Race Results From Coast to Coast

Reigle, Newlin claim BAPS features

Defending PA Sprint Series champion Zach Newlin joined Cale Reigle in visiting victory lane for the first time in 2019 Saturday at BAPS Motor Speedway.

Newlin led all the way to win the regularly scheduled 20-lap PASS/IMCA feature after Reigle led all 19 laps of the evening’s first race, which completed a feature rained out two weeks earlier with one lap run.

The regular feature saw Kyle Ganoe follow Newlin across the finish line, with John Walp, Ken Duke Jr. and Landon Price completing the top five, and Nick Sweigart, Dave Brown Jr., Jaremi Hanson, Billy Ney and Dave Grube rounding out the top 10.

In the make-up feature, Devin Adams, Ney, Newlin and Duke followed Reigle across the finish line, with Sweigart, Larry McVay, Ganoe, Hanson and Doug Dodson completing the top 10.

In the regular feature, Newlin, of Millerstown, used a high line (high in turns 1&2; even higher in 3&4) and grabbed the lead from fellow front-row starter Walp, with all eyes on Duke, who had come from last to fifth in the first feature and dominated his heat race. The Selinsgrove racer quickly began to move up, but in this race he would not be unable to advance past fourth again, despite three cautions during the middle laps providing restart opportunities. Duke had run all three previous PASS/IMCA features this year.

After the second caution, Ganoe grabbed second from Walp, but the two continued a furious battle until the race’s end, while behind them Duke and Price were just as hotly contesting fourth. Major movers were Ney, who came from 19th to 9th, and Adams, who moved from 17th to 11th.

The first feature was stopped for a double flip on opening lap (actually the second lap of the race). Duke had slipped into third place past Johnny Scarborough coming out of turn two, and when Scarborough attempted to retake the spot in turn three, the cars tangled, with Scarborough flipping, while Duke spun. As other cars took evasive action, Jake Frye also flipped wildly, and Jay Krout also sustained damage (and an apparent injury to his left hand). Despite the flips, both Scarborough and Frye’s crews were able to repair their cars, and both ran the second feature.

From that point, while Newport’s Reigle sailed in front of the field, Ney, McVey and Newlin dueled for position behind him, while Duke put on the evening’s charge, coming from 11th to 4th over the final seven laps. Unlike the regular feature, the make-up race featured a tricky, slick track, with drivers fighting to get to the bottom for advantage. Ney in particular surprised regular fans by racing low, the opposite of his norm.

As impressive as Duke’s charge from the rear was after the early accident, he was hardly the only mover. Newlin came from 13th to 4th, and Dodson went from 22nd to 10th.

Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic awards a “Burnin’ Rubber” award, a new right rear tire, to the driver accumulating the most feature positions advanced, and for this night, both features counted. Ney (Reading) advanced 15 spots between the two races to claim the prize.

Heat races for the 28 cars on hand were won by Sweigart, Duke and Ganoe. Jared Zionkowski took the B-mail/consolation race.

In the third heat, front-row starter Ney went sideways in front of the field before the start/finish line, and Erin Statler was the ultimate victim, flipping into the fence during the melee. She was uninjured, but her brand new car was done for the night. Alex Potosky’s car also was damaged enough to end his evening.

Next weekend, the PASS sprinters will join their Laurel Highlands counterparts for a co-sanctioned event Friday at Clinton County Speedway, then return to Port Royal Speedway Saturday for a three-division night of sprint car racing, with 410 and URC 360 cars also in action.

 

 

MESERAULL BLAZES TO FIRST-CAREER WAR WIN AT SPOON RIVER
by Brian Walker

CANTON, ILL. (April 20, 2019) – Going where nobody else dared on Saturday night, Thomas Meseraull worked a treacherous and fine line around the top-side of turns one and two at Spoon River Speedway and stormed by Korey Weyant, Colten Cottle and Jarett Andretti to steal his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League victory. In thrilling T-Mez fashion, he capped the night with a broken front end due to a broken steering gear bolt during his wicked set of celebratory donuts.

A stout field of 29 WAR Sprints set the scene for the season opener at Spoon River, a much-anticipated event following a series of four consecutive rain outs that hampered the beginning of a new season. Wesley Smith (Hinchman Racewear Heat 1), Logan Faucon (Bell Helmets Heat 2), Korey Weyant (Schure Built Suspension Heat 3) and Thomas Meseraull (Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat 4) got the night rolling with preliminary wins.

Come feature time, Colten Cottle of Kansas, Illinois landed the pole position courtesy of his LRB, Inc. #HighPointMan honors and a zero draw for the feature inversion. With Mario Clouser of Auburn, Illinois to his outside, Cottle nor Clouser commanded the opening circuit as third-starter, Korey Weyant, snuck by them on the bottom and into the race lead.

Weyant and Cottle ran out front in the early running, but Jarett Andretti quickly maneuvered by Cottle into the second spot and set his sights on Weyant for the lead. By halfway, Andretti was hounding Weyant and finally made his move on lap 15 with a side-by-side move down the frontstretch.

Andretti assumed the lead on lap 16, but the battle was only beginning. With Andretti, Weyant and Thomas Meseraull going nearly three-wide, the Spoon River fans were treated to an epic mid-race brawl for the top spot. Meseraull made his presence felt on lap 18 with a high-side pass around both Weyant and then Andretti to move his No. 00 to the point.

A lap 19 caution abruptly brought the fiery action to a screeching halt and re-stacked the field with six laps to go. However, nobody offered a match to Meseraull’s run out front and T-Mez of San Jose, California snagged his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League victory at Spoon River Speedway.

Rounding out the podium along with Meseraull was Jarett Andretti in the Window World No. 18 with a second-place finish and Colten Cottle aboard the Cottle Flooring No. 5C. Closing out the top five was Wesley Smith in the Helm Racing No. 12 with a fourth-place result and Mario Clouser in the Yokahoma Tires No. 6 in fifth.

On tap next for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League is a Missouri doubleheader in two weeks. A Friday, May 3 show at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. will lead into a Saturday, May 4 event at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

For more information on the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League you can follow @WARSprints on Twitter, @WARSprints on Instagram, “like” POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints on Facebook, or visit www.powri.com online.

Hinchman Racewear Heat One (8 Laps):
1. 12-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (2); 2. 18-Jarett Andretti, Mooresville, NC (5); 3. 6B-Andy Baugh, Mason City, IL (3); 4. 22-Koby Barksdale, Norman, OK (1); 5. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (8); 6. 54-Trey Gropp, Lincoln, NE (7); 7. 51-Brent Burrows, Lewistown, IL (4); 8. 73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (6).

Bell Racing USA Heat Two (8 Laps):
1. 52F-Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (1); 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (3): 3. 77K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (4); 4. 56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (5); 5. 2A-Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL (2); 6. 4-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack, MO (6), 7. 38-Chet Williams, Newburgh, IN (DNS).

Schure Built Suspension Heat Three (8 Laps):
1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (3); 2. 6-Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (6); 3. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (4); 4. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO (1); 5. 57-TJ Artz, Lincoln, NE (7); 6. 28X-Brandon Mattox, Terre Haute, IN (5); 7. 31-Austin Sears, Macomb, IL (2).

Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat Four (8 Laps):
1 00-Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA (3); 2. 5C-Colten Cottle, Kansas, IL (7); 3. 28-Kory Schudy, Springfield, MO (5); 4. 77-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (4); 5. 8D-Justin Standridge, Springfield, IL (2); 6. 14J-Jadon Rogers, Worthington, IN (6); 7. 45-Eric Perrott, Sumner, IL (1).

Hoosier Tire B-Main (12 Laps):
1. 22-Koby Barksdale (1); 2. 22S-Slater Helt (2); 3. 8D-Justin Standridge (5); 4. 14J-Jadon Rogers (7); 5. 54-Trey Gropp (3); 6. 51-Brent Burrows (10); 7. 28X-Brandon Mattox (8); 8. 4-Braydon Cromwell (6); 9. 73-Samuel Wagner (13); 10. 2A-Austin Archdale (4); 11. 31-Austin Sears (11); 12. 38-Chet Williams (DNS); 13. 45-Eric Perrott (12).

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League Main Event (25 Laps):
1. 00-Thomas Meseraull (4); 2. 18-Jarett Andretti (5); 3. 5C-Colten Cottle (1); 4. 12-Wesley Smith (6); 5. 6-Mario Clouser (2); 6. 90-Riley Kreisel (12); 7. 99-Korey Weyant (3); 8. 57-TJ Artz (15); 9. 8D-Justin Standridge (19); 10. 22S-Slater Helt (18); 11. 28-Kory Schudy (9); 12. 77-Jack Wagner (16); 13. 6B-Andy Baugh (13); 14. 56-Mitchell Davis (14); 15. 16-Anthony Nicholson (8); 16. 14J-Jadon Rogers (20); 17. 77K-Katlynn Leer (10); 18. 52F-Logan Faucon (7); 19. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (11); 20. 22-Koby Barksdale (17).
Lap Leader(s): Weyant 1-15, Andretti 16-17, Meseraull 18-25.
Hard Charger(s): Standridge +10.

 

 

"Balog wins Badger Midget opener at Beaver Dam Raceway"

 by Bryan Gapinski

Beaver Dam, WI, April 20---Bill Balog won the "Wipperfurth Triple Crown" 25-lap Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Racing Series feature Saturday Night at Beaver Dam Raceway. The event kicked off the 83rd year of sanctioning midget auto racing for the organization, oldest in the country.

Polesitter Mike Stroik paced the opening lap before Kevin Olson took over the top position. Chase McDermand passed Stroik for second place on the next lap, and passing Olson for the lead entering Turn 3 on the fourth lap. McDermand quickly built a two second advantage over Olson, when the caution appeared for a spun car on Lap 7.

McDermand led the field on the restart, with Balog in the seventh position. Balog moved into fourth place on the tenth lap, then improved one position each lap to second place at the midway, when a caution erased McDermand’s two second-plus lead.

On the restart Balog passed McDermand for the lead and began increasing his lead each lap. The events final caution appeared on Lap 17. Balog went unchallenged the final eight laps finishing 1.55 seconds ahead of Olson, driving the Mark Ray owned DRC/Honda No. 3. McDermand, Jack Routson, and Zach Boden completed the top five.

“Mark & Robbie had the car perfect the entire evening” commented Balog who for the second straight won the event at the track. Balog also won the IRA Sprint Car Series feature later in the evening.

Balog holds a twenty point lead over Olson entering the doubleheader weekend on Saturday May 18 at Sycamore (Ill.) Speedway, followed by Angell Park Speedway the following day Sunday May 19.

SUMMARY 25-lap Feature: 1. Bill Balog; 2. Kevin Olson; 3. Chase McDermand; 4. Jack Routson; 5. Zach Boden; 6. Brian Peterson; 7. Mike Stroik; 8. Kevin Douglas; 9. Jim Fuertst; 10. Pat Henson; 11. Jeremy Douglas; 12. Tristan Koeings; 13. Denny Smith; 14. Josh Rehberg; 15. Jordan Mattson; 16. Harrison Kleven; 17. Chase Jones; 18. Kyle Koch; 19. Matt ReChek; 20. Mike Unger. 8-lap AutoMeter Heat Race Winner: Koch. 8-lap Engler Machine Heat Race Winner: Jones. 8-lap Madison Extingher Heat Race Winner: Balog. Schoenfeld Headers Fast Time: McDermand, 15.345 seconds. Cars Present: 22 Feature Lap Leaders: Stroik 1, Olson 2-4, McDermand 5-13, Balog 14-25.

Badger Midget Series Points: 1. Bill Balog 116; 2. Kevin Olson 96; 3. Chase McDermand 90; 4. Jack Routson 81; 5. Zach Boden 72; 6. Brian Peterson63; 7. Jim Fuerst 54; 8. Chase Jones 51; 9. Mike Stroik 51; 10. Pat Hensen 49.

RACE NOTES ---Denny Smith was the other driver besides Balog doing double duty, and was sidelined in the Wisconsin wingless Sprint Car Series, finishing in 22nd place. ---2018 Beaver Dam Raceway Modified Champion Matt ReChek made his midget debut. ReChek running inside the top ten retired with mechanical problems shortly before the midway point of the feature. ---The feature victory for Balog was his seventh career Badger Midget Series feature victory. ---The event was the 59th for Badger at the track, with the series making additional appearances this season on Saturday Nights July 27, and Sept. 14.

 

 

Late move nets Sean Becker 24th career Winged 360 Sprint Car victory at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – April 20, 2019…A wild main event on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway saw three different leaders and numerous charges through the field, but in the end it was veteran Sean Becker who stood in victory lane after claiming his 24th career Winged 360 Sprint Car victory at the track.

Also sharing victory lane at championship point race number two were Ray Trimble with the Ltd. Late Models, Nick Baldwin with the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Chance Crum with the BCRA Midget Lites and Ken Retzloff with the Vintage Hard Tops. A total of 73 cars filled the pit area during the Easter weekend spectacular.

Saturday night marked Becker’s first Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car triumph in weekly action at Placerville Speedway since July 22, 2017. His win aboard the Monhoff Racing/ M&M Structures No. 88N also allowed him to tie speedway legend Brian Crockett for fifth on the all-time win list at the quarter-mile. He is now just one-win shy of matching CJ Humphreys and Roger Crockett on the illustrious list.

The 25-lap feature began with Mather’s Kalib Henry jumping into the lead at the helm of the McColloch RV Repair No. 17 machine. A couple of early slowdowns for separate incidents involving round one winner and pole sitter Justyn Cox, along with Aromas, CA’s Justin Sanders occurred, but that wouldn’t be the last we’d hear from each driver. Once things got into a groove racing heated up with multiple lines for drivers to utilize on the tight bullring.

Henry was in search of his first career Placerville Speedway Winged 360 win, but Hollister’s Tony Gualda, also in search of his initial triumph, made his way under for the lead on lap 12. Right after that Becker also sliced his way around Henry to grab second, before a caution occurred with 17-laps complete. Gualda had made numerous passes while rolling the bottom side to perfection, but after going back green went upstairs and Becker patiently ran the bottom to slide up in front of him for the lead off turn four to complete lap 19.

Heading into turn one Gualda tried to sneak back to the inside but ran out of room and spun sideways, dropping multiple spots. Becker was able to hang on before the caution flag waved. When going back green it was all Becker who drove off to take the Ron Stahl checkered flag for victory over Henry and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg. All eyes over the second half of the race, however, were placed on Sanders who made a thrilling charge back through the field to grab fourth at the finish. The always exciting driver ran every square inch of the speedway as he carved through the pack.

Cox also made an impressive run through the field, getting all the way back up to fifth by the conclusion. Rounding out the top-10 were Kyle Offill, Bobby McMahan, Geoff Ensign, Gualda and Jodie Robinson. Young Jesse Love captured the evening’s B-main, with heat race wins going to Tony Gualda, Andy Forsberg, Justyn Cox and Justin Sanders. Gualda began the night by earning his third ADCO Driveline Fast Time Award in three starts this season. His lap of 10.632 topped the 28-car field.

The Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks also provided entertainment during their 20-lap feature. Point race number one winner Nick Baldwin found himself on the pole of the main event and he jumped out in front and had his way with things for the most part. Early on defending champion Scott Grunert and Kevin Jinkerson had a torrid battle for the second position, racing side by side, lap after lap. Just after the halfway point Jason Leonard jumped up to second and began to hound the rear of Baldwin’s machine.

Leonard kept Baldwin honest throughout the remainder of the race, but the 2016 Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stock champ hung strong and crossed the checkered flag by a narrow margin for victory. Leonard’s valiant run ended with him finishing second over Jared Beddow, Jinkerson and Jason Palmer. Dave Silva, Grunert, Mel Byers, Jason Armstrong and Matthew Chacon completed the top-10. Baldwin and Grunert captured the two exciting heat races during the night. A total of 16 Pure Stocks signed into the gate.

The Ltd. Late Models made their first appearance of the season and it saw last years runner up in the points Ray Trimble capture victory in the 20-lap A-main following a dominant run. Last season he claimed one victory overall, so it was nice to see Trimble get one right out of the box on Saturday. Ryan McDaniel, Tyler Lightfoot, Matt Michelli, Jay Norton and Dan Brown Jr. completed the field. Lightfoot, who captured the evenings lone heat race, led the early laps in the feature until Trimble was able to get by.

The traveling BCRA Midget Lites made their second visit of the season to Placerville Speedway on Saturday and it was all about Snohomish, Washington racer Chance Crum. The previous night saw the team earn a victory at Deming Speedway in Bellingham, Washington. They then hopped in their rig and hauled to California, which certainly paid off. Crum began the evening by setting a new all-time Midget Lite track record by clocking a blistering fast 11.848 and then came out on top in the 20-lap feature.

Scott Kinney, Dakota Albright, Hunter Kinney and Danika Jo Parker made up the top-five. The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Gus Carcione, Craig Holsted, Tyler Chamorro, Jeff Griffin and Joseph Ferrolito. Chamorro got upside down in wild fashion, but luckily emerged from the car okay after catching his breath. Two very entertaining heat races were held that saw Scott Kinney and Hunter Kinney pick them off respectively. Thirteen BCRA Midget Lites were on hand for the event.

Full results from the night can be viewed at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1647596?fbclid=IwAR2z3z0qZPVrN0JburHKtUchlao-uZdbdPEgMgUhUfDAONFQj4srWbgWI2s

The Placerville Speedway returns to action next Saturday April 27th with the annual Donnie Tilford Tribute featuring the IMCA Dirt Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Ltd. Late Models and the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks. More info can be found at www.placervillespeedway.com

 

 

Premier Speedway

Jamie Veal created history at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Sunday nights claiming a $10,000.00 Bonus for clean sweeping all three nights of the 2019 Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail.
After being made to work hard for the win, especially over the opening two thirds of the race by fellow Warrnambool driver Darren Mollenoyux, veal would eventually lead home Luke Walker and Rusty enroute to also claiming the $10,000 Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Track Premiership for season 2018-19.
In the Super Rod division an appreciative Easter Sunday Night crowd, saw Shaun Walsh claim the Super Rod Cup despite an amazing drive from veteran racer Ewan McKenzie who finished third just behind Michael Coad.
The results from all of the on-track action are as follows:
Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail Night 3 and Grand Final of the Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway, Track Premiership as presented by Hire Australia:
Time Trial Flight One:
1. V90 Corey McCullagh 10.188;2. V67 Luke Walker 10.225; 3. T22 Jock Goodyer 10.354; 4. V37 Grant Anderson 10.364; 5. V72 Matt Dumesny 10.483; 6. V27 Ross Jarrad 10.513; 7. S2 Craig Vanderstelt 10.549; 8. VA12 Mark Carlin 10.701; 9. V75 Mitchell Smith 10.716; 10. NQ11 Brad Ayers 10.746; 11. V71 Marcus Green 10.910.

Time Trial Flight Two:
1. V70 John Vogels 10.337; 2. V98 Peter Doukas 10.365; 3. V8 Bobby Daly 10.386; 4. V5 Marcus Dumesny 10.405; 5. S15 Aidan Hall 10.460; 6. V45 Mike Van Bremen 10.501; 7. NS56 Kris Johnson 10.502; 8. T62 Tate Frost 10.647; 9. V95 Ryan Davis 10.650; 10. N53 Jessie Attard 10.698; 11. V50 Darren Clarke 10.843.
Time Trial Flight Three:
1. V35 Jamie Veal 10.156; 2. V40 Rusty Hickman 10.311; 3. V17 Dennis Jones 10.395; 4. S13 Brock Hallett 10.404; 5. S72 Brayden Parr 10.454; 6. V96 Andy Caruana 10.576; 7. T48 Nicholas Penno 10.594; 8. V92 Matthew Reed 10.598; 9. V28 Andrew Hughes 10.617; 10. V12 Kristy Ellis 10.641.

Time Trial Flight Four:
1. V52 Darren Mollenoyux 10.266; 2. V38 Jarrod Woolstencroft 10.363; 3. V44 Tim Van Ginneken 10.366; 4. V81 Robbie Paton 10.475; 5. V88 David Murcott 10.522; 6. VA88 Grant Stansfield 10.590; 7. V25 Jack Lee 10.660; 8. V3 Mitchell Gee 10.669; 9. S28 Brett Sullivan 10.695; 10. S27 Daniel Pestka 10.753; 11. VA75 David Donegan.

Heat One: 1st V90 Corey McCullagh; 2nd V67 Luke Walker; 3rd T22 Jock Goodyer (Race Time 1:48.285).

Heat Two: 1st V98 Peter Doukas; 2nd V70 John Vogels; 3rd V8 Bobby Daly (Race Time 1:49.672).

Heat Three: 1st V35Jamie Veal; 2nd V40 Rusty Hickman; 3rd S72 Brayden Parr (Race Time 1:48.154).
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Heat Four: 1st V52 Darren Mollenoyux; 2nd V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 3rd V88David Murcott (Race Time:No Time).
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Heat Five: 1stN53 Jessie Attard; 2ndS2 Craig Vanderstelt; 3rdT62 Tate Frost (Race Time:No Time).
Heat Six: 1stV37 Grant Anderson; 2ndNQ11 Brad Ayers; 3rdVA12 Mark Carlin (Race Time 2:00.224).
Heat Seven: 1stV40 Rusty Hickman; 2ndV52 Darren Mollenoyux; 3rdV25 Jack Lee (Race Time: No Time).
Heat Eight: 1stS27 Daniel Pestka; 2ndV35 Jamie Veal; 3rdT48 Nicholas Penno (Race Time:No Time).
Sprintcar C-Main (Top 4 Transfer to B-Main) 1. V45 Mike Van Bremen; 2. V12 Kristy Ellis; 3. NS56 Kris Johnson; 4. S28 Brett Sullivan; 5. V27 Ross Jarred; 6. V50 Darren Clarke; 7. V71 Marcus Green; 8. VA75 David Donegan.

Sprintcar B-Main (Top 4 Transfer to A-Main): 1st S27 Daniel Pestka; 2nd S13 Brock Hallett; 3rd V8 Bobby Daly; 4th V25 Jack Lee; 5th V3 Mitchell Gee; 6th S2 Craig Vanderstelt; 7th N53 Jessie Attard; 8th VA12 Mark Carlin; 9th T62 Tate Frost; 10th V12 Kristy Ellis; 11th NQ11 Brad Ayers; 12th T48 Nicholas Penno; 13th V45 Mike VanBremen; 14th NS56 Kris Johnson; 15th V96 Andy Caruana; 16th S28 Brett Sullivan.

Sprintcar A-Main (30 lapsNo Time): 1st V35 Jamie Veal; 2nd V67 Luke Walker; 3rd V40 Rusty Hickman; 4th V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 5th V90 Corey McCullagh; 6th S13 Brock Hallett; 7th V5 Marcus Dumesny; 8th V8 Bobby Daly; 9th S15 Aidan Hall; 10th V17 Dennis Jones; 11th V70 John Vogels (DNF); 12th V98 Peter Doukas (DNF); 13th S27 Daniel Pestka (DNF); 14th V25 Jack Lee (DNF); 15th T22 Jock Goodyer (DNF); 16th V52 Darren Mollenoyux (DNF); 17th V72 Matt Dumesny (DNF); 18th V37 Grant Anderson (DNF).
(Start Order: 1. V35; 2. V52; 3. V40; 4. V67; 5. V90; 6. V37; 7. V98; 8. V70; 9. T22; 10. V44; 11. V17; 12. V72; 13. V5; 14. S15; 15. S27; 16.S13; 17. V8; 18. V25.

Lap Leaders: 1-21V52 Darren Mollenoyux& 22-30 V35 Jamie Veal.
2019Geelong Harley Davidson Street 500 – Overall Points:
Jamie Veal 660; V90 Corey McCullagh 595; V70 John Vogels 580; V40 Rusty Hickman 580; V63 Luke Walker 565; V17 Dennis Jones 490; T22 Jock Goodyer 425; S13 Brock Hallett 400; V45 Mike Van Bremen 370; S27 Daniel Pestka 355.

Max Dumesny Motorsport Super Rod Easter Trail (Super Rod Cup):
Heat One: 1st W88 Howard Stansfield; 2nd W5 Paul Verhoeven; 3rd W55 Trevor Perry

Heat Two: 1st S51 Michael Coad; 2nd S13 Shaun Walsh; 3rd W8 Jamie May.
Heat Three: 1st S13 Shaun Walsh; 2nd L56 Neville Gange; 3rd W88 Howard Stansfield.
Heat Four: 1st W8 Jamie May; 2nd AV12 Adrian Rieck; 3rd M41 Jason Kavenagh.
Super Rod Top 8 Pole Shuffle: -
AV12 Adrian Reick def W55 Trevor Perry (starts 8)
W5 Paul Verhoeven def AV12 Adrian Reick(starts 7)
W5 Paul Verhoeven def L56 Neville Gange(starts 6)
W88 Howard Stansfield def W5 Paul Verhoeven (starts 5)
W8 Jamie May def W88 Howard Stansfield (starts 4)
S13 Shaun Walsh (pole) def W8 Jamie May (starts 2)
AV12 Adrian Reick def W55 Trevor Perry (starts 8)

A-Main:1. S13 Shaun Walsh; 2. S51 Michael Coad; 3. W98 Ewan McKenzie; 4. W5 Paul Verhoeven; 5. L56 Neville Gange; 6. W55 Trevor Perry; 7. M85 Paul Singleton; 8. S66 George Woolstencroft; 9. AV12 Adrian Reick; 10. S17 Jim Gronbeck; 11. S59 Amy Duynhoven; 12. W18 Clinten Scott; 13. M57 Troy Hose; 14. W8 Jamie May; 15. M41 Jason Kavenagh.
The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Saturday November 2, 2019 and will feature a round of the Eureka Sprintcar Series to kick start the 2019-2020 Premier Speedway season.

 

 

Hickle Wins Opening Night at Skagit Speedway

4/20/19

Alger, WA - Opening night at Skagit Speedway saw JJ Hickle claim his first career win in 14 years of trying at the 65 year old track, going wire to wire in the Budweiser 360 Sprint Car division. Chase Goetz claimed his first sprint car win in the Sportsman Sprints, with Chris Beaulieu taking the Modified main event win and Vance Hibbard victorious in the Outlaw Tuners.

Lapped traffic was hairy for Hickle, who has been coming to Skagit Speedway seeking race wins since 2005. A still young veteran at this stage in his career, the Quilcene, WA driver and former Grays Harbor Raceway track champion led all 25 laps of the main, dealing with heavy and inconsistent lapped traffic, as slower cars changed lines in front of him frequently. Eventual second place finisher Greg Hamilton closed to with a car length multiple times in the late stages of the race while the lead pair dealt with the slower cars, but it was Hickle making the right moves to take his first Skagit Speedway win, followed by Hamilton and fast qualifier Colton Heath. Travis Jacobson and Luke Didiuk won the heat races.

Chase Goetz stepped into the driver’s seat of the Roger Oudman owned Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint and responded by going 25 straight laps for his first sprint car win at Skagit Speedway. Similar to Hickle, Goetz found fast and smooth lanes to navigate slower cars in a dominating performance that saw him finish half a track ahead of John Tharp and Sean Johnson who claimed second and third. Joe Lyon was quick time. Heat wins went to Michael Bollinger and Jayme Barnes.

Late race shenanigans benefited Chris Beaulieu in winning the Skagit Aggregates Modified A Main. Beaulieu led laps 3-14 before Lane Zerbin found a fast way around the outside of slower traffic to take the top spot from Chris. In a recurring theme, lapped cars were heavy for the lead pair all race long and while Zerbin opened up an advantage on Beaulieu, Chris would find his way back to the front after Zerbin and a slower car made contact in turn three of the final lap, causing Zerbin to pop a front tire and slow, giving Beaulieu just enough time to close and take the win. Zerbin limped the car along to second place and Kevin Smith was third. Heat wins went to Smith and Beaulieu.

Vance Hibbard went wire to wire for the Outlaw Tuner win. Brian Michelson would close and pull even with Hibbard a number of times off turn four, but Hibbard was consistently better in the first and second corners in securing the victory. Michelson would settle for runner up with Howard Vos rounding out the podium. Michelson and TJ Campbell were heat race winners.

Budweiser 360 Sprints Fast Time - Colton Heath 12.165 Heat 1 - Travis Jacobson, Colton Heath, Cam Smith, Lance Sargent, Steve James, Bailey Sucich, Chris Bullock, Derek Roberts Heat 2 - Luke Didiuk, Greg Hamilton, JJ Hickle, Eric Fisher, Brock Lemley, Matt Jensen, Garrett McLees, Jeff Dunlap, Corbyn Fauver Main - JJ Hickle, Hamilton, Heath, Fisher, Smith, Devon Borden, Sargent, Didiuk, James, Fauver, Jensen, McLees, Bullock, Dunlap Lap Leaders - Hickle 1-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints Fast Time - Joe Lyon 12.547 Heat 1 - Michael Bollinger, Chase Goetz, Kelsey Carpenter, Joe Lyon, John Tharp, Cory Swatzina, Malachi Gemmer Heat 2 - Jayme Barnes, Sean Johnson, Bill Rude, Jake Helsel, Steve Parker, Eric Turner Main - Chase Goetz, Tharp, Johnson, Parker, Rude, Turner, Lyon, Swatzina, Ashleigh Johnson, Helsel, Carpenter, Bollinger, Barnes, Malachi Gemmer Lap Leaders - Goetz 1-25

Skagit Aggregates Modifieds Heat 1 - Kevin Smith, Mike Steltz, Ben Gunderson, Mel Decker, Dan Butenschoen, Jeff Jansma, Rick Smith Heat 2 - Chris Beaulieu, Craig Moore, Jeff Blanton, Lane Zerbin, Adam Holtrop Main - Chris Beaulieu, Zerbin, K Smith, Moore, Gunderson, R Smith, Steltz, Blanton, Butenschoen, Louis Nutter Sr, Jansma, Mel Decker, Holtrop Lap Leaders - Steltz 1-2 Beaulieu 3-14 Zerbin 15-24 Beaulieu 25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 - Brian Michelson, Vance Hibbard, Brandon Jensen, Kyle Hanson, Max Sanford, Howard Vos Heat 2 - TJ Campbell, Mike Thomas, Jon Edwards, Leah Hanson, Clint Meins Main - Vance Hibbard, Michelson, Vos, Sanford, Edwards, L Hanson, Meins, Jansen, K Hanson, Thomas, Campbell Lap Leaders - Hibbard 1-17

 

 

UMSS Traditional Sprints have Fantastic Season Opener

The UMSS had sunshine and 70 degree weather to usher in a stout 18 car field to open their 2019 season at Cedar Lake Speedway. There would be three Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions heat races that saw one caution for debris and one red flag for the non-wing rookie Jeff Kirchner who got a little high in turn three backing into the wall and flipping the car over.
Pirtek Heat 1 results: 99-Roach, 7-Hanson, 34 Stordahl, K1-Lear and 77E-Englund (DNF)
Pirtek Heat 2 results: 87-Mueller, 69s-Lewerer, 22-Pellersels, 19b-Berger, 7h-Hanson and 2j-Lowe
Pirtek Heat 3 results: 78-Caho Jr, 38s-Stettner, 93-Peterson, 95-Bradwell, 36-Wass, 65-Kirchner(DNF)
The 25 lap Rock Auto would go green to checkers with a great battle up front with Brad Peterson holding off the 78 of Rob Caho Jr for a few laps when Rob would finally take the lead and hold it to the checkers and cruz right into Rock Auto Victory Lane. Harry Hanson also slid by Peterson but could not overtake Caho in traffic.
Rock Auto Feature results: 78-Cajo Jr, 7-Hanson, 93-Peterson, 22-Pellersels, 87-Mueller, 69s-Lewerer, 19b-Berger, 99-Roach, 38s-Stettner, 95-Bradwell, K1-Lear, 34-Stordahl, 00-Buck, 2j-Lowe, 7h-Hanson, 36-Wass, 77e-Englund(DNF), 65-Kirchner (DNS)

 

 

Sprint Car Bandits

THANK YOU to the 28 Sprint Car Bandits teams & great group of fans that came out to support our host track LoneStar Speedway on Saturday April 20th.

And thank you to KoolTrikes.com for paying $100 to each of the heat winners and Cabinets By Tommy of Granbury for putting up $500 to win the Pole Scramble.

It ended up being a hotly contested feature event, yet with several near-the-front running drivers experiencing one problem or another as the laps ran down.

Austin Mundie would wrestle the lead from Pole scramble winner Marcus Thomas, only to run out of fuel on a lap 20 restart.

Claud Estes would drop out of a strong third place when he thinks his Mag broke as the car just stopped.

Will Eggimann got in to a solid 3rd and while running the wall in corner 3 drifted up just enough to suck the right front into the wall breaking an axle.

And Josh Hawkins was running 3rd and ran out of fuel.

So when the 25-lapper reached its conclusion, Marcus Thomas picked up his second Sprint Car Bandits feature event and hauled in $2,600 for his efforts.

This marks only the 5th time out of the last 18 SCB events the pole sitter would go on to win.

The feature race concluded before 10:30pm.

Thanks once again to all that helped make this event possible and we look forward to another great night of racing at 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas next Saturday.

Just go to SprintCarBandits.com and 82Speedway.com for the whole scoop.

 

 

 

Bergman Bags NCRA/ASCS Sooner Region Victory at Humboldt Speedway!

Humboldt, Kansas – April 19, 2019 - Seth Bergman took the lead with nine laps to go and went on the rest of the way unchallenged to win the caution-filled National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing and American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products sprint car feature Friday night at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas.

The first of the Triple Crown Bonus for the two premiere 360-ci sprint divisions in the region saw Alex Sewell and Tim Crawley start on the front row for the thirty-lap feature with Sewell taking the lead as the green flag fell.

Crawley, Andrew Deal, Wayne Johnson and Sean McClelland were the top five after the first lap was complete and the first red flag fell on lap two when Don Droud, Jr., Jake Greider and Matt Covington got together in turns one and two with Droud flipping. All drivers were okay but were done for the night.

Sewell jumped out front on the restart while Deal would pass Crawley for the runner-up position on lap two. Sewell would stretch his lead to a half stretch before entering slower cars on lap seven.

The red flag would fall again on lap eleven when Casey Wills flipped at the bottom of turn three.

He was uninjured.

Sewell again jumped out front and pull away from Deal while behind them, the battle for third heated up as sixth-starting Bergman would pass Crawley for position and held it for the next couple laps before the caution waved on lap thirteen when Deal, who was running second, hit the wall at the top of turn three.

Top five on the restart were Sewell, Bergman, McClelland, Crawley and Johnson with Sewell again jumping out to a comfortable lead. While Sewell found the top side of the track to his liking all away around the quarter-mile clay oval, McClelland would pass Bergman for the runner-up position.

Sewell’s lead grew to a half-stretch over McClelland with ten laps to go before the caution would wave one lap later when Mike Goodman hit the wall on the backstretch and would coast around to turns three and four where he would come to a stop with a broke front end.

While Sewell continued out front, Bergman would pass McClelland for the runner up position and set his sights on the leader before the red flag quickly fell when Kyle Clark and Forrest Sutherland tangled on the backstretch with Sutherland landing on his side.

On the lap twenty-one restart, Bergman dove low entering turns one and two and drive underneath Sewell and would take the lead exiting turn two. Looking to get a strong run up top in turns one and two on the next lap, Sewell smacked the wall causing him to flip. Crawley had nowhere to go and was also involved but would be able to make the restart.

The final restart was no problem for Bergman as he would go the final eight laps virtually unchallenged to claim the victory. McClelland was six car lengths behind for second while eleventh-starting Blake Hahn would get around Johnson with four laps to go and go on to finish third. Johnson settled for fourth while twelfth-starting Harli White rounded out the top five.

The four, eight lap heat races for the thirty-three- car field were won by Deal, McClelland, Crawley and Wills with Fred Mattox and Goodman winning the two, twelve lap “B” features.

Next up for the NCRA of Park City, Kansas presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing sprint car division will be next Saturday night, April 27, at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Rounds two and three for the “Triple Crown Bonus” for the NCRA and ASCS Sooner region will take place on Friday night, July 12 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Oklahoma before both series head the next night to 81 Speedway in Park City for the finale. The top point driver of points accumulated among the three events will take home a $500 bonus while second place receives $300, $200 for third while fourth and fifth in the three-race bonus point accumulation receives $100.

The National Championship Racing Association would like to thank the following for their partnership with the sprint division for the 2019 race season: Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mel Hambelton Ford Racing, Saldana Racing Products, Ultra-Shield Racing Products, Competition Suspension Inc. (CSI) and Keizer Wheels.

ASCS Sooner Region/NCRA 360’s

Humboldt Speedway/Humboldt, Kansas

April 19, 2019

33 Cars

1st Heat (8 Laps): 1) Andrew Deal, 2) Forrest Sutherland, 3) Landon Britt, 4) J.R. Topper, 5) Matt Covington, 6) Jeremy Campbell, 7) Joseph Miller, 8) Eric Matthews, 9) Michael Bookout

2nd Heat (8 Laps): 1) Sean McClelland, 2) Seth Bergman, 3) Cannon McIntosh, 4) Kyle Clark, 5) Jake Greider, 6) Zach Chappell, 7) Ayrton Gennetten, 8) Kyle Bellm

3rd Heat (8 Laps): 1) Tim Crawley, 2) Wayne Johnson, 3) Don Droud, Jr., 4) Blake Hahn, 5) Fred Mattox, 6) J.D. Johnson, 7) Nick Howard, 8) Grady Chandler

4th Heat: 1) Casey Wills, 2) Alex Sewell, 3) Mike Goodman, 4) Harli White, 5) Jeff Stasa, 6) Lance Norick, 7) Jarod Sewell, 8) Noah Harris

1st B Feature (12 Laps): 1) Fred Mattox, 2) Zach Chappell, 3) Jeremy Campbell, 4) Nick Howard, 5) Kyle Bellm, 6) Noah Harris, 7) Jarod Sewell, 8) Michael Bookout, 9) J.R. Topper, 10) Landon Britt

2nd B Feature (12 Laps): 1) Mike Goodman, 2) Jake Greider, 3) Jeff Stasa, 4) Ayrton Gennetten, 5) Lance Norick, 6) J.D. Johnson, 7) Grady Chandler, 8) Eric Matthews, 9) Joseph Miller

A Feature (30 Laps): 1) Seth Bergman (6), 2) Sean McClelland (5), 3) Blake Hahn (11), 4) Wayne Johnson (3), 5) Harli White (12), 6) Cannon McIntosh (10), 7) Tim Crawley (2), 8) Jeremy Campbell (19), 9) Fred Mattox (15), 10) Jeff Stasa (20), 11) Alex Sewell (1), 12) Kyle Clark (7), 13) Mike Goodman (16), 14) Forrest Sutherland (9), 15) Andrew Deal (4), 16) Casey Wills (8), 17) Matt Covington (13), 18) Don Droud, Jr. (14), 19) Jake Greider (18), 20) Zach Chappell (17)

 

 

Duke wins third straight PASS feature

Ken Duke Jr. preserved his 2019 PA Sprint Series winning streak Saturday night, winning the 20-lap feature race at Path Valley Speedway by 0.411 seconds over Doug Dodson.

“Nitro” Nick Sweigart, Jake Frye and Mike Alleman rounded out the Top 5, with Zach Newlin, Tyler Cochran, Drew Ritchey, John Fiore and Devin Adams completing the Top 10.

The Selinsgrove racer has now captured all three PASS/IMCA features run so far, but this was hardly an easy win. With 21 of the 22 sprinters on hand making the call for the feature, traffic was an incessant issue on the wide Path Valley quarter mile.

Port Royal’s Alleman grabbed the early lead from fellow front-row starter Dodson – the Middletown racer was celebrating his birthday – but just as the leaders were moving into heavy traffic, a lap seven caution bunched the field. On the restart, Duke, who had moved from sixth starting position into third, shot past both leaders.

The frontrunners then had a close call on lap nine when Cale Reigle (Newport), Keith Prutzma (Hamburg) and Dave Wickham (Hanover) tangled in turns one and two.

The longest green-flag run of the night followed, but Duke made it through traffic well enough to keep his challengers at bay. Terry Schaeffer got into the turn three wall with two laps remaining, but on the restart, Duke chose the middle lane and held off the outside-running Dodson for the win.

Sweigart moved from eighth starting position to third, with Frye coming from tenth to fourth – the rookie racer’s first Top 5. Kyle Ganoe was the night’s biggest mover, advancing from 20th starting position to 11th.

Newlin, John Walp and Sweigart were heat race winners for the 22-car field, with Sweigart taking his heat win via a last-lap pass over Duke in traffic.

The second-place finish was also the season’s best for Dodson, a PASS “rookie” with extensive experience in other sprint car divisions and super sportsman. This year’s large PASS/IMCA rookie class includes several drivers who are rookies in name only: Prutzman has been racing for more than four decades.

Next Saturday night (April 20), the PASS/IMCA sprinters return to BAPS Motor Speedway to complete a feature called due to rain on April 7 after one lap had been completed. A full show of heats and another 20-lap feature will be run as well. The super sportsman cars, street stocks and extreme stocks also are on the card, along with an Eastern Museum of Motor Racing display and track time for antique and classic race cars.

On Friday, April 26, PASS will join the Laurel Highlands IMCA/RaceSaver Sprint Car Series for a co-sanctioned event at Clinton County Motor Speedway, and it will return to Port Royal Speedway on April 27.

APRIL 13 FINISH AT PATH VALLEY SPEEDWAY – 1. Ken Duke Jr. 2. Doug Dodson 3. Nick Sweigart 4. Jake Frye 5. Mike Alleman 6. Zachery Newlin 7. Tyler Cochran 8. Drew Ritchey 9. John Fiore 10. Devin Adams 11. Kyle Ganoe 12. John Walp 13. Brad Mellott 14. Cale Reigle 15. Colton Hoover 16. Terry Schaeffer 17. Donnie Hendershot 18. Keith Prutzman 19. Dave Wickham 20. “Cowboy” Jim Kennedy 21. Dave Graber DNS – Ryan Lynn

Heat Race Winners – Newlin, Walp, Sweigart

 

United Racing Club


BRIDGEPORT, NEW JERSEY – The Capitol Renegade United Racing Club officially kicked off its 72nd season Sunday at Bridgeport Speedway.
And the 2018 champion, Josh Weller, carried the momentum from last season into the day’s event, picking up his first win of the season in the opening day race.
“We were pretty confident coming in,” the reigning champ said of kicking off this season following the 2018 championship. “Bridgeport’s always a good one for us, but it certainly helped to come in with that goal and then it’s certainly going to help to get this one out of the way. Last year we won the first race and this year we won the first race, so hopefully that’s a good sign.”
Weller started on the outside pole for the 25-lap feature next to polesitter Chris Allen Jr. Weller grabbed the early lead headed into Turn 1 with Steve Buckwalter, Allen, Troy Betts and Chad Layton falling in line behind him.
The top five spaced themselves out before a caution was thrown on Lap 8 after Ryan Quackenbush, the 2018 URC Rookie of the Year, grazed the wall along the backstretch. His machine was pushed back to the pit area.
Weller chose the outside lane for the restart, driving out of Turn 2 with the race lead once again, maintaining a comfortable distance between himself and Layton, who had worked his way up to second.
“It felt good. The car felt good,” Weller said. “We could put it pretty much anywhere that we needed to. Starting on the front row like that, obviously we couldn’t tell what was fast behind us and where other guys were coming from, but we were quick enough to hold everybody off at least.”
Weller had control of an impressive lead when a caution came out for the No. 39 of Ryan Watt. However, the yellow turned to a red as smoke poured from the No. 47 of Adam Carberry in Turns 1 and 2 before flames erupted from the car. Carberry was ok and both cars were pushed back to the pit area.
Weller once again chose the top lane for the restart, sharing the front row with Layton and followed by Lucas Wolfe, Jason Schultz, Curt Michael and Betts.
Weller’s No. 63 maintained control of the lead on the restart as he went low in Turns 1 and 2, but this time Layton stayed close behind. He showed Weller his nose down in Turns 3 and 4 before trying again in 1 and 2 before Weller motored away again.
“We were having a problem with our motor restarting, so once we got on the frontstretch we were good, but I needed to get through the corner to get going,” Weller explained.
The final caution of the evening was thrown on Lap 24 for Bill Unglert, who slowed on the backstretch and was pushed behind the wall. Weller held his line on the final green-white-checkered restart to claim the win in the first URC race of the season.
Weller was joined in the top five by Layton, Schultz, Michael and Wolfe.
CAPITOL RENEGADE UNITED RACING CLUB
RESULTS – SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019
BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY
HEAT 1 – 1: Jason Schultz (29); 2: Chris Allen Jr. (71); 3: Josh Weller (63); 4: Chad Layton (35); 5: Lucas Wolfe (5w); 6: Ryan Stillwaggon (11); 7. Zack Burd (5z); 8: Mark Van Vorst (34); 9: Bill Unglert (33b); 10: Tyler Ross (5)
HEAT 2 – 1: Ryan Watt (39); 2: Steve Buckwalter (7K); 3: Troy Betts (22); 4: Davie Franek (28f); 5: Adam Carberry (47); 6: Curt Michael (5g); 7: Austin Bishop (11A); 8: Ryan Quackenbush (5Q); 9: Larry McVay (83); 10: Austin Morris (706)
A-MAIN – 1: Josh Weller (63); 2: Chad Layton (35); 3: Jason Schultz (29); 4. Curt Michael (5g); 5: Lucas Wolfe (5w); 6. Troy Betts (22); 7: Austin Bishop (11A); 8: Tyler Ross (5); 9: Steve Buckwalter (7K); 10: Davie Franek (28f); 11: Ryan Stillwaggon (11); 12: Larry McVay (83); 13: Bill Unglert (33b); 14: Mark Van Vorst (34); 15: Chris Allen Jr. (71); 16: Adam Carberry (47); 17: Ryan Watt (39); 18: Austin Morris (706); 19: Zack Burd (5z); 20: Ryan Quackenbush (5Q)
ABOUT THE UNITED RACING CLUB
The United Racing Club is a traveling 360 sprint car organization that was founded in 1947. Following the value “It’s your club, it’s racing the way you want it,” URC is governed by its own membership and runs at local dirt tracks across the northeast. For more information, please visit www.urcsprintcarseries.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race # 1 Saturday April 13th 2019
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series
Shenandoah Speedway, Shenandoah Va.
Worrell Wears E’M Down for Win
Opening night for the season was a pavement race at the beautiful Shenandoah Speedway and when it was over Glenn Worrell was first to the finish line. The feature only event had Bill Rice and Charlie Ware on the point with Rice out first. Jerald Harris, Glenn Worrell and Mike Keeton were all right together at the front behind Rice. Rice was smooth lap after lap but Harris was under pressure from Worrell as his car was starting to go away Worrell went low and got by Rice as Harris was now dealing with Keeton for third. Laps were winding down and Worrell and Keeton were both keeping the pressure on with Worrell the first to get under Rice for the lead as Keeton went to third. Keeton worked on Rice and got by for second as time was running out to mount a challenge for first as Worrell went under the waving checkered flag. At the line it was Glenn Worrell, Mike Keeton, Bill Rice, Jerald Harris, Chris Ware, Matt Mullins, Charlie Ware and Josh Perreault. Next week Saturday night April 20th it’s off to the Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Md. for a Race with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series and the Virginia Sprint Series headlining the Open Wheel Easter Eve Race Night.

Thanks for your support Jim Haines
Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

 

Rex King Jr. is Top Mod Tour Man at Michaels Mercer Raceway; Krummert, Gomola, V. Jones, and Hanlon also Score

(Mercer, PA April 13, 2019): Rex King, Jr. continued his family's dominance of BRP Modified Tour events held at Michaels Mercer Raceway. Amazingly, the racers from Bristolville, OH have won eleven of the twenty-eight contests held at the track. "Cooter," as he is affectionately known, now accounts for four of those triumphs, three of them coming in the annual Chiller Thriller. While this one was run in mild weather, it still paid a cool two grand.

Patriarch Rex King, Sr. was closing in for what could have been his seventh Mod Tour victory at Mercer, but a flat tire late in the race ended the generational conflict. "He was making me nervous when I saw him on the scoreboard, when he got up to second," the winner said. "I thought that we were going thirty laps and then when they said 'nine to go,' I said, 'oh, boy, here we go.'"

While King Jr. did not have to fight off his father for the win, he did have to survive a one-lap shootout with Jimmy Holden to get the win. Holden noted, "when we went out there I knew that I had a decent car, but I didn't think we had a winner, you know." He added, "I just thought that I'd play it slow, keep it safe, keep all four tires on it, and it turned out way better for us than I thought it would."

Both drivers announced that they were looking forward to racing their Big Blocks at the track weekly. "I have to give a big 'thank you' to Edward Michaels for getting this place back open," King Jr. commented. "You know, this is a really cool deal, and it looks like the people like it by how many people are here tonight," he added to a thunderous response.

Joining King Jr. in celebration this night were Garrett Krummert in the Fastrack Limited Modifieds presented by Turn Four Toilet Rentals, Jacob Gomola in the 305 Sprints offered by Hards Welding and Fabrication and River Valley Butcher Block, and Todd Hanlon in the Mini Stocks racing under the twin banners of Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking. Vivian Jones also earned her first ever career win in the Barris Trucking Modified Lites.

King Jr. wasted no time scooting out to the lead from his pole position in the thirty-five lapper that was hosted by Diehl Ram. Lonny Riggs, a track favorite, followed closely from his second starting spot. Jim Rasey, Richard Whitney, Brad Rapp, and Jimmy Holden battled for positions in the top five. Meanwhile, King Sr. began his march toward the front from eleventh on the grid.

King Sr. cracked the top five six laps into the contest, but he was still a ways back from his son, was holding Riggs at bay. Rasey and Rapp were in a tussle for the third position at the time. A caution for Whitney on lap six allowed King Sr. to join the lead group for the restart.

King Sr. gained one position on each of the next two laps. Will Thomas also joined the fun.

With King Jr. still out front, the battle was on between Riggs and King Sr. for the second position. King Sr. finally wrestled the runnerup spot away from Riggs on lap 12. He then set his sights on the blue 165 that was out front. Through the middle stage of the event, the Kings led Riggs, Rapp, Thomas, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Dave Murdick, Holden, Kevin Hoffman, and Garret Krummert.

A rash of yellow fever mixed things up within the top ten as the racers began the stretch run. There were no major calamities, but the race was halted briefly so that Dave Murdick could be checked out medically following his shunt in turn two. The last shuffle of positions happened on lap 28, when Riggs and Thomas tangled and King Sr. suffered his flat tire.

Those events moved Holden up to second behind King Jr., Krummert to third, Rick Regalski to fourth, and Kyle Fink to fifth. With a new shoe on his trusty mount, King Sr. lined up at the back of the field and he picked his way through in the field in the final laps.

Although there was a one-lap dash at the end, there were no changes in the top five. Kevin Hoffman and Chris Haines diced for sixth. King could Sr. reached eighth in the final tally.

The remaining finishers, all a lap in arrears, were Shawn Fleeger, John Venuto, Max Smoker, and Shawn Kozar.

The three heats for the Big Block Modifieds went to Riggs, Shingledecker, and King Sr. There was no B Main, as track owner Ed Michaels decided to allow all 28 cars to start the feature.

Jessica Kriegisch and Brandon Ritchey led the field to the start of the first Turn 4 Toilet Rentals Fastrack Limited Modified feature held at the speedway. Jordan Ehrenberg and Jason Hufnagle were in row two, with Garrett Krummert and Jacob Wolfe in row three. Kriegisch jumped out front, followed by Ritchey, Ehrenberg, and Krummert. Krummert made a powerful move on lap our to take the lead, which he would hold for the rest of the twenty lapper. Ritchey continued in second through lap 14. However, Kole Holden came on in the final five or six laps to take that spot away.

At the finish, It was Krummert, over Holden, Ritchey, Ehrenberg, and Blaze Myers. Erik Martin, Brian Schaffer, Josh Deems, Don Blaney, and Brian Sadler completed the top ten.

The trio of heats belonged to Krummert, Schaffer, and Martin. There was no B Main for the 22 cars on hand.

In the Hards Welding and Fabrication and River Valley Butcher Block 305 Sprints, Greg Dobrosky led the first twelve laps before surrendering the lead to the third place starter, Jacob Gomola for the final three rounds. Tyler Denochick, who started on the front row, ran along in third through the first nine laps. Soon thereafter, he pulled into the infield at turn four and jumped from his car, which had caught fire. Despite some scary moments, Denochick was unhurt. Vincent Dougherty came on for third. Fourth went to Robert Garvey, Jr. and fifth to Rob Felix. Josh Spices, Andy Cavanaugh, Randy Sterling, Chase Metheney, and Steve Cousins completed the top ten.

Gomola and Cousins topped their respective heats. There was no B Main for the eleven cars that signed in.

Teenager Vivian Jones charged form fourth to second on the opening lap of the Barris Trucking Modified Lite feature. She grabbed the lead on lap three and held off challenges from Shane Webb, Rod Jones (her father), Cole Petrelle, and Webb again over the course of the remaining twelve laps. Ayden Cipriano came from sixteenth to third, followed by Dusty Frantz, and Anthony Gillespie. Roman Jones, Ted Williams, Jacob Eakin, Jacob Isenhart, and Tyler Purnell rounded out the top ten.

There were three preliminaries for the 22 cars. Wins belonged to Petrelle, Rod Jones, and Williams. There was no B Main.

Todd Hanlon raced to victory in the Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks. Pete Blazczak took advantage of a late race restart to grab the second position. The late arriving 69er was third. David Coffin was fourth, and Di McRae was fifth. Positions six through ten went to Tom Unrue, Mike Kelly, Summer Pitts, Cameron Hutchens, and Karlee Longwell.

The heat victories went to Zech Frantz, Curtis Mohney, and the 69er.

Michaels Mercer Raceway will return to action on April 27, with a full five-division program starting at 7 p.m. The grand opening will be the first night of points racing for the Diehl Ram Big Block Modifieds, the Turn 4 Toilet Rentals Fastrack Limited Modifieds, the Hards Welding and Fabrication/River Valley Butcher Block 305 Sprints, the Barris Trucking Modified Lites, and the Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

About Michaels Mercer Raceway: Michaels Mercer Raceway is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstates 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through early October. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com.

BRP Modified Tour presented by Diehl Ram: Rex King, Jr., Jimmy Holden, Garrett Krummert, Rick Regalski, Kyle Fink, Kevin Hoffman, Chris Haines, Rex King, Sr., Shawn Fleeger, John Venuto, Max Smoker, Shawn Kozar, Lonny Riggs, Will Thomas, Brad Rapp, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Dave Murdick, J.R. McGinley, Richard Whitney, Jordan Eck, Jim Rasey, Kevin Green, Tom Glenn, Steve Barr, Bob Warren, Erik Martin, Skip Moore, Tom Mattocks (DNS).

Turn 4 Toilet Rentals Fastrack Limited Modifieds: Garrett Krummert, Kole Holden, Brandon Ritchey, Jordan Ehrenberg, Blaze Myers. Erik Martin, Brian Schaffer, Josh Deems, Don Blaney, Brian Sadler, David Kalb, Jr., Cameron Nastasi, Jason Hufnagel, Jessica Kriegisch, Justin Halicki, Steve Slater, Dillon Barr, Gage Priester, Tom Urey, Jacob Wolfe, Chad Gumpp, Clayton Deems.

Hards Welding and Fabrication/River Valley Butcher Block 305 Sprints: Jacob Gomola, Greg Dobrosky, Vincent Dougherty, Robert Garvey, Jr., Rob Felix, Josh Spices, Andy Cavanaugh, Randy Sterling, Chase Metheney, Steve Cousins, Tyler Denochick.

Barris Trucking Modified Lites: Vivian Jones, Shane Webb, Ayden Cipriano, Dusty Frantz, Anthony Gillespie, Roman Jones, Ted Williams, Jacob Eakin, Jacob Eisenhart, Tyler Purnell, Amelia Clay, Justin Gracey, Cole Petrelle, Jordan Simmons, Logan Lewis, Rod Jones, Terry Ohl, Eric Marsh, Mark Marcucci, Todd Canter (DNS), Jason Darocha (DNS), Nathaniel Bale (DNS).

Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks: Todd Hanlon, Petre Blazczak, the 69er, David Coffin, Di McRae, Tom Unrue, Mike Kelly, Summer Pitts, Cameron Hutchens, Karlee Longwell, Johnny Bruce, Cory Price, Mike Porterfield, Don Hittle, DeWayne Redinger, Patrick Crawford, Shane Shook, Kyle Donnelly, Curtis Mohney, Tim Callahan, Fred Delwert, Ray Reynolds, Zack Frantz (DNS), Levi Baker (DNS), Joseph Romanko (DNS).

 

 

Meseraull, Lomax, Newgent and Litton pick up feature wins at LPS

By CAREY FOX Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Spring rains held off long enough for action to be completed as Lincoln Park Speedway wrapped up its second evening of competition. Thomas Meseraull (sprint cars), Jamie Lomax (modifieds), Jonny Newgent (super stocks) and Josh Litton (bombers) were all winners on the night. Thirty-three sprint cars were on hand for competition at the Putnamville oval and Meseraull was able to take advantage of the misfortune of AJ Hopkins to claim the victory. Hopkins started sixth, but roared into the lead on the seventh lap, getting past Shane Cockrum with a slider into turn four. Once he was out front, Hopkins set a torrid pace and appeared on his way to a comfortable victory. However, Hopkins hooked the cushion coming out of turn three on the 16th lap and flipped wildly into turn four. He was fortunately uninjured in the incident, but the Brownsburg, Ind. resident would have to settle for a 17th-place finish. Meseraull, who started 11th for the 25-lap A-main, would assume the lead spot and would hold down the lead over the final eight laps over Kevin Thomas Jr., Jadon Rogers, Cockrum and Joe Stornetta Jr. In the UMP Modified feature, Lomax would claim his first feature win of the season in his fourth start. Lomax started on the pole and would open up a solid lead over Jeff Deckard by lap five with James Walters and Randy Shuman in tow. By lap 15, Lomax would pull out to a nearly full straightaway lead as Walters was able to fend off the challenges by Shuman to claim the second spot at the finish line. Derek Groomer would advance up to place fourth with Deckard taking fifth at the checkered flag. Fifteen UMP Super Stocks would take the green flag on Saturday night and Newgent was the early leader after starting alongside Josh Litton on the front row. However, it was Wes McClara that was the challenger to Newgent by lap five with Larry Raines in third position. McClara got a good run into the top spot on the seventh lap, but a caution flag re-set the field and Newgent went back to the front. From there, the Greencastle native would maintain that lead despite multiple challenges from McClara over the final few circuits. Litton would claim the third spot ahead of the opening night winner, Josh Boller. Raines would finish in the fifth spot. The bomber feature would ultimately turn into a battle between Josh Litton and Jordan Almanza for the lead during the 15-lap feature. Almanza would hold the lead through the fifth lap before Litton was able to nudge Almanza up the track and take over the point. From there, Litton was able to hold his line ahead of Almanza and take home the victory after several cautions slowed the main event. Barry Hicks claimed the third spot ahead of Tom Cox and Joseph Raber.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Thomas Meserauell, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Jadon Rogers, . 4. Shane Cockrum, 5. Joe Stornetta Jr., 6. Dave Darland, 7. Travis Berryhill, 8. Brandon Mattox, 9. Hunter O’Neal, 10. Garrett Aitken, 11. Dustin Christie, 12. Nate McMillin, 13. Brady Ottinger, 14. Jordan Kinser, 15. Lee Dakus, 16. Colten Cottle, 17. AJ Hopkins, 18. Kent Schmidt, 19. Shane Cottle, 20. Koby Barksdale

B-main winners: McMillin, Aitken Heat winners: Dakus, Cockrum, O’Neal, Barksdale

 

 

Gio Scelzi pockets $25,000 by way of Asparagus Cup sweep at the Stockton Dirt Track

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – April 13, 2019…Going into the weekend Fresno’s Gio Scelzi had never won a main event at the Stockton Dirt Track. That all changed in a big way however, after the 17-year-old swept both ends of the second annual Asparagus Cup to go home with $25,000 for two nights of work.

It marked the second and third wins of Scelzi’s career with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, tying him with brother Dominic, Shane Golobic and Mitchell Faccinto for the most all-time. His victory came aboard the Scelzi Enterprise/ Panella Trucking No. 41 machine.

“We had a great car all weekend long so I can’t thank Bernie and this whole team enough,” Scelzi said to infield announcer PJ Petersen. “I got around Colby there early on just focused on running my own race through lapped traffic. It feels pretty awesome to walk out of Stockton with 25-grand for the weekend.”

The A-main started out with High Sierra Industries Dash winner Colby Copeland jumping into the lead. The driver of Canales Racing No. 5c led the opening six-laps before Scelzi sliced under him on lap seven to grab the top-spot. After that Scelzi worked lapped traffic like a magician and was never seriously challenged again, en route to taking the Ed Entz checkered flag. San Jose’s Tim Kaeding had a fine run to finish in the second spot at the helm of the Josh Bates Motorsports No. 42x, while two-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour champion Kyle Hirst completed the podium aboard the Tiner-Hirst Ent. No. 94.

Copeland crossed the stripe in fourth with Hollister’s Tony Gualda completing the top-five. The top-10 was rounded out by Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Rutherford’s Rico Abreu and Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox. Golobic earned the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award by carving his way from 22nd to eighth.

Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto captured the Ti 22 Performance B-main and as mentioned Copeland won the High Sierra Industries Dash. All Star Performance Heat one went to Roseville’s Willie Croft, A.R.T. Speed Equipment Heat two was won by Tony Gualda, BR Motorsports Heat three was snagged by Sutter’s Logan Seavey and King Racing Products Heat four went to Ryan Bernal. Willie Croft opened the evening by earning the Quick Time Mortgage/ ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award, clocking a blistering fast 14.149 second lap. A total of 37 cars were on hand to finish off the Asparagus Cup.

Full results from the night can be viewed at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1644749…

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will return to action on Saturday April 27th at the Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, California.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Pit Stop USA, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Bullet Impressions Inc., Chris Kenner Racing Specialties, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, D&D Roofing, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, High Sierra Industries, Keizer Wheels, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Moto Wear, Metal Works, PT Shocks, Quick Time Mortgage and Solar, SprintCarUnlimited.com, Ti 22 Performance and Walker Performance Filtration.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or office@sprintcarchallengetour.com

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.

 

 

MUMAW CHASES DOWN WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY OVSCA WIN; 2 W’s FOR DROWN; WES STALEY GOES FLAG TO FLAG FOR VICTORY

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, April 13, 2019

By Mike Swanger

Wayne County Speedway opened the gates for the opening night of the 2019 season with a huge crowd filling the stands and a packed pit area on a cool Saturday night and the start of the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts ‘Race to the Championship’. The Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) would also be in town to start their season and Wooster’s Danny Mumaw would take the lead on lap 19 from Brandon Spithaler following a caution flag to post his second straight OVSCA win. Mumaw won last September during the Blowout weekend. Spithaler would grab the point at the drop of the green flag as action slowed on lap 5 when Steve Butler slid off the back stretch while he was running third to bring out the caution. As the race went back to green, Spithaler would start to pull away from the field as pole sitter Nick Patterson and Mumaw would duel for second with Brandon Matus and Sye Lynch were close behind. Mumaw would take over second on lap 11 and start to whittle down Spithaler’s straight away lead and Mumaw would get to the back of Spithaler’s machine on lap 18 and looked like he was going to make the pass when the caution flew for a spun Patterson in turn 2 while he was running third. On this restart, Mumaw took his ABR Farms, Tim Hawkins Logging and Finzer Farms #16 to the high side of turns one and two and coming out of turn two would overpower Spithaler for the lead and cruise away for the win. Lynch would get by the fading Spithaler on lap 21 for second as ninth starting Trey Jacobs motoring into third with three circuits to go and Brandon Matus taking fourth on the last lap as Spithaler filled out the top five. Last seasons track champion, Jordan Ryan finished sixth while Clay Riney came from starting 17th to finish 7th. Patterson, Dean Jacobs and Brandon Matus picked up the heat wins with Josh Davis scoring the last chance win.

The Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models feature would get off to slow start as Brett Bee and Austin Goon got together just past the flag stand and Ben Mott also needed assistance in turn one to negate the start while Brandon Groters spun in turn one after the completion of the 1st lap. In the good part of the action, Ryan Markham took the lead from his outside pole position from Brad Malcuit who gave up second to Corey Conley on lap two with Rex Slaughter on his tail. A lap four caution for Bee, Goon and Darrick Hubbard Jr. slowed the action as Bee and Hubbard Jr went pit side. That would be the final caution of the race as Markham pulled out to a half straight away advantage as Conley, Slaughter and Doug Drown raced for second. Drown would take over second from Conley on lap 8 with Cody Scott starting to challenge Conley for third as Drown set sail for Markham. With both Markham and Drown using different lines trying to find the best groove for their cars to handle the best, Drown’s Wooster based JoyRide Transport, Wooster Glass and 89 Homes #12 found the highside of turn three and four the best for him as he scooted by Markham on lap 15 and pulled away for the win. Markham held on to second as Conley and Scott finished third and fourth. Charlie Duncan started 11th and hard charged to round out the top five. Slaughter and Scott bagged the heat wins.

Caution flags would hamper the action in the McKenzie Concrete Super Stock action, but the green flag portion of the race was a tight one. John Wilson would set the pace from the pole as Brandon Craver would challenge for the top spot as Doug Drown would pull into third from his 7th starting spot on lap two. With the cautions intertwined, Wilson, Craver and Drown would stay in that order until lap nine when Drown would edge past Craver for second and Don Baney took third on the next circuit. Using the high side like he did in the Late Model race, Drown powered past Wilson with five to go and take the Char’s Cars, Ginono’s Pizza and McKenzie Concrete #21d to the Summit Racing victory lane. Dating back to last years two day Blowout, this was Drown’s third straight night of winning 2 features in a night. Wilson would drop from competition with two laps to go as 12th starting Baney would be the runner up as Craver hung on for third. David Uhler finishes with a career best fourth as Justin Lorentz grabbed fifth. Having not raced in 18 seasons, Curt Zimmerman ran 6th. Heat winners were Drown and Craver.

Wes Staley wasted no time in taking the lead from his 4th starting spot and taking the point in less than a lap to win the JoyRide Transportation Mini Stock main. Driving the NewFast Racing, Rumpke Sanitation and Staley Racing #73s as the best racing in the feature was for the rest of the top five between Jordan James, who started ninth, Doug Hensel and Brad Hensel as they would battle back and forth for position before finishing in that order followed by Cory Staley in fifth. James, Wes Staley and Doug Hensel captured the heat races.

Next Saturday night, April 20th, the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models, the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks and the JoyRide Transportation Mini Stocks will be joined by the Modifieds for the racing action at Wayne County Speedway. Saturday, April 27th will see the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints roll in for a $5,000 to win show.

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, April 13, 2019

OVSCA & PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS

Heat 1 Nick Patterson, Danny Mumaw, Steve Butler, Andy Fike, Jack Sodeman Jr, Troy Kingan, Brent Matus, Dave Dickson, Austin Welch, Mitch Harble

Heat 2 Dean Jacobs, Brandon Spithaler, Jordan Ryan, Trevor Baker, Jess Stiger, Clay Riney, Josh Davis, Nick Ley, Lance Webb, Shawn Hubler

Heat 3 Brandon Matus, Trey Jacobs, Sye Lynch, Henry Malcuit, Dylan Kingan, Jordan Harble, Tyler Dunn, R J Jacobs, Mike Bauer, Ray Miller

‘B’ Main Josh Davis, Tyler Dunn, Nick Ley, R J Jacobs, Mike Bauer, Ray Miller, Austin Welch, Brent Matus, Dave Dickson, Lance Webb dns, Mitch Harble dns, Shawn Hubler dns

Feature Danny Mumaw, Sye Lynch, Trey Jacobs, Brandon Matus, Brandon Spithaler, Jordan Ryan, Clay Riney, Trevor Baker, Dean Jacobs, Jack Sodeman Jr., Jordan Harble, Jess Stiger, Josh Davis, Tyler Dunn, Troy Kingan, Dylan Kingan, Nick Patterson, Andy Fike, Steve Butler, Henry Malcuit

MALCUIT TAVERN SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1 Rex Slaughter, Ryan Markham, Doug Drown, Matt Lux, Jeff Warnick, Charlie Duncan, Brandon Groters, Craig Hartong, Brett Bee, Ben Mott, Austin Goon

Heat 2 Cody Scott, Corey Conley, Brad Malcuit, Justin Chance, Wyatt Scott, J R Gentry, Matt Aber, Larry Bellman, Jason Brennan, Darrick Hubbard Jr.

Feature Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Corey Conley, Cody Scott, Charlie Duncan, J R Gentry, Rex Slaughter, Justin Chance, Jeff Warnick, Brandon Groters, Brad Malcuit, Wyatt Scott, Larry Bellman, Matt Aber, Jason Brennan, Craig Hartong, Austin Goon, Matt Lux, Brett Bee, Darrick Hubbard Jr., Ben Mott

McKENZIE CONCRETE SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Doug Drown, John Wilson, David Uhler, Justin Lorentz, Dan Radtka, Mike McElravy, James Alleman, Ken Catlette

Heat 2 Brandon Craver, James Stanley, Curt Zimmerman, Nick Humphrey, Kevin Ake, Don Baney, Don Rutt

Feature Doug Drown, Don Baney, Brandon Craver, David Uhler, Justin Lorentz, Curt Zimmerman, Mike McElravy, Nick Humphrey, Ken Catlette, James Alleman, Kevin Ake, John Wilson, Dan Radtka, Don Rutt, James Stanley

JOYRIDE TRANSPORTATION MINI STOCKS

Heat 1 Jordan James, Brad Hensel, Dustin Bedlion, Dusty Long, Corey Boyd, Tyler Wiles, Steven Lester, Randy McFadden dns

Heat 2 Wes Staley, Wyatt Zimmerman, Wayne Newbury, Stephen Crowe, Clayton Evans, Jimmy Burns, Colton St. John, #015

Heat 3 Doug Hensel, Cory Staley, Dylan Tanner, Jolene Voshel, Lewis Walters, Darrell Taylor, Matt Short, Kyle Petit

‘B’Main Matt Short, #015, Steven Lester dns, Randy McFadden dns, Colton St.John dns, Kyle Petit dns

Feature Wes Staley, Jordan James, Doug Hensel, Brad Hensel, Cory Staley, Wayne Newbury, Wyatt Zimmerman, Dustin Bedlion, Jolene Voshel, Stephen Crowe, Corey Boyd, Jimmy Burns, Lewis Walters, Matt Short, Darrell Taylor, Clayton Evans, Dusty Long, Dylan Tanner, Tyler Wiles dns, #015 dns

 

 

 

Henry drives to Fremont 410 win; Street earns 1st 305 victory; Valenti rolls in trucks

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, OH. (Saturday, April 13, 2019) - While everyone else went to the bottom of the track, Republic, Ohio's Cap Henry decided to go to the top at Fremont Speedway Saturday night and it paid off. Henry drove to the 410 sprint win to open the season at "The Track That Action Built," his seventh career victory at the speedway on Union Trades Night.

"Nate (Dussel) and Justin (Peck) were driving away from me...I'm not a points racer and I just wanted to win so it was time to move and see if we could figure something else up. I have to talk to my new crew chief Zack. He was giving me hand signals and I don't have a clue what they mean," Henry said beside his Beer Barrel Bourbon, Pro Auto Wraps, Wings Unlimited FK Rod Ends, Lead Head Waterfowl backed machine.

The cautions fell perfectly for Henry, keeping him out of lapped traffic. "I got nervous there that last run when we were catching traffic. I knew I could maintain what I was doing but I didn't know what I could do when I got to traffic," he added.

It was the second event of the newly created Kistler Racing Products/All Pro Aluminum Heads Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group. The AFCS has a hefty point fund for both the 410s and 305 sprints separate from both Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Last year Tyler Street from Fredericktown, Ohio, scored his first ever sprint car win. He wasted little time in 2019 adding to that total, claiming his first ever Fremont Speedway win in the Fremont Federal Credit Union Sprints. It wasn't easy for Street, who nearly slid off the high side of the track in turn three with two laps to go.

"I over drove it and hit a rut in turn three and I really thought I was going over the banking and into the wall. I knew I was going to hear it from dad afterwards so I calmed myself down and finish off these last couple of laps. This is one of my favorite tracks and I'm glad to finally get a win here. I want to thank my mom and dad, Hannah and everyone who works on this car. My family came tonight so it was awesome," said Street beside his Steve Browns B&B Drain Service, MLTW Machine & Tool, Griff’s Engines, Radio Pulse, Schaeffers Oil, Innovative Graphics, Truform Eyewear and Vantage Athletic backed #4*.

It was also the second event for the new 305 KS Sales & Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.

"It's really cool what they are doing with this AFCS for us...giving us a chance to make some extra money and keep us racing," Street said.

Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti picked up where he left off last season - winning features in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks. Valenti took the lead at the half way point of the feature and drove to his 47th career Fremont win, placing him in a tie for seventh on the track's all-time win list.

"Jimmy (McGrath Jr.) was rolling pretty good in that truck. Track was a little different than what we've been used to the past few years but it made for some exciting racing," Valenti said beside his Babcock owned, Best Performance Motorsports, A Plus Auto Center, Craig Miller Trucking, KS Sales & Service, Gressman Powersports backed #7B.

Justin Peck and Nate Dussel brought the field to green for the 30-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature with Peck gaining the advantage. Dussel ran comfortably in second with Henry holding off Hunter Schuerenberg, Buddy Kofoid, fast qualifier Parker Price-Miller and Lee Jacobs. While most ran the bottom, Jacobs quickly moved his wing back and drove to the middle of the track and soon was fourth challenging Henry.

DJ Foos spun on lap eight with Peck still leading Dussel, Henry, Jacobs, Schuerenberg and Price-Miller. On the restart Henry was able to get around Dussel and closed quickly on Peck just as the caution flew for a Broc Martin spin. When the green flew Henry drove to Peck's outside as the pair battle for two laps before Henry was able to take the top spot on lap 14. At the halfway point it was Henry leading Peck, Jacobs, Dussel, Schuerenberg, Price-Miller and Kofoid.

As Henry pulled away slightly Jacobs and Peck battled hard for second with Dussel holding off Price-Miller, Schuerenberg and Brian Smith who had charged from 12th. Brandon Wimmer clipped an infield tire to bring out the caution with nine laps to go. With a clear track Henry was able to pull away as Peck and Jacobs continued to battle for second. Jacobs executed a slider in turns three and four with five laps to go to take the second spot and started to track down Henry.

Henry was able to maintain his line and drove to the win over Jacobs, Peck, Price-Miller, Dussel and Smith.

Street and Brandon Moore led the field to green for the 305 A-main with Moore taking the lead over Street, Jason Keckler, Paul Weaver, Jamie Miller, Luke Griffith and John Ivy. With six laps scored, Street had closed on Moore with Miller taking third. Street drove into the lead on lap nine and immediately into heavy lapped traffic.

The first caution flew on lap 14 when Larry Kingseed Jr. spun with Street leading Moore, Miller, Keckler, Ivy, Weaver, Griffith and Bobby Clark who had charged up from his 14th starting spot. On the restart Miller took second and stayed within striking distance of Street. With three laps to go Miller was right on Street's rear bumper when the leader bobbled in turn three. Miller couldn't pounce and Street drove away to the win over Miller, Moore, Ivy and Clark.

Jimmy McGrath Jr. took the early lead in the 20-lap dirt truck feature while second was a war between Andy Keegan, Jim McGrath, Paul Brown Jr., Keith Sorg, Valenti and Dustin Keegan. The first of several early race cautions flew on lap five for a Steve Endicott spin. The truck on the move was Valenti who charged into second on the restart. A caution on lap eight for Brad Mitten followed by another on the restart involving Sorg and Cory McCaughey slowed the pace. A lap later and multi-truck crash brought out the yellow again a lap after Valenti had taken the lead. The final caution flew on lap 11 with Valenti leading McGrath Jr., Brown, Andy Keegan, McGrath Sr., Eric Devanna and Dustin Keegan.

Valenti couldn't shake McGrath Jr. who stayed glued to the leader's rear bumper. Valenti never made a mistake and drove to the win over McGrath Jr., Dustin Keegan, Andy Keegan and Brown.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, April 27 on Level Performance/Gressman Powersports Fan Favorite Night with the 410 and 305 sprints and dirt trucks in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Union Trades Night

Starting position: [*]
410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.71P-Parker Price-Miller, 16.445; 2.G1-Hunter Schuerenberg, 16.527; 3.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 16.619; 4.4H-Cap Henry, 16.646; 5.16-DJ Foos, 16.688; 6.1-Nate Dussel, 16.736; 7.5X-Justin Peck, 16.770; 8.45-Brian Lay, 16.787; 9.2+-Brian Smith, 16.792; 10.5-Byron Reed, 16.806; 11.25M-Chris Andrews, 16.815; 12.81-Lee Jacobs, 16.894; 13.A79-Brandon Wimmer, 16.960; 14.83M-Broc Martin, 16.965; 15.8M-TJ Michael, 16.996; 16.14-Chad Wilson, 17.022; 17.71-Ayrton Olsen, 17.123; 18.22B-Ryan Broughton, 17.191; 19.83-Adam Cruea, 17.207; 20.35-Stuart Brubaker, 17.235; 21.23-Max Stambaugh, 17.242; 22.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 17.289; 23.33-Caleb Griffith, 17.318; 24.21N-Frankie Nervo, 17.576; 25.55-Gary Kriess, 17.842; 26.20B-Cody Bova, 99.190;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 5X-Justin Peck[2] ; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 3. 4H-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 5. A79-Brandon Wimmer[5] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 8. 55-Gary Kriess[9] ; 9. 83-Adam Cruea[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 25M-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 45-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. G1-Hunter Schuerenberg[4] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[5] ; 5. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 6. 33-Caleb Griffith[8] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen[6] ; 9. 20B-Cody Bova[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 7. 23-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 14-Chad Wilson[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 3. 33-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 4. 23-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 6. 55-Gary Kriess[7] ; 7. 71-Ayrton Olsen[8] ; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo[9] ; 9. 20B-Cody Bova[11] ; 10. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 11. 83-Adam Cruea[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 4H-Cap Henry[3] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 3. 5X-Justin Peck[1] ; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller[6] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[12] ; 7. G1-Hunter Schuerenberg[5] ; 8. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 9. 45-Brian Lay[9] ; 10. 16-DJ Foos[14] ; 11. 5-Byron Reed[10] ; 12. 25M-Chris Andrews[7] ; 13. 22B-Ryan Broughton[15] ; 14. 33-Caleb Griffith[18] ; 15. 35-Stuart Brubaker[17] ; 16. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[20] ; 17. 14-Chad Wilson[16] ; 18. A79-Brandon Wimmer[13] ; 19. 23-Max Stambaugh[19] ; 20. 83M-Broc Martin[11]
Hard Charger: 81-Lee Jacobs +6

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.77I-John Ivy, 16.485; 2.8-Bobby CLark, 16.560; 3.26-Jamie Miller, 16.747; 4.1W-Paul Weaver, 16.835; 5.25-Jason Keckler, 16.847; 6.7M-Brandon Moore, 16.868; 7.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 16.927; 8.4*-Tyler Street, 17.047; 9.47-Matt Lucius, 17.090; 10.5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr, 17.111; 11.48-Mike Burkin, 17.136; 12.36-Seth Schneider, 17.170; 13.7-Shawn Valenti, 17.191; 14.97-Kyle Peters, 17.293; 15.12-Kyle Capodice, 17.340; 16.11G-Luke Griffith, 17.350; 17.3X-Bradon Riehl, 17.358; 18.19R-Steve Rando, 17.358; 19.5M-Mike Moore, 17.380; 20.1H-Zeth Sabo, 17.514; 21.09-Justin Adams, 17.577; 22.3V-Chris Verda, 17.621; 23.28-Tad Peck, 17.812; 24.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 17.825; 25.75-Jerry Dahms, 17.948;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[1] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2] ; 6. 5M-Mike Moore[7] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 9. 3V-Chris Verda[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 48-Mike Burkin[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 5. 8-Bobby CLark[4] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 7. 3X-Bradon Riehl[6] ; 8. 28-Tad Peck[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[7] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[2] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 7-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 1H-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[1] ; 5. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 6. 3X-Bradon Riehl[5] ; 7. 3V-Chris Verda[10] ; 8. 28-Tad Peck[8] ; 9. X15-Kasey Ziebole[3] ; 10. 47-Matt Lucius[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[14] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[10] ; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice[18] ; 10. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[7] ; 11. 48-Mike Burkin[8] ; 12. 36-Seth Schneider[9] ; 13. 97-Kyle Peters[11] ; 14. 19R-Steve Rando[12] ; 15. 7-Shawn Valenti[16] ; 16. 1H-Zeth Sabo[17] ; 17. 09-Justin Adams[15] ; 18. 75-Jerry Dahms[20] ; 19. 5M-Mike Moore[19] ; 20. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[13]

Hard Charger: 12-Kyle Capodice +9

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 23m-Brad Mitten[6] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[4] ; 3. 0-Andy Keegan[3] ; 4. 4s-Keith Sorg[7] ; 5. 115-Ben Good[8] ; 6. 11-Austin Gibson[2] ; 7. 0H-Derek Halka[1] ; 8. 5s-Brad Stuckey[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 2. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 3. 5-Jimmy Mcgrath[1] ; 4. 7X-Dana Frey[4] ; 5. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[6] ; 6. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[8] ; 7. 26-Kyle Lagrou[7] ; 8. 83-Noah Wagner[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 2. 37-Eric DeVanna[1] ; 3. 1X-Brad Keckler[7] ; 4. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[5] ; 6. 2-Steve Endicott[3] ; 7. 1-John Brooks[2] ; 8. 8W-Allen White[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 2-Steve Endicott[3] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[7] ; 3. 0H-Derek Halka[4] ; 4. 1-John Brooks[6] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[5] ; 6. 11-Austin Gibson[1] ; 7. 8W-Allen White[9] ; 8. 83-Noah Wagner[8] ; 9. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[2]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[6] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 4. 0-Andy Keegan[2] ; 5. P51-Paul Brown JR[8] ; 6. 23m-Brad Mitten[12] ; 7. 115-Ben Good[13] ; 8. 5s-Brad Stuckey[17] ; 9. 1-John Brooks[19] ; 10. 2-Steve Endicott[16] ; 11. 33-Jeff Ward[15] ; 12. 5-Jimmy Mcgrath[3] ; 13. 37-Eric DeVanna[7] ; 14. 1X-Brad Keckler[11] ; 15. 7X-Dana Frey[1] ; 16. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[14] ; 17. 0H-Derek Halka[18] ; 18. 16-Jim Holcomb[9] ; 19. 26-Kyle Lagrou[20] ; 20. 4s-Keith Sorg[4]

Hard Charger: 1-John Brooks +10

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019

DESPITE chasing engine issues all night Kaiden Manders claimed the final of the Maddington Toyota Triple Crown at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Manders took the win, which was also the Grand Final meeting of the Perth Motorplex, from Mitchell Wormall and Taylor Milling.

Manders was one of two drivers who didn’t post a time in qualifying at the start of the show.

He then pulled infield at the start of each of the heat races and as a result had to start from P16 in the 30-lap finale.

By lap 10 he was up to seventh and progressively moved forward from there - also taking advantage of a restart when Daniel Harding and Brad Maiolo tangled on the main straight on lap 21 in front of him, putting Maiolo out with Harding sent to the rear.

Manders and Wormall were locked in some entertaining duels for the lead before eventually the W60 pulled away to take the win by 2.6 seconds.

It was Manders’ second 410 feature race win of the season - and on the back of him also winning back to back Australian 360 Sprintcar titles.

The race hadn’t even moved out of the first turn when the red lights came on - after Jamie Maiolo, who started from P4, got out of shape and landed on top of Danny Porter from the Northern Territory, putting them both out of the show as well as Todd Davis who had nowhere to go, and despite only minor damage, was unable to get a restart.

Five laps in and it was Robert Watson junior who crashed out in the same area of the track, putting the red lights on again.

Liam Dowling, who started on the front row with Sam Borlini, enjoyed plenty of fresh air out in front and survived a few restarts

Wormall, after trading spots with Dowling for a few laps, took the lead mid-race and then Dowling started to slip back off the pace a bit.

On lap 21 Harding was coming on strong after starting from P11 but the contact between him and Brad Maiolo marred his strong run.

Wormall lost the lead with a handful of laps remaining but he still looked strong and took a well-deserved second - his first podium finish in a 410ci car.

Milling claimed his second podium placing for the season - a reward for putting in a solid season here in WA, getting more seat time and more comfortable in the W25 that makes the regular 600km trek from Kalgoorlie.

Milling started from P10 and tried different racing lines at opposite ends of the track to make up some serious ground.

Fourth was Jason Pryde who made up some spots after starting P8, with fifth being Harding who clawed his way back to respectably after being relegated and originally starting from P11.

They were followed over the line by Tom Payet, Shaun Bradford, Ben Ellement, Sam Borlini, Liam Dowling and Tom Callaghan.

Andrew Priolo was a non-starter after he crashed hard in a heat race.

Harding claimed enough points over the three rounds of the Triple Crown to win the end-of-season mini-series.

He claimed 424 points, taking the win from Jason Kendrick on 406, Manders 400, Jamie Maiolo 392 and Jason Pryde 390.

RESULTS

Heat 1: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Mitchell Wormall, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Tom Callaghan, 7th Sam Borlini, 8th Todd Davis, 9th Robert Watson.

Heat 2: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Jason Pryde, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Danny Porter, 7th Liam Dowling, 8th Tom Callaghan.

Heat 3: 1st Robert Watson, 2nd Mitchell Wormall, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Todd Davis, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Liam Dowling. DNF: Shaun Bradford and Andrew Priolo.

Heat 4: 1st Danny Porter, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th Sam Borlini, 6th Jamie Maiolo, 7th Tom Payet, 8th Jason Pryde, 9th Tom Callaghan.

Feature: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Mitchell Wormall, 3rd Taylor Milling, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Tom Payet, 7th Shaun Bradford, 8th Ben Ellement, 9th Sam Borlini, 10th Liam Dowling, 11th Tom Callaghan. DNF: Brad Maiolo, Jason Kendrick, Robert Watson, Danny Porter, Jamie Maiolo and Andrew Priolo.

 

 

Reed gets 40th 410 win at Attica; Bores nips Stemler for late model victory; Ivy tames 305 sprints

 Saturday, April 13, 2019

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - Byron Reed opened his 30th year of sprint car racing in convincing fashion Friday, April 12 at Attica Raceway Park. The Monclova, Ohio driver led all 30 laps of the 410 sprint feature to record his 40th career win at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speed plant on True Alpha Wealth Management/Fisher Performance Night.

Bellevue, Ohio's Mike Bores battled Travis Stemler side by side the last six laps of the late model A-main before claiming his fifth career Attica win by half a car length.

Fremont, Ohio's John Ivy found something in the middle of the track and cruised to his 16th career 305 sprint feature win at Attica.

Reed, an eight time Attica champion, also claimed the first victory for the newly created Kistler Racing Products/All Pro Aluminum Heads Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group. Ivy's win was also the first in the new KS Sales & Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales. The AFCS has a hefty point fund for both the 410s and 305 sprints separate from both Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Reed's victory aboard the Crown Battery backed machine didn't come easy as young up-and-comer Buddy Kofoid from Penngrove, California charged from deep in the pack (10th) for the second week in a row to challenge for the win.

"This is my 30th year of racing and I was wondering if I could still do this but I guess I can. Leading is always tough when you get into traffic. It was tough to pass and the second place guy has the advantage of going where you don't. I want to thank my crew and parents for all their work and support," Reed said.

Bores, who will celebrate a birthday on Monday, patiently followed Stemler throughout most of the 25 lap Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model A-main. With six laps to go Bores moved up half a groove and began to challenge for the lead, finally pulling to the front with four laps to go. Stempler didn't back down and continued to race to Bores' inside while Ryan Missler joined in on the battle. Bores was able to maintain his line and the advantage by half a car length at the checkers.

"Two years ago I won on my birthday so this is a nice early present. I knew I wanted to get up on the track a little. Travis raced me hard and clean," Bores said beside his Cam Tech/Burns Electric/Underground Utilities Inc./MJD Motorsports/Roeder Racing & Services/ Accuforce Shocks/Black Diamond Chassis backed #94.

While everyone utilized the track's bottom groove, Ivy, who also owns eight 410 wins and 4 truck wins at Attica, moved up to the middle of the track and took the lead from Luke Griffith on lap seven then survived several restarts to hold off a closing Paul Weaver for the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature win.

"We took some gear away from this thing and I think that helped us out. We didn't spin tires and that helped us out a bunch actually. I didn't want to leave the bottom open. I tried to go around those lapped cars up top and it was pretty dusty and I was like don't do that again. I would make someone go around the outside to beat me. I have to thank everyone who helps out on this deal," Ivy said beside his L&R Farms, C&N Supply, Rohr Lawncare, Sonny’s Welding & Machine, Welty Financial Services , Atkinson Farms, Story Equipment backed machine.

Reed and Ryan Ruhl brought the field to green for the 30 lap feature for the Callie's Performance Products 410 sprints but before a lap could be completed Trevor Baker spun with front end damage. On the restart Reed gained the upper hand over Ruhl, Brian Lay, Brock Martin, DJ Foos, Travis Philo, Cale Thomas and Kofoid. While Reed steadily pulled away and Ruhl and Lay running comfortably in second and third, a great battle ensued for fourth with Martin, Philo and Foos.

With five laps scored Martin's great run would end when he spun. On the ensuing restart Philo would also spin. The restart would see Reed once again pull away from Ruhl with Lay, Foos and Thomas locked in a great battle for third. Reed encountered heavy lapped traffic on lap 13 but Ruhl could not close as Lay, Thomas, Foos and Kofoid gave chase. Foos and Thomas would tangle on lap 17 which moved Kofoid into the fourth spot for the ensuing restart. When the green flew Reed and Ruhl pulled away while Kofoid pressured Lay for third with Parker Price Miller and Chris Andrews staying with striking distance.

With six laps to go Reed had pulled away to a comfortable margin while Kofoid now pressured Ruhl for second and Lay and Price Miller battled for fourth. Kofoid took the runner-up spot on lap 27 and quickly closed on Reed who was dealing with lapped traffic. As Reed took the white flag Kofoid was within a car length. Reed hit his marks perfectly on the bottom of the track and drove to the win over Kofoid, Ruhl, Price Miller and Lay.

Bores and Stemler brought the field to green for the 25 lap late model A-main with Stemler gaining the upper hand over Bores, Eric Spangler, Steve Kester and Jeff Warnick. As the front duo pulled away a fantastic race ensued for third between Spangler, Kester, Matt Irey, Warnick, Ryan Missler and Ryan Markham.

With six laps scored Casey Noonan and Matt Shipley tangled to bring out the caution. On the restart once again Stemler and Bores pulled away as Kester tried to hold of Spangler and Irey. Stemler and Bores ran nose to tail and put some real estate between themselves and that torrid battle for third between Kester, Irey, Missler and now Devin Shiels. A caution for a Cody Scott spin with five laps to go made for some late race drama.

On the restart Bores moved up a groove and immediately got beside Stemler for the lead while Missler ran right off their rear bumpers while Kester, Markham, Shiels and Rusty Schlenk (up from 17th) battled hard behind the lead trio. Bores led lap 21 by a bumper as he and Stemler ran side by side lap after lap. At the white flag Bores led by two feet as Missler stuck his nose in to challenge. Bores would get the narrow victory over Stemler, Missler, Kester and Shiels.

Jerry Dahms and Luke Griffith paced the field for the 25 lap 305 A-main but it took four attempts to get a lap in as multiple spins and collisions took place. The fourth attempt was the charm as Griffith grabbed the lead over Mike Burkin, Dahms, Seth Schneider, Brandon Moore, Ivy and Weaver. Ivy quickly moved to the middle of the track and drove into third by the third lap. A caution for a Zeth Sabo spin on lap four gave Ivy the chance to take second on the ensuing restart.

Griffith tried to hold off Ivy but dropped to second on lap seven with Burkin, Schneider, Weaver, Jamie Miller and Brandon Moore in pursuit. Dahms spun on lap 10 just as Ivy had pulled away out front. On the restart Ivy was able to distance himself from Griffith who had his hands full with Weaver as Burkin and Miller battled for fourth. Ivy encountered heavy lapped traffic with five laps to go and Weaver, who took second three laps earlier, started to reel in the leader with Miller grabbing third from Griffith.

Ivy maintained the bottom groove and followed the lapped cars as Weaver ran out of laps and had to settle for second, Miller, Griffith and Burkin rounded out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action for the Core & Main Spring Nationals, Friday and Saturday April 19 and 20 featuring the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions both nights running 40 laps for $5,000 each night. The late models will be in action Friday with the 305 sprints on the card for Saturday.

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

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Attica Raceway Park

Friday, April 12, 2019

True Alpha Wealth Management/Fisher Performance Night

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints - Callies' Performance Products

Qualifying 1.5T-Travis Philo, 12.971; 2.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.991; 3.16-DJ Foos, 12.994; 4.91-Cale Thomas, 13.038; 5.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.087; 6.45L-Brian Lay, 13.089; 7.25M-Chris Andrews, 13.098; 8.83M-Broc Martin, 13.106; 9.8M-TJ Michael, 13.147; 10.5R-Byron Reed, 13.192; 11.22-Cole Duncan, 13.219; 12.23-Max Stambaugh, 13.318; 13.71-Parker Price-Miller, 13.327; 14.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.346; 15.49-Shawn Dancer, 13.347; 16.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.356; 17.45B-Trevor Baker, 13.366; 18.71H-Ryan Ruhl, 13.380; 19.23JR-Jack Sodeman, 13.400; 20.1-Nate Dussel, 13.410; 21.33-Caleb Griffith, 13.434; 22.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.455; 23.17-Jared Horstman, 13.482; 24.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.498; 25.4-Cap Henry, 13.518; 26.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.520; 27.8-Jordan Ryan, 13.548; 28.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.583; 29.14W-Chad Wilson, 13.649; 30.21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.764; 31.71O-Aryton Olsen, 13.834; 32.2+-Brian Smith, 14.019; 33.88N-Frank Neill, 14.226;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 25M-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 23-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 4. 4-Cap Henry[7] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 6. 71O-Aryton Olsen[9] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo[8] ; 9. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 71-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[8] ; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 71H-Ryan Ruhl[1] ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas[4] ; 3. 45B-Trevor Baker[2] ; 4. 33-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 8. 8-Jordan Ryan[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[3] ; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[1] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 6. 88N-Frank Neill[8] ; 7. 14W-Chad Wilson[7] ; 8. 17-Jared Horstman[5]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 4. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[9] ; 5. 71O-Aryton Olsen[3] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo[7] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 9. 8-Jordan Ryan[8]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 4. 88N-Frank Neill[4] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer[7] ; 7. 14W-Chad Wilson[6] ; 8. 17-Jared Horstman[8]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[10] ; 3. 71H-Ryan Ruhl[2] ; 4. 71-Parker Price-Miller[12] ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 6. 23-Max Stambaugh[9] ; 7. 4-Cap Henry[15] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[11] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 10. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 11. 1-Nate Dussel[17] ; 12. 3J-Trey Jacobs[19] ; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker[18] ; 14. 25M-Chris Andrews[7] ; 15. 2-Ricky Peterson[20] ; 16. 33-Caleb Griffith[16] ; 17. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[14] ; 18. 91-Cale Thomas[8] ; 19. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 20. 45B-Trevor Baker[13]

Hard Charger: 11N-Buddy Kofoid +8

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[5] ; 8. 25R-Matt Russell[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 09-Justin Adams[4] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[3] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[1] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[7] ; 8. 3V-Chris Verda[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 2. 48-Mike Burkin[3] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[1] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[5] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 7. 5-Kody Brewer[4]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[2] ; 2. 75-Jerry Dahms[1] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 4. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 5. Z10-Kevin Mingus[6] ; 6. 2X-Mike Grigsby[7] ; 7. 61-Chuck May[3]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[5] ; 5. X15-Kasey Ziebold[4] ; 6. 5-Kody Brewer[6] ; 7. 25R-Matt Russell[7]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. Z10-Kevin Mingus[2] ; 3. 2X-Mike Grigsby[4] ; 4. 3X-Brandon Riehl[3] ; 5. 28-Tad Peck[5] ; 6. 3V-Chris Verda[7] ; 7. 61-Chuck May[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[11] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[13] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 5. 48-Mike Burkin[3] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 8. 4*-Tyler Street[10] ; 9. 97-Kyle Peters[12] ; 10. 8-Bobby Clark[21] ; 11. 12-Kyle Capodice[17] ; 12. 7B-Shawn Valenti[16] ; 13. 09-Justin Adams[9] ; 14. 25-Jason Keckler[19] ; 15. 5M-Mike Moore[14] ; 16. 75-Jerry Dahms[1] ; 17. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[6] ; 18. 19R-Steve Rando[18] ; 19. 1H-Zeth Sabo[15] ; 20. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[5] ; 21. Z10-Kevin Mingus[20] ; 22. 2X-Mike Grigsby[22]

Hard Charger: 8-Bobby Clark +11

Late Models - Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 27S-Eric Spangler[1] ; 2. 20-Doug Eck[8] ; 3. 69W-Jeff Warnick[5] ; 4. 53-Hillard Miller[6] ; 5. 44-Matt Shipley[7] ; 6. 30-Nate Potts[2] ; 7. 42*-Bob Mayer[3] ; 8. 7-Ben Mott[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 77-Steve Kester[4] ; 2. 21A-Logan Arntz[1] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[2] ; 4. 1N-Casey Noonan[6] ; 5. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[7] ; 6. 25-Ryan Eddleblute[5] ; 7. 44S-Colin Shipley[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 50-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 94-Mike Bores[4] ; 3. 19-Cody Scott[7] ; 4. 5Y-Josh Haynes[5] ; 5. 28-Kent Brewer[3] ; 6. RH21-Gregg Haskell[1] ; 7. 75-Dana Frey[6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[7] ; 3. 2S-Travis Stemler[6] ; 4. 92-Justin Chance[4] ; 5. 17X-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[2] ; 7. 12-Doug Drown[1]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[2] ; 2. 44-Matt Shipley[1] ; 3. 12-Doug Drown[12] ; 4. 28-Kent Brewer[3] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[5] ; 6. RH21-Gregg Haskell[7] ; 7. 17X-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 8. 44S-Colin Shipley[10] ; 9. 69R-Doug Baird[8] ; 10. 7-Ben Mott[13] ; 11. 25-Ryan Eddleblute[6] ; 12. 75-Dana Frey[11] ; 13. 42*-Bob Mayer[9]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 94-Mike Bores[1] ; 2. 2S-Travis Stemler[2] ; 3. 50-Ryan Missler[6] ; 4. 77-Steve Kester[5] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[11] ; 6. 5M-Ryan Markham[8] ; 7. 12-Doug Drown[19] ; 8. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[17] ; 9. 27S-Eric Spangler[3] ; 10. 21A-Logan Arntz[7] ; 11. 69W-Jeff Warnick[4] ; 12. 20-Doug Eck[9] ; 13. 92-Justin Chance[16] ; 14. 19-Cody Scott[12] ; 15. 53-Hillard Miller[13] ; 16. 44-Matt Shipley[18] ; 17. 5Y-Josh Haynes[15] ; 18. 36-Matt Irey[10] ; 19. 1N-Casey Noonan[14] ; 20. 28-Kent Brewer[20]

Hard Charger: 12-Doug Drown +12

 

 

Peck earns Waynesfield sprint win, sweeps FAST weekend; Dancer nabs NRA victory

By Brian Liskai

WAYNESFIELD, OH. - Monrovia, Indiana's Justin Peck paid his dues the past couple of race seasons. Coming out of the midget ranks, Peck decided to bolt a wing on a sprint car and take on the tough Ohio racers. He took his lumps, learned, and it paid off huge this weekend. Peck led all 30 laps Sunday at Waynesfield Raceway Park to score his second NAPA Auto Parts FAST Series win of the weekend.

It wasn't easy for Peck, who won at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio Saturday, as he had to deal with heavy lapped traffic and Several challenges from Cale Conley, who had scored the win Saturday at Attica Raceway Park.

In the K&L Ready Mix National Racing Alliance (NRA) portion of Sunday's show, Delphos, Ohio's Shawn Dancer held off several challenges from Randy Hannagan on a hand full of restarts to take the victory.

"We really got taken to school for two years around Ohio. These guys are tough. It's pretty awesome to come in here and pick up two wins. It is the first races of the season which gives us a lot of confidence and makes us feel like we know what we are doing and gives us a pretty good base line with our cars," Peck said. "We talked last night after getting a strong start about following FAST now."

"Those lappers were really tough to get around. This place was just so fast wide open around the top you really had to check up to go to the bottom and be patient. I had to catch the lappers the first time to figure that out. I made too many mistakes the first time trying to get through. The last few times I caught them there at the end I was picking the right spots and making the right moves," said Peck of his DRC Chassis/Rider Racing Engines/Keizer Wheels/Lucas Oil/Wix Filters/Rock Star Graphics backed #5x.

In the K&L Ready Mix National Racing Alliance (NRA) portion of Sunday's show, Delphos, Ohio's Shawn Dancer held off several challenges from Randy Hannagan on a hand full of restarts to take the victory.

"Waynesfield is a great track. Shane (Helms, promoter) put on a great race. Thanks for the fans for coming out...come back for the other shows. The track prep job was awesome. Congrats to everyone who put this together," said Dancer beside his Dancer Logistics/Amshaw Service center/Global Warehouse/Pitsen Barger Supply/Kistler Engines backed #49. "Sometimes it gets tough on the cushion here. Thanks to Kent and Garth and everyone who helps."

Max Stambaugh and Justin Peck brought the field to green for the 30-lap FAST A-main with Peck gaining the advantage over Stambaugh, Conley, Henry and Brady Bacon. Buddy Kofoid spun in turn one on lap three, collecting Joey Saldana and Lee Jacobs with Saldana going pitside with front end damage as Kofoid and Jacobs rejoined at the tail. on the restart Conley drove around Stambaugh while Henry, Bacon and Travis Philo battled for fourth.

Adam Cruea spun on lap five just as the leaders were preparing to enter lapped traffic. With a clear track on the restart Peck and Conley pulled away from the battle for third between Stambaugh, Henry and Bacon. Peck encountered very heavy lapped traffic by the ninth circuit and Conley quickly closed as the pair maneuvered through and around lapped cars battling for the lead. Henry took third on lap 12 with Stambaugh now battling Bacon and Philo to hold onto fourth.

Peck worked his way through the lapped cars like a surgeon and was able to maintain the lead over Conley but that again evaporated by lap 18 with heavy lapped traffic. Conley again closed and this time Henry and Bacon joined the fun. The lead quartet was soon joined by Stambaugh as they had the crowd on their feet battling for the lead over the next seven laps. A Bradley Ashford spin with five laps to go giving Peck a clear track and clean air.

Peck pulled away for the win but the action behind didn't slow down as Conley, Henry and Bacon waged war for the runner-up spot. Henry was able to get under Conley on lap 27 and crossed the finish line second ahead of Conley, Bacon and Stambaugh. Spencer Bayston charged from 13th to sixth followed by Cole Duncan, Philo, Greg Wilson and Kofoid who rallied from his early race spin to round out the top 10.

It took three attempts to get the NRA 25-lap feature going as Luke Daugherty spun on the initial start in front of the entire field with no one making contact and Todd Heuerman getting upside down on the second try. When the green flew for the third time pole-sitter Max Stambaugh grabbed the lead over Randy Hannagan, Dancer and Chase Dunham. Stambaugh raced into lapped traffic by lap six while Dancer used the extreme high line to take second with Hannagan, Jared Horstman and Dunham in pursuit.

By lap 10 it was a three car battle for the lead as Stambaugh, Dancer and Hannagan sliced through lapped traffic. Dancer powered round Stambaugh for the lead on lap 14 with Hannagan moving into second a lap later. With eight laps to go RJ Jacobs spun to give the leaders a chance to catch their breathes. On the restart Hannagan took a peak under Dancer several times but was unable to complete the pass. The final caution flew with four laps to go for a Dunham spin.

On the restart Hannagan made one last shot at the lead but Dancer was able to maintain his momentum on the high side and drove to the win over Hannagan Dylan Westbrook, Stambaugh and Ricky Peterson.

With threatening weather around "The Field" Sunday, FAST officials along with officials from the K&L Ready Mix (NRA) and promoter Shane Helms pushed the show along to the delight of the fans and race teams.

To keep up on when the special events will be held at Waynesfield Raceway Park, keep checking in at www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com or on Twitter @OfficialWRP and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Waynesfield.Raceway.Park

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Sunday, April 7, 2019

FAST 410 Sprints - NAPA Auto Parts

Qualifying
1.81-Lee Jacobs, 10.355; 2.5T-Travis Philo, 10.504; 3.5X-Justin Peck, 10.611; 4.99-Brady Bacon, 10.611; 5.11-Dale Blaney, 10.612; 6.7K-Cale Conley, 10.614; 7.22-Cole Duncan, 10.619; 8.4-Cap Henry, 10.629; 9.W20-Greg Wilson, 10.682; 10.70X-Spencer Bayston, 10.686; 11.6-Joey Saldana, 10.693; 12.23-Max Stambaugh , 10.788; 13.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 10.864; 14.5J-Jake Hesson, 10.928; 15.8M-TJ Michael, 10.946; 16.68G-Tyler Gunn, 10.966; 17.20B-Cody Bova, 10.980; 18.14-Chad Wilson, 11.021; 19.85-Mike Terry jr, 11.123; 20.5-Jordan Harble, 11.244; 21.4X-Bradley Ashford, 11.292; 22.83-Adam Cruea, 11.423;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 7K-Cale Conley[1] ; 2. 5X-Justin Peck[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 6. 5J-Jake Hesson[6] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ; 8. 85-Mike Terry jr[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 23-Max Stambaugh [1] ; 2. 4-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 11-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 20B-Cody Bova[6] ; 7. 4X-Bradley Ashford[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[1] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 3. 6-Joey Saldana[2] ; 4. 70X-Spencer Bayston[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 5-Jordan Harble[6] ; 7. 83-Adam Cruea[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 5X-Justin Peck[2] ; 2. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 3. 7K-Cale Conley[6] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 5. 23-Max Stambaugh [1] ; 6. 70X-Spencer Bayston[13] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[12] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[11] ; 10. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[5] ; 11. 11-Dale Blaney[9] ; 12. 68G-Tyler Gunn[15] ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael[14] ; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 15. 14-Chad Wilson[19] ; 16. 85-Mike Terry jr[22] ; 17. 20B-Cody Bova[17] ; 18. 83-Adam Cruea[21] ; 19. 4X-Bradley Ashford[20] ; 20. 5J-Jake Hesson[16] ; 21. 5-Jordan Harble[18] ; 22. 6-Joey Saldana[10]

Hard Charger: 70X-Spencer Bayston +7
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NRA Sprint Invaders - K&L Ready Mix

Qualifying
1.2-Kyle Sauder, 11.119; 2.66-Chase Dunham, 11.234; 3.15-Brandon Ferguson , 11.267; 4.22H-Randy Hannagan , 11.273; 5.28H-Hud Horton , 11.315; 6.47X-Dylan Westbrook, 11.316; 7.14-Luke Daugherty, 11.325; 8.18-Todd Heuerman, 11.341; 9.11-Tim Allison , 11.392; 10.23-Devon Dobie , 11.402; 11.17M-Max Stambaugh , 11.451; 12.49-Shawn Dancer , 11.462; 13.17H-Jared Horstman , 11.513; 14.34-Luke Hall, 11.534; 15.11N-Ed Neumeister, 11.637; 16.16B-Ricky Peterson, 11.657; 17.18J-RJ Jacobs, 11.665; 18.4*-Tyler Street, 11.730; 19.11G-Luke Griffith, 12.089; 20.22-Rod Henning, 12.108; 21.37-Noah Dunlap, 12.348; 22.2X-Mike Grigsby, 12.912; 23.51T-John Taylor, 99.991;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [3] ; 2. 14-Luke Daugherty[2] ; 3. 23-Devon Dobie [1] ; 4. 17H-Jared Horstman [5] ; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder[4] ; 6. 16B-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 8. 2X-Mike Grigsby[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 17M-Max Stambaugh [1] ; 2. 66-Chase Dunham[4] ; 3. 18J-RJ Jacobs[6] ; 4. 28H-Hud Horton [3] ; 5. 18-Todd Heuerman[2] ; 6. 34-Luke Hall[5] ; 7. 22-Rod Henning[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 49-Shawn Dancer [1] ; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[3] ; 3. 11-Tim Allison [2] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 5. 15-Brandon Ferguson [4] ; 6. 11N-Ed Neumeister[5] ; 7. 37-Noah Dunlap[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 49-Shawn Dancer [3] ; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan [4] ; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[5] ; 4. 17M-Max Stambaugh [1] ; 5. 16B-Ricky Peterson[16] ; 6. 2-Kyle Sauder[13] ; 7. 23-Devon Dobie [7] ; 8. 11-Tim Allison [9] ; 9. 4*-Tyler Street[12] ; 10. 28H-Hud Horton [11] ; 11. 11N-Ed Neumeister[18] ; 12. 18J-RJ Jacobs[8] ; 13. 34-Luke Hall[17] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[19] ; 15. 14-Luke Daugherty[2] ; 16. 2X-Mike Grigsby[22] ; 17. 37-Noah Dunlap[21] ; 18. 22-Rod Henning[20] ; 19. 66-Chase Dunham[6] ; 20. 17H-Jared Horstman [10] ; 21. 15-Brandon Ferguson [15] ; 22. 18-Todd Heuerman[14]

Hard Charger: 16B-Ricky Peterson +11

 

 

Justyn Cox, Nick Baldwin, Jake Morgan and Tom Stanwood earn victories on Law Enforcement Night at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – April 6, 2019…The Placerville Speedway opened its 54th regular season of competition on Saturday and fans were treated an exciting night of dirt track racing, which was capped with Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox narrowly holding off Hollister’s Tony Gualda to claim the 25-lap Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car feature.

Also sharing victory lane on “Law Enforcement Night” was former track champion Nick Baldwin with the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Jake Morgan with the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and Tom Stanwood with the Mini Trucks.

A strong field of 27 Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars signed into the pits for point race number one and were led down by Roseville’s Sean Becker and Justyn Cox in the main event. Cox charged into the lead at the waving of the Ron Stahl green flag and kept the field at bay while the action was fast and furious. The first 14-laps clicked off caution free until the first slowdown occurred. Shortly after going back green Tony Gualda poked his nose under Becker and assumed the second position.

Gualda then hounded the rear bumper of Cox as fans were kept entertained through lapped traffic. Gualda looked to find a way by Cox, but the two-time Mark Forni Classic champ made all the right moves in traffic. With two circuits left DJ Freitas got upside down to bring out the red. He was okay but done for the night. On the green-white-checkered restart Cox got bound up off turn four and it allowed Gualda to tuck right up behind him.

As the pair rounded the final corner the driver of the C&M Motorsports No. 7c gave it one last shot, but Cox beat him to the finish line by 0.110 seconds for the victory. It marked his sixth career Placerville Speedway triumph and came aboard the Cox Family Racing No. 31c machine. Gualda’s strong night also saw him earn the ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award, plus a heat race victory to go along with his runner up in the feature. Becker, Aromas’ Justin Sanders and Mather’s Kalib Henry rounded out the top-five.

Completing the top-10 were Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Penngrove’s Colby Johnson, Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan and Menlo Park’s Jesse Love. Hanford’s Zane Blanchard captured the evening’s B-main, while heat race wins went to Gualda, Becker, Johnson and Cox. As noted, Gualda earned the fast time award by clocking a 10.722 around the quarter-mile.

Last season, 2016 Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stock champion Nick Baldwin raced to one victory on the year. So far in 2019 he is one-for-one after picking up an exciting victory in the 20-lap main event on Saturday. Lonnie Lennard and Dave Silva led the field to green in the feature and the action immediately heated up among the front runners. Four to five cars raced closely together for the top-spot on the well-prepared bullring as Silva led Kevin Jinkerson.

The winning move, however, came after a handful of laps when Baldwin shot from third to first down low in one fell swoop. After that Baldwin had his way out front and went on to take the checkered at the helm of his familiar No. 17 Pure Stock. It marked his seventh career victory at the Placerville Speedway. Jinkerson battled his way around Silva to earn a runner up finish, with Silva, last year’s Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stock titlist Scott Grunert and Mel Byers rounding out the top-five.

Lonnie Lennard, Jesse Bryant, Jason Palmer, Jason Lennard and Stephanie Hanson completed the top-10. Baldwin and Jinkerson captured the two heat races held. A total of 12 Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks competed on opening night.

The Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Tour provided a thrilling 25-lap main event during the evening that saw Jake Morgan continue his winning ways in the division at Placerville Speedway. Morgan jumped into the lead on the start, but things came to a halt on lap two when Matt Stewart got upside down off the second corner. Luckily, he emerged okay but his chance at victory came to an end. Morgan continued to lead the field when racing got back underway but had a hard-charging Shawn Jones coming after him.

Jones, last year’s Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour champion, was rocketing around the high-side of the speedway in exciting fashion trying to snag the lead. The pair proceeded to exchange the top-spot numerous times while battling through heavy lapped traffic. With the laps winding down Morgan found himself out front and ultimately crossed the stripe by just 0.242 seconds for the margin of victory over Jones. Ironically, the two also put on epic show last season with the Hunt Tour at Placerville Speedway in July, which saw them cross the checkered in a photo finish.

For Morgan it marked his fourth consecutive wingless spec sprint victory at the track and came in the Barry Pries Motorsports No. 14 machine. The Fair Oaks driver now ranks second all-time in spec sprint wins at Placerville Speedway to only the legendary Darrell Hanestad. DJ Johnson, Troy Degaton, Alan Miranda, Bryan Grier, Boy Moniz, Scott Chapeta, Angelique Bell and Ryon Siverling completed the top-10. Heat wins went to Morgan, Degaton and Cody Spencer. Billy Aton began the night by setting fast time with a lap of 12.498, topping the 21-car field.

The night’s Mini Truck main event was claimed by Tom Stanwood over Russ Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Thomas Jensen, Aaron Rupley and John LittleJohn. LittleJohn, the defending Mini Truck champion, took command at the start but bicycled and got upside down on lap three. He was okay but his shot at victory was over. LittleJohn won the lone heat race held during the night.

Full results from the night can be viewed at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1641830?fbclid=IwAR2F8TWKwQviJgXCXChO9yFJJQH6LVIxaEh6tzgVh-8mFfauuXDjMi68yV8

The Placerville Speedway will be dark this coming weekend for the two-night Sprint Car Challenge Tour sanctioned Asparagus Cup in Stockton. Racing then returns to the track on Easter weekend with the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, BCRA Midget Lites and Vintage Hard Tops on Saturday April 20th. More info can be found at www.placervillespeedway.com

 

 

Terry McCarl Wires Field in NCRA Sprint Car Season Opener!

Park City, Kansas – April 5, 2019 - The National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing 360-ci sprint car division kicked off their 30th anniversary season on Friday night and it was Altoon, Iowa veteran Terry McCarl taking the victory at 81 Speedway in Park City. The event was a tune-up for the following night’s ninth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout.”

McCarl and two-time and defending 360-ci national champion Sam Hafertepe, Jr. started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature and when the race went green, the caution quickly fell when Seth Bergman stopped at the top of turn three.

The attempted complete restart wasn’t much better as Blake Hahn, Danny Wood and Harli White all spun entering turns one and two.

The third time was a charm and as feature action got underway, McCarl quickly jumped out into the lead while Hafertepe, Dylan Westbrook, Wayne Johnson and Jamie Ball were the top five after the first lap was complete.

McCarl had his Moyle Engine powered Silva chassis tuned to perfection as he opened up a half stretch lead over Hafertepe by lap three. Hafertepe would cut the deficit to six car lengths by the time the front runners approached slower cars on lap ten but couldn’t get any closer the rest of the night.

After the pair of caution flags to start the night’s championship feature, the race went green to checker the whole twenty-five laps with McCarl taking his first-career series 360 victory.

Hafertepe would settle for second while Westbrook brought the Alex Hill Racing #77x home third in his first series appearance. Reigning Tony Stewarts All-Star Circuit of Champions champion Aaron Reutzel started fourteenth and worked his way up to finish fourth while Wayne Johnson rounded out the top five.

The four, ten lap heat races for the twenty-nine car field were won by Hahn, Johnson, McCarl and Covington while John Carney, II and Reutzel were the two, twelve lap “B” feature winners.

The National Championship Racing Association would like to thank the following for their involvement in the ninth annual “PCC/ACS” weekend: Park City Chamber of Commerce and Wichita Burner, Inc based out of Wichita, Kansas

The series would also like to welcome the following partners for the 2019 race season: Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mel Hambelton Ford Racing, Park City Chamber of Commerce, Saldana Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Ultra-Shield Racing Products and Competition Suspension, Inc.

NCRA 360 Sprints

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

April 5, 2019

29 Cars)

1st Heat (10 Laps): 1) Blake Hahn, 2) Joe Wood, Jr., 3) John Carney, II, 4) Danny Wood, 5) Brandon Hanks, 6) Kyle Clark, 7) Don Droud, Jr., 8) Forrest Sutherland

2nd Heat (10 Laps): 1) Wayne Johnson, 2) Seth Bergman, 3) Dylan Westbrook, 4) Jeremy Campbell, 5) Ray Seemann, 6) J.D. Johnson, 7) Kaden Taylor

3rd Heat (10 Laps); 1) Terry McCarl, 2) Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 3) Jamie Ball, 4) Jake Greider, 5) Tucker Doughty, 6) Nick Howard, 7) Eric Matthews

4th Heat (10 Laps): 1) Matt Covington, 2) Harli White, 3) Aaron Reutzel, 4) Danny Jennings, 5) Jeff Stasa, 6) Tyler Knight, 7) Mike Woodruff

1st B Feature (12 Laps): 1) John Carney, II, 2) Don Droud, Jr., 3) Jake Greider, 4) Jeff Stasa, 5) Nick Howard, 6) Ray Seemann, 7) Eric Matthews, 8) Mike Woodruff

2nd B Feature (12 Laps): 1) Aaron Reutzel, 2) Jeremy Campbell, 3) Tucker Doughty, 4) Brandon Hanks, 5) Tyler Knight, 6) Kaden Taylor, 7) Kyle Clark, 8) Forrest Sutherland

A Feature (25 Laps): 1) Terry McCarl (1), 2) Same Hafertepe, Jr. (2), 3) Dylan Westbrook (6), 4) Aaron Reutzel (14), 5) Wayne Johnson (5), 6) Jamie Ball (7), 7) Danny Jennings (12), 8) Joe Wood, Jr. (10), 9) Jeremy Campbell (16), 10) Jake Greider (17), 11) Brandon Hanks (20), 12) Jeff Stasa (19), 13) Harli White (3), 14) John Carney, II (13), 15) Danny Wood (11), 16) Nick Howard (21), 17) Don Droud, Jr. (15), 18) Tucker Doughty (18), 19) Blake Hahn (4), 20) Seth Bergman (9), 21) Tyler Knight (22), 22) Matt Covington (8)

Lap leaders: McCarl 1-25

 

 

Cranston Tops DCRP Season Opener with Money, Sproul, Munoz & Burkhart in Victory Lane as Well

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 6, 2019) – Luke Cranston opened the 2019 season at Dodge City Raceway Park by racing to victory lane in the 25-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car vs. United Rebel Sprint Series feature event atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

While Cranston bested the Sprint Car ranks, other opening night winners included Clay Money in IMCA Modifieds, Dakota Sproul in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks as 108 cars filled the pit area.

In the 25-lap DCRP Sprint Car vs. URSS feature, Ness City native Cranston gridded the feature inside the third row as Brian Herbert and Koby Walters led the way to the green flag but it was fourth-starter Ty Williams battling into the early lead.

Vying for his third DCRP opening night win in the last five years, Williams paced the opening eight rounds before looping it in turn three to hand the lead over to Walters with Cranston on his tailtank.

Walters kept Cranston at bay for ten rounds before Cranston finally found the opening he was looking for in traffic and battled into eh lead on the 19th circuit. Cranston led the rest of the way, taking the checkered flag ahead of Walters with two-time track champion Taylor Velasquez racing to the third-place podium finish.

Herbert crossed the stripe fourth with Jake Martens rounding out the top five. Andy Shouse was sixth with defending track champion Steven Richardson, Jeremy Huish, Jed Werner and Tyler Knight completing the top ten.

The feature event was slowed by one red flag when Jordan Knight went for a hard ride on the fronstretch. Knight walked away from the incident.

Tyler Knight, Williams, Huish and Walters topped heat race action for the 28-car Sprint Car field with Richardson winning the “B” Main.

In the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature, Penokee’s Clay Money battled past Jesse Richter for the point on the seventh round and raced on to his first DCRP win in Modified competition to go along with several previous Sport Modified victories.

Richter spun from contention a half lap after surrendering the lead, leaving Money to fend off defending track champion Nick Link and then Clay Sellard over the final rounds to secure the win.

Money took the checkered flag ahead of Sellard, Link and Jesse Smith while Richter raced back through the field to round out the top five.

Hays racer Dakota Sproul kicked off the 2019 season at DCRP the same he finished off in 2018 by racing to victory lane in the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature.

Sproul chased down early pacesetter Luke Stallbaumer and took command in traffic on the 13th round. Sproul worked traffic to perfection over the closing circuits with Stallbaumer setting for runner-up honors. Reigning track champion Jeff Kaup raced from ninth to third with Mike Lunow and Brian May rounding out the top five.

Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz kicked off his IMCA Stock Car title pursuit by storming to victory lane in the 20-lap feature.

Munoz needed just seven laps to charge from tenth into the lead and paced the field the rest of the way, crossing the stripe ahead of Jason Rogers, early leader Gregg Schell, Mike Petersilie and Chris Oliver.

After topping three of last year’s final six IMCA Hobby Stock features, Hays’ Tathan Burkhart battled into the lead on the fourth lap and led the rest of the way to snare victory honors.

Burkhart held off Brady Bencken over the closing circuits with defending track champion Reagan Sellard, Cody Williams and Duane Wahrman rounding out the top five.

Action resumes at Dodge City Raceway Park next Saturday night, April 13, with the Seventh Annual Modified Stampede that features a $1,000 winner’s share for the IMCA Modifieds along with a full card of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Season Opener

April 6, 2019 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS):

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 11k-Tyler Knight, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 28-Tracey Hill, 6. 72-Ray Seemann, 7. 2J-Zach Blurton.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 911-Ty Williams, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 55b-Brandon Anderson, 5. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 6. 34c-Cale Cozad, 7. 29-Dalton Webb.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 17x-Kade Hagans, 6. 18-Brandon Sprott, 7. 5-Kirby Kyles.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 27-Andy Shouse, 4. 17-Todd Plemons, 5. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 6. 17s-Chad Salem, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

“B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 0-Steven Richardson, 2. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 5. 72-Ray Seemann, 6. 2J-Zach Blurton, 7. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 8. 17x-Kade Hagans, 9. 34c-Cale Cozad, 10. 29-Dalton Webb, 11. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 12. 5-Kirby Kyles, 13. 17s-Chad Salem, 14. 28-Tracey Hill, 15. 49-Kris Moore (DNS), 16. 18-Brandon Sprott (DNS).

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 49x-Luke Cranston, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 4. 97-Brian Herbert, 5. 48-Jake Martens, 6. 27-Andy Shouse, 7. 0-Steven Richardson, 8. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 9. 50-Jed Werner, 10. 11k-Tyler Knight, 11. 55b-Brandon Anderson, 12. 2J-Zach Blurton, 13. 17x-Kade Hagans, 14. 911-Ty Williams, 15. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 16. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 17. 10-Jordan Knight, 18. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 19. 17-Todd Plemons, 20. 72-Ray Seemann.

Lap Leaders: Ty Williams 1-8, Koby Walters 8-18, Luke Cranston 19-25.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 16-Kevin Gray, 2. 7n-William Nusser, 3. 7-Clay Money, 4. 01-Jesse Smith, 5. 22T-Trent Gray, 6. 17-Jake Schneider, 7. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 8. D14-Derrick Dechant.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. 25-Kale Beavers, 3. 2L-Tracy Link, 4. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 5. 06-Chad Taylor, 6. 24c-Brandon Conkwright, 7. A2-Randy Wilson (DNS).

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 8R-Jesse Richter, 2. 1n-Nick Link, 3. 57-Joel Lane, 4. 05-Rick Taylor, 5. 12-Kevin Tabor, 6. 98-Danny Keller, 7. K17-Ryan Keller.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 7-Clay Money, 2. 85c-Clay Sellard, 3. 1n-Nick Link, 4. 01-Jesse Smith, 5. 8R-Jesse Richter, 6. 22T-Trent Gray, 7. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 8. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 9. 25-Kale Beavers, 10. 12-Kevin Tabor, 11. 17-Jake Schneider, 12. 7n-William Nusser, 13. 05-Rick Taylor, 14. 57-Joel Lane, 15. 98-Danny Keller, 16. 16-Kevin Gray, 17. D14-Derrick Dechant, 18. 2L-Tracy Link, 19. 06-Chad Taylor, 20. K17-Ryan Keller, 21. 24c-Brandon Conkwright (DNS), 22. A2-Randy Wilson (DNS).

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 08-Dakota Sproul, 2. 44-Mike Lunow, 3. 6b-Travis Burger, 4. 9jr-Brendyn Nordyke, 5. 18-Kyle Wiens, 6. 2-John Newton, 7. 7p-Lloyd Stover.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 37-Bart Baker, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. 8-Brian May, 4. 56m-Mike Appel, 5. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 6. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. L26-Luke Stallbaumer, 2. 9-Monty Nordyke, 3. 10-Alex Wiens, 4. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 5. 15-Corky Knight, 6. 19-Terry Collins.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 08-Dakota Sproul, 2. L26-Luke Stallbaumer, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 44-Mike Lunow, 5. 8-Brian May, 6. 37-Bart Baker, 7. 6b-Travis Burger, 8. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 9. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 10. 9-Monty Nordyke, 11. 18-Kyle Wiens, 12. 2-John Newton, 13. 10-Alex Wiens, 14. 9jr-Brendyn Nordyke, 15. 15-Corky Knight, 16. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 17. 56m-Mike Appel, 18. 19-Terry Collins, 19. 7p-Lloyd Stover.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 2. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 3. 37-Jason Rogers, 4. 20-Tyler Walker, 5. 3-Chris Oliver, 6. 22-Donald Kaup, 7. 21-Josh Siebert, 8. 10-Dusty Witthuhn.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 2. 2m-Angel Munoz, 3. 6-Trace Ayers, 4. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 5. 89-Gregg Schell, 6. 33-Marlin Hogie, 7. 99-Gerald Walker, 8. 7-Caleb Rhoades.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 2m-Angel Munoz, 2. 37-Jason Rogers, 3. 89-Gregg Schell, 4. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 5. 3-Chris Oliver, 6. 6-Trace Ayers, 7. 20-Tyler Walker, 8. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 9. 33-Marlin Hogie, 10. 99-Gerald Walker, 11. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 12. 22-Donald Kaup, 13. 7-Caleb Rhoades, 14. 54p-Kyle Pfeifer, 15. 21-Josh Siebert (DNS), 16. 10-Dusty Witthuhn (DNS).

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 2. 711-Brady Bencken, 3. D68-Dion Priddy, 4. 55-Jake Huse, 5. 11d-Devon Ghumm, 6. 110-Josh Reese, 7. 5$-Derrick Sprott (DNS), 8. 45p-Ryan Penrod (DNS).

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 77-Cody Williams, 2. 37-B.J. Rogers, 3. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 4. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 5. 15b-Braxton Berry, 6. 19-Brett Copeland, 7. 3-Brian Thomas, 8. 24b-Sheri Berger.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. 1c-Cody Ghumm, 3. 22r-Lyle Russell, 4. 57-Chad Kelley, 5. 81-Skeets Salazar, 6. 7-Tom Reed, 7. 69-Danny Schulte.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 250-Tathan Burkhart, 2. 711-Brady Bencken, 3. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 4. 77-Cody Williams, 5 .17w-Duane Wahrman, 6. 22r-Lyle Russell, 7. 1c-Cody Ghumm, 8. 57-Chad Kelley, 9. 3-Brian Thomas, 10. 24b-Sheri Berger, 11. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 12. D68-Dion Priddy, 13. 81-Skeets Salazar, 14. 55-Jake Huse, 15. 19-Brett Copeland, 16. 7-Danny Schulte, 17. 11d-Devon Ghumm, 18. 37-B.J. Rogers, 19. 15b-Braxton Berry, 20. 5$-Derrick Sprott (DNS), 21. 69-Danny Schulte (DNS), 22. 45p-Ryan Penrod (DNS).

 

 

Conley earns 1st ever Attica 410 win; Drown gets late race passs for late model victory; Peters finally scores 305 win

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - Apparently getting married in the key to getting your first win at Attica Raceway Park. Vienna, West Virginia's Cale Conley and Shelby, Ohio's Kyle Peters both got married since last fall and both scored their first career wins at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speed plant on Saturday, April 6. Conley scored the victory in the 410 sprints while Peters earned his first ever sprint car win in the 305 division. Wooster, Ohio's Doug Drown, though married for awhile, got a late race pass for his 25th career win at Attica in the late model feature on Murphy Tractor & Equipment/UBS Financial Services/Construction Equipment & Supply/Advanced Drainage Systems Night.

All three features came down to the final hand full of laps in front of a huge crowd for the 2019 lid-lifter at Attica. Conley, aboard the Dave Jessup owned Merchant Services Ltd., Brookville Auto Parts backed machine, took the lead of the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprint A-main on lap two, lost it to two time Attica champion Chris Andrews on lap eight and then drove back into the lead on lap 17. The 26-year-old driver nearly gave up the victory with two laps to go when he caught a rut and nearly spun. He was able to hang on for his first Attica victory.

"Right at the start I thought it felt pretty good. That was a wild first few laps and then he (Andrews) passed it and I thought well we aren't doing something right. But I stayed right there with him so I thought I'll just stay with this and he'll hit that rut and make a mistake and he did. This is like a bucket list win. Attica is unreal. I've raced a lot of different types of cars and different people and have been very fortunate but this is one of the toughest by far. And to do it with Dave and Brian (Kemenah) and everybody that's helped and I have my wife and little baby here so this is the most special win I've had," Conley said.

"I have no idea how I saved that with two to go. You just shut your eyes and just step on it and that's what we do for 30 laps. This place is so tough...we had a choice tonight to go to Atomic or here...we missed races here last year and used provisionals. It means so much to get a win here and it's going to be a huge confidence booster going into the All Star races coming up," Conley added.

Drown took the lead from race-long leader Matt Irey with a move exiting turn 4 on lap 22 of the 25 lap A-main for the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, and held off two big challenges by Irey to score his 25th career Attica win.

"I don't know under that yellow (at the halfway point) I didn't keep the tires warm enough because obviously I was really leaning on it getting in. I had to keep the car straight on that stuff and it would really drive up off. Everyone else when they got in the crumbs it was hard to keep your tires under you because they would fill up and just spin. Matt was bad ass all night. Hats off to him. He was hitting those ruts and that allowed me to catch up. Once my tires got a little heat in them this thing really sat down and started digging. I give Matt a lot of credit. He could have very easily drove in there and slid me and stuffed me. But we respect each other and put on a great race for these fans. This is my favorite race track," said Drown beside his ABR Farms/Ely Road Reel Company/89 Homes/Wooster Glass/AccuFoce Shock Service backed #12. "I want to thank all my crew and family and my wife for all their support."

Last year Peters scored four runner-up finishes in 305 sprint action, even losing one on the last lap. Saturday it looked like he might have to settle for another second place run in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature as lapped traffic and nearly getting collected in a crash when a lapped car caught a big rut and got into him. Then throw in challenges by veteran Jamie Miller, who scored 11 wins in 2018 and Peters overcame huge obstacles for his first career victory.

"I got luck. I got held up by a lapped car and Jamie got by me and I was able to cross him over. I never saw him again but thank God. This is awesome. This is the first race as a married man...if I had known this I would have married her a long time ago," Peters said beside his Buckeye Barn Salvage/The Niss Foundation/Hess Industries/Ohio Valley Manufacturing/Bodina/Silverline Custom Services/C.L. Eshelman Excavating & Trucking/Electric Control/Lloyd Rebar/Cooke Transportation/Oiler Trucking/JC Tire/Shelby Home Improvement/Chris Stephens Trucking/Mosier Industries/Tom & Judy/Kilgore & Herring CPAs backed #97.

Shawn Dancer and Conley brought the field to green for the 30 laps 410 sprint feature with Dancer gaining the advantage. Dancer pulled a big wheelie on the second circuit, allowing Conley to take the top spot with Andrews grabbing second a lap later. Andrews quickly pressured Conley, driving to his outside lap after lap. Action ground to a halt on lap six when Caleb Griffith and Max Stambaugh tangled with Griffith taking a nasty looking flip though he was uninjured.

On the restart Andrews again drove to Conley's outside and took the lead on lap eight. A circuit later and Mitch Harble took a wild ride to bring the action to a halt and he too was not injured. When the green flew Andrews and Conley ran nose to tail and pulled away as Travis Philo took third from Dancer. At the half way point Conley had begun to close on Andrews utilizing the extreme low side of the track with Philo, Cap Henry, Dancer and 12th starting Buddy Kofoid in tow.

Conley made the winning move exiting turn four on lap 17, driving under Andrews back into the lead. Conley hit lapped traffic with 10 laps to go and Andrews closed with Philo, Henry, Kofoid and Dancer giving chase. Just when it appeared Conley had the field covered, he caught a rut while battling a lapped car and got completely sideways but was able to gather it back up and hold onto the lead.

Conley drove to the win over Andrews, Kofoid, Philo and Henry.

Devin Shiels and Michael Luberda brought the field to green for the 25-lap late model feature but before a lap could be scored Travis Stemler and Ryan Markham tangled necessitating another start. When the green reappeared Shiels jumped into the lead over Luberda, Irey, Mike Bores and Chad Finley. Irey drove into second on lap two just before the caution flew for a Bob Mayer/Steve Sabo dust up. On the restart Irey drove under Shiels to take the lead with Bores taking third a lap later while Finley had his hands full Drown for fourth.

Irey began to pull away while Shiels fell into the hands of Bores and Drown as that trio put on a show battling for second. With 13 laps scored Irey got into Nate Potts as he attempted to put him a lap down with Potts spinning to a stop. On the ensuing restart Irey maintained his lead but Drown drove into second and quickly closed on the leader. Irey, glued to the bottom, and Drown in the middle of the track ran side by side over the next four laps before the caution flew with eight laps to go for a Ben Mott spin.

On the restart Irey seemed to take control of the race, pulling away slightly from Drown as Shiels, Ryan Missler, Bores and Finley gave chase. But, with four laps to go, Drown found something in that middle line and drove to the outside of Irey to take the lead coming to lap 22. Irey didn't give up and kept his nose under Drown but couldn't get the pass. Drown drove to the close win over Irey, Shiels, Missler and Bores.

Mike Burkin and Brandon Moore paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint A-main with Burkin gaining the upper hand. Peters drove into second on lap two just before the caution flew for a Tad Peck spin. Peters used the restart to drive into the lead over Burkin while Jamie Miller blasted into third. Peters quickly found the back of the pack by lap nine and Miller closed. Lapped traffic really got interesting two circuits later and with 11 laps to go disaster nearly took Peters out when Justin Adams bounced in a rut in turn four and nearly landed on top of the leader.

With eight laps to go Miller was racing to Peters' outside with Paul Weaver now in third and closing. Behind that trio Moore and Shawn Valenti were duking it out for fourth. Peters kept his composure and was able to pull away for the win over Miller, Weaver, Moore and Valenti.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, April 12 for True Alpha Wealth Management Night. It will be the first night for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group for the 410 sprints and the KS Sales & Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales for the 305 sprints and the first night of the Attica/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge.

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

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Construction Equipment and Supply is located on Old Railroad Road outside of Sandusky, Ohio. If you are a contractor, Construction Equipment and Supply has what you need for supplies and rental equipment. Our technical and sales staff are all experts with years of experience in the construction industry. We have four full time mechanics to keep our rental fleet in good repair and provide service work for customer equipment. We have daily deliveries to most of our service area. When you place an order you will have it today or tomorrow. Stop in to Construction Equipment and Supply or call (419) 625-7192 for help with your next construction supply or rental need.

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Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS)of Hilliard, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe and ancillary products, providing a comprehensive list of water management products and superior drainage solutions for use in the construction and infrastructure marketplace. Our innovative pipes, fittings, basins and other products are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including non-residential, residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications. Founded in 1966, ADS operates a global network of approximately 60 manufacturing plants and over 30 distribution centers.

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UBS Investment Bank provides corporate, institutional, and wealth management clients with expert advice, innovative financial solutions, outstanding execution and comprehensive access to the world’s capital markets. It offers investment banking and capital markets, research, equities, foreign exchange, precious metals and tailored fixed income services in rates and credit through its two business units, Corporate Client Solutions and Investor Client Services. The Investment Bank is an active participant in capital markets flow activities, including sales, trading and market-making across a range of securities. Locally, UBS Financial Services is operated by the North Coast Wealth Management Group in Sandusky. Check them out at www.financialservicesinc.ubs.com

About Murphy Tractor – www.murphytractor.com

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc., one of John Deere’s largest North American construction equipment dealer organizations, was founded in 1982. Headquartered in Park City, Kansas, the organization has 28 locations throughout the United States including 10 locations in Ohio. Staffed by over 500 employees, each location has a full complement of equipment and parts inventories, service technicians and field service capabilities.

Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Starting position [*]

Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprints -

Qualifying 1.70X-Spencer Bayston, 12.765; 2.7K-Cale Conley, 12.986; 3.5T-Travis Philo, 13.016; 4.83M-Broc Martin, 13.039; 5.8M-TJ Michael, 13.059; 6.45L-Brian Lay, 13.070; 7.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.088; 8.11-Dale Blaney, 13.105; 9.25M-Chris Andrews, 13.112; 10.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.125; 11.23-Max Stambaugh, 13.134; 12.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.155; 13.19-Mitch Harble, 13.180; 14.71H-Ryan Ruhl, 13.184; 15.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.230; 16.4-Cap Henry, 13.317; 17.49-Shawn Dancer, 13.352; 18.1-Nate Dussel, 13.370; 19.16-DJ Foos, 13.488; 20.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.557; 21.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.595; 22.83-Adam Cruea, 13.673; 23.10S-Jay Steinebach, 13.889; 24.37-Noah Dunlap, 14.127; 25.5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.219; 26.7-Dylan Kingan, 14.304; 27.33-Caleb Griffith, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 2. 4-Cap Henry[6] ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 5. 19-Mitch Harble[1] ; 6. 70X-Spencer Bayston[4] ; 7. 33-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 8. 7-Dylan Kingan[8] ; 9. 37-Noah Dunlap[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 3. 7K-Cale Conley[4] ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[6] ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 6. 23-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 7. 71H-Ryan Ruhl[7] ; 8. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[9] ; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 25M-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 4. 11-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 16-DJ Foos[6] ; 6. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 7. 9-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 8. 83-Adam Cruea[8] ; 9. 10S-Jay Steinebach[9]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 6 to A) 1. 70X-Spencer Bayston[1] ; 2. 23-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 4. 9-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 5. 33-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 6. 71H-Ryan Ruhl[5] ; 7. 83-Adam Cruea[9] ; 8. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[8] ; 9. 10S-Jay Steinebach[12] ; 10. 14W-Chad Wilson[13] ; 11. 7-Dylan Kingan[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 7K-Cale Conley[2] ; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[11] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 5. 4-Cap Henry[9] ; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 7. 83M-Broc Martin[8] ; 8. 70X-Spencer Bayston[15] ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 10. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 11. 11-Dale Blaney[12] ; 12. 71H-Ryan Ruhl[20] ; 13. 1-Nate Dussel[17] ; 14. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 15. 16-DJ Foos[14] ; 16. 9-Jordan Ryan[18] ; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[10] ; 18. 19-Mitch Harble[13] ; 19. 23-Max Stambaugh[16] ; 20. 33-Caleb Griffith[19]

Hard Charger: 11N-Buddy Kofoid +9

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[10] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[3] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 6. 28-Tad Peck[8] ; 7. 25R-Matt Russell[6] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[5] ; 9. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[9] ; 10. 5M-Mike Moore[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 4. 48-Mike Burkin[4] ; 5. 78-Justin Clark[6] ; 6. Z10-Kevin Mingus[7] ; 7. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 8. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8] ; 9. 4*-Tyler Street[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 4. 75-Jerry Dahms[2] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[5] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 8. 3V-Chris Verda[9] ; 9. 19R-Steve Rando[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. Z10-Kevin Mingus[2] ; 2. 28-Tad Peck[1] ; 3. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[11] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[6] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[12] ; 7. 25R-Matt Russell[4] ; 8. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[7] ; 10. 3V-Chris Verda[9] ; 11. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8] ; 12. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[10] ; 13. 5M-Mike Moore[13]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[11] ; 9. 48-Mike Burkin[1] ; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 11. 11G-Luke Griffith[13] ; 12. 4*-Tyler Street[19] ; 13. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 14. 1H-Zeth Sabo[20] ; 15. 8-Bobby Clark[15] ; 16. Z10-Kevin Mingus[16] ; 17. 47-Matt Lucius[12] ; 18. 78-Justin Clark[14] ; 19. 09-Justin Adams[18] ; 20. 28-Tad Peck[17]

Hard Charger: 4*-Tyler Street +7

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 94-Mike Bores[8] ; 2. 42-Chad Finley[7] ; 3. 1W-Michael Luberda[2] ; 4. 92-Justin Chance[9] ; 5. 11-Rachel Carpenter[1] ; 6. 4M-Jamie Miller[3] ; 7. 5Y-Josh Haynes[4] ; 8. 41-Austin Goon[6] ; 9. 44S-Colin Shipley[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[2] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[4] ; 3. 77-Steve Kester[6] ; 4. 71-Dave Hornikel[7] ; 5. 7-Ben Mott[9] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[1] ; 7. 41V-Mike Vanbermark[3] ; 8. 69W-Jeff Warnick[5] ; 9. 28-Kent Brewer[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 12-Doug Drown[3] ; 3. 27S-Eric Spangler[5] ; 4. 1N-Casey Noonan[1] ; 5. 42*-Bob Mayer[4] ; 6. 30-Nate Potts[8] ; 7. 75-Dana Frey[7] ; 8. 25-Ryan Eddleblute[6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 3. 2S-Travis Stemler[8] ; 4. RH21-Gregg Haskell[1] ; 5. 17X-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 6. 53-Hillard Miller[7] ; 7. 67S-Scott Robertson[2] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[4]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 42*-Bob Mayer[2] ; 2. 30-Nate Potts[4] ; 3. 11-Rachel Carpenter[1] ; 4. 25-Ryan Eddleblute[8] ; 5. 44S-Colin Shipley[9] ; 6. 41-Austin Goon[7] ; 7. 75-Dana Frey[6] ; 8. 4M-Jamie Miller[3] ; 9. 5Y-Josh Haynes[5]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 7-Ben Mott[1] ; 2. 16-Steve Sabo[3] ; 3. 28-Kent Brewer[9] ; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 5. 67S-Scott Robertson[6] ; 6. 53-Hillard Miller[4] ; 7. 41V-Mike Vanbermark[5] ; 8. 69W-Jeff Warnick[7] ; 9. 69R-Doug Baird[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 12-Doug Drown[5] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[6] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 4. 50Y-Ryan Missler[10] ; 5. 94-Mike Bores[3] ; 6. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[11] ; 7. 42-Chad Finley[8] ; 8. 27S-Eric Spangler[12] ; 9. 77-Steve Kester[9] ; 10. 1N-Casey Noonan[15] ; 11. 30-Nate Potts[19] ; 12. 92-Justin Chance[13] ; 13. 7-Ben Mott[18] ; 14. 1W-Michael Luberda[2] ; 15. 42*-Bob Mayer[17] ; 16. RH21-Gregg Haskell[16] ; 17. 16-Steve Sabo[20] ; 18. 71-Dave Hornikel[14] ; 19. 2S-Travis Stemler[4] ; 20. 5M-Ryan Markham[7]

Hard Charger: 30-Nate Potts +8

 

 

It’s The Jason and Jason Show Part II at Central Washington State Fair Raceway

4/6/19

Yakima, WA - The opening weekend for the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series is in the books with Jason Solwold making his presence known with two wins to open 2019 at Central Washington State Fair Raceway. It was a repeat victory lane on Saturday night, with Jason Beaulieu winning the Washington Modified Tour Main Event.

Similar to his Friday night win, Solwold had to overcome a little adversity to grab the Summer Thunder Sprint Car Series victory. Logan Forler had passed Solwold in turn three on the 12th lap amongst slower traffic, but a caution flag for Trevor Cook would give Jason the top spot back. Despite two more stuff runs from Forler, Solwold would hold strong to sweep the weekend, with Logan settling for second and Colton Heath taking third. Solwold was the fast qualifier. Heat winners were Heath, Devon Borden and Garen Linder.

Jason Beaulieu made it two for two with the Washington Modified Tour over the weekend. Jason had the lead on lap one when Grey Ferrando spun out and bunched the field up for a restart. On the restart, Collen Winebarger took the top spot from Beaulieu and tried to stretch a lead. Beaulieu never let him get out too far, eventually closing to within a car length. The lead appeared to change on lap 18 when Beaulieu was passing for the lead before a caution came out. Winebarger would try to stretch his advantage on the restart, but Jason had found the fastest line around the Ĺ mile track and passed Winebarger for good on the 20th lap en route to the win. Winebarger and Brad Martin rounded out the podium. Ferrando, Winebarger, Beaulieu and Don Jenner won the heats. Chris Beaulieu won the B Main.

Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Fast Time - Jason Solwold 14.464 Heat 1 - Colton Heath, Jason Solwold, Matt Jensen, Chris Bullock, Chris Ochs, DQ - Breyton Davison (did not scale) Heat 2 - Devon Borden, Cam Smith, Logan Forler, Lance Sargent, Bailey Sucich, Dana Glenn Heat 3 - Garen Linder, JJ Hickle, Trevor Cook, Chris Schmelzle, Michael Bollinger, John Keller Main - Jason Solwold, Forler, Heath, Linder, Borden, Schmelzle, Hickle, Smith, Davison, Sargent, Ochs, Bullock, Jensen, Sucich, Keller, Bollinger, Cook, Glenn Lap Leaders - Solwold 1-30 Hard Charger - Davison +7

Washington Modified Tour Heat 1 - Grey Ferrando, Craig Moore, Morgan Criswell, Adam Holtrop, Chad Groves, Mike Steltz, Derek Campbell, DQ - Matt Jenner (did not scale) Heat 2 - Collen Winebarger, Robert Jenner, Rick Smith, Don Martin, Donald Schott, Tiana Wild, Jeffrey Hudson, Kersey Ferrando Heat 3 - Jason Beaulieu, Brad Martin, BJ Wild, Jeremy Martin, Larry Buchanon, Travis Stevenson, Andy Gashow Heat 4 - Don Jenner, Kyler Moore, Lawrence O’Connor, Kevin Smith, Chris Beaulieu, James Wofford, Sean Fox, Pat Merritt B Main - Chris Beaulieu, Schott, M Jenner, Hudson, Steltz, T Wild, Buchanon, Fox, Wofford, Groves, Gashow, K Ferrando, Stevenson A Main - Jason Beaulieu, Winebarger, B Martin, K Moore, D Jenner, O’Connor, Hudson, G Ferrando, J Martin, Schott, C Beaulieu, M Jenner, Holtrop, R Jenner, C Moore, D Martin, Criswell, B Wild, R Smith, K Smith Lap Leaders - J Beaulieu 1 Winebarger 2-19 J Beaulieu 20-25 Hard Charger - Hudson +13

 


 

RANGI WINS HYDRAULINK WoW THRILLER

With just one more round to go Nelson based Sprintcar racer Connor Rangi has given himself a royal opportunity to claim his first Hydraulink War of the Wings Series crown when he won his second feature race of the season in New Zealand’s biggest domestic Sprintcar Series and has now closed to within 26 points of defending champion Jamie Duff.

Rangi, in the Collision Centre XXX got off to a great start in setting the fastest time in Qualifying on a lightening fast Nelson Speedway, that saw the top five all go under the previous record.

Heat wins went to ‘Slammin Sam O’Callaghan (Freeman Motorsport XXX), Jason Scott (Edge Parts XXX) and Steve Duff (Duff Motorsports XXX).

Rangi dominated the 25lap feature from the green, lapping up to sixth place in the green to chequer dash.

The series decider will be at Cromwell on Good Friday.

Time Trials-Top 5 Connor Rangi 11.5664 (NTR),1: Sam O’Callaghan 11.5758,2: Jamie Duff,11.6300,3: Matt Honeywell, 11.9378,4: Daniel Anderson,11.7142,5:

Heat 1 Sam O'Callaghan,1: Connor Rangi,2: Matt Honeywell,3: Jamie Duff,4: Steve Duff,5: Greg Teece,6: Daniel Anderson,7: Nathan astle,8: Jason Scott,9: Alicia McLauchlan, 10: Mark Evans,11: Paddy North,12: Nigel Colvin,13:

Heat 2 Jason Scott,1: Greg Teece,2: Connor Rangi,3: Alicia McLauchlan,4: Nathan Astle,5: Mark Evans,6: Paddy North,7: Sam O'Callaghan,8: Matt Honeywell,9: Nigel Colvin,10: Daniel anderson,11: Steve Duff, 12: Jamie Duff -DNF

Heat 3 Steve Duff,1: Connor Rangi,2: Nigel Colvin,3: Sam O'Callaghan,4: Paddy North,5: Jamie Duff,6: Alicia McLauchlan,7: Greg Teece,8: Mark Evans,9: Jason Scott,10: Nathan Astle,11: Daniel Anderson,12: Matt Honeywell-DNF note:

Hydraulink War of the Wings Round 8 FEATURE WIN TO CONNOR RANGI Sam O'Callaghan,2: Greg Teece,3: Steve Duff,4: Jamie Duff,5: Jason Scott,6: Alicia McLauchlan,7: Paddy North,8: Matt Honeywell,9: Nigel Colvin,10: Daniel Anderson,11: Mark Evans,12: Nathan Astle , 13

Hydraulink War of the Wings Points after 8 Rounds...One to go!

Jamie Duff,810,1: Connor Rangi,784,2: Sam O'Callaghan,705,3: Matt Honeywell,619,4: Daniel Anderson,595,5: Nathan Astle,509,6: Alicia McLauchlan, 504,7: Caleb Baughan,422,8: Paddy North, 387,9: Luke keegan,372,10:Jason Scott, 365,11: Steve Duff,354,12: Jayden Dodge,338,13: Ray Baughan,314,14: Nigel Colvin, 289,15: Martin Harcourt,257,16: Shaun Ashton,245,17: Mathew Anderson, 212,18: Ross McKinnel,174,19:Greg Teece,98,20: Mark Evans,83,21: Andy Erskine, 63,22: Jason Manson,60,23: Nathan Roberts,58,24: Luke Wederall, 55,25: Jason Smith,40,26=:Daniel McKinnel,40,26=: Mark Evans,38,28: Matthew Leversedge, 30,29: Buddy Kofoid,11,30: Kyle Shearing, 10,31:

 

 

4/5/2019 at 81 Speedway NCRA Sprints

A Feature 1: 1. 4-Terry McCarl, [1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 3. 77X-Dylan Westbrook, [6]; 4. 17A-Aaron Reutzel, [14]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [5]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [7]; 7. 1J-Danny Jennings, [12]; 8. 03-Joe Wood Jr, [10]; 9. 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [16]; 10. 20G-Jake Greider, [17]; 11. 84-Brandon Hanks, [20]; 12. 91-Jeff Stasa, [19]; 13. 17W-Harli White, [3]; 14. J2-John Carney, [13]; 15. 55-Danny Wood, [11]; 16. 37H-Nick Howard, [21]; 17. 1X-Don Droud Jr, [15]; 18. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [18]; 19. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 20. 23-Seth Bergman, [9]; 21. 88-Tyler Knight, [22]; 22. 95-Matt Covington, [8]

B Feature 1: 1. J2-John Carney, [1]; 2. 1X-Don Droud Jr, [7]; 3. 20G-Jake Greider, [3]; 4. 91-Jeff Stasa, [2]; 5. 37H-Nick Howard, [6]; 6. 72-Ray Seemann, [4]; 7. 31M-Eric Matthews, [9]; 8. 17-Mike Woodruff, [8]; 9. 98-J.D. Johnson, [5]

B Feature 2: 1. 17A-Aaron Reutzel, [1]; 2. 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [2]; 3. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [4]; 4. 84-Brandon Hanks, [3]; 5. 88-Tyler Knight, [6]; 6. 6-Kaden Taylor, [7]; 7. 9$-Kyle Clark, [5]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [8]

Heat 1: 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [2]; 2. 03-Joe Wood Jr, [1]; 3. J2-John Carney, [3]; 4. 55-Danny Wood, [6]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks, [5]; 6. 9$-Kyle Clark, [4]; 7. 1X-Don Droud Jr, [7]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [8]

Heat 2: 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [2]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [3]; 3. 77X-Dylan Westbrook, [6]; 4. 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [1]; 5. 72-Ray Seemann, [4]; 6. 98-J.D. Johnson, [5]; 7. 6-Kaden Taylor, [7]

Heat 3: 1. 4-Terry McCarl, [5]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [7]; 3. 5J-Jamie Ball, [6]; 4. 20G-Jake Greider, [1]; 5. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [3]; 6. 37H-Nick Howard, [4]; 7. 31M-Eric Matthews, [2]

Heat 4: 1. 95-Matt Covington, [1]; 2. 17W-Harli White, [5]; 3. 17A-Aaron Reutzel, [3]; 4. 1J-Danny Jennings, [6]; 5. 91-Jeff Stasa, [7]; 6. 88-Tyler Knight, [2]; 7. 17-Mike Woodruff, [4]

 

 

Farrer locks in his first while Caruso locks in his second.

With a flag to flag victory Brenten Farrer in the V34 Frijtek Maxim picked up his first Series win for the season Saturday night at Timmis Speedway, Mildura and while he may have won the night it was SA33 Mark Caruso who was the victor of the all-important Series Championship and in doing so making him another two time champ. Both drivers were ecstatic with their results and you could see the relief on Caruso face as he stepped out of his Pro 4 X 4 Cool after scaling. “He only had to start the A and he had won the Series but we hadn’t announced it at that stage. Mark had worked the points out also but his relief was still evident. 12 rounds, thousands of K’s and lots of pressure all finally done.” Searle said.

Farrer and V77 Brayden Parr lined up on the front row for the A with Farrer getting the start and Parr perusing him in second. SA10 Steven Caruso, SA44 Dan Evans, SA33 Mark Caruso and V29 Michael Tancredi were all just there waiting for either to make a mistake. Tancredi washed up high in middle of 3 and 4 and bought on the reds by rolling after tagging the wall. Unfortunately this was the end of the night and season for Tancredi. The restart allowed Evans to move on Parr and Steven Caruso up into 2nd. Evans and Parr tangled with 2 to go which also ended Parr’s race and forcing a green, white, checker finish to the night. Farrer took this easily with SA10 Steven Caruso home in 2nd, SA33 Mark Caruso 3rd, SA96 Brendan Guerin 4th and SA44 Dan Evans rounding out the top 5.

Young Ben Morris in the SA3 J&J had been running well until his tire blew third race distance and retired to the infield. Another young series up and comer V75 Mitch Smith also had to sit on the infield with mechanical problems. “Both these kids are going to be our next generation and both show talent so it was disappointing for them to finish the night this way.” Searle said.

Mark Caruso looked like he was going to pick up his 6th Oval Express Magazine Quick Time early only to have his brother Steven beat him by .083 of a second. Caruso’s have certainly dominated the Quick Time award for the season.

“So that’s it now, we are done and dusted for the season and what fantastic season it was. Another one creating milestone after milestone. Mark deserved his win this season and after last season’s heartbreak for the entire team it was a great way to finish.” Searle tells us.

Heat wins – Steven Caruso, Brenten Farrer, Brayden Parr, and Ben Morris

A Main results: 1st V34 Brenten Farrer, 2nd SA10 Steven Caruso, 3rd SA33 Mark Caruso, 4th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 5th SA44 Dan Evans, 6th SA37 Tony Moule, 7th V16 James Wren, 8th V4 Phil Lock, 9th SA16 Jack Gartner, 10th SA69 Cody Atkins, 11th V50 Darren Clarke, 12th SA91 Mick Fox, 13th V77 Brayden Parr-DNF, 14th SA3 Ben Morris-DNF, 15th V29 Michael Tancredi-DNF, 16th V75 Mitch Smith.

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –Ben Morris- $100 cash Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – V4 Phil Lock Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Cody Atkins All Star Hot Arse Award – Darren Clarke Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Steven Caruso – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Mike Fox BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – V96 Brendan Guerin

 

Forsberg holds off a hard charging Becker to pocket first Sprint Car Challenge Tour victory

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – March 30, 2019…Nobody has captured more Winged 360 Sprint Car wins in the storied history of Placerville Speedway than Andy Forsberg but going into last night he had yet to win a Sprint Car Challenge Tour event. That all changed in a big way with the Auburn, California driver holding off a fast closing Sean Becker to pick off the $4500 top prize during the season opening “Spring Fever Frenzy” for the third year series.

It was the 59th career Winged 360 Sprint Car triumph for Forsberg at the track and came aboard the familiar Friends and Family Racing/ Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes X1 machine. Also sharing Placerville Speedway victory lane on Saturday night was veteran racer Scott Kinney with the BCRA Midget Lites.

Early in the 35-lap Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards feature it looked as if young Tanner Carrick would walk away with things. The 17-year-old got out front after claiming victory in the High Sierra Industries Dash and looked ultra-impressive running the high-scary side of the quarter-mile. Drivers battled for position behind him as the bullring got a little rough and choppy in various areas but made for entertaining racing throughout.

Carrick’s bid for victory came to an end on lap 14 however, when he got over the edge in turns one and two and spun to a stop. Despite the tough ending the Lincoln driver continues to impress during his appearances at Placerville Speedway. Hanford’s DJ Netto inherited the lead for the restart, but Andy Forsberg made his presence known by executing a bold move down low to sneak by both Netto and San Jose’s Tim Kaeding for the lead. One lap later Netto slowed with a flat right rear tire and shortly after that Kaeding did the same.

The remainder of the race saw all eyes on Roseville’s Sean Becker who charged forward from his 10th starting position. The “Shark” rocketed around the speedway in impressive fashion and made several daring passes, keeping fans on the edge of their seats. When the white flag waved Becker closed on Forsberg and made one final attempt in the last corner, but Forsberg fended him off and crossed the Ron Stahl checkered flag to claim the big victory. Becker came home in second and Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto rounded out the podium.

Mather’s Kalib Henry had a fine run in the feature to finish in fourth, while Fremont’s Shane Golobic completed the top-five. The remainder of the top-10 was comprised of Aromas, CA’s Justin Sanders, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Paradise’ Kyle Hirst, Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson and Hollister’s Ryan Bernal. Gualda earned the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award by carving his way from 22nd to seventh in the feature. Robinson should also be commended for passing the same number of cars to go from 24th to ninth.

Bernal captured the Ti 22 Performance B-main and as mentioned T. Carrick won the High Sierra Industries Dash, which paid $250-to-win. All Star Performance Heat one went to Carrick, A.R.T. Speed Equipment Heat two was won by Tim Kaeding, BR Motorsports Heat three was snagged by Willie Croft and King Racing Products Heat four went to Mitchell Faccinto. Tony Gualda opened the evening by earning the Quick Time Mortgage/ ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award, clocking a blistering fast 10.486 second lap. A total of 32 cars were on hand to open the season for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

A-main finish: 1. X1 Andy Forsberg, 2 88 Sean Becker, 3. 37 Mitchell Faccinto, 4. 63 Kalib Henry, 5. 17w Shane Golobic, 6. 4sa Justin Sanders, 7. 7c Tony Gualda, 8. 94 Kyle Hirst, 9. 55 Ryan Robinson, 10. 22 Ryan Bernal, 11. 2k Kyle Offill, 12. 33t Jimmy Trulli, 13. 88n DJ Netto, 14. 42x Tim Kaeding, 15. 56 Justin Cox, 16. 77 Mike Benson, 17. 38b Blake Carrick, 18. 38 Colby Johnson, 19. 83t Tanner Carrick, 20. 98 Chris Masters, 21. 29 Willie Croft, 22. 9l Cody Lamar, 23. 33 Lucas Ashe, 24. 24 Chase Johnson

The companion BCRA Midget Lite feature was claimed by Scott Kinney and it certainly showcased its fare share of excitement. Kinney battled hard for the lead with son Hunter in what was a thrilling display of midget lite racing. The two went side by side on multiple occasions, but on lap 17 things got a little too close for comfort. It resulted in Hunter getting upside down in turn one. He was okay but done for the night. S. Kinney went on to take the checkered flag over a very fast Terry Bergstrom, Danica Joe Parker, Jeff Griffin and Josef Ferolito.

Full results from the night can be seen at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1638997?fbclid=IwAR1f6jrAJ3ZnXYaF9kImzi5LsCfmQ_Pi2Mb0Yyb08vwnOgFuolXZw2uwTAw The Placerville Speedway will now open the championship point season next Saturday April 6th with Law Enforcement Night. In action will be the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and the Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will head next for the much-anticipated Asparagus Cup on Friday and Saturday April 12th and 13th at the Stockton Dirt Track.

 

 

LADY LUCK SHINES ON ROBERTS IN MOBILE OPENER

From: David Sink

March 30, 2019 – Irvington, AL – It didn’t appear a victory was in the works for ‘Lil Ronnie Roberts Saturday night at Mobile International Speedway during the winged sprint car opening night event. Lady Luck came through and Roberts captured his first-ever winged pavement sprint car feature event driving for veteran car owner Terry Broadus.

Todd Fayard, who started on the outside of row two in the feature, appeared to be the car to beat. After winning his heat in dominating fashion, Fayard took the lead going down the backstretch and appeared as if a victory would be certain in the 25-lap main. Fayard’s car came to a complete stop exiting turn 4 due to engine issues on lap 12. Roberts assumed the lead at that point and held off Shane Morgan by 0.962 seconds to capture the victory followed by Cody Karl, Brandon Blenden, and Blake Carrier rounding out the top 5.

“When he (Fayard) got by me I kinda stayed with him for a little bit and I felt like I kinda reeled him in” explained Roberts in victory lane. “Then he started pulling away, especially around lapped cars. Then I saw him start slowing up. Then he really slowed down, and I thought it just fell in my lap. Then the caution came out late in the race while I was leading. Those last 2 laps felt like 15 or 30 to me. Then the white flag finally came out and I just held it together and got the win”.

1. Ronnie Roberts (32) 2. Shane Morgan (1s) 3. Cody Karl (52) 4. Brandon Blendon (88) 5. Blake Carrier (152) 6. Todd Bliss (121) 7. Todd Fayard (13) 8. Francis Crowder (77)

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2019

DANIEL Harding won the second round of the Maddington Toyota Triple Crown at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

He won the 30-lap feature race from Andrew Priolo and AJ Nash, with the winning margin being 3.091 seconds.

Harding took the win after starting P5 for the main event - on the back of being second overall in the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time session at the start of the night - and then taking a win and a third in the heat races.

It was a good result for the driver of the HRP Specialties #12 after his early-season campaign was marred by a brutal crash on the Motorplex main straight, seeing him out of action for a while.

Harding raced to second early on with Sam Borlini (who started from P1 and was the early leader) and after dropping back to third a couple of laps later, really made his presence felt just over half-race distance, taking the lead and for the most part of the race to the checkers, was unchallenged.

The race was only a lap old when an incident in the first turns claimed Mitchell Wormall, Tom Payet, Kaiden Manders and Shaun Bradford, with only Bradford able to get a restart.

At the same time Liam Dowling pulled to the infield and quickly lept out of the car with what looked a fuel fire.

Nash, who started started from P9, after earlier qualifying third overall and taking a win and an eighth in the heat races, was in front by lap six and was followed by Harding, Borlini and Priolo who had started P13 and had quickly moved up to fourth.

Priolo ran a lot of the race in third place and slid up to second on lap 25.

This was after he struggled in qualifying and took a sixth and a win in the heats.

Priolo only returned from an overseas cruise earlier in the week and was still recovering from a bout of gastro.

On lap nine Harding was pushing hard in pits bend and the car quickly became unsettled, which he later said was caused by breaking the ladder in the car’s rear-end.

By lap 13 Brad Maiolo, who started from P17, had muscled his way into sixth and was looking very racy.

A couple of laps later Maiolo had edged into fourth, edging out Ben Van Ryt, and he was closing on Priolo,

Van Ryt looked like he was going to hold on fifth place, only to pull infield with engine issues with a lap remaining.

Jamie Maiolo, who started P7, dropped to ninth at one stage and then ran seventh for a while before a late surge saw him finish fifth.

Jason Kendrick, who started P6, dropped to 11th early on and after running a lot of laps in eighth place, he crossed the line in sixth.

Jason Pryde was another who moved up a lot of real estate in the main event, started from P16 and taking a solid seventh.

Callum Williamson started P18 and was another big mover, finishing in eighth, ahead of Taylor Milling in ninth after starting P15.

Shaun Bradford rounded out the top 10 after he started 10th.

Borlini held on for 11th from Robert Watson jnr who started from P2, Todd Davis who finished 13th after starting P19, 16-year-old Thomas Callaghan who started P20 and finished 14th on debut and Daniel Hartigan who started P3 and finished 15th.

At the start of the show the Victory 1 Quick Time was set by Bradford with a 13.585 second lap that edged out Harding’s 13.740, Nash’s 13.916, Wormall’s 13.938 and Kendrick’s 13.980.

Heat wins went to Harding, Nash, Priolo and Watson.

The final round of the Maddington Toyota Triple Crown will be held at the Perth Motorplex Grand Final meeting on Saturday, April 13.

Harding is leading the Triple Crown points on 284 from Kendrick on 282, Priolo 276 and Jamie Maiolo 276 each and Williamson 260.

RESULTS

Heat 1: 1st AJ Nash, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Jamie Maiolo 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Jason Pryde, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Todd Davis, 9th Liam Dowling, 10th Robert Watson jnr.

Heat 2: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Mitchell Wormall, 3rd Ben Van Ryt, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Tom Payet, 7th Brad Maiolo, 8th Sam Borlini, 9th Daniel Harding 10th Tom Callaghan.

Heat 3: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Tom Payet, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Kaiden Manders, 5th Daniel Hartigan, 6th Callum Williamson, 7th Taylor Milling, 8th AJ Nash, 9th Jason Pryde, DNF: Liam Dowling.

Heat 4: 1st Robert Watson jnr, 2nd Ben Van Ryt, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Sam Borlini, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th Brad Maiolo, 8th Shaun Bradford, 9th Todd Davis, 10th Tom Callaghan.

Feature: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Andrew Priolo, 3rd AJ Nash, 4th Brad Maiolo, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Callum Williamson, 9th Taylor Milling, 10th Brad Maiolo, 11th Sam Borlini, 12th Robert Watson jnr, 13th Todd Davis, 14th Tom Callaghan, 15th Daniel Hartigan. DNF: Ben Van Ryt, Liam Dowling, Mitchell Wormall, Tom Payet and Kaiden Manders.

Maddington Toyota Triple Crown (after 2 of 3 rounds) top 20: Daniel Harding 284, Jason Kendrick 282, Andrew Priolo 276, Jamie Maiolo 276, Callum Williamson 260, Kaiden Manders 250, Jason Pryde 248, Tom Payet 236, Mitchell Wormall 232, Todd Davis 230, AJ Nash 194, Brad Maiolo 192, James McFadden 150, Kerry Madsen 146, Brooke Tatnell 142, Glen Sutherland 138, Taylor Milling Ben Butcher 132 each, Shaun Bradford 130, Sam Borlini 128.

 

 

Kyle Cummins Spins & Wins "No Way Out 40"

BROWNSTOWN SPEEDWAY - 03/23/2019 - "11th Annual No Way Out 40"

No Way Out 40 - Non Wing Sprints (35 Entries)

HEAT ONE: Carson Short, Isaac Chapple, Braxton Cummings, Dustin Christie, Hunter O'Neal, Dave Gross, Jackson Slone, Michael Koontz, Brady Ottinger

HEAT TWO: Stephen Schnapf, Matt Westfall, Dave Darland, Brandon Mattox, Andrew Prather, Ethan Barrow, Josh Cunningham, Kyle Hathaway, Brian VanMeveren

HEAT THREE: Kyle Cummins, Robert Ballou, Tyler Courtney, Jason McDougal, Jordan Kinser, Joe Stornetta Jr., Colten Cottle, Justin Owen, Brady Short

HEAT FOUR: Aj Hopkins, Chad Boespflug, Dakota Jackson, Logan Hupp, Shane Cottle, Pat Giddens, Mason Day, Harley Burns

B-MAIN ONE: Jordan Kinser, Colten Cottle, Joe Stornetta Jr., Hunter O'Neal, Michael Koontz, Jackson Slone, Brady Ottinger, Dave Gross, Justin Owen, Brady Short-DNS

B-MAIN TWO: Shane Cottle, Andrew Prather, Ethan Barrow, Brian VanMeveren, Mason Day, Josh Cunningham, Kyle Hathaway, Harley Burns, Pat Giddens

FEATURE: Kyle Cummins, Carson Short, Robert Ballou, Tyler Courtney, Jason McDougal, Matt Westfall, Dave Darland, Dakota Jackson, Shane Cottle, Andrew Prather, Colten Cottle, Stephen Schnapf, Aj Hopkins, Chad Boespflug, Dustin Christie, Braxton Cummings, Logan Hupp, Brandon Mattox, Jordan Kinser, Isaac Chapple,

 

 

Jones fights for the win

Driving his own SA63 an elated Ryan Jones won his 3rd Ross Wright Memorial at Murray Bridge Speedway Saturday night for RD 11 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series. “Whether its 3 or 20 they are all just as special to me. I put a lot of pressure on myself and we were lucky enough to get away with it. The Wright family have done so much for me over my racing career and I have to win otherwise nothing else suffices. It’s been 2 Ĺ years since I ran the 360 and I was a little worried about that but the Bridge is home and it worked out.” Jones told us after the Presentations.

Darryl Wright lent Jones his old steel headed 360 to run the show which still proved strong. SA33 Mark Caruso led the early laps of the race before Jones slid him in Turn 3 and 4 but with a couple of yellows thrown in Jones had to work to keep the lead. SA44 Dan Evans, V34 Brenten Farrer and V29 Michael Tancredi were all on the heels of the leaders and fighting for the minors with Evans finally coming home in third, Tancredi 4th and Farrer in 5th.

The night started off well for the Caruso Family with Mark picking up a hat trick with the Oval Express Magazine’s Quick Time Award and making this his 5th for the season. Steven managed to get 2nd quick obviously feeling very comfortable with the 360 in place of his regular 410 engine. SA10 Steven Caruso locked himself into the Pole Shoot Out and started 6 in the A. Moving quickly up into P3 his night was ended when he got tangled up in a yellow and left him on the infield.

Farmer Phil Lock tangled with the concrete fence in Turn 4 and the fence won leaving Locky sitting on the infield without a front end. Young rookie Ben Morris whom has been running both 360 and 410s all season was another to pull infield with an ill handling car. Another Rookie to the Series James Aranyosi washed up to high in T1 mid race and collected the wall and was another to sit out the race on the infield.

“With the threat of rain all around us we got pretty nervous as it was spitting when we rolled out for the A but fortunately nothing eventuated and the light drizzle cleared and we managed to get it in. Unfortunately we had to drop our 4 wide salute to the Wright family but I am sure they would understand. With the SA Wingless Title on also both of us managed to get it done and still be finished before 10 for another fantastic night of racing. ” Searle tells us.

Heat wins – James Aranyosi, Ben Morris, Mark Caruso and Ryan Jones

A Main results: 1st SA63 Ryan Jones, 2nd SA33 Mark Caruso, 3rd SA44 Dan Evans, 4th V29 Michael Tancredi, 5th V34 Brenten Farrer, 6th SA8 Terry Pitt, 7th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 8th SA69 Cody Atkins, 9th V16 James Wren, 10th SA90 Michael Lovegrove, 11th V50 Darren Clarke, 12th VA2 Boyd Harris, 13th SA91 Mike Fox, 14th V56 James Aranyosi-DNF, 15th V4 Phil Lock-DNF, 16th SA95 Jarman Dalitz-DNF, 17th SA10 Steven Caruso-DNF, 18th VA91 Dan Scott, 19th SA98 Cheian Perrett, 20th SA3 Ben Morris- DNF

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –Ben Morris- $100 cash Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – SA69 Cody Atkins Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – James Wren All Star Hot Arse Award –Dan Scott - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Mike Fox BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Michael Tancredi

 

 

Seavey Goes Two-For-Two in Turnpike Competition

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Backing up a dominant performance from the previous night, Logan Seavey doubled down and took a second consecutive Turnpike Challenge victory. Seavey's second Turnpike Challenge POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League victory came again at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Starting inside the second row behind Cannon McIntosh and Jerry Coons, Jr., Seavey fell in behind Jerry Coons at the start of the race. Coons, Jr. looked to have the upper hand early on until coming up on lap traffic in which Ace McCarthy spun and Coons, Jr. took a direct hit, crushing his hopes of a Turnpike Challenge victory.

Benefitting from Coons, Jr.'s misfortune, Seavey took command of the top position and never looked back. Shortly after midway, a strong Tyler Thomas moved into the second position with Christopher Bell in tow. A much different night than last night for Thomas, switching to a backup machine paid dividends to the Oklahoman, as he was able to not only place on the podium, but also fend off Christopher Bell's advances for the second position.

Bell was forced to settle for second as Thomas took second behind Seavey, while Tucker Klaasmeyer improved one position from the previous night to take fourth. Jake Neuman finished fifth.

"Being that tonight was a lot smoother than last night, I didn't have to work so hard to get up front in the feature," commented Logan Seavey. "Once we got up front, this thing was just so good. Another really physical race track, you're out of breath bouncing through the holes. It makes it really fun, gives it a lot of character. I can't thank the KKM team for the opportunity and Toyota and Mobil 1 for backing me. It's always fun when you can race your teammates close like that. I knew I just couldn't make mistakes."

"It feels really good," stated Tyler Thomas. "After last night we didn't feel like we were as strong as we could be. It's uncharacteristic for us run in the back like that so we decided to make a change with the car and pull the backup down and it was obviously the right decision. My dad did a really good job setting it up tonight and this Toyota power plant was really good. Spike Chassis, Advanced Racing Suspensions, Engler Machine and Tool, all these guys help us run up front."

"It was tough," said Christopher Bell. "Obviously the beginning of the night didn't go as planned. The track was really tough. It got pretty rough getting into turn one. It made it interesting. Thank you to the fans for coming out and hopefully we put a good show on tomorrow."

Midgets

Racing Electronics Heat Race Winners: 25 - JERRY COONS JR, 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY, 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL, 91T - TYLER THOMAS, 28 - ACE MCCARTHY, 67K - HOLLEY HOLLAN, 21KS - KARTER SARFF

Speed Sport C-Main Winner: 20G - NOAH GASS

Bell Qualifier Winners: 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH, 71 - JESSE COLWELL, 9 - DAISON PURSLEY, 15 - COLE BODINE

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 28 - ACE MCCARTHY, 5D - ZACH DAUM

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 3. 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL 4. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 5. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 6. 56 - ALEX BRIGHT 7. 9 - DAISON PURSLEY 8. 71 - JESSE COLWELL 9. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 10. 44S - ANDREW FELKER 11. 25 - JERRY COONS JR 12. 5D - ZACH DAUM 13. 15 - COLE BODINE 14. 67K - HOLLEY HOLLAN 15. 52 - BLAKE HAHN 16. 35 - STERLING CLING 17. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 18. 10 - MATT SHERRELL 19. 14X - JODY ROSENBOOM 20. 39BC - ZEB WISE 21. 21H - BRADY BACON 22. 11B - KAYLEE BRYSON 23. 28 - ACE MCCARTHY

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Seavey Dethrones Bell at I-44

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - In what was a fairytale ending for Logan Seavey, the Californian was finally able to hold off Christopher Bell and end a streak that may very well go down in history unmatched. Bell looked to go 10 for 10 in Turnpike Challenge competition, but Seavey had other hopes and took his first career Turnpike Challenge victory with the POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League.

Starting on the pole, Seavey led the field to green at I-44 Riverside Speedway, sharing the front row with eventual third place finisher, Hank Davis. While Bell started deep in the field in 14th, he immediately went to work and was up to fifth by mid-way. As Seavey meticulously worked the track and navigated traffic, Bell continued to push forward.
Earning every inch of real estate he took, Bell battled past Blake Hahn and with six to go and set his sights on Hank Davis for second. As the laps wound down, Bell worked past Davis and set Seavey in his crosshairs. With only a handful of laps remaining, it was up to both drivers to minimize any mistakes in hopes of capturing victory. Coming to the white flag, it looked like Bell might have a shot, but Seavey proved to be too strong.

In as many as the previous two seasons, Seavey has tried to dethrone Bell, most recently in 2018's Turnpike Challenge in which Seavey took runner up both nights. In 2019, at least one night will go home with a driver besides Bell. Hank Davis finished in third after starting outside the front row, while Blake Hahn advanced to fourth. Zeb Wise completed the top five.

"I'm glad he was able to get up there and at least race me, even if it was only for a lap," stated Logan Seavey. "It wouldn't have felt as good if he didn't get second and at least give me a shot for the lead. It's cool to know we beat him straight up. We tried for so long. I have to thank the Chris Bell fan on the backstretch because the harder he cheered, I knew he was getting close and I knew I had to hit my marks on the bottom. It's just so tough to beat this guy and hopefully we can get it done again tomorrow."

"I'm glad we were able to put on a show for the fans," said Christopher Bell. "Obviously I'm disappointed to break the streak, but you can't win them all and to run second to my teammate who has been pushing me around for a couple of these races is good. The racetrack was really hard, very technical and fun to race. Ultimately, just stated too far back."

"It's pretty unreal," commented Hank Davis. "Yes, we got beat, but those are probably the best two to get beat by. I couldn't be more happy, honestly. We've been struggling with motor and brakes this weekend and just kind of tough to get going. If we could get a good restart, we might have been able to hang, but we just got our doors blown off."

Midgets
Racing Electronics Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 91T - TYLER THOMAS, Heat 2: 44S - ANDREW FELKER, Heat 3: F5 - TYE MINOCKO, Heat 4: 17E - BLAKE EDWARDS, Heat 5: 44 - WESLEY SMITH, Heat 6: 25 - JERRY COONS JR, Heat 7: 52 - BLAKE HAHN

Speed Sport C-Main Winner: 84M - ALEX DECAMP

Bell Qualifier Winners: 69K - HOLLEY HOLLAN, 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY, 95 - CHRIS ANDREWS, 32 - TREY MARCHAM

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 9 - DAISON PURSLEY, 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL 3. 42 - HANK DAVIS 4. 52 - BLAKE HAHN 5. 39BC - ZEB WISE 6. 95 - CHRIS ANDREWS 7. 25 - JERRY COONS JR 8. 71 - JESSE COLWELL 9. 21H - BRADY BACON 10. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 11. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 12. 28 - ACE MCARTHY 13. 9 - DAISON PURSLEY 14. 44 - WESLEY SMITH 15. 56 - ALEX BRIGHT 16. 44S - ANDREW FELKER 17. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 18. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 19. 21KS -KARTER SARFF 20. 5D - ZACH DAUM 21. 69K - HOLLEY HOLLAN 22. 11B - KAYLEE BRYSON 23. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH

 

Bell Remains Undefeated in Turnpike Competition

Sapulpa, Oklahoma - Heading into the Sixth Annual Turnpike Challenge featuring POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget League competition, Christopher Bell would have been a safe bet for the victor heading into tonight's race at Creek County Speedway. And that safe money bet would have paid off; Christopher Bell is now nine for nine in Turnpike Competition.

While the opening night of four straight nights of racing presented a challenge, as this was the inaugural visit of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League to Creek County Speedway, Bell proved he is always up for a challenge as he took a dominating heat race win. Ever determined, Bell set his sights on the ultimate prize, another Turnpike Challenge victory.

Starting inside row two, Bell immediately jumped to second and set his sights on race leader and pole sitter, Tanner Carrick. As the duo approached traffic, Bell showed his hand and tossed a slider at Carrick, but Carrick returned. Another circuit later and heading into turn one, both Carrick and Bell went for the same real estate on the bottom and their Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports entries collided, sending Carrick to an abrupt stop.

With Bell inheriting the lead, the race was his to lose. Enduring several yellows and one red flag, Bell held off a determined Zeb Wise and later fended off a late race charge by Logan Seavey. As the laps wound down, Seavey's determination to get past Bell got the best of him, allowing Wise to regain control of the second position. Seavey took third with Tyler Thomas in fourth. Defending POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion Tucker Klaasmeyer rounded out the top five after charging to the front from deep in the field starting in the 23rd position.

"That was a lot of fun," said Christopher Bell. "I felt really bad about me and Carrick getting together getting into turn one. I had no idea he was to the inside of me there, just racing with lap traffic. This track was tough. The ledge got built up really tall so it was very difficult to go up there and run consistent laps. I've just got to say thanks to Keith, Pete, Big Al, Chuckie, and everyone that works on these things. They do a really great job. Obviously, we have really fast racecars to drive, so that makes my job easier."

"I knew Chris was going to be the star of the show and that's who we have to beat," Zeb Wise commented. "Near mid race we were kind of hanging with him and then Seavey got by me. We were able to get Seavey picked back off there at the end but just not enough laps. These Clauson Marshall guys had the Drive2Save Lives Sun Dollar 39BC hooked up tonight. They worked their butt off for me and to stand up here on the podium is pretty special."

"I'm just disappointed," stated Logan Seavey. "I had such a good racecar. I drove up to second and then I just didn't run very good laps. I had a good run on him one time and should have thrown a slider, but didn't. I just kept missing the bottom in one and two and then that was about it for me. These guys brought me such a good racecar and it fires me up since it seems like I'm always racing Christopher for the win in these and we have three more nights to give it a go."

Midgets
Racing Electronics Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71K - TANNER CARRICK, Heat 2: 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL, Heat 3: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY, Heat 4: 8J - JONATHAN BEASON, Heat 5: 21KS - KARTER SARFF, Heat 6: 8 - ALEX SEWELL, Heat 7: 47BC - ANDREW LAYSER

Speed Sport C-Main Winner: 17Z - ZAC MOODY

Bell Qualifier Winners: 32 - TREY MARCHAM, 71K - TANNER CARRICK, 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH, 28 - ACE MCCARTHY

Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 67K - HOLLEY HOLLAN, 21KS - KARTER SARFF

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL 2. 39BC - ZEB WISE 3. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 4. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 5. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 6. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 7. 18 - TONY BRUCE JR 8. 25 - JERRY COONS JR 9. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 10. 47BC - ANDREW LAYSER 11. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 12. 21H - BRADY BACON 13. 5D - ZACH DAUM 14. 52 - BLAKE HAHN 15. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 16. 44S - ANDREW FELKER 17. 67K - HOLLEY HOLLAN 18. 8J - JONATHAN BEASON 19. 28 - ACE MCCARTHY 20. 15 - COLE BODINE 21. 42 - HANK DAVIS 22. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 23. 91 - KEVIN BAYER 24. 44 - WESLEY SMITH

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Chase Johnson Scores POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series Season Opening Win

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Bakersfield, CA )- Friday night at The Dirt Track at Kern County, Chase Johnson grabbed the race lead on the third lap and never looked back as he claimed the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series’ season opening win.

Austin Liggett and Maria Cofer would lead the field to green and it would be the reigning Dirt Series Champion, Cofer grabbing the early lead as Chase Johnson would jump up into second.

While Cofer led the first two laps, Johnson would make his move on the race’s third circuit as he surged into the lead aboard the Morris Motorsports machine. While Johnson led the way and Cofer followed in second, Ligget would find himself in third as Jake Swanson began working his way forward from sixth.

As Johnson continued to lead the way, the best action on the track would take place behind him as Liggett and Cofer would battle for the second spot, with Cofer keeping him at bay.

Swanson would join the battle at the race’s halfway point, and would actually take second for good on the 22nd lap.

Johnson would hang on to grab the win over Swanson, Cofer, Liggett, and Robert Dalby rounding out the Top-5.

With 17 cars on hand for the season opening event, Austin Liggett would pace the field in time trials as he would go on to win his heat race with Corey Elliot, and Maria Cofer also scoring wins.

RESULTS-

A main- 1. Chase Johson, 2. Jake Swanson, 3. Maria Cofer, 4. Austin Liggett, 5. Robert Dalby, 6. Shannon McQueen, 7. Ben Worth, 8. Tery Nichols, 9. Troy Morris, 10. Kyle Beilman, 11. Gage Rucker, 12. CJ Sarna, 13. Robert Carson, 14. Dylan Ito, 15. Corey Elliot, 16. Michael Faccinto, DNS Frankie Guerini

ON TAP: The 2019 POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series will return to action on April 27th at Stockton 99 Speedway.

2019 WINNERS: Chase Johnson (March 15 at Kern County)

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series by clicking over to www.bcraracing.com.

POWRI BCRA LUCAS OIL MIDGET SERIES- Founded in 1939, the Bay Cities Racing Association has a rich and flavorful history of midget racing in the “Golden State” of California. For eight decades, the BCRA has been giving drivers a proving ground and giving fans the thrilling races they crave, be it on the dirt tracks or on the pavement surfaces. In 2019, the series joined forces with POWRi to create the POWRi-BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series.

 

 

ERICK RUDOLPH WINS WILD SYRACUSE THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET WEEKEND FINALE; TYLER BROWN BEST IN CHAMP KARTS, LOUDEN REIMERT COPS SLINGSHOT MAIN; RUDOLPH, RUSZEK AND BETTLER CELEBRATED AS 2019 INDOOR SERIES CHAMPIONS

SYRACUSE, NY March 10, 2019 . . . Erick Rudolph raced to victory Saturday night before a large and enthusiastic crowd in the Indoor Auto Racing Series Three Quarter (TQ} Midget 40-lap feature inside the Syracuse Exposition Center on the New York State Fairgrounds.

“Winning is what we want to do every time we take the green flag,” Rudolph said. “Tonight starting up front was a help but getting through lapped traffic and having good restarts were the keys to winning the race.”

Rudolph held off surprising Mike Bednar in the run to the checkered with Tommy Catalano, Andy Jankowiak and Eddie Strada completing the top five. Bednar passed Catalano for second on the final lap while Jankowiak suffered a flat left rear tire while contending for the lead early in the race. Strada started in the 12th row at the start and picked his way to a fifth place effort.

A spectacular accident at the midway point of the race saw Matt Janisch and Justin Bonsignore slam into the second turn fence while fighting for third place. Janisch flipped wildly while Bonsignore’s car ground to a halt against the concrete. Remarkably, Janisch was able to return to finish ninth; Bonsignore who had been a championship title contender was officially scored 19th.

Tyler Brown won the 20-lap Champ Kart feature over Todd Crenshaw, JJ Pacovich, Ryan Kendall and Brandon Rusczek.

The Slingshot 20-lap main event was claimed by Louden Reimert who fought through heavy lapped traffic to shade Cody Kohler, Danny Buccafusca, Kurt Bettler, and Austin Silfee.

In Saturday afternoon TQ Midget group time trials, Andy Jankowiak set fast time over Erick Rudolph, Scott Kreutter, Briggs Danner, Justin Bonsignore and Tim Buckwalter. Forty-nine drivers made runs against the clock.

The four TQ heats were won by Jankowiak, Rudolph, Kreutter and Anthony Sesely. The two B-Mains were won by Lou Cicconi, Jr. and Marc Johnson.

In Champ Kart preliminary race action, JJ Pacovich, Mike Perry and Dan Marsden were the winners of the heat races and Jake Nelke won the sole B Main.

Slingshot heat races were claimed by Louden Reimert, Danny Buccafusca and Austin Silfee.

The race-within-the-race, the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels 2019 season championships were decided this night. Eight TQ Midget drivers, six Champ Kart competitors and 12 Slingshot hopefuls came into the finale with a mathematical chance to win the coveted titles.

Erick Rudolph won the TQ title, his fourth for himself and car owner Mark Lafler. Andy Jankowiak was second in the final rundown with defending Series champion Justin Bonsignore third and teammates Eddie Strada and Matt Janisch fourth and fifth.

Brandon Rusczek won the Champ Kart title ahead of Ryan Kendall, JJ Pacovich, Tyler Brown and Todd Crenshaw.

Though winless in the Slingshot Indoor Series, Kurt Bettler outpointed Danny Buccafusca, Austin Silfee, Tyler Truex, who had come into the final race leading the points, and Jared Silfee.

The schedule for the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels will be announced in the coming weeks.

TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Mike Bednar, 3. Tommy Catalano, 4. Andy Jankowiak, 5. Eddie Strada, 6. Anthony Sesely, 7. Earl Paules, 8. John Ivy, 9. Matt Janisch, 10. Tim Buckwalter, 11. Jeremy Haudricourt, 12. Timmy Solomito, 13. Briggs Danner, 14. Joey Payne, 15. Ryan Tidman, 16. Shawn Nye, 17. Patrick Emerling, 18. Scott Kreutter, 19. Justin Bonsignore, 20. Jonathan Reid, 21. Marc Johnson, 22. Lou Cicconi, Jr., 23. Anthony Payne, 24. Tim Nye.

Final Series TQ Points (Top Five): 1. Erick Rudolph 450, 2. Andy Jankowiak 380, 3. Justin Bonsignore 371, 4. Eddie Strada 343, 5. Matt Janisch 335.

Champ Feature (20 Laps): 1. Tyler Brown, 2. Todd Crenshaw ,3. JJ Pacovich, 4. Ryan Kendall, 5. Brandon Rusczek, 6. Eric Zeh, 7. Jake Nelke, 8. Mike Perry, 9. Dominic Roselli, 10. Richie Davidowitz 11. Zachary Asklar, 12. Tyler Catalano, 13. John Berger 14. Brianna Page, 15. DJ Doyle, 16. Tyler Tank, 17. Dan Marsden, 18. James Shutts, 19. Taylor Caprara, 20. Gene Gregoric.

Final Series Champ Kart Points (Top Five): 1 Brandon Rusczek 335, 2. Ryan Kendall 310, 3. JJ Pacovich 305, 4. Tyler Brown 275, 5. Todd Crenshaw 271.

Slingshot Feature (20 Laps): 1. Louden Reimert, 2. Cody Kohler, 3. Danny Buccafusca, 4. Kurt Bettler, 5. Austin Silfee, 6. Cody Kline, 7. Tyler Truex, 8. Nick Shaw, 9. Jared Silfee, 10. Matt Mertz, 11. Kevin VanValkenburg, 12. Michael Lapicki, 13. Bryan Preville, 14. Seth Spayd, 15. Brett Putnam, 16. Kyle Herve, 17. Mark Mohr, 18. Don Boonstra, 19. Craig Whitmoyer.

Final Series Slingshot Points (Top Five): 1. Kurt Better 285, 2. Danny Buccafusca 275, 3. Austin Silfee 272, 4. Tyler Truex 256, 5. Jared Silfee 236.

 

 

JUSTIN BONSIGNORE, TJ REED AND AUSTIN SILFEE ARE SYRACUSE INDOOR FRIDAY NIGHT WINNERS; SERIES CONCLUDES TONIGHT; CHAMPIONS TO BE HONORED

SYRACUSE, NY March 9, 2019 . . . Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, Long Island, NY bested Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY Friday night in the 40-lap Three Quarter (TQ) Midget Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels in a titanic fight to the finish between two past Series champions locked in mortal combat.

“You never have to worry about racing with Erick (Rudolph). He’s tough to beat but he races you clean,” Bonsignore said.

The pair swapped the lead six times officially and many more times that during their wheel to wheel battle royal.

Timmy Solomito finished third in his best effort yet in Indoor TQ racing followed by Mike Bednar who was making just his third career start in a TQ indoors and first as a driver for car owner Earl Paules. Andy Jankowiak was fifth after spinning from the top five eleven laps into the race and restarting last.

Rudolph leads Bonsignore by six points heading into Saturday night’s TQ Series finale.

TJ Reed of Carlisle, PA, moved from third to first with one lap left in the 20-lap Champ Kart feature after leader Mike Perry spun after contact from behind from challenger Todd Crenshaw. Race officials penalized Crenshaw, opening the door for Reed to run out the final lap to victory.

Reed not only came from behind to win at the end, he also had to win the Champ Kart B-Main to gain a starting spot into the field.

Brandon Rusczek finished second followed by Eric Zeh, JJ Pacovich and Dan Marsden. Rusczek leads in the Champ Kart point standings by 30 marker over Ryan Kendall heading into Saturday night’s season finale.

The Slingshot 20-lap feature was won by Austin Silfee of Saylorsburg, PA, who made contact with race long leader Craig Whitmoyer following a late race restart. Whitmoyer settled for second with Kurt Bettler, Danny Buccafusca and Kyle Herve trailing.

Kurt Bettler takes an eight point advantage into tomorrow’s Slingshot Series finale.

Fifty-two TQ Midget teams took time Friday afternoon with Justin Bonsignore’s 8.161 clocking besting Mike Bednar (8.226), Andy Jankowiak (8.303), Erick Rudolph (8.323) and Shawn Nye (8.335).

Marc Johnson, Ryan Tidman, Jankowiak, Rudolph, Jeremy Haudricourt and Matt Janisch won the six TQ 10-lap heat qualifiers. B Mains were won by Joey Jarowicz, Jr., Tyler Thompson and Kyle Hutchinson.

Champ Kart heats were won by Pacovich, Crenshaw, and Kendall. Feature winner Reed won the B Main.

Craig Whitmoyer, Austin Silfee and Nick Lapicki were the Slingshot heat winners.

The final night of the inaugural Syracuse Indoor Race Weekend takes place tomorrow, Saturday, March 9, at the New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center. Doors open to the public at 5:30 PM. The pit area will be open to spectators for a Fan Fest celebration from gate opening to 6:30 PM. Racing begins at 7:00 PM, featuring a full program of TQ Midget, Champ Kart and Slingshot racing. At the end of the racing, champions will be crowned in the three Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels classes.

TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Justin Bonsignore, 2.Erick Rudolph, 3. Timmy Solomito, 4. Mike Bednar, 5. Andy Jankowiak, 6. Matt Janisch, 7. Tim Buckwalter, 8. Joey Payne, 9. Eddie Strada, 10. Jeremy Haudricourt, 11. Ryan Tidman, 12. Marc Johnson, 13. Randy Cabral, 14. Pat Bealer, 15. Jonathan Reid, 16. Earl Paules, 17. Brett Conkling, 18. Chad Parks, 19. Anthony Sesely, 20. Steve Kemery, 21. Tyler Thompson, 22. Timmy Catalano, 23. Anthony Payne, 24. Ryan Bartlett, 25. Kyle Hutchinson, 26. Joey Jarwicz, Jr.

Champ Kart Feature (20 Laps): 1.TJ Reed, 2. Brandon Rusczek, 3. Eric Zeh, 4. JJ Pacovich, 5. Dan Marsden, 6. Ryan Kendall, 7. Richie Davidowitz, 8. DJ Doyle, 9. James Stutts, 10. Brianna Page, 11. John Hribko, 12. John Berger, 13. Todd Crenshaw, 14. Tyler Brown, 15. Mike Perry, 16. Nick McGill, 17. Robert Miles, 18. Dominic Roselli, 19. Jake Nelke, 20. Frank Hodge.

Slingshot Feature (20 Laps): 1. Austin Silfee, 2. Craig Whitmoyer, 3. Kurt Bettler, 4. Danny Buccafusca, 5 Kyle Herve, 6. Cody Kline, 7. Mark Mohr, 8. Nick Shaw, 9. Matt Mertz, 10. Mike Lapicki, 11. Brett Putnam, 12. Kevin VanValkenburg, 13. Tyler Truex, 14. Jared Silfee, 15. Louden Reimert, 16. Jimmy Gagne, 17. Brian Preville, 18. Don Boonstra, 19. Seth Spayd, 20. Cody Kohler.

 

 

The Spud lives up to its expectations
Every year spectators are treated to an action packed main event and this year’s RD10 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series was no different with SA81 Luke Dillon finally taking the checkers for the win. Caruso & Dillon lined up on the front row of the 31 lap tribute race with Caruso getting the start. Ely moved quickly up into second with Dillon, Keller & Quinn hot on his tail. Caruso was looking fast and lead the early stages but after a few more laps Dillon was into second just waiting and when lap traffic came into play he swooped Caruso to first place. The race was hard and fast between the top 5, Dillon, Caruso, Ely, Keller, Quinn with Tancredi, Evans & Guerin adding pressure to the pack. Running flag to flag but just as the top 3 were taking the checkered flag Ely went hard into the wall at turn 4. The top 6 – 7 cars put on a brilliant racing changing positions regularly in the fight to win Spuds night. After all the action SA14 Brendan Quinn took out second, SA44 Dan Evans was in third, Brad Keller driving the Gartner Family Racing SA16 fourth and SA33 Mark Caruso rounding out the top 5. Emotion flowed onto the Dias for presentations and the traditional “Spuds Podium P… Up Champagne” as the top 3 took a shower in the bubbly.
“This was one of the best races we have seen this season a spectator told me at the end of the night and we would have to agree with them. What a race it was, I would have just loved to be sitting on the hill watching it” Promoter Searle said.
The heat was oppressive early in the day with temperatures in the low 40s with hot winds but a cool change arrived around time trial time making conditions easier to race under. Credit must be given to the hard working Mount Gambier Committee & track crew on providing a fantastic race track with all the elements they had working against them on the day and on the build-up week with temperatures unusually high.
“It was an awesome night and we are really pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Tyson Perez Memorial has been locked in at Mount Gambier for March 21st 2020, this will be the 8th time the race has been held at the Mount making it truly the home of the Spud Show.” Searle said.
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award taken out by Mark Caruso with a 11.307
Heat wins – Mark Caruso, Luke Dillon, Mitch Smith and Scott Enderl
A Main results: 1st SA81 Luke Dillon, 2nd SA14 Brendan Quinn, 3rd SA44 Dan Evans, 4th SA16 Brad Keller, 5th SA33 Mark Caruso, 6th V29 Michael Tancredi, 7th SA96 Brendan Guerin 8th V16 James Wren, 9th SA32 Ben Gartner 10th SA22 Chad Ely, 11th SA11 Scott Enderl, 12th V6 Eddie Lumbar, 13th V4 Phil Lock, 14th V65 Kane Newcombe, 15th V75 Mitch Smith, 16th V50 Darren Clarke, 17th VA2 Boyd Harris, 18th SA91 Mike Fox -DNF
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –Mitch Smith- $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – James Wren
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – not won
B&B Retaining Walls Best Presented Car – Brendan Guerin
B&B Retaining Walls 10th place – Chad Ely
All Star Hot Arse Award –Mitch Smith - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Boyd Harris
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Brad Keller

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2019

JAMES McFadden and Monte Motorsport are the Krikke Boys champions for 2019 after winning an epic 35-lap feature race at Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night.

McFadden started from P2 for the time-honoured event in front of a massive crowd, taking the win from Kerry Madsen and Krikke Motorsport and Jason Kendrick.

McFadden and Madsen threw everything at each other in the final two laps that went down to the wire with the margin being 0.592 of a second.

It was a good recovery for the W17 driver who was 12th quickest in qualifying and progressed up the starting order thanks to some good times in the Bronze and Silver Dashes.

The race was only a few laps old when Todd Davis spun coming out of turn four, forcing the field to regroup.

Madsen was the early leader from McFadden and polesitter and popular local driver Jamie Maiolo.

On the restart Brodie Minchin pulled infield with power steering issues.

Nine laps into the race and Madsen was into lapped traffic but it came to nothing when Danny Porter spun in turn four, forcing another nose-to-tail restart.

Madsen then powered away from McFadden and Tatnell who was now up into third

On this restart Kendrick was ninth and languishing around the high line in the middle of the pack

With 18 laps remaining Ryan Lancaster spun in turn two, just as Madsen was back in traffic again.

With 11 laps remaining, McFadden asked the question of Madsen and got the answer he was looking for, hitting the front.

As the race came to the dying stages Wormall spun on the back straight, forcing a green-white-checker scenario that saw McFadden and Madsen trade positions but at the same time allow each other enough racing room.

On the restart Kendrick, who was fourth, got by Tatnell to get onto the podium.

Tatnell settled for fourth in the Diamond Bay Motorsport W26 - his third fourth from the past three shows.

Kaiden Manders, who started from P5, was fifth, ahead of Glen Sutherland who came out of P9, Jamie Maiolo, Daniel Harding who started and finished eighth, Ben Butcher who finished ninth after starting from P11 and Andrew Priolo who started 13th and finished in 10th.

David Murcott, driving the W95 for this show, was 11th after starting from P20 in what was a solid recovery after crashing out in a heat race.

Callum Williamson, in only his second weekend back behind the wheel of the W3 out of Geraldton, started 23rd and put in a solid effort to finish 12th.

Tom Payet started from 10th and finished 13th, while American Harli White was 14th after starting 15th.

Other finishers were Lancaster, Wormall, Darren Mewett and Kye Scroop.

Jason Pryde, who started P7, was a non-finisher late in the race, and finished on the infield with Porter, Minchin and Davis.

Brad Maiolo didn’t start the feature race with engine issues, with AJ Nash also being a non-starter.

At the start of the show Madsen was the quickest with a 13.862 second lap, bettering that of Tatnell’s 13.872, Kendrick’s 13.910, Jamie Maiolo’s 14.005 and Pryde’s 14.015.

Heat wins went to Madsen, Tatnell, Kendrick, Butcher, Priolo and McFadden.

The event was also the Grand Final of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

As a result of his podium finish Kendrick has claimed back-to-back championships on 2448 points, a comfortable win in the end over Jamie Maiolo’s 2366 points.

Because he was a non-starter in the feature race, Brad Maiolo dropped from third to fourth overall on 2276 points, with Manders, thanks to a fifth, edging into fourth with 2302 points.

The show was also the first round of the Maddington Toyota Triple Crown, with the next two rounds being on March 30 and April 13.

RESULTS

Qualifying: Kerry Madsen 13.862, Brooke Tatnell 13.872, Jason Kendrick 13.901, Jamie Maiolo 14.005, Jason Pryde 14.015, Daniel Harding 14.024, Kaiden Manders 14.037, Brad Maiolo 14.040, Glen Sutherland 14.043, Tom Payet 14.077, David Murcott 14.082, James McFadden 14.011, AJ Nash 14.168, Danny Porter 14.192, Harli White 14.214, Ben Butcher 14.260, Mitchell Wormall 14.283, Andrew Priolo 14.340, Callum Williamson 14.342, Kye Scroop 14.351, Ryan Lancaster 14.434, Darren Mewett 14.572, Brodie Minchin 14.631, Todd Davis 14.680.

Heat 1: 1st Kerry Madsen, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd James McFadden, 4th Kaiden Manders, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Callum Williamson, 7th AJ Nash. DNF: Todd Davis.

Heat 2: 1st Brooke Tatnell, 2nd David Murcott, 3rd Jason Pryde, 4th Bradley Maiolo, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Danny Porter, 8th Brodie Minchin.

Heat 3: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Glen Sutherland, 4th Tom Payet, 5th Ben Butcher, 6th Darren Mewett, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th Harli White

Heat 4: 1st Ben Butcher, 2nd Ryan Lancaster, 3rd Kaiden Manders, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Danny Porter, 6th Kerry Madsen, 7th Brad Maiolo. DNF: Callum Williamson.

Heat 5: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Tom Payet, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Brooke Tatnell, 5th Glen Sutherland, 6th Daniel Harding. DNF: AJ Nash. DNS: Brodie Minchin.

Heat 6: 1st James McFadden, 2nd Todd Davis, 3rd Harli White, 4th Mitchell Wormall, 5th Jason Pryde, 6th Darren Mewett, 7th Jason Kendrick. DNF: David Murcott.

Midpack Madness: 1st Glen Sutherland, 2nd Tom Payet, 3rd Ben Butcher, 4th Danny Porter, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Harli White. DNF: Brad Maiolo.

Feature: 1st James McFadden, 2nd Kerry Madsen, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Brooke Tatnell, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Glen Sutherland, 7th Jamie Maiolo, 8th Daniel Harding, 9th Ben Butcher, 10th Andrew Priolo, 11th David Murcott, 12th Callum Williamson, 13th Tom Payet, 14th Harli White, 15th Ryan Lancaster, 16th Mitchell Wormall, 17th Darren Mewett, 18th Kye Scroop. DNF: Jason Pryde, Brodie Minchin, Todd Davis. DNS: Brad Maiolo, AJ Nash.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

STEVEN Lines started from P2 and led all the way to win the Grand Final of World Series Sprintcars and claim its championship from Kerry Madsen who was second in the final and also second in the championship - that wrapped up at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Third was Jason Kendrick in what was also the penultimate round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series that will be decided at Bunbury Speedway next Saturday night.

In the WSS championship only a handful of points separated Lines and Madsen, who started from P3, with the result of the 35-lap feature race going to decide who won the championship.

Lines knew he had to be consistent all night if he was a chance to win the championship, and he started off by being second quickest in qualifying before claiming a pair of thirds in his heat races.

He pushed hard in busy lapped traffic and while Madsen had a bit of a look to see if there was a pass to be made on the last lap, Lines crossed the line 0.728 of a second in front.

Madsen was the quickest in qualifying and then took a fifth and a win in the heats and left nothing in the tank in the final, keen to win his maiden WSS championship in his first year with Krikke Motorsport.

Like the night before when he charged from 16th to fifth in the A Main, Kendrick was the big mover on the night - making up some serious ground after smashing in the fence in qualifying and not even recording a time.

He then took an eighth and a seventh in the heats and was forced to start from P10 in the B Main where he finished second - before starting 22nd in the A Main and worked his way through traffic to be on the podium and only 1.354 of a second off Lines in the end.

Local drivers James Inglis and Tom Payet were both out of the contest with 23 laps to go.

Brad Maiolo, who started from P4, was racing in close quarters with the challenging Brooke Tatnell and he spun moments later, forcing the second restart and resuming from the back of the field.

A few laps in and James McFadden, who started on pole, was locked in an entertaining duel with Madsen for second - all while Lines had opened up a comfortable gap at the front.

With 16 laps to go and when they were in deep traffic, Lines got by a couple of lapped cars and McFadden tried to follow through but ran out of racing room when the lapped cars washed up in front of him, flipping the W17 coming out of turn four and ending his night.

On the restart Lines led away from Tatnell who was now in second, Madsen, Kaiden Manders, Rusty Hickman, Jye O’Keeffe and Kendrick.

Hickman won coming out of the first turns with 14 laps remaining, forcing another restart when he spun.

Kendrick slipped into third over Tatnell with eight laps remaining.

Tatnell finished fourth (started P5), Manders was fifth (started P10), Wormall was sixth (from P18 in a very impressive drive), O’Keeffe was seventh (also impressive after starting P16), Daniel Harding was eight (from P13), Jack Lee was ninth (from P12) and rounding out the top 10 was Callum Williamson (from P7).

AJ Nash and his team managed to rebuild the W9 after he hit the fence hard in a heat race and finished 14th.

American Harli White took a win in the B Main and finished 12th in the A Main.

Brad Maiolo, who had to fight back from rear of the field on a restart, made up some solid ground to take 13th.

Heat wins went to Jamie Maiolo, Tom Payet (twice), Glen Sutherland, Ben Ellement and Madsen.

RESULTS

Heat 1: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Jack Lee, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Kerry Madsen, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Brad Maiolo, 8th Jason Kendrick, 9th Ben Van Ryt, 10th Jamie Oldfield, 11th Michael Keen.

Heat 2: 1st Tom Payet, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Steven Lines, 4th James McFadden, 5th Harli White, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Lachlan McHugh, 8th Todd Davis, DNF: Taylor Milling, Ben Ellement.

Heat 3: 1st Glen Sutherland, 2nd Rusty Hickman, 3rd Mitchell Wormall, 4th Jye O’Keeffe, 5th Brooke Tatnell, 6th James Inglis, 7th Kaiden Manders, 8th Danny Porter, 9th Daniel Keen. DNF: AJ Nash.

Heat 4: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Bradley Maiolo, 4th Lachlan McHugh, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Rusty Hickman, 7th Jason Kendrick, 8th Callum Williamson, 9th Michael Keen. DNF: Andrew Priolo. DNS: Taylor Milling.

Heat 5: 1st Tom Payet, 2nd Kaiden Manders, 3rd Steven Lines, 4th James McFadden, 5th AJ Nash, 6th Harli White, 7th Ben Van Ryt, 8th Mitchell Wormall, 9th Jamie Oldfield, 10th Danny Porter.

Heat 6: 1st Kerry Madsen, 2nd Jason Pryde, 3rd Jye O’Keeffe, 4th Brooke Tatnell, 5th James Inglis, 6th Jack Lee, 7th Shaun Bradford, 8th Glen Sutherland, 9th Daniel Keen, 10th Todd Davis.

B Main: 1st Harli White, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd AJ Nash, 4th Glen Sutherland, 5th Daniel Keen, 6th Michael Keen, 7th Danny Porter. DNF: Lachlan McHugh and Jamie Oldfield. DNS: Taylor Milling and Todd Davis.

A Main: 1st Steven Lines, 2nd Kerry Madsen, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Brooke Tatnell, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Jye O’Keeffe, 8th Daniel Harding, 9th Jack Lee, 10th Callum Williamson, 11th Jason Pryde, 12th Harli White, 13th Brad Maiolo, 14th AJ Nash, 15th Jamie Maiolo, 16th Glen Sutherland, 17th Andrew Priolo, 18th Rusty Hickman, 19th Ben Van Ryt, 20th Shaun Bradford. DNF: James McFadden, Ben Ellement, Tom Payet and James Inglis.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019

James McFadden led from start to finish to claim the penultimate round of World Series Sprintcars at the Perth Motorplex on Friday night.

He won the 35-lap feature race from Steven Lines, Kerry Madsen, Brooke Tatnell and Jason Kendrick in what was also round 14 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

McFadden didn’t falter in the main event, taking the win by 2.167 seconds, looking masterful in heavy lapped traffic that saw 21 of the 24 cars complete the journey.

The Monte Motorsport pilot started on pole after claiming the Gold Shootout.

Earlier in the night he was ninth in qualifying that saw Brooke Tatnell set Quick Time in the Diamond Bay Motorsport W26.

In the heat races McFadden was second and fifth.

Lines started from P2 and held that spot for the entire distance, finishing a commanding 10 seconds in front of Madsen.

At the start of the show Lines was 12th in qualifying from the 31 cars that ran against the clock and then he claimed a pair of seconds in his heats.

He then progressed up the order in the Shootouts, winning both the Bronze and Silver rounds, only to be bettered by McFadden in the Gold bout.

Madsen started and finished third after being second quickest at the start of the show.

He took a third and a second in the heats.

Tatnell was in a solid position at the start of the night thanks to his Quick Time and then he gained more points with a sixth and a fifth in the heats.

Kendrick started from P16 and as a result he claimed the Hard Charger award, working his magic in heavy traffic to salvage a good result - after he was uncharacteristically off the mark in qualifying, being 23rd, before he took a win and a third in the heat races.

Kaiden Manders was sixth after starting from P9, and he crossed the line ahead of Ben Ellement who came from P5, Brad Maiolo (from P11), Jack Lee (from P13) and Rusty Hickman who started P8 and rounded out the top 10.

The race only went a handful of laps for AJ Nash who started from the impressive sixth spot, but unfortunately limped to the infield with a flat left rear.

This was just after Kye Scroop hit the fence in the first turn after just four laps were in the book.

Ben Van Ryt was out of the show after just five laps when he rolled the W75 in a similar spot to Scroop’s undoing

Saturday night sees the Grand Final of World Series Sprintcars and the second last round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at the same venue.

The local series will wrap up at the Krikke Boys at Bunbury Speedway next Saturday, March 2.

Jason Kendrick has a commanding lead, on 2276 points, ahead of Jamie Maiolo on 2160, Brad Maiolo 2152, Kaiden Manders 2072 and Kye Scroop 1844.

RESULTS

Qualifying: Brooke Tatnell 13.479, Kerry Madsen 13.511, Rusty Hickman 13.603, AJ Nash 13.622, Daniel Harding 13.644, Ben Van Ryt 13.652, Kaiden Manders 13.678, Brad Maiolo 13.752, James McFadden 13.753, Shaun Bradford 13.917, Ben Ellement 13.934, Steven Lines 13.957, Taylor Milling 13.968, James Inglis 13.979, Mitchell Wormall 14.036, Kye Scroop 14.049, Jack Lee 14.060, Callum Williamson 14.097, Tom Payet 14.131, Danny Porter 14.143, Jamie Oldfield 14.154, Jye O’Keeffe 14.174, Jason Kendrick 14.202, Jason Pryde 14.260, Harli White 14.268, Lachlan McHugh 14.345, Jamie Maiolo 14.372, Andrew Priolo 14.402, Glen Sutherland 14.406, Daniel Keen 14.427, Michael Keen 14.943.

Heat 1: 1st Tom Payet, 2nd Steven Lines, 3rd Jason Pryde, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Brooke Tatnell, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Michael Keen, 9th Andrew Priolo, 10th Harli White, 11th Ben Van Ryt.

Heat 2: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Kerry Madsen, 4th Jack Lee, 5th James Inglis, 6th Daniel Harding, 7th Brad Maiolo, 8th Danny Porter, 9th Glen Sutherland, 10th Lachlan McHugh.

Heat 3: 1st Jamie Oldfield, 2nd James McFadden, 3rd Mitchell Wormall, 4th Jye O’Keeffe, 5th AJ Nash, 6th Rusty Hickman, 7th Jamie Maiolo, 8th Kye Scroop, 9th Shaun Bradford, 10th Daniel Keen.

Heat 4: 1st Jack Lee, 2nd Kerry Madsen, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Mitchell Wormall, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Daniel Harding, 7th Jamie Maiolo, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Andrew Priolo, 10th Danny Porter.

Heat 5: 1st James McFadden, 2nd Tom Payet, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Callum Williamson, 5th Brooke Tatnell, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Harli White, 8th Glen Sutherland, 9th Ben Van Ryt, 10th Jamie Oldfield.

Heat 6: 1st James Inglis, 2nd Steven Lines, 3rd Jason Pryde, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th AJ Nash, 7th Kye O’Keeffe, 8th Rusty Hickman, 9th Lachlan McHugh, 10th Michael Keen.

Bronze Shootout: Steven Lines 13.533, Ben Ellement 13.768, Daniel Harding 14.018, Rusty Hickman 14.134.

Silver Shootout: Steven Lines 13.696, Brooke Tatnell 13.732, Ben Ellement 13.822 and AJ Nash 14.596.

Gold Shootout: James McFadden 13.528, Steven Lines 13.532, Kerry Madsen 13.571 and Brooke Tatnell 13.725.

B Main: 1st Kye Scroop, 2nd Jamie Oldfield, 3rd Glen Sutherland, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Harli White, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Jye O’Keeffe, 8th Danny Porter, 9th Lachlan McHugh, 10th Michael Keen, 11th Daniel Keen.

A Main: 1st James McFadden, 2nd Steven Lines, 3rd Kerry Madsen, 4th Brooke Tatnell, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Kaiden Manders, 7th Ben Ellement, 8th Brad Maiolo, 9th Jack Lee, 10th Rusty Hickman, 11th James Inglis, 12th Mitchell Wormall, 13th Jason Pryde, 14th Tom Payet, 15th Jamie Oldfield, 16th Glen Sutherland, 17th Callum Williamson, 18th Shaun Bradford, 19th Daniel Harding, 20th Taylor Milling, 21st Jamie Maiolo. DNF: Ben Van Ryt, AJ Nash and Kye Scroop.

 

 

Tear Up to Triumph
What a difference a week can make; this time last weekend Mark Caruso’s SA33 Cool car looked very sad and sore after a very heavy impact into the wall at Heartland Raceway. The team made the 9 hour trip back home with a destroyed race car in the back of the transporter planning how much work they would need to complete for the next round the following weekend. All their work paid off and Caruso took out RD 9 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series. Leading it from start to finish Mark was elated when he crossed over the scales to officially claim the victory. A usually quiet Caruso climbed on top of the car and fist pumped the air. “I can’t ask for better, the night was awesome. It couldn’t have worked out better after last weekend’s disappointment. We got a breather with the yellows coming out with 9 laps to go and I thought I should be able to bring this home. I am normally not very good here but tonight it’s brilliant. It’s awesome just awesome” Caruso said at the post race interview.
Following home in second was Michael Tancredi’s V29 with SA81 Luke Dillon hot on his tail. After the restart Dillon was working on his move to pass Tancredi but the opportunity didn’t come and had to be content with3rd place. SA96 Brendan Guerin, SA5 Trigga Gates, SA95 Jarman Dalitz were also fighting for positions with Dalitz coming home in 4th place and Guerin rounding out the top 5. SA5 Gates had a good return to the Series after running selected 410 shows and with the car looking fast took out a heat win and 6th place. Another bonus for him as he also managed to collect the Central Vic Earthworks $200 Lucky draw at the end of the night. Mid pack were SA98 Jones, SA90 Lovegrove, SA44 Evans, and SA42 Hendry also waiting for opportunities that did not arise.
“We had a small but quality field and with no reds at all thru the night we were pleased with the night especially after last weekend’s car damage at Heartland. With very hot temperature through the day the track crew had their work cut out for them and we have to thank them for their efforts.” Promoter Searle said.
Heat wins – Mark Caruso, Trigga Gates, Jamie Hendry and Michael Lovegrove.
A Main results: 1st SA33 Mark Caruso, 2nd V29 Michael Tancredi, 3rd SA81 Luke Dillon, 4th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 5th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 6th SA5 Trigga Gates, 7th SSA90 Michael Lovegrove, 8thSA98 Ryan Jones, 9th SA44 Dan Evans, 10th SA69 Cody Atkins, 11th V16 James Wren, 12th Jack Gartner, 13th V4 Phil Lock, 14th SA42 Jamie Hendry, 15th VA2 Boyd Harris, 16th SA91 Mike Fox.
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –Mike Fox - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Ryan Jones
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw –
All Star Hot Arse Award –Michael Tancredi - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Mike Fox
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Jarman Dalitz
 

McCarl Becomes First Back-to-Back King of the 360s

Late race cautions have a way of sometimes rewriting stories. As Mark Smith maintained a strong lead throughout the bulk of the 40-lap Sprint A-Main, one of those yellows was about the last thing he wanted to see. The caution came on lap 38, which put the defending King of the 360s Terry McCarl right on the tail tank. When the green came out, the duo would lock into a battle that saw McCarl sweep by and claim his fourth Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

“I knew Ronald, I knew his family, his dog, his girlfriend. The year he won, he passed me and Gary Wright to get there. He was wearing the crown in the pits and I was happy for him,” said McCarl. “This race means so much to me.”

With his win, McCarl becomes the only champion to win in back-to-back seasons and has more victories than anyone else in the event.

McCarl was far from pleased when he drew a “6” as his starting position (I thought it was a “9”, he joked in Victory Lane). Now driving for Destiny Motorsports, it seems fitting that the car he drove to the win was carrying the number 4.

Former King of the 360s Jason Sides took the early lead before McCarl snatched it away on the second lap. Smith moved up to second to challenge McCarl, getting by the leader as the field faced lapped traffic. Smith worked masterfully through the lapped cars, a feat he had to do in each of the previous two nights. A lap 7 restart put a lapped car between Smith and McCarl and Smith used that chance to scoot away from contention. McCarl had his hands with the surprising charge of Matt Kurtz who had started ninth but was quickly in the top three. Also on the move was Sam Hafertepe Jr., who grabbed fourth on lap 15. Cory Eliason was back on the move to head back to the top five while Smith was biding his time up front. McCarl regained second on lap 22 and kept it when the second caution appeared on lap 24. Smith would still move out on the restart forcing McCarl into a “catch me if you can” situation. With two laps to go, problems for Mississippi’s Dale Howard brought his car to a halt and the field refiled for the restart. McCarl was determined, swinging by Smith for the lead and the eventual win.

Robby Hoffmann made a return visit to Victory Lane, capturing the Mini Sprint 25-lapper. Hoffmann got by Oklahoma racer Daison Pursley, who claimed his third top five finish of the week at the checkered flag.

Kevin Strife made it back-to-back for the Micro Sprints. The 2018 East Bay Raceway Park track champion had the lead by the third turn and was never caught on his road to the win.

The Saturday action concludes the 43rd annual Winternationals, which began in late January. All in all, Mother Nature proved hospitable with only one show lost to rain over a four-week span.

East Bay Raceway Park will pen its regular season on Saturday, Mar. 2 with five ivisions in competition. Pro Late Models, Gagel’s Modifieds, V-8 Warriors, Gladiators and Wingless Mini-Sprints will occupy the opener.

SPRINTS

A-MAIN – Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Terry McCarl (4), Mark Smith (1), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15H), Cory Eliason (26), Matt Kurtz (92), Tim Shaffer (49x), Todd Gracey (3), Wayne Johnson (2c), Seth Bergman (23), Phil Gressman (7c), Travis Rilat (1R), Dylan Westbrook (47x), Mason Daniel (33M), Josh Baughman (17), Greg Wilson (w20), Danny Martin Jr. (24M), Dale Howard (47H), Cory Turner (13), Danny Sams III (24D), Lucas Wolfe (5W), Jason Sides (7S), Brett Wright (14B), Shawn Dancer (49), Frank Beck (89) – Sams III provisional for highest point racer that did not qualify; Beck received the local racer provisional

B-MAIN: Phil Gressman (7c), Cory Turner (13), Max Stambaugh (51), Thomas Kennedy (21k), Alex Hill (77x), Shawn Murray (22), Joey Schmidt (1S), CJ Jones (10J), Nick Snyder (116), Ricky Peterson (16B), Conner Morrell (28)

B-MAIN: Greg Wilson (w20), Shawn Dancer (49), Davie Franek (28F), Cody Bova (20B), Danny Smith (4), Frank Beck (89), Justin Webster (21), Brant O’Banion (47), Dustin Clark (16c)

B-MAIN: Dylan Westbrook (47x), Josh Baughman (17), Johnny Gilbertson (22G), Ryan Turner (91), Dustin Daggett (85), Taylor Walton (93), Dan Nanticoke (15), Frank Carlsson (20)

 

Smith Dominates 360 Sprint Feature

Mark Smith was on the threshold of victory in the opening race, denied by a last lap pass for a win. Whether that turn of events was motivation or the idea that Smith has a fast race car, whatever the circumstance, Smith was not to be denied as he marched through the field to claim the Friday win.

Smith earned the front row after winning his heat race and wasted little time in moving to the lead. Behind him, Tim Shaffer and Travis Rilat sparred for second, which gave Smith the go-ahead to pull away. Smith was running 14-second laps early on, easily catching lap traffic by lap four. The backmarkers were of little concern, staying glued to the bottom while the leader inherited the middle of the track. About the only hope anyone had would come in the form of a caution….that never came.

The 25-lap main ran without a yellow flag thrown, so there was no stoppage. Smith had a half track lead by lap 14 and, when the checkered flag came, there were only six cars on the lead lap in a race that saw very little attrition.

The points for the two nights will be added together with the top six locked in for the Saturday night main.

Heat races were won by Cody Bova, Phil Gressman, Smith, Rilat, Johnny Gilbertson and Tony Stewart. The B Mains, which sent the last eight racers into the field, were claimed by Ryan Turner, Dylan Westbrook, Danny Martin Jr. and Mason Daniel. C.J. Jones won the Wetherington Tractor Services Non-Qualifiers Race.

Robby Hoffmann jumped into a back-up car to win the 25-lap Mini Sprint main. Hoffmann blew the engine of his primary ride during the heat race, but luckily the team had brought along Dirk Miller’s car #68. That would be the mount Hoffmann would use for the feature, but he was relegated to the tail for the start. In short order, Hoffmann found himself poised behind race leader Luke Thomas and set up his challenge. As Hoffmann closed, a car spun in front of the duo. Thomas was able to squeeze by, but Hoffmann made contact and stopped on the track. It meant a return to the back of the field with only 10 laps remaining, but the story remained the same. Hoffmann started picking off cars and moving through the field until he again lined up second. With just a few laps remaining, Hoffmann was able to motor by and grab the lead on lap 22. A final caution ended the race with 23 complete as time ran out.

The 2018 East Bay Raceway Park Micro Sprint track champion Kevin Strife rolled out for his heat race and a broken chain did not allow him to take the green. When the feature rolled around, Strife was at the back, but only for a little while. He soon moved from 11th to second in few laps, jumping into the lead that would never be relinquished for his first victory of the Winternationals.

The 43rd annual Winternationals will conclude with the King of the 360s event on Saturday. Race time is 7 p.m.

SPRINTS

A MAIN: Mark Smith (M1), Tony Stewart (14), Travis Rilat (1R), Cory Eliason (26), Tim Shaffer (49x), Terry McCarl (4), Davie Franek (28F), Phil Gressman (7c), Wayne Johnson (2c), Seth Bergman (23), Dale Howard (47H), Todd Gracey (3), Dylan Westbrook (47x), Jason Sides (7S), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15H), Johnny Gilbertson (22G), Cody Bova (20B), Mason Daniel (33M), Brett Wright (14B), Dustin Clark (16C) Danny Martin Jr. (24M), Ryan Turner (91), Ryan Harrison (197), Lucas Wolfe (5W)

B MAIN: Ryan Turner (91), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15H), Danny Smith (4), Dustin Daggett (85), Dan Nanticoke (15), Brant O’Banion (47), Terry Gray (10G), Nick Snyder (116), Gregg Jones (7J)

B MAIN: Dylan Westbrook (47x), Todd Gracey (3), Shawn Dancer (49), Ricky Peterson (16B), Cory Turner (13), Greg Wilson (w20)

B MAIN: Danny Martin Jr. (24M), Lucas Wolfe (5W), Danny Sams III (24D), Conner Morrell (28), Frank Beck (89), Joey Schmidt (1S), C.J. Jones (10J)

B MAIN: Mason Daniel (33M), Brett Wright (14B), Josh Baughman (17), Taylor Walton (93), Matt Kurtz (92), Alex Hill (77X), Bobby Tersillo (51), Max Stambaugh (51)

 

 

Eliason Blasts to East Bay Sprint Victory

The final week of the 43rd annual Winternationals got off to a raucous start with a nailbiting finish in the 25-lap 360 Sprint main event. Early race leader Mark Smith appeared to be destined for the opening night win until Cory Eliason changed the conversation.

Smith was clearly dominant throughout the early stages, working masterfully through lapped traffic when the situation arose and it arose often with the torrid pace Smith was maintaining. Smith claimed the lead from the start as Brett Wright slipped up into second place. As Smith closed on lapped traffic, he kept the car down low to make passes while adding to his lead. When a lap 10 caution waved for Wayne Johnson, Smith had a cushion of four lapped cars between himself and Wright. The action was hot within the top five as Terry McCarl moved to the runner-up spot and, one lap later, Tony Stewart jumped to third. McCarl would close to second and provide the next worry for Smith. On a lap 21 restart, the conversation centered on which of the top three would win.

When the green came out, McCarl made his move to gain the lead, but only momentarily. Smith got it back, but a new face was becoming a factor. California racer Cory Eliason moved to the top of the track and found plenty of speed. As Eliason slipped past McCarl, it looked like there would not be enough laps to allow Eliason to catch the leader. Eliason had other thoughts as he stayed in hot pursuit until the final corner, winning the drag race to the finish. Eliason scored the win from the 11th starting spot.

The 24-car field was set with the top 16 in passing points during the heat races locked in. The remaining eight spots were reserved for the top two finishers in each of 4 B Mains.

Sam Hafertepe Jr., Dylan Westbrook, Frank Beck and Jason Sides won B mains. Heats were won by Terry Gray, Josh Baughman, Todd Gracey, Danny Martin, Tony Stewart and Terry McCarl were heat race winners. A field of 52 cars were on hand for the opening night.

Luke Thomas went from worst to first in the 25-lap A Main for Mini Sprints. Thomas was actually scheduled to start on the pole, but ragged start attempts caused track officials to relegate Thomas to the tail. The move may have provided added momentum as it didn’t take long to get Thomas into the top 5. He was trading second with Robbie Smith by mid-race, but the field still had to catch Robby Hoffmann. Thomas proved to be up to the task, hunting down the leader on lap 17 and staying on the bottom to Victory Lane.

Larry Rarer made his first visit to East Bay Raceway Park’s winner’s circle, passing 2018 track champion Kevin Strife in the 20-lap Micro Sprint feature.

Action continues Friday night with a return visit for the three classes. An additional consolation non-qualifiers race for the 360 Sprints will be added to the card on Friday and Saturday, paying $500 to win, courtesy of Wetherington Tractor Services.

360 SPRINTS

Feature: Cory Eliason (26), Mark Smith (1), Terry McCarl (4), Tony Stewart (14), Danny Martin Jr. (24M), Seth Bergman (23), Danny Sams III (24D), Jason Sides (7S), Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15), Brett Wright (14B), Tim Shaffer (49x), Mason Daniel (33M), Todd Gracey(3), Thomas Kennedy (21k), Shawn Dancer (49), Terry Gray (10), Dustin Daggett (85), Dylan Westbrook (47x), Dale Howard (47H), Wayne Johnson (2c), CJ Jones (10J), Josh Baughman (17), Cale Conley (7k), Frank Beck (89)

B MAIN 1 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15H), Thomas Kennedy (21k), Travis Rilat (1R), Shawn Murray (22), Cory Turner (13), Ryan Turner (91), Max Stambaugh (51). DNS – Davie Franek (28F), Johnny Gilbertson (22G)

B MAIN 2 – Dylan Westbrook (47x), Dale Howard (47H), Matt Kurtz (92), Greg Wilson (w20), Nick Snyder (116), Lucas Wolfe (5W), Phil Gressman (7c), Ryan Harrison (197). DNS – Brandon Grubaugh (20), Conner Morrell (28)

B MAIN 3 – Frank Beck (89), Shawn Dancer (49), Dustin Clark (16c), Garrett Green (82), Gregg Jones (7J), Hayden Campbell (5), Taylor Walton (93), Joey Schmidt (1S)

B MAIN 4 – Jason Sides (7S), Cale Conley (7k), Danny Smith (4), Cody Bova (20), Alex Hill (77x), Bobby Tersillo (51), Brant O’Banion (47), Dan Nanticoke (15), Ricky Peteron (16B)

 

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

JASON Kendrick strengthened his chances of claiming back to back championships in the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series when he claimed the round 12 feature race at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Kendrick, who started from P3, won the 30-lap final from James Inglis and Jamie Maiolo with the margin at completion being 2.992 seconds.

With three rounds of the series remaining he is on 2020 points, 18 better than Jamie Maiolo on 2002 and Brad Maiolo on 1968.

Going into this round the margin between Kendrick and Jamie Maiolo was only 12 points.

Ryan Lancaster, who started on pole, led for the first 10 laps before he dropped back a handful of spots and then failed to finish.

Kendrick took the lead on lap 10 and was never challenged for the rest of the journey, capping off a good night that also saw him set the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time and then take a heat race win.

Kaiden Manders, who started from P4, was in a front-running position before coming to an abrupt half in turns 1-2 on lap 10.

Four laps later the field bunched up when Todd Davis spun, forcing a restart.

By midrace distance Kendrick was leading from Inglis and Jamie Maiolo who had moved his way up from ninth.

There was contact between Jason Pryde and Taylor Milling on lap 16, putting them both out for the rest of the show.

By this stage Ben Van Ryt, who started from P7 in his debut 410ci race, was up to fourth and looking strong.

Unfortunately running the fence too hard saw the #75 limp to the infield in the latter stages of the final with a flat right rear tyre.

Ben Ellement, who started from P14, put in a workmanlike effort to finish in fourth and he was followed over the line by Andrew Priolo (from P6), Mitchell Wormall (from P10) and Kye Scroop (from P12).

Shaun Bradford was out on the last lap after tipping the #79 entry in pits bend.

Apart from Kendrick’s heat race win, other heats were won by Manders, Wormall and Scroop.

The next round of the series will be held at Albany Speedway next Saturday night, coinciding with the start of the WA leg for World Series Sprintcars.

Heat 1: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Todd Davis, 8th Ryan Lancaster. DNS: James Inglis.

Heat 2: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Andrew Priolo, 3rd AJ Nash, 4th Ben Van Ryt, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Kye Scroop, 8th Shaun Bradford.

Heat 3: 1st Mitchell Wormall, 2nd Ryan Lancaster, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Ben Van Ryt, 7th Bradley Maiolo, 8th Ben Ellement.

Heat 4: 1st Kye Scroop, 2nd AJ Nash, 3rd Kaiden Manders, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th James Inglis, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Todd Davis, 8th Taylor Milling. DNF: Jason Pryde.

Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd James Inglis, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Ben Ellement, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Kye Scroop. DNF: Shaun Bradford, Ben Van Ryt, Jason Pryde, Taylor Milling, Todd Davis, Ryan Lancaster, Brad Maiolo, Kaiden Manders, Daniel Harding. DNS: AJ Nash.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series championship top 20 points: Jason Kendrick 2020, Jamie Maiolo 2002, Bradley Maiolo 1968, Kaiden Manders 1796, Kye Scroop 1622, Tom Payet 1470, Andrew Priolo 1468, Taylor Milling 1254, Chace Karpenko 1112, Ben Ellement 1062, Jason Pryde 1058, Mitchell Wormall 984, Harli White 974, Jamie Oldfield 862, Shaun Bradford 818, AJ Nash 769, James Inglis 768, Darren Mewett 672, Ryan Lanaster 598, Parker Price-Miller 572.

 

 

And the Champagne flowed
After a thrilling finish Mathew Reed, Michael Tancredi and Jordyn Charge got to stand victorious on the Podium to celebrate the 100th Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series round. Tancredi and Charge swapping for 2nd and 3rd with Tancredi pipping him at the line by .011 of a second.
Battling the heat, track preparations and finally the lights going out teams got to line up for the A much later than preferred but the wait was well worth it. ‘Mr Speed’ Matthew Reed and Brendan Guerin lined up on the front row with young charger Jordyn Charge and Mark Caruso behind them. Just as the race was about to get under way V7 Paul Solomon retired with a flat front tyre. Guerin got the lead at the start and looked strong but spun after half race distance in Turn 4 bringing on the yellows forcing him to try again from the rear. With Reed in the lead Lock had moved up into second and had Mark Caruso fighting him for the position. Tancredi & Charge were working their way from 4 and 5th and with lap traffic coming into play managed to move up into 2nd and 3rd. Reed was being challenged by Tancredi & Charge in the dying stages of the race but laps ran out and Reed took out the win and his name will now go down in the history books as the winner of the 100th Series round.
The night was officially opened with the National Anthem and flag bearers Paul Solomon, Brad Foster, Phil Lock & Matt Reed all carrying Aussie flags as a tribute to them all of whom competed with the series in its first season.
What a race; what a night; it had it all - a nail biting Main, drama, emotion and then a party at the end to celebrate. “I am so proud of everyone and have to thank them all for being a part of our special night. The drivers, the mums and dads and families, the crews, the sponsors, my team, the track officials and everyone that was there to share our night making it extra special for us. It’s all of them that make us the All Star Family that we are.” Mandy Searle told us at the end of the night.
Heat wins – Jordyn Charge, Michael Tancredi, Darren Clarke, and Dan Evans
A Main results: 1st V92 Matt Reed, 2nd V29 Michael Tancredi, 3rd V60 Jordyn Charge, 4th V4 Phil Lock, 5th S44 Dan Evans, 6th V34 Brenten Farrer, 7th S33 Mark Caruso, 8th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 9th VA2 Boyd Harris, 10th V11 Brad Foster, 11th V50 Darren Clarke, 12th Ben Gartner, 13th V16 James Wren, 14th SA91 Mike Fox, 15th SA98 Cheian Perret, 16th V33 Michael Holt-DNF 17th V7VA91 Dan Scott, 18th V75 Mitch Smith, 19th SA11 Scott Enderl, 20th V78 Chris Campbell, V7 Paul Solomon-DNS
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Darren Clarke - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Brendan Guerin
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Jackpot to $400 next round
All Star Hot Arse Award – Brayden Parr- Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Cheian Perrett
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Phil Lock

 

ANDY JANKOWIAK WINS NAPA KNOW HOW WEEKEND GAMBLER’S CLASSIC AT A.C. BOARDWALK HALL; DOUG STEARLY TAKES CHAMP KART WIN AND DANNY BUCCAFUSCA IS TOPS IN SLINGSHOTS

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 26, 2019 . . . Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, NY took the lead from fellow front row starter Anthony Sesely on lap six of Saturday night’s Gambler’s Classic Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels 40-lap Three Quarter Midget feature and held off successive challenges from Ryan Flores and Tim Buckwalter to win.

Buckwalter and Flores swapped second with Flores taking the runner-up spot from Flores for keeps nine laps from the finish. Flores held for third with Justin Bonsignore fourth and Erick Rudolph fifth.

Eddie Strada, early leader Sesely, Matt Janisch, Briggs Danner and Midwesterner Billy Wease completed the top ten.

Jankowiak earned $5,000 for the victory, then promptly donated half his winnings to Mike Tidaback and family. Tidaback suffered serious injuries in this race one year ago and was present at the track.

Doug Stearly raced to the 20-lap win in the Champ Kart co-feature with Cole Neibert, Todd Crenshaw, Mike Perry and Ryan Kendall rounding out the top five.

Danny Buccafusca raced his way to the 20-lap Slingshot victory which represented the tenth Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels win for car owner Randy Smith. Craig Whitmoyer, who had won an Indoor Series so on dirt in December in Trenton, NJ, was second in this one with Tyler Truex, Danny Spellmon and Nick Shaw completing the top five.

Saturday night TQ heat winners were Eddie Strada, Anthony Payne, Ryan Tidman, Anthony Payne, Shawn Nye and John Ivy. B Main winners were Tim Nye, Briggs Danner and Billy Wease. Anthony Sesely won the Dash that set the running order for the top eight in the Classic.

Champ Kart Saturday qualifier winners were Gabbie Olender and Dominic Roselli. Scott Adams and Brett Bieber won Slingshot B Mains.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series concludes its 2018-2019 season in Syracuse, NY at the New York State Expo Center. The inaugural event takes place over the weekend of March 8-9, 2019. Series champions will be crowned at the end of the weekend for TQ Midgets, Champ Karts and Slingshots.

TQ Midget Gambler’s Classic (40 Laps): 1. Andy Jankowiak, 2. Tim Buckwalter, 3. Ryan Flores, 4. Justin Bonsignore, 5. Erick Rudolph, 6. Eddie Strada, 7. Anthony Sesely, 8. Matt Janisch, 9. Briggs Danner, 10. Billy Wease, 11. Anthony Payne, 12. Matthew Roselli, 13. Timmy Catalano, 14. Earl Paules, 15. Randy Cabral, 16. Shawn Nye, 17. Andrew Molleur, 18. Jonathan Reid, 19. Kyle Lick, 20. Tim Nye, 21. Ryan Tidman, 22. John Ivy, 23. Tommy Catalano, 24. Marc Johnson, 25. Lou Cicconi, 26. Tyler Thompson.

Champ Kart Feature (20 Laps): 1. Doug Stearly, 2. Cole Neibert, 3. Todd Crenshaw, 4. Mike Perry, 5. Ryan Kendall, 6. Brandon Rusczek, 7. Dominic Roselli, 8.JJ Pacovich, 9. Jonathan Keister, 10. Joey Bruning, 11. Tyler Brown, 12. Cody Crenshaw, 13. Zachary Asklar, 14. Jake Nelke, 15. Frank Hodge, 16. Ryan Woolsley, 17. John Berger, 18. TJ Reed, 19. Gabbie Olender, 20. Eric Zeh, 21. DJ Doyle, 22. Dalton Rovira, 23. James Shutts, 24. Tyler Catalano.

Slingshot Feature (20 Laps): 1. Danny Buccafusca, 2. Craig Whitmoyer, 3. Tyler Truex, 4. Danny Spellmon, 5. Nick Shaw, 6. Seth Spayd, 7. Kurt Bettler, 8. Daniel Morgiewicz, 9. Alex Lizotte, 10. Austin Silfee, 11. Damon Paul, 12. Damon Paul, 13. Dakota Kessler, 14. Jared Silfee, 15. Neil Rutt III, 16. Scott Adams, 17. Chris Grbac, 18. Dylan Hoch, 19. Cody Kline, 20. Brett Bieber, 21. Alex Tardiff, 22. Cody Kohler, 23. Austin Bellemare, 24. Al Gerhart.

 

 

MATT JANISCH, RYAN FLORES, ANDY JANKOWIAK AND TOMMY CATALANO CLAIM THREE QUARTER MIDGET A-MAIN QUALIFIERS; FAST TIME RUDOLPH CRASHES; GAMBLER’S CLASSIC GOES SATURDAY NIGHT

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 25, 2019 . . . Four popular Three Quarter (TQ) Midget drivers, Matt Janisch, Nazareth, PA, Ryan Flores, Troutman, NC, Andy Jankowiak, Buffalo, NY and Tommy Catalano, Ontario, NY raced to victory Friday night in four 20-lap TQ qualifying races that helped determine the starting order for tonight’s Gamblers Classic, the headline race of NAPA KNOW HOW Weekend inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

The four winners each had their challenges before winning the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels Friday races.

Janisch’s win in the first race came after he survived a tangle with leader Kyle Reinhardt. Joey Bailey ended up second.

“We didn’t run that well and have some speed to find,” Janisch said. “Being locked in for tomorrow is a great advantage.”

Flores emerged from a mid-race half-spin on a track slickened by leakage from a rival’s car that took out contender Jeremy Haudricourt, who, unlike Flores couldn’t save his car. Earl Paules finished second.

Flores alluded to the spin and win. “I got kind of lucky there, we’ll take it,” Flores said. “The track has been challenging, different. But it’s the same for everybody else.”

Jankowiak’s unusually conservative driving in the third heat resulted in victory when he flew by Kyle Lick and John Ivy for the win with Ivy holding for second.

“This is my first press conference, and it’s pretty cool,” Jankowiak said. “I kept changing setups in practice, and they were all good. I’m in a good place right now.”

Catalano and Briggs Danner ran bumper to bumper for half the race before getting together. Catalano half spun and kept going, Danner spun and brought out the yellow flag. Justin Bonsignore was the opportunist, finishing second.

“By not time trialing well we started up front in the heat and that proved to be a break for us,” Catalano said. “We were fighting the track and shot from the hip and it worked.”

A popular win kicked off the Friday night TQ Midget qualifying when Randy Cabral, driving the car formerly driven by victory in Boardwalk Hall by the late Ted Christopher, won the 15-lap Dr. Lowe Non-Qualifiers race.

The race, conceived by Dr. Lowe to reward drivers who had not qualified for either of the two Allentown Indoor races earlier this month, conveyed to Cabral a starting spot in the Gambler’s Classic Saturday.

In Slingshot heat race action, Dan Morgiewicz, Jr., Al Gerhart and Alex Tardiff won the three events. Tom Hennessey and Chris Predmore climbed out of their wrecked Slingshots, with assistance, after slamming into the fence.

Zachary Asklar, DJ Doyle and Tyler Brown won the three Champ Kart heat races.

In Friday afternoon qualifying, 61 TQ Midgets took time with Erick Rudolph setting quickest over Anthony Sesely. Rudolph was 52nd to take time, Sesely tenth to post, a testament to the well prepared and consistent racing surface. Andy Jankowiak, third fastest, was 34th in the time trial order while Justin Bonsignore, fourth on the clock, took to the track 13th in the running order.

Three TQ drivers spun during their laps on the clock, Brian Montieth, Chad Jones and Joey Jarowicz.

Forty-four Slingshot drivers took their shots at the clock and forty-two Champ Kart racers did the same.

Saturday, spectator gates to Boardwalk Hall open at 5:00 PM with Fanfest, a meet-and-greet session for premium ticket holders, on the track preceding the races.

Saturday racing begins at 7:00 PM with TQ Midget Champ Kart and Slingshot qualifying races leading up to a 20-lap Champ Kart main event and a Slingshot feature of the same distance.

The climactic race of the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels NAPA KNOW HOW Weekend is the 17th running of the Gambler’s Classic over a 40-lap distance. Ryan Flores is the defending champion of the race.

Once the checkered flag falls to end the Gambler’s Classic, the Indoor Auto Racing Series moves to upstate New York over the weekend of March 8-9, 2019 for the first running of indoor racing inside the New York State Exposition Center in Syracuse, NY. TQ Midgets, Champ Karts and Slingshots will be featured and Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels champions will be crowned in all three classes.

First TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Matt Janisch, 2. Joey Bailey, 3. Tim Buckwalter 4. Jonathan Reid, 5. Patrick Emerling, 6. Andrew Molleur, 7. Bryan Narducci, 8. Brandon Zavarella, 9. Brian Montieth, 10. Kyle Reinhardt, 11. Dakota Kessler. 12. Matt Smith, 13. Brett Conkling, 14. Derek Robbie, 15. Justin Moensch, 16. Erick Rudolph.

Second TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Ryan Flores, 2. Earl Paules, 3. Timmy Catalano, 4. Louie Horvath, 5. Matthew Roselli, 6. Shawn Nye, 7. Jeremy Haudricourt, 8. Anthony Sesely, 9. Chris deRitis, 10. Jeff Kot 11. Lou Cicconi, 12. Bruce Leote, 13. Andrew Nye, 14. Randy Cabral, 15. Ryan Bartlett.

Third TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Andy Jankowiak, 2. John Ivy, 3. Anthony Payne, 4. Kyle Lick 5. Ryan Tidman, 6. Eddie Strada, 7. Steve Kemery, 8. Billy Wease, 9. Joey Payne, 10. Chad Jones, 11. Jack Conover, 12. Bobby Butler, 13. Matt Farnham, 14. Tim Solomito, 15. Marc Rogers.

Fourth TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): 1. Tommy Catalano, 2. Justin Bonsignore, 3. Tim Nye, 4. Marc Johnson, 5. Jesse Maurer, 6. Pat Bealer, 7. Joey Jarowicz, 8. Keith Rocco, 9. Joe Toth, 10. Ronnie Mullen, 11. Briggs Danner, 12. Kevin VanValkenburg, 13. Rob Schultz, 14. Tyler Thompson, 15. Cole Mullen.

 

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

BRAD Maiolo bounced back to form by winning round 12 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night.

He was in control for the 25-lap final, crossing the line 3.033 seconds ahead of Jason Kendrick and his older brother Jamie Maiolo.

It was the confidence-boosting result the younger of the two LJM Racing drivers needed after being in a strong position in the previous two feature races, only to crash out.

At the last Bunbury meeting Maiolo was leading when he was baulked by a slower car in lapped traffic and he crashed out.

Then in the round 11 meeting at the Perth Motorplex he was fighting for second position when contact between the two LJM Racing cars put them both out of contention.

Brad started from P3 for the final but hit the lead with only a couple of laps in the books and he was never challenged.

Kendrick started from P4 and alternated between third and fourth until mid-race distance, before securing second on lap 17.

Jamie Maiolo started from P5 before claiming third, ahead of Tom Payet, Kaiden Manders, Kye Scroop and American Harli White.

Darren Mewett and Todd Davis, who both started on the front row, were non-finishers.

At the start of the show Kendrick claimed another Victory 1 Performance Quick Time award with a 13.537 second lap, bettering that of Brad Maiolo with a 13.693 and Manders with a 13.701.

Kendrick then won the first heat race of the night from Brad Maiolo and Manders, with Payet claiming the second heat from Jamie Maiolo and White.

The next round of the series will be held at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, February 9.

 

 

A night to remember
In front of a full house USA stars and the All Stars put on a night to remember. People will be talking about the spectacle of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge at Simpson Speedway on Saturday night for a long time. “My phone went crazy late that night and yesterday with messages of congratulation and saying it was the best race people have ever seen. The night had it all – a great car count, a Pole Shoot Out that was worth the price of the admission on its own and then to top it off the A Main was a nail biter.” said an elated Mandy Searle.
Only just flying in from the States in the last day or so both Tim Kaeding and Gio Scelzi had their induction into Heystbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway and passed with flying colours. Introduced in the early part of the day to the thousands of locals (Flies) that came out on the sunny day was an experience for them alone and then the serious part of the night came with racing. Both congratulated the track on putting on a great race track which allowed slide jobs and passing and both indicated their wish to return again.
TK in the Dan Scott owned USA91 Maxim lined up on pole with a past All Star Series Champ Mark Caruso in the SA33 Cool beside him. Kaeding got the start with Brett Millburn’s VA29 following him into one on the inside line. Yellows were bought on after 9 laps with the top 4 of TK, Milburn, Caruso and Farrer holding their own. Bogucki and Scelzi had been working their way up the field after starting 8th and 9th. 3 short laps after the yellow Scelzi was up into 2nd and hot on the tail tank of TK. Lap after lap Scelzi worked on TK looking for the place to pass him but didn’t get the opportunity. Meanwhile Bogucki, Murcott, Farrer, Ely, Quinn were holding their own battle. Caruso had backed up with an ill handling car and after a touch in the main straight bought out the yellows with only 2 laps to go and left Caruso to be dragged infield minus one front end. At the restart TK ran low into 1 and managed to hold off Scelzi who crossed the line in 2nd and Bogucki 3rd. Unfortunately Scelzi went back to the pits without gong the scales for the Top 5 compulsory postrace weigh in. The Indy Race Parts Team was gutted when advised of the youngster’s mistake.
Current leading the Series SA44 Dan Evans had a shocker incurring engine failure in his second heat which ended his night. V6 Eddie Lumbars night was ruined by engine failure at Engine Starts and as a result the team could not continue. The 2nd Indy Race Parts Team of V2 Domain Ramsay was another that had their hands full all night trying to sort out engine gremlins. The Gremlins won and Ramsay’s night was over.
“Again it’s an honour for us to have these yanks run with us. What a buzz for Caruso to line up on the front row with legend Tim Kaeding, and what a thrill for Anthony Foster to start his heat alongside Gio who is a star of the future. They must get such a thrill out of it I know that I do. After a disappointing show last year with rain running the night for us what a way to make a comeback.” Searle said.
Brenten Farrer’s first night back with the All Stars for the season and he picked up the Oval Express Magazines Quick Time Award with a 13.472. Collecting a 12 month subscription of the mag and also won a complete nerf bar set which was sponsored by Melbourne Stainless Fabrication. Not a bad reward for 13 seconds of his day.
Heat wins –Mark Caruso, Brayden Parr, Brett Milburn, Gio Scelzi, Tim Kaeding, and Chris Solomon
A Main results: 1st USA91 Tim Kaeding, 2nd VA27 Scott Bogucki, 3rd SA14 Brendan Quinn, 4th SA96 V34 Brenten Farrer, 5th V70 John Vogels, 6th SA22 Chad Ely, 7th V88 Dave Murcott, 8th V77 Brayden Parr, 9th V44 Tim Van Ginneken, 10th VA29 Brett Milburn, 12th V60 Jordyn Charge, 13th V92 Matt
Reed, 14th V29 Michael Tancredi, 15th V4 Phil Lock, 16th V7 Paul Solomon, 17th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 18th V16 James Wren, 19th SA33 Mark Caruso – DNF, 20th USA71 Gio Scelzi –didn’t scale
B Main : 1st Phil Lock, 2nd Jordyn Charge, 3rd Chris Solomon, 4th James Wren, 5th Paul Solomon, 6th Michael Tancredi, 7th Chris Campbell, 8th Mitch Smith, 9th Brad Foster, 10th Kane Newcombe, 11th BJ Harris, 12th Andrew Thompson, 13th Anthony Foster, 14th Justin Morris, 15th Charles Hunter- DNF, 16th Michael Holt-DNF
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Michael Holt - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Brayden Parr
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Brendan Guerin
All Star Hot Arse Award –Dave Murcott - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Brenten Farrer – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – James

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

JASON Kendrick won his third successive feature race when he claimed round 10 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series on Saturday night.

Kendrick claimed the 30-lap feature race from Taylor Milling and Kye Scroop in what became a race of attrition and where drivers were challenged on a tough track where the fast line for much of it was up on the fence.

Not only did Kendrick claim the win, but he has also shot to the lead in the series after banking double points - courtesy of playing his Joker card on this round.

Each driver could play a Joker card once up until Saturday night - all they had to do was declare it at the start of the show and then roll the dice - hoping they would get a good feature race result and double their points for that round.

Heading into round 10 Kendrick was third in the points, behind Jamie and Brad Maiolo who played their Jokers earlier in the season.

Going against the two-car LJM Racing team in the feature race was contact between the two cars while they were battling for second place, putting them both out with costly DNFs.

The race only lasted the first corner before there was carnage - seeing American Harli White, Kaiden Manders, Tom Payet and Andrew Priolo out.

Jaydee Dack and Matt Iwanow started on the front row and it was Dack who led early from Ben Ellement who started fourth and tucked into second quickly.

After getting closer each lap Ellement had a move on Dack on lap eight and unfortunately for the latter, he then ran too high in pits bend and clouted the fence, ending his run seconds later.

Unfortunately for Ellement his strong run only lasted a couple more laps before he pulled up with engine issues.

Kendrick, who started mid pack, took over the lead on lap 15 and despite a late-race speculator from Brad Maiolo, was in control for the run to the checkers.

Taylor Milling who started from P7, likened himself to Australian speedskating Olympic champion Steven Bradbury by taking second.

It was Milling’s first podium and something he realised was achievable in the latter stages when he realised he could still see the leaders in front of him and then the Maiolos took each other out.

He started from P7 and moved up to P5 in the first couple of laps before dropping back to sixth on two occasions before his late-race move forward.

Scroop took third after starting from the third row and claimed his second podium of the season.

It was a big recovery after spinning out early and resuming from the rear.

After getting up to sixth by lap 15, he dropped a couple of spots and then see-sawed - down as low as eighth before also having a strong finish to the race.

Darren Mewett started from P3 and finished fourth after dropping as low as seventh at one stage.

AJ Nash, in his first race back after a massive crash on Boxing Day, took fifth after starting from P9.

Iwanow was the only other finisher, in sixth.

Round 11 of the series will be held at Bunbury Speedway next Saturday night.

Heat 1: 1st Kye Scroop, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Matthew Iwanow. DNS: Harli White and Tom Payet.

Heat 2: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th AJ Nash, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Jaydee Dack, 7th Darren Mewett.

Heat 3: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Andrew Priolo, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Tom Payet, 6th Darren Mewett. DNS: AJ Nash.

Heat 4: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Harli White, 3rd Kaiden Manders, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Jaydee Dack, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Matthew Iwanow.

Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Taylor Milling, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Darren Mewett, 5th AJ Nash, 6th Matthew Iwanow. DNF: Jamie Maiolo, Brad Maiolo, Ben Ellement, Jaydee Dack, Harli White, Kaiden Manders, Tom Payet and Andrew Priolo.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series top 20 points: Jason Kendrick 1724, Jamie Maiolo 1714, Brad Maiolo 1696, Kaiden Manders 1536, Kye Scroop 1348, Tom Payet 1328, Andrew Priolo 1328, Taylor Milling 1125, Chace Karpenko 1112, Jason Pryde 928, Ben Ellement 920, Jamie Oldfield 862, Mitchell Wormall 846, AJ Nash 694, Harli White 688, Shaun Bradford 684, James Inglis 622, Parker Price-Miller 572, Mark Dobmeier 540, Darren Mewett 538

 

 

King Dan
In front of a packed house Dan Evans in the Chris Evans Transport’s SA44 Maxim won his third A Main in the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Timmis Speedway and in doing so also locked in the West Coast Concrete King of the River mini-series. The youngster had an entourage of family and friends present to support him and their delight was evident when the entire crew came out onto the infield to congratulate him. “It was and epic night and I couldn’t be happier” said Evans.
In what is common over the last few shows Evans and Mark Caruso’s SA33 Cool lined up on the front row of the A again with Caruso getting the start and leading for the first few of laps. Evans got the opportunity and passed Caruso into T4 and held the lead for the remainder of the race. Caruso held a strong second with young charger Jordyn Charge in the V60 in third. This was the second podium for Charge in his second All Star appearance this season. SA96 Brendan Guerin 4th and V92 Matt Reed rounding out the top 5.
Returning from the States where he drives full time now Scott Bogucki drove the Porker’s Transport VA27 Maxim. Unfortunately for the team they had mechanical issues at the start of the night making them miss Time Trials. In doing so that placed them to the rear of the heats and missing valuable points also made their start in the A at the back of the bus. Bogucki managed to race his way up to 7th before being involved in a yellow and sitting the remainder of the race on the infield. Regular All Star SA95 Jarman Dalitz was another to encounter mechanical issues forcing him to miss both his heats. With an extended crew of helpers they managed to repair the damage before the A allowing Jarman the opportunity to run. Starting out of P15 in the A Dalitz worked his way up to 8th position.
Plugga, Ben & the entire Timmis Speedway Club must again be congratulated on providing an excellent race track after the extreme heat and wind they endured the week before. Fortunately the weather changed on Saturday to a balmy 28 degrees allowing for more comfortable racing conditions.
Heat wins – Dan Evans, James Wren, Jordyn Charge and Mark Caruso
A Main results: 1st SA44 Dan Evans, 2nd SA33 Mark Caruso, 3rd V60 Jordyn Charge, 4th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 5th V92 Matt Reed, 6th V4 Phil Lock, 7th V16 James Wren, 8th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 9th V29 Michael Tancredi, 10th V75 Mitch Smith, 12th SA91 Michael Fox, 13th VA27 Scott Bogucki - DNF, 14th VA2 Boyd Harris-DNF, 15th V53 Andrew Thompson=DNF, 16th VA44 Craig Pfeiffer-DNF, 17th V71 Colin Brooks-DNF
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Andrew Thompson - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Jarman Dalitz
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Jackpot to $400 next round
All Star Hot Arse Award –Matt Reed - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Brendan Guerin – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Michael Fox
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Brendan Guerin

 

RYAN FLORES RACES TO INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET FEATURE VICTORY; SLINGSHOT CO-FEATURE WIN EARNED BY JARED SILFEE

INDOOR RACING ACTION HEADS TO ATLANTIC CITY JANUARY 25-26

ALLENTOWN, PA (Sat.) – Ryan Flores of Troutman, NC, raced to the 40-lap TQ Midget feature race victory Saturday night inside Allentown, PA’s PPL Center. Flores took the lead from Kyle Reinhardt on the tenth lap of the Ironton Telephone Presented by BELFOR headliner and raced to the exciting win ahead of Scott Kreutter, Eddie Strada, Erick Rudolph and Earl Paules, who started the race from 23rd starting position.

Flores was accompanied by his wife and 17 month old daughter to post race celebrations.

“Jimmy Blewett, who has worked on my car for years, made a bunch of changes on the car between Friday and Saturday and it paid off,” Flores said.

Andy Jankowiak came back from an overnight motor change and a mid-race penalty to finish sixth with Ryan Tidman, Tyler Thompson, like Jankowiak rebounding from a penalty, early race leader Reinhardt, and Justin Bonsignore who finished tenth.

In the companion 20-lap Slingshot main event, Jared Silfee took the lead three laps into the feature after disposing of front row starters Matt Mertz and Michael Lapicki. He then withstood Mertz’ and Lapicki’s follow-up challenges to win. Brett Bieber and Dylan Koch completed the top five.

Kyle Herve, Tyler Truex, Seth Spayd, Kurt Bettler and Matt Dealaman completed the top ten in the Slingshot headliner.

Four TQ Midget heat races that helped set the field for the headliner were won by Flores, Matt Janisch, who had won the Friday night PPL Center race, Kreutter and Joey Payne. Last Chance TQ B-Mains were won by Matt Roselli and Anthony Sesely.

Slingshot prelims went to Mertz, Lapicki and Silfee with the B Main by Anthony Raisner.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series Presented By VP Race Fuels scene now shifts to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ for the running of NAPA Auto Racing Weekend on January 25 and 26, 2019.

TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Ryan Flores, 2. Scott Kreutter, 3. Eddie Strada, 4. Erick Rudolph, 5. Earl Paules, 6. Andy Jankowiak, 7. Ryan Tidman, 8. Tyler Thompson, 9. Kyle Reinhardt, 10. Justin Bonsignore, 11. Matt Roselli 12. Tim Buckwalter, 13. Lou Cicconi, 14. Briggs Danner, 15. Jonathan Reid, 16. Chad Jones, 17. Anthony Sesely, 18. Timmy Catalano, 19. Andrew Molleur, 20. Matt Janisch, 21. Tommy Catalano, 22. Joey Payne, 23. Andrew Nye, 24. Anthony Payne.

Slingshot Feature (20 Laps): 1. Jared Silfee, 2. Matthew Mertz, 3. Michael Lapicki, 4. Brett Bieber, 5. Dylan Hoch, 6. Kyle Herve, 7. Tyler Truex, 8. Seth Spayd, 9. Kurt Bettler, 10. Matt Dealaman, 11. Austin Silfee, 12. Neil Rutt III 13. Dakota Kessler, 14. Brett Putnam, 15. Billy Both, 16. Bryan Oshee, 17. Cody Kline, 18. Anthony Raisner, 19. Cody Kohler, 20. Paul Hartwig, Jr.

 

 

2018-2019 INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

MATT JANISCH WINS FIRST CAREER INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES FEATURE WITH IRONTON TELEPHONE THREE QUARTER (TQ) MIDGET RACE WIN FRIDAY NIGHT AT ALLENTOWN, PA PPL CENTER; BRANDON RUSCZEK NAILS CHAMP KART WIN

ALLENTOWN, PA January 4, 2019 . . . Matt Janisch, an accomplished multi-time Three Quarter Midget Outdoor champion and a perennial contender for Indoor top laurels, raced to a popular win Friday night inside PPL Center.

Janisch, of Nazareth, PA, grabbed the lead on lap 24 with a bold inside move that carried him under Tyler Thompson, who led the first 23 circuits. Janisch drove a car owned by Roger Mahan Motorsports that was built on a Lafler chassis.

Once in front, Janisch had to weather numerous restarts and some lapped traffic issues to preserve the win. Erick Rudolph ended up second after besting Ryan Flores during the race. Justin Bonsignore, who never took a time trial lap, had to start last in his heat race and squeezed into the A Main field with a successful B Main effort, marched from a 21st place start to finish third.

Flores settled for fourth and Scott Kreutter battled his way through two early race pit stops to finish fifth.

Chad Jones, Kyle Lick, Joey Payne, Anthony Payne and Pat Bealer completed the top ten in the 24-car, 40-lap feature.

In the 20-lap, 20-car Champ Kart co-feature, Brandon Rusczek of Wallingford, CT led all the way in the Kart A Main. Tyler Brown raced to second with a late race charge with Ryan Kendall, JJ Pacovich, and John Berger trailing.

Tim Buckwalter set fast time among the 48 TQ Midget entries on hand. Briggs Danner, feature winner Janisch, Tyler Thompson and Earl Paules won the four TQ heat races. Timmy Solomito and Kyle Lick won the pair of B-Mains.

Champ Kart heats were won by Berger, Rusczek, and Jordan Modiano. Zachary Asklar won the B-Main.

TQ Midget action returns inside PPL Center in Allentown, PA Saturday night for a second presentation of TQ Midget racing coupled with the Slingshot class.

Tickets are available from the PPL Center box office.

TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Matt Janisch, 2. Erick Rudolph, 3. Justin Bonsignore, 4. Ryan Flores, 5. Scott Kreutter, 6. Chad Jones, 7. Kyle Lick, 8. Joey Payne, 9. Anthony Payne, 10. Pat Bealer, 11. Tim Buckwalter, 12. Briggs Danner, 13. Brett Conkling, 14. Eddie Strada, 15. Jonathan Reid, 16. Matthew Roselli, 17. Tyler Thompson, 18. Earl Paules, 19. Timmy Catalano, 20. Andy Jankowiak, 21. Anthony Sesely, 22. Keith Rocco, 23. Andrew Nye, 24. Timmy Solomito.

Champ Kart Feature (20 Laps): 1. Brandon Rusczek, 2. Tyler Brown, 3. Ryan Kendall, 4. JJ Pacovich, 5. John Berger, 6. Jordan Modiano, 7. Zachary Asklar, 8. Dominic Roselli, 9. Todd Crenshaw, 10. Stephen Beattie, 11. Mike Perry, 12. TJ Reed, 13. Tyler Catalano, 14. James Shutts, 15. Taylor Caprara, 16. Brian DeCosta, 17. Chris Hirt, 18. Matt Andrews, 19. Gary Bozowski, 20. EJ Holz.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2019 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

JASON Kendrick claimed his second feature race in a row, this time at Bunbury Speedway on Tuesday night, and in doing so he also won the USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek championship that was held over four nights.

Kendrick crossed the line ahead of Americans Mark Dobmeier and Parker Price-Miller in the 30-lap final, earning enough points to win the mini-series from Price-Miller and local heroes Brad and Jamie Maiolo.

Heading into the final round (with two previous rounds at the Perth Motorplex and one at Collie Speedway), Kendrick was 12 points behind Brad Maiolo with both starting on the front row.

Maiolo was the early leader in the feature race until on the 15th lap he clipped a slowing Chace Karpenko in lapped traffic, ending his night - his first major blemish of the season.

Kendrick who was closing in on Maiolo, then inherited the lead on the restart and opened up a commanding lead for the majority of the run to the checkers, until he ran too high on the last lap, slightly opening the door up for Dobmeier who was closing in.

The margin as they crossed the line was 0.582 of a second.

Over the four nights Kendrick claimed a fourth, a sixth and a pair of wins.

Dobmeier was very impressive in the final and made up some serious ground after starting from P7.

It was a strong finish after posting two DNFs and a fourth in the series.

In one of the rounds the team changed motors and a rear-end and moved towards the front of the field before the bleed-off valve on the left rear fell out.

The other DNF was the result of contact with Price-Miller that knocked the driveline out of the car.

Price-Miller, who started from P3, struggled with the car after a motor plate broke, making it a handful to drive, but he still managed third, albeit 5.7 seconds off the win.

He started the show by claiming the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time award.

Over the four nights of the series he had a second, a fifth and a pair of thirds for 572 points - eight behind Kendrick’s winning tally of 580.

Despite his DNF, Brad Maiolo was third overall on 568 points - thanks to two wins and a second leading into the Bunbury round.

The feature race was only two laps old before the first restart when Kye Scroop spun out in the first turns.

After the restart Dobmeier slipped into fourth and Maiolo’s early-race speed saw him into lapped traffic by lap eight.

Unfortunately it counted for little when he made contact with Karpenko and both cars were dragged to the infield.

Dobmeier disposed of Price-Miller of lap 15 and held second spot for the rest of the race.

Jamie Maiolo, who started from P6, finished fourth, ahead of Kaiden Manders who started from P4 and took fifth.

Ben Ellement was sixth after starting from P8 while the third American in the field, Harli White, finally finished her first feature race on WA soil, taking seventh after starting from P9.

Andrew Priolo came from P13 to finish eighth in another strong drive, while Scroop, despite his early spin, converted a P11 start into a ninth place.

On the back of three eighth places in a row, Taylor Milling took 10th after starting from P7, with Todd Davis the only other finisher in 11th after starting from P10.

Heat wins went to Price-Miller, Kendrick, Brad Maiolo and Dobmeier.

Sprintcar racing returns to the Perth Motorplex on January 12 for the 10th round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

RESULTS

Qualifying: Parker Price-Miller 13.646, Jason Kendrick 13.744, Brad Maiolo 13.800, Kaiden Manders 13.883, Taylor Milling 13.953, Jamie Maiolo 14.037, Andrew Priolo 14.057, Mark Dobmeier 14.2098, Ben Ellement 14.209, Sean Zemunik 14.210, Kye Scroop 14.244, Harli White 14.266, Chace Karpenko 14.404, Todd Davis 14.519 and Tom Payet 14.596.

Heat 1: 1st Parker Price-Miller, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Taylor Milling, 4th Ben Ellement, 5th Kye Scroop, 6th Tom Payet, 7th Chace Karpenko, 8th Andrew Priolo.

Heat 2: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Kaiden Manders, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Mark Dobmeier, 5th Harli White, 6th Todd Davis, 7th Sean Zemunik.

Heat 3: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Todd Davis, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Kye Scroop 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Sean Zemunik. DNF: Tom Payet.

Heat 4: 1st Mark Dobmeier, 2nd Chace Karpenko, 3rd Kaiden Manders, 4th Harli White, 5th Parker Price-Miller, 6th Ben Ellement, 7th Taylor Milling.

Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Mark Dobmeier, 3rd Parker Price-Miller, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Ben Ellement, 7th Harli White, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th Kye Scroop, 10th Taylor Milling and 11th Todd Davis. DNF: Brad Maiolo, Chace Karpenko and Sean Zemunik. DNS: Tom Payet.

Speedweek points: Jason Kendrick 580, Parker Price-Miller 572, Brad Maiolo 568, Jamie Maiolo 562, Kaiden Manders 546, Mark Dobmeier 540, Taylor Milling 532, Andrew Priolo 530, Ben Ellement 524, Tom Payet 432, Harli White 432, Kye Scroop 386, Jamie Oldfield 324, Sean Zemunik 302, Chace Karpenko 268, Ben Dickson 186, AJ Nash 132, Daniel Hartigan 130, Todd Davis 128, Sam Borlini 126, Ben Van Ryt 122.

 

 

DUFF WINS AGAIN IN HYDRAULINK WoW THRILLER

Cromwell, New Zealand

Defending Hydraulink War of the Wings Sprintcar Champion Jamie Duff may have notched up his 19th series career win in the Duff Motorsport XXX but he had to survive a strong challenge over the closing laps from Sam O’Callaghan who again impressed in the Freeman Motorsport XXX entry.

Although Duff crossed the line several car lengths ahead of the rampaging O’Callaghan, he may have been handed a lifeline by Cromwell Speedway officials, who with a handful of laps to go in what was to have been a 25 lap feature first threw a yellow light when a car ‘half spun’, then just as quickly displayed a green. O’Callaghan was one of several drivers to slow, and was in fact passed by Luke Keegan who made a late race charge in the BRT Maxim but perhaps justice was served when O’Callaghan got by Keegan a lap later.

Just as the race was headed for a dramatic ending the yellow came on when a lapped car spun, and the race, with two laps to go, was declared with the track curfew having been met.

There was plenty of disappointed punters when 17 year old American Buddy Kofoid pulled with the infield with engine issues in the Ranch Bar and Grill XXX as the feature line up was forming and he was unable to restart.

Kofoid, like many visitors to the egg shaped Cromwell track struggled in his time trial and first heat, but he showed that he is a quick learner with a blistering turn of speed and style to win his second heat race that forced Jamie Duff to play just a supporting role as the young American disappeared into the distance. Other heat winners were Jayden Dodge, Duff and Martin Harcourt.

The ‘yellow-green’ and shortening of the feature were not the only talking points among drivers and fans with tempers being put to the test, not only by the stifling Central Otago heat, but also a ‘track imposed’ change to the Time Trial ‘ format’ with the usual ‘one car on the track at a time’ being replaced by two six lap ‘hot lap’ sessions with twelve cars in each racing not only the clock, but also a somewhat congested track for what is such an important part of the programme.

The biggest casualty was one of the favoured contenders Matt Honeywell being crashed out of the show when another car took him out into the fence. A somewhat disgusted Honeywell was forced to load up with his mortally damaged car being his only return for the night, and five hour tow to Cromwell.

The Hydraulink War of the Wings takes a two month break now, returning to Ruapuna, Christchurch on March 9.

Time Trials 24 entries Top 5 Connor Rangi 13.9009. Jason Scott 13.9473. Steve Duff 14.0175. Luke Keegan. 14.0291. Jamie Duff 14.0415.

Heat 1. Jayden Dodge,1: Ray Baughan,2: Sam O’Callaghan,3: Steve Duff,4: Caleb Baughan,5: Buddy Kofoid,6: Jason Manson,7: Connor Rangi,8: Martin Harcourt,9: Kyle Shearing,10: Ross Mckinnel,11: Whetu Taewa,12

Heat 2 Jamie Duff,1: Luke Keegan,2: Jason Scott,3: Nigel Colvin,4: Jason Smith,5: Andy Erskine,6: Nathan Astle,7: Shaun Ashton,8: Brent Gaudion,9: Daniel Anderson, Paddy North, Daniel McKinnell. Dnf

Heat 3. Buddy Kofoid,1: Jamie Duff,2: Sam O’Callaghan,3: Connor Rangi,4: Luke Keegan,5: Daniel McKinnel,6: Shaun Ashton,7: Ray Baughan,8: Nigel Colvin,9: Jason Smith,10: Whetu Taewa,11:

Heat 4. Martin Harcourt,1: Jason Manson,2: Andy Erskine,3: Nathan Astle,4: Jason Scott,5: Jayden Dodge,6: Steve Duff,7: Kyle Shearing,8: Daniel Anderson,9: CalebBaughan,10: Brent Gaudion,11:

B Main Result. Connor Rangi,1: Nigel Colvin,2: Shaun Ashton,3: Daniel Anderson,4: Jason Smith,5: Caleb Baughan,6: Daniel McKinnel,7: Ross McKinnel,8: Whetu Taewa,9: Kyle Shearing dnf

Feature. Jamie Duff,1: Sam O’Callaghan,3: Luke Keegan,3: Jayden Dodge,4: Connor Rangi,5: Ray Baughan,6: Nathan Astle, 7: Caleb Baughan,8: Shaun Ashton,9: Andy Erskine,10: Jason Manson,11: Daniel Mckinnel,12: Martin Harcourt,13: Dnf s Ross Mckinnel, Steve Duff, Daniel Anderson, Nigel Colvin, Jason Scott, Jason Smith, Buddy Kofoid.

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2018
MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

JASON Kendrick claimed his first feature race of the season when he won round 3 of USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Kendrick won the 30-lap final from Brad Maiolo and Northern Territory driver Chace Karpenko that was part of the Merger Contracting Sprintcar Muster and also served as round 8 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

Kendrick started from P2, alongside Maiolo for main event, but struggled initially, dropping to third in the opening stages before reclaiming second on lap six and hitting the lead on lap nine.

From there he opened up a handy lead before the field came back to him on lap 21 when there was a restart.

The rest of the field didn’t have an answer and Kendrick went to win the race by 2.431 seconds.

Maiolo was the early leader but then lost the lead to Kaiden Manders who started from P4 and was in front by lap four, only to see Manders withdraw from the contest when the W60 stopped on the back straight when a restart was called after Todd Davis spun out.

After he lost the lead on lap nine Maiolo then dropped back to fourth by lap 19 before reclaiming second with about eight laps remaining.

The podium result was Maiolo’s fifth in a row - since round 4 he has claimed two wins, two seconds and a third.

The big mover was Karpenko who started from P10 in the Cowara Motorsport #41.

He muscled up to seventh in the first few laps before he hit sixth and remained there until mid-race distance before grabbing another spot.

It was on the last restart that Karpenko hit his mark, making up a couple more positions and taking a well-deserved third.

Parker Price-Miller was the only American to finish, taking fourth after starting from P6.

He was locked in a great battle with fellow American Mark Dobmeier until late in the race he tagged the back of Dobmeier, pushing him towards the fence, knocking the driveline out of the car and damaging the rear-end.

As a result Dobmeier limped to the infield and Price-Miller was relegated a couple of spots on the restart.

Jamie Maiolo, who started P7, finished fifth, ahead of Jamie Oldfield (who started P5), Taylor Milling who started 12th and again moved forward to finish eighth, Tom Payet who started 12th and finished ninth, Kye Scroop who started 11th and finished 10th and Todd Davis who started from 17th and finished 11th.

The third American in the field, Harli White, started from P14 and was involved in a few good mid-pack battles before suffering engine trouble and heading infield on lap 12.

Price-Miller claimed the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time honours with a 14.312-second lap, bettering that of Brad Maiolo’s 14.314 and Jason Kendrick’s 14.348.

Kendrick won the first heat from Oldfield and Price-Miller, with Dobmeier winning heat two from Manders and Brad Maiolo, heat three going to Priolo from Ellement and Jamie Maiolo, and the final qualifier to Oldfield from Brad Maiolo and Dobmeier.

Brad Maiolo leads the Speedweek points going into the final round that will be held at Bunbury Speedway on Tuesday, January 1.

He has 442 points to lead from Kendrick on 430, Price-Miller 428, Jamie Maiolo 420 and Kaiden Manders 406.

Oldfield and Karpenko announced at the driver briefing that they would play their Joker for this round - doubling their feature race points, with the move paying off for the latter who finished third.

Each driver has until the January 12 round to play their Joker.

Brad and Jamie Maiolo are locked on 1436 points each in the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series and both have played their Joker.

Jason Kendrick is third on 1274 and is yet to play his Joker.

RESULTS

Qualifying: Parker Price-Miller 14.312, Brad Maiolo 14.314, Jason Kendrick 14.348, Kaiden Manders 14.369, Jamie Maiolo 14.390, Mark Dobmeier 14.398, Chace Karpenko 14.630, Taylor Milling 14.647, Andrew Priolo 14.648, Kye Scroop 14.669, Jamie Oldfield 14.769, Ben Ellement 14.806, Tom Payet 14.939, Sean Zemunik 15.004, Harli White 15.165, Ben Dickson 15.985.

Heat 1: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Jamie Oldfield, 3rd Parker Price-Miller, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Chace Karpenko, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Harli White, 8th Tom Payet.

Heat 2: 1st Mark Dobmeier, 2nd Kaiden Manders, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Ben Ellement, 5th Kye Scroop, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Sean Zemunik. DNS: Ben Dickson.

Heat 3: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Kaiden Manders, 5th Tom Payet, 6th Parker Price-Miller, 7th Taylor Milling. DNS: Ben Dickson.

Heat 4: 1st Jamie Oldfield, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Mark Dobmeier, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Chace Karpenko, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Harli White. DNF: Sean Zemunik.

Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Chace Karpenko, 4th Parker Price-Miller, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Jamie Oldfield, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Tom Payet, 10th Kye Scroop, 11th Todd Davis. DNF: Sam Borlini, Mark Dobmeier, Ben Van Ryt, Harli White, Ben Ellement, Kaiden Manders. DNS: Ben Dickson and Sean Zemunik.

Speedweek points: Brad Maiolo 442, Jason Kendrick 430, Parker Price-Miller 428, Jamie Maiolo 420, Kaiden Manders 406, Taylor Milling 402, Andrew Priolo 396, Mark Dobmeier 394, Ben Ellement 386, Tom Payet 382, Jamie Oldfield 324, Harli White 296, Kye Scroop 254, Ben Dickson 186, Sean Zemunik 180, Chace Karpenko 144, Daniel Hartigan 130, Todd Davis 128, Sam Borlini 126, Ben Van Ryt 122.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points: Brad Maiolo, Jamie Maiolo 1436 each, Jason Kendrick 1274, Tom Payet 1154, Kaiden Manders 1144, Chace Karpenko 988, Andrew Priolo 950, Kye Scroop 940, Jason Pryde 928, Jamie Oldfield 862, Mitchell Wormall 846, Taylor Milling 704, Shaun Bradford 684, Ben Ellement 650, James Inglis 622, Ryan Lancaster 474, Parker Price-Miller 428, AJ Nash 414, Ben Van Ryt 402, Mark Dobmeier 394, Ben Dickson 341, Daniel Harding 324, Harli White 296, Ben Butcher 280, Jamie Landrigan 272, Darren Mewett 268, Sean Zemunik 205, Kerry Madsen 150, Chris Ackland 136.

 

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

KAIDEN Manders broke through for his maiden feature race win in the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series - by claiming round two of USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek at Collie Speedway on Thursday night.

Manders took full advantage of a front-row start and led from start to finish, never being seriously challenged over the full 30-lap journey.

The win is reward for the young driver who has been close to the top step a number of times but has fallen short.

It is also a confidence booster for the team that has always produced solid results in 360 sprintcar racing but not transferred those results across to the 410 class.

It is also on the back of a strong run through the pack to finish fifth in the first round of Speedweek at the Perth Motorplex a night earlier.

Manders crossed the line 2.5 seconds ahead of Brad Maiolo, the winner of the previous round.

Maiolo started from the second row and muscled into second spot early on - a position he held onto for the rest of the race.

Prior to the race meeting Ben Ellement said he liked the Collie track and it showed - taking third in a solid performance in the #53 after starting from P5.

He moved up one spot in the first few laps and then settled into third by mid-race distance.

Mark Dobmeier was the first of the Americans home, finishing fourth after starting from P7.

He was locked in a gruel duel with fellow American driver Parker Price-Miller who finished fifth after starting from P4.

Jason Kendrick started from pole position but struggled from the start and had to settle for sixth.

Jamie Maiolo was seventh (started P6), ahead of Taylor Milling who moved forward four places in a workmanlike effort.

This is on the back of Milling’s eighth in the previous round.

Andrew Priolo, who endured a big crash the night before at the Perth Motorplex, returned in a rebuilt car to take ninth after starting from 12th.

Daniel Hartigan rounded out the top 10 in his debut race in the series and showed he is up for the challenge when given opportunities in the open class, having enjoyed success in Limited and 360 sprintcar racing this season.

He also took a solid win in an earlier heat race.

Tom Payet was out of the race on lap 18 while the third American, Harli White, continued her struggle with mechanical issues in her car and withdrew on lap 17.

It’s been a tough couple of nights for White who has shown plenty of speed in the car when she has been able to turn some laps.

Kye Scroop was out on lap 10 and Jamie Oldfield was a non-starter in the main event.

Jason Kendrick claimed the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time with a 14.128-second lap, holding off Brad Maiolo’s 14.150 and Price-Miller’s 14.223.

He then took the first heat race from Price-Miller and Dobmeier, with heat two going to Brad Maiolo from Manders and Ellement.

Hartigan was all class in the third heat, winning from Jamie Maiolo and Payet, while the final qualifier went to Ellement from Dobmeier and Manders.

The event was also round six of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series where Hartigan and Ellement played their Joker cards to double their feature race points for the night in the season-long battle.

Each driver can play their Joker once up until January 12 - and must declare it at the start of the meeting.

Round 3 of Speedweek returns to the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Speedweek points: Brad Maiolo 296, Kaiden Manders 290, Parker Price-Miller 286, Jamie Maiolo 280, Jason Kendrick 280, Mark Dobmeier 270, Ben Ellement 268, Taylor Milling 268, Andrew Priolo 258, Tom Payet 250, Jamie Oldfield 188, Harli White 176, Ben Dickson 136, AJ Nash 132, Sean Zemunik 130, Daniel Hartigan 130, Kye Scroop 124.

 

 

Schatz Too Strong

In a masterful display of the type for which he is renowned, World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz completely dominated the 35-lap feature race to win round seven of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Wednesday night (December 26). In a perfect start to his Australian campaign, Schatz left his opponents floundering as he led every circulation and lapped all but four of the 17 other cars that started the event. It was the usual suspects who emerged as the best of the locals with Brent Kratzmann prevailing over Luke Oldfield in an epic scrap for the minor placings, leaving Allan Woods fourth ahead of a fast finishing Mitchell Gee.

In round five of the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship, Adam Clarke chalked up his third Archerfield feature race win for the season with an untroubled run through the 20 laps. Much like the Sprintcar main, the real action was happening behind the leader as Charlie Brown earned himself a boisterous post-race ovation from the big Boxing Day crowd with a superb run into second place. Brayden Willmington finished third ahead of Glenn Wright, with Rusty Whittaker fifth at the flag.

The Modlite feature race went the way of Sam Gollaschewsky over Scott Lehfeldt and Dylan Hunter, while Dave Collins clinched the Compact Speedcar feature race from Emma Harris and Cody Maroske.

The biggest Sprintcar field of the year assembled for duty, with 38 cars taking on the clock in time trials, from which Luke Oldfield emerged as KRE Fast Time with a best lap of 11.624. Schatz (11.789) was second best ahead of Gee (11.937), with Scheuerle (11.997) the last of the sub-12 second club. Kratzmann, Brent Aprile and Steve Greer were next quickest, with Andrew Corbet, Anthony Lambert and Brodie Tulloch rounding out the top ten.

The opening heat saw Dave Whell make the most of his pole start to lead throughout. Anthony Vanderreyden ran second for much of the distance but was ultimately demoted to fourth by Oldfield and Aprile, both of whom advanced from the fourth row.

Mitch Gowland led the largest portion of heat two, only to be rounded up by Peter Lack and Schatz over the final two laps to find himself third at the chequer.

Woods was untroubled from pole position in heat three, even lapping some of the tailenders on his way to downing Kevin Titman and Brock Dean. As the only driver to move forward, Andrew Scheuerle cut a fastest lap significantly quicker than anybody else on his way to finishing fourth after starting seventh.

A second win for Woods in heat four came in much different circumstances when he pounced on the final lap. Kristy Bonsey looked to have the race safely in her keeping until the merest of errors in turn two on the final lap also resulted in second-placed Dean being delayed momentarily, allowing Woods to split them and snatch the win. Bonsey recovered best to salvage second, with Dean pushed back another spot by Oldfield in the charge to the line.

Schatz chased down Mick Sauer to win heat five, the American surviving a close call early in the race when contact from behind by Lambert sent the Toowoomba-based racer crashing out. Kratzmann climbed from seventh to snare third behind Sauer.

Gowland was not going to be denied again when found himself in front once more in the final heat, maintaining his position on this occasion to finish ahead of Ben Hilder and Dan Murray.

Steven Johnson took out the C Main ahead of Scott Genrich, with Sean Rose finishing third to snare the final spot in the B Main field.

Brett Minett put in a dazzling display in the B Main, planting the right rear of the #94 on the cushion and roaring around the high side of the track to storm from seventh and surge into the lead on lap 10. After being rounded up by Minett, Dean also moved up-track and advanced to second at the expense of Dan Murray, with Whell clinching the final feature race berth.

When top qualifier Schatz inverted the first four spots in the Sprintcar Dash, Kratzmann found himself in pole position and he raced away to take the 6-lap scramble from Oldfield. Schatz finished third ahead of Aprile, Scheuerle, Lack, Tulloch and Gee.

Despite starting third in the feature race, Schatz had moved into the lead before the first lap was completed. An early stoppage came on lap three following a tangle involving Lack and Aprile from which Lack recovered to restart from the rear, while Aprile again found himself out of luck after such a strong showing. With 27 uninterrupted laps from this point, Schatz was phenomenal as he expanded his lead beyond half a lap, was closing in on the Scheuerle/Woods fight for fourth and looking as though he might lap the entire field until Greer denied him the opportunity when his spin in turn two with six laps to run brought about a restart. Although the timesheets show that Kratzmann ran second for every lap, the reality was much different as he and Oldfield swapped the position on numerous occasions, often several times in a single lap. Kratzmann refused to yield though and Oldfield could never make a pass stick long enough to secure the position and had to settle for a fighting third ahead of Woods while, in the final dash to the chequer, Gee chased down Scheuerle to snatch fifth. Behind Scheuerle came Corbet and Tulloch, with Lack surging back to salvage ninth ahead of Minett, who climbed into the top ten after starting 15th. Titman, Hilder, Dean, Gowland, Murray, Greer and Whell completed the finishers with the luckless Aprile the only casualty.

Midget qualifying saw previous round winner Darren Vine (14.071) top time trials ahead of Clarke (14.203), Whittaker (14.312), Willmington (14.363) and Gary Hudson (14.380) and it is perhaps no coincidence that the biggest Midget field of the season also produced the best racing of the season thus far, with the heats producing plenty of highlights.

Clarke cleared out to win the opening heat comfortably over Brown and Mitchell Rooke, with Whittaker downing Vine and Scott Doyle to take heat two.

Having crashed out of his opening heat, Brad Dawson bounced back in emphatic fashion to triumph in heat three, leading home Wright, Vine and Brown.

Clarke consolidated his position atop the points when he doubled up to win the final heat from Rooke and Cal Whatmore.

Launching from pole position and with Vine failing to make the start, Clarke was never headed and, in a scenario akin to what played out in the Sprintcar feature, all the action was taking place in the battle for the minor placings. As he did at the previous round, Brown stuck firm on the highline and, despite a few close calls when rivals squeezed him for room in their efforts to keep him at bay, his efforts were rewarded on this occasion as he rounded up the likes of Whittaker, Glenn Wright and Willmington to surge into second place. Having finished on the podium here earlier in the season, Willmington was solid again in securing third behind Brown, while Wright was also impressive in finishing fourth in his first Midget outing for the season. Whittaker finagled fifth ahead of Rooke, Bodie Smith, Riki Harrison, Dawson and Whatmore, with Doyle, Nathan Mathers, Tom Clauss, Brad Harrison, DJ Raw, Gavin McDowell and Audie Malt completing the finishers.

It was Gollschewsky who stood tall in the Modlite events, winning two heats before also prevailing in the 15-lap feature race. Lehfeldt finished second in the feature ahead of Hunter, with the top three occupying those positions from the outset as Will Butler, Jac Carnall, Nathan Politch and Dan Lewis proved to be the best of the rest.

Although down in numbers, the Compact Speedcars made amends with some close competition that started with heat wins for Harris and Matt O’Neill and culminated with Collins breaking free of a battle pack to take the feature race from Harris and Maroske, who started at the rear of the field. Mark Maczek and Trent Usher rounded out the first five ahead of Nick Gannon, Matt O’Neill, Wayne Corbett and Dave Swan.

The next event at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway is this Saturday night (December 29) featuring round eight of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship plus the Super Sedan Summer Slam, AMCA Nationals and Open Sedans.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2018 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

LOCAL driver Brad Maiolo showed his rivals, including the international drivers, the quickest way around the track when he claimed round one of the USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek at the Perth Motorplex on Wednesday night.

Maiolo won the feature race from American Parker Price-Miller and older brother Jamie Maiolo after the race was declared on lap 22 - eight laps short of the scheduled distance - after AJ Nash endured a massive crash on the back straight that saw him slam into the exit gate hard, destroying the gate.

AJ was able to walk to the ambulance on his own but required medical treatment after the big crash.

It was a night of drama that saw the two other Americans in the field - Mark Dobmeier and Harli White struggle with mechanical issues.

White had power steering issues early and then after getting into a bit of groove in her second heat race, had electrical issues which preventing the car from firing for the feature race.

Dobmeier looked racy early but switched the engine off in the second round of heats, seeing the team replace the engine and the rear-end before the feature race.

He started the feature race from P13 and had powered up to fourth before a bleeder valve fell out, deflating the left rear tyre on one of the restarts.

Jason Kendrick was again the quickest in the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time session with a best lap of 14.033, edging out Price-Miller’s 14.244 and Andrew Priolo’s 14.385.

Kendrick then went on to win the first heat race from Jamie Maiolo and Ben Ellement, with heat two going the way of Brad Maiolo from Price-Miller and Dobmeier.

Heat three went to Taylor Milling who led from the front to cross the line ahead of Jamie Oldfield and Priolo and the fourth heat went to Ellement from Jamie and Brad Maiolo.

The feature race was only a couple of laps in when Ellement and Tom Payet were both out - Ellement with a collapsed top wing and Payet after clipping the fence.

The race then went to lap 11 before Sean Zemunik spun, forcing the field to bunch up, just as the Price-Miller and Dobmeier were on the back of second-placed Kendrick.

Moments later the red lights came on when Andrew Priolo crashed hard in pits bend - ending his night with a lot of damage to the immaculately-prepared #10.

It was just after this that Dobmeier also headed infield with a flat left rear tyre.

The race then went to lap 22 before Nash ploughed into the safety fence so hard that it broke the exit gate, seeing the rest of the race, and the following late model feature race being abandoned.

Kendrick, who started on the front row, held on for fourth from Kaiden Manders who was one of the biggest movers, starting from P15 and moving up to fifth.

It was a great recovery for the J&S Drilling team that was forced to change an engine after they failed to get a qualifying time at the start of the show and had to start rear of field all night.

Oldfield, who started from P6, finished sixth, while Ben Dickson started P12 and finished seventh and Milling started P14 and finished eighth.

The Boxing Day meeting was also round 6 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series - with the next round of the series - and the USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek - at Collie Speedway - on Wednesday, December 27.

Results:

Qualifying: Jason Kendrick 14.033, Parker Price-Miller 14.244, Andrew Priolo 14.385, Brad Maiolo 14.432, Jamie Maiolo 14.452, Jamie Oldfield 14.502, Tom Payet 14.264, Mark Dobmeier 14.833, Ben Ellement 14.866, AJ Nash 14.977, Taylor Milling 15.069, Sean Zemunik 15.237, Harli White 15.511, Ben Dickson 15.764, Kaiden Manders NTT.

Heat 1: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Kaiden Manders, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Tom Payet, 7th Andrew Priolo. DNF: Harli White.

Heat 2: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Parker Price-Miller, 3rd Mark Dobmeier, 4th Jamie Oldfield, 5th AJ Nash, 6th Ben Dickson, 7th Sean Zemunik.

Heat 3: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd Jamie Oldfield, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Parker Price-Miller, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Tom Payet, 7th AJ Nash, 8th Ben Dickson.

Heat 4: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Harli White, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Sean Zemunik. DNF: Mark Dobmeier.

Feature: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Parker Price-Miller, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Jamie Oldfield, 7th Ben Dickson, 8th Taylor Milling. DNF: AJ Nash, Sean Zemunik, Mark Dobmeier, Andrew Priolo, Ben Ellement, Tom Payet. DNS: Harli White.

 

 

 War of the Wings Series

Christchurch Sprintcar racer Jayden Dodge logged his first Hydraulink War of the Wings Series feature win when he made a last lap pass on defending series champion Jamie Duff that took him to a narrow win. Eighteen cars checked in at Ruapuna Speedway Christchurch for the third round of New Zealands biggest domestic Sprintcar Series. The 25 lap feature was a stop start affair during the early laps with several drivers struggling to adapt to the slick surface but the closing ten laps more than made up for that with Duff working the lapped cars to perfection- until the last lap when Dodge made his decisive move, taking the checkered flag ahead of Duff. 21 year old Caleb Baughan finished third to log his first WoW podium finish.

Time Trials - Top 10: Jamie Duff 13:3667 seconds 1, Matt Honeywell 13:5444 2 , Steve Duff 13:6393 3, Conner Rangi (Nelson) 1368.92 4, Jayden Dodge 13:7614 5, Sam O'Callaghan (Invercargill) 13:7825 6, Luke Keegan 13:8382 7, Martin Harcourt 13:8640 8, Ray Baughan 13:8890 9, Nigel Colvin (Invercargill) 13.9861 10. Ht 1. Jamie Duff 1, Ray Baughan 2,Luke Keegan 3, Steve Duff 4, Daniel Anderson (Te Anau) 5, Sam O'Callaghan 6. Ht 2. Matt Anderson (Dunedin) 1, Caleb Baughan 2, Sam O'Callaghan 3, Nathan Astle 4, Jamie Duff 5, Daniel Anderson 6. Ht 3 Jayden Dodge 1, Jason Smith (Nelson) 2, Connor Rangi 3, Shaun Ashton 4, Matt Honeywell 5, Caleb Baughan 6. Feature. Jayden Dodge 1, Jamie Duff 2, Caleb Baughan 3, Connor Rangi 4, Shaun Ashton 5, Matt Honeywell 6, Daniel Anderson 7, Matt Anderson 8, Alicia McLaughlan (Nelson) 9, Ray Baughan 10, Luke Keegan 11, Nathan Astle 12, Steve Duff 13, Paddy North 14, Jason Smith 15, Nigel Colvin 16, Martin Harcourt 17, Sam O'Callaghan 18

 

 

PAUCH JR., RADKEY, SPENCE AND BUCKWALTER WIN TRENTON’S FRIDAY NIGHT 600 MICRO DIRT QUALIFIERS; CHAMP KART FEATURE TO MATT CHAVIS; $5,000-TO-WIN 600 MICRO DIRT NATIONALS SET FOR TONIGHT, SATURDAY

TRENTON, NJ December 14, 2018 . . . Billy Pauch, Jr., Jim Radkey, Kyle Spence and Steve Buckwalter were Friday night’s winners of the four A-Main Qualifiers, earning guaranteed starting spots into Saturday night’s 50-lap East Coast Dirt Nationals feature. Michael Carber, Tim Buckwalter, Lee Nardelli and Sean Brierly finished runner-up to the respective winners.

Tim Buckwalter’s last-to-first drive in the second feature was one of the evening’s most dramatic events as was Spence’s win over Lee Nardelli and Kenny Miller III. Scott Kreutter led the race several times but finished tenth after a last lap skirmish.

The 20-lap Champ Kart feature was won by Matt Chavis with Todd Crenshaw, Chance Hendershot, James Shutts and Tony Bootes completing the top five.

Six ten lap 600 Micro Sprint heat races were won by Billy Pauch, Jr., Kyle Spence, Eddie Strada, Kenny Miller III, Sean Brierly and Kyle Lick.

A pair of Champ Kart heat races were won by Tony Bootes and Matt Chavis.

Saturday’s fan-friendly schedule, day three of the Dirt Nationals, starts at 3PM when doors to the arena swing open. At 4PM, the 16 drivers who qualified for the A-Main through Thursday’s and Friday’s Qualifier race winners plus the next two highest runners-up in points among the eight second place finishers will sign autographs for fans on the main concourse.

Racing begins at 5PM with ‘Alphabet Mains’- 12-lap events with 12 cars each and transferring the top four finishers forward. A pair of G, F, E, D, C, and B Mains will provide opportunities for the field of 600 Micros to earn the final eight starting berths for the 50-lap 24-car, $5,000-to-win East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals.

Champ Kart Feature (20 Laps): 1. Matt Chavis, 2. Todd Crenshaw, 3. Chance Hendershot, 4. James Shutts, 5. Tony Bootes, 6. Michael Kormann, 7. David South, 8. Jack O’Connor, 9. Chris Kraemer, 10. Adam Brown, 11. Dominic Roselli, 12. TJ Reed, 13. Chris Hirt.

First A-Main Qualifier 20 Laps – Top 2 Transfer To Sat. A-Main): 1. Billy Pauch, Jr., 2. Michael Carber, 3. Josh Conover, 4. Chad Sandt, 5. Matthew Jones, 6. Matthew Roselli, 7. Christian Bruno, 8. PJ Williams, 9. Chris Fenimore, 10. Corey Anderson, 11. Matt Smith, 12. Tyler Lindsay, 13. Joe Kemp, 14. Eric Heydenreich.

Second A-Main Qualifier (20 Laps – Top 2 Transfer To Sat. A-Main): 1. Jim Radkey, 2. Tim Buckwalter, 3. Eddie Strada, 4. Michael Maresca, 5. Brandon Pavel, 6. Jeff Weaver Jr., 7. Tim Nye, 8. Robbie Hocker, 9. Travis Hill, 10. Bobby Butler, 11. Gary Bozowski, 12. Justin Moesch, 13. Joel Smith, 14. Tyler Brehm.

Third A-Main Qualifier (20 Laps – Top 2 Transfer To Sat. A-Main): 1. Kyle Spence, 2. Lee Nardelli, 3. Kenny Miller III, 4. Nathan Smith, 5. Drew Pascuzzi, 6. Sam Locuson III, 7. Mike Meyers, 8. Tyler Kens, 9. Dominick Buffalino, 10. Scott Kreutter, 11. Morgan Rochelle, 12. Buddy Hines, 13. Ronald Strong, 14. Kyle Lick.

Fourth A-Main Qualifier (20 Laps – Top 2 Transfer To Sat. A-Main): 1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Sean Brierly, 3. Alex Bright, 4. Danny Buccafusca, 5. Ricky Pritchard, 6. Geordan Marrero, 7. Andrew Locuson, 8. Luke Thomas, 9. Jon Keller, 10. Brian Montieth, 11. Nash Ely, 12. Steven Hutchinson, 13. Lou Cicconi, 14. Mike Iles.

 

 

 

Two out of three isn’t bad
SA44 Dan Evans in the Evans Transport Maxim won his second 360 South Australian Title Saturday night at Sunline Speedway for RD 4 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series. At only 22 years of age Daniel has won two out of the last three S.A Title’s. At such a young age to be recording these results shows the talent Evans has. It was also Evans second Series feature win for the season after locking in RD 1 at Timmis Speedway.
Evans and Mark Caruso’s SA33 Cool lined up on the front row of the A with Caruso getting the start and leading for the first couple of laps. Unfortunately Caruso spun; Evans, Guerin & Lovegrove who were also running at the front avoided the incident but left WA30 Jamie Landrigan with nowhere to go and ended his night. The travelling West Australian was disappointed but casually commented – “that’s racing”; but still a disappointment for all the team that travelled from Port Headland to compete. Caruso received top wing and rear nerf damage but was able to continue. At the same time the current series point’s leader V29 Michael Tancredi had a flat left rear which ended his race. SA96 Brendan Guerin put in a solid run locking in second place, with SA90 Michael Lovegrove home in third, SA8 Terry Pitt fourth and SA95 Jarmin Dalitz rounding out the top 5.
SA42 Jamie Hendry broke his Sunline luck with a solid 6th position. In the past Hendry hasn’t managed to get any good results at Sunline and 6th would certainly be a confidence boost to him. Another to have had a Waikerie curse is SA69 Cody Atkins and he too managed to finish the night without any damage. Caruso handled his ill handling car for 27 laps to finish in 9th and in doing do lock up some more points towards the championship.
Again weather played havoc with the night with temperatures in the mid 40’s throughout the week and winds to almost match. Then the rain clouds arrived just after Time trials forcing the venue to rework the race track before any other racing could be carried out. This was completed and the night recommenced but rain threatened all night forcing everyone to hustle around these conditions and team running to the best of their ability.
Heat wins – Jamie Landrigan, Dan Evans, Jarman Dalitz, and Michael Lovegrove
A Main results: 1st SA44 Dan Evans, 2nd SA96 Brendan Guerin, 3rd SA90 Michael Lovegrove, 4th SA8 Terry Pitt, 5th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 6th SA42 Jamie Hendry, 7th V4 Phil Lock, 8th V16 James Wren, 9th SA33 Mark Caruso, 10th SA69 Cody Atkins, 11th SA91 Michael Fox 12th V29 Michael Tancredi, 13th VA2 BJ Harris, 14th WA30 Jamie Landrigan, 15th SA98 Cheian Perrett
Points for the West Coast Concreting King of the River: 1st V29 Tancredi-1059, 2nd SA44 Dan Evans - 1058, 3rd SA96 Brendan Guerin – 1054 4th SA33 Mark Caruso - 1052, 5th V4 Phil Lock - 1044, 6th SA95 Jarman Dalitz – 1036, 7th V16 James Wren – 1030 8th VA2 Boyd Harris - 992
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Michael Fox - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – James Wren
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Cody Atkins $400 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –- Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Brendan Guerin – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Michael Fox
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Terry Pitt

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018

KERRY Madsen started his tenure with Krikke Motorsport in the best possible fashion on Saturday night by winning the WA Sprintcar Championship at the Perth Motorplex.

The ‘Mad Man’ only jetted into WA from the United States the day before the race meeting and while he was with a new team - and in a new car - he picked up the pace immediately and showed he was going to be the one to beat when it came to the feature race.

He won the 30-lap feature race from Jason Kendrick and Brad Maiolo, with the margin at the end of the non-stop race being a commanding 10.8 seconds.

This was Madsen’s second WA title win - the first being back in the summer of 2010-11.

He started the night with a third in qualifying and then took a second and a third in the heat races - gaining enough points to qualify for the Gold Shootout that he won from Kendrick, Chace Karpenko and Brad Maiolo.

Kendrick got the jump on Madsen at the start and led for the first five laps until the current Australian champion hit the front and was never challenged - a good preparation for a big summer ahead with the Krikke team.

While he had the early lead Kendrick struggled mid race, dropping to third on lap 12 and then fourth on lap 25 before some late-race moves saw him regain two spots and take second.

Brad Maiolo came out of P4 and traded places with third-placed Karpenko early on before settling into fourth until a handful of laps remaining, making a late-race surge to the podium.

This was on the back of his dominating win at Bunbury a week earlier.

Karpenko, who got as high as second on lap 12, held on for fourth.

Kaiden Manders was one of the big movers in the race, starting from P10 and in the opening couple of laps got himself up to sixth and then by mid-race distance up to fifth.

Jamie Maiolo started from P6 but got up to fifth early on before dropping as low as seventh with a few lap remaining, but pushed his way back to sixth by the end of the bout.

Mitchell Wormall started from P9 and got as high as sixth with a couple of laps remaining before claiming seventh.

Kye Scroop dug deep after starting from P14 and making up a lot of ground in the first 10 laps before reaching eighth, a position he held for the remaining 20 laps.

AJ Nash took ninth after starting from P13, with Jason Pryde finishing 10th after starting from P8, Taylor Milling 11th (from P12), Jamie Oldfield 12th (from P7) and Tom Payet 13th (from P15).

Andrew Priolo, who started from P5, only lasted four laps before heading infield while Ben Ellement started from P11 and only went one lap in before he was out of the contest.

Kendrick set the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time award at the start of the show with a 13.377-second lap that was just ahead of Jason Pryde’s 13.382 - the only two drivers into the 13-second zone.

James Inglis failed to take a lap with major motor issues in qualifying seeing the team packing up early.

Kendrick then took the first heat race from Madsen and Karpenko with the second heat going to Pryde from Jamie Maiolo and Oldfield.

James McFadden crashed out of this heat race after contact with Wormall in pits bend, damaging the car enough for Monte Motorsport to pack up the 17 and leave the venue early and Wormall was sent ROF by stewards.

Ryan Lancaster was out of the next heat race after contact with Tom Payet saw him hit the fence hard and then get collected by Scroop.

The Dingo De Motorsport W20 was badly damaged and a ginger Lancaster walked to the ambulance for a check-up, taking no further part in the racing.

Brad Maiolo went on to win the third heat from Jamie Oldfield and Jamie Maiolo with the final heat race going to Priolo from Ellement and Madsen.

Jamie Maiolo still leads the series on 1016 points from brother Brad on 994, Pryde 928, Mitchell Wormall 846 and Kendrick on 844.

Teams will now have a break until round six of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series is held at the Perth Motorplex on Boxing Day - the first night of the USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek that will feature Americans Harli White, Mark Dobmeier and Parker Price-Miller.

RESULTS

Qualifying: Jason Kendrick 13.377, Jason Pryde 13.382, Kerry Madsen 14.409, Jamie Maiolo 14.440, Kaiden Manders 14.530, Mitchell Wormall 14.566, Chace Karpenko 14.658, James McFadden 14.712, Brad Maiolo 14.722, AJ Nash 14.736, Taylor Milling 14.764, Jamie Oldfield 14.797, Kye Scroop 14.880, Andrew Priolo 15.078, Ben Ellement 15.122, Ryan Lancaster 15.174, Tom Payet 15.297, James Inglis NTT.

Heat 1: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Kerry Madsen, 3rd Chace Karpenko, 4th Brad Maiolo, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Kaiden Manders, 7th Taylor Milling, 8th Kye Scroop, 9th Tom Payet.

Heat 2: 1st Jason Pryde, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Jamie Oldfield, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th AJ Nash. DNF: James McFadden. DNS: James Inglis.

Heat 3: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Jamie Oldfield, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Tom Payet, 7th Kye Scroop. DNF: Ryan Lancaster. DNS: James McFadden.

Heat 4: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Ben Ellement, 3rd Kerry Madsen, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Chace Karpenko, 7th AJ Nash, 8th Jason Pryde. DNS: James Inglis.

Feature: 1st Kerry Madsen, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Chace Karpenko, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Jamie Maiolo, 7th Mitchell Wormall, 8th Kye Scroop, 9th AJ Nash, 10th Jason Pryde, 11th Taylor Milling, 12th Jamie Oldfield, 13th Tom Payet. DNF: Andrew Priolo, Ben Ellement. DNS: James McFadden, Ryan Lancaster and James Inglis.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points: Jamie Maiolo 1016, Brad Maiolo 994, Jason Pryde 928, Mitchell Wormall 846, Jason Kendrick 844, Tom Payet 772, Kaiden Manders 738, Chace Karpenko 700, Kye Scroop 686, Shaun Bradford 684, James Inglis 622, Andrew Priolo 554, Ryan Lancaster 474, Jamie Oldfield 402, Daniel Harding 324, Taylor Milling 302, AJ Nash 282, Ben Van Ryt 280, Ben Butcher 280, Jamie Landrigan 272, Darren Mewett 268, Kerry Madsen 150.

 

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series

Brad Maiolo claimed round four of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series - the Auto 1 Sprintcar Grand Slam feature race at Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night.

He won the 30-lap feature race from Mitchell Wormall and Jamie Maiolo in a drama-filled race that took a couple of attempts to get underway.

The first attempt saw the cautions come on when Jason Pryde spun in the first turn and restarted from the rear, albeit with a damaged front wing.

Moments later Andrew Priolo pulled off a massive wheelstand and had to resume his challenge from the rear of the field.

Once that was out of the way Kaiden Manders, who started from P1, had fresh air in front of him but Brad Maiolo, who started from P5, was the early bolter on the high line, rounding up a couple of cars in front of him.

Ben Butcher, who started from P11, looked very strong in the #42 and had pushed his way into fifth by lap six before Brad Maiolo hit the lead over Manders on lap nine.

Wormall was on the back of Jamie Maiolo on lap 14 which also saw Butcher into the mix for a while.

Jason Kendrick, who started from P7, moved into sixth on lap 18, and for a while little separated second to sixth, with Brad Maiolo holding down a six-second lap.

The buffer evaporated on lap 22 when the field bunched up after Tom Payet spun out.

On the restart Jamie Maiolo slipped by Manders for second and a lap later Kendrick slipped back a spot after losing momentum coming out of pits bend.

The caution lights came on again on lap 24 - after Ben Butcher, who was in fifth, shredded a right rear tyre, pulling up on pits bend.

Again the field came back to Brad Maiolo and on the next start Wormall decided it was game on, trading multiple blows with Jamie Maiolo before claiming second place, something he held onto until the checkers.

Kendrick put in a big move in the last few laps, slipping under Priolo and Manders to take fourth place.

After four rounds in the books, the LJM Racing team has won three rounds, with Jamie winning on two previous occasions.

Brad said the car felt food and was a pleasure to drive.

Being out in front, he admitted he didn’t know how far back his rivals were so he just pushed as hard as he could, saying he had given away races like that in the past.

“But we will take this one,” he said.

He went into the Bunbury round as the series points leader and said while it was still early days as far as the championship goes, it was still good to get a win.

Wormall came up one spot short in his expectations but he still put in one hell of a drive.

He said he gave it his all and admitted to the crowd that it was six years ago that a close family member had passed away - and he wanted the win badly.

It was the second time in seven days he has been runner-up - also second to AJ Nash the week prior in the WA 360 Sprintcar Championship - many believe now it is only a matter of time before he claims a big win.

He was also one of the drivers to play his Joker for the round, doubling his feature race points for the night.

As already mentioned, Jamie Maiolo has won two feature races already this season and apart from his third at Bunbury, his other finish was a fifth.

Along with Darren Mewett who finished eighth, Jamie Maiolo also played his Joker for the round.

At the start of the night Jason Kendrick stopped the clocks in 13.678 seconds to claim the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time award.

Heat race wins went to Kendrick, Brad Maiolo and Wormall, with Jamie Maiolo then winning the top four, four-lap dash.

The next round of the series will be held at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night - where the WA Sprintcar Championship will be on the line.

Results: Qualifying: Jason Kendrick 13.678, Brad Maiolo 13.870, Andrew Priolo 14.004, Mitchell Wormall 14.031, Jamie Maiolo 14.076, Tom Payet 14.117, Kaiden Manders 14.209, Jason Pryde 14.218, Ben Butcher 14.406, Darren Mewett 14.609, Chris Ackland 14.711.

Heat 1: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Kaiden Manders, 5th Ben Butcher, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Darren Mewett and 8th Chris Ackland.

Heat 2: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Tom Payet, 3rd Mitchell Wormall, 4th Jamie Maiolo, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th Andrew Priolo.

Heat 3: 1st Mitchell Wormall, 2nd Jason Pryde, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Tom Payet, 5th Chris Ackland, 6th Ben Butcher, 7th Darren Mewett.

Feature: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Mitchell Wormall, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Andrew Priolo, 7th Chris Ackland, 8th Darren Mewett, 9th Jason Pryde. DNF: Ben Butcher and Tom Payet.

 

 

The Master and his Apprentice

After a nasty crash at Premier Speedway a couple of weeks ago that hospitalised Matthew Reed he returned with a recently purchased 360 power plant to run RD 3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Heartland Raceway. Reed & Crew (Dad & Pete) worked hard over the last couple of weeks repairing and rebuilding and their work paid off by taking out the A Main win. Reeds long time involvement with the In Charge Racing Team and mentoring of young Jordyn also paid off as the pair got to share the stage with Jordyn coming home in 3rd. An elated Reed said “I worked the highline and was surprised that they kept letting me through. I had nothing to lose; I started out of 8 and was 2nd on the back straight. They must have watered the top and the car just stuck there. No one moved up and took the lane so I just stayed; that got us into that position. I was never going to catch Dan and it was bad luck for him not to finish.

Leading the race for 23 of the 25 laps was SA44 Dan Evans unfortunately his engine expired leaving him absolutely gutted and sitting on the infield. Evans was strong all night starting out by taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award with a 14.855. He also picked up a heat win and lined up on outside Pole for the Main. Evans had a strong lead on the field and was looking like he would take out the win with ease until his engine decided otherwise. After a penalty at the start of the A SA33 Mark Caruso worked his way up from 20th into 5th position. Caruso was also fast all night and after damaging their engine at Murray Bridge last Saturday had to lease an engine to make it to Moama. Current Series Champ Paul Solomon made a return for Moama and with their newly built coil over car the V7 machine locked in a 2nd place. V29 Michael Tancredi came home just short of the podium in 4th place.

The race track proved challenging for teams after the hot wind & weather played havoc in the afternoon and sealed over early in the night. “Unfortunately the track took rubber and wore tires. We cut the distance of the A from 30 laps to 25 to ensure teams would make the distance. Not a choice we make easily but we felt it was the right one last night. We run at Moama regularly and last season had the best tracks provided to us. Sometimes the elements make things difficult at times and we just have to deal with it the best way we can.” Searle said.

Points for the West Coast Concreting King of the River: 1st V29 Tancredi-809, 2nd SA33 Caruso-796, tied on 3rd SA96 Guerin & V4 Lock-784, 5th SA44 Evans-783, 6th SA95 Dalitz & V16 Wren-772,8th V33 Holt-746, 9th VA2 Boyd-744,10th VA8 McClure-738, 11th V50 Clarke-720

Heat wins – Dan Evans, Brendan Guerin, Mark Caruso, and Eddie Lumbar

A Main results: 1st Matthew Reed, 2nd Paul Solomon, 3rd Jordyn Charge, 4th Michael Tancredi, 5th Mark Caruso, 6th Phil Lock, 7th James Wren, 8th Brendan Guerin, 9th Eddie Lumbar, 10th Chris Solomon, 11th Michael Holt, 12th Jarmin Dalitz, 13th Shaun McClure, 14th Anthony Foster, 15th Boyd Harris, 16th Darren Clarke, 17th Daniel Evans-DNF, 18th James Aronyosi -DNF 19th Chris Campbell- DNF.

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Michael Tancredi - $100 cash Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Brendan Guerin Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Not won jackpot to $400 All Star Hot Arse Award –Michael Holt - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Dan Evans – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Darren Clarke

BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Michael Tancredi

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES RD 3 - PERTH MOTORPLEX - NOVEMBER 18

JUST .299 of a second.

That is all the separated Jamie Maiolo from Jason Kendrick when they crossed the finish line at the end of the 37-lap Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

And for Maiolo it was sheer jubilation after he traded countless lead changes with Kendrick in the final 10 laps, as well as being clipped by a lapped car that saw him spin out as he powered towards the checkers.

Fortunately after looping the car he was able to sink the boot into the throttle and take the win in spectacular style in the third round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

Andrew Priolo, in his first race of the season, occupied the third spot on the podium.

Brad Maiolo and Chace Karpenko started on the front row, followed by Jamie Maiolo and Kendrick and it was Jamie who hit the lead early,

Kendrick looked strong in the early stages but then dropped off the pace before the compulsory infield pitstop was called on lap 12.

On the restart Jamie led away from Brad, Kendrick, Priolo and Karpenko.

Kendrick then settled into second place by mid-race distance, just ahead of Priolo who was also showing plenty of car speed.

By lap 20 Priolo had edged into second but a handful of laps later it was Kendrick who regained the spot.

From lap 27 to lap final lap (37 - to signify the number of years the King of Wings has been running), it was on between Jamie Maiolo and Kendrick.

They kept the crowd on the edge of their seats and they traded blows and the lead and duked it out until the end where Maiolo won the race in spectacular fashion after he spun around.

It was his second feature win from three rounds (he was fourth in the other event) and is looking like the driver to beat in WA this summer.

For Kendrick it was his first feature race finish after two previous DNFs.

Priolo is hunting for his maiden sprintcar feature race win and in his first meeting of the season, he showed it will probably be that far away.

Mitch Wormall, who started from P7, finished fourth, while Brad Maiolo came home in fifth.

Karpenko was sixth from last-round winner James Inglis (who started P5), Bradford (from P11), Manders (from P13), Scroop (from P12) and Oldfield (from P10).

Bradford started the night in the best possible fashion, stopping the clocks in 13.849 seconds to be the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time winner for this round.

He bettered times from Karpenko (13.935) and Daniel Harding (13.988), who were the only other drivers to enter the 13-second zone.

Harding then took the first heat race from Jamie Maiolo and Bradford with Rob Mould, in his first race for the season, finishing with flames from the engine as he crossed the line.

The second heat went to Karpenko from Brad Maiolo and Kendrick.

Bradford was out of the third heat on lap four in spectacular fashion after a slide job didn’t quite go to plan, belting the wall quite hard and going over.

At the completion it was Kendrick who crossed the line first ahead of Brad Maiolo and Tom Payet.

The final heat will be remembered by a few for all the wrong reasons.

Wormall and Scroop were racing hard and touched and Scroop spun around on the main straight and was then collected by Harding who was unable to avoid contact and flipped violently towards the infield.

Harding’s car was junk while Scroop, along with Bradford from the previous heat, was able to rebuild in time for the feature race.

The fourth round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series will be held at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday, November 24.



Heat 1: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th James Inglis, 5th James Inglis, 6th Tom Payet, 7th Rob Mould. DNF: Kaiden Manders.

Heat 2: 1st Chace Karpenko, 2nd Bradley Maiolo, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Jamie Oldfield.

Heat 3: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Tom Payet, 4th James Inglis, 5th Jason Pryde. DNF: Shaun Bradford. DNS: Kaiden Manders.

Heat 4: 1st Andrew Priolo, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Mitchell Wormall, 4th Jamie Oldfield, 5th Chase Karpenko. DNF: Daniel Harding and Kye Scroop (lap 6).

Feature: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Mitchell Wormall, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Chace Karpenko, 7th James Inglis, 8th Shaun Bradford, 9th Kaiden Manders, 10th Kye Scroop, 11th Darren Mewett, 12th Jamie Oldfield, DNF: Tom Payet, Ray Leonard, Jason Pryde. DNS: Taylor Milling, Rob Mould and Daniel Harding.

 

 

SAM SLAM'S THEM AT NELSON

Top of the South Speedway, New Zealand

With rain threatening all the stops were pulled out to get the show in, and thankfully the forecast rain held off long enough for Winton resident “Slammin’ Sam O'Callaghan to give his Nelson based car owner Kevin Freeman a great early birthday present when he took out Round 2 of the Hydraulink War of the Wings at Nelson tonight in the Lakeland Glass XXX. O'Callaghan led from the green flag, and was in lapped traffic by the fifth lap. On the tenth lap the field went under yellow flag conditions after Caleb Baughan rolled. Despite heavy traffic O'Callaghan managed to stave off several challenges from his uncle Jason Scott, who finished second, with Luke Keegan third. Defending series champion Jamie Duff finished 6th. The Hydraulink War of the Wings next race will be at Ruapuna, Christchurch on December 15.

Qualifying- Steve Duff,12.1112: Daniel Anderson, 12.2048: Jayden Dodge,12.2678:Luke Keegan,12.2768: Sam O’Callaghan,12.2797: Connor Rangi,12.3206: Jason Scott,12.3798: matt Honeywell,12.4325: Paddy North,12.4364: Mark Evans,12.5283: Nathan Astle,12.5402: Alicia McLauchlan,12.6688: Caleb Baughan, 12.8775:Martin Harcourt,12.8822: Ray Baughan,12.8947: Jamie Duff,13.0392: Mathew Anderson,13.5596: Whetu Taewa,13.7392: Nigel Colvin,15.0059

Round 2 of the Hydraulink War of the Wings- Nelson
Heat 1- Carlton Hotel Jason Scott,1: Jamie Duff,2: Paddy North,3: Caleb Baughan,4: Luke Keegan,5: Connor Rangi,6: Jayden Dodge,7: Alicia McLauchlan,8: Mark Evans,9: Nigel Colvin, 10: Whetu Taewa,11: Steve Duff,12-DNF: Ray Baughan,13-DNF

Round 2 of the Hydraulink War of the Wings- Nelson Heat 2 Smith Concept Construction
Connor Rangi,1: Matt Honeywell,2: Daniel Anderson,3: Jason Scott,4: Caleb Baughan,5: Sam O'Callaghan,6: Mathew Anderson,7: Alicia McLauchlan,8: Martin Harcourt,9: Nathan Astle,10: Nigel Colvin (DNF) Whetu Taewa (DNF) Steve Duff (DNS)

Round 2 of the Hydraulink War of the Wings- Nelson Heat 3 Complete Automotive
Sam O'Callaghan,1: Luke Keegan,2: Mathew Anderson,3: Nathan Astle,4: Jamie Duff,5: Jayden Dodge,6: Matt Honeywell,7: Daniel Anderson,8: Martin Harcourt,9: Paddy North,10: Mark Evans,11: Ray Baughan-DNF

Feature Placings- Sam O'Callaghan,1: Jason Scott,2: Luke Keegan,3: Connor Rangi,4: Matt Honeywell,5: Jamie Duff,6: Mathew Anderson,7: Daniel Anderson,8: Alicia McLauchlan,9: Jayden Dodge,10: Paddy North,11: Nathan Astle,12: Martin Harcourt,13: Mark Evans,14: Caleb Baughan - DNF, Ray Baughan-DNF, Nigel Colvin-DNF: Steve Duff DNS

 

 

Tyler Thomas Tops POWRi West at Creek County’s “Fall Fling”

Lonnie Wheatley, SAPULPA, Okla. (October 27, 2018) – Collinsville, Oklahoma’s Tyler Thomas has enjoyed the hot hand among the Midget ranks in recent weeks.

It continued on Saturday night atop the Creek County Speedway clay oval with Thomas besting a field of 47 Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA entries to take “Fall Fling” honors in the 25-lap feature event.

After starting third, Thomas railed the topside of the track to overtake early leader Jerry Coons, Jr., on the seventh round and then kept Jonathan Beason at bay over the closing rounds to secure the win aboard the Toyota-powered BT Machine No. 91T Spike-chassis.

“The top was quick right away,” Thomas said in victory lane. “It got really technical and tricky up there, there were some bumps and we just had to ride it out.”

Coons, Jr., and Tony Bruce, Jr., led the way to the green flag with Coons, Jr., snaring the early lead as Thomas made his way into second by the third round. Thomas worked the high side past Coons, Jr., by the seventh circuit to take command.

In his wake, Beason worked the low line to move into fifth from the ninth starting position by the time a caution flew after 11 laps and worked his way up to second in short order by the 14th circuit.

Thomas kept Beason at bay, surviving a final caution with five laps to go to post his second POWRi West win of the season by little more than a car length.

Beason settled for runner-up honors with Bruce, Jr., rounding out the podium after Coons, Jr., and Wesley Smith tangled while dicing for third to set up the final five-lap dash to the stripe. Blake Hahn rallied from 18th to fourth with current POWRi West points leader and Sooner Series champion Kory Schudy rounding out the top five from the 12th starting position.

Alex Sewell was sixth while Grady Chandler rallied from 20th to seventh with Wesley Smith, Zane Hendricks and Tanner Berryhill completing the top ten.

Hank Davis, Coons, Jr., Thomas, Korey Weyant and Bruce, Jr., topped heat race action with Coons, Jr., Pat Schudy and Chance Morton winning qualifying races. Cannon McIntosh won the “C” Main with Chett Gherke besting the “B” Main.

In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer, A1 Machine, Rod End Supply, Pyrotech, Esslinger Engineering Performance and MyChron Tom/AIM.

The POWRi West Midget League puts the finishing touches on the 2018 season with the POWRi National Midget League at Texas’ Kennedale Speedway Park on November 9-10.

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA Results

Creek County Speedway “Fall Fling” (Sapulpa, OK) – October 27, 2018

Smith Ti Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 42-Hank Davis, [3]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 3. 28-Kory Schudy, [6]; 4. 2-Ryan Hall, [2]; 5. 35-Holley Hollan, [10]; 6. 52H-Blake Hahn, [7]; 7. 52-Craig Oakes, [4]; 8. 51-Johnny Boland, [8]; 9. 84-Phil Shapel, [9]; 10. 91-Kevin Bayer, [1].

Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 25-Jerry Coons Jr, [5]; 2. 72-Tanner Berryhill, [2]; 3. 28M-Ace McCarthy, [3]; 4. 27Z-Zane Hendricks, [7]; 5. 32-Trey Marcham, [10]; 6. 85-Matt Johnson, [6]; 7. 11AG-KJ Snow, [1]; 8. 24-Hunter Fischer, [8]; 9. 19-Pierce Urbanosky, [4]; 10. 59-Austin Shores, [9].

Saldana Products Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [4]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason, [2]; 3. 84M-Alex DeCamp, [6]; 4. 7M-Chance Morton, [7]; 5. 23-Hannah Adair, [8]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton, [5]; 7. 77-Cameron Hagin, [1]; 8. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [9]; 9. 2H-Bob Harr, [3].

Rod End Supply Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 15S-Korey Weyant, [1]; 2. 44-Wesley Smith, [9]; 3. 84S-Shaun Shapel, [2]; 4. 17Z-Zac Moody, [5]; 5. 17E-Blake Edwards, [4]; 6. 11C-Chett Gehrke, [6]; 7. 69-Paul Babich, [8]; 8. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [7]; 9. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, [3].

Pyrotech Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr, [6]; 2. 7S-Pat Schudy, [2]; 3. 44I-Jason Martin, [1]; 4. 35S-Matt Sherrell, [7]; 5. 4B-Grady Chandler, [9]; 6. 9U-Doug McCune, [8]; 7. 11P-Layden Pearson, [4]; 8. 17JD-Jeremey Dockery, [5]; 9. 721-Brendon Wiseley, [3].

C Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [2]; 2. 52-Craig Oakes, [3]; 3. 77-Cameron Hagin, [9]; 4. 24-Hunter Fischer, [6]; 5. 91-Kevin Bayer, [17]; 6. 51-Johnny Boland, [5]; 7. 19-Pierce Urbanosky, [12]; 8. 11AG-KJ Snow, [8]; 9. 17JD-Jeremey Dockery, [10]; 10. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, [15]; 11. 69-Paul Babich, [1]; 12. 59-Austin Shores, [13]; 13. 721-Brendon Wiseley, [16].

Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 25-Jerry Coons Jr, [6]; 2. 27Z-Zane Hendricks, [3]; 3. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 4. 9U-Doug McCune, [9]; 5. 72-Tanner Berryhill, [2]; 6. 15S-Korey Weyant, [4]; 7. 23-Hannah Adair, [7]; 8. 85-Matt Johnson, [10]; 9. 17Z-Zac Moody, [8]; 10. 4B-Grady Chandler, [1].

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7S-Pat Schudy, [1]; 2. 35S-Matt Sherrell, [2]; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr, [6]; 4. 42-Hank Davis, [5]; 5. 84M-Alex DeCamp, [4]; 6. 44I-Jason Martin, [8]; 7. 11C-Chett Gehrke, [10]; 8. 28M-Ace McCarthy, [7]; 9. 32-Trey Marcham, [3]; 10. 17E-Blake Edwards, [9].

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 7M-Chance Morton, [2]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason, [1]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [5]; 4. 28-Kory Schudy, [4]; 5. 44-Wesley Smith, [6]; 6. 35-Holley Hollan, [3]; 7. 52H-Blake Hahn, [9]; 8. 2-Ryan Hall, [8]; 9. 8M-Kade Morton, [10].

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 11C-Chett Gehrke, [4]; 2. 52H-Blake Hahn, [5]; 3. 44I-Jason Martin, [1]; 4. 28M-Ace McCarthy, [6]; 5. 23-Hannah Adair, [3]; 6. 35-Holley Hollan, [2]; 7. 2-Ryan Hall, [8]; 8. 17Z-Zac Moody, [9]; 9. 4B-Grady Chandler, [12]; 10. 77-Cameron Hagin, [17]; 11. 8M-Kade Morton, [13]; 12. 24-Hunter Fischer, [18]; 13. 85-Matt Johnson, [10]; 14. 32-Trey Marcham, [7]; 15. 52-Craig Oakes, [16]; 16. 17E-Blake Edwards, [14]; 17. 84S-Shaun Shapel, [11]; 18. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [15].

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [3]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason, [11]; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr, [2]; 4. 52H-Blake Hahn, [18]; 5. 28-Kory Schudy, [12]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 7. 4B-Grady Chandler, [20]; 8. 44-Wesley Smith, [4]; 9. 27Z-Zane Hendricks, [9]; 10. 72-Tanner Berryhill, [16]; 11. 35S-Matt Sherrell, [10]; 12. 23-Hannah Adair, [21]; 13. 9U-Doug McCune, [13]; 14. 7S-Pat Schudy, [8]; 15. 15S-Korey Weyant, [15]; 16. 44I-Jason Martin, [19]; 17. 24-Hunter Fischer, [22]; 18. 25-Jerry Coons Jr, [1]; 19. 42-Hank Davis, [7]; 20. 84M-Alex DeCamp, [14]; 21. 11C-Chett Gehrke, [17]; 22. 7M-Chance Morton, [6].

BOSS Performance High Point Driver: Tony Bruce, Jr.


 

Droud Dominates NCRA Sprint Finale; Campbell Snares Championship!

Park City, Kansas – October 20, 2018 - Don Droud, Jr. from Lincoln, Nebraska took advantage of Mike Woodruffs misfortune to claim his second National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car feature victory of the season as the tour concluded their 29th consecutive season Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City. While Droud was celebrating his victory, defending tour champion Jeremy Campbell was enjoying his second-consecutive series championship and fourth overall.

Droud and Woodruff started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature finale with Droud taking the early lead as the green flag fell. Woodruff settled into the runner-up position while Glen Saville, Jake Greider and Campbell were the to five as Droud led lap one.

His lead would be short-lived, however, as Woodruff would drive underneath him to take the lead coming out of turn two one lap later.

Woodruff would open a quick half-stretch victory before the first caution of the night fell for J.D. Johnson as he came to a stop at the top of turn one. Johnson, who came into the night trailing Campbell by a mere 15-points, restarted at the tail end of the field to virtually eliminate his opportunity of his first-career series championship.

Woodruff led the field to green on the restart and would lead the next two laps before he suddenly slowed coming out of turn two on lap six to bring out the caution. Woodruff would retire to the pit area and unable to continue.

Droud, aboard the Ochs Brothers #1x; Don Ott powered Schnee chassis sponsored by MAP Inc./Ruff Bailey Cattle Co./Heeke Farms/Jennifer Ann Designs would inherit the lead on the restart and quickly throttle away from the field as Campbell worked his way past Saville for the runner-up position and Greider in fourth. Droud had opened a half-stretch lead over Campbell before the caution fell again on lap nine when Saville and Greider made contact entering turns three and four, battling for third, sending Greider into a spin.

Droud once again took off on the restart and would eventually reach slower cars on lap seventeen.

Lap eighteen would see the final caution of the night fall when Jeff Stasa spun in turns three and four.

On the final restart, there was no stopping Droud as the former series champion cruised the rest of the way to claim his eleventh career NCRA victory and would end up in a tie with Johnson for second in the final point standings.

Meanwhile, Campbell Schroeder powered/Maxim chassis sponsored by Dan's Cycle/Scott's Well Service/BEPC/Knoche Farms/JP Agronomy/HRP/DMI Penske would claim his fourth series championship in his ten years running with the series by thirty-points over both Johnson and Droud.

Greider and Hillsboro Racing Engines powered Maxim; sponsored by Auto Masters Service Center/Speedway motors/Bybee Electric would come back from his earlier spin to finish third while Saville, making his first-career NCRA start, came home fourth. Danny Jennings of Norman, Oklahoma would round out the top five.

Keep viewed to the series official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series as well as their website for year-end articles and upcoming announcements on the 2018 series banquet.

NCRA Sprints

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

October 27, 2018

13 Cars

1st Heat (8 Laps): 1) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [4]; 2) 9M-Glen Saville, [1]; 3) 98-J.D. Johnson, [2]; 4) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [6]; 5) 37H-Nick Howard, [5]; 6) 6Kaden Taylor, [3]; 7) 31M-Eric Matthews, [7]

2nd Heat (8 Laps): 1) 17-Mike Woodruff, [2]; 2) 20G-Jake Greider, [3]; 3) 92J-J.R. Topper, [1]; 4) 1J-Danny Jennings, [5]; 5) 91-Jeff Stasa, [6]; 6) 24BH-Frank Galusha, [4]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1) 1X-Don Droud Jr, [1]; 2) 10C-Jeremy Campbell, [5]; 3) 20G-Jake Greider, [3]; 4) 9M-Glen Saville, [4]; 5) 1J-Danny Jennings, [7]; 6) 24BH-Frank Galusha, [11]; 7) 98-J.D. Johnson, [6]; 8) 92J-J.R. Topper, [8]; 9) 91-Jeff Stasa, [9]; 10) 31M-Eric Matthews, [13]; 11) 6-Kaden Taylor, [12]; 12) 37H-Nick Howard, [10]; 13) 17-Mike Woodruff, [2]

Lap Leaders: Droud 1; 7-25: Woodruff 2-6

 

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series

JAMIE Maiolo struck the first blow of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series season by claiming the 30-lap feature race at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

The Myalup Missile hardly put a foot wrong all night, first by winning his heat race and then by starting from P2 in the main event - that was part of the Shannons Powerpalooza that featured speedway, drag racing and burnouts in front of a healthy first night crowd.

Maiolo worked his way to the front early to set up a commanding lead and win the feature by more than 5.2 seconds from sprintcar rookie Tom Payet and Kye Scroop.

“The car felt good in the heat race, we were a little bit tight which was a good thing,” Maiolo said.

“We knew later in the feature race we didn’t want to touch it too much as the track would go away.

“The car was that good, we just kept running the top and we were only going to go to the bottom for lapped cars and that was it.”

Ben Van Ryt and Kaiden Manders were due to start on the front row but Manders was unable to get the #60 to fire up, elevating Maiolo from P4 to P2.

Jason Kendrick lined up on the second row, next to Scroop.

Kendrick’s chances took a dive early on when he spun the #11 on lap seven and by this stage Maiolo was looking the goods in the #99 machine.

On the restart Maiolo led away from Payet and Scroop with Van Ryt, in the 360ci powered car, back in fourth by this stage.

The race didn’t last long after the restart when an incident in pits bend gave Taylor Milling, Chase Karpenko and Jamie Landrigan an early night after all three came together and sustained too much damage.

Brad Maiolo had worked his way by the next restart and pushed hard in the latter stages, including on the last lap, to try and claim a podium finish.

Scroop’s #89 entry was smoking pretty hard in the last section of the race and he admitted after the race that he was struggling with engine temperature.

He was equal to the last lap dive by Brad Maiolo to hold on for third.

Payet, who came from P6, looked very comfortable in the #79, and took a comfortable second, although he admitted later on he had nothing for Jamie Maiolo who was too far in front.

Brad Maiolo held on for fourth from Shaun Bradford, Mitchell Wormall, James Inglis, Ben Van Ryt, Ryan Lancaster, Jason Pryde and Kendrick.

Jamie Maiolo won the first heat race of the season, taking the win from Kendrick and Inglis, while Manders claimed the second heat from Scroop and Brad Maiolo.

Pryde was the only driver to let officials know at the start of the night that he was playing his Joker card, doubling his feature race points for the round.

Each driver has until the January 12 round at the Motorplex to play their Joker card.

Round two of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series will be held at the Motorplex next Saturday night.

RESULTS

Heat 1: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd James Inglis, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Jamie Landrigan, 8th Ben Van Ryt.

Heat 2: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Kye Scroop, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Tom Payet, 5th Ryan Lancaster, 6th Taylor Milling. DNF: Chase Karpenko.

Feature: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Tom Payet, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Brad Maiolo, 5th Shaun Bradford, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th James Inglis, 8th Ben Van Ryt, 9th Ryan Lancaster, 10th Jason Pryde, 11th Jason Kendrick. DNF: Chase Karpenko, Taylor Milling and Jame Landrigan (all on lap 7). DNS: Kaiden Manders.

 

 

LUCAS WOLFE WINS 360 SPRINT PORTION OF DUTCH HOAG WEEKEND AT OUTLAW SPEEDWAY.

Story by Kenny Shupp Jr.

(Dundee, NY) Lucas Wolfe showed why he is one of the top Sprint Car drivers in the northeast as he claimed the combined Empire Super Sprint, Patriot Sprint Tour, United Racing Club 25 lap, 360 Sprint Car Feature on Friday, October 19 at the Outlaw Speedway. For the second generation pilot from Mechanicsburg, Pa it was the culmination of a great last several weeks as he has been victorious in 410 Sprint action in his home state as well as claiming the 2018 track title at the famed Williams Grove Speedway which is within eye sight of where he resides in the Keystone State.

Wolfe took full advantage of his outside pole position starting spot in the A Main event; however it was Shawn Donath jumping into the lead in the early going. A caution on lap one for the spinning machine of Coleman Gulick in turn 1 slowed the pace at the start of the event and for Gulick it was because of some tremendous heads up driving by half the field that he was able to avert any real contact and restarted at the rear of the field. On the restart Donath once again showed the way, but a red flag on lap 4 caused by the spinning machine of Darryl Ruggles and subsequent rollover of the Dan Kuhn machine brought the field to a stop. After the track was cleared and the cars realigned the race would then go green to checkered and provided some spectacular competition from front to back. Justin Barger who now resides in Cornelius, North Carolina took over the top spot on lap five, but Donath would retake the lead with a nifty pass in lap traffic on lap nine. On the very next lap Barger was once again able to get around the stingy Donath and lead until lap twelve when Wolfe would show his muscle and take over the top spot which he would never relinquish. However, the second half of the 25 lap affair would not come easy for Wolfe as he was constantly hounded by Barger as Donath’s machine began to fade allowing the likes of Jared Zimbardi and Chuck Hebing to move into the top five. “Juice” Zimbardi and “Cobra” Hebing put on a driving clinic as they pushed each other hard in an attempt to run down the high flying duo of Wolfe and Barger, but time ran out as Wolfe picked up the win by just a scant 2 seconds over Barger with Zimbardi, Hebing and Donath rounding the top five finishers. Outlaw Speedway Fall Nationals 360 Sprint winner, Davie Franek led the charge of the next five competitors across the line followed there by Dylan Westbrook, Derek Locke, Joe Trenca and Coleman Gulick who rallied nicely from his lap 1 spin to round out the top ten finishers.

Earlier evening qualifying heat wins went to Wolfe, Hebing and Zimbardi with Jeff Cook picking up the win in the B-Main. The 5 lap Dash to set the top six for the feature was won by Shawn Donath.

Outlaw Speedway/360 Sprint Tid Bits.

Some 28 sprints took to the 4/10 of a mile clay oval as the event at Outlaw Speedway pretty much brought down the curtain on 360 Sprint Car racing in NY for the 2018 season.

Lucas Wolfe set fast time for the night in early evening time trials by stopping the clock at 12.583 seconds.

Jared Zimbardi continues his mastery of the Outlaw Speedway with yet another top five finish as “The Juice” really has the Yates County oval figured out. The duo of Zimbardi and Hebing are 2 of the most popular drivers that compete and Outlaw Speedway and they certainly did not disappoint the hearty fans that was on hand and braved the cold temperatures.

Opening night of the two day Dutch Hoag Triple 7’s Weekend drew no less than 175 cars representing 7 classes of competition

Albeit the fact the event was dubbed as an Open 360 Show featuring drivers from ESS, PST and URC it was the staff of the Lucas Empire Super Sprint organization that over saw the night of action.

ESS/PATRIOT/URC 360 SPRINTS. QUICK RESULTS

OUTLAW SPEEDWAY DUTCH HOAG TRIPLE 7’S WEEKEND.

Friday, October 19, 2018.

360 Sprints. (28 cars)

Heats. Lucas Wolfe, Chuck Hebing, Jared Zimbardi

B-Main. Jeff Cook

Dutch Hoag Memorial Pole Dash. Shawn Donath, Lucas Wolfe, Justin Barger, Davey Franek, Chuck Hebing, Jared Zimbardi

25 lap A-Main. Lucas Wolfe, Justin Barger, Jared Zimbardi, Chuck Hebing, Shawn Donath, Davie Franek, Dylan Westbrook, Derek Locke, Joe Trenca, Coleman Gulick, Kyle Drum, Bobby Hackel, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Matt Billings, Darryl Ruggles, Denny Peebles, Matt Tanner, Jeff Cook, Dave Axton, Scott Holcomb, Jason Barney, Jonathan Preston, Dan Kuhn. DNS Derrick Juliano. DNQ. Will Glover, Kelly Hebing, Will Hull

 

 

BELL Earns 50th Midget Feature WIN at POWRi Southern Illinois Shootout

MARION, Ill. (October 20, 2018) - Christopher Bell took the lead on lap 13 and led the final 28 circuits to earn his 50th career national midget feature victory at the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League's Southern Illinois Shootout at the Southern Illinois Raceway in Marion. All 50 of Bell's victories have come with Toyota.

The 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion has six midget feature wins this season, including his second consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals title. The victory is the 37th national midget feature win for a Toyota-powered driver in 2018.

Zach Daum started from the pole and immediately moved out to the lead with Logan Seavey sliding into second. Daum's lead would be short-lived, though, after being caught in a lap four incident that would drop him to the tail end of the field, with Seavey assuming the lead and Bell quickly moving into second after starting from the eight spot.

Three additional yellow flags would slow the action down through lap 11 as Seavey continued to lead Bell, followed by Alex Bright and Jonathan Beason.

Seavey maintained his lead on the lap 12 re-start, but Bell stayed right with him and then made his move for the lead on lap 13. As the race passed the midway point, the lead duo eventually pulled away to make it a two-car race. Bell would maintain the top spot, but Seavey stayed right with him.

A late yellow would create a seven-lap dash to the finish, but Bell simply checked out on the restart, opening up a comfortable lead on the way to his milestone 50th win. Seavey would finish second to make it a Toyota one-two finish for the second consecutive night. They were joined in the top 10 by teammates Tanner Carrick in sixth and Holly Shelton in tenth.

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Thomas Makes it 12 at Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL - Tyler Thomas outlasted a relentless Tanner Carrick on an elbows-up Jacksonville Speedway to take his second POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory of 2018. Thomas's Jacksonville victory is the 12th of his POWRi career.

At the drop of the green flag, Jake Neuman took the early lead followed by Cannon McIntosh. By lap two, Thomas had moved past McIntosh for second with Tucker Klaasmeyer in tow. After the caution was displayed for McIntosh and Alex Bright, Thomas powered past Neuman for the lead while Klaasmeyer worked Neuman for second.

With Thomas comfortably out front, Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammates Tanner Carrick and Logan Seavey pushed past both Klaasmeyer and Neuman. With a comfortable cushion over the duo, Thomas seemed to be the dominant machine until the red was displayed on lap 19.

Returning to green flag racing, Thomas led with Carrick in second, followed by Seavey, Klaasmeyer, and Ryan Robinson. Action ensued between Thomas and Carrick as Thomas held strong up top blasting the cushion in turns one and two, with Carrick taking to the inside in turns three and four.

With three laps to go, the red was again displayed, creating a three-lap dash for the win. Returning to racing, Thomas led Carrick with a slim advantage on the restart. Taking the victory, Thomas led with Carrick coming in second. Logan Seavey finished third with another good points night for current POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League point standings leader, Tucker Klaasmeyer in fourth. Holly Shelton took fifth.

"We had a really good car," commented Tyler Thomas. "My dad did a heck of a job setting this car up and our Toyota engine by Speedway just takes off and rips. Hopefully, we can make it two-in-a-row tomorrow night."

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN, Heat 2: 77 - ALEX BRIGHT, Heat 3: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 91T - TYLER THOMAS

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 91T - TYLER THOMAS, 2. 71K - TANNER CARRICK, 3. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY, 4. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, 5. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON, 6. 35X - ANDREW LAYSER, 7. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN, 8. 72 - SAM JOHNSON, 9. 21KS - KARTER SARFF, 10. 5D - ZACH DAUM, 11. 56Y - DANIEL ROBINSON, 12. 56X - MARK CHISHOLM, 13. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN, 14. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH, 15. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, 16. 10C - DALTON CAMFIELD, 17. 6 - KYLE HAMMER, 18. 77 - ALEX BRIGHT, 19. 97A - AUSTIN O'DELL, 20. 86C - DEVIN CAMFIELD


 

2018 Lucas Oil ESS Champion Wins $3,000 at Brockville over Jeff Cook and Jason Barney.

By Tim Baltz

FONDA, NY – The 360 Sprint Cars took to the speedway for 25 laps and to no surprise Steve Poirier would jump out into the early race lead over Jeff Cook and Matt Tanner. The race track for the Sprint Cars also became difficult on their right rear tires but Poirier, who claimed his record tying 8th series title in 2018, was mastering the tire game to the best of his ability but a yellow on lap 6 for Shawn Donath would slow the pace for everyone.

On the next restart a major accident took place as a total of 12 cars piled into turns 1 and 2 with no place to go, blocking the entire race track and the red flag was displayed. Despite what looked to be a severe accident, resulted in only a few drivers having to retire to the pits but many were able to rejoin at the tail of the field.

On the restart it was still Poirier in front of the field over Cook, Tanner, Jason Barney and Matt Billings. At the halfway point Poirier and Cook had distanced themselves from the rest of the field and Cook, who chose a harder tire than Poirier tried his best in traffic to get by the 8 time ESS champion but Poirier remained up to the challenge and in control.

The battle for 3rd however was a fantastic battle as Matt Tanner tried at will to hold off 2017 ESS champion Jason Barney for a podium spot. With a handful of laps remaining Jason Barney was able to get by for 3rd but had a lot of work to do to run down the top 2. At the checkered flag despite the many attempts by Jeff Cook, the man they call Fireball was able to claim another Brockville Speedway Sprint Car win in his career. Jeff Cook took 2nd with Jason Barney claiming the final podium spot.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints A-Main at Brockville – Steve Poirier ($3,050), Jeff Cook ($2,000), Jason Barney ($1,100), Matt Tanner ($800), Matt Billings ($550), Chris Jones ($470). Joe Trenca ($430), Larry Wight ($420), Rick Wilson ($410), Alex Vigneault ($500), Yan Bilodeau ($370), Denny Peebles ($400), Dave Axton ($330), Shawn Donath ($325), Jordan Poirier ($370), Sean Durand ($315), Kelly Hebing ($310), Parker Evans ($305), Roger Levesque ($300), Steve Hutchinson Jr., ($300), Paul Pekkonen ($300), Tyler Cartier ($300), Chad Miller ($300), Dale Gosselin ($300).

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COLTON FLINNER BECOMES 12TH DIFFERENT SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WINNER OF 2018 WITH LERNERVILLE WIN WHILE JEREMY WONDERLING TAKES TITLE; STUNNING PERFORMANCE BY 14 Y.O. BLAZE MYERS TO WIN ON LAST LAP FROM 19TH IN BICKNELL RUSH MOD TOUR; CHAMP CHAD RUHLMAN ENDS INAUGURAL RUSH SPRINT SEASON IN VICTORY LANE
October 12-13, 2018
(By Mike Leone)

(Sarver, PA)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance were part of the 10th annual "Steel City Stampede" this past weekend at Lernerville Speedway featuring the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series, the Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series, and the Bonnell's Rod Shop RUSH Sprint Car Weekly Series in their season finale events. Capturing feature wins were Colton Flinner (Late Models), Blaze Myers (Sportsman Modifieds), and Chad Ruhlman (Sprint Cars), while Ricky Steigerwald ended the night winning the Late Model Non-Qualifier. The RUSH Pro Stock "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance took place on Saturday with product giveaways for all 20 Lernerville competitors.

Sixth starting Colton Flinner passed a determined Jeremy Wonderling on lap 16 and held him off to the finish to become the 12th different Sweeney Tour winner in 17 races during the 2018 campaign, worth $2,000. Wonderling charged from sixth to win the dash to earn the feature pole then dominated the first half of the event before settling in and finished second to overtake eighth place finishing Jason Genco in the standings to win the $5,000 Tour title.

"That was awesome- this is my first ever win at Lernerville," revealed the emotional 24-year-old Allison Park, Pa. racer. "I don't even know what to say. It means the world to me. I have to thank my dad for sure with everything he does for me and John Johnson for believing in me with the Super Late Model. Also thanks to all of my sponsors and the fans that stayed out here for today and braving the cold."

Wonderling flew into the early lead, while fourth starting Michael Duritsky, Jr. went from fourth to second over Brady Wonderling, Chad Homan, and Flinner. Lap two saw Flinner and eighth starting Mike Pegher, Jr. take over fourth and fifth from Homan. Wonderling caught lapped traffic on lap eight as he had a sizable straightaway lead. Wonderling was in heavy lapped traffic on the ninth circuit as the battle for second raged between Duritsky, Brady Wonderling, Flinner, and Pegher. On lap 11 and 12, Flinner and Pegher continued to move forward as they disposed of Brady Wonderling for third and fourth respectively.

Flinner continued his charge as he drove around Duritsky off turn two for second on lap 13 then got the break he needed when Justin Lamb spun to bring out the event's first caution. Flinner would make the winning pass putting a slider on Wonderling on lap 16. Pegher continued his run to the front sliding Duritsky for third on lap 18 before back-to-back cautions with 18 laps scored.

When racing resumed, Pegher would lose third to last Sunday's $4,000 "Bill Hendren Memorial" Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway winner, Daryl Charlier, who had quietly worked his way forward from the 10th starting spot. Flinner pulled away and appeared headed to the win and Wonderling the championship, but one more caution for a spin by Chad Sines would bunch up the field for the final time setting up a two-lap dash to the checkered.

Flinner held off Wonderling over the final two laps by a margin of 1.066 seconds to capture his second career Sweeney Tour win, but first since September 13, 2014 at Pittsburgh in his John's Towing/All American Framers/Randig Towing/Bellisarios Lounge/K&B Auto-sponsored #75. Flinner also became the sixth new winner of the season in the past seven races!

After falling behind by 12 points to Genco heading into the final two races, Wonderling recorded a fourth and a second place finish compared to Genco's 10th and eight to capture the title in his Terry Prince Contracting/Close Racing Supply/Wonderling Pit Stop/The Store/Pine Grove Collision/Dynamic Driveline-sponsored #3J. Wonderling ended the season with 14 straight top nine finishes!

"This means a lot," expressed the 38-year-old Wellsville, NY champion, who earned $1,000 for his runner-up finish. "To support this and to be announced the champion with everything Vicki (Emig) and RUSH does is pretty cool. It's a pretty good deal to come down and run as good as I was at Pittsburgh and here with people like Colton and Pegher. We came here Thursday to practice in effort to seal the deal. The car just kept getting better and better. I told my wife I don't care about points, I just want to win the race. I'm sure Colton learned a lot racing his Super Late Model here and I knew when he came sliding across me down here he obviously came off the top. There were a couple times on restarts I came sliding across the bottom and I so badly wanted to come down in front of him but I knew he'd be coming. Then that one time Colton, Pegher, and I were all bumping coming down the backstretch I had to stop and start thinking about the big picture- it was getting crazy."

Charlier was third over Pegher. After joining up with the Tour on August 12 at Pittsburgh, Pegher reeled off four straight top four finishes to end the season. Duritsky matched his best career Tour finish of fifth from way back on October 9, 2015 at McKean County Raceway. Brady Wonderling, who finished third in Tour points in his first season, dropped to sixth at the finish, but was selected as the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night" for holding off Chad Homan in the dash to earn a front row starting spot with his brother Brady. Ironically Homan followed him across the feature finish in seventh as Genco, Brian Knowles, and Logan Zarin completed the top 10.

Knowles raced from 18th to ninth to earn the $100 Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger gift card. After a solid performance one week ago at Pittsburgh, Josh Stoica got caught up in an accident and was selected as the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" recipient.

Driving for Paul "Jabo" Jablonski for just the third time, Ricky Steigerwald led all eight laps of the non-qualifier to close out the "Steel City Stampede". The 22-year-old Stock Car racer hopes to move into the RUSH Late Model division in 2019. The Pittsburgh, Pa. driver earned $175 in Jablonski's Classic Landscaping/Side Lines Trees Service-sponsored #3. Steigerwald became the 34th different winner in 38 races run all-time in the "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series, which saw Bill Kessler capture the 2018 title. Collin Burke was a close second in his Tour debut. Zach Gunn was third for his third top four non-qualifier finish. Brandon Lott was another driver making his Tour debut and finished fourth over Jared Kane.

Pegher set fast time in $100 FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying on Friday night by just 0.006 of a second over Duritsky with a lap 17.906. Pegher then went on to win the first $25 FK Rod End heat race, while Duritsky, Jeremy Wonderling, and Brady Wonderling also picked up $25 heat wins over the 33-car field. Khole Wanzer, who paced the four-wide salute with his pink October breast cancer awareness wrap, won the first last chance B main on Saturday, while Chad Sines won the second.

Fourteen-year-old Blaze Myers pulled off a stunning upset to win his first career Bicknell Racing Products Tour feature for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, worth $800. Myers won the last chance B main from the third starting spot then charged from 19th in the feature to pull off a last lap pass of 2018 Bicknell Tour and Weekly Series Champion, Garrett Krummert. To make things even more impressive, Myers did a 360-spin with five laps to go losing at least five positions. The victory also propelled Myers to the "Futures Cup" Championship! Myers also picked up a pair of contingencies with the $100 Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger gift card and the Sherwood Wheels "Man of Steel" free steel wheel.

"I drove a heck of a race after spinning out there," explained the Franklin, Pa. teenager. "I knew I just had to hug that bottom or I wouldn't have gotten by anyone. I just to have to thank Chip Ritchey, the Weavers, my dad, and my whole family for allowing me to do this. I couldn't do any of this without them. Everyone on this car just did a hell of a job- thank you! I just love this and it's such a grateful thing. My dad is my number one hero."

Bicknell Tour Championship contenders Chas Wolbert and Garrett Krummert led the field to green for the 20-lap feature. Wolbert had a four-point lead on Krummert and six-point lead on fourth starting Brandon Ritchey. Wolbert grabbed the early lead over Krummert and fifth starting Tony Tatgenhorst. Josh Deems started ninth and was already to fourth after two laps taking the spot from Jessica Kriegisch. On lap four, Tatgenhorst closed in making it a three-car race for the lead before a caution for debris with four laps scored.

When racing resumed, Krummert took the lead on lap five before a caution for a spin by Steve Slater. Back under green, Tatgenhorst slid Wolbert for second. It was three-wide for second on lap seven as Tatgenhorst held the spot over Wolbert and Deems. After a caution for a Kevin Long spin, Deems, Jacob Jordan, and Kole Holden overtook Wolbert for positions three through five on lap eight.

Myers meanwhile was working his way forward and cracked the top five on lap 12. Myers though lost the handle in turn four on lap 15 spinning, but was able to do a 360 spin and keep going, while Brian Sadler spun to bring out the caution. Myers though lost at least five spots and had just five laps to get to the front. When racing resumed, Deems passed Tatgenhorst for second and went after Krummert running the bottom. They were side-side for the lead on lap 17 when the event's final caution was displayed for Steve Slater's spin, which proved crucial for Myers.

Myers got a great restart flying into second on lap 18 as he continued to find the moisture around the bottom. Myers caught Krummert and the two were side-by-side and literally a dead heat according to AMB scoring as they crossed the line with the white flag waving. Myers hit the moisture around the bottom perfect and was able to fend off Krummert's last chance turn four run off the cushion coming to the checkered to win by just 0.161 of a second in the Brady Myers-owned, R.H. Construction/R.K. Virgile Scrap Metals/Billy's Garage/R&R Enterprises-sponsored #43JR. Myers became the 14th different Bicknell Tour winner in 26 races run all-time. The victory was Myers' second of his career as he won the season opener at Sharon Speedway on June 2 over a 31-car field in Bicknell Weekly Series competition.

Deems' third was his best Tour finish of the season beating out a pair of seventh place finishes. Holden's fourth and Tatgenhorst's fifth were also their best Tour finishes of the season. Wolbert dropped to sixth to collect second in points. Jordan was seventh after starting 16th. Kyle Martell was eighth. After coming from 12th to second in the last chance B main, Rocky Kugel made his way up to ninth at the finish after starting 20th in the feature. Rob Kristyak completed the top 10 after starting 18th.

Jim Bryce was chosen as the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night" for holding off Billy Myers for the final transfer spot in the B main. Ritchey was awarded the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" after dropping out of the feature while having a shot at the title. Deems, Tatgenhorst, and Wolbert won the heat races over the 30-car field, which was an all-time division Lernerville record beating the previous high of 29 from two years ago at the "Steel City Stampede".

Back on May 20, Chad Ruhlman made his Sprint Car debut and came out on top as a winner at Old Bradford Speedway. On Saturday, Ruhlman closed out his rookie Sprint Car campaign in victory lane by leading all 20 laps over his brother Brian for the $800 victory and inaugural $5,000 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship for the RUSH Sprint Cars. It was Ruhlman's third win in three tries at Lernerville.

"What a fun place this was," expressed the 41-year-old Bemus Point, NY standout. "Whoever did this race track deserves a steak dinner. This was probably the most technical cushion I've ever had to run. Amazing race surface right now. I would put this against Earl Baltes' Eldora (Speedway). I'm glad we got the (RUSH) Crate Late Model and now the Sprint Steel City Stampede win. I was glad to see Brian (Ruhlman) in second, but glad I didn't see his nose. I'm so happy we did this deal. My son (Kevin) has worked hard with me. We had no idea what Sprint Cars even were when we ran our first night out. I'm pretty certain Kevin will be in a car next year if we can talk mother into it. I think I'm going to do some USAC stuff. I have to thank RUSH for giving us this opportunity so we could learn without going broke doing it."

Chad Ruhlman jumped to the early lead, while brother Brian made some great moves going from fifth to second on the opening lap. The third position was very sought after as Brandon Hawkins had it on the opening lap until seventh starting John Mollick moved to the position on lap two. Shawn Smith then made his way from sixth to third on lap six. Zach Morrow would then be the final third place runner after him and Smith traded the spot between laps 13-16. Meanwhile, it was all Chad Ruhlman out front as he captured his 15th win of the season by 6.230 seconds in his North Star Unlimited/Rand Machining/Premier Communications/Ruhlman Race Cars/Close Racing Supply/Callahan Weber Hydraulics-sponsored #87R.

Brian Ruhlman's second was his best finish of the season after debuting with a third on August 25 at Pittsburgh. Morrow's third place was enough to overtake Lernerville "Wednesday Night Lightning" Champion, Arnie Kent, for third in points. Kent had worked his way from 15th to fifth before getting caught up in an accident at the halfway point. Shawn Smith continued his strong conclusion to the end of the season with his eighth straight top five finish after coming home fourth over Brandon Hawkins. Heat winners on Friday over the 16-car field were Scott Hawkins and Chad Ruhlman.

This concludes the 2018 season for the Sweeney Late Model Tour, Bicknell Sportsman Modified Tour, and RUSH Sprint Cars. The 2018 RUSH Racing Series Awards Banquet & Dinner will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2018 at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center located just west of New Castle, Pa. on Route 422 in Edinburg, Pa.

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series Race #17 (25 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. COLTON FLINNER (75) 2. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 3. Daryl Charlier (12) 4. Mike Pegher, Jr. (Geisler 1c) 5. Michael Duritsky, Jr. (90J) 6. Brady Wonderling (Ralyea z1) 7. Chad Homan (91) 8. Jason Genco (Craig/Badgley 29J) 9. Brian Knowles (7) 10. Logan Zarin (1z) 11. Joey Zambotti III (948) 12. Jason Fosnaught (J19) 13. Justin Lamb (93x) 14. Eric Wilson (27W) 15. Ryan Frazee (11F) 16. Jamie Wrightsman (21J) 17. Bill Kessler (09) 18. Cory Sines (25) 19. Chad Sines (15) 20. Andy Spooner (3A) 21. Christian Schneider (Maniecki 1ST) 22. Matt Dobnak (42) 23. Braeden Dillinger (14) 24. Josh Stoica (22J) 25. Khole Wanzer (01W). (Note: Bill Kessler took a Tour provisional.)

Non-Qualifier ($175 to-win):1. Ricky Steigerwald (3) 2. Collin Burke (41B) 3. Zach Gunn (114G) 4. Brandon Lott (47) 5. Jared Kane (7) 6. Stanley Spooner (3)-DNS 7. Chuck Recker (6R)-DNS 8. Jake Gunn (14G)-DNS.

Car Count: 33
Feature Margin of Victory: 1.066 seconds
Feature Lap Leaders: Jeremy Wonderling (1-15), Colton Flinner (16-25)
Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down Hard Charger": Brian Knowles (+9)
TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night": Josh Stoica
Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night": Brady Wonderling

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock Qualifying" ($100 for fast time): 1. Mike Pegher, Jr. 17.906 2. Michael Duritsky, Jr. 17.912 3. Jeremy Wonderling 17.975 4. Braeden Dillinger 18.126 5. Cory Sines 18.281 6. Daryl Charlier 18.283 7. Logan Zarin 18.312 8. Ryan Frazee 18.349 9. Jason Genco 18.355 10. Colton Flinner 18.391 11. Eric Wilson 18.456 12. Brady Wonderling 18.472 13. Josh Stoica 18.499 14. Christian Schneider 18.549 15. Justin Lamb 18.576 16. Matt Dobnak 18.587 17. Khole Wanzer 18.589 18. Collin Burke 18.682 19. Joey Zambotti III 18.702 20. Chad Sines 18.738 21. Chad Homan 18.765 22. Jake Gunn 18.867 23. Andy Spooner 18.886 24. Jared Kane 18.947 25. Bill Kessler 18.965 26. Brian Knowles 18.987 27. Stanley Spooner 19.060 28. Jason Fosnaught 19.104 29. Jamie Wrightsman 19.264 30. Brandon Lott 19.449 31. Zach Gunn 19.472 32. Chuck Recker 19.606 33. Ricky Steigerwald 19.733.

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 1 (8 laps, $25 to-win, top 5 transfer to A): 1. Pegher 2. Homan 3. Genco 4. Stoica 5. Wrightsman 6. Wanzer 7. Steigerwald 8. Co. Sines 9. Kane.

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 2 (8 laps, $25 to-win, top 5 transfer to A): 1. Duritsky 2. Flinner 3. Charlier 4. Schneider 5. Knowles 6. Burke 7. J. Gunn 8. Lott.
RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 3 (8 laps, $25 to-win, top 5 transfer to A): 1. J. Wonderling 2. Zarin 3. Zambotti 4. Lamb 5. Wilson 6. A. Spooner 7. S. Spooner 8. Z. Gunn.

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 4 (8 laps, $25 to-win, top 5 transfer to A): 1. B. Wonderling 2. Dillinger 3. Dobnak 4. Frazee 5. Fosnaught 6. Kessler 7. Ch. Sines 8. Recker.
RUSH Late Model Last Chance B Main 1 (8 laps, top 2 transfer to A): 1. Wanzer 2. Co. Sines 3. Steigerwald 4. Burke 5. Kane 6. Lott 7. J. Gunn.

RUSH Late Model Last Chance B Main 2 (8 laps, top 2 transfer to A): 1. Ch. Sines 2. A. Spooner 3. Kessler 4. Z. Gunn 5. S. Spooner 6. Recker.

RUSH Late Model Dash (6 laps): 1. J. Wonderling 2. B. Wonderling 3. Homan 4. Duritsky 5. Dillinger 6. Flinner 7. Zarin 8. Pegher-DNS.
Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified Bicknell Touring Series Race #5 (20 laps, $800 to-win): 1. BLAZE MYERS (43JR) 2. Garrett Krummert (Schaffer 10s) 3. Josh Deems (9D) 4. Kole Holden (2) 5. Tony Tatgenhorst (63) 6. Chas Wolbert (c3) 7. Jacob Jordan (28J) 8. Kyle Martell (8) 9. Rocky Kugel (83) 10. Rob Kristyak (00) 11. Jessica Kriegisch (63) 12. Michael Kristyak (404) 13. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 14. Kevin Long (22) 15. Jeremy Weaver (35W) 16. Brian Schaffer (14) 17. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 18. Steve Slater (29) 19. Jim Bryce (Schaffer 4) 20. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57) 21. Preston Cope (24P) 22. Amelia Clay (4S) 23. Brian Sadler (5) 24. Brandon Ritchey (17).

Did not qualify for the feature: Billy Myers (43X), Greg Porter (25), Joe Gibson (19), Josh Hinchberger (5), Jason Hufnagel (048), Lexi Couch (51)
Car Count: 30
Margin of Victory: 0.161 of a second
Feature Lap Leaders: Garrett Krummert (1-19), Blaze Myers (20)
Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down Hard Charger": Blaze Myers (+18)
Sherwood Wheels "Man of Steel": Blaze Myers
TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night": Brandon Ritchey
Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night": Jim Bryce

RUSH Sportsman Mod Heat 1 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to the A): 1. Deems 2. J. Kriegisch 3. Ritchey 4. Kalb 5. Cope 6. Jordan 7. Ehrenberg 8. Hufnagel 9. Gibson 10. Couch.

RUSH Sportsman Mod Heat 2 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to the A): 1. Tatgenhorst 2. Sadler 3. C. Kriegisch 4. Slater 5. Long 6. Clay 7. Bi. Myers 8. Porter 9. Schaffer 10. Hinchberger.

RUSH Sportsman Mod Heat 3 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to the A): 1. Wolbert 2. Krummert 3. Martell 4. Holden 5. Weaver 6. R. Kristyak 7. Bl. Myers 8. M. Kristyak 9. Bryce 10. Kugel-DNS.

RUSH Sportsman Mod Last Chance B Main (10 laps, top 6 transfer to the A): 1. Bl. Myers 2. Kugel 3. Schaffer 4. Ehrenberg 5. M. Kristyak 6. Bryce 7. Bi. Myers 8. Porter 9. Gibson 10. Hinchberger 11. Hufnagel 12. Couch.

RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #24(20 laps, $800 to-win):1. CHAD RUHLMAN (87R) 2. Brian Ruhlman (49) 3. Zach Morrow (27) 4. Shawn Smith (36) 5. Brandon Hawkins (27H) 6. John Mollick (Clever 4J) 7. Steve Cousins (56) 8. Dave Hawkins (27) 9. Brian Woodhall (8B) 10. Jim Kurpakus (72B) 11. Scott Hawkins (37) 12. Brad Blackshear (19) 13. Arnie Kent (18) 14. Phil Thornton (35) 15. Steve Pedley (21) 16. Gale Ruth, Jr. (Culver 1c)-DNS.

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Rocket Chassis, Landrum Performance Spring, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

RUSH Sportsman Modified marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Sherwood Racing Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

 

 

2018 HARVEST CUP AT HAUBSTADT GOES TO C.J. LEARY

Haubstadt, IN - October 13, 2018 - C.J. Leary won the Harvest Cup signifying the conclusion of the racing season at Tri-State Speedway. It was also the final event in 2018 for both the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprints. This year‚€™s event was co-sanctioned by the two organizations. Leary quickly moved into the lead on lap three and continued to hold the lead throughout the 30 lap feature. The program was a complete sweep for the Greenwood, IN, driver. He had already set the overall fastest time in group qualifying with a lap of 13.136 seconds. Then he followed up the deed by winning the third heat race. There was no doubt who had the fastest machine in the field. The victory was worth $5,000. It was the third MSCS feature win this season for Leary. The first two laps were led by Kyle Cummins after starting on the pole. The Princeton, IN, driver had won the first two features in a special series of three races to be sanctioned by WAR. Weather contributed to the third stop being moved to Tri-State Speedway. Cummins had an opportunity to win a bonus of $20,000 if he could win all three races. He had won his heat race and had a real chance to win the Bell Racing USA Triple Crown Challenge. Kyle would finish fourth in the feature this time out. The two drivers sharing the podium with Leary were Kent Schmidt and Justin Grant. Schmidt, who races out of Owensville, IN, turned in his best performance of the year in finishing second. He stayed in contention after passing Robert Ballou on lap 6. Grant had moved the Topp Sprinter into third by the halfway mark. Jarett Andretti moved up to finish fifth. Second heat winner Robert Ballou was sixth. Fourth heat winner Chase Stockon was seventh. Chet Williams, Donny Brackett, and Aric Gentry rounded out the top ten. In a pre-race presentation Championship trophies and Hoosier Tire award jackets were presented to 2018 MSCS Champion Carson Short and the car owner Richard Short. Eric Perrott received the MSCS Rookie of the Year Award. The Shorts are from Marion, IL, and Perrott is from Sumner, IL. The POWRi WAR Wildcard League Champion Landon Simon and MMSA Champion Cody Trammel were also recognized at that time. Carson Short also received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award for his mid-pack finish in the feature. Chet Williams was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race in gaining 8 spots during the main event. Donny Brackett won the B Main. The feature was red flagged two times. Brandon Mattox flipped in turn two on lap nine. Landon Simon brought out the red on the opposite end of the track on lap 14. The first heat was also action packed. Five of the nine cars entered managed to finish. In other action Brandon McDowell of Boonville, IN, won the UMP Modified feature. It was win number three at Haubstadt for McDowell this season. Dustin Beck, Zach Fair, Dane Heilman and Dennis Ponder rounded out the top five. Fair and McDowell won the heat races. Dave Beck was the fastest qualifier. The MMSA Mini-Sprints closed out the show. The 20 lap feature went to Brad Strunk over Rod Henning and Justin Lewis. It was Strunk‚€™s second consecutive feature win at the speedway. Cody Trammel and Dean Parker rounded out the top five. Henning, Brandon Coffey, and Parker won the three heat races. __Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.__ .

SUMMARY Harvest Cup at Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN - October 13, 2018

MSCS & POWRi WAR Sprint Cars: (34 Entries) Overall Fastest Qualifier - 30 C.J. Leary, 13.136 seconds First Heat - 3c Kyle Cummins, 36D Dave Darland, 5 Carson Short, _________ 24 Brian Van Meveren, 99 Alec Sipes, 4B Donny Brackett, 74x Josh Hodges, _________ 54 Trey Gropp, 20 Chase Hayhurst Second Heat - 12 Robert Ballou, 4 Justin Grant, 71p Jason McDougal, 04 Landon Simon, ___________ 11 James Lyerla, 56 Mitchell Davis, 90x Riley Kreisel, ___________60 Buddy Cunningham, 45 Eric Perrott Third Heat - 30 C.J. Leary, 5K Kent Schmidt, 28 Brandon Mattox, 10 Aric Gentry, _________ 14J Jadon Rogers, 4C Daylon Chambers, 27 Brian Wallace, 90 Patrick Budde Fourth Heat - 32 Chase Stockon, 7bc Tyler Courtney, 18 Jarett Andretti, __________ 38 Chet Williams, 98 Brandon Morin, 63 Josh Cunningham, __________ 7H Kyle Hathaway DNS, 100 Justin Meneely DNS B Main - 4B Donny Brackett, 11 James Lyerla, 98 Brandon Morin, 54 Trey Gropp, _______ 90x Riley Kreisel, 63 Josh Cunningham, 4C Daylan Chambers, 45 Eric Perrott, _______ 90 Patrick Budde, 99 Alec Sipes, 27 Brian Wallace, 14J Jadon Rogers, _______ 20 Chayse Hayhurst Feature (30 Laps) - 30 C.J. Leary, 5K Kent Schmidt, 4 Justin Grant, 3C Kyle Cummins, ___________ 18 Jarett Andretti, 12 Robert Ballou, 32 Chase Stockon, 38 Chet Williams, ___________ 4B Donny Brackett, 10 Aric Gentry, 5 Carson Short, 11 James Lyerla, ________ 24 Brian Van Meveren, 54 Trey Gropp, 7bc Tyler Courtney, 04 Landon Simon, _____36D Dave Darland, 98 Brandon Morin, 71P Jason McDougal, 28 Brandon Mattox _____45 Eric Perrott DNS

 

 

Seavey Seals the Deal in 14th Annual Meents Memorial

Belleville, IL - Logan Seavey added himself to the winner's list of the Charlene Meents Memorial, taking the 14th annual with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League at Belle-Clair Speedway and adding his name alongside some of the best in the business. Seavey's Meents Memorial victory is his sixth of 2018 with POWRi, tying him with current League point leader Tucker Klaasmeyer.

After the initial start being called because as a result of a spun Tucker Klaasmeyer off turn two, Seavey piloted his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet by Spike into the early lead over Holly Shelton and Jerry Coons, Jr. As the laps clicked off, Shelton closed in on Seavey rolling the bottom as Seavey railed the top. But just as Shelton looked close enough to possibly mount a charge for the lead, the caution came out for Paul Nienhiser in turn four.

Returning to racing, Seavey took off until the yellow was displayed for Karsyn Elledge who came to a stop in turns one and two. Resuming green flag conditions, Seavey distanced himself from the rest of the field as Zach Daum moved past both Shelton and Coons, Jr. off turn two. As the laps wound down, Daum appeared to close on Seavey as the duo reached lapped traffic.

With less than a handful of laps remaining, Seavey navigated lapped traffic with no mistakes, closing the door on any opportunity Daum had to challenge for the top position. Coming to the line behind Seavey and Daum, Jerry Coons, Jr. took third with Holly Shelton in fourth. Ryan Robinson completed the top five.

"That was a lot of fun," commented Logan Seavey. "I'm glad the rain stopped and we were able to get the race track going. The big hole in one, early on, I really tried to get above it, but then later I played it a little safer and moved down and I actually think I got better. I still was just lacking a little bit in three and four. I felt like I fell back a little bit and really had to pick the pace up. I can't thank all the guys enough at KKM and TRD that let me do this."

"I tried running above the cushion for a little bit," said Zach Daum. "I knew I couldn't do 30 laps up there without making a mistake and possibly crashing the car. The risk wasn't worth the reward at that moment. I tried to find another line that was a little smoother. We actually reeled them in there and then we caught lapped traffic and tried to make a play for it. He seen me down there and started cheating the entry of two, which is what he had to do. I'm just glad to finally put a good run together. We'll just try to finish out the season with some good runs."

"Had a good first start there getting the lead as the yellow came out, but I don't know if I could have kept Logan behind us," stated Jerry Coons, Jr. "He was quick and running a very aggressive line, running up above the cushion like that. Holly was faster on the bottom, so I went down there for a while and got back by her and then the bottom went away so I jumped back to the top and they were just faster than us. We had a good car. I can't thank these guys enough. We were just a little off and we adjusted our baseline a little bit tonight, so it was kind of a test session, if you will. We saw a lot that we liked."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 2: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY, Heat 3: 67K - HOLLY SHELTON, Heat 4: 25 - JERRY COONS, Heat 5: 5D - ZACH DAUM

Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 37 - TERRY BABB, 21KS - KARTER SARFF

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 5D - ZACH DAUM 3. 25 - JERRY COONS 4. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 5. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 6. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 7. 39BC - ZEB WISE 8. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 9. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 10. 23 - TRAVIS BERRYHILL 11. 37 - TERRY BABB 12. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 13. 28M - ACE MCCARTHY 14. 51B - PAUL NIENHISER 15. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 16. 91 - DANIEL ROBINSON 17. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 18. 83 - KARSYN ELLEDGE 19. 27Z - ZANE HENDRICKS 20. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 21. 7F - AUSTIN BROWN 22. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 23. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

 

 

Blake Hahn Banks $10,041 in I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals Finale!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 6, 2018) – Blake Hahn is seemingly developing quite a penchant for big events.

Saturday night, Hahn reeled in the $10,041 lion’s share by topping one of the crown jewels of 360-ci Sprint Car racing with a triumph in the 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires atop the high-banked ľ-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval.

The Sapulpa, OK, native battled past early pacesetter Howard More on the 13th circuit and led the rest of the way in the 41-lapper aboard the Smiley’s Racing Products/Griffith Truck & Equipment No. 52 entry to become the 18th different winner in the storied history of the Short Track Nationals.

Hahn took the checkered flag ahead of Friday night winner Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, TX, and Memphis shoe Moore.

“Wow, we’re here in victory lane,” Hahn exclaimed upon climbing out of his winning mount. “To win a race like this, the Short Track Nationals, this is a special win. I ran micros a lot here early in my career, this is pretty close to home for us so this is awesome.”

The signature score goes along with a $13,000 triumph in the early portion of the season in Wichita, KS, giving Hahn a pair of five-figure wins on the season.

After a fifth-place showing in Friday’s preliminary event, Hahn racked up the most passing points in Saturday’s heat race and qualifying race action to secure his first career STN championship feature start and then gridded the main event outside the second row after a fourth-place finish behind Moore, Joe B. Miller and Tim Crawley in the Mike Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”.

Moore gunned into the early lead aboard his No. 40 entry with Miller and Hahn battling in side-by-side fashion for several laps in the early going. The duo closed in on Moore as traffic came into play with Hahn making his first attempt to slide into the lead in turns one and two on the 12th round.

Moore battled back with the duo even at the stripe before Hahn slid into the lead for keeps on the 13th circuit. From there, Hahn weathered a pair of interruptions while pacing the field the remaining distance to reach victory lane.

Moore, Crawley and Miller held down the three positions behind Hahn until fifth-running Hafertepe, Jr., picked off a pair of quick positions after a brief stoppage with 30 laps in the books. With the final 11 lap portion run off in non-stop fashion, Hahn was able to open up a near half straightaway advantage as Hafertepe, Jr., and Moore waged war for second.

Hafertepe, Jr., finally secured the runner-up position by the 35th round, but it was too late to reel in Hahn. Hafertepe, Jr., settled for his third career STN runner-up finish in six overall championship feature starts.

Making his second consecutive STN championship finale, Moore posted a career-best finish of third to round out the podium.

Washington native Seth Bergman recorded a career-best STN finish as well by earning Hard Charger honors with a rally from the 14th starting position to capture fouirth. Bergman picked off four positions over the final 15 laps to crack the top five.

Missouri’s Joe B. Miller raced among the lead pack throughout and rounded out the top five in his first career STN championship finale with current USCS points leader Jordon Mallett, Harli White, Skylar Gee, Cody Gardner and Dylan Westbrook completing the top ten.

The feature event was slowed just twice with the first caution flying after 22 laps for a turn two tangle involving John Carney II and Ernie Ainsworth. The red lights flickered on eight laps later when Chris Martin sailed off the turn one embankment.

Along with Hahn, another eight drivers cracked their first STN championship finale including Miller (5th), White (7th), Westbrook (10th), Carney II (13th), Carson Short (14th), Koty Adams (17th) and Martin (18th). Hailing from Marion, IL, Short also ranked as the top-finishing STN rookie.

At the other end of the spectrum, Tim Crawley made an event record 21st career STN championship feature start. He held down fourth with ten laps to go before fading to 12th in the closing rounds.

Carney II, Scott Smith, Matt Covington, Cody Gardner, Bergman, Martin, Moore, Mallett and Brandon Hanks topped heat race action for Saturday night’s 74-car field. Each one picked up a $100 bonus courtesy of Jenkins Fleet Services.

Hahn, Crawley, Westbrook and Morgan Turpen were victorious in qualifying race action with Channin Tankersley and Derek Hagar winning the “C” Mains and then Turpen and Bergman topping “B” Mains.

Moore pocketed an extra $500 by winning the Mike Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash” with Justin Webb earning a $500 bonus as well by winning the “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards.

Brady Bacon was awarded the “Josh Howard Determination Award” worth $300. The Broken Arrow, OK, native now residing in Indiana was involved in a heat race skirmish with five-time STN champion Sammy Swindell that had the crowd abuzz. Bacon rallied back with a charge from 13th to snare the final transfer position in “C” Main action and then made a valiant “B” Main effort from 17th to fifth that fell just two positions shy of advancing to the big dance.

Swindell didn’t fare as well, getting into a “C” Main incident in short order that doused any possibility of a third consecutive STN title.

Each “A” Main event finishing position paid off in a sum finished off by $41 in honor of Jason Johnson. The added money was courtesy of Big Show Productions.

31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Saturday Night Results – October 6, 2018:

Heat Races (Top 40 in Finishing/Passing Points to Qualifying Races; Balance to Two “C” Mains):

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II (2), 2. 17b-Ryan Bickett (1), 3. 94-Jeff Swindell (3), 4. 5x-Tyson Hall (4), 5. 17T-Channin Tankersley (5), 6. 10-Terry Gray (6), 7. 9jr-Derek Hagar (9), 8. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (7), 9. 11g-Mike Goodman (8).

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 12-Scott Smith (2), 2. 8z-Zach Pringle (7), 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson (6), 4. 47-Dale Howard (5), 5. 2h-Wally Henson (1), 6. 32m-Adam Miller (3), 7. 93-Jake Knight (4), 8. 44c-Chase Howard (8), 9. 00-Johnny Smith (DNS).

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington (2), 2. 51b-Joe B. Miller (4), 3. 1x-Tim Crawley (6), 4. 08-Cannon McIntosh (5), 5. 26-Marshall Skinner (8), 6. 31-Justin Webb (1), 7. 3-Sammy Swindell (3), 8. 99b-Brady Bacon (7).

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 88r-Cody Gardner (1), 2. 1-Robbie Price (2), 3. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (4), 4. 21a-Koty Adams (5), 5. 74e-Claud Estes (6), 6. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (7), 7. 24-Kenny Coke (3), 8. 95x-Asa Swindell (DNS).

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman (3), 2. 10k-Dewayne White (1), 3. 77x-Alex Hill (2), 4. 72k-Rick Kahler (5), 5. 38-Rick Pringle (8), 6. 13m-Chance McCrary (6), 7. 44h-Ronny Howard (4), 8. 6-Dustin Gates (7).

Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 44m-Chris Martin (2), 2. 52-Blake Hahn (8), 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen (4), 4. 17w-Harli White (6), 5. 9$-Kyle Clark (7), 6. 12w-Dale Wester (5), 7. 58-Gary Floyd (3), 8. 99J-Blake Jenkins (1).

Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 40-Howard Moore (3), 2. 5-Eric Lutz (5), 3. 121-Jan Howard (1), 4. 57-Cody Howard (4), 5. 0-Eric Baldaccini (6), 6. 44-Jason Howell (2), 7. 10k2-Burt Wilson (7), 8. 29w-Wade Woolsey (8).

Eighth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett (2), 2. 45x-Johnny Herrera (4), 3. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (8), 4. 21x-Carson Short (3), 5. D6-Dakota Gaines (5), 6. 5J-Jamie Ball (6), 7. 39-Brad Bowden (7), 8. 94L-Layne Himebaugh (1).

Ninth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks (2), 2. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (4), 3. 99-Skylar Gee (7), 4. 30-Joseph Miller (1), 5. 2x-Tucker Doughty (6), 6. 12T-Joe Young (3), 7. 21m-Spencer Meredith (8), 8. 45-Martin Edwards (5).

Qualifying Races – Top 12 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn (6), 2. 40-Howard Moore (5), 3. 17w-Harli White (7), 4. 84-Brandon Hanks (3), 5. 77x-Alex Hill (8), 6. 17b-Ryan Bickett (1), 7. 12-Scott Smith (4), 8. 57-Cody Howard (10), 9. 72k-Rick Kahler (9), 10. 2c-Wayne Johnson (2).

Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 1x-Tim Crawley (2), 2. 51b-Joe B. Miller (3), 3. 26-Marshall Skinner (7), 4. 21x-Carson Short (10), 5. 8z-Zach Pringle (6), 6. 47-Dale Howard (8), 7. 10k-Dewayne White (1), 8. 121-Jan Howard (9), 9. 95-Matt Covington (4), 10. 5-Eric Lutz (5).

Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (1), 2. 45x-Johnny Herrera (3), 3. 88r-Cody Gardner (2), 4. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (6), 5. 99-Skylar Gee (5), 6. 44m-Chris Martin (4), 7. 08-Cannon McIntosh (8), 8. 38-Rick Pringle (7), 9. 9$-Kyle Clark (9), 10. 74e-Claud Estes (10).

Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 10m-Moran Turpen (1), 2. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (3), 3. 14-Jordon Mallett (4), 4. 1-Robbie Price (2), 5. 23-Seth Bergman (6), 6. J2-John Carney II (5), 7. 21a-Koty Adams (8), 8. 0-Eric Baldaccini (10), 9. 94-Jeff Swindell (7), 10. 5x-Tyson Hall (9).

“C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature; Positions 4-6 to “Red Shirt Dash”

First “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 17T-Channin Tankersley (2), 2. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (13), 3. 2x-Tucker Doughty (1), 4. 39-Brad Bowden (9), 5. 12w-Dale Wester (6), 6. 32m-Adam Miller (7), 7. 44-Jason Howell (8), 8. 93-Jake Knight (10), 9. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (3), 10. 99J-Blake Jenkins (14), 11. 13m-Chance McCrary (5), 12. 2h-Wally Henson (4), 13. 29w-Wade Woolsey (15), 14. 3-Sammy Swindell (11), 15. 6-Dustin Gates (12). DNS: 58-Gary Floyd, 95x-Asa Swindell.

Second “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (3), 2. 5J-Jamie Ball (5), 3. 99b-Brady Bacon (13), 4. 10-Terry Gray (4), 5. 31-Justin Webb (9), 6. D6-Dakota Gaines (2), 7. 11g-Mike Goodman (15), 8. 30-Joseph Miller (1), 9. 12T-Joe Young (7), 10. 24-Kenny Coke (11), 11. 44h-Ronny Howard (10), 12. 45-Martin Edwards (12), 13. 10k2-Burt Wilson (8), 14. 21m-Spencer Meredith (6), 15. 94L-Layne Himebaugh (14). DNS: 44c-Chase Howard, 00-Johnny Smith.

Mike Pack Building Materials Dash for Cash (Finishing Order Set First Two Rows of “A” Main):

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 40-Howard Moore (1) [$500], 2. 51b-Joe B. Miller (2) [$250], 3. 1x-Tim Crawley (3) [$150], 4. 52-Blake Hahn (4) [$100].

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A:

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 10m-Morgan Turpen (1), 2. J2-John Carney II (5), 3. 21x-Carson Short (2), 4. 77x-Alex Hill (4), 5. 47-Dale Howard (6), 6. 17T-Channin Tankersley (13), 7. 84-Brandon Hanks (3), 8. 21a-Koty Adams (8), 9. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (14), 10. 5x-Tyson Hall (12), 11. 2x-Tucker Doughty (15), 12. 10k-Dewayne White (9), 13. 17b-Ryan Bickett (7), 14. 72k-Rick Kahler (11), 15. 121-Jan Howard (10). DNS: 5-Eric Lutz, 2c-Wayne Johnson.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman (1), 2. 99-Skylar Gee (3), 3. 88r-Cody Gardner (2), 4. 95-Matt Covington (8), 5. 99b-Brady Bacon (17), 6. 1-Robbie Price (4), 7. 9jr-Derek Hagar (15), 8. 44m-Chris Martin (5), 9. 9$-Kyle Clark (13), 10. 0-Eric Baldaccini (10), 11. 5J-Jamie Ball (16), 12. 38-Rick Pringle (11), 13. 74e-Claud Estes (14), 14. 08-Cannon McIntosh (7), 15. 94-Jeff Swindell (12), 16. 21-Scott Smith (6), 17. 57-Cody Howard (9).

Lanny Edwards “Red Shirt Dash”

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 31-Justin Webb (1) [$500], 2. 39-Brad Bowden (4) [$300], 3. 10-Terry Gray (3) [$250], 4. D6-Dakota Gaines (6) [$200], 5. 32m-Adam Miller (5) [$150], 6. 12w-Dale Wester (2) [$100].

STN Championship “A” Feature

A Feature (41 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 52-Blake Hahn (4) [$10,041], 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (7) [$5,041], 3. 40-Howard Moore (1) [$2,541], 4. 23-Seth Bergman (14) [$2,241], 5. 51b-Joe B. Miller (2) [$2,041], 6. 14-Jordon Mallett (8) [$1,741], 7. 17w-Harli White (9) [$1,541], 8. 99-Skylar Gee (16) [$1,341], 9. 88r-Cody Gardner (18) [$1,241], 10. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (12) [$1,141], 11. 45x-Johnny Herrera (5) [$1,041], 12. 1x-Tim Crawley (3) [$941], 13. J2-John Carney II (15) [$941], 14. 21x-Carson Short (17) [$941], 15. 26-Marshall Skinner (11) [$841], 16. 10m-Morgan Turpen (13) [$841], 17. 21a-Koty Adams (20) [$841], 18. 44m-Chris Martin (19) [$841], 19. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (6) [$841], 20. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (21) [$841], 21. 8z-Zach Pringle (10) [$841].

Note: 44m-Chris Martin and 21a-Koty Adams were awarded the 19th and 20th “A” Main starting positions as the top two driver in accumulated passing/finishing points from heat races and qualifiers over Friday and Saturday that had not already secured feature starting berths; 91a-Ernie Ainsworth was awarded the 21st starting position via the I-30 Speedway track champion provisional.

Lap Leaders: Howard Moore 1-12, Blake Hahn 13-41.

 

 

Herrick Closes 2018 CRSA Season With Win

For Immediate Release October 6th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations - Toby LaGrange

Center Lisle, NY ‚€“ The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series made their way up the mountain to the very racy Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday evening. The event was part of Brett Deyo‚€™s Short Track Super Nationals.

A total of 19 drivers entered the event, which served as the 15th and final round of the season. Coming into the nights action, veteran Jeff Trombley held a 37-point lead over young gun Thomas Radivoy. With heat race points being offered for each event, the mathematical shot the Radivoy had would be determined after the heat races.

Determined by the draw, Trombley and Radivoy would end up in the same heat race (heat two). When the checkered flag waved Trombley would finish one spot ahead of Radivoy, thus making it pretty simple for Trombley to wrap up the series title. He would only need to start the 25-lap A-Main event to secure the title.

Trombley would finish third in the season finale and be crowned series champion for the second year in a row. The Altamont, New York driver now has two Dirt Modified championships on his resume (Fonda Speedway) and two Sprint Car titles.

In the event itself, Dalton Herrick finally shook the monkey off his back and picked up the win in the Art Kiser owned machine. The win was the first of the season for Herrick, despite being close multiple times this season. Tyler Jashembowski finished second with Trombley third, Scott Goodrich fourth and Emily VanInwegen fifth.

The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Trombley while the Powder Tech Powder Coating Hard Charger Award went to Dustin Purdy.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy‚€™s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny‚€™s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger‚€™s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

A-Main Finish (25 laps): Dalton Herrick, Tyler Jashembowski, Jeff Trombley, Scott Goodrich, Emily VanInwegen, Mike Jackson, Dustin Purdy, Trevor Years, Jerry Sehn Jr., Jesse Pruchnik, Eric Kurtz, Thomas Radivoy, Zachary Burd, Eric Jennings, Dana Wagner, Tyler Cartier, Mark Connoly, Justin Mills, Johnny Kolosek

 

 

Hafertepe Wires the Field in I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals Opener

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 5, 2018) – Current Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points leader Sam Hafertepe, Jr., kicked off the 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires by wiring the field in Friday night’s 27-lap preliminary feature atop the high-banked ľ-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval.

The Sunnyvale, TX, shoe fended off a pair of Derek Hagar sliders for the point just past midway and went on to take the $2,527 winner’s share by eight car-lengths aboard the Fisher-powered Townline Variety/Heidbreder Foundation Service No. 15h J&J.

“I’ve watched Sammy (Swindell) run enough laps around here to know that you have to be able to move around on the track,” Hafertepe, Jr. explained of the ASCS Mid-South sanctioned feature win. “I could have just rode around on the bottom the whole race and won, even if I got the bumper knocked off. But I wanted to move around on the track and see what was working.”

After tallying the most points through heat race and qualifying race action to earn the pole position, Hafertepe, Jr., outgunned fellow front row starter Hagar for the lead at the drop of the green flag.

Hafertepe, Jr., kept Hagar at bay several car lengths back until an inadvertent caution flew after 14 laps. Back into open track, Hagar turned up the heat and slid into the lead briefly in turns one and two on successive laps before the race’s final caution flew for Carson Short with 17 laps in the books.

Hafertepe, Jr., worked the middle of the track the rest of the way and slipped away to a safe advantage to secure the triumph.

“Derek was fast, I knew I just had to stick the middle of one and two and work the bottom of three and four,” Hafertepe, Jr. commented. “We still have some work to do to get faster for tomorrow.”

In his wake, Hagar and 1998 STN champion Tim Crawley battled in wheel-to-wheel fashion over the closing rounds with Hagar holding on for runner-up honors aboard his No. 9jr entry. Crawley settled for third in Ronnie Pitts’ No. 1x with Blake Hahn surging past Tony Bruce, Jr., on the 20th round to snare the fourth position.

Current USCS points leader Jordon Mallett made his way into fifth in the final circuits, with two-time STN champion Bruce, Jr., crossing the stripe in sixth. Brady Bacon turned in the feature’s top passing performance by rallying from 16th to seventh with Mike Goodman, Morgan Turpen and Canada’s Dylan Westbrook completing the top ten.

Cody Gardner, Dustin Gates, Goodman, Marshall Skinner, Howard Moore, Mallett, Westbrook, Bruce, Jr. and Hahn topped heat race action for the 73-car field with Harli White, Chris Martin, Hafertepe, Jr., and Jamie Ball winning the qualifying races.

John Carney II and Alex Hill scored “C” Main wins with Matt Covington and Bacon winning the “B” Mains.

Jeff Swindell was the first flip victim of the weekend when he got upside down in turn two on the opening lap of the fourth qualifier while Hill took a tumble in turn one on the second lap of “B” Main action after topping her “C” feature.

Five-time and defending STN champion Sammy Swindell was forced pitside in heat race action after a bolt came out of the throttle linkage. Swindell rallied from 14th to second in a “C” Main before being involved in the Hill incident in a “B” Main.

The 31st 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, qualifying races, “C” Mains, “B” Mains and 41-lap STN championship “A” Main along with the Mike Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash” and “Red Shirt Dash” in memory of Lanny Edwards. Racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m.

31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Friday Night Results:

Heat Races (Top 40 in Finishing/Passing Points to Qualifying Races; Balance to Two “C” Mains):

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 88r-Cody Gardner (2), 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (8), 3. 5x-Tyson Hall (1), 4. 08-Cannon McIntosh (3), 5. 8z-Zach Pringle (7), 6. 31-Justin Webb (5), 7. 58-Gary Floyd (6), 8. 21m-Spencer Meredith (9), 9. 45-Martin Edwards (4).

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 6-Dustin Gates (3), 2. 99b-Brady Bacon (6), 3. 17T-Channin Tankersley (4), 4. 5-Eric Lutz (7), 5. 44c-Chase Howard (2), 6. D6-Dakota Gaines (5), 7. 12T-Joe Young (8), 8. 24-Kenny Coke (1).

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 11g-Mike Goodman (1), 2. 95-Matt Covington (6), 3. 45x-Johnny Herrera (3), 4. 10-Terry Gray (2), 5. 84-Brandon Hanks (5), 6. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (7), 7. 10k-Dewayne White (4), 8. 00-Travis Rilat (DNS).

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 26-Marshall Skinner (1), 2. 1x-Tim Crawley (4), 3. 51b-Joe B. Miller (2), 4. 2c-Wayne Johnson (5), 5. 10m-Morgan Turpen (6), 6. 94-Jeff Swindell (8), 7. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (3), 8. 13m-Chance McCrary (7).

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 40-Howard Moore (3), 2. 21-Koty Adams (7), 3. 57-Cody Howard (1), 4. 1-Robbie Price (5), 5. 44-Jason Howell (2), 6. 72k-Rick Kahler (6), 7. 93-Jake Knight (4), 8. 10k2-Burt Wilson (8).

Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett (3), 2. 23-Seth Bergman (6), 3. 44m-Chris Martin (5), 4. 21x-Carson Short (7), 5. 47-Dale Howard (2), 6. 39-Brad Bowden (4), 7. 12w-Dale Wester (1), 8. 2x-Tucker Doughty (8).

Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (6), 2. 17w-Harli White (2), 3. 2h-Wally Henson (4), 4. 99J-Blake Jenkins (1), 5. 77x-Alex Hill (5), 6. 74e-Claud Estes (3), 7. 12-Scott Smith (8), 8. 32m-Adam Miller (7).

Eighth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (3), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (7), 3. 5J-Jamie Ball (4), 4. 121-Jan Howard (1), 5. 30-Joseph Miller (2), 6. 94L-Layne Himebaugh (8), 7. 29-Wade Woolsey (5), 8. 3-Sammy Swindell (6).

Ninth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn (6), 2. 99-Skylar Gee (8), 3. 17b-Ryan Bickett (4), 4. 44h-Ronny Howard (1), 5. J2-John Carney II (5), 6. 0-Eric Baldaccini (2), 7. 38-Rick Pringle (7), 8. 9$-Kyle Clark (3).

Qualifying Races – Top 14 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 17w-Harli White (1), 2. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (3), 3. 26-Marshall Skinner (2), 4. 23-Seth Bergman (4), 5. 21a-Koty Adams (5), 6. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (6), 7. 08-Cannon McIntosh (9), 8. 1-Robbie Price (8), 9. 94L-Layne Himebaugh (10), 10. 17b-Ryan Bickett (7).

Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 44m-Chris Martin (2), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (5), 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen (9), 4. 52-Blake Hahn (6), 5. 45x-Johnny Herrera (7), 6. 88r-Cody Gardner (3), 7. 99J-Blake Jenkins (10), 8. 6-Dustin Gates (4), 9. 17T-Channin Tankersley (1), 10. 5x-Tyson Hall (8).

Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (6), 2. 1x-Tim Crawley (3), 3. 2h-Wally Henson (1), 4. 51b-Joe B. Miller (7), 5. 99b-Brady Bacon (5), 6. 40-Howard Moore (4), 7. 57-Cody Howard (8), 8. 10-Terry Gray (9), 9. 5-Eric Lutz (2), 10. 121-Jan Howard (10).

Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 5J-Jamie Ball (1), 2. 11g-Mike Goodman (3), 3. 14-Jordon Mallett (4), 4. 21x-Carson Short (2), 5. 95-Matt Covington (5), 6. 99-Skylar Gee (6), 7. 2c-Wayne Johnson (7), 8. 44h-Ronny Howard (10), 9. 8z-Zach Pringle (8), 10. 94-Jeff Swindell (9).

“C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature

First “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II (2), 2. D6-Dakota Gaines (4), 3. 74e-Claud Estes (6), 4. 84-Brandon Hanks (1), 5. 72k-Rick Kahler (3), 6. 29-Wade Woolsey (8), 7. 24-Kenny Coke (13), 8. 10k2-Burt Wilson (10), 9. 93-Jake Knight (7), 10. 21m-Spencer Meredith (11), 11. 12w-Dale Wester (12), 12. 13m-Chance McCrary, 13. 12-Scott Smith. DNS: 44c-Chase Howard, 47-Dale Howard, 38-Rick Pringle, 00-Travis Rilat.

Second “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 77x-Alex Hill (1), 2. 3-Sammy Swindell (14), 3. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (13), 4. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (2), 5. 31-Justin Webb (5), 6. 30-Joseph Miller (4), 7. 0-Eric Baldaccini (8), 8. 9$-Kyle Clark (15), 9. 12T-Joe Young (6), 10. 44-Jason Howell (3), 11. 2x-Tucker Doughty (12), 12. 32m-Adam Miller (13), 13. 10k-Dewayne White (10), 14. 39-Brad Bowden (7), 15. 58-Gary Floyd (9), 16. 45-Martin Edwards (16).

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A:

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington (2), 2. 99-Skyler Gee (1), 3. 51b-Joe B. Miller (3), 4. 40-Howard Moore (4), 5. 45x-Johnny Herrera (5), 6. J2-John Carney II (12), 7. 6-Dustin Gates (6), 8. 5-Eric Lutz (8), 9. 57-Cody Howard (7), 10. 94L-Layne Himebaugh (11), 11. 74e-Claud Estes (14), 12. 17T-Channin Tankersley (10), 13. D6-Dakota Gaines (13), 14. 1-Robbie Price (9). DNS: 2c-Wayne Johnson, 121-Jan Howard.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 99b-Brady Bacon (1), 2. 21-Carson Short (4), 3. 26-Marshall Skinner (2), 4. 88r-Cody Gardner (5), 5. 08-Cannon McIntosh (7), 6. 8z-Zach Pringle (10), 7. 2h-Wally Henson (3), 8. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (14), 9. 44h-Ronny Howard (8), 10. 17b-Ryan Bickett (11), 11. 99J-Blake Jenkins (6), 12. 10-Terry Gray (9), 13. 77x-Alex Hill (12), 14. 3-Sammy Swindell (13). DNS: 5x-Tyson Hall, 94-Jeff Swindell.

“A” Feature

A Feature (27 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (1), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (2), 3. 1x-Tim Crawley (6), 4. 52-Blake Hahn (3), 5. 14-Jordon Mallett (7), 6. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (4), 7. 99b-Brady Bacon (16), 8. 11g-Mike Goodman (8), 9. 10m-Morgan Turpen (10), 10. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (14), 11. 23-Seth Bergman (11), 12. 95-Matt Covington (15), 13. 5J-Jamie Ball (12), 14. 44m-Chris Martin (5), 15. 99-Skylar Gee (17), 16. 51b-Joe B. Miller (19), 17. 21a-Koty Adams (13), 18. 26-Marshall Skinner (20), 19. 17w-Harli White (9), 20. 21x-Carson Short (18).

Lap Leaders: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-27.

 

 

Seth Bergman Cashes $5,100 in Sprint Invaders “Fall Haul” at 34 Raceway! Cody Wehrle is 2018 Sprint Invaders Champion!

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, September 30, 2018 – Seth Bergman led all 34 laps to claim an exciting inaugural “Fall Haul” Sunday night at 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa. The Sprint Invaders season finale paid $3,400 to win, and the Snohomish, Washington native added $1,700 in lap money to bring his winning total to $5,100. The win marked Bergman’s first with the Sprint Invaders Cody Wehrle capped a strong season to cement a championship with the series. A number of bonuses added to the coffers of all drivers assembled.

Bergman shot out from the pole position in the 34-lap main event ahead of Brayden Gaylord and Terry McCarl. The leader was dominant on the dry-slick 3/8-mile oval, and entered lapped traffic by the seventh lap. Top series career feature winner, Kaley Gharst, entered the top five by the eleventh lap, working by two drivers in one corner.

McCarl pursued Gaylord in heavy lapped traffic and took over second on lap 14. Gharst passed young Colten Fisher for fourth on the 15th lap, before the only caution of the race flew for debris. Bergman led McCarl, Gaylord, Gharst and John Schulz back to green.

While Bergman pulled away into his own zip code, McCarl and Gaylord battled hard for the second spot. In fact, you could have thrown a blanket over positions two through six at that point. Gharst was getting better on the bottom and passed Gaylord for third on lap 19 and then shot under McCarl for second on lap twenty.

The battle between Gharst and McCarl was on. McCarl would regain the spot with 11 laps to go. Weekend hard-charger, Joe B. Miller, entered his hat in the ring, and he and Gharst went back and forth for the third spot in the closing stages.

In the end, Bergman led McCarl, Gharst, Miller and Schulz to the finish. Jon Agan, Gaylord, Paul Nienhiser, Tanner Gebhardt and Fisher rounded out the top ten. Gaylord, Wehrle, Fisher and Schulz won heats. Schulz also won the Dash. Dustin Clark claimed the B main.

“Sometimes it’s tough,” said Bergman in Victory Lane. “We’ve never been here, and we didn’t know what to expect. I haven’t raced with this series in a while, so you don’t know how they call their starts, and how things go. There’s a bit of things we had to adapt to. I’m glad they ran the show tonight and we were able to apply some of the things we learned on Friday. We had a really good race car. The guys did a great job. Traffic was exciting too. I almost took myself out. My hat’s off to the people who came out on a Sunday night like this. My hat’s off to the owners (Brad Stevens and Jessi Mynatt) for putting on a show for us. This is a great event. We saw the show on paper and knew it was a great deal. The owners and the series were great and treated us like gold. We really enjoyed it.”

“Seth was on another planet tonight,” said McCarl. “I’m just happy to jump in this car (Scott Bonar’s #50). It’s fun to drive for him. He’s a very underrated mechanic. I really got going before the yellow. Seth really got me good on the restart. He kept it high going into one, so I dove low. At the last minute he ended up going low and got me up in the slick stuff. That was a great driver move. I had to fend off Kaley and those other guys at that point. They did a great job. This was a great field of cars. This is one of my favorite racetracks. I’m so glad they put on this race, and I hope they do more next year. I work hard on our promotions, and when so many work so hard on the bonuses and things they had this weekend, you really appreciate it. It means a lot to us. Also, it was a great track tonight…completely different from Friday, which was also a good track.”

“I kind of lost a couple spots at the beginning trying to run the top,” said Gharst. “We got down on the bottom, and started making some ground up. I think we were up to fourth by the yellow. Then it took five or six laps to get heat back in the tires. We were pretty decent before that. We had the wing way back, and I knew we might be loose late. We got by (Gaylord) and we got by Terry there. We started getting loose, and Terry found a little better line in three than I did. We ended up finishing third. The track threw us for a loop a little. We have to thank 34 Raceway and everyone who raised money for this deal. Hopefully, they can continue to build it.”

Wehrle was jazzed about his championship. “I’m glad this weekend is over!” he said. “This has been stressful. I love this track, and I love this series. I think a lot of people take this series for granted. There’s a lot of hard work that goes into it, and there’s not enough thanks for the people who make it happen. This team works their butts off. I can’t thank Andy (Huston) enough. It’s unbelievable what he’s done getting out of the seat and letting me drive the car. I can’t thank him enough.”

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 34 laps: 1. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (1) 2. 50, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3) 3. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (7) 4. 51B, Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (14) 5. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (6) 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (8) 7. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (2) 8. 9x, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (5) 9. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (16) 10. 11az, Colten Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (4) 11. 97, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (11) 12. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (9) 13. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (13) 14. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (17) 15. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (12) 16. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (18) 17. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19) 18. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (21) 19. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (24) 20. 10, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10) 21. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (25, prov.) 22. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15) 23. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (20) 24. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (23) 25. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (22). Lap Leaders: Bergman 1-34. KSE Hard-charger: Gebhardt. Hard-charger: Miller.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Brayden Gaylord (3*) 2. Seth Bergman (5*) 3. McKenna Haase (1*) 4. Tanner Gebhardt (4*) 5. Ayrton Gennetten (6*) 6. Jarrod Schneiderman (7) 7. Harold Pohren (2)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Cody Wehrle (1*) 2. Kaley Gharst (2*) 3. Joe B. Miller (3*) 4. Ryan Jamison (4*) 5. Tasker Phillips (6*) 6. Dustin Clark (7) 7. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (7)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Colten Fisher (1*) 2. Carson McCarl (2*) 3. Terry McCarl (6*) 4. Ryan Leavitt (7*) 5. 56, Matt Krieger, Burlington, IA (4) 6. 007, Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL (3) 7. Daniel Bergquist (5)

Midland Performance Heat four (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. John Schulz (3*) 2. Chris Martin (2*) 3. Josh Schneiderman (4*) 4. Nathan Mills (1) 5. John Greenwood (6*) 6. 2D, Dave Keperling, Hannibal, MO (5)

B main (started), 12 laps: 1. Dustin Clark (4) 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (3) 3. Nathan Mills (1) 4. Daniel Bergquist (8) / 5. Matt Krieger (2) 6. Harold Pohren (9) 7. Justin Buchholz (7) 8. Dave Keperling (5) 9. Brady Barker (6)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. John Schulz (6) 2. Seth Bergman (3) 3. Brayden Gaylord (1) 4. Terry McCarl (4) 5. Colten Fisher (6) 6. Paul Nienhiser (8) 7. Kaley Gharst (10) 8. Jon Agan (7) 9. Cody Wehrle (5) 10. Ryan Leavitt (9)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – John Greenwood

Saldana Racing Products – Harold Pohren

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Daniel Bergquist

 

 

Schlafer nets record 22nd PDTR A-main victory, Miller claims first 360 Sprint Car title

Balog tops Stewart again, Blackhurst earns first IRA crown

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS, Plymouth, Wis.) September 29, 2018 – Night two of the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships brought the 2018 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing season to a close in thrilling fashion before an enthusiastic crowd on a cold and occasionally wet fall evening at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Four of Wisconsin’s premier Sprint Car racing series gathered to conclude the 2018 season with champions determined following tight points battles over the better part of the past six months.

Justin Miller of Plymouth nipped 2010 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee by two points to secure his first career PDTR Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car title. Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, Ill. collected his initial Interstate Racing Association (IRA) 410 Sprint Car Series championship by a seven-point margin over Sheboygan’s Scotty Thiel. Tim Cox of Park City, Ill. picked up his first Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car Series champion and Ion Stear of Hebron, Ill. earned the 2018 Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprint Series title.

Danny Schlafer of Sussex moved to the top of the PDTR 360 Sprint Car all-time victory list by notching his 22nd career A-main triumph in the 25-lap 360 Sprint Car A main. For the second time in a month, Bill Balog of Hartland pulled off a last-lap pass of three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart of Columbus, Ind. to claim the season-ending 30-lap IRA A main contested in memory of Frank Filskov, Roy Fenske, Rick Schmidt, Dick Symoens and Dick Witt. Ryan Zielske of Oconomowoc pulled off a final-lap pass to claim the 20-lap Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car A main and Mark Heinert of Oak Creek was determined the winner of the rain-shortened 10-lap Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprint A main.

Outside front row starter Doug Wondra of Lomira jumped out to the lead on the drop of the green flag of the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main. With Wondra leading polesitter Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum and fourth starter Tim Haddy of Waupun in the early going, the first of two caution flags appeared on lap 4 when Josh Walter of Plymouth spun in turn two.

On the restart, the low-riding Wenninger and the cushion-pounding Haddy moved in to pressure on lap 7. One lap later, Haddy powered around Wenninger and Wondra entering turn one to claim the top spot.

On lap 9, Haddy jumped the cushion and clipped the turn four wall to allow Wondra to regain the top spot just before the second caution came out for Kurt Davis, who entered the program with a 15-point lead over Justin Miller in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car point standings, following heavy contact with the wall between turns three and four after a mechanical failure on his machine.

The accident ended Davis’ night and relegated him to a 22nd-place finish.

After Haddy pitted following contact with the turn four wall while leading, Wondra held the top spot on the restart with Wenninger and 10th starter Adam Miller of Plymouth in tow.

On lap 9, Adam Miller powered past Wenninger into second place before moving past Wondra to grab the lead in turn two on lap 10. Meanwhile, seventh starter Danny Schlafer was making his move as he pulled off a perfect slide job to take second on lap 11.

Three laps later, Schlafer slid past Adam Miller take the lead on lap 14. Schlafer then worked the high groove to perfection to maintain a solid lead, while Will Gerrits of Waupun, who was making his first appearance since suffering a broken arm in an accident at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam in early July, assumed second on lap 22.

Schlafer weaved his way through lapped traffic in the closing laps to secure his record 22nd PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and 51st Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) A-main triumph.

Gerrits registered his best career 360 Sprint Car finish with a second-place showing, 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh, who started third, placed third, Adam Miller ended up fourth and Wenninger rounded out the top five.

After starting 12th, Justin Miller posted an eighth-place finish to secure his first career PDTR 360 Sprint Car championship by two points over Kurt Davis, who topped Miller to secure his third career MSA title.

In the 30-lap Frank Filskov and Roy Fenske Memorial IRA A main, Mike Reinke of Howards Grove grabbed the early lead from his outside front row starting spot before the first of three caution flags appeared on lap 1 for a spin involving Russel Borland of Kewaskum and Scott Biertzer of West Bend.

On the restart Reinke led again, but fourth starter Tony Stewart was on the move as he split Reinke and polesitter Scotty Thiel with a slide job to take the lead on lap 2 in turn four.

With Stewart running strong on the cushion, eight-time IRA champ Bill Balog, who started third, worked the low groove to challenge Reinke for second on lap 4. However, Reinke held strong and closed the gap on Stewart when the leaders caught the back of the field on lap 5.

On lap 9, Reinke was within striking distance when a caution flew for the slowing machine of Todd King of Sheboygan Falls.

On the restart, Balog executed a slide job to seize second from Reinke in turn four on lap 10. With Stewart holding a half-straightaway lead on 13, Balog turned it on to close the gap quickly over the next 12 laps in heavy lapped traffic to move into position to challenge Stewart.

Balog ducked low to pressure Stewart on a pair of occasions on lap 25 and 28, but he was unable to wrestle the lead away from Stewart. On the final lap, Stewart moved to the middle of the track in turn three, which opened the door for Balog to slip underneath and steal the lead away in turn four.

Balog outpowered Stewart to the finish line to earn his fourth IRA A-main victory of the 2018 season worth a hefty $6,000 by a half-car-length margin.

Stewart had to settle for second for the third consecutive time in IRA A-main action at The Plymouth Dirt Track this year. Reinke placed third, Thiel wound up fourth and Jake Blackhurst secured his first career IRA title by a seven-point margin over Thiel with a fifth-place finish after starting sixth.

One night after making his first appearance at The Plymouth Dirt Track of his stellar 46-year career, three-time World of Outlaws champion and 46-year Sprint Car veteran Sammy Swindell of Germantown, Tenn. advanced from the 12th starting spot to finish sixth behind the wheel of the Sheboygan-based Thone Motorsports No. 1 machine.

“Tony was real good early and then I noticed he started to try some different lines and we just kept after it,” Balog said in victory lane. “I just tried to keep him in my sights and it turned out well at the end. It is always a lot of fun racing with Tony. He is just an awesome racer and I think we all appreciate when he comes out and races with us.”

Stewart credited Balog for capitalizing on his mistake on the final lap.

“I just gave it away on the last lap,” Stewart said. “I knew Bill was coming and I was trying to block a slide job on the last lap and I ended up sliding up to the middle, which was enough for him to get by. Bill is an awesome driver. He is the type of driver who you can race wheel to wheel with for the entire race and never touch. That is what makes racing fun.”

Reinke was pleased with his podium performance.

“We stayed with them pretty well for most of the race and to finish third to those guys, I can’t complain,” Reinke said. “They were both better than us tonight, but all in all it was a pretty decent night for us.”

Scotty Thiel was named the winner of the 2018 Hopf Farms Bullring Showdown and Tony Stewart captured the Rocky Rococo Pizza Challenge.

Nick Petska of Spring Grove, Ill. grabbed the lead of the 20-lap Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car A main from his outside front row starting spot with polesitter Ryan Zielski following in second.

On lap 5, seventh starter Jordan Mattson of Milwaukee ventured up to the high groove to seize fourth. Three laps later Mattson moved in to pressure third starter Chris Dodd of Trevor for third.

As Petska, Zielski, Dodd and Mattson dueled in close quarters at the front of the field, heavy rain began to fall on the racing surface, which forced the race to be stopped on lap 15 with five laps remaining.

After a delay, the race resumed with Petska had to contend with Zielski, who applied heavy pressure beginning on lap 16. On the final lap, Zielski moved high in turn three to power around Petska with Mattson and Dodd in tow.

With the top four competitors spread out four wide in a mad scramble to the finish line Zielski secured his first Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car A-main victory of the 2018 season. Mattson placed second, Dodd was third, Petska finished fourth and fourth starter Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Il. wound up fifth.

Tim Cox placed sixth to wrap up his first Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car championship.

Mark Heinert of Oak Creek grabbed the lead on the opening lap of the scheduled 20-lap Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprint A main as fourth starter Mike Neau of Kenosha moved into second on lap 2.

On lap 4, C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, Ill., who started fifth, assumed second as Heinert had built up a full-straightaway lead.

Heavy rain returned and forced the race to be halted on lap 10 with Heinert declared the winner.

Malueg placed second, Neau was third, Tim Brannam wound up fourth and Ron Brannam rounded out the top five.

Ion Stear secured the 2018 Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprint Series championship.

Round two of the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships event drew 98 Sprint Cars in four divisions, including 27 IRA 410 Sprint Cars, 27 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, 29 Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars and 15 Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprints.

The 2019 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing season will again feature weekly racing on most Saturday nights, including several special events. The 2019 PDTR season will begin on Saturday, April 27. Visit www.plymouthdtr.com for off-season information.

RICHARD'S OF DUNBAR 360 SPRINT CAR
Date of Race: September 29, 2018
HEAT 1
1, TRAVIS ARENZ. 2, SHANE WENNINGER. 3, WILL GERRITS. 4, DOUG
WONDRA. 5, JOHN KRESBACH. 6, CHRIS FLICK. 7, DICK KAISER. 8, AL
SCHLAFER. 9, TONY WONDRA.
HEAT 2
1, TIM HADDY. 2, DANNY SCHLAFER. 3, PAUL POKORSKI. 4, CHRIS
CLAYTON. 5, SCOTT CONGER. 6, TYLER BRABANT. 7, JIM MELIS. 8,
JEREMY HUNT. 9, WAYNE MODJESKI.
HEAT 3
1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, ADAM MILLER. 4, KEVIN
KARNTZ. 5, JUSTIN MILLER. 6, JOSH WALTER. 7, BILL TAYLOR. 8,
BRANDON BERTH. 9, CHRIS LARSON.
B FEATURE
1, CHRIS FLICK. 2, JOHN KRESBACH. 3, BRANDON BERTH. 4, BILL
TAYLOR. 5, AL SCHLAFER. 6, DICK KAISER. 7, JIM MELIS. 8, WAYNE
MODJESKI. 9, JEREMY HUNT. 10, TONY WONDRA. 11, CHRIS LARSON.
(DNS).
A FEATURE
1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, WILL GERRITS. 3, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 4,
ADAM MILLER. 5, SHANE WENNINGER. 6, TRAVIS ARENZ. 7, TYLER
BRABANT. 8, JUSTIN MILLER. 9, DOUG WONDRA. 10, KEVIN KARNTZ.
11, PAUL POKORSKI. 12, JOSH WALTER. 13, BILL TAYLOR. 14, CHRIS
CLAYTON. 15, SCOTT CONGER. 16, AL SCHLAFER. 17, JOHN
KRESBACH. 18, BRANDON BERTH. 19, CHRIS FLICK. 20, DICK KAISER.
21, TIM HADDY. 22, KURT DAVIS.

Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series-Plymouth Dirt Track, September 29, 2018
A Feature 1 30 laps | 00:18:20.089
1. 17B-Bill Balog, 18:20.089[3]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 18:20.242[4]; 3. 02-Mike Reinke, 18:22.981[2]; 4. 64-Scotty Thiel, 18:23.300[1]; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 18:24.192[6]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell, 18:24.681[12]; 7. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 18:30.651[11]; 8. 44-Jason Johnson, 18:31.333[10]; 9. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 18:32.102[8]; 10. 1M-Phillip Mock, 18:32.210[5]; 11. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 18:33.012[7]; 12. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 18:33.685[16]; 13. 73-Ben Schmidt, 18:34.157[9]; 14. 4K-Kris Spitz, 18:22.228[20]; 15. 85M-Steve Meyer, 18:25.469[13]; 16. 7-Scott Uttech, 18:27.708[22]; 17. 23-Russel Borland, 18:29.468[14]; 18. 1MM-Jim Moughan Jr, 18:30.364[19]; 19. 12-Michael Decker, 18:23.481[23]; 20. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 18:26.518[17]; 21. 18-Keith Fellner, 18:27.064[18]; 22. 45-Matt Wiese, 18:29.017[25]; 23. 29-Hunter Custer, 18:26.156[24]; 24. (DNF) 22-Todd King, 11:35.515[21]; 25. (DNF) 4B-Scott Biertzer, 11:35.515[15]
Heat 1 10 laps | 00:00:00
1. 2W-Scott Neitzel, [1]; 2. 02-Mike Reinke, [3]; 3. 10W-Brandon McMullen, [2]; 4. 64-Scotty Thiel, [4]; 5. 4B-Scott Biertzer, [7]; 6. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, [8]; 7. 1MM-Jim Moughan Jr, [6]; 8. 7-Scott Uttech, [5]; 9. 45-Matt Wiese, [9]
Heat 2 10 laps | 00:00:00
1. 14-Tony Stewart, [2]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell, [1]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog, [4]; 4. 73-Ben Schmidt, [3]; 5. 23-Russel Borland, [5]; 6. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, [6]; 7. 22-Todd King, [7]; 8. 12-Michael Decker, [9]; 9. 29-Hunter Custer, [8]
Heat 3 10 laps | 00:00:00
1. 44-Jason Johnson, [1]; 2. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, [2]; 3. 25-Jake Blackhurst, [3]; 4. 85M-Steve Meyer, [5]; 5. 1M-Phillip Mock, [4]; 6. 18-Keith Fellner, [8]; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz, [6]; (DNS) 68-Dave Uttech, ; (DNS) 43-Jereme Schroeder,
Qualifying 1 00:00:00
1. 64-Scotty Thiel, 00:11.818[14]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:12.108[21]; 3. 1M-Phillip Mock, 00:12.117[16]; 4. 02-Mike Reinke, 00:12.126[20]; 5. 73-Ben Schmidt, 00:12.153[11]; 6. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 00:12.154[27]; 7. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 00:12.197[10]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart, 00:12.197[22]; 9. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 00:12.219[1]; 10. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 00:12.239[12]; 11. 1-Sammy Swindell, 00:12.275[9]; 12. 44-Jason Johnson, 00:12.325[5]; 13. 7-Scott Uttech, 00:12.407[13]; 14. 23-Russel Borland, 00:12.456[7]; 15. 85M-Steve Meyer, 00:12.514[23]; 16. 1MM-Jim Moughan Jr, 00:12.556[26]; 17. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 00:12.559[8]; 18. 4K-Kris Spitz, 00:12.576[2]; 19. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 00:12.586[25]; 20. 22-Todd King, 00:12.750[24]; 21. 68-Dave Uttech, 00:12.817[3]; 22. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 00:13.147[15]; 23. 29-Hunter Custer, 00:13.219[6]; 24. 18-Keith Fellner, 00:13.426[4]; 25. 45-Matt Wiese, 00:13.495[17]; 26. 12-Michael Decker, 00:13.633[19]; 27. (DNS) 43-Jereme Schroeder,

Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints, Plymouth Dirt Track, September 29, 2018
A Feature 1 20 laps | 00:33:20.408
1. 21-Ryan Zielski, 33:20.408[1]; 2. 2-Jordan Mattson, 33:20.436[7]; 3. 01-Chris Dodd, 33:20.628[3]; 4. 18-Nick Petska, 33:20.713[2]; 5. 38-Allen Hafford, 33:20.966[4]; 6. 40-Tim Cox, 33:21.416[8]; 7. 71S-Doug Schenck, 33:21.769[13]; 8. 7S-Craig Campton, 33:22.068[5]; 9. 0-John Fahl, 33:22.886[6]; 10. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, 33:23.219[9]; 11. 97-Nathan Crane, 33:23.986[10]; 12. 91-Jimmy Sivia, 33:24.573[14]; 13. 23Z-Zach Raidart, 33:25.140[19]; 14. 70-Chris Klemko, 33:25.418[12]; 15. 1-Rod Colburn, 33:25.664[15]; 16. 4-Jordan Paulsen, 33:25.739[11]; 17. 48-Jason Cox, 33:26.290[17]; 18. 19K-Derek Crane, 33:26.336[16]; 19. 12-Shawn Swim, 33:26.888[22]; 20. 20-Natalie Klemko, 33:27.626[18]; 21. 6B-Vince Bartolotta, 33:29.026[20]; 22. 00-Paul Shaffer, 33:29.122[24]; 23. 39-William Huck, 33:31.222[23]; 24. 29OG-Tom Eller, 33:31.222[21]
Qualifying Race 1 10 laps | 00:00:00
1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [3]; 2. 97-Nathan Crane, [2]; 3. 4-Jordan Paulsen, [7]; 4. 71S-Doug Schenck, [5]; 5. 1-Rod Colburn, [4]; 6. 48-Jason Cox, [6]; 7. 23Z-Zach Raidart, [8]; 8. 29OG-Tom Eller, [9]; 9. 39-William Huck, [11]; 10. (DNF) 22-Bruce Waterworth, [10]; 11. (DNF) 9-Greg Olsen, [1]
Qualifying Race 2 10 laps | 00:00:00
1. 2-Jordan Mattson, [1]; 2. 0-John Fahl, [4]; 3. 70-Chris Klemko, [3]; 4. 91-Jimmy Sivia, [6]; 5. 19K-Derek Crane, [2]; 6. 20-Natalie Klemko, [5]; 7. 12-Shawn Swim, [10]; 8. 00-Paul Shaffer, [9]; 9. 41-Dennis Spitz, [7]; 10. (DNF) 15H-Kevin Hinich, [11]; 11. (DNF) T-Ryan Irwin, [12]

 

 

Cap Henry in a wet victory lane

Erie, MI (September 30, 2018) – Cap Henry (Republic, OH) returned to victory lane in Lane Racing’s (Armada, MI) J&J Auto Racing #4 for the second year in a row for the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP season finale.  The COMP Cams End-of-the-Year Shootout at Berlin Speedway also overwhelmingly repeated as part of the season’s biggest dirt track race in Michigan.

 

There was nothing easy about the event, to say getting the show in was challenging would be an understatement.  The huge crowd braved frigid temperatures but rain, predicted to move in after 2:00 AM, made an early visit to the raceway.  Before the sprint feature, the AELMT 50-lap feature was halted at 28 laps due to relatively light but persistent rain.  Eventually, after much track prep by the Berlin track crew, the race was completed.  Before the sprints could roll out, rain increased.  Once again, the track crew went to work and the sprint car feature cars showed their determination to race by working the track for 31 laps.  Not wanting to take time to refuel the cars, the feature was reduced to 20 laps from the scheduled 30.

 

Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) was overall fast qualifier overall.  Joining Ruhl, Engler Machine & Tool heat Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Master, were Ricky Ferkel (Mt. Pleasant, MI) in the COMP Cams heat and Max Stambaugh (Elida, OH) in the RockAuto.com heat.

 

Cap Henry won the Engler Machine & Tool heat, Josh Turner (Osseo, MI) won the COMP Cams heat, and Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ON), won the RockAuto.com heat.

 

Boston Mead (Onsted, MI) won the B-main.  Andrew Scheid was impressive, motoring around the high side of the track to finish 2nd from his 7th starting position.  Chad Blonde (Litchfield, MI), Steve Irwin (Fenton, MI), and John Gurley (Mishawaka, IN) also transferred to the feature.

 

Dylan Westbrook Ohsweken Speedway 360 sprint track champion, took the lead at the start of the feature from the pole with Ryan Ruhl right behind.  Westbrook gradually opened up a several car length lead while fifth starter Cap Henry worked his way up to 2nd.  As Westbrook was held up by heavy traffic, Henry was able to charge by him in turn 3 on lap 9.  From there on, Henry was the class of the field taking a commanding lead while Westbrook did his best to hold on to 2nd.  A lap 14 caution gave Westbrook a shot at Henry, but Henry maintained his mastery of the challenging track to cruise to the victory.

 

Ryan Ruhl took 3rd, Tyler Gunn (Napoleon, OH) 4th, and Zane DeVault (Plymouth, IN) 5th.  2018 SOD champion Chad Blonde struggled early in the night, but earned the KSE Hard Charger Award to finish 6th from his 18th starting spot.

 

As the checkered flag flew over the COMP Cams End-of-the-Year Shootout, the skies opened up; it wouldn’t have been possible to have run two more laps.

 

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

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

14.525

71H

Ryan Ruhl

COMP Cams Heat

15.051

0F

Ricky Ferkel

RockAuto.com Heat

14.967

51

Max Stambaugh

 

Heat Races, $100 to win, $30 for 2nd

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

4

Cap Henry

 

2

71H

Ryan Ruhl

 

3

7J

Joe Swanson

Benic Enterprises

4

68G

Tyler Gunn

Racing Optics

5

7

Shawn Valenti

 

6

27B

Boston Mead

 

7

46

Robert Huisken

 

8

77

Andrew Scheid

 

 

COMP Cams Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

4T

Josh Turner

 

2

7z

Zane DeVault

 

3

0F

Ricky Ferkel

Benic Enterprises

4

3A

Mike Astrauskas

Racing Optics

5

8

Justin Ward

 

6

3G

John Gurley

 

7

0

Steve Irwin

 

8

31

Matt Kinzinger

 

 

RockAuto.com Heat #3

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

47x

Dylan Westbrook

 

2

49T

Gregg Dalman

 

3

51

Max Stambaugh

 

4

10S

Jay Steinebach

Racing Optics

5

5QB

Quentin Blonde

 

6

5B

Chad Blonde

 

7

91L

Alexis Adgate

 

8

33

Jeremy Ferguson

 

 

B-Main

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

27B

Boston Mead

 

2

77

Andrew Scheid

 

3

5B

Chad Blonde

 

4

0

Steve Irwin

 

5

3G

John Gurley

 

6

31

Matt Kinzinger

 

7

33

Jeremy Ferguson

 

8

46

Robert Huisken

 

9

91L

Alexis Adgate

 

 

Feature

 

#

Driver

Awards

Contingencies

1

4

Cap Henry

 

 

2

47x

Dylan Westbrook

Jim Coffey & Son

Rod End Supply

3

71H

Ryan Ruhl

 

Rod End Supply

4

68G

Tyler Gunn

 

Schoenfeld Headers

5

7z

Zane DeVault

 

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

5B

Chad Blonde

 

Allstar Performance

7

51

Max Stambaugh

 

 

8

27B

Boston Mead

 

 

9

5QB

Quentin Blonde

 

King Racing Products

10

77

Andrew Scheid

 

 

11

10S

Jay Steinebach

 

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12

7

Shawn Valenti

 

 

13

0F

Ricky Ferkel

 

 

14

3A

Mike Astrauskas

 

 

15

49T

Gregg Dalman

 

 

16

8

Justin Ward

 

 

17

4T

Josh Turner

 

 

18

10S

Jay Steinebach

 

 

19

7J

Joe Swanson

 

 

20

0

Steve Irwin

 

 

 

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Chad Blonde (+12)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Tyler Gunn

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – John Gurley

Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Steve Irwin

Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Andrew Scheid

 

For more information about COMP Cams, go to www.compcams.com.  Visit Berlin Raceway at www.berlinraceway.com.  Follow Berlin Raceway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wherespeedbelongs.

 

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

 

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

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

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

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

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Special Awards)

 

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance                            ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises                                BR Motorsports

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

J & J Auto Racing                                Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products                          Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions            Racing Optics

Rod End Supply                                    Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products                    Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Curtain falls on 2018 season at Lincoln Park Speedway

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – The final curtain came down on the 2018 racing season at Lincoln Park Speedway as Shane Cockrum, Derek Groomer, Bryce Shidler and Gary Hayden finished the year with victories. For three of the those drivers it was business as usual in getting to victory lane, but for Hayden the win meant a little more. The Coatesville, Ind. native picked up his first win in what he noted was close to 20 years of racing. Hayden started on the pole of the 15-lap bomber A-main and made that position stick for the duration of the race. He would have plenty of company in chasing the win however as season points champion Jordan Almanza ended up right on his bumper late in the race. Early on in the race it was the No. C98 of Chad Steinert that gave chase in the second spot. Almanza started seventh, but closed quickly on the front runners and was charged with fending off Josh Litton by lap five as Mark Smith and Andrew Pollock ran in a top-five spot. By lap 10 it was Hayden having opened up a small gap on the field as Steinert ran second. Behind him it was Almanza and Smith that were door-to-door for the third spot followed by Pollock and David Wallen. Over the final few circuits, Hayden hit all of his marks and crossed the finish line on top. Almanza would eventually take down the second spot ahead of Steinert, Smith and Pollock. Thirty-seven sprint cars unloaded in the LPS pits Saturday night, but no one could catch Cockrum at the finish as the Benton, Ill. native picked up win number six this season. Jadon Rogers led early on before Brandon Mattox and Brent Beauchamp got together in turn one while running in top-five spots. A string of cautions with a pair of red flags greatly slowed the pace of the early laps. Once the field re-took the green flag, Cockrum made the pass of Rogers and began to check out on the rest of the field. Cockrum built a straightaway lead and worked traffic flawlessly to take the win over Jordan Kinser, who raced forward from a 16th-place starting position. Matthew McDonald took third ahead of Beauchamp and Daylan Chambers. Another familiar face was in victory lane in the UMP Modified main event as Groomer scored win number 10 at LPS this season. The Bloomington, Ind. based driver built a big lead early, but eventually would have to hold off Tim Prince at the finish line. Richie Lex came forward to get past Jay Humphrey Jr. late in the 20-lap race. Lex would take third ahead of James Walters and Humphrey. In the UMP Super Stock feature it was Shidler capping his championship season with another victory. Shidler led Wes McClara for the duration of the race as the two started on the front row for the feature. Josh Settles ran third for much of the race, but would settle for fifth as Justin Massie came forward to take third ahead of Chris Bennett.

Sprint car feature 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Jordan Kinser, 3. Matt McDonald, 4. Brent Beauchamp, 5. Daylan Chamber, 6. Hunter O’Neal, 7. Andrew Prather, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Jadon Rogers, 10. Chris Phillips, 11. Brandon Morin, 12. Alec Sipes, 13. Brandon Spencer, 14. Dylan Moah, 15. Ray Seach, 16. Brandon Mattox, 17. Cole Ketcham, 18. Braxton Cummings, 19. Braxton Cummings, 20. Casey Riggs

 

 

3rd Season of Sprint Car Bandits Series Closes with Thrilling Night of Racing Atop an Insanely Fast LoneStar Speedway

Kilgore, TX (09/30/18) by DarinShort.com. Twenty-one NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series teams rolled through the pit entrance on Saturday night to find an insanely fast LoneStar Speedway growling back at them saying ‘come and get it.’

Sam Hafertepe and his track crew had the surface set for full-tilt, and it did not disappoint. Drivers would flat-foot the high banked 1/3 mile track with lap times in the 13-second bracket all night long.

Yet, there was only a combined total of two yellow lights during the entire racing event.

But that didn’t mean it went without some hair-raising moments.

21 teams would roll out on the track for the 25-lap finale, with young Scott Evans earning the pole position after accumulating the most finishing and passing points in the heat races. Fellow youngster Michael Day would line up outside front row after a strong run in his heat race.

Marcus Thomas would line up third. And yes, this is the same Marcus Thomas that earlier this season had experienced a very serious wreck at a sprint car race in Louisiana and has sat out the season recovering.

You certainly wouldn’t know that he had been out of a race car for months, as he drove masterfully the entire night.

As the feature event took the green flag, Michael Day bolted out to a strong lead with Marcus Thomas getting by Evans for second.

Thomas would then track down Day and the two would swap the lead several times before Thomas would take the point cleanly around lap 7.

But about a half of a lap later, a car would get crossed up and the race went into yellow flag conditions. Without the lap being completed, the running order reverted back to the last completed lap.

On the restart, Day would once again pace the field. In no time, Thomas would continue his cat-and-mouse game and the two would swap the lead a few times more before Thomas would get completely clear of Day and jump out to a 5-car lead.

The race continued green until around lap 14 when Dustyn Welch’s engine caught a brief fire, forcing the field to closed-red flag conditions. The brief fire extinguished itself, with the driver A-OK, and the race quickly resumed.

There were still 18 cars running on the restart and in only four laps the leaders were experiencing heavy lapped traffic. In the meantime, great runs through the field by Dale Wester and Chance McCrary would keep fans busy trying to keep up with all of the happenings.

During the high-speed lapped traffic game, Day would continue to catch Thomas as the field was shredding through lapped cars, and then things got real very quickly.

Two lapped cars were directly ahead of the leader Thomas, who chose the higher groove on corner three entry, and with Day poised to make a pass for the lead, the fast closing rate on the lapped cars coupled with Day getting on the binders to get whoa’d down, resulted in Day getting into the left rear tire of Thomas. As the pair came down the frontstretch, the air quickly escaped Thomas’ tire and he was forced pit-side for the remaining handful of laps.

There was no need for a caution, as Thomas would cleanly and carefully get off the track, and Day would take the checkers first. Scott Evans performed brilliantly throughout the event, garnering his best-ever Sprint Car Bandits series finish, coming home in second. 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series champion Colby Estes would earn a very stout third-place finish as he was battling with Evans in the closing laps.

Dale Wester would climb from 11th to finish in 4th, with Tyson Hall rounding out the top five.

After experiencing a tight sprint car in his heat, young Chance McCrary would set a blistering pace throughout the event, coming from 17th to finish 6th.

And part of what makes the Sprint Car Bandits series different than many, is what happened immediately after the feature race.

As the top finishers of the feature race lined up in their customary Sprint Car Bandits style for driver awards and interviews, when Michael Day jumped out of his car in victory lane, in a true showing of sportsmanship, he skipped victory lane and walked directly into the infield, and walked right up to Marcus Thomas and apologized for getting into him in that heavy lapped traffic incident late in the race.

Day commented to the appreciative LoneStar fans: “I had a run on Marcus going in to corner three with those lap cars directly ahead and knowing the race was about over, I wanted to crowd him a bit, but I sure didn’t mean to get into him like I did.” The LoneStar crowd gave him a big round of applause – as they know they had just witnessed a relative rarity in this sport of dirt track racing with this showing of good sportsmanship.

The Sprint Car Bandits series is cultivating a really strong group of drivers with a new attitude of racing hard, yet with the utmost respect for the sport itself. And we’re super proud at the series of where we were at just three years ago to where we are at now – and where we are going.

In a closed pre-race driver/owner meeting, SCB teams were given a roll-out of the 2019 SCB series initiatives and plan – and it was met with resounding support directed back to the series from those teams. In a later press release we will divulge the details of those initiatives and roll out the 2019 season to everyone. Note that our existing rules package is going to remain essentially identical to the past three seasons.

If you are a sprint car driver that is interested in learning more about our 2019 game plan and how you can become a series driver, I would highly suggest contacting one of the Sprint Car Bandits teams that raced last night for details. But I would recommend you do this quickly, as we had resounding support for our new series initiatives – which are only available ‘while supplies last’ to a couple more qualified teams.

Thank you again to everyone that supported this event and for LoneStar Speedway for giving the drivers such a fantastic facility to showcase their skills on. The checkers flew in the Sprint Car Bandits series feature last night at 9:40pm, giving the traveling teams ample time to return home at a decent time.

Heat race winners last night were Tyson Hall, Scott Evans and Gary Floyd of San Angelo.

Here’s your unofficial finishing order (click www.SprintCarBandits.com in the days to come for official results and points): Michael Day ($2,000), Scott Evans, Colby Estes, Dale Wester, Tyson Hall, Chance McCrary, Jacob Harris, Gary Floyd, Will Eggimann, Brad Wesp, Tyler Harris, Claud Estes III (who also received the Sprint Car Bandits series ‘Most Popular SCB Driver’ award, as voted upon by his fellow drivers, presented and sponsored by MowTime and owner Lynn McCrary), Josh Hawkins, Junior Jenkins (be watching our site/Facebook page to see his great looking Jason Johnson tribute wrap, as he was close friends with Jason), Marcus Thomas, Tommy Hall, Mark Zoeller, Jason Howell, Dustyn Welch, Cody Hall and Tony Russell.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville, www.ShopTheBOSS.com , www.DarinShort.com and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact dssm493@yahoo.com . There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

LoneStar Speedway still has two big events left on the 2018 schedule, with the Elite Non-Winged Sprint Series championships on Saturday, November 10th and the highly popular LoneStar Topless Turkey Nationals for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series on Saturday afternoon, November 24th. A full compliment of quality LoneStar divisions will be on each racing card. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for more details.

Be watching for the 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series recap, which will include details about the 13 different winners – with age ranges spanning over 30 years.

For event pictures, go to ‘Sprint Car Bandits’ on Facebook and you will find lots of them posted within this press release post.


 

 

MAX BLAIR SWEEPS THE NIGHT & WEEKEND AT MCKEAN WINNING HIS 3RD SWEENEY LATE MODEL TOUR EVENT OF 2018 OVER THE 38-CAR FIELD; CHAD RUHLMAN CAPTURES INAUGURAL APPEARANCE BY RUSH SPRINTS
September 29, 2018
(By Mike Leone)

(East Smethport, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series presented by Pace Performance participated in the Fall Invitational wrapping up the 2018 season at McKean County Family Raceway- the first ever the promotional efforts by the Bigley Family. After a rainout in August, the Sweeney Late Model Tour made their first visit of the season with a strong 38-car field for race #15 of the season as Max Blair picked up the win; meanwhile the new RUSH Sprint Cars were a late addition to the show in their 22nd Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series event of 2018 with Chad Ruhlman winning.

Making his first Sweeney Tour start since June 10, Max Blair went unchallenged leading all 25 laps of the RUSH Late Model feature. Blair became the Tour's first three-time winner of the season despite only competing in six of the 15 events. Blair started off the night setting fast time in $100 FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying, won his $25 FK Rod Ends heat race, the dash, and the $1,500 feature. Blair also won Friday night's $1,000 Sweeney Weekly Series feature, and captured both ULMS Super Late Model events for the weekend bringing his weekend total to more than $9,100!

"It's been an awesome weekend," expressed the 27-year-old Centerville, Pa. winner, who also earned the $5,000 Sweeney Weekly Series Championship for the fourth time in six years. "We've been up here for years for this event and it's literally my favorite weekend of the entire year. I love this whole Fall Classic deal. I have to thank these guys for putting it on and all the fans for sticking it out- it's cold! You always look at the (score) board and I was wondering where Mike (Pegher) was. I seen he got into second there at the end and was just hoping for no more cautions because he's good at hitting those starts. I have to thank my dad- I couldn't do this without him, all my sponsors, along with Mike (Leone) and Vicki (Emig) for everything they do for crate racing around here. It sure is a lot of fun."

Blair quickly jumped out to the early lead over Jason Genco, Sam Pennacchio, Mike Pegher, Jr., and Jeremy Wonderling. By lap four, Blair stretched out his lead, while Genco was trying to fend off Pennacchio and Pegher for runner-up. Blair increased his lead to a straightaway on lap seven when he caught lapped traffic, but would get a clear track when the provisional starters of Adam Ferri and Scott Dellahoy tangled.

When racing resumed on lap eight, Pegher passed Pennacchio for third, while Waters moved into the top five. Jeremy Wonderling would slow to bring out the caution with nine laps completed as his brother Brady had advanced from 16th to eighth. He would later get as high up as sixth before exiting the event. A big melee took place in turn three on the ensuing restart that collected 11 cars including Damian Bidwell, Darrell Bossard, and Scott Gurdak; most just received minor damage and would restart at the tail.

Back under green, Blair resumed his lead, while the big battle was taking place for fourth between Pennacchio and Waters. Waters found a nice line around the middle of the track and after a side-by-side battle for two laps, made the pass of Pennacchio stick coming off turn four on the 15th circuit. The event's final caution took place with 15 laps scored when it was three-wide at the end of the frontstretch as Andy Proper was the meat in the sandwich and got squeezed as he slammed the wall hard. He was shaken, but okay.

When racing resumed on lap 16, Pegher disposed of Genco for second, while Eric Wilson moved into the top five from 12th. Waters then went to work on Genco and drove around him on the outside on lap 20 for third. As the final 10 laps went caution-free, Pegher was unable to get a chance alongside Blair as Blair went on to win his 21st career Sweeney Tour victory by a commanding 3.019 seconds in his Murphy's Logging/C&J Dairy/Upstate Auto Group/Moody & Son Welding/Previty's Auto Wrecking/Specialty Products/Niemeyer Garage-sponsored #111.

Pegher would back up his first Sweeney Tour win at the last event on August 19 at Tri-City Raceway Park with a fine runner-up. Waters had a strong run in third for the 2016 champion's fifth top five of the season. Genco held on to fourth, but was able to extend his points lead with just two events remaining. Wilson, a former Tour regular, made just his third start of the season and recorded his third top seven finish in fifth.

Canadian Sam Pennacchio was sixth in his first Tour start since May 22, 2017 at Merrittville Speedway when he finished ninth. After pitting on lap nine, Jeremy Wonderling was able to come all the way back to finish seventh to salvage his night. After qualifying only 32nd fastest out of 38, Andy Michael worked his way into the feature then went 22nd to eighth to earn the $100 Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger gift card. Paul Grigsby also was able to move forward going 20th to ninth in his first Tour start since last year's event. Jimmy Johnson, Jr. rounded out the top 10.

Despite going out 36th out of the 38 qualifiers on a daytime surface, Blair was still able to set fast time by just 0.037 of a second over Pegher- his third $100 FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" honor of the year. In addition to Blair, also winning $25 FK Rod Ends heat races were Pegher, Bidwell, and Genco. Kyle Murray and Michael copped the last chance B mains. The 38-car field was the highest for the event since the 2014 "Fall Classic" that drew 45 cars.

In his first Tour start in more than two years, Zach Wiech held off a hard by Wendell Pinckney to claim the final feature transfer spot in the second last chance B main, and was named the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night" recipient. Canadian Michael Goudie was selected as the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night". The Brighton Speedway racer made the five-hour tow for his first ever RUSH race, but his night ended early in the opening heat race.

2014 RUSH Late Model Weekly Series Champion, Chad Ruhlman, will go down in the history books as the very first winner of the RUSH Sprint Cars at McKean. The 41-year-old Bemus Point, NY driver's 20-lap feature victory was worth $600 as he currently leads the $5,000 to-win Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship. Ruhlman's mandated sealed, spec $135 Bilstein Shocks were confiscated in post-race tech for further testing. The event was timed non-stop in 5:44.732

Ruhlman started second, but fell back to third on the start as Arnie Kent led the opening lap over Brian Woodhall. It was three-wide in turn four on lap two with Woodhall moving to the lead. Lap three saw Ruhlman get under Kent for second. Ruhlman made the winning pass on lap four when he drove around Woodhall on the top of turn four.

The top three of Ruhlman, Woodhall, and Kent pulled away from the field on lap six and by lap eight Ruhlman stretched out his advantage as Woodhall and Kent battled for second. Woodhall slowed and exited the event on lap nine moving Kent back to second and Brad Blackshear up to third.

Kent, who was fresh off a runner-up finish on September 19 at Lernerville Speedway to earn the $1,000 "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series title, was no match for Ruhlman, who took the checkered flag first for his season's 14th win by 5.580 seconds in his North Star Unlimited/Rand Machining/Premier Communications/Ruhlman Race Cars/Close Racing Supply-sponsored #87R.

Heat winner, Dave Hawkins, and his son Scott both used the outside to pass Blackshear for third and four on laps 14 and 15 respectively. For Dave Hawkins, his third was his best finish of the season eclipsing a pair of fourth place efforts back in May and June. Scott Hawkins recorded his sixth top five of the season in fourth. Blackshear dropped to fifth.

The Sweeney Late Model Tour resumes action in a big way this weekend (October 5-6) part of the 30th annual "Pittsburgher" as the "Bill Hendren Memorial" presented by FK Rods Ends will take place. On Friday, FK Rods Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying and heat races will kick-off the weekend in addition to the $500 to-win "One to Remember" non-winners event presented by Pace Performance. Saturday will get started with the last chance B mains and dash to set the line-up for the 40-lap, $4,000 to-win, $300 to-start feature. A $250 to-win non-qualifier will also be held.

The RUSH Sprints will be off until the "Steel City Stampede" on October 12-13, which will feature an $800 to-win Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special event.

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series Race #15 (25 laps, $1,500 to-win): 1. MAX BLAIR (111) 2. Mike Pegher, Jr. (Geisler 1c) 3. John Waters (LeBarron 11) 4. Jason Genco (Badgley/Craig 29J) 5. Eric Wilson (27W) 6. Sam Pennacchio (311) 7. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 8. Andy Michael (17x) 9. Paul Grigsby (24) 10. Jimmy Johnson, Jr. (39J) 11. Damian Bidwell (1/2-Pint) 12. Brian Knowles (7) 13. Scott Gurdak (5G) 14. Ward Schell (61s) 15. Kyle Murray (21) 16. Paul Norman, Jr. (6) 17. Steve LeBarron (29) 18. Darrell Bossard (Winans 213) 19. Andy Proper (17) 20. Adam Ferri (66) 21. C.J. Irons (80JR) 22. Brady Wonderling (Ralyea z1) 23. Jamie Freeman (8) 24. Khole Wanzer (01W) 25. Scott Dellahoy (27) 26. Zach Wiech (6X). (Note: Adam Ferri took a Series provisional and Scott Dellahoy a Track provisional.)

DNQ for the feature: Wendell Pinckney (11), Jason Harmon (521), D.J. Krug (83), Jason McGregor (67J), Bill Kessler (09), T.J. Downs (1), Clayton Tarabori (18$), Ed Coast (43), Randy Ralyea (2R), Jason Knowles (4), Eli Mayhew (15), Michael Goudie (38).

Car Count: 38
Margin of Victory: 3.019 seconds
Feature Lap Leaders: Max Blair (1-25)
Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down Hard Charger": Andy Michael (+14)
Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night": Zach Wiech
TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night": Michael Goudie

FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying ($100 for fast time): 1. Max Blair 15.847 2. Mike Pegher, Jr. 15.884 3. Damian Bidwell 16.073 4. Eric Wilson 16.093 5. Jeremy Wonderling 16.108 6. Randy Ralyea 16.151 7. Sam Pennacchio 16.172 8. Darrell Bossard 16.206 9. Scott Gurdak 16.250 10. John Waters 16.253 11. Andy Proper 16.264 12. Jason Genco 16.265 13. Jimmy Johnson, Jr. 16.293 14. C.J. Irons 16.295 15. Adam Ferri 16.318 16. Brady Wonderling 16.356 17. Brian Knowles 16.459 18. Steve LeBarron 16.459 19. Jason Knowles 16.501 20. Paul Grigsby 16.515 21. Kyle Murray 16.528 22. Paul Norman 16.537 23. Khole Wanzer 16.585 24. D.J. Krug 16.644 25. Jason McGregor 16.666 26. Eli Mayhew 16.801 27. Ward Schell 16.815 28. Bill Kessler 16.867 29. T.J. Downs 16.892 30. Clayton Tarabori 17.010 31. Jamie Freeman 17.052 32. Andy Michael 17.137 33. Michael Goudie 17.160 34. Wendell Pinckney 17.226 35. Scott Dellahoy 17.646 36. Ed Coast 17.707 37. Jason Harmon 17.717 38. Zach Wiech 18.417.

FK Rod Ends Heat 1 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. Blair 2. J. Wonderling 3. Gurdak 4. Johnson 5. B. Knowles 6. Harmon 7. Murray 8. McGregor 9. Downs 10. Goudie.

FK Rod Ends Heat 2 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. Pegher 2. Waters 3. LeBarron 4. Norman 5. Irons 6. Wiech 7. Pinckney 8. Tarabori 9. Mayhew 10. Ralyea.

FK Rod Ends Heat 3 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. Bidwell 2. Pennacchio 3. Proper 4. Wanzer 5. Schell 6. Freeman 7. Dellahoy 8. J. Knowles 9. Ferri.

FK Rod Ends Heat 4 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. Genco 2. Bossard 3. Wilson 4. B. Wonderling 5. Grigsby 6. Michael 7. Krug 8. Kessler 9. Coast.

Last Chance B Main 1 (8 laps, Top 2 transfer to A): 1. Murray 2. Freeman 3. Dellahoy 4. Harmon 5. McGregor 6. Downs 7. J. Knowles-DNS 8. Ferri-DNS 9. Goudie-DNS.

Last Chance B Main 2 (8 laps, Top 2 transfer to A): 1.Michael 2. Wiech 3. Pinckney 4. Krug 5. Kessler 6. Tarabori 7. Coast 8. Ralyea 9. Mayhew-DNS.

Dash (6 laps): 1. Blair 2. Genco 3. Pennacchio 4. Pegher 5. Waters 6. Wonderling 7. Bidwell 8. Bossard.

RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #22(20 laps, $600 to-win):1. CHAD RUHLMAN (87R) 2. Arnie Kent (18) 3. Dave Hawkins (27) 4. Scott Hawkins (37) 5. Brad Blackshear (19) 6. Steve Cousins (56) 7. Steve Pedley (21) 8. Brian Woodhall (8B) 9. Jim Kurpakus (72B).

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, Close Racing Supply, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, Valley Fashions, Dirt Late Model Magazine, and Three Rivers Karting.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

 

 

Thiel holds off Stewart to capture opening night of IRA Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at Plymouth

Cox nets Wingless Sprint Car triumph with last-lap pass

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS, Plymouth, Wis.) September 28, 2018 – On a night when two all-time Sprint Car racing legends mounted spirited bids for victory, Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan held off both veteran drivers to stand tall at the end of the 30-lap Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series event on night one of the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships Friday, Sept. 28, at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

Thiel, who came into the night trailing IRA point leader Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, Ill. by just 36 points in the chase for the 2018 IRA title on the final weekend of points competition, lined up on the front row of the A-main event beside polesitter Steve Meyer of Sheboygan Falls.

On the drop of the green flag, Thiel shot high to power his way into the lead while Meyer tucked into second along the low groove. In the early going, Meyer patiently worked the low line to close the gap on the high-riding Thiel. On lap 5, Meyer ducked under Thiel to seize the top spot in turn one on lap 6.

However, Thiel battled back to slide underneath Meyer to regain the top spot in turn three before Meyer lost control and spun entering turn four to bring out the first caution of the race on lap 6.

When the race resumed, Thiel held strong to the high line while three-time World of Outlaws Series champion and 46-year Sprint Car veteran Sammy Swindell of Germantown, Tenn., who started fourth, worked the low groove into second. As the leaders encountered lapped traffic on lap 9, Swindell, who was making his first-ever appearance at The Plymouth Dirt Track behind the wheel of the Sheboygan-based Thone Motorsports No. 1 machine, quickly began to close the gap on Thiel.

Swindell pounced on lap 13 with a low move in turn two to gain the top spot. Three laps later, Swindell found himself mired in heavy lapped traffic, which allowed Thiel to recapture the lead in turn four on lap 16.

On the next lap, Swindell moved up to the outside lane to challenge for the top spot before tagging the frontstretch wall attempting to maneuver around Thiel. The contact with the wall produced a flat right rear tire on Swindell’s car, which forced him to slow on the track to bring out the second caution flag of the event.

After going to the work area, Swindell’s crew discovered additional damage to the right rear of the car, which kept him from returning to action and relegated the Sprint Car Hall of Famer to a 23rd-place finish.

On the restart, three-time NASCAR Cup champion and veteran Sprint Car stalwart Tony Stewart of Columbus, Ind., who started 10th, made his presence known as he worked the high groove to seize third from sixth starter Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh on lap 19 before diving low to pass third starter Jeremy Schultz of Beaver Dam for second on lap 22.

Stewart, who finished second to eighth-time IRA champion Bill Balog of Hartland by .004 of second in his most recent appearance at The Plymouth Track on Sept. 1, was closing the gap quickly on Thiel along the cushion when Dave Uttech of Kenosha hit the wall existing turn two and flipped along the backstretch just in front of the leaders to bring out a red flag on lap 27.

On the restart, Thiel stuck to the low groove to block Stewart’s ability to pull off a slide job entering turn one. From there, Thiel stayed planted to the low line, while Stewart pounded the cushion, en route to his fourth A-main victory of the 2018 IRA season.

Stewart had to settle for second for the second straight race at Plymouth, Schultz placed third, McMullen wound up fourth and Mike Reinke of Howards Grove started and finished fifth.

Thiel’s victory coupled with Blackhurst’s seventh-place showing, allowed the Sheboygan driver to pull within 15-points of the IRA points lead heading into the final night of the IRA season on Saturday, Sept. 29, at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

“It feels great to win this race on the final weekend of the IRA season,” Thiel said in victory lane. “Knowing where we stand going into these last two nights here this weekend, the bottom line is we just need to win races. We were trying to knock down the wall at the start of the race and it worked okay for a while. Then we got to racing with Sammy and the track just seemed to be too wide for us to run up there consistently and keep up a good pace.

“On the last restart, I got a good run on the bottom and managed to hold Tony off,” he said. “I saw the No. 14 gradually moving up the scoreboard and I knew he was probably working the bottom quite a bit like he did last Sunday at LaSalle. We weren’t necessarily set up to run the bottom, but we made it work at the end. I’m so happy for my crew. They always give 110 percent to make the car the best it can be for every race. Now we have one night left tomorrow night back here at Plymouth and we have to go out and try to win that one too.”

After finishing second for the second time in IRA competition at Plymouth in less than a month, Stewart was upbeat and complimentary of his fellow competitors.

“I can’t complain about coming up from 10th to finish second with these guys,” Stewart said. “All these guys that have a lot of laps here, like Scotty [Thiel] and Bill [Balog], are tough to beat at this track and they just seem to get tougher every year. Tonight, I’m sure Sammy [Swindell] would have also been in the mix for the win too if he hadn’t of had that flat tire. Sometimes people don’t give local guys enough credit, but its tough for someone like me to come here on occasion and run with them for wins. I’m almost at a disadvantage because they have run so many laps here and they know the track so well.”

Schultz, who has fallen short of gaining an IRA A-main victory in 2018, was dejected that he was not able to get his car to victory lane.

“I’m proud of my guys and everything they do to put me in a position to win races, but it just hasn’t happened this year,” Schultz said. “I feel really bad about that. It is weird to say finishing third is one of the highlights of our season, but it has been that kind of year.”

In the 25-lap Wisconsin Wingless A-main Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Ill. grabbed the lead on the opening lap from the pole. On lap 2, fifth starter Matt Vandevere of Zion, Ill. moved past outside front row starter Nick Petska of Spring Grove, Ill. to seize second.

By lap 8, Vandevere had closed to Hafford’s rear bumper and began to pressure for the lead. Meanwhile, current Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car Series point leader Tim Cox of Park City, Ill. worked his way into third, on lap 11, after starting sixth.

On lap 15, Vandevere ventured up to the high groove in an attempt to challenge Hafford for the top spot, which left the door open for Cox to assume second on lap 16.

Cox closed to within inches of Hafford’s rear bumper on lap 23 and on the final circuit, Cox used a huge run on the backstretch to power under Hafford entering turn three. Cox then held on through turn four and back to the checkered flag to post his first Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car A-main triumph of the 2018 campaign in the caution-free race.

Hafford finished second, Petska was third, ninth starter Craig Campton of Pardeeville placed fourth and Chris Dodd of Trevor wound up fifth after starting fourth.

Todd King of Sheboygan Falls won the IRA B main and Jack Blackhurst was earn the IRA fast qualifier award with a last of 11.803.

Rod Colburn of New Berlin captured the Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car B main and Chris Dodd of Trevor was the Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car fast qualifier with a lap of 14.358.

The event drew 29 IRA 410 Sprint Cars and 33 Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars.
IRA Interstate Racing Association, Plymouth Dirt Track, Sept. 28, 2018
A Feature 1 30 laps
1. 64-Scotty Thiel, [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, [10]; 3. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, [3]; 4. 10W-Brandon McMullen, [6]; 5. 02-Mike Reinke, [5]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog, [9]; 7. 25-Jake Blackhurst, [7]; 8. 2W-Scott Neitzel, [8]; 9. 1M-Phillip Mock, [20]; 10. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, [12]; 11. 4B-Scott Biertzer, [13]; 12. 7-Scott Uttech, [14]; 13. 23-Russel Borland, [18]; 14. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, [17]; 15. 85M-Steve Meyer, [1]; 16. 22-Todd King, [19]; 17. 4K-Kris Spitz, [15]; 18. 73-Ben Schmidt, [11]; 19. 12-Michael Decker, [23]; 20. 10V-Matt VandeVere, [21]; 21. 32-Jeremy Hunt, [24]; 22. 68-Dave Uttech, [16]; 23. 1-Sammy Swindell, [4]; 24. 43-Jereme Schroeder, [22]
B Feature 1 12 laps
1. 22-Todd King, [1]; 2. 1M-Phillip Mock, [4]; 3. 10V-Matt VandeVere, [3]; 4. 43-Jereme Schroeder, [2]; 5. 12-Michael Decker, [5]; 6. 32-Jeremy Hunt, [6]; 7. 11X-Tony Wondra, [9]; 8. 29-Hunter Custer, [7]; 9. 63-Nick Matuszewski, [11]; 10. 45-Matt Wiese, [10]; (DNS) 18-Keith Fellner,
Heat 1 10 laps
1. 2W-Scott Neitzel, [2]; 2. 02-Mike Reinke, [1]; 3. 25-Jake Blackhurst, [4]; 4. 4B-Scott Biertzer, [5]; 5. 10W-Brandon McMullen, [3]; 6. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, [6]; 7. 22-Todd King, [7]; 8. 32-Jeremy Hunt, [10]; 9. 11X-Tony Wondra, [9]; 10. 45-Matt Wiese, [8]
Heat 2 10 laps
1. 1-Sammy Swindell, [3]; 2. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, [2]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog, [4]; 4. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, [1]; 5. 7-Scott Uttech, [5]; 6. 23-Russel Borland, [6]; 7. 1M-Phillip Mock, [10]; 8. 43-Jereme Schroeder, [7]; 9. 18-Keith Fellner, [8]; 10. 63-Nick Matuszewski, [9]
Heat 3 10 laps
1. 14-Tony Stewart, [2]; 2. 73-Ben Schmidt, [1]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel, [4]; 4. 85M-Steve Meyer, [3]; 5. 4K-Kris Spitz, [6]; 6. 68-Dave Uttech, [5]; 7. 10V-Matt VandeVere, [8]; 8. 12-Michael Decker, [9]; 9. 29-Hunter Custer, [7]
Qualifying 1 00:00:00
1. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 00:11.803[2]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:11.853[11]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel, 00:11.926[26]; 4. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 00:11.954[5]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell, 00:11.970[28]; 6. 85M-Steve Meyer, 00:12.023[4]; 7. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 00:12.066[20]; 8. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 00:12.085[27]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart, 00:12.109[17]; 10. 1M-Phillip Mock, 00:12.116[6]; 11. 02-Mike Reinke, 00:12.125[15]; 12. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 00:12.145[18]; 13. 73-Ben Schmidt, 00:12.202[16]; 14. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 00:12.252[9]; 15. 7-Scott Uttech, 00:12.279[1]; 16. 68-Dave Uttech, 00:12.306[14]; 17. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 00:12.316[10]; 18. 23-Russel Borland, 00:12.326[8]; 19. 4K-Kris Spitz, 00:12.469[24]; 20. 22-Todd King, 00:12.547[19]; 21. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 00:12.602[21]; 22. 29-Hunter Custer, 00:12.799[13]; 23. 45-Matt Wiese, 00:12.917[7]; 24. 18-Keith Fellner, 00:12.943[25]; 25. 10V-Matt VandeVere, 00:13.050[3]; 26. 11X-Tony Wondra, 00:13.138[29]; 27. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 00:13.218[22]; 28. 12-Michael Decker, 00:13.313[12]; 29. 32-Jeremy Hunt, 00:14.034[23]
WingLESS Sprints, Plymouth Dirt Track, Sept. 28, 2018
A Feature, 25 laps
1. 40-Tim Cox, [6]; 2. 38-Allen Hafford, [1]; 3. 18-Nick Petska, [2]; 4. 7S-Craig Campton, [9]; 5. 01-Chris Dodd, [4]; 6. 21-Ryan Zielski, [3]; 7. 97-Nathan Crane, [14]; 8. 2-Jordan Mattson, [10]; 9. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [7]; 10. 19K-Derek Crane, [21]; 11. 70-Chris Klemko, [11]; 12. 1-Rod Colburn, [17]; 13. 0-John Fahl, [20]; 14. 48-Jason Cox, [18]; 15. 20-Natalie Klemko, [16]; 16. 4-Jordan Paulsen, [22]; 17. 91-Jimmy Sivia, [12]; 18. 71S-Doug Schenck, [8]; 19. 9-Greg Olsen, [19]; 20. 15V-Matt VandeVere, [5]; 21. 23Z-Zach Raidart, [15]; 22. 41-Dennis Spitz, [13]
B Feature 1 12 laps | 00:00:00
1. 1-Rod Colburn, [2]; 2. 48-Jason Cox, [3]; 3. 9-Greg Olsen, [1]; 4. 0-John Fahl, [4]; 5. 19K-Derek Crane, [9]; 6. 4-Jordan Paulsen, [6]; 7. 6B-Vince Bartolotta, [8]; 8. 29OG-Tom Eller, [11]; 9. 94-Jim Wehrman, [14]; 10. 00-Paul Shaffer, [10]; 11. 22-Bruce Waterworth, [12]; 12. 12-Shawn Swim, [7]; 13. 39-William Huck, [15]; 14. (DNF) 15H-Kevin Hinich, [5]; (DNS) 29-Randy Stanford, ; (DNS) 70K-Jake Kouba, ; (DNS) 77-James Walldan,
Heat 1 8 laps | 00:00:00
1. 40-Tim Cox, [1]; 2. 01-Chris Dodd, [4]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [2]; 4. 38-Allen Hafford, [3]; 5. 0-John Fahl, [6]; 6. 4-Jordan Paulsen, [5]; 7. 22-Bruce Waterworth, [8]; 8. (DNF) 29-Randy Stanford, [7]; (DNS) 77-James Walldan,
Heat 2 8 laps | 00:00:00
1. 21-Ryan Zielski, [4]; 2. 70-Chris Klemko, [2]; 3. 41-Dennis Spitz, [1]; 4. 2-Jordan Mattson, [3]; 5. 15H-Kevin Hinich, [6]; 6. 12-Shawn Swim, [5]; 7. 00-Paul Shaffer, [7]; 8. 94-Jim Wehrman, [8]
Heat 3 8 laps | 00:00:00
1. 15V-Matt VandeVere, [5]; 2. 7S-Craig Campton, [3]; 3. 18-Nick Petska, [4]; 4. 23Z-Zach Raidart, [2]; 5. 1-Rod Colburn, [1]; 6. 6B-Vince Bartolotta, [6]; 7. 29OG-Tom Eller, [7]; 8. 39-William Huck, [8]
Heat 4 8 laps | 00:00:00
1. 71S-Doug Schenck, [3]; 2. 91-Jimmy Sivia, [2]; 3. 97-Nathan Crane, [5]; 4. 20-Natalie Klemko, [7]; 5. 48-Jason Cox, [1]; 6. 19K-Derek Crane, [6]; 7. 9-Greg Olsen, [4]; (DNS) 70K-Jake Kouba,
Qualifying 1 00:00:00
1. 01-Chris Dodd, 00:14.358[33]; 2. 21-Ryan Zielski, 00:14.437[14]; 3. 18-Nick Petska, 00:14.595[12]; 4. 9-Greg Olsen, 00:14.611[4]; 5. 38-Allen Hafford, 00:14.653[27]; 6. 2-Jordan Mattson, 00:14.660[30]; 7. 7S-Craig Campton, 00:14.675[25]; 8. 71S-Doug Schenck, 00:14.686[19]; 9. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, 00:14.697[3]; 10. 70-Chris Klemko, 00:14.721[26]; 11. 23Z-Zach Raidart, 00:14.740[10]; 12. 91-Jimmy Sivia, 00:14.778[28]; 13. 40-Tim Cox, 00:14.797[7]; 14. 41-Dennis Spitz, 00:14.809[17]; 15. 1-Rod Colburn, 00:14.840[15]; 16. 48-Jason Cox, 00:14.858[1]; 17. 4-Jordan Paulsen, 00:14.860[16]; 18. 12-Shawn Swim, 00:14.886[5]; 19. 15V-Matt VandeVere, 00:14.914[24]; 20. 97-Nathan Crane, 00:15.040[29]; 21. 0-John Fahl, 00:15.113[13]; 22. 15H-Kevin Hinich, 00:15.113[9]; 23. 6B-Vince Bartolotta, 00:15.140[8]; 24. 19K-Derek Crane, 00:15.142[31]; 25. 29-Randy Stanford, 00:15.155[21]; 26. 00-Paul Shaffer, 00:15.400[2]; 27. 29OG-Tom Eller, 00:15.507[22]; 28. 20-Natalie Klemko, 00:15.525[20]; 29. 22-Bruce Waterworth, 00:15.628[6]; 30. 94-Jim Wehrman, 00:15.851[23]; 31. 39-William Huck, 00:16.272[11]; (DNS) 70K-Jake Kouba, ; (DNS) 77-James Walldan,

 

 

Thomas Wins Inaugural ‘James Dean Classic’

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Feature

Friday at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 29 — Kevin Thomas Jr. of Avon, Ind., will go down in the record books as the winner of the inaugural “James Dean Classic” at Gas City I-69 Speedway. The special race was a 30-lap USAC AMSOIL national sprint car feature held at the quarter-mile dirt oval Friday night before a huge crowd to close the track’s 2018 season.

Isaac Chapple of Willow Branch, Ind., started second and used the low groove to lead the first 25 laps. Thomas, who started right behind him in fourth place, vaulted into second on the first lap and used the middle groove to hound Chapple until Thomas was able to power by him on the outside in Turn 2 working lap 26.

C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind., came on strong at the end to wrestle second away from Chapple right before the checkered and the red waved on lap 30 when Dallas Hewitt of Troy, Ohio flipped in Turn 2. Luckily he was unhurt. Chapple held on for third. Chris Windom of St. Louis, the ProSource fastest qualifier, was fourth and Chase Stockon of Fort Branch, Ind., finished fifth.

In a night that had a fifties theme and was all about greasers, it was fitting that Thomas’s Dynamics, Inc./Hoffman Auto Racing/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing DRC/Speedway Chevy No. 69 ended up in victory lane, as it is sponsored by Mean Green Degreaser.

It was Thomas’s sixth USAC national sprint car victory of the season and the second triumph of 2018 at Gas City for the 27-year-old native of Cullman, Ala., as he also won a Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS) feature here on May 4. Friday’s $5,000 victory also put Thomas back on top of the USAC AMSOIL national sprint point standings.

His margin of victory over Leary was 0.586. He set the fastest lap of the race on lap 12 with a time of 12.426 seconds when he was just 0.242 behind Chapple.

Clinton Boyles of Greenwood, Mo. finished tenth in the USAC sprint feature after sewing up the track’s 2018 non-wing sprint car championship in the Paul Hazen No. 57.

Derek Losh of Rensselaer, Ind. earned $1,000 for winning the 20-lap UMP modified feature. It was his 16th feature win of the year but his first at Gas City this season with his Superior Sales and Service/Rensselaer Iron and Metal Co. No. 21.

Losh started third, took the lead from polesitter Jerry Bowersock on lap 13, lost it to Randy Lines on lap 16, and regained it by slipping under Lines in Turn 4 on the white-flag lap. Lines held on for second followed by Zeke McKenzie, Bowersock and Todd Sherman, who started way back in 16th.

Dillon Nusbaum started 14th and finished 17th, but the Spencerville, Ind.-based driver still earned the UMP modified track championship.

Three other drivers who call Marion, Ind. home all finished second in their respective features but won their division’s championships. They were Lines (super streets), D.J. Holt (thunder cars), and Eric Solms (front-wheel-drive compacts).

Glenn Bradley, also of Marion, won the 15-lap super street feature over Lines, Tim Wilbur, Jeremy Creech and Jami Cale. He started fourth but got the lead when Lines went too high in Turn 4 on lap two after two restarts with one lap down.

Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind., won the 15-lap thunder car main event over Holt, Kaleb Hinkley, Jeff Hinkley Jr. and Steve Tanner. Flaugh took the lead by slipping under James Headley on the backstretch working lap six. Holt got second by sliding under Headley on a restart after Rick Paul brought out a red flag when his car caught fire and he rolled to a stop in the infield. He wasn’t hurt.

Headley, of Marion, also drove in the front-wheel-drive compact division and he won that 15-lap feature over Solms, Gage Allen, Logan Easterday and Alyssa Clark. He started second in that race and led every lap.

Despite a card that featured 95 race cars, the program was run in three hours, ending at 10:35 p.m.

The complete show was streamed live on SpeedShiftTv.com. The USAC portion will also be available for on-demand viewing beginning later this weekend on LoudPedal.tv.

Fans can get up-to-date information on the 2019 season on the track’s Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car Time Trials: 1. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-11.988; 2. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.016; 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 69, Dynamics-12.078; 4. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-12.144; 5. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-12.242; 6. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-12.251; 7. Jason McDougal, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-12.263; 8. Tyler Thomas, 2E, Epperson-12.272; 9. Shane Cottle, 5G, Goacher-12.293; 10. Thomas Meseraull, 00, Meseraull-12.297; 11. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-12.302; 12. Dave Darland, 36D, Goodnight/Curb-Agajanian-12.327; 13. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-12.346; 14. Brady Bacon, 99, Bacon-12.347; 15. Tony DiMattia, 50, TDM-12.382; 16. Carson Short, 5B, Briscoe-12.422; 17. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-12.427; 18. Brian VanMeveren, 24, VanMeveren-12.442; 19. Kyle Cummins, 3c, EZR/Cummins-12.453; 20. Dustin Ingle, 2DI, Ingle-12.493; 21. Clinton Boyles, 57, Hazen-12.495; 22. Dallas Hewitt, 18H, Keen-12.553; 23. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-12.603; 24. Garrett Abrams, 32A, Abrams-12.603; 25. Tyler Hewitt, 97x, One More Time-12.731; 26. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-12.748; 27. Billy Cribbs, 16, Cribbs-12.782; 28. Shane Cockrum, 24p, Paul-12.900; 29. Luke Harbison, 40, Harbison-13.261; 30. Frank Rodgers, 11, Rodgers-13.312; 31. Jack James, 99J, James-13.353; 32. Bob McMillin, 5m, McMillin-13.358; 33. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-NT.

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Heat 1 (10 laps): 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Clinton Boyles, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Justin Grant, 6. Matt Westfall, 7. Tyler Hewitt, 8. Luke Harbison. 2:03.21.

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Heat 2 (10 laps): 1. Isaac Chapple, 2. Dallas Hewitt, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Travis Hery, 6. Thomas Meseraull, 7. Frank Rodgers, 8. Brian VanMeveren. NT.

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Heat 3 (10 laps): 1. Kyle Cummins, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Jason McDougal, 4. Tony DiMattia, 5. Matt Goodnight, 6. Josh Hodges, 7. Billy Cribbs, 8. Jack James. 2:03.79.

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Heat 4 (10 laps): 1. Dustin Ingle, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Carson Short, 4. Chase Stockon, 5. Tyler Thomas, 6. Shane Cockrum, 7. Garrett Abrams, 8. Bob McMillin. 2:05.02.

USAC AMSOIL Sprint B Main (12 laps): 1. Justin Grant, 2. Josh Hodges, 3. Tyler Thomas, 4. Matt Westfall, 5. Thomas Meseraull, 6. Tyler Hewitt, 7. Garrett Abrams, 8. Shane Cockrum, 9. Billy Cribbs, 10. Travis Hery, 11. Frank Rodgers, 12. Luke Harbison, 13. Bob McMillin, 14. Jack James, 15. Brian VanMeveren, 16. Matt Goodnight. 2:30.38.

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Feature (30 laps; starting positions in parentheses): 1. Kevin Thomas Jr. (4), 2. C.J. Leary (5), 3. Isaac Chapple (2), 4. Chris Windom (6), 5. Chase Stockon (3), 6. Dave Darland (12), 7. Kyle Cummins (18), 8. Justin Grant (7), 9. Tyler Thomas (8), 10. Clinton Boyles (20), 11. Shane Cottle (9), 12. Matt Westfall (13), 13. Brady Bacon (14), 14. Carson Short (16), 15. Tyler Hewitt (22), 16. Tony DiMattia (15), 17. Tyler Courtney (17), 18. Jason McDougal (1), 19. Josh Hodges (11), 20. Dallas Hewitt (21), 21. Dustin Ingle (19), 22. Thomas Meseraull (10). NT.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Garrett Jameson, 3. Jason Jones, 4. Casey Davis, 5. Corey Bevard, 6. Aaron Orr, 7. Pat Ehlert, 8. Jamie Lomax.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Bradley Jameson, 2. Jerry Bowersock, 3. Jim Mallery, 4. Daniel Russell, 5. Dillon Nusbaum, 6. Craig Walker, 7. Brennan Sherman, 8. Richard Swan.

UMP Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Zeke McKenzie, 2. Randy Lines, 3. Andy Bishop, 4. Steven Hogue, 5. Tim Wilbur, 6. Todd Sherman, 7. Jerry Bland Jr., 8. Jessica Sroufe.

UMP Modified B Main 1 (10 laps): 1. Todd Sherman, 2. Aaron Orr, 3. Jerry Bland Jr., 4. Jessica Sroufe, 5. Craig Walker, 6. Brennan Sherman, 7. Pat Ehlert, 8. Richard Swan, 9. Jamie Lomax (DNS).

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Randy Lines, 3. Zeke McKenzie, 4. Jerry Bowersock, 5. Todd Sherman, 6. Garrett Jameson, 7. Bradley Jameson, 8. Daniel Russell, 9. Jim Mallery, 10. Tim Wilbur, 11. Casey Davis, 12. Jessica Sroufe, 13. Jason Jones, 14. Corey Bevard, 15. Andy Bishop, 16. Craig Walker, 17. Dillon Nusbaum, 18. Brennan Sherman, 19. Steven Hogue, 20. Jerry Bland Jr., 21. Aaron Orr (DNS).

Super Street Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Jeff Matheny, 2. Tim Wilbur, 3. Jami Cale, 4. Jeremy Creech, 5. James Headley, 6. Jeffery Jessup, 7. Casey Barr.

Super Street Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. Randy Lines, 2. Glenn Bradley, 3. Tony Homan, 4. Josh Robertson, 5. Jarrett Rennaker, 6. Mike Fincher, 7. Scott Robertson.

Super Street Feature (15 laps): 1. Glenn Bradley, 2. Randy Lines, 3. Tim Wilbur, 4. Jeremy Creech, 5. Jami Cale, 6. Jeffery Jessup, 7. Tony Homan, 8. Casey Barr, 9. Mike Fincher, 10. Jarrett Rennaker, 11. Josh Robertson, 12. Scott Robertson, 13. Jeff Matheny, 14. James Headley.

Thunder Car Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Kaleb Hinkley, 2. Ervin Turner, 3. D.J. Holt, 4. Kaleb Hinkley, 5. Brad Keith, 6. Steve Tanner, 7. Cody Devlin.

Thunder Car Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. Ron Flaugh, 3. Mike Reitz, 4. Bryce Krider, 5. Greg Long, 6. Stevie Clark, 7. Rick Paul.

Thunder Car Feature (15 laps): 1. Ron Flaugh, 2. D.J. Holt, 3. Kaleb Hinkley, 4. Jeff Hinkley Jr., 5. Steve Tanner, 6. Brad Keith, 7. Greg Long, 8. James Headley, 9. Rick Paul, 10. Stevie Clark, 11. Bryce Krider, 12. Mike Reitz, 13. Ervin Turner, 14. Cody Devlin.

Front-Wheel Drive Compact Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Eric Solms, 2. James Headley Jr., 3. Gage Allen, 4. Kolten Sollars, 5. Logan Easterday, 6. Alyssa Clark, 7. Jacob Beard, 8. Brett Clark, 9. Brad Evans, 10. Dillen Loudy.

Front-Wheel Drive Compact Feature (15 laps/15 minutes): 1. James Headley Jr., 2. Eric Solms, 3. Gage Allen, 4. Logan Easterday, 5. Alyssa Clark, 6. Kolten Sollars, 7. Brett Clark, 8. Dillen Loudy, 9. Brad Evans, 10. Jacob Beard.

 

 

Jon Agan Tops Night #1 of Sprint Invaders “Fall Haul” at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, September 28, 2018 – Jon Agan picked up $2,000 and $535 in lap money for his third career win with the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa Saturday night. The event was the opener for the two-night “Faul Haul” season finale for the Sprint Invaders. Both Agan and second place finisher Paul Nienhiser secured a spot in the Shake-up Dash Saturday night for their performances.

Terry McCarl looked dominant after winning the Shake-up Dash and starting the 25-lap main event on the pole. Agan shot into the second position, followed by Brayden Gaylord early on. McCarl was in lapped traffic by the fifth circuit. Nienhiser was working forward from outside row four as well, though he tagged the wall hard around lap five. He worked his way around Gaylord, before the latter came to a stop at the top of turn one, bringing the only caution of the race and spoiling his fourth place run.

The yellow negated an Agan pass of McCarl for the lead in heavy lapped traffic. McCarl led Agan, Nienhiser, Josh Schneiderman and John Schulz back to green. Agan showed his pass was no fluke, passing the leader and taking the point. Two laps later, Nienhiser would follow suit and take second.

The last half of the event was waged in heavy lapped traffic. There were several close calls for both Agan and Nienhiser. Agan would pull away to win over Nienhiser, McCarl, Seth Bergman and Josh Schneiderman. Chris Martin, Schulz, Kaley Gharst, hard-charger Joe B. Miller and Dustin Clark would complete the top ten. Several bonuses, including $50 in lap money ($25 for first, $15 for second, and $10 for third each lap) were added and many more are planned for the finale.

“First off, thanks to Brad (Stevens) and Jessi (Mynatt) for working their tails off at this place, and putting up shows like this one,” said Agan in Victory Lane of the 34 Raceway owners. “This place is awesome! It’s a place we’ve been good at for a long time, and I don’t have near the wins here I should. I hated that caution (when his pass was negated). I was hitting the frame rail on entry at the top. I couldn’t do anything else. I did what I could do. Holy cow, was traffic hairy!”

“We had a really good car all night,” said Nienhiser. “I think that was pretty obvious. We had speed from hot laps on. I shot myself in the foot in the Dash getting over the cushion and having to start the feature eighth. Jon was pretty strong early, and I felt we were catching he and Terry both in traffic. It would have been interesting to see the whole race go green. We were trying all 25 laps and came up a little short. We’re looking forward to tomorrow.”

“Scott (Bonar) and I don’t race together very often, and I totally trust him,” said McCarl of his car owner. “I didn’t ask a thing about the car all night. After the Dash, the bottom was really sticky and starting to come in. I didn’t think it would blow off like it did, but it was great. It was the ‘old style Burlington’ I used to run back in the day. I was mad at myself. We were a little loose from the word ‘go’. I had to get the wing back, and when Jon got by me, I pulled it back more. At that point, we got tight. I felt late we moved around and got better. We ran those guys back down. I feel we did the best we could. We’ll get it a little better for tomorrow night when the big money is on the line.”

The Sprint Invaders season will conclude with the “Fall Haul” finale at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa Saturday, September 29. The feature will pay $3,400 to win plus bonuses! For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (3) 2. 9x, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (8) 3. 50, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (1) 4. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (5) 5. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2) 6. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (15) 7. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (6) 8. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (10) 9. 51B, Joe B. Miller, Millerstown, MO (19) 10. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (9) 11. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (11) 12. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (14) 13. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (16) 14. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (21) 15. 10, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7) 16. 11az, Colten Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (22) 17. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (17) 18. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (22) 19. 007, Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL (12) 20. 40, Andy Huston, Roseville, IL (18) 21. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (24) 22. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (13) 23. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (4) 24. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (23) DNS – 0, Dustin Adams, St. Louis, MO. Lap Leaders: McCarl 1-9, Agan 10-25. KSE Hard-charger: C. Martin. Hard-charger: Miller.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (4*) 2. Seth Bergman (2*) 3. Jarrod Schneiderman (1*) 4. Ryan Jamison (3*) 5. Daniel Bergquist (6*) 6. Ayrton Gennetten (5) DNS – 0x, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Ryan Leavitt (2*) 2. Jon Agan (4*) 3. Cody Wehrle (3*) 4. Kaley Gharst (6*) 5. Tanner Gebhardt (7*) 6. Colten Fisher (1) 7. John Greenwood (5)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. John Schulz (1*) 2. Dustin Clark (2*) 3. Paul Nienhiser (7*) 4. Chris Martin (4*) 5. Joe B. Miller (5*) 6. Harold Pohren (3) 7. Justin Buchholz (6)

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Brayden Gaylord (3*) 2. Terry McCarl (7*) 3. Brady Barker (2*) 4. Dustin Adams (1*) 5. Andy Huston (5*) 6. 12, Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa, IA (6) 7. 2D, Dave Keperling, Hannibal, MO (4)

B main (started), 12 laps: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (2) 2. Colten Fisher (4) 3. Harold Pohren (3) 4. Justin Buchholz (5) 5. John Greenwood (6) / 6. Doug Sylvester (1) 7. Dave Keperling (7) DNS – Mike Mayberry

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Terry McCarl (1) 2. Josh Schneiderman (2) 3. Jon Agan (6) 4. Brayden Gaylord (3) 5. Seth Bergman (8) 6. John Schulz (7) 7. Ryan Leavitt (5) 8. Paul Nienhiser (4)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Ryan Jamison

Saldana Racing Products – Daniel Bergquist

Kreitz Oval Track Products – John Greenwood

 

 

Holmes Thrills Crowd With Last Lap Pass For Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Victory At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II White City, Oregon...September 22...Tanner Holmes made an impressive late race charge to score his second straight 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event win Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. With eight laps to go, the 15 year old phenom was running fifth. He switched to the outside groove for the final eight laps and worked his way to the front, where he took the lead from Mike Wheeler with a last turn pass.

The Sprint Car count grew to a record 23 cars for this race, and the three eight lap heat race wins were recorded by Holmes, Wheeler and new track champion David Hibbard. Outlaw Kart superstar Wheeler outran top rookie Blaine Cory to win the 10 lap Scramble. The increase in car count forced a 12 lap B Main, won by Camden Robustelli ahead of Enrique Jaime and final transfer Cooper Desbians. Past Cottage Grove champion Hedge Carter saw his night end early with a flip in the B Main

With a pole position start, Wheeler raced into the early lead ahead of Cory and Bailey Hibbard. In his previous two starts, mechanical issues ended Wheeler's night early, but he was running strong on this occasion. Todd Whipple did a complete 360 in Turn 4 on lap five and kept going, but a yellow flag still waived. Wheeler continued to lead Cory and Bailey Hibbard on the restart with David Hibbard and Jeffrey Hudson filling out the top five at that moment. Robustelli brought out a caution flag when he broke in Turn 4 on lap eight. Wheeler continued to lead Cory and Bailey Hibbard on this restart. Aaron Miller and Kyler Barraza retired in the next few laps as Wheeler and Cory were having a close battle at the front of the pack. The final yellow flag waved on lap 18. Holmes was up to fifth by then, and he took fourth from David Hibbard on the restart as Wheeler continued to lead. Bailey Hibbard also slipped past Corey for the second position. Holmes was working the extreme high groove that no one else was touching, and he made a Turn 4 pass on to lap 21 to take third from Cory. He gathered the momentum exiting Turn 4 a lap later and made a frontstretch pass on Bailey Hibbard for second. Wheeler was still running the bottom line that had served him well to that point, and Holmes quickly reeled him in. As they exited the final turn, Holmes gathered the momentum for an outside pass down the front straightaway. Despite a slower car also running the high line, Holmes kept going and managed to beat Wheeler back to the checkered flag for the crowd thrilling victory. Wheeler settled for a disappointed second, followed by Bailey Hibbard, Cory, AJ Harbaugh, Jeffrey Hudson, David Hibbard, Desbiens, TJ Winningham and Bailey Sucich.

Race Results Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars Heat 1-Tanner Holmes, Jeffrey Hudson, Bailey Hibbard, Merissa Henson, Melissa Solsbee, Camden Robustelli, RC Levin.

Heat 2-Mike Wheeler, Aaron Miller, Todd Whipple, Bailey Sucich, AJ Harbaugh, Cooper Desbiens, Steve Thompson, Justin Tracy.

Heat 3-David Hibbard, Blaine Cory, TJ Winningham, Kyler Barraza, Steven Snawder, Enrique Jaime, Hedge Carter, Morgan Bergs.

Scramble-Mike Wheeler, Blaine Cory, Bailey Hibbard, TJ Winningham, David Hibbard, Tanner Holmes, Jeffrey Hudson, Todd Whipple, Aaron Miller.

B Main-Camden Robustelli, Enrique Jaime, Cooper Desbiens, Morgan Bergs, RC Levin, Hedge Carter, Steve Thompson, Justin Tracy.

Main Event-Tanner Holmes, Mike Wheeler, Bailey Hibbard, Blaine Cory, AJ Harbaugh, Jeffrey Hudson, David Hibbard, Cooper Desbiens, TJ Winningham, Bailey Sucich, Merissa Henson, Steven Snawder, Enrique Jaime, Todd Whipple, Melissa Solsbee, Kyler Barraza, Aaron Miller, Camden Robustelli.

 


 

Steve Poirier Beats Chuck Hebing in American/Canadian Clash Thriller at Airborne Park on Sunday

By Dean Reynolds

PLATTSBURGH, NY – It was the first ever American/Canadian Sprint Car Clash at the Airborne Park Speedway where the battle for the $4,000 top prize wasn’t decided until the waiving of the checkered flag by starter Austin Swamp.

Steve Poirier and Chuck Hebing swapped the lead twice in the final three laps with Poirier finally coming out on top of the former two-time Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) champion. For Poirier it capped a dream weekend as he claimed a record tying eighth ESS title the night before at the Fonda Speedway.

“When Chuck got by me I thought ‘oh I just lost the race’!” exclaimed Poirier right after, “He went under me and just pulled away. Then all of a sudden he just got too high in turn two and I got back under him. I just felt I got lucky.”

Poirier admitted afterwards, the multi-grooved track was challenging. “The track was better than I thought it would be. The top was fast but it looked like the bottom started to get some rubber. I was actually confused on to where to run,” he said jokingly. “I was down low and felt the rubber but I thought “Cobra” (Hebing) was up top and just got a run on me so I went back up there at the end. I don’t know it that was the right move.”

Poirier settled down and maneuvered through lapped traffic in the final lap to pick up his seventh win of the 2018 campaign. “To win the ESS championship last night and then to win such a competitive race today, it was a pretty special weekend for me and the crew.” Poirier summed up.

For Hebing, it was so close to the win in his first time ever seeing the Airborne 4/10ths mile, “I had a good run on Steve there coming off four and then I just went a bit to high in the next corner and he got back around,” said Hebing, “You just can’t give a guy like Steve that type of break. We wanted the win sure but had a good car, the guys have worked hard and each time we hit the track the car is good.”

For Matt Tanner, he made some late race moves and found himself in third at the checkers. “Those last two laps were a bit crazy, there were cars on top and bottom,” he said on the last few laps, “Jeff (Cook) got slowed up by a slower car and I was able to sneak under him to get third on the last lap. We had a good car and run here well, it was a good finish.”

The aforementioned Jeff Cook came home in fourth but did get has high as second as he found a good lane down low late. You can say he found the rubber before anyone else. Billy VanInwegen led several laps running the cushion but as the track changed and lapped traffic figured in he dropped back just a bit late to take fifth.

Rounding out the top ten were Jason Barney, Alex Vigneault, Alain Bergeron, Matt Billings and Chad Miller.

The special ESS vs. SCONE vs. Canada five lap dash with a $1,000 purse went to Alain Bergeron making for a Canada sweep of the night. VanInwegen and Barney followed the winner.

Davie Franek and Lucas Wolfe were in route but unfortunately an accident on Interstate 87 North stopped traffic for seven hours. Despite ESS and Airborne officials moving the schedule around hoping for their arrival, they were forced to turn around and go back home.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

American/Canadian Clash A-Main at Fonda – Steve Poirier ($4,000), Chuck Hebing ($2,000), Matt Tanner ($1,200), Jeff Cook ($700), Billy VanInwegen ($775), Jason Barney ($675), Alex Vignaeult ($450), Alain Bergeron ($725), Matt Billings ($410), Chad Miller ($400), Adam Pierson ($375), Scott Holcomb ($350), Will Hull ($440), Jake Williams ($330), Dale Gosselin ($320), Paul Pekkonen ($310), Dan Douville ($300), Ryan Avery ($300), Lacey Hanson ($425), Roger Levesque ($300), Sean Durand ($375), Jordan Fournwalt ($300).

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Danny Varin Wins Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Event at Fonda; Steve Poirier Claims Eighth Career Title

By MIKE MALLETT

FONDA, NY – Danny Varin dominated the second and final stop for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday night for his sixth win of the season. Varin was chased to the line by Steve Poirier in second which was good enough for him to win his eighth career series championship tying with him Mike Woodring for the most all time.

“This car has been phenomenal,” stated Varin in victory lane. “I can’t thank my crew enough. They put a really good car underneath me, good motor underneath me and it really paid off.”

Varin started on the outside of the front row which gave him the top lane going into turn one. He blasted around pole-sitter Cory Sparks to have the lead as the field exited the turn onto the back straightaway. From there he quickly opened up the gap over the field.

Varin caught traffic on lap seven forcing him to alter his line while Larry Wight worked his way into the runner-up position after starting fifth. Wight closed in on Varin as he encountered heavier traffic. Then, on lap nine the caution was necessary as Josh Flint spun in the third turn.

Much like the opening start, Varin was on the mark at the green flag putting distance on Wight. Wight had his hands full with Varin’s father Bobby as he looked to take second. As their battle continued for second, a few positions behind them Poirier was working his way up through from the 13th starting spot.

On lap 15 Poirier was looking to a make a three-wide move to go from seventh to fifth only to come together with Coleman Gulick. The contact caused Poirier to spin in turn three. He stayed on the gas and completed the 360 spin to keep going without losing a position.

One last caution was necessary as Bobby Varin's car came to a rest in turn one after collapsing the front end on lap 19. Action resumed with a double-file restart as Danny was flanked by Wight on the outside. Like the two previous starts, Danny was gone at the green.

“I was looking forward to the restarts to be honest with you,” commented Varin. “I felt so good after a restart, but the long green flags I was really fading and fading pretty fast. Once the yellow came out I gathered everything up, pulled the wing back a little bit more and put my foot to the floor.”

With Danny checking out, the race heated up for second. Poirier took advantage of the restart to jump from sixth into the top three with a wild three-wide pass on the outside. He then tracked down Wight to take over the runner-up spot with just a lap to go.

Danny was too far gone at that point as he went on to easily win the E&V Energy / NAPA Auto Parts / Mach 1 Chassis feature for his fourth consecutive win at his home track.

Poirier’s second place finish earned him championship number eight. He was able to put enough of a gap between himself and 2017 champion Jason Barney to earn top honors again to match Woodring’s record.

“We were not supposed to race for the title, but at mid-season it started being possible,” commented Poirier. “We had some luck. I felt like we deserved it. We had been good team and did really well during the season. We were just supposed to race for wins, but then we could get the title. I have a lot of respect for Mike Woodring and I didn’t know if we’d run for another championship, maybe next year to eventually get it. Now that it played our way I’ll have to come back to defend the title.”

It wasn’t an easy run to the title on Saturday night as Poirier had ignition issues in timed warm-ups which started him last in the heat. He missed the redraw before going on to win the dash. He then regrouped from the 360 spin in the feature to take second.

“What a night,” cited Poirier. “We battled hard tonight. We had problems in hot laps then some small problems with the car in the heat race and missed the redraw. We thought we were in trouble. In the feature we knew we had to take every position possible for the championship. I had a run on the backstretch on Coleman and Pieniazek, he turned a little onto me and I didn’t lift. I needed just a bit more traction to get there. When I spun I thought, ‘at least I tried.’ I wouldn’t have been proud of myself if I didn’t. I kept my foot in it and within two laps I was catching them again.”

Wight held on late to finish in the third position with Gulick finishing fourth and Pieniazek able to round out the top five.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main at Fonda – Danny Varin ($2,085), Steve Poirier ($1,160), Larry Wight ($860), Coleman Gulick ($630), Josh Pieniazek ($555), Billy VanInwegen ($470), Shawn Donath ($480), Cory Sparks ($470), Paul Kinney ($410), Matt Tanner ($400), Jason Barney ($395), Bobby Hackel ($355), Jeff Trombley ($375), Jeff Cook ($350), Chad Miller ($350), Matt Billings ($300), Mike Kiser ($325), Kelly Hebing ($325), Dave Axton ($350), Mike Mahaney ($300), Jeremiah Munson ($300), Floyd Billington ($300), Bobby Varin ($325), Josh Flint ($300).

Did Not Qualify – Sean Durand, Brett Wright, Keith Granholm.

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Wight, Donath, B. Varin $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Wight, Donath, D. Varin $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – D. Varin $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Sparks $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Poirier (13 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Cook $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Hebing $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Axton - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Pieniazek $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Barney $35

Trackside Body Works/Cobra Coaches Dash – Poirier ($100), Trombley ($75), Miller ($50), Kiser ($25), Hackel ($25), K. Hebing ($25)

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – D. Varin, Poirier, Wight $10

Hoosier Tire – Mahaney $200

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Franek Flies Away in The Third Annual Outlaw Fall Nationals

(Dundee, NY) Davie Franek made the four-hour tow from Wantage, New Jersey to Outlaw Speedway on Saturday night for the Outlaw Fall Nationals and it was well worth it leading the final 23 laps and scoring the Third Annual Outlaw Fall Nationals.

The race was shortened to 27 laps in respect to Greg Hodnett, who lost his life this past week at sprint car event in Pennsylvania.

“Unbelievable, my guys worked so hard in the shop this week” Franek expressed.” We didn’t really have the year we set out and wanted to do, but to rebound and win a race like this, its like a shot in the arm to get us through the rest of the year.”

It was Parker Evans and Steven Hutchinson Jr who started on the front by virtue of a dash put on by the Outlaw Speedway management that took place at the beginning of the night. Franek started in the third spot and wasted no time challenging for the lead.

Parker Evans would jump out for the lead in the first three circuits before Franek took over the on lap four.

Franek was just about to encounter lap traffic on lap eight which allowed Lucas Wolfe and Chuck Hebing to start to gain ground on the race leader.

The first caution would come out on lap ten as Denny Peebles would come to a stop on the front stretch just before turn one. At the same time, Mark Smith was parked at the top of turn two.

Franek would start to get challenged for the lead by Wolfe, Hebing and Steven Hutchinson Jr on the next restart, but Franek was still able to pull away as Wolfe and Hebing continued to exchange position. Jared Zimbardi would continue to move forward as well and was just outside of a podium position.

A couple of laps later, Zimbardi would come to a stop on turn four bringing the second yellow of the A Main which would restack the field once again. On lap 20, Franek would lead Wolfe, Hebing, Trenca and Steven Hutchinson Jr. Two drivers who came from back in the field were Jason Shultz who started 14th and B-Main Winner, Derek Locke who started 24th. Both drivers found themselves in the top ten by the lap 20 restart.

Franek would once again fire off a flawless restart and start to pull away from Wolfe and Hebing with just seven laps to go.

After Franek was able to place a few lap cars in between himself and the rest of the field, he would extend his lead and go on to score the $5,000 pay day.

Franek and his team knew what they had to do pick up the win over a very stout field.

“Writing down notes” the 2018 Selinsgrove Speedway Track Champion continued. “When you go to so many race tracks, you have to go back to your notebook and just know what you gotta do. We branched off that a little bit tonight.”

After what was an emotional week for so many sprint car drivers across the country, Franek certainly dedicated this win to Greg Hodnett.

“This win is definitely for Greg back in PA and family. Racing against him just makes you so much better, he such a class act on and off the race track. What happened was such a shame, but his legacy is going to live on as one of the best in Central Pennsylvania.”

Chuck Hebing was able to just get by Lucas Wolfe for the second spot and take home yet another podium finish with the Patriots in 2018.

“Its too bad we weren’t swapping for the lead there” Hebing mentioned. “Me and Lucas had a good race and I just could never quite get to Davie as that top curve kept him in the ball park, we had another great year with another great track and everyone wants to dedicate this race to Greg.”

Lucas Wolfe made the trip up from Pennsylvania and was quite satisfied with limited starts on New York race tracks.

“I think I held Chuck up a little bit” Wolfe admitted. “He was a little bit better on the bottom, I just wasn’t good enough on the restarts and then to get by him completely, I couldn’t do. I tried searching for something at the end and couldn’t find it.”

This was Franek’s first ever win at Outlaw and his fifth career win with the Patriot Sprint Tour. Heat wins went to Mark Smith, Jared Zimbardi, Lucas Wolfe and Chuck Hebing. Franek would win the rows 2-5 dash while Derek Locke would take home the B-Main event.

That will do it for the 2018 Patriot Sprint Tour season. Chuck Hebing would go on to win the 2018 Championship over Jordan Thomas, Kyle Drum, Scott Goodrich, Pete Richardson and Steve Glover.

PST President Mike Emhof would like to thank all the drivers, crews and supporting sponsors for another fantastic season.

The end of the year banquet will be held on Friday, November 16 at the Vernon Downs Casino in Vernon, NY. It will once again be a combined program with the CRSA Tour.

For upcoming news and other special announcements, please be sure to log onto www.patriotsprinttour.com as well as following @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

Third Annual Outlaw Fall Nationals

A Main (27 Laps) 1) 28F-DAVIE FRANEK (1) 2) 45-Chuck Hebing 3) 5w-Lucas Wolfe 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 29-Jason Shultz 6) 54j-Steven Hutchinson Jr 7) 22x-Jonathan Preston 8) 77-Derek Locke 9) 61-Parker Evans 10) 49-Scott Kreutter 11) 5-Justin Barger 12) 39-Josh Weller 13) 79-Jordan Thomas 14) 47-Kyle Drum 15) 10-Mitch Brown 16) 30-Scott Goodrich 17) 36-Steve Doell 18) 3-Denny Peebles 19) 99k-Dan Kuhn 20) 1-10- Jake Brown 21) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 22) 121-Steve Glover 23) 1Q-Thomas Radivoy 24) 67-Pete Richardson 25-82-Jared Zimbardi 26) 55-Mark Smith

Heat 1: 1) 55-Mark Smith 2) 49-Scott Kreutter 3) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 4) 1-10- Jake Brown 5) 30-Scott Goodrich 6) 1J-Derrick Juliano 7) 9-Ryan Linder 8) 48a- Alysha Bay

Heat 2: 1) 82-Jared Zimbardi 2) 98-Joe Trenca 3) 1Q-Thomas Radivoy 4) 3-Denny Peebles 5) 29-Jason Shultz 6) 47-Kyle Drum 7) 11J-Chris Jones 8) 121-Steve Glover

Heat 3: 1) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 2) 28f-Davie Franek 3) 22-Jonathan Preston 4) 79-Jordan Thomas 5) 10- Mitch Brown 6) 77-Derek Locke 7) 16-Roger Levesque

Heat 4: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 99k-Dan Kuhn 3) 5-Justin Barger 4) 36-Steve Doell 5) 39-Josh Weller 6) 67-Pete Richardson 7) 38-Brad Knab

Front Row Dash: 1) 154jr-Steven Hutchinson Jr 2) 61-Parker Evans

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash: 1) 28F-Davie Franek 2) 49-Scott Kreutter 3) 45-Chuck Hebing 4) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 5) 82-Jared Zimbardi 6) 98-Joe Trenca 7) 5-Justin Barger 8) 55-Mark Smith

 

Season points champions crowned at Lincoln Park Speedway - Cockrum, Walters, Shidler and Almanza win championships

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Saturday was champions night at Lincoln Park Speedway as all four classes crowned the points victor on the next to last race of the season. Three of the four classes came down to the wire as Bryce Shidler won the UMP Super Stock points title by a scant 10 points (892 to 882), finishing fourth in Saturday’s feature as points runner-up Larry Raines was involved in a crash and fell back to 16th in the A-main to place second in points. Jordan Almanza won his third straight bomber championship by in one of the closest races in recent memory. He placed third in this week’s feature, one spot behind Cody Wright as Josh Foxworthy on the A-main. Almanza and Wright were in a battle to the very end of the race for the points title with Almanza winning by a mere four points (1,046 to 1,042) over Wright. Josh Litton came home with the third-place finish in points. Shane Cockrum claimed the sprint car feature victory on Saturday and it helped him clinch the points championship as well. The UMP Modified title went to James Walters, who battled some electrical problems this weekend on the way to placing seventh in the A-main, but it was enough to claim the title ahead of feature winner Derek Groomer. The Bloomington native won his ninth feature at LPS this season to finish with 914 points with Walters winning with 992. In this week’s feature events, 28 sprint cars were on hand to contest the final points night, but it was Cockrum that came home with the win over Arizona’s Stevie Sussex III. The pair battled for the duration of the A-main with Sussex nearly pulling even with Cockrum in the final five laps. However, the Benton, Ill. native was able to hold on to the top spot to clinch his second championship. Matthew McDonald took third ahead of Jadon Rogers and Daylan Chambers. Few drivers have had an answer for Groomer in the UMP Modified division at LPS this season and Saturday he took over the lead two laps into the 20-lapper and pulled away to the victory. Groomer snagged the lead from Dan Lewellen and built a half straightaway lead before a caution midway through the A-main. Once the field went green once more it was much the same situation as Groomer pulled away to a comfortable lead to pick up the victory ahead of Jay Humphrey Jr., Rob Brickert, Jake Leitzman and Tyler Loughmiller. Humphrey would place third in season points (706) with Loughmiller fourth (700) and Brickert in fifth (689). The super stock feature proved to be the most eventful of the night as Raines started on the pole and had the lead through the midway point as McCullough was right on his bumper. The two worked through a bit of traffic on lap 10 with Chris Bennett and Wes McClara close behind. On the 12th lap, McCullough challenged Raines deep into turn three, but made contact with the left rear tire of Raines, which was cut down. McCullough spun into the corner and would pull into the pits. Raines went to the pit area to replace his tire, but had to start from the tail of the field. Chris Bennett took over the point and stayed there, holding off Wes McClara, Shidler and Jack Campbell. However, Raines would have to pull into the pits before the final lap and was relegated to a 16th-place finish. Shidler, with his fourth-place feature run, was able to edge past Raines for the points championship. Wes McClara (876) placed third in super stock points ahead of Doug McCullough (717) and Jonny Newgent (708). Foxworthy led wire-to-wire in the bomber A-main, but the real drama lay several spots behind him as Megan Cavaness ran hard for the lead just ahead of a third-place battle between Wright, Almanza and Litton along with Matt Raber. The four cars all sliced and diced with each other over the final seven circuits with a points title at stake between Wright and Almanza. Neither driver drove cautiously as the win was clearly in their mind at that moment. However, Saturday belonged to Foxworthy, who came home first as Wright slipped into the second spot as Cavaness made a last ditch effort in turn four for the win and got sideways briefly. Almanza crossed the finish line third ahead of Litton, Raber and Cavaness, who placed fourth in points ahead of Raber.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Stevie Sussex III, 3. Matt McDonald, 4. Jadon Rogers, 5. Daylan Chambers, 6. Justin Peck, 7. Kevin Studley, 8. AJ Hopkins, 9. Tim Creech II, 10. Nate McMillin, 11. Brandon Spencer, 12. Ray Seach, 13. Andrew Prather, 14. Ben Knight, 15. JJ Hughes, 16. Eddie Lake, 17. Shelby VanGilder, 18. Harley Burns, 19. Levi Ledgerwood, 20. Travis Spencer, 21. Jordan Kinser, 22. Cody Leohr B-main winner: Prather Heat winners: McDonald, Spencer, Kinser, Sussex

UMP Modified feature 1. Derek Groomer, 2. Jay Humphrey Jr., 3. Rob Brickert, 4. Jake Leitzman, 5. Tyler Loughmiller 6. Sydney Landes, 7. James Walters, 8. Brent Hudson, 9. Jeff Deckard, 10. Chris Schepper, 11. RT Gamble, 12. Will Bennett, 13. Jimmy Hayden, 14. Dan Lewellen, 15. Roy Bruce Jr., 16. James Grider, 17. Michael Kettnich, 18. Andy Elliott, 19. Paul Bumgardner Heat winners: Loughmiller, Landes, Humphrey

 

PALKER SPRINTS TO WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S OVSCA WIN

​Orrville Ohio Saturday, September 22, 2018 By Mike Swanger ​ Some of the best racing of the season took place during night 2 of the Ohio Dirt Blowout presented by the Kar Connection at NAPA Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway with Andrew Palker driving away once he got the lead to claim his second Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association win at WCS while Jason Dolick would collect the Series' crown. Doug Drown would follow night one's act by winning both the Kar Connection Super Late Model and CorBon Super Stock features. The 'Outlaw' Jesse Wisecarver mastered the Modified main with Brad Hensel squeezing out his second WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock win of the week end. Nick Patterson would grab the lead of the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint feature from the outside front row but action would come to stop on the end of lap two when Jake Hesson took a hard flip high into the catch fence in turn four. He would walk away ok. When the action went back to green, Patterson continued with the lead as Jamie Myers, Tracy Hines and West Salem's Andrew Palker in tow. Palker would blow by Myers and Hines down the backstretch on lap six and on the next circuit, Patterson would slip way high in turn four and Palker would motor by for the lead. On the next lap around, Patterson would spin in turn four which would start a series of yellow flags the next three laps for different drivers. The next eight laps went green as Palker and his El Campesino Restaurent, Albrecht Trucking and Graber Racing Products #57x, left the field in his wake while Myers and Hines went back and forth for second as Danny Mumaw pulled into 4th and Jordan Ryan and Trey Jacobs battled for fifth. A debris on the track caution on lap 18 stacked the field together for one last time, but Palker would set sail on the restart. Mumaw would power past Myers and Hines for second as they went down the backstretch on the restart but could not catch up to Palker. Jordan Ryan would move into 4th past Myers on lap 21 and then into third when Hines pulled into the infield two circuits later. Myers would finish up 4th with Trey Jacobs finishing out the top five. Ryan, Hesson and Palker posted the heat wins. Going into the night, Jason Dolick trailed Dave Dickson by three points for the OVSCA title and with his 9th place finish combined with Dickson's 16th finishing position, Dolick claimed the title. The Kar Connection Super Late Model main started with Charlie Duncan and Ryan Markham on the front row and Duncan would lay claim to the lead with Wooster's Doug Drown grabbing third. In the early running, those three would not be more than two car lengths apart with Duncan out front for the first ten laps. At that time, lapped traffic came into play and when Duncan hesitated for a second going into turn three, Markham jumped past Duncan for the top spot. Drown would power past Duncan for second coming out of turn two on lap 13. The yellow would wave on lap 16 that would set up a wild finish between Markham and Drown. Markham used the high groove while Drown ran low in turns one and two and both stayed low in three and four until there was four to go when Drown took his Ely Road Motors, D J Directional Services and McDonald's #12 to the high side of turn 3 and 4. As the two came down the front stretch, Drown went to the inside of Markham's #5m and they touched and somehow did not wreck as both had to check up for a split second to get straightened back up and Drown was the quicker to do that and take the lead. A final caution on the last lap would give Markham a last chance to get the win but came up short to Drown. Corey Conley would edge past Duncan with five to go for third and at the same time, Mitch Caskey, the winner of the NEW race on Friday, got past Brad Malcuit for fifth. Caskey also was the winner of the Accu Force Hard Charger award as he moved up five places in the feature. Heat wins were claimed by Conley and Markham. For the second night in a row, and third time this season, Doug Drown would take the Bob Daugherty owned, Char's Car, K & A Tree Service and Rick's Hauling #21d into the Summit Racing victory lane, giving him four wins during the ODB weekend. This CorBon Super Stock feature would not be easy though as Paul Holmes would work his way into second on lap 6, taking it away from Gary Hensel Jr. Running the high side in turns one and two, Holmes made a couple of runs and was able to pull alongside Drown, but never could edge past for the lead as Drown had an answer for each one of Holmes' attempts. Hensel Jr. finished up third while Dustin Daugherty and Tyler Nicely filled out the top five. Hensel Jr. and Holmes won the heat races. With his 4th place finish, Daugherty wins the Aamco Transmission Super Stock "Summer Series" followed by Brandon Craver and Gary Hensel Jr. The first ten laps of the Modified feature went nice and smooth with Scott Peltz leading the way for the first four laps before Nathan Loney took over. Zanesville's Jesse Wisecarver overtook Loney down the back stretch on the next lap to lead lap 11 and then a caution would slow the action. On the restart, drivers were guilty of guilty of getting on the gas to soon and the field had to try it again. As they came out of turn four this time, a lot of contact was made that sent Loney into a retaining tire as third place Kyle Brown and John Disbennentt were involved also, ending all three of their nights. As the race went back to green, Wisecaver and his Denny's, Slagle Auto Electric and SDP #101 would drive away from the field to collect his first win at leave Brad Goff and Kyle Moore to duel for second with Goff winning the battle. Peltz would hang on for fourth with Bob Moskey scoring a fifth place finish. Wisecarver and Loney were the best in the heat races. Jordan James took the lead of the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock main from the pole and was quickly challenged by Brad Hensel for the lead on lap two. They went side by side, lap after lap and always less than a car length apart all the way to the finish as they changed the lead several time although James was credited with the lead the first 10 times they crossed the finish line as Dale Beckett was right behind them in third. Hensel, of Smithville, inched ahead as the white flag waved and then won by less than a car length over James to put the D J Directional Services, JoyRide Transport and NewFast Racing #28 into victory lane for the second night in a row. Following James and Beckett across the finish line were Wes Staley and Gary Hensel Jr. Best in the heats were Stephen Crowe, Kevin Markey, James and Hensel while Kenny Long and Dustin Bedlion topped the last chance races. With his feature win, Brad Hensel won the Mini Stock "Summer Series" over James and Bedlion. The next event for 'Orrville's Historic Oval' will be the Awards Banquet on November 17th at the Pines Golf Course. Go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information.

​NAPA JANI AUTO PARTS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS ​Saturday, September 22, 2018 ​PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS & OVSCA Heat 1 Jordan Ryan, Wayne McPeek, Jamie Myers, Josh Davis, Henry Malcuit, Dave Dickson, Dylan Kingan, R J Jacobs dns Heat 2 Jake Hesson, Danny Mumaw, Nick Patterson, Jason Dolick, Keith Baxter, Troy Kingan, Noah Dunlap, Andy Fike Heat 3 Andrew Palker, Trey Jacobs, Tracy Hines, Brinton Marvel, Steve Butler, Lance Webb, Brandon Fredericks, Neven Root dns Feature Andrew Palker, Danny Mumaw, Jordan Ryan, Jamie Myers, Trey Jacobs, Josh Davis, Brinton Marvel, Wayne McPeek, Jason Dolick, Nick Patterson, Keith Baxter, Henry Malcuit, Troy Kingan, Lance Webb, Steve Butler, Dave Dickson, Noah Dunlap, Andy Fike, Tracy Hines, Dylan Kingan, Brandon Fredericks, Jake Hesson, R J Jacobs dns, Neven Root dns

KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Corey Conley, Brad Malcuit, Ben Mott, John Lee, Dave Hornikel, Michael Davis, Jerry Aber, Blaine Aber, Austin Goon, Bob Fry Heat 2 Ryan Markham, Doug Drown, Charlie Duncan, Thomas Baker, Mitch Caskey, Darrick Hubbard Sr., Darrick Hubbard Jr., Ashlee Todd, T J Enos, Rocky Owens dns Feature Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Corey Conley, Charlie Duncan, Mitch Caskey, Brad Malcuit, John Lee, Michael Davis, Ben Mott, Blaine Aber, Jerry Aber, Bob Fry, Austin Goon, Darrick Hubbard Jr., T J Enos, Darrick Hubbard Sr., Ashlee Todd, Thomas Baker, Dave Hornikel, Rocky Owens dns

 

Hafertepe scores sweet repeat in ASCS and Cummins earns POWRi win at Hockett/McMillin Memorial concludes

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 22, 2018) - Sam Hafertepe said his flag-to-flag victory at Saturday night's 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway might have looked flawless.

"I wouldn't say it was perfect," Hafertepe said in victory lane. "But when you have a car that good, you can do whatever you want."

Hafertepe led all 30 laps to earn the $30,000 victory and pad his Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint championship lead, winning by a comfortable margin over runner-up Scott Bogucki and third-place Seth Bergman in front of a big crowd.

It was a repeat win at the crown-jewel event for Hafertepe, of Sunnyvalle, Texas and his sixth win on the national tour series this season.

The co-headliner also saw a wire-to-wire winner as Kyle Cummings captured the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint win, named for two well-known standouts in the sprint-car world. Jesse Hockett, a driving star, died in a shop accident in 2010 and Daniel McMillin, his cousin and crew chief, died in an auto accident in 2006.

Hafertepe called the second straight Hockett-McMillin triumph "unbelievable" and "a huge win for us."

"It just gets me more focused on going into next year," Hafertepe said. "Grabbing a little bigger points lead with four races left, that makes us feel good, too."

Hafertepe said he was disappointed with a fifth-place run in Friday's feature and really with his results overall of late, despite leading the ASCS points chase.

"I just said, 'Man, we're thinking too hard. Let's go back to what we know.' "

It worked, as Hafertepe got the jump on outside front-row starter Wayne Johnson as the race got going after three aborted attempts.

Before lap one was complete, Brian Bell took a wild ride as his car flipped into the wall between turns three and four. The Tennessee driver emerged uninjured.

There were two more attempts to get the race going that failed, as Jonathan Cornell spun in turn two to bring out a yellow. Then, Mike Goodman flipped in turn four to bring out the second red flag before a lap was complete. Goodman walked away without injury.

"It's unfortunate we had that many restarts, but we came out on top and that's what matters," Hafertepe said. "There's nothing like winning this race and the names that are on it. It means a lot to us."

Bogucki worked his way into second with 10 laps to go, but couldn't muster a run at the winner.

"Sam, by the time we got into second, he was long gone," Bogucki said. "All I could see was a bunch of lapped cars. I just rode around there the best I could, trying to stay out of trouble. We had a great car."

Cummings wire POWRi WAR field: Kyle Cummins of Princeton, Indiana, scored a dominating victory in the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints feature, leading all 30 laps to earn $3,077.

Cummins withstood a challenge on a restart following a lap-17 red flag to earn the win. He remains in contention for the $20,000 Bell Helmet Challenge, having won two of the first three legs of the series of races. A win at Fairbury on Oct. 6 would mean $20,000.

Cummins said the lengthy drive from Indiana - after watching the first night of the Hockett-McMillin Memorial on LucasOilRacing.TV - was worth it. The victory was his third on the POWRi War Series.

"The facility, Lucas Oil, it's unbelievable," Cummins said. "The first night, I watched for home and we came here and I was hoping it wouldn't get super slick like that. The top is where I wanted to run, but the bottom was so good.

"We spent a lot of time working on this thing and it was a pretty good drive to get out there."

Wyatt Burks finished second with Colton Cottle third and Landon Simon fourth.

"We were just too tight," said Burks, who moved into second with five laps to go. "The front ankle got bent a little earlier in the race."

The race got off to a rough start as Mitchell Davis and Danny Smith, starting deep in the field, tangled in turn one after the green to bring out a caution and force a complete restart.

Cummins quickly asserted himself when the race got going, opening a straightaway-margin lead five laps in.

Matt Moore took a wild ride, tumbling end over end down the front straightaway on lap six to bring out the red flag. Moore, who was running seventh at the time, climbed from the car under his own power.

As Cummins drew away, Simon and Kreisel battled it out for second with Cottle close behind at the midway point.

Kreisel, the 18-year-old series points leader, fell out of contention on lap 17 when he got out of shape in turn two, got up on his right-side wheels and hit the wall.

Simon pressured Cummins after the race returned to green, but was unable to get past. Cottle soon moved into second, but not before Cummings again opened up a two-second lead and set sail as the remainder of the race went green.

8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
Saturday's results
Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprints
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki, [6]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [1]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman, [12]; 5. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [4]; 6. 95-Matt Covington, [5]; 7. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [8]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [3]; 9. 52-Blake Hahn, [23]; 10. 21X-Carson Short, [10]; 11. 75-Tyler Blank, [17]; 12. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [7]; 13. J2-John Carney II, [9]; 14. 81-Jack Dover, [11]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee, [24]; 16. 44-Chris Martin, [16]; 17. 17W-Harli White, [19]; 18. 8-Alex Sewell, [21]; 19. 37H-Nick Howard, [22]; 20. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [15]; 21. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [20]; 22. 9X-Jake Bubak, [13]; 23. 21-Miles Paulus, [25]; 24. 23B-Brian Bell, [14]; 25. 11G-Mike Goodman, [18]
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 75-Tyler Blank, [2]; 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [4]; 3. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [3]; 4. 22M-Sean McClelland, [1]; 5. 05-Paul Nienhiser, [7]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn, [13]; 7. 29-Tanner Berryhill, [5]; 8. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [8]; 9. 77X-Alex Hill, [10]; 10. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [11]; 11. 4-Evan Martin, [6]; 12. (DNF) 27-Danny Thoman, [9]; 13. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton, [12]
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 11G-Mike Goodman, [2]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell, [3]; 3. 33M-Mason Daniel, [6]; 4. 03-Stu Snyder, [8]; 5. 76-Jay Russell, [5]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, [4]; 7. 44S-Jared Sewell, [11]; 8. (DNF) 99X-Dalton Stevens, [10]; 9. (DNF) 36-Jason Martin, [1]; 10. (DNF) 47-Dale Howard, [7]; 11. (DNF) 5X-Tyson Hall, [9]; (DNS) 88-Travis Reber,
B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White, [1]; 2. 37H-Nick Howard, [2]; 3. 1-Travis Rilat, [3]; 4. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [4]; 5. 5J-Jamie Ball, [5]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton, [7]; 7. 49B-Ben Brown, [6]; 8. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [11]; 9. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [8]; 10. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [9]; 11. 5G-Dave Glennon, [10]; 12. (DNF) 21-Miles Paulus, [12]
LCQ 1 (10 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II, [4]; 2. 9X-Jake Bubak, [1]; 3. 22M-Sean McClelland, [3]; 4. 11G-Mike Goodman, [8]; 5. 1-Travis Rilat, [5]; 6. 29-Tanner Berryhill, [11]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, [10]; 8. 8M-Kade Morton, [6]; 9. 27-Danny Thoman, [12]; 10. (DNF) 99X-Dalton Stevens, [9]; 11. (DNF) 14K-Kyle Bellm, [2]; 12. (DNF) 21-Miles Paulus, [7]; (DNS) 22S-Slater Helt,
LCQ 2 (10 Laps): 1. 21X-Carson Short, [2]; 2. 23B-Brian Bell, [4]; 3. 36-Jason Martin, [3]; 4. 37H-Nick Howard, [5]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [1]; 6. 76-Jay Russell, [6]; 7. 49B-Ben Brown, [7]; 8. 4-Evan Martin, [8]; 9. 5X-Tyson Hall, [9]; 10. 5G-Dave Glennon, [10]; (DNS) 11-Roger Crockett, ; (DNS) 24L-Lanny Carpenter, ; (DNS) 14-Randy Martin,
LCQ 3 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover, [2]; 2. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [3]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 4. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [5]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, [1]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [4]; 7. 05-Paul Nienhiser, [8]; 8. 03-Stu Snyder, [9]; 9. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [10]; 10. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [11]; 11. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 12. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton, [12]
LCQ 4 (10 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [2]; 2. 44-Chris Martin, [3]; 3. 75-Tyler Blank, [4]; 4. 8-Alex Sewell, [6]; 5. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [8]; 6. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [9]; 7. 47-Dale Howard, [7]; 8. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [5]; 9. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [1]; 10. 44S-Jared Sewell, [10]; 11. (DNF) 88-Travis Reber, [11]; (DNS) 22-Dustin Barks.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints
A Feature: 1, Kyle Cummings. 2, Wyatt Burks. 3, Colten Cottle. 4, Landon Simon. 5, Anthony Nicholson. 6, Chris Phillips. 7, Brandon Mattox. 8, Thomas Meseraull. 9, Clinton Boyles. 10, Zach Daum. 11, Mario Clauser. 12, Andrew Deal. 13, Ty Hulsey. 14, Tyler Thomas. 15, Terry Richards. 16, Chad Goff. 17, Paul White. 18, Chris Parkinson. 19, Wesley Smith. 20, Riley Kreisel. 21, Slater Helt. 22, Mitchell Davis. 23, Matt Moore. 24, Korey Weyant. 25, Danny Smith. 26, Kyle Clark. 27, Quinton Benson.
B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 91-Tyler Thomas, [1]; 2. 56-Mitchell Davis, [18]; 3. 28-Brandon Mattox, [13]; 4. 99-Korey Weyant, [6]; 5. 15D-Andrew Deal, [4]; 6. 65-Chris Parkinson, [2]; 7. 7M-Chance Morton, [14]; 8. 22S-Slater Helt, [3]; 9. 54-Trey Gropp, [16]; 10. 77-Jack Wagner, [17]; 11. 21-Ryan Kitchen, [10]; 12. 37-Brian Beebe, [8]; 13. 24C-Craig Carroll, [9]; 14. 30-Ryan Kent, [12]; 15. 13-Brad Ryan, [19]; 16. 65B-Quinton Benson, [5]; 17. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [7]; 18. 49B-Ben Brown, [20]; 19. 20-Steve Thomas, [15]; 20. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, [11]
B Feature 2 (15 laps): 1, Zach Daum. 2, Thomas Meseruall. 3, Danny Smith. 4, Chad Goff. 5, Clinton Boyles, 6, Wesley Smith. 7, Joe B. Miller. 8, Zach Clark. 9, Rob Caho. 10, Samuel Wagner. 11, Dylan Kadous. 12, Paul White. 13, Wade Seiler, 14, Taylor Peterson. 15, Warren Johnson. 16, Chase Porter. 17, Vinny Ward. 18, David Stephenson. 19, Casey Baker. 20, Casey Wills
C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 77-Jack Wagner, [7]; 2. 56-Mitchell Davis, [15]; 3. 13-Brad Ryan, [2]; 4. 49B-Ben Brown, [13]; 5. 6M-Christian Moore, [4]; 6. 41-Brad Wyatt, [10]; 7. 51-Mitchell Moore, [5]; 8. 2H-Luke Howard, [3]; 9. 48-Craig Oakes, [16]; 10. 13W-Grant Wresche, [9]; 11. 36-Kevin Reed, [6]; 12. 7R-JD Black, [14]; 13. 101-Chuck McGillivray, [1]; 14. 67-Jonathan Hughes, [8]; 15. 99E-Bailey Elliott, [11]; 16. 4-Braydon Cromwell, [12]; 17. 4F-Chad Frewaldt, [17]
C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 73-Samuel Wagner, [3]; 2. 31M-Joe B. Miller, [14]; 3. 22P-Chase Porter, [8]; 4. 82-Vinny Ward, [5]; 5. 73S-Lane Stone, [4]; 6. 59D-Keith Bolton, [12]; 7. 82C-Christie Thomason, [10]; 8. 52-J.D. Fry, [9]; 9. 22X-Mike Mueller, [2]; 10. 27S-Tom Sires, [7]; 11. 75-Broc Elliott, [17]; 12. 97-Kevin Cummings, [15]; 13. 11-Frank Rodgers, [11]; 14. 21C-Chris Desselle, [6]; 15. 36E-Blake Edwards, [13]; 16. 20G-Noah Gass, [1]; 17. 21X-Carson Short, [16]

Next up at Lucas Oil Speedway: The 5th annual Street Stock Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt - with the ULMA Late Models also in action - is set for Oct. 3-5. Opening night will see the Big O Tires Street Stocks with an open practice session from 6-9 p.m. followed by Street Stock qualifying to set Friday's heat race lineups as drivers work their way toward the $10,000 to win main event to be held on Saturday.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

 

 

Youngquist Wins Main, Heath Wins Championship at Central Washington State Fair Raceway

9/22/18

Yakima, WA - A rowdy crowd enjoyed the final Here 2 Wire Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series main event of the year, watching Justin Youngquist take the feature win and Colton Heath take the season title at Central Washington State Fair Raceway. Zach Simpson completed his sweep of the weekend in the Street Stock division.

Justin Youngquist started his year with a win at Skagit Speedway with a win and finished his year with his first Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series win to close 2018. Cam Smith led on the initial start which was called back due to an accident in turn two. Following a lengthy red flag, Youngquist would get the jump on the next start, rocketing out to a sizable advantage. As Youngquist put laps away Jason Solwold was making his way up the field, passing cars on the outside of the track where no one else was running. Solwold came all the way from 19th up to second when a caution flag flew for Jeff Dunlap, bunching the field together. Solwold challenged Justin on the restart, but Youngquist was too good on the low groove, building is advantage back up as he crossed the finish for the popular win. Solwold would settle for second with Smith running third. Heat winners were Devon Borden, Jay Cole, Chase Goetz and Logan Forler. Colton Heath finished in position five and paired with Garen Linder’s twelfth place finish would take the season title for Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series. Solwold set quick time.

For the second night in a row, Zach Simpson visited victory lane in the Street Stock division. Austin Kerrigan led the first seven laps before Simpson changed his line in turn three, trying the outside groove and finding good forward drive. Simpson pulled even with Kerrigan exiting turn four and beat him to the line to lead the eighth lap. Kerrigan pulled even in the middle of the second turn on the next lap, but Simpson was too tough, rocketing away down the backstretch to secure his lead and eventual win. Kerrigan would settle for second with Kevin Roberts making a late pass for third. Roberts and Simpson won the heat races.

Here 2 Wire Summer Thunder Sprints Fast Time - Jason Solwold 14.568 Heat 1 - Devon Borden, Jason Solwold, Justin Youngquist, Evan Margeson, Reece Goetz, James Setters, Darren Smith Heat 2 - Logan Forler, Eric Fisher, Steve Reeves, Garen Linder, J.J. Hickle, Derek Roberts, Luke Didiuk DNS Heat 3 - Chase Goetz, Colton Heath, Jeff Dunlap, Jayme Barnes, Jason Reed, Jon Keller, Corbyn Fauver Heat 4 - Jay Cole, Jared Peterson, Dallas Melby, Cam Smith, Lance Sargent, Michael Bollinger B Main - R. Goetz, Hickle, Sargent, Reed, Setters, Fauver, Keller, Bollinger DNF, Roberts DNS, Smith DNS, Didiuk DNS A Main - Youngquist, Solwold, Smith, Margeson, Heath, Fisher, Forler, C. Goetz, R. Goetz, Hickle, Borden, Linder, Reed, Setters, Reeves, Dunlap DNF, Fauver DNF, Peterson DNF, Melby DNF, Sargent DNF, Cole DNF, Barnes DNS Lap Leaders - Youngquist 1-30 Triple X Hard Charger - R, Goetz, +7

 

 

Barnes Goes Wire 2 Wire at Yakima

9/21/18

Yakima, WA - Night number one of the Fall Brawl for the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series presented by Here 2 Wire was all Jayme Barnes, as the veteran led all thirty laps of the main event for his first series win at Central Washington State Fair Raceway. Street Stocks were the support division where Zach Simpson took the victory.

Winning the race into turn one was huge for Barnes, who started on the pole and held firm control of the point by the exit of turn two. In a race that went green to checkered with no stoppages, Barnes only got off the bottom groove a couple of times but quickly corrected the Cook Motorsports #22 back to the low groove and other than navigating slower traffic, had no challenges in scoring the win. Series point leader Garen Linder ran second with Logan Forler advancing four spots to take third. Colton Heath was the fast qualifier. Heat winners were Linder, Barnes, Luke Didiuk and Steve Reeves. Reece Goetz was the Triple X Hard Charger, advancing six spots.

For Zach Simpson, dominant was the word. He led every lap of the main event except the first, running away with the victory ahead of Kevin Roberts and Matt White in the Street Stock class. Simpson and Austin Kerrigan won the heat races.

Here 2 Wire Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Fast Time - Colton Heath 14.614 Heat 1 - Garen Linder, Colton Heath, Jared Peterson, Jeff Dunlap, Jason Reed, Reece Goetz, Derek Roberts Heat 2 - Jayme Barnes, Eric Fisher, Logan Forler, Chase Goetz, Evan Margeson, Dallas Melby, Corbyn Heat 3 - Luke Didiuk, Lance Sargent, Cam Smith, James Setters, Devon Borden, Darren Smith Heat 4 - Steve Reeves, Jay Cole, Jason Solwold, JJ Hickle, Justin Youngquist, Michael Bollinger B Main - Evan Margeson, R Goetz, Youngquist, Borden, Melby, Reed, Bollinger, Roberts, Fauver A Main - Jayme Barnes, Linder, Forler, C Smith, Heath, Peterson, Hickle, Cole, Fisher, R Goetz, Margeson, Sargent, C Goetz, Borden, Didiuk, Reeves, Setters, Youngquist, Dunlap, Reed, Solwold, Melby Lap Leaders - Barnes 1-30 Triple X Hard Charger - R Goetz +6

Street Stocks Heat 1 - Austin Kerrigan, Kevin Roberts, Avery Miller, Jack Parshall, Melissa Adams Heat 2 - Zach Simpson, Matt White, James Whitehouse, Jeff Cluff, Peppie Rojas Main - Zach Simpson, Roberts, White, Parshall, Whitehouse, Miller, Kerrigan, Cluff, Rojas Lap Leaders - Roberts 1 Simpson 2-20


 


Final night of Hockett/McMillin Memorial set after Herrera, Nicholson pick up feature wins

Anthony Nicholson earned the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints win on Friday at the Hockett/McMillin Memorial. (Kenny Shaw photo)

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 22, 2018) - Veteran Johnny Herrera found his best stride late to pick up Friday night's Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Series feature win at the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

The win was Herrera's first of the season, snapping an 80-race winless streak. It came at an ideal time, giving the Albuquerque, New Mexico driver valuable points toward starting position for Saturday night's $10,000-to-win main event at Lucas Oil Speedway.

The co-headliner in the middle night of the tripleheader of open-wheel racing went to Anthony Nicholson in the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Series.

Results from the first two nights help set the feature lineups for Saturday night's grand finale. The ASCS Sprints will aim for a $10,000-to-win feature prize with the POWRi WAR winner taking home $3,077 - plus the prestigious Hockett/McMillin trophies.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday with hot laps set for 5:45 and racing at 6:35.

Herrera breaks drought: Johnny Herrera sailed past Jake Bubak with six laps remaining, then drove away to win by about half a straightaway to collect $3,000.

"It was a good race," Herrera said. "Bubak, he did a great job. I don't know how he was sticking to the bottom so good. I just kept working and working.

"It's been almost a year since we got a win," Herrera added. "We haven't been good all year, but we've been better the last month. We've been working harder, just wanting to win again."

Herrera emerged the winner in an entertaining race with plenty of passing. Second-place Tony Bruce Jr. of Liberal, Kansas, drove from a 13th-starting position and into contention, passing Bubak for the runner-up spot in the final laps.

"We've had some terrible runs the last couple of weeks," Bruce said. "You just have to keep after it. I knew we had a really good car to drive up to the front. We'll take second."

Wayne Johnson, who won Thursday's opening preliminary feature, sprinted away from the pole and led the first four laps. But Matt Covington, the outside front-row starter, made a pass for the lead to complete lap five.

Roger Crockett flipped his car in turn four on the next circuit, bringing out the red flag. The Oklahoma driver, who was battling in the top five, emerged from the crumpled machine under his own power.

Third-running Dylan Westbrook spun on lap nine to bring out a caution, taking him out of contention as Covington and Johnson continued to run 1-2. Covington and Johnson wound up fourth and fifth, respectively.

Herrera began to make progress, driving into the top three by lap 12 and putting himself into position as the race went green the rest of the way.

Nicholson earns POWRi win: Anthony Nicholson of Bartlett, Tennessee took command with six laps to go in a caution-free POWRi WAR Sprints 25-lap feature that had four different leaders. He picked up $1,077.

Nicholson, who started on the pole, passed runner-up Wyatt Burks on lap 19. Burks grabbed the lead on lap 10 and had command until Nicholson's winning move.

Kyle Cummings wound up in third with Matt Moore fourth and series points leader Riley Kreisel finishing fifth.

"We had a tight car all night and we were still tight in the beginning," Nicholson said. "It just kind of came to us. As it went away, they slowed down and we were able to get them.

"We really didn't touch the car all night. We hoped the track came to us, and it did."

Burks, of Topeka, Kansas, said driving his car too hard probably wound up costing him a chance at the win.

"I just used my brakes up too much at the beginning and I couldn't drive the car like I wanted to," Burks said.

Kreisel was contending for a top two finish until the final couple of laps, but slid too high in turns three and fourth to slip back and had to settle for fifth.

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Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
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8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
Friday's results
Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprints
A Feature: (25 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [3]; 2. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [13]; 3. 9X-Jake Bubak, [5]; 4. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [1]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [10]; 7. 23-Seth Bergman, [11]; 8. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [20]; 9. 52-Blake Hahn, [8]; 10. 81-Jack Dover, [4]; 11. 21X-Carson Short, [14]; 12. 99-Skylar Gee, [19]; 13. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [18]; 14. 36-Jason Martin, [21]; 15. 23B-Brian Bell, [15]; 16. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [17]; 17. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [6]; 18. 5J-Jamie Ball, [24]; 19. 28-Scott Bogucki, [22]; 20. 8M-Kade Morton, [16]; 21. 76-Jay Russell, [12]; 22. (DNF) 21-Miles Paulus, [25]; 23. (DNF) J2-John Carney II, [7]; 24. (DNF) 11-Roger Crockett, [9]; 25. (DNF) 1-Travis Rilat, [23]
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, [8]; 3. 44-Chris Martin, [5]; 4. 8-Alex Sewell, [9]; 5. 22M-Sean McClelland, [4]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel, [11]; 7. 75-Tyler Blank, [2]; 8. 37H-Nick Howard, [6]; 9. 5X-Tyson Hall, [7]; 10. 27-Danny Thoman, [10]; 11. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [3]; (DNS) 5G-Dave Glennon; (DNS) 49B-Ben Brown.
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [2]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [5]; 3. 5J-Jamie Ball, [3]; 4. 21-Miles Paulus, [6]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill, [4]; 6. 47-Dale Howard, [7]; 7. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [8]; 8. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [1]; 9. 1-Travis Rilat, [10]; 10. 29-Tanner Berryhill, [12]; 11. 4-Evan Martin, [9]; (DNS) 24L-Lanny Carpenter.
B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [3]; 2. 36-Jason Martin, [10]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 4. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [7]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [5]; 6. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [13]; 7. 05-Paul Nienhiser, [1]; 8. 44S-Jared Sewell, [12]; 9. 03-Stu Snyder, [8]; 10. 88-Travis Reber, [9]; 11. (DNF) 08-Cannon McIntosh, [4]; 12. (DNF) 11G-Mike Goodman, [2]; 13. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton, [11].
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [2]; 2. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [1]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [4]; 4. 9X-Jake Bubak, [6]; 5. 03-Stu Snyder, [3]; 6. 21-Miles Paulus, [8]; 7. 36-Jason Martin, [7]; 8. (DNF) 24L-Lanny Carpenter, [5]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [1]; 3. 81-Jack Dover, [4]; 4. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [5]; 5. 37H-Nick Howard, [6]; 6. 17W-Harli White, [8]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, [3]; 8. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton, [7]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [2]; 2. 11G-Mike Goodman, [4]; 3. 5X-Tyson Hall, [1]; 4. 76-Jay Russell, [6]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [3]; 6. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [5]; 7. 88-Travis Reber, [8]; 8. 5G-Dave Glennon, [7]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II, [2]; 2. 21X-Carson Short, [1]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 4. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [4]; 5. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [7]; 6. 47-Dale Howard, [5]; 7. 27-Danny Thoman, [8]; 8. (DNF) 49B-Ben Brown, [6]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 23B-Brian Bell, [2]; 2. 05-Paul Nienhiser, [4]; 3. 75-Tyler Blank, [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, [6]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [7]; 7. 29-Tanner Berryhill, [1]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [8]
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 8M-Kade Morton, [2]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [6]; 3. 44-Chris Martin, [1]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki, [7]; 5. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [4]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 7. 1-Travis Rilat, [8]; 8. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [3]
Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 22M-Sean McClelland, [3]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill, [2]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [6]; 4. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [4]; 5. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [5]; 6. 4-Evan Martin, [7]; 7. 44S-Jared Sewell, [1]
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [1]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [2]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [6]; 4. J2-John Carney II, [5]; 5. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [8]; 6. 05-Paul Nienhiser, [4]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 8. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [10]; 9. 17W-Harli White, [9]; 10. 5X-Tyson Hall, [7]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover, [2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [4]; 3. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [3]; 4. 75-Tyler Blank, [1]; 5. 23B-Brian Bell, [5]; 6. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [9]; 7. 44-Chris Martin, [7]; 8. 37H-Nick Howard, [8]; 9. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [6]; 10. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [10]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 9X-Jake Bubak, [2]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [3]; 3. 95-Matt Covington, [6]; 4. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [1]; 5. 8M-Kade Morton, [5]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [9]; 7. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [7]; 8. 22M-Sean McClelland, [4]; 9. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [10]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee, [8]
Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 2. 76-Jay Russell, [2]; 3. 21X-Carson Short, [3]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman, [6]; 6. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [7]; 7. 11G-Mike Goodman, [5]; 8. 21-Miles Paulus, [8]; 9. 47-Dale Howard, [10]; 10. 03-Stu Snyder, [9]

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints
A Feature (25 laps): 1. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [1]; 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [5]; 3. 3C-Kyle Cummins, [8]; 4. 9-Matt Moore, [3]; 5. 90-Riley Kreisel, [6]; 6. 5C-Colten Cottle, [7]; 7. 5$-Danny Smith, [12]; 8. 5D-Zach Daum, [14]; 9. 15D-Andrew Deal, [13]; 10. 65B-Quinton Benson, [10]; 11. 9X-Chad Goff, [4]; 12. 7S-Wade Seiler, [18]; 13. 37-Brian Beebe, [11]; 14. 24C-Craig Carroll, [19]; 15. 2-Zach Clark, [20]; 16. 1W-Paul White, [15]; 17. 7JR-Warren Johnson, [16]; 18. 7M-Chance Morton, [17]; 19. 22-David Stephenson, [9]; 20. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, [2]
B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 1W-Paul White, [1]; 2. 7M-Chance Morton, [3]; 3. 24C-Craig Carroll, [4]; 4. 51-Mitchell Moore, [8]; 5. 73-Samuel Wagner, [6]; 6. 6M-Christian Moore, [7]; 7. 59D-Keith Bolton, [12]; 8. 13W-Grant Wresche, [11]; 9. 22X-Mike Mueller, [5]; 10. 52-J.D. Fry, [10]; 11. 36E-Blake Edwards, [2]; 12. 97-Kevin Cummings, [9]; 13. 75-Broc Elliott, [13]
B Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 7JR-Warren Johnson, [1]; 2. 7S-Wade Seiler, [5]; 3. 2-Zach Clark, [2]; 4. 54-Trey Gropp, [3]; 5. 101-Chuck McGillivray, [4]; 6. 21C-Chris Desselle, [8]; 7. 73S-Lane Stone, [6]; 8. 22P-Chase Porter, [10]; 9. 49B-Ben Brown, [12]; 10. 99E-Bailey Elliott, [11]; 11. 31M-Joe B. Miller, [7]; 12. 48-Craig Oakes, [9]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3C-Kyle Cummins, [4]; 2. 90-Riley Kreisel, [1]; 3. 7M-Chance Morton, [3]; 4. 31M-Joe B. Miller, [5]; 5. 15D-Andrew Deal, [6]; 6. 7S-Wade Seiler, [2]; 7. 54-Trey Gropp, [7]; 8. 73-Samuel Wagner, [8]; 9. 48-Craig Oakes, [9]; 10. 75-Broc Elliott, [10]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9X-Chad Goff, [2]; 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [4]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum, [3]; 4. 22-David Stephenson, [1]; 5. 65B-Quinton Benson, [7]; 6. 101-Chuck McGillivray, [6]; 7. 73S-Lane Stone, [5]; 8. 13W-Grant Wresche, [8]; 9. 22X-Mike Mueller, [9]; 10. 59D-Keith Bolton, [10]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [1]; 2. 7JR-Warren Johnson, [2]; 3. 9-Matt Moore, [3]; 4. 5$-Danny Smith, [4]; 5. 36E-Blake Edwards, [10]; 6. 97-Kevin Cummings, [8]; 7. 51-Mitchell Moore, [5]; 8. 22P-Chase Porter, [9]; 9. 6M-Christian Moore, [7]; 10. 49B-Ben Brown, [6]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, [3]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle, [4]; 3. 1W-Paul White, [2]; 4. 37-Brian Beebe, [6]; 5. 2-Zach Clark, [5]; 6. 24C-Craig Carroll, [1]; 7. 99E-Bailey Elliott, [8]; 8. 21C-Chris Desselle, [9]; 9. 52-J.D. Fry, [7]
Qualifier 1 (10 Laps): 1. 90-Riley Kreisel, [4]; 2. 22-David Stephenson, [1]; 3. 3C-Kyle Cummins, [6]; 4. 15D-Andrew Deal, [7]; 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [5]; 6. 1W-Paul White, [2]; 7. 22X-Mike Mueller, [12]; 8. 7M-Chance Morton, [3]; 9. 7S-Wade Seiler, [8]; 10. 51-Mitchell Moore, [10]; 11. 13W-Grant Wresche, [11]; 12. 59D-Keith Bolton, [13]; 13. 99E-Bailey Elliott, [9]
Qualifier 2 (10 Laps): 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [5]; 2. 37-Brian Beebe, [2]; 3. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, [6]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum, [3]; 5. 54-Trey Gropp, [9]; 6. 101-Chuck McGillivray, [8]; 7. 7JR-Warren Johnson, [4]; 8. 6M-Christian Moore, [12]; 9. 21C-Chris Desselle, [11]; 10. 22P-Chase Porter, [10]; 11. 97-Kevin Cummings, [7]
Qualifier 3 (10 Laps): 1. 9-Matt Moore, [3]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle, [5]; 3. 9X-Chad Goff, [6]; 4. 5$-Danny Smith, [1]; 5. 36E-Blake Edwards, [4]; 6. 2-Zach Clark, [7]; 7. 24C-Craig Carroll, [8]; 8. 73-Samuel Wagner, [10]; 9. 73S-Lane Stone, [9]; 10. 48-Craig Oakes, [11]; 11. 52-J.D. Fry, [12]; 12. 31M-Joe B. Miller, [2]; 13. 75-Broc Elliott, [13]

Live PD Watch Party: Along with the big night of racing, Lucas Oil Speedway also will play host to a watch party for one of the nation's hottest television shows.

"Live PD" will be available on televisions throughout the facility and members of the Greene County Sheriff's Office, including Corporal James Craigmyle and K-9 Lor, will be on hand on the Lucas Oil Speedway midway prior to the races for a meet and greet with fans.

The hit show, which airs on the A&E Network on Friday and Saturday nights from 8-11 p.m., features law enforcement officers from across the country during their nighttime patrols. The Greene County Sheriff's office has been one of the agencies on the show since March with members like Craigmyle and K-9 Lor, plus Deputy Dustin Kendrick and K-9 Stark, becoming popular among viewers nationwide.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.


 

 

Johnson, Richards capture opening-night Hockett/McMillin Memorial feature wins at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 20, 2018) - Wayne Johnson took Thursday's opening-night headliner at the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial, leading all 25 laps of the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car feature at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Johnson earned his third national-tour series win of the season, holding off defending Hockett/McMillin Memorial champion and 2018 series leader Sam Hafertepe for the $3,000 win.

In the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint feature, Terry Richards picked up the feature victory as drivers in both divisions began the three-night open-wheel crown-jewel event. It pays tribute to Hockett, the sprint-car champ from mid-Missouri who died in a shop accident in 2010 and McMillin, his cousin and crew chief who died in an automobile accident in 2006.

"To be sitting down here in victory lane with (Jesse Hockett's father) Jack, this is pretty special," Johnson said. "Jesse and Daniel are looking down and having a hell of a time up there."

Johnson, of Oklahoma City, set sail from the pole position and set the pace with Hafertepe working his way from seventh to second by lap four.

The two leaders were about to catch lapped traffic when a lap-15 caution flew. Johnson, whose left-rear brake rotor was glowing orange for several laps prior to that, seemed re-energized after the restart and opened a two-second lead by the time another yellow flew with three to go.

That proved no problem as Johnson held on for the win with Hafertepe second and Scott Bogucki third.

"Starting on the front row on a rubbered-down race track made it a little bit easier," Johnson said. "My guys gave me a hell of a car all night long. We started third in the heat race and won that. When we started sixth in the qualifier and won that, I knew we had a good race car."

Sammy Swindell and Tyler Blank tangled in turn three of the opening lap, with Swindell backing into the wall. That knocked the veteran, who won the opening two nights of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial a year ago, out of contention.

Richards takes POWRi win: Terry Richards of Denton, Nebraska, held off Kyle Clark on two late-race restarts to earn the opening-night preliminary feature win in the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints. Richards picked up $1,077 and valuable points toward Saturday's feature starting field.

Mario Clouser finished third with Tyler Thomas in fourth as half the entrants took part in night one action. The remaining POWRi cars will be in action on Friday.

"Every time you have a restart with just a couple to go, you feel the pressure," Richards said of the tense finish. "They're all back on you. You lost the lead that you had and you lost your rhythm."

Richards got the jump from his front-row starting position and led the first 10 laps. But Thomas Meseraull, who started seventh, worked his way into second and was putting the pressure on the lead.

Meseraull made a pass at the start-finish line to take the lead to complete lap 11 and the two battled side by side for much of the next three laps. That's when Richards, using a crossover move in turns three and four, regained the lead.

"If Thomas hadn't showed me to move up, he'd have drove around me," Richards said. "Once I started picking up the pace and moved up into the rubber ... I didn't quite realize there was rubber there. A great job by him, he raced me clean. Everybody raced me clean."

A caution flag on lap 16 bunched things up and Kyle Clark quickly moved into second after the restart and gave chase to Richards with Meseraull third. Another caution three laps from the finish set up a three-car race to the finish.

Richards and Clark were battling it out for the lead taking the white flag when the cars of Ryan Kitchen, Brandon Mattox and Casey Wills tangled on the front stretch to bring out the red flag. Mattox got upside down, but all three drivers climbed out of their cars under their own power.

On the green-white-checkered restart, Meseraull spun in turn one while challenging Clark for second. That sent the California driver from third to the back of the pack, not only costing him a chance at a victory but points toward Saturday night's feature lineup.

The Lucas Oil ASCS Sprints will again run a full program on Friday to earn points toward Saturday's big finale, paying $10,000 to the ASCS winner and $3,077 to the final-night POWRi WAR feature winner.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:15 p.m. with racing at 7:05 on Friday; hot laps begin at 5:45 with racing at 6:35 on Saturday.

Admission prices
(Friday)
Adults (16 and over) $20
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $17
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5-and-under) FREE
Family Pass $40
Pit Pass $35
3-day pit pass $100

(Saturday)
Adults (16 and over) $25
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22
Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $50
Pit Pass $40
3-day pit pass $100

8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
Thursday's results
Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprints
A Feature: 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [7]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [10]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [5]; 6. 11-Roger Crockett, [6]; 7. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [11]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee, [8]; 9. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [12]; 10. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [19]; 11. 22M-Sean McClelland, [9]; 12. 95-Matt Covington, [18]; 13. 44-Chris Martin, [17]; 14. 1-Travis Rilat, [16]; 15. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [22]; 16. 5J-Jamie Ball, [20]; 17. (DNF) 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [15]; 18. (DNF) 21X-Carson Short, [13]; 19. (DNF) J2-John Carney II, [14]; 20. (DNF) 75-Tyler Blank, [2]; 21. (DNF) 81-Jack Dover, [21]; 22. (DNF) 21-Miles Paulus, [25]; 23. (DNF) 3S-Sammy Swindell, [3]; 24. (DNF) 52-Blake Hahn, [24]; 25. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman, [23]3
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 21X-Carson Short, [1]; 3. 44-Chris Martin, [4]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [7]; 5. 11G-Mike Goodman, [5]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [9]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, [8]; 8. 05-Paul Nienhiser, [6]; 9. 27-Danny Thoman, [3]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover, [1]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell, [4]; 3. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [7]; 4. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [5]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [8]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman, [9]; 7. 5G-Dave Glennon, [6]; 8. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [3]; 9. (DNF) 14-Randy Martin, [2]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [3]; 2. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [4]; 3. 75-Tyler Blank, [9]; 4. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [7]; 5. 37H-Nick Howard, [5]; 6. 76-Jay Russell, [1]; 7. 29-Tanner Berryhill, [6]; (DNS) 52-Blake Hahn, ; (DNS) 91T-Tyler Thomas,
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Travis Rilat, [2]; 2. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [1]; 3. 4-Evan Martin, [5]; 4. 22-Dustin Barks, [6]; 5. 5X-Tyson Hall, [8]; 6. 9X-Jake Bubak, [7]; 7. 44S-Jared Sewell, [3]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [4]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [2]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [5]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, [8]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [6]; 5. 93-Taylor Walton, [1]; 6. 21-Miles Paulus, [7]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 8. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [4]
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [1]; 2. J2-John Carney II, [5]; 3. 36-Jason Martin, [6]; 4. 03.-Stu Snyder, [4]; 5. 49B-Ben Brown, [2]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton, [7]; 7. 24L-Lanny Carpenter, [3]; (DNS) 22S-Slater Helt.
Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 22M-Sean McClelland, [2]; 2. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [1]; 3. 23B-Brian Bell, [5]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [6]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell, [4]; 6. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [8]; 7. 47-Dale Howard, [7]; 8. 88-Travis Reber, [3].
Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 2. 75-Tyler Blank, [6]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [7]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [9]; 5. J2-John Carney II, [5]; 6. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [8]; 7. 9X-Jake Bubak, [10]; 8. (DNF) 36-Jason Martin, [3]; 9. (DNF) 23B-Brian Bell, [2]; 10. (DNF) 99X-Dalton Stevens, [1]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [5]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [2]; 3. 22M-Sean McClelland, [4]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, [6]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [7]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [8]; 7. 44-Chris Martin, [1]; 8. 81-Jack Dover, [3]; 9. 11G-Mike Goodman, [9]; 10. (DNF) 21-Miles Paulus, [10]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [6]; 2. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [2]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 4. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [1]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell, [4]; 6. 95-Matt Covington, [3]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [7]; 8. 37H-Nick Howard, [9]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman, [8]; 10. 8M-Kade Morton, [10]
Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [4]; 2. 21X-Carson Short, [2]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [6]; 4. 4-Evan Martin, [3]; 5. 1-Travis Rilat, [5]; 6. 49B-Ben Brown, [10]; 7. 8-Alex Sewell, [9]; 8. 03-Stu Snyder, [8]; 9. 5X-Tyson Hall, [7]; 10. (DNF) 22-Dustin Barks, [1]
B Feature 1 (12 laps, 2 advance): 1. 44-Chris Martin, [5]; 2. 5J-Jamie Ball, [3]; 3. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [2]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [12]; 5. 23B-Brian Bell, [6]; 6. 36-Jason Martin, [4]; 7. 23-Seth Bergman, [7]; 8. 76-Jay Russell, [10]; 9. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [13]; 10. 27-Danny Thoman, [14]; 11. 44S-Jared Sewell, [11]; (DNS) 22-Dustin Barks, ; (DNS) 93-Taylor Walton, ; (DNS) 22S-Slater Helt, ; (DQ) 94-Jeff Swindell, [1]
B Feature 2 (12 laps, 2 advance): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 2. 81-Jack Dover, [4]; 3. 49B-Ben Brown, [3]; 4. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 5. 21-Miles Paulus, [8]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel, [9]; 7. 37H-Nick Howard, [6]; 8. 4-Evan Martin, [1]; 9. 11G-Mike Goodman, [7]; 10. 77X-Alex Hill, [11]; 11. 05-Paul Nienhiser, [12]; 12. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [13]; 13. 5G-Dave Glennon, [10]; (DNS) 14-Randy Martin.
B Feature 3 (12 laps, 2 advance): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [1]; 2. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [2]; 3. 9X-Jake Bubak, [4]; 4. 47-Dale Howard, [9]; 5. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [14]; 6. 17W-Harli White, [3]; 7. 24L-Lanny Carpenter, [11]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [12]; 9. 8M-Kade Morton, [8]; 10. 03-Stu Snyder, [5]; 11. 29-Tanner Berryhill, [10]; 12. 88-Travis Reber, [13]; 13. (DNF) 5X-Tyson Hall, [6]; (DNS) 99X-Dalton Stevens.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints
A Feature (25 laps): 1, Terry Richards. 2, Kyle Clark. 3, Mario Clauser. 4, Landon Simon. 5, Tyler Thomas. 6, Chris Phillips. 7, Ty Hulsey. 8, Chris Parkinson. 9, Slater Helt. 10, Clinton Boyles. 11, Korey Weyant. 12, Wesley Smith. 13, Casey Baker. 14, Katlynn Leer. 15, Dylan Kadous. 16, Thomas Meseraull. 17, Ryan Kent. 18, Casey Wills. 19, Brandon Mattox. 20, Ryan Kitchen.
Heat 1 (8 laps ): 1, Wesley Smith. 2, Korey Weyant. 3, Brandon Mattox. 4, Mario Clouser. 5, Chris Parkinson. 6, Terry Richards. 7, Mitchell Davis. 8, Brad Ryan. 9, Casey Baker. 10, Vinny Ward.
Heat 2 (8 laps): 1, Clinton Boyles. 2, Ty Hulsey. 3, Landon Simon. 4, Dyland Kadous. 5, Luke Howard. 6, JD Black. 7, Tom Sires. 8, Christie Thomason. 9, Chad Frewaldt. 10, Brad Wyatt.
Heat 3 (8 laps): 1, Ryan Kitchen. 2, Chris Phillips. 3, Rob Caho. 4, Steve Thomas. 5, Slater Helt. 6, Ryan Kent. 7, Kevin Reed. 8, Taylor Peterson. 9, Frank Rogers. 10, Carson Short.
Heat 4 (8 laps): 1, Kyle Clark. 2, Thomas Meseraull. 3, Tyler Thomas. 4, Katlynn Leer. 5, Noah Gass. 6, Casey Wills. 7, Jonathan Hughes. 8, Jack Wagner. 9, Braydon Cromwell.
Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1, Landon Simon. 2, Tyler Thomas. 3, Katlynn Leer. 4, Steve Thomas. 5, Chris Parkinson. 6, Korey Weyant. 7, Ryan Kent. 8, Brad Ryan. 9, C. Baker. 10, C. Boyles. 11, M. Davis. 12, B. Cronwell.
Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1, Mario Clouser. 2, Thomas Meseraull. 3, Terry Richards. 4, Brandon Mattox. 5, Chris Phillips. 6, Ty Hulsey. 7, Taylor Peterson. 8, JD Black. 9, Luke Howard. 10, Kevin Reed. 11, Tom Sires. 12, Frank Rogers.
Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1, Ryan Kitchen. 2, Kyle Clark. 3, Casey Wills. 4, Slater Helt. 5, Wesley Smith. 6, Dylan Kadous. 7, Rob Caho. 8, Noah Gass. 9, Vinny Ward. 10, Jack Wagner. 11, Jonathan Hughes. 12, Christie Thomason.
B Feature 1 (10 laps, 3 advance): 1, Chris Parkinson. 2, Dylan Kadous. 3, Casey Baker. 4, Vinny Ward. 5, Taylor Peterson. 6, Brad Wyatt. 7, Luke Howard. 8, Jack Wagner. 9, Steve Thomas. 10, Braydon Cromwell. 11, Jonathan Hughes. DNS JD Black, DNS Chad Frewaldt.
B Feature 2 (10 laps, 3 advance): 1, Slater Helt. 2, Ryan Kent. 3, Clinton Boyles. 4, Brad Ryan. 5, Kevin Reed. 6, Noah Gass. 7, Rob Caho. 8, Tom Sires. 9, Frank Rogers. 10, Christie Thomason. DNS Mitchell Davis. DNS Carson Short.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

 

 

CHUCK HEBING DOMINATES PST MAKE UP FEATURE AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY

(Ohsweken, ONT) Chuck Hebing picked up his sixth win of the season in convincing fashion after taking the lead on a lap four restart over Alex Hill and Mark Smith in a PST A-Main make up event that was held over from July 20 show that was lost to rain.

Matt Billings and Alex Hill would bring the 24-car field to the green flag with Hill grabbing command early. Fourth starter Hebing would immediately grab second as eighth starter Mack DeMan would slide out to position three.

ON the fourth lap, Mark Smith and Matt Billings were racing for fourth and made contact entering corners three and four.

Billings would end up flipping three times in turn four bringing out the lone red flag of the event.

On the ensuing restart, Hill would leave the top lane available for Hebing and Hebing would go right by Hill down the back stretch.

Hill would continue to contest with Hebing for several laps during the middle of the race but would eventually lose track of the leader as lap cars continued to be an issue.

Dylan Westbrook had to use a provisional but was already up to 12th by lap four and found himself battling for eighth by lap six. He would continue to go toe to toe with Jared Zimbardi but eventually would get by on lap 15.

Mark Smith would continue to search for a racing lane on the speedway and start to battle with Corey Turner for the third position. Smith would get by Turner and start to chase down Alex Hill for the runner up position.

Chuck Hebing however would just run away opening up to nearly a three second lead over the rest of the field. He would go on to lead the remainder of the A-Main and capture his sixth win of the 2018 season. Hebing would also secure his third career series championship with the Patriots, along with the PST Canadian Series title.

Alex Hill would hold on for second from Mark Smith who finished third, and Dylan Westbrook charged from 24th to fourth by getting by Corey Turner on the final lap.

The following night was the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals paying ten-grand to win. Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller scored the victory over Steve Poirier and Mark Smith. Many PST teams were able to get into the most competitive show of the season such as Chuck Hebing, Jordan Thomas, Kyle Drum, and Jared Zimbardi. Jared Zimbardi was the highest finishing Patriot member who took home a 12th place finish.

The final PST Sanctioned event of the season is this Saturday, September 22 for the Third Annual Outlaw Fall Nationals at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY. A hefty purse has been put together for the PST teams including $5,000 winning check, as well as $400 to qualify. There will also be a dash Friday night put on by the Outlaw Speedway staff.

Ohsweken Speedway Quick Results (Make Up from July 20)

A Main: 1) 45-CHUCK HEBING (6) 2) 77x-Alex Hill 3) 55s-Mark Smith 4) 47x-Dylan Westbrook 5) 97-Cory Turner 6) 82-Jared Zimbardi 7) 49k-Scott Kreutter 8) 17x-Mack DeMan 9) 10-Mitch Brown 10) 47-Kyle Drum 11) 56n-Dain Naida 12) 91-Ryan Turner 13) 80-Chris Steele 14) 9-Steve Lyons 15) 30-Scott Goodrich 16) 18x-Josh Shantz 17) 55-Mike Thorne 18) 6-Curtis Gartly 19) 0-Mikey Kruchka 20) 14h-Jim Huppenen 21) 36-Matt Billings 22) 121-Steve Glover 23) 79-Jordan Thomas 24) 1-10- Jake Brown 25) 38-Tyler Hendricks (DNS) 26) Paulie Colagiovanni (DNS)

 

CHAD RUHLMAN EARNS $2000 FOR SWEEP OF "TOPLESS NATIONALS" WEEKEND FOR RUSH SPRINTS; STRONG FIELD OF 16 CARS MADE THE 2-6 HOUR TRIP FOR THE INAUGURAL EVENTS AT NY'S GENESEE SPEEDWAY
 

September 15-16, 2018
(By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Batavia, NY)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance was part of the second annual "Topless Nationals" on Saturday and Sunday at Genesee Speedway. The RUSH Sprint Cars made their first ever appearance at the track for their inaugural "Empire State Classic" with Chad Ruhlman winning both Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special events, while Jason Genco captured the $4,500 sweep in the Sweeney Weekly Series specials for the RUSH Late Models. Sixteen Sprint Car teams from four different states made the trip to the Batavia, New York 1/3-mile oval by traveling between two and six hours. It marked the first time full-size Sprint Cars have raced at Genesee since 2009 when winged "360s" were part of the track's program.

"We were very pleased with the outcome at Genesee," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "To have 16 of our Sprint teams travel as far as they did to participate in this inaugural event speaks volumes about the program. This was very important to introduce our cost-containment Sprint Car division to yet another region. There's a lot of interest in the program in western New York and we're hopeful to grow it in 2019. There was a lot of positive feedback over the two days. The racers did a great job with only three cautions all weekend. We have to thank Genesee promoter Jim Johnson for including the Sprints part of his Topless Nationals weekend. Also thanks to Pace Performance for sponsoring one pit pass for each driver along with Jennerstown Engine Technologies and 955 Automotive for presenting the $100 hard charger each night. Our RUSH Late Models also had a strong turnout with over 30 car each night and put on great racing."

Chad Ruhlman's dream season with the RUSH Sprint Cars continued over the weekend at Genesee. Not only has Ruhlman been spectacular in his rookie Sprint Car season he's been lucky as well. On Saturday night, Ruhlman drew the best pill to earn the pole for the first heat race, which he won convincingly, then redrew the pole for the feature. Ruhlman would control the 20-lap event as only one caution would slow his run to the $800 payday. Then on Sunday, Ruhlman made a three-wide move on lap seven to take the lead from Brian Woodhall and went on for another $800 victory. All told, Ruhlman earned $2,000 including $1,600 in feature wins, $300 from RUSH for being the overall top point man, and $100 for being Sunday's hard charger.

Ruhlman made the bottom work on the start to take the early feature lead on Saturday over Shawn Smith. Woodhall started sixth and had a great start racing to fourth on the opening lap then worked past Steve Cousins for third on lap two. Zack Bealer was making his debut subbing for Phil Thornton. Bealer was fastest in his warm-up group then went from seventh to fourth in his heat. Bealer started seventh in the feature and cracked the top five on lap four taking the spot from Gale Ruth, Jr.

Ruhlman began to pull away from Smith and Woodhall on lap five, and by the halfway point stretched his lead to a straightaway. Ruhlman caught lapped traffic on lap 13 and was working his way by some of the slower cars when brothers Brandon and Scott Hawkins tangled in turn one with 14 laps scored to bring out the only caution of the night.

Back under green, Ruhlman resumed his lead over Smith and Woodhall, but it was three-wide for fourth with Bealer and Ruth moving past Cousins for fourth and fifth respectively. On lap 16, Ruth made the move on Bealer for fourth. Ruhlman's 12th win of the season came by 1.818 seconds in his North Star Unlimited/Rand Machining/Premier Communications/Ruhlman Race Cars/Close Racing Supply-sponsored #87R.

"Wow this is quite the place," stated the 41-year-old Bemus Point, NY standout. "This is the first time I've ever been here. It reminds of the old Eriez Speedway. You wanted to be on the top early and I thought it was going to be top dominant then I had to move down and keep it straight on the bottom. Thanks to Vicki Emig and everyone at RUSH along with Pace Performance for developing this low budget class. This reminds me of the old Modified class at Eldora that didn't have spoilers and had a flat roof. You really had to get up on the wheel so I think the background I have in the Midwest has really helped my program out."

After recording just one top five finish in his first 12 races during his rookie Sprint Car campaign, former Stock Car racer, Shawn Smith, continued his impressive late season great runs with a second place for his sixth straight top five finish! The runner-up matched his season's best effort from August 15 at Lernerville Speedway. Smith also picked up the second heat race win on Saturday.

After crashing out of his first two RUSH Sprint Car starts, Woodhall had a fine third place finish over Ruth and Bealer. After falling from second to seventh in his heat race, Brian Ruhlman turned it around in the feature going 13th to ninth to earn the $100 "Pedal Down" Hard Charger award from Jennerstown Engine Technologies.

Sunday's $800 win wasn't as easy for Chad Ruhlman, who started the 20 lapper from fourth, at least early on. Woodhall raced out to the early lead over Bealer as Ruhlman passed Smith for third on the opening lap. By lap three, it was a three-car race for the lead with Ruhlman moving to second. Ruhlman challenged Woodhall as the two raced side-by-side for the lead on lap four before the event's only caution when Arnie Kent spun.

Back under green, the trio resumed their battle for the lead. Woodhall maintained the top spot, while Bealer was able to get under Ruhlman as they raced side-by-side for runner-up. On lap seven, it was three-wide for the lead with Ruhlman coming out on top over Bealer and Woodhall. Seventh starting Zach Morrow moved into the top five on 15 when he drove under Brian Ruhlman then two laps later put a slider on Smith for fourth.

Back up front, Chad Ruhlman really pulled away in the late stages of the event as the Bonnell's Rod Shop $5,000 Weekly Series point leader captured his 13th win of the season by a margin of 4.985 seconds. "The track is awesome tonight," expressed Ruhlman. "I didn't know if I should chase the moisture or the lane of rubber. The top kind of went away a couple times then came back, and the lane of rubber moved. It's a very dynamic track. I really enjoyed coming here. I'm glad we were included on this deal. The money is good, and I'm excited to come back."

Bealer, an eastern Pennsylvania Micro Sprint racer, closed out a very successful weekend debut with RUSH, in second. Woodhall had a very positive weekend with back-to-back third places finishes. Morrow was fourth. Smith held on for fifth to run his top five streak to seven straight races! Dave Hawkins and Bealer picked up Sunday's heat races over the 16-car field. Joe McEwen hopped a wheel during the second heat race and went for nasty end over end flip. He was okay, but done for the night.

The RUSH Sprint Cars have a pair of events for the upcoming week with the fifth and final "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series event at Lernerville Speedway on Wednesday (September 19) followed by the final appearance of the season at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa. on Saturday night. The "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series will crown a $1,000 champion as the top 10 in points share in $3,000. Ruth has a six-point lead on Arnie Kent.

(Saturday) Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #20(20 laps, $800 to-win):1. CHAD RUHLMAN (87R) 2. Shawn Smith (36) 3. Brian Woodhall (8B) 4. Gale Ruth, Jr. (Culver 1c) 5. Zack Bealer (Thornton 35) 6. Zach Morrow (27M) 7. Steve Cousins (56) 8. Dave Hawkins (27) 9. Brian Ruhlman (49) 10. Joe McEwen (Mahoney/Eckart 9J) 11. Brandon Hawkins (27H) 12. Steve Pedley (21) 13. Kevin Mohney (Kurpakus 72B) 14. Scott Hawkins (37) 15. Brad Blackshear (19).

(Sunday) Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #21(20 laps, $800 to-win):1. CHAD RUHLMAN (87R) 2. Zack Bealer (Thornton 35) 3. Brian Woodhall (8B) 4. Zach Morrow (27) 5. Shawn Smith (36) 6. Brian Ruhlman (49) 7. Brandon Hawkins (27H) 8. Dave Hawkins (27) 9. Gale Ruth, Jr. (Culver 1c) 10. Steve Pedley (21) 11. Scott Hawkins (37) 12. Arnie Kent (18) 13. Steve Cousins (56) 14. Kevin Mohney (Kurpakus 72B) 15. Brad Blackshear 16. Joe McEwen (Mahoney/Eckart 9J)-DNS.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Wins 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals; Lucas Smith Claims Crate Showdown Victory

Second Career CSCN Win for Indiana Driver

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ontario (September 15, 2018) – Parker Price-Miller claimed $10,000 USD and the second Canadian Sprint Car Nationals victory of his career on Saturday night at Ohsweken Speedway, while Lucas Smith was the victor in the Crate Showdown. A total of 95 drivers competed in the 14th Annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals supercharged by Nitro 54 Variety, including 65 360 Sprint Cars and 30 Crate Sprint Cars. Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Jonathan Preston and Parker Price-Miller started first and second for the 35 lap A-Feature, but Chuck Hebing darted to the lead as the front row starters diced for position. The yellow flag came out with just one lap complete when Coleman Gulick slowed and then took off again, while the restart saw Preston flip wildly off the edge of the track in turn three to bring out the red flag. Preston climbed unscathed from his heavily-damaged car, and a longer green flag period ensued after the cleanup.

Hebing held the lead after the restart, but his advantage shrunk when he began to encounter slower traffic and Price-Miller slipped by on lap six. Row five starter and former CSCN winner Sam Hafertepe Jr. was already into the top five by this time, and jousted with Davie Franek as both tried to catch Max Stambaugh, Hebing, and Price-Miller. The yellow flag reappeared with 14 laps complete due to debris on the track, and Hebing’s attempt at retaking the lead was rebuffed after the restart.

Hebing’s dogged pursuit of Price-Miller continued, but the gap grew after a couple of close calls in traffic. Dylan Westbrook and Mark Smith entered the fray during this stint, but Westbrook’s bid for another top five finish went sour when he touched the wall. The yellow flag appeared again when Westbrook stopped on the track with a flat right rear tire and suspension damage on lap 24. Westbrook ran out of time in the work area and the race restarted without him, but Jeff Cook slowed with nose wing damage before another lap was completed; both Cook and Westbrook were able to return for the next restart.

Price-Miller continued at the front with Hebing again applying pressure, while Smith took third from Hafertepe and 20th starter Jordan Thomas entered the top five. More trouble slowed the race when Kyle Drum’s broken front end put him into the inside wall in turn three. Hafertepe took third back from Smith after the restart, while Hebing continued to throw everything he could at Price-Miller. Hebing’s hopes were dashed, however, when he made contact with the inside wall in turns one and two. The green flag stayed out as Hebing was able to get to the infield instead of stopping on the track, and Price-Miller then had a comfortable lead.

Hafertepe took over second when Hebing dropped out, and held that spot with five laps to go ahead of Smith, Thomas, and Steve Poirier on a late charge. While Price-Miller negotiated traffic, Hafertepe and Smith continued their contest. The Thomas charge ended when he tipped over in turn two to bring out a red flag with two laps left; this became an open red for all competitors to refuel. Thomas was able to rejoin the field for the restart.

Price-Miller fended off a challenge from Hafertepe after the restart and went on to take the win, while Poirier and Smith charged around Hafertepe to take podium finishes. Hafertepe, Franek finished fourth and fifth, respectively, while Scott Kreutter, Jordan Poirier, 26th starter Mitch Brown, 30th starter Chris Steele, and 22nd starter Jason Barney rounded out the top ten.

Dylan Westbrook was the fastest driver overall in time trials, while Chuck Hebing, Devon Dobie, Parker Price-Miller, Mack DeMan, Dain Naida, and Jonathan Preston claimed heat race wins, Alex Hill, Jordan Thomas, and Kyle Drum were B-Feature winners, and Jonathan Preston won the Pole Dash. Nitro 54 Crate Showdown – Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars Lucas Smith took the $1,000 prize for winning the Crate Showdown. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Eric McGlone and Hannah Ferrell paced the field to the green flag for the $1,000-to-win Nitro 54 Crate Showdown, but the race was red flagged before the first lap was complete when Davey Boughton flipped on the backstretch. Boughton was uninjured, and Hannah Ferrell took the lead after the complete restart. While Ferrell held the lead, Lucas Smith passed Paul Klager and McGlone to take second before another red flag flew, this time for a hard crash between Caleb Wood and Josh Hansen.

Ferrell, Smith, and McGlone raced hard and sometimes three-wide for the lead during the next green flag stint, with Smith taking the lead on lap 11. At this point the race slowed again, as Dereck Lemyre spun and collected Jordan Hill in turn two. Ferrell stayed with Smith through several caution flags during the second half of the race, but spun and hit the outside wall trying to pass for the lead after the white flag.

Smith survived the one lap dash to the finish to take the feature win, followed by 14th starter Matt Farnham, Paul Klager, 15th starter Jacob Dykstra, and Eric McGlone; Farnham’s stellar run was negated after post-race technical inspection, however. Aaron Turkey, DJ Christie, Brian Nanticoke, 21st starter Bailey Heard, and Steven Beckett rounded out the top ten.

Derek Lemyre, Hannah Ferrell, and Caleb Wood won qualifying heat races, while Paul Ballantyne won the B-Feature. Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway Ohsweken Speedway will officially wrap-up its 2018 season with the annual Night of Champions Award Celebration at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario on Friday, November 16. The 2018 division champions and top points finishers in all four weekly Friday Night Excitement divisions will receive their awards and cash from the championship points fund. Stay tuned to www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information in the coming weeks. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT

September 15, 2018 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada 14th Annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Supercharged by Nitro 54 Variety Total Entries: 95 ______________________________

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (65 Entries)

A-Feature (Started) 35 laps – NT 1. 67x Parker Price-Miller (2) 2. 28fm Steve Poirier (12) 3. 55 Mark Smith (9) 4. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (10) 5. 28f Davie Franek (6) 6. 49 Scott Kreutter (11) 7. 28p Jordan Poirier (13) 8. 10 Mitch Brown (26) 9. 80 Chris Steele (30) 10. 87 Jason Barney (22) 11. 56n Dain Naida (3) 12. 35 Jared Zimbardi (16) 13. 17x Mack DeMan (7) 14. 14h Jim Huppunen (14) 15. 79 Jordan Thomas (20) 16. 23 Devon Dobie (8) 17. 17 Jared Horstman (23) 18. 77x Alex Hill (19) 19. DNF 17 Max Stambaugh (5) 20. DNF 45 Chuck Hebing (4) 21. DNF 47x Dylan Westbrook (15) 22. DNF 47 Kyle Drum (21) 23. DNF 10c Jeff Cook (18) 24. DNF 85 Dustin Daggett (17) 25. DNF 28h Hud Horton (27) 26. DNF 54jr Steven Hutchinson Jr. (24) 27. DNF 97 Cory Turner (25) 28. DNF 14 Coleman Gulick (29) 29. DNF 22p Jonathan Preston (1) 30. DNF 56 Billy VanInwegen (28) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Chuck Hebing (1-5), Parker Price-Miller (6-35) Hard Charger – Chris Steele +21 (30th to 9th)

Awards: -Feature Winner Bonus: Parker Price-Miller (Free Fire Suit from EPIC Racewear) -Rookie of the Nationals Award: Mack DeMan ($500 CAD from Fine Touch Collision) -Bill Peer Memorial Best Appearing Car Award: Jordan Thomas ($350 CAD from Corr/Pak Merchandising) -Travis Rutz Long Tow Award: Vigneault 55 w/driver Mark Smith ($250 CAD from Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub at Best Western Plus Cairn Croft) -Fastest Qualifier Award: Dylan Westbrook ($300 CAD from Grisdale Racing Products) -Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award: Dylan Westbrook ($300 CAD from Inside Track Motorsport News) -Hard Charger Award: Chris Steele ($250 CAD from Nitro 54 Variety) -Top Empire Super Sprints Driver: Steve Poirier ($250 USD from Lucas Oil ESS) -Top Great Lakes Super Sprints Drivers: Max Stambaugh & Dustin Daggett ($250 USD each from Specialty Fuels & Logistics) -Top National Racing Alliance Invaders Series Driver: Devon Dobie ($200 USD from K&L Ready Mix) -Top Patriot Sprint Tour Driver: Jared Zimbardi ($200 USD from Patriot Sprint Tour) -Top Southern Ontario Sprints Driver: Cory Turner ($200 CAD from Brighton Speedway) -Top Ohsweken Speedway Drivers: Chris Steele ($250 CAD from Ohsweken Speedway), Mack DeMan ($200 CAD from Overland RNC), Jim Huppunen ($150 CAD from Golfi Concrete & Drain), Dylan Westbrook ($100 CAD from Tri-Star Forming), Steve Lyons ($50 CAD from Fleet Contracting) -Mach 1 Chassis Bonuses: Mark Smith ($250 USD from Mach 1), Jeff Cook & Coleman Gulick ($100 USD each from Mach 1) -Top Eagle Chassis: Steve Poirier ($100 USD from Mike Emhof Motorsports)

Qualifications Flight 1 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland ON – 13.633; 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi – Bradford PA – 13.656; 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Rockwall TX – 13.762; 4. 77x Alex Hill – Six Nations ON – 13.834; 5. 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON – 13.883; 6. 28fm Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC – 13.933; 7. 45 Chuck Hebing – Ontario NY – 13.958; 8. 23 Devon Dobie – Wapakoneta OH – 13.963; 9. 87 Jason Barney – Brewerton NY – 14.008; 10. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland ON – 14.056; 11. 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON – 14.100; 12. 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle ON – 14.201; 13. 56 Billy VanInwegen – Sparrowbush NY – 14.241; 14. 1 Holly Porter – Dorchester ON – 14.411; 15. 67 Pete Richardson – Vernon NY – 14.463; 16. 18 Ryan Susice – Ransomville NY – 14.471; 17. 9b Scott Burk – Charing Cross ON – 14.551; 18. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne ON – 14.651; 19. 15sos Mike Ferrell – London ON – 14.687; 20. 13 Keith Granholm – Syracuse NY – 14.699; 21. 2 Dave Axton – Port Byron NY – 14.839; 22. 1c Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville ON – NT

Qualifications Flight 2 1. 67x Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo IN – 13.701; 2. 55 Mark Smith – Sunbury PA – 13.782; 3. 14 Coleman Gulick – Chenango Forks NY – 13.836; 4. 17x Mack DeMan – Toronto ON – 13.881; 5. 85 Dustin Daggett – Portland MI – 13.917; 6. 28 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC – 13.965; 7. 98 Joe Trenca – Clay NY – 13.982; 8. 17 Jared Horstman – Cloverdale OH – 14.071; 9. 28f Davie Franek – Wantage NJ – 14.081; 10. 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford ON – 14.130; 11. 28g Phil Gressman – Fremont OH – 14.159; 12. 79 Jordan Thomas – Harding PA – 14.172; 13. 90 Matt Tanner – Stephentown NY – 14.223; 14. 3 Denny Peebles – Lowville NY – 14.229; 15. 19k Paul Kinney – Durhamville NY – 14.278; 16. 55t Mike Thorne – Caledonia ON – 14.335; 17. 33 Danny Varin – Sharon Springs NY – 14.479; 18. 110 Jake Brown – Brantford ON – 14.613; 19. 18x Josh Shantz – St. Agatha ON – 14.682; 20. 5c Conor Mahoney – Hamilton ON – 14.734; 21. 44 Barry Dunn – Aylmer ON – 14.983; 22. 16L Roger Levesque – Bath ON – 15.195

Qualifications Flight 3 1. 17h Max Stambaugh – Lima OH – 14.033; 2. 22p Jonathan Preston – Romulus NY – 14.070; 3. 56n Dain Naida – Adrian MI – 14.079; 4. 53 Shawn Donath – Syracuse NY – 14.120; 5. 28h Hud Horton – Germantown OH – 14.152; 6. 0 Mike Kruchka – Hamilton ON – 14.157; 7. 10c Jeff Cook – Antwerp NY – 14.287; 8. 14h Jim Huppunen – Welland ON – 14.305; 9. 47 Kyle Drum – Wayland NY – 14.312; 10. 49 Scott Kreutter – Cowlesville NY – 14.327; 11. 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken ON – 14.386; 12. 54jr Steven Hutchinson Jr. – Oswego NY – 14.495; 13. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON – 14.525; 14. 10h Kelly Hebing – Ontario NY – 14.592; 15. 80 Chris Steele – St. Catharines ON – 14.611; 16. 121 Steve Glover – Ontario NY – 14.652; 17. 88c Chad Miller – Amsterdam NY – 14.715; 18. 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne ON – 14.774; 19. 0c Cole Macdonald – Waterdown ON – 14.930; 20. 18s Michael Summers – Warsaw IN – 15.604; 21. 30 Scott Goodrich – Middletown NY – 15.616

Heat Race 1 (Started) 10 laps – NT 1. 45 Chuck Hebing (1), 2. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4), / 4. 97 Cory Turner (2), 5. 87 Jason Barney (5), 6. 56 Billy VanInwegen (7), 7. 91 Ryan Turner (6), 8. 67 Pete Richardson (8), 9. 9b Scott Burk (9), 10. 15sos Mike Ferrell (10), 11. 2 Dave Axton (11)

Heat Race 2 (Started) 10 laps – NT 1. 23 Devon Dobie (1), 2. 28fm Steve Poirier (2), 3. 35 Jared Zimbardi (4), / 4. 77x Alex Hill (3), 5. 9 Steve Lyons (6), 6. 87x Shone Evans (5), 7. 18 Ryan Susice (8), 8. 13 Keith Granholm (10), 9. 5d Jacob Dykstra (9), 10. 1 Holly Porter (7), 11. 1c Ryan Hunsinger (11)

Heat Race 3 (Started) 10 laps – 2:20.757 1. 67x Parker Price-Miller (4), 2. 28f Davie Franek (5), 3. 85 Dustin Daggett (2), / 4. 28g Phil Gressman (6), 5. 98 Joe Trenca (1), 6. 14 Coleman Gulick (3), 7. 19k Paul Kinney (8), 8. 90 Matt Tanner (7), 9. 33 Danny Varin (9), 10. 18x Josh Shantz (10), 11. DNF 16L Roger Levesque (11)

Heat Race 4 (Started) 10 laps – 2:25.222 1. 17x Mack DeMan (3), 2. 28 Jordan Poirier (2), 3. 55 Mark Smith (4), / 4. 17 Jared Horstman (1), 5. 79 Jordan Thomas (6), 6. 10 Mitch Brown (5), 7. 110 Jake Brown (9), 8. 55t Mike Thorne (8), 9. 3 Denny Peebles (7), 10. 5c Conor Mahoney (10), 11. 44 Barry Dunn (11)

Heat Race 5 (Started) 10 laps – NT 1. 56n Dain Naida (3), 2. 17h Max Stambaugh (4), 3. 10c Jeff Cook (1), / 4. 47 Kyle Drum (5), 5. 80 Chris Steele (8), 6. 0c Cole Macdonald (10), 7. 88c Chad Miller (9), 8. 28h Hud Horton (2), 9. 11 Jamie Turner (7), 10. 30 Scott Goodrich (11), 11. DNF 15 Dan Nanticoke (6)

Heat Race 6 (Started) 10 laps – NT 1. 22p Jonathan Preston (4), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (1), 3. 49 Scott Kreutter (5), / 4. 54jr Steven Hutchinson Jr. (6), 5. 22 Shawn Sliter (9), 6. 10h Kelly Hebing (7), 7. 121 Steve Glover (8), 8. DNF 0 Mikey Kruchka (2), 9. DNF 18s Michael Summers (10), 10. DNF 53 Shawn Donath (3)

Pole Dash (Started) 5 laps – 1:13.281 NTR 1. 22p Jonathan Preston (2), 2. 67x Parker Price-Miller (1), 3. 56n Dain Naida (4), 4. 45 Chuck Hebing (7), 5. 17h Max Stambaugh (6), 6. 28f Davie Franek (5), 7. 17x Mack DeMan (3), 8. 23 Devon Dobie (8)

B-Feature 1 (Started) 12 laps – 3:00.220 1. 77x Alex Hill (1), 2. 87 Jason Barney (4), / 3. 97 Cory Turner (3), 4. 56 Billy VanInwegen (5), 5. 18 Ryan Susice (7), 6. 9 Steve Lyons (2), 7. 1 Holly Porter (14), 8. 91 Ryan Turner (9), 9. 87x Shone Evans (6), 10. 5d Jacob Dykstra (12), 11. 67 Pete Richardson (10), 12. 13 Keith Granholm (8), 13. 2 Dave Axton (16), 14. 9b Scott Burk (11), 15. 15sos Mike Ferrell (13), 16. DNS 1c Ryan Hunsinger (15)

B-Feature 2 (Started) 12 laps – 2:59.257 1. 79 Jordan Thomas (2), 2. 17 Jared Horstman (3), / 3. 10 Mitch Brown (6), 4. 14 Coleman Gulick (8), 5. 28g Phil Gressman (1), 6. 110 Jake Brown (4), 7. 98 Joe Trenca (5), 8. 3 Denny Peebles (12), 9. 19k Paul Kinney (7), 10. 33 Danny Varin (11), 11. 55t Mike Thorne (9), 12. 44 Barry Dunn (16), 13. 5c Conor Mahoney (13), 14. 18x Josh Shantz (14), 15. DNF 90 Matt Tanner (10), 16. DNS 16L Roger Levesque (15)

B-Feature 3 (Started) 12 laps – NT 1. 47 Kyle Drum (5), 2. 54jr Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), / 3. 28h Hud Horton (10), 4. 80 Chris Steele (3), 5. 22 Shawn Sliter (1), 6. 10h Kelly Hebing (6), 7. 88c Chad Miller (7), 8. 0c Cole Macdonald (4), 9. 121 Steve Glover (8), 10. 18s Michael Summers (9), 11. DNF 11 Jamie Turner (12), 12. DNF 0 Mike Kruchka (13), 13. DNS 30 Scott Goodrich (11), 14. DNS 15 Dan Nanticoke (14), 15. 53 Shawn Donath (15)

Provisional A-Feature Starters: 97 Cory Turner (Southern Ontario Sprints)

Added A-Feature Starters: 10 Mitch Brown, 28h Hud Horton, 56 Billy VanInwegen, 14 Coleman Gulick, 80 Chris Steele ______________________________

Nitro 54 Crate Showdown – Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (30 Entries)

A-Feature (Started) 20 laps – NT 1. 49L Lucas Smith (5) DQ. 7ny Matt Farnham (14) 3. 1eh Paul Klager (4) 4. 5d Jacob Dykstra (15) 5. 6m Eric McGlone (1) 6. 68 Aaron Turkey (11) 7. 5 DJ Christie (3) 8. 9c Brian Nanticoke (10) 9. 70 Baily Heard (21) 10. 08 Steven Beckett (16) 11. 74 Rob Neely (18) 12. 19 Brandon Murrell (13) 13. 56 Dereck Lemyre (8) 14. 29 Liam Martin (22) 15. 9 Paul Ballantyne (19) 16. 12 Brad Herron (20) 17. 69 Josh Hill (4) 18. 24 Jeff Newham (24) 19. DNF 4 Hannah Ferrell (2) 20. DNF 51 Trevor Young (12) 21. DNF 28 Jordan Hill (17) 22. DNF 88h Josh Hansen (9) 23. DNF 7 Caleb Wood (7) 24. DNF 18x Davey Boughton (23) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Hannah Ferrell (1-10), Lucas Smith (11-20) Hard Charger – Jacob Dykstra +11 (15th to 4th)

Heat Race 1 (Started) 8 laps – NT 1. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton ON (4); 2. 1h Paul Klager – Beamsville ON (3); 3. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster ON (1); 4. 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford ON (9); 5. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne ON (5); 6. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken ON (10); / 7. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford ON (6); 8. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook ON (8); 9. 24 Jeff Newham – Windsor ON (2); 10. 26 John Verney – Salmon Arm BC (7)

Heat Race 2 (Started) 8 laps – 2:06.289 1. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa ON (4); 2. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville ON (1); 3. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken ON (3); 4. 6m Eric McGlone – Union ON (9); 5. 7ny Matt Farnham – Tonawanda NY (8); 6. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood ON (5); / 7. 9 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford ON (7); 8. 4b Jeremy Hughes – Burlington ON (6); 9. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. – Brampton ON (10); 10. 6 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford ON (2)

Heat Race 3 (Started) 8 laps – 2:06.149 1. 7 Caleb Wood – London ON (1); 2. 69 Josh Hill -Ohsweken ON (2); 3. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville ON (6); 4. 19 Brandon Murrell – Gores Landing ON (3); 5. 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill ON (4); 6. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken ON (7); / 7. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls ON (8); 8. 18x Davey Boughton – Carlisle ON (9); 9. 22 Al Gilleta Jr. – St. Catharines ON (5); 10. 43h Dave Bailey – Hagersville ON (10)

B-Feature (Started) 12 laps – NT 1. 9 Paul Ballantyne (2); 2. 12 Brad Herron (3); 3. 70 Baily Heard (1); 4. 29 Liam Martin (5); 5. 18x Davey Boughton (4); 6. 24 Jeff Newham (11); / 7. 22 Al Gilleta Jr. (8); 8. 43h Dave Bailey (10); 9. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. (7); 10. 26 John Verney (12); 11. DNF 4b Jeremy Hughes (6); 12. DNS 6 Curtis Gartly (9) ______________________________

About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sport and entertainment company that is dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multipurpose 3,000 spectator capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The mission of Arrow Express Sports is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.aeslacrosse.com.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

CSCN WINNERS 2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA 2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA 2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA 2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA 2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA 2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA 2018 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA

2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

The 5th Annual J&J Fitting Iron Cup Championship Night presented by I State Truck Centers brought a close to the 2018 racing season at Park Jefferson Speedway.
In the Artworks Graphics IMCA Modifieds, it was Brandon Beckendorf of Danube who secured the famed Iron Cup. Beckendorf finished a solid second to Bob Moore in the Saturday Feature to win the 2-day cup. Meanwhile, Moore picked up a cool $1,000 for taking the checkers on Saturday night. On a dried-out surface, it was Moore and Keegan Nordquist who opened the racing from the front row. The top made contact on lap 3 which saw Nordquist sit sideways in turn 2 and Moore take the point. Moore then held point until Beckendorf slide around Moore with just a couple of laps to go, but the 48 machine of Moore raced back around the Danube, Minnesota invader to take the cash. Sean Barragan had a fabulous run to finish 4th.
In the J&J Fitting Stock Cars, it was all Elijah Zevenbergen walking home with the $1,000 check. Courtesy of a mid-pack starting spot, Zevenbergen was on the go from right at the start of the racing. Greg Taylor held the point for the first half of the event but could not hold off the Ocheydan rocket. Travis Barker rounded out the field. Zevenbergen swept the weekend in the division and therefore earned the Iron Cup.
Dusty Ballenger and Danny Nekolite made the IMCA Sprint Car feature as an event to bring fans to their feet. Nekolite had the advantage over Ballenger by 1 pt. courtesy of the Friday night finish, but Ballenger ultimately took home the $1,000 prize and the Iron Cup for the sprint cars. At the start, it was Michael Johnston who held the point for the first half of the race, although he traded slide jobs with Ballenger. Meanwhile Nekolite was gaining ground from the back. A mid race caution was all Ballenger needed and he roared to the front, but Nekoite caught him with 5 to go. It got very interesting when Nekolite threw a slide job in 3&4 to take the top spot, but fans jumped to their feet as Ballenger slid him back then held him off for the win and the cup.
In the IMCA Sport Modifieds, it was Rusty Montagne who capture the top spot over Karl Brewer. Montagne, who missed Friday nights action due to high school football commitments, controlled the event from early on. Every time that Brewer would make an attempt to catch him, Montagne would run a perfect lap and stretch back to a 2-car advantage. Brewer won a well-deserved cup as the slick track specialist was strong over both nights of racing.
In the Z98 IMCA Hobby Stocks, Andy Hoffman came looking for redemption and found it. After coming from deep in the field on Friday, Hoffman worked his magic around Park and went three wide several times to move forward and get the win. Jeremy Smith, the previous night’s winner, was smooth and conservative in getting 2nd place with Derek Husted with a strong run for third. Smith’s consistency saw him win a first ever Iron Cup.
It was Spencer Iowa’s Jay Devries who swept the weekend in the IMCA Sport Compact division as he was able to wire the field on the Saturday edition. Devries was strong all weekend long and continued to control the field as he ran the middle of the track. Meanwhile Andrew Harris and David Bates continued their friendly rivalry as the ran second and third to round out the racing.
In the Nebraska Modified Lites, it was once again Scott Naggatz who took the win. Naggatz has something special going at Park as he started deep in the field yet worked like a hot knife through butter to take the win.
The 2018 Park Jefferson Season has come to a close. The owners of Park Jefferson would like to thank all of the fans, drivers, sponsors and officials that worked so hard to make this year special. With the close of the season, the Park Jefferson Speedway wishes fans and drivers the best during the offseason. The track office is closed but any questions can be directed to adam@parkjeff.com

IMCA Artworks Graphics A Modifieds
A Feature 1: 1. 48-Bob Moore, 13:23.664[2]; 2. 5-Brandon Beckendorf, 13:24.007[9]; 3. 88-Sean Barragan, 13:26.710[4]; 4. 87-Curt Lund, 13:27.005[6]; 5. 25-Ricky Stephan, 13:31.849[7]; 6. 13H-Travis Hatcher, 13:32.026[8]; 7. 15M-Shane DeMey, 13:33.750[19]; 8. 15H-Jared Hoefelman, 13:33.871[10]; 9. 14-Todd Boulware, 13:35.919[12]; 10. 77-RJ Merchant, 13:37.586[11]; 11. 96R-Steve Reynolds, 13:38.631[3]; 12. 10N-Keegan Nordquist, 13:39.036[1]; 13. 44V-Harvey Vande Weerd, 13:39.150[13]; 14. 21B-Jason Brees, 13:39.868[15]; 15. M80-Jim Mathieson, 13:40.286[5]; 16. 35-Jeff Berens, 13:40.299[17]; 17. 17-Justin Sackett, 13:41.430[14]; 18. 23-Jim Thies, 13:41.559[16]; 19. 27-Daniel Loggins, 13:45.321[18]; 20. (DNF) 44X-Jason Schneiders, 09:17.253[20]; (DNS) 67-Ron Beckstrom, 09:17.253
Heat 1: 1. 77-RJ Merchant, 04:35.896[2]; 2. 5-Brandon Beckendorf, 04:36.343[5]; 3. M80-Jim Mathieson, 04:38.385[4]; 4. 88-Sean Barragan, 04:38.854[7]; 5. 44V-Harvey Vande Weerd, 04:40.190[6]; 6. 23-Jim Thies, 04:41.391[3]; 7. (DNF) 15M-Shane DeMey, 04:40.065[1]
Heat 2: 1. 87-Curt Lund, 03:49.374[1]; 2. 10N-Keegan Nordquist, 03:50.091[3]; 3. 15H-Jared Hoefelman, 03:51.144[2]; 4. 96R-Steve Reynolds, 03:52.706[4]; 5. 17-Justin Sackett, 03:54.298[5]; 6. 35-Jeff Berens, 03:55.203[6]; 7. 44X-Jason Schneiders, 03:57.486[7]
Heat 3: 1. 13H-Travis Hatcher, 02:45.873[2]; 2. 14-Todd Boulware, 02:49.076[1]; 3. 25-Ricky Stephan, 02:49.324[4]; 4. 48-Bob Moore, 02:50.932[6]; 5. 21B-Jason Brees, 02:51.131[5]; 6. 27-Daniel Loggins, 02:53.584[3]; 7. 67-Ron Beckstrom, 02:58.203[7]
IMCA J&J Fitting Stock Cars
A Feature 1: 1. 66Z-Elijah Zevenbergen, 17:13.381[10]; 2. M1-Greg Taylor, 17:14.402[1]; 3. 30-Travis Barker, 17:14.803[3]; 4. 41-Jason Ward, 17:15.573[8]; 5. 49-Ryan Harris, 17:16.751[6]; 6. 2-Scott Yale, 17:16.819[11]; 7. 4J-Aaron Guillaune, 17:16.982[9]; 8. 1-Brad Jones, 17:18.272[12]; 9. 13-Glen Jones, 17:19.635[4]; 10. 71-Zach Olivier, 17:18.090[7]; 11. (DNF) 50B-BADGER, BROCK, 05:22.327[2]; 12. (DNF) 196-Steven Pierce, 05:22.571[13]; 13. (DNF) 94-Todd Gereau, 05:22.771[5]; 14. (DNF) T17-Brenton Palmer, 05:22.950[14]; (DNS) 10X-Paul Wenzlaff, 05:22.950
Heat 1: 1. 30-Travis Barker, [2]; 2. 13-Glen Jones, [1]; 3. 94-Todd Gereau, [7]; 4. 4J-Aaron Guillaune, [4]; 5. 49-Ryan Harris, [8]; 6. 2-Scott Yale, [5]; 7. 196-Steven Pierce, [6]; 8. (DNF) 10X-Paul Wenzlaff, [3]
Heat 2: 1. 66Z-Elijah Zevenbergen, [4]; 2. M1-Greg Taylor, [2]; 3. 71-Zach Olivier, [5]; 4. 41-Jason Ward, [3]; 5. 50B-BADGER, BROCK, [1]; 6. 1-Brad Jones, [7]; 7. T17-Brenton Palmer, [6]
IMCA Sport Modifieds
A Feature 1: 1. T1-Rusty Montagne, [2]; 2. 13K-Karl Brewer, [3]; 3. 57X-Devon McMartin, [4]; 4. 44-Cameron Vande Weerd, [1]; 5. 28-Aaron Plum, [6]; 6. 25-Josh Blom, [9]; 7. 10N-Kole Nordquist, [5]; 8. 14V-AJ Boulware, [7]; 9. 1J-John Foreman, [15]; 10. 3-Nicholas Peters, [8]; 11. 1S-Justin Klynsma, [11]; 12. 21-Conner Vande Weerd, [14]; 13. 4S-Adam Sage, [12]; 14. 4G-Michael Guthrie, [13]; 15. 2-Keith Sanders, [16]; 16. (DNF) 25C-Cody Thompson, [10]
Heat 1: 1. 10N-Kole Nordquist, [3]; 2. 1J-John Foreman, [4]; 3. T1-Rusty Montagne, [7]; 4. 25-Josh Blom, [5]; 5. 57X-Devon McMartin, [8]; 6. 44-Cameron Vande Weerd, [6]; 7. 1S-Justin Klynsma, [1]; 8. 4G-Michael Guthrie, [2]
Heat 2: 1. 25C-Cody Thompson, [1]; 2. 13K-Karl Brewer, [2]; 3. 14V-AJ Boulware, [7]; 4. 28-Aaron Plum, [8]; 5. 3-Nicholas Peters, [3]; 6. (DNF) 4S-Adam Sage, [5]; 7. (DNF) 21-Conner Vande Weerd, [4]; 8. (DNF) 2-Keith Sanders, [6]
IMCA Hobby Stocks
A Feature 1: 1. 8X-Andy Hoffman, 20:07.354[5]; 2. 06-Jeremy Smith, 20:08.327[2]; 3. 01-Derek Husted, 02:46.716[6]; 4. 49-James Johnson, 20:09.030[8]; 5. 29-David Miller, 20:09.195[1]; 6. 011-Kent Hustad, 20:09.543[15]; 7. 31-Adam Ayers, 20:10.366[4]; 8. 17F-Nick Foster, 20:10.687[12]; 9. 717-Nick Schilling, 20:11.144[9]; 10. 16D-Paul Menard, 20:11.353[21]; 11. 68Z-Zach Ankrum, 20:11.837[10]; 12. 5-Lenny Tucker, 20:12.286[20]; 13. 28-Adam Lee, 20:12.611[19]; 14. 2R-Ryan Roschewski, 20:14.684[14]; 15. (DNF) 27-Karl Brewer, 15:51.734[13]; 16. (DNF) 21L-Ryan Leedom, 15:59.113[3]; 17. (DNF) 34B-Ben Schneiders, 08:43.456[16]; 18. (DNF) 88-WAHRAM, AARON, 08:42.660[11]; 19. (DNF) 62-Allen Hesse, 03:45.253[22]; 20. (DNF) 112-Mitch Schultze, 02:46.716[18]; 21. (DNF) 36-Richard Wynn, 02:46.716[7]; (DNS) 58-Aaron Shearn, 02:46.716
Heat 1: 1. 01-Derek Husted, [1]; 2. 717-Nick Schilling, [4]; 3. 06-Jeremy Smith, [8]; 4. 29-David Miller, [6]; 5. 27-Karl Brewer, [5]; 6. 34B-Ben Schneiders, [3]; 7. 28-Adam Lee, [7]; 8. 62-Allen Hesse, [2]
Heat 2: 1. 8X-Andy Hoffman, [2]; 2. 17F-Nick Foster, [1]; 3. 88-WAHRAM, AARON, [6]; 4. 21L-Ryan Leedom, [7]; 5. (DNF) 2R-Ryan Roschewski, [4]; 6. (DNF) 58-Aaron Shearn, [3]; 7. (DNF) 5-Lenny Tucker, [5]
Heat 3: 1. 31-Adam Ayers, [1]; 2. 36-Richard Wynn, [2]; 3. 49-James Johnson, [5]; 4. 68Z-Zach Ankrum, [6]; 5. 011-Kent Hustad, [3]; 6. 112-Mitch Schultze, [7]; 7. (DNF) 16D-Paul Menard, [4]
IMCA Fox 620 Sport Compacts
A Feature 1: 1. 8J-Jay Devries, [2]; 2. 22A-Andrew Harris, [6]; 3. 13B-David Bates, [10]; 4. 35X-Connor Brown, [5]; 5. 14-Max Bonine, [3]; 6. 03-Matt Baker, [1]; 7. 8K-Kaytee Devries, [8]; 8. 3A-Auston Honeycutt, [9]; 9. 14C-Shyanne McCulley, [7]; 10. 88-Rhonda McKee, [12]; 11. (DNF) 69V-Danny VanderVeen, [4]; (DNS) 21M-Cullen Gossage,
Heat 1: 1. 22A-Andrew Harris, [5]; 2. 8K-Kaytee Devries, [1]; 3. 14-Max Bonine, [2]; 4. 3A-Auston Honeycutt, [4]; 5. (DNF) 13B-David Bates, [6]; (DNS) 88-Rhonda McKee,
Heat 2: 1. 8J-Jay Devries, [3]; 2. 03-Matt Baker, [1]; 3. 35X-Connor Brown, [2]; 4. 69V-Danny VanderVeen, [6]; 5. 14C-Shyanne McCulley, [5]; 6. (DNF) 21M-Cullen Gossage, [4]
IMCA Sprint Cars
A Feature 1: 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger, 09:31.266[2]; 2. 20-Brant O'Banion, 09:12.330[3]; 3. 48-Tyler Thompson, 09:12.742[5]; 4. 22D-Danny Nekolite, 09:12.761[10]; 5. 14J-Michael Johnston, 09:14.056[1]; 6. 1S-Ryan Voss, 09:15.391[13]; 7. 32-Trefer Waller, 09:15.966[4]; 8. 7L-Jesse Lindberg, 09:17.955[6]; 9. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, 09:18.830[8]; 10. 43MB-Tim Fricke, 09:24.508[7]; 11. 4-Jeff Pendergast, 09:31.266[12]; 12. 9ER7-John Otte, 09:29.109[9]; 13. 77-DOUG,DOUG MARTIN,MARTIN ,, 09:31.266[11]
Heat 1: 1. 20-Brant O'Banion, [7]; 2. 14J-Michael Johnston, [3]; 3. 48-Tyler Thompson, [5]; 4. 43MB-Tim Fricke, [4]; 5. 9ER7-John Otte, [2]; 6. 77-DOUG,DOUG MARTIN,MARTIN ,, [1]; (DNS) 1S-Ryan Voss,
Heat 2: 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger, [2]; 2. 7L-Jesse Lindberg, [6]; 3. 22D-Danny Nekolite, [4]; 4. 32-Trefer Waller, [1]; 5. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [3]; 6. 4-Jeff Pendergast, [5]

 

 

Radivoy & Pieniazek Claim CRSA Victories

For Immediate Release September 16th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations - Toby LaGrange

Albany, NY – Thomas Radivoy and Josh Pieniazek made their trips to the Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Fonda Speedway very lucrative as they swept the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series invasion of New York’s Capital District.

Each event would pay the winner $1,000 courtesy of Maguire Family of Dealerships and Mike Emhoff Motorsports. Each event also paid $160 to start.

In addition to being rounds 13 and 14 of the 2018 CRSA season, the events were also the final two events in the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Challenge.

Radivoy would be victorious at Albany-Saratoga. The Circleville, New York driver took the lead early and brought the ATOR Construction machine home with the win. His drive to the checkers was not an easy one as he had to navigate slower traffic and hard challenges from Dalton Herrick, Jeff Trombley and Pieniazek.

Radivoy came home first over Herrick, point leader Trombley, Pieniazek and 2018 Land of Legends Raceway champion Darryl Ruggles. A total of 20 drivers entered the event. The event was the second appearance at the Saratoga County track this season for the CRSA.

The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Awards went to Herrick and the Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to Brandyn Griffin.

On Saturday night the CRSA Sprint Car Series traveled 45 minutes east to the Fonda Speedway. Rotterdam driver Josh Pieniazek picked up the popular win at his former home track. Pieniazek bested an extremely talented field of 21 drivers to pick up his first CRSA win of the season.

At the finish Pieniazek would take the win over Justin Mills, Trombley, Tyler Cartier and Herrick.

The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Awards went to Tyler Jashembowski and the Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to Herrick.

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action on Friday October 5th at the Thunder Mountain Speedway. The event will be part of the Short Track Super Nationals.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy’s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny’s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger’s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

Rd. #13 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway (22 Laps) – Thomas Radivoy, Dalton Herrick, Jeff Trombley, Josh Pieniazek, Darryl Ruggles, Alysha Bay, Tyler Cartier, Dana Wagner, Emily VanInwegen, Brandyn Griffin, Johnny Kolosek, Tyler Jashembowski, Jerry Sehn, Jesse Pruchnik, Eric Jennings, Dustin Purdy, Justin Mills, Peter Dance, Mike Van Pelt, Luke Klob

Rd. #14 – Fonda Speedway (22 Laps) - Josh Pieniazek, Justin Mills, Jeff Trombley, Tyler Cartier, Dalton Herrick, Peter Dance, Thomas Radivoy, Tyler Jashembowski, Dana Wagner, Johnny Kolosek, Dustin Purdy, Emily VanInwegen, Mike VanPelt, Jesse Pruchnick, Jerry Sehn, Brandyn Griffin, Craig Pellegrini Jr., Eric Jennings, Darryl Ruggles, Link Pettit, Alysha Ruggles (DNS)

 

 

 

Joe B. Miller Wins Show Stopper with Sprint Invaders in Quincy!

(Bill W) Quincy, IL, September 16, 2018 – Joe B. Miller made a charge through the field and passed race-long leader, Paul Nienhiser on the white flag lap to capture his first ever Sprint Invaders win Sunday night at Quincy Raceways in Illinois. The win came aboard his own #51B and was worth $1,500.

Nienhiser led current series point leader, Cody Wehrle and Josh Schneiderman early in the 25-lap feature. Just one lap was in the books when JC Bland spun, bringing a caution. Rob Weuve and Harold Pohren brought out another yellow on the ensuing restart. Three more laps were counted before Harold Pohren slapped the turn four wall, bringing what would be the final slowdown of the race.

At the time, Nienhiser led Wehrle, Schneiderman, Dustin Barks and Jarrod Schneiderman back to green. Miller was on the move from row five. He maneuvered into the top five on the fifth lap and grabbed fourth on lap seven.

Up front, Nienhiser was entering lapped traffic on the ninth circuit. In heavy lapped traffic, Miller’s car was able to maneuver anywhere, but he had the middle to low side working best. With ten laps to go, he eased by Josh Schneiderman for third, before setting his sights on Wehrle.

He continued to dissect traffic and passed Wehrle for second with five laps to go. Miller slowly tracked down Nienhiser, and showed his nose with three to go. Coming for the white flag, he slide under him in three and four, and the two were neck and neck passing the flag stand. Heading into turn one, Miller slid across Nienhiser’s nose to take the lead.

He would pull away from there, winning over Nienhiser, Wehrle, Josh Schneiderman and Jarrod Schneiderman. Justin Buchholz, hard-charger Kaley Gharst, John Schulz, Barks and Brayden Gaylord rounded out the top ten. Josh Schneiderman, Wehrle and Buchholz won heats, while Dustin Adams claimed the Dash.

“We could really roll anywhere we needed to,” said Miller, who also won the MOWA Herb Barlow Memorial in Jacksonville, Illinois Friday. “We could go middle, bottom and top…especially when we needed to make up some ground. We were able to keep our momentum up on the top and pass them through the middle. There were a few lapped cars that we had to tiptoe around up on the lip. That was treacherous, but we were able to make it through. I saw the scoreboard when I could see Paul and we had four to go. I think I slid him into one on the white flag lap and I didn’t have enough. I was able to get him in three and we made it around to the checkers first.”

“We were pretty good,” said Nienhiser, who won a last lap race of his own on Saturday night at MOWA’s Tom Knowles Memorial at the Spoon River Speedway. “Scotty (Bonar) really had this thing tuned up. I hope he doesn’t give up on me, because I know we can win races together. We were good. I got there in lapped traffic and thought I felt some rubber about three-quarters of the way up. I stayed there and tried to pace myself and not miss that. And then, with two to go, Joe B. was sticking the bottom. I don’t know how he was doing it, but he had a good car and got by us obviously. I tried to make a last ditch block off of four, but it just didn’t work out.”

“We had a little excitement early,” said Wehrle. “We had our right front brake caliper fall off in hot laps. That put a rush on everything, but we got it fixed and got back out there. I always kind of like the nights that we rush around. It doesn’t give me much time to think, which is good. We haven’t run the best here in the past, so it was good to have a decent night. They said we passed a lot of (lapped) cars, but I couldn’t tell you how many there were or how we did it. I can tell you everything the two leaders did though. I think that’s a good thing.”

The Sprint Invaders season will conclude with the “Fall Haul” at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29. Both nights will feature complete shows, with Friday paying $2,000 to win, and Saturday’s feature paying $3,400 to win! For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 51B, Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (9) 2. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (1) 3. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (2) 4. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4) 5. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7) 6. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (3) 7. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (14) 8. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (8) 9. 22, Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO (5) 10. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (11) 11. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (10) 12. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (12) 13. 0, Dustin Adams, St. Louis, MO (6) 14. 11AZ, Colten Fischer, Muscatine, IA (17) 15. 4, Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (20) 16. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (16) 17. 007, Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL (21) 18. 2A, Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL (19) 19. 2D, Dave Keperling, Hannibal, MO (22) 20. 98, JC Bland, Springfield, IL (15) 21. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (13) 22. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (18). Lap Leaders: Nienhiser 1-24, Miller 25. KSE Hard-charger: Goldesberry. Hard-charger: Miller.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1) 2. Paul Nienhiser (3) 3. John Schulz (5) 4. Joe B. Miller (7) 5. Kaley Gharst (4) 6. Colten Fischer (2) 7. Harold Pohren (6) 8. Dave Keperling (8)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Cody Wehrle (2) 2. Dustin Barks (4) 3. Tanner Gebhardt (5) 4. Brayden Gaylord (7) 5. Daniel Bergquist (6) 6. Austin Archdale (1) 7. Brady Barker (3)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Justin Buchholz (2) 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (4) 3. Dustin Adams (7) 4. Rob Weuve (1) 5. JC Bland (3) 6. John Greenwood (5) 7. Bailey Goldesberry (6)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Dustin Adams (1) 2. Paul Nienhiser (4) 3. Cody Wehrle (2) 4. Justin Buchholz (3) 5. Josh Schneiderman (6) 6. Dustin Barks (5)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Rob Weuve

Saldana Racing Products – Brayden Gaylord

Kreitz Oval Track Products – John Greenwood

 

 

KEVIN THOMAS JR. - HAUBSTADT HUSTLER THIRD TIME WINNER

Haubstadt, IN - September 15, 2018 - Kevin Thomas Jr. put the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Machine into the lead on lap 37 of the feature Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway and became the first driver to win a third Haubstadt Hustler main event. This was the 11th year for this annual event which pays $10,000 to win. The Cullman, AL, driver had won the Hustler last season and also in 2013. Twenty-three MSCS and USAC sprint cars started the 40 lap co-sanctioned event. Kent Schmidt led the first lap from the pole. C.J. Leary then grabbed the lead and would set a blistering pace to lead the majority of the race. Kevin Thomas Jr. took second on lap 4. K.T. kept pace with Leary lap after lap, completing a pass with just 4 laps to go to drop Leary to second. Thomas was exuberant. ‚€œIt was an awesome race! C.J. is so dominant here. The lapped cars were good race cars. It was tough to pass them. That is the unfortunate part about leading. It is so much fun to win races! This track is where I cut my teeth.‚€Ě Newcomer Jason McDougal and veteran Dave Darland would move into contention during the race to finish third and fourth. McDougal adapted quickly to the demands of the speedway. It was the first appearance at the track for the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, driver. MSCS Points leader Carson Short finished fifth. Short earned the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award in improving upon a 15th starting position. Tyler Courtney, Robert Ballou, Chase Stockon, Kyle Cummins, and Donny Brackett finished sixth to tenth in the feature. Stephen Schnapf was eleventh and received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award. Schnapf brought out the second yellow of the race after doing a 360. He restarted at the back and almost finished in the top ten. The first caution period placed Chris Windom‚€™s car in the work area. He rejoined the race but found himself two laps down. There was one red flag. That came out after Brady Bacon flipped on lap 13 of the feature. He was running fourth at the time. Earlier he had won the first heat race. The other three heats were won by Stephen Schnapf, Chris Windom, and Kevin Thomas Jr. The fastest overall time for the evening was set by Robert Ballou. His 13.810 seconds lap was the best in group qualifying.

Stan Beadles of Owensville, IN, won the 25 lap UMP Open Wheel Modified feature. It was his first feature victory at the track this season. He also set the overall fast time in group qualifying and finished third in his heat race. Zach Fair finished second in the feature and he was followed by Matt Lane. The race produced 3 different leaders and also 3 caution flags. Dustin Beck, and Brandon McDowell rounded out the top 5. Lance Foreman and Matt Lane took the 2 heat races.

Tri-State Speedway will be holding the last race of the season on Saturday night October 13. If a rain date is needed it will be on Sunday the 14th. This event is the annual Harvest Cup which pays $5,000 to win for the sprint cars. The POWRi Sprints will be joining the MSCS Sprints this year to make this a co-sanctioned event. The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will be running for $1,000 to win that night. In addition the MMSA Mini-Sprints will be racing to make it a triple header.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.

SUMMARY The Haubstadt Hustler, Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN September 15, 2018

MSCS & USAC SPRINT CARS (34 Entries): Top Overall Qualifier - 12 Robert Ballou, 13.810 seconds First Heat - 99 Brady Bacon, 30 C.J. Leary, 3C Kyle Cummins, 4B Donny Brackett, _________ 10 Aric Gentry, 50 Tony DiMattia, 11P Chad Boespflug, 28 Brandon Mattox, _________ 20x Chayse Hayhurst Second Heat -61M Stephen Schnapf, 5K Kent Schmidt, 12 Robert Ballou, _________ 52 Isaac Chapple, 5-o Daron Clayton, 56 Shawn Arriaga, 11H Josh Hodges, _________ 17gp Stevie Sussex, 36 Collin Ambrose Third Heat - 5 Chris Windom, 36D Dave Darland, 32 Chase Stockon, 5cb Carson Short, _________ 38 Chet Williams, 3 Dakota Jackson, 90 Patrick Budde, 45 Eric Perrott Fourth Heat - 69 Kevin Thomas Jr., 71P Jason McDougal, 4 Justin Grant, __________ 7bc Tyler Courtney, 17K Kendall Ruble, 7C Critter Malone, __________ 27 Brian Wallace, 11 James Lyerla B Main - 5-o Daron Clayton, 10 Aric Gentry, 38 Chet Williams, 17K Kendall Ruble, _______ 7C Critter Malone, 50 Tony DiMattia, 3 Dakota Jackson, 11H Josh Hodges, _______ 11P Chad Boespflug, 28 Brandon Mattox, 11 James Lyerla, 90 Patrick Budde, _______ 56 Shawn Arriaga, 20x Chayse Hayhurst, 45 Eric Perrott, 27 Brian Wallace, _______ 17gp Stevie Sussex Feature (40 Laps) - 69 Kevin Thomas Jr., 30 C.J. Leary, 71P Jason McDougal, _______________ 36D Dave Darland, 5cb Carson Short, 7BC Tyler Courtney, _______________ 12 Robert Ballou, 32 Chase Stockon, 3C Kyle Cummins, _______________ 4B Donny Brackett, 61M Stephen Schnapf, 52 Isaac Chapple, _______________ 38 Chet Williams, 99 Brady Bacon, 7C Critter Malone, _______________ 17K Kendall Ruble, 5 Chris Windom, 5-o Daron Clayton, _______________ 4 Justin Grant, 50 Tony DiMattia, 28 Brandon Mattox, _______________ 5K Kent Schmidt, 10 Aric Gentry

UMP OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS (18 Entries): Top Overall Qualifier - 84 Stan Beadles, 15.943 seconds First Heat - 41 Lance Foreman, 95z Zach Fair, 5B Don Brantley, 25c Clay Lane, _________ 62K Joel Jenson, 2X Levi Kissinger, 91K Jason Kibby, 81C Chris Cole, _________ 18 Brandon McDowell Second Heat - 32 Matt Lane, 81 Mark Cole, 84 Stan Beadles, 35s Matthew Smith, ____________75 Dustin Beck, 87 Samatha Beadles, 15 Brandon Justus, ____________270 Cody Downs, 71 Ricky Frasure Feature (25 Laps) - 84 Stan Beadles, 95z Zach Fair, 32 Matt Lane, ________________75 Dustin Beck, 18 Brandon McDowell, 41 Lance Foreman, ________________62K Joel Jenson, 2X Levi Kissinger, 91K Jason Kibby, ________________35s Matthew Smith, 15 Brandon Justus, 71 Ricky Frasure, ________________ 81 Mark Cole, 25C Clay Lane, 87 Samatha Beadles, ________________ 81C Chris Cole, 270 Cody Downs, 5B Don Brantley

 

 

AJ Hopkins claims sprint car victory number seven

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Lincoln Park Speedway provided several drivers with another visit to victory lane while one driver was especially thrilled to make his first trip to the coveted front stretch destination. Josh Litton (bombers) won his ninth feature of the season and Derek Groomer (UMP Modifieds) won his eighth feature of the season at LPS. AJ Hopkins piloted his No. 4j sprint car to victory lane for the sixth time. But the most excited of all of them was Scott Ricketts, who was able to hold off a hard charging Wes McClara to win his first career UMP Super Stock feature. Ricketts took the lead from outside the front row and was locked in out front of the 20-car UMP Super Stock field. He had his hands full down the stretch however as McClara used a late restart and some lapped traffic to close within striking distance over the final five circuits. McClara nearly pulled even with the Cory, Ind. driver when the two got into lapped traffic before a caution re-set the field. When the green flag flew once again, Ricketts maintained a steady hand out front as McClara and Matt Jordan ran close behind. On this night however, Ricketts was the top man and held off McClara by a car length to pick up his first victory. Afterwards, an understandably excited Ricketts dedicated the victory to his uncle, Gary Ricketts, who passed away just prior to the 2018 LPS season. Jordan remained in third-place at the finish line ahead of Larry Raines and Doug McCullough. Thirty-five sprint cars were in the pits this weekend and it was Worthington’s Jadon Rogers starting on the pole alongside Travis Spencer. However, the early leader became Colten Cottle as he rocketed to the top spot over the first half of the feature. He would open up a solid gap over the first five laps as Hopkins gave chase ahead of Rogers, Tim Creech and Shane Cockrum. But a red flag came out as Thomas Meseraull got upside down in turn four. On the restart, Cottle held onto the lead, but Hopkins had designs on stealing the lead as he was hammer down around the top of the track. Hopkins would make a lap 15 pass moments before a caution came out to put Cottle back out front briefly. However, on the next restart, Hopkins got a big run into turn one and took over the lead and would not look back. The Brownsburg native pulled away to win by nearly a straightaway over Brent Beauchamp, who started 18th. Cottle would fade late and eventually pull to the pits as Cockrum came home third ahead of Matthew McDonald and Travis Berryhill. Jordan Wever started on the outside of Brent Hudson on the front row for the UMP Modified feature. It was Wever that got to the front first and opened up a small gap by lap five. Groomer had positioned himself in the second spot at that point as Hudson was holding off Rob Brickert and James Walters with Jimmy Hayden running sixth. By the halfway point it was Wever and Groomer running tightly before Groomer carried some top side momentum into the lead just after a lap 12 caution. He would hold that lead for several laps before contact with Wever spun him in turn two. Wever was sent to the back of the field for the incident and pulled to the pits. On the restart, Groomer pulled away over the final few laps to win feature number eight as Hudson captured the runner-up spot ahead of Walters, Brickert and Richie Lex. In the bomber feature, Litton got to the front by lap five as Joseph Raber started on the pole alongside Chad Steinert. Once Litton took over the point, he opened up a sizable enough gap that Jordan Almanza was not able to overcome after getting to the second spot on lap 10. Litton was able to stay out front for the final five laps to claim his ninth victory this season. Almanza, Joseph Raber, David Wallen and Cody Wright wrapped up the top-five. This Saturday will be the final points night of the season with sprints, modifieds, super stocks and bombers on tap.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. AJ Hopkins, 2. Brent Beauchamp, 3. Shane Cockrum, 4. Matthew McDonald, 5. Travis Berryhill, 6. Jadon Rogers, 7. Nate McMillin, 8. Josh Cunningham, 9. Tyler Hewitt, 10. Troy Link, 11. Brian VanMeveren, 12. Travis Spencer, 13. Tim Creech II, 14. Kevin Studley, 15. Brady Ottinger, 16. Billy Cribbs, 17. Colten Cottle, 18. Brandon Morin, 19. Alec Sipes, 20. Thomas Meseraull, 21. Cole Ketcham B-main winners: Berryhill, Meseraull Heat winners: Creech, Cottle, Rogers, Cunningham, Spencer,

 

 

Cam Schafer Puts An Exclamation Mark on Season With Deer Creek Victory

By: Terry Lehnertz, UMSS Announcer Spring Valley, MN (9-15-18)

The 2018 season champion was crowned at the final points event for the POWRi Lucas Oil UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series when the series invaded the Deer Creek Speedway as part of the inaugural Open Wheel Nationals along with the Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Sprints and UMSS 360 winged sprints. After his car was destroyed in racing action the previous weekend at the Richert Memorial, season-long points leader Cam Schafer of St. Paul, MN only needed to register for the final event to amass enough points to garner his second career title. Unable to repair his own venerable #14 Rathpack Racing hot rod, Schafer relied on the generosity of his fellow competitor Jon Lewerer, who graciously loaned out his #69s for the evening. Despite the loaner wheels, Schafer looked as comfortable and fast as he had all season with an impressive clean sweep to book end the season.

As they so often do, the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car series racers clicked off a pair of crisp, caution free qualifiers. Scott Brandt claimed the Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions opening heat from the pole, chased to the line by a strong running Neal Matuska who came up from his outside second row starting spot. Blake Anderson was strong as well, charging up from seventh to third in the all-green affair. Cam Schafer wowed the crowd with a preview of things to come in the Rock Auto second heat race with a late-race pass of Harry Hanson. Rounding out the top three was Schafer's third row starting mate, Johnny Parsons III.

The Deer Creek Open Wheel Nationals feature saw Blake Anderson redrawing the pole along side of Parsons. Anderson paced the field early, but it wasn't long before Schafer found the point again. Action slowed for cautions on laps 10 and 20, but under green, it was clear this was Schafer's night as he was able to stretch his advantage while the race was green. Behind Schafer, Harry Hanson and Scott Brandt staged a spirited duel all race long. Coming to the white flag, Brandt and Hanson touched wheels sending the Brandt scrambling to tame his mount and maintain his grip on the final podium position. At the final checkers, a grinning Cam Schafer stood in Rock Auto victory lane for a series record ninth time this season and for the 21st time in his TSCS career. Following Schafer to checkers were Hanson, Brandt, Brad Peterson and 2017 champion Mike Mueller. Schafer sits second on the all-time TSCS win list behind only three-time series champion Rob Caho, Jr.

The series wraps up its 2018 campaign with a pair of non-point shows at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, MN on Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22. Prospective drivers are also invited to test drive a Traditional sprint car at the arrive-and-drive event hosted by Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday, September 29. More information can be found on the www.umsprints.com website as well as the series Facebook page.

TSCS Race Results - Deer Creek Speedway September 15, 2018 (Race #18) Deer Creek Open Wheel Nationals

POWRi Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 69S-Cam Schafer, [4]; 2. 7H-Harry Hanson, [6]; 3. 7-Scott Brandt, [3]; 4. 93-Brad Peterson, [7]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller, [8]; 6. 12X-Blake Anderson, [1]; 7. 99-Bryan Roach, [11]; 8. 48-Neal Matuska, [5]; 9. 19B-Jack Berger, [12]; 10. 34-Denny Stordahl, [17]; 11. 38S-Allen Stettner, [10]; 12. 19-Gary Mueller, [9]; 13. 33C-Cody Emmans, [14]; 14. 00-Ryan Buck, [13]; 15. 2J-John Lowe, [15]; 16. 36-Tyler Wass, [16]; 17. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III, [2] Lap Leaders: Anderson 1, Schafer 2-25. (2) cautions. Yellow with 9 laps scored for 12 & 12x spins after contact in turn 3 (12 out, 12x to tail). Yellow with 20 laps scored for 19 spin turn 2. Ninth win for Schafer on season driving 69s for first time.

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7-Scott Brandt, [1]; 2. 48-Neal Matuska, [4]; 3. 12X-Blake Anderson, [7]; 4. 93-Brad Peterson, [5]; 5. 19B-Jack Berger, [2]; 6. 19-Gary Mueller, [8]; 7. 00-Ryan Buck, [3]; 8. 2J-John Lowe, [9]; 9. (DNF) 34-Denny Stordahl, [6] Lap Leader: Brandt 1-10. No cautions.

Rock Auto Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 69S-Cam Schafer, [5]; 2. 7H-Harry Hanson, [1]; 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [6]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller, [2]; 5. 99-Bryan Roach, [3]; 6. 38S-Allen Stettner, [8]; 7. 33C-Cody Emmans, [7]; 8. 36-Tyler Wass, [4] Lap Leaders: Hanson 1-7, Schafer 8-10. No cautions. Victory Lane photo courtesy of Scott Swenson.

 

 

Dream Come True! James Broty Wins First at Deer Creek Speedway.

By: Greg Parent (UMSS Media Director) Spring Valley, MN (9-15-18)

Dream Come True! James Broty drove a tremendous race on Saturday night September 15 at the Deer Creek Speedway in the season-ending Deer Creek Open Wheel Nationals for the UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Series and Midwest Power Series event to earn his FIRST career feature win. The young Lonsdale, MN driver had dreamed of winning a feature for a long time, and he made the dream come true on a stage in front of a large crowd and in the process defeated some very strong competitors. The race had a thrilling finish, as Roger Crockett of Broken Arrow, OK dove underneath Broty in turn four on the final lap to grab a brief lead exiting the corner, but Broty drove back under Crockett and the dash to the checkers saw Broty win by .140 seconds! Broty celebrated his $2,500 win in Rock Auto Victory Lane on a truly memorable evening for the Midwest Power Series and the UMSS.

Another very warm late summer evening on the final weekend of the season drew a twenty car field to the Deer Creek Speedway for the Midwest Power Series and UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil season finale. Derrik Lusk of Jackson, MN came into the final event knowing that he was the 2018 Midwest Power Series Champion. What was not determined was the UMSS title. Chase Viebrock, two-time series champion Ryan Bowers, and Jamey Ogston all had a shot at the title. When the final checkers waved, it was the young New Richmond, WI racer Viebrock earning the 2018 UMSS season championship. Congrats to both Lusk and Viebrock on the championships.

Heat race wins went to Viebrock, Jon Agan of Knoxville, Iowa and Broty. Each driver earned $100 from Factory Direct Mattress. Roger Crockett earned $200 from Factory Direct Mattress for the dash win which put him on the pole for the 25 lap feature. Viebrock lined up outside of Crockett. In the second heat, misfortune came calling for Ryan Bowers, as he got upside down in a three car mishap which also involved Derrik Lusk and Carter Chevalier. All three cars were able to make repairs and started the feature.

Crockett raced to the early lead on the opening lap, as fourth starter James Broty was quickly on the move forward. Passing Jon Agan for second on the second lap in turn two and then diving low to grab the lead coming off turn four ahead of Crockett, Broty took command of the top spot. The first of two cautions flew with four laps scored when Indianapolis, IN driver Geoff Dodge stopped on the front stretch and retired from the race. At the same time, Jamey Ogston broke a rear axle and rode the hook to the pits ending any chance for a championship title. When the race went green again, several drivers were moving up from deeper starting spots including Bill Balog and Brooke Tatnell as the laps clicked by. Broty continued to lead but had to survive some anxious moments trying to lap Jason Tostenson. A brush up against the turn two wall allowed Crockett and the rest of the field to close up, but Broty was able to regain his momentum to hold the lead after Crockett tried a couple of times to wrestle it away from him in turn four.

The final yellow flag flew with seventeen laps in the books when Bowers stopped in turn two and was done for the night. At this very moment in time, Chase Viebrock was the last of the three remaining UMSS championship title contenders still running and wrapped up the title. The final eight laps in the race went by quickly and set the stage for the thrilling finish. Broty capped off a memorable evening with the win ahead of Crockett. Balog, Tatnell and Agan completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten finishers was West Burlington, Iowa driver John Schultz, Ankeny, Iowa racer Chris Martin, Ramona, South Dakota rocket Ryan Bickett, UMSS Champion Viebrock, and Tommy Barber of Brandon, SD.

The $200 GRP Motorsports/Minnesota Mafia Hard Charger Award went to the "Ramona Rocket" Ryan Bickett. Bickett advanced nine positions from his 17th starting spot in the feature race. Earning GRP Motorsports UMSS Rookie of the Year honors was Carter Chevalier from Andover, MN.

Special thanks are in order to all of the drivers, crews, sponsors and tracks that comprised the 2018 racing season for the Midwest Power Series and UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Series for the 360 winged sprint cars. A huge thanks to all of the fans that attended one or more events for their support! What a way to close out the season for both series at the Deer Creek Speedway. Racers and fans alike can keep track of the off-season news and post-season accolades from both series on their Facebook pages and on the UMSS website. See you again in 2019.

UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Race Results - Deer Creek Speedway September 15, 2018 (Race #15) Midwest Power Series Event - Deer Creek Open Wheel Nationals

Midwest Power Equip/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 33-James Broty, [4]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [1]; 3. 2B-Bill Balog, [8]; 4. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [10]; 5. 4-Jon Agan, [3]; 6. 99-John Schulz, [7]; 7. 44-Chris Martin, [12]; 8. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [17]; 9. 50-Chase Viebrock, [2]; 10. 75-Tommy Barber, [13]; 11. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [6]; 12. 2-Derrik Lusk, [16]; 13. 34DD-Justin Henderson, [11]; 14. 20G-Chris Graf, [14]; 15. 36-Jason Tostenson, [9]; 16. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [18]; 17. (DNF) 5-Ryan Bowers, [19]; 18. (DNF) 91A-Reed Allex, [20]; 19. (DNF) 64-Geoff Dodge, [5]; 20. (DNF) 03-Jamey Ogston, [15] Lap Leaders: Crockett 1, Broty 2-25. (2) cautions. Yellow with 4 laps scored for 64 stopped on front stretch. Yellow with 17 laps scored for 5 stopped turn 2. Exciting finish. First career win for James Broty!

Factory Direct Mattress Dash for Cash (6 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett, [2]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock, [1]; 3. 4-Jon Agan, [5]; 4. 33-James Broty, [3]; 5. 64-Geoff Dodge, [6]; 6. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [4] Lap Leader: Crockett 1-6. No cautions.

Factory Direct Mattress/Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock, [1]; 2. 64-Geoff Dodge, [3]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [6]; 4. 34DD-Justin Henderson, [4]; 5. 75-Tommy Barber, [5]; 6. 20G-Chris Graf, [7]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex, [2] Lap Leader: Viebrock 1-10. No cautions.

Factory Direct Mattress/Rock Auto.com Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 4-Jon Agan, [6]; 2. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [1]; 3. 99-John Schulz, [5]; 4. 36-Jason Tostenson, [7]; 5. (DNF) 2-Derrik Lusk, [2]; 6. (DNF) 15C-Carter Chevalier, [3]; 7. (DNF) 5-Ryan Bowers, [4] Lap Leader: Agan 1-10. After two false starts, red flag on opening lap for 5 flip turn 2. Also out 2 & 15C.

Factory Direct Mattress/GRP Motorsports Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 33-James Broty, [1]; 2. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [4]; 3. 2B-Bill Balog, [5]; 4. 44-Chris Martin, [3]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston, [2]; 6. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [6] Lap Leader: Broty 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Tatnell Sweeps Spencer, Lusk Locks Up Midwest Power Series Title

By: Greg Parent (UMSS Media Director) Spencer, Iowa (9-14-18)

A very warm late summer evening saw the all-time leading UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil feature winner add another victory, as Brooke Tatnell executed a clean sweep at the Midwest Power Series event at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa on Friday September 14. "The Awesome Aussie" made the trek down from his U.S. residence in Forest Lake, MN to do double duty in the Protofab #63 sprint car in UMSS 360 winged sprint car action and the Vermeer #55 car in the IRA 410 portion of the program. Tatnell was fresh off a big win at the Richert Memorial the previous Saturday night in IRA competition and a tough loss in the 360 UMSS Midwest Power Series portion of that event. Tatnell left little doubt that he would be the car to beat on this night though in the 360 winged sprint car part of the Clay County Fair event, as won his heat, the dash and the feature. The win was worth $1,500 to Tatnell. It was his 35th career UMSS feature win.

A field of nineteen cars signed into the pits for the Midwest Power Series event, the tenth show of the season for this series within a series. Derrick Lusk of Jackson, MN came into the event with a healthy lead over Chris Graf of Glencoe, and Lusk was able to secure his second title with a sixth place finish. Coming into the final night of the season at the Deer Creek Speedway the following night, no driver was in a position to overtake Lusk in the standings. Congrats to Derrick Lusk on his second title. Graf also has two Midwest Power Series championships to his credit.

Heat race wins went to Tatnell and Chase Viebrock. Each driver earned $100 from Factory Direct Mattress. Tatnell took home another $200 from Factory Direct Mattress for his dash win which meant he would start the 20 lap feature from the pole. Ryan Bickett would roll off alongside Tatnell. Bickett got a strong start for the 20 lap feature and led the opening lap. Tatnell stormed back to take the lead on the next lap and would not be denied the win. The race was slowed twice under caution. With six laps scored, UMSS rookie contender Carter Chevalier looped his car in turn 3 to bring out the yellow. Bickett stayed close to Tatnell, but did not seriously challenge him for the top spot. Tatnell eventually opened up a more comfortable margin, as he began to lap cars running near the back of the field. Roger Crockett did a 360 spin in turn 2 with 14 laps in the books to bring out the final caution. Although the field had closed up behind Tatnell, he once again edged away during the final six lap dash to the checkers. A very good battle developed for the 2-5 positions over the final laps, as Bickett had held that spot until Jon Agan got by him on lap 17. Eleventh starter Chris Graf was on the move forward and was up to third at the white flag, as Bickett had actually dropped back to fourth with Chris Martin close behind. On the final lap in turn 4, Graf clipped an infield tire in his bid for second and spun into the infield while Bickett came back to edge out Agan at the line for second. Martin was fourth with Justin Henderson completing the top five. Rounding out the top ten finishers was Lusk, Geoff Dodge, James Broty, Tasker Phillips and Viebrock. Only three cars failed to finish, one of them being Graf after moving up eight spots.

James Broty earned the GRP Motorsports/Minnesota Mafia $200 Hard Charger Award, as Broty advanced six positions from 14th to 8th. Mark Toews from nearby Spirit Lake also moved up six spots in the feature, but Broty broke the tie by virtue of being the highest finisher of the two drivers. Toews finished eleventh. In non-winged action at Spencer, Bret Mellenberndt made his season debut and picked up the victory over an 11 car field.

As this was not a full point show for the UMSS, their championship title will come down to the Deer Creek Speedway the following night September 15. It will be the final race of the season for the UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil 360 Sprint Car Series as well as for the Midwest Power Series. A strong field of cars is expected at Deer Creek, as once again the IRA 410 sprints and the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series will join the program at the popular southern Minnesota track.

UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Race Results - Clay County Fair Speedway Sept. 14, 2018 (Race #14) Midwest Power Series Event

Midwest Power Equip/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [1]; 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [2]; 3. 4-Jon Agan, [8]; 4. 44-Chris Martin, [7]; 5. 75-Justin Henderson, [6]; 6. 2-Derrik Lusk, [4]; 7. 64-Geoff Dodge, [3]; 8. 33-James Broty, [14]; 9. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [9]; 10. 50-Chase Viebrock, [5]; 11. 5T-Mark Toews, [17]; 12. 11-Roger Crockett, [10]; 13. 13-Brayden Gaylord, [16]; 14. 03-Jamey Ogston, [12]; 15. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [15]; 16. 1A-John Anderson, [13]; 17. (DNF) 20G-Chris Graf, [11]; 18. (DNF) 91A-Reed Allex, [18]; 19. (DNF) 2B-Bill Balog, [19] Lap Leaders: Bickett 1, Tatnell 2-20. (2) cautions. 15C spin turn 3 with 6 laps scored. 11 spin turn 2 with 14 laps in.

Factory Direct Mattress Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [2]; 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [1]; 3. 64-Geoff Dodge, [4]; 4. 2-Derrik Lusk, [6]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock, [3]; 6. (DNF) 75-Justin Henderson, [5] Lap Leader: Tatnell 1-6. No cautions.

Factory Direct Mattress Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [2]; 2. 64-Geoff Dodge, [10]; 3. 75-Justin Henderson, [6]; 4. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [4]; 5. 20G-Chris Graf, [5]; 6. 1A-John Anderson, [1]; 7. 03-Jamey Ogston, [8]; 8. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [7]; 9. 91A-Reed Allex, [9]; 10. (DNF) 2B-Bill Balog, [3] Lap Leader: Tatnell 1-8. No cautions.

Factory Direct Mattress Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock, [2]; 2. 2-Derrik Lusk, [1]; 3. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [6]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 5. 44-Chris Martin, [7]; 6. 4-Jon Agan, [9]; 7. 33-James Broty, [5]; 8. 13-Brayden Gaylord, [4]; 9. 5T-Mark Toews, [8] Lap Leader: Viebrock 1-8. No cautions.

 

 

Shaffer wins $10K Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Tim Shaffer dominated the last half of the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway on JLH General Contractor Night to take home the $10,000 payday to wrap up the 67th season of racing at "Track That Action Built."

It was Shaffer's fourth win in the event that is held in honor of the husband and wife team and their family who saved Fremont Speedway and brought it back to life in 2000. Shaffer, who finished second the previous night at Fremont Speedway, now has 18 career wins at the track.

"Cody (Jacobs) and my guys keep giving me a great car. Tonight I could maneuver around and that was huge in lapped traffic. I haven't been here all year and to come in and be good tonight...that's just hats off to Cody and we had Ricky come on board and it seemed to up our game and it's a lot of fun," said Shaffer beside his Rudzik Excavating, FK Rod Ends, Smith Titanium, VRP Shocks backed machine.

Shaffer grabbed the lead from Penngrove, California's Buddy Kofoid on lap 16 of the 40-lap affair and Kofoid held off Cole Duncan to finish in the runner-up spot in his Fremont Speedway debut weekend.

"To finish second to Tim Shaffer is definitely not something to hang your head about. I feel like we got way better once the race went on. I got the wing back and the restarts were killing me. I'd wheelie up so I had to put the wing forward and put it back again. I can't thank Ed Neumeister enough for the opportunity and the Linders and the whole crew that makes this car go fast," Kofoid said beside the Dough Si Dough Bake Shoppe, Linder's Speed Equipment, Fisher Engines backed machine.

"This is probably one of the most fun times I've had in a long time. Just coming to new places is definitely makes you feel good. We were good both nights and picked up from last night. Two top fives...I'll take it," Kofoid added.

Grove City, Ohio's Cole Duncan, who has won a pair of big $10,000 shows this season, settled for third.

"Tim was better, especially earlier. But then it kind of evened out there and the top three cars were pretty similar. He would just stick better. That's all we had. I can't thank my guys enough. We over came a bad starting spot yesterday and put ourselves in a good position today but just came up a little bit short," said Duncan of his Helms Construction, Ohio Heating, Motor City Transport, Eco Mend backed machine.

Fremont's Jamie Miller dominated the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint A-main, leading all 25 laps for his sixth division win of the year at the track. He also has a late model and dirt truck victory in 2018 and now has 20 career wins at Fremont Speedway. It is Miller's 11th overall victory in 2018 in the 305 sprint class. Miller was also crowned the champion of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro.

"I was actually a little freeier than I'd have like to have been but we got it done. Thirteen wins in a year was my best and we have 11 this year. It's nothing to complain about. This division is tough to get one win let alone 11," said Miller of his Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed #26.

The Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks competed for a $1,000 pay day and the 20-lap feature came down to the last 100 yards. Miller threw a huge slider on Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti in the final two corners and the duo banged wheels all the way to the checkers with Valenti taking the narrow victory.

It's the fifth truck win of the year at Fremont for Valenti who now has 46 career victories at the track placing him eighth on the all-time win list.

"I know Jamie and that 88 truck is fast and they won here the last time. I got lucky and threw a slider on him on that restart and I figured he was going to be throwing one back. I just hope the fans enjoyed that race because it doesn't get any closer than that," said Valenti. "Hat's off to Rich Farmer (promoter) and everything he has done for the race track. Hope to see him around more years to come. It's sad this is his last night. I have to thank the Babcocks for everything they do for me, Gressman Powersports, APlus Auto Center, Craig Miller Trucking and Pagliai's Pizza...without them this wouldn't be possible."

Shaffer and Kofoid brought the field to green for the 40-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main with Kofoid gaining the advantage. With two laps scored the caution flew for Chance Morton who spun with DJ Foos spinning to avoid him. When the green reappeared Kofoid drove away from Shaffer with Andrew Palker trying to hold off Duncan and Adam Kekich for third.

Morton brought out the caution again on lap eight and on the ensuing restart Shaffer made a bid for the lead but Kofoid fought back the challenge. Duncan soon began pressuring Shaffer with Dale Blaney, Palker and Haudenschild in tow. Foos and Dan McCarron tangled in turn two on lap 13 and this time on the restart Shaffer hung tight with Kofoid and powered under him on lap 16 exiting turn four for the lead.

Travis Philo spun on lap 17 necessitating a fuel stoppage. When the race resumed Shaffer used the clear track to build a lead of over two seconds while Kofoid now had to fend off the challenges of Duncan. Philo would spin again due to steering component issues on lap 22 wiping out Shaffer's big lead.

On the ensuing restart Shaffer powered away from Kofoid, Duncan, Blaney, Palker and Hunter Scherenberg. Shaffer finally encountered lapped traffic with 11 laps to go but was able to maneuver through to maintain his advantage over Kofoid, Duncan, Blaney and Palker.

Shaffer was not to be denied as he drove to the checkers over Kofoid, Duncan, Blaney and Palker rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap 305 A-main, Tyler Street and Miller brought the field to green but Kyle Peters would spin necessitating another start. The second start saw Miller bolt into the lead over Street, John Ivy, Ricky Peterson, Jimmy McGrath, Seth Schneider and Alvin Roepke.

Miller built a substantial lead until he caught the back of the pack on lap eight. Street was occupied trying to hold off Ivy though with Ivy taking the runner-up spot on lap with McGrath taking third two circuits later. Just as Ivy was reeling in Miller Peterson stopped to bring out the caution with 11 laps to go.

With a clear track Miller began to drive away once again as Ivy, McGrath, Roepke and Schneider gave chase. Roepke drove into third on lap 18 but could not make up ground on the lead duo of Miller and Ivy.

Miller sliced his way through traffic and took the checkers over Ivy, Roepke, Schneider and McGrath.

Fifth starting Kent Brewer drove into the lead of the 20-lap dirt truck A-main at the drop of the green with Miller, Jeff Ward and Brad Keckler giving chase. Within two laps 11th starting Valenti drove up to fifth before the caution for an Eric Devanna spin. On the restart Miller pounced into he lead with Brewer having to fend off Valenti and Ward. A caution for debris on lap five followed a crash involving Brewer and Ward a lap later. Another caution on lap seven for a crash involving four trucks slowed the action on lap seven.

When the green flew again Miller and Valenti began their battle with Cory McCaughey, Keith Sorg and Matt Foos giving chase. Another caution on lap 12 for Kyle Lagrou gave Valenti the opportunity he had been searching for. When the green flew Valenti executed a perfect slider on miller for the lead with McCaughey, Foos, Keckler and Sorg in tow.

Ward brought out the caution with five laps remaining and another involving Ward and Noah Wagner with two laps to go kept the race interesting and setting up the final lap excitement that saw Valenti hold off Miller with McCaughey, Foos and Sorg rounding out the top five.

Sorg was also honored for taking the 2018 Fremont Speedway title, his second in the division in the past three years.

JLH General Contractor gave out lots of bonuses throughout the evening including to the non-transfer cars, feature winners, hard luck driver, best wheelie and three lucky fans who caught Frisbees with the feature winning drivers names on them.

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410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.570; 2.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.580; 3.5T-Travis Philo, 12.621; 4.5-Byron Reed, 12.664; 5.49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.741; 6.97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.762; 7.4H-Cap Henry, 12.767; 8.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 12.793; 9.1-Nate Dussel, 12.852; 10.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.861; 11.4N-Dale Blaney, 12.864; 12.39-Chance Morton, 12.886; 13.22-Cole Duncan, 12.887; 14.16-Chris Andrews, 12.906; 15.3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.918; 16.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.919; 17.19-Paige Polyak, 12.928; 18.23-DJ Foos, 12.938; 19.09-Craig Mintz, 12.976; 20.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.979; 21.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.990; 22.7-Zane Devault, 13.065; 23.27B-Boston Mead, 13.125; 24.7V-Shawn Valenti, 13.197; 25.13-Brandon Matus, 13.217; 26.9G-Cody Gardener, 13.266; 27.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.276; 28.20B-Cody Bova, 13.278; 29.4-Tracy Hines, 13.364; 30.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.528; 31.2+-Brian Smith, 13.588; 32.45-Trevor Baker, 13.942; 33.18D-Bobby Distel, 14.082; 34.35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.160; 35.1x-Aaron Middaugh, 14.174; 36.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.358; 37.33-Brent Matus, 14.650; 38.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 34.999; 39.97-Broc Martin, 44.999;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 5. 4-Tracy Hines[8] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[9] ; 9. 19-Paige Polyak[5] ; 10. 33-Brent Matus[10]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg[3] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson[8] ; 8. 9G-Cody Gardener[7] ; 9. 7-Zane Devault[6] ; 10. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[10]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 4N-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 4H-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[8] ; 8. 27B-Boston Mead[6] ; 9. 1x-Aaron Middaugh[9]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5K-Adam Kekich[1] ; 2. 39-Chance Morton[2] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 5. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[3] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9] ; 7. 7V-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[8]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 4-Tracy Hines[1] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 6. 19-Paige Polyak[9] ; 7. 27B-Boston Mead[8] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[7] ; 9. 1x-Aaron Middaugh[10] ; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 11. 33-Brent Matus[11]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[2] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 4. 7-Zane Devault[9] ; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson[5] ; 6. 20B-Cody Bova[8] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 8. 9G-Cody Gardener[7] ; 9. 7V-Shawn Valenti[6]

A-Main 1 (40 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[2] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 4. 4N-Dale Blaney[8] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 7. 4H-Cap Henry[11] ; 8. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 9. 1-Nate Dussel[13] ; 10. 5K-Adam Kekich[6] ; 11. 09-Craig Mintz[17] ; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs[18] ; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker[14] ; 14. 68G-Tyler Gunn[12] ; 15. 13-Brandon Matus[22] ; 16. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[20] ; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron[24] ; 18. 9G-Cody Gardener[23] ; 19. 4-Tracy Hines[19] ; 20. 5-Byron Reed[16] ; 21. 5T-Travis Philo[15] ; 22. 23-DJ Foos[21] ; 23. 39-Chance Morton[9] ; 24. 16-Chris Andrews[7]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.438; 2.4*-Tyler Street, 13.696; 3.4T-Jim Taddeo, 13.722; 4.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.818; 5.97-Kyle Peters, 13.834; 6.77I-John Ivy, 13.870; 7.25-Jason Keckler, 13.881; 8.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.906; 9.36-Seth Schneider, 13.954; 10.46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.053; 11.5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr, 14.073; 12.14*-Ricky Peterson, 14.100; 13.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.125; 14.9R-Dustin Rall, 14.136; 15.66D-Chase Dunham, 14.193; 16.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.214; 17.8-Bobby CLark, 14.218; 18.19R-Steve Rando, 14.238; 19.47-Matt Lucius, 14.282; 20.X-Mike Keegan, 14.411; 21.70-Rick Donovan, 14.414; 22.29-Kyle Farmer, 14.439; 23.5M-Mike Moore, 14.562; 24.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.578; 25.09-Justin Adams, 14.602; 26.67M-Matt Ferrell, 14.741; 27.1J-Jeremy Shambaugh, 14.779; 28.28-Tad Peck, 14.786; 29.X15-Kasey Ziebole, 15.048; 30.61-Chuck May, 15.191; 31.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 15.665; 32.73-Joe Armbruster, 84.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[2] ; 2. 66D-Chase Dunham[1] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 8-Bobby CLark[6] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 14*-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 3. 70-Rick Donovan[1] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 6. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[8] ; 8. 28-Tad Peck[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 4. 67M-Matt Ferrell[7] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[6] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebole[8] ; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[1]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 4T-Jim Taddeo[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 5. 73-Joe Armbruster[8] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 7. 29-Kyle Farmer[6] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 3. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 5. X15-Kasey Ziebole[6] ; 6. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[8]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 73-Joe Armbruster[2] ; 2. 09-Justin Adams[1] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 4. 29-Kyle Farmer[6] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[3] ; 6. 28-Tad Peck[7] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[5] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[8] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[3] ; 6. 8-Bobby CLark[13] ; 7. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[14] ; 9. 19R-Steve Rando[17] ; 10. 4T-Jim Taddeo[9] ; 11. 66D-Chase Dunham[7] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[12] ; 13. 97-Kyle Peters[11] ; 14. 70-Rick Donovan[10] ; 15. 46AU-Stuart Williams[19] ; 16. 73-Joe Armbruster[18] ; 17. 47-Matt Lucius[16] ; 18. 09-Justin Adams[20] ; 19. 67M-Matt Ferrell[15] ; 20. 14*-Ricky Peterson[4]

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 2. 49X-Brad Keckler[2] ; 3. 37-Eric DeVanna[4] ; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 5. 23m-Brad Mitten[7] ; 6. 67-Ben Clapp[6] ; 7. P51-Paul Brown JR[8] ; 8. 9-Curt Inks[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 3. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[6] ; 4. 83-Noah Wagner[4] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 6. 72-Eric Potridge[7] ; 7. 7f-Dana Frey[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 2-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[5] ; 3. 88-Jamie Miller[6] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig[4] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[7] ; 6. 11-Austin Gibson[3] ; 7. 16-Jim Holcomb[1]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[11] ; 2. 88-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[6] ; 4. 2-Matt Foos[12] ; 5. 4s-Keith Sorg[7] ; 6. 49X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 7. 23m-Brad Mitten[13] ; 8. 17x-Dustin Keegan[10] ; 9. 9-Curt Inks[22] ; 10. 67-Ben Clapp[16] ; 11. 83-Noah Wagner[2] ; 12. 33-Jeff Ward[8] ; 13. 7f-Dana Frey[20] ; 14. 26-Kyle Lagrou[15] ; 15. P51-Paul Brown JR[19] ; 16. 1H-Zeth Sabo[14] ; 17. 37-Eric DeVanna[9] ; 18. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 19. 32H-Dan Hennig[1] ; 20. 72-Eric Potridge[17]

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

JENNERSTOWN, Pa. – After lacking the speed he’s been accustomed to for much of the summer, Jimmy McCune capped his fourth-straight Must See Racing Sprint Car Series championship run just the way he started it: celebrating in victory lane.

McCune put together a stunning flourish during Saturday night’s season-ending David D. Mateer Memorial Race at Pennsylvania’s Jennerstown Speedway, charging from fourth to the race lead in two laps and then holding open-wheel ace Bobby Santos III at bay for the remainder of the 30-lap distance.

The Toledo, Ohio native had Santos at his rear flank for most of the night, with Santos within a half-second for most of the first half, but Santos caught traffic at the wrong spot entering turn one on lap 15 and dropped a second adrift of the No. 88 Abe’s Auto Parts/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil machine.

After that, Santos spent the second segment of the race trying to play catch-up, but could only watch as McCune stretched his advantage to 1.3 seconds inside of seven to go and then to two full seconds with three laps left.

Just after the twin sticks were displayed from the flag stand, however, a vicious three-car incident in turn one – involving fifth-running Tom Jewell and the slower machines of Joshua Sexton and James Rader – broke out just in front of the leaders and forced a red-flag stoppage for cleanup.

That erased McCune’s two-second lead and set up Santos on his tail tank with one final shot to pounce on a green-white-checkered finish, but Santos simply couldn’t keep pace on the restart.

McCune jetted out to a six-car length advantage off turn two and never looked back from there, crossing underneath the twin checkers 1.637 seconds clear of Santos in the end.

The victory, which came after several dances through slower traffic, was worth $4,000 to McCune. It also featured a ceremonial drink of chocolate milk, courtesy of track sponsor Allied Milk Producers, in victory lane.

“The traffic was intense, it was insane and there were a few times in turns one and two where I was up in the marbles and didn’t know what was going on,” noted McCune of his battle with Santos. “It was fun; the closing rate was just a little crazy at times. We kept it in one piece, though, and held off a pretty darn good driver to get the job done here. It feels really good.”

Saturday night’s win marked McCune’s series-leading fifth of the year and the record-extending 29th of his Must See Racing career. He’ll go for an even 30 during the 2019 season kickoff next spring.

However, the focus in victory lane was celebrating a season’s worth of accomplishments.

McCune cinched up his fourth title in a row simply by turning a lap of practice and earning the 25 'show-up' points that came with doing so, but he wanted as much hardware as possible at the end of the night and accomplished that goal to perfection.

“There’s nothing more special than winning and taking home a championship on the same night,” he said. “It’s honestly too bad that it’s the end of the season, because I think we’ve finally gotten the car back to where it’s been the last few years. She was pretty sporty tonight; I think we’ve found the issues we had over the summer and … next year will be pretty good.”

Santos came home as the runner-up after leading practice and setting fast time to kick off the day. He said he just didn’t have anything left after the final green flag waved.

“We had a couple shots at him, but we just couldn’t quite pull it off,” said Santos. “We were close. I feel like he and I were pretty evenly-matched tonight; it was just a matter of who could get out front first and he did that. Like I said, I had a couple looks on him through traffic, but he just got away in the end. That’s racing, though. I really enjoyed my first trip here to Jennerstown.”

Charlie Schultz completed the podium, followed by Ohio veteran Jerry Caryer, who was the final car on the lead lap in fourth. Schultz’s teammate Adam Biltz finished fifth, both in the race and in points.

Of note, McCune and Santos finished the four-race Engine Pro Fast Car Dash mini-series tied in points, with 15 apiece following Saturday night’s eight-lap sprint.

The bonus money for the Dash program, which includes a $500 bonus for the points champion, will be distributed at the 2018 banquet in January.

Must See Racing’s 2019 schedule will be announced in the near future.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Jennerstown Speedway; Sept. 15, 2018

American Racer A-Feature (30 laps): 1. #88 – Jimmy McCune [4]; 2. #22a – Bobby Santos [6]; 3. #9s – Charlie Schultz [5]; 4. #75c – Jerry Caryer [3]; 5. #8a – Adam Biltz [1]; 6. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle III [8]; 7. #7 – Tom Jewell [2]; 8. #85 – Rick Holley [9]; 9. #32 – Todd McQuillen [10]; 10. #90 – Joe Speakman [13]; 11. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker [15]; 12. #15 – Tim Henthorne [12]; 13. #51s – Joshua Sexton [11]; 14. #99 – James Rader [14]; 15. #26 – Jeff Bloom [7]; 16. #8 – Anthony McCune [16].

Lap Leader(s): Biltz 1, J. McCune 2-30.

Hard Charger: #22a – Bobby Santos (+4)

 

 

Zach Blurton Wins DCRP’s Soderberg Memorial Championship Finale with Brendon Gemmill, Dakota Sproul, Chris Oliver & Tathan Burkhart also Picking up Wins!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 15, 2018) – Zach Blurton captured his second career Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event win atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park by wiring the field in Saturday night’s 25-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars versus United Rebel Sprint Series feature event.

Along with Blurton, other winners of the Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship that closed the books on the 2018 championship season at DCRP included Brendon Gemmill in IMCA Modifieds, Dakota Sproul in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Chris Oliver in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car feature, Great Bend’s Blurton gunned into the lead from the pole position at the outset and led all the way, slicing through heavy traffic over the final half of the race for his lone DCRP win of the year.

“The car was perfect, I could put it anywhere and it would work,” Blurton said of the No. 2J entry.

“This one is special, it means a lot to me,” Blurton said after adding the Soderberg Memorial victory to the inaugural triumph in 2013. “I’m family with the Soderberg now and I wasn’t the first time.”

Following the race’s only caution after four laps, Blurton opened up a half-straightaway advantage in short order over Luke Cranston and Jake Martens with the latter working his way into second by the seventh round.

Blurton soon entered lapped traffic but maintained his advantage until encountering a cluster of cars with eight laps to go that allowed his chasers to temporarily close the gap.

But Blurton worked through the congestion diligently and slipped back out to a half straightaway advantage by the time the checkered flag flew.

In his wake, the battle was heated for position with Martens and Cranston dicing for second through traffic. Then, after climbing from sixth on the tenth round, Ray Seemann entered the mix for runner-up honors as well.

DCRP Sprint Car Nationals champion Martens prevailed in the battle for second in Blurton’s wake with Cranston rallying back around Seemann to take the show position. Taylor Velasquez rounded out the top five behind Seemann while Steven Richardson secured the DCRP Sprint Car championship by crossing the stripe in eighth.

In the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature, Ponca City, OK, native Brendon Gemmill charged into the lead on the high side from the eighth original starting position in just three laps and went on to capture his third DCRP win of the year.

Gemmill opened up a near straightaway advantage by the time caution flew after six laps and then gradually re-established that same lead only to have one final caution fly with two laps remaining.

The former track champion was unphased by the late caution, fending off Jesse Smith and Brandon Conkwright to secure the win. Rolla’s Nick Link put the finishing touches on his second track championship in three years by finishing fourth with Trent Gray rounding out the top five.

Ellis native Dakota Sproul battled into the lead on the ninth round of the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature and then denied Mike Roach over the closing rounds to score his first DCRP win of the season.

Sproul worked his way past early pacesetter Mike Lunow and then survived some late traffic to hold off Roach for victory honors. Lunow settled for third with Troy Bynum in fourth while Jeff Kaup rounded out the top five to finish off his fifth track championship in six years.

After scoring his first career win just two months ago, Syracuse’s Chris Oliver celebrated his sixth wedding anniversary by adding his second triumph of the year in the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature.

Oliver raced from third into the lead on the opening round but had his hands full throughout. First, it was Gregg Schell that pestered him for the lead and then Troy Burkhart tried to work the top side of the track in the final laps to snare the win. Oliver held steady and survived the side-by-side duel for the win with Schell edging past Burkhart at the stripe for runner-up honors. Meanwhile, Dusty Witthuhn claimed the track championship with a fourth-place finish as Shannon Maughlin rounded out the top five.

Hays’ Tathan Burkhart finished off the IMCA Hobby Stock season with a dramatic last-lap move around Duane Wahrman through traffic to snare his third win of the year atop DCRP clay.

After dodging a pair of early skirmishes, Wahrman bolted into the lead on the second circuit of the 15-lapper and was well on his way to a fifth win of the season until encountering several lapped cars in the closing laps. Burkhart closed in from a handful of car-lengths back and rallied by on the high side of turns three and four to take the checkered flag by a nose with Wahrman settling for second.

Reagan Sellard bounced back from an early spin to capture third, finishing off his second track championship in as many years. Dany Schulte was fourth with Tom Reed rounding out the top five.

While the championship points season has concluded at Dodge City Raceway Park, there is more action to come with the BMI Racing Products Dodge City 200 Enduro next Saturday night, September 22, and then the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Saturday, October 20.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Finale

September 15, 2018 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS):

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 6-Kaden Taylor, 6. 50-Jed Werner, 7. 56-Chris Douglas.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 49-Kris Moore, 2. 2J-Zach Blurton, 3. 7-Shane Sundquist, 4. 97-Brian Herbert, 5. 33-Koby Walters, 6. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 7. 33k-Aaron Ploussard.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 72-Ray Seemann, 2. 98-J.D. Johnson, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 83-Austin McLean, 5. 11k-Tyler Knight, 6. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 49x-Luke Cranston, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 98-J.D. Johnson, 7. 83-Austin McLean, 8. 0-Steven Richardson, 9. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 10. 33-Koby Walters, 11. 10-Jordan Knight, 12. 7-Shane Sundquist, 13. 50-Jed Werner, 14. 97-Brian Herbert, 15. 49-Kris Moore, 16. 11k-Tyler Knight, 17. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 18. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 19. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 20. 6-Kaden Taylor, 21. 56-Chris Douglas (DNS).

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 01-Jesse Smith, 2. 24c-Brandon Conkwright, 3. 16-Kevin Gray, 4. 7n-William Nusser, 5. 77-Steven Bowers, Jr., 6. 36-Travis Simmons, 7. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 8. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 9. 12-Kevin Tabor.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 2. 57-Joel Lane, 3. 25-Kale Beavers, 4. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 5. 1n-Nick Link, 6. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 7. 26-Tom Beavers, 8. 22T-Trent Gray.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 2. 01-Jesse Smith, 3. 24c-Brandon Conkwright, 4. 1n-Nick Link, 5. 22T-Trent Gray, 6. 16-Kevin Gray, 7. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 8. 57-Joel Lane, 9. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 10. 26-Tom Beavers, 11. 36-Travis Simmons, 12. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 13. 25-Kale Beavers, 14. 12-Kevin Tabor, 15. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 16. 77-Steven Bowers, Jr., 17. 7n-William Nusser (DNS).

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 08-Dakota Sproul, 2. 81-Troy Bynum, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 83-Matthew Shenberger, 5. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 6. 65-Kohl Ricke, 7. 8-Brian May, 8. 27g-Kamren Gruber (DNS).

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 44-Mike Lunow, 2. 33r-Mike Roach, 3. 37-Bart Baker, 4. 7-Jarett Lunow, 5. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 6. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 7. 11h-Denver Howard.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 08-Dakota Sproul, 2. 33r-Mike Roach, 3. 44-Mike Lunow, 4. 81-Troy Bynum, 5. 92-Jeff Kaup, 6. 37-Bart Baker, 7. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 8. 7-Jarett Lunow, 9. 8-Brian May, 10. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 11. 11h-Denver Howard, 12. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 13. 65-Kohl Ricke, 14. 83-Matthew Shenberger, 15. 5r-Kaleb Roach.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 20-Tyler Walker, 2. 57-Willam Bauer, 3. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 4. 55h-Ron Hartman, 5. 22p-Jack Pepper, 6. 17d-Dalton Baner, 7. 01-Jesse Smith, 8. 22-Donald Kaup.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 3-Chris Oliver, 2. 33-Marlin Hogie, 3. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 4. 89-Gregg Schell, 5. 95x-Randy Tipton, 6. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 7. 97x-Ondre Rexford.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 3-Chris Oliver, 2. 89-Gregg Schell, 3. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 4. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 5. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 6. 22p-Jack Pepper, 7. 95x-Randy Tipton, 8. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 9. 33-Marlin Hogie, 10. 01-Jesse Smith, 11. 20-Tyler Walker, 12. 22-Donald Kaup, 13. 57-William Bauer, 14. 55h-Ron Hartman, 15. 17d-Dalton Baner.

 

 

Wise Rips to POWRi Career First

Lewistown, IL - Zeb Wise of Angola, Indiana picked up his first career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Saturday night at Spoon River Speedway. Wise used a unique line on the high-banked 3/8 mile Spoon River Speedway to etch his name in the history books as the winner of the 32nd annual Tom Knowles Memorial.

Starting inside row three, Wise charged to the front battling through a field of heavy hitters including last night's winner at Jacksonville Speedway in the Herb Barlow Memorial, Logan Seavey. Coming to green, Zach Daum and current POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League point leader Tucker Klaasmeyer shared the front row.

Leading the opening lap, Daum jumped into the lead over Tucker Klaasmeyer and Tanner Carrick. After Carrick overtook Klaasmeyer for second and Daum for the lead, Wise continued to move forward ripping the top side mirroring Carrick's line, while Daum rolled the bottom. As Carrick caught lap traffic, Daum and Wise closed, and a blanket could be thrown over the top three. In a split second decision, Wise found some magic in the middle in turns one and two, allowing him to surge into the lead.

While Daum worked the bottom, a line he has used to win many races, including some Knowles Memorials of the past, Wise used his line to stay out front while bringing along Klaasmeyer to second. Coming to the line, Wise led Klaasmeyer, with Carrick in third. Klaasmeyer's second was another good point night as the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets have a handful of races left for 2018. Pole sitter Zach Daum took fourth with Tyler Barron in fifth. Ryan Robinson finished sixth with Sam Johnson in seventh. Leading POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Rookie of the Year candidate Karter Sarff took eighth, with Logan Seavey and Blake Carrick completing the top ten.

"When I went and split Carrick there, I found the middle in one and two and had a lot of grip coming off, so I used that to help me into turn three," said Zeb Wise. "I can't thank Tim, my dad, and Kevin enough. It was just those three this weekend, so tough week for them, but we got one done for them. I was just waiting for someone to show their nose on the bottom before moving down there. I got the lead up top in three and four. I felt like I had a pretty good car up there so I stayed and got it done."

"Zeb did a really good job," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "He found the top there early. It was a really fun race. Everyone got to look around a little bit. It would have been more fun if it was a 50-lapper. It was just a good time and a good race. We had a good car. I felt like we could have gone anywhere if the track would have changed. It was a good point night and everything is rolling in the trailer. Jay and a lot of guys on this team have experience winning championships, so they can teach me a lot. Just being smooth and making sure to finish all the races is what counts."

"When you lead that many laps, you're kind of just a sitting duck out front," stated Tanner Carrick. "I saw them on the bottom and moved to the bottom. Led a couple laps on the bottom and then decided to go back up top and drove it off the track, and fell back to fourth or fifth and then drove back up to third. Other than that, it felt pretty good. Just a sitting duck out front, I guess."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 39BC - ZEB WISE, Heat 2: 5D - ZACH DAUM, Heat 3: 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 39BC - ZEB WISE

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 39BC - ZEB WISE 2. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 3. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 4. 5D - ZACH DAUM 5. 11 - TYLER BARRON 6. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 7. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 8. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 9. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 10. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 11. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 12. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 13. 7F - HARLEY HOLLAN 14. 75 - BRIAN STANFILL 15. 10C - DALTON CAMFIELD 16. 16C - DAVE CAMFIELD JR 17. 83B - JEFF BEASLEY 18. 51B - ADAM TAYLOR 19. 57 - MARIA COFER 20. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 21. 86C - DEVIN CAMFIELD

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

 

 

Racers Beat the Weather at Skagit Speedway Championship Night

9/15/18

Alger, WA - Mother Nature tried to rob the race fans of a night of action at Skagit Speedway, but the drivers would have none of it as all four main events ran the entire distance before the weather could halt racing action on Saturday night. It was Scrap It - Stow It Championship night, and winners on the evening were Colton Heath, Kevin Smith, Kelsey Carpenter and Jon Gunderson.

The Budweiser 360 Sprints ran first on the night and track position was everything for their main. Colton Heath parlayed his outside front row starting spot to a wire to wire win, having to navigate his way through traffic with furious action for second behind him. Cam Smith ended up winning the war for runner up, with Robbie Price rolling from ninth to third. The top eight starters were locked in from owners points, with everyone timing in behind them. Price would be the fastest of those qualifiers. Eric Fisher won the driver’s point championship with his eighth place finish.

Points were tight in the Skagit Aggregate Modified class, with Kevin Smith holding a small lead in driver points entering the night. Smith was running in the second spot when race long leader Craig Moore encountered trouble on the 13th circuit, giving Smith the lead. Kevin would move on to take the win ahead of his brother Rick to secure the driver point title, with Jeff Blanton filling the podium. Moore rebounded for an eighth place finish to secure the owner point title for Louis Nutter Sr.

Lapped traffic played a huge role in the outcome of the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint main event. Trevor Cook had sewed up the driver and car owner point title but was looking to punctuate the title with a feature win as he entered traffic with last years champ Kelsey Carpenter in tow. Carpenter found a better way past the slower cars to take the lead on the 16th lap, then continually made the right moves over the final few circuits to secure the victory ahead of Cook and Jayme Barnes.

Jon Gunderson was dominant in the final feature of the year for the Outlaw Tuners. Gunderson led every lap of the 17 lap feature. Brian Michelson was second and won the season championship. Vance Hibbard came from last to take third.

Budweiser 360 Sprints

Fast Time - Robbie Price 11.491

Main - Colton Heath, Cam Smith, Robbie Price, Justin Youngquist, Steve James, Alex Lewis, Corbyn Fauver, Eric Fisher, Trevor Cook, Brock Lemley, Greg Hamilton, Michael Bollinger, Bud Ashe

Lap Leaders - Heath 1-25

Skagit Aggregates Modifieds

Main - Kevin Smith, Rick Smith, Jeff Blanton, Ben Gunderson, Lawrence O’Connor, Mel Decker, Mike Steltz, Craig Moore, Cliff Ballenger, Dan Butenschoen, Dany Boudreau, Branden Nutter, Adam Holtrop

Lap Leaders - Moore 1-12 K Smith 13-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints

Fast Time - Malachi Gemmer 12.397

Main - Kelsey Carpenter, Trevor Cook, Jayme Barnes, Steve Parker, Ashleigh Johnson, Bailey Sucich, Malachi Gemmer, John Tharp, Bill Rude, JJ Hickle, Victoria McCabe, Eric Turner

Lap Leaders - Cook 1-15 Carpenter 16-26

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

JENNERSTOWN, Pa. – Bobby Santos kept his dreams of sweeping the David D. Mateer Tribute Race alive by leading the way in Hamilton Trucking Time Trials on Saturday afternoon at Jennerstown Speedway.

Santos, the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, earned his second fast time of the season with the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series by posting a time of 15.550 seconds (120.849 mph) in the No. 22a Mayhew Tools sprinter for veteran car owner Dick Fieler.

He earned $500 for his leading qualifying time, a bonus put up by American Racer Tires in honor of their late past president Mateer.

Saturday’s effort marked the sixth time in Santos’ Must See Racing career that he has topped qualifying, tying him for fifth all-time with Jason Blonde. He was less than a quarter of a second off the all-time sprint car track record of 15.320 seconds (122.663 mph) set by Jeff Bloom in 2005.

“We had a good car all the way through practice. I just spent most of the day trying to get comfortable around this place, seeing as how it’s my first time here,” said Santos. “This is a neat race track … really fast, and I’m really excited to race here tonight after hearing so much about it.

“It’s a nice, smooth race track. I’m honestly still learning it as we go, but I’m having a lot of fun,” Santos added. “We won at another half-mile (Madison Int’l Speedway) earlier this summer, so hopefully that bodes well for us later on tonight.

Second-fastest in qualifying was Berlin (Mich.) Raceway winner Charlie Schultz, who toured the flat, .522-mile oval in 15.611 seconds (120.377 mph) with the No. 9s Perfection Fabricators entry for John Reiser.

Schultz was followed by newly-crowned four-time series champion Jimmy McCune (15.634/120.200). The top three drivers were the only ones to break the 120 mph threshold in qualifying.

Jerry Caryer and Tom Jewell completed the Fast Five.

Sixth through 10th were Adam Biltz, Jeff Bloom, Johnny Petrozelle III, Rick Holley and Todd McQuillen.

Heat races for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series are slated to begin at approximately 7 p.m. The David D. Mateer Memorial Race will take the green flag shortly after 9 p.m.

QUALIFYING RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Jennerstown Speedway; Sept. 15, 2018

1. #22a – Bobby Santos III, 15.550

2. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 15.611

3. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 15.634

4. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 15.923

5. #7 – Tom Jewell, 16.185

6. #8a – Adam Biltz, 16.442

7. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 16.521

8. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle III, 16.614

9. #85 – Rick Holley, 17.947

10. #32 – Todd McQuillen, 18.524

11. #51s – Joshua Sexton, 18.592

12. #15 – Tim Henthorne, 19.423

13. #90 – Joe Speakman, 19.745

14. #99 – James Rader, 19.905

15. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker, 20.686

16. #8 – Anthony McCune, NT

 

 

KEVIN HIRTHLER WINS NON-STOP FREEDOM-38 SPORTSMAN RACE AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

AUSTIN BISHOP TOPS MASS 305 SPRINT CAR FEATURE FIELD

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 15, 2018 . . . NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modified regular Kevin Hirthler, who started from fourth-place by luck of the draw for the 26-car starting field aboard his self-owned No. 117 Crate powered Sportsman entry, took the lead on Lap 7 from Ken Eckert Jr. and raced off with a dominating performance to capture the checkered flag in the fifth annual Freedom 38’er Friday night at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA.

The Boyertown, PA based driver lapped up to the eleventh-place finisher and won the non-stop 38-lapper by a full straightaway in a time of 10:11.28, taking home $1,500 for his efforts.

Hirthler became the fifth different winner in the 5-years, now, that the event has been raced.

For Hirthler, it was his second career Sportsman feature win at the track this season, his first since April 14, 2018, at the popular high-banked third-mile dirt track promoted by the Rogers family.

“With the rainout last Saturday night,” explained the 38-year-old second-generation car owner and driver, “the 358 Modified car is pretty much ready to go, so, that gave us some extra time to do a little extra work this past week on the Sportsman car and we got things done, scaled loaded up and just got things done in time to get he by maybe 4 o’clock.

“We just got the Crate engine in it back today. It is legit. It’s a GM Crate engine in it. It is my brothers back up engine and we had nothing but troubles with it the past two-years. After nothing but struggling with the engine it’s hitting on all eight cylinders tonight. We finally got things straightened out. It’s legit. Not a cheater. The engine has all the seals on it and when the track slicks up like it did tonight, it’s easy to drive and it has all kinds of power. Anybody is welcome to check the engine out after the races tonight if they have questions about it,” announced Hirthler.

The top 12 qualifiers out of the heat races redrew for starting positions, with Brian Mady from Milford, PA starting on the pole. Mady grabbed the lead for the first two tours, with Eckert Jr., who started outside the front row, whistling by to become the new race leader on Lap 3.

On Lap 7, Hirthler ducked in underneath Eckert Jr. exiting Turn 2 and motored out in front down the backstretch, as Eckert Jr., Mady, Dean Bachman and Craig Whitmoyer trailed.

With 14 complete, Whitmoyer advanced to fourth-place and the 43-year-old veteran took third-place a circuit later.

With 18 in the record books, Whitmoyer climbed into the runner-up role, however, Hirthler was pulling away as the laps quickly clicked off.

With 28-laps recorded, Hirthler was now a full straightaway out in front of Whitmoyer, who was running second in front of Eckert Jr. and Mady.

“I have no idea where second-place was because I never saw anybody,” offered Hirthler in victory lane. “You had to pick your way through the field and all the lapped cars because they were out there racing for position too. You had to maneuver up high or go low and if you could hit the inside slime just right going through the corners, your car would slide up a little, giving you room to get under some cars. I came up off the corners a few times and it wasn’t easy picking a way through the lapped traffic.”

Hirthler went basically unchallenged after he got out in front, easily winning the event over Whitmoyer of Hamburg, PA, Eckert Jr. of Orwigsburg, PA, Mady and Dylan Swinehart of Fleetwood, PA.

A total of four heat races for 45 Sportsman cars were won by Andrew Kries, John McGovern, Hirthler and Swinehart, with a pair of consolation races going out to Cale Ross and Brad Grim.

“We had real good draws in, both, the heat and the feature tonight and that certainly was a help in where we ended things,” revealed Hirthler.

With 23 MASS 305 Sprint Cars on hand, everyone qualified, with Austin Bishop, Tim Tanner Jr. and Rick Stief winning the heat races. There was no consolation needed.

In the 25-lap main event, it was Andy Best blasting from the pole position into the lead with the green waving, with Eddie Wagner and Bishop, who started from third, in tow.

Lap 6 and again on Lap 7, Chad Connor spun to bring out the caution flag.

When racing resumed it was still Best showing the way, with Bishop now second in front of Brendon Poff out of Richboro, PA for Lap 8.

A caution for Bryant Davis stopping in Turn 3 bunched up the field again after 9-laps. A circuit later, Davis went high through Turn 4, caught the outside boiler plate exiting Turn 4 and flipped wildly near the starters stand to bring out a red flag on Lap 10. Davis walked away uninjured.

Again it was Best on top, on the restart, for Lap 11, but a lap later it was Bishop rocketing underneath Best exiting Turn 2 to become the new race leader racing down the back part of the speedway.

Lap 16 saw the leaders get caught up with lapped traffic, knocking out the second and fourth-place cars as a result, as the caution reappeared.

With the new green it was Bishop over Poff, Wagner and Tom Carberry.

By Lap 19, Bishop was nearly a full straightaway out in front, as he easily went on to score his second win on the tour, this season, and his first career victory at Grandview Speedway. Bishop was celebrating his 20th birthday, a great birthday present.

“If I win, usually, it is on other driver’s birthdays and never on my own,” offered the race winner. “It is a nice little way to reward myself. Normally I don’t have the best of luck, but tonight the track was really racy all night long. It got a little rubbered down and I saw Andy started to wash up through the corner and I ducked in there underneath and got him to get the lead.”

Runner-up was Poff, with Carberry, Wagner and Jason Dunn following.

Tim Tanner Jr. was crowned as the MASS 305 Sprint Car 2018 champion, with CJ Faison winning Rookie of The Year honors for 2018.

Some 32 358 Modified racers showed up to run several practice sessions in order to prepare for the upcoming Freedom 76 event the following night, paying $25,000 to the winner.

Kevin Hirthler and many other top Modified talents will be back in racing action tonight at 7 p.m. with the running of the 48th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic paying $25,000 to win. There are qualifying heat races, Cash Dash paying $1,000 to win, Schaffer Racing Minuteman 20 and THEN the Freedom 76.

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series MASS 305 Sprint Cars (25-laps) – 1) Austin Bishop, 2) Brendon Poff, 3) Tom Carberry, 4) Eddie Wagner, 5) Jason Dunn, 6) Tim Tanner Jr., 7) CJ Faison, 8) Ryan Stillwagon, 9) Dave Brown, 10) Tyler Reinhardt, 11) Rick Stief, 12) Zack Burd, 13) Jonathan Haegele, 14) Keith Anderson, 15) Christopher Moll, 16) Tom Tanner, 17) Andy Best, 18) Larry McVay, 19) Mike Haggenbottom, 20) Jeff Geiges, 21) Bryant Davis, 22) Chad Connor, 23) Daniel Leaper

Sportsman (38-laps) – 1) Kevin Hirthler, 2) Craig Whitmoyer, 3) Ken Eckert Jr., 4) Brian Mady, 5) Dylan Swinehart, 6) Ryan Beltz, 7) Dean Bachman, 8) John McGovern, 9) Andrew Kries, 10) Billy Osmun III, 11) Mark Kemmerer, 12) Brad Grim, 13) Mike Kellner, 14) Nate Klinger, 15) Jim Housworth, 16) Brian Hirthler, 17) Louden Reimert, 18) Mike Lisowski, 19) Cale Ross, 20) Brad Arnold, 21) Lex Shive, 22) Mike Mammana, 23) Ryan Higgs, 24) Ryan Lilick, 25) Jesse Landis, 26) Brad Brightbill

Racing action is set for tonight, Saturday, at 7 p.m. with the running of the 48th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic paying $25,000 to win. There are qualifying heat races, Cash Dash paying $1,000 to win, Schaffer Racing Minuteman 20 and THEN the Freedom 76.

 

 

Mintz wraps up third All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
 

FREMONT, Ohio - Gibsonburg, Ohio's Craig Mintz wrapped up his third All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics championship by simply taking the green flag at Fremont Speedway Friday, Sept. 14.

Mintz, who the week prior took his third Fremont Speedway track title, tangled with another car early while battling for fourth but still came back from the tail to finish 12th in the A-main and earn the $10,000 FAST championship.

"I just drive the race car, these guys behind me make it happen. The RPM Chassis, Elite Wings, Kistler Engines...you put those three together and it's a pretty good deal," said Mintz beside his Eagle Ignition Leads, Real Geese Decoys, Design Graphics Group, KS Sales & Service, Anjulina's Banquet and Catering, Linder's Speed Equipment backed machine.

But, it was "The Wild Child" Jac Haudenschild of Wooster, Ohio, who took the 30-lap $3,000 feature win, his fourth career win at Fremont Speedway.

A crowd favorite, Haudenschild, a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, had to hold off last year's opening night Jim Ford Classic winner Tim Shaffer who had charged from 16th starting spot. An fuel stop with four laps to go put Shaffer right on Haudenschild's rear bumper but the 60-year-old veteran hit his marks perfectly to take home the win at "The Track That Action Built" on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night.

"I can't remember when the last time I won at Fremont. We won an All Star show this year and now this and it helps a ton. I saw the 49 started about last and was second so I knew he was on it. When things are working good like this it's still fun. I have to thank all my sponsors; if it wasn't for them we couldn't do this deal," Haudenschild said beside his Southern Pacific Farms, Whistle Stop Bar and Grill, Finzer Farms, Ron Jacobs Trucking, Triple X Race Company, Performance Foot and Ankle backed #3.

Haudenschild and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature but before a lap could be completed Chance Morton, making his winged sprint car debut, spun. On the second attempt at a start Brubaker grabbed the lead over Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs, Mintz, Buddy Kofoid, Travis Philo and Dan McCarron.

With three laps scored Nate Dussel spun with the restart order Brubaker, Haudenschild, Jacobs, Mintz, Kofoid, Philo. Disaster struck on lap six for Brubaker who stopped on the speedway, handing the lead to Haudenschild. With seven laps scored DJ Foos took a wild flip in turn three and was uninjured while Mintz and Philo tangled battling for fourth with Mintz coming to a stop. On the restart Haudenschild pulled away from Jacobs, Kofoid, Philo and Cap Henry.

By lap 10 the car on the move was Shaffer who had moved from 16th to sixth. Haudenschild encountered heavy lapped traffic by the 13th circuit allowing Jacobs to close with Kofoid, Shaffer and Henry in tow. Shaffer took third at the half way point and with eight laps to go leader Haudenschild was struggling with lapped traffic allowing Jacobs to close once again.

Morton spun with seven laps to go, giving Haudenschild a clear track. On the restart Shaffer took second from Jacobs and closed quickly on Haudenschild. Once Haudenschild got his rhythm he pulled away from Shaffer with Jacobs, Kofoid, Henry and Philo giving chase.

With just four laps to go Dussel brought out the caution, necessitating a fuel stop. When the race resumed Haudenschild had to deal with Shaffer with Jacobs, Kofoid, Philo, Cole Duncan and McCarron staying close. Haudenschild had one brief scare as he got over the cushion in turn two with two laps to go, but gathered it back in and drove to the win over Shaffer, Jacobs, Kofoid and Henry rounding out the top five.

About the FAST Championship Series:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 Winners

April 21, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz

May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Byron Reed

May 5, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (2)

May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Stuart Brubaker

May 25, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (3)

June 1, Attica Raceway Park – Cap Henry

June 2, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (4)

June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Broc Martin

June 30, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews

July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – Cale Conley

July 7, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews (2)

July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Travis Philo

Aug. 4, Fremont Speedway - Cap Henry (2)

Aug. 11, Mansfield Motor Speedway - Cap Henry (3)

Aug. 18, Sharon Speedway, Cap Henry (4)

Sept. 14, Fremont Speedway, Jac Haudenschild
Fremont Speedway
All Pro Cylinder Heads
Jim Ford Classic Night
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
[*] designates starting position

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.39-Chance Morton, 12.204; 2.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.204; 3.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.215; 4.3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.218; 5.22-Cole Duncan, 12.233; 6.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.246; 7.5-Byron Reed, 12.268; 8.49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.282; 9.09-Craig Mintz, 12.284; 10.23-DJ Foos, 12.293; 11.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.372; 12.5T-Travis Philo, 12.451; 13.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.472; 14.7V-Shawn Valenti, 12.486; 15.71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.490; 16.4H-Cap Henry, 12.545; 17.7J-Joe Swanson, 12.557; 18.97-Broc Martin, 12.566; 19.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.589; 20.1-Nate Dussel, 12.613; 21.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.631; 22.7-Zane Devault, 12.632; 23.16-Chris Andrews, 12.637; 24.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 12.669; 25.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.709; 26.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 12.714; 27.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.791; 28.2+-Brian Smith, 12.792; 29.45-Trevor Baker, 12.813; 30.13-Brandon Matus, 12.819; 31.83X-Nate Reeser, 12.889; 32.08-Dan Kuriger, 13.174; 33.41-Thomas Schinderle, 13.435; 34.33-Brent Matus, 14.317;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle[9] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 7V-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 3. 39-Chance Morton[4] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[8] ; 6. 97-Broc Martin[5] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 9. 7-Zane Devault[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[2] ; 2. 71-Ayrton Olsen[1] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 6. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[6] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 8. 08-Dan Kuriger[8]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson[9] ; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser[8] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[5]

B-Main 2 (12 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[1] ; 3. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 4. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[4] ; 5. 08-Dan Kuriger[8] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 7. 7-Zane Devault[9] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[7]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer[16] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[7] ; 5. 4H-Cap Henry[12] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[13] ; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron[9] ; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen[11] ; 10. 16-Chris Andrews[15] ; 11. 5-Byron Reed[19] ; 12. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 13. 13-Brandon Matus[20] ; 14. 1-Nate Dussel[18] ; 15. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14] ; 16. 7V-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 17. 39-Chance Morton[3] ; 18. 23-DJ Foos[6] ; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[17]
FAST Hard Charger: 5R-Byron Reed +8

 

 

Seavey Victorious in Barlow Memorial at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, IL - Taking his fifth POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory of the 2018, and his first-career Herb Barlow Memorial win, Logan Seavey took the checkers first at Jacksonville Speedway over Tanner Carrick and Zeb Wise.

Starting outside the front row to Tanner Carrick, at the drop of the green flag Seavey fell in line as Carrick set a blistering pace. Quickly reaching lapped traffic, Carrick gradually worked through the traffic in an effort to maintain the lead, allowing Seavey to close. Nearing the halfway mark, Carrick's machine appeared to lose speed as the 71K Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet by Spike caught some of the rougher parts of the high-banked quarter mile. With 18 laps down Carrick's left rear cut down, bringing out the caution and allowing Logan Seavey to assume the lead.

After entering the work area and getting a fresh left rear, Carrick returned to racing at the tail of the field. Seavey took off at the drop of the green flag and distanced himself from Zeb Wise, Jake Neuman, and Zach Daum. On lap 20, Brayton Lynch running in the top ten took a tumble down the back stretch, bringing the racing to a stop.

Returning to racing, Seavey led the field to green followed by Wise and Klaasmeyer. Daum took to the work area during the red to replace a tire and tagged the back of the field. With laps winding down, Tanner Carrick was knocking on the door of the top five. Closing in to the checkered, Carrick picked off cars until he was in second and closing on Seavey. But it was not enough time for Carrick to make a move to regain the lead.

Zeb Wise took third with Tucker Klaasmeyer in fourth. Holley Hollan took fifth, her first career top five with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Zach Daum took sixth with Jake Neuman in seventh. Aaron Schuck finished eighth with Karter Sarff and Sam Johnson rounding out the top ten.

"It was a really good run," commented Logan Seavey. "Obviously, I've got the best car here. I just had to take care of it with the way the racetrack was. You saw Tanner getting himself in trouble, just blowing the left rear off. You've got to get through the holes really precise and if you don't, well you saw what happened to Tanner. It was just one of those deals where you have to take care of your racecar more than anything. You've just got to take care of your car and not bounce through the holes and he just bounced through the holes a little much and that's what got him into trouble."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71K - TANNER CARRICK, Heat 2: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY, Heat 3: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 3. 39BC - ZEB WISE 4. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 5. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 6. 5D - ZACH DAUM 7. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 8. 53 - AARON SCHUCK 9. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 10. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 11. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 12. 57 - MARIA COFER 13. 91 - DANIEL ROBINSON 14. 16C - DAVE CAMFIELD, JR. 15. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 16. 86C - DEVIN CAMFIELD 17. 40 - ANDY HUSTON 18. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 19. 3W - BRANDON WAELTI 20. 83B - JEFF BEASLEY 21. 10C - DALTON CAMFIELD 22. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 23. 97A - AUSTIN O'DELL 24. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 25. 23 - PATRICK RYAN

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Jac Haudenschild wins Jim Ford Classic opener at Fremont Speedway; Craig Mintz wraps up 2018 FAST 410 title

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 Contact: Brian Liskai liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - It's been a very long time since "The Wild Child" Jac Haudenschild visited victory lane at Fremont Speedway. The 60-year-old hall-of-famer did just that Friday, Sept. 14 to open the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night.

A crowd favorite, Haudenschild, from Wooster, Ohio, had to hold off last year's opening night Jim Ford Classic winner Tim Shaffer who had charged from 16th starting spot. An fuel stop with four laps to go put Shaffer right on Haudenschild's rear bumper but the veteran hit his marks perfectly to take home the $3,000 payday and his fourth career win at "The Track That Action Built."

"I can't remember when the last time I won at Fremont. We won an All Star show this year and now this and it helps a ton. I saw the 49 started about last and was second so I knew he was on it. When things are working good like this it's still fun. I have to thank all my sponsors; if it wasn't for them we couldn't do this deal," Haudenschild said beside his Southern Pacific Farms, Whistle Stop Bar and Grill, Finzer Farms, Ron Jacobs Trucking, Triple X Race Company, Performance Foot and Ankle backed #3.

By taking the green flag Gibsonburg, Ohio's Craig Mintz earned his third championship and the $10,000 payday for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics. Mintz also earned his third career Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Fremont Speedway track championship.

"I just drive the race car, these guys behind me make it happen. The RPM Chassis, Elite Wings, Kistler Engines...you put those three together and it's a pretty good deal," said Mintz of his titles.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 sprint A-main came down to the last corner of the last lap and Fremont's Paul Weaver used a lapped car as a pick to take the $1,000 win from race long leader Kyle Peters. It was Weaver's second win of the year at Fremont Speedway and his eighth overall victory of 2018. Weaver now sits seventh on the track's all-time win list with 47 career feature wins.

"He (Peters) did the right move. I was going to haul it in there...I wasn't going to wreck him. When he decided to go to the bottom I thought hopefully he comes to a stop and I kept my momentum and it worked," said Weaver adding his 10-year-old race shows came apart and the heal kept getting hung up on the brake pedal.

"I have to thank Daryl Schiets, and Bob Hampshire and Dave Rice...if it wasn't for them I wouldn't be here," added Weaver beside his Hampshire Racing Engines, M&L Excavating, Weaver Performance Center, Schiets Motorsports, Seagate Sandblasting, Miller Rigging backed machine.

Fremont, Ohio's John Ivy was also honored for his third career 305 sprint Fremont Speedway track champion. It is Ivy's seventh overall track title as he has three 410 sprint championships and a dirt truck title as well.

Woodville, Ohio's Troy Hahn made is debut in the McCullough Industries Limited Late Models a night to remember at Fremont Speedway as he scored his first career victory.

"This one is for my uncle Bill (Hahn, a former track champion). He got us all into this a long time ago. He's in the hall of fame here. There's a lot of parts and pieces on this car from his old car and I put one of Kenny Hahn's cars back together. This means a lot to the Hahn family. We specifically built this car for this track. I have to thank Rich Farmer for everything he has done for the late models and I now he's planning on retiring but I hope they continue this deal...there's more guys interested in the division," said Hahn beside his L&K Truck and Auto, High Side Design, Wojo's Heating & Air Conditioning, Fremont Chiropractic, Key Realty backed #20.

Fremont, Ohio's Dustin Keegan was recognized for winning the late model track championship to go with his 2017 dirt truck title at Fremont Speedway.

Haudenschild and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature but before a lap could be completed Chance Morton, making his winged sprint car debut, spun. On the second attempt at a start Brubaker grabbed the lead over Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs, Mintz, Buddy Kofoid, Travis Philo and Dan McCarron.

With three laps scored Nate Dussel spun with the restart order Brubaker, Haudenschild, Jacobs, Mintz, Kofoid, Philo. Disaster struck on lap six for Brubaker who stopped on the speedway, handing the lead to Haudenschild. With seven laps scored DJ Foos took a wild flip in turn three and was uninjured while Mintz and Philo tangled battling for fourth with Mintz coming to a stop. On the restart Haudenschild pulled away from Jacobs, Kofoid, Philo and Cap Henry.

By lap 10 the car on the move was Shaffer who had moved from 16th to sixth. Haudenschild encountered heavy lapped traffic by the 13th circuit allowing Jacobs to close with Kofoid, Shaffer and Henry in tow. Shaffer took third at the half way point and with eight laps to go leader Haudenschild was struggling with lapped traffic allowing Jacobs to close once again.

Morton spun with seven laps to go, giving Haudenschild a clear track. On the restart Shaffer took second from Jacobs and closed quickly on Haudenschild. Once Haudenschild got his rhythm he pulled away from Shaffer with Jacobs, Kofoid, Henry and Philo giving chase.

With just four laps to go Dussel brought out the caution, necessitating a fuel stop. When the race resumed Haudenschild had to deal with Shaffer with Jacobs, Kofoid, Philo, Cole Duncan and McCarron staying close. Haudenschild had one brief scare as he got over the cushion in turn two with two laps to go, but gathered it back in and drove to the win over Shaffer, Jacobs, Kofoid and Henry rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, Tyler Street and Peters paced the field with Peters grabbing the lead over Street, Weaver, Jamie Miller, John Ivy and Alvin Roepke. Peters and Street battled had for the lead until Chase Dunham had a front end break and hit the front stretch wall. On the restart Peters and Street resumed their battle with Weaver, Miller and Ivy staying close.

Mike Keegan coasted to a stop with six laps scored and when the green flew it was a five car battle for the lead involving Peters, Street, Weaver, Miller and Ivy. Joe Armbruster spun with nine laps scored and on the restart Justin Adams got side ways. A lap later and Jordan Ryan took a tumble in turn one and was uninjured. When the green flew Peters and Street continued to fight for the lead while Weaver and Miller ran nose to tail for third and fourth.

Peters and Street raced side by side from lap 12 to lap 17 when Weaver joined in the battle. Those three put on quite the performance as they entered lapped traffic with three laps to go. Weaver took second on lap 23 and closed on Peters who was trying to navigate through the traffic. After taking the white flag Peters drove into turn three and tried to block Weaver on the bottom but lapped cars slowed his momentum and Weaver blasted to the outside and took the lead exiting turn four and drove to the win over Peters, Ivy, Street and Miller.

Miller and Dana Fry brought the field to green for the 15 lap late model A-main with Miller gaining the advantage with fifth starter Hahn quickly moving into second just before the caution flew for Josh Kiser and Jerry Creeger tangle. On the restart Hahn grabbed the lead over Miller, John Mayes and Steve Sabo.

The car on the move was Chester Fitch who moved into third on lap four but promptly spun. Another caution for Collin Shipley on lap seven allowed Hahn to stay in front of Mayes, Miller, Bill Clapp Jr. and Sabo.

Hahn steadily pulled away and took the win over Sabo, Mayes, Miller and Shipley.

Fremont Speedway will wrap up the 2018 season Saturday, Sept. 15 with the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic paying the 410 feature winner $10,000. The 305 sprints and Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will also be in action.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

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410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.39-Chance Morton, 12.204; 2.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.204; 3.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.215; 4.3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.218; 5.22-Cole Duncan, 12.233; 6.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.246; 7.5-Byron Reed, 12.268; 8.49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.282; 9.09-Craig Mintz, 12.284; 10.23-DJ Foos, 12.293; 11.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.372; 12.5T-Travis Philo, 12.451; 13.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.472; 14.7V-Shawn Valenti, 12.486; 15.71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.490; 16.4H-Cap Henry, 12.545; 17.7J-Joe Swanson, 12.557; 18.97-Broc Martin, 12.566; 19.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.589; 20.1-Nate Dussel, 12.613; 21.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.631; 22.7-Zane Devault, 12.632; 23.16-Chris Andrews, 12.637; 24.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 12.669; 25.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.709; 26.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 12.714; 27.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.791; 28.2+-Brian Smith, 12.792; 29.45-Trevor Baker, 12.813; 30.13-Brandon Matus, 12.819; 31.83X-Nate Reeser, 12.889; 32.08-Dan Kuriger, 13.174; 33.41-Thomas Schinderle, 13.435; 34.33-Brent Matus, 14.317;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle[9] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 7V-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 3. 39-Chance Morton[4] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[8] ; 6. 97-Broc Martin[5] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 9. 7-Zane Devault[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[2] ; 2. 71-Ayrton Olsen[1] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 6. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[6] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 8. 08-Dan Kuriger[8]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson[9] ; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser[8] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[5]

B-Main 2 (12 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[1] ; 3. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 4. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[4] ; 5. 08-Dan Kuriger[8] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 7. 7-Zane Devault[9] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[7]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer[16] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[7] ; 5. 4H-Cap Henry[12] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[13] ; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron[9] ; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen[11] ; 10. 16-Chris Andrews[15] ; 11. 5-Byron Reed[19] ; 12. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 13. 13-Brandon Matus[20] ; 14. 1-Nate Dussel[18] ; 15. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14] ; 16. 7V-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 17. 39-Chance Morton[3] ; 18. 23-DJ Foos[6] ; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[17] Hard Charger: 49X-Tim Shaffer +14

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.185; 2.26-Jamie Miller, 13.239; 3.97-Kyle Peters, 13.277; 4.4*-Tyler Street, 13.298; 5.8-Bobby Clark, 13.423; 6.1BB-Jordan Ryan, 13.434; 7.66D-Chase Dunham, 13.448; 8.19R-Steve Rando, 13.450; 9.77I-John Ivy, 13.482; 10.25-Jason Keckler, 13.502; 11.73-Joe Armbruster, 13.657; 12.5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 13.665; 13.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.714; 14.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.745; 15.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.751; 16.14*-Ricky Peterson, 13.776; 17.47-Matt Lucius, 13.812; 18.9R-Dustin Rall, 13.819; 19.75-Jerry Dahms, 13.820; 20.36-Seth Schneider, 13.895; 21.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.983; 22.X-Mike Keegan, 14.031; 23.09-Justin Adams, 14.256; 24.70-Rick Donovan, 14.342; 25.48-Mike Burkin, 14.400; 26.5M-Mike Moore, 14.430; 27.61-Chuck May, 14.535; 28.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.564; 29.29-Kyle Farmer, 14.639; 30.28-Tad Peck, 14.659; 31.X15-Kasey Ziebole, 15.221; 32.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 16.192;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[1] ; 2. 73-Joe Armbruster[2] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 4. 1BB-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 7. 29-Kyle Farmer[8] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 09-Justin Adams[1] ; 4. 66D-Chase Dunham[3] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[6] ; 6. 70-Rick Donovan[5] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[7] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 4. 14*-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 8. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[6] ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin[7] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 8. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 4. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 7. 29-Kyle Farmer[5] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[7]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 2. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 3. 48-Mike Burkin[4] ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[1] ; 5. 70-Rick Donovan[3] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[5] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 5. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[19] ; 9. 8-Bobby Clark[11] ; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[10] ; 11. 12-Kyle Capodice[17] ; 12. 14*-Ricky Peterson[15] ; 13. 47-Matt Lucius[16] ; 14. 9R-Dustin Rall[20] ; 15. 09-Justin Adams[12] ; 16. X-Mike Keegan[18] ; 17. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 18. 1BB-Jordan Ryan[13] ; 19. 73-Joe Armbruster[9] ; 20. 66D-Chase Dunham[14] Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +11

Limited Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 101-Chester Fitch[2] ; 2. 4C-Bill Clapp JR[1] ; 3. 20-Troy Hahn[5] ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 5. 44-Collin Shippley[6] ; 6. X16-Cody Truman[4] ; 7. 22J-Josh Kiser[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 69-John Mayes[3] ; 2. 75-Dana Frey[1] ; 3. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 4. 17x-Dave Hoppes[6] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 6. 27K-Jerry Creeger[2]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps) 1. 20-Troy Hahn[5] ; 2. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 3. 69-John Mayes[3] ; 4. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 5. 44-Collin Shippley[8] ; 6. 17x-Dave Hoppes[13] ; 7. 75-Dana Frey[2] ; 8. X16-Cody Truman[10] ; 9. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 10. 4C-Bill Clapp JR[6] ; 11. 1H-Zeth Sabo[9] ; 12. 27K-Jerry Creeger[11] ; 13. 22J-Josh Kiser[12]

 

 

MARK SMITH, SAM HAFERTEPE JR., CHUCK HEBING, TREVOR DEBOER AND KYLE WERT WIN AT BURGER BARN NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS
By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 14, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway kicked off it’s biggest weekend of the season with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals as part of the 14th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend presented by Nitro 54 Variety. A total of 133 drivers were signed into the pit area, including 65 360 Sprint Cars.

The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars headlined the night with twin 15-lap Features as drivers battled for one of two guaranteed starting spots in Saturday’s 35-lap and $10,000 USD-to-win, $1,000 USD-to-start main event. When the dust settled, it was Mark Smith who won the first Feature and Sam Hafertepe Jr. who claimed victory in the second Feature. Those two drivers will start no worse than row five in Saturday’s A-Feature. Chuck Hebing started the night with a win in the rescheduled Patriot Sprint Tour Feature from July 20.

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks battled in their final 20-lap Feature of the event where Trevor DeBoer scored the win. Dave Bailey was officially crowned the division’s champion for the fourth consecutive season.

The HRW Automotive Mini Stock championship title came right down to the final Feature of the season. Kyle Wert scored the 15-lap Feature win while it was Matt Nuell who, unofficially, claimed the championship.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars Twin 15-Lap Features

Mark Smith and Jordan Thomas started on the front row of the first 15-lap A-Feature. Smith and Thomas swapped the lead on the opening lap with Smith in the top spot at the line. The two drivers raced side-by-side for the lead on lap four and a straightaway ahead of a three-car battle for third between Jared Zimbardi, Davie Franek and Dustin Daggett.

On lap five, the caution came out for the only time in the race when Chad Miller spun in turn one. Smith led again on the restart with Thomas in tow as they broke away from the rest of the field again. In the final five laps, Smith distanced himself by more than five car lengths and drove away to the win. Over the final three laps Parker Price-Miller drove past Daggett to take third. Zimbardi rounded out the top-five.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Jordan Poirier lined-up alongside each other in the first row of the second 15-lap A-Feature. Before the first lap could be completed, Scott Goodrich spun in turn two. The ensuing restart saw Hafertepe lead on the bottom while Chuck Hebing and Poirier raced for second. In the following laps, Jonathan Preston and Dylan Westbrook both got past Jordan Poirier for third and fourth, respectively.

With five to go, Hafertepe had opened a two-second lead over Hebing, who was being tracked down by Westbrook. On the final lap, Westbrook got past Hebing in turn two and then held him off at the line while Hafertepe claimed the win. Preston and Jordan Poirier rounded out the top-five.

With their 15-lap Feature wins, Smith and Hafertepe will start no worse than the fifth row for tomorrow’s 35-lap and $10,000 USD-to-win A-Feature.

Earlier in the night, it was Hafertepe, Thomas, Shawn Sliter, Hebing, Davie Franek and Westbrook claiming heat race wins.

Patriot Sprint Tour vs. Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Matt Billings and Alex Hill lined-up on the front row of the Patriot Sprint Tour versus Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car feature that was postponed from July 20 due to rain. The 26-car starting lineup had already been set back on July 20 before rain postponed Feature action. Hill jumped out to an early advantage while fourth-starting Chuck Hebing quickly raced into second as Billings slipped to third.

Hill ran strong with the advantage she had gained early until a red flag with four laps complete when Billings flipped alone in turn four. Hebing took full advantage of the ensuing restart and drove to the lead in the outside lane while Mark Smith pushed forward to third.

By lap 10, the leaders worked into lapped traffic and Hill mounted a challenge to retake the lead from Hebing as they approached the halfway mark, but Hebing held off the charge. Over the final 12 laps, Hebing was perfect as he negotiated the slower cars and held off Hill and Smith to claim the $3,333 win. Dylan Westbrook earned the hard charger award driving from 24th to a fourth-place finish while Cory Turner rounded out the top-five.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Kacey Huffman and Mark Bazuin paced the field to the green flag in the final 20-lap Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature of the season. Bazuin jumped out to an early advantage with Jim Lampman racing into second. On lap seven, Bazuin jumped over the cushion in turn one, allowing both Lampman and Trevor DeBoer to pull alongside him for the race lead, but before the lap could be complete, Jay Liverance and Jason Lungaro came together in turn to bring out the first yellow.

The ensuing restart saw DeBoer gain the lead on lap eight and pull away to a 10-car length lead before Bazuin got into the outside wall in turn two at the halfway mark to bring out the second yellow. The following green flag saw Mike Ferguson race into second and hold the spot until the final caution of the race on lap 14 when Kyle Andress was turned around in turn two.

The final restart proved no issue for DeBoer who pulled away to his second career win. Rob Hoskins drove past Ferguson to get the runner-up spot in the closing laps. Blake Bomberry Jr. and Ryan Beagle rounded out the top-five. Jim Lampman, Logan Shwedyk and Dave Bailey took heat race victories earlier in the night.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Andy Ryckman and Gillian Hils brought the HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature to the green flag for the championship-deciding 15-lap main event. Hils jumped out to an early advantage and opened a half-straightaway lead by lap three before the first caution of the race when Jason Tolton came to a stop at the top of turn one. On the restart, Kyle Wert challenged Hils for the lead and took the point on lap four before the caution flag waved again for Patrick Abrahamsson, who had spun on the backstretch. The ensuing restart saw a red flag when Sean Iftody rolled upside down after contact with the outside wall on the backstretch.

The final restart with five laps complete saw Hils and Wert battle for the lead with Wert holding onto the top spot. In the battle for the championship, Hils was trying to outrun Matt Nuell. While Wert drove away over the final five laps to a full straightaway lead, Hils held onto the second spot ahead of third-place finisher Jonathan Ayrton. Mike Sarantakos and Fabio Olivieri rounded out the top-five. Nuell held onto a sixth-place finish to unofficially earn the championship by a single point over Hils.

Hils, Rob Twitchett, Kevin Thorne and Mike Evers took heat race victories to begin the night while Jason Tolton and Tim DeBoer won the B-Mains.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action for its final night of the season with the 14th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety. More than 65 of the best 360 Sprint Car racers from across North America are set to battle for the $10,000 USD winner’s prize. The event also features the $1,000-to-win Nitro 54 Variety Crate Showdown for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:25pm, time trials are at 6:55pm and race time is 7:30pm.

Reserved adult grandstand admission is $40 for the Arrow Express 14th Canadian Sprint Car Nationals and $15 for children 12 and under. Reserved tickets can be purchased online in advance at www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
September 14, 2018
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals
Total Entries – 133

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (65 Entries)

A-Feature 1 (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 55 Mark Smith (1); 2. 79 Jordan Thomas (2); 3. 67x Parker Price-Miller (8); 4. 85 Dustin Daggett (5); 5. 35 Jared Zimbardi (6); 6. 28fm Steve Poirier (15); 7. 28f Davie Franek (4); 8. 56v Billy VanInwegen (10); 9. 98 Joe Trenca (9); 10. 91 Ryan Turner (7); 11. 10h Kelly Hebing (13); 12. 22 Shawn Sliter (3); 13. 28 Phil Gressman (12); 14. 88c Chad Miller (14); 15. DNF 17x Mack DeMan (11)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mark Smith 1-15
Hard Charger – Steve Poirier +9 (15th to 6th)

A-Feature 2 (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6); 3. 45 Chuck Hebing (3); 4. 22p Jonathan Preston (5); 5. 28 Jordan Poirier (2); 6. 17 Jared Horstman (10); 7. 97 Cory Turner (12); 8. 80 Chris Steele (7); 9. 77x Alex Hill (9); 10. 56n Dain Naida (4); 11. 23 Devon Dobie (13); 12. 30 Scott Goodrich (8); 13. 87x Shone Evans (11); 14. DNF 2 Dave Axton (14); 15. DNF 5d Jacob Dykstra (15)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Sam Hafertepe Jr. 1-15
Hard Charger – Cory Turner +5 (12th to 7th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer to A-Feature – No Time)
Finish. # Name – Hometown – (Starting Position)
1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Rockwall, TX, USA – (4); 2. 67x Parker Price-Miller* – Kokomo, IN, USA – (3); 3. 87x Shone Evans (R) – Scotland, ON – (1); 4. 56n Dain Naida – Adrian, MI, USA – (10); 5. 88c Chad Miller – Amsterdam, NY, USA – (11); 6. 55t Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON – (8); 7. 19k Paul Kinney – Durhamville, NY, USA – (5); 8. 1c Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, ON – (6); 9. 10c Jeff Cook – Antwerp, NY, USA – (2); 10. 21 John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams, ON – (9); 11. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON – (7)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer to A-Feature – 1:55.008)
Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 79 Jordan Thomas – Harding, PA, USA – (6); 2. 56 Billy VanInwegen (R) – Sparrowbush, NY, USA – (1); 3. 17x Mack DeMan (R) – Toronto, ON – (3); 4. 77x Alex Hill – Six Nations, ON – (9); 5. 17 Jared Horstman – Cloverdale, OH, USA – (10); 6. 49 Scott Kreutter – Cowlesville, NY, USA – (11); 7. 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON – (8); 8. 121 Steve Glover – Ontario, NY, USA – (5); 9. 9b Scott Burk (R) – Charing Cross, ON – (4); 10. DNS 18 Ryan Susice – Ransomville, NY, USA – (2); 11. DNS 67 Pete Richardson – Vernon, NY, USA – (7)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer to A-Feature – 2:00.390)
Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON – (3); 2. 28 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC – (6); 3. 10h Kelly Hebing – Ontario, NY, USA – (1); 4. 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON – (8); 5. 30 Scott Goodrich (R) – Middletown, NY, USA – (10); 6. 18x Josh Shantz – St. Agatha, ON – (11); 7. 5c Conor Mahoney – Hamilton, ON – (9); 8. 15sos Mike Ferrell – London, ON – (2); 9. 18s Michael Summers (R) – Warsaw, IN, USA – (7); 10. 16L Roger Levesque – Bath, ON – (4); 11. DNS 36 Matt Billings – Brockville, ON – (5)

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer to A-Feature – 1:53.681)
Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 45 Chuck Hebing – Ontario, NY, USA – (3); 2. 85 Dustin Daggett – Portland, MI, USA – (4); 3. 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON – (1); 4. 98 Joe Trenca – Clay, NY, USA – (7); 5. 28fm Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC – (5); 6. 14h Jim Huppunen – Welland, ON – (11); 7. 14 Coleman Gulick – Chenango Forks, NY, USA – (8); 8. 17h Max Stambaugh – Lima, OH, USA – (10); 9. 28h James “Hud” Horton – Germantown, OH, USA – (9); 10. DNF 0 Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, ON – (6); 11. DNF 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON – (2)

Heat Race No.5 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer to A-Feature – 1:58.022)
Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 28f David Franek – Wantage, NJ, USA – (2); 2. 55 Mark Smith – Sunbury, PA, USA – (10); 3. 82 Jared Zimbardi – Bradford, PA, USA – (6); 4. 80 Chris Steele – St. Catharines, ON – (8); 5. 2 Dave Axton – Port Byron, NY, USA – (4); 6. 1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford, ON – (7); 7. 87 Jason Barney – Brewerton, NY, USA – (9); 8. 54jr Steven Hutchinson Jr. (R) – Oswego, NY, USA – (5); 9. 0c Cole MacDonald – Waterdown, ON – (11); 10. 3 Denny Peebles – Lowville, NY, USA (3); 11. 15 Dan Nanticoke (R) – Ohsweken, ON – (1)

Heat Race No.6 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer to A-Feature – No Time)
Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, ON – (1); 2. 22p Jonathan Preston – Romulus, NY, USA – (4); 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra (R) – Port Colborne, ON – (3); 4. 28g Phil Gressman – Fremont, OH, USA – (5); 5. 23 Devon Dobie – Wapakoneta, OH, USA – (6); 6. 1 Holly Porter – Dorchester, ON – (7); 7. 13 Keith Granholm – Syracuse, NY, USA – (2); 8. 47 Kyle Drum – Wayland, NY, USA – (8); 9. 44 Barry Dunn (R) – Aylmer, ON – (9); 10. 53 Shawn Donath – Syracuse, NY, USA – (10)

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Patriot Sprint Tour versus Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (37 Entries)

A-Feature PPD From July 20 (25 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 45 Chuck Hebing (4); 2. 77x Alex Hill (2); 3. 55s Mark Smith (5); 4. 47x Dylan Westbrook (24); 5. 97 Cory Turner (7); 6. 82 Jared Zimbardi (10); 7. 49 Scott Kreutter (3); 8. 17x Mack DeMan (8); 9. 10 Mitch Brown (9); 10. 47 Kyle Drum (16); 11. 56n Dain Naida (19); 12. 91 Ryan Turner (21); 13. 80 Chris Steele (17); 14. 9 Steve Lyons (16); 15. 30 Scott Goodrich (22); 16. 18 Josh Shantz (15); 17. 55 Mike Thorne (12); 18. DNF 6 Curtis Gartly (18); 19. DNF 0 Mikey Kruchka (11); 20. DNF 14h Jim Huppunen (13); 21. DNF 36 Matt Billings (1); 22. DNF 121 Steve Glover (23); 23. DNF 79 Jordan Thomas (20); 24. DNF 1-10 Jake Brown (6); 25. DNS 10pc Paulie Colagiavanni; 26. DNS 38 Tyler Hendricks
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Alex Hill 1-4; Chuck Hebing 5-25
Hard Charger – Dylan Westbrook +20 (24th to 4th)

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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (29 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 23 Trevor DeBoer (12); 2. 37h Rob Hoskins (14); 3. 26 Mike Ferguson (6); 4. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (9); 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (16); 6. 49 Dave Bailey (17); 7. 53 Logan Shwedyk (11); 8. 14L Jonny Lowenberg (26); 9. 25 Ken Sargent (10); 10. 52 Tony Fraser (8); 11. 8 Ryan Dinning (13); 12. 28 Jim Lampman (4); 13. 74 Steve Vanderzdan (24); 14. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (23); 15. 46 Kevin Pauls (25); 16. 1 Randy Hollingshead (18); 17. 93 Melissa Miller (27); 18. 2 Lee Winger (7); 19. 28d Donny Lampman (22); 20. 13 Kacey Huffman (1); 21. 21x Mark Bazuin (2); 22. 11x Sam Iftody (15); 23. 6r Jeff Ruelufs (21); 24. 18 Kyle Andress (28); 25. 11 Brian Teeple (3); 26. 40 Jay Liverance (5); 27. 7 Jason Lungaro (19); 28. 72T Tanner Podwinski (20); 29. 39 Kevin DAllore (29)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mark Bazuin 1-7; Trevor DeBoer 8-20
Hard Charger – Jonny Lowenberg +18 (26th to 8th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – 2:44.021)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 28 Jim Lampman (5); 2. 26 Mike Ferguson (9); 3. 21x Mark Bazuin (3); 4. 11 Brian Teeple (4); 5. 13 Kacey Huffman (1); 6. 40 Jay Liverance (8); 7. 2 Lee Winger (10); 8. 28d Donny Lampman (2); 9. 74 Steve Vanderzdan (7); 10. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (6)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 53 Logan Shwedyk (4); 2. 25 Ken Sargent (5); 3. 37h Rob Hoskins (10); 4. 52 Tony Fraser (1);
46 Kevin Pauls (2); 5. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (3); 6. 23 Trevor DeBoer (6); 7. 88 Ryan Dinning (7); 8. 14L Jonny Lowenberg (8); 9. 93 Melissa Miller (9)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – 2:42.857)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (4); 2. 84rk Ryan Beagle (3); 3. 1 Randy Hollingshead (5); 4. 7 Jason Lungaro (6); 5. 11x Sam Iftody (2); 6. 72T Tanner Podwinski (9); 7. 6r Jeff Ruelufs (8); 8. 18 Kyle Andress (1); 9. 39 Kevin DAllore (7)

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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (39 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 19 Kyle Wert (10); 2. 32 Gillian Hils (2); 3. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (14); 4. 6x Mike Sarantakos (11); 5. 16 Fabio Olivieri (7); 6. 2 Matt Nuell (15); 7. 7c Cole Hardy (18); 8. 23 Dusty DeBoer (13); 9. 91 Olivier Larocque (19); 10. 9 Tim DeBoer (22); 11. 6 Jason Dixon (5); 12. 38m Matthew Moore (20); 13. 60 Martin Schroeder (23); 14. 69 Rob Twitchett (6); 15. 01 Tristan Da Silva (8); 16. 265 Mike Evers (16); 17. 4 Wayde Thorne (3); 18. 54 Christopher French (4); 19. 188x Tim Jamieson (26); 20. 17 Mike Taylor (27); 21. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (24); 22. 3 Kevin Thorne (12); 23. 188 Paul Longboat (28); 24. 71 Austin Werstrouh (25); 25. 15 Sean Iftody (9); 26. 93 Andy Ryckman (1); 27. 1 Jason Tolton (21); 28. 10 Zach Buchwald (17)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Gillian Hils 1-3; Kyle Wert 4-15
Hard Charger – Tim DeBoer +12 (22nd to 10th)

Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:12.176)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 32 Gillian Hils (3); 2. 93 Andy Ryckman (2); 3. 6 Jason Dixon (10); 4. 4 Wayde Thorne (7); 5. 54 Christopher French (9); 6. 517 Cody Sommerville (5); 7. 17 Mike Taylor (8); 8. 11 Mike Giberson (4); 9. 05 Dave Goodacre (1); 10. 13m Daniel McKay (6)

Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:17.336)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 69 Rob Twitchett (1); 2. 19 Kyle Wert (10); 3. 188x Tim Jamieson (2); 4. 15 Sean Iftody (8); 5. 01 Tristan Da Silva (7); 6. 16 Fabio Olivieri (6); 7. 60 Martin Schroeder (9); 8. 188 Paul Longboat (4); 9. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (3); 10. 96 Brian Crosgrove (5)

Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:10.870)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 3 Kevin Thorne (2); 2. 6x Mike Sarantakos (1); 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (3); 4. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (4); 5. 2 Matt Nuell (9); 6. 9 Tim DeBoer (5); 7. 1 Jason Tolton (8); 8. 16J Jeremy May (7); 9. 8 Barry Westman (6)

Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:20.131)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 265 Mike Evers (1); 2. 7c Cole Hardy (3); 3. 91 Olivier Larocque (5); 4. 10 Zach Buchwald (4); 5. 38m Matthew Moore (8); 6. 01p Adam Plazek (2); 7. 71 Austin Werstroh (9); 8. 43c Clinton Nicholls (7); 9. 113 Jeff Elsliger (10); 10. 51 Kirk Hellyer (6);

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – Top 4 Transfer – 2:12.249)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Jason Tolton (8); 2. 60 Martin Schroeder (6); 3. 71 Austin Werstroh (10); 4. 17 Mike Taylor (4); 5. 16J Jeremy May (7); 6. 96 Brian Crosgrove (5); 7. 11 Mike Giberson (2); 8. 13m Daniel McKay (3); 9. 05 Dave Goodacre (1); 10. 51 Kirk Hellyer (9)

B-Feature 2 (8 laps – Top 4 Transfer – Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 9 Tim DeBoer (5); 2. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (3); 3. 188x Tim Jamieson (9); 4. 188 Paul Longboart (4); 5. 517 Cody Sommerville (2); 6. 43c Clinton Nicholls (8); 7. 8 Barry Westman (6); 8. 11e Jeff Elsliger (1); 9. 01p Adam Plazek (7)

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About Burger Barn: Since opening in 2011, Burger Barn has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their show “You Gotta Eat Here”. Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing “That was the best burger I’ve ever had”. Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Burger Barn is located at 3000 Fourth Line in Ohsweken, just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call them at 519-445-0088, and visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.

14TH ANNUAL CSCN ENTRY INFO
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/

TICKETS AND CAMPING
Advanced reserved seating tickets and reserved campsites are on sale now for the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000 USD to win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information.

CSCN HISTORY
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

PAST CSCN WINNERS
2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA
2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA
2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA
2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA
2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA
2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA
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2018 SEASON
Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

9/14/2018 at Clay County Fair Speedway UMSS Sprints | Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series

Midwest Power Equip/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [1]; 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [2]; 3. 4-Jon Agan, [8]; 4. 44-Chris Martin, [7]; 5. 75-Justin Henderson, [6]; 6. 2-Derrik Lusk, [4]; 7. 64-Geoff Dodge, [3]; 8. 33-James Broty, [14]; 9. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [9]; 10. 50-Chase Viebrock, [5]; 11. 5T-Mark Toews, [17]; 12. 11-Roger Crockett, [10]; 13. 13-Brayden Gaylord, [16]; 14. 03-Jamey Ogston, [12]; 15. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [15]; 16. 1A-John Anderson, [13]; 17. (DNF) 20G-Chris Graf, [11]; 18. (DNF) 91A-Reed Allex, [18]; 19. (DNF) 2B-Bill Balog, [19] Lap Leaders: Bickett 1, Tatnell 2-20. (2) cautions. 15C spin with 6 lap scored. 11 spin turn 2 14 laps in.

Factory Direct Mattress Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [2]; 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [1]; 3. 64-Geoff Dodge, [4]; 4. 2-Derrik Lusk, [6]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock, [3]; 6. (DNF) 75-Justin Henderson, [5] Lap Leader: Tatnell 1-6. No cautions.

Factory Direct Mattress Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [2]; 2. 64-Geoff Dodge, [10]; 3. 75-Justin Henderson, [6]; 4. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [4]; 5. 20G-Chris Graf, [5]; 6. 1A-John Anderson, [1]; 7. 03-Jamey Ogston, [8]; 8. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [7]; 9. 91A-Reed Allex, [9]; 10. (DNF) 2B-Bill Balog, [3] Lap Leader: Tatnell 1-8. No cautions.

Factory Direct Mattress Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock, [2]; 2. 2-Derrik Lusk, [1]; 3. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [6]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 5. 44-Chris Martin, [7]; 6. 4-Jon Agan, [9]; 7. 33-James Broty, [5]; 8. 13-Brayden Gaylord, [4]; 9. 5T-Mark Toews, [8] Lap Leader: Viebrock 1-8. No cautions. TSCS Sprints | Traditional Sprint Car Series

POWRi Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 97-Bret Mellenberndt, [1]; 2. 99-Bryan Roach, [4]; 3. 0-Alex Schriever, [8]; 4. 7-Scott Brandt, [5]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [6]; 6. 7X-Clinton Bruns, [3]; 7. 93-Josh Most, [2]; 8. 1A-Brad Anderson, [11]; 9. 0X-Brandon Stevenson, [9]; 10. 7XX-Doug Martens, [7]; 11. 71-Jeremy VanDerPlaats, [10] Lap Leader: Mellenberndt 1-15. (1) false start. (1) caution on next start attempt when 7xx stalled on front stretch. Race then went 15 laps nonstop.

Rock Auto Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Josh Most, [1]; 2. 7X-Clinton Bruns, [3]; 3. 7-Scott Brandt, [4]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach, [7]; 5. 97-Bret Mellenberndt, [11]; 6. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [2]; 7. 7XX-Doug Martens, [6]; 8. 0-Alex Schriever, [8]; 9. 0X-Brandon Stevenson, [9]; 10. 71-Jeremy VanDerPlaats, [10]; 11. (DNF) 1A-Brad Anderson, [5] Lap Leaders: Most 1, Bruns 2-5, Most 6-8. No cautions.

 

 

Must See Racing

JENNERSTOWN, Pa. – Despite intermittent rain and mist that plagued the Laurel Highlands on Friday night, Must See Racing drivers still got a chance to preview the Jennerstown Speedway half-mile ahead of the season-ending David D. Mateer Tribute Race.

A scheduled four-hour open practice for all competing divisions was shaved to just one session apiece after rain dampened Central Pennsylvania around 4:15 p.m. Showers then returned just before the scheduled 6 p.m. start time, forcing a second delay before cars finally hit the racing surface.

Six Must See Racing teams were on hand to shake down their cars on Friday, led by the two-car JR Motorsports tandem of Charlie Schultz and Adam Biltz. Also at the track were Bobby Santos III, Tom Jewell, Jerry Caryer and Jeff Bloom.

Five of those six drivers turned laps during the single eight-lap session that was completed before heavy mist rolled in and ended the night prematurely. Only Bloom, the sprint car track record holder at Jennerstown, was unable to get on-track.

No official times were recorded, but unofficial stopwatches had the drivers in the 16.1- and 16.2-second brackets Friday night, just under a second off Bloom’s record mark of 15.32 seconds set in 2005.

Schultz, who comes to Jennerstown fresh off a victory at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway last month, was also a part of an exhibition session for Must See Racing at the flat half-mile along with his teammate Biltz.

Though he had prior laps at the track before Friday, Schultz said not much translated between the two visits due to how many changes he and team owner John Reiser have made to the No. 9s since then.

“It was definitely a different feel to the car than when we were here in June,” said Schultz. “Basically, we unloaded with our Berlin setup that we won with and figured that was a good place to start. The two tracks, size-wise, are pretty comparable. Here the top speed is a little faster, but they’re both high-speed race tracks and I felt like they run at least a little similar to one another.

“We figure we can tune on this for tomorrow. The car was very stable and very comfortable,” Schultz added. “We had some good tires on it and I was really pleased, even with just the eight laps we got, and I think it’s a great baseline for us for race day.”

Santos, who picked up his first win at Madison (Wis.) Int’l Speedway earlier in the summer, noted that he didn’t feel like there were a lot of bullets he could gather from a single Friday night session.

“There’s only so much you can learn from such a short time on track,” he pointed out. “It’s a cool track, though. The straightaways are really fast. This team always brings a fast car every time we unload and I have no doubt we’ll be right in the thick of things when it counts tomorrow.”

Santos leads the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash bonus series standings entering the Jennerstown finale, holding a one-point advantage over Jimmy McCune in the race for the $500 top prize from Engine Pro.

Notably, the top two drivers in points – champion-elect Jimmy McCune and runner-up Anthony McCune – were not in attendance for Friday night’s open practice.

Jimmy McCune will collect his fourth series title just by signing in on Saturday morning.

Pit gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday for the David D. Mateer Tribute Race. The Super Cup Stock Car Series will co-headline the night alongside the Must See Racing sprint cars.

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

 

 

Bryan Roach makes his first ever Visit to the Rock Auto Victory Lane at Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday September 8 during the 18th annual Jerry Richert Memorial.

With a field of 29 Traditional Sprints checking into the pits, there were 4 PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions heat races with the 2k of Jake Kouba driving his dad’s car and earning high points for the night and redrawing the pole. Bryan would start 2nd in a stout 28 car field of the POWRi Lucas Oil A Feature. Bryan quickly jumped into the lead and led the first 3 laps before the #2k of Kouba would overtake the lead. The racing surface was providing for many grooves to race in with several drivers charging forward, after a caution for a spin out in turn 4 during the restart lap we would see the red flag come out for the #93 of Peterson and the #14 of Cam Schafer getting together causing Cam to tumble into the middle of turns 1 and 2 and come to rest against the wall, ending the night for both racers. The 2K would hold the lead until lap 12 when Roach would charge in and retake the lead maintaining it for the remainder of the feature. The Hard Charger of the night would be the #55 of Joseph Kouba running from 21st to 9th.

TSCS Race Results – Cedar Lake Speedway September 8, 2018

Jerry Richert Memorial

POWRi Lucas Oil A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 99- Bryan Roach 2. 7- Harry Hanson 3. 12 – Johnny Parsons III 4. 7B – Scott Brandt 5. 2K – Jake Kouba 6. 15E – Caley Emerson 7. 34 – Denny Stordahl 8. 48 – Neal Matuska 9. 55 – Joseph Kouba 10. 38S – Allen Stettner 11. 95 – Kevin Bradwell 12. 19 – Gary Mueller 13. K1 – Kevin Lear 14. 3KS – Jason Schill 15. 3K – Jeremy Kerzman 16. 23 – Jake Hendrickson 17. 33C – Cody Emmans 18. 19B – Jack Berger 19. 5 – Troy Gessner 20. 87 – Mike Mueller (DNF) 21. 2J – John Lowe (DNF) 22. 69S – John Lewerer (DNF) 23. 36 – Tyler Wass (DNF) 24. 56 – Josh Braford (DNF) 25. 14 – Cam Schafer (DNF) 26. 93 – Brad Peterson 27. 00 – Kyle Finnegan (DNF) 28. 22 – Jeff Pellersels 29. 16 – Anna Kouba (DNS)

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 1: 1. 7 – Harry Hanson 2. 15E – Caley Emerson 3. 7B – Scott Brandt 4. 12 – Johnny Parsons III 5. 93 – Brad Peterson 6. 87 – Mike Mueller 7. 5 – Troy Gessner 8. 14 – Cam Schafer (DNF)

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 2: 1. 23- Jake Hendrickson 2. 33C – Cody Emmans 3. 19 – Gary Mueller 4. 34 – Denny Stordahl 5. K1 – Kevin Lear 6. 56 – Josh Braford 7. Anna Hippe (DNS)

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 3: 1. 2K – Jake Kouba 2. 99 – Bryan Roach 3. 95 – Kevin Bradwell 4. 69S Jon Lewerer 5. 55 – Joseph Kouba 6. 22 – Jeff Pellersels 7. 2J – John Lowe

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 4: 1. 3KS – Jason Schill 2. 48 – Neal Matuska 3. 3K – Jeremy Kerzman 4. 38S – Allen Stettner 5. 19B – Jack Berger 6. 36 – Tyler Wass 7. 00 – Kyle Finnegan

 

 

Larry Wight Goes Back-to-Back with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints by Winning at Can-Am Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

LAFARGEVILLE, NY – Larry Wight had a much easier time picking up the win in Saturday night’s Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint feature event at the Can-Am Speedway than his one last weekend where he came from the 19th starting spot. The Phoenix, N.Y., driver started on the pole and led all 25-laps of the E&V Energy, Mach 1 Chassis, and NAPA Auto Parts sponsored main-event for his second consecutive series score.

Wight got the lead right at the drop of the green flag with both Shawn Donath and Matt Tanner eventually attempting to wrestle the win from him. He also contended with traffic throughout much of the non-stop feature. At the end of the race, it was Wight standing in victory lane for his fourth career series triumph.

“We definitely got a good draw from Scotty (Jeffery) on getting the pole,” commented Wight afterwards. “The car was really good. We did some work to it to get it better than it was in the heat race. All the changes seemed to go the right way.”

Wight was flanked by Donath for the start of the third and final event at the Can-Am Speedway for the 2018 season. Wight used the inside groove to blast away from Donath at the green flag to lead the field through turns one and two. Donath tried the middle lane off the exit of two, but there wasn’t enough to challenge Wight.

As Wight and Donath worked one another over for the top spot, Tanner was working his No. 90 up through the field after starting in position seven. He took over the third spot on lap seven before setting his sets on the top two.

Traffic came into play as the race reached lap 10. Wight was careful as Donath was lurking back in second looking for an opening. Wight’s pace was impeded as he had several slower cars to contend with. Wight was trying to be careful which allowed Donath to stay close.

As they came to the halfway point on lap 13 Wight bobbled coming off the fourth turn. This allowed Donath to get alongside at the line. Wight quickly slammed the door going into turn one.

“I saw Donath show me a nose there and I had a chop him a little bit going into to one to make sure I got that bottom,” mentioned Wight. “After that I picked it up a little bit.”

A lap later Donath was still searching for an advantage on Wight. As he moved off the preferred lane in turns three and four Tanner pounced to move on by for the second position. Now his full attention was placed on Wight at the front of the field.

The longer the race went non-stop, the more traffic that began appearing in front of Wight. His patience in traffic continued even with Tanner knocking on the rear bumper. Wight never wavered from the inside groove with Tanner trying everything to get by.

“The track started laying a little bit of rubber so I knew all I had to do was make sure to stay on the bottom so no one could get underneath me,” stated Wight. “When we got to lapped cars I waited for them to slip up so I could go underneath them. I knew if tried going around the outside of them I was going to slip up and slide by to fifth real quick.”

Wight went on to win by just over a half-second with Tanner ending up in second. The Stephentown, N.Y., driver gave it all he had, but Wight never made a mistake forcing Tanner to be happy with second.

“In lapped traffic I thought we had a shot at him,” said Tanner. “He was sliding off the bottom a little bit. We were rolling pretty good. At the end it was rubber racing so you had to take what you could get. We went from eighth to second on this kind of track so that’s pretty good.”

Paul Kinney made a late charge to get up into the third spot. Like Tanner, he was hoping for some mistakes by the drivers in front of him to advance even further in the field.

“Guys were over driving the corner a tiny bit,” cited Kinney. “If you just missed that a rubber a hair someone was ready to jump on you. I was hoping Matt (Tanner) would try to go around Larry (Wight) on the top so I could go by him on the bottom there. I think he knew it was safer to stay on the bottom.”

Donath ended up coming home in the fourth spot at the checkered with hometown favorite Jeff Cook ending up in fifth.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main at Can-Am – Larry Wight ($2,135), Matt Tanner ($1,085), Paul Kinney ($1035), Shawn Donath ($630), Jeff Cook ($555), Danny Varin ($495), Mike Mahaney ($430), Steve Poirier ($520), Billy VanInwegen ($435), Coleman Gulick ($400), Jason Barney ($420), Josh Pieniazek ($320), Brett Wright ($375), Matt Billings ($375), Chad Miller ($325), Jonathan Preston ($300), Cory Sparks ($350), Joe Trenca ($300), Dave Axton ($325), Chris Jones ($300), Keith Granholm ($300), Kelly Hebing ($400), Denny Peebles ($300), Paul Pekkonen ($300)

Did Not Qualify – Sam Reakes IV, Sean Durand, Roger Levesque

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Kinney, Wight, Tanner $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Barney, Varin, VanInwegen $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Wight $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Wight $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Tanner (5 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Billings $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Hebing $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Sparks - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Cook $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Barney $35

L&J Landscaping/Cobra Coaches Dash – Poirier ($100), Wright ($75), Hebing ($50), Billings ($25), Axton ($25), Miller ($25)

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Just Missed – Levesque $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Wight, Tanner, Kinney $10

Hoosier Tire – Kinney $200

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

KING WINS 1ST OF 2018 IN BIG-BLOCK MOD SEASON FINALE AT SHARON; HILL CAPTURES "MARK MARCUCCI MEMORIAL" FOR MOD LITES WORTH $1538; DWARFS TO WILLIAMS

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH September 7-8, 2018 Sharon Speedway completed the 2018 season one night earlier than scheduled after unexpected all day rain showers on Saturday washed out night two of the annual "Apple Festival Nationals". On Friday night, Rex King-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds, James Hill-"Mark Marcucci Memorial" for Mod Lites, and Teddy Williams kicked off the "Apple Festival Nationals" victorious before rain washed out the RUSH Sprint Car feature. There were 201 cars in the pits plus the Jr. Sprints for kids. All day rain on Saturday forced the ending to the season the way it started making for the eighth rainout of the year, but first since June 23. Plans for that event will be announced soon.

It took until the season finale for five-time Big-Block Modified track champion, Rex King, to garner his first win of 2018. King made the winning move on lap seven and held off a furious challenge by Garrett Krummert for the 25-lap Hovis Auto & Truck Supply feature win. The $1,500 victory for the Bristolville, Ohio veteran upped his career win total to 54, which is tops for active Big-Block Modified racers.

Jim Weller, Jim Rasey, and fifth starting King all passed pole-sitter Dave Murdick on the opening lap for the top three spots. Rasey took over on lap two when he drove under Weller in turn four, and two laps later King made the same move on Rasey to take second. King ran down Rasey on lap five then pulled even on lap six as the two veterans raced side-by-side for the lead for two laps as King nosed ahead on lap seven before newcomer Erik Bowser spun and was collected by J.R. McGinley.

That would be the event's only caution as when racing resumed on lap eight, Garrett Krummert, who had passed Weller for third before the caution, made the pass of Rasey for second. King caught lapped traffic on lap 14 allowing Krummert to close in.

Krummert pulled even on lap 19 as the two raced side-by-side for the lead, but King held on. Krummert continued to challenge King as he tried everything on the racey surface over the final five laps to make a move through lapped traffic but to no avail as King's R.D. Banks Chevrolet/Arnold L. Barris Trucking/Midway Garage Door/G.S. Engine Power-sponsored #65 crossed the finish first by 0.385 of a second.

Twelfth starting Rex King, Jr. passed Rasey on lap 18 and started to close in late, but ran out of time and finished third. Rasey fell to fourth over Mike Maresca, Jr. Completing the top 10 were Jeremiah Shingledecker, Murdick, Weller, Brad Rapp, and Lonny Riggs. Heat wins went to Shingledecker, King, and Krummert over the 21-car field.

James Hill came out on top of a 39-car field of racers from six different states to win the inaugural "Mark Marcucci Memorial" in the richest Mod Lite race in the history of Sharon. The First State racer passed Rod Jones on lap 16 and went on to win the 20-lap feature, which was worth $1,588 after bonuses.

"I'm speechless," expressed the 22-year-old Laurel, Delaware driver. " This was an awesome race to win. I knew Mark (Marcucci) from racing other tracks. He was an awesome man. He was taken away way too soon. I hope you liked that race, and I hope we can put on a good race for you in the future. I want to thank each and every one of you sitting in the stands. I appreciate you coming out and supporting our class. You have a hell of a track and officials- I can't wait to come back here. This is a Walt Breeding Memorial car and I figured we'd bring it out for Mark's memorial."

The fifth starting Hill used the numerous cautions to his benefit. Hill moved to third on lap 11 past Alan Knepper and two laps later grabbed second from Vivian Jones, both following restarts. The event's seventh and final caution was displayed with 14 laps completed as the final six would go green-to-checkered. Hill and Rod Jones, the race-long leader, battled side-by-side the ensuing two laps before Hill made the winning move off turn two and led the final five laps in his Taylor & Messick/TL Hill Services/Carey's Towing/Peterman Construction/Hillview Farms-sponsored #1H.

Vivian Jones passed her father on the final lap for second. Rod Jones was third after breaking the left rear hub around lap 10. Knepper and Iowa racer Charles Brown completed the top five. Heat race wins went to Knepper, Hill, Tracy Fritter, and Mitch Ward in their first and only appearance of the season. Doug Stanley captured the last chance B main.

Teddy Williams picked up the win in the 20-lap feature for the Sportsman Dwarf Cars. Williams and Steve Mix, Jr. traded the lead before Williams made the winning pass on lap 10. The 55-year-old Leavittsburg, Ohio driver's first ever Sharon win was worth $500 in a race that featured six lead changes.

Mark Biskup led the opening lap before Joe Grzelak, Jr. took over on lap two. Grzelak's lead was short-lived as he would spin on lap three handing the lead back to Biskup. Biskup though wouldn't lead another lap as fifth starting Steve Mix, Jr. grabbed the lead on lap three. Williams started back in eighth and moved to second on lap four then took his first lead when Mix got sideways off turn four on lap five.

Mix came back to take the lead on lap nine, but his final lead lasted only one lap as Williams made the winning pass on lap 10. Angie Grzelak passed Mix on lap 13 and tracked down Williams in the final lap, but Williams was able to hold on in his #48. Mix dropped to third over Jacob Eakin and Art Williams. Angie and Joe Grzelak along with Mix won the heat races over the 25-car field in their first and only appearance of the season.

The RUSH Sprint Cars were on the track and set to go green on their 20-lap feature when the intensity of the rain picked up forcing the cars off the track. Unfortunately it was the start of rain that would continue through the weekend. The RUSH Sprint Car feature purse was split. Their heats for the 14-car field were won by Chad Ruhlman, who won the June 2 event, and Zach Morrow, who started seventh.

The Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Series, RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series, and Econo Mods completed their heats and were scheduled to run their last chance B mains and feature events on Saturday. The Gibson Insurance Agency Stocks had 46 cars with heat wins to Andrew Gordon, Randy Wyant, Rob Shook, Mike Miller, and Chris Schneider. The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Mods had 29 cars with heat wins to Garrett Krummert, David Kalb, Jr., and Josh Deems. The Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods had a season high 27 cars with heat wins to Jacob Eucker, Eric Wilson, and Kyle Miller.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds (25 laps, $1,500 to-win): 1. REX KING (65) 2. Garrett Krummert (10s) 3. Rex King, Jr. (165) 4. Jim Rasey (32) 5. Mike Maresca, Jr. (7MM) 6. Jeremiah Shingledecker (37MD) 7. Dave Murdick (61) 8. Jim Weller, Jr. (31) 9. Brad Rapp (11R) 10. Lonny Riggs (Black 58) 11. Colton Walters (18) 12. Josh Deems (39J) 13. Chris Rudolph (25) 14. Steve Barr (25B) 15. Randy Chronister (71) 16. Tom Mattocks (69) 17. Max Smoker (93X) 18. Rick Regalski, Jr. (13) 19. Will Thomas III (9) 20. J.R. McGinley (66M) 21. Erik Bowser (89).

Mod Lites "Mark Marcucci Memorial" (20 laps, $1,538 to-win): 1. JAMES HILL (1H) 2. Vivian Jones (20M) 3. Rod Jones (21) 4. Alan Knepper (10) 5. Charles Brown (75) 6. Mitch Ward (862) 7. Tracy Fritter (59) 8. Calvin Clay (12C) 9. Alan Dellinger (Meadows 224) 10. Shane Webb (267) 11. Clint Snyder (B4U) 12. Doug Stanley (Coen 1C) 13. Bobby Springer (42) 14. Mark A. Marcucci (8M) 15. Dusty Frantz (825) 16. Ayden Cipriano (5C) 17. Thomas Perkins, Jr. (37) 18. Larry Bevivino (5) 19. Joseph Sisk (24) 20. Matt Ward (98) 21. Shane Pfeuffer (717) 22. Jimmy Smith (Carter R88) 23.Chris Robinson (15) 24. Cody Dye (4T). DNQ: Chris Logan (2), David Brown (33), Ed Mudrick (55M), Roman Jones (82M), Teddy Williams II (818), Tyler Purnell (51), Shawn Nairn (28), Keith Smith (16S), Doug Jones (71X), Dennis Smith (13), Logan Lewis (22), Jeff Davis (830), Kenneth Campbell, Jr. (1KC), Aaron Dadisman (48), Brian Foley, Jr. (Williams 1).

Sportsman Dwarf Cars (15 laps, $500 to-win): 1. Teddy Williams (48) 2. Angie Grzelak (57) 3. Steve Mix, Jr. (85) 4. Jacob Eakin (14) 5. Art Williams (1) 6. Brandon Smith (13) 7. Steve Mix, Sr. (3) 8. Eric Marsh (9) 9. Mark (33) 10. Amelia Clay (16C) 11. Terry Ohl (9T) 12. Jerry Langley (23L) 13. Jim Good (31) 14. Taylor Suchan (66) 15. Michael Keefe (99K) 16. Mark Suchan (66) 17. Jason Gracey (17) 18. Greg Davis (34) 19. Jereme Beam (49) 20. Chas Wolbert (69) 21. Tiffany Williams (58) 22. Joe Grzelak, Jr. (888) 23. Michael Heverly (99B) 24. Charlie Biskup (09) 25. Larry Rhodes (33)-DNS.

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.

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

The regular season 2018 Wilmot Raceway Championship Night Saturday, September 8 saw four champions crowned and a pair of first-time Wilmot feature winners.
Mike Simons II of Genoa City captured his second consecutive modified championship placing runner-up to first time feature winner Austin Blume of Mt. Morris, Illinois.
Waukesha's Mark Heinert took his third Wisconsin-Illinois Mini-Sprint crown with a second place feature finish to back to back main event winner C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, Illinois.
Milwaukee's Tony Barron won his first ever Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car title placing second in the 15-lap season ending feature to Sheboygan's Brody Rivest.
Big Bend's Mark Baker completed the night's action sealing his first ever Wilmot title by winning the 20-lap street stock feature.
Blume ended a decade-long drought by winning his first 20-lap modified feature ever. Simons II finished second in a wild finish to a main which saw two different leaders have problems while in front. Mike Simons brother, Nick Simons of Genoa City, was leading and a top the point standings by 30 points at the drop of the green for the feature
Eight laps from the finish a broken crank shaft resulted in M. Simons losing power abruptly coming down the front straightaway bringing out a caution and ending his hopes of a first ever championship. Joe Huenfeld of Cedarville, Illinois inherited the lead on the restart with M. Simons, the older of the two brothers, in second.
Blume worked into contention in the closing laps. As the white flag flew, Huenfeld, Blume and M. Simons made it a three-way battle with Huenfeld dramatically losing power coming for the checkered flag. Blume avoided the slowing mount to take his first ever win. M. Simons runnerup finish was high enough, coupled with his brother's mechanical woes relegating him back in the final order to 17th with a Did Not Finish. Nick's older brother, Mike, ended up back to back champion with Nick ending up runner-up for the second straight season.
"A broken part knocked me out in the last feature and saw Mike move past me into the points lead," said Mike Simons II, a second generation driver. "This time it was a broken cam shaft for Mike. You hate to see it, but that's part of racing. I have to thank my family, sponsors, everyone who works on the car and the fans for all of their support."
"I did not know what to do or where to go," admitted Blume following his victory, stopping on the track and asking where victory lane was. "It is unbelievable. I race before for about ten years, then took some time off, and am back at it. I have to thank my family and everyone who has been behind me all of the years. This is awesome."
Malueg won his second mini-sprint feature of his career. Heinert's main event placing wrapped up his third career Wilmot championship. Ion Stear of Harvard, Illinois, who was second in the points and within striking distance going into the final, crashed in his heat race resulting in the car not running up to par in the feature and finishing sixth in the field.
"It's as great as the first one," said Heinert. "My family has always been there and this time my daughters are older and understand it better."
"Getting momentum at the end of the season is great," said Malueg, who graduated last spring from Johnsburg High School and is furthering his studies this fall. "All of my sponsors, the Irwin family and rest of the crew has been very supportive. The fans at Wilmot are fantastic. I can't wait for 2019."
Sheboygan's Brody Rivest backed up his 15-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car season championship night feature win in 2017 with a victory in the 2018 season finale. Barron's second place finish wrapped up his first ever track championship.
"It was definitely a team effort with my family, crew members, even the dogs all playing a part," said Barron, noting he plans to return in 2019 to defend his title. "It was a fun season. A lot of work at times, but a lot of fun. It's special having a lot of family and friends to experience it with me."
"I generally run asphalt, but decided to come and try the dirt," said Rivest, who won the season championship night feature in 2017 as well as another main earlier last year at Wilmot. "My driving style fits this track, how it's prepared and shaped. I like it even though it is a little bit of a haul to come down."
Baker, who held a 2-point lead over Cody Erickson of Algonquin, Illinois in the street stock standings at the start of the night, ended up in the front row pole position of the main as the original pole car spun necessitating a restart. Baker weathered a late race yellow setting up a green-white-checkered finish for the win.
Erickson had engine problems in the main resulting in his bringing out a caution with 15 laps remaining while running in the top five. Eventually Erickson rejoined the field, but retired to the pits before the finish scored 11th in the final rundown.
Pat Rossmann of Wadsworth, Illinois, who earlier in qualifying set a new track record, came across second in the feature.
"Finally, finally," said Baker as he jumped up and down denting the roof of his car in victory lane. "This is unbelievable. I have to thank my daughter, Chloe, girlfriend, family, my one crew member Mark who does it all for me, my sponsors, the great fans. This has been a long time coming and is really special. We'll be back next week (September 15) for sure to defend our turf."
Mitchell Davis of Auburn, Illinois won his first ever 20-lap Autometer Wisconsin Wingless Sprint feature at Wilmot in a non-points program for that division. The WingLess Sprints Season Championship has been added to the Wilmot Raceway 2018 season finale on Saturday, September 15.
Wilmot point leader Tim Cox of Park City, Illinois broke through a wild battle in the closing circuits for second. Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, who led much of the early going, came across third.
"I have to thank my car owner, who can't come out to join us in victory lane because the 4-wheeler broke," said Davis after balancing himself atop the roll cage of his winning machine in victory lane while waving the American Flag. "I like this track, the drivers in this division, everyone with the Wisconsin WingLess Sprints. It means a lot to finally get a win. I hope I put a good show on for the fans. It was fun for me and is great being able to race these drivers knowing they will race you clean."
Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Ill. was presented the 1st Annual Bill Grogan Award for winning the WingLess feature on Kenosha County Fair Night. Amy Holm, granddaughter, and her mother Billie Holm made the presentation prior to the National Anthem Ceremony. The former owner of Beach Park Freight Lines was a great supporter of Wilmot Raceway, the Interstate Racing Association which sanctions the Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, an several race teams. Bill Grogan passed away earlier this summer.
"Bill was a truck driver and he used to make a lot of trips with me to a lot of race tracks," said an emotional Hafford. "It means a lot to win his first race. It will always be special to me. I have to thank my family and crew who have been there and supported me. I thank Bill's family and Wilmot Raceway for putting this race together."
The Wilmot portion of the AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints season championship is part of the track's final 2018 race program.
Headlining the season ending Wilmot program on Saturday, September 15 is the Jim "Wildman" Watson Classic for the Dirt King Late Models Tour. Jim Watson, a longtime race car driver in Wisconsin and especially at the closed Hales Corners Speedway, passed away earlier this year. After his racing career Watson became a key member of the NASCAR Furniture Row 2017 Cup Championship Team with Martin Truex Jr. driving. Truex has sent some personally autographed giveaways to a limited number of the first arriving fans. Allied Resource Recovery is helping sponsor the late model portion of the program.
Modifieds sponsored by UNEEDA Iron and Sandblasting and Street Stocks sponsored by JR's Wrecker Services complete the card. MLS Auto of Paddock Lake and Rentner Shocks are sponsors as well.
Race teams and others are sponsoring 30 bicycles which will be given away to youngsters in attendance.
Grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity at 5:45 p.m. and racing scheduled for 6:45 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $20.00 for ages 12 and over, $5.00 for ages 7-11 with ages 6 & under admitted free.
Wilmot Raceway, a 1/3-mile clay oval, is located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot, Wisconsin. For updates check the official Raceway website wilmotraceway.com or the track's Facebook page. The trackside raceline is 262-862-2090.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 - SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS
BANDIT 4-CYLINDER STOCKS CARS: 15-LAP SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP FEATURE: 1. Brody Rivest, Sheboygan; 2. Tony Barron, Milwaukee(2018 Champion); 3. Scott Quarnstrom, Lake Villa, IL; 4. Carl Benn, Lisbon; 5. Jonathan Smith, Bristol; 6. Steve Ellis, Pleasant Prairie; 7. Sam Van Patten, Antioch, IL; 8. Rob Wachsmuth, Williams Bay; 9. Kody Molitor, Trevor; 10. Peter Tuttle, Chicago, IL; 11. Ryan Braun, Brookfield; 12. Steve Doherty, Sugar Grove, IL; 13. Ryan Johnson, Burlington; 14. John Cole, McHenry, IL; 15. Scott Ellis, Lake Villa; 16. Klyle Sudduth, Waterford.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Quarnstrom; Rivest.
WISCONSIN-ILLINOIS MINI-SPRINTS: 20-LAP SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP FEATURE: 1. C.J. Malueg, Johnsburg, IL; 2. Mark Heinert, Waukesha(2018 Champion); 3. Morgan Sheppard, Genoa City; 4. Tim Brannam, Holiday Hills, IL; 5. Mike Neau, Kenosha; 6. Ion Stear, Harvard, IL; 7. Mike Ungar, Madison; 8. Kevin Frederiksen, Hales Corners; 9. Jeff Schmidt, Slinger; 10. Kevin Douglas, Cottage Grove; 11. Bob Jeziorski, Kewaskum; 12. Nick Sheridan, Fox Lake, IL; 13. John Kirk, Johnsburg; 14. Ron Brannam, Barrington, IL; 15. Max Brannam, Barrington.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Malueg; T. Brannam.
FAST QUALIFIER: Kirk(:14.731 seconds).
MODIFIEDS: 20-LAP SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP FEATURE: 1. Austin Blume, Mt. Morris, IL; 2. Mike Simons II, Genoa City(2018 Champion); 3. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 4. Mike Wittenburg, Waterford; 5. Joel Crowbridge, Union Grove; 6. Joe Huenfeld, Cedarville, IL; 7. David Wirth, Milwaukee; 8. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL; 9. Tim Sorn, Dyersville, IA; 10. Scott Barnharst, Franklin; 11. Jeff Bodendorfer, Waterford; 12. Danny Walter, Burlington; 13. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL; 14. Terry Kiedrowski, Union Grove; 15. Jimmy Vandervere, Gurnee, IL; 16. Al Atkinson, Muskego; 17. Nick Simons, Genoa City; 18. Jason Wirth, Elkhorn; 19. John Dost, Bristol; 20. Mike Conn, Big Bend; 21. Mike Knurr, Mukwonago; 22. John Hill, Waterford; 23. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron, IL(Did Not Start).
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Blume; Crowbridge; N. Simons.
FAST QUALIFIER: Knurr(:16.797 seconds).
STREET STOCKS: 20-LAP SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP FEATURE: 1. Mark Baker, Big Bend(2018 Champion); 2. Pat Rossmann, Wadsworth, IL; 3. Brandon Mertes, Antioch, IL; 4. Craig Kreuser, Kenosha; 5. Carl Sturt, Wadsworth; 6. Jim Reinhardt, McHenry, IL; 7. Ian Malinowski, Franklin; 8. Courtney Atkinson, Muskego; 9. Chad Hagler, McHenry; 10. Jesse Knutson, Greenfield; 11. Cody Erickson, Algonquin, IL; 12. Dustin Richards, Bristol; 13. Trent Andersen, Trevor; 14. Josh Gehrig, Pleasant Prairie; 15. Joe Suhfras, Hales Corners; 16. Nate Coon, Hebron, IL; 17. Kevin Domrose, Big Bend(DNS); 18. John Maki, Antioch(DNS).
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Baker; Atkinson.
FAST QUALIFIER: Rossmann(New Track Record - :17.832 seconds, old-:18.295 seconds by Charlie Pinkalla, Racine 6/9/2018).
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: (NON-POINTS) 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL; 2. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 3. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 4. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 5. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 6. Garrett Deieso, Wadsworth, IL; 7. Johnny Fahl, Brown Deer; 8. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 9. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 10. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 11. Natalie Klemko, Grayslake, IL; 12. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 13. Rod Colburn, New Berlin; 14. Jordan Matt, Milwaukee; 15. Dan Wade, Kenosha; 16. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 17. James Walldan, Kenosha; 18. Steve Clott, Bradley, IL; 19. Scott Grissom, Winthrop Harbor; 20. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 21. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 22. Patrick Haynes, Manteno, IL.
12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Fahl; 2. N. Klemko; 3. Wade; 4. Bartolotta; 5. Kevin Hinich, Kenosha; 6. George Gartner, Salem; 7. James Wehrman, Kenosha; 8. William Huck, Mukwonago; 9. Josh Davidson, Kenosha; 10. George Gaertner III, Salem; 11. Lance Walldan, Winthrop Harbor.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Grissom; Sivia; Davis.
FAST QUALIFIER: Mattson(:14.885 seconds).
Submitted by Michael H. Babicz

 

From Last To First, Bill Balog Wins UMSS Richert Memorial New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (9-8-18)

The last shall be first! Although he was not scheduled to start from the back of the field, such was the case when Bill Balog pushed off for the start of the 25 lap feature, then made a visit to the work area, and rejoined the starting grid at the tail prior to the green flag for the running of the 18th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Midwest Power Series event. With an extremely impressive charge forward from 18th, Balog added his name to the record books as the third driver to win in both the IRA and UMSS portions of the Richert Memorial at the Cedar Lake Speedway. Balog earned $1,800 for his work behind the wheel of the Lien Acres #2 360 winged sprint car on his way to Rock Auto Victory Lane. It was Balog's third career UMSS win, as the Hartland, WI driver (via North Pole, Alaska) has only raced with the series on several occasions over the years but has certainly had success.

A field of nineteen UMSS sprint cars were on hand which was also the ninth event of the season for the Midwest Power Series. With 36 IRA sprints and 29 UMSS Traditional sprints also signed into the pits, the total car count of 84 sprint cars set a Cedar Lake Speedway record. Heat race winners included Bill Balog in the Al Parker Engines/Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions first heat, Brooke Tatnell in the Al Parker Engines/Rock Auto second heat and Geoff Dodge in the Al Parker Engines/GRP Motorsports third heat. Each 10-lap heat race winner earned $100 from Al Parker Engines of Newton, Iowa. Dodge earned the most points in heat race action, and he along with five other drivers qualified for the six lap dash. Local fan favorite, and the most recent UMSS winner at the Cedar Lake Speedway, Chase Viebrock won the six lap Al Parker Engines Dash for Cash which earned him the right to start on the pole for the 25 lap main event. Viebrock picked up $200 from Al Parker Engines for the victory. Tatnell would start alongside Viebrock for the 25 lap Richert Memorial feature race.

With some early drama playing out for Bill Balog and his team before the race got underway, eighteen cars took the green flag. Jason Tostenson was the only car not able to start the feature. Tatnell blasted out to an early lead, as fans watched Balog move up through the field. The race ran thirteen laps before the first caution blinked on for Ryan Bowers stalled car in turn four. Bowers, a two-time UMSS champion and current point leader coming into the night, was out of action with a broken rear end. Balog was up to sixth for the restart. Tatnell once again held the top spot with Balog quickly moving up to third just one lap later. Suddenly while entering turn one to begin the seventeenth lap, Tatnell's right rear tire exploded and he stopped in turn two to bring out what would be the final caution and end any chance he had for another Richert Memorial title in the UMSS portion of the event. Indeed a tough blow for the veteran Australian driver, but his night would improve rather nicely a bit later on. Balog was now in second behind race leader Jon Agan of Knoxville, Iowa. Agan had moved to second back on lap 12. Agan led two circuits before Balog made the winning pass and went on to record a come-from-behind victory much to the delight of many race fans in the crowd. Agan held strong for a solid second place finish in his first appearance of the season with the UMSS and Midwest Power Series and earned $1,000. Charging forward from his 12th starting spot, two-time UMSS and Midwest Power Series champion Chris Graf finished third. Geoff Dodge and James Broty rounded out the top five. Defending Midwest Power Series champion Derrik Lusk, Wade Nygaard, Mark Dobmeier, Tatnell and Viebrock completed the top ten.

After a DQ in his heat race for an illegal tire, Dobmeier, driving the DDR car, earned the $200 GRP Motorsports/Minnesota Mafia Hard Charger Award in the feature with a gain of ten positions, one more than Graf. Although Balog actually started tail-end, he was slated to roll off from the sixth spot and was not eligible to earn the hard charger from the back of the pack even though he truly advanced seventeen positions for the win. Only one car dropped out of the feature race with twelve cars still on the lead lap at the end. In the 30 lap IRA feature following the UMSS feature, Tatnell found redemption from his dissappointment in the 360 class and won the IRA portion of the show for his third win in the 410 division at this prestigious event and a $5,000 payday to end his evening on a very high note.

The UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil winged sprints will finish out their season with two races on the weekend of September 14-15. Both races will also be full-point Midwest Power Series events. The series will return to the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa on Friday September 14 for a travel show only race paying $1,500 to win and close out the season at the Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday September 15 with a big $2,500 to win full UMSS point show. Last year Balog won at Spencer while Deer Creek fell victim to the weather. The Deer Creek race will see the UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil winged sprint championship determined as well as the Midwest Power Series championship. With his DNF at Cedar Lake, Ryan Bowers slipped back to second in the current points standings 10 points behind Chase Viebrock coming into the final weekend. Jamey Ogston is third in the point battle for the UMSS title 39 points behind Viebrock. Derrik Lusk leads Chris Graf and James Broty in the Midwest Power Series championship standings coming into the final weekend. Racers and fans can keep track of all the UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil winged sprint car action on our website at www.umsprints.com or on the UMSS Facebook page.

UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway September 8, 2018 (Race #13) 18th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial / Midwest Power Series Event

Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 2B-Bill Balog, [6]; 2. 4-Jon Agan, [8]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf, [12]; 4. 64-Geoff Dodge, [4]; 5. 33-James Broty, [3]; 6. 2-Derrik Lusk, [10]; 7. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [9]; 8. 34DD-Mark Dobmeier, [18]; 9. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [2]; 10. 50-Chase Viebrock, [1]; 11. 11M-Brendan Mullen, [11]; 12. 5M-Troy Manteufel, [5]; 13. 03-Jamey Ogston, [13]; 14. 91A-Reed Allex, [15]; 15. 5T-Mark Toews, [14]; 16. 33S-Jeremy Schultz, [17]; 17. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [16]; 18. (DNF) 5B-Ryan Bowers, [7]; (DNS) 36-Jason Tostenson, Lap Leaders: Tatnell 1-16, Agan 17-18, Balog 19-25. (2) cautions. First yellow for 5 Bowers stopped turn four with broken rear end with 13 laps scored. Second yellow for leader Tatnell flat tire with 16 laps scored.

Al Parker Engines Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock, [1]; 2. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [5]; 3. 33-James Broty, [2]; 4. 64-Geoff Dodge, [4]; 5. 5M-Troy Manteufel, [6]; 6. (DNF) 2B-Bill Balog, [3] Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1, Balog 2, Viebrock 3-6. No cautions.

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions/Al Parker Engines Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 2B-Bill Balog, [2]; 2. 33-James Broty, [4]; 3. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [3]; 4. 4-Jon Agan, [6]; 5. 20G-Chris Graf, [7]; 6. 33S-Jeremy Schultz, [1]; (DQ) 34DD-Mark Dobmeier, [5] Lap Leader: Balog 1-10. No cautions following one false start. Dobmeier finished fourth but was DQed for an illegal tire (altered the sidewall markings).

Rock Auto/Al Parker Engines Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [3]; 2. 5M-Troy Manteufel, [1]; 3. 5B-Ryan Bowers, [4]; 4. 5T-Mark Toews, [2]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston, [6]; 6. (DNF) 36-Jason Tostenson, [5] Lap Leaders: Manteufel 1-5, Tatnell 6-10. One yellow with 8 laps scored for 36 slow on back stretch.

GRP Motorsports/Al Parker Engines Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 64-Geoff Dodge, [4]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock, [1]; 3. 2-Derrik Lusk, [2]; 4. 11M-Brendan Mullen, [5]; 5. 91A-Reed Allex, [3]; 6. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [6] Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1, Lusk 2, Viebrock 3, Dodge 4-10. No cautions. Good heat race!

 

 

Miller, Kulow, Van Hierden, Boden snag A-main victories as Loehr, Sheppard, Ruh claim titles

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS, Plymouth, Wis.) September 8, 2018 – The final regular Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program of the 2018 season brimmed over with a wide variety of racing action, which included runaway statement-style victories, heated side-by-side competition, inspired charges from the back of the pack and a new A-main track record, while three drivers wrapped up division titles before a large contingent of spectators on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

Former PDTR Late Model champion Mitch McGrath of Waukesha scored an impressive victory in the 30-lap Dirt Kings Late Model Tour A-main, Plymouth’s Justin Miller established a new track record of 5 minutes and 45 seconds en route to victory in the non-stop 30-lap Richard’s of Dunbar Sprint Car A main. Tyler Kulow of Plymouth emerged with the victory in a hotly contested 30-lap Klips and Tips Grand National A main. Colten Van Hierden of Waupun made his first appearance of the season at PDTR count with a victory from the rear of the field in the time-shortened 26-lap Cellcom B Mod A main. Zach Boden of Madison topped the 15-lap Kristine Hartmann Pleasantville Realty Micro Sprint A main.

McGrath, who collected the PDTR Late Model championship in 2014, started the Dirt Kings Late Model Tour headliner from the pole and immediately flexed his muscle to grab the lead on the opening circuit with outside front row starter Paul Parker of Kaukauna settling into second.

As McGrath pulled out to a comfortable lead, third starter Brett Swedberg of Shawano moved in to pressure Parker along the low groove. Just as McGrath was about to encounter lapped traffic, Turk Letizia of Milwaukee spun in turn two to bring out the first of three caution flags.

Following the restart, McGrath bolted away to build up a full-straightaway cushion over Parker. McGrath was closing in on the rear of the field when a red flag was displayed for Eric Michaels of Cleveland, who flipped in turn one after contact with an infield tire on lap 17.

After another caution was thrown on the restart for Joel Bennett, who spun in turn three. When the race resumed, McGrath again shot away from the field while Shawano’s Troy Springborn, who started fourth, used the high groove to pull around seventh starter Chris Engels of Green Bay to secure fourth on lap 18.

Meanwhile, it was all McGrath at the front of the field as he skillfully negotiated lapped traffic in the closing laps to pull away to notch his 11th career PDTR A-main victory and second career Dirt Kings Late Model Tour main event by a half lap margin over Parker. Swedberg placed third, Springborn wound up fourth and Engels rounded out the top five.

Justin Miller led the field to the green flag in the 30-lap PDTR Sprint Car A main from the pole and bolted into the lead in turn one of the opening lap. On lap 2, 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champ and current point leader Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started third, shot past second starter Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum to seize second place in turn two.

Miller stuck to the bottom groove of the third-mile clay oval surface to maintain a solid edge over Davis until the leaders caught the back of the field on lap 14, which allowed Davis to cut the gap a bit.

Miller expertly sliced his way through slower traffic to keep Davis at bay through the mid stages of the race. With five laps to go, Miller was briefly bottled up in slower traffic, which again allowed Davis to close to within striking distance along the low groove.

However, Miller managed to negotiate the slower car and maintain his lead on the way to his third career PDTR Sprint Car A-main victory and fifth overall Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main triumph in a PDTR Sprint Car 30-lap A-main track record time of five minutes and 45 seconds in the non-stop race.

Davis, who heads into the final night of the 2018 PDTR Sprint Car season on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a 15-point lead over Miller at the top of the point standings, had to settle for second, fifth starter Lance Fassbender of Burnett finished third, Wenninger placed fourth and Bill Taylor of Kewaskum wound up fifth, after starting seventh.

Polesitter Dick Hed of Plymouth and outside front row starter Tyler Kulow dueled side by side during the opening lap of the highly entertaining 30-lap Grand National main event before Hed surged ahead to take the lead in turn two on lap 2.

On lap 3, West Bend’s Brad Weiss, who started fifth, shot up to seize third place and two laps later, Weiss pulled alongside Hed and the two dueled door-to-door for the lead on lap 5. On lap 7, Weiss surged ahead of Hed along the outside groove, while fourth starter Kurt Davis rode the high line to challenge Hed for second.

The first of three caution flags appeared on lap 8 when Darryl Trabel of Watertown and Dakota Cabunac spun in turn two. On the restart, Davis continued his charge along the high line while Grand National point leader Matt Loehr of Dotyville, who started third, ducked low to challenge for second on lap 9.

As Weiss, Davis and Loehr dueled in close quarters for the top spot, the second caution flag flew when Donny Singer stopped in turn two on lap 15. The action continued to rage on the restart has Davis and Loehr waged an epic battle for second behind Weiss, who stuck to the low groove to maintain a slight lead.

On lap 17, Davis grabbed second up high, while Kulow rallied to gain third on lap 18. Kulow ran the low groove to perfection to work past Davis for second on lap 19. However, Davis returned the favor on the next lap to regain second.

As Weiss, Davis, Kulow, Loehr and seventh starter Josh Pierce of Fredonia ran in close quarters at the front of the pack, the third and final caution flag was displayed on lap 23 when Cubanac stopped in turn two.

On the restart, Kulow moved up high to grab second from Davis on lap 24 and on the next lap he charged past Weiss to secure the top spot. Meanwhile, Davis cleared Weiss to gain second on lap 29.

Once ahead, Kulow pulled away to notch his fourth career PDTR Grand National A-main victory. Davis placed second, Weiss wound up third, Loehr secured his first career PDTR Grand National championship with a fourth-place finish and Pierce placed fifth.

Loehr topped Davis by 25 points in the final PDTR Grand National standings, while Kulow finished third 32 points behind Loehr.

Jesse Cullen of Chilton led the opening lap of the 30-lap B Mod A main before the first of four caution flags appeared for an incident involving Colten Van Hierden and Mark Hoeppner of Rubicon in turn two on lap 2.

After changing a flat left rear tire, Van Hierden restarted at the rear of the 20-car field. When the race resumed, sixth starter Bill Edler of Howards Grove moved in to take third and seventh starter Barry Maas of Cascade secure fourth in the running order.

As Cullen encountered slower traffic on lap 14, Edler closed in to mount a challenge before the second caution flag was displayed on lap 16 when Steve Lorier of Sheboygan and Mark Hoeppner spun in turn two. The incident forced Edler, who was running second, to take evasive action and spin into the infield. He took his car to the pit area and did not return to the track.

On the restart, Cullen led over fifth starter Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls as Van Hierden mounted an epic charge from the rear of the field to seize third on lap 17. After another caution for debris on lap 18, Van Hierden continued his march to the front taking second from Glander on lap 18 and setting his sights on Cullen.

On lap 21, Van Hierden used a low move to take over the top spot in turn four. As Van Hierden pulled away at the front of the field, a caution on lap 26 brought the race to a close due to the 30-minute time limit.

Van Hierden, who was making his first appearance of the 2018 season at Plymouth, claimed his third career PDTR B Mod A-main victory, Cullen placed second, 10th starter Travis Schmidt of Plymouth took third, Tim Sheppard of Beaver Dam wrapped up his first career PDTR B Mod track title with a fourth-place finish after starting 11th and Glander completed the top five.

In his first full season racing at Plymouth, Sheppard earned the B Mod championship by 36 points over Gary Glander. Travis Schmidt finished third 75 points behind Sheppard.

Second starter Tory Strauss of Sun Prairie led the first two laps of the 15-lap Micro Sprint A main before third starter Zach Boden seized the lead in turn four. Boden, who was the 2016 PDTR Micro Sprint champ, maintained the lead through a pair of caution flags to secure his ninth career PDTR Micro Sprint A-main win.

Jake Dohner of Milton placed second, Strauss was third, 2017 PDTR Micro Sprint champion Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake earned his second consecutive track title with a fourth-place finish and Jack Vanderboom of Dousman rounded out the top five.

Ruh topped Emily Portschy of Plymouth by 117 points to claim his second straight PDTR Micro Sprint title.

Mark Rose of Dorchester claimed the Dirt Kings Late Model Tour B main. Josh Walter of Plymouth won the MSA B main. Justin Bauer of Sheboygan Falls captured the B Mod B main.

The final regular PDTR racing program of the 2018 season, which was sponsored by Hidden Dreams Show Cattle, drew a large field 111 cars, including 28 Dirt Kings Late Model Tour cars, 27 Sprint Cars, 25 B Mods, 21 Grand Nationals and 10 Micro Sprints.

After two weeks off, the 2018 racing season will conclude with a doubleheader weekend of Sprint Car action on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29. The Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series will be in action, along with the Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars on Friday, Sept. 28.

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the IRA Sprint Cars and Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars will be joined by the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars and Wisconsin-Illinois Sprint Car Series for the final points night of the season for all four divisions.

Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart of Columbus, Ind. has indicated his intentions to return to race with the IRA 410 Sprint Car Series on Sept. 28-29, as has three-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champ Sammy Swindell of Germantown, Tenn., who will be making his debut appearance at Plymouth.

RICHARD'S OF DUNBAR SPRINT Date of Race: September 08, 2018 HEAT 1 1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, BILL TAYLOR. 3, TONY WONDRA. 4, SCOTT CONGER. 5, TRAVIS ARENZ. 6, ADAM MILLER. 7, PAUL POKORSKI. 8, TYLER BRABANT. 9, CHRIS CLAYTON. HEAT 2 1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, CHRIS FLICK. 3, LANCE FASSBENDER. 4, CHRIS LARSON. 5, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 6, DOUG WONDRA. 7, JOSH WALTER. 8, TIM HADDY. 9, EMILY PORTSCHY. HEAT 3 1, KURT DAVIS. 2, JUSTIN MILLER. 3, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 4, KEVIN KARNTZ. 5, JIM MELIS. 6, NICH MELIS. 7, AL SCHLAFER. 8, JACK VANDERBOOM. 9, DICK KAISER. (DNS). B FEATURE 1, JOSH WALTER. 2, TIM HADDY. 3, ADAM MILLER. 4, CHRIS CLAYTON. 5, AL SCHLAFER. 6, NICH MELIS. 7, TYLER BRABANT. 8, DICK KAISER. 9, EMILY PORTSCHY. 10, JACK VANDERBOOM. 11, CHRIS LARSON. A FEATURE 1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, LANCE FASSBENDER. 4, SHANE WENNINGER. 5, BILL TAYLOR. 6, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 7, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 8, JOSH WALTER. 9, DANNY SCHLAFER. 10, TRAVIS ARENZ. 11, PAUL POKORSKI. 12, SCOTT CONGER. 13, CHRIS FLICK. 14, KEVIN KARNTZ. 15, JIM MELIS. 16, DOUG WONDRA. 17, TONY WONDRA. 18, AL SCHLAFER. 19, CHRIS CLAYTON. 20, TIM HADDY. 21, ADAM MILLER. 22, NICH MELIS.

 

 

Lindsay Barney Wins Ironman Finale At Coos Bay; Set For Winged Sprint Car Debut This Saturday At CGS

By Ben Deatherage

Eagle Creek, Oregon- Lindsay Barney took on the Wingless Sprint Series one final time in 2018 at Coos Bay Speedway on Saturday, September 1st. The Eagle Creek native would have to battle it out with the best Non-Wing Sprint Car drivers in the Pacific Northwest for the Ironman Challenge. Despite getting behind the ball early things took a turn for the better as the night progressed along.

“I missed the set up a little bit in qualifying,” commented Lindsay, “I had the car way too free than I would have liked but we worked hard after that to make things better.”

Barney was eighth out of the eighteen cars on hand during time trials. She bounced back shortly later by winning her respected heat and getting second in the dash. Lindsay managed to draw a three pill to start inside second row for the feature.

The #57 entry wasn’t behind the pace setters for too long as she obtained the lead by the second lap. There Lindsay remained for quite some time before being challenged, and eventually passed, for the top spot. However, luck would have it that a caution was thrown out before the entire lap could be completed resulting in Barney retaining the front position.

The rest of the distance Lindsay Barney retained the lead. She went on to win her second race of the 2018 campaign with the Wingless Sprint Series and capturing the Ironman Challenge. With all the markers tallied up Lindsay was third in the final standings with the WSS.

The race season isn’t quite done yet as she will make her Winged Sprint Car debut on Saturday, September 8th, at Cottage Grove Speedway. Lindsay will compete against many Limited Sprint regulars that she has faced in Non-Wing competition.

“I really enjoy racing at Coos Bay it’s a very neat place to have a track. I’m looking forward to head back to Cottage Grove this Saturday to run with the wing on.”

Barney’s best performance at CGS this season was a third-place finish with the Wingless Sprint Series on June 16th. For the latest news and information regarding Lindsay be sure and “Like” their Facebook page JAB Motorsports.

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Sam Hefertepe Jr., Josh Hansen, Chris Hale and Jason Tolton Win on Insta-Panels Sprint Car Championship and Brock Leonard Memorial Night Dylan Westbrook and Shone Evans Crowned Sprint Car Champions

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 7, 2018) – Insta-Panels presented Sprint Car Championship night and the Brock Leonard Memorial as 124 cars signed in across four weekly divisions on Friday, September 7 at Ohsweken Speedway. It was the final points night of the season for Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars. It was also the prestigious 50-lap Brock Leonard Memorial for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks/Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt Series.

Prior to the action on the track, fans had the chance to meet some of their favourite drivers behind the grandstand area for autographs and had the opportunity to purchase some of their favourite drivers’ merchandise in the final Racers’ Marketplace of the season.

At intermission, the Strickland’s GMC Crate Engine draw took place, with all drivers who had 100% attendance in the Thunder Stock division in 2018 entered to win. Track owner Glenn Styres pulled Jim Lampman’s name as the winner of the new engine.

On the track, it was Rockwall, Texas native Sam Heferetepe Jr. who claimed his fourth career win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature. Sixteen-year-old Josh Hansen scored his first career Sprint Car win in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car and Action Sprint Tour combined Feature.

For the stock cars, it was Chris Hale who became the eighth different winner in as many races for Thunder Stock Brock Leonard Memorial while Jason Tolton closed out the night with a win in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Jim Huppunen and Sam Hefertepe Jr. led the field to the green flag for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. The opening lap caused some chaos as Mack DeMan nearly spun in turn one while Shawn Sliter and Scott Burk did get turned around to bring out the first yellow.

On the complete restart, Hefertepe jumped out to an early advantage over Huppunen while fourth-starting Dylan Westbrook quickly raced into second. Heferetepe of Rockwall, Texas, quickly caught traffic which slowed his pace and prevented him from growing his lead over Westbrook.

Still, Hefertepe found a way around each lapped car to keep his lead at 1.9 seconds at the halfway mark. With four laps to go, that gap narrowed to just over one second before the final caution with four laps remaining when Shawn Sliter stopped in turn three. The restart provided Hefertepe a clear track and saw him drive away to his fourth career Ohsweken win over Westbrook, Mikey Kruchka, Mack DeMan and Scott Kreutter.

Hefertepe, Mitch Brown and Westbrook were heat race winners earlier in the night. Hefertepe was the Ackland Insurance Top Gun after earning the most passing points in heat race action.

Westbrook’s second-place finish was enough to officially make him the Ohsweken 360 Sprint Car track champion for the second straight year, joining only his car owner Glenn Styres as the only drivers to win consecutive Sprint Car championships at Ohsweken.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars/Action Sprint Tour

Lucas Smith and Liam Martin lined up on the front row for the 20-lap championship Feature in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars and Action Sprint Tour division. The opening lap was disastrous for championship contenders Aaron Turkey and Jacob Dykstra, who were collected in a backstretch incident that also involved Trevor Young. Both drivers suffered race-ending damage, eliminating them from championship contention with the Action Sprint Tour and Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars.

The ensuing restart saw Martin drive to the inside in a bid for the lead, but Smith held off the challenge with a strong drive up top. Then on lap four it was Baily Heard driving to second past Martin following an excellent multi-lap battle before the caution waved the following lap when Holly Porter spun to bring out the yellow flag.

The restart saw Heard challenge Smith to the inside and the two drivers raced side-by-side until the next caution on lap eight when Brad Herron spun in turn three. The final restart on lap eight saw Heard try to drive outside Smith in turn one, but the challenge was unsuccessful.

Smith opened a considerable lead before ninth-starting Josh Hansen raced past Heard to take second on lap 14. Then, on lap 17, Smith stepped over the banking in turn three, allowing Hansen to use the bottom lane and drive to the lead. Smith held on to the second spot, but the 16-year-old Hansen ran a flawless final three laps to score his first career Sprint Car win while Smith settled for second ahead of Shone Evans.

With his third-place finish, Evans claimed both the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car 2018 Championship and the inaugural Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com championship. Ryan Hunsinger drove from the 21st starting spot to fourth while Baily Heard took a fifth-place result. Liam Martin, Jordan Hill and Hannah Ferrell were Heat Race winners earlier in the night while Aaron Turkey won the B-Main.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks/Insta-Panels Duel on the DIrt Series

Lee Winger and Steve Shaw paced the field to the green flag for the 50-lap Brock Leonard Memorial for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks/Insta-Panels Duel on the DIrt Series with Shaw taking the early lead.

Shaw paced the field through the first caution on lap six before Chris Hale drove to the inside of Shaw in a battle for the lead that continued for the next 19 laps with Blake Bomberry Jr. and Dave Bailey also challenging for second following a lap 19 restart.

At the halfway mark, Shaw continued to lead Bomberry, Hale, Ryan Beagle and Bailey. While Shaw stayed out front, he was never able to pull away by more than a couple of car lengths from a variety of second-place runners. With 12 laps to go, Hale tried the outside for the first time to get past Shaw and drove to the point on lap 38 by just a nose. Hale was able to pull away while Shaw fought off Beagle for second. As the action heated up, so did the temperature under the hood of Teeple’s No.11 car. A fire under the hood of Teeple’s car brought out the red flag with six laps remaining.

The stop didn’t bother Hale as he led the final six laps, including another restart, to score his third straight Feature win. Shaw took second ahead of Beagle while 24th starting Jonny Lowenberg was fourth and Brighton Speedway regular Justin Ramsay rounded out the top-five.

Chris Hale, Ken Sargent, Dave Bailey and Steve Shaw took heat race victories earlier in the night while Wade Purchase and Jay Liverance won the B-Mains.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

The HRW Automotive Mini Stock feature started with Jeff Elsliger and Cody Sommerville on the front row. The first lap saw Rob Twitchett and Mike Taylor come together in turn one for the first caution. When the race resumed, it was Fabio Olivieri who jumped out to lead the opening lap after starting third.

Kevin Thorne joined Olivieri in a two-car breakaway up front while a swarm of six cars battled two and three-wide for the lead five laps in to the event. The caution waved again on lap six when Kyle Wert spun in turn four and collected Cody Sommerville with damage to his right-front wheel.

On the restart, Olivieri maintained the point, but Mike Sarantakos was able to take second briefly before Kevin Thorne retook the spot. The battle for third was a four-car battle between Sarantakos, Tim DeBoer, Wayde Thorne and Jason Tolton.

On lap 11, Kevin Thorne and Jason Tolton made it three-wide to the inside of Olivieri. Then, on lap 12, Olivieri slipped over the cushion in turn two, allowing Tolton to take the lead and Kevin Thorne to drive into second. On the final corner, Kevin Thorne drove to the inside to try and steal the win, but Tolton held the middle line and claimed the win. Olivieri took third over Sarantakos while Matt Nuell drove to a fifth-place finish on just three wheels after losing his left-rear with two laps to go.

Olivieri, Tolton, Dusty DeBoer and Matt Nuell took heat race victories to begin the night while Sean Iftody won the B-Main.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action for its biggest weekend of the season on Friday, September 14 for the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals and Saturday, September 15 for the Arrow Express 14th Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. The top 360 Sprint Car racers in the Northeast will converge on Ohsweken to battle for the $10,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start prize in Saturday’s 35-lap A-Feature. Friday’s night before the nationals features twin 15-lap Features for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars as well as the rained out Patriot Sprint Tour Feature from July 20. It will also be the final points night for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. On Saturday, the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars join the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals show. Race time each night is 7:30pm.

Reserved adult grandstand admission is $20 for the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 14 and children 12 and under are $5 or less. Reserved adult grandstand admission is $40 for the Arrow Express 14th Canadian Sprint Car Nationals and $15 for children 12 and under. Reserved tickets can be purchased online in advance at www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. ______________________________ Ohsweken Speedway Race Report September 7, 2018 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Insta-Panels Race Night Total Entries – 124 ______________________________

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (21 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 15h Sam Heferetepe Jr. (2); 2. 47x Dylan Nanticoke (4); 3. 0 Mikey Kruchka (6); 4. 17x Mack DeMan (11); 5. 49 Scott Kreutter (5); 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (1); 7. 10 Mitch Brown (7); 8. 97 Cory Turner (9); 9. 9 Steve Lyons (12); 10. 91 Ryan Turner (21); 11. 77x Alex Hill (14); 12. 15 Dan Nanticoke (3); 13. 55 Mike Thorne (19); 14. 11 Jamie Turner (13); 15. 1-10 Jake Brown (15); 16. 0c Cole MacDonald (8); 17. 81 Derek Jonathan (18); 18. 44 Barry Dunn (17); 19. 9b Scott Burk (10); 20. 22 Shawn Sliter (16); 21. 21j John Burbridge Sr. (20) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Sam Hefertepe Jr. 1-20 Hard Charger – Ryan Turner +11 (21st to 10th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name - Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 15h Sam Hefertepe Jr. – Rockwall, TX, USA (4); 2. 49 Scott Kreutter – Alden, NY, USA (6); 3. 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (2); 4. 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON (3); 5. 1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford, ON (5); 6. 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON (7); 7. DNF 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (1)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:04.037) Finish. # Name - Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON (3); 2. 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (4); 3. 9b Scott Burk – Charing Cross, ON (2); 4. 0c Cole MacDonald – Waterdown, ON (7); 5. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (6); 6. 81 Derek Jonathan – Lewiston, NY, USA (1); 7. 21j John Burbridge Sr. – St. Williams, ON (5)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – 1:59.139) Finish. # Name - Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, ON (4); 2. 0 Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, ON (2); 3. 14h Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, ON (3); 4. 17x Mack DeMan – Mississauga, ON (5); 5. 77x Alex Hill – Six Nations, ON (6); 6. 55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON (1); 7. 44 Barry Dunn – Springfield, ON (7)

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Sam Hefertepe Jr. ______________________________

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (28 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 88h Josh Hansen (9); 2. 49L Lucas Smith (1); 3. 87x Shone Evans (14); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (21); 5. 70 Baily Heard (8); 6. 28 Jordan Hill (3); 7. 4 Hannah Ferrell (5); 8. 29 Liam Martin (2); 9. 1 Holly Porter (15); 10. 56 Dereck Lemyre (12); 11. 1eh Paul Klager (16); 12. 5 DJ Christie (10); 13. 08 Steven Beckett (17); 14. 12 Brad Herron (24); 15. 7 Caleb Wood (6); 16. 70mm Dave McKNight Jr. (20); 17. 9c Brian Nanticoke (11); 18. 38 Derek Miller (22); 19. 9 Paul Ballantyne (7); 20. 74 Rob Neely (13); 21. 3b Blaine Barrow (4); 22. 51 Trevor Young (23); 23. DNF 5d Jacob Dykstra (18); 24. DNF 68 Aaron Turkey (19) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Lucas Smith 1-16; Josh Hansen 17-20 Hard Charger – Ryan Hunsinger +17 (21st to 4th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – 2:04.129) Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, ON (1); 2. 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, ON (5); 3. 9 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, ON (4); 4. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, ON (6); 5. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, ON (10); 6. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, ON (8); 7. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, ON (9); 8. 38 Derek Miller – Ohsweken, ON (3); 9. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, ON (7); 10. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, ON (2)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, ON (4); 2. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, ON (1); 3. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, ON (2); 4. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (9); 5. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, ON (8); 6. 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, ON (3); 7. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, ON (7); 8. 24 Jeff Newham – Windsor, ON (5); 9. DNS 10 Lofton Schuts – Oakland, ON (6)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – 2:06.969) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, ON (5); 2. 7 Caleb Wood – London, ON (2); 3. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, ON (4); 4. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, ON (8); 5. 1 Holly Porter – Delhi, ON (7); 6. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, ON (9); 7. 69 Josh Hill – Ohsweken, ON (1); 8. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, ON (6); 9. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. – Brampton, ON (3)

B-Feature (12 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 3:11.559) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (1); 2. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. (8); 3. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (6); 4. 38 Derek Miller (4); 5. 51 Trevor Young (2); 6. 12 Brad Herron (7); 7. 69 Josh Hill (3); 8. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (9); 9. DNS 24 Jeff Newham (5); 10. DNS 10 Lofton Schuts (10)

 

 

Hansen Scores First Career Win; Evans Claims Inaugural AST Championship Historic Night at Ohsweken Caps Fantastic First Season for Action Sprint Tour

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 7, 2018) – Josh Hansen, a 16-year-old driver from Beamsville, Ont., took full advantage of a Lucas Smith misstep on lap 17 and led the final four laps to score his first career Sprint Car win in the final race of the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com inaugural season at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 7.

Smith and Liam Martin lined up on the front row for the 20-lap championship Feature which saw Shone Evans, Aaron Turkey and Jacob Dykstra all enter with a chance at the inaugural series title. Both Smith and Martin declined to take the Durnin Motors Front Row Challenge and drop to the 12th starting position for a shot at a $500 win bonus.

The opening lap was disastrous for contenders Turkey and Dykstra, who were collected in a backstretch incident that also involved Trevor Young. Both drivers suffered race-ending damage, eliminating them from championship contention and handing the title to Evans.

The ensuing restart saw Martin drive to the inside in a bid for the lead, but Smith held off the challenge with a strong drive up top. Then on lap four it was Baily Heard driving to second past Martin following an excellent multi-lap battle before the caution waved the following lap when Holly Porter spun to bring out the yellow flag.

The restart saw Heard challenge Smith to the inside and the two drivers raced side-by-side until the next caution on lap eight when Brad Herron spun in turn three. The final restart on lap eight saw Heard try to drive outside Smith in turn one, but the challenge was unsuccessful.

Smith opened a considerable lead before ninth-starting Josh Hansen raced past Heard to take second on lap 14. Then, on lap 17, Smith stepped over the banking in turn three, allowing Hansen to use the bottom lane and drive to the lead. Smith held on to the second spot, but the 16-year-old Hansen ran a flawless final three laps to score his first career Sprint Car win while Smith settled for second ahead of Shone Evans.

With his third-place finish, Evans claimed both the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com title and the Ohsweken Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car 2018 Championship. Evans’ podium finish would have been enough to earn both titles, even if Turkey and Dykstra would have finished first and second. Ryan Hunsinger drove from the 21st starting spot to fourth while Baily Heard took a fifth-place result.

Liam Martin, Jordan Hill and Hannah Ferrell were Heat Race winners earlier in the night while Aaron Turkey won the B-Main.

Stay tuned to www.ActionSprintTour.com for details regarding the Series year-end payouts and banquet information. _________________

Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report September 7, 2018 Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Total Entries – 28

Entry List No. Name – Hometown 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont. 1 Holly Porter – Delhi, Ont. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, Ont. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, Ont. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, Ont. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont. 7 Caleb Wood – London, Ont. 9 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, Ont. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont. 10 Lofton Schuts – Oakland, Ont. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, Ont. 24 Jeff Newham – Windsor, Ont. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, Ont. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont. 38 Derek Miller – Ohsweken, Ont. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, Ont. 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ont. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ont. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ont. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ont. 69 Josh Hill – Ohsweken, Ont. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ont. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. – Brampton, Ont. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ont. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, Ont. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 88h Josh Hansen (9); 2. 49L Lucas Smith (1); 3. 87x Shone Evans (14); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (21); 5. 70 Baily Heard (8); 6. 28 Jordan Hill (3); 7. 4 Hannah Ferrell (5); 8. 29 Liam Martin (2); 9. 1 Holly Porter (15); 10. 56 Dereck Lemyre (12); 11. 1eh Paul Klager (16); 12. 5 DJ Christie (10); 13. 08 Steven Beckett (17); 14. 12 Brad Herron (24); 15. 7 Caleb Wood (6); 16. 70mm Dave McKNight Jr. (20); 17. 9c Brian Nanticoke (11); 18. 38 Derek Miller (22); 19. 9 Paul Ballantyne (7); 20. 74 Rob Neely (13); 21. 3b Blaine Barrow (4); 22. 51 Trevor Young (23); 23. DNF 5d Jacob Dykstra (18); 24. DNF 68 Aaron Turkey (19) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Lucas Smith 1-16; Josh Hansen 17-20 Hard Charger – Ryan Hunsinger +17 (21st to 4th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – 2:04.129) Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, ON (1); 2. 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, ON (5); 3. 9 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, ON (4); 4. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, ON (6); 5. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, ON (10); 6. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, ON (8); 7. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, ON (9); 8. 38 Derek Miller – Ohsweken, ON (3); 9. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, ON (7); 10. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, ON (2)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, ON (4); 2. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, ON (1); 3. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, ON (2); 4. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (9); 5. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, ON (8); 6. 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, ON (3); 7. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, ON (7); 8. 24 Jeff Newham – Windsor, ON (5); 9. DNS 10 Lofton Schuts – Oakland, ON (6)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – 2:06.969) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, ON (5); 2. 7 Caleb Wood – London, ON (2); 3. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, ON (4); 4. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, ON (8); 5. 1 Holly Porter – Delhi, ON (7); 6. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, ON (9); 7. 69 Josh Hill – Ohsweken, ON (1); 8. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, ON (6); 9. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. – Brampton, ON (3)

B-Feature (12 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 3:11.559) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (1); 2. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. (8); 3. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (6); 4. 38 Derek Miller (4); 5. 51 Trevor Young (2); 6. 12 Brad Herron (7); 7. 69 Josh Hill (3); 8. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (9); 9. DNS 24 Jeff Newham (5); 10. DNS 10 Lofton Schuts (10); _________________

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

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Cory Eliason Wins Inaugural Platinum Cup
BY: Troy Hennig
(Chico, CA) 9/6/18…Kingsburg sprint car driver Cory Eliason piloted the McCollochs RV Repair No. 17 to the win during the 30-lap Platinum Cup main event Thursday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. Eliason picked up his second career win at Silver Dollar Speedway. His first win came in 2016.
Forty-six-winged sprint cars entered the second night of the Gold Cup. The 30-lap main event saw Jace Vander Weerd jump out to the early lead. On the third lap Tim Kaeding passed Vander Weerd for the top spot. Eighth place starting Kyle Larson quickly jumped into the third spot by lap seven. Unfortunately, five laps later, Larson tried to avoid a spinning car and clipped the curb in turn four that sent his car upside down. The red was needed. Larson was uninjured but done for the night.
On the ensuing restart, Eliason moved into the second spot and one lap later passed Kaeding for the lead. While the top two never changed the next 15 laps, behind them third on back was never settled until the final laps. Vander Weerd was trying to hold off a charging Tanner Thorson for third. On lap 17 Thorson drove around Vander Weerd. Two laps later, Thorson missed his line, and this allowed Vander Weerd back around. Thorson’s night ended on lap 25 when he pulled off the track and went back to the pits.
Bud Kaeding had earned the hard charger award the night before. During this main event, he was rocketing towards the front again after starting in the tenth position. Kaeding had maneuvered himself around Vander Weerd for third place on lap 23. Kaeding began to close in on brother Tim during the final five laps. Eliason was smooth up front. Neither of the Kaeding’s were close enough to challenge Eliason for the win. At the finish line it was Eliason, Tim Kaeding, Bud Kaeding, Vander Weerd and Sanders.
Chase Johnson started 20th and finished sixth. An incredible drive for the VSR Motorsports No. 5v. Johnson beat 15th place starting Chelsea Blevins for the sixth spot. In fact, the two swapped positions the last three laps. Blevins came home seventh. Kalib Henry roared through the field and finished eighth. Colby Copeland finished ninth. Jodie Robinson rounded out the top ten.
Michael Ing won the 12-lap B main event. Ing started fourth and led the final seven laps. Colby Johnson, John Clark and Chase Johnson followed Ing into the main event.
The Menne Hay Ranch, Inc./Withrows Motorsports dash for cash saw Eliason win the race and pick up an extra $500. Thorson ran second followed by Tony Gualda. Gualda was running fifth in the main event until lap 18 when he slowed to a stop on the track.
Cody Smith led all 10 laps to win the C main event. Jimmy Stewart finished second and transferred to the B main.
All four heat race winners earned the right to start in the first two rows of the upcoming main event. Winners included Vander Weerd, Tim Kaeding, Jodie Robinson and Justin Sanders.
Gualda turned the nights fastest lap at a 12.680. Larson was second quick followed by Thorson.
Full Results available at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1586895

 

Tim Kaeding Ends Six Year Drought at Chico
BY: Troy Hennig
(Chico, CA) 9/5/18…Tim Kaeding led all 30-laps to win the Civil War main event during the first night of the 65th Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway. The last time Kaeding had been to victory lane at Chico was August 18, 2012. With the win, Kaeding now has 57 career triumphs at Silver Dollar Speedway. Kaeding lit up the track in turn four with post-race victory donuts and was very emotional in victory lane. “It feels good to get back to victory lane here at Chico,” said Kaeding. Kaeding celebrated the win with son Tannyn and girlfriend Sharee along with Joshua Bates and the entire No. 42x R and B Company team.
Forty-six Civil War Sprint Cars entered night one of the 65th Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway. Twenty C&H Veteran Ent. presented by Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour sprint cars joined them for a big night of racing.
Twenty-two cars lined up for the 30-lap feature event. Kaeding jumped out to the lead. It was a spot he would never give up. Tanner Thorson shadowed Kaeding the entire event. Mason Moore grabbed the third spot. While the top three never changed, plenty of action was taking place in fourth on back. Sean Becker used the middle of the track to his liking and passed numerous cars. At one point he raced in fourth. Justin Sanders and Andy Forsberg both were top five cars all night also. Four cars wreck in turn two on lap 14. Those involved included Cody Hodgson, Chase Majdic, Michael Ing and Nathan Rolfe.
As the race continued tire management would be critical because the track began to take rubber. The drivers did their best to search for the best line but also not abuse their tires. It was impressive to watch Kaeding and Thorson race so close and hard lap after lap. Kaeding had to be technical and hit his marks. One slip up by Kaeding and Thorson would be there to capitalize. Dustin Freitas spun on lap 27 to bring out the final caution. The final three laps played out like the previous 27. Kaeding held enough of an advantage to beat Thorson to the finish line. Moore held on for third. Sanders finished fourth and Forsberg was fifth. Sean Becker drifted a bit back to sixth. Chase Johnson ran seventh. Bud Kaeding was the hard charger of the night and finished eighth.
Kalib Henry led all six laps to win the Civil War dash. Tim Kaeding was second. This finish put both these drivers on the front row of the 30-lap feature event.
The 12-lap B main event was won by Geoff Ensign. Colby Copeland shadowed Ensign the entire time but was never able to get around him. Cody Hodgson grabbed the third spot. Chase Majdic made a rare start and finished fourth. Jace Vander Weerd finished fifth. The sixth and final transfer was Dustin Freitas. Props to Freitas for coming out the C main and working his way into a transfer to the feature event.
Auburn’s Andy Forsberg picked up his 50th career fast time award at Silver Dollar Speedway. His fast lap was timed at 12.073.
The four, ten-lap heat race winners were Mason Moore, Tim Kaeding, Chase Johnson and Tanner Thorson.
The 25-lap C&H Veteran Ent. presented by Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour sprint cars main event was the best race of the night. While the first lap of the main event was a barn burner, it was the last lap that the fans will remember for a long time. There was action all over the speedway during the entirety of the race. Geoff Ensign led the first lap. The race continued to be great as Shawn Jones used the high scary side to take the lead away from Ensign on lap two. Terry Schank Jr. and Jake Morgan were battling for the third spot. Lap three saw Troy DeGaton spin to a stop in turn three. On the restart, Jones drifted off the edge in turn three and lost the lead. Ninth place starting Nick Larson took the lead on lap five. Ensign tracked down Larson on the high side and took the lead back on lap seven. Morgan was all over Larson for second on lap eight. Before the next lap was completed, Scott Chapela and Kaimi Costa made contact that resulted in Chapela flipping in turn three.
The lap seven restart had Ensign, Morgan and Terry Schank Jr. as the top three. Larson headed to the work area under the red flag and had to restart at the rear. The field stayed the same until lap nine when Kelly Hicks stopped in turn four. Morgan slid Ensign for the lead on lap ten. Lap 12 Ensign drifted over the small cushion in turn three and lost more spots. Jones passed Schank Jr. on lap 14 for second. Heart break city on lap 18 as Morgan came to a stop in the middle of the back stretch and gave up the lead to Jones.
Seven laps remained to determine the winner. Casey McClain started tenth but was now in the third spot for the restart. Jones led Schank Jr. to the green. McClain passed Schank Jr. for second on lap 21. Tony Richards moved into the third spot on lap 22. The final lap was epic. McClain passes Jones coming to the white flag. Jones passes McClain out of turn two and tries to squeeze his car to the bottom in turn three. However, McClain never lifts, and keeps his car to the inside of Jones. They race side by side through turn three and four. Coming out of turn four they bang wheels, neither driver giving an inch. McClain was able to keep his car straight and accelerate towards the finish line and win the race. The crowd was appreciative of both drivers’ efforts. Ensign snuck ahead of Jones and finished second.
Fast Time tonight was Jesse Love. He receives the Quick Time Mortgage $100 bonus. Heat one winner Geoff Ensign picks up the King Racing Products $100 gift certificate. Cody Spencer won heat two and picked up the SpeedMart $100 certificate. The heat three Benic Enterprises $100 gift certificate went to winner Tony Richards. Ensign won the six-lap dash presented by Santamauro Racing Products.
Full results available at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1586714

 

SUSICE AND LYONS CLAIM SOS LABOUR DAY CLASSIC WINS AT BRIGHTON

By Tommy Goudge

BRIGHTON, Ontario (September 2, 2018) - Ryan Susice and Steve Lyons took Southern Ontario Sprints feature wins during an action-packed 16th Annual Labour Day Classic Weekend at Brighton Speedway, while Cory Turner inched closer to his first SOS championship.

Saturday's feature race saw Tyler Rand take the early lead before Steve Lyons took over and claimed his first ever 360 Sprint Car feature win. Cory Turner moved up to take the runner-up spot, followed by his brother and fellow title contender Ryan Turner in third. Rick Wilson, Chris Jones, Shawn Sliter, Tyler Rand, Jamie Turner, Mike Thorne, and Holly Porter rounded out the top ten. Dylan Westbrook suffered mechanical problems which put his chances for a third consecutive SOS championship in jeopardy. Ryan Turner, Cory Turner, and Dylan Westbrook claimed heat race wins, while Mike Ferrell took the win in the "Dream Come True" Dash for Cash race.

Sunday's feature saw the podium swept by three drivers who weren't in action at Brighton the night before. Modified standout Ryan Susice took the $2,000 feature win over brothers Mitch and Jake Brown, while Dylan Westbrook charged from the seventh row to finish fourth. Ryan Turner, Cory Turner, Tyler Rand, Kyle Phillips, Chris Jones, and Holly Porter rounded out the top ten. Holly Porter, Jake Brown, and Cory Turner claimed heat race wins, while Steve Lyons won the Dash for Cash, and Holly Porter took the victory in the 12 lap Simon Petit Memorial Wingless Sprint Car Dash. Cory Turner now unofficially leads the SOS standings by 55 points over Ryan Turner heading into the championship finale, with Dylan Westbrook 106 points out of the lead.

The Southern Ontario Sprints donated the club's half of their 50/50 draw proceeds on both Saturday and Sunday to injured driver Tyler Hendricks and his family, while Mike Ferrell and April Wilson also donated their Dash for Cash race winnings. Please visit www.gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-tyler-hendricks if you wish to contribute.

The SOS season championship will be decided this Saturday, September 8 when the tour heads to Merrittville Speedway for the final points-paying event of the season. Visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com for additional information. The SOS will then head back to Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15 as an affiliate sanction of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals for the 14th consecutive year. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for additional information.

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ENTRY LIST (Number Name - Hometown) 0 Holly Porter - Delhi, Ontario 9 Steve Lyons - Carlisle, Ontario 11 Jamie Turner - Caistor Centre, Ontario 11j Chris Jones - Picton, Ontario 15 Mike Ferrell - London, Ontario 15aw April Wilson - Joyceville, Ontario 16 Rick Wilson - Joyceville, Ontario 21 Kyle Phillips - Grand Island, New York 22 Shawn Sliter - Port Colborne, Ontario 22x Al Gilleta Jr. - St. Catharines, Ontario 25 Warren Mahoney - Lefroy, Ontario 47x Dylan Westbrook - Scotland, Ontario 55 Mike Thorne - Caledonia, Ontario 66 Frank Baranowski - Mount Hope, Ontario 71s Josh Sliter - Port Colborne, Ontario 79 Mike Bradley - 84 Tyler Rand - Picton, Ontario 91 Ryan Turner - Caistor Centre, Ontario 97 Cory Turner - Caistor Centre, Ontario 98 Paul Pekkonen - Brockville, Ontario

HEAT RACE #1 (Started) 8 laps - NT 1. 91 Ryan Turner (1), 2. 11 Jamie Turner (2), 3. 0 Holly Porter (3), / 4. 22 Shawn Sliter (6), 5. 98 Paul Pekkonen (4), 6. 25 Warren Mahoney (5), 7. 22x Al Gilleta Jr. (7)

HEAT RACE #2 (Started) 8 laps - NT 1. 97 Cory Turner (1), 2. 11j Chris Jones (3), 3. 9 Steve Lyons (5), / 4. 71s Josh Sliter (6), 5. 15aw April Wilson (4), 6. 21 Kyle Phillips (2), 7. 79 Mike Bradley (7)

HEAT RACE #3 (Started) 8 laps - NT 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6), 2. 16 Rick Wilson (1), 3. 84 Tyler Rand (3), / 4. 15 Mike Ferrell (2), 5. 55 Mike Thorne (4), 6. 66 Frank Baranowski (5)

FOUR WIDE DESIGN "DREAM COME TRUE" DASH FOR CASH (Started) 4 laps - NT 1. 15 Mike Ferrell (1), 2. 22x Al Gilleta Jr. (2), 3. 16 Roger Levesque (3), 4. 79 Mike Bradley (4)

A-FEATURE (Started) 25 laps - NT 1. 9 Steve Lyons (2) 2. 97 Cory Turner (5) 3. 91 Ryan Turner (6) 4. 16 Rick Wilson (8) 5. 11j Chris Jones (4) 6. 22 Shawn Sliter (10) 7. 84 Tyler Rand (1) 8. 11 Jamie Turner (9) 9. 55 Mike Thorne (15) 10. 0 Holly Porter (3) 11. 25 Warren Mahoney (16) 12. 71s Josh Sliter (11) 13. 98 Paul Pekkonen (13) 14. 21 Kyle Phillips (17) 15. 15 Mike Ferrell (12) 16. 66 Frank Baranowski (18) 17. 15aw April Wilson (14) 18. 22x Al Gilleta Jr. (19) 19. 79 Mike Bradley (20) 20. DNF 47x Dylan Westbrook (7) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Tyler Rand (1-6), Steve Lyons (7-25) Hard Charger – Mike Thorne +6 (15th to 9th)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 2018 SEASON EVENT #9 - LABOUR DAY CLASSIC NIGHT #2 BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY - BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA

ENTRY LIST (Number Name - Hometown) 0 Holly Porter - Delhi, Ontario 9 Steve Lyons - Carlisle, Ontario 10 Mitch Brown - Brantford, Ontario 11 Jamie Turner - Caistor Centre, Ontario 11j Chris Jones - Picton, Ontario 15 Mike Ferrell - London, Ontario 15aw April Wilson - Joyceville, Ontario 16 Rick Wilson - Joyceville, Ontario 18 Ryan Susice - Ransomville, New York 21 Kyle Phillips - Grand Island, New York 22 Shawn Sliter - Port Colborne, Ontario 22x Al Gilleta Jr. - St. Catharines, Ontario 25 Warren Mahoney - Lefroy, Ontario 47x Dylan Westbrook - Scotland, Ontario 66 Frank Baranowski - Mount Hope, Ontario 71s Josh Sliter - Port Colborne, Ontario 79 Bob Crawford - Sutton, Ontario 84 Tyler Rand - Picton, Ontario 91 Ryan Turner - Caistor Centre, Ontario 97 Cory Turner - Caistor Centre, Ontario 98 Paul Pekkonen - Brockville, Ontario 110 Jake Brown - Brantford, Ontario

HEAT RACE #1 (Started) 8 laps - 1:58.244 1. 0 Holly Porter (8), 2. 18 Ryan Susice (5), 3. 11 Jamie Turner (1), / 4. 16 Rick Wilson (2), 5. 21 Kyle Phillips (4), 6. 25 Warren Mahoney (3), 7. 66 Frank Baranowski (7), 8. DNF 79 Bob Crawford (6)

HEAT RACE #2 (Started) 8 laps - NT 1. 110 Jake Brown (1), 2. 91 Ryan Turner (3), 3. 10 Mitch Brown (2), / 4. 11j Chris Jones (4), 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6), 6. 9 Steve Lyons (7), 7. 15aw April Wilson (5)

HEAT RACE #3 (Started) 8 laps - NT 1. 97 Cory Turner (1), 2. 84 Tyler Rand (3), 3. 98 Paul Pekkonen (5), / 4. 71s Josh Sliter (4), 5. 15 Mike Ferrell (7), 6. 22x Al Gilleta Jr. (6), 7. DNF 22 Shawn Sliter (2)

DOCKS ARE US DASH FOR CASH (Started) 4 laps - 1:01.531 1. 9 Steve Lyons (1), 2. 22 Shawn Sliter (4), 3. 15aw April Wilson (3), 4. 66 Frank Baranowski (2)

SIMON PETIT MEMORIAL WINGLESS SPRINT CAR DASH PRESENTED BY RBM CARRIERS, BLACK'S TRANSPORT, MARBERT TRANSPORT, SPEEDWAY AUTO MACHINE, & FOUR WIDE DESIGN (Started) 12 laps - NT 1. 0 Holly Porter (3), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (5), 3. 11j Chris Jones (4), 4. 98 Paul Pekkonen (6), 5. 25 Warren Mahoney (1), 6. 15 Mike Ferrell (2), 7. 15aw April Wilson (7), 8. 16 Rick Wilson (8)

A-FEATURE (Started) 25 laps - NT 1. 18 Ryan Susice (4) 2. 10 Mitch Brown (5) 3. 110 Jake Brown (2) 4. 47x Dylan Westbrook (14) 5. 91 Ryan Turner (3) 6. 97 Cory Turner (8) 7. 84 Tyler Rand (7) 8. 21 Kyle Phillips (13) 9. 11j Chris Jones (11) 10. 0 Holly Porter (1) 11. 16 Rick Wilson (10) 12. 11 Jamie Turner (6) 13. 9 Steve Lyons (17) 14. 66 Frank Baranowski (19) 15. 22 Shawn Sliter (21) 16. 15aw April Wilson (20) 17. 25 Warren Mahoney (16) 18. 15 Mike Ferrell (15) 19. 79 Bob Crawford (22) 20. 71s Josh Sliter (12) 21. 98 Paul Pekkonen (9) 22. DNF 22x Al Gilleta Jr. (18) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Jake Brown (1-8), Ryan Susice (9-25) Hard Charger – Dylan Westbrook +10

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2018 SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS SCHEDULE & WINNERS 1. May 19 – Brighton Speedway – RAIN 2. June 16 – Brighton Speedway – Dylan Westbrook (1) 3. June 23 – Merrittville Speedway – RAIN 4. July 7 – Brighton Speedway – Cory Turner (1) 5. July 28 – Brighton Speedway – Ryan Turner (1) 6. August 17 – Ohsweken Speedway – Scott Kreutter (1) 7. August 18 – South Buxton Raceway – Dylan Westbrook (2) 8. September 1 – Brighton Speedway – Steve Lyons (1) 9. September 2 – Brighton Speedway – Ryan Susice (1) 10. September 8 – Merrittville Speedway NP. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway (Night Before the Nationals) NP. September 15 – Ohsweken Speedway (Canadian Sprint Car Nationals) SOS MEDIA Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2018 marks the 23rd year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints tour. The 2018 schedule consists of 12 events at four different race tracks in Ontario; each SOS tour event pays a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca for more information.

SOS SUPPORTERS The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2018 partners, including Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, South Buxton Raceway, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and Kreitz Oval Track Parts.

 

 

Matt Farnham Invades For Action Sprint Tour Win at Humberstone Speedway Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media Becomes First American Winner on Action Sprint Tour

By Clayton Johns with files from Steven Petty

PORT COLBORNE, Ont. (September 3, 2018) – Tonawanda, NY’s Matt Farnham took full advantage of re-drawing the pole and led all 20 laps to score victory in his first career start with the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com on Sunday night at Humberstone Speedway. The win adds Farnham’s name to the Action Sprint Tour record books as the fifth different winner in series history and the first American driver to claim a win. The win is even more remarkable considering the Empire State driver is normally a 358 Modified driver at Ransomville Speedway and not regular Sprint Car pilot.

“I’ve had experience at Humberstone in the Sportsman and I cannot thank Trey Hoddick, Scott Kreutter and my crew enough for this opportunity,” Farnham said in Victory Lane.

Farnham and the “Beamsville Bullet” Paul Klager bring the 15-car field to the green flag after both drivers declined the Durnin Motors Front Row Challenge and the chance to earn a bonus $500 if either could win from the 12th starting spot.

Farnham grabbed the early lead with Aaron Turkey and Shone Evans battling side-by-side for third over the opening laps. Evans eventually emerged with the spot. While Farnham had opened an early advantage, he got off the top of the racing surface in turn two with eight laps to go, allowing Klager to reel in the point man.

A lap 13 restart following a Trevor Young spin in turn two saw Farnham re-establish his advantage up front while Klaher, Evans, Turkey and Josh Hansen raced inside the top-five. Farnham went on to lead the remainder of the race to complete the win in his first career tour start. Paul Klager earned a season-best runner-up finish while Shone Evans rounded out the podium. Turkey and Hansen completed the top-five. Shone Evans’ third-place finish added two points to his lead over Aaron Turkey in the championship standings entering Friday’s tour finale. The gap stands at just eight points prior to the deciding race, meaning Turkey is still very much alive in the chase for the crown.

The Action Sprint Tour completes its inaugural season this coming Friday on September 7 when it will crown the first champion at Ohsweken Speedway. Race time is 7:00pm. Additional event information is available at www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. _________________ Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report September 2, 2018 Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada Total Entries – 15

Entry List No. Name – Hometown 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, Ont. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont. 7f Matt Farnham – Tonawanda, NY 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, Ont. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, Ont. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, Ont. 49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, Ont. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ont. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ont. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, Ont. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 7f Matt Farnham; 2. 1eh Paul Klager; 3. 87x Shone Evans; 4. 68 Aaron Turkey; 5. 88h Josh Hansen; 6. 29 Liam Martin; 7. 5d Jacob Dykstra; 8. 43h Ryan Hunsinger; 9. 28 Jordan Hill; 10. 08 Steven Beckett; 11. 9c Brian Nanticoke; 12. 12 Brad Herron; 13. 51 Trevor Young; 14. 56 Dereck Lemyre; 15. 3b Blaine Barrow A-Feature Lap Leaders – Matt Farnham 1-20 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0E0ooMpMs0&feature=youtu.be

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1. 1eh Paul Klager; 2. 29 Liam Martin; 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre; 4. 08 Steven Beckett; 5. 9c Brian Nanticoke Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q4FVpCmQxw&feature=youtu.be

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1. 12 Brad Herron; 2. 68 Aaron Turkey; 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra; 4. 28 Jordan Hill; 5. 51 Trevor Young Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD5DOyyZvgg&feature=youtu.be

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1. 87x Shone Evans; 2. 7f Matt Farnham; 3. 88h Josh Hansen; 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger; 5. DNS 3b Blaine Barrow Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO5FxmvPPJQ&feature=youtu.be _________________ 2018 Action Sprint Tour Top-5 Points Update Following September 2 at Humberstone Speedway 1. 87x Shone Evans – 679 2. 68 Aaron Turkey – 671 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra – 655 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – 581 5. 1eh Paul Klager – 567 _________________

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

 

 

MARK SMITH SWEEPS PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR SWING THROUGH PENNSYLVANIA

(Selinsgrove, PA) Mark Smith backed up his win at Baps Motor Speedway Saturday night by scoring his second consecutive win with the Patriots Sunday evening at Selinsgrove Speedway.

“It takes me a few laps to get me going” Smith expressed in victory lane. “It is just our set up so when I start back in traffic, it gets a little more difficult for me, but starting up front in clean air it is definitely an advantage.”

Smith was fortunate to start on the front row along side previous Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main Winner at Selinsgrove, Chad Layton as the two veterans would bring the 22 car field to the green flag.

When the green flag dropped, Davie Franek’s car would not fire and the caution flag would immediately come out. After going to the work area and making it back to the track, his car still would not fire and the 2018 Selinsgrove track champion was done for the night.

Layton and Smith would bring the field back to green once again as the two would contest for the top spot with multiple exchanges for the lead occurring in the first two circuits of the 30 lap A-Main. Also running in the top and pressuring for the lead would be Cody Keller, Kyle Drum, and Chuck Hebing.

Then on the third lap, third place runner, Cody Keller contacted the turn three wall flipping several times bringing out the red flag.

An Open Red was then called for the teams to re-fuel and make tire adjustments, they were given ten minutes.

Smith would bring the single file field back to green extending his lead over Layton, Drum, Hebing and Jason Shultz.

Jason Shultz would continue to click by cars eventually finding himself battling for the second position with Chad Layton.

The second red flag of the night would come out on lap 13 when Jordan Thomas would lose control of his car heading into turn three hitting the wall hard and getting tipped over on his side. Thomas would be okay but his car was not as they had to tow it back to the pits making his night complete.

In the second half of the race, the top three would break away from the rest of the field with Smith still leading over Layton and Shultz. Shultz would get by Layton on lap 15 and start to chase Mark Smith.

Another driver starting to go forward was eighth place starter, Derek Locke as he was able to clear fourth place runner, Chuck Hebing on lap 18. Lap traffic would eventually go away from the race leaders which allowed Shultz to gain ground on Smith.

Shultz would get within striking distance on lap 27 before slipping up on turn two benefitting Smith to pull away for his second straight win of the weekend. Shultz would settle for second followed by Layton, Derek Locke and late race hard charger, Ryan Taylor.

“I was just hoping to hold my line on the straights and not open up my entry too much going into one, if nobody is there then you can give yourself a little bit of room but you still have to be careful.” Smith continued.

Jason Shultz finished on the podium once again at Selinsgrove with the Patriots and was very happy to hang on.

“I don’t know if I was doing the best job on the high side, but I was just trying to keep some speed” Shultz said. “I was hoping he might screw up but he didn’t and I did so I fell back a little.”

Shultz also really enjoyed the race he had with Chad Layton battling for that runner up position.

“Chad was really good tonight, I love racing with him, he is a real hard competitor so once you get by him you know you are doing something right.”

Chad Layton picked up the win with the Patriot Sprint Tour earlier this season for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial and was quite happy to take home another podium finish with PST, his third career overall at Selinsgrove.

“We tried our best, tried to keep it in striking distance, you never know what can happen in lap traffic” comment Layton. “It seems like we always rise to the occasion when these bigger races come up, we are always trying and it just seems to play out that way.”

Heat races went to Smith, Cody Keller, and Davie Franek. This was Mark Smith’s fourth career Patriot Sprint Tour win which includes a non-point race at Williams Grove Speedway back in 2011.

He and a strong field of cars will look to keep it going at the 14th Running of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals in Ohsweken Ontario on Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15. There is a make up A-Main for the Patriots in the Friday program that pays $3,333 to win.

Please be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com to search for more information, or to like Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, or to follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

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Quick Results- Selinsgrove Speedway

A Main: 1) M1-MARK SMITH (2) 2) 29-Jason Shultz 3) 35-Chad Layton 4) 77-Derek Locke 5) 3z-Ryan Taylor 6) 45-Chuck Hebing 7) 19-Colby Womer 8) 9-Ryan Linder 9) 47-Kyle Drum 10) 33w-Michael Walter II 11) 71-Jessica Anderson 12) 11-Jim Shuster 13) 49-Mallie Shuster 14) 6-Tyler Denochick 15) 30-Scott Goodrich 16) 67-Pete Richardson 17) 511-John Sharpe 18) 79-Jordan Thomas 19) 3-Todd Gracey 20) 121-Steve Glover 21) 99k-Cody Keller 22) 28f-Davie Franek 23) 66-Ryan Kissinger (DNF)

Heat 1: 1) Cody Keller 2) 29-Jason Shultz 3) 35-Chad Layton 4) 45-Chuck Hebing 5) 71-Jessica Anderson 6) 6- Tyler Denochick 7) 11-Jim Shuster 8) 67-Pete Richardson

Heat 2: 1) M1-Mark Smith 2) 77-Derek Locke 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 19-Colby Womer 5) 33w-Michael Walter II 6) 49-Mallie Shuster 7) 511-John Sharpe 8) 66-Ryan Kissinger

Heat 3: 1) 28f-Davie Franek 2) 3z-Ryan Taylor 3) 47-Kyle Drum 4) 9-Ryan Linder 5) 30-Scott Goodrich 6) 3-Todd Gracey 7) 121-Steve Glover

Patriot Sprint Tour Championship Standings: 1) 45- Chuck Hebing (1629) 2) 79-Jordan Thomas (1550) 3) 47- Kyle Drum (1408) 4) 30- Scott Goodrich (1367) 5) 67-Pete Richardson (1346) 6) 121-Steve Glover (1299) 7) Paulie Colagiovanni (854) 8) 82-Jared Zimbardi (775) 9) 17z-Josh Azzi (770) 10) 28f-Davie Franek (664)

 

 

BALLOU TAKES THE CHALLENGE AT TRI-STATE

Haubstadt, IN - September 2, 2018 - Robert Ballou was ready for the
Labor Day Weekend Challenge at Tri-State Speedway Sunday night. He
claimed his second victory of the season in racing with the Hoosier
Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series. Ballou started ootside pole, grabbed
the lead, and found the fastest line around the quarter mile oval.
The green light was on and it stayed on all 30 laps. There was
racing throughout the 21 car field. Two or three distinct packs of
cars formed. But up front there was only Ballou. The feature was
over quickly without the experience of a caution. Ballou took the
checkered flag having built up an impressive eight second lead.
The Ballou Motorsports Ott powered BOSS sprint car is sponsored by
Dickinson Farms and Deaton‚€™s Waterfront Service. The Rocklin,
California, driver is now tied for third on the MSCS All Time Wins
list with 14 victories.
Defending 2017 Challenge winner Kyle Cummins became the last
challenger during the feature. He started tenth on the field and
worked his way forward in quest of a repeat victory. He had moved up
to second by lap 24 after getting by MSCS Points leader Carson Short.
Short slipped back to fourth handicapped by a broken shock. Josh
Hodges who races out of Albuquerque, NM, took third. Chase Stockon
rounded out the top five. The immense effort by Kyle Cummins earned
him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award.
Pole sitter Dakota Jackson led the second five to the finish line.
Only nine drivers avoided being lapped by Ballou. Donny Brackett
finished seventh in the feature followed by fast qualifier Stephen
Schnapf, Brandon Mattox, and Critter Malone. Chet Williams collected
the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in finishing eleventh,
The three sprint car heat races were victories for Dakota Jackson,
Robert Ballou, and Carson Short. Stephen Schnapf won the B Main in
which he competed after experiencing problems early in the first heat
race. Newcomer Chayse Hayhurst claimed the last feature transfer
with a fifth place finish in the B.
The UMP Modifieds were 34 strong in support of a program with a built
in bonus. They competed in the regular show paying $1,000 to win the
feature and also in a make-up feature for the rained-out Summit
Modified Nationals event from June 24th paying $1,500 to win.
Zack Fair won the regular feature that concluded the night‚€™s racing
activity. Dave Beck, Brandon McDowell, Stan Beadles, and Mark Lamont
finished in the top five. Heats were won by Matt Lane, Dave Beck,
Zack Fair, and Dustin Beck. Jerry Davis won the B Main.
Brandon McDowell won the Summit Modified feature held at the
beginning of the program. McDowell persevered despite having to face
two late race restarts when a yellow came out with a lap to go. Dave
Beck, Dustin Beck, Zack Fair, and John Clippinger rounded out the top
five.
The next event at Tri-State Speedway and for MSCS will be the
Haubstadt Hustler on September 15. The event is co-sanctioned with
USAC. $10,000 will go to the winner. It is the biggest purse of the
season. If a rain date should be needed, it will be Sunday September
16. The UMP Modifieds will also be racing.
Provided as News and Information for MSCS & Tri-State Speedway.

SUMMARY
Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt, IN
Labor Day Weekend Challenge
September 2, 2018

Hoosier Tire MSCS Sprint Cars (27 Entries):

Overall Top Qualifier - 61M Stephen Schnapf, 13.653 seconds
First Heat - 3 Dakota Jackson, 28 Brandon Mattox, 17 Kendall Ruble, 3C
Kyle Cummins
_________63 Josh Cunningham, 99 Alec Sipes, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 5-o Daron
Clayton,
_________61M Stephen Schnapf
Second Heat - 12 Robert Ballou, 7 Critter Malone, 74x Josh Hodges, 32
Chase Stockon,
___________ 98 Brandon Morin, 14J Jadon Rogers, 11 James Lyerla, 45 Eric
Perrott,
___________ 37 Dave Gross
Third Heat - 21 Carson Short, 4B Donny Brackett, 38 Chet Williams, 5K Kent
Schmidt,
__________ 70 Jordan Kinser, 10 Aric Gentry, 76 Charlie Belden Jr., 27
Brian Wallace,
__________ 36 Collin Ambrose DNS
B Main - 61M Stephen Schnapf, 14J Jadon Rogers, 11 James Lyerla, 10 Aric
Gentry,
_______ 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 99 Alec Sipes, 27 Brian Wallace, 45 Eric Perrott,
_______ 76 Charlie Belden Jr., 37 Dave Gross
Feature (30 Laps) - 12 Robert Ballou, 3C Kyle Cummins, 74X Josh Hodges,
_______________ 21 Carson Short, 32 Chase Stockon, 3 Dakota Jackson,
_______________ 4B Donny Brackett, 61M Stephen Schnapf, 28 Brandon Mattox,
_______________ 7 Critter Malone, 38 Chet Williams, 70 Jordan Kinser,
_______________ 5K Kent Schmidt, 17 Kendall Ruble, 14J Jadon Rogers,
_______________ 98 Brandon Morin, 11 James Lyerla, 10 Aric Gentry,
_______________ 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 45 Eric Perrott, 63 Josh Cunningham

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds (34 Entries):

Overall Top Qualifier - Brandon McDowell, 15.696 seconds
First Heat - 32 Matt Lane, 7 Mark Lamont, 16c John Clippinger,
_________ 41 Lance Foreman
Second Heat - 11 Dave Beck, 99 Hunt Gossum, mB4 Marty Lindeman,
___________ 93 Brayden Watson
Third Heat - 95z Zack Fair, 84 Stan Beadles, 4R Blake Roberson,
__________ 87 Samantha Beadles
Fourth Heat - 75 Dustin Beck, 18 Brandon McDowell, 29J Jordan Weaver,
__________ 5B Don Brantley
B Main - 27 Jerry Davis, 7D Michael Sabatino, 95 Larry Anderson,
_______ 91 Jason Kibby, 55 Justin Jones
Feature (25 Laps) - 95z Zack Fair, 11 Dave Beck, 18 Brandon McDowell,
_______________ 84 Stan Beadles, 7 Mark Lamont, mB4 Marty Lindeman,
_______________ 29J Jordan Weaver, 16c John Clippinger, 41 Lance Foreman,
_______________ 27 Jerry Davis, 93W Brayden Watson, 95 Larry Anderson,
_______________ 32 Matt Lane, 75 Dustin Beck, 99 Hunt Gossum,
_______________ 7D Michael Sabitino, 4R Blake Roberson, 87 Samantha Beadles,
_______________ 91 Jason Kibby

Summit Modified Nationals:

Make-Up Feature (25 Laps) - 18 Brandon McDowell, 11 Dave Beck, 75 Dustin
Beck,
______________ 95Z Zack Fair, 16C John Clippinger, 84 Stan Beadles,
______________ 7 Mark Lamont, 41 Lance Foreman, mB4 Marty Lindeman,
______________ 62K Joel Jenson, 57 Matt Hines, 95 Larry Anderson,
______________ 55W Lucas Wehmiller, 5B Don Brantley, 93W Brayden Watson,
______________ 81 Mark Cole, 81c Chris Cole, 15 Brandon Justus,
______________ 87 Samantha Beadles, 3M Tres Mehler

 

 

Fisher Wins Two Features and Montana Round Up Title During Marquee NSA Series Event at Electric City Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (Sept. 3, 2018) - Eric Fisher emerged as the overall champion of the 24th annual Montana Round Up last weekend at Electric City Speedway, where he finished in the top three of each heat race and main event he entered.

Fisher won the opening night and the finale of the three-day North-American Speed Association event at the 3/10-mile dirt oval, which welcomed more than two dozen competitors in the winged sprint car division. Fisher also placed second during the second night of action to accumulate the most points to garner a $500 bonus on top of his race winnings.

Don Miller, who won Night 2, finished second in the event standings with Sean MacDonell rounding out the podium. Both drivers also netted bonus money.

The event opened on Friday with Fisher outdueling Miller for the top prize. Bill Boyce placed third with MacDonell fourth and Mark Wermling charging from 16th to fifth place.

MacDonell, James Setters and Miller were the heat race winners. Bryan Brown claimed the B Main.

Familiar faces ran up front on Saturday as Miller reversed roles with Fisher to claim the victory. Boyce ended third, MacDonell fourth and Wermling fifth for the second straight night.

Miller, Boyce and Joe Perry picked up heat race triumphs. Wade Fleming was the B Main winner.

Fisher and MacDonell put on a show maneuvering through the field on Sunday during the event finale. Fisher rallied from seventh to garner his second win of the weekend and MacDonell powered from 10th to the runner-up result. Perry recorded a third-place finish with James Setters producing a fourth-place outing. Wermling was fifth for the third consecutive race.

Steve Reeves, Fleming and Perry each won a heat race.

"I want to thank all of the drivers, car owners and teams as well as the fans who supported us throughout the weekend," Electric City Speedway Owner Dan Mann said. "We had a great weekend of racing and look forward to what the future entails."

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Aug. 31, 2018 -

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 59-Eric Fisher (1); 2. 2M-Don Miller (5); 3. 1-Bill Boyce (2); 4. 9-Sean MacDonell (7); 5. 9K-Mark Wermling (16); 6. 5R-Steve Reeves (3); 7. 37-Phil Dietz (10); 8. 2X-Kyle Evans (12); 9. 97-Matthew Dusseault (9); 10. 28-Joe Perry (13); 11. 66-Brett McGhie (8); 12. 3-Jordan Milne (11); 13. 2-James Setters (6); 14. 747-Wade Fleming (14); 15. 38B-Bryan Brown (17); 16. 31-Shane Moore (18); 17. 14-Rob Orgar (19); 18. (DNF) 2D-Joe Beaver (4); 19. (DNF) 0H-Paul Hawks (20); 20. (DNF) 6-Tom Watts (15).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 38B-Bryan Brown (1); 2. 31-Shane Moore (2); 3. 14-Rob Orgar (5); 4. 0H-Paul Hawks (7); 5. 24-Leroy Brush (4); 6. 4P-Cliff Nelson Jr (6); (DNS) 3X-Shane Ainscough; (DNS) 4N-John Nelson.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Sean MacDonell (2); 2. 59-Eric Fisher (6); 3. 3-Jordan Milne (1); 4. 28-Joe Perry (4); 5. 6-Tom Watts (3); 6. 38B-Bryan Brown (5); 7. 0H-Paul Hawks (9); 8. 14-Rob Orgar (8); 9. 4N-John Nelson (7).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2-James Setters (2); 2. 66-Brett McGhie (4); 3. 37-Phil Dietz (3); 4. 97-Matthew Dusseault (6); 5. 2X-Kyle Evans (7); 6. 31-Shane Moore (1); 7. (DNF) 3X-Shane Ainscough (5); (DNS) 81-Darren Smith.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2M-Don Miller (2); 2. 1-Bill Boyce (3); 3. 2D-Joe Beaver (6); 4. 5R-Steve Reeves (7); 5. 9K-Mark Wermling (1); 6. 747-Wade Fleming (8); 7. 24-Leroy Brush (4); 8. 4P-Cliff Nelson Jr (5).

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Sept. 1, 2018 -

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2M-Don Miller (2); 2. 59-Eric Fisher (1); 3. 1-Bill Boyce (7); 4. 9-Sean MacDonell (5); 5. 9K-Mark Wermling (9); 6. 28-Joe Perry (3); 7. 37-Phil Dietz (13); 8. 5R-Steve Reeves (4); 9. 54-Chris Ochs (10); 10. 3-Jordan Milne (6); 11. 66-Brett McGhie (14); 12. 2S-James Setters (12); 13. 2X-Kyle Evans (19); 14. 14-Rob Orgar (16); 15. (DNF) 2D-Joe Beaver (15); 16. (DNF) 38B-Bryan Brown (8); 17. (DNF) 7-Wade Fleming (17); 18. (DNF) 81-Darren Smith (18); 19. (DNF) 6-Tom Watts (20); 20. (DNF) 31-Shane Moore (11).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 7-Wade Fleming (8); 2. 81-Darren Smith (1); 3. 2X-Kyle Evans (4); 4. 6-Tom Watts (3); 5. 7T-Greg Tacke (2); 6. (DNF) 4P-Cliff Nelson Jr (5); 7. (DNF) 0-Cal Hawkes (7); (DNS) 4N-John Nelson.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2M-Don Miller (3); 2. 59-Eric Fisher (7); 3. 9K-Mark Wermling (4); 4. 66-Brett McGhie (1); 5. 2S-James Setters (6); 6. 37-Phil Dietz (8); 7. 7-Wade Fleming (2); 8. (DNF) 2X-Kyle Evans (5).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Bill Boyce (2); 2. 38B-Bryan Brown (1); 3. 9-Sean MacDonell (8); 4. 31-Shane Moore (6); 5. 14-Rob Orgar (4); 6. 7T-Greg Tacke (3); 7. 4P-Cliff Nelson Jr (5); (DNS) 4N-John Nelson.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Joe Perry (1); 2. 3-Jordan Milne (2); 3. 54-Chris Ochs (4); 4. 5R-Steve Reeves (8); 5. 2D-Joe Beaver (5); 6. 81-Darren Smith (7); 7. 6-Tom Watts (6); 8. 0-Cal Hawkes (3).

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Sept. 2, 2018 -

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 59-Eric Fisher (7); 2. 9-Sean MacDonell (10); 3. 28-Joe Perry (2); 4. 2-James Setters (1); 5. 9K-Mark Wermling (16); 6. 2M-Don Miller (6); 7. 37-Phil Dietz (9); 8. 5R-Steve Reeves (4); 9. 1-Bill Boyce (14); 10. 97-Matthew Dusseault (3); 11. 66-Brett McGhie (8); 12. 3-Jordan Milne (13); 13. 2X-Kyle Evans (11); 14. 38B-Bryan Brown (19); 15. 24-Leroy Brush (21); 16. 0-Cal Hawkes (17); 17. 7T-Greg Tacke (20); 18. 7-Wade Fleming (5); 19. 81-Darren Smith (18); 20. 2D-Joe Beaver (15); 21. 14-Rob Orgar (12).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5R-Steve Reeves (3); 2. 66-Brett McGhie (1); 3. 97-Matthew Dusseault (6); 4. 3-Jordan Milne (4); 5. 0-Cal Hawkes (2); 6. 2D-Joe Beaver (8); 7. (DNF) 54-Chris Ochs (5); (DNS) 4N-Cliff Nelson Jr.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Wade Fleming (2); 2. 2-James Setters (1); 3. 59-Eric Fisher (5); 4. 14-Rob Orgar (4); 5. 1-Bill Boyce (6); 6. 9K-Mark Wermling (7); 7. 7T-Greg Tacke (3); 8. 24-Leroy Brush (8).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Joe Perry (2); 2. 2M-Don Miller (3); 3. 9-Sean MacDonell (1); 4. 37-Phil Dietz (5); 5. 2X-Kyle Evans (7); 6. 81-Darren Smith (4); 7. 38B-Bryan Brown (6).

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSASeries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSASeries

MARKETING PARTNERS -

The NSA Series would like to thank Hoosier Tires, Gee & Gee Racing, Triple X Race Co., AL Driveline, KSE Racing Products, Leaf Racewear, Bead Buster, Factory Kahne, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Pulse Racing Innovations, ZAMP, King Racing Products, McEwens Fuels & Fertilizers, Diversified Machine Inc., DC Signs, Hepner Racing Products and ProWest Motorsports for their partnership.

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

The North-American Speed Association is a 360ci winged sprint car series that dates back to the mid-1990s. NSA Founder Mike Quigley, who is a former sprint car driver and track owner, established the series to hold marquee events throughout the West Coast, Western Canada and Montana.

TRACKS -

CASTROL RACEWAY (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

ELECTRIC CITY SPEEDWAY (Great Falls, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile oval that was built in the early 1950s. The facility showcases weekly events from late April until early September. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.com .

 

 

CRSA/Short Track Super Nationals Move To Thunder Mountain

For Immediate Release September 3rd, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations - Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY - The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series will once again be a part of the Short Track Super Nationals in October. The Brett Deyo promoted event will be held at the Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, New York. The CRSA will be a part of the Friday night portion of the weekend.

The event was originally scheduled for the Afton Motorsport Park however was officially moved on Saturday by event management. The CRSA looks forward to working with the Afton Motorsports Park in 2019 and beyond. Middletown's Tyler Jashembowski claimed the win in the only Afton visit to beat Mother Nature this season. The Short Track Super Nationals will mark the first visit by the CRSA to Thunder Mountain this season.

The Thunder Mountain Speedway is located off Exit 8 of I-81, just about 25 miles north of Binghamton at 91 Hunts Corners Road in Center Lisle. For more information on the Thunder Mountain Speedway please log on to www.thundermtnspeedway.net.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

TIM SHAFFER EARNS PETE JACOBS MEMORIAL TITLE WORTH $10,000 AT WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY; DROWN DRIVES TO SUPER STOCK WIN
​Orrville, Ohio
Sunday, September 2, 2018
By Tyler Altmeyer & Mike Swanger

An emotional victory for Demyan-Rudzik Racing crew chief, Cody Jacobs, the 'Steel City Outlaw' Tim Shaffer picked up right where he left two days prior and earned his second Arctic Cat Al Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory in three starts, this time earning the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial title at NAPA Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway worth $10,000 on Spherion Mid Ohio and NAPA Jani Auto Parts night.
Dominating the feature field once taking command for the first time on lap 18 of 35, the Aliquippa, Pa. native earned his 64th-career All Star Circuit of Champions victory from the outside of row four battling his way into the top three as early as lap eight, eventually crossing under the final checkers ahead of the 'Kunkletown Kid' Ryan Smith and rising star, Gio Scelzi. The win was Shaffer's third of the 2018 season and second of the year at WCS during All Star competition.
"Man, what an awesome race," an excited Tim Shaffer said in Wayne County Speedway victory lane. "This place has always been kinda tough for me, but today being Cody's (Jacobs) birthday, and this race honoring his great-grandfather, I really wanted to win it. This car was just awesome and I really drove the wheels off of it."
"We were really close last year and ran second," Cody Jacobs added, crew chief for the Demyan-Rudzik entry. "Like I said earlier tonight, this race isn't about the $10,000. I'm really happy to get it for my family. We're having a great year and we have some great people behind us. Everyone seems to be really working together and they are giving us great equipment. I believe I'm working with one of the best in the world and as long as I am able to do my job, I think we'll always be OK.
Tim Shaffer's path to victory lane was impressive. Although the first five laps were relatively quiet for the former All Star champion, Shaffer's first big move of the evening occurred just after a lap six restart, actually picking up a pair of positions on lap eight that propelled Shaffer from fifth to third around Aaron Reutzel and Cap Henry.
Race leader and pole-sitter Ryan Smith, who survived an early duel with Reutzel for the top spot on lap three, escaped to a near three second lead after the lap six caution. Although he seemed invincible out front, lapped traffic, which came into play for the first time with 12 laps in the books, proved to be Smith's demise, allowing Gio Scelzi, who forced his way into second after the lap six caution, and Shaffer to close the gap in a hurry.
By lap 16, Scelzi, aboard the Indy Race Parts #71, was right on the tail tank of Smith with Shaffer in tow. Before the caution flags could appear for the second time on lap 17, Shaffer had already worked his way around Scelzi to clinch the runner-up spot, thus setting up a restart with the "Steel City Outlaw" in Smith's rearview mirror.
When green flag action returned, Shaffer was able to keep pace with Smith for the entire circuit, eventually setting up his winning move on lap 18. Using the turn two cushion, Shaffer got a great run down the backstretch and forced his way underneath Smith at the entrance of turn three. The move stuck, soon beating Smith in a drag race back to the flagstand to complete the 18th circuit.
Although the main event was halted on three more occasions for cautions on laps 20,21, and 25, two of which for stoppages and ultimately an open red, Shaffer remained untouchable at the front of the field, extending his advantage to well over two seconds, twice. The main event's final caution on lap 25 gave Shaffer a clear track and clean air to work with for the final 11 circuits. Although the leaders reached traffic again on lap 31, Shaffer proved to be too strong, never faltering and crossing under the final checkers by a comfortable margin of victory.
The CorBon Super Stocks were also in action with McKenzie Concrete sponsoring the $1,000 to win feature as Wooster's Doug Drown, driving the Bob Daugherty owned, Char's Cars, Gionino's Pizza and K & A Tree Service #21d would hold off T A Perrine for the trip to the Summit Racing victory circle. Those two would start on the front row as Perrine won the CorBon Dash to start on the pole. Using the low groove, Perrine would stay side by side Drown, who was running the high groove and they would battle all race long for the top spot with Don Baney right behind the two front runners with Matt Shroyer in tow. The races first caution came out on lap 12 as Don Rutt would spin and on the next lap, Shroyer would get into the retaining wall in turn two, ending his night. Perrine would be able to edge ahead on several laps but as each lap was recorded at the flagstand, Drown was the leader every lap to pick up his first CorBon Super Stock win. Baney finished third with Tyler Nicely taking fourth from his 7th starting spot. Chris Albright would fill out the top five. Baney and Shroyer claimed the heat wins.
The next action at NAPA Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway will be Friday and Saturday, September 21st and 22nd for the Ohio Dirt Blowout. The Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association Sprints, the Kar Connection Super Late Models, the CorBon Super Stocks, the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks and the Modifieds will all be in for the final week end of racing for the 2018 season at WCS. Further details will be coming out soon. Watch the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for details about the race and banquet information also.
​ ​NAPA JANI AUTO PARTS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS
​ Sunday, September 2, 2018
​ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS SPRINTS
Fast Qualifier Tim Shaffer 15.043 seconds
Heat 1 Lee Jacobs, Cap Henry, Parker Price-Miller, Jac Haudenschild, Brandon Wimmer, Jordan Ryan, Broc Martin, Brandon Spithaler, Dean Jacobs
Heat 2 Ryan Smith, Travis Philo, Andrew Palker, Cole Duncan, Cale Conley, Trey Jacobs, Jack Sodeman Jr., Clay Riney, Tyler Esh
Heat 3 Aaron Reutzel, Gio Scelzi, Dave Blaney, Paul McMahan, Brock Zearfoos, George Hobaugh, Henry Malcuit, Steve Butler
Heat 4 Hunter Schuerenberg, Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, Carson Macedo, Max Stambaugh, Danny Mumaw, T J Michael, Nick Patterson
Dash #1 Ryan Smith, Cap Henry, Hunter Schuerenburg, Travis Philo, Cole Duncan
Dash #2 Aaron Reutzel, Gio Scelzi, Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs
B- Main George Hobaugh, Broc Martin, T J Michael, Brandon Spithaler, Danny Mumaw, Dean Jacobs, Clay Riney, Nick Patterson, Jordan Ryan, Trey Jacobs, Steve Butler, Jack Sodeman Jr., Henry Malcuit, Tyler Esh, Kris Davis
PETE JACOBS MEMORIAL FEATURE Tim Shaffer, Ryan Smith, Gio Scelzi, Cap Henry, Aaron Reutzel, Chad Kemenah, Hunter Schuerenburg, Carson Macedo, Cole Duncan, Paul McMahan, Cale Conley, Brandon Spithaler, T J Michael, Max Stambaugh, Dave Blaney, Parker Price-Miller, Jordan Ryan, Lee Jacobs, Brock Zearfoos, Andrew Palker, Broc Martin, Travis Philo, Brandon Wimmer, George Hobaugh, Jac Haudenschild,


 

Dover Digs Deep to Capture $10,000-to-Win 360 Nationals at Jackson Motorplex; Kerzman Also Victorious as Schriever Claims Track Title

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 2, 2018) - Jack Dover is $10,000 richer after winning a hard-fought and ultra-competitive Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals presented by DeKalb/Asgrow main event on Sunday night at Jackson Motorplex.

Dover accumulated the most preliminary points the previous two nights and he won the dash on Sunday to garner the pole position for the 30-lap feature that wrapped up the event finale that was presented by Billion Buick GMC.

Dover led early with Terry McCarl in tow before the duo mixed it up for the top spot throughout the middle portion of the main event. A pair of late red flags bunched the field up with the final one coming a lap after Thomas Kennedy passed both McCarl and Lee Grosz to move into the runner-up position with only seven laps remaining.

While Dover maintained the top spot, Kennedy stayed within striking distance as the top two drivers were separated by less than two tenths of a second when the white flag was waved. Dover held off the late challenge to garner his second win of the weekend during the marquee DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series by GRP Motorsports, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series sanctioned show.

Kennedy crossed the finish line second with Grosz third, McCarl fourth and Saturday's feature winner Gregg Bakker fifth.

Tasker Phillips, Eric Lutz, Josh Baughman and Bakker were the heat race winners. Chris Graf claimed the B Main.

Jeremy Kerzman became the sixth different NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc winner in 10 races this season. Meanwhile, Alex Schriever charged from eighth to second place to garner the track championship. Shane Fick placed third, Eric Winlel fourth and Neal Matuska fifth.

Schriever and Brant O'Banion each won a heat race.

Jackson Motorplex will be dormant for the next couple of weeks before resuming competition Sept. 21-22 when the action features Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (Sept. 2, 2018) -

360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover (1); 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (4); 3. 4J-Lee Grosz (3); 4. 24-Terry McCarl (2); 5. 11X-Gregg Bakker (8); 6. 23W-Scott Winters (10); 7. 6-Eric Lutz (6); 8. 17-Josh Baughman (5); 9. 7W-Tasker Phillips (7); 10. 7-Carson McCarl (13); 11. 76-Jay Russell (15); 12. 5-Brady Forbrook (22); 13. 75B-Tommy Barber (11); 14. 33-James Broty (12); 15. 13JM-Jordan Martens (19); 16. 20G-Chris Graf (21); 17. 2H-Bill Boles (18); 18. 75-Brandon Geldner (24); 19. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (20); 20. (DNF) 35-Skylar Prochaska (9); 21. (DNF) 25-Dylan Peterson (17); 22. (DNF) 14-Jody Rosenboom (16); 23. (DNF) 2-Derrik Lusk (14); 24. (DNF) 88-Travis Reber (23).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf (1); 2. 5-Brady Forbrook (5); 3. 88-Travis Reber (2); 4. 75-Brandon Geldner (4); 5. 4X-Eric Schulz (8); 6. 33X-Trevor Smith (3); 7. 86-Donovan Peterson (6); 8. 17X-Lee Goos Jr (9); 9. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (7).

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover (1); 2. 24-Terry McCarl (2); 3. 4J-Lee Grosz (3); 4. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (4); 5. 17-Josh Baughman (7); 6. 6-Eric Lutz (6); 7. 7W-Tasker Phillips (5); 8. 11X-Gregg Bakker (8).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7W-Tasker Phillips (2); 2. 35-Skylar Prochaska (1); 3. 7-Carson McCarl (3); 4. 25-Dylan Peterson (4); 5. 20G-Chris Graf (5); 6. 5-Brady Forbrook (7); 7. 4X-Eric Schulz (6).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Eric Lutz (1); 2. 23W-Scott Winters (2); 3. 2-Derrik Lusk (3); 4. 2H-Bill Boles (4); 5. 88-Travis Reber (6); 6. (DNF) 17X-Lee Goos Jr (5).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman (1); 2. 75B-Tommy Barber (2); 3. 76-Jay Russell (4); 4. 13JM-Jordan Martens (3); 5. 33X-Trevor Smith (5); 6. 86-Donovan Peterson (6).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-Gregg Bakker (1); 2. 33-James Broty (2); 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom (3); 4. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (4); 5. 75-Brandon Geldner (5); 6. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (6).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (3); 2. 0-Alex Schriever (8); 3. 7X-Shane Fick (4); 4. 5-Eric Winlel (2); 5. 48-Neal Matuska (9); 6. 7XX-Doug Martens (12); 7. 38-Miles Grein (5); 8. (DNF) 15-James Sires (1); 9. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (7); 10. (DNF) 10-Trevor Serbus (6); (DNS) 0X-Brandon Stevenson; (DNS) 7-Clinton Bruns; (DNS) 1DA-Christian Wagler.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (2); 2. 38-Miles Grein (1); 3. 7X-Shane Fick (4); 4. 15-James Sires (7); (DNS) 0X-Brandon Stevenson; (DNS) 7XX-Doug Martens; (DNS) 1DA-Christian Wagler.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Brant O'Banion (1); 2. 10-Trevor Serbus (2); 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (3); 4. 5-Eric Winlel (5); 5. 48-Neal Matuska (6); 6. (DNF) 7-Clinton Bruns (4).

UP NEXT -

Sept. 21-22 featuring Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

Klaasmeyer Leads KKM Podium Sweep at Lake Ozark

Eldon, MO - Picking up his sixth POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory of 2018, Tucker Klaasmeyer led a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports podium sweep at Lake Ozark Speedway. Starting outside the front row,

Klaasmeyer lead the opening lap over pole sitter Kyle Craker and Tyler Thomas in third. As the field began to search for grooves, the topside of the high-banked third mile appeared to be the quickest way around.

With four laps down, Kyle Craker caused the action to come to a stop after clipping the outside wall and flipping wildly. He was alright, but the damaged sustained to his machine was enough to sideline him for the remainder of the event. Resuming racing, Tanner Carrick hounded Klaasmeyer as Logan Seavey worked his way through the field from his eighth place starting position towards Tyler Thomas in third.

11 laps later, the caution flew again, this time for Karter Sarff who cut a right rear down. Stacking the field back up, Klaasmeyer again held off Carrick as Seavey searched for ground to gain on third place Tyler Thomas. Pushing into third and past Thomas, Seavey took the spot and with 23 laps down, Karsyn Elledge brought out the caution as her machine sat spun in turn four.

Returning to a two-lap shootout, Klaasmeyer deflected any chance that Carrick had at the lead, as Seavey slipped past Carrick for second. Tyler Thomas finished fourth with Ryan Robinson in fifth.

"That was a really fun race," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "I was starting to get a little nervous on needing to make a late race lane change, but I just felt too good up there to change anything. I could put that thing anywhere tonight. Al had that thing on lock. This is awesome. Picking up six wins in a year and leading the points this late in the year is great. Getting them all throughout the year and not just one patch throughout the season is nice. I'm looking forward to next week."

"Overall, the track crew gave us a great racetrack tonight, so hat's off to them," said Logan Seavey. "Once again, the KKM sweep the podium of the show. This shows how good these racecars are. They're so fun to drive and on a good racetrack like this with two grooves, it makes it a lot of fun. We all basically run identical racecars and are all trying to rip the fence. It's tough to gain ground when it's your teammates you're racing against."
"It was a pretty good weekend," stated Tanner Carrick. "A good start to six nights of racing for us. We'll get ready for the next four nights and see if we can carry this momentum into it."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, Heat 2: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 3: 85 - KYLE CRAKER

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 7M - CHANCE MORTON

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (25 laps):

1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 2. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 3. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 4. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 5. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 6. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 7. 5D - ZACH DAUM 8. 57 - MARIA COFER 9. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 10. 4M - MICHELLE DECKER 11. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 12. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 13. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 14. 42 - HANK DAVIS 15. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 16. 83 - KARSYN ELLEDGE 17. 56X - ANDREW FELKER 18. 7JR - JD BLACK 19. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 20. 7F - AUSTIN BROWN 21. 85 - KYLE CRAKER 22. 7M - CHANCE MORTON

 

 

MARK SMITH SWEEPS PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR SWING THROUGH PENNSLYVANIA

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour

Quick Results- Selinsgrove Speedway

A Main: 1) M1-MARK SMITH (2) 2) 29-Jason Shultz 3) 35-Chad Layton 4) 77-Derek Locke 5) 3z-Ryan Taylor 6) 45-Chuck Hebing 7) 19-Colby Womer 8) 9-Ryan Linder 9) 47-Kyle Drum 10) 33w-Michael Walter II 11) 71-Jessica Anderson 12) 11-Jim Shuster 13) 49-Mallie Shuster 14) 6-Tyler Denochick 15) 30-Scott Goodrich 16) 67-Pete Richardson 17) 511-John Sharpe 18) 79-Jordan Thomas 19) 3-Todd Gracey 20) 121-Steve Glover 21) 99k-Cody Keller 22) 28f-Davie Franek

Heat 1: 1) Cody Keller 2) 29-Jason Shultz 3) 35-Chad Layton 4) 45-Chuck Hebing 5) 71-Jessica Anderson 6) 6- Tyler Denochick 7) 11-Jim Shuster 8) 67-Pete Richardson

Heat 2: 1) M1-Mark Smith 2) 77-Derek Locke 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 19-Colby Womer 5) 33w-Michael Walter II 6) 49-Mallie Shuster 7) 511-John Sharpe 8) 66-Ryan Kissinger

Heat 3: 1) 28f-Davie Franek 2) 3z-Ryan Taylor 3) 47-Kyle Drum 4) 9-Ryan Linder 5) 30-Scott Goodrich 6) 3-Todd Gracey 7) 121-Steve Glover

 


 

Dylan Westbrook, Mikey Kruchka, Holly Porter, Chris Hale and Matt Nuell Win on Epic Racewear Back to School Backpack Night

 By Carin Sundin

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 2, 2018) – The final night of August at Ohsweken Speedway saw a total of 103 cars pit side for Epic Racewear Back to School Backpack night. Dozen of kids enjoyed winning a free Backpack to take back to school courtesy of Epic Racewear that was stuffed with school supplies from various Ohsweken race teams.

The night was one of the busiest of the season as the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars ran double features by beginning their night with their rained out July 27 Feature before jumping into the regularly scheduled program. Dylan Westbrook won the July 27 Feature, while his Styres Racing teammate Mikey Kruchka scored the win in the regularly scheduled event.

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks also ran last week’s postponed 50-lap and $2,000-to-win Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Cash Blast before racing the regularly scheduled event. Chris Hale won one of the biggest races of the year for the Thunder Stocks and then completed the sweep of the night when he claimed the checkered flag in the 20-lap Feature.

Other winners included Holly Porter in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car Feature and Matt Nuell won the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15-lap Feature.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Jim Huppunen and Mikey Kruchka paced the field to the green flag for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20-lap make up Feature from July 27. Huppunen quickly took the lead on the bottom before Kruchka wheeled around the high side to gain the lead on lap two. Kruchka was able to hold the lead until a lap five caution and restart that saw Westbrook take over as the leader and DeMan running the top into second spot. The front of the field was maneuvering their way through lap traffic at lap 12 with Westbrook maintaining the lead to take the checkers and win his ninth feature of the season followed by DeMan, Kruchka, Huppunen and Steve Lyons.

The second 20-Lap feature event had Kruchka and Ryan Turner pacing the field of 19 cars on a slick track to the green with Steve Lyons, Jim Huppenen, Dylan Westbrook and Mike Thorne rounding out the front three rows. Kruchka drove hard for the lead with Turner, Huppenen and Lyons giving chase. By lap five the front of the field found themselves in lapped traffic. Huppunen stayed on the bottom and continued to challenge Kruchka. Lap 14 saw Kruchka get up too high on the berm and Huppunen took advantage to take the lead. Huppunen held the lead for the next three laps until Kruchka came around the outside and regained the top position from Huppunen with Lyons, Scott Kreutter and Turner hard on their heels. With one lap remaining, Kruchka continued to run out front while Huppunen and Lyons battled hard for the second spot with Lyons winning the battle. Kruchka took the checkered flag for his first victory this season followed by Lyons, Huppunen, Kreutter and Ryan Turner.

The lineup for the second 20-lap Feature was set using a timed hot lap session, with the top eight in Ohsweken weekly points handicapped into the top eight starting spots and the remaining cars starting based on their hot laps times. Mack DeMan was the Ackland Insurance Top Gun after turning the fastest lap with a time of 13.364 seconds.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

Holly Porter and Terry Baker set the pace for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20-lap Feature. Porter took the lead on the bottom over Baker with Aaron Turkey running the top line for third. Turkey raced Porter for the lead just as a caution came out on lap five. The restart had Porter, Turkey, Baker, Caleb Wood and Jacob Dykstra leading the charge. A yellow flag came out at lap nine for a Brian Nanticoke spin i