner, Rumble micro kingpin John Ivy, for the win in the winged 600cc micro feature after a wild affair during which late leader Cap Henry was relegated to the tail of the field with three laps to go after contact with a spinning lapped car led to a soft right-front tire.

Shullick inherited the top spot with three laps left and then out-raced Ivy for the win by .748 seconds. Chase Ridenour, Tylar Rankin, Kelsey Ivy and Ryan Ball closed the top six.

Shullick also set the all-time Rumble in Fort Wayne track record during winged 600cc micro qualifying earlier in the day. His lap of 7.255 seconds shattered the previous mark of 7.323 seconds, set by Tony Stewart in a midget during the 2005 edition of the Rumble.

The non-winged 600cc micro feature featured contact for the lead inside of five laps to go, after race-long dominator Justin Harper slowed off turn two and was hit by then runner-up Tyler Gunn.

Harper couldn’t continue once the caution flag waved, while Gunn was able to keep rolling and then led the final four laps for his first career Rumble micro victory.

Dillon Nusbaum finished second in non-winged action, followed by Brian Busz, Michael Busz and Grant Valkner.

Shawn Kluck headlined the list of go-kart feature winners on Saturday by becoming the fourth different winner in four runnings of the $2,000-to-win John Limbacher Memorial Race for the Clone 360 class.

Kluck held off a mid-race challenge from 2018 race winner Dustin Heath and led the final eight laps of the 20-lap feature. Heath ended as the runner-up finisher.

Other go-kart winners Saturday included Missy Bootes (Senior Caged), Parker Moyer (Junior Caged), Travis Fisher (Clone 400), Jakeb Boxell (Clone 330), Carson Mason (Junior 3), Evan Verduin (Wedge Kart), Kaden Sexton (WRA Wedge) and Daulton Soningsen (Kid Kart).

Austin Kryta (Animal, Heavy 160, Heavy 120) picked up three more quarter midget victories Saturday to push his weekend total to five wins in eight races overall between go-karts and quarter midgets.

Kedryn Evenson (Senior Honda, Light 160) won in two quarter midget classes Saturday, while Cam Lindsay completed the weekend sweep in the Junior Honda quarter midget division.

Evenson was selected as the SPEED SPORT One/Pit Row TV Rising Star of the Rumble, collecting a $200 bonus, while brothers Mel and Don Kenyon received the event’s highest honor, the David Lesiecki Award for Dedication to Auto Racing.

Every lap from both days of the 23rd Rumble in Fort Wayne is available for on-demand replay through SPEED SPORT Network affiliate Pit Row TV, which broadcast the event live to a worldwide audience for the first time in its history.

Viewers from more than 40 states and several Canadian provinces tuned in over the course of the two-day spectacle to take in the action.

The 24th renewal of the Rumble in Fort Wayne is slated for Dec. 30-31, 2022.

23rd Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales; Allen County War Memorial Coliseum; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Dec. 18, 2021

National Midget Qualifying (group aggregate): 1. 2-Tony Stewart, 7.508; 2. 8up-Joe Liguori, 7.606; 3. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 7.618; 4. 18-Travis Welpott, 7.619; 5. 24-Shawn Bonar, 7.630; 6. 31-Derek Bischak, 7.660; 7. 97-Mike Fedorcak, 7.692; 8. 2.5-Joey Payne, 7.698; 9. 24m-Jack Macenko, 7.712; 10. 46-Russ Gamester, 7.740; 11. 98-Ryan Flores, 7.746; 12. 99w-Billy Wease, 7.763; 13. 6k-Trey Osborne, 7.811; 14. 19-Austin Nemire, 7.819; 15. 16-Nick Hamilton, 7.823; 16. 49-Tim Creech, 7.868; 17. 9s-Charlie Schultz, 7.871; 18. 4b-Scott Koerner, 7.925; 19. 1x-Ryan Moran, 7.964; 20. 33-Jordan Caskey, 7.987; 21. 61-Jeff Champagne, 7.991; 22. 99-Brandon Knupp, 7.997; 23. 75-Ayrton Houk, 8.020; 24. 72-Cody Gallogly, 8.024; 25. 45-Daryl Campbell, 8.057; 26. 10k-Christian Koehler, 8.122; 27. 53-Justin Harper, 8.129; 28. 14-Keith Ousley, 8.353; 29. 6-Chris Malaterre, 8.712.

National Midget Heat Race #1 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Jack Macenko [1], 2. Tony Stewart [3] / 3. Charlie Schultz [5], 4. Trey Osborne [4], 5. Shawn Bonar [2], 6. Daryl Campbell [7], 7. Jeff Champagne [6], 8. Chris Malaterre [8].

National Midget Heat Race #2 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Russ Gamester [1], 2. Austin Nemire [4] / 3. Derek Bischak [2], 4. Brandon Knupp [6], 5. Scott Koerner [5], 6. Christian Koehler [7], 7. Joe Liguori [3].

National Midget Heat Race #3 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Ryan Flores [1], 2. Bryan Nuckles [3] / 3. Mike Fedorcak [2], 4. Nick Hamilton [4], 5. Ryan Moran [5], 6. Ayrton Houk [6], 7. Justin Harper [7].

National Midget Heat Race #4 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Billy Wease [1], 2. Travis Welpott [3] / 3. Joey Payne [2], 4. Tim Creech [4], 5. Cody Gallogly [6], 6. Jordan Caskey [5], 7. Keith Ousley [7].

National Midget Last Chance Showdown #1 (12 laps, top three transfer): 1. Derek Bischak [2], 2. Trey Osborne [3], 3. Joe Liguori [10] / 4. Jeff Champagne [9], 5. Brandon Knupp [4], 6. Christian Koehler [8], 7. Daryl Campbell [7], 8. Charlie Schultz [1], 9. Chris Malaterre [11], 10. Scott Koerner [6], 11. Shawn Bonar [5].

National Midget Last Chance Showdown #2 (10 laps, top three transfer): 1. Joey Payne [2], 2. Mike Fedorcak [1], 3. Nick Hamilton [3] / 4. Ayrton Houk [7], 5. Justin Harper [9], 6. Jordan Caskey [8], 7. Keith Ousley [10], 8. Cody Gallogly [6], 9. Tim Creech [4], 10. Ryan Moran [5].

National Midget A-Feature (50 laps): 1. 2-Tony Stewart [3], 2. 24m-Jack Macenko [4], 3. 99w-Billy Wease [7], 4. 6k-Trey Osborne [11], 5. 2.5-Joey Payne [10], 6. 59-Bryan Nuckles [2], 7. 31-Derek Bischak [9], 8. 16-Nick Hamilton [14], 9. 19-Austin Nemire [8], 10. 98-Ryan Flores [6], 11. 8up-Joe Liguori [13], 12. 97-Mike Fedorcak [12], 13. 46-Russ Gamester [5], 14. 18-Travis Welpott [1].

Lap Leader(s): Welpott 1-3, Stewart 4-50.

Hard Charger: #6k – Trey Osborne (+7)

Winged 600cc Micro Qualifying (group aggregate): 1. 40-Tyler Shullick, 7.255 (all-time track record); 2. 94-John Ivy, 7.398; 3. 17-Cap Henry, 7.420; 4. 44-Blake Adams, 7.743; 5. 87-Nate Franklin, 7.743; 6. 01-Chase Ridenour, 7.787; 7. 21-Clay Sanders, 7.804; 8. 3w-Dylan Woodling, 7.840; 9. 29i-Kelsey Ivy, 7.860; 10. 11b-Drew Dorsett, 7.870; 11. 5-Brian Busz, 7.888; 12. 08-Cory Grenzy, 7.910; 13. 26-Howard McCormick, 7.924; 14. 39-Tylar Rankin, 8.020; 15. 10r-Ryan Ball, 8.036; 16. 84-Bill Dunham, 8.109; 17. 51-Jason Ormsby, 8.112; 18. 18-Cody Tyler, 8.144; 19. 21h-Michael Higdon, 8.209; 20. 12-Chris Malaterre II, 8.307; 21. 69-Blake Lamb, NT; 22. 79-Nick Lucas, NT; 23. 62-Rod Henning, NT.

Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #1 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Clay Sanders [2], 2. Drew Dorsett [1], 3. Tyler Shullick [4], 4. Blake Adams [3] / 5. Howard McCormick [5], 6. Bill Dunham [6], 7. Michael Higdon [7].

Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #2 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Brian Busz [1], 2. John Ivy [4], 3. Nate Franklin [3], 4. Dylan Woodling [2] / 5. Tylar Rankin [5], 6. Chris Malaterre II [6], 7. Jason Ormsby (DNS).

Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #3 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Cap Henry [4], 2. Chase Ridenour [3], 3. Cory Grenzy [1], 4. Kelsey Ivy [2] / 5. Ryan Ball [5], 6. Cody Tyler [6].

Winged 600cc Micro B-Main (10 laps, top four transfer): 1. Howard McCormick [1], 2. Ryan Ball [3], 3. Cody Tyler [6], 4. Tylar Rankin [2] / 5. Chris Malaterre [7], 6. Michael Higdon [5], 7. Bill Dunham [4].

Winged 600cc Micro Feature (30 laps): 1. 40-Tyler Shullick [8], 2. 94-John Ivy [7], 3. 01-Chase Ridenour [3], 4. 39-Tylar Rankin [16], 5. 29i-Kelsey Ivy [9], 6. 10r-Ryan Ball [14], 7. 17-Cap Henry [6], 8. 08-Cory Grenzy [12], 9. 26-Howard McCormick [13], 10. 11b-Drew Dorsett [10], 11. 3w-Dylan Woodling [1], 12. 18-Cody Tyler [15], 13. 5-Brian Busz [11], 14. 87-Nate Franklin [4], 15. 21-Clay Sanders [2], 16. 44-Blake Adams [5].

Lap Leader(s): Woodling 1-5, Shullick 6-15, Henry 16-22, Shullick 23-25.

Hard Charger: #39 – Tylar Rankin (+12)

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Qualifying (group aggregate): 1. 20i-John Ivy, 7.952; 2. 51-Jason Ormsby, 7.986; 3. 68g-Tyler Gunn, 8.009; 4. 2-Dustin Ingle, 8.017; 5. 46-Tyler Lindsay, 8.059; 6. 16-Grant Valkner, 8.072; 7. 12c-Blane Culp, 8.088; 8. 53-Justin Harper, 8.102; 9. 75b-Brian Busz, 8.106; 10. 9m-Jonathan Reid, 8.119; 11. 21s-Larry Joe Sroufe, 8.125; 12. 73b-Brent Busz, 8.149; 13. 17n-Dillon Nusbaum, 8.209; 14. 12k-Sam Kimmel, 8.240; 15. 15-Andy Hall, 8.242; 16. 69-Blake Lamb, 8.337; 17. 57b-Michael Busz, 8.404; 18. 48-Bobby Murany, 8.486; 19. 777-Ben Long, 8.520; 20. 21L-Brenton Lamb, 8.531; 21. 8-Tony Jones, 9.012; 22. Brandon Yeiter, NT.

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #1 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Dustin Ingle [1], 2. Blane Culp [2], 3. Dillon Nusbaum [3], 4. John Ivy [4] / 5. Blake Lamb [6], 6. Ben Long [5], 7. Jonathan Reid (DNS).

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #2 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Larry Joe Sroufe [1], 2. Justin Harper [2], 3. Tyler Lindsay [3], 4. Jason Ormsby [4] / 5. Michael Busz [6], 6. Sam Kimmel [5], 7. Brenton Lamb (DNS).

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #3 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Brent Busz [1], 2. Brian Busz [2], 3. Grant Valkner [3], 4. Tyler Gunn [4] / 5. Andy Hall [5], 6. Bobby Murany [6], 7. Tony Jones (DNS).

Non-Winged 600cc Micro B-Main (10 laps, top four transfer): 1. Blake Lamb [1], 2. Michael Busz [2], 3. Andy Hall [3], 4. Sam Kimmel [5] / 5. Bobby Murany [6], 6. Ben Long [4].

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Feature (25 laps): 1. 68g-Tyler Gunn [8], 2. 17n-Dillon Nusbaum [6], 3. 75b-Brian Busz [9], 4. 57b-Michael Busz [12], 5. 16-Grant Valkner [3], 6. 12k-Sam Kimmel [14], 7. 12-Blane Culp [2], 8. 46-Tyler Lindsay [4], 9. 15-Andy Hall [15], 10. 73b-Brent Busz [11], 11. 21s-Larry Joe Sroufe [10], 12. 51-Jason Ormsby [7], 13. 53-Justin Harper [1], 14. 69-Blake Lamb [13], 15. 20i-John Ivy [16], 16. 2-Dustin Ingle [5].

Lap Leader(s): Harper 1-21, Gunn 22-25.

Hard Charger: #57b – Michael Busz (+8)

 

 

CHRISTMAS TIME MAGIC: BELL FLIES TO LEFFLER MEMORIAL WIN

By: Lucas Halbert - Grassroots Racing News

Du Quoin, Illinois (December 18, 2021).........Christopher Bell came, saw, and conquered the 8th running of the Jason Leffler Memorial presented by Fatheadz Eyewear on Saturday night inside the Southern Illinois Center.

Less than a week before the USAC Midget non-points special event, it was announced that the NASCAR Cup Series driver and 2013 USAC National Midget champion from Norman, Okla. would be making his RMS Racing debut in the Walkapedia/EnviroFab/Response Management Services sponsored Spike/Speedway No. 7XT.

The announcement sent shockwaves through the open-wheel dirt racing community and made the Leffler a must-see event with 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Chase Briscoe making a surprise appearance as well.

Eyes and ears were tuned in to see what magic could take place on the “Mini Magic Mile.” A mystical race-winning move may not have been made in the end, but something magical seemed to possess Bell in the 50-lap, $8,000-to-win feature race.

Outside front row starter Cannon McIntosh looked like he had been shot out of a cannon in the early going, taking the early advantage over pole sitter Briscoe to lead the opening 10 laps with ease. Hot on his heels was third-starting Bell, waiting for his chance to pounce.

As the two neared lap traffic, Bell’s motor began to jingle in McIntosh’s ear. After three laps of heavy pressure, Bell was finally able to sneak by to take the lead.

From there, chaos ensued from about second through fifth with McIntosh, Briscoe and Rudeen Racing drivers Chance Crum and Cory Eliason. Not long after Bell went to the lead, bad luck struck two drivers inside the top-five.

Eliason was the first to go around, then just a few laps later, second place running Briscoe went around as well nearing halfway.

From laps 30-44, the longest green-flag run of the race transpired and it’s where Bell said “adios” as McIntosh chased after.

McIntosh’s final chance at Bell on restart came with six laps to go. The Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports driver was not able to capitalize on the opportunity as Bell drove away to win the race and become the eighth different Leffler Memorial winner in eight tries.

The win was Bell’s first in the Jason Leffler Memorial, besting his previous best effort of second in 2014. Bell also picked up his second career win in the Southern Illinois Center, his first coming during the Junior Knepper 55 in 2017. With the victory, Bell ended his USAC-sanctioned Midget winless streak at three years and 27 days.

McIntosh held on to finish second for the newly combined Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports team. Crum placed third with Sam Johnson fourth and and Mitchel Moles rounding out the top-five.

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USAC MIDGET SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS: December 18, 2021 – Southern Illinois Center – Du Quoin, Illinois – 1/5-Mile Dirt Oval – 8th Jason Leffler Memorial Presented by Fatheadz Eyewear

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Chad Boespflug (#14x Rosenboom) (3), 2. Christopher Bell (#7XT RMS) (4), 3. Chase Howard (#5o Hagar-Proctor) (2), 4. Rylan Gray (#36D Gray) (8), 5. R.J. Corson (#15 Corson) (1), 6. Garrett Thomas (#56 Chisholm) (7), 7. Travis Berryhill (#77s Sturgeon) (5). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Mitchel Moles (#08m Dave Mac-Dalby) (3), 2. Chase Briscoe (#5 Briscoe) (7), 3. Derek Doerr (#20 Doerr) (2), 4. Terry Babb (#88 Babb) (6), 5. Don Dawson II (#6D Dawson) (1), 6. Carter Chevalier (#15c Rosenboom) (4), 7. Braydon Cromwell (#38 Horn) (5), 8. Joel Thorpe (#3 Thorpe) (8). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Cannon McIntosh (#08 Dave Mac-Dalby) (2), 2. Chett Gehrke (#37x Felker) (1), 3. Jake Neuman (#3N Neuman) (3), 4. Sean Quinn (#28Q Rosenboom) (5), 5. Jeff Schindler (#11s Martin) (4), 6. Austin Barnhill (#08B Dave Mac-Dalby) (6), 7. Dillon Silverman (#4A RAMS) (7). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Max Adams (#37T Felker) (1), 2. Cory Eliason (#26 Rudeen) (6), 3. Patrick Lawson (#45L Lawrence) (2), 4. Greg Mitchell (#001 Mitchell) (3), 5. Kayla Roell (#11K Martin) (5), 6. Sean Robbins (#53 Robbins) (7), 7. Chuck Walker (#55 Walker) (4). NT

FIFTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Chance Crum (#26R Rudeen) (1), 2. Sam Johnson (#72J Johnson) (4), 3. Mark Chisholm (#56x Chisholm) (6), 4. Zach Daum (#91 Harris) (5), 5. Jordan Kinser (#5K Briscoe) (2), 6. Zach Boden (#51 Boden) (3), 7. Daniel Robinson (#37 Felker) (7). NT

FIRST QUALIFIER: (15 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Cannon McIntosh (5), 2. Chase Briscoe (6), 3. Terry Babb (3), 4. Max Adams (4), 5. Zach Boden (8), 6. Travis Berryhill (9), 7. Patrick Lawson (2), 8. R.J. Corson (7), 9. Kayla Roell (1). NT

SECOND QUALIFIER: (15 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Christopher Bell (5), 2. Chance Crum (4), 3. Jeff Schindler (1), 4. Cory Eliason (6), 5. Dillon Silverman (8), 6. Sean Quinn (2), 7. Jake Neuman (3), 8. Don Dawson II (7), 9. Braydon Cromwell (9). NT

THIRD QUALIFIER: (15 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Zach Daum (2), 2. Rylan Gray (4), 3. Sam Johnson (5), 4. Chad Boespflug (6), 5. Chase Howard (3), 6. Austin Barnhill (7), 7. Chuck Walker (9), 8. Sean Robbins (8), 9. Garrett Thomas (1). NT

FOURTH QUALIFIER: (15 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Jordan Kinser (1), 2. Mitchel Moles (6), 3. Greg Mitchell (2), 4. Daniel Robinson (8), 5. Chett Gehrke (4), 6. Derek Doerr (3), 7. Carter Chevalier (7), 8. Mark Chisholm (5), 9. Joel Thorpe (9). NT

FIRST SEMI: (15 laps, top-2 transfer to the feature, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Dillon Silverman (3), 2. Zach Boden (2), 3. Austin Barnhill (6), 4. Jeff Schindler (1), 5. R.J. Corson (8), 6. Sean Quinn (4), 7. Kayla Roell (9), 8. Sean Robbins (7), 9. Patrick Lawson (5). NT

SECOND SEMI: (15 laps, top-2 transfer to the feature, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Jake Neuman (4), 2. Chase Howard (1), 3. Travis Berryhill (5), 4. Garrett Thomas (9), 5. Derek Doerr (3), 6. Chuck Walker (6), 7. Don Dawson II (8), 8. Carter Chevalier (7). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Tyler Robbins (#35 Robbins)

FEATURE: (50 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Christopher Bell (3), 2. Cannon McIntosh (2), 3. Chance Crum (5), 4. Sam Johnson (9), 5. Mitchel Moles (4), 6. Jordan Kinser (13), 7. Chad Boespflug (8), 8. Zach Daum (10), 9. Chett Gehrke (14), 10. Chase Briscoe (1), 11. Terry Babb (12), 12. Greg Mitchell (15), 13. Chase Howard (20), 14. Rylan Gray (7), 15. Jake Neuman (18), 16. Cory Eliason (6), 17. Max Adams (11), 18. Zach Boden (19), 19. Dillon Silverman (17), 20. Daniel Robinson (16). NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Cannon McIntosh, Laps 14-50 Christopher Bell.

 

 

McFadden To The Max at Sungold Stadium

James McFadden claimed his first Max’s Race with a commanding performance on a testing Sungold Stadium surface, being utilized in race trim for the first time since a recent re-surfacing program.

Having earlier set quick time in his qualifying group, McFadden back that up with third placed run before a blisteringly quick lap of 10.356 during the Gold Shoot-Out ensured a front row start.

From there he was never headed as he led home an impressive Tate Frost, with the young Tasmanian snapping at McFadden’s heels at times only to be seemingly thwarted by a series of caution and red-light stoppages.

Coming home third was Daniel Pestka who put together a great nights racing, while Jamie Veal and Jake Smith rounded out the top five.

McFadden will now take an early stranglehold on the Total Tools Warrnambool $10,000 to Win Track Championship as presented by Fitz Media and The Midfield Group.

In the Late Models Shane Belk piloted a potent V9 package to Victory Lane ahead of Brendan Hucker and Peter Nicola, while the Junior Formula 500 Stampede Series Round Rusty Ponting impressed to take the win, after early race leader Zoe Pearce saw her strong lead evaporate after displacing a chain about the Lucas Oil backed entry.

Ponting would eventually lead home Caleb Langdon and Maddox Gibbs.

The quick results of the nights program are as follows:

Sprintcars:

Time Trial Group One:
1. V90 Corey McCullagh 10.779; 2. V34 Steven Lines 11.345; 3. S27 Daniel Pestka 11.353; 4. V98 Peter Doukas 11.580; 5. NT27 Luke Weel 11.759; 6. V27 Ross Jarred 11.802; 7. N47 Marcus Dumesny 11.809; 8. N32 Warren Ferguson 12.008; 9. N43 Alex Orr 12.619.

Time Trial Group Two:
1. V25 Jock Goodyer 11.063; 2. Q33 Callum Walker 11.189; 3. VA88 Grant Stansfield 11.208; 4. A1 Jamie Veal 11.309; 5. V44 Tim Van Ginneken 11.535; 6. V81 Robbie Paton 11.641; 7. V30 Michael Coad 11.974; 8. S38 Lachlan McDonough 12.051; 9. V56 James Aranyosi 12.476.

Time Trial Group Three:
1. W17 James McFadden 11.178; 2. VA12 Mark Carlin 11.278; 3. T62 Tate Frost 11.315; 4. V28 Andrew Hughes 11.394; 5. VA36 Ashley Cook 11.408; 6. V60 Jordyn Charge 11.585; 7. N83 Peter O’Neill 11.853; 8. V7 Paul Solomon 11.899; 9.V83 Chris Solomon NTR.

Time Trial Group Four:
1. V34 Brenten Farrer 10.883; 2. V3 Darren Mollenoyux 11.085; 3. V48 Adam King 11.142; 4. V37 Grant Anderson 11.190; 5. V40 Rusty Hickman 11.199; 6. N57 Matthew Dumesny 11.207; 7. V8 Bobby Daly 11.226; 8. VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen 11.616; 9. V75 Mitchell Smith 12.329.

Time Trial Group Five:
1. V17 Dennis Jones 11.022; 2. S13 Brock Hallett 11.100; 3. V6 Cameron Waters 11.107; 4. V72 Jacob Smith; 5. V68 Brett Milburn 11.204; 6. VA81 Rhys Baxter 11.229; 7. VA22 Leigh Mugavin 11.544; 8. VA75 David Donegan 11.729.

Heat One: 1st V27 Ross Jarred; 2nd S27 Daniel Pestka; 3rd v90 Corey McCullagh; 4th N47 Marcus Dumesny; 5th V45 Steven Lines.

Heat Two: 1st A1 Jamie Veal; 2nd V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 3rd V81 Robbie Paton; 4th VA88 Grant Stansfield; 5th Q33 Callum Walker.

Heat Three: 1st V60 Jordyn Charge; 2nd T62 Tate Frost; 3rd W17 James McFadden; 4th V28 Andrew Hughes; 5th VA12 Mark Carlin.

Heat Four: 1st V40 Rusty Hickman; 2nd N57 Matthew Dumesny; 3rd V37 Grant Anderson; 4th V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 5th V48 Adam King.

Heat Five: 1st VA81 Rhys Baxter; 2nd V68 Brett Milburn; 3rd V72 Jacob Smith; 4th S13 Brock Hallett; 5th V17 Dennis Jones.

Sprintcar B-Main One 20 laps (Top 4 Transfer to A-Main): 1st V72 Jake Smith; 2nd V45 Steven Lines; 3rd VA81 Rhys Baxter; 4th V81 Robbie Paton; 5th V28 Andrew Hughes; 6th VA22 Leigh Mugavin; 7th N83 Peter O’Neill; 8th V60 Jordyn Charge; 9th VA88 Grant Stansfield; 10th N57 Matthew Dumesny; 11th NT27 Luke Weel; 12th V30 Michael Coad; 13th S38 Lachlan McDonough; 14th V75 Mitch Smith; 15th N47 Marcus Dumesny.

Sprintcar B-Main 2 20 laps (Top 4 Transfer to A-Main): 1st V68 Brett Milburn; 2nd Q33 Callum Walker; 3rd V37 Grant Anderson; 4th V48 Adam King; 5th N43 Alex Orr; 6th V98 Peter Doukas; 7th V8 Bobby Daly; 8th V7 Paul Solomon; 9th VA75 David Donegan; 10th V27 Ross Jarred; 11th V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 12th V6 Cameron Waters; 13th V56 James Aranyosi; 14th V63 Kevin Reeves; 15th VA36 Ashley Cook; 16th V83 Chris Solomon; 17th N32 Warren Ferguson.

Sprintcar A-Main (35 laps No Time): 1st W17 James McFadden; 2nd T62 Tate Frost; 3rd S27 Daniel Pestka; 4th A1 Jamie Veal; 5th V72 Jacob Smith; 6th V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 7th V17 Dennis Jones; 8th V34 Brenton Farrer; 9th V25 Jock Goodyer; 10th Q33 Callum Walker; 11th V48 Adam King; 12th VA12 Mark Carlin; 13th V40 Rusty Hickman; 14th S13 Brock Hallett; 15th VA81 Rhys Baxter; 16th V68 Brett Milburn; 17th V90 Corey McCullagh; 18th V37 Grant Anderson; 19th V81 Robbie Paton; 20th V45 Steven Lines.

(Start Order: 1. W17; 2. S27; 3. V90; 4. T62; 5. V3; 6. A1; 7. S13; 8. V17; 9. V40; 10. V34; 11. V25; 12. VA12; 13. V72; 14. V68; 15. V45; 16. Q33; 17. VA81; 18. V37; 19. V81; 18. V48.

Lap Leaders: 1-35 W17 James McFadden.

Junior Formula 500’s:

Heat One: 1st V67 Zoe Price; 2nd V78 Maddox Gibbs; 3rd V20 Rusty Ponting; 4th V64 Caleb Langdon; 5th V11 Dakota Luckett.

Heat Two: 1st V24 Tyler Maggs; 2nd V67 Zoe Pearce; 3rd V64 Caleb Langdon; 4th V11 Dakota Luckett; 5th V20 Rusty Ponting.

A-Main (15 laps 3:47.109): 1st V20 Rusty Ponting; 2nd V64 Caleb Langdon; 3rd V78 Maddox Gibbs; 4th V11 Dakota Luckett; 5th V60 Kobi O’Shannassy; 6th V43 Chevette Muir; 7th V67 Zoe Pearce; 8th V98 Jett Hart; 9th V24 Tyler Maggs.

Late Models:

Heat One (Race Time 2.33:582): 1st V23 Brendan Hucker; 2nd V2 Peter Nicola; 3rd V12 Brock Edwards; 4th V9 Shane Belk; 5th V20 Lucas Roberts.

Heat Two (Race Time 2.17.823): 1st V9 Shane Belk; 2nd V12 Brock Edwards; 3rd N99 Ross Nicastri; 4th V23 Brendan Hucker; 5th V2 Peter Nicola.

A-Main (Race Time 4.38:042): 1. V9 Shane Belk; 2. V23 Brendan Hucker; 3. V2 Peter Nicola; 4. V12 Brock Edwards; 5. N99 Ross Nicastri; 6. S8 Fiona Verhoeven; 7. V32 Wayne Belk; 8. V20 Lucas Roberts.

The next race meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Saturday January 1, 2022 and will feature Sprintcars and Junior Sedans.

Tickets and more information can be found at www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Gamester Flies To Fifth Rumble Opening Night Win

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Dec. 17, 2021) – Friday night’s opening act to the 23rd Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales had all the makings of an instant classic.

From top to bottom, the entertainment level was electric inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, headlined by a wild national midget feature which saw Peru, Ind., veteran Russ Gamester reach victory lane for the fifth time in his Rumble career.

Gamester defended his longstanding nickname of “Mr. Friday Night” by winning the 50-lap headliner after a late pass of Travis Welpott, who was seeking his first career Rumble win and appeared to have the race well in hand for much of the event.

The main began with three-time Rumble winner Justin Peck on the pole of the 14-car field, and Peck led the opening lap before a souring engine dropped him quickly out of contention for any shot at the victory. Welpott took control of the race for the first time on lap two and quickly brought both Billy Wease and Gamester along with him into the early podium positions.

A lap-four caution for Charlie Schultz, who had a right-rear tire come off the rim in turn four, bunched the field back up but did nothing to stall Welpott’s roll. The driver of the No. 18 Ernie Gorman Racing Munchkin surged back to the point on the ensuing restart and comfortably held the spot before entering traffic on lap 16.

Though Wease and Gamester closed to Welpott’s back bumper, the threat of traffic was eliminated for a brief period by a lap-21 yellow flag, necessitated when Brandon Knupp spun on his own in turn one.

Wease began applying heavy pressure to Welpott’s rear nerf bar after that, with the lap-22 restart being the first time the leader looked vulnerable all night long. Welpott held serve, however, and Gamester began his charge by moving past Wease into second place on the 24th time around the temporary seventh-mile concrete oval.

As the race moved into its second half, Welpott led Gamester, Wease, Derek Bischak and feature rookie Trey Osborne, with that order holding steady through a caution flag with 19 laps left when Joey Payne looped the Tony Stewart Racing “Deuce and a Half” in turn four.

The next restart saw the night’s only red-flag stoppage of the feature, after Knupp and Joe Liguori crashed off the second corner, leading to a quick repair of the safety barriers.

Welpott scooted away when the race resumed for the final time, but disaster struck seven laps later, when a broken u-joint exiting turn four forced him to limp to the infield and scuttled his hopes at a landmark victory.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Welpott said later. “We had the car to beat; I really believe that. But sometimes in here, it’s about having a little luck and we just didn’t quite have that to the end tonight.”

Gamester took over the race lead at that point and, despite rising temperatures aboard his No. 46 Grant King-built midget over the final 12 laps, held off a determined Wease to notch the victory.

All five of Gamester’s Rumble wins have come during the opening night of the weekend. His fifth win ties him with Wease for second in national midget wins at the Rumble in Fort Wayne, behind Tony Stewart’s event-leading 11 checkered flags.

“I want to thank all the fans that support the Rumble; it takes everyone coming out here so that we can do our thing,” said an emotional Gamester in victory lane. “It’s special to win here again. It really is. This is my grandmother and grandfather’s car. They’ve passed on now … but the tradition goes on.

“It means a lot to me.”

Gamester tipped that Welpott had him beat before the issue that ended his night, noting that he wouldn’t have been able to mount a serious challenge due to the rising engine temperatures aboard his race car down the closing stretch.

“I’ll be honest; Travis had us covered,” said Gamester. “I got into him there when he had his issue, but this thing was running about 240 or 250 (degrees) at the end. It was so hot that I didn’t think it was going to make it. I knew Wease was working on me at the end. I’ve run a lot of these races, though, and I just knew not to get loose at the end and give him a chance.”

Wease finished as the runner-up, marking his eight career podium finish in Rumble action, followed by Bischak, Ligouri and Bryan Nuckles.

Event debutant Jack Macenko, a graduate of the Mel Kenyon Midget Series, was Friday’s rookie of the race after a stellar effort to make the field in his first Rumble appearance. He finished seventh.

Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Stewart – who was seeking his 12th Rumble victory – saw his perfect record of making the feature field snapped when he tagged an infield tire in turn one during his B-main Friday night. The contact broke the right-front suspension on Stewart’s black No. 2 Munchkin and relegated him to the role of spectator for the first time in 22 Rumble attempts.

Stewart was the fast qualifier for the night, however, with a lap of 7.616 seconds in group qualifying.

Friday’s 600cc micro features featured plenty of action in their own rights as well, with both the winged and non-winged divisions going down to the wire and ending with surprise victors in the winner’s circle.

Gamester followed his national midget win as a driver with a non-winged 600cc micro win as a car owner, after Justin Harper snuck past Brian Busz coming to the white flag in traffic for his first Rumble micro score.

The 25-lap feature saw four lead changes among four drivers, but Harper’s late move proved to be the winning one. Sixteen-year-old Grant Valkner crossed the finish line second, ahead of Busz, polesitter Tyler Gunn and past winner Blane Culp.

The winged 600cc micro main was even more hotly contested at the finish, as Cap Henry made a last-lap, last-corner pass of his car owner John Ivy for an impressive win that avenged a tough night in the national midget class for the Ohio sprint car ace.

Ivy, who led laps 13 through 24 in the winged event, crossed second and saw his streak of four straight micro wins at the Rumble in Fort Wayne ended. Clay Sanders, Brian Busz and Tylar Rankin closed the top five.

In preliminary action, Phillip Schneider tied Zach Axlen and Brandon Dunn for the title of Rumble go-kart king with two victories – in the Clone 330 and Clone 360 classes – which pushed his career total to 14 Rumble wins in go-kart action. He’ll go for his record-setting 15th kart win at the Rumble on Saturday.

Other go-kart winners on night one included Dylan Trost (Junior Caged), Travis Fisher (Clone 400), Landen Francis (Junior 3), Evan Verdun (Wedge Kart), Missy Bootes (Senior Caged) and Kear Mills (Kid Karts).

Kamden Hibbitt (Light 160, Animal Combined) and Austin Kryta (Heavy 120, Heavy 160) led the way among the quarter midget feature winners with two victories apiece. Cam Lindsay (Junior Honda) and Lucas Waber (Senior Honda) were also victorious Friday night in quarter midget features.

Saturday’s action at the Rumble in Fort Wayne features another complete program for all 17 divisions in attendance, beginning at 11 a.m. ET. Just like the opening night, every lap of racing is available to watch live online for the first time ever through SPEED SPORT Network affiliate Pit Row TV.

23rd Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales; Allen County War Memorial Coliseum; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Dec. 17, 2021

National Midget Qualifying (group aggregate): 1. 2-Tony Stewart, 7.616; 2. 18-Travis Welpott, 7.719; 3. 46-Russ Gamester, 7.732; 4. 44-Cap Henry, 7.738; 5. 5x-Justin Peck, 7.740; 6. 1x-Ryan Moran, 7.751; 7. 8up-Joe Liguori, 7.767; 8. 31-Derek Bischak, 7.794; 9. 99w-Billy Wease, 7.803; 10. 2.5-Joey Payne, 7.805; 11. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 7.812; 12. 97-Mike Fedorcak, 7.822; 13. 24-Shawn Bonar, 7.861; 14. 6-Trey Osborne, 7.878; 15. 99-Brandon Knupp, 7.887; 16. 16-Nick Hamilton, 7.888; 17. 9s-Charlie Schultz, 7.890; 18. 9-Matt Westfall, 7.929; 19. 24m-Jack Macenko, 7.962; 20. 98-Ryan Flores, 7.988; 21. 75-Ayrton Houk, 8.037; 22. 33-Jordan Caskey, 8.037; 23. 19-Austin Nemire, 8.048; 24. 45-Daryl Campbell, 8.054; 25. 72-Cody Gallogly, 8.056; 26. 61-Jeff Champagne, 8.069; 27. 49-Scott Hampton, 8.078; 28. 4b-Scott Koerner, 8.105; 29. 10-Christian Koehler, 8.277; 30. 5-Don Dietsch, 8.313; 31. 53-Justin Harper, 8.343; 32. 20-Matt Janisch, 8.550; 33. 14-Keith Ousley, 8.559; 34. 6m-Chris Malaterre, 8.904.

National Midget Heat Race #1 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Billy Wease [1], 2. Justin Peck [2] / 3. Charlie Schultz [3], 4. Cody Gallogly [5], 5. Christian Koehler [8], 6. Jordan Caskey [6], 7. Keith Ousley [7], 8. Shawn Bonar [4], 9. Tony Stewart (DNS).

National Midget Heat Race #2 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Joey Payne [1], 2. Travis Welpott [3] / 3. Trey Osborne [4], 4. Matt Westfall [5], 5. Jeff Champagne [7], 6. Ayrton Houk [6], 7. Justin Harper [8], 8. Ryan Moran [2], 9. Chris Malaterre [9].

National Midget Heat Race #3 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Bryan Nuckles [1], 2. Russ Gamester [3] / 3. Joe Liguori [2], 4. Jack Macenko [5], 5. Brandon Knupp [4], 6. Austin Nemire [6], 7. Scott Hampton [7], 8. Don Dietsch (DNS).

National Midget Heat Race #4 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Derek Bischak [2], 2. Mike Fedorcak [1] / 3. Nick Hamilton [4], 4. Ryan Flores [5], 5. Cap Henry [3], 6. Scott Koerner [7], 7. Daryl Campbell [6], 8. Matt Janisch (DNS).

National Midget Last Chance Showdown #1 (15 laps, top three transfer): 1. Charlie Schultz [1], 2. Trey Osborne [2], 3. Jordan Caskey [7] / 4. Justin Harper [8], 5. Ayrton Houk [6], 6. Jeff Champagne [4], 7. Shawn Bonar [9], 8. Cody Gallogly [3], 9. Keith Ousley [12], 10. Tony Stewart [11], 11. Ryan Moran [10], 12. Christian Koehler [5], 13. Matt Westfall (DNS), 14. Chris Malaterre (DNS).

National Midget Last Chance Showdown #2 (15 laps, top three transfer): 1. Joe Liguori [1], 2. Jack Macenko [3], 3. Brandon Knupp [5] / 4. Daryl Campbell [10], 5. Nick Hamilton [2], 6. Ryan Flores [4], 7. Cap Henry [6], 8. Scott Hampton [9], 9. Austin Nemire [7], 10. Scott Koerner [8], 11. Don Dietsch (DNS), 12. Matt Janisch (DNS).

National Midget A-Feature (50 laps): 1. 46-Russ Gamester [2], 2. 99-Billy Wease [5], 3. 31-Derek Bischak [4], 4. 8up-Joe Liguori [10], 5. 59-Bryan Nuckles [7], 6. 6-Trey Osborne [11], 7. 24m-Jack Macenko [12], 8. 2.5-Joey Payne [6], 9. 97-Mike Fedorcak [8], 10. 18-Travis Welpott [3], 11. 99-Brandon Knupp [14], 12. Jordan Caskey [13], 13. Justin Peck [1], 14. Charlie Schultz [9].

Lap Leader(s): Peck 1, Welpott 2-38, Gamester 39-50

Hard Charger: #8up – Joe Liguori (+6)

Winged 600cc Micro Qualifying (group aggregate): 1. 17-Cap Henry, 7.522 (NTR); 2. 40-Tyler Shullick, 7.602; 3. 94-John Ivy, 7.633; 4. 44-Blake Adams, 7.707; 5. 21-Clay Sanders, 7.880; 6. 29i-Kelsey Ivy, 7.908; 7. 5-Brian Busz, 7.954; 8. 51-Jason Ormsby, 8.006; 9. 11b-Drew Dorsett, 8.019; 10. 3w-Dylan Woodling, 8.051; 11. 18-Cody Tyler, 8.057; 12. 87-Nate Franklin, 8.069; 13. 84-Bill Dunham, 8.082; 14. 08-Cory Grenzy, 8.087; 15. 62-Rod Henning, 8.088; 16. 01-Chase Ridenour, 8.147; 17. 39-Tylar Rankin, 8.169; 18. 10r-Ryan Ball, 8.337; 19. 21-Michael Higdon, 8.450; 20. 26-Howard McCormick, 8.576; 21. 69-Blake Lamb, 8.630; 22. 79-Nick Lucas, 8.715; 23. 12-Chris Malaterre II, NT.

Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #1 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Cap Henry [4], 2. Brian Busz [2], 3. Blake Adams [3], 4. Chase Ridenour [6] / 5. Dylan Woodling [1], 6. Bill Dunham [5], 7. Michael Higdon [7], 8. Nick Lucas [8].

Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #2 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Cody Tyler [1], 2. Clay Sanders [3], 3. Jason Ormsby [2], 4. Tyler Shullick [4] / 5. Cory Grenzy [5], 6. Tylar Rankin [6], 7. Howard McCormick [7], 8. Rod Henning (DNS).

Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #3 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Nate Franklin [1], 2. John Ivy [4], 3. Drew Dorsett [2], 4. Kelsey Ivy [3] / 5. Blake Lamb [5], 6. Ryan Ball [6], 7. Chris Malaterre II [7].

Winged 600cc Micro B-Main (10 laps, top four transfer): 1. Dylan Woodling [1], 2. Bill Dunham [2], 3. Tylar Rankin [5], 4. Ryan Ball [4] / 5. Blake Lamb [3], 6. Michael Higdon [7], 7. Chris Malaterre II [8], 8. Nick Lucas [6], 9. Cory Grenzy (DNS), 10. Howard McCormick (DNS), 11. Rod Henning (DNS).

Winged 600cc Micro Feature (30 laps): 1. 17-Cap Henry [8], 2. 94-John Ivy [6], 3. 21-Clay Sanders [4], 4. 5-Brian Busz [2], 5. 39-Tylar Rankin [15], 6. 84-Bill Dunham [14], 7. 87-Nate Franklin [11], 8. 51-Jason Ormsby [1], 9. 29i-Kelsey Ivy [3], 10. 10r-Ryan Ball [16], 11. 01-Chase Ridenour [12], 12. 3w-Dylan Woodling [13], 13. 11b-Drew Dorsett [9], 14. 18-Cody Tyler [10], 15. 44-Blake Adams [5], 16. 40-Tyler Shullick [7].

Lap Leader(s): Ormsby 1-2, K. Ivy 3, Ormsby 4-12, J. Ivy 13-24, Henry 25.

Hard Charger: #39 – Tylar Rankin (+10)

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Qualifying (group aggregate): 1. 53-Justin Harper, 8.081; 2. 21s-Larry Joe Sroufe, 8.110; 3. 16-Grant Valkner, 8.112; 4. 20i-John Ivy, 8.115; 5. 68g-Tyler Gunn, 8.130; 6. 73b-Brent Busz, 8.148; 7. 46-Tyler Lindsay, 8.163; 8. 51-Jason Ormsby, 8.165; 9. 75b-Brian Busz, 8.177; 10. 9m-Jonathan Reid, 8.185; 11. 12c-Blane Culp, 8.274; 12. 2-Dustin Ingle, 8.304; 13. 48-Bobby Murany, 8.319; 14. 17n-Dillon Nusbaum, 8.321; 15. 15-Andy Hall, 8.326; 16. 12k-Sam Kimmel, 8.347; 17. 21-Brenton Lamb, 8.479; 18. 777-Ben Long, 8.685; 19. 57b-Michael Busz, 8.736; 20. 115-Brandon Yeiter, 9.215; 21. 8-Tony Jones, 9.339; 22. 19-Aiden Williamson, NT.

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #1 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Jonathan Reid [1], 2. Tyler Lindsay [2], 3. Justin Harper [4], 4. Sam Kimmel [6] / 5. John Ivy [3], 6. Michael Busz [7], 7. Bobby Murany [5].

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #2 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Blane Culp [1], 2. Jason Ormsby [2], 3. Larry Joe Sroufe [4], 4. Tyler Gunn [3] / 5. Dillon Nusbaum [5], 6. Brenton Lamb [6], 7. Brandon Yeiter (DNS).

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #3 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Brian Busz [2], 2. Dustin Ingle [1], 3. Andy Hall [5], 4. Grant Valkner [4] / 5. Ben Long [6], 6. Tony Jones [7], 7. Brent Busz [3].

Non-Winged 600cc Micro B-Main (10 laps, top four transfer): 1. Dillon Nusbaum [2], 2. Bobby Murany [5], 3. Ben Long [1], 4. Brent Busz [4] / 5. Brenton Lamb [3], 6. John Ivy (DNS), 7. Michael Busz (DNS), 8. Tony Jones (DNS), 9. Brandon Yeiter (DNS).

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Feature (25 laps): 1. 53-Justin Harper [4], 2. 16-Grant Valkner [2], 3. 75-Brian Busz [7], 4. 68g-Tyler Gunn [1], 5. 12c-Blane Culp [9], 6. 9m-Jonathan Reid [8], 7. 21s-Larry Joe Sroufe [3], 8. 12k-Sam Kimmel [12], 9. 777-Ben Long [15], 10. 48-Bobby Murany [14], 11. 15-Andy Reid [11], 12. 17n-Dillon Nusbaum [13], 13. 46-Tylar Lindsay [5], 14. 73b-Brent Busz [16], 15. 2-Dustin Ingle [10], 16. 51-Jason Ormsby [6].

Lap Leader(s): Gunn 1-3, Sroufe 4-18, Harper 19-20, B. Busz 21-23, Harper 24-25.

Hard Charger: #777 – Ben Long (+10)

 

 

Chargey was dynamite Lapping up to 7th place

Jordyn Charge continued is dominance of Western Raceway Hamilton for RD
2 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series Saturday night. “It was a really good track
tonight and every time we have been here we have been pretty good. I had no idea how many cars I
lapped I just knew I had to keep on going, obviously the cars behind me were going to be there if I
didn’t and capitalise on any mistake, the car was definitely fast and lap cars definitely came into
effect but we finished off strong and I happy to take this win.” an elated Charge said. Charge & Hunter started on the front row with Charge to the lead immediately. Unfortunately the
reds were bought out with returning All Star regular Kane Newcombe backing his V65 into the wall in
Turn 1. Newcombe has been sidelined for the past couple of seasons and it was a devastating result
for him. Without a lap being completed the field lined up again for another start. Charge again got
the start with Hunter hot on his tail. Solomon was there in third with V91 Dan Scott and VA9 Brad
Warren 4th and 5th. Solomon got Hunter through lap traffic and was pulling the leader in; Charge
must have sensed this and stepped up another gear to pull even further away. The top 5 remained
the same at race end. Reds again bought one with 1 lap to go with D26 Todd Moule tangling with
V43 Corey Sandow, flipping several times the second season racer Moule got out safely
unfortunately his car not quite in the same condition. Sandow who was up into 6th place had front
end damage and was a DNF also. Due to time the race was declared at 10.28pm. VA91 Dan Scott was high points going into the Shoot Out and after last weekend’s disappointment
was a rewarding result for them. D7 Matthew Reed was Quick Time in his group at the Shoot Out but
backed it into the wall in turn 4 and incurred enough damage that the team couldn’t return in time
for the A. Unfortunately V29 Michael Tancredi’s night was finished early after looping in turn 1, D26
Todd Moule collecting him on his way through with nowhere to go. The impact was hard on both
cars with Tancredi sustaining chassis damage and ended his night. Heat race wins went to –Charles Hunter, Brad Warren, Dan Scott, and Brendan Guerin A Main results: - 1st V60 Jordyn Charge, 2nd V7 Paul Solomon, 3rd V73 Charles Hunter, 4th VA91 Dan
Scott, 5th VA9 Brad Warren, 6th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 7th VA52 Jason Bolitho, 8th V46Jordan Abbot,
9th V76 Adam Cullinger, 10th SA51 Jay Brown, 11th V39 Brett Smith, 12th VA10 Steven Loader, 13th
V78 Chris Campbell, 14th V47 Jeremy Kupsch, 15th V43 Corey Sandow-DNF, 16th D26 Todd Moule -
DNF , 17th V65 Kane Newcombe-DNF, 18th D7 Matt Reed- DNS. Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Jason Bolitho - $100 cash Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Jordan Abbott – Set of Seat Belts Hoosier Hero – Jordyn Charge – Hoosier WAV tyre Bullseye Lucky 7 – Jason Bolitho - $100 cash CCPH Random Draw – Jay Brown - $200 cash All Star Hot Arse Award – Chris Campbell - Fire Extinguisher Heath Hunter Hire Quick Time Award –Brett Smith – $100 cash
HCC Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award – Todd Moule - $100 cash TEH Hard Charge –Jay Brown - $100 cash

 

Who Doesn’t Dare Wins!

Saturday night saw the Sprintcars added to the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway schedule with 16 cars fronting for the Dare To Double Sprintcar Feature, which offered the front row the opportunity to double their prize money if they decided to start from the back of the A-Main field.

Following the heat races Brad Keller was the high points driver but he declined the offer giving Daniel Pestka the chance to go to the rear of the field. Pestka also decided to start up front and it paid off for the Strathalbyn based driver as he led all 30 laps to end Matt Egel’s winning steak at the venue. After starting from position four Egel would finish second with Keller rounding out the podium in third.

“The extra money that the track was putting up was a great idea to help out the teams and an exciting way to create some added interest for the fans, but we wanted to go for the win. The track tonight was really good, but it was going to be hard to pass so many good cars to get the win. My guys did a great job and I can’t thank Jamie and James Stark enough for allowing me to drive their car” added Pestka following the race.

Murray Bridge local Ryan Jones had a steady evening as he claimed fourth while Steven Lines returned to Murray Bridge for the first time in two years to record a solid top five result in the Dave Challons owned #45 J&J.

After destroying a car, the week prior Glen Sutherland rewarded his crew for the hard work they put in during the week bolting a new car together as he finished sixth while Mark Caruso, Lisa Walker, Joel Heinrich and Victorian David Donegan completed the finishers.

Unfortunately, a third of the starters failed to finish including Ricky Maiolo, who headed to the infield early and Luke Dillon, who had a huge moment in turn four with the car biking hard while running inside the top four.

Lap 11 of the feature event saw three cars taken out of the event after Luke Bowey spun in turn two before rolling over leaving Chris James and Brendan Guerin nowhere to go with both drivers colliding with the airborne #55. As a result, Guerin’s immaculate #96 Cool fell onto its side. Murray Bridge resident Mike Fox was a non-starter in the final after hitting the turn four wall in heat four.

Earlier the heat winners were Dillon, Keller, Heinrich and Sutherland while Dillon set the fastest time in qualifying with a lap of 11.549 seconds just edging out Keller’s lap of 11.666.

 

 

Rusty wins bragging rights

The Blue Ribbon Raceway crowd were treated to an epic final at last night’s RD1 of the Mainline
DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series. Defending series champ Rusty Hickman and Brenten Farrer
duelled it out lap after lap for the 30 lap main. The pair lined up on the front row together with
Hickman taking the lead with Farrer hot on his tail. Farrer wasn’t giving in and passed Hickman a few
times only to have Hickman quickly fight back and take the lead again. Half race distance and lap cars
came into play but the two lead cars never faulted steering high and low to get around. Lapping the
field up to 7th Hickman took the checkers only 1.080 seconds ahead of Farrer. Whilst the 2 lead cars were dicing it out another race was happening between – V73 Charles Hunter,
V60 Jordan Charge, D26 Todd Moule, VA9 Brad Warren, D7 Matt Reed & V7 Paul Solomon. At the
finish Reed had worked his way up to third, Hunter finishing 4th and Moule rounding out the top 5.
Charge unfortunately pulled in after 18 laps with mechanical issues. Reds were bought out on lap 9 by VA91 Dan Scott losing it in turn 1 and putting it upside down
ending his night with the car ending up on the hook on the infield. V39 Brett Smith dropped a heat
and started in 19th moved up 10 places to win the TEH Hard Charger Award. With a strong field of
21 cars everyone had their own personal goal for opening night and after waiting for 8 months
finally got to test them out. New war paint, new numbers and new drivers all shone on the opening
night.
“What an A Main, the speed of the front runners was just awesome to watch. They must have had
nothing left in the bank by the end of it. I was pretty nervous at the start of the night being our first
show for 8 months and wanting our team to put on a great show but didn’t have to worry, our guys
gave it 110% and the crowd would have gone away pumped. I am so proud of all our All Stars, the
regulars and the new rookies; they all drove with their heads all night. It was a credit to all 21 cars.”
Searle said at the end of the night. Heat races were incident free and wins went to –Todd Moule, Brenten Farrer, Rusty Hickman & Brad
Warren A Main results: - 1st V40 Rusty Hickman, 2nd V34Brenten Farrer, 3rd D7 Matt Reed, 4th V73 Charles
Hunter, 5th D26 Todd Moule, 6th V78 Chris Campbell, 7th V7 Paul Solomon, 8th VA9 Brad Warren ,
9th V39 Brett Smith, 10th V29 Michael Tancredi, 11th VA84 Todd Hobson, 12th V43 Corey Sandow,
13th V76 Adam Cullinger, 14th D21 Zac Farrer, 15th V46 Jordan Abbott, 16th SA51 Jay Brown , 17th
V47 Jeremy Kupsch, 18th V60 Jordan Charge -DNF, 19th VA91 Dan Scott – DNF, 20th VA10 Steven
Loader Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Jordan Charge - $100 cash Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Brad Warren – Set of Seat Belts Hoosier Hero – Rusty Hickman – Hoosier WAV tyre Bullseye Lucky 7 – Paul Solomon - $100 cash CCPH Random Draw – Paul Solomon - $200 cash All Star Hot Arse Award –James Wren - Fire Extinguisher Heath Hunter Hire Quick Time Award –Todd Moule – $100 cash HCC Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award – Jason Bolitho - $100 cash TEH Hard Charge – Brett Smith - $100 cash

 

HAMILTON JR TAKES SOUTHERN SPRINTS FINALE; ALLEN SECURES CHAMPIONSHIP

December 4, 2021 – Punta Gorda, Florida – Davey Hamilton Jr. bested a stout field in exciting fashion to capture his first career Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series win at 417 Southern Speedway Saturday night. Hamilton propelled the Kirk Morgan owned Hurricane Chassis to the 40-lap feature victory.

Hamilton, who started in ninth position, used patience to methodically work his way to the front of the field and put himself in position to challenge for the lead with less than fifteen laps remaining.

Hamilton Jr. had caught race leader Tommy Nichols and second place Scott Adema who were in a heated battle for the lead. With eleven laps remaining, Hamilton Jr. moved to the outside of Adema entering turn one to take second position then instantaneously dove low and get under Nichols, who had led from the outset, and pulled away from the duo with less than ten laps remaining.

Hamilton Jr. would win by a margin of 5.107 seconds over Nichols.

In victory lane even Hamilton Jr. surprised himself by coming from the ninth position, against formidable competition, to get the win. “I honestly though I’d get a top five realistically” explained Hamilton Jr. “I had no idea we’d get up front. I didn’t expect that or plan that”.

“Slowly but surely, I made my way up through the field. There was one restart where I was outside second row. I knew that was my opportunity to do something. I had the opportunity to get outside of second place and also dive bomb it for first place on the same lap. Once I got into clean air, I was good. That was the best the car ran all day” concluded Hamilton Jr.

Following Hamilton Jr. was Nichols, Adema, Sport Allen, and LJ Grimm rounding out the top five.

Allen was also crowned the Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series 2021 champion. The highly competitive series has saw its fifth different series champion in its six years of existence.

The series will have a quick turnaround as the 2022 campaign kicks off next month.

40-LAP FEATURE RESULTS

1. Davey Hamilton Jr. (14)
2. Tommy Nichols (55)
3. Scott Adema (67)
4. Sport Allen (88a)
5. LJ Grimm (88)
6. Troy DeCaire (36)
7. Aaron Pierce (5s)
8. Colton Bettis (61)
9. Bruce Brantley (25)
10. Steve Darvalics (3)
11. Steven Hollinger (87)
12. Shea Hambling (13x)
13. Chaz Hambling (13)
14. Ryan Adema (92)
15. Sonny Hartley (32)
16. Johnny Gilbetson (22)

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

Andrew Priolo is still the points leader after four rounds of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series are in the books.

Priolo limped home a damaged car to 12th place when the third round was contested at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night - the WA Sprintcar Championship that was won by Jason Kendrick ahead of Robbie Farr and Callum Williamson.

Priolo struggled at the start of the show by claiming 15th in qualifying and then clawed back some ground with an 8th and a 2nd in his heat races.

He started 11th in the feature race and at one stage had to resume from the rear after trying to avoid a spinning Daniel Harding.

Despite damage to the car Priolo did a good job to finish the race and bank some solid points.

Shaun Bradford went into the round second in points and after he set quick time and won his first heat race, he was setting up the #57 for a possible front row start before he crashed out hard in his second heat race.

He would have started from P7 in the 35-lap final but the car sustained too much damage and he was a DNS.

As a result he dropped from second to third in the overall points.

Dayne Kingshott moved from third to second in the points after he crossed the fourth in the feature race.

Earlier in the night Kingshott was sixth quickest in qualifying and then took a 6th and a 5th in the heat races.

The top three are the only ones who have played their Joker cards where they double their feature race points for one round.

The next opportunity for drivers to play their Joker card is the next round - the Boxing Day event at the Perth Motorplex.

The other three occasions will be January 1 Bunbury Speedway, January 8 Ellenbrook Speedway and January 15 Perth Motorplex.

Jason Kendrick, who has won three of the four shows so far, is still fourth in points, while Taylor Milling who raced from 20th to 5th on Saturday night, has moved from 6th to 5th in points.

Daniel Harding, who crashed out on lap 24, has slipped from 5th to 6th.

Kris Coyle has moved up two spots to seventh, while Callum Williamson has moved up three spots to eighth, Ryan Lancaster has moved up one spot to ninth and AJ Nash has dropped three spots to 10th.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points after RD4: Andrew Priolo 678, Dayne Kingshott 642, Shaun Bradfford 580, Jason Kendrick 574, Taylor Milling 548, Daniel Harding 540, Kris Coyle 520, Callum Willamson 516, Ryan Lancaster 516, AJ Nash 508, David Priolo 504, Brad Maiolo 504, Darren Mewett 500, Matthew Cross 480, Jaydee Dack 480, Jason Pryde 476, Chace Karpenko 400, Todd Davis 378, Trevor Jolly 360, Jack Williamson 344, Trent Pigdon 322, Robbie Farr 278, George Eaton 278, Mitchell Wormall 232, Kaiden Manders 112.

Next events:

RD5 - Perth Motorplex - Speedweek RD1 - December 26

RD6 - Perth Motorplex - Speedweek RD2 - December 28

RD7 - Bunbury Speedway - Speedweek RD3 - January 1

RD8 - Ellenbrook Speedway - Speedweek RD4 - January 2

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

Jason Kendrick has etched his name into the record books by winning his third WA Sprintcar Championship at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Kendrick had previously won the event in 2011-12 and again in 2014-15 and was all smiles after winning the 60th running of the time-honoured event, crossing the line ahead of Queenslander Robbie Farr and defending Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series champion Callum Williamson.

It was his third win of the season and on the only occasion he didn’t win, he was leading when he cut down a right rear tyre and limped home in 13th place.

He started from pole after earlier in the night being second quickest overall to Shaun Bradford in qualifying before taking a second and a fourth in his heat races.

Starting alongside Kendrick in the fourth round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series, that was also part of the John Day Classic, was former WA champion David Priolo (2009-10) who was fourth in qualifying, then won his first heat from the front and was fifth in his second heat after starting from P9.

Kendrick got the jump from Priolo, Farr and Dayne Kingshott and looked strong from the start for the 35-lap feature race.

He was into lapped traffic with seven laps in the book as AJ Nash and Mitchell Wormall came together coming out of turn four, with the leader narrowly missing the carnage unfolding in front of him.

Nash was not happy with hitting the fence after a slide job from Andrew Priolo, voicing his frustrations to the infield commentators.

On the next restart Farr went low to gain an advantage over second-placed David Priolo but the W26 pilot was equal to the challenge and regained the spot.

With 19 laps to go David Priolo came in fast on the back of Kendrick but came out of turn two a little too hot and tagged the concrete fence hard, putting his ride up on its side for a moment, before it bounced down and limped to the infield with a broken front axle.

On the next restart Kendrick led away from Farr, Kingshott, Williamson and Northern Territory ace Chace Karpenko who rounded out the top five.

Farr was again stronger on the restart than Kendrick and the pair traded lines and the lead a few times over the next few laps before Kendrick stretched the legs on the W11 and opened up a handy buffer, with Williamson locked down in third after swapping spots with Kingshott.

The red lights came on with 11 laps remaining after Daniel Harding went too high in turns 1-2 and then spun in front of Andrew Priolo who was merely a passenger as he tried to avoid contact.

Matthew Cross also tried his best to avoid the crash and rolled the W94.

Priolo was the only one to get a restart (with a damaged top wing) with the other two cars destined for the infield.

Kendrick was onto the advances of Farr on the next restart but the V14 was not done yet and with about seven laps remaining he was running in close quarters but the contest saw him slide across the bike track, allowing Williamson to make up ground and run the higher line to slip into second.

Kendrick opted to run the lower line in the last handful of laps to make it harder for the challengers to get past.

Farr, who had run mainly the lower line on the track, found some traction in the mid part of the corners and in the latter stages had enough to regain second over Williamson and reduce the margin to Kendrick that was 0.937 of a second by the journey’s end.

It was a good night for Farr who was 10th quickest in qualifying, took a third in his first heat and then charged from 10th to win his second heat.

Williamson was 14th quickest in qualifying and followed this up with a fifth and a third in his heat races.

Kingshott, who started from P4, crossed the line in fourth.

Taylor Milling put in another solid drive, starting from P20 and converting this to a fifth place finish to be this round’s Kincrome Hard Charger.

Sixth went to Kris Coyle who started from P12, while Ryan Lancaster also put in a solid effort, converting a P16 start into a seventh place.

Eighth went to Jaydee Dack who started from P11, while ninth was Brad Maiolo who started from P14.

Darren Mewett rounded out the top 10 after originally qualifying to start from P19, but he was bumped up to P15 after Shaun Bradford (who qualified to start P7) and James Inglis (who qualified to start P17) were unable to take their spots on the inside row after earlier heat race damage and DNFs.

Todd Davis started P22 and finished 11th in a solid night for the W6 and Andrew Priolo crossed the line in 12th after originally starting midpack but then dropped back to the rear, to be the only other finisher.

The first heat race of the night went to Bradford who started from pole and won from Coyle who came out of P2 and Karpenko who started from P6.

The second heat went to David Priolo who got the jump on the start from the front row and won from Kendrick and Farr, who came from P5.

All the drama was in the third heat that on the third attempt to get the field away saw Inglis and Bradford crash hard and at high speed on the main straight.

Both drivers were able to escape their heavily-damaged cars and Inglis ran across the infield to remonstrate with David Priolo.

When the race finally got underway Dack took the win from Andrew Priolo and Pigdon.

Farr started from p10 to charge through the pack and steal the win from Darren Mewett who led for much of the final heat race.

Mewett held on for second from Williamson who started from P6 and Kendrick who started from P11.

The series now takes a break before Rd5 - on December 26 - marks the start of a busy six-night Speedweek Series.

The next show is also the second of only five opportunities drivers have to play their Joker card and double their feature race points for one night (they have to make their announcement at the drivers’ briefing before the racing gets underway).

The other three occasions will be January 1 Bunbury Speedway, January 8 Ellenbrook Speedway and January 15 Perth Motorplex.

Only Andrew Priolo, Dayne Kingshott and Shaun Bradford have played their Joker cards so far.

RESULTS

Qualifying: Shaun Bradford 13.343, Jason Kendrick 13.523, Kris Coyle 13.600, David Priolo 13.618, Brad Maiolo 13.618, Dayne Kingshott 13.697, Jason Pryde 13.725, James Inglis 13.745, Trent Pigdon 13.757, Robbie Farr 13.781, Chace Karpenko 13.803, Daniel Harding 13.883, Taylor Milling 13.887, Callum Williamson 13.962, Mitchell Wormall 13.968, Andrew Priolo 13.982, AJ Nash 14.013, Matthew Cross 14.230, Todd Davis 14.270, Ryan Lancaster 14.357, Jaydee Dack 14.516 and Darren Mewett 14.590.

Heat 1: 1st Shaun Bradford, 2nd Kris Coyle, 3rd Chace Karpenko, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Trent Pigdon, 7th Jaydee Dack, 8th Brad Maiolo, 9th AJ Nash, 10th Todd Davis. DNF: Taylor Milling.

Heat 2: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Robbie Farr, 4th James Inglis, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Dayne Kingshott, 7th Daniel Harding, 8th Ryan Lancaster, 9th Andrew Priolo. DNF: Darren Mewett and Matthew Cross.

Heat 3: 1st Jaydee Dack, 2nd Andrew Priolo, 3rd Trent Pigdon, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th David Priolo, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th AJ Nash, 8th Brad Maiolo. DNF: James Inglis and Shaun Bradford.

Heat 4: 1st Robbie Farr, 2nd Darren Mewett, 3rd Callum Willliamson, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Dayne Kingshott, 6th Matthew Cross, 7th Mitchell wormall, 8th Chace Karpenko. DNF: Jason Pryde, Kris Coyle and Todd Davis.

Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Robbie Farr, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Dayne Kingshott, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Kris Coyle, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th Jaydee Dack, 9th Brad Maiolo, 10th Darren Mewett, 11th Todd Davis, 12th Andrew Priolo. DNF: Chace Karpenko (31 laps), Matthew Cross (24 laps), Daniel Harding (24 laps), Jason Pryde (18 laps), Trent Pigdon (15 laps), AJ Nash (6 laps), Mitchell Wormall (6 laps). DNS: Shaun Bradford and James Inglis.

Hoosier tyre draw winner: Jason Kendrick.

Kincrome Hard Charger: Taylor Milling.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points after RD4: Andrew Priolo 678, Dayne Kingshott 642, Shaun Bradfford 580, Jason Kendrick 574, Taylor Milling 548, Daniel Harding 540, Kris Coyle 520, Callum Willamson 516, Ryan Lancaster 516, AJ Nash 508, David Priolo 504, Brad Maiolo 504, Darren Mewett 500, Matthew Cross 480, Jaydee Dack 480, Jason Pryde 476, Chace Karpenko 400, Todd Davis 378, Trevor Jolly 360, Jack Williamson 344, Trent Pigdon 322, Robbie Farr 278, George Eaton 278, Mitchell Wormall 232, Kaiden Manders 112.

Next events:

RD5 - Perth Motorplex - Speedweek RD1 - December 26

RD6 - Perth Motorplex - Speedweek RD2 - December 28

RD7 - Bunbury Speedway - Speedweek RD3 - January 1 RD8 - Ellenbrook Speedway - Speedweek RD4 - January 2


 


Caleb Stelzig and Spencer Hill Earn NMMRA Victories at Vado Speedway Park

Belleville, IL (11/28/2021) Wrapping up the 2021 racing season at the fan-favorite annual Turkey Bowl at Vado Speedway Park, the Lucas Oil POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association would see a two-day show full of excitement and on-track action aplenty with Mother Nature thwarting the trackside battles on Night One setting the stage for double the feature fun on Saturday. Racing two features in one night would find rookie-of-the-year winner Caleb Stelzig notched his second career victory in the first feature as Spencer Hill solidified his third win of the season to wrap up the 2021 season on Night Two.

Friday’s portion of the Annual Turkey Bowl at Vado Speedway Park with the Lucas Oil POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association would find the defending rookie of the year winner Devon Amos and current rookie of the year champion Caleb Stelzig each earn the early racing edges by grabbing heat race victories.

All set for Turkey Bowl feature racing with twenty entries lined up behind Randy Nelson and Caleb Stelzig in the front row, the NMMRA feature event would never see the green flag wave as rain showers would dampen the smooth as glass racing surface just as cars were taking to the track. Hindered by mother-nature on night one, the POWRi NMMRA would finalize their 2021 racing season the following night with double the feature racing action.

Postponed by a day due to inclement weather, the POWRi NMMRA would race their Night One feature to start Saturday’s program as outside front-row starter Caleb Stelzig would route the field to earn his second career series victory.

Racing from starting fifth, Shon Deskins would impress in a runner-up finishing effort ahead of third-place speedster Colt Treharn. Jason Howell would hold off the hard-charging effort of nineteenth starter Caleb Saiz to place fourth, leaving Saiz to round out the top-five finisher for Vado Speedway Park’s annual Turkey Bowl Night One feature of the Lucas Oil POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association.

Saturday’s event would find Colt Treharn and Caleb Saiz earn heat race wins with Treharn and Spencer Hill each gaining a front-row grid for the final feature event of the season. Pacing the field and launching into the initial start with twenty entries would see great elbows up racing action with thrills nearly every lap of competition.

Opening strong from and outside front-row grid would find Spencer Hill topping the speed charts and to the lead of the field as Randy Nelson attempted to run down the leading Hill from a sixth starting position. With Hill leading and Nelson running second, Robert Marfia and Jason Howell would battle intensely as Colt Treharn showed speed early only to fade in the later stages of the feature.

Spencer Hill would hold the field at bay to notch his third win of the season with the series as Nelson placed runner-up and Marfia finished third. Jason Howell and Colt Treharn would hold off the hard-charging effort of Shon Deskins with Howell fourth and Treharn rounding out the top-five finisher for the Night Two feature of the Lucas Oil POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association at Vado Speedway Park’s Turkey Bowl.

Lucas Oil POWRi NMMRA Feature Results from 11/26/21: (25 Laps)
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 21-Caleb Stelzig[2]; 2. 20-Shon Deskins[5]; 3. 77-Colt Treharn[4]; 4. 44-Jason Howell[6]; 5. 1HA-Caleb Saiz[19] {Hard Charger +14}; 6. 7D7-Spencer Hill[12]; 7. 0-JR Bonesteel[9]; 8. 24-Robert Marfia[7]; 9. 23-Craig Stringfellow[14]; 10. 7X-Troy Treharn[11]; 11. 18-Asa Kesterson[20]; 12. 92T-Tim Shallenberger[18]; 13. 9X-Randy Nelson[1]; 14. (DNF) 29-Dustin Cormany[13]; 15. (DNF) 86-Zac Taylor[10]; 16. (DNF) 5-Robert Herrera[8]; 17. (DNF) 4-David Dykes[17]; 18. (DNF) 50X-Jerry Higginbotham[15]; 19. (DNF) 41-Devon Amos[3]; 20. (DNF) 10-Gary Guinn[16].

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Devon Amos[2]; 2. 9X-Randy Nelson[9]; 3. 5-Robert Herrera[3]; 4. 20-Shon Deskins[8]; 5. 7X-Troy Treharn[4]; 6. 7D7-Spencer Hill[5]; 7. 29-Dustin Cormany[7]; 8. 92T-Tim Shallenberger[1]; 9. 50X-Jerry Higginbotham[10]; 10. (DNF) 18-Asa Kesterson[6].

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Caleb Stelzig[4]; 2. 24-Robert Marfia[3]; 3. 77-Colt Treharn[6]; 4. 44-Jason Howell[8]; 5. 86-Zac Taylor[5]; 6. 0-JR Bonesteel[10]; 7. 23-Craig Stringfellow[1]; 8. 4-David Dykes[2]; 9. 10-Gary Guinn[9]; 10. (DNF) 1HA-Caleb Saiz[7].

Lucas Oil POWRi NMMRA Feature Results from 11/27/21: (25 Laps)
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 7D7-Spencer Hill[2]; 2. 9X-Randy Nelson[6]; 3. 24-Robert Marfia[8]; 4. 44-Jason Howell[7]; 5. 77-Colt Treharn[1]; 6. 20-Shon Deskins[14] {Hard Charger +8}; 7. 0-JR Bonesteel[10]; 8. 86-Zac Taylor[9]; 9. 7X-Troy Treharn[5]; 10. 50X-Jerry Higginbotham[11]; 11. 10-Gary Guinn[12]; 12. 21-Caleb Stelzig[4]; 13. (DNF) 1HA-Caleb Saiz[3]; 14. (DNF) 92T-Tim Shallenberger[13]; 15. (DNF) 5-Robert Herrera[18]; 16. (DNS) 23-Craig Stringfellow; 17. (DNS) 18-Asa Kesterson; 18. (DNS) 29-Dustin Cormany; 19. (DNS) 41-Devon Amos; 20. (DNS) 4-David Dykes.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Colt Treharn[7]; 2. 7D7-Spencer Hill[8]; 3. 7X-Troy Treharn[5]; 4. (DNF) 20-Shon Deskins[6]; 5. (DNF) 92T-Tim Shallenberger[9]; 6. (DNF) 23-Craig Stringfellow[10]; 7. (DNF) 18-Asa Kesterson[4]; 8. (DNS) 29-Dustin Cormany; 9. (DNS) 5-Robert Herrera; 10. (DNS) 4-David Dykes.
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1HA-Caleb Saiz[4]; 2. 21-Caleb Stelzig[3]; 3. 24-Robert Marfia[1]; 4. 9X-Randy Nelson[7]; 5. 44-Jason Howell[8]; 6. 0-JR Bonesteel[6]; 7. 86-Zac Taylor[9]; 8. 10-Gary Guinn[5]; 9. 50X-Jerry Higginbotham[10]; 10. (DNS) 41-Devon Amos.

The full 2022 Lucas Oil POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association Schedule is currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks. Further information on the Lucas Oil POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association, such as rules, driver profiles, and series history is available online at www.nmmra.com or “Like and Follow” on social media.

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Lorne Wofford and Caleb Saiz Win Weekend Features with POWRi Vado Super Sprints

Belleville, IL. (11/28/2021) Capping off the season of outstanding racing action at the picturesque Vado Speedway Park, the Lucas Oil POWRi Vado Super Sprints would partake in the Annual Turkey Bowl as racers from all over the region flocked to the premiere event. With two separate shows over the weekend the newly crowned 2021 series champion, Lorne Wofford would earn the checkers on night one with Caleb Saiz capturing the feature win on the final night of seasonal racing.

Early in Friday’s program Royal Jones and Mike Archuleta would win their respective heat races as Lorne Wofford and Royal Jones would gain front-row starting spots for the feature event. Green flag feature racing with nineteen solid entries would find a spirited battle break out for the preferred top position as Royal and Lorne each attempted to lead the field of hungry competitors with Lorne Wofford gaining the slightest of advantages.

Holding the front of the field, Lorne Wofford would notch his fourth feature win of the season within the series as Mike Archuleta drove to the runner-up finishing position from starting third. Royal Jones would fade late to place third as Caleb Saiz flew through the field from starting eighth to finish fourth with ninth starting Jett Carney rounding out the top-five finishers for Vado Speedway Park’s Turkey Bowl Night One with the Lucas Oil POWRi Vado Super Sprints.

Continuing the great racing on Saturday with nineteen POWRi Vado Super Sprints entries would witness Fred Holz and Mike Archuleta each claim their heat racing victories with Caleb Saiz and Jett Carney earning front-row starting spots for the twenty-five laps feature event.

Flying into the first corner from the initial start, Caleb Saiz would be a driver determined behind the wheel as he hustled his way to the front of the pack to never relinquish the prized position. Chasing a speedy Saiz, Jett Carney would try valiantly for the front as the laps continued with Carney settling for second and Turkey Bowl Night One winner Lorne Wofford racing into finishing third.

Justin Lasiter and Jesse Baker would fly through the field from mid-pack grids as Lasiter placed fourth with Baker rounding out the Lucas Oil POWRi Vado Super Sprints top-five in Night Two of Vado Speedway Park’s annual Turkey Bowl.

Lucas Oil POWRi Vado 305 Super Sprint Feature Results from 11/26/21: (25 Laps)
Feature (25 Laps): 1. 18-Lorne Wofford[1]; 2. 40X-Mike Archuleta[3]; 3. 131-Royal Jones[2]; 4. 1HA-Caleb Saiz[8]; 5. 6-Jett Carney[9]; 6. 22-Justin Lasiter[16] {HARD CHARGER +10}; 7. 22B-Jesse Baker[5]; 8. 97-Derek DeMartino[12]; 9. 16-Conner Thomas[7]; 10. 2WILD-Ricky Holden[6]; 11. 9-Robert Herrera[15]; 12. 0C-Charlie Graham[11]; 13. 65-Richard Wilbee[10]; 14. 66-Fred Holz[14]; 15. 99-Johnathon O'Brien[4]; 16. 5-Jerill Higginbotham[13]; 17. (DNF) 21-Walton Kyle Jr[18]; 18. (DNS) 1I-Daniel Blaeser; 19. (DNS) 23Z-Zachary Hanes.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 131-Royal Jones[3]; 2. 18-Lorne Wofford[8]; 3. 6-Jett Carney[1]; 4. 16-Conner Thomas[5]; 5. 22B-Jesse Baker[9]; 6. 0C-Charlie Graham[4]; 7. 97-Derek DeMartino[6]; 8. 66-Fred Holz[2]; 9. 22-Justin Lasiter[7]; 10. 23Z-Zachary Hanes[10].

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 40X-Mike Archuleta[2]; 2. 99-Johnathon O'Brien[4]; 3. 2WILD-Ricky Holden[3]; 4. 1HA-Caleb Saiz[5]; 5. 65-Richard Wilbee[7]; 6. 9-Robert Herrera[8]; 7. 5-Jerill Higginbotham[6]; 8. (DNF) 1I-Daniel Blaeser[1]; 9. (DNF) 21-Walton Kyle Jr[9].

Lucas Oil POWRi Vado 305 Super Sprint Feature Results from 11/27/21: (25 Laps)
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 1HA-Caleb Saiz[1]; 2. 6-Jett Carney[2]; 3. 18-Lorne Wofford[7]; 4. 22-Justin Lasiter[8]; 5. 22B-Jesse Baker[11]; 6. 9-Robert Herrera[17] {Hard Charger +11}; 7. 40X-Mike Archuleta[5]; 8. 66-Fred Holz[4]; 9. 0C-Charlie Graham[10]; 10. 65-Richard Wilbee[3]; 11. 16-Conner Thomas[9]; 12. 2WILD-Ricky Holden[13]; 13. 81-Devon Jobin[16]; 14. 5-Jerill Higginbotham[6]; 15. (DNF) 23Z-Zachary Hanes[12]; 16. (DNF) 99-Johnathon O'Brien[18]; 17. (DNF) 21-Walton Kyle Jr[14]; 18. (DNS) 131-Royal Jones.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 66-Fred Holz[1]; 2. 1HA-Caleb Saiz[4]; 3. 16-Conner Thomas[2]; 4. 18-Lorne Wofford[6]; 5. 22-Justin Lasiter[8]; 6. 22B-Jesse Baker[7]; 7. 2WILD-Ricky Holden[3]; 8. 23Z-Zachary Hanes[9]; 9. (DNS) 99-Johnathon O'Brien.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 40X-Mike Archuleta[1]; 2. 6-Jett Carney[4]; 3. 65-Richard Wilbee[6]; 4. 5-Jerill Higginbotham[8]; 5. 0C-Charlie Graham[7]; 6. (DNF) 21-Walton Kyle Jr[9]; 7. (DNF) 131-Royal Jones[3]; 8. (DNF) 81-Devon Jobin[5]; 9. (DNF) 9-Robert Herrera[2].

The full 2022 Lucas Oil POWRi Vado Speedway Park Super Sprint schedule is currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks. More news on the POWRi Vado Super Sprints can be found online at www.vadospeedwaypark.com or “Like” Vado Speedway Park on Facebook.

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MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2022

For the second time in three outings, Jason Kendrick has stood on the top step after a feature race in the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

Kendrick stole the lead from defending series champion Callum Williamson in the dying stages of the City of Kwinana Cup at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night, while Williamson held on for second over Northern Territory driver Chace Karpenko.

There was drama even before the race started when last-start winner Daniel Harding went to the work area with a wing adjuster issue, giving up his p14 start and instead resuming from the rear.

Polesitter Kris Coyle got the early lead over Karpenko who started from P4 and Kendrick, who came out P3.

The race was just getting into a groove when the caution lights were thrown after a series of spins and a couple of damaged cars, including Harding who had header damage but managed to resume at the rear.

On the restart Williamson led from Kendrick and Karpenko who were both scrapping for second.

Andrew Priolo, who started from p5 was running the lower line with impact and even put the W8 on its back wheels with the drive he was getting.

At the same time Coyle was struggling up on the high line and had dropped back after starting on the front row.

Williamson was into lapped traffic after just eight laps as Andrew Priolo was putting plenty of pressure on Karpenko and eventually got the spot he was chasing.

Just over midrace distance Kendrick was closing in on Williamson and seconds later the field regrouped after Mitchell Wormall spun around in turn one.

On the restart this time it was Williamson from Kendrick, Andrew Priolo, AJ Nash and Coyle,

There were a few great battles back in the pack, including one between Harding and David Priolo.

Nash was gaining ground on the low line and got the job done over Karpenko for fourth and at about the same time Kendrick put his car a bit lower in the corners than Williamson and had his first serious look at the lead.

As the laps ran down Kendrick edged his way forward and with a couple of laps remaining he managed to slide underneath Williamson with a move that stuck, winning by 0.798 seconds.

Kendrick’s win is on the back of his win in the opening round of the series and a 13th placing last week after he led by much of the race, only to cut down a right rear tyre.

It was Williamson’s best outing from the first three shows after struggling in the first meeting and detonating an engine at the start of the second feature race a week earlier.

For Karpenko it was a solid result in the Muir Motorsport 53 and built on the ninth place he claimed a week earlier.

Nash, who started from p8, drove well to claim a credible fourth, on the back of his 11th in the second round.

Andrew Priolo continues to show he is going to be a force to be reckoned with this year, taking fifth after his fourth at the previous outing.

After crashing out hard when in a chance for the win at the last show, Dayne Kingshott posted a sixth for Krikke Motorsport.

Seventh was Taylor Milling who is posting some consistent results in the W25, after starting from p6.

Coyle held on for eighth which was a bitter pill to swallow for the pilot of the Merger Motorsport 79 after he showed so much speed and started on the front row.

Ninth was Farr who started from P15 but dropped back to 17th at one stage, while 10th was Brad Maiolo who started from p17.

11th went to David Priolo who started from p11, while 12th went to Ryan Lancaster who came from p18, 13th went to Harding who was supposed to start from p14 but had to start his chase from P21 and in making up eight spots was this week’s winner of the Kincrome Hard Charger award.

Despite his spin Wormall, who originally started from p10, crossed the line in 14th, ahead of Jaydee Dack, Shaun Bradford, Matthew Cross, Darren Mewett and Trevor Jolly, with Jason Pryde being an early DNF.

Non-starters for the main event were George Eaton and Trent Pigdon.

Coyle had a strong win in the first heat race of the night while Callum Williamson won the second heat and Milling won the third heat.

The early part of the second heat was marred by a spin by Pigdon in the first lap that saw him spin the #19 around and be collected by Bradford and Maiolo who had nowhere to go, seeing them all post DNFs and the track crew quickly swinging into action to repair a section of the safety fence mesh.

Callum Williamson set up his front row start in the main event with a solid win in the A Dash where much of the excitement was behind him in a scrap for the minors between Kendrick, Andrew Priolo and Kingshott.

Coyle was too good in the B Dash, taking an easy win over Karpenko and Milling.

Andrew Priolo is the new points leader on 552 points, ahead of Shaun Bradford on 530 and Dayne Kingshott on 500, with all three having already played their Joker cards (drivers have one of five nominated shows to play their Joker cards and double their feature race points).

The competition takes a break for two weeks before resuming on Saturday, December 4 for the fourth round of the series - the WA Sprintcar Championship.

RESULTS Qualifying group 1: Daniel Harding 13.590, Dayne Kingshott 13.669, Kris Coyle 13.750, Jason Pryde 13.855, David Priolo 13.875, Jaydee Dack 13.929, Matthew Cross 14.508, George Eaton 15.921.

Group 2: Jason Kendrick 13.716, Trent Pigdon 13.722, Callum Williamson 13.879, Bradley Maiolo 13.896, Andrew Priolo 14.141, Ryan Lancaster 14.343, Darren Mewtt 14.349.

Group 3: Robbie Farr 13.859, Jack Williamson 13.929, Taylor Milling 13.938, Chase Karpenko 13.972, Mitchell Wormall 14.135, Trevor Jolly 14.325, AJ Nash 14.405.

Heat 1: 1st Kris Coyle, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Jason Pryde, 4th David Priolo, 5th Jaydee Dack, 6th Matthew Cross, 7th George Eaton. DNF: Daniel Harding.

Heat 2: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Darren Mewtt, 5th Ryan Lancaster. DNF: Trent Pigdon, Brad Maiolo and Shaun Bradford.

Heat 3: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd Chace Karpenko, 3rd AJ Nash, 4th Mitchell Wormall, 5th Jack Williamson, 6th Trevor Jolly. DNF: Robbie Farr.

A Dash: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Dayne Kingshott, 5th Jason Pryde, 6th David Priolo.

B Dash: 1st Kris Coyle, 2nd Chace Karpenko, 3rd Taylor Milling, 4th AJ Nash, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Jack Williamson.

Midpack: 1st Jaydee Dack, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Robbie Farr, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th Matthew Cross, 8th Darren Mewett, 9th Trevor Jolly. DNF: George Eaton. DNS: Trent Pigdon.

Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Chace Karpenko, 4th AJ Nash, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Dayne Kingshott, 7th Taylor Milling, 8th Kris Coyle, 9th Robbie Farr, 10th Brad Maiolo, 11th David Priolo, 12th Ryan Lancaster, 13th Daniel Harding, 14th Mitchell Wormall, 15th Jaydee Dack, 16th Shaun Bradford, 17th Matthew Cross, 18th Darren Mewett and 19th Trevor Jolly. DNF: Jason Pryde. DNS: George Eaton and Trent Pigdon.

Hoosier tyre draw: Mitchell Wormall.

Kincrome Hard Charger: Daniel Harding.

Points after 3 rounds: Andrew Priolo 552 (Joker), Shaun Bradford 530 (Joker), Dayne Kinghsott 500 (Joker), Jason Kendrick 424, Daniel Harding 420, Taylor Milling 408, AJ Nash 396, David Priolo 390, Kris Coyle 382, Ryan Lancaster 380, Callum Williamsonn 372, Brad Maiolo 372, Darren Mewett 370, Trevor Jolly 360, Jason Pryde 358, Matthew Cross 358, Jaydee Dack 346, Jack Williamson 344, James Inglis 284, George Eaton 278, Chace Karpenko 276, Todd Davis 250, Trent Pigdon 206, Robbie Farr 132, Mitchell Wormall 122 and Kaiden Manders 11,

Upcoming rounds:

Rd4 - WA Sprintcar Championship - Perth Motorplex - Saturday, December 4.

Rd5 - Speedweek Rd1 - Perth Motorplex - Sunday, December 26

Rd6 - Speedweek Rd2 - Perth Motorplex, Tuesday, December 18

Rd7 - Speedweek Rd 3 - Bunbury Speedway - Saturday, January 1

 

 

BOWER HOLDS OFF PRICKETT FOR 2021 WESTERN MIDGET RACING CHAMPIONSHIP

Glendale, Ariz. (November 13, 2021) – Brentwood’s Blake Bower fended off a late season surge by Fresno’s David Prickett to become the 2021 Western Midget Racing champion, wrapping up the hotly contested championship on Saturday night at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. Bower topped Prickett by just four points in their best 12 finishes as part of the 25-race series for stock production-powered Midgets on dirt. Each driver scored seven wins throughout the campaign.

Goodyear, Arizona’s Nathan High earned the outside pole position for the 20-lap main event after scoring a win in the second heat race. Terry Nichols won the first heat.

High never relinquished the lead over the course of the main event. Prickett rolled off sixth and was in a must-win scenario in the no. 22q. Prickett advanced to third immediately but was unable to reel in High or Surprise, Arizona’s Drake Edwards in a bid for the victory. High became the twelfth different winner of the year, topping Edwards, Prickett, Peoria, Arizona’s Cory Brown, and Bower at the checkered flag. Bower started seventh, finished fifth, and maintained his 590-point total for the championship.

Bower, Prickett, Brown, Santa Paula’s Megan Moorhead, and Hawaiian Kala Keliinoi are the top-five finishers in the 2021 Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction standings. Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse missed out on fifth place by just four points. Blud Lubricants provided bonus awards of cash and product for the season finale as well.

The 2022 season will see the addition of championship races at Antioch Speedway and Marysville Raceway along with Adobe Mountain Speedway, Ocean Speedway, Petaluma Speedway, and Ventura Raceway.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

November 13, 2021 – Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 35 Terry Nichols; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 3AZ Nathan High

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 3AZ Nathan High, 2. 5 Drake Edwards, 3. 22q David Prickett, 4. 32 Cory Brown, 5. 29 Blake Bower, 6. 55 Tyler Rodriguez, 7. 24 Tyler Dolacki, 8. 74 Greg Jewett, 9. 20 Kyle Hawse, 10. 35 Terry Nichols, 11. 20w Chloe High, 12. 57 Kyle Huttenhow

 

 

Shane Golobic wins the battle and Ryan Robinson wins the war with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in Stockton

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA…Fremont’s Shane Golobic came out on top of an entertaining duel with Dominic Scelzi to snag his third Sprint Car Challenge Tour victory of the year, while Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson wrapped up his first career SCCT title on Saturday in Stockton.

It marked the eighth Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards triumph of Golobic’s career, which ranks number one all-time.

“That was a fun race right there with Dominic Scelzi,” commented the two-time Trophy Cup champion Golobic. “Dom has won a lot of races this year and has got us a few times, so it feels really nice to get that checkered flag. I have to thank Matt Wood, my brother Dustin, Elk Grove Ford, NOS Energy Drink and everyone that supports our race team.”

Golobic started on the pole by way of his victory in the High Sierra Industries Dash and quickly sped into the lead at the waving of the green flag. He sat out front until Dom Scelzi drove by on lap-seven to put the Scelzi Ent. No. 41 out front. Golobic didn’t let him get too far out front however, and on lap 20 returned the favor, overtaking Scelzi to retake the top spot.

The duo proceeded to race close together through lapped traffic over the remaining laps, but Golobic hit his marks in the final corners and accepted the Ed Entz checkered flag. It marked the second SCCT “Tribute to Gary Patterson” win of his career at the Stockton Dirt Track.

Scelzi crossed the stripe in second, followed by Hanford’s DJ Netto, Ryan Robinson and Washington racer JJ Hickle. Completing the top-10 were Colby Copeland, Chase Majdic, Tanner Carrick, Corey Day and Ryan Timms. Justyn Cox earned the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award carving his way from 23rd to 11th.

By simply presenting his car for the main event Robinson and Weiher Racing clinched the 2021 Sprint Car Challenge Tour championship. The 21-year-old driver finished off the season by earning top-five finishes in eight of the final nine events. The potent combination also earned a victory on October 16th at Petaluma Speedway to go along with their superbly consistent year.

“It’s a big honor for this entire Weiher Racing team to bring home the Sprint Car Challenge Tour title this season,” Robinson commented following the race. “My dad won championships and was a heck of a racer in his day, so I’m honored to continue that tradition. I have so much fun racing with this bunch and I think that’s a large part of our success. It was a great season and I have to thank everyone that made it possible.”

As noted, Golobic captured the High Sierra Industries Dash, with the four heat races contested picked off by Ryan Robinson, DJ Netto, Shane Golobic and DJ Netto. JJ Hickle began the evening by earning the Bianchi Farms Fast Time Award by clocking a 14.290 around the Stockton oval.

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SCCT 360 Sprints - 24 Entries

A Main 30 Laps

1. 17W-Shane Golobic[1]; 2. 4D1-Dominic Scelzi[3]; 3. 88N-DJ Netto[5]; 4. 14W-Ryan Robinson[8]; 5. 63-JJ Hickle[2]; 6. 5V-Colby Copeland[12]; 7. 2X-Chase Majdic[6]; 8. 83T-Tanner Carrick[9]; 9. 41-Corey Day[17]; 10. 5T-Ryan Timms[13]; 11. 7C-Justyn Cox[23]; 12. 19-Colby Thornhill[15]; 13. 35-Sean Becker[10]; 14. 92-Andy Forsberg[21]; 15. 3F-Justin Henry[11]; 16. 94-Greg Decaires V[7]; 17. 15T-Tristan Guardino[19]; 18. 78-Bret Barney[24]; 19. 5A-Daniel Whitley[22]; 20. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[18]; 21. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[16]; 22. 19A-Art McCarthy Jr[20]; 23. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[14]; 24. 75-Mitchell Faccinto[4]

Dash 6 Laps |

1. 17W-Shane Golobic[1]; 2. 63-JJ Hickle[4]; 3. 4D1-Dominic Scelzi[5]; 4. 75-Mitchell Faccinto[2]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto[3]; 6. 2X-Chase Majdic[7]; 7. 94-Greg Decaires V[8]; 8. 14W-Ryan Robinson[6]

Heat 1 8 Laps |

1. 14W-Ryan Robinson[2]; 2. 3F-Justin Henry[3]; 3. 5T-Ryan Timms[6]; 4. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[1]; 5. 94-Greg Decaires V[4]; 6. (DNS) 5A-Daniel Whitley

Heat 2 8 Laps |

1. 88N-DJ Netto[1]; 2. 35-Sean Becker[2]; 3. 75-Mitchell Faccinto[4]; 4. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[3]; 5. 19A-Art McCarthy Jr[6]; 6. 78-Bret Barney[5]

Heat 3 8 Laps |

1. 17W-Shane Golobic[1]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick[2]; 3. 63-JJ Hickle[4]; 4. 41-Corey Day[6]; 5. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[3]; 6. 92-Andy Forsberg[5]

Heat 4 8 Laps |

1. 2X-Chase Majdic[3]; 2. 4D1-Dominic Scelzi[4]; 3. 5V-Colby Copeland[1]; 4. 19-Colby Thornhill[2]; 5. 15T-Tristan Guardino[5]; 6. 7C-Justyn Cox[6]

Qualifying 1 |

1. 94-Greg Decaires V, 00:14.630[4]; 2. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez, 00:14.655[3]; 3. 14W-Ryan Robinson, 00:14.868[5]; 4. 3F-Justin Henry, 00:14.914[1]; 5. 5A-Daniel Whitley, 00:15.041[2]; 6. 5T-Ryan Timms, 00:15.041[6]

Qualifying 2 |

1. 75-Mitchell Faccinto, 00:14.462[5]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto, 00:14.492[2]; 3. 35-Sean Becker, 00:14.752[3]; 4. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez, 00:15.101[6]; 5. 78-Bret Barney, 00:15.324[4]; 6. 19A-Art McCarthy Jr, 00:16.408[1]

Qualifying 3 |

1. 63-JJ Hickle, 00:14.290[6]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic, 00:14.587[2]; 3. 83T-Tanner Carrick, 00:14.750[5]; 4. X1-Kaleb Montgomery, 00:14.880[4]; 5. 92-Andy Forsberg, 00:14.907[3]; 6. 41-Corey Day, 00:15.101[1]

Qualifying 4 |

1. 4D1-Dominic Scelzi, 00:14.524[3]; 2. 5V-Colby Copeland, 00:14.734[6]; 3. 19-Colby Thornhill, 00:14.799[5]; 4. 2X-Chase Majdic, 00:14.898[4]; 5. 15T-Tristan Guardino, 00:14.977[1]; 6. 7C-Justyn Cox, 00:15.058[2]

 

 

Bryant Weideman Sweeps Caney Valley POWRi Midget Season Championship Weekend
Belleville, IL. (11/6/21) Wrapping up the yearlong season quest of championship glories, the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues would battle feverishly in the final event of the 2021 racing season at Caney Valley Speedway for Night Two of the Season Championship Event. With twenty-two strong and talented entries, Bryant Weideman would wheel his way to the front of the field and on to victory by earning their second straight feature win of the weekend.

Early on track battles would find Bryant Weideman, Brent Crews, and Kaylee Bryson each earn heat racing wins with Kaylee Bryson grabbing the night’s High Point Qualifier Award after heat racing action to notch a pole-starting position for the final thirty-lap series feature event of 2021.

Going green flag feature racing would find the front row of Kaylee Bryson and Gavan Boschele fly into the first pair of corners with Gavan Boschele leading the first circuit of racing action. Using the mid-to-high line of racing Boschele would appear to be the pinnacle of the field as Bryant Weideman, Kaylee Bryson, Karter Sarff, and Brent Crews all ran within the top-five in the early stages of the feature.

Stalking the leading Boschele for several laps, Bryant Weideman would overtake the point just before the midway using a high-side maneuver off turn two with Jade Avedisian following the leading Weideman past Boschele as Kameron Key and Taylor Reimer raced into the top-five competitors at the halfway point.

Showing the fastest line on a tight and tricky track, Bryant Weideman would continue to lead as an intense battle for the runner-up position would ensue between Avedisian and Boschele. Caution flags would show keeping the field bunched as the laps winded down and into the final few revolutions of the 2021 POWRi Midget Leagues season.

Holding off all challengers to sweep the weekend, Bryant Weideman would put an exclamation point of his season of successes to capture the third win of his championship season. Finding speed after the restart Gavan Boschele would race back to finish runner-up as Brent Crews placed third.

Restarting in the rear after an early race miscue, Kaylee Bryson would race her way back through the field to place fourth as Jade Avedisian rounded out the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget League top-five finishers at Caney Valley Speedway for Night One of the Season Championship weekend events.

Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget Leagues at Caney Valley Speedway 11/6/2021:
Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 01-Bryant Weideman (14.197)
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1 Winner: 01-Bryant Weideman
MVT Services Heat Race 2 Winner: 86-Brent Crews
Auto Meter Heat Race 3 Winner: 71-Kaylee Bryson
Max Papis Innovations High Point Qualifier: 71-Kaylee Bryson
Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 97X-Branigan Roark +8 (19th to 11th)

Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 01-Bryant Weideman
Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[4]; 2. 5-Gavan Boschele[2]; 3. 86-Brent Crews[5]; 4. 71-Kaylee Bryson[1]; 5. 84-Jade Avedisian[8]; 6. 97-Brenham Crouch[13]; 7. 67K-Cade Lewis[12]; 8. 00-Trey Gropp[10]; 9. 25K-Taylor Reimer[7]; 10. 4F-Chad Frewaldt[15]; 11. 97X-Branigan Roark[19]; 12. 91-Jeff Stasa[14]; 13. 21-Emilio Hoover[9]; 14. 17-Tanner Berryhill[11]; 15. 444-Kameron Key[3]; 16. 15D-Andrew Deal[21]; 17. 15L-Rick Horn[20]; 18. 84S-Shaun Shapel[18]; 19. 21K-Karter Sarff[6]; 20. 56X-Mark Chisholm[16]; 21. 20G-Noah Gass[17]; 22. 31-Kyle Beilman[22].

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[2]; 2. 21-Emilio Hoover[1]; 3. 21K-Karter Sarff[6]; 4. 67K-Cade Lewis[5]; 5. 17-Tanner Berryhill[8]; 6. 4F-Chad Frewaldt[7]; 7. 97X-Branigan Roark[4]; 8. 15D-Andrew Deal[3].

MVT Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 86-Brent Crews[2]; 2. 25K-Taylor Reimer[3]; 3. 444-Kameron Key[7]; 4. 00-Trey Gropp[6]; 5. 56X-Mark Chisholm[1]; 6. 20G-Noah Gass[5]; 7. 15L-Rick Horn[4].

Auto Meter Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 71-Kaylee Bryson[3]; 2. 5-Gavan Boschele[5]; 3. 97-Brenham Crouch[1]; 4. 84-Jade Avedisian[7]; 5. 91-Jeff Stasa[6]; 6. 84S-Shaun Shapel[4]; 7. (DNS) 31-Kyle Beilman.

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The 2022 season schedule for the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues are currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks. Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Bryant Weideman Victorious in POWRi Midget Debut at Caney Valley Speedway
Belleville, IL. (11/5/21) Heading to the south-eastern Kansas smooth surfaces of Caney Valley Speedway for the first time in series history, the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues would battle intensely in the penultimate event of the 2021 racing season with championship glories up for grabs. With nineteen entries, Bryant Weideman would out-run all other competitors picking up his second career POWRi win.

Early on track battles would find Brent Crews, Cade Lewis, and Brenham Crouch each earn heat racing victories with Crews grabbing the night’s High Point Qualifier Award after heat racing action to earn a pole-starting position for the thirty-lap feature event.

Going green flag feature racing would find the front row of Brent Crews and Jade Avedisian battle intensely for the preferred leading position as Crews flew out to the early racing advantage. Fending off a fury of restarts, Brent Crews would cruise in the front of the field with Jade Avedisian, Bryant Weideman, Taylor Reimer, and Brenham Crouch close behind inside the top five.

Midway through the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues feature Bryant Weideman would use a restart to his advantage to slingshot to the front, overtaking Crews for the lead with a low-line maneuver in turns one and two.

Stretching out a commanding lead, Weideman would not be denied in his home state of Kansas as he earned his second feature win of the series this season. Brent Crews would stay in the hunt towards the front all event finishing second as Gavan Boschele raced his way to third.

Racing inside the front-runners for the full feature Brenham Crouch would place fourth as Jade Avedisian rounded out the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget League top-five finishers at Caney Valley Speedway for Night One of the Season Championship weekend events.

Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget Leagues at Caney Valley Speedway 11/5/2021:
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1 Winner: 86-Brent Crews
MVT Services Heat Race 2 Winner: 67K-Cade Lewis
Auto Meter Heat Race 3 Winner: 97-Brenham Crouch
Max Papis Innovations High Point Qualifier: 86-Brent Crews
Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 444-Kameron Key +9 (17th to 8th)
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 01-Bryant Weideman

Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[6]; 2. 86-Brent Crews[1]; 3. 5-Gavan Boschele[10]; 4. 97-Brenham Crouch[3]; 5. 84-Jade Avedisian[2]; 6. 25K-Taylor Reimer[4]; 7. 67K-Cade Lewis[5]; 8. 444-Kameron Key[17]; 9. 21-Emilio Hoover[19]; 10. 56X-Mark Chisholm[16]; 11. 97X-Branigan Roark[13]; 12. 15D-Andrew Deal[12]; 13. 71-Kaylee Bryson[14]; 14. 20G-Noah Gass[15]; 15. 21K-Karter Sarff[9]; 16. 17-Tanner Berryhill[11]; 17. 00-Trey Gropp[8]; 18. 15L-Rick Horn[18]; 19. 31M-Kyle Beilman[7].

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 86-Brent Crews[6]; 2. 84-Jade Avedisian[7]; 3. 00-Trey Gropp[4]; 4. 17-Tanner Berryhill[5]; 5. 20G-Noah Gass[1]; 6. 444-Kameron Key[3]; 7. 21-Emilio Hoover[2].

MVT Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 67K-Cade Lewis[1]; 2. 25K-Taylor Reimer[4]; 3. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[5]; 4. 21K-Karter Sarff[6]; 5. 71-Kaylee Bryson[3]; 6. 15L-Rick Horn[2].

Auto Meter Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brenham Crouch[2]; 2. 31M-Kyle Beilman[1]; 3. 5-Gavan Boschele[3]; 4. 15D-Andrew Deal[5]; 5. 97X-Branigan Roark[4]; 6. 56X-Mark Chisholm[6].

Up next for the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues will be the final event of the 2021 racing season back at Caney Valley Speedway on Saturday, November 6th when the series joins forces with the Lucas Oil POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micros presented by Engler Machine and Tool with the series championships on the line. More track information is available at www.caneyvalleyspeedway.com.

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DAVID PRICKETT WINS VENTURA RACEWAY THRILLER OVER POINTS LEADER BLAKE BOWER

Ventura, Calif. (October 31, 2021) – The outstanding championship battle for Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction reached its high point during a thrilling feature at Ventura Raceway on Saturday night, with Fresno’s David Prickett outdueling points leader Blake Bower of Brentwood for his seventh points paying win of the year.

The narrow victory in the penultimate round gives Prickett control of his championship destiny at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. on November 13. A win would tie Prickett in the total points with Bower, with the tiebreaker for the $1,000 championship then going in Prickett’s favor. Bower or any other driver in WMR, can play spoiler in the finale by keeping Prickett out of victory lane.

Peoria, Arizona’s Cory Brown and Bower split the heat races for the 16 cars on hand for the stock production Midget series. Prickett lined up for the 20-lap feature in fifth ahead of Bower in sixth and Brown in seventh.

Terry Nichols led the first five laps of competition before Bower and Bakersfield’s Brody Fusion entered the mix. Nichols then retook the lead until lap 12 when Bower took over the top position. Prickett and Bower exchanged the lead multiple times over the final eight laps. Prickett made the decisive maneuver on the final lap, winning by just .158 seconds. Bower finished second followed by Fuson. Napa’s Brody Petrie charged from tenth on the grid for a fourth place performance with Brown rounding out the top-five.

Western Midget Racing returns to Ventura Raceway on October 30 for the penultimate race of the 2021 championship season.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

October 30, 2021 – Ventura Raceway (Ventura, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 32 Cory Brown; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 9 Blake Bower

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 22q David Prickett, 2. 9 Blake Bower, 3. 20w Brody Fuson, 4. 35SR Brody Petrie, 5. 32 Cory Brown, 6. 35 Terry Nichols, 7. 11 Randi Pankratz, 8. 35x Jake Hodges, 9. 20 Kyle Hawse, 10. 31 Todd Hawse, 11. 7 Frankie Politelli, 12. 12k Jeremy Stout, 13. 5 Justin Bishop, 14. 55 Tyler Rodriguez, 15. 12H David Raquenio

NEXT RACE: November 13 Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.)

 

 

Alex Sewell Shines in POWRi West Fall Fling Night Two Feature Victory

Belleville, IL. (10/30/21) Pacing the smooth surfaces of Creek County Speedway for the final series stand-alone race of 2021, top-notch drivers in the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect would thrill in excitement as Alex Sewell rallied to win his fourth feature career victory in the series.

Early racing would find Alex Sewell and Tanner Berryhill grabbing heat racing wins with Berryhill not only gaining the Hot-Lap Top Time but also earning a High Point Qualifier award. After an intermission dice-roll for the feature lineup, a redraw of three would benefit Alex Sewell and Chase McDermand with a front-row gridding position.

Launching to the green flag Alex Sewell would fly out to the early racing advantage with Chase McDermond, Tanner Berryhill, Trey Gropp, and Jonathan Beason in hot pursuit. Sewell would maintain the lead through an early race restart and appear to be in a class of his own.

Cruising out to a commanding lead, Sewell would set his sights on lap traffic as drama would ensue in the latter stages of the feature as Jonathan Beason was able to run down the leading Sewell to contend for the feature victory.

Alex Sewell would not be denied as he would lead every lap of the final night of the Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway to earn his first win of the series since his championship campaign of 2014 to gain his fourth series career victory.

Making a battle of the feature in the final laps, Jonathan Beason would race his way to finishing runner-up as Trey Gropp would be among the front-runners for the entire feature to finish third. Tanner Berryhill would show speed in the event to finish fourth as Emilio Hoover hard-charged his way to round out the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League top-five finishers at Creek County Speedway’s Fall Fling Night Two.

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League at Creek County Speedway 10/30/2021: Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot-Lap Time: 17-Tanner Berryhill (12.936) Smith Titanium Heat Race 1 Winner: 8-Alex Sewell Saldana Racing Products Heat Race 2 Winner: 17-Tanner Berryhill Rod End Supply High Point Qualifier: 17-Tanner Berryhill Rod End Supply Hard Charger: 21-Emilio Hoover Realty Connect/Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 8-Alex Sewell

Realty Connect A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell[1]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason[6]; 3. 00-Trey Gropp[5]; 4. 40-Chase McDermand[2]; 5. 21K-Emilio Hoover[10]; 6. 93-Kyle Bellm[11]; 7. 17-Tanner Berryhill[3]; 8. 22C-Jace Park[9]; 9. 7M-Taylor Courtney[12]; 10. 47K-Kevin Brewer[8]; 11. 97-Matt Sherrell[4]; 12. #1-Justin Zimmerman[7]; 13. 7R-AJ Hopkins[14]; 14. 3PS-Lane Goodman[13]

Smith Titanium Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell[1]; 2. 97-Matt Sherrell[3]; 3. 40-Chase McDermand[6]; 4. 8J-Jonathan Beason[7]; 5. 21K-Emilio Hoover[5]; 6. 7M-Taylor Courtney[2]; 7. 7R-AJ Hopkins[4]

Saldana Racing Products Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Tanner Berryhill[3]; 2. #1-Justin Zimmerman[1]; 3. 00-Trey Gropp[5]; 4. 22C-Jace Park[2]; 5. 47K-Kevin Brewer[6]; 6. 93-Kyle Bellm[4]; 7. 3PS-Lane Goodman[7].

Up next for the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect will be at Caney Valley Speedway for a two-day stay November 5-6 when the series joins forces with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets as well as the Lucas Oil POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micros in the final event for 2021. More track information is available at www.caneyvalleyspeedway.com.

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Jonathan Beason Bags POWRi West Fall Fling Night One Win in Dominating Fashion
Belleville, IL. (10/29/21) Hitting the track of Creek County Speedway for the final series stand-alone weekend of racing in 2021, competitors in the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect would battle for Fall Fling bragging rights in addition to the winner circle awards. Up on the wheel all night for intense open-wheel excitement found Jonathan Beason earning the advantage to claim the victory for Night One by leading all twenty-five laps of the feature event.

Early racing would find Trey Gropp and Tanner Berryhill grabbing heat racing wins with Gropp pocketing a High Point Qualifier award. After an intermission dice-roll for feature lineup redraw, Jonathan Beason and Kevin Brewer would benefit from the five-position shuffle.

Launching to the green flag would find pole-sitter Jonathan Beason flying out to an early lead as Emilio Hoover, Kevin Brewer, and Matt Sherrell would all vie for the runner-up position in the early stages.

Dominating the feature event, Jonathan Beason would not be denied or even threatened for the lead as he hit all his marks with precision driving throughout the race. Emilio Hoover would hold down the runner-up position also separating himself from the field as Kyle Bellm hard-charged his way from starting twelfth to finish third.

Among the front-runners for the feature, Matt Sherrell would stay in the mix early and fade late to finish fourth as Justin Zimmerman rounded out the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League top-five finishers at Creek County Speedway’s Fall Fling Night One.

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League at Creek County Speedway 10/29/2021:
Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot-Lap Time: 8-Alex Sewell (13.126)
Smith Titanium Heat Race 1 Winner: 00-Trey Gropp
Saldana Racing Products Heat Race 2 Winner: 17-Tanner Berryhill
Rod End Supply High Point Qualifier: 00-Trey Gropp
Rod End Supply Hard Charger: 93-Kyle Bellm +9 (12th to 3rd)
Realty Connect/Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 8J-Jonathan Beason

Realty Connect A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 8J-Jonathan Beason[1]; 2. 21K-Emilio Hoover[3]; 3. 93-Kyle Bellm[12]; 4. 97-Matt Sherrell[6]; 5. #1-Justin Zimmerman[7]; 6. 40-Chase McDermand[15]; 7. 00-Trey Gropp[5]; 8. 22C-Jace Park[8]; 9. 47K-Kevin Brewer[2]; 10. 3PS-Lane Goodman[10]; 11. 7M-Taylor Courtney[13]; 12. 7R-AJ Hopkins[14]; 13. 17-Tanner Berryhill[4]; 14. 8-Alex Sewell[9]; 15. 44-Branigan Roark[11]

Smith Titanium Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 00-Trey Gropp[2]; 2. 97-Matt Sherrell[1]; 3. 21K-Emilio Hoover[5]; 4. 22C-Jace Park[4]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell[6]; 6. 3PS-Lane Goodman[7]; 7. 7M-Taylor Courtney[8]; 8. 40-Chase McDermand[3]

Saldana Race Products Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Tanner Berryhill[1]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason[2]; 3. 47K-Kevin Brewer[5]; 4. #1-Justin Zimmerman[6]; 5. 93-Kyle Bellm[3]; 6. 44-Branigan Roark[7]; 7. 7R-AJ Hopkins[4]

Up next for the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect will be the final stand-alone race for 2021for Night Two of the Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway on Saturday, October 30th. Classes scheduled to compete include the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League and the Lucas Oil ASCS Sooner Region. More track information can be found online at www.creekcountyspeedway.com

Saturday, October 30th Creek County Speedway Details:
Pit Gates Open – 2:00 PM
Drivers Registration – 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Drivers Meeting – 5:00 PM
Hot Laps – 5:30 PM
Racing to follow.
Kids Costume Contest During Intermission: $50 to the Best Dressed | Trailer Treating in the Pits.

Grandstands Gates Open: 4:00 PM - Saturday.
Pit Pass: $35
General Admission: $15
Kids 11-14: $6
Children 10 and Under: FREE

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Hahn Hustles to Third Career Short Track Nationals Triumph at I-30 Speedway!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 23, 2021) – The tone was set with Friday night’s “Twin 20’s” and Saturday delivered an absolute race for the ages.

And when the final checkered flag flew upon I-30 Speedway’s 34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, it was Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Blake Hahn putting an exclamation point on his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship by notching his third career STN triumph.

Following several lead changes along the way, Hahn ultimately battled past Jordon Mallett on the 39th round to take the $10,041 winner’s share in the 41-lap STN championship feature event.

“I know Jordon is so good running the bottom that I had to keep working the top and it came in for me,” Hahn explained after the triumph aboard the Drive WFX No. 52 Sprint Car.

Hahn crossed the stripe ahead of Sam Hafertepe, Jr., who fell one position short of going back-to-back in the Short Track Nationals while Mallett settled for the show position.

Hahn gridded the feature fourth after Cody Gardner earned the pole position for the feature by topping the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”. Gardner gunned into to the early lead and paced the opening seven rounds ahead of Mallett, Hahn and Hafertepe, Jr.

But when Gardner jumped the cushion exiting turn four on the eighth round, Mallett pounced for the lead.

Traffic came into play within a dozen laps with Hahn disposing of Gardner for second on the 11th round and then racing past Mallett for the point the next time around. Mallett battled right back to recapture the lead on the 16th round and paced the next 23 rounds as Hahn, Hafertepe, Jr., and Dylan Westbrook continually traded positions right behind the leader.

Westbrook’s strong run was sidelined by a cut tire after 34 laps that precipitated the race’s first of just two cautions.

While trying to fend off Hafertepe, Jr., in the process, Hahn went to work on Mallett and edged into the lead only to have it waved off when Garet Williamson spun in turn one with 36 laps in the books.

Set for a five-lap dash to the stripe, Mallett moved to the topside to try to slow Hahn’s advances but to no avail as Hahn was able to slip by with just three laps to go. He brought Hafertepe, Jr., with him and was able to hold on to the stripe.

J.J. Hickle followed the lead trio of Hahn, Hafertepe, Jr., and Mallett across the stripe in fourth with Derek Hagar rounding out the top five.

Matt Covington was sixth with Gardner, Eric Baldaccini, Miles Paulus and Eric Lutz completing the top ten.

In addition to Hickle, Baldaccini, Paulus and Lutz, others making the cut for their first STN championship feature included Jason Barney, Slater Helt, Justin Zimmerman and Dustin Gates. At the other end of the spectrum, Tim Crawley made it into an STN record 24th championship feature before making an early exit.

Marshall Skinner, Helt, Crawley, Howard Moore, Williamson and Gardner topped heat race action before Chase Porter and Gary Floyd won “C” Mains and Gates and Crawley topped “B” Mains.

After Michigan’s Ryan Ruhl turned a pirouette and turned over exiting turn four on the final lap of the fifth heat, Landon Crawley went for a wild ride off the turn on embankment in the sixth heat. There were no injuries.

Sixty-three drivers from 13 different states as well as Canada and Australia took part in the 34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Saturday Night Results:

Locked-in from Friday Preliminaries: 14-Jordon Mallett, 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 9jr-Derek Hagar, 63-J.J. Hickle.

Heat Races (Top 10 in combined points from Friday night and Saturday night heat race passing points to the “A” Main – Balance to Twin “B” and “C” Mains):

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 26-Marshall Skinner (1), 2. 19-Jason Long (2), 3. 21m-Spencer Meredith (4), 4. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. (5), 5. 42p-Preston Perlmutter (6), 6. X-Charlie Louden (9), 7. 21r-Gunner Ramey (8), 8. 0v-Michael Vaculik (3), 9. 13-Chase Howard (10), 10. 27J-Joseph Poe (7).

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 22s-Slater Helt (4), 2. 98p-Miles Paulus (3), 3. 44m-Chris Martin (5), 4. 13m-Chance McCrary (1), 5. 24-Jeffrey West, Jr. (7), 6. 27w-Austin Wood (6), 7. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (8), 8. 10L-Landon Britt (9), 9. 44h-Ronny Howard (2).

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 0c-Tim Crawley (2), 2. 52-Blake Hahn (4), 3. 95-Matt Covington (3), 4. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (1), 5. 91x-Michael Day (5), 6. 2c-Chase Porter (8), 7. 6-Dustin Gates (9), 8. 12m-Greg Merritt (6), 9. 92-Cody Hays (7).

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 3-Howard Moore (1), 2. 1s-Joey Schmidt (3), 3. 74-Tucker Boulton (2), 4. 28a-Keith Ainsworth (4), 5. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (7), 6. 88-Travis Reber (5), 7. 3g-Paxton Gregory (6), 8. 8x-Tony Higgins (8), 9. 3b-Chris Banja (9).

Fifth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 24w-Garet Williamson (1), 2. 5L-Eric Lutz (6), 3. 72p-Gary Floyd (2), 4. 28b-Scott Bogucki (9), 5. 87-Jason Barney (8), 6. 69-Jamey Mooney (3), 7. 38-Rick Pringle (7), 8. 3J-Junior Jenkins (5), 9. 16w-Ryan Ruhl (4).

Sixth Heat (8 Laps): 1. G6-Cody Gardner (4), 2. 17b-Ryan Bickett (1), 3. 0b-Eric Baldaccini (8), 4. 1z-Justin Zimmerman (7), 5. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (9), 6. 30-Joseph Miller (6), 7. 44-Jason Howell (5), 8. 0z-Landon Crawley (3), 9. 23p-Hunter Poe (2).

“C” Mains – Top 3 from each transfer to corresponding “B” Main:

First “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 2c-Chase Porter (2), 2. 13m-Chance McCrary (1), 3. 3g-Paxton Gregory (3), 4. 88-Travis Reber (6), 5. 12m-Greg Merritt (5), 6. 92-Cody Hays (8), 7. 8x-Tony Higgins (10), 8. 28a-Keith Ainsworth (4), 9. 69-Jamey Mooney (7), 10. 27J-Joseph Poe (11), 11. 0v-Michael Vaculik (9).

Second “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 72p-Gary Floyd (1), 2. 44-Jason Howell (4), 3. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (3), 4. 38-Rick Pringle (6), 5. 3b-Chris Banja (7), 6. 44h-Ronny Howard (8), 7. 19-Jason Long (2), 8. 3J-Junior Jenkins (5), 9. 16w-Ryan Ruhl (DNS), 10. 23p-Hunter Poe (DNS).

Pack Building Materials Dash for Cash:

Dash for Cash (6 Laps): 1. G6-Cody Gardner (1) [$500], 2. 14-Jordon Mallett (2) [$250], 3. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (4) [$150], 4. 52-Blake Hahn (6) [$100], 5. 9jr-Derek Hagar (5) [$100], 6. 63-J.J. Hickle (3) [$100].

“B” Mains – Top 3 from each transfer to “A” Main:

First “B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 6-Dustin Gates (2), 2. 24w-Garet Williamson (3), 3. 1z-Justin Zimmerman (1), 4. 74-Tucker Boulton (5), 5. 28b-Scott Bogucki (10), 6. 21r-Gunner Ramey (6), 7. 91x-Michael Day (7), 8. 17b-Ryan Bickett (4), 9. 24-Jeffrey West, Jr. (9), 10. 42p-Preston Perlmutter (8), 11. 2c-Chase Porter (13), 12. 3g-Paxton Gregory (15), 13. 13-Chase Howard (12), 14. 21m-Spencer Meredith (11), 15. 13m-Chance McCrary (14).

Second “B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 0c-Tim Crawley (1), 2. 26-Marshall Skinner (2), 3. 87-Jason Barney (3), 4. 10L-Landon Britt (8), 5. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. (4), 6. X-Charlie Louden (9), 7. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (7), 8. 1s-Joey Schmidt (5), 9. 30-Joseph Miller (6), 10. 44-Jason Howell (12), 11. 27w-Austin Wood (10), 12. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (14), 13. 72p-Gary Floyd (13), 14. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (11), 15. 0z-Landon Crawley (DNS).

“A” Feature:

A Feature (41 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 52-Blake Hahn (4) [$10,041], 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (3) [$5,000], 3. 14-Jordon Mallett (2) [$2,500], 4. 63-J.J. Hickle (6) [$2,200], 5. 9jr-Derek Hagar (5) [$2,000], 6. 95-Matt Covington (12) [$1,700], 7. G6-Gody Gardner (1) [$1,500], 8. 0b-Eric Baldaccini (8) [$1,300], 9. 98p-Miles Paulus (11) [$1,200], 10. 5L-Eric Lutz (10) [$1,100], 11. 87-Jason Barney (20) [$1,000], 12. 24w-Garet Williamson (17) [$950], 13. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (7) [$900], 14. 44m-Chris Martin (14) [$880], 15. 3-Howard Moore (13) [$850], 16. 22s-Slater Helt (9) [$800], 17. 1z-Justin Zimmerman (19) [$800], 18. 6-Dustin Gates (15) [$800], 19. 0c-Tim Crawley (16) [$800], 20. 26-Marshall Skinner (18) [$800].

Lap Leaders: Cody Gardner 1-6, Jordon Mallett 8-11, Blake Hahn 12-15, Mallett 16-38, Hahn 39-41.

 

 

Leary, McDougal, Kouba, Wade, Roahrig, Turner and Arcaro Take the Final Checkered Flags of the Season At Gas City I-69 Speedway’sMega Fall Festival of Speed Saturday

GAS CITY, Ind., Oct. 24–Due to rain on Friday night, seven features were run in the second half of the third annual “Fall Festival of Speed and Non-Wing Nationals” Saturday as Gas City I-69 Speedway concluded its 2021 season in a mega day of action on the quarter-mile dirt oval.

C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind., won the 25-lap non-wing 410 sprint car feature held over from Friday night on Saturday afternoon, while Jason McDougal of Turtletown, Okla., won a similar 25-lap feature on Saturday night to headline the top class, which had 38 entries.

Jake Kouba of Minneapolis was victorious in the 25-lap IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin wingLESS sprint car feature postponed from Friday.Dan Wade of Kenosha, Wis., posted his first win ever in the second feature for that series Saturday night.

Pavement star Tyler Roahrig of Plymouth, Ind.,the winner of this year’s Pay Less Little 500 asphalt sprint car race at nearby Anderson Speedway, won the 20-lap modified feature in only his third start ever on a dirt track.

Veteran Ervin Turner of Marion, Ind., won the 20-lap street stock main event in a division that attracted 33 entries.

Landon Arcaro of Brookville, Ind., closed the 2021 season by winning the 15-lap hornet feature in his first race ever at Gas City.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Cars

Polesitter Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill., was committed to running the high side in the first 410 sprint feature Saturday afternoon, and he led the most laps of that race. Leary started fifth and experimented with both the low and the high lines in an effort to gain an advantage. He had to pass Cockrum twice, once on lap two and again on lap 19, to secure the victory in the No. 81X sponsored by Gray Auto, Speedtown Comfort Heating and Cooling, Applegate’s Seed House and Risch Innovations.

Leary’s winning move came after a slide job with Cockrum where space ran out and Cockrum slipped from first to fourth on the backstretch working lap 19. Leary was now in the lead again, and Cockrum’s misfortune elevated Jadon Rogers of Worthington, Ind., and track champion Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind., to second and third, respectively.

Cockrum wasn’t done, though. He passed Weir on lap 20 to regain third, but Weir passed him back on lap 22.

Rogers, who was second, threw everything he had at Leary in an effort to win, but on that same lap with 22 laps down Rogers hit the outside wall on the frontstretch and flipped hard, ending his hopes for victory.

Cockrum regained second by passing Weir in Turn 4 on the white-flag lap. Weir held on for third while McDougal finished fourth. Steve Irwin of Fenton, Mich., and Emerson Axsom of Franklin, Ind., came from 19th and 20th, respectively, to finish fifth and sixth.

Cockrum also finished second in the second 410 sprint feature Saturday night which McDougal won in the KO Motorsports No. 5 sponsored by Peterbuilt and CAM2.

That race was even closer. McDougal led the first two laps before Mario Clouser of Auburn, Ill., used the high line to pass him in Turn 1. Clouser and McDougal ran nose-to-tail until Ryan Thomas of Indianapolis spun to a stop high in Turn 4 with seven laps down to bring out a yellow flag.

Clouser maintained the lead by 0.009 of a second after the restart, but there was contact between Clouser and McDougal working lap nine that caused Clouser to spin and drop to 18th place and gave the lead to McDougal. Clouser went to the work area but it was all for naught.

Clouser’s absence elevated Robert Ballou of Tipton, Ind., to second. Leary came on strong shortly thereafter and rose from fifth on lap 12 to third by lap 13 by passing both Cockrum and Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Leary got second by passing Ballou on lap 17, but Ballou got him back on the next lap.

Cockrum was back in fourth place while all this was going on, but he dipped under Leary for third in Turn 4 on lap 21, and used the same low line to pass Ballou for second on lap 22. He tried his best to pass McDougal too, but fell short by just 0.258 of a second.

Weir passed Ballou on the last lap for third. Ballou hung on for fourth and Leary finished fifth.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Cars

Kouba started third and led all 25 laps of the IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS sprint car feature that was postponed on Friday. He took second in Turn 2 and the lead in Turn 4 on the first lap by using the low groove, and he continued to use that line enroute to a 0.413-second victory over Clayton Rossmann of Wadsworth, Ill.

Lapped traffic was intense and it almost did Kouba in a couple of times, but despite some contact he fought off all challenges in the family’s Maxim No. 6 sponsored by Justice Brothers.

There was only one yellow, which was for debris in Turn 2 with 21 laps down. The lapped cars went to the tail for therestart, which gave Rossmann another golden opportunity. He pulled abreast of Kouba’s car’s rear wheels on the backstretch on the last lap, but Kouba fought him off for an exciting finish.

Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Ill., started seventh, finished third, and set the fastest lap of the race. Polesitter Natalie Klemko of Bristol, Wis., placed fourth and Greg Alt of Delavan, Wis., came from ninth to a fifth-place finish in the 24-car field.

Wade was perhaps the most surprised and happiest winner of the Fall Festival. After finishing 17th in the first Wisconsin WingLESS sprint feature Saturday afternoon, he started on the pole for that series’ second 25-lapper Saturday night and led all 25 laps in his Maxim sponsored by Classic Collison Center to post his first victory ever.

The race was unusual in that the top 10 all ran the low line, convinced it was the best option, and no one was willing to get out of line to try anything different. Hafford started second and chased Wade the whole way for his second podium finish of the day.

A tangle between Bryce Andrews of Kenosha, Wis., and Klemko between Turns 3 and 4 with 24 laps down set up a green-white-checkered finish which gave Hafford one last shot at Wade, but he finished 0.303 of a second behind him.

Rossmann followed up his second-place finish in the afternoon with a third at night. The 2021 champion, Ryan Marshall of Kansasville, Wis., was fourth and Tim Cox of Park City, Ill., rounded out the top five.

Modifieds

Jimmy Hayden of Coatesville, Ind., started second and led the first two laps of the modified feature. Roahrig started fifth, but after two restarts he was in place to aim at Hayden working lap three.

The pair ran side by side down the backstretch and through Turn 3, with Roahrig making the winning move by using the low groove to power under Hayden in Turn 4. Roahrig then led the rest of the way in the 20-lapper in a car owned by fellow driver Todd Sherman of Churubusco, Ind., and sponsored by Vision WoodWerx and All Star Performance Parts.

Tony Anderson of Lima, Ohio charged under Hayden in Turn 3 working lap 16 to secure the runner-up honors. Hayden finished third. Polesitter Bill Lewis of Fountain City, Ind., placed fourth. Tyler Loughmiller of Brazil, Ind., a student at DePauw University, finished fifth.

Street Stocks

The beginning of the 20-lap street stock feature was certainly competitive, as Turner, the polesitter, exchanged the lead numerous times with Jason Fritz of Winamac, Ind., who started fourth.

Jordan Conover of Forest, Ohio, put an end to that on a restart on lap six when he took over second, and he finished in that position. Turner was able to speed away in his Hobbs chassis powered by a Ron Flaugh-prepped Chevy engine, and had a 0.847-second lead over Conover at the checkered for his sponsors, Erv’s Card Shack and Barry Bunker Chevrolet.

Fritz finished third. Korey Conner of San Pierre, Ind., and Eric Swan rounded out the top five.

Hornets

Arcaro started second in the 15-lap hornet feature in his Pontiac Sunfire and led the entire distance. Polesitter Jeremy Jones of Gas City chased him the whole way but was 4.283 seconds behind at the checkered.

Greg Marlow of Greentown, Ind., and Alexes Spaulding of Roanoke, Ind., had a spirited battle for third before Marlow took the position for good on lap seven. Spaulding held on for fourth and Avery Tumbleson finished fifth in the only non-stop feature of the seven main events run on Saturday.

Arcaro thanked his parents in victory lane as well as Dalton Smith of Three Dice Race Cars, Luke Bland of SBR Performance, Joel and Josh Hammond of EBJ Motors, Sandi Baker of Remax Preferred Choice, and Joliff Towing.

Red Flags

There were eight flips on Saturday. All came during the 410 non-wing sprint car action.

Brayden Fox of Pittsboro, Ind., flipped at the start/finish line with 21 laps compete in the first 410 sprint car feature. A lap later Jadon Rogers of Worthington, Ind., hit the wall and flipped on the frontstretch just shy of the start/finish line while second and trying to go for the victory.

Nathan Crane of Waukegan, Ill., flipped in Turn 2 with two laps down in the first 410 sprint heat.

Larry Kingseed Jr. of Castalia, Ohio flipped in Turn 3 with five laps down in the second 410 sprint heat.

The worst accident of the event came at the end of that race, when Anthony D’Alessio of Gas City flipped out of the ballpark on the frontstretch near Turn 1 and Rogers flipped simultaneously on the frontstretch past the start/finish line.

Although he was responding to rescue workers while standing alongside his battered car, D’Alessio was transported to Marion General Hospital for further evaluation.

Rogers was able to continue to compete and even finished tenth in the second feature despite flipping two times earlier in the day.

Nathan Carle of West Harrison, Ind., flipped on the fronstretch with one lap down in the second 410 B-main from Saturday’s program in a multi-car accident.

Finally, Jacob Beck of Cincinnati flipped with six laps down in the same race.

Other than D’Alessio, the other drivers reportedly escaped unhurt.

What’s Next?

The 2022 schedule will be posted on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com when it’s available. Fans and competitors can also follow the track during the off-season on Twitter:@GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22, approximately a half-mile west of I-69, exit 259. The quarter-mile dirt oval is about halfway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, and attracts drivers and fans from all over the Midwest.

The resultsof the races postponed from Friday:

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Cars

Non-Wing 410 Sprint B-Main 1 (10 laps, 2 qualified): 1. Braydon Cromwell, 2. Steve Irwin, 3. Cole Bodine, 4. Nathan Crane, 5. Anthony D’Alessio, 6. Jack Hoyer, 7. David Gross, 8. Ben Varner, 9. Jack James, 10. Tyler Hewitt (DNS), 11. Kyle Shipley (DNS).

Non-Wing 410 Sprint B-Main 2 (10 laps, 2 qualified): 1. Jake Swanson, 2. Emerson Axsom, 3. RIcky Lewis, 4. Zack Pretorius, 5. Dustin Ingle, 6. Gabriel Gilbert, 7. Ted Kirkpatrick, 8. Jacob McElfresh, 9. Travis Berryhill (DNS), 10. Justin Meneely (DNS).

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Feature (25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis):1. C.J. Leary (5); 2. Shane Cockrum (1); 3. Scotty Weir (8); 4. Jason McDougal (7); 5. Steve Irwin(19); 6. Emerson Axsom (20); 7. Matt Westfall (13); 8. Braydon Cromwell (17); 9. Anton Hernandez (9); 10. Paul Dues (15);11. Matt Goodnight (11); 12. Mario Clouser (4); 13. Wesley Smith (10); 14.Issac Chapple (3); 15. Robert Ballou (16); 16.Jake Swanson (18); 17. Jadon Rogers (6); 18. Brayden Fox (2); 19. Ryan Thomas (12); 20. Larry Kingseed (14). Lap leaders: Lap 1, Cockrum; laps 2-3, Leary; laps 4-18, Cockrum; laps 19-25, Leary. Margin of victory: 1.304 seconds Fastest race lap: Leary, 13.222, laps 20.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints B-Main (10 laps, 6 qualified): 1. Ryan Marshall, 2. Ralph Johnson, 3. Bryce Andrews, 4. Micheal Summers, 5. Chance Giskowski, 6. Lance Thompson, 7. George Gaertner III, 8. Scott Armstrong, 9. Billy Hafford, 10. Shawn Swim (DNS).

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Feature (25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis):1. Jake Kouba (3);2. Clayton Rossmann (5); 3. Allen Hafford (7); 4. Natalie Klemko (1); 5. Greg Alt (9);6. Chris Klemko (11); 7. Jordan Paulsen (13); 8. Brian Kristan (2); 9. George Gaertner Jr. (17); 10. Derek Crane (6); 11. Tim Cox (8); 12. Jimmy Sivia (4); 13. Bryce Andrews (21); 14. Dennis Spitz (18); 15. Chance Ciskowski (23); 16. Ralph Johnson (20); 17.Dan Wade (15); 18.Micheal Summers (22); 19. Tom Eller (12); 20. Greg Olsen (14); 21. Lance Thompson (24); 22. William Huck (16); 23. Ryan Marshall (19); 24. Ryan Zielski (10). Lap leaders: Laps 1-25, Kouba. Margin of victory: 0.413 seconds Fastest race lap: Hafford, 14.134, laps 22.

The results from Saturday’s original program:

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Cars

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Shane Cockrum, 12.200; 2. Tyler Hewitt, 12.329; 3. Scotty Weir, 12.418; 4. Emerson Axsom, 12.439; 5. Brayden Fox, 12.476; 6. Ryan Thomas, 12.509; 7. Anton Hernandez, 12.614; 8. Ricky Lewis, 12.731; 9. Nathan Crane, 13.294; 10. Andrew Heitkamp, 14.318.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Group 2 Qualifying: 1.Cole Bodine, 12.323; 2. Jake Swanson, 12.386; 3. Anthony D’Alessio, 12.475; 4. Robert Ballou, 12.505; 5. Matt Goodnight, 12.709; 6. Jadon Rogers, 12.797; 7. Ben Varner, 13.155; 8. Larry Kingseed, 13.363; 9. Dylan Moan, 13.508; 10. Jacob McElfresh, 14.232.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Group 3 Qualifying: 1. Jack Hoyer, 12.549; 2. Zack Pretorius, 12.593; 3. Mario Clouser, 12.610; 4. Steve Irwin, 12.637; 5. Gabriel Gilbert, 12.788; 6. Matt Westfall, 12.920; 7. Paul Dues, 13.070; 8. Ted Kirkpatrick, 13.606; 9. Jacob Beck, 13.756.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Group 4 Qualifying: 1. Wesley Smith, 12.196; 2. C.J. Leary, 12.368; 3. Jason McDougal, 12.438; 4. Issac Chapple, 12.679; 5. Dustin Ingle, 13.100; 6. Nathan Carle, 13.244; 7. Braydon Cromwell, 13.406; 8. Jack James, 13.633; 9. David Gross, 14.288.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps, 4 qualified): 1. Scotty Weir, 2. Shane Cockrum, 3. Emerson Axsom, 4. Tyler Hewitt, 5. Ryan Thomas, 6. Brayden Fox, 7. Ricky Lewis, 8. Andrew Heitkamp, 9. Anton Hernandez, 10. Nathan Crane.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps, 4 qualified): 1.Robert Ballou, 2. Cole Bodine, 3. Jake Swanson, 4. Jadon Rogers, 5. Anthony D’Alessio, 6. Matt Goodnight, 7. Ben Varner, 8. Dylan Moan, 9. Jacob McElfresh, 10. Larry Kingseed Jr.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps, 4 qualified): 1. Mario Clouser, 2. Matt Westfall, 3. Zack Pretorius, 4. Jack Hoyer, 5. Paul Dues, 6. Gabriel Gilbert, 7. Jacob Beck, 8. Steve Irwin, 9. Ted Kirkpatrick.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat 4 (8 laps, 4 qualified): 1. Jason McDougal, 2. Wesley Smith, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Dustin Ingle, 5. Braydon Cromwell, 6. Nathan Carle, 7. Jack James, 8. David Gross, 9. Isaac Chapple.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint B-Main 1 (10 laps, 2 qualified): 1. Ryan Thomas, 2. Ricky Lewis, 3. Anton Hernandez, 4. Brayden Fox, 5. Matt Goodnight, 6. Dylan Moan, 7. Larry Kingseed, 8. Andrew Heitkamp, 9. Ben Varner, 10. Nathan Crane, 11. Anthony D’Alessio (DNS); 12. Jacob McElfresh (DNS).

Non-Wing 410 Sprint B-Main 2 (10 laps, 2 qualified): 1.Issac Chapple, 2. Paul Dues, 3. Braydon Cromwell, 4. Steve Irwin, 5. Gabriel Gilbert, 6. Jack James, 7. Jacob Beck, 8. Nathan Carle, 9. Ted Kirkpatrick, 10. David Gross.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Feature (25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis):1. Jason McDougal (3); 2. Shane Cockrum (6); 3. Scotty Weir (4); 4. Robert Ballou (2); 5. C.J. Leary (12); 6. Jake Swanson (10); 7. Matt Westfall (7); 8. Tyler Hewitt (13); 9.Wesley Smith (8); 10. Jadon Rogers (14); 11. Emerson Axsom (9); 12. Zack Pretorius (11); 13. Jack Hoyer (15); 14. Cole Bodine (5); 15. Dustin Ingle (16); 16. Paul Dues (20); 17. Ricky Lewis (19); 18. Ryan Thomas (17); 19. Isaac Chapple (18); 20. Mario Clouser (1). Lap leaders: Laps 1-2, McDougal, laps 3-8, Clouser, laps 9-25, McDougal. Margin of victory: 0.258 seconds Fastest race lap: McDougal, 13.251, lap 1.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Group Qualifying (combined results from three groups): 1. Ryan Zielski, 13.333; 2. Jimmy Sivia, 13.364; 3. Clayton Rossmann, 13.437; 4. Greg Olson, 13.516; 5. Ryan Marshall, 13.595; 6. Allen Hafford, 13.621; 7. Dan Wade, 13.665; 8. Brian Kristan, 13.683; 9. Jordan Paulsen, 13.699; 10. Chance Ciskowski, 13.794; 11. Derek Crane, 13.808; 12. Tim Cox, 13.817; 13. Tate Hensley, 13.860; 14. Jake Kouba, 14.049; 15. Greg Alt, 14.056; 16. Tom Eller, 14.062; 17. Chris Klemko, 14.074; 18. Ralph Johnson, 14.077; 19. George Gaertner Jr., 14.104; 20. Bryce Andrews, 14.107; 21. Dennis Spitz, 14.115; 22. Scott Armstrong, 14.157; 23. Micheal Summers, 14.168; 24. Lance Thompson, 14.242; 25. Natalie Klemko, 14.372; 26. William Huck, 14.375; 27. George Gaertner III, 14.680, 28. Billy Hafford, 15.978.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Heat 1 (8 laps, 6 qualified): 1. Ryan Zielski, 2. Tate Hensley, 3. Greg Olsen, 4. Chance Giskowski, 5. Natalie Kiemko, 6. Dan Wade, 7. Tom Eller, 8. Scott Armstrong, 9. George Gaertner Jr., 10. Billy Hafford.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Heat 2 (8 laps, 6 qualified): 1. Derek Crane, 2. Brian Kristan, 3. Ryan Marshall, 4. Chris Klemko, 5. Jake Kouba, 6. Bryce Andrews, 7. Micheal Summers, 8. Jimmy Sivia, 9. William Huck.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Heat 3 (8 laps, 6 qualified): 1. Tim Cox, 2. Jordan Paulsen, 3. Allen Hafford, 4. Dennis Spitz, 5. Clayton Rossmann, 6. Ralph Johnson, 7. Greg Alt, 8. George Gaertner III, 9. Lance Thompson.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints B-Main (10 laps, 6 qualified): 1. Jimmy Sivia, 2. Greg Alt, 3. Micheal Summers, 4. Tom Eller, 5. George Gaertner III, 6. Scott Armstrong, 7. William Huck, 8. Billy Hafford, 9. George Gaertner Jr., 10. Lance Thompson.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Feature(25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis):1. Dan Wade (1); 2. Allen Hafford (2); 3. Clayton Rossmann (5); 4. Ryan Marshall (3); 5. Tim Cox (7); 6. Derek Crane (8); 7. Chris Klemko (13); 8. Jordan Paulsen (9); 9. Brian Kristan (10); 10. Tate Hensley (11); 11. Ralph Johnson (17); 12. Jake Kouba (15); 13. Greg Olsen (4); 14.Micheal Summers (21); 15. Chance Ciskowski(12); 16. Greg Alt (20); 17. Jimmy Sivia (19); 18. Scott Armstrong (24); 19. Bryce Andrews (18); 20. Tom Eller (22); 21. Dennis Spitz (14); 22. George Gaertner III (23); 23. Ryan Sielski (6); 24. Natalie Klemko (16). Lap leaders: Laps 1-26, Wade. Margin of victory: 0.303 seconds Fastest race lap: Rossmann, 14.257 seconds, lap 1.

 

 

Kofoid Cup Champion, Timms Wins Main

by Ron Rodda

Tulare CA...Buddy Kofoid raced from 19th starting to finishing 4th, earning the necessary points to become the champion of the Abreu Vineyards 27th Trophy Cup Presented By Rudeen Racing. Kofoid's success paid $27,000 in total earnings for the event.

Six heats for the top 48, fully inverted by points, earned 36 points for a win with a three point drop. These heats give drivers an opportunity to close the point gap and the top 20 in points after the heats move directly to the A main. Those 20 are fully inverted and four B main transfers tag the field.

Buddy Kofoid added three points to his lead over Rico Abreu making it nine going to the A main. Kyle Hurst moved up to 3rd and Anthony Macri dropped to fourth. Colby Copeland made progress to move from 9th to a tie for 5th with Cory Eliason.

Following the heat races Dominic Scelzi was disqualified for the remainder of the evening for an altercation in the pit area.

The C main moved Colton Hardy, Joey Ancona, Mitchel Moles, and Colton Heath earned transfers to tag the back of a talent-filled B main.

Transfers to the finale were Ryan Bernal, Justyn Cox, Chase Randall, and Jake Andreotti with 16th starting Justin Peck about five feet short of a transfer.

Kalib Montgomery led 7 laps before colliding with 2nd place Robbie Price, elevating Ryan Timms to the lead.

The last 42 laps featured excellent action among the top three with sliders and crossovers creating many passes.

Timms lost the lead to Tanner Carrick on lap 41 after a turn four slider, but regained the lead two laps later with a similar move in turn two.

Colby Copeland took 2nd on lap 46 and raced with Carrick the last four laps to claim 2nd. Kofoid was 4th and DJ Netto filled the top five.

The chase for the Cup title essentially ended early when contenders fell by the wayside.

Second and third in points, Rico Abreu and Kyle Hurst, were both out after 7 laps when they collided. Anthony Macri started 4th in points and pitted twice for flats and Cory Eliason went off on the hook.

All Kofoid had to do was safely make laps to finish and he went from 19th to 4th to win the title by 16 points.

The Trophy Cup raised a record $250,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation to make the total donated now $2,250,000

The 28th Cup will be October 20-22, 2022 at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway.

Top ten in points Buddy Kofoid. 455 Colby Copeland. 439 DJ Netto. 432 Corey Day. 426 Tanner Carrick. 422 Ryan Timms. 419 Anthony Macri. 417 Justin Sanders. 417 Shane Golobic. 415 Mitchell Faccinto. 414

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021

Jason Kendrick claimed the first round of the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night as part of the popular Shannons Powerpalooza show.

Kendrick won the 30-lap feature race from Daniel Harding and Shaun Bradford.

He started from P4 in the main event after setting quick time at the start of the show and then taking a second in his heat race.

Harding started from pole after he was third quickest in his group and then blitzed the field in track record fashion in his heat race.

AJ Nash was due to line up in P6, but he had issues and ultimately started from the rear, seeing teams on the outside row move up, including Bradford who was due to come from P12 but started from P10.

David Priolo joined Harding on the front row after he took a solid win in his heat race and when the lights went green for the main event, he bolted to the lead over Harding, Kendrick, Dayne Kingshott and Jaydee Dack (who started from P3 after also winning his heat race).

The race was only three laps old when Kris Coyle rolled the W79 hard in pits bend, heavily damaging a brand new chassis.

Defending series champion Callum Williamson, who failed to get a time at the start of the show and had to change a motor before his heat race, started from the back and by this stage was a big mover, being up to 11th.

However during the red light stoppage it was obvious it was a tough night for the Williamson Motorsport W3, with the car having major brake issues and after an inspection by officials, he resumed from the rear.

At about the same time Dack, who was running fifth, had a fire under his parked car and he too was sadly out of the contest.

On the restart Bradford was one of the big movers, racing up to fifth and putting himself on the back of Kingshott who was in fourth.

After a handful of laps Priolo, who was setting a cracking pace in the Diamond Bay Motorsport W26, was heading into lapped traffic - and ironically, one of the first cars he had to negotiate was that of Williamson.

With 12 laps in the books Kendrick was on the back of Harding and putting the heat on for second and successfully made the move.

Three laps later Kendrick was then on the back of Priolo in traffic and they ran side by side for a few laps before Priolo edged slightly in front, particularly in heavy traffic.

Then disaster struck on lap 17 when backmarkers Ryan Lancaster and Matthew Cross clashed in turn four - right in front of Priolo who had no room to move and crashed into one of the spinning cars hard.

It was a bitter pill for Priolo to swallow as it was another feature race win that went begging.

Kendrick was able to spin around and slide backwards to avoid the carnage.

While he had minor front end damage, he was able to get a restart in front for the run home, leading away Harding, Bradford, Kingshott and Jolly.

Officials ruled that the W11 was still rolling when the red lights were on, which was the reason he resumed from the front.

With 10 laps remaining Kendrick was getting into a groove from Harding and Bradford.

A few laps later the gap was closed by Harding but he was unable to close it enough to make a move stick.

Second place for Harding was a good result after he has been dogged by bad luck in recent seasons, despite having great pace in the new-look red Adra Group W41.

Bradford was also happy with his first podium placing of the year and revealed afterwards that they damaged their motor in their new Mobil 1-backed 57 at practice last weekend, and they were lucky to race this week, with John McLennan from J&S Motorsport lending them a spare powerplant.

Kingshott, after starting from P8, held on for a solid fourth, on the back of a third placing in his heat race in the Krikke Motorsport W2.

Trevor Jolly, who has branched out to run his own deal, started and finished fifth in the Jolly Good Auto Electrics W18.

This was after he was third quickest in his qualifying group and then took a second in his heat race.

James Inglis started from p7 and crossed the line sixth, ahead of Brad Maiolo (from P14 to p7), Taylor Milling (from P13 to P8), Jason Pryde (from P10 to P9), Todd Davis (from (P16 to P10), Andrew Priolo (from P15 to P11), AJ Nash (from P22 to P12 - winning the Kincrome Hard Charger award), Ryan Lancaster (P19 to P13), Callum Williamson (P18 to P14) and Darren Mewett (from P17 to P15).

Dack went down in the books as the first heat race winner of the season, taking heat one from Nash, Coyle, Pigdon, Andrew Priolo, Callum Williamson, Lancaster and Eaton.

The field took a while to assemble as it waited for Williamson to return to the track after the team changed a motor after major issues in qualifying where he was unable to post a time.

He started from p8 and passed a couple of cars.

Pigdon looked strong in his first race back after a few years away - in the early stages he challenged Coyle for third.

David Priolo started from pole to win the second heat from Jolly, Kingshott, Bradford, Maiolo, Davis and Cross in what was a fairly uneventful heat.

The third heat of the night showed how quick the track was when Daniel Harding got the jump after starting from P2 and powered away to a convincing win.

He shaved about three seconds off the eight-lap track record with the new benchmark being 1.43.74.

Harding won from Kendrick, who started from p4, Inglis, who started from pole, Pryde who came out of P3, Milling, Mewett and Jack Williamson.

Round 2 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series returns to the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, November 13 for the Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings, where the feature race will be determined over 40 laps, with a compulsory midrace pitstop on the infield.

Results

Qualifying:

Group 1: Trent Pigdon 13.836, Kris Coyle 14.341, AJ Nash 14.520, Jaydee Dack 14.568, Ryan Lancaster 14.624, Andrew Priolo 14.766, George Eaton 15.605 and Callum Williamson NTT.

Group 2: Shaun Bradford 13.997, Dayne Kingshott 14.146, Trevor Jolly 14.260, David Priolo 14.519, Brad Maiolo 14.655, Todd Davis 14.874, Matthew Cross 14.008.

Group 3: Jason Kendrick 14.496, Jason Pryde 13.627, Daniel Harding 13.796, James Inglis 13.920, Taylor Milling 14.344, Darren Mewett 15.066 and Jack Williamson 15.543.

Heat 1: 1st Jaydee Dack, 2nd, AJ Nash, 3rd Kris Coyle, 4th Trent Pigdon, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Callum Williamson, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th George Eaton.

Heat 2: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Trevor Jolly, 3rd Dayne Kingshott, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Todd Davis, 7th Matthew Cross.

Heat 3: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd James Inglis, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Darren Mewett, 7th Jack Williamson.

Feature race: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Dayne Kinghsott, 5th Trevor Jolly, 6th James Inglis, 7th Brad Maiolo, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Jason Pryde, 10th Todd Davis, 11th Andrew Priolo, 12th AJ Nash, 13th Ryan Lancaster, 14th Callum Williamson, 15th Darren Mewett. DNF: David Priolo (lap 17), Matthew Cross (lap 17), George Eaton (lap 9), Jack Williamson (lap 4), Jaydee Dack, Kris Coyle and Trent Pigdon (all lap 2).

Kincrome Hard Charger: AJ Nash.

Upcoming events:

Rd2: Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings, Perth Motorplex, Saturday, November 13.

Rd3: City of Kwinana Cup, Perth Motorplex, Saturday, November 20.

Rd4: WA Sprintcar Championship/John Day Classic, Perth Motorplex, Saturday, December 4.

 

 

Abreu Rebounds With A Win At Trophy Cup

by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA ..The 2nd night of the Abreu Vineyards 27th Trophy Cup Presented By Rudeen Racing produced an 84-car field. Tonight's point totals will be compared to Thursday's and the higher of the two will be used Saturday.

Rico Abreu came back from a disappointing Thursday to take the $4000 win and 100 points by leading the final six laps on the racy Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway.

Group B qualified first and Buddy Kofoid was the fastest at 14.090 followed by DJ Netto, Rico Abreu, Mitchell Faccinto, and Joel Myers. Group A's quickest was Cory Eliason at 14.382 and Tim Kaeding, Steven Kent, Bud Kaeding, and Blake Carrick completed the top five.

Eight heats moved the winner and highest point car to the A main and the top 40 in points from the remaining cars raced in a B main. Each of those added four more to the A main with the top 12 in points inverted.

The 30 lap A main was led by Chase Johnson for four laps until Mitchell Faccinto raced through the top of turn four to lead by inches at the line. Colby Copeland was third due to a high line pass in turn four on Chase Randall.

Johnson flipped in turn four while 2nd and Rico Abreu passed Copeland out of turn four to run 2nd after the restart.

A green stretch saw the top three all running the top and spread out. Eventually Abreu closed on Faccinto and Buddy Kofoid drove low into turn three to take third with eight laps remaining.

Lap 25 ended after a huge turn four slider by Abreu to take the lead and Kofoid used the same move a lap later, dropping Faccinto to third.

Over the last five laps Abreu kept Kofoid far enough back to avoid any move and won his 4th of the last five Trophy Cup mains.

Kofoid was 2nd, Faccinto took 3rd, and Kyle Hurst and Copeland created the top five.

DJ Netto, Cory Eliason, Tim Kaeding, Sean Becker, and Shane Golobic completed the top ten.

All three nights offer main events paying $4000 to win and $500 to start. All preliminary mains pay every driver except the transfers.

After Saturday's concluding 50-lap main, the point fund will go to the 24 cars that ran the finale. Each A main has a $21,450 payout and the point fund total pay is $81,500+.

Saturday's final night will have 6 heats for the top 48 in points, fully inverted. A win earns 36 points with a three point drop. The top 20 cars in points following the heats move directly to the 50-lap finale and will be fully inverted by points.

Top 10 in points
Buddy Kofoid. 281
Rico Abreu. 275
Anthony Macri. 273
Kyle Hirst 271
Cory Eliasn. 271
DJ Netto. 270
Dominic Scelzi. 270
Mitchell Faccinto. 267
Colby Copeland. 265
Tim Kaeding. 265

 

 

Mallett and Hafertepe, Jr., Score in Short Track Nationals Prelim “Twins 20’s”!

                                                                                                            

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 22, 2021) – The 34th edition of I-30 Speedway’s COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires kicked off in rousing fashion Friday night with Jordon Mallett and Sam Hafertepe, Jr., racing to victory lane in the evening’s Twin 20-lap feature events.

 

While Greenbrier, AR, shoe Jordon Mallett emerged from a spirited battle with Derek Hagar to capture his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win in the first 20-lapper, reigning event champion Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, TX, solidified his status as an odd-on favorite with a convincing triumph in the second 20-lapper.

 

Marion, Arkansas’ Hagar and Quilcene, Washington’s J.J. Hickle secured positions in Saturday night’s Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash” as well and a top-three row position at worst for the $10,041-to-win, 41-lap STN championship feature event.

 

After a pair of aborted starts for an Austin Wood turn two spin and then a third turn flip, Mallett gunned into the lead at the outset of the night’s first 20-lapper with Hagar and Canada’s Dylan Westbrook in hot pursuit.

 

Hagar kept the pressure on and used traffic to his advantage to take the lead away from Mallett on the 12th circuit as he vied for a third consecutive STN preliminary win aboard the No. 9jr entry.  Westbrook challenged Mallett for the runner-up position, but the young shoe got busy and soon turned the tables on Hagar in traffic to recapture the lead with a handful of laps to go aboard the Water for Christ No. 14 machine.

 

Mallett kept Hagar at bay in the closing laps of the frenzied feature with Westbrook settling for the show position as Matt Covington and Miles Paulus filled out the top five.  Cody Gardner crossed the stripe sixth with Slater Helt climbing from 14th to seventh as Gunner Ramey, Eric Lutz and Justin Zimmerman completed the top ten.

 

“I thought it was going to be kinda boring out there, just out front and minding my own,” Mallett explained.  “I knew it would get dicey in lapped traffic and you can’t ever count Derek, he’s such a good driver.  I’m just glad we were able to get that back.”

 

After posting the only qualifying lap in the 11-second bracket of 11.987-second for the night’s quickest overall time, Hafertepe, Jr., flexed his muscle with a dominant win in the second of the “Twin 20’s” for his 58th career Lucas Oil National Tour feature win aboard the Townline Variety/Heidbreider Foundation Service No. 15h.

 

“We had an awesome car all night long, that’s actually the best car that we’ve ever had here,” Hafertepe, Jr., commented in victory lane.

 

Gridding the feature field outside the front row, Hafertepe, Jr., gunned ahead of fellow front row starter J.J. Hickle at the drop of the green flag and never looked back en route to his fourth career STN preliminary feature triumph.

 

The action in his wake was compelling with 1998 STN champion Tim Crawley holding off two-time event winner Blake Hahn for the runner-up position until the halfway mark.  Power steering woes soon brought Crawley’s run to a premature end, bringing about a caution that set the stage for a seven-lap dash to the checkered.

 

With a handful of lapped cars separating himself from his pursuers, Hafertepe, Jr., dashed on to take the win by a healthy 6.979-second margin Hahn and Hickle diced for the coveted runner-up position.

 

Hickle emerged with the position in the closing rounds as Hahn settled for third.  Dustin Gates worked his way from ninth to fourth with Chris Martin rounding out the top five.  Reigning I-30 Speedway track champion Howard Moore was sixth with Eric Baldaccini, Joseph Miller, 16th-starter Tucker Boulton and Landon Britt completing the top ten.

 

While Hafertepe, Jr., turned the quickest overall lap in qualifying, Missouri’s Gunner Ramey set the standard in Program A with a lap of 12.126 seconds.

 

Covington, Westbrook, Hagar and Mallett scored heat races win in Program A with Garet Williamson best in the “B” Main.  Tim Crawley, Hahn, Michael Day and Hafertepe, Jr., posted heat wins in Program B with Ryan Bickett topping the “B” Main.

 

The 34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway concludes with Saturday night’s $10,041-to-win tilt that features a full card of heat races, “C” Mains, “B” Mains, the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash” and the 41-lap STN championship “A” Main.  Racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m.

 

34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Friday Night Results:

 

PROGRAM A:

 

Qualifying:

 

Group One:  1. 95-Matt Covington 12.297, 2. G6-Cody Gardner 12.358, 3. 98p-Miles Paulus 12.427, 4 1s-Joey Schmidt 12.661, 5. 21b-Brandon Hinkle 12.668, 6. 0v-Michael Vaculik 13.041, 7. 3b-Chris Banja 13.311, 8. 69-Jamey Mooney 13.365.

 

Group Two:  1. 47x-Dylan Westbrook 12.138, 2. 24w-Garet Williamson 12.227, 3. 1z-Justin Zimmerman 12.428, 4. 5L-Eric Lutz 12.500, 5. 26-Marshall Skinner 12.630, 6. 44h-Ronny Howard 12.677, 7. 2c-Chase Porter 12.763, 8. 8x-Tony Higgins 13.041.

 

Group Three:  1. 21r-Gunner Ramey 12.126, 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar 12.434, 3. 27w-Austin Wood 12.449, 4. 16w-Ryan Ruhl 14.454, 5. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth 12.509, 6. 44-Jason Howell 12.568, 7. 72p-Gary Floyd 12.579, 8. 92-Cody Hays 12.842.

 

Group Four:  1. 14-Jordon Mallett 12.360, 2. 87-Jason Barney 12.450, 3. 24-Jeffrey West, Jr. 12.509, 4. 13-Chase Howard 12.536, 5. 22s-Slater Helt 12.626, 6. 21m-Spencer Meredith 12.759, 7. 19-Jason Long 13.054, 8. 3J-Junior Jenkins NT.

 

Heat Races (Top 4 Transfer from each):

 

First Heat (8 Laps):  1. 95-Matt Covington (4), 2. 98p-Miles Paulus (2), 3. G6-Cody Gardner (3), 4. 1s-Joey Schmidt (1), 5. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (5), 6. 3b-Chris Banja (7), 7. 0v-Micahel Vaculik (6), 8. 69-Jamey Mooney (8).

 

Second Heat (8 Laps):  1. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (4), 2. 5L-Eric Lutz (1), 3. 1z-Justin Zimmerman (2), 4. 26-Marshall Skinner (5), 5. 44h-Ronny Howard (6), 6. 2c-Chase Porter (7), 7. 8x-Tony Higgins (8), 8. 24w-Garet Williamson (3).

 

Third Heat (8 Laps):  1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (3), 2. 27w-Austin Wood (2), 3. 21r-Gunner Ramey (4), 4. 16w-Ryan Ruhl (1), 5. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (5), 6. 44-Jason Howell (6), 7. 72p-Gary Floyd (7), 8. 92-Cody Hays (8).

 

Fourth Heat (8 Laps):  1. 14-Jordon Mallett (4), 2. 13-Chase Howard (1), 3. 87-Jason Barney (3), 4. 22s-Slater Helt (5), 5. 24-Jeffrey West, Jr. (2), 6. 3J-Junior Jenkins (8), 7. 21m-Spencer Meredith (6), 8. 19-Jason Long (7).

 

“B” Main – Top 4 Transfer to “A”:

                                                                   

“B” Feature (12 Laps):  1. 24w-Garet Williamson (1), 2. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (2), 3. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (4), 4. 44-Jason Howell (6), 5. 24-Jeffrey West, Jr. (3), 6. 2c-Chase Porter (7), 7. 21m-Spencer Meredith (11), 8. 92-Cody Hays (14), 9. 72p-Gary Floyd (10), 10. 3J-Junior Jenkins (9), 11. 69-Jamey Mooney (16), 12. 19-Jason Long (15), 13. 0v-Micahel Vaculik (12), 14. 44h-Ronny Howard (5), 15. 3b-Chris Banja (8), 16. 8x-Tony Higgins (13).

 

“A” Feature – Top 2 Lock-in to Saturday’s STN Championship Feature

 

A Feature (20 Laps – Starting position in parentheses):  1. 14-Jordon Mallett (1), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (2), 3. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (4), 4. 95-Matt Covington (5), 5. 98p-Miles Paulus (7), 6. G6-Cody Gardner (6), 7. 22s-Slater Helt (14), 8. 21r-Gunner Ramey (3), 9. 5L-Eric Lutz (9), 10. 1z-Justin Zimmerman (11), 11. 24w-Garet Williamson (17), 12. 26-Marshall Skinner (15), 13. 87-Jason Barney (12), 14. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (19), 15. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (16), 16. 16w-Ryan Ruhl (13), 17. 13-Chase Howard (10), 18. 44-Jason Howell (20), 19. 1s-Joey Schmidt (16), 20. 27w-Austin Wood (8).

 

Lap Leaders:  Jordon Mallett 1-11, Derek Hagar 12-14, Mallett 15-20.

 

 

PROGRAM B:

 

Qualifying:

 

Group One:  1. 63-J.J. Hickle 12.293, 2. 10L-Landon Britt 12.329, 3. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. 12.417, 4. 0c-Tim Crawley 12.439, 5. 42p-Preston Perlmutter 12.460, 6. 88-Travis Reber 12.843, 7. 13m-Chance McCrary 12.929, 8. 8-Joseph Wray 13.429.

 

Group Two:  1. 52-Blake Hahn 12.205, 2. 28b-Scott Bogucki 12.304, 3. 0z-Landon Crawley 12.638, 4. 0b-Eric Baldaccini 12.715, 5. 3g-Paxton Gregory 12.731, 6. 74-Tucker Boulton 12.807, 7. 12m-Greg Merritt 12.812, 8. 28a-Keith Ainsworth 12.940.

 

Group Three:  1. 44m-Chris Martin 12.312, 2. 11-Roger Crockett 12.403, 3. 91x-Michael Day 12.441, 4. 30-Joseph Miller 12.650, 5. 82-Austin Saunders 12.809, 6. 29h-Pete Butler 12.815, 7. 38-Rick Pringle 12.833, 8. 27J-Joseph Poe 13.070.

 

Group Four:  1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 11.987, 2. 3-Howard Moore 12.211, 3. 6-Dustin Gates 12.404, 4. 17b-Ryan Bickett 12.435, 5. X-Charlie Louden 12.456, 6. 23p-Hunter Poe 12.657, 7. 21k-Kevin Hinkle 12.937.

 

Heat Races (Top 4 Transfer from each):

 

First Heat (8 Laps):  1. 0c-Tim Crawley (1), 2. 63-J.J. Hickle (4), 3. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. (2), 4. 10L-Landon Britt (3), 5. 42p-Preston Perlmutter (5), 6. 13m-Chance McCrary (7), 7. 88-Travis Reber (6), 8. 8-Joseph Wray (8).

 

Second Heat (8 Laps):  1. 52-Blake Hahn (4), 2. 0b-Eric Baldaccini (1), 3. 0z-Landon Crawley (2), 4. 74-Tucker Boulton (6), 5. 12m-Greg Merritt (7), 6. 3g-Paxton Gregory (5), 7. 28a-Keith Ainsworth (8), 8. 28b-Scott Bogucki (3).

 

Third Heat (8 Laps):  1. 91x-Michael Day (2), 2. 30-Joseph Miller (1), 3. 11-Roger Crockett (3), 4. 44m-Chris Martin (4), 5. 29h-Pete Butler (6), 6. 82-Austin Saunders (5), 7. 38-Rick Pringle (7), 8. 27J-Joseph Poe (8).

 

Fourth Heat (8 Laps):  1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (4), 2. 6-Dustin Gates (2), 3. 3-Howard Moore (3), 4. X-Charlie Louden (5), 5. 17b-Ryan Bickett (1), 6. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (7), 7. 23p-Hunter Poe (6).

 

“B” Main – Top 4 Transfer to “A”:

                                                                   

“B” Feature (12 Laps):  1. 17b-Ryan Bickett (1), 2. 42p-Preston Perlmutter (2), 3. 12m-Greg Merritt (3), 4. 3g-Paxton Gregory (5), 5. 13m-Chance McCrary (6), 6. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (7), 7. 38-Rick Pringle (9), 8. 23p-Hunter Poe (8), 9. 88-Travis Reber (10), 10. 28a-Keith Ainsworth (11), 11. 29h-Pete Butler (4), 12. 27J-Joseph Poe  (12), 13. 8-Joseph Wray (13), 14. 28b-Scott Bogucki (DNS), 15. 82-Austin Saunders (DNS).

 

“A” Feature – Top 2 Lock-in to Saturday’s STN Championship Feature

 

A Feature (20 Laps – Starting position in parentheses):  1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (2), 2. 63-J.J. Hickle (1), 3. 52-Blake Hahn (3), 4. 6-Dustin Gates (9), 5. 44m-Chris Martin (5), 6. 3-Howard Moore (7), 7. 0b-Eric Baldaccini (11), 8. 30-Joseph Miller (10), 9. 74-Tucker Boulton (16), 10. 10L-Landon Britt (8), 11. 17b-Ryan Bickett (17), 12. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. (13), 13. 42p-Preston Perlmutter (18), 14. 0z-Landon Crawley (14), 15. 3g-Paxton Gregory (20), 16. 91x-Michael Day (6), 17. 12m-Greg Merritt (19), 18. 0c-Tim Crawley (4), 19. 11-Roger Crockett (12), 20. X-Charlie Louden (15).

 

Lap Leaders:  Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 1-20.

 

 

STN Events Points after Friday Night (Friday Total added to Saturday heat race passing point totals to set “C”, “B” and “A” Main Lineups):

 

Rank

No.

Name

Qual Time


 

Qual

Heat

Ftr


 

Total


 

1

15h

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

11.987


 

20

30

100


 

150

Locked-In

2

14

Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

12.360


 

20

30

100


 

150

Locked-In

3

9jr

Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

12.434


 

18

30

95


 

143

Locked-In

4

63

J.J. Hickle (Quilcene, WA)