Race Results From Coast to Coast

Bacon gets first career 410 winged win with MOWA at Tri-City
Bell dominates early in first night with Kuntz 67 sprint car ride, before dropping from event

By Dewain Hulett
MOWA Media
PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (April 18, 2014) – Tri-City Speedway always seems to bring a few big names to the party, and a surprise or two, when the Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores makes an appearance at the 3/8th mile speedway, in Pontoon Beach, Ill.
Friday was no different, as Brady Bacon made the haul to race with the wing, while Christopher Bell made his first 2014 appearance with the series driving a Keith Kuntz owned 67 410 sprinter in its maiden voyage.
Bacon would eventually take his first career winged 410 Sprint Car feature win, in the first of four stops for the series at the famed track this season, but the win didn’t come without high drama and a little luck, to go along with an extremely fast racecar.
Neither Bell or Bacon were able to win a heat race, but Bell found himself in the six car, six lap, dash which sets the front three rows of the feature event. Both were actually in the same heat race, finishing second and third respectively behind A.J. Bruns in the third heat.
Bell would go on to dominate the dash. In just six laps he was within a few car lengths of sixth place running Ryan Kempin, on his way to winning the event and giving himself the pole starting position for the main event.
While the heats and dash had very little in the way of drama, the feature made up for it right from the start, when Paul Nienhiser, who started eighth, spun in turn one collecting Ian Madsen and Cole Wood, both of whom got upside down.
Madsen, a former winner with the series at Tri-City, and Wood were both able to put new wings on and fix their cars and rejoin the field. Nienhiser was able to do the same, after a caution on the next attempt to start the race bought him enough time to finish repairs on his machine.
Nienhiser brought out his second caution on lap four when he spun in turns three and four, to end his night.
On that restart, Madsen, who had already climbed to near the 10, clipped Ryan Bunton entering turn one sending Madsen upside down top first into the outside retaining wall. Madsen was fine, but the car was done for the night, as was Bunton’s machine which suffered a broken front end in the incident.
While all that was going on, Bell was dominating out front, but began showing a little smoke just a few laps into the event.
Bell entered lapped traffic on lap six and by lap 13 had lapped up to 10th place in the 30-lap, 22-car field.
Just one lap later, as he worked to complete lap 14, Bell quickly pulled off the track in turn 4. The smoke had become heavier throughout the event, and finally forced the 67 machine out of the race. Afterward, Bell acknowledged that an oil line had come loose on the car, forcing him from the event.
With Bell dropping out of the event, Bacon took command. He had started seventh, and was nearly as dominating as Bell. Bacon ran away, picking up right where Bell had left off, leaving the rest of the field to battle for second.
By the end of the 30-lap race, Bacon had lapped all the way up to seventh place, as he passed Scotty Neitzel coming out of turn four to the checkered flag.
Jimmy Hurley, who set his car up a little too loose for the early stages of the race, faded some at the start, but his ride came to life in the second half of the event. Hurley had a good battle with Bruns eventually getting by with about five laps to go to take the second spot.
Bruns then was forced to hold off the advances of Joey Moughan to take the third spot. Moughan, who finished fourth, had started 17th. Moughan was fast throughout the event and battled over the last five laps with Bruns, but could not get around to take a podium spot.
The only other major incident of the evening came in the first heat race of the night, when Jimmy Bridgeman and Jim Perricone got together in turns three and four. Both cars got upside down and both were done for the evening.
John Dines, the leading rookie point gatherer for 2013 with the MOWA series, had engine trouble in hot laps, and was also forced to retire for the evening.
RESULTS
Feature: 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Jimmy Hurley, 3. A.J. Bruns, 4. Joey Moughan, 5. Korey Weyant, 6. Cole Wood, 7. Jerrod Hull, 8. Scotty Neitzel, 9. Ben Wagoner, 10. Levi Curry, 11. Ryan Kempin, 12. Chris Urish, 13. Logan Faucon, 14. Joe B. Miller, 15. Seth Motsinger, 16. Kory Bales, 17. Christopher Bell, 18. Jeremy Standridge, 19. Austin Brown, 20. Ryan Bunton, 21. Ian Madsen, 22. Paul Nienhiser.
Dash: 1. Christopher Bell, 2. A.J. Bruns, 3. Jimmy Hurley, 4. Korey Weyant, 5. Levi Curry, 6. Ryan Kempin.
Heat: 1. Levi Curry, 2. Ryan Kempin, 3. Jimmy Hurley, 4. Scotty Neitzel, 5. Logan Faucon, 6. Kory Bales, 7. Jim Perricone, 8. Jimmy Bridgeman, 9. John Dines.
Heat 2: 1. Korey Weyant, 2. Paul Nienhiser, 3. Jerrod Hull, 4. Ian Madsen, 5. Cole Wood, 6. Ben Wagoner, 7. Joey Moughan, 8. Jeremy Standridge.
Heat 3: 1. A.J. Bruns, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Ryan Bunton, 5. Austin Brown, 6. Chris Urish, 7. Seth Motsinger, 8. Joe B. Miller.

 

Danny Martin Takes Top Gun Win

The Eagle Jet / Top Gun Sprints made their first visit of 2014 to Volusia Speedway Park on Saturday April 19, 2014. There were 19 cars at the track to give fans three heat races and a 25 lap feature race.

Kyle Pitts in the 7 car had the pole for the start of the BROWN & MILLER heat race. Kyle took the lead on the start, and then it was Danny Martin got around him for the win. The 02 of Gene Lasker had the pole for the start of the DMI heat race. Gene and took the race lead and led from start to finish taking the heat win. AJ Maddox in the 3A car had the pole for the start of the LUCAS OIL heat race; AJ took the lead and the heat win.

The 38 of Tony Agin had the pole for the start of the Eagle Jet feature race event, with the 24 of Danny Martin alongside. After a parade lap, the race went to green and it was Tony Agin in the 38 car that took the lead then the 24 of Danny Martin got out front and never looked backed and took the checkered flag, followed by Tony Agin in the 38 car, Matt Kurtz in the 82 car, Mark Ruel Jr. in the 83 car, and AJ Maddox in the 3A car rounding out the top 5.

The staff and racers of the Eagle Jet/Top Gun Sprints would like to thank everyone for their support and hope to see you at the next race at East Bay Raceway Park April 26, 2014

Congratulations go out to Shawn Murray for winning the KSE Hardcharger Award.

Congratulations go to Danny Martin for winning the JEFF BARFIELD MEMORIAL SWEEP of $200.

Eagle Jet / Top Gun Sprints

Volusia Speedway Park, April 19, 2014

Heat #1 Brown& Miller

1) 24 Danny Martin (Sarasota, FL)

2) 14 Tyler Clem (St. Petersburg, FL)

3) 11 Brett O’Donnell (Deland, FL)

4) 79 David Slawiak (Seffner, FL)

5) 99 Tanner Witherspoon (Jacksonville, FL)

6) 7 Kyle Pitts (Mulberry, FL)

7) 22 Shawn Murray (Jacksonville, FL)

Heat #2 DMI

1) 02 Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL)

2) 82 Matt Kurtz (Jacksonville, FL)

3) 36 Ken Laureno (Pt. Charlotte, FL)

4) 52 Shane Kreidler (Jupiter, FL)

5) 83 Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)

6) 17C Aileen Collins (Odessa, FL)

Heat #3 Lucas Oil

1) 3A AJ Maddox ( Brandon, FL)

2) 38 Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL)

3) G6 Brandon Grubaugh (Ocala, FL)

4) 98 Hal Wilson (Crescent City, FL)

5) 8 Rich Alexander (Tampa, FL)

6) 2X Rex Howe (Jacksonville, FL)DNS

Feature Eagle Jet

1) 24 Danny Martin; 2) 38 Tony Agin; 3) 82 Matt Kurtz; 4) 83 Mark Ruel Jr.; 5) 3A AJ Maddox; 6) 22 Shawn Murray; 7) 52 Shane Kreidler; 8) 11 Brett O’Donnell; 9) 14 Tyler Clem; 10) 98 Hal Wilson; 11) 8 Rich Alexander; 12) 99 Tanner Witherspoon; 13) 79 David Slawiak; 14) 17C Aileen Collins; 15) G6 Brandon Grubaugh; 16) 7 Kyle Pitts; 17) 02 Gene Lasker; 18) 36 Ken Laureno; 19) 2X Rex Howe; DNS

 

 

Marysville Raceway Park

By Bob Burbach

Bunch blasts into victory lane. Hall and Castleberry repeat as Ford also triumphs.

Marysville, CA – Paradise hot-shoe John-Michael Bunch won the featured MRP Winged Sprint Car class main event in an intense whirlwind of speed Saturday night. Yuba City’s Cory Hall got his second victory in a row in the MRP Super Stock main event. Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford picked up the MRP Mini Stock gold with a late race pass as local lady racing star Misty Castleberry easily outdistanced the Pro 4 Sprint Car field. Promoters Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park was rocket fast and butter smooth all night long. Actually, until the feature events were presented, the night went into the books without any yellow flag slowdowns.

The MRP Winged Sprint Car class main event was so fast that most drivers were turning laps some 2 seconds faster than they qualified. At the green flag, Bunch flew into an early lead followed by Yuba City’s Kevin Lovell. Both drivers have championship aspirations and it was a high speed treat to watch them duel early on.

But, on lap 3, Orland’s Doug Butterfield while challenging for 8th position got his car onto two wheels and began a terrifying series of flips that took the car from the inside of turn 3 into the crash wall high in turn 4. Butterfield was rocked by the spectacular gyrations of his yellow and orange sprinter, but otherwise unhurt. On the restart, the Bunch-Lovell duel continued with Bunch holding off Lovell each time Lovell made a move.

Last week’s winner Jeremy Burt of Grass Valley was buried in 13th starting position, but started a race-long drive that would eventually place him 6th in the final tally.

The most entertaining race was contested for 4th, 5th, and 6th places as point leader, Colfax’s Colby Wiesz, Marysville’s rookie sensation Jeremy Hawes and Placerville Speedway’s 2013 Rookie of the Year Adam Walters slugged it out for position as Burt approached the battling trio. Walters and Hawes pretty much took it to Wiesz who has 53 feature event wins at this facility. It was eye candy for sprint car fans as this race for position was sensational, especially when they got to traffic.

The checkers waved for Bunch as he too was cruising through traffic. Bunch worked traffic better than Lovell and stretched his lead at the end to some10 car lengths. After Lovell, Oroville’s Heath Hall grabbed 3rd with a fine drive before Walters, Hawes, Burt, and Wiesz flashed under the checkers in a knot, finishing their wicked, fan friendly battle just that way.

Burt, Brandon Dozier and Nevada’s Mike Monahan won the heat races. Wiesz was the fastest qualifier. The winged Sprint Cars will return on May 10th with Bunch atop the point standings.

Former champion of the class Cory Hall, of Yuba City, started 10th in the MRP Super Stock class finale. He carved his way to the front in a stellar drive that culminated in a late race pass for the lead and ultimately, the victory.

The event was marred by a spectacular engine explosion and fire that sidelined championship hopeful Phillip Shelby. Like Hall, Yuba City’s Shelby was flying through the field until his motor gave up with a huge vortex like rooster-tail of smoke and steam. Shelby hopped out of the machine as the red flag flew and hurriedly stomped toward the pits. He seemed very disappointed.

When things got going again Hall had made it to 2nd and was hurriedly moving in on race leader Rick Dozier of Marysville. With 5 circuits remaining Hall inched past the determined Dozier and led the rest of the way. Yuba City’s Jerry Bartlett and James Castleberry were 3rd and 4th respectively as the checkers flew.

Bartlett and Shelby won the non-stop heat races.

The MRP Mini Stock feature was a good one. Yuba City’s Jimmy Ford stalked race leader, fellow Yuba City racer Kyle Davey, for a good portion of the event after Davey had wrestled the lead from pole sitter Ford on lap 4.

Davey was flying and looked like an easy winner when tell-tale puffs of smoke started to appear from under Davey’s car. Ford turned up the wick and closed on Davey, pressing Davey to go quicker. As the last few laps wound down Davey slowed just enough while trying to nurse his car home. Ford slipped by as the pair headed for the white flag and won his first feature race ever at MRP. Davey finished a disappointing 2nd and Marysville’s Howard law was 3rd.

Misty Castleberry and James Foster won the heat races.

Castleberry doing double duty in two different classes simply ran away with the Pro 4 feature event. Early leader and 4 time champion Tim Maclaughlin of Colusa blew a hole in the side of his motor about 4 inches wide and limped off into the pits.

After that it was all Castleberry in a non stop run to the checkers. Sutter’s Blake Scroggins won the heat race.

Next Saturday night the mighty Wingless Warriors of the MRP Wingless Sprint Car class and the MRP Super Stocks will share top billing. The MRP Hobby Stocks and Mini Stocks will also appear as will the Pro 4 Sprinters.

Weather forecasts for late next week and into the weekend are not favorable at this writing. Look for the latest updates at www.marysvilleracewaypark.com or at the Marysville Raceway Park Facebook page.

If we race the gates will open at 5 with racing at 7:00PM.

 

 

Danny Wood Claims NCRA Sprint Laurels at Kansas State Fairgrounds!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Hutchinson, Kansas – April 19, 2014 - Danny Wood of Norman, Oklahoma made his tow to the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas a profitable one as he took home the twenty lap National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car victory Saturday night atop the famed half mile oval.

Wood took the lead at the start from his outside front row starting position and never looked back in claiming his $2000 victory and became the seventh different tour feature winner in the past eight events held dating back to last year.

For the second race in a row, former tour champion Jeremy Campbell finished second while Aurora, Nebraska driver Ryan Roberts made his long tow pay off with a third place finish. Former three-time and defending tour champion C.J. Johnson had a rough start to his night as he was caught in a crash in his heat race. Crews made the necessary repairs and would started 17th in the feature. He worked his own #45x up through the field to come home fourth while Jake Martens had a strong run to round out the top five.

The two heat races for the eighteen car field were won by Roberts and Campbell.

Next up for the NCRA sprint car tour will be a first ever appearance at Butler County Speedway in Risen City, Nebraska on Saturday night, May 10th. It will be the series first ever appearance at the facility.

NCRA Sprints

Kansas State Fairgrounds/Hutchinson, Kansas

4/19/2014

18 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Ryan Roberts (Aurora, Ne), 2) Luke Cranston (Ness City, Ks), 3) Jon Freeman (Salina, Ks), 4) J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 5) Zach Blurton (Great Bend, Ks), 6) Jason Schroeder (Spring Hill, Ks), 7) Scott Lehman (Hutchinson, Ks), 8) Wyatt Burks (Topeka, Ks), 9) CJ Johnson (Quinter, Ks)

2nd Heat: 1) Jeremy Campbell (Wichita, Ks), 2) Danny Wood (Norman, Ok), 3) Jake Martens (Fairview, Ok), 4) Raymond Seeman (Jetmore, Ks), 5) Jordan Weaver (Woodward, Ok), 6) Jeff Stasa (Kingman, Ks), 7) Kris Miller (Woodward, Ok), 8) Jake Greider (Haysville, Ks), 9) Kaden Taylor (Forgan, Ok)

A Feature: 1) Danny Wood (Norman, Ok), 2) Jeremy Campbell (Wichita, Ks), 3) Ryan Roberts (Aurora, Ne), 4) CJ Johnson (Quinter, Ks), 5) Jake Martens (Fairview, Ok), 6) J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 7) Zach Blurton (Great Bend, Ks), 8) Raymond Seeman (Jetmore, Ks), 9) Jordan Weaver (Woodward, Ok), 10) Jason Schroeder (Spring Hill, Ks), 11) Kris Miller (Woodward, Ok), 12) Jake Greider (Haysville, Ks), 13) Kaden Taylor (Forgan, Ok), 14) Luke Cranston (Ness City, Ks), 15) Jon Freeman (Salina, Ks), 16) Scott Lehman (Hutchinson, Ks), 17) Jeff Stasa (Kingman, Ks), 18) Wyatt Burks (Topeka, Ks)

 

 

Audra Sasselli wins her second NCMA feature of the season:

The NCMA Sprint Cars brought a good field of nine cars to All American Speedway on Saturday night. It was great to see all the racers come out but especially nice to see David Dias and Bill Hendricks out for their first race of the season and Duncan Lee who is new to NCMA in his #99 sprinter. The weather was nice and the racers put on some exciting racing in Roseville in front of some great Roseville fans.

Racers got two practice sessions to test track conditions and shake down their cars and make adjustments prior to racing. After practice the sprinters took to the track for qualifying. Audra Sasselli recorded quick time for the evening followed closely by Jerry Kobza. Qualifying results: 1. Audra Sasselli - 13.815; 2. Jerry Kobza - 13.957; 3. Denny Burrell - 14.022; 4. David Burchett - 14.282; 5. Bud Trimble - 14.899; 6. Bill Hendricks - 14.945; 7. Dan Ariaz - 15.097; 8. Duncan Lee - 15.243; 9. David Dias - DNQ. After qualifying the first races of the night were the heat races. In heat #1 Dan Ariaz and Bud Trimble brought the group around and ran six laps caution free. The racers were looking for grip on the track as there were some loose race cars. Dan Ariaz took the lead and was chased by Trimble and Hendricks. Hendricks driving a new car this year was able to get around Ariaz on lap four to take the win. In heat #2 David Burchett had the pole and on his outside was Denny Burrell followed by Jerry Kobza, Audra Sasselli and David Dias. Burchett brought the NCMA sprint cars to the green for a good even start. The two front cars ran side by side for a lap and a half and Burrell was finally able to make a pass on the top to get out front. During the heat a spin brought out the caution on lap three. On the restart Burrell still held the point and on the last lap Sasselli was able to get under Burrell to take the win. Heat race finish order: Heat #1; 1. Hendricks; 2. Ariaz; 3. Trimble; 4. Lee. Heat #2; 1. Sasselli; 2. Kobza; 3. Burchett; 4. Dias; 5. Burrell.

The trophy dash was the next race of the night. The four fast qualifiers were on the bill for the trophy dash and in this one Denny Burrell had the pole with David Burchett on his outside and again followed by Kobza and Sasselli. Burrell was able to take the lead from the pole and hold on during the four laps for the win. Kobza gave a good chase after clearing Burchett who was hooked up pretty well and racing hard. Trophy Dash results: 1. Burrell; 2. Kobza; 3. Sasselli; 4. Burchett.

After the pill draw for the feature event Dan Ariaz was able to grab the pole and had Bud Trimble to his outside for the other front row position. The second row was made up of Burchett on the inside and Burrell on the outside. The third row was Kobza on the inside and Sasselli on the outside. Fourth row was Dias and Hendricks and the lone car in the fifth row was Lee. Kudos to David Dias and his team for making it out for the heat race and feature event. Dias broke some rear end parts in practice and with some help from other and spare parts were able to get the car back together. Ariaz and Trimble came around at the start for the green and the race was off and running. Both racers ran side by side for a couple of laps until the first caution came out after racers who were going hard into turn one got a little out of shape and when drivers checked up Bill Hendricks and Jerry Kobza got together sending Hendricks for a small airborn ride and into the outside wall. Hendricks wasn't able to continue. On the restart Ariaz still had the point. On lap three the second caution came out when Denny Burrell was spun coming off turn four. Burrell went to the back and the rest of the field got situated for the restart. Jerry Kobza and Audra Sasselli were jocking back and forth and putting heat on Ariaz who was fighting a loose race car. Sasselli and Kobza moved into the number one and two spots while Ariaz and Burchett battled for the next several laps for the third and forth position. Burrell trying to work his way back to the front worked his way past Lee and Dias and then was in the mix racing for third as well. Meanwhile Kobza who posted the fast lap time in the feature was giving a good chase to catch Sasselli. On lap eighteen Burrell was able to get by Burchett and Ariaz. In the next few laps Burchett was also able to make the pass on Ariaz to take fourth. The feature has some very good pockets of racing happening all the way around. The 25 lap feature Main event results: 1. Audra Sasselli; 2. Jerry Kobza; 3. Denny Burrell; 4. David Burchett; 5. Dan Ariaz; 6. Duncan Lee; 7. Bud Trimble; 8. David Dias; 9. Bill Hendricks.

NCMA Sprints will return to racing for their fourth race of the season at Madera Speedway in Madera CA on Saturday May 3rd for the ever popular Vukovich which is an show case of great open wheel racing. Please check the website, www.racemadera.com for further information. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

 

 

Photo finishes highlight exciting evening of racing at Lincoln Park Speedway - Brady Short records sprint car victory as Jesse Cramer wins in UMP Modifieds; Doug McCullough and C.J. Bryan earn feature victories

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Saturday evening’s racing card at Lincoln Park Speedway proved to be fast and tight as three of the four A-mains came down to the final lap. Brady Short doubled up on the weekend, capturing the LPS sprint car feature a night after picking up the victory at Bloomington Speedway. Short had his hands full with a three-way challenge to the checkered flag before edging out Chad Boespflug and Brent Beauchamp. Short’s victory proved to be a popular one as the Bedford native, and four-time Bloomington Speedway champion, put the Indiana Stoneworks, Maxim Chassis, CSI Shocks, Pottorff/Short Racing mount into victory lane. The UMP Modified feature had plenty of the same thrills and uncertainty for fans of Jesse Cramer and Kenny Carmichael Jr. The pair swapped the lead multiple times over the second half of the feature before Cramer took home the victory coming off the final corner in the R&R Construction, Davis Automotive, Vanhorn1.com, ****, No. I12. The closest finish of the evening came in the UMP Super Stock feature as Doug McCullough went door-to-door with Kenny Carmichael and Josh Boller for the last few circuits before he picked up the victory by inches in the Freeman Signs, Shaefers Collision, Patterson Driveline and Machine sponsored No. 19m. In the $500-to-win bomber feature, C.J. Bryan put Mike Harris’ No. 48 ride into victory lane, holding off challenges from McCullough and Blake Cross for the Spring Fling victory. The sprint car field rolled out with Jeff Bland and Seth Parker starting out front, but luck wasn’t on Bland’s side this evening as he spun on lap two as Hunter ONeal brought out the red flag with a roll over. Once the field went green, Short had the lead ahead of Parker and Beauchamp, who were set to duke it out for numerous laps ahead of Dakota Jackson, Boespflug, Chris Gurley and Troy Link. Ten laps into the A-main, Short and Parker were working over the field out front. Parker had the top line figured out as Short held the advantage on the bottom. As the laps ticked off, Boespflug joined the party and snagged the lead on the 21st lap coming off of turn two. That advantage lasted just a lap as Short re-took the point and pulled out to a small lead ahead of the Paul Hazen-owned No. 57 machine of Boespflug, Beauchamp and Parker. Once he gathered the lead for the final time, Short never looked back as the J&D Motor-powered No. 11p held off the final lap challenge from his competitors. Boespflug was just behind the leader in second-place with Beauchamp, Parker and Gurley wrapping up the top-five spots. Cramer started ninth in the field for the UMP Modified race with Randy Lines and Jimmy Hayden in the front row. Kenny Carmichael Jr. and Lines were side-by-side early ahead of the fast moving Cramer and Dan Lewellen. Cramer and Carmichael put on a show for the fans, working side-by-side in front of Lines, Lewellen and opening night winner, Randy Shuman. With five laps remaining, a blanket could have been put over Cramer and Carmichael as the duo opened space over the challengers. Carmichael held fast to the cushion up top while Cramer rolled the bottom. On the final lap, Carmichael got into the loose stuff on the top of turn one and Cramer nosed to the lead. The drivers went into the final turns nearly even before Cramer got just enough drive off turn four to capture the victory in his Diamond Race Car. In the super stock feature, misfortune for early leaders came into play as Cullen Goodman and Dustin Shoulders fought for the top spot through the first 13 laps before a red flag came out for a fire in a car that had left the track. Goodman and Shoulders appeared to be the main contenders for the win. However, Goodman couldn’t re-fire after the red flag and Shoulders pulled off the track a lap into the re-start. McCullough assumed the lead with Carmichael Sr. and Josh Boller challenging three-wide down the stretch ahead of Carmichael Jr. However, McCullough and Boller were the ones fighting for the win on the final laps. The two went to the finish line together as McCullough outraced Boller to claim his first feature win of the year. Carmichael Sr. was third ahead of Carmichael Jr. and Travis Heramb. McCullough threatened to double up on feature wins as he got behind the wheel of the No. 19M bomber, starting behind Mark Dickerson and Blake Cross to start the A-main. Dickerson’s luck turned sour early as he cut a tire after contact on the second lap and Cross grabbed the lead ahead of McCullough. After a lap four re-start, Bryan and McCullough were up front and battled to the checkered flag over the remaining 16 laps. Bryan picked up the win by several car lengths ahead of McCullough, Cross, Johnny Lane and James Walters. This weekend will be a regular show featuring sprint cars, modifieds, super stocks and bombers. General admission for adults 11 years of age or older is $13.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature Brady Short, 2. Chad Boespflug, 3. Brent Beauchamp, 4. Seth Parker, 5. Chris Gurley, 6. Robert Cummings, 7. Troy Link, 8. Ethan Barrow, 9. Brian Hayden, 10. Brian Karraker, 11. AJ Hopkins, 12. Dakota Jackson, 13. Carson Short, 14. Bradley Sterrett, 15. Jason Robbins, 16. Daylan Chambers, 17. Tyler Hewitt, 18. Braxton Cummings, 19. Jeff Bland Jr., 20. Hunter ONeal B-main winner: Robert Cummings Heat winners: Parker, Bland Jr., Hopkins

UMP Modified feature Jesse Cramer, 2. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 3. Randy Lines, 4. Randy Shuman, 5. Dan Lewellen, 6. Jimmy Haden, 7. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 8. Jeff Deckard, 9. Wayne Newlin, 10. Jake Humphrey, 11. Roger Cary, 12. Tyler Loughmiller, 13. Wes McClara, 14. Harry Shepherd, 15. Josh McDaniel, 16. Gary Hayden, 17. Tom Bell, 18. Donald Kiger, 19. Michael Kettnich, 20. Bill Bradley

 

 

KENNEDY WINS USRA B-MOD NAIL BITER ON OPENING NIGHT AT I-90 SPEEDWAY

by Steve Zwemke HARTFORD - S.D. -- It seemed a rare occassion to be racing on the scheduled opening night of the season considering the unstable April weather the last couple of years. Maybe it was an Easter weekend blessing! Not only was there racing, but there was some pretty good action for the first time in the car for many of the drivers. Dave Kennedy won a solid USRA B-Modified opener. The Sioux Falls driver dueled with Kevin Joachim for the first four laps before taking the lead. Joachim didn't go away either. He made several attempts to regain the lead while, at the same time, Brock Hess was moving up from the third row. "I heard Brock behing me and I heard Joachim behind me," said Kennedy after the race. Kennedy held off the two challengers while leading the final 11 laps for an exciting win. "It's been a rough winter but we got this car going," said Kennedy. He added that his team is still trying to perfect his number 00 ride, "It was pulling in the corners. We've got to get it figured out." Hess crossed the finish line in second just ahead of Joachim. The Coffee Cup Fuel Stops 360 Sprint Car feature had only two cars left on the track at the finish but it wasn't without drama. D.J. Brink of Sturgis flew by Kevin Flowers to take the lead on the second lap of the race. Flowers' car went up in smoke seven laps into the 20 lap A-Main. Brink had a sizeable lead but it was erased as he came up on the slower car of Jordan Nordstrom. Brandon Halverson, racing the number 12 for Troy Schreurs, caught Brink and tried to make his move coming out of the second turn, perhaps impatiently. Halverson avoided major contact with Brink but his car went into a wheel stand and then flipped on the back straightaway. With Halverson's exit from the race, it was Justin Glaser's turn to try to catch Brink. Brink jumped out to a big lead as the two would be the only drivers to finish the final six laps. With about two laps to go Brink's nose wing broke. Glaser was catching the leader but ran out of time as Brink took the checkered flag. Brink said of the damaged nose wing, "It made the car real tight then it loosened up. I don't know what happened with it." It was a typical night of side-by-side racing in the Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stock division. Gary Brown Jr., and Travis Schreurs swapped the top spot over the first three laps before Brown settled into the lead. It wasn't a comfortable lead though as Schreurs chased Brown all over the track. Schreurs regained the lead on lap 11 as Brown had a tire going down on his car. Schreurs led the final five laps for the win - his 38th career I-90 Speedway victory. Tim Waltner led a pack of five strong USRA Hobby Stocks in leading all 12 laps for the opening night win. Dustin Gulbrandson, Mike Chaney, Zach Olivier and Brian Hoing all had strong showings but just couldn't get around Waltner. Waltner is also high on the list of all-time winners at I-90 Speedway. Saturday night's win was the 28th for Waltner at the Hartford track. Josh Lien cruised to a 10 lap Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers A-Main win. Lien said, "The track was just the way I like it." Lien also credited the previous week's test and tune as good preparation for the first night of the season. All five classes are back in action Saturday night, April 26, at I-90 Speedway. Log onto www.i90speedway.com or go to I-90 Speedway's Facebook page for more information.

RESULTS SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014 360 SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1) D.J. Brink, 2) Justin Glaser, 3) Brandon Halverson, 4) Kevin Flowers, 5) Jordan Nordstrom, 6) Matt Ziebarth, 7) Dale Furby (DNS) Heat Winner: D.J. Brink LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS A Feature: 1) Travis Schreurs, 2) Brad Van Voorst, 3) Cory Yeigh, 4) Gary Brown Jr., 5) Kipp DeGroot, 6) Billy Prouty, 7) Stuart Nelson, 8) Kevin Larson, 9) Zach Van Voorst, 10) Dan Jensen (DNS) USRA B-MODIFIEDS A Feature: 1) Dave Kennedy, 2) Brock Hess, 3) Kevin Joachim, 4) Harvey Vande Weerd, 5) Connor Vande Weerd, 6) Dan Wheeler, 7) Cameron Vande Weerd, 8) Marty Myers, 9) Miah Christensen, 10) Tyler Tesch, 11) Shawn Reed, 12) Devon Schlumbohm, 13) Doug Wallis, 14) Dennis Martin, 15) Greg Eden, 16) Marlin Kracht, 17) Tim Dann, 18) Brad Haas (DNS) Heat Winners: Marlin Kracht, Kevin Joachim, Brock Hess USRA HOBBY STOCKS A Feature: 1) Tim Waltner, 2) Dustin Gulbrandson, 3) Mike Chaney, 4) Zach Olivier, 5) Brian Hoing, 6) Don Brady Jr., 7) Travis Vanden Top, 8) Michael Pechous, 9) Jessica Brandt, 10) Brian Campbell, 11) James Adams Heat Winners: Mike Chaney, Dustin Gulbrandson SUPER CHARGERS A Feature: 1) Josh Lien, 2) Chad Carpenter, 3) Justin Peterson, 4) Brett Dafoe, 5) Donna Bumann (DNS) Heat Winner: Josh Lien

 

 

LA Raceway, LaMonte, MO

 Fisher and Klem Claim Victory at L A Raceway Winged Sprint Show

 Josh Fisher of Smithon, MO wheeled his way into victory circle for the first time in almost four years in the WOW 360 Sprint Feature and Lauren Klem of Basehor, KS captured the checkered flag in her first time back to the Winged 305 Sprints.  Neither win was easy as Fisher had to fight off Randy Martin, California, MO a veteran driver of the Winged 360 Sprints and Klem couldn’t make any mistakes  in the Winged 305 Sprint race with Mike Schouten, LaMonte, MO ready to take advantage if she did.   A caution on the last lap, created a green, white, checker finish to both races but the leaders were able to hold on for the wins.  An Easter Egg hunt at intermission was a treat for the young race fans. 

 

Next weekend, Saturday, April 26, both the WOW 360 Sprints and the Winged 305 Sprints will return to action at the L A Raceway.  For more information go to www.laraceway.com or call 660-620-1148.  You can always follow current happenings on www.facebook.com/la.track or on www.twitter.com/laraceway

 

 

Full Results from 04/19/2014

 

360 Sprint - Feature

     

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

1

72X

Josh Fisher

Smithton, MO

2

2

14

Randy Martin

California, MO

4

3

51

Mitchell Moore

Edgerton, KS

3

4

75

Tyler Blank

California, MO

5

5

38

Cody Baker

Lone Jack, MO

7

6

4

Evan Martin

Lohman, MO

9

7

3Z

Zach Davis

Savannah, MO

10

8

81A

Chris Morgan

Topeka, KS

6

9

34

Corey Nelson

Eugene, MO

12

10

72

Curtis Boyer

New Haven, MO

13

11

93

Taylor Walton

Warrensburg, MO

16

12

23F

Matthew Fox

Hughesville, MO

15

13

24

Ricky Stangl

Lee's Summit, MO

18

14

77

Rob Hockett

Lone Jack, MO

20

15

65

T J Muths

Sedalia, MO

11

16

89

Todd McVay

Grain Valley, MO

14

17

1X

Brad Ryun

Higginsville, MO

8

18

49

Tyler Elliott

California, MO

17

19

31X

Tom McGarry

Alma, MO

19

20

00

P J Grimes

Otterville, MO

 

 

360 Sprint - B Feature

   

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

8

1

93

Taylor Walton

Warrensburg, MO

3

2

1X

Brad Ryun

Higginsville, MO

2

3

24

Ricky Stangl

Lee's Summit, MO

4

4

23F

Matthew Fox

Hughesville, MO

5

5

31X

Tom McGarry

Alma, MO

9

6

77

Rob Hockett

Lone Jack, MO

7

7

00

P J Grimes

Otterville, MO

11

8

65

T J Muths

Sedalia, MO

1

9

9

Casey Baker

Lone Jack, MO

6

10

33

Austin Alumbaugh

Higginsville, MO

10

11

1P

Curtis Evans

Norborne, MO

 

 

 

305 Sprint - Feature

     

Start

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

6

1

2

Lauren Klem

Basehor, KS

1

2

27

Mike Schouten

LaMonte, MO

5

3

31

Matt McGarry

Alma, MO

3

4

FIV-0

Dean  Koch

Concordia, MO

4

5

94

Joe Frazier

Waverly, MO

2

6

13L

David Long

Blue Springs, MO

 

       

 

 

Bell opens Fremont FAST season with win

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Christopher Bell thought he had a feature locked up Friday night in Illinois only to experience mechanical issues. He wasn’t going to be denied again. Bell, an Oklahoma native who now calls Columbus, Indiana home, led all 30 laps of the 410 sprint feature Saturday to claim his second career win at Fremont Speedway on Burns Petroleum Night.

Saturday’s race was the second in the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service which will reward the champion $10,000 at season’s end. It was the first FAST race of the year at “The Track That Action Built.”

Bell was piloting the Keith Kunz winged 410 sprint car on Friday and had a motor issue leading late in the race. Bell, the 2013 USAC National Midget Champion, teamed up with Steve and Brad Fox in their #53 at Fremont Saturday to score the win.

“It’s awesome to come out and have fun every time I get in this 53. Brad and Steve are awesome people and they are really fun to race with,” said Bell beside his Foxco Racing Engines/Competition Suspension/Hinkles Hamburgers backed machine.

“We were going so good at Granite City in Keith’s car. It’s awesome to run so good there and come back here and get a win. This is my first sprint car win of the year…I’ve kind of struggled in the 410 stuff this year so it’s nice to be back up here,” continued Bell. “This Ohio deal is so tough. I got a little worried…at times when I caught the lapped cars they would drive away from me which told me I wasn’t very good. I pulled the wing back and sat up in the seat and fortunately we’re on the front stretch. Fremont is definitely one of the toughest places to win at.”

It was also the second race of the year for the JLH General Contractors 305 Sprint FAST Championship Series presented by Engine Pro – the first of the year at Fremont. The season’s champion will earn $2,000.

For Bellevue, Ohio’s Jimmy Colvin it was a night of redemption. On the first lap of last week’s Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 sprint feature Colvin took a nasty flip. He, his dad and crew worked all week to put his sprint car back together and it paid off. Colvin led all 25 laps but it wasn’t easy as defending track champion John Ivy raced him hard the final five laps.

“I don’t want to even talk about last week. It was one of those weeks when you get home from work at five o’clock and get back in the house and to bed at 10 o’clock just so we could get back out here this weekend. But this makes up for it. That was the longest 25 laps you could race when you know John Ivy is behind you. Especially when he sticks his nose inside of you and outside of you. Then we kind of got some good luck in lapped traffic. It was kind of one lane around the bottom but we held on for 25 laps,” said Colvin beside his Concealed Carry Classes/Greber Custom Powder Coating #9.

“I have to thank mom and dad…they are there every week no matter what. Whether we’re wadding a car up and spending all week in the shop or we’re sitting here on the front stretch,” added Colvin.

For the second consecutive week Risingsun, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti would cruise to the win in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Truck feature. Valenti, who also scored a win last week at Attica Raceway Park, also set a new track record in qualifying for the second straight week.

“You know you’re doing something right when you hear that,” said Valenti in the victory lane amid a smattering of boos. “Once again I have to thank Jeff Babcock and all the sponsors on this thing…JP Enterprises, Dave Story Equipment, Craig Miller Trucking, Conrad Transportation, Gressman Powersports…it was Burns Petroleum Night so I’m glad to see we could finally get a race in…Day Dreams and Memories Crafts and Antiques, KS Sales and Service…can’t think everyone enough.”

“We kept watching the track conditions and in the heat race it kind of come back on us and we just kept adjusting on it and made the right calls and was able to keep all four tires on it,” added Valenti.

Chad Kemenah and Bell would bring the 20 car field to the green for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints. Bell would take the lead as third place starter Craig Mintz drove into second with Kemenah, Broc Martin, Travis Philo and Caleb Helms in tow. By lap six the leaders were racing into heavy lapped traffic as Mintz closed on Bell with Kemenah, Martin, Helms, Philo, Chris Andrews and Byron Reed giving chase.

By the ninth circuit Mintz was on Bell’s rear bumper with Kemenah within striking distance. The race’s only caution would fly on lap 10 for a Scott Euler spin and when the green reappeared Kemenah would drive around Mintz for the runner-up spot. Just past the half-way point as the leaders prepared to catch the back of the pack Kemenah closed on Bell with Mintz, Martin, Helms, Reed and Andrews in pursuit.

Bell would pick his way through the traffic and began to pull away slightly from Kemenah as Mintz was locked in a tremendous battle with Martin for third. With five laps to go Bell led Kemenah, Martin, Mintz, Helms, Reed and Andrews. Bell had a few close calls with lapped cars but used patience to cruise to the win. Kemenah, Martin, Mintz and Reed would round out the top five.

Colvin and last week’s winner Steve Rando paced the field for the 305 sprint feature with Colvin taking the lead over Rando, Ivy, Tyler Gunn, Bobby Clark and Dustin Dinan. Ricky Peterson would spin to bring out the caution with two laps recorded.

Ivy would drive under Rando for second on lap four with Clark taking third a lap later. With six laps in Ivy closed quickly on Colvin with Clark, Rando, Dinan, Tony Beaber, Jordan Ryan, Gunn, Seth Schneider, Nate Dussel and Alvin Roepke in tow. The caution would come out on lap nine when Luke Griffith did a 360 spin. On the restart Colvin and Ivy would begin a great battle for the lead.

Colvin would stick to the bottom with Ivy trying several times to his outside. When Colvin moved up a little Ivy would try to sneak under. The two ran side-by-side through lap 16 when Colvin was able to pull away slightly. Meanwhile Rando, Clark, Dinan, Ryan and Beaber were locked in a tremendous battle for third.

The leaders finally hit the back of the pack on lap 18 but Colvin worked his way through and would take the checkered over Ivy, Rando, Dinan and Ryan.

In the 20-lap dirt truck feature Jimmy McGrath Jr. and Jeff Ward would pace the field of 21 trucks but before a lap could be completed the caution would fly for Keith Sorg while Ward went pit side with a flat tire. When the green came back out Dustin Keegan would grab the lead over Jim McGrath, Valenti, Jimmy McGrath, Matt Foos, Cory McCaughey and Bob Dible.

Valenti would take second on lap four, bringing Foos to third. The caution came back out for Andrew Lutman and Brandon Stuckey but when the green came back out Valenti and Keegan were locked in a side-by-side battle for the lead which would continue over the next four laps. Valenti would eventually pull away slightly as Keegan fell to the clutches of Foos with McGrath Jr., McGrath Sr., Dible, Art Ball and Dana Fry in pursuit.

Valenti would catch the rear of the field on lap 12 but Foos was unable to close with McGrath Jr., Dible, McGrath Sr., Ball and Keegan waging a tremendous battle for third. The final caution would fly on lap 14 for Stuckey with the running order Valenti, Foos, McGrath Jr., Dible, McGrath Sr., Ball and Keegan.

Valenti would pull away fro the win with Foos second while Dible got by McGrath Jr. late for third with Ball rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, April 26th on Adkins Sanitation and Fence Night. It is Fan Zone Night and fans are encouraged to come prepared to support their favorite driver for a chance to win 10 free general admission tickets for the next regular weekly show on May 10th. Fans are being encouraged to make up banners/posters, wear their favorite driver’s shirt and other fun activities which will be judged on the front stretch by all the fans.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com. For more information on the FAST series go to www.fastondirt.com

Fremont Speedway - 4/19/2014

JRC Transportation Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (26 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.556; 2. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.588; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.704; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.759; 5. 53C-Christopher Bell, 12.769; 6. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.829; 7. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.877; 8. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.923; 9. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.934; 10. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.963; 11. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.983; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.061; 13. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.076; 14. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.083; 15. 17-Scott Euler, 13.088; 16. 33M-Bryan Sebetto, 13.102; 17. 4K-Kris Spitz, 13.251; 18. 7-Dean Jacobs, 13.266; 19. 312-Mike Linder, 13.306; 20. 53-DJ Foos, 13.329; 21. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.367; 22. 17H-Jarod Horstman, 13.486; 23. 55-Brad Bowman, 13.518; 24. 10X-Dustin Stroup, 13.574; 25. O7X-Dain Naida, 13.698; 26. 39M-Matt Merrill, 99.000

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[6] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 7. 17H-Jarod Horstman[8] ; 8. 312-Mike Linder[7] ; 9. O7X-Dain Naida[9]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 2. 53C-Christopher Bell[5] ; 3. 4K-Kris Spitz[1] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 6. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 7. 53-DJ Foos[7] ; 8. 55-Brad Bowman[8] ; 9. 39M-Matt Merrill[9]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 17-Scott Euler[2] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 8. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6]

Dash - Borer Mirror and Glass (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 63-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 53C-Christopher Bell[1] ; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[6]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 3. 312-Mike Linder[4] ; 4. 53-DJ Foos[5] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 7. 10X-Dustin Stroup[9] ; 8. 17H-Jarod Horstman[7] ; 9. 55-Brad Bowman[8] ; 10. 39M-Matt Merrill[11] ; 11. O7X-Dain Naida[10]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 53C-Christopher Bell[2]; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah[1]; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[4]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[3]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[8]; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[5]; 7. 16-Chris Andrews[7]; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9]; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[12]; 10. 53-DJ Foos[20]; 11. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[16]; 12. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[13]; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams[11]; 14. 7-Dean Jacobs[18]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo[6]; 16. 2+-Brian Smith[14]; 17. 60-Jody Keegan[10]; 18. 4K-Kris Spitz[17]; 19. 17-Scott Euler[15]; 20. 312-Mike Linder[19]

Hard Charger: 53-DJ Foos[+10]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (23 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Callie's Performance

1. 8-Bobby Clark, 13.676; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan, 13.740; 3. 8I-John Ivy, 13.740; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.748; 5. 19R-Steve Rando, 13.793; 6. 9-Jimmy Colvin, 13.799; 7. 39-Tony Beaber, 13.808; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver, 13.856; 9. 36-Seth Schneider, 13.873; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson, 13.884; 11. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.893; 12. 5R-Jordan Ryan, 13.921; 13. 12-Kyle Capodice, 13.980; 14. 8M-T.J Michael, 14.018; 15. 7A-Alvin Roepke, 14.033; 16. 25-Jason Keckler, 14.070; 17. 11G-Luke Griffith, 14.166; 18. 22D-Dan Hammond, 14.327; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.331; 20. 7M-Brandon Moore, 14.372; 21. 10-Josh Harrison, 14.461; 22. 32-Dan Hennig, 14.466; 23. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.699

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 5. 39-Tony Beaber[4] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 8. 32-Dan Hennig[8]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 6-Dustin Dinan[6] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 5. 8M-T.J Michael[2] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[4]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7A-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 4. 9-Jimmy Colvin[5] ; 5. 8I-John Ivy[6] ; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond[1] ; 7. 10-Josh Harrison[7]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[6] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[7] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[5]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 9-Jimmy Colvin[1]; 2. 8I-John Ivy[4]; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[2]; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[5]; 5. 5R-Jordan Ryan[11]; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[6]; 7. 39-Tony Beaber[7]; 8. 1-Nate Dussel[10]; 9. 7A-Alvin Roepke[13]; 10. 8M-T.J Michael[12]; 11. 1W-Paul Weaver[16]; 12. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3]; 13. 12-Kyle Capodice[17]; 14. 25-Jason Keckler[14]; 15. 36-Seth Schneider[8]; 16. 10-Josh Harrison[20]; 17. 11G-Luke Griffith[15]; 18. 2-Ricky Peterson[9]; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron[19]; 20. 22D-Dan Hammond[18]

Hard Charger: 5R-Jordan Ryan[+6]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (23 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Callie's Performance

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti, 17.832 (New Track Record) 2. 17-Bob Dible, 17.903; 3. 5-Jim McGrath, 18.018; 4. 2-Matt Foos, 18.047; 5. D1-Dustin Keegan, 18.051; 6. 36M-Cory McCaughey, 18.145; 7. 33-Jeff Ward, 18.178; 8. 45-Brian Melnek, 18.253; 9. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr., 18.316; 10. O1-Art Ball, 18.364; 11. 18W-Cory Ward, 18.381; 12. 7-Dana Frey, 18.457; 13. 3X-Brad Keckler, 18.516; 14. 4S-Keith Sorg, 18.563; 15. 9-Curt Inks, 18.666; 16. 99H-Art Howey Jr., 18.750; 17. 37-Eric Devanna, 18.870; 18. 115-Ben Good, 18.882; 19. 10-Roger Inks, 19.054; 20. 85S-Bradley Stuckey, 19.291; 21. 22-Brandon Leighton, 19.796; 22. 3-Andy Earnhart, 22.306; 23. 79-Andrew Lutman, 99.000

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 2. 2-Matt Foos[5] ; 3. 3X-Brad Keckler[2] ; 4. O1-Art Ball[3] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[4] ; 6. 10-Roger Inks[7] ; 7. 99H-Art Howey Jr.[1] ; 8. 3-Andy Earnhart[8]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 17-Bob Dible[6] ; 2. 4S-Keith Sorg[2] ; 3. D1-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 4. 37-Eric Devanna[1] ; 5. 79-Andrew Lutman[8] ; 6. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[7] ; 7. 45-Brian Melnek[4]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9-Curt Inks[2] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[4] ; 3. 7-Dana Frey[3] ; 4. 5-Jim McGrath[6] ; 5. 36M-Cory McCaughey[5] ; 6. 115-Ben Good[1] ; 7. 22-Brandon Leighton[7]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8]; 2. 2-Matt Foos[5]; 3. 17-Bob Dible[7]; 4. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[1]; 5. O1-Art Ball[9]; 6. D1-Dustin Keegan[4]; 7. 5-Jim McGrath[6]; 8. 3X-Brad Keckler[11]; 9. 7-Dana Frey[10]; 10. 33-Jeff Ward[2]; 11. 45-Brian Melnek[16]; 12. 115-Ben Good[18]; 13. 37-Eric Devanna[14]; 14. 9-Curt Inks[13]; 15. 99H-Art Howey Jr.[17]; 16. 10-Roger Inks[19]; 17. 22-Brandon Leighton[21]; 18. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[20]; 19. 4S-Keith Sorg[12]; 20. 36M-Cory McCaughey[3]; 21. 79-Andrew Lutman[15]

Hard Charger: 7B-Shawn Valenti[+7]

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

 

 

Skaggs Claims Gutsy OVSCA Sprint Win!

Atomic Speedway Results April 19, 2014

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO- Talk about first impressions! The Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association opened up its 2014 season in a huge way at Brad McCown's Atomic Speedway Saturday night as three cars crossed the finish line side-by-side-by-side with defending series champion Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio bringing home the popular win over veterans Todd Kane (2nd) and Randy Hannagan in third. Jimmy Lennox, Maysville, Kentucky won a simiarly contested battle in the Advanced Services AMRA Octane Modifieds and the $1,000 paycheck, while Steve Nobile, Wellston, Ohio won the $400 C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mods and Dean Boyd, Williamsburg, Ohio grabbed the $500 Super Street Stock win. Every race including most of the heat races went right down to the wire, many times bringing the large, enthusiastic crown to its feet.

Four classes and great racing was finished before 10:30 p.m. Next week is Food Drive Night to restock the local foodbanks. Fans can bring three cans of food or non-perishable items to get $2 off the price of admission for a full blown Sprint Car, Late Model, Modified, Street Stock quadruple-header, all for one low price. Additionally, fans can see the third in a series of Enduro races, the Dreadland Haunted Hills 50.

Just a couple months ago it appeared Nathan Skaggs would watch the 2014 sprint car season. February 24, 2014 at the Arenacross in Reno Nevada, Skaggs, who is a multi-time Motocross champion, was involved in a horrible accident that resulted in him getting hospitalized for a good deal of time. He sustained 10 broken ribs, a punctured and collapsed lung and a broken collar bone among other injures that required 40 screws to lace him back together. Still in pain last week, he climbed back into the sprint car for a second place finish.

Car owner Harold Beasley said, "Last week he ran out of air, literally," referring to Skaggs' healing lung. "Tonight he left no excuse." Ironically, Skaggs left rear tire also 'ran out of air' as he entered victory lane. He cut victory that close!

"We made some changes to the car this week," said Skaggs, grimacing and still visually in pain. "I knew we had a run for the money the last few laps, but our car went just about anywhere I put it. I was just hoping I could hold on."

Last week, Skaggs GF! Chassis/Griff's Engines #2 finished second after a 16th to second run behind crafty veteran Danny Smith. Saturday, Skaggs and Smith again battled it out "Battle Royale" style with several side by side racing laps. On lap ten Skaggs took the lead, but was hard-pressed to shake Smith, a persistent Todd Kane, Jimmy Stinson, and San Jose, California driver Randy Hannagan. Smith came together with a lapped car on lap 14 and came to a halt in turn four.

That left a tight battle for the front runners. For a time Skaggs had some breathing room as Stinson and Kane sparred for second. Hannagan pulled the Neumeister 11N into the frey passing Andre Layfield for fourth and Stinson for third, then zooming by Kane for second. Hannagan reeled in Skaggs with Kane becoming 'somewhat of an after-thought'. Hannagan and Skaggs rubbed wheels a couple of times in some ultra-tight racing that saw Skaggs masterfully hit the right holes at the right times. Hannagan wasn't to be denied and edged ahead in turn two of the 23rd lap, but Skaggs pulled him down the backchute.

Skaggs worked the traffic to his liking on the white flag lap with Hannagan boring it high in turns one and two, only to have Todd Kane climb back into the mix. Hannagan went high, Skaggs to the middle, and Todd Kane to the bottom coming off the last turn to the checkered flag with Skaggs narrowly ahead, and Kane by a wheel over Hannagan a the start-finish line. The crowd was abuzz for nearly ten minutes after the checkered waved in awe of the great race they had witnessed.

Twenty cars started and twenty cars finished with just one caution in the 25-lap gem. Rounding out the top ten were Nathan Skaggs, Todd Kane, Randy Hannagan, Andre Layfield, Jimmy Stinson, Josh Davis, Danny Smith, Ronnie Blair, Dave Dickson, andAdam Strausser. Layfield had a good run into the top five, while Josh Davis and Ronnie Blair were in the mix all night long. Danny Smith recovered to finish seventh from the tail. Hard chargers were Dave Dickson, Hannagan, Skaggs, and Aaron Higgins each picking up five positions during the feature on perhaps the raciest track of the young year.

A pair of "eight's" led the start of the Advanced Services AMRA mod main with defending race winner, Dave Fireball Pinkerton zooming into the lead. Pinkerton took to the high groove over the 'other' eight of Jimmy Lennex. Lennex was fast and straight on the bottom and by lap three had challened Pinkerton for the lead. Josh Scott fought for second as Dave McWilliams, the week one winner, began a charge from fourth.

Lennex challenged Pinkerton over the first eight laps then swapped the lead with him over the next four circuits. Pinkerton ran hard upon a lapped car upon turn thre entry of the 14th round and Lennex dove under him, closing the door and grabbing the lead. Again the two battle in reverse order until a couple laps later McWilliams made it a three wide battle off turn four. McWilliams took second and Scott climbed back into the mix to battle for third.

At the finish four cars huddle under a blanket to the finish line with Lennex bringing home the win in his Bad Fast Chassis. Lennex said, "Yeah, I knew the eight and McWilliams were right there somewhere. It was a good, competitive race. The car hooked up good along the bottom and I just kept it down there trying to find some moisture."

Rounding out the top ten were Lennex, Dave McWilliams, Josh Scott, Fireball Pinkerton, Rick Hensley, Rob Stambaugh, Brandon Oliver, Eric Arledge, Donnie Miller, and Jeff Surber.

In the C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mods Steve Nobile took the lead on the sixth circuit, then held off the challenges of Jay Helton and Harley Martin to bring home the win. Thanks to Dan Spires Auto Body and Detail adding $100 to the Sport Mod Winner and Nobile's $400 payday. Nobile and Martin had a race-long battle as Jay Helton got back into the groove with what would prove to be a third place finish. Mike Brust and Greg Litteral battled hard most of the race for solid top five finishes.

Nobile, Jay Helton, Harley Martin, Mike Brust, Greg Litteral, Dustin Appling, Robert Lunsford, David Lunsford, Jimmy Corley. Behind Nobile were Helton who finally nipped Harley Martin, Mike Brust, Greg Litteral, Dustin Appling, Robert Lunsford, David Lunsford, and Jimmy Corley.

Justin Poling burst into the early lead as Dean Boyd and Adam Jones fought for second. Tommy Mossbarger grappled back into the hunt as Boyd blitzed high with Poling midhigh in the turns. A lap 8 pass by Body saw the two leaders rub some paint in exciting door-to-door action. At the finish it was a strong win by Boyd over Justin Poling, Tommy Mossbarger, Adam Jones, Tim Cutler, Dave Landman, Larry Highland, Brian McQuay, Mike Drake, and Keith Elliott.

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

Atomic is a Hoosier only track. Check the website for rule details. Next Saturday, April 26, 2014 Atomic will host Fooddrive Night featuring Outlaw Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, and Street Stocks.

Coming Events!

April 26- Food Drive Night: Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

May 3- MODIFIED MAYHEM AMRA Modifieds $1,500 TO WIN, Sprints, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

3 DAY NDRL WEEKEND:

May 8- NDRL Late Models (Practice & Qualify), AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods

May 9- NDRL Late Models $5,000 TO WIN, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

May 10- NDRL Late Models $15,000TO WIN, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

May 17- KIDS NIGHT-KIDS BIKE RACES Sprints, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

The summary: Atomic Speedway April 19, 2014

Pine Tree Towing 410 Sprint Cars (29)

Fast Time: Mark Imler 12:943

Heat One: Jimmy Stinson, Adam Strausser, Mark Imler, Brandy Bower, Aaron Higgins, Kevin Roberts, Jr., Jess Stiger, Nate Reeser

Heat Two: Nathan Skaggs, Randy Hannagan, Josh Davis, Dave Dickson Trey Gustin, Jordan Harble, David Smith,

Heat Three: Danny Smith, Andre Layfield,Mitchell Harble, Jason Dollick, Wes McGlumphey, Brian Benson, Dean Kester

Heat Four: Todd Kane, Ryan Broughton, Ronnie Blair, Sam Ashworth, Jess McCreary, Rick Fraley, Nick Roberts

B-Main: Aaron Higgins,Trey Gustin, Wes McGlumphy, Brian Benson, Jess McCreary, Kevin Roberts, Brian Benson, Jordan Harble, Rick Fraley, Nick Roberts, David Smith, Jess Stiger, Nate Reeser

A-Main:Nathan Skaggs, Todd Kane, Randy Hannagan, Andre Layfield, Jimmy Stinson, Josh Davis, Danny Smith, Ronnie Blair, Dave Dickson, Adam Strausser, Brandy Bower, Aaron Higgins, Ryan Broughton, Sam Ashworth, Trey Gustin, Mitch Harble, Jason Dolick, Mark Imler, Wes McGlumphy, Brian Benson

Advanced Services H & C OCTANE AMRA MODIFIEDS (13)

Heat One: Fireball Pinkerton, Rob Stambaugh, Josh Scott, Eric Arledge,Donnie Miller, Rich Shutts, Jeff Surber

Heat Two: Dave McWilliams, Jimmy Lennex, Dave Jameson, Rick Hensley, Brandon Oliver, Brian Moore.

Feature: Jimmy Lennex, Dave McWilliams, Josh Scott, Fireball Pinkerton, Rick Hensley, Rob Stambaugh, Brandon Oliver, Eric Arledge, Donnie Miller, Jeff Surber, Brian Moore, Rick Shutts, Dave Jameson

 

 

WINNING NEVER GETS OLD FOR DARLAND AS HE PICKS UP ELDORA

Matt Westfall and Jeff Koz Complete Branson/Larson Classic Tripleheader

ROSSBURG, OH (April 19) – Winning never seems to get old for Dave Darland. To him, every checkered flag is as important and exciting as the first one and Saturday’s triumph in Eldora Speedway’s Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic was no exception.

Victory lane was pure jubilation for the popular Walton, IN veteran as he collected his fifth USAC (United States Auto Club) National Sprint Car win on the venerable .500-mile clay Eldora oval and in doing so, extended his USAC cumulative point lead. Sharing victory lane honors with Darland were Matt Westfall in the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds and Jeff Koz in the Stock Cars.

Getting to the front was no easy task for fourth-place starting Darland. Pole sitter Chase Stockon charged into the lead at the dropping of the green flag, with Dallas Hewitt, Jerry Coons, Jr. and Darland in tow.

Within three laps, Stockon had built up an eight car length lead over Hewitt, as Darland moved into third to challenge for the runner-up position. Driving hard into turn three on the fifth circuit, Hewitt brushed the outer wall which sent him into a series of flips and ended his night.

The ensuing restart set up an eight lap battle highlighted by classic Eldora slide jobs.

Darland slid under Stockon going into turn three, but Stockon retaliated by diving off of turn four and ran wheel to wheel down the front stretch with Darland before doing a slide job of his own into turn one. That move outsmarted Darland and again Stockon began increasing his margin over the field.

Darland began building up his steam and coming down to complete lap ten, he not only caught up to the leader, but tried yet another slide job going into turn one. While this time the slide job was successful, before the lap could be completed, another red flag appeared for a flipping Jarrett Andretti.

That relegated Darland back to second and set up two laps of see-saw battling between the fast-running pair. Persistence paid off for Darland as he executed a successful pass coming down to complete lap 13 to move out front, where he was to remain throughout the distance.

Stockon refused to give up and kept Darland in sight as he held off all challenges from Tracy Hines. They crossed the finish line in that order, with Coons, Jr. and Brady Bacon completing the top five.

Westfall had signed in to do double duty on the evening, but mechanical issues kept his Sprint Car from competition and reduced the driving chores on a chilly evening to his UMP DIRTcar Modified.

All disappointments were clearly erased as he simply dominated the 18-lap Modified feature event for his second win in a division that was celebrating its 250th event Saturday evening.

David Smith was turning in a strong run at the onset of the event with a spirited challenge to Westfall, before defending champion Jerry Bowersock came on the scene to set up a three-way battle. That battle increased to four as soon Zach Schroeder moved forward, but within a few laps, Westfall got hooked up and went off and running.

The fast-paced event was all Westfall from that point on, with Bowersock eventually moving past Smith for second, while Schroeder and Jesse Bittlering completed the top five.

While Jeff Koz was able to move into victory lane for his first-ever Eldora win, he had to be getting nervous in the closing laps. Two leaders before him fell to misfortune. First it was Paul Pardo, who led the first seven circuits. Pardo dropped quickly to the low side of the track to give Koz the lead he was to hold for three laps before giving way to defending champion Barney Craig.

Craig’s lead last for less than two laps before he made contact with the wall in turn one to end his night prematurely.

That put Koz back out front and was able to hold off a pair of fast-closing runners, Chris Douglas and Andy King to grab the checkered flag. Jordan Conover did a great job recovering from an earlier spin to record a fourth place run, while Adam Schaeff completed the top five.

Eldora returns to action next Saturday evening with a tripleheader program featuring the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds, Eldora Stock Cars and Waynesfield-Circle Track Trucks. Ticket and event information can be found on Eldora’s website www.EldoraSpeedway.com or can be obtained by calling the speedway office (937) 338-3815 during normal business hours. Additionally, race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android which is available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

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USAC SPRINT

TIME TRIALS - 1. 69-Brady Bacon [15.069]; 2. 20-Bryan Clauson [15.278]; 3. 4-Tracy Hines [15.331]; 4. 71P-Dave Darland [15.345]; 5. 10E-Jerry Coons, Jr [15.347]; 6. 12-Robert Ballou [15.524]; 7. 22S-Dallas Hewitt [15.619]; 8. 32-Chase Stockon [15.639]; 9. 11-Chris Windom [15.664]; 10. 15F-Aaron Farney [15.667]; 11. 37RW-Jon Stanbrough [15.711]; 12. 32M-Derek Hastings [15.722]; 13. 30-C.j. Leary [15.807]; 14. 40G-Justin Grant [15.822]; 15. 18-Scotty Weir [15.830]; 16. 66-Shane Cockrum [15.880]; 17. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [15.893]; 18. 18A-Jarett Andretti [15.981]; 19. 6-Bill Rose [16.136]; 20. 63-Kody Swanson [16.137]; 21. 3R-Daron Clayton [16.260]; 22. 54-Matt Westfall [16.264]; 23. 83-Wes Mcintyre [16.308]; 24. 15-Brandon Whited [16.438]; 25. 9X-Rob Chaney [16.575]; 26. 48-Nathan Moore [16.649]; 27. 82-Mike Miller [16.706]; 28. 29-Logan Jarrett [16.795]; 29. 83X-Adam Cruea [17.000]; 30. 63H-Huston Hewitt [17.898]; 31. 39-Matt Goodnight [99.999];

HEAT 1 - 1. 18A-Jarett Andretti [2]; 2. 11-Chris Windom [4]; 3. 40G-Justin Grant [3]; 4. 10E-Jerry Coons, Jr [5]; 5. 69-Brady Bacon [6]; 6. 83-Wes Mcintyre [1]; 7. 82-Mike Miller [7]; 8. 63H-Huston Hewitt [DNS];

HEAT 2 - 1. 18-Scotty Weir [3]; 2. 20-Bryan Clauson [6]; 3. 6-Bill Rose [2]; 4. 15-Brandon Whited [1]; 5. 15F-Aaron Farney [4]; 6. 32M-Derek Hastings [7]; 7. 12-Robert Ballou [DNF]; 8. 39-Matt Goodnight [DNS];

HEAT 3 - 1. 4-Tracy Hines [6]; 2. 37RW-Jon Stanbrough [4]; 3. 63-Kody Swanson [2]; 4. 22S-Dallas Hewitt [5]; 5. 66-Shane Cockrum [3]; 6. 29-Logan Jarrett [7]; 7. 9X-Rob Chaney [1];

HEAT 4 - 1. 71P-Dave Darland [6]; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 3. 3R-Daron Clayton [2]; 4. 32-Chase Stockon [5]; 5. 30-C.j. Leary [4]; 6. 48-Nathan Moore [1]; 7. 83X-Adam Cruea [DNF];

B MAINS - 1. 69-Brady Bacon [1]; 2. 12-Robert Ballou [2]; 3. 15F-Aaron Farney [3]; 4. 30-C.j. Leary [4]; 5. 66-Shane Cockrum [5]; 6. 83-Wes Mcintyre [6]; 7. 82-Mike Miller [9]; 8. 29-Logan Jarrett [11]; 9. 83X-Adam Cruea [12]; 10. 48-Nathan Moore [8]; 11. 32M-Derek Hastings [DNF]; 12. 9X-Rob Chaney [DNF]; 13. 63H-Huston Hewitt [DNF];

FEATURE - 1. 71P-Dave Darland [4]; 2. 32-Chase Stockon [1]; 3. 4-Tracy Hines [5]; 4. 10E-Jerry Coons, Jr [3]; 5. 69-Brady Bacon [7]; 6. 20-Bryan Clauson [6]; 7. 37RW-Jon Stanbrough [11]; 8. 40G-Justin Grant [13]; 9. 12-Robert Ballou [8]; 10. 18-Scotty Weir [14]; 11. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [16]; 12. 63-Kody Swanson [19]; 13. 11-Chris Windom [9]; 14. 66-Shane Cockrum [15]; 15. 3R-Daron Clayton [20]; 16. 6-Bill Rose [18]; 17. 30-C.j. Leary [12]; 18. 83-Wes Mcintyre [21]; 19. 15-Brandon Whited [DNF]; 20. 15F-Aaron Farney [DNF]; 21. 29-Logan Jarrett [DNF]; 22. 18A-Jarett Andretti [DNF]; 23. 22S-Dallas Hewitt [DNF];

UMP DIRTcar MODIFIED

HEAT 1 - 1. 05-David Smith [2]; 2. 225-Jesse Bitterling [9]; 3. 10-Scott Bowersock [1]; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson [3]; 5. 36-Brandon Vaughan [5]; 6. 28R-Chad Rosenbeck [6]; 7. 21T-Tom Treon [8]; 8. 4J-David Treon, Jr [DNF]; 9. 51-Cody Timmerman [DNF];

HEAT 2 - 1. 5JB-Jerry Bowersock [7]; 2. 55S-Zach Schroeder [1]; 3. 52-John Phlipot, Jr [2]; 4. 1SW-Scott Williams [3]; 5. 26L-Casey Luedeke [5]; 6. 18-Ryan Sutter [6]; 7. 0A-Derrick Austin [8]; 8. 79-Shane Unger [4];

HEAT 3 - 1. 54-Matt Westfall [4]; 2. 23J-Jeff Koz [1]; 3. 4S-Rob Starkey [5]; 4. 3GW-Dylan Woodling [8]; 5. 91-Adam Thrush [3]; 6. 5X-Tim Richardson [6]; 7. 11MH-Mike Hohlbein [2]; 8. 20-Josh Morton [DNF];

A FEATURE - 1. 54-Matt Westfall [1]; 2. 5JB-Jerry Bowersock [2]; 3. 05-David Smith [3]; 4. 55S-Zach Schroeder [5]; 5. 225-Jesse Bitterling [4]; 6. 10-Scott Bowersock [7]; 7. 4S-Rob Starkey [9]; 8. 23J-Jeff Koz [6]; 9. 36-Brandon Vaughan [13]; 10. 28R-Chad Rosenbeck [16]; 11. 91-Adam Thrush [15]; 12. 18-Ryan Sutter [17]; 13. 22T-Tony Anderson [10]; 14. 5X-Tim Richardson [18]; 15. 11MH-Mike Hohlbein [21]; 16. 0A-Derrick Austin [20]; 17. 21T-Tom Treon [19]; 18. 79-Shane Unger [23]; 19. 4J-David Treon, Jr [DNF]; 20. 52-John Phlipot, Jr [DNF]; 21. 26L-Casey Luedeke [DNF]; 22. 20-Josh Morton [DNF]; 23. 3GW-Dylan Woodling [DNF]; 24. 1SW-Scott Williams [DNS]; 25. 51-Cody Timmerman [DNS];

STOCK CAR

HEAT 1 - 1. 16-Jeff Koz [4]; 2. 61-Rob Trent [7]; 3. 71C-Barney Craig [6]; 4. 82-Chris Douglas [8]; 5. 01-Earnie Woodard [1]; 6. 49-Eric Sandlin [2]; 7. 55A-Brandon Archey [DNF]; 8. 7D-Dan Wooten [DNF]; 9. 1B-Kenny Brady Jr. [DNF];

HEAT 2 - 1. 410-Paul Pardo [8]; 2. 7-Jordan Conover [1]; 3. 99-Andy King [9]; 4. 36-Adam Schaeff [6]; 5. 27-Frank Paladino [5]; 6. 20P-Robbie Phlipot [3]; 7. 19-Wayne Williams [7]; 8. 23-Casey Barr [4]; 9. 98R-Wilbert Ramey [DNS];

HEAT 3 - 1. 22T-Tony Anderson [1]; 2. 5G-Anthony Goode [6]; 3. 00-Dean Pitts [2]; 4. 58-Alex Peace [5]; 5. 68MC-Rob Love [DNF]; 6. 51H-Jay Huber [DNF]; 7. 501-Emily Gade [DNS]; 8. 28D-Tracy Dunaway Jr. [DNS];

A FEATURE - 1. 16-Jeff Koz [1]; 2. 82-Chris Douglas [10]; 3. 99-Andy King [8]; 4. 7-Jordan Conover [5]; 5. 36-Adam Schaeff [11]; 6. 27-Frank Paladino [14]; 7. 01-Earnie Woodard [13]; 8. 19-Wayne Williams [20]; 9. 49-Eric Sandlin [16]; 10. 58-Alex Peace [12]; 11. 68MC-Rob Love [15]; 12. 5G-Anthony Goode [6]; 13. 22T-Tony Anderson [DNF]; 14. 1B-Kenny Brady Jr. [25]; 15. 71C-Barney Craig [DNF]; 16. 20P-Robbie Phlipot [DNF]; 17. 410-Paul Pardo [DNF]; 18. 61-Rob Trent [DNF]; 19. 00-Dean Pitts [DNS]; 20. 51H-Jay Huber [DNS]; 21. 55A-Brandon Archey [DNS]; 22. 501-Emily Gade [DNS]; 23. 7D-Dan Wooten [DNS]; 24. 23-Casey Barr [DNS]; 25. 28D-Tracy Dunaway Jr. [DNS]; 26. 98R-Wilbert Ramey [DNS];

 

 

Holtgraver Romps to Victory at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (April 19, 2014): Danny Holtgraver loves racing in front of the hometown fans, and it shows. The Pittsburgh Kid cut his teeth at Mercer Raceway Park before hitting the road with the All Stars Circuit of Champions. The $4,000 special event win for 410 Sprint Cars was his second of the weekend, and it makes him the odds-on favorite when the touring stars return to the Park for the first of three events.

Frankie Guidace rebounded from a disappointing opening night to score his first victory of the season in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Andy Feil led wire to wire to earn the laurels in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Tyler Fulton did likewise in the Mini Stocks, presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Trusty Rusty Moore regained the winning form in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars.

The program was delayed by a transformer failure that darkened the third and fourth turns, and by track manicuring to cure a weeper in turn three. But once racing resumed, track management pushed the program through to a respectable conclusion.

"It's awesome to come back home and get to see all of the fans I grew up racing around, and when we can pull off two wins in the weekend, it's a lot of fun," Holtgraver said. His new team, fielded by Rob Hunter, and wrenched by Andrew Barman, and Dan Holtgraver, is starting to jell. "We've been making a little bit of changes here, and I think we found some stuff the past couple of weeks and we've been going pretty good." Holtgraver was hopeful that he can carry the momentum into the All Stars events coming up in the weeks ahead, as there will be an Eastern Swing, followed by a return to Western Pennsylvania, including the Park on May 10.

Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Danny Holtgraver had the front row for the start of the 410 Sprint Car feature presented by Luxaire Heating & Cooling and McCrudden's Heating & Cooling. Sodeman and Holtgraver fired simultaneously, and raced hard into turn one. However, the start was waived off due to an incident towards the rear of the field. Last week's winner, Rod George, did not get away cleanly, and that stacked up the cars behind him. Adam Kekich flipped exiting turn four and Arnie Kent collided with the overturned machine. Jac Haudenschild was also involved. While none of the racers were hurt, only the Wild Child was able to continue in the event.

The next attempt at a start saw the dynamic duo charging hard into turn one once again. They ran side by side for the lap, but Holtgraver took command as they passed beneath the flag stand. As they did, John McCraken flipped his Sprinter in turn three. Scott Priester was collected as well, and neither driver could continue.

The single file restart had Holtgraver on the point, a position that he would not surrender in the 29-lap run to the checkers. Sodeman ran second throughout, trailing by as much as a full straightaway midway through the contest. When Holtgraver reached heavy traffic with a handful of laps remaining, Sodeman began to close in, but he ran out of time.

Sheldon Haudenshild was racing in third when he retired from the fray on lap 22. That moved Jared Zimbardi up a notch. He held off the fast-closing Lee Jacobs in the final few circuits for third. Taking fifth was Carl Bowser.

Cole Duncan crossed in sixth. Tim Shaffer climbed to seventh, with Eric Williams, Brent Matus, and Brandon Matus completing the top ten.

Heat winners for the 26 car field were Jacobs, Zimbardi, and Holtgraver. The B Main went to Brandon Matus.

Frankie Guidace jumped out to the early lead in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, with Brian Schaffer, Steve Barr, Eric Gabany, and Jimmy Holden in tow.

While Guildace romped to the thousand dollar paycheck, it did not take Holden long to work into second, as he, too, was looking for some redemption on the speedway. Barr held the third spot until a restart with ten laps down. When the action resumed, he got shuffled out of the top five.

Last week's winner, Kyle Fink, came on strong in the second half of the program to earn the third position. J.R. McGinley was fourth, with Shawn Fleeger taking another top five finish.

Gary Smoker, who was filling in for Andy Paden, ran sixth. Barr placed seventh, with Eric Gabany, Makayla Guidace, and Jeff Schaffer, Jr., taking the other spots in the top ten. Schaffer's run was all the more remarkable considering the fact that his father was hospitalized midweek due to severe injuries sustained while felling a tree.

Preliminaries for the 17 cars on hand went to Holden and McGinley. There was no B Main.

Andy Feil, a graduate of the Modified Lites, scored an impressive victory in the Outlaw Sprint Warriors, offered by Bonnell's Rod Shop. Feil led the entire distance to claim his second career win, holding off the two ringers in the field, Brandon Matus and Adam Kekich. Matus was subbing for the injured Mike Murano, III, who was burned in the previous week of racing. Kekich was driving the machine normally piloted by Bob McMillin. McMillin dropped a 305 engine into his car, looking to grab the extra money on the line this night. However, it was Feil who took home the cool thousand dollars.

Behind Feil, Matus, and Kekich came Jimmy Morris and Michael Bauer. That duo placed first and second in the prior outing for this division. Cody Bova, another graduate of Modified Lite racing, placed sixth. Eric L. Williams turned in a good performance, taking seventh after running with the lead pack much of the race. Mike Miller, George Hobaugh, and C.J. Jones completed the top ten.

Pacing the heats were Kekich, Morris and Bauer. Jones topped the B Main.

Tyler Fulton dominated the Mini Stocks, offered by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. The racers had some difficulty getting the program underway, but once they got going, there was no stopping them. Fulton circled the speedway with ease, with Mike McConnell running second. Ed Haylett climbed to third, with Caleb Hickok, and Tyler Blake rounding out the top five.

The next five finishers were Shane Shook, Rudy Troples, Richard Wilbert, Pete Blazak, and Patricia Riffe.

Tim Callahan and McConnell topped the heats for the 19 racers in the division. There was no B Main.

In the Precise Racing Products Stock Car nightcap, it was Rusty Moore taking the win. Leigh Wheeler and Pat Fielding put on a spirited due for second, with Wheeler coming out on top. Joey Zambotti, a late arrival, finished in fourth, just a spot ahead of Ryan Moyer.

Bob Schwartzmiller debuted his beautiful Stocker and drove it to sixth, Curtis J. Bish placed seventh. William Hurrelbrink, Rodney Thoms, and Jesse Brock were next across the finish line.

The pair of heats belonged to Wheeler and Fielding. No B Main was necessary for the 16 cars assembled.

Next weekend will be another Saturday Night Live! program. It will be Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Night, with all members in good standing admitted free of charge to the grandstands.

Luxaire Heating & Cooling/McCrudden's Heating & Cooling 410 Sprint Cars: Danny Holtgraver, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Jared Zimbardi, Lee Jacobs, Carl Bowser, Cole Duncan, Tim Shaffer, Eric WIlliams, Brent Matus, Brandon Matus, Jac Haudenschild, Brandon Spithaler, Steve Collins, Ralph Spithaler, Jimmy Seger, Todd Hoddick, C.J. Jones, Dennis Wagner, Rod George, Adam Kekich, Arnie Kent, Scott Priester, John McCracken.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Frankie Guidace, Jimmy Holden, Kyle Fink, J.R. McGinley, Shawn Fleeger, Gary Smoker, Steve Barr, Eric Gabany, Makayla Guidace, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Kyle Martell, Brian Schaffer, Kyle Holden, Shayne Izzo, Max Smoker, Lonnie Riggs, Richard Whitney (DNS), Kevin Sevacko (DNS).

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Andy Feil, Brandon Matus, Adam Kekich, Jimmy Morris, Michael Bauer, Cody Bova, Eric L. WIlliams, Mike Miller, George Hobaugh, C.J. Jones, Ralph Engel, Jr., Evan Kornbau, Darren Pifer, Hunter McCracken, Kotie Kirkbride, Devin Litwiler, Chad Matthews, Sye Lynch, Jason Scoville. DNS: Rob Felix, Jacob Gomola, Alex Paden, Ken Rossey, Matt Gardina.

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Tyler Fulton, Mike McConnell, Ed Haylett, Caleb Hickok, Tyler Blake, Shane Shook, Rudy Troples, Richard Wilbert, Pete Blazak, Patricia Riffe, Roger Wigton, Shane Smith, Alan Perry, Steve Longwell, Jr., Steve Longwell, Sr., Matt Cwynar, Tim Callahan, Chad Fry, Jordan Ehrenberg (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Rusty Moore, Leigh Wheeler, Pat Fielding, Joey Zambotti, Ryan Moyer, Bob Schwartzmiller, Curtis J. Bish, William Hurrelbrink, Rodney Thoms, Jesse Brock, Curt Bish, Rob Bates, Joe Stajnrajh, Josh Seippel, Garret Calvert (DNS), Tim Bish (DNS).

 

 

F.A.S.T. Night #2 Quick Review: Saturday, April 19th Christopher Bell and Jimmy Colvin Earn Victories at Fremont Speedway During Night #2 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. Season

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241/www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, OH (April 19th) -

There were twenty-six (26) Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) '410' Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service sprint cars signed in for action at the Fremont Speedway on Saturday evening, April 19th. Craig Mintz recorded the fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials; with 12.556 seconds being his official time around the Fremont Speedway oval. Broc Martin, Stuart Williams, Chad Kemenah and Christopher Bell rounded out the top five fastest qualifiers. Bryan Sebetto, Brian Smith and Dean Jacobs all earned F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series heat race victories. Chad Kemenah was the F.A.S.T. dash winner; earning the pole position for the thirty (30) lap main event. The evening’s B-main was won by Brian Lay.

Christopher Bell earned the 30-lap, $2,500-to-win, Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win. Chad Kemenah, Broc Martin, Craig Mintz, Byron Reed, Caleb Helms, Chris Andrews, Stuart Brubaker, Brian Lay and DJ Foos rounded out the top ten. 33M, 40DD, 46AU, 7, 5T, 2+, 60, 4K, 17, 312 rounded out the field (11th - 20th).

History Note: Tim Shaffer was the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series winner during night #1 of the 2014 season. ‘The Steel City Outlaw’ earned the 2014 F.A.S.T. opening night victory on Friday evening, April 18th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

Future Reference: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will be back in action next Friday and Saturday, April 25th and 26th at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Twenty-three (23) JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro sprint cars signed in for competition at Fremont on Saturday evening, April 19th. Bobby Clark set quick time during F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series qualifying time trials. Dustin Dinan, John Ivy, Tyler Gunn and Steve Rando rounded out the top five fastest qualifiers. Jason Keckler, Luke Griffith and Alvin Roepke each earned F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series heat race victories. B-main action was conquered by Paul Weaver.

Jimmy Colvin earned the 25-lap JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro main event win. John Ivy, Steve Rando, Dustin Dinan, Jordan Ryan, Bobby Clark, Tony Beaber, Nate Dussel, Alvin Roepke and T.J. Michel rounded out the top ten. 1W, 68G, 12, 25, 36, 10, 11G, 2, 22M, 22D rounded out the field (11th - 20th).

History Note: John Ivy earned the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series victory during night #1 of the 2014 F.A.S.T. season. The former Fremont Speedway dirt truck and ‘305’ sprint car track champion recorded the 2014 season opening victory at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday evening, April 18th.

Future Reference: JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro action will continue on Friday and Saturday, May 16th and 17th at the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

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FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Synder’s Floor Covering, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

Also, a very special thanks to all of our contingency award sponsors:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Henry Motorsports, Productive Tools & Equipment, Hinchman Indy Racewear, OC Shocks, Kear's Speed Shop, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Linder's Speed Equipment, Outerwears Performance Products, Pro Shocks, R2C Performance Products, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ti22 Performance, Weld Racing Wheels, Hoosier Racing Tires, J&J Auto Racing and Golden Graphics & Design.

 

 

ASCS Gulf South Region @ Heart o' Texas Speedway, 4/18/14

By J M Hallas

Waco, TX.,(April, 18th, 2014) The American Sprint Car Series(ASCS) made their first of three trips to Heart o' Texas Speedway. The Gulf South Region tried their hand on the newly shaped, high-banked, 1/4 mile, clay oval just north of the city. Always a crowd favorite, the A-main didn't disappoint the near capacity grandstands.

Also on the nights racing program were the IMCA Modifieds, Southern Sportmods, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks, plus the Street Stocks, Bombers, Twisters and Jr, Mini Stocks/Outlaw Twisters.

Hahn Out-hustles Berryman to Bag ASCS Bucks

In a race that had the crowd on their collective feet for the final laps, Blake Hahn(Sapulpa, Okla.) out-dueled a former Gulf South Region champ, Brandon Berryman for the win. Berryman, who had taken over the lead from Justin Melton on lap 17, gave up the top spot to Hahn on lap 22. Hahn got hung behind a slower car giving Berryman an opening to retake the lead. As the white flag waved, it was Berryman getting 'picked' by a lap car, with Hahn getting and winning the race the the checkers.

As the 18-car field took the green for the 25-lap feature event it Chris Sweeney first into turn 1, but a half spin and stall by Mike Walling quickly brought the yellow back out. This time it was J. Melton, not getting out snookered twice, grabbing the point chased by Sweeney, Berryman, Hahn and Tommy Bryant.

As J. Melton began to motor away, Sweeney and Hahn ran wheel to wheel for third, while Bryant and Kevin Ramey swapped fifth. As the top four separated apart, Bryant, Ramey and Aaron Reutzal battled for fifth. At the halfway point it was Melton, with a decent lead, Berryman, Hahn, Sweeney and Ramey in the top five.

Ramey finally got around Sweeney, with Reutzal following in his tracks. The red flag waved on lap 15 when Klint Angelette did several end-over-end flips down the back stretch coming to rest in turn 3. The top 3 were nose to tail on the restart with Berryman trying the high side then the bottom trying to get past J. Melton, but a spin by Bryant brought out a caution on lap 16.

The top five now had no lapped cars in the mix on the restart with Berryman putting a slider on J. Melton for the lead. Hahn was next to put a slide job on J. Melton for third, while Reutzal and Ramey traded fourth. With five to go it was still anyone's race among the lead trio.

Hahn ducked under Berryman coming off turn 4 to lead back to the line on lap 22. Hahn couldn't shake Berryman and had a slower car give Berryman a run to retake the spot as the white waved. Now it was Berryman getting blocked in turn 1 and Hahn sailing around for the lead and the victory, his second HOT Speedway win in a row, in the Bruce & Teresa Griffith owned, MDS Boring & Drilling, Houston Diesel, AFCO shocks, Wells Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis.

ASCS Gulf South Sprint Cars

17 Blake Hahn, 31 Brandon Berryman, 87 Aaron Reutzal, 11x Justin Melton, 1A Kevin Ramey, 11 Channin Tankersley, 93 Chris Sweeney, 21t Ray Allen Kulhanek, 76 Zane Lawrence, 36 John Pate, 74e Claud Estes, 29 Mike Walling, 17t Larry Howery,5x Tyler Hall, 24 Brandie Jass, 28 Tommy Bryant, 19 Klint Angelette, 21 Michelle Melton, 12 Scott Smith---DNS

ASCS Heats(top 8 in passing points redraw)

Heat 1; 36 John Pate, 17t Larry Howery, 21t Ray Allen Kulhanek, 93 Chris Sweeney, 11 Channin Tankersley, 21 Michelle Melton, 5x Tyson Hall

Heat 2; 31 Brandon Berryman, 76 Zane Lawrence, 28 Tommy Bryant, 24 Brandie Jass, 74e Claud Estes, 12 Scott Smith

Heat 3; 17 Blake Hahn, 11x Justin Melton, 19 Klint Angelette, 1a Kevin Ramey, 29 Mike Walling, 87 Aaron Reutzal

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race#2 Friday April 18th 2014 IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Div. Eastside Speedway Waynesboro, va.

Humphries Wins First Fast Friday

Tom Humphries got to the front after a battle the Chad Worrell to take the first of four Fast Friday's the series will have during the 2014 season. Heats for the sprinters were won buy CharlieWare and Chad Worrell. Charlie and Chris Ware paced the field to green with Charlie's low line being the best but Chad was right on his bumper. Charlie was good but Chad moved up high and was better on lap three and he went to the front. Worrell was smooth up top and traffic was no problem as the laps clicked off but the bottom was slowly getting better and Humphries and Jerald Harris were reeling him in. After a caution for a stalled car his advantage was gone but he hung tough until he went alittle too high and Humphries went to first and now Worrell was dealing with Harris and French Grimes all up from the back. Humphries still lead by a couple car lenths over Harris as Grimes raced by Worrell but laps were gone and Humphries went under the waving flag for his first win of the year. At the line Tom Humphries, Jerald Harris, French Grimes, Chad Worrell, Tony Harris, Anthony Linkenhoker, Brian Lawson, Chris Ware, Charlie Ware, Carl Simmons, Mike Leraas, Mattie Feldman, Elliah Omwake, Glenn Worrell, Ron Moyers, Ryan Price and Micheal Keeton. Shenendoah Speedway will be the next stop on the tour on Saturday night May 3rd Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Opening Night sees Holtgraver, King, Swartzlander and Young in Sheetz Victory Lane

Sarver, PA (April 19, 2014) Theres nothing quite like Opening Night at Lernerville Speedway; seeing familiar faces, smelling the fumes that evoke childhood memories of the good old days and most importantly, being back at our second home. For drivers, winning on Opening Night is extra special because it starts the season on a high note that tends to carry on throughout the season. None of tonights feature winners were new to Sheetz Victory Lane, but getting the first win of the season sure feels like winning for the first time all over again!

Each division ran a pair of heat races with Jack Sodeman Jr. and Logan Wagner in the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints, Chuck Sarver and Alex Ferree in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models, Mat Williamson and Brad Rapp in the Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Modifieds, and Pat Hanley and Jim Fosnaught in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman scoring heat race wins.

Cory Good and Scott Priester brought the Peoples TWP Sprint field to green and Good jumped out to a quick lead. Carl Bowser made quick work of Priester and set his sights on Good. Bowser took the lead on lap six, but led only four circuits before All Star Danny Holtgraver snuck under him entering turn three in lapped traffic. Holtgraver officially took the lead at the flagstand on lap 12 and never looked back on the way to his eighth career feature win at the Action Track.

Carl Bowser chased him the whole way to the checkered flag for a second place finish. Bedford�s Logan Wagner made a surprise visit to Lernerville in the Bob Salathe #RG3 Sprint Car. Salathe was a longtime Late Model driver, but has provided a stout sprint car to the second generation driver and we look forward to seeing more of this team in 2014 after a podium finish in the first outing. Cory Good has a fresh new look on his #40X sprinter and scored a strong fourth place finish ahead of Brandon Matus in fifth. Jared Zimbardi, Mike Lutz, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jack Sodeman Jr. and Brent Matus completed the top ten. Punxsy�s Jim Shuster took a wild ride off turn three mid-race, but walked back to his hauler under his own power. 410 Sprint Rookie AJ Flick also got upside, (in his heat race), but was uninjured.

Russ King � winner of last summer�s Uncle Sam 30 during Firecracker 100 weekend � took the lead at the green flag from front row mate Tommy Beck. King was relatively unchallenged for much of the race, but did have to fend off Mike Pegher Jr. mid-race. Doug Eck and Todd Bachman both spun to a stop on the front straightaway after contact and Pegher briefly took the lead on the restart. However, King took Pegher to the wall in turn four on lap 17 that resulted in contact despite Pegher trying to check up. King and Miley both snuck by as Pegher regrouped. Recent history suggested that Miley might track down King and steal away the win, but King was strong and would not be denied the feature win.

Pegher rallied late and snookered Jared Miley low through turns three & four to pick up second. Miley was relegated to third ahead of Defending Track Champion Alex Ferree and John Garvin Jr. Michael Norris was sixth, Ken Schaltenbrand overcame an ill-handling car to finish seventh, Tommy Beck was eighth, Brian Swartzlander was ninth and Gary Lyle rounded out the Precise Top Ten in his return to the Action Track.

No man has won more Modified races at Lernerville Speedway than Brian Swartzlander, but they seldom come easy. Swartzlander passed Rex King Sr. early in the race, but had a rearview mirror full of Defending Track Champion Mat Williamson for most of the rest of the 25-lap Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Modified A-Main. Recall that Swartzlander beat Williamson to the checkers on Opening Night last season; only to be disqualified for being light at the scales. Williamson reeled in Swartzlander late, (who appeared to be tight in the closing laps), but could never mount a serious challenge for the lead. Swartzlander rolled the MEI #83 into Sheetz Victory Lane for the 83rd time in his (eventual) Hall of Fame career.

Williamson settled for second place, but heads back to Canada with the Budweiser Points Lead by one point over Swartzlander. Ransomville, NY�s Eric Rudolph looked strong in his Lernerville debut; finishing second in his heat and third in the feature. Early leader Rex King Sr. held on to finish in the top five along with Dave Murdick. Spots six through then went to Brad Rapp, Rex King Jr., Jeremiah Shingledecker, Mike Turner and Steve Feder.

Opening Night 2013 Feature Winner Bob Egley and Brett McDonald brought the final feature of the night to the green flag with McDonald taking the lead early in the �Meat Machine� sponsored by Thoma Meat Market. McDonald would lead the first six circuits of the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTCar Sportsman feature before giving way to an upstart Terry Young. A slew of cautions slowed the race, but Young repeatedly held off a hard charging Corey McPherson to score the Opening Night feature win; his fifth career win at the Action Track.

McPherson rode home second ahead of Mark Sanders in third. Jim Fosnaught was moving forward early, but spun into the raised infield in turn four on lap seven to bring out a caution before rallying to an impressive fourth place finish. Rob Shook started the season strong with a fifth place finish ahead of Bob Egley, Joey Zambotti, Brett McDonald, Stan Riggle and Jeff Miller.

Fab Four Racing returns next Friday, April 25 on Ladies Night/Silver Jacket Night. Ladies will be admitted for $7 until 7:00PM, Senior Citizens in the iconic Silver Satin Lernerville Speedway Jacket will pay $7 until 7:00PM and Adults in the Silver Jacket will pay the $10 Senior Rate until 7:00PM. Kids can still sign up for the Kids Club next Friday Night, with the next activity scheduled for Friday, May 2. Special thanks to Cory Kirk and Michelle Adams for bringing the Kids Club back to life!

 

 

Hall of Famer Brent Kaeding opens the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo season in victory lane on Friday night at Ocean Speedway
By Gary Thomas
Watsonville, CA – April 18, 2014…With the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo kicking off the season Friday night it was a familiar face popping into victory lane, as National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Brent Kaeding made an early pass of Jonathan Allard to scoop up yet another triumph at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville.
When it comes to winning Sprint Car races in the Golden State there has been nobody more lucrative over the years than Kaeding, although the victories haven’t come with quite as much regularity as in past seasons, making Friday night a big moment for the two-time Ocean Sprints champ.
“This is pretty awesome to come out here early in the season and get a win right out of the box,” said Kaeding. “Hopefully this will be a sign of things to come for this team. My guys put together a great car this year and I can’t thank them enough for all their support. I was able to get around Jonathan (Allard) after he got into a hole and then I just focused on hitting my line. Our thoughts tonight though are with the Tarlton family and hoping for a speedy recovery with Melissa Tarlton.”
The main event began with Allard and Kaeding on the front row and when the Ed Entz green flag waved on the field it was Allard shooting into the lead. The Ocean Speedway surface was uncharacteristically very slick during the 30-lapper, which made hitting your marks extremely important. Allard was in search of his first win since joining the Tri-C Machine team and looked solid during the opening laps, but as the leaders raced around turns one & two with about a third of the distance down, Kaeding got the opening he needed to get by for the lead.
After that it was clear sailing for Kaeding out front as he survived a couple of double-file restarts and then held off a closing Allard over the final few circuits to take the checkered flag by 0.668 seconds for victory aboard the Al’s Roofing Supply/ High Five Pizza No. 69 Sprinter.
Allard kicked off his bid at the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo title with a runner up finish in the Tri-C Manufacturing/ Red Line Oil No. 3c mount. “We would have liked to end up in victory lane tonight, but I want to congratulate Brent Kaeding on the win,” Allard commented. “I just got into a hole there early on and slipped up enough for Brent to get by. It was a tough track tonight so we’ll take a second and try to come back here next week and get a win.”
Coming home in third and having one of the finest runs of his Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo career was veteran Jerry Bonnema of Corralitos. The long time Sprint Car competitor qualified third fastest to begin the night and looked very strong in the main event, pressuring Allard at times for the runner up spot. “We had a really good night and I couldn’t be happier to be standing up here on the podium,” said the driver of the Corralitos Electric Service/ Airtech No. 58 Sprinter. “I want to thank all of my supporters and everyone that helps us out.”
Lemoore’s Carson Macedo finished fourth in the main event aboard the Elite Landscape Construction No. 21x, while former Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champion Shane Golobic rounded out the top-five at the helm of the Keith Day Trucking No. 22 machine. Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto came home in sixth, San Jose’s Nick Green finished seventh after starting 18th, which gave him the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award in the feature. Completing the top-10 in the 30-lap contest were Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum, Tulare’s Dillan Black and Salinas’ Jason Chisum.
Chowchilla’s Eric Humphries scored the win in the 12-lap Last Chance Showdown, while the three eight-lap heat races were picked off by Mitchell Faccinto, Visalia’s Steven Tiner and Brent Kaeding. Stockton’s Brad Furr toured the quarter-mile in 11.899 seconds during qualifying to earn the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award. Furr then accepted the Nobel Construction Back Row Challenge in the main event and was able to make his way up to 11th, which earned him an additional 11 championship points on top of his finishing points for the feature. The night’s Beer Optics Hard Luck Award went to Jeff Bothelo, who got upside down in the Last Chance Showdown and was done for the night.
A-main finish: 1. 69 Brent Kaeding, 2. 3c Jonathan Allard, 3. 58 Jerry Bonnema, 4. 21x Carson Macedo, 5. 22 Shane Golobic, 6. 37 Mitchell Faccinto, 7. 14 Nick Green, 8. 8 Jeremy Chisum, 9. 21b Dillon Black, 10. 25z Jason Chisum, 11. 2 Brad Furr, 12. 17 Justin Sanders, 13. 72w Kurt Nelson, 14. 88 Koen Shaw, 15. 79 Heath Duinkerken, 16. 39n Nathan Washam, 17. 83m Mike Stallings, 18. 94 Steven Tiner, 19. 99 Wayne Katen, 20. 11 Nick Rescino, 21. 5 Collin Markle, 22. 33h Eric Humphries
The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return to the Ocean Speedway next Friday night April 25 for Round 2 of the season. Full results will be available at http://www.oceanspeedway.com/ and http://www.oceansprints.com/

 

 

Moore two for two in WAR action

Fulton, MO(April 18, 2014)-As the WAR Sprint Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps made their first ever appearance at the Callaway Raceway, it was Mitchell Moore making it two for two on the season Friday night. The A-main got off to a rough start as Mark Finnell made contact with Peter Palazzolo on the backstretch. John Helm, left with no place to go, would run into him and Finnell would get upside down. Finnell was okay, but his night would come to an end. Palazzolo and Helm were able to restart at the tail. On the second attempt at green, Chad Goff moved into the lead from his second starting spot as he was followed by fast timer Bob Thoman. Two laps were in the books when the red would come out again for Jonathan Cornell, who barrel rolled violently off the track between turns three and four. He was not injured. On the restart, Goff again took command as Mitchell Moore, Taylor Walton, and Chris Parkinson moved past Thoman. Over the next few laps, the running order would stay this way. The guy to watch near the midpoint of the race was Palazzolo as he had come all the way from the tail into the top ten. Nobody had an answer for Moore over the last half of the race as he went on to his second straight win of 2014 in his Kelly Potter-owned Triple X with Denny Moore power. Goff was a strong second in his B&D Racing DRC with Kercher-Mopar power. Palazzolo edged Parkinson for third at the flagstand in his Rolla Auto Salvage Eagle. Walton rounded out the top five. Potter was sixth as he was followed by Stephens. Helms came back to a solid eighth after his bad luck on the initial start. Steven Cross was ninth with Tyler Blank rounding out the top ten. Next weekend, two new tracks will be on the agenda. The WAR Sprint Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will make its way to Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, KS on Friday April 25th. They will follow that up with a trip to Central Missouri Speedway in Warrensburg, MO on Saturday April 26th. Please go to www.warsprints.com or join the WAR page on Facebook to learn more about Wingless Auto Racing.

Time Trials-

1. 27 Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO, 15.08, 2. 51 Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS, 15.16, 3. 77 Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO, 15.18, 4. 9 Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS, 15.36, 5. 09 Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO, 15.41, 6. 4U Devon Huff, Nixa, MO, 15.41, 7. 65 Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO, 15.44, 8. 70 Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO, 15.44, 9. 55 Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO, 15.54, 10. 94L Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK, 15.66, 11. 19S Steven Cross, Clinton, MO, 15.74, 12. 27X Mark Finnell, Osage Beach, MO, 15.76, 13. 12 John Helm, Kearney, MO, 15.83, 14. 28 Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO, 15.88, 15. 8 Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO, 15.91, 16. 75 Tyler Blank, California, MO, 15.92, 17. 24 Kevin Risley, Collinsville, OK, 15.98, 18. 1A Adam Jones, Wright City, MO, 15.99 19. 3B J.D. Black, Grain Valley, MO, 16.03, 20. 00 P.J. Grimes, Otterville, MO, 16.20, 21. 65ss Warren Tarr, Osage Beach, MO, 16.96, 22. 10 Will Register, Sedalia, MO, 17.86

1st Heat-10 laps 1. 65 Chris Parkinson (6) 2. 75 Tyler Blank (3) 3. 27 Thoman (8) 4. 9 Chad Goff (7) 5. 94L Layne Himebaugh (5) 6. 12 John Helm (4) 7. 10 Will Register (1) 8. 3B J.D. Black (2)-DNF

2nd Heat-10 laps 1. 28 Jonathan Cornell (3) 2. 00 P.J. Grimes (1) 3. 09 Josh Stephens (6) 4. 51 Mitchell Moore (7) 5. 24 Kevin Risley (2) 6. 70 Pete Palazzolo (5) 7. 19s Steven Cross (4)

3rd Heat-10 laps 1. 55 Kenny Potter (3) 2. 8 Jeff Wingate (1) 3. 77 Taylor Walton (6) 4. 4U Devon Huff (5) 5. 1A Adam Jones (2) 6. 27X Mark Finnell (4) 7. 65ss Warren Tarr (7)

A Feature- 25 laps 1. 51 Moore (3) 2. 9 Goff (2) 3. 70 Palazzolo (9) 4. 65 Parkinson (6) 5. 77 Walton (4) 6. 55 Potter (8) 7. 09 Stephens (5) 8. 12 Helm (16) 9. 19s Cross (13) 10. 75 Blank (15) 11. 27 Thoman (1) 12. 8 Wingate (12) 13. 4U Huff (7) 14. 24 Risley (17) 15. 65ss (21) 16. 10 Register (20) 17. 1A Jones (14)-DNF 18. 00 Grimes (18)-DNF 19. 94L Himebaugh (10)-DNF 20. 28 Cornell (11)-DNF 21. 27X Finnell (14)-DNF 22. 3B Black (22)-DNF

 

 

Gas City Speedway  SPRINT CAR RESULTS

Heat #1 (Starting Position) 1. 30 – CJ Leary (1) 2. 29J – Logan Jarrett (2) 3. 12G – Chris Gurley (5) 4. 12B – Robert Ballou (4) 5. 21 – Justin Grant (8) 6. 66J – Josh Spencer (6) 7 – 18W – Travis Welpott (7) 8. 5 – Matthew McDonald (3)

Heat #2 1. 17R – Kyle Robbins (1) 2. 41K – Cole Ketcham (3) 3. 18L – Todd Keen (2) 4. 27A – Shane Cottle (6) 5. 97X – Tyler Hewitt (4) 6. 20 – Jerry Coons, Jr. (8) 7. 9P – Parker Price-Miller (7) 8. 32 - Garett Abrams (5)

Heat #3 1. 14H – AJ Hopkins (2) 2. 18A – Jarett Andretti (6) 3. 15F – Aaron Farney (4) 4. 66C – Shane Cockrun (3) 5. 41D – Dave Darland (8) 6. 14W – Chad Wilson (7) 7. 11A – Nevil Algieo (1) 8. 48 – Nathan Moore (5)

Heat #4 1. 7 – Bryan Clauson (1) 2. 57 – Chad Boespflug (3) 3. 17RW – Jon Stanbrough (6) 4. 41M – Thomas Meseraull (2) 5. 18S – Scotty Weir (7) 6. 24 – Landon Simmon (5) 7. 23S – Kyle Simon (4) 8. 39G – Marr Goodnight (8)

B-Main 1. 20 – Jerry Coons, Jr (3) 2. 21 – Justin Grant (1) 3. 41D – Dave Darland (3) 4. 18S – Scotty Weir (4) 5. 9P – Parker Price-Miller (10) 6. 66J – Josh Spencer (5) 7. 18W – Travis Welpott (9) 8. 23S – Kyle Simon (12) 9. 14W – Chad Wilson (7) 10. 32 – Garett Abrams – (14) 11. 11A – Nevil Algieo (11) 12. 48 – Nathan Moore (16) 13. 39G – Matt Goodnight (15) 14. 5 – Matthew McDonald (13) 15. 24 – Landon Simon (8) 16. 97X – Tyler Hewitt (2)

Feature 1. 27A – Shane Cottle (14) 2. 17RW – Jon Stanbrough (12) 3. 66C – Shane Cockrun (15) 4. 41D – Dave Darland (19) 5. 57 – Chad Boespflug (8) 6. 7 – Bryan Clauson (5) 7. 21- Justin Grant (18) 8. 20 – Jerry Coons, Jr (17) 9. 18S – Scotty Weir (20) 10. 12G – Chris Gurley (9) 11. 15F – Aaron Farney (11) 12. 18A – Jarett Andretti (2) 13. 17R – Kyle Robbins (4) 14. 29J – Logan Jarrett (7) 15. 41M – Thomas Meseraull (16) 16. 18L – Todd Keen (16) 17. 30 – CJ Leary (6) 18. 14H – AJ Hopkins (3) 19. 41K – Cole Ketcham (1) 20. 12B – Robert Ballou (13)

MIDGET RESULTS Heat #1 (Starting position) 1.52C – Issac Chappel (2) 2. 10 – Chett Gerke (6) 3. 6RR – Lyndsey Liguori (4) 4. 21X – Nick Speidel 5. 16 – Thomas Meseraull (7) 6. 21S – Justin Dickerson (3) 7. 17N – Duke Nalon (5) 8. 5 – Gary Gipson (8) Feature 1. 10 – Chett Gerke (2) 2. 52C – Issac Chappel (1) 3. 16 – Thomas Meseraull (5) 4. 6RR – Lyndsey Liguori (3) 5. 21X – Nick Speidel (4) 6. 21S – Justin Dickerson (6) 7. 17N – Duke Nalon (7) 8. 5 – Gary Gipson (8)

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Tim Shaffer’s sprint car came to life the last half of the race, propelling “The Steel City Outlaw” to his 13th career 410 sprint car win at Attica Raceway Park Friday.

It was the opening night of the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service. The champion of the series between the two tracks will take home $10,000 at year’s end.

Shaffer, a four time UNOH All Star Champion, ran fifth and sixth through the first half of the race in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature. He used the bottom of the track to perfection and drove from fifth to third on lap 15 and two laps later moved into second. Shaffer drove under Caleb Griffith for the lead on lap 23 and pulled away.

Shaffer credited his new car owner Bryan Grove and all the guys who showed up to help.

“I was a little too tight early and the track just kept coming to us. Hats off to this team…they’ve been awesome. We got a mixed crowd of guys here tonight…some from back home (Aliquippa, Pa.) and Bryan brought some guys. Scott Gressman (Gressman Powersports) is really helping us out and the J&J Chassis,” said Shaffer beside his Canton Erectors/Butler Built Seats backed #45.

“I can’t say enough about Bryan Grove. He lets me take this thing and do what I think needs to be done and it’s paying off,” continued Shaffer. “The key is we have been putting ourselves in a position to win. The thirds and fourths and fifths…the wins will come. Everything went our way tonight.”

In the Sunoco American Late Model Series feature, Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown put on a dominating performance. Last week after experiencing issues in his heat, Drown lapped nearly the entire field in the B-main for the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and was turning track record times before blowing an engine on the final lap. This week, after battling with Brandon Thirlby early, Drown pulled away and survived a couple of late race cautions for his 6th career Attica win leading the last 27 laps.

“She’s pretty bad ass. That’s pretty much all I can say. Last week…it’s pretty funny…some of these guys laughed about us having some bad luck…look who’s laughing now. The crew obviously did a great job this week. We ran down to Charlotte and got an engine and the thing is phenomenal. A little too much power I think,” said Drown beside his Wheeling Auto Body, DJ Directional Service, Wooster Glass backed #20.

“I have to thank Dave and Michelle Runkle, Rocket Chassis, Integra Shocks…everybody who helped. I’m glad we got one early for TC who we lost right before the race season. I know he definitely would have been here tonight and I know he’s here with everyone in their hearts,” added Drown.

It was also the opening night of the $2,000-to-win JLH General Contractors FAST Championship Series presented by Engine Pro for the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints. John Ivy held off a tremendous challenge from Steve Rando late in the race to score his second win of the season at Attica. The victory is the 13th of Ivy’s career in the 305 sprints at ARP.

“It got a little tight on me there at the end. I thought by moving up I’d keep it free enough but then I saw him (Rando) and I thought we better give her a whirl so I went down there and I ended up being pretty good,” said Ivy beside his Fremont Fence/B&L Plumbing/Nagy Equipment/Little Bar on the Prairie backed #8i.

“I have to thank Sonny, Joey, my brother Scott, Karen and Kenny Clark,” added Ivy beside the Kistler Engines/Big D’s Pizza/Kear’s Speed Shop sponsored machine.

Chris Andrews and Brandon Wimmer would bring the 410 sprint feature to the green as the two raced side-by-side over the first lap with Wimmer gaining a slight advantage. Andrews would drive into the lead on the second circuit with fourth-starter Caleb Griffith taking second a lap later.

Griffith would execute a slider in turns three and four to take the lead on lap five with Andrews, Craig Mintz, Wimmer, Jody Keegan, Shaffer, Stuart Brubaker, Danny Smith and Chad Kemenah in tow. Griffith raced into heavy lapped traffic by the 10th lap with Andrews and Mintz closing while Keegan, Wimmer and Shaffer gave chase.

The first caution flew on lap 12 for a stalled Travis Philo with the running order Griffith, Andrews, Mintz, Keegan Shaffer, Wimmer and Brubaker. When the green flew so did Griffith as Andrews had his hands full with Mintz while Keegan and Shaffer battled for fourth. Shaffer would drive under Keegan and Mintz for the third spot at the half-way point.

Griffith continued to lead while Shaffer raced under Andrews and into the runner-up spot on lap 17. With 10 laps to go, Shaffer had caught Griffith and was taking a peak on the low side. The action would drive to a half though when Dustin Daggett tumbled in turn one. He was uninjured.

On the restart Griffith and Shaffer resumed their battle with Andrews, Mintz, Keegan, Brubaker, Wimmer Smith and Kemenah in tow. Duane Zablocki would spin on lap 22, setting up an eight lap sprint to the finish. On the restart Shaffer dove under Griffith and took the lead.

Shaffer would pull away slightly the remaining seven laps while Griffith would come home second. Mintz, Andrews and Keegan would round out the top five.

In the 30-lap late model feature, Brandon Thirlby and Eric Spangler paced the field with Thirlby gaining the upper hand when the green flew. Drown, who started fourth, blasted into second on lap two and after a two-lap battle with Thirlby took the lead as Thirlby suffered mechanical woes and went pit side.

Drown would pull away as last week’s winner Jeff Babcock, defending track champion Ryan Missler, opening night feature winner Ryan Markham, Spangler, Jon Henry and Dona Marcoullier gave chase. Drown would encounter heavy lapped traffic by the 11th lap but Babcock could not close as he had his hands full with Missler, Markham and Henry. While Drown was blasting through the back of the pack, the battle for second was very entertaining between Babcock, Missler, Henry, Marcoullier, Markham and Matt Miller.

Miller would coast to a stop on lap 15 to bring out the caution. With a clear track Drown would drive away from the field when the green reappeared. Babcock, Missler, Marcoullier, Henry and Markham resumed their tremendous battle for second. The caution would fly again with nine laps to go for debris with the running order Drown, Babcock, Missler, Marcoullier, Henry, Rusty Schlenk and Markham.

Drown would power away for the win with Missler taking second on the last lap while Babcock, Marcoullier and Schlenk rounding out the top five.

Ivy and Jordan Ryan brought the 305 sprint field to the green for their 25-lap affair but Dustin Dinan would spin necessitating a complete restart. When the green flew again, Ivy gained the lead over fourth starter Nate Dussel, Ryan, Bobby Clark, Junior Felver, Kyle Capodice and Steve Rando. Dussel would race to Ivy’s outside over the next four laps

Clark’s good run would come to a half on lap 10 when he coasted to a stop. When the green reappeared the field got another lap in before a caution for debris. The running order was Ivy, Dussel, Ryan, Rando, Dinan (from the rear of the field), Tyler Gunn, Felver and Seth Schneider. Rando would take third on lap 15 and would gain the second position a lap later when Dussel suffered a flat right rear tire to bring out the caution.

When the green flew Ivy now led Rando, Ryan, Dinan, Gunn, Schneider and Alvin Roepke. Rando would move to Ivy’s outside to challenge as the pair ran side-by-side over the next four laps. It appeared something was going amiss with Rando’s machine the final five laps as Ivy pulled away. Ryan would sneak by Rando at the checkered for second with Schneider and Roepke rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, April 25 on Tiffin Paper Company/Merrill Lynch Night with the FAST 410 sprints, UMP late models and 305 sprints. Fans will be allowed into the pits to meet the race teams prior to the racing action. For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park - 4/18/2014

True Value of Woodville Night

O'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (36 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.614; 2. 55-Brad Bowman, 12.654; 3. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.694; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.765; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.766; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.776; 7. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.784; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.811; 9. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.826; 10. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.852; 11. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.883; 12. 80-Trey Gustin, 12.898; 13. 33M-Bryan Sebetto, 12.925; 14. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.931; 15. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.960; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.968; 17. 11X-Brandon Martin, 12.970; 18. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.985; 19. 17-Scott Euler, 13.016; 20. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 13.027; 21. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.031; 22. 4-Danny Smith, 13.050; 23. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.116; 24. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.128; 25. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.146; 26. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.164; 27. 15H-Mitch Harble, 13.210; 28. 7-Dean Jacobs, 13.220; 29. 17H-Jarod Horstman, 13.228; 30. O7X-Dain Naida, 13.240; 31. 312-Mike Linder, 13.255; 32. 4K-Kris Spitz, 13.332; 33. 33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.372; 34. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 14.175; 35. 3F-Rick Frahley, 14.482; 36. 53-DJ Foos, 99.000

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

1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 80-Trey Gustin[5] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 5. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[6] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[8] ; 8. 55-Brad Bowman[3]

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

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 6. 17-Scott Euler[6] ; 7. 312-Mike Linder[9] ; 8. 6M-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8]

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

1. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 2. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[4] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[3] ; 5. 7-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 6. 15H-Mitch Harble[5] ; 7. O7X-Dain Naida[7] ; 8. 59-Bryan Nuckles[8]

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

1. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 4. 2M-Dustin Daggett[5] ; 5. 4K-Kris Spitz[7] ; 6. 33K-Kyle Patrick[6] ; 7. 17H-Jarod Horstman[4]

B-Main #1 - Computer Man Inc. (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 4. 7-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 5. 15H-Mitch Harble[4] ; 6. O7X-Dain Naida[6] ; 7. 55-Brad Bowman[7] ; 8. 59-Bryan Nuckles[8]

B-Main #2 - Computer Man Inc. (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 4K-Kris Spitz[2] ; 3. 17H-Jarod Horstman[6] ; 4. 312-Mike Linder[5] ; 5. 33K-Kyle Patrick[4] ; 6. 17-Scott Euler[3] ; 7. 6M-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 8. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8] ; 9. 3F-Rick Frahley[9]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[5]; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4]; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[6]; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[1]; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[8]; 6. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[2]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah[10]; 9. 4-Danny Smith[12]; 10. 5R-Byron Reed[13]; 11. 9X-Rob Chaney[15]; 12. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[17]; 13. 57X-Andrew Palker[11]; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs[14]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[18]; 16. 80-Trey Gustin[9]; 17. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7]; 18. 2M-Dustin Daggett[16]; 19. 5T-Travis Philo[19]

Hard Charger: 33M-Bryan Sebetto[+5]

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (33 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed[2] ; 3. 15-Jon Henry[9] ; 4. OO-Chris Keller[8] ; 5. 1N-Casey Noonan[6] ; 6. 48-John Bores[3] ; 7. 29-Rocky Owens[5] ; 8. 42S-Bob Mayer[4] ; 9. 12-Kyle Perry[7]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 20-Doug Drown[8] ; 2. 1-Jeff Babcock[5] ; 3. 91-Rusty Schlenk[6] ; 4. 23C-Jeremy Canada[2] ; 5. 92-Cody Scott[1] ; 6. 15A-Phil Ausra[3] ; 7. 5J-Josh Haynes[7] ; 8. 16-Steve Sabo[4]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. M14-Brandon Thirlby[3] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[8] ; 3. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[2] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[4] ; 5. 49-Brian Ruhlman[5] ; 6. O1-Justin Chance[1] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[7] ; 8. 77-Coby Bartram[6]

Heat 4 - Bell Racing Products (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 27S-Eric Spangler[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 3. 3-Matt Miller[4] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[1] ; 5. 75-Dusty Moore[8] ; 6. 50-Scott Phillips[5] ; 7. 34-Ky Harper[3] ; 8. 45-Nate Potts[6]

B-Main #1 - Computer Man Inc. (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 49-Brian Ruhlman[2] ; 2. O1-Justin Chance[4] ; 3. 1N-Casey Noonan[1] ; 4. 29-Rocky Owens[5] ; 5. 48-John Bores[3] ; 6. 42S-Bob Mayer[7] ; 7. 12-Kyle Perry[9] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[6] ; 9. 77-Coby Bartram[8]

B-Main #2 - Computer Man Inc. (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 92-Cody Scott[1] ; 2. 15A-Phil Ausra[3] ; 3. 75-Dusty Moore[2] ; 4. 50-Scott Phillips[4] ; 5. 34-Ky Harper[6] ; 6. 5J-Josh Haynes[5] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 8. 45-Nate Potts[8]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 20-Doug Drown[4]; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[5]; 3. 1-Jeff Babcock[6]; 4. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[9]; 5. 91-Rusty Schlenk[10]; 6. 15-Jon Henry[7]; 7. 5M-Ryan Markham[8]; 8. 51-Devin Shiels[3]; 9. 36-Matt Irey[13]; 10. 27S-Eric Spangler[2]; 11. 49-Brian Ruhlman[15]; 12. O1-Justin Chance[17]; 13. OO-Chris Keller[11]; 14. 92-Cody Scott[18]; 15. 1N-Casey Noonan[19]; 16. 23C-Jeremy Canada[14]; 17. 75-Dusty Moore[21]; 18. 3-Matt Miller[12]; 19. 15B-Mike Bores[16]; 20. M14-Brandon Thirlby[1]; 21. 15A-Phil Ausra[20]; 22. 21-Larry Kingseed[22]

Hard Charger: 6M-Dona Marcoullier[+5]

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (28 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 9-Jimmy Colvin, 13.383 (NTR); 2. 1W-Paul Weaver, 13.479; 3. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.500; 4. 19R-Steve Rando, 13.611; 5. 25-Jason Keckler, 13.646; 6. 913-Junior Felver, 13.663; 7. 6-Dustin Dinan, 13.764; 8. 36-Seth Schneider, 13.824; 9. 5R-Jordan Ryan, 13.908; 10. 8I-John Ivy, 13.928; 11. 4T-Jim Taddeo, 13.938; 12. 22TM-Tyler Moore, 14.086; 13. 13D-Jeremy Duposki, 14.108; 14. 8-Bobby Clark, 14.112; 15. 12-Kyle Capodice, 14.120; 16. 11G-Luke Griffith, 14.143; 17. 7M-Brandon Moore, 14.160; 18. 7A-Alvin Roepke, 14.181; 19. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 14.199; 20. 2-Ricky Peterson, 14.266; 21. 8M-T.J Michael, 14.360; 22. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.361; 23. 22D-Dan Hammond, 14.448; 24. 32-Dan Hennig, 14.451; 25. 39C-Scott Riley, 14.460; 26. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh, 14.580; 27. 3FX-Dean Kester, 14.855; 28. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 99.000

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

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 2. 913-Junior Felver[2] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[4] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[6]

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

1. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 13D-Jeremy Duposki[2] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 5. 4T-Jim Taddeo[3] ; 6. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6] ; 7. 3FX-Dean Kester[7]

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

1. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 2. 8I-John Ivy[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 6. 8M-T.J Michael[6] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[7]

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

1. 6-Dustin Dinan[4] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 4. 7A-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 5. 22D-Dan Hammond[6] ; 6. 22TM-Tyler Moore[3] ; 7. 39C-Scott Riley[7]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9-Jimmy Colvin[1] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 3. 22D-Dan Hammond[4] ; 4. 4T-Jim Taddeo[2] ; 5. 8M-T.J Michael[7] ; 6. 22TM-Tyler Moore[8] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[11] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6] ; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 10. 32-Dan Hennig[9] ; 11. 39C-Scott Riley[12] ; 12. 3FX-Dean Kester[10]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 8I-John Ivy[1]; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2]; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[10]; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[9]; 5. 7A-Alvin Roepke[16]; 6. 6-Dustin Dinan[5]; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[12]; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin[17]; 9. 913-Junior Felver[3]; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[13]; 11. 12-Kyle Capodice[8]; 12. 2-Ricky Peterson[15]; 13. 11G-Luke Griffith[14]; 14. 22D-Dan Hammond[19]; 15. 4T-Jim Taddeo[20]; 16. 1-Nate Dussel[4]; 17. 8-Bobby Clark[6]; 18. 13D-Jeremy Duposki[7]; 19. 1W-Paul Weaver[11]; 20. 7M-Brandon Moore[18]

Hard Charger: 7A-Alvin Roepke[+11]

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

 

 

F.A.S.T. Opening Night Quick Review: Friday, April 18th Tim Shaffer and John Ivy Earn Victories at Attica Raceway Park During 2014 F.A.S.T. Opener

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915 F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241

Fremont, OH (April 19th, 2014) - A new Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) season is officially underway in the ‘Buckeye State.’ The 2014 schedule kicked-off on Friday evening, April 18th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Tim Shaffer earned the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event victory on Friday night; holding off charges by Caleb Griffith (2nd), Craig Mintz (3rd), Chris Andrews (4th) and Jody Keegan (5th) for his first Attica Raceway Park win of 2014. Shaffer qualified for the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) main event by way of finishing second during his respective heat race. The evening’s redraw allowed the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ to start the thirty-lap main event from the inside of the third row in fifth position. There were thirty-six (36) Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service sprint cars signed in for action. Craig Mintz was the evening’s fastest overall qualifier. Caleb Griffith, Stuart Brubaker, Jody Keegan and Chris Andrews all earned ‘410’ sprint car heat race victories. Updated F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series standings will be posted after the weekend is complete.

Full Results: F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Sprints - Attica Raceway Park - April 18th

O'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (36 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.614; 2. 55-Brad Bowman, 12.654; 3. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.694; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.765; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.766; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.776; 7. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.784; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.811; 9. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.826; 10. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.852; 11. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.883; 12. 80-Trey Gustin, 12.898; 13. 33M-Bryan Sebetto, 12.925; 14. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.931; 15. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.960; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.968; 17. 11X-Brandon Martin, 12.970; 18. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.985; 19. 17-Scott Euler, 13.016; 20. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 13.027; 21. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.031; 22. 4-Danny Smith, 13.050; 23. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.116; 24. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.128; 25. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.146; 26. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.164; 27. 15H-Mitch Harble, 13.210; 28. 7-Dean Jacobs, 13.220; 29. 17H-Jarod Horstman, 13.228; 30. O7X-Dain Naida, 13.240; 31. 312-Mike Linder, 13.255; 32. 4K-Kris Spitz, 13.332; 33. 33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.372; 34. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 14.175; 35. 3F-Rick Frahley, 14.482; 36. 53-DJ Foos, 99.000

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

1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 80-Trey Gustin[5] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 5. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[6] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[8] ; 8. 55-Brad Bowman[3]

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

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 6. 17-Scott Euler[6] ; 7. 312-Mike Linder[9] ; 8. 6M-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8]

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

1. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 2. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[4] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[3] ; 5. 7-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 6. 15H-Mitch Harble[5] ; 7. O7X-Dain Naida[7] ; 8. 59-Bryan Nuckles[8]

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

1. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 4. 2M-Dustin Daggett[5] ; 5. 4K-Kris Spitz[7] ; 6. 33K-Kyle Patrick[6] ; 7. 17H-Jarod Horstman[4]

B-Main #1 - Computer Man Inc. (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 4. 7-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 5. 15H-Mitch Harble[4] ; 6. O7X-Dain Naida[6] ; 7. 55-Brad Bowman[7] ; 8. 59-Bryan Nuckles[8]

B-Main #2 - Computer Man Inc. (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 4K-Kris Spitz[2] ; 3. 17H-Jarod Horstman[6] ; 4. 312-Mike Linder[5] ; 5. 33K-Kyle Patrick[4] ; 6. 17-Scott Euler[3] ; 7. 6M-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 8. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8] ; 9. 3F-Rick Frahley[9]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[5]; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4]; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[6]; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[1]; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[8]; 6. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[2]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah[10]; 9. 4-Danny Smith[12]; 10. 5R-Byron Reed[13]; 11. 9X-Rob Chaney[15]; 12. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[17]; 13. 57X-Andrew Palker[11]; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs[14]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[18]; 16. 80-Trey Gustin[9]; 17. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7]; 18. 2M-Dustin Daggett[16]; 19. 5T-Travis Philo[19]

Hard Charger: 33M-Bryan Sebetto[+5]

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Carson McCarl Awarded Sprint Invaders Feature in Oskaloosa!

(Bill W) April 16, 2014 – Carson McCarl, driving the Mastell Brothers Trailer Service #27 was awarded his first Sprint Invaders feature event win after post-race inspection of Jonathan Cornell’s top wing deemed it illegal on Wednesday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The incident came after a thrilling duel between the two young drivers that featured four lead changes on the half-mile.

Altoona, Iowa’s McCarl shot to the point from his starting position on the pole to open the 20-lap main event with Sedalia, Missouri’s Cornell in pursuit in the Kiowa Line Builders #28. The leader entered heavy lapped traffic on lap eight, and Cornell shot by to the point using the cushion.

At the halfway point, Cornell led McCarl, Jon Agan, Russ Hall and Matt Moro. While Cornell rode the cushion a stream of rubber started to form in turns one and two, and McCarl found it. On lap 16, he darted under Cornell to take the lead back. With traffic approaching again, Cornell corrected his line and used a lapped car to retake the lead for good.

Cornell crossed first, followed by McCarl, who held off Agan in another good battle. Hall was sidelined with two laps to go with a broken power steering line. Moro crossed fourth ahead of Jarrod Schneiderman. Mike Houseman Jr., hard-charger Ian Madsen, Tasker Phillips, Tony Shilling and Josh Schneiderman rounded out the top ten. Cornell won his heat and the Shake-up Dash. Houseman and McCarl both won heats.

“Obviously, I had no idea the rubber was coming in,” said Cornell of McCarl’s brief move past him for the lead. “We made a few changes and tightened it up for the feature. When he passed me, I thought it was over and I’d have to tuck in behind him. We got him again in lapped traffic. It seemed our car was working a little better in lapped traffic. These Ostrich Racing engines are the best around.”

“I had a lot of fun,” said McCarl. “I got the jump and got the lead. I really couldn’t figure out (turn) one. I just kept hitting that hole. I tried going above and below it. He caught me when I tried to get under a lapped car there. I really found that rubber with about four laps to go and got by him. Unfortunately, we got stuck behind lapped cars and I wanted to make him go around me. Unfortunately, that’s what he did.”

Unfortunately, Cornell was disqualified post-race for additions to the underside of the center panel at the rear of the top wing. “I didn’t know it was illegal with the Sprint Invaders,” he said afterward. “We have another wing here we would have used if we’d have known that.”

The Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders will be back in action Sunday, May 25 at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The race originally scheduled for this Friday night at the Independence Motor Speedway has been postponed until Friday, May 30.

Results

Brockway Mechanical & Roofing A main (started), 20 laps: 1. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (1) 2. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (6) 3. 2m, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (3) 4. 11s, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2) 5. 68, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (5) 6. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. (14) 7. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (9) 8. 22T, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (10) 9. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (8) 10. 22, Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL (11) 11. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (13) 12. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (15) 13. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (17) 14. 12G, Kelly Graham, Collins, IA (18) 15. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (7) 16. 99, Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, IL (16) 17. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (12) 18. 10, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (19) DQ – 28, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (4) DNS – 80x, CJ Houseman, Des Moines, IA. Lap Leaders: McCarl 1-7, Cornell 8-15, McCarl 16, Cornell 17-20. KSE Hard-charger: Agan. Hard-charger: Madsen.

Advanced Plumbing & Machine Heat one (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Mike Houseman Jr. (2) 2. Jon Agan (5) 3. Russ Hall (7) 4. Josh Schneiderman (1) 5. Bobby Mincer (6) 6. Ian Madsen (3) 7. CJ Houseman (4)

Huston Land Improvement Heat two (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Carson McCarl (1) 2. Matt Moro (3) 3. Wayne Johnson (5) 4. Bret Tripplett (4) 5. Dave Getchell (2) 6. Tim Moore (6) 7. Kelly Graham (7)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat three (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Jonathan Cornell (2) 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (1) 3. Tasker Phillips (6) 4. Tony Shilling (5) 5. Mitchell Alexander (4) 6. Jimmy Davies (3)

Budweiser “King of Beers” Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Jonathan Cornell (1) 2. Mike Houseman Jr. (2) 3. Jon Agan (4) 4. Carson McCarl (3) 5. Jarrod Schneiderman (5) 6. Matt Moro (6)

Contingencies

Weld – Tony Shilling

Saldana Racing Products – Mitchell Alexander

Pyrotec – Jimmy Davies

 

 

Hull takes Jacksonville MOWA win

By Dewain Hulett
MOWA media

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (April 11, 2014) - Three-time and defending Midwest 
Open Wheel Association Series champion Jerrod Hull, made it known, 
Friday, that he plans on making a serious run at a fourth title.
Hull led all 25 laps of the MOWA sprint car series presented by 
Casey's General Stores main event at Jacksonville Speedway to pick up 
the series' opening night win.

Hull started beside Wayne Johnson outside the front row of the feature 
event and jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag.

While Kevin Swindell, in the Blazin Racin 82 who started sixth, began 
to move forward, Johnson gave chase as he followed Hull into lapped 
traffic.

Hull got a break from lapped traffic on lap 11 when Cole Wood brought 
out the caution flag.

Johnson would again work to find a way around Hull on the restart, but 
would pull to the infield on lap 15 with mechanical problems.

Swindell had moved to third, and then took over second when Johnson 
pulled off. He was perhaps the fastest car on the track one lap later 
when he committed to the outside of turns three and four. After 
getting even with Hull in the middle of the corner, Wood slowed in 
front of Swindell. Swindell got into the outside wall and flipped hard 
in turn four.

The next challenge for Hull came from Brad Loyet, who started 14th. 
Loyet restarted second after the Swindell flip, and had another shot 
at a restart on lap 20, but had nothing for Hull.

Hull secured the win, while Loyet settled for second and Joey Moughan 
took the third spot.

Ben Wagoner got upside on the start after making contact with Jim 
Moughan, who had started fourth.

Brett Sammonds also got upside down hard in heat race action in turn 
three. Sammonds was okay, but his car was not. According to reports, 
the cage broke during the impact with the turn three wall. It was 
great to see him walk away only bruised and sore.

Results
Heats
Heat 1: 1 ? Jerrod Hull 12H(4), 2 ? Jimmy Hurley 35(1), 3 ? Jim 
Moughan 1M(8), 4 ? Logan Faucon 52F(3), 5 ? Cole Wood 17W(9), 6 ? John 
Dines 31(2), 7 ? Randy Myers 18(5), 8 ? Terry Babb 88(7), 9 ? Brett 
Samonds 47(6), 99 ? Jimmy Davies 99(10),
Heat 2: 1 ? Kevin Swindell 82(4), 2 ? Wayne Johnson 77x(3), 3 ? Ben 
Wagoner 84(6), 4 ? Korey Weyant 99(7), 5 ? Cory Bruns 42(10), 6 ? Ryan 
Kempin 2K(2), 7 ? Caleb Wankel 5(8), 8 ? Levi Curry 25(9), 9 ? Paul 
Nienhiser 9(5), 10 ? Bret Tripplett 22(1),
Heat 3: 1 ? Tiffany Wyzard 5(1), 2 ? Joey Moughan 83(2), 3 ? Jeremy 
Standridge 10s(3), 4 ? Brad Loyet 05(5), 5 ? Ian Madsen 18(9), 6 ? 
Chris Urish 77u(7), 7 ? Joe B Miller 51B(4), 8 ? Kory Bales 5(8), 9 ? 
Brian Armitage 7(10), 99 ? A.J. Bruns 44(6),
Dash Results
1 ? Wayne Johnson 77x, 2 ? Jerrod Hull 12H, 3 ? Tiffany Wyzard 5, 4 ? 
Jim Moughan 1M, 5 ? Ben Wagoner 84, 6 ? Kevin Swindell 82,
B-Main Results
B-Main 1: 1 ? John Dines 31 (2), 2 ? Levi Curry 25 (4), 3 ? Joe B 
Miller 51B (6), 4 ? Ryan Kempin 2K (3), 5 ? Kory Bales 5 (7), 6 ? 
Caleb Wankel 5 (1), 7 ? Jimmy Davies 99 (13), 8 ? Randy Myers 18 (5), 
9 ? Brian Armitage 7 (9), 10 ? Terry Babb 88 (8), 11 ? Brett Samonds 
47 (10), 12 ? Paul Nienhiser 9 (11), 13 ? Bret Tripplett 22 (12), 14 ? 
A.J. Bruns 44 (14),
A-Main Results
1 ? Jerrod Hull 12H (2), 2 ? Brad Loyet 05 (14), 3 ? Joey Moughan 83 
(9), 4 ? Ian Madsen 18 (11), 5 ? Cory Bruns 42 (7), 6 ? Chris Urish 
77u (16), 7 ? Jimmy Hurley 35 (12), 8 ? Tiffany Wyzard 5 (3), 9 ? 
Jeremy Standridge 10s (13), 10 ? Levi Curry 25 (18), 11 ? Ryan Kempin 
2K (20), 12 ? Korey Weyant 99 (8), 13 ? Kevin Swindell 82 (6), 14 ? 
Cole Wood 17W (10), 15 ? Wayne Johnson 77x (1), 16 ? John Dines 31 
(17), 17 ? Logan Faucon 52F (15), 18 ? Joe B Miller 51B (19), 19 ? Jim 
Moughan 1M (4), 20 ? Ben Wagoner 84 (5),

 

 

McCarl dominates MOWA stop at 34 Raceway
By Dewain Hulett
MOWA Media
MIDDLETOWN, Iowa (April 12, 2014)  Terry McCarl made a statement in 
qualifying and then backed it up the rest of the night, as he 
dominated the entire event during the Midwest Open Wheel Association 
Sprint Car Series presented by Casey?s General Stores event at 34 
Raceway, Saturday.
After setting quick-time with a 12.843, Terry McCarl was the only one 
of the four fastest qualifiers to win his heat race. The Altoona, 
Iowa, driver then drew a seven for the invert in the eight car dash. 
The invert put Craig Dollansky on the pole, with McCarl starting 
seventh. McCarl then worked through the field to finish second, behind 
Dollansky, and gain an outside front row starting spot for the feature.
At the drop of the green flag for the 30-lap feature event, McCarl 
jumped out to a commanding lead and was never really challenged, 
though he did have to survive a pair of mid-race restarts.
Dollansky settled into second place, while Paul Nienhiser (who started 
10th) began a charge to the front.
The caution flew for the first time on lap four, when Joey Moughan, 
who was running in the top five, spun.
Nienhiser had already climbed to the top six when the first caution 
flew, and battled with Kevin Swindell, Ian Madsen and Jerrod Hull for 
a top five spot on the restart, before Scotty Neitzel brought out the 
only other caution of the event on lap 14 when he spun in turn four.
On the final restart, Nienhiser made a nice move from fourth to 
second, and was up to second at the completion of lap 15. But, there 
was no catching McCarl, who had ?s of a straightaway advantage the 
rest of the event. Dollansky held on for third, while Swindell and 
Madsen rounded out the top five.
The MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey?s General Stores is back 
in action, Friday, April 18, as it makes its first stop at Tri-City 
Speedway, Pontoon Beach, Ill.  For more information checkout 
www.midwestopenwheel.com.
Results
Heats
Heat 1: 1. Terry McCarl, 2. Brosnon Maeschen, 3. Chris Martin, 4. Ryan 
Bunton, 5. Jimmy Light, 6. John Dines, 7. Matt Harms, 8. Cole Wood, 9. 
Matt Krieger.
Heat 2: 1. Craig Dollansky, 2. Joey Moughan, 3. Kevin Swindell, 4. Ian 
Madsen, 5. Ryan Kempin, 6. Dakota Hendrickson, 7. Levi Curry, 8. Dave 
Getchell.
Heat 3: 1. Jerrod Hull, 2. Wayne Johnson, 3. AJ Bruns, 4. Paul 
Nienhiser, 5. Jeremy Standridge, 6. Korey Weyant, 7. Jeremy Schultz, 
8. Jimmy Davies.
Heat 4: 1. Josh Schneiderman, 2. Ben Wagoner, 3. Scotty Neitzel, 4. 
Jerrod Schneiderman, 5. Logan Faucon, 6. Caleb Wankel, 7. Donnie 
Steward, 8. Dustin Selvage.
B-Mains
B-Main 1: 1. Jimmy Light, 2. Korey Weyant, 3. John Dines, 4. Jeremy 
Standridge, 5. Matt Harms, 6. Jimmy Davies, 7. Jeremy Schultz, 8. Matt 
Kreiger, 9. Dustin Selvage.
B-Main 2: 1. Cole Wood, 2. Dakota Hendrickson, 3. Ryan Kempin, 4. Levi 
Curry, 5. Logan Faucon, 6. Donnie Steward, 7. Caleb Wankel, 8. Dave 
Getchell.
Dash
1. Craig Dollansky, 2. Terry McCarl, 3. Joey Moughan, 4. Josh 
Schneiderman, 5. Wayne Johnson, 6. Bronson Maeschen, 7. Ben Wagoner, 
8. Jerrod Hull.
Feature
30 Laps 1. Terry McCarl, 2. Paul Nienhiser, 3. Craig Dollansky, 4. 
Kevin Swindell, 5. Ian Madsen, 6. Jerrod Hull, 7. Wayne Johnson, 8. 
Josh Schneiderman, 9. AJ Bruns, 10. Cole Wood, 11. Ryan Bunton, 12. 
Jimmy Light, 13. Ben Wagoner, 14. Joey Moughan, 15. John Dines, 16. 
Korey Weyant, 17. Dakota Hendrickson, 18. Chris Martin, 19. Ryan 
Kempin, 20. Scotty Neitzel, 21. Bronson Maeschen, 22. Jarrod 
Schneiderman.

 

Blue River Classic Shatters I-44 Riverside Records

Cody Morris I-44 Riverside Speedway Public Relations

Saturday, April 12th, 2014 I-44 Riverside Speedway / Oklahoma City, OK Blue River Classic / Champions Cup Event 2 of 22

Hard to do it much bigger than I-44 Riverside Speedway did Saturday night. Gathering all 7 classes capable of racing to raise autism awareness and packing the venue on both sides of the fence.

Approximately 167 entries signed in to race in the Inaugural Blue River Classic headlined by the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series. -Lucas Oil POWRi West Midgets: 16 -Outlaw: 16 -A Class*: 44 -Non Wing*: 38 -Restricted*: 25 -Turf Tire: 16 -Junior Sprints: 12 *TOWR vs. Riverside vs. Now600 Oklahoma vs. Texas showdown

Built in 1999, I-44 Riverside Speedway has featured Saturday night open wheel action weekly for 15 years. At 167 entries, this was easily the biggest one day show in the history of I-44 Riverside. Several two day shows have amassed that number or higher, but never had there been a Saturday night solo like this.

This wasn’t just a race, it was a happening - as nearly 500 fans arrived eager to take in a show that took open wheel racing to a whole new level. A staggering number of loyal race fans considering all had to bring their own seating as I-44 Riverside boss Mark Banister and his crew continue their campaign to assemble the new grandstand structure.

Also on hand was a three way showdown between the Texas Open Wheel Racing Association, the Riverside natives, and the Tulsa-based Now600 in the A Class, Non Wing, and Restricted divisions. The Outlaw, Turf Tire, and Junior Sprints also amassed to deliver a thrilling show, as well.

Such a huge, landmark event for the speedway, our biggest since reopening after the May 20 tornado. Only real downfall of the evening was the damn windstorm and how it sealed the track over after hot laps. Seriously - Mark Banister sowed an extreme amount of moisture in it for the four days before the race, even another small pond on raceday - but against 30mph sustained winds gusting to 40+ that never ceased - track sealed over after hot laps. Mark took some equipment to it Sunday and found all that moisture still there after cutting just below the surface.

All the collective frowns over tire bills is likely equal to how Mark felt when the surface sealed over after spending so much time getting moisture sowed into it. After cutting into it Sunday and seeing all the moisture underneath, we all shook our heads. At the same time several hundred folks were still washing the dirt off just about everything. But, it’s spring time in Oklahoma. Do the best with what you can. Thanks to everyone who understands - and hey we had a heck of a show. It was a blessing to receive such support from our teams and to continue to meet our growing and expanding racing family. Forecast for next Saturday is much improved, too.

Before jumping in to the rundown, a few announcements.

The first - All four makeup features for the 13th Annual Ryan Craighead Memorial will be made up at the start of this week’s program (April 19th). The Non Wing division was halfway through their feature when the rains came back on April 5th. We will pick up where we left off halfway through that Non Wing A Main. The Restricted, Turf Tire, and A Class make ups will follow. Following a short break we will unleash full program of heats and features in all five weekly classes. All classes have established a point average so no more draws/passing points (finally!). Lineups for all four Ryan Craighead Memorial makeup features will be posted early this week on I-44 Riverside outlets.

So this is effectively a 5th consecutive special that boasts 9 “A” Features.

Saturday, April 26th will make it a cool half dozen as the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series returns for their second of 9 outings at I-44 Riverside Speedway. Approx. 27 teams competed in the opening POWRi West standalone weekend. Attrition had a severe effect following the Friday night event, as 11 of the 24 were unable to make it River-side. Several new teams are expected as well, among them I-44 Riverside local racer and Anadarko native Ryan Padgett. We aim for a couple dozen Midgets in two weeks.

The second, while I-44 Riverside wishes the best for the Now600 Series, Now600 participation in the June 7th and September 6th Oklahoma vs. Texas events has been cancelled. Both events will still feature the Texas Open Wheel Racing series taking on the 405/580 native warriors.

And third and finally, this week’s practice has been moved to Wednesday, April 30. No practice this week folks, we have to get our loyal fans some stands! Thanks in advance for patience and understanding.

The official post race review of Saturday’s Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget event can be viewed at www.powri.com or on the POWRi West Facebook page.

On with the rundown of the remaining half dozen classes at I-44 Riverside’s Inaugural Blue River Classic.

OUTLAW

The Outlaw class was originally scheduled to compete in the Red Dirt Nationals, as they compete in each two day show at I-44 Riverside Speedway. However, as the lack of seating led to the cancellation of the Midget action that weekend, the Outlaw class was also picked off in the process.

So we were itching for some Outlaw action at I-44 Riverside Speedway. And despite some late week meddling - 16 entries from four states still checked in for the $500 to win special. Enough to consider the prospects for another Outlaw outing next month on May 10th. For it? Against it? Let us know!

Piedmont’s Grady Chandler started pole position with El Reno’s Josh Toho alongside after Mustang’s Bobby Springer elected to tag the tail of the field.

It took four attempts to get a lap in after spins by Layne Heimbaugh and Christian Kinnison pancaked the second scramble between Tulsans Ty Hulsey and Travis Harris.

But once underway, Chandler was gone. Slowed only by a second Heimbaugh spin on the 11th round, Chandler was a lit fuse in the MelMark Pipe & Supply #00, taking the $500 score ahead of 2013 Mini Sprint Nationals Outlaw winner Nate Fleming, who made the haul all the way from Great Bend, Kansas to race for autism awareness!

918 racer Travis Harris rebounded from sour luck at the start, tearing through the field to finish third with Jeff Frey moving the Rick Myers owned #15 up four spots to score fourth. El Reno’s Kyle Keeler finished as he started in the five spot.

Outlaw A Feature (20 laps): 1. 00 Grady Chandler (1); 2. 16 Nate Fleming (7); 3. 155 Travis Harris (4); 4. 15 Jeff Frey (8); 5. 27k Kyle Keeler (5); 6. 17 Harlan Hulsey (11); 7. 27 Tuckey Klaasmeyer (12); 8. 95 Michael Hall (10); 9. 82c Christian Kinnison (13); 10. 3 Cory Wiegart (9); 11. 29 Blake Dacus (10); 12. 9 Layne Heimbaugh (14); 13. 55 Josh Toho (2); 14. 21H Ty Hulsey (3); 15. 25s Bobby Springer (15); DNS: Matt Nelson Lap Leaders: Grady Chandler 1-20

NON WING* Oklahoma vs. Texas Open Wheel Racing

38 Non Wing entries battled for passing points in four heat races, with a 8 car redraw reshuffling the top four rows.

Thus, Dalton Terrell paced pole position for the 20 lap main event with Trey Marcham alongside. Marcham gunned into an early lead he would never relinquish.

Marcham led Texan Sterling Hoff and Terrel for most of a race that almost ended quickly. A trio of stoppages marred the conclusion in the final few laps, most notably a horrifying incident where Garrett Olson exited turn 4 in a single file restart and was tagged from behind and stuffed into the front straightaway wall.

All personnel rushed to the scene to a very shaked Olson, who needed a few minutes to gain his footing. Thankfully Garrett was not as injured as his #44 ride.

The final restart had some major reshuffling, but not for the win - that belonged to Trey Marcham, who put the RD Marcham Energy baby blue #32 in victory lane for the first time in 2014.

Marcham was chased by Sterling Hoff with Dalton Terrel settling for third. Aaron Dromgoole has more experience at Riverside’s 1/5th mile than any Texan with the exception of Sterling Hoff, and he turned that seat time into fourth place finish after starting 9th at the opening.

Arlington, Texan Anton Hernandez made it three Lone Stars in the top five, also earning the backup Hard Charger effort moving from 15th to complete the top five finishing order. Hard Charger status went to Lawton’s Brandon Boggs - who scurried from 20th to finish 8th.

Tim Kent and Josh Toho each earned winning transfers into the main event via twin 12 lap B Features.

Non Wing B Feature #1 (12 laps top 2 advance): 1. 79 Tim Kent (11); 2. 51B Bailey Felkins (2); 3. 32k Cory Kelley (3); 4. 93 Greg Emetario Jr. (5); 5. 25w Tommy White (8); 6. 29 Blake Dacus (9); 7. 88 Tony Penick (7); 8. 58 Philip Fessler (4); 9. 15x Keith Martin (10); 10. 18 Dillon Laden (6); 11. 118 Scott Evans (1) Lap Leaders: Scott Evans 1-4; Bailey Felkins 5-12

Non Wing B Feature #2 (12 laps top 2 advance): 1. 55 Josh Toho (1); 2. 2B Brandon Boggs (3); 3. 31c Jason Collins (2); 4. 82c Christian Kinnison (7); 5. 96R Jeff Rury (5); 6. 21 Eddy Middleton (9); 7. 03 Kyle Hedrick (8); DNS: 57d Blaine Denny, 1 Johnny B, 15 Morgan Roan, 72 Mark Rogers Lap Leaders: Josh Toho 1-12

Non Wing A Feature (20 laps): 1. 32 Trey Marcham (2); 2. 39 Sterling Hoff (5); 3. 97 Dalton Terrell (1); 4. P51 Aaron Dromgoole (9); 5. 25 Anton Hernandez (15); 6. 12 Gage Robb (14); 7. 82 Steven Shebester (7); 8. 2B Brandon Boggs (20); 9. 98 Derrick McBride (6); 10. 51B Bailey Felkins (19); 11. 50 Shelby Burk (13); 12. 44 Garrett Olson (16); 13. 7C Chris Cochran (8); 14. 007 Cody Carter (3); 15. 2D Dustin Davidson (12); 16. 79 Tim Kent (17); 17. 11J Joey Starnes (11); 18. 898 Ryan Padgett (10); 19. 55 Josh Toho (18); DQ 27k Kyle Keeler Lap Leaders: Trey Marcham 1-20

A CLASS* Oklahoma vs. Texas Open Wheel Racing

A week after 40 strode into Riverside for the 13th Annual Ryan Craighead Memorial, 44 racers took part in the A Class portion of the Riverside vs. TOWR vs. Now600 action.

Broken Arrow’s Jason McDougal paced the pole of the 20 lapper with TOWR Texan Dustin Davidson to his right. McDougal from the pole is a recipe for domination.

And it was. McDougal simply whipped the field, stamping his Factor One Racing #73 in the rubber and running away with the win. The only stoppage came on the 12th round and did nothing to change the battle up front.

Marcham eyed a stock sweep, but had to settle for runner up from sixth with the wing. Chris Cochran advanced 1 spot to claim third. Mansfield, Texas TOWR racer Keith Martin advanced from 9th to close the 20 lapper in the 4 spot while Dustin Davidson added another Texan to the top five finish. El Reno’s Blake Dewberry earned a share of the Hard Charger label in a run from 14th to sixth.

Trey Robb and Dean Drake both earned winning transfers into the main event via twin 12 lap B Features.

A Class B Feature #1 (12 laps top 2 advance to A Feature): 1. 28c Chris Lloyd (6); 2. 22 Teri Burk (4); 3. 51B Bailey Felkins (2); 4. 98 Derrick McBride (5); 5. 31c Jason Collins (3); 6. 36 Lloyd Smith (7); 7. 37 CJ Brewer (9); 8. 7s Todd Schwartz (12); 9. 12T Trey Robb (1); 10. 27 Tucker Klaasmeyer (11); 11. 1 Johnny B (13); 12. 22R Ryan Padgett (10); 13. 32k Cory Kelley (8); 14. 24N Matt Nelson (14) Lap Leaders: Trey Robb 1-8, Teri Burk 9-10, Chris Lloyd 11-12

A Class B Feature #2 (12 laps - top 2 advance to A Feature): 1. 77D Dean Drake (1); 2. 57d Blaine Denny (3); 3. 44 Garrett Olson (2); 4. 57 Mark Frymire (4); 5. 58 Philip Fessler (5); 6. 74E Jessica Estes (6); 7. 2B Brandon Boggs (10); 8. 7D Sierra Davis (11); 9. 11 Michael Kearnes (12); 10. 51c David Conley Jr. (9); 11. 13 Chelsea Martin (8); 12. 777c David Conley; DNS: 4T Caleb Thompson, 45B Jeremy Butler

A Class A Feature (20 laps): 1. 73 Jason McDougal (1); 2. 32 Trey Marcham (6); 3. 7c Chris Cochran (4); 4. 15x Keith Martin (9); 5. 2D Dustin Davidson (2); 6. 29D Blake Dewberry (14); 7. 118 Scott Evans (15); 8. 17m Mike Motherly (8); 9. 29 Blake Dacus (5); 10. 25s Bobby Springer (11); 11. 82c Christian Kinnison (7); 12. P40 Aaron Dromgoole (12); 13. 15 Morgan Roan (3); 14. 77D Dean Drake (18); 15. 71 Weston Gorham (16); 16. 39 Sterling Hoff (10); 17. 28c Chris Lloyd (17); 18. 79 Tim Kent (13); 19. 22 Teri Burk (19); 20. 57d Blaine Denny (20) Lap Leaders: Jason McDougal 1-20 Hard Charger: Dewberry, Evans +8

RESTRICTED* Oklahoma vs. Texas Open Wheel Racing

Newcastle’s Layden Pearson started pole postion of the 20 lap A Feature after 2012 Riverside Restricted champ Tanner Conn was docked a row after being deemed to jump the initial start. Reigning Riverside Restricted champ and Carnegie, OK native Logan Davis started outside front row.

Pearson dropped the quick dime for the early lead, although Bethany’s Matt Moore moved up from fifth, steadily gaining ground each lap and catching the leader just as the red flag flew at the halfway point as Stephen Smith tumbled hard after contact with Kyle Thompson. Smith emerged safely from the fiasco and the halfway order ran Pearson-Matt Moore-Logan Davis-Tanner Conn-Taylor Reimer.

That top three would never change as Pearson wired the field for the score. Colby Stubblefield moved up late in the race to claim fourth for the Texans and Tulsan Cole Roberts completing the top five finishing order.

Kaylee Cole led the first of four transfers out of the 12 lap B Feature. 25 Restricted checked in for action.

Restricted B Feature (12 laps - top 4 advance to A Feature): 1. 72c Kaylee Cole (1); 2. 21k Kobe Simpson (2); 3. 88k Kelsey Gray (7); 4. 13 Blake Scott (4); 5. 14 Noah Key (8); 6. 99B Brittney Bryant (6); 7. 7m McKenzie Laplante (5); 8. 22 Trent Griggs (3); DNS 44c Cody Price

Restricted A Feature (20 laps): 1. 11 Layden Pearson (1); 2. 9m Matt Moore (5); 3. 14D Logan Davis (2); 4. 2 Colby Stubblefield (9); 5. 3 Cole Roberts (7); 6. 12s Sarah Walls (10); 7. 78 Tanner Conn (3); 8. 99 Nathan Rainey (14); 9. 25 Taylor Reimer (8); 10. 86 Carson Wilson (11); 11. 88k Kelsey Gray (19); 12. 57T Kyle Thompson (4); 13. 00R Ryan Anderson (13); 14. 82s Seth Shebester (16); 15. 13 Blake Scott (20); 16. 21K Kobe Simpson (18); 17. 15 Jase Randolph (6); 18. 3$ Steven Smith (12); 19. 72c Kaylee Cole (17); 20. 56 Zach Riley (15) Lap Leaders: Layden Pearson 1-20 Hard Charger: Kelsey Gray +8

TURF TIRE

Mustang’s Jeremy Morris paced the pole of the 20 lap main event with Enid’s Nick Rummel to his right for the 20 lap Turf Tire main event.

Morris led early with Rummel in tow before a lap 8 yellow for Junior Vickman’s stranded #28v.

Rummel used the restart to his advantage and stole a lap 9 lead. Turf Tire rookie Brian Penick brought out the final stoppage as smoke poured from his #33.

Rummel held off Morris for the win, while Mike Robertson took third ahead of Mike Daft and Jeremy Penick.

Sixteen Turf Tire’s checked in, the most in several years. However, much carnage was left in the infield as at least 7 were sidelined in the infield as the checks flew. Combined with an upcoming marriage - come on guys pull out all the stops to keep the streak of double digit shows going! Lol.

Turf Tire A Feature (20 laps): 1. 45x Nick Rummel (2); 2. 93 Jeremy Morris (1); 3. 30 Mike Robertson (4); 4. 21D Mike Daft (6); 5. 28 Jeremy Penick (12); 6. C3 Bobby Chapa (3); 7. 75 Willie Vickman (11); 8. 14J Marcus Giles (14); 9. 28v Junior Vickman (9); 10. 14v Zach Van Zant (8); 11. 33 Brian Penick (15); 12. 17 Bob Poplin (16); 13. 1 Nelson Norman (7); 14. 5m Scott Patraw (10); 15. 21 Josh Bigger (5); 16. 20x Dusty Devine (11) Lap Leaders: Jeremy Morris 1-8, Nick Rummel 9-20 Hard Charger: Jeremy Penick +7

JUNIOR SPRINTS

Bryce Barnett started pole position for the 15 lap Junior Sprint main event with Jordan Williams alongside. Barnett held the point for five turns until Jacob long zoomed past to lead laps 2 and 3.

But Lawton’s Dylan Pendergrass is streaking and overpowered Long to lead the fourth round. Pendergrass went on to score his fourth consecutive victory ahead of a rising Ryder Laplante.

Bridge Creek’s Christopher Wells took the Hard Charger effort moving from 10th to the show position. Tulsan Kale Drake and Kayden Cole completed the top five finishing order.

Junior Sprint A Feature (15 laps): 1. 22 Dylan Pendergrass (7); 2. 88R Ryder Laplante (8); 3. 72 Christopher Wells (10); 4. 77 Kale Drake (5); 5. 72c Kayden Cole (4); 6. 1 Bryce Barnett (1); 7. 05c Jordan Williams (2); 8. 37 Jack Hall (1); 9. 16 Brant Woods (6); 10. 007 Jacob Long; DNS: 15J Joey Gray, 28 Connor Thompson Lap Leaders: Bryce Barnett 1, Jacob Long 2-3, Dylan Pendergrass 4-15 Hard Charger: Christopher Wells +7

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Much news and points to emphasize, but this writing has reached its’ limit. Follow I-44 Riverside outlets for word concerning this Saturday’s race/make-up race information.

Thanks to our racing family, every member from the teams and their families, friends, supporters and our many fans. It was a memorable night for a great cause and with an air that was simply ecstatic. After a day of much needed rest, we’re back at it and can’t wait to do it again this coming Saturday, April 19th.

 

 

 

Burt battles to sprint car victory! Sherman, Hall, Hammett & Olschowka also win.

Marysville, CA – Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt grabbed the winner’s trophy in the MRP Winged Sprint Car class with a wire to wire win that was a lot more intense than it sounds and Yuba City’s Cory Hall was unstoppable in the MRP Super Stock closer. Sacramento ’s Tim Sherman won the featured event in the MRP Wingless Sprint Car class and Olivehurst’s Eddie Hammett pulled off another victory in the 2014 opener for the MRP Hobby Stocks. Local driver Buddy Olschowka won the added Nor Cal Dwarf Car main event. Promoters Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park honored the lives of two former drivers, Duke Griego and Harold Hudgins with traditional memorial checkered flag laps for both.

The MRP Winged Sprint Car feature had a sterling field of competitors 21 strong but got off to a rocky start; to say the least. Pole sitter, former champion Mike Monahan was lined up next to last week’s winner Colby Wiesz. When the green flag flew Monahan’s car jumped sideways right in front of the entire field. Wiesz tagged Monahan but accelerated away. But the track was blocked and six additional cars piled into the wreck. 5 other drivers glanced off each other while avoiding the big crash and sustained damage that hampered them for the remainder of the event. There were no injuries in the melee.

When the new green flew Burt rocketed to a big lead during the first five laps of the contest. Wiesz stayed second as Chico ’s John Michael Bunch fought his way into third. A couple of yellow flags worked to Burt’s advantage, keeping him from encountering lapped traffic. When Burt was in clean air he motored away from the competition.

But with seven circuits remaining Burt was trapped in heavy lapped traffic and Wiesz pounced, with Bunch in his wake. The last few laps were a tornado of 100 mph sprint car action. Wiesz and Bunch were all over Burt with two to go. Burt was lapping cars and holding off his challengers all in one fluid motion. At the white flag Wiesz was nearly along side and Bunch was on the high side trying to pass them both.

At the flag Burt had his victory as Wiesz and Bunch finished under a blanket for second and third respectively. Marysville’s Shain Matthews and Cort Dozier rounded out the top five.

Wiesz, Bunch and Marysville’s Jeremy Hawes won the heat races.

Former series champion Cory Hall, of Yuba City controlled the MRP Super Stock feature from start to finish. When Hall was hampered by lapped traffic Cort Dozier (doing double duty) closed in, but no one was going to pass Hall on this night.

The race for second was a race long slug fest between Cort Dozier, James Castleberry, Phillip Shelby and Rick Dozier. While the race was not caution free there were few incidents and only four cars failed to finish. Cort Dozier was the runner up with Shelby, Rick Dozier and Castleberry in tow at the flag. Yuba City ’s Jerry Bartlett and Rick Dozier won the heat races.

The MRP Wingless Sprint Car feature was all Sherman ’s. After a brief battle with Marysville’s Josh Vieira, Sherman took off and was clearly the quickest in the field. Vieira and Sherman were the heat race winners.

Former champion Brett Youngman of Grass Valley was third and Misty Castleberry came across in fifth.

The MRP Hobby Stock opener was all Eddie Hammett. Hammett easily outdistanced the field early in the event, and then had a flat tire. His crew changed the tire and Hammett sliced his way back into the lead as the checkered flag flew. Hammett also won the heat race.

Marysville driver Buddy Olschowka who has driven everything from sprint cars to hobby stocks fit himself into a Dwarf Car Saturday and ran away with the show. Olschowka kept Nor Cal Dwarf Car champions Kevin Bender of Rocklin and Mike Grenert of Vacaville behind him for the entire distance. It was Olschowka’s first visit to victory lane in feature event competition at MRP. Grenert and Nor Cal champion Ryan Winter won the heat races. For more on the dwarf car event go to www.dwarfworld.com.

Next Saturday night the mighty MRP Winged Sprint Cars will return with the MRP Super Stocks and Mini Stocks. The Pro 4 Sprinters will return for their second attack on the MRP clay. All of this will be offered on Saturday night at Yuba Sutter’s only professional sporting event stadium, Marysville Raceway Park .

Gates open at 5 with racing at 7:00PM.

 

 

 

 

SCHUERENBERG WINS GARDNER’S INDIANA OPEN WHEEL RACIN’ FEST

Putnamville, IN - April 12, 2014 - Hunter Schuerenberg was victorious in winning the 2014 presentation of Bill Gardner’s IndianaOpenWheel.Com Racin” Fest at the Lincoln Park Speedway. This version finished with the top three drivers running under racing’s proverbial blanket. Schuerenberg would prevail at the finish line in a fast Mach1 sprint car with an engine that had been billowing smoke in exiting turn four during the last 10 laps of the 30 lap feature.

The victory was worth $4,000 to the Whiteland, IN, based HSN/Nolen Racing Team. The racing program was the season opening event for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series and the Lincoln Park Speedway. The victory was MSCS career feature victory number seven for Schuerenberg which moves him up to fifth on the All Time Winner‘s List.

Jon Stanbrough and Casey Shuman were the two drivers pressuring Schuerenberg for the lead those final laps. Stanbrough would finish second after starting eleventh. Shuman would finish third and was a threat the entire race. He led two laps before Schuerenberg retook the lead. Seth Parker finished fourth in a strong run. Robert Ballou worked his way up through the heart of the field to finish fifth.

Veteran Bill Rose led a second five to the stripe which included Chase Stockon, Thomas Meseraull, 2013 MSCS Rookie of the Year Bradley Sterrett, and Brian Hayden. Stockon took a provisional, started last, and improved 14 spots to become the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race. Chad Boespflug was eleventh and received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.

Bill Rose and Kyle Cummins traded the lead lap after lap in the first of four exciting heat races. Cummins, A.J. Hopkins, Thomas Meseraull, and Jeff Bland Jr. would win those heats. Thomas Meseraull earned the most passing points for the 34 drivers who competed. With the top 16 drivers locked into the feature line-up the remaining 18 drivers lined up for the B Main and the last chance to make the feature. Wes McIntyre won the B. Daron Clayton raced up to place second in just 12 laps after starting fifteenth.

During the feature the red flag was only displayed once. That was for an accident in turn two of lap 14 involving A.J. Hopkins and Kyle Cummins. The Hopkins’ sprint was up-righted and taken to the pits. Cummins was able to resume racing. There were also two caution periods. The last was with just 4 laps to go. Seventeen cars finished the feature and all seventeen were on the lead lap. Nick Hale flipped in the B Main.

The next events on the schedule for the Midwest Sprint Car Series will occur on the weekend of April 26th and 27th. MSCS will join USAC on Saturday night for the Spring Showdown at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. Then Sunday the series will travel up U.S. 41 to compete in a King of Indiana Sprints Series event at the Terre Haute Action Track.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

SUMMARY

Lincoln Park Speedway - Putnamville, IN April 12, 2014 BILL GARDNERS INDIANA OPEN WHEEL.COM RACIN’ FEST

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series (34 Entries)

First Heat : 3c Kyle Cummins, 6 Bill Rose, 2H Brian Hayden, 90 Bradley Sterrett, 15 Ethan Barrow, 10 Aric Gentry, 31 Matt Thompson, 4C Daylan Chambers, 02 Nick Hale

Second Heat: 14H A.J. Hopkins, 20N Hunter Schuerenberg, 38P Seth Parker, 23 Brian Karraker, 12 Robert Ballou, 32 Chase Stockon, 21 Carson Short, 85 Mike Terry Jr., 98 Brandon Morin

Third Heat: 41 Thomas Meseraull, 98 Chad Boespflug, 21K Casey Shuman, 83 Wes McIntyre, 11 James Lyerla, 76 Charlie Belden Jr., 29 Logan Jarrett, 3R Daron Clayton

Fourth Heat: 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 37RW Jon Stanbrough, 11P Brady Short, 28 Brandon Mattox, 15F Aaron Farney, 1C Kent Christian, 7F Ethan Fleetwood, 77 Hunter O’Neal

B Main: 83 McIntyre, 3R Clayton, 15F Farney, 28 Mattox, 21 C. Short, 1C Christian, 85 Terry, 98 Morin, 4C Chambers, 7F Fleetwood, 32 Stockon, 23 Karraker, 76 Belden, 31 Thompson, 10 Gentry, 77 O’Neal, 02 Hale, 29 Jarrett

Feature (30 Laps): 20N Schuerenberg, 37RW Stanbrough, 21K Shuman, 38P Parker, 12 Ballou, 6 Rose, 32 Stockon, 41 Meseraull, 90 Sterrett, 2H Hayden, 98 Boespflug, 15 Barrow, 15F Farney, 3C Cummins, 28 Mattox, 3R Clayton, 11 Lyerla, 83 McIntyre, 14H Hopkins, 04 Bland, 11P B. Short

 

 

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Perris Auto Speedway, racing their last California event during their "Spring Break Tour"

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist MEMBER of : AARWBA (American Auto Racing Writers Broadcasters Assoc.) and MSPA (Motor Sports Press Assoc,.) gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Perris, CA, 04/12/2014 Joey Saldana hit the "Hallelujah Trail" racing the 71m Motter to collect his first World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series victory in the 2014 season schedule. It was a $10,000 win for Saldana and his team. Actually, this is their second win racing sprints, having their first win of the season earned racing with the "All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, during the Dirt Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida. Saldana also won the over all Sprint Car Champion at this event, where the WoO Sprints started their season.

It definitely was a strong run for this team with Saldana posting a 13.997 second run for fast time of the night (the only driver who got into the thirteen second zone) finished third in the first Heat Race and second in the Dash.

" This is a good night for us. I have to say the USAC wingless sprints put on a great show and we are happy to be part of this event. We've been so close to a win, tonight though, everything worked in our favor. Tonight the "Workshop for Warriors" came and placed one of their big emblem decals on our sprint. It was so great that they were here for this win, another happy moment. The "Workshop Warriors" are based out of San Diego, CA, their only chance to watch us race was here. Our car was great by leaps and bounds. At the beginning of the race we had two racing lines but towards the end, there was only one. I can't thank everyone who made this possible for us to win this. I have to thank Motter Equipment, our great crew, my family the Workshop Warriors and all the fans who came out." said Saldana of Brownsburg, IN

When the green flag flew out to start this thirty lap feature WoO race, it was a face off between Saldana and Daryn Pittman, the 2013 WoO Sprint Champion. When the green flag flew out it was a drag race start with Pittman pulling ahead and Saldana gaining back the point. Several laps went this way until Saldana had found the line to victory.

"We finished in second. The race starts are critical. The track was fast around the top (where Saldana was racing). I backed out of a lot of slide's (a maneuver to come from the lower line & slide in front of the sprint higher up). I didn't want to chance it. I like to drive clean and I can't change who I am." said Pittman of Owasso, OK. Pittman also thanked Kasey Kahne Racing, all of his crew and all the fans who come out to watch them, from all over the United States, Canada, etc. Pittman clocked in a 14.282 second run for second fast time in qualifying, finished third in his Heat Race and won the Dash.

Rounding out the top three finisher's was Brad Sweet of Elk Grove, CA. Sweet started the race in fourth after having having posted a 14.432 second lap in qualifying for seventh fast, won the first Heat race, and finished third in the Dash.

"I had a lot of family here tonight and it's great. I found the track slick in front of me and it appeared that rubber was down on the top, so I couldn't try a slide job." said Sweet who's also a part of Kasey Kahne Racing.

Tonight's event had Kraig Kinser (IN), driving the 11k Sprint developing motor problems during the first Heat Race. Then Cody Darrah (PA) had problems prior to the first lap of "A" Main. On the second lap, the caution flew out once again, this time for Steve Kinser, who also had race car problems. Both Kinser's were able to return, to line up at the rear of the field. At the start of the seventh lap, once again the yellow flew out, this time for Logan Schuchart (PA) who stopped on the front stretch. An unbelievable start for these great drivers. On the fourteenth lap Jacob Allen (PA) stopped on the front stretch, for the final caution of the race.

It was a great run for Saldana, Pittman, Sweet, Sammy Swindell (TN) and Paul McMahan (CA) who scored in the top five finishes.

Steve Kinser of Bloomington, IN, the "King" of the World of Outlaw Sprint Series, having a career high of 574 WoO wins and is the winningest driver in this series history is embarking to race his final race for points in WoO Sprint action, every race he races has special meaning and he is looking for a great 2014 WoO season. You don't want to miss seeing the "King" in action during this WoO Sprint Car Series season.

Sixth place went to Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, who is currently leading in the 2014 WoO Sprint Series points race. Then it was Tim Kaeding (CA) who took seventh, followed by Brian Brown (MO), Kerry Madsen (AUS), Lucas Wolfe (PA), Cody Darrah (PA, Jason Sides (TN), Kraig Kinser (IN), Jacob Allen (PA), Logan Schuchart (PA), Steve Kinser (IN), who apparently lost the engine in the #11 Bad Boy Sprint.

In the points race, Schatz leads by seven points over McMahan who's in second. Pittman is third trailing by twelve points, Saldana is fourth trailing by thirty-nine points and Sweet is in fifth trailing by forty-six. Kerry Madsen is in seventh, followed by Tim Kaeding, Steve Kinser, Cody Darrah and Kraig Kinser, for the top ten.

The Dash and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: (All finishes, times, etc. are unofficial)

Dash: (6 car Dash) Pittman, Saldana, Sweet, Swindell, McMahan, Kaeding.

Heat Race Finishes:

Heat #1: Sweet, Darrah, Saldana, S. Kinser, Allen, K. Kinser.

Heat #2: Kaeding, Madsen, Pittman, Brown, Wolfe.

Heat #3: Swindell, Schatz, Schuchart, McMahan, Sides.

The next three races are scheduled in Texas:

April 15 (a Tuesday) at El Paso Park, El Paso, TX

April 18 and 19, Devil's Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, TX.

 

 

Missouri’s Hunter Schuerenberg scores Midwest Sprint Car Series opening win at Lincoln Park Speedway
 

By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE ‑ Opening night at Lincoln Park Speedway proved to be an explosive destination for a nearly capacity crowd in Putnamville as the Midwest Spring Car Series was on hand to duke it out for a $4,000-to-win prize. Also on tap was another stellar fireworks show by Circle City Pyrotechnics.
A sterling crowd of 34 sprint car hot shoes were on hand to try and take the large pay day to start the season for the MSCS on a night that celebrated the “Bill Gardner Indiana Open Wheel.com” Racin’ Fest.
Hunter Schuerenburg admittedly had a season to forget in 2013 and yet, Saturday night should go a long way in washing away last year’s struggles.
The Sikeston, Mo. native started on the outside of the front row in his Mach 1 Chassis, Nolen Racing, Roof Bolt Xpress No. 20 and would hold off a furious challenge over the final laps from Jon Stanbrough and Casey Shuman to pick up the big check at LPS.
Schuerenberg was fast off the trailer and earned his spot up front alongside pole sitter Kyle Cummins, with his heat race finish, passing points and a solid draw to start the A-main. Once the field went green, he held the point early as Shuman gave chase ahead of Bradley Sterrett, Thomas Meseraull and Seth Parker.
Shuman and Scheurenberg traded the lead 10 laps into the A-main as the crowd watched anxiously. Meanwhile, Daron Clayton was rocketing from the back of the field in to a top-10 spot after starting 18th in the feature. The “Modern Day Cowboy” was 9th as a red flag flew when A.J. Hopkins and Cummins tangled in turn two. Once the field went green, Stanbrough was quickly a factor after starting back in the 11th spot for the feature. The Brownsburg native charged in to the third spot after edging past Seth Parker. Stanbrough settled in behind Shuman with 12 laps remaining. Up front, Schuerenberg, or “Hunter %” as he’s become known for his all out effort behind the wheel, maintained the lead ahead of Shuman, but troubles were on the horizon.
While leading down the stretch, Schuerenberg’s mount began to smoke and Stanbrough made his charge, closing on the top side to get past Shuman, Parker and Sterrett. With five laps remaining, Robert Ballou hooked a rut and checked up in turn three as Clayton came to a halt. The caution set up a final battle to the checkered flag.
Once the field went green, Schuerenberg held fast to the lead as Stanbrough looked for an opening. However, he slipped the top of the cushion, which gave Schuerenberg just enough room. Both Stanbrough and Shuman closed in on Schuerenberg over the last two circuits, but the Missouri native was up to the task to pick up the victory to start the season.
Stanbrough claimed second ahead of Shuman, Parker, Ballou and Bill Rose. Sullivan’s Chase Stockon came forward from 21st to place seventh.
In the UMP Modified feature, Randy Shuman started inside of the front row and battled alongside Kenny Carmichael Jr. after an early spin by Wes McClara.
Shuman and Carmichael were wheel-to-wheel through the midpoint of the race when a caution came out when Wayne Newlin and Gary Ricketts made contact.
On the restart, Shuman went low to edge into the lead as Carmichael gave chase on the high side ahead of Dan Lewellen and Randy Lines.
Once Shuman got to the front of the pack he built upon his lead over the last five laps as Lewellen and Carmichael slugged it out for the second spot. Lewellen would eventually take the runner-up spot as Kenny Carmichael Jr. made his way into the third spot just ahead of his father. Lines claimed fifth with Jimmy and Gary Hayden, Jeff Deckard, Jake Humphrey and Tyler Loughmiller wrapping up the top-10.
Shuman earned the win in his HP Machine, Midwest Light Source, Little Nugget Barn and Grill, Kawtown Kawasaki, Carnaghi Towing, D&C Sandblasting and Powder Coating No. 62.
The UMP Super Stock A-main looked to be a thriller early on as Dustin Shoulders and Josh Boller battled over the first half of the feature. It turned into a late cruise for Shoulders as he pulled away to top Doug McCullough, Boller and Carmichael Sr.
Shoulders gained the advantage near the halfway point and pulled away for the victory.
The final two A-mains of the night proved entertaining as Tim Wright and David Bumgardner fought for the lead door-to-door early in the opener. Wright was nearly sidelined in his struggle for the lead when his No. 44 bomber caught a turn three berm and rolled on to two wheels. After lifting off the throttle, Wright’s car regained speed and he chased down Bumgardner for the lead.
Wright built upon his advantage late as Bumgardner had mechanical problems on the final lap and slipped back to ninth at the checkered flag. Ron Smith advanced into the second spot at the line ahead of Chad Weiner, Jordan Almanza and Bob Farris.
In the final race of the night, Brazil, Ind. native David Wallen started 2014 as he ended the season in 2013. In Victory Lane.
Wallen fought his way past Carlos Bumgardner to score the lead and built his lead late to claim the win over Bumgardner. The pair were side-by-side for the first half of the race over several restarts, but once Wallen got to the lead, he slowly built upon his advantage. Michael Harris would take third ahead of Blake Cross and James Walters.
This weekend will be the ‘Spring Fling’ for bombers, paying $500-to-win and $50 to start. Sprint cars, modifieds and super stocks are on the card as well.

Midwest Sprint Car Series
A-main feature
1. Hunter Schuerenberg, 2. Jon Stanbrough, 3. Casey Shuman, 4. Seth Parker, 5. Robert Ballou, 6. Bill Rose, 7. Chase Stockon, 8. Thomas Meseraull, 9. Bradley Sterrett, 10. Brian Hayden, 11. Chad Boespflug, 12. Ethan Barrow, 13. Aaron Farney, 14. Kyle Cummins, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Daron Clayton, 17. James Lyerle, 18. Wes McIntyre, 19. A.J. Hopkins, 20. Jeff Bland Jr.
B-main winner: Wes McIntyre
Heat race winners: Kyle Cummins, A.J. Hopkins, Thomas Meseraull, Jeff Bland Jr.

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race #1 Saturday April 12th 2014 IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic division Shenandoah Speedway Shenandoah, Va. Jerald Harris Goes on a Roman Holliday

As a pilot of the North of Rome Farms sprinter Jerald Harris raced his way to the front taking the opening race of the pavement season for the Virginia Sprint Series. Heats kicked off the night with French Grimes and Jerald Harris taking wins on a great spring evening at Shenandoah. Chris and Charlie Ware paced the field with Charlie out first on lap one and Brian lawson taking up the chase. Lawson went around Ware in to the lead. Lawson was leading with Tom Humphries now in second and French Grimes, Jerald Harris and Anthony Linkenhoker all along at the front. Lawson still lead at half way after a quick caution for a slowing car. Lawson took off but Harris was on a charge and got to third and two laps later he was on Humphries. Harris likes the high line and made his move as the laps clicked away moving around Humphries and a lap later shot to the front by Lawson bring Humphries along. Lawson was now under pressure from Grimes and a lap later Grimes was to third. Laps were running out and Jerald was still out front as the top five were now all right together with the white flag waving but Harris went alittle to high and was side ways off turn four. Harris gathered it up but now Humphries was on his bumper but held on Jerald Harris flashing under the checkered flag first. At the line it was Jerald Harris, Tom Humphries, French Grimes, Brian Lawson, Anthony Linkenhoker, Chris Ware, Charlie Ware and Carl Simmonds. The dirt season kicks off next Friday night April 18th at Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro, Va.   Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series RaceSaver Sprint Series IMCA Racing

 

Halford Handed the Checks at I-44 Riverside

Cody Morris POWRi West Public Relations

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series Saturday, April 12th, 2014 / Event 4 of 15 I-44 Riverside Speedway / Blue River Classic / Oklahoma City, OK

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series took to the Turner Turnpike following a Friday night outing at Creek County Speedway, heading southwest to Oklahoma City for Saturday night’s Blue River Classic at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Sixteen midgets checked in to race to raise autism awareness, and also compete amongst an all-too-typical early spring Oklahoma windstorm. Riverside dirt likely left a layer or two in Bricktown, but did not stop a packed house of 500 fans - all in lawn chairs as the 1/5th mile continues to assemble the new grandstand after the May 20th, 2013 tornado deposited the old one in the infield.

One night after earning the Factor One Racing Hard Charger performance, Tulsa’s Johnathon Halford earned the pole position starting spot via a blast from 7th to 2nd in heat rac action, to his right lied fellow Tulsan Alex Sewell who was hungry following a runner up finish Friday.

Sewell quickly dropped dime despite a slew of early cautions that reshuffled the order. Once underway, the lead pack was rife with action as Sewell fought off constant challenges from Broken Arrow’s Jason McDougal, Kevin Bayer, and Halford.

The action really got hot on lap 15 as Bayer and McDougal dueled hard for second, hard enough that Halford passed them both.

Sewell appeared to be the main beneficiary, pulling away to an 8 car length lead with Halford leading challenger charge from McDougal, Bayer, and Matt Johnson.

The final caution flew with three laps remaining when Friday night winner Matt Sherrell bounced to a stop on the front stretch. Chaos reigned on the final restart as the leading Sewell appeared to slow coming through the single file restart. Halford and the challengers managed to avoid getting caught in the mess, but nevertheless it was the toughest of breaks for Sewell, who led the first 22 laps until his mechanical mishap.

Johnathon Halford inherited the lead and ultimately the win ahead of Jason McDougal, both of which were fast throughout the weekend. Bixby’s Kevin Bayer improved from a 10th place finish Friday to complete the podium. Edmond’s Matt Johnson moved up a spot to finish fourth with Owasso’s Ty Hulsey continuing his opening Midget surge with a fifth place finish.

Official Results: Heat 1: 1. Matt Johnson; 2. Jonathon Halford; 3. 23 Hannah Adair; 4. Eric Fenton; 5.Steven Shebester; 6. 56x Mark Chisolm; 7. 35 Matt Sherrell; 8. Jordan McPherson

Heat 2: Alex Sewell; 2. Ty Hulsey; 3. Kevin Bayer; 4. Jason McDougal; 5. Cody Brewer; 6. Michelle Decker; 7. Brian Harvey; 8. A.J. Burns

POWRi West Midget A Feature (25 laps): 1. 83 Jonathon Halford (1); 2. 73 Jason McDougal (8); 3. 91B Kevin Bayer (3); 4. 85 Matt Johnson (5); 5. 21H Ty Hulsey (4); 6. 23 Hannah Adair (7); 7. 56x Mark Chisolm (11); 8. 14E Eric Fenton (6); 9. 96 Cody Brewer (9); 10. 35 Matt Sherrell (13); 11. 29s Brian Harvey (15); 12. 8 Alex Sewell (2); 13. 4m Michelle Decker (12); 14. 51 Steven Shebester (10); 15. 1ou A.J. Burns (16); 16. 7x Jordan McPherson Lap Leaders: Alex Sewell 1-22; Johnathon Halford 23-25 Factor One Racing Hard Charger: Jason McDougal +6 Stoppages: 6 cautions

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series returns to action on Saturday, April 26th at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

 

 

Atomic Speedway Results April 12, 2014

Smith, Conley, Pinkerton take Atomic $$$$

Martin and Cutler Claim Features

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Chillicothe, Ohio's Danny Smith celebrated his 40th year in racing with a win in the Pine Tree Towing 410 Sprint cars, and Wheelersburg, Ohio's R.J. Conley 'rocketed' to victory in the Gullion Ent. AMRA Late Models Saturday night in a star-studded racing event at McCown's Atomic Speedway. Dave "Fireball" Pinkerton claimed the Advanced Services AMRA Modified main before yet another large crowd, while Harley Martin, Jackson, Ohio won the Sport Mods and Tim Cutler claimed the Street Stock Main. Overall, 87 cars were in the pits.

The Late Model feature started at a blistering pace, despite outside pole-sitter Jason Montgomery jumping the cushion and getting shuffled out of the top ten. R.J. Conley burst into the lead and soared 22 laps caution free, lapping ten cars in the process.

Initially, family patriarch Delmas Conley rode a close second, but R.J. proved to be the cream of the crop. Still in second, Delmas had lapped nearly as many cars as the leader, but was involved in a turn three crash with Lauren Longbrake. Chris Garnes, the defending AMRA Champion, running a strong third suffered the same fate a lap later after nearly flipping off turn two before regaining control.

While Conley's lead had appeared insurmountable, the late race cautions changed the complexion of the event. Conley had to hold off the charges of Jackson, Ohio hot-shoe Greggie Oliver over the last three laps to bring home the win. Behind R.J. Conley and completing the top ten were Greg Oliver, Hot Rod Conley, Jason Montgomery, Kevin Wagner, Nick Bocook, Nick Latham, J.T. Conley, Delmas Conley, and Chris Garnes.

"This Rocket and the Draime Engine we had tonight was really hooked up," said Conley. "The track held up nice and you never know how close the second place car is, so you have to give it everything you have. A couple times it got pretty scary out there, but the holes just opened up."

Conley was referring to 'not knowing exactly how big his dominate lead was' most of the race. Known for winning the first race of the season, Conley did not make the opener, but he said, "I won the first race I was at here this year (laughing)."

Several cars picked up a couple of spots; however, there was no clear cut hard-charger. Unofficially, Montgomery claimed the honors after dropping back to 12th on the opening lap and fighting back to fourth.

The 410 Sprint car main was a drama-filled event. Ryan Broughton got the jump on heat winner and fast-timer Trey Gustin with a hard charging Danny Smith in tow. Broughton led the first five laps with intense pressure from Smith. Smith took over on the 6th circuit and led to lap 17 while another great battle developed among the chargers of Broughton, Jimmy Stinson, Josh Davis and Mark Imler.

Coming to the lap 18 mark Stinson and Broughton had performed masterful passes on one another with Stinson anchoring second upon the third turn entry. A lapped car split the two and on the turn four exit Stinson and Broughton touched spiraling a disabled Broughton mount spinning in front of the field. All cars cleared the "what could have been a disaster" with Broughton's fine run coming to a close. Stinson dropped back to fourth later, but exited just after a red flag for the flipping up-and-coming Nate Reeser.

Chillicothe youngster Nathan Skaggs, recovering from several broken bones accrued during a motocross accident had one the B-Main and started 16th. By lap five he was tenth and on the move, then by lap twelve had charged to fourth place.

Skaggs bagged Stinson and Davis on a restart then set his sights on Smith. Skaggs pulled alongside with great forward bite coming off the turns, but the crafty Smith rode the momentum off the high side. Coming around for the last lap Skaggs looked to have Smith trapped behind a lapped car, but Smith saw a vacancy and blitzed to the narrow win.

"Thanks to Brad McCown for getting these gates back open (at Atomic)," Smith said to much applause. "I knew Skaggs was right there and I thought a lapped car might make a difference, but the Nuckles boy did a good job and gave us room and we were able to race to the finish."

"I Dedicate this race to the Coors Light Gang, who has had some adversity this week and want to keep them in our prayers. This is the 40th Anniversary Year for me and now we have won one every year that I have raced. I told myself when I quit winning, I would quit, so it looks like I am good for another year!"

The hard charger of the race was Nathan Skaggs who blasted from 16th to second place. Davis secured a solid third ahead of a late storming Dallas Hewitt who took fourth ahead of Mark Imler, Wes McGlumphey, Trey Gustin, Hud Horton, Todd Kane, and Sam Ashworth.

It took five starts to get the modified main underway. Some of the top dogs of the AMRA were on hand and anxious to make a good impression. Three straight spins sent the field reeling for position until finally a single file restart was summoned.

Both Rick Hensley and Kevin Dulaney, early leaders were victims of spins setting the stage for Kenny "worth the price of admission" Johnson, the five time AMRA champion, to lead. Johnson lead for much of the duration until lap nine when his mounts slowed somewhat entering turn three, stumbled and never quite recovered. Pinkerton was the beneficiary, and after playing possum for much of the race, rode off into the sunset with the win. Zanesville, Ohio driver Tanner Wilson stormed from 10th to third to earn hard charger honors.

McWilliams, the opening night winner, suffered some tow-in damage on one of the melees at the start of the event, yet fought hard with Wilson, Jameson, Brandon Oliver, and Jeremy Rayburn for a top five.

Wilson nearly reeled in Johnson at the finish in what was a great battle to the checkered, a finish cut short by time-limits due to the excessive number of spin-outs. Behind Pinkerton were Johnson, Wilson, Dave Jameson, Brandon Oliver, Dave McWilliams, Jeremy Rayburn, Rick Hensley, Robert Garnes, and Donnie Miller.

The C&M Racing Equipment Sport Mods proved to be one of the best races of the evening. Mike Brust led the first 7 laps, but after a tangle with another car went pit-side. Harley Martin inherited the lead with Mike Newton and Steve Noble in tow. Newton pulled alongside Martin on a couple of occasions, but once Martin settled in on the point, no one could catch the 16-year old. For Martin it was his second straight Atomic win. Behind Martin were Martin, Mike Newton, Steve Noble, Jimmy Spillman, Tony Whitt, Sr., David Lunsford, Greg Litteral, Jimmy Corley, and Mike Brust.

In the street stocks, Tim Cutler made it a clean sweep for the evening. Cutler led twice during the event, jumping out to the early lead, only to have former champ Tommy Mossbarger take the top spot. Mossbarger led through lap 14 when his mount went South, allowing Cutler to storm on to the win. Adam Jones had a good run going in challenging Cutler but looped it in front of the field, collecting Justin Poling in the process. Multi-time champ Jamie Adams made the race exciting as he and Dean Boyd and Dave Landman fought for a top five.

At the finish it was Cutler, Jamie Adams, Dean Boyd, Adam Jones, Dave Landman, Tommy Mossbarger, Justin Poling, Larry Highland, Derek Spencer, and Brian McQuay.

The rained-out Fire/EMS/PD Night will be added to the schedule on Saturday July 19th. This will be a $3,000 to win show for the AMRA Late Models and include AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks and Sport Mods.

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

Atomic is a Hoosier only track. Check the website for rule details. Next Saturday, April 19, 2014 Atomic will host the OVSCA Outlaw Sprints, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Sport Mods.

The summary: April 12, 2014

Pine Tree Towing 410 Sprint Cars (27)

Fast Time: Trey Gustin 11:759

Heat One: Trey Gustin, Danny Smith, Hud Horton, Kevin Roberts, Brian Benson, Dave Smith, Nathan Skaggs, Brandi Bower, Jason Dolick.

Heat Two: Ryan Broughton, Jimmy Stinson, Todd Kane, Sam Ashworth, Nick Roberts, Nate Reeser, Scott Curren

Heat Three: Josh Davis, Mark Imler, Kory Crabtree, Dallas Hewitt, Wes McGlumphey, Greg Mitchell, Bryan Nuckles, Eric Martin

B-Main: Nathan Skaggs, Nate Reeser, Jesse McCreary, David Smith, Bryan Nuckles, Jason Dollick, Scott Curren

Feature: Danny Smith, Nathan Skaggs, Josh Davis, Dallas Hewitt, Mark Imler, Wes McGlumphey, Trey Gustin, Hud Horton, Todd Kane, Sam Ashworth, Kory Crabtree, Jesse McCreary, Brian Benson, David Smith, Bryan Nuckles, Nick Roberts, Jimmy Stinson, Nate Reeser, Kevin Roberts, Ryan Broughton.

Gullion Enterprises AMRA Late Models (22)

Fast Time: R.J. Conley 13:812

Heat One: R.J. Conley, Delmas Conley, Kevin Wagner, J.T. Conley, Billy Gullion, Dylan Huron, Lauren Longbrake, Avery Taylor

Heat Two: Jason Montgomery, Greggie Oliver, Nick Bocook, John Whitney, Mick Sansom, Travis Fleshman, Jeremy Scott

Heat Three: Rod Conley, Chris Garnes, Nick Latham, Robbie Hensley, Russ Frohnaphel, Scott Phillips, Brock Morris

B-Main:

Feature: R.J. Conley, Greg Oliver, Hot Rod Conley, Jason Montgomery, Kevin Wagner, Nick Bocook, Nick Latham, J.T. Conley, Delmas Conley, Chris Garnes, John Whitney, Jr., Billy Gullion, Robbie Hensley, Dylan Huron, Brock Morris, Jeremy Scott, Scott Phillips, Lauren Longbrake, Russ Fronaphfel, Travis Fleshman, Avery Taylor, Mick Sansom

Advanced Services H & C OCTANE AMRA MODIFIEDS (17)

Heat One: Kevin Dulaney, Rick Hensley, Jeremy Rayburn, Dave Jameson, Eric Arledge, Donnie Miller, Seth Daniels, Rusty Hampton,

Heat Two: Kenny Johnson, Dave McWilliams, Fireball Pinkerton, Robert Garnes, Tanner Wilson, Rick Shutts, Brandon Oliver, Matt Edmisten

Feature: Fireball Pinkerton, Kenny Johnson, Tanner Wilson, Dave Jameson, Brandon Oliver, Dave McWilliams, Jeremy Rayburn, Rick Hensley, Robert Garnes, Donnie Miller, Kevin Dulaney, Glen East, Eric Arledge, Seth Daniels, Rusty Hampton, Rick Shutts, Matt Edminsten

C & M Racing Sport Mods (11)

Heat One: Mike Brust, Mike Newton, Harley Martin, Derek Davidson, Greg Litteral, Austin Noel

Heat Two: Steve Noble, Jimmy Spillman, David Lunsford, Tony Whitt, Sr., Jimmy Corley

Feature: Harley Martin, Mike Newton, Steve Noble, Jimmy Spillman, Tony Whitt, Sr., David Lunsford, Greg Litteral, Jimmy Corley, Mike Brust

Street Stocks (10)

Heat One: Tim Cutler, Tommy Mossbarger, Jamie Adams, Derek Spencer, Larry Highland

Heat Two: Dave Landman, Adam Jones, Justin Poling, Dean Boyd, Bryan McQuay,

Feature: Tim Cutler, Jamie Adams, Dean Boyd, Adam Jones, Dave Landman, Tommy Mossbarger, Justin Poling, Larry Highland, Derek Spencer, Brian McQuay.

Coming Events

April 19- OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

April 26- Food Drive Night: Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

May 3- MODIFIED MAYHEM AMRA Modifieds $1,500 TO WIN, Sprints, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

3 DAY NDRL WEEKEND:

May 8- NDRL Late Models (Practice & Qualify), AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods

May 9- NDRL Late Models $5,000 TO WIN, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

May 10- NDRL Late Models $15,000TO WIN, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Though it’s a new “team” and car number, the results are already the same for Dale Blaney. The Low Rider opened Fremont’s Speedway’s 64th season of racing in dominating fashion Saturday on JRC Transportation Night, leading all 30 laps to claim his 20th career win at “The Track That Action Built.”

Blaney teamed up with car owner Tony Kennedy to form a new team in 2014 bringing in long-time mechanic George Fisher. While the familiar #2 was replaced with a #14k, the GF1 chassis was also a part of the new team. The result? Blaney picked up the UNOH All Star win at Attica last week followed by the Fremont victory in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint Division Saturday.

“Tony Kennedy’s put together a great team. A lot of the same stuff we’ve had the past couple of years…GF1 cars, Ti22 is helping us but the main thing is George is back working on it. We’re getting rolling. We are getting better and better. We had a pretty decent Florida…hurt a couple of motors but we’ve been pretty fast every night and that’s all I can ask for,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Penske Shocks/Ti22 Performance backed machine.

“We’re looking forward to this year. I hate to lead races but my car was really good and when your car is that good you try to get out there and get as many lapped cars between you and them and I was picking them off pretty decent. Car was really good on the bottom and I could float the top in one and two if I had to and that’s all I could ask for,” added the Hartford, Ohio driver.

Not to be out-done, Lindsey, Ohio’s Steve Rando put on a dominating performance in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. Rando took the lead on lap two and never looked back, winning his fourth career Fremont feature by nearly half a track.

“We finally got a decent motor this year…it runs great. It was a great handling car tonight,” said Rando beside his Davis Fabricators/North Coast Sealing/North Coast Asphalt/G&H Restoration/Attitudes Hair Salon/Westway Farms/Thorbahn Woodworking/Lake Front Woodworking backed #19r. “I lost brakes on the last lap, but other than that it was a great car. I have to thank my parents, my girlfriend, all my uncles and all my sponsors.”

Risingsun, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti made it a clean sweep of the weekend in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks. Valenti, who also won Friday night at Attica, started the night by establishing a new track record in the group qualifying. He would then take his heat race and then pounced when leader Cory Ward tangled with a lapped truck to take the lead in the feature on lap six. Valenti would pull away for his 10th career Fremont win.

“The lapped traffic was tough. You didn’t know which way to go on some of them. But we were able to keep the nose clean and come up through the traffic. It was an awesome truck. I have to give all the thanks to Jeff Babcock. He puts me in this thing and keeps me going,” said Valenti. “I have to thank Craig Miller Trucking, Dave Story Equipment, JP Enterprise, Best Performance Motorsports, KT Enterprise, KS Sales and Service. It’s great to pull off a sweep.”

Shane Stewart and Blaney would bring the field to the green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature. The pair would race side by side the first lap with Sheldon Haudenschild, Byron Reed, Rob Chaney and Broc Martin in tow. Blaney would gain the upper hand on lap two but the action would grind to a halt when Duane Zablocki tipped over in turn four. On the restart Randy Hannagan would get side ways and then coast to a stop necessitating another restart.

When the green flew again Blaney pulled away from Stewart with Haudenschild, Reed and Brian Lay (up from his 9th starting position) in tow. Lay would take fourth on lap five.

Blaney would catch the rear of the field on lap nine and got his first challenge as the lapped cars were racing side by side. Blaney patiently picked them off one by one. Stewart pulled close on lap 11 as Blaney worked traffic. But, once he got a clear track Blaney pulled away again until he once again encountered traffic battling in front of him on lap 16.

But once again Blaney worked through traffic like a surgeon and Stewart could not gain ground. The final caution flew on lap 21 when D.J. Foos spun, putting Stewart, Haudenschild, Lay, Brock Martin, Chaney and Reed right on Blaney’s rear bumper. With the clear track Blaney pulled away while Haudenschild drove under Stewart for second. Reed would rebound to move back into the fifth spot on lap 23.

The remaining laps ticked off quickly as Blaney cruised to the win over Haudenschild, Stewart, Lay and Reed.

Rookie Kyle Capodice and Tyler Gunn would bring the 305 sprint field to the green for their 25-lap feature. But Paul Weaver would slide off the track to bring out the caution. On the second restart Jimmy Colvin got upside down on the front stretch – he was okay but was done for the night.

The third time was the charm with Gunn and Rando battling for the lead with Capodice, Jordan Ryan and Alvin Roepke in tow. Rando would drive into the lead on lap two as the caution flew for Dustin Dinan who stopped with engine woes. The race would go without caution the rest of the distance.

When the green flew so did Rando, pulling away quickly from the field while Gunn, Ryan, Nate Dussel and John Ivy gave chase. Ryan would move into second on lap five as the leaders raced into traffic three circuits latter. The top five of Rando, Ryan, Gunn, Ivy and Dussel would remain that way for some time.

Rando’s only challenge was working through heavy lapped traffic at times. He even escaped near disaster once on the front stretch when one of the lapped machines got side ways in front of him. But, he maintained his poise and continued to pull away. Ivy would move into third on lap 18 but the rest of the field had nothing for Rando who took the checkered by a comfortable margin over Ryan, Ivy, Dussel and Gunn.

Curt Inks and Cory Ward brought the field to the green for the 20 lap dirt truck feature with Ward gaining the upper hand over Jimmy McGrath Jr., Cory McCaughey, Valenti, Brad Keckler and Inks. Babcock would drive into third on lap three. As the field caught several slower trucks by lap five it was McGrath who nosed ahead over Ward with Valenti glued to their rear bumper.

As the trio of leaders entered turn three a lapped track got a bit side ways and Ward clipped the machine, causing damage as he went pit side handing the lead to Valenti. Valenti would pull away from McGrath as Matt Foos charged into third. Foos would take the runner-up spot on lap eight with the caution flying a circuit later for Keith Sorg. On the restart Bob Dible would spin necessitating another restart. When the green flew again so did Valenti, opening up a sizeable lead over Foos, McGrath, Inks, Keckler, Dustin Keegan, Dana Fry and Jeff Ward.

Valenti quickly caught some of the rookie truck drivers by lap 12 and waited patiently to navigate around them. Late in the race McGrath would rally to get by Foos for second. Keckler and Keegan would round out the top five at the checkers.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, April 19th on Burns Petroleum Night. There will be free camping for the fans. The night includes the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service for the 410 sprints and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro for the 305 sprints. The dirt trucks will also be in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or www.fastondirt.com

Fremont Speedway - 4/12/2014

JRC Transportation Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (30 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. 53-DJ Foos, 12.868; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.945; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.955; 4. 14-Dale Blaney, 13.007; 5. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.039; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.069; 7. 77-Shane Stewart, 13.078; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.167; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.169; 10. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.216; 11. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.268; 12. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.303; 13. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.351; 14. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.360; 15. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.399; 16. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.409; 17. 55-Brad Bowman, 13.518; 18. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.559; 19. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 13.592; 20. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.612; 21. O7X-Dain Naida, 13.682; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.692; 23. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.730; 24. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.735; 25. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.770; 26. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.787; 27. 17H-Jarod Horstman, 13.846; 28. 33M-Bryan Sebetto, 14.083; 29. 312-Mike Linder, 17.000; 30. 17-Scott Euler, 99.990

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

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 4. 53-DJ Foos[6] ; 5. O7X-Dain Naida[1] ; 6. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[7]

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

1. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[6] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[4] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5]

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

1. 77-Shane Stewart[5] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 4. 6M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 5. 39M-Matt Merrill[1] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 7. 17H-Jarod Horstman[7]

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

1. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[2] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 4. 14-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[3] ; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 7. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[7]

Dash - Borer Mirror and Glass (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 77-Shane Stewart[2] ; 2. 14-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney[5] ; 6. 53-DJ Foos[6]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 2+-Brian Smith[4] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 5. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[9] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[5] ; 7. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[12] ; 8. 55-Brad Bowman[6] ; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 10. 17H-Jarod Horstman[11] ; 11. 39M-Matt Merrill[8] ; 12. O7X-Dain Naida[7]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 14-Dale Blaney[2]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3]; 3. 77-Shane Stewart[1]; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[9]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[4]; 6. 83M-Broc Martin[8]; 7. 9X-Rob Chaney[5]; 8. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[7]; 9. O9-Craig Mintz[18]; 10. 53-DJ Foos[6]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[19]; 12. 2+-Brian Smith[14]; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker[11]; 14. 16-Chris Andrews[16]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[10]; 16. 5T-Travis Philo[15]; 17. 46AU-Stuart Williams[20]; 18. 6M-Max Stambaugh[17]; 19. 11N-Randy Hannagan[13]; 20. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[12]

Hard Charger: O9-Craig Mintz[+9]

Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints (22 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Callie's Performance

1. 1-Nate Dussel, 14.167; 2. 8I-John Ivy, 14.191; 3. 8-Bobby Clark, 14.202; 4. 7A-Alvin Roepke, 14.286; 5. 6-Dustin Dinan, 14.318; 6. 19R-Steve Rando, 14.353; 7. 5R-Jordan Ryan, 14.355; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore, 14.400; 9. 1W-Paul Weaver, 14.487; 10. 9-Jimmy Colvin, 14.612; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 14.625; 12. 12-Kyle Capodice, 14.684; 13. 25-Jason Keckler, 14.749; 14. 36-Seth Schneider, 14.753; 15. 10-Josh Harrison, 14.754; 16. 8M-T.J Michael, 14.770; 17. 11G-Luke Griffith, 14.804; 18. 22D-Dan Hammond, 14.839; 19. 32-Ryan French, 14.932; 20. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.984; 21. 48-Mike Burkin, 15.429; 22. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 99.000

Heat 1 American Powersports - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8M-T.J Michael[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 5. 7A-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 6. 9-Jimmy Colvin[3] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 8. 32-Ryan French[7]

Heat 2 Kistler Racing Products - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan[5] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 4. 8I-John Ivy[6] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[7]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tire (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 2. 22D-Dan Hammond[1] ; 3. 48-Mike Burkin[7] ; 4. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 7. 8-Bobby Clark[6]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[4]; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[3]; 3. 8I-John Ivy[7]; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[8]; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2]; 6. 7A-Alvin Roepke[6]; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[9]; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[10]; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice[1]; 10. 8-Bobby Clark[16]; 11. 48-Mike Burkin[15]; 12. 8M-T.J Michael[12]; 13. 10-Josh Harrison[11]; 14. 22D-Dan Hammond[14]; 15. 3J-Trey Jacobs[22]; 16. 7M-Brandon Moore[17]; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron[21]; 18. 11G-Luke Griffith[13]; 19. 32-Ryan French[20]; 20. 1W-Paul Weaver[18]; 21. 6-Dustin Dinan[5]; 22. 9-Jimmy Colvin[19]

Hard Charger: 3J-Trey Jacobs[+7]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (21 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Callie's Performance

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti, 17.998; 2. 17-Bob Dible, 18.203; 3. 2-Matt Foos, 18.243; 4. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr., 18.248; 5. D1-Dustin Keegan, 18.289; 6. 36M-Cory McCaughey, 18.342; 7. 3X-Brad Keckler, 18.455; 8. 18W-Cory Ward, 18.494; 9. 4S-Keith Sorg, 18.546; 10. 9-Curt Inks, 18.593; 11. 37-Eric Devanna, 18.639; 12. 7-Dana Frey, 18.695; 13. 5-Jim McGrath, 18.728; 14. 45-Brian Melnek, 18.807; 15. 99H-Art Howey Jr., 18.855; 16. 33-Jeff Ward, 18.912; 17. 115-Ben Good, 18.971; 18. 79-Andrew Lutman, 19.062; 19. 22-Brandon Leighton, 20.638; 20. 3-Andy Earnhart, 21.248; 21. 10-Roger Inks, 99.000

Heat 1 American Powersports - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[5] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[1] ; 4. 3X-Brad Keckler[4] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[3] ; 6. 22-Brandon Leighton[7] ; 7. 5-Jim McGrath[2]

Heat 2 Kistler Racing Products - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Brian Melnek[2] ; 2. D1-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 3. 115-Ben Good[1] ; 4. 18W-Cory Ward[4] ; 5. 37-Eric Devanna[3] ; 6. 3-Andy Earnhart[7] ; 7. 17-Bob Dible[6]

Heat 3 Hoosier Racing Tires - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Matt Foos[6] ; 2. 7-Dana Frey[3] ; 3. 36M-Cory McCaughey[5] ; 4. 99H-Art Howey Jr.[2] ; 5. 79-Andrew Lutman[1] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[4]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8]; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[6]; 3. 2-Matt Foos[7]; 4. 3X-Brad Keckler[3]; 5. D1-Dustin Keegan[5]; 6. 33-Jeff Ward[13]; 7. 7-Dana Frey[10]; 8. 17-Bob Dible[16]; 9. 9-Curt Inks[1]; 10. 115-Ben Good[14]; 11. 36M-Cory McCaughey[4]; 12. 37-Eric Devanna[9]; 13. 99H-Art Howey Jr.[12]; 14. 22-Brandon Leighton[19]; 15. 10-Roger Inks[21]; 16. 3-Andy Earnhart[20]; 17. 79-Andrew Lutman[15]; 18. 45-Brian Melnek[11]; 19. 4S-Keith Sorg[17]; 20. 18W-Cory Ward[2]

Hard Charger: 17-Bob Dible[+8]

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

 

 

George tops Mercer Sprints, Fink, Burns, Bauer, Pfeuffer, and Longwell also WIn

Mercer, PA (April 12, 2014): Rod George raced to victory in the 410 Sprint Car feature presented by Luxaire Heating & Cooling, Ralph Butch, Inc. and New Wilmington Motors. George's win snapped a three-year run for Brandon Spithaler in capturing the first checkers for the winged machines at the Park.
Kyle Fink topped the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds after wrestling the lead away from Lonny Riggs. Tim Burns made a late-race pass to earn the win in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars. Michael Bauer opened up his title defense the best way possible, taking the win in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Likewise, Shane Pfeuffer scored a win to begin his run for a second straight championship in the Modified Lites presented by Big Daddy's Speed Center and Rock Concrete. Steve Longwell, Jr. took the nightcap for the Mini Stocks, offered by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles.
George and company had to make repairs to the brakes of his Sprinter after the heat race, and the adjustments proved to be highly successful. "The older I get, the harder it gets," the veteran mused. "These kids keep coming up and they're faster, there are some young guys that are really fast," he added. Indeed, George had to chase down one of the youngsters to claim the win.
Brandon Matus and Brandon Spithaler were paired up on the front row for the first Sprint Car feature of the season. The third-generation driver from Wampum, PA got the jump on Spithaler, who ran second until the halfway mark in the event. That was when he brushed against the frontstretch wall and, soon afterwards, he surrendered second spot to Rod George.
George was closing rapidly on Matus as the laps clicked off. Just when it appeared that the Kittanning Comet would make his bid for the lead, a caution was displayed for the disabled racer of Adam Kekich, who was racing in the top five before the stoppage. Matus was no match for George when racing resumed with 16 laps complete. George dove low entering turn three and he came off the fourth corner with the lead.
George began stretching things out , but the action behind him was furious. A yellow with two laps remaining bunched the field up again, and that enabled Carl Bowser to pick up several positions in the final tally.
At the checkers, it was George over Matus. Bowser climbed to third, bringing Eric Williams with him. Arnie Kent crossed in fifth, making a rare appearance with a wing over his head. Spithaler was scored in sixth, as his car was beginning to show the ill effects of the incident earlier in the event. Defending divisional champion Jack Sodeman, Jr. turned in a seventh place performance. Cole Duncan was eighth, with Scott Priester, and Jimmy Seger completing the top ten.
Heat winners were Kuriger, Matus and George. Kuriger was the first car out of the race. There was no B Main.
Seger was unhurt in a pit fire after completing his heat race.
Lonny Riggs and Jordan Eck had the front row for the 358 Modified start. Eck never got the chance to show his stuff, though, as he spun to the apron of turn four coming down for the initial start. Riggs powered away with the lead when the race did officially start, but Fink was hounding him right away. The duo raced side by side for several laps until a caution for spins by Jimmy Holden and Rich Whitney slowed the pace. Holden was unable to continue, but Whitney returned, and scored a career-best fourth place finish.
When the race went green again, Fink snagged the lead. This time, it was Riggs nipping on his heels. Fink maintained his advantage over Riggs to the checkers. Fink survived a scare late in the race, when he ws putting a lap on Jordan Eck. Fink swerved to avoid impact, but managed to get the car straight again before Riggs could capitalize on the miscue. "All I knew was that I wasn't going to take myself out of the race, if I lost positions, I could make them back," he said. Fink went on to complete the remaining laps without incident.
Shawn Fleeger ran a smooth race to earn third, his best ever finish at the Park. Rich Whitney came back up through the field to get fourth. Makayla Guidace also turned in a stellar run, taking fifth.
Clyde Gumpp, Brian Schaffer, Jordan Eck, Rocky Kugel and Jeff Schaffer, Jr. were the next five finishers.
The heat winners were Fink, Holden, and Whitney. There was no B Main.
The Precise Racing Products Stock Cars turned in the best race of the night. Pat Fielding led from the start, but lost the lead on lap 14 to Tim Burns. Leigh Wheeler snuck by him on the final circuit. Fielding did hold off the division's dominant driver, Rusty Moore, who came from deep in the field to earn the fourth position. Ryan Moyer crossed in fifth.
William Hurrelbrink, Rob Bates, Patrick Adams and David Myers were the final finishers.
The preliminaries went to Fielding and Moore. There was no B Main.
In the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Mike Miller took the early lead, with defending champ Michael Bauer racing in second. Bauer worked by Miller with just nine laps in the books. He led the rest of the way to be one of only two champions to score a win on the first night of points at the track.
Miller outpaced Jimmy Morris for second. Rob Felix placed fourth, just a notch ahead of George Hobaugh, Jr., who was making his first start in a full-sized Sprint car. Cody Bova, another rookie in the class, was sixth. Positions seven through ten went to C.J. Jones, Eric L. Williams, Evan Kornbau, and Chad Matthews.
Chris Matthews and Felix scored in the heats. There was no B Main.
Mike Murano, III, was transported to the hospital after suffering burns when his Outlaw Sprint Warrior caught fire before the start of hot laps.
Shane Pfeuffer survived a caution-plagued main event in the Modified Lites. Pfeuffer led from the drop of the green, but lost the lead to Big George Englert. Englert's outstanding run came to an end in turn two when he spun and collected several other cars. Pfeuffer regained the lead and held on to get his first checkered flag of the season.
Mark Marcucci came up to second, with Chad Shearer, Darrin Gallagher, and Keith Smith rounding out the top five. Chris Frank, Joe Grezlak, Jim Good, Chris Logan, and Richard Lawson were next in line. For Lawson, a spin with just a few laps remaining deprived him of the opportunity to celebrate with his grandson, as he was second until turning around in the second corner.
Heat victories were posted by Pfeuffer, Shearer, and Gallagher. There was no B Main, as the track opted to start all cars that were able to answer the bell.
The final race of the evening was for the Mini Stocks. For a while, it appeared as though Steve Longwell, Sr. and Jr. would have a father-son finish, but the younger driver passed the elder with just a few laps remaining. Mike McConnell snuck by Sr. just a lap later to spoil the family affair.
Chad Fry was fourth this night, with Peter Williams taking fifth. Rudy Troples was sixth, ahead of Jamie Maxwell, Shane Shook, Roger Wigton, and Matt Cwynar.
Heat wins belonged to Tim Callahan and Steve Longwell, Jr.
Next week, it will be another exciting Saturday Night Live! program, but there will be extra cash on the line in all divisions, courtesy of Bonnell's Rod Shop.

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Luxaire Heating & Cooling/Ralph Butch, Inc./New Wilmington Motors 410 Sprint Cars: Rod George, Brandon Matus, Carl Bowser, Eric Williams, Arnie Kent, Brandon Spithaler, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Cole Duncan, Scott Priester, Jimmy Seger, Dennis Wagner, Todd Hoddick, Brent Matus, Francis Sesco, John McCracken, Jr., A.J. Flick, Bob McMillen, Adam Kekich, Dan Kuriger.
Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Kyle Fink, Lonny Riggs, Shawn Fleeger, Rich Whitney, Makayla Guidace, Clyde Gumpp, Brian Schaffer, Jordan Eck, Rocky Kugel, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Kyle Martell, William Schaffer, Jamie Duncan, Max Smoker, Eric Gabany, Jimmy Holden, Frank Guidace, Matt Reeher (DNS), J.R. McGinley (DNS).
Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Tim Burns, Leigh Wheeler, Pat Fielding, Rusty Moore, Ryan Moyer, William Hurrelbrink, Rob Bates, Patrick Adams, David Myers, Gary Miller (DNS), Curt Bish (DNS), Josh Seippel (DNS).
Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Michael Bauer, Mike Miller, Jimmy Morris, Rob Felix, George Hobaugh, Jr., Cody Bova, C.J. Jones, Eric L. Williams, Evan Kornbau, Chad Matthews, Alex Paden, Darren Pifer, Devin Litwiler, Chris Matthews, Andy Feil, Cody Braden, Sye Lynch, Mike Murano, III (DNS).
Big Daddy's Speed Center/Rock Concrete Modified Lites: Shane Pfeuffer, Mark Marcucci, Chad Shearer, Darrin Gallagher, Keith Smith, Chris Frank, Joe Grezlak, Jim Good, Chris Logan, Richard Lawson, Jacob Bova, Todd Rhoads, Jim Gump, Joey Sisk, Shane Webb, George Englert, Don Cain, Mike Flockerzi, Jason Johnson, Josh Deems, Brandon Smith, John Harvey, Cory Webb, Preston Roach, Brandon Shaw (DNS).
Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Steve Longwell, Jr., Mike McConnell, Steve Longwell, Sr., Chad Fry, Peter Williams, Rudy Troples, Jamie Maxwell, Shane Shook, Roger Wigton, Matt Cwynar, Richard Wilbert, Tim Callahan, Tim McAninch, John Bundrant, Ed Haylett, Tyler Fulton, Pete Blazak (DNS), Patricia Riffe (DNS).

 

 

Speedway Results from Saturday 12th April , 2014.

ROBBIE FARR CLOSES OUT SEASON IN STYLE

It was a night that had it all. A fast track, some big crashes and a final that was thrilling and went down to the wire. Robbie Farr claimed the final Sprintcar A-Main of the season at Sydney's Valvoline Raceway ahead of a fast finishing Max Dumesny and Ben Atkinson.

In taking the green flag in his opening heat, Max Dumesny also claimed the 2013/2014 Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Championship.

As the field came around to get the green flag, the heavens opened and a heavy shower of rain halted proceedings for around 20 minutes. As the field formed up for the next attempt at start, front row starter Jamie Veal pulled out due to motor dramas. This left Ben Atkinson on the front row and able to run away during the first half of the race.

In a spectacle rarely witnessed anymore, Robbie Farr began to slice through the field from his seventeenth starting spot.

Farr made the move on Atkinson in the last ten laps as Atkinson began to fade. Max also jumped past Ben for second and that is the way they crossed the line. James Thompson finished fourth followed by Kelly Linigen, Matt Dumesny, Grant Tunks, Warren Ferguson, Roddy Bell Bowen and Grant Tunks.

Earlier heat race action saw wins go to Daniel Goldoni, Mark Attard, Grant Tunks and Craig Brady.

The C-Main was a win for Ant Brien and Toby Bell Bowen claimed victory in the B-Main.

Time Trials kicked off the show with Ben Atkinson scoring quick time with an 11.998 second lap.

That concludes season 2013-2014. The Sprintcar Association of NSW would like to congratulate all drivers, crews and officials for making this another great season.

Congratulations to Max Dumesny on winning the 2013/2014 Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Championship.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Final.

TIME TRIALS – 1. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 11.998 ; 2. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 12.057; 3. Jamie Veal, 35V, 12.073; 4. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.169; 5. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.188; 6. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 12.209; 7. James Thompson, 22N, 12.230; 8. Peter Bourke, 79N, 12.24; 9. Dave Lambert, 42N, 12.247; 10. Matthew Craft, 68N, 12.264; 11. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.285; 12. Craig Brady, 74N, 12.289; 13. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.305; 14. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.361; 15. Mark Attard, 52N, 12.381; 16. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 12.392; 17. Daniel Goldoni, 10N, 12.450; 18. Brad Stacey, 76N, 12.456; 19. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.495; 20. Alex Orr, 43N, 12.512; 21. Garry Rooke, 40N, 12.550; 22. Anthony Brien, 68N, 12.567; 23. Michael Saller, 56N, 12.637; 24. Jeff Lawler, 73N, 12.654; 25. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 12.660; 26. Paul Laskazeski, 9C, 12.723; 27. Adam Wray, 51C, 12.773; 28. Mick Matchett, 51N, 12.790; 29. Matthew Thomas, 15N, 12.848; 30. Denis Farr, 3N, 12:856; 31. Lachlan Abbott, 16N, 12.892; 32. Hayley Sayers, 87N, 12.944; 33. Gavin Black, 82N, 13.009; 34. Seb Johnston, 80N, 13.339; 35. Shane Sheedy, 64N, 13.373; 36. Jimmy Matchett, 88N; 13.599. 37. Blake Skipper, 24N, 14.490; 38. Guy Stanshall, 18N, NT; 39. Mick Turner, 41N, NT; 40. Darren Meehan, 90N, NT; 41. Dick Thompson, 93N, NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. D Goldoni, 2. D Lambert, 3. B Atkinson, 4. Matt Dumesny, 5. P Bourke, 6. J Brazier, 7. J Lawler, 8. H Sayers, 9. J Matchett, 10. M Turner. 2:10.174.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. M Attard, 2. J Thompson, 3. K Linigen, 4. B Stacey, 5. M Craft, 6. M Saller, 7. G Black, 8. B Skipper, 9. L Abbott, 10. M Matchett. 2:10.645.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. G Tunks, 2. Max Dumesny, 3. J Veal, 4. M Thomas, 5. R Bell Bowen, 6. W Ferguson, 7. P Laskazeski, (DNF) S Johnston, (DNF) G Stanshall, (DNF) A Brien. 2:10.058.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. C Brady, 2. A Orr, 3. G Rooke, 4. M Johnston, 5. R Farr, 6. T Bell Bowen, 7. S Sheedy, 8. A Wray, 9. D Thompson, (DNF) D Farr. 2:12.086.

C MAIN: ( 6 laps) 1. Anthony Brien, 2. Denis Farr, 3. Mick Turner, (DNF) Lachlan Abbott, (DNF) Paul Laskazeski, (DNF) Mick Matchett. 1:25.264.

B MAIN: ( 15 laps) 1. Toby Bell Bowen, 2. Warren Ferguson, 3. Jordyn Brazier, 4. Jimmy Matchett, 5. Adam Wray, 6. Michael Saller. 7. Blake Skipper, 8. Shane Sheedy, 9. Guy Stanshall, (DNF) Jeff Lawler, (DNF) Denis Farr, (DNF) Seb Johnston, (DNF) Gavin Black, (DNF) Hayley Sayers, (DNF) Anthony Brien. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Robbie Farr (17), 2. Max Dumesny (6), 3. Ben Atkinson (4), 4. James Thompson (8), 5. Kelly Linigen (3), 6. Matt Dumesny (14), 7. Grant Tunks (9), 8. Warren Ferguson (22), 9. Roddy Bell Bowen (18), 10. Garry Rooke (1), 11. Dave Lambert (7), 12. Max Johnston (13), 13. Toby Bell Bowen (21), 14. Jordyn Brazier (23), 15. Peter Bourke (19), 16. Jimmy Matchett (24), 17. Brad Stacey (15), 18. Matthew Thomas (16), (DNF) Daniel Goldoni (10), (DNF) Matthew Craft (20), (DNF) Alex Orr (5), (DNF) Mark Attard (11), (DNF) Craig Brady (12), (DNF) Jamie Veal (2). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 – 21 Ben Atkinson, Laps 22 - 30 Robbie Farr.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 4, Ben Atkinson 12.567.

 

 

Sherrell Stands Out in POWRi West Solo Opener

Cody Morris Lucas Oil POWRi West Public Relations

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series Friday, April 11th, 2014 / Sapulpa, OK Creek County Speedway / Event 3 of 15

Anyone unsure of either quantity or quality concerning the first full campaign of the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series had their questions answered loud and clear as 24 entrants checked in to Creek County Speedway for the first 2014 POWRi West Midget standalone event.

Owasso seems to churn out talent like few other metropolitan suburbs and tonight was yet another testimonial as Matt Sherrell made the most of an early race opportunity to become (technically) the second Lucas Oil POWRi West winner this season.

The Rundown

Washington, Oklahoma’s Travis Scott returned to “big car” racing for the first time in many years and earned the pole position starting spot with Bixby, Oklahoman Kevin Bayer to his right. Bayer burst out to the first lead, but Broken Arrow rising star and fellow Factor One Racing standout Jason McDougal was first to the lap two line moments before Texan Doug McCune flipped hard following contact with Wyoming’s Mark Chisolm and Dewey’s Andrew Deal.

McDougal steadily built a commanding advantage for the next several laps before a shocking twist. McDougal closed in on lapped traffic and while working to put Bubba Hunt a lap down became entangled with Hunt’s #3H.

McDougal was not able to work free as the pair came to a rest in the turn 1 infield, and damage was extensive enough to force J-Mac to an early, gut wrenching exit.

Bayer inherited the lead and aced the 8th round, but Owasso’s Matt Sherrell rocketed by to top the ninth circuit before a slurry of stoppages set in at the midway point of the 25 lap main event, with the second being the most prominent when Bayer was pinballed while running second, leaving Andrew Deal with nowhere to go and tagging Bayer hard enough to tip the latter on his side. Bayer returned, but Deal would not.

Tulsa’s Alex Sewell moved into the first challenger spot and pressed the leader following the final stoppage at lap 14.

Tension arose when Sherrell got into lapped traffic, but the 27 year old avoided the same beast that bit McDougal earlier and eased his Esslinger powered (and Wesmar doctored) #35 into victory lane where an exuberant Sherrell shared “ It’s been a while since I’ve been able to run a full, consistent schedule; it feels good to get this one under my belt, to sweep with the heat and feature win.”

Sherrell’s victory extends his series lead as he aims for a weekend sweep in Saturday night Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget action at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Alex Sewell settled for a hard fought runner up finish with Choctaw’s Cody Brewer moving up from 7th to complete the podium. Sapulpa’s Danny “The Caretaker” Smith (coolest nickname candidate) advanced a half dozen positions to take fourth with Edmond’s Matt Johnson moving up a few spots to complete the top five running order.

Hurricane Hannah Adair turned in an exceptional effort moving from 13th to finish sixth, with Collinsville’s Dustin Morgan rebounding from a lap 14 spin to get the best of a wild last lap battle with Owasso’s Ty Hulsey (8th), while Tulsa‘s Johnathan Halford earned Factor One Racing Hard Charger honors with a mover from 19th to ninth. Kevin Bayer raced his way back to a tenth place finish after leading at two intervals and bringing out a red flag at the midway point.

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series 4-11-14 Official Results:

Heat 1 (8 laps): 91B Kevin Bayer. 2. 5$ Danny Smith. 3. Eric Fenton. 4. 93 Dustin Morgan. 5. 19N Nick O'Neil. 6. 21H Ty Hulsey. 7. 3H Bubba Hunt. 8. 22 David Stephenson

Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. 8 Alex Sewell. 2. 96 Cody Brewer. 3. 85 Matt Johnson. 4. 15D Andrew Deal. 5. 4m Michelle Decker. 6. 9u Doug McCune. 7. 3F Kevin Battles. 8. 83 Johnathon Halford

Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. 35 Matt Sherrell. 2. 73 Jason McDougal. 3. 10 Travis Scott. 4. 23 Hannah Adair. 5. 31E Evan Sewell. 6. 56x Mark Chisolm. 7. 1ou Brandon Boggs. 8. 87c Coby Hughes

Lucas Oil POWRi West B Feature ( 15 laps - for position only): 1. 56x Mark Chisolm (1); 2. 3F Kevin Battles (2); 3. 83 Johnathon Halford (4); 4. 9u Doug McCune (3); 5. 87c Coby Hughes (6); 6. 3H Bubba Hunt (5); 7. 22 David Stephenson (7); 8. 1ou Brandon Boggs (8) Lap Leaders: Mark Chisolm 1-15

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget A Feature (25 laps): 1. 35 Matt Sherrell (5); 2. 8 Alex Sewell (4); 3. 96 Cody Brewer (7); 4. 5$ Danny Smith (10); 5. 85 Matt Johnson (8); 6. 23 Hannah Adair (13); 7. 93 Dustin Morgan (9); 8. 21H Ty Hulsey (14); 9. 83 Johnathan Halford (19); 10. 91B Kevin Bayer (2); 11. 31E Evan Sewell (16); 12. 87c Coby Hughes (21); 13. 19N Nick O’Neil (12); 14. 14E Eric Fenton (11); 15. 4m Michelle Decker (15); 16. 56x Mark Chisolm (17); 17. 15d Andrew Deal (6); 18. 22 David Stephenson (23); 19. 73 Jason McDougal (3); 20. 9u Doug McCune (20); 21. 3H Bubba Hunt (22); 22. 1ou Brandon Boggs (24); 23. 10 Travis Scott (1); DNS: Kevin Battles Lap Leaders: Kevin Bayer 1, 8; Jason McDougal 2-7; Matt Sherrell 9-25 Stoppages: 4 yellow, 2 red Factor One Racing Hard Charger: Johnathan Halford +10

THE Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Series continues the weekend with a Saturday night finale, headlining I-44 Riverside Speedway’s Blue River Classic.

Gates open at 3pm, sign ins close when hot laps begin at 515pm. An epic program jumps off at 630pm.

I-44 Riverside Speedway is located in tornado alley, southwest Oklahoma City exit I-44 at the SW 149th st. exit and head mile east and follow signs south. Pit passes $30. General admission $12.

Everyone wear blue as we blue up the grounds in racing to raise autism awareness. For more on how you can help, please visit www.oklahomaautism.org.

For more information on I-44 Riverside Speedway, visit www.i44riversidespeedway.com or contact speedway at 405.633.1583 or Cody Morris at 405.641.1191.

 

 

 

World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series, race their 14th race of the 2014 Season at Kings Speedway, Hanford, CA

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist MEMBER of AARWBA (American Auto Racing Writers Broadcasters Assoc.) & MSPA (Motor Sports Press Assoc.) gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Hanford, CA, 04/11/2014) Cody Darrah of Red Lion, PA driving the Kasey Kahne Racing #4, 410 Sprint in the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series, picked up his first WoO Sprint victory of this 2014 season, racing the three-eighth's of a mile, clay oval track at Kings Speedway, Hanford, CA.

"I have to thank Kasey Kahne for giving me this great car to race. It was an awesome race car, a wonderful package. We've got a a good handle of it, all of our team mates (Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet),we are all working together. The track was pretty good. I found that the top of the track was faster than I thought it would be. I got some good restarts from the top. Joey Saldana, who had the lead, was racing the top but I managed to slide from the bottom of the track to in front of Joey (Saldana) to take the lead. From that point I raced the top of the track. Again, I want to thank Kasey Kahne, all of our sponsors, all of our guys and all the fans." said Darrah. Darrah clocked in a 13.292 second run in qualifying for ninth quick, won the third Heat Race and finished fifth in the Dash.

Scoring in second at the checkered, was Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN. Saldana races the #71 Motter, yellow 410 sprint. Saldana set a 13.128 second lap for fast time of the night, during qualifying, finished second in the first Heat Race, won the Dash and led the opening fourteen laps of this thirty-five lap race, then a caution flew out. Once the race went back to green, the field had to line-up double file and it was at this restart that Darrah, racing the bottom line, was able to slide in front of Saldana to take the lead. Saldana raced back to challenge for the lead, but, scored in second at the flag.

"We were just a little off. We had a good car and the track was good but slick. Cody (Darrah) definitely had a good, actually a great night. He slid from the bottom in the second first turn to take over the lead. We had a pretty decent lead before that, but then the caution flew out and we had to cross up, for the restart. I had the outside line as we raced to the new green and that's when Darrah slid by. All and all, we had a great night. I want to thank Motter Equipment, all of our sponsors, all my guys who work hard for us, my family and the fans for coming out," said Saldana.

Rounding out the top three finisher's, Paul McMahan, originally from California, who now resides in Nashville, TN, started this race in third, fell back one position at a time, to running sixth and rallied back into third by the sixteenth lap. McMahan clocked in a 13.148 second lap for third fast, finished third in the third Heat Race and third in the Dash. It definitely was a "third" kind of night for McMahan.

"The track was pretty good. I was racing the bottom and it was working for us. Then it went away and it was hard to pass. The track was slick, but good. Cautions also played into it. We'll go on to Perris (Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, CA), tomorrow and try again for a win." Thanks to all my crew, our sponsors and all who make this possible." said McMahan.

Kraig Kinser (IN), brought out the first caution, in this "A" feature event and it was on the ninth lap when he spun in the second turn. K. Kinser had earned a seventh place start and this definitely hurt this team, having to restart at the rear of the field. Bud Kaeding (CA), who started in sixteenth, had to go to the work area during this caution as well. With twenty-one laps to go, Kerry Madsen (NSW), racing out of the second turn, stopped on the track and was unable to return to the race. One more lap scored when the red flag flew out when there was contact on the track that had Austen Wheatley (WA), Daryn Pittman (OK) and Brad Sweet (CA) making contact racing into the first turn. I believe it was Wheatley and Pittman, who brought out the red flag. Pittman and Sweet were able to come back, to tag the rear of the field but Wheatley was done. With seventeen laps to go, the caution came out for D J Netto (CA), who was stopped out of the second turn, as well as Pittman and Sweet, who had contact again.

The balance of the race stayed green, Tim Kaeding (CA) racing the Dennis Roth #83 Sprint from a thirteenth place start, scored in fourth at the line. Fifth place went to the hard charger of the night, Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, who started this race in eighteenth and was there to claim this top five finish, an amazing feat.

Kyle Hirst (CA) took sixth, followed by Cory Eliason (CA), Logan Schuchart (PA), David Gravel (CT), Steve Kinser (IN), Jason Meyers (CA), Jason Sides (TN), Brian Brown (MO), K. Kinser, Sammy Swindell (TN), B. Kaeding, Pittman, Lucas Wolfe (PA), Jason Statler (CA), Sweet, Mike Faria (CA), Netto, Madsen, Wheatley.

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

"B" Main: Schuchart, Eliason, Wolfe, Faria, Wheatley, Netto, Dominic Scelzi (CA), Jacob Allen (PA), Shawn Wright (CA), Todd Lanless (AUS), Tayler Malsam (WA), Mark Barroso (CA), Collin Markle (CA).

DASH: Saldana, Sweet, McMahan, Hirst, Darrah, Sides.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Sides, Saldana, Swindell, T. Kaeding, K. Kinser, B. Kaeding, Netto, Wheatley, Wolfe, Malsam, Barroso.

Heat #2: Hirst, Brown, Pittman, Sweet, Meyers, Madsen, Faria, Allen, Lanless, Eliason.

Heat #3: Darrah, S. Kinser, McMahan, Schatz, Gravel, Statler, Scelzi, Schuchart, Wright, Markle.

 

 

Hull Captures Opener At Jacksonville. Burlington On Tap Saturday

Jerrod Hull held off repeated challenges from several different drivers to narrowly claim the MOWA season opener at Jacksonville Speedway over a charging Brad Loyet. Hull, who led all 25 laps of the feature was first challenged by Jason Johnson who would later retire with mechanical problems. By the the time Johnson exited, Kevin Swindell had charged from 6th to second and was mounting a serious challenge to Hull through lapped traffic before banging into the turn four wall and getting upside-down.

The restart would have Joey Moughan lined up behind Hull with 14 laps to go. Moughan would give way within a few laps to Brad Loyet who was charging from a 14th place starting spot. As the laps wound down, Loyet continued to gain ground on Hull and finished within two car links of the winner.

The MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores returns to action on Saturday (April 12) at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Full Results:

Starting Positions in () Heat Results

Heat 1: 1 – Jerrod Hull 12H(4), 2 – Jimmy Hurley 35(1), 3 – Jim Moughan 1M(8), 4 – Logan Faucon 52F(3), 5 – Cole Wood 17W(9), 6 – John Dines 31(2), 7 – Randy Myers 18(5), 8 – Terry Babb 88(7), 9 – Brett Samonds 47(6), 99 – Jimmy Davies 99(10),

Heat 2: 1 – Kevin Swindell 82(4), 2 – Wayne Johnson 77x(3), 3 – Ben Wagoner 84(6), 4 – Korey Weyant 99(7), 5 – Cory Bruns 42(10), 6 – Ryan Kempin 2K(2), 7 – Caleb Wankel 5(8), 8 – Levi Curry 25(9), 9 – Paul Nienhiser 9(5), 10 – Bret Tripplett 22(1),

Heat 3: 1 – Tiffany Wyzard 5(1), 2 – Joey Moughan 83(2), 3 – Jeremy Standridge 10s(3), 4 – Brad Loyet 05(5), 5 – Ian Madsen 18(9), 6 – Chris Urish 77u(7), 7 – Joe B Miller 51B(4), 8 – Kory Bales 5(8), 9 – Brian Armitage 7(10), 99 – A.J. Bruns 44(6), Dash Results

1 – Wayne Johnson 77x, 2 – Jerrod Hull 12H, 3 – Tiffany Wyzard 5, 4 – Jim Moughan 1M, 5 – Ben Wagoner 84, 6 – Kevin Swindell 82, B-Main Results

B-Main 1: 1 – John Dines 31 (2), 2 – Levi Curry 25 (4), 3 – Joe B Miller 51B (6), 4 – Ryan Kempin 2K (3), 5 – Kory Bales 5 (7), 6 – Caleb Wankel 5 (1), 7 – Jimmy Davies 99 (13), 8 – Randy Myers 18 (5), 9 – Brian Armitage 7 (9), 10 – Terry Babb 88 (8), 11 – Brett Samonds 47 (10), 12 – Paul Nienhiser 9 (11), 13 – Bret Tripplett 22 (12), 14 – A.J. Bruns 44 (14), A-Main Results

1 – Jerrod Hull 12H (2), 2 – Brad Loyet 05 (14), 3 – Joey Moughan 83 (9), 4 – Ian Madsen 18 (11), 5 – Cory Bruns 42 (7), 6 – Chris Urish 77u (16), 7 – Jimmy Hurley 35 (12), 8 – Tiffany Wyzard 5 (3), 9 – Jeremy Standridge 10s (13), 10 – Levi Curry 25 (18), 11 – Ryan Kempin 2K (20), 12 – Korey Weyant 99 (8), 13 – Kevin Swindell 82 (6), 14 – Cole Wood 17W (10), 15 – Wayne Johnson 77x (1), 16 – John Dines 31 (17), 17 – Logan Faucon 52F (15), 18 – Joe B Miller 51B (19), 19 – Jim Moughan 1M (4), 20 – Ben Wagoner 84 (5),

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – It was good to be a race car driver who resides in Wood County, Ohio Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. All three feature winners are friends who reside within 10 miles of each other.

Wayne, Ohio’s Jeff Babcock survived a last lap tangle in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature and took the victory. Not to be outdone, Bradner, Ohio’s Nate Dussel led all 25 laps to claim the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprint feature. Then, Risingsun, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti drove the elder Babcock’s dirt truck to the feature win.

In the 25-lap late model feature it looked like John Garvin Jr. would claim his first ever Attica win on Bazell Race Fuel Night. But, Babcock was pressuring and as they raced into turn three on the final lap, with lapped cars racing ahead of them, one of the lapped cars got loose and Garvin made contact as Babcock drove through the crash and went on to score his fifth career late model win at Attica.

“That was crazy. I didn’t have anything for that four car (Garvin) but when we got into lapped traffic it slowed him down quite a bit so that we could get to him. I’m not sure what happened there…it looked like someone was spinning and he got into him and I got into it. Definitely kind of got one given to us tonight,” said Babcock beside his Best Performance Motorsports/Bulk Material Lift.com/Professional Drywall/Craig Miller Trucking backed #1.

“I have to thank Shane and Jennifer Halcomb, Dick Pica, Tommy, a kid who works on the car,” added Babcock in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, Dussel, who has claimed the past three track championships, could not shake off opening night winner John Ivy, but he picked his way through traffic and went on to claim his 12th career win at Attica.

“That makes up for last week. I was starting to wonder if I still had it. The performance I put on last week…it was 100 percent my fault. We were pretty much out to lunch from the beginning. This definitely feels good to get this turned around,” said Dussel beside his Berrier Fabrication/Gressman Powersports/Foster Fabrication/Design Graphics Group backed #1.

“It was nice to get to race with Paul Weaver and John Ivy tonight. Those guys I can trust running wheel to wheel. I can be thankful it was my birthday this week. I got bailed out. I lost vision for a little bit and all of a sudden I’m off the race track. Thank God the caution came out and got the lead back. I didn’t know if I had enough to get back around him (Ivy). Thankful for everyone who helps out on this,” continued Dussel. “I have to thank Craig and Mike and Bobby and Jeff and Scott and Bill and my dad…I had these guys working from the time we unloaded last week…I put them through hell last week so this is the least I could do.”

After an opening lap tangle took out the front row of the Fremont Fence Dirt Truck feature, Valenti would inherit the lead and would dominate all 15 laps – the feature when caution free after two crashes before a lap could be completed.

“That first accident took out quite a few trucks and when you have a track like this with a cushion and put me on the front row it’s pretty much just making laps,” said Valenti. “I got lucky on the start. Last second I saw they might touch so I went up top and I cleared it. I have to thank Jeff Babock and all the Babcocks for putting me in this thing and putting me in their stock car and believing in me. We closed out Attica and Fremont with wins last year so we’re picking right back up.”

Garvin and Brandon Thirlby would bring the late model field to the green with Garvin bolting out front. Action would slow on lap three when third running Rusty Schlenk would coast to a rest on the front stretch. He would go pit side.

On the restart Garvin powered away while Thirlby had his hands full with Chris Keller and a closing Babcock. Garvin hit lapped traffic by the 9th circuit with Babcock working into second while Thirlby was locked in a great battle for third with opening week winner Ryan Markham, Dona Marcoullier and Eric Spangler. The caution flew on lap 10 for a Scott Phillips spin.

The green was short lived on the restart as debris necessitated another yellow. With a clear track, Garvin powered away from Babcock with Thirlby still battling Markham and Marcoullier. Marcoullier would take third on lap 17 as the leaders raced back into lapped traffic.

Garvin avoided disaster on lap 21 as the lapped machine of Ky Harper got sideways right in front of the leader in turn four. Harper went to the infield and green stayed out but the mishap allowed Babcock to close to within a car length of Garvin. With two laps to go Garvin was mired in heavy traffic and Babcock was ready to pounce. As they took the white flag, Garvin and Babcock were nose to tail as they tried to maneuver through lapped cars.

Entering turn three for the final time Garvin tried to duck under a lapped car as Babock went high. The lapped machine got sideways and collected Garvin as Babcock also made contact but was able to keep rolling. Babock stormed to the checkers over Marcoullier, Thirlby, Markham and Spangler.

Ivy and Dussel brought the field to the green in the 305 sprint feature with Dussel gaining a very slight advantage. Paul Weaver would join the battle up front as rookie Trey Jacobs, Jordan Ryan and Seth Schneider gave chase. Ryan would take third on lap six just before the caution flew for Jacobs who jumped the cushion in turn four. He would rejoin the field at the tail.

Steve Rando would bring out the caution on lap nine but that would be followed by a lengthy green flag run. Dussel would continue to lead but Ivy ran right in his tire tracks with Ryan, Weaver, Schneider, Jimmy Colvin, Bobby Clark, Dustin Dinan and D.J. Foos in pursuit. Two cars that started towards the back of the pack – Tyler Gunn who set a new track record in group qualifying and started 17th and Alvin Roepke who started 19th – were on the move as they ran 8th and 9th by lap 17.

The leaders finally caught lapped traffic on the 19th circuit but Dussel picked his way through with Ivy and Ryan staying close. The final caution would fly on lap 22 for a Jim Taddeo spin, giving Dussel a clear track.

Dussel was able to pull away the final three circuits with Ivy, Ryan, a hard charging Clark and Colvin rounding out the top five.

Dana Fry and Ivy would pace the field for the 15-lap dirt truck feature. But, as the field stormed into turn four on the first lap a five-truck pile-up brought out the caution and took out Ivy and Brian Arnold as Matt Foos, Frey and Brad Keckler were able to make repairs and rejoin the rear of the field.

On the second attempt at green, Brian Melnek and Cory McCaughey got together, necessitating a third try. This time when the green flew the race would go the distance uninterrupted.

Valenti would bolt into the lead and pulled away unchallenged for the win. Steve Endicott would hold on to second the entire race with Foos storming back for third with McCaughey fourth and Frey fifth.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, April 18 on True Value of Woodville Night with the American Late Model Series in action along with the 2014 opener for the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series for the 410 sprints and the JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Series for the 305 sprints.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park - 4/11/2014

Bazell Race Fuels Night

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (28 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 1-Jeff Babcock, 15.072; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler, 15.124; 3. 48-John Bores, 15.157; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham, 15.237; 5. O1-Justin Chance, 15.247; 6. 26-Sid Danals, 15.724; 7. 42S-Bob Mayer, 16.645; 8. 6M-Dona Marcoullier, 14.698; 9. 92-Cody Scott, 14.779; 10. OO-Chris Keller, 15.057; 11. 91-Rusty Schlenk, 15.150; 12. 20-Doug Drown, 15.469; 13. 5J-Josh Haynes, 15.553; 14. 50-Scott Phillips, 15.568; 15. J4-John Garvin Jr., 14.503; 16. 36-Matt Irey, 14.766; 17. 240-Charlie Duncan, 14.775; 18. 15B-Mike Bores, 14.797; 19. 23C-Jeremy Canada, 15.336; 20. 45-Nate Potts, 15.692; 21. 16-Steve Sabo, 16.035; 22. 27-Eric Spangler, 14.701; 23. M14-Brandon Thirlby, 14.819; 24. 51-Devin Shiels, 15.045; 25. 34-Ky Harper, 15.116; 26. 12-Kyle Perry, 17.349; 27. 69R-Doug Baird, 19.594; 28. 75-Dusty Moore, nt

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

1. 1-Jeff Babcock[4] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 3. 50Y-Ryan Missler[3] ; 4. O1-Justin Chance[5] ; 5. 42S-Bob Mayer[7] ; 6. 26-Sid Danals[6] ; 7. 48-John Bores[2]

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

1. OO-Chris Keller[2] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[1] ; 3. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[4] ; 4. 92-Cody Scott[3] ; 5. 20-Doug Drown[5] ; 6. 50-Scott Phillips[7] ; 7. 5J-Josh Haynes[6]

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

1. J4-John Garvin Jr.[4] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[3] ; 3. 240-Charlie Duncan[2] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[1] ; 5. 23C-Jeremy Canada[5] ; 6. 45-Nate Potts[6] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[7]

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

1. M14-Brandon Thirlby[3] ; 2. 27-Eric Spangler[8] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 4. 75-Dusty Moore[7] ; 5. 34-Ky Harper[1] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[6] ; 7. 12-Kyle Perry[5]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 20-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[4] ; 3. 50-Scott Phillips[6] ; 4. 23C-Jeremy Canada[3] ; 5. 42S-Bob Mayer[1] ; 6. 5J-Josh Haynes[10]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1-Jeff Babcock[6]; 2. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[10]; 3. M14-Brandon Thirlby[2]; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[7]; 5. 27-Eric Spangler[5]; 6. 240-Charlie Duncan[11]; 7. 50Y-Ryan Missler[9]; 8. 36-Matt Irey[8]; 9. OO-Chris Keller[3]; 10. 51-Devin Shiels[12]; 11. 92-Cody Scott[14]; 12. O1-Justin Chance[13]; 13. 15B-Mike Bores[15]; 14. 75-Dusty Moore[16]; 15. J4-John Garvin Jr.[1]; 16. 42S-Bob Mayer[20]; 17. 34-Ky Harper[17]; 18. 23C-Jeremy Canada[19]; 19. 50-Scott Phillips[18]; 20. 91-Rusty Schlenk[4]; 21. J4-John Garvin Jr.[1]

Hard Charger: 6M-Dona Marcoullier[+8]

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (29 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.410; 2. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.434; 3. 8I-John Ivy, 13.445; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan, 13.462; 5. 913-Junior Felver, 13.464; 6. 36-Seth Schneider, 13.537; 7. 9-Jimmy Colvin, 13.569; 8. 25-Jason Keckler, 13.590; 9. 1W-Paul Weaver, 13.606; 10. 7A-Alvin Roepke, 13.607; 11. 8-Bobby Clark, 13.638; 12. 29-D.J. Foos, 13.713; 13. 19R-Steve Rando, 13.728; 14. 8M-T.J Michael, 13.772; 15. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.773; 16. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.818; 17. 12-Kyle Capodice, 13.896; 18. 22D-Dan Hammond, 13.921; 19. 32-Dan Hennig, 13.935; 20. 4T-Jim Taddeo, 13.966; 21. 13D-Jeremy Duposki, 13.972; 22. 2-Ricky Peterson, 13.974; 23. 7M-Brandon Moore, 14.026; 24. 11G-Luke Griffith, 14.124; 25. 39C-Scott Riley, 14.202; 26. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh, 14.445; 27. 4G-Bill Griffith, 14.544; 28. 22TM-Tyler Moore, 99.990; 29. 6-Dustin Dinan, nt

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

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 8I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 9-Jimmy Colvin[3] ; 4. 29-D.J. Foos[2] ; 5. 8M-T.J Michael[5] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 7. 4G-Bill Griffith[7] ; 8. 22TM-Tyler Moore[8]

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

1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 3. 6-Dustin Dinan[7] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[5]

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

1. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 3. 13D-Jeremy Duposki[1] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 5. 7A-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 7. 39C-Scott Riley[7]

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

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 4. 913-Junior Felver[3] ; 5. 4T-Jim Taddeo[6] ; 6. 22D-Dan Hammond[5] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 8M-T.J Michael[1] ; 3. 7A-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 4. 4T-Jim Taddeo[4] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 8. 22D-Dan Hammond[8] ; 9. 22TM-Tyler Moore[13] ; 10. 39C-Scott Riley[11] ; 11. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[12] ; 12. 32-Dan Hennig[10] ; 13. 4G-Bill Griffith[9]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[2]; 2. 8I-John Ivy[1]; 3. 5R-Jordan Ryan[6]; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[8]; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[9]; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[3]; 7. 7A-Alvin Roepke[19]; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[5]; 9. 29-D.J. Foos[13]; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[17]; 11. 8M-T.J Michael[18]; 12. 19R-Steve Rando[7]; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[12]; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[14]; 15. 2-Ricky Peterson[15]; 16. 13D-Jeremy Duposki[11]; 17. 4T-Jim Taddeo[20]; 18. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4]; 19. 913-Junior Felver[16]; 20. 6-Dustin Dinan[10]

Hard Charger: 7A-Alvin Roepke[+12]

Fremont Fence Co. Dirt Trucks (17 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 17-Steve Endicott[3] ; 2. O1-Art Ball[2] ; 3. 3X-Brad Keckler[1] ; 4. 33-Brian Arnold[6] ; 5. 7-Dana Frey[7] ; 6. 22J-Josh Kiser[9] ; 7. 69-Jeff Warnick[4] ; 8. 45-Brian Melnek[8] ; 9. 33C-Kyle Cline[5]

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

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. OO-John Ivy[1] ; 3. 2-Matt Foos[3] ; 4. D1-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 5. 4S-Keith Sorg[5] ; 6. 36M-Cory McCaughey[6] ; 7. 22-Brandon Leighton[7]

A-Main - (15 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4]; 2. 17-Steve Endicott[3]; 3. 2-Matt Foos[12]; 4. 36M-Cory McCaughey[8]; 5. 7-Dana Frey[1]; 6. 3X-Brad Keckler[9]; 7. 69-Jeff Warnick[11]; 8. 22-Brandon Leighton[14]; 9. D1-Dustin Keegan[10]; 10. O1-Art Ball[6]; 11. 4S-Keith Sorg[5]; 12. OO-John Ivy[2]; 13. 33-Brian Arnold[7]; 14. 45-Brian Melnek[13]; 15. 33C-Kyle Cline[15]

Hard Charger: 2-Matt Foos[+9]

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

 

 

Racing their West Coast "Spring Break", the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, raced their opening night of two races on the half mile dirt oval at Calistoga Speedway, Calistoga, CA

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Calistoga, CA, 04/05/2014) A drag race run between Donny Schatz and Brian Brown was the start of the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, twenty-five lap feature event on the half mile dirt oval at Calistoga Speedway, Calistoga, CA. Both cars looked racy but before the lap scored, Schatz dropped to third, Brad Sweet had the advantage to grab second and the race was on.

Brown led the first dozen laps or so before Sweet got a run on Brown to lead the next two laps. Brown rallied back to lead two more but Sweet roared on by once again. From that point on, it was Sweet all the way to the checkered.

"This is a good win. We won our Heat Race, we raced in the Dash as well. We got by Donny (Schatz) on the first lap (Sweet started in fourth). We were really lucky to get this win. Brian (Brown) Had a good car and Joey (Saldana) had a really good car. I think that Joey has been the best car out here (racing the "Sprint Break")." said Sweet of Grass Valley, CA. Sweet also was about twelfth fast in qualifying and finished sixth in the Dash.

"We did alright. Actually second is like a win. We led several laps but my car started to get tight in traffic. We haven't done that well on this "Spring Break" so this is good." said Brown of Grain Valley, MO, who set third fast time in qualifying, fourth in his heat race and second in the Dash.

Rounding out the third podium finish, was Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN.

"It was a good night. The race played out just like I thought it would. I was hoping the race could stay good to the checkered. We seem to be doing good. Every race we've been in we've had good finishes, except at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA. Racing out here I have set five quick times. We continue to work hard to have good runs, get a win, etc." said Saldana. Saldana definitely has been fast as they've raced their "Spring Break" on the west coast, especially tonight, as he clocked in a 15.731 second run in qualifying, for fast time of the night and a new track record. It's been a long time, since anyone has taken over the track record.

Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, finished in fourth in the "A" Main, qualified second fast with a 15.935 second lap and scored in third in the second Heat Race and won the Dash. Rico Abreu, of St. Helena, CA rounded out the top five finishers in the "A" Main, qualified tenth fast, won the first Heat Race and finished sixth in the Dash.

The Caution Yellow Flag and the Stop Red Flag, each flew out in this event. A caution flew out for Scelzi who had stopped on the track on the fifth lap, then another one flew out on the sixth lap for David Gravel who also stopped on the track. The first red flag flew out as the sixth lap started for Bud Kaeding who had rolled upside down in the fourth turn, with Austen Wheatley catching some of the action. B. Kaeding was done for the night. Wheatley put on another wing and tagged the rear of the field. No injuries were reported. A caution flew out for Paul McMahan when he had a right rear tire go down and the red flag came out for DJ Netto, who rolled his sprint. Again no injuries were reported.

Tim Kaeding of San Jose, CA, earned the "Hard Charger" award, having advance seven places from where he started the race to finish in twelfth, having started in nineteenth.

A huge crowd turned out for this WoO Sprint Series event, cheering on their favorites and the races in general. With the rain that Calistoga had earlier in the week, you really have to applaud the hard work that was put into getting this track ready for this event. There are many updates at this facility with great racing events scheduled.

Sixth place went Daryn Pittman (OK), followed by Kerry Madsen (NSW), Cody Darrah (PA), Sammy Swindell (TN), Steve Kinser (IN), Kraig Kinser (IN), T. Kaeding, Jonathan Allard (New Zealand) Jason Meyers (CA), David Gravel (CT), Dominic Scelzi (CA,) Kyle Hirst (CA), Paul McMahan (TN), Lucas Wolfe (PA), DJ Netto (CA), Austen Wheatley (WA), Logan Schuchart (PA), Jason Sides (TN), Bud Kaeding (CA).

The "B" Main, Dash and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: Please note all finishes, qualifying times, etc. are unofficial.

"B" Main: Schuchart, Allard, Wheatley, Wolfe, Scelzi, Netto, Matt Jensen (WA), Jacob Allen (PA), Todd Wanless (CA) Jason Toft (Did not start).

DASH: Schatz, Brown, Saldana, Sweet, Pittman, Abreu.

HEAT Races:

Heat #1: Abreu, Darrah, Saldana, T. Kaeding, Madsen, Gravel, Allen, Jensen, Schuchart, Toft (Did not start)

Heat #2: Pittman, B. Kaeding, Schatz, K. Kinser, McMahan, Meyers, Allard, Scelzi, Wanless.

Heat #3: Sweet, S. Kinser, Swindell, Brown, Hirst, Sides, Wolfe, Wheatley, Netto.

Tomorrow, Sunday, 04/06/2014, will be the second race for the WoO Sprint Series here at Calistoga Speedway, then they move on to their next scheduled race at Hanford, CA.

 

 

Russ Hall Dominates at Donnellson!

(Bill W) April 5, 2014 – Russ Hall’s first outing with the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders last week at 34 Raceway was a rough one. The Pleasant Hill, Iowa driver made up for it big time by dominating the feature Saturday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. The win was Russ’s second at the 3/8-mile oval, and the fourth in his career with the Sprint Invaders.

Hall started from the pole in the feature by virtue of winning the Shake-up Dash and drawing the position. The first lap saw chaos with several cars getting sideways in turn two and then turn four. On the second go-around, Carson McCarl spun in turn two, collecting Jon Agan. McCarl was sent upside down and was done for the night.

The restart saw Hall leading Tony Shilling, Mike Houseman Jr., Scott Thiel and Jarrod Schneiderman. Thiel made quick work of Houseman on the restart to take the show position. Paul Nienhiser, who was taken out of his heat, had worked his way from the rear to ninth by lap eight when he spun bringing the second and final caution to the event.

Hall had put several lapped cars between himself and Thiel, who had moved into second, but those cars were moved to the tail on the restart. Hard-charger, Josh Schneiderman, who was taken out in the heat in the same incident as Nienhiser had charged from 17th to third by lap eleven and began to close on Thiel.

Meanwhile, Hall worked back through traffic to record the convincing win aboard the Skillz Motorsports #29. “We were good tonight,” said Hall afterwards. “I like this track, it’s one of my favorites. It is racy and tricky. When our Junior Fan of the night drew me the pole after the Dash, I knew it was going to be big. Track position had a lot to do with it. I have to thank my crew, Ostrich Racing Engines for fixing my motor in a day or two, Schnee chassis and HRP Wings.”

Thiel held onto second. “We were o.k. in the beginning, but Russ got out there,” he said. “Towards the middle of the race, I found some rubber and we were running him down a little. Late in the race, the car started sputtering a little. I thought I was running out of fuel, so I backed it down to half throttle or so. I was just running my own race. It turned out it was the fuel switch. Overall, the Professional Plate XXX sprint car was phenomenal. My congratulations to Russ.”

Schneiderman completed the top three with his charge from the rear. “We had a nice racecar. We had some bad luck in the heat race. We were able to get up through there, and pick some cars off after the caution. I thought we had a shot at Scotty there, but we’ll take 17th to 3rd. We’ll come back on the 16th (at Oskaloosa) and try to put it on them then.”

Bobby Mincer was fourth ahead of Shilling. Bret Tripplett, Jarrod Schneiderman, Agan, Nienhiser and Houseman rounded out the top ten. Tripplett, Shilling and Jarrod Schneiderman won the heat races. Kaley Gharst and Dustin Selvage, two threats to win entering the night, were both scratches after mechanical issues during hot laps sidelined them.

The Sprint Invaders will travel to the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Wednesday, April 16. On Friday, April 18 they will two to the Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa.

Results

Brockway Mechanical & Roofing A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (1) 2. 64, Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan, WI (7) 3. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (17) 4. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (9) 5. 22T, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (3) 6. 22, Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL (6) 7. 11s, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4) 8. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (8) 9. 9, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (15) 10. 68, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (5) 11. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (10) 12. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (12) 13. 99, Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, IL (13) 14. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (14) 15. 40, Andy Huston, Roseville, IL (11) 16. 12G, Kelly Graham, Collins, IA (16) 17. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (2) DNS – 73, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 41, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL. Lap Leader: Hall 1-25. KSE Hard-charger: Josh Schneiderman.

Advanced Plumbing & Machine Heat one (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Bret Tripplett (4) 2. Russ Hall (5) 3. Scotty Thiel (3) 4. Mitchell Alexander (2) 5. Jimmy Davies (1) 6. Kelly Graham (6) DNS – Kaley Gharst

Huston Land Improvement Heat two (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Tony Shilling (1) 2. Carson McCarl (3) 3. Jon Agan (2) 4. Andy Huston (4) 5. Tim Moore (5) DNS – Dustin Selvage

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat three (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Jarrod Schneiderman (3) 2. Mike Houseman Jr. (4) 3. Bobby Mincer (2) 4. Dave Getchell (5) 5. Paul Nienhiser (1) 6. Josh Schneiderman (6)

Budweiser “King of Beers” Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Russ Hall (4) 2. Carson McCarl (1) 3. Tony Shilling (6) 4. Jarrod Schneiderman (3) 5. Mike Houseman Jr. (2) 6. Bret Tripplett (5)

Contingencies

Weld – Paul Nienhiser

Saldana Racing Products – Jon Agan

Pyrotec – Dave Getchell

 

 

Blaney scores 100th All Star win with victory at Attica

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Dale Blaney rewarded his new car owner with a $10,000 victory Saturday to open Attica Raceway Park’s 2014 season. “The Low Rider” led all 40 laps of the HD Supply/Construction Equipment and Supply Spring Nationals to score his 100th career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win.

It wasn’t easy for Blaney, as reminiscent of the 2012 Spring Nationals when he and Craig Mintz put on an exciting show for the two nights, Mintz again challenged Blaney late. But, Blaney came alive the final seven circuits to score the win aboard his Tony Kennedy owned #14h. The victory is Blaney’s 18th career win at Attica of which 14 have been UNOH All Star triumphs.

“Thanks to George (Fisher) he does all the work on this thing. I’m awful happy to get number 100 with Tony…our first win together. To make it 100 and to make it here at this race is pretty special. I love this place. Western Ohio has been very good to me,” said Blaney beside his Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks, Kennedy Cattle Company backed machine.

“We were really good on the short runs. I really wasn’t that great after about 10 laps. I kind of got stuck behind Sebetto (Bryan) and he and Chris Bell were racing. I saw the 09 beside me in one and two and I knew where he was running at so I just picked the pace up a little bit and was really, really fortunate to go down into three and Chris Bell moved to the middle and it left me with the bottom and after that I was running like a scared dog. Craig (Mintz) runs really good here so to get that one is cool,” added Blaney, a four time and defending UNOH All Star champion.

“I think Dale was kind of just pacing himself. When he picked up the pace I didn’t have anything for him. I burned everything up trying to catch him,” said Mintz beside his Real Geese Decoys/Erie Shore Propane/KS Sales and Service backed #09. “That’s why he has 100 victories because he got through that lapped traffic a little bit better than we did.”

Four time UNOH All Star champion Tim Shaffer would continue his early season strong runs with a third place finish in the Bryan Grove #45.

“Hats off to Bryan Grove, James Chambers and everyone that’s helping us. When you have everybody behind you 100 percent….it’s showing. We missed it a little bit in the feature but we’re in it every night,” said Shaffer beside his Canton Erectors backed machine.

In the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model main Ashland, Ohio’s Ryan Markham held off several challenges from Rusty Schlenk and Chris Keller to score his second career Attica victory.

“I wanted to get into lapped traffic and kind of weasel my way through there. I think my car was pretty good on the bottom but I wanted to keep it up top to keep an eye on them on my inside,” said Markham beside his H & T Demolitions/Fultz Fabrications/Accu-Force Shocks/Innovative Graphics backed #5m.

“When you’re up there flirting with that cushion you don’t want to push it too hard but when a guy shows you his nose you have to give it everything you got. That was a pretty good race…two and three wide. My wife is going to be mad…it was too cold for her to come,” joked Markham.

John Ivy made a daring move late in the 25 lap Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprint feature, splitting two lapped cars in turn one while holding off Jordan Ryan. Ivy would lead all 25 laps to score his 12th career Attica 305 sprint win.

“That was the only way I was going to win it. I saw him sticking his nose and I said ‘man I have to go for this one.’ It helps to start up front. I have to thank Joey, my brother, Sony…Big Kenny and Karen and everyone involved in this,” said Ivy beside his Nagy Equipment Sales/Fremont Fence/Little Bar on the Prairie/B&L Heating and Air Conditioning/Kistler Engines/Big D’s Pizza #8i

In the 40-lap UNOH All Star feature Blaney and Andrew Palker would bring the field to the green with Blaney gaining the advantage. Palker would run comfortably in second with Shaffer, Danny Holtgraver, Duane Zablocki and Mintz in tow. Mintz would move into fifth on lap five and would take fourth on lap 8 as the leaders raced into lapped traffic.

Blaney continued to lead unchallenged with Palker, Shaffer, Mintz, Holtgraver, Zablocki and Dean Jacobs in pursuit. Mintz grabbed third on lap 10 as the race’s only caution flew for Brandon Wimmer who stopped on the track. With a clear track, Blaney would drive away from the field as Palker now had his hands full with Mintz. Mintz drove into the runner-up spot on lap 13 with Palker, Shaffer, Holtgraver, Jacobs and Chad Kemenah in tow.

The leaders would hit lapped traffic again on lap 19 allowing Mintz to close the gap on Blaney. Palker, Shaffer and Holtgraver were also battling hard for third with Shaffer gaining the position on lap 22. The only change in the top five over the next few laps saw Holtgraver and Jacobs get around Palker.

With seven laps to go, Blaney was in heavy lapped traffic and Mintz closed quickly. On lap 34 Mintz drove to Blaney’s outside in turns one and two, but Blaney was able to hold him off and then picked up the pace to pull away fro the win. Mintz, Shaffer, Holtgraver and Jacobs – who flipped hard in his heat race – would round out the top five.

Cody Scott and Markham brought the field to the green in the 25-lap late model main with Markham taking the lead while Schlenk drove into second while Chris Keller, Scott and Matt Irey gave chase. With just four laps in, Schlenk continually challenged Markham for the lead, driving to his inside lap after lap. As the leaders hit lapped traffic on lap 7, Keller now joined the fun.

The caution flew on lap 7 for a Jeremy Canada and Josh Haynes tangle. On the restart Haynes would get into Doug Baird, necessitating another restart. Markham would get an excellent jump when the green flew as Schlenk had his hands full with Keller while Irey, Dona Marcoullier, Scott and Eric Spangler gave chase. A Canada spin on lap nine stopped the tremendous battle up front. But when the green reappeared, so did the fight for the lead with Markham, Schlenk, Keller and now Marcoullier.

The side-by-side and often times three-wide battle up front continued as the leaders raced into traffic again by lap 16. Keller would take second a circuit later and immediately drove to Markham’s inside. But, the caution would fly one final time on lap 18 when Jeff Babcock tangled with the lapped machine of Baird.

When the green flew again, Keller dove to Markham’s inside but couldn’t make the pass as Schlenk again joined the battle. But, with three laps to go Markham began to pull away slightly and went on to score the victory. Schlenk would rebound for second followed by Keller, Marcoullier and Irey.

John Ivy and Bobby Clark brought the field to the green in the 25 lap 305 sprint main with Ivy immediately grabbing the advantage. Clark, Jordan Ryan, Dan McCarron, Seth Schneider, Brandon Moore and Jason Keckler gave chase. Ryan would move into second on lap three and started to real in Ivy as they raced into lapped traffic by the 9th circuit.

On lap 11 Clark would tangle with the lapped machine of Jim Taddeo, bringing out the caution and ending Clark’s night. After the green flew and a lap later, Nate Dussel would end up on his side, collecting Dan Hammond. On the ensuing restart Ivy pulled away slightly from Ryan with McCarron, Keckler, Paul Weaver and Schneider in pursuit. Keckler would grab third on lap13, bringing Weaver into fourth.

Things would get very interesting on lap 21 as the leaders found lapped traffic. This allowed Ryan to move right in on Ivy’s rear bumper. Ivy was hung up behind two lapped cars who were battling as they flew into turn one with two laps to go. Ivy split the lapped cars as Ryan had to back off the throttle. Ivy would hold off Ryan for the win while Keckler, Weaver and McCarron rounded out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action on Friday, April 11th on Bazel Race Fuel Night with the UMP Late Models, 305 sprints and dirt trucks in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park - 4/5/2014

Construction Equipment & Supply / HD Supply Night

O'Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (36 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.380; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.535; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.562; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.580; 5. 787-Dean Jacobs, 12.662; 6. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.663; 7. 60K-Jody Keegan, 12.678; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.696; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.697; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.716; 11. 77-Shane Stewart, 12.884; 12. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.985; 13. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.046; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.064; 15. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.068; 16. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.105; 17. 55-Brad Bowman, 13.122; 18. 21-Dallas Hewitt, 13.133; 19. 4-Danny Smith, 13.138; 20. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.199; 21. 53C-Christopher Bell, 13.231; 22. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.246; 23. 11X-Brandon Martin, 13.263; 24. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.292; 25. 33M-Bryan Sebetto, 13.293; 26. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.317; 27. 80-Trey Gustin, 13.330; 28. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.408; 29. 83-Stevie Smith, 13.444; 30. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.471; 31. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.474; 32. 17-Scott Euler, 13.548; 33. 2-Nathan Skaggs, 13.570; 34. 53-D.J. Foos, 13.665; 35. O7X-Dain Naida, 13.699; 36. 7-Troy Kingan, 14.502

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 53C-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 55-Brad Bowman[2] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 4. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[7] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 6. 2-Nathan Skaggs[9] ; 7. 83-Stevie Smith[8] ; 8. 787-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[6]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[5] ; 6. 21-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 9. 53-D.J. Foos[9]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 2. 11X-Brandon Martin[1] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 4. 77-Shane Stewart[4] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 60K-Jody Keegan[5] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 8. 80-Trey Gustin[7] ; 9. O7X-Dain Naida[9]

Heat 4 - Bell Racing Products (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 7. 17-Scott Euler[8] ; 8. 7-Troy Kingan[9]

Dash - R & R (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[3] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5]

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

1. 787-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[4] ; 4. 60K-Jody Keegan[3] ; 5. 83-Stevie Smith[9] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[11] ; 8. 53-D.J. Foos[14] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 10. 80-Trey Gustin[7] ; 11. O7X-Dain Naida[15] ; 12. 2-Nathan Skaggs[13] ; 13. 7-Troy Kingan[16] ; 14. 21-Dallas Hewitt[5] ; 15. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 16. 17-Scott Euler[12]

A-Main - (40 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[1]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[5]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[3]; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 5. 787-Dean Jacobs[12]; 6. 77-Shane Stewart[8]; 7. 63-Chad Kemenah[7]; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[10]; 9. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[19]; 10. 16-Chris Andrews[9]; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker[2]; 12. 5R-Byron Reed[21]; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6]; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[15]; 15. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[24]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[14]; 17. 53C-Christopher Bell[20]; 18. 40-Caleb Helms[11]; 19. 11X-Brandon Martin[22]; 20. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[23]; 21. 4-Danny Smith[18]; 22. 60K-Jody Keegan[13]; 23. 55-Brad Bowman[17]; 24. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[16]

Hard Charger: 40DD-Caleb Griffith[+10]

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (23 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[2] ; 2. 1-Jeff Babcock[7] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[6] ; 5. O1-Justin Chance[5] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed[4] ; 7. 51-Devin Shiels[8] ; 8. 5J-Josh Haynes[3]

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

1. 56-Russ King[5] ; 2. 27-Eric Spangler[6] ; 3. 42S-Bob Mayer[2] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 5. 45-Nate Potts[4] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[8] ; 7. 1W-Brain Orth[1]

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

1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[1] ; 2. OO-Chris Keller[7] ; 3. 92-Cody Scott[3] ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[4] ; 5. 23C-Jeremy Canada[6] ; 6. 34-Ky Harper[5] ; 7. J4-John Garvin Jr.[2]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[2]; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[4]; 3. OO-Chris Keller[3]; 4. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[7]; 5. 36-Matt Irey[6]; 6. 27-Eric Spangler[8]; 7. 56-Russ King[11]; 8. 15B-Mike Bores[9]; 9. 51-Devin Shiels[17]; 10. O1-Justin Chance[13]; 11. 21-Larry Kingseed[16]; 12. 34-Ky Harper[18]; 13. 45-Nate Potts[14]; 14. 42S-Bob Mayer[12]; 15. 16-Steve Sabo[5]; 16. 1-Jeff Babcock[10]; 17. 69R-Doug Baird[19]; 18. 23C-Jeremy Canada[15]; 19. 92-Cody Scott[1]; 20. 5J-Josh Haynes[20]

Hard Charger: 51-Devin Shiels[+8]

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints (23 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8I-John Ivy[3] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 8. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7]

Heat 2 - Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 5. 22D-Dan Hammond[5] ; 6. 39C-Scott Riley[1] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[4] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[7]

Heat 3 - Ultra Shield Race Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 2. 8M-T.J Michael[4] ; 3. 9-Jimmy Colvin[6] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 5. 4T-Jim Taddeo[7] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 7. 4G-Bill Griffith[5]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 4. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 6. 39C-Scott Riley[2] ; 7. 32-Dan Hennig[5] ; 8. 4G-Bill Griffith[6]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 8I-John Ivy[1]; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[4]; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[5]; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[11]; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[3]; 6. 9-Jimmy Colvin[7]; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[10]; 8. 8M-T.J Michael[9]; 9. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16]; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson[20]; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[6]; 12. 7M-Brandon Moore[8]; 13. 13-Jeremy Duposki[19]; 14. 1-Nate Dussel[13]; 15. 3J-Trey Jacobs[18]; 16. 11G-Luke Griffith[17]; 17. 12-Kyle Capodice[12]; 18. 4T-Jim Taddeo[15]; 19. 22D-Dan Hammond[14]; 20. 8-Bobby Clark[2]

Hard Charger: 2-Ricky Peterson[+10]

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

 

 

Speedway Results from Saturday 5th April , 2014.

MAX WINS PENULTIMATE ROUND

Max Dumesny moved one step closer to claiming his first Valvoline Raceway Track Championship tonight with a thrilling win in the 30-Lap A-Main. Second to the chequered flag was James Thompson, who also is sitting second in points for the track title. Third home was Craig Brady who had plenty of speed throughout the night.

Dumesny used his P3 starting spot to stake his claim early and on lap six, took the lead and was never headed. The race for the minor positions was enthralling as Thompson, Brady, Jay Waugh, Max Johnston and Toby Bell Bowen were all trying to make headway in lapped traffic.

Yellow lights throughout the duration took its toll on stars like Ben Atkinson, Toby Bell Bowen and Max Johnston. Roddy Bell Bowen also suffered bad luck with major engine dramas.

As the race ran its course for the final ten laps, Dumesny set up a sizeable lead over Thompson but the battle between Brady and Waugh was far from over. In the end, Brady prevailed however Waugh is certainly a standout in his rookie season in the winged 410 Sprintcar. Finishing just behind Waugh was Warren Ferguson. He was followed home by Atkinson, Matt Dumesny, Grant Tunks, Peter Bourke and Garry Rooke rounded out the top ten.

All that is left for Max to do is take the green flag next week, April 12 in the grand final and he will be the Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Champion for season 2013/2014.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. M Johnston, 2. T Little, 3. T Bell Bowen, 4. A Brien, 5. M Young, 6. J Thompson, 7. B Stacey, 8. J Lawler, 9. Matt Dumesny, 10. G Rooke, 11. M Turner, 12. M Matchett. 2:18.954.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. G Black, 2. P Bourke, 3. G Tunks, 4. S Johnston, 5. P Laskazeski, 6. D Thompson, (DNF) D Meehan, (DNF) M Saller, (DNF) B White, (DNF) B Atkinson, (DNF) B Skipper, (DNF) J Brazier. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. W Ferguson, 2. R Bell Bowen, 3. C Brady, 4. Max Dumesny, 5. G Stanshall, 6. M Attard, 7. J Waugh, 8. H Sayers, 9. L Cox, 10. D Farr, 11. L Abbott, 12. (DNF) K Linigen. 2:22.671.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. J Thompson, 2. G Rooke, 3. Matt Dumesny, 4. T Bell Bowen, 5. M Johnston, 6. M Young, 7. A Brien, 8. J Lawler, 9. M Turner, (DNF) T Little. 2:18.699.

HEAT 5: (10 laps) 1. B Atkinson, 2. G Tunks, 3. P Bourke, 4. D Meehan, 5. P Laskazeski, 6. S Johnston, 7. G Black, 8. D Thompson. 2:16.565.

HEAT 6: (10 laps) 1. R Bell Bowen, 2. C Brady, 3. J Waugh, 4. K Linigen, 5. Max Dumesny, 6. W Ferguson, 7. M Attard, 8. G Stanshall, 9. D Farr, 10. H Sayers, 11. L Abbott, (DNF) L Cox. 2:21.774.

B MAIN: ( 12 laps) 1. Kelly Linigen, 2. Jeff Lawler, 3. Denis Farr, 4. Darren Meehan, 5. Blake Skipper, 6. Hayley Sayers. 7. Mick Turner, 8. Brad Stacey, 9. Dick Thompson, 10. Lachlan Abbott. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Max Dumesny (3), 2. James Thompson (7), 3. Craig Brady (10), 4. Jay Waugh (2), 5. Warren Ferguson (6), 6. Ben Atkinson (18), 7. Matt Dumesny (15), 8. Grant Tunks (11), 9. Peter Bourke (9), 10. Garry Rooke (14), 11. Anthony Brien (1), 12. Mark Attard (17), 13. Kelly Linigen (21), 14. Gavin Black (4), 15. Jeff Lawler (22), 16. Paul Laskazeski (20), 17. Guy Stanshall (16), 18. Max Johnston (8), 19. Matt Young (13), (DNF) Roddy Bell Bowen (12), (DNF) Toby Bell Bowen (5), (DNF) Denis Farr (23), (DNF) Seb Johnston (19), (DNS) Darren Meehan (24). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Anthony Brien, Laps 2 - 5 Jay Waugh, Laps 6 –30 Max Dumesny.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 13, Max Dumesny 13.987.

 

 

Swindell Takes $5000 to win NCRA Sprint Opener!

Park City, Kansas – March 29, 2014 - The 25th season for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division kicked off this past Saturday night during the running of the 4th annual “Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Park City and when it was all said and done it was third generation driver Kevin Swindell saving his tires and taking home the $5000 first place prize. Danny Lasoski, driving the Whitehead Motorsports #8 owner sprinter, started on the pole for the thirty-five lap feature and got the jump on outside front row starter Swindell as the green flag fell. Lasoski would open a five car length lead while working the bottom of the three-eighths mile while Swindell kept his sights on the lead. Only one lap would be completed before the first caution of the feature fell when Dustin Selvage spun in turns three and four. The restart saw Lasoski get the jump on Swindell while behind them, Cole Wood, Jeremy Campbell and Danny Wood settled into positions three through five while the two front runners put distance between themselves and the rest of the field. Lasoski entered lapped traffic on lap ten and worked it to his advantage, opening up a half stretch lead by lap twelve. The second caution of the feature fell on lap thirteen when Sean McClelland spun exiting turn two. With drivers running a car length from the bottom of the track, tire wear would appear to play a major factor as the laps clicked off and with just seven laps to go, a chain of events would eventually see a change for the lead. It all started on lap twenty-eight when Justin Henderson lost the right rear aboard the Gary Swenson owned #24b. While Henderson was being towed to the pit area, Lasoski’s right rear began going flat. Once racing action resumed from Henderson caution, Lasoski would slow heading down the back stretch with his tire finally exploding entering turn three to bring out the caution and giving Swindell the lead. Lasoski would get his tire changed and restart at the tail of the field. The lap twenty-eight restart saw Swindell out front, followed by Campbell, three-time and defending tour champion C.J. Johnson, Danny Wood and Cole Wood as the leader jumped out to a quick half straightaway advantage. Swindell looked to be well on his way to victory when the final caution fell with just three laps to go when the right rear on Kevin Ramey’s sprinter exploded sending him pit side. On the final restart there was no catching Swindell and he when the final three laps uncontested to take his first career NCRA victory. Campbell settled for second while Johnson came home third. Sixteenth starting Jac Haudesnchild cross the line fourth but was disqualified when his sprinter was light at the scales giving Danny Wood a fourth place finish. Cole Wood rounded out the top five. The four, ten lap heat races for the 39 car field were won by Cole Wood, Swindell, Danny Jennings and Lasoski while Jon Agan and J.D. Johnson took home the two, twelve lap “B” features. The next scheduled event for the NCRA 360-ci sprint car division is scheduled to take place on Saturday night, April 19th at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas. NCRA Sprints 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas March 29, 2014 39 Cars 1st Heat: 1) Cole Wood, 2) Kyle Bellm (Nixa, Mo), 3) CJ Johnson (Quinter, Ks), 4) Jon Agan (Knoxville, Ia), 5) Justin Hinderson, 6) Brian Herbert (Dodge City, Ks), 7) Jordan Boston (Lincoln, Ne), 8) Wyatt Burks (Topeka, Ks), 9) Jason Danley (Lincoln, Ne), 10) Raymond Seeman (Jetmore, Ks)

2nd Heat: 1) Kevin Swindell (Bartlett, Tn), 2) Koby Barksdale (Norman, Ok), 3) Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, Ia), 4) Dustin Morgan (Broken Arrow, Ok), 5) Billy Alley (Bennet, Ne), 6) Luke Cranston (Ness City, Ks), 7) Jordan Weaver (Woodward, Ok), 8) Jake Greider (Haysville, Ks), 9) Rick Wright Jr (Ponca City, Ok), 10) Kaden Taylor (Forgan, Ok)

3rd Heat: 1) Danny Jennings (Norman, Ok), 2) Danny Wood (Norman, Ok), 3) Jeremy Campbell (Wichita, Ks), 4) Harli White (Lindsay, OK), 5) Sean McClelland (Tulsa, Ks), 6) Dustin Selvage (Indianola, Ia), 7) Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, Ok), 8) Jake Martens (Fairview, Ok), 9) Jeff Stasa (Kingman, Ks), 10) Ty Williams (Liberal, Ks)

4th Heat: 1) Danny Lasoski (Higginsville, Mo), 2) Kevin Ramey, 3) Don Droud Jr. (Lincoln, Ne), 4) J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 5) Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH), 6) Kris Miller (Woodward, Ok), 7) Jon Freeman (Salina, Ks), 8) Zach Blurton (Great Bend, Ks), 9) Michelle Decker (Guthrie, Ok)

1st B Feature: 1) Jon Agan (Knoxville, Ia), 2) Dustin Selvage (Indianola, Ia), 3) Jake Martens (Fairview, Ok), 4) Jordan Weaver (Woodward, Ok), 5) Jason Danley (Lincoln, Ne), 6) Jeff Stasa (Kingman, Ks), 7) Kris Miller (Woodward, Ok), 8) Ty Williams (Liberal, Ks), 9) Harli White (Lindsay, OK), 10) Brian Herbert (Dodge City, Ks), 11) Raymond Seeman (Jetmore, Ks), 12) Wyatt Burks (Topeka, Ks)

2nd B Feature: 1) J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 2) Jordan Boston (Lincoln, Ne), 3) Justin Hinderson, 4) Luke Cranston (Ness City, Ks), 5) Michelle Decker (Guthrie, Ok), 6) Zach Blurton (Great Bend, Ks), 7) Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, Ok), 8) Jon Freeman (Salina, Ks), 9) Jake Greider (Haysville, Ks), 10) Kaden Taylor (Forgan, Ok), 11) Rick Wright Jr (Ponca City, Ok)

A Feature: 1) Kevin Swindell (Bartlett, Tn), 2) Jeremy Campbell (Wichita, Ks), 3) CJ Johnson (Quinter, Ks), 4) Danny Wood (Norman, Ok), 5) Cole Wood, 6) Kyle Bellm (Nixa, Mo), 7) Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, Ia), 8) Danny Jennings (Norman, Ok), 9) Billy Alley (Bennet, Ne), 10) Koby Barksdale (Norman, Ok), 11) Don Droud Jr. (Lincoln, Ne), 12) Danny Lasoski (Higginsville, Mo), 13) Dustin Morgan (Broken Arrow, Ok), 14) Jon Agan (Knoxville, Ia), 15) Jake Martens (Fairview, Ok), 16) Jordan Boston (Lincoln, Ne), 17) J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 18) Kevin Ramey, 19) Justin Hinderson, 20) Dustin Selvage (Indianola, Ia), 21) Sean McClelland (Tulsa, Ks), DQ) Jac Haudenschild

 

 

A Nostalgic Sunday Afternoon at LoanMart Madera Speedway

Madera, CA (3.31.14) – Sunday March 30th turned out to be a perfect warm afternoon for a trip down memory lane at the LoanMart Madera Speedway. The event featured a throwback Sunday afternoon show that included Vintage Super Modifieds, Vintage Midgets, Super Modifieds, Winged Sprint Cars, BCRA/USAC Midgets, USAC HPD Midgets, the LoanMart Late Model Series, and the new LoanMart Open Hobby Stock Series.

The event paid tribute to the late Smokey Hanoian, and fans basked in the warm Madera sunshine and watched Darrin Snider outduel Chad Nichols to take the BCRA/USAC Midget main event trophy. Behind Snider and Nichols were Mike Snider, Nick Chivello, and Alex Schutte.

The LoanMart Late Model Series provided some great racing action but it was for second place as Matt Erickson went for a Sunday drive and took the checkered flag and $1,000 win in round one of the eight race series that leads to a $10,000 to win race in October. Erickson also won $100 for fast time. Garland Tyler drove the wheels of his late model to take second place over Jason Aguirre, Blaine Rocha and Rick Thompson to round out the top five. Ryan Hart won the $200 Hoosier “hookup” bonus, and Racin Jason Aguirre won the $100 Hoosier “hookup” bonus!

Kyle Vanderpool won the PBR Winged Series race in a Super Modified, Jo Jo Helberg was runner up after going wheel to wheel with Cody Gerhardt for the entire 30 lap main event. Gerhardt was third with Tim Skoglund and Steve Johns completing the top five.

The new LoanMart Open Hobby Stock Series may well have been the best racing of the warm afternoon as Erick Ray took the first half, but it was Chuck Aguirre that won the second half and the $500 payday that came with the win! Erick Ray was second and won $200 for his efforts, followed by Matt Manolis, Sheldon Cooper, and Eloy Bazan. Howard Holden won the LoanMart “helping hand” $75 bonus.

A Swanson won the HPD Midget race, but this Swanson was named Jake! Jake Swanson was followed by Dillion Noble, Cody Jessop, Shawn Buckley, and Tom Patterson making up the top five.

Andra Sasselli won the NCMA main event, leaving Denny Burrell, Don Ariaz, and Bud Trumble in her wake, that girl can drive!

The LoanMart Madera Speedway is closed April 4th, but returns to action April 12th with the SuperMan 200 tribute to Russell Johnson presented by Hampton Inn & Suites. This fun night includes an Easter Egg hunt on the race track for the kids, plus a wild enduro race thru soap and water! Emma Tucker returns to action on April 12th after her first victory in the LunkerDaddy Late Models, plus the Mighty MST’s, the Wild (and we mean rollover WILD) Toyota Sedans, the $100 to win 4-Bangers, the NCMA Sprint cars and the USAC HPD Midgets!

 

 

A win for the “Wild Child”

by Dana Royer/34 Raceway

BURLINGTON, IA (3-30-13) - Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio, made a stop at Burlington’s 34 Raceway Sunday night, March 30 and picked up a Brockway Mechanical Sprint Invaders win in the track’s and Sprint Invaders 2014 season opener. Haudenschild, a familiar name on the World of Outlaws Sprint Series had competed in the National Championship Racing Association sprint car race in Park City, Kansas on Saturday and decided to make a stop at 34 Raceway to compete in the 360 sprint event on his way to Ohio.

The season opener, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 29 had been postponed to Sunday night and featured the Brockway Mechanical Sprint Invaders 360 Sprints, Louisa Communications 4 Cylinders, Coors Silver Bullet Mod Lites and the first appearance of the IMRA Midgets.

Picking up wins along with Haudenschild (sprints) were Austen Becerra (4 Cylinders), Carthage, Il., Justin Buchholz, Davenport (Mod Lites) and Aaron Schuck, Joliet, Il. (IMRA Midgets).

Coming up this week at 34 Raceway will be the Midwest Performance and Power Clash for Cash Night 1 for Quads, Pit Bikes, & Side By Sides. Pits open at 2:30, Practice 4:15 – 5:15 and racing starts at 5:30. Grandstand admission is $5.00.

Three heats and a B-Feature set the field for the first Brockway Mechanical Sprint Invaders feature race of the 2014 season at 34 Raceway with Jac “The Wild Child” Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio picking up the win. Twenty cars started the main event with Brett Tripplet and John Agan on the front row of the twenty car field.

The Hall of Famer from Ohio started on the outside of the third row and trailed Tripplett who had pulled away from the field early on. The leaders weaved through traffic throughout much of the twenty lapper. With two laps remaining Haudenschild had closed in on Tripplett and when Tripplett got blocked behind lapped cars he went low allowing Haudenschild to go to the outside and pass the leader, going on to take the checkered flag. Wayne Johnson, John Agen, and Kaley Gharst finished out the top five.

In his first night out for the 2014 racing season, Justin Buchholz would pick up his first win of the season in the Coors Silver Bullet Mod Lite feature. Buchholz took the lead from his front row start and had to hold off Jimmy May for the win in the twelve lap feature. May would finish second followed by Chase Flatt, Daniel Keltner and Gary Snyder rounding out the top five.

Twenty cars took to the track for the Louisa Communications 4 Cylinder feature event with Austen Becerra picking up the win. Becerra took the lead from William Michel on lap nine of the twelve lap race for the win. Michel would finish second followed by Trent Orwig, Jacob Brown and Kimberly Abbot rounding out the top five.

The IMRA Midgets made their first of four stops at 34 Raceway this year with Aaron Schuck getting the win when Jeff Mallonee was disqualified in the ten car, twelve lap feature. Following Schuck across the finishing line were Robert Bell, Patrick Bruns, Shane Morgan and Barry Trone rounding out the top five.

Louisa Communications 4 Cylinders FEATURE: 1. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Il., 2. William Michel, Muscatine, 3. Trent Orwig, Blakesburg, 4. Jacob Brown, Wapello, 5. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Il., 6. Steven Struck, Atalissa, 7. Brandon Lambert, Carthage, Il., 8. Brandon Setser, Davenport, 9. Jerrod Nichols, Stronghurst, Il., 10. Shawn Baker, Burlington, 11. Bryerson Tharp, Grandview, 12. Brian Mehaffy, Danville, 13. Travis Smith, LaHarpe, Il., 14. Duane Dixon, West Burlington, 15. Billy Stanford, Wapello, 16. Daytona Fenton, Burlington, 17. Kevin Mortimer, Biggsville, Il., 18. Dustin Ravelin, Burlington, 19. Larry Miller, Burlington, 20. Eric Stogdell, Colona, Il., 21. Ken Stogdell, East Moline, Il., 22. Cody Vandusen, Wilton. HEAT WINNERS: Brown, Michel.

Coors Silver Bullet Mod Lites FEATURE: 1. Justin Buchholz, Davenport, 2. Jimmy May, Desota, 3. Chase Flatt, Monmouth, Il., 4. Daniel Keltner, Coralville, 5. Gary Snyder, Monmouth, Il., 6. Devon Rouse, Burlington, 7. Mike Morrill, Pleasant Hill, 8. Joe Waterman, West Burlington. HEAT WINNER: Morrill.

IMRA Midgets FEATURE: 1. Aaron Schuck, Joliet, Il., 2. Robert Bell, Colfax, 3. Patrick Bruns, Champaign, Il., 4. Shane Morgan, Creve Coeur, Il., 5. Barry Trone, Roseville, Il., 6. Travis Pence, Biggsville, Il., 7. Jeff Zelinski, Joliet, Il., 8. Brayden Gaylord, Wever, 9. Brad Greenup, Channalten, Il., 10. Jeff Mallonee, Bettendorf. HEAT WINNERS: Bruns, Schuck.

Brockway Mechanical Sprint Invaders 360 Sprints FEATURE: 1. Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, Oh., 2. Bret Tripplett, Middletown, Il., 3. Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, 4 John Agan, Knoxville, 5. Kaley Gharst, Decatur, Il., 6. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, 7. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, 8. Joey Moughan, Springfield, Il., 9. Carson McCarl, Altoona, 10. Tony Schilling, Knoxville, 11. Justin Newberry, Danville, 12. Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, 13. Mike Houseman, Jr., Des Moines, 14. Dustin Selvage, Indianola, 15. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, 16. Andy Huston, Roseville, Il., 17. Dave Getchell, Sperry, 18. Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, 19. Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, Il., 20. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Il., HEAT WINNERS: Schilling, Gharst, Haudenschild. B- FEATURE: 1. Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill.

 

 

The Wild Child” Wins Wild One in West Burlington!

(Bill W) March 30, 2014 – “The Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild scored his first career win with the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Sunday night. The event kicked off the 2014 season for the Sprint Invaders, and the Wooster, Ohio native was the first driver from his state to win a feature in the series’ thirteen year history.

Jon Agan led the first lap, before Bret Tripplett shot by and took off from the field in the non-stop 20-lapper. The Lincoln, Illinois driver built a straightaway lead as Wayne Johnson grabbed second from Agan on lap five. Haudenschild followed Johnson by Agan a lap later and the two veterans grappled for the runner-up position.

At the halfway point, Tripplett’s lead in heavy traffic was about a straightaway over Johnson, Haudenschild, Agan and Kaley Gharst. Haudenschild shot around Johnson on lap 13 and began his pursuit of Tripplett who was struggling to lap Andy Huston for a series of laps.

Haudenschild reeled in the leader and grabbed the point with two to go. “(Triplett) was so far out there I didn’t know who was leading!” he said in Victory Lane. “We got him right there at the end. It was definitely a fun race! I’m glad we stopped here. It’s a nice little racetrack. Scott (Benic) got the car working good, and my car owner, Rick Rogers, isn’t here tonight, but I’m glad to be in the 9w car.”

Tripplett settled for second. “For just finishing this car last night, and being late getting here…things went well,” he said. “You could tell I was rusty in lapped traffic. I’ve been sitting around all winter, while some of these guys have been racing. It’s the first night out, but we definitely have to get better in traffic. I just have to thank my wife for letting me come up here, along with my mom and dad and Steve Shively.”

Johnson was third, and talked about Triplett getting away early. “Track position was a big thing. Clean air is a big thing, but I knew in traffic, he was going to come back to us. I thought we had the car to beat early on to the middle of the race. Our car just quit going. We’ve struggled lately with being fast early on, and slowing down. We’re working on getting that turned around to where we were in the past.”

Agan was fourth ahead of Gharst. Josh Schneiderman, Bobby Mincer, hard-charger Joey Moughan, Carson McCarl and Tony Shilling rounded out the top ten. Shilling, Gharst and Haudenschild won heat races. Shilling took the Dash, and Russ Hall won the B main.

The Sprint Invaders return to action, Friday, April 4 at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, and they will make their first trip ever to the Jackson County Speedway in Maquoketa, Iowa on Saturday, April 5.

Results

Brockway Mechanical & Roofing A main (started), 20 laps: 1. 9w, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (6) 2. 22, Bret Tripplett, Lincoln, IL (1) 3. 10, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (5) 4. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (2) 5. 41, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (4) 6. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (8) 7. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (9) 8. 17m, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (20) 9. 27, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (10) 10. 22T, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (3) 11. 36, Justin Newberry, West Burlington, IA (12) 12. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (16) 13. 68, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (14) 14. 73, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (17) 15. 11s, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (19) 16. 40, Andy Huston, Roseville, IL (11) 17. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (15) 18. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (13) 19. 99, Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, IL (18) 20. 9, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (7). Lap Leaders: Agan 1, Tripplett 2-17, Haudenschild 18-20. KSE Hard-charger: Moughan.

Advanced Plumbing & Machine Heat one (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash, top five to A main: 1. Tony Shilling (2) 2. Bret Tripplett (7) 3. Paul Nienhiser (1) 4. Carson McCarl (5) 5. Mitchell Alexander (4) / 6. 84, Dustin Whiting, Burlington, IA (3) 7. Jarrod Schneiderman (6) DNS – Joey Moughan

Huston Land Improvement Heat two (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash, top five to A main: 1. Kaley Gharst (1) 2. Wayne Johnson (2) 3. Josh Schneiderman (3) 4. Andy Huston (4) 5. Mike Houseman Jr. (5) / 6. Dustin Selvage (6) 7. `10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (7) 8. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (8)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat three (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash, top five to A main: 1. Jac Haudenschild (2) 2. Jon Agan (3) 3. Bobby Mincer (1) 4. Justin Newberry (4) 5. Dave Getchell (7) / 6. Jimmy Davies (5) 7. 12G, Kelly Graham, Collins, IA (8) 8. Russ Hall (6)

Budweiser “King of Beers” Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Tony Shilling (1) 2. Kaley Gharst (2) 3. Wayne Johnson (6) 4. Jac Haudenschild (3) 5. Bret Tripplett (5) 6. Jon Agan (4)

B main (started), 12 laps, top five to A main: 1. Russ Hall (8) 2. Dustin Selvage (2) 3. Jimmy Davies (3) 4. Jarrod Schneiderman (4) 5. Joey Moughan (7) / 6. Dustin Whiting (1) 7. Tim Moore (5) 8. Kelly Graham (6) DNS – Chase Wanner

Contingencies

Weld – Justin Newberry

Saldana Racing Products – Mike Houseman Jr.

Pyrotec – Jarrod Schneiderman

Mt. Dew Kick Start – Mitchell Alexander

Mt. Dew Kick Start – Dustin Whiting

 

 

81 Speedway 360 Sprints 3/29/14

NCRA Sprints 3/29/2014

NCRA Heat 1:1. Cole Wood, 2. Kyle Bellm (Nixa, Mo), 3. CJ Johnson (Quinter, Ks), 4. Jon Agan (Knoxville, Ia), 5. Justin Hinderson, 6. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, Ks), 7. Jordan Boston (Lincoln, Ne), 8. Wyatt Burks (Topeka, Ks), 9. Jason Danley (Lincoln, Ne), 10. Raymond Seeman (Jetmore, Ks),

NCRA Heat 2:1. Kevin Swindell (Bartlett, Tn), 2. Koby Barksdale (Norman, Ok), 3. Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, Ia), 4. Dustin Morgan (Broken Arrow, Ok), 5. Billy Alley (Bennet, Ne), 6. Luke Cranston (Ness City, Ks), 7. Jordan Weaver (Woodward, Ok), 8. Jake Greider (Haysville, Ks), 9. Rick Wright Jr (Ponca City, Ok), 10. Kaden Taylor (Forgan, Ok),

NCRA Heat 3:1. Danny Jennings (Norman, Ok), 2. Danny Wood (Norman, Ok), 3. Jeremy Campbell (Wichita, Ks), 4. Harli White (Lindsay, OK), 5. Sean McClelland (Tulsa, Ks), 6. Dustin Selvage (Indianola, Ia), 7. Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, Ok), 8. Jake Martens (Fairview, Ok), 9. Jeff Stasa (Kingman, Ks), 10. Ty Williams (Liberal, Ks),

NCRA Heat 4:1. Danny Lasoski (Higginsville, Mo), 2. Kevin Ramey, 3. Don Droud Jr. (Lincoln, Ne), 4. J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 5. Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH), 6. Kris Miller (Woodward, Ok), 7. Jon Freeman (Salina, Ks), 8. Zach Blurton (Great Bend, Ks), 9. Michelle Decker (Guthrie, Ok),

NCRA Sprint A:1. Kevin Swindell (Bartlett, Tn), 2. Jeremy Campbell (Wichita, Ks), 3. CJ Johnson (Quinter, Ks), 4. Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH), 5. Danny Wood (Norman, Ok), 6. Cole Wood, 7. Kyle Bellm (Nixa, Mo), 8. Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, Ia), 9. Danny Jennings (Norman, Ok), 10. Billy Alley (Bennet, Ne), 11. Koby Barksdale (Norman, Ok), 12. Don Droud Jr. (Lincoln, Ne), 13. Danny Lasoski (Higginsville, Mo), 14. Dustin Morgan (Broken Arrow, Ok), 15. Jon Agan (Knoxville, Ia), 16. Jake Martens (Fairview, Ok), 17. Jordan Boston (Lincoln, Ne), 18. J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 19. Kevin Ramey, 20. Justin Hinderson, 21. Dustin Selvage (Indianola, Ia), 22. Sean McClelland (Tulsa, Ks),

NCRA Sprint B 1:1. Jon Agan (Knoxville, Ia), 2. Dustin Selvage (Indianola, Ia), 3. Jake Martens (Fairview, Ok), 4. Jordan Weaver (Woodward, Ok), 5. Jason Danley (Lincoln, Ne), 6. Jeff Stasa (Kingman, Ks), 7. Kris Miller (Woodward, Ok), 8. Ty Williams (Liberal, Ks), 9. Harli White (Lindsay, OK), 10. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, Ks), 11. Raymond Seeman (Jetmore, Ks), 12. Wyatt Burks (Topeka, Ks),

NCRA Sprint B 2:1. J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 2. Jordan Boston (Lincoln, Ne), 3. Justin Hinderson, 4. Luke Cranston (Ness City, Ks), 5. Michelle Decker (Guthrie, Ok), 6. Zach Blurton (Great Bend, Ks), 7. Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, Ok), 8. Jon Freeman (Salina, Ks), 9. Jake Greider (Haysville, Ks), 10. Kaden Taylor (Forgan, Ok), 11. Rick Wright Jr (Ponca City, Ok),

 

 

Pelkey Pounces in CSP Season Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (March 29, 2014) – Josh Pelkey carried his early-season momentum into Saturday night’s Canyon Speedway Park Season Opener by racing to victory lane in the 30-lap feature event that also kicked off the 2014 USAC Southwest Sprint Car campaign.

While Pelkey bested the wingless Sprint Car ranks, other CSP Season Opener winners included Ty Weidner in Pure Stocks, Colton Hardy in Micro Sprints and Brenden Priest in AMA Mod Lites.

After finishing among the top five in five of six Winter Challenge feature events at CSP, sixth-starter Pelkey took command when early leader Mike Bonneau crashed out after two laps and led the rest of the way to take the season-opening win aboard the ABC Body Shop No. 12 entry.

Pelkey took the checkered flag ahead of defending USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion R.J. Johnson, who claimed runner-up honors from the 11th starting position, with Shon Deskins, Thomas Ogle and Andrew Reinbold rounding out the top five.

Mike Martin turned in the top passing performance by racing from 18th to sixth with Lonnie Oliver, Michael Curtis, Tye Mihocko and Nick Aiuto completing the top ten.

In Pure Stock action, Ty Weidner raced from the sixth starting position as well to top a stout field of 26 entries with Chris McCurdy, Jr., 11th-starter Joe Vlasity and front row starters Ty Warner and Chuck Thornton rounding out the top five.

Colton Hardy clamed Micro Sprint honors from the pole position ahead of Dustin Cormany and Garrett Guilkey, with Brenden Priest carrying over his Winter Challenge success by taking AMA Mod Lite honors ahead of Adam Etcher and John Priest.

Following an Open Practice on Wednesday, April 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., action at Canyon Speedway Park continues on April 12 with the Spring Speed Event featuring IMCA Modified along with Challenge Cup Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Renegades and Dwarf Cars.

Canyon Speedway Park Season Opener

March 29, 2014 Results:

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 29-Mike Bonneau, 3. 28-Mike Morin, 4. 32b-Brian Hosford, 5. 7T-Lonnie Oliver, 6. 7k-Bruce St. James, 7. 83-Michael Woodruff.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 20-Shon Deskins, 2. 11c-Michael Curtis, 3. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 4. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 5. 27-Nick Aiuto, 6. 53-Tom Lee, 7. 17m-Michael Colegrove.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 5-Tye Mihocko, 2. 12-Josh Pelkey, 3. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 4. 02-Matt Rossi, 5. 2x-Joshua Shipley, 6. 16-Mike Martin.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 12-Josh Pelkey, 2. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 5. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 6. 16-Mike Martin, 7. 7T-Lonnie Oliver, 8. 11c-Michael Curtis, 9. 5-Tye Mihocko, 10. 27-Nick Aiuto, 11. 53-Tom Lee, 12. 2x-Joshua Shipley, 13. 83-Michael Woodruff, 14. 7k-Bruce St. James, 15. 32b-Brian Hosford, 16. 29-Mike Bonneau, 17. 28-Mike Morin, 18. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 19. 02-Matt Rossi, 20. 17-Michael Colegrove.

Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 90-Ty Warner, 2. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 3. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 4. Z28-Ty Weidner, 5. 04b-Michael Humphreys, 6. 27T-John Todd, 7. 21m-Matt Martinez, 8. 40sr-Jeff Stafford, 9. 91-Chris Boulware, Jr.

Second Heat: 1. 5m-Zack Madrid, 2. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 3. 54F-Guy Fite, 4. 07-Terry Hill, 5. 28-Mike Herrera, 6. 97-Stephen Lumpkin, 7. 4-Justin Bishop, 8. 6s-Kyle Salo, 9. 3-Ashley Stafford.

Third Heat: 1. 92p-John Parmeley, 2. 22x-Richard Veralrud, 3. XX-Chuck Thornton, 4. 01bc-Bryson Curry, 5. 58-Russ Amsler, 6. 55-Jason Schwader, 7. 77-Danny James, 8. 64x-Vance Honea.

“B” Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 64x-Vance Honea, 3. 04b-Michael Humphreys, 4. 55-Jason Schwader, 5. 27T-John Todd, 6. 77-Danny James, 7. 4-Justin Bishop, 8. 6s-Kyle Salo, 9. 40sr-Jeff Stafford, 10. 91-Chris Boulware, Jr., 11. 3-Ashley Stafford, 12. 28-Mike Herrera, 13. 58-Russ Amsler, 14. 97-Stephen Lumpkin.

“A” Feature: 1. Z28-Ty Weidner, 2. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 3. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 4. 90-Ty Warner, 5. XX-Chuck Thornton, 6. 22x-Richard Veralrud, 7. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 8. 4-Justin Bishop, 9. 5m-Zack Madrid, 10. 64x-Vance Honea, 11. 07-Terry Hill, 12. 54F-Guy Fite, 13. 01bc-Bryson Curry, 14. 6s-Kyle Salo, 15. 77-Danny James, 16. 04b-Michael Humphreys, 17. 92p-John Parmeley, 18. 21m-Matt Martinez, 19. 27T-John Todd, 20. 55-Jason Schwader.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 9-Garrett Guilkey, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 2-Dennis Carrier, 4. 101-Jim Branum, 5. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 6. 42-Kenny Hilton, 7. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 8. 50-Cliff Cormany.

Second Heat: 1. 77-Aaron Miller, 2. 4-Ryan Walter, 3. 12-David Tardiff, 4. 53-Joe Pritts, 5. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 6. 7-Mason Keefer, 7. 18-Travis Sellers, 8. 45-Brandon Selph.

Third Heat: 1. 14-Dustin Cormany, 2. 24-Pat Wing, 3. 6-Dave Van Ess, 4. 55-Greg Pritts, 5. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 6. 4s-Spencer Hill, 7. 15T-Tracey Simmons.

“B” Feature: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 15T-Tracey Simmons, 3. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 4. 18-Travis Sellers, 5. 50-Cliff Cormany, 6. 4-Ryan Walter, 7. 45-Brandon Selph.

“A” Feature: 1. 41-Colton Hardy, 2. 14-Dustin Cormany, 3. 9-Garrett Guilkey, 4. 6-Dave Van Ess, 5. 77-Aaron Miller, 6. 12-David Tardiff, 7. 24-Pat Wing, 8. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 9. 18-Travis Sellers, 10. 42-Kenny Hilton, 11. 15T-Tracey Simmons, 12. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 13. 7-Mason Keefer, 14. 2-Dennis Carrier, 15. 4-Ryan Walter, 16. 101-Jim Branum, 17. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 18. 53-Joe Pritts, 19. 55-Greg Pritts, 20. 57-Kyle Huttenhow.

AMA Mod Lites:

First Heat: 1. 51-John Priest, 2. 99-Adam Etcher, 3. 88-Tyler Merrill, 4. 96-Hayden Bender, 5. 15-Ken Young, 6. 97-Steve Bender, 7. 14-Josh Rivera, 8. 26-Eric Muse, 9. 30-Erin Harrison.

Second Heat: 1. 52-Brenden Priest, 2. 55-Lexus Gann, 3. 19-Anthony Platt, 4. 95-Collin Bender, 5. 17-Steve Moriarty, 6. 9-Mark Hammill, 7. 69-Tom Kuncis, 8. 36-Mike Smith.

“A” Feature: 1. 52-Brenden Priest, 2. 99-Adam Etcher, 3. 51-John Priest, 4. 88-Tyler Merrill, 5. 17-Steve Moriarty, 6. 19-Anthony Platt, 7. 15-Ken Young, 8. 14-Josh Rivera, 9. 95-Collin Bender, 10. 96-Hayden Bender, 11. 97-Steve Bender, 12. 55-Lexus Gann, 13. 26-Eric Muse, 14. 69-Tom Kuncis, 15. 9-Mark Hammill, 16. 36-Mike Smith, 17. 30-Erin Harrison.

 

 

Moore takes WAR season opener at Midway

Lebanon, MO(March 29, 2014)- Repeating his performance to start off last season, Mitchell Moore captured the WAR Sprint Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps race at Lebanon-Midway Speedway Saturday night. From his front row starting position, Moore showed he was the car to beat as he jumped out into the lead at the start. Before a lap could be completed, third starting Josh Stephens and Layne Himebaugh made contact in turn two with Stephens spinning to a stop. Himebaugh would end up going to the pits with damage from the contact. Stephens, meanwhile, would restart at the tail. Moore again took off on the start and he would jump out to a big lead with Taylor Walton and Peter Palazzolo running behind him. Walton, Palazzolo, Chad Goff, and Bob Thoman had a good race going on behind Moore with Palazzolo moving up to second and Goff and Thoman working their way by Walton. Palazzolo and Goff would work their way past Walton with Goff then moving past Palazzolo. Over the next handful of laps, Palazzolo and Thoman had a very good battle for third as they continued to swap the position until a caution came out with eight laps in the books for Walton, who had stopped in turn two. Moore continued to lead over Goff, Thoman, Palazzolo, and Stephens, who had worked his way back from the tail. The race's final caution would come out with twenty three laps complete as Chris Desselle spun in turn four. This would set up a green-white-checkered finish, but nobody would catch Moore in his Kelly Potter-owned XXX with Moore power under the hood. Goff would come home second in his B&D Racing DRC with Kercher-Mopar power. Thoman, who was the evening's fast qualifier, came home third in his Cars Plus Credit DRC with Chevy power Palazzolo was fourth in his Rolla Auto Salvage Covico-powered Eagle. Stephens was fifth in his Summers Bros. Farms Eagle with Gaerte power. The WAR Sprint Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps will next be in action on Friday April 18th as they make their first appearance at the Callaway Raceway in Fulton, MO. A race has been added to the schedule as WAR will now be racing at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, MO on Saturday August 23rd. Please go to warsprints.com for more information about Wingless Auto Racing.

Lebanon-Midway Speedway Lebanon, MO 15 cars Time Trials- 1. 27 Bob Thoman, Higginsville, MO- 13.53, 2. 77-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO-13.60, 3. 94L Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK-13.67, 4. 51 Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS-13.78, 5. 09 Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO-13.88, 6. 8 Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO-13.98, 7. 70 Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO-14.05, 8. 21C Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO-14.23, 9. 55 Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO-14.23, 10. 24 Kevin Risley, Collinsville, OK-14.29, 11. 04 Brad Graham, Springfield, MO-14.48 12. 9 Chad Goff, Spring Hill, KS-14.50, 13. 77X P.J. Grimes, Otterville, MO-14.91, 14. 12 John Helm, Kearney, MO-15.20, 15. 10 Will Register, Sedalia, MO-15.59

1st Heat-10 laps 1. 09-Stephens (4) 2. 27-Thoman (6) 3. 94L- Himebaugh (7) 4. 70-Palazzolo (5) 5. 55-Potter (2) 6. 77X-Grimes (8) 7. 04-Graham (3) 8. 10-Register (1)

2nd Heat-10 laps 1. 9-Goff (2) 2. 24-Risley (3) 3. 51-Moore (6) 4. 77-Walton (7) 5. 21C-Desselle (4) 6. 8-Wingate (5) 7. 12-Helm (1)-DNF

A-Main- 25 laps 1. 51-Moore (1) 2. 9-Goff (10) 3. 27-Thoman (6) 4. 70-Palazzolo (5) 5. 09-Stephens (3) 6. 24-Risley (8) 7. 55-Potter (11) 8. 8-Wingate (7) 9. 04-Graham (12) 10. 77X-Grimes (13) 11. 21C-Desselle (9) 12. 10-Register (15) 13. 77-Walton (2) 14. 94L-Himebaugh (4) 15. 12-Helm (14)

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, 10th race of 2014, racing at Merced Speedway, Merced, CA

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Merced, CA, 03/28/2014) An action packed World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series took on Merced Speedway in California as they continue their "Spring Break" tour.

There were thirty-two Sprints ready to challenge this quarter mile dirt oval, but as the last lap scored, it was David Gravel of Watertown, CT who rocketed across the finish line for his first victory in 2014. Second place went to Tim Kaeding of San Jose, CA, who had started this race in twelfth and collecting the third podium finish was Kyle Hirst of Elk Grove, CA. These three drivers all drove number 83 sprints. What are the odds of that? It was an amazing race, with an amazing finish & in all the races I've attended, I have never seen the top three finishing teams, all sport the same number.

"This is my first win of this season. It's great to win for these guys (Rod Tiner, car owner and his team). I started in fifth, raced into fourth on the second lap, then kept a steady pace until I took the lead with fifteen laps to go. I thought the lap traffic was hard to pass on this small track. The track line to race was either the bottom of the middle or just the bottom. It's really great to win here. I want to thank Rod Tiner Racing, our whole team and all who Sponsored us." said Gravel, who raced a 10.589 second lap during qualifying for fast time of the night and scored a fourth in the first Heat Race.

Rod Tiner, with a huge smile, said, "David drove a great race and this is an exciting win for us." The car number on the Rod Tiner car, is 83sa.

Tonight was a huge night for Roth Racing of California as the next two finishers are both racing Roth Sprints.

Tim Kaeding, racing the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series for points this season, raced from his twelfth place start to make it to second place with just about three laps to go.

"It was a great run and I hope we can keep it going. I didn't want to take any chances. The bottom (of the track) was the best place to go. Going into this race tonight, starting in twelfth, I was hoping for a top five finish. We had a good car but the track was hard to pass on. I was racing the bottom line and decided that I should slow down, not wanting to make contact with anyone that could cause us to spin. This whole team has won us good finishes. I think we've got back where we need to be tonight. Finishing in second, is really great. I want to thank Roth Motorsports, Dennis Roth and all of the Roth family, all of our Sponsors, our team who works so hard, for making all of this possible." said Kaeding, driver of the #83 Sprint. T. Kaeding was ninth fast in qualifying and scored third in the fourth Heat Race.

Rounding out the top three, is another California driver, who races for Roth Motorsports, Kyle Hirst of Elk Grove. Hirst set twelfth fast during qualifying and won the second Heat Race, earning a first place start in this forty lap "A" feature race.

"I raced the lead for about a total of thirteen laps. I tried to make it last but I got into lap traffic. I bottom raced. It's the best finish I've ever had racing with the WoO Sprint Car Series. I'm happy. I want to thank Ross Motorsports, Dennis and Theresa Roth, our Sponsors and our guys on our team." said Hirst.

Fourth place went to Joey Saldana, driver of the #71M, Motter Equipment Inc. Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, set second fast in qualifying, scored a third in the second heat race, to earn his third place start in the feature.

"The track was good, but you really couldn't race the top. The bottom part of the middle and the bottom, were pretty much the options. This is a small track so passing is tough. I'm not happy finishing in fourth, but it is what it is. We will keep working to get better." said Saldana. Saldana has been really quite good with qualifying and definitely has the talent.

There were about three cautions and one red flag, in this race. No injuries were reported. Kerry Madsen had just driven into the lead of this race and while racing the back stretch, contact with Mason Moore and Steve Kinser, had Madsen rolling his #29 sprint. All three drivers had to retire from the race. Madsen was the only driver who tried to return but after racing just three-fourths of a lap, the caution flew out and the car was done for tonight. Cautions, were for Sammy Swindell who had car problems. Brian Brown also ended his run at this time. Cody Darrah spun in the fourth turn.

Fifth place went to, Paul McMahan (TN), followed by, Donny Schatz, (ND), Brad Sweet (CA), Daren Pittman (OK), Terry McCarl (IA), Rico Abreu (CA), Jonathan Allard (CA), Jason Statler (CA), Tommy Tarlton (CA), Bud Kaeding (CA), Jason Sides (TN), D J Netto (CA), Kraig Kinser (IN), Cory Eliason (CA), Cody Darrah (PA), Kerry Madsen (NSW), Steve Kinser (IN), Mason Moore (CA), Sammy Swindell (TN), Brian Brown (MO).

"B" Main, Dash and Heat Race finishes, are as follows: PLEASE NOTE: All finishes, times, etc., through out this article are unofficial.

"B" Main: (Four Transfer into the "A") Moore, Eliason, K. Kinser, Brown, Shane Golobic (CA), Logan Schuchart (PA), Jacob Allen (PA), Matt Jensen (CA), Mark Barrosa (CA), Dominic Scelzi (CA), Sean McMahan (CA), Jason Toft.

DASH: Hirst, Madsen, Saldana, Swindell, Gravel, Tarlton.

Heat Race Finishes:

Heat #1: Madsen, Abreu, P. McMahan, Gravel, Allard, K. Kinser, Scelzi, Schuchart.

Heat #2: Swindell, McCarl, Saldana, Schatz, Sides, Golobic, S. McMahan, Brown.

Heat #3: Tarlton, Sweet, S. Kinser, Netto, B. Kaeding, Jensen, Moore, Barrosa.

Heat #4: Hirst, Darrah, T. Kaeding, Pittman, Statler, Eliason, Allen, Toft.

 

 

FARR WINS THE $10,000.

Robbie Farr is making a habit of winning the big races at Sydney's Valvoline Raceway and last night won the $10,000 to win Daily Telegraph Sizzler. Second to the finish line was Jackson Delamont and third home was Grant Anderson.

The meeting - held over for seven days due to a washout last weekend - consisted of the remaining events on the program, that being the B-Main and all-important 35 Lap final. At the drop of the green flag, it was Grant Anderson who used his front row starting spot to full advantage. Anderson set upon opening up a good gap ahead of Troy Little and Robbie Farr who was planning his attack from the get-go.

At half race distance, Farr moved into second place as rain began to fall. Jackson Delamont also made his intentions clear by moving into the top three, putting Little back to fourth.

With Just six laps remaining, Farr moved to the top spot and with just over four laps to go, Delamont made his move on Anderson for second. David Murcott and Roddy Bell Bowen also had a spirited fight for the top five. On the last corner, Troy Little upended but walked away OK. That gave fourth to Dave Murcott from Roddy Bell Bowen in fifth and Grant Tunks, Trevor Green, Ben Atkinson, Max Dumesny and comeback lady racer Kelly Linigen rounding out the top ten.

Earlier, the B-Main was won by Gavin Black over Kelly Linigen and Toby Bell Bowen.

The next event on the Sprintcar Association of NSW calendar is next Saturday night, April 5 with the penultimate round of the Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Championship.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 18. Daily Telegraph $10,000 Sprintcar Sizzler

TIME TRIALS – 1. Trevor Green, 4SA, 12.473 ; 2. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.535; 3. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.697; 4. Dave Murcott, 1A, 12.706; 5. Kelly Linigen, 25N, 12.736; 6. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 12.813; 7. Jordyn Brazier, 21Q, 12.12846; 8. Troy Little, 20N, 12.863; 9. Peter Bourke, 89N, 12.873; 10. James Thompson, 22N, 12.953; 11. Brent Aprile, 42NQ, 12.955; 12. Jackson Delamont, 48N, 12.972; 13. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.975; 14. Ian Loudoun, 6N, 12.987; 15. Anthony Brien, 68N, 13.014; 16. Max Johnston, 38N, 13.017; 17. Dave Lambert, 42N, 13.086; 18. Grant Anderson, 37V, 13.098; 19. Jay Waugh, 99C, 13.108; 20. Grant Tunks, 54N, 13.119; 21. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.151; 22. Matt Young, 44N, 13.13.156; 23. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.239; 24. Gavin Black, 82N, 13.256; 25. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 13.308; 26. Craig Brady, 74N, 13.321; 27. Peter Attard, 51C, 13.339; 28. Garry Rooke, 40N, 13.342; 29. Steve Rowell, 6Q, 13.391; 30. Peter Gordon, 14N, 13.439; 31. Michael Saller, 56N, 13.459; 32. Matthew Thomas, 15N, 13.495; 33. Seb Johnston, 80N, 13.589; 34. Luca Cox, 91N, 13.674; 35. Darren Meehan, 90N, 13.805; 36. Guy Stanshall, 18N; 13.845. 37. Matthew Craft, 3C, 13.853; 38. Paul Laskazeski, 9C, 14.915; 39. Hayley Sayers, 87N, NT; 40. Ben Atkinson, 2N, NT; 41. Michael Jordan, 34N, NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. D Lambert, 2. T Little, 3. M Johnston, 4. Matt Dumesny, 5. T Green, 6. G Black, 7. P Bourke, 8. S Rowell, 9. H Sayers, 10. L Cox. 2:01.498.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. R Farr, 2. G Anderson, 3. B Skipper, 4. J Thompson, 5. A Brien, 6. C Brady, 7. J Brazier, 8. P Gordon, 9. S Johnston, 10. D Meehan. 2:14.524.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. J Waugh, 2. M Young, 3. R Bell Bowen, 4. B Aprile, 5. M Saller, 6. P Attard, 7. G Stanshall, 8. P Laskazeski, 9. Max Dumesny, (DNF) I Loudoun. NT.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. G Tunks, 2. J Delamont, 3. D Murcott, 4. B Atkinson, 5. M Attard, 6. K Linigen, 7. G Rooke, 8. T Bell Bowen, 9. M Thomas, 10. M Craft. 2:13.582.

B MAIN: ( 15 laps) 1. Gavin Black, 2. Kelly Linigen, 3. Toby Bell Bowen, 4. Peter Bourke, 5. Jordyn Brazier, 6. Max Dumesny. 7. Garry Rooke, 8. Darren Meehan, 9. Guy Stanshall, 10. Hayley Sayers, (DNF) Seb Johnston. 3:46.783.

A MAIN: (35 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Robbie Farr (8), 2. Jackson Delamont (3), 3. Grant Anderson (2), 4. Dave Murcott (9), 5. Roddy Bell Bowen (10), 6. Grant Tunks (5), 7. Trevor Green (16), 8. Ben Atkinson (15), 9. Max Dumesny (23), 10. Kelly Linigen (19), 11. Garry Rooke (24), 12. James Thompson (13), 13. Blake Skipper (12), 14. Troy Little (4), 15. Matt Dumesny (14), 16. (DNF) Max Johnston (11), (DNF) Gavin Black (18), (DNF) Matt Young (1), (DNF) Peter Bourke (21), (DNF) Jay Waugh (6), (DNF) Dave Lambert (7), (DNF) Toby Bell Bowen (20), (DNF) Mark Attard (17), (DNF) Jordyn Brazier (22). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 – 28 Grant Anderson, Laps 29 - 35 Robbie Farr.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 4, Troy Little 12.421.

 

 

Stockton 99 @ the Fairgrounds Midget Opener

SCHUTTE SCORES STOCKTON MIDGET OPENER

By Floyd Busby

STOCKTON, CA., MARCH 21: Alex Schutte kicked of the new season for the Bay Cities Racing Association’s celebratory 75th season with a win at the Stockton 99 Fairgrounds Speedway. Schutte drove the Schutte/McElwee Spike/Esslinger to the 30-lap feature win on the 3/8-mile dirt oval, forging ahead over the final four laps after retaking the lead from runner-up Shannon McQueen in her Simpson Race Products Spike/Esslinger. Nick Chivello, in the Rogers Trucking Spike/Esslinger, jumped into the initial lead from his outside front row starting berth as Sean Dodenhoff charged into second from the outside second row aboard the Torco Oil EMC/Fontana. On lap three Richard VanDerweerd worked his way into second aboard Mike Sala’s FK Rod Ends Spike/Chevy, briefly taking the lead on the fourth lap as Chivello came back to take command. At the 1/3-point Chivello held the lead over VanDerweerd, Schutte, McQueen and a charging Scott Pierovich aboard the Pierovich Mid Coast Transportation Spike/Esslinger. Schutte moved to take second. Two laps later as Chivello ran the high groove, Schutte charged under to take the lead. By the half-way point Dodenhoff had dropped a number of positions, then rebounded to capture fourth over Pierovich. Barry Pries Jr. moved into contention, passing Pierovich to take fifth. As Pierovich and Pries sped down the backstretch, Pierovich charged to the outside, but as he ran alongside, Pries car moved up and contact was made. The contact against the intake stacks resulted in throttle linkage disruption causing a stuck throttle. Pries shot ahead and Pierovich, tucked to the inside of Pries as they entered turn-3. Pierovich struck Pries at full-throttle, resulting in both cars flipping hard, ending at the top of the track. Both drivers walked away unscaved, but both cars were severely damaged. As the red-flag incident was taking place, second-running Chivello pulled off-track out of fuel. Because of the red flag, he was able to return to the back of the field prior to the restart. Schutte took the green flag as the leader over Dodenhoff and McQueen. On lap-23 Dodenhoff spun in turn-1, was pushed off and returned to the rear of what was now only an eight-car field. At the green McQueen charged to the inside and exited turn-four as the leader over Schutte. Schutte dogged McQueen for four laps, then charged under her to regain the lead, holding off the contender to the checkered flag. Dodenhoff had moved back up to take third over Scott Kinney, Gary Conterno, Bill Lindsey and Floyd Alvis.

QUALIFYING: 1. #19W Jonathan Henry – Sala Weld Way Inc. Spike/Esslingeer. 16.194 (Record); 2. #35 Scott Pierovice – Pierovich Mid Coast Transportation Spike/Esslinger. 16.221; 3. #35B Brett Felkins – Felkins/Maggio OZV Spike/Fontana. 16.227; 4. #7 Shannon McQueen – McQueen Simpson Race Products Spike/Esslinger. 16.322; 5. #17 Chad Nichols – Nichols Spike/Esslinger. 16.469; 6. #28 Alex Schutte – Schutte/McElwee Spike/Esslinger. 16.483; 7. # 9D Sean Dodenhoff – Torco Oil EMC Fontana. 16.556; 8. 19S Richard VanDerweerd – Sala FK Rod Ends Spike/Chevy. 16.689; 9. 27 Nick Chivello – Paul Chivello – Rogers Trucking Spike/Esslinger. 16.831; 10. #17K Mark Maliepaard – Morris Motorsports/Morris Insurance Spike/Esslinger. 17. 168; 11. #27C Scott Kinney – Blackwell Stealth/Rouch Ford. 17.229. 12. #11 Justin Grant, Dave Thurston – Bruce Thurston Enterprises Spike/Esslinger. 17.233; 13. #7R Rich Cook II – Cook Spike/Fontana. 17.281; 14.#8 Bill Lindsey – Donaldson -Rite Way Wheel Specialists Stealth/Gaerte Chevy. 17.920; 15. #55 Gary Conterno – Conterno. 18.120; 16. #11F Floyd Alvis – Alvis Champion Automotive Stealth/Gaerte. 18.278; 17. #74 J.R. Williams – Williams Carson Dodge-Chrysler Stealth/RRE Chevy. 18.811. 18. #46 Rick Holbrook – Holbrook Revolution Racing Engineering TCR/Chevy Ecotech. 19.149. 19. #9 Michael Donaldson – Stu Donaldson More Beer of Concord TRC/Pontiac. 19223. 20. #14 Barry Pries Jr.- BRAP Racing Spike/Esslinger. 19.813. 21. #00 Nathan Washan – Davis Hot Head CompetitionEngine TCR/Esslinger

HEAT-1: Dodenhoff, Henry, McQueen, Maliepaard, Alvis, Donaldson, Cook. HEAT-2: VanDerweerd, Pries, Kinney, Nichols, Pierovich, Lindsey, Williams. HEAT-3: Schutte, Felkins, Chivello, Conterno, Holbrook, Grant (DNS), Washan (DNS). 2:16.585. DASH FOR CASH: Dodenhoff, McQueen, Felkins, Schutte, Maliepaard, Pierovich (DNS) MAIN: (30 laps): 1. #28 Schutte, 2. #7 McQueen, 3. #9 Dodenhoff, 4. #27C Kinney, 5. #55 Conterno, 6. #8 Lindsey, 7. #11F Alvis, 8. #27 Chivello, 9. #14 Pries, 10. #35 Pierovich, 11. #35B Felkins, 12. #9 Donaldson, 13. #46 Holbrook, 14. #74 Williams, 15. #oo Washan, 16. #19S VanDerweerd, 17. #19W Henry, 18. #17Nichols, 19. #7R Cook, 20. #17K Maliepaard.

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series returns to Stockton 99 Speedway in California, for the second time, for their ninth race of the season.

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530)409-0646

(Stockton, CA, 03/22/2014) "I thought this race would be one we might be lacking. I was in heavy traffic and had to decide what line on the track that I would take. I was hoping that maybe the traffic in front of me would move opposite of my choice. I was half of a strait away a from the finish. I couldn't see the flag stand and then I found out I won" said a very happy and excited Kerry Madsen of St. Marys, NSW.

Madsen, who races in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, just claimed his first win of this season, racing the FVP Western Sprint Shoot Out, in WoO Sprint Car Series action, racing on the dirt oval at Stockton 99 Speedway, Stockton, CA. This is only the second time the WoO Sprint Series has competed here at this facility and there wasn't any doubt that the fans were happy to have the World of Outlaws, here, as they packed the seats.

Madsen, went on to say, " I didn't want to get into traffic, I hoped that I had chose the right line. It was just one of those things in racing that panned out for us. I really thought that Donny Schatz or Joey Saldana were going to take the win, as they raced in front of me. I want to thank all of our Sponsors, all of my crew, my family and all of the fans who came out tonight."

Second place went to Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND. Schatz started this race in eighth and took away the lead on the seventh lap, from Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN. having raced into the lead on the opening lap. Both of these drivers had strong cars and looked like one of these two would take the win, though there were still twenty-three laps left to run in the thirty lap event. Schatz and Saldana would swap the lead back and forth, both showing that they each had the advantage. As the field got down to their final laps, both Saldana and Schatz, more or less, got trapped by slower traffic, the next thing you knew was that Madsen had the win, Schatz was second and Saldana, who led the most laps would round out the top three finishers.

"I really thought I had the race won, but found out I was scored in second. This track is pretty good. It has long straight a ways that you can build up speed to race through the short turns at each end of the track. I like this track. I started eighth and was able to move up. Steve (Kinser) and Tim (Kaeding), also were able to move up. This is a fun place." said Schatz.

Saldana set a new track record during qualifying, having turned a 12.869 second run for fast time of the night, went on to score the most lead laps in the feature race only to get caught in traffic with just three laps to go that led him to a third place finish.

"Actually the track was good. The lap cars really played into the finish of this race. During the race, Donny (Schatz) passed me. It turned out to help me with my car. After racing behind him, I realized what we needed to do to get more speed. We were lucky to get that open red flag so we could make some adjustments. When we went back to green, I was able to race back into the lead. Our car was fast. But then we got behind slower cars and that's what hurt us there at the end. I want to thank all of my crew for their hard work, all of our Sponsors, our car owner and all of my family." said Saldana.

Unofficially, I believe that Tim Kaeding of San Jose, CA, was the hard charger of this race. Tim, I believe started in twentieth and took the checkered with a sixth place finish. The red flag flew out several times for racing incidents. First to roll in their sprint was Rico Abreu, Trey Starks went over in his sprint on the thirteenth lap, then it seems that Brad Sweet rolled just two laps later, add Logan Schuchart, there were also caution flags, in any case, it was said that all drivers that were involved, were okay.

The was a huge turn out of fans for this race. A lot of credit needs to go to Tony Noceti, Promoter of Stockton 99, all of his people who worked so hard to put this event on. A big thanks to Stockton, CA, Mayor Anthony Silva, who presented the Key to the City, to Steve Kinser, who is racing his final season of racing for points, to everyone who made this happen and all the fans who turned out.

Finishing in fourth, in the "A" Main, was Jason Meyers of Clovis, CA, followed by Bud Kaeding of San Jose, CA, Tim Kaeding of San Jose, CA, Steve Kinser (started in fifteenth) of Bloomington, IN, Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK, Terry McCarl of Altoona, IA, Kyle Hirst of CA, Paul McMahan of Nashville, TN, Jonathan Allard of Chico, CA, Jason Sides of Bartlett, TN, D J Netto of Hanford, CA, Trey Starks of Puyallup, WA, Shane Golobic of Fremont, CA, Kraig Kinser of Bloomington, IN, Brian Brown of Grain Valley, MO, Cody Darrah of Red Lion, PA, Sammy Swindell of Germantown, TN, Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA, Logan Schuchart of Hanover, PA, Evan Suggs of Chico, CA, Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA.

The "B" Main, the Dash and the Heat Race finishes, are as follows: Please Note: All finishes in this article are unofficial and subject to change.

"B" Main: Kyle Hirst, CA, Tim Kaeding, CA, Trey Starks, WA, Jason Statler, CA, Dominic Scelzi, CA, Jacob Allen, PA, Austen Wheatley, PA, Pat Harvey, JR, (CA), Brandon Mansfield, CA, Chris Magoon, CA, Clayton Snow, CA, Jason Toft, CA, Sean Becker, CA, Mason Moore.

Dash: B. Kaeding, Saldana, Abreu, Madsen, Meyers, Sides, Allard, Schatz, McCarl, Netto.

Heat Race #1: Abreu, Allard, Pittman, Suggs, Saldana, Hirst, K. Kinser, Allen, Harvey, Jr.

Heat Race #2: Netto, B. Kaeding, Madsen, Swindell, Golobic, Starks, Scelzi, Mansfield.

Heat Race #3: McCarl, Meyers, S. Kinser, McMahan, Darrah, Statler, Wheatley, Magoon.

Heat Race #4: Schatz, Sides, Sweet, Schuchart, Brown, T. Kaeding, Snow, Toft,

 

 

Egel and Falland Crowned State Champs

By Phil Michell

Last night saw the running of both the South Australian 410ci and 360ci Sprintcar Championships at Speedway City with the night providing some excellent wheel to wheel racing along with a touch of controversy. At the conclusion of the 30 lap 410ci finale matt Egel was able to defend the title he won 12 months earlier while Keke Falland became the new 360ci Champion after race winner Chad Ely was disqualified after failing to comply with the minimum weight rules.

Unfortunately the fields for both classes were well down on what were expected with only 15 410ci Sprintcars while only 13 360ci drivers were on hand. But despite the lack of numbers the racing was still of a high standard, which was a great reflection of the driving talent that South Australia currently enjoys.

Following the heat races Egel qualified on the pole with Terry Pitt, Brad Keller, Ryan Jones, Jamie Cobby and Ricky Maiolo making up the first three rows. At the drop of the green Jones made a lightning start from the second row and led the field into turn one and he held the position until Egel got by in turn three five laps into the race.

But it wasn’t long until Jones ran down Egel and made the pass in turn one to once again pace the field. But that is where his impressive run would end as he later spun in turn three with Jones ultimately ending the race on the infield. It was later confirmed that Jones had caught his arm restraints around the steering wheel causing him to lose control of his race car.

From that point there was no stopping Egel as he went on to secure his second South Australian Championship ahead of Brad Keller, Scott Bogucki, who was utilising a 372ci engine, Jamie Cobby and Terry Pitt.

Pre event favourite Luke Dillon had a tough night as he rolled in his final heat and therefore was forced to start from position fourteen and was only able to claw his way up to eighth.

Earlier heat winners included Terry Pitt, Matt Egel, Brad Keller and Ricky Maiolo.

Prior to the 410ci Sprintcar event the 360ci State Championship was decided with Keke Falland securing his first State Championship after initially finishing second in an event dominated by Chad Ely. But following Ely’s disqualification Falland was awarded the win ahead of Victorian Harley Bishop and Mark Caruso, who was lucky to make the podium after being sent to the rear of the field after making contact with Brendan Quinn.

Unfortunately the 30 lap final was marred by several major incidents with Treagan Gates, Dan Evans and Darryl Guerin all going upside down.

Earlier the heat wins went the way of Ely (2) and Mark Caruso.

 

 

Atomic Speedway Results

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-A full grandstand and a stout field of cars featuring winners from three states kicked off the 2014 racing season in a big way at Brad McCown's Atomic Speedway Saturday night March 22, where Piketon, Ohio's Jimmy Nier brought home the 410 sprint car win and 4-time AMRA Champion Chris Garnes, Evans, West Virginia captured the AMRA Late Model victory. Verona, Kentucky driver Dave McWilliams claimed the Advance Services AMRA Octane Modified win, while Jackson, Ohio youngster Harley Martin blitzed the Sport Mod field. For owner Brad McCown and staff it was another home run, as the racy highbanks of Atomic Speedway produced some great racing throughout the evening and the final feature was completed by 9:18 p.m. Racing continues next Saturday night March 29.

Next week, March 29 racing will begin with the same early start times of racing at 4 p.m. with Pit gates opening at noon, and main gates opening at 2 p.m. March 29 is EMS/Fire Department/ and Police Department Night with Atomic Speedway honoring these civil servants with a $5 admission . General Admission is $12 and $30 pits.

In the Pine Tree Towing and Recovery 410 sprint car main, pole-sitter Caleb Griffith fell victim early to Helena, Ohio's Stuart Brubaker and Jimmy Nier. The northern Ohio driver Brubaker continued to impress the large crowd, bringing them to their feet on lap two when he recaptured the lead on a crossover move to overcome a turn one pass by Nier. The races only caution flew seconds later for a Nate Reeser spin, but from that point on the feature went green-to-checkered.

Brubaker survived a Nier challenge on the restart and appeared to have the race well in hand for the next ten laps. Both Brubaker and Nier were masterful in traffic, as battles for position continued throughout the pack. A high quality field of sprint cars once again graced the high banks of Ohio's fastest 3/8 mile high-banked track.

On lap 12 Nier started to gain some ground as All-Star champ Dale Blaney dueled for third with a feisty Griffith. For much of the race Danny Smith, Travis Philo, Brad Bowman, Cole Duncan, and Jimmy Stinson battled within inches of each other for track position. Smith eventually prevailed in that group despite great runs from Bowman and Philo.

Meanwhile, Nier's Maxim/Charlie Fisher Powered mount decimated Brubaker's lead and blasted by on lap 18. Brubaker challenged a couple laps, however, it appeared his tires went away just enough to enable Dale Blaney to enter the mix. Blaney sailed by and began a run at Nier, but time ran out with Nier capturing a popular six car length win. Rounding out the top ten were Brubaker in third, Caleb Griffith, Danny Smith, Travis Philo, Brad Bowman, Cole Duncan, Jimmy Stinson, and Ron Blair. Heat wins went to Nier, Blaney, and Griffith.

"It's great to see this place open," said Jimmy Nier to a gaggle of cheers from the crowd. "I give Brad (MCown) and his staff a lot of credit for getting this track prepped tonight and thanks to the fans for braving the cold to support (racing). The track was fast and racy and as good as it gets with the wind and all this time of year."

The Gullion Enterprises AMRA Late Model main was also a barnburner. Jeremy Scott and Billy Gullion paced the field to Frank Lemaster's green flag, where Gullion immediately took charge. Steve Breeding from Isom, Kentucky quickly filed into second where he and Flyin' Ryan Markham began hot pursuit. As a result of the redraw, Chris Garnes started fifth, but was quick to make his way to the front. Garnes quickly made Markham his prey, then two laps later moved into second ahead of Breeding. While Gullion ran a smooth, fast line on the point, one of the best races of the night was the battle for third between Markham and Breeding.

Throughout the run Kevin Wagner, the third heat winner, dueled with former AMRA champ Andy Bond, Mike Sampson, and ADRA champion--The Coshocton Ironman--Bryan Casey.

Gullion survived several slide jobs from Garnes, and then began a march that padded his lead through the midpoint of the race with Garnes in tow. The ever-improving Gullion worked traffic to perfection, but the veteran Garnes had a little more bite later in the race, passing Gullion for the top spot on the 20th circuit. Garnes' new Swartz Extreme Chassis rocketed to the checkered flag just ahead of Gullion, Markham, Breeding, and Wagner. Rounding out the top ten were Bond, Sampson, Casey, Mike Unger, and Dylan Huron.

Garnes and Gullion also brought home heat wins.

Garnes said in victory lane, "These Audie Swartz cars drive the same new or old--they really hook up. Any time you win its good and right now we are looking to be here (at Atomic) running for an AMRA championship at least through the NDRL show."

Kenny "worth the price of admission" Johnson came from last to first to win his heat on the last lap. Many fans were expecting something just as spectacular in the feature. Dave McWilliams thought otherwise!

The fans almost got what they wanted when McWilliams, the pole sitter, and early leader went tooth and nail with Johnson over the first four laps. On lap two Johnson had bagged Chillicothe's Fireball Pinkerton for second then put on an outlaw slide job on McWilliams in turn one. The large crowd came to its feet as McWilliams dove back under Johnson and reclaimed the lead. Several such passes and lead swaps continued, only to be slowed by cautions. Johnson made his last bid for the lead on lap seven, scrubbed off some speed and never quite had the ooomph he needed in the middle stages of the race. Pinkerton then occupied Johnson in a scrap for second as McWilliams drove off to a comfortable lead.

Rick Hensley, former track champion, was the talk of the night. After flipping hard off turn three in his heat, Hensley started nearly scratch and had worked his way up to sixth by lap five. Jess Hartman, Jason Montgomery, and Kevin Harkin battled with Hensley for position much of the night.

Up front however, Johnson and Pinkerton made a late race charge to unseat McWilliams for the top spot. The last three laps Johnson stood up on the wheel and closed the gap quickly on McWilliams. Johnson was on McWilliams' hind quarters through one and two of the final lap, but the race-long leader carried the momentum into three and slammed the door on a Johnson pass at the finish to pull off the win.

"Wow, Kenny Johnson ...he taught me how to race this place. We had a good race going there. It's really exciting to be here in victory lane," said McWilliams. "I'd like to thank my sponsors and Diamond Race Cars and my crew for getting this car back together after the heat. We hope to be here alot this season, and we'll be back next week, hopefully here in victory lane."

Rounding out the top ten were McWilliams, Johnson, Pinkerton, Jess Hartman, Rick Hensley, Jason Montgomery, Kevin Harkin, Jason Armes, and Dave Jameson, who had a good charge off the tail after a mid race spin.

Sixteen year-old Harley Martin drove a hard-smooth race, leading most of the way despite charges from practically everyone in the field. Martin survived challenges from Tony Whitt, Jr. who led a couple mid race laps, then battled Chris Shelton and Tony Whitt, Sr. on two other occasions. With one lap to go Shelton was whistled for rough driving as both Martin and Shelton spun, sparking a series of restarts that created some anxious moments at the finale. Martin survived all the hoopla which bolstered a strong second place finish from Greg Litteral and Shelton who came back off the tail to third.

Rounding out the top ten was the winner Harley Martin ahead of Litteral, Chris Shelton, Tony Whitt, Sr. , Tony Whitt, Jr., David Lunsford, Robert Lunsford, Steve Noble, Dwayne Hurley, and Mike Brust.

Atomic Speedway has signed a Hoosier Tire deal which means, "Hoosier Tires in all classes!" All Star tire rules will apply for Sprints Cars, Late Models must run a 1300 or harder compound, the AMRA tire rules apply for Modifieds, and Street Stocks and Sport Mods have until June 1 to burn off tires other than Hoosier. All Street Stocks and Sport Mods must run Hoosier tires after June 1. NO BURN OFF for other divisions—Hoosier Only!

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

*Although the first official AMRA race will not take place until the first week of April, drivers can purchase an AMRA License at the track Saturday for $75. Drivers do not have to have the AMRA license until the weekend of April 5. Late Model and Modified drivers can save $10 and purchase an AMRA license online at the AMRA Website www.amramodified.com for $65 through March 31. No Atomic registration fees this year, compliments of Brad McCown!

Upcoming Dates:

March 29- EMS/FD/PD Night: Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks

April 5- $1 dog night: Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods

April 12- DARF Night, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sport Mods

The summary: March 22, 2014

Pine Tree Towing and Recovery 410 Sprint Cars (17)

Heat One: Jimmy Nier,Stuart Brubaker,Danny Smith, Jimmy Stinson,Jesse McCreary, Mark Imler

Heat Two: Dale Blaney, Travis Philo, Cole Duncan, Josh Davis, Trey Guston, Nate Reeser

Heat Three: Caleb Griffith, Ron Blair, Brad Bowman, Ryan Broughton, Bryan Nuckles

Feature: Jimmy Nier, Dale Blaney, Stuart Brubaker, Caleb Griffith, Danny Smith, Travis Philo, Brad Bowman, Cole Duncan, Jimmy Stinson, Ron Blair, Josh Davis, Ryan Broughton, Trey Guston, Mark Imler, Bryan Nuckles, Nate Reeser, Jesse McCreary

Gullion Enterprises AMRA Late Models (16)

Heat One: Chris Garnes, Jeremy Scott, Mike Unger, Dillon Bledsoe, Tim Stewart,

Heat Two: Billy Gullion, Ryan Markham, Andy Bond, Mick Sampson, Billy Staker

Heat Three: Kevin Wagner, Steve Breeding, Bryan Casey, Dylan Huron, Daniel Kattine

Feature: Chris Garnes, Billy Gullion, Ryan Markham, Steve Breeding, Kevin Wagner, Andy Bond, Mike Sampson, Bryan Casey, Mike Unger, Dylan Huron, Daniel Kattine, Jeremy Scott, Billy Staker, Tim Stewart, Dillon Bledsoe

Advanced Services OCTANE AMRA MODIFIEDS (14)

Heat One: Kenny Johnson,Jason Montgomery, Jess Hartman, Dave Jameson, Pete Brunton, Jeff Surber, Rick Hensley

Heat Two:Dave Pinkerton,Dave McWilliams, Donnie Miller, Jason Armes, Mike Wilson, Mike Matney,

Feature: Dave McWilliams, Kenny Johnson, Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Jess Hartman, Rick Hensley, Jason Montgomery, Kevin Harkin, Jason Armes, Dave Jameson, Donnie Miller, Jeff Surber, Pete Brunton, Mike Wilson, Mike Matney

C & M Racing Sport Mods (11)

Heat One: Chris Shelton, Dave Whitt, Jr., Steve Noble, Robert Lunsford, David Lunsford, Jimmy Spillman

Heat Two: Tony Whitt, SR., Harley Martin, Greg Litteral, Dwayne Hurley, Mike Brust

Feature: Harley Martin, Greg Litteral, Chris Shelton, Tony Whitt, Sr, Tony Whitt, Jr., David Lunsford, Robert lunsford, Steve Noble, Dwayne Hurley, Mike Brust, Jeremy Spillman

 

 

Thirty-three 360 Winged Sprints race at Stockton 99 Speedway, in the opening night of a big racing weekend, here in Stockton, CA. The second night will feature the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series as they race their "Spring Break" tour out west.

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Stockton, CA, 03/21/2014) A brilliant run by Rico Abreu of St Helena, CA nets yet another victory in this 2014 race season, as he drove the Abreu Vineyards #24, 360 Winged Sprint in the thirty lap feature event at Stockton 99 Speedway, Stockton, CA.

Abreu, clocked in a 13.819 second lap, in qualifying for third fast time, scored a third place finish in the "Third Heat Race" and finished fifth in the Dash. Evidently Abreu saved the best for last.

"The track was really good tonight. It got even better as the night went on. I want to thank Tony (Noceti, Stockton 99 Promoter), for the great job done on the track. We are having a good season, so far, but we need to be consistent. Consistency is important and I want to work at that. I want to thank all of the fans for coming out tonight. Abreu went on to say he wanted to thank Jeanne and Brian Butler, all of our great sponsors, thanks to all of my crew and a big thanks to all of my family."

Charging across the line in second was Trey Starks of Puyallup, WA. Starks started this race in sixth and had taken over the lead with about sixteen laps to. Bud Kaeding was second, Abreu, Andy Gregg and Jason Statler, for the top five. Starks held on to the lead until the race had about a handful of laps to go. Abreu made his move into the lead, Starks stayed with him, for this finish.

"This is my first time here (at this track). It was fun. It was a little like Hanford, one of my favorite tracks. I think Rico (Abreu) is the best there is. He drove a great race. We had a good car and we were really fast. This is a competition sport. Rico was just faster. I'm coming back tomorrow and go for it again" (Tomorrow is the WoO Sprint Car Series race here at Stockton 99). As always, a big thanks to all of our Sponsors, my Family, everyone in my crew and everyone who helps us. Towards the end of the race (with about ten laps to go), our nose wing went down and I think it may of hurt us. I don't want to take anything away from Rico, he was really fast" said Starks, who qualified thirteenth fast with a 14.105 second lap, won his Heat Race and scored a sixth in the Dash.

"I'm really excited, for a third place finish behind Rico (Abreu). This will give us momentum in our Placerville Speedway season. The track was really good, made for some good passing. Rico was phenomenal, this is the second time I have finished in third behind him. As the race went on, the track started changing. I think maybe the field behind us, may have lost the track and that may have been the reason the field of sprints narrowed down, towards the end of the race. I want to thank all of my crew, all of our Sponsors, my family, everyone who helps us be able to race and all the fans who come out to support racing" said Andy Gregg of Placerville, CA. Gregg turned a 13.736 second lap for second fast in qualifying, took a third in the second Heat Race and a fourth in the Dash.

All in all thirty-three 360 Sprint Teams turned out for this thirty-lap feature even, there were caution flags and red flags that flew out, but all involved walked away okay. There was damage to cars, which doesn't make a very good race for the teams involved but it is always great to hear, "they climbed out and they're okay". Taking the checkered in fourth place was Bud Kaeding of San Jose, CA, followed by Sean Becker of Roseville, CA, Andy Forsberg of Chico, CA, Jonathan Allard of Chico, CA, Jason Statler of Grass Valley, CA, Shane Golobic of Fremont, CA, Jace Vanderweerd of Visalia, CA, D J Netto of Hanford, Justin Sanders of Watsonville, CA, Willie Croft of Sacramento, CA, Nick Davis of Stockton, CA, Curt Organ of Napa, CA, Dean Freitas of Manteca, CA, Art McCarthy of San Jose, CA, Eric Humphries of Chowchilla, CA, Chase Johnson of Penngrove, CA, Mike Monahan of Reno, NV, Mitch Faccinto of Hanford, CA, Shawn Wright of Lodi, CA.

The "B" Main, the Dash and the Heat Race finishes, are as follows, (Please note all finishes are not official and can be subject to change.)

"B" Main: Netto, Sanders, McCarthy, Monahan, Freitas, Mike Schott (CA), Jeremy Chisum (CA), Collin Markle (CA), Clayton Snow (CA), Trevor Schmidt (CA), John Bordenave (CA), Matt Jenson (CA), Steve Jaquith.

Dash: Vanderweerd, Kaeding, Statler, Gregg, Abreu, Starks, Allard, Humphries.

Heat #1: Kaeding, Allard, Organ, Johnson, Wright, Freitas, Schmidt, Snow, Jensen.

Heat #2: Starks, Forsberg, Gregg, Golobic, Chishum, Bordenave, Schott, Magoon.

Heat #3: Statler, Becker, Abreu, Faccinto, McCarthy, Sanders, Jaquith, Ensign (lost a motor)

Heat #4: Vanderweerd, Wright, Croft, Humphries, Scully, Markle, Monahan, Schmidt.

 

 

Andy Gregg Dominates Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster Season Opener

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Marysville, CA)- In what was a star-studded opening event for the Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented By Flowmaster Saturday night in Marysville, CA, one star shined the brightest, as Placerville, CA driver simply dominated the 30-lap feature event on the rough and tumble Marysville Raceway Park.

By way of winning the series’ inaugural Dash with their revamped format, Gregg Started on the front row alongside Penngrove, CA driver Alissa Geving, and got the early jump aboard his Scott Russell owned Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Capitol Ace Hardware entry.

With Geving hot on his tail for a majority of the race aboard her A1A Performance Muffler/ALC Machine Shop entry, she was able to pull alongside Gregg once in traffic, but was unable to make a pass to take the top spot and trailed in the second spot.

With 10-laps complete the complexity of the race took a dramatic change, as a big wreck involving several of the top-five occurred on a restart as Jonathan Allard, Tommy Tarlton, Willie Croft, and Matt Peterson were involved, all drivers were okay, but only Allard and Peterson were able to restart from the tail.

When action resumed Gregg continued to lead the charge as he tip toed around the rough track, but behind him, Sebastapool’s Geoff Ensign was moving in on Geving as was Sean Becker, and 19th starting, Herman Klein.

As the laps clicked down, disaster struck for second running Geving, who caught a rut, and spun her machine out, putting her to the back ahead of the lapped cars, and in the 14th spot.

With Sean Becker starting alongside Gregg, Gregg continued to be flawless on his restarts, as he led the way with Becker, Ensign, Klein, and Andy Forsberg, up to fifth from the back, trailing him.

As cars began to tighten up as the track brought moisture back during the feature, a monster wheel-stand down the back stretch by Becker, allowed Ensign to take over the second spot.

The checkered flag flew on the feature with Andy Gregg taking the win over Ensign, Becker, Klein, Colfax’s Colby Wiesz, from 21st, Bradley Terrell, Shane Golobic, Geving, and Justyn Cox rounding out the Top-10.

“I just cannot thank my crew enough,” Gregg said in victory lane. “We have had a great start to the season so far, and to come out and win this opener in front of a packed house, and with a stout field of cars is pretty awesome. I have to thank Scott and Kami Russell for letting me have some fun for them, and hopefully we can keep these coming.”

Second finishing Geoff Ensign was happy to hang on to a second place finish. “The track was pretty rough, and we had some close calls, but I am fortunate we were able to hang on for Brett Lay and this team,” he said. “It’s a great start to this series, and it was a fun opener.”

“We really struggled all night our first time out, and the car was the best in the feature that it was all night,” third finishing, Sean Becker said. “We qualified 15th, which worked out with the new format, and my guys worked, and worked, and it is nice to sneak out of here with a third.”

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

RESULTS- Marysville Raceway Park

33-Cars

Fast Qualifier- Jonathan Allard

Feature Event (Starting Position)

1. Andy Gregg (1), 2. Geoff Ensign (12), 3. Sean Becker (5), 4. Herman Klein (19), 5. Andy Forsberg (11), 6. Colby Wiesz (21), 7. Bradley Terrell (16), 8. Shane Golobic (4), 9. Alissa Geving (2), 10. Justyn Cox (18), 11. Jeremy Burt (7), 12. Kurt Nelson (22), 13. Matt Peterson (14), 14. Trevor Schmid (15), 15. Justin Sanders (17), 16. Jonathan Allard (3), 17. Carl Droivold (13), 18. Tommy Tarlton (9), 19. Willie Croft (6), 20. Billy Wallace (8), 21. Peter Paulson (20), 22. Steven Tiner (10)

ON TAP: The Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented By Flowmaster will return to action on Saturday, March 29th, at Antioch Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.civilwarsprints.com, or ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, second night race event at Thunderbowl Raceway, Tulare, CA

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist

(Tulare, CA, 03/15/2014) Rico Abreu dominated the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, thirty-five lap, race on the one/third of a mile clay oval at Thunderbowl Speedway in Tulare, CA. Abreu of St. Helena, CA, started the race in third, racing into the lead with approximately twenty-five laps to go, holding all at bay, as he raced to score the victory of this WoO Sprint Car Series eighth race in their 2014 season. Abreu drives the 24A, Abreu owned Sprint, sponsored by Abreu Vineyards and Stadelhoffer Construction and this is Abreu's very first WoO Sprint Car Series win.

"I had a really good race and we had a really good race car, though I fought the tightness in the car all night. The track was really good, it was wet and really demanding. At first I was a bit over whelmed having started this race between Saldana (Joey) and Swindell (Sammy). It's been really great this year, for us, racing at various tracks. I want to thank all of my crew and all of our sponsors.: said Abreu

Shooting across the line in second was Logan Schuchart of Hanover, PA. Schuchart,'s two day Thunderbowl Raceway events, were a first visit at this Tulare, CA track for Schuchart and his team. You would never know that as you watched this #1s Allen owned 410 Sprint clock in eighth fast in qualifying, win the second Heat Race to earn a start in the Dash, where he finished in sixth, to earn a sixth place start in the "A Feature, that he earned his podium finish.

"The track was good.as I compared it to one of our tracks back home, My first time here and the fact that I'm from Pennsylvania, is good, as we have all kinds of different Dirt Tracks, so I have been able to race on PA tracks, that were very similar to this one. To have that experience, helped us have a good first time run here. I want to thank all of our team and sponsors, who helped me be here racing." said Schuchart.

Rounding out the top three finisher's in this two day WoO Sprint Car Series event, second night race, is Terry McCarl of Altoona, IA. McCarl turned a 13.049 second lap, for fast time in qualifying, was fifth in his heat race, won the Dash and scored in third at the line of the featured "A" Main event.

"It was good. I qualified with fast time, won the Dash and took third at the Checkered. I can't complain. I've finished here in the top five, fifty percent of the races I have raced here. I ran the same two tires all night. We were strong in the beginning and loose at the end, though we held on to our third place finish in the "A" Main. I want to thank Country Builders Construction for making it possible for me to race out here. I also want to thank all of our sponsors and all my crew." said McCarl.

This was a very competitive race tonight, which is pretty much the norm. A red flag flew out on the eleventh lap when Cody Darrah rolled in the second turn. Darrah was okay but the #4 Sprint was done for the night. just another lap scored when the red flag flew out again. This time it was an incident that involved Kyle Hirst, Jr. and Trey Starks. It looked like it was Starks who took the tumble. Both drivers were okay. On the fifteenth lap the caution flew out for Dominic Scelzi who had a flat right rear tire. The race went back to green and stayed that way until there were only five laps to go, when an incident occurred racing into the fourth turn. Joey Saldana, and Mike Faria had contact. Saldana was on the lead lap racing in second while Faria was at the rear of the field , a lap down. Both drivers were okay, though, Saldana must have been extremely frustrated to lose second place with just a handful of laps to go.

The last lap was in the books, with Abreu, Schuchart and McCarl scoring in the top three at the finish. Fourth place went to S. Swindell (TN), followed by Brad Sweet (CA), Craig Stidham (CA), Kerry Madsen (AUS), Kraig Kinser (IN), Paul McMahan (TN), David Gravel (CT), Daryn Pittman (TN), Tim Kaeding (CA), Steve Kinser (IN), Bryan Clauson (IN), Donny Schatz (ND), Joey Saldana (IN), Jason Meyers (CA), Cody Darrah (PA), Lucas Wolfe (PA), Bud Kaeding (CA), Mike Faria (CA), Dominic Scelzi (CA), Kyle Hirst (CA), Trey Starks (WA).

"B" Main, finishes: Faria, S. Kinser, Darrah, Meyers, Hirst, Jason Sides (TN), Austen Wheatley (WA), DJ Netto (CA), Jacob Allen (PA), Cory Eliason.

Dash: McCarl, Saldana, Abreu, Swindell, Gravel, Schuchart, B. Kaeding, Clauson, Stidham, K. Kinser.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Clauson, Swindell, Abreu, Madsen, McCarl, T. Kaeding, Pittman, Darrah, Wheatley, Eliason.

Heat #2: Schuchart, Stidham, Saldana, Schatz, Wolfe, McMahan, Netto, S. Kinser, Sides, Allen.

Heat #3: B. Kaeding, K. Kinser, Sweet, Gravel, Scelzi, Starks, Hirst, Faria, Meyers.

Please Note: All finishes are unofficial.

 

 

East Bay Raceway Park

March 15, 2014, – Tampa, FL – It was another beautiful evening as the East Bay Sprints made their first appearance of the 2014 Season. Also racing were the V8 Warriors, Limited Late Models and the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers.

First feature of the night went to the V8 Warriors. Winning their heats early on were Ryan Lisak and Kevin Cassaday. For the feature it would be Henry Wiley and Cassaday making up the front row. When the green waved it was Cassaday quickly jumping out front and taking the lead for the first three laps until Raymond Vann took over on lap four. On lap seven Vann had Jimmy Baker battling as the two were side by side at the line. On lap eight it was Wiley spinning in turn four bringing out the first caution of the race. Then on lap thirteen Mike Wilson would try to take over the second spot away from Baker only to find himself as the second caution would come out as Wilson spun in turn four. When the checkered waved Vann would pick up the win with Baker, Cassaday, Lisak and Tim Stoffel rounding out the top five.

Next up were the Limited Late Models. Thomas Scott and Roger Crouse won their heats early on. For the feature it would be Richard Livernois, Jr. and Dale Pope on the front row. Livernois, Jr. quickly jumped out in front to lead the first seven laps until Jason Pope spun turn four just as Livernois, Jr. was beginning to catch lapped traffic. Livernois, Jr. took over the lead once again until Forrest Gough would take the top spot on lap eight. Several more cautions would come out but it was Gough winning the race with Roger Crouse, Dale Pope, Thomas Scott and Livernois, Jr. rounding out the top five. It was a very emotional win for Gough as his sister Donna had just passed away. Both Gough and his son had tears in their eyes but Gough said in Victory Lane that she wanted to be there, but now will be able to watch him from above every night he races. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Forrest Gough and his entire family for their loss.

East Bay Sprints were next for the 20 Lap Feature event with Jimmy Ballew, Billy Boyd, Jr. and AJ Maddox all winning their heat races early on. For the feature it was Maddox and Boyd, Jr. starting on the front row. When the green waved Maddox quickly took over the lead but it was David Kelly bringing out the first caution as he spun in turn four facing the wrong way. Maddox continued to lead the race with Boyd, Jr. trailing him through lapped traffic. The two drivers were going thru traffic with ease with Johnny Gilbertson closing in while the two battled. On lap fifteen it was DJ Peeples slowing down ending his night with just five laps to go. On the restart Maddox was able to hold off Boyd, Jr. for the remainder of the race to pick up the win. Rounding out the top five were Boyd, Jr., Johnny Gilbertson, Kurt Taylor and Frank Beck. Maddox and Boyd, Jr. also collect Bonus money courtesy of Job Site Concrete.

The final feature of the night was a caution free race as the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers when green to checker with Defending Champion John Moore picking up the win with George Handy, Richard Humfeld, Patrick Fiore, Sr. and Aaron Yanke rounded out the top five. Winning their heat races early on were Handy and Fiore, Sr.

Racing continues next weekend with Late Models, Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks, Florida Old Time Mods and the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers. For further information, log on to www.eastbayracewaypark.com for call 813-677-7223 for more information.

V8 Warriors 15 Lap Feature 1. 32 Raymond Vann 2. 69x Jimmy Baker 3. 80 Kevin Cassaday 4. 17 Ryan Lasik 5. 08 Tim Stoffel 6. 11 Henry Wiley 7. 7 Dylan Martin 8. 19 Beau Ferris (DNS) 9. 7M Roberto Morfin, Sr. (DNS) 10. 18 Nicholas Snyder (DNS) 11. 13 Brett Phillips (DQ Unsportsmanlike Conduct) 12. 68 Mike Wilson (DQ Unsportsmanlike Conduct) 13. 89 Derek Gray (DQ Unsportsmanlike Conduct)

Limited Late Models 15 Lap Feature 1. 21 Forrest Gough 2. 45 Roger Crouse 3. 88 Dale Pope 4. 61 Thomas Scott 5. 71 Richard Livernois, Jr. 6. 7JR Jesse Brown 7. 75 Stephen Hohlbaugh 8. 222 Troy Dittebrand 9. 18 Dalton Goldhammer 10. 00 Louis Ledlow 11. 73 Jeremy Simpson 12. 49 Randy Shields 13. 77D Jason Dyal 14. 0 Darrell Taylor 15. 102 Jason Popt 16. 57 Curtis Book (DNS)

East Bay Sprints 20 Lap Feature 1. 3A AJ Maddox 2. 9 Billy Boyd, Jr. 3. 15 Johnny Gilbertons 4. 3K Kurt Taylor 5. 2B Frank Beck 6. 55 Kerry Gilbert 7. 1* Tim George 8. 7 Kyle Pitts 9. 3XK Guy Bos 10. 3 Travis Bliemeister 11. 07 Clint Reynolds 12. 38 Tony Agin 13. 50 Rick Byerly 14. 10X Sean Clark 15. 17C Aileen Collins 16. DJ Peeples 17. 15JR Geoff Styner 18. 12 David Kelly 19. 0 Jimmy Ballew 20. 80 Lorenzo Capitano (DNS) 21. 8 Rich Alexander (DNS) 22. 82 Matt Kurtz (DNS) 23. 21 Jason Webster (DNS)

 

 

WoO Sprint Car Series in their seventh points race of the 2014 season compete at the Thunderbowl Racway in Tulare, CA First race of two, on the fast one/third of a mile clay oval.

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael Motor Sports Journalist

(Tulare, CA, 03/14/2014) The World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series rolled into Tulare, CA, to race their seventh points race of this 2014 season, plus the first race of the season that had a green to checkered run, totally caution free, with Daryn Pitman of Owasso, OK, racing the Kane/Curb Great Clips #9 winged sprint, scoring a huge win, on this opening night of two WoO Sprint Car Series events, as Pittman out raced the twenty-four Sprint car field on this fast one/third of a mile clay oval at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

Pitman, the reigning 2013 WoO Sprint Series Champion, clocked in a 12.953 second lap in qualifying for fourth fast, scored third in the first heat race, finished third in the Dash, started third in the thirty-five lap "A" Main event to earn this victory, their first win of this season, in California.

"We needed this. The track was great. It was smooth. I was really comfortable, I usually struggle here. I am way more of a fastidious driver. This is not a track that I excelled in. Our guys gave me a car that I could compete in. The credit goes to my crew. A big thanks to Kolton, Carlin and Kale. They are a great crew. I want to thank Kasey (Kahne), all of our sponsors and the fans." said Pittman.

Racing across the start/finish line in second was Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND. Schatz raced from a front row start, in second place as the green flag called the field to action. When the opening lap scored, Schatz held in second and the race was on. Schatz had qualified seventh fast with a 13.005 second race around the oval, won the first heat race, then collected second in the Dash.

"The green to checkered race was great, but a caution that would reset the field, nose to tail, could have made a difference. We had a car good enough to win. I just put myself in the wrong spot. Daryn (Pittman) caught us in a bad spot. I've won races like that. He (Pittman) won this race. You are going to have cars that have problems, so not having a yellow can be a good thing. Schuchart (Logan Schuchart, Sprint #1s) really surprised me. He did a phenominal job. This was the first time here for this kid. He really did a good job. I think we had a car equal to the task, there at the end. We'll come back out tomorrow night and try again. Thanks go out to all of my crew and sponsors." said Schatz.

Rounding out the top three, to earn his podium finish, was Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN. McMahan started the race in fourth. after qualifying third fast with a 12.944 second run, scored in sixth in the second heat race and took fourth in the Dash.

"Another top three finish. We'll take it. We will try again tomorrow. The way I feel right now, it's like a win tonight, especially here. The track was good. It always is very competitive here and hard to win. We'll start all over again tomorrow. It's a new day and we will keep trying, for a win. I have a good crew and I thank them for their hard work. I also want to thank Clemens, CJB Motorsports and all of our Sponsors.

Unofficially, it looked to me that Tim Kaeding of San Jose, CA, driving the Dennis Roth #83 Sprint earned the hard charger award tonight, having raced from a seventeenth starting berth and took the checkered flag in sixth. An amazing feat. Another driver who also should be recognized for his race through this field is Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA, who started in twentieth and took the checkered flag in eleventh. For both of these drivers to be able to advance as they did in a caution free race, definitely shows their racing skills.

Fourth place went to Kerry Madsen of St. Mary's (NSW), with Joey Saldana (IN) scoring in fifth place. Saldana also set fast time of the night with a 12.800 second lap. Sixth as already mentioned went to T. Kaeding, followed by Steve Kinser (IN), Schuchart (PA), Bud Kaeding (CA), Cody Darrah (PA), Abreu, David Gravel (CT), Jason Meyers (CA), Sammy Swindell (TN), Kraig Kinser (IN), Kyle Hirst (CA), Brian Clauson (IN), Lucas Wolfe (PA), Jason Sides (TN), Austen Wheatley (WA), Tracy Starks (WA), R J Netto (CA), Brad Sweet (CA) Sweet had some kind of car problems causing him to drop out of the field, after having a fourth place start in this race.

All finishes shown are unofficial.

 

 

Sean Becker adds to win total at Chico, now at 48
By: Elijah Jones
3/14/14

Sean Becker once again worked his magic at Silver Dollar Speedway on board the Menne Motorsports #75 Machine, powering to a strong victory. His second of the year at Silver Dollar Speedway and the 48th of his career at the track. Putting him one win out of the three way tie for third on the all time list. Other winners during Points Race #1 included Randy McDaniel in the Dirt Modifieds, Mitch Machado in the Street Stocks, and Jesse Skidmore in the Hobby Stock Division.
The front row of the 360 sprint car main was a tale of two backgrounds; Sean Becker the seasoned veteran was on the pole with Adam Brenton the Type 1 Diabetic, up and coming driver. At the drop of the green flag Brenton shot out of a rocket and powered to the lead. Brenton would lead the first 8 circuits before he was reeled in by Becker and Andy Gregg. Gregg drove the wheels off of his Miller Fortune, Brian Cannon prepared #53 hot rod. Making big moves at the beginning of the race to jump up into the battle for the top spot. After Becker took the lead from Brenton on lap 9, Gregg was soon to follow. Brenton stayed in the top five for most of the race but a stuck bleeder would slow him in the end and delegate him to an 11th place finish. Once Becker took the lead however, he didnt look back en route to his 48th career victory at the famed Silver Dollar Speedway. Andy Gregg and Brian Cannon once again proved they are a force to be reckoned with by garnering another podium finish together. Look for that duo to run up front a lot this year. Billy Wallace drove a great race in the yellow #6w finishing in the third position. Napa, California's Kirt Organ drove a stellar race in the Jensen Motorsports #5 entry finishing a solid fourth. While the top five was rounded out by Paradise, California's John Michael Bunch in the REMAX, and Voltage Specialists #11vs machine. Bunch has had a very solid start to the year and is looking forward to a big year for his team. Sean Becker started off the night by setting his 26th career fast time at the speedway with a time of 14.947. Heat Races were claimed by Kirt Organ, Adam Brenton, and John Michael Bunch.
The Twenty Lap Dirt Modified A-Main was action packed and saw plenty of great racing. As the green flag flew Mitch Machado jumped out in to the lead. During the first six laps Machado was able to hold the lead but was being attacked at all angles by Randy McDaniel, Duane Cleveland, and Jake Vantol all battling for the number one position. Jake Vantol would get around Machado and lead lap number 7, only to surrender the lead back in to the grasp of Machado. Vantol and Machado would race hard, side by side, and nose to tail until lap 14 when Vantol's car seemed to lose power thus ending his chances at victory, and relinquishing the second position to the legendary Randy McDaniel. Randy drove the final six laps flawlessly, reeling in the #81 of Machado lap after lap. Finally as the two drove down the backstretch with two to go McDaniel got to the inside of Machado and made the pass in turn 3. Machado tried the bump and run move in turn one on the white flag lap, to no avail. Randy McDaniel pulled away on the final lap to pick up another win to add to his already very long list. Mitch Machado would hang on to finish in the runner up spot. Dustin Massey had a very strong showing wheeling his way to a solid third place finish. Ryan McDaniel and Duane Cleveland would round out the top five. Heat Race victories went to Jake Vantol and Mitch Machado both driving Ira Compton owned #81 machines.
After letting the victory in the Dirt Modified main event slip away, Mitch Machado felt he had something to prove during the street stock main event. Phil “The Thrill” Marino would jump out to the lead at the drop of the green flag, and lead the first 11 laps of the main event. But to minor mistakes in consecutive laps coming out of turn four allowed Machado to reel him in and make the pass. Machado would then put on a clinic lapping up to the 4th place finisher before crossing under the checkered flag. Chris Warner drove a great race passing Marino late in the race for the 2nd position. Marino would hold on for a 3rd place finish. Shawn Smith and Mike Slightom would round out the top five. The lone heat race was also claimed by Mitch Machado.
In the Hobby stock class the show was Jesse Skidmore. Skidmore would grab the lead at the beginning of the race and never look back. Nearly lapping the entire field. No one was even on the same level as him. David Pierce would cross the line in the 2nd position, followed by Kyle Allen, Brian Compton, and Shannon Collins rounding out the top five. The sole heat race for the Hobby Stocks was claimed by Jesse Skidmore as well.
Points Race #1 is in the books. It was an exciting, and action packed night of racing. We hope you all enjoyed it. We are taking next week off of racing but have a practice day scheduled for Sunday the 23rd of March. We will return to the Silver Dollar Speedway for racing in two weeks for the Mini Gold Cup Weekend. Friday the 28th of March will feature Points Race #2 showcasing the 360 Sprint Cars, Wingless Sprint Cars, Economy Sprint Cars, and the always popular Dwarf Cars. While the big show is on Saturday the 29th, when we welcome the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to the speedway, along with the Dwarf Cars who will return for a second night in a row. Thank you all for your support of the Silver Dollar Speedway, and have a great week off! See you all at the Mini Gold Cup!!!

 

 

Chadwick, Abreu and Laliberte Score Silver Cup Wins

by: Troy Hennig

CHICO, CA – (March 8, 2014)…Neither rain, wind or lack of sleep was going to interfere with promoter Dennis Gage and his finely tuned staff of workers to get the second night of Silver Cup completed and in the books. The Saturday night race attracted 86 different race teams and over 1300 fans in the main grandstand side. When it was all said and done, crowd favorite Rico Abreu scored an impressive win in the winged 360 main event. Kellen Chadwick was absolutely perfect in winning the challenging dirt modified main event. It was his second consecutive Silver Cup championship. The Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout winner was Tommy Laliberte who drove a solid race and was fun to watch.

Racing will resume this Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway with point race #1 featuring winged 360 sprints, dirt modifieds, street stocks and hobby stocks. Pit gate will open at 4 pm and front gate at 6 pm.

A staggering 43 dirt modifieds entered the Saturday night show. Tonight marked the first round of the Nor-Cal Dirt Modified Challenge. Throughout the entire night, the modifieds put on a second to none show featuring close racing and high speed drama. Defending and two-time Silver Cup Champion Ryan McDaniel led at the start of the 30 lap main event. McDaniel has amassed 37 career main event wins at Chico since 1999. It was evident from the start, however, that the car to beat was Kellen Chadwick. On lap four Chadwick passed Troy Folger for second. From lap six to lap eleven Chadwick and McDaniel raced side by side. Their determination to take the lead coupled with their understanding of not crashing each other was fun to watch. On lap 13 Chadwick finally edged ahead of McDaniel and took the lead. After that moment Chadwick was a rocket ship and extended his lead. The battle for third on back was intense. Monte Bischoff, Duane Cleveland and Nick DeCarlo all were vying for the third spot. On the final lap, Folger drove around McDaniel and solidified the second spot. McDaniel came home in the third position. With two laps remaining DeCarlo passed Bischoff for fourth. At the finish Chadwick held a 1.506 second advantage.

With the large car count, two B main events were needed. Winning the first 8-lap B main was Duane Cleveland. Finishing second was Roger Lorenzini. In the second B main event Kyle Casson beat Riley Simmons. Both cars transferred to the feature event.

Ryan McDaniel, Randy McDaniel, Kellen Chadwick and Troy Folger were each victorious in their eight lap heat races. Nick DeCarlo turned the fastest lap in qualifying. His lap was 15.860.

Andy Gregg and Rico Abreu started on the front row. Gregg got the whole shot and took the lead. Justin Sanders passed Abreu on the second circuit. On lap five Sean Becker, last night’s winner, moved into the third spot. Abreu slipped back to fourth. While Gregg continued to lead and work his way around the tricky surface Becker moved around Sanders to secure the second spot. Gregg had secured a decent lead while maneuvering through slower traffic. The outcome of the race changed dramatically when a late race caution bunched back up the top five. On the restart, Abreu thrilled the crowd as he found a groove around the outside of Sanders and Becker to grab the second spot. On the next lap Abreu passed Gregg for the lead. The final few laps saw Abreu extend his lead. On lap 28 Becker as able to pass Gregg for the second spot. Those two had a spirited battle to finish out the race. Sanders held on to finish in the fourth spot. Kyle Hirst made some moves and worked his way into a fifth place finish. The hard charger of the night was Matt Peterson. The Wilton based driver started 17th and parked his Miller Lite #p37 in the seventh spot at the checkered.

Andy Forsberg cruised to an easy win in the 12 lap B main. Following him into the feature event was Carl Droivold, J J Hickle and Jayme Barnes. Herman Klein, Sean Becker, Kyle Hirst and Steven Tiner were all victorious in heat race action.

Abreu was the quickest in qualifying as he turned a 12.982. A total of 28 winged sprint cars competed in the nights racing action.

The Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series kicked things off with 15 drivers competing on the final night of Silver Cup. Tommy Laliberte was the class of the field. He turned the fastest lap in qualifying, 14.990, won the first heat race and went on to lead every lap of the main event. It was an impressive feat to say the least. Joe Stornetta was also as impressive. The young driver is always competitive and drives as hard as anyone in the series. He finished in the second spot. Chico’s Taylor Nelson turned in one of his best races of his young career. Nelson ran a solid third all night. Shane Myhre had a good night and finished fourth. Veteran Terry Schank Jr. started ninth and finished fifth. Last night’s winner and defending champion Scott Hall won the second heat race.

 

 

MAX DUMESNY WINS A LAST CORNER THRILLER

It had been thirteen months since Max Dumesny tasted victory at Valvoline Raceway and on Saturday night, he made sure his comeback win was spectacular. Max mounted a pass on leader Ben Atkinson as the duo came out of turn four to an emphatic win. Atkinson had to settle for second whilst front row starter, Grant Tunks filled the final podium spot.

Tunks took the lead from the green flag before Max Dumesny pounced on lap three. On the following circuit, the race was red flagged for a frightening crash between rookie Cameron Ware and Guy Stanshall. Ware who had suffered front end damage after contact turned down track and was collected at full speed by the hapless Stanshall. Thankfully both drivers walked away A-OK. The race then settled into a rhythm as Atkinson opened up what looked to be an unassailable lead. The race was once again red flagged on lap 24 when Brad Stacey up ended. He too was unhurt in the crash.

This set the scene for the final six laps where Max stalked Atkinson. As they came around on the last circuit, Dumesny went low, found the drive and passed for the lead. In the end, the winning margin was just four tenths of a second. following the top three home was James Thompson, Ian Loudoun, Toby Bell Bowen, Troy Little, Matt Young, Ant Brien and Peter Gordon rounded out the top ten.

Earlier heat racing was thrilling to watch on the tacky surface. Heat wins went to Warren Ferguson, Cameron Ware, Jay Waugh, Peter Gordon, Grant Tunks and Toby Bell Bowen.

The B-Main was won by Dave Lambert from Ant Brien, Roddy Bell Bowen and Wayne Skipper.

The next event on the Sprintcar Association of NSW calendar is Saturday, March 22 at Valvoline Raceway for the running of the $10,000 to win Sydney Sizzler.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 17.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. W Ferguson, 2. I Loudoun, 3. C Brady, 4. R Bell Bowen, 5. P Gordon, 6. B Skipper, 7. M Saller, 8. G Stanshall, 9. H Sayers, 10. D Thompson, (DNF) M Johnston, (EXC) B White. 1:45.796.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. C Ware, 2. B Stacey, 3. M Dumesny, 4. D Lambert, 5. D Goldoni, 6. M Young, 7. G Tunks, 8. A Brien, 9. M Perovich, 10. M Attard, 11. G Black, 12. L Abbott. 2:16.831.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. J Waugh, 2. B Atkinson, 3. P Bourke, 4. T Little, 5. J Matchett, 6. J Thompson, 7. T Bell Bowen, 8. A Orr, 9. J Lawler, 10. W Skipper, 11. N Simmons, 12. D Meehan, 13. Seb Johnston. 2:20.946.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. P Gordon, 2. I Loudoun, 3. C Brady, 4. B Skipper, 5. G Stanshall, 6. B White, 7. M Saller, 8. D Thompson, (DNF) R Bell Bowen, (DNF) W Ferguson, (DNF) H Sayers. NT.

HEAT 5: (10 laps) 1. G Tunks, 2. M Perovich, 3. M Attard, 4. M Dumesny, 5. M Young, 6. G Black, 7. A Brien, 8. C Ware, 9. D Goldoni, 10. D Lambert, 11. B Stacey, 12. L Abbott. 2:16.665.

HEAT 6: (10 laps) 1. T Bell Bowen, 2. J Thompson, 3. B Atkinson, 4. J Matchett, 5. T Little, 6. W Skipper, 7. P Bourke, 8. N Simmons, 9. D Meehan, 10. S Johnston, (DNF) A Orr, (DNF) J Lawler, (DNF) J Waugh. NT.

B MAIN: ( 12 laps) 1. Dave Lambert, 2. Anthony Brien, 3. Roddy Bell Bowen, 4. Wayne Skipper, 5. Nick Simmons, 6. Michael Saller. 7. Darren Meehan, 8. Seb Johnston, 9. Hayley Sayers, 10. Dick Thompson, 11. Lachlan Abbott, (DNF) Gavin Black, (DNF) Daniel Goldoni, (DNF) Alex Orr, (DNF) Bruce White. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Max Dumesny (4), 2. Ben Atkinson (7), 3. Grant Tunks (2), 4. James Thompson (1), 5. Ian Loudoun (8), 6. Toby Bell Bowen (3), 7. Troy Little (10), 8. Matt Young (15), 9. Anthony Brien (22), 10. Peter Gordon (6), 11. Roddy Bell Bowen (23), 12. Blake Skipper (13), 13. Peter Bourke (12), 14. Mark Attard (16), 15. Jay Waugh (20), 16. Dave Lambert (21), 17. Wayne Skipper (24), (DNF) Marty Perovich (14), (DNF) Jimmy Matchett (11), (DNF) Brad Stacey (17), (DNF) Craig Brady (5), (DNF) Warren Ferguson (19), (DNF) Guy Stanshall (18), (DNF) Cameron Ware (9). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1 – 2 Grant Tunks, Laps 3 - 11 Max Dumesny, Laps 12 – 29 Ben Atkinson, Lap 30 Max Dumesny.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 18, Max Dumesny 13.457.

 

 

“The Shark” Swims to Victory During Silver Cup Night One
By: Elijah Jones
3/7/2014

Sean Becker completed the clean sweep of the friday night portion of the Silver Cup by charging from the 8th starting position to take the victory aboard the Menne Motorsports #75 machine. “Every time I strap in to this car I feel like we can win.” stated a very excited Becker in Victory Lane. The track was like the Silver Dollar of the 1990's Rough, Rutted, Fast, and Fun to Watch. The win marks his 47th career win at the Speedway. Other winners during the Friday night portion of the Silver Cup included Rio Linda's Scott Hall in the Wingless Sprint Car division, and Nick DeCarlo from Martinez, Ca. Took home the victory in the Dirt Modified class.
At the start of the Winged 360 Sprint Car A Main it was a good old fashioned dog fight between Jayme Barnes and “Mr. Excitement himself, Andy Forsberg. Jayme would hold off Forsberg's many attempts to move past on the low side of the track until lap number seven when Forsberg was able to finally clear Barnes and move into the top spot. But the night would turn to disaster for the veteran driver on the very next lap. Forsberg entered turns 3 and 4 right in the middle of the track trying to glide over the ruts when the car hooked violently and barrel rolled in a vicious cycle of flips thus ending his bid at the win and handing the lead back over to Barnes. Forsberg climbed from the car and rode the quad back to his pit. On the restart it was Barnes who would hold off Steven Tiner, but the show was Sean Becker at this point. Sean restarted in the 4th position on lap eight, and in the next few laps would do battle with Tiner, and Shane Golobic for the second spot. Once he cleared those two he set his sights on Barnes. Becker was able to finally track down and clear Barnes in turn two on lap number 16 and would drive on to victory. Fremont, Ca.'s Shane Golobic was also able to get by Jayme Barnes for the 2nd spot. Barnes came home 3rd. Steven Tiner had a strong showing tonight coming home in the 4th spot, and Roger Crockett from Medford, Oregon rounded out the top five. Sean Becker set the fastest time in time trials with a time of 12.265. Heat Race victories were claimed by Becker, Jayme Barnes, and Andy Forsberg. The B-Main was claimed by Colin Baker after leader Chase Johnson spun on the white flag lap.
Albert Gill led the Dirt Modifieds down to the Green Flag in A Main competition. Gill would lead the first two laps before Jeff Olschowka would overtake him for the lead. Olschowka however would only lead two laps before he would make contact with the white tire in turn two thus ending his bid at victory early in the race. With Olschowka out of the race, on the restart that left Nick DeCarlo in the lead. Nick DeCarlo would go on to lead the final 16 laps of the main event bringing home his second straight friday night victory at the Silver Cup. DeCarlo was chased across the line by the defending Track Champion Duane Cleveland in 2nd, defending Street Stock Track Champion Jake Vantol in 3rd, the 11k of Kyle Casson in the 4th position, and Albert Gill would finish 5th after starting on the pole. A rare treat only done at Silver cup saw the Modifieds do group qualifying with Nick DeCarlo set the fastest lap with a time of 15.501. DeCarlo also had the clean sweep of the night by way of setting fast time, winning heat race number one, and claiming the main event. Heat race number two was won by Duane Cleveland, and Heat 3 was claimed by Jeff Olschowka, and heat race number four was claimed by the #68x Jay Sears. A B-Main was needed tonight for the modifieds. That race was claimed by Chico's own Richard Papenhausen.
Scott Hall won his third Silver Cup Weekend main event victory in as many years in the Wingless Sprint Car class. Hall took the lead early in the race and held off hard charges from Shane Myhre and defending track champion Rowdy McClenon. In the last five laps McClenon was right on the tail tank of Hall. But Hall continued to hit his line lap after lap, thus making it impossible for McClenon to get around him. McClenon would hang on to finish in the 2nd position, Shane Myhre would finish in the 3rd position, Dustin Thompson drove his #337 machine to a 4th place finish while Don Emery was scored in the 5th position. Group qualifying also took place for the wingless cars, with Angelique Bell setting the fastest lap with a time of 14.621. The lone Wingless Sprint heat race was won by Anderson, California's Rowdy McClenon.
Most people thought, “No way we are racing this weekend. Its gonna be too wet.” Dennis Gage is not “most people”. Dennis had it set in his head that racing would go on as scheduled this weekend and he did everything in his power to make sure that happened. Dennis and the SDS crew worked sun up to sun down trying to pump water out and dry the pit area. They did a wonderful job making sure the show went on.
The Silver Cup Continues tomorrow night, Saturday, March 8th, with the 360 Sprint Cars returning, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Series, and the Nor-Cal Modifieds all ready to do battle on the mile clay oval. The pit gate is set to open at 2:30pm and the Main Grandstand gate is set to open at 5:00pm. Thank you all for joining us tonight at the Silver Dollar Speedway and we hope to see you again tomorrow for Night Two of the 2014 Silver Cup!

 

 

WoO Sprint Car Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the dirt. Second race of this two day show.

Article by: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530)409-0646

(Las Vegas, NV, 03/06/2014) It was a big win for Donny Schatz, as he crossed the line of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway half mile dirt track, in the World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series, racing the FVP Outlaw Showdown, the second and final night of racing here in Las Vegas, NV, in the WoO Sprint Car Spring Break Tour.

Schatz of Fargo, ND, racing the Tony Stewart Racing #15 started the race in second, having clocked in a 14.943 second run in qualifying, scored in second in the third Heat Race and second in the Dash.

When the green flag flew out for this thirty lap WoO Sprint Car Series, fifth race of this 2014 season, it was Steve Kinser who charged into the lead, with Jason Sides (TN) taking second and Schatz was in third. A caution flew out on the seventh lap when Bud Kaeding (CA) had stopped on the track, racing into the third turn. The race returned to green with S. Kinser in the lead and Schatz chasing in second. On the eighth and ninth lap, S. Kinser had the point. The next lap Schatz raced into the lead. Then Kinser had it the next lap. They swapped positions two more laps, then Schatz took over the lead on the thirteenth lap, that he raced to the checkered flag. S. Kinser scored in second with Jason Meyers rounding out the top three.

"These two races were good. Having a two day show with a good crowd and good weather, that's what we hope for. When I was up front, I was going through a lot of tear offs, so I got out of the way for awhile. We got better as the race went on. I just had not used up my tires, tried to conserve fuel and obviously, there was stuff flying around, debris of some kind, so I kept working through the laps and made it to the checkered. Steve's (Kinser) car was better than ours at the start but I think ours got better later. It was a good race and having the win, is great." said Schatz, sponsored by STP/Armor All/Crimesafe/Chevrolet Performance/J&J/TSR. Unofficially, Schatz, with this win, has moved into first in the points race.

S. Kinser of Bloomington, IN, driving the #11 Sprint, for Tony Stewart Racing, had a good run going, holding all other challenges at bay as he claimed second place for the second night of WoO Sprint Car action on this half mile track. Steve qualified thirteenth quick with a 14.959 second lap in qualifying, scored second in the first Heat Race and won the Dash.

"We did all right I guess. I didn't see any rocks or anything, but they must have been there somewhere. We can't complain. We've been running pretty good and we'll keep on working on it, do some changes, etc. I want to thank Tony Stewart Racing, all of our sponsors, that include, Bad Boy Buggies/JD Byrider/Chevrolet/Maxim/T.S.R., all of my team and all of my family" said Kinser.

Third place went to Jason Meyers of Clovis, CA. Meyers qualified third quick with a 14.832 second run and scored a third place finish in the third Heat Race, to start in eleventh in this "A" Main event. Meyers drives the Tommy Tarlton, #21M Sprint, sponsored by Elite Landscaping/Tarlton & Sons/All Star Performance/Pabcom Gypsum/Bandy & Associates. This is Meyers' second race with the WoO Sprints in their 2014 season and has plans to race with them for the next six races in their Spring Break Tour.

"We decided to run with the WoO Sprints while they were out here on the west coast. We worked our tails off to get ready to race. Our car was good. We had a good finish last night and again tonight, finishing in third. We are planning to run with the WoO Sprints the next six races on their schedule. It's been fun racing here and we are looking forward to the next race." said Meyers.

Thirty-seven cars qualified, with Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, flying around the track to earn fast time, with his 14.635 second lap. Saldana finished third in the first Heat Race and was to start sixth in the "A" Main. During Hot Laps, Saldana was hit by debris on the track. What ever it was, it went through the side panel on his sprint, leaving a large whole there, causing injury that had him transported by ambulance to the hospital. Not sure just what the injury was, but it's believe it may have been his arm. Naturally, all of us are concerned and hope Joey will be okay soon.

There were multiple cautions in the race, with the first one flying out for Bud Kaeding (CA) driving the Williams owned #0 sprint, on the seventh lap and Bud was racing into the third turn when he stopped on the track, for the first caution. Bud was able to tag the rear of the field and continue to race. With sixteen laps scored, the second yellow flag flew out when Kraig Kinser (IN), racing in fifth, had his front two tires go flat. Just two laps later the red flag flew out. This time Ian Madsen (AUS) and Logan Schuchart (PA), came together racing into the fourth turn. Bud Kaeding was up against the wall, Tim Kaeding's (CA) Sprint was stopped on the track side between turns three and four, with Tim laying on the track. Schuchart was upside down on the wall with Madsen along side. It was said that Tim had been hit by something and his knee was injured. He was checked out in the ambulance and was released. No injuries were reported for the other drivers involved and Bud was the only car able to return to continue racing. After this, there were only sixteen sprints left on the track to race. Terry McCarl lost both of his front tires and was out of the race, as well.

With six laps to go, the yellow flew out again, this time for Brian Brown (MO), who was off the track facing backwards toward the fourth turn. The checkered flag flew out on the last lap, Schatz had the win, followed by S. Kinser, Meyers, Sides, Kerry Madsen (AUS), Paul McMahan (TN), Brad Sweet (CA), Mark Dobmeier (ND), Cody Darrah (PA), Sammy Swindell (TN), Jac Haudenschild (OH), Brian Clauson (IN), Danny Lasoski (MO), Daryn Pittman (OK), Brown, B. Kaeding, K. Kinser, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (TX), I. Madsen, McCarl, T. Kaeding, Rico Abreu (CA), Schuchart, Saldana.

DASH: S. Kinser, Schatz, Sides, K. Kinser, Dobmeier, Saldana, McCarl, Pittman, Abreu, Lasoski.

"B" Main finish: Darrah, I. Madsen, B. Kaeding, Haudenschild, Brad Loyet (MO), Lucas Wolfe (PA), Jason Johnson (LA), Trey Starks (WA), Dominic Scelzi (CA), D J Netto (CA), Austen Wheatley (WA), Cole Wood (CA), Henry Van Dam (WA), Wayne Johnson (OK), Casey Buckman (AZ) and Greg Wilson (OH) did not start.

Heat Race Finishes, are as follows:

Heat #1: K. Kinser, S. Kinser, Saldana, Brown, Clausen, I. Madsen, Haudenschild, Loyet, Wilson.

Heat #2: McCarl, Sides, Pittman, Sweet, K. Madsen, Johnson, Starks, Wolfe, Wood.

Heat #3: Lasoski, Schatz, Meyers, T. Kaeding, Schuchart, Darrah, Scelzi, Johnson, Van Dam did not start.

Heat #4: Abreu, Dobmeier, Swindell, Hafertepe, Jr., McMahan, B. Kaeding, Netto, Wheatley, Casey Buckman did not start.

Next stop for the WoO Sprint Car Series is March 8th in Tucson, AZ.

 

 

Eagle Jet / Top Gun Sprints

Hendry County Motorsports Park, March 1, 2014

Weld Racing Heat #1

1) 02 Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL)

2) 83 Mark Ruel Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)

3) 24 Danny Martin (Sarasota, FL)

4) G6 Brandon Grubaugh (Ocala, FL)

Brown & Miller Heat #2

1) 7 Kyle Pitts (Mulberry, FL.)

2) 38 Tony Agin (Ft. Myers, FL)

3) 15JR Geoff Styner (Cape Coral, FL)

4) 36 Ken Laureno (Port Charlotte, FL)

5) 52 Shane Kreidler (Jupiter, FL) DNS

Eagle Jet Feature

1) 24 Danny Martin; 2) 02 Gene Lasker; 3) 7 Kyle Pitts; 4) 52 Shane Kreidler; 5) 15JR Geoff Styner; 6) 36 Ken Laureno; 7) 83 Mark Ruel Jr.; 8) G6 Brandon Grubaugh; 9) 38 Tony Agin;DNS

Commentary

The Eagle Jet/Top Gun Sprints made their first visit of 2014 to the Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston on Saturday March 1, 2014. There were 9 cars at the track to give fans two heat races, and a 25 lap feature race.

The heat races are lined up using a pill pull system, and Mark Ruel Jr. in the 83 had the pole for the start of the WELD RACING heat race with Gene Lasker in the 02 on the outside, Gene took the race lead and the win. Kyle Pitts had the pole for the start of the BROWN & MILLER heat race in the 7 car with Geoff Styner in the 15JR on the outside, Kyle took the initial race lead and went on to take the heat win.

During the intermission drivers and their cars was on the front stretch signing autographs and handing out RAD (Race Against Drugs) coloring books.

Using a passing points system to line up the feature race and a four car inversion, Mark Ruel Jr. in the 83 car had the pole for the start of the EAGLE JET feature race, with Gene Lasker in the 02 car on the outside. The race got underway with Mark leading and Lap 10 seen first caution with Brandon Grubaugh spinning in turn 2 and Mark got to close and both where done for the night. On the restart it was Danny Martin in the lead and the win. Gene Lasker in the 02 finished in second place, followed by Kyle Pitts in the 7, Shane Kreidler in the 52, with Geoff Styner in the 15JR car finishing out the top 5.

The staff and racers of the Eagle Jet/Top Gun Sprints would like to thank everyone for their support and hope to see you at the next race at Bubba Raceway Park March 8, 2014

 

 

World of Outlaw STP Sprint Car Series, opening race in their Spring Break Tour, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the FVP Outlaw Showdown

ARTICLE BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Las Vegas, NV, 03/05/2014) What were the odds that Paul McMahan, in this fabulous neon city, would score the opening night, World of Outlaws, Sprint Car Series featured event victory. McMahan drives the CJB Motorsports #51 Sprint and started this race, front row in second. Paul grew up in Elk Grove, CA, pretty much starting his sprint car career. Now he hails from Nashville, TN. Paul has nineteen career WoO wins. Paul qualified fourth fast with a 14.374 second run, won his heat race, finishing in second in the dash, that led him to his main event win in this FVP Outlaw Showdown, in their Spring Break Tour.

" I feel awesome. They did a good job with the track. We had a good car and once we got rolling, it proved itself to make it easier. I have to say the last restarts made me a bit nervous (said with a laugh). As the race went on, we fell back a spot or so. When the open red flag flew out, it gave all of us an opportunity to add fuel, do some minor adjustments and it helped. My crew tried a thing or two, made some changes and it was good. I can't thank my crew enough for all their work and for sticking with me. We had a great car." said McMahan.

Crossing the finish line in second, is the "King" of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Steve Kinser of Bloomington, IN, driver of the Tony Stewart, Bad Boy #11 S. Kinser, has carved out one fantastic career, having won 577 races and twenty championships, while racing in the WoO Sprint Car Series. Steve, who is making 2014 his last full year racing for points, shows he is still a great force to be reckoned with. Tonight he clocked in a 14.542 second,123.779 mph lap to qualify seventh out of the thirty-seven car field of entries. Then went on to win to win the third heat race and finish fourth in the dash.

We've been pretty good the last couple of times. Our car has been better than it was. The track was good, though it seemed like it was getting a little slick on the back stretch, but I'm not complaining." said Steve, with a big smile.

Third place went to Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA, driving the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 Sprint. Sweet started the race in sixteenth and had a really "sweet" run to the front. This was not an easy feat by any means, it just proved that Brad was up to the challenge.

"My Crew gave me a great car. The track was good, both on the top and the bottom. The red flag (which soon became and open red flag) also helped bring the field together as we lined up for the new green. I want to thank Kasey Kahne Racing, all of our Sponsors and all of my crew. I hate to run, but I have to change." said Sweet. It was approximately 12:30 AM, now 03/06/2014, plus the Hauler's had began to roll out.

My thanks to these drivers who hung in their for after race interviews.

Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, IN, reeled in a fourth place finish. l Saldana posted a 14.267 second, 126.165 mph, in qualifying, took second in the first heat race and third in the Dash, driving the Motter #71 Sprint of Motter Equipment. Saldana had a very solid fourth place run from the eighth or ninth lap, that he held onto to take the checkered flag.

Donny Schatz, of Fargo, ND, earned a fifth, in this event, having started in sixth. Schatz had scored a record amount of wins in the 2013 WoO Sprints,was second in the points race, so he definitely is a huge contender for the title. Sixth went to Daryn Pittman, Owasso,OK, who is the 2013 WoO Sprint Car Series Champion. Seventh went to Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA. Rico raced through this field of heavy hitters from his twenty-first start, to take the checkered flag. I believe he is the Hard Charger of this race. Rico just had scored a double victory at Cocopah Race Track, AZ, wining on 02/28/2014, then captured the big one, $10,000 to win, on 03/01/2014.

Eighth went to Cody Darrah (PA), followed by, Jason Meyers (CA), Tim Kaeding (CA), Kraig Kinser (IN), Terry McCarl (IA), Brad Loyet (MO), Brian Brown (MO), Brian Clauson (IN), Sammy Swindell (TN), Kerry Madsen (AUS), Jason Sides (TN), Dominic Scelzi (CA), Wayne Johnson (OK), Logan Schuchart (PA), Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (TX), Danny Lasoski (MO), Jac Haudenschild (OH).

All, times, finishes, etc. are unofficial.

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Earning, (and I mean, earning) the Hard Charger Award (unofficially) was Rico Abreu of St. Helena, CA. Rico started in twenty-first at the green, taking the checkered flag in seventh. Rico had just earned victories at Cocopah Race Track in AZ, on 02/28 & 03/01/2014.

 

 

2nd Annual Showdown @ Cotton Bowl Speedway, 2/28-3/1

By J M Hallas

Paige, TX.,(March 1st, 2014) After a nights worth of action the 2nd Annual Showdown came down to the money night for the Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, CBS Street Stocks and CBS Stocks. Johnny Sheets took the win in the Modified qualifier, while Mike Wagner was first to the finish line in the Sport Modified qualifier. Mike Degroot and Tim Homeyer grabbed pole position starting spots from the CBS Stock and CBS Street Stock qualifiers.

In total, up to the top 12 from each of Friday nights qualifiers were locked into Saturday nights shows. All remaining drivers, and any newcomers would have a last shot to make the fields for Saturday nights finale and payday. The IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Racesaver Sprints competed in a full show on Saturday, consisting of heats and features.

Up for grabs tonight was $1,000 to win for the Modifieds and Sport Modifieds, $750 to win for the CBS Street Stocks and Racesaver Sprints, and $500 to win for the IMCA Hobby Stocks and CBS Stocks.

A huge field of 38 Racesaver Sprint Cars signed in running under the Southern United Sprint Series banner with a 20-car field taking the green for tonight's A-main. Fourteen cars transferred out the heat race through passing points, with 3 more making the show from each B-main.

Culp Cashes in for Sprint Sweep

Raven Culp(Mesquite) picked up the nightly sweep in the Southern United Sprint Series feature taking home wins in the heat and feature. Culp chased Brandon Corn early in the 25-lapper as the lead duo diced through traffic. Corn bobbled once coming off turn 2 giving Culp the opening to jump by for the top spot. Once out front, Culp put his Kustom Crafts Exhibits, Outlaw Wings, Allard Race Engines, J&J Chassis in the wind to snag the win.

As the 20-car field roared to life Corn and Culp took off while Caleb Martin tried a move on Jonathon Danley for third. Corn began looking for an opening first trying the high side, before giving Corn a look low. The leaders ran up on traffic by lap 8 with Culp hanging on to Corn's tail tank.

As they came to the crossed flags Corn was still holding off Culp, with Danley, Martin and Kody Adams in the top five. As corn was forced low in traffic he got loose on the bottom giving Culp a run up top to take the lead. Culp then pulled away, while Nathan Hamburg, who started dead last, made his way up to sixth.

Tyler Neubaum spun in turn 4 with the leaders bearing down for the first caution on lap 15. As the old saying goes, cautions bread cautions. This would be no exception as Jacob Lucas slapped the wall on the restart doing a couple end-overs before landing on his wheels. He was checked out by EMS and was alright.

On the next restart, Neubaum spun again ending his night. Culp jumped ahead back under green, but Adams ran up the back of Hamburg sending him around. Hamburg was given his spot back while Adams was sent, reluctantly, to the tail. Adams tried to challenge the call, and was sent to the pits.

As green finally waved again, Corn tried a slide job on Culp, but couldn't complete it falling back in behind the leader. John Whitworth jr. slammed hard into the turn 1 wall bringing out a second red flag. Whitworth jr. was dazed after the hard hit and his car pretty much destroyed.

During the red, Danley in third position had his left rear go soft, but was able to continue on as the race resumed. Culp quickly put some distance on Corn while Hamburg challenged Martin for fourth. Culp had it on cruise the final laps as he raced to the checkers, with Hamburg getting past Martin for the spot.

Racesaver Southern United Sprints

3c Raven Culp, 30 Brandon Corn, 4 Jonathon Danley, 38 Nathan Hamburg, 51 Caleb Martin, 18m Bobby Middleton , 00 Dustin Woods, b51 Johnny Brown, 22L Kent Lewis sr., 94 Drew Wright, 1 Randy Allen, 7x Derek Begnaud, 29 Robert Doak, 91 John Whitworth jr., 11 Bruce Bridges, 9 Tyler Neubaum , 57 Jacob Lucas, v8 Robert Vetter, 10 Ray Allen Kulhanek, 16 Kody Adams---DQ(unsportsmanlike conduct)

Racesaver Southern United Sprint B-mains(Top 3 to A-main)

B-main 1; 94 Drew Wright, 29 Robert Doak, V8 Robert Vetter, 1x Marty Hargroder , 7h Steve Hamilton , 19 Steven Elliott, 14 Ray Caitlin, 8 Billy Crockett , 5b Trevor Barr, 99 Todd Jouett, 73 Billy Cramer---DNS, 85 Adam Barr---DNS

B-main 2; 57 Jacob Lucas, 1 Randy Allen, 38 Nathan Hamburg, 76 Daniel King, 28H Mark Harris , 45 James Foster, 24 Eddie Townsend , 85x Jared Brown, 2 Shane Freeman, 92 John Whitworth sr., 7 Rod Craddock

Racesaver Southern United Sprint heats(Top 14 in passing points)

Heat 1; 51 Caleb Martin, 22L Kent Lewis sr, 57 Jacob Lucas, 2 Shane Freeman, 28H Mark Harrison, 19 Steven Elliott, 5b Trevor Barr, 92 John Whitworth sr., 38 Nathan Hamburg ---DQ(did not scale)

Heat 2; 3c Raven Culp, 91 John Whitworth jr, 7x Derek Begnaud, 16 Kody Adams, 1 Randy Allen, R4J Clark Warren, v8 Robert Vetter, 85x Jared Brown, 73 Billy Cramer

Heat 3; 18m Bobby Middleton, 30 Brandon Corn, 11 Bruce Bridges, 00 Dustin Woods, 7H Steve Hamilton, 94 Drew Wright, 7 Rod Craddock, 14 Ray Catlin, 99 Todd Jouett---DNS

Heat 4; 10 Ray Allen Kulhanek, 4 Jonathon Danley, 9 Tyler Neubaum, B51 Johnny Brown, 1x Marty Hargroder, 76 Daniel King, 29 Robert Doak, 8 Billy Crockett, 24 Eddie Townsend, 45 James Foster, 85 Adam Barr

 

 

Reed grabs the cash – Ely take the Series

ACT49 Matt Reed returned for the States on Friday, sat on another flight to Mildura on Saturday then sat in his new mount supplied by Ken Hutchins owned Modern Stainless Steel ART. Reed looked comfortable in his new seat from the start taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award. The Bar Up $8K was also on offer for the qualifying teams and Reed grabbed the $5K bonus for being the first across the line.

Ely & Bishop lined up in 1 & 2 for the A Main with Reed & Moule off the second row. Everyone in the house new they were in for some excitement. Ely looked strong leading the main for 2/3rd race distance. The yellow light was bought on by V85 and the field had to line up again for the start. This was Reed’s opportunity to pass Ely and he grabbed the lead in Turn 2 and held off to the chequer. V4 Phil Lock was back on the podium running 3rd. Locky loves the Mildura track and always has good results at the venue.

With the Setts Bar & Grill Function Centre Big Screen sitting up in Turn 3 capturing all the highlights adding another level of entertainment to the night. The feature race certainly providing plenty of “highlights” to be captured! Full report to follow.

Heat Wins: NT30 Mark King, V83 Chris Solomon, V4 Phil Lock, SA22 Chad Ely

A Main – ACT49 Matt Reed, SA22 Chad Ely, V4 Phil Lock, SA96 Darryl Guerin, SA44 Daniel Evans, V34 Brenten Farrer, SA77 Chris Evans, V7 Paul Solomon DNF, V83 Chris Solomon, V66 Wayne Logue DNF, V85 Colin Lincoln DNF, ACT26 Tony Moule DNF, V23 Jimmy Gardiner DNF, SA66 Clinton Oliver DNF, V8 Corey Lincoln DNF, SA18 Jed Bell DNF,ACT15 Harley Bishop DNF, NT30 Mark King DNF, V99 Zac Farrer DNF Contingency Awards: Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s - Chris Evans Bar Up 8 - Paul Solomon Hoosier Hero - Matt Reed Oval Express Magazine Quick Time - Matt Reed Fire Service Plus Hot Arse - Brad Foster IDIGIT Luck Draw - Sam Putland QT Hard Charger - TBA Ronnies 50 - Chris Evans Johnny V Award - No B Main run

 

 

“The Demon” Headlines Copper on Dirt Opening Night Winners!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (February 28, 2014) – Reigning USAC/CRA Sprint Car champion Damion Gardner emerged from a wild three-car battle over the final rounds of Friday night’s 30-lap main event atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval to top the opening night of the Seventh Annual Copper on Dirt.

While “The Demon” took Sprint Car honors in front of R.J. Johnson and Gary Taylor, Johnson bested the USAC Western States Midgets, Don Shaw took West Coast Late Model honors and Ricky Thornton, Jr., added another CSP triumph in the IMCA Modified ranks.

Gardner took advantage of a late caution then outdueled race-long leader Taylor and reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion Johnson over the final rounds to win the USAC/CRA Sprint Car feature.

“It took a while, I had to figure out how to maneuver with the track changing,” Gardner explained in victory lane after the triumph aboard the Alexander Racing No. 4a. “Then they were dicing for it and the door just opened up for us.”

While Gardner ultimately ended up in victory lane, he spent most of the race in chase mode as Taylor gunned into the lead from his front row outside starting position and set the pace aboard the Cook No. 4 ahead of Gardner until sixth-starter Mike Spencer battled into the second position on the 13th round.

Spencer reeled in Taylor in short order with the duo dicing for the lead until Spencer looped it in turns one and two with just a handful of laps to go.

Johnson took advantage on the restart by racing past Taylor into the lead with Gardner joining in to make it a three-car scramble in the final circuits. Gardner found the opening he needed on the white-flag lap and held on for the win with Johnson edging Taylor for runner-up honors.

Pole starter Charles Davis, Jr., crossed the stripe fourth with Josh Hodges racing from 11th to round out the top five. Nic Faas was sixth with Mike Martin, Jake Swanson, Colby Copeland and Matt Mitchell completing the top ten.

Earlier in the evening, Johnson took the first Copper on Dirt feature win of the night by holding off the challenges of Alex Schutte for top honors in the 25-lap USAC Western States Midget feature.

In the West Coast Late Model feature, Don Shaw jumped into the lead at the outset and held off the advances of Garrett Alberson to win the non-stop 25-lapper with Pat Door a close third much of the way. Lance Mathees was fourth with Steve Drake rounding out the top five.

After winning four of six IMCA Modified features in Winter Challenge action, Ricky Thornton, Jr., picked up right where he left off by leading all the way to take the checkered flag ahead of reigning track champion Jason Noll. The rest of the top five included Logan Drake, Mike Wedelstadt and Ryan Roath.

The Seventh Annual Copper on Dirt featuring USAC/CRA Sprint Cars along with West Coast Late Models, IMCA Modifieds and USAC Western State Midgets is set to wrap up with Saturday night’s action getting under way at 7:00 p.m.

Canyon Speedway Park

Copper on Dirt Friday Night Results:

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars:

Qualifying: 1. 50-Mike Spencer 13.476, 2. 73-Nic Faas 13.810, 3. 16-Mike Martin 13.814, 4. 51-R.J. Johnson 13.942, 5. 4a-Damion Gardner 13.968, 6. 4-Gary Taylor 14.027, 7. 74-Colby Copeland 14.071, 8. 50x-Charles Davis, Jr. 14.078, 9. 44-Cody Williams 14.109, 10. 92-Jake Swanson 14.137, 11. 74x-Josh Hodges 14.211, 12. 45-Dave Darland 14.268, 13. 37-Matt Mitchell 14.330, 14. 7-Cory Kruseman 14.399, 15. 12-Josh Pelkey 14.406, 16. 2-Austin Williams 14.456, 17. 14-J.J. Ercse 14.675, 18. 4g-Chris Gansen 14.783, 19. 5-Logan Williams 14.862, 20. 11c-Michael Curtis 17.488 21. 91r-Brody Roa NT.

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2-Austin Williams, 2. 50-Mike Spencer, 3. 37-Matt Mitchell, 4. 51-R.J. Johnson, 5. 74-Colby Copeland, 6. 92-Jake Swanson, 7. 5-Logan Williams.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 7-Cory Kruseman, 2. 50x-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 4a-Damion Gardner, 4. 73-Nic Faas, 5. 14-J.J. Ercse, 6. 74x-Josh Hodges, 7. 11c-Michael Curtis.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 12-Josh Pelkey, 2. 44-Cody Williams, 3. 45-Dave Darland, 4. 4-Gary Taylor, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 91r-Brody Roa, 7. 4g-Chris Gansen.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 4a-Damion Gardner, 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 4-Gary Taylor, 4. 50x-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 74x-Josh Hodges, 6. 73-Nic Faas, 7. 16-Mike Martin, 8. 92-Jake Swanson, 9. 74-Colby Copeland, 10. 37-Matt Mitchell, 11. 45-Dave Darland, 12. 44-Cody Williams, 13. 12-Josh Pelkey, 14. 2-Austin Williams, 15. 91r-Brody Roa, 16. 50-Mike Spencer, 17. 5-Logan Williams, 18. 11c-Michael Curtis, 19. 14-J.J. Ercse, 20. 4g-Chris Gansen, 21. 7-Cory Kruseman.

West Coast Late Models:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 11-Pat Door, 2. 43-Garrett Alberson, 3. 8p-Lonnie Parker, Jr., 4. 5k-Mike Kirby, 5. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher, 6. 28-John Cornell, 7. 96-Carla Laney.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 42s-Don Shaw, 2. 11x-Steve Drake, 3. 51-Joey Moriarty, 4. 7-Cody Laney, 5. 23-Brad Williams, 6. 06-Dave Smith, 7. 12-Dave Deatz.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 10-Mike Balcaen, 2. 32b-Clay Daly, 3. 90-Lance Mathees, 4. 91T-Tony Torte, 5. 5m-Anthony Madrid, 6. 17-Craig Parker, 7. 86-Matt Micheli.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 42s-Don Shaw, 2. 43-Garrett Alberson, 3. 11-Pat Door, 4. 90-Lance Mathees, 5. 11x-Steve Drake, 6. 91T-Tony Torte, 7. 51-Joey Moriarty, 8. 81b-Bud Grossenbacher, 9. 5k-Mike Kirby, 10. 7-Cody Laney, 11. 5m-Anthony Madrid, 12. 23-Brad Williams, 13. 28-John Cornell, 14. 10-Mike Balcaen, 15. 06-Dave Smith, 16. 8p-Lonnie Parker, Jr., 17. 12-Dave Deatz, 18. 96-Carla Laney, 19. 86-Matt Micheli, 20. 17-Craig Parker, 21. 32b-Clay Daly.

IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 44-Jason Noll, 3. $-Cody Center, 4. L8-Brian Schultz, 5. 13-Ryan Engles, 6. 8-Nate Warren, 7. 41-George Fronsman.

Second Heat: 1. 111-Logan Drake, 2. 45-Ryan Roath, 3. 87-Clifton Maggard, 4. 77-Mike Wedelstadt, 5. 78-Steve Stultz, 6. 77k-Keith Krenklis, 7. 19x-Kenny Gill.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 44-Jason Noll, 3. 111-Logan Drake, 4. 77-Mike Wedelstadt, 5. 45-Ryan Roath, 6. 41-George Fronsman, 7. 13-Ryan Engles, 8. 77k-Keith Krenklis, 9. $-Cody Center, 10. 78-Steve Stultz, 11. 87-Clifton Maggard, 12. 8-Nate Warren, 13. L8-Brian Schultz, 14. 19x-Kenny Gill.

USAC Western States Midgets:

Qualifying: 1. 73-Trey Marcham 14.250, 2. 28-Alex Schutte 14.256, 3. 5-Jake Swanson 14.367, 4. 51-R.J. Johnson 14.425, 5. 98-Jared Blondell 14.534, 6. 17-Chad Nichols 14.988, 7. 2g-Terry Goodwin 15.173, 8. 68-Ronnie Gardner NT.

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 51-R.J. Johnson, 2. 5-Jake Swanson, 3. 73-Trey Marcham, 4. 28-Alex Schutte, 5. 98-Jared Blondell, 6. 17-Chad Nichols, 7. 2g-Terry Goodwin, 8. 68-Ronnie Gardner.

“A” Feature (20 Laps): 1. 51-R.J. Johnson, 2. 28-Alex Schutte, 3. 73-Trey Marcham, 4. 2g-Terry Goodwin, 5. 5-Jake Swanson, 6. 98-Jared Blondell, 7. 17-Chad Nichols, 8. 68-Ronnie Gardner (DNS).

 

 

WAYNE JOHNSON HOLDS OFF ABREU TO CLAIM $10,000 IN THE 13TH ANNUAL RONALD LANEY MEMORIAL AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK

TAMPA, FL…..2/22/14…..Wayne Johnson had his Charlie Fisher powered- XXX chassis dialed in to perfection and his driving skills were never sharper than Saturday night when he started on pole and left his competition, mainly young Rico Abreu, searching for 40 laps for a way around the Knoxville, Iowa resident.

The occasion was the l3th Annual Ronald Laney Memorial at East Bay Raceway Park where Johnson put an exclamation point to the 38th Winternationals standing in victory lane with his $10,000 check and wearing the crown for being “King of the 360’s” for the second time in four years. His repeat win in the race was an emotional time for Johnson, because he counted Ronald as a good friend for many years and misses him a lot.

“Even though the track was different tonight from last night when I won, we made very few changes to the car and the only trouble I had was on the last restart when my tire was going down and I had to keep the heat in it to build up the pressure. My crew Daryl Turfurd and Conner Nelson had the car really nice and Scott Billish is back on board as a sponsor after being away for four years. Brad Benic builds Momentum Shocks while Russell Swartz proved the ‘Outlaw Wings’ that we run are not junk!”

He also acknowledged his other sponsors Miles Hill, Todd Carlisle, Ray Williams and Vern Rengen.

With Johnson and Bryan Sebetto in the front row and Abreu inside Parker Price-Miller in the next row and a pair of Danny’s Wood and Lasoski making up row three, the red flag halted everything on lap two when Lou Kennedy got upside down on the back stretch, but was able to walk away from his car.

Abreu was in hot pursuit trying inside and outside moves to get by Johnson when they came upon lapped traffic on lap eight, but when the leader chose the high groove to maneuver through, so did Abreu. By the half-way mark, the front two-some had put three lapped cars between themselves and third place runner Price-Miller. Seven laps later that margin increased to four lapped cars when the yellow came out for a blown engine on Danny Martin’s machine in turn four.

Abreu from Rutherford California making his first appearance at East Bay, driving the Abreu Vineyards ART chassis that was built in a small shop in Sacramento and having Paul Silva aboard as a chief mechanic was a serious threat the entire race, but especially on the last restart on lap 33 when Johnson noticed his loss of tire pressure. Rico explained it like this,”I tried to drag race him into turn one and I had my wing back pretty far.” His Shaver powered machine pulled inside Johnson, but the leader was relentless in his pursue of this win and mustered ahead by the time the two were half-way between turns one and two.

Abreu didn’t give up and according to him, “I like East Bay, it’s a lot like some of the tracks in California.” He wanted to give special recognition to Jeanie and Bryan Butler for their special help with helmets, safety equipment and seats. Abreu gained early driving experience spending four years in Outlaw Go-Karts and now has four years in sprint cars. Tonight he had to settle for second behind Johnson who led by 0.624 seconds at the finish.

Eleventh starting Terry McCarl came on late to finish third and admitted in his interview that this was the best track in Florida because it had a top, a middle and a bottom groove. His Singer powered ART chassis is sponsored by Morgan Strawberry Farms and Randy Bernette. He thanked his wife Lori for putting up with three drivers in the family.

Jason Sides finished fourth followed by David Gravel, Christopher Bell, Jac Haudenschild, Greg Hodnett, Danny Smith and Danny Lasoski in the top ten. Heats were won by Sides, Smith, McCarl, Lou Kennedy, Hodnett and Tom Kennedy.

Thanks, Jean Lynch for East Bay Raceway Park

Professional MotorSports Services

360 Sprints 2/22/2014 A-Main:1. Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA), 2. Rico Abreu (Rutherford, CA), 3. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 4. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 5. David Gravel (Watertown, CT), 6. Christopher Bell (Norman, OK), 7. Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH), 8. Greg Hodnett (Thomasville, PA), 9. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 10. Danny Lasoski (Dover, MO), 11. Bryan Sebetto (Fremont, OH), 12. Danny Wood (Norman, OK), 13. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 14. Etienne Girard (Drummondville, ON), 15. Greg Wilson (Benton Ridge, OH), 16. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 17. Russ Hall (Des Moines, IA), 18. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 19. Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH), 20. Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC),

B-Main 1:1. Greg Wilson (Benton Ridge, OH), 2. Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH), 3. Scotty Thiel (Sheboygen, WI), 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX), 5. Danny Holtgraver (Pittsburgh, PA), 6. Carson McCarl (Altoona, IA), 7. Johnny Gilbertson (Plant City, FL), 8. Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN), 9. Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 10. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 11. Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN), 12. Lance Hester (Long Beach, MS), 13. Todd Fayard (Saucier, MS),

B-Main 2:1. Christopher Bell (Norman, OK), 2. Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH), 3. Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX), 4. Michael Miller (Ocean Springs, MS), 5. Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 6. Ryan Moore (Moss Point, MS), 7. Robbie Smith (Tampa, FL), 8. Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 9. Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX), 10. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 11. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 12. Tyler Godwin (Tampa, Fl),

B-Main 3:1. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 2. Russ Hall (Des Moines, IA), 3. Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ON), 4. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 5. Danny Straton (Birdsboro, PA), 6. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 7. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 8. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 9. Gary Floyd (San Angelo, TX), 10. Joe Zuczek (Venice, FL), 11. Kevin Ward Jr (Port Leyden, NY), 12. Jerod Roller (Hernando, MS),

Heat Race 1:1. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 2. Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH), 3. Carson McCarl (Altoona, IA), 4. Danny Holtgraver (Pittsburgh, PA), 5. Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN), 6. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 7. Lance Hester (Long Beach, MS), 8. Todd Fayard (Saucier, MS),

Heat Race 2:1. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 2. Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH), 3. Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 4. Michael Miller (Ocean Springs, MS), 5. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 6. Robbie Smith (Tampa, FL), 7. Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX),

Heat Race 3:1. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 2. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 3. Danny Straton (Birdsboro, PA), 4. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 5. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 6. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 7. Joe Zuczek (Venice, FL),

Heat Race 4:1. Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 2. Greg Wilson (Benton Ridge, OH), 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX), 4. Johnny Gilbertson (Plant City, FL), 5. Scotty Thiel (Sheboygen, WI), 6. Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 7. Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN),

Heat Race 5:1. Greg Hodnett (Thomasville, PA), 2. Christopher Bell (Norman, OK), 3. Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX), 4. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 5. Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 6. Ryan Moore (Moss Point, MS), 7. Tyler Godwin (Tampa, Fl),

Heat Race 6:1. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 2. Russ Hall (Des Moines, IA), 3. Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ON), 4. Kevin Ward Jr (Port Leyden, NY), 5. Gary Floyd (San Angelo, TX), 6. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 7. Jerod Roller (Hernando, MS), .

 

 

VETERAN WAYNE JOHNSON WINS FRIDAY PRELIMINARY 360 RACE IN WIRE TO WIRE FASHION AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK

TAMPA, FL….2/21/14…….On Friday night when Wayne Johnson thought there was no way he would be racing, let alone winning, the odds turned in favor of the Knoxville, Iowa driver and he started on the front row of the final preliminary 25-lap feature leading up to the East Bay Raceway’s 16th Annual King of 360’s and ended up in victory lane with a check for $1,500.

All day long 53 racers worked on their cars in a leisurely fashion as fans wondered in and out of the pits and facilities at East Bay just waiting for the predicted heavy rains that never came. The storms that skirted the Tampa race track had already washed out races that were scheduled at other tracks. But, the anticipated rain never happened and the track crew readied the surface for racing and tickets were sold and the race went on as scheduled.

The preliminary events were held and the feature for the qualified 20 cars were set showing Danny Wood from Norman, Oklahoma and Johnson bringing the field to the initial green ahead of Lou Kennedy from Winnipeg, British Columbia and Bryan Sebetto out of Fremont, Ohio in row two.

It was Johnson that put down an impressive five laps to lead the field before the only yellow flag waved for Chad Kemenah who spun on the back stretch and Hud Horton with no place to go got collected. As the green replaced the yellow, Johnson continued his domination and pulled away from Wood, Sebetto and Greg Wilson.

Johnson’s Charlie Fisher powered XXX chassis was locked down to the track and he had no serious challenges. He acknowledged his sponsors Miles Hill, Todd Carlisle, Ray Williams and Vern Williams and thanked them for their support in his victory lane appearance. “I’m just a poor boy from Oklahoma trying to make my dreams come true,” he explained. “I wish my wife and daughter, Erin and Paige were here to see this. Al (Varnadore) and his crew did a job on this track and my hat’s off to them.”

Referring to his previous win of the Ronald Laney Memorial in 2010, he indicated he can’t wait until Saturday’s $10,000-to-win race. With this win it assures him a front row starting spot.

Following the front four it was Rico Abreu, Lou Kennedy, Terry McCarl, Danny Holtgraver, Jac Haudenschild and David Gravel in the top 10. Wood, Etienne Girard, Lou Kennedy, Parker Price-Miller, Abreu and Wilson won heats.

Saturday’s l3th Annual Ronald Laney Memorial will start with hot laps at 6:00PM and racing will be at 7:00PM. Call 813-477-7223 or check the website www.eastbayraceway.com for more information.

Thanks, Jean Lynch for East Bay Raceway Park.

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360 Sprints 2/21/2014 A-Main:1. Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA), 2. Danny Wood (Norman, OK), 3. Bryan Sebetto (Fremont, OH), 4. Greg Wilson (Benton Ridge, OH), 5. Rico Abreu (Rutherford, CA), 6. Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 7. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 8. Danny Holtgraver (Pittsburgh, PA), 9. Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH), 10. David Gravel (Watertown, CT), 11. Danny Lasoski (Dover, MO), 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX), 13. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 14. Christopher Bell (Norman, OK), 15. Etienne Girard (Drummondville, ON), 16. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 17. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 18. Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX), 19. Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH), 20. Hud Horton (Germantown, OH),

B-Main 1:1. Hud Horton (Germantown, OH), 2. Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH), 3. Johnny Gilbertson (Plant City, FL), 4. Michael Miller (Ocean Springs, MS), 5. Kevin Ward Jr (Port Leyden, NY), 6. Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 7. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 8. Gary Floyd (San Angelo, TX), 9. Tyler Godwin (Tampa, Fl), 10. Bradley Greer (Coulterville, IL), 11. Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX), 12. Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 13. Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ON),

B-Main 2:1. Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH), 2. Christopher Bell (Norman, OK), 3. Danny Straton (Birdsboro, PA), 4. Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 5. Robbie Smith (Tampa, FL), 6. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 7. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 8. Jerod Roller (Hernando, MS), 9. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 10. Scotty Thiel (Sheboygen, WI), 11. Ryan Moore (Moss Point, MS), 12. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 13. Joe Zuczek (Venice, FL),

B-Main 3:1. Danny Lasoski (Dover, MO), 2. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 3. Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN), 4. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 5. Greg Hodnett (Thomasville, PA), 6. Russ Hall (Des Moines, IA), 7. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 8. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 9. Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN), 10. Carson McCarl (Altoona, IA), 11. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 12. Lance Hester (Long Beach, MS), 13. Todd Fayard (Saucier, MS),

Heat Race 1:1. Danny Wood (Norman, OK), 2. Hud Horton (Germantown, OH), 3. David Gravel (Watertown, CT), 4. Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX), 5. Christopher Bell (Norman, OK), 6. Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 7. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 8. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 9. Lance Hester (Long Beach, MS),

Heat Race 2:1. Etienne Girard (Drummondville, ON), 2. Robbie Smith (Tampa, FL), 3. Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH), 4. Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 5. Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN), 6. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 7. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 8. Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 9. Joe Zuczek (Venice, FL),

Heat Race 3:1. Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 2. Danny Lasoski (Dover, MO), 3. Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA), 4. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 5. Carson McCarl (Altoona, IA), 6. Kevin Ward Jr (Port Leyden, NY), 7. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 8. Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN), 9. Greg Hodnett (Thomasville, PA),

Heat Race 4:1. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 2. Bryan Sebetto (Fremont, OH), 3. Danny Straton (Birdsboro, PA), 4. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX), 5. Bradley Greer (Coulterville, IL), 6. Jerod Roller (Hernando, MS), 7. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 8. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 9. Ryan Moore (Moss Point, MS),

Heat Race 5:1. Rico Abreu (Rutherford, CA), 2. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 3. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 4. Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH), 5. Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX), 6. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 7. Michael Miller (Ocean Springs, MS), 8. Gary Floyd (San Angelo, TX), 9. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL),

Heat Race 6:1. Greg Wilson (Benton Ridge, OH), 2. Johnny Gilbertson (Plant City, FL), 3. Danny Holtgraver (Pittsburgh, PA), 4. Russ Hall (Des Moines, IA), 5. Tyler Godwin (Tampa, Fl), 6. Todd Fayard (Saucier, MS), 7. Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ON), 8. Scotty Thiel (Sheboygen, WI),

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360 Sprints 2/21/2014 1. (419)Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IA), 2. (414)Bryan Sebetto (Fremont, OH), 3. (413)Rico Abreu (Rutherford, CA), 4. (407)Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 5. (406)Danny Wood (Norman, OK), 6. (404)Danny Lasoski (Dover, MO), 7. (399)Etienne Girard (Drummondville, ON), 8. (399)David Gravel (Watertown, CT), 9. (396)Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH), 10. (392)Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH), 11. (388)Greg Wilson (Benton Ridge, OH), 12. (388)Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 13. (388)Christopher Bell (Norman, OK), 14. (386)Russ Hall (Des Moines, IA), 15. (386)Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 16. (382)Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 17. (381)Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 18. (380)Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 19. (378)Greg Hodnett (Thomasville, PA), 20. (376)Jerod Roller (Hernando, MS), 21. (375)Danny Holtgraver (Pittsburgh, PA), 22. (374)Robbie Smith (Tampa, FL), 23. (372)Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 24. (371)Sam Hafertepe Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX), 25. (370)Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX), 26. (369)Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 27. (366)Carson McCarl (Altoona, IA), 28. (361)Hud Horton (Germantown, OH), 29. (359)Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 30. (358)Danny Straton (Birdsboro, PA), 31. (357)Johnny Gilbertson (Plant City, FL), 32. (354)AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 33. (351)Kevin Ward Jr (Port Leyden, NY), 34. (349)Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN), 35. (348)Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX), 36. (346)Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 37. (345)Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 38. (344)Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ON), 39. (344)Tyler Godwin (Tampa, Fl), 40. (343)Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 41. (343)Michael Miller (Ocean Springs, MS), 42. (342)Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 43. (341)Bradley Greer (Coulterville, IL), 44. (341)Scotty Thiel (Sheboygen, WI), 45. (340)Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 46. (339)Gary Floyd (San Angelo, TX), 47. (338)Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 48. (338)Todd Fayard (Saucier, MS), 49. (336)Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN), 50. (336)Joe Zuczek (Venice, FL), 51. (335)Ryan Moore (Moss Point, MS), 52. (334)Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL), 53. (331)Lance Hester (Long Beach, MS),

 

 

YOUNG PARKER PRICE-MILLER OUTRAN A STOUT FIELD OF 360 SPRINT DRIVERS THURSDAY NIGHT AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK’S 38TH ANNUAL WINTERNATIONALS

TAMPA, FL……2/20/14……Kokomo, Indiana’s young Parker Price-Miller, just 15 years old, made an impressive debut in front of a field of experienced veteran drivers and a few other “rookies” opening night of a three-day show to determine the 16th Annual King of 360’s at East Bay Raceway Park.

After starting sixth in his heat and finishing second, he gained enough passing points to start outside Danny Smith on the front row of the 25-lap feature. The young driver was able to steer his Wesmar-powered XXX chassis set up to perfection by veteran crew chief Rick Ferkel, around the inside lane and lead every lap despite several serious challenges by third starting Wayne Johnson.

The crowd listened intently as track announcer Russ Calabrese interviewed the youth and learned that tonight was only his fifth time in the 360 sprint car. The happy winner of the $l,500 first place prize normally runs USAC midgets for Powri. Parker admitted,”I could see Wayne sticking his nose inside me a couple of times, but I wanted this win. Now that I’m here in victory lane I’m shocked that I won.”

The race only had one caution flag for Christopher Bell who spun high in turn two on the third lap and with the field loaded with talent like fifth starting Greg Hodnett, Chad Kemenah, Jason Sides, Danny Lasoski, Jac Haudenschild and Tim Shaffer there was plenty of time for one of those drivers to make their way to the front. But, as the race played out, it was 17th starter Rico Abreu that caught the crowd’s attention by charging all the way up to sixth position at the end.

The winner’s margin of victory was 0.520 seconds ahead of Johnson at the finish with Smith running a consistent third ahead of Russ Hall and Sides in the top five. Rounding out the top ten it was Abreu, Hodnett, Bryan Sebetto, Lasoski and Jerod Roller. Heats for the 53 car field went to Roller, Robbie Smith, Kemenah, Etienne Girard and Sebetto. The three B-Mains sent Bell, Danny Wood, Danny Martin, Jr., Shaffer, Abreu and David Gravel to the A-Main.

Another preliminary night follows Friday and the $l0,000 l3th Annual Ronald Laney Memorial is Saturday. For more information please call the office at 814-677-7223 or visit the website www.eastbayracewaypark.com.

Thanks, Jean Lynch for East Bay Raceway Park

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360 Sprints 2/20/2014

A-Main:1. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 2. Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IO), 3. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 4. Russ Hall (Des Moines, IA), 5. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 6. Rico Abreu (Rutherford, CA), 7. Greg Hodnett (Thomasville, PA), 8. Bryan Sebetto (Fremont, OH), 9. Danny Lasoski (Dover, MO), 10. Jerod Roller (Hernando, MS), 11. David Gravel (Watertown, CT), 12. Etienne Girard (Drummondville, ON), 13. Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH), 14. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 15. Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH), 16. Christopher Bell (Norman, OK), 17. Danny Wood (Norman, OK), 18. Carson McCarl (Altoona, IA), 19. Robbie Smith (Tampa, FL), 20. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL),

B-Main 1:1. Christopher Bell (Norman, OK), 2. Danny Wood (Norman, OK), 3. Greg Wilson (Benton Ridge, OH), 4. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 5. Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ON), 6. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 7. Danny Holtgraver (Pittsburgh, PA), 8. Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 9. Scotty Thiel (Sheboygen, WI), 10. Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN), 11. Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 12. Ryan Moore (Moss Point, MS), 13. Lance Hester (Long Beach, MS),

B-Main 2:1. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 2. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 3. Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 4. Danny Straton (Birdsboro, PA), 5. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX), 6. Johnny Gilbertson (Plant City, FL), 7. Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX), 8. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 9. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 10. Hud Horton (Germantown, OH), 11. Tyler Godwin (Tampa, Fl), 12. Michael Miller (Ocean Springs, MS), 13. Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN),

B-Main 3:1. Rico Abreu (Rutherford, CA), 2. David Gravel (Watertown, CT), 3. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 4. Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX), 5. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 6. Kevin Ward Jr (Port Leyden, NY), 7. Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 8. Joe Zuczek (Venice, FL), 9. Bradley Greer (Coulterville, IL), 10. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 11. Gary Floyd (San Angelo, TX), 12. Todd Fayard (Saucier, MS), 13. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL),

Heat Race 1:1. Jerod Roller (Hernando, MS), 2. Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 3. Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, IO), 4. Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 5. Greg Wilson (Benton Ridge, OH), 6. Johnny Gilbertson (Plant City, FL), 7. Ryan Moore (Moss Point, MS), 8. Gary Floyd (San Angelo, TX), 9. Lance Hester (Long Beach, MS),

Heat Race 2:1. Robbie Smith (Tampa, FL), 2. Danny Wood (Norman, OK), 3. Danny Martin Jr (Tampa, FL), 4. Thomas Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 5. David Gravel (Watertown, CT), 6. Lou Kennedy (Winnipeg, BC), 7. Terry McCarl (Altoona, IA), 8. Danny Holtgraver (Pittsburgh, PA), 9. Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY),

Heat Race 3:1. Russ Hall (Des Moines, IA), 2. Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH), 3. Tim Shaffer (Aliquippa, PA), 4. Shawn Dancer (Delphos, OH), 5. Glenn Styres (Ohsweken, ON), 6. Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL), 7. Klint Angelette (Thibodaux, LA), 8. Hud Horton (Germantown, OH), 9. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX),

Heat Race 4:1. Chad Kemenah (Findlay, OH), 2. Greg Hodnett (Thomasville, PA), 3. AJ Maddox (Tampa, FL), 4. Josh Baughman (Odessa, TX), 5. Tyler Godwin (Tampa, Fl), 6. Scotty Thiel (Sheboygen, WI), 7. Freddie McCall (Brewton, AL), 8. Michael Miller (Ocean Springs, MS), 9. Tony Agin (Fort Myers, FL),

Heat Race 5:1. Etienne Girard (Drummondville, ON), 2. Carson McCarl (Altoona, IA), 3. Rico Abreu (Rutherford, CA), 4. Channin Tankersley (Highlands, TX), 5. Christopher Bell (Norman, OK), 6. Danny Straton (Birdsboro, PA), 7. Morgan Turpen (Cordova, TN), 8. Joe Zuczek (Venice, FL), 9. Bradley Greer (Coulterville, IL),

Heat Race 6:1. Bryan Sebetto (Fremont, OH), 2. Danny Lasoski (Dover, MO), 3. Jason Sides (Bartlett, TN), 4. Jac Haudenschild (Wooster, OH), 5. Todd Fayard (Saucier, MS), 6. Kevin Ward Jr (Port Leyden, NY), 7. Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN), 8. Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN)

 

 

ERICK RUDOLPH WINS SUN BANK CENTER INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET FEATURE WHILE JUSTIN GUMLEY TOPS CHAMP KART FIELD IN TRENTON, NJ SATURDAY NIGHT

TRENTON, NJ February 9, 2014 . . . Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., roared to victory Saturday night in the Battle Of Trenton Three Quarter Midget 40-lap feature race inside the Trenton (NJ) Sun Bank Center.

“The car was hooked up tonight,” exclaimed the race’s victor. “It was a case of reading the track before the race, getting the setup right and having the track stay consistent.” Rudolph led all forty of the race’s circuits.

The win for Rudolph was his first since a three-for-four near sweep of the 2012 Boardwalk Hall feature events.

Mike Lichty of Innerkip, Ontario finished second, battling back from a mid-race spin on lap 17 while running third. His run was eclipsed by that of Zane Zeiner, of Bath, Pa., who started twenty second, steered clear of the carnage that ensnared others, and finished third. Matt Janisch of Easton, Pa., was fourth, also fighting back from early race adversity. Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J. was fifth

The 25-lap Champ Kart co-feature was won by Justin Gumley of Howell, N.J. who led every lap. Rich Davidowitz of East Moriches, was a close runner up, ahead of James Hayden of Lake Grove, N.Y., Avery Stoehr of Lakeville, Mass., and Alex Colasanto of Lindenhurst, N.Y.

Jonathan Laureigh of Lanoka Harbor, N.J., crashed heavily while riding in fourth spot with 17 of the 25 laps completed. He was aided from his kart by EMTs but was not believed to have sustained any serious injuries.

Ryan Tidman of Levittown, Pa. outran a field of 57 TQ Midgets to set fastest time. Danny Bouc of Plumsteadville, Pa., outran two dozen other Champ Kart hopefuls to set quickest time.

In the first TQ Midget B-Main race, Paul Hartwig, Jr. of Brick, N.J., escaped injury when he flipped wildly in the first turn. His car overturned against the outside wall concrete barrier dislodging it. Once righted, Hartwig climbed out unhurt.

Undaunted, Hartwig returned to run in the Champ Kart feature and raced his way to a tenth place finish.

PNC Industries and Angela’s House Charity were sponsors of the first annual two-day card of Indoor racing produced and presented by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions.

Ryan Preece of Berlin, Ct., and Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, N.Y., shared honors in Friday’s TQ Midget Twin Twenties races and Gary Hieber, Jr. of Penndel, Pa., took the Slingshot feature,

The events were preceded by races inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on January 24-25. The TQ events were both part of the Fatheadz Eyewear Indoor Series which rewarded the top three drivers from both weekends of action.

The outcome of the Fatheadz Eyewear chase was determined on the final laps of the Battle Of Trenton feature. Sixth place finisher Anthony Sesely, with 382 points, shaded Matt Janisch, who earned 381 points by way of his fourth place ride.

TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Erick Rudolph, 2. Mike Lichty, 3. Zane Zeiner, 4. Matt Janisch, 5. Jimmy Blewett, 6. Anthony Sesely, 7. Jonathan Reid, 8. Rob Vivona, 9. Patrick Emerling, 10. Lou Cicconi Jr., 11. Kyle Hieber, 12. Shawn Nye, 13. Neal Williams, 14. Joey Payne, 15. Ryan Preece, 16. Shaun Carrig, 17. Joey Payne, 18. Pat Bealer, 19. Ted Christopher, 20. Rob Neely, 21. Pat Bealer, 22. Ted Christopher, 23. Glen Reen, 24. Mike Iles, 25. Tim Buckwalter.

Champ Kart Feature (25 Laps): 1. Justin Gumley, 2. Rich Davidowitz, 3. James Hayden, 4. Avery Stoehr, 5. Alex Colasanto 6. Dalton Rovira, 7. AJ Jadacki, 8. Chad Churilla, 9. Bethany Stoehr, 10. Paul Hartwig Jr., 11. Michael Schickner, 12. Vincent LaFazia, 13. Ron Midford, 14. Jonathan Laureigh, 15. Lisa Nalbach, 16. Dakota Kessler, 17. Glen Meisenhelder, 18. Derrick Demott, 19. Doug Stearly, 20. Jack Handley Jr., 21. Danny Bouc, 22. Gabbie Olender, 23. John Berger, 24. Jimmy Wolcott, 25. DJ Doyle.

 

 

ATKINSON WINS SHORTENED MAIN EVENT

Northern Territorian Ben Atkinson claimed victory in round 12 of the Sprintcar Track Championship at Valvoline Raceway last night. The race was chequered flagged four laps from home after the race went past the self-imposed 10:30pm curfew. Second to the line was James Thompson who was on a charge late in the race and Max Dumesny filled the final podium spot.

It was all Atkinson from the drop of the green flag as he led every lap even after being put back two spots for jumping the start as the yellows came on after one lap. Ultimately the lapped traffic worked in Atkinson's favour as he managed to stay a number of cars ahead during the long green flag laps. The battle for the minor positions was where the entertainment was as visiting driver Danny Reidy made the most of his eleventh place starting position to really take it up to the top positions. He had a running battle with Max Dumesny that was great to watch and coupled with Max Johnston and James Thompson it certainly made it a battle to remember.

Following the top three home were Danny Reidy, Max Johnston, Troy Little, Warren Ferguson, Toby Bell Bowen, Grant Tunks and Blake Skipper rounding out the top ten.

Earlier heat race action saw wins go to Ben Atkinson, Danny Reidy, Toby Bell Bowen, Troy Little, Max Dumesny and James Thompson.

Time Trials kicked the night off and it was Warren Ferguson who set quick time with a 13.262 sec. lap.

The next event on the Sprintcar Association of NSW calendar is this Saturday night, February 15 when the next round of the War of Wings series is held at Gunnedah Speedway in north-western NSW.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 14.

TIME TRIALS – 1. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 13.262 ; 2. Max Dumesny, 5V, 13.291; 3. Grant Tunks, 54N, 13.317; 4. James Thompson, 22N, 13.326; 5. Danny Reidy, 5NQ, 13.344; 6. Troy Little, 20N, 13.439; 7. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 13.481; 8. Peter Bourke, 89N, 13.487; 9. Max Johnston, 38N, 13.487; 10. Jay Waugh, 99C, 13.509; 11. Dave Lambert, 42N, 13.517; 12. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 13.633; 13. Nick Simmons, 9C, 13.640; 14. Craig Brady, 74N, 13.643; 15. Alex Orr, 43N, 13.647; 16. Kim Becker, 51C, 13.667; 17. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 13.714; 18. Matthew Thomas, 15N, 13.796; 19. Anthony Brien, 68N, 13.890; 20. Matthew Craft, 3N, 13.966; 21. Steve Caunt, 9N, 14.016; 22. Brad Stacy, 76N, 14.022; 23. Blake Skipper, 24N, 14.043; 24. Bruce White, 96N, 14.044; 25. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 13.355; 26. Mark Attard, 52N, 14.054; 27. Cameron Ware, 58C, 14.109; 28. Jeff Lawler, 73N, 14.121; 29. Michael Saller, 56N, 14.121; 30. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 14.191; 31. Scott Withers, 34C, 14.193; 32. Wayne Skipper, 24C, 14.216; 33. Brian Czuczi, 92C, 14.244; 34. Guy Stanshall, 18N, 14.284; 35. Hayley Sayers, 87N, 14.374; 36. Darren Meehan, 90N; 14.601. 37. Steve Payne, 86N, 14.796; 38. Brendan Rallings, 65N, 15.020; 39. Gavin Black, 82N, NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. B Atkinson, 2. T Little, 3. W Skipper, 4. A Brien, 5. W Ferguson, 6. N Simmons, 7. M Thomas, 8. R Bell Bowen, 9. B Czuczi, 10. B White, 11. M Saller, (DNF) D Meehan, (DNF) Matt Dumesny. NT.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. Danny Reidy, 2. P Bourke, 3. Max Dumesny, 4. G Stanshall, 5. M Craft, 6. B Skipper, 7. M Attard, 8. S Withers, 9. C Ware, 10. D Lambert, 11. S Payne, 12. J Matchett, (DNF) C Brady. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. T Bell Bowen, 2. G Tunks, 3. M Johnston, 4. J Thompson, 5. J Waugh, 6. K Becker, 7. S Caunt, 8. G Black, 9. H Sayers, (DNF) B Rallings, (DNF) A Orr, (DNF) J Lawler, (DNF) B Stacey. NT.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. T Little, 2. W Ferguson, 3. B Atkinson, 4. R Bell Bowen, 5. B White, 6. M Thomas, 7. A Brien, 8. W Skipper, 9. N Simmons, 10. M Saller, 11. B Czuczi, 12. D Meehan. 2:21.648.

HEAT 5: (10 laps) 1. Max Dumesny, 2. D Reidy, 3. D Lambert, 4. S Withers, 5. B Skipper, 6. P Bourke, 7. M Attard, 8. J Matchett, 9. S Payne, 10. M Craft, 11. G Stanshall, 12. C Ware. 2:25.191.

HEAT 6: (10 laps) 1. J Thompson, 2. G Tunks, 3. M Johnston, 4. K Becker, 5. S Caunt, 6. H Sayers, 7. T Bell Bowen, 8. B Stacey, 9. J Waugh, 10. J Lawler, 11. G Black, (DNF) M Saller. NT.

B MAIN: ( 12 laps) 1. J Matchett, 2. B White, 3. S Withers, 4. G Stanshall, 5. J Lawler, 6. W Skipper. 7. B Czuczi, 8. M Saller, 9. B Stacey, 10. S Payne, 11. H Sayers, 12. D Meehan, (DNF) C Ware, (DNF) M Attard, (DNF) Matt Dumesny, (DNF) G Black. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ben Atkinson (6), 2. James Thompson (8), 3. Max Dumesny (12), 4. Danny Reidy (11), 5. Max Johnston (5), 6. Troy Little (9), 7. Warren Ferguson (7), 8. Toby Bell Bowen (19), 9. Grant Tunks (10), 10. Blake Skipper (18), 11. Jimmy Matchett (21), 12. Anthony Brien (14), 13. Steve Caunt (17), 14. Peter Bourke (4), 15. Roddy Bell Bowen (3), 16. Matthew Thomas (16), 17. Bruce White (22), 18. Matthew Craft (20), 19. Nick Simmons (15), (DNF) Scott Withers (23), (DNF) Guy Stanshall (24), (DNF) Dave Lambert (1), (DNF) Jay Waugh (13), (DNF) Kim Becker (2). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Kim Becker, Laps 2-27 Ben Atkinson. ( race cut short due to time curfew).

FASTEST LAP: Lap 3, Ben Atkinson 13.983.

 

 

Rilat tops the Mount for Spud

In what can only be described as a thrilling and emotional night for the All Stars American Travis Rilat took the chequered flag for his best mates Memorial event last night at Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier. Rilat led the race from the start with SA75 Matt Egel on his tail every corner of every lap until the driveline let go with 10 laps to run forcing Egel to the infield. SA22 Chad Ely and V90 Corey McCullagh were having the own dice for 3rd and 4th with the pair changing positions continually until Ely’s finally locked in 2nd and held it to the end. Colin Brooks in the ACT49 Modern Stainless Steel mount coming home in 4th. Brooks stepping in the seat as regular driver Matt Reed is in the States with work commitments.

Rilat and Ely were both best mates with Tyson and you could see the raw emotion both had at the scales after the A Main. Even if you didn’t know Spud you could see just how much this race meant to these guys.

Rilat’s words at the Presentation “out of all the races in the world this is the most important race to me and to win it means so much.”

A Main finish – USA29 Travis Rilat, SA22 Chad Ely, V90 Corey McCullagh, ACT49 Colin Brooks, V86 Tim Van Ginneken, V7 Paul Solomon, V74 Micahel Cunningham, ACT26 Tony Moule, SA57 Rory Button, V34 Brenten Farrer, V84 Luke Nash, SA83 Shannon Barry, SA69 Cody Atkins, SA66 Clinton Oliver, SA5 Trigga Gates, SA71 Sam Putland, SA18 Jed Bell, SA75 Matt Egel-DNF, SA14 Brendan Quinn-DNF, ACT15 Harley Bishop-DNF.

 

 

RYAN PREECE AND ANDY JANKOWIAK ARE INDOOR AUTO RACING FEATURE WINNERS AT TRENTON’S SUN BANK CENTER, ACTION CONTINUES TONIGHT

TRENTON, NJ – February 8, 2014 . . . Auto racing returned Friday night to New Jersey’s State Capital for the first time since the last race at the New Jersey State Fairgrounds in 1980 inside Sun Bank Center and in a rousing program of Three Quarter Midget indoor racing action, two immensely popular first time winners took home the victories in 20-lap main events.

Ryan Preece of Berlin, Ct., gained the lead after a frenetic 17 laps of non-stop action ended with a tangle that took out the top three leaders, Jonathan Reid, Jimmy Blewett and Andy Jankowiak.

Preece then ran out the last three laps to win over Patrick Emerling, Neal Williams, Shawn Nye and Matt Janisch.

“If anyone had told me I would win the first TQ 20-lap feature I would never have thought it possible,” said Preece, the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series champion.

In the second 20-lap TQ Midget feature, an event punctuated with several accidents, Jankiowiak gained a measure of redemption by leading most of the distance. The Cheektowaga, N.Y driver was an emotional winner.

“I knew I had a chance when Lou Cicconi was behind me,” Jankowiak said. “Louie raced me clean and it gave me some room to work lapped traffic.”

Jankowiak’s ability to work his way through heavy lapped traffic proved to be the critical difference.

Cicconi was second at the end of the second feature with Reid, like Jankowiak, gaining some measure of satisfaction after his issues in the first feature by taking third. Ryan Tidman, who barely qualified into the Twin Twenties, had an outstanding effort to place fourth and Emerling, by earning fifth, was the only driver to gain a top five finish in the twin TQ main events.

The Slingshot 25-lap co-feature was won by Gary Hieber, Jr., of Penndel, Pa., who outran Matt Carman and Tiffany Wambold. Shannon Smith, who ran second to Hieber for the first half of the race, was fourth and Kevin VanValkenburg finished fifth.

Two drivers were transported to area care centers after mishaps during the day. Steve Kemery of Sewell, N.J., crashed heavily in TQ Midget practice after car’s throttle stuck. In the Slingshot feature, Lydia Rueckheim was extricated from her car after complaining of neck pain. Neither driver was believed to have sustained serious injuries.

PC Industries / Angela’s House sponsored the night of action which continues Saturday night as the Battle of Trenton concludes with a 40-lap TQ Midget headliner and a 25-lap Champ Kart main event. Racing starts at 7 p.m. Check for information at www.aarn.com or telephone 609.888.3618.

First TQ Midget Feature (20 Laps): 1. Ryan Preece, 2. Patrick Emerling, 3. Neal Williams, 4. Shawn Nye, 5. Matt Janisch, 6. Rowan Pennink, 7. Tony DiMattia, 8. Lou Cicconi Jr., 9. Rob Neely, 10. Jimmy Blewett, 11. Ryan Tidman, 12. Luke Thomas, 13. Andy Jankowiak, 14. Matt Roselli, 15. Jonathan Reid, 16. Billy Pauch, 17. Erik Musto, 18. Billy Pauch Jr., 19. Zane Zeiner, 20. Paul Lotier, 21. Bobby Butler, 22. Ted Christopher, 23. Mike Lichty, 24. Anthony Sesely, 25. Richie Pratt, Jr.

Second TQ Midget Feature (20 Laps): 1. Jankowiak, 2. Cicconi, 3. Reid, 4. Tidman, 5. Emerling, 6. Blewett, 7. Preece, 8. DiMattia, 9. Thomas, 10. Sesely, 11. Zeiner, 12. Williams, 13. Janisch, 14. Pauch Jr., 15. Butler, 16. Neely, 17. Roselli, 18. Musto, 19. Nye, 20. Pauch, 21. Pratt, 22. Lotier, 23. Christopher, 24. Lichty, 25. Pennink.

Slingshot Feature (25 Laps): 1. Gary Hieber, Jr., 2. Matt Carman, 3. Tiffany Wambold, 4. Shannon Smith, 5. Kevin VanValkenburg, 6. Frank Yankowski, 7. Bobby Dmuchowski, 8. Mike Carman, 9. Jerry Schott, Jr., 10. Robbie Albreada, Jr., 11. Mike Alcaro, 12. Jesse Hartman, 13. Matt Stangle, 14. Jason Ring, 15 Don Boonstra, 16. Nick Shaw, 17. Simon Egan, 18. Dave McCullough, 19. Kurt Bettler, 20. Steve Yankowski, 21. John Gilroy, 22. Lydia Rueckheim, 23. Matt Massone, 24. Ricky Yetter.

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd Takes $5K Winter Challenge Finale!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (February 1, 2014) – Richard Vander Weerd put a halt to Dave Darland’s Winter Challenge dominance by taking the $5,000 winner’s share in Saturday night’s USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car 30-lap finale atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

The Visalia, CA, racer denied Darland his fourth victory in the six race series by taking the lead before the midway point and then holding off the Indiana shoe in the final rounds.

While Vander Weerd claimed Sprint Car honors, Nebraska’s Jesse Sobbing broke the Ricky Thornton, Jr., stranglehold on IMCA Modified victory lane, Ty Warner scored another Pure Stock win, Jacob Hawkins picked off his second Micro Sprint win and Bo Partain topped the Renegades.

After winning three of the initial five rounds of Winter Challenge action, Darland led the Sprint Car feature field to the flag from the pole position and led the early rounds before Vander Weerd raced into the lead after starting fourth.

Vander Weerd weathered a pair of late cautions to secure the win ahead of Darland with Josh Pelkey claiming the show position to rank as the only driver to finish among the top ten in all six Winter Challenge features.

Charles Davis, Jr., raced from 12th to snare fourth behind the lead trio with New Mexico’s Josh Hodges rounding out the top five. Shon Deskins climbed from 14th to sixth with R.J. Johnson, Nic Faas, 17th-starter Brady Bacon and 19th-starter Stevie Sussex completing the top ten.

Gunning for a fifth consecutive IMCA Modified feature win in Winter Challenge action, Ricky Thornton, Jr., took the green flag from the front row outside only to eventually finish second to fifth-starter Jesse Sobbing. Sobbing and Thornton, Jr., crossed the stripe ahead of Tim Ward, 16th-starter Bryan Schultz and Jay Foster.

Ty Warner raced from fifth to snare his third Winter Challenge win in Pure Stock action ahead of Joe Vlasity and Speedway Madrid, Jacob Hawkins posted his second Micro Sprint feature win in as many nights by crossing the stripe ahead of Tyler Seavey and Pat Wing while Bo Partain bested Virgil McArthur and Johnny Madrid in Renegade action.

Next up at Canyon Speedway Park is the Copper on Dirt on February 28 and March 1 featuring USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, USAC West Coast Midgets, IMCA Modifieds and West Coast Late Models vs. CDM Late Models.

Canyon Speedway Park

Winter Challenge Round Six Results:

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 10-Richard Vander Weerd, 2. 74x-Josh Hodges, 3. 73-Nic Faas, 4. 88-Jace Vander Weerd, 5. 99-Brady Bacon, 6. 4-Stevie Sussex, 7. 111-Ryan Bernal.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1x-Dave Darland, 2. 51-R.J. Johnson, 3. 74-Colby Copeland, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 92-Mitch Mack, 6. 83-Michael Woodruff, 7. 21x-Casey Shuman.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 2. 5-Tye Mihocko, 3. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 4. 02-Matt Rossi, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 0-Will Perkins, 7. 55nm-David Dykes.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 12-Josh Pelkey, 2. 17m-Mike Colegrove, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 2x-Josh Shipley, 5. 57x-James Aragon, 6. 45-Jason Grady, 7. 11c-Michael Curtis.

“B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon, 2. 16-Mike Martin, 3. 4-Stevie Sussex, 4. 11c-Michael Curtis, 5. 57x-James Aragon, 6. 45-Jason Grady, 7. 83-Michael Woodruff, 8. 55nm-David Dykes, 9. 92-Mitch Mack, 10. 0-Will Perkins. DNS: 21x-Casey Shuman, 111-Ryan Bernal.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 10-Richard Vander Weerd, 2. 1x-Dave Darland, 3. 12-Josh Pelkey, 4. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 5. 74x-Josh Hodges, 6. 20-Shon Deskins, 7. 51-R.J. Johnson, 8. 73-Nic Faas, 9. 99-Brady Bacon, 10. 4-Stevie Sussex, 11. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 12. 11c-Michael Curtis, 13. 45-Jason Grady, 14. 17m-Mike Colegrove, 15. 16-Mike Martin, 16. 5-Tye Mihocko, 17. 02-Matt Rossi, 18. 74-Colby Copeland, 19. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 20. 57x-James Aragon, 21. 88-Jace Vander Weerd, 22. 2x-Josh Shipley.

IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. 10m-Jeremy Mills, 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 88c-Chris Olexicwiez, 4. 39-Scott Eaton, 5. L8-Bryan Schultz, 6. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 7. 8c-Chad Anderson, 8. 8-Nate Warren.

Second Heat: 1. 45-Ryan Roath, 2. 90.5-Tommy Fain, 3. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 4. 19-Jay Foster, 5. 44-Jason Noll, 6. 198-Cody Miller, 7. 87-Clifton Maggard, 8. 40jr-Bubba Stafford.

Third Heat: 1. 99c-Jesse Sobbing, 2. 10o-Stacy Mills, 3. 37-Mike Jergens, 4. W5-Jesse Williamson, 5. 222-Larry Hood, 6. 21r-Riley Simmons, 7. 65-Tim Palmer.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 99c-Jesse Sobbing, 2. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 4tw-Tim Ward, 4. L8-Bryan Schultz, 5. 19-Jay Foster, 6. W5-Jesse Williamson, 7. 45-Ryan Roath, 8. 88c-Chris Olexicwiez, 9. 44-Jason Noll, 10. 222-Larry Hood, 11. 37-Mike Jergens, 12. 21r-Riley Simmons, 13. 8c-Chad Anderson, 14. 8-Nate Warren, 15. 198-Cody Miller, 16. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 17. 39-Scott Eaton, 18. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 19. 65-Tim Palmer, 20. 87-Clifton Maggard, 21. 10m-Jeremy Mills, 22. 10o-Stacy Mills, 23. 90.5-Tommy Fain.

Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 15-Speedy Madrid, 2. 90-Ty Warner, 3. 07-Terry Hill, 4. 20x-Michael Huffman, 5. 22x-Richard Veralrud, 6. Z28-Jason Schwader, 7. 27T-John Todd, 8. 40sr-Jeff Stafford.

Second Heat: 1. 84-Mike Goodwin, 2. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 3. 28-Bo Partain, 4. 5m-Zack Madrid, 5. 17-Harland Morehart, 6. 15m-Andrew Marshall, 7. 25-Steve Duffy.

“A” Feature: 1. 90-Ty Warner, 2. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 3. 15-Speedy Madrid, 4. 84-Mike Goodwin, 5. 40sr-Jeff Stafford, 6. 07-Terry Hill, 7. 5m-Zack Madrid, 8. 25-Steve Duffy, 9. 17-Harland Morehart, 10. 22x-Richard Veralrud, 11. Z28-Jason Schwader, 12. 15m-Andrew Marshall, 13. 27T-John Todd, 14. 20x-Michael Huffman, 15. 28-Bo Partain.

Renegades:

First Heat: 1. 3d-Bo Partain, 2. 47-Virgil McArthur, 3. 9-Paul O’Connor, 4. 57a-Tate Allen, 5. 16-Glen Branham, 6. 17-Kurt Kesselring, 7. 77-Mike Laramee, 8. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 9. 19-Mark Rogers, 10. 76-Keith Seitzer, 11. 2-Joshua McClelland.

“A” Feature: 1. 3d-Bo Partain, 2. 47-Virgil McArthur, 3. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 4. 9-Paul O’Connor, 5. 17-Kurt Kesselring, 6. 77-Mike Laramee, 7. 76-Keith Seitzer, 8. 16-Glen Branham, 9. 57a-Tate Allen, 10. 2-Joshua McClelland, 11. 19-Mark Rogers.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 2-Dennis Carrier, 2. 41-Tyler Seavey, 3. 41h-Colton Hardy, 4. 24-Pat Wing, 5. 45-Brandon Selph, 6. 18-Travis Sellers, 7. 6-Dave Van Ess, 8. 32-Brandon Hacker.

Second Heat: 1. 12-Jacob Hawkins, 2. 77-Aaron Miller, 3. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 4. 4-Mike Visser, 5. 42-Kenny Hilton, 6. 29-Paul Martin.

“A” Feature: 1. 12-Jacob Hawkins, 2. 41-Tyler Seavey, 3. 24-Pat Wing, 4. 41h-Colton Hardy, 5. 77-Aaron Miller, 6. 29-Paul Martin, 7. 42-Kenny Hilton, 8. 4-Mike Visser, 9. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 10. 6-Dave Van Ess, 11. 18-Travis Sellers, 12. 45-Brandon Selph, 13. 32-Brandon Hacker, 14. 2-Dennis Carrier.

 

 

Darland Takes Another Winter Challenge Win!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 31, 2014) – Dave Darland added another $2,000 winner’s check to the collection by topping Round Five of USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car action in Friday night’s 30-lap Winter Challenge main event atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

Darland’s drove to his third victory in five rounds of the six-event series from the pole position aboard the Casey Minks No. 1x entry.

While Darland posted Sprint Car honors, Ricky Thornton, Jr., snared his fourth consecutive IMCA Modified feature win with other winners on the night including Steve Shumaker in Pure Stocks, Jacob Hawkins in Micro Sprints and Paul O’Connor in Renegades.

Darland took the checkered flag ahead of Tijeras, NM, shoe Josh Hodges, who raced forward from seventh to snare runner-up honors. Nic Faas claimed his best Winter Challenge finish thus far by claiming the show position with Mike Martin climbing seven positions to finish fourth and Josh Pelkey charging from 13th to round out the top five.

Casey Shuman advanced from 14th to sixth while Richard Vander Weerd raced from 21st to seventh. Jace Vander Weerd, Shon Deskins and R.J. Johnson completed the top ten.

Ricky Thornton, Jr., continued his mastery of the IMCA Modified ranks by racing from sixth to take his fourth win in a row ahead of Jeremy Mills, Ryan Roath, Jason Noll and Tim Ward.

Steve Shumaker advanced from seventh to take Pure Stock honors ahead of Joe Vlasity and Terry Hill, Jacob Hawkins raced from ninth to win the Micro Sprint main ahead of Dennis Carrier and Cassie Klenkie while Paul O’Connor crossed the stripe ahead of Tate Allen and Johnny Madrid in Renegade action.

Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge concludes with the sixth and final round on Saturday with the green flag flying at 5:00 p.m.

Canyon Speedway Park

Winter Challenge Round Five Results:

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 74-Colby Copeland, 2. 74x-Josh Hodges, 3. 21x-Casey Shuman, 4. 12-Josh Pelkey, 5. 20-Shon Deskins, 6. 51-R.J. Johnson, 7. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 8. 55nm-David Dykes.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 51x-Jimmy Crawford, 2. 5-Tye Mihocko, 3. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 4. 4-Stevie Sussex, 5. 99-Brady Bacon, 6. 10-Richard Vander Weerd, 7. 17m-Mike Colegrove, 8. 111-Ryan Bernal.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1x-Dave Darland, 2. 83-Michael Woodruff, 3. 21a-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 12j-Josh Grady, 5. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 6. 57x-James Aragon, 7. 77x-Taylor Walton.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 88-Jace Vander Weerd, 2. 73-Nic Faas, 3. 11c-Michael Curtis, 4. 16-Mike Martin, 5. 45-Jason Grady, 6. 92-Mitch Mack, 7. 0-Will Perkins.

“B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 2. 20-Shon Deskins, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 17m-Mike Colegrove, 5. 10-Richard Vander Weerd, 6. 45-Jason Grady, 7. 57x-James Aragon, 8. 92-Mitch Mack, 9. 0-Will Perkins, 10. 99-Brady Bacon, 11. 111-Ryan Bernal, 12. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 13. 77x-Taylor Walton, 14. 55nm-David Dykes.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 1x-Dave Darland, 2. 74x-Josh Hodges, 3. 73-Nic Faas, 4. 16-Mike Martin, 5. 12-Josh Pelkey, 6. 21x-Casey Shuman, 7. 10-Richard Vander Weerd, 8. 88-Jace Vander Weerd, 9. 20-Shon Deskins, 10. 51-R.J. Johnson, 11. 5-Tye Mihocko, 12. 11c-Michael Curtis, 13. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 14. 74-Colby Copeland, 15. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 16. 12j-Josh Grady, 17. 51x-Jimmy Crawford, 18. 21a-Aaron Reutzel, 19. 17m-Mike Colegrove, 20. 45-Jason Grady, 21. 83-Michael Woodruff, 22. 4-Stevie Sussex.

IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 10m-Jeremy Mills, 3. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 4. 88c-Chris Olexicwiez, 5. W5-Jesse Williamson, 6. 10o-Stacy Mills, 7. 1x-Stephen Streeter, 8. 3x-Jason Briese.

Second Heat: 1. 90.5-Tommy Fain, 2. 45-Ryan Roath, 3. 222-Larry Hood, 4. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 5. 39-Scott Eaton, 6. 6x-Jason Schoenberger, 7. 198-Cody Miller, 8. L8-Bryan Schultz.

Third Heat: 1. 8c-Chad Anderson, 2. 8-Nate Warren, 3. 4tw-Tim Ward, 4. 44-Jason Noll, 5. 21r-Riley Simmons, 6. 99c-Jesse Sobbing, 7. 14r-Daniel Robinson, 8. 37-Mike Jergens.

“B”Feature: 1. 10o-Stacy Mills, 2. 37-Mike Jergens, 3. L8-Bryan Schultz, 4. 14r-Daniel Robinson, 5. 198-Cody Miller, 6. 1x-Stephen Streeter, 7. 99c-Jesse Sobbing, 8. 3x-Jason Briesen.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 10m-Jeremy Mills, 3. 45-Ryan Roath, 4. 44-Jason Noll, 5. 4tw-Tim Ward, 6. 37-Mike Jergens, 7. W5-Jesse Williamson, 8. 88c-Chris Olexicwiez, 9. 222-Larry Hood, 10. 90.5-Tommy Fain, 11. 14r-Donald Robinson, 12. 8c-Chad Anderson, 13. 1x-Stephen Streeter, 14. 198-Cody Miller, 15. 8-Nate Warren, 16. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 17. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 18. 39-Scott Eaton, 19. 6x-Jason Schoenberger, 20. L8-Bryan Schultz, 21. 10o-Stacy Mills, 22. 21r-Riley Simmons.

Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 17L-Nick Langer, 2. 84-Mike Goodwin, 3. 07-Terry Hill, 4. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 5. ACE-Doug Porter, 6. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 7. 22x-Richard Valrude, 8. 96-Paul Lorton, 9. 5m-Zack Madrid.

Second Heat: 1. 90-Ty Warner, 2. 25-Steve Duffy, 3. 15-Speedy Madrid, 4. 92p-John Parmeley, 5. 17-Harland Morehart, 6. 54f-Guy Fite, 7. 27T-John Todd, 8. 28-Mike Herrera, 9. 77-Danny James.

“A” Feature: 1. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 2. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 3. 07-Terry Hill, 4. 17L-Nick Langer, 5. ACE-Doug Porter, 6. 84-Mike Goodwin, 7. 22x-Richard Valrude, 8. 54f-Guy Fite, 9. 28-Mike Herrera, 10. 5m-Zack Madrid, 11. 90-Ty Warner, 12. 25-Steve Duffy, 13. 96-Paul Lorton, 14. 17-Harland Morehart, 15. 27T-John Todd, 16. 92p-John Parmeley, 17. 15-Speedy Madrid, 18. 77-Danny James.

Renegades:

First Heat: 1. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 2. 3-Bo Partain, 3. 57a-Tate Allen, 4. 14-Don Berner, 5. 17-Kurt Kesselring, 6. 9-Paul O’Connor, 7. 77-Mike Laramee.

“A”Feature: 1. 9-Paul O’Connor, 2. 57a-Tate Allen, 3. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 4. 14-Don Berner, 5. 3-Bo Partain, 6. 17-Kurt Kesselring, 7. 16-Glen Branham, 8. 77-Mike Laramee.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 89-Garrett Guilkey, 2. 41-Tyler Seavey, 3. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 4. 41h-Colton Hardy, 5. 6-Dave Van Ess, 6. 12-Jacob Hawkins, 7. 55-Joe Pritts, 8. 18-Travis Sellars, 9. 29-Paul Martin.

Second Heat: 1. 14-Dustin Cormany, 2. 2-Dennis Carrier, 3. 24-Pat Wing, 4. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 5. 77-Aaron Miller, 6. 4-Ryan Walter, 7. 42-Kenny Hilton, 8. 45-Brandon Selph.

“A”Feature: 1. 12-Jacob Hawkins, 2. 2-Dennis Carrier, 3. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 4. 77-Aaron Miller, 5. 4-Ryan Walter, 6. 6-Dave Van Ess, 7. 14-Dustin Cormany, 8. 55-Joe Pritts, 9. 42-Kenny Hilton, 10. 18-Travis Sellars, 11. 29-Paul Martin, 12. 24-Pat Wing, 13. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 14. 41h-Colton Hardy, 15. 89-Garrett Guilkey, 16. 45-Brandon Selph, 17. 41-Tyler Seavey.

 

 

Copeland Cops Winter Challenge Round Four!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 30, 2014) – Colby Copeland nabbed his first Winter Challenge score by topping the fourth round of USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car action atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval on Thursday night.

While Copeland became the third different winner in four rounds of Winter Challenge action, Ricky Thornton, Jr., reeled off his third consecutive win in IMCA Modified competition.

After winning his heat race, Copeland started the 30-lap feature from the pole position and led all the way to take the $2,000 winner’s share aboard the Bandit Racing No. 74. The Roseville, CA, shoe had to fight off some sliders from Charles Davis, Jr., though in the latter stages to secure the win.

Davis, Jr., settled for runner-up honors from the sixth starting position with Richard Vander Weerd, Shon Deskins and Casey Shuman rounding out the top five. Jace Vander Weerd was sixth just ahead of seventh row starters Brady Bacon (14th to seventh) and Dave Darland (13h to eighth) with 19th-starter Josh Pelkey and Michael Colegrove completing the top ten.

Ricky Thornton, Jr., raced from the sixth starting position to claim his third consecutive IMCA Modified score ahead of front row starters Tim Ward and Jason Noll. Jesse Sobbing and Chris Olexicwiez rounded out the top five.

Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge resumes with Round Five on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

Canyon Speedway Park

Winter Challenge Round Four Results:

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 74-Colby Copeland, 2. 21x-Casey Shuman, 3. 21a-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 99-Brady Bacon, 5. 11c-Michael Curtis, 6. 1x-Dave Darland, 7. 55-Tony Everhart, 8. 55nm-David Dykes, 9. 111-Ryan Bernal.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 10-Richard Vander Weerd, 3. 92-Mitch Mack, 4. 17m-Michael Colegrove, 5. 83-Michael Woodruff, 6. 45-Jason Grady, 7. 77x-Taylor Walton, 8. 12-Josh Pelkey, 9. 0-Will Perkins.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 88-Jace Vander Weerd, 2. 73-Nic Faas, 3. 4-Stevie Sussex, 4. 20-Shon Deskins, 5. 5-Tye Mihocko, 6. 16-Mike Martin, 7. 51x-Jimmy Crawford, 8. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 9. 12j-Josh Grady.

“B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 51x-Jimmy Crawford, 3. 12-Josh Pelkey, 4. 77x-Taylor Walton, 5. 83-Michael Woodruff, 6. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 7. 12j-Josh Grady, 8. 55-Tony Everhart, 9. 55nm-David Dykes, 10. 0-Will Perkins, 11. 111-Ryan Bernal.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 74-Colby Copeland, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 10-Richard Vander Weerd, 4. 20-Shon Deskins, 5. 21x-Casey Shuman, 6. 88-Jace Vander Weerd, 7. 99-Brady Bacon, 8. 1x-Dave Darland, 9. 12-Josh Pelkey, 10. 17m-Michael Colegrove, 11. 73-Nic Faas, 12. 4-Stevie Sussex, 13. 5-Tye Mihocko, 14. 16-Mike Martin, 15. 11c-Michael Curtis, 16. 0k-Kenny Perkins, 17. 77x-Taylor Walton, 18. 83-Michael Woodruff, 19. 21a-Aaron Reutzel, 20. 51x-Jimmy Crawford, 21. 45-Jason Grady, 22. 92-Mitch Mack.

Lap Leaders: Colby Copeland 1-30.

IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. 222-Larry Hood, 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 44-Jason Noll, 4. 8-Nate Warren, 5. 14r-Donald Robinson, 6. 100-Stacy Mills, 7. 59m-Mark Stewart, 8. L8-Bryan Schultz.

Second Heat: 1. 88c-Chris Olexicwiez, 2. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 37-Mike Jergens, 4. 10m-Jeremy Mills, 5. 3x-Jason Briese, 6. 8c-Chad Anderson, 7. 198-Cody Miller, 8. 90.5-Tommy Fain.

Third Heat: 1. 99c-Jesse Sobbing, 2. 6x-Jason Schoenberger, 3. W5-Jesse Williamson, 4. 21r-Riley Simmons, 5. 45-Ryan Roath, 6. 39-Scott Eaton, 7. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 44-Jason Noll, 4. 99c-Jesse Sobbing, 5. 88c-Chris Olexicwiez, 6. 222-Larry Hood, 7. 37-Mike Jergens, 8. 45-Ryan Roath, 9. 59-Mark Stewart, 10. 100-Stacy Mills, 11. 21r-Riley Simmons, 12. 8c-Chad Anderson, 13. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 14. 10m-Jeremy Mills, 15. 39-Scott Eaton, 16. 8-Nate Warren, 17. W5-Jesse Williamson, 18. 6x-Jason Schoenberger, 19. 90.5-Tommy Fain, 20. 198-Cody Miller, 21. L8-Bryan Schultz, 22. 3x-Jason Briese, 23. 14r-Donald Robinson.

 

 

Darland Doubles Up in CSP Winter Challenge!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 26, 2014) – Indiana’s Dave Darland added his second consecutive Winter Challenge triumph in wire-to-wire fashion by taking the $3,000 winner’s share in Sunday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature event atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

Gridding the feature field outside the front row, Darland led throughout to take the checkered flag ahead of a charging Charles Davis, Jr., who emerged from a wild battle for runner-up honors in Darland’s wake.

“We’ve had a great car since we unloaded on Friday night and the track was in great shape again,” Darland commented after his triumph in the third of six Winter Challenge rounds aboard the Casey Minks No. 1x entry.

With Darland taking Sprint Car honors, Ricky Thornton, Jr., matched him by topping the IMCA Modified ranks for the second night in a row. Ty Warner took Pure Stock honors for the second night as well as did Brenden Priest in the Mod Lites, with Tyler Seavey victorious in the Micro Sprints.

While Casey Shuman led the non-wing Sprint Car feature field to the green flag from the pole position, fellow front row starter Darland battled into the lead on the opening round then rode the high side of the 1/3-mile oval the rest of the way for his second win in a row after an early exit from the Friday night opener.

While Darland raced to the victory virtually unchallenged, the action in his wake was wild with Shuman holding down the runner-up slot before slipping to fifth in the final circuits after a late caution shuffled the top ten.

Just two cautions slowed Darland’s fast pace out front, including one after seven laps for a Mitch Mack spin in turn two and then one with just nine laps remaining when Colby Copeland and Dalten Gabbard got together in turn four. Copeland had held down the third position until slipping back after the initial caution.

With Shuman, R.J. Johnson, Stevie Sussex and Josh Pelkey on Darland’s tailtank on the lap 22 restart, it was sixth-runner Charles Davis, Jr., making the bottom of the track work to his advantage as he raced up to second by the 27th round and fell just a few car-lengths shy of Darland at the stripe.

Pelkey made his way around Shuman on the 28th lap to snare the show position behind Darland and Davis, Jr., with Ryan Bernal rallying from ninth to fourth in the final rounds.

Shuman rounded out the top five with reigning USAC Southwest champion R.J. Johnson in sixth. Aaron Reutzel raced from 20th to snare seventh with Sussex, Joshua Hodges and 19th-starter Mike Martin completing the top ten.

In the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature, Ricky Thornton, Jr., emerged from an early battle for the lead to take the win handily over 16th-starter Jesse Williamson with Tim Ward, Ryan Roath and Chris Olexicwiez in the top five.

Ty Warner took the lead from Speedy Madrid four laps into the Pure Stock feature and went to post the victory ahead of Madrid and John Parmeley.

For the second night in a row, Brenden Priest snared Mod Lite feature honors on the last lap over Chaz Baca, Jr., while Tyler Seavey became the third different winner in as many night of Micro Sprint action ahead of Jacob Hawkins and Dave Van Ess.

Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge resumes with Round Four on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.

Canyon Speedway Park

Winter Challenge Round Three Results:

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 5-Tye Mihocko, 2. 12j-Josh Grady, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 4-Stevie Sussex, 5. 20-Shon Deskins, 6. 51x-Jimmy Crawford, 7. 55nm-David Dykes, 8. 45-Jason Grady.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 74-Colby Copeland, 2. 21x-Casey Shuman, 3. 12-Josh Pelkey, 4. 92-Mitch Mack, 5. 73-Nic Faas, 6. 11c-Michael Curtis, 7. 21a-Aaron Reutzel.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1x-Dave Darland, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 111-Ryan Bernal, 4. 5d-Dalten Gabbard, 5. 74x-Josh Hodges, 6. 99-Brady Bacon, 7. 16-Mike Marin.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 1x-Dave Darland, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 12-Josh Pelkey, 4. 111-Ryan Bernal, 5. 21x-Casey Shuman, 6. 51-R.J. Johnson, 7. 21a-Aaron Reutzel, 8. 4-Stevie Sussex, 9. 74x-Josh Hodges, 10. 16-Mike Martin, 11. 73-Nic Faas, 12. 99-Brady Bacon, 13. 5-Tye Mihocko, 14. 11c-Michael Curtis, 15. 45-Jason Grady, 16. 20-Shon Deskins, 17. 51x-Jimmy Crawford, 18. 12j-Josh Grady, 19. 55nm-David Dykes, 20. 74-Colby Copeland, 21. 5d-Dalten Gabbard, 22. 92-Mitch Mack.

Lap Leaders: Dave Darland 1-30.

IMCA Modifieds:

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. W5-Jesse Williamson, 3. 4tw-Tim Ward, 4. 45-Ryan Roath, 5. 88c-Chris Olexicwiez, 6. 37-Mike Jergens, 7. 4T-Troy Heupel, 8. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 9. 8T-Ty Rogers, 10. 25c-Rusty Corneliusen, 11. 99c-Jesse Sobbing, 12. 8c-Chad Anderson, 13. 44-Jason Noll, 14. 19sb-Lance Mari, 15. 3x-Jason Briese, 16. 14r-Donald Robinson, 17. 90.5-Tommy Fain, 18. L8-Bryan Schultz, 19. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 20. 19x-Jay Foster, 21. 24-Mike Martin, 22. 222-Larry Hood.

Pure Stocks:

“A” Feature: 1. 90-Ty Warner, 2. 15-Speedy Madrid, 3. 92p-John Parmeley, 4. 28-Mike Herrera, 5. ACE-Doug Porter, 6. 08-Tyler Vache, 7. 54f-Guy Fite, 8. 22x-Richard Valrude, 9. 17m-Troy Mikkleson, 10. 96-Richard Shelly, 11. 5m-Zack Madrid.

Mod Lites:

“A” Feature: 1. X-Brenden Priest, 2. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 3. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 4. 55-Nick Gann, 5. 30-Lexus Gann, 6. 36-Mike Smith, 7. 9-Mark Hammill.

Micro Sprints:

“A” Feature: 1. 82-Tyler Seavey, 2. 12-Jacob Hawkins, 3. 6-Dave Van Ess, 4. 2-Dennis Carrier, 5. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 6. 41-Colton Hardy, 7. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 8. 8-Aaron Miller, 9. 42-Kenny Hilton, 10. 32-Ryan Lindhorst, 11. 55-Greg Pritts, 12. 53-Joe Pitts, 13. 45-Brandon Selph, 14. 89-Garrett Guilkey.

 

 

SESELY WINS THIRD STRAIGHT INDOOR RACING EVENT AT ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL, INDOOR RACING CONTINUES IN TRENTON, NJ FEB.7-8

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Jan. 26) – Anthony Sesely’s domination of Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City continued Saturday night when Sesely powered his No.16 600 Micro Sprint to a convincing victory in the climatic NAPA Know How Gamblers Classic 40-lap main event. It was Sesely’s second straight win in the prestigious race and his third straight inside Boardwalk Hall.

“This is unbelievable,” Sesely, of Matawan, N.J., said. “It is what racing is all about.”

Sesely led all 40 of the laps after drawing the pole position, a draw earned as one of the previous night’s top eight feature finishers, a race he also won.

Brett Michalski ran second initially before Matt Janisch moved up. A succession of cautions shuffled the running order. Mike Iles emerged as the runner-up through the halfway mark but back in the pack, Lou Cicconi, Jr., and Mike Lichty, two drivers who had been fast the previous night as well but had unsatisfactory results, were working their ways forward.

As the race progressed, Lichty got by Cicconi for second spot with five laps to go and held off a return challenge to preserve the position. The final sixteen laps of the race ran off non-stop and this allowed hard charging Shawn Nye to finish up fourth. Iles slipped to fifth.

Anthony Colandro of Islip Terrace, Long Island, N.Y. passed Douglas Stearly on the last lap after wild side by side battle saw Stearly spin off turn two. Jonathan Cash of Mechanicsville, Va., moved to second and then held off a trio of New Englanders in DJ Shaw, Mike Perry and Glen Meisenhelder.

In the 25-lap Snyder’s-Lance Slingshot feature, Simon Egan of Stroudsburg, Pa., moved into first place after Ben Whitaker, who led the first fourteen laps after starting from the pole position, suddenly slowed and pulled out of the race with mechanical problems. Egan had started back in 16th position.

Joe Kata, gridded 22nd at the start, moved by Tyler Johnston on the twenty second lap to claim a fast closing second to Egan. Kata settled for third with Tom Arntz fourth and Matt Stangle completed the top five.

The $1,500 win for Egan was his second at Boardwalk Hall and the fourth for the 2001 Slingshot nicknamed ‘Old Faithful’ by its owner Randy Smith. Randy’s son Ryan also won twice in the No.55 car inside Boardwalk Hall.

The race was the finale of a two night NAPA Know How Atlantic City Indoor Race Weekend. Friday night’s 30-lap TQ Midget race was won by Anthony Sesely of Matawan, NJ.

Indoor racing continues on February 7-8, 2014 at Sun Bank Center in Trenton, N.J. with the running of the first annual PRC / Angela’s House Battle Of Trenton. The race concludes the Fatheadz Eyewear TQ Midget Series produced by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions.

TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Anthony Sesely, 2. Mike Lichty, 3. Lou Cicconi Jr., 4. Andrew Nye, 5. Mike Iles, 6. Andy Jankowiak, 7. Jimmy Blewett, 8. Zane Zeiner, 9. Matt Janisch, 10. Pat Bealer, 11. Rob Neely, 12. Randy Cabral, 13. Glen Reen, 14. Rob Vivona, 15. Erick Rudolph, 16. Brett Michalski, 17. Shawn Nye, 18. Chad Jones, 19. Mack DeMan, 20. Jonathan Reid, 21. Rowan Pennink, 22. Matt Roselli, 23. Earl Paules, 24. Donny Lia, 25. Joey Payne, 26. Ted Christopher.

Champ Kart Feature (25 Laps): 1. Anthony Colandro, 2. Jonathan Cash, 3. DJ Shaw, 4. Mike Perry, 5. Glen Meisenhelder, 6. Joseph Pacovich, 7. Damon Schuster, 8. Brian Sullivan, 9. Ryan Swartz, 10. Richard Davidowitz, 11. James Hayden, 12. Todd Crenshaw, 13. Chris Daley, 14. Avery Stoehr, 15. Ron Midford, 16. Alex Colasanto, 17. Max Handley, 18. Douglas Stearly, 19. Dave Farrington Jr., 20. Daniel ‘DJ’ Doyle, 21. Todd Root, 22. Danny Bouc, 23. Justin Gumley, 24. Justin Bonsignore.

Slingshot Feature (25 Laps): 1. Simon Egan, 2. Joe Kata, 3. Tyler Johnston, 4. Tom Arntz, 5. Matt Stangle, 6. Tiffany Wambold, 7. Jerry Schott Jr., 8. Brett Bieber, 9. John Gilroy, 10. Danny Spellmon, 11. Ben Whitaker, 12. Jimmy Spellmon, 13. Frank Yankowski, 14. Jesse Hartman, 15. Nick Shaw, 16. Carl Bittenbender, 17. Kurt Bettler, 18. Kyle Lick, 19. Eddie Strada, 20. Matt Carman, 21. Lydia Rueckheim, 22. Gary Hieber, 23. Demetrious Drellos, 24. Matt Massone.

 

 

Darland Dazzles in Winter Challenge Round Two at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 25, 2014) – Dave Darland rebounded from a rough Winter Challenge opener the previous night to top the second leg of the series in Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature event atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

The Lincoln, IN, racer chased down stablemate Ryan Bernal in heavy traffic on the 18th round and led the remaining distance in the $2,000-to-win affair to give car owner Casey Minks a sweep of the top two positions in the second leg of the six-race set.

“That wasn’t as much about as experience as it was luck, traffic just worked to my advantage to take the lead,” Darland explained in victory lane. “Ryan (Bernal) is a good young racer and he’s got a lot of wins coming in his future.”

While Darland took Sprint Car accolades, Ricky Thornton, Jr., hold off Tim Ward in the IMCA Modified ranks, Ty Warner bested the Pure Stocks, Brenden Priest took Mod Lite honors on the final round and Dustin Cormany earned the Micro Sprint win.

After being eliminated from action on the opening lap of Friday night’s feature, Darland gridded Saturday’s feature outside the second row with Bernal directly in front of him alongside pole starter Tye Mihocko.

After the initial start was waved off for a multi-car tangle in turn one that brought an early end to Colby Copeland’s night, Bernal gunned into the lead with fellow Minks shoe Darland on his tailtank in second.

Bernal set the pace through the first half of the race, with Darland’s opportunity presenting itself when the lead duo approached a gaggle of lapped cars on the 17th lap.

Darland took quick advantage of the slightest of hesitations to take command and after one final caution for a Josh Grady spin in turn two cleared the way with just ten laps to go, Darland held point the rest of the way with Hollister, CA, shoe Bernal settling for a close runner-up finish.

For the second night in a row, reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion R.J. Johnson advanced in the double digits in feature action, this time by racing from 15th to take third away from Josh Pelkey on the white flag lap.

Pelkey settled for fourth with Round One winner Brady Bacon rounding out the top five after starting eighth.

Mired in tenth on the final restart with ten laps to go, Texas shoe Aaron Reutzel raced up to sixth in the final rounds after starting 16th with Charles Davis, Jr., Mihocko, Nic Faas and Josh Hodges completing the top ten.

In the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature, Ricky Thornton, Jr., raced from the third position into the lead on the opening round then worked the low side of the track throughout to hold off Tim Ward for the win. Round One winner Jason Noll moved up to the third position on the 17th round with 18th-starter Jesse Williamson and 22nd-starter Bryan Schultz rounding out the top five.

Ty Warner stalked Speedy Madrid for half the Pure Stock feature before pouncing on the lead and taking the eventual win ahead of Madrid and Doug Porter with Jeremy Eatherton rebounding from an early spin to salvage fourth on the final lap ahead of Nick Langer.

Brenden Priest raced side-by-side with Chaz Baca, Jr., much of the way in the Mod Lite feature before Baca broke on the final lap. Priest then took the checkered flag ahead of Steve Moriarty and J.C. Gilleland.

Dustin Cormany took the lead away from Jacob Hawkins three laps into the Micro Sprint feature then held off some late charges from Tyler Seavey to post the win with Friday night winner Kenny Hilton in third.

Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge resumes with Round Three on Sunday firing off at 5:00 p.m. Sunday’s USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature offers up a $3,000 winner’s share.

Canyon Speedway Park

Winter Challenge Round Two Results:

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 2. 5-Tye Mihocko, 3. 51x-Jimmy Crawford, 4. 111-Ryan Bernal, 5. 21a-Aaron Reutzel, 6. 12j-Josh Grady, 7. 5d-Dalten Gabbard, 8. 74-Colby Copeland (DNS).

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1x-Dave Darland, 2. 16-Mike Martin, 3. 99-Brady Bacon, 4. 02-Matt Rossi, 5. 73-Nic Faas, 6. 51-R.J. Johnson, 7. 45-Jason Grady, 8. 55nm-David Dykes.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Casey Shuman, 2. 12-Josh Pelkey, 3. 4-Stevie Sussex, 4. 20-Shon Deskins, 5. 74x-Josh Hodges, 6. 92-Mitch Mack, 7. 11c-Michael Curtis, 8. 9-Ryan Linder.

“B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 92-Mitch Mack, 2. 5d-Dalten Gabbard, 3. 11c-Michael Curtis, 4. 74-Colby Copeland, 5. 12j-Josh Grady, 6. 55nm-David Dykes, 7. 45-Jason Grady, 8. 9-Ryan Linder (DNS).

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 1x-Dave Darland, 2. 111-Ryan Bernal, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 12-Josh Pelkey, 5. 99-Brady Bacon, 6. 21a-Aaron Reutzel, 7. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 8. 5-Tye Mihocko, 9. 73-Nic Faas, 10. 74x-Josh Hodges, 11. 16-Mike Martin, 12. 21x-Casey Shuman, 13. 5d-Dalten Gabbard, 14. 20-Shon Deskins, 15. 4-Stevie Sussex, 16. 51x-Jimmy Crawford, 17. 02-Matt Rossi, 18. 11c-Michael Curtis, 19. 92-Mitch Mack, 20. 55nm-David Dykes, 21. 12j-Josh Grady, 22. 74-Colby Copeland.

Lap Leaders: Ryan Bernal 1-17, Dave Darland 18-30.

IMCA Modifieds:

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 4tw-Tim Ward, 3. 44-Jason Noll, 4. W5-Jesse Williamson, 5. L8-Bryan Schultz, 6. 222-Larry Hood, 7. 19sb-Lance Mari, 8. 88c-Chris Olexicwiez, 9. 21r-Riley Simmons, 10. 37-Mike Jergens, 11. 14r-Donald Robinson, 12. 4T-Troy Heupel, 13. 8-Nate Warren, 14. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 15. 74-Garrett Funk, 16. 45-Ryan Roath, 17. 3x-Jason Briese, 18. 12-Guy Norton, 19. 99c-Jesse Sobbing, 20. 8a-Dustin Anderson, 21. 19x-Jay Foster, 22. 11-Stephen Pfiefer.

Pure Stocks:

“A” Feature: 1. 90-Ty Warner, 2. 15-Speedy Madrid, 3. ACE-Doug Porter, 4. 66-Jeremy Eatherton, 5. 17L-Nick Langer, 6. 22x-Richard Veralrud, 7. 07-Terry Hill, 8. 92p-John Parmaley, 9. 5m-Zack Madrid, 10. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 11. 28-Mike Herrera, 12. 27T-John Todd, 13. 3p-Johnathan Parker, 14. 84-Mike Goodwin, 15. 21m-Matt Martinez.

Mod Lites:

“A”Feature: 1. X-Brenden Priest, 2. 17-Steve Moriarty, 3. 117-J.C. Gilleland, 4. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 5. m14-Tony Martin, 6. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 7. 97-Steve Bender, 8. 7-Mike Schmidt, 9. 26-Eric Muse, 10. 95-Collin Bender, 11. 4-Erin Holmberg, 12. 36-Mike Smith, 13. 55-Lexus Gann, 14. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 15. 16-Brian Miller, 16. 30-Nick Gann.

Micro Sprints:

“A” Feature: 1. 14-Dustin Cormany, 2. 82-Tyler Seavey, 3. 42-Kenny Hilton, 4. 6-Dave Van Ess, 5. 12-Jacob Hawkins, 6. 32-Garrett Guilkey, 7. 41-Colton Hardy, 8. 4-Ryan Walter, 9. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 10. 8-Aaron Miller, 11. 53-Joe Pitts, 12. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 13. 10-Christine Root, 14. 18-Travis Sellars, 15. 101-Jim Branum, 16. 2-Dennis Carrier, 17. 89-Marty Morin, 18. 24-Pat Wing, 19. 45-Brandon Selph, 20. 55-Greg Pritts.

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SESELY WINS NAPA KNOW HOW INDOOR THREE QUARTER MIDGET FEATURE RACE AT ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL ON FRIDAY NIGHT

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 25, 2014 . . . Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., won Friday night’s NAPA Know How Indoor TQ 30-lap feature inside Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall after outdueling Ted Christopher of Plainville, Ct., in a mid-race showdown.

Christopher led the first seven laps of the feature until Sesely worked his way under his long time, bitter Indoor racing rival. The two ran nose to tail through lap thirteen when following a restart they tangled, snapping one of Christopher’s car’s tie rods, ending his night. Sesely escaped unscathed and led to the finish.

The mid-race turning point shuffled the pack behind leader Sesely with first Andrew Nye, then Jimmy Blewett, then Matt Janisch moving for the runner-up slot.

The race was slowed fourteen times by caution flags. Janisch prevailed for second ahead of Rob Vivona, Brett Michalski and Rob Neely. The five were the only finishers from among the 23 race starters.

“This is amazing but I’m as happy for Rob Vivona as I am for myself,” said Sesely. Vivona is a childhood friend of Sesely’s and was making his first start in racing after a six month sabbatical. Vivona, who is fighting cancer, actually postponed a chemotherapy treatment to race in the Atlantic City events.

Runner-up Janisch was involved in several scrapes during the feature but came back from each. “The first one, when I got spun and had to go to the rear of the field hurt my chances,” Janisch said. “But I’m happy to survive and finish second.

Vivona, who was noticeably weakened from his drive, was humbled by his third place finish. “I got lucky a few times out there,” said Vivona. “I just wanted to finish and we did.”

Ninety TQ Midget drivers time trialed to gain starting berths in a series of heat races.

Sesely’s 8.276 time bested Christopher’s 8.326 clocking to set fast time. Andy Jankowiak, Tim Iulg, Andrew Nye, Neal Williams, Matt Roselli and Vivona rounded out the top eight.

Two drivers, Erick Rudolph and Patrick Emerling originally had posted first and third fastest times respectively. But both times were disallowed when technical inspectors found irregularities in their cars’ fuel, a strict prohibition. They were disqualified and did not compete in the Friday race action.

Qualifying was also completed for Saturday night’s Champ Kart and Slingshot features. Justin Bonsignore’s 9.515 lap time outpaced Anthony Colandro, Jonathan Cash, Douglas Stearly and Chris Daley in the top five from among sixty six Karters on hand.

Gary Hieber outran Matt Massone by running a 10.043 lap in the Slingshot time trial runs to lead a forty-four car field. Eddie Strada, Frank Yankowski and Kurt Bettler trailed in the top five.

The TQ Midgets will requalify for tonight’s 40-lap TQ Midget Gambler’s Classic main event. Champ Kart and Slingshot features will precede the TQ headliner.

TQ Midget A-Feature (30 Laps): 1. Anthony Sesely, 2. Matt Janisch, 3. Rob Vivona, 4. Brett Michalski, 5. Rob Neely, 6. Pat Bealer, 7. Jimmy Blewett, 8. Mike Lichty, 9. Andrew Nye, 10. Mike Iles, 11. Tim Proctor, 12. Randy Cabral, 13. Tim Iulg, 14. Neal Williams, 15. Shawn Nye, 16. Ted Christopher, 17. Billy Pauch, 18. Zane Zeiner, 19. Donny Lia, 20. Jonathan Reid, 21. Matt Roselli, 22. Andy Jankowiak, 23. Lou Cicconi Jr., 24. Jeff Kot.

 

 

Bacon Sizzles in Winter Challenge Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (January 24, 2014) – Oklahoma native Brady Bacon kicked off Canyon Speedway Park’s Third Annual Winter Challenge in style by racing from deep in the pack to take the $2,000 USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars winner’s share in Friday night’s 30-lap feature.

Bacon needed just 13 laps to race from his 13th starting position into the lead atop the 1/3-mile clay oval aboard his Fatheadz Eyewear No. 99 Triple-X Chassis Non-Wing Sprint Car then held off Josh Pelkey over the closing circuits to top the first round of the six-event Winter Challenge.

“It feels good to finally get the monkey off our back after so many second-place finishes at the Western World last November,” Bacon commented after capturing the season-opening win.

While Bacon took top Sprint Car honors, Jason Noll bested the IMCA Modified ranks with Matt Martinez victorious in Pure Stock action, Tony Martin best in Mod Lites and Kenny Hilton topping the Micro Sprints.

While Bacon gridded the Sprint Car feature inside the seventh row, Pelkey and Casey Shuman led the way to the green flag from the front row with the initial pair of starts waved off for separate turn two incidents involving Dave Darland and Mike Rux, Jr. Darland retired pitside while Rux, Jr., continued on.

With the false starts out of the way, Pelkey gunned into the lead ahead of Shuman and Dalten Gabbard with Bacon quickly working his way up to fourth by the sixth round.

While Gabbard worked past Shuman for second soon after, Bacon disposed of Shuman for third on the ninth lap and then took second from Gabbard on the 12th round before taking command from Pelkey for keeps one lap later.

After Gabbard and Colby Copeland were eliminated from competition following a tangle exiting turn four with ten laps to go, Pelkey kept the pressure on Bacon over the final rounds before a slight bobble with the white flag in sight secured the triumph for Bacon.

Bacon took the checkered flag a half-dozen car-lengths ahead of Pelkey in the ABC Motorsports No. 12, with reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion R.J. Johnson rallying from 14th to claim the show position. Johnson took the position in the final three laps from Shuman, who settled for fourth.

Ryan Bernal raced from 15th to round out the top five in a second Casey Minks entry (teamed with Darland), with Josh Hodges, 16th-starter Aaron Reutzel, Shon Deskins, Nic Faas and Charles Davis, Jr., completing the top ten.

Jason Noll led all the way in the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature, holding off teammate Lance Mari for the win with Jesse Williamson, Stephen Pfeifer and Tim Ward in the top five. Thirty-five IMCA Modified entries vied for top honors in the Winter Challenge opener.

Matt Martinez emerged from a four-car battle for Pure Stock honors ahead of Ty Warner, Jeremy Eatherton and Mike Goodwin, Tony Martin beat teammates J.C. Gilleland and Ryan Gilleland to the stripe in Mod Lite competition and Kenny Hilton led Jacob Hawkins and Garrett Guilkey to the line in Micro Sprint action.

Canyon Speedway Park’s Winter Challenge resumes with Round Two on Saturday firing off at 5:00 p.m.

Canyon Speedway Park

Winter Challenge Round One Results:

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 5d-Dalten Gabbard, 2. 12-Josh Pelkey, 3. 73-Nic Faas, 4. 45-Jason Grady, 5. 21a-Aaron Reutzel, 6. 51-R.J. Johnson, 7. 9-Ryan Linder, 8. 55nm-David Dykes.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1x-Dave Darland, 2. 74x-Josh Hodges, 3. 22-Mike Rux, Jr., 4. 99-Brady Bacon, 5. 20-Shon Deskins, 6. 111-Ryan Bernal, 7. 4-Stevie Sussex, 8. 12j-Josh Grady.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 51x-Jimmy Crawford, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 74-Colby Copeland, 4. 21x-Casey Shuman, 5. 92-Mitch Mack, 6. 11c-Michael Curtis, 7. 5-Tye Mihocko, 8. 16-Mike Martin.

“B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 5-Tye Mihocko, 2. 11c-Michael Curtis, 3. 16-Mike Martin, 4. 4-Stevie Sussex, 5. 92-Mitch Mack, 6. 12j-Josh Grady, 7. 55nm-David Dykes, 8. 9-Ryan Linder.

“A” Feature (30 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon, 2. 12-Josh Pelkey, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 21x-Casey Shuman, 5. 111-Ryan Bernal, 6. 74x-Josh Hodges, 7. 21a-Aaron Reutzel, 8. 20-Shon Deskins, 9. 73-Nic Faas, 10. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 11. 4-Stevie Sussex, 12. 16-Mike Martin, 13. 45-Jason Grady, 14. 92-Mitch Mack, 15. 12j-Josh Grady, 16. 5d-Dalten Gabbard, 17. 74-Colby Copeland, 18. 5-Tye Mihocko, 19. 11c-Michael Curtis, 20. 51x-Jimmy Crawford, 21. 22-Mike Rux, Jr., 22. 1x-Dave Darland.

Lap Leaders: Josh Pelkey 1-12, Brady Bacon 13-30.

IMCA Modifieds:

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 19sb-Lance Mari, 3. W5-Jesse Williamson, 4. 11-Stephen Pfeifer, 5. 4tw-Tim Ward, 6. 59-Mark Stewart, 7. 45-Ryan Roath, 8. 99c-Jesse Sobbing, 9. 222-Larry Hood, 10. L8-Bryan Schultz, 11. 5m-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 12. 4T-Troy Heupel, 13. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 14. 15e-Bill Egleston, 15. 8c-Chad Anderson, 16. 8-Nate Warren, 17. 24-Donald Robinson, 18. 37-Mike Jergens, 19. 90.5-Tommy Fain.

Pure Stocks:

“A” Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 90-Ty Warner, 3. 66-Jeremy Eatherton, 4. 84-Mike Goodwin, 5. 92p-Josh Parmaley, 6. ACE-Doug Porter, 7. 28-Mike Herrera, 8. 07-Terry Hill, 9. 15-Speedy Madrid, 10. 5m-Zack Madrid, 11. 77-Chris Bulware, 12. 27T-John Todd.

Mod Lites:

“A” Feature: 1. m14-Tony Martin, 2. 117-J.C. Gilleland, 3. 17x-Ryan Gilleland, 4. 30-Nick Gann, 5. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 6. X-Brenden Priedt, 7. 55-Lexus Gann, 8. 75-Chaz Baca, Jr., 9. 95-Collin Bender, 10. 26-Eric Muse, 11. 17-Steve Moriarty, 12. 36-Mike Smith.

Micro Sprints:

“A” Feature: 1. 42-Kenny Hilton, 2. 12-Jacob Hawkins, 3. 32-Garrett Guilkey, 4. 14-Dustin Cormany, 5. 82-Tyler Seavey, 6. 24-Pat Wing, 7. 4-Ryan Walter, 8. 41-Colton Hardy, 9. 57-Kyle Huttinghow, 10. 6-Dave Van Ess, 11. 53-Joe Pitts, 12. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 13. 18-Travis Sellars, 14. 89-Marty Morin, 15. 8-Aaron Miller, 16. 55-Greg Pritts, 17. 2-Dennis Carrier, 18. 101-Jim Branum, 19. 10-Christine Root (DNS).

 

 

Hirst takes the Challenge

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge was taken out by USA10 Kyle Hirst in the Michael Cunningham owned PRP Engineering ART. A jubilant Hirst pulled in over the scales, weighed in good and climbed from his mount to celebrate with Crew Chief Mikey and the Cunningham team. His elation at winning the event was obvious.

With Hirst and Gravel lining up on the front row, Ely & Ensign in P3 & P4 the crowd knew they were in for a great feature race and the drivers certainly didn’t let them down. Hirst got the start and led for the first lap but then David Gravel who had landed in the country only the day before passed him for the lead. The 2 diced each other lap after lap until lap traffic played its part when Hirst took advantage of this and swept passed Gravel for the lead. The rolls then reversed with Gravel doing the chasing but couldn’t manage to get thru again. With the race going green to chequer it was a spectacle to watch.

SA22 Ely was the first Aussie home after making an outside pass in the later stages of the race on USA60 Geoff Ensign to finish in 3rd with Ensign 4th. 5th and 6th placing’s taken by the local Simpson favourites of V70 Johnny Vogels and V4 Phil Lock. The spectator banks on Turn 1 all barracking for the favourite sons would have been elated with the results.

Scott Bogucki’s SA84 came for an unplanned drive across the SA border to run his 2nd All Star event. He drove an excellent race and was up to 4th in the middle stages of the race but unfortunately spun on turn 4 as the chequer was dropped. This youngster showed impressive talent taking on the Simpson track for his first visit there.

V86 Tim Van Ginneken kicked the night off well claiming the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award in only his 2nd run for the season.

With the Essendon Ford Big Screen being managed by Pro Videos expert Matthew Hamilton the night was made extra special with and insight to the Drivers meetings, race footage, action replays and driver interviews being shown just added another level to the show and the huge crowd in attendance.

Heat Wins: V86 Tim Van Ginneken, USA88 David Gravel, USA10 Kyle Hirst, V83 Chris Solomon, V4 Phil Lock, ACT15 Harley Bishop

A Main – USA10 Kyle Hirst, USA88 David Gravel, SA22 Chad Ely, USA60 Geoff Ensign, V70 Johnny Vogels, V4 Phil Lock, V91 Liam Williams, ACT49 Matt Reed, V86 Tim Van Ginneken, V68 Brett Milburn, V90 Corey McCullagh, SA62 Colin Brooks, V7 Paul Solomon, V40 Darren Hickman, V8 Corey Lincoln, V99 Zac Farrer, V11 Brad Foster, V82 Chris Solomon, SA84 Scott Bogucki DNF, ACT15 Harley Bishop DNF.

Contingency Awards: Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s - Liam Williams Bar Up 8 - Matt Reed Hoosier Hero - Kyle Hirst Oval Express Magazine Quick Time - Tim Van Ginneken Fire Service Plus Hot Arse - Brett Milburn IDIGIT Luck Draw - Zac Farrer QT Hard Charger - tie – Liam Williams & Matt Reed Johnny V Award - Michael Cunningham Ronnies 50 - Chris Solomon

 

 

Trevor Green Takes Scott Darley Classic Final

It was a race that had it all last night at Valvoline Raceway. Trevor Green took the win in the 2014 Scott Darley Classic and survived the attrition at lead to ten cars not making it to the chequered flag. Following Trevor Green home was standout second generation racer, Grant Anderson and American Kraig Kinser was third. The track was a tyre frying affair that claimed many victims in the 40 lap final including Tim Kaeding who was leading at the time, Steve Kinser and Ian Madsen. Green took the opportunity at the stoppages to examine the worn right rears of the other drivers and made sure he had just enough rubber to take a very popular win.

It looked like being a Tim Kaeding two from two early on in the final before Steve Kinser briefly took the lead. Kaeding got him back in traffic and was just six laps from home when the right rear gave up. The race initially ran 30 laps non stop before the final ten laps were peppered with yellow flags as drivers failed to finish.

Fourth home in the final was NASCAR driver Brad Sweet. The Californian put on a show coming from the rear of the C-Main to the rear of the B-Main and eventually finished fourth in the final. It was by far the drive of the night. Fifth was Darryl Campbell who had a very consistent weekend followed by Justin Henderson, Jason Sides, Roddy Bell Bowen, Brent Aprile and veteran Danny Smith.

Earlier heat race action saw wins to Jason Sides, Ian Loudoun, Trevor Green, Dale Blaney and Roddy Bell Bowen.

The C-Main went to Brad Sweet over Matt Dumesny and Carl Dowling.

The B-Main went once again to Sweet from Danny Smith and Roddy Bell Bowen.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 13. Scott Darley Classic Night Two.

HEAT 1: (12 laps) 1. J Sides, 2. T Kaeding, 3. C Brady, 4. Kraig Kinser, 5. J O’Neill, 6. M Thomas, 7. B Atkinson, 8. Kody Kinser, 9. B Skipper, 10. D Farr, 11. S Alexander. NT.

HEAT 2: (12 laps) 1. I Loudoun, 2. R Farr, 3. S Dobson, 4. P Bourke, 5. I Madsen, 6. B Sweet, 7. D Reidy, 8. K Becker, 9. A Brien, 10. G Stanshall, 11. M Saller. NT.

HEAT 3: (12 laps) 1. T Green, 2. D Murcott, 3. J Henderson, 4. Max Dumesny, 5. A Wright, 6. T Bell Bowen, 7. P Jeffrey, 8. C Dowling, 9. M Perovich, 10. J Lawler, 11. H Sayers. 2:39.883.

HEAT 4: (12 laps) 1. D Blaney, 2. P Gordon, 3. D Campbell, 4. M Johnston, 5. G Tunks, 6. B Aprile, 7. B Stacey, 8. D Smith, 9. N Simmons. 10. S Rowell. 2:42.871.

HEAT 5: (12 laps) 1. R Bell Bowen, 2. D Priolo, 3. S Kinser, 4. J Thompson, 5. G Anderson, 6. Matt Dumesny, 7. D Craft, 8. M Jordan, 9. B White, 10. M Attard. NT.

Total Points After Night One Racing & Night Two Heats – 1. Tim Kaeding, 99N, 247 ; 2. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 244; 3. Trevor Green, 4SA, 244; 4. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 233; 5. Dale Blaney, 6N, 229; 6. Steve Kinser, 11U, 228; 7. Grant Anderson, 37V, 226; 8. Max Dumesny, 5V, 218; 9. Kraig Kinser, 11K, 211; 10. Ian Loudoun, 2NT, 211; 11. Ian Madsen, 29Q, 210; 12. Justin Henderson, 42N, 202; 13. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 201; 14. David Priolo, 8W, 196; 15. James Thompson, 22N, 193; 16. Brent Aprile, 42NQ, 192; 17. Peter Gordon, 14N, 191; 18. Jason Sides, 7S, 184; 19. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 183; 20. Shaun Dobson, 36V, 182; 21. Craig Brady, 74N, 181; 22. Dave Murcott, 83Q, 178; 23. Peter Bourke, 89N, 176; 24. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 166; 25. Danny Smith, 11N, 154; 26. Mathew Thomas, 15N, 148; 27. Anthony Brien, 68N, 141; 28. Marty Perovich, 17C, 136; 29. Steve Rowell, 6Q, 133; 30. Jamie O’Neill, 24NT, 132; 31. Mark Attard, 52N, 128; 32. Andrew Wright, 78N, 128; 33. Grant Tunks, 54N, 127; 34. Danny Reidy, 5Q, 127; 35. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 122; 36. Kody Kinser, 98N; 117. 37. Kim Becker, 51C, 106; 38. Brad Stacey, 76N, 105; 39. Carl Dowling, 87W, 105; 40. Michael Jordan, 34N, 98; 41. Blake Skipper, 24N, 92; 42. Paul Jeffrey, 44N, 88; 43. Scott Withers, 34C, 87; 44. Guy Stanshall, 18N, 85; 45. Nick Simmons, 9C, 81; 46. David Craft, 41N, 78; 47. Scott Alexander, 23N, 69; 48. Max Johnston, 38N, 68; 49. Michael Saller, 56N, 66; 50. Hayley Sayers, 87N, 63; 51. Bruce White, 96N, 56; 52. Denis Farr, 3C, 53; 53. Brad Sweet, 99U, 34; 54. Jeff Lawler, 73N, 10.

C MAIN: (15 Laps) 1. B Sweet (Started 17), 2. Matt Dumesny, 3. C Dowling, 4. Kody Kinser, 5. K Becker, 6. D Craft, 7. B Stacey, 8. P Jeffrey, 9. J Lawler, 10. M Saller, 11. B White, 12. H Sayers, 13. D Farr, (DNF) G Stanshall, (DNF) M Johnston, (DNF) S Alexander, (DNF) B Skipper, (DNF) M Jordan, (DNF) N Simmons. NT.

B MAIN: ( 15 laps) 1. B Sweet (Started 13), 2. D Smith, 3. R Bell Bowen, 4. P Bourke, 5. Matt Dumesny, 6. D Murcott. 7. D Reidy, 8. M Perovich, 9. G Tunks, 10. A Wright, 11. M Thomas, 12. S Rowell, 13. J O’Neill, (DNF) A Brien, (DNF) M Attard, (DNF) C Dowling. NT.

SCOTT DARLEY CLASSIC A MAIN: (40 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Trevor Green (3), 2. Grant Anderson (7), 3. Kraig Kinser (10), 4. Brad Sweet (21), 5. Darryl Campbell (4), 6. Justin Henderson (12), 7. Jason Sides (18), 8. Roddy Bell Bowen (23), 9. Brent Aprile (16), 10. Danny Smith (22), 11. Peter Gordon (17), 12. Peter Bourke (24), 13. Toby Bell Bowen (19), 14. James Thompson (15), (DNF) Tim Kaeding (1), (DNF) Shaun Dobson (20), (DNF) David Priolo (14), (DNF) Ian Loudoun (9), (DNF) Steve Kinser (6), (DNF) Ben Atkinson (13), (DNF) Max Dumesny (8), (DNF) Dale Blaney (5), (DNF) Robbie Farr (2), (DNF) Ian Madsen (11). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Tim Kaeding, Laps 5-9 Steve Kinser, Laps 10-35 Tim Kaeding, Laps 36-40 Trevor Green.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 39, Roddy Bell Bowen 14.455.

 

 

Kaeding Wins But Sides – Oh So Close

California’s Tim Kaeding has swept to victory on night one of the Scott Darley Classic at Valvoline Raceway on Friday night. Second to the line was Robbie Farr with newly crowned NSW Champion Trevor Green in third. American Brad Sweet did initially place second however was disqualified after failing to go to scales at the completion of the race.

With Kaeding celebrating in victory lane, it was heartbreak for Jason Sides who led the entire race but spun onto the infield on the last corner, in sight of the chequered flag. Sides failed to finish and therefore lost valuable points going into tonight’s final night.

The race which went 25-laps non-stop was a great spectacle and some drivers made their second night a little easier by charging through to finish towards the front. Notable mentions must go to Darryl Campbell who started position ten and finished fourth and Steve Kinser who started twelfth and finished fifth.

Following Campbell and Steve Kinser was Grant Anderson in sixth, Max Dumesny from seventeen to finish seventh, Dale Blaney, Ian Madsen and Kraig Kinser rounded out the top ten.

Earlier action saw Kraig Kinser set quick time with a 12.497 second lap.

Heat race wins went to Tim Kaeding, Robbie Farr, Trevor Green, Grant Anderson and Dale Blaney.

The C-Main was won by Danny Reidy over Grant Tunks and Carl Dowling.

The B-Main was won by Ian Loudoun over Toby Bellbowen and James Thompson.

Tomorrow night’s racing will see another heat race before the C-Main, B-Main and the all-important 40-lap final.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 12. Scott Darley Classic Night One.

TIME TRIALS – 1. Kraig Kinser, 11K, 12.497 ; 2. Steve Kinser, 11U, 12.526; 3. Ian Loudoun, 2NT, 12.530; 4. Kody Kinser, 98N, 12.620; 5. Shaun Dobson, 36V, 12.670; 6. Brent Aprile, 42NQ, 12.676; 7. Brad Sweet, 99U, 12.695; 8. Jason Sides, 7S, 12.697; 9. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.702; 10. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.704; 11. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.706; 12. Justin Henderson, 42N, 12.741; 13. Trevor Green, 4SA, 12.748; 14. Dave Murcott, 83Q, 12.752; 15. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.811; 16. Dale Blaney, 6N, 12.825; 17. Ian Madsen, 29Q, 12.856; 18. Peter Gordon, 14N, 12.875; 19. Danny Smith, 11N, 12.881; 20. Peter Bourke, 89N, 12.889; 21. Tim Kaeding, 99N, 12.915; 22. David Priolo, 8W, 12.932; 23. Brad Stacey, 76N, 12.933; 24. Grant Anderson, 37V, 13.006; 25. Steve Rowell, 6Q, 13.010; 26. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 13.028; 27. James Thompson, 22N, 13.041; 28. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 13.050; 29. Grant Tunks, 54N, 13.054; 30. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 13.062; 31. Max Johnston, 38N, 13.067; 32. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.088; 33. Craig Brady, 74N, 13.100; 34. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 13.115; 35. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.116; 36. Hayley Sayers, 87N; 13.152. 37. Jamie O’Neill, 24NT, 13.172; 38. Jeff Lawler, 73N, 13.205; 39. Paul Jeffrey, 44N, 13.215; 40. Kim Becker, 51C, 13.224; 41. Andrew Wright, 78N, 13.234; 42. Danny Reidy, 5Q, 13.253; 43. Matthew Thomas, 15N, 13.256; 44. Anthony Brien, 68N, 13.311; 45. Bruce White, 96N, 13.315; 46. Scott Withers, 34C, 13.326; 47. David Craft, 41N, 13.395; 48. Michael Jordan, 34N, 13.399; 49. Shane Sheedy, 64N, 13.528; 50. Guy Stanshall, 18N, 13.540; 51. Nick Simmons, 9C, 13.604; 52. Carl Dowling, 87W, 13.917; 53. Michael Saller, 56N, 14.038; 54. Scott Alexander, 23N, 14.109; 55. Wayne Skipper, 24C, 14.132; 56. Alex Orr, 43N, NT; 57. Brad Warren, 54V, NT; 58. Denis Farr, 3C, NT.

HEAT 1: (12 laps) 1. T Kaeding, 2. B Atkinson, 3. Kraig Kinser, 4. P Bourke, 5. Matt Dumesny, 6. A Wright, 7. M Perovich, 8. S Withers, 9. N Simmons, (DNF) H Sayers, (EXC) M Johnston. NT.

HEAT 2: (12 laps) 1. R Farr, 2. D Priolo, 3. S Kinser, 4. J Henderson, 5. D Smith, 6. J Thompson, 7. J O’Neill, 8. B Skipper, 9. D Reidy, 10. C Dowling, 11. D Craft. 2:42.901.

HEAT 3: (12 laps) 1. T Green, 2. J Sides, 3. P Gordon, 4. C Brady, 5. I Loudoun, 6. T Bell Bowen, 7. M Thomas, 8. B Stacey, 9. M Jordan, 10. M Saller, (DNF) J Lawler. NT.

HEAT 4: (12 laps) 1. G Anderson, 2. D Murcott, 3. B Sweet, 4. I Madsen, 5. R Bell Bowen, 6. A Brien, 7. Kody Kinser, 8. G Tunks, 9. P Jeffrey. 10. S Alexander, (DNF) S Sheedy. NT.

HEAT 5: (12 laps) 1. D Blaney, 2. D Campbell, 3. B Aprile, 4. Max Dumesny, 5. S Dobson, 6. S Rowell, 7. M Attard, 8. K Becker, 9. G Stanshall, 10. W Skipper, (DNF) B White. 2:51.390.

C MAIN: (12 Laps) 1. D Reidy, 2. G Tunks, 3. C Dowling, 4. K Becker, 5. B Stacey, 6. M Jordan, 7. S Withers, 8. B Skipper, 9. G Stanshall, 10. P Jeffrey, 11. N Simmons, 12. D Craft, 13. S Alexander, 14. M Saller, 15. H Sayers, (DNF) M Johnston, (DNF D Farr, (DNF) B White. NT.

B MAIN: ( 15 laps) 1. I Loudoun, 2. T Bell Bowen, 3. J Thompson, 4. S Dobson, 5. D Smith, 6. R Bell Bowen. 7. M Thomas, 8. A Brien, 9. M Perovich, 10. S Rowell, 11. M Attard, 12. D Reidy, 13. J O’Neill, (DNF) G Tunks, (DNF) A Wright, (DNF) Kody Kinser, (DNF) Matt Dumesny. NT.

SCOTT DARLEY CLASSIC PRELIM A MAIN: (25 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Tim Kaeding (3), 2. Robbie Farr (6), 3. Trevor Green (5), 4. Darryl Campbell (10), 5. Steve Kinser (12), 6. Grant Anderson (2), 7. Max Dumesny (17), 8. Dale Blaney (4), 9. Ian Madsen (18), 10. Kraig Kinser (11), 11. Ian Loudoun (21), 12. Ben Atkinson (7), 13. Justin Henderson (16), 14. James Thompson (23), 15. Brent Aprile (13), 16. Toby Bell Bowen (22), 17. David Priolo (9), 18. Peter Gordon (15), 19. Shaun Dobson (24), 20. Craig Brady (20), 21. Peter Bourke (19), 22. Jason Sides (1), (DNF) Dave Murcott (8), (EXC) Brad Sweet (14). 6:32.090.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-24 Jason Sides, Lap 25 Tim Kaeding.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 2, Jason Sides 14.822.

 

 

Trevor Green Takes NSW Championship

They say if you believe enough, fairy tales do come true and that is never more true than tonight for Trevor Green who claimed the 56th edition of the prestigious NSW Sprintcar Championship. It was a race that had it all really. Drama, controversy and great racing. In second place, Kraig Kinser continues to keep his track record at Valvoline Raceway intact and filling third place was Ian Loudoun driving the second Ben Atkinson car.

As has been the case all international season at Valvoline Raceway, Trevor Green used his front row starting spot as the ultimate advantage taking the lead on the opening lap. As the race started to heat up, Kraig Kinser took the lead from Green and Steve Kinser moved into second, pushing Green back to third. On lap ten, Steve blasted past Kraig and set up a sizeable gap. Around mid-race distance, the race was peppered with stoppages and none more so spectacular than Danny Smith's wild exit from the race. After contact with the outer tyre wall, Smith executed a vicious series of flips but emerged A-OK.

At the restart, Steve Kinser received the noise flag and elected to pull into the pits to save the engine from any further damage. At this point, all eyes turned to the recent star, Kraig Kinser. The prince appeared to have the win within reach but no one told Trevor Green as he made steady increases into Kinser's lead and the young American was suffering from tyre wear.

On lap 27, Green took over the lead and set about taking a popular win with the crowd. Filling the placing’s after Kinser and Ian Loudoun were Justin Henderson, Dale Blaney, Darryl Campbell, Max Dumesny, Sam Walsh, Grant Tunks and James Thompson.

In time trials, it was Dale Blaney who stopped the clock the quickest with a 12.738 second lap.

In the heat races, wins went to Warren Ferguson, Max Dumesny, Grant Tunks and Lynton Jeffrey.

The C-Main was won by Paul Jeffrey from Guy Stanshall and Gavin Black.

The B-Main was an all-the-way win for Danny Smith over Ben Atkinson and Peter Bourke.

The next event on the Sprintcar Association of NSW calendar is this coming Friday and Saturday, January 17 and 18 for the running of the Scott Darley Classic. It will also be the final appearance of the USA superstars.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 11. 56th NSW Sprintcar Championship

TIME TRIALS – 1. Dale Blaney, 6N, 12.738 ; 2. Steve Kinser, 11U, 12.875; 3. Kraig Kinser, 11K, 12.880; 4. Trevor Green, 4SA, 12.906; 5. Ian Loudoun, 2NT, 12.949; 6. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 12.967; 7. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.976; 8. Peter Bourke, 89N, 13.050; 9. James Thompson, 22N, 13.053; 10. Justin Henderson, 42N, 13.083; 11. Alex Orr, 43N, 13.100; 12. Sam Walsh, 92N, 13.134; 13. Max Johnston, 38N, 13.140; 14. Troy Little, 20N, 13.141; 15. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 13.150; 16. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 13.237; 17. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 13.240; 18. Max Dumesny, 5V, 13.243; 19. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 13.262; 20. Nick Simmons, 9C, 13.275; 21. Lynton Jeffrey, 79N, 13.367; 22. Grant Tunks, 54N, 13.397; 23. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 13.407; 24. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.434; 25. Damian Abbott, 16N, 12.971; 26. Danny Smith, 11N, 13.120; 27. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.456; 28. Marty Perovich, 17C, 13.498; 29. Bruce White, 96N, 13.529; 30. Scott Withers, 34C, 13.557; 31. Wayne Skipper, 24C, 13.589; 32. Hayley Sayers, 87N, 13.666; 33. Matthew Craft, 3C, 13.678; 34. Gavin Black, 82N, 13.692; 35. Guy Stanshall, 18N, 13.703; 36. Paul Jeffrey, 44N; 14.119. 37. Michael Saller, 56N, 14.729; 38. Matthew Thomas, 15N, 17.029; 39. Brendan Rallings, 65N, NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. W Ferguson, 2. J Thompson, 3. D Blaney, 4. T Bell Bowen, 5. D Abbott, 6. P Bourke, 7. B White, 8. M Craft, 9. M Thomas, (DNF) B Skipper. 2:16.135.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. Max Dumesny, 2. J Matchett, 3. J Henderson, 4. S Kinser, 5. R Bell Bowen, 6. B Atkinson, 7. D Smith, 8. S Withers, 9. G Black, 10. M Saller. 2:12.386.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. G Tunks, 2. D Campbell, 3. T Little, 4. K Kinser, 5. Matt Dumesny, 6. A Orr, 7. M Attard, 8. W Skipper, 9. G Stanshall, (DNS) B Rallings. 2:14.973.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. L Jeffrey, 2. T Green, 3. S Walsh, 4. M Johnston, 5. I Loudoun, 6. N Simmons, 7. P Jeffrey, 8. M Perovich, 9. H Sayers. 2:17.924.

C MAIN: (8 Laps) 1. P Jeffrey, 2. G Stanshall, 3. G Black, 4. H Sayers, (DNF) M Thomas, (DNF) M Saller. NT.

DASH: (8 Laps) 1. J Thompson, 2. T Green, 3. K Kinser, 4. S Kinser, 5. I Loudoun, 6. D Campbell, 7. D Blaney, (DNF) J Henderson. 1:55.582.

B MAIN: ( 15 laps) 1. D Smith, 2. B Atkinson, 3. P Bourke, 4. A Orr, 5. M Perovich, 6. M Attard. 7. N Simmons, 8. W Skipper, 9. P Jeffrey, 10. H Sayers, 11. G Stanshall, 12. B White, 13. G Black, 14. M Craft, 15. B Skipper, (DNF) S Withers. NT.

56TH NSW CHAMPIONSHIP A MAIN: (35 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Trevor Green (2), 2. Kraig Kinser (5), 3. Ian Loudoun (7), 4. Justin Henderson (8), 5. Dale Blaney (1), 6. Darryl Campbell (4), 7. Max Dumesny (11), 8. Sam Walsh (10), 9. Grant Tunks (15), 10. James Thompson (6), 11. Max Johnston (13), 12. Warren Ferguson (9), 13. Matt Dumesny (19), 14. Jimmy Matchett (18), 15. Damian Abbott (20), 16. Ben Atkinson (22), 17. Peter Bourke (23), 18. Toby Bell Bowen (17), (DNF) Troy Little (12), (DNF) Alex Orr (24), (DNF) Lynton Jeffrey (14), (DNF) Roddy Bell Bowen (16), (DNF) Steve Kinser (3), (DNF) Danny Smith (21). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Trevor Green, Laps 6-9 Kraig Kinser, Laps 10-15 Steve Kinser, Laps 16-26 Kraig Kinser, Laps 27-35 Trevor Green.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 10, Steve Kinser 14.314.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Wins the 34th Valvoline Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix

Kraig Kinser continued on from his win last Saturday night with a win in the re-scheduled Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix on Wednesday night at Valvoline Raceway. He didn't have it all his own way as he battled wheel to wheel with his father, Steve who ultimately crossed the line in second and to complete the United States domination, Dale Blaney continued his impressive run of late with a third place finish.

At the green flag, Blaney took advantage of a front row starting spot to set sail early before being run down by the Kinser duet. Kraig briefly took the lead from Blaney before Steve battled past and took off after the dense lapped traffic. In the battle for the minor placing’s were the likes of Toby Bell Bowen, Brooke Tatnell, Trevor Green and Robbie Farr who from his seventeenth starting position made his charge forward. Ben Atkinson and Max Dumesny were also heavily involved in a mid-pack battle that was amazing to watch.

Kraig took the lead from Steve on lap twenty-seven after running side by side for a number of laps. Unfortunately for Brooke Tatnell, engine problems caused his retirement whilst running third. Also for Bell Bowen, the cushion on turn two saw him drop spots in the final stanza of the race.

In the end, Kraig took the win and in doing so, won over a legion of fans. Following the top three home was Max Dumesny in fourth, Robbie Farr fifth, Justin Henderson finished sixth and Trevor Green, Darryl Campbell, Toby Bell Bowen and Max Johnston rounded out the top ten. It was a notable drive for Campbell who came from a position twenty-three starting spot to finish in the top ten.

Earlier time trials saw Kraig Kinser top the time sheets with a 12.664 sec lap ahead of Brooke Tatnell and Grant Tunks.

The heat race winners were Peter Bourke, Trevor Green and Steve Kinser.

The B-Main was a win for Grant Tunks over Max Johnston and Alex Orr.

The next event on the Sprintcar Association of NSW calendar is this Saturday night when the 26th running of the NSW Championship will be held at Valvoline Raceway.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 10.

34th Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix

TIME TRIALS – 1. Kraig Kinser, 11K, 12.664 ; 2. Brooke Tatnell, 86N, 12.830; 3. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.851; 4. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.858; 5. Trevor Green, 4SA, 12.870; 6. Brad Sweet, 99U, 12.874; 7. Toby Bell Bowen, 70N, 12.905; 8. James Thompson, 22N, 12.824; 9. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.936; 10. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.961; 11. Dale Blaney, 6N, 12.993; 12. Justin Henderson, 42N, 13.076; 13. Peter Bourke, 89N, 13.077; 14. Lynton Jeffrey, 79N, 13.130; 15. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 13.136; 16. Steve Kinser, 11U, 13.164; 17. Mick Matchett, 51N, 13.168; 18. Kyle Caunt, 8N, 13.227; 19. Alex Orr, 43N, 12.746; 20. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.269; 21. Craig Brady, 74N, 13.315; 22. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 13.321; 23. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.409; 24. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 13.471; 25. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 13.482; 26. Bruce White, 96N, 13.517; 27. Scott Withers, 34C, 13.542; 28. Guy Stanshall, 18N, 13.790; 29. Nick Simmons, 9C, 13.864; 30. Hayley Sayers, 87N, 15.091; 31. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 16.846.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. P Bourke, 2. T Bell Bowen, 3. K Kinser, 4. K Caunt, 5. J Henderson, 6. B Sweet, 7. D Campbell, 8. R Bell Bowen, 9. A Orr, 10. G Stanshall, 11. Matt Dumesny. 2:13.349.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. T Green, 2. L Jeffrey, 3. D Blaney, 4. M Matchett, 5. B Tatnell, 6. B Skipper, 7. M Attard, 8. N Simmons, 9. B White, (DNF) J Thompson. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. S Kinser, 2. B Atkinson, 3. W Ferguson, 4. Max Dumesny, 5. R Farr, 6. C Brady, 7. G Tunks, 8. M Johnston, 9. S Withers, 10. H Sayers. 2:13.299.

DASH: (8 Laps) 1. K Kinser, 2. T Green, 3. B Tatnell, 4. T Bell Bowen, 5. B Sweet, 6. S Kinser, 7. B Atkinson, (DNF) D Blaney. 1:44.049.

B MAIN: ( 15 laps) 1. G Tunks, 2. M Johnston, 3. A Orr, 4. J Thompson, 5. D Campbell, 6. M Attard. 7. H Sayers, 8. N Simmons, (DNF) G Stanshall, (DNF) R Bell Bowen, (DNF) Matt Dumesny, (DNF) S Withers. NT.

34TH AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX: (35 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Kraig Kinser (7), 2. Steve Kinser (1), 3. Dale Blaney (2), 4. Max Dumesny (10), 5. Robbie Farr (17), 6. Justin Henderson (13), 7. Trevor Green (8), 8. Darryl Campbell (23), 9. Toby Bell Bowen (6), 10. Max Johnston (20), 11. Grant Tunks (19), 12. Lynton Jeffrey (11), 13. Brad Sweet (9), 14. Craig Brady (16), 15. Warren Ferguson (12), 16. James Thompson (22), 17. Blake Skipper (18), 18. Kyle Caunt (15), 19. Alex Orr (21), 20. Mick Matchett (14), 21. Peter Bourke (3), (DNF) Ben Atkinson (4), (DNF) Mark Attard (24), (DNF) Brooke Tatnell (5). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Dale Blaney, Lap 5 Steve Kinser, Lap 6 Kraig Kinser, Laps 7-26 Steve Kinser, Laps 27-35 Kraig Kinser.

FASTEST LAP: Lap 8 Steve Kinser 13.003

 

 

Americans Sweep To Victory

Kraig Kinser claimed his first ever win on Australian soil last night and took home the $10,000 winners cheque in the Sprintcar World Derby at Valvoline Raceway. Second across the line was Dale Blaney and third home was Steve Kinser. The race was an enthralling battle and conducted on one of the slickest tracks ever seen at the Western Sydney venue.

Pole sitter Ian Madsen took the early lead and as the race settled into a rhythm, set a sizeable gap between himself and Dale Blaney. As Madsen hit lapped traffic, Blaney began to close and on lap sixteen took the lead. At this point, Steve Kinser started to make his mark from his sixteenth place starting spot. Kraig Kinser was also battling hard with Max Dumesny and also began making inroads on now second place Madsen. On lap twenty five, Kraig Kinser made a charge for the lead and from that point never looked back.

Not even a late race stoppage could stop Kraig Kinser from taking his maiden win in Australia. Blaney fought hard to stay in second with Steve Kinser making up thirteen positions on the tough track for third. Rounding out the top ten was Ian Madsen in fourth, Trevor Green fifth, Robbie Farr finished sixth, Roddy Bell Bowen was seventh and Grant Anderson, Justin Henderson and James Thompson were next.

Earlier heat race action saw Justin Henderson, Carl Dowling, Darryl Campbell and Steve Kinser all record wins.

The B-Main was won by Carl Dowling over Grant Anderson, Justin Henderson and Peter Bourke.

The next event on the Sprintcar Association of NSW calendar is this Wednesday night, January 8 at Valvoline Raceway. This meeting will be the re-run of the washed out Valvoline Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix from December 26.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 8. World Sprintcar Derby Night 2.

Top Twenty In Points after Night One: 1. Ben Atkinson (220), 2. Max Dumesny (219), 3. Ian Madsen (216), 4. Trevor Green (213), 5. Kraig Kinser (211), 6. Dale Blaney (207), 7. Robbie Farr (204), 8. Brad Sweet (203), 9. Craig Brady (196), 10. Sam Walsh (192), 11. Marty Perovich (191), 12. James Thompson (187), 13. Peter Gordon (180), 14. Darryl Campbell (180), 15. Grant Tunks (177), 16. Roddy Bell Bowen (170), 17. Max Johnston (167), 18. Damian Abbott (163), 19. Luca Cox (162), 20. Steve Kinser (159).

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. J Henderson, 2. B Sweet, 3. B Atkinson, 4. C Brady, 5. M Johnston, 6. R Bell Bowen, 7. G Anderson, 8. M Craft, 9. P Bourke, 10. H Sayers. NT.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. C Dowling, 2. R Farr, 3. S Walsh, 4. G Tunks, 5. Max Dumesny, 6. D Abbott, 7. J Matchett, 8. M Attard, 9. G Stanshall. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. D Campbell, 2. A Orr, 3. D Blaney, 4. I Madsen, 5. M Perovich, 6. B Skipper, 7. M Thomas, 8. L Cox, 9. B White. 2:43.858.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. S Kinser, 2. T Green, 3. P Gordon, 4. K Kinser, 5. J Thompson, 6. Matt Dumesny, 7. B Tulloch, 8. W Skipper, 9. A Brien. 2:43.430.

DASH: (6 Laps) 1. B Atkinson. 2. D Blaney, 3. Max Dumesny, 4. I Madsen, 5. K Kinser, 6. T Green. 1:39.398.

B MAIN: ( 15 laps) 1. C Dowling, 2. G Anderson, 3. J Henderson, 4. P Bourke, 5. Matt Dumesny, 6. B Tulloch, 7. L Cox. 8. W Skipper, 9. A Brien, 10. J Matchett, 11. M Attard, 12. M Craft, 13. M Thomas, 14. B White, (DNF) G Stanshall, (DNF) B Skipper. NT.

A MAIN: (35 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Kraig Kinser (5), 2. Dale Blaney (6), 3. Steve Kinser (16), 4. Ian Madsen (1), 5. Trevor Green (3), 6. Robbie Farr (7), 7. Roddy Bell Bowen (17), 8. Grant Anderson (22), 9. Justin Henderson (23), 10. James Thompson (13), 11. Marty Perovich (11), 12. Brad Sweet (8), 13. Craig Brady (9), 14. Sam Walsh (10), 15. Grant Tunks (15), 16. Max Johnston (18), 17. Alex Orr (19), 18. Darryl Campbell (12), 19. Max Dumesny (2), 20. Carl Dowling (21), 21. Peter Bourke (24), (DNF) Damian Abbott (20), (DNF) Peter Gordon (14), (DNF) Ben Atkinson (4). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-15 Ian Madsen, Laps 16-23 Dale Blaney, Laps 24-35 Kraig Kinser.

 

 

Hirst’s night.

Kyle Hirst driving Michael Cunningham owned PRP Engineering ART drove a brilliant race last night to take out the feature win at RD6 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series whilst also claiming the rights of being the first American driver to ever win an All Stars feature event. Hirst drove a talented race and showed his experience as he manoeuvred his way thru the field after starting in P6.

Brett ‘the Jet’ Milburn’s V68 had his second night with the new 360 team and started in P1 alongside V90 Corey McCullagh. Milburn got the start and led half race distance. ACT26 Tony Moule, ACT49 Matt Reed, and SA83 Shannon Barry all being passed by Hirst. Barry pulling infield with an ailing car in the dying stages of the race. USA60 Geoff Ensign also drove a skilled race starting in P7 and dicing thru the field one by one to finish 3rd. With the yellows only coming on twice in the 30 laps the skill of the visiting drivers shone.

Current series leader SA22 Chad Ely kicked the night off well claiming the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award but had to work hard after not having the results he wanted in his heats which caused his to start out of 11 in the A. Ely improved thru the A and managed to work his way up to finish 5th. Matt Reed’s ACT49 just missed out on a top 3 finish by running 4th.

Young Corey McCullagh in the V90 Cool showed impressive talent lining up in P2 for the feature which was his best start for the season only to have a moment half way thru the race which bought on the yellows and put him to the rear at the restart.

Simpson’s favourite son Johnny Vogels V70 returned to the All Stars after securing his own 360 power plant during the winter months enabling him to compete with his own equipment. After teething problems early in the night forced Vogels to start in the B Main. But with track knowledge he looked more comfortable lap after lap and worked his way up to finish 6th in the A.

Heat Wins: USA60 Geoff Ensign, SA83 Shannon Barry, V68 Brett Milburn, V83 Chris Solomon, ACT26 Tony Moule, V90 Corey McCullagh

A Main – USA10 Kyle Hirst, V68 Brett Milburn, USA60 Geoff Ensign, ACT49 Matt Reed, SA22 Chad Ely, V70 Johnny Vogels, V4 Phil Lock, V86 Tim Van Ginneken, ACT26 Tony Moule, ACT15 Harley Bishop, Q77 Brent Kratzmann, V74 Michael Cunningham, V7 Paul Solomon, V83 Chris Solomon, V90 Corey McCullagh, V85 Colin Lincoln, USA62 Jamie Hennessy, V99 Zac Farrer, SA83 Shannon Barry –DNF, V8 Cory Lincoln-DNF Contingency Awards: Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s - Phil Lock Bar Up 8 - Tim Van Ginneken Hoosier Hero - Kyle Hirst Oval Express Magazine Quick Time - Chad Ely Fire Service Plus Hot Arse - Colin Lincoln IDIGIT Luck Draw - Johnny Vogels QT Hard Charger - Johnny Vogels Ronnies 50 - Zac Farrer

 

 

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 8. Night One World Sprintcar Derby

TIME TRIALS – 1. Kraig Kinser, 11K, 12.366 ; 2. Justin Henderson, 42N, 12.506; 3. Damian Abbott, 16N, 12.574; 4. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 12.619; 5. Carl Dowling, 87W, 12.639; 6. Steve Kinser, 11U, 12.671; 7. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.692; 8. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.692; 9. Brad Sweet, 99U, 12.702; 10. Dale Blaney, 6N, 12.710; 11. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 12.715; 12. James Thompson, 22N, 12.736; 13. Trevor Green, 4SA, 12.775; 14. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.830; 15. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.859; 16. Kim Becker, 51C, 12.888; 17. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.905; 18. Ian Madsen, 29Q, 12.956; 19. Peter Gordon, 14N, 12.960; 20. Alex Orr, 43N, 12.996; 21. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 12.998; 22. Craig Brady, 74N, 13.004; 23. Max Johnston, 38N, 13.036; 24. Brodie Tulloch, 74Q, 13.055; 25. Peter Bourke, 89N, 13.064; 26. Paul Jeffrey, 44N, 13.069; 27. Blake Skipper, 24N, 13.133; 28. Grant Anderson, 37V, 13.179; 29. Matthew Thomas, 15N, 13.195; 30. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 13.197; 31. Matthew Craft, 3C, 13.204; 32. Grant Tunks, 54N, 13.222; 33. Troy David, 6NT, 13.276; 34. Wayne Skipper, 24C, 13.362; 35. Hayley Sayers, 87N, 13.459; 36. Guy Stanshall, 18N; 13.529. 37. Bruce White, 96N, 13.548; 38. Luca Cox, 91N, 13.629; 39. Anthony Brien, 68N, 13.689, 40. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.777. 41. David Craft, 86N; NT. 42. Lynton Jeffrey, 89N, Exc.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. R Farr, 2. S Walsh, 3. K Kinser, 4. B Sweet, 5. B Tulloch, 6. M Thomas, 7. P Bourke, 8. B White, (DNF) T David, (DNF) K Becker, (DNF) L Jeffrey. NT.

HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. D Blaney, 2. I Madsen, 3. B Atkinson, 4. M Perovich, 5. L Cox, 6. P Jeffrey, 7. M Johnston, 8. W Skipper, (DNF) J Henderson, (DNF) Matt Dumesny. NT.

HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. S Kinser, 2. Max Dumesny, 3. C Brady, 4. R Bell Bowen, 5. P Gordon, 6. D Abbott, 7. B Skipper, 8. M Craft, 9. A Brien, 10. H Sayers. 2:21.459.

HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. T Green, 2. D Campbell, 3. J Thompson, 4. A Orr, 5. G Tunks, 6. C Dowling, 7. G Anderson, 8. M Attard, 9. J Matchett, 10. G Stanshall. 2:24.557.

PRELIM C MAIN: (8 Laps) 1. J Henderson, 2. A Brien, 3. J Matchett, 3. G Stanshall, 4. Matt Dumesny, 6. H Sayers, 7. K Becker. 2:00.611.

PRELIM B MAIN: ( 15 laps) 1. D Abbott, 2. J Henderson, 3. C Dowling, 4. M Johnston, 5. P Jeffrey, 6. G Anderson. 7. M Attard, 8. B Skipper, 9. W Skipper, 10. P Bourke, 11. J Matchett, 12. A Brien, 13. M Thomas, 14. G Stanshall, (DNF) M Craft, (DNF) B White. NT.

PRELIM A MAIN: (25 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ben Atkinson (1), 2. Max Dumesny (6), 3. Ian Madsen (4), 4. Kraig Kinser (2), 5. Trevor Green (7), 6. Brad Sweet (13), 7. Dale Blaney (8), 8. Robbie Farr (9), 9. Craig Brady (12), 10. Marty Perovich (15), 11. Sam Walsh (5), 12. James Thompson (11), 13. Peter Gordon (17), 14. Grant Tunks (19), 15. Darryl Campbell (3), 16. Max Johnston (24), 17. Roddy Bell Bowen (14), 18. Damian Abbott (21), 19. Luca Cox (20), 20. Brodie Tulloch (18), 21. Alex Orr (16), 22. Carl Dowling (23), 23. Steve Kinser (10), (DNF) Justin Henderson (22). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Ben Atkinson, Lap 4 Kraig Kinser, Laps 5-11 Ben Atkinson, Laps 12-21 Max Dumesny, Lap 22 Ben Atkinson.( accident lap 22 race declared due to time curfew )

 

 

FARR OUTSHINES THE WORLD'S BEST

Robbie Farr returned to Valvoline Raceway last night, the track where his career started back in 1988 and came away with the feature race win over American Steve Kinser and Mr consistent, Max Dumesny.

Farr started from position eight in the 35-lap final and meticulously picked off his opposition one position at a time, eventually taking the lead on lap fourteen from early pace setter Kraig Kinser. From that point onwards, Farr looked unbeatable, even during some late race cautions.

Steve Kinser battled hard with son Kraig before having to then turn his attention to current Sydney Speedway Track Champion Ben Atkinson before the Northern Territorian crashed heavily into the back straight wall with just three laps remaining.

That therefore left the door open for Max Dumesny to take over third place. Dumesny didn't have it all his own way however as Dale Blaney pressured Max all the way to the chequered flag.

Rounding out the top ten was Lynton Jeffrey in fifth, Kraig Kinser sixth, Trevor Green seventh, Troy Little finished eighth, James Thompson ninth and Sam Walsh finished in tenth.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 8. International Sprintcar Rumble

TIME TRIALS – 1. Justin Henderson, 42N, 12.110 ; 2. Steve Kinser, 11U, 12.161; 3. Kraig Kinser, 11K, 12.290; 4. Robbie Farr, 7Q, 12.328; 5. Max Dumesny, 5V, 12.333; 6. Craig Brady, 74, 12.350; 7. Trevor Green, 4SA, 12.354; 8. Lynton Jeffrey, 79N, 12.367; 9. Dale Blaney, 6N, 12.386; 10. Marty Perovich, 17C, 12.406; 11. Sam Walsh, 92N, 12.416; 12. Peter Gordon, 14N, 12.469; 13. Carl Dowling, 87W, 12.477; 14. Troy Little, 20N, 12.491; 15. Warren Ferguson, 32N, 12.503; 16. Max Johnston, 38N, 12.556; 17. Ben Atkinson, 2N, 12.576; 18. Bruce White, 96N, 12.596; 19. Matt Dumesny, 57V, 12.616; 20. James Thompson, 22N, 12.622; 21. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7N, 12.638; 22. Kody Kinser, 51N, 12.702; 23. Darryl Campbell, 28N, 12.741; 24. Grant Tunks, 54N, 12.751; 25. Ian Madsen, 29Q, 12.759; 26. Jimmy Matchett, 88N, 12.762; 27. Anthony Brien, 68N, 12.851; 28. Blake Skipper, 24N, 12.902; 29. Wayne Skipper, 24C, 12.977; 30. Brodie Tulloch, 74Q, 13.011; 31. Matthew Thomas, 15N, 13.052; 32. Jay Waugh, 99C, 13.054; 33. Paul Jeffrey, 44N, 1.073; 34. Kim Becker, 51C, 13.108; 35. Mark Attard, 52N, 13.112; 36. Hayley Sayers, 87N; 13.176. 37. Shane Sheedy, 64N, 13.257; 38. Guy Stanshall, 18N, 13.285; 39. Scott Alexander, 23C, 13.365, 40. Peter Bourke, 89N, 13.546. 41. Luca Cox, 91N, NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. G Tunks, 2. B Atkinson, 3. L Jeffrey, 4. D Blaney, 5. M Johnston, 6. I Madsen, 7. J Henderson, 8. P Jeffrey, 9. W Skipper, 10. L Cox. (DNF) S Sheedy. 2:09.442. HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. S Kinser, 2. T Green, 3. W Ferguson, 4. D Campbell, 5. J Matchett, 6. G Stanshall, 7. K Becker, (DNF) B Tulloch, (DNF) M Perovich, (DNF) B White. NT. HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. Kody Kinser, 2. Matt Dumesny, 3. C Brady, 4. T Little, 5. Kraig Kinser, 6. S Walsh, 7. M Attard, 8. M Thomas, 9. A Brien, 10. S Alexander. 2:16.754. HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. J Thompson, 2. Max Dumesny, 3. C Dowling, 4. R Farr, 5. P Gordon, 6. J Waugh, 7. H Sayers, 8. P Bourke, (DNF) R Bell Bowen, (DNF) B Skipper. 2:15.747.

C MAIN: (6 Laps) 1. B Tulloch, 2. L Cox, 3. P Bourke, 3. G Stanshall, 4. B Skipper, (DNF) S Alexander, (DNF) S Sheedy. 1:29.287.

B MAIN: ( 15 laps) 1. S Walsh, 2. J Henderson, 3. I Madsen, 4. M Perovich, 5. R Bell Bowen, 6. M Thomas. 7. K Becker, 8. M Attard, 9. P Bourke, 10. B Tulloch, 11. J Waugh, 12. L Cox, 13. A Brien, 14. H Sayers, 15. P Jeffrey. NT.

A MAIN: (35 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Robbie Farr (5), 2. Steve Kinser (8), 3. Max Dumesny (7), 4. Dale Blaney (1), 5. Lynton Jeffrey (2), 6. Kraig Kinser (3), 7. Trevor Green (6), 8. Troy Little (14), 9. James Thompson (12), 10. Sam Walsh (21), 11. Carl Dowling (9), 12. Justin Henderson (22), 13. Craig Brady (4), 14. Peter Gordon (13), 15. Matt Dumesny (15), 16. Darryl Campbell (19), 17. Jimmy Matchett (20), 18 Max Johnston (18), (DNF) Ben Atkinson (11), (DNF) Warren Ferguson (10), (DNF) Grant Tunks (17), (DNF) Ian Madsen (23), (DNF) Kody Kinser (16), (DNF) Marty Perovich (24). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Kraig Kinser, Laps 14-35 Robbie Farr.

 

 

 

Kinser & Dumesny - A Race For The Ages

December 28, 2013 – Parramatta, NSW Australia – Valvoline Raceway–

Steve Kinser claimed his twenty-second feature race win at Valvoline Raceway last night, however he didn’t have it all his own way after a race long battle with Max Johnston and Max Dumesny. It was a battle that will long be remembered as the slick track provided plenty of passing opportunities and side by side battles.

Max Johnston used his front row starting spot to his advantage quickly establishing a lengthy lead. Kraig Kinser and Troy Little were battling for second with Steve Kinser and Max Dumesny asserting their authority early. Kraig Kinser took the lead briefly before Johnston was back in control.

After a number of restarts, Dumesny and Steve Kinser made their way to the front and the battle was on. In dense lapped traffic, the two drivers swapped positions and ran wheel-to-wheel. At the chequered flag it was "The King" Steve Kinser who took the win followed by Dumesny, Ben Atkinson, Darryl Campbell and Max Johnston.

The next event on the Sprintcar Association of NSW calendar is this coming Wednesday night, January 1.

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 7. Coke Zero Sprintcar Firecracker

TIME TRIALS – 1. Steve Kinser, 11, 12.886 ; 2. Ben Atkinson, 2, 12.887; 3. Justin Henderson, 42, 12.900; 4. Kody Kinser, 51, 12.931; 5. Darryl Campbell, 28, 12.994; 6. Warren Ferguson, 32, 13.006; 7. Max Dumesny, 5V, 13.039; 8. Kraig Kinser, 11K, 13.050; 9. Troy Little, 20, 13.101; 10. Roddy Bell Bowen, 7, 13.125; 11. Dale Blaney, 6, 13.134; 12. Peter Bourke, 89, 13.137; 13. Max Johnston, 38, 13.191; 14. Carl Dowling, 87W, 13.194; 15. Craig Brady, 74, 13.210; 16. Alex Orr, 43, 13.349; 17. James Thompson, 22, 13.354; 18. Sam Walsh, 92, 13.437; 19. Marty Perovich, 17C, 13.441; 20. Blake Skipper, 24, 13.449; 21. David Craft, 86, 13.496; 22. Grant Tunks, 54, 13.524; 23. Bruce White, 96, 13.589; 24. Peter Gordon, 14, 13.621; 25. Denis Farr, 3C, 13.643; 26. Jimmy Matchett, 88, 13.711; 27. Steve Caunt, 9, 13.790; 28. Wayne Skipper, 24C, 13.796; 29. Kim Becker, 51C, 13.800; 30. Matthew Thomas, 15, 13.877; 31. Mark Attard, 52, 13.971; 32. Shane Sheedy, 64, 14.096; 33. Jeff Lawler, 73, 14.130; 34. Paul Jeffrey, 44, 14.136; 35. Guy Stanshall, 18, 14.270; 36. Gavin Black, 82, 14.315; 37. Hayley Sayers, 87, 14.664; 38. Matt Dumesny, 57V, NT; 39. Anthony Brien, 68, NT.

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. T Little, 2. S Kinser, 3. Kraig Kinser, 4. J Thompson, 5. A Orr, 6. P Gordon, 7. D Farr, 8. J Lawler, 9. K Becker, (DNF) H Sayers. NT. HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. S Walsh, 2. Max Dumesny, 3. B Atkinson, 4. R Bell Bowen, 5. B White, 6. C Brady, 7. Matt Dumesny, 8. Jimmy Matchett, 9. P Jeffrey, 10. M Thomas. 2:24.814. HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. M Perovich, 2. W Ferguson, 3. C Dowling, 4. G Tunks, 5. D Blaney, 6. A Brien, 7. M Attard, 8. G Stanshall, 9. S Caunt, (DSQ) J Henderson. NT. HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. M Johnston, 2. D Campbell, 3. D Craft, 4. B Skipper, 5. Kody Kinser, 6. P Bourke, 7. W Skipper, 8. S Sheedy, 9. G Black. NT.

DASH: (6 laps) 1. Max Dumesny, 2. B Atkinson, 3. R Bell Bowen, 4. Kraig Kinser, 5. J Thompson, (DNF) S Kinser, (DNF) D Blaney, (DNS) J Henderson.

B MAIN: ( 15 laps) 1. J Henderson, 2. Matt Dumesny, 3. P Bourke, 4. C Brady, 5. S Caunt, 6. K Becker. 7. M Attard, 8. D Farr, 9. W Skipper, 10. A Brien, 11. J Matchett, 12. S Sheedy, 13. M Thomas, 14. G Stanshall, 15. P Jeffrey, 16. G Black, 17. H Sayers, (DNF) J Lawler. NT.

A MAIN: (35 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Steve Kinser (10), 2. Max Dumesny (5), 3. Ben Atkinson (9), 4. Darryl Campbell (8), 5. Max Johnston (2), 6. Troy Little (6), 7. Kraig Kinser (3), 8. Sam Walsh (11), 9. James Thompson (15), 10. Justin Henderson (21), 11. Marty Perovich (13), 12. Matt Dumesny (22), 13. Craig Brady (24), 14. Warren Ferguson (7), 15. Grant Tunks (18), 16. Peter Gordon (20), 17. Blake Skipper (17), 18 Carl Dowling (12), 19. Peter Bourke (23), (DNF) Bruce White (19), (DNF) Roddy Bell Bowen (1), (DNF) Kody Kinser (4), (DNF) David Craft (16), (DNF) Dale Blaney (14). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Max Johnston, Laps 10-11 Kraig Kinser, Laps 12-27 Max Johnston, Lap 28 Steve Kinser, Laps 29-31 Max Dumesny, Laps 32-35 Steve Kinser.

 

 

16th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne

“Salute to Tony Stewart”

Friday, Dec. 27 and Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013│Memorial Coliseum Expo Center│Fort Wayne, Ind.

SATURDAY STORY

Peck, 15, becomes youngest ‘Rumble’ winner

By RON WARE

Classic Motorsports

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Justin Peck is so young, he still needs his mother to tag along to sign his minor release form.

And as for post-race celebrations?

“IHOP’s where it’s at,” the 15-year-old from Monrovia, Ind., said, grinning. “I’ll stick to milk.”

At the rate he’s going, Peck may be emptying a bottle in the winner’s circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway one day.

The high school freshman put his name in the record book Saturday night, surviving a late-race duel with Russ Gamester to become the youngest winner in the 16-year history of the Rumble in Fort Wayne indoor midget classic.

One day earlier, Gamester, 47, had become the event’s oldest winner.

“Indescribable,” Peck said as a parade of fans asked for a photo or autograph. “Best deal I’ve ever had. I hope every young kid coming up can have the same experience I did.”

Peck made an auspicious debut at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center last year, finishing second on Friday and third on Saturday while also sailing into the turn one fence.

“He’s been telling me all fall he’s going to win the Rumble,” his father, Steve, said.

Peck, driving a Volkswagen-powered Beast for Michigan’s Steve Clay, inherited a front row starting position because of a scratch, beat pole-sitter Lynsey Liguori into the first turn and looked like he might lead all 50 laps.

But Gamester eventually reeled him in, passing Peck on the inside with eight laps to go when the youngster got into turn two too hard.

“I thought I was done,” Peck said.

Instead, Gamester developed an engine problem, and Peck nudged his way past with just two laps remaining. Gamester’s engine finally blew in turn four on the last lap, relegating him to a ninth-place finish.

Mike Fedorcak, subbing for the injured Tony Stewart, wound up second, with Grant Galloway, Billy Hulbert and Derek Bischak completing the top five before a near-capacity crowd.

Gamester was trying to join Stewart (2006 and ’11) and Billy Wease (’09) as the only drivers to sweep the weekend features.

“That close,” Gamester said, grimacing. “(But) I couldn’t ask for anything better. This weekend meant so much to me, my dad (Gary), my brother (George) – the whole family.”

Peck erased the record of Bobby East, who was 17 when he won in 2001.

Liguori and her husband, Joe, gained distinction as both made the 16-car feature. But they also became the first husband and wife to crash each other out, tangling on the backstretch in the early going.

Race organizer Tony Barhorst designated the event a “Salute to Tony Stewart” in recognition of the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion’s devotion to short track racing. Stewart was on hand with his midget team and said he’s progressing well from his badly broken leg, suffered in an August sprint car crash. He said he’s confident he’ll be ready for the Daytona 500 in February.

And Peck? He expects to race USAC and POWRi midgets on dirt in 2014 as he continues on a path that he hopes will lead to Daytona or Indianapolis.

“I don’t even know what I was doing when I was 15,” the 59-year-old Fedorcak mused. “But I wasn’t racing.”

Matt Janisch won the accompanying winged outlaw modified midget feature after John Ivy dropped out with five laps to go. Tom Freschetta completed a weekend sweep in the non-winged dirt modified midgets – some consolation for his car owner, veteran driver Lou Cicconi Jr., who had to give up his own ride in one of Stewart’s midgets because of the flu.

Brandon Dunn captured three of the seven kart features, while Dustin Heath won two. Sheldon Oberle and Tayte Williamson bagged the others.

Zeb Wise, Evan Foster, Addison Lushin, Aaron Leffel, Chase Burda, Bryce Massingill and Nicole Cannon all won in quarter midgets.

16th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne

“Salute to Tony Stewart”

Friday, Dec. 27 and Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013│Memorial Coliseum Expo Center│Fort Wayne, Ind.

SATURDAY RESULTS

MIDGETS (National/Ford Focus/Kenyon)

Qualifications – 1. Brandon Knupp, 78k, Chambers-Purpus, 7.929 seconds; 2. Cooper Clouse, 14, Clouse, 8.048; 3. Bobby Santos, 1g, Gormly, 8.074; 4. Derek Bischak, 31, Bischak, 8.098; 5. David Gough, 6, Gough, 8.170; 6. Cory Setser, 24, Setser, 8.218; 7. Brian Gerster, 98, Burrow, 8.223; 8. Grant Galloway, 84, Galloway, 8.248; 9. Mike Fedorcak, 2, Stewart, 8.251; 10. Billy Hulbert, 88, Hulbert, 8.267; 11. Patrick Wilda, 22, Grskovic, 8.345; 12. Justin Peck, 5x, Clay, 8.353; 13. Joe Liguori, 67, Williams-Sexton, 8.356; 14. Jim Anderson, 99a, Guess, 8.363; 15. Russ Gamester, 46, Gamester, 8.403; 16. Austin Nemire, 19a, Nemire, 8.418; 17. Rich Corson, 15, Corson, 8.437; 18. Lynsey Liguori, 8up, Williams-Sexton, 8.462; 19. Rex Norris III, 63, Norris, 8.478; 20. Bobby East, 61, Kenyon, 8.506; 21. Mike Wallace, 10, Wallace, 8.526; 22. Chris Jagger Jr., 32, Jagger, 8.526; 23. Bryan Nuckles, 59, Nuckles, 8.538; 24. Nick Hamilton, 33, Hamilton, 8.547; 25. Austin Creamer, 49, Burrow, 8.584; 26. Kyle Hamilton, 41, Williams-Sexton, 8.610; 27. Dave Darland, 52, 3-K, 8.621; 28. Tyler Roahrig, 97, Stewart, 8.643; 29. Matt Westfall, 19, Ryder, 8.660; 30. Stratton Briggs, 2b, Briggs, 8.693; 31. Geoff Kaiser, 10, Moore, 8.700; 32. Basil Hicks, 01, Hicks, 8.730; 33. Isaac Chapple, 52c, Chapple, 8.739; 34. Jarett Andretti, 15k, Chambers-Knupp, 8.774; 35. Chris Jagger, 27, Jagger, 8.826; 36. Justin R. Lindemann, 07, Lindemann, 8.847; 37. Alex Malycke, 0, Malycke, 9.750; 38. Billy Wease, 99, Burrow, 10.765; 39. Russ Belt, 19, Belt, NT.

First heat (10 laps) – Wilda, Nemire, Setser, Knupp, Wallace, Kaiser, K. Hamilton, Lindemann.

Second heat (10 laps) – Peck, Darland, Hicks, Gerster, Malycke, Corson, Jagger Jr., Clouse.

Third heat (10 laps) – Galloway, L. Liguori, J. Liguori, Chapple, Roahrig, Wease, Santos, Nuckles.

Fourth heat (10 laps) – Norris, Fedorcak, Anderson, Bischak, Westfall, Andretti, N. Hamilton.

Fifth heat (10 laps) – Gamester, Hulbert, East, Jagger, Briggs, Joey Burrow (No. 49), Gough.

First semi-feature (12 laps) – Knupp, Bischak, Chapple, Jagger Jr., Gerster, Briggs, Lindemann, Burrow, K. Hamilton.

Second semi-feature (12 laps) – Clouse, J. Liguori, Kaiser, Jimmy McCune (No. 61), Corson, Gough, Nuckles, Kaiser, Roahrig.

Third semi-feature (12 laps) – Santos, Setser, Anderson, Westfall, Wease, N. Hamilton, Hicks, Jagger, Wallace.

Feature (50 laps) – Justin Peck, Mike Fedorcak, Grant Galloway, Billy Hulbert, Derek Bischak, Cooper Clouse, Cory Setser, Rex Norris III, Russ Gamester, Dave Darland, Isaac Chapple, Bobby Santos, Brandon Knupp, Patrick Wilda, Lynsey Liguori, Joe Liguori. Lap leaders: Peck 1-42, Gamester 43-48, Peck 49-50.

WINGED OUTLAW MODIFIED MIDGETS (600cc)

Qualifications – 1. Erick Rudolph, 22, Rudolph, 7.972 seconds; 2. John Ivy, 94, Henry, 8.047; 3. Larry Joe Sroufe, 21, Sroufe, 8.097; 4. Bill Dunham, 84, Dunham, 8.098; 5. Ginny Quinones, 20, Advanced Products, 8.114; 6. Chase Ridenour, 11r, Ridenour, 8.222; 7. Amanda Quinones, 007, Advanced Products, 8.299; 8. Trent Stephens, 19, Cicconi, 8.307; 9. Matt Janisch, 43, Janisch, 8.352; 10. Howard McCormack, 26, Sager, 8.357; 11. A.J. Lesiecki, 14, Lesiecki, 8.440; 12. Tyler Fitzpatrick, 57, Fitzpatrick, 8.474; 13. Tim Neal, 19, Dunigan, 8.534; 14. Jason Ormsby, 51, Ormsby, 8.539; 15. Cap Henry, 04, Henry, 8.663; 16. Mark Zumbrun, 35z, Zumbrun, 8.727; 17. Drew Dorsett, 29, Strausbaugh, 8.797; 18. Steve Myers, 86, Myers, 9.356.

First heat (10 laps) – McCormack, Rudolph, Dunham, Neal, Zumbrun.

Second heat (10 laps) – Ivy, Lesiecki, G. Quinones, Stephens, Ormsby, Dorsett.

Third heat (10 laps) – Janisch, Ridenour, Sroufe, Fitzpatrick, Myers.

Feature (30 laps) – Matt Janisch, Erick Rudolph, Howard McCormack, A.J. Lesiecki, Bill Dunham, Trent Stephens, Chase Ridenour, Tim Neal, Larry Joe Sroufe, Mark Zumbrun, Amanda Quinones, John Ivy, Drew Dorsett, Tyler Fitzpatrick, Ginny Quinones, Steve Myers, Jason Ormsby.

Lap leaders: McCormack 1-6, Janisch 7, Ivy 8-24, Janisch 25-30.

NON-WINGED DIRT MODIFIED MIDGETS (600cc)

Qualifications – 1. Tim Nye, 42, Nye, 8.588 seconds; 2. Spencer Bayston, 23, Bayston, 8.676; 3. Tom Fraschetta, 12, Cicconi, 8.693; 4. Tyler Ransbottom, 29, Allen-Coleman, 8.712; 5. Jason Ormsby, 51, Ormsby, 8.828; 6. Clay Sanders, 21, Sanders, 8.852; 7. Mike Fedorcak, 97, Olson, 8.877; 8. Joe Barker, 99, Barker, 8.902; 9. Daniel Robinson, 77, Robinson, 8.932; 10. Richard Smith, 12s, Smith, 8.969; 11. Billl Unglert, 5, 9.022; 12. Darek Snyder, 16w, Wheeler, 9.062; 13. Russ Gamester, 49, Gamester, 9.076; 14. Shawn Grace, 77x, Woods, 9.095; 15. Austin Creamer, 38a, Creamer, 9.115; 16. Jonathon Lesiecki, 24, Lesiecki, 9.136; 17. Blake Lamb, 69, Lamb, 9.193; 18. Kim Hughes, 6, Hughes, 9.304; 19. Shayne Riley, 57r, Riley, 9.310; 20. Jim Sipe, 2, Sipe, 9.319; 21. Dennis Veach, 1, Veach, 9.321; 22. Blane Culp, 21, Culp, 9.583; 23. Nick Richards, 23r, Chaudion, 10.036; 24. Kyle Pollock, 14, Chaudion, 10.713; 25. Gary Klein, 68, Klein, NT; 26. Ethan Foster, 48, Foster, NT; 27. Nick Eastin, 93, Eastin, NT; 28. Steve Myers, 88, Myers, NT; 29. Rob Schultz, Z10, NT.

First heat (10 laps) – Robinson, Nye, Eastin, Veach, Gamester, Lamb, Ormsby.

Second heat (10 laps) – Smith, Sanders, Culp, Bayston, Hughes, Grace.

Third heat (10 laps) – Creamer, Fedorcak, Fraschetta, Riley, Unglert, Richards.

Fourth heat (10 laps) – Snyder, Barker, Lesiecki, Pollock, Ransbottom.

Semi-feature (10 laps) – Bayston, Unglert, Gamester, Riley, Hughes, Veach, Pollock, Lamb, Grace, Ransbottom.

Feature (30 laps) – Tom Fraschetta, Shayne Riley, Spencer Bayston, Dennis Veach, Blane Culp, Richard Smith, Tim Nye, Clay Sanders, Mike Fedorcak, Jonathon Lesiecki, Blake Lamb, Jason Ormsby, Bill Unglert, Shawn Grace, Tyler Ransbottom, Russ Gamester. Lap leaders: Smith 1-9, Fraschetta 10-30

SENIOR HEAVY KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Jake Shelley, Preston Oberle, Matt Dimit, Zach Axlen, Ronnie Niehaus, Zack Loe.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Brandon Dunn, Mike Markle, Dustin Hammond, Cole Rhoton, Nick Chiapetta, Brock Wilson.

Third heat, round one (8 laps) – A.J. Roderick, Alleca Kerker, Justin Sondergrath, Josh McKnight, Brock Anderson, Cass Kemp.

First heat, round two (8 laps) – Axlen, Shelley, Dimit, Loe.

Second heat, round two (8 laps) – Dunn, Markle, Rhoton, Wilson.

Third heat, round two (8 laps) – Roderick, McKnight, Kerker, Anderson, Kemp, Sondergrath.

Semi-feature (8 laps) – Dimit, McKnight, Oberle, Sondergrath, Wilson, Rhoton, Loe, Niehaus, Anderson, Hammond, Kemp.

Feature (18 laps) – Brandon Dunn, Josh McKnight, Matt Dimit, Jake Shelley, Mike Markle, A.J. Roderick, Justin Sondergrath, Alleca Kerker, Preston Oberle, Zach Axlen, Brock Wilson, Cole Rhoton.

SENIOR MEDIUM KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Josh McKnight, Jake Shelley, Zach Wolff, Justin Sondergrath, Nate Randall, Mike Markle, Mark Click.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Zach Axlen, Dustin Hammond, Alleca Kerker, A.J. Roderick, Nick Chiapetta, Lance Mitchey, Geoff Kaiser, Kevin Dibble.

Third heat, round one (8 laps) – Brandon Dunn, Preston Oberle, Matt Randall, Michael Day, Ronnie Niehaus, Cass Kemp, Derek Lilly.

First heat, round two (8 laps) – Sondergrath, Shelley, Wolff, McKnight, Markle, N. Randall, Click.

Second heat, round two (8 laps) – Axlen, Roderick, Kerker, Hammond, Mitchey, Dibble, Kaiser, Chiapetta.

Third heat, round two (8 laps) – Dunn, M. Randall, Oberle, Day, Kemp, Lilly, Niehaus.

Semi-feature (8 laps) – Wolff, Roderick, Markle, N. Randall, Kemp, Dibble, Mitchey, M. Randall, Day, Click, Kaiser, Hammond.

Feature (18 laps) – Brandon Dunn, Zach Axlen, Jake Shelley, Josh McKnight, Matt Randall, A.J. Roderick, Zach Wolff, Justin Sondergrath, Nate Randall, Mike Markle, Preston Oberle, Alleca Kerker.

SENIOR CAGED KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Cole Rhoton, Michael Giachetti, Joe Warner, John Kline, Kyle Dager, Ron Vandermeir Jr.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Dan Bouc, Zack Myers, Dylan Woodling, Rick Dukes, Dave Polak, Kyle Kinney, Ryan Ball.

Third heat, round one (8 laps) – Kevin Wall Jr., Steve Berlin, Aric Vandermeir, Steven Webb, Shanon Chiddister, John Ventrollo, Brandon Schnittke.

Fourth heat, round one (8 laps) – Sam Longanbach, Ty Conrad, Ryan Moran, Breanna Deckard, Chris Neuenschwander, Branson Dils.

Fifth heat, round one (8 laps) – Cameron Deckard, Michael Ernsberger, A.J. Geren, Mike Villena, Anthony Myers, Dustin Gumley.

Sixth heat, round one (8 laps) – Brandon Dunn, Cole Roberson, Brian Barnett, Nathan Myers, Wayne Huffman, John H. Miller.

First heat, round two (8 laps) – Giachetti, Warner, Vandermeir Jr., Rhoton, Dager, Kline.

Second heat, round two (8 laps) – Bouc, Myers, Dukes, Woodling, Polak, Kinney, Ball.

Third heat, round two (8 laps) –Wall, Berlin, Vandermeir, Chiddister, Schnittke, Ventrollo, Webb.

Fourth heat, round two (8 laps) – Longanbach, Dils, Moran, B. Deckard, Neuenschwander, Conrad.

Fifth heat, round two (8 laps) – Gumley, Ernsberger, C. Deckard, A. Myers, Villena, Geren.

Sixth heat, round two (8 laps) – Dunn, Roberson, Barnett, Miller, N. Myers, Huffman.

First semi-feature (8 laps) – Rhoton, Dils, Villena, Ball, Huffman, Barnett, Ventrello, N. Myers, Gumley, Miller.

Second semi-feature (8 laps) – Warner, Dukes, Moran, Schnittke, Henry, Chiddister, Conrad, Webb, Geren.

Third semi-feature (8 laps) – Woodling, B. Deckard, A. Myers, Kinney, Dager, Kline, A. Vandermeir, Vandermeir Jr.

Feature (18 laps) – Brandon Dunn, Dan Bouc, Sam Longanbach, Zack Myers, Michael Giachetti, Branson Dills, Kevin Wall Jr., Rick Dukes, Michael Ernsberger, Cameron Deckard, Joe Warner, Cole Roberson.

JUNIOR HEAVY KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Kobe Allison, Sheldon Oberle, Ashley Kaye Marqueling, Justin Lewis, Andy Ward, Hannah Galitz, Amanda Bohn.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Joey Pendergrass, Myles Morrolf, Dylan Anderson, Gene Gregoric III, Sam Weaver, Gage Etgen, Noah Henderson.

First heat, round two (8 laps) – Allison, Oberle, Lewis, Marqueling, Galitz, Ward, Bohn.

Second heat, round two (8 laps) – Pendergrass, Morrolf, Weaver, Anderson, Etgen, Gregoric, Henderson.

Feature (18 laps) – Sheldon Oberle, Sam Weaver, Kobe Allison, Dylan Anderson, Gage Etgen, Joey Pendergrass, Andy Ward, Hannah Galitz, Gene Gregoric III, Amanda Bohn, Ashley Kaye Marqueling, Justin Lewis, Noah Anderson, Myles Morrolf.

JUNIOR CAGED KARTS

Heat, round one (8 laps) – Tayte Williamson, Breiden Mooney, Harrison Hadley, Andrew Castelucci, Taylor Dietsch, Aaron Mulrooney Jr., Owen Houpt, Korbyn Hayslett, Gene Gregoric III, Paige Rogers, Madison Bland, Jakeb Boxell.

Heat, round two (8 laps) –Williamson, Mooney, Hadley, Houpt, Castelucci, Mulrooney, Dietsch, Hayslett, Gregoric, Rogers, Bland, Boxell.

Feature (18 laps) – Tayte Williamson, Korbyn Hayslett, Gene Gregoric III, Harrison Hadley, Owen Houpt, Breiden Mooney, Paige Rogers, Andrew Castelucci, Jakeb Boxell, Madison Bland, Aaron Mulrooney Jr., Taylor Dietsch.

HEAVY CLONE KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Jake Shelley, Tylar Rankin, Cody Jarrett, Kyle DeKnight, Shawn Kluck, Darrin Hurley, Josh Morton.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Charlie Schultz, Cole Jansen, Jacob Daugherty, Connor Lund, Tim Ice, Jason Hamilton, Owen Calderwood.

Third heat, round one (8 laps) – Dustin Heath, Ryan Moran, Matt Hall, Dustin Lundgren, John H. Miller, Kyle Mills, Garrett Gosnell.

First heat, round two (8 laps) – Shelley, Rankin, Morton, DeKnight, Jarrett, Kluck, Hurley.

Second heat, round two (8 laps) – Jansen, Schultz, Ice, Calderwood, Lund, Daugherty, Hamilton.

Third heat, round two (8 laps) – Heath, Lundgren, Moran, Miller, Hall, Mills, Gosnell.

Semi-feature (8 laps) – Hall, Ice, Lund, Woodbury, Kluck, Mills, Miller, Daugherty, DeKnight, Calderwood, Hurley, Gosnell.

Feature (18 laps) – Dustin Heath, Dustin Lundgren, Jake Shelley, Cole Jansen, Ryan Moran, Charlie Schultz, Damon Woodbury, Matt Hall, Tim Ice, Cody Jarrett, Connor Lund, Tylar Rankin.

LIGHT CLONE KARTS

First heat, round one (8 laps) – Derek Hammond, Cole Jansen, Jacob Daugherty, Josh Morton, Kevin Mingus, Shawn Kluck.

Second heat, round one (8 laps) – Dustin Heath, Branson Dils, Charlie Schultz, Casey Nash, Connor Lund, Alex Watson, Tyler Kalb.

Third heat, round one (8 laps) – Dustin Lundgren, Ryan Moran, Matt Browning, Dustin Vandermeir, Tim Ice, Dylan Kinney, Bill Booher.

First heat, round two (8 laps) – Jansen, Hammond, Kluck, Mingus, Morton, Daugherty.

Second heat, round two (8 laps) – Heath, Schultz, Dils, Lund, Watson, Nash, Kalb.

Third heat, round two (8 laps) – Moran, Lundgren, Vandermeir, Browning, Ice, Kinney.

Semi-feature (8 laps) – Vandermeir, Woodbury, Lund, Ice, Alex Watson, Kluck, Kinney, Mingus, Nash.

Feature (18 laps) – Dustin Heath, Dustin Lundgren, Ryan Moran, Branson Dils, Charlie Schultz, Tim Ice, Cole Jansen, Connor Lund, Dustin Vandermeir, Derek Hammond, Matt Browning, Josh Morton.

ANIMAL QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat, round one (8 laps) – Lexi Pohlman, Aaron Leffel, Zeb Wise, Addison Lushin, Bennett Lushin, Jacob Taylor, Owen Foster, Chase Burda.

Heat, round two (8 laps) – A. Lushin, Leffel, Wise, B. Lushin, Taylor, Burda, Pohlman, Foster.

Feature (18 laps) – Zeb Wise, Aaron Leffel, Bennett Lushin, Chase Burda, Addison Lushin, Jacob Taylor, Owen Foster, Lexi Pohlman.

HEAVY 160 QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat, round one (8 laps) – Bennett Lushin, Starla Parsons, Evan Foster, Ben Taylor, Will Edwards, Jonathon Lesiecki.

Heat, round two (8 laps) – Lushin, Foster, Parsons, Edwards, Lesiecki, Taylor.

Feature (18 laps) – Evan Foster, Bennett Lushin, Will Edwards, Starla Parsons, Ben Taylor, Jonathon Lesiecki.

LIGHT 160 QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat, round one (8 laps) – Addison Lushin, Zeb Wise, Jackson Lee, Caden Hoyt, Trey Osborne, Dylan Norris, Emerson Axsom, Michael Clancy, Chase Burda.

Heat, round two (8 laps) – Lushin, Clancy, Hoyt, Wise, Norris, Burda, Osborne, Axsom, Darling, Lee.

Feature (18 laps) – Addison Lushin, Chase Burda, Jackson Lee, Caden Hoyt, Emerson Axsom, Zeb Wise, Michael Clancy, Trey Osborne, Dylan Norris, Steve Darling.

HEAVY HONDA QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat, round one (8 laps) – Aaron Leffel, Bennett Lushin, Daylan Karnes, Starla Parsons, Lexi Pohlman, Jonathon Lesiecki, Nicole Cannon.

Heat, round two (8 laps) – Lushin, Pohlman, Lesiecki, Leffel, Parsons, Karnes, Cannon.

Feature (18 laps) – Aaron Leffel, Bennett Lushin, Daylan Karnes, Lexi Pohlman, Starla Parsons, Jonathon Lesiecki, Cindy Chambers.

SENIOR HONDA QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat, round one (8 laps) – Dylan Norris, Addison Lushin, Caden Hoyt, Jackson Lee, Jacob Denney, Emerson Axsom, John Darling, Chase Burda, Taylor Nibert.

Heat, round two (8 laps) – Hoyt, Burda, Lushin, Axsom, Lee, Denney, Darling, Norris, Nibert.

Feature (18 laps) – Chase Burda, Jackson Lee, Caden Hoyt, Dylan Norris, Addison Lushin, John Darling, Taylor Nibert, Emerson Axsom.

JUNIOR HONDA QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat, round one (8 laps) – Koulten Herbert, Riley Emig, Bryce Massingill, Dawson Knaul, Parker Leek.

Heat, round two (8 laps) – Massingill, Herbert, Emig, Knaul, Leek.

Feature (18 laps) – Bryce Massingill, Riley Emig, Dawson Knaul, Koulten Herbert, Parker Leek.

NOVICE QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat, round one (8 laps) – Christopher Schisler, Nicole Cannon, Bobby Schisler.

Heat, round two (8 laps) – C. Schisler, B. Schisler, Cannon.

Feature (18 laps) – Nicole Cannon, Christopher Schisler, Bobby Schisler.

 

 

 

16th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne

Friday, Dec. 27 and Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013?Memorial Coliseum Expo Center?Fort Wayne, Ind.

Russ Gamester was virtually unchallenged in winning Friday’s 50-lap midget feature in the Rumble in Fort Wayne. He joins Mike Fedorcak as the only drivers to win both at the old Coliseum track and at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center. Photo by Chris Seelman.

Veteran Russ Gamester (left), joined in victory lane by promoter Tony Barhorst, became the oldest Rumble in Fort Wayne winner with his victory in Friday’s 50-lap midget feature at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center. Photo by Chris Seelman.

16th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne

Friday, Dec. 27 and Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013│Memorial Coliseum Expo Center│Fort Wayne, Ind.

FRIDAY STORY

Gamester rolls back clock with ‘Rumble’ victory

By RON WARE

Classic Motorsports

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Twenty-four years ago, when he won at the old Memorial Coliseum and went on to capture the USAC national midget championship, Russ Gamester was a man on the move.

These days, the veteran from Peru, Ind., competes mostly for personal satisfaction, knowing his childhood dream of reaching the Indianapolis 500 never will happen.

Not that he’s ever slowed down enough to complain.

Gamester, less than two weeks shy of his 49th birthday, overpowered the field in capturing the 50-lap midget feature Friday on the opening night of the 16th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center.

Charging from the seventh starting position on the tight, 1/6-mile indoor track, he grabbed the lead from pole-sitter Joe Liguori on lap 16, then easily pulled away from Grant Galloway after a restart with two laps to go. Liguori settled for third, with Billy Wease and Matt Westfall completing the top five in a race that took just 11 minutes to complete.

“I am up in my age,” admitted Gamester, who broke Mike Fedorcak’s record as the oldest Rumble in Fort Wayne winner by about 11 months. “I’m looking at (racing) a couple more years, probably. That’s about all for me, anyway.

“That makes this real special.”

Gamester, from Peru, Ind., joined Fedorcak as the only drivers to win at both the Coliseum (which hosted midgets from 1953-89) and the Expo Center. Liguori was all of 3 years old – and Galloway wasn’t yet born – when Gamester won at the Coliseum in 1989, catapulting him to the national championship.

Back then, Gamester’s future seemed limitless. He finished second in midget points a year later to a kid named Jeff Gordon, then was runner-up to Ryan Newman for the USAC Silver Crown title in 1999.

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart – still on the mend from a broken right leg suffered in August – made a point of congratulating Gamester. Stewart has won a record nine times at Fort Wayne.

“I wish Tony was out there (racing),” Gamester said. “That’s my only disappointment. You wanna beat the best. After the race, he said, ‘You’re just hooked up.’ That meant a lot.

“It’s nice for him to come out here and support this. He’s a great racer and a true friend. You couldn’t ask for a truer racer.”

Galloway felt fortunate just to make the feature after his left rear brake exploded in practice.

“I can’t thank my team enough,” the 19-year-old from Lakeville, Ind., said. “Before the heat race, my rear rotor was in pieces. They put it together in five minutes. Crazy, isn’t it?”

Liguori, driving a dirt car that he plans to take to next month’s Chili Bowl, had few complaints, either.

“Nobody was going to beat (Gamester),” he said. “He was in his own time zone.”

Gamester did it in a family-owned car – built by the late Grant King and powered by a Volkswagen engine -- that dates to 1977. His emotions spilled over in victory lane as he recalled how it was the last midget purchased by his late grandparents, who got the family started in racing. His brother, George, is his longtime mechanic.

“This just means an awful lot,” Gamester said.

East Coast drivers Erick Rudolph and Tom Fraschetta also posted impressive victories in 600cc midgets.

Rudolph, from Ransomville, N.Y., claimed a winged outlaw modified midget feature for the second year in a row, while Fraschetta, from King of Prussia, Pa., won the new non-winged dirt modified midget division in his Fort Wayne debut.

Preston Oberle, Zach Axlen, A.J. Geren, Kobe Allison, Gene Gregoric III, Ryan Moran and Dustin Lundgren all won kart features, while Zeb Wise won twice in quarter midgets. Also scoring quarter midgets wins were Bennett Lushin, Daylan Karnes, Jackson Lee, Koulten Herbert and Nicole Cannon.

Starter Tom Hansing escaped serious injury when Nick Hamilton’s midget flew into the fencing near the flagman’s stand at the start of the fifth midget heat race.

Hansing, also a starter for the IndyCar Series and United States Auto Club, suffered bruised ribs and was transported to Lutheran Hospital as a precaution, race organizer Tony Barhorst said. He was awake and alert when removed on a stretcher.

The Rumble wraps up on Saturday with another full program. Spectator gates open at 11 a.m., with the main portion of the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.

 

FRIDAY RESULTS

MIDGETS (National/Ford Focus/Kenyon)

Qualifications – 1. Cooper Clouse, 14, Clouse, 7.820 seconds; 2. Derek Bischak, 31, Bischak, 7.959; 3. Billy Wease, 99, Burrow, 7.967; 4. Russ Gamester, 46, Gamester, 8.016; 5. Chris Jagger Jr., 32, Jagger, 8.090; 6. Bobby Santos, 1g, Gormly, 8.178; 7. Justin Peck, 5x, Clay, 8.178; 8. Lou Cicconi Jr., 2, Stewart, 8.189; 9. Geoff Kaiser, 10, Moore, 8.210; 10. Grant Galloway, 84, Grant, 8.279; 11. Matt Westfall, 19, Ryder, 8.330; 12. Austin Nemire, 19a, 8.346; 13. Bobby East, 61, Kenyon, 8.353; 14. David Gough, 6, Gough, 8.357; 15. Bryan Nuckles, 59, Nuckles, 8.363; 16. Chris Jagger, 27, Jagger, 8.365; 17. Joe Ligouri, 67, Williams-Sexton, 8.369; 18. Jim Anderson, 99a, Guess, 8.401; 19. Rex Norris, 63, Norris, 8.406; 20. Isaac Chapple, 52c, Chapple, 8.408; 21. Lynsey Ligouri, 8up, Williams-Sexton, 8.422; 22. Billy Hulbert, 88, Hulbert, 8.449; 23. Brian Gerster, 98, Burrow, 8.450; 24. Kyle Hamilton, 41, Williams-Sexton, 8.466; 25. Patrick Wilda, 22, Grskovic, 8.475; 26. Dave Darland, 52, 3-K, 8.483; 27. Jarett Andretti, 15k, Chambers-Knupp, 8.539; 28. Russ Belt, 19, Belt, 8.561; 29. Joey Burrow, 49, Burrow, 8.639; 30. Nick Hamilton, 33, Hamilton, 8.643; 31. Basil Hicks, 01, Hicks, 8.820; 32. Stratton Briggs, 2b, Briggs, 8.890; 33. Mike Fedorcak, 97, Stewart, 9.047; 34. Cory Setser, 24, Setser, 9.590; 35. Alex Malycke, 0, Malycke, 9.956; 36. Taylor Jagger, 97j, Jagger, 11.239; 37. Justin R. Lindemann, 07, Lindemann, 11.424; 38. Steve Myers, 20m, Myers, NT; 39. Rich Corson, 15, Corson, NT; 40. Brandon Knupp, 78k, Chambers-Purpus, NT; 41. Mike Wallace, 10, Wallace, NT.

First heat (10 laps) – Westfall, Santos, Darland, L. Liguori, Hicks, Clouse, C. Jagger, T. Jagger.

Second heat (10 laps) – Nemire, J. Ligouri, Bischak, Peck, Hulbert, Andretti, Briggs, Lindemann.

Third heat (10 laps) – Wease, Anderson, Gerster, East, Knupp, Belt, Cicconi.

Fourth heat (10 laps) – Gamester, Norris, Kaiser, K. Hamilton, Setser, Burrow, Gough.

Fifth heat (10 laps) – Galloway, Nuckles, Wilda, Chapple, C. Jagger Jr., N. Hamilton, Malycke, Corson.

First semi-feature (10 laps) – Clouse, Peck, Gerster, East, Darland, Knupp, Briggs, Malycke.

Second semi-feature (10 laps) – Bischak, Cicconi, L. Liguori, K. Hamilton, Andretti, T. Jagger, Gough, N. Hamilton, Fedorcak.

Third semi-feature (10 laps) – Kaiser, C. Jagger, Setser, Hulbert, Lindemann, Hicks, Wilda, C. Jagger Jr., Wallace.

Feature (50 laps) – Russ Gamester, Grant Galloway, Joe Liguori, Billy Wease, Matt Westfall, Austin Nemire, Cooper Clouse, Geoff Kaiser, Jim Anderson, Derek Bischak, Rex Norris III, Chris Jagger, Lou Cicconi Jr., Bryan Nuckles, Bobby Santos, Justin Peck. Lap leaders: Liguori 1-15, Gamester 16-50.

WINGED OUTLAW MODIFIED MIDGETS (600cc)

Qualifications – 1. Erick Rudolph, 22, Rudolph, 7.887 seconds; 2. John Ivy, 94, Henry, 7.950; 3. Chase Ridenour, 11r, Ridenour, 8.079; 4. Cap Henry, 04, Henry, 8.098; 5. Trent Stephens, 19, Cicconi, 8.102; 6. Ben Quinones, 20, Advanced Products, 8.191; 7. Drew Dorsett, 11b, 8.192; 8. Howard McCormick, 26, Sager, 8.303; 9. Tim Neal, 19, Dunigan, 8.322; 10. Matt Janisch, 43, Janisch, 8.336; 11. Tyler Fitzpatrick, 57, Fitzpatrick, 8.420; 12. A.J. Lesiecki, 14, Lesiecki, 8.432; 13. Amanda Quinones, 007, Advanced Products, 8.435; 14. Mark Zumbrun, 35z, Zumbrun, 8.445; 15. Larry Joe Sroufe, 21, Sroufe, 8.448; 16. Jason Ormsby, 51, Ormsby, 8.495; 17. Bill Dunham, 84, Dunham, 8.506; 18. Butch Hamilton, 1h, Hamilton, 9.078; 19. Steve Myers, 86, Myers; 20. Rusty Strausbaugh, 29, Strausbaugh, NT.

First heat (10 laps) – Janish, Rudolph, Dorsett, Henry, A. Quinones, Ormsby, Myers.

Second heat (10 laps) – McCormick, Stephens, Ivy, Fitzpatrick, Dunham, Zumbrun.

Third heat (10 laps) – Lesiecki, Neal, Ridenour, Sroufe, B. Quinones, Hamilton.

Semi-feature (10 laps) – B. Quinones, A. Quinones, Zumbrun, Dunham, Ormsby, Myers.

Feature (30 laps) – Erick Rudolph, John Ivy, Trent Stephens, Tim Neal, Chase Ridenour, Howard McCormick, Ben Quinones, Bill Dunham, Mark Zumbrun, A.J. Lesiecki, Larry Joe Sroufe, Amanda Quinones, Cap Henry, Matt Janisch, Tyler Fitzpatrick, Drew Dorsett. Lap leaders: Neal 1-13, Rudolph 14-30.

NON-WINGED DIRT MODIFIED MIDGETS (600cc)

Qualifications – 1. Blane Culp, 21, Culp, 8.328; 2. Tim Nye, 42, Nye, 8.432; 3. Clay Sanders, 21, Sanders, 8.524; 4. Mike Fedorcak, 97, Olson, 8.573; 5. Joe Barker, 99, Barker, 8.621; 6. Tom Fraschetta, 12, Cicconi, 8.655; 7. Russ Gamester, 49, Gamester, 8.669; 8. Jason Ormsby, 51, Ormsby, 8.672; 9. Daniel Robinson, 77, Robinson, 8.728; 10. Jonathon Lesiecki, 24, Lesiecki, 8.761; 11. Richard Smith, 12s, Smith, 8.825; 12. Bill Unglert, 5, McClure, 8.842; 13. Spencer Bayston, 23, Bayston, 8.874; 14. Jim Sipe, 2, Sipe, 8.886; 15. Tyler Ransbottom, 29, Allen-Coleman, 8.894; 16. Dennis Veach, 1, Veach, 8.899; 17. Darek Snyder, 16w, Wheeler, 8.999; 18. Kim Hughes, 6, Hughes, 9.123; 19. Austin Creamer, 38a, Creamer, 9.334; 20. Blake Lamb, 69, Lamb, 9.337; 21. Shayne Riley, 57r, Riley, 9.460; 22. Nick Eastin, 93, Eastin, 9.530; 23. Shawn Grace, 77x, Woods, 9.782; 24. Nick Richards, 23r, Chaudion, 9.820; 25. Kyle Pollock, 14, Chaudion, 11.052; 26. Steve Myers, 88, Myers, NT; 27. Ethan Foster, 48, Foster, NT; 28. Gary Klein, 68, Klein, NT.

First heat (10 laps) – Bayston, Culp, Riley, Robinson, Snyder, Barker, Pollock.

Second heat (10 laps) – Fraschetta, Lesiecki, Nye, Sipe, Hughes, Eastin.

Third heat (10 laps) – Smith, Gamester, Sanders, Ransbottom, Creamer, Grace.

Fourth heat (10 laps) – Fedorcak, Lamb, Unglert, Veach, Richards.

First semi-feature (10 laps) – Robinson, Ransbottom, Barker, Snyder, Grace.

Second semi-feature (10 laps) – Ormsby, Veach, Hughes, Eastin, Sipe.

Feature (30 laps) – Tom Fraschetta, Shayne Riley, Spencer Bayston, Dennis Veach, Blane Culp, Richard Smith, Tim Nye, Clay Sanders, Mike Fedorcak, Jonathon Lesiecki, Blake Lamb, Jason Ormsby, Bill Unglert, Daniel Robinson, Tyler Ransbottom, Russ Gamester. Lap leaders: Smith 1-9, Fraschetta 10-30.

SENIOR HEAVY KARTS

Fast qualifier – Jake Shelley, 8.095 seconds.

First heat (8 laps) – Jake Shelley, Mike Markle, Matt Dimit, Zach Axlen, Alleca Kerker, Justin Sondergrath, Nick Chiapetta, Ronnie Niehaus, Cole Rhoton.

Second heat (8 laps) – Preston Oberle, Brandon Dunn, A.J. Roderick, Dustin Hammond, Josh McKnight, Zack Loe, Brock Anderson, Brock Wilson, Cass Kemp.

Semi-feature (8 laps) – Kerker, Anderson, Loe, Sondergrath, Rhoton, Niehaus, Kemp.

Feature (18 laps) – Preston Oberle, Brandon Dunn, Jake Shelley, Zach Axlen, Mike Markle, Alleca Kerker, A.J. Roderick, Matt Dimit, Justin Sondergrath, Brock Anderson, Dustin Hammond, Zack Loe.

SENIOR MEDIUM KARTS

Fast qualifier – Zach Axlen, 7.977 seconds.

First heat (8 laps) – Zach Axlen, A.J. Roderick, Josh McKnight, Ronnie Niehaus, Nick Chiapetta, Kevin Dibble, Cass Kemp.

Second heat (8 laps) – Mike Markle, Brandon Dunn, Justin Sondergrath, Alleca Kerker, Dustin Hammond, Derek Lilly, Michael Day.

Third heat (8 laps) – Jake Shelley, Matt Randall, Nate Randall, Preston Oberle, Zach Wolff, Lance Mitchey, Brock Wilson.

First semi-feature (8 laps) – McKnight, Hammond, Wilson, N. Randall, Dibble, Click, Day, Chiapetta.

Second semi-feature (8 laps) – Oberle, Kerker, Wolff, Niehaus, Mitchey, Kemp, Lilly, Sondergrath.

Feature (18 laps) – Zach Axlen, Mike Markle, Jake Shelley, Preston Oberle, Josh McKnight, A.J. Roderick, Dustin Hammond, Alleca Kerker, Brock Wilson, Zach Wolff, Matt Randall, Brandon Dunn.

SENIOR CAGED KARTS

Fast qualifier – Brandon Dunn, 8.503 seconds.

First heat (8 laps) – Brandon Dunn, Sam Longanbach, Breanna Deckard, John H. Miller, Ron Vandermeir Jr., Joe Warner, John Kline, Brandon Schnittke.

Second heat (8 laps) – Zack Myers, John Ventrello, Cole Rhoton, Dave Polak, Ty Conrad, Kyle Dager, Brian Barnett.

Third heat (8 laps) – Dylan Woodling, A.J. Geren, Michael Giachetti, Kyle Henry, Aric Vandermeir, Nathan Myers, Kyle Kinney, Dustin Gumley.

Fourth heat (8 laps) – Dan Bouc, Ryan Moran, Rick Dukes, Brad Schieber, Ryan Ball, Anthony Myers, Mike Villena, Wayne Huffman.

Fifth heat (8 laps) – Cameron Deckard, Cole Roberson, Shanon Chiddister, Kevin Wall Jr., Steve Berlin, Steven Webb, Michael Ernsberger.

First semi-feature (8 laps) – Schieber, Henry, Ernsberger, Barnett, Chiddister, Villena, Berlin, Dager, Schnittke.

Second semi-feature (8 laps) – Wall, Vandermeir Jr., N. Myers, A. Vandermeir, Ball, Warner, Huffman, Kline, Conrad, Webb.

Third semi-feature (8 laps) – Gumley, Rhoton, Dils, Deckard, Giachetti, A. Myers, Miller.

Feature (18 laps) – A.J. Geren, Dan Bouc, Zack Myers, Cameron Deckard, Brandon Dunn, Cole Roberson, John Ventrello, Kevin Wall Jr., Sam Longanbach, Kyle Henry, Vandermeir Jr., Dylan Woodling, Ryan Moran, Brad Schieber.

JUNIOR HEAVY KARTS

Fast qualifier – Justin Lewis, 8.393 seconds.

First heat (8 laps) – Justin Lewis, Gene Gregoric III, Kobe Allison, Sheldon Oberle, Ashley Kaye Marqueling, Myles Morrolf, Noah Henderson.

Second heat (8 laps) – Joey Pendergrass, Dylan Anderson, Sam Weaver, Gage Etgen, Hannah Galitz, Amanda Bohn, Kaitlin Randall.

Feature (18 laps) – Kobe Allison, Joey Pendergrass, Dylan Anderson, Gene Gregoric III, Gage Etgen, Sheldon Oberle, Ashley Kaye Marqueling, Sam Weaver, Justin Lewis, Hannah Galitz, Amanda Bohn, Kaitlin Randall, Noah Henderson, Myles Morrolf.

JUNIOR CAGED KARTS

Fast qualifier – Tayte Williamson, 8.765 seconds.

First heat (8 laps) – Gene Gregoric II, Breiden Mooney, Jakeb Boxell, Paige Rogers, Tayte Williamson, Aaron Mulrooney Jr.

Second heat (8 laps) – Korbyn Hayslett, Harrison Hadley, Owen Houpt, Andrew Castelucci, Kyler Bowlby, Madison Bland.

Feature (18 laps) – Gene Gregoric III, Tayte Williamson, Harrison Hadley, Andrew Castelucci, Paige Rogers, Aaron Mulrooney Jr., Kyler Bowlby, Jakeb Boxell, Madison Bland, Owen Houpt, Korbyn Hayslett, Breiden Mooney.

HEAVY CLONE KARTS

Fast qualifier – Jake Shelley, 8.013 seconds.

First heat (8 laps) – Jake Shelley, Damon Woodbury, Tylar Rankin, John H. Miller, Kyle DeKnight, D.J. Foos, Kyle Mills.

Second heat (8 laps) – Ryan Moran, Jacob Daugherty, Dustin Lundgren, Matt Hall, Jason Hamilton, Connor Lund.

Third heat (8 laps) – Zach Axlen, Tim Ice, Charlie Schultz, Owen Calderwood, Garrett Gosnell, Darrin Hurley.

Semi-feature (8 laps) – Schultz, Hall, Lundgren, Rankin, Foos, Calderwood, Hamilton, Lund, Gosnell, DeKnight, Miller, Hurley, Mills.

Feature (18 laps) – Ryan Moran, Zach Axlen, Dustin Lundgren, Charlie Schultz, Matt Hall, D.J. Foos, Tim Ice, Owen Calderwood, Damon Woodbury, Tylar Rankin, Jacob Daugherty, Jake Shelley.

LIGHT CLONE KARTS

Fast qualifier – Ryan Moran, 8.197 seconds.

First heat (8 laps) – Ryan Moran, Charlie Schultz, Casey Nash, Jacob Daugherty, D.J. Foos, Tim Ice, Matt Browning, Connor Lund, Dylan Kinney.

Second heat (8 laps) – Derek Hammond, Cole Jansen, A.J. Lesiecki, Dustin Lundgren, Dustin Vandermeir, Branson Dils, Kevin Mingus, Damon Woodbury.

Semi-feature (8 laps) – Dils, Ice, Woodbury, Browning, Foos, Lund, Kinney, Vandermeir.

Feature (18 laps) – Dustin Lundgren, Branson Dils, Ryan Moran, Charlie Schultz, Derek Hammond, Cole Jansen, Tim Ice, A.J. Lesiecki, Jacob Daugherty, Damon Woodbury, Matt Browning, Casey Nash.

ANIMAL QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat (8 laps) – Zeb Wise, Bennett Lushin, Lexi Pohlman, Addison Lushin, Aaron Leffel, Jacob Taylor, Chase Burda, Owen Foster.

Feature (18 laps) – Zeb Wise, Aaron Leffel, Jacob Taylor, Owen Foster, Bennett Lushin, Addison Lushin, Chase Burda, Lexi Pohlman.

HEAVY 160 QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat (8 laps) – Bennett Lushin, Evan Foster, Starla Parsons, Ben Taylor, Jonathon Lesiecki, Will Edwards.

Feature (18 laps) – Bennett Lushin, Evan Foster, Starla Parsons, Jonathon Lesiecki, Ben Taylor, Will Edwards.

LIGHT 160 QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat (8 laps) – Jackson Lee, Zeb Wise, Caden Hoyt, Addison Lushin, Chase Burda, Emerson Axsom, Trey Osborne, Michael Clancy, Dylan Norris, Steve Darling.

Feature (18 laps) – Zeb Wise, Jackson Lee, Caden Hoyt, Michael Clancy, Trey Osborne, Dylan Norris, Emerson Axsom, Chase Burda, Steve Darling, Addison Lushin.

HEAVY HONDA QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat (8 laps) – Daylan Karnes, Aaron Leffel, Bennett Lushin, Lexi Pohlman, Starla Parsons, Jonathon Lesiecki, Cindy Chambers, Will Edwards.

Feature (18 laps) – Daylan Karnes, Bennett Lushin, Aaron Leffel, Jonathon Lesiecki, Lexi Pohlman, Starla Parsons, Cindy Chambers, Will Edwards.

SENIOR HONDA QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat (8 laps) – Chase Burda, Caden Hoyt, Emerson Axsom, Addison Lushin, Jackson Lee, Dylan Norris, Jacob Denney, Taylor Nibert, Steve Darling.

Feature (18 laps) – Jackson Lee, Addison Lushin, Emerson Axsom, Caden Hoyt, Chase Burda, Jacob Denney, Dylan Norris, Taylor Nibert, Steve Darling.

JUNIOR HONDA QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat (8 laps) – Noah Dininger, Koulten Herbert, Riley Emig, Dawson Knaul, Parker Leek.

Feature (18 laps) – Koulten Herbert, Riley Emig, Noah Dininger, Dawson Knaul, Parker Leek.

NOVICE QUARTER MIDGETS

Heat (8 laps) – Christopher Schisler, Nicole Cannon, Bobby Schisler.

Feature (18 laps) – Nicole Cannon, Bobby Schisler, Christopher Schisler.

 

Ely locks in 3

Nyora Speedbowl celebrated Christmas with a great crowd, fine weather and the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series last night whilst SA22 Chad Ely locked in his third Feature win.

ACT15 Harley Bishop and SA22 Chad Ely lined up on the front row of the A Lap 1 was marred by a yellow light after Bishop got the lead in the opening lap. Unfortunately Bishop was relegated to the rear and from then on Ely showed his dominance till the chequer was dropped.

Making a return to racing after a season out was Mark Weaver’s in the NT17. After sitting a season out Weaver was obviously comfortable in his new car and managed to hold off ACT49 Matthew Reed’s as he challenged Weaver lap after lap. Reed tried high and low but Weaver wouldn’t let himself be out manoeuvred and came home in third.

Young Zac Farrer in the V99 Maxim showed impressive skill holding on the P4 with USA60 Geoff Ensign challenge him lap after lap. Farrer with his best result for the season was elated with 4th place.

SA83 Shannon Barry also had a very impressive night locking in Quick Time, a heat win and running up into P3 in the early stages of the A. Unfortunately for Barry he was involved in an incident with V15 Bill Fraser brining on the yellows. Barry having to start again from the rear whilst it was the end of the night for Fraser. At the Drivers meeting at the start of the night Barry won the IDIGIT $100 Lucky Draw for his 3rd time in a row. With the IDIGIT proprietor Brett Milburn also competing on the night Barry has a chance to thank him personally for his sponsorship. Milburn just recently purchasing a 360 didn’t have a night he would prefer to remember losing a drive line in his heat and having an issued with the oil line in the B Main.

Heat Wins: Barry, McCullagh, Reed, Farrer, Chris Solomon, Harley Bishop,

A Main – SA22 Chad Ely, NT17 Mark Weaver, ACT49 Matt Reed, V99 Zac Farrer, USA60 Geoff Ensign, V4 Phil Lock, V74 Michael Cunningham, V11 Brad Foster, ACT15 Harley Bishop, SA83 Shannon Barry, V85 Colin Lincoln, V64 David Aldersley, V90 Corey McCullagh, SA18 Jed Bell, V83 Chris Solomon,V15 Bill Fraser –DNF, ACT26 Tony Moule -DNF

Contingency Awards: Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s - Michael Cunningham Bar Up 8 - Brad Foster Hoosier Hero - Chad Ely Oval Express Magazine Quick Time - Shannon Barry Fire Service Plus Hot Arse - Jed Bell IDIGIT Luck Draw - Shannon Barry QT Hard Charger - tie – Brad Foster & Geoff Ensign Ronnies 50 - Chris Solomon

Also awarded for Feature wins over the past weeks in their respective Quarter Midgets were Haley Butler and Jaiden Lock. Both proud crew members on the night with Haley spannering on the ACT15 Harley Bishop car and Jaiden Lock on his Uncle Phil Lock’s V4.

 

 

Danny Martin Wins Race and Points Champion 2013

Eagle Jet / Top Gun Sprints

Hendry County Motorsports Park, December 14, 2013

Weld Racing Heat #1

1) 24 Danny Martin (Sarasota, FL)

2) 1 Tim George (Venice, FL)

3) 52 Shane Kreidler (Jupiter, FL)

4) 9 Billy Boyd (Gibsonton, FL)

5) 36 Ken Laureno (Port Charlotte, FL)

6) 10X Sean Clark (North Port, FL)

7) 15 Johnny Gilbertson (Plant City, FL)

8) 3A AJ Maddox (Brandon, FL)

Brown & Miller Heat #2

1) 7 Kyle Pitts (Mulberry, FL.)

2) 82 Tyler Godwin (Tampa, FL)

3) 3T Johnny Alexander (Tampa, FL)

4) 6 Mike Schroeder (Southwest Ranches, FL.)

5) 8 Rich Alexander (Tampa, FL)

6) 21A Rebecca George (Venice, FL)

7) 82T Ashlyn Durden (Brandon, FL)

8) 02 Gene Lasker (Tampa, FL) DQ

Eagle Jet Feature

1) 24 Danny Martin; 2) 82 Tyler Godwin; 3) 52 Shane Kreidler; 4) 7 Kyle Pitts; 5) 3A AJ Maddox; 6) 15 Johnny Gilbertson; 7) 1* Tim George; 8) 3T Johnny Alexander; 9) 6 Mike Schroeder; 10) 21A Rebecca George; 11) 36 Ken Laureno; 12) 8 Rich Alexander; 13) 02 Gene Lasker; 14) 10X Sean Clark; 15) 82T Ashlyn Durden; 16) 9 Billy Boyd

Commentary

The Eagle Jet/Top Gun Sprints made their fifth visit of 2013 to the Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston on Saturday December 14, 2013. There were 16 cars at the track to give fans two heat races, and a 25 lap feature race.

The heat races are lined up using a pill pull system, and Tim George in the 1* had the pole for the start of the WELD RACING heat race with Ken Laureno in the 36 on the outside, Tim took the race lead, on the first lap 3A,15,and 36 got together and AJ was not able to restart. On the restart Tim took the lead, till Danny Martin in the 24 took the lead and the win. Gene Lasker had the pole for the start of the BROWN & MILLER heat race in the 02 car with Johnny Alexander in the 3T on the outside, Gene took the initial race lead and went on to take the heat win, but forgot to go to scales so was DQed. That gave the win to Kyle Pitts in the 7 car.

During the intermission drivers and their cars was on the front stretch signing autographs and handing out RAD (Race Against Drugs) coloring books.

Using a passing points system to line up the feature race and an eight car inversion, Mike Schroeder in the 6 car had the pole for the start of the EAGLE JET feature race, with Johnny Alexander in the 3T car on the outside. The race got underway with Mike leading and Lap 1 seen first red caution with Billy Boyd flipping in turn 2 ending his night. On the restart it was Mike in the lead with Tyler Godwin closing in. Lap 9 the 10X of Sean Clark got tapped coming out 4 and spun into front stretch wall bring out the 2 red of the night. On the restart it Tyler got around Mike, then with two laps to go Danny Martin went high and Tyler went low around lapped traffic and Danny came out first and took the lead and the win. Tyler Godwin in the 82 finished in second place, followed by Shane Kreidler in the 52, Kyle Pitts in the 7, with AJ Maddox in the 3A car finishing out the top 5. The KSE Hard Charger Award went to AJ Maddox in the 3A car; Danny also won the Jeff Barfield Sweep of $400. Danny Martin wins 2013 Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints Points Champion.

The Eagle Jet/ Top Gun Sprints Official’s and Owner and Drivers thank everyone for the support in 2013 everyone have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

 

Reed takes the Throne

Normally after an A Main win you see an ecstatic driver climb about his race car with sheer emotion but RD 4 of the Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers All Star series saw something a bit different last night. Ken Hutchins the car owner of the ACT49 Matthew Reed driven Modern Stainless Steel Eagle was obviously thrilled with Reed’s win. After congratulating his driver Hutchins climbed up on the car and punched the air with delight. The enjoyment still obvious at the trophy presentation as the team accepted the winner’s trophy, the Kings Crown and cape and celebrations that went with it. “This is pretty cool” said Reed. “Kenny first win and we get all added attention of wearing the crown which adds some more fun to the night.” Unfortunately Benissa Hutchins was not there to share it with them on the night.

ACT26 Tony Moule & ACT49 Matt Reed lined up on the front row with Moule getting the lead on the first start but having to do it all again after a yellow light in lap 1. Reed didn’t give Moule a second chance to grab the start and lead from second start till the checker. The race to watch was again between the top 8 cars with moves and passes amongst themselves and then having lap traffic to add to the excitement. V34 Brenten Farrer had a brilliant night locking into the Pole Shoot out in P6 and moved forward to advance his start position in the A, finishing finally 3rd. ACT15 Harley Bishop’s team were also rewarded for all their hard work over the past couple of weeks with a strong drive finishing 5th. Bishop moving up to 3rd at one stage but the dicing between himself, Farrer, Solomon & Barry changed the positions regularly. V7 Paul Solomon had a great dice in the feature to finish 4th but bypassed the night that he was looking for receiving front end damage in lap 1 of the A and ending his night on the infield but still manages to hold a narrow margin in the Series points.

Heat Wins: Chad Ely, Matt Reed, Brad Foster, Wayne Logue.

A Main – ACT49 Matt Reed, ACT26 Tony Moule, V34 Brenton Farrer, ACT15 Harley Bishop, V4 Phil Lock, V74 Michael Cunningham, V11 Brad Foster, SA83 Shannon Barry, NT30 Mark King, V83 Chris Solomon, V99 Zac Farrer, V66 Wayne Logue, V7 Paul Solomon, ACT8 Shaun Forrell – DNF, SA18 Jed Bell DNF, V8 Corey Lincoln DNF, V85 Colin Lincoln DNF, V96 Andy Caruana DNF, V23 Jimmy Gardiner, V15 Bill Fraser DNF, SA22 Chad Ely DNF.

Contingency Awards: Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s - Brad Foster Bar Up 8 - Shannon Barry Hoosier Hero - Matt Reed Oval Express Magazine Quick Time - Chad Ely Fire Service Plus Hot Arse - Andy Caruana IDIGIT Luck Draw - Shaun Forrell, QT Hard Charger - Phil Lock Ronnie’s 50 - Wayne Logue

 

 

AJ Maddox Goes Wire To Wire Winning The Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints Feature Presented By Buddy’s Home Furnishings At East Bay Raceway Park

December 7, 2013, – Tampa, FL - The Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints had 29 cars registered for their 25 lap $1,000 to win feature sponsored by Buddy’s Home Furnishings. Also racing were the Limited Late Models, Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks, V8 Warriors and the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers.

First feature of the night was the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks with William Burnside winning the heat race. For the feature it was Thomas Burnside and Roberto Morfin, Sr. making up the front row. When the green waved Thomas Burnside led the first three laps until caution waved for his brother William spinning in turn two. The green waved once again as Thomas would continue to lead until another caution came out. This time is was for Michael Eaton spinning in turn four. On the final restart Thomas Burnside went on to lead the rest of the way and go on to win his second feature in 2013. Rounding out the top five was Dennis Wilson, Jr., William Burnside came back through the field to finish a strong third with Buck Woodhouse and Billy Barstow rounding out the top five.

Next were the Limited Late Models. Winning their heats were Thomas Scott and Roger Crouse and the two would also make up the front row for the feature. Scott would lead the first lap until caution came out as Jason Dyal spun in turn four. When the green waved again, Scott led the next seven laps as Forrest Gough spun in turn three after running in the third position. Only one other caution would come out as Thomas Scott would go on to win his very first Feature at East Bay Raceway Park. Scott said in Victory Lane that this was one of the tracks he had been trying to win and finally got it tonight. He also said he would gladly trade in the wins from other tracks to get this feature win here he also talked about in Victory Lane. Rounding out the top five were Roger Crouse, Dale Pope, Jason Dyal and Forrest Gough. Dale Pope would go on to be the 2013 Limited Late Model Champion.

Third feature of the night went to the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints. Winning their heats were AJ Maddox, Andy Cobb, Mark Ruel, Jr. and Terry Witherspoon. All four drivers were also eligible to win the Barfield Sweep of an extra $100 if the won the feature as well. Starting on the front row would be AJ Maddox and Johnny Gilbertson. Maddox was quickly to take the lead only till the first caution came out after lap one as Joe Metcalf slowed and ended his night. Maddox had Gilbertson and Andy Cobb right on his tail for the restart as Maddox showed his muscle on the restarts throughout the night. Cautions would come out on laps three and four as Kerry Gilbert slowed in turn four and Rebecca George broke the front end and ended her night as well. On the restart on lap four Maddox had Gilbertson and now Tyler Godwin up to third tracking down Maddox. But it was on lap thirteen as second place Gilbertson slowed and then came to rest in turn three ending his night. Two more cautions had come out on laps fifteen and twenty two as Cobb spun in turn four and Witherspoon stopped in turn two. But it was also on lap twenty two second place Godwin had spun and had to be restarted which put him to the tail end of the lead lap. So now Maddox had Ruel, Jr. and Danny Martin, Jr. who had made his way up to third with just three laps remaining. On lap twenty four Johnny Alexander spun in turn four making it a one lap dash to the finish. When the green and white waved together it was Maddox once again showing his muscle on the restart and going on to win the feature also picking up the Barfield Sweep making it an $1,100 payday for Maddox. Maddox in Victory Lane thanked his Father for supporting him along with Ray Bolin. He also thanked Delgado Engines for their great motor that allowed him to pick up the win. Rounding out the top five were Danny Martin, Jr., Mark Ruel, Jr., Sport Allen and Billy Boyd, Jr.

V8 Warriors were the next feature of the night with Bill Whitney and Marco Reyes winning their heats. Don Foligno and Henry Wiley made up the front row for their 15 lap feature event. Don Foligno would lead lap one until caution came out for Bill Whitney. When the green waved again it was Foligno leading the way until lap two when Raymond Vann took over the lead until lap five when Dennis Lewis spun in turn four and it was Vann heading to the pits ending his hopes for a feature win. On the restart it would be Don Foligno back in front with Reyes and Jeff Weaver chasing him down. Weaver took over the lead on lap six as cautions would come out on laps seven and fourteen with Lewis this time slowing in turn three ending his night and on lap fourteen as Weaver had a little help going around in turn two. Weaver would get his spot back and go on to win the feature. Rounding out the top five were Tim Stoffel, Brett Phillips, Jessica Robbins and Henry Wiley.

The final feature was the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers. Winning their heats were Jimmy Baker and John Moore who would also start on the front row of the feature. When the green waved it was Moore leading the way with Baker and Wayne Kissam battling for the top spot. It was on lap eight as the three drivers were three wide coming out of turn four. Kissam would lead on lap nine as he battled with Moore and Baker for the final three laps as Kissam went on to win his second feature of the year. Rounding out the top five were John Moore, George Handy, Patrick Fiore, Sr. and Jimmy Baker.

ASA racing continues next weekend with its final night of the 2013 Season comes to an end as it will be a Special Event with the Late Models running topless for 50 Laps. Also running topless with an option will be the Outlaw Fours for their feature as well. The Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks, V8 Warriors and the Florida Old Time Modifieds will also be racing. The final four Champions will be crowned next Saturday night. For further information, log on to www.eastbayracewaypark.com for call 813-677-7223 for more information.

Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stock 15 Lap Feature 1. 13 Thomas Burnside 2. 42 Dennis Wilson, Jr. 3. 31 William Burnside 4. 55R Buck Woodhouse 5. 75 Billy Barstow 6. 48M Roberto Morfin, Sr. 7. 32 Michael Eaton 8. 55R Roy Woodhouse (DNS)

Limited Late Models 15 Lap Feature 1. 61 Thomas Scott 2. 45 Roger Crouse 3. 88 Dale Pope 4. 77D Jason Dyal 5. 99 Forrest Gough 6. 15 Shane Koperda 7. 66 Ricky Land 8. 49 Randy Shields 9. 22 Todd Ford 10. 7JR Jesse Brown

Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints 25 Lap Feature 1. 3A AJ Maddox 2. 24 Danny Martin, Jr. 3. 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. 4. 88 Sport Allen 5. 9 Billy Boyd, Jr. 6. 82 Tyler Godwin 7. 1* Tim George 8. 7 Kyle Pitts 9. 82T Matt Kurtz 10. 111 Andy Cobb 11. 52 Shane Kreidler 12. 3T Johnny Alexander 13. 36 Ken Laureno 14. 07 Clint Reynolds 15. 43 Terry Witherspoon 16. 10X Sean Clark 17. 34 Darren Orth 18. 15 Johnny Gilbertson 19. 22 Shawn Murray 20. 3K Kurt Taylor 21. 8 Rich Alexander 22. 21A Rebecca George 23. 33 Dave Steele 24. 55 Kerry Gilbert 25. 52M Joe Metcalf

V8 Warriors 15 Lap Feature 1. 26 Jeff Weaver 2. 08 Tim Stoffel 3. 28 Brett Phillips 4. 09 Jessica Robbins 5. 11 Henry Wiley 6. 98 Don Foligno 7. 3Z William Suggs 8. 93 Marco Reyes 9. 54 Dennis Lewis 10. 32 Raymond Vann 11. 15 Bill Whitney 12. 51 Ron Smith (DNS)

Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers 15 Lap Feature 1. 07 Wayne Kissam 2. 66 John Moore 3. 22 George Handy 4. 88 Patrick Fiore, Sr. 5. 69X Jimmy Baker 6. 911 Robert Kissam 7. 4 Kayla Jones 8. 0 Darrell Taylor 9. 09X Brett Calonge 10. 04X Richard Humfeld 11. 23 Gary Lucas 12. 33 Don R. Quinn 13. 16 Terry Cannon

 

 

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 5.

December 7, 2013 – Parramatta, NSW Australia – Valvoline Raceway–

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. M Johnston, 2. M Dumesny, 3. T Little, 4. P Bourke, 5. S Withers, 6. A Brien, 7. D Craft, 8. N Simmons, (DNF) D Thompson, (DNF) A Orr. NT. HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. R Bell Bowen, 2. B Atkinson, 3. G Tunks, 4. M Attard, 5. H Sayers, 6. B Stacey, 7. B Skipper, 8. K Becker, 9. J Waugh, (DNF) B White. 2:12.028. HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. I Madsen, 2. J Thompson, 3. D Abbott, 4. J O’Neill, 5. T Bell Bowen, 6. S Walsh, 7. G Black, 8. S Sheedy, 9. G Stanshall, (DNF) Matt Dumesny. NT. HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. Max Dumesny, 2. M Johnston, 3. D Craft, 4. P Bourke, 5. A Brien, 6. T Little, 7. S Withers, 8. N Simmons, 9. D Thompson. NT. HEAT 5: (10 laps) 1. B Atkinson, 2. B Skipper, 3. G Tunks, 4. B Stacey, 5. B White, 6. M Attard, 7. J Waugh, 8. H Sayers, (DNF) R Bell Bowen. NT. HEAT 6: (10 laps) 1. S Walsh, 2. I Madsen, 3. T Bell Bowen, 4. D Abbott, 5. J Thompson, 6. J O’Neill, 7. S Sheedy, 8. G Stanshall, 9. G Black. NT.

B MAIN: (8 laps) 1. Shane Sheedy, 2. Guy Stanshall, 3. Bruce White, 4. Jay Waugh, 5. Nick Simmons, 6. Dick Thompson. 7. Gavin Black. NT.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Ian Madsen (9), 2. James Thompson (6), 3. Max Johnston (10), 4. Max Dumesny (12), 5. Roddy Bell Bowen (20), 6. Toby Bell Bowen (3), 7. Troy Little (2), 8. Grant Tunks (8), 9. Damian Abbott (5), 10. Jamie O’Neill (15), 11. Sam Walsh (7), 12. Mark Attard (14), 13. Jay Waugh (24), 14. Scott Withers (18), 15. Anthony Brien (17), 16. Brad Stacey (16), 17. Bruce White (23), 18 Hayley Sayers (19), 19. Guy Stanshall (22), (DNF) Shane Sheedy (21), (DNF) David Craft (13), (DNF) Ben Atkinson (11), (DNF) Blake Skipper (1), (DNF) Peter Bourke (4). NT.

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Skipper, Laps 3-13 Little, Laps 14-17 Thompson, Laps 18-30 Madsen.

 

 

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, Track Championship Round 4.

November 30, 2013 – Parramatta, NSW Australia – Valvoline Raceway–

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. I Loudoun, 2. J Thompson, 3. M Attard, 4. D Abbott, 5. W Skipper, 6. S Sheedy, 7. J Waugh. 8. Matt Dumesny, (DNF) T Bell Bowen, (DNF) D Farr. 2:20.559. HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. R Bell Bowen, 2. M Johnston, 3. H Sayers, 4. B White, 5. B Atkinson, 6. B Czuczi, 7. K Becker, 8. P Bourke, 9. M Jordan. 2:17.140. HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. B Skipper, 2. A Brien, 3. G Stanshall, 4. B Stacey, 5. T David, 6. Max Dumesny, 7. J Lawler, 8. C Ware, (DNF) G Tunks. 2:22.293. HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. D Abbott, 2. J Thompson, 3. T Bell Bowen, 4. Matt Dumesny, 5. D Farr, 6. I Loudoun, 7. M Attard, 8. J Waugh, 9. W Skipper, 10. S Sheedy. 2:10.279. HEAT 5: (10 laps) 1. B Atkinson, 2. K Becker, 3. M Johnston, 4. B White, 5. R Bell Bowen, 6. B Czuczi, 7. M Jordan, 8. H Sayers, (DNF) P Bourke, (DNF) J Thompson. NT. HEAT 6: (10 laps) 1. T David, 2. A Brien, 3. B Stacey, 4. J Lawler, 5. Max Dumesny, 6. B Skipper, 7. C Ware, 8. G Stanshall. 2:16.111.

B MAIN: (8 laps) 1. Toby Bell Bowen, 2. Denis Farr, 3. Shane Sheedy, 4. Peter Bourke, 5. Cameron Ware, 6. Jay Waugh. 7. Michael Jordan. 1:45.081.

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Roddy Bell Bowen (5), 2. Ben Atkinson (6), 3. Max Dumesny (14), 4. Blake Skipper (2), 5. Max Johnston (7), 6. Bruce White (11), 7. Mark Attard (13), 8. Toby Bell Bowen (21), 9. Kim Becker (12), 10. Damian Abbott (8), 11. Troy David (4), 12. Anthony Brien (9), 13. Jeff Lawler (15), 14. Peter Bourke (24), 15. Hayley Sayers (16), 16. Guy Stanshall (17), (DNF) James Thompson (10), (DNF) Brian Czuczi (19), (DNF) Matt Dumesny (18), (DNF) Ian Loudoun (3), (DNF) Brad Stacey (1), (DNF) Denis Farr (22), (DNF) Shane Sheedy (23), (DNF) Wayne Skipper (20). NT

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Stacey, Laps 5-13 Loudoun, Lap 14-30 Roddy Bell Bowen.

 

 

Ely back 2 back

An ecstatic Ely climbed out of his car and mounted his top wing after winning RD3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Sonic Speedway last night.

Sparklers lit the banks and car head lights flashed off and on to show the appreciation as the cars went 4 wide on track. The field formed up with Ely and SA83 Shannon Barry lining up on the front row. Ely got the start and lead comfortably for the event. Barry holding on the 2nd was challenged early in the race by young SA44 Daniel Evans. V74 Michael Cunningham and ACT49 Matt Reed filling 4th, 5th & 6th. The top 6 were battling all night with any one in contention to take the win.

VIC10 Kyle Hirst was unable to start the A with engine problems after the Shoot Out. Hirst looked good all night and this was not the finish the team wanted.

V11 Brad Foster had a return to form last night looking comfortable in the car on the slick race track. V23 Jimmy Gardener put in his best performance with an 8th place finish after wrecking his car last weekend at Moama. Unfortunately the travelling Queenslander Brent Kratzmann did not have his best night rolling in the early stages of the A.

Heat Wins: Matt Reed, Kyle Hirst, Darryl Guerin, Shaun Forrell, Brenten Farrer, Daniel Evans.

A Main – SA22 Chad Ely, SA83 Shannon Barry, V74 Michael Cunningham, ACT49 Matt Reed, SA44 Daniel Evans, SA96 Darryl Guerin, V7 Paul Solomon,V23 Jimmy Gardiner,V11 Brad Foster,V4 Phil Lock, SA43Shane Hendry, V99Zac Farrer, ACT26Tony Moule-DNF, V83Chris Solomon-DNF, V34 Brenten Farrer DNF, Q77Brent Kratzmann DNF, NSW36 Eddie Lumber DNF, ACT8 Shaun Forrell, V90 Corey McCullagh DNF Contingency Awards: Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s - Paul Solomon Bar Up 8 - Jimmy Gardiner Hoosier Hero - Chad Ely Oval Express Magazine Quick Time - Matt Reed Fire Service Plus Hot Arse - Shane Hendry IDIGIT Luck Draw - Shannon Barry QT Hard Charger - Matt Reed Ronnies 50 - Zac Farrer

 

 

Clauson Cashes in on $20K Western World Sweep!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 16, 2013) – The 46th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships presented by Racers Advantage Store proved to be a profitable venture for Bryan Clauson as he raked in $20,000 by winning both the Sprint Car and Midget main events to wrap up the event at Canyon Speedway Park on Saturday night.

And he did it in the most dramatic of fashions with a last-corner pass in the Midget feature that netted the $5,000 bonus courtesy of E&K of Phoenix that boosted the $7,500 winner’s share in both features to the hefty total of $20,000.

After winning Friday night’s preliminary USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature event, the Noblesville, IN, racer added his second consecutive non-wing Sprint Car Western World title in convincing fashion to earn his first $7,500 victory of the night.

Clauson followed up by snaring the Honda USAC National Midget feature victory from Darren Hagen in the final few feet with a spectacular run off the cushion.

“There was a big cushion up there, I knew my only chance was to get up in it and stay in it,” Clauson commented after his 26th overall feature win of the season and tenth score at Canyon Speedway Park after running the track total to nine earlier in the night in Sprint Car action.

The 46th Annual Western World Championships attracted 83 competitors including 50 in Sprint Car action and 33 in Midget competition.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Bryan Clauson established himself as the man to beat in Sprint Car action with a convincing victory in Friday night’s preliminary feature. Despite being handed the seven card in Saturday’s Revenge Draw, Clauson led all but three laps to take the $7,500 winner’s share in the 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature.

After advancing from seventh to fifth in the 6-lap Dash, Clauson was third behind R.J. Johnson and pole starter Tracy Hines within two laps. Clauson disposed of Hines for second the next time around and then powered past Johnson exiting turn two on the fourth circuit to take command for keeps.

Making his way past Johnson for second just past the midway point, two-time Western World champ Brady Bacon tried to make things interesting by making a run at Clauson as the laps wound down.

But, when Clauson successfully made his way through a trio of lapped cars on the 29th round, Clauson’s ninth win of the year atop CSP clay was sealed. Clauson flashed under the checkered flag with a 1.930-second advantage over Bacon, who settled for runner-up honors for the fourth time of the Western World weekend.

Chad Boespflug followed Bacon around Johnson to take command of third on the 17th round and held the position to the line with Dave Darland and Hines filling out the top five.

After bouncing to a stop off the top of turn two after one lap, Casey Shuman rallied from the tail of the field to claim sixth. Jerry Coons, Jr., was seventh, while USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion R.J. Johnson slipped to eighth over the final rounds. Jon Stanbrough was ninth while Ronnie Clark raced from 21st to complete the top ten.

After Mike Bonneau beat Josh Pelkey to the line in the “C” Main, Mike Martin and Michael Colegrove won the twin “B” Mains that set the balance of the feature lineup.

Honda USAC National Midgets:

For much of the 30-lap USAC National Midget feature that put the wraps on the 46th Annual Western World Championships, a Clauson sweep of the night seemed unlikely.

But, after an extended three-way duel for the lead among Clauson, Darren Hagen and Christopher Bell, Clauson’s last corner heroics netted his third Western World title in the past two years by just 0.249-seconds along with the bonus for topping both main events.

Clauson started the 30-lapper from the pole position aboard his No. 39 Midget, but it was front row outside starter Hagen nabbing the early lead as Clauson slipped back to fourth on the opening circuit behind Dave Darland and sixth-starter Bell.

Working the high line, Bell moved past Darland for second on the second circuit and then rallied past Hagen for the lead on the fifth lap.

With Bell working the high side of the track flawlessly, the battle brewed in his wake between Hagen and Rico Abreu with rimriders Clauson and Brady Bacon joining the mix at the halfway point.

Bacon and Abreu were eliminated from potential victory lane appearances when they tangled getting into turn three on the 20th round, with Hagen taking advantage to race by Bell for the lead on the low side two rounds later on lap 22.

Clauson made his way past Bell and went after Hagen, working the extreme cushion in turns three and four to fruition with a daring last corner pass as Hagen missed the bottom of the corner just enough to open the door to the lucrative payday.

Hagen settled for second in Shane Hmiel’s No. 56 with current USAC Midget point leader Bell settling for the show position after setting the pace for 17 laps.

Hines was fourth with Darland rounding out the top five. Brad Kuhn raced from 16th to sixth with Tyler Thomas, Mike Spencer, USAC Western States points leader Ronnie Gardner and Andrew Felker completing the top ten.

46th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships presented by Racers Advantage Store

Saturday Night Championship Results:

Honda USAC National Midgets:

Dash (Top 8 in Combined Points from Qualifying Nights – Finish Determines Front 4 Rows of “A” Main): 1. 39-Bryan Clauson (2), 2. 56-Darren Hagen (4), 3. 99-Brady Bacon (8), 4. 73-Dave Darland (1), 5. 67k-Rico Abreu (6), 6. 71-Christopher Bell (7), 7. 24-Tracy Hines (5), 8. 7c-Caleb Armstrong (3).

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 67-Tanner Thorson, 2. 7-Shannon McQueen, 3. 9p-Parker Price-Miller, 4. 55-Taylor Ferns, 5. 05-Jake Swanson, 6. 7a-Dalton Armstrong, 7. 22az-Rick Shuman, 8. 1az-Stevie Sussex.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas, 2. 55x-Nick Drake, 3. 10-Brad Kuhn, 4. 3-Chris Windom, 5. 3F-Jerry Coons, Jr., 6. 37-Trey Marcham, 7. 2g-Terry Goodwin, 8. 39x-Kyle Edwards.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 57-Mike Spencer, 2. 11a-Andrew Felker, 3. 91a-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 68-Ronnie Gardner, 5. 4-Bobby East, 6. 5d-Zach Daum, 7. 2-Levi Roberts.

“B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 3-Chris Windom, 2. 68-Ronnie Gardner, 3. 5d-Zach Daum, 4. 55-Taylor Ferns, 5. 3F-Jerry Coons, Jr., 6. 37-Trey Marcham, 7. 2-Levi Roberts, 8. 7a-Dalton Armstrong, 9. 4-Bobby East, 10. 05-Jake Swanson, 11. 2g-Terry Goodwin, 12. 22az-Rick Shuman, 13. 39x-Kyle Edwards. DNS: 1az-Stevie Sussex.

“A” Feature (30 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 39-Bryan Clauson (1), 2. 56-Darren Hagen (2), 3. 71-Christopher Bell (6), 4. 24-Tracy Hines (7), 5. 73-Dave Darland (4), 6. 10-Brad Kuhn (16), 7. 91T-Tyler Thomas (10), 8. 57-Mike Spencer (11), 9. 68-Ronnie Gardner (19), 10. 11a-Andrew Felker (14), 11. 67-Tanner Thorson (9), 12. 3-Chris Windom (18), 13. 7c-Caleb Armstrong (8), 14. 05-Jake Swanson (24), 15. 3F-Jerry Coons, Jr. (22), 16. 7-Shannon McQueen (12), 17. 37-Trey Marcham (25), 18. 91a-Aaron Reutzel (17), 19. 7a-Dalton Armstrong (23), 20. 9p-Parker Price-Miller (15), 21. 55x-Nick Drake (13), 22. 99-Brady Bacon (3), 23. 55-Taylor Ferns (21), 24. 5d-Zach Daum (20), 25. 67k-Rico Abreu (5).

Lap Leaders: Darren Hagen 1-4, Christopher Bell 5-21, Darren Hagen 22-29, Bryan Clauson 30.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

Dash (Top 4 from each qualifying night - Finish Determines Front 4 Rows of “A” Main): 1. 21-Tracy Hines (2), 2. 77m-R.J. Johnson (1), 3. 73-Dave Darland (4), 4. 74x-Joshua Hodges (6), 5. 20-Bryan Clauson (7), 6. 4g-Jerry Coons, Jr. (3), 7. 20s-Jon Stanbrough (5), 8. 99-Brady Bacon (8).

“C” Feature (8 Laps): 1. 29-Mike Bonneau, 2. 12-Josh Pelkey, 3. 60-Steven Harms, 4. 98-Matt Lundy, 5. 9s-Johnny Shelton, 6. 28-Jacob Hawkins, 7. 02-Matt Rossi, 8. 5d-Dalten Gabbard, 9. 53-Tom Lee, 10. 26-Connor Kassik, 11. 57x-James Aragon, 12. 12j-Josh Grady. DNS: 18-Dustin Cormany, 98x-Joe Ramaker.

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 77-Casey Shuman, 3. 48-Thomas Ogle, 4. 7m-Mike Spencer, 5. 45-Jason Grady, 6. 68-Gary Taylor, 7. 6-Ronnie Clark, 8. 57-Stevie Sussex, 9. 3x-Jimmy Crawford, 10. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 11. 5-Tye Mihocko, 12. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 13. 9s-Johnny Shelton, 14. 02-Matt Rossi, 15. 60-Steven Harms, 16. 29-Mike Bonneau, 17. 9-Ryan Linder. DNS: 20-Shon Deskins.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 17m-Michael Colegrove, 2. 97-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. 5v-Bradley Terrell, 4. 3F-Geoff Ensign, 5. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 6. 5d-Dalten Gabbard, 7. 9p-Parker Price-Miller, 8. 2x-Josh Shipley, 9. 41w-Rick Ziehl, 10. 7k-Bruce St. James, 11. 12-Josh Pelkey, 12. 21a-Aaron Reutzel, 13. 11c-Michael Curtis, 14. 5x-Jody Wirth, 15. 28-Jacob Hawkins, 16. 98-Matt Lundy, 17. 74-Colby Copeland, 18. 32b-Brian Hosford.

“A” Feature (30 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 20-Bryan Clauson (5), 2. 99-Brady Bacon (8), 3. 74x-Chad Boespflug (4), 4. 74-Dave Darland (3), 5. 21-Tracy Hines (1), 6. 77-Casey Shuman (11), 7. 4g-Jerry Coons, Jr. (6), 8. 77m-R.J. Johnson (2), 9. 20s-Jon Stanbrough (7), 10. 6-Ronnie Clark (21), 11. 97-Kevin Thomas, Jr. (12), 12. 68-Gary Taylor (19), 13. 45-Jason Grady (17), 14. 3F-Geoff Ensign (16), 15. 5d-Dalten Gabbard (20), 16. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (18), 17. 17m-Michael Colegrove (10), 18. 7m-Mike Spencer (15), 19. 9p-Parker Price-Miller (22), 20. 16-Mike Martin (9), 21. 5v-Bradley Terrell (14), 22. 48-Thomas Ogle (13).

Lap Leaders: R.J. Johnson 1-3, Bryan Clauson 4-30.

 

 

Ely conquers Heartland

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series ticked another box last night running their first show in NSW at Heartland Raceway and what a show it was! Action packed with a brilliant race between #SA22 Chad Ely & #ACT26 Tony Moule. With the pair lined up beside each other on the front row of the A Main, Moule getting the start to take out the lead lap. Ely made an awesome move to pass Moule in lap 2 and lead the race till the checker. Ely didn’t have it easy thou as Moule was all over him lap after lap. The pair put on a spectacle for the crowd. #V74 Michael Cunningham, #ACT49 Matthew Reed & #NSW20 Troy Little were hot on the heels of 1 & 2 and if either of them had made the slightest error they were waiting to pounce.

Lap 1 was marred by a red light as #Q77 Brent Kratzmann, #V96 Andy Caruana & #SA83 Shannon Barry tangling in turn 2. Unfortunately ending the night for both Caruana & Barry. Kratzmann changed a rear tyre and was good to go again. Kratzmann drove a skilled race to finish 6th from the rear. The Caruana team would have been disappointed sitting on the infield after a great night till that point. Caruana is really starting to show great form over the past couple of shows. Barry was also obviously disappointed also to finish another night infield. The team worked hard thru the week to repair the car from RD1 but didn’t have their efforts rewarded.

Early in the night #V23 Jimmy Gardiner took a bone jarring tumble in turn 4 and parking up in the catch fence. The crew rebuilt the car in time for the A. Gardiner lined up at the rear and was cautious in the first few laps only to pull infield after 7 laps.

#ACT15 Harley Bishop, Corey MCCullagh’s V90 & SA18 Jed Bell tangled in Heat 2 with Bishop & McCullagh getting enough damage to end their nights.

The Pole Shoot out had the crowd on their toes with #ACT26 Tony Moule putting on a clinic. Starting the Shoot Out in P5 and finished in P1. Lining up against Kratzmann, Reed, Cunningham & Ely, Moule certainly put on a show. Quote of the night came from Heartland staff “Best racing every - that was worth the price of admission alone!.”

Heat Wins: Chad Ely, Tony Moule, Brent Kratzmann, Shaun Forrell

A Main – Chad Ely, Tony Moule, Matthew Reed, Troy Little, Michael Cunningham, Brent Kratzmann, Paul Solomon, Wayne Logue, Brad Foster, Colin Lincoln,, Jed Bell, Shaun Forrell-DNF, Phil Lock-DNF, Shane Hendry-DNF, Jimmy Gardiner-DNF, Chris Solomon-DNF, Zac Farrer-DNF, Shannon Barry-DNF, Andy Caruana-DNF

Contingency Awards: Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s - Paul Solomon Bar Up 8 - Wayne Logue Hoosier Hero - Chad Ely Oval Express Magazine Quick Time - Matt Reed Fire Service Plus Hot Arse - Zac Farrer IDIGIT Luck Draw - Shannon Barry QT Hard Charger - Brent Kratzmann Ronnies 50 - Colin Lincoln

Championship Points

1. Chad Ely 518 2. Brent Kratzmann 501 3. Matthew Reed 489 4. Paul Solomon 463 5. Phil Lock 462 6. Michael Cunningham 459 7. Shane Hendry 454 8. Chris Solomon 448 9. Shannon Barry 436 10. Wayne Logue 404

 

 

Clauson and Hagen Take Friday Western World Wins!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 15, 2013) – Bryan Clauson and Darren Hagen stepped to the forefront during the second night of preliminary action at the 46th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships presented by Racers Advantage Store by taking Friday night feature wins atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

Clauson led all the way to take Friday’s USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car honors while Hagen topped a hotly-contested Honda USAC National Midget feature.

A total of 83 different cars, including 50 Sprint Cars and 33 Midgets, battled it out over the course of Thursday and Friday’s preliminary action to set the stage for Saturday’s Western World Championships finale.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

The second half of the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car field took to the track on Friday night with Bryan Clauson proving too tough to handle in the 30-lap main event atop a Canyon Speedway Park clay oval that he has found to his liking over the past 12 months.

The defending Western World non-wing Sprint Car champion rallied from eighth to win his heat and then sixth to top his qualifying race to earn the pole position for the main event.

But, when the original green flag flew, Clauson immediately slipped back to third behind fellow front row starter Tracy Hines and fourth-starter Chad Boespflug. Before the opening lap could be completed though, the red flag flew for Dustin Cormany’s turn two tumble.

Hines again got a slight jump on the ensuing restart, but Clauson battled back down the backstretch and surged into the lead through turns three and four.

After wading through a pair of cautions in the initial handful of circuits and then one more with ten laps to go, Clauson raced to the checkered flag unchallenged for his eighth win of the season at CSP and 24th overall including 17 in Sprint Car action.

Clauson held a healthy advantage throughout aboard the No. 20 machine, taking the checkered flag a straightaway ahead of 2011 Western World champ Hines.

Hines held off a late charge from Jon Stanbrough, nipping him at the line for runner-up honors. After starting sixth, Stanbrough took fourth from Casey Shuman on the 16th round and then disposed of Boespflug for third by the 20th circuit.

While Stanbrough claimed the show position, Boespflug took the fourth and final lock-in position aboard the New Mexico-based No. 74x Hodges entry.

After starting 11th, Kevin Thomas, Jr., made a last-lap run around Shuman to snare fifth, with Shuman, 16th-starter Rick Ziehl, Geoff Ensign, Tye Mihocko and Michael Curtis completing the top ten.

Shuman, Clauson and Stanbrough topped heat race action for Friday night’s 23 Sprint Car competitors with Clauson, Jason Grady and Boespflug victorious in qualifying race action. Grady was running fourth in the early stages of the feature before mechanical issues on a lap five restart forced him pitside.

The red flag flew three laps into the first Qualifying Race when Josh Pelkey hooked the turn three cushion and went for a wild ride through the retaining fencing. Pelkey was uninjured but done for the night in Sprint Car action.

Honda USAC National Midgets:

Darren Hagen emerged atop a fiercely-contested 30-lap Honda USAC National Midget feature that put the wraps on two full nights of qualifying action.

In a race that featured four official lead changes, Hagen held the top spot the final dozen circuits and beat Brady Bacon to the line despite a last-lap bobble in turns one and two that nearly opened the door.

After original front-row outside starter Chris Windom pulled to the pit area with mechanical gremlins, Hagen moved from the fourth starting position to the front row outside and gunned into the initial lead ahead of pole starter Rico Abreu.

Abreu battled back on the high side to take command on the third round and set the pace until Hagen took advantage on a lap ten restart after an Andrew Felker stoppage brought out the caution flag.

While Bacon chased the lead duo of Abreu and Hagen in the early stages, he slipped back to fifth after a bobble on lap nine. Bacon battled back with a strong move past Abreu and Dave Darland to claim second on the 13th round and went to work on Hagen for the lead.

Bacon’s persistence paid off with a move into the lead on the 17th round, only to have Hagen battle back in front with a nice move off the bottom of turn four on the 19th circuit.

Hagen led the remaining distance aboard Shane Hmiel’s No. 56 with Okie shoes Bacon and Christopher Bell in tow. A Hagen miscue on the final lap nearly changed the outcome, but the Riverside, CA, native took the checkered flag with a 0.157-second advantage.

Bacon settled for runner-up honors for the third time in as many nights after finishing second in Thursday’s Sprint Car and Midget features, while Thursday night Midget winner Bell claimed the show position.

Abreu crossed the stripe fourth while Bryan Clauson battled forward from the 20th starting position to round out the top five. Caleb Armstrong, who earlier in the evening set fast time for the 31-car field, was sixth with Darland, Tanner Thorson, Jerry Coons, Jr., and Brad Kuhn completing the top ten.

Tyler Thomas, Bacon, Bell and Clauson topped heat race action with Kuhn winning the “B” Main.

The 46th Annual Western World Championships concludes with Saturday night’s championship slate of events for Honda USAC National Midgets and USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars going green at 7:00 p.m.

46th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships presented by Racers Advantage Store

Friday Night Results:

Honda USAC National Midgets:

Qualifying: 1. Caleb Armstrong, 7c, C&A-14.218; 2. Brady Bacon, 99, Ronk-14.220; 3. Chris Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.229; 4. Darren Hagen, 56, Hmiel-14.266; 5. Dave Darland, 73, Ford-14.297; 6. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-14.300; 7. Rico Abreu, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.361; 8. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-14.393; 9. Bobby East, 4, Klatt-14.404; 10. Jerry Coons, Jr., 3F, RFMS-14.421; 11. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.434; 12. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-14.435; 13. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Johnson-14.533; 14. Parker Price-Miller, 9P, Ronk-14.539; 15. Dalton Armstrong, 7A, C&A-14.541; 16. Brad Kuhn, 10, Cook-14.552; 17. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-14.567; 18. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-14.570; 19. Taylor Ferns, 55, Ferns-14.602; 20. Levi Roberts, 2, Roberts-14.607; 21. Trey Marcham, 37, McQueen-14.639; 22. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-14.654; 23. Kyle Edwards, 39x, Edwards-14.663; 24. Bryan Clauson, 39, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-14.677; 25. Andrew Felker, 11A, Felker-14.691; 26. Mike Spencer, 57, Ecker-14.709; 27. Nick Drake, 55x, Cline-14.747; 28. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.755; 29. Aaron Reutzel, 91A, Thomas-14.881; 30. Jake Swanson, 05, VanDyne/Swanson-14.997; 31. Rick Shuman, 22, Shuman-15.447.

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas, 2. 4-Bobby East, 3. 68-Ronnie Gardner, 4. 73-Dave Darland, 5. 37-Trey Marcham, 6. 7c-Caleb Armstrong, 7. 11a-Andrew Felker, 8. 91a-Aaron Reutzel.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon, 2. 5d-Zach Daum, 3. 3-Chris Windom, 4. 3F-Jerry Coons, Jr., 5. 12-Josh Pelkey, 6. 57-Mike Spencer, 7. 9p-Parker Price-Miller, 8. 05-Jake Swanson.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 71-Christopher Bell, 2. 67k-Rico Abreu, 3. 67-Tanner Thorson, 4. 55-Taylor Ferns, 5. 39x-Kyle Edwards, 6. 7a-Dalton Armstrong, 7. 55x-Nick Drake, 8. 22az-Rick Shuman.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 39-Bryan Clauson, 2. 56-Darren Hagen, 3. 2-Levi Roberts, 4. 24-Tracy Hines, 5. 7-Shannon McQueen, 6. 10-Brad Kuhn, 7. 51-R.J. Johnson.

“B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 10-Brad Kuhn, 2. 7c-Caleb Armstrong, 3. 7a-Dalton Armstrong, 4. 57-Mike Spencer, 5. 51-R.J. Johnson, 6. 7-Shannon McQueen, 7. 9p-Parker Price-Miller, 8. 12-Josh Pelkey, 9. 55x-Nick Drake, 10. 05-Jake Swanson, 11. 22az-Rick Shuman, 12. 91a-Aaron Reutzel, 13. 37-Trey Marcham, 14. 39x-Kyle Edwards, 15. 11a-Andrew Felker.

“A” Feature (30 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 56-Darren Hagen (4), 2. 99-Brady Bacon (6), 3. 71-Christopher Bell (5), 4. 67k-Rico Abreu (1), 5. 39-Bryan Clauson (20), 6. 7c-Caleb Armstrong (7), 7. 73-Dave Darland (3), 8. 67-Tanner Thorson (11), 9. 3F-Jerry Coons, Jr. (10), 10. 10-Brad Kuhn (16), 11. 91T-Tyler Thomas (17), 12. 4-Bobby East (9), 13. 24-Tracy Hines (12), 14. 68-Ronnie Gardner (13), 15. 11a-Andrew Felker (23), 16. 57-Mike Spencer (21), 17. 9p-Parker Price-Miller (14), 18. 37-Trey Marcham (24), 19. 7a-Dalton Armstrong (13), 20. 7-Shannon McQueen (8) 21. 55-Taylor Ferns (18), 22. 51-R.J. Johnson (22), 23. 2-Levi Roberts (19), 24. 3-Chris Windom (2). DNS: 5d-Zach Daum.

Lap Leaders: Darren Hagen 1-2, Rico Abreu 3-9, Hagen 10-16, Brady Bacon 17-18, Hagen 19-30.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 77-Casey Shuman, 2. 21-Tracy Hines, 3. 11c-Michael Curtis, 4. 74x-Chad Boespflug, 5. 7m-Mike Spencer, 6. 28-Jacob Hawkins, 7. 18-Dustin Cormany, 8. 41w-Rick Ziehl.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 20-Bryan Clauson, 2. 12-Josh Pelkey, 3. 3x-Jimmy Crawford, 4. 3F-Geoff Ensign, 5. 45-Jason Grady, 6. 60-Steven Harms, 7. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 8. 5-Tye Mihocko.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 20s-Jon Stanbrough, 2. 32b-Brian Hosford, 3. 16-Mike Martin, 4. 98-Matt Lundy, 5. 97-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 6. 5x-Jody Wirth, 7. 9s-Johnny Shelton, Jr.

Qualifying Races:

First Qualifying Race (8 Laps): 1. 20-Bryan Clauson, 2. 7m-Mike Spencer, 3. 20s-Jon Stanbrough, 4. 11c-Michael Curtis, 5. 41w-Rick Ziehl, 6. 5x-Jody Wirth, 7. 60-Steven Harms, 8. 12-Josh Pelkey.

Second Qualifying Race (8 Laps): 1. 45-Jason Grady, 2. 77-Casey Shuman, 3. 21-Tracy Hines, 4. 5-Tye Mihocko, 5. 3F-Geoff Ensign, 6. 9s-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 7. 28-Jacob Hawkins, 8. 32b-Brian Hosford.

Third Qualifying Race (8 Laps): 1. 74x-Chad Boespflug, 2. 16-Mike Martin, 3. 97-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 4. 3x-Jimmy Crawford, 5. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 6. 18-Dustin Cormany, 7. 98-Matt Lundy.

“A” Feature (30 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 20-Bryan Clauson (1), 2. 21-Tracy Hines (2), 3. 20s-Jon Stanbrough (6), 4. 74x-Chad Boespflug (4), 5. 97-Kevin Thomas, Jr. (11), 6. 77-Casey Shuman (5), 7. 41w-Rick Ziehl (14), 8. 3F-Geoff Ensign (12), 9. 5-Tye Mihocko (13), 10. 11c-Michael Curtis (10), 11. 32b-Brian Hosford (15), 12. 28-Jacob Hawkins (22), 13. 5x-Jody Wirth (21), 14. 7m-Mike Spencer (8), 15. 19-Andrew Reinbold (19), 16. 45-Jason Grady (7), 17. 16-Mike Martin (3), 18. 98-Matt Lundy (17), 19. 60-Steven Harms (20), 20. 3x-Jimmy Crawford (9), 21. 9s-Johnny Shelton, Jr. (16), 22. 18-Dustin Cormany (18). DNS: 12-Josh Pelkey.

Lap Leaders: Bryan Clauson 1-30.

 

 

Johnson and Bell Top Western World Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (November 14, 2013) – R.J. Johnson and Christopher Bell took top honors as the 46th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships presented by Racers Advantage Store kicked off Thursday night atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Johnson fought off several challengers en route to wiring the field in the 30-lap USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature event, Bell took advantage of a miscue by stablemate Tanner Thorson eight laps into the 30-lap Honda USAC National Midget feature event to pad his series points lead.

With Johnson and Bell scoring wins in the 46th Western World opener, Brady Bacon was one of four drivers pulling double-duty on the night and responded with runner-up finishes in both Sprint Car and Midget competition.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

With approximately half the Sprint Car field taking to the track for Thursday night’s qualifier, current USAC Southwest Sprint Car points leader Johnson earned the pole position for the 30-lap main event by accumulating the most points through heat race and qualifying race action.

After fellow front row starter Michael Colegrove jumped into the lead on the original start only to have it negated when Ronnie Clark and Dalten Gabbard had issues in turns three and four, Johnson gunned into the start on the second try and led all the way for his 11th overall win of the year in wingless 360 Sprint Car action.

Though he led every lap, he had his hands full most of the way with Bacon, Jerry Coons, Jr., and Dave Darland ultimately locking into Saturday night’s $7,500 to win WWC championship feature as well by virtue of finishing among the top four.

With Johnson leading the way, Darland pressured much of the way until seventh-starter Bacon took advantage of lapped traffic to take command of second on the 19th lap. Following a caution one lap later, Bacon, the two-time Western World non-wing Sprint Car, champion kept the pressure on but was unable to take the top position away from Johnson.

After cracking the top five by the twelfth round, Coons, Jr., assumed the fourth position on the 20th round when fourth-runner Colby Copeland tangled with a lapped car and was forced pitside. Coons, Jr., battled past Darland in the closing laps for the show position with Darland settling for the fourth and final lock-in position to Saturday’s main event.

After a slow start to the night, Aaron Reutzel bounced back to win the “B” Main and then charged from 16th to round out the top five in the “A” Main. Colegrove was sixth with 16th-starter Stevie Sussex, Bradley Terrell, Gary Taylor and Thomas Ogle completing the top ten.

Colegrove, Coons, Jr., and Mike Bonneau topped Thursday night’s Sprint Car heat race action with Darland, Copeland and Ogle victorious in “B” Main action before Reutzel won the “B” Main.

The second half of the Sprint Car field that approximately numbers 50 will tackle the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park on Friday night with the top four locking into Saturday’s main event.

Honda USAC National Midgets:

Closing in on his first USAC National Midget championship, Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell paced the final 23 rounds of Thursday night’s 30-lap main event to put himself in prime position for a Western World title after claiming Belleville Midget Nationals and Gold Crown Nationals honors earlier in the season.

After starting third, Bell chased Keith Kunz Racing teammate Tanner Thorson for seven rounds before a turn two bobble by Thorson opened the door.

Bell led the rest of the way for his 18th overall win of 2013 and tenth in Midget competition.

While the 18-year-old had the race well in hand for the most part, seventh-starter Brady Bacon and 12th-starter Bryan Clauson used the upper portion of turns three and four to rally past Darren Hagen for second and third, respectively, in the final half-dozen laps and closed the gap on Bell only to come up short at the line.

Bacon diced much of the way for position with Thorson, who eventually looped it in turn two after 19 laps, and Hagen before taking command of second on the 24th lap. Running a similar line to Bacon on the top side of three and four, Clauson raced by Hagen one lap later for third.

Hagen, who moved into second behind Bell when Thorson bobbled on lap eight, settled for fourth after holding the second position 17 laps with Rico Abreu bouncing back from an early incident to round out the top five.

Tracy Hines was sixth, with Zach Daum rallying from 22nd for seventh. Dave Darland crossed the stripe eighth with Brad Kuhn and Mike Spencer completing the top ten.

After Hines topped Thursday night’s 31-car field with a new track record of 13.874 seconds in qualifying, heat races victories went to Andrew Felker, Spencer, Hagen and Clauson before Bacon won the “B” Main.

The full field of Midgets will resume action on Friday night with combined points from both nights setting the stage for Saturday’s championship finale with the top eight in total points locked into the main event.

The 46th Annual Western World Championships resumes on Friday night with another full card of Honda USAC National Midgets and the second half of the USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Car field with racing action going green at 7:00 p.m.

46th Annual Sands Chevrolet Western World Championships presented by Racers Advantage Store

Thursday Night Results:

Honda USAC National Midgets:

Qualifying: 1. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-13.874; 2. Brady Bacon, 99, Bacon-13.893; 3. Darren Hagen, 56, 5IVE-6IX-13.910; 4. Rico Abreu, 67k, Kunz-14.010; 5. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz-14.011; 6. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-14.084; 7. Caleb Armstrong, 7c, C& A-14.097; 8. Dave Darland, 73, Ford-14.129; 9. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz-14.145; 10. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.147; 11. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six-Eight-14.164; 12. Bryan Clauson, 39, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-14.232; 13. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-14.256; 14. Taylor Ferns, 55, Ferns-14.261; 15. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-14.276; 16. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-14.304; 17. Andrew Felker, 11a, Felker-14.315; 18. Mike Spencer, 57, Ecker-14.325; 19. Dalton Armstrong, 7a, C & A-14.342; 20. Nick Drake, 55x, Cline-14.382; 21. Stevie Sussex, 1az, Sussex-14.489; 22. Jake Swanson, 05, Swanson/VanDyne-14.515; 23. Brad Kuhn, 10, Cook-14.517; 24. Trey Marcham, 37, McQueen-14.545; 25. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-14.613; 26. Kyle Edwards, 39, Edwards-14.647; 27. Bobby East, 4, Klatt-14.698; 28. Terry Goodwin, 2G, Goodwin-14.748; 29. Aaron Reutzel, 91a, Thomas-14.768; 30. Rick Shuman, 22az, Shuman-14.853; 31. Josh Pelkey, 12jr, Allen-15.021.

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 11a-Andrew Felker, 2. 71-Christopher Bell, 3. 24-Tracy Hines, 4. 67-Tanner Thorson, 5. 9p-Parker Price-Miller, 6. 5d-Zach Daum, 7. 91a-Aaron Reutzel, 8. 1az-Stevie Sussex.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 57-Mike Spencer, 2. 55-Taylor Ferns, 3. 51-R.J. Johnson, 4. 7-Shannon McQueen, 5. 05-Jake Swanson, 6. 39x-Kyle Edwards, 7. 22az-Rick Shuman. DNS: 99-Brady Bacon.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 56-Darren Hagen, 2. 10-Brad Kuhn, 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas, 4. 68-Ronnie Gardner, 5. 7c-Caleb Armstrong, 6. 12jr-Josh Pelkey, 7. 4-Bobby East, 8. 7a-Dalton Armstrong.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 39-Bryan Clauson, 2. 3-Chris Windom, 3. 55x-Nick Drake, 4. 67k-Rico Abreu, 5. 37-Trey Marcham, 6. 73-Dave Darland, 7. 2g-Terry Goodwin.

“B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 99-Brady Bacon, 2. 73-Dave Darland, 3. 7c-Caleb Armstrong, 4. 9p-Parker Price-Miller, 5. 5d-Zach Daum, 6. 37-Trey Marcham, 7. 05-Jake Swanson, 8. 12jr-Josh Pelkey, 9. 39x-Kyle Edwards, 10. 4-Bobby East, 11. 91a-Aaron Reutzel, 12. 7a-Dalton Armstrong, 13. 22x-Rick Shuman. DNS: 2g-Terry Goodwin, 1az-Stevie Sussex.

“A” Feature (30 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 67-Christopher Bell (3), 2. 99-Brady Bacon (7), 3. 39-Bryan Clauson (12), 4. 56-Darren Hagen (5), 5. 67k-Rico Abreu (4), 6. 24-Tracy Hines (6), 7. 5d-Zach Daum (22), 8. 73-Dave Darland (9), 9. 10-Brad Kuhn (20), 10. 57-Mike Spencer (18), 11. 7c-Cale Armstrong (8), 12. 51-R.J. Johnson (10), 13. 67-Tanner Thorson (1), 14. 55x-Nick Drake (19), 15. 11a-Andrew Felker (17), 16. 7-Shannon McQueen (2), 17. 68-Ronnie Gardner (11), 18. 9p-Parker Price-Miller (13), 19. 37-Trey Marcham (21), 20. 91T-Tyler Thomas (15) 21. 3-Chris Windom (16), 22. 55-Taylor Ferns (14).

Lap Leaders: Tanner Thorson 1-7, Christopher Bell 8-30.

USAC Southwest vs. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 17m-Michael Colegrove, 2. 9p-Parker Price-Miller, 3. 20-Shon Deskins, 4. 6-Ronnie Clark, 5. 73-Dave Darland, 6. 68-Gary Taylor, 7. 12j-Josh Grady, 8. 57-Stevie Sussex.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 4g-Jerry Coons, Jr., 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 2x-Josh Shipley, 4. 9-Ryan Linder, 5. 74-Colby Copeland, 6. 57x-James Aragon, 7. 53-Tom Lee, 8. 7k-Bruce St. James, 9. 26-Connor Kassik.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 29-Mike Bonneau, 2. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 3. 99-Brady Bacon, 4. 5v-Bradley Terrell, 5. 48-Thomas Ogle, 6. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 7. 21a-Aaron Reutzel, 8. 98x-Joe Ramaker, 9. 02-Matt Rossi.

Qualifying Races (Top 16 in combined passing points from heats and qualifiers to “A” Main; Balance to “B” Main):

First Qualifying Race (8 Laps): 1. 73-Dave Darland, 2. 68-Gary Taylor, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 6-Ronnie Clark, 5. 4g-Jerry Coons, Jr., 6. 99-Brady Bacon, 7. 53-Tom Lee, 8. 26-Conner Kassik, 9. 12j-Josh Grady.

Second Qualifying Race (8 Laps): 1. 74-Colby Copeland, 2. 5v-Bradley Terrell, 3. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 4. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 5. 57-Stevie Sussex, 6. 21a-Aaron Reutzel, 7. 02-Matt Rossi, 8. 2x-Josh Shipley, 9. 29-Mike Bonneau.

Third Qualifying Race (8 Laps): 1. 48-Thomas Ogle, 2. 20-Shon Deskins, 3. 17m-Michael Colegrove, 4. 9-Ryan Linder, 5. 9p-Parker Price-Miller, 6. 5d-Dalten Gabbard, 7. 7k-Bruce St. James, 8. 57x-James Aragon, 9. 98x-Joe Ramaker.

“B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 21a-Aaron Reutzel, 2. 5d-Dalten Gabbard, 3. 7k-Bruce St. James, 4. 2x-Josh Shipley, 5. 29-Mike Bonneau, 6. 12j-Josh Grady, 7. 57x-James Aragon, 8. 53-Tom Lee, 9. 26-Conner Kassik, 10. 02-Matt Rossi, 11. 98x-Joe Ramaker.

“A” Feature (30 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 77m-R.J Johnson (1), 2. 99-Brady Bacon (7), 3. 4g-Jerry Coons, Jr. (8), 4. 73-Dave Darland (5), 5. 21a-Aaron Reutzel (17), 6. 17m-Michael Colegrove (2), 7. 57-Stevie Sussex (16), 8. 5v-Bradley Terrell (9), 9. 68-Gary Taylor (12), 10. 48-Thomas Ogle (10), 11. 9p-Parker Price-Miller (11), 12. 8-Bob Ream, Jr. (15), 13. 7k-Bruce St. James (19), 14. 2x-Josh Shipley (20), 15. 6-Ronnie Clark (13), 16. 12j-Josh Grady (22), 17. 20-Shon Deskins (3), 18. 74-Colby Copeland (6), 19. 9-Ryan Linder (14), 20. 29-Mike Bonneau (21), 21. 50-Charles Davis, Jr. (4), 22. 5d-Dalten Gabbard (18).

Lap Leaders: R.J. Johnson 1-30.

 

 

  Ventura Raceway

(November 10, 2013, Noel Dawson, Ventura Raceway) OXNARD, CA – Richard Vander Weerd has not seen Ventura Raceway all year but he remembered quickly as he took a dominant victory in Saturday night’s 30 lap VRA Sprint Car feature. Vander Weerd officially started 4th and led all 30 laps to a 2.5 second win in newly-retired Victor Davis’ #13 Lucas Oil/Fast Undercar machine.

Jake Vail and Guy Woodward led the field to the first attempt at a start. Vail led into turn 3 when Woodward made contact with Vail sending both cars up the track collecting four more cars including points leader Greg Taylor and two-time 2013 winner Troy Rutherford. In all, six cars were collected at the top of turn 3 and all were able to continue except Woodward. On the restart, Luke Boles inherited the pole and Vander Weerd moved up to the outside pole with Vander Weerd taking the lead from the drop of the flag and driving away from the field. In the back, both Taylor and Rutherford were storming through the field as they attempted to make up lost ground from the first lap incident.

By lap 18, Vander Weerd had built a nearly half-lap lead over second running Boles and Rutherford had worked his way back to 3rd. Going into turn 1, Boles was the victim of an errant slide job by Rutherford that ended Boles’ night with a broken front end and left Rutherford stopped in turn 1, ending his night as a result of the two stop rule. On the restart, Vander Weerd easily pulled away from Rick Hendrix, now running in 2nd. Vander Weerd went unchallenged over those final 12 laps to take the checkered flag. Hendrix came home 2nd, Taylor rebounded nicely to finish 3rd, Tom Hendricks was 4th, and Kyle Smith rounded out the top 5.

With only the final race of 2013 remaining, Taylor’s points lead over Hendricks is now 175. After two straight DNFs, Woodward’s title chances are slim but still alive, 250 back of Taylor. All Taylor needs to do is take the green flag of next weekend’s heat race and Feature and he will clinch the 2013 VRA Sprint Car title. The evening began with Jace Vander Weerd taking Extreme Mufflers Heat #1 and Taylor taking Saldana Racing Products Heat #2

The Senior Sprints finished up their 2013 with a new face in victory lane for the second straight race. Steve Brown became just the third different driver to win a Senior Feature this year as he grabbed his first career Ventura win. Brown started on the pole and led all 20 laps. Ed Schwarz and 2013 champion Clif Warren battled throughout the race for 2nd with Warren taking the position on lap 17. The remaining two laps were not enough time for Warren to challenge for the lead as Brown cruised to victory. Warren was 2nd, Schwarz was 3rd and he took the evening’s only heat race.

The Hobby Stocks concluded their first season back at Ventura in over ten years with the biggest field of the year, 14 cars. David Heurung tried to make the most of a night where his sponsor and family’s company, Davmar Air Compressors, offered up division t-shirts to fans and drivers in attendance. Heurung started on the pole and led the first 19 laps. Coming off turn four to the checkered, Heurung’s right rear tire went down, allowing Danny Quinn to catch and beat him to the line for the win. Quinn was a perfect three wins in three starts in 2013 at Ventura. Heurung held on for 2nd and Ernie Malone was 3rd. Ricky Dinger, son of 2013 champion Scott Dinger, came home 4th in his first ever start at Ventura. Former Sport Compact champion, Trevor Fitzgibbon took the win in heat #1 in his first Hobby Stock start and Tom Stephens Jr took heat #2.

Eight is great for Zack Peterson as he took his eighth Sport Compact win of the season. Teammate Andrew Greiman was 2nd and Trenton Morley was third. Greiman’s runner-up finished allowed him to grab 2nd in points from James Adler by just 25 with one night of racing left. Eric Griffin took the heat race win.

Austin Blair’s night in his Focus Midget did not start off well, making only one lap in his heat race after getting collected in an incident in turn 3. Blair made up for it in the feature as he led all 20 laps beating Courtney Crone and Calvin Carroll to the line. Crone took the heat race win.

Matt Jones put the finishing touches on his 2013 Go-Kart championship with a clean sweep of the night’s racing with a heat win and his sixth Feature win of the year. Jones took the lead from Mike Evans on lap 4 and was never challenged. Justin Raper finished 2nd and Kenny Byers finished 3rd.

The Junior Divisions put another season in the books on Saturday night. Mike Long took the win in the 15 lap Junior Midget race. In the Mini Dwarf Superchargers, division champion JD Brown chased Sandy Brown until they encountered lap traffic which JD navigated better than Sandy and grabbed the lead. JD led the remaining laps for his eighth win of the year. Garrett Egan capped off a very successful 2013 with his sixth feature win in the Mini Dwarf Piston division.

Ventura Raceway will pull the curtain down on its 2013 season next Saturday night. The VRA Sprint Car championship will go down to the final race as Hendricks and Woodward get one last shot at taking down Greg Taylor. Mike Neal has wrapped up the Senior Dwarf Car title and Johnny Conley will try to wrap up the Pro Dwarf Car title. Ricky Lewis, David Knight, and Robert Peterson will look to wrap up their titles in Mod Lites, Quad Open, and Quad Sportsman respectively. The Sport Compacts and Go-Karts will have one final shot at grabbing a checkered flag.

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Ventura Raceway Race Results for 11/09/2013

MYLAPS Data for 11/09/13 http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/973672

VRA Sprint Cars

Race #13 11/09/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Richard Vander Weerd, Visalia, 30 Laps; 2. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 30 Laps; 3. Greg Taylor, Ventura, 30 Laps; 4. Tom Hendricks, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 5. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 6. Jace Vander Weerd, Visalia, 30 Laps; 7. Charlie Butcher, Santa Barbara, 30 Laps; 8. Austin DeBlauw, lVentura, 30 Laps; 9. Bradley Morris, Romoland, CA, 29 Laps; 10. George Morris, 28 Laps; 11. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 28 Laps; 12. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 18 Laps; 13. Luke Boles, Goleta, 18 Laps; 14. Troy Rutherford, Ojai, 18 Laps; 15. Jake Vail, Ojai, 4 Laps; 16. Guy Woodward, Santa Clarita, 0 Laps

Lap Leaders: Richard Vander Weerd (1-30)

Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Jace Vander Weerd; Saldana Racing Products Heat 2: Greg Taylor

Keizer Aluminum Wheels High Point Award: Rick Hendrix

K&N Engineering Hard Charger Award: Kyle Smith

DJ Safety Hard Luck Award: Luke Boles

Top 10 in points (Adjusted): 1. Greg Taylor, 2730; 2. Tom Hendricks, 2555; 3. Guy Woodward, 2480; 4. Kyle Smith, 2095; 5. Rick Hendrix, 2040; 6. Luke Boles, 2035; 7. Austin DeBlauw, 1635; 8. David Taylor Jr., 1540; 9. Bruce Douglass, 1275; 10. Charlie Butcher, 1230

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VRA Senior Sprints

Race #13 11/09/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Steve Brown, Ontario, Ca, 20 Laps; 2. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 20 Laps; 4. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 5. Mike Cook, Long Beach, 20 Laps; 6. Greg Andrews, Fillmore, Ca, 19 Laps; 7. Wayne Heurung, 19 Laps

Lap Leaders: Steve Brown (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: SpinTech Mufflers Heat 1: Ed Schwarz

Top 10 in points: 1. Cliff Warren, 3245; 2. Chris Meredith, 2825; 3. Steve Brown, 2405; 4. Mike Cook, 2260; 5. Ed Schwarz, 1750; 6. Greg Andrews, 1260; 7. Wally Pankratz, 1145; 8. David Marini, 755; 9. Rob Kershaw, 240; 10. Victor Davis, 200

 

 

Sprintcar Association Of NSW, KC Tools Race Results:

November 9, 2013 – Parramatta, NSW Australia – Valvoline Raceway–

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. J O’Neill, 2. B Czuczi, 3. T Evans, 4. A Brien, 5. J Thompson, 6. T Bell Bowen, 7. M Attard. 8. S Caunt, 9. G Black, 10. J Lawler, 11. M Jordan, 12. D Thompson. 2:15.328. HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. J Delamont, 2. R Bell Bowen, 3. D Abbott, 4. B Skipper, 5. M Craft, 6. K Becker, 7. C Ware, 8. B Stacey, 9. K Caunt, 10. H Sayers, 11 L Cox, (DNF) T David. NT. HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. J Thompson, 2. T Bell Bowen, 3. M Attard, 4. S Caunt, 5. J Lawler, 6. J O’Neill, 7. T Evans, 8. A Brien, 9. B Czuczi, 10. M Jordan, 11. G Black, 12. D Thompson. 2:09.828. HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. B Skipper, 2. B Stacey, 3. D Abbott, 4. K Becker, 5. R Bell Bowen, 6. M Craft, 7. J Delamont, 8. T David, 9. K Caunt, 10. L Cox, 11. C Ware, 12. H Sayers. 2:13.848.

DASH: (6 laps) 1. R Bell Bowen, 2. D Abbott, 3. J Delamont, 4. J O’Neill, 5. J Thompson, 6. B Skipper. 1:18.641

FINAL: (25 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Damian Abbott (10), 2. James Thompson (11), 3. Roddy Bell Bowen (8), 4. Matt Craft (1), 5. Blake Skipper (12), 6. Kim Becker (4), 7. Jeff Lawler (16), 8. Tim Evans (2), 9. Kyle Caunt (17), 10. Mark Attard (7), 11. Steve Caunt (14), 12. Anthony Brien (15), 13. Cameron Ware (22), 14. Hayley Sayers (20), 15. Troy David (18), (DNF) Toby Bell Bowen (6), (DNF) Michael Jordan (24), (DNF) Brad Stacey (3), (DNF) Brian Czuczi (13), (DNF) Gavin Black (23), (DNF) Dick Thompson (21), (DNF) Jamie O’Neill (9), (DNF) Luca Cox (19), (EXC) Jackson Delamont (7). NT

FINAL LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Evans, Laps 4-23 Toby Bell Bowen, Lap 24-25 Abbott.

 

 

SPRINTCAR ASSOCIATION OF NSW, RACE RESULTS:

November 2, 2013 – Parramatta, NSW Australia – Valvoline Raceway–

HEAT 1: (10 laps) 1. K Becker, 2. T Bell-Bowen, 3. D Campbell, 4. K Kinser, 5. D Abbott, 6. S Dyson, 7. G Tunks. 8. W Skipper, 9. J Delamont, 10. T Evans, 11. J Davis. 2:13.87. HEAT 2: (10 laps) 1. B Atkinson, 2. B Skipper, 3. C Brady, 4. I Loudoun, 5. W Ferguson, 6. A Brien, 7. P Gordon, 8. A Maher, 9. M Attard, 10. Matt Dumesny, 11 G Stanshall. 2:09.58. HEAT 3: (10 laps) 1. R Bell-Bowen, 2. J Thompson, 3. Max Dumesny, 4. T Little, 5. B Stacey, 6. M Johnston, 7. S Caunt, 8. J Matchett, 9. S Sheedy. NT. HEAT 4: (10 laps) 1. Abbott, 2. Tunks, 3. T Bell-Bowen, 4. Kinser, 5. Campbell, 6. Dyson, 7. Davis. NT. HEAT 5: (10 laps) 1. Maher, 2. Atkinson, 3. Loudoun, 4. Gordon, 5. Ferguson, 6. B Skipper, 7. Stanshall, 8. Attard. NT. HEAT 6: (10 laps) 1. Max Dumesny, 2. Thompson, 3. Caunt, 4. R Bell-Bowen, 5. Matchett, 6. Little, 7. Stacey, 8. Sheedy, 9. Bourke. NT.

B MAIN: (10 laps) 1. Attard, 2. Delamont, 3. Matt Dumesny, 4. Bourke, 5. Stanshall, 6. Sheedy. NT

A MAIN: (30 laps – With Starting Positions) 1. Adrian Maher (2), 2. Troy Little (13), 3. Ian Loudoun (6), 4. Max Dumesny (11), 5. Darryl Campbell (5), 6. Ben Atkinson (12), 7. Damian Abbott (7), 8. James Thompson (10), 9. Jackson Delamont (22), 10. Rod Bell-Bowen (9), 11. Toby Bell-Bowen (8), 12. Warren Ferguson (14), 13. Blake Skipper (4), 14. Jimmy Matchett (19), 15. Matt Dumesny (23), 16. Steve Caunt (15), 17. Grant Tunks (1), 18. Peter Gordon (16), 19. Peter Bourke (24), 20. Mark Attard (21), 21. Brad Stacey (17), 22. Sean Dyson (18), 23. Kim Becker (20), 24. Kody Kinser (3). NT

A MAIN LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Maher, Laps 26-28 Atkinson, Lap 29 Little, Lap 30 Maher.

 

Tim Kaeding dominates 360 Sprint Car portion of the “Tribute to Gary Patterson” at the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – November 4, 2013…When it comes to dominating performances San Jose, CA’s Tim Kaeding has certainly had a fair share throughout his career and on Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track he definitely had another, by handily winning the 360 Sprint Car portion of the 30th annual “Tribute to Gary Patterson.”

Kaeding held a near half-lap lead at times during the 30-lap contest and motored away following a late-race restart to take the checkered flag by 2.349 seconds over Rutherford’s Rico Abreu and 11th starting Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol. “TK” has had another tremendous season driving for Dennis & Teresa Roth and Saturday’s win was his first at the Stockton Dirt Track, after finishing runner up to Kyle Larson in March with the World of Outlaws at the 3/8 mile oval.

“This thing was a rocket ship in the main event right there and I really have to thank my whole team for everything they have done for me this season.” commented Kaeding. “Dennis & Teresa Roth have given me a great opportunity these last number of years and it’s been a great season for us in 2013. I’ve also been friends with Gary Patterson’s son Jimmy for a long time, so it’s pretty cool to win here tonight at the GP and that one was definitely for Jimmy. I also want to thank all you fans for coming out tonight and supporting us.”

When the feature began it was Abreu jumping into the lead ahead of pole sitter & Chase Chevrolet Dash winner Shane Golobic of Fremont. Around lap-eight Kaeding made his presence known and carved his way around Golobic for second and then charged into the lead on lap-nine. After that the former two-time Golden State/ King of the West 410 champ rocketed away from the field in impressive fashion. The fight for third on back then became the spot to watch, as Ensign battled Golobic for the third position.

Ensign would eventually take command of third on lap 23, prior to Golobic suffering a flat tire with just a handful of laps remaining, putting an end to his solid run. Up front it was all about Kaeding as he led the final four laps and took the checkered for victory aboard his Roth Enterprises No. 83 mount. Abreu finished second in the Abreu Vineyards No. 24 machine and would eventually cap the night by winning the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series portion of the “Tribute to Gary Patterson.”

Ensign scored a strong third place finish and was fun to watch through traffic in the McClish Motorsports No. 5v Sprinter. The 24-year-old also won a USAC Western Classic Series main event at the Stockton Dirt Track in June. Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, who has less than 10 Winged Sprint Car starts in his career, brought home an impressive fourth place finish at the helm of the Western Metal No. 37. This year’s “Fall Nationals” champion at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Mason Moore of Chico, did a solid job in the feature and rounded out the top-five aboard his Moore Insurance Services No. 22m Sprint Car.

Completing the top-10 in the 30-lapper were 17th starting Andy Gregg of Placerville, 22nd starter & hard charger in the main event Justin Sanders of Prunedale, 16th starter Sean Becker from Roseville, Henry Van Dam of Enumclaw, Washington and row-nine starter Chase Johnson from Penngrove.

The 12-lap Last Chance Qualifier was captured by Sean Becker, with the six-lap Chase Chevrolet Dash being picked off by Shane Golobic, who will take home an extra $400. Second place finisher in the Dash Rico Abreu will also get $200 and third place Tim Kaeding will receive $150.

We’d like to give thanks to Chase Chevrolet for their support of the 360 Sprint Car Dash during the “Tribute to Gary Patterson” at the Stockton Dirt Track. The four eight-lap heat races were claimed by Tim Kaeding, Mitchell Faccinto, Shane Golobic and Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox. The 360’s used group qualifying to open the night and it was Chico’s Jonathan Allard setting a new track record by clocking in at 14.400 around the 3/8 mile clay oval for fast time.

The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California and the physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com

You can also like the track on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stocktondirt?fref=ts as well as follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/stocktondirt and also visit www.stockton99.com for information on the paved oval.

 

Stockton Dirt Track 360 Sprint Car Results – 30th “Tribute to Gary Patterson”

39-cars

Fast time: Jonathan Allard 14.400

Heat one: 1. 83 Tim Kaeding, 2. 22m Mason Moore, 3. 0 Jonathan Allard, 4. Nick McCoulloch, 5. 35 Sean Becker, 6. 7 Steven Kent, 7. 49 Mike Monahan, 8. 20j James Sweeney, 9. 82j Steve Jaquith, 10. 23 Tomas Bray-Scully

Heat two: 1. 37 Mitchell Faccinto, 2. 3 Craig Stidham, 3. 24 Rico Abreu, 4. 33v Henry Van Dam, 5. 98 Chris Masters, 6. 77 Chris Magoon, 7. 97 Wayne Katen, 8. 18 Justin Sanders, 9. 5 Rick Fowzer, 10. 21 Roy Fisher

Heat three: 1. 22 Shane Golobic, 2. 33h Eric Humphries, 3. 5v Geoff Ensign, 4. 17g Shawn Arriaga, 5. 9 Dean Freitas, 6. 96 Luca Romanazzi, 7. 27 Brett Rollag, 8. 19 Art McCarthy, 9. 39n Nathan Washam, 10. 22d Nick Davis

Heat four: 1. 5h Justyn Cox, 2. 24mj Chase Johnson, 3. 99 Shawn Wright, 4. 14r Andy Gregg, 5. 9n Zack Lynskey, 6. 3f Gary Paulson, 7. 1m Mark Moore, 8. 39t Travis Degaton, 9. 24b Bradley Terrell

C-main: 1. Gary Paulson, 2. Nathan Washam, 3. Roy Fisher, 4. Art McCarthy, 5. Travis Degaton, 6. Steve Jaquith, 7. James Sweeney

Dash: 1. Shane Golobic, 2. Rico Abreu, 3. Tim Kaeding, 4. Mason Moore, 5. Mitchell Faccinto, 6. Henry Van Dam, 7. Justyn Cox, 8. Jonathan Allard

LCQ: 1. Sean Becker, 2. Zack Lynskey, 3. Steven Kent, 4. Justin Sanders, 5. Nick Davis, 6. Mike Monahan, 7. Luca Romanazzi, 8. Chris Masters, 9. Brett Rollag, 10. Mark Moore, 11. Gary Paulson, 12. Dean Freitas, 13. Tomas Bray-Scully, 14. Rick Fowzer, 15. Nathan Washam, 16. Chris Magoon

A-main: 83 Tim Kaeding, 2. 24 Rico Abreu, 3. 5v Geoff Ensign, 4. 37 Mitchell Faccinto, 5. 22m Mason Moore, 6. 14r Andy Gregg, 7. 18 Justin Sanders, 8. 35 Sean Becker, 9. 33v Henry Van Dam, 10. 24mj Chase Johnson, 11. 49 Mike Monahan, 12. 22 Shane Golobic, 13. 3 Craig Stidham, 14, 7 Steven Kent, 15. 99 Shawn Wright, 16. 5h Justyn Cox, 17. 22d Nick Davis, 18. 17 Nick McCoulloch, 19. 17g Shawn Arriaga, 20. 33h Eric Humphries, 21. 9n Zack Lynskey, 22. 0 Jonathan Allard

 

 

Shuman takes Springfield, Moore wins WAR

Springfield, MO(October 26,2013)- Taking the lead from Josh Stephens on lap ten, Casey Shuman won the WAR Series A-Main presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps at Springfield Raceway Saturday night. Shuman took the win in his Jesse Hockett Racing entry as he was followed to the checkered flag by Stephens. Casey Willis moved up to third from eleventh with Mark Finnell finishing fourth from his fourteenth starting spot. Danny Thoman rounded out the top five. John Helm was sixth followed by Aaron Kuhn from seventeenth. Steven Cross was eighth from eighteenth with Layne Himebaugh and Chad Shields rounding out the top ten. Mitchell Moore, last year’s runner-up in points, is this year’s WAR Series champion. Moore dropped out late in the race running third, but he had already clinched the championship by taking the green flag in the A-Main. Taylor Walton finished second in the season long points race. Walton was running fourth when he dropped out on lap fourteen. Austin Alumbaugh, last year’s WAR champ, flipped wildly at the start of his heat race and was transported to a local hospital. WAR Sprint Series presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Springfield Raceway, October 26, 2013 27 cars

A-Main- 20 laps

1. 77 Casey Shuman, Tempe, AZ (8) 2. 09 Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO (1) 3. 31 Casey Willis, Sperry, OK (11) 4. 27X Mark Finnell, Osage Beach, MO (14) 5. 27 Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO (13) 6. 12 John Helm, Kearney, MO (4) 7. 1K Aaron Kuhn, Independence, MO (17) 8. 19s Steven Cross, Clinton, MO (18) 9. 94L Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (10) 10. 81 Chad Shields, Grain Valley, MO (9) 11. 8 Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (16) 12. 59 Craig Budde, Bartelso, IL (15) 13. 04 Brad Graham, Springfield, MO (2) 14. 93 Steve Mahannah, Golden, MO (21) 15. 29C Devon Huff, Nixa, MO (20) 16. 51 Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (3)-DNF 17. 10 Will Register, Sedalia, MO (23)-DNF 18. 38 Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO (7)-DNF 19. 2A Dustin Arnall, Hartville, MO (22)-DNF 20. 14 Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (5)-DNF 21. 7s Wade Seiler, Alton, IL (6)-DNF 22. 00 PJ Grimes, Otterville, MO (12)-DNF 23. 1A Bradlee Ryun, Higginsville, MO (19)-DNF

1st Heat-10 laps 1. 38 Baker 2. 14 Walton 3. 09 Cross 4. 31 Willis 5. 27X Finnell 6. 1K Kuhn 7. 29C Huff 8. 2A Arnall 9. 14T Andrew Turley, Sedalia, MO (DNS) 2nd Heat- 10 laps 1. 77 Shuman 2. 12 Helm 3. 81 Shields 4. 00 Grimes 5. 27 Thoman 6. 8 Wingate 7. 1A Ryun 8. 10 Register 9. Goff(DNS) 3rd Heat-10 laps 1. 51 Moore 2. 04 Graham 3. 94L Himebaugh 4. 7s Seiler 5. 59 Budde 6. 93 Mahannah 7. 19s Cross 8. 26 Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville, MO (DNF) 9. 18X Nathan Ryun, Higginsville, MO (DNS)

 

 

Campbell Cruises, Three–Peat for Johnson in NCRA Sprint Finale!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas – October 26, 2013 - Jeremy Campbell took advantage of a mishap involving the front row starters to take the lead at the start and never look back in claiming the season finale for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car division Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City And while Campbell claimed his second tour feature win of the season, C.J. Johnson claimed a three-peat performance in locking up the 2013 tour championship.

S&S Trailer Sales pole sitter Jeff Stasa and outside front row starting Jason Martin raced side by side for position as the green flag fell for the twenty lap feature and was battling for the lead when Stasa got sideways entering turn three and collected Martin to bring out the caution. Stasa would tag the tail end of the field while Martin’s night would come to an end.

The restart saw third starting Campbell inherit the lead and would quickly open up a half stretch lead over second running Jordan Boston. The second and final caution flag of the night would wave for Boston as he went for a spin in turn two.

The final restart would put Johnson on Campbell’s rear bumper as the two drivers setting first and second in the point standings set the pace with Campbell getting a jump and once again took a commanding lead. That would be as close as Johnson would get as Campbell worked the bottom of the track to perfection and cruised the rest of the way to claim the victory.

Johnson laid claim to his third straight tour championship and fourth career with the series. Jon Freeman turned in a strong season ending performance to finish third while Don Droud, jr. came from his eleventh starting position using the cushion to bring the Ochs Brothers #1x sprinter home fourth while Marc Robe rounded out the top five.

The two, eight lap heat races were won by Martin and Stasa.

Johnson along with the rest of the top ten in final point standings will be officially awarded at the season ending banquet in late January. Information will be forthcoming in the coming weeks

Officials and staff of the National Championship Racing Association would like to thank S&S Trailer Sales for their “pole position” sponsorship for the 2013 race season as well as series sponsors Park City, Kansas, Precise Racing Products, Sunoco Race Fuels and Hoosier Racing Tires.

NCRA 360 Sprints

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

October 26, 2013

13 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Jason Martin, 2) Jeremy Campbell, 3) Rick Wright, Jr., 4) C.J. Johnson, 5) Marc Robe, 6) Don Droud, Jr., 7) J.D. Johnson

2nd Heat: 1) Jeff Stasa, 2) Jordan Boston, 3) Jon Freeman, 4) Kris Miller, 5) Jake Greider, 6) Jason Danley

A Feature: 1) Jeremy Campbell, 2) C.J. Johnson, 3) Jon Freeman, 4) Don Droud, Jr., 5) Marc Robe, 6) Jason Danley, 7) Kris Miller, 8) Jeff Stasa, 9) Rick Wright, Jr., 10) Jake Greider, 11) J.D. Johnson, 12) Jordan Boston, 13) Jason Martin

 

 

Stockon Strikes for Hall of Fame Classic Score at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (October 26, 2013) – Chase Stockon broke in Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car victory lane for the first time this year by racing topping Saturday night’s 13th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic finale atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Stockon enjoyed USAC accolades for the evening, Josh Shipley and Dustin Cormany completed a sweep of the weekend’s action in Loan Mart Challenge Cup Sprint Cars and Micro Sprints, respectively.

Starting from the sixth position, Stockon raced by pole starter for the lead on the second round and led the rest of the way in the 30-lapper. Hines chased the Elizabethtown, IN, driver to the line with Justin Grant, 14th-starter R.J. Johnson and 13th-starter Robert Ballou rounding out the top five.

Shipley rallied from the tenth starting position to claim Loan Mart Challenge Cup Sprint Car honors for the seventh time this season in front of 11th-starter Matt Lundy, Jesse Turner, Johnny Shelton, Jr., and Dennis Giles.

For the second night in a row, Cormany started first and finished first to run his Micro Sprint victory total at CSP this year to seventh with ninth-starter Ryan Walter, Colton Hardy, Joe Scheopner and Paul Martin in the top five.

Action continues at Canyon Speedway Park next Friday and Saturday with the 25th Annual IMCA Desert Classic featuring IMCA Modifieds, Viper Smart Start Pure Stocks, Modlite Nationals and Renegades. Saturday’s IMCA Desert Classic culminates with a $5,000-to-win IMCA Modified main event.

Canyon Speedway Park

13th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic Saturday Results:

Amsoil USAC National / USAC-CRA:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.747; 2. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-13.775; 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-13.842; 4. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.891; 5. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-13.924; 6. Nic Faas, 4x, Alexander-13.959; 7. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-13.972; 8. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.032; 9. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/BRaT-14.078; 10. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.085; 11. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-14.105; 12. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-14.124; 13. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-14.131; 14. Mike Bonneau, 29, Bonneau-14.154; 15. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.186; 16. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.194; 17. Michael Curtis, 11c, Curtis-14.200; 18. Damion

Gardner, 4A, Alexander-14.200; 19. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.218; 20. Charles Davis, Jr., 4G, Cook-14.237; 21. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.271; 22. Josh Pelkey, 12A, Allen-14.272; 23. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-14.299; 24. Jon Stanbrough, 73, Ford-14.303; 25. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-14.437; 26. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-14.443; 27. Shon Deskins, 20x, SDR-14.448; 28. Tom Ogle, 48, Ogle-14.558; 29. Andrew Reinbold, 19, Reinbold-14.673; 30. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-14.702.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Curtis, 2. Grant, 3. Courtney, 4. R.Williams, 5. Martin, 6. C.Williams, 7. Spencer, 8. Reinbold. 1:56.21

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Faas, 3. Gardner, 4. Stockon, 5. Pelkey, 6. Bonneau, 7. Hodges, 8. St. James. 1:53.51

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Windom, 3. Ballou, 4. Thomas, 5. Drake, 6. Mitchell, 7. Deskins. 1:54.29

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Davis, 3. Johnson, 4. Hines, 5. Clauson, 6. A.Williams, 7. Ogle. 1:54.23

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Spencer, 3. A.Williams, 4. Martin, 5. Pelkey, 6. Drake, 7. Mitchell, 8. C.Williams, 9. St. James, 10. Reinbold, 11. Deskins, 12. Hodges, 13. Bonneau, 14. Ogle. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Chase Stockon, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Justin Grant, 4. R.J. Johnson, 5. Robert Ballou, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Damion Gardner, 9. Austin Williams, 10. Josh Pelkey, 11. Brady Bacon, 12. Jon Stanbrough, 13. Matt Mitchell, 14. Nic Faas, 15. Mike Spencer, 16. Charles Davis, Jr., 17. Rip Williams, 18. Nick Drake, 19. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 20. Dave Darland, 21. Cody Williams, 22. Tyler Courtney, 23. Michael Curtis, 24. Mike Martin. NT

Loan Mart Challenge Cup Sprint Cars:

First Heat: 1. 2-Josh Shipley, 2. 16-Mike Visser, 3. 21b-Bradon Hacker, 4. 42-Katherine Aragon, 5. 0-Tanner Grau, 6. 27-Matt Lundy, 7. 5g-Dennis Giles.

Second Heat: 1. 5-Ty Mihocko, 2. 53-Tom Lee, 3. 5x-Dean Colquette, 4. 11az-Jesse Turner, 5. 35-Steve Wagner, 6. 21-Josh Castro, 7. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr.

“A” Feature: 1. 2-Josh Shipley, 2. 98-Matt Lundy, 3. 11az-Jesse Turner, 4. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 5. 5g-Dennis Giles, 6. 21b-Brandon Hacker, 7. 42-Katherine Aragon, 8. 0-Tanner Grau, 9. 35-Steve Wagner, 10. 21-Josh Castro, 11. 5-Ty Mihocko, 12. 5x-Dean Colquette, 13. 53-Tom Lee, 14. 16-Mike Visser.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 71-Cody Batten, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 12-David Tardiff, 4. 4-Ryan Walter, 5. 77-Aaron Miller, 6. 21-Brandon Sutton, 7. 53-Joe Pitts, 8. 21r-Johnathon Patrick.

Second Heat: 1. 14-Dustin Cormany, 2. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 3. 2x-Nick Aiuto, 4. 72-Bryan Cavitt, 5. 18-Travis Sellars, 6. 21b-Drake Hacker, 7. 55-Greg Pritts.

Third Heat: 1. 24-Pat Wing, 2. 17F-Joe Scheopner, 3. 42-Kenny Hillton, 4. 32-Dave Van Ess, 5. 29-Paul Martin, 6. 28-Mike Morin, 7. 57-Kyle Huttinghow.

“A” Feature: 1. 14-Dustin Cormany, 2. 4-Ryan Walter, 3. 41-Colton Hardy, 4. 17F-Joe Scheopner, 5. 29-Paul Martin, 6. 32-Dave Van Ess, 7. 24-Pat Wing, 8. 77-Aaron Miller, 9. 42-Kenny Hillton, 10. 21-Brandon Sutton, 11. 12-David Tardiff, 12. 18-Travis Sellars, 13. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 14. 28-Mike Morin, 15. 21b-Drake Hacker, 16. 21r-Johnathon Patrick, 17. 72-Bryan Cavitt, 18. 57-Kyle Huttinghow, 19. 2x-Nick Aiuto, 20. 71-Cody Batten, 21. 53-Joe Pitts, 22. 55-Greg Pritts.

 

 

It’s Sammy Swindell for the Third Time at STN!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 26, 2013) – Another birthday translated into another win for Sammy Swindell as he wired the field in Saturday night’s 26th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires 40-lap finale atop I-30 Speedway’s high-banked, -mile clay oval.

After locking into his 11th career STN finale with a win in Thursday’s preliminary feature, the veteran shoe bested son Kevin Swindell in the opening pair of corners and was in firm command the rest of the way as he celebrated his 58th birthday by collecting the $15,000 winner’s share over this year’s STN field of 105 competitors from 21 different states.

Swindell took the top spot in the 40-lapper that was interrupted by a pair of cautions at the lap 19 mark and ultimately beat Christopher Bell and Friday night winner Anthony Nicholson to the checkered flag.

In an unlikely turn of events, the elder Swindell landed on the pole of the night’s Dash when Kevin pulled the number one card in the Cheater’s Day style draw during a rain delay of nearly four hours following the “D” Mains. After a couple of minutes of deliberation, Kevin handed the pole position to his father, commenting “Happy Birthday”.

It was all Sammy Swindell from there as he added his third career STN triumph and second in three years after previous scores in 2011 and 1990.

Swindell won the Dash with ease to earn the pole for the $84,175 feature event, with Kevin making the move from third to second to start alongside his father in the main event.

And, after the pair entered turn one side-by-side on the initial lap and rubbed wheels, Sammy set the pace with Kevin giving chase for the first half of the race.

While Sammy slipped away by several car lengths early until traffic came into play after just eight laps, Kevin closed in to Sammy’s tailtank on the 13th round and kept the heat on Sammy until looping it exiting turn four on the 20th round.

With Kevin Swindell taking it pitside, seventh-runner David Gravel was pinched into the frontstretch wall on the restart and lost the right front wheel exiting turn two, collecting Channin Tankersley and Seth Bergman in the melee with all three done for the night.

Battling past Nicholson for position on the 16th lap, 18-year-old Bell restarted on Swindell’s tailtank in position to challenge for the win after starting tenth. Swindell’s Big Game Tree Stands No. 1 proved to stout though, gunning into the lead and slipping away from Bell and company.

Swindell opened a straightaway advantage in short order and, despite traffic over the final nine laps, was able to take the checkered flag with a comfortable advantage.

Bell jumped the cushion in Brandon Berryman’s No. 31b to allow Nicholson back into second on the 21st lap before regaining the position on the 25th round and then distancing himself from the remainder of the field to snare runner-up honors for the second year in a row.

Nicholson rounded out the podium in his first career STN championship feature start, Johnny Herrera crossed the stripe fourth in his first STN final start since 1990 and Shane Stewart was among the top five for the sixth time after winning the night’s Second “B” Main.

Chad Kemenah was sixth with Ray Allen Kulhanek, event rookie Terry McCarl, Dustin Morgan and Brandon Hanks completing the top ten.

McCarl was the top finisher of three STN rookie contenders to make it the 40-lap finale with his eighth place showing, besting Tyler Thomas in 13th and Kraig Kinser in 19th.

Three other drivers started their first career STN Championship finale including Nicholson in third along with Brandon Hanks in tenth and Tankersley in 16th.

Nic Jenkins and Ryan Beechler opened the night with wins in “E” Main action, with Justin Henderson and J.P. Bailey victorious in “D” Main action before Mother Nature intervened with showers that delayed the proceedings.

When action resumed, Zach Pringle and Paul Nienhiser topped “C” Main action with Kemenah and Stewart winning “B” Mains.

The First “B” Main offered up some drama in the battle for the seven transfer positions with Sam Hafertepe, Jr., first turned around by Dalton Davis for seventh and then Tony Bruce, Jr., and Davis getting together soon after with Zach Pringle flipping in the ensuing chaos. Hanks and Derek Hagar were the primary beneficiaries of the chaotic turn of events by landing transfer positions.

26th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Saturday Results:

“E” Main (Top 4 Advance to Corresponding “D” Main):

First “E” Main (6 Laps): 1. 1j-Nic Jenkins, 2. 69-Larry Howery, 3. 42-Henry Gustavus, 99-Blake Jenkins. DNS: 27x-Andy Shouse, 0m-Andy McElhannon, 12m-Kolt Walker, 5x-Tyson Hall, 93-Chris Sweeney, 3n-Nate Van Haaften, 12s-Adam Schmidt, 77x-Wayne Johnson, 8a-Wyatt Burks, 12-Jerrod Hull.

Second “E” Main (12 Laps): 1. 6b-Ryan Beechler, 2. 17wx-Cole Wood, 3. 12r-Nick Roberts, 4. 88m-Scottie McDonald, 5. 38-Rick Pringle, 6. 13-Todd Fayard. DNS: 81a-Chris Morgan, 4j-John James, 87r-Aaron Reutzel, 13TT-Triston Tidmore, 13T-Taylor Tidmore, 5s-Tyler Smith, 31-Brandon Berryman.

“D” Mains (Top 4 Advance to Corresponding “C” Main):

First “D” Main (12 Laps): 1. 91-Justin Henderson, 2. 49-Shawn Dancer, 3. 17x-Josh Baughman, 4. 39c-Travis Rilat, 5. 4pm-Whit Gastineau, 6. 57-Kyle Chady, 7. 42-Henry Gustavus, 8. 31g-Johnny Gardner, 9. 99-Blake Jenkins, 10. 40dd-Caleb Griffith, 11. 4x-Shawn Petersen, 12. 51-Matt Ward, 13. 1j-Nic Jenkins. DNS: 8-Alex Sewell, 01-Roger Crockett, 69-Larry Howery.

Second “D” Main (12 Laps): 1. 45b-J.P. Bailey, 2. 11s-Patrick Stasa, 3. 74e-Claud Estes, 4. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 5. 17m-Austin Brown, 6. 3-A.G. Rains, 7. 17wx-Cole Wood, 8. 27-Beau Stewart, 9. 23-Howard Moore, 10. 21-Ryan Kitchen, 11. 5r-Jerod Roller, 12. X-Charlie Louden, 13. 12r-Nick Roberts, 14. 36-Jonathan Beason, 15. 6b-Ryan Beechler, 16. 88m-Scottie McDonald.

“C” Mains (Top 4 Advance to Corresponding “B” Main):

First “C” Main (12 Laps): 1. 14z-Zach Pringle, 2. 95-Matt Covington, 3. 21x-Joey Moughan, 4. 9p-Parker Price-Miller, 5. 53-Jack Dover, 6. 39c-Travis Rilat, 7. 91-Justin Henderson, 8. 21tx-Brandon Schure, 9. 17g-Cody Gardner. DNS: 29-Brandon Hahn, 05-Brad Loyet, 14k-Kyle Bellm, 41-Jason Johnson, 39-Brad Bowden, 49-Shawn Dancer, 17x-Josh Baughman.

Second “C” Main (12 Laps): 1. 9-Paul Nienhiser, 2. 1-Sean McClelland, 3. 17w-Harli White, 4. 2j-Gary Taylor, 5. 26-Marshall Skinner, 6. 1h-Kyle Hirst, 7. 81-Danny Wood, 8. 74e-Claud Estes, 9. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 10. 17h-Blake Hahn, 11. 94-Jeff Swindell, 12. 11s-Patrick Stasa, 13. 88-Tim Crawley. DNS: w20-Greg Wilson, 19-Klint Angelette, 45b-J.P. Bailey.

“B” Mains (Top 7 from each Advance to “A” Main):

First “B” Main (15 Laps): 1. 6s-Chad Kemenah, 2. 82-David Gravel, 3. 93m-Dustin Morgan, 4. 6T-Terry McCarl, 5. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 6. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 7. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 8. 4am-Mike Goodman, 9. 9p-Parker Price-Miller,10. 21x-Joey Moughan, 11. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 12. 95-Matt Covington, 13. 12d-Dalton Davis, 14. 14z-Zach Pringle, 15. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 16. 1m-Danny Lasoski.

Second “B” Main (15 Laps): 1. 3g-Shane Stewart, 2. 31b-Christopher Bell, 3. 23x-Seth Bergman, 4. 0-Channin Tankersley, 5. 22h-Randy Hannagan, 6. 59-Kraig Kinser, 7. 6-Tim Shaffer, 8. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 9. 7s-Jason Sides, 10. 2j-Gary Taylor, 11. 87b-Jason Barney, 12. 1-Sean McClelland, 13. 9-Paul Nienhiser, 14. 10-Terry Gray, 15. 17w-Harli White, 16. 21b-Brian Brown.

Dash for Cash (Finish Determines Alignment of Front Three Rows of Main Event):

Dash (6 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell (1), 2. 71x-Kevin Swindell (3), 3. 45x-Johnny Herrera (4), 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (2), 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson (5), 6. 87T-Tyler Thomas (6).

26th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Championship “A” Feature:

A Feature (40 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 1-Sammy Swindell (1) [$15,000], 2. 31b-Christopher Bell (10) [$10,000], 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson (5) [$7,500], 4. 45x-Johnny Herrera (3) [$5,000], 5. 3g-Shane Stewart (8) [$2,800], 6. 6s-Chad Kemenah (7) [$2,750], 7. 21t-Ray Allen Kulhanek (4) [$2,725], 8. 6T-Terry McCarl (13) [$2,700], 9. 93m-Dustin Morgan (11) [$2,675], 10. 3h-Brandon Hanks (17) [$2,650], 11. 22h-Randy Hannagan (16) [$2,625], 12. 3-A.G. Rains (21) [$2,600], 13. 87T-Tyler Thomas (6) [$2,575], 14. 9jr-Derek Hagar (19) [$2,550], 15. 82-David Gravel (9) [$2,525], 16. 0-Channin Tankersley (14) [$2,500], 17. 23x-Seth Bergman (12) [$2,500], 18. 71x-Kevin Swindell (2) [$2,500], 19. 59-Kraig Kinser (18) [$2,500], 20. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (15) [$2,500], 21. 6-Tim Shaffer (20) [$2,500], 22. 1m-Danny Lasoski (22) [$2,500].

Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-40.

Note: A.G. Rains earned a starting berth via I-30 Speedway track champion provisional and Danny Lasoski started the main event via the STN Open Provisional.

 

 

Haudenschild, Garnes, Pinkerton and Smith Victorious at the Breast Cancer Awareness Sprint Spectacular at The Atomic Speedway
The Sprint car action started early when the always fast Ryan Broughton drove it in a bit deep on his qualifying lap and made contact with the turn 4 wall that catapulted him into a light pole and destroying his racer, fortunately Broughton was able to walk away. After setting fast time and winning his heat Danny Smith found himself on the front of the feature starting to the inside of Jac Haudenschild. At the drop of the green it was all Wild Child as Haudenschild took his Jamie Miller owned ride to the front and led the caution free features all 25 laps. When the checkered flag fell Haudenschild had lapped half of the field in the event. Following him to the line was Cole Duncan, Danny Smith, Jimmy Stinson and Ron Blair in the top 5.
Fast Time: Danny Smith 11.837
Heats: Cole Duncan, Jac Haudenschild and Ron Blair
Feature: Jac Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Danny Smith, Ron Blair, Jim Nier, Sam Ashworth, Josh Davis, Ryan Myers and Aaron Higgins
In the Late Model feature Chris Garnes drove his Swartz chassis racer right through he middle of the speedway and in the winner circle stated “all I had to do was keep it straight” and straight he went from the pole of the event right to the winners circle, but it was no easy task as during the entire race Devon Moran kept the pressure on Garnes while Moran also had his hands full of pressure from former feature winner Greggie Oliver. At the finish it was Garnes, Moran and Oliver as the top 3.
Fast Time: Andy Bond 14.459
Heats: Chris Garnes, Devon Moran and Freddie Carpenter
B Main: JT Conley
Feature: Chris Garnes, Devon Moran, Greggie Oliver, Chad Stapleton, Mike Wilson, Andy Bond, Ralph Withem, Delmas Conley, JT Conley and John Whitney
With 32 Modifieds in the house every position in every race was highly contested, and at the drop of the green the intensity only got higher as the front 4 of Pinkerton, Oliver, Johnson and Dickson put on a show that looked like fighter jets in a gymnasium. With Pinkerton running right up against the wall, Greggie Oliver doing anything he could to try to get under him without losing momentum to Kenny Johnson once again he is “always worth the price of admission” to Mark Dickson keeping the pressure on Johnson to Rob Stambaugh finishing 8th after starting clear back in 19th this was a premier race to see.
Heats: Greggie Oliver, Dave Pinkerton, Mark Dickson and Kenny Johnson
B Main: Dusty Boley
Feature: Dave Pinkerton, Greggie Oliver, Kenny Johnson, Mark Dickson, Jess Wisecarver, Nathan Loney, Davey Warnock, Roy Roush, JP Roberts and Jimmy Lennox
After starting third in the Street Stocks feature a patient Rob Smith moved his Whiteman Chassis racer to the lead on lap 5 and never looked back as the early leader had his hands full as Tommy Mossbarger was charging toward front from his 4th row starting position, but at the finish it was all Smith, Dickson and Mossbarger as the top 3.
Heats: Kyle Dickson and David Landman
Feature: Rob Smith, Kyle Dickson, Tommy Mossbarger, Justin Poling, Larry Highland, David Landman, Tim Cutler, Josh Hunt, Steve Carr and Butch Eblin

BRIGHT IS THE STAR IN CANDY BOWL ARDC FEATURE Kobylarz is 2013 ARDC Champion

Brenden Bright made sure that his third season in ARDC midget competition was not a winless one as he picked up his first win of the season in the final ARDC event of 2013. The 2011 ARDC Rookie of the Year struggled with mechanical issues throughout much of the season and missed several races during the summer months. Bright rejoined the schedule just three races ago, picking up a third and a win to close out the season.

Bright took the lead on lap thirteen from rookie, Jim Radney and then drove to the checkered flag seven laps later.

A multi car incident in turn two was the cause of a complete restart and Radney and Brett Arndt led the field to the green for the second attempt at lap number one. After getting upside down, Tony DiMattia was unable to continue. Jason Rice and Steve Craig were also casualties in this incident.

Radney took the lead on lap one as Arndt and Steven Drevicki battled it out for second. Drevicki came up with the spot and then challenged Radney for the lead, becoming the race leader on the second circuit. Drevicki led through lap five as Radney kept him in his sights from second. Ryan Greth moved up to third ahead of Arndt while Bright moved into fifth on lap five.

Radney raced back by Drevicki to take the lead on lap six. The caution came out again on lap eight as Dave Shirk and Brian Gilmore came together between the first and second turns. Radney held the advantage over Drevicki as Greth ran third. Bright had now advanced to fourth with Kyle Lick rounding out the top five.

Radney took the half way sign as the race leader as Bright moved up to third behind Drevicki. Bright took over second on lap twelve and used the outside line to drive into the lead one lap later.

Bright was able to navigate his way through lapped traffic as he drove away from the competition. Bright took the checkered flag followed by Radney, Drevicki, Greth and Alex Bright.

After missing his heat race due to mechanical issues, Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. started the feature from the scratch position and drove up to seventh to earn the Hyper Hard Charger Award.

Trevor Kobylarz restarted at the rear of the field after the lap one incident in turn two but his 15th place finish was more than enough to secure his first ARDC Championship as a driver and the second consecutive Owner's Championship for R/T Racing's, Dyke and Carey Becker.

Finish (20 laps) 1. Brenden Bright 2. Jim Radney 3. Steven Drevicki 4. Ryan Greth 5. Alex Bright 6. Brett Arndt 7. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 8. Billy Pauch, Jr. 9. Kyle Lick 10. Curt Michael 11. Steven Bull 12. PJ Gargiulo 13. Brett Wanner 14. Billy Courtwright 15. Trevor Kobylarz 16. Brian Gilmore 17. Dave Shirk 18. Clayton Glassman 19. Greg Fitzpatrick 20. Steve Craig 21. Jason Rice 22. Tony DiMattia DNS - Mark Gilmore

 

 

Spooktacular Action At Bubba Raceway Park

By- Jim Rouse

10/26/13. Ocala, FL- The Limited Sprints, Hobby Stocks, 1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks, TQ Late Models, and Rent-N-Roll Gladiators all took to the track with a spooky theme on board the property.

Hobby Stocks opened up the show with Mike Stalnaker the leader as Eric Moon chasing him until Moon's rocketship stalled out on lap four. At the halfway point the caution would fly for the stopped car of Cory Hupp; Stalnaker would have to fend off Jon Layerd and Trey Cameron, III for the lead. Stalnaker would hold on for his third win of 2013 as Trey Cameron, III and Rebecca Paugh took career best finishes with second and third, respectively. Charles Cantley and Cory Hupp completed the top five.

TQ Late Models would attack the track next and ten-year old Austin Strosahl would lead lap one. John Hopke would steal the lead on lap two and proceed to pull away from the pack. After a few cautions Dave Rader would jump to the lead and leave John Hopke in his tire tracks. As Terry Wright fought for the lead with Rader, Wright spun the #007 machine around and had to go back to the tail. Dave Rader would win a shortened event to keep the division with no repeat winners. John Hopke would end up second over Austin Strosahl, Sean Babcock, and Kevin McKenzie.

The Limited Sprints went out third and Mark Ruel, Jr. opened up the gap over Tyler Godwin and Danny Martin, Jr. On lap fifteen, as he ran fifth, "Captain" Tony Agin would cross the #38 up in turn four and allow Godwin and Martin another shot at Ruel up front. Ruel would not be denied as he took a commanding victory over Godwin, Martin, Steve Darvalics, and Terry Witherspoon.

The 1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks put on a fantastic event with Shane Nichols leading early on. A few cautions would slow his progress and keep Jonathan Appleby, Jason Gamble, and Brandon Elwood on his tail. It would be lap 12 before one- Appleby- would take advantage of a slip-up from Nichols and put his nose in the lead. Appleby would hold on to win a caution-marred event over Elwood, Gamble, William Gillam, and Mark Trexler.

The Rent-N-Roll Gladiators had quite a battle for second as Robert Gullett pulled out to a massive lead and never looked back. Brandon haseleu would get the better of Stephen Frankland for second while Tyler Bryden finished fourth.

Next week the Bubba Army Late Models return as well as the Scorpion Racing Products Modifieds. Hobby Stocks, 1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks, and the Florida Mini Sprints will also help open up November! For more info please visit www.bubbaracewaypark.com or call us at 352-622-9400!

Bubba Raceway Park Results (10/26/13)

Bubba Army Limited Sprints: Heat 1) 1- 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. 2- 24 Danny Martin, Jr. 3- 38 Tony Agin 4- 6 Brandon Grubaugh 5- 3 Otto Scrape 6- 3 Johnny Alexander 7- 42 Lee Scrape 8- 36 Ken Laureno Heat 2) 1- 98 Steve Darvalics 2- 82 Tyler Godwin 3- 3 AJ Maddox 4- 99 Gene Machuga 5- 2 Darren Orth 6- 43 Terry Witherspoon DSQ- 02 Gene Lasker Feature) 1- 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. 2- 82 Tyler Godwin 3- 24 Danny Martin, Jr. 4- 98 Steve Darvalics 5- 43 Terry Witherspoon 6- 6 Brandon Grubaugh 7- 3 Johnny Alexander 8- 3 Otto Scrape 9- 2 Darren Orth 10- 38 Tony Agin 11- 3 AJ Maddox 12- 99 Gene Machuga 13- 42 Lee Scrape SCR- 36 Ken Laureno SCR- 61 Tim Grubaugh, Jr. DSQ- 02 Gene Lasker

 

 

Clauson Conquers Hall of Fame Classic Opener at CSP!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (October 25, 2013) – Bryan Clauson continued his winning ways at Canyon Speedway Park by snaring Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car honors in Friday’s 13th Annual USAC Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic opener atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While the Noblesville, IN, shoe added his 23rd overall win of the year and seventh atop CSP clay, Josh Shipley bested the Loan Mart Challenge Cup Sprint Car ranks while Dustin Cormany topped the Micro Sprint forces.

After setting a fast time of 13.647 seconds earlier in the evening, Clauson took the lead away from USAC National championship rival Dave Darland on the 23rd of 30 laps en route to his seventh series win of the year ahead of Tracy Hines, with USAC/CRA rep Mike Spencer, National contender Kevin Thomas, Jr., and USAC/CRA points leader Damion Gardner rounding out the top five.

After leading laps 21 and 22, Darland crossed the stripe sixth while Oklahoma native Brady Bacon was credited with 13th after leading the initial 20 laps of the main event.

In Loan Mart Challenge Cup action, Josh Shipley raced from the fourth row outside for his sixth win of the year ahead of Matt Lundy with Ty Mihocko, Mike Visser and Jesse Turner rounding out the top five.

Likewise, Dustin Cormany notched his sixth Micro Sprint win of the year from the pole starting position with fellow front row starter Colton Hardy, Pat Wing, Dave Van Ess and Kenny Hilton in the top five.

The 13th Annual USAC Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars along with Loan Mart Challenge Cup Sprint Cars and Micro Sprints concludes on Saturday night with racing action going green at 7:00 p.m.

Canyon Speedway Park

13th Annual Hose Advantage Hall of Fame Classic Friday Results:

Amsoil USAC National / USAC-CRA:

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.647; 2. Nic Faas, 4x, Alexander-13.650; 3. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.694; 4. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-13.748; 5. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.822; 6. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.833; 7. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.929; 8. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-13.937; 9. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-14.017; 10. Jon Stanbrough, 73, Ford-14.018; 11. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.020; 12. Josh Pelkey, 12A, Allen-14.080; 13. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-14.158; 14. Damion Gardner, 4A, Alexander-14.187; 15. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-14.212; 16. Charles Davis, Jr., 4G, Cook-14.215; 17. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.232; 18. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-14.255; 19. Mike Bonneau, 29, Bonneau-14.311; 20. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-14.320; 21. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-14.321; 22. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-14.327; 23. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-14.406; 24. Michael Curtis, 11c, Curtis-14.478; 25. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-14.481; 26. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-14.499; 27. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-14.548; 28. Tom Ogle, 48, Ogle-14.586; 29. Shon Deskins, 20x, SDR-14.741; 30. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/BRAT-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Clauson, 3. Grant, 4. Spencer, 5. A.Williams, 6. Hodges, 7. Deskins, 8. Rossi. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Faas, 3. Bacon, 4. Martin, 5. R.Williams, 6. Courtney, 7. Stanbrough, 8. St. James. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Johnson, 3. Hines, 4. Windom, 5. Thomas, 6. Mitchell, 7. Bonneau. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Pelkey, 3. Davis, 4. Drake, 5. Curtis, 6. Ogle, 7. C.Williams. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Thomas, 3. Mitchell, 4. Hodges, 5. Courtney, 6. Ogle, 7. Curtis, 8. Deskins, 9. Bonneau, 10. St. James, 11. A.Williams, 12. R.Williams. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5. Damion Gardner, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Josh Pelkey, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Tyler Courtney, 10. Nick Drake, 11. Mike Martin, 12. Matt Mitchell, 13. Brady Bacon, 14. Chase Stockon, 15. Justin Grant, 16. Austin Williams, 17.

R.J. Johnson, 18. Tom Ogle, 19. Nic Faas, 20. Cody Williams, 21. Charles Davis, Jr., 22. Josh Hodges, 23. Chris Windom, 24. Jon Stanbrough. NT

Loan Mart Challenge Cup Sprint Cars:

First Heat: 1. 5-Ty Mihocko, 2. 2-Josh Shipley, 3. 23-Brandon Hacker, 4. 98-Matt Lundy, 5. 5g-Dennis Giles, 6. 11az-Jesse Turner, 7. 0-Tanner Grau, 8. 11T-Mike Waddel.

Second Heat: 1. 16-Mike Visser, 2. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 3. 42-Katherine Aragon, 4. 35-Steve Wagner, 5. 53-Tom Lee, 6. 28-Tyler Johnson, 7. 5x-Dean Colquette, 8. 57-Jeremy Johnson.

“A” Feature: 1. 2-Josh Shipley, 2. 98-Matt Lundy, 3. 5-Ty Mihocko, 4. 16-Mike Visser, 5. 11az-Jesse Turner, 6. 21-Brandon Hacker, 7. 11T-Mike Waddel, 8. 35-Steve Wagner, 9. 28-Tyler Johnson, 10. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 11. 57-Jeremy Johnson, 12. 42-Katherine Aragon, 13. 5g-Dennis Giles, 14. 53-Tom Lee, 15. 5x-Dean Colquette, 16. 0-Tanner Grau.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 77-Aaron Miller, 2. 24-Pat Wing, 3. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 4. 32-Dave Van Ess, 5. 12-David Tardiff, 6. 17F-Joe Scheopner, 7. 2x-Nick Aiuto, 8. 18-Travis Sellars.

Second Heat: 1. 41-Colton Hardy, 2. 14-Dustin Cormany, 3. 29-Paul Martin, 4. 4-Ryan Walter, 5. 101-Jim Branum, 6. 28-Mike Morin, 7. 21b-Drake Hacker, 8. 6az-Gary Winter.

Third Heat: 1. 42-Kenny Hilton, 2. 10-Christine Root, 3. 55-Greg Pritts, 4. 57-Kyle Huttinghow, 5. 21-Brandon Sutton, 6. 53-Joe Pitts, 7. 21r-Johnathon Patrick.

“A” Feature: 1. 14-Dustin Cormany, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 24-Pat Wing, 4. 32-Dave Van Ess, 5. 42-Kenny Hilton, 6. 17F-Joe Scheopner, 7. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 8. 12-David Tardiff, 9. 2x-Nick Aiuto, 10. 77-Aaron Miller, 11. 4-Ryan Walter, 12. 55-Greg Pritts, 13. 29-Paul Martin, 14. 53-Joe Pitts, 15. 21-Brandon Sutton, 16. 57-Kyle Huttinghow, 17. 18-Travis Sellars, 18. 21r-Johnathon Patrick, 19. 21b-Drake Hacker, 20. 28-Mike Morin, 21. 101-Jim Branum.

 

 

Nicholson Pulls Off STN Stunner in Friday Prelim!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 25, 2013) – Tennessee’s Anthony Nicholson pulled off what ranks among the biggest surprise wins in STN history by topping Friday night’s 25-lap preliminary feature at I-30 Speedway’s 26th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Nicholson outdueled Johnny Herrera in the early rounds and then denied Kevin Swindell’s last lap bid to post the victory in his No. 16 entry, securing a spot among the front three rows of Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship Feature event.

“If you would have told me a couple days ago that I would even make the show, I wouldn’t have believed it,” Nicholson commented after topping Friday’s 56 car field that brought this year’s STN total to 106 competitors. “I’m just beside myself right now!”

While Nicholson locked into his first career STN finale with the triumph, Kevin Swindell landed a spot in his fourth STN championship feature by snaring runner-up honors while Herrera raced into his just his second STN finale and first since 1990 by claiming third.

While Nicholson’s third overall win of the year to go along with a pair of USCS scores may have come as a surprise, the Millington, TN, shoe was clearly among the fastest cars all night. Nicholson raced from sixth to win his heat race then held on to the high point total by advancing from sixth to fourth in his qualifier to earn the pole position for the feature.

With Herrera starting to Nicholson’s outside, the duo battled in side-by-side fashion for the opening pair of circuits before Herrera took command to complete lap three. But Nicholson took quick advantage of a turn two bobble to reclaim the lead on lap four before the red flag flew for Greg Wilson’s flip in turn two after being unable to avoid a sideways Brandon Hahn.

After Hahn’s front axle broke and he spun a lap later collecting Paul Nienhiser in the process, the balance of the race ran off in non-stop fashion.

With Nicholson holding Herrera and Chad Kemenah at bay, tenth-starter Kevin Swindell was sixth by the lap four red flag stoppage before disposing of David Gravel and Shane Stewart for fourth by the eighth circuit.

Reaching the tail of the field on the 18th lap, Nicholson’s pursuers closed in on his tailtank. As the leaders bunched up in the final handful of laps, Swindell took to the high side to rally around Kemenah for third on the 23rd lap and then past Herrera for second on the white flag circuit.

As Nicholson stuck to the low line, Swindell made a valiant effort in the final pair of corners to make it a Swindell sweep of preliminary action after Sammy won Thursday night’s feature. But, when he missed the cushion coming off of turn four, Nicholson was able to secure the landmark victory.

“We were good on the bottom and I knew there were some guys there, I was gonna make ‘em go by on the high side though,” Nicholson explained.

Swindell settled for a close second in Bernie Stuebgen’s Indy Race Parts No. 71x with Herrera third in the Print Place No. 45x.

After running third from the outset, Kemenah fell one spot shy of a lock-in position in Ron Hammon’s No. 6s machine in fourth with Shane Stewart rounding out the top five in the Gaerte No. 3g.

Gravel was sixth, with Sam Hafertepe, Jr., advancing nine positions by racing from 16th to seventh. Dustin Morgan crossed the stripe eighth, with Wednesday’s STN Open winner Danny Lasoski in ninth and 18th-starter Kraig Kinser completing the top ten.

Parker Price-Miller, Joe Wood, Jr., Jack Dover, Nicholson, Claud Estes, Patrick Stasa and Kemenah topped heat race action, with Brandon Hahn, Paul Nienhiser, Tony Bruce, Jr., Swindell and Morgan winning qualifying races.

Wilson, Hafertepe, Jr., and Gary Taylor won the “B” Main.

After Shawn Dancer flipped on the opening lap of hot laps, fellow Ohio shoe Beau Stewart was among heat race flippers that also included Kolt Walker, Tyler Smith and Jerrod Roller. All returned to action except Smith.

Wyatt Burks walked away from one of the wilder rides of the night as the green flag flew upon the First “B” Main.

The 26th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway wraps up with Saturday night’s championship slate of feature events, with hot laps getting under way at 6:00 p.m.

26th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Friday Night Results:

Heat Races:

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 9p-Parker Price-Miller, 2. 49-Shawn Dancer, 3. 3g-Shane Stewart, 4. 87r-Aaron Reutzel, 5. 4pm-Whit Gastineau, 6. 13T-Taylor Tidmore, 7. 99-Blake Jenkins, 8. 01-Roger Crocket (Disqualified; Failed to report to scales after finishing third).

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 3. 10-Terry Gray, 4. 17m-Austin Brown, 5. 51-Matt Ward, 6. 5r-Jerod Roller, 7. 5s-Tyler Smith, 8. 12m-Kolt Walker.

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover, 2. 82-David Gravel, 3. 2j-Gary Taylor, 4. 45b-J.P. Bailey, 5. 26-Marshall Skinner, 6. 3n-Nate Van Haaften, 7. 1h-Kyle Hirst. DNS: 12h-Jerrod Hull.

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 2. 21k-Ryan Kitchen, 3. 88m-Scottie McDonald, 4. 59-Kraig Kinser, 5. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 6. 36-Jonathan Beason, 7. 42-Henry Gustavus, 8. 27-Beau Stewart.

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 74e-Claud Estes, 2. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 3. 87b-Jason Barney, 4. W20-Greg Wilson, 5. 71x-Kevin Swindell, 6. 8-Alex Sewell, 7. 17wx-Cole Wood, 8. 27-Beau Stewart.

Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 11s-Patrick Stasa, 2. X-Charlie Louden, 3. 29-Brandon Hahn, 4. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 5. 93m-Dustin Morgan, 6. 39-Brad Bowden, 7. 8a-Wyatt Burks, 8. 31-Brandon Berryman.

Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 6s-Chad Kemenah, 2. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 3. 9-Paul Nienhiser, 4. 1m-Danny Lasoski, 5. 27x-Andy Shouse, 6. 12s-Adam Schmidt, 8. 88-Tim Crawley.

Qualifying Races – Top 14 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 29-Brandon Hahn, 2. 6s-Chad Kemenah, 3. 1m-Danny Lasoski, 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 5. 45b-J.P. Bailey, 6. 17m-Austin Brown, 7. 4pm-Whit Gastineau, 8. 36-Jonathan Beason, 9. 99-Blake Jenkins, 10. Charlie Louden. DNS: 31-Brandon Berryman, 12-Jerrod Hull.

Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 9-Paul Nienhiser, 2. W20-Greg Wilson, 3. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 4. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 5. 26-Marshall Skinner, 6. 9p-Parker Price-Miller, 7. 21k-Ryan Kitchen, 8. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 9. 12m-Kolt Walker, 10. 42-Henry Gustavus. DNS: 5s-Tyler Smith.

Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2. 82-David Gravel, 3. 3g-Shane Stewart, 4. 2j-Gary Taylor, 5. 53-Jack Dover, 6. 88-Tim Crawley, 7. 5r-Jerod Roller, 8. 17wx-Cole Wood, 9. 27x-Andy Shouse, 10. 88m-Scottie McDonald, 11. 8a-Wyatt Burks.

Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 71x-Kevin Swindell, 2. 59-Kraig Kinser, 3. 87b-Jason Barney, 4. 10-Terry Gray, 5. 49-Shawn Dancer, 6. 8-Alex Sewell, 7. 01-Roger Crockett, 8. 27-Beau Stewart, 9. 74e-Claud Estes, 10. 12s-Adam Schmidt. DNS: 13T-Taylor Tidmore.

Fifth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 93m-Dustin Morgan, 2. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 3. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 4. 1h-Kyle Hirst, 5. 39-Brad Bowden, 6. 17x-Josh Baughman, 7. 51-Matt Ward, 8. 6b-Ryan Beechler, 9. 11s-Patrick Stasa, 10. 3n-Nate Van Haaften, 11. 87r-Aaron Reutzel.

“B” Features – Top 2 from Each Advance to “A” Feature

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. W20-Greg Wilson, 2. 59-Kraig Kinser, 3. 88-Tim Crawley, 4. 9p-Parker Price-Miller, 5. 27-Beau Stewart, 6. 74e-Claud Estes, 7. 17m-Austin Brown, 8. 36-Jonathan Beason, 9. 45b-J.P. Bailey, 10. 88m-Scottie McDonald, 11. 5r-Jerod Roller, 12. 42-Henry Gustavus, 13. 3n-Nate Van Haaften, 14. 8a-Wyatt Burks.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 2. 53-Jack Dover, 3. 26-Marshall Skinner, 4. 11s-Patrick Stasa, 5. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 6. 12m-Kolt Walker, 7. 27x-Andy Shouse, 8. 4pm-Whit Gastineau, 9. 21k-Ryan Kitchen, 10. 49-Shawn Dancer, 11. 12s-Adam Schmidt, 12. 17wx-Cole Wood. DNS: 87r-Aaron Reutzel, 31-Brandon Berryman.

Third “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 2j-Gary Taylor, 2. 87b-Jason Barney, 3. 1h-Kyle Hirst, 4. 39-Brad Bowden, 5. 8-Alex Sewell, 6. 17x-Josh Baughman, 7. 01-Roger Crockett, 8. X-Charlie Louden, 9. 6b-Ryan Beechler, 10. 51-Matt Ward, 11. 99-Blake Jenkins, 12. 13T-Taylor Tidmore. DNS: 5s-Tyler Smith, 12h-Jerrod Hull.

“A” Feature – Top 3 Finishers Locked into Saturday night’s $15,000 to win STN Finale.

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 16-Anthony Nicholson (1), 2. 71x-Kevin Swindell (10), 3. 45x-Johnny Herrera (2), 4. 6s-Chad Kemenah (3), 5. 3g-Shane Stewart (4), 6. 82-David Gravel (6), 7. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (16), 8. 93m-Dustin Morgan (11), 9. 1m-Danny Lasoski (12), 10. 59-Kraig Kinser (18), 11. 87b-Jason Barney (20), 12. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (5), 13. 17b-Ryan Bickett (8), 14. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr. (9), 15. 2j-Gary Taylor (17), 16. 53-Jack Dover (19), 17. 9-Paul Nienhiser (14), 18. 10-Terry Gray (7), 19. 29-Brandon Hahn (13), 20. W20-Greg Wilson (15).

Lap Leaders: Anthony Nicholson 1-2, Johnny Herrera 3, Anthony Nicholson 4-25.

 

 

Swindell Thumps Thursday STN Field!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 24, 2013) – Sammy Swindell left little doubt about the possibility of capturing a potential third STN crown by racing to a convincing victory in Thursday night’s 25-lap preliminary feature at I-30 Speedway’s 26th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

After capitalizing on some fortuitous happenings in his heat and qualifying races to garner the pole position for the main event, the Memphis area native fought off one challenge from Tyler Thomas in the early going before dominating the balance of the main event for his third career STN preliminary feature win and first since 2004.

“The track has changed some since we were here last year, so I’m really glad we raced last night,” Swindell commented of Wednesday night’s Short Track Nationals Open. “We were able to learn a lot and it really paid off tonight.”

While Swindell locked himself into the STN championship finale for the 11th time, unheralded Tyler Thomas of Collinsville, OK, claimed runner-up honors in his first STN effort with ASCS Gulf South champion Ray Allen Kulhanek of Conroe, TX, nipping California’s Randy Hannagan at the line to lock into his second career STN finale.

Swindell started the feature in the Big Game Tree Stands No. 1 from the pole position alongside another Gulf South shoe, Channin Tankersley, and gunned into the lead at the outset with fourth-starter Seth Bergman muscling into second before the caution flew after two laps for Terry McCarl, who spun to a stop before turn one with race-ending front end damage.

Fifth-starter Thomas, a POWRi Midget competitor with just a handful of winged Sprint Car starts to his credit, worked the middle of the track to pass both Tankersley and Bergman to move into second behind Swindell.

And after a lap six caution for Tankersley’s assisted turn four spin that sent Sean McClelland pitside, Thomas challenged Swindell for the point, actually edging into the lead at the line on the sixth lap.

Swindell proved too strong on the low side of the track though, racing back ahead and cruising the rest of the way with only a lap 13 caution for seventh-running Harli White, who clipped a tire and came to a stop in turn two.

While Swindell cruised to the stripe unabated, Thomas held down the runner-up position the rest of the way in a second Aaron Reutzel No. 87 machine.

Right behind Thomas, Kulhanek had his hands full with Randy Hannagan in the closing laps. With most of the field working the lower portion of the track, the San Jose, CA, native began working the middle of the track with some success past the midway point and worked past Christopher Bell, Dalton Davis and Seth Bergman to climb from seventh to fourth by the 19th circuit.

Hannagan reeled in Kulhanek with the pair then dicing side-by-side over the final three rounds before Kulhanek captured the critical third position by just inches at the line.

Hannagan settled for fourth from his 11th starting position with Bergman rounding out the top five.

Bell, last year’s STN runner-up, raced from 16th to sixth with 15th-starter Jason Sides, 18th-starter Mike Goodman, 17th-starter Brian Brown and Derek Hagar completing the top ten.

Kyle Bellm, Sean McClelland, Terry McCarl, Tankersley, Travis Rilat and Hagar topped heat race action for the 49-cars hand for the first of two STN qualifying nights with Harli White, Bergman, Hannagan, Swindell and Cody Gardner victorious in the qualifying races.

Hagar, Goodman and Sides won the “B” Mains.

Wayne Johnson went for a wild ride when he climbed a right rear tire six laps into the sixth and final heat race. Johnson, the 1997 STN winner, went to the hospital where x-rays on his leg proved negative.

The second half of the 26th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by COMP Cams field will take to I-30 Speedway’s -mile clay oval on Friday night to finish setting the stage for Saturday night’s slate of STN Championship Feature events.

26th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Thursday Night Results:

Heat Races:

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 2. 21x-Joey Moughan, 3. O5-Brad Loyet, 4. 17g-Cody Gardner, 5. 4am-Mike Goodman, 6. 95-Matt Covington, 7. 40dd-Caleb Griffith, 8. 1j-Nic Jenkins, 9. 13-Todd Fayard.

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 1-Sean McClelland, 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 3. 7s-Jason Sides, 4. 23x-Seth Bergman, 5. 12r-Nick Roberts, 6. 19-Klint Angelette, 7. 94-Jeff Swindell, 8. 4x-Shawn Petersen.

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 6T-Terry McCarl, 2. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 3. 31b-Christopher Bell, 4. 21t-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 5. 38-Rick Pringle, 6. 22h-Randy Hannagan, 7. 4j-John James, 8. 93-Chris Sweeney.

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 0-Channin Tankersley, 2. 31g-Johnny Gardner, 3. 81a-Chris Morgan, 4. 17w-Harli White, 5. 81-Danny Wood, 6. 0m-Andy McElhannon, 7. 91-Justin Henderson, 8. 13TT-Triston Tidmore.

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 39c-Travis Rilat, 2. 14z-Zach Pringle, 3. 12d-Dalton Davis, 4. 87T-Tyler Thomas, 5. 5x-Tyson Hall, 6. 17h-Blake Hahn, 7. 21b-Brian Brown, 8. 69-Larry Howery.

Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 2. 21tx-Brandon Schure, 3. 1s-Sammy Swindell, 4. 6-Tim Shaffer, 5. 23-Howard Moore, 6. 57-Kyle Chady, 7. 3-A.G. Rains, 8. 77x-Wayne Johnson.

Qualifying Races – Top 14 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 17w-Harli White, 2. 12d-Dalton Davis, 3. 0-Channin Tankersley, 4. 94-Jeff Swindell, 5. 21x-Joey Moughan, 6. O5-Brad Loyet, 7. 21tx-Brandon Schure, 8. 12r-Nick Roberts, 9. 1j-Nic Jenkins. DNS: 77x-Wayne Johnson.

Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 23x-Seth Bergman, 2. 95-Matt Covington, 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 4. 21b-Brian Brown, 5. 31b-Christopher Bell, 6. 41-Jason Johnson, 7. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 8. 23-Howard Moore, 9. 93-Chris Sweeney, 10. 4j-John James.

Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 22h-Randy Hannagan, 2. 6T-Terry McCarl, 3. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 4. 7s-Jason Sides, 5. 91-Justin Henderson, 6. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 7. 3-A.G. Rains, 8. 69-Larry Howery, 9. 38-Rick Pringle. DNS: 81a-Chris Morgan.

Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 1s-Sammy Swindell, 2. 87T-Tyler Thomas, 3. 4am-Mike Goodman, 4. 19-Klint Angelette, 5. 57-Kyle Chady, 6. 4x-Shawn Petersen, 7. 31g-Johnny Gardner, 8. 5x-Tyson Hall, 9. 39c-Travis Rilat, 10. 13-Todd Fayard.

Fifth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 17g-Cody Gardner, 2. 17h-Blake Hahn, 3. 14z-Zach Pringle, 4. 81-Danny Wood, 5. 1-Sean McClelland, 6. 6-Tim Shaffer, 7. 40dd-Caleb Griffith, 8. 0m-Andy McElhannon, 9. 13TT-Triston Tidmore.

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A” Feature

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 2. 95-Matt Covington, 3. 81-Danny Wood, 4. 21tx-Brandon Schure, 5. 91-Justin Henderson, 6. 19-Klint Angelette, 7. 94-Jeff Swindell, 8. 40dd-Caleb Griffith, 9. 93-Chris Sweeney, 10. 0m-Andy McElhannon, 11. 38-Rick Pringle. DNS: 77x-Wayne Johnson.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 4am-Mike Goodman, 2. 21b-Brian Brown, 3. 21x-Joey Moughan, 4. 41-Jason Johnson, 5. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 6. 57-Kyle Chady, 7. 13-Todd Fayard, 8. 1j-Nic Jenkins, 9. 12r-Nick Roberts, 10. 4x-Shawn Petersen, 11. 13TT-Triston Tidmore. DNS: 5x-Tyson Hall.

Third “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 7s-Jason Sides, 2. 6-Tim Shaffer, 3. O5-Brad Loyet, 4. 17h-Blake Hahn, 5. 69-Larry Howery, 6. 3-A.G. Rains, 7. 23-Howard Moore, 8. 4j-John James, 9. 81a-Chris Morgan, 10. 39c-Travis Rilat. DNS: 31g-Johnny Gardner.

“A” Feature – Top 3 Finishers Locked into Saturday night’s $15,000 to win STN Finale.

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 1s-Sammy Swindell (1), 2. 87T-Tyler Thomas (5), 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (6), 4. 22h-Randy Hannagan (11), 5. 23x-Seth Bergman (4), 6. 31b-Christopher Bell (14), 7. 7s-Jason Sides (15), 8. 4am-Mike Goodman (16), 9. 21b-Brian Brown (17), 10. 9jr-Derek Hagar (13), 11. 6-Tim Shaffer (20), 12. 95-Matt Covington (18), 13. 12d-Dalton Davis (10), 14. 3h-Brandon Hanks (12), 15. 0-Channin Tankersley (2), 16. 17w-Harli White (9), 17. 14z-Zach Pringle (8), 18. 6T-Terry McCarl (3), 19. 1-Sean McClelland (7). DNS: 17g-Cody Gardner.

Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-5, Tyler Thomas 6, Sammy Swindell 7-25.

 

 

The Dude Triumphs in STN Open!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 23, 2013) – I-30 Speedway’s week of STN festivities kicked off in rousing fashion with Dover, Missouri native Danny Lasoski besting a field of 95 competitors in Wednesday night’s Inaugural Short Track Nationals Open 25-lap feature event.

After taking the lead away from Johnny Herrera on the 15th circuit, Lasoski went on to not only pick up the $2,500 winner’s share but also assured himself a provisional starting position in Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN Championship feature event should he not race his way in. Lasoski can also pick up a $2,500 bonus courtesy of Dixon Road U-Pull-It in the event of a win in the finale.

Lasoski was chased to the line by the battling trio of Herrera, Christopher Bell and Tim Crawley, who are also eligible for the STN Open provisional that goes to the highest finisher among Wednesday night’s top four that fails to race into Saturday’s championship finale.

“It’s fun to drive when the car is working that good,” Lasoski commented of Mark Burch’s No. 1m Wolfweld.

While Lasoski took top honors in the Inaugural STN Open, Cody Gardner took care of some unfinished business earlier in the night by winning the Sixth Annual Ralph Henson Memorial that was postponed from September 28.

While Lasoski started the night’s STN Open main event from inside row three, Crawley and Tony Bruce, Jr., led the way to the green flag after accumulating the most passing points in heat race action.

Crawley, the 1998 STN champion, gunned into the lead at the outset with Albuquerque’s Herrera quickly moving from the third position into second before the red flag flew after one lap for Blake Hahn’s flip off of turn two.

Back under way, Herrera made quick work of Crawley by racing into the lead on the third circuit with fourth-starter Bell and Lasoski moving past two-time STN winner Bruce, Jr., for third and fourth, respectively by the fifth round.

Lasoski closed in on Herrera quickly, offering a brief challenge on lap 12 before rallying by on the 15th round for keeps.

“I knew right away we were good,” Lasoski explained. “I could see those guys spinning their tires, I knew I just had to be smooth and we’d be faster as the race went on.”

Racing through traffic adeptly, Lasoski opened up nearly a straightaway lead by the time the race’s second and final interruption occurred for a David Gravel spin in turn two with 19 laps in the books. Gravel, who had been running eighth, rejoined the field at the tail.

With Herrera, Crawley and Bell back on his tailtank for the six-lap dash to the stripe, Lasoski slipped away to comfortably win his 11th overall feature of the year and assure himself of a fourth career STN championship feature start after finishing sixth last year and fourth the previous year when he won a preliminary feature event.

In Lasoski’s wake, the battle for runner-up honors was a furious one among Herrera, Bell and Crawley, with Herrera bringing the Print Place No. 45x across the stripe second. Bell snared the show position in Brandon Berryman’s No. 31b machine with Crawley fourth in Mike Ward’s No. 88.

Kevin Swindell climbed from 11th to claim fifth, with Bruce, Jr., sixth at the stripe. Sammy Swindell turned in the top passing performance by racing from 20th to seventh with Greg Wilson, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Derek Hagar completing the top ten.

Hagar, Sammy Swindell, Jerod Roller, Bruce, Jr., Kevin Swindell, Seth Bergman, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Wilson and Hafertepe, Jr., topped heat race action.

Texas shoes Kolt Walker and Aaron Reutzel as well as New York’s Jason Barney topped “C” Main action with Wayne Johnson, Sammy Swindell and Terry McCarl scoring “B” Main wins.

In the Sixth Annual Ralph Henson Memorial feature postponed from September 28 that kicked off the night, Cody Gardner battled past Terry Gray on the third round and led the rest of the way in the 20-lapper for his fourth I-30 Speedway score of the year.

Gardner survived a late caution that set up a three-lap dash to the stripe, taking the checkered flag ahead of Terry Gray. Gray held off Anthony Nicholson’s challenges for second with pole starter Tyler Smith and 11th-starter Charlie Louden rounding out the top five.

The 26th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals gets under way on Thursday night with approximately half of the 100-plus field of entries taking to the -mile clay oval for a full card of heat races, qualifying races, “B” Mains and “A” Main with the top three finishers locked into Saturday’s finale. Thursday’s action gets under way with hot laps at 7:00 p.m.

Ralph Henson Memorial “A” Main (From September 28):

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 17g-Cody Gardner, 2. 10-Terry Gray, 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 4. 5s-Tyler Smith, 5. X-Charlie Louden, 6. 1j-Nic Jenkins, 7. 14z-Zach Pringle, 8. 2j-Jacob Blurton, 9. 32x-Robert Richardson, 10. 99-Blake Jenkins, 11. 21k-Kevin Hinkle, 12. 31w-Justin Webb, 13. 26-Marshall Skinner, 14. 55b-Brandon Echols, 15. 3w-Wade Oliver, 16. 3a-A.G. Rains, 17. 44-Ronny Howard, 18. 38-Rick Pringle, 19. 31g-Johnny Gardner, 20. 12T-Joe Young.

Inaugural Short Track Nationals Open:

Heat Races (10 Heat Race Winners Plus Top 8 in Passing Points to “A” Main, lined up according to Passing Points; 19-54 in Passing Points to Three “B” Mains; 55 on Back to Three “C” Mains:

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 2. 91-Justin Henderson, 3. 36-Jonathan Beason, 4. 1h-Kyle Hirst, 5. 14z-Zach Pringle, 6. 3g-Shane Stewart, 7. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 8. 94-Jeff Swindell, 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 10. 111-Kaley Engstrom.

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 1-Sean McClelland, 2. 82-David Gravel, 3. 01-Roger Crockett, 4. 95-Matt Covington, 5. 21b-Brian Brown, 6. 12s-Adam Schmidt, 7. 12T-Joe Young, 8. 13TT-Triston Tidmore, 9. 27x-Andy Shouse, 10. 17wx-Cole Wood.

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 5r-Jerod Roller, 2. 9p-Parker Price-Miller, 3. 39c-Travis Rilat, 4. O5-Brad Loyet, 5. 17g-Cody Gardner, 6. 6-Tim Shaffer, 7. 12d-Dalton Davis, 8. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 9. 12r-Nick Robert, 10. 21k-Kevin Hinkle.

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 2. 1s-Sammy Swindell, 3. 7s-Jason Sides, 4. 6T-Terry McCarl, 5. 8-Alex Sewell, 6. 12m-Kolt Walker, 7. 4pm-Whit Gastineau, 8. 93-Chris Sweeney, 9. 3n-Nate Van Haaften, 10. 21tx-Brandon Schure.

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2. 1j-Nic Jenkins, 3. 1m-Danny Lasoski, 4. 88m-Scottie McDonald, 5. 3-A.G. Rains, 6. 13T-Taylor Tidmore, 7. 99-Blake Jenkins, 8. 5x-Tyson Hall. DSN: 38-Rick Pringle, 55-Ty Young.

Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 71x-Kevin Swindell, 2. 31b-Christopher Bell, 3. 44-Ronny Howard, 4. 19-Klint Angelette, 5. 22h-Randy Hannagan, 6. 59-Kraig Kinser, 7. 26-Marshall Skinner, 8. 87b-Jason Barney, 9. X-Charlie Louden.

Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 23x-Seth Bergman, 2. 74e-Claud Estes, 3. 40dd-Caleb Griffith, 4. 6b-Ryan Beechler, 5. 27-Beau Stewart, 6. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 7. 17w-Harli White, 8. 31g-Johnny Gardner. DNS: 31w-Justin Webb.

Eighth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 2. 29-Brandon Hahn, 3. 17h-Blake Hahn, 4. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 5. 87T-Tyler Thomas, 6. 6s-Chad Kemenah, 7. 0-Channin Tankersley, 8. 5s-Tyler Smith, 9. 4x-Shawn Petersen.

Ninth Heat (10 Laps): 1. W20-Greg Wilson, 2. 93m-Dustin Morgan, 3. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 4. 21x-Joey Moughan, 5. 51-Matt Ward, 6. 13-Todd Fayard, 7. 17x-Josh Baughman, 8. 4am-Mike Goodman, 9. 10-Terry Gray.

Tenth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 2. 88-Tim Crawley, 3. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 4. 49-Shawn Dancer, 5. 23-Howard Moore, 6. 32x-Robert Richardson, 7. 57-Kyle Chady, 8. 42-Henry Gustavus, 9. 17m-Austin Brown.

“C” Features – Top 2 from Each Advance to “B” Features

First “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 12m-Kolt Walker, 2. 0-Channin Tankersley, 3. 87T-Tyler Thomas, 4. 42-Henry Gustavus, 5. 57-Kyle Chady, 6. 3h-Brandon Hanks, 7. 17m-Austin Brown, 8. 4pm-Whit Gastineau, 9. 17wx-Cole Wood, 10. 12r-Nick Roberts, 11. 5x-Tyson Hall. DNS: 26-Marshall Skinner, 10-Terry Gray, 55-Ty Young.

Second “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 87r-Aaron Reutzel, 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 3. 17x-Josh Baughman, 4. 12T-Joe Young, 5. 12d-Dalton Davis, 6. 111-Kaley Engstrom, 7. X-Charlie Louden, 8. 13T-Taylor Tidmore, 9. 13TT-Triston Tidmore. DNS: 5s-Tyler Smith, 4am-Mike Goodman, 27x-Andy Shouse, 31w-Justin Webb.

Third “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 87b-Jason Barney, 2. 59-Kraig Kinser, 3. 94-Jeff Swindell, 4. 17w-Harli White, 5. 8-Alex Sewell, 6. 21tx-Brandon Schure, 7. 4x-Shawn Petersen, 8. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 9. 3n-Nate Van Haaften, 10. 99-Blake Jenkins. DNS: 93-Chris Sweeney, 21k-Kevin Hinkle, 38-Rick Pringle.

“B” Features – Top 2 from Each Advance to “A” Feature

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 2. 39c-Travis Rilat, 3. 6s-Chad Kemenah, 4. 36-Jonathan Beason, 5. 21-Brian Brown, 6. 1h-Kyle Hirst, 7. 6-Tim Shaffer, 8. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 9. 0-Channin Tankersley, 10. 9p-Parker Price-Miller, 11. 51-Matt Ward, 12. 23-Howard Moore, 13. 44-Ronny Howard, 14. 12m-Kolt Walker.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 1s-Sammy Swindell, 2. 95-Matt Covington, 3. 87r-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 3g-Shane Stewart, 5. O5-Brad Loyet, 6. 21x-Joey Moughan, 7. 3-A.G. Rains, 8. 13-Todd Fayard, 9. 88m-Scottie McDonald, 10. 16-Anthony Nicholson, 11. 74e-Claud Estes, 12. 6b-Ryan Beechler, 13. 1j-Nic Jenkins, 14. 40dd-Caleb Griffith.

Third “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 6T-Terry McCarl, 2. 17g-Cody Gardner, 3. 7s-Jason Sides, 4. 22h-Randy Hannagan, 5. 29-Brandon Hahn, 6. 91-Justin Henderson, 7. 49-Shawn Dancer, 8. 87b-Jason Barney, 9. 27-Beau Stewart, 10. 19-Klint Angelette, 11. 12s-Adam Schmidt, 12. 14z-Zach Pringle, 13. 32x-Robert Richardson, 14. 59-Kraig Kinser.

“A” Feature:

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 1m-Danny Lasoski (5), 2. 45x-Johnny Herrera (3), 3. 31b-Christopher Bell (4), 4. 88-Tim Crawley (1), 5. 71x-Kevin Swindell (11), 6. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr. (2), 7. 1s-Sammy Swindell (20), 8. W20-Greg Wilson (6), 9. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (7), 10. 9jr-Derek Hagar (14), 11. 77x-Wayne Johnson (19), 12. 41-Jason Johnson (17), 13. 82-David Gravel (8), 14. 23x-Seth Bergman (12), 15. 1-Sean McClelland (15), 16. 01-Roger Crockett (13), 17. 95-Matt Covington (23), 18. 5r-Jerod Roller (16), 19. 39c-Travis Rilat (22), 20. 17g-Cody Gardner (24), 21. 93m-Dustin Morgan (9), 22. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (18), 23. 17h-Blake Hahn (10), 24. 6T-Terry McCarl (21) (DQ).

Lap Leaders: Tim Crawley 1-2, Johnny Herrera 3-14, Danny Lasoski 15-25.

 

 

Bryan Howland Bests Patriot Sprint Tour Field at Brockville

Steve Poirier Wins PST Canada Championship

Rich Vleck, BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO, (October 19, 2013)- Back in 2005, Bryan Howland went up to Brockville in October and ran cautiously to win his first PST Championship. On Saturday, Howland, now a four-time series champion, went to “The BOS” without points on his mind and went out and claimed the season finale.

Howland, of Auburn, NY, scored his 23rd career Patriot Sprint Tour win on Saturday afternoon at Brockville Ontario Speedway in his only trip to “The Beast of the East” in 2013. “Flyin’ Bryan” started third and pushed hard throughout the 25-lap feature to move by Jeff Cook with five laps remaining to score his second PST win of the year.

In the closing laps, Howland was able to hold off Steve Poirier. All was not lost for Poirier though, as his runner-up finish was more than enough to claim the 2013 PST Canada Championship and the $5,000 cash point fund that accompanies it.

Poirier came in to Saturday locked in a fierce battle with Jason Barney for the championship, but things would change drastically on the opening lap when Barney, who started sixth, looped his No. 87 on the high-side of turn one and was clipped by Chris Jones. Barney would return but was never a factor and would eventually pull off on lap 18.

On the ensuing original start, outside polesitter Etienne Girard would snag the lead away from polesitter Jeff Cook and would set sail on the field. The sophomore competitor would struggle upon reaching the tail of the field though, allowing Cook to run him back down and take the lead at halfway.

A lap later, the caution flag would appear and at that point it became apparent that perhaps Girard and Cook had pushed it too hard and worn out their right rear tires. Before the field went back to green, Girard would have to pit with a flat right rear tire.

Cook would lead on the restart but Howland was hot on his tail. Each time off of turn two, Howland’s No. 51 would find so much bite on the rubbered-down surface that his left front tire was lifting off the ground. Coming off of turn four to complete lap 20, he moved underneath the No. 10. Cook tried to answer back in turn one but got out of the rubbered-up groove and slid over the banking, falling back to fourth.

On lap 21, Jamie Collard, who won at Brockville in July and had moved up to third, popped his right rear tire, drawing the yellow. While under caution, Cook would also have to go pit side to swap out tires.

Steve Poirier, who had driven from eighth up to second, would attempt to apply pressure on Howland but it was to no avail, as Howland would drive to his second career win at the -mile oval, his first since 2009.

The championship for Poirier capped off a terrific year for the St. Mathieu de Beleoil, QC driver. He claimed two other championships this year, but it is the PST Canada Championship that was the most lucrative.

Driving up to third was Chris Jones. Despite starting 12th and getting involved in the opening lap jingle with Barney, the former weekly competitor from the area held off fellow locals Devin Caron and Charlie Sandercock, who also drove forward to round out the top five.

Patrick Vigneault was sixth, ahead of Collard, Cook and Girard, who each changed right rear tires during the event. Heat race winner Rick Wilson completed the top 10.

A scary incident occurred in heat race action when a multi-car pileup knocked out Brockville’s Paul Pekkonen for the night.

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Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Results: 10/19/13, Brockville Ontario Speedway, Brockville, Ontario, CANADA.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Bryan Howland (51), 2. Steve Poirier (28FM), 3. Chris Jones (11J), 4. Devin Caron (24K), 5. Charlie Sandercock (57), 6. Patrick Vigneault (55), 7. Jamie Collard (7x), 8. Jeff Cook (10), 9. Etienne Girard (422), 10. Rick Wilson (42w), 11. Yan Bilodeau (123), 12. Kyle Fraser (01), 13. April Wilson (15aw), 14. Jason Barney (87), DNS: Paul Pekkonen (98).

Lap Leaders- Girard 1-12, Cook 13-19, Howland 20-25.

Heats (8 Laps Each)- Race 1: Poirier, Girard, Cook, A. Wilson, Collard, Bilodeau, Pekkonen, Fraser

Race 2: R. Wilson, Caron, Howland, Barney, Vigneault, Jones, Sandercock

Final PST Canada Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Poirier 1042, Barney 1006, Collard 983, Barger 856, Zimbardi 834, Jones 782, Styres 774, Dempster 696, Vigneault 654, Girard 546.

Final Gater Racing News Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- T. Wickham 43, Barney 36, Barger and Howland 35, Ward 34.

 

Kruseman wins one for the ta-tas

(October 21, 2013, Cliff Morgan, Ventura Raceway) Racing continued Saturday night October 19 and the racing was another night of exciting competition as another good car count competed for points as our season winds down.

VRA Sprints returned to action with Cory Kruseman taking the 30 lap feature win over past VRA Sprint Car Champion Greg Taylor and 14 other competitors. Kruseman rode to victory in his pink trimmed "Save the Ta-Tas" #21ck, to help celebrate Ribbons of the Life night, Ventura's breast cancer awareness charity. After taking the lead from Guy Woodward on lap 13 he dominated the race to take the win. Following Kruseman and Taylor across the finish line were Tom Hendricks, Bruce Douglass and Luke Boles. Two heat races were run with wins being taken by Greg Taylor in the Extreme Mufflers Heat #1 and Cory Kruseman in Saldana Racing Products Heat #2

Six VRA Senior Sprints were on hand to run their portion of the night's racing. With a heat race win and a second place finish in the feature, Clif Warren clinched his second straight Senior Sprint championship. The 20 lap feature saw a new winner take the checkered flag as Chris Meredith not only took his first VRA win but also broke Warren’s 11 race win streak. In the main event Meredith took the lead from the start and led to the finish to take his victory. Meredith and Warren were followed by Steve Brown, Mike Cook and Joe Boman to the finish line.

VRA Dwarf Cars returned to action with 23 Pro Dwarf cars and 6 Senior Dwarf Cars present. In Pro action, three heats were run with wins going to Johnny Conley, Hannah Mayhew, and Thomas Velasquez. The 20 lap main event was won by Johnathan Henry who held off several challenges to take the VRA feature win. Following him to the line were Austen Figueroa, Eric Moore, Tim Conley and Johnny Conley. In Senior racing the one heat race run went to George Calvo. Their 20 lap feature went to Brent Stevens over Mike Neal, George Calvo, Lee Majors and Mike Lewis.

VRA Hobby Stocks raced with point leader and new 2013 Champion Scott Dinger taking the win over a field of 8 cars in both the heat race and 20 lap feature. He led David Heurung, Tom Stephens Jr, Ernie Malone, and Mike Stanford to the line. Malone and Stanford moved up in the order when Stephens’ car failed post race tech inspection and Sam Garvin inherited 5th place.

VRA Sport Compacts crowned their 2013 champion as Zack Peterson took the win and he championship. He led a field of 9 cars to the finish in their feature event. Following him to the line were Andrew Greiman, James Adler, Heath Morton and Trent Morley. Heath Morton took the win in their one heat race.

The California Lightning Sprints were also on hand Saturday night with 18 cars in attendance. Damon Arnett led the first 4 laps from the pole. Darren Hillberg grabbed the top spot from Arnett on lap 5 and led until perennial USAC Midget front runner, Johnathon Henry took over. Henry led the final 14 circuits to take the win in his first career California Lightning Sprint start. Henry was followed across the line by Dan Hillberg, Brian Corso, Dakota Albright, and Tom Downing. Jeff Dyer, Henry, and Zach Zauss took the 3 heat race wins.

In kids action Sandy Brown took her first win in the Superchargers over J D Brown, and Will Mimms. With 8 wins on the season, J.D. clinched the Supercharger title. In Pistons Blake Hendricks took the win over Garrett Egan, Zack Chavez, Brandon Velasquez and Dylan Neal. With his sixth win of the year, Nick Velasquez clinched the Junior Midget title over Mike Long.

Ventura Raceway will be dark next Saturday night October 26.

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Ventura Raceway Race Results for 10/19/2013

MYLAPS data for 10/19/2013: http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/968724

VRA Sprint Cars

Race #12 10/19/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Cory Kruseman, Ventura, 30 Laps; 2. Greg Taylor, Ventura, 30 Laps; 3. Tom Hendricks, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 4. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 30 Laps; 5. Luke Boles, Goleta, 30 Laps; 6. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 7. Jake Vail, Ojai, 30 Laps; 8. Jimmy Crawford, Ventura, 30 Laps; 9. Austin DeBlauw, lVentura, 30 Laps; 10. Charlie Butcher, Santa Barbara, 30 Laps; 11. George Morris, 29 Laps; 12. Jesse Denome, San Diego, 29 Laps; 13. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 29 Laps; 14. Guy Woodward, Santa Clarita, 28 Laps; 15. Greg Alexander, Gardena, 9 Laps; 16. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 0 Laps

Lap Leaders: Guy Woodward (1-12), Cory Kruseman (13-30)

Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Cory Kruseman; Saldana Racing Products Heat 2: Greg Taylor

Keizer Aluminum Wheels High Point Award: Cory Kruseman

K&N Engineering Hard Charger: Luke Boles

DJ Safety Hard Luck Award: Rick Hendrix

Top 10 in points: 1. Greg Taylor, 2505; 2. Tom Hendricks, 2360; 3. Guy Woodward, 2345; 4. Kyle Smith, 1915; 5. Luke Boles, 1890; 6. Rick Hendrix, 1805; 7. David Taylor Jr., 1540; 8. Austin DeBlauw, 1480; 9. Bruce Douglass, 1275; 10. Charlie Butcher, 1060

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VRA Senior Sprints

Race #12 10/19/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 2. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Steve Brown, Ontario, Ca, 20 Laps; 4. Mike Cook, Long Beach, 20 Laps; 5. Joe Boman, Satellite Beach, Florida, 19 Laps; 6. Jesse Denome, San Diego, 4 Laps

Lap Leaders: Chris Meredith (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: SpinTech Mufflers Heat 1: Cliff Warren

Top 10 in points: 1. Cliff Warren, 3010; 2. Chris Meredith, 2620; 3. Steve Brown, 2160; 4. Mike Cook, 2075; 5. Ed Schwarz, 1525; 6. Wally Pankratz, 1145; 7. Greg Andrews, 1090; 8. David Marini, 755; 9. Rob Kershaw, 240; 10. Victor Davis, 200

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VRA Pro Dwarf Cars

Race #12 10/19/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Jonathan Henry, 20 Laps; 2. Austen Figueroa, El Segundo, Ca, 20 Laps; 3. Eric Moore, Ventura, 20 Laps; 4. Tim Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 5. Johnny Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 6. Thomas Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 7. Jacob Ganzer, Murrietta, 20 Laps; 8. Tommy Velasquez III, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 9. Brent Stevens, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 10. George Calvo, Agua Dulce, 20 Laps; 11. Ira Henry, Bakersfield, 20 Laps; 12. Cody Majors, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 13. Hannah Mayhew, Acton, Ca, 20 Laps; 14. Matt Larson, Rosamond, 19 Laps; 15. Corbin Hames, Oak View, 19 Laps; 16. D. J. Lebow, 18 Laps; 17. Todd Atkins, Ventura, 15 Laps; 18. Devin McCree, Ventura, 15 Laps; 19. April Banvelos, Sylmar, 15 Laps; 20. John Spittle, Ventura, 10 Laps; 21. Shawn Egan, Saugus, 5 Laps; 22. Kevin Calvo, Agua Dulce, 2 Laps

Lap Leaders: Austen Figueroa (1-15), Jonathan Henry (16-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Johnny Conley; Heat 2: Hannah Mayhew; Heat 3: Thomas Velasquez

Top 10 in points: 1. Johnny Conley, 2255; 2. Thomas Velasquez, 2060; 3. Brent Stevens, 1945; 4. Tim Conley, 1940; 5. Eric Moore, 1870; 6. Kevin Calvo, 1855; 7. Jacob Ganzer, 1795; 8. Hannah Mayhew, 1730; 9. Jason Horton, 1615; 10. Tommy Velasquez III, 1605

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VRA Senior Dwarf Cars

Race #12 10/19/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Brent Stevens, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 2. Mike Neal, Northridge, 20 Laps; 3. George Calvo, Agua Dulce, 20 Laps; 4. Lee Majors, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 5. Mike Lewis, Sunland, 20 Laps; 6. Bob Kaufman, Santa Clarita, CA, 20 Laps

Lap Leaders: Mike Lewis (1-7), Brent Stevens (8-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: George Calvo

Top 10 in points: 1. Mike Neal, 2730; 2. George Calvo, 2425; 3. Mike Lewis, 2330; 4. Bob Kaufman, 2245; 5. Keith Vondersaar, 1995; 6. Bill Van Praag, 1720; 7. Brent Stevens, 1695; 8. Tom Stephens Sr, 1185; 9. Lee Majors, 1075; 10. Randy Gordon, 655

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VRA Hobby Stocks

Race #14 10/19/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Scott Dinger, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 2. David Heurung, 20 Laps; 3. Tom Stephens Jr, Ventura, Disqualified; 4. Ernie Malone, Ojai, 20 Laps; 5. Mike Stanford, 20 Laps; 6. Sam Garvin, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 7. Cameron Dougan, Camarillo, 19 Laps; 8. Kenny Haley, Did not show

Lap Leaders: Cameron Dougan (1-4), Tom Stephens Jr (5-7), David Heurung (8-20), Scott Dinger (18-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Scott Dinger

Top 10 in points: 1. Scott Dinger, 3295; 2. David Heurung, 2990; 3. Ernie Malone, 2830; 4. Tom Stephens Jr, 2355; 5. Gary Curtis, 2350; 6. Sam Garvin, 1705; 7. James Brown, 1355; 8. Mike Stanford, 1160; 9. Cameron Dougan, 825; 10. Randal Dougan, 720

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VRA Sport Compacts

Race #11 10/19/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Zachary Peterson, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 2. Andrew Greiman, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. James Adler, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Heath Morton, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 5. Trenton Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 6. Mira Cook, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 7. Jeff Long, 19 Laps; 8. Bruce Fink, Port Hueneme, 6 Laps; 9. James Stowe, Ridgecrest, 6 Laps

Lap Leaders: James Stowe (1), Zachary Peterson (2-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Heath Morton

Top 10 in points: 1. Zachary Peterson, 2655; 2. James Adler, 2180; 3. Andrew Greiman, 2175; 4. Mira Cook, 1950; 5. Bruce Fink, 1630; 6. Mike Stanford, 1435; 7. Heath Morton, 820; 8. Eric Griffin, 650; 9. Joel Chavez Jr., 350; 10. Cameron Dougan, 310

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Cal. Lightning Sprints

Race #2 10/19/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Damon Arnett, 20 Laps; 2. Dan Hillberg, 20 Laps; 3. Brian Corso, 20 Laps; 4. Dakota Albright, Jr., 20 Laps; 5. Tom Downing, 20 Laps; 6. Ronnie Hancock, 20 Laps; 7. Stephen Limon, 20 Laps; 8. Damon Arnett, 20 Laps; 9. Darren Hillberg, 19 Laps; 10. Jon Squire, 19 Laps; 11. Donna Kotlinski, 17 Laps; 12. Dale Gamer, 17 Laps; 13. Zach Zauss, 16 Laps; 14. Guy Maresch, 8 Laps; 15. Bobby Michnowicz, 4 Laps; 16. Alex Grigoreas, 2 Laps; 17. Jeff Dyer, 1 Lap; 18. James Squire III, 1 Lap; 19. Chance Sheffield, 1 Lap; 20. Marshall Sexton, DNS

Heat Race Winners: N/A

Ventura Raceway does not calculate points for this class

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VRA Junior Midgets

Race #10 10/19/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Nick Velasquez, Camarillo, 15 Laps; 2. Mike Long, Thousand Oaks, 15 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Mike Long

Top 10 in points: 1. Nick Velasquez, 1775; 2. Mike Long, 1455; 3. Jake Aguilar, 235

 

 

SUBJECT: Outstanding 20th Trophy Cup at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, featuring 360 Winged Sprints

STORY BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Tulare, CA, 10/19/2013) Thunderbowl Raceway's 20th Trophy Cup is now part of racing history, with Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, CA driving the Paul Silva #57x Winged Sprint from a second to last place start in the fifty lap "A" Main event, through the twenty-four field of sprints to take the lead that took him to victory lane.

This fifty lap feature race had it's first caution with just four laps scored. Seven laps later the red flag flew out when Bradley Terrell climbed the wall in the first and second turns, tearing out wood panels. Once the fence was safe again, the green flag flew out and before the next lap could score Sean Becker (CA), hit the fourth turn wall, turning his sprint over. It was good that both drivers were okay, but they had to be disappointed. The race returned back to green with the field once again on the move. With the twenty-four car field, inverted, Tim Kaeding (CA) entered this Main having the most points and started the race in last place, next to last place was Kyle Larson, then Jason Meyers (CA) (Last years Trophy Cup winner), was third from the rear then David Gravel (CT), with Bud Kaeding (CA) in fifth from the rear, the top five drivers in the points, when this race began. The team that were twenty-fourth in the points race had the pole. All good drivers, all wanting to win. The stands were full, completely sold out, the fair grounds were covered with RV's, Tents, etc. The race was exciting as the laps counted down. Then as the field was coming out of the fourth turn towards the start - finish, there was contact between sprints, driven by Brad Sweet (CA) and Larson, both heavy on the gas, looking to have the lead at the checkered. Sweet had started the race in seventh. The contact stopped Sweet & another Sprint got caught up in it. Larson had the lead entering the fourth turn, then the contact, but though his car was damaged, it kept rolling , slowly it rolled, but Larson was the first to cross the start finish line.

Forty-nine laps had scored, with one to go, but the checkered flag was thrown. I'm not sure why the flag went out, but California does have an 11PM curfew, for the race tracks, so this could have been the reason. Larson had won the race and also had the most points, so is the over all winner.

"It took a lot of luck and a lot of work. I couldn't believe my car kept rolling and that we made it across the start finish line. I lost track where I was, I tried to keep Jason (Meyers) in sight, (Meyers had the third most points and was close enough behind Larson to win this race as well). This race is very special to me. I want to thank everyone who helped put this event on. It took a lot of really hard work, time, effort and people to set it up. I was just happy to be able to be a part of it. It was fun. "Make A Wish" has been there for so many. I also want to thank Paul Silva, all of the guys who helped us, Thunderbowl Raceway and the fans." said Larson.

Taking the checkered flag in second was Roger Crockett of Medford, OR. I first want to congratulate Roger and his Bride on their recent marriage. Crockett really raced well during this two days of Trophy Cup. In all the years he has raced in the Trophy Cup, this was the first time he has ever had a "D & F" (didn't finish a race).

"The track was nice and wide, racing it was pretty wild. I've got to be happy with this. Last night I had my first "D & F" . But I came back tonight and finished in second. I didn't run well in my heat race but I won the "B" Main. I want to thank Steve and Kim Sweeney, My Dad, who came down to help because I was short of man power (Roger's Dad, Brian Crockett is a multi-sprint car Champion, winning Championships in 360 Sprints and 410 Sprints), my wife who is my best crew member, every one who helped me, my sponsors and all the fans."

Jason Meyers of Clovis, CA, a two time World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series Champion, raced this event continuously in the top three. Meyers won the 2012 Trophy Cup and was looking to earn another one. If you haven't heard, Meyers will be driving the Kasey Kahne Sprint car in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, end of the 2013 season event at Charlotte Motor Speedway, NC.

"This is a great event for Trophy Cup. A good end of the season. I had a lot of good runs with Tarleton. I look forward to next season. I am looking forward to the opportunity to race for Kasey Kahne at Charlotte. I want to thank Tom and Tommy Tarleton, Paul Bainer and all the guys who help us. I am really happy for the "Make A Wish" foundation, they received a great donation, that's what this event is all about." said Meyers.

This is a very special event at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, this special event is put on and supported by sprint car teams from many states, from fans, from businesses, etc. and of course Tulare's Thunderbowl Raceway, with the main object to raise money for the "Make A Wish Foundation". The Trophy Cup had three nights of racing, the first night featured wingless sprints followed by the last two nights of 360 Winged Sprints, with approximately ninety-six 360 Winged Sprints on hand to compete in this prestigious race, that features a points system, inverted line-ups for each and every race, on this three/eighths of a mile clay oval. The money for " Make A Wish ", comes from donations, auctions, etc. There aren't any words to describe just how much "Make A Wish" can mean.

It's times like this that you think about how lucky you are to be in car racing. Every where we go, every track, from the youngest age to the oldest age, we all share a common factor. the races, the drivers, their teams, the tracks, the friends you make and how this community helps just as Thunderbowl Raceway, here in Tulare, CA worked very hard to give a helping hand to "Make A Wish" Foundation.

Finishes are as follows: (please note all finishes are unofficial)

"A" Main

Kyle Larson, Roger Crockett, Jason Meyers, Jonathan Allard, Shane Golobic, Rico Abreu, Kyle Hirst, Jr., Mason Moore, Terry McCarl, David Gravel, Cory Eliason, Tim Kaeding, Brad Sweet, Henry Van Dam, Kevin Swindell, Jonathan Cornell, Willie Croft, Jac Haudenschild, Geoff Ensign, Jason Statler, Steven Tiner, Greg DeCaires, Bradley Terrell, Sean Becker.

"B" Main: Roger Crockett, Steven Tiner, Shane Golobic, Sean Becker, Chad Hillier, Andy Forsberg, D J Netto, Brock Lemley, Danny Faria, Jr. Evan Suggs, Andy Gregg, Jonathan Cornell, Steven Kent, Shane Stewart, Jayme Barnes, Craig Stidham, Carson Macedo, Justin Sanders, Chad Compton, Randy Hannagan, Kurt Nelson, Kevin Swindell, Shawn Wright.

"C" Main: Brock Lemley, Andy Gregg, Jayme Barnes, Sean Becker, Matt Peterson, Stan Yockey, Keon Shaw, Mitchell Faccinto, Anthony Simone, Adam Brenton, Luca Romanzzi, Trey Starks, Shawn Dancer, Randy Price.

Heat Races:

Heat #1: Justin Sanders, Cory Eliason, Kevin Swindell, Tim Kaeding, Greg DeCaires, Kurt Wilson, Terry McCarl, Jake Haulot.

Heat #2: D J Netto, Jace Vander Weerd, Jonathan Allard, Kyle Larson, Andy Forsberg, Jonathan Cornell, Mason Moore, Dylan Black.

Heat #3: Evan Suggs, Shane Stewart, Kyle Hirst, Bradley Terrill, Jason Meyers, Carson Macedo, Randy Price, Shawn Wright.

Hear #4: Rico Abreu, Brock Lemley, Chad Hillier, Shane Golobic, Chad Compton, Bud Kaeding, Randy Hannagan, Danny Faria, Jr.

Heat #5: Steven Tiner, Craig Stidham, Jimmy Trulli, Geoff Ensign, David Gravel, Roger Crockett, Stan Yockey, Henry Van Dam

Heat #6: Matt Peterson, Brad Sweet, Jac Haudenschild, Willie Croft, Steven Kent, Jason Statler, Chase Johnson, J J Hickle.

 

 

SUBJECT: Friday night at the 360 Winged opening night in the 20th Trophy Cup event at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

STORY BY: Gaye Carmichael, Motor Sports Journalist gayec@att.net (530) 409-0646

(Tulare, CA, 10/18/2012) California winged sprint car racing at it's peak, with David Gravel and Tim Kaeding in a dead heat run for the checkered flag. It looked to be a photo finish though it had to be the transponder that decided this huge win. Tim Kaeding of San Jose, CA, driving the Dennis & Theresa Roth, #83 Sprint, was racing in second on the final lap and a last second surge to the front, scored Tim Kaeding the victory.

" All I can say is that I didn't know who had won. It was the transponder that made the call. It's been a great year all the way around. If I can finish the year like it's been, it will be great. (T. Kaeding has scored 20 wins thus far, this season. In fact, T. Kaeding has the second most victories racing with the World Of Outlaw Sprint Cup Series, during this season, a first for T. K. Add the fact that T. K.is not a member of the WoO Sprint Series, this definitely is a feat well done.) If tomorrow night we can come back and win again, it will be great, if not I will walk away with my head held high. Thanks to both Dennis and Theresa Roth, to all of our team, everyone who makes this possible for me and of course to all of the fans." said T. Kaeding.

David Gravel of Watertown, CT, in his first appearance ever at the Trophy Cup, or at Thunderbowl Raceway, looked to have this race won. Gravel had heard about this event and said, "I wanted to race. The season is winding down, I didn't get to race the whole season due to a medical issue. I've heard a lot about this event and here I am. It definitely is a prestigious event. I really thought I had won the race. It's just one of those things. I was very disappointed. The motor was losing power at the end, but I had enough distance between us, that I was able to have a good run for it. It's racing! I'll come back tomorrow and try again."

Gravel is a regular driver in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, just watching him tonight, racing at a track for the first time, with top drivers, most of them he hasn't raced with before, shows that he can get it done. Gravel was driving the Rodney Tiner #83sa and Gravel also said, "I can't thank Rodney enough for giving me the opportunity to drive his car and everyone who helped with the car."

Rounding out the top three, for a podium finish, was Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, CA. Larson has taken racing by storm. He has achieved so much in such a short time, it's so evident how much he loves to race. As race season winds down, Larson is a contender for "Rookie" of the year with the NASCAR Nationwide Series, he has also been signed on to race the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014, but he tries to get to every sprint car, midget, etc. race that he can. The Trophy Cup is important to Larson.

"The track was a little tricky at the beginning but when the feature race came up, it was really a pretty good track. I'm really happy to be here to race. I'm driving the Paul Silva #57 Sprint. I had fun tonight and look forward to racing tomorrow night here as well. Thanks to everyone who helped me be here. I know they all work hard. Also, thanks to all the fans." said Larson.

Tonight's race is the first of two nights of racing to see who can win this 20th Trophy Cup. The turn out for this event is awesome, the stands look full, the camping here is pretty much full as well. The people who put this race on have worked hard and they do this for the "Make a Wish Foundation".

All in all there were approximately ninety-four teams here competing in the winged sprint car division, representing many states. Teams earned points from qualifying, their heat races, main events, etc. The drivers who lead in the points race, from qualifying, heats, etc., will race inverted, so the driver with the most points will start the "A" Main event at the rear. In a twenty-four car field, the team having the twenty-fourth most points will have the pole.

When the final night of this event, that will feature a fifty-lap "A" Main, the driver with the most points will be the over all winner and the driver who won the "A" Feature will earn the winner's purse.

Tonight's "A" Main event finish, is as follows: Tim Kaeding (CA), David Gravel (CT), Kyle Larson (CA), Jason Meyers (CA), Bud Kaeding (CA), Rico Abreu (CA), Kyle Hirst (CA), Henry Van Dam (WA), Terry McCarl (IA), Randy Hannagan (IN), Willie Croft (CA), Jonathan Cornell (MO), Jason Statler (CA), Mason Moore (CA) Bradley Terrell (CA), Greg DeCaires (CA), Geoff Ensign (CA), Kurt Nelson (CA), Shane Golobic (CA), Brad Sweet (CA), Jac Haudenschild (OH), Jonathan Allard (CA), Roger Crockett (OR). (PLEASE NOTE: All finishes in this article are unofficial.

 

 

KOBYLARZ HONORS TOM HERBERT WITH ARDC WIN AT GRANDVIEW One Race Remains to Determine 2013 ARDC Champion

Current ARDC point leader, Trevor Kobylarz, had many reasons for wanting to pick up the win at the Thunder on the Hill - House of Thunder Show at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday. He was looking to increase his lead in the point standings with just one race remaining in the 2013 ARDC season. Kobylarz was also in search of his first career win at the Grandview Speedway - the track that Kobylarz like many of his fellow competitors, consider to be their home track. And Trevor Kobylarz wanted to honor former Grandview late-model driver and ARDC member, Tom Herbert. Herbert, who lived in the same neighborhood as Kobylarz, lost his battle with cancer just days before and was laid to rest on Saturday morning. Herbert was known to Grandview Speedway fans as the Pink Panther but he had also served as an official and crew member in ARDC in the past.

In what was features only program, Kobylarz started eighth on the grid for the start of the twenty-five lap ARDC feature event. PJ Gargiulo used the outside line to power by pole sitter, Jason Rice of Danielsville, PA on the first lap to take the lead. Kobylarz challenged Topton, PA driver, Brett Arndt for third on the fourth circuit as Gargiulo pulled away from the field. Gargiulo led Rice, Kobylarz, Arndt and Ryan Greth with just five laps on the books.

Kobylarz challenged Rice for the runner-up spot on the eighth lap and moved in to set his sights on Gargiulo. As the leaders came to the line to score lap ten, Kobylarz edged Gargiulo for the lead.

Steve Buckwalter was making his way through the field after starting fifteenth at the green. As Kobylarz extended his lead, Buckwalter moved into the top five by the half way point of the race. On lap fourteen, Buckwalter challenged Ryan Greth for fourth. Two laps later, Rice was in his sights as Buckwalter moved up to third. With Kobylarz making his way through lapped traffic, Buckwalter moved in to take second from Gargiulo on lap eighteen.

Kobylarz had a straightaway lead on the field by the time Buckwalter made his way into second. With just five laps to go, the caution was needed when Jimmy Glenn came to a stop in turn three and Kobylarz's advantage was erased. The field was realigned nose to tail with the 2010 ARDC Champion, Buckwalter right on the tail of Kobylarz's R/T Racing #1.

Kobylarz got a good start and was able to keep his #1 ahead of Buckwalter all of the way to the checkered flag. Kobylarz led Buckwalter, Gargiulo, Nick Wean and Ryan Greth to the finish for his fourth win of the season and first ever at Grandview. After starting eleventh on the grid, Wean drove into the top five just past the half way mark and battled with Gargiulo for the third spot in the closing laps.

There was great racing throughout the pack throughout the entire feature event. Rice was in the thick of many battles throughout as Brenden Bright, Pauch, Jr. Drevicki and Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. mixed it up right to the checkered flag.

Billy Pauch Jr., starting from the 23rd spot, drove the Steward #33s up to an eighth place finish and earned the Hyper Hard Charger Award.

The 2013 ARDC season concludes this Saturday with the Candy Bowl at Susquehanna Speedway Park.

FINISH (25 LAPS) 1. Trevor Kobylarz 2. Steve Buckwalter 3. PJ Gargiulo 4. Nick Wean 5. Ryan Greth 6. Jason Rice 7. Brenden Bright 8. Billy Pauch Jr. 9. Steven Drevicki 10. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 11. Brett Arndt 12. Kyle Lick 13. Tony DiMattia 14. Brett Wanner 15. Mark Gilmore 16. Billy Courtwright 17. Steve Craig 18. Joe Butera 19. Jimmy Glenn 20. Greg Fitzpatrick 21. Alex Bright 22. Tim Buckwalter DNS-Jimmy Radney

 

 

RYAN OLSOMMER SWEEPS KING OF THE CAN SPORTSMAN WHILE KATA NABS CRSA WIN

By Ryan Lepre

The Penn Can Speedway closed out the 2013 season with Day Two of the King of the Can headlined by the Race of Champions Sportsman and the Capital Region Sprint Agency 305 Sprint Cars. Just as the first feature event of the night came on track a drizzle that was on and off throughout the qualifying events picked up to a steady rain forcing a halt to racing action. By time the rain stopped and the track crew got the surface back into racing condition it was a tick after 11 o’clock as the Speedway was trying to get all the action in for the race teams that packed the pit area on Saturday.

The 35 lap RoC Sportsman event was led to the green flag by the 602 Sportsman winner in Friday’s portion of the King of the Can Ryan Olsommer and Brandon Walters. Olsommer who was utilizing the same Crate powered car he ran on Friday took the lead at the start over Walters, Claude Hutchings Jr., Jerry Tonti and Eddie White. Kevin Jordan got sideways and collected Kenny Hammond on lap three to draw the yellow flag. On the restart Olsommer zipped away from Walters while fifth place was hotly contested between Penn Can regular Butch Green and Eddie White. Meanwhile 11th starter Alex Stanton also wheeling his 602 Crate was charging on the outside running in sixth and still making up ground. Stanton had his car wound up driving past White for the fifth spot then tracking down Tonti and taking over fourth. When the caution flew on lap 15 for Randy Green it was all Olsommer with Walters, Hutchings, Stanton and Tonti the top five. On the restart Stanton powered around the outside to jump up to second in one set of turns. Caution flags on laps 16 and again on 18 slowed the pace. Under the lap 18 caution Mother Nature reared her head again as the rain settled back in. The caution remained out for an extended period as the Sportsman remained on track to kept the track from being lost again. When action finally got back underway it was a replay of Friday night as Olsommer held a steady lead over Stanton who had charged through the field. The caution fell on lap 25 for Nick Nye then on lap 30 for Jerry Tonti. The final restart of the night had Stanton drive to the inside of Olsommer but couldn’t hold his momentum like Olsommer could on the top side. Ryan Olsommer held the lead the final five laps to take the win over the Penn Can Champion Alex Stanton. Behind them Brandon Walters held off several veterans for third as Butch Green was fourth and Nick Petrilak fifth. The rest of the top ten were Alan Barker, Eddie White, Mike Butler, Claude Hutchings and Mike Loney. Heat races for the 34 cars in attendance were won by Eddie White, Brandon Walters, Ryan Olsommer and Nick Petrialk.

The full field of CRSA Sprints were led to the green by Joe Kata but the caution flew at the start as Emily VanInwegen stalled. On the complete restart it was Kata jumping to the lead over Matt Tanner, Scott Goodrich, Jeff VanSteenburg and Josh Pieniazek. Kata was flying around the tacky 3/8 mile as he got to lapped traffic just five laps into the event. Goodrich snatched second just before the caution flew on lap six. It was all Kata out front but Pieniazek was on the charge as he through slide jobs to pass VanSteenburg then Tanner to notch himself into third. At the crossed flags it was Kata over Goodrich, Pieniazek, Tanner and Parker Evans. The race was on for second as Pieniazek took the spot on lap 16 the caution fell erasing Kata’s straightaway lead. Pieniazek seized the opportunity to try a slide job on Kata entering turn one but Kata turned his No.10 and drove underneath and back to the lead off turn two. Parker Evans was making the inside work on the wide racing surface as he took fourth from Tanner and tracked down Goodrich. Joe Kata was the victor by a straightaway over Pieniazek, Goodrich, Evans and Cory Sparks who grabbed fifth in the final circuits. The rest of the top ten were Tanner, Dustin Purdy, Robert Gray, Jordan Thomas and Gary Palmer Jr.

The Race of Champions Street Stock feature saw a familiar face in victory lane as Jon Carpenter of New Milford, PA got win number ten on the season at the Can and his seventh win in a row as his 602 Crate powered No.J12 remained unstoppable in the early Sunday morning event. Carpenter bested the No.54 of Jason Butler, Paul Harrington (who had a pair of thirds on the weekend), Woodhull regular Ted Morseman and Shane Wolf Jr.

The Four Cylinders turned out in huge numbers on the night as 25 cars entered the event. But as was the case in the Street Stocks track kingpin Kenny Underwood cruised to cap of his dominating year at the track. Underwood got lucky win #13 over Tim Vandermark, Adam Gilbert, Josh Bailey and Nick Kennedy.

The Big Dawg National for the Factory Stocks held two events as they were the first event run from an earlier season rain out. Kevin Skelly, a Bethel Speedway regular, put on an impressive drive from the 14th spot to snatch the win from Lanson Albanese. Trailing them were Cody Brown, George Deckelman and Ted Mills Jr.

In the Factory Stock night cap Albanese in his No.7 turned the tables on Skelly’s No.67 as he got the win in the Big Dawg National III feature. Cody Brown got his second third of the night with Todd Kogel and Mike Morse completing the top five.

In the Xcel 600 Mods the girls swept the top two positions as Abbey Price and Kailee Dimorier beat the boys. Abbey Price held off Dimorier at the finish with Jamie Frantz, John Ayre and Nick Cinquati the rest of the first five.

RoC Sportsman: Ryan Olsommer, Alex Stanton, Brandon Walters, Butch Green, Nick Petrilak, Alan Barker, Ed White, Mike Butler, Claude Hutchings, Mike Loney, Ken Titus, Tom Collins, Dave Weber, Jim Houseworth, Rob Green, Jerry Tonti, Rusty Smith, Tom Eiklor, Nick Nye, Andrew Ferguson, Kevin Jordan, Brad Szelewski, Charlie Hendrickson, Ken Hammond…34 cars entered

RaseSaver Sprint Feature: 1) 10 - Joe Kata, 2) 3P - Josh Pieniazek, 3) 30 - Scott Goodrich, 4) 61 - Parker Evans, 5) 7 - Cory Sparks, 6) 29K - Matt Tanner, 7) 83 - Dustin Purdy, 8) 5X - Robert Gray, 9) 79 - Jordan Thomas, 10) 9 - Gary Palmer, 11) 4 - Ed Newhauser, 12) 94 - Mike Kiser, 13) 5T - Mark Taylor, 14) 11 - Mike Esposito, 15) 21 - Will Glover, 16) 22 - Jon Preston, 17) M16 - Justin Hoffman, 18) 36 - Dalton Herrick, 19) 17 - John Matrafailo, 20) 1 - Jeff Van Steenburg, 21) 39B - Brock Bilger, 22) 19eM - Emily VanInwegan, 23) 18 - Tim Tanner, 24) 19 - Dan Hennessy, DNS: 59 - Alex Schanz

Street Stock Feature: Jon Carpenter, Jason Bulter, Paul Harrington, Ted Morseman, Shane Wolf Jr, Eric Boynton, Earl Zimmer, Russ Morseman, Cory Costa, Randy Fox, Jason Rhodes, Ricky Davis Sr, Gene Sharpsteen, Doug Stack, Chad Stone, Joe Cisney, Kyle Stark, Kinser Hill, John Cooper Jr, Mike Schrader, DNS, Tom Paige, Brian Mills, Jess Valez…24 cars entered

Big Dawg National III Factory Stock Feature: Lanson Albanese, Kevin Skelly, Cody Brown, Todd Kogel, Mike Morse, Conner VanValkenberg, Ted Mills III, Jason Pittsley, Shane Lewis, Howie Koegel, Tommy Velez, Ted Mills Jr, Amber VanOrder, Gary VanOrder, George Deckelman, Buck Mills Jr. DNS Bill Flask, Nate Hill…18 cars entered

2012 Big Dawg National II Factory Stock Feature: Kevin Skelly, Lance Albanese, Cody Brown, George Deckelman, Ted Mills Jr, Todd Koegel, Conner VanValkenberg, Howie Koegel, Amber VanOrder, Gary VanOrder, Ted Mills III, Bill Flask, Nate Hill, Jason Pittsley, Buck Mills Jr, Tommy Velez, DNS, Shane Lewis

4 Cylinder Feature: Kenny Underwood, Tim Vandermark, Adam Gilbert, Josh Bailey, Nick Kennedy, Bob Edwards, Dylan Robinson, Collin Davey, John Maynard, Brian Baurnfeind, Jason Victory, Kyle Welch, Bob Crandall, Hunter Pease, Rick Sinsabough, Mike Skelly, Mike Bryant, Brett Neely, Jeremy Warren, Justin Lawrence, Austin Welch, Josh Wilder, DNS, Ed Gorel, Casey Meagley, Justin Pope…25 cars entered

Xcel Mods: Abbey Price, Kailee Dimorier, Jamie Frantz, John Ayre, Nick Cinquati, Marty Bunker, Richie Hitzler, Justin Dimorier, Steve Sherwood, Chad Zornek, Ian Williamson, Kyle Fallis… 14 cars entered

 

 

Devils Bowl Speedway TX

DGS Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars A-Main -- 1. John Carney, Lubbock; 2. Jeb Sessums, Burleson; 3. Martin Edwards, Mesquite; 4. Tony Bruce, Jr., Owasso, Okla.; 5. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills; 6. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City; 7. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla.; 8. Ray Allen Kulhanek, Conroe; 9. Harli White, Lindsay, Okla.; 10. Michael Lang, Mesquite; 11. Chase Brewer, Springtown; 12. Dalton Stevens, Scurry; 13. Payton Pierce, Bridgeport; 14. Dale Wester, Ovilla; 15. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla.; 16. Derek Silvers, Rockwall; 17. Justin Zimmerman, Royse City; 18. Justin Fifield, Mesquite; 19. Brad Queen, Anna; 20. C. J. Duarte, Burleson; 21. Logan Payne, Dallas; 22. Johnny Miller, Burleson; 23. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth; 24. Koby Barksdale, Norman, Okla..

B-Main 1 -- 1. Dale Wester, Ovilla; 2. Harli White, Lindsay, Okla.; 3. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla.; 4. Justin Fifield, Mesquite; 5. Claud Estes, Godley; 6. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound; 7. Chris Tarrant, Rockwall; 8. Raven Culp, Mesquite; 9. Russell Shoulders, Forney; 10. Jason Langford, Palestine; 11. Ed Keaton, Midlothian; 12. Logan Scherb, Decatur; 13. John Ricketts, Burleson; 14. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville; 15. Craig Woods, Forney; 16. Marcus Thomy, Corsicana, T; 17. Ty Johnson, Eunice, La.; 18. Mathew Holt, Dallas. B-Main 2 -- 1. C. J. Duarte, Burleson; 2. Payton Pierce, Bridgeport; 3. Derek Silvers, Rockwall; 4. Dalton Stevens, Scurry; 5. Justin Melton, Flower Mound; 6. Kyle Jones, Kennedale; 7. Alan Ray Myers, Sibley, La.; 8. Scott Peterson, Irving; 9. Tucker Doughty, Heath; 10. Butch David, Geisman, La.; 11. Rodney Henderson, Gun Barrel City; 12. Travis Harris, Pearland; 13. Richard Miller, Quinlan; 14. Charlie Brown, Greenville; 15. Drew Wright, Gunter; 16. James Foster, Kerrville; 17. Sean Mayfield, Stephenville; 18. Coy Jorden, Teague; 19. Edd French, Heat 1 -- 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City; 2. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth; 3. Ray Allen Kulhanek, Conroe; 4. C. J. Duarte, Burleson; 5. Scott Peterson, Irving; 6. Tucker Doughty, Heath; 7. Ed Keaton, Midlothian; 8. Coy Jorden, Teague; 9. Butch David, Geisman, La.. Heat 2 -- 1. Jeb Sessums, Burleson; 2. Justin Zimmerman, Royse City; 3. Brad Queen, Anna; 4. Chase Brewer, Springtown; 5. Marcus Thomy, Corsicana, T; 6. Russell Shoulders, Forney; 7. Richard Miller, Quinlan; 8. Chris Tarrant, Rockwall; 9. John Ricketts, Burleson. Heat 3 -- 1. Koby Barksdale, Norman, Okla.; 2. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla.; 3. Derek Silvers, Rockwall; 4. Dale Wester, Ovilla; 5. Payton Pierce, Bridgeport; 6. Rodney Henderson, Gun Barrel City; 7. Logan Scherb, Decatur; 8. Alan Ray Myers, Sibley, La.; 9. Edd French, Justin. Heat 4 -- 1. John Carney, Lubbock; 2. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite; 4. Kyle Jones, Kennedale; 5. Claud Estes, Godley; 6. Jason Langford, Palestine; 7. Drew Wright, Gunter; 8. James Foster, Kerrville; 9. Scott Reneau, Trinidad. Heat 5 -- 1. Martin Edwards, Mesquite; 2. Logan Payne, Dallas; 3. Michael Lang, Mesquite; 4. Dalton Stevens, Scurry; 5. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla.; 6. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound; 7. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville; 8. Mathew Holt, Dallas; 9. Sean Mayfield, Stephenville. Heat 6 -- 1. Johnny Miller, Burleson; 2. Tony Bruce, Jr., Owasso, Okla.; 3. Harli White, Lindsay, Okla.; 4. Ty Johnson, Eunice, La.; 5. Justin Melton, Flower Mound; 6. Raven Culp, Mesquite; 7. Travis Harris, Pearland; 8. Charlie Brown, Greenville; 9. Craig Woods, Forney.

 

 

Larson Wins Controversial Trophy Cup

by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA…The most dramatic and controversial finish in the 20 years of Trophy Cup events unfolded at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday when Kyle Larson limped across the line with a battered sprint car to take the checkered flag. Larson started 23rd in the fully inverted main and won the Cup title, but last lap drama overshadowed the accomplishment.

As the race leader, Brad Sweet, and 2nd running Larson were racing the final lap of the 50 lap event, Larson had the cup title already clinched by just finishing the race. A turn 4 collision between Sweet and Larson left the 4 car of Sweet upside down at the top of turn 4 while Larson’s also battered ride limped across the line. The checkered flag was thrown as Larson reached the line and the race was over.

Larson was on the very top of turn 4 while Sweet was a couple of feet lower when they came together on that final turn. Both racers reached the same spot at the same time and the damage followed.

The A main started the top 20 point cars from the six fully inverted heats for the top 48 point cars from Friday. An additional 4 transfers from the B main filled the field, with the B main cars automatically placed in the first two rows due to being the lowest point drivers.

Tim Kaeding led Larson by 2.5 points and with a five point drop per position, whichever driver finished in front of the other had the upper hand. Early in the race Kaeding was ahead, then they traded the honor several times, but Larson eventually put a couple cars between himself and Kaeding to take control.

With about 20 laps left, Jason Meyers became a factor and led the point battle for a few laps. Meyers needed to finish two positions of Larson, but with 12 laps left Larson was right behind Meyers to again lead the point chase. Larson used the topside of turn 2 to take 3rd from Meyers on lap 39 and threw a huge slider on Roger Crockett to take 2nd with 5 laps remaining.

Larson closed on Sweet as the final laps were raced, leading to the wild last lap, last turn action. Sweet had taken the lead from Steven Tiner on lap 19, committing to the high line around the racy 3/8 mile. Following Larson across the line after the collision were Crockett and Shane Golobic.

The final point tally shows Larson with 354.5 to Jason Meyers’ total of 334 while Rico Abreu finished 3rd at 308.

A main---Kyle Larson, Roger Crockett, Shane Golobic, Jason Meyers, Jonathan Allard, Rico Abreu, Kyle Hirst, Mason Moore, Terry McCarl, David Gravel, Cory Eliason, Tim Kaeding, Jason Statler, Brad Sweet, Bud Kaeding, Henry Van Dam, Kevin Swindell, Jonathan Cornell, Willie Croft, Jac Haudenschild, Geoff Ensign, Steven Tiner, Greg DeCaires, Bradley Terrell, Sean Becker

Top 10 in points Kyle Larson 354.5 Jason Meyers 334 Rico Abreu 308 Tim Kaeding 302 Kyle Hirst 302 David Gravel 298 Jonathan Allard 292 Shane Golobic 291.5 Roger Crockett 290.5 Terry McCarl 288

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Danny Martin, Jr. Wins Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints, Jack Nosbisch, Jr. Wins Late Models At East Bay Raceway Park

October 19, 2013 – Tampa, FL - Double Features would be held for V8 Warriors along with the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints, Late Models, Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks and the Outlaw Fours. Aaron’s Bail Bonds and Alafia Marine sponsored the $1,000 to win for the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints.

First Feature would belong to the V8 Warriors make-up feature. Starting on the front row was Bill Whitney and Derek Gray. When the green waved it was Gray leading the way until Whitney spun in turn two bringing out the first caution. Gray would lead the way once again until Jeff Weaver took over the lead on lap three. Weaver would then surrender the lead over to Marco Reyes as they battled crossing the line on lap six with Reyes leading by a half a car length. Weaver would end up with a flat and he spun in turn one leaving him with a seventh place finish. Reyes would go on to win with Kevin Cassaday, Tim Stoffel, Ron Smith and Henry Wiley rounding out the top five.

Next up was the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks. Winning their heats were Brian Morgan and Justan Rodgers and the two also made up the front row for the feature. When the green waved it was Dennis Wilson, Jr. along with Morgan and Tim Gay all battling for the top spot coming out of turn one. On lap two is was Tim Gay taking over the lead with Morgan and Wilson, Jr. chasing him down. The three would battle throughout the feature with Tim Gay crossing the line first with Brian Morgan, Dennis Wilson, Jr., Mike Wilson and Buck Woodhouse rounding out the top five.

Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints were next as they had an autograph session before their feature with the fans coming down to get a close look at the Sprints. Winning their heats were Gene Lasker, Sport Allen and Danny Martin, Jr. For the feature it was Frank Beck and Martin, Jr. making up the front row. Lasker, Allen and Martin, Jr. were eligible for Jeff Barfield Clean Sweep of $200 if they won the feature. When the green waved several cars tangled in turn one but getting the worst end of the deal would be Aussie Joe Metcalf as he turned over bringing out the red flag. Joe was okay but the car was unable to continue. So on the restart after one lap being completed it was Danny Martin, Jr. leading the way with Allen and Beck lined up right behind him. Martin, Jr. quickly drove off leaving Allen until caution came out for DJ Peeples as his car jump out of gear. When the green waved once again, Martin, Jr. took off and by lap six was making his way thru lapped cars. Martin, Jr. was able to put his car where ever he needed to opening up his lead over Allen and a hard charging Tyler Godwin. With just a hand full of laps remaining, Martin, Jr. found himself behind the fifth place runner of AJ Maddox. Martin, Jr. would go on to win and pick up the Clean Sweep Award winning a $1,200 Payday. Martin, Jr. thanked his car owner Shaw and jokingly said in Victory Lane that the extra $200 would help fix the car after his last event where he crashed the car. “We gonna get this car ready for the 38th Annual Winternationals” Martin, Jr. said in Victory Lane as well. Rounding out the top five were Sport Allen, Tyler Godwin, Billy Boyd, Jr. and Kerry Gilbert.

Late Models would be next as David Schmauss and Phillip Cobb would win their heats. It was brothers starting on the front row as Steve Miller would be on the pole and his brother Matt right next to him. When the green waved it was Mavrick Varnadore and Steve Miller battling and at the line it was Varnadore by just a nose over Miller. Miller would then get by Varnadore on the next lap and lead until caution came out as Cobb slowed going into turn one and would end his night. Miller then had the two veterans of Jackie Nosbisch, Jr. and David Schmauss right behind him on the start. On lap seven Miller would lead Nosbisch, Jr. to the line by just a half a car length with Nosbisch, Jr. taking over on lap eight. Several more cautions came out, but it was Nosbisch, Jr. in Victory Lane in his brand new 2014 Rocket. “It’s our first race in this new car and seem to go where ever I needed it to go” Jackie said in Victory Lane. Rounding out the top five were Dave Schmauss, Matt Miller, Steve Miller and Jamie Slatton.

Outlaw Fours were next with Billy Howard winning the heat and starting on the front row were Jake Hampton and Nick Hebrank. Jesse James Foster would lead lap one over Hampton. Several more cautions would come out but on lap eleven Brandon Yates charged passed Foster on the low side coming out of turn four taking the lead on lap eleven only to surrender it back to Foster as he went on to win the feature. Rounding out the top five were Brandon Yates, Nick Hebrank, Billy Howard and Megan Meyer.

Final feature of the night was the second feature for the V8 Warriors. Making up the front row were Bill Whitney and William Suggs. Whitney would lead lap one until Jeff Weaver took over on lap two. It was then on lap three as Marco Reyes taking over the lead. It was Reyes spinning in turn four with a little help from Weaver sending Weaver to the rear. Reyes would go on to win but after going thru tech getting dq’d for upper controls on the rear end. That handed the win over to Bill Whitney giving him his first win of the year. Rounding out the top five were Kevin Cassaday, Tim Stoffel, Jeff Weaver and Bo Anderson.

ASA racing continues next weekend as it will a Special Event as a 50 Lap Feature for the Donnie Tanner Memorial Series. Also racing will be the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, V8 Warriors, Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bomber and the Florida Old Time Mods. Also there will be a Halloween contest for Kids 12 & Under and candy will be given out by the drivers at intermission. For further information, log on to www.eastbayracewaypark.com for call 813-677-7223 for more information.

V8 Warriors Make-up 15 Lap Feature 1 93 Marco Reyes 2. 80 Kevin Cassaday 3. 08 Tim Stoffel 4. 51 Ron Smith 5. 11 Henry Wiley 6. 3Z William Suggs 7. 26 Jeff Weaver 8. 89 Derek Gray 9. 15 Bill Whitney 10. 7M Roberto Morfin,Sr. (DNS) 11. 5H Tommy Hill (DNS) 12. 28 Brett Phillips (DNS) 13. 98 Don Filigno (DNS)

Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks 15 Lap Feature 1. 90 Tim Gay 2. 9 Brian Morgan 3. 42 Dennis Wilson, Jr. 4. 68 Mike Wilson 5. 55R Buck Woodhouse 6. 31 William Burnside 7. 13 Thomas Burnside 8. 89 David Barwick, II 9. 15 Mike Whitney 10. 48M Roberto Morfin, Sr. 11. 35 Jarod Gay 12. 75 Billy Barstow 13. 32 Michael Eaton 14. 49 Doug Johnson 15. 95 Justan Rodgers

Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints 25 Lap Feature 1. 24 Danny Martin, Jr. 2. 88 Sport Allen 3. 83 Tyler Godwin 4. 9 Billy Boyd, Jr. 5 55 Kerry Gilbert 6. 02 Gene Lasker 7. 52 Shane Kreider 8. 30 DJ Peeples 9. 2B Frank Beck 10. 38 Tony Agin 11. 1* Tim George 12. 80 Lorenzo Capitano 13. 3T Johnny Alexander 14. 07 Clint Reynolds 15. 6 Mike Schroeder 16. 21A Rebecca George 17. 7 Kyle Pitts 18. 2X Rex Howe 19. 10X Sean Clark 20. 36 Ken Laureno 21. 52M Aussie Joe Metcalf 22. 3A AJ Maddox (DQ) 23. 3 Travis Bliemeister (DNS)

Late Models 25 Lap Feature 1. 12 Jack Nosbisch, Jr. 2. 105 Dave Schmauss 3. 8M Matt Miller 4. 8S Steve Miller 5. 11 Jamie Slatton 6. 54 Dalton Myers 7. 14 Mavrick Varnadore 8. 9 Jimmy Waldrop 9. 87 John Norris 10. 25 Gary Foxworth 11. 22 Sheryl Cochran 12. 985 Henry Burnside 13. 46M Kyle Mussleman 14. 32 Phillip Cobb 15. 41 Travis Varnadore

Outlaw Fours 15 Lap Feature 1. 58 Jesse James Foster 2. 53 Brandon Yates 3. 9 Nick Hebrank 4. 47 Billy Howard 5. 11 Megan Meyer 6. 5S Sherman Pope 7. 75 Jake Hampton 8. 51 Rachelle Rudolph

V8 Warriors 2nd 15 Lap Feature 1. 15 Bill Whitney 2. 80 Kevin Cassaday 3. 08 Tim Stoffel 4. 26 Jeff Weaver 5. 33 Bo Anderson 6. 3Z William Suggs 7. 11 Henry Wiley 8. 51 Ron Smith 9. 50 Steve Voisinet 10. 93F Jeff Firestein 11. 93 Marco Reyes (DQ’D Upper Controls on Rear End) 12. 89 Derek Gray

 

 

RAIN BRINGS EARLY END TO NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES FINALE SATURDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

With threatening weather conditions in a four state area, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event schedule for Saturday night at the Grandview Speedway went on. That is until the rain fell just as the modified feature was about to take the green flag in their 25 lap feature event. After a brief rainfall, the modifieds were again called to the speedway and this time, the rainfall was heavy and damaging to the speedway surface. After about forty minutes of rain, Thunder on the Hill management cancelled the remainder of the show. Thunder on the Hill and Grandview Speedway management will make-up both the Modified and URC Sprint features on a race date in 2014.

“It was unfortunate timing that the rain moved in when it did”, said Series co-coordinator Bob Miller who presents the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events with Track Owner Bruce Rogers. With just over one-hundred and twenty-five cars in the pits, the show started promptly at 6 PM with the Legends car feature and continued at a swift pace. The weather seemed to have cleared and the show was running off quickly with Jared Umbenhauer winning the 25 lap Sportsman feature as Trevor Kobylarz won the ARDC midget feature with Jason Rochelle taking the win in the Legends feature event. The Blast From the Past Vintage car feature event saw Donnie take the win in their 15 lap main event. The modifieds completed their Trick or Treat Revenge Redraw as the URC sprints followed with a warm-up. The modifieds were then provided a second warm-up opportunity followed by some track preparation just prior to the rain.

Due to the lateness of the season and to avoid any conflicts with other end of the season events, Thunder on the Hill Management will re-schedule both the Modified and URC Sprint feature on a race date in 2014. We do plan to add the SmashMasters Demolition Derby on to one of the popular events in the coming season as well.

In the opening 25 lap Legends feature, Rich Miller was the early race leader with Chris Spidle taking the lead on lap four. Spidle held the top spot until lap sixteen, when Jason Rochelle became the new leader. Rochelle maintained a comfortable lead until the final two laps when Spidle fought back to challenge for the lead. With the checker flag waiving, Rochelle edged out Spidle for the win by inches at the finish line.

The ARDC Midgets were next up for their twenty-five lap main event. PJ Gargiulo took immediate command of the lead at the drop of the green with Trevor Kobylarz and Steve Buckwalter threading their way through traffic. On lap ten, ARDC’s point leader Trevor Kobylarz took the lead followed by Gargiulo and Jason Rice. By lap fifteen, Buckwalter was racing in third with Kobylarz a full straight-away ahead. It looked like Kobylarz was a shoe in for the win until a caution flag was displayed with just five laps remaining. On the restart, Kobylarz had a strong jump and moved away from runner-up Steve Buckwalter. With two laps remaining, Buckwalter caught Kobylarz and it was a run to the wire. Kobylarz took the win with Buckwalter second, PJ Gargiulo third as Nick Wean and Ryan Greth made up the top five.

In the twenty-five lap Sportsman feature, Steve Davis led the first seven laps with Jared Umbenhauer taking the lead on lap eight. Kevin Beach, Brett Kressley and Craig Whitmoyer were all on a charge to the front along with Brian Hirthler. Umbenhauer maintained solid control of the top spot as Kressley and Beach battled for second. With the checker flag waiving, Umbenhauer took the win over Kressley, Beach, Brian Hirthler and Craig Whitmoyer.

SPORTSMAN FEATURE: #5 Jared Umbenhauer, #19K Brett Kressley, #17x Kevin Beach, #4* Brian Hirthler, #99 Craig Whitmoyer, # 65 Dean Bachman, #221 Ryan Beltz, #7 Kenny Gilmore, #542 Guy Germano, #9k Ron Krex, #88x Jason Neidlinger, #134 Mark Behm, #13 Steve Davis, #77H Jordan Henn, #97 Rick Hendricks, #77 Tom Miller, #5K Lex Shive, #573 Kevin Dries, #123 Kevin Brady.

ARDC MIDGET FEATURE: #1 Trevor Kobylarz, #0 Steven Buckwalter, #5 PJ Gargiulo, #78 Nick Wean, #33 Ryan Greth, #57 Jason Rice, #92 Brenden Bright, #33s Billy Pauch Jr.,#19 Steven Drevicki, #83 Bruce Buckwalter Jr., #46 Brett Arndt, #8 Kyle Lick, #50 Tony Dimattia, #44 Brett Wanner, #10 Mark Gilmore, #75 Bill Courtwright, #55 Steve Craig, #3 Joe Butera, #07 Jimmy Glenn, #28 Greg Fitzpatrick, #77 Alex Bright, #52 Tim Buckwalter.

LEGENDS FEATURE: #48 Jason Rochelle, #09 Chris Spidle, #13 Jacob Feltch, #18 Chris Transeau, #61 Justin Grim, #35, #5K Brian Levan, #85 Chad Earnst, #90 Scott Spidle, #38 Rick Miller, #11 Jason Fuhrman, #76 Randy Minnich, #15H Harlon Leppo, #56 Mike Gable, #75R Ron Dick Jr., #12J Clinton Penkauakas, #45 Andy Whaling, #21 Cody Haines, #890 Tim Bauer, #27 John Lyter.

VINTAGE CAR FINISH: #185 Ronnie Peck, #28 Kevin Kuzer, #88 Brian Gagliardo, #97 Vince Gagliardo Jr., #v-2 John Costa, #93 Brian Fucilli, #5 Kevin Burndt, #MOO Tim Pitts, #44 Kevin Dries, #2 Dave Smith, #55 Ron Phillips, #29 Jack Reifsnyder, #16 Fred Simmons, #12 Jim Baker DNS.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is underway planning their twenty-fifth season in 2014. The USAC Sprints, the 410 Sprint Pennsylvania Speed Week Series, the Annual Traffic Jam and the Grandview Thunder 5-25’s will be back on the program along with the make-up Modified and URC sprint feature and Demolition Derby.

 

 

Transponder Decides Tim Kaeding Win

 by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA…If it had not been for technology, the debate over who won the opening night main event of the 20th Annual Trophy Cup would have been harder to work out than a federal budget. Race long leader, David Gravel, and Tim Kaeding crossed the transponder wire in an apparent dead heat, but the computer called for a Tim Kaeding win by 0.003 of a second.

At the flagstand it appeared Gravel might have been ahead by a tiny amount, but the wire is buried about 5 feet past the flagstand. The computer saved the day and Kaeding took the 30 lap main event trophy and first place points.

An 81 car field appeared, the 2nd largest in Tulare Thunderbowl’s Cup era, and a necessary early qualifying session made it very difficult for the second half of the field to do much. The state fairgrounds curfew along with the full night of action creates the early start need. Only 2 of the fastest 24 qualifiers came from the second half of the qualifying order.

The top 48 ran six heats with a six inversion and drivers needed a top 3 to advance to the A main directly. Brad Sweet won the C main, necessary after a blown engine as his heat was getting ready to start. Carmen Macedo, J. J. Hickle, Evan Suggs, Kevin Swindell, and Chad Compton joined Sweet as the six transfers to the B main.

Another six from the B main were to earn A main spots and Jason Statler got one of them by leading all 20 laps off of the pole. Shane Golobic was 2nd while several drivers took turns being 3rd. Sweet was the last to hold the spot, coming from 12th for the transfer spot. Mason Moore, Bradley Terrell, and Randy Hannagan secured the final three transfer spots. Hannagan started 20th and won a furious battle for the final spot.

The Friday main inverts 12 by points, assigning Shawn Wright and David Gravel to the front row. Wright led a lap before Gravel used the top of turns 3 and 4 to take over, leading the race until literally the final couple of feet. Jonathan Cornell took 2nd when Gravel moved into the top spot and held that location until a lap 14 topside drive by Jonathan Allard moved Cornell back to 3rd.

Tim Kaeding entered the top 3 from his 10th starting location on lap 18, getting past Cornell on the bottom of turn 2. A very racy surface led to some great action, particularly among the top 4 when Kyle Larson, starting 12th as the high point driver, joined the top trio. T. Kaeding moved one spot higher with a lap 21 low groove pass in turn 2 and Larson took 3rd in the same spot 6 laps later.

Allard rode the turn 4 wall for a final yellow with a couple laps to end his top finish hopes and the stage was set for the dramatic finish. As Gravel and Kaeding left turn four on the final lap, Gravel’s car seemed to sputter to allow Kaeding to pull inside of the leader and the “photo” finish was the result. Larson was 3rd, defending champion Jason Meyers 4th, and Bud Kaeding completed the top five.

Saturday the top 48 in points will run invert 8 heats with more points awarded for finishes. After those very tough heats, the top 20 point cars go directly to the A main, no matter where they finish a heat. The evening will conclude with a 50 lap main, inverting all 24 cars by points.

Fast time—Tim Kaeding 14.246

A main—Tim Kaeding, David Gravel, Kyle Larson, Jason Meyers, Bud Kaeding, Rico Abreu, Kyle Hirst, Jonathan Cornell, Terry McCarl, Randy Hannagan, Willie Croft, Henry Van Dam, Jason Statler, Mason Moore, Bradley Terrell, Greg DeCaires, Geoff Ensign, Kurt Nelson, Shane Golobic, Brad Sweet, Jac Haudenschild, Shawn Wright, Jonathan Allard, Roger Crockett

Top 12 in points…these drivers will form the 4th row in Saturday heats. Tim Kaeding 180 Kyle Larson 177.5 Jason Meyers 175 Bud Kaeding 169.5 David Gravel 167 Willie Croft 159.5 Terry McCarl 158 Jonathan Cornell 155.5 Kyle Hirst 152 Rico Abreu 147 Henry Van Dam 146.5 Jason Statler 143

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd Cup Champion

by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA…Despite a disappointing car count and a record number of cars getting upside down, it was still a remarkable battle for the nonwing Trophy Cup title as part of the 20th annual event. Richard Vander Weerd won both the fully inverted main and the Cup title, taking the win from 18th starting.

A 29-car field was on hand, chasing over $32,000 for the nonwing 360 sprint event. Matt Mitchell’s 15.303 set quick time before a quartet of invert six, take 3 heats provided the top 12 point cars. With several cars crashing earlier in the program, the B main was not needed and all 24 healthy cars started the first of a pair of mains.

Inverting 12 by points for the 20 lap race put Max Adams and Rusty Carlisle on the front row. Adams led a pair of laps before 3rd starting Danny Faria Jr. assumed the lead when Adams went high in turn 4 with Geoff Ensign following Faria into 2nd. A lap later Austin Liggett grabbed 3rd with a turn 1 effort before Kevin Swindell lost an engine a two laps later.

A red with only 8 laps scored eliminate top point driver, Andy Forsberg, with a rib injury needing attention. The last 12 laps of the opening main went smoothly and Faria won over Ensign and Liggett.

After a break for maintenance, 21 cars returned for the 2nd main, set for 40 laps and inverting the entire field by points. Faria emerged from the first main with the point lead ahead of Ensign, R. Vander Weerd, Liggett, and Bud Kaeding with all 5 drivers less than 5 points apart. With a 5 point drop per position, whoever finished in front of the group of 5 would likely win the Cup title.

A very rough and tumble main saw the flip total for the night reach the upper teens while making for a lengthy race. Despite the downside of the flurry of wrecks, the point battle was dramatic for all 40 laps. Geoffrey Strole led over Jesse Thistle and Rob Lindsey for 7 laps before Matt Mitchell used the bottom of turn 2 and the top of turn 4 to sweep into the lead.

Mitchell held all the cards now as winning the race made him unbeatable for the Cup title. However, he was part of a 4 car flip sequence spread around the track after 10 laps. His turn 2 mishap put Landon Hurst into the lead on the restart and Hurst led many laps.

As the race reached the halfway point, R. Vander Weerd led Liggett while both trailed Hurst. The battle between Vander Weerd and Liggett seemed to be the one to settle the Cup championship but Kyle Hirst and Kaeding advanced to the 4th and 5 spots when the final red appeared with six laps to go.

Whichever driver from the 2nd to 5th group finished the best would take the title, it was that close. Vander Weerd used the bottom of turn 2 to take the lead on the restart and Liggett became a DNF a lap later. Hirst used the top of turn 4 to reach 2nd with 3 laps left but could not get past Vander Weerd. Vander Weerd won the race and the title while Hirst was 2nd in both categories. Kaeding finished 3rd in points over Faria and Adams. Kolby Araki, Ryan Bernal, and Marcus Niemela all took rides to the hospital, were checked, and released.

First Main—1. Danny Faria Jr., 2. Geoff Ensign 3. Austin Liggett 4. Richard Vander Weerd 5. Bud Kaeding 6. Max Adams 7. Kyle Hirst 8. Matt Mitchell 9. Jace Vander Weerd 10. James Sweeney 11. Kyle Miller 12. Kevin Barnes 13. Scott Hall 14. Jesse Denome 15. Landon Hurst 16. Rob Lindsey 17. Geoffery Strole 18. Jesse Thistle 19. Rusty Carlisle 20. Brody Roa 21. Andy Forsberg 22. Marcus Niemela 23. Kevin Swindell 24. Koen Shaw

Second Main---1. R. Vander Weerd, 2. Hirst 3. Hurst 4. Kaeding 5. Sweeney 6. Faria 7. Adams 8. Hall 9. Lindsey 10. Denome 11. Liggett 12. Thistle 13. Shaw 14. Mitchell 15. Strole 16. Carlisle 17. Roa 18. Miller 19. Barnes 20. J. Vander Weerd 21. Ensign

Top ten in points Richard Vander Weerd 324.5 Kyle Hirst 315 Bud Kaeding 307 Danny Faria Jr. 301.5 Max Adams 283.5 Landon Hurst 281.5 James Sweeney 280 Austin Liggett 273.5 Scott Hall 257.5 Matt Mitchell 254

 

 

Bacon Rules Eldora but Beaber is BOSS

The second full season of the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series for traditional wingless sprint cars wrapped up in dramatic fashion Saturday night. An incredible 54 car field signed in to attack the fables high banks of the most legendary dirt track in the nation, the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver Brady Bacon would score his first ever BOSS victory, but the event saw the race for the season championship come right down to the final laps of the main event, where Tony Beaber was able to keep his closest challengers in sight to secure the 2013 title.

The evening began with a bang, literally for Beaber who came into the night with an 18 point lead over Brandon Spithaler. In hot laps, Beaber had something break on the #3T Beaberbuilt chassis sending him on a wild series of flips through turn 2. With the chassis destroyed, he would opt to jump into his father's car, and start at the rear of his heat race in the #3J car.

Entering the program, five drivers still had a legitimate shot at the 2013 BOSS championship. In heat race action, 3 of the 5 drivers managed to transfer to the night's main event including second in points, Brandon Spithaler, third place Mike Miller, and fifth place Kirk Jeffries. Beaber and 4th place driver Aaron Middaugh were relegated to the B-Main events. The five BOSS heats were won by Drew Abel, Dallas Hewitt, Jarrett Andretti, Matt Westfall and Brady Bacon.

The twin B-Mains proved very tough and the second B-Main would play a pivotal role in deciding the championship. In what may have been the Cinderella story of the night, 2012 BOSS champion Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana charged from 5th to win B-Main #1 in the Burkin owned #48x car powered by a steel 305 cubic inch engine. Adam Miller of McDonald, Pennsylvania was making his first start at Eldora and he managed to score the second and final transfer spot.

B-Main #2 found points leader Beaber starting from the #6 spot with only the top 2 finishers transferring to the main event. California driver Thomas Meseraull jumped out to the early lead leaving BOSS points contenders Aaron Middaugh and Beaber fighting to keep their 2013 title hopes alive. Still nursing some soreness from his hot laps crash, Beaber was able to race through the pain and get up on the wheel to charge into the runner-up spot to secure his spot in the main event behind B winner #2 Meseraull. Middaugh faded late to 4th, thus ending his title hopes as BOSS young gun Michael Fischesser, in his Eldora debut, charged from 12th starting spot to finish 3rd. Although one spot short of the transfer, he may have been the fastest car on the track in that event.

With the 24 car starting field now set for the 25 lap finale, four drivers remained eligible to win the title. Beaber held a slim 15 point lead over Spithaler with Mike Miller only 31 points from the championship lead. Kirk Jeffries would start in front of all 3, but needed a lot of luck in his favor to pull off the championship.

Multi-time BOSS feature winners Justin Grant and Luke Hall would lead the field to the starters green flag. Hall, the defending winner of the BOSS/Eldora finale last season, shot to a quick early lead with Westfall in tow. But Brady Bacon made it quickly evident that he was the man to beat as he moved from 8th to 4th in less than a lap. Through the early and middle stages of the race, Hall, Westfall and Bacon put on a non wing sprint car driving clinic with slide jobs and crossovers the order of the night. The trio were three wide for the lead on lap #8 and again at the line to complete lap #11 was nearly another 3 car dead heat. On lap #13, Bacon was able to take a clear lead with Westfall still giving chase.

Back in the pack, the fans had their eyes on 12th starting Chris Windom who was up to 4th by halfway. Also on the move were Gary Taylor in the Hery #40 who had started 14th and Thomas Meseraull in the Stensland #41 who started from 22nd. Also, the race within the race found Kirk Jeffries running highest among the championship contenders, but unable to put enough distance between himself and the other 3 points chasers. Beaber, Miller, and Spithaler ran very close together the entire 25 laps, which played to Beaber's advantage. Late in the race, Beaber was able to get past Spithaler and kept Mike Miller within sight, allowing Beaber's 17th place finish to secure himself as the 2013 Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series tour champion.

Meanwhile, back up front, Bacon had opened up a comfortable lead, but Windom in the Walker #11 was still the man on the move. Bacon encountered heavy lapped traffic as Windom worked past Westfall to the runner-up spot. Over the final 2 circuits, Windom was able to shave a half second off the lead gap, but Bacon was not to be denied on this night as he cruised home 1.726 seconds ahead of Windom in a race that went green to checker with no cautions and 23 of the 24 starters finishing the race. Westfall held on for 3rd place with Dallas Hewitt up from 10th to finish 4th in a substitute role for Chad Wilson who was injured the night before. Gary Taylor rounded out the top five with a 14th to 5th place run. The rest of the top 10 were Justin Grant, Luke Hall, Jarrett Andretti, Brandon Whited and Kody Swanson.

The final BOSS points standings were as follows: 1st- Tony Beaber - 2332, 2nd- Brandon Spithaler - 2314, 3rd- Mike Miller - 2309, 4th- Kirk Jeffries - 2266, 5th- Aaron Middaugh - 2262, 6th- Chad Wilson - 2182, 7th- Michael Fischesser - 2115, 8th- Adam Miller - 1991, 9th- Johnny Beaber - 1978, 10th- Chuck Wilson - 1876

The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series thanks all the drivers, teams, tracks, and fans who supported the series and we look forward to bigger and better things in 2014. Banquet details will be announced soon and will be held sometime in late January. For more information on the series you can phone 740-703-3768 or e-mail sprinter14@hotmail.com or log on to the website at www.buckeyesprints.com

Eldora Speedway 10/12/13 Event #14 of 14

54 Entries

HEAT 1 - 1. 04-Drew Abel [1]; 2. 19-Joe Bares [7]; 3. 74M-Tony Main [2]; 4. 15-Brandon Whited [4]; 5. 11X-David Applegate [3]; 6. 48-Mike Burkin [10]; 7. 21-Travis Hery [6]; 8. 4G-Bill Griffith [9]; 9. 5-Bob Mcmillin [8]; 10. 13- Brandon Matus [DNS]; 11. 3J- Johnny Beaber [DNS]

HEAT 2 – 1. 14-Dallas Hewitt [1]; 2. 27-Justin Grant [5]; 3. 11-Chris Windom [10]; 4. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [3]; 5. 91X-Aaron Middaugh [6]; 6. 82-Nick Landon [4]; 7. 3J-Tony Beaber [11]; 8. 97X-Tyler Hewitt [7]; 9. 32M-Derek Hastings [8]; 10. 4-Michael Fischesser [9]; 11. 9X-Mike Brecht [DNS];

HEAT 3 – 1. 18-Jarett Andretti [3]; 2. 0-Steve Irwin [8]; 3. 83-Adam Cruea [5]; 4. 17B-Brett Burdette [6]; 5. 2K-Kevin Klatte [9]; 6. 71C-Barney Craig [11]; 7. 13D-Jeremy Duposki [1]; 8. 22W-Mike Weber [2]; 9. 63-Huston Hewitt [DNF]; 10. 1M-Mike Moore [DNF]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [DNS];

HEAT 4 – 1. 54-Matt Westfall [2]; 2. 12-Kody Swanson [3]; 3. 40-Gary Taylor [9]; 4. 82M-Mike Miller [6]; 5. 41-Thomas Meseraull [5]; 6. 48X-Dustin Smith [8]; 7. 7P-Brandon Moore [DNF]; 8. 5S-Mark Silva [DNF]; 9. 5M-Kent Wolters [DNF]; 10. 20-Steve Thomas [DNF];

HEAT 5 – 1. 9-Brady Bacon [7]; 2. 9N-Luke Hall [1]; 3. 31-Chuck Wilson [3]; 4. 57B-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 5. 24M-Adam Miller [4]; 6. 74-Jt Stapp [8]; 7. 71-Dwayne Spille [6]; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo [2]; 9. 8-Lewie Christian [9]; 10. 32-Garrett Abrams [DNS];

B-FEATURE 1 – 1. 48X-Dustin Smith [5]; 2. 24M-Adam Miller [3]; 3. 82-Nick Landon [4]; 4. 97X-Tyler Hewitt [9]; 5. 7P-Brandon Moore [10]; 6. 2K-Kevin Klatte [2]; 7. 11X-David Applegate [1]; 8. 21-Travis Hery [6]; 9. 13D-Jeremy Duposki [7]; 10. 5-Bob Mcmillin [11]; 11. 1M-Mike Moore [12]; 12. 8-Lewie Christian [13]; 13. 33-Brent Matus [14]; 14. 71-Dwayne Spille [8];

B-FEATURE 2 – 1. 41-Thomas Meseraull [2]; 2. 3J-Tony Beaber [6]; 3. 4-Michael Fischesser [13]; 4. 91X-Aaron Middaugh [1]; 5. 48-Mike Burkin [3]; 6. 32M-Derek Hastings [11]; 7. 74-Jt Stapp [5]; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo [10]; 9. 22W-Mike Weber [9]; 10. 5S-Mark Silva [DNF]; 11. 71C-Barney Craig [DNF]; 12. 13- Brandon Matus [DNF]; 13. 4G-Bill Griffith [DNF];

A FEATURE -1. 9-Brady Bacon(8) 2. 11-Chris Windom [12]; 3. 54-Matt Westfall [4]; 4. 14-Dallas Hewitt [10]; 5. 40-Gary Taylor [14]; 6. 27-Justin Grant [1]; 7. 9N-Luke Hall [2]; 8. 18-Jarett Andretti [6]; 9. 15-Brandon Whited [16]; 10. 12-Kody Swanson [7]; 11. 83-Adam Cruea [13]; 12. 41-Thomas Meseraull [22]; 13. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [17]; 14. 82M-Mike Miller [19]; 15. 0-Steve Irwin [5]; 16. 74M-Tony Main [11]; 17. 3J-Tony Beaber [24]; 18. 57B-Brandon Spithaler [20]; 19. 19-Joe Bares [9]; 20. 31-Chuck Wilson [15]; 21. 24M-Adam Miller [23]; 22. 04-Drew Abel [3]; 23. 17B-Brett Burdette [18]; 24. 48X-Dustin Smith [21];

 

 

Stornetta Wins Race; Schank Wins Championship

CHICO, CA- (10-14-13)…The final race of the 2013 Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series drew 21 competitors to Rick Faeth’s Petaluma Speedway. In the end it was Napa’s Joe Stornetta picking up the popular win on an old school, hooked up track. Kudos to Faeth for giving the competitors a track that allowed a driver to show their talents. Not only did Stornetta win, but the kid from Napa also broke the existing track record in qualifying. Stornetta turned a blistering lap of 14.018.

The championship battle came to a dramatic conclusion on lap 13 of the main event when Scott Hall flipped. Hall had closed the point gap during the main event but this wreck ended his chances. Perseverance paid off for Terry Schank Jr. and his team as they had struggled with motor issues all night. Schank Jr. was able to finish the race in 18th and wrap up his second consecutive championship. While tonight was not the way they wanted to close out the year, Schank and the entire Joe Hunt Magnetos team should be commended for another solid year.

Stornetta started on the front row with Billy Macedo to his outside. Stornetta took the early lead. Eighth place starting Geoff Ensign was exciting to watch. “The Human Highlight Reel” lived up to his nickname as he bounced and slammed through the thick cushion. Ensign was able to pick up cars rather easily. On lap five, Ensign railed around Stornetta for the lead.

Ensign began to extend his lead and had a good advantage until lap 13 when a red was needed for Craig Shipherd and Scott Hall each got upside down on opposite ends of the track. As stated earlier, this roll-over ended Hall’s championship chances.

Upon the restart, Ensign encountered a mechanical failure. The torsion arm from his right front failed. This ended his night. Stornetta inherited the lead back. For the final laps Stornetta was pretty much unchallenged for the win. Macedo came across the finish line in second. Rowdy McClenon ran his way up to a third place finish. “Battling” Bob Newberry finished fourth and Shane Mhyre rounded out the top five. Terry Shank Jr. finished 18th but it was enough to win the championship.

Heat races were won by Scotty DuPont of Santa Rosa, Billy Macedo and Angelique Bell of Roseville.

The Championship Banquet date and place has been confirmed. Competitors and teams are invited to join us on November 23, 2013 at the Cherry Island Golf Course located at 2360 Elverta Road in Elverta. For reservations or questions please call (916) 635 – 5387.

Results from Petaluma

FAST TIME: Joe Stornetta – 14.018

HEAT 1: Scotty Dupont, Shannon Newton, Stornetta, Scott Hall, Gary Nelson Jr.

HEAT 2: Billy Macedo, Keith Shepherd, Bob Newberry, Shane Mhyre, Colton Slack

HEAT 3: Angelique Bell, Bill Cornwell, Geoff Ensign, Rowdy McClenon, Zack Lynskey

A MAIN: Stornetta, Macedo, McClenon, Newberry, Mhyre, Dupont, Bret Barney, Nelson Jr., Newton, Lynskey, Jerry Cisco, Bell, Tom Dyer, Bryan Grier, Bradley Clark

 

 

ARDC MIDGETS RETURN TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY THIS WEEKEND

Thunder on the Hill to feature top 24 in points

Just two races remain on the 2013 ARDC Midget schedule with the next race to take place at the Grandview Speedway's Thunder on the Hill Show this Saturday night.

This features only event will showcase the top drivers in the current championship chase. Trevor Kobylarz is the current point leader with a fifty point advantage over second place driver, Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. Steven Drevicki is third and still within striking distance as he is 82 markers behind the leader. Ryan Greth and PJ Gargiulo complete the top five in points with just two races remaining.

Six drivers are currently competing for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Award to be presented at the ARDC Awards Banquet on November 30th. For the second consecutive season, Bob Hilbert Sportswear will present 100 white express race shirts to the winner of this special points awards. The results from both the Thunder on the Hill Show at Grandview and the Candy Bowl at the Susquehanna Speedway Park will be included in the point tabulation for this award. Kobylarz, B. Buckwalter, Jr., Drevicki , Greth, Gargiulo and Brett Arndt are in the hunt for this contingency package.

Fans attending the Thunder on the Hill event will also have the opportunity to vote for the recipient of the 2013 ARDC Best Appearing Car Award sponsored by BDB Graphics. Votes have already been cast for the #46 of Ardnt, the Gargiulo #5, R/T Racing #1, the Butera #3 and the #83 of B. Buckwalter, Jr. Ballots will be made available to fans throughout the night so that they can participate in deciding this special award.

Alex Bright, Tim Buckwalter and Brenden Bright have just returned from competition in the Gold Crown Nationals where all three ARDC competitors competed in the fifty lap main event on the final night of competition. Alex Bright had a very successful weekend as he finished 7th and tenth in the A Mains during the first two nights of competition. After winning the second B Main on the final night, Alex finished fifth in the main event. Alex will participate in a Meet & Greet outside Grandview's main entrance prior to the start of racing on Saturday night.

The 2013 ARDC Season will conclude with the running of the Candy Bowl at Susquehanna on Saturday, October 26th.

The 2013 Championship and special awards will be celebrated at the ARDC Awards Banquet to be held at Lobitz Catering on Saturday, November 30th. Tickets are available for purchase for $30.

 

 

STOCKON PREVAILS IN THE HARVEST CUP

Haubstadt, IN - October 12, 2013 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series closed out the season Saturday night with the running of the third annual Harvest Cup at Tri-State Speedway. Chase Stockon of Elizabethtown, IN, won the 30 lap feature for the sprint cars. The win was worth $4,000! Once again Stockon finished the season strong. He also won the feature at last year’s Harvest Cup.

In a stellar performance Chase Stockon won his heat race and then led the majority of the feature after starting third. The front row for the feature had Brady Short on the pole and Jon Stanbrough alongside. The two drivers were at the top of the MSCS Standings and set to battle for the title. Stanbrough went immediately to the lead and held it for eleven laps. Then a yellow flag was needed and it was for Stanbrough after an incident in turn three. With Stanbrough’s damaged car removed to the pit area, the field retook the green. Stockon, who had already moved into second, had the lead and the speed to finish up front.

Another restart after a 2 car spin with 27 laps completed closed up the field. Blake Fitzpatrick seized the opportunity and passed Brady Short for second. Short would finish third. Robert Ballou claimed fourth spot. Kyle Cummins moved up from 16th to finish fifth thus earning the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award.

The remainder of the top ten for the feature included Braylon Fitzpatrick, Wes McIntyre, Daron Clayton, Jeff Bland Jr., and Bradley Sterrett. Aaron Farney received the Wilwood Tough Brakes Award with an 11th place finish.

Bradley Sterrett earned the MSCS Rookie of the Year Honors. He received his award at intermission. He thanked crew chief Kris Kirchner. “I couldn’t ask for a better coach.” And he thanked Bruce Leer of Leer Motorsports for giving him the opportunity to drive a sprint car. “It has been a great car every time I got in it.”

Based on the official race results, Jon Stanbrough was presented with the MSCS Championship trophy for 2013. It was the second MSCS title in a row for Stanbrough. The Amati Racing sprint car he drives is owned by Shane Wade and Daryl Tate. Brady Short was the runner-up in points. The Bedford Blaster was faced with making up a thirteen point deficit going into the feature, but came up a point short.

Preliminary MSCS events included three heats and a B Main for the overall 27 car field. Braylon Fitzpatrick and Jon Stanbrough joined Stockon in winning heat races. The second heat involved a torrid battle between Kyle Cummins and Kevin Thomas Jr. that produced a red flag with both cars flipping in turn four. Cummins was able to restart but Thomas had heavy damage to his car and his race night ended early. Brian Karraker won the B Main with Carson Short finishing second.

The program produced some harrowing moments! Hunter Schuerenberg took a wild ride in hot laps. When his car flipped the fuel cell flew over the track billboards landing at the push off chute well within in the pits. Chet Williams flipped at the start-finish line during the B. Then Dave Darland flipped at the end of the front stretch on lap 2 of the feature.

Levi Kissinger won the 25 lap UMP Open Wheel Modified feature which paid $1,000 to win. It was the second win of the season at Tri-State Speedway for the Mt. Vernon, IN, driver. Zach Fair, Trent Young, Stephen Schnapf, and Dave Beck rounded out the top five. Schnapf also won the B Main. Young, Tyler Nicely, and Kissinger won the 3 heats held for the 30 car field.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS & Tri-State Speedway.

SUMMARY Tri-State Speedway Harvest Cup Haubstadt, IN October 12, 2013

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (27 Entries)

First Heat - 3F Braylon Fitzpatrick, 12 Robert Ballou, 35 Daron Clayton, 15F Aaron Farney, 90x Bradley Sterrett, 87 Lance Grimes, 7F Ethan Fleetwood, 21 Carson Short, 121 Hunter Schuerenberg (Scratched)

Second Heat - 32 Chase Stockon, 11P Brady Short, 21K Casey Shuman, 3c Kyle Cummins, 83 Wes McIntyre, 5K Kent Schmidt, 90 Patrick Budde, 17RW Kevin Thomas Jr., 10x Eric Burns

Third Heat - 66 Jon Stanbrough, 10F Blake Fitzpatrick, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 56 Dave Darland, 17R Kyle Robbins, 23 Brian Karraker, 18 Kevin Chambers, 38w Chet Williams, 11 James Lyerla

B-Main - 23 Brian Karraker, 21 Carson Short, 18 Kevin Chambers, 7F Ethan Fleetwood, 11 James Lyerla, 5K Kent Schmidt, 90 Patrick Budde, 10x Eric Burns, 38w Chet Williams

A-Main (30 Laps) - 32 Chase Stockon, 10F Blake Fitzpatrick, 11P Brady Short, 12 Robert Ballou, 3c Kyle Cummins, 3F Braylon Fitzpatrick, 83 Wes McIntyre, 35 Daron Clayton, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 90x Bradley Sterrett, 15F Aaron Farney, 23 Brian Karraker, 18 Kevin Chambers, 17R Kyle Robbins, 66 Jon Stanbrough, 7F Ethan Fleetwood, 87 Lance Grimes, 21 Carson Short, 56 Dave Darland, 21K Casey Shuman

 

 

UNOH SPRINTACULAR CONVERTED TO SPECTACULAR AS 119 SPRINT CARS JAM PIT AREA

Haudenschild (All Stars), Swindell (NRA Sprint Invaders and Bacon (BOSS) Capture Wild Wins

ROSSBURG, OH (October 12) –Jac Haudenschild (All Star Sprints) lived up to his moniker as ‘the wild child’, while Kevin Swindell (NRA Sprint Invaders) threaded a needle that no one else dare try and Brady Bacon (BOSS Sprints)rode the wall for 25 laps Saturday night as 119 Sprint Cars jammed the Eldora Speedway pit area for the UNOH Sprintacular.

After capturing the six-lap dash race, Haudenschild earned himself the pole starting position for the All Stars’ 30-lap season-ending event. With his mastery of the Eldora .500-mile clay oval well chronicled, everyone predicted a yawner.

Haudenschild didn’t let the naysayers down, as he darted into nearly a full straightaway lead over the field.

That lead was minimized when Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Caleb Helms collided in turn one to bring out the red flag and halt the race. In the melee, Kevin Swindell protected his runner-up positioning by doing a series of spins and narrowly missing the stopped cars. In doing that; however, Swindell suffered some wing damage that virtually took him out of the running.

On the restart, Haudenschild again showed his prowess but lapped traffic soon came into play, and the field inched their way into Haudenschild’s playground. Randy Hannagan was the first to show his cards and narrow the lead. He brought with him Shane Stewart which led to a three-way battle that had the crowd literally on their feet.

With ten laps to go the trio swapped the lead multiple times around the track, pulling the infamous Eldora ‘slide job’ on each other, yet when they would cross the finish line, Haudenschild would manage to inch back out front.

It continued that way right up to the closing laps, as eventual series champion Dale Blaney decided to join the fun; bringing with him Tim Shaffer to set up a wild five car battle to the checkered.

In the waning laps, all five had heavy lapped traffic enter the mix; finding them using the entire 90’ width of Eldora.

Actually tagging the wall coming out of turn four, Haudenschild nosed ahead of Hannagan to take the victory, his ninth career All Star win at Eldora, by .047 seconds over Hannagan. Blaney, who swapped engines after time trials, crossed the line third, followed in close order by Stewart and Shaffer.

Multiple caution periods added to the attrition rate during the NRA night capper, but that didn’t diminish the intensity of the race; particularly up front. Butch Schroeder, who captured the NRA title last month, shot into the early lead and looked to be en route to his fifth career NRA event on the Eldora high banks.

But, enter Kevin Swindell. Fresh from the All Star race, Swindell had insider knowledge on the track conditions, and near the half-way point of the 20-lap chase, reeled in Schroeder.

After Swindell pulled up alongside Schroeder to identify himself as a contender, the defense was on. Schroeder and Swindell slid each other through the turns, and then, with seven laps to go, the pair encroached upon lapped traffic which sent both of them to the low side. Schroeder, in trying to save his lead, went what seemed as low as you could go in turn three. Swindell was convinced there was even more room there and somehow put his car between Schroeder and the inside wall to take the lead he was to hold to the finish.

Schroeder hung on for second, while Chuck Hebing came in as a newcomer and pulled off a strong third place finish. Jared Horstman and Bryan Sebetto completed the top five.

As the winged warriors of speed completed their final laps of the 2013 season at Eldora, the non-winged BOSS (Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series) moved to the track with their 24-car starting field that had been pared down from the 54 entries.

Thinking that the previous two features had set a standard unable to be beat, the non-wingers proved that to be a fallacy. Luke Hall out powered Matt Westfall at the dropping of the green flag on, what was soon to be, a 25-lap non-stop affair.

Westfall never let Hall out of his sight, and waged a wild battle up front that was quickly joined by Bacon. As Westfall and Bacon fought for the runner-up honor, Hall looked to be in clear sailing. However, Westfall and Bacon found themselves getting quicker in their battle and soon perched themselves on Hall’s tail. In a daring, up against the wall move, Bacon swept by both of them on lap nine.

That momentum remained with Bacon as he began to upon up some distance over the field. And, as quick was Bacon became, Chris Windom became even quicker. Buried deep in the field (12th) at the start, Windom had his work cut out for him, but he was relentless in his charge to the front. He disposed of Hall and then challenged Westfall in a battle that he won out with ten laps to go.

He tried to get up to Bacon, but ran out of time and had to settle for runner-up honors, as Westfall hung on to third. Dallas Hewitt and Gary Taylor came on strong in the closing laps to complete the top five.

-ES-

Date: October 12, 2013

All Star Sprint

TIME TRIALS - 1. 22-Cole Duncan [13.172]; 2. 45H-Danny Holtgraver [13.153]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [13.197]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney [13.218]; 5. 71-Kevin Swindell [13.246]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [13.369]; 7. 13-Mark Dobmeier [13.334]; 8. 51-Roger Campbell [14.230]; 9. 3G-Shane Stewart [13.305]; 10. 15-Brandon Ferguson [13.884]; 11. 22S-Brandon Spithaler [99.999]; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [13.186]; 13. 57X-Andrew Palker [13.583]; 14. M1-Mark Smith [13.530]; 15. 7K-Justin Henderson [13.391]; 16. 9W-Lucas Wolfe [13.319]; 17. 2-Dale Blaney [13.237]; 18. 11N-Randy Hannagan [13.281]; 19. 71M-Paul May [13.622]; 20. 15MH-Mitch Harble [13.518]; 21. 33-Brent Matus [14.420]; 22. 00-Jim Nier [13.470]; 23. 6N-Cody Gardner [14.706]; 24. 5T-Travis Philo [13.764]; 25. 13M- Brandon Matus [14.092]; 26. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [13.648]; 27. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [14.497]; 28. 80-Trey Gustin [14.935]; 29. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild [13.565]; 30. 35-Ron Blair [13.806]; 31. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [13.390]; 32. 83-Tim Shaffer [13.382]; 33. 97-Dean Jacobs [99.999]; 34. 59-Jac Haudenschild [13.032]; 35. 99-Brady Bacon [13.480]; 36. 55-Trey Starks [13.443]; 37. 40-Caleb Helms [13.569]; 38. 54-Cap Henry [14.135];

HEAT 1 - 1. 59-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan [4]; 5. 55-Trey Starks [2]; 6. 71M-Paul May [7]; 7. 22S-Brandon Spithaler [DNF]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [DNF]; 9. M1-Mark Smith [DNS]; 10. 15-Brandon Ferguson [DNS];

HEAT 2 - 1. 83-Tim Shaffer [3]; 2. 3G-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 00-Jim Nier [2]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney [5]; 5. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 6. 45H-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 7. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [7]; 8. 13M- Brandon Matus [8]; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [DNS];

HEAT 3 - 1. 40-Caleb Helms [1]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon [2]; 3. 9W-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 4. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [3]; 5. 2-Dale Blaney [5]; 6. 22-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 8. 6N-Cody Gardner [DNF]; 9. 54-Cap Henry [DNS];

HEAT 4 - 1. 15MH-Mitch Harble [2]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier [4]; 4. 71-Kevin Swindell [5]; 5. 7K-Justin Henderson [3]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [6]; 7. 80-Trey Gustin [9]; 8. 51-Roger Campbell [8]; 9. 35-Ron Blair [7];

DASH - 1. 59-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 2. 71-Kevin Swindell [2]; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan [1]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney [6]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 6. 2-Dale Blaney [DNF];

B-FEATURE - 1. 22-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [3]; 3. 45H-Danny Holtgraver [1]; 4. M1-Mark Smith [4]; 5. 71M-Paul May [5]; 6. 80-Trey Gustin [16]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 8. 51-Roger Campbell [12]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [13]; 10. 6N-Cody Gardner [15]; 11. 13M- Brandon Matus [DNF]; 12. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [DNF]; 13. 15-Brandon Ferguson [DNS]; 14. 22S-Brandon Spithaler [DNS]; 15. 35-Ron Blair [DNS]; 16. 54-Cap Henry [DNS]; 17. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [DNS];

A FEATURE - 1. 59-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan [3]; 3. 2-Dale Blaney [6]; 4. 3G-Shane Stewart [7]; 5. 83-Tim Shaffer [14]; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney [4]; 7. 45H-Danny Holtgraver [11]; 8. 9W-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 10. 71-Kevin Swindell [2]; 11. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild [22]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs [10]; 13. 22-Cole Duncan [12]; 14. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [15]; 15. 55-Trey Starks [17]; 16. 99-Brady Bacon [19]; 17. 13-Mark Dobmeier [9]; 18. M1-Mark Smith [21]; 19. 57X-Andrew Palker [24]; 20. 7K-Justin Henderson [16]; 21. 00-Jim Nier [18]; 22. 15MH-Mitch Harble [20]; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [13]; 24. 40-Caleb Helms [23];

NRA Sprint

TIME TRIALS - 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [14.141]; 2. 22D-Brady Bacon [14.268]; 3. B20-Butch Schroeder [14.278]; 4. 45-Chuck Hebing [14.287]; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer [14.311]; 6. 17-Jared Horstman [14.328]; 7. 71-Kevin Swindell [14.339]; 8. 2MD-Dustin Daggett [14.347]; 9. 16-Ryan Ruhl [14.376]; 10. 11-Tim Allison [14.411]; 11. M1-Mark Smith [14.459]; 12. 29-Shane Stewart [14.470]; 13. 7C-Hud Horton [14.506]; 14. 35-Ron Blair [14.582]; 15. 2MS-Bryan Sebetto [14.583]; 16. 27-Beau Stewart [14.601]; 17. 6S-Max Stambaugh [14.642]; 18. 12R-Nick Roberts [14.658]; 19. 220Z-Aaron Shaffer [14.805]; 20. 6-Tim Shaffer [14.844]; 21. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [14.863]; 22. 9W-Lucas Wolfe [14.943]; 23. 23-Devon Dobie [15.167]; 24. 23P-Nick Patterson [15.167]; 25. 19-Jimmy Snead [15.213]; 26. 10S-Jay Steinebach [15.591]; 27. 1A-Mark Aldrich [15.687]; 28. 10J-Cj Jones [16.151]; 29. 2W-Chad Mcinturff [99.999];

HEAT 1 - 1. 16-Ryan Ruhl [4]; 2. 27-Beau Stewart [2]; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan [6]; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [5]; 5. 6-Tim Shaffer [1]; 6. 7C-Hud Horton [3]; 7. 19-Jimmy Snead [7]; 8. 2W-Chad Mcinturff [8];

HEAT 2 - 1. 11-Tim Allison [4]; 2. 17-Jared Horstman [5]; 3. 22D-Brady Bacon [6]; 4. 6S-Max Stambaugh [2]; 5. 35-Ron Blair [3]; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [1]; 7. 10S-Jay Steinebach [7];

HEAT 3 - 1. 71-Kevin Swindell [5]; 2. B20-Butch Schroeder [6]; 3. 12R-Nick Roberts [2]; 4. 2MS-Bryan Sebetto [3]; 5. 1A-Mark Aldrich [7]; 6. M1-Mark Smith [DNF]; 7. 9W-Lucas Wolfe [DNS];

HEAT 4 - 1. 23-Devon Dobie [3]; 2. 29-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 2MD-Dustin Daggett [5]; 4. 45-Chuck Hebing [6]; 5. 23P-Nick Patterson [1]; 6. 10J-Cj Jones [7]; 7. 220Z-Aaron Shaffer [DNF];

B-FEATURE - 1. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 2. 7C-Hud Horton [2]; 3. 35-Ron Blair [3]; 4. 6-Tim Shaffer [5]; 5. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr [6]; 6. 23P-Nick Patterson [8]; 7. 19-Jimmy Snead [9]; 8. 10S-Jay Steinebach [10]; 9. 10J-Cj Jones [12]; 10. 1A-Mark Aldrich [11]; 11. 2W-Chad Mcinturff [13]; 12. 220Z-Aaron Shaffer [4]; 13. 9W-Lucas Wolfe [DNS];

A FEATURE - 1. 71-Kevin Swindell [7]; 2. B20-Butch Schroeder [4]; 3. 45-Chuck Hebing [3]; 4. 17-Jared Horstman [1]; 5. 2MS-Bryan Sebetto [12]; 6. M1-Mark Smith [17]; 7. 6S-Max Stambaugh [15]; 8. 7C-Hud Horton [18]; 9. 35-Ron Blair [19]; 10. 11-Tim Allison [10]; 11. 6-Tim Shaffer [20]; 12. 23-Devon Dobie [13]; 13. 2MD-Dustin Daggett [8]; 14. 29-Shane Stewart [11]; 15. 12R-Nick Roberts [16]; 16. 49-Shawn Dancer [2]; 17. 22H-Randy Hannagan [6]; 18. 16-Ryan Ruhl [9]; 19. 22D-Brady Bacon [5]; 20. 27-Beau Stewart [14];

BOSS Non-Winged Sprint Cars

HEAT 1 - 1. 04-Drew Abel [1]; 2. 19-Joe Bares [7]; 3. 74M-Tony Main [2]; 4. 15-Brandon Whited [4]; 5. 11X-David Applegate [3]; 6. 48-Mike Burkin [10]; 7. 21-Travis Hery [6]; 8. 4G-Bill Griffith [9]; 9. 5-Bob Mcmillin [8]; 10. 13- Brandon Matus [DNS];

HEAT 2 - 1. 14-Dallas Hewitt [1]; 2. 27-Justin Grant [5]; 3. 11-Chris Windom [10]; 4. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [3]; 5. 91X-Aaron Middaugh [6]; 6. 82-Nick Landon [4]; 7. 3J-Tony Beaber [11]; 8. 97X-Tyler Hewitt [7]; 9. 32M-Derek Hastings [8]; 10. 4-Michael Fischesser [9]; 11. 9X-Mike Brecht [DNS];

HEAT 3 - 1. 18-Jarett Andretti [3]; 2. 0-Steve Irwin [8]; 3. 83-Adam Cruea [5]; 4. 17B-Brett Burdette [6]; 5. 2K-Kevin Klatte [9]; 6. 71C-Barney Craig [11]; 7. 13D-Jeremy Duposki [1]; 8. 22W-Mike Weber [2]; 9. 63-Huston Hewitt [DNF]; 10. 1M-Mike Moore [DNF]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [DNS];

HEAT 4 - 1. 54-Matt Westfall [2]; 2. 12-Kody Swanson [3]; 3. 40-Gary Taylor [9]; 4. 82M-Mike Miller [6]; 5. 41-Thomas Meseraull [5]; 6. 48X-Dustin Smith [8]; 7. 7P-Brandon Moore [DNF]; 8. 5S-Mark Silva [DNF]; 9. 5M-Kent Wolters [DNF]; 10. 20-Steve Thomas [DNF];

HEAT 5 - 1. 9-Brady Bacon [7]; 2. 9N-Luke Hall [1]; 3. 31-Chuck Wilson [3]; 4. 57B-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 5. 24M-Adam Miller [4]; 6. 74-Jt Stapp [8]; 7. 71-Dwayne Spille [6]; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo [2]; 9. 8-Lewie Christian [9]; 10. 32-Garrett Abrams [DNS];

B-FEATURE 1 - 1. 48X-Dustin Smith [5]; 2. 24M-Adam Miller [3]; 3. 82-Nick Landon [4]; 4. 97X-Tyler Hewitt [9]; 5. 7P-Brandon Moore [10]; 6. 2K-Kevin Klatte [2]; 7. 11X-David Applegate [1]; 8. 21-Travis Hery [6]; 9. 13D-Jeremy Duposki [7]; 10. 5-Bob Mcmillin [11]; 11. 1M-Mike Moore [12]; 12. 8-Lewie Christian [13]; 13. 33-Brent Matus [14]; 14. 71-Dwayne Spille [8];

B-FEATURE 2 - 1. 41-Thomas Meseraull [2]; 2. 3J-Tony Beaber [6]; 3. 4-Michael Fischesser [13]; 4. 91X-Aaron Middaugh [1]; 5. 48-Mike Burkin [3]; 6. 32M-Derek Hastings [11]; 7. 74-Jt Stapp [5]; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo [10]; 9. 22W-Mike Weber [9]; 10. 5S-Mark Silva [DNF]; 11. 71C-Barney Craig [DNF]; 12. 13- Brandon Matus [DNF]; 13. 4G-Bill Griffith [DNF];

A FEATURE -1. 9-Brady Bacon(8) 2. 11-Chris Windom [12]; 3. 54-Matt Westfall [4]; 4. 14-Dallas Hewitt [10]; 5. 40-Gary Taylor [14]; 6. 27-Justin Grant [1]; 7. 9N-Luke Hall [2]; 8. 18-Jarett Andretti [6]; 9. 15-Brandon Whited [16]; 10. 12-Kody Swanson [7]; 11. 83-Adam Cruea [13]; 12. 41-Thomas Meseraull [22]; 13. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [17]; 14. 82M-Mike Miller [19]; 15. 0-Steve Irwin [5]; 16. 74M-Tony Main [11]; 17. 3J-Tony Beaber [24]; 18. 57B-Brandon Spithaler [20]; 19. 19-Joe Bares [9]; 20. 31-Chuck Wilson [15]; 21. 24M-Adam Miller [23]; 22. 04-Drew Abel [3]; 23. 17B-Brett Burdette [18]; 24. 48X-Dustin Smith [21];

 

 

Tyler Courtney Takes Home the Gold at the OVSCA Sprint Spectacular at The Atomic Speedway
After setting fast time and handily winning his heat race in the fabled Ferkel racing number 0 Caleb Griffith jumped to the early lead in feature event only to have to pull off the race track as the top wing mounts broke making it impossible for him to see out of the racer. Then just a couple laps later Brandy Bower after a very strong performance in her heat race found the wall in turn 3 with a very hard hit ending a great run for the young lady racer. As racing resumed Keith Baxter in the Charlie Brown sprinter also went off the turn 3 banking ending his night as well. As the red flag came out Danny Smith changed a flat tire on his racer causing him to have to restart at the tail of the field. Once the early cautions were out of the way it was game on, Tyler Courtney who was driving the Danny Smith Racing number 8 moved to the front in what was only his second night in a sprint car, as Courtney was setting the pace out in front his car owner Danny Smith was marching through the field and on the last lap made the pass for second making it a DSR top two finish with Ryan Myers, Jack Sodeman and Josh Davis rounding out the top 5.
Fast Time: Caleb Griffith
Heats: Caleb Griffith, Danny Smith, Jack Sodeman and Tyler Courtney
B-Main: Nate Reeser
Feature: Tyler Courtney, Danny Smith, Ryan Myers, Jack Sodeman, Josh Davis, Ryan Broughton, Andre Layfield, Kory Crabtree, Greg Mitchell and Mark Imler
In the Late Model feature Paul Davis and Kenny Howell moved to the early lead but behind them was a absolute dog fight as Greggie Oliver got faster with every lap that he turned on the high banks, then as the lead pair were battling it out Oliver made the move to the lead on lap 18 and set himself apart from the field. As Oliver moved away it was 3 wide in the battle as positions were exchanged multiple times for second back through seventh position. In the end it was Oliver followed by Davis, Howell and Billy Gullion in a stellar performance for the first night out in a brand new racecar.
Fast Time: mark Frazier
Heats: Paul Davis, Kenneth Howell, KC Burdett and Ryan Markham
B-Mains: Jeremy Canada and Matt Robinette
Feature: Greggie Oliver, Paul Davis, Kenneth Howell, Billy Gullion, KC Burdett, Jason Flory, Mark Frazier, Jimmy Cobbs, Mike Wilson and Chris Garnes
In the Modified feature the action was absolutely amazing, with 36 cars signed in it was something just to make the show, and at the drop of the green the show was on. Kenny Johnson working the high side, Chris Stotts working the middle, Rick Hensley working all parts of the race track and action two, three and at times four wide for the entire event, however at the finish it was Johnson with a slight advantage over Stotts and Hensley at the checkered flag.
Heats: Craig Christian, Brian Whiteman, Kenny Johnson and Roy Roush
B-Mains: Dave Pinkerton and Shawn Holiday
Feature: Kenny Johnson, Chris Stotts, Rick Hensley, Craig Christian, Mark Dickson, Shawn Holiday, Brian Whiteman, Greggie Oliver, Adam Colley and Jesse Rupe
In the SportMod feature it was youngster Harley Martin setting the pace over Mar Noel and Mod veteran Rob Stambaugh, Emily Jordan and Phil Colley
Heats: Mark Noel and Harley Martin
Feature: Harley Martin, Mark Noel, Rob Stambaugh, Emily Jordan, Phil Colley, Mike Conkle, Dwayne Hurley, Bill Segman, Jim Corley and Bill Wilson
Action returns at The Atomic Speedway Oct. 26th for Breast Cancer Night with Sprint Cars, Late Models, Modifieds and SportMods.

 

Andy Forsberg Wins Ocean Finale; Brad Furr Crowned Champion

(Watsonville, CA) Friday night at the Ocean Speedway, Andy Forsberg dominated the 30-lap Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo feature event, and Brad Furr put an exclamation point on the 2013 season as he was crowned as the series champion.

With 24 cars on hand, Auburn, CA pilot, Andy Forsberg, found his PT Shocks backed entry on the front row alongside Nathan Washam.

When the green flag dropped, Forsberg motored away, and flexed his muscle as he quickly put distance between himself and the rest of the field.

Behind Forsberg, Washman held down the second spot, as he felt pressure from Steven Tiner, and Koen Shaw.

On fast race track, Forsberg continued to lay down very fast laps, as his lead seemed to continue, as the race went green for the first 22 laps.

Elsewhere in the field, Justin Sanders and Shane Golobic each began working their way towards the front from their fourth and fifth row starting spots, as Rico Abreu clawed inside the top five after a sluggish start.

Meanwhile, up front, Forsberg was flawless in lapped traffic and looked well on his way to the victory when second running Washam went for a horrific ride in turn four, but was able to climb from his car unscathed.

With just eight laps to go, Forsberg restarted but now had Tiner, Abreu, Koen Shaw, and Golobic right on his hear bumper.

On the restart, Forsberg was able to take advantage of a lapped car between him and Tiner, and break away, but the caution waived just three laps later, as Ryan Bernal came to a stop.

With just five laps to go, and no lapped cars in between the leaders, Tiner looked a to get under Forsberg on the restart, but the 14-time sprint car champion was able to fend him off and pick up the win.

“It’s always fun to get down here and run with the Taco Bravo guys,” Forsberg said in victory lane. “John Prentice does a great job with this place, and I’m really excited for what he is doing with the future of the sport this coming year. I have to thank Cody Gainey, and all the guys who worked on this thing tonight.”

Tiner held on to second, as Abreu brought his Abreu Vineyards machine home in the show position.

Prunedale, CA driver Justin Sanders took advantage of the two late restarts and powered his way into the fourth spot, as Golobic rounded out the top five.

On his championship night, Brad Furr finished in the seventh spot.

The night started off with Shane Golobic setting fast time in qualifications, and heat races were won by Justin Sanders, Nicholas Ringo, and Ryan Rusconi, as Jerry Bonnema won the B.

The Ocean Speedway would like to thank Taco Bravo, Digital Delivery Networks, Nobel Construction, Get Som Sports, Ray Scheidt’s Electric, Hoosier Tires West, and Kaeding Performance for their support.

Ray Schiedt’s Fast Time Award- Shane Golobic

DDNi Hard Charger- Justin Sanders

Beer Optics Hard Luck- Nathan Washam

Feature Event Finish- Andy Forsberg, Steven Tiner, Rico Abreu, Justin Sanders, Shane Golobic, Koen Shaw, Brad Furr, Nick Rescino, Mitchel Faccinto, Ryan Rusconi, Nicholas Ringo, Nick Foster, Jr, Jerry Bonnema, Kurt Nelson, Jaime Duff, Jason Chisum, Jeremy Chisum, Collin Markle, Kyler Shaw, Jeremy Burt, Ryan Bernal, Nathan Washam

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park - 10/11/2013

Harvest of Sprints

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (45 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - Heat 1 (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 27A-Justin Grant[2] ; 2. 22S-Scotty Weir[3] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[7] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 5. 63-Huston Hewitt[1] ; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams[4] ; 7. 1M-Mike Moore[5] ; 8. 5-Mark Silva[8]

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

1. 18-Todd Keen[1] ; 2. 48H-AJ Hopking[2] ; 3. 40-Gary Taylor[6] ; 4. 30-Tracy Hines[3] ; 5. 31R-Tom Rhodes[4] ; 6. 14-Cooper Clouse[7] ; 7. 17-Kevin Myers[5] ; 8. 2K-Kevin Klatte[8]

Heat 3 - Heat 3 (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 2. 12-Chris Gurley[1] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 4. 31W-Chuck Wilson[2] ; 5. 48-Mike Burkin[7] ; 6. 17U-Lee Underwood[8] ; 7. 43G-Rob Guy[4] ; 8. 7P-Brandon Moore[5]

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

1. 83-Wes McIntyre[1] ; 2. 17N-Nick Bilbee[5] ; 3. 5M-Tim Hunter[7] ; 4. 12S-Cody Swanson[6] ; 5. 1H-Kevin Hawk[3] ; 6. 2-Dustin Ingle[2] ; 7. 53-Steve Little[4]

Heat 5 - Heat 5 (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11-Chris Windom[5] ; 2. 5A-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 3. 9B-Brady Bacon[7] ; 4. 37-Mike Dunlap[3] ; 5. 21-Travis Hery[4] ; 6. 48X-Dustin Smith[6] ; 7. 9-Dave Disinger[2]

Heat 6 - Heat 6 (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 41-Thomas Meseraull[1] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 3. O-Steve Irwin[4] ; 4. 32M-Derek Hastings[6] ; 5. 19-Jimmy Snead[5] ; 6. 4G-Bill Griffith[7]

Dash1 - (6 Laps, finishing order determined starting positions on the inside of rows 1-6 of A-feature)

1. 22S-Scotty Weir[4] ; 2. 18-Todd Keen[2] ; 3. 27A-Justin Grant[1] ; 4. 48H-AJ Hopking[5] ; 5. 12-Chris Gurley[6] ; 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[3]

Dash2 - (6 Laps, finishing order determined starting positions on the outside of rows 1-6 of A-feature)

1. 11-Chris Windom[2] ; 2. 41-Thomas Meseraull[3] ; 3. 5A-Dallas Hewitt[5] ; 4. 83-Wes McIntyre[1] ; 5. 17N-Nick Bilbee[4] ; 6. 9N-Luke Hall[6]

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Gary Taylor[2] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[1] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[3] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 5. 30-Tracy Hines[5] ; 6. 63-Huston Hewitt[7] ; 7. 48-Mike Burkin[9] ; 8. 17U-Lee Underwood[12] ; 9. 5W-Jeff Williams[10] ; 10. 2K-Kevin Klatte[17] ; 11. 14-Cooper Clouse[11] ; 12. 7P-Brandon Moore[18] ; 13. 43G-Rob Guy[15] ; 14. 31W-Chuck Wilson[6] ; 15. 5-Mark Silva[16] ; 16. 17-Kevin Myers[14] ; 17. 1M-Mike Moore[13] ; 18. 31R-Tom Rhodes[8]

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9B-Brady Bacon[2] ; 2. 12S-Cody Swanson[4] ; 3. 37-Mike Dunlap[5] ; 4. 5M-Tim Hunter[1] ; 5. 21-Travis Hery[8] ; 6. 48X-Dustin Smith[10] ; 7. 32M-Derek Hastings[6] ; 8. 1H-Kevin Hawk[7] ; 9. 4G-Bill Griffith[11] ; 10. 19-Jimmy Snead[9] ; 11. 9-Dave Disinger[13] ; 12. O-Steve Irwin[3]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 41-Thomas Meseraull[4]; 2. 11-Chris Windom[2]; 3. 83-Wes McIntyre[8]; 4. 9N-Luke Hall[12]; 5. 40-Gary Taylor[13]; 6. 27A-Justin Grant[5]; 7. 54-Matt Westfall[15]; 8. 5A-Dallas Hewitt[6]; 9. 12S-Cody Swanson[16]; 10. 12-Chris Gurley[9]; 11. 37-Mike Dunlap[18]; 12. 82-Mike Miller[17]; 13. 5M-Tim Hunter[20]; 14. 18-Todd Keen[3]; 15. 48H-AJ Hopking[7]; 16. 17N-Nick Bilbee[10]; 17. 9B-Brady Bacon[14]; 18. 16-Chris Andrews[19]; 19. 22S-Scotty Weir[1]; 20. 23S-Kyle Simon[11]

Hard Charger: 9N-Luke Hall[+8]

K&L Ready Mix 360 Sprints (27 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

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

1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 2. 11-Tim Allison[1] ; 3. B20-Butch Schroeder[4] ; 4. 11N-Ed Neumeister[3] ; 5. 22R-Kevin Roberts[6] ; 6. 23M-Jack Miller[7] ; 7. 10-Bob Carman[5]

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

1. 49-Shawn Dancer[3] ; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 3. 35R-Ronnie Blair[6] ; 4. 1H-Luke Hall[5] ; 5. 27-Beau Stewart[7] ; 6. 10J-Jarrod Delong[4] ; 7. 19-Jimmy Snead[2]

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

1. 7C-Hud Horton[1] ; 2. 7K-Justin Henderson[2] ; 3. 23-Devon Dobie[6] ; 4. 17-Jared Horstman[3] ; 5. 12-Nick Roberts[4] ; 6. 9W-Lucas Wolfe[7] ; 7. 13D-Jeremy Duposki[5]

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

1. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 2M-Brian Sebetto[1] ; 3. 6S-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 4. 22D-Dennis Yoakum[6] ; 5. 16-Ryan Ruhl[3] ; 6. 49T-Gregg Dallman[5]

Dash1 - (6 Laps, finishing order determined starting positions on the inside of rows 1-6 of A-feature)

1. 49-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 3. 11-Tim Allison[3] ; 4. B20-Butch Schroeder[5] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 6. 35R-Ronnie Blair[6]

Dash2 - (6 Laps, finishing order determined starting positions on the outside of rows 1-6 of A-feature)

1. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 7C-Hud Horton[2] ; 3. 6S-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 4. 23-Devon Dobie[5] ; 5. 2M-Brian Sebetto[4] ; 6. 7K-Justin Henderson[3]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 16-Ryan Ruhl[4] ; 2. 27-Beau Stewart[2] ; 3. 12-Nick Roberts[3] ; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts[1] ; 5. 49T-Gregg Dallman[8] ; 6. 9W-Lucas Wolfe[7] ; 7. 23M-Jack Miller[5] ; 8. 13D-Jeremy Duposki[11] ; 9. 19-Jimmy Snead[10] ; 10. 10J-Jarrod Delong[6]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[3]; 2. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[9]; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer[1]; 5. 23-Devon Dobie[8]; 6. B20-Butch Schroeder[7]; 7. 6S-Max Stambaugh[6]; 8. 7C-Hud Horton[4]; 9. 11-Tim Allison[5]; 10. 2M-Brian Sebetto[10]; 11. 22R-Kevin Roberts[20]; 12. 35R-Ronnie Blair[11]; 13. 12-Nick Roberts[19]; 14. 22D-Dennis Yoakum[16]; 15. 7K-Justin Henderson[12]; 16. 17-Jared Horstman[15]; 17. 16-Ryan Ruhl[17]; 18. 11N-Ed Neumeister[13]; 19. 1H-Luke Hall[14]; 20. 27-Beau Stewart[18]

Hard Charger: 22R-Kevin Roberts[+9]

 

 

Bell gets second MOWA win in Fox 53 at Lincoln
Action continues tonight with season championship Jacksonville Speedway

LINCOLN, Ill. (Oct. 11, 2013) - Christopher Bell and the Fox 53 racing team have proven to be quite the strong combination, as they have now combined to have two wins and two second place finishes with the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA), after their win at Lincoln Speedway, Friday.
Bell led from the drop of the green, and survived heavy lapped traffic and a late race charge by Terry McCarl to hold on for his second MOWA win of the season.
McCarl, who won the dash, started on the pole of the 25 lap main event, but it was Bell who went to the top spot at the drop of the green. While Bell was out front, McCarl and Brian Brown had a good race for second, especially after the last caution that came with a handful of laps left. A pair of slidejobs, and a little conversation amongst two veteran drivers following the race, eventually ending with McCarl in second and Brown in third.
Racing behind the top three was very good, with several story lines playing out throughout the night.
Joey Moughan, who started 13th, had a great run as he moved up to finish fourth, while "Sunshine" Tyler Courtney finished in the fifth spot. For Courtney, it was his first career winged sprint car start. He drove a back-up car of Danny Smith's, and won his heat race, before running in the top five during the entire feature.
Before the event, Smith said Courntey's father and Smith had been friends for many years, and when asked if he could get "Sunshine" in a winged ride for a night, there was no doubt he would put the back-up car to use.
With Shaheen's weekend in full swing, one of the few drivers in the field that had actually ran at "Little" Springfield, had a good night as well, as Jim Moughan made the dash and ran eighth in the feature. Moughan has ran sparingly this season with work keeping him busy this summer, but the veteran has run well in most of his appearances with the series in 2013.
Kenny Bragg, Gilson, Ill., made his first career MOWA start, Friday, when he climbed in his 73 sprinter for the first time in two years. He got upside down in his heat race, but returned to run his B-main.
Bryan Clauson made another MOWA start, this time in the Blazin' Racin' 82 machine. He made the feature but a late race spin sent him to the back of the lead lap, he eventually finished 10th.
Action continues with the series, tonight, when it holds its season championship race at Jacksonville Speedway. With 39 cars in the pits at Lincoln Speedway, 30-plus cars are expected in Jacksonville. Jerrod Hull holds a nearly insurmountable points lead as he enters the final race of the season, being chased by A.J. Bruns.
Results
Feature: 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Terry McCarl, 3. Brian Brown, 4. Joey Moughan, 5. Tyler Courtney, 6. Jerrod Hull, 7. Bret Tripplett, 8. Jim Moughan, 9. A.J. Bruns, 10. Bryan Clauson, 11. Cory Bruns, 12. Critter Malone, 13. Jimmy Hurley, 14. Jeremy Standridge, 15. Joe B. Miller, 16. Chris Urish, 17. Matt Harms, 18. Ben Wagoner, 19. Danny Smith, 20 Lynton Jeffrey.
Dash: 1. Terry McCarl, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Brian Brown, 4. Jerrod Hull, 5. Cory Bruns, 6. Tyler Courtney, 7. Critter Malone, 8. Jim Moughan.
B-Main 1: 1. Chris Urish, 2. Joe B. Miller, 3. Caleb Wankel, 4. Jimmy Davies, 5. Korey Weyant, 6. Brett Samonds, 7. Austin Brown, 8. Donnie Beechler, 9. Levi Curry, 10. Mark Brucker, 11. Tyler Shoemaker, 12. John Dines (DNS).
B-Main 2: 1. Lynton Jeffrey, 2. Matt Harms, 3. Robbie Standridge, 4. John Potter, 5.Kenny Bragg, 6. Paul Nienhiser, 7. Tiffany Wyzard, 8. Ryan Kempin, 9. Raymond Hensley (DNS), 10. Andy Baugh (DNS), 11. Logan Faucon (DNS).
Heat 1: 1. Critter Malone, 2. Terry McCarl, 3. Bret Triplett, 4. Danny Smith, 5. Ben Wagoner, 6. John Dines, 7. Tiffany Wyzard, 8. Donnie Beechler, 9.Austin Brown, 10. Kenny Bragg.
Heat 2: 1. Jerrod Hull, 2. Cory Bruns, 3. Jim Moughan, 4. Caleb Wankel, 5. Matt Harms, 6. Ryan Kempin, 7. Tyler Shoemaker, 8. Raymond Hensley, 9. Brett Samonds, 10. Logan Faucon.
Heat 3: 1. Brian Brown, 2. Jeremy Standridge, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Chris Urish, 5. Jimmy Hurley, 6. Paul Nienhiser, 7. Jimmy Davies, 8. John Potter, 9. Robbie Standridge, 10. Korey Weyant.
Heat 4: 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. A.J. Bruns, 4. Joey Moughan, 5. Lynton Jeffrey, 6. Joe B. Miller, 7. Mark Brucker, 8. Levi Curry, 9. Andy Baugh.

 

Kyle Clark Rim Rides To First Career Win Becomes 15th Winner In Season Finale

John Lemon OCRS public Relations

Oktaha Oklahoma (October 6, 2013) – In a theme that just played out all season long, Kyle Clark won his first career Oil Capital Racing Series A-Feature in the season finale at the Oklahoma Motorsports Park and in doing so, Clark became the 11th driver to earn their first career OCRS victory lane appearance in 2013. He also was the 15th driver overall to score a victory in the 22 events that were conducted this year. Clark dedicated the victory to a dear friend, Trish Sneath, who recently passed away and was a special person in Clark’s life along with her husband Dennis.

The 25-lap feature was filled to the max with well executed slide jobs, both for the lead and for additional positions behind the leaders. The record books will show one single lead change, that being when Clark slid by pole setter Chance Morton to take the lead on lap seventeen. Prior to that lap, the two pilots exchanged the lead multiple times as Clark would slide pass Morton on multiple occasions only to have Morton return the passes prior to getting back to the start/finish line. In a couple of cases, Morton would barley make it to the stripe ahead of Clark to be scored the leader of that particular lap.

Morton, piloting the Morton Excavating / Shock Doc / A-C Man Of Oklahoma /Napa-Coweta Auto Supply / STK Racing Engines / XXX framed sprinter and Clark, in the GetCNGnow.com / Same Day Auto Repair / Dyno Services of Oklahoma / ART chassis, set sail off their front row starting positions with each rim riding what available cushion they could find near the outer wall. Morton would be the early race leader with Clark launching sliders after sliders looking for a way past. At one point, Clark went for a slider in turn one but Morton would have none of it as he mashed the throttle and squeezed through Clark and the concrete wall to retain the lead. How disaster was averted is still questioned.

Behind the lead duo, a trio of drivers were in a heavy exchange of slide job warfare of their own for the third position. Johnny Kent, Brian McClelland and Casey Wills were trying with all their might to break free from one another and attempt to chase down the leaders. Kent was the best of this group until lap ten when McClelland worked the low line extensively enough to take the third spot. A lap later, the red flag would fly as Kade Morton would flip in turn three. Kade would walk away OK.

Once Clark got by Morton for the top spot, McClelland thus set his radar on Morton as well. On lap 22, Morton lost momentum in turn two allowing McClelland to make a charge for the second spot. McClelland carried his speed higher into the corner this time and made the pass. However, a yellow for a problem by Michael Tyre’s stalled car negated that pass as the field would have to restart with the results of the completion of lap 21. This gave Morton a reprieve by getting his second position back for the restart.

On lap 22, McClelland repassed Morton for second in turns three and four only to have Morton cross over and reclaim the spot by a mere foot at the line. On the 24th lap, McClelland finally made a pass that would stick on Morton when he shot by in turn two. All the while, Clark was not having any of the commotion that was behind him and he motored on for the win he has long sought after. Andrew Deal followed McClelland and Morton for fourth with Kent retaining a top five finish.

Alex Sewell was sixth, Friday night’s winner Mickey Walker was seventh with Gary Owens eighth, Casey Wills ninth and Michael Bookout tenth. Bookout was also the recipient of the AmeriFlex Hose and Accessories Hard Charger after starting in the 20th position. Travis Ashwood was awarded the Dyno Services of Oklahoma Hard Luck award after flipping his mount on lap two. Ashwood was OK. Series champion Harli White, who had a crew from ESPN on hand shooting footage for a future human-interest story, was an early exit casualty in the feature after experiencing terminating mechanical issues.

Kade Morton, older brother of Chance, not only suffered the flip in the feature to make for a tough night, but the night became tougher when he lost third place in the final point standings to Johnny Kent by just 18 points (1439 – 1421). The event wasn’t a total loss for Kade as he racked up the 2013 Brodix / PM-Pro OCRS Rookie of the Year honors.

Likewise, the night wasn’t a loss for White either. In a special ceremony after the feature, the family of the late Donnie Ray Crawford (Donnie, Jodie, Chassi and Ray Crawford) joined Harli and her family on the front stretch where they all acknowledged Donnie Ray as Tuesday October 8th is his birthday. Other than the Donnie Ray Crawford Memorial micro sprint race, it was the first time Donnie, Jodie and Chassi had been out to the races.

With the conclusion of the 12th season of OCRS sprint car racing, we wish to express our sincerest gratitude to all the fans that have supported the OCRS series not just this season, but throughout the years. OCRS also acknowledges the numerous track promoters that have welcomed the series with open arms and have been such great partners in which to work with.

Special thanks goes out to the fleet of sponsors in the OCRS series for they are so very essential in assisting to provide a quality product that hits the racetrack each and every time out. These sponsors include:

Hoosier Tire Southwest Smiley’s Racing Products AmeriFlex Hose and Accessories Bob Hurley Auto Family Drive Shafts Inc. Car & Fleet Parts Dyno Services of Oklahoma Grand Prix Auto Lightning Wings M&W Aluminum Brodix Cylinder Heads PM-Pro Schoenfeld Headers Allen Competition Engines Racing Optics Eagle Motorsports Superior Auto Salvage Morton Excavating Maxwell Oil Shock Doc R&M Race Trailers

 

 

Ventura Raceway

(October 7, 2013, Cliff Morgan, Ventura Raceway) OXNARD, CA - Racing continued Saturday night October 5 and the racing was another night of exciting competition as one of the largest car counts of the season competed.

VRA Sprints returned to action with past VRA Sprint Car Champion Greg Taylor taking the win over 20 competitors in the 30 lap feature. He dominated the race to take the win. Throughout the race Taylor had to battle several drivers to get the win. He had to come from the rear of the field after spinning out while leading the race early on. He then battled with Jimmy Crawford, Clif Warren and Guy Woodward before he finally got out front for good. Following Taylor across the finish line were Guy Woodward, Tom Hendricks, Ed Schwarz and Kyle Smith. Three heat races were run with wins being taken by Greg Taylor, Clif Warren and Jimmy Crawford.

Seven VRA Senior Sprints were on hand to run their portion of the night's racing. The heat race and their 20 lap main event, once again, went to season point leader Clif Warren. The win kept him undefeated in 2013 with 11 straight victories. In the main event Warren took the lead from the start and led to the finish to take his record setting eleventh win in a row this season. Warren led Ed Schwarz, Chris Meredith, Steve Brown, and Mike Cook to the finish line. After eleven races in 2013, Warren leads Meredith by 395 points.

VRA Dwarf Cars returned to action with 28 Pro Dwarf cars and 7 Senior Dwarf Cars present. In Pro action, four heats were run with wins going to Camron Diatte, Jacob Ganzer, Brent Stevens and Curt Cook. One Semi Main was run with the win going to Tim Conley. The 20 lap main event was won by Brian Saxton who held off several challenges to take the feature win. Following him to the line were Diatte, Ganzer, Cody Majors and Conley. In Senior racing the one heat race run went to Mike Lewis. Their 20 lap feature went to Mike Neal over George Calvo, Bob Kaufman, Lee Majors and Lewis.

VRA Focus Midgets raced Saturday night with Brennan Rogers taking the win in the feature. His win clinched his VRA 2013 Focus Championship. Leroy Anderson took the one heat race win.

NMRA TQ Midgets also were on hand Saturday night with Anthony Lopicollo taking the 20 lap feature win.

Ventura Raceway will be dark next Saturday night October 12 as the Fairgrounds stages the 2013 Highland Games.

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Ventura Raceway Race Results for 10/05/2013

MYLAPS data for 10/05/2013: http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/964179

VRA Sprint Cars

Race #11 10/05/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Greg Taylor, Ventura, 30 Laps; 2. Guy Woodward, Santa Clarita, 30 Laps; 3. Tom Hendricks, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 4. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 30 Laps; 5. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 6. Charlie Butcher, Santa Barbara, 30 Laps; 7. David Taylor Jr., Moorpark, 30 Laps; 8. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 9. Russel Deblauw, Ventura, 29 Laps; 10. George Morris, 29 Laps; 11. Kenny Perkins, Victorville, 26 Laps; 12. Jimmy Crawford, Ventura, 24 Laps; 13. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 9 Laps; 14. Josh Lakatos, Pasadena, 9 Laps; 15. Luke Boles, Goleta, 9 Laps; 16. Cody Swanson, Norco, 9 Laps; 17. Adam Frith-Smith, Llano. Ca, 0 Laps; 18. Leroy Anderson, Las Vegas, 0 Laps

Lap Leaders: Greg Taylor (1-9), Cliff Warren (10), Jimmy Crawford (11-16), Greg Taylor (17), Guy Woodward (18), Greg Taylor (19-30)

Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Greg Taylor; Saldana Racing Products Heat 2: Cliff Warren; BR Motorsports Heat 3: Jimmy Crawford

Keizer Aluminum Wheels High Point Award: Jimmy Crawford

K&N Engineering Hard Charger Award: Guy Woodward

DJ Safety Hard Luck Award: Adam Frith-Smith

Top 10 in points (Adjusted): 1. Greg Taylor, 2265; 2. Guy Woodward, 2205; 3. Tom Hendricks, 2145; 4. Kyle Smith, 1750; 5. Luke Boles, 1715; 6. Rick Hendrix, 1680; 7. David Taylor Jr., 1425; 8. Austin DeBlauw, 1330; 9. Bruce Douglass, 1070; 10. Russel Deblauw, 975

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VRA Senior Sprints

Race #11 10/05/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 20 Laps; 3. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 4. Steve Brown, Ontario, Ca, 20 Laps; 5. Mike Cook, Long Beach, 19 Laps; 6. Joe Boman, Satellite Beach, Florida, 19 Laps; 7. Leroy Anderson, Las Vegas, 19 Laps

Lap Leaders: Cliff Warren (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: SpinTech Mufflers Heat 1: Cliff Warren

Top 10 in points: 1. Cliff Warren, 2770; 2. Chris Meredith, 2375; 3. Steve Brown, 1940; 4. Mike Cook, 1880; 5. Ed Schwarz, 1525; 6. Wally Pankratz, 1145; 7. Greg Andrews, 1090; 8. David Marini, 755; 9. Rob Kershaw, 240; 10. Victor Davis, 200

 

 

Trimble slides way to URSS victory to close season

By the URSS

OBERLIN — Adam Trimble said he doesn't know how to perform a perfect slide-job.

After Sunday afternoon, he might have figured it out.

Trimble used a pair of nifty slide-jobs during the waning laps of the second annual Bob Salem Memorial at Decatur County Speedway to win the final United Rebel Sprint Series show of the season.

“They were pretty hefty slide-jobs, in my opinion,” Trimble said. “I don't know how to throw slide-jobs at all. I was just throwing them in there, hoping I wouldn't fly off the track. They stuck, and lucky for me, we ended up winning.”

What made the day even better for Trimble was the fact he also clinched the Colorado Region championship by finishing ahead of Jake Bubak — who ended up winning the URSS national title. It was the first time in series history a Colorado driver won the national crown.

“We came in with only two points between us,” Trimble said about battling Bubak for the regional title. “Honestly, I didn't think I was going to win it. To actually pull out a win and the (Colorado) championship, that's great.”

Trimble started ninth, alongside Cody Salem. Keefe Hemel and Kade Hagans started on the front row, and Hemel took control from the drop of the green flag.

Hemel paced the way through the first five laps before Hagans — who was running seventh — hit the berm in turn one and bicycled his sprint car. That forced him off the track, where he hit the guard rail at the bottom off the turns. It ended his night, but he was OK.

Hemel paced the field back to green, followed by Dewell, Darren Berry, Trimble and Steven Richardson.

Hemel would pull away again, only to have the field bunched back up after lap 13 when Walinder spun off turn two.

By that time, Trimble had moved up to third behind Hemel and Dewell.

“We got really lucky on the first couple laps,” Trimble said. “The bottom really wasn't there the whole race, but it worked out really well for us on the first couple laps. Everybody kind of stayed in the middle or went to the top. Then once I got the chance to go to the top, that's where I really wanted to be. That's where the good groove was. We got really lucky, I think.”

Hemel pulled away on the restart once again, putting several car lengths between him and Dewell.

“The way the track was, where it was pretty much one groove. On the restarts if anybody was going to do anything, it was going to be a slider,” Hemel said. “I was trying to get myself a good restart to avoid the slider. There just wasn't anywhere to go down and try to block one. The first time, I think I started in between three and four, just trying to sucker him. The second one, you would normally think they would wait until they get to the cone, so I just back it up farther. That's what I was doing, trying to protect against the slider in one and two.”

Trimble kept working on Dewell until lap 21, when he made a slide-job stick in turns one and two to move into the runner-up spot.

That's when the leaders hit lap traffic again. Two laps later, Hemel hesitated entering turn one with lap traffic in front of him. That opened the door for Trimble, who slid his way to the top spot.

“Just that one hesitation. That's all it was,” Hemel said. “If I would have just drove it down in there and tried the slider, I think I would have been all right. I just hesitated that one bit, and that's all it took.”

Trimble led the final three laps to take the win.

“The track held up really good,” Trimble said. “I thought when we got here it would be around the bottom, but it turns out it had a pretty heavy, heavy cushion really. It was a lot heavier than we're used to in Colorado anyways. You just kind of put it up there and hoped for the best. I can't believe we finished, to be honest.”

Hemel finished second, followed by Dewell, Richardson and Zac Taylor.

“I don't want to sound like a butt because I got second,” Hemel said. “There's a lot of other people that would have taken second. It was just that close, though. I got around those lap cars, and I thought I would try to run him down. Then there was the checkered flag. I was counting back in my head, and I gave it up with a few laps to go. Ugh.”

Luke Cranston was credited with a 14th-place finish, enough to earn him the Kansas Region crown.

Heat race winners were Darren Berry, Richardson and Bubak.

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard-Charger Award went to Trimble, who moved up eight spots.

Feature results

1. Adam Trimble, 2. Keefe Hemel, 3. Richie Dewell, 4. Steven Richardson, 5. Zac Taylor, 6. Zach Blurton, 7. Jake Bubak, 8. Brian Herbert, 9. Darren Berry, 10. Cody Salem, 11. John Webster, 12. Brian Hardman, 13. Mark Walinder, 14. Luke Cranston (DNF), 15. Coby Pearce (DNF), 16. Jake Greider (DNF), 17. Kade Hagans (DNF), 18. Nate Berry (DNS), 19. Aaron Ploussard (DNS), 20. Chad Salem (DNS), 21. Josh Hudson (DNS).

 

 

Chris Bell runs away to victory in POWRi/USAC Gold Crown finale, earns $10,000

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (Oct. 6, 2013)—Chris Bell drove to a runaway victory to earn $10,000 in the fifth annual DuPont Gold Crown Midget Nationals in a 50-lap feature co-sanctioned by the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the Honda USAC National Dirt Midget Series on Sunday at three-eights mile Tri-City Speedway.

The fifth-starting Bell passed Bryan Clauson for the lead on the 10th lap and wasn’t challenged to the checkered flag. The 18-year-old from Norman, Okla., led by half a lap twice before cautions and he won by half the distance of the front stretch over runner-up Danny Stratton of Brownsburg, Ind., in his Toyota-powered Bullet for Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports.

“He was in a world of his own,” Kunz said.

It was Bell’s fourth POWRi and fifth USAC triumph in national midgets this season. He’s running for the USAC championship and the win boosted his lead over Clauson to 103 points, 899-793.

“It was a matter of getting to the top as quickly as I could,” Bell explained. “I have to thank Keith Kunz. That car was on a rail and all I had to do was not make a mistake. The car wasn’t that good in the dash and it came to life in the feature.”

Bell had been one of six drivers based on points from the Gold Crown features on Thursday, won by Rico Abreu, and Friday, won by Clauson, to race in an eight-lap dash to determine the starting order of the front three rows. Clauson won and Abreu was second in the dash.

Bell climbed to third on the opening lap and passed teammate Abreu on the fourth lap for second. He began attacking Clauson’s Curb Records Spike-Esslinger with slide jobs on the eighth lap and passed him in turns one and two on the ninth.

“I slid him (Clauson) the first time and he crossed me,” Bell said. “The second time I slid him, we went side-by-side on the front stretch and I drove around him (on the outside) in turns one and two.”

Once in the lead, Bell built huge leads, going through traffic with a steady diet of slide jobs. The race stayed green for 28 straight laps before caution. With 25 of the 27 starters running, there were only 11 on the lead lap for the lap 30 restart.

Bell had five lapped cars between him and the second-running Abreu and bolted away. Abreu was exiting turn four when teammate Tanner Thorson spun directly in front of him and they made contact. Abreu’s Bullet-Toyota flipped into the center of the track and Jake Blackhurst’s DRC-Esslinger couldn’t avoid the crash and flipped, too.

It brought out the red flag. Abreu went to the work area and was able to restart after repairs. He was running 11th, but at the back of the 24 cars still running. Blackhurst, a lap down, was also able to restart.

Bell opened up a half-lap lead over second-running Jerry Coons Jr., in seven laps following the restart. When the lapped Triple X-Esslinger of Tyler Thomas jumped the cushion in turn three, Coons’ Spike-Esslinger was collected to bring out the caution on the 43rd lap. Bell lost another half-lap lead. Coons was able to restart.

Seven laps remained following the final restart. Chris Windom’s Beast-Esslinger was lined up directly behind Bell, who pulled away. Stratton had charged to third from 14th on the grid in Shane Hmiel Racing’s Beast-Esslinger and he took second with a slide job on Windom with six laps to go.

“I don’t know if I was near getting lapped at the yellow (at lap 30), but I thought I’d better get going,” Stratton said. “We did some adjustments under the red and they were the right ones. I found a unique line that worked best for my car. I was diamonding turn one and the track had taken rubber from turn two down the back stretch and I was sliding in turns three and four. It took me from eighth to second.

“Second doesn’t go on resumes but it was my first race with Shane’s team and it was pretty good. It’s a good group to work with and Levi Jones (former USAC National Sprint Car champ who retired in June) is a heck of a crew chief and Mark Gerard, Shane’s regular crew chief, is very good, too.”

Windom was disqualified in post-race inspection. Abreu finished third.

“I came back out after the red in 11th, but had to start at the rear of the field,” Abreu said. “I got some momentum going and ran the top. I’m not disappointed at all with third. We really have the best cars and the best crew chiefs. I’m just thankful to be driving for this team.”

It was the 20th victory of the season for the Kunz team. They celebrated with birthday cake for crew chief Pete Willoughby.

“It’s a big win for us, it’s Pete Willoughby’s birthday and I’m happy to win on it,” Bell said.

Aaron Andruskevitch passed Jason Harms in the final 10 yards to win the 15-lap feature by less than a foot in the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series. It was Andruskevitch’s fourth career victory and denied Harms his first.

Harms of Riverton, Ill., had led the opening 14 laps.

“I had the car dialed in, but on the last lap, I missed my line, slid up and knew Aaron would have just enough to beat me,” Harms said.

It was the final event of the season for POWRi’s Midgets and Micros. Zach Daum finished fourth in Sunday’s midget feature, his third straight fourth in the Gold Crown. He clinched the midget championship on Friday.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature results (50 laps): 1. Chris Bell, 2. Danny Stratton, 3. Rico Abreu, 4. Zach Daum, 5. Alex Bright, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Jonathan Beason, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Darren Hagen, 10. Dave Darland, 11. Parker Price-Miller, 12. Brad Kuhn, 13. Andrew Felker, 14. Caleb Armstrong, 15. Tim Buckwalter, 16. Jake Blackhurst, 17. Tracy Hines, 18. Billy Wease, 19. Dalton Armstrong, 20. Branden Bright, 21. Austin Brown, 22. Tyler Thomas, 23. Kevin Thomas, 24. Tanner Thorson, 25. Shane Cottle, 26. Bryan Clauson, 27. Chris Windom.

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series (15 laps): 1. Aaron Andruskevitch, 2. Jason Harms, 3 Joey Wirth, 4. Joe B. Miller, 5. Jacob Patton, 6. Matt Ponder, 7. Max Pozsgai, 8. Derek Schuett, 9. Shelby Bosie, 10. Steve Finn, 11. Jake Neuman, 12. Jeremy Camp, 13. Kyle Schuett, 14. Chad DeSpain, 15. Kevin Horcher.

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Dover Decimates NCRA Sprint Foes at 81 Speedway!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Park City, Kansas – October 5, 2013 - Jack Dover continued his winning ways in series action as he pocketed $3000 in claiming his third National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car feature event of the season Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City.

Dover and fellow “Cornhusker State” driver Billy Alley started on the front row for the thirty lap feature with both drivers looking to get an early jump on each other causing complete restarts. The second attempt was nelegated when Randy Woodside flipped at the bottom of turn four collecting Randy Hibbs. Woodside was uninjured but both were done for the night.

When race finally went green, Dover, aboard the family owned #53 Certified Transmission/Home Pride Companies/The Oil Medics/Trail Performance sponsored, Roush/Yates Ford powered Eagle chassis, pulled away from the field and quickly opened up a half stretch lead over Alley by lap three.

The leader began approaching lapped traffic on lap seven and by lap nine was caught behind more traffic allowing Alley to cut the deficit to ten car lengths. However Dover would work his way around the slower cars while behind him, Danny Wood would get around Shawn Peterson for the third position.

At the races midway point it was Dover, followed by Alley, Wood, fifteenth starting Jordan Boston and Wayne Johnson as Dover continued to set a torrid pace. His pace was slowed for a caution on lap seventeen and on the restart, Dover would motor away and over the final thirteen laps would lap all the way up to the seventh place position.

Alley would settle for second and finish a full stretch behind Dover while behind him, eleventh starting Danny Lasoski had his race setup starting to work as he steered clear from a race long battle for positions three through seventh to finish third at the checkered. Eighth starting Wayne Johnson finished fourth while tour runner up in the current point standings, Jeremy Campbell, came from his ninth starting position to round out the top five. Current point leader C.J. Johnson came home sixth.

The three, ten lap heat races for the twenty-seven car field were won by; Dover, Alley and Wood while Boston won the twelve lap “B” feature.

The next event for the NCRA sprint car division is scheduled to take place on Saturday night, October 26th in what will be the final event on the 2013 race season and the battle for the championship will be decided between C.J. Johnson and Campbell.

NCRA Sprints

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

October 5, 2013

27 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Jack Dover (Springfield, Ne), 2) Jason Martin (Lincoln, Ne), 3) Brandon Hahn (Tulsa, Ok), 4) Jeremy Campbell (Wichita, Ks), 5) Jordan Boston (Lincoln, Ne), 6) Curtis Evans, 7) Koby Barksdale (Norman, Ok), 8) Jordan Weaver (Woodward, Ok), 9) Randy Woodside (Wichita, Ks)

2nd Heat: 1) Billy Alley (Bennet, Ne), 2) Jeff Stasa (Kingman, Ks), 3) Shawn Peterson (Irving, Tx), 4) Danny Smith, 5) Randy Hibbs (Savannah, Mo), 6) Jon Freeman (Salina, Ks), 7) Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, Ok), 8) Marc Robe (Wichita, Ks), 9) Kyle Bellm (Nixa, Mo)

3rd Heat: 1) Danny Wood (Norman, Ok), 2) Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, Ia), 3) J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 4) Danny Lasoski (Higginsville, Mo), 5) Kyle Clark, 6) Rick Wright Jr (Ponca City, Ok), 7) CJ Johnson (Quinter, Ks), 8) Wyatt Burks (Topeka, Ks), 9) Kris Miller (Woodward, Ok)

B Feature: 1) Jordan Boston (Lincoln, Ne), 2) Randy Hibbs (Savannah, Mo), 3) Curtis Evans, 4) CJ Johnson (Quinter, Ks), 5) Kyle Bellm (Nixa, Mo), 6) Randy Woodside (Wichita, Ks), 7) Rick Wright Jr (Ponca City, Ok), 8) Koby Barksdale (Norman, Ok), 9) Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, Ok), 10) Jordan Weaver (Woodward, Ok), 11) Marc Robe (Wichita , Ks), 12) Wyatt Burks (Topeka, Ks), 13) Kris Miller (Woodward, Ok)

A Feature: 1) Jack Dover (Springfield, Ne), 2) Billy Alley (Bennet, Ne), 3) Danny Lasoski (Higginsville, Mo), 4) Wayne Johnson (Knoxville, Ia), 5) Jeremy Campbell (Wichita, Ks), 6) Jason Martin (Lincoln, Ne), 7) CJ Johnson (Quinter, Ks), 8) Danny Wood (Norman, Ok), 9) Jordan Boston (Lincoln, Ne), 10) Brandon Hahn (Tulsa, Ok), 11) Curtis Evans, 12) Shawn Peterson (Irving, Tx), 13) Jon Freeman (Salina, Ks), 14) Danny Smith, 15) Kyle Clark, 16) Jeff Stasa (Kingman, Ks), 17) Kyle Bellm (Nixa, Mo), 18) J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 19) Randy Hibbs (Savannah, Mo), 20) Randy Woodside (Wichita, Ks)

 

 

Marysville Raceway Park Official Press Release 10.6.13 For immediate release By Bob Burbach

“Shark” bites again; on last corner! Fall Taxi Cab Open October 19th

Marysville, CA – For the 2nd time this season, Roseville’s Sean “The Shark” Becker took home the lion’s share of the purse this season in open competition sprint car racing at Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park. Becker pulled of a startling, crowd pleasing, last lap, last corner, high side move to win the 22nd Gold Fever Open Saturday night. A near capacity crowd enjoyed the rapid fire program presented on a superbly prepared surface. Marysville’s Cort Dozier grabbed the laurels in the companion wingless sprint car feature with some late race heroics of his own.

After the 4 heat races and B main events went into the books with few slowdowns, the feature event was staged. Front row starter Andy Gregg aboard the Russell #14r bolted into the lead. He effortlessly seemed to have the rest of the field covered through way when a multitude of quick yellow flag periods slowed the pace of the event allowing the cars to bunch up repeatedly behind Gregg.

7th starting Becker hovered in 5th place as he and Jonathan Allard had found the cushion and started to press forward. 3rd starting, 3 time MRP champion, Billy Wallace was a factor early up front, but had issues that caused the Grass Valley star to fade during the middle portion of the event.

The 30 lapper was 20 laps old when Becker and Allard in the Tri-C 3 started to show their hands and started to pick off cars; getting to 2nd and 3rd places respectively. With 3 to go Gregg was under relentless pressure as Becker looked low and high for a way around Gregg. As the white banner flew Becker looked low in turn 1 and Gregg protected the bottom. Then with only 2 corners to go, Becker jumped back onto the cushion that had so effectively brought him to the front. With 50 yards to go Becker had the line coming out of 4 and whistled past Gregg on the high side to the line. Allard jumped to the bottom off of 4 and nearly got Gregg as well. The capacity crowd was on their feet and screaming as the spectacular event roared to its nearly 3-wide conclusion.

It was simply a classic sprint car race and it was vigorously contested all the way. It is the 4th consecutive outstanding winged sprint car event that has been presented at the venerable raceway in its 45th year of continuous operation. It was a short 3 weeks ago that Colby Wiesz of Colfax and Mike Monahan of Sparks, Nevada were side by side at the stripe and only 2 weeks ago that Monahan edged Billy Wallace by a whisker in another great finish.

MRP continues to present quality sprint racing programs with few major crashes and virtually no tire wear for the competing car owners on the pristine MRP clay. The winged sprint car events have also consistently been completed before the 10:00 hour. Spectators were cruising through the pits early on Saturday talking to their favorite drivers.

The Legal Shield Quick Time Shootout was won by Gregg and he picked up the C-Note once again offered by Legal Shield representative Rod Engberson. Wiesz, Monahan, Branden Mansfield and New Zealand’s Jamie Duff grabbed heat race honors. Kevin Lovell grabbed B main honors; then climbed from 14th starting position in the feature to an impressive 7th.

Behind Allard, pole sitter Shawn Wright finished 4th in front of hard charging Mason Moore, Wallace and Lovell.

The companion wingless feature was a thriller in its own right. Like Gregg in the winged car race, MRP Wingless Sprint Car champion Rowdy McClenon of Anderson seemed to have the field covered until a late race caution put Marysville veteran Cort “Iron Man” Dozier on his tail for the final restart. Dozier reached into his bag of tricks and somehow came to life and stayed with McClenon after the restart. Then with 2 to go, Dozier pulled along side McClenon on the inside of turn 2 as the crowd jumped to its feet. McClenon and Dozier touched wheels and McClenon’s car jumped into the air, pirouetting around and then back on all fours. McClenon motored on, but from that point on, Dozier was in control.

The 2009 MRP Wingless champ won by a wide margin and was greeted by well wishers in victory lane. The emotional win capped a successful season in which Dozier competed in the MRP Winged Sprint Car class, the MRP Super Stock class and the MRP Wingless Sprint Car class, thus the title “Iron Man”. The bay areas’ Shawn Jones finished 2nd with Peter Paulson, Scott Hall, Jerry Cisco and Jeremy Hawes following across the finish line.

A mid-race dice between Hawes and Hall raised some eyebrows as they battled relentlessly to get to the front. Hall spun and Hawes had to make a pit stop putting an end to any real challenges they could mount for the victory. Veteran racer Tony Godwin tipped it over in turn 2 bringing out the evening’s only red flag. Godwin was not injured. Dozier and McClenon won the heats.

MRP will be dark next week before bringing back a major 3-division stock car event on Saturday night October 19th. The Fall Taxi Cab Open will feature Limited Late Models, Super Stocks and a Hobby Stock/Pure Stock class. The single night extravaganza will showcase the best stock car drivers in northern California. The event will bring down the curtain on MRP’s 45th consecutive season of operation. Stay tuned. Pit gates will open at 3 and the grandstands open at 5. Drivers meeting will be at 5pm and hot laps at 6pm with racing after hot laps.

Life’s short. Live it. Race hard.

 

 

Justin Sanders Wins Wild Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo Feature

(Watsonville, CA)- After getting into the wall on the 10th lap while running in the second spot, Justin Sanders came from the back of the pack to win the Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo feature event on Friday night.

When the green flag dropped on the feature, it was Fresno, CA driver, Koen Shaw jumping out to the early lead, with Justin Sanders and Carson Macedo in tow.

On the fifth lap, Sanders and Macedo were battling hard, and as Macedo bicycled, and saved it, Sanders got a piece, and got up into the wall, and the red flag flew as Kurt Nelson took a nasty ride.

With Macedo, and Nelson’s night over, and Sanders at the rear, Bud Kaeding took over the second spot, and made quick work of Shaw on the start as he took the lead.

With Kaeding up front, focus was on a hard charging, and visiting, Jonathan Allard who had worked his way up inside the top five from his 11th starting spot.

With Kaeding up front, and Allard working into the third spot, Sanders was working back up through the field as he found himself just outside of the top five when the caution flew with 14 laps completed.

The restart saw Allard get past Shaw to take over second, as he began working on Kaeding only to see the caution fly on the 17th lap, for Brad Furr and DJ Netto, Furr would restart.

The ensuing restart got exciting as Kaeding and Allard began dicing it up as they battled for the top spot, on a very racy Ocean Speedway.

With Sanders working up into the third spot on the 20th lap, the lead duo had slowly checked out, until trouble broke out.

On the 23rd lap amidst lapped traffic, Allard got the lead exiting turn four, and getting into turns one and two, the duo made contact, resulting in Kaeding getting upside down, and Allard with damage, bringing out the red flag, and handing the lead to Sanders.

With just six-to-go when the green light’s flickered back on, Sanders would go on to pick up the win, taking the checkers over Shaw, Nick Rescino, Mitchell Faccinto, who was making his first career start at the speedway, and Jeremy Chisum rounding out the top five.

“What a night,” Sanders said. “We had a great car, and got into a bit of trouble early in the feature. My guys did a great job getting the car fixed, and we were able to work back up front and grab a win here at Ocean!”

To kick off the night, Brad Furr took home the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award, as he set a new track record.

Heat race wins went to Eric Humphries, Carson Macedo, andAndy Forsberg, while Nick Foster, Jr earned DDNI Hard Charger honors, and Kurt Nelson was unfortunately awarded the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award.

RESULTS-

Fast Time- Brad Furr

Heat 1- Humphries, Kaeding, Furr, Je. Chisum, Ringo, Jr, Ringo, Foster, Jr, Bernal, Nelson.

Heat 2- Macedo, Faccinto, Ensign, Washam, Markle, Bonnema, Allard, Rusconi.

Heat 3- Forsberg, Sanders, Shaw, Simone, Rescino, Ja. Chisum, Stallings, Netto

A Main- Sanders, Shaw, Rescino, Faccinto, Je. Chisum, Bernal, Ringo, Jr, Washman, Foster, Jr, Furr, Simone, Humphries, Ja. Chisum, Allard, Kaeding, Netto, Ringo, Markle, Nelson, Ensign, Macedo, Forsberg.

 

 

 

McCarl dominates MOWA event at Tri-City
Hull builds points lead, works toward third series championship
PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (Oct. 4, 2013) - Terry McCarl was the one constant in a night of craziness for the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA), as he won every race he entered en route to his first MOWA win of 2013 and his first career win at Tri-City Speedway.
While McCarl seemed to be on cruise control out front, the battles and events behind him made for an exciting evening, as the field saw 360s both in the air and on the ground, slide jobs and more throughout the night.
McCarl led every lap of the feature event, but behind him, Christopher Bell, Brady Bacon and Brad Loyet were putting on a passing clinic as the trio worked hard to settle into position.
Following a lap 12 red flag for Kory Bales, who got on his side in turns one and two after riding the wall, the before mentioned trio spent the next seven laps battling for the runner-up spot. Eventually Bell, would settle into second, followed by Bacon and Loyet.
Bell then attempted to real in McCarl, and closed about a third of a track advantage to less than a half a straightaway at the checkered flag as Bell appeared to be the fastest car on the track over the last five laps.
Ian Madsen, who has two MOWA wins on the season including one at Tri-City early this year, started inside row two and ran in the top five early in the event, but got into the outside wall on the front stretch at the start of the race. On lap seven, he got into the wall in turns three and four and got upside down. It was unclear if the incident on the front stretch had anything to do with the crash, but his night was over.
Lyton Jeffrey, who was driving the Hetrick Racing 35H for the first time in 2013 with the MOWA series, made a hard charge early in the race and was battling for fourth when he looped the car in turn 4. He stayed on the gas and lost only four spots do to the 360 spin. The red flag for Bales brought the field back to Jeffrey, and he was able to rebound to finish sixth.
Current MOWA point leader Jerrod Hull exploded a motor at the checkered flag of his heat race win, leaving his night in question, but Jimmy Davies came to his aid. Davies scratched himself from the B-Main and allowed Hull to run the 99 car in the feature event. Hull started 20th for the feature and finished 11th.
A.J. Bruns, second in MOWA points, was not able to qualify for the main event, after finishing sixth in the B-Main, which only took four.
With two races left for the series this season, Hull now holds a commanding lead as he attempts to take his third straight series title.
Heat race action saw a pair of amazing incidents that left people saying "Did you see that?" John Dines got into the turn one wall in heat three, with the entire car coming off the ground and spinning like a top. He did a 360 spin in the air without flipping, to bring out the caution, in fact he never stopped and drove the car to the pits. After the races he said he actually thought he flipped, but when he didn't see the red he just kept the car rolling.
Jimmy Bridgman had the other did you see that moment, when tried to dive inside Kory Bales in turn one in a battle for third and hit a mine tire nearly head on. The car abruptly spun a pair of 360 spins, but Bridgman stayed in the gas, and lost only two spots. He eventually battle back to finish fourth and qualify for the A-Main.
The final weekend of the season for the MOWA series is on tap next weekend, as it travels to Lincoln Speedway, Lincoln, Ill., Friday, Oct. 11. The $2,000 to win show, also has Late Models on the card. Then Saturday, Oct. 12, the series holds it season championship night at Jacksonville Speedway, Jacksonville, Ill. The Shaheen Blast from the Bast has a $4,000 payday to the winner and is part of an all day event at Jacksonville Speedway.
For more information on these final two events, visit http://www.midwestopenwheel.com/ or http://www.jacksonvillespeedway.com/.
Feature: 1. Terry McCarl, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Brad Loyet, 5. Paul Nienhiser, 6. Lynton Jeffrey, 7. Joey Moughan, 8. Bryan Clauson, 9. Jimmy Hurley, 10. Ryan Kempin, 11. Jerrod Hull, 12. Parker Price-Miller, 13. Andy Baugh, 14. Jimmy Bridgeman, 15. Robbie Standridge. 16. Kory Bales, 17. Ian Madsen, 18. Chris Urish, 19. Tommy Worley, 20. Cory Bruns.
Dash: 1. Terry McCarl, 2. Ian Madsen, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Brad Loyet, 5. Parker Price-Miller, 6. Paul Nienhiser, 7. Jimmy Hurley (DNS), 8. Jerrod Hull (DNS).
B-Main: 1. Joey Moughan, 2. Chris Urish, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Andy Baugh, 5. Jeremy Standridge, 6. A.J. Bruns, 7. Korey Weyant, 8. Logan Faucon, 9. Matt Harms, 10. Ben Wagoner, 11. Caleb Wankel, 12. Vinny Ward, 13. Joe B. Miller, 14. John Dines (DNS), 15. Jimmy Davies (DNS).
Heat 1: 1. Terry McCarl, 2. Parker Price-Miller, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Cory Bruns, 5. Jeremy Standridge, 6. Andy Baugh, 7. Jimmy Davies, 8. Vinny Ward.
Heat 2: 1. Jerrod Hull, 2. Ian Madsen, 3. Christopher Bell, 4. Chris Urish, 5. Joey Moughan, 6. A.J. Bruns, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Ben Wagoner.
Heat 3: 1. Paul Nienhiser, 2. Brad Loyet, 3. Lynton Jeffrey, 4. Tommy Worley, 5. Ryan Kempin, 6. Caleb Wankel, 7. Korey Weyant, 8. John Dines.
Heat 4: 1. Jimmy Hurley, 2. Robbie Standridge, 3. Kory Bales, 4. Jimmy Bridgeman, 5. Logan Faucon, 6. Joe B. Miller, 7. Matt Harms.

 

Zach Daum clinches POWRi Midget championship, Clauson wins Gold Crown round two at Tri-City

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (Oct. 4, 2013)—Zach Daum clinched the championship and Bryan Clauson won his fourth feature of the season in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series on Friday, the second of three events in the fifth annual DuPont Gold Crown Nationals, co-sanctioned by the Honda USAC National Dirt Series, at Tri-City Speedway.

Daum finished fourth in the 25-lap race on the high-speed three-eighths mile track and stretched his lead over second-place Andrew Felker to 4,570-4,050 going into tonight’s (Saturday) $10,000-to-win finale of the 30-event season. With POWRi’s rule that requires drivers to drop their worst two finishes, Daum has an unbeatable 4,460-4,030 advantage over Felker, the 2012 POWRi National Midget champion.

It is Daum’s first season with Toyota and backing from Toyota Racing Development and he won his first POWRi national championship and the first national title for Toyota and TRD. The 22-year-old from Pocahontas, Ill., drove an Eagle chassis that he maintained and did the setup preparation himself.

“This is a dream come true,” Daum said. “This means a lot. The championship is my first since winning one in a late model at Brownstown (Ill.) Speedway in 2006. It’s a big accomplishment to bring Toyota its first midget championship, something I’m really proud of. Toyota is obviously the best motors out there and we put together a year where we didn’t fall out. We had to be on the top of our game doing our maintenance.

“I wouldn’t have thought we’d win eight midget races (six POWRi, one USAC, one Badger), but we’ve been competitive everywhere and that means more than anything to me.”

Daum was fourth for the second straight night in the Gold Crown and his 11th straight top-five. He has 20 top-fives for the season.

Daum started Saturday’s feature on the outside of the front row next to Clauson and took the lead by beating him to the first corner. He held it for the opening five laps.

On a lap six restart, Clauson passed Daum on the outside exiting turn two and began building a big lead in his Curb Records Spike-Esslinger. It was wiped out by the second caution, forcing a restart on lap 15. Daum had held second, Tracy Hines was third and Rico Abreu fourth.

“Clauson was really good and I could see I wasn’t going to be able to hold him back,” Daum said. “I could see the bottom going away in a couple of spots, but I was committed to the bottom and stayed there.”

Clauson, a 24-year-old from Noblesville, Ind., drove away from Daum on the restart. Hines, driving a Spike-Toyota, passed Daum for second on the 20th lap and Abreu’s Bullet-Toyota climbed into contention for close three-car battle for second.

“It was pretty exciting racing for second, third and fourth,” Abreu said.

When a red flag came out on lap 23, Abreu was second, Hines third and Daum fourth for the restart with three laps remaining.

Clauson accelerated away from Abreu on the restart, ahead by a couple of car lengths going into turn one, and held that advantage to the checkered flag. Abreu of Rutherford, Calif., finished second and Hines of New Castle, Ind., third.

“The restart against Daum was the move of the race for sure,” Clauson said. “I had a really strong car, especially good in (turns) one and two. I knew the 67k (Abreu) was coming at the end and I figured the top was coming in and I jumped up after the last restart in turns three and four. I had drive to the front on the bottom and you hate to give up what has gotten you there.”

But Abreu never got within range of throwing one of his sliders.

“I spun the tires on the last restart,” Abreu said. “The slide jobs had killed my tires. I wish the red hadn’t come out. If it hadn’t, I think I had a pretty good shot at (passing) Clauson. But I’m not disappointed at all with second.”

The top eight cars by points from the Thursday and Friday features will race in a dash tonight (Saturday) to establish their starting positions for the 40-lap Gold Crown championship. They are Clauson, Abreu, Daum, Chris Bell, Darren Hagen, Shane Cottle, Caleb Armstrong and Alex Bright.

The POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series will join the program for its season finale tonight (Saturday). Nathan Benson of Concordia, Mo., has clinched the championship.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature results (25 laps): 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Rico Abreu, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Zach Daum, 5. Christopher Bell, 6. Darren Hagen, 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Brad Kuhn, 9. Caleb Armstrong, 10. Alex Bright, 11. Dave Darland, 12. Kevin Thomas, 13. Danny Stratton, 14. Andrew Felker, 15. Jonathan Beason, 16. Jake Blackhurst, 17. Jerry Coons Jr.,18. Tyler Thomas, 19. Taylor Ferns, 20. Brady Bacon, 21. Austin Brown, 22. Dalton Armstrong, 23. Parker Price-Miller, 24. Billy Wease, 25. Bobby East.

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Rico Abreu wins POWRi/USAC Gold Crown Midget opener, Zach Daum’s 4th brings championship closer

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (Oct. 3, 2013)—Rico Abreu drove to his fourth feature victory of the season in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Zach Daum’s fourth place increased his lead over Andrew Felker for the championship Thursday in the opener of the fifth annual DuPont Gold Crown Midget Nationals co-sanctioned by the Honda USAC National Midget Series at Tri-City Speedway.

Abreu started on the outside of the second row and, using the far outside line on the three-eighths mile track, powered into the lead in the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports’ Bullet-Toyota on the back straight. The 21-year-old from Rutherford, Calif., led all 25 laps. It was Abreu’s seventh POWRi Midget victory in 23 starts over the past two seasons.

“I had a great start,” Abreu said. “I knew it would be hard to pass and wanted to get to the front as quickly as possible. Once I got in the lead, I began to pace myself, stayed patient. The cushion got tall with about 10 laps to go and I moved down off it.”

Bryan Clauson started from 13th and, by passing Brady Bacon and Tanner Thorson following a lap 16 restart, climbed to second in his Curb Records Spike-Esslinger. The driver from Noblesville, Ind., stayed within striking range until a red flag came out on the 22nd lap.

“I really didn’t need that long red,” Clauson said. “It let the tires settle too much, lost too much air pressure, and the car became a little too bouncy. I was trying to get a run through turn four and get a run on him to do a slider in turn one, but never got the chance. Rico dropped down to the bottom (in turn four) after the red.”

Abreu had changed his line in turn four during the red, dropping down to apex the corner in turn four. It had been the line—not identical, but close—to what Clauson had been running prior to the red.

“Keith (Kunz) told me under the red what Clauson was doing and I went down to take away his line,” Abreu said.

Clauson finished second, .64 of a second—several car lengths—behind.

“It was a good run, 13th to second,” Clauson said. “I didn’t feel like Rico was much better.”

Chris Bell, Abreu’s teammate, finished third from 15th on the grid. He’s the USAC national midget point leader over Clauson, 791-720, and lost only three off his lead.

“I was a little worried when Clauson was seventh and I was 14th at the first yellow (lap nine),” Bell said. “I took too long to get going. I started out on the bottom and about 10 laps in, I switched to the top. I had a good car and once I got going, the car was really fast. The track slicked up and got wider and I like that.”

Daum started on the fourth row and drove his Toyota-powered Eagle to fifth by the seventh lap. The 22-year-old from Pocahontas, Ill., was third when the race was red flagged on the 22nd lap. Bell passed him on the 23rd for third and Daum finished fourth.

Championship rival Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Mo., was caught up in the 22nd lap crash of Tanner Thorson and finished 16th.

Daum can clinch the title in tonight’s (Friday) second event of the Gold Crown Nationals by finishing 13th or better even if Felker wins the final two races of the season, which concludes Saturday with the $10,000-to-win Gold Crown finale. Daum has a 4,400-3,980 advantage in total points and when the POWRi rule requiring each driver to drop his lowest two finishes is included, he’s 330 points in front.

“We’re almost there (championship), but not there yet,” Daum said. “It’s racing. I could not qualify for the feature twice or break and Andrew could win both them. We need to keep plugging along and not make any mistakes.”

Daum finished fourth with a hole in his muffler that sapped power in the closing stages of the feature. It was his 10th straight top-five.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature results (25 laps): 1. Rico Abreu, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Chris Bell, 4. Zach Daum, 5. Darren Hagen, 6. Kevin Thomas Jr., 7. Alex Bright, 8. Caleb Armstrong, 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10. Shane Cottle, 11. Brad Kuhn, 12. Jake Blackhurst, 13. Bobby East, 14. Austin Brown, 15. Tanner Thorson, 16. Andrew Felker, 17. Jonathan Beason, 18. Brady Bacon, 19. Tracy Hines, 20. Dave Darland, 21. Tyler Thomas, 22. Taylor Ferns, 23. Chris Windom, 24. Parker Price-Miller, 25. Danny Stratton.

For more information, go to www.POWRi.com.

 

 

Blurton Wins URSS Go in Dodge City

Zach Blurton took top honors at the Jerry Soderberg Memorial at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night topping a field of 33 cars.

In the 30-lap United Rebel Sprint Series main event, fourth-starter Taylor Velasquez battled past pole starter Lance Davis on the high side on the fifth round and led the rest of the way for his apparent second series win of the season at DCRP.

But when Velasquez rolled across the scales below the 1,550 pound minimum, the $1,000 victory went to Jetmore’s Zach Blurton to make him the ninth different winner in the last nine URSS events at Dodge City Raceway Park.

After starting seventh, Blurton cracked the top five by the eighth round and then moved by Darren Bowman for fourth on the tenth circuit. Two laps later, Blurton made what proved to be the race-winning move by passing both Jared Kern and J.D. Johnson to move up to second.

Blurton gave chase over the final rounds and while never quite able to reel in the lightweight Velasquez, kept July winner J.D. Johnson for what proved to be the winning position.

Blurton and Johnson were joined on the podium by current URSS National points leader Jake Bubak in third with Colorado points leader Adam Trimble and 13th-starter Ty Williams rounding out the current top five.

Feature results

1 Zach Blurton 2 JD Jack Johnson 3 Jake Bubak 4 Adam Trimble 5 Ty Williams 6 Richie Dewell 7 Barry Crane 8 Darren Bowman 9 Tyler Knight 10 Jared Kern 11 Mark Walinder 12 John Jacob 13 Kade Hagans 14 Jerry Caldwell 15 Lance Davis 16 Kris Moore 17 Brian Herbert DNF 18 Keefe Hemel DNF 19 Luke Cranston DNF 20 Taylor Velasquez DQ

B Feature #1

1 Richie Dewell 2 Ty Williams 3 Kris Moore 4 Tyler Knight 5 Keefe Hemel 6 Koby Walters 7 Mike Hathaway 8 Jeremy Huish 9 Steve Dalton 10 Brandon Sprott 11 John Webster 12 Stephen Richardson DNF

B Feature # 2

1 Jake Bubak 2 Barry Crane 3 John Jacob 4 Jerry Caldwell 5 Kade Hagans 6 Jordan Randles 7 James Riner 8 Bryson Oeschger 9 Cody Caldwell 10 Jake Greider 11 Zac Taylor DNF

Heat Race Winners: Adam Trimble, Jake Bubak, Lance Davis, Zach Blurton

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger award goes to Jake Buback, moving up 9 spots to finish 3rd.

 

 

Richardson rides to URSS win at Liberal

By the URSS

LIBERAL, Kan. — Mother Nature didn't spoil the fireworks Sunday. Steven Richardson and Ty Williams made sure of that.

The United Rebel Sprint Series returned to Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday after being rained out of the regularly scheduled event Friday.

And the Rebels didn't disappoint as Richardson and Williams put on a classic battle up front before Richardson held on for the victory.

“We swapped positions a few times in a couple of laps,” Richardson said. “It was kind of one lane around the top. You had to be careful not to jump the cushion. It should have been a great race for the fans.”

Richardson started outside the second row alongside Barry Crane. Richie Dewell, who started outside the front row, grabbed the early lead.

But Dewell missed the cushion and slid off the track, allowing Richardson to take the lead.

He'd pull away, only to encounter lap traffic — when Williams was able to close the gap.

Williams and Richardson swapped spots in lap traffic before Richardson was able to take control and pull out the win — his second URSS victory this season, both coming in Liberal.

“That definitely worked out in our favor,” Richardson said. “The lap traffic hurt us at first, allowed Ty to get up to us. But it helped us at the end to get by him.”

Williams finished second, followed by Crane and Taylor Velasquez. Zach Blurton rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Richardson and Brian Herbert.

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard-Charger Award went to Velasquez, who moved up seven spots to finish fourth.

Feature results

1. Steven Richardson, 2. Ty Williams, 3. Barry Crane, 4. Taylor Velasquez, 5. Zach Blurton, 6. Koby Walters, 7. Zac Taylor, 8. Jake Bubak, 9. Brian Herbert, 10. Richie Dewell, 11. Luke Cranston, 12. Jordan Randles, 13. Jerry Caldwell, 14. Cody Caldwell.

 

 

AJ Hopkins records first career sprint car win - Paul Bumgardner, Dustin Shoulders and David Wallen record feature victories

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor

PUTNAMVILLE — Lincoln Park Speedway wrapped up its 2013 season Saturday night under near flawless fall weather conditions and saw a first time winner in the sprint car division. Brownsburg, Ind. native AJ Hopkins has been tantalizingly close to claiming a feature win over the last two seasons and finally was able to make a trip to victory lane as he pulled away over the final circuits to win over Brent Beauchamp and Conner Donelson. Hopkins’ CSI Suspension, Indy Race Parts, Butlerbuilt, Simpson Race Suits, Nailon Engines, Hoosier Tire No. 14 was a rocket from the time the family unloaded the car from the trailer. Hopkins dropped the hammer on the field to win the opening heat race as Beauchamp and Donelson claimed the other two prelims. However, once the field went green for the A-main, Hopkins powered away to a comfortable lead ahead of Beauchamp, Donelson, Nick Johnson, Patrick Giddens and Brian Hayden. Ten laps into the feature, Hopkins found himself in the thick of lapped traffic and Beauchamp began to reel in the leader. Hopkins worked the field, splitting several lapped cars at one point and moving top to bottom in trying to maintain his lead out front. The field would be re-set as Eric Burns got upside down in turn four and the red flag came out. Burns was uninjured in the accident though his quest to repeat his feature win of Sept. 21 came to a close. With 13 laps remaining, the field took the green and Hopkins stayed out front as the laps ticked off. Beauchamp was setting a feverish pace in pursuit of Hopkins. Donelson held third ahead of Johnson and Hunter Scheurenberg had worked his way forward from 16th into a chase for a top-five spot. Hopkins finished the final few laps flawlessly as he was able to build upon his lead in lapped traffic over the last five circuits to pick up his first career win. Beauchamp, Donelson, Scheurenberg and Hayden wrapped up the top-five spots. The local community lost one of its biggest racing fans earlier in the week as Charlie Johnston lost his life in a traffic accident. However, he assuredly would have enjoyed the way the UMP Modified A-main concluded as Greencastle’s Paul Bumgardner scored the victory. With many of Johnston’s friends in attendance to witness the victory, Bumgardner worked his way to the front past Eric Varner after an early side-by-side battle. Once he got free of traffic, Bumgardner pulled away as Varner finished off a strong run to second ahead of Wes McClara, who claimed the third spot ahead of Kenny Carmichael Sr. and Randy Shuman. For Danville, Ind. driver Dustin Shoulders, a full course load at Rose-Hulman has certainly cut into his previously regular racing slate. However, he finished the last month of the 2013 season with a victory after starting fourth. Shoulders looked like he might have to settle for a top-three spot as Bloomington’s Roy Bruce Jr. appeared as if he might run away to the win. However, Chris Hillman was giving him all he could handle after reeling him in over the middle stages of the A-main. Bruce, the current UMP National Points leader by a scant three points over Steve Peeden, saw his lead disappear as Hillman worked his way into a side-by-side fight for the point following a re-start. With four laps remaining, Bruce had the lead as Hillman slowed briefly and that opening allowed Shoulders to move into second. Meanwhile, Peeden had blasted forward from 12th to third as Hillman and Kenny Carmichael Jr. led Scott Carrington. Bruce’s quest for another win was derailed as he jumped high on the track as a tire went down and Shoulders slipped past and held off a challenge from Peeden for the win. Hillman, Carmichael and Carrington finished in the top-five. In the final feature of the evening, David Wallen recorded his second A-main victory of the season, leading wire-to-wire to get the victory ahead of Tyler Neal and Doug McCullough, who started back in 18th. Wallen jumped to the point after starting outside of the front row with A.J. Smith, but several early cautions kept the Brazil resident from building a steady lead. Once the race stayed green for an extended stretch, Wallen kept his advantage as Neal advanced to second in the latter half of the feature. Damon Harrell had moved to a third-place position before slowing and eventually pulling off. After a late re-start, Wallen held down the lead and went on to finish his second win of the year. Neal, McCullough, Justin Minardo and Jason Trimmer were in the top-five ahead of Jeff Beggs, Jerry Hutto, Ron Smith, Barry Hicks and Bob Farris.

Sprint car feature AJ Hopkins, 2. Brent Beauchamp, 3. Conner Donelson, 4. Hunter Scheurenberg, 5. Brian Hayden, 6. Nick Johnson, 7. Patrick Giddens, 8. Travis Welpott, 9. Michael Terry Jr., 10. Kent Christian, 11. Bub Cummings, 12. Troy Link, 13. Trent Bechinger, 14. Ray Kenens, 15. Brian Lake, 16. John Nicoson, 17. Keaton Dobbs, 18. Eric Burns, 19. Tyler Waltz

UMP Modified feature Paul Bumgardner, 2. Wes McClara, 3. Eric Varner, 4. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 5. Randy Shuman, 6. Brad Barrow, 7. Roger Mills, 8. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 9. Dan Lewellen, 10. Jake Humphrey, 11. Josh Eads, 12. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 13. Jamie Rife, 14. Geoff Buxton, 15. Brent Hudson, 16. Terry Fish Jr., 17. Garry Ricketts, 18. Chad Nolte, 19. Gary Hayden

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Dustin Shoulders, 2. Steve Peeden, 3. Chris Hillman, 4. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 5. Scott Carrington, 6. Jake Leitzman, 7. Josh Boller, 8. Michael Fish, 9. Tyler Loughmiller, 10. Josh McDaniel, 11. Eric Bowman, 12. Roy Bruce Jr., 13. Doug McCullough, 14. Dennis Morgan, 15. JR Watkins, 16. Josh Fagg, 17. Jack Campbell, 18. Mike Staggs, 19. Gene Barnett, 20. Don Duncan, 21. Kenny Fields

Bomber feature 1. David Wallen, 2. Tyler Neal, 3. Doug McCullough, 4. Justin Minardo, 5. Jason Trimmer, 6. Jeff Beggs, 7. Jerry Hutto, 8. Ron Smith, 9. Barry Hicks, 10. Bob Farris, 11. Dave Byrdwell, 12. Travis Rogers, 13. James Walters, 14. Jack Campbell, 15. Mark Dickerson, 16. Lenny Krupa III, 17. Chad Weiner, 18. Dustin Colbrin, 19. DJ Smiley, 20. Michael Conner, 21. Damon Harrell, 22. A.J. Smith, 23. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 24. Kyle Krupa, 25. Fred Grayless, 26. Mike Fisher Jr., 27. Jason Trader

 

 

BLAKE FITZPATRICK FIRST IN CLASS TRACK FALL ROUNDUP

Haubstadt, IN - September 28, 2013 - Blake Fitzpatrick won the 25 lap feature for the Hoosier Tire MSCS Sprint Cars Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. It was the first of three features on a triple header race card that also included the ALMS Late Models and UMP Open Wheel Modifieds. Randy Korte won the late model feature and Stephan Schnapf took the modified feature to complete the program. Blake Fitzpatrick, of W. Terre Haute, IN, started sixth in the feature event and had moved up to second place by lap nine. Leader Jon Stanbrough continued at the point until lap 14 when Fitzpatrick took over. Stanbrough, who started on the outside pole, would finish second with Brady Short a close third at the finish. Wes McIntyre and rookie driver Carson Short rounded out the top five. The feature ended with the checkered flag being replaced by the red flag. As the leaders completed the event, Braylon Fitzpatrick flipped his sprinter in turn four. He summed the incident up in a few words. “I was trying too hard, got into the wall, and then upside down!” But from there it was a short walk to victory lane to congratulate his brother on an exciting win. The brothers were late in the season in fielding cars and did not make it to their first MSCS race until August. The feature was career win number two with MSCS for Blake Fitzpatrick. “You don’t know how good it is to be back in victory lane. I love this track and it is my favorite place to race.” He was hooked up! Blake races a Spike Chassis. The car is owned by John Fitzpatrick, sponsored by First financial Bank & Lucas Oil, and powered with an engine built by J & D Performance. Two MSCS heat races were held. Jeff Bland Jr. held off Blake Fitzpatrick to win the first one. Brady Short won the second heat as Jon Stanbrough and Braylon Fitzpatrick battled for the runner-up spot. Both heats were won by drivers starting back in sixth spot. Rookie Points leader Bradley Sterrett finished sixth in the feature. Mitch Wissmiller, Levi Shields, Braylon Fitzpatrick, and Brian Karraker finished in the top ten. Wissmiller was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race in moving up seven spots. Chris Babcock was presented with the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award based on his 11th place finish. The MSCS Sprint Cars will return to Tri-State Speedway on Saturday October 12th for the Harvest Cup. The event will be the final race this season. The Sprint feature will pay $4,000 to win. The UMP Modifieds will be running with $1,000 going to the winner.

KORTE WINS IN THE ALMS LATE MODELS SCHNAPF TAKES HIS SECOND UMP MOD FEATURE IN A ROW

Randy Korte won the 30 lap Sunoco ALMS feature event in the very first appearance of this series at the Tri-State Speedway. Korte won in a dual with Bobby Pierce that provided fans with an exciting race to watch. Pierce had set the overall fast time with a mark of 13.783 seconds. Tanner English, Brandon Thirlby, and Matt Santel rounded out the top five. A field of 21 drivers were on hand representing five different states. Rodney Melvin, Pierce, and Korte won the 3 qualifying heats. Stephen Schnapf took the 25 lap UMP Open Wheel Modified feature. It was his second win in a row at the speedway. Trent Young was second. Young qualified for the feature in winning the B Main and then worked to move up through the 18 car field for the feature. Dave Beck, Shawn Cates, and Levi Kissinger rounded out the top five. Cates, Joel Jensen, and Zach Fair won the three heat races.

Provided as race coverage for MSCS & Tri-State Speedway

SUMMARY Class Track Fall Roundup Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt, IN September 28, 2013

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (17 Entries)

First Heat - 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 10F Blake Fitzpatrick, 21 Carson Short, 83 Wes McIntyre, 56 Levi Shields, 23 Brian Karraker, 35x Chris Babcock, 5A Lynn Ambrose, 38w Chet Williams

Second Heat - 11p Brady Short, 66 Jon Stanbrough, 3F Braylon Fitzpatrick, 90x Bradley Sterrett, 5K Kent Schmidt, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 74 J.T. Stapp, 18 Kevin Chambers

Feature (25 Laps) - 10F Blake Fitzpatrick, 66 Jon Stanbrough, 11p Brady Short, 83 Wes McIntyre, 21 Carson Short, 90x Bradley Sterrett, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 56 Levi Shields, 3F Braylon Fitzpatrick, 23 Brian Karraker, 35x Chris Babcock, 5K Kent Schmidt, 18 Kevin Chambers, 38w Chet Williams, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 5A Lynn Ambrose, 74 J.T. Stapp (DNS)

Sunoco ALMS Late Models: (21 Entries)

Heats (Three Winners) - Rodney Melvin, Bobby Pierce, Randy Korte

Feature (30 Laps) - Randy Korte, Bobby Pierce, Tanner English, Brandon Thirlby, Matt Santel, Rodney Melvin, Kevin Weaver, Brian Dively, Rusty Schlenk, Dillan White, Tim Manville, Phil Ausra, Chad Zobrist, Michael Kloos, Mike Schulte, Lee Thomason, Mike Hammerle, Jason Zobrist, Jason Riggs, Kendall Johnson, Danny Jolley

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: (31 Entries)

Heats (Three Winners) - Shawn Cates, Joel Jensen, Zach Fair

B Main - Trent Young, Brian Shaw, Matt Lane, Willie Madison, Gary Welch, Stan Phillips, Neal Kramer, Mike Beatty, John Wolfarth, Donnie Brantley, Clay Lane, Cliff Tooley

Feature (25 Laps) - Stephan Schnapf, Trent Young, Dave Beck, Shawn Cates, Levi Kissinger, Joel Jensen, Tyler Deibert, Bustin Beck, Brian Shaw, Johnny Young, Matt Hines, Richard Lentz, Mark Lamont, Willie Madison, Gary Welch, Michael Sabatino, Matt Lane, Zach Fair

 

 

Skyline Speedway Results

Smith Smites Harvest Foes

By Scott Wolfe

STEWART, OHIO- With 124 cars signed into the pit area and a large crowd on hand, Grayson, Kentucky driver Jackie Boggs played it up to the crowd and brought home the $5,000 pay day in the 30th Annual Harvest 50 for AMRA Kryptonite Late Models at Billy Jarrell's Skyline Speedway. Boggs overcame early leader, the Showstopper Tim Dohm, and Showtime Steve Shaver on the 24th lap; withstood the challenges of that duo and raced on to the win. The race went 50 laps without caution--green to checkered in a festive night that was also DARF night and host to the Dayton Auto Racing Fan club.

In the 410 sprint car main, veteran outlaw Danny Smith, Chillicothe, Ohio, blasted by Jimmy Nier on the third lap, then repelled the late race challenges of Nathan Skaggs to claim the campanion Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association 30 lap affair paying $2,500 to win. The AMRA Octane Modifieds may have been the best feature event of the evening. Although Dan Ebert officially led the last five laps, the Lake Shore, Minnesota driver and 2012 Skyline track Champion Jeremy Berwanger traded the lead seven times; however, Berwanger--the Murray City Bandit--just couldn't make it stick as Ebert blitzed the high-side cushion to the win in the $1,500 to win, 20-lap A-main.

Unofficially, Fast Freddie Carpenter and Kenny Johnson maintained enough points to earn Skyline Speedway track championships in the AMRA Kryptonite Late Models and AMRA Octane Modifieds respectively. Official numbers will be released later in the week.

In the 410 OVSCA Skyline points, the points race went down to the final night between Kory Crabtree and Nathan Skaggs and at press time was too close to call. Skaggs finished second and Crabtree 12th after a mid race accident.

Roy Roush, Reedsville, Ohio was crowned the 2013 AMRA Octane Modified National Champion and will collect a $5,000 pay check at the annual AMRA Awards banquet, edging out Five time champion and defending 3-time Champion Kenny Johnson. For the fourth year in a row, Chris Garnes was crowned the 2013 AMRA Kryptonite Late Model champion. Nathan Skaggs remained the OVSCA points leader in the sprints with two weekends of racing remaining at Atomic Speedway.

Steve Shaver set fast time of the 43 late models on hand with a 12:55, half a second off the track record of 12:04 held by Josh McGuire. Shaver looked for the clean sweep after the heat one win and pole start for the feature alongside Jackie Boggs.

Shaver led the first three circuits with Tim Dohm in tow and Boggs dropping back to third. Instantly, the race became a three-car battle for the duration. Dohm blitzed by Shaver on lap four and a lap later Boggs roared into second.

Said Dohm, "I got some really good starts and was fast out of the gate. I went softer on tire compound than anyone else and the car really took off in the beginning."

Meanwhile, Shaver with a harder tire selection began a tail spin to about a straight-away behind, but well ahead of fourth place Zach Dohm and Josh McGuire.

For ten circuits the eldest Dohm and elder statesman of the racing Dohm family, went head-to-head with Boggs who tried multiple grooves all over the racing surface. Noted Boggs, "The track looked wet but it really wasn't..It was really slick and hard to figure out. I was trying to keep some momentum up high, but found that the car worked best on the bottom."

After swapping positions several times, Boggs took over for good on lap 24, but his fight wasn't over. Shaver's tires started to fire, allowing the Vienna, WV native to climb back into the hut. Dohm and Boggs fought for several more laps until Shaver's resurgence occupied Dohm and all eyes focused on the battle for second.

Lots of great racing battles took place all over the track with Travis Brookover, up from the B-main charging from the rear of the pack to a top ten before being stonewalled at mid-race. Corey Conley, Chris Garnes, KC Burdette and Josh McGuire were lumped together in battle for a good portion of the race before things started to shake down.

Meanwhile, Shaver and Dohm traded positions with Dohm taking over second for good on lap 42. Shaver may have had the faster car, but his momentum was stymied on several occasions in lapped traffic. All the while that duo had rund down Boggs and on laps 42-48 all three cars rode under a tight blanket before Boggs put a lapped car between him and the pair to preserve the win.

"It was just a matter of being really smart," noted the winning Boggs. "I tried about every groove out there. I think we made the right tire choice and just held on. I like this place. I hadn't been here for a while and it was good to come up here and win."

Boggs continued, "I would like to think my crew. They really had this Swartz Chassis hooked up tonight." Boggs' Swartz car had a homebuilt engine built by crew men Marty Walker and Kenny Hemman.

"My tires made it 30 laps, but we needed them for 50," smiled Tim Dohm. "We were good out of the gate, but just held on at the end. I was fortunate to be able to hold on to second. When it came down to it, I don't think I had enough tires to give Jackie any more than what we did."

"I went with a little harder tire," noted third place Shaver. "I was good the latter part of the race and thought I had a good race car all night. I just couldn't get the traffic going in my favor. Everytime I made a run, a car would be in my groove, but that's racin'...those guys are racing for position too. We came here to learn some things with this car (Longhorn Chassis) and we learned some things tonight, so I felt we had a successful night."

Rounding out the top ten were Jackie Boggs, Tim Dohm, Steve Shaver, Zach Dohm, Corey Conley, Chris Garnes, KC Burdette, Travis Brookover, and Freddie Carpenter.

The Hard Charger in the Late Models was Travis Brookover who moved up nine positions from 17th to 8th. Although Brookover did what he had to do in charging from deep in the pack in the B-main after not qualifying in his heat, to make the feature, he finished just one spot ahead of Fast Freddie Carpenter. Carpenter, thus unofficially had enough points to secure the 2013 Skyline Track Championship.

The sprint car feature provided all the action and drama any race fan could expect. Unfortunately, the night ended early for OVSCA points' contender Wes McGlumphy, who made contact with Ryan Broughton before climbing a wheel and flipping on the backchute before being hit by defending OVSCA champion Dave Dickson. All drivers were ok, but only Broughton continued.

Just a couple laps into the event Keith Baxter in the Charlie Brown sprinter and Wayne McPeek collided forcing the field to take evasive action. After that melee, things settled down with Jimmy Nier taking the early lead. Smith blasted by on lap four and led the rest of the race, but had to withstand the challenges of Nier and eventual second place runner Nathan Skaggs. For a time Josh Davis was on the move in his family 22D, but after a late race caution his drive forward stalled at fourth, yet still a great run.

Rounding out the top ten were Danny Smith, Nathan Skaggs, Jim Nier, Josh Davis, Jim Stinson, Aaron Higgins, Sam Ashworth, Ryan Broughton, Mark Imler, and Chuck Waddell.

"The key tonight was just finding the right path and getting some momentum," noted Danny Smith. "From there I just tried to cruise. The track was a little bit different tonight. We brought out a reverse torsion tube car too and I hadn't driven one of them since the 1990's. But it all turned out well and I'm glad to be here in victory lane."

The Hard Charger in the sprints was Chuck Waddell moving up eight positions moving from 18th to 10th.

For the fans who stayed for the finale, the wait was well worth it. One Facebook fan summed it up best, "For those of you who stayed, the modified race was AWESOME."

Indeed it was! Jeremy Berwanger and Kenny Johnson, one-two in the Skyline points' race went neck and neck for the first nine laps. Berwanger appeared to have the best set up, but while that duo dualed Dan Ebert, Roy Roush, Booger Garnes, and Jason Brooks did battle for a top five.

Ebert bagged Johnson on lap ten, the four laps later the high flyer blitzed by Berwanger on the high side. The entire race was close, but the last five laps produced some of the best racing of the year. Berwanger was faster in one and two and coming off of four, but Ebert was good off turn two and down the backchute. The duo exchanged positions with regularity as the fans ramaining in the stands came to their feet. Ebert and Berwanger may have rubbed some paint coming off of four to the checkered, but the good natured battle went to Ebert at the finish.

"We got lucky tonight!" said winner Dan Ebert. "We probably had a 4th to 7th place car the way it was set during the heat race. We made a bunch of changes after the heat and everything we did turned out just right."

"Jeremy (Berwanger) and I had a great race going there. I appreciate him running me clean. He's a clean racer and a very good racer. He had some chances for opportunity but he gave me room to race. Going at it like we did was a lot of fun and winning is just a bonus."

Berwanger reflected Ebert's comments, "You always want to win, but finishing second was still a lot of fun tonight. We had a heck of a race going on out there. Dan raced me clean and earned that win."

"The caution really hurt me," added Berwanger. "We didn't traction up enough and it was rough on the bottom where we were making some headway. Still it was fun, just fun, and you don't always get to say that in racing today."

The Hard charger in the modifieds was youngster Tyler Evans moving up tweleve positions in a charge from 15th to 3rd. Evans said of his podiium stand, "I just want to thank God my Lord and Savior for giving me the ability to drive a race car and for all He does in my life. The car was great tonight. I'd like to thank Dad and my crew and Nick Hoffman for building this fast Elite Chassis."

Zach Carr won his 30th feature of the year in the Mike's Auto Body Mini Wedges. Rounding out the top ten were Zack Carr, Aiden Powell, Lucas Crooks, Kasey Rankin, Kalista Barnes, Lucas Shaw, Gavin Martin, Evan McPherson, Hunter Krivesti, and Austin Washburn.

Skyline will close up shop for the season. Plans for the banquet will be announced in the few weeks and plans for an exciting 2014 season and prayers for good weather are on the horizon.

For more information please contact << www.skylinespeedway.net >> or call 304-539-4410 or the track phone at 740-662-4111.

The summary: 30th Annual Harvest 50 2013

Saturday, September 28

410 Sprint Cars (21)

Fast Time: Josh Davis 11:49

Heat One: Jim Nier, Josh Davis, Sam Ashworth, Dave Dickson, Wes McGlumphy, Wayne McPeek, Jeff Conrad (DNS)

Heat Two: Kory Crabtree, Danny Smith, Ryan Broughton, Keith Baxter, Mark Imler, Chuck Waddle, John Shewbrooks

Heat Three: Nathan Skaggs, Jimmy Stinson, Aaron Higgins, Brian Benson, Jesse McCleary, Bob Tucker, Eric Martin

B-Main: Wayne McPeek, Bob Tucker, Chuck Wadel, John Shewbrooks, Jeff Conrad, Eric Martin (DNS)

Feature: Danny Smith, Nathan Skaggs, Jim Nier, Josh Davis, Jim Stinson, Aaron Higgins, Sam Ashworth, Ryan Broughton, Mark Imler, Chuck Waddell, Bob Tucker, Kory Crabtree, Jesse McCleary, Wayne McPeek, Keith Baxter, Brian Benson, Dave Dickson, Wes McGlumphy

KRYPTONITE AMRA Late Models (43)

Fast Time: Steve Shaver 12:55

Heat One: Steve Shaver, Chris Combs, Corey Conley, Nick Dohm, Colten Burdette, Chris Carpenter, Jason Gillian, Kenny Newhouse, Justin Powell (DNS)

Heat Two: Jackie Boggs, Josh McGuire, Tyler Carpenter, Brian Eaton, Travis Brookover, Frankie Hall, Roger Warren, Mike McDaniel, Eric Foster

Heat Three: Tim Dohm, Ronnie Mayle, Freddie Carpenter, Corey DeLancey, Dan Morrison, Bub Crum, Frankie Johnston, Ricky Strattis, TJ Roush

Heat Four: Harold Redman Jr., KC Burdette, Steve Bigley, Randy Armes, Daniel Hill, Brandon Francis, Buddy Brogan, Andy Bond

Heat Five: Zach Dohm, Chris Garnes, Tom Hendrix, John Whitney, Jr., Ralph Withem, Jeremy Blake, Darrin Roush, Ryan Leckrone (DNS)

C-Main: Jason Gillian, Darrin Roush, Kenny Newhouse, Frankie Johnston, Mike McDaniel, Buddy Brogan, TJ Roush, Roger Warren, Ricky Strattis

B-Main: Nick Dohm, Travis Brookover, Colten Burdette, Ralph Withem, Randy Armes, Dan Morrison, Jeremy Blake, Kenny Newhouse, Bub Crum, Brian Eaton, Jason Gillian, John Whitney, Jr., Brandon Francis, Chris Carpenter, Corey DeLancey, Daniel Hill, Darrin Roush, Frankie Hall

Feature: Jackie Boggs, Tim Dohm, Steve Shaver, Zach Dohm, Corey Conley, Chris Garnes, KC Burdette, Travis Brookover, Freddie Carpenter, Tyler Carpenter, Nick Dohm, Tom Hendrix, Steve Bigley, Josh McGuire, Ronnie Mayle, Chris Combs, Harold Redman, Colten Burdette

OCTANE AMRA MODIFIEDS (51)

Fast Time: Jeremy Berwanger 14:13

Heat One: Jeremy Berwanger, Derrick Smith, Tony Roush, Ricky Venham, Chris Stotts, Bob Sims, Marc Martin, Casey Fritz, Kurt Stacy, Ryan McGrath

Heat Two: Kenny Johnson, Dan Ebert, JC Casto, John Burdette, Matt Holcomb, Dusty Boley, Frankie Hall, Jeremy Blake, Kevin Rooks, Brad Willis

Heat Three: Robert Garnes, Nick Corbitt, Vince Conrad, Cliff Crank, Nick Carr, Mike McPherson, Joe Hibbert, Charlie Martin, Mitch Brunton, Tommy Powell (DNS)

Heat Four: Roy Roush, Andy Bond, Kyle Bond, Jason Brookover, Robbie Evans, Ronnie Mayle, J.P. Roberts, Jeff Wood, Tyler Hendrix, Del Cunningham

Heat Five: Jason Brooks, James Dennis, Tyler Evans, Gary Gould, Bill Fordyce, JR Payne, Eric Arledge, Aaron Pendleton, Jesse Rupe, Kurt Reck

C-Main: Jeremy Blake, J.P. Roberts, Joe Hibbert, Kevin Rooks, Jesse Rupe, Tyler Hendrix, Kurt Stacy, Del Cunningham, Eric Arledge, Charlie Martin, Brad Willis, Jeff Wood, Casey Fritz, Marc Martin (DNS), Frankie Hall (DNS), Aaron Pendelton (DNS), Ryan McGrath (DNS)

B-Main: Rick Venham, John Burdette, Robbie Evans, Bill Fordyce, Cliff Crank, Ronnie Mayle, Bob Sims, Jeremy Blake, Joe Hibbard, Dusty Boley, Gary Gould, Chris Stotts, Mike McPherson, Nick Carr, Jason Brookover, JR Payne, Matt Holcomb

Feature: Dan Ebert, Jeremy Berwanger, Tyler Evans, Kenny Johnson, Robbie Evans, Roy Roush, Robert Garnes, Jason Brooks, Vince Conrad, John Burdette, JC Casto, Tony Roush, James Dennis, Derrick Smith, Rick Venham, Nick Corbitt, Kyle Bond, Andy Bond

Mike's Auto Body Mini-Wedges (10)

Heat One: Kasey Rankin, Evan McPherson, Lucas Shaw, Kalista Barnes, Gavin Martin

Heat Two: Zack Carr, Lucas Crooks, Aiden Powell, Austin Washburn, Hunter Krivesti

Feature: Zack Carr, Aiden Powell, Lucas Crooks, Kasey Rankin, Kalista Barnes, Lucas Shaw, Gavin Martin, Evan McPherson, Hunter Krivesti, Austin Washburn (DNS)

 

 

Daum’s victory at Belle-Clair tightens grip on POWRi Midget championship, Benson’s win clinches POWRi Micro title

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Sept. 28, 2013)—Championship leader Zach Daum won his sixth race of the season POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Nathan Benson clinched the championship in the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series on Saturday in the features of the ninth annual Charlene Meents Memorial at Belle-Clair Speedway.

Daum has four victories in the past seven features and 14 top-fives in the last 16. The 22-year-old from Pocahontas, Ill., has built a commanding 300-point lead over second-place Andrew Felker , 4,230-3,930, with three events remaining. When the points are adjusted for POWRi’s rule requiring the elimination of a driver’s two worst finishes, Daum leads 4,120-3,910.

Benson’s fifth victory of the season combined with runner-up Cale Thomas’ 22nd-place lifted him to a 2,590-2,360 advantage with one event remaining. When the points are adjusted, Benson leads 2,490-2,340. Benson’s second–worst finish is 12th on July 5 and the 29-year-old from Concordia, Mo., can’t score fewer than the 90 he received for it. Even if Thomas wins the finale next Saturday (Oct. 5), worth 200 points, at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., and Benson scores zero, he’d win the title, 2,580-2,540.

Daum, driving a Toyota-powered Eagle, finished a quarter-lap lead of Dereck King of Gore, Ill., in the 30-lap feature on the one-fifth mile track. Daniel Adler of East Carondelet, Ill., was third, Felker fourth and Jake Neuman fifth.

Daum started third and fell back to fifth on the opening lap. He passed King for third on the fourth restart on lap five, Colten Cottle for second on lap 11 and Adler for the lead on the 17th lap.

“I got the bottom really going in turns one and two,” Daum said. “I got alongside Adler on the back straight and passed him for the lead with a slide job into (turn) three and made sure it was clean.

“I’ve always hated Little Belleville (Belle-Clair). Everything we’ve brought here has gotten torn up and it’s the only track I’ve wanted to be replaced b