Race Results From Coast to Coast

Jason Barney, Matt Tanner, and Dylan Westbrook All Receive Cash Bonuses at Outlaw Spring Nationals

(Dundee, NY) Jason Barney was fortunate enough to start on the front row of Saturday’s third annual Outlaw Spring Nationals to secure his first win of the 2018 season over Matt Tanner, and reigning PST Canadian Series Champion, Dylan Westbrook.

All three competitors received cash bonuses of $125, $75, $50, respectively for being the three highest Patriot Sprint Tour Members to cross the line at the conclusion of the A-Main.

Barney was scheduled to start third in the 25 lap A-Main but motor issues from Shawn Donath which occurred during the heat pushed him up to the front row alongside outside pole-sitter, Jonathan Preston.

Barney was able to scoot out to the early lead in the first couple of laps before getting passed by Preston on lap three exiting turn four on the outside.

Preston would begin to pull away before meeting lap traffic on lap seven which allowed Barney to close the gap on the 22 car.

Barney’s experience on dry slick race tracks would benefit the 38-year-old from Brewerton, by getting back underneath Preston to re-take the lead, but this time for good.

Lap traffic continued to play a role in the main event which would also allow Matt Tanner to maneuver his way through the field and track down the race leader. Tanner’s efforts would come up just short and he would settle for a runner up finish to begin his 2018 racing campaign.

The final five laps would find Scotland, Ontario’s, Dylan Westbrook battling it out with Preston for that final podium position. Westbrook was able to get a good run on the outside of Preston on the final lap to take away that last podium position and land another top five finish in his second consecutive Outlaw Spring Nationals start.

No PST points were awarded during Saturday’s Events but other notable Patriot Sprint Tour competitors in attendance included Jordan Thomas, Jared Zimbardi, and Steve Glover.

The first full point PST event will be Saturday, May 5 at the newly named, Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY. It will be the first Patriot Sprint Tour event at the Ontario County Fairgrounds in two years. Other PST events in the month of May include a stop at Woodhull Raceway on Saturday, May 12, and Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday, May 25.

For a complete Patriot Sprint Tour Schedule, be sure to log onto www.patriotsprinttour.com as well liking Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook and following @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

 

 

Dave Darland returns the Goodnight No. 36 to victory lane at Lincoln Park Speedway - Groomer, McClara, Litton and Ottinger pick up victories

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – The sun finally rose for the 2018 season opening event as the 50th anniversary season for Lincoln Park Speedway debuted Saturday night with 121 cars/drivers were on hand for competition. Thirty-eight sprint cars were in the pits to do battle for the $2,500 top prize, but none could top a legend in the sport. Lincoln, Ind. native Dave Darland climbed back into the seat of the Goodnight No. 36 and returned to victory lane with a dominant performance. The driver/car duo had been a local force 20 years previous and the combo was magic once again Saturday night as Darland topped Shane Cockrum, who charged from a 17th-place starting position. Oklahoma’s Tyler Thomas was third with Alabama hotshoe Kevin Thomas Jr. in fourth and Kyle Cummins rounding out the top-five. Josh Cunningham, Darland, Tyler Thomas and Cummins were each heat race winners to set themselves up well for the main event. However, from the opening wave of the green flag it was Darland that set the pace after getting past Cunningham. The pair duked it out closely through the opening five laps before Darland set sail and opened up a solid gap. Tyler Thomas and Arizona’s Stevie Sussex III were in a side-by-side duel ahead of Cummins. At the midway point, Clinton Boyles pulled into the infield derailing a solid run in the top-10, but Darland continued to roll on restarts to maintain his advantage up front. On lap-15 it was Tyler Thomas that had moved close to Darland on a longer green flag run with Cummins and Cockrum close behind before a red flag came out for a roll over by Nate McMillin. On the restart, it was once again a masterful job by Darland, who opened up a sizable gap down the stretch as Tyler Thomas and Cockrum were left to fight for second-place. Cockrum would make a late pass stick to take home the second spot behind Darland’s return to victory lane at the scenic Putnamville oval. Brady Ottinger got to the front early in the second sprint car feature and ran a smooth line, which equaled his first sprint car feature win. Chris Phillips came home second ahead of Jadon Rogers, Brandon Spencer and Kent Christian. Derek Groomer picked up the UMP Modified victory in dominant fashion after starting outside of Logan Moody. However, Moody was collected in a turn two spin on the start and was forced to restart in the back. Groomer roared out to a consistent lead despite numerous cautions throughout the 20-lap event. The best race came down to a fight for the runner-up spot as Terre Haute’s Brent Hudson and Brazil’s Tyler Loughmiller battled throughout the race before Loughmiller edged ahead out of turn four with two laps remaining. Loughmiller made his way forward to contend after starting 11th and placed second in the feature. Hudson piloted his No. 2B home for a podium finish as James Walters cruised home fourth ahead of Lynn Johns. The UMP Super Stock feature came down to the wire between teammates as Wes McClara was able to overcome Greencastle’s Jonny Newgent coming out of the final corner. A blanket could have been thrown over the duo for the final 15 circuits of the race as McClara stalked a passing lane behind Newgent, who started on the pole. McClara, starting fifth, closed to second quickly and the two pulled out to a solid lead on the rest of the field. Behind them, it was Doug McCullough early before he was forced to pull to the infield with mechanical problems. Justin Massie ran top-five for much of the race before settling for ninth overall. Paul Wright and Bryce Shidler were top-five runners as Brazil’s Larry Raines made his move to the front after starting back in 15th. A late restart set the final dash for cash as McClara got a good re-start and parlayed that into a door-to-door battle with Newgent heading to the final corner. As the dove into turn four it was McClara that got a strong run out of the corner to win by a half car length over Newgent with Raines placing third ahead of Shidler and Greencastle’s Kris Starks. There were 33 bombers on hand to compete for the victory this week and 24 were set to start the A-main. On this night it was Paragon’s Josh Litton that overcame early electrical issues to power to the victory in a hard fought battle with Cody Wright. Jordan Almanza came home third. Wright and Almanza fought wheel-to-wheel over the opening five laps ahead of Beggs and Wright with Ethan Litton and Gary Hayden. Josh Litton jumped into the fray and was able to get to the front on lap eight with a move outside of turn four. Once out front, it was Josh Litton and Almanza battling for several laps before Wright was able to make the pass for the second spot. Almanza and Beggs went hard after the leaders before placing third and fourth. Ethan Litton placed fifth.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint Car feature 1. Dave Darland, 2. Shane Cockrum, 3. Tyler Thomas, 4. Kevin Thomas Jr., 5. Kyle Cummins, 6. Stevie Sussex III, 7. Joe Stornetta Jr., 8. Josh Cunningham, 9. AJ Hopkins, 10. Colten Cottle, 11. Collin Ambrose, 12. Mario Clouser, 13. Brandon Morin, 14. Tim Creech II, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Nate McMillin, 17. Koby Barksdale, 18. Clinton Boyles, 19. Jake Scott, 20. Shelby VanGilder, 21 .Brent Beauchamp

Sprint car feature 2 1. Brady Ottinger, 2. Chris Phillips, 3. Jadon Rogers, 4. Brandon Spencer, 5. Kent Christian, 6. Adam Wilfong, 7. Mitchell Davis, 8. Harley Burns, 9. Eric Perrott, 10. David Gross B-main winners: Ambrose, Cockrum Heat winners: Cunningham, Darland, T. Thomas, McMillin, Cummins

UMP Modified feature 1. Derek Groomer, 2. Tyler Loughmiller, 3. Brent Hudson, 4. James Walters, 5. Lynn Johns, 6. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 7. RJ Pruitt, 8. Michael Fish, 9. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 10. Travis Shoulders, 11. Josh McDaniel, 12. Nate Zimmer, 13. Rob Brickert, 14. Jimmy Hayden, 15. Josh Boller, 16. Jeff Deckard, 17. Jerry Bland Jr., 18. Roger Cavaness, 19. Logan Moody, 20. Jake Leitzman Heat winners: Groomer, Moody, Hudson, Zimmer

UMP Super Stock 1. Wes McClara, 2. Jonny Newgent, 3. Larry Raines, 4. Bryce Shidler, 5. Kris Starks, 6. Scott Ricketts, 7. Carlos Bumgardner, 8. Chris Harcourt, 9. Justin Massie, 10. Austin Phelps, 11. Charley Waldon, 12. Michael Clark, 13. Paul Wright, 14. Matt Jordan, 15. Hayden Rogers, 16. Dale Hayes, 17. Doug McCullough, 18. Edward Freeman, 19. Chris Hillman, 20. Jack Campbell Heat winners: Newgent, Jordan, Hillman

Bomber feature 1. Josh Litton, 2. Cody Wright, 3. Jordan Almanza, 4. Jeff Beggs, 5. Ethan Litton, 6. Jeff Allen, 7. Travis Heramb, 8. Matt Raber, 9. Corey Anstead, 10. Glen Ogden, 11. Robert Farris, 12. Mark Dickerson, 13. Scott Tidwell, 14. Megan Cavaness, 15. Gary Hayden, 16. Jacob Steinway, 17. Josh Foxworthy, 18. Jeremy Farris, 19. Ron Wallen Sr., 20. Jim Litton Jr., 21. Joseph Raber, 22. Shelburn Meeks Jr., 23. Ron Smith, 24. Chris Campbell B-main winer: Devin Wallen Heat winners: Foxworthy, Almanza, Wright, Beggs

 

 

Garen Linder Wins For Oregon

 

Chico, CA (April 20, 2018) …. Garen Linder accomplished something that had not been seen at Silver Dollar Speedway in over 24 years.  Linder, a resident from Central Point, OR, held off Auburn’s Andy Forsberg to win a thrilling and action packed 25-lap winged 360 sprint car main event.  Not only was it his first career win at Chico but he becomes the first driver originally from Oregon to win a race at Silver Dollar Speedway since Greg Brown’s victory on October 23, 1993.  “We won Chico.  This is a dream come true,” said Linder on his Facebook page. 

The second point show at Chico saw 33 sprint car drivers attend the event.  Obviously, Linder was the focus point for the night, but the Pacific Northwest was well represented by Quilcene, Washington’s J.J. Hickle and Medford, Oregon’s Jake Wheeler.  Hickle turned the nights fastest lap in qualifying 12.743.  At some point during the main event all three drivers led at least one lap.  Wheeler led the first 12 circuits.  Hickle then took the lead.  Next it was Linder’s turn to swap the lead with Hickle.  In a four-lap span, each driver led a different lap.  Linder was finally able to control the event on lap 19. 

The turning point of the race happened on lap 15 when Forsberg was going for second and entered turn one on the bottom of the speedway.  Forsberg hit a large rut that had developed throughout the night and this upset his car.  The No. 92 spun backwards and stopped.  At this point we all thought his night was done.  But Forsberg restarted and never gave up.  Forsberg began to charge around the top and passing cars with ease.  On lap 22 he cleared Hickle and closed in on Linder.  The final lap was classic as Linder stumbled a bit off turn two and Forsberg got a big run to the bottom going into three.  Forsberg tried to hug the pole, but his tires began to spin, and Linder drove back by on the outside for the historical win.  Hickle held on to finish third.  Sean Becker got rolling near the end of the race and finished fourth.  After leading a good amount of laps Wheeler drifted back to a fifth-place finish.      

Seth Nunes won the 12-lap B main event.  He was followed by Brent Bjork, Jake Haulot and Cody Fendley.  Mason Moore won the first heat race.  Michael Kofoid grabbed the top spot in heat two.  Linder won the third heat.  Kenny Allen got the win in heat four.

Ten was a magical number for Brian Cooper tonight.  The IMCA Sport Mod stand out started 10th in the main event and by lap 10 he was leading the race.  Cooper led the final 10 laps to secure the popular win.  Cooper once again reminded us all that he is one of the best to get behind the wheel of a sport mod.  Opening night winner Andrew Peckham was just as good.  He won his heat race and then started 11th.  Peckham got to second on lap 12 but by then was too far behind to catch Cooper.  Brent Curran was another hard charging car.  He started behind both Cooper and Peckham and he too charged towards the front.  Curran ended up third.  Matt Micheli led the first nine laps of the event.  Micheli has been fast this season and ended up finishing fourth.  Justin Foux has been a consistent top runner and did an excellent job to finish fifth.  Jimmy Ford was fast in wining heat two.  Tyler Rodgers drove the top side like a boss to win the third heat race.

The Earl’s Plumbing Hobby Stocks feature event was fun to watch.  Kyle Cheney led the first few laps until Nick Vidovich assumed the lead on lap five.  On lap 10 Kyle Allen charged into the lead.  Allen started ninth.  Soon Allen was having to hold off Jeremy Langenderfer.  The close competition and fast cars continue to provide a great night of racing in the Hobby Stock division.  Allen was able to win the race and pick up his second career win at Chico.  Langenderfer finished second.  Cheney drove back to finish third.  Vidovich came home fourth and Mel Beyers was fifth.  Allen won the first heat race.  Langenderfer grabbed the win in heat two.

Chico’s Phil Marino picked up his 62nd career main event win at Chico during the Street Stock main event.  What made the win special was that Marino started in the last position, eleventh.  It took him 17 laps to get to the top spot.  Clinton Earl led the first lap.  Corey Hall then jumped up to the top spot.  On Lap five Shawn Smith took over the lead.  Smith led until lap 16.  The racing the final few laps were great between Earl, Leif Berglund and Corey Hall.  While Marino got the win, Earl came home second followed by Berglund.  However, following the race both Earl and Berglund didn’t go to tech and were penalized.  Smith was credited with second place.  Ken Micheli was third.  Hall earned a fourth-place finish and Gary Newman was fifth.  Hall and Smith each won their heat race. 

Brent Steck led the first 14 laps of the wingless main event.  Tony Richards made his move and took the lead away on lap 15.  Richards then extended his lead and won the main event.  Steck held on to finish second.  Ron LaPlant rebounded from a rough start to finish third.  Richards swept the night by winning the eight-lap heat race. 

Full results here https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1512908

 

 

Steven Tiner, Ryan McDaniel, Jason Palmer and Dakota Albright take Tribute to Al Hinds wins at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas and Brad Kennedy

Placerville, CA – April 21, 2018…Defending Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car champion Steven Tiner fired off the first warning shot that he is back and wanting another after claiming opening night on Saturday at the Placerville Speedway.

Also joining Tiner in victory lane at the Red Hawk Casino championship opener/ Tribute to Al Hinds were Ryan McDaniel with the Ltd. Late Models, Jason Palmer with the Pure Stocks and Dakota Albright with the BCRA Midget Lites.

Hollister’s Tony Gualda took command at the waving of the green flag in the Winged 360 Sprint Car feature. Early on Justyn Cox and Justin Johnson battled for the runner up spot before Cox assumed the position on lap seven.

A double file restart then saw Cox make a great move to take over the top-spot heading into turn three. The multi-groove surface allowed for great racing all through the field as positions changed regularly.

Gualda and Cox continued to race closely together until a lapped car spun in front of Cox on lap 21, causing him to tip over and end his bid at victory. On the ensuing restart Gualda and Steven Tiner began to battle for the lead, but contact occurred off the second corner, which resulted in Gualda getting upside down, putting an end to his night.

The final restart of the evening saw Jimmy Trulli make a bid for the lead but couldn’t pull it off as Tiner took the checkered flag. Trulli, Andy Forsberg, Shane Hopkins and Justin Johnson rounded out the top-five.

The Butler brothers Bobby and Billy picked off the two heat races held during the night. The ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award to start the night was claimed by Andy Forsberg with a time of 11.201. A total of 17 sprint cars signed into the pit area.

The Ltd. Late Model main event saw Ryan McDaniel get the jump of the field and hold command as drivers battled it out behind him. Defending champion Matt Michelli then made his presence known on lap 15 and was able to get around McDaniel to take the lead, but a caution at the same time negated the move.

The rest of the way saw Michelli try and get back by, but McDaniel held on to grab the opening night win. Michelli, Terry Kuntz, Matt Davis and Tyler Lightfoot completed the top-five.

McDaniel and Michelli captured the two heat races held. Thirteen Ltd. Late Models signed into the pit area.

Defending Pure Stock champion Jason Palmer started off 2018 with the same strength that he held last year and ended the night in victory lane yet again. Early on the feature it was a battle between Rick Grunert and Orville Owens. With six-laps complete Jason Palmer would move into second, but suffer a flat tire, forcing him to the work area and then to the rear of the field. On the restart Owens, who was the leader, spun around and handed the lead to Scott Grunert.

Palmer at this time was on the charge through the field after restarting at the rear. On lap 15 Palmer closed in on the leader and on lap 17 was able to charge past Grunert to move into the top-spot. After this it was all Palmer who took the checkered flag ahead of Rick Grunert, Nick Baldwin, Scott Grunert and Ross Murphy.

Nick Baldwin and Chris Van Roekel won the two heat races held. Sixteen Pure Stocks were on hand during the night.

Scott Kinney got the jump in the BCRA Midget Lite main event over Gus Carcione. Dakota Albright came to life early and took over second before grabbing the lead with two circuits complete. Bradly Dillard was one of the drivers on the move early as well, carving his way from ninth to third. The Midget Lites always provide good, close, competitive racing and this night was no different. Albright crossed the stripe in first ahead of Dillard, Hunter Kinney, Danika Jo Parker and Gus Carcione in the top-five.

Scott Kinney and Steven Brown won the two heat races. A total of 11 BCRA Midget Lites were on hand.

Full results can be viewed at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1513782 \

The Placerville Speedway returns to action next Saturday April 28 with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Dwarf Cars. More info can be found at http://www.placervillespeedway.com/

 

Jason Barney Kicks Off Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Title Defense with $3,000 Win in Outlaw Spring Nationals

By MIKE MALLETT

DUNDEE, NY – Jason Barney captured his first ever Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint series title in 2017. On Saturday afternoon at the Outlaw Speedway, the Brewerton, N.Y., driver started his title defense off on the best note possible as he had a dominant run in the 25-lap A-Main event to score the $3,050 win. It was his 18th career series triumph and his first at the facility.

“I got to be honest I wasn’t expecting this,” commented Barney after his win. “I’ve never been that great here. We’ve never been horrible but haven’t been that great. We knew daytime conditions would make it interesting. We were lucky to start up front on the front row. I thought it was kind of our race to lose. They watered the top, I’m starting on the outside and I’m like, ‘we are just too tight for the little bit of brown up here.’ We freed the car up before we took off.”

As stated, Barney started on the outside of the front row alongside of Jonathan Preston after the scheduled starter Shawn Donath had mechanical issues. Barney went to the top of the speedway on the first lap to take the race lead off of the second turn. He paced the field for the first lap before Preston tucked underneath him on the exit of turn four on the second circuit to take the spot away. At that point the duo battled at the front of the field with Preston able to keep Barney at bay.

As the race reached lap seven, Preston got his first taste of cars running at the back of the back. Preston initially tried to work the bottom before stepping out of line to go to the outside. That lane switch allowed Barney to dive to his inside at the exit of the second corner to regain the lead.

“I gave the lead away and thought, ‘there you go you big dummy you gave this win away,’ but we battled back,” mentioned Barney. “Me and my son (Rylin) had a conversation last night about how you can’t give up, can’t give in, you have to keep getting after it. I knew I wasn’t going to win following him around so I had to find something. I kept searching around and I felt the car getting a little grip. I was reaching for the wing and anything I could find to get a little bit of grip. We got to him and I got lucky.”

Barney stayed on the inner part of the speedway as the race reached the halfway point with Preston staying in striking distance while dealing with fifth starting Matt Tanner.

During the final third of the event Barney was in heavy traffic forcing him to make a decision. Should he stay on the bottom or move to the outer groove to get by the slower cars. Barney went for it making a daring three-wide move off the fourth corner as Tanner made a move of his own to take the second position.

“I said, ‘I can’t wait anymore,’ I knew I had to go,” quipped Barney. “I could feel my tires starting to go. I would rather lose it trying to go for the win then wait for somebody to pass me.”

Tanner chased Barney over the final five laps but Barney was not going to be denied as he took the checkered in the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour A-Main. Tanner, of Stephentown, N.Y., had to be happy with a runner-up finish on the night.

“I thought in the heat it might rubber-up on the bottom so we waited on it in the beginning there,” stated Tanner afterwards. “We caught it and got around Preston, but Jason (Barney) caught on to it too. Once he’s on the bottom it’s hard to get him off there. I knew it would take a miracle to get by him. It was definitely a good run. We’ve struggled here so to come and run second is a good start.”

Dylan Westbrook made a few moves of his own on the final circuit to move himself into the third position. He went for it and dove under Preston on the backstretch to take third in the runner order.

“I kept running my line, just kept on going, picking away,” said Westbrook. “I didn’t even know I passed him for third. I thought it was lapped car honestly. Everyone was so close together. They were all real good cars.”

Preston had to settle for fourth after starting on the pole while Billy VanInwegen made up some ground from his eighth starting position to finish in the fifth spot. Rounding out the top ten in the non-stop, nine minute feature were Matt Billings, Coleman Gulick, Paul Colagiovanni, Brett Wright and dash winner Chad Miller.

Lucas Oil ESS A-Main – Jason Barney ($3,050), Matt Tanner ($1,500), Dylan Westbrook ($1,000), Jonathan Preston ($705), Billy VanInwegen ($765), Matt Billings ($470), Coleman Gulick ($480), Paul Colagiovanni ($495), Brett Wright ($410), Chad Miller ($500), Tim Schneider ($470), Parker Evans ($320), Paul Kinney ($300), Dalton Herrick ($400), Dave Axton ($300), Denny Peebles ($300), Steve Glover ($325), Jared Zimbardi ($350), Joe Trenca ($300), Jordan Thomas ($325), Shawn Donath ($325).

Lap Leader – Barney 1-3, Preston 4-10, Barney 11-25.

ESS Bonuses:

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Gulick, Preston, Zimbardi $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Gulick, Donath, Zimbari $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Barney $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Preston $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Schneider (7 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Herrick $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Evans $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – VanInwegen $35

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Schneider $35

Lane’s Yamaha/Cobra Coaches Dash – Miller $100, Colagiovanni $75, Herrick $50, Thomas $25, Glover $25, Schneider $25

Hoosier Tire – VanInwegen $200

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Must See Racing

NEWTON, N.C. – After an invert of 10 placed him on the pole for Saturday night’s Southern Shootout finale at Hickory Motor Speedway, Bronzie Lawson IV joked that he “might need a miracle” in order to keep the lead down the stretch.

At the end of 50 laps, Lawson used a stunning display of driving to not only get his miracle, but collect his first Must See Racing Sprint Car Series victory.

Lawson started from the pole and led all 50 laps Friday night, holding outside polesitter Jerry Caryer at bay early on and then fending off three fierce challenges from Aaron Pierce in the final 10 laps to take home a $2,000 payday.

Saturday night’s triumph by Lawson made him the first North Carolina native to win a Southern Shootout main event since Hickory became part of the season-opening weekend in 2015.

The win made for an emotional victory lane celebration during which Lawson climbed on top of the wing, holding his head in disbelief at the outcome.

“This is my second race as a full-time driver … we only committed to Must See about a month and a half ago. This isn’t supposed to happen,” said Lawson. “I can’t even believe it.”

Lawson had to survive restarts on lap nine and 26 after two caution flags slowed the pace during the 50-lap feature.

The first yellow came out for a stalled Johnny Bridges in turn two, while the second and final slowdown was for a spinning Tom Jewell in turn one, leading to a hectic turn of events that saw Lawson challenged at every corner.

Under the lap 26 caution, second-running Jerry Caryer pulled off the track with overheating issues, leaving Aaron Pierce directly behind Lawson for the final restart of the night with 24 to go.

Pierce had already found the top lane on the previous restart, jumping up to fourth, and Lawson knew he was going to have his hands full.

“Man, when I heard the 75C (Caryer) pulled off I said to myself, ‘This is gonna get crazy,’” admitted Lawson. “I knew I had to get everything right for there to even be a chance, because if I made any mistakes he was going to be around me that quick.”

Lawson got what he called the restart of his life, however, when the green flag waved and he gapped Pierce by six car lengths before the No. 26 Sam Pierce Chevrolet mount began to close back in.

With 15 to go, Pierce was knocking on Lawson’s back nerf bar for the race lead and at 10 to go, he poked his nose to the inside in an attempt to make the pass.

But the defining moment for Lawson came with eight laps left as, entering turn one, Pierce had a look to the inside and Lawson chopped down on entry to the corner, cutting off the run and leaving Pierce scrambling to try and rebound.

“If I chopped him, I’m sorry, but at that point I knew how close we were to the race win and I was doing everything I could to hold on,” Lawson said. “When you’re out in front of one of these races, you do what you have to do and I wasn’t going to give up on it that easily.”

Pierce fell back six car lengths at that point and only just got back to Lawson’s bumper over the final seven circuits, coming up .168 of a second short at the checkered flag.

After the race, there was nothing but smiles from both Lawson and Pierce at the fierce battle they enjoyed.

“I’m out of breath, I’m not in shape for this, but I don’t care right now!” Lawson grinned. “This is unreal. I can’t believe I just won a 410 pavement race. That was so much fun at the end. Aaron raced me hard but it was all clean … and I can’t believe it worked out for us.”

“Getting up off of four … Bronzie was loose up off the corner and he was dragging a little bit, so I knew he moved his wing back some and was trying to hang on,” said Pierce. “I got up under him and was footing it just a bit off the exit of four, and he was just hammer down. He chopped me there into one with eight to go, but it was clean. We never touched each other and I really appreciate that. I wanted to throw him the chrome horn on the last lap, but I’d already torn up one wing this weekend and I wasn’t going to tear up a second one. Congratulations to Bronzie, man. He really earned that one.”

Pierce was the night’s hard charger as well, coming from ninth on the grid to finish second.

“We had a good run tonight. Coming from that far back … I found the outside really fast and that’s where you had to go if you wanted to pass everybody,” said Pierce. “Clean air is everything. If you’re the leader, you’ve got to make the guy behind you pass you and we couldn’t quite get where we needed to. We’ll regroup though, and come back stronger next time.”

Florida’s Shane Butler scored his second-straight podium finish to open the season, coming in third behind Lawson and Pierce and having a front-row seat to their battle in the final laps.

“Man, I was hoping they’d get to racing and it would slow them up enough to where I might have a chance, but this is a great weekend for us,” said Butler. “We weren’t sure how we were going to stack up against these guys coming into this Southern Shootout, but second and third are two strong results for us and I couldn’t be happier.”

Three-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune, who had won the last three Must See Racing features at Hickory entering Saturday night’s event, struggled all race long and finished fourth.

Fast qualifier Jacob Wilson completed the top five and former supermodified ace Charlie Schultz was sixth, the final car on the lead lap in a race of attrition where only seven cars made it to the finish.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series kicks off the northern portion of its 2018 season on May 11 at Michigan’s Birch Run Speedway and Event Center.

FULL RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Hickory Motor Speedway; April 21, 2018

Hamilton Trucking Time Trials (best of two laps): 1. #07 – Jacob Wilson, 12.229; 2. #26 – Aaron Pierce, 12.278; 3. #29 – Johnny Bridges, 12.292; 4. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 12.508; 5. #9S – Charlie Schultz, 12.527; 6. #59 – Johnny Petrozelle, 12.567; 7. #55 – Shane Butler, 12.658; 8. #8 – Anthony McCune, 12.708; 9. #75C – Jerry Caryer, 12.740; 10. #B4 – Bronzie Lawson IV, 12.789; 11. #26B – Jeff Bloom, 13.088; 12. #4X – Bronzie Lawson III, 14.019; 13. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker, 15.501; 14. #7 – Tom Jewell, NT; 15. #8A – Adam Biltz, NT.

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat #1 (10 laps, all transfer): 1. Jeff Bloom (1); 2. Bronzie Lawson IV (2); 3. Anthony McCune (4); 4. Jerry Caryer (3); 5. Bronzie Lawson III (5); 6. Anthony Linkenhoker (6); 7. Tom Jewell (7, DNS); 8. Adam Biltz (8, DNS).

Abe’s Auto Parts Heat #2 (10 laps, all transfer): 1. Charlie Schultz (2); 2. Johnny Petrozelle (1); 3. Johnny Bridges (4); 4. Jimmy McCune (3); 5. Jacob Wilson (6); 6. Aaron Pierce (5); 7. Shane Butler (7).

Sam Pierce Chevrolet A-Feature (50 laps): 1. #B4 – Bronzie Lawson IV (1); 2. #26 – Aaron Pierce (9); 3. #55 – Shane Butler (4); 4. #88 – Jimmy McCune (7); 5. #07 – Jacob Wilson (10); 6. #9S – Charlie Schultz (6); 7. #4X – Bronzie Lawson III (12); 8. #75C – Jerry Caryer (2); 9. #8 – Anthony McCune (3); 10. #26B – Jeff Bloom (11); 11. #7 – Tom Jewell (14); 12. #29 – Johnny Bridges (8); 13. #59 – Johnny Petrozelle (5); 14. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker (13); 15. #8A – Adam Biltz (15).

Lap Leader(s): Bronzie Lawson IV (1-50).

Hard Charger: #26-Aaron Pierce (+7)

 

 

Wimmer Holds Off Smith to Capture OSCS Season Opener at Atomic Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (April 22, 2018) - Brandon Wimmer held off Danny Smith on Saturday evening to claim the season-season opening race for the Ohio Sprint Car Series, which made the first of its six visits this season to Atomic Speedway.

Wimmer, who started on the pole of the $2,522-to-win A Main, rebounded from a crash the previous week at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The victory wasn't easy for the Fairmount, Ind., resident as former OSCS and multi-time Atomic Speedway champion Smith pressured the entire 22 laps of the 10th annual Dan Reno Memorial.

Making the victory even more special, Wimmer drives for John Shewbrooks Racing, which is a small team that tows to the track each week with an open, flat-bed trailer and has few spare parts.

"I can't thank John enough for the opportunity and all the guys who work so hard on this deal, including Scott Cool, Andy King, Roger Ramsey and Trevor Ramsey," Wimmer said. "We've changed bars and shock packages this year and it's taken a few races to get going, but now we feel a lot better."

Bryan Nuckles rounded out the podium and garnered the Pyrotect Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions in the feature. Nate Reeser placed fourth and Jimmy Stinson ended fifth.

The night was a clean sweep for Wimmer, who set quick time during qualifying and also earned a contingency award from Rod End Supply for winning the first heat race. Smith also claimed the award for winning the second heat race.

The next OSCS event is May 19 at Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio.

OHIO SPRINT CAR SERIES RESULTS AT ATOMIC SPEEDWAY (April 21, 2018) -

A Main (22 Laps) - 1. A79-Brandon Wimmer (1); 2. 4-Danny Smith (2); 3. 59N-Bryan Nuckles (6); 4. 83X-Nate Reeser (4); 5. 4X-Jimmy Stinson (3); 6. 4D-Josh Davis (5); 7. 4AU-Chris Ferrall (7); 8. 40I-Mark Imler (10); 9. 4XB-Bradley Ashford (8); 10. 21M-Frankie Nervo (12); 11. 83-Adam Cruea (11); 12. 5J-Jake Hesson (9).

Heat #1 (8 laps) - 1. A79-Brandon Wimmer (2); 2. 4X-Jimmy Stinson (3); 3. 4D-Josh Davis (5); 4. 4AU-Chris Ferrall (1); 5. 5J-Jake Hesson (6); 6. 83-Adam Cruea (4).

Heat #2 (8 laps) - 1. 4-Danny Smith (1); 2. 83X-Nate Reeser (3); 3. 59N-Bryan Nuckles (2); 4. 4XB-Bradley Ashford (5); 5. 40I-Mark Imler (4); 6. 21M-Frankie Nervo (6).

Qualifying - 1. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 11.981; 2.4au-Chris Ferrall, 12.266; 3.4X-Jimmy Stinson, 12.345; 4.83X-Nate Reeser, 12.569; 5.40I-Mark Imler, 12.827; 6.5J-Jake Hesson, 13.042; 7.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.151; 8.4-Danny Smith, 12.325; 9.83-Adam Cruea, 12.806; 10.4XB-Bradley Ashford, 12.953; 11.4D-Josh Davis, 12.954; 12.21M-Frankie Nervo, 15.227.

2018 OHIO SPRINT CAR SERIES FEATURE WINNERS -

Brandon Wimmer - 1 (Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on April 21)

UP NEXT -

May 19 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio

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Klaasmeyer Wins at I-55, Sweeps Weekend

Pevely, MO - Fresh off a career-first victory at Belle-Clair Speedway the night before, Tucker Klaasmeyer stole the show from Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate, Logan Seavey, to go two-in-a-row with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Starting mid-pack in the 12th position, Klaasmeyer had his work cut out for him.

In the opening laps, Zach Daum paced the field from the second position over Logan Seavey as the track stayed hammer-down. As the track widened out and became abrasive, Clauson-Marshall driver Zeb Wise took over the top point on lap 14, just before the halfway mark.

19 laps in the yellow was displayed as Wise lost a left rear tire while the track began to show signs of rubber. Wise was able to get a new tire bolted on during the yellow and re-fired at the tail.

Inheriting the lead, Logan Seavey held the top position while Klaasmeyer had only moved into the top five to this point. Seavey held the lead until lap 25 when Clauson-Marshal driver Tyler Courtney overcame him for the top position.

With three laps to go, Courtney suffered a flat tire, relinquishing the lead back to Seavey. In the final laps, Klaasmeyer capitalized on Seavey's misfortune as the #67 machine appeared to be in the process of having a tire go down.

Seavey was able to hang on to get a top three, but only after Brady Bacon was able to sneak into the second position. Zeb Wise rallied to the fourth position, while Ryan Robinson rounded out the top five.

"I've been waiting for a streak for a long time," stated Tucker Klaasmeyer. "One was good, two is great. I knew coming here this place owed me something. I just tried cooling the tires up top under the yellows. There was still good moisture down low with rubber right above it, so I figured if I stayed in the wet moisture, maybe the tires would last a little longer. I just want to win races, that's all it boils down to and we're off to a good start. Hopefully we keep it going."

Midgets Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 39BC - ZEB WISE, Heat 2: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY, Heat 3: 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY, Heat 4: 5D - ZACH DAUM, Heat 5: 76M - BRADY BACON

Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 77 - PAYTON PIERCE, 79 - BLAKE CARRICK

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 2. 76M - BRADY BACON 3. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 4. 39BC - ZEB WISE 5. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 6. 25 - JERRY COONS JR 7. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 8. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 9. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 10. 76E - KYLE CRAKER 11. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 12. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 13. 51B - JOE B MILLER 14. 77 - PAYTON PIERCE 15. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 16. 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY 17. 5D - ZACH DAUM 18. 28M - ACE MCCARTHY 19. 7F - ANDREW FELKER 20. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 21. 21 - RICO ABREU 22. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH

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Hamilton Hauls in First Skagit Speedway Win on Opening Night

4/21/18

Alger, WA - Opening night at Skagit Speedway saw two first time winners crowned as Greg Hamilton won an entertaining battle for the win in the Budweiser 360 Sprints and Mike Steltz made his Skagit Speedway Modified debut a victorious one as well. Steve Parker made a late race pass for the victory in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints and Curtis Ellis made a 13 hour haul from Alberta to win the Outlaw Tuner Main Event.

Greg Hamilton rebounded from losing the lead on lap six to score his first sprint car win at Skagit Speedway in the Budweiser 360 Sprints. Eric Fisher used the inside groove to take the lead from Hamilton on the sixth lap, but could never distance himself from Greg, as Hamilton pounded down the top side of the raceway and kept Fisher within striking distance. Hamilton used the momentum from the highside of four to squeak into a small opening in the bottom of turn one to retake the lead on lap 16, then managed to hold Fisher at bay for the remaining nine laps on his way to his first win. Fisher would settle for second with Colton Heath taking third. Heat winners were Hamilton and Heath. Jared Peterson was quick time.

In the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints, Steve Parker used a little veteran guile to take the opening night win. Parker had moved to second with 10 laps left and watched as Sucich patiently rolled the bottom of the speedway. Sucich defended the bottom groove well, so Parker experimented with both the middle and high side of the corners. Finding forward bite, Parker sling shotted around Bailey at the exit of turn four to take the lead on lap 22, then immediately cut low to the bottom of turn one to close the door on Sucich for good. Parker would cruise on to take the win, followed by Sucich and Cory Swatzina. Bill Rude was fast time on the night. HEat wins went to Jake Helsel, James Bundy and Kelsey Carpenter.

The Modified main event was an instant classic as speedway veteran Mel Decker looked to end a four decade old winless streak. Decker led the first 24 laps of the 25 lap main event, but as he came to the white flag, Mike Steltz, a rookie in the modified class, had drawn even with Mel after stalking him for about ten laps. Decker sailed his car in a little too high to turn one, giving Steltz the lane around the low groove to move into the lead and take the eventual win. Decker would settle for runner up with Ben Gunderson making his modified debut a successful one with a third place finish. Rick Smith and Adam Holtrop won the heats.

Making the thirteen hour haul from Alberta worth it, Curtis Ellis was the winner of the Outlaw Tuner feature, splitting the difference between his brother Ryan and Brian Michelson in turn two on lap four to take the point. He would run away from the field the rest of the way to secure the victory. Michelson would get by Ryan Ellis for second, relegating Ryan to a third. Both Ellis brothers won the heats.

Budweiser 360 Sprints Fast Time - Jared Peterson 12.528 Heat 1 - Greg Hamilton, Cam Smith, Eric Fisher, Jared Peterson, Matt Jensen Heat 2 - Colton Heath, Luke Didiuk, Chance Crum, Bud Ashe Main - Greg Hamilton, Fisher, Heath, Peterson, Jensen, Didiuk, Crum, Smith, Ashe Lap Leaders - Hamilton 1-5 Fisher 6-14 Hamilton 15-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints Fast Time - Bill Rude 12.942 Heat 1 - Jake Helsel, Trevor Cook, Bill Rude, Michael Hodel, Eric Turner, Joe Lyon Heat 2 - James Bundy, Michael Bollinger, Ashleigh Johnson, Bailey Sucich, Brett McGhie, Devin Barnes Heat 3 - Kelsey Carpenter, Steve Parker, Cory Swatzina, Bert Johnson Jr, Zach Keefe Main - Steve Parker, Sucich, Swatzina, Cook, Helsel, Carpenter, Bollinger, McGhie, Johnson, Bundy, Barnes, Rude, Turner, Lyon, Hodel Lap Leaders - Sucich 1-21 Parker 22-25

Modifieds Heat 1 - Rick Smith, Jeff Blanton, Mike Steltz, Mel Decker Heat 2 - Adam Holtrop, Louis Nutter Sr, Ben Gunderson, Dan Butenschoen, Jason Butenschoen Main - Mike Steltz, Decker, Gunderson, Blanton, Smith, D Butenschoen, J Butenschoen, Holtrop, Nutter Sr Lap Leaders - Decker 1-24 Steltz 25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 - Ryan Ellis, Howard Vos, Clint Meins, Jon Gunderson, Jack Desrosier, Rob Dozark Heat 2 - Curtis Ellis, TJ Campbell, Brian Michelson, Bobby Parkinson, Matt Dunnigan Main - Curtis Ellis, Michelson, R Ellis, Gunderson, Meins, Desrosier, Campbell, Dozark, Parkinson, Dunnigan Lap Leaders - Michelson 1-3 C Ellis 4-17

 

 

Waynesfield Opener Night of Firsts
April 21, 2018

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (4/21/18) – The 14th season of racing at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio was ushered in Saturday under the lights with four divisions of racing action. The Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wings, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts were all on the season opening card. The night turned into a moment of firsts for two drivers seeing their first ever victories at Waynesfield.
The night started with the 15 lap Block Insurance Tough Truck A-main. Terry Klopfenstein and Stephen Brewer led the field of trucks to the first A-main green of the night. Klopfenstein took the early lead and led the opening lap. Four-time track champion Chris Hicks made his way into the third spot with just a few laps in the books. A three-way battle for the lead formed with Klopfenstein, Hicks, and Bill Keeler all in the mix. Hicks took his 71 machine to cushion trying to find the best position to challenge for the lead. The battle moved Keeler into the top spot and Hicks into second with just 10 to go. Keeler led the race for the next few laps until Hicks began to make a run on Keeler for the lead. Keeler’s 20K was hooked up and flying around the one third mile with just under five to go in the race. Keeler’s luck ran out as he blew an engine exiting turn four giving Hicks the lead and the victory. Klopfenstein came in second with Roy Miller finishing third. Chris Hicks and Frankie Weigt picked up the heat race wins.

The Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing Sprints started the season strong with a field of 24 cars signing it to compete. The 25 lap A-main was brought to green by the 52 of Isaac Chapple and the 24L of Lee Underwood. About to tick one lap off the board, the red flag flew for the 0 of Steve Irwin. Irwin went upside down exiting turn three promoting an immediate stop in the action. Korbyn Hayslett and Steve Little were also involved and retired to the pit area for the main. Trial number two to get the main event underway was unsuccessful as a caution flew for the 51 of Curtis Muhlenkamp. The third attempt was a success with Lee Underwood taking the early lead. Matt Westfall managed to slip his way into the second spot early in the event, ready to challenge for the lead. Underwood slipped back in the event to finish sixth. With Westfall now in the lead, it was Kody Swanson’s turn to make a run on Westfall. Lap after lap, Swanson reeled in the 33M of Westfall as laps began to tick down. A late race caution was not enough for Swanson giving Matt Westfall the win. Swanson finished second. Isaac Chapple maintained to finish in third. Underwood, Chapple, and Westfall picked up heat race victories. Chapple set quick time with a 12.911 second lap. Ty Tilton picked up the B-main victory.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints took the track for 20 laps of racing. Ron Coleman and Justin Kirk lead the field to the opening green flag. Neither driver in row one claimed the lead on the opening lap. Rather, Ryan Barr from his outside row two starting spot took control of the field. The sole incident of the main came early on in the form of a red flag for the 81H of Anthony Haas. Haas made contact with 11J of James Moore exiting turn three as Haas attempted to pass. Haas climbed out from behind the wheel uninjured. Both drivers retired from the event. Back under green, Barr continued to lead the way. Ron Coleman tried to reel in Barr until he lost a battle with Chris Bounds for the second spot. Like Coleman, Bounds was no match for Barr’s 21B giving the 16-year-old Piqua, Ohio driver his first ever win at Waynesfield. Ron Coleman muscled back to finish in second with Chris Bounds finishing in third. Barr was met in victory lane by his family who double as his pit crew. Nick Daugherty and Chris Bounds picked up the heat race wins.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts rounded out the opening night of speed. Justin Durflinger and Frankie Weigt led the field to the opening green flag. Durflinger won the drag race into the turn one and led the opening lap. The XS of Austin Scott began to make a surge through the field moving into the second spot in the opening laps. A caution would pause all movement up front as a car went around in turn two. After the restart, Durflinger continued to lead the way as the field was given the halfway signal. Scott began to catch Durflinger and a made a move to take the lead. The move was successful moving Scott into the lead with laps clicking down. Rob Sharpe in the 96K made a similar move and jumped into the runner-up spot with just five laps remaining. Sharpe had nothing for the “Racing Relator”, giving Scott his first ever Waynesfield victory. Rob Sharpe finished in second with Justin Durflinger taking home a third-place podium finish. Scott celebrated his first ever trip to victory lane by climbing to the top of the catch fence in front of a large group of spectators cheering him on. Rob Sharpe and Piqua, Ohio driver James Sorrell took home the heat race wins.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will be back in action next Saturday, April 28th for the 2018 Spring Fling featuring the Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wings, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. Adult general admission is just $12 for the event. Pit side gates will open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Cars hit the track for hot laps at 6PM with the first green flag of the night flying at 7PM.

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RACE RESULTS

Non Wings - Quest Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.52-Isaac Chapple, 12.911; 2.0-Steve Irwin , 13.015; 3.97X-Tyler Hewitt, 13.259; 4.87-Paul Dues, 13.274; 5.53-Steve Little, 13.293; 6.24L-Lee Underwood, 13.328; 7.21-Travis Hery, 13.454; 8.9N-Luke Hall, 13.524; 9.82-Mike Miller, 13.524; 10.21K-Kody Swanson, 13.603; 11.33M-Matt Westfall, 13.615; 12.18-Dallas Hewitt, 13.658; 13.14-Chad Wilson, 13.679; 14.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 13.740; 15.4-Josh Turner, 13.846; 16.19-Matt Cooley, 13.854; 17.1H-Korbyn Hayslett, 13.950; 18.74-Drew Rader, 13.998; 19.51-Curtis Muhlenkamp, 14.015; 20.42-Ty Tilton, 14.104; 21.5A-Toby Alfrey, 14.210; 22.17-Kevin Myers, 14.327; 23.16-Jackson Slone, 14.606; 24.1-Dustin Hammond, 99.991;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 2. 0-Steve Irwin [4] ; 3. 14-Chad Wilson[1] ; 4. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 5. 19-Matt Cooley[5] ; 6. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[6] ; 7. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[7] ; 8. 16-Jackson Slone[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 52-Isaac Chapple[4] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[1] ; 3. 87-Paul Dues[3] ; 4. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 5. 17-Kevin Myers[8] ; 6. 42-Ty Tilton[7] ; 7. 21-Travis Hery[2] ; 8. 4-Josh Turner[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 33M-Matt Westfall[2] ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 3. 21K-Kody Swanson[3] ; 4. 74-Drew Rader[6] ; 5. 97X-Tyler Hewitt[4] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 7. 1-Dustin Hammond[8] ; 8. 5A-Toby Alfrey[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 42-Ty Tilton[2] ; 2. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[1] ; 3. 21-Travis Hery[5] ; 4. 4-Josh Turner[8] ; 5. 1-Dustin Hammond[6] ; 6. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[4] ; 7. 5A-Toby Alfrey[9] ; 8. 16-Jackson Slone[7] ; 9. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 33M-Matt Westfall[3] ; 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[9] ; 3. 52-Isaac Chapple[1] ; 4. 18-Dallas Hewitt[6] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[11] ; 6. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 7. 74-Drew Rader[12] ; 8. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ; 9. 97X-Tyler Hewitt[15] ; 10. 19-Matt Cooley[13] ; 11. 21-Travis Hery[18] ; 12. 87-Paul Dues[8] ; 13. 1-Dustin Hammond[20] ; 14. 17-Kevin Myers[14] ; 15. 4-Josh Turner[19] ; 16. 42-Ty Tilton[16] ; 17. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[5] ; 18. 0-Steve Irwin [4] ; 19. 53-Steve Little[10] ; 20. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[17]


AMSA Mini Sprints - Performance Powder Coating

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 14D-Nick Daugherty [2] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[5] ; 3. 21B-Ryan Barr[4] ; 4. 22K-Justin Kirk[6] ; 5. 31-Jac Nickles[1] ; 6. X-Andy Martin[3] ; 7. 4-Andrew Heitkamp[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 65-Chris Bounds[6] ; 2. 2S-Brad Strunk[2] ; 3. 328-Becca Stiefel[1] ; 4. 44-Ron Coleman[3] ; 5. 17P-Austin Powell[5] ; 6. 22B-Brad Racer[4] ; 7. 11J-James Moore[7]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 21B-Ryan Barr[4] ; 2. 44-Ron Coleman[1] ; 3. 65-Chris Bounds[7] ; 4. 14D-Nick Daugherty [8] ; 5. 17P-Austin Powell[10] ; 6. 2S-Brad Strunk[5] ; 7. 328-Becca Stiefel[3] ; 8. 31-Jac Nickles[9] ; 9. X-Andy Martin[11] ; 10. 22B-Brad Racer[12] ; 11. 4-Andrew Heitkamp[13] ; 12. 81H-Anthony Haas[6] ; 13. 11J-James Moore[14]


Tough Trucks - Block Insurance

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 71-Chris Hicks[6] ; 2. 37J-Roy Miller[1] ; 3. 67B-Stephen Brewer[5] ; 4. 11-Darin Reed[2] ; 5. C4-Chuck Weigt[7] ; 6. 2X-Chris Bitters[3] ; 7. 99-Andy King[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 24F-Frankie Weigt[1] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[3] ; 3. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[2] ; 4. 77-Derick Smith[4] ; 5. 316-Ben Hower[7] ; 6. 67-Kyle Fields[5] ; 7. 33-Michael Hicks[6]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)
1. 71-Chris Hicks[6] ; 2. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[1] ; 3. 37J-Roy Miller[4] ; 4. 77-Derick Smith[8] ; 5. 24F-Frankie Weigt[5] ; 6. 99-Andy King[12] ; 7. 316-Ben Hower[10] ; 8. 11-Darin Reed[7] ; 9. C4-Chuck Weigt[9] ; 10. 2X-Chris Bitters[11] ; 11. 67B-Stephen Brewer[2] ; 12. 20K-Bill Keeler[3]


Compacts - Indian Lake Outfitters

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 34-James Sorrell[6] ; 2. 96H-Tony Heath[1] ; 3. 10-Frankie Weigt[7] ; 4. 96-Ryan Okuley[4] ; 5. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[8] ; 6. 31A-Audrie Twining[2] ; 7. 55-Austin Dailey[3] ; 8. Lil316-Devon Hower[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 96K-Rob Sharpe[3] ; 2. XS-Austin Scott[6] ; 3. 17-Justin Durflinger[5] ; 4. 0-Cameron Tusing[8] ; 5. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[1] ; 6. 7-Brandon Weight[7] ; 7. 92-Brandon McDaries[4] ; 8. 1A-Alison Butler[2]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)
1. XS-Austin Scott[3] ; 2. 96K-Rob Sharpe[5] ; 3. 17-Justin Durflinger[1] ; 4. Lil316-Devon Hower[15] ; 5. 96H-Tony Heath[4] ; 6. 34-James Sorrell[6] ; 7. 0-Cameron Tusing[8] ; 8. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[10] ; 9. 55-Austin Dailey[13] ; 10. 31A-Audrie Twining[11] ; 11. 96-Ryan Okuley[7] ; 12. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[9] ; 13. 10-Frankie Weigt[2] ; 14. 7-Brandon Weight[12] ; 15. 1A-Alison Butler[16] ; 16. 92-Brandon McDaries[14]

 

 

Mintz's bid for 3rd FAST title gets off to great start with Fremont win

FREMONT, Ohio - Craig Mintz has not raced a lot the past couple of years as the Gibsonburg, Ohio native devoted his time to his business and his growing family. The two-time champion of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics decided 2018 would be the year to once again go after a series title and it got off to a great start as he scored a thrilling victory Saturday, April 21 at Fremont Speedway.

The win was the 11th of Mintz' career at "The Track That Action Built" to open the historic oval's 68th season of racing on Smith Family Foods Night. In the 30-lap feature he first had to hold off defending FAST champion D.J. Foos early and then late in the race Cap Henry gave Mintz all he could handle

"That just shows the ups and downs of racing and shows you how mentally tough you have to be to be in this game. You build a new race car and destroy it in one lap and then you put a new car together and come here and win races. This crew battled and battled and battled and here we are in victory lane. I know my wife's sitting at home pretty mad..I'll text her and hopefully she will forgive me," said Mintz beside his Eagle Ignition Leads/Real Geese/ Design Graphics Group/ KS Sales & Service/ Anjulina’s/Linder’s Speed Equipment backed #09.

"I seen his (Henry) nose there a couple of times and it was a matter of taking up as much room as I could in turn one and trying to hold my line in three and four. I love racing with Cap...we have raced each other since we were five," Mintz said. "To open the year at Fremont and the FAST deal with a win is a huge confidence booster."

The evening's fast qualifier Chris Andrews and Mintz brought the field to green for their 30-lap A-main with Mintz gaining the advantage as fourth place starter Foos drove into second. Mintz set a blistering pace and just as he was ready to drive into heavy lapped traffic by lap five the caution flew.

The restart order was Mintz, Foos, Andrews, Nate Dussel, Henry, Stuart Brubaker and Broc Martin. Mintz pulled away when the green flew but when he closed in on the back of the pack Foos, Andrews and Henry closed. Henry took third on lap 14 and at the half-way point the crowd were on their feet as Mintz, Foos and Henry sliced through traffic battling for the top spot.

With 10 laps remaining Andrews had caught the lead trio as the top four ran nose to tail. Henry took second on lap 21 just before the caution flew with eight laps to go. The good news for Mintz was a clear track while the bad news was Henry looked to have the fastest car on the track. When the green reappeared Henry drove to Mintz' outside several times. Exiting turn four with five laps to go Henry got sideways and spun, ending his entertaining run.

The last five laps featured a tremendous battle with Mintz continuing to lead while Dussel took second with Andrews and Foos challenging. At the checkers Mintz won by a car length over Andrews who rebounded nicely with two-time 305 track champion Dussel rounding out the podium. They were followed by Foos, Martin, Brubaker, Gunn, Brian Smith (up from 18th), T.J. Michael and Tracy Hines rounding out the top 10.

The FAST 410 Championship Series competitors will be back in action Friday, May 4 at Attica Raceway Park followed by the second trip of the year to Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 5 as part of the open-wheel shootout.

The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will kick off their season Friday, May 4 at Attica Raceway Park followed by their first appearance of the year at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 5 as they take on the 360 c.i. sprints in a special challenge race as part of the open-wheel shootout.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads:

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, based in Johnstown, Ohio, is the Industry Leader in Small Block Chevy Aluminum Cylinder Heads, as well as the new Generation 3 and Mopar W9RP, catering to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's Sprints, Super Late Models, Drag Racing, Off-Road, Marine or Road Racing, you can count on All Pro. Visit www.allproheads.com for more information.

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont , Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. Visitwww.jlhcompany.com for more information

About Ohio Logistics: Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Ohio Logistics provides all the assets and operational support necessary to meet your most sophisticated logistical requirements. The company’s story is one of very impressive growth. Started in June of 1988, Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center, Inc. opened in the General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone #151 in the Tall Timbers Business Park. By 1996 the company had grown to 5 locations in 3 States and started doing business as Ohio Logistics. Currently Ohio Logistics is in 18 locations in 6 states operating over 6,000,000 square feet. Built on a sound financial base, Ohio Logistics will strive to exceed your expectations regarding your leasing and supply-chain management needs. Visit them online at www.OhioLogistics.com

About Engine Pro

Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro products high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributed at enginepro.com

Smith Family Foods Night April 21, 2018 Fremont Speedway

Qualifying 1.16-Chris Andrews, 12.078; 2.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.228; 3.97-Broc Martin, 12.268; 4.4H-Cap Henry, 12.325; 5.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.364; 6.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.371; 7.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.384; 8.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.470; 9.23-DJ Foos, 12.477; 10.09-Craig Mintz, 12.579; 11.1-Nate Dussel, 12.588; 12.41-Thomas Schinderle, 12.697; 13.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.701; 14.4T-Tracy Hines, 12.749; 15.2+-Brian Smith, 12.765; 16.4N-Jim Morris, 12.799; 17.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.807; 18.00-Thomas Meseraull, 12.966; 19.91x-Aaron Middaugh, 13.037; 20.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.072; 21.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.102; 22.14H-Todd Heller, 13.145; 23.8M-TJ Michael, 14.656;

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry[3] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 6. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 7. 4N-Jim Morris[6] ; 8. 14H-Todd Heller[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger[4] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 5. 4T-Tracy Hines[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[6] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[4] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 4. 00-Thomas Meseraull[6] ; 5. 41-Thomas Schinderle[1] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[7]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 97-Broc Martin[7] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[18] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[11] ; 10. 4T-Tracy Hines[14] ; 11. 00-Thomas Meseraull[12] ; 12. 3J-Trey Jacobs[17] ; 13. 4H-Cap Henry[5] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13] ; 15. 22M-Dan McCarron[10] ; 16. 7-Shawn Valenti[21] ; 17. 5K-Adam Kekich[20] ; 18. 41-Thomas Schinderle[15] ; 19. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[22] ; 20. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[16] ; 21. 8J-Jess Stiger[8] ; 22. 4N-Jim Morris[19] Hard Charger: 2+ Brian Smith +10

 

 

Mintz opens Fremont Speedwa season with thrilling win; Stroup dominates 305s

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio (Saturday, April 21, 2018) - A week ago Craig Mintz flipped his 410 c.i. sprint car to start his season. The Gibsonburg, Ohio driver redeemed himself in a huge way to open Fremont Speedway's 68th season Saturday, claiming a thrilling victory on Smith Family Food Night.

"The Track that Action Built" bumped up starting time by nearly four hours due to a cold forecast and the large crowd was treated to very entertaining racing.

The win was Mintz' 11th at "The Track That Action Built" and begins his quest for a third All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics. In the 30-lap feature he first had to hold off defending FAST champion D.J. Foos and then late in the race Cap Henry.

"That just shows the ups and downs of racing and shows you how mentally tough you have to be to be in this game. You build a new race car and destroy it in one lap and then you put a new car together and come here and win races. This crew battled and battled and battled and here we are in victory lane. I know my wife's sitting at home pretty mad..I'll text her and hopefully she will forgive me," said Mintz beside his Eagle Ignition Leads/Real Geese/ Design Graphics Group/ KS Sales & Service/ Anjulina’s/Linder’s Speed Equipment backed #09.

"I seen his (Henry) nose there a couple of times and it was a matter of taking up as much room as I could in turn one and trying to hold my line in three and four. I love racing with Cap...we have raced each other since we were five," Mintz said.

Like Mintz, Fremont, Ohio's Dustin Stroup had to repair his 305 c.i. sprint car after a previous week crash and it paid off for him as well as he dominated the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature for his second career Fremont Speedway victory.

"Last week at Attica I got into a mishap and it pushed the whole front end of the car over. We took it over to Tony Beaber's and he got the thing done in less than 24 hours and I can't thank him enough. Thanks to Century 21 Premiere Properties, Triple X, Level Performance, Slade Shock Technologies, Mom and Dad and my crew chief Adam. My wife isn't here but thanks for her...she's going to be upset," Stroup said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti picked right up where he left off in 2017 in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks - winning. He led all 20 laps for his 42nd career victory at Fremont Speedway, placing him 10th on the historic track's all-time win list.

"I want to thank Fremont Speedway for getting the show in and all the fans for coming out. I think the only thing Jeff Babcock did to this truck over the winter was get the engine freshened over at Gressman Powersports. I had awesome horsepower," said Valenti of his Craig Miller Trucking/Best Performance Motorsports/Dave Story Equipment/KS Sales & Service backed #7B.

Fremont, Ohio's Dustin Keegan held off a late race charge by John Mayes to score his first ever late model win. It was his seventh overall victory at Fremont Speedway.

"This is awesome. We've battled in these things for four years. We've been playing around to start the season at Attica trying to get this thing dialed in. I've got Ky Harper helping me out tonight and that's a plus. He (John Mayes) showed me his nose and I figured I had to cut him down a little bit and rubbing off his line," said Keegan.

Fast qualifier Chris Andrews and Mintz brought the field to green for their 30-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main with Mintz gaining the advantage as fourth place starter Foos drove into second. Mintz set a blistering pace and just as he was ready to drive into heavy lapped traffic by lap five the caution flew.

The restart order was Mintz, Foos, Andrews, Nate Dussel, Henry, Stuart Brubaker and Broc Martin. Mintz pulled away when the green flew but when he closed in on the back of the pack Foos, Andrews and Henry closed. Henry took third on lap 14 and at the half-way point the crowd were on their feet as Mintz, Foos and Henry sliced through traffic battling for the top spot.

With 10 laps remaining Andrews had caught the lead trio as the top four ran nose to tail. Henry took second on lap 21 just before the caution flew with eight laps to go. The good news for Mintz was a clear track while the bad news was Henry looked to have the fastest car on the track. When the green reappeared Henry drove to Mintz' outside several times. Exiting turn four with five laps to go Henry got sideways and spun, ending his entertaining run.

The last five laps featured a tremendous battle with Mintz continuing to lead while Dussel took second with Andrews and Foos challenging. At the checkers Mintz won by a car length over Andrews who rebounded nicely with two-time 305 track champion Dussel rounding out the podium. They were followed by Foos, Martin, Brubaker, Gunn, Brian Smith (up from 18th), T.J. Michael and Tracy Hines rounding out the top 10.

Kyle Capodice and Stroup brought the field to green for the 25 lap Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint A-main with Capodice leading the first lap. It didn't take long for Stroup to drive around Capodice to the point just before the caution flew with two laps scored. On the ensuing restart John Ivy charged into second with Capodice battling with Paul Weaver for third.

A caution with four laps scored bunched the field up and when the green flew Ivy pressured Stroup for a couple of laps before the leader began to inch away. Weaver closed on Ivy by lap nine as the leaders found the back of the field. Stroup sliced his way through the lapped cars to maintain a sizeable lead over Ivy, Weaver, Capodice and Matt Foos who had charged from his 14th starting position.

Stroup had to survive one final caution with nine laps remaining. He once again pulled away when the green flew and drove to the dominating win over Ivy, Weaver, Steve Rando and Seth Schneider.

Valenti and Dustin Keegan brought the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck A-main to green with Valenti driving into the lead while Keegan stayed within striking distance. The race for third was entertaining involving Eric DeVanna, Paul Brown, Brad Keckler, Keith Sorg and Jeff Ward. Following a spat of cautions in the early going, Valenti found his drove and pulled away.

The competitors had one last shot at Valenti when the caution came out with nine laps to go. But, Valenti's truck was just too strong as he drove to the victory by nearly four seconds over Keegan, Ward, DeVanna and Sorg.

Keegan's great night continued in the McCullough Industries Late Model feature as he led all 15 laps. Mayes made it very interesting following a caution with four laps remaining, driving to Keegan's outside several times. In fact with two laps to go Keegan led Mays by only .015 seconds!

Keegan held off Mays for the win with Brad Mitten, Steve Sabo and Wes Morrison rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be off April 28 but will return to racing Saturday, May 5 on Amerigas Propane Night for the Open Wheel Shootout featuring the FAST 410 sprints and a challenge race between the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro and the 360 c.i. sprints. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing competitors will also compete. It will also be Fan with a Can Night with fans encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the local food bank.

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

ABOUT SMITH FAMILY FOODS

Smith Family Foods is located just outside of Tiffin, Ohio. Since 1984 “Family” is not just a word in our name but an integral part of the day-to-day philosophy that drives our business. Quality products, family values and exceptional service along with competitive pricing are the building blocks that help us exceed customer expectations every day.

Smith Family Foods taps into long-standing family recipes and pairs them with fresh inspiration for today’s market to deliver a comprehensive line of items produced in-house. Ranging from chopped steaks, custom cut steaks and chops, breaded chicken, brats and Granny Smith’s Delicious fresh deli salads, just to mention a few. Smith Family Foods has the more than 2,000 wholesale items we offer to solve all your foodservice needs. Check our Products page for a complete list. Find out more at www.smithfamilyfoods.net Smith Family Foods Night April 21, 2018

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.16-Chris Andrews, 12.078; 2.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.228; 3.97-Broc Martin, 12.268; 4.4H-Cap Henry, 12.325; 5.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.364; 6.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.371; 7.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.384; 8.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.470; 9.23-DJ Foos, 12.477; 10.09-Craig Mintz, 12.579; 11.1-Nate Dussel, 12.588; 12.41-Thomas Schinderle, 12.697; 13.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.701; 14.4T-Tracy Hines, 12.749; 15.2+-Brian Smith, 12.765; 16.4N-Jim Morris, 12.799; 17.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.807; 18.00-Thomas Meseraull, 12.966; 19.91x-Aaron Middaugh, 13.037; 20.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.072; 21.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.102; 22.14H-Todd Heller, 13.145; 23.8M-TJ Michael, 14.656;

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry[3] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 6. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 7. 4N-Jim Morris[6] ; 8. 14H-Todd Heller[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger[4] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 5. 4T-Tracy Hines[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[6] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[4] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 4. 00-Thomas Meseraull[6] ; 5. 41-Thomas Schinderle[1] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[7]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 97-Broc Martin[7] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[18] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[11] ; 10. 4T-Tracy Hines[14] ; 11. 00-Thomas Meseraull[12] ; 12. 3J-Trey Jacobs[17] ; 13. 4H-Cap Henry[5] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13] ; 15. 22M-Dan McCarron[10] ; 16. 7-Shawn Valenti[21] ; 17. 5K-Adam Kekich[20] ; 18. 41-Thomas Schinderle[15] ; 19. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[22] ; 20. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[16] ; 21. 8J-Jess Stiger[8] ; 22. 4N-Jim Morris[19] Hard Charger: 2+ Brian Smith +10

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.4*-Tyler Street, 13.669; 2.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.704; 3.5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr, 13.744; 4.77I-John Ivy, 13.764; 5.21-Dustin Stroup, 13.775; 6.2F-Matt Foos, 13.800; 7.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.803; 8.36-Seth Schneider, 13.869; 9.66D-Chase Dunham, 13.880; 10.19R-Steve Rando, 13.911; 11.97-Kyle Peters, 13.954; 12.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.958; 13.8-Bobby CLark, 13.963; 14.9R-Dustin Rall, 14.055; 15.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.059; 16.250-Jared Mcfarland, 14.151; 17.2-Ricky Peterson, 14.199; 18.47-Matt Lucius, 14.396; 19.09-Justin Adams, 14.677;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 21-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 2. 66D-Chase Dunham[5] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[3] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 7. 250-Jared Mcfarland[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 4. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[5] ; 6. 8-Bobby CLark[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 21-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 6. 2F-Matt Foos[14] ; 7. 4*-Tyler Street[10] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 9. 8-Bobby CLark[18] ; 10. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[17] ; 12. 66D-Chase Dunham[5] ; 13. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[13] ; 14. 97-Kyle Peters[11] ; 15

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 3. 37-Eric DeVanna[4] ; 4. 115-Ben Good[1] ; 5. 16-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 6. 26-Kyle Lagrou[6] ; 7. 32H-Dan Hennig[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[3] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[5] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 4. 23m-Brad Mitten[1] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 6. 11-Austin Gibson[2]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 49X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 2. 2-Brian Sorg[5] ; 3. 5s-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 4. P51-Paul Brown JR[7] ; 5. 22-Brandon Leighton[2] ; 6. 67-Ben Clapp[1] ; 7. 83-Noah Wagner[4]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[8] ; 4. 37-Eric DeVanna[4] ; 5. 4s-Keith Sorg[9] ; 6. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[7] ; 7. 49X-Brad Keckler[6] ; 8. 23m-Brad Mitten[11] ; 9. 5s-Brad Stuckey[5] ; 10. P51-Paul Brown JR[3] ; 11. 83-Noah Wagner[20] ; 12. 11-Austin Gibson[17] ; 13. 67-Ben Clapp[18] ; 14. 32H-Dan Hennig[19] ; 15. 22-Brandon Leighton[15] ; 16. 26-Kyle Lagrou[16] ; 17. 115-Ben Good[10] ; 18. 2-Brian Sorg[12] ; 19. 1H-Zeth Sabo[14] ; 20. 16-Jim Holcomb[13]

McCullough Industries Limited Late Models

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 69-John Mayes[2] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[1] ; 4. 21-Wes Morrison[3] ; 5. 16-Steve Sabo[5] ; 6. 101-Chester Fitch[4]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps) 1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 2. 69-John Mayes[4] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[5] ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[2] ; 5. 21-Wes Morrison[3]

 

 

Klaasmeyer Claims Career-First in Knepper Memorial

Belleville, IL - When the dust settled, Tucker Klaasmeyer notched two career-firsts in the same night at Belle-Clair Speedway. Adding his name to the lengthy list of Knepper Memorial victors, Klaasmeyer claimed his first-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League win and the 27th Annual Arnie Knepper Memorial.

Starting outside row two, Klaasmeyer immediately jumped into the second position behind Andrew Felker on the initial lap. In what was a marathon of cautions, Klaasmeyer eventually picked off Felker on the restart following the red flag on lap nine. Enduring pressure from teammates Logan Seavey and Ryan Robinson, Klaasmeyer felt Seavey's pressure mid-way. Challenging for the lead on 20, Seavey almost had the lead going into lap 22, only to be caught up with lap car and Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Sam Johnson, ending his bid for the lead.

In the final laps, Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Ryan Robinson closely followed Klaasmeyer as Andrew Felker applied pressure from the third position. Joe B. Miller charged from the 11th starting position to fourth, while Grady Chandler came from deep in the field at the 18th starting position to close out the top five.

"It took me way too long to get this," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "A lot of nights we came close. A lot of hard work has gone into it and to finally pull it off feels amazing. I really think a lot of it was confidence and these guys have a lot of confidence in the team and they put good racecars together so that's helped a lot."

"The track was super tricky tonight," stated Ryan Robinson. "There were holes all over the place. It was just treacherous. I tried to find my way around there, but wasn't quite as good as Tucker. But, tomorrow's a different night, a lot bigger track. Really looking forward to I-55 tomorrow."

"I got out of the car pretty full tonight; I got fed a bunch of right rears," Andrew Felker said. "We definitely weren't our best. We kind of survived. Got stuffed plenty of times and let them wreck themselves plenty of times. Overall, we'll take a third place finish for the night. To end up on the podium, that gets us good momentum and headed in the right direction."

Midgets Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, Heat 2: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 3: 9K - KYLE SCHUETT, Heat 4: 39BC - ZEB WISE, Heat 5: 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 76E - KYLE CRACKER, 00 - GRADY CHANDLER

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 2. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 3. 7F - ANDREW FELKER 4. 51B - JOE B MILLER 5. 00 - GRADY CHANDLER 6. 39BC - ZEB WISE 7. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 8. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 9. 76E - KYLE CRACKER 10. 5D - ZACH DAUM 11. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 12. 91 - TYLER NELSON 13. 28M - ACE MCCARTHY 14. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 15. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 16. 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON 17. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 18. 77 - PAYTON PIERCE 19. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 20. 16C - DAVID CAMFIELD JR 21. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 22. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT

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Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

WILLIAMSTON, S.C. – At the end of a marathon night that was anything but easy, Jimmy McCune cruised to his milestone 25th Must See Racing Sprint Car Series win at Anderson Motor Speedway.

McCune led all 50 laps for the second year running, completing a hat trick of victories at the three-eighths-mile South Carolina oval. The three-time defending series champion has now led 139 consecutive laps at AMS in Must See Racing competition, winning in each of the last three years.

Though McCune made his performance look effortless, he had to endure a six-caution epic that included a fuel stop with three laps left, as well as nurse an ailing motor to the finish before he could take home the spoils of victory in the winner’s circle.

“I’ve never been through a race that crazy. I didn’t think we were going to be able to weather that storm, to be honest with you,” said McCune. “At lap 14 or 15, the motor dropped a cylinder and all those restarts we had just killed me. I had no power up off the corners and I was nervous. I didn’t know what we had … but we had enough to hold on.”

McCune jumped to the lead from the outside pole on the initial start, pacing the first 18 circuits uninterrupted before the caution flag waved for the first time.

After that, chaos erupted into a flurry of incidents that saw challengers like fast qualifier Johnny Bridges, Aaron Pierce and Florida top gun John Inman all fall from contention due to various issues.

Bridges and Pierce both ran out of fuel with four laps left, while Inman tangled with Tom Jewell in turn three with three to go, sparking the night’s final slowdown. That caution eventually went red for refueling as well.

None of that was any consequence to McCune, however, as he pulled away from Shane Butler on the final restart despite his motor issues and crossed under the twin checkered flags 1.191 seconds in front.

Butler came home second in his first Must See Racing appearance, pleased with his opening night performance.

“I just didn’t get a good enough run up off the corner on that last restart,” explained Butler. “My car was so much better on long runs and we didn’t really have one there at the end that I could work with. Catching Aaron (Pierce) and then Jimmy on those long runs was what we needed; we just didn’t have enough time. We’ll take second against a field of great race car drivers and try to do it again at Hickory.”

McCune’s nephew Anthony completed the podium in third, followed by National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom, who was the last car on the lead lap in fourth.

Former MSA supermodified ace Charlie Schultz completed the top five finishers.

In Hamilton Trucking Time Trials, Bridges came within eight one-thousandths of a second of breaking his own track record, posting a time of 13.048 seconds (103.464 mph) around the three-eighths-mile Anderson oval and earning $100 for his efforts.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series continues its two-race Carolina doubleheader at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway on April 21, where McCune is the three-time defending race winner.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Anderson Motor Speedway; April 20, 2018

Sam Pierce Chevrolet A-Feature (50 laps): 1. 88-Jimmy McCune; 2. 55-Shane Butler; 3. 8-Anthony McCune; 4. 26B-Jeff Bloom; 5. 9S-Charlie Schultz; 6. 75C-Jerry Caryer; 7. B4-Bronzie Lawson IV; 8. 59X-John Inman; 9. 29-Johnny Bridges; 10. 26-Aaron Pierce; 11. 4X-Bronzie Lawson III; 12. 7-Tom Jewell; 13. 8A-Adam Biltz; 14. 4L-Anthony Linkenhoker.

 

 

Jac Haudenschild holds of Lee Jacobs for thrilling All Star win at Attica

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - It's hard to believe in his hall of fame career Jac Haudenschild has only won one feature at Attica Raceway Park. "The Wild Child" added a second Friday in dramatic fashion, holding off Lee Jacobs to score his 31st career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobile 1 win during the Core & Main Spring Nationals Presented by Fisher Performance.

The 40-lap feature saw five lead changes at the start finish line with numerous other top spot swaps elsewhere around the one-third mile oval. Wooster, Ohio's Haudenschild first battled Max Stambaugh the first third of the race, then swapped the lead with Carson Macedo throughout the middle stages. When Macedo's night ended with a flat tire with six laps to go, Jacobs was next up to challenge Haudenschild the remaining six laps. When the checkers flew Haudenschild's margin of victory was only 0.144 seconds. Ironically Haudenschild battled Lee Jacobs' father Kenny on the World of Outlaws trail for many years. And just as strange - Haudenschild, who is known to race the extreme high line of a track, accomplished the win utilizing the very bottom groove.

"The car felt good. The guys had the car going good. Lee got up there and the 3G (Macedo) was up there and it was some good racing. You don't like to see a restart there at the end of the race but I knew Lee..he's like his old man, he's really good on the bottom of the race track. He did a hell of a job. Carson is fun to race with. I watched him get started out in California when I was out there and he's a heck of a driver too and he's going to when a lot of races," said Haudenschild beside his Southern Pacific Farms/Whistle Stop Bar & Grill/Finzer Farm/Ron Jacobs Trucking backed #3.

"I can't remember the last time I won here. I have to thank Bonzai (Bruns) and Zach Ames...I couldn't win a race without those guys," Haudenschild added.

Wooster, Ohio's Doug Drown saw his late model literally cut in half over the winter for repairs and adjustments. It took a week of racing but the crew and driver finally figured out what the new chassis needed and Drown drove to his 24th career win at Attica in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models.

"This is the car I drove last year and we cut it right in half. My dad and uncle redid the whole rear clip. It's pretty good it's just the notes from last year don't matter. We kind of reinvented the wheel here. It feels good to get the win. Charlie told me what he thought we needed for adjustments and we did it and it worked really well,. I want to thank Leroy Hall, Keith Berner and Brent are doing a great job on the shocks, Hoosier Tire, Malcuit Racing Engines, said Drown beside his Hall's Auto Sales/Wooster Glass/Kar Connection/EFCO/Accu-Force backed #240.

Fremont, Ohio's Paul Weaver took the lead of the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature on the second lap and survived a late race caution to score his 44th career Attica victory. The win for the defending track champion keeps him atop the division's all-time win list.

"This was one of those tracks where the harder you ran the slower you got. You needed to slow down to go fast. I want to thank Bob Hampshire. If it wasn't for him...we were on the verge of going some where else and Bob stepped up. I want to thank Daniel and my wife and all my sponsors," said Weaver of his Hampshire Engines/M&L Excavating/Seagate Sandblasing/Miller Rigging/Weaver Performance Center backed #1W.

Haudenschild and Stambaugh brought the field to green for the 40-lap All Star feature with Haudenschild utilizing the bottom groove to grab the lead over Stambaugh, Macedo, Caleb Helms, Lee Jacobs, Craig Mintz and Spencer Bayston. Jacobs moved into fourth on the second lap while Helms, Bayston and Mintz battled hard for fifth. Action ground to a halt with four laps scored when Ryan Broughton tipped over in turn four. On the ensuing restart Haudenschild maintained a slight lead over Stambaugh and Macedo while the action really heated up for fourth involving Jacobs, Helms and Mintz.

By lap 10 Stambaugh, the 2017 All Star rookie of the year, really closed on Haudenschild as the leaders prepared to enter heavy lapped traffic. Macedo also used the lapped cars and blasted into second on lap 13 just as the caution flew. On the restart Macedo raced to Haudenschild's outside with Jacobs driving into third on lap 16. Macedo took the top spot utilizing the high side of turn two to lead lap 17 but Haudenschild fought back to his inside and regained the top spot two laps later. Macedo regained the lead on lap 23 and when the leaders found lapped traffic again with 14 laps to go it was now a four car battle up front with Macedo, Haudenschild, Stambaugh and Jacobs.

Macedo held off Haudenschild until lap 32 when he surrendered the lead as his right rear tire began to lose air pressure. Two laps later and Macedo's tire let go, bringing out the caution and for the second year in a row at the Spring Nationals ending the California driver's bid for a win with heart-break as his motor expired the previous year after leading late.

Haudenschild got a great restart over Jacobs, Mintz and Stambaugh but Jacobs began to reel in the leader with three circuits remaining. Jacobs tried to force Haudenschild off the bottom but the veteran kept his line and took the win. Jacobs, Mintz, Stambaugh and defending All Star champion Chad Kemenah completed the top five.

Nick Kurtz and Travis Stemler brought the field to green for the 25 lap late model feature but a multi-car crash necessitated a complete restart. Stemler gained the upper hand when the green flew again with Kurtz, Drown, Eric Spangler, Dan Wallace and Chad Finley giving chase. Drown drove into second on lap five and took the lead a circuit later and began pulling away. Behind him though it was a great race for second between Stemler, Kurtz, Spangler, Finley and Devin Shiels.

Spangler was finally able to secure second on lap 11 and as Drown encountered lapped traffic with eight laps to go Spangler quickly closed. Finley brought out the caution on lap 21 to set up a four lap shoot-out. Drown hit his marks perfectly and drove to the win while Spangler held off Kurtz, Stemler and Shiels rounded out the top five.

In the 305 sprint A-main Weaver and Luke Griffith paced the field with Griffith gaining the advantage at the drop of the green. Weaver drove to the top spot on lap two and steadily pulled away. Griffith ran solidly in second with John Ivy, Matt Foos, Kyle Capodice, Bobby Clark and Tyler Street giving chase. Weaver encountered lapped traffic by lap 11 but picked his way through. Foos drove from fourth to second in lapped traffic on lap 17 and began eating away at Weaver's lead.

With five laps to go Foos was chopping off three tenths of a second from Weaver's lead when the only caution flew with four circuits remaining. Weaver got an excellent restart and drove away for the win over Foos, Ivy, Capodice and Clark.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 4 for The Adkins Group/AmeriGas Night with the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics making it's debut at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speed plant. It will be the first night of the Attica/Oakshade Raceway Late Model Series Challenge and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro will also make their first appearance of the year.

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Attica Raceway Park - Friday, April 20, 2018: Core & Main Spring Nationals Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Qualifying Group (A) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.717; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.721; 3. 97-Broc Martin, 12.853; 4. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.906; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.962; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.23; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 13.247; 8. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.465; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson, 13.571; 10. 23-Chase Baker, 13.79

Group (B) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.555; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.559; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.749; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.9; 5. 4L-Cap Henry, 13.003; 6. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.01; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.046; 8. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.195; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.589; 10. 27B-Boston Mead, 13.898

Group (C) 1. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 12.722; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.836; 3. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.994; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.031; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.059; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.2472; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.25; 8. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 14.445; 9. 11-Max McGhee, 99; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., NT

Group (D) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.525; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.793; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.924; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.018; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti, 13.176; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.218; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.255; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.284; 9. 17H-Jared Horstman, 13.397

Group (E) 1. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 12.667; 2. 13-Bryan Sebetto, 12.965; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.052; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.191; 5. 23X-DJ Foos, 13.267; 6. 51-John Garvin, 13.466; 7. 5X-Justin Peck, 13.669; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.765; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.799

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 3. 97-Broc Martin [2]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 9. 23-Chase Baker [10]; 10. 7J-Joe Swanson [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 6. 16-Chris Andrews [8]; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger [7]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [9]; 9. 27B-Boston Mead [10]; 10. 4L-Cap Henry [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 45L-Brian Lay [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton [1]; 4. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn [7]; 8. 11-Max McGhee [9]; 9. 20I-Kesley Ivy [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti [5]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 7. 17H-Jared Horstman [9]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 9. 9M-Jordan Ryan [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 13-Bryan Sebetto [3]; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 5. 23X-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [6]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 9. 5X-Justin Peck [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 5M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 2. 5X-Justin Peck [7]; 3. 27B-Boston Mead [9]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [4]; 5. 11-Max McGhee [5]; 6. 23-Chase Baker [8]; 7. 20I-Kesley Ivy [10]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [3]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [2]; 10. 7J-Joe Swanson [11]; 11. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [3]; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti [4]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [8]; 6. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 7. 51-John Garvin [11]; 8. 17H-Jared Horstman [14]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [17]; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn [13]; 11. 5X-Justin Peck [18]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 13. 45-Trevor Baker [15]; 14. 7K-Cale Conley [10]; 15. 8J-Jess Stiger [12]; 16. 23X-DJ Foos [6]; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 18. 95-Hunter Mackison [16]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [6]; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [12]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 8. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 9. 70-Dave Blaney [10]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 11. 97-Broc Martin [14]; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston [5]; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs [19]; 14. 13-Bryan Sebetto [15]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [24]; 16. 49X-Tim Shaffer [17]; 17. 5R-Byron Reed [21]; 18. 5T-Travis Philo [20]; 19. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [18]; 20. 98-Carl Bowser [23]; 21. 51-John Garvin [25]; 22. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 23. 7-Shawn Valenti [22]; 24. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [11]; 25. 22B-Ryan Broughton [16]; 26. 16-Chris Andrews [26] Hard Charger: 7K-Cale Conley +9

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[10] ; 6. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[7] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[5] ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[9] ; 10. 13-Jeremy Duposki[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[9] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[1] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[8] ; 9. 09-Justin Adams[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 7. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 9. 9R-Dustin Rall[11] ; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[12] ; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[15] ; 12. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 13. 2-Ricky Peterson[10] ; 14. 25-Jason Keckler[17] ; 15. 97-Kyle Peters[13] ; 16. 13-Jeremy Duposki[19] ; 17. 09-Justin Adams[18] ; 18. 20B-Cody Bova[16] ; 19. 75-Jerry Dahms[14] Hard Charger: 47-Matt Lucius +4

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 240-Doug Drown[6] ; 2. 79-Nick Kurtz[8] ; 3. 39-Hillard Miller[2] ; 4. 11*-Kyle Moore[1] ; 5. 1N-Casey Noonan[7] ; 6. 69-John Mayes Jr.[3] ; 7. 6-Jimmie Ward[5] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. X3-Dan Wallace[2] ; 2. 10-Brett Miller[1] ; 3. 44-Matt Shipley[4] ; 4. 69W-Jeff Warnick[7] ; 5. 17-Jeff Geis[5] ; 6. 42*-Bob Mayer[8] ; 7. 06-Jake Rendel[6] ; 8. 30-Nate Potts[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 2S-Travis Stemler[2] ; 2. 27-Eric Spangler[3] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 4. 50Y-Ryan Missler[8] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 7. 79M-Kory Maurice[6] ; 8. 006-Jarrett Rendel[4]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 42-Chad Finley[4] ; 2. 28-Kent Brewer[1] ; 3. RH21-Gregg Haskell[3] ; 4. 71-Dave Hornikel[5] ; 5. 77-Steve Kester[7] ; 6. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 7. 18-Michael Amick[2]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 1N-Casey Noonan[1] ; 2. 77-Steve Kester[4] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[8] ; 4. 69-John Mayes Jr.[5] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[14] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 7. 17-Jeff Geis[2] ; 8. 18-Michael Amick[12] ; 9. 6-Jimmie Ward[9] ; 10. 42*-Bob Mayer[6] ; 11. 006-Jarrett Rendel[15] ; 12. 79M-Kory Maurice[11] ; 13. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 14. 06-Jake Rendel[10] ; 15. 69R-Doug Baird[13]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 240-Doug Drown[3] ; 2. 27-Eric Spangler[8] ; 3. 79-Nick Kurtz[1] ; 4. 2S-Travis Stemler[2] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[11] ; 6. 50Y-Ryan Missler[15] ; 7. X3-Dan Wallace[4] ; 8. 11*-Kyle Moore[13] ; 9. 5M-Ryan Markham[19] ; 10. 39-Hillard Miller[7] ; 11. 1N-Casey Noonan[17] ; 12. 10-Brett Miller[12] ; 13. 28-Kent Brewer[9] ; 14. 69-John Mayes Jr.[20] ; 15. 42-Chad Finley[6] ; 16. RH21-Gregg Haskell[5] ; 17. 44-Matt Shipley[10] ; 18. 69W-Jeff Warnick[14] ; 19. 71-Dave Hornikel[16] ; 20. 77-Steve Kester[18] Hard Charger: 5M-Ryan Markham +10

 

 

Bud Bests Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo at Ocean Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- Bud Kaeding proved to be too tough in traffic on Friday night at Ocean Speedway as the Campbell, CA driver was able to park the famed Williams Motorsports No. 0 machine in victory lane during round number two of Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo action.

Jumping out to the early lead, Kaeding would lead the likes of Dominic Scelzi, Justin Sanders, Gio Scelzi and Kurt Nelson until the caution flew for a stalled Kyle Offill on the race’s second circuit.

Back underway, Kaeding would get another great jump and would continue to lead the way for a brief three-lap green flag run until the caution flew for Matthew Moles.

When the the action picked back up, D. Scelzi was able to hang with Kaeding as an extended green flag run finally saw lapped traffic come into the equation. Running side by side and also naviagting slower cars, Kaeding would continue to hold the advantage until Scelzi was able to sneak by on lap 16.

Scelzi’s lead would be short lived however, as Kaeding would use traffic to his advantage the next time around the ¼ mile bullring and would reassume the race lead on the 17th circuit.

Dense traffic would continue make things tough on the leaders, but it would allow Shane Golobic to work his way into the Top-Five as he was able to get by Gio Sceliz to overkae the fourth position just before te race’s final catuion flew on lap 27.

With clear track in front of him for the final laps, Kaeding would cruise to the win, but all eyes would be on the battle for second. In a close fight for the spot Dominic Sceliz would hang on to the runner up position as round 1 winner, Justin Sanders took the final spot on the podium.

Shane Golobic would finish fourht, Gio Scelzi fifth, and Tommy Tarlton, Brad Furr, Cole Macedo, Koen Shaw, and a hard charging Sean Becker would round out the Top-10.

Friday night saw 25 Ocean Sprints check into Ocean Speedway, and Justin Sanders would open the night up by laying down the fastest lap in time trials with a time of 11.488 seconds.

Bud Kaeding, Kurt Nelson, and Billy Aton would win heat races, while Kaeding would also win the Dash and earn the right to start on the pole for the 30-lap feature.

Kyler Shaw would win the ‘B’, and transfer into the ‘A’ along with Kaleb Montgomery, Jeremy Chisu, Gary Nelson, Sean Becker, and Josh Chisum.

The Beer Optics Hard Luck Award would be presented to Alan Beck as he was the lone roll over victim on this night, and Sean Becker would be the Hard Charger after advancing 10 positions in the feautre event.

2018 Winners- Justin Sanders (March 30th), Bud Kaeding (April 13th).

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McCarthy Aces POWRi West at Red Dirt Raceway

Lonnie Wheatley, MEEKER, Okla. (April 13, 2018) – According to the lap sheets, Ace McCarthy led all 25 laps of Friday night’s Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA feature event atop the ¼-mile Red Dirt Raceway clay oval.

However, it wasn’t without a genuine Friday the 13th scare for the Tahlequah, OK, racer in the “Midget Meltdown 2k18” event as he withstood a wicked Blake Hahn slider on the final lap to secure his second career series victory aboard the Two-Eight Drilling No. 28m.

“Wow, that was wild there,” McCarthy said upon climbing out of his winning mount. “Blake (Hahn) came on strong there and when he threw it in there on the last lap, the pucker factor really went up.”

McCarthy survived the slider into turn one as Hahn missed the top of turn two after momentarily taking command less than one-quarter mile away from the stripe, allowing McCarthy to race back out front to the checkered flag.

“This track was awesome tonight, we can’t thank Cody (Brewer) enough for giving us that to race on,” McCarthy commented.

It was a race that began with McCarthy outgunning fellow front starter Cannon McIntosh to take command early from the pole starting position with Steven Shebester and Hahn quickly giving chase. Then, after weathering several cautions in the initial eight rounds, McCarthy found himself wading through lapped traffic over the last half of the race as he kept Hahn nearly a half-straightaway at bay.

Hahn, taking advantage of an idle weekend for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, battled into second from his fourth starting position by the sixth round but was unable to close the gap until the final pair of laps.

But when he closed, he closed in quickly and mounted a charge for the point as the white flag flew. Hahn dove to the bottom of turn one on the final round and slid up high in front of McCarthy, only to miss the top of turn two.

McCarthy charged back by to snare the win with Sapulpa’s Hahn recovering quickly enough to salvage runner-up honors. Nixa, Missouri’s Wesley Smith emerged from a multi-car scuffle for position to claim third with Springfield, Missouri’s Kory Schudy outlasting defending series champion Grady Chandler of Edmond, OK, for fourth.

With Chandler settling for fifth, Hank Davis climbed a handful of positions to sixth while Payton Pierce turned in the top passing performance by charging from 17th to seventh. McIntosh rebounded from an early incident to claim eighth with Jonathan Beason and Harlan Hulsey completing the top ten.

McIntosh, McCarthy and Hahn topped heat race action for the field of 24 competitors.

In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer, A1 Machine, Rod End Supply, Pyrotech, Esslinger and MyChron Tom/AIM.

The POWRi West Midget League returns to action on Saturday night, April 28, at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA Results

Red Dirt Raceway (Meeker, OK) – April 13, 2018

Smith Ti Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, 2. 82-Steven Shebester, 3. 7m-Chance Morton, 4. 8J-Jonathan Beason, 5. 42-Hank Davis, 6. 15d-Andrew Deal, 7. 17e-Blake Edwards, 8. 19-Pierce Urbanosky.

Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 28m-Ace McCarthy, 2. 28-Kory Schudy, 3. 8m-Kade Morton, 4. 23-Hannah Adair, 5. 5m-Alex DeCamp, 6. 24-Hunter Fischer, 7. 4b-Harlan Hulsey, 8. 9u-Doug McCune.

Saldana Products Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, 2. 00-Grady Chandler, 3. 44-Wesley Smith, 4. 721-Brendon Wiseley, 5. 27b-A.J. Burns, 6. 77-Payton Pierce, 7. 51-Emilio Hoover. DNS: 3e-Blake Battles.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 28m-Ace McCarthy (1), 2. 52-Blake Hahn (4), 3. 44-Wesley Smith (3), 4. 28-Kory Schudy (7), 5. 00-Grady Chandler (6), 6. 42-Hank Davis (11), 7. 77-Payton Pierce (17), 8. 08-Cannon McIntosh (2), 9. 8J-Jonathan Beason (10), 10. 4b-Harlan Hulsey (19), 11. 23-Hannah Adair (15), 12. 9u-Doug McCune (20), 13. 19-Pierce Urbanosky (23), 14. 27b-A.J. Burns (13), 15. 51-Emilio Hoover (22), 16. 82m-Steven Shebester (5), 17. 15d-Andrew Deal (16), 18. 8m-Kade Morton (9), 19. 7m-Chance Morton (8), 20. 721-Brendon Wiseley (14), 21. 5m-Alex DeCamp (12), 22. 24-Hunter Fischer (18), 23. 17e-Blake Edwards (21). DNS: 3e-Blake Battles.

BOSS Performance High Point Driver: Blake Hahn

 

 

Brubaker bests stout field for 410 Attica opener; Schlenk makes long tow pay off in late models; Clark gets birthday 305 win

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - Stuart Brubaker showed a stout field of 410 c.i. sprint cars even teams with very little funding can win. The Gibsonburg, Ohio driver took the lead on lap 11 of the 30-lap feature and powered to the victory on opening night at Attica Raceway Park Friday on Whiteford Kenworth, Construction Equipment & Supply, Merrill Lynch Night.

Brubaker, a former 305 c.i. sprint track champion at Attica and the track's 410 rookie of the year in 2012, got close to a win a few weeks ago at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio before settling for second. Friday at Attica he used a restart on lap 11, executing a perfect slider to take the lead and then picked his way through lapped traffic late for his sixth career Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprints Division win at "Ohio's Finest Racing" venue.

"I knew I had to get him on that restart. It was kind of follow the leader down in three and four. I found some stuff in the middle and I felt him tap me so I knew it was kind of close but I had to do what I had to do. I have to thank the guys that worked all winter...Ron, Josh, Gressman Powersports, Dave Story Equipment, KS Sales and Service, Pit Stop, Finish Line Fuels....if it wasn't for those guys we couldn't be here," Brubaker said.

"I slowed up a little when we got to lapped cars and I didn't hear anyone. I had a couple of opportunities in traffic I had to take but I didn't want to push the issue too much and tear up a new car," he added.

McClure, Ohio's Rusty Schlenk has committed to running for rookie of the year honors with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series but when their race in Illinois rained out Friday afternoon, the crew hurried to Attica to compete with the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and it paid off. In a thrilling battle throughout the 25 lap affair, Schlenk took the lead on lap 13 and held off Eric Spangler and Ryan Markham for his 24th career win at Attica, leading all drivers in the division.

"We definitely found out how fast the rig would go today. They cancelled at two o'clock and we left at 2:15 and we got here right around eight. I was nervous we weren't going to make the heat but we made it in time," said Schlenk, a two time and defending national UMP champion. "This CJ Rayburn car is awesome and I have to thank Buckeye Concrete Coatings, Tyler Bork for sticking behind me and giving me a great race car.

Schlenk, who picked up an open win a few weeks ago in Mississippi, nearly gave the race away a few times, jumping the cushion in turns three and four.

"There was a huge hole getting into three and I couldn't figure out how to get around it the first few laps of the race. When you're running three wide for the lead you're kind of stuck where you're at. I got pushed up high there and that's where I was stuck. I about lost it in front of the field. I got hit trying to avoid a spinning car and I think we have a bent right front spindle because the car didn't handle well after that. For everything that happened....it was a heck of a day...I'll take it," he added.

When Cody Bova struggled with a lapped car at the half way point of the 25 lap Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature, veteran Bobby Clark aboard his Fremont Fence, Kear's Speed Shop, B&L Plumbing, Shelluke's Bar, Nagy's Equipment, Miller Rigging, Big D's Pizza, Schiets Motorsports, Willey's Towing backed machine was there to pounce. Clark celebrated his 54th birthday, claiming his 22nd career 305 sprint victory at Attica, placing him third on the track's all-time division win list.

"I didn't have any brakes when I pulled in and the car wouldn't come out of gear so it took awhile to get over here," Clark said about getting to victory lane. "This is a heck of a birthday present. We struggled last year. This is a brand new car so things are looking up. I knew John Ivy would be coming on the bottom and that's probably part of the reason I burned my brakes off. I had to make sure I took it easy at the end."

Trey Jacobs and Broc Martin brought the field to green for the 30-lap Callies Performance Products A-main with Martin gaining the advantage. Fourth starter Brubaker took second on lap three while Jacobs battled with Travis Philo for third. Martin built a substantial lead until he encountered lapped traffic by lap eight allowing Brubaker to whittle away at the advantage.

Martin got hung up behind a lapped car on lap 10 and Brubaker was set to pounce when the feature's only caution flew for one of the infield tire barriers getting pushed into the racing groove. When the green reappeared Brubaker executed a perfect slider in turns three and four to grab the lead. Martin continued to hold second with Philo battling Cale Thomas, Jacobs and Cap Henry.

As Brubaker began to pull away and Martin comfortably in the runner-up slot, the race for third heated up between Philo and Henry. With nine laps remaining Brubaker caught the rear of the field and patiently didn't push the issue with the lapped cars. Meanwhile Henry finally got around Philo for third and began closing on Martin. The car on the move was eight time Attica track champion Byron Reed who had charged from his 17th starting spot to sixth.with eight laps remaining.

Brubaker picked his positions to get around the lapped cars and drove to the win over Martin, Henry, Jacobs and Reed.

Nate Potts and Travis Stemler paced the late model field to the green for their 25 lap feature but a multi-car crash involving Doug Drown, Ryan Missler and Matt Irey necessitated another start. Stemler would jump into the early lead with Brian Ruhlman locked in a tremendous battle with Eric Spangler and defending track champion Devin Shiels and Schlenk for second.

Spangler grabbed second on lap three with Schlenk driving from fifth to third on lap five. It then became an exciting three car battle for the the lead with Stemler, Spangler and Schlenk swapping positions all around the track. Drown would bring out the caution with seven laps scored with Stemler leading Spangler, Schlenk, Shiels, Ruhlman, Chad Finley and Ryan Markham.

On the ensuing restart Spangler drove under Stemler to grab the lead but Stemler and Schlenk didn't give up as the trio resumed their entertaining battle. Schlenk took second on lap 12 and grabbed the lead a circuit later. A few time Schlenk jumped the cushion in turns three and four and Spangler was ready to pounce. With nine laps to go Markham drove into third and closed on Spangler.

A caution for Potts on lap 19 was almost disastrous for Schlenk who narrowly missed clipping the stalled machine. Schlenk was able to pull away slightly on the restart with Spangler and Markham battling hard for second. Schlenk hit the cushion hard with five laps to go but a caution for Finley saved the lead for Schlenk. Schlenk held off Spangler and Markham the final five laps for the win with Shiels and Stemler rounding out the top five.

Cody Bova grabbed the lead from his pole position at the drop of the green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with third starting Clark in second and fifth starter Tyler Street in third. Matt Foos would spin after a lap was completed and on the ensuing restart Bryan Sebetto, Dustin Stroup and Joe Armbruster tangled. When the green flew once again Bova pulled away from Clark, Street, Jason Keckler and Matt Lucius.

With 11 laps scored Bova found heavy lapped traffic which allowed Clark and Street to close while 11th starter John Ivy had moved up to fourth. Bova got hung up with a lapped car at the half way point and Clark pounced into the lead as Bova pulled to the infield. Clark began picking off lapped cars with 10 laps to go with Street and Ivy closing while Kyle Capodice took fourth. Clark sliced his way through traffic and drove to the win as Ivy got around Street late to finish second while Capodice took third on the last lap. Street and 14th starter Steve Rando rounded out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Friday, April 20 as a rescheduled event from two weeks ago. Core & Main Night presented by Fisher Performance will also see the UMP late models and 305 sprints in action.

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Attica Raceway Park

Friday, April 13, 2018

[*] starting position

Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprints

Qualifying 1.5T-Travis Philo, 12.502; 2.23B-Chase Baker, 12.659; 3.23-DJ Foos, 12.659; 4.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.689; 5.16-Chris Andrews, 12.724; 6.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.744; 7.11N-DJ Netto, 12.757; 8.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.771; 9.17-Jared Horstman, 12.807; 10.97-Broc Martin, 12.816; 11.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.820; 12.83-Rob Chaney, 12.869; 13.83A-Adam Cruea, 12.869; 14.4-Cap Henry, 12.886; 15.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.891; 16.21-Dale Blaney, 12.917; 17.5M-Max Stambaugh, 12.929; 18.57-Gary Taylor, 12.966; 19.8M-TJ Michael, 13.000; 20.91-Cale Thomas, 13.013; 21.45-Trevor Baker, 13.020; 22.22-Ryan Broughton, 13.027; 23.5R-Byron Reed, 13.033; 24.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.040; 25.45L-Brian Lay, 13.044; 26.A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.049; 27.5B-Chade Blonde, 13.057; 28.1-Nate Dussel, 13.091; 29.09-Craig Mintz, 13.122; 30.28-Phil Gressman, 13.153; 31.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.170; 32.71H-Ryan Ruhl, 13.187; 33.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.290; 34.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.297; 35.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.459; 36.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.498; 37.5QB-Quentin Blonde, 13.507; 38.2+-Brian Smith, 13.518; 39.10S-Jay Steinebach, 13.548; 40.39-Tom Harris, 13.592; 41.7DK-Dylan Kingan, 13.620; 42.7X-Dylan Kingan, 13.620; 43.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.641; 44.27B-Boston Mead, 13.902; 45.21N-Frankie Nervo, 19.764;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 21-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 3. 11N-DJ Netto[4] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 7. 83A-Adam Cruea[8] ; 8. 23B-Chase Baker[9] ; 9. 10S-Jay Steinebach[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 57-Gary Taylor[1] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 7. 5B-Chade Blonde[6] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[8] ; 9. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 3. 83-Rob Chaney[2] ; 4. 17-Jared Horstman[4] ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[8] ; 6. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[9] ; 7. 22-Ryan Broughton[1] ; 8. A79-Brandon Wimmer[6] ; 9. 09-Craig Mintz[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 4-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[5] ; 6. 7J-Joe Swanson[8] ; 7. 71H-Ryan Ruhl[6] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 9. 27B-Boston Mead[9]

Heat 5, Group E - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 91-Cale Thomas[3] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 4. 28-Phil Gressman[5] ; 5. 39-Tom Harris[6] ; 6. 7DK-Dylan Kingan[7] ; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 28-Phil Gressman[3] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[14] ; 5. A79-Brandon Wimmer[12] ; 6. 71H-Ryan Ruhl[10] ; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[15] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[5] ; 10. 23B-Chase Baker[11] ; 11. 17-Jared Horstman[2] ; 12. 5B-Chade Blonde[9] ; 13. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[7] ; 14. 7DK-Dylan Kingan[8] ; 15. 10S-Jay Steinebach[13]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 7-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 3. 9-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[4] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 6. 39-Tom Harris[5] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[11] ; 8. 27B-Boston Mead[14] ; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson[7] ; 10. 83A-Adam Cruea[8] ; 11. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[13] ; 12. 21N-Frankie Nervo[10] ; 13. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 14. 22-Ryan Broughton[9]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 3. 4-Cap Henry[12] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[17] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 7. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[18] ; 9. 91-Cale Thomas[7] ; 10. 21-Dale Blaney[10] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 12. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 13. 9-Jordan Ryan[21] ; 14. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16] ; 15. 5M-Max Stambaugh[15] ; 16. 11N-DJ Netto[13] ; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron[11] ; 18. 09-Craig Mintz[22] ; 19. 83-Rob Chaney[14] ; 20. 28-Phil Gressman[20] ; 21. 8J-Jess Stiger[23] ; 22. 7-Shawn Valenti[19] ; 23. 57-Gary Taylor[8]

Hard Charger: 5R-Byron Reed +12

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 20B-Cody Bova[2] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 29-Bryan Sebetto[8] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 9. 18R-Duffy Rubel[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 88N-Frank Neill[3] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[9] ; 3. 21-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 4. 73-Joe Armbruster[2] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 7. 25H-Mitch Harble[1] ; 8. 66D-Chase Dunham[6] ; 9. Z10-Kevin Mingus[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 6. 2F-Matt Foos[8] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[9] ; 9. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Sr.[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 29-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 4. 25H-Mitch Harble[5] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[4] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[9] ; 7. 66D-Chase Dunham[8] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Sr.[12] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 10. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 11. 18R-Duffy Rubel[10] ; 12. Z10-Kevin Mingus[11]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[11] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[14] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[13] ; 7. 21-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 9. 1W-Paul Weaver[18] ; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[2] ; 12. 97-Kyle Peters[10] ; 13. 11G-Luke Griffith[15] ; 14. 88N-Frank Neill[9] ; 15. 25H-Mitch Harble[19] ; 16. 09-Justin Adams[20] ; 17. 20B-Cody Bova[1] ; 18. 2F-Matt Foos[17] ; 19. 73-Joe Armbruster[6] ; 20. 29-Bryan Sebetto[16]

Hard Charger: 77I-John Ivy +9

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[5] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[4] ; 3. 30-Nate Potts[1] ; 4. 06-Jake Rendel[6] ; 5. 28-Kent Brewer[2] ; 6. 69-John Mayes Jr.[7] ; 7. 006-Jarrett Rendel[3] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[8] ; 9. X33-Josh Robertson[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 2S-Travis Stemler[5] ; 2. M14-Brandon Thirlby[7] ; 3. 240-Doug Drown[9] ; 4. 11-Rachel Carpenter[1] ; 5. 77-Steve Kester[4] ; 6. 44-Matt Shipley[3] ; 7. 69W-Jeff Warnick[8] ; 8. 16-Steve Sabo[2] ; 9. 69R-Doug Baird[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 2. 49-Brian Ruhlman[2] ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[8] ; 4. 42-Chad Finley[6] ; 5. 71-Dave Hornikel[7] ; 6. 4S-Doug Eck[9] ; 7. RH21-Gregg Haskell[1] ; 8. X3-Dan Wallace[5] ; 9. P3-Jeff Robertson[4]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[4] ; 3. 27-Eric Spangler[5] ; 4. 185-DJ Miller[3] ; 5. 1N-Casey Noonan[8] ; 6. 42*-Bob Mayer[6] ; 7. 17-Jeff Gies[1] ; 8. 25-Chuck Hummer[7]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 71-Dave Hornikel[2] ; 2. 4S-Doug Eck[4] ; 3. 69-John Mayes Jr.[3] ; 4. RH21-Gregg Haskell[6] ; 5. 28-Kent Brewer[1] ; 6. X3-Dan Wallace[8] ; 7. 006-Jarrett Rendel[5] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 9. P3-Jeff Robertson[10] ; 10. X33-Josh Robertson[9]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 1N-Casey Noonan[2] ; 2. 77-Steve Kester[1] ; 3. 44-Matt Shipley[3] ; 4. 69W-Jeff Warnick[5] ; 5. 69R-Doug Baird[9] ; 6. 17-Jeff Gies[6] ; 7. 42*-Bob Mayer[4] ; 8. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 9. 25-Chuck Hummer[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[11] ; 2. 27-Eric Spangler[4] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[8] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[6] ; 5. 2S-Travis Stemler[2] ; 6. 71-Dave Hornikel[17] ; 7. 50Y-Ryan Missler[9] ; 8. 15B-Mike Bores[10] ; 9. 49-Brian Ruhlman[7] ; 10. 77-Steve Kester[20] ; 11. 1N-Casey Noonan[18] ; 12. 06-Jake Rendel[13] ; 13. 4S-Doug Eck[19] ; 14. 185-DJ Miller[16] ; 15. 42-Chad Finley[15] ; 16. 30-Nate Potts[1] ; 17. M14-Brandon Thirlby[12] ; 18. 240-Doug Drown[3] ; 19. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 20. 11-Rachel Carpenter[14]

Hard Charger: 71-Dave Hornikel +11

 

 

First Midget Triumph Highlights Perfect Night for Tommy Kunsman Bethlehem, PA Driver Goes Six-for-Six at Linda’s on Friday, 4/6

By Barry Angstadt

Jonestown, PA - In 2017, Tommy Kunsman captured three point titles at Linda’s Speedway. On Friday night, in the track’s season opening Groundbreaker event, Kunsman continued to ride that giant wave of momentum by winning all three features in the classes that he entered, including his first USAC Eastern Midget A-Main. “I didn’t even want to run all three classes tonight, since it was the first race of the year,” said an elated but exhausted Kunsman after his third victory of the evening. “But my dad said that he spent all winter getting the three cars ready, and he wanted to see all of them race. And now I am glad we ran all three classes; it’s still hard to believe that I won three features in one night!” His victories occurred in the wingless 600 and winged 270 Micro Sprint divisions, along with (perhaps the one that meant the most to Kunsman on this night) the 25-lap triumph in the USAC Eastern Midget main. “We’ve been good in the Midget, but not great, so I am really surprised we were able to win that race. But the car was on a rail, and my experience here in other divisions is a big help - I know where to put the car on this track.” While Kunsman started on the pole in the Midget feature, it was far from a “gimme” for the wheel-twister from Bethlehem, Pa. Last year’s series champion, Ryan Greth, lined up next to him on the front row. Kunsman blasted into the lead as the green waved with Greth in hot pursuit and impressive teen Andrew Layser running third, just ahead of last season’s Rookie of the Year, Kenny Miller III. The yellow flag appeared with eight trips complete for a Mike Myers spin in turn four. On the restart, Kunsman darted away from Greth and Layser began to apply pressure on the defending champ for the runner-up spot. Charging off the fourth turn to complete lap ten, Layser ducked under Greth and snared second place. Disaster struck Greth at the halfway mark, as a blown tire and broken shock ended his night and brought out the caution flag once again. Just two circuits later, Layser pulled a big-time wheelie on the backstretch, then slowed dramatically before pulling off the racing surface as Miller flew past him and into second. Kunsman cruised all alone out front over the final ten revolutions to pick up his first Midget win. Miller finished a career-best second, with Shawn Jackson, Daniel Robinson, and newcomer Lee Nardelli rounding out the top five. Myers finished sixth. Kunsman also won his heat race (he won his 270 and 600 heats, too, making him a perfect six-for-six between heats and features on Friday). Greth won the other heat race for the Midgets. The next event for the USAC Eastern Midgets will be at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 21. RESULTS: USAC Eastern Midget Feature, 25 laps: 1.Tommy Kunsman, 2.Kenny Miller III, 3.Shawn Jackson, 4.Daniel Robinson, 5.Lee Nardelli, 6.Mike Myers, 7.Andrew Layser, 8.Ryan Greth. DNS: Adam Pierson.

 

 

Sanders Sensational In Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo Opener

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- Friday night in Watsonville, CA it was a familiar face in victory lane during Ocean Speedway’s season opening event as Justin Sanders bested a deep field of 27 cars to capture the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo feature event.

By way of the Dash finish it was Sanders and Shane Golobic leading the field to green for the first 30-lap bout of the seaso. When the green flag was displayed, it was Sanders getting the jump on the lightning fast surface before the caution flag was needed with one lap complete.

Back under green, Sanders continued to lead the way over a hungry pack of drivers that included Shane Golobic, Carson Macedo, Koen Shaw, and Cole Macedo.

Sanders looked impressive out front but the green flag run would be short lived as Kyler Shaw would get upside down in turns three and four. He would escape the wreckage okay.

The next green flag run would be an extended one as the leaders would reach the back of the pack and find themselves in dense lapped traffic.

With Carson Macedo able to get by Shane Golobic for the second position, Macedo would then poke the Myatt No. 7m machine under Sanders as he looked for the top spot, but Sanders would muscle away as he quickly found a rhythym in traffic.

Carving through lapped traffic with extreme precision, Sanders would leave the field in his wake as the best race on the track would be for the second position.

Behind the leader, Carson Macedo, Shane Golobic, and DJ Netto would battle for the runner up position as they also had to navigate slower cars as well as eachtoher with Golobic getting the position.

A caution late in the race would set up a four-lap dash to the end. With Kyle Offill getting upside down on the first attempted restart, the second would go off with no issues and Sanders would get a nice jump, though Shane Golobic would hang close.

Just as the fans have seen so many times, Sanders and Golobic would battle hard for the race win, but on this night Justin Sanders would hang to to grab the victory as Shane Golboic, Carson Macedo, DJ Netto, and Cole Macedo rounded out the Top-Five

A total of 27 cars checked into Ocean Speedway for the highly anticipated season opening event and it was Shane Golobic earning quick time honrs with a lap of 11.344 seconds.

Heat race wins would go to Kurt Nelson, Koen Shaw, and Cole Macedo, as Justin Sanders picke dup the Dash win.

Jeremy Chisum won the ‘B’ Main.

DJ Netto earned Hard Charger honors by gaining six psoitons in the feature, and Gary Nelson, Jr would take home the Beer Optics Hard Luck award after being an innocent bystander in an opening lap wreck.

2018 Winners- Justin Sanders (March 30th)

ON TAP- The Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo will be back in action on April 6th at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

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Tanner, Redmond, James, Langan, And Corley Win At 2018 CGS Opener

By Ben Deatherage

 Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway would officially begin the 2018 racing season on Saturday, March 31st. Five classes would fill the pit area including Late Models, the Todd’s Auto Body Sprints, Mohawk Metals IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and the Quality RV Repair Hornets. During the intermission several hundred young fans partook in an Easter Egg Hunt in the infield.

The Late Model feature would see Chuck Christian dominate for so much of the race. Christian, out of Eugene, got the lead on lap two, from Cottage Grove’s Justin Ryker, and set sail after that. The event would go caution free and Christian had built up an impressive lead, but he would get bottled up by lapped traffic in the late stages.

Joey Tanner, of Portland, would track Chuck Christian down and make the pass for the coveted position on lap twenty-five. Tanner, in a brand-new race car, would stay out in front for the remainder of the distance to win his first race of the season.

Chuck Christian was a respectable second followed by third finishing Kye Frick, from Sweet Home. Fourth went to Coos Bay’s Preston Luckman and Metolius native Brad Short was fifth. Lebanon’s Casey Vitale was fast time of the night, Bend veteran Darren Coffell won the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash, while heat race winners were Joey Tanner and Luckman.

In the Todd’s Auto Body Sprints Ricky Ashley was the dominate force early. The Thurston pilot grabbed the initial lead but felt pressure from Roseburg’s Orion Redmond for some time. In fact, Ashley would be passed twice only for a stoppage to occur, but the lead was given back to him after reverting back to the last completed lap.

Orion Redmond would finally complete the decisive move on lap twelve to get to the front. The rest of the distance would have no incidents and Redmond would park it on the front stretch with the win.

Shane Forte, of Junction City, would rally to end the night second with Ricky Ashley ending his evening in third. The balance of the top five would feature Jacksonville youngster Tanner Holmes, in fourth, and Cottage Grove’s Kinzer Cox, in fifth. Harrisburg driver Tyler Thompson was quickest in qualifying, Eugene’s Raquel Ivie won the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash, while heat race victors were Ashley, Orion Redmond, and Forte.

In Mohawk Metal IMCA Modified action Craig Hanson was quick out of the gate. The Albany veteran obtained first place on lap one and would retain it until lap four when Corbett’s Collen Winebarger got past him. Winebarger would remain out in front for some time before he bicycled in turn one and two allowing Bricen James to pass him via the inside line.

James, out Albany, would keep hold of first place but would have to master restarts due to several cautions. James kept all challengers in check and went on to collect the checkered flag. It was an emotional triumph because six months ago he nearly had a career ending injury in a Sprint Car last September.

John Campos, of Keizer, got second, followed by Albany’s Dustin Cady in third. Collen Winebarger wound up fourth over fifth finishing Aaron Sheelar, from Springfield. Bricen James was fast time of the night, Winebarger won the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash, heat race winners were Winebarger, Campos, Cady, and James while Eugene’s Tony Bloom finished first in the consolation feature.

Street Stocks would have some incredible racing in their main event. Eugene’s Hunter Bloom was at the point for the first four laps. Kyle Yeack, of Lebanon, worked his way forward and passed Bloom at the completion of the fifth circuit. Unfortunately, Yeack would lose the lead on lap thirteen to Jasper native Andrew Langan. Langan was in front the rest of the distance to open up his winning account.

Kevin Roberts was the runner-up while Kyle Yeack finished third. Ray Bloom, of Cottage Grove, was an impressive fourth and Jody Tanner, out of Portland, rounded up the top five. Yeack was fast time, won the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash, and won a heat race while Andrew Langan won the other.

Last but not least were the Quality RV Repair Hornets. Cottage Grove’s Robert Fetter cruised out in front for the first three laps. Graig Osborne would make it around Fetter on lap four but Osborne would hold on to the top spot for a few laps himself. Josh Corley, hailing from Westfir, got by Osborne on lap nine and would remain there the rest of the way. Corley would dominate in the remaining laps to win the first Hornet race of 2018.

Graig Osborne crossed the wire in second ahead of Eric Ashley, of Jasper, in the Randy Kuhl owned entry. K.C. Scott, from Springfield, was fourth and Eugene’s Brad Moffett got fifth. Eric Ashley was quickest in qualifications, Dexter native Mike Swaim won the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash, while heats were won by Ashley, Moffett, and Scott.

Cottage Grove Speedway is back in action on April 7th for Shop Local-Business Night. Classes on the card include Late Models, the Todd’s Auto Body Sprints, Mohawk Metals IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, and Street Stocks. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

Race Results: Easter At The Races Saturday, March 31st, 2018 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

Late Models A Feature: 1. 111-Joey Tanner, ; 2. 422-Chuck Christian, ; 3. 08-Kye Frick, ; 4. 77-Preston Luckman, ; 5. 21-Brad Short, ; 6. 8-Lynn McDonald, ; 7. 9-Justin Ryker, ; 8. 13B-Randy Barley, ; 9. 87-Jeremy Short, ; 10. 48-Jerry Philips, ; 11. 24-Andrew Short, ; 12. 46-Darren Coffell, ; 13. 3V-Casey Vitale, ; 14. 15R-Ryan Ronning, ; 15. 78-Ed Peters, ; 16. 74-Dan Dieble,

Todd’s Auto Body Sprints A Feature: 1. 12O-Orion Redmond, ; 2. 26F-Shane Forte, ; 3. 85-Ricky Ashley, ; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 5. 1K-Kinzer Cox, ; 6. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; 7. 17-Colby Carter, ; 8. 25S-Camden Robustelli, ; 9. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 10. 12-Steven Snawder, ; 11. 4J-Allison Journey, ; 12. 10K-Don Waddell, ; 13. 3B-Ian Bandey, ; 14. 0-Ashleigh Johnson, ; 15. 39-Justin Walker, ; 16. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 17. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh, ; 18. 71-Hedge Carter, ; (DNS) 66-Tyrell Mead,

Mohawk Metals IMCA Modifieds A Feature: 1. 13-Bricen James, ; 2. 36-John Campos, ; 3. 7-Dustin Cady, ; 4. S-Collen Winebarger, ; 5. 45-Aaron Sheelar, ; 6. 73-Tyler Smith, ; 7. 68-Jesse Bailey, ; 8. 11-Steven Sturdevant, ; 9. 5M-Jake Mayden, ; 10. W7-Kevin Williamson, ; 11. 33C-Craig Hanson, ; 12. 48-Aaron Elwess, ; 13. 44-Nick Bessette, ; 14. 33-Paul Rea, ; 15. 01-Dylan Hallberg, ; 16. 85-Eric Ashley, ; 17. 6M-Justin Cady, ; 18. 2G-James Welshonse, ; 19. 33E-Bob Bloom, ; 20. 33E2-Tony Bloom,

B Feature: 1. 33E2-Tony Bloom, ; 2. 85-Eric Ashley, ; 3. 01-Dylan Hallberg, ; 4. 33-Paul Rea, ; 5. V13-Grey Ferrando, ; 6. 34-Mark Gaylord, ; 7. 51-Roy Kirk Jr., ; (DNS) T85-Evan Britton, ; (DNS) 89-Albert Gill, ; (DNS) 22A-Justin Austin

Street Stocks A Feature: 1. 74-Andrew Langan, ; 2. 88-Kevin Roberts, ; 3. 47-Kyle Yeack, ; 4. 33E3-Ray Bloom, ; 5. 36-Jody Tanner, ; 6. 33E-Hunter Bloom, ; 7. K2-Kyndal Irvine, ; 8. 11C-Richard Clink, ; 9. 4-Justin Tracy, ; 10. 71-RC levin, ; 11. 42-Wayne Clink, ; 12. R31-Michael Hollingsworth, ; (DNS) 11X-Don Schott, ; (DNS) 19W-Skyler Winebarger

Hornets A Feature: 1. 7C-Josh Corley, ; 2. 07-Graig Osborne, ; 3. 84-Eric Ashley, ; 4. 30-K.C. Scott, ; 5. 65-Brad Moffitt, ; 6. 32F-Robert Fetter, ; 7. 11-Joe Maricle, ; 8. 48-Mike Swaim, ; 9. 7-Gavin Ropchan, ; 10. 14-Matt Ferguson, ; 11. 29-Scott Britton, ; 12. 13XXX-Don Briggs, ; 13. 713-Don Briggs Jr., ; 14. 007-Jason Stoutenburgh, ; 15. 3-Max Sanford, ; 16. 79-Brandon Norton, ; 17. 75-William Beggs, ; 18. 4AG-Joey Elwess, ; 19. 13-Travis Hillsman, ; 20. 37-Burnie Bryant,

 

 

POWRi Elite Sprint Series @ 281 Speedway by C&S Promotions, 3/31/18

By JM Hallas

Stephenville, TX.,(March 31st, 2018)

Sprint car racing on a full moon, what could go wrong.

Saturday night 281 Speedway featured the POWERi Elite Spring Series on the ¼ mile, semi-banked, dirt track just north of town. The Elite Sprint Series, part of the Racesaver 305 group, now under the banner of the POWRi Racing Series run non-wing shows throughout Texas. Tonight was the first of three scheduled visits for series at 281 Speedway.

The track also features the IMCA Modifieds, Southern Sport Mods, Stock Car and Sport Compacts, plus the Street and Factory Stocks on a regular night. Tonight also included a pre-holiday visit from the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunt for all the children prior to the racing events.

On April 21st 281 Speedway goes nationwide as film crews from the “World's Greatest” TV show set up to produce a segment for their show featuring the track, it's drivers and fans. “World's Greatest,” produced by How 2 Media, has been filming for 12 years highlighting people, places and companies in positive ways. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the track to be exposed all over the country. The episode is scheduled to air on the ION network about 3 months after filming is complete.

White Wins by a Wisker

Veteran Paul White(Temple) was able to hold off Quinton Benson to take the POWERi Elite Sprint Car main event win, but it wasn't easy. White who jumped into the early lead was trailed by polesitter, Michelle Melton and Benson. Benson was able to get second just before halfway and got a caution to close on White for the restart.

Once back to green Benson began looking low on White for the lead. White eventually slipped up off turn 4 and Benson got by, but a caution erased the pass. From then on White hugged the infield tires like a baby with its blanket and was able to hold off one last charge, after a red flag, for the victory.

As the 22-car Elite Sprint Car main took the green it was White beating Melton to turn 1. Melton fell in line second with Benson, Kyle Jones and Johnny Miller in tow. As the top three inched away from the field, Chase Parsons trying to make progress on the high side. By lap 8 the lead trio were into traffic with Benson pressuring Melton.

At the crossed flags it was White, Benson taking second, Melton, J. Miller and Craig Carroll in the top five. J. Miller would bring out a yellow with a spin in turn 1. On green Benson Benson took a peek low while Carroll got third from Melton. Benson was back the tail tank of White and on lap 13 White went high off turn 4 and Benson jumped on the opening.

A spin in turn 4 brought out the yellow and put White back out front. On the restart White held the bottom with Benson giving the middle a look and K. Jones getting third from Melton. Another quick yellow for a spin this time in turn 3 reset the field. As green waved again Melton spun in turn 1 getting clipped by Kenny Elwood and Blake Edwards, who did a 'Tommy tip-over' onto his side for a red flag.

Now with a green, white, checker finish Benson had one last shot at White. White got a couple cars lengths on green, but Benson quickly closed the gap. On the last lap Benson tried going high but was unable to make it work as White was first to the checkers.

POWERi Elite Sprint Series

1 Paul White, 15b Quinton Benson, 24c Craig Carroll, 04 Kyle Jones, 5r John Ricketts, 34 RJ Miller, 24h Ty Hulsey, 24 Ben Silliker, 6 Christian Moore, 82 Josh Hanna, 52 JD Fry, 57 Chase Parsons, 11 Jake Bland, 30 Davis Jones, 21 Michelle Melton, 55 Kenny Elwood, 54 David Sherry, 36e Blake Edwards, 64j Johnny Miller, 07j Chris Clark, 75 Sam Stockon, 24d Dennis Smith

ESS heats

Heat 1; 21 Michelle Melton, 24c Craig Carroll, 64j Johnny Miller,24 Ben Silliker, 57 Chase Parsons, 36e Blake Edwards, 11 Jake Bland, 54 David Sherry

Heat 2; 04 Kyle Jones, 24h Ty Hulsey, 34 RJ Miller, 24d Dennis Smith, 07j Chris Clark, 30 David Jones, 5r John Ricketts---dns

Heat 3; 15b Quinton Benson, 55 Kenny Elwood, 1 Paul White, 6 Christian Moore, 52 JD Fry, 82 Josh Hanna, 75 Sam Stockon

 

 

Hahn Claims Biggest Victory of Career and $13,000 Richer!

Park City, Kansas - March 31, 2018 – It’s been the series was founded back in 1971, the last name “Hahn” was synonymous with super modified racing back in the Kansas/Oklahoma area as one of those drivers who was the man to beat. Now, nearly 38 years after his grandfather’s last series victory, a Hahn has once again found victory lane as third-generation driver Blake Hahn claimed the eighth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” and the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products Saturday night at 81 Speedway.

By virtue of earning the most finishing and passing points in his heat race, Hahn started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature with Johnny Herrera alongside. Hahn would quickly take the lead as the green flag fell with Herrera, Wayne Johnson, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Brandon Hanks ns the top five after the first lap was complete.

Strong, northerly winds throughout the day kept the drivers running the bottom of the three-eighths mile oval and Hahn hit his mark each time to perfection. Even approaching a slower car with nine laps to go couldn’t slow his pace during the green to checkered feature.

In the end Hahn, aboard the Emmett and Fuzzy Hahn owned, Wesmar powered JR-1 Chassis sponsored by Griffith Truck and Equipment/CSR Garage/Smiley’s Racing Products/Parker Lee Project claimed the biggest payday in series history – to a tune of $13,000 and “PCC/ACS” and the familiar #52 back to victory lane. Just as his grandfather, Emmett, achieved with the series back in the 70’s.

Herrera settled for second while Hafertepe came home third. Hanks came home in the fourth position while Sammy Swindell rounded out the top five.

The five, ten lap heat races for the forty-eight-car field were won by Herrera, Swindell, three-time and defending series champion Jeremy Campbell, Hahn and Seth Bergman.

The two, twelve-lap “B” features were won by Terry McCarl and Brian Brown.

Officials with 81 Speedway and NCRA would like to thank Reel Medicine Insurance, Alternative Pest Management and Auto Craft for their added sponsorship on championship Saturday night.

The ninth annual “PCC/ACS” will once again be held the last weekend in March of 2019.

Next event for the NCRA 360-ci sprint car division will be on Saturday night, April 28, as the tour makes their inaugural appearance at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma in a co-sanctioned event with the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits.

NCRA Sprints

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

March 31, 2018

48 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Johnny Herrera, 2) Dylan Peterson, 3) Harli White, 4) Tim Crawley, 5) Cody Ledger, 6) Jamie Ball, 7) Jake Greider, 8) Wyatt Burks, 9) Ryan Roberts, 10) Brendan Mullins

2nd Heat: 1) Sammy Swindell, 2) Jack Dover, 3) Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 4) Terry McCarl, 5) Daryn Pittman, 6) Kyle Bellm, 7) J.D. Johnson, 8) Wade Nygaard, 9) Shayle Bade, 10) Don Droud, Jr.

3rd Heat: 1) Jeremy Campbell, 2) Tucker Klaasmeyer, 3) Danny Jennings, 4) Matt Covington, 5) Ryan Bickett, 6) Roger Crockett, 7) Jeff Stasa, 8) J.R. Topper, 9) Jamie Ball, 10) Bailey Elliott

4th Heat: 1) Blake Hahn, 2) Bill Balog, 3) Brian Brown, 4) Brandon Hanks, 5) Paul Nienhiser, 6) Carson McCarl, 7) Ray Seeman, 8) C.J. Hulsey, 9) Brant O’Banion

5th Heat: 1) Seth Bergman, 2) Wayne Johnson, 3) Kaden Taylor, 4) Tony Bruce, Jr., 5) Jason Martin, 6) Jake Bubak, 7) Mason Daniel, 8) Lee Grosz, 9) Randy Woodside

1st B feature: 1) Terry McCarl, 2) Matt Covington, 3) Jamie Ball, 4) Paul Nienhiser, 5) Jake Bubak, 6) Carson McCarl, 7) J.D. Johnson, 8) Wyatt Burks, 9) Wade Nygaard, 10) Ryan Roberts, 11) Mason Daniel, 12) Brant O’Banion, 13) Ryan Bickett, 14) Harli White, 15) Bailey Elliott, 16) Randy Woodside

2nd B Feature: 1) Brian Brown, 2) Jason Martin, 3) Kyle Bellm, 4) Jeff Stasa, 5) Cody Ledger, 6) Ray Seeman, 7) Shayle Bade, 8) C.J. Hulsey, 9) Jett Carney, 10) Brendon Mullen, 11) Don Droud, Jr., 12) Jake Greider, 13) J.R. Topper, 14) Roger Crockett, 15) Kaden Taylor, 16) Lee Grosz

A Feature: 1) Blake Hahn, 2) Johnny Herrera, 3) Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 4) Brandon Hanks, 5) Sammy Swindell, 6) Tony Bruce, Jr., 7) Wayne Johnson, 8) Seth Bergman, 9) Daryn Pittman, 10) Tucker Klaasmeyer, 11) Terry McCarl, 12) Jack Dover, 13) Dylan Peterson, 14) Jeremy Campbell, 15) Paul Nienhiser, 16) Danny Jennings, 17) Jason Martin, 18) Jeff Stasa, 19) Jamie Ball, 20) Tim Crawley, 21) Brian Brown, 22) Matt Covington, 23) Bill Balog, 24) Kyle Bellm

 

 

Sellers Claims First Career Sprint Series of Oklahoma Victory!


Enid, Oklahoma - March 31, 2018 - In only his third appearance behind the wheel, Shane Sellers took the lead early and never looked back to claim the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver presented by Smiley’s Racing Products /Hoosier Racing Tires Southwest sprint car victory Saturday night at Enid Speedway in Enid, Oklahoma.

Gary Owens and Andy Shouse started on the front row for the twenty-lap feature with Owens taking the early lead over Shouse and fourth-starting Sellers. Sellers would dispose of Shouse for the runner-up position one lap later and on lap three, took over the top position from Owens.

Those two drivers ran one-two throughout the event with Sellers seemingly unchallenged until lap sixteen. That is when Owens would close the cap and began putting pressure on the Mustang driver and coming out of turn two, made his move to retake the lead on the last lap. Yet Sellers would not be denied and regained the advantage in turns three and four and would cross the finish line two-car-lengths over Owens to put the Pete Haskins owned #16s into victory lane in only his third start for the team.

Shouse would settled for third while eighth-starting Zach Blurton came home fourth. Travis Scott rounded out the top five.

2017 Nebraska State IMCA sprint car champion Tyler Drueke made the trip down from his Omaha, Nebraska home to make his first appearance in SSO competition a good one as he finished sixth from his ninth starting position.
Next up for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Racing Tires Southwest will be their first of three scheduled events at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma on Saturday night, April 14.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Enid Speedway/Enid, Oklahoma

March 31, 2018

20 Cars

Saldana Racing Products 1st Heat: 1) Josh Toho, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) Zach Blurton, 4) Shane Sellers, 5) Chris Kelly, 6) Loyd Clevenger, 7) Mike Scott.

Kiezer Wheels 2nd Heat: 1) Travis Scott, 2) Gary Owens, 3) Justin Mowry, 4) Tyler Drveke, 5) Jake Martens, 6) Brandon Jennings, 7) Joe Wood, Jr.

Pyrotech Fuel Cells 3rd Heat: 1) Tanner Conn, 2) Blake Scott, 3) Cody Whitworth, 4) Ty Williams, 5) Eric Mathews, 6) Cody Hays.

A Feature (20 Laps): 1) Shane Sellers, 2) Gary Owens, 3) Andy Shouse, 4) Zach Blurton, 5) Travis Scott, 6) Tyler Drveke, 7) Blake Scott, 8) Joe Wood, Jr., 9) Josh Toho, 10) Cody Whitworth, 11) Chris Kelly, 12) Eric Mathews, 13) Justin Mowry, 14) Cody Hays, 15) Ty Williams, 16) Loyd Clevenger, 17) Tanner Conn, 18) Brandon Jennings, DNS: Mike Scott, Jake Martens.

 

 

Mitchell Faccinto snags Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener in front of sold out Placerville Speedway crowd

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – March 31, 2018…Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto won twice last season with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards and opened 2018 in stellar fashion, claiming victory in front of a sellout crowd at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

Faccinto put together a near perfect night aboard the Western Metal Company/ TSG Recycling No. 37, after winning the BR Motorsports heat race, the Race Punk dash and earning the Metal Works fastest lap in the A-main. The victory was a career first in Placerville for Faccinto and awarded him $4500 thanks to extra money from Elk Grove Ford and Kyle Larson Racing. Adding in the contingency prizes it bumped that number up to a solid $4800 in winnings.

“It feels great to get our first win at Placerville Speedway tonight and even better to do it on opening night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour,” Faccinto said on the front stretch. “This place hasn’t always been our best, but my guys gave me an outstanding car tonight, so I can’t thank them enough. We had a really good year last season and hope this is a sign of things to come in 2018. We’ll use this momentum and hopefully do it again with SCCT in Stockton on April 14.”

The 35-lap feature began with Faccinto jumping into the lead ahead of fellow front row starter Michael “Buddy” Kofoid. A couple of cautions early on slowed the pace, but once lapped traffic came into play things became interesting. As Faccinto caught traffic it allowed Kofoid and Grass Valley’s Brad Sweet the opportunity to close in and make it a three-car fight for the lead. A caution on lap 21 brought the party to a stop however and gave the leaders an open track.

The remainder of the race saw Faccinto put together smooth and consistent laps and even despite catching traffic towards the end, was able to keep the field at bay and cross under the Ron Stahl checkered flag by 0.737 seconds in front of Kofoid. Faccinto also becomes the first driver to reach three career wins with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards.

Kofoid’s runner up finish capped off a solid night in the Van Dyke Motorsports/ Gary Silva Ranches No. 5H machine. The 16-year-old last season finished fifth in the tour standings, ironically one position behind Faccinto. The podium in the feature was rounded out by Sweet, who made a cameo appearance in the Rod Tiner Racing/ Shark Engines No. 83SA. The World of Outlaws regular battled defending SCCT champion Kyle Hirst for much of the race and was able to make the pass with a few laps remaining.

Hirst and Fremont’s Shane Golobic completed the top-five. The remainder of the top-10 was round out by San Jose’s Tim Kaeding, who earned the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award by carving way from 16th to sixth, Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Lemoore’s Carson Macedo, Roseville’s Willie Croft and Penngrove’s Chase Johnson.

A-main finish: 1. 37 Mitchell Faccinto, 2. 5H Michael Kofoid, 3. 83SA Brad Sweet, 4. 83JR Kyle Hirst, 5. 22 Shane Golobic, 6. 42X Tim Kaeding, 7. X1 Andy Forsberg, 8. 21 Carson Macedo, 9. 29 Willie Croft, 10. 5V Chase Johnson, 11. 33T Jimmy Trulli, 12. 56 Justin Sanders, 13. 88N DJ Netto, 14. 41 Gio Scelzi, 15. 75 Sean Becker, 16. 7C Tony Gualda Jr., 17. 97 Shane Hopkins, 18. 55 Cody Hodgson, 19. 57 Dustin Golobic, 20. 5C Colby Copeland, 21. P37 Matt Petersen, 22. 31C Justyn Cox, 23. 3C Tanner Thorson, 24. 47 Mason Moore

The Finley Farms B-main was captured by Cameron Park’s Shane Hopkins, while Lemoore’s Cole Macedo won the C-main. As noted Mitchell Faccinto claimed the Race Punk Dash and the BR Motorsports heat race. Brad Sweet scooped up victory in the Allstar Performance heat, with Tanner Thorson winning the A.R.T. Speed Equipment heat and Carson Macedo taking home the King Racing Products heat.

Shane Golobic opened the evening by setting the Quick Time Mortgage/ ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust fast time with a lap of 11.114 around the quarter-mile. It marked his fifth fast time with the tour in 11-starts.

The Placerville Speedway returns to action next Saturday April 7 with the opening Red Hawk Casino championship point race. Divisions set to hit the track for “First Responders Night” will include the Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods and Mini Trucks. More info can be found at www.placervillespeedway.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will return to competition on Saturday April 14 at the Stockton Dirt Track. The night of racing will honor National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jimmy Sills with the third annual Jimmy Sills Classic. More info can be found at www.stocktondirttrack.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Pit Stop USA, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, D&D Roofing, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Garner Heat Treat Inc., Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Light Up the World Beverages, Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Quick Time Mortgage, Race Punk, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Team Ford of Woodland, Walker Performance Filtration.

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

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

 

 

Veal Crowned Easter Trail Champion as McCullagh Wins Final Night

With more than 50 cars signing in for the final night of the Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail as presented by Cassign tonight’s racing at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool with challenging track conditions greeting the hugely talented field.

The final 30-lap feature of the 2018 Easter Trail saw controversy abound as the race leader John Vogels and second placed Corey McCullagh came together in sight of the checkered flag.

To some what then looked like a win to Luke Walker, resulted in the yellow flag coming out and a green-white-checker finish required, with Vogels sent to the rear and McCullagh inheriting the race lead.

What followed was even more drama as Domain Ramsay tagged the front straight wall and endured a wild ride that all but destroyed the once pristine V2. A re-run of the green-white-checker didn’t fare much better when the ever-hard charging Rusty Hickman also upended his V40 entry on the exit of turn four.

Thankfully at the third attempt, despite yet more near misses the checkered flag eventually flew for Corey McCullagh who capped off an amazing 2017-18 season at Premier Speedway enroute to the $5,000.00 pay day.

Chasing McCullagh to the line was the unlucky Luke Walker (V67) with Jack Lee (V25) returning to form with an Easter Trail podium finish in third.

During the night there were ten heats contested with wins going the way of Domain Ramsay (V2), Jamie Veal (V35), Corey McCullagh (V90), Glen Sutherland (S20), John Vogels (V70), Jake Tranter (S45), Jake Smith (V72), Bobby Daly (V8), Jordyn Charge (V60) and Jock Goodyer (T22).

The C-Main was next on the program and the four drivers to progress to the tail of the B-Main were the impressive Jake Smith (V72), David Murcott (V88), Ryan Davis (V95) and Kristy Ellis (V12).

The 20 lap B-Main saw a further four drivers extend their Easter Trail by another 30 racing laps. They were: Rusty Hickman (V40), Jessie Attard (N53), Grant Anderson (V37) and Jye O’Keeffe (V42)

The 30-lap A-Main was stacked with high end talent, as evidenced by the race long battles that ensured, despite the fast, hooked up conditions.

The final finishing order for the A-Main was: 1st: V90 Corey McCullagh, 2ND: V67 Luke Walker, 3RD: V25 Jack Lee, 4TH: S63 Ryan Jones, 5TH: VA88 Grant Stansfield; 6th: T22 Jock Goodyer, 7th: V70 John Vogels, 8th: V35 Jamie Veal; 9th V42 Jye O’Keeffe, 10th: V17 Dennis Jones; 11th: V45 Mike Van Bremen; 12th: V40 Rusty Hickman; 13th: V2 Domain Ramsay; 14th: V52 Darren Mollenoyux; 15th: N53 Jessie Attard, 16th S20 Glen Sutherland; 17th S19 Bradley Keller and 18th V37 Grant Anderson.

The top ten in overall points for the 2018 Easter Sprintcar Trail was as follows:

1. V35 Jamie Veal (615 points)
2. V42 Jye O’Keeffe (545 points)
3. V90 Corey McCullagh (535 points)
4. V17 Dennis Jones (520 points)
5. V37 Grant Anderson (515 points)
6. W17 James McFadden (440 points)
7. V67 Luke Walker (420 points)
8. V52 Darren Mollenoyux (365 points)
9. V70 John Vogels (355 points)
10. S19 Bradley Keller (350 points).

The Parr Motorsports Sprintcar Track Premiership was also decided for the 2017-18 season. Jamie Veal did enough to keep Darren Mollenoyux at bay eventually saluting by just 20 points. Throughout the course of the night McCullagh was able to leap frog up and coming star Peter Doukas for third place while Glen Sutherland rounded out the top five.

A good field of Super Rods were also in attendance for their annual Super Rod Cup.

The heat race wins went the way of Victorian Champion Andrew Howard, Howard Stansfield, Darryl Nelson and Michael Coad.

The final went the way of David Cook in a very popular result in his return to the Super Rod ranks, ahead of Ewan McKenzie who capped off a strong weekend results wise with Quentin Tanner again impressing in third.

They were followed home by Andrew Howard (4th), Troy Gleeson (5th), Howard Stansfield (6th), Neville Gange (7th), Adrian Rieck (8th), Darryl Nelson (9th), Peter Gale (10th), Amy Duynhoven (11th), David Duynhoven (12th), George Woolstencroft (13th) and Michael Coad 14th).

The next race meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Saturday April 14, 2018 and will feature the Victorian Title for 360 Sprintcars, as well as a Super Sedan Feature that so far has attracted a stout line-up of cars along with the final round of the Victorian Modified Production Association Series.

All race fans are reminded that tickets for this event are available only on a walk-up basis, with a family of two adults and two children being admitted for just $30.00.

Single Adult admission will be $15.00.

More information is available at www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Jake Blackhurst Wins First Sprint Invaders Feature in Series Opener at 34!

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, March 31, 2018 – Jake Blackhurst fended off several charges by his rivals to lead all 25 laps and claim his first ever Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders feature event Saturday at 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa. The Hanna City, Illinois driver took the win over the 23-car field on a chilly night.

Blackhurst started on the pole and led early over three-time and defending series champion, Jon Agan and 2008 titlist, John Schulz. The leaders entered lapped traffic on the sixth circuit. Sawyer Phillips had worked himself into the top five before getting over the turn two berm on the dry-slick surface and spinning. The restart saw Blackhurst leading Agan, Schulz, Chris Martin and Cody Wehrle.

Agan made a pass for the lead after the restart, but the move was negated when Oregon transplant, Wayne Kniffen slowed. When the race went green again, Blackhurst pulled away on the cushion of the 3/8-mile oval. Schulz and Wehrle got by an ailing Agan before the leaders were back in lapped traffic on lap fourteen. Agan would retire with a smoking mount, shortly thereafter, on a restart for a stopped Justin Buchholz with nine laps to go.

Another caution, for a spun John Greenwood, bunched the field again with six to go. Wehrle rode the cushion around Schulz to second before Buchholz slowed again with 21 down. The last four laps saw some great racing behind Blackhurst.

Joe B. Miller, in his first night in Scott Bonar’s #50 machine, shot from fifth to take second on the last lap, using the low side of the track. Schulz would work back by Wehrle for third, and Martin was right there, finishing fifth. Josh Schneiderman, Brayden Gaylord, hard-charger Harold Pohren (utilizing a 305 c.i. engine while his gets completed), Jarrod Schneiderman and Ryan Jamison rounded out the top ten. Daniel Bergquist, Agan and Blackhurst won heat races, while Agan also took the Dash.

“That was an awesome racetrack,” said Blackhurst in Victory Lane. “I can’t thank the promoter and the track enough for getting this one in. I really appreciate all these fans coming out. I haven’t been here when it (the groove) gets on the wall like that in about four years. That was really fun. I just have to thank my Dad and all the guys who work on this car and support it. I saw the #4 (Agan) and #99 (Schulz) on the scoreboard and knew I had some veterans there behind me. Once I got to the top, I knew someone was going to have to give me a good slider to get by.”

“We were burying it there in the middle, and the bottom started coming in,” said Miller of his charge to second from row six. “Scotty (Bonar) told me it would be good on the bottom if things went away on the top of one and two. I started trying it, and we picked some cars off, picked up some lucky cautions, and got to second there. Getting into three was tricky, but if you could catch the moisture off of four, it was really good.”

“After last year…we battled the motor bug from the first night…just to come out and show some speed and have a chance, was good,” said Schulz. “We were able to move around. We weren’t quite good enough to win, but it was a great way to start the year. We were fighting a little brake issue, so we were doing whatever it took. This is a J&J car we raced a bit last year. All in all, it was a good way to start the year off.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders will invade the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa Friday, May 25 and return to the 34 Raceway, Sunday, May 27. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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As a part of our continued partnership with Hoosier Tire Midwest, the Sprint Invaders Association will once again be offering a right rear tire for $100 to the first fifteen (15) paid owner memberships.

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 25, Jake Blackhurst, Hanna City, IL (1) 2. 50, Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (12) 3. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (5) 4. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (10) 5. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4) 6. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7) 7. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (16) 8. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (21) 9. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11) 10. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (9) 11. 81, Tanner Gebhart, Burlington, IA (14) 12. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (18) 13. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (2) 14. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15) 15. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (19) 16. 10, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (20) 17. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (8) 18. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (3) 19. 78, Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL (13) 20. 14, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (17) 21. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (6) 22. 84K, Wayne Kniffen, Fort Madison, IA (22) DNS – 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA. Lap Leader: Blackhurst 1-25. KSE Hard-charger: Pohren.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), Passing Points, 8 laps: 1. Daniel Bergquist (1) 2. Sawyer Phillips (3) 3. Chris Martin (8) 4. Justin Buchholz (6) 5. Tanner Gebhart (4) 6. Dave Getchell (5) 7. John Greenwood (7) 8. Wayne Kniffen (2)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Passing Points, 8 laps: 1. Jon Agan (2) 2. John Schulz (4) 3. Joe B. Miller (1) 4. Ryan Jamison (6) 5. Cody Wehrle (8) 6. Brayden Gaylord (7) 7. Harold Pohren (5) 8. Ryan Leavitt (3)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started), Passing Points, 8 laps: 1. Jake Blackhurst (2) 2. Josh Schneiderman (3) 3. Ben Wagoner (1) 4. Jarrod Schneiderman (5) 5. McKenna Haase (4) 6. Bobby Mincer (6) 7. Colton Fisher (7)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Jon Agan (2) 2. Chris Martin (1) 3. John Schulz (4) 4. Sawyer Phillips (6) 5. Jake Blackhurst (3) 6. Daniel Bergquist (5)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – John Greenwood

Saldana Racing Products – Dave Getchell

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Ben Wagoner


 

Crawley Holds off Swindell to Claim NCRA Sprint Opener!

Park City, Kansas – March 30, 2018 - Tim Crawley of Benton, Arkansas out ran pole sitter Sammy Swindell to turn one on the opening lap and held on the rest of the way to claim the opening night of the eighth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas on Friday night to open the 29th consecutive season for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products.

With the original start waved off due to Matt Covington’s spin in turns three and four, the complete restart saw Crawley take the lead entering low between turns one and two. Swindell, Brian Brown, Blake Hahn and Daryn Pittman were the top five after lap one with Crawley jumping out to a quick six-car-length advantage.

Crawley and Sammy put a half-stretch distance on third place on back as they set a torrid pace out front with Crawley still maintaining a six-car-length advantage.

The second and final caution fell on lap seven when Covington again spun, this coming in turns one and two.

The final restart saw Crawley, the second time out this year aboard the Ronnie Pitts owned #1xx, utilized his Shark Racing Engines powered Triple X chassis deep into turns one and two and would hold off several challenges from Swindell the balance of the event to claim his first career NCRA victory and $1500 first place prize.

“I knew the track would take rubber, but I wasn’t sure how long it would take,” said Crawley. “We went out pretty tight and it got us to the front, then we just managed to hang on from there. We were pretty tight the last six or seven laps but hey, we got’r done. Thanks to all of our sponsors: MPV Express, Fleming Electric, AC Sport, Southern Renovations, Speed Mart, West Little Rock Eye Care, Lawhon and Sons, All American Towing, ATM Trucking, Valvoline, Katzkin and XRG Graphics as well as car owner Ronnie Pitts for letting me wheel this thing!”

Coming out of turn four on the last lap, Sammy slid high trying to get around Crawley at the flag stand and barely held on to second by a half car length over Brown. Pittman came home fourth while Bergman rounded out the top five.

The first set of heat races for the forty-nine-car field were won by Swindell, Brown, Sam Hafertepe, Jason Martin and Jack Dover while the second set of heat races were won by Brown, Brandon Hawks, Swindell, Blake Hahn and Brant O’Banion.

Saturday night will wrap up the two-day “PCC/ACS” with another two sets of heat races, followed by last chance and the $13,000 to win championship finale. Gates will open at 4:00 PM with a special start time of 6:00 PM.

NCRA Sprints

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

March 30, 2018

49 Cars

First Set Heats

1st Heat (10 Laps): 1) Sammy Swindell, 2) Seth Bergman, 3) Jeff Stasa, 4) Brandon Hawks, 5) Cody Ledger, 6) Dylan Peterson, 7) J.D. Johnson, 8) Ray Seeman, 9) Forrest Southerland, DNS) Terry McCarl

2nd Heat (10 Laps): 1) Brian Brown, 2) Johnny Herrera, 3) Blake Hahn, 4) Tim Crawley, 5) Jeremy Campbell, 6) Wade Nygaard, 7) Carson McCarl, 8) Brandan Mullen, 9) Kaden Taylor, 10) John Carney II

3rd Heat (10 Laps): 1) Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 2) Roger Crockett, 3) Daryn Pittman, 4) Harli White, 5) C.J. Hulsey, 6) Wyatt Burks, 7) Tucker Klaasmeyer, 8) J.R. Topper, 9) Shayle Bade, 10) Randy Woodside

4th Heat (10 Laps): 1) Jason Martin, 2) Matt Covington, 3) Paul Nienhiser, 4) Wayne Johnson, 5) Danny Jennings, 6) Jake Bubak, 7) Don Droud, Jr., 8) Brant O’Banion, 9) Ryan Roberts, 10) Nick Howard

5th Heat (10 Laps): 1) Jack Dover, 2) Kyle Bellm, 3) Jamie Ball, 4) Ryan Bickett, 5) Lee Grosz, 6) Tony Bruce, Jr., 7) Bill Balog, 8) Jake Greider, 9) Mason Daniel

Second Set Heats

1st Heat (10 Laps): 1) Brian Brown, 2) Bill Balog, 3) Jack Dover, 4) Wayne Johnson, 5) Kaden Taylor, 6) Wade Nygaard, 7) Matt Covington, 8) Jake Greider, 9) J.D. Johnson, 10) Shayle Bade

2nd Heat (10 Laps): 1) Brandon Hawks 2) Ryan Bickett, 3) Daryn Pittman, 4) Cody Ledger, 5) Jamie Ball, 6) Don Droud, Jr., 7) Danny Jennings, 8) John Carney II, 9) Jeff Stasa, 10) Carson McCarl

3rd Heat (10 Laps): 1) Sammy Swindell, 2) Jeremy Campbell, 3) Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 4) Kyle Bellm, 5) Seth Bergman, 6) C.J. Hulsey, 7) Ryan Roberts, 8) Jake Bubak, 9) J.R. Topper, 10) Harli White

4th Heat (10 Laps): 1) Blake Hahn, 2) Tim Crawley, 3) Lee Grosz, 4) Tucker Klaasmeyer, 5) Tony Bruce, Jr., 6) Dylan Peterson, DNS) Nick Howard, Forrest Southerland, Randy Woodside

5th Heat (10 Laps): 1) Brant O’Banion, 2) Johnny Herrera, 3) Paul Neinhiser, 4) Brandon Mullen, 5) Ray Seeman, 6) Jason Martin, 7) Wyatt Burks, 8) Mason Daniel, 9) Terry McCarl

A Feature (25 Laps): 1) Tim Crawley (2), 2) Sammy Swindell (1), 3) Brian Brown (6), 4) Daryn Pittman (3), 5) Seth Bergman (4), 6) Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (7), 7) Blake Hahn (5), 8) Wayne Johnson (10), 9) Kyle Bellm (14), 10) Paul Nienhiser (12), 11) Johnny Herrera (11), 12) Bill Balog (22), 13) Jack Dover (13), 14) Jeremy Campbell (17), 15) Brandon Hanks (9), 16) Ryan Bickett (8), 17) Jamie Ball (21), 18) Jason Martin (16), 19) Lee Grosz (20), 20) Tony Bruce, Jr. (18), 21) Matt Covington (15), 22) Roger Crockett (19), 23) Brant O’Banion (23)

 

Bell Sweeps, Remains Undefeated in Turnpike Challenge Competition

Oklahoma City, OK - If a name was to become synonymous with the Annual Turnpike Challenge, it would be Christopher Bell. Taking eight of the ten POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget League Turnpike Challenges, Bell remains undefeated in the event. The two he did not win were because he was not present. At that time, he was testing for the NASCAR truck series and was unable to attend the event.

At the wave of the green flag, Bell took off from the sixth place starting position and charged towards the front with one goal in mind: sweeping the weekend for the Fifth Annual Turnpike Challenge at I-44 Riverside Speedway. Taking over the third position by lap three, Bell settled in behind race leader and Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate, Logan Seavey and second place Jake Neuman.

Taking the second position from Neuman on lap seven, Bell meticulously hunted down Seavey for the lead. Setting up the driver and engaging in multiple sliders, Bell eventually took over the lead on lap 16, just over the halfway mark, by using a lap car as a block. Charging through traffic for the remaining laps, Bell didn't have an easy feat as Seavey finished second by a car length. Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Ryan Robinson took third for a KKM podium sweep of the finale. Zach Daum took fourth, while Tyler Thomas charged to fifth from 15th.

"First off, that was a lot of work," commented Christopher Bell. "Logan Seavey; he's going to be a great one, one of these days. I had to work hard for that one. It honestly makes my heart happy to see all of the fans out here. This is my home. Thank you Mark Bannister for allowing POWRi to come here. It's a dream come true for my home track to host an event of this magnitude. I grew up here at I-44 and up the road at Port City. These short, dirt tracks are where my heart's at and it's what I love to run on. This place is a ton of fun and I'm glad we get to have a national event here to kick off the season."

"Like I said last night, he's the best right now in midgets," stated Logan Seavey. "It was really cool just to lead some laps. I knew he was going to be coming there and was able to hold him off for a couple of laps, but as soon as I dove to the bottom in lap traffic, I figured my race was over from there on. You can't make any mistakes racing against a guy of that caliber."

"I just want to thank all the fans for coming out," said Ryan Robinson. I've been coming here the last couple of years for the Turnpike Challenge and they always put on a good show."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN, Heat 2: 71K - TANNER CARRICK, Heat 3: 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH, Heat 4: 67K - HOLLY SHELTON, Heat 5: 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY, Heat 6: 5D - ZACH DAUM, Heat 7: 37 - TERRY BABB, Heat 8: 73 - JASON MCDOUGAL

Racing Electronics C Feature Winners: 96 - CODY BREWER, 28M - ACE MCCARTHY

Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 7F - ANDREW FELKER, 52 - BLAKE HAHN

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL 2. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 3. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 4. 5D - ZACH DAUM 5. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 6. 7BC - ZEB WISE 7. 8J - JONATHON BEASON 8. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 9. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 10. 52 - BLAKE HAHN 11. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 12. 7F - ANDREW FELKER 13. 37 - TERRY BABB 14. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 15. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 16. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 17. 4M - MICHELLE DECKER 18. 44 - WESLEY SMITH 19. 9 - MATT MOORE 20. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 21. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 22. 51B - JOE B MILLER 23. 7M - CHANCE MORTON 24. 73 - JASON MCDOUGAL

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

Justin Sanders Thrills Crowd With Last Corner Pass To Win 2018 Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster Opener

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Marysville, CA, )- Saturday night in Marysville, CA fans who braved threatening skies and unseasonably cool temperatures were treated to a feature event full of excitement that culminated with Justin Sanders executing a final lap, final turn pass over race long leader Tanner Thorson to win the 2018 Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster opening night feature event win.

“Wow,” Justin Sanders said. “I saw the flag man get the white flag out, and I could see myself catch Tanner (Thorson) so I went for it. We have been awesome to start the season, and I hope we keep getting better. I can’t thank Mike Phulps and this entire team for this opportunity and giving me such a bad fast race car so far.”

When the green flag flew on the 30-lap feature event, it would be pole sitter and quick time qualifier, Tanner Thorson getting the jump over Kalib Henry. Despite heavy rainfall during the week leading up to this night, the racers would be provided a slick racing surface, but some developing ruts would add in a technical element.

While Thorson looked extremely quick out front, a roll over on lap five would bring out the red and erase his sizeable lead. It would take a couple of restart attempts to bring the race back to life, but once green, Thorson would power away from the field and all eyes would focus on the battles behind him.

Elsewhere in the field, Sean Becker was working his way forward from the tail end of the field as he would race his way into the Top-10 before circumstances forced him into the infield and ended his night.

As Sanders began searching around the track, he would make the high groove work on just before the race’s halfway point as he took command over the seventh position just before the caution flew on the 12th lap.

While Thorson continued to nail his restarts, he would leave the field in his wake as a torrid three car battle for second picked up between Henry, Cole Macedo, and Sanders.

The battle would allow Thorson to pull away and find himself in traffic. Thorson would have a close call in traffic as he would get sideways in turns three and four while battling threw traffic, but he would gather himself up and continue to dominate out front.

As the laps wound down, Sanders and reigning series champion, Andy Forbserg would come alive.

The two veteran drivers would pick off Macedo and look to make things interesting. With Sanders in third, he would move into the second spot with three laps to go, and Forsberg would follow suit and take over the third.

In dense traffic, Thorson would accept the white flag as the race leader, but Sanders had cut his lead down and the crowd came to their feet as they raced down the back stretch.

With Thorson taking the bottom in three and four, Sanders would go to the top as they had two slower cars in front of them.

Coming to the line, Sanders would keep the momentum as he brought the house down and scored a thrilling win by just .173 seconds. The win for Sanders is his fourth career with the series and moves him into a tie for 20th all time with Jason Statler and Shane Scott.

Thorson would end up second, Forsberg would round out the podium as Macedo, Ing, Billy Wallace, Mason Moore, John Clark, and Kyle Standley rounded out the Top-10.

Saturday’s season opening event saw a total of 22 cars check into Marysville Raceway with Thorson grabbing the first honor of the night and earning the Quick Time award.

Heat race wins would go to Jake Haulot, Dustin Freitas, and Cole Macedo. Thorson would win the Flowmaster Dash and lead the field to green for the 30-lap feature event.

2018 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

4/21 Thunderbowl Raceway - with KWS-NARC 410’s

5/5 Thunderbowl Raceway

5/26 Marysville Raceway – Mel Hall Memorial

5/27 Silver Dollar Speedway- Silver Dollar Fair Race

6/23 Calistoga Speedway – with KWS-NARC 410’s

7/20 Ocean Speedway- Howard Kaeding Classic

8/25 Ocean Speedway- 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic

9/5 Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup Opener

9/15 Calistoga Speedway- Season Finale with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster returns to action on April 21st in Tulare, CA where they share the spotlight with the King of the West Series.

2018 WINNERS: Justin Sanders (March 24th Marysville Raceway)

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints. For more information on Flowmaster, please visit www.flowmastermufflers.com.

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 360ci 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 2018, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 10 events at 5 different tracks around California.

 

 

Bell Seven-for-Seven in Turnpike Challenges

Oklahoma City, OK - When the dust settled, the preliminary night victory for the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget League's Fifth Annual Turnpike Challenge went to Christopher Bell. No stranger to the red clay, the NASCAR star cut his proverbial dirt track teeth at I-44 Riverside Speedway. Out of the nine Turnpike Challenge feature events, Bell owns seven total wins, with three weekend sweeps to this point. Going into tomorrow night's finale, Bell's confidence level is high as he tries for the win to round out four weekend sweeps of the event.

Starting outside row five, Bell had no easy feat as he set out chasing down early race leader Zeb Wise. By the third lap, Bell was already inside the top five, chasing down Trey Marcham for fourth. Ten laps in, Bell had broken past both Marcham and Zach Daum to take the third position, eyeing Tyler Thomas in second. Giving chase and pressuring Thomas, Bell slid by on lap 15 and took over the lead from Wise on lap 18.

With 12 laps to go and lap traffic getting heavier by the corner, Bell managed to keep several car-lengths of distance between himself and eventual second place finisher, Logan Seavey. By the time 30 laps were completed, Seavey was forced to settle for second, while Jason McDougal charged from 18th to third, rounding out the podium. Zach Daum took fourth with Ryan Robinson in fifth.

"We had a little issue at the Chili Bowl over the donuts, so I'll save them for tomorrow," stated Christopher Bell. "Hopefully, I get the opportunity and I can do some donuts. This place is hard to beat when they get a surface like that. The racetrack was great; you could move around and me starting back there in tenth, I was able to use the bottom, use the top. When this place gets up on the wall like that, it's a ton of fun. I'm just thankful that Keith and Pete let me come back and have some fun."

"I just didn't get a good run in my heat race and that buried us there in the B," commented Logan Seavey. "That put us in the back, but this thing was so good, I could just do whatever I needed to do to go by people early. I got to second there early and just couldn't get through those lap cars like I needed to. I needed help from my teammate there and I didn't get it. But congrats to Christopher, I ran second to the best guy right now so that feels like a win to me."

"That was fun, the track was just real racey tonight," said Jason McDougal. "I'm just pumped to have a good run here." Going into night two, when asked what changes he would make for the finale, McDougal confidently stated he "might wipe the panels off."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 91T - TYLER THOMAS, Heat 2: 21H - SCOTT SAWYER, Heat 3: 7F - ANDREW FELKER, Heat 4: 39BC - ZEB WISE, Heat 5: 21KS- KARTER SARFF, Heat 6: 5D - ZACH DAUM, Heat 7: 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL, Heat 8: 32 - TREY MARCHAM

Racing Electronics C Feature Winners: 88 - DUSTIN WELAND, 8M - KADE MORTON

Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY, 52 - BLAKE HAHN

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL 2. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 3. 73 - JASON MCDOUGAL 4. 5D - ZACH DAUM 5. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 6. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 7. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 8. 37 - TERRY BABB 9. 00 - GRADY CHANDLER 10. 52 - BLAKE HAHN 11. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 12. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 13. 00C - CHRIS COCHRAN 14. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 15. 21H - SCOTT SAWYER 16. 21KS- KARTER SARFF 17. 7F - ANDREW FELKER 18. 23 - HANNAH ADAIR 19. 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY 20. 39BC - ZEB WISE 21. 44 - WESLEY SMITH 22. 37X - MICHAEL FACCINTO 23. 5M - ALEX DECAMP 24. 7M - CHANCE MORTON

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

Shawn Jones scores first C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour victory in Chico

Chico, CA – March 10, 2018…The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour saw a first-time winner on Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, as Shawn Jones was declared the victor after Max Adams car was disqualified for a post-race tech infraction.

It capped off a great weekend for Jones, who also won Friday’s non-sanctioned wingless sprint car feature. It was a special moment in victory lane for one of the more versatile drivers in Northern California. Jones splits time between competing aboard a wingless spec sprint and a dwarf car during the season.

Troy Degaton had an eventful main event after bicycling early and then charging back forward to record a strong runner up finish. Degaton was fun to watch attacking the high scary side of the Silver Dollar bullring. Scott Hall also had some exciting moments in the A-main and gave it a great run to round out the podium. Hall spent the early portion of the race ripping around the cushion.

Brent Steck and Sparky Howard completed the top-five. The remainder of the top-10 in the 25-lap Pit Stop USA feature was filled out by Ryon Silverling, Angelique Bell, Robert Floyd, Paul Vandenberg and Kaimi Costa. The track staff at Silver Dollar Speedway should be commended for putting together a top notch racing surface.

Sparky Howard claimed the Santa Mauro Racing Products Dash, while King Racing Products heat one was picked off by Troy Degaton and Speed Mart heat two was won by Brent Steck. Angelique Bell began the night by earning the Quick Time Mortgage fast time award by clocking a 14.339 around the quarter-mile.

A-main finish Silver Cup: 1. 24 Shawn Jones, 2. 39t Troy Degaton, 3. 56k Scott Hall, 4. 84 Brent Steck, 5. 98 Sparky Howard, 6. 77s Ryon Silverling, 7. 5b Angelique Bell, 8. 02 Robert Floyd, 9. 9 Paul Vandenberg, 10. 5 Kaimi Costa, 11. 6m Rory McLaughlin, 12. 24n Nick Larson, 13. 1c Jimmy Christian, 14. 28 Marcus Smith, 15. 42 Will Fatu, 16. 1 Terry Schank Jr., 17. 3f Max Adams (dq)

The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will return to action on Saturday March 31 at the Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, CA.

C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is proudly brought to you by C&H Veteran Ent., Hunt Magnetos, Pit Stop USA, Transport Products Unlimited, Quick Time Mortgage, King Racing Products, SpeedMart, Benic Enterprises, Santamauro Racing Products, Davis Motorsports of Reno, Air One Hvac Systems and TW Racefotos.

Information on the tour can be found by visiting http://www.petaluma-speedway.com/ and clicking on the Hunt Series tab. You can also like the tour on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/?pnref=lhc

The Hunt Series debuted in 2010 under the leadership of Roger Gleason with Joe Hunt Magnetos. This season marks the ninth campaign for the traveling Wingless Spec Sprint tour and the second under the Glad Enterprises banner with manager Rick Faeth. If you’re interested in joining the 11-race tour as a marketing partner, please contact Scott Hall at scotthallracing@gmail.com

Upcoming C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour events:

Saturday March 31: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday April 28: Placerville Speedway
Saturday May 26: Stockton Dirt Track

 

 

Wood Dominates Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Sprint Series of Oklahoma Action!

Ardmore, Oklahoma – March 10, 2018 - Joe Wood, Jr. used the phrase ‘high side and flyin’ to perfection as he took the lead early and cruised the rest of the way to claim the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Racing Tires Southwest feature finale Saturday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore to end two nights’ of racing action.

Blake Daccus and Cody Whitworth started on the pole for the twenty-five-lap feature but the start quickly went red at the start when Shane Sellers got spun in turn two. Gary Owens had nowhere to go and also spun while Bryson Oeschger flipped at the top of turn two. He was uninjured.

On the complete restart, Whitworth grabbed the lead entering turn one and set the pace while tenth starting Michael Day, Daccus, Kevin Ramey and Justin Melton were the top five after the first lap was complete.

Whitworth, aboard his Allard powered Triple X racing chassis opened up a half stretch lead on the field while behind him, seventh-starting Wood would take over the runner-up position on lap five while Ramey took over third place.

Caution would wave on lap six when Tanner Conn came to a stop at the bottom of turn one.

Whitworth led the field to green on the restart and Wood would get a run on the top side of one and two and power into the lead heading down the backstretch. Day made his way into the runner-up spot on the restart as well and by lap nine, Wood had opened a half-stretch advantage.

While Wood was cruising the top side of the three-eighths mile oval, Day and Ramey began battling for second the rest of the distance.

Caution flags on lap fourteen and lap fifteen for spins slowed the pace with the last ten laps going green-to-checkered.

Wood, aboard the Young Tool and Equipment, Danny Holloway, Mud-X, Southwest AC Electric sponsored #03, would go on the rest of the way unchallenged to claim his first feature victory of the season and fourth career with the series.

Day would hold off Ramey for the runner-up position while 18th starting Andy Shouse came home fourth. Flower Mound, Texas driver Justin Melton rounded out the top five – his best feature finish with the series.

The four, eight lap heat races for the twenty-eight-car field were won by Wood, Sellers, Whitworth and Travis Scott while Chad Wilson led wire-to-wire the twelve-lap “B” feature.

Next up for the SSO will be the series first and only scheduled appearance to the Garfield County Fairgrounds and Enid Speedway in Enid, Oklahoma on Saturday night, March 31.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Southern Oklahoma Speedway/Ardmore, Oklahoma

March 10, 2018

28 Cars

Keizer Wheels 1st Heat (8 laps): 1) Joe Wood, Jr., 2) Blake Daccus, 3) Michael Day, 4) Chad Wilson, 5) Tanner Conn, 6) Elliott Amdahl, 7) Scott Evans

Saldana Racing Products 2nd Heat (8 laps): 1) Shane Sellers, 2) Gary Owens, 3) Taylor Courtney, 4) Austin Mundie, 5) Chip Graham, 6) Eric Matthews, 7) Andy Shouse

Rod End Supply 3rd Heat (8 Laps): 1) Cody Whitworth, 2) Kevin Ramey, 3) Dillon Laden, 4) Brandon Jennings, 5) Shayla Waddell, 6) Justin Fisk, DNS: Loyd Clevenger

Pyrotech Fuel Cells 4th Heat (8 Laps): 1) Travis Scott, 2) Justin Melton, 3) Michelle Melton, 4) Bryson Oeschger, 5) Chris Kelly, 6) Blake Scott, 7) Shane Gloeckler

B Feature (12 Laps): 1) Chad Wilson, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) Chris Kelly, 4) Chip Graham, 5) Elliott Amdahl, 6) Shane Gloeckler, 7) Shayla Waddell, 8) Justin Fisk, 9) Eric Matthews, 10) Blake Scott, 11) Loyd Clevenger, DNS: Scott Evans

A Feature: 1) Joe Wood, Jr. (7), 2) Michael Day (10), 3) Kevin Ramey (5), 4) Andy Shouse (16), 5) Justin Melton (6), 6) Brandon Jennings (14), 7) Shane Sellers (3), 8) Austin Mundie (13), 9) Taylor Courtney (9), 10) Jessie Graham (20), 11) Dillon Laden (11), 12) Chris Kelly (19), 13) Cody Whitworth (2), 14) Chas Wilson (17), 15) Michelle Melton (12), 16) Blake Daccus (1), 17) Travis Scott (4), 18) Tanner Conn (15), 19) Gary Owens (8), 20) Bryson Oeschger (16)

Lap leaders: Whitworth 1-6, Wood 7-25

 

 

Andy Forsberg Scores 49th Career Win at Chico

Chico, CA (March 9, 2018) …. Auburn’s Andy Forsberg took the lead on lap 10 and went on to notch his 49th career sprint car win at Silver Dollar Speedway. With the win, Forsberg is now tied with Shane Scott and Wayne Sue for 5th all-time at Chico. “It is pretty cool to be mentioned with those great drivers,” said Forsberg. “It also feels good to be reunited with the x1 guys and get them back in victory lane.” Forsberg was referring to being back behind the wheel of the Friends and Family Racing No. x1, a place he vacated following the 2014 season. Jake Haulot should be commended. He led the first 10 laps and looked good for most of the 25-lap event. Haulot ultimately fell to a third-place finish when 7th place starting Colby Copeland passed him on lap 23. Copeland was smooth and raced smart all night. It was a nice finish for the newly formed No. 16a team. Michael Ing brought the family No. 21 home in the fourth spot. D.J. Freitas had a solid night and finished fifth. The main event was a rough and tumble first few laps. Numerous cautions and a few red flags slowed the event dramatically. Roll over victims included Mason Moore and Justyn Cox. Majority of the accidents can be blamed on the soft race track conditions brought on by the recent wet weather. John Clark started dead last, 16th spot, and was credited with a sixth-place finish. Female racer Jodie Robinson came home in the seventh spot. For Robinson it was her career sprint car start at Chico. Fellow female racer Chelsea Blevins brought her family owned car to a tenth-place finish. The wingless sprint cars didn’t have a big car count but the five drivers that attended the opening night race put on a good show. Angelique Bell, the 2016 track champion, led the first 13 laps of the race. Going into turn three, her car bicycled and almost flipped. Even though she was able to keep the car running she had given up the lead to Shawn Jones. Jones would go on to win the race. Troy Degaton finished in the second spot. Bell rebounded to finish in the third spot. Nick Larson was fourth. Terry Schank Jr. was involved in a accident on lap 12 and did not finish. The Dwarf Car main event was one for the ages. The 20-lap feature event had numerous twists and turns. Danny Wagner led the first 16 circuits until a mechanical failure ended his night. This gave the lead to Jeremy Blackshere. Jeremy led the field back to a restart with two laps remaining. Ryan Winter had worked his way into the second spot. The final lap was epic as Blackshere crossed the line as the leader. Yet, going down the back-stretch Winter pulled even with Blackshere and the two raced into turn three. Winter was able to pass Blackshere and steal the win on the last lap. It was as an exciting finish and the crowd loved it. Blackshere finished second. Anthony Pope started 12th and raced his way up to a third-place finish. Mike Reeder came home in the fourth spot. Mike Grenert rounded out the top five. While the finish was amazing, the entire Dwarf Car main event was solid and featured a lot of passing and close racing. Daniel Weger won the 12-lap B main event. Justin Sanders started the night off by turning the fastest lap in qualifying. His best lap was a 11.593. Full results can be found here https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1498132

 

 

Chris Kelly Claims Sprint Series of Oklahoma Season Opener!

Ardmore, Oklahoma – March 9, 2018 - Chris Kelly found the bottom before all others and used it to his advantage as he took the lead near the races midway point and never looked back to claim the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Racing Tires Southwest season opener Friday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore with the tracks running of the “Southern Stampede.”

Ty Williams and Blake Daccus started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature with Owens taking the lead as the green flag fell. Sixth starting Andy Shouse quickly moved into the runner-up position while Daccus, Kevin Ramey and Williams rounded out the top five after the first couple laps.

The first and only caution flag of the feature fell on lap four when Elliott Amdahl spun in turns three and four.

Once race action resumed, Owens worked the top side of the three-eighths mile oval while Shouse worked the bottom. Shouse pulled even with the leader on lap five heading down the backstretch and would stay low coming out of turn four to take the lead on lap six.

Shouse moved up to the top side of the track on lap seven while behind him, Kelly began to make his move. Running fourth on lap ten, the Moore, Oklahoma driver quickly disposed of Daccus for third and moved into the runner-up position past Owens on lap twelve. One lap later, Kelly powered his Bishop Racing Components/Triple X chassis past the former two-time and defending series champion to take the lead just past the races midway point.

Not even a heavy dose of lapped traffic on lap seventeen could detour Kelly as he would go on to claim his second career SSO victory by eight car lengths over Shouse. Ramey settled for third while early race leader Owens came home fourth. Daccus rounded out the top five.

The four, eight lap heat races for the twenty-seven-car field were won by Shouse, Owens, Daccus and Michael Day while Loyd Clevenger led wire-to-wire the ten-lap “B” feature.

The SSO will be back in action tomorrow (Saturday) night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and the final night of the “Southern Stampede) as over more drivers have committed being on hand.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Southern Oklahoma Speedway/Ardmore, Oklahoma

March 9, 2018

27 Cars

1st heat (8 Laps): 1) Andy Shouse, 2) Ty Williams, 3) Chris Kelly, 4) Blake Scott, 5) Justin Mowry, 6) Taylor Courtney, 7) Travis Scott

2nd Heat (8 Laps): 1) Gary Owens, 2) Kevin Ramey, 3) Brandon Jennings, 4) Chad Koch, 5) Shayla Waddell, 6) Justin Fisk, 7) Tanner Conn

3rd Heat (8 Laps): 1) Blake Daccus, 2) Shane Sellers, 3) Austin Mundie, 4) Cody Whitworth, 5) Loyd Clevenger, 6) Shane Kleochler, 7) Mike Scott

4th Heat (8 Laps): 1) Michael Day, 2) Dillon Laden, 3) Elliott Amdahl, 4) Duane Baker, 5) Eric Matthews, 6) Scott Evans B Feature (10 Laps): 1) Loyd Clevenger, 2) Shayla Waddell, 3) Travis Scott, 4) Shane Kleochler, 5) Tanner Conn, 6) Justin Fisk, 7) Scott Evans, 8) Mike Scott, 9) Justin Mowery, DNS) Taylor Courtney, Eric Matthews

A Feature (25 Laps): 1) Chris Kelly (5), 2) Andy Shouse (6), 3) Kevin Ramey (4), 4) Gary Owens (3), 5) Blake Daccus (2), 6) Michael Day (7), 7) Austin Mundie (13), 8) Shane Sellers (8), 9) Brandon Jennings (11), 10) Shane Kleochler (20) 11) Loyd Clevenger (17), 12) Cody Whitworth (16), 13) Travis Scott (19), 14) Blake Scott (14), 15) Elliott Amdahl (12), 16) Duane Baker (15), 17) Dillon Laden (9), 18) Ty Williams (1), 19) Shayla Waddell (18), 20) Chad Koch

Lap leaders: Owens 1-5, Shouse, 6-12, Kelly 13-25

 

 

Solomon Wins the Battle and the War

Paul Solomon created history last night at Maxi Moves Timmis Speedway, Mildura when he won an enthralling final A-Main of the series and in doing so become the first 2 time All Stars Series Champ. Heading into the meeting Solomon was a slender 20 points behind eventual runner up Mark Caruso. That margin was widdled away to just 15 points after the qualifying heats and set up what was to be an exciting 30 lap stanza.

Dan Evans started his SA44 on Pole after being high point’s man after the heats and was looking to capitalize on his A-Main starting spot. Lining up alongside him was Michael Tancredi. Tancredi had been having a great season after enlisting the services of Ace Spanner man Tony Bartlett since round 6. Former All Stars
champion Brenten Farrer lined up on the second row alongside Solomon whilst Tony Moule and Caruso filled the 3rd row of the grid. Going into the A-Main Caruso just had to finish 6th or better and he would pick up the series win.

The start was a frenetic pace as the 19 combatants thundered into Turn 1. Unfortunately a few cars got together at the front causing Caruso to spin out and be sent to the rear of the field making his task seem even harder. The race restarted and set into a normal pace with Evans shooting away to an unassailable lead picking off lapped cars with ease. Meanwhile Tancredi was having issues with an ill handling car and started to drift back through the pack before getting too high and clouting the turn 3 wall. Trigga Gates who was enjoying a good consistent and clean run had nowhere to go and unfortunately flipped after contact with Tancredi. Moule also involved and sat out the A-Main on the infield. Jack Gartner also watched from the infield.

Meanwhile the race was starting to hot up for the minor placings with James Wren, Brendan Guerin and Michael Lovegrove all battling for that final podium position with Wren eventually getting that positon at the fall of the chequers. ith the white flag coming out Solomon was right on the tail tank of Evans heading into turn 1. Lap traffic which had its say in everything throughout the race added one last twist to an already action packed final. After 29 and a quarter laps Solomon eased his way under Evans and assumed the lead and powered away with what would be a crucial victory.

The scenario at the start of the race had Solomon needing to win and Caruso to finish 7th or worse. With Caruso finishing 7th Solomon’s win was enough to hand him the overall series win. With points tied atop the leader board Solomon’s win was the tie breaker with his 3 A-Main wins edging out Caruso with 2 for the series.

Defending All Stars champ Chris Solomon finished 6th with Caruso, Jarman Dalitz, Daniel Scott, and Cody Atkins rounding out the top 10. They were followed by Tancredi, Ron Donaldson and Farrer who rode out a nasty ride in turn 3 causing damage to the fence. With the fence requiring some attention it was decided that there would be an open red allowing the teams to fix the damage and get Farrer back out there. Phil Lock and Stacey Galliford rounded out the finishes with Cheian Perret watching the conclusion from the infield.

A Main results: 1st V7 Paul Solomon, 2nd SA4 Dan Evans, 3rd V16 James Wren, 4th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 5th SA9 Michael Lovegrove, 6th V83 Chris Solomon, 7th SA33 Mark Caruso, 8th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 9th VA91 Dan Scott, 10th SA69 Cody Atkins, 11th V29 Michael Tancredi, 12th V33 Ron Donaldson, 13th V34 Brenten Farrer,

14th V4 Phil Lock, 15th N46 Stacey Galliford, 16th SA98 Cheian Perrett-DNF, 17th SA5 Trigga Gates-DNF, 18th
NT26 Tony Moule-DNF, 19th SA16 Jack Gartner-DNF,

Heat winners: Mark Caruso, Dan Evans, Brenten Farrer, Michael Lovegrove

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Brendan Guerin - $100 cash
B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s – Cody Atkins – drum of methanol
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Jarmin Dalitz
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Michael Lovegrove
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Brenten Farrer – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Stacey Galliford

 

 

Kalib Henry claims C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour season opener in Marysville

By Gary Thomas

Marysville, CA – February 24, 2018…Kalib Henry ended last season by winning the final two C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour events and he started off 2018 in that same fashion by picking up his third career series victory at Marysville Raceway’s Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial on Saturday.

“It feels great to open the season in Marysville with another Hunt Tour victory in the 33 car,” Henry commented on the front stretch. “We didn’t quite fully have the set up where we wanted it to be on the front end and I had some trouble getting around one and two, but then opened up my entry and was able to rotate off the corner better. I had a lot of pressure from Max Adams and got a lucky break when he got caught up with that lapped car. That’s racing though and I’m happy to be standing here in victory lane tonight.”

The 25-lap Pit Stop USA main event started off with USAC regular Max Adams and Angelique Bell leading the field down to the green flag. Bell was able to get the jump and held command over the first couple laps, until spinning a complete 360 in the second corner. She did a great job to keep going, but dropped to third, as Jake Morgan shot to the top spot. The next lap however, chaos broke out when contact between Morgan and Kalib Henry sent Morgan’s 45 machine sideways and collected six other cars.

Henry now found himself in the lead with four laps down and after going back green the battle to watch was the fight for second between Bell and Adams. On lap eight Adams carved his way past Bell and then set his sights on Henry. Following a red flag for youngster Jesse Love with 11 laps complete, the race for the lead was on. Adams hounded the rear bumper of Henry’s machine and got alongside him on lap 17 but couldn’t quite complete the pass.

The big moment of the race occurred on lap 20 as Henry got to the outside of a lapped car in turn three. Adams tried to follow suit but contact between the pair ensued and left him parked on the inside of the fourth corner. After that it was all Henry up front, who charged away to take the checkered flag. Veteran Sparky Howard crossed the stripe in second but was penalized two positions for jumping the last restart. Even despite that though it was a great run for the Santa Rosa competitor.

The penalty for Howard moved Bell up to a second-place finish to cap off a very successful evening for the Rio Linda racer. Shawn Jones, Howard and Troy Degaton rounded out the top-five. Scott Hall, Jake Morgan, Terry Schank, Max Adams and Adam Christian completed the top-10 in the feature.

Adams captured the Santa Mauro Racing Products Dash, while King Racing Products heat one was picked off by Jesse Love, Speed Mart heat two was won by Kalib Henry and Benic Ent. heat three was claimed by Adams. Jimmy Christian began the night by earning the Quick Time Mortgage fast time award by clocking a 14.037 around the quarter-mile.

The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will return to action this coming Saturday March 3 at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway, as part of the annual Silver Cup. The front gate will open at 5pm with racing expected to get underway around 6:30pm.

All seating will be general admission during the night. Adult tickets cost $22; seniors, juniors and military with ID will be $18; children 6 to 11 are $6; while kids five and under are free. A family ticket will also be offered for $55. Online ticketing is available to beat the line at the track https://events.admitoneproducts.com/tkt_sales.php?test=true&event_id=206918&sales=

C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is proudly brought to you by C&H Veteran Ent., Hunt Magnetos, Pit Stop USA, Transport Products Unlimited, Quick Time Mortgage, King Racing Products, SpeedMart, Benic Enterprises, Santamauro Racing Products, Davis Motorsports of Reno, Air One Hvac Systems and TW Racefotos.

Information on the tour can be found by visiting http://www.petaluma-speedway.com/ and clicking on the Hunt Series tab. You can also like the tour on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/?pnref=lhc

The Hunt Series debuted in 2010 under the leadership of Roger Gleason with Joe Hunt Magnetos. This season marks the ninth campaign for the traveling Wingless Spec Sprint tour and the second under the Glad Enterprises banner with manager Rick Faeth. If you’re interested in joining the 11-race tour as a marketing partner, please contact Scott Hall at scotthallracing@gmail.com

Upcoming C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour events:

Saturday March 3: Silver Cup Race of Champions- Silver Dollar Speedway Chico Saturday March 31: Petaluma Speedway Saturday April 28: Placerville Speedway

 

 

Pestka goes down in history

After a drizzly start to the night which forced Time Trials to be abandoned SA27 Daniel Pestka took out the 8th annual Tyson Perez Memorial at Borderline Speedway last night. Pestka leased a Maxwill 360 Engine for the night and his effort was certainly rewarded. He led flag to flag for the 31 lap tribute race and even with several reds he didn’t look like he was going to be challenged. ‘Winning any memorial race is cool, I remember buying parts from Spud and I remember the day of his accident, it’s pretty cool to win his race and I am very thankful” a thrilled Daniel said at the Presentation. Home in second was SA33 Mark Caruso who showed his nose a couple of times to Pestka but just couldn’t quite get the job done. Coming home strongly in third after starting in 9th was V83 Chris Solomon. NT26 Tony Moule 4th and V7 Paul Solomon rounding out the top 5.

V29 Michael Tancredi got off to a great start and was quickly in 2nd until he tried to take Pestka on for the led and the 2 had a coming together which unfortunately caused a red light. With major damage he sat the rest of the event on the infield. SA22 Chad Ely was also moving up thru the field running 9th after qualifying through the B Main. Ely dropped a heat and therefore was directly into the B. Running the highline in the A through 1 and 2 he got a bit too high and tagged the wall ending his night also. Young gun Jack Gartner was running the race of his career in 3rd for the first 29 laps until he also tagged the wall then bringing himself slowing into the infield with mechanical damage which was a very disappointing result for the youngster with only 2 to go. SA5 Trigga Gates made a strong return after sitting out for the last few shows and was tied on high points with Caruso going into the Pole Shoot Out and giving him some well-deserved confidence back. Gates pulled infield with an ill handling car in the early stages of the main.

“The racing was hard and fast all night. There was thrills and spills and highs and lows for all. Everyone will go home with their own story to remember on the night and we are so pleased that we got to finish the show for Spud. We certainly were worried when the light rain started while we were doing hot laps, I was having visions of last year when we only got to run time trials and then were washed out and thinking – please not again. We have to thank the Committee of Borderline Speedway for all the efforts to keep the night running and give us a great race track under these conditions. The support they give us for our show is fantastic and we really can’t thank them enough.” Promoter Searle said.

A Main results: 1st SA27 Daniel Pestka, 2nd SA33 Mark Caruso, 3rd V83 Chris Solomon, 4th NT26 Tony Moule, 5th V7 Paul Solomon, 6th V34 Brenten Farrer, 7th V16 James Wren, 8th SA44 Dan Evans, 9th V4 Phil Lock, 10th VA29 Terry Rankin, 11th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 12th V33 Michael Holt, 13th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 14th NSW46 Stacey Galliford, 15th SA16 Jack Gartner-DNF, 16th SA22 Chad Ely-DNF, 17th SA32 Ben Gartner-DNF, 18th VA75 Dave Donegan-DNF, 19th V29 Michael Tancredi-DNF, 20th SA5 Trigga Gates-DNF.

Heat winners: Jack Gartner, Daniel Pestka, Michael Tancredi, Tony Moule, Dan Evans, Mark Caruso

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Stacey Galliford - $100 cash B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s – Terry Rankin – drum of methanol

Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Dan Evans Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Brenten Farrer All Star Hot Arse Award – Tony Moule - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –not run – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Stacey Galliford

 

 

United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters Sprint Cars at Southern Raceway on FRIDAY 02-23-2018 results:

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 10-Terry Gray[1] ; 2. 95-Matt Covington[3] ; 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson[5] ; 4. 10m-Morgan Turpen[4] ; 5. 23-Seth Bergman[9] ; 6. 10B-Mitch Brown[7] ; 7. 14TSR-Tony Stewart[12] ; 8. 14m-Jordon Mallett[11] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[13] ; 10. 17w-Harli White[16] ; 11. 42-Andy McElhannon[15] ; 12. 116-Nick Snyder[18] ; 13. 93-Jake Knight[22] ; 14. 29o-Jeff Oliver[25] ; 15. 09-Timmy Thrash[2] ; 16. 38-Tony Agin[21] ; 17. 52-Cody Karl[10] ; 18. 43-Terry Witherspoon[14] ; 19. 1s-Joey Schmidt[8] ; 20. 29a-Kyle Amerson[20] ; 21. 10h-Dustin Homan[17] ; 22. 83-Bob Auld[23] ; 23. 88-Brandon Blendon[19] ; 24. 01-Shane Morgan[6] ; 25. 730-Gregg Jones[24]​

Heat 1 - Engler Machine & Tool (8 Laps) 1. 10m-Morgan Turpen[1] ; 2. 2c-Wayne Johnson[4] ; 3. 14m-Jordon Mallett[2] ; 4. 43-Terry Witherspoon[3] ; 5. 23-Seth Bergman[8] ; 6. 10h-Dustin Homan[5] ; 7. 29a-Kyle Amerson[6] ; 8. 93-Jake Knight[7]

Heat 2 - BMRS Race Hose & Fittings (8 Laps) 1. 95-Matt Covington[1] ; 2. 10-Terry Gray[2] ; 3. 52-Cody Karl[3] ; 4. 14TSR-Tony Stewart[5] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 6. 17w-Harli White[6] ; 7. 88-Brandon Blendon[8] ; 8. 83-Bob Auld[4]

Heat 3 - Butlerbuilt (8 Laps) 1. 09-Timmy Thrash[1] ; 2. 10B-Mitch Brown[2] ; 3. 01-Shane Morgan[7] ; 4. 1s-Joey Schmidt[6] ; 5. 42-Andy McElhannon[3] ; 6. 116-Nick Snyder[5] ; 7. 38-Tony Agin[4]

Hoosier Racing Tire Speed Dash (6 Laps) 1. 43-Terry Witherspoon[1] ; 2. 10-Terry Gray[2] ; 3. 14TSR-Tony Stewart[5] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; 5. 14m-Jordon Mallett[4]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 10-Terry Gray[1] ; 2. 95-Matt Covington[3] ; 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson[5] ; 4. 10m-Morgan Turpen[4] ; 5. 23-Seth Bergman[9] ; 6. 10B-Mitch Brown[7] ; 7. 14TSR-Tony Stewart[12] ; 8. 14m-Jordon Mallett[11] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[13] ; 10. 17w-Harli White[16] ; 11. 42-Andy McElhannon[15] ; 12. 116-Nick Snyder[18] ; 13. 93-Jake Knight[22] ; 14. 29o-Jeff Oliver[25] ; 15. 09-Timmy Thrash[2] ; 16. 38-Tony Agin[21] ; 17. 52-Cody Karl[10] ; 18. 43-Terry Witherspoon[14] ; 19. 1s-Joey Schmidt[8] ; 20. 29a-Kyle Amerson[20] ; 21. 10h-Dustin Homan[17] ; 22. 83-Bob Auld[23] ; 23. 88-Brandon Blendon[19] ; 24. 01-Shane Morgan[6] ; 25. 730-Gregg Jones[24]​

 

 

The Cyclone is back in action

In front of a packed house at Sunline Speedway Paul ‘Cyclone’ Solomon took out his second feature win for the season. Solomon’s V7 kicked off RD9 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series winning the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award then backed it up winning his Heat and the Vortex Pole Shoot Out and finishing the night off with the A Main victory. Solomon was dominate and led the 30 laps flag to flag

SA69 Cody Atkins who qualified as high points lined up beside Paul Solomon on the front row of the main, SA96 Guerin and V29 Tancredi lined up on the second row. The race didn’t get away smoothly with Guerin and Tancredi tangling on the first lap. Unfortunately Tancredi had to sit the race out on the infield, Guerin changed a tire and restarted from the rear. As a result SA95 Jarman Dalitz and the travelling West Australian WA30 Jamie Landrigan moved up a row as they lined up for the restart.. Atkins was fast on the tail of Solomon in second until front end failure sent him into the wall in Turn 2 three quarter way thru. Dalitz and Lovegrove were then running second and third with Landrigan fourth. With only a few laps left Dalitz spun in turn 4 but managed to keep going and recoup and finish in third place. Caruso moved on Landrigan at the same time and finished fourth and fifth respectively in what was an exciting finish to the race.

SA42 Jamie Hendry’s night didn’t start the way he wished discovering a vibration in the rear end in during hot laps. The team went back into the pits for repair and unfortunately missed time trials which relegated him to the rear of his heats.

“We have to thank the Sunline Speedway management for the great job they did on the night and the improvements they have made over the past 12 months. All the teams had good things to say about the track. Their advertising obviously paid off because they had a fantastic crowd and are talking about next season already.” Searle said.

Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Paul Solomon – 14.307

A Main results: 1st V7 Paul Solomon, 2nd SA90 Michael Lovegrove, 3rd SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 4th SA33 Mark Caruso, 5th WA30 Jamie Landrigan, 6th SA16 Jack Gartner, 7th V16 James Wren, 8th V83 Chris Solomon, 9th SA77 Dan Evans, 10th V4 Phil Lock, 11th SA11 Scott Enderl, 12th SA98 Cheian Perrett, 13th SA69 Cody Atkins -DNF, 14th SA96 Brendan Guerin - DNF, 15th SA42 Jamie Hendry- DNF, 16th V29 Michael Tancredi - DNF

Heat winners: V7 Paul Solomon, SA33 Mark Caruso, V29 Michael Tancredi, SA69 Cody Atkins

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Michael Lovegrove - $100 cash B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s – Phil Lock – drum of methanol Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Chris Solomon Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Dan Evans All Star Hot Arse Award – Jarman Dalitz - Fire Extinguisher

Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Paul Solomon – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Cheian Perrett

 

 

East Bay Raceway Park

Gibsonton, FL – Feb. 17, 2018 –

The 42nd annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park concluded with the running of the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s and it was a familiar face beneath the crown who was holding the scepter.

Iowa racer Terry McCarl logged his third title in the hotly contested event, utilizing his pole starting spot and mastery of traffic to claim the victory. McCarl added the 2018 triumph to victories in 2006 and 2016.

McCarl had scored a pair of fourth place finishes leading into the weekend finale, good enough to earn his place among the top six in points who locked into the 40-lap A Main. Prior to the drawing for starting positions, McCarl expressed a desire not to be the one to lead the field to the green, but a young fan reached down and pulled the number one position. McCarl would start on the front row with Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer on the outside.

The first caution flew on lap one for a spin involving Danny Martin Jr. and Phil Gressman, who were both able to continue. On the restart, McCarl moved out with the trio of Thomas Kennedy, Mark Smith and Shaffer in hot pursuit. Another yellow for a four-car incident slowed the pace, but the field would endure a long green flag period that forced the frontrunners to mingle with lapped traffic. McCarl masterfully picked his way through, but could not build a substantial lead through the mid-stages. Shaffer darted past Smith and Kennedy to give chase from second. The final caution flew on lap 27, setting the stage for late race drama. Shaffer closed and caught McCarl going into turn one on lap 37. The pass did not stick as McCarl regained control on the backstretch and pushed on for the win.

Shaffer in second was chased by Kennedy, Smith and two-time King of the 360s Wayne Johnson.

Robby Hoffman backed up his Thursday victory in the Mini Sprints with a strong run in the 25-lap main. Hoffman bypassed early race leader Whitey Kidd and darted through traffic to successfully hide from challengers. Kidd finished third behind Tyler Walton.

ASCS 360 Sprints A Main “King of the 360s Ronald Laney Memorial” Results

Feature (40 laps) – 1. 24 – Terry McCarl; 2. 49x – Tim Shaffer; 3. 21k – Thomas Kennedy; 4. 1M – Mark Smith; 5. 2C – Wayne Johnson; 6. 16B -Max Stambaugh; 7. 1 – Travis Rilat; 8. 3A – A.J. Maddox; 9. 89 – Robbie Stillwaggon; 10. 4 – Danny Smith; 11. 47x – Dylan Westbrook; 12. 28 – Phil Gressman; 13. 61-Parker Evans; 14. 82 – Matt Kurtz; 15. 5 – Andy Teunessen; 16. 43 – Derek Hagar; 17. 77x – Alex Hill; 18. 10 – Mitch Brown; 19. 49 – Shawn Dancer; 20. 20B – Cody Bova; 21. 24M – Danny Martin Jr.; 22. 17w – Harli White; 23. 7 – Carson McCarl; 24. 28c – John Carney

Heats – Martin, Rilat, Johnson

B Mains – Westbrook, Brown

 

 

Mark Smith Snatches the Win on Night 2 at East Bay Raceway Park

Gibsonton, FL (February 16, 2018) – Dylan Westbrook looked well on his way to victory on night 2 of the ASCS 360 Sprints at the 42nd Annual Winternationals from East Bay Raceway Park, until the final lap when lapped traffic and a strong run by Mark Smith on his final laps surprised everyone by edging out Westbrook for the win. Smith was joined by his crew and his Parents in Victory Lane, and made sure to thank his wife and new baby back home in Sanbury, PA. Westbrook had to settle for 2nd, and with his 3rd place finish, night one winner Thomas Kennedy. Terry McCall and AJ Maddox rounded out the top 5.

Mini-Sprint action was eerily similar to the action for the 360’s as it looked like Robby Hoffman was clearly on his way to back-to-back victories after dominating the majority of the 25 lap A-Main. Unfortunately, lapped traffic also took a hand by allowing Luke Thomas to squeeze by Hoffman right at the finish line for the Night-2 win. Tyler Walton, Kameron Morral and Matt Carr rounded out the top 5. The 42nd Annual Winternationals from the “Clay by the Bay” will conclude tomorrow night after the King of the 360’s is crowned.

ASCS 360 Sprints and Mini-Sprint action gets back underway tomorrow with Hot Laps beginning at 6pm and racing starting promptly at 7:00.

ASCS 360 Sprints A-Main Results: Feature (25-Laps): 1. 1M – Mark Smith; 2. 47X Dylan Westbrook; 3. 21k – Thomas Kennedy; 4. 24 – Terry McCarl; 5. 3A – AJ Maddox; 6. 49X – Tim Shaffer; 7. 16B – Max Strambaugh; 8. 1 – Travis Rilat; 9. 2C – Wayne Johnson; 10. 22G – Johnny Gilbertson; 11. 24M – Danny Martin 12. 4 – Danny Smith; 13. 61 – Parker Evans; 14. 48 – Phill Gressman; 15. 7 – Carson McCarl; 16. 16M – Justin Hoffman; 17. 7S – Jason Sides; 18. 10 – Mitch Brown; 19. 23 – Seth Bergman; 20. 89 – Robbie Stillwaggon; 21. 20B – Cody Bova; 22. 10G – Terry Gray 23. 77X – Alex Hill

ASCS 360 Sprints Heat Race Winners: Heat Race 1. 3A – AJ Maddox; Heat Race 2. 47X – Dylan Westbrook; Heat Race 3. 16M – Justin Hoffman; Heat Race 4. 49X – Tim Shaffer

 

 

Kennedy Blows Through Traffic for Night 1 ASCS 360 Sprint Win at East Bay Raceway Park

Gibsonton, FL (2/15/2018) – Thomas Kennedy took the lead on lap 1 and while rarely challenged from behind, the Winnipeg, Manitoba quickly found his struggle with lapped traffic he rapidly encountered during night 1 of the ASCS King of the 360’s Championship at the 42nd Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park. Kennedy paid tribute to the local short tracks near his home for his experience and uncanny ability to effortlessly handle 2 and 3 wide traffic, which was the only impediment that threatened to slow down his incredible performance leading to his night one victory.

While it was hard to take your focus away from Kennedy as he totally held the crowd breathless, there was additional extremely entertaining racing from Mark Smith, Tim Schaeffer, Terry McCarl, and Robbie Stillwagon that was a performance unto itself. They each took turns with “slide-jobs” that kept crowd on their feet and the finish in question until the final laps.
Local Florida drivers Danny Martin, Jr and AJ Maddox maneuvered their way through the extremely tight field for a 6th and 8th place finish respectively, while Max Strambaugh from Chilicothe, OH slotted his 16B in-between the two for a solid 7th place finish. Travis Rilat and Wayne Johnson rounded out the top 10.

Lithia, FL driver Robbie Smith was also in control from the beginning in his 25 Lap Mini-Sprint A-Main Feature. Similar to the ASCS 360 Sprints, the most intense battle was behind the leader as Matt Carr, Jim Young and Whitey Kidd all swapped positions before they settled for 2nd, 3rd and 4th, while Smithsburg, MD driver Cameron Morral driver rounded out the top 5.

ASCS 360 Sprints and Mini-Sprint action gets back underway tomorrow with Hot Laps beginning at 6pm and racing starting promptly at 7:00.

ASCS 360 Sprints A-Main Results:
Feature (25-Laps):
1. 21k – Thomas Kennedy; 2. 1M – Mark Smith; 3. 49X – Tim Shaffer; 4. 24 – Terry McCarl; 5. 89 – Robbie Stillwaggon; 6. 24M – Danny Martin Jr; 7. 16B – Max Stambaugh; 8. 3A – Aj Maddox; 9. 1 – Travis Rilat; 10. 2C – Wayne Johnson; 11. 20B – Cody Bora; 12. 43 – Derek Hagar; 13. 24D – Danny Sams Iii; 14. 4 – Danny Smith; 15. 10G – Terry Gray; 16. 17W – Harli White; 17. 28 – Phil Gressman; 18. 61 – Parker Evans; 19. 22G – Johnny Gilbertson; 20. 16M – Justin Hoffman; 21. 28C – John Carney; 22. 82 – Matt Kurtz; 23. 7S – Jason Sides; 24. 77x – Alex Hill

ASCS 360 Sprints Heat Race Winners:
Heat Race 1. 49X – Tim Schaeffer; Heat Race 2. 1 – Travis Rilat; 3. 89 – Robbie Stillwagon; 4. 1M – Mark Smith

Mini-Sprint A-Main Results:
Feature (25 Laps):
1. 66 – Robby Hoffman; 2. 93 – Matt Carr; 3. 8 – Jim Young; 4. 46 – Whitey Kidd, III; 5. 880 – Cameron Morral; 6. 28 – Conner Morrell; 7. 68T – Tyler Walton; 8. 17 – Austin Craddock; 9. 86 – Russ Heider; 10. 11S – Ian Schroeder; 11. 67 – David Hall; 12. 30 – John Crowder; 13. 3Z – Terry Peters; 14. 5 – Justin Rabon; 15. 20J – Jagger Parker; 16. 51 – Jeremy Finegan; 17. 45 – Kenny Brewler; 18. 1 – Freddie McCall, Jr; 19. 97 – Luke Thomas; 20. 3J – Bryant Paver; 21. 64 – Adam Barnes, DNS; 22. 3 – Micha McCall, DNS; 23. 5 – Jordan Howey, DNS
Posted in Uncategorized on February 16, 2018.


 

Thomas, Jr. Sweeps Sunshine State Midget Challenge

Ocala, FL - After snagging the opening night of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League's inaugural Sunshine State Midget Challenge at Bubba Raceway Park, Kevin Thomas, Jr. picked up where he left off, leading all 30 laps of the main event. This was Thomas, Jr.'s third victory with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.

On the opening lap, Thomas, Jr. immediately took command. With one lap complete, the red was displayed for Sam Johnson who made contact with the wall exiting turn four and got upside down. Johnson was alright, but done for the night. Returning to racing, Thomas, Jr. checked out as Tanner Thorson worked to keep up.

On lap 20 the action slowed as Presley Truedson came to a stop. With plenty of lap traffic between himself and the rest of the field, Thomas, Jr. had a moment of breathing room before the caution came back out on lap 21 for Michelle Decker with front-end damage in turn two. With nine laps to go, Thomas, Jr. checked out and never gave Thorson a chance to challenge him. Zach Daum rounded out the podium, while Chad Boat took fourth, followed by Ryan Robinson.

"For us to be able to do what we did is pretty remarkable for our team," commented Kevin Thomas, Jr. "This is basically the first two races I've ran for them. I ran Turkey Night last year, but different package all together. Like I said yesterday, for these midget motors to hold up as fast as were going around here, hat's off to Toyota and Speedway Engines Development. This is pretty cool. I haven't won that many midget races, but it looks like we're turning into a pretty good team."

"We just started off a little too loose there," stated second place finisher Tanner Thorson. "By the time I got to my shocks and start working them, KT was long gone. They had a phenomenal weekend, they were fast both nights, so hat's off to that team. I just wish we were a little bit better, but we'll keep working on it."

"Last night we blew a power steering line and I hung in there for about 15 laps with no power steering," said third place finisher Zach Daum. "So tonight we worked on this thing, it's a new car, we built a four bar midget. We're experimenting with it and its got potential, so I'm happy with that. We'll run it at I-44 in a couple of weeks and hopefully keep improving on it."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 5D - ZACH DAUM, Heat 2: 25 - KEVIN THOMAS, JR., Heat 3: 51B - JOE B MILLER

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 25 - KEVIN THOMAS, JR.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 25 - KEVIN THOMAS, JR. 2. 63 - TANNER THORSON 3. 5D - ZACH DAUM 4. 84 - CHAD BOAT 5. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 6. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 7. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 8. 9 - MATT MOORE 9. 27X - ZANE HENDRICKS 10. 51B - JOE B MILLER 11. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 12. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 13. 7A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 14. 7JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 15. WEE3 - OTTO SCRAPE 16. 4M - MICHELLE DECKER 17. 7F - ANDREW FELKER 18. 72 - SAM JOHNSON
Lap Leaders: 1-30: KEVIN THOMAS, JR.

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Solomon back in Victory Lane

Chris Solomon took out his first A Main win for the season last night in RD8 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Heartland Raceway. A calculated drive by Solomon after starting in P5 moving forward every lap until he was in a position to challenge for the lead. “I ran the early laps up high but after banging the wall several times I figured this wasn’t going to work so went down low. We started to figure the car out tonight which has taken us long enough but we finally got there.” Chris said at the Presentation.

What a great race it was and looked like going flag to flag. Michael Tancredi’s V29 leading the early stages of the race before he was passed by Brenten Farrer. Tancredi not giving in passed Farrer back again but not for long. It was Farrer’s turn to lead while Chris Solomon was wheeling him and Tancredi in and with lap traffic coming into play was waiting for the chance to make his move and with only 3 laps to go made the pass for the lead. Farrer’s V34 Frijtek Maxim was fast all night again winning the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award and winning both of his heats. Unfortunately with only 1 lap to go Farrer running in second tangled with a spinning Jack Gartner’s SA16 bringing on the yellows. Farrer received right front shocker damage but was able to continue with Gartner on the infield. At the restart with an ill handling car Farrer and ended up upside down in turn one bringing on the red and finishing his night. The race then went green, white, checker. Tancredi was unable to pass Chris and settled for second. NT26 Tony Moule, V7 Paul Solomon and V77 Brayden Parr were also sliding each other for position constantly throughout the entire race with Moule finally taking out third from Paul Solomon in fourth and Brayden Parr rounding out the top 5.

After flying in from Pt Headland on the day WA30 Jamie Landrigan was rewarded with 6th place finish after dropping a heat and transferring thru the B. Current series leader Mark Caruso didn’t have the best of night finishing 9th but managed to lock in more points for the Championship by being consistent and finishing. SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA69 Cody Atkins & SA77 Dan Evans all were rewarded after each spending the week in their sheds with Dalitz replacing an engine, Atkins replacing a Diff and Evans rebuilding a complete car after Horsham last weekend. All finishing mid pack in the A.

Heat races were hard and fast and the night started off badly with young Ben Gartner having mechanical problems and missed hot laps and did not finish his first heat. Jack Gartner was another to have problems not finishing his first heat and not being able to make it out for his second, losing valuable points towards the Championship.

Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Brenten Farrer – 15.191

A Main results: 1st V83 Chris Solomon, 2nd V29 Michael Tancredi, 3rd NT26 Tony Moule, 4th V7 Paul Solomon, 5th V77 Brayden Parr, 6th WA30 Jamie Landrigan, 7th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 8th V6 Eddie Lumbar, 9th SA33 Mark Caruso, 10th SA77 Dan Evans, 11th SA69 Cody Atkins, 12th VA91 Dan Scott, 13th SA32 Ben Gartner , 14th V64 David Aldersley, 15th V9 Jason Domaschenz, 16th V34 Brenten Farrer, 17th V16 James Wren, 18th SA16 Jack Gartner -DNF, 19th V78 Chris Campbell-DNF, 20th V4 Phil Lock

Heat winners: V34 Brenten Farrer, V29 Michael Tancredi, V7 Paul Solomon, V16 James Wren, VA91 Dan Scott.

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Ben Gartner - $100 cash B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s – Dan Evans – drum of methanol Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Eddie Lumbar Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Phil Lock All Star Hot Arse Award – Dan Scott - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Brenten Farrer – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – James Wren

 

 

Luke Weel Takes Wingless Feature at Sungold Stadium

With more than 100 cars in the pits and with three feature events on offer, tonight’s racing at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool always promised to produce and for Luke Weel it proved to be just that as he claimed Round 5 of the Wingless Sprint Super Series.

Weel was joined on the podium by second place finisher Glenn Watts and Luke Storer who finished third.

During the night there were ten heats contested with wins going the way of David Cook, Luke Weel, Daniel Storer, William Caruso and Christopher Temby in the first round before Mitchell Broome, Weel, Michael McDonald, Luke Storer and Alex Thomson secured wins in th second round of heats.

The unique Wingless Sprint Super Series format also saw not one, not two, but three B-Main’s contested with Joel Heinrich, Mitchell Broome and Todd Hobson all claiming victory and making their way to the A-Main.

The final finishing order for the A-Main was: 1st: V28 Luke Weel, 2ND: V35 Glenn Watts, 3RD: V33 Luke Storer, 4TH: VX98 Ben Doukas, 5TH: S16 Joel Heinrich; 6th: V43 Daniel Storer, 7th: V14 Alex Ross, 8th: V77 Alex Thomson; 9th V36 David Cook, 10th: V83 Todd Hobson; 11th: V11 Matthew Symons; 12th: V23 Matthew Balcombe; 13th: W42 Mitchell White; 14th: V26 Luke Schneider; 15th: W77 Daniel Hartigan, DNF VX46 Michael McDonald; S35 Mitchell Broome; S10 William Caruso; V95 Geoff Cook and V2 Travis Millar.

The Junior Sedans were also on show as they contested the prestigious Neville Pike Cup.

The heat race wins went the way of Mitch Glynn, Mitch Glynn again and Ricky Cornwall in the A Grade division while in the B Grade section, which features the next wave of young talent the heat wins were clean swept by Rhys Meakin in the AX85 entry.

The two features were saw the A Grade event go the way of Mitch Glynn who dominated all night long, while chasing hard all the way to the finish was second placed driver Ricky Cornwall with Brad Gartner finishing third.

The B Grade feature over 12 laps saw the top three being Rhys Meakin in first, Caitlyn Gilding in second and Tannar Barclay in third.

The Super Rods as always put on a great nights racing and their heat winners were Darryl Nelson, Andrew Howard and Jason Kavenagh.

The final was as always an action packed 15 laps with the race eventually seeing Andrew Howard cross the line in first place with Howard Stansfield in second and Darryl Nelson in third.

The next race meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Sunday March 11, 2018 and will feature the Grand Final of the Eureka Sprintcar Series as well as the Victorian Legend Car Title as presented by Wheelie Waste.

Tickets and more information are available at www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Kevin Thomas, Jr. Takes Opening Night of Sunshine State Midget Challenge

Ocala, FL – Kevin Thomas, Jr. claimed the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League’s opening night at Bubba Raceway Park in the inaugural Sunshine State Midget Challenge. Thomas, Jr.’s Florida victory was his second career with POWRi, his first coming back in 2015.

With the initial start called back, the actual start saw Tanner Thorson leading lap one, only to relinquish the lead to Thomas, Jr. down the backstretch. The following lap the action slowed for Holly Hollan spun entering turn three. Returning to green Thorson pressured Thomas, Jr. to no avail. With ten laps down the yellow flew again for Hollan, this time for a flat left rear tire on her machine.

Coming back to green flag racing, Thomas, Jr. checked out and put distance between himself and Thorson. On lap 20, the caution was displayed as Chad Boat came to a stop. Boat returned to the pits and was done for the evening. Retuning to green flag racing with 10 laps to go, Thorson hung right there with Thomas, Jr. But, with 27 laps completed, Thorson suffered a mechanical failure entering turn one, ending his night and leaving a three-lap shootout. In a dash to the finish, Thomas, Jr. led Ryan Robinson and Tucker Klaasmeyer to the checkered.

“Good job to everybody on the track crew,” commented Kevin Thomas, Jr. “They made a pretty good racetrack. Me and Tanner had a pretty good battle there. Once he kind of showed me that the top was coming in, I was just getting too slow there on the bottom in three and four. I’ve got to thank Scott Petry and the whole crew over here. They gave me a great racetrack. That was a fun race. I haven’t won a midget race in quite a while.”

“I just can’t thank Abreu Vineyards, Keith, Pete, Big Al and the whole team that works on these enough,” said Ryan Robinson. “We didn’t have a whole lot for them tonight, but we’re going to work on this and be up front tomorrow night. This is a really cool racetrack to run on. It’s my first time here and I love it already. The difference between one and two and three and four, you’ve got to figure it out as a driver. It’s a real technical track.”

“It took quite a while to figure it out,” stated Tucker Klaasmeyer. “It’s really tricky at both ends. It’s probably one of the trickier tracks I’ve been to. It feels like a small quarter mile at one end and a big three-eighths mile at the other. It was a lot of fun and a good first run in Keith’s car.”

Midgets Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 25 - KEVIN THOMAS, JR., 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, 84 - CHAD BOAT

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 25 - KEVIN THOMAS, JR.

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 25 - KEVIN THOMAS, JR. 2. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 3. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 4. 9 - MATT MOORE 5. 27X - ZANE HENDRICKS 6. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 7. 7F - ANDREW FELKER 8. 7A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 9. 4M - MICHELLE DECKER 10. 5D - ZACH DAUM 11. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 12. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 13. 72 -SAM JOHNSON 14. 7JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 15. 63 - TANNER THORSON 16. 21X - CASEY SHUMAN 17. WEE3 - OTTO SCRAPE 18. 84 - CHAD BOAT 19. 51B - JOE B MILLER (DNS)

Lap Leaders: 1: TANNER THORSON, 2-6: KEVIN THOMAS, JR., 7: TANNER THORSON, 8-30: KEVIN THOMAS, JR.

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Farrer’s clean sweep

In what was an almost perfect night Brenten Farrer’s V34 Frijtek Maxim quick timed, won his heat and led the 30 lap A Main from flag to flag for RD7 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Blue Ribbon Raceway. With a dominating lead Farrer took out his second feature win for the season. Following home in second was V4 Phil Lock with Jack Gartner’s SA16 in third. Paul Solomon’s V7 fourth and Chris Campbell’s V78 rounding out the top 5.

Farrer and Campbell were tied for high points after the heats and Farrer’s quick time came into play allowing him to start in pole position for the A with Gartner & Lock in three and four. Farrer got the start but the yellows were soon out with Landrigan and Donaldson tangling in turn 1. Both cars were able to restart from the rear. Campbell was running second and Gartner third for the majority of the A until a charging Lock slipped past both of them after a restart moving up into second. Michael Tancredi, Paul Solomon, Mark Caruso were having their own battle changing positons in the dying laps. James Wren, Scott Enderl & Jarman Dalitz all fast but Dalitz’s night ended abruptly in the middle of turn 1 and 2 in the wall and he was not able to restart again.

Heat races were hard and fast and the night started off badly with young Ben Gartner taking a big hit in Heat two after riding the rear wheel of Tancredi sending Gartner into a series of rolls landing hard back on his wheels. The young gun was unhurt and unperturbed about the incident. Cody Atkins night was marred by rear end problems forcing him to drop his first heat and then rolled to the infield in the A with a broken rear arm. Dan Evans was another to have mechanical problems forcing him head straight into the concrete fence in his second heat. The team worked hard and fast to repair the damage allowing him to start the A. His night then got better starting out of 18 charging up to ninth in the final placings.

“We have had a shocker of a season so for even with winning at Murray Bridge, we have had engine issues, torn up cars and it’s really good to get some results. Starting off with the Quick Time gives you a good kick start for the night. I have to thank Mum & Dad, all my crew & sponsors for all the work they put in thru the week and on race nights. ” Farrer said at the Presentation.

Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Brenten Farrer – 14.017

A Main results: 1st V34 Brenten Farrer, 2nd V4 Phil Lock, 3rd SA16 Jack Gartner, 4th V7 Paul Solomon, 5th V78 Chris Campbell, 6th SA33 Mark Caruso, 7th V29 Michael Tancredi, 8th SA11 Scott Enderl, 9th V83 Chris Solomon, 10th V16 James Wren, 11th SA77 Dan Evans, 12th SA32 Ben Gartner, 13th V11 Brad Foster , 14th SA38 Lachlan McDonough, 15th WA30 Jamie Landrigan, 16th VA2 Boyd Harris, 17th Ron Donaldson, 18th SA98 Cheian Perrett, 19th SA95 Jarman Dalitz -DNF, 20th VA8 Shaun McClure – DNF, 21st SA69 Cody Atkins - DNF

Heat winners: V34 Brenten Farrer, V4 Phil Lock, S11 Scott Enderl, V33 Ron Donaldson

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Shaun McClure - $100 cash

B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s – James Wren – drum of methanol Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Scott Enderl Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Jackpot to next weekend All Star Hot Arse Award – Lachlan McDonough - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Brenten Farrer – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Cheian Perrett

 

 

BLEWETT, PAULES, TIDMAN AND TOMMY CATALANO ARE NAPA KNOW HOW FRIDAY NIGHT THREE QUARTER MIDGET MASTERS IN A.C.BOARDWALK HALL; FLORES FASTEST IN TIME TRIALS; SLINGSHOTS COMPLETE QUALIFYING; 16TH ANNUAL GAMBLER’S CLASSIC SET FOR TONIGHT (SATURDAY)

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ JANUARY 26, 2018 . . . Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J., Earl Paules, Palmerton, Pa., Ryan Tidman, Holland, Pa., and Timmy Catalano, Ontario, N.Y., each punched their tickets into Saturday night’s Gambler’s Classic (Three Quarter) TQ Midget feature by winning their twenty-lap A-Main Qualifiers Friday at Boardwalk Hall in day one action of NAPA Know How Weekend in Atlantic City, N.J.

The winning quartet plus the top five drivers in accumulated Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels point standings, which includes points earned in Friday’s qualifying plus at the previous Indoor Auto Races in Allentown, Pa. in early January, will race in a Dash event Saturday to determine the top nine starters in the Gambler’s Classic.

Blewett, 2017 Wall Stadium Modified champion and perennial Indoor Auto Racing Series favorite, started seventh in his heat race and outran Justin Bonsignore to the checkered.

Paules, a past champion at Mahoning Valley Speedway in both Modifieds and Late Models, outran a determined Andy Jankowiak to take the checkered.

Tidman took advantage of a situation in which leader Keith Rocco and challenger Erick Rudolph tangled, ending Rocco’s race. Rudolph was then penalized, putting Tidman in front. Tim Buckwalter came on to finish second.

Timmy Catalano, the youngest of the Catalano racing brothers, held off Anthony Sesely for the win, set up when Ryan Flores spun and third place driver at the time, Scott Kreutter was penalized.

The remainder of the 26-car field will be set through a series of heat races that will start the Saturday night race program.

Earlier in the afternoon, Flores, Cornelius, N.C., out qualified 64 other TQ Midget drivers in time trials. Flores’ 8.042 clocking set the standard for the class.

In Champ Kart action, Cale Ross set fast time (9.455 seconds) to outpace 47 other Karters. Ten lap Champ Kart heat races were won by Eric Zeh, Jeremy Tuttle and John Berger.

Damon Paul (9.864 seconds) was fastest among 42 Slingshot time trailers while Mike Lapicki, Kyle Herve and Tyler Truex were winners of the trio of ten lap qualifiers. It was Truex’s first time in a Slingshot and first time in an Indoor race.

At the end of the third TQ A-Main Qualifying race, a multi car accident saw driver Mike Tidaback, Brick, N.J., a former Gambler’s Classic winner (2008), sustain injuries. Tidaback was initially unconscious but did became responsive as he was being evaluated at an area hospital. No further information was available on his condition at this time.

Friday’s action set the stage for Saturday’s Gambler’s Classic for the TQ Midgets, a 40-lap feature for the Indoor Auto Racing Series’ top class. Champ Karts and Slingshots will each complete their racing NAPA Know How Weekend action with 20-lap feature races.

Saturday racing begins at 7:00 PM preceded by Fan Fest, an event that allows ticket holders to meet and greet the drivers, receive autographs and snap pictures.

Tickets are available for the Saturday Gambler’s Classic from the Boardwalk Hall Box Office up until race time. Tickets can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster outlets.

First TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): Jimmy Blewett, Justin Bonsignore, Jonathan Reid, Matt Roselli, Chris deRitis, Chad Jones, Brandon Azzalina, Brett Michalski, Mike Iles, Geoffrey Sutton, Bobby Butler, Justin Moensch, Ronnie Flaim, Tony DiMattia, Dakota Kessler, Mark Yoder. DNS: Chad Parks.

Second TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): Earl Paules, Andy Jankowiak, Steve Kemery, Matt Janisch, Danny Bouc, Jesse Maurer, Jack Conover, Robert Geibel, Eddie Strada, Tyler Thompson, Bob Baker, Eric Hershey, Mike Lichty, Austin Bishop, Jason Treat, Tommy Catalano.

Third TQ Qualifier (20 Laps): Ryan Tidman, Tim Buckwalter, Ryan Preece, Mike Maresca, Erick Rudolph, Tim Nye, Anthony Payne, Brett Conkling, Kevin VanValkenburg, John Ivy, Timmy Solomito, Jeffrey Kot, Mike Tidaback, Cole Mullen, Keith Rocco, Andrew Nye.

Fourth Heat (20 Laps): Timmy Catalano, Anthony Sesely, Briggs Danner, Ryan Flores, Ryan Bartlett, Andrew Molleur, Connor Sellers, Scott Kreutter, DJ Forbes Jr., Kyle Lick, Bruce Leote, Joey Payne, Bill Force Jr., Patrick Emerling, Shawn Nye.

 

 

Caruso Sizzles in Hot Mildura

Mark Caruso’s SA33 extended his series points lead when he dominated the A Main with a flag to
flag win in RD5 at Timmis Speedway last night. In what can only be described as oppressive heat with temperatures in the high 40’s throughout the day tested all teams. V77 Brayden Parr came home strongly in second after charging through the field from 9th spot. Rounding out the top 3 was James Wren. This was Wren’s first podium in the All Stars Series and he had a smile to match.

Due to time constraints the feature was declared 4 laps from the finish line. Caruso was under siege on numerous occasions with lap traffic causing a few difficulties to get passed. The racing was hot and fast in the pack with multiple 3 wide racing all through A-Main. Michael Tancredi was enjoying a welcome return to form early on after starting in 6th and running down Caruso in the early sector of the race. The car was spannered by Tony Bartlett but got caught up with lapped traffic and spun causing him to go to the rear of the field in the dying stages.

The Solomon Brothers, Paul and Chris continued their rich vein of form rounding out the top 5 after putting on a thrilling show battling with Parr and Wren on multiple occasions for the minor spots on the podium.

Jack Gartner had another good night behind the wheel of the SA16 finishing in a strong 6th. Shaun Forrell enjoyed his best result in quite some time with a 7th place finish. He was followed Trigga Gates, Phil Lock and Jarmin Dalitz rounding out the top 10.

Daniel Evans who was running 5th in the series before Round 5 was again challenging the lead pack before being squeezed against the wall coming off turn 4 giving the flag man an exciting but scary view of the action with Evan flipping across the Start line. He was joined on the infield by Brenten Farrer who made contact with a lapped vehicle whilst running second earlier in the race.

The Mildura track staff did an amazing job in preparing a multiple groove race track and the heat races showed this with side by side racing. Heat wins went to Paul and Chris Solomon, Michael Tancredi and Trigga Gates.

Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – not awarded as Time Trials we cancelled.

A Main results: 1st SA33 Mark Caruso, 2nd V77 Brayden Parr, 3rd V16 James Wren, 4th V 7 Paul
Solomon, 5th V83 Chris Solomon, 6th SA16 Jack Gartner, 7th NS38 Shaun Forrell, 8th SA5 Trigga Gates,
9th V4 Phil Lock, 10th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 11th SA69 Cody Atkins, 12th VA2 Boyd Harris, 13th V29
Michael Tancredi, 14th VA91 Dan Scott, 15th VA55 Georgia McLeod, 16th V33 Ron Donaldson, 17th SA38 Lachlan McDonough, 18th SA98 Cheian Perrett, 19th- S77 Dan Evans-DNF, 20th V34 Brenten Farrer – DNF.

Heat winners: SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA33 Mark Caruso, V7 Paul Solomon, NT26 Tony Moule

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –James Wren- $100 cash

B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s –Jarman Dalitz– drum of methanol
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Trigga Gates
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Georgia McLeod
All Star Hot Arse Award – Brayden Parr- Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –not given – a year’s subscription to Oval Express
Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Cheian Perrett

 

ALLENTOWN INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES NIGHT TWO THREE QUARTER MIDGET WIN GOES TO NY DIRT SPRINT CAR STANDOUT SCOTT KREUTTER; DANNY BUCCAFUSCA BESTS SLINGSHOT FIELD

ALLENTOWN, PA January 7, 2018 . . . Scott Kreutter of Buffalo, N.Y., won his first career Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Three Quarter (TQ) Midget feature Saturday night inside Allentown's PPL Center Arena in front of a good crowd.

The versatile driver, who does most of his outdoor racing on dirt in Central New York behind the wheel of a 360 Sprint Car, took the lead from his outside front row starting spot on the initial start of the 40-lap main event, then held off a variety of challengers including Friday night winner Justin Bonsignore, past Series champions Erick Rudolph and Ryan Flores and Ryan Preece. Rudolph passed Bonsignore for second with two laps to go in the race. Bonsignore held for third ahead of Matt Roselli, and Jon Reid.

Preece, Andy Jankowiak, Bobby Holmes, Brandon Azzalina, and Joey Payne completed the top ten.

Kreutter's win came in the same car Trey Hoddock-built car that Jankowiak had won with and that the late Ted Christopher had driven in the 2017 Indoor Auto Racing Series.

“I had some big shoes to fill,” Kreutter said. “Teddy was last guy to drive this year and Andy was a proven winner in it. I kept thinking, 'just don't make a mistake in traffic, and don't slip up and get turned around'. I couldn't be any happier.”

The only driver to pass Kreutter during the 40-lapper that was slowed several times by wrecks, was Flores, who had won both Indoor Auto Racing Series features the previous year in Allentown's PPL Center.

Flores executed a clean, crisp pass under Kreutter on lap 27 and was pulling away until his engine blew up in a geyser of oil smoke.

“I had no warning,” Flores said. “You never do with these things. I was lucky to be able to spin the car to the inside of the turn the way I did.”

Kreutter recognized Flores' car's problems before its driver did.

“I saw the smoke and smelled the oil and backed off,” Kreutter acknowledged. “There was no way he was going to last.”

Kreutter also benefited from two mechanical failures of contenders who had moved in behind him for the final five laps of the race.

First, second place runner Preece's car stalled on the track during the delay for the cleanup of the Flores engine failure. When Preece's car wouldn't fire over – vapor lock was diagnosed – he had to go to the rear of the field for the restart.

Also stymied was Zane Zeiner, who had clawed his way from the back of the pack to run fourth late in the race. His car suffered engine failure while circulating under the yellow flag.

These developments allowed Bonsignore and Rudolph to fight side by side for second over the final five circuits while elevating Roselli and Reid into top five finishes.

Reid's incredible drive, which earned him the E. Schneider & Sons Scrapper Of The Race award, and a $150 bonus, saw the Lockport, N.Y. veteran march from 23rd to fifth.

Timex Morgan was injured in a preliminary TQ Midget race and was transported to Lehigh Valley Trauma center with undisclosed back injuries.

In the Slingshot co-feature, Danny Buccafusca won his second career PPL Center Indoor Auto Racing Series event. Buccafusca faced down two determined rivals. Kyle Herve was on Buccafusca's bumper for the first 15 laps of the affair and actually passed Buccafusca for the lead but the pass was negated with a crash reverted the serial scoring back to the previously completed lap.

Herve never challenged again and instead was himself passed by Anthony Raisner, whose charge from deep in the field earned him the E. Schneider & Sons 'Scrapper Of The Race' award and $150. Brett Bieber and Dylan Hoch completed the top five.

Five TQ qualifying heat races were won by Holmes, Azzalina, Kreutter, Shawn Nye and Tommy Catalano. Earl Paules won the C Main, and Tyler Thompson the B Main. Catalano won the TQ Dash.

Slingshot qualifying heats for the 33 entrants were won by Chris Kurtz, Marc Daniels and Kurt Bettler and Seth Spayd. Joe Toth and Raisner won the pair of B Mains.

The next race for the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels is on January 26 and 27 inside Atlantic City's historic Boardwalk Hall.

TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Scott Kreutter, 2. Erick Rudolph, 3. Justin Bonsignore, 4. Matt Roselli, 5. Jon Reid, 6. Ryan Preece, 7. Andy Jankowiak, 8. Bobby Holmes, 9. Brandon Azzalina, 10. Joey Payne, 11. Brett Conkling, 12. Ryan Flores, 13. Zane Zeiner, 14. Mike Iles, 15. Anthony Sesely, 16. Tyler Thompson, 17. Earl Paules, 18. Briggs Danner, 19. Shawn Nye, 20. Steve Kemery, 21. Tommy Catalano, 22. Ryan Tidman, 23. Geoffrey Sutton, 244. Chris DeRitis, 25. Billy Whittaker.

Slingshot Feature (20 Laps): 1. Danny Buccafusca, 2. Anthony Raisner, 3. Kyle Herve, 4. Brett Bieber, 5. Dylan Koch, 6. Cody Kline, 7. Kurt Bettler, 8. Chris Kurtz, 9. Jared Silfee, 10. Marc Daniels, 11. Joe Toth, 12. Matt Dealaman, 13. John Bockhorn, 14. Steve Svanda, 15. Paul Hartwig, 16. Myron Moyer, 17. Dan Morgiewicz, 18. Kyle Strohl, 19. Nick Shaw, 20. Seth Spayd.

 

 

JUSTIN BONSIGNORE CLAIMS OPENING NIGHT ALLENTOWN INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES THREE QUARTER MIDGET CHECKERED; CALE ROSS IS CHAMP KART WINNER

ALLENTOWN, PA January 6, 2018 . . . NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series competitor Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, Long Island, N.Y., raced his way to the win in the first Ironton Telephone Allentown, Pa., Three Quarter (TQ) Midget feature of the weekend Friday night.

The race was the first of the three event Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels.

Bonsigore also earned the E.F. Schneider & Son Hard Charger Of The Race award, worth an additional $150. Bonsignore started 20th in the 25-car field.

“I had to start way back when the front end of my car broke in my heat race,” Bonsignore said. “I had to win the B Main to even start 20th. But the car was always fast. It was just a matter of having the luck to get through the wrecks.”

Attrition claimed several front runners early in the competition. Bobby Holmes led early until his car suffered mechanical problems while leading, under yellow. Erick Rudolph, an eight-time career Indoor Auto Racing Series past winner, got airborne and spun to a stop, and went to the back of the field as a result. He charged back through the pack to finish third.

Ryan Flores was the leader at mid-race, chased by Matt Janisch. But Flores, winner of the last two Allentown Indoor Auto Racing Series events, slowed as the laps unreeled, eventually pulling off with what proved to be a slowly deflating tire.

Bonsignore took the lead with fourteen laps left in the race after Flores dropped out. Matt Janisch gained second spot and finished there, while a late race tangle between Jon Reid and Scott Kreutter cost both a top five finish. Instead, Rudolph shot to third and 2017 ATQMRA Outdoor TQ driving champion Ryan Tidman assumed fourth. Earl Paules gained fifth.

Rounding out the top ten in the event were Timmy Catalano, Joey Payne, Kreutter, Geoffrey Sutton and Billy Whittaker.

In the companion race, Cale Ross of Lambertville, N.J., was the winner of the Champ Kart feature.

Ross led the entire distance challenged initially by EJ Holz. When Holz faded at mid-distance, Mike Perry and Richie Davidowitz took up the chase. Back in the field, Tyler Thompson, who had lined up in the eighth row initially, had also clawed his way into the top five.

Despite some seven caution flags and restarts, Ross was never passed. Perry held for second, Thompson grabbed third late after Davidowitz’s car proved balky on the next-to-last restart, and Ryan Kendall moved to fourth at the checkered. James Shutt was fifth. Davidowitz was seventh.

“Every one of the restarts concerned me because you never know if somebody will drive under you,” Ross said. “That and lapped traffic. But no problems with either one in this race,” Ross smiled.

The win was Ross’s third Indoor Auto Racing Series Champ Kart career victory. Previous scores were registered in Atlantic City, N.J. and Trenton, N.J.

Tommy Catalano and Bobby Holmes led the field into the first turn for the start of the 40-lapper with Erick Rudolph, Earl Paules, Tim Buckwalter and Andy Jankowiak in tow.

Six ten- lap TQ Midget heat races were won by Rudolph, Holmes, Buckwalter, Jankiowiak, Catalano and Paules. Three 12-lap TQ B-Mains were run to complete the 24-car starting field. Timmy Catalano, Justin Bonsignore and Bobby Butler won these frenetic affairs.

Ronnie Mullen escaped injury in a wild flip into the outside fence during the third TQ Midget B-Main. “I flew through the air, that’s all I know,” Mullen quipped in a post-crash on-the-spot interview. Mullen’s crash was of sufficient velocity to temporarily dislodge the concrete barrier.

Three eight-lap Champ Kart prelims were earned by Ed Holz, William Davis and Cale Ross. The 10-lap Champ Kart B Main was snared by Eric Zeh.

The first of the two-day Ironton Telephone Indoor Auto Racing Series races drew a 51-car TQ Midget race and a 27-car field of Champ Karts.

TQ Midgets will return tonight Saturday night, January 6, for another 40 lap feature race paired with the Slingshot division that will run a 20 lap event.

TQ Midget Feature (40 Laps): 1. Justin Bonsignore, 2. Matt Janisch, 3. Erick Rudolph, 4. Ryan Tidman, 5. Earl Paules, 6. Timmy Catalano, 7. Joey Payne, 8. Scott Kreutter, 9. Geoffrey Sutton, 10. Billy Whittaker, 11. Jon Reid, 12. Matt Roselli, 13. Bobby Butler, 14. Bfret Conkling, 15. Ryan Flores, 16. Ryan Flores, 17. Andy Jankowiak, 18. Bobby Holmes, 19. Anthony Sesely, 20. Tim Buckwalter, 21. Shawn Nye, 22. Tommy Catalano, 23. Zane Zeiner, 24. Ryan Preece, 25. Tim Nye.

Champ Kart Feature (20 Laps): 1. Cale Ross, 2. Mike Perry, 3. Tyler Thompson, 4. Ryan Kendall, 5. James Shutt, 6. TJ Reed, 7. Richie Davidowitz, 8. Matt Jarosz, 9. EJ Holz, 10. Anthony Colandro, 11. Ron Midford Jr., 12. Chris Hirt, 13. Stephen Beattie, 14. Gene Gregoric, 15. William Davis, 16. Tyler Tank, 17. Dominic Roselli, 18. Ryan Swartz, 19. Eric Zeh, 20. Dalton Rivera.

 

 

Molly to the Max at Sungold Stadium

Warrnambool’s Darren Mollenoyux continued his recent run of outstanding results at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool when he mastered the field and a racy Premier Speedway surface to walk away with the silverware and a $5,000.00 with thanks to South West Conveyancing.

After pole-sitter Kerry Madsen set the early pace, ahead of a hard charging pack including Mollenoyux, Brad Keller, two-time and defending Max’s Race Champion Jamie Veal and James McFadden it would be Mollenoyux who would stand best the field after taking the lead on lap six and never looking back.

Jamie Veal, hot on the heels of a win at the Perth Motorplex last Saturday night, showed once again that it will take no time to gel with his Krikke Motorsport outfit with yet another strong run for second, while Kerry Madsen displayed his world class talents ahead of what promises to be a fruitful Speedweek campaign before setting his sights on defending his National Crown.

The top three were followed by the always exciting James McFadden who again drove the wheels off the Monte Motorsport W17 car for fourth while Grant Anderson was again stout in fifth.

The top ten was completed by Carson Macedo (6th), who was making his 2017-18 Australian season debut for car owner Sean Dyson, Brad Keller (7th), Cory Eliason (8th), Corey McCullagh (9th) and Luke Walker (10th).

They were followed by Ben Atkinson (11th), Peter Doukas (12th), Marcus Dumesny (13th), Glen Sutherland (14th), Rusty Hickman (15th) and Grant Stansfield (16th).

Those unfortunate enough not to complete the 35-lap journey were Lachlan McHugh, David Murcott, Matthew Dumesny, Aidan Hall, John Vogels, Jake Smith and Shaun Dobson.

The Late Models, once again showed their liking for the Premier Speedway circuit putting on some fantastic racing in support of Max’s Race.

Their feature was taken out by Ryan Alexander who was super impressive all over the track, while Cameron Pearson was another to impress in the V10 car in second place while rounding out the podium was Steve Vaughan in the S67 entry.

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be Round 5 of World Series Sprintcars on Monday January 1, 2018, which will feature an exciting line-up of World Series contracted drivers who will again take on the likes of Kerry Madsen, Cory Eliason and a host of stars.

For tickets and more information please check out www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

King Caruso dominates

Mark Caruso’s feature win secured him enough points to take out the JSR ‘King of the Rivers’ at Wangaratta Speedway for RD4 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series. In what was an almost perfect night Caruso quick timed, had a heat win, and won the Pole Shoot out to put him off pole in the A Main. Caruso dominated the A from flag to flag in the SA33 Pro 4x4 Cool. Followed home in second by NT26 Tony Moule with Jarman Dalitz’s SA95 in third. Young gun Jack Gartner fourth and Chris Solomon rounding out the top 5.

Coming into the final round of the JSR King of the Rivers mini-series Chris Solomon was leading with Caruso in second. With double points on the night and the pair finishing first and fifth enough points were secured by Caruso to give him a 14 point margin to take out the crown and the bonus money. Team support continues to grow for the 3rd running of the King of the River held over the opening rounds of the series. “We may have to now look at upgrading our Cape & Crown for next season to step up to the next level.” Promoter Searle tells us.

With three reds in the 30 main a large Christmas crowd were treated to some action. V78 Chris Campbell rode the wall, SA98 young Cheian Perret another to do the same and NS38 Shaun Forrell all in separate incidents. Unfortunately all 3 cars were unable to continue and parked on the infield. SA95 Dalitz and SA16Gartner both showed talent as they diced with each other after both qualifying into the Top 6 Pole Shoot out earlier. Tancredi’s V29, Dan Evans SA77, Paul Solomon’s V7 and V16
Mr Consistent James Wren also put on a show with exciting racing. Unfortunately for the Farrer
team they were unable to start the A with engine issues finishing their night in Heat 4. Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – SA33 Mark Caruso with a 14.706
A Main results: 1st SA33 Mark Caruso, 2nd NT26 Tony Moule, 3rd SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 4th SA16 Jack
Gartner, 5th V83 Chris Solomon, 6th V7 Paul Solomon, 7th SA77 Dan Evans, 8th V16 James Wren, 9th V29
Michael Tancredi, 10th SA69 Cody Atkins, 11th VA2 Boyd Harris, 12th V33 Michael Holt, 13th V4 Phil
Lock, 14th NS38 Shaun Forrell- DNF, 15th SA98 Cheian Perrett-DNF, 16th V78 Chris Campbell-DNF,
17th V9 Jason Domaschenz-DNF

Heat winners: SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA33 Mark Caruso, V7 Paul Solomon, NT26 Tony Moule

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Cheian Perrett - $100 cash
B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s – Cody Atkins – drum of methanol
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – James Wren
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Paul Solomon
All Star Hot Arse Award –Michael Holt - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso – a year’s subscription to Oval Express
Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Phil Lock

 

 

WHITEY KIDD III MAKES HISTORY AS FIRST TRENTON EAST COAST INDOOR NATIONALS VICTOR; LATE RACE PASS OF ALEX BRIGHT CLINCHES IT FOR 13TH PLACE STARTER; BRIAN CARBER TAKES THIRD FROM 22ND

INDOOR RACING ACTION CONTINUES IN ALLENTOWN, PA JANUARY 5-6

TRENTON, NJ December 3, 2017 . . . A restart with two laps left in the first annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals inside CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. enabled Whitey Kidd, III of Staten Island, N.Y., to shoot by Alex Bright of Collegeville, Pa., who had led from the halfway mark of the 40-lap contest, and score a dramatic, shocking, and well received Micro Sprint win.

“I can't believe he (Bright) gave me the outside lane for the restart,” Kidd said. “Once the green dropped, I shot by him. I couldn't possibly be any happier than I am right now.”

Bright said he was comfortable with his lap 38 restart lane choice. “I was able to restart from the bottom, what, may have been seven or eight times? I had no problems on any of those. Just the one that mattered the most,” Bright reasoned.

The runner-up immediately sought out Kidd on the homestretch after the race to congratulate him on his winning ride.

Bright had started sixth in the race, and Kidd 13th. The third place finisher, Brian Carber of Pipersville, Pa., marched from a 22nd place start to finish third.

“I set up my car to run the second half of the race,” Carber offered. “All I had to do was miss all of the wrecks in the first half, which I was able to do. Just a little ding in the rear bumper,” Carber said.

Tim Buckwalter of Pottstown, Pa., took fourth and Austin Quick of Etters, Pa., was fifth. Both Buckwalter and Quick started inside the top twelve but went to the rear of the field once each for being involved in accidents.

Ryan Smith, Kunkletown, Pa., Luke Thomas, Wyoming, Del., early leader Kyle Lick, Lehighton, Pa., Eddie Strada of Hamlin, Pa., and Kenny Miller of Morgantown, Pa., rounded out the top ten finishers. Thomas started 23rd in the 24-car field, Lick led from the pole position at the start for the first 17 laps before becoming involved in a crash from which he returned, and Strada and Miller each went to the rear of the pack for accident involvement at one point or another in the race.

The crash that took Lick out of the lead happened on a restart coming down for the green flag. Bright, who had taken the lead just one lap earlier, got off to a good start but Lick was clipped from behind by another competitor, sending him into Bright. Bright managed to retain control but Lick was clobbered by several other front runners, effectively ending his bid for the win.

“I felt somebody clip the right rear of my car but I was able to save it,” Bright said.

Fourth place starter Mike Iles of Medford, N.J., escaped injury after a spectacular series of flips that occurred on a lap 12 restart when the field bunched in front of him.

Eight ‘Alphabet Mains’ preceded the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals. The pair of 10-lap E-Mains were won by Joey Jarowicz of Tewksbury, N.J. and Rich Mellor of Wrightstown, N.J. The two D-Mains were captured by Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Pa., and Travis Hill of Sewell, N.J. while the pair of C-Mains were snared by Tyler DeVault of Delanco, N.J. and Robbie Hocker of Warwick, N.Y.

A pair of B-Mains transferred the top six finishers into the A-Main. These were won by Kidd and by Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, Pa.

Excellent track conditions prevailed this night as was the case for the entire East Coast Micro Dirt Nationals with not a single hole nor rut in the surface nor a single molecule of dust.

A total of 84 drivers and teams attempted to qualify for the 24-car A-Main, meaning that sixty teams were sent home.

The race was the first of four Indoor Auto Racing Series events and the only one to be run on a dirt track.

The scene now shifts to the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., on January 5-6, 2018 with the running of the Ironton Telephone TQ Midget event followed by the 15th annual running of the prestigious Gambler’s Classic January 26-27, 2018 in Atlantic City, N.J.'s historic Boardwalk Hall.

The finale for the 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels is set for February 9-19, 2018 at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. for the inaugural Indoor Auto Racing TQ Midget race, where the 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series champion will be crowned.

East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals A-Main (40 Laps): 1. Whitey Kidd III, 2. Alex Bright, 3. Brian Carber, 4. Tim Buckwalter, 5. Austin Quick, 6. Ryan Smith, 7. Luke Thomas, 8. Kyle Lick, 9. Eddie Strada, 10. Kenny Miller, 11. Gary Bozowski, 12. Tyler Ulrich, 13. Jesse Maurer, 14. Geordan Marrero, 15. Brandon Azzalina, 16. Jimmy Glenn, 17. Bobby Butler, 18. Kyle Spence, 19. Billy Pauch, Jr., 20. Pat Bealer, 21. Mike Maresca, 22. Mick D'Agostino, 23. Mike Iles, 24. Brandon Pavel.

First B-Main (10 Laps): Kidd, Strada, Glenn, D'Agostino, Ulrich, Thomas, Tyler DeVault, Brett Altemose, Chris Locuson, Brian Montieth, Chris Fenimore, Nate Smith.

Second B-Main (10 Laps): Smith, Maresca, Azzalina, Miller, Carber, butler, Danny Buccafusca, Robbie Hocker, Nate Brinker, Mike Meyers, Josh Conover, PJ Wiliiams.

 

 

ALEX BRIGHT, TIM BUCKWALTER, AUTIN QUICK AND JESSE MAURER RACE INTO EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS WITH A-QUALIFIER VICTORIES; TOTAL OF 12 STARTERS NOW LOCKED INTO SATURDAY NIGHT FINALE; REMAINING DOZEN STARTERS TO BE DETERMINED FROM ‘ALPHABET MAINS’ PRIOR TO 40-LAP FINALE IN TRENTON

TRENTON, NJ DECEMBER 2, 2017 . . . American Racing Drivers Club Midget past champion Alex Bright, reigning Action Track USA SpeedSTR and Micro Sprint champion Tim Buckwalter, nationally acclaimed Micro Sprint standout Austin Quick and regional Micro favorite Jesse Maurer each punched their tickets into tonight's $5,000-to-win East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals inside Trenton, NJ’s CURE Insurance Arena by winning 15-lap A-Qualifier races last night.

Billy Pauch, Jr., Geordan Marrero, Kyle Lick and Pat Bealer finished second to the four race winners while Gary Bozowski, Brandon Pavel, Kyle Spence, and Jimmy Glenn, third in the four races, also transferred into the Saturday 40-lap A-Main.

Among many laudable performances this night, the second place finish by Marrero in the second 15-lapper was the most noteworthy. After starting deep in the 15-lapper, Marrero, driving one of the oldest cars in the field, began a spellbinding charge to the front of the field, forcing his way by Pavel on the final lap of the thriller to place second.

At least half a dozen flips stopped the A-Qualifiers but no drivers were injured in any of the spills.

A dustless, table-top smooth speedway with a usable cushion greeted competitors throughout the afternoon and evening of action that featured 14 races and hours of practice.

Ten heat races were completed in advance of the four A-Qualifiers to set the starting orders for the events. The actual order was determined not solely by the raw results of the races but rather by ‘passing points’ – the number of positions gained by each entrant.

The ten heats were won by Pauch, Jr., Glenn, Buckwalter, Spence, Bobby Butler, Jesse James Bartleson, Bright, Wayne Scott, Mike Maresca, and Tyler DeVault.

Pauch and Buckwalter each came from ninth and last starting position to win. Bobby Butler came from fifth. Alex Bright officially advanced from fourth to win his heat. But Bright was sent to the rear of the field on the first lap for, in the judgment of track officials, spinning another driver. Unfazed, Bright picked off all competitors to win.

A particularly noteworthy effort was authored by Eddie Strada in heat four. He flipped wildly two laps into the race but was able to keep racing after his car was righted, and finished third in the race.

With qualifiers locked in from the 84-car entry field, the 72 non-qualifiers remain eligible for the remaining 12 feature starting spots which will be determined through a series of “Alphabet Mains”. Each of these ten lap races, ten in all, run Saturday.

The top two finishers in each race advance into the successive race at the back of the field. The ‘Alphabet Mains’ culminate in the running of two B-Mains, with the top six finishers in each joining the twelve Friday Night A-Qualifiers to form the 24-car starting field.

That sets the field for the first annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals.

The race is the first of four Indoor Auto Racing Series events and the only one to be run on a dirt track.

The scene shifts to the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., on January 5-6, 2018 with the running of the Ironton Telephone TQ Midget event. The scene shifts to January 26-27, 2018 to Atlantic City, N.J., for the 15th annual running of the prestigious Gambler’s Classic. The finale is set for February 9-19, 2018 at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. for the inaugural Indoor Auto Racing TQ Midget race, where the 2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels 2018 champion will be crowned.

First A-Qualifier (15 Laps): 1. Alex Bright, 2. Billy Pauch, Jr., 3. Gary Bozowski, 4. Whitey Kidd III, 5. Mike Maresca, 6. Brett Altemose, 7. Nate Smith, 8. Andrew Locuson, 9. Tyler Lindsay, 10. Chris Locuson, 11. Alex Swift, 12. Wayne Scott, 13. Johnny Smith, 14. Bob Maxwell, 15. Anthony Sesely.

Second A-Qualifier (15 Laps): 1. Tim Buckwalter, 2. Geordan Marrero, 3. Brandon Pavel, 4. Eddie Strada, 5. Nick D'Agostino, 6. Tyler Ulrich, 7. Mike Meyers, 8. Josh Conover, 9. Tyler DeVault, 10. PJ Williams, 11. DJ Shuman, 12. Matt Smith, 13. Tyler Brehm, 14. Steve Buckwalter, 15. Corey Anderson.

Third A-Qualifier (15 Laps): 1. Austin Quick, 2. Kyle Lick, 3. Kyle Spence, 4. Ryan Smith, 5. Brian Carber, 6. Danny Buccafusca, 7. Chris Fenimore, 8. Steve Hutchinson, 9. Joe Trenca, 10. Sam Locuson III, 11. James Morris, 12. Matt Janisch, 13. Luke Thomas, 14. Travis Hill.

Fourth A-Qualifier (15 Laps): 1. Jesse Maurer, 2. Pat Bealer, 3. Mike Iles, 4. Jimmy Glenn, 5. Brandon Azzalina, 6. Kenny Miller, 7. Robbie Hocker, 8. Jim Radney, 10. Brian Montieth, 11. Trevor Kobylarz, 12. Michael Carber, 13. Nate Brinker, 14. Eric Bodine, 15. Jesse James Bartleson.

Non-Qualifiers For Friday A-Qualifiers: Matt Jones, Joey Jarowicz, Matt Roselli, Joe Dopke, Eric Heydenreich, Bradley Brown, Jeff Weaver, Justin Moensch, Buddy Hines, Nick Groff, Michael Austin, Nick Walton, Jon Keller, Jordan Thomas, Doug Snyder, Andrew Layser, Kenny Harris, Damon Paul, Jason Rochelle, Zach Herbert, Scott Kreutter, Richard Mellor, Chris Hettinger, Brandon Nicholas.

 

 

Farrer’s team effort rewarded

Brenten Farrer almost scored a clean sweep in RD3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star series picking up Quick Time, a Heat win and the A Main for the night. After bolting a new Maxim together thru the week the team were rewarded for their efforts taking out his first A Main win for the Series this season.

Landing in Australia only 3 days ago from California Cory Eliason showed speed all night. Lining up on the front row with Farrer, Eliason took the lead into the first lap. It wasn’t long before Farrer saw the opportunity to pass Eliason and lead for the next few laps. The pair again swapped positions as lap traffic started to take effect. With 6 laps remaining Eliason tagged the wall in turn 2 ending his night on the infield. Caruso was on the charge also winding in Farrer in the dying stages coming home in second. Brendan Guerin was hot on the tail of Caruso just waiting for the right opportunity but laps not allowing him enough time came home in 3rd, Chris Solomon crossed in 4th and Paul Solomon rounding out the top 5. A fast racy track provided the opportunity for some great close racing and the crowd were treated to an exciting 30 laps.

Eliason and Farrer battled it out in the Pole Shoot Out for front row positions also. Eliason had mechanical issues and with his front wheel racing down the back stretch unattached to his car relegating him to Position 2. Luckily for the Adam Currie team they sustained only front end damage.

With a fireworks display and a Stunt Planes supplied by the local Christmas Pageant in Murray Bridge during the night spectators were given a very pretty back drop to the night’s entertainment

Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award was V34 Brenten Farrer with a 13.022

A Main results: 1st V34Brenten Farrer, 2nd SA33Mark Caruso, 3rd SA96 Brendan Guerin, 4th V83 Chris Solomon, 5th V7 Paul Solomon, 6th SA69 Cody Atkins, 7th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 8th VA15 Corey Lincoln, 9th SA77 Dan Evans , 10th V4 Phil Lock, 11th SA18 Jed Bell, 12th SA16 Jack Gartner, 13th SA 32 Ben Gartner, 14th SA90 Michael Lovegrove, 15th VA91 Dan Scott, 16th NS38 Shaun Forrell, 17th SA42 Jamie Hendry, 18th USA00 Cory Eliason-DNF, 19th SA5 Trigga Gates-DNF, 20th V16 James Wren-DNF.

Heat winners: SA95 Jarman Dalitz, V4 Phil Lock, USA00 Cory Eliason,V34 Brenten Farrer, SA96 Brendan Guerin, SA33 Mark Caruso.

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Ben Gartner - $100 cash B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s – Phil Lock – drum of methanol Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Corey Lincoln Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Jackpot All Star Hot Arse Award – Dan Evans - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Brenten Farrer – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Jamie Hendry

 

 

Kingshott’s Memorial Beasley win.

Bunbury’s Dayne Kingshott was largely untroubled winning the prestigious 27th annual Beasley memorial to add yet another major event victory to his growing list of accomplishments at Avalon Raceway last night.

“I have to thank Keith and Peter McAllan for giving me a great car and the opportunity to win another memorial event, one which they hadn’t won before.” Stated Kingshott post-race.

“The car was bit tight to start with and I had my shocks (Absorbers) wound right out so I knew I had plenty of adjustment to come. This place goes pretty slick pretty easy and once I got the lead it was just a case of protecting the bottom and listening.” Continued Kingshott. “I tried the top a couple of times but quickly worked out it wasn’t going to be won up there. It seemed like I was going slower and slower on the bottom but then so was everybody else.”

Completing the podium was Kaidon Brown, who like Kingshott, will shortly jet over the ditch to take on the Kiwi’s and the Yanks in the Tri-Nations Series, followed by NSW racer Robert MacKay who seemed to just get quicker and quicker as the feature event unravelled.

Stunning South Australian Todd Wigzell was in the thick of some great battles grabbing fourth.

Unluckiest driver on the night, and there were a few, was Travis Mills (Dutton Garage, Sacrifice Scooters V10) who lead early and was the only one to seriously challenge Kingshott. When Toby Smith spun, Mills who was running 2nd went to drive around Smith but the youngsters’ car slid up into the path of Mills.

Mills was able to restart at the rear of the field and then was caught out again when Nick Parker, Who’d been fighting for a podium, tried the high line and tagged the wall and rolled before falling back down onto the tail of you guessed it – Mills, who’d spun to avoid the flipping Permatex Racing entry.

At this point, with just four laps left to run the race was declared.

Another driver who could challenge for the unluckiest title would be Matt Papa, who rolled spectacularly during hot laps! “Too black (the track) and too ambitious” was Papa’s succinct explanation. The team did however resurrect the black 25 for his second heat and the final.

Under gloomy skies, a sadly small crowd witnessed a strong field and some stellar racing and action kicked off by Papa’s hot lap antics.

Kingshott (CME Boiler Makers/KRE Engines V21) set the scene early by winning the opening heat, and then Brown was harshly treated in heat two being sent to the rear of the field after jumping the start twice. Problem was he was the pole car and even after his relegation the outside pole car still didn’t jump on the third start highlighting who was actually the issue. Glen Shaw (Atlantic Performance Oils V72) won the heat from Mills and Brown (TFH Hire Services/Indy Race Parts V97).

Parker then took a comfortable win in heat three ahead of Matt Jackson (Quick Time Titanium V23) who fought magneto issues all night.

Wigzell (GJ Earthworks SA88) who was showing he was equally adept in a Speedcar, a Sprintcar or a Wingless won heat 4 while Jackson’s magneto died as he came out of the last corner in second only to be passed by the entire field.

Heat 5 was the best of the night with a surprising blip on Kingshott’s radar when he spun. On the restart Ryan McKenna (Morbark V9) and Mills then waged an awesome lead swapping battle that was only resolved on the final lap when McKenna ran a little wide into turn 1 and Mills took the win. Rookie Chris Nankiville (ACM Motorsport/Procam Australia V20) unfortunately ventilated his engine after a strong debut.

Tasmanian Champion Joe Lostitch (Kerby Kerb V22) then won the final heat from Harley Bishop (The Speedway Shop SA6) after Brad Day had been black flagged in a strange set of circumstances. David Alford (TEH Transport Equipment Hire v18) had spun the #18 but the stewards though it had been rookie Daniel Timberlake in the #14. As Alford tried to restart ahead of Day, Day refused to allow him the position and then after many laps of “failing to obey the Chief Stewards INCORRECT call” to allow Alford to restart ahead of Day, Day was black flagged.

So, 22 cars then started the much sought after 30 lap Beasley Memorial with Mills and Parker on the front row, from Kingshott, Lostitch, Glen Shaw, Wigzell, Brown and the remainder of the large pack.

Mills got the jump and lead Parker and Kingshott for the first couple of laps until Jackson spun and was tagged by Ash Booker (I-Saw Concrete Power Racing V59).

Mills continued to lead until the next stoppage when Smith spun and was hit by Norm Moore (Moore’s Saw Sharpening SA4).

On lap 6 Mills, feeling the pressure from Kingshott, ran a little wide into turn 1 and Kingshott powered to the lead out of turn two and was never headed again.

Kingshott and Mills then broke away from the battles behind until lap 21 when Smith spun again and was tagged by the luckless Mills.

By this point Parker, Brown, Wigzell, Queenslander Scott Wilson (MudBuddy Q42) and MacKay were having a great battle constantly swapping podium positions until Parker brought the race to its early conclusion with his lap 27 rollover.

In a nice touch, trophies were presented by Leroy Beasley and the Grand daughters of the late Alf Beasley, Sarah and Olivia, with the Beasley BMW powered vintage Speedcar as a nice prop.

Kingshott was also the recipient of the new P1 Australia Sportsman award.

The Victorian Speedcar Drivers Association (the world’s oldest Speedcar/Midget racing club) would also like to thank P1 Australia, Permatex and SE Salt Electrical for their support of the 27th Annual Beasley Memorial.

Next event on the Victorian Calendar is a return to Avalon on December 9 where a continuation of the awesome Speedcar action is set to continue.

VSDA 2017/18 race calendar (subject to change)

December 9 Avalon - Round 3 Track Championship

16 Portland

28 Laang

January 7 Warrnambool – 73rd Victorian Speedcar Championship

13 Avalon - G-Town Rumble/Rd 4 Track Championship

February 9/10 Murray Bridge SA – Australian Speedcar Championship

24 Bairnsdale

March 17 Avalon – Skips Race/Rd 5 Track Championship.

24 Redline – Bill Evans Classic

April 7 Wangaratta

21 Avalon – Round 6 Track Championship.

Further details and a complete list of nominations can be found on the VSDA Facebook page.

 

 

Solomon tames wild Heartland

‘Cyclone’ Paul Solomon picked up top points at the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series last night at Heartland Raceway. Showing speed from the start Solomon led the main from flag to flag in a comfortable win. The V7 was followed home by Rusty Hickman’s V40 J&J and Chris Solomon’s family owned FMG V83. 410 regular Eddie Lumbar slotted his 360 in for the Moama event and after a great drive was rewarded with a 4th place finish. Young hard charger Dan Evans SA77 rounded out the top 5.

In what turned out to unfortunately be a late night the crowd were still rewarded with an exciting 30 laps and the 4 wide salute at the Promoters request. After starting off late and ambulance issue in attendance to a support class accident the time issue was compounded throughout the night. The race track was in great condition for the 30 lap A and enabled good close racing. V78 Campbell and V7 Solomon lined up on the front row of the A. With a lap two incident which saw Campbell spinning leaving V34 Brenten Farrer with now where to go except hitting Campbell. Damage to Farrer’s car unfortunately put him on the infield for the reminder of the race. V83 Chris Solomon, V40 Rusty Hickman, SA33 Caruso, V6 Lumbar all applying pressure on each other whilst working their way thru lap traffic. SA16 Jack Gartner and V16 James Wren diced with each other lap after lap swapping positions time and time again with Gartner finally crossing the line in front of Wren. Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award was V78 Chris Campbell with a 15.539. A Main results: 1st V7 Paul Solomon, 2nd V40 Rusty Hickman, 3rd V83 Chris Solomon, 4th V6 Eddie Lumbar, 5th SA77 Dan Evans, 6th SA33 Mark Caruso, 7th SA16 Jack Gartner, 8th V16 James Wren, 9th Michael Tancredi , 10th SA69 Cody Atkins, 11th NT26 Tony Moule, 12th V4 Phil Lock, 13th V78 Chris Campbell, 14th NS38 Shaun Forrell, 15th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 16th VA2 Boyd Harris, 17th SA98 Cheian Perrett-DNF, 18th VA15 Corey Lincoln- DNF, 19th V34 Brenten Farrer-DNF.

Heat winners: V78 Chris Campbell, V7 Paul Solomon, V83 Chris Solomon, V34 Brenten Farrer, NT26 Tony Moule, V6 Eddie Lumbar

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Shaun Forrell - $100 cash B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s – Cody Atkins – drum of methanol Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – James Wren Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Phil Lock All Star Hot Arse Award – Mark Caruso - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Chris Campbell – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Boyd Harris

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

NEWTON, N.C. -- Jimmy McCune ended the 2017 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season exactly the way he started it: standing in victory lane and celebrating with a big trophy.

McCune completed a near-perfect weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday during the MSR Championships, following up his Friday qualifying race win by redrawing the pole and then dominating the season-ending 50-lap feature.

The No. 88 Abe's Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil sprinter was out front for all but three circuits around the historic .363-mile oval, as McCune weathered a mid-race challenge from Brian Gerster to capture his record-extending and series-leading eighth win of the season.

Saturday's victory marked the 24th of McCune's Must See Racing career and his 101st feature win overall.

All told, McCune's win percentage for the season was a whopping 66.7, as he took home top honors in two of every three Must See Racing events contested.

Though McCune already had his third-consecutive series championship locked up before the weekend ever began, carrying a 97-point lead entering the Hickory event, he stressed that he wanted to finish strong -- and that's exactly what he did.

"Man, I don't know what it is about coming down here, but our car loves these Southern tracks," said McCune, who picked up his third-straight win at Hickory and fifth in a row below the Mason-Dixon Line.

"It's really special to clinch another championship, and to do it down here where we've had so much success lately means a lot. Most of my career I never really raced for points, but now we've been really fortunate the last few years and things have worked in out favor. We always go after wins because those look really good on my wall, but championship trophies are pretty cool too."

McCune never lost focus, despite a restart on lap 22 after nephew Anthony slowed in turn four, which first allowed Gerster to close in on his back bumper bar.

"I was trying to get a little breathing room on the restart, but I spun the tires and Gerster was right there," McCune explained. "I knew if he got a run, it'd be close quarters, but I just waited a couple laps (after losing the lead) to pull a big slider and then let it ride from there."

Perhaps the bigger note was that McCune sat out the first practice of the day with motor issues, before storming back come feature time to capture the victory.

"We always seem to struggle during the early part of the day when we come down here, but we manage to get it right and figure it out when it counts," McCune explained. "In the spring here, I threw three springs at it and still didn't know what we'd have for the race, but it all worked out then, just like it did today. This was a good win for us."

McCune led the first 23 laps before Gerster used a huge dive entering turn three to move inside for the lead, edging him out for the top spot on lap 24 before clearing him completely to assume command moments before the crossed flags were displayed for halfway.

But it was only two more rotations before McCune used a similar move to reclaim the point for good, diving to Gerster's inside in turns one and two on lap 27 as Gerster was held up by slower traffic to take command back and drive away from there.

McCune ultimately drove off to a three-second margin when the twin checkered flags were displayed, while Gerster was left to settle for second one more time.

"It was a good race," Gerster said. "We had something go wrong with our motor, though, because I was probably only running on six cylinders for most of the feature. I was really surprised I could hang with him on the restart, but once I got a crack at him I figured I'd bury it down into the corner and see what happened."

"We got the lead, but I knew if I didn't get up off the corners real well he'd be right back there and drag-race me. He put the big dive-bomb on me there and I just didn't have an answer for it. We were lucky to finish; we'll take this and come back next year to take another crack at it."

Aaron Pierce completed the podium finishers in third, using a huge outside-inside crossover to pass Johnny Petrozelle for the position after Petrozelle was forced three-wide by a lapped car while looking to take second from Gerster late in the race.

Once Pierce cleared Petrozelle for third with 13 laps to go, the Denton, N.C. native didn't have the steam to get back by, but his fourth-place finish was more than enough to clinch the Must See Racing South division championship.

Steve Surniak completed the top five, followed by Bronzie Lawson, who came home sixth and outdueled Adam Biltz for Rookie of the Year honors in the final outing of the season.

The 2018 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season kicks off April 20 at South Carolina's Anderson Motor Speedway.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; MSR Championships; Hickory Motor Speedway; Nov. 18, 2017

1-800-RADIATOR A-Feature (50 laps): 1. #88 - Jimmy McCune [1]; 2. #50m - Brian Gerster [3]; 3. #26 - Aaron Pierce [5]; 4. #59 - Johnny Petrozelle [2]; 5. #1st - Steve Surniak [4]; 6. #4B - Bronzie Lawson IV [12]; 7. #9s - Charlie Schultz [7]; 8. #8A - Adam Biltz [9]; 9. #4L - Anthony Linkenhoker [8]; 10. #33 - Joe Larkin [10]; 11. #12 - Glenn Worrell [11]; 12. #88VA - Bobby Rice [13]; 13. #17s - Jeremiah Simonis [14]; 14. #8 - Anthony McCune [6].

Lead Changes: Two between two drivers.

Lap Leader(s): J. McCune 1-23; Gerster 24-26; J. McCune 27-50.

Laps Led: J. McCune (47); Gerster (3).

Hard Charger: #4B - Bronzie Lawson IV (+6)

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

NEWTON, N.C. -- Just as they have all season long, the McCune family kicked off the final weekend of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season in dominating fashion, sweeping Friday's twin 20-lap qualifying races for the MSR Championships at Hickory Motor Speedway.

19-year-old Anthony McCune led the entirety of the first qualifier from the outside pole, jumping out to a full second's margin on the opening lap and polesitter Charlie Schultz waged an early scrap with Brian Gerster for the runner-up spot.

Gerster worked around Schultz on the second revolution but could never catch the younger McCune, who maintained a consistent 1.5-second gap throughout the remaining distance en route to the win, his first major triumph in Must See Racing competition.

Though Gerster and third-place finisher Aaron Pierce faded in the final laps, both veterans locked themselves into the top-six redraw by finishing on the podium of the qualifying race.

In the second qualifier, three-time series champion Jimmy McCune -- Anthony's uncle -- assumed the top spot after polesitter and early leader Bronzie Lawson IV fell out with motor issues on lap nine, necessitating a caution and the lone restart of the entire day.

From there, the elder McCune held off a hard-charging Johnny Petrozelle to win the qualifier, with Petrozelle and Steve Surniak completing the podium and locking into Saturday's redraw for their starting positions.

Meanwhile, Pierce came away with a $100 bonus for setting the Abe's Auto Parts Fast Time during two-lap qualifying to start the program, posting a lap of 12.293 seconds (106.304 mph) in the No. 26 Sam Pierce Chevrolet/Valvoline entry.

Friday's effort marked the second fast time of Pierce's Must See Racing career, as well as his first since Hickory in 2015.

Petrozelle, Gerster, Jimmy McCune and Anthony McCune completed the top-five in time trials.

Of note, Jimmy McCune had already clinched his third-consecutive series championship prior to rolling through the gates at Hickory on Friday, carrying an unassailable 97-point lead over Anthony McCune on the strength of seven wins throughout the season.

Saturday's portion of the MSR Championships kicks off at 10 a.m. with final practice for the sprint cars, followed by the top-six redraw at noon. The 50-lap feature will take the green flag at 1:45 p.m.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Hickory Motor Speedway; Nov. 17, 2017

Abe's Auto Parts Time Trials: 1. #26 - Aaron Pierce, 12.293; 2. #59 - Johnny Petrozelle, 12.367; 3. #50m - Brian Gerster, 12.383; 4. #88 - Jimmy McCune, 12.618; 5. #8 - Anthony McCune, 12.766; 6. #4B - Bronzie Lawson, 12.863; 7. #9s - Charlie Schultz, 13.165; 8. #1st - Steve Surniak, 13.430; 9. #8A - Adam Biltz, 13.806; 10. #33 - Joe Larkin, 14.496; 11. #12 - Glenn Worrell, 14.849; 12. #4L - Anthony Linkenhoker, 14.975; 13. #88VA - Bobby Rice, 15.344.

Abe's Auto Parts Qualifier #1 (20 laps, top three to redraw): 1. Anthony McCune, 2. Brian Gerster, 3. Aaron Pierce / 4. Charlie Schultz, 5. Adam Biltz, 6. Glenn Worrell, 7. Bobby Rice.

B&B Machinery Movers Qualifier #2 (20 laps, top three to redraw): 1. Jimmy McCune, 2. Johnny Petrozelle, 3. Steve Surniak / 4. Anthony Linkenhoker, 5. Joe Larkin, 6. Bronzie Lawson (DNF).

 

 

Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour

Fresno's Dominic Scelzi took home $6100 by winning the Tribute to Gary Patterson dash and main event last night at the Stockton Dirt Track. It marked his second Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards victory of the season to go along with an $11,000 score in June at Calistoga Speedway.

Fremont's Shane Golobic, inaugural SCCT champion Kyle Hirst of Paradise, Roseville's Willie Croft and Clarksburg's Justyn Cox rounded out the top-five in the feature. 41 cars competed during the final night of action with Shane Golobic setting a new 360 track record in qualifying by clocking a 13.134, earning his 4th LRB, Inc/ ADCO Driveline & Custom Exhaust fast time award of the season.

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Final top-15 in Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards driver and owner standings for 2017. These drivers and teams will take part in the over $60,000 championship fund payout at the January 6 awards banquet in Jackson.
Driver points
1. Kyle Hirst
2. Willie Croft
3. Ryan Bernal
4. Mitchell Faccinto
5. Buddy Kofoid
6. Andy Gregg
7. Steven Tiner
8. Mason Moore
9. Cory Eliason
10. Colby Copeland
11. Shane Golobic
12. Justyn Cox
13. Tony Gualda
14. DJ Netto
15. Cody Lamar
Owner points
1. Roth Motorsports 83
2. Willie Croft 29
3. Rod Tiner Racing 83sa
4. Stan Greenberg 37
5. C&M Motorsports 7c
6. Mike Phulps 56
7. Guts Racing 16
8. Steven Tiner 94
9. Friends & Family Racing X1
10. Friends & Family Racing X1JR
11. Dan Simpson Racing 4s
12. Keith Day 22
13. Cox Racing 31c
14. Rick Lamar 9L
15. John Golobic 57

 

 

Murcott’s Mildura Flag to Flag sweep
After an 8 month wait the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series teams got to display their new war paint at Timmis Speedway Saturday night with Dave Murcott driving the Victory Lane V88 taking a flag to flag win. Brenten Farrer’s V34 and Chris Solomon’s V83 were dicing for 2nd and 3rd with Farrer passing Solomon on the last lap to pick up second relegating Solomon into third.
Murcott enjoyed his run in the 360 “you just got to keep it wound up and keep the foot into it – but I am having fun. He then thanked car owners Victory Lane Racegear Renee & Mat Eastham. “I would like to do some more if I can fit them in”.
An eventful A Main took a while to get going with several attempts at the start. Guerin & Murcott lined up on the front row with Caruso & Paul Solomon behind them. Reds were bought on at the start with Paul Solomon & Guerin sitting on the infield as a result. NT26 Tony Moule, S95 Jarman Dalitz suffered damage also but were able to restart. After a promising start Stacey Gallifords night was also ended abruptly as she retained front end damage and slid into the tire wall in Turn 4. Farrer’s night was not going to plan for the Team with pesky engine issues. After dropping a heat and lining up in the B he drove the wheels off the car to put it onto the podium. Reds were bought out again with S69 Cody Atkins, S15 Jack Gartner & NS38 Shaun Forrell all suffering damage and ending their nights in a Turn 3 incident.
Taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award was V7 Paul Solomon with a 12.510 on the last qualifying lap of the session.
A Main results: 1st V88 Dave Murcott, 2nd V34 Brenten Farrer, 3rd V83 Chris Solomon, 4th SA77 Daniel Evans, 5th V4 Phil Lock, 6th SA33 Mark Caruso, 7th V16 James Wren 8th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 9th Michael Tancredi , 10th NR26 Tony Moule, 11th SA11 Scott Enderl, 12th SA16 Jack Gartner-DNF, 13th SA69 Cody Atkins -DNF, 14th NS38 Shaun Forrell-DNF, 15th SA32 Ben Gartner – DNF, 16th V33 Michael Holt –DNF, 17th VA15 Corey Lincoln-DNF, 18th NSW56 Stacey Galliford-DNF, 19th SA96 Brendan Guerin-DNF,20th V7 Paul Solomon-DNF
Heat winners: V33 Michael Holt, V88 Dave Murcott, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, V29 Michael Tancredi, S96 Brendan Guerin, V7 Paul Solomon
Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Chris Solomon - $100 cash
B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s – Tony Moule – drum of methanol
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Jarman Dalitz –
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Jackpot to the next round
All Star Hot Arse Award – Corey Lincoln - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Paul Solomon – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Hoosier Hero A Main - Brayden Parr - WAV right rear tire
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 - Brayden Cooley - set seat belts
Melbourne Stainless Nice Guy Award - Jason Gibbons - stainless steel front Nerf bar
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw - Anthony Foster - $200 cash

 

Jimmy Trulli holds off Sean Becker to win a spooky good finish at Marysville Raceway season-finale on Saturday

Marysville, CA – October 28, 2017…The penultimate Winged Sprint Car event of the season in Northern California invaded Marysville Raceway on Saturday night with picture perfect weather presented at the quarter-mile. When all was said and done it was veteran driver Jimmy Trulli of Placerville that held off a torrid late-race charge from Roseville’s Sean Becker to pick up the $2,000 win at the Gold Fever H&H Trenching Sprint Spooktacular.

Trulli was aboard the Ingraham Motorsports No. 93 machine during the night and got the jump at the waving of the green flag from the pole in the 25-lap feature. Numerous caution periods and couple red flags plagued the flow of the contest, but in-between the stoppages the action remained entertaining.

Throughout the race Trulli continued to his marks as Sean Becker tried to find a way by, hounding him in second. Becker, the six-time Silver Dollar Speedway champion, was driving for car owner Dan Monhoff and continued to get faster as the main event wore on. With a few laps remaining traffic came into play for Trulli and it bottled him up just enough to allow Becker a chance to make it a battle for the win. With the crowd coming to their feet the duo went side-by-side as the white flag waved.

With a lap car in play off turn two it was anybody’s game, but Trulli squeezed by on the inside and went on to take the checkered flag by 0.218 seconds over Becker. The finish was as good as you’ll see in sprint car racing and a great way to cap the season at Marysville Raceway.

Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid, Auburn’s Andy Forsberg and Colfax racer Colby Wiesz rounded out the top-five. Forsberg’s charge was particularly exciting, coming from the rear of the field after an early race bicycle. Heat races went to Justyn Cox, Justin Henry and Jake Haulot. Forsberg began the night by clocking the fastest lap in qualifying with a lap of 12.264, beating out 21 other competitors.

The inaugural Western RaceSaver Sprint Car event at the Marysville Raceway provided a fast-paced main event that saw veteran driver Monty Ferreira pick up the victory. Ferreira was able to fight his way past teammate Matt Demartini midway through the feature to grab the win.

Demartini, Cole Danell, Mauro Simone and Kyle Rasmussen completed the top-five. The division has been one of the fastest growing in all of California and should be a fun one to see more often in the Northern part of the state next year. Nine cars made the trip north with heat races picked off by Cole Danell and Monty Ferreira.

Veteran Terry Schank Jr. charged to victory in the Wingless Spec Sprint portion of the night. The 2017 season may have not gone as Schank would have hoped overall, but he reminded everyone on Saturday that he’s still one of the best business out west when it comes wingless spec sprint racing.

Fellow veteran Shannon Newton didn’t make it easy on him however, and kept the Santa Rosa racer honest as the feature wound down. With time becoming a factor the race was shortened to 15-laps and Schank ultimately took the checkered over Newton, Dan Hayes, Dan Gonderman and Trey Walters in the top-five. Nine spec sprints were on hand with Gonderman winning the lone heat.

The BCRA Midget Lite portion of the night was captured by Scott Kinney, who held off the late charges from son Hunter Kinney. The midget lites put on a very fast main event that saw Kayla Green come home in third, Emilee Lindgren in fourth and Danica Joe Parker in fifth. Eight cars signed in during the night with the lone heat race claimed by Kayla Green and fast time set by Scott Kinney.

The Economy Sprint main event looked to have been won by Cameron Haney, but after executing donuts on the front stretch he was disqualified. Donuts can only be performed in the corners because of safety issues, which has become a normal rule throughout Northern California. This handed the win over to Tyler Meadows. Jeff Macedo, Chad Thompson, Matt Beardslee and Cameron Haney Jr. rounded out the top-five. Seven cars were in action with Haney winning the one heat.

 

 

2017 CRSA Sprint Tour Finale: Radivoy Takes the OCFS Trohpy, Trombley is Crowned the Champion

It was the biggest event and stage of the 2017 Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour Season. The stars and cars of the 305 Racesaver series group time-trialed their way into an event that would ultimately decide the 2017 Series Champion.
Masonville, New York’s Dana Wagner, in the Hardwood Hills Golf Course 25w, and hometown driver Thomas Radivoy, in the Country Service Center 1Q, would lead the field to the green flag of the 20 lap championship feature event. The race was shortened from 25 laps to 20 laps due to tire wear concerns from the drivers and teams.
Radivoy would jump out and set sail to take the early lead. Thomas had to have a career-type day in order to have a chance at catching Altamont, New York’s Jeff Trombley for the series championship. Trombley, in the Warren’s Auto Body 3A, carried a 17-point lead into the A-Main event.
The race would be slowed on a couple of occasions. The most notable caution flag condition was for a multi-car tangle between 5 cars in turn 4 on lap 7. The only car that was not able to continue after this incident was the Escape RV, Johnson and Conroy Insurance 19em of Sparrowbush, New York’s Emily VanInwegen.
The remainder of the main event would see a battle between Radivoy and the 24 Brandon Wright Motorsports car of East Greenbush, New York’s Bobby Hackel. Hackel had a very balanced and fast sprint car under him. He would make various attempts to close in on Radivoy. But it seemed like turn two would prove to be one of his weak points on the speedway. While Hackel seemed to have a car to win the race, he could not put together a good enough run to overtake Radivoy.
Thomas Radivoy would go on to take his fourth A-Main event win of 2017. Hackel would settle for second. Jeff Trombley would drive a good enough race to maintain his points advantage and come home with a third and final podium position finish. This would be Trombley’s first open-wheeled championship in his illustrious driving career. Trombley would also be crowned the “Hard Clay Challenge” mini series Champion.
The officials and teams of the CRSA Sprint Tour would like to thank all of the tracks, marketing partners and fans involved in supporting the 2017 season. The 2017 championship awards banquet is in the works and the announcement will be made in the very near future. Fans and teams can go to crsasprints.com, ‘CRSA Sprints’ on Facebook, and @CRSAsprints on Twitter to find out more about this year’s championship and the plans for the 2018 season.
Orange County Fair Speedway - Eastern States Weekend - Official Results – October 21, 2017

HEAT 1: Emily VanInwegen, Tyler Boniface, Geoff Quackenbush, Scott Flammer, Christian Rumsey, Scott Frack, Sydney Prince, DQ - Tyler Jashembowski

HEAT 2: Thomas Radivoy, Dana Wagner, Billy VanInwegen, Frank Jashembowski, John Scarborough, Daren Bolac, Craig Pellegrini, Brian Krummel

HEAT 3: Bobby Hackel, Eddie Strada, Jeff Trombley, Chuck Alessi, Jerry Sehn, Peter Dance, B.K. Rizzo, Dan Hennessy

A-MAIN: THOMAS RADIVOY (4), 2. Bobby Hackel, 3. Jeff Trombley, 4. Billy VanInwegen, 5. Dana Wagner, 6. Frank Jashembowski, 7. Brain Krummel, 8. Tyler Jashembowski, 9. Geoff Quackenbush, 10. Peter Dance, 11. Scott Frack, 12. Scott Flammer, 13. Jerry Sehn, 14. Christian Rumsey, 15. Johnny Scarborough, 16. Daren Bolac, 17. Craig Pellegrini, 18. Chuck Alessi, 19. Eddie Strada, 20. Tyler Boniface, 21. Emily VanInwegen, 22 B.K. Rizzo, 23. Sydney Prince, DNS – Dan Hennessy

2017 CRSA Sprints Points Champion: Jeff Trombley
Hard Clay Mini Series Points Champion: Thomas Radivoy

BONUSES:
Shuttleworth Sealing $25 Bonus: Scott Frack
Powdertech Coatings $25 Hard Charger: Brain Krummell 22nd – 7th (15)
MEM Inc. $100 Fastest Overall Timer Bonus: Bobby Hackel (19.608)
MEM Inc. $50 Fastest Group 1 Timer Bonus: Tyler Boniface (19.853)
MEM Inc. $50 Fastest Group 2 Timer Bonus: Frank Jashembowski (19.651)
MEM Inc. $50 Fastest Group 3 Timer Bonus: Bobby Hackel (19.608)

 

 

C.J. LEARY TAKES THE HARVEST CUP
BRADY SHORT CAPTURES THE MSCS SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP

Haubstadt, IN (October 21, 2017) - C.J. Leary of Greenfield, IN,
raced to victory Saturday night in claiming the “Harvest Cup” to
close out the season for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series
and Tri-State Speedway. Leary was the quickest in a 21 car field
whose overall performance produced an event with all 30 laps
completed under the green flag. There were no restarts and every
position drivers gained took an all out effort.
Leary took the lead from Chase Stockon on lap 7. The gap between the
two leaders varied as they overtook traffic. However Leary was in
control. Stockon would cross the finish line a second and a half
behind. Leary collected $5,000 in winning his first career MSCS
feature. Leary’s car is sponsored by Leary Construction and
Highsmith Guns. The car owners are Chuck and Tammy Leary.
The other drivers in the top five were grouped further back in a
second contest with Kyle Cummins leading Kevin Thomas Jr. and Chase
Briscoe to the line. The second five was led by overall fast
qualifier Chet Williams who was followed by rookie Stephen Schnapf,
Robert Ballou, Donny Brackett, and Brady Short. Carson Short
received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award as the eleventh place
finisher.
Brady Short was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger for the race.
He had improved 7 positions overall. Kent Schmidt took a
provisional to start the feature and also improved seven spots to
finish fourteenth. Winner C.J. Leary started seventh and passed six
top competitors. The ZERO redraw had produced a straight up starting
field.
Drivers throughout the field came to race that one last time this season.
Brady Short and car owner Cam Pottorff received their 2017 Hoosier
Tire MSCS Championship trophies and award jackets during opening
ceremonies. It was the fourth series championship for Brady Short
and third in the row for the duo. The MSCS Rookie of the Year Award
was presented to Kendall Ruble during a second presentation which
followed the feature.
In preliminary action the three heat races were won by Chase Stockon,
Kyle Cummins, and Carson Short. Tyler Thomas and Brady Short
finished one and two in the B Main. Collin Ambrose was to have been
one of the 12 starters for the B but had to scratch for the event
after hitting the concrete wall and fencing on the backstretch in the
second heat and flipping. Brandon Mattox and Kent Schmidt were
involved in another accident in that heat. It started with a spin
and ended when Schmidt’s car flipped up onto that of Mattox. However
Mattox started the B and took the last feature transfer position.
Planning and preparation will replace racing for a few months until
the series can return to action next spring for an eighteenth
consecutive year.
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Two other classes were in competition at “The Harvest Cup.” The UMP
Modifieds competed in a 25 lap feature. Dave Beck of Petersburg, IN,
took the $1,500 top prize. Dustin Beck was second in the main event
followed by fast qualifier Mark Lamont. The top three also won their
respective heat races. Matt Hines and Trent Young rounded out the
top five for the feature. Lance Forman won the B Main.
The MMSA Mini Sprint feature was the last event on the race card.
Andy Bradley crossed the finish line ahead of Anthony Haas and Chayse
Hayhurst. Jesse Vermillion was fourth followed by Chase Briscoe.
Briscoe was the only driver pulling double duty. He was fifth in both
the MSCS feature and the MMSA feature. Hayhurst won the B Main.
Anthony Haas, Justin Lewis, and Chase Briscoe took the three heat
races.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.

SUMMARY: “Harvest Cup” / Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN / October 21,
2017

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series (27 Entries):

Overall Fastest Qualifier - 38 Chet Williams, 13.518 seconds

First Heat - 32 Chase Stockon, 9K Kevin Thomas Jr., 30 C.J. Leary, 5 Chase
Briscoe,
_________ 24 Nate McMillin, 11p Brady Short, 17gp Tyler Thomas, 27 Brian
Wallace,
_________ 17 Kendall Ruble, DNS
Second Heat - 3R Kyle Cummins, 38 Chet Williams, 61m Stephen Schnapf, 45K
Ben Knight,
____________34 Parker Frederickson, 37 Dave Gross, 36 Collin Ambrose, 28
Brandon Mattox,
____________5K Kent Schmidt
Third Heat - 21 Carson Short, 4B Donny Brackett, 12 Robert Ballou, 10 Aric
Gentry,
__________ 14 Jadon Rogers, 56x Mitchell Davis, 77 Hunter O’Neal, 20 Steve
Thomas,
__________ 56 Jared Fox
B Main - 17gp Tyler Thomas, 11P Brady Short, 27 Brian Wallace, 56x
Mitchell Davis,
________28 Brandon Mattox, 17 Kendall Ruble, 77 Hunter O’Neal, 5K Kent
Schmidt,
________56 Jared Fox, 37 Dave Gross, 20 Steve Thomas DNS, 36 Collin
Ambrose, SCR.
Feature (30 Laps) - 30 C.J. Leary, 32 Chase Stockon, 3R Kyle Cummins, 9K
Kevin Thomas Jr.,
_______5 Chase Briscoe, 38 Chet Williams, 61m Stephen Schnapf, 12 Robert
Ballou,
_______ 4B Donny Brackett, 11P Brady Short, 21 Carson Short, 17gp Tyler
Thomas,
_______ 24 Nate McMillin, 5K Kent Schmidt, 45K Ben Knight, 28 Brandon Mattox,
_______ 56x Mitchell Davis, 14 Jadon Rogers, 27 Brian Wallace, 34 Parker
Frederickson,
_______ 21 Aric Gentry

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds (24 Entries):

Overall Fastest Qualifier - 7 Mark Lamont, 15.115 seconds
First Heat - 7 Mark Lamont, 8K Levi Kissinger, 54 Josh McPherson, 2M
David Mitchell
Second Heat - 11 Dave Beck, 10Y Trent Young, 84 Stan Beadles, 62K Joel Jensen
Third Heat - 75 Dustin Beck, 57 Matt Hines, 16c John Clippinger, K7
Gabriel Kirtley
B Main - 41 Lance Foreman, 99t Tyler Loughmiller, 42K Neal Kramer, 81c
Chris Cole
Feature (25 Laps) - 11 Dave Beck, 75 Dustin Beck, 7 Mark Lamont, 57 Matt
Hines,
______10Y Trent Young, 54 Josh McPherson, 62K Joel Jensen, 42 Paul Niznik,
______K7 Gabriel Kirtley, 16C John Clippinger, 99T Tyler Loughmiller, cs16
Rick Pauley,
______3M Trace Mehler, 41 Lance Foreman, 8K Levi Kissinger, 29 Aaron Zellers,
______81c Chris Cole, 42K Neal Kramer, 84 Stan Beadles, 2M David Mitchell

MMSA Mini Sprints (25 Entries):

First Heat - 81h Anthony Haas, 7H Kyle Hathaway, 34T Cody Trammel, 88 Jeff
Schindler
Second Heat - 77 Justin Lewis, 12J Jacob Samm, 86 Andy Bradley, 11X Damon
Fortune
Third Heat - 1X Chase Briscoe, 99 Dean Parker, 5 Jesse Vermillion, 73
Jeffrey Vermillion
B Main - 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 8e8 Ethan Rutherford, 76H Tim Light, 87
Travis Stickels
Feature - 86 Andy Bradley, 81H Anthony Haas, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 5 Jesse
Vermillion,
________1X Chase Briscoe, 77 Justin Lewis, 11x Damon Fortune, 12J Jacob
Samms,
________73 Jeffrey Vermillion, 11s Brandon Smith, 21B Ryan Barr, 34T Cody
Trammel,
________ 18C Cindy Chambers, 76H Tim Light, 88 Jeff Schindler, 7H Kyle
Hathaway,
________ 8e8 Ethan Rutherford, 72 Ron Tepe, 87 Travis Stickels, 99 Dean
Parker,
________ 17D Dylan Moan

 

King of the West-NARC

(10/14/17) By Jim Allen, Hanford, CA … Mitchell Faccinto became the 10th different winner on the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Racing Series with an impressive victory in Saturday’s 30-lap Penny Newman Grain Cotton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway.

Faccinto, piloting Stan Greenberg’s potent TSG Recycling Disposal/Western Metal KPC sprint car, started third in the 22-car grid and had a front row seat to the two previous leaders who suffered mechanical issues in front of him.

Buddy Kofoid was the first driver to pace the field and survived contact on the first circuit with polesitter and dash winner Chase Johnson. Unfortunately, he did not survive a broken shock tower as he powered into the third corner on lap four, which caused his car to pirouette and helicopter several times before landing against the catch fence. The red came out and Kofoid climbed from his car unhurt.

Faccinto led the field on the restart, chased by Dominic Scelzi, Kyle Hirst, Tim Kaeding and Johnson. The two frontrunners battled side-by-side for the lead until Scelzi wheeled past the leader going down the frontchute on the fifth circuit. Scelzi essentially began to check out on the field and was a wizard in lap traffic until the caution appeared for a spinning car on lap 13.

The drama unfolded in front of Faccinto on the restart. As the field roared to the green, the torque tube shattered and flew out from Scelzi’s ride putting Faccinto back in front again. Scelzi coasted to the pit area and Faccinto wasn’t about to squander the opportunity to score his first career King of the West-NARC victory.

Faccinto mastered lap traffic the remaining distance and outran fast qualifier and second place finisher Hirst to win by 10-car lengths. The winning team pocketed a $3000 payday and the custom Cotton Classic Hay Bale trophy for their efforts. Hirst’s podium finish came aboard the Roth Motorsports KPC.

Bud Kaeding, who started 10th in the grid, methodically worked his way to the front of the pack in the Morrie Williams Motorsports Maxim. He was eighth on lap four, sixth on the 13th circuit, fifth on lap 17 and eventually finished third. Kaeding entered the event trailing KWS-NARC point leader Gio Scelzi by one point. He left Hanford with a narrow 855-852 lead with only one race remaining on the schedule.

Scelzi’s evening didn’t go exactly as planned when he jumped the cushion and crashed his Roth Motorsports KPC in his heat race. His team hustled and made repairs to put him position to run away with the 12-lap Flowmaster semi. Scelzi started the feature in the 14th spot, and finished eighth.

2011 series champion Tim Kaeding scored fourth in the Harley Van Dyke sprinter. Cole Macedo posted his best career KWS-NARC outing, driving to fifth in the Tarlton Motorsports ride.

The second five to cross Ed Entz’s checkered was 15th starter Cory Eliason, DJ Netto, Scelzi, Jason Statler, and Mathew Moles.

Heat races were picked off by Hirst, Faccinto, Statler and Moles.

RACE RESULTS:

KWS-NARC Fujitsu Feature Event (30 laps): Mitchell Faccinto, Kyle Hirst, Bud Kaeding, Tim Kaeding, Cole Macedo, Cory Eliason, DJ Netto Gio Scelzi, Jason Statler, Mathews Moles, Craig Stidham, Sean Watts, Richard Vanderweerd, Luca Romanazzi, Bobby McMahan, Dominic Scelzi, Chase Johnson, Jarrett Soares, Jace Vanderweerd, Nathan Rolfe, Buddy Kofoid, Grant Anderson

Lap Leaders: Kofoid 1-4, Dominic Scelzi 5-13, Faccinto 14-30

Fast Qualifier (3/8 mile clay oval – 30 cars): Kyle Hirst – 13.823 seconds

Heat 1 (10 laps): Kyle Hirst, Bud Kaeding, Dominic Scelzi, Jace Vanderweerd, Bobby McMahan, Nathan Rolfe, Travis Coelho, Jenna Frazier,

Heat 2 (10 laps): Mitchell Faccinto, Cole Macedo, DJ Netto, Cory Eliason, Sean Watts, Cole Danell, Grant Duinkerken, Geoffry Strole

Heat 3 (10 laps): Jason Statler, Grant Anderson, Tim Kaeding, Craig Stidham, Jarrett Soares, Richard Vanderweerd, Tanner Boul

Heat 4 (10 laps): Mathew Moles, Chase Johnson, Buddy Kofoid, Luca Romanazzi, Vaughn Schott, Brent Bjork, Gio Scelzi

Hoosier Tires Dash (6 laps): Chase Johnson, Buddy Kofoid, Mitchell Faccinto, Cole Macedo, Dominic Scelzi, Kyle Hirst, Tim Kaeding, DJ Netto, Jason Statler, Bud Kaeding, Mathew Moles

 

 

Thorson's 16th Career Win Comes at Jacksonville Race of Champions

Jacksonville, IL - Leading all 30 laps and holding off a late race charge from Rookie Zeb Wise, Tanner Thorson found victory lane for the 16th time with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Thorson's Ron Milton Race of Champions win at Jacksonville Speedway is his fourth of 2017.

Enduring several cautions throughout the 30-lap feature event, Tanner Thorson appeared to be the class of the field as the Minden, Nevada driver was able to jump right back into rhythm and power away from the field after each caution. Running right up against the wall on a cowboy up Jacksonville Speedway, Thorson was never seriously challenged until the final stages of the race when a caution on lap 28 set up an opportunity for Rookie Zeb Wise to challenge for the lead. Wise had charged from the 18th position after running the semi.

In the final two laps, both Wise and Thorson left nothing on the table, as Thorson used everything he had to stay out front, while Wise tried his hardest to hang with him. When the checkered flew, Wise found a career-best second with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, followed by hometown driver Jake Neuman in third. Ryan Robinson took fourth with Tyler Thomas rounding out the top five.

"A lot does happen in a day's race and that's one thing that the fans and drivers love is there's always going to be a next one," said Tanner Thorson. "It's pretty awesome to be able to win here at Jacksonville. I just can't thank my guys enough. They stand behind me. After last night, I thought I may have had the car to win, but that's the difference in starting on the front row or starting in the back."

"We started off the night a little sketchy," commented Zeb Wise. "The power steering pump went out of it and I can't thank Tim, Rizzy, Kevin and my dad enough for getting this thing back on the track. I really didn't think we were going to be able to get to second and battle with all these guys. I can't wait for 2018."

"We just got this BOSS Chassis recently and we've gotten fast these past few races," stated Jake Neuman. "We were fast tonight, but we were nosing over on the right front toward the end. When we get this new car figured out, we'll be faster."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 37 - ANDREW FELKER, Heat 2: 5RJ - JASON MCDOUGAL, Heat 3: 67 -TANNER THORSON

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 91T - TYLER THOMAS

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - TANNER THORSON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 -TANNER THORSON 2. 39 - ZEB WISE 3. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 4. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 5. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 6. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 7. 5RJ - JASON MCDOUGAL 8. 28 - ACE MCCARTHY 9. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 10. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 11. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 12. 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 13. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 14. 77U - CHRIS URISH 15. 09 - ROBBY MCQUINN 16. 5D - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 17. 29 - JOEY MOUGHAN 18. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 19. 37 - ANDREW FELKER 20. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 21. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 22. 97X - AUSTIN O'DELL For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

Lucas Oil ESS Champion Jason Barney takes Fall Nationals Win at Brockville Ontario Speedway

By Dean Reynolds

BROCKVILLE, ONT – Brewerton, NY’s Jason Barney has been making a late season statement why he is the 2017 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) champion by winning his second consecutive $3,000 October victory. Taking the lead from Jeff Cook on lap 11, he beat Mike Mahaney and Coleman Gulick to the line to win the 1000 Islands RV Fall Nationals event at the Brockville Ontario Speedway.

Cook and Barney drew the front row for the 25 lap A-Main with Cook taking to the ample Brockville cushion to open up a sizeable lead early. As the laps clicked on you could see Barney’s #87 closing in. Just before halfway he made his move.

“This is a big win and it feels good to get another win here at the end of the season helping to bring down a great year for me and my team,” noted Jason, “I could see Jeff (Cook) getting a little loose and when we hit the slower traffic I was lucky enough to get a lane down low to get by.”

As lap 11 was scored Barney’s inside sweep got him the lead. Yellow lights shined one lap later for a slowing Jeremy Lasalle which put the duo side by side on the restart. When the green lights shined again, it was Barney taking his front slot again.

As fourth place starting Mahaney also slipped by Cook he tried to reel in the leader. “The track was awesome, It was fast low and high which makes it tough because you don’t know where the cars behind you are running,” Barney continued, “I was comfortable down low but when we came to traffic I had to go high but felt good there also.”

With the final 13 laps going green, the big crowd got a pleasing duel with Barney and Mahaney weaving through traffic to the checkers with Barney under the checkers first.

“We were thinking of going to the Short Track Nationals in Arkansas at the beginning of the year but we felt being ESS champion we have to support tracks like Brockville that had us come in to put on a show and also pay a real good purse,” he went on, “The track was just amazing and with the weather they ran the show right off, we want to thank them.”

For Mahaney his first ever sprint car start at the quarter-mile resulted in a $2,000 pay day aboard the Doug Emery #33. “I think If I could got around Jeff (Cook) before the caution I could have started in the front row with Jason we might have had a better chance,” Mahaney noted, “Being behind the front row, I had to pass Jeff and then catch up to Jason but these laps go quick here.

“I think I might have had a better car there at the end but Jason did a great job passing the slower cars,” Mike on the end of the race, “The track was real racy and it was real fun out there. Thanks to Doug for giving me a great car.”

Gulick’s #14 started in ninth and he immediately took to a groove he is familiar with, up on the cushion. “I went right up high early and picked off some cars, the track was good up there, it was a real good track,” said the Binghamton native. “We just needed a little bit better draw, but that’s ok, everyone had the same numbers to pull from the bucket. We are just glad to get a good run, some momentum as we have been struggling a bit lately.”

Cook held on to place fourth at the end holding off a charging Paulie Colagiovanni. Rounding out the top ten were Rick Wilson, Alain Bergeron, Cory Turner, Dave Axton and Jordan Poirier.

In a very unusual moment, Matt Billings was seen flipping off turn three while the cars were lining up for the initial start. He was ok but perplexed on what happened to the car. Jeremy Lasalle made his first ever sprint car start aboard Shawn Donath’s #53 while Shawn couldn’t attend due to a family function. Lee Ladouceur and Yan Bilodeau suffered blown engines.

Lucas Oil ESS A-Main/1000 Islands RV Fall Nationals – Jason Barney ($3,000), Mike Mahaney ($2,000), Coleman Gulick ($1,000), Jeff Cook ($700), Paulie Colagiovanni ($550), Rick Wilson ($470), Alain Bergeron ($430), Cory Turner ($420), Dave Axton ($410), Jordan Poirier ($400), Chris Jones ($370), Cole McDonald ($350), Pete Richardson ($330), Paul Pekkonen ($325), April Wilson ($320), Jeremy Lasalle ($315), Matt Billings ($310), Lee Ladouceur ($305), Yan Bilodeau ($300)

Lap Leader – Cook 1-10, Barney 11-25

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THUNDER ON THE HILL SEASON FINALE

BRETT ‘THE THREAT’ KRESSLEY DOMINATES HAUNTED HALLOWEEN ON ‘THE HILL. . .

KRESSLEY, HIRTHLER, AND STILLWAGGON SCORE FIRST NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES WINS AT GRANDVIEW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 14, 2017) – It was a spooky Halloween night, but there weren’t any tricks for Brett Kressley, as the 25-year-old scored his first NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series victory at the ‘Mods at the Madhouse Traffic Jam’ on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway.

“This felt like the longest race of my life,” an elated – and champagne-soaked – Kressley said in Victory Lane. “I had a really strong car tonight, and I can’t thank my crew enough for all their hard work.”

The Orefield, PA driver couldn’t have had a better night, scoring the win in his qualifying heat race and picking the first position in the Modified redraw of top qualifiers. Known as ‘The Threat,’ Kressley took the lead at the outset of the 40-Lap feature, and held off the best-of-the-best in Modified competition to score the $5,000 victory.

At the drop of the green flag, Kressley shot away from the 24-car field pulling a full-straightaway lead by the just the third circuit around the one-third-mile dirt oval.

The first yellow flag flew on the seventh lap when Oley, PA’s Duane Howard spun in turn four -- while running in the top-five -- after contact with Boyertown, PA’s Ryan Watt. Both cars were sent to the rear of the field.

On the restart, Kressley rolled back into the lead with Danny Erb following closely behind, while Kenny Gilmore and Craig VonDohren challenged for the third position.

Kressley held control at the half-way mark with Erb and Gilmore holding in the top-three positions. The battle for fourth was heating up between 2017 Track Champion, Craig VonDohren and Freedom 76 winner, Jeff Strunk.

The action came to a stop on lap 26, when Dan Bouc, of Pipersville, PA, flipped his No. 32 Modified in turn 2.

It was all Kressley in the final stretch – but it wasn’t easy for the young racer as a group of veterans were hot on his heels. Danny Erb would finish in the second position, Kenny Gilmore in third aboard the Bailey No. 81, Jeff Strunk finishing in the fourth position and Billy Pauch Jr. finishing in the fifth spot.

Ringoes, NJ’s Ryan Godown brought the Searock Fabrications No. 26 home in sixth, Ryan Watt rallied back to finish in seventh, Mike Gular in eighth, Billy Pauch in ninth and Jared Umbenhauer rounding out the top-ten finishers.

Initial fourth-place finisher Craig Von Dohren was found light at the scales and was penalized to the 24th position.

2017 Grandview Speedway Sportsman Champion, Brian Hirthler picked up the $1,300 win in the Madhouse Sportsman event, starting on the pole and holding off a hard-charging Matt Stangle at the conclusion of the 25-lap main event. Hirthler bookended his 2017 racing season with a win on opening night and a win to conclude the season.

Neshanic, NJ’s Matt Stangle finished in second, Mark Kemmerer in third, Jim Houseworth finished in fourth, and Brad Brightbill finished in fifth.

Despite a busted radiator, Ryan Stillwaggon of Burlington, NJ scored his first career Grandview Speedway win in the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Car Series. Stillwaggon dominated the 25-lap feature event and scored the victory despite slowing drastically in the closing circuits. Tim Tanner Jr. came home in the second position, 2017 MASS Series Champion Eddie Wagner finished in third, Austin Bishop in fourth, and Dave Brown in fifth.

THUNDER NOTES

41 Modifieds signed-in for action during the 18th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party event. Heat races were won by Jared Umbenhauer, Ryan Watt, Brett Kressley, and Duane Howard. Last chance consolation events were won by Ryan Godown and Scott Albert.

Brett Kressley became the 26th different NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Modified winner in 68 races. Jeff Strunk holds the most wins with 12.

The Mods at the Madhouse 40 marked the 18th House of Thunder Halloween events and the conclusion of the 28th season of NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series action.

Plans for the 2018 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series are already taking place with a potential Easter Sunday Modified spectacular and the possible addition of the USAC Midgets.

For more information about NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or follow along on Facebook.com/ThunderontheHill

Modifieds

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Jared Umbenhauer 2. Billy Pauch 3. Meme DeSantis 4. Rick Laubach 5. Ryan Grim

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Ryan Watt 2. Craig VonDohren 3. Danny Erb 4. Kevin Beach 5. Kevin Hirthler

Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Brett Kressley 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Kenny Gilmore 4. Jeff Strunk 5. John Willman

Heat 4 (10 Laps) – 1. Duane Howard 2. Dan Pannepacker 3. Danny Bouc 4. Addison Meitzler 5. Mike Gular

Consi 1(10 Laps) – 1. Ryan Godown 2. Ray Swinehart

Consi 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Scott Albert 2. Doug Manmiller

Mods at the Madhouse Traffic Jam (40 Laps) – 1. Brett Kressley 2. Danny Erb 3. Kenny Gilmore 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Billy Pauch, Jr. 6. Ryan Godown 7. Ryan Watt 8. Mike Gular 9. Billy Pauch 10. Jared Umbenhauer 111. Ray Swinehart 12. Ryan Grim 13. John Willman 14. Addison Meitzler 15. Kevin Beech 16. Scott Albert 17. Danny Bouc 18. Rick Laubach 19. Doug Manmiller 20. Kevin Hirthler 21. Meme DeSantis 22. Duane Howard 23. Dan Pannepacker DQ: Craig VonDohren (light at the scale)

Sportsman

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Mark Kemmerer 2. Brian Hirthler 3. Steve Young 4. Jim Housworth 5. Roger Manning 6. Lex Shive

Heat 2 (8 Laps) -- 1. Jim McGovern 2. Kenny Bock 3. Brad Grim 4. Matt Stangle 5. Jordan Henn 6. Louden Reimert

Heat 3 (8 Laps) -- 1. Joe Funk 2. Craig Whitmoyer 3. Derrick Smith 4. Billy Osmun 5. Brad Brightbill 6. Nathan Mohr

Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Kyle Lilick 2. Mike Lisowski 3. Brad Arnold 4. Caleb Ross 5. Ryan Lilick 6. Andy Clemmer

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Brian Hirthler 2. Matt Stangle 3. Mark Kemmerer 4. Jim Housworth 5. Brad Brightbill 6. Miek Lisowski 7. John McGovern 8. Louden Reimert 9. Brad Arnold 10. Cale Ross 11. Derrick Smith 12. Steve Young 13. Lex Shive 14. Tom Princiotta 15. Kyle Lilick 16. Brad Grim 17. Andy Clemmer 18. Nathan Mohr 19. Jordan Henn 20. Kenny Bock 21. Roger Manning 22. Billy Osmun DQ: Joe Funk (light at the scale), Ryan Lilick (light at the scale)

MASS Sprint Cars

Heat 1 (8 Laps) -- 1. Austin Bishop 2. Ryan Stillwaggon 3. Jeff Geiges 4. Tommy Carberry, Jr. 5. Zack Burd

Heat 2 (8 Laps) -- 1. Eddie Wagner 2. Stefanie Carberry 3. Tim Smolenyak 4. Dave Brown

Heat 3 (8 Laps) -- 1. Dave Bonner 2. Tim Tanner 3. Tom Carberry, Sr. 4. Scott Frack 5. Brandon Poff

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Ryan Stillwaggon 2. Tim Tanner 3. Eddie Wagner 4. Austin Bishop 5. Dave Brown 6. Stefanie Carberry 7. Tom Carberry, Sr. 8. Tommy Carberry, Jr. 9. Scott Frack 10. Jon Haegele 11. Jeff Geiges 12. Zack Burd 13. Dave Bonner 14. Tim Smolenyak 15. Dan Leper 16. Bryant Davis 17. Brandon Poff 18. Chad Connor

Watch for coming announcements about the 2018 Thunder on the Hill Racing Season

 

 

Sammy Swindell Wins His Fifth Short Track Nationals

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 14, 2017) – Sammy Swindell continues to dole out lessons to the younger generation of racers as he charged to an unprecedented fifth Short Track Nationals victory in Saturday night’s 40-lap event finale atop the high-banked, ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval.

The Memphis area racer surged into the lead on the opening lap from his second row starting position and led all the way aboard the Rains Motorsports No. 3s JR1-chassis to capture the $15,000 winner’s take in the 30th edition of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Swindell’s second event win in a row was no cakewalk though, as he had to run a flawless race over the latter half of the race to keep Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Aaron Reutzel at bay less than a handful of car lengths back.

“We had that caution and A.G. (Rains) signaled for me to go up high and we were definitely a lot better up there,” Swindell explained.

While Clute, TX shoe Aaron Reutzel earned the pole position in the feature aboard the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution No. 87 Triple-X by beating Tim Crawley to the line in the Pack Building Materials Dash for Cash, it was fourth-starting Swindell splitting the front duo down the backstretch on the opening circuit to take command.

With Swindell leading the way, Hafertepe, Jr., snuck by Reutzel for second moments before a caution flew for Wayne Johnson’s stalled mount just five laps into the race.

Back under way, Swindell stretched out a half straightaway lead as he sliced through traffic until a final caution flew with just a dozen laps remaining. With Hafertepe, Jr., and Reutzel back on his tailtank, Swindell shifted to the top shelf and was perfect over the final rounds to preserve the win.

In hot pursuit, Hafertepe, Jr., and Reutzel were soon joined by a surging Bill Balog in the battle for second. Reutzel slid Hafertepe, Jr., for second coming to the white flag only to have the current Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points leader cross back under to maintain the position as Balog slipped by for third.

Hafertepe, Jr., prevailed on the final lap to take runner-up honors aboard the Towline Variety/Lonestar Speedway No. 15h Cool-chassis while Reutzel rallied back around Balog to put his Triple-X chassis in third.

“North Pole Nightmare” Balog settled for fourth aboard Ronnie Pitts’ No. 1x with Liberal, KS, native Tony Bruce, Jr., rounding out the top five aboard the Smith Racing/Tiger Towing No. 86.

After starting on the front row outside, Tim Crawley crossed the stripe sixth while Derek Hagar climbed a handful of positions to capture seventh. Hailing from Lincoln, NE, by way of Liberal, KS, Jason Martin was eighth while Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen became the first female to post a top-ten STN championship feature by crossing the stripe in ninth. An STN rookie along with Balog, Canadian Skylar Gee completed the top ten.

Dale Howard, Kyle Bellm, Jeff Swindell, Seth Bergman, Cody Gardner and Morgan Turpen topped the six STN Saturday Night Showdowns. Brad Bowden and Scott Bogucki earned “C” Main wins with Steven Tiner and Wayne Johnson posting “B” Main wins. Willie Croft held the lead in the first “B” Main until mechanical woes stopped him short while Marshall Skinner made hard contact with the infield tires along the frontstretch while racing in a transfer position as well.

Mississippi’s Jan Howard was the winner of the Second Annual “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards for C Main non-transfers.

A total of 74 competitors took part in the 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway with nearly $108,000 in prize money awarded over the course of the weekend.

30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Saturday Night Results:

Locked in from Preliminary Night Feature Events:

3s-Sammy Swindell, 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 1x-Bill Balog, 88-Tim Crawley, 86-Tony Bruce, Jr., 87-Aaron Reutzel.

STN Saturday Night Showdowns (Top 8 in combined points from Preliminary Night and Showdowns to positions 7-14 of “A” Main; Next 26 to two “B” Mains, balance to two “C” Mains):

STN Showdown #1 (10 Laps): 1. 47-Dale Howard, 2. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 3. 17w-Harli White, 4. 7m-Chance Morton, 5. 84b-Scott Bogucki, 6. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 7. 39-Brad Bowden, 8. 52-Blake Hahn, 9. 12w-Dale Wester, 10. 00-Tristan Lee, 11. 17g-Channin Tankersley.

STN Showdown #2 (10 Laps): 1. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 2. 94x-Steven Tiner, 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 4. 2-Michael Day, 5. 6-Dustin Gates, 6. 29-Willie Croft, 7. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 8. 40-Howard Moore, 9. 21b-Zach Pringle, 10. 21k-Kevin Hinkle, 11. 16-Blake Baccus.

STN Showdown #3 (10 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell, 2. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 3. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 4. 99-Skylar Gee, 5. 32m-Adam Miller, 6. D6-Dakota Gaines, 7. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 8. 12T-Joe Young, 9. 10k-Dewayne White, 10. 4-Tommy Snellgrove, 11. 88b-Brandon Blenden.

STN Showdown #4 (10 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, 2. 10-Terry Gray, 3. 5-Eric Lutz, 4. 36-Jason Martin, 5. 2h-Wally Henson, 6. 11g-Mike Goodman, 7. 20g-Jake Greider, 8. 38-Rick Pringle, 9. 17-Josh Baughman, 10. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher, 11. 21-Butch David.

STN Showdown #5 (10 Laps): 1. 88r-Cody Gardner, 2. 8-Alex Sewell, 3. 4s-Danny Smith, 4. 42-Andy McElhannon, 5. 23b-Brian Bell, 6. 26-Marshall Skinner, 7. 1s-Joey Schmidt, 8. 44m-Chris Martin, 9. 44-Ronny Howard, 10. 84-Brandon Hanks (DQ – Wheel Cover infraction).

STN Showdown #6 (10 Laps): 1. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 3. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 4. X-Charlie Louden, 5. 121-Jan Howard, 6. 11x-John Carney II, 7. 31-Justin Webb, 8. 23x-Junior Jenkins, 9. 44c-Chase Howard, 10. 58-Gary Floyd.

“C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature; 4th through 6th to “Red Shirt Dash”

First “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 39-Brad Bowden, 2. X-Charlie Louden, 3. 12w-Dale Wester, 4. 31-Justin Webb, 5. 44-Ronny Howard, 6. 44m-Chris Martin, 7. 2h-Wally Henson, 8. D6-Dakota Gaines, 9. 32m-Adam Miller, 10. 44c-Chase Howard, 11. 16-Blake Baccus, 12. 58-Gary Floyd, 13. 21b-Zach Pringle. DNS: 4-Tommy Snellgrove, 00-Tristan Lee.

Second “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 84b-Scott Bogucki, 2. 52-Blake Hahn, 3. 84-Brandon Hanks, 4. 121-Jan Howard, 5. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 6. 38-Rick Pringle, 7. 20g-Jake Greider, 8. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher, 9. 23x-Junior Jenkins, 10. 10k-Dewayne White, 11. 21k-Kevin Hinkle, 12. 1s-Joey Schmidt, 13. 2-Michael Day. DNS: 88b-Brandon Blenden, 21-Butch David.

Pack Building Materials Dash for Cash – Finishing Order Set First Three Rows of Feature Lineup

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel (1) [$500], 2. 88-Tim Crawley (2) [$250], 3. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (6) [$175], 4. 3s-Sammy Swindell (4) [$150], 5. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (3) [$125], 6. 1x-Bill Balog (5) [$100].

Red Shirt Dash in Honor of Lanny Edwards

Red Shirt Dash (6 Laps): 1. 121-Jan Howard ($500), 2. 31-Justin Webb ($100), 3. 38-Rick Pringle ($100), 4. 44m-Chris Martin ($100), 5. 44-Ronny Howard ($100). DNS: 17g-Channin Tankersley.

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A” Feature

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 94x-Steven Tiner, 2. 8-Alex Sewell, 3. 40-Howard Moore, 4. 42-Andy McElhannon, 5. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 6. 4s-Danny Smith, 7. 5-Eric Lutz, 8. 17w-Harli White, 9. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 10. 39-Brad Bowden, 11. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 12. 12w-Dale Wester, 13. X-Charlie Louden, 14. 11g-Mike Goodman, 15. 26-Marshall Skinner, 16. 29-Willie Croft.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 2. 23b-Brian Bell, 3. 7m-Chance Morton, 4. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 5. 84-Brandon Hanks, 6. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 8. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 9. 51J-Rya Jamison, 10. 6-Dustin Gates, 11. 94-Jeff Swindell, 12. 12T-Joe Young, 13. 52-Blake Hahn, 14. 10-Terry Gray, 15. 84b-Scott Bogucki, 16. 11x-John Carney II.

STN Championship “A” Feature

A Feature (40 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 3s-Sammy Swindell (4) [$15,000], 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (3) [$8,000], 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel (1) [$5,000], 4. 1x-Bill Balog (6) [$4,000], 5. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (5) [$3,750], 6. 88-Tim Crawley (2) [$3,500], 7. 9jr-Derek Hagar (12) [$3,400], 8. 36-Jason Martin (7) [$3,200], 9. 10m-Morgan Turpen (10) [$3,100], 10. 99-Skylar Gee (14) [$3,000], 11. 88r-Cody Gardner (8) [$2,600], 12. 23-Seth Bergman (13) [$2,400], 13. 8-Alex Sewell (17) [$2,300], 14. 7m-Chance Morton (20) [$2,200], 15. 94x-Steven Tiner (15) [$2,100], 16. 23b-Brian Bell (18) [$2,000], 17. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (11) [$2,000], 18. 47-Dale Howard (9) [$2,000], 19. 40-Howard Moore (19) [$2,000], 20. 2c-Wayne Johnson (16) [$2,000]

Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1-40.

 

 

Bayston Takes Career #16 at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, IL - For the fifth time in 2017 and the 16th of his career, Spencer Bayston bagged another victory with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Bayston's victory came in the first night of a doubleheader weekend at Jacksonville Speedway.

Starting outside the front row, Bayston took command at the drop of the green flag off turn two. On lap four, the red was displayed as Austin O'Dell caught the rut in turn one and took a wild ride. O'Dell walked away under his own power. For the next five laps, Bayston was relatively unchallenged as Tyler Courtney worked his way to the front. By lap 10, Courtney had secured the second position and set his sights on Bayston. In the final 19 laps, slowly working closer to Bayston, it looked like Courtney may have an opportunity to challenge for the lead in the final circuits.

In the final three laps though, Courtney looked to have missed his mark entering turn one, narrowly avoiding spinning out each time, allowing Bayston to pull away unscathed. Logan Seavey, the current POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League point standings leader finished third. Tucker Klaasmeyer and Tyler Thomas rounded out the top five.

"I think that was Sunshine showing me a nose there on the bottom, so I figured I should at least try it down there," commented Spencer Bayston. "In the last few laps, I figured I should probably stay down there and we brought home the win. I've got to thank my guys; they work really hard on this thing and keep making it better and better. It's a pretty good night."

"We changed a lot of stuff here from the last time we ran and I think we're definitely on the right track," stated Tyler Courtney. "Tim works really hard on these things. We are getting a little bit closer and I know we can get one. Something stumbled getting into one on the last lap, but no excuse there because he still led all thirty and congrats to him." "We were really good tonight," said Logan Seavey. "The track was pretty hooked up in the beginning and then got really racy. By the time we got the third caution we were already up to fourth place. I can't say enough about the car. We just needed some cautions so we could race with these guys."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, Heat 2: 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH, Heat 3: 39 - ZEB WISE

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 5RJ - JASON MCDOUGAL

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 2. 7BC - TYLER COURTNEY 3. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 4. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 5. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 6. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 7. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 8. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 9. 37 - ANDREW FELKER 10. 39 - ZEB WISE 11. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 12. 28 - ACE MCCARTHY 13. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 14. 5RJ - JASON MCDOUGAL 15. F5 - BROC HUNNELL 16. 57 -MARK MCMAHILL 17. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 18. 09 - ROBBY MCQUINN 19. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 20. 67 - TANNER THORSON 21. 56X -MARK CHISHOLM 22. 97X - AUSTIN O'DELL

 

 

Hafertepe Reels in Friday STN Prelim Honors

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 13, 2017) – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., continued his winning ways by racing to victory lane in Friday night’s 25-lap preliminary feature at the 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires atop the high-banked ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval.

After outdueling Aaron Reutzel for the point in the early going, Hafertepe, Jr., slipped away to a near straightaway advantage over the latter half of the race to secure a prime starting position among the front three rows in Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN championship feature.

While the reigning Lucas Oil ASCS National champion from Sunnyvale, TX, posted his second career STN preliminary feature win and first since 2010 aboard the Towline Variety/Lonestar Speedway No. 15h Cool-chassis, Tim Crawley and Aaron Reutzel earned passes to Saturday’s finale as well by virtue of finishing second and third, respectively.

Following a rally from 13th to fifth in Thursday night’s preliminary feature, Hafertepe, Jr., was on point all Friday evening with heat and qualifying race wins to earn the pole position for the feature event with fellow Lone Star State rep Reutzel alongside.

The duo slid each other a pair of times on the opening circuit before Hafertepe, Jr., edged ahead upon the completion of the opening round.

Following the race’s only caution for a Brandon Hanks off-track excursion beyond the turn one banking with eight rounds in the books, Hafertepe, Jr., slipped away, leaving Reutzel and Crawley to battle it out for second.

Hafertepe, Jr., reached traffic with eight laps remaining yet maintained his rapid pace, crossing the stripe with a handful of lapped cars and most of a straightaway between himself and runner-up Crawley.

“We weren’t gonna get too crazy and race each other too hard there early on,” Hafertepe, Jr., said after his 19th overall win of the 2017 campaign. “We can save that for tomorrow night with the money on the line.”

While Hafertepe, Jr., locked into his fifth career STN championship feature, Crawley and Reutzel diced in side-by-side fashion for several laps before Crawley slipped away to secure runner-up honors aboard Mike Ward’s No. 88 Sprint Car. After fading from the pole position to finish sixth in Thursday’s feature, Crawley’s runner-up showing makes him the first driver in STN history to earn a starting berth in 20 STN championship main events.

After challenging Crawley on the topside earlier, Reutzel dropped to the bottom shelf in the closing rounds to preserve the critical third-place finish aboard the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution No. 87 Triple-X. Saturday will mark Reutzel’s fourth career STN championship feature start.

“We let third slip away from us last night, there was no way I was going to let that happen again,” Reutzel commented after being nipped at the line for the position in Thursday’s feature event.

Liberal, KS, native Jason Martin closed the gap on Reutzel in the closing rounds but had to settle for fourth with Cordova, Tennessee’s Morgan Turpen posting the top feature finish by a female in STN history by rounding out the top five.

Mississippi’s Dale Howard was sixth ahead of Canadian shoe Skylar Gee and local ace Cody Gardner while Jonathan Cornell earned Hard Charger honors by rallying from 17th to ninth. Reigning I-30 Speedway track champion Brian Bell completed the top ten after starting 16th.

Josh Baughman, Wayne Johnson, Seth Bergman, Scott Bogucki, Chance Morton, Terry Gray, Hafertepe, Jr., Ernie Ainsworth and Channin Tankersley topped heat race action for Friday night’s field of 70 with Gee, Turpen, Crawley and Hafertepe, Jr., winning the qualifying races. Jeff Swindell and Rick Pringle earned “C” Main wins with Wayne Johnson and Bell victorious in “B” Main action.

A total of 74 competitors have taken part thus far it the 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway concludes with Saturday’s championship slate of events including STN Showdowns, “C” Mains, “B” Mains, the “Red Shirt Dash”, Pack’s Dash for Cash and $15,000-to-win finale. Racing action is slated to go green at 7:00 p.m.

30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Friday Night Results:

Heat Races (Top 40 in Finishing/Passing Points to Qualifying Races; Balance to Two “C” Mains):

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman, 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 3. 94x-Steven Tiner, 4. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 5. 39-Brad Bowden, 6. X-Charlie Louden, 7. 4s-Danny Smith, 8. 52-Blake Hahn.

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 2. 42-Andy McElhannon, 3. 11x-John Carney II, 4. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 5. 01-Paul McMahan, 6. 88b-Brandon Blenden, 7. 00-Tristan Lee, 8. 75b-Broc Elliott (DNS).

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 3. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 4. 29-Willie Croft, 5. 94-Jeff Swindell, 6. 121-Jan Howard, 7. 44m-Chris Martin, 8. 22-Sean McClelland (DNS).

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 84b-Scott Bogucki, 2. 88r-Cody Gardner, 3. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 4. 32m-Adam Miller, 5. 58-Gary Floyd, 6. 16-Blake Baccus, 7. D6-Dakota Gaines, 8. 44c-Chase Howard (DNS).

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 7m-Chance Morton, 2. 6-Dustin Gates, 3. 21b-Zach Pringle, 4. 11g-Mike Goodman, 5. 4-Tommy Snellgrove, 6. 44-Ronny Howard, 7. 12w-Dale Wester, 8. 8-Alex Sewell (DQ – Nose wing too far forward).

Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 10-Terry Gray, 2. 88-Tim Crawley, 3. 36-Jason Martin, 4. 26-Marshall Skinner, 5. 2-Michael Day, 6. 31-Justin Webb, 7. 23x-Junior Jenkins, 8. 17w-Harli White.

Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 2. 23b-Brian Bell, 3. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 4. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 6. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 7. 2h-Wally Henson, 8. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher.

Eighth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 2. 12T-Joe Young, 3. 40-Howard Moore, 4. 99-Skylar Gee, 5. 38-Rick Pringle, 6. 20g-Jake Greider, 7. 1s-Joey Schmidt.

Ninth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 2. 47-Dale Howard, 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 5-Eric Lutz, 5. 10k-Dewayne White, 6. 21k-Kevin Hinkle, 7. 21-Butch David.

Qualifying Races – Top 14 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee, 2. 47-Dale Howard, 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 5. 6-Dustin Gates, 6. 17-Josh Baughman, 7. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 8. 94x-Steven Tiner, 9. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 10. 01-Paul McMahan.

Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 2. 29-Willie Croft, 3. 88r-Cody Gardner, 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 5. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 6. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 7. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 8. 23-Seth Bergman, 9. 21b-Zach Pringle, 10. 58-Gary Floyd.

Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 88-Tim Crawley, 2. 36-Jason Martin, 3. 42-Andy McElhannon, 4. 7m-Chance Morton, 5. 11g-Mike Goodman, 6. 10-Terry Gray, 7. 40-Howard Moore, 8. 5-Eric Lutz, 9. 32m-Adam Miller, 10. 84b-Scott Bogucki.

Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 2. 12T-Joe Young, 3. 91-Ernie Ainsworth, 4. 23b-Brian Bell, 5. 26-Marshall Skinner, 6. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 7. 84-Brandon Hanks, 8. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 9. 11x-John Carney II, 10. 4-Tommy Snellgrove (DNS).

“C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature

First “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 94-Jeff Swindell, 2. 2-Michael Day, 3. 39-Brad Bowden, 4. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher, 5. 121-Jan Howard, 6. 31-Justin Webb, 7. 12w-Dale Wester, 8. 44m-Chris Martin, 9. 1s-Joey Schmidt, 10. 21k-Kevin Hinkle, 11. 16-Blake Baccus, 12. 21-Butch David, 13. 43-Matthew Bauldwin (DNS), 14. 8-Alex Sewell (DNS), 15. 75e-Broc Elliott (DNS).

Second “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 38-Rick Pringle, 2. 52-Blake Hahn, 3. X-Charlie Louden, 4. 20g-Jake Greider, 5. 17w-Harli White, 6. 2h-Wally Henson, 7. 23x-Junior Jenkins, 8. 10k-Dewayne White, 9. 00-Tristan Lee, 10. 88b-Brandon Blenden, 11. 44-Ronny Howard, 12. D6-Dakota Gaines, 13. 4s-Danny Smith, 14. 44c-Chase Howard (DNS), 15. 22-Sean McClelland (DNS).

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A” Feature

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 3. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 4. 10-Terry Gray, 5. 11g-Mike Goodman, 6. 40-Howard Moore, 7. 6-Dustin Gates, 8. 94-Jeff Swindell, 9. 21b-Zach Pringle, 10. 23-Seth Bergman, 11. 39-Brad Bowden, 12. 84b-Scott Bogucki, 13. 2-Michael Day, 14. 32m-Adam Miller, 15. 58-Gary Floyd, 16. 5-Eric Lutz.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 23b-Brian Bell, 2. 84-Brandon Hanks, 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 4. 42-Andy McElhannon, 5. 52-Blake Hahn, 6. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 7. 94x-Steven Tiner, 8. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 9. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 10. 38-Rick Pringle, 11. X-Charlie Louden, 12. 26-Marshall Skinner (DNS), 13. 9jr-Derek Hagar (DNS), 14. 11x-John Carney II (DNS), 15. 01-Paul McMahan (DNS), 16. 4-Tommy Snellgrove (DNS).

“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. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (1), 2. 88-Tim Crawley (4), 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel (2), 4. 36-Jason Martin (3), 5. 10m-Morgan Turpen (8), 6. 47-Dale Howard (9), 7. 99-Skylar Gee (7), 8. 88r-Cody Gardner (12), 9. 28-Jonathan Cornell (17), 10. 23b-Brian Bell (16), 11. 29-Willie Croft (10), 12. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (5), 13. 2c-Wayne Johnson (15), 14. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek (11), 15. 14k-Kyle Bellm (19), 16. 7m-Chance Morton (6), 17. 17-Josh Baughman (20), 18. 12T-Joe Young (13), 19. 17g-Channin Tankersley (14), 20. 84-Brandon Hanks (18).

Lap Leaders: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-25.

30th Annual STN Points after Night Two (Best of the Two Preliminary Nights – Lock-Ins not included in point totals):

1. 36-Jason Martin 509.0

2. 10m-Morgan Turpen 487.5

3. 47-Dale Howard 483.0

4. 99-Skylar Gee 482.0

5. 28-Jonathan Cornell 481.0

6. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth 479.0

7. 23-Seth Bergman 474.0

8. 26-Marshall Skinner 472.0

9. 88r-Cody Gardner 468.0

10. 29-Willie Croft 459.0

11. 23b-Brian Bell 451.5

12. 7m-Chance Morton 451.0

13. 9jr-Derek Hagar 450.0

14. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek 446.0

15. 42-Andy McElhannon 441.0

16. 2c-Wayne Johnson 439.0

17. 8-Alex Sewell 430.0

18. 94x-Steven Tiner 427.5

19. 12T-Joe Young 427.0

20. 17-Josh Baughman 425.0

21. 17g-Channin Tankersley 418.5

22. 14k-Kyle Bellm 417.0

23. 40-Howard Moore 416.0

24. 5-Eric Lutz 406.0

25. 84-Brandon Hanks 402.5

26. 10-Terry Gray 400.5

27. 6-Dustin Gates 393.5

28. 11g-Mike Goodman 389.5

29. 99x-Dalton Stevens 376.0

30. 11x-John Carney II 374.0

31. 17w-Harli White 365.0

32. 51J-Ryan Jamison 365.0

33. 01-Paul McMahan 361.0

34. 43-Matthew Bauldwin 358.5

35. 15J-Jeremy Middleton 351.0

36. 44m-Chris Martin 350.0

37. 21b-Zach Pringle 349.5

38. 39-Brad Bowden 339.0

39. 4s-Danny Smith 333.0

40. 84b-Scott Bogucki 328.0

41. 94-Jeff Swindell 323.5

42. 2-Michael Day 320.5

43. 32m-Adam Miller 317.0

44. 38-Rick Pringle 315.5

45. 52-Blake Hahn 314.5

46. 12w-Dale Wester 313.0

47. d6-Dakota Gaines 309.5

48. 58-Gary Floyd 307.0

49. X-Charlie Louden 306.0

50. 22-Sean McClelland 305.0

51. 95-Matt Covington 304.0

52. 4-Tommy Snellgrove 293.0

53. 20g-Jake Greider 282.0

54. 2h-Wally Henson 282.0

55. 121-Jan Howard 273.5

56. 23x-Junior Jenkins 272.5

57. 31-Justin Webb 272.5

58. 10k-Dewayne White 268.5

59. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher 266.5

60. 21k-Kevin Hinkle 258.0

61. 88b-Brandon Blenden 256.5

62. 1s-Joey Schmidt 256.0

63. 44-Ronny Howard 255.0

64. 16-Blake Baccus 254.0

65. 00-Tristan Lee 250.5

66. 21-Butch David 238.5

67. 44c-Chase Howard 224.0

68. 75b-Broc Elliott 211.0

Locked-in: 3s-Sammy Swindell, 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 1x-Bill Balog, 88-Tim Crawley, 86-Tony Bruce, Jr., 87-Aaron Reutzel.

 

 

Swindell Stops Nightmare at I-30 – Wins STN Opener

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 12, 2017) – Sammy Swindell kicked off his pursuit of an unprecedented fifth Short Track Nationals crown in strong fashion by wiring the field in Thursday night’s 25-lap feature that kicked off I-30 Speedway’s 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Though he led the entire distance aboard the Rains Motorsports No. 3s, it wasn’t without some strong mid-race pressure from “North Pole Nightmare” Bill Balog. Swindell ultimately worked through traffic in the latter stages to secure the win ahead of Balog with Tony Bruce, Jr., making a late rally to steal the third and final lock-in position to Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN championship finale.

After accumulating the most points through heat and qualifying race action, it was 1998 STN champion and hometown favorite Tim Crawley leading the feature field to the green flag with four-time and defending race winner Swindell alongside.

Swindell gunned into the lead at the outset and kept Crawley and third-starter Balog at bay in the opening rounds before the red flag flew for Josh Baughman’s wild ride through turns three and four. The Odessa, TX, racer walked away unscathed.

Back under way, Swindell set the pace on the low side while Balog worked the top side to dispose of Crawley for second by the seventh circuit.

Soon after the race’s second and final interruption for a Cody Gardner spin in turn one with eight laps in the books, Balog turned up the heat and began pressuring for the point. Swindell stayed steady on the low side though and worked through traffic over the final eight circuits to post his sixth career STN preliminary feature win.

A former Alaska resident now calling Wisconsin home, Balog put Ronnie Pitts’ No. 1x entry into the big show in his first official STN start after a 2015 effort was eliminated due to inclement weather.

In the lead duo’s wake, the battle for the third and final lock-in position was heated with Aaron Reutzel driving the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution No. 87 past Crawley for third at the midway point.

But, two-time STN winner Tony Bruce, Jr., was on the move in the Smith Racing No. 86, taking fourth away from Crawley on the 21st lap and then gobbling up more than a half straightaway deficit to nip Reutzel at the line for third by mere inches.

Reutzel settled for fourth with Sam Hafertepe, Jr., climbing from 13th to round out the top five. Crawley crossed the stripe sixth with Ernie Ainsworth, Jonathan Cornell, Seth Bergman and 19th-starter Howard Moore completing the top ten.

Crawley, Morgan Turpen, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Steven Tiner, Reutzel, Kyle Bellm, Skylar Gee, Gardner and Swindell topped heat race action for Thursday night’s 71-car field with Bergman, Andy McElhannon, Swindell and Balog winning the qualifying races.

Brian Bell and Willie Croft topped “C” Main action with Alex Sewell and Steven Tiner winning the “B” Mains.

Sean McClelland flipped in turn one in qualifying race action while two-time STN king Paul McMahan flipped in “B” Main competition. There were no injuries.

The 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway continues with another full slate of preliminary action on Friday night. The green flag is set to fly at 7:30 p.m.

30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Thursday Night Results:

Heat Races (Top 40 in Finishing/Passing Points to Qualifying Races; Balance to Two “C” Mains):

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 88-Tim Crawley, 2. 84-Brandon Hanks, 3. 95-Matt Covington, 4. 40-Howard Moore, 5. 6-Dustin Gates, 6. 23b-Brian Bell, 7. 10k-Dewayne White, 8. 36-Jason Martin.

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 2. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 3. 01-Paul McMahan, 4. 12w-Dale Wester, 5. 4s-Danny Smith, 6. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher, 7. 21b-Zach Pringle, 8. 121-Jan Howard.

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 2. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 3. 42-Andy McElhannon, 4. 32m-Adam Miller, 5. 38-Rick Pringle, 6. 84b-Scott Bogucki, 7. 44-Ronny Howard, 8. 44c-Chase Howard.

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 94x-Steven Tiner, 2. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 4. 1x-Bill Balog, 5. 7m-Chance Morton, 6. 58-Gary Floyd, 7. 21k-Kevin Hinkle, 8. 21-Butch David.

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 2. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr., 3. 17w-Harli White, 4. 29-Willie Croft, 5. 11x-Garry Lee Maier, 6. 12T-Joe Young, 7. 1s-Joey Schmidt, 8. 16-Blake Baccus.

Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 2. 2-Michael Day, 3. 26-Marshall Skinner, 4. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 5. 5-Eric Lutz, 6. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 7. 31-Justin Webb, 8. 4-Tommy Snellgrove.

Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee, 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 3. 47-Dale Howard, 4. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 5. 22-Sean McClelland, 6. 2h-Wally Henson, 7. 10-Terry Gray, 8. 20g-Jake Greider.

Eighth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 88r-Cody Gardner, 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 4. 23-Seth Bergman, 5. 44m-Chris Martin, 6. D6-Dakota Gaines, 7. X-Charlie Louden, 8. 00-Tristan Lee.

Ninth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 3s-Sammy Swindell, 2. 8-Alex Sewell, 3. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 4. 39-Brad Bowden, 5. 23x-Junior Jenkins, 6. 52-Blake Hahn, 7. 11g-Mike Goodman.

Qualifying Races – Top 14 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, 2. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 3. 88-Tim Crawley, 4. 88r-Cody Gardner, 5. 9jr-Derek Hagar, 6. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 7. 11x-John Carney II, 8. 40-Howard Moore, 9. 2-Michael Day, 10. 32m-Adam Miller.

Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 42-Andy McElhannon, 2. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr., 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 5. 01-Paul McMahan, 6. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 7. 94x-Steven Tiner, 8. 7m-Chance Morton, 9. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 10. 22-Sean McClelland.

Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 3s-Sammy Swindell, 2. 17-Josh Baughman, 3. 84-Brandon Hanks, 4. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 5. 5-Eric Lutz, 6. 8-Alex Sewell, 7. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 8. 44m-Chris Martin, 9. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 10. 95-Matt Covington.

Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 1x-Bill Balog, 2. 26-Marshall Skinner, 3. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 4. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 5. 17w-Harli White, 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 7. 47-Dale Howard, 8. 39-Brad Bowden, 9. 6-Dustin Gates, 10. 12w-Dale Wester.

“C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature

First “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 23b-Brian Bell, 2. 38-Rick Pringle, 3. 52-Blake Hahn, 4. 36-Jason Martin, 5. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 6. 10-Terry Gray, 7. X-Charlie Louden, 8. 11g-Mike Goodman, 9. 12T-Joe Young, 10. 58-Gary Floyd, 11. 10k-Dewayne White, 12. 31-Justin Webb, 13. 99x-Dalton Stevens, 14. 4-Tommy Snellgrove, 15. 121-Jan Howard (DNS), 16. 00-Tristan Lee (DNS).

Second “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 29-Willie Croft, 2. 4s-Danny Smith, 3. D6-Dakota Gaines, 4. 2h-Wally Henson, 5. 21b-Zach Pringle, 6. 20g-Jake Greider, 7. 23s-Junior Jenkins, 8. 1s-Joey Schmidt, 9. 44-Ronny Howard, 10. 21k-Kevin Hinkle, 11. 21-Butch David, 12. 16-Blake Baccus, 13. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher (DNS), 14. 84b-Scott Bogucki (DNS), 15. 44c-Chase Howard (DNS).

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A” Feature

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell, 2. 99-Skylar Gee, 3. 40-Howard Moore, 4. 5-Eric Lutz, 5. 84-Brandon Hanks, 6. 11x-John Carney II, 7. 23b-Brian Bell, 8. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 9. 44m-Chris Martin, 10. 52-Blake Hahn, 11. 6-Dustin Gates, 12. 32m-Adam Miller, 13. 38-Rick Pringle, 14. 17w-Harli White, 15. 2-Michael Day, 16. 22-Sean McClelland (DNS).

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 94x-Steven Tiner, 2. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 3. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 4. 29-Willie Croft, 5. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek, 6. 4s-Danny Smith, 7. 7m-Chance Morton, 8. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 9. D6-Dakota Gaines, 10. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 11. 39-Brad Bowden, 12. 12w-Dale Wester, 13. 47-Dale Howard, 14. 2c-Wayne Johnson, 15. 01-Paul McMahan, 16. 95-Matt Covington.

“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. 3s-Sammy Swindell (2), 2. 1x-Bill Balog (3), 3. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (4), 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel (7), 5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (13), 6. 88-Tim Crawley (1), 7. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (10), 8. 28-Jonathan Cornell (8), 9. 23-Seth Bergman (9), 10. 40-Howard Moore (19), 11. 9jr-Derek Hagar (14), 12. 26-Marshall Skinner (5), 13. 10m-Morgan Turpen (18), 14. 99-Skylar Gee (17), 15. 94x-Steven Tiner (16), 16. 8-Alex Sewell (15), 17. 88r-Cody Gardner (12), 18. 17g-Channin Tankersley (20), 19. 42-Andy McElhannon (6), 20. 17-Josh Baughman (11).

Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell 1- 25.

30th Annual STN Points after Night One (Best of the Two Preliminary Nights – Lock-Ins not included in point totals):

1. 88-Tim Crawley 508.0

2. 87-Aaron Reutzel 501.0

3. 28-Jonathan Cornell 481.0

4. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth 479.0

5. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 478.0

6. 23-Seth Bergman 474.0

7. 26-Marshall Skinner 472.0

8. 9jr-Derek Hagar 450.0

9. 42-Andy McElhannon 441.0

10. 88r-Cody Gardner 432.0

11. 8-Alex Sewell 430.0

12. 99-Skylar Gee 428.5

13. 94x-Steven Tiner 427.5

14. 17-Josh Baughman 425.0

15. 10m-Morgan Turpen 424.5

16. 17g-Channin Tankersley 418.5

17. 40-Howard Moore 416.0

18. 5-Eric Lutz 406.0

19. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek 405.5

20. 84-Brandon Hanks 402.5

21. 14k-Kyle Bellm 376.0

22. 11x-John Carney II 374.0

23. 17w-Harli White 365.0

24. 01-Paul McMahan 361.0

25. 43-Matthew Bauldwin 358.5

26. 7m-Chance Morton 358.0

27. 44m-Chris Martin 350.0

28. 29-Willie Croft 343.5

29. 15J-Jeremy Middleton 342.5

30. 47-Dale Howard 342.5

31. 39-Brad Bowden 339.0

32. 4s-Danny Smith 333.0

33. 6-Dustin Gates 332.0

34. 2c-Wayne Johnson 324.0

35. 23b-Brian Bel 322.0

36. 2-Michael Day 320.5

37. 32m-Adam Miller 314.5

38. 12w-Dale Wester 313.0

39. d6-Dakota Gaines 309.5

40. 52-Blake Hahn 308.5

41. 22-Sean McClelland 305.0

42. 95-Matt Covington 304.0

43. 38-Rick Pringle 303.5

44. 51J-Ryan Jamison 287.5

45. 2h-Wally Henson 282.0

46. 21b-Zach Pringle 276.0

47. 23x-Junior Jenkins 272.5

48. X-Charlie Louden 268.0

49. 10-Terry Gray 267.0

50. 12T-Joe Young 267.0

51. 36-Jason Martin 259.0

52. 58-Gary Floyd 258.0

53. 1s-Joey Schmidt 256.0

54. 99x-Dalton Stevens 256.0

55. 44-Ronny Howard 255.0

56. 11g-Mike Goodman 253.0

57. 20g-Jake Greider 252.5

58. 1xx-Eddie Gallagher 251.0

59. 10k-Dewayne White 247.0

60. 21k-Kevin Hinkle 245.0

61. 84b-Scott Bogucki 242.0

62. 31-Justin Webb 240.0

63. 16-Blake Baccus 233.0

64. 21-Butch David 231.0

65. 44c-Chase Howard 224.0

66. 4-Tommy Snellgrove 222.0

67. 121-Jan Howard 221.0

68. 00-Tristan Lee 209.5

 

 

CHRISTOPHER BELL CHARGES FROM ROW 6 TO ASCoC WIN AT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY; SANCHEZ SWIPES SUPER STOCK WIN ON LAST CORNER MOVE

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, October 7, 2017

By Tyler Altmyer & Mike Swanger

Becoming the 5th different Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions winner in 5 starts at 'Orrville's Historic Oval', Norman Oklahoma's Christopher Bell hard charged from the inside of row 6 to score the $5,000 on Saturday night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Bell took command for the 1st time on lap 22, surviving a battle with rising star, Spencer Bayston, the circuit prior. Knoxville Raceway track champion, Ian Madsen chased Bell to the checkered flag followed by Broc Martin, Cole Duncan and Rob Chaney.

For Bell, the NASCAR Camping World Truck series driver, it was his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win of the season and third career win.

"I'm just really thankful for the opportunity to drive this car for Ed Neumeister and the Linders", said Christopher Bell, pilot of the Dough-Si-Dough, Linders Speed Equipment, DMI, and Fisher Racing Engines #11n. "It's a true privilege to drive this thing".

Caleb Helms and Madsen led the 26 starters to green as Madsen earned the early advantage, leading Helms and Brad Haudenschild by the flagstand to complete lap one. A red flag on lap 2 slowed action for the 1st time when green flag conditions resumed, it was Madsen returning to the top spot, now with Spencer Bayston and Broc Martin in tow. The top three raced nose to tail for the next six circuits until the caution flag returned to the speedway on lap nine, ultimately resulting in an open red flag stop that also included a chance for medics to tend to a fan in the stands.

Madsen led the field back to green, still in charge over Bayston and Martin. On lap 13, Bell drove around Martin to take third and now setting aim on Bayston and Madsen. By the mid point of the 30 lapper, the three front runners found themselves in a bumper to bumper battle for the lead and soon enough, utilizing a textbook slider through turns three and four, Bayston made a bold move and drove under Madsen to take command on lap 17. One circuit later, Bell also found room and cruised by Madsen with a perfect slide job, this time through turns one and two. With in two laps, Bell started to apply pressure on Bayston for the top spot, chasing him into traffic on lap 21. As the pair drag raced toward the flagstand to complete lap 22, Bell and Bayston made incidental contact causing the #39 of Bayston to flip wildly down the front straightaway. Bayston would walk away unharmed but his racing night was finished.

With little damage after the contact with Bayston, Bell drove on to score the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory unchallenged, leading the last nine laps with Madsen and Martin in tow

In a closely battled race for the Lowes Super Stocks, the top three of Daniel Sanchez, Doug Drown and Paul Holmes were never more than two car lengths apart as it all came down to the final corner when Averill Park NY driver Daniel Sanchez went down the back stretch on the final lap in third place behind Holmes and Drown. As the threesome went into turns three and four, Sanchez dove low as the other two drivers slid up the track just enough to let the 20 year old Sanchez, in his first ever trip to NAPA WCS, slide up in front of them and take his only lead of the night with the checkered flag waving. Todd Werntz would lead the first lap and then the caution flag waved for outside front row starter Dustin Daugherty hit a tractor tire and came to a stop. The race resumed for a very short time as Kyle Moore would get really sideways in turn two and got T-boned by Derek Lewton that led to Moore's car rolling over, ending up on his side with Lewton's nose of his car on top of Moore's vehicle. Both drivers were ok, but their night finished. With the race going back to green, Drown, who was driving Bob Daugherty's #21d, grabbed the lead from Werntz with Holmes in his tire tracks. Holmes would take the lead on the next circuit as he and Drown would go back and forth, side by side, lap after lap with Sanchez right behind. Another three way battle was going on for fourth as Werntz, T A Perrine and Gary Hensel Jr raced for fourth. Making the winning move in turns three and four, Sanchez the University of Northwest Ohio (UNOH) student, drove the Silly's Competition Engines, Cedar Parks and Danny Sanchez Contracting #463 into the Summit Racing victory lane, stating he "just loves to race". Drown finished second with Holmes, Werntz and Perrine following.

This wraps up the 2017 racing season at NAPA Wayne County Speedway with the Annual Awards Banquet set for Saturday, November 11th at the Pines Golf Course. For Banquet information and tickets, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

Fast Qualifier Cale Conley 14.552 seconds

Heat 1 Chad Kemenah, Cole Duncan, Spencer Bayston, Cale Conley, Caleb Armstrong, Trevor Baker, Cap Henry, John Garvin, Hunter Mackison

Heat 2 Max Stambaugh, Andrew Palker, Christopher Bell, Jordan Mackison, Danny Mumaw, Brandon Matus, T J Michael, Stuart Brubaker, Roger Campbell

Heat 3 Broc Martin, Brad Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs, Ryan Smith, Brent Matus, Ray Miller, Travis Esh, Tyler Dunn

Heat 4 Ian Madsen, Caleb Helms, Rob Chaney, Brandon Spithaler, Ryan Broughton, Jason Dolick, Brad Lamberson, Jordan Harble

Dash 1 Caleb Helms, Broc Martin, Andrew Palker, Max Stambaugh, Cale Conley

Dash 2 Ian Madsen, Chad Kemenah, Brad Haudenschild, Spencer Bayston, Cole Duncan

'B' Main Cap Henry, Trevor Baker, Stuart Brubaker, Jordan Harble, John Garvin, T J Michael, Brandon Matus, Roger Campbell, Ray Miller, Brad Lamberson, Jason Dolick, Travis Esh, Tyler Dunn, Hunter Mackison

Feature Christopher Bell, Ian Madsen, Broc Martin, Cole Duncan, Rob Chaney, Max Stambaugh, Chad Kemenah, Andrew Palker, Ryan Smith, Cap Henry, Danny Mumaw, Lee Jacobs, Trevor Baker, Brandon Spithaler, Brent Matus, Spencer Bayston, Brad Haudenschild, Brandon Matus, Jordan Harble, Ryan Broughton, Travis Esh, Caleb Helms, Caleb Armstrong, Stuart Brubaker, Cale Conley, Jordan Mackison

Lowes Super Stocks

Heat 1 Daniel Sanchez, Dustin Daugherty, Todd Werntz, Tim Coen, Derek Lewton, T A Perrine, Wes Staley, Jim Nicely

Heat 2 Paul Holmes, Kyle Moore, Gary Hensel Jr., Doug Drown, Don Rutt, Chris Albright, Trae Schonauer

Feature Daniel Sanchez, Doug Drown, Paul Holmes, Todd Werntz, T A Perrine, Gary Hensel Jr., Chris Albright, Trae Schonauer, Wes Staley, Don Rutt, Tim Coen, Derek Lewton, Kyle Moore, Dustin Daugherty, Jim Nicely

 

 

Butler wins Senator’s Cup at Showtime Speedway
By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
BG Products Southern Sprint Cars-St. Pete, FL.
The last time the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series took to the track a couple of weeks ago, a late race tangle with a lapped car cost Shane Butler a likely victory at Citrus County Speedway.
In Saturday night’s running of the Second Annual Senator’s Cup at Showtime Speedway, the “Bushnell Bullet” made sure that backmarkers wouldn’t stand in his way en route to a dominating victory in the series’ biggest race of 2017.
Right as the field took the green flag, series points leader John Inman lost an engine and pulled into the infield before the field reached the first turn. Tommy Nichols took the lead at the end of the first lap, but third place starter Shane Butler only needed a couple of laps to take the top spot with LJ Grimm - who was making just his second career start in a sprint car - and Mickey Kempgens in tow.
Grimm was closing in on Butler when the caution flew for Anthony D’Alessio’s spin on lap 7. Several laps after the restart Butler began lapping cars at a torrid pace, but Grimm was able to stay directly on his tail. D’Alessio’s second spin of the night - directly in front of Grimm, brought out another caution just before the halfway point.
The caution allowed inaugural Senator’s Cup champion Sport Allen to the front of the field behind Butler, Grimm and Kempgens. Butler fought off a spirited challenge from Grimm on the restart while Allen and Kempgens battled for third.
Over the course of the second half of the race Butler skillfully weaved his way through slower traffic, increasing his lead over Grimm in the process. Just before the white flag Butler pulled off a three-wide move to get around a pair of backmarkers and went on to the victory - and claimed the trophy presented by Senator Jack Latvala (R-Pinellas County).
Grimm completed his impressive run with a second place finish. Kempgens, Allen and Dude Teate completed the top five. Butler and Carlie Yent won the heat races earlier in the evening.
The BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series returns to action next Saturday night at Citrus County Speedway.

 

Ohio’s Jack Sodeman, Jr. Carves His Way to 410 Sprint Special at Dog Hollow’s Halloween Madness

STRONGSTOWN, PA (October 7, 2017) – North Jackson, Ohio’s Jack Sodeman, Jr. carved his way to the victory in the 410 Sprint feature as part of the Halloween Madness show at Dog Hollow Speedway on Saturday. Sodeman earned himself a $3000 paycheck for the win and stated that the drivers would like to see more races at DHS. Casey Fleegle drove his PT Cruiser to his first DHS win in the DM Craig Fabrication & Welding 4 Cylinder feature. In the Street Stock main event Commodore’s Ray Hickok, Jr. haunted the field in his Ford powered machine to garner the win while Shawn Fessler, of Six Mile Run, spooked the field to win the AMSOIL Pure Stocks.

George Hobaugh and Dan Shetler led the 16-car field to the green in the 30-lap 410 Sprint feature. Hobaugh wasted no time in taking the lead and proceeded to pull away from Shetler. Jack Sodeman, Jr. too over the second spot from Shetler on lap five. A restart closed up the field and on lap eight Sodeman was the new leader. Lap after lap Sodeman pulled away from the pack. Carl Bowser overtook Hobaugh for second on laps 12. After two early yellows the race went caution free and nobody could catch the high flying Sodeman. Bowser settled for second over Adam Cruea (Troy, OH), Hobaugh (Chicora), Dan Shetler (Johnstown), AJ Flick (Apollo), Jimmy Seger (Morrisdale), Michael Bauer (Clarion), Bradley Howard (Lewisberry) and Clay Riney (Wheeling, WV). Hobaugh and Shetler were the heat winners.

Kolton Wagner led the first four laps of the DM Craig Fabrication & Welding 4 Cylinder feature. Wagner was passed by Casey Fleegle, of Friedens, who went on to lead the final fourteen laps to earn his first DHS victory. Fleegle’s win came in a PT Cruiser. Brady Miller, driving Jack Theys’ 666, was second over John Costa, Mike Phillipson, Patrick Crawford, Donald Needham, Marc Whetstone, Jr., Brooks Kauffman, Brad Lemonovich and Bryan Ickes.

Heat winner Ray Hickok, Jr. led all 16-laps to win the Street Stock feature event over Ryan Sager. Sager had pulled along side of Hickok before spinning out and going to the rear. Sager drove back through to take second but could not catch the Ford powered machine. Sager, Dave Korlewitz, Bob Egley and Tony Iarrapino.

Unbelievable is the only way to describe Shawn Fessler’s victory in the AMSOIL Pure Stock feature. Brian Savino led the first four laps before a caution flew. On the restart Savino and John Mazey made contact with both cars spinning along with Preston Imler. Those three and Jesse Fessler all dropped out. This gave the lead to Justin Queen, making his first start in 2017. Queen led five laps before being spun out by Mike Ball. Both cars received flat tires and went to the pits leaving only the 51X of Fessler on the track. The driver get two laps to replace the tire and only Ball got back out before the green flew. Fessler led the final seven laps that saw him become the fan favorite in taking the win. Mike Ball was second and the only other car running. Queen was credited with third over Shawn Thorn and Preston Imler. Savino won the lone heat.

An exciting final two laps saw Paul Crynock III take the win on the final lap of the 100 lap Enduro over Jeremy Claar, Stephen Bainey, Dalton Long and Zach Matish.

410 Sprints (16): Jack Sodeman, Jr., Carl Bowser, Adam Cruea, George Hobaugh, Dan Shetler, AJ Flick, Jimmy Seger, Michael Bauer, Bradley Howard, Clay Riney, Davey Jones, Pete Landram, Ray Sheetz, Sadie Siegel, Dan Kuriger, Darren Pifer.

 

 

Jimmy Holden Sweeps Little Guys Nationals;
Dave Shook, Brandon Blackshear, Bova, Johnson, Jeremy Weaver, Curtis J. Bish, and Evan Darby also Win. Jeff Weaver and Todd Reusser have historic Tie in 270 Micros

(Mercer, PA October 7, 2017): Jimmy Holden put a capper on an outstanding 2017 season at Mercer Raceway Park, tking both nights of the 18th Annual Little Guys Nationals. Holden's last win in the finale for the season-ending extravaganza was in 2012.

Also scoring victories were Rod Jones (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), Dave Shook (Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wreckers Mini Stocks), Brandon Blackshear (Two Barrel Econo Modifieds), Cody Bova (Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars), Brent Johnson (Open Stock Cars A Main), Jeremy Weaver (RUSH Sportsmen Modifieds), Jeff Weaver and Todd Reusser (tie in the 270 Micros), Curtis J. Bish (Open Stock Cars B Main), and Evan Darby (Young Gun Junior Sprints).

Jimmy Holden, of Tiona, PA, was the winner of the Turn 4 Toilets feature for the 358 Modifieds. Holden benefited from an error by leader Phil Vigneri. The New Yorker spun in turn one while leading on lap 16.

Vigneri grabbed the lead on the opening lap, but the action was furious behind him. Andy Priest, Tommy Glenn, Lonny Riggs, and Travis Shingledecker were fighting for position. Riggs was trying to weave his way to the front when he spun in turn four. He was clobbered by Jason Sines. Neither driver was hurt, but both were eliminated from competition, as were several others.

On the restart, Vigneri remained out front, but Jimmy Holden took second and began the chase. However, Vigneri was having not trouble negotiating the trcky oval until lap 16, that is.

Holden was appointed the new leader, and that was all he needed to put the exclamation mark on the seasom. Steve Schumacher raced in second, with Travis Shingledecker in third. Phil Vigneri, who had worked his way back into the top five, began to apply the pressure.

At the finish, it was Holden, Schumacher, Shingledecker, Vigneri, and John Smith. Kyle Holden, Travis Walsh, Kevin Green, Jerry Bowser, and Matt Reeher completed the top ten.

Preliminaries went to Todd Gordon, Vigneri, and Riggs. There was no B Main.

Cody Bova, of nearby Struthers, OH, won the biggest 305 Sprint Car race of his young career, getting the second night victory for the Bonnell's Rod Shop portion of the Little Guy Nationals. Mike Marano II led at the start, but soon Devin Litwiler grabbed the lead. Litwiler had a comfortable three second lead wiped out by a caution. That enabled Bova, who was clearing a car per lap before the caution, to move forward at a quicker pace. Bova took second on lap eleven and three laps later he took the lead when Litwiler slid out over the edge of the backstretch. Matt Foos mounted an charge over the final handful of laps, but he could not catch the fleet Bova. Andy Priest was third, followed by Litwiler and Bobby Clark. Jeremy Kornbau, Mike Burkin, Marano, Gregg McCandless, and C.J. Jones completed the top en. The opening stanzas went to Clark and Litwiler.

In the A Main for the Open Stock Cars, Brent Johnson of Brookville, PA, romped to victory. Johnson got a scare on a late-race restart when Leigh Wheeler surged ahead from his third place starting spot. However, the move was nullified by a mid-pack wreck involving several cars. Johnson was better prepared for the next onslaught, and he was able to keep Wheeler at bay. Andy Thompson was second, followed by Wheeler. William Hurrelbrink and Jamie Duncan traded fourth several times, with Hurrelbrink keeping it for good. Jamie Scharba, Terry Wheeler, Pat Fielding, Gary Luzier, and Tyler Dietz completed the top ten. Tim Bish, Scharba, Johnson, and Leigh Wheeler were victors in the heat races.

Jeremy Weaver, of Franklin, PA, captured his first career RUSH Sportsman Modified feature event. Weaver held off Justin Shea, who also finished second on Friday night. Jerry Schaffer was third. Blaze Myers and Friday's winner, Chaz Wolbert, completed the top five. Kole Holden recovered from an opening lap spin to get sixth. David Kalb, Jr., Will Schaffer, A.J. Gillespie, and Chad Gump rounded out the top ten. Heat winners were Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Steve Slater, and Jerry Schaffer. There was no B Main.

Rod Jones of West Middlesex went wire to wire in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lite portion of the Little Guys Nationals. The race was punctuated by a red for Chris Logan who went upside down, but was not hurt, and by several yellows for lesser incidents. Brent Begolo ran second, but he had to hold off Tracy Fritter over the course of the final handful of laps. Doug Stanley and Jeff Davis completed the top five. Kenny Meadows, Shayne Meadows, Bobby Springer, Kurt Eckstrom, and Ed Mudrick were in positions six through ten. Begolo and Fritter were the heat winners. There was no B Main.

In the Mini Stocks, presented by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking, Dave Shook outlasted Darrell Lawson, Jr., and Kyler Jolley. Mike Porterfield ran in the top five the entire way to get fourth. James Grossman was fifth. Next to cross were Kyle Donnelly, Justin Bailey, Tyler Young, William Haylett, and Tyler Fulton. The heat winners were Isaac Paden, Darrell Lawson, Jr., and Dave Shook. There was no B Main.

The Two Barrel Econo Modifieds got off to a horrific start when Steve Haefke crashed hard in turn one. Fortunately he was unhurt. But it set the tone for yet another caution-filled event. Brandon Blackshear out dueled his brother, Brad, in the early stages of the race, and held on for the win. Mitchell Wright, Josh Mueller was third. Then came Brad Blackshear and Todd Canter. Mike Boyd, Dan McDonald, Ray Gregory, Mark Titos, and Gary Miller were the next five finishers. Heat wins went to Josh Ferry and Brandon Blackshear. There was no B Main.

Jeff Weaver, of Mill Hall, PA, and Todd Reusser, of Minerva, OH, tied in the 270 Micro Sprint feature. Weaver and Reusser were fighting for the lead on the last lap, when contact was made, and they both fell back several positions. But, a caution gave them both another chance, as the restart was based on the last completed lap, Again, they went at it with hammers and tongs. They came off turn four charging to the falgstand. The officials were evenly divided as to the winner, so the race was declared to be a tie. Their one lap dash for the win was marred by a crash involving Jeff Haefke, the Friday night winner. Haefke was among the top runners when he hit the wall just a few yards from the finish line. Taking third was Luke Kroboth ahead of Brian Borawiec. The remaining cars reverted to lap 14 scoring due to the red flag for Haefke. So, fifth went to Ryan Fredericks. Sixth through tenth belonged to Dave Hawkins, Scott Hawkins, Brandon Fredericks, Tim Eakin, and Chase Metheny. The heat winners were Reusser, Borawiec, and Austin Pasquarella. The B Main winner was Levi Truitt.

The Open Stock Cars B Main was the nightcap. It was a crash-filled event with Curtis J. Bish taking his battered car across the line in first. Scott Byers was second, followed Mike Bordt, Brett McDonald, and Jason Black completing the top five. Garrett Calvert, Jesse Brock, Justin Forsythe, Bob McCann, and Steve Allison completed the top ten.

Evan Darby doubled up this weekend getting his second Young Gun Junior Sprint feature. Brother Samuel Darby gave chase. Mike Lutz, Jr. was third, ahead of Jordan Simmons, Tyler Allison, Luke Mulichak, Stone Lapcevich, Nate Hoffner, and Alston Randall. Samuel Darby was the heat winner.

The management and staff of Mercer Raceway Park thank all competitors and fans for a great 2017 season.

Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Steve Schumacher, Travis Shingledecker, Phil Vigneri, John Smith, Kyle Holden, Travis Walsh, Kevin Green, Jerry Bowser, Matt Reeher, Tom Glenn, Richard Whitney, Greg Martin, Kevin Hoffman, Todd Gordon, Andy Priest, J.R. McGinley, Lonny Riggs, Jason Sines, Kyle Fink, Tommy Kristyak, Byron Kress, Jeff Schaffer, Sr. (DNS).

Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars: Cody Bova, Matt Foos, Andy Priest, Devin Litwiler, Bobby Clark, Jeremy Kornbau, Mike Burkin, Marano, Gregg McCandless, C.J. Jones, Luke Daugherty, Frank Neill, Mike Miller, Bob McMillin, Nevan O'Donnell, Dustin Rull, Shamus O'Donnell (DNS).

Open Stock Cars (A Main): Brent Johnson, Andy Thompson, Leigh Wheeler, William Hurrelbrink, Jamie Duncan, Jamie Scharba, Terry Wheeler, Pat Fielding, Gary Luzier, Tyler Dietz, Mike Miller, Hunter Exley, Gary Fisher, Jacob Billyk, Mike Clark, Bruce Hartzfeld, Russ Coyne, Tim Bish, Bobby Heim, Mark Thompson.

RUSH Sportsmen Modifieds: Jeremy Weaver, Justin Shea, Jerry Schaffer, Blaze Myers, Chaz Wolbert, Kole Holden, David Kalb, Jr., Will Schaffer, A.J. Gillespie, Chad Gump, Brandon Ritchey, Steve Slater, Tiffany Williams, Jason Huffnagle, Brian Schaffer, Rocky Kugel, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Todd Gabriel, Michael Kristyak, Josh Deems, Preston Cope, Billy Myers, Jim Bryce, Jacob Jordan, Kyle Fink, Gary Haupt (DNS).

Open Stocks (B Main): Curtis J. Bish, Scott Byers, Mike Bordt, Brett McDonald, Jason Black, Garrett Calvert, Jesse Brock, Justin Forsythe, Bob McCann, Steve Allison, David Baker, Gary Robinson, Troy Norman, Joe Stajnrajh, Brian Lacey (DNS), Charlie McMillen (DNS), Mike Hudzik (DNS), Bill Best (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Rod Jones, Brent Begolo, Tracy Fritter, Doug Stanley, Jeff Davis, Kenny Meadows, Shayne Meadows, Bobby Springer, Kurt Eckstrom, Ed Mudrick, Tiffany Williams, Shane Webb, Dusty Frantz, Chris Logan, Jeremy Bean, Larry Bevivno, Cole Petrelle, Shawn Sliter, Mitchell Heverly, Keith Smith (DNS), Josh Wyer (DNS).

Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wreckers Mini Stocks: Dave Shook, Darrell Lawson, Jr., Kyler Jolley, Mike Porterfield, James Grossman, Kyle Donnelly, Justin Bailey, Tyler Young, William Haylett, Tyler Fulton, Bill Fuchs, J.R. Shaner, Logan Keney, Isaac Paden, Jamie Tasker, Tim Callahan, Shane Shook, Ed Haylett, Will Aley, John MCCracken, Jr., Henry Cales, Nick Steiger, Dakota Papsun (DNS), Steve Walker (DNS).

Two Barrel Econo Modifieds: Brandon Blackshear, Mitchell Wright, Josh Mueller, Brad Blackshear, Todd Canter, Mike Boyd, Dan McDonald, Ray Gregory, Mark Titos, Gary Miller, Chuck Steinle, Jr., Justin Lapecevich, Gary Robinson, Josh Ferry, Nate Young, Richard Chess, Jr., Steve Haefke.

270 Micro Sprints: Jeff Weaver and Todd Reusser (tie), Luke Kroboth, Brian Borawiec, Ryan Fredericks, Dave Hawkins, Scott Hawkins, Brandon Fredericks, Tim Eakin, Chase Metheny, Wes Liebert, Noah Wirginis, Ryan Beatty, Mike Kerr, Skeetz Hockenbreel, Johnny Walker, Brett Brunkenhoefer, Levi Truitt, Michael Mecklem, Austin Pasquarella, Jeff Haefke, Dan Wertman, Brandon Hawkins, C.J. Deetz. DNQ: Tyler Hawkins, Tom Morell, Dustin Young, Jacob Isenhart, Ricky Tucker.

Young Gun Junior Sprints: Evan Darby, Samuel Darby, Mike Lutz, Jr., Jordan Simmons, Tyler Allison, Luke Mulichak, Stone Lapcevich, Nate Hoffner, Alston Randall.

 

 

Holden Scores on Night One of Little Guys Nationals; Rull, Tim Bish, Wolbert, Jeff Haefke, Ferry, Dellinger, Shaner, and Evan Darby also Win

(Mercer, PA October 7, 2017): Jimmy Holden, the reigning Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modified champion at Mercer Raceway Park, added to his list of accomplishments, taking night one of the 18th Annual Little Guys Nationals. Other victors on this bountiful night of racing were Dustin Rull, Bonnell's Rod Shops 305 Sprint Cars; Tim Bish, Open Stocks; Chaz Wolbert, RUSH Sportsmen Modifieds; Jeff Haefke, 270 Micro Sprints; Josh Ferry, Two Barrel Econo Modifieds; Alan Dellinger, Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites; J.R. Shaner, Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks; and Evan Darby, Young Gun Junior Sprints. This speedfest for 207 cars was made possible by American Racer Tires.

After methodically working his way into the top five, Jimmy Holden used two fantastic restarts to get to the front in the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modified featured feature. The first was a powerful drive on the outside to take second away from Jeff Schaffer, Sr. on lap 12. The final move was two laps later, when he got the jump on leader Lonny Riggs.

Riggs and Schaffer Sr. were locked in a battle for the lead over the first half of the race. Riggs took over the point on the lap eleven restart. Meanwhile, Holden was quietly coming forward from his ninth place starting position. As he did so, Tom Glenn and Jason Sines remained firmly in the top five.

At the checkers, it was Holden, Riggs, Schaffer, Glenn, and Greg Martin. Phil Vigneri edged out Sines for sixth. Tommy Kristyak came from fifteenth to get eighth. Kevin Hoffman and John Smith were also top ten runners. Glenn and Holden were first to cross in their respective heats. There was no B Main.

In the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints, the Ohio contingent took the podium spots, with Dustin Rull going flag to flag. Matt Foos came on late in the race for second, and Bobby Clark came along for third. Cody Bova, who split time between Mercer Raceway Park and the Ohio tracks in 2017, was the first local to cross the line. Gregg McCandless was fifth. Andy Priest, Devin Litwiler, C.J. Jones, Frank Neill, and Jeremy Kornbau were the next five finishers. It was bittersweet for Kornbau, who spun off the top of turn four as he was making a bid for the lead in the early stages of the race. McCandless and Litwiler copped the preliminaries. There was no B Main.

In the Open Stock Cars, Tim Bish snatched the lead away from Bobby Heim on the opening round, and held control over the course of the twenty lap affair. Heim kept former track champion Bill Hurrelbrink at bay, while Jacob Billyk and Mike Miller held top five positions throughout. The battles were for positions six through ten, with Bob McCann, Andy Thompson, Pat Fielding, Charlie McMillin, and Jamie Sharba mixing things up through most of the contest. However, when the checkers flew, it was Andy Thompson in sixth, Mark Thompson up to seventh, then McCann, Terry Wheeler, and Troy Norman completing the top ten. Hurrelbrink, Brent Johnson, and Bish were heat winners. Fielding took the B Main.

In the maiden voyage for the RUSH Sportsmen Modifieds at Mercer Raceway Park, Chaz Wolbert took the lead at the outset, and was never headed in the twenty lapper. However, Justin Shea made several challenges for the the top spot over the second half of the contest. Shea even tried to loosen him up in the final corners, but Shea could not take advantage of the bump and run tactic. Kole Holden was third, after racing up to second around the middle of the race. Brandon Ritchey and Rocky Kugel completed the top five. Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Chad Gump, Jerry Schaffer, Kyle Martel, and Alan Dellinger rounded out the top ten. Gump, Steve Slater, and Brian Shaffer topped their respective qualifiers, and Josh Deems was best in the B Main.

Jeff Heafke tracked down early leader Ryan Fredericks and went on to victory in the 270 Micro Sprint feature. Brandon Fredericks was second, with Ryan in third at the finish. Todd Reusser and Tim Eakin were fourth and fifth. John Walker, Austin Pasquerella, Brandon Hawkins, Noah Wirgini, and Chase Matheny were sixth through tenth. Dave Hawkins, Metheny, and Luke Kroboth were fastest in their heat races. There was no B Main.

Josh Ferry inherited a front row starting position in the Two Barrel Econo Modified feature when leader Gary Miller spun in turn four before the first lap was completed. Ferry made the best of the opportunity, claiming the top spot when the race officially started. Brandon Blackshear chased him the entire fifteen laps, but could not make a move for the win. Steve Haefke, Brad Blackshear, and Nate Young rounded out the top five. Josh Mueller, Mitchell Wright, Keith Felicetty, Miller, and Ray Gregory were the next five across the finish line. Heat victories went to Brandon Blackshear and Ferry. There was no B Main.

Evan Darby started on the pole and led the entire distance to claim the Young Guns Junior Sprint feature event. Mike Lutz, Jr. took second from Jordan Simmons with one lap down, and he held the position to the finish as well. Tyler Allison, Stone Lapcevich and Luke Mulichak completed the top five. Simmons was sixth despite spinning on the final lap of the contest. Jaren Dye, Samuel Darby, and Alston Randall were the remaining competitors. The heat victory belonged to Samuel Darby.

Alan Dellinger, who has dominated just about every class that he has raced in throughout Western Pennsylvania, picked up his second win of the season in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. He overtook Doug Stanley, another seasoned racer, on lap nine. The race was marred by a major crash in turn one with eleven laps completed. While heavy damage was inflicted on several machines, all of the drivers were reported to be without harm. Chris Logan grabbed third soon after racing resumed, and kept it for the remainder of the race. Rod Jones finished a notch ahead of his daughter, Vivian. Jeff Davis, Cole Petrelle, Brent Begolo, Josh Wyer, and Bobby Springer completed the top ten. Mark Marcucci, Tracy Fritter, and Shawn Sliter were tops in their respective heat races. There was no B Main.

In the finale for the Mini Stocks, offered by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking, J.R. Shaner earned his first career win, over Dillon Speer, who was also seeking that cherished first victory. Shaner took the lead from his front row starting spot, but he had to hold off Speer, who was closing fast. Mike Porterfield was third, ahead of Jason Shaw and Rick Feely. Darrell Lawson, Jr., Chris Knight, Will Aley, Ed Haylett, and Tyler Young finished sixth through tenth. Aley, Lawson, and Shane Shook took heat wins. There was no B Main.

Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Lonny Riggs, Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Tom Glenn, Greg Martin, Phil Vigneri, Jason Sines, Tommy Kristyak, Kevin Hoffman, John Smith, Travis Shingledecker, Matt Reeher, Richard Whitney, Travis Walsh, Jerry Bowser, J.R. McGinley, Kyle Holden, Shawn Kozar, Steve Schumacher, Andy Priest, Kyle Fink.

Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints: Dustin Rull, Matt Foos, Bobby Clark, Cody Bova, Gregg McCandless, Andy Priest, Devin Litwiler, C.J. Jones, Frank Neill, Jeremy Kornbau, Shamus O'Donnell, Mike Marano, II, Nevin O'Donnell, Jared McFarland, Mike Burkin, Mike Miller, Luke Daugherty, Jimmy Morris, Bob McMillin, Joe McEwen (DNS).

Open Stock Cars: Tim Bish, Bobby Heim, Bill Hurrelbrink, Jacob Billyk, Mike Miller, Andy Thompson, Mark Thompson, Bob McCann, Terry Wheeler, Troy Norman, Russ Coyne, David Baker, Jamie Scharba, Pat Fielding, Garrett Calvertt, Gary Luzier, Brandon Wearing, Gary Robinson, Hunter Exley, Russ Byler, Charlie McMillin, Bruce Hartzfeld, Curtis J. Bish, Brent Johnson. DNQ: Mark Hopkins, Jesse Brock, Brian Mulichak, Leigh Wheeler, Bill Best, Gary Miller, Jr., Jamie Duncan, Mike Hudzik.

RUSH Sportsmen Modifieds: Chaz Wolbert, Justin Shea, Kole Holden, Brandon Ritchey, Rocky Kugel, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Chad Gump, Jerry Schaffer, Kyle Martel, Alan Dellinger, Shayne Izzo, Tiffany WIlliams, Jeremy Weaver, Josh Deems, Steve Slater, Billy Myers, Blaze Myers, Preston Cope, Gary Haupt. DNQ: Jim Bryse, Will Schaffer, Todd Gabriel, Michael Kristyak, A.J. Gillespie, Jacob Jordan.

270 Micro Sprints: Jeff Heafke, Brandon Fredericks, Ryan Fredericks, Todd Reusser, Tim Eakin, John Walker, Austin Pasquerella, Brandon Hawkins, Noah Wirgini, Chase Matheny, Levi Truitt, Wesley Liebert, Daniel Wertman, Tom Morell, Jr., Dustin Young, Dave Hawkins, Sterling Theiss, Michael Mecklem, Ricky Tucker, C.J. Davis, Brian Borawiec, Scott Hawkins, Mike Kerr, Luke Kroboth, Ryan Beatty, Brett Brunkenhoefer (DNS), Jacob Isenhart (DNS).

Two Barrell Econo Modified: Josh Ferry, Brandon Blackshear, Steve Haefke, Brad Blackshear, Nate Young, Josh Mueller, Mitchell Wright, Keith Felicetty, Miller, Ray Gregory, Richard Chess, Sr., Justin Lapcevich, Gary Robinson, Richard Chess, Jr., Justin Sax (DNS).

Young Gun Junior Sprints: Evan Darby, Mike Lutz, Jr., Tyler Allison, Stone Lapcevich, Luke Mulichak, Jordan Simmons, Jaren Dye, Samuel Darby, Alston Randall.

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Alan Dellinger, Doug Stanley, Chris Logan, Rod Jones Vivian Jones, Jeff Davis, Cole Petrelle, Brent Begolo, Josh Wyer, Bobby Springer, Shawn Sliter, Shane Webb, Chris Robinson, Ed Mudrick, Tiffany Williams, Mark Marcucci, Keith Smith, Jason Dye, Jacob Teeters, Dusty Frantz, Brandon Shaw, Tracy Fritter, A.J. Barris, Jacob Eakin. DNQ: Gerald Hairhoger, Michael Heverly, Larry Bevivino.

Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks: J.R. Shaner, Dillon Speer, Mike Porterfield, Jason Shaw,Rick Feely, Darrell Lawson, Jr., Chris Knight, Will Aley, Ed Haylett, Tyler Young, Kyle Donnelly, Jamie Tasker, William Haylett, Dakota Papsun, Summer Pitts, Justin Bailey, Kenny Lawson, Shane Shook, Matthew Knight, James Grossman, Terry Feely, Dave Shook, Bill Fuchs, Kyler Jolley, Joe Lawson (DNS), Joe Campbell (DNS), Isaac Paden (DNS).

 

 

McMullen caps PDTR 360 Sprint Car title with A-main win

Balog, Schenck, Neau notch victories in all-Sprint Car finale

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 30, 2017 – Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh closed out his first career Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car championship in grand style by claiming his fourth A-main triumph of the season in the 2017 PDTR finale before a capacity crowd at The Plymouth Dirt Track on the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth Saturday, Sept. 30.

In the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series headliner Bill Balog of Hartland collected his 13th A-main victory of the season en route to his eighth career IRA championship. Doug Schenck of Cottage Grove notched his eighth Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car Series A-main triumph of the 2017 season and Mike Neau of Kenosha captured the Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprint Association A-main win.

The PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main featured some of the best wheel-to-wheel action of the night up in the front of the pack and throughout the field. 2010 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee got the initial jump to lead the opening lap of the 25-lap event from the pole position. As Davis worked the low groove at the head of the pack, two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Danny Schlafer, who started second, ran the high groove in an attempt to track down the leader.

Meanwhile, the third-starting McMullen worked around third starter Paul Pokorski of West Bend to seize third on lap 3. After a caution flag slowed the pace one lap later, McMullen got a big jump along the outside groove on the ensuing restart to challenge Davis and Schlafer for the top two spots.

However, Davis and Schlafer collided entering turn one, which resulted in the two winningest drivers in Midwest Sprint Car Association history sliding into the turn two wall where they collected eighth starter Jim Melis of Glenbeulah, who had been running fifth in the early stages of the race.

With three of the top-five cars eliminated from contention for the victory, McMullen inherited the lead on the ensuing restart, followed by Pokorski and 2011 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove, who started 12th.

Schmidt got a huge run on the restart to bolt underneath McMullen in turn one on lap 5 to gain the top spot. Schmidt maintained a slight edge over McMullen over the next five laps until the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic.

On lap 11, McMullen used the slower traffic to his benefit as he dove low to sneak past Schmidt in turn two on lap 13. Schmidt battled back to regain the top spot in turn two on lap 14, but McMullen used an aggressive line around the high groove to wrestle the lead away from Schmidt again on lap 17.

Schmidt remained within striking distance, while fifth starter Kevin Karnitz of West Bend powered in two to slip past Schmidt on lap 22 and gain the runner-up spot. Out in front of the field it all McMullen, as he rolled to his 12th career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and 17th career triumph of his Midwest Sprint Car Association career.

Along with the PDTR championship, the eighth-year 360 Sprint Car driver nailed down his third consecutive MSA title. Karnitz finished a strong second, Schmidt was third, Pokorki wound up fourth and 11th starter Justin Miller of Plymouth came home fifth.

“I’m so proud of my family-operated team, including everyone on the crew that helps to get the car ready to run well every week and all of our sponsors that make it possible to do this for an entire season,” McMullen said. “It’s been a great year. I couldn’t be happier.”

In addition to his stellar effort in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main, McMullen was also a key player in the 30-lap IRA 410 Sprint Car Series A main, as he started on the pole and lead the opening two circuits behind the wheel of the Bob Hood-owned 10W machine.

After McMullen outpowered outside front row starter Billy Hafemann of Cedar Grove to take the initial lead, the first of three caution flags appeared on lap 2 when Steve Meyer of Sheboygan Falls spun exiting turn two. On the restart, Justin Henderson of Tea, South Dakota charged hard into turn three to slide past McMullen and into the lead exiting turn four on lap 3.

Two laps later, Bill Balog, who started 10th, used the high groove to move into second place on lap 6. As Henderson began to encounter lapped traffic, the hard-charging Balog swiftly reeled in the leader. On lap 11, Balog ducked low to pull even with Henderson entering turn one.

One lap later, Balog powered around Henderson along the extreme outside groove to take the top spot on lap 12. Balog wasted no time in building up a big full straightaway cushion over Henderson by lap 14.

Fifth starter Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan reeled in Henderson on lap 20 and began to apply pressure for the runner-up spot. The third caution flag of the race appeared on lap 23 when Hafemann spun to a stop in turn two.

After the restarter, Balog bolted away to a half straightaway edge over Henderson, while two-time IRA champion Scotty Neitzel of Beaver Dam and 2016 IRA champ Jeremy Schultz of Beaver Dam each worked their way into the top five.

Balog cruised over the final five laps to notch his 101st career IRA A-main victory and successfully seal his eighth IRA 410 Sprint Car Series title.

“The car felt really good tonight and we were fortunate to do the right things to it for the main event to get it to victory lane,” Balog said. “Things haven’t been too great for us over the past couple of weeks, so it is very nice to get this win here tonight. It feels great to win this title with the IRA. I have to thank everyone that helps to make this team successfully, including family, crew members and sponsors. This championship was one of the harder ones because Thiel was there the whole time.”

Henderson was pleased with the quality of his car, but expressed disappointment that he was unable to carry his early momentum throughout the entire race.

“We got to running really good on the top at the start of the race, but we just seemed to slow down when we got up to the lapped cars,” Henderson said. “The crew had the car really nice for me tonight. I just didn’t get the job done.”

Thiel was satisfied with a podium finish and with his strong runner-up finish to Balog in the final IRA point standings.

“All in all, it was a good year, although I really wanted to get a win tonight,” Thiel said. “It’s certainly not too bad when you are able to end the night up on the podium with the 17B [Balog] and 83 [Henderson].”

Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., who started on the outside of the front row, got the jump on polesitter Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Ill. to lead the first lap of the 20-lap Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car A main.

On lap 6, Hafford used a nifty low move in turn one to seize the top spot from Sivia, while fourth starter Derek Crane of Waukegan, Ill. worked past third starter Doug Schenck and Sivia to move into second place.

The lone caution of the race appeared on lap 14 for a spin in turn two. On the restart, Schenck began to flex his muscle as he ventured the high groove to power around both Crane and Hafford with a huge run in turns three and fourth on lap 17 to gain the lead entering turn one on lap 18.

Schenck then pulled away to secure his eighth Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car A-main victory of the 2017 season. Hafford had to settle for second, Crane was third, Tim Cox of Park City, Ill. was fourth after starting sixth and Ryan Zielski of Oconomowoc placed fifth after starting fourth.

Jordan Mattson of Milwaukee finished the season as the 2017 Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car champion.

Polesitter Mike Neau led from the drop of the green flag of the 20-lap Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprint Association A-main over outside front row starter Nick Daywalt of Slinger.

Daywalt kept Neau in sight throughout the 20-lap event, but was unable to pull off a pass. Neau held on to pot a three-car-length victory over Daywalt, who secured the 2017 Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprint Association title. Derek Fortier finished third after starting fourth, Ron Brannam placed fourth after starting fifth and Kyle Daywalt of Germantown wound up fifth after starting sixth.

JDL Auto and Detailing of Plymouth was the evening’s trophy sponsor.

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JOHNSONVILLE SAUSAGE SPRINT CARS

HEAT 1 1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, AL SCHLAFER. 4, SHANE WENNINGER. 5, TIM HADDY. 6, ADAM MILLER. 7, ANDREW WESTPHAL. 8, BILL TAYLOR. 9, CHRIS FLICK. HEAT 2 1, PAUL POKORSKI. 2, CHRIS CLAYTON. 3, BEN SCHMIDT. 4, JIM MELIS . 5, WILL GERRITS. 6, DANNON TESSMER. 7, JEREMY HUNT. 8, NICH MELIS. (DNS). HEAT 3 1, KEVIN KARNTZ. 2, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. 3, JOHN KRESBACH. 4, DICK KAISER. 5, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 6, WAYNE MODJESKI. 7, EMILY PORTSCHY. 8, JOSH TEUNISSEN. HEAT 4 1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, LANCE FASSBENDER. 3, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 4, TONY WONDRA. 5, SCOTT CONGER. 6, TRAVIS ARENZ. 7, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 8, MARK TOPCZEWSKI. B FEATURE 1, AL SCHLAFER. 2, WAYNE MODJESKI. 3, JOHN KRESBACH. 4, SCOTT CONGER. 5, TONY WONDRA. 6, TRAVIS ARENZ. 7, ADAM MILLER. 8, BILL TAYLOR. 9, ANDREW WESTPHAL. 10, EMILY PORTSCHY. 11, DANNON TESSMER. 12, JEREMY HUNT. 13, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 14, CHRIS FLICK. 15, MARK TOPCZEWSKI. 16, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 17, NICH MELIS. (DNS). A FEATURE 1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, KEVIN KARNTZ. 3, BEN SCHMIDT. 4, PAUL POKORSKI. 5, JUSTIN MILLER. 6, DICK KAISER. 7, LANCE FASSBENDER. 8, CHRIS CLAYTON. 9, WILL GERRITS. 10, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. 11, KEN JAY FIEDLER. 12, SHANE WENNINGER. 13, WAYNE MODJESKI. 14, TIM HADDY. 15, SCOTT CONGER. 16, AL SCHLAFER. 17, TONY WONDRA. 18, JOHN KRESBACH. 19, DANNY SCHLAFER. 20, TRAVIS ARENZ. 21, KURT DAVIS. 22, MAYER

 

 

Beauchamp, Carmichael Jr., McClara and Almanza crowned points champions at LPS

By CAREY FOX

Times Sports Editor

PUTNAMVILLE — Saturday was Champions Night at Lincoln Park Speedway as Brent Beauchamp was crowned as the sprint car points champion for the second time and also claimed the A-main feature win over Jeff Bland Jr. Kenny Carmichael Jr. edged out his father by 27 points to win his first UMP Modified title at Lincoln Park Speedway. Jordan Almanza was able to hold off a late season charge by Josh Litton to repeat as the bomber points champion by a mere 31 points. Wes McClara narrowly edged out Jonny Newgent for the UMP Super Stock title by 25 points.

The sprint car feature came down to the final two laps at the Putnamville oval. For Beauchamp it proved to be the perfect way to end a season after he had previously clinched the title over Oklahoma’s Koby Barksdale.

Bland took over the lead from pole sitter Tony DiMattia and powered away to a sizable lead by the 10th lap of the 25-lap main event. Bland was setting a blistering pace, ripping along the cushion as Beauchamp gave chase before a red flag for a flip by Collin Parker halted the field. The Martinsville, Ind. driver was uninjured in the crash.

Bland would resume his chase for the win as the green flag flew and the leaders reached lapped traffic with 10 laps to go. Another red flag came out as Josh Cunningham got upside down in turn one and emerged unscathed.

Once the race resumed, Beauchamp was on Bland’s tail tank heading into the final five laps. Bland remained on the top line and appeared to have Beauchamp covered. However, with two laps left, Bland skipped over the turn four cushion and Beauchamp pounced to take over the top spot. The Avon, Ind. driver would stay out front over the last two circuits to pick up his fourth win of the season at LPS. Bland held off Shane Cockrum for the runner-up spot ahead of Barksdale and Jimmy Light.

Heltonville’s Tim Prince recorded the UMP Modified feature win after starting outside the front row and battling past Derek Groomer for the victory.

Prince and Groomer duked it out for the bulk of the 20-lap feature as Rob Brickert and RJ Pruitt were side-by-side for third-place after five laps.

The field began to string out a bit by the halfway mark as Prince settled into the lead and began to stretch out his margin. Groomer tailed by a handful of car lengths as laps ticked off with Pruitt and Jeff Deckard in tow followed by Richie Lex and Kenny Carmichael Sr.

By lap 15, Prince and secured his first LPS win of the season as Groomer, Pruitt, Deckard and Lex rounded out the top-five spots at the checkered flag.

Brazil’s David Wallen saved his best for last on Saturday as he rocketed through the final five laps of the bomber feature to score his first victory of the season on the final points night. Wallen wrapped up the seventh spot in the season points after he bolted past Litton over the final two laps to take the checkered flag.

Almanza had designs on win number five of the year as he lead through the first 10 laps of the 15-lap A-main. However, Wallen, who started 12th, had moved into a battle for second with Tom Cox. The field was bunched tightly behind Almanza with cars shuffling in all directions as Litton running a close fourth followed by Cody Wright and Kevin Kemp.

Wallen made a big charge around Almanza on lap 11 and make the pass stick as Almanza slipped behind Litton over the final two laps. Wright was able to edge into the third spot as Wallen claimed the victory. Almanza finished fourth ahead of Cox.

Steve Peeden had secured the UMP National Championship prior to Saturday, but continued to add feature wins as he got past Newgent with six laps to go in the UMP Super Stock feature.

Peeden and Newgent were door-to-door for four tightly contested laps midway through the feature before Peeden made the pass on the high side. Peeden would go on to record his 12th feature win at the Putnamville oval. Newgent picked up his 20th top-five spot ahead of McClara, who secured the points title. Bryce Shidler ran fourth ahead of David Wallen.

Saturday will feature the final race of the season with sprints, modifieds, super stocks and bombers as well as the mechanic and powder puff race.

Lincoln Park Speedway

Sprint car feature

1. Brent Beauchamp, 2. Jeff Bland Jr., 3. Shane Cockrum, 4. Koby Barksdale, 5. Jimmy Light, 6. Jadon Rogers, 7. Brandon Mattox, 8. Nic Harris, 9. Kent Christian, 10. Joe Ligouri, 11. Adam Wilfong, 12. Shelby VanGilder, 13. Mitchell Davis, 14. Brady Ottinger, 15. Alec Sipes, 16. Daylan Chambers, 17. Josh Cunningham, 18. Tony DiMattia, 19. Colin Parker, 20. Kent Schmidt

Heat winners: Beauchamp, Mattox, Cockrum, Barksdale

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

MARNE, MI (October 1, 2017) – Cap Henry drove his Lane Racing, Kister-powered J&J to victory in the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP COMP Cams Great Lakes Sprint Car Classic before a huge, enthusiastic crowd at Berlin Raceway Saturday night.

Henry started 4th and wasted little time getting to the front, taking the lead on lap 3.  Henry drove to victory over the Ryan Ruhl and Jordan Ryan.  While Henry looked untouchable, Ruhl was closing in on the leader quickly at the end, but ran out of laps.  Ruhl dropped to seventh from his fifth place starting position, but came to life late in the 30 lap feature and finished just 0.6 seconds behind Henry.  The only caution came out on lap 11 for a Thomas Schinderle flat tire; he rejoined the field after changing the tire.  2017 SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Andrew Scheid finished 7th to win the KSE Hard Charger Award for advancing 7 positions. 

Heat races were rough.  Veteran Marl Aldrich caught the front straightaway wall in the 1st heat and did a series a hard flips to put an end to his night.  Jared Horstman clipped a turn 3 tire marker in the 2nd heat and flipped, bringing his night to an end.  In the 3rd heat, Brett Mann made hard contact with a tire marker in turn 2, destroying his #19.  All drivers were okay.

The well-prepared temporary Berlin Raceway dirt surface held up extremely well under the pressure of a big program of 28 SOD sprints, 28 AELMT late models, and 30 AEMODT modifieds.

The CCGLSCC closes an exciting 2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP season.  Next on tap is the 2017 awards banquet that will be held Saturday, November 11 at the Battle creek Holiday Inn, Battle creek, Michigan.

Qualifying - Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters (fast qualifiers) $50 each

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

15.364

0

Steve Irwin

COMP Cams Heat

15.546

16

Ryan Ruhl

RockAuto.com Heat

15.677

4

Cap Henry

Heat Races – Winners $100 each

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

49T

Gregg Dalman

 

2

0

Steve Irwin

Kistler Racing Products

3

77Z

Zane DeVault

Racing Optics

4

5QB

Quentin Blonde

 

5

71H

Ryan Grubaugh

 

6

20A

Andy Chehowski

 

7

27B

Boston Mead

 

8

91L

Alexis Adgate

 

9

8

Josh Ward

 

10

27K

Mark Aldrich

 

 

COMP Cams Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

16

Ryan Ruhl

 

2

47X

Dylan Westbrook

Allstar Performance

3

27

Brad Lamberson

Racing Optics

4

22M

Dan McCarron

 

5

5B

Chad Blonde

 

6

21T

Troy Chehowski

 

7

24

Eric Smith

 

8

58

Tony Bures

 

9

17

Jared Horstman

 

 

RockAuto.com Heat #3

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

4

Cap Henry

 

2

10S

Jay Steinebach

Kistler Racing Products

3

9

Jordan Ryan

Racing Optics

4

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

5

77

Andrew Scheid

 

6

46

Robert Huisken

 

7

7J

Joe Swanson

 

8

89

Chris Pobanz

 

9

19

Brett Mann

 

B-Main

 

#

Driver

1

46

Robert Huisken

2

7J

Joe Swanson

3

21T

Troy Chehowski

4

89

Chris Pobanz

5

24

Eric Smith

6

91L

Alexis Adgate

7

27B

Boston Mead

8

58

Tony Bures

9

8

Josh Ward

Feature

 

#

Driver

Start

Contingencies

1

4

Cap Henry

4

Rod End Supply

2

16

Ryan Ruhl

5

Rod End Supply

3

9

Jordan Ryan

2

Rod End Supply

4

47X

Dylan Westbrook

9

Schoenfeld Headers

5

0

Steve Irwin

6

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

22M

Dan McCarron

11

 

7

77

Andrew Scheid

14

Allstar Performance

8

27

Brad Lamberson

1

 

9

49T

Gregg Dalman

3

King Racing Products

10

41

Thomas Schinderle

12

 

11

77Z

Zane DeVault

7

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12

10S

Jay Steinebach

8

 

13

89

Chris Pobanz

19

 

14

5QB

Quentin Blonde

10

 

15

20A

Andy Chehowski

15

 

16

71H

Ryan Grubaugh

13

 

17

46

Robert Huisken

16

 

18

21T

Troy Chehowski

18

 

19

91L

Alexis Adgate

21

 

20

7J

Joe Swanson

17

 

21

27B

Boston Mead

22

 

22

24

Eric Smith

20

 

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Andrew Scheid (+7)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Jordan Ryan

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Andy Chehowski
 

Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Joe Swanson

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor), Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating.  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 


 


Bayston Doubles Down, Takes Meents Memorial Win

Belleville, IL - Building on a solid victory from the previous night, Spencer Bayston capitalized on Logan Seavey's misfortune to claim his second POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory of the weekend. Bayston's Belle-Clair win was his ninth career, capturing the 13th Annual Charlene Meents Memorial presented by Priority Aviation Services LLC, co-sanctioned by the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League.

Starting inside row two, Bayston faded early as Tucker Klaasmeyer took the lead with Logan Seavey in tow. By lap seven Seavey overtook Klaasmeyer and appeared to be the dominant force of the 30 lap main event. Midway through the race, tenth place starter Tanner Thorson was working inside the top three when contact from behind spun the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports entry, forcing Thorson to restart at the tail.

Now back up to third, Bayston battled with rookie Zeb Wise for the second positon, officially securing second on lap 24. Still riding the treacherous Belle-Clair curb, Seavey caught the lip and then the wall exiting turn four on lap 25, taking a wild ride and finding himself going from the lead to the business end of a wrecker.

Inheriting the lead from Seavey's misfortune, Spencer Bayston was able to fend off Tucker Klaasmeyer and Andrew Felker for the remaining five laps. Zeb Wise finished fourth with Nick Knepper rounding out the top five.

"It was obviously a good weekend," commented Spencer Bayston. "This is a place that I really, really enjoyed when I first started running midgets. The bullring style. This is a cool event. Thank you POWRi, thank you Keith Kunz Motorsports, TRD, Toyota Racing. It's an honor to win one for this team."

"I finally found my rhythm on the top and then when I did, Spencer came and pinched me in the wall pretty good," Tucker Klaasmeyer said. "Kind of wished I would have returned the favor on that one a little quicker, but anyways congrats to those guys. That's two nights in a row they won like that. We'll try again in a couple of weeks."

"It's been a while," stated Andrew Felker. "We were probably a sixth or seventh place car there, but got lucky when Tanner spun there. Kind of came in there at the end and followed Tucker. We'll definitely take third place. Hopefully we'll keep building on these and pick up a few more spots."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners:

Heat 1 (Brayton Lynch Racing/Smith Titanium): 39 - ZEB WISE
Heat 2 (In Memory of Bryan Clauson - Frank Daigh/Saldana Racing Products): 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER
Heat 3 (Kevin Triplett's Racing History/Keizer Wheels): 37 - ANDREW FELKER,
Heat 4 (BOSS Chassis /Rod End Supply): 55 - NICK KNEPPER,
Heat 5 (Rockwell Security / Pyrotect Racing): 00 - GRADY CHANDLER,
Heat 6: 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 7 - AUSTIN BROWN, 5RJ - COLBY COPELAND

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON
POWRi Lucas Oil National/West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 2. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 3. 37 - ANDREW FELKER 4. 39 - ZEB WISE 5. 55 - NICK KNEPPER 6. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 7. 7U - JOE B MILLER 8. 77U - CASEY SHUMAN 9. 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 10. 00 - GRADY CHANDLER 11. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 12. 50 - DANIEL ADLER 13. 67 - TANNER THORSON 14. 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON 15. 5RJ - COLBY COPELAND 16. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 17. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 18. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 19. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 20. 5 - DANNY FRYE 21. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 22. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 23. 37X - JASON MCDOUGAL 24. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN

Lap 1 Rockwell Security
Lap 2 In Memory of Scrapper Funsch
Lap 3 In Memory of Charlene Meents - Roger Branson Jr.
Lap 4 4 Left Turns
Lap 5 Daum Motorsports
Lap 6 In Memory of Dave Camfield, Sr - Crowder Brothers Racing
Lap 7 Shannon McQueen Racing
Lap 8 Austin Shores Racing
Lap 9 Brian Thompson Roofing
Lap 10 Brian Thompson Roofing
Lap 11 In Memory of Bob Johnston
Lap 12 Rich Standridge and Stella Fernandez
Lap 13 Spike Chassis
Lap 14 In Memory of Rich Camfield - Crowder Brothers Racing
Lap 15 Siner Transport
Lap 16 Herb and Sharon Flesher
Lap 17 In Memory of BC - Bill Willis
Lap 18 Jerry and Kelly Myers
Lap 19 In Memory of Frenchy Hindman
Lap 20 Siner Transport
Lap 21 In Memory of Michael Temares
Lap 22 Jim Viviano
Lap 23 The Engine Heater
Lap 24 Faith Flatout Ministries
Lap 25 BOSS Chassis
Lap 26 BOSS Chassis
Lap 27 Siner Transport
Lap 28 Roger and Marsha Branson
Lap 29 In Memory of Chuck Lynch, Sr
Lap 30 In Memory of Morty

High Passing Points: Daum Crop Insurance
Hard Luck Award: In Memory of Charlene Meents - Frank Daigh
A-main Hard Charger: Shannon McQueen Racing/The Engine Heater/AED Motorsports
Highest Finishing BOSS Chassis: BOSS Chassis
B-Main - will be divided amongst 32 - last: Cappy Mason
1st Car to miss A-main from heat race: MAJ1K Motorsports
1st Car out of the A-main: AED Motorsports
B-main Hard Charger: AED Motorsports
1st Car to miss A-main from B-main 1: AED Motorsports
1st Car to miss A-main from B-main 2: Smith Titanium
Keep It Clean Move of the Race: Molecule Sports

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Bayston Added to Repeat Winner List for Knepper Memorial Victors

Belleville, IL - Lebanon, Indiana's Spencer Bayston took the checkers with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League for the 26th Annual Knepper Memorial at Belle-Clair Speedway, fending off teammate Tanner Thorson to claim the win. Bayston adds his name to the short list of repeat Knepper Memorial winners with his first Knepper victory coming in 2015 and now, tonight's victory.

Leading the field to green, Aidan RoosEvans shared the front row with Colby Copeland for a career-first highpoint honor with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. At the drop of the green flag, Jason McDougal ended up spun on the back straight at the exit of turn two causing a complete restart. With the field lined back up, RoosEvans led the way for the next seven laps until relinquishing the lead to Bayston off turn four following a restart.

Taking over the top position on lap eight, Bayston had to fend off several challenges from teammate Tanner Thorson for the remaining 22 laps. Working the top side, Bayston saw Thorson roll the bottom for nearly the rest of the race patiently waiting for Bayston to make a mistake. But, the mistake never came, allowing Bayston to capture his eighth career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory, his third of 2017. Tanner Thorson took second with Nick Knepper rounding out the top three. Tucker Klaasmeyer finished fourth with Daniel Adler taking fifth.

"What they did to rework it, at first I thought, man, this is going to take a while to widen out, but it ran pretty well those first few laps and then it spread out and we were able to really get to racing," said Spencer Bayston. "Once I got to the lead on that restart, I saw Tanner on the bottom and he was laying that pressure down. I was just trying to have tunnel vision and be focused, but every time we'd come off the corner, he'd be drag racing me. He's a really good driver and I'm just happy to be on the podium right now. Hat's off to Belle-Clair for working hard on getting a good racetrack. It's an honor to win this race and win it for this race team."

"We were a little bit better there on the bottom than we were on the top," commented Tanner Thorson. "Halfway through the race I got into the wall and it made it a little bit hard to drive, but hat's off to Spencer, he did an awesome job out there. These guys work their butts off in the shop every day and it takes a lot to house these cars. I love coming to this place."

"Tonight was quite the night for us," stated Nick Knepper. "We broke the brake line twice, in the heat race and in hot laps. We didn't know what was causing it. Luckily we got through the heat and started up front in the feature and we were able to keep pace with these guys. It really gives me confidence going into tomorrow night that we can come out and do this and maybe improve by a couple of positions."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN, Heat 2: 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS, Heat 3: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 4: 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY, Heat 5: 5RJ - COLBY COPELAND, Heat 6: 67 - TANNER THORSON

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 00 - GRADY CHANDLER, 7U - JOE B MILLER

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 2. 67 - TANNER THORSON 3. 55 - NICK KNEPPER 4. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 5. 50 - DANIEL ADLER 6. 7U - JOE B MILLER 7. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 8. 00 - GRADY CHANDLER 9. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 10. O5 - BRAD LOYET 11. 5RJ - COLBY COPELAND 12. 91 - TYLER NELSON 13. 37W - WESLEY SMITH 14. 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 15. 37X - JASON MCDOUGAL 16. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 17. 39 - ZEB WISE 18. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 19. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 20. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 21. 7B - BRIAN PETERSON 22. 37 - ANDREW FELKER 23. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 24. 28 - ACE MCCARTHY

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MACEDO AND THORNE TAKE WINS AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

By Tommy Goudge (September 16, 2017) Ohsweken, Ontario - 80 drivers signed in to race at the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express on Saturday. Carson Macedo and Mike Thorne visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane. CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS 360 SPRINT CARS (58 ENTRIES) Carson Macedo won the $12,000 top prize at the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media). Sam Hafertepe, Jr. and Carson Macedo appeared set to decide who would win the 13th edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals between themselves, but Jordan Thomas did more than just keep the two stars honest; Thomas took the runner-up spot away from Hafertepe with three laps to go in the 35 lap feature, and tried to run Macedo down for the win. Macedo was not to be denied though, and became the first Californian to win the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, while Thomas settled for the runner-up spot, and Hafertepe held on to finish third. Ryan Susice moved up steadily to finish fourth, while a late charge moved Dylan Westbrook from eighth to fifth during the last two laps.

Hafertepe took the early lead with Macedo in tow, but the race slowed after just three laps when Jonathan Preston, Dain Naida, and Bryan Howland were caught in a jingle. Naida was able to keep rolling and Howland restarted the race at the tail, but Preston's car suffered damage which ended his race. Double-file restarts were new to the Nationals in 2017, and the new wrinkle made things interesting when the green flag flew again with 32 laps left. Shawn Donath attempted to get past Macedo and Hafertepe on this restart, but the two front row starters were able to break away again.

The leaders encountered traffic with ten laps complete, and Macedo made small gains on the leader as Hafertepe tried to get through the congestion. Before the traffic could play a larger role, the race was stopped when Dain Naida crashed hard in the first turn; Fortunately Naida was able to climb uninjured from his heavily-damaged machine. Macedo and Donath used the ensuing double-file restart to make runs at Hafertepe's lead, and those three briefly raced three-wide out of turn two. Macedo was able to steal the lead, but Hafertepe fought back to retake the top spot on lap 16. Jordan Thomas also made his move into the top three during this stint, passing Dustin Daggett and Shawn Donath in quick succession.

Hafertepe, Macedo, and Thomas began to encounter traffic again as the race reached the halfway point. The top three drivers were very close together with ten laps left, while Jared Horstman was making gains on them until briefly slipping off the edge of the track. Hafertepe doggedly continued to hold the lead despite a partially deflated right rear tire, but a brief pocket of open track allowed Macedo a chance to make the winning move in the bottom groove with six laps remaining. Thomas was subsequently able to pin Hafertepe behind a lapped car and take the second spot, but Macedo threaded his way through traffic and locked down the $12,000 USD win.

"For awhile there I couldn't decide what I was going to do," Macedo noted after the race. "I got my wing back a little bit and got settled down and got patient. Sam's a hell of a racer and just to compete with him at this level is pretty awesome."

While the win was Macedo's first at Ohsweken, it was far from the first one for the Joe Gaerte Racing team; Shane Stewart drove the #3g to three CSCN victories before moving on to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series with Larson/Marks Racing.

"This 3g team is awesome," Macedo exclaimed. "These guys - Tim Norman, Cindy Norman, Joe Gaerte[...]this car is always fast and I'm just the lucky guy who gets to drive it. (Ohsweken Speedway) is awesome. If I could race here all the time, I definitely would. I do this for a living so I travel around and I get to race at a lot of places and have a lot of fun, so that's what it's all about. Thanks to these fans for coming out. This place is awesome and I can't wait to come back."

Despite finishing second, Jordan Thomas was ecstatic with his team's results over the weekend.

"This is a win for us, and I'm at a loss for words," Thomas revealed. "Beating the best in the business with Hafertepe behind us second to Maceo, it's...I'm at a loss for words."

Hafertepe wasn't quite so happy with third, but the 2011 CSCN winner was philosophical after the race.

"Hat's off to Carson - he drove a really good race," Hafertepe observed. "We fought a little bleeder issue there right before the A (feature) started and we thought we had it fixed, and then just later in the race we had about nine pounds there in the right rear. With the track condition that it was, we weren't going to get it done like that. I felt like we had the car to beat and flexed a lot of strength all weekend long, but Carson's a good racer and we raced real hard and clean and he deserved to win tonight."

NOTES: -66 cars filed pre-entries for the 13th edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, with 58 officially competing on Saturday night. Engine problems and crashes on Thursday and Friday kept a number of drivers out of competition on Saturday; The most notable absence was that of three-time CSCN winner Steve Poirier, who suffered a back injury in a crash during the Night Before the Nationals event on Friday. -Also absent from competition on Saturday were long-time CSCN competitors Glenn Styres and Rick Wilson. Styres is still feeling the effects of a crash earlier in the summer, while Wilson was in attendance as a crew member. Wilson had attempted to qualify for all 12 previous editions of the Nationals, but was unable to bring his car and race team this year. While he did participate in time trials, Jared Zimbardi is also recovering from a recent crash and scratched from the remainder of the evening. -Bryan Howland and Dain Naida both looked to finish their Sprint Car careers on high notes, but neither were able to finish. Howland's night ended with engine problems on lap five, while Naida brought out the red flag with a hard crash on lap 12. -Drivers from two Canadian provinces and eight American states attempted to qualify for the 13th edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. -Nine drivers competed in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals for the first time, including Davie Franek who earned the Fine Touch Collision Rookie of the Nationals Award. -Sam Hafertepe Jr. collected the Grisdale Racing Products Fastest Qualifier Award, while Steve Lyons claimed the Inside Track Motorsport News Fastest Canadian Qualifier award. -Davie Franek started 26th and finished 11th in the A-Feature to claim the Grisdale Racing Products Hard Charger Award. -Ryan Ruhl and his team were chosen for Corr/Pak Merchandising “Bill Peer Memorial” Best Appearing Car Award honours. -Ryan Coniam's #5w team was awarded the Travis Rutz Long Tow Award presented by Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel. Originally from Burlington, Ontario, Coniam now resides in Colorado, while his car and race team are based in North Carolina. -George Suprick and Yan Bilodeau split the Eagle Chassis bonus from Mike Emhof Motorsports. -Coleman Gulick and Jeff Cook earned Mach 1 Chassis bonuses, while Gulick also received a bonus for driving the highest-finishing Mach 1 Chassis. -The highest-finishing drivers from each of the six official CSCN affiliate sanctions earned bonus prize money, including Paul Kinney (Empire Super Sprints), Jared Horstman (Great Lakes Super Sprints), Dustin Daggett (National Racing Alliance), Dylan Westbrook (Ohsweken Speedway 360 Sprint Cars), Jordan Thomas (Patriot Sprint Tour), and Shawn Sliter (Southern Ontario Sprints). STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (22 ENTRIES) Mike Thorne claimed the second Crate Sprint Car feature win of his career. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Although the boxscore shows Mike Thorne leading all but one of the 20 laps in the Crate Sprint Car feature, the win did not come easily to the former Thunder Stock champ. Thorne fought off challenges from several drivers to claim the second Crate Sprint Car feature win of his career. Polesitter Eric McGlone led the first lap and raced side-by-side with Thorne several times through the first half of the final Crate Sprint Car feature of the season.

The first yellow flag of the race flew on the third lap, as Aaron Turkey and Brian Nanticoke crashed in turn one; Both were uninjured, but Turkey's car was damaged too much to continue. Thorne and McGlone continued their race for the lead after the race restarted, while a good race also developed for the third spot between Jesse Costa and Jerry Hill. McGlone was again wheel-to-wheel with Thorne at the halfway signal, but Thorne used traffic to slip away while Costa and DeMan moved into second and third. With five laps left, Costa looked ready to pounce on Thorne until a collision between Hannah Ferrell and Josh Hansen brought out a yellow flag.

Costa was unable to get back into his rhythm after the race restarted and gave up the second spot to DeMan, but Thorne thwarted DeMan's plans for last-lap heroics by diving low in the third turn. DeMan settled for the runner-up position in his final race for the Barr Motorsports team, while Costa held onto third. McGlone and Holly Porter rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Mike Thorne, Eric McGlone, and Shone Evans.

"On that restart I saw (DeMan) was in third," Thorne noted. "I wanted to get a good restart...I saw him out of the corner of my eye down in (turn) one and wanted to make sure I covered the bottom down (in turn three) - It worked out good!"

Despite the runner-up finish, DeMan leaves the Crate Sprint Cars as the division's all-time feature win leader. The standout driver on both dirt and pavement will take his talents to the 360 Sprint Car division next season.

"I can't say enough about this track, the facility, the safety crew, the friendliness," DeMan exclaimed. "I came from asphalt and I didn't know anybody here. Everybody was so welcoming and I've had so much fun. All the competitors in this Crate division are top notch. I've had a lot of fun in this division and I can't wait to go 360!"

Although he had a chance to win, Costa was happy to get on the podium after some bad luck earlier in the season.

"We're really pleased," declared Costa. "With the way the year started off, we've been running pretty good now at the end of the year, so we're looking forward to next year now." OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS PRESENTED BY ARROW EXPRESS TOTAL ENTRIES – 80

———————————————————– CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS 360 SPRINT CARS (58 entries)

A-FEATURE (Started) 35 laps – NT 1. 3g Carson Macedo (2) 2. 79 Jordan Thomas (5) 3. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1) 4. 18 Ryan Susice (9) 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (13) 6. 17 Jared Horstman (3) 7. 85 Dustin Daggett (4) 8. 19k Paul Kinney (14) 9. 53 Shawn Donath (7) 10. 10b Mitch Brown (11) 11. 28f Davie Franek (26) 12. 11r Chase Ridenour (8) 13. 67c Steve Collins (19) 14. 14 Coleman Gulick (18) 15. 87 Jason Barney (27) 16. 14h Jim Huppunen (29) 17. 49 Scott Kreutter (16) 18. 67x Parker Price-Miller (24) 19. 16 Ryan Ruhl (15) 20. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (22) 21. 10 Jeff Cook (21) 22. 1-10 Jake Brown (30) 23. 22 Shawn Sliter (25) 24. 0 Holly Porter (23) 25. 90 Matt Tanner (28) 26. DNF 22h Randy Hannagan (20) 27. DNF 97 Cory Turner (17) 28. DNF 17x Dain Naida (6) 29. DNF 51 Bryan Howland (12) 30. DNF 22p Jonathan Preston (10) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1-11, 16-29), Carson Macedo (12-15, 30-35) Hard Charger – Davie Franek (+15)

AWARDS: -Fine Touch Collision Rookie of the Nationals Award ($500 CAD) – Davie Franek -Corr/Pak Merchandising Bill Peer Memorial Best Appearing Car Award ($350 CAD) – Ryan Ruhl -Grisdale Racing Products Fastest Qualifier Award ($300 CAD) – Sam Hafertepe Jr. -Inside Track Motorsport News Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award ($300 CAD) – Steve Lyons -Travis Rutz Long Tow Award presented by Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel ($250 CAD) – Ryan Coniam -Gale's Auto Aftermarket Hard Charger Award ($200 CAD) – Davie Franek -Empire Super Sprints Highest Finishing ESS Driver ($250 USD) – Paul Kinney -Specialty Fuels & Logistics Highest Finishing GLSS Driver ($200 USD) – Jared Horstman -Ohsweken Speedway Highest Finishing Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Driver ($250 CAD) – Dylan Westbrook -Patriot Sprint Tour Highest Finishing PST Driver ($200 USD) – Jordan Thomas -Brighton Speedway Highest Finishing SOS Driver ($200 CAD) – Shawn Sliter -Mike Emhof Motorsports Eagle Chassis Bonus – George Suprick ($100 USD) & Yan Bilodeau ($100 USD) -Mach 1 Chassis Bonus – Coleman Gulick ($300 USD) & Jeff Cook ($100 USD)

GROUP TIME TRIAL FLIGHT #1 (Overall Rank) 1. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON, 13.803 (2), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON, 13.826 (3), 3. 0 Holly Porter, Delhi ON, 13.939 (6), 4. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON, 13.971 (8), 5. 16 Ryan Ruhl, Coldwater MI, 13.991 (11), 6. 51 Bryan Howland, Union Springs NY, 14.044 (14), 7. 53 Shawn Donath, South Onondaga NY, 14.044 (15), 8. 79 Jordan Thomas, Harding PA, 14.056 (16), / 9. 11r Chase Ridenour, Perry MI, 14.096 (18), 10. 2 Dave Axton, Port Byron NY, 14.097 (19), 11. 22h Randy Hannagan, Pittsboro IN, 14.106 (21), 12. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON, 14.181 (28), 13. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON, 14.223 (32), 14. 3r Shane Ross, Thedford ON, 14.261 (35), 15. 45 Chuck Hebing, Ontario NY, 14.319 (38), 16. 87 Jason Barney, Brewerton NY, 14.379 (41), 17. 123 Yan Bilodeau, Victoriaville QC, 14.430 (42), 18. 88c Chad Miller, Amsterdam NY, 14.468 (43), 19. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne ON, 14.690 (54), 20. 67 Pete Richardson, Vernon NY, NT (58)

GROUP TIME TRIAL FLIGHT #2 (Overall Rank) 1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr., Rockwall TX, 13.714 (1), 2. 67c Steve Collins, Belfast NY, 13.868 (4), 3. 28f Davie Franek, Wantage NJ, 13.936 (5), 4. 3g Carson Macedo, Lemoore CA, 13.960 (7), 5. 49 Scott Kreutter, Alden NY, 13.972 (9), 6. 10b Mitch Brown, Brantford ON, 13.975 (10), 7. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON, 14.038 (12), 8. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON, 14.041 (13), / 9. 23 Devon Dobie, Wapakoneta OH, 14.098 (20), 10. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON, 14.117 (23), 11. 17 Jared Horstman, Cloverdale OH, 14.143 (25), 12. 7c Dylan Swiernik, Port Leyden NY, 14.177 (27), 13. 80 Chris Steele, 14.194, (29), 14. 35 Jared Zimbardi, Bradford PA, 14.201 (30), 15. 98 Joe Trenca, Clay NY, 14.210 (31), 16. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon, Delran NJ, 14.226 (33), 17. 28 Phil Gressman, Fremont OH, 14.227 (34), 18. 87 George Suprick, Clarks Summit PA, 14.334 (39), 19. 36 Matt Billings, Brockville ON, 14.356 (40), 20. 21j John Burbridge Jr., St. Williams ON, 14.627 (52)

GROUP TIME TRIAL FLIGHT #3 (Overall Rank) 1. 67x Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN, 14.079 (17), 2. 19k Paul Kinney, Durhamville NY, 14.116 (22), 3. 22p Jonathan Preston, 14.123, Romulus NY (24), 4. 18r Ryan Susice, Ransomville NY, 14.175 (26), 5. 17x Dain Naida, Adrian MI, 14.302 (36), 6. 10 Jeff Cook, Antwerp NY, 14.309 (37), 7. 14 Coleman Gulick, Chenango Forks NY, 14.485 (44), 8. 0c Cole Macdonald, Waterdown ON, 14.501 (45), / 9. 14w Brett Wright, East Chatham NY, 14.522 (46), 10. 85 Dustin Daggett, Portland MI, 14.559 (47), 11. 5w Ryan Coniam, Denver CO, 14.566 (48), 12. 10h Kelly Hebing, Ontario NY, 14.568 (49), 13. 90 Matt Tanner, Stephentown NY,14.569 (50), 14. 57 Charlie Sandercock, Trenton ON, 14.589 (51), 15. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON, 14.658 (53), 16. 3 Denny Peebles, Lowville NY, 14.761 (55), 17. 5c Conor Mahoney, Waterdown ON, 14.839 (56), 18. 15 Mike Ferrell, London ON, 15.077 (57)

HEAT RACE #1 (Started) 10 laps – NT 1. 53 Shawn Donath (1), 2. 11r Chase Ridenour (5), 3. 16 Ryan Ruhl (2), / 4. 0 Holly Porter (3), 5. 91 Ryan Turner (7), 6. 22h Randy Hannagan (6), 7. 9 Steve Lyons (4), 8. 123 Yan Bilodeau (9), 9. 22 Shawn Sliter (10), 10. DNF 45 Chuck Hebing (8)

HEAT RACE #2 (Started) 10 laps – NT 1. 79 Jordan Thomas (1), 2. 51 Bryan Howland (2), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4), / 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (6), 5. 87 Jason Barney (8), 6. 77x Alex Hill (3), 7. 88c Chad Miller (9), 8. 3r Shane Ross (7), 9. 2 Dave Axton (5), 10. DNS 67 Pete Richardson (10)

HEAT RACE #3 (Started) 10 laps – NT 1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (4), 2. 17 Jared Horstman (6), 3. 49 Scott Kreutter (2), / 4. 28f Davie Franek (3), 5. 98 Joe Trenca (8), 6. 23 Devon Dobie (5), 7. 28 Phil Gressman (9), 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (1), 9. 80 Chris Steele (7), 10. 36 Matt Billings (10)

HEAT RACE #4 (Started) 10 laps – 2:26.032 1. 3g Carson Macedo (3), 2. 10 Mitch Brown 2(), 3. 97 Cory Turner (1), / 4. 67c Steve Collins (4), 5. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (8), 6. 7 Dylan Swiernik (6), 7. 14h Jim Huppunen (5), 8. 87s George Suprick (9), 9. 21j John Burbridge Jr. (10), 10. DNS 35 Jared Zimbardi (7)

HEAT RACE #5 (Started) 10 laps – NT 1. 17x Dain Naida (2), 2. 22p Jonathan Preston (3), 3. 14 Coleman Gulick (1), / 4. 14w Brett Wright (5), 5. 90 Matt Tanner (7), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (8), 7. 5c Conor Mahoney (9), 8. DNF 67x Parker Price-Miller (4), 9. DNF 5w Ryan Coniam (6)

HEAT RACE #6 (Started) 10 laps – 2:29.617 1. 85 Dustin Daggett (5), 2. 18r Ryan Susice (3), 3. 19k Paul Kinney (4), / 4. 10 Jeff Cook (2), 5. 0c Cole Macdonald (1), 6. 3 Denny Peebles (8), 7. 10h Kelly Hebing (6), 8. 57 Charlie Sandercock (7), 9. 15 Mike Ferrell (9)

B-FEATURE #1 (Started) 12 laps – NT 1. 67c Steve Collins (3), 2. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon (1), / 3. 28f Davie Franek (4), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (8), 5. 80 Chris Steele (11), 6. 7 Dylan Swiernik (6), 7. 28 Phil Gressman (5), 8. 87s George Suprick (9), 9. 36 Matt Billings (13), 10. 21j John Burbridge Jr. (10), 11. DNF 98 Joe Trenca (2), 12. DNF 38 Tyler Hendricks (12), 13. DNS 23 Devon Dobie (7), 14. DNS 35 Jared Zimbardi (14)

B-FEATURE #2 (Started) 12 laps – 3:04.816 1. 22h Randy Hannagan (6), 2. 0 Holly Porter (4), / 3. 87 Jason Barney (2), 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (1), 5. 77x Alex Hill (7), 6. 91 Ryan Turner (3), 7. 3r Shane Ross (10), 8. 123 Yan Bilodeau (8), 9. 88c Chad Miller (5), 10. 9 Steve Lyons (9), 11. 22 Shawn Sliter (11), 12. DNF 2 Dave Axton (12), 13. DNS 45 Chuck Hebing (13)

B-FEATURE #3 (Started) 12 laps – NT 1. 10 Jeff Cook (3), 2. 67x Parker Price-Miller (10), / 3. 90 Matt Tanner (2), 4. 14w Brett Wright (1), 5. 3 Denny Peebles (4), 6. 5w Ryan Coniam (12), 7. 6 Curtis Gartly (5), 8. 0c Cole Macdonald (7), 9. 57 Charlie Sandercock (9), 10. 15 Mike Ferrell (11), 11. DNF 10h Kelly Hebing (8), 12. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney (6), 13. DNS 67 Pete Richardson (13)

POLE DASH (Started) 5 laps – 1:14.294 NTR 1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2), 2. 3g Carson Macedo (4), 3. 17 Jared Horstman (3), 4. 85 Dustin Daggett (1), 5. 79 Jordan Thomas (8), 6. 17x Dain Naida (3), 7. 53 Shawn Donath (7), 8. 11r Chase Ridenour (5)

PROVISIONAL A-FEATURE STARTERS: 22 Shawn Sliter (Southern Ontario Sprints)

ADDED A-FEATURE STARTERS: 28f Davie Franek, 14h Jim Huppunen, 87 Jason Barney, 1-10 Jake Brown, 90 Matt Tanner

———————————————————– STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS

A-FEATURE (Started) 20 laps – NT 1. 55 Mike Thorne (2) 2. 4 Mack DeMan (3) 3. 52 Jesse Costa (4) 4. 6m Eric McGlone (1) 5. 1 Holly Porter (8) 6. 49h Jerry Hill (6) 7. 18 Josh Shantz (10) 8. 87x Shone Evans (7) 9. 29 Liam Martin (21) 10. 7 Caleb Wood (22) 11. 51 Trevor Young (13) 12. 5 DJ Christie (11) 13. 19 Brandon Murrell (19) 14. 9 Paul Ballantyne (15) 15. 18x Davey Boughton (18) 16. 3x Lofton Schuts (17) 17. 22 Allen Gilleta (20) 18. 8h Matt Hill (14) 19. DNF 8 Hannah Ferrell (16) 20. DNF 88h Josh Hansen (12) 21. DNF 9c Brian Nanticoke (9) 22. DNF 68 Aaron Turkey (5) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Eric McGlone (1), Mike Thorne (2-20) Hard Charger – Liam Martin (+12)

HEAT RACE #1 (Started) 8 laps – NT 1. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (2), 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (1), 3. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (3), 4. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville ON (4), 6. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa ON (7), 7. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle ON (8), 8. DNF 7 Caleb Wood, London ON (6)

HEAT RACE #2 (Started) 8 laps – NT 1. 6m Eric McGlone, Union ON (2), 2. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (3), 3. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (5), 4. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (7), 5. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster ON (6), 6. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing ON (4), 7. DNF 29 Liam Martin, Hamilton ON (1)

HEAT RACE #3 (Started) 8 laps – NT 1. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland ON (3), 2. 52 Jesse Costa, St. Thomas ON (2), 3. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken ON (4), 4. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken ON (1), 5. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville ON (7), 6. Lofton Schuts, Oakland ON (5), 7. DNF 22 Allen Gilleta, St. Catharines ON (6)

 

 

TOUROND WINS SECOND ANNUAL FRED RANNARD, SR. MIDGET CLASSIC

Racing in front of the largest championship night crowd in Agassiz Speedway history, Greg Tourond was victorious Saturday night in the Second Annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Midget Classic.

The 29 year old, third generation driver, from Langley, B.C. won $1,500 in the race that featured the Washington Midget Racing Association and the Agassiz midgets. It was the highest paying pavement midget race on the west coast this year. Tourond was also crowned season champion at Agassiz for the first time after receiving rookie of the year honors last season.

Rob Rannard waved the green flag to start the feature race and it was defending Agassiz champion and former WMRA champ, Troy Globe of Abbotsford that led the first half of the 30 lap main event. Tourond, who started fifth, got by Globe as they raced through turns one and two on lap 15 on his way to the victory. Globe finished second for a $600 payday and Marysville, Washington's Seidelman was third earning $500. Everett, Washington's Kenny Woods was fourth and Abbotsford's Billy Bell was fifth.

Wayne Goodwin, Lee Halladay, Dana Glenn, Keith Davidson and Jeff Bird rounded out the top ten finishers. Tourond also received the Speedmart hard charger of the race award.

Seidelman, who had won 13 straight WMRA races and four in a row at Agassiz also got $100 for fast time from Tron Fabrication after he broke his own track record with a lap of 12.837. He has now won six consecutive WMRA titles.

In other action Saturday night it was late model rookie of the year Chase Schmidt winning his first main event while Dave Hemrich took home his eighth championship. In the street stock division Russ Luke won for the sixth time in eight points races on the way to his third straight championship. The mini stock division saw Joey Silas win for the fourth time this year but it was Travis George pulling off the rare feat of winning rookie of the year and season champ all at once. In the hornet class Matt Ostermeyer picked up his third win of 2017 and Dillon Gordon won his first championship. Agassiz Speedway will open the 2018 season on April 28.

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Thanks again to the following for their support of The Second Annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Midget Classic: The Lester brothers at Recycleyourauto.com, Brian's Auto Glass, Goodwin's Greenhouse Supply, Agassiz Speedway superfans Gary Niven and Terry Price, Tron Fabrication, Leslie McKellar (Agassiz Speedway photographer), Shaun Hulbert (Shaun in the Dirt racing podcast), Leighty Racing in Pacific Beach Washington, Greg Burgess from Longdale Speedway in Oklahoma, Key Welding, Shop 55, Speedmart, Joe's Racing Products, Harding Motorsport Supply, Deming Speedway, Rutz Racing, Hemrich Brothers Garage, the Tourond Family, Lordco Auto Parts, Sean Edwards Racing, Washington Midget Racing Association, Northwest Focus Midget Series, West Coast Vintage Racers, Vancouver Stealth Lacrosse, Vancouver Giants Hockey, Dolly's Tees and Serious Performance.

 

 

Kyle Smith Tames the Track of Champions

It was an eventful evening for the return of the Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour at Fonda Speedway. When the final checkers flew, it was Great Barrington Massachusett's Kyle Smith who would come out on top and be able to grace Fonda Speedway Victory Lane with his presence.

The first turn of the first lap of the first heat race would see a massive incident that would involve four competitors. Brett Jaycox, Mark Taylor, Dave Ferguson, and series points leader Thomas Radivoy would all be involved in a violent pile-up that would end between turns one and two of the Track of Champions. Ferguson sustained the worst of the damage with a totally destroyed 45 Speedy's Cleaners car. He walked away from the incident without any serious injuries. Brett Jaycox had to retire his 07 Outlaw Motorsports entry for the evening. He escaped serious injury as well. Thomas Radivoy would be able to come back and salvage whatever points he could in the main event. He would do this with the aid of a borrowed wing from Geoff Quackenbush. Mark Taylor was also able to return for the main event later on in the evening.

Modified Competitor Tyler Boniface and Kyle Smith would bring the field down to the green flag for the start of the 20 lap A- main event. Smith would quickly take command of the lead early in the event. Mike Kiser, from Cooperstown, seemed to have an early short-run advantage in his 99 Kiser Sand and Gravel car. But he would eventually be overtaken by Jeff Trombley, in the 3A Warren's Auto Body Car as well as a strong pass from Josh Pieniazek.

Warren Connecticutt's Peter Dance would spin his RCE Machine Works 56D with six laps remaining in the feature. This would bring out the only yellow of this event. When green flag racing resumed, Kyle Smith would be able to set sail and power his D&D Auto Supply, Taylor Propane, John Matrafailo-owned 17 car to Fonda Speedway Victory Lane. This would be his second feature win of the 2017 season. His first win came at Afton Motorsports Park earlier in the season.

Jeff Trombley would work his way to a second place finish. This would make Trombley the Kennedy's Towing Northway 90 Series Points Champion.

Josh Pieniazek would earn his way to the podium with a third-place run in his JGS Hauling & Recycling number 9 entry. This also earned Josh the Powdertech Coatings Hard Charger Award. He would work his way to third from tenth starting position.

The Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Tour continues their journey with two more events on the 2017 season. They stop at Afton Motorsports Park on Friday, October 6th as part of the Short Track Super Nationals Weekend. The tour will then finish the season on Saturday, October 21st at Orange County Fair Speedway during Eastern States Weekend. Fans and teams can go to crsasprints.com for more information on these events and the close-out of the 2017 season.

Fonda Speedway Official Results - September 22, 2017

HEAT 1: Sydney Prince, Eddie Strada, Jeremiah Munson, Thomas Radivoy, Andy Durie, Mark Taylor, David Ferguson, Brett Jaycox

HEAT 2: Mike Kiser, Josh Pieniazek, Cory Sparks, Tyler Boniface, Peter Dance, Dustin Purdy, Jerry Sehn, Link Pettit

HEAT 3: Jeff Trombley, Kyle Smith, Dalton Herrick, Christian Rumsey, Dana Wagner, Geoff Quackenbush, Mike Van Pelt, Chuck Alessi

FEATURE: 1. KYLE SMITH (2), 2. Jeff Trombley, 3. Josh Pieniazek, 4. Mike Kiser, 5. Eddie Strada, 6. Thomas Radivoy, 7. Tyler Boniface, 8. Christian Rumsey, 9. Dalton Herrick, 10. Sydney Prince, 11. Geoff Quackenbush, 12. Dana Wagner, 13. Dustin Purdy, 14. Jeremiah Munson, 15. Chuck Alessi, 16. Mark Taylor, 17. Mike Van Pelt, 18. Jerry Sehn, 19. Peter Dance, 20. Andy Durie, 21. Link Pettit, DNS – Cory Sparks, DNS – Dave Ferguson, DNS – Brett Jaycox

Kennedy's Towing “Northway 90 Challenge” Mini Series Points Champion: Jeff Trombley

BONUSES: Shuttleworth Sealing Bonus: Geoff Quackenbush Powdertech Coatings Hard Charger: Josh Pieniazek 10th - 3th (+7) NYSSCA Safety Award: Kyle Smith and Jeff Trombley Fastest Lap of the Night Award: Jeff Trombley (18.035)

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series Race # 21 Saturday September 23rd 2017

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series Natural Bridge Speedway Natural Bridge Va.

Scott Lutz Falls for the Bridge The fall season started this weekend and the mountains of Virginia are a popular place to visit and Scott Lutz traveled from Pennsylvania to take in the sights and take the win. The heats started the night with Troy Severin and Tony Harris taking wins. The feature was called to the line with Chris Ware and Bill Rice pacing the field to green with Rice out first. Rice loves the high line and he was trying to run away as Troy Severin was quickly up to second and everybody else was using all three grooves to run them down. Rice continued when the pace slowed for a broken car then it was back on with Rice and Severin still up from as Scott Lutz was closing in. With ten laps to go Lutz made his way to second and Rice was starting to get a little loose on exit but looked like he may hold on. With traffic ahead Rice had to change up lines and Lutz was using the low line to really close in and with four to go to the front he went. Lutz pulled a few car lengths out and raced to his second VSS win of the year. At the line it was Scott Lutz, Bill Rice, Troy Severin, Anthony Linkenhoker, Tony Harris, Jeff Taylor, Chris Ware, Glenn Worrell, Neil Sandridge, Daren Bolac, Jack Rice, French Grimes jr. , Tom Humphries, Mike Leraas and Brian Lawson. Next week is the season finale at Shenadoah Speedway in Shenandoah, Va. on Saturday night September 30th.

Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

 

Schneiderman, Oliver Jr., Becerra, Stensland and Fenton Score Season Finale Wins at 34 Raceway

by Brian Neal
West Burlington, IA (Saturday, September 23, 2017) - One would have thought it was a mid summer night instead of early autumn on Saturday, September 23rd at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, as temperatures hoovered around the low 90's. The on track action was just a hot, as the weather on this season finale night was brought to you by Mepo Truck and Trailer Repair out of Mediaplois, Iowa. It was also the season championship event for the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders and Crazy Coyote Mini Hauler Trucks.

The first feature to take to the track was the 15 lap Casebine Credit Union SportMods, with Randy LaMar and Brandon Setser drawing the front row. Setser would take advantage of his starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Austen Becerra and LaMar. Becerra tried to look under Setser for the top spot over the next seven laps, but Setser was able to hold him off on each lap. That was until lap 9 when Setser drifted high coming off turn 4, which allowed Becerra to slip past for the lead. Setser would follow in Becerra's tire tracks over the final 6 laps, but wasn't able to get by in the caution free event. As Becerra went on to win his fourth in a row and ninth overall at 34 Raceway, and it was also his second win of the weekend after winning the $2,000 special on Friday night in Davenport, Iowa. Setser settled for 2nd, Adam Birck was 3rd, Brandon Lennox came from 12th to finish in 4th, with Andrew Burk rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 20 lap Sunoco Fuel Mod Lites national event, with twenty-five of the twenty-six starters taking the green flag. Andy Sherley and Scott Naggatz would lead the field to that green, as a result of their one two place finish in the dash earlier in the night. Sherley took advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Naggatz and Ty Short. While the top two cars tried to pull away from the field, the action behind them went two and three wide at times. But that action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 4, when Wyatt Wilkerson, who who was running 6th, spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Sherley moved back out front, with Jason Masengarb, who started 6th, and Travis Stensland over taking Naggatz for second and third. Stensland was able to wrestle the runner up spot away from Masengarb on lap 8, and then went to work on Sherley for the top spot. Coming off turn 4 to complete lap 10 Stensland was able to slip under Sherley for the lead. But before the lap was scored complete the red flag came out, which gave Sherley the lead back for the restart. Jimmy Halcomb would go for a nasty ride in turn 4 to bring out the red. He would climb from his car okay.

The restart saw Stensland use the bottom of the track to grab the lead away from Sherley, with Masengarb and Mike Morrill, who started 11th, close behind. While Stensland set the pace out front, Sherley had to work to hold back Masengarb and Morrill for the second spot. On lap 15 Masengarb was able to get the second spot from Sherley, but going down the backstretch the following lap Masengarb pulled into the infield with mechanical troubles. This would give Morrill the second spot, as he took up the challenge of Stensland for the lead over the final 4 laps. But Stensland was able to hold him off to claim his first win of the season at the track, that was worth $500. Morrill was 2nd, Randy Bryan finished 3rd after starting in 9th, Sherley was 4th, with Michael Dominguez coming home in 5th.

Drake Fenton and Dylan Reverend led the field to green in the 12 lap Crazy Coyote Mini Hauler Truck feature, with Fenton jumping out front to lead lap 1 over Reverend and John Helenthal. Just as Fenton started to pull away from the rest of the field, the red flag appeared to slow him down. Reverend got upside down in turn 2 and collected Brian Tipps to bring out the red. He would climb from his truck okay. On the restart Fenton jumped back out front, with Tim Wagner and Helenthal close behind. Fenton would pull away late in the race to go on to score his fourth win of the season at 34 Raceway, which also helped his claim the track championship. Wagner was 2nd, Lance Applegarth was 3rd, Helenthal was 4th, with Lake Carlson finishing in 5th.

Up next was the 15 lap Pepsi Stock Car feature, with Jake Wenig and John Oliver Jr. drawing the front row. Oliver Jr. would take advantage of his starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Wenig and Chad Krogmeier. As Oliver Jr. and Wenig started to pull away from the rest of the field, the battle for third was heating up between Krogmeier, Dean Kratzer and Dane Fenton. Disaster would strike that battle on lap 9 when Kratzer spun in turn 4 from contact from Fenton to bring out the yellow. On the restart the yellow light would come back on, as contact from Wenig sent Krogmeier spinning in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. The following restart saw Oliver Jr. jump back out front, with Fenton and Wenig coming from the back to follow close behind. Oliver Jr. would go on to lead the final five laps unchallenged to claim his sixth win of the season at the track. Fenton was 2nd, Wenig was 3rd, Krogmeier was 4th, with Kratzer completing the top 5.

The final feature to take to the track on the night was the 30 lap Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, with Dave Getchell and Ryan Jamison making up the front row. But it was third place starter Josh Schneiderman who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Jamison and Jon Agan. The action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 2, when Paul Nienheiser, who was running 4th, spun off the top of the track in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Schneiderman moved back out front, with Jamison and Agan close behind. One lap later, lap 4, Agan slipped past Jamison to take over the runner up spot and then went to work on Schneiderman for the top spot. But Disaster would strike Agan on lap 8, when he spun off the track in turn 2 to bring out the second yellow of the race. Once again Schneiderman jumped back out front on the restart, with Jamison and Cody Wehrle following. While Josh Schneiderman set the pace out front, all eyes were on Jarrod Schneiderman, who started 13th, and Nienhiser who were working their way towards the front. On lap 19 Jarrod Schneiderman slipped past Jamison for second, while Nienhiser was back up to 6th. But even with heavy lapped traffic there was no catching Josh Schneiderman, who went on to win his first Sprint Invaders feature of the season. Nienhiser came back to finish 3rd, Wehrle was 4th, with Jamison coming home in 5th. Agan, who recovered from his spin on lap 8 and finished 9th, would come away with the Sprint Invaders title.

Not only was this the final event of the 2017 season at 34 Raceway, it also brought an 11 year ownership of the track by Jeff and Amy Laue, Scott and Lorrie Parish, and Tom and Sue Bowling to an end. As Amy made the announcement to everyone in attendance on Saturday that the track has been sold to Brad Stevens. Brad is the master mind behind the "Slocum 50" race, which honors his great friend Benton Slocum. Who was killed in a pit accident at the track back in 2005. Stevens told the crowd that very little changes would be made for the 2018 season.

So to keep up with all the information about 34 Raceway you can visit the tracks website at www.34raceway.com, like them of Facebook, or download their new AP on your cell phone.

OFFICIAL RESULTS
34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Mepo Truck and Trailer Repair Sprint Invaders Night

Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders

A-Feature: 1. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA; 2. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA; 3. Paul Nienheiser, Chapin IL; 4. Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA; 5. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA; 6. Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA; 7. Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA; 8. Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA; 9. Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA; 10. Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA; 11. Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA; 12. Ben Wagoner, Emden IL; 13. Justin Bucholz, Davenport, IA; 14. Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA; 15. Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA; 16. Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA; 17. Tom Lenz, Marion, IA; 18. Bob Weuve, Newton, IA; 19. Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA; 20. Dave Getchell, Knoxville, IA

B-Feature: 1. Jamie Ball; 2. Tanner Gebhardt; 3. Justin Bucholz; 4. Harold Pohren; 5. Tom Lenz; 6. Dan Keltner, Grandview, IA; 7. John Greenwood, Woodward, IA; 8. Joe Laue, Morning Sun, IA; 9. John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (DNS)

Shake-Up Dash - 1. Josh Schneiderman; 2. Jon Agan; 3. Daniel Bergquist; 4. Paul Nienheiser; 5. Dave Getchell; 6. Ryan Jamison

Heat 1: 1. Ryan Jamison; 2. Daniel Bergquist; 3. Damian Getchell; 4. Tyler Groenendyk; 5. Jarrod Schneiderman; 6. Jamie Ball; 7. Justin Bucholz; 8. John Schulz

Heat 2: 1. Josh Schneiderman; 2. Paul Nienheiser; 3. Cody Wehrle; 4. Bob Weuve; 5. Ben Wagoner; 6. Tanner Gebhardt; 7. Dan Keltner; 8. John Greenwood

Heat 3: 1. Jon Agan; 2. Dave Getchell; 3. Andy Krieger; 4. Rob Weuve; 5. Brayden Gaylord; 6. Joe Laue; 7. Harold Pohren; 8. Tom Lenz

 

 

Cory Eliason sweeps the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – September 23, 2017…Kingsburg’s Cory Eliason and car owner Rod Tiner have proven to be a potent combo in 2017 and that continued at the inaugural Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness, with the duo claiming a clean sweep of the weekend at Placerville Speedway.

Eliason dominated the opening prelim on Friday, before capturing an exciting 40-lap finale on Saturday evening, earning the $7500 grand prize. Combining Friday’s winnings and his Posse Pole Shuffle winnings each night, the Central Valley wheel-man walked away with $11,300 for the weekend.

“It feels great to come out here and win the first ever Nor-Cal Posse Shootout,” commented Eliason in victory lane to track announcer Brad Kennedy. “Rod Tiner and I have been really fast all year so it’s pretty awesome to get another victory. It took me a long time to finally win at Placerville Speedway and now we have three in a row so that’s pretty special. I want to thank everyone for putting on this event because it was a lot of fun and hopefully it gets bigger and bigger.”

Elk Grove’s Greg Decaires was making his final Placerville Speedway start as a full-time driver and jumped into the lead at the waving of the green flag in the feature. Early on Eliason hounded his rear bumper looking for a way by, which finally came on lap 11 when he charged around the outside of turn four to take command. Just after that a caution flag waved that set up a restart where Hanford’s DJ Netto carved his way into second.

Once lapped traffic came into play after the halfway point things heated up and fans were treated to some tremendous racing on the tight quarter-mile. Netto closed in ever so slightly while running the low line and as Eliason got bound up on the cushion it gave him the chance to make his move. On lap 29 Netto sliced into the lead as the crowd came to their feet. Eliason didn’t give up however, and stayed right with the Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3c machine, before making the move on lap 32 to regain the top-spot.

Netto then returned the favor to take the lead once again, but a caution waved that saved the position for Eliason. After going back green Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi then battled hard with Netto and took over the runner up spot on lap 35 while running the high-side. Up front it was all about Eliason though, who took the checkered flag to claim his third straight victory at the Placerville Speedway.

Scelzi crossed the stripe in second to cap a great weekend that also saw him earn the $600 Brad Sweet Racing/ ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust fast time award on Friday, along with a fourth place effort in the opening night A-main. Roseville’s Sean Becker had a strong run in the feature on Saturday to come from row five and make a thrilling final corner pass up top to claim the final spot on the podium. Netto and Decaires rounded out the top-five.

Completing the top-10 were Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Princeton’s Mason Moore, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto and 21st starter Colby Copeland of Roseville, who took home the $300 hard charger award courtesy of Kevin and Kim Urton.

The $250-to-win Posse Pole Shuffle courtesy of Kyle Larson Racing was captured by Cory Eliason. The B-main was claimed by Tony Gualda. The first set of heat races were picked off by Willie Croft, Mason Moore, Jodie Robinson and Mitchell Faccinto, while the second set of heats were won by Ryan Bernal, Chase Majdic, Shane Hopkins and Colby Copeland. A total of 42 different Winged 360 Sprint Car entrants competed at the inaugural running of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness.

Scott Kinney made a late-race pass to claim victory in the companion BCRA Midget Lite feature over Hunter Kinney, Terry Bergstrom, Brent Sexton and Emilee Lindgren. Nineteen BCRA Midget Lites were in action on Saturday with heat races picked up by Scott Kinney, Hunter Kinney and Brent Sexton. Hunter Kinney won opening night on Friday.

The Placerville Speedway will now close the 2017 racing season this coming Saturday September 30 with the Tilford Tribute featuring Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Sport Mods and Mini Trucks. More info can be found at http://www.placervillespeedway.com/

 

 

Bland comes home with sprint car win at Lincoln Park Speedway

- Putnamville oval hosted weekend doubleheader

By CAREY FOX

Times Sports Editor

PUTNAMVILLE – As the 2017 season winds down at Lincoln Park Speedway, the Putnamville oval hosted a doubleheader weekend with a full slate of racing action.

On Saturday night, Jeff Bland Jr. capped a big weekend with a sprint car victory that came on the heels of a win Friday at Bloomington Speedway. Oklahoma’s Tyler Thomas was the winner on Friday night at LPS. Cole Parker took the UMP Modified victory Friday night with RJ Pruitt recording Saturday’s win. Steve Peeden picked up UMP Super Stock win number 12 this season on Saturday with Wes McClara winning the weekend opener. In the bomber division it was Jordan Almanza with the opening night win and Josh Litton claiming night number two.

Bland would set a blistering pace after a first lap caution was brought out as Travis Berryhill and Shane Cockrum were knocked out of competition. Once the field took the green flag, Bland began building a comfortable lead ahead of the field.

Brent Beauchamp and Kent Christian were side-side early with Jadon Rogers and Tim Creech in tow within the top-five spots.

By lap 10, Bland had reached lapped traffic and began sorting the back markers out. However, Beauchamp was rocking the top side and began clicking off car lengths on each lap in pursuit of Bland. On lap 12, Beauchamp had closed to within five car lengths before a caution slowed the field.

On lap 15, Bland got a strong restart ahead of Beauchamp to hold on to the point as Christian settled into third ahead of Matt McDonald, Creech and Zach Hampton.

A final caution reset the field as Brady Ottinger slipped the cushion in turn three and slid to a stop under a billboard on the outside of the track. When the green flag waved, Beauchamp’s pursuit would end as he pulled off into the infield as Bland cruised to win by nearly a half lap over Creech, Christian, Hampton and McDonald.

In the UMP Modified main event, Jay Humphrey Jr. started on the pole and led the first half of the race as Pruitt ran alongside the Bloomington native. The pair put on an entertaining battle through the first 10 laps, extending a solid lead as the field strung out behind them. Cole Parker was a distant third in a bunched group that also included Brent Hudson, Rob Bricket and Jeff Deckard.

By lap 13, the leaders reached lapped traffic and Pruitt had held a slight lead over Humphrey for two laps. Humphrey went to the bottom line before a caution came out at the halfway mark.

On the restart, Pruitt held fast to the top spot and briefly opened up a five car length lead as Humphrey went back to challenge on the high side. Pruitt was able to stave off the challenge over the final five laps to pick up the win as Humphrey settled for second. Deckard battled up to third ahead of Brickert and Hudson.

In the UMP Super Stock feature, Peeden and McClara went at it for the top spot for several early laps before Peeden took over the point. Once he had taken over the top spot, he did not look back in cruising away for a solid win to maintain his national points lead.

Jonny Newgent moved up after battling past McClara over the final five laps to finish second as Kris Starks placed fourth ahead of Paul Wright.

In the final feature of the evening, David Bumgardner led the field early on as Litton gave chase through the first five laps. Megan Cavaness moved into contention ahead of David Wallen and Tom Cox.

Litton moved into a side-by-side fight for the top spot with Bumgardner on lap 10, but Bumgardner would pull off the track moments later with mechanical issues. With Litton solidly in front, Cavaness quickly chased him down and took over the lead with four laps remaining. As Cavaness came into turn one, a lapped car cut down the available racing lines. With Litton closing in, Cavaness made contact with the lapped car, spinning it and bringing out a caution. The ruling was that Cavaness had caused the caution, which sent the No. 5c to the tail as Litton took over the top spot and stayed there over the final couple of laps.

Litton claimed the victory ahead of Almanza, Cox, Glen Ogden and Kyle Prince.

Jason Setser won night two of the UMRA TQ Midget Nationals at LPS and Ryan Barr was the winner of the Midwest Mini Sprint Association feature.

This weekend will be the final points night of the year with sprint cars, UMP Modifieds, super stocks and bombers.

Lincoln Park Speedway

Saturday night

Sprint car feature

1. Jeff Bland Jr., 2. Tim Creech II, 3. Kent Christian, 4. Zach Hampton, 5. Matt McDonald, 6. Jadon Rogers, 7. Nate McMillin, 8. Koby Barksdale, 9. Josh Cunningham, 10. Collin Ambrose, 11. Adam Wilfong, 12. Ben McMurray, 13. Alec Sipes, 14. Brent Beauchamp, 15. Brady Ottinger, 16. Michael Koontz, 17. David Gross, 18. Lee Underwood, 19. Travis Berryhill, 20. Shane Cockrum, 21. Kent SchmidtHeat winners: McMillin, Berryhill, Christian

UMP Modified feature

1.RJ Pruitt, 2. Jay Humphrey Jr., 3. Jeff Deckard, 4. Rob Brickert, 5. Brent Hudson, 6. Jordan Wever, 7. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 8. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 9. James Walters, 10. Josh McDaniel, 11. Dan Lewellen, 12. Tyler Loughmiller, 13. Michael Fish, 14. Matt Tiller, 15. Boomer Houk, 16. Michael Beatty, 17. Cole Parker, 18. Chad Steinert, 19. Aaron Zellers, 20. Jake Leitzman

B-main winner: Fish

Heat winners: Humphrey Jr., Brickert, Pruitt

UMP Super Stock feature

1. Steve Peeden, 2. Jonny Newgent, 3. Wes McClara, 4. Kris Starks, 5. Paul Wright, 6. Doug McCullough, 7. Ken Kelley, 8. Brandon Morin, 9. Chucky Walden, 10. Bryce Shidler, 11. Kenny Fields, 12. David Wallen

Heat winners: Wright, Peeden

Bomber feature

1. Josh Litton, 2. Jordan Almanza, 3. Tom Cox, 4. Glen Ogden, 5. Kyle Prince, 6. Gary Hayden, 7. Travis Heramb, 8. Ben Daniel, 9. Devin Wallen, 10. David Wallen, 11. Robert Farris, 12. Ron Smith, 13. Matt Raber, 14. Jeff Allen, 15. Tyler Rodgers, 16. Keivan Clodfelter, 17. Corey Anstead, 18. Megan Cavaness, 19. Jacob Steinway, 20. Joseph Raber, 21. David Bumgardner, 22. Gregg Riser, 23. Cody Wright

Heat winners: Bumgardner, Litton, Cavaness

Friday night

Sprint car feature

1. Tyler Thomas, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Brent Beauchamp, 4. Shane Cockrum, 5. Koby Barksdale, 6. Matt McDonald, 7. Jarett Andretti, 8. Nate McMillin, 9. Jadon Rogers, 10. Alec Sipes, 11. Tim Creech II, 12. Scott Hampton, 13. Tyler Kendall, 14. Ben McMurray, 15. Shelby VanGilder, 16. David Gross, 17. Brady Ottinger, 18. Patrick Budde

Heat winners: Thomas, Barksdale

 

 

DROWN MANAGES WIN IN DON GROSS MEMORIAL AT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY; PALKER PILOTS TO OVSCA WIN; MOORE & WES STALEY GO FLAG TO FLAG FOR BLOW OUT WINS

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, September 23, 2017

By Mike Swanger

The 5th annual Ohio Dirt Blowout presented by the Kar Connection is now in the books with some great racing action recorded at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. For the Kar Connection Super Late Models, their action started on Friday night as Mike Davis would set fast time at 16.967 and J R Gentry and Doug Drown would win the heat races but Gentry did not cross the scales after his heat race giving the win to Shane McLoughlin and Gentry would have to start on the tail of the feature. In Saturday's action, Drown would win the Tye Twarog Motorsports Hans Gross Memorial Dash to start on the pole of the 75 lap Don Gross Memorial. As the feature took the green flag, outside front row starter Mike Davis would take the lead for the opening 12 laps when the caution would fly. On the restart, Drown would make the pass for the lead as Davis would make a couple of attempts to regain the lead to no avail. An intense battle was going on for third place between Ryan Markham, Larry Bellman and Shane McLoughlin. Following a caution on lap 19, Markham edged into second past Davis and on the next lap, Bellman took third from Davis. For the next few laps, Bellman and Davis would exchange third place several times as Drown and Markham pulled away from the field. For the 1st 50 laps, caution laps would count as laps raced and lap 48 would be the last of those as the race would go caution free the next 17 circuits with Drown keeping a three car length lead over Markham as Davis ran third with Charlie Duncan getting past both Bellman and McLoughlin. The field would stay status quo until lap 70 when the caution reappeared and bunch the field together. With the race back to green, 2017 track champ, Drown and his Hall's Auto Sales, Wooster Glass and ABR Farms #240 was hugging the bottom groove through both ends of the track with Markham on his rear bumper. As the two leaders came out of turn four to complete lap 72, Markham tagged Drown and sent him spinning to bring out the yellow flag as Markham was charged for the caution that would send him to the back of the lead lap as Drown would retain his lead. As the green flag waved again, Drown would pull away as the Wooster driver would win his second Ohio Dirt Blowout race. On that final restart, Bellman powered past Davis for second for his best finish of the season. With two rounds left, Duncan would take third from Davis and on the final lap, Markham would drop Davis to fifth.

The Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association made their second visit of the season to 'Orrville's Historic Oval' with Tyler Gunn taking his pole position spot and grab the lead with Jordan Ryan in pursuit until lap 6 when 2017 track champion Andrew Palker would move into the runner up spot. Brad Haudenschild and Danny Mumaw would motor past Ryan on lap 9. Palker of West Salem, would track down Gunn and take the lead on lap 13. Mumaw, who won the OVSCA race back in May and had started 12th tonight, powered past Gunn on lap 18 for second. The race came to stop on lap 21 when Mitch Harble took a tumble in turn four. as the race went back to green, Palker and his El Campesino Restaurant and King Inspection #57x would pull away and collect his third win of the season and 1st Ohio Dirt Blowout win. Mumaw finished second with Gunn, Haudenschild and Ryan rounding out the top five. Clay Riney picked up the last chance win and would finish 6th after starting 16th and coming off his Never Ever Won win on Friday night. Jason Dolick, Ryan and Palker scored the heat wins.

Action started Friday night for the Lowes Super Stocks and by the end of the week end, Mansfield's Kyle Moore swept the week end as he would set fast time at 20.011 seconds and win his heat race on Friday, win the Mars Trucking dash and lead all 25 laps of the McKenzie Concrete feature on Saturday for his third win of the season at NAPA WCS and his 1st Ohio Dirt Blowout victory. Driving the Kryptonite Race Cars, Keller Flooring and Tim Arnold Motorsports #11, Moore would hold off early challenges from Paul Holmes for the first four circuits and 2017 track Champion Bob Daugherty would try his hand at taking the lead on laps 5 through 8 and then John Wilson would try his luck at grabbing the lead. Wilson would edge ahead a couple of times in turns one and two but could never stay ahead of Moore when they passed the flag stand. Wilson would finish second as Daugherty and Holmes flip flopped third a couple of times in the closing laps with Daugherty winning that battle. Gary Hensel Jr. worked his way to fifth from his 18th starting spot. Daugherty and Wilson joined Moore in the heat race victory lane. Chris Albright scored the last chance race. With his 4th place finish, Holmes locked up the 'Summer Series' championship with Gary Hensel Jr. and Bob Daugherty finishing second and third and will receive their awards at the banquet.

After being close a couple of times this season, Canton's Wes Staley finally found the Summit Racing victory circle as he went flag to flag for his first win of the season and that also clinched the 'Summer Series' crown for him in the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock action. Driving the Tires & More, Finish Line Motors, and the Dalton Dari-ette #73s, Staley would fend off early runs by Sean Rush and Brad Hensel. Rush would drop out midway through the Wayne Newbury & Dirt Track Weekly feature with mechanical issues as Friday nights winner, Dale Beckett would be joined by Jordan James to battle Brad Hensel for second. As those three dueled for second, Staley was able to open up a good size lead and cruise to the win. Beckett would take second as Hensel was third followed by James, After winning the first of the two last chance races, Jerry Adkins would fill out the top five from his 17th starting spot. Brianna Hensel won the second last chance race as Billy Parsons, James, Brian Dawson and Wes Staley posted the heat wins. Matt Miller and Brad Hensel finished second and third in the 'Summer Series' and will also get their awards at the banquet.

One last night of racing is left for the 2017 season as the Arctic Cat All Stars return on Saturday October 7th for a $5,000 to win event. In four All Star races at Napa Wayne County Speedway, four different drivers have won, those being Sheldon Haudenschild, Kyle Larson, Joey Saldana and Caleb Helms. The Lowes Super Stocks will also be in action for the final time.

The Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 11th at the Pines Golf Course banquet room. Watch for details later this week for the banquet at www.waynecountyspeedway.com

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kar Connection Super Late Models

Fast Qualifier Mike Davis 16.967 seconds

Heat 1 J R Gentry dq'ed, Shane McLoughlin, Larry Bellman, Damian Bidwell, Mike Davis, Brett Bee, Larry Holbrook, T J Enos, Thomas Baker

Heat 2 Doug Drown, Jerry Aber, Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, Craig Wolford, Blaine Aber, Bob Daugherty, Brad Haudenschild

Hans Gross Memorial Dash Doug Drown, Mike Davis, Damian Bidwell, Shane McLoughlin, Ryan Markham, Larry Bellman, Jerry Aber

Don Gross Memorial Feature Doug Drown, Larry Bellman, Charlie Duncan, Ryan Markham, Mike Davis, Shane McLoughlin, Craig Wolford, Thomas Baker, J R Gentry, Bob Daugherty, Brad Haudenschild, Brett Bee, Jerry Aber, Blaine Aber, Larry Holbrook, Damian Bidwell, T J Enos dns

Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association

Heat 1 Jason Dolick, Chris Myers, Jack Sodeman Jr., Mitch Harble, Jamie Myers, Brian Benson, Brandon Conkle, Andy Fike, Randy Fink

Heat 2 Jordan Ryan, Jim Morris, Aaron Middaugh, Josh Davis, Dave Dickson, Kris Davis, Lance Webb, Benny Hickel, Dylan Kingan

Heat 3 Andrew Palker, Tyler Gunn, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Andre Layfield, Tim Hunter, Clay Riney, Steve Butler, Nathan Skaggs

'B' Main Clay Riney, Brian Benson, Lance Webb, Brandon Conkle, Dylan Kingan, Andy Fike, Randy Fink, Kris Davis, Steve Butler, Tim Hunter dns, Benny Hickel dns, Nathan Skaggs dns

Feature Andrew Palker, Danny Mumaw, Tyler Gunn, Brad Haudenschild, Jordan Ryan, Clay Riney, Jack Sodeman Jr., Andre Layfield, Chris Myers, Jason Dolick, Josh Davis, Brandon Conkle, Dave Dickson, Lance Webb, Mitch Harble, Aaron Middaugh, Jamie Myers, Jim Morris, Brian Benson, Dylan Kingan

 

 

Chuck Hebing Wins Second Consecutive Outlaw Fall Nationals

(Dundee, NY) Sprint car veteran, Chuck Hebing proved Friday night at Outlaw Speedway that he still has it by scoring his second consecutive Outlaw Fall Nationals crown over Joe Trenca and Jason Shultz.

After four qualifying heats that were won by Jared Zimbardi, Scott Kreutter, Jonathan Preston, and Chuck Hebing, a six-lap dash would determine the top eight starters for the 30-lap A-Main. Romulus driver, Jonathan Preston would take the win and start on the pole.

Preston and teenage driver, Jordan Thomas would bring the 27-car field to the green with Preston immediately sliding to the top to take the high lane from Jordan Thomas. Hebing however, who started seventh immediately took the low line putting him in the second position immediately behind Preston.

Preston would lead the first ten laps with Hebing and Thomas close behind in lap traffic. The first caution would come out on lap ten as Derrick Juliano and George Suprick got together on the bottom of turn two.

It was double file restarts all night so Preston and Hebing would bring the field back to green where Hebing would get a great run on the outside on the next following restart clearing Preston going into corners three and four. As the field was heading into the turns, Paulie Colagiovanni would flip end over end that would also collect Steve Collins and Coleman Gulick bringing out the red flag. Gulick was able to remain racing, as Colagiovanni and Collins night would be done after ten laps.

Hebing would again get by Jonathan Preston for the top spot with Scott Kreutter, and Jordan Thomas, who was running third and fourth at the time got by Preston for the two other podium positions.

Lap traffic would continue to play a contributing factor as Scott Kreutter and Jordan Thomas would battle for the race lead against Hebing. Joe Trenca, Jonathan Preston, and Jason Shultz Jared Zimbardi would also battle for position.

Then on lap 17, Derrick Juliano would get in Hebing’s way entering three and four making contact between the two but Hebing was able to continue and maintain the lead prior to the yellow.

Hebing would once again take the race lead with Kreutter not too far behind as Joe Trenca was able to get by Thomas for third and where he would continue to track down Kreutter for second. On lap 22, Trenca would get a great run on the outside of Kreutter and get by him for the runner up spot.

A few laps later, Kreutter would lose his left front tire causing him to spin several times in front of the field bringing out another yellow. A fuel stop was required and teams were given five minutes to re-fuel and make tire pressure adjustments with six laps to go.

Hebing would go on to lead the final six laps and take his second consecutive Outlaw Fall Nationals over Joe Trenca, Jason Shultz, Jonathan Preston, and Jordan Thomas. Jordan Thomas crossed the line third at the checkers but was docked two spots due to a restart violation docking him two positions.

Davie Franek picked up traditional Evingham Site Excavation Dash for cash where Josh Weller and Coleman Gulick scored the B-Main events.

Jared Zimbardi was officially crowned the 2017 PST-American Series championship, his fifth of his career which is now the most in series history.

Fans as always are encouraged to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com for more info and by liking us on facebook as well as following @PatriotSprints on Instagram and twitter.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2017 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

PST/URC/ESS Outlaw Fall Nationals Quick Results

A Main: 1) 45-CHUCK HEBING (2), 2) 98-Joe Trenca 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 29-Jason Shultz 5) 22-Jonathan Preston 6) 63-Josh Weller 7) 47-Kyle Drum 8) 14-Coleman Gulick 9) 5G-Curt Michael 10) 28F-Davie Franek 11) 36-Matt Billings 12) 97-Cory Turner 13) 19K-Paul Kinney 14) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 15) 14W-Brett Wright 16) 67W-Justin Whittall 17) 81-Derek Jonathan 18) 35-Jared Zimbardi 19) 49-Scott Kreutter 20) 1J-Derrick Juliano 21) 67-Steve Collins 22) 77-Derek Locke 23) 10PC Paulie Colagiovanni 24) 19G-Todd Gracey 25) 87-George Suprick 26) 10C-Jeff Cook 27) 28Kieth Prutsman

Heat 1: 1) 35-Jared Zimbardi 2) 19k-Paul Kinney 3) 1J-Derrick Juliano 4) 47-Kyle Drum 5) 28F-Davie Franek 6) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 7) 22r-Mike Koehler 8) 28-Kieth Prutsman 9) 121-Will Glover 10) 10LC-Kelly Hebing

Heat 2: 1) 49-Scott Kreutter 2) 77-Derek Locke 3) 67-Steve Collins 4) 5G-Curt Michael 5) 10PC-Paulie Colagiovanni 6) 63-Josh Weller 7) 99k-Dan Kuhn 8) 75-Tommy Wickham 9) 3-Denny Peebles 10) 53-Shaun Donath

Heat: 3: 1) 22-Jonathan Preston 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 36-Matt Billings 4) 67W-Justin Whittall 5) 10C-Jeff Cook 6) 14-Coleman Gulick 7) 91-Scott Holcomb 8) 14W-Brett Wright 9) 5t-Darrel Bragman

Heat 4: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 97-Cory Turner 3) 98-Joe Trenca 4) 81-Derek Jonathan 5) 29-Jason Shultz 6) 19G- Todd Tracey 7) 87*- Jason Barney 8) 87-George Suprick 9) X-Dan Bennett

Evingham Site Excavation 9-14 Dash

1)28F-Davie Franek 2) 97-Cory Turner 3) 10PC-Paulie Colagiovanni 4) 29-Jason Shultz 5) 5G-Curt Michael 6) 19K-Paul Kinney

Evingham Site Excavation Pole Dash: 1) 22: Jonathan Preston 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 49-Scott Kreutter 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 35-Jared Zimbardi 6) 77-Derek Locke 7) 45-Chuck Hebing 8) 67-Steve Collins

 

 

Cobra Strikes at Outlaw Speedway

Under sunny, warm conditions totally unexpected for late September, Outlaw Speedway welcomed the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club, Patriot Sprints Tour and the Empire Super Sprints for the 2nd Annual Outlaw Speedway Fall Nationals. With 38 cars signed into the pit area a format of four heat races were used to set the A-Main, the Pole Dash, Dash for Cash and the two B-Mains.

The Sprint car heats were won by Jared Zimbardi who returned from a wild wreck at the Williams Grove Speedway earlier this month, Scott Kruetter, Johnathan Preston, and Chuck Hebing. The Pole Dash was won by Johnathan Preston and Davie Franek won the Dash for Cash. The two B-Mains were won by URC regular Josh Weller and Coleman Gulick.

The 30-lap URC/Patriot/ESS A-Main saw Johnathan Preston grab the lead with 6th place starter Chuck Hebing jumping past Scott Kruetter to take the runner up spot. A lap 10 caution for a crash involving George Suprick restacked the field, then a multiple car flip by Paulie Colagiovanni and Steve Collins brought out the red flag. Hebing got back to the point on the restart with Kruetter going to second as Joe Trenca moved to fourth. Trenca moved past Kruetter into second as a spin on lap 23 again bunched the field.

Coming off of turn disaster could have struck with front running Kruetter losing a right front tire on the restart in front of almost the entire field. During the caution, the red flag flew for a fuel stop. On the restart, it was all Cobra with 20th place starter Josh Weller now jumping from 6th to 3rd going into turn 1. Jason Schultz also jumped into the top five on the restart, but Hebing was not to be denied, taking his second straight Fall Nationals win over Trenca, Thomas, Schultz, and Preston, who snagged fifth from Weller on the final lap.

URC Tidbits: Multiple URC regulars made the trip up north as Justin Whittall, Derek Locke, Curt Michael, Josh Weller, Jason Shultz and Keith Prutzman were all in the pit area. All URC visiting cars qualified for the feature event. Both Whittall and Locke were first time visitors to the Dundee, NY track. The Club will now have just about a month off as their next scheduled wing race will take place at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday October 21st. With the continued absence of Davie Franek from the URC circuit, Curt Michael is a lock for his 10th United Racing Club Championship.

A Main: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 98-Joe Trenca 3) 29-Jason Shultz 4) 22-Jonathan Preston 5) 79-Jordan Thomas (docked two spots for restart violation) 6) 63-Josh Weller 7) 47-Kyle Drum 8) 14-Coleman Gulick 9) 5G-Curt Michael 10) 28F-Davie Franek 11) 36-Matt Billings 12) 97-Cory Turner 13) 19K-Paul Kinney 14) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 15) 14W-Brett Wright 16) 67W-Justin Whittall 17) 81-Derek Jonathan 18) 35-Jared Zimbardi 19) 49-Scott Kreutter 20) 1J-Derrick Juliano 21) 67-Steve Collins 22) 77-Derek Locke 23) 10PC Paulie Colagiovanni 24) 19G-Todd Gracey 25) 87-George Suprick 26) 10C-Jeff Cook 27) 28Kieth Prutzman

Heat 1: 1) 35-Jared Zimbardi 2) 19k-Paul Kinney 3) 1J-Derrick Juliano 4) 47-Kyle Drum 5) 28F-Davie Franek 6) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 7) 22r-Mike Koehler 8) 28-Keith Prutzman 9) 121-Will Glover 10) 10LC-Kelly Hebing

Heat 2: 1) 49-Scott Kreutter 2) 77-Derek Locke 3) 67-Steve Collins 4) 5G-Curt Michael 5) 10PC-Paulie Colagiovanni 6) 63-Josh Weller 7) 99k-Dan Kuhn 8) 75-Tommy Wickham 9) 3-Denny Peebles 10) 53-Shaun Donath

Heat: 3: 1) 22-Jonathan Preston 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 36-Matt Billings 4) 67W-Justin Whittall 5) 10C-Jeff Cook 6) 14-Coleman Gulick 7) 91-Scott Holcomb 8) 14W-Brett Wright 9) 5t-Darrel Bragman

Heat 4: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 97-Cory Turner 3) 98-Joe Trenca 4) 81-Derek Jonathan 5) 29-Jason Shultz 6) 19G- Todd Tracey 7) 87*- Jason Barney 8) 87-George Suprick 9) X-Dan Bennett

Evingham Site Excavation 9-14 Dash

1)28F-Davie Franek 2) 97-Cory Turner 3) 10PC-Paulie Colagiovanni 4) 29-Jason Shultz 5) 5G-Curt Michael 6) 19K-Paul Kinney

Evingham Site Excavation Pole Dash:

1) 22: Jonathan Preston 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 49-Scott Kreutter 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 35-Jared Zimbardi 6) 77-Derek Locke 7) 45-Chuck Hebing 8) 67-Steve Collins

 

 

LOGAN SEAVEY SWEEPS THE HOCKETT/MCMILLIN MEMORIAL

Wheatland, MO (September 23, 2017) - Holding the broom high as he climbed atop the cage of his Daum Motorsports No. 5d, Logan Seavey made it a perfect weekend with the POWRi Lucas Oil War Sprints to win the 7th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.

Taking off from the right of the front row, Seavey jumped to the lead at the wave of the green flag. Crowding to the bottom line, the opening laps yielded several cautions with the race finally at pace for slower traffic to come into play.

With a comfortable straightaway advantage as the No. 5d picked through the backmarkers, the race throughout the top-five came to life as the high line of the Lucas Oil Speedway began to clean off; clearing the way for Dustin Morgan.

Up to second with wheel standing bite off the turns, Morgan's run came to a violent end as R.J. Miller's front end collapsed, putting him in the path of Morgan as traffic scattered. Hard contact sent Miller flipping without injury, but also included Clinton Boyles and David Stephenson.

Underway for the final nine lap stretch, Seavey was unchallenged for the win as Quinton Benson maneuvered to second from ninth with Mario Clouser making Saturday's podium. Kansas shoe Andrew Deal was fourth with Missouri's Riley Kreisel fifth.

Chris Phillips sixth was trailed by Joe B. Miller, who capped off his night as the Indy Race Parts Hard Charger with 12 positions gained. Wyatt Burks, Taylor Walton, and Anthony Nicholson completed the top-ten.

Korey Weyant was crowned the 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League Champion with a 66 point lead over Wyatt Burks (2), Chris Parkinson (3), Quinton Benson (4), Slater Helt (5), Warren Johnson (6), Vinny Ward (7), Steve Mahannah (8), Clinton Boyles (9), and Katlynn Leer (10).

The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints are in action next at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois October 6-7 for SPRINT MANIA.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League 9/23/17 Lucas Oil Speedway - 60 cars

Hinchman Racewear Heat 1 - 8 laps 1. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (3); 2. 15B-Quinton Benson, Emma, MO (9); 3. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (1); 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (8); 5. 7S-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL (7); 6. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL (6); 7. 13W-Grant Wresche, Kellyville, OK (4); 8. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (2)-DNF; 9. 34-RJ Miller, Edgewood, TX (5)-DNF

Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat 2 - 8 laps 1. 6P-Chris Phillips, Plainfield, IN (9) 2. 20-Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (4); 3. 50- Mike Sosebee, Lenexa, KS (6); 4. 77J-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (8); 5. 22-Jeff Pellersels, Woodbury, MN (3); 6. 11M-Michael Tyre, Kiefer, OK (1); 7. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (7); 8. 4F-Chad Frewaldt, Kansas City, KS (5)-DNF; 9 7JR-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (2)-DNS

Bell Helmets Heat 3 - 8 laps 1. 28-Brandon Mattox, Terre Haute, IN (1); 2. 31-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS (2); 3. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (9); 4. 31B-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (7); 5.34N-Corey Nelson, Eugene, MO (5); 6. 37-Brian Beebe, Oak Grove, MO (3); 7. 41-Brad Wyatt, Kearney, MO (8); 8. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (6); 9. 73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (4)

Schure Built Suspensions Heat 4 - 8 laps 1. 31X-Casey Wills, Sperry, OK (1); 2. 24-Landon Simon, Brownsburg, IN (6); 3. 77H-Rob Hockett, Lone Jack, MO (3); 4. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (2); 5. 2-Zach Clark, Lenexa, KS (8); 6. 27-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO (4); 7. 6M-Christian Moore, Tyler, TX (5); 8. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (9); 9. 27J-Mike Schouten, La Monte, MO (7)

Eagle Motorsports Heat 5 - 8 laps 1. 15$-Danny Smith, Sand Springs, OK (8); 2. 22X-David Stepheson, Porter, OK (1); 3. 93X-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (7); 4. 97-Kevin Cummings, Tulsa, OK (3); 5. 4-Joshua Tyre, Kiefer, OK (6); 6. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (4); 7. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (2); 8. 5$-Kyle Clark, Sapulpa, OK (5)-DNF; 9. 18-Terry Richards, Denton, NE (9)-DNS

Rod End Supply Heat 6 - 8 laps 1. 41X- Slater Helt, Cactus Flats, MO (3);2. 56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (1); 3. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (6); 4. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (2); 5. 77K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (7); 6. 24H-Ty Hulsey, Owasso, OK (4); 7. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (5); 8. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Pacific, MO (8); 9. 78-Rob Caho Jr, Wyoming, MN (9)-DNS

B-Main #1- 12 laps 1. 31B-Joe B. Miller (1); 2. 22X-David Stephenson (2); 3. 24C-Craig Carroll (4); 4. 77J-Jack Wagner (3); 5. 4F-Chad Frewaldt (12); 6. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker (7); 7. 8-Jeff Wingate (8); 8. 70-Pete Palazzolo (11); 9. 6M-Christian Moore (10); 10. 82-Vinny Ward (9); 11. 27J-Mike Schouten (13); 12. 65-Chris Parkinson (6)-DNF; 13. 97-Kevin Cummings (5)-DNF; DNS: 7JR-JD Black

B-Main #2 - 12 laps 1. 34-RJ Miller (12); 2. 56-Mitchell Davis (2); 3. 2-Zach Clark (3); 4. 4-Joshua Tyre (5); 5. 11M-Michael Tyre (9); 6. 24H-Ty Hulsey (8); 7. 20-Steve Thomas (1); 8. 41-Brad Wyatt (7); 9. 34N-Corey Nelson (6); 10. 51-Mitchell Moore (10); 11. 21C-Chris Desselle (11); 12. 7S-Wade Seiler (4)-DNF; DNS: 5$-Kyle Clark & 18-Terry Richards

B-Main #3 - 12 laps 1. 20G-Noah Gass (5); 2. 77K-Katlynn Leer (4); 3. 31-Dylan Kadous (1); 4. 22-Jeff Pellersels (6); 5. 77H-Rob Hockett (3); 6. 42-Warren Johnson (7); 7. 37-Brian Beebe (8); 8. 9-Casey Baker (9); 9. 13W-Grant Wresche (10); 10. 50-Mike Sosebee (2); DNS: 27-Danny Thoman, 73-Samuel Wagner, 8D-Terry Babb, & 78-Rob Caho Jr.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints A-Main - 30 laps 1. 5D-Logan Seavey (2); 2. 15B-Quinton Benson (9); 3. 6-Mario Clouser (3); 4. 15D-Andrew Deal (1); 5. 90-Riley Kreisel (12); 6. 6P-Chris Phillips (7); 7. 31B-Joe B. Miller (19); 8. 11W-Wyatt Burks (18); 9. 93X-Taylor Walton (14); 10. 16-Anthony Nicholson (6); 11. 15$-Danny Smith (8); 12. 99-Korey Weyant (15); 13. 21-Ryan Kitchen (10); 14. 41X-Slater Helt (13); 15. 56-Mitchell Davis (23); 16. 28-Brandon Mattox (16); 17. 31X-Casey Wills (17); 18. 93M-Dustin Morgan (5)-DNF; 19. 77-Clinton Boyles (4)-DNF; 20. 34-RJ Miller (20)-DNF; 21. 20G-Noah Gass (21)-DNF; 22. 22X-David Stephenson (22)-DNF; 23. 24-Landon Simon (11)-DNF; 24. 77K-Katlynn Leer (24)-DNF

 

Lance Dewease Continues Strong 2017 As He Claims Dirt Classic 4 Pres. by Schmuck Lumber

(PETERSEN MEDIA)- Lance Dewease and the Kreitz Racing team continue to shine in big races in 2017 as Dewease was able to make a big move on lap 27 to win Dirt Classic 4 pres. by Schmuck Lumber on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway.

When the race came to life it was former race winner Brian Montieth and Gerard McIntyre leading the field to green. As the race came to life, it was Montieth who jumped out front first and led the opening laps of the race.

Getting into lapped traffic, Montieth would try to make a monster move on a slower car, but the move would be too big and he would slide up and make significant contact with the wall and McIntyre would then find himself out front just before the caution flag flew for a stalled car.

With McIntyre out front, Montieth ran in second as Freddie Rahmer, Lucas Wolfe, and Jim Siegal rounded out the Top-Five. Back underway, McIntyre would continue to lead the way until another stoppage on lap 15.

During the five lap green flag run, Dewease began to make a little noise from his eighth starting spot as he now ran in fifth. As the green flag was displayed back to the field, Montieth was able to get back around McIntyre and take the race lead back over as he looked very strong out front. Behind, Dewease moved into the third spot and applied heavy pressure to McIntyre for the second spot until a lap 26 caution flag was needed.

A little drama built on the caution as Montieth’s right-rear tire began to noticeably lose air, and all eyes were on his tire as the race went back to life. Not lasting as the race resumed, Montieth would have issues as Dewease was able to get he and McIntyre on the 27th lap to grab the race lead.

Out front, Dewease was extremely strong as he was able to lead the rest of the race and hold off a surging Danny Dietrich to win his 40th career race at Lincoln Speedway and become the third different Dirt Classic winner.

Lucas Wolfe would get by McIntyre late to take the final podium position, as McIntyre held on to fourth and James McFadden advanced from 11th to finish fifth.

Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway pres. by Schmuck Lumber, a total of 37 cars checked into the pit area and it TJ Stutts picking up quick time honors.

10-heat races were ran with wins going to Stutts, Brian Brown, Wolfe, McIntyre, Rahmer, Wagaman, Dietrich, Montieth, Kerry Madsen, and JJ Grasso.

Feature Results-

1. Lance Dewease, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Gerard McIntyre, 5. James McFadden, 6. JJ Grasso, 7. Greg Hodnett, 8. Chad Trout, 9. Kerry Madsen, 10. Matt Campbell, 11. Dale Blaney, 12. Brian Brown, 13. Brock Zearfoss, 14. Cory Haas, 15. Trey Starks, 16. TJ Stutts, 17. Jimmy Siegel, 18. Freddie Rahmer, 19. Tyler Ross, 20. Brian Montieth, 21. Anthony Macri, 22. Brandon Rahmer, 23. Terry McCarl, 24. Alan Krimes

2017 WINNERS- Dominic Scelzi (Dirt Classic California 360ci), DJ Netto (Dirt Classic California 410ci), Shane Stewart (Front Row Challenge), Joey Saldana (Dirt Classic Ohio), Lance Dewease (Dirt Classic 4 pres. by Schmuck Lumber)

ON TAP- Dirt Classic has concluded the 2017 schedule of events.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay updated with all things Dirt Classic by clicking over to www.DirtClassic.com, Liking https://www.facebook.com/thedirtclassic, or following @dirtclassic on Twitter.

 

 

Brad Furr Scores First Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo Win of Season

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- Friday night at Ocean Speedway, Brad Furr grabbed the lead early and held off a charge from Geoff Ensign to pocket his first Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo win of the season during the series’ penultimate event of 2017.

By way of his dash win, Jerry Bonnema would lead the field to green with Brad Furr to his outside, and when the green flag was displayed to the field it was Bonnema getting the early jump.

Bonnema’s lead would be short lived as Brad Furr would race by to take command on the race’s second lap before the first stoppage of the night came as Kurt Nelson got over in turns three and four.

Back underway, Furr would get a great restart and pull away from the pack as Matthew Moles began to pressure Bonnema for the second spot before eventually taking the position.

As the leaders got into traffic, Moles would cut into Furr’s sizeable lead but would trip over the cushion in turns one and two and allow Geoff Ensign to take over the runner up spot.

With traffic becoming more of a factor, Ensign would give Furr all he could handle for the race lead until the pace was halted on the 26th circuit as Moles’ strong night came to an end with mechanical issues as he slowed in turn four.

Furr would lead the field back to green as Ensign ran in the second spot followed by Scott Parker, Colby Johnson, and Jerry Bonnema rounded out the top five. Working the bottom, Furr would open up a quick gap until the caution was again needed on lap 28 as Jeremy Chisum and Ocean Speedway first time Cody Jessop got together in turn four.

The final two laps would see Furr stay glued to the bottom as Ensign thrilled the crowd and rode the cushion around the ¼ mile speedway. While Ensign made it exciting, Furr was able to fend him off and claim the win by just .148 seconds.

Scott Parker would take the third spot as Dustin Golobic had a nice night that ended with a fourth place finish as did Colby Johnson as he came home in the fifth spot.

Koen Show, Jake Haulot, Jerry Bonnema, Jason Chisum, and Jeremy Chisum would round out the Top 10.

Friday night at Ocean Speedway a total of 19 cars would check in and it would be Brad Furr earning the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time award. A total of three heat races were ran with wins going to Scott Parker, Matthew Moles and Gary Nelson, Jr.

Dustin Golobic earned Hive Five Pizza Hard Charger honors as he gained seven spots in the feature, and Kurt Nelson was awarded the Beer Optics Hard Luck award after losing an engine in hot laps and tipping over in the feature event.

ON TAP- The Ocean Speedway season finale will take place on October 13th.

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Ocean Speedway is located at 2601 E. Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076.

 

Hard-driving Hafertepe captures coveted Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway

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MEDIA CONTACT: Lyndal Scranton (Lscranton755@gmail.com)

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 24, 2017) - Sam Haferepe Jr. worried that he had driven too hard and burned up his tires as the laps in Saturday night's 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial dwindled.

But there was a good reason the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Series championship leader was pushing his car to the limit at Lucas Oil Speedway.

"Normally I don't drive like that, but this is the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial," Hafertepe said. "It's $10,000. This is a big race to win and it's one that we hadn't won that I really wanted to win."

Hafertepe held on to claim one of sprint-car racing's crown jewel events before a big crowd, capturing his 14th Lucas Oil ASCS Tour feature win of the season.

In the co-headliner, Logan Seavey finished off a sweep with his third win in as many nights in the POWRi Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing Series feature. Seavey earned $2,077 with a wire-to-wire triumph.

Hafertepe, of Sunnyvale, Texas, passed Sammy Swindell early in the 30-lap feature and denied the veteran a three-night sweep. Matt Covington wound up second with Jason Martin third. Swindell recovered from a spin that put him tailback to finish fourth.

"This is the one that we haven't been able to tie down," Hafertepe said. "I thought we had the car to win last year and messed up. Sammy's been really good and he's a tough competitor. I knew he was going to bring everything he had and we got the best of him."

Starting from the pole, Swindell roared to the lead and paced the field until Hafertepe used the high groove to make a pass coming out of turn four to complete lap six.

"We got the top (groove) rolling and just got right by him," Hafertepe said. "I knew we were pretty good, to drive around Sammy. After that, I guess I drove a little bit too hard - but I guess you have to do that sometimes."

A four-car pileup among lapped cars, right in front of the leaders in turns one and two, sent the race to a caution on lap 10. Hafertepe navigated his way through the clutter and Swindell spun to a stop, trying to avoid hitting anyone.

That forced Swindell to the rear for the restart and elevated Wayne Johnson to second and Covington in third.

Hafertepe and Johnson broke away from the field, but Johnson and the lapped car of Thomas Kennedy tangled on lap 23 coming down the front straightaway. That ended Johnson's chances to repeat his Hockett/McMillin win from a year ago.

One lap after the restart, fourth-running Giovanni Scelzi hit the wall in turn four to bring out a red flag. That left a six-lap shootout with Hafertepe leading Covington, Johnny Herrera, Jason Martin and Swindell.

Hafertepe, nursing a right rear tire that he said was burned up, was up to the challenge.

"I could barely stay on the race track the last two or three laps," Hafertepe said. "I'm just lucky to come out here with a win."

Covington hung on for second with Martin joining the top two on the podium.

"We had a really good run and a good car," Covington said. "Sam's been so fast all year. He just ran a perfect race. We ran a pretty good race and it's good to get the runner-up position."

Seavey cruises to WAR win: It was fitting that Logan Seavey, a 20-year-old from Sutter, Calif., led flag-to-flag in the POWRi Lucas Oil War Series feature, considering he dominated all three days.

Driving a car owned by Zach Daum, who is currently sidelined by an injury, Seavey said he didn't have any idea he might be coming to the Hockett/McMillin Memorial until a few days before.

"We race against Zach every week in the Midgets and it's nice to be able to get here and run in his stuff and know it's going to be good every time you hit the track," Seavey said.

Seavey outdueled Clinton Boyles for the lead at the conclusion of lap one and was setting the pace when a red flag came out on lap four when Katlynn Leer flipped in turn three. She climbed out of her car uninjured.

Seavey opened a big lead after the restart and was ahead of Dustin Morgan and Mario Clouser - but battling lapped traffic - when another red flew on lap 22. A four-car wreck eliminated contenders Morgan and Boyles as R.J. Miller flipped in turn three. Miller was not injured, but he, Morgan and Boyles were done for the night.

"I was a little worried once I got to them," Seavey said of his battle with lapped traffic just before the red. "It was pretty sketchy there a couple of times. We were able to get through there right before that wreck and it worked out perfect for us.

"Everything just went right for us this weekend."

Quinton Benson, Clouser, Chris Phillips and Andrew Deal lined up behind Seavey as the race resumed with eight laps to go.

Seavey, with a clear track ahead of him, pulled away after the restart to prevail. Ninth-starting Quinton Benson finished second and Clouser wound up third.

"Hats off to Logan; he was the class of the field all weekend," Benson said.

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY RESULTS (Sept. 23, 2017)
7th ANNUAL JESSE HOCKETT/DANIEL McMILLIN MEMORIAL
Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprints
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington, [6]; 3. 36-Jason Martin, [9]; 4. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [1]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell, [8]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [5]; 7. 05-Brad Loyet, [13]; 8. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 9. 81-Jack Dover, [11]; 10. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [14]; 11. 11X-John Carney II, [18]; 12. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [10]; 13. 99-Skylar Gee, [19]; 14. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [15]; 15. 17W-Harli White, [23]; 16. 23-Seth Bergman, [22]; 17. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [20]; 18. 21-Miles Paulus, [17]; 19. 8-Alex Sewell, [21]; 20. (DNF) 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [12]; 21. (DNF) 2C-Wayne Johnson, [3]; 22. (DNF) 84-Brandon Hanks, [16]; 23. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel, [7]
B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 21-Miles Paulus, [3]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, [1]; 3. 8-Alex Sewell, [2]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [8]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [6]; 6. 4-Evan Martin, [4]; 7. 26M-Fred Mattox, [7]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill, [10]; 9. 27-Danny Thoman, [9]; 10. 3Z-Zach Davis, [11]; 11. 92J-J.R. Topper, [14]; 12. 44-Jared Sewell, [15]; 13. 57-TJ Artz, [12]; 14. (DNF) 85-Forrest Sutherland, [13]; 15. (DNF) 17-Josh Baughman, [5]; 16. (DNF) 2-Kyle Sauder, [16]; (DNS) 93-Dustin Morgan, ; (DNS) 21R-Andrew Deal, ; (DNS) 12S-Carson McCarl,
B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 11X-John Carney II, [2]; 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [1]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [3]; 4. 22S-Sean McClelland, [5]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [10]; 6. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [18]; 7. 22-Dustin Barks, [6]; 8. 0-Ned Powers, [11]; 9. 81A-Chris Morgan, [9]; 10. 11G-Mike Goodman, [12]; 11. 8M-Kade Morton, [7]; 12. 49B-Ben Brown, [15]; 13. 18-Ryan Roberts, [17]; 14. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton, [8]; 15. (DNF) 3V-Nate VanHaaften, [14]; 16. (DNF) 24C-Lanny Carpenter, [13]; 17. (DNF) 84B-Scott Bogucki, [4]; (DNS) 44M-Chris Martin,
Qualifying Race 1 (10 Laps): 1. 36-Jason Martin, [2]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet, [1]; 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [3]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman, [6]; 5. 22S-Sean McClelland, [4]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton, [7]; 7. 81A-Chris Morgan, [10]; 8. 0-Ned Powers, [8]; 9. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, [11]; 10. 49B-Ben Brown, [12]; 11. 18-Ryan Roberts, [9]; 12. (DNF) 9N-Wade Nygaard, [5]
Qualifying Race 2 (10 Laps): 1. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [1]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [2]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, [3]; 4. 21-Miles Paulus, [4]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman, [5]; 6. 26M-Fred Mattox, [6]; 7. 27-Danny Thoman, [7]; 8. 3Z-Zach Davis, [8]; 9. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [9]; 10. 92J-J.R. Topper, [10]; 11. 44-Jared Sewell, [11]; 12. 21R-Andrew Deal, [12]
Qualifying Race 3 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover, [2]; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [1]; 3. 8-Alex Sewell, [8]; 4. 4-Evan Martin, [5]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [3]; 6. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [7]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [10]; 8. 57-TJ Artz, [9]; 9. 93-Dustin Morgan, [6]; 10. (DNF) 2-Kyle Sauder, [4]; (DNS) 9M-Tyler Blank, ; (DNS) 34-Corey Nelson.
Qualifying Race 4 (10 Laps): 1. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [1]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks, [3]; 3. 11X-John Carney II, [6]; 4. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [2]; 5. 22-Dustin Barks, [5]; 6. 7M-Chance Morton, [8]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [4]; 8. 11G-Mike Goodman, [10]; 9. 3V-Nate VanHaaften, [11]; 10. (DNF) 44M-Chris Martin, [7]; 11. (DNF) 12S-Carson McCarl, [9]

POWRi Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing Series
A Feature (30 laps) - 1, Logan Seavey. 2, Quinton Benson. 3, Mario Clouser. 4, Andrew Deal. 5, Riley Kreisel. 6, Chris Phillips. 7, Joe Miller. 8, Wyatt Burks. 9, Taylor Walton. 10, Anthony Nicholson. 11, Danny Smith. 12, Korey Weyant. 13, Ryan Kitchen. 14, Slater Helt. 15, Mitchell Davis. 16, Brandon Mattox. 17, Casey Wills. 18, Dustin Morgan. 19, Clinton Boyles. 20, RJ Miller. 21, Noah Gass. 22, David Stephenson. 23, Landon Simon. 24, Katlynn Leer.
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 31B-Joe B. Miller, [1]; 2. 22X-David Stephenson, [2]; 3. 24C-Craig Carroll, [4]; 4. 77J-Jack Wagner, [3]; 5. 4F-Chad Frewaldt, [12]; 6. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, [7]; 7. 8-Jeff Wingate, [8]; 8. 70-Peter Palazzolo, [11]; 9. 6M-Christian Moore, [10]; 10. 82-Vincent (Vinny) Ward, [9]; 11. 27J-Mike Schouten, [13]; 12. 65-Chris Parkinson, [6]; 13. 97-Kevin Cummings, [5]; 14. 7JR-JD Black, [14]
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 34-RJ Miller, [13]; 2. 56-Mitchell Davis, [2]; 3. 2-Zach Clark, [3]; 4. 4-Joshua Tyre, [5]; 5. 11M-Michael Tyre II, [9]; 6. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [8]; 7. 20-Steve Thomas, [1]; 8. 41-Brad Wyatt, [7]; 9. 34N-Corey Nelson, [6]; 10. 51-Mitchell Moore, [10]; 11. 21C-Chris Desselle, [11]; 12. 7S-Wade Seiler, [4]; 13. 5$-Kyle Clark, [12]; 14. 18-Terry Richards, [14]
B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 20G-Noah Gass, [5]; 2. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [4]; 3. 31-Dylan Kadous, [1]; 4. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [6]; 5. 77H-Rob Hockett, [3]; 6. 42-Warren Johnson, [9]; 7. 37-Brian Beebe, [8]; 8. 9-Casey Baker, [11]; 9. 13W-Grant Wresche, [10]; 10. 50-Michael Sosebee, [2]; 11. 27-Danny Thoman, [7]; 12. 8D-Terry Babb, [12]; 13. 73-Samuel Wagner, [13]; 14. 78-Rob Caho Jr, [14]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 90-Riley Kreisel, [3]; 2. 15B-Quinton Benson, [9]; 3. 24C-Craig Carroll, [1]; 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [8]; 5. 7S-Wade Seiler, [7]; 6. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, [6]; 7. 13W-Grant Wresche, [4]; 8. 8D-Terry Babb, [2]; 9. 34-RJ Miller, [5]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 6P-Chris Phillips, [8]; 2. 20-Steve Thomas, [2]; 3. 50-Michael Sosebee, [4]; 4. 77J-Jack Wagner, [6]; 5. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [3]; 6. 11M-Michael Tyre II, [1]; 7. 82-Vincent (Vinny) Ward, [7]; 8. 4F-Chad Frewaldt, [5]; (DNS) 7JR-JD Black,
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Brandon Mattox, [1]; 2. 31-Dylan Kadous, [2]; 3. 21-Ryan Kitchen, [9]; 4. 31B-Joe B. Miller, [7]; 5. 34N-Corey Nelson, [5]; 6. 37-Brian Beebe, [3]; 7. 41-Brad Wyatt, [8]; 8. 9-Casey Baker, [6]; 9. 73-Samuel Wagner, [4]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 31X-Casey Wills, [1]; 2. 24-Landon Simon, [6]; 3. 77H-Rob Hockett, [3]; 4. 20G-Noah Gass, [2]; 5. 2-Zach Clark, [8]; 6. 27-Danny Thoman, [4]; 7. 6M-Christian Moore, [5]; 8. 42-Warren Johnson, [9]; 9. 27J-Mike Schouten, [7]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 15$-Danny Smith, [8]; 2. 22X-David Stephenson, [1]; 3. 93X-Taylor Walton, [7]; 4. 97-Kevin Cummings, [3]; 5. 4-Joshua Tyre, [6]; 6. 8-Jeff Wingate, [4]; 7. 21C-Chris Desselle, [2]; 8. 5$-Kyle Clark, [5]; (DNS) 18-Terry Richards,
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 41X-Slater Helt, [3]; 2. 56-Mitchell Davis, [1]; 3. 99-Korey Weyant, [6]; 4. 65-Chris Parkinson, [2]; 5. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [7]; 6. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [4]; 7. 51-Mitchell Moore, [5]; 8. 70-Peter Palazzolo, [8]; (DNS) 78-Rob Caho Jr,

 

 

Forler & Moore Finish Strong with Wins

9/23/17

Yakima, WA - The 2017 Season came to a close for the Here 2 Wire Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series and the Napa Auto Parts Washington Modified Tour with Logan Forler and Kyler Moore winning the last night of racing at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, WA.

Forler was dominant in leading all 30 laps of the main event, holding a five second plus advantage over the field for most of the contest until a red flag with four laps to go flew for Cam Smith. Forler, who has now won races in Washington, Montana and Idaho on the year, hit his marks perfectly in holding off runner up Henry Van Dam and third place finisher Roger Crockett to pick up his first career STSS win. With a ninth place finish, Jason Solwold should be the 2017 STSS point champion. Eric Fisher was the Triple X Hard Charger, gaining seven spots in the main. JJ Hickle was quick time. Heat winners were Steve Vague, Robbie Price, Jay Cole and Smith.

Kyler Moore capped his Washington Modified Tour championship by sweeping the weekend of main event wins. Moore darted underneath Zach Simpson on lap 15 to grab the top spot and held off a challenge from BJ Wild and Doug Davenport late to win his second feature of the weekend and presumably sew up the title. Heat wins went to Lawrence O’Conner, Simpson and Moore.

Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Fast Time - JJ Hickle 14.837 Heat 1 - Steve Vague, Jayme Barnes, JJ Hickle, Colton Heath, Kelly Miller, Chauncey Filler Heat 2 - Robbie Price, Jared Peterson, Derek Roberts, Brandon Harkness, Chase Goetz Heat 3 - Jay Cole, Henry Van Dam, Roger Crockett, Chris Schmelzle, Steve Reeves, Jeff Dunlap Heat 4 - Cam Smith, Jason Solwold, Reece Goetz, Logan Forler, Eric Fisher, Jason Thomas B Main - Chase Goetz, Miller, Fisher, Reed, Reeves, Filler, Dunlap, Thomas A Main - Logan Forler, Van Dam, Crockett, Heath, R Goetz, Hickle, Peterson, Schmelzle, Solwold, Vague, Cole, Price, Fisher, Miller, Reed, Harkness, Roberts, Reeves, Smith, Filler, Barnes, C Goetz Lap Leaders - Forler 1-30

Washington Modified Tour Heat 1 - Lawrence O’Conner, Tiana Berkeley, Austin Kerrigan, BJ Wild, Adam Holtrop, Kevin Quesnell, Shane Kerrigan, Larry Buchanon Heat 2 - Zach Simpson, Doug Davenport, Duane D’Amico, Kevin Smith, Brandon Berg, BEcky Boudreau, Craig Moore Heat 3 - Kyler Moore, Tyson Blood, James Wolford, Pat Merritt, Dan Butenschoen, Cliff Ballenger, Jeremy Martin Main - Kyler Moore, Wild, Simpson, Davenport, Smith, A Kerrigan, S Kerrigan, Buchanon, Wolford, Holtrop, Quesnell, Blood, Berkeley, D’Amico, Boudreau, Butenschoen, Merritt, C Moore, Berg, O’Conner Lap Leaders - Simpson 1-14 K Moore 15-25

 

 

CLAY RINEY SCULPTURES NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY NEVER EVER WON VICTORY; DALE BECKETT BEST IN MINI STOCK FEATURE

Orrville, Ohio

September 22, 2017

By Mike Swanger

On the opening night of the two night, 5th annual Ohio Dirt Blowout at NAPA Wayne County Speedway, presented by the Kar Connection, 17 year old Clay Riney grabbed the lead on lap five of the Never Ever Won (NEW) feature and never looked back to win his 1st Sprint car feature. Pole sitter and second heat winner Brandon Conkle would set the pace for the opening four laps as Riney would move into second from his 5th starting spot with 7th starting Sam Ashworth right behind Riney on the second circuit. The caution flag waved on lap two as Ryan Fredericks bounced off the turn one wall and stopped. As the green flag reappeared, Conkle, Riney, Ashworth and 1st heat winner Cody Gallogly were bumper to bumper. Riney and Ashworth would go side by side for second for the next two laps with Riney securing second on lap four. Working lap five, leader Conkle would get sideways to much in turn two and come to a stop with everyone getting by with no contact. On the restart, Riney would bolt out to a big lead and the Wellsburg, West Virginia driver had more than a straightaway lead over Ashworth and Gallogly. Disaster would happen to Ashworth with less than two laps to go as he smacked the guardrail in turn two and flipped to bring out the red flag. Riney and his Wahl's Heating and Cooling #c1 would drive away from Gallogly on the restart to collect his 1st win as those two drivers were the only drivers on the lead lap when the checkered flag waved. Lance Webb finished third as Kris Davis and Brian Benson filled out the top five.

Brad Hensel popped into the lead from his third starting spot to lead the first six laps of the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock feature but Millersburg's Dale Beckett was picking his way through from his 7th starting grid position and over powered his way past Hensel on lap 7 and then hold off Hensel's last lap charge to park his #4 in the Summit Racing victory circle for his 1st win of the season. Sean Rush outdueled Billy Parsons for third as track champion Cory Staley was fifth. Heat winners were Matt Miller, Colton St. John, Sean Rush and Dale Beckett as Jordan James and Stephen Crowe topped the last chance races.

Night two of the 5th annual Ohio Dirt Blowout presented by the Kar Connection will see the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association in for a $2,500 to win feature with the Kar Connection Super Late Models racing for $4,000 to win Don Gross Memorial and a $700 to win Hans Gross Memorial dash. The Lowes Super Stocks will running for the $1,000 to win feature plus a Dash for Cash and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks will have $1,200 to the winner of their main event. The Super Stocks and Mini Stocks will have their last night of the 'Summer Series' races points determined also.

Gates will 3 pm tonight, Saturday, September 23rd with racing at 7 pm.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS OHIO DIRT BLOWOUT NIGHT ONE

Friday, September 22, 2017

NEVER EVER WON SPRINTS

Heat 1 Cody Gallogly, Clay Riney, Shawn Hubler, Sam Ashworth, Kris Davis, Brian Benson, Dylan Kingan

Heat 2 Brandon Conkle, Lance Webb, Bill Ault, Ryan Fredericks, Andy Fike, Bret Barbone dns

Feature Clay Riney, Cody Gallogly, Lance Webb, Kris Davis, Brian Benson, Dylan Kingan, Brandon Conkle, Andy Fike, Sam Ashworth, Shawn Hubler, Bill Ault, Ryan Fredericks, Bret Barbone dns

 

SEAVEY SEEKS SWEEP
WINS NIGHT 2 OF JHDM MEMORIAL

Wheatland, MO (September 22, 2017) - California native Logan Seavey remains undefeated in WAR competition after picking up his second consecutive POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League victory Friday night at Lucas Oil Speedway against a stunning sixty car field. Wyatt Burks, Danny Smith, Clinton Boyles, and Dustin Morgan rounded out the top five for the second night of the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Boyles led early from his front row outside starting position, with Seavey moving into the second spot. On lap three, Seavey threw a slide job in turns three and four to get by Boyles. Seavey held a comfortable lead throughout the remainder of the race while the battle for the remaining two podium spots was wild between Wyatt Burks, Danny Smith, Dustin Morgan, and Clinton Boyles.

Seavey would capitalize on the intense battles brewing behind him to pick up his second POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints win of his career.

The 7th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial concludes Saturday night, September 23 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Championship title will be decided after tomorrow's finale of the 3-day event. Korey Weyant currently leads the WAR points over Wyatt Burks who is 76 points behind.
Thursday and Friday night's events accumulated points and six drivers have locked into the Saturday night's A-Main event. Those six drivers are as follows:

Logan Seavey (350 pts.)
Dustin Morgan (308 pts.)
Mario Clouser (289 pts.)
Andrew Deal (285 pts.)
Anthony Nicholson (275 pts.)
Clinton Boyles (269 pts.)

The six locked in drivers will redraw for their starting position (1-6) in the A-Main event Saturday afternoon.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League
9/22/17
Lucas Oil Speedway - 60 cars

Hinchman Racewear Heat 1 - 8 laps
1. 93M-Dustin Morgan, Tulsa, OK (7); 2. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (3); 3. 22X-David Stephenson, Porter, OK (10); 4. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (4); 5 7S-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL (9); 6. 20-Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (6); 7. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (2); 8. 97-Kevin Cummings, Tulsa, OK (5); 9. 22-Jeff Pellersels, Woodbury, MN (8)-DNF; 10. 93-Steve Mahannah, Springfield, MO (1)-DNF;

Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat 2 - 8 laps
1. 5D-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (4); 2. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (2); 3. 77K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (6); 4. 6P-Chris Phillips, Plainfield, IN (5); 5. 56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (7); 6. 41-Brad Wyatt, Kearney, MO (3); 7. 93X-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (10); 8. 4F-Morgan Frewaldt, Garretson, SD (1)-DNF; 9. 24-Landon Simon, Brownsburg, IN (8)-DNF; 10. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (9)

Bell Helmets Heat 3 - 8 laps
1. 15D-Andrew Deal, Caney, KS (2); 2. 2-Zach Clark, Lenexa, KS (3); 3. 70-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (8); 4. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (7); 5. 1T- Tyler Shoemaker, Clinton, IL (1); 6. 77J- Jack Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (5); 7. 73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (6); 8. 6M-Christian Moore, Tyler, TX (4)-DNF; 9. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (DNS); 10. 21C-Brian Beebe, Oak Grove, MO (DNS)

Schure Built Suspensions Heat 4 - 8 laps
1. 31-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS (1); 2. 22S-Slater Helt, Cactus Flats, MO (4); 3. 18-Terry Richards, Denton, NE (5); 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (8); 5. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (9); 6. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (3); 7. 11-Frank Rodgers, Lucas, IA (7); 8. 4-Joshua Tyre, Kiefer, OK (6); 9. 13W-Grant Wresche, Kellyville, OK (2)-DNF; 10. 15$-Kyle Clark, Sapulpa, OK (10)-DNF

Eagle Motorsports Heat 5 - 8 laps
1. Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (2); 2. 6-Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (8); 3. 34-RJ Miller, Edgewood, TX (4); 4. 7JR-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (3); 5. 15$-Danny Smith, Sand Springs, OK (10); 6. 31X-Casey Wills, Sperry, OK (6); 7. 15B-Quinton Benson, Emma, MO (9); 8. Rob Hockett, Lone Jack, MO (5); 9. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene, MO (7); 10. 78-Rob Caho Jr-Wyoming, MN (1)-DNF

Rod End Supply Heat 6 - 8 laps
1. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (4); 2. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (2); 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (5); 4. 11M-Michael Tyre, Kiefer, OK (6); 5. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (3); 6. 31B-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (7); 7. 24H-Ty Hulsey, Owasso, OK (9); 8. 28-Brandon Mattox, Terre Haute, IN (8); 9. 27J-Mike Schouten, LaMonte, MO (1); 10. 926-Chad Frewaldt, Kansas City, KS (DNS)

B-Main #1 - 12 laps
1. 16-Anthony Nicholson (1); 2. 34-RJ Miller (3); 3. 93X-Taylor Walton (5); 4. 15B-Quinton Benson (6); 5. 51-Mitchell Moore (5); 6. 56-Mitchell Davis (4); 7. 4-Joshua Tyre (10); 8. 41-Brad Wyatt (8); 9. 20-Steve Thomas (7); 10. 6M-Christian Moore (11); 11. 34N-Corey Nelson (12); 12. 73-Samuel Wagner (9); 13. 82-Vinny Ward (14); DNS: 93-Steve Mahannah, 21C-Brian Beebe

B-Main #2 - 12 laps
1. 7S-Wade Seiler (2); 2. 90-Riley Kreisel (4); 3. 65-Chris Parkinson (1); 4. 31B-Joe B. Miller (5); 5. 24H-Ty Hulsey (6); 6. 31X-Casey Wills (7); 7. 22-Jeff Pellersels (11); 8. 9-Casey Baker (8); 9. 97-Kevin Cummings (10); 10. 4F-Morgan Frewaldt (12); 11. 11M-Michael Tyre (3); 12. 28-Brandon Mattox (9)-DNF; DNS-13W-Grant Wresche, 78-Rob Caho Jr, and 926-Chad Frewaldt

B-Main #3 - 12 laps
1. 99-Korey Weyant (2); 2. 24C-Craig Carroll (1); 3. 6P-Chris Phillips (3); 4. 20G-Noah Gass (5); 5. 5$-Kyle Clark (12); 6. 77H-Rob Hockett (10); 7. 7JR-JD Black (4); 8. 77J-Jack Wagner (7); 9. 8-Jeff Wingate (9); 10. 42-Warren Johnson (13); 11. 24-Landon Simon (11); 12. 11-Frank Rodgers (8); 13. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker (6) DNS:27J-Mike Schouten

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints A-Main - 25 laps
1. 5D-Logan Seavey (3); 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks (12); 3. 15$-Danny Smith (15); 4. 77-Clinton Boyles (2); 5. 93M-Dustin Morgan (6); 6. 15D-Andrew Deal (7); 7. 16-Anthony Nicholson (17); 8. 24C-Craig Carroll (22); 9. 6-Mario Clouser (5); 10. 77K-Katlynn Leer (10); 11. 7S-Wade Seiler (18); 12. 90-Riley Kreisel (21); 13. 99-Korey Weyant (19); 14. 31-Dylan Kadous (11); 15. 70-Wesley Smith (1); 16. 8D-Terry Babb (13); 17. 2-Zach Clark (14); 18. 22S-Slater Helt (9); 19. 21-Ryan Kitchen (8)-DNF; 20. 22X-David Stephenson (4)-DNF; 21. 34-RJ Miller (20)-DNF; 22. 18-Terry Richards (16)-DNF

 

 

Last-lap pass sets up Swindell for chance to sweep Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 23, 2017) - Sammy Swindell and Logan Seavey have put themselves in position to make the 7th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial something special.

Swindell took advantage of a last-lap spin by Wayne Johnson to capture Friday's middle leg of the three-night crown jewel on the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Series at Lucas Oil Speedway.

The veteran backed up his win in Thursday's opener and, after taking a second straight $3,000 prize, will take aim at Saturday's $10,000 check in the finale.

Meanwhile, Seavey grabbed the feature win in the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Series for a second straight night. Seavey again earned a $1,077 winner's share and also will go for a sweep on Saturday night in a feature paying $2,077.

For the 61-year-old Swindell, of Germantown, Tenn., the chance to sweep the weekend would be especially sweet considering his curtailed racing schedule these days.

"It would be great," Swindell said, noting that he's known the Hockett family "for a long time and been friends with them. It would be great to come out of here with this and hopefully we can do this again and keep rolling like we've been rolling."

Johnson, winner of last year's Hockett/McMillin Memorial, got the jump on fellow front-row starter Sam Haftertepe Jr. at the drop of the green and appeared on his way to becoming a wire-to-wire winner.

But as Johnson weaved through lapped traffic during the closing laps, Swindell closed in as he hugged the low groove. With the crowd standing as the white flag flew, Johnson spun in turn two and Swindell drove past.

"I was hoping there was going to be enough room (to get by). I saw him start to lose it," Swindell said. "With about eight or nine or laps to go, we lost a brake and I was having to be real careful. I knew if we finished up in the top three we'd be on the front row tomorrow and I didn't want to give that up.

"This car was awesome. Another good car and another good night. I've just been blessed to be able to do this stuff and be able to compete like this. Wayne did a good job. He thought he was going where he needed to go.

"To come home with a win like that, when they hand it to you, you have to take it."

Series points leader Sam Hafertepe Jr. finished second with Blake Hahn third, Tony Bruce Jr., fourth and Johnson recovered to salvage fifth.

Hafertepe said there's no doubt who the man to beat will be on Saturday night.

"Sammy's been the class of the field the last two nights in the features," Hafertepe said. "He's got the car to beat right now. We'll just keep on working on it. Big money's on the line tomorrow."

Seavey doubles up in WAR: Logan Seavey turned a close race into a runaway over the final 11 laps to make it two straight Wingless Auto Racing Series wins in two nights.

Asked if his car can possibly get any better as he goes for the sweep on Saturday night, Seavey said he wasn't sure.

"I don't know if we can get it any better than it was tonight," Seavey said. "Last night we thought we could maybe improve it a little bit. We'll just keep watching the track tomorrow and see what we need to do to get this thing right and win this third feature."

Clinton Boyles grabbed the lead at the start from his outside front-row starting spot and used the high groove to complete lap one as the leader. But Seavey, utilizing a slide job in turns three and four, passed him one lap later.

Seavey opened up an eight-car-length lead by lap eight, but Boyles began to close in and was on Seavey's bumper when a caution flag flew on lap 14.

After the restart it was all Seavey. The Sutter, Calif., driver pulled away and won by nearly a straightaway's margin to make it 2-for-2 this week - and two wins in two starts in the car as a sub for injured car owner Zach Daum.

"I just have to thank (Daum) for letting me race this awesome race car," Seavey said. "This car is just unreal."

Wyatt Burks rallied from an 11th starting position to finish second with Danny Smith coming from 15th to third. Boyles slipped late and wound up fourth.

The Hockett/McMillin Memorial brings the elite to Lucas Oil Speedway for an event to honor the memory of open-wheel champion Jesse Hockett, who lost his life in a shop accident in 2010 and his cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, who was killed in an auto accident in 2006.

Action concludes Saturday night with another full program for both divisions, which culminates with a $10,000-to-win feature for the ASCS.

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY RESULTS (Sept. 22, 2017) 7th ANNUAL JESSE HOCKETT/DANIEL McMILLIN MEMORIAL Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprints A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [8]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [4]; 4. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [5]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [2]; 6. 95-Matt Covington, [10]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [17]; 8. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [3]; 9. 94-Jeff Swindell, [14]; 10. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [6]; 11. 81-Jack Dover, [9]; 12. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [7]; 13. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [15]; 14. 22S-Sean McClelland, [13]; 15. 84-Brandon Hanks, [20]; 16. 05-Brad Loyet, [11]; 17. 22-Dustin Barks, [21]; 18. 23-Seth Bergman, [23]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee, [18]; 20. 17W-Harli White, [24]; 21. 0-Ned Powers, [16]; 22. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [22]; 23. 2-Kyle Sauder, [19]; 24. (DNF) 87-Aaron Reutzel, [12] B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [1]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks, [2]; 3. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [6]; 4. 21-Miles Paulus, [3]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell, [10]; 6. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [5]; 7. 12S-Carson McCarl, [8]; 8. 93-Dustin Morgan, [9]; 9. 18-Ryan Roberts, [11]; 10. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [4]; 11. 26M-Fred Mattox, [7]; 12. 49B-Ben Brown, [12]; (DNS) 92J-J.R. Topper. B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 99-Skylar Gee, [1]; 2. 22-Dustin Barks, [3]; 3. 36-Jason Martin, [5]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [2]; 5. 44M-Chris Martin, [4]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [9]; 7. 11X-John Carney II, [10]; 8. 27-Danny Thoman, [8]; 9. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, [13]; 10. 44-Jared Sewell, [11]; 11. 57-TJ Artz, [12]; 12. (DNF) 17-Josh Baughman, [6]; 13. (DNF) 7M-Chance Morton, [7] B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 2-Kyle Sauder, [1]; 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [4]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [7]; 4. 8M-Kade Morton, [2]; 5. 11G-Mike Goodman, [9]; 6. 21R-Andrew Deal, [6]; 7. 4-Evan Martin, [3]; 8. 3Z-Zach Davis, [8]; 9. 3V-Nate VanHaaften, [11]; 10. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [5]; 11. (DNF) 9M-Tyler Blank, [10]; (DNS) 81A-Chris Morgan. Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [1]; 2. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [7]; 4. 26M-Fred Mattox, [3]; 5. 8M-Kade Morton, [6]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [4]; 7. 36-Jason Martin, [8]; 8. 3V-Nate VanHaaften, [5] Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, [4]; 3. 27-Danny Thoman, [2]; 4. 0-Ned Powers, [8]; 5. 12S-Carson McCarl, [6]; 6. 21-Miles Paulus, [5]; 7. 44-Jared Sewell, [3]; 8. 49B-Ben Brown, [7] Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Dustin Barks, [2]; 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [1]; 3. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [5]; 4. 7M-Chance Morton, [3]; 5. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [4]; 6. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [6]; 7. 93-Dustin Morgan, [8]; 8. 57-TJ Artz, [7] Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [3]; 3. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [7]; 4. 81-Jack Dover, [6]; 5. 21R-Andrew Deal, [1]; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, [8]; 7. 18-Ryan Roberts, [5]; 8. 92J-J.R. Topper, [4] Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [2]; 2. 2-Kyle Sauder, [5]; 3. 81A-Chris Morgan, [1]; 4. 22S-Sean McClelland, [6]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks, [4]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell, [3]; 7. 11X-John Carney II, [7]; (DNS) 24C-Lanny Carpenter, Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [6]; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell, [5]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [3]; 5. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [1]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman, [4]; 7. (DNF) 9M-Tyler Blank, [7] Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [1]; 2. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 3. 4-Evan Martin, [2]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet, [6]; 5. 3Z-Zach Davis, [5]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman, [7]; 7. 11G-Mike Goodman, [3] Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [6]; 2. 22S-Sean McClelland, [1]; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell, [2]; 4. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [3]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, [4]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton, [8]; 7. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [9]; 8. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [10]; 9. 22-Dustin Barks, [5]; 10. (DNF) 81A-Chris Morgan, [7] Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet, [1]; 2. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [5]; 4. 0-Ned Powers, [3]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks, [9]; 6. 2-Kyle Sauder, [6]; 7. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [10]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [2]; 9. 26M-Fred Mattox, [7]; 10. 12S-Carson McCarl, [8] Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [2]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [5]; 3. 95-Matt Covington, [4]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [6]; 6. 21-Miles Paulus, [10]; 7. 44M-Chris Martin, [8]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman, [9]; 9. 7M-Chance Morton, [7]; 10. 27-Danny Thoman, [1] Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover, [2]; 2. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [3]; 3. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [5]; 4. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [6]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [7]; 6. 4-Evan Martin, [1]; 7. 36-Jason Martin, [10]; 8. 21R-Andrew Deal, [9]; 9. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [4]; 10. 3Z-Zach Davis, [8]

POWRi Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing Series Lucas Oil A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 5D-Logan Seavey, [3]; 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [12]; 3. 15$-Danny Smith, [15]; 4. 77-Clinton Boyles, [2]; 5. 93M-Dustin Morgan, [6]; 6. 15D-Andrew Deal, [7]; 7. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [17]; 8. 24C-Craig Carroll, [22]; 9. 6-Mario Clouser, [5]; 10. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [10]; 11. 7S-Wade Seiler, [18]; 12. 90-Riley Kreisel, [21]; 13. 99-Korey Weyant, [19]; 14. 31-Dylan Kadous, [11]; 15. 70-Wesley Smith, [1]; 16. 8D-Terry Babb, [13]; 17. 2-Zach Clark, [14]; 18. 22S-Slater Helt, [9]; 19. 21-Ryan Kitchen, [8]; 20. 22X-David Stephenson, [4]; 21. 34-RJ Miller, [20]; 22. 18-Terry Richards, [16] Mesilla Valley Transportation B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [1]; 2. 34-RJ Miller, [3]; 3. 93X-Taylor Walton, [5]; 4. 15B-Quinton Benson, [6]; 5. 51-Mitchell Moore, [2]; 6. 56-Mitchell Davis, [4]; 7. 4-Joshua Tyre, [10]; 8. 41-Brad Wyatt, [8]; 9. 20-Steve Thomas, [7]; 10. 6M-Christian Moore, [11]; 11. 34N-Corey Nelson, [12]; 12. 73-Samuel Wagner, [9]; 13. 82-Vincent (Vinny) Ward, [13]; 14. 93-Steve Mahannah, [14]; 15. 21C-Brian Beebe, [15] Hoosier Racing Tire B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 7S-Wade Seiler, [2]; 2. 90-Riley Kreisel, [4]; 3. 65-Chris Parkinson, [1]; 4. 31B-Joe B. Miller, [5]; 5. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [6]; 6. 31X-Casey Wills, [7]; 7. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [11]; 8. 9-Casey Baker, [8]; 9. 97-Kevin Cummings, [10]; 10. 4F-Morgan Frewaldt, [12]; 11. 11M-Michael Tyre II, [3]; 12. 28-Brandon Mattox, [9]; 13. 13W-Grant Wresche, [13]; 14. 78-Rob Caho Jr, [14]; 15. 926-Chad Frewaldt, [15] Weyant Custom Paint B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 99-Korey Weyant, [2]; 2. 24C-Craig Carroll, [1]; 3. 6P-Chris Phillips, [3]; 4. 20G-Noah Gass, [5]; 5. 5$-Kyle Clark, [12]; 6. 77H-Rob Hockett, [10]; 7. 7JR-JD Black, [4]; 8. 77J-Jack Wagner, [7]; 9. 8-Jeff Wingate, [9]; 10. 42-Warren Johnson, [14]; 11. 24-Landon Simon, [11]; 12. 11-Frank Rodgers, [8]; 13. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, [6]; 14. 27J-Mike Schouten, [13] Hinchman Racewear Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 93M-Dustin Morgan, [7]; 2. 8D-Terry Babb, [3]; 3. 22X-David Stephenson, [10]; 4. 90-Riley Kreisel, [4]; 5. 7S-Wade Seiler, [9]; 6. 20-Steve Thomas, [6]; 7. 8-Jeff Wingate, [2]; 8. 97-Kevin Cummings, [5]; 9. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [8]; 10. 93-Steve Mahannah, [1] Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5D-Logan Seavey, [4]; 2. 24C-Craig Carroll, [2]; 3. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [6]; 4. 6P-Chris Phillips, [5]; 5. 56-Mitchell Davis, [7]; 6. 41-Brad Wyatt, [3]; 7. 93X-Taylor Walton, [10]; 8. 4F-Morgan Frewaldt, [1]; 9. 24-Landon Simon, [8]; 10. 82-Vincent (Vinny) Ward, [9] Bell Helmets Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15D-Andrew Deal, [2]; 2. 2-Zach Clark, [3]; 3. 70-Wesley Smith, [8]; 4. 65-Chris Parkinson, [7]; 5. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, [1]; 6. 77J-Jack Wagner, [5]; 7. 73-Samuel Wagner, [6]; 8. 6M-Christian Moore, [4]; 9. 42-Warren Johnson, [9]; 10. 21C-Brian Beebe, [10] Schure Built Suspensions Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 31-Dylan Kadous, [1]; 2. 22S-Slater Helt, [4]; 3. 18-Terry Richards, [5]; 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [8]; 5. 99-Korey Weyant, [9]; 6. 9-Casey Baker, [3]; 7. 11-Frank Rodgers, [7]; 8. 4-Joshua Tyre, [6]; 9. 13W-Grant Wresche, [2]; 10. 5$-Kyle Clark, [10] Eagle Motorsports Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Ryan Kitchen, [2]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser, [8]; 3. 34-RJ Miller, [4]; 4. 7JR-JD Black, [3]; 5. 15$-Danny Smith, [10]; 6. 31X-Casey Wills, [6]; 7. 15B-Quinton Benson, [9]; 8. 77H-Rob Hockett, [5]; 9. 34N-Corey Nelson, [7]; 10. 78-Rob Caho Jr, [1] Rod End Supply Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Clinton Boyles, [4]; 2. 51-Mitchell Moore, [2]; 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [5]; 4. 11M-Michael Tyre II, [6]; 5. 20G-Noah Gass, [3]; 6. 31B-Joe B. Miller, [7]; 7. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [9]; 8. 28-Brandon Mattox, [8]; 9. 27J-Mike Schouten, [1]; 10. 926-Chad Frewaldt, [10]

For more information including news, schedules and points standings on the Lucas Oil ASCS, visit ASCSracing.com. Go to POWRi.com for stories, schedules and points standings in the WAR Sprint Car Series.

Schedule and ticket prices: (Saturday) Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 5:45 and racing at 6:35 Adults (16 and up) $25 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22 Youth (6 to 15) $10 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $50 Pit Pass $40

Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedules can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

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Crockett Tops Yakima STSS Night 1

9/22/17

Yakima, WA - Season championship weekend for the Here 2 Wire Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series kicked off with a win for Roger Crockett in the Henderson Motorsports #7n at Central Washington State Fair Raceway. In the Napa Auto Parts Washington Modified Tour, Kyler Moore was victorious.

Chase Goetz set a rapid pace at the outset of the 30 lap A Feature for the sprints, with Crockett moving from fourth to second in short order. Goetz made a number of deft moves in traffic but it was clean air where Crockett got him, as Chase entered turn one too high on lap 21. Roger was in perfect position, throttling his ride underneath Chase to make the pass and take the top spot, a lead he wouldn’t relinquish for the rest of the contest. Goetz earned his career best STSS finish with a second and Jared Peterson finished two spots shy of a clean sweep in taking third. Peterson had previously guided the Rutz Racing #8p to quick time and a heat race win. Other heat winners were Crockett, Cam Smit and Jay Cole. Colton Heath was the Triple X Hard Charger, advancing 10 spots in the main.

Kyler Moore was in the right place at the right time as he took the feature win for the Modifieds. Moore was engaged in a fierce battle for second (which he had just reacquired from Tyson Blood) when race leader Jeremy Martin slowed to a stop. This gave the lead to Moore with four laps left, and he capitalized, taking the victory and stretching his championship point lead in the process. Blood would take second with Lawrence O’Conner in third. Heat winners were Blood, Martin and Kevin Smith.

Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series
Fast Time - Jared Peterson 14.405
Heat 1 - Jared Peterson, JJ Hickle, Logan Forler, Steve Vague, Chris Schmelzle, Colton Heath, Jason Reed
Heat 2 - Roger Crockett, Brandon Harkness, Kelly Miller, Chase Goetz, Reece Goetz, Derek Roberts, Jeff Dunlap
Heat 3 - Cam Smith, Austen Wheatley, Jason Solwold, Steve Reeves, Chauncey Filler, Garen Linder,
Heat 4 - Jay Cole, Jayme Barnes, Robbie Price, Eric Fisher, Tyler Anderson, Jason Thomas
B Main - Reece Goetz, Schmelzle, Heath, Anderson, Roberts, Dunlap, Filler, Thomas
A Main - Roger Crockett, C Goetz, Peterson, Vague, Fisher, Solwold, Barnes, Miller, Cole, Heath, Price, Harkness, Schmelzle, Forler, Anderson, Reeves, R Goetz, Roberts, Dunlap, Hickle, Smith, Wheatley
Lap Leaders - C Goetz 1-20 Crockett 21-30

Washington Modified Tour
Heat 1 - Tyson Blood, Kyler Moore, Austin Kerrigan, Adam Holtrop, Dan Butenschoen, Brandon Berg, Becky Boudreau, Cliff Ballenger
Heat 2 - Kevin Smith, Lawrence O’Conner, Shane Kerrigan, Brian Harding, Kevin Quesnell, Duane D’Amico, Craig Moore
Heat 3 - Jeremy Martin, Zach Simpson, Tiana Berkeley, Larry Buchanon, Don Martin, James Wolford, Pat Merritt
Main - Kyler Moore, Blood, O’Conner, Smith, Davenport, Berkeley, Wild, A Kerrigan, Wolford, Holtrop, C Moore, Berg, Merritt, D’Amico, J Martin, Quesnell, Simpson, Harding, S Kerrigan, D Martin, Butenschoen, Ballenger, Buchanon, Boudreau
Lap Leaders - J Martin 1-20 K Moore 21-25

 

 

PST/URC/ESS Outlaw Fall Nationals Quick Results

A Main: 1) 45-CHUCK HEBING (2), 2) 98-Joe Trenca 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 29-Jason Shultz 5) 22-Jonathan Preston 6) 63-Josh Weller 7) 47-Kyle Drum 8) 14-Coleman Gulick 9) 5G-Curt Michael 10) 28F-Davie Franek 11) 36-Matt Billings 12) 97-Cory Turner 13) 19K-Paul Kinney 14) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 15) 14W-Brett Wright 16) 67W-Justin Whittall 17) 81-Derek Jonathan 18) 35-Jared Zimbardi 19) 49-Scott Kreutter 20) 1J-Derrick Juliano 21) 67-Steve Collins 22) 77-Derek Locke 23) 10PC Paulie Colagiovanni 24) 19G-Todd Gracey 25) 87-George Suprick 26) 10C-Jeff Cook 27) 28Kieth Prutsman

Heat 1: 1) 35-Jared Zimbardi 2) 19k-Paul Kinney 3) 1J-Derrick Juliano 4) 47-Kyle Drum 5) 28F-Davie Franek 6) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 7) 22r-Mike Koehler 8) 28-Kieth Prutsman 9) 121-Will Glover 10) 10LC-Kelly Hebing

Heat 2: 1) 49-Scott Kreutter 2) 77-Derek Locke 3) 67-Steve Collins 4) 5G-Curt Michael 5) 10PC-Paulie Colagiovanni 6) 63-Josh Weller 7) 99k-Dan Kuhn 8) 75-Tommy Wickham 9) 3-Denny Peebles 10) 53-Shaun Donath

Heat: 3: 1) 22-Jonathan Preston 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 36-Matt Billings 4) 67W-Justin Whittall 5) 10C-Jeff Cook 6) 14-Coleman Gulick 7) 91-Scott Holcomb 8) 14W-Brett Wright 9) 5t-Darrel Bragman

Heat 4: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 97-Cory Turner 3) 98-Joe Trenca 4) 81-Derek Jonathan 5) 29-Jason Shultz 6) 19G- Todd Tracey 7) 87*- Jason Barney 8) 87-George Suprick 9) X-Dan Bennett

Evingham Site Excavation 9-14 Dash

1)28F-Davie Franek 2) 97-Cory Turner 3) 10PC-Paulie Colagiovanni 4) 29-Jason Shultz 5) 5G-Curt Michael 6) 19K-Paul Kinney

Evingham Site Excavation Pole Dash: 1) 22: Jonathan Preston 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 49-Scott Kreutter 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 35-Jared Zimbardi 6) 77-Derek Locke 7) 45-Chuck Hebing 8) 67-Steve Collins

 

 

Swindell, Seavey earn feature wins on Night One of Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 22, 2017) - Sammy Swindell struck first as the three-night Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial got underway Thursday night at Lucas Oil Speedway.

The veteran open-wheel icon grabbed the lead midway through the feature and went on to capture the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Series victory. Swindell earned $3,000 and some valuable points toward starting position in Saturday's $10,000-to-win grand finale.

In the co-headliner, Logan Seavey captured the feature win for the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints on a night that 56 wingless sprints checked into the pits to go along with 55 winged sprints.

Swindell, a 61-year-old from Germantown, Tenn., drove away from Aaron Reutzel after making a pass for the lead completing lap 12. The three-time World of Outlaws Sprint Series champion dominated from there.

"As long as somebody didn't take me out or something, I was gonna be OK," Swindell said of his drive to the checkered flag.

Reutzel wound up second with Wayne Johnson, winner of last year's final-night Hockett/McMillian feature by a narrow margin over Swindell, finishing third.

Reutzel, starting outside of the front row, led the first 11 laps and at one point had a three-second lead before a lap-nine caution wiped out that margin. Shortly after the restart, Swindell made the pass for the lead out of turn four.

Reutzel said he was committed to running the top of the track, but as grip there began to go away he momentarily tried the bottom groove. That cost him as Swindell drove past.

"I made a mistake and just got beat," Reutzel said. "We have a fast hot rod right now, the driver just made a mistake."

Swindell, driving a car owned by A.G. Rains, picked up his fourth feature win of 2017.

"We've struggled a little bit with getting bumped around and things getting messed up," Swindell said. "We lost our good motor that we had last year and we've finally got this one to where it's rolling pretty good the last few weeks.

"We have a good race car. We just have to get a chance to prove it here. We should have probably had 10 or 12 wins this years, but things have happened. We definitely have a faster car than most of these other guys, we just have to prove it. Like tonight."

Series points leader Sam Hafertepe Jr. finished fourth with Jason Martin fifth.

Seavey takes Wingless win: Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif., held on to win the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR feature, in just his second time driving a car-owned by Zach Daum who is currently out of action with an injury.

"I can't thank him enough for letting me run his race cars," Seavey said of Daum.

Chris Phillips grabbed the lead from his outside front row starting position with Seavey and Clouser closing in before the race was red-flagged on lap eight when Wyatt Burks' car erupted into flames and rolled to a stop in turn four. Burks escaped without injury.

Two laps after the restart, Seavey used a run in turns one and two to take the lead with Clouser following him into second place.

Another red flag brought the race to a halt on lap 15 when Michael Tyre and Landon Simon got together in turn four with Simon's motor catching fire. He was not injured, but it bunched the field again just 10 laps from the finish.

Seavey continued to lead it and had opened up a sizeable lead with Clouser and Dustin Morgan dueling for second when Casey Wills flipped in turn four, bringing out a third red flag with five laps remaining. Wills emerged from the car under his own power.

Seavey hung on to win it, holding off a fast-closing Morgan with Clouser winding up third.

"I was getting nervous there," Seavey said of the final laps. "I knew the top (of the track) was slowing down a lot and I ran the bottom the last few laps. It was getting a little scary, but we were able to hold on."

Two contenders were eliminated early. Series points leader Korey Weyant made contact with another car, going down the backstretch on the opening lap, and had to call it a night with a rear-end issue. Clinton Boyles, also was an early retiree with a motor problem on lap five.

The Hockett/McMillin Memorial brings the elite to Lucas Oil Speedway for an event to honor the memory of open-wheel champion Jesse Hockett, who lost his life in a shop accident in 2010 and his cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, who was killed in an auto accident in 2006.

Action continues Friday night with another full program before the Saturday-night conclusion which culminates with a $10,000-to-win feature for the ASCS.

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY RESULTS (Sept. 21, 2017) 7th ANNUAL JESSE HOCKETT/DANIEL McMILLIN MEMORIAL Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprints A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [7]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [2]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [10]; 5. 36-Jason Martin, [8]; 6. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [5]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [12]; 8. 05-Brad Loyet, [11]; 9. 94-Jeff Swindell, [4]; 10. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [15]; 11. 52-Blake Hahn, [6]; 12. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [14]; 13. 95-Matt Covington, [9]; 14. 99-Skylar Gee, [22]; 15. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [21]; 16. 17-Josh Baughman, [16]; 17. 93-Dustin Morgan, [18]; 18. (DNF) 84-Brandon Hanks, [20]; 19. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman, [19]; 20. (DNF) 17W-Harli White, [23]; 21. (DNF) 21-Miles Paulus, [1]; 22. (DNF) 81-Jack Dover, [13]; 23. (DNF) 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [17] B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [2]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks, [3]; 3. 11X-John Carney II, [1]; 4. 22S-Sean McClelland, [4]; 5. 27-Danny Thoman, [8]; 6. 22-Dustin Barks, [10]; 7. 4-Evan Martin, [5]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill, [11]; 9. 7M-Chance Morton, [6]; 10. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [7]; 11. 34-Corey Nelson, [9]; 12. 3Z-Zach Davis, [13]; 13. 92J-J.R. Topper, [12] B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan, [3]; 2. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [2]; 3. 21R-Andrew Deal, [5]; 4. 18-Ryan Roberts, [4]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [1]; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, [8]; 7. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [6]; 8. 57-TJ Artz, [12]; 9. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [7]; 10. 81A-Chris Morgan, [9]; 11. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [11]; 12. 0-Ned Powers, [13]; 13. (DNF) 3V-Nate VanHaaften, [10] B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, [3]; 3. 2-Kyle Sauder, [2]; 4. 9M-Tyler Blank, [6]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 6. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [4]; 7. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, [12]; 8. 8M-Kade Morton, [7]; 9. 26M-Fred Mattox, [8]; 10. 44-Jared Sewell, [10]; 11. 11G-Mike Goodman, [11]; 12. 12S-Carson McCarl, [9]; 13. 49B-Ben Brown, [13] Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-John Carney II, [2]; 2. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [1]; 3. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [4]; 4. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [3]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman, [8]; 6. 22S-Sean McClelland, [5]; 7. 81A-Chris Morgan, [7]; 8. 92J-J.R. Topper, [6] Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [2]; 2. 36-Jason Martin, [1]; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell, [7]; 4. 93-Dustin Morgan, [5]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell, [4]; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, [3]; 7. 44-Jared Sewell, [6]; (DNS) 49B-Ben Brown. Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White, [4]; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [8]; 3. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [6]; 4. 7M-Chance Morton, [5]; 5. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [1]; 6. 26M-Fred Mattox, [3]; 7. 12S-Carson McCarl, [7]; 8. (DNF) 0-Ned Powers, [2] Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [2]; 2. 81-Jack Dover, [7]; 3. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [1]; 4. 18-Ryan Roberts, [4]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [8]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton, [5]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [6]; 8. 3Z-Zach Davis, [3] Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [2]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks, [1]; 3. 4-Evan Martin, [4]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 5. 21R-Andrew Deal, [8]; 6. 34-Corey Nelson, [3]; 7. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [6]; 8. 57-TJ Artz, [5] Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [3]; 2. 84B-Scott Bogucki, [2]; 3. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [4]; 4. 95-Matt Covington, [6]; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder, [8]; 6. 3V-Nate VanHaaften, [1]; 7. 22-Dustin Barks, [7]; 8. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, [5] Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Miles Paulus, [4]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet, [1]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, [7]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, [2]; 5. 27-Danny Thoman, [5]; 6. 9M-Tyler Blank, [6]; 7. 11G-Mike Goodman, [3] Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [1]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [5]; 4. 84-Brandon Hanks, [2]; 5. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [8]; 6. 22S-Sean McClelland, [10]; 7. 28-Jonathan Cornell, [6]; 8. 21R-Andrew Deal, [7]; 9. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [4]; 10. 27-Danny Thoman, [9] Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [1]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet, [2]; 3. 94-Jeff Swindell, [5]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [4]; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder, [7]; 6. 81-Jack Dover, [6]; 7. 18-Ryan Roberts, [8]; 8. 8-Alex Sewell, [9]; 9. 8M-Kade Morton, [10]; 10. (DNF) 84B-Scott Bogucki, [3] Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, [4]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 4. 1-Giovanni Scelzi, [3]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman, [5]; 6. 93-Dustin Morgan, [7]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 8. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [9]; 9. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [8]; 10. 44M-Chris Martin, [10] Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 2. 36-Jason Martin, [3]; 3. 21-Miles Paulus, [6]; 4. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [4]; 5. 11X-John Carney II, [5]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, [8]; 7. 4-Evan Martin, [2]; 8. 9M-Tyler Blank, [9]; 9. 7M-Chance Morton, [7]; 10. 26M-Fred Mattox, [10]

POWRi Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing Series Lucas Oil A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 5D-Logan Seavey, [4]; 2. 93M-Dustin Morgan, [18]; 3. 6-Mario Clouser, [5]; 4. 28-Brandon Mattox, [12]; 5. 15B-Quinton Benson, [1]; 6. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [19]; 7. 15D-Andrew Deal, [17]; 8. 65-Chris Parkinson, [7]; 9. 6P-Chris Phillips, [2]; 10. 21-Ryan Kitchen, [11]; 11. 31-Dylan Kadous, [16]; 12. 20G-Noah Gass, [6]; 13. 24C-Craig Carroll, [22]; 14. 93X-Taylor Walton, [13]; 15. 34-RJ Miller, [9]; 16. 31X-Casey Wills, [15]; 17. 11M-Michael Tyre II, [14]; 18. 24-Landon Simon, [21]; 19. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [3]; 20. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [20]; 21. 77-Clinton Boyles, [8]; 22. 99-Korey Weyant, [10] Mesilla Valley Transportation B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 15D-Andrew Deal, [1]; 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [3]; 3. 31B-Joe B. Miller, [10]; 4. 42-Warren Johnson, [2]; 5. 8D-Terry Babb, [13]; 6. 78-Rob Caho Jr, [11]; 7. 41-Brad Wyatt, [14]; 8. 20-Steve Thomas, [9]; 9. 11-Frank Rodgers, [6]; 10. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [7]; 11. 926-Morgan Frewaldt, [12]; 12. 77H-Chris Morgan, [5]; 13. 93-Steve Mahannah, [8]; 14. 56-Mitchell Davis, [4] Hoosier Racing Tire B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 93M-Dustin Morgan, [3]; 2. 24-Landon Simon, [4]; 3. 18-Terry Richards, [1]; 4. 51-Mitchell Moore, [7]; 5. 7S-Wade Seiler, [2]; 6. 7JR-JD Black, [9]; 7. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [11]; 8. 4F-Chad Frewaldt, [8]; 9. 4-Joshua Tyre, [10]; 10. 73-Samuel Wagner, [6]; 11. 2-Zach Clark, [13]; 12. 13W-Grant Wresche, [5]; 13. 82-Vincent (Vinny) Ward, [12] Weyant Custom Paint B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [5]; 2. 24C-Craig Carroll, [13]; 3. 90-Riley Kreisel, [2]; 4. 22S-Slater Helt, [3]; 5. 9-Casey Baker, [7]; 6. 77J-Jack Wagner, [4]; 7. 97-Kevin Cummings, [1]; 8. 6M-Christian Moore, [10]; 9. 8-Jeff Wingate, [11]; 10. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, [8]; 11. 70-Wesley Smith, [6]; 12. 21C-Chris Desselle, [9]; 13. 9$-Kyle Clark, [12] Hinchman Racewear Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Brandon Mattox, [1]; 2. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [7]; 3. 6-Mario Clouser, [8]; 4. 22S-Slater Helt, [2]; 5. 11-Frank Rodgers, [3]; 6. 93-Steve Mahannah, [4]; 7. 13W-Grant Wresche, [10]; 8. 6M-Christian Moore, [5]; 9. 8D-Terry Babb, [6]; 10. 24C-Craig Carroll, [9] Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20G-Noah Gass, [3]; 2. 34-RJ Miller, [4]; 3. 21-Ryan Kitchen, [6]; 4. 77J-Jack Wagner, [1]; 5. 90-Riley Kreisel, [7]; 6. 42-Warren Johnson, [10]; 7. 9-Casey Baker, [8]; 8. 82-Vincent (Vinny) Ward, [2]; 9. 78-Rob Caho Jr, [9]; 10. 41-Brad Wyatt, [5] Bell Helmets Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5D-Logan Seavey, [7]; 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, [5]; 3. 31-Dylan Kadous, [4]; 4. 77H-Chris Morgan, [1]; 5. 70-Wesley Smith, [2]; 6. 4F-Chad Frewaldt, [3]; 7. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, [6]; 8. 7JR-JD Black, [8]; 9. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [9] Schure Built Suspension Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Clinton Boyles, [2]; 2. 15B-Quinton Benson, [6]; 3. 15D-Andrew Deal, [3]; 4. 93M-Dustin Morgan, [4]; 5. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [1]; 6. 56-Mitchell Davis, [8]; 7. 20-Steve Thomas, [5]; 8. 31B-Joe B. Miller, [7]; 9. 8-Jeff Wingate, [9] Eagle Motorsports Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 6P-Chris Phillips, [4]; 2. 31X-Casey Wills, [2]; 3. 18-Terry Richards, [3]; 4. 11M-Michael Tyre II, [7]; 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [5]; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore, [6]; 7. 4-Joshua Tyre, [1]; 8. 21C-Chris Desselle, [8]; 9. 926-Morgan Frewaldt, [9] Rod End Supply Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 93X-Taylor Walton, [1]; 2. 99-Korey Weyant, [4]; 3. 97-Kevin Cummings, [3]; 4. 7S-Wade Seiler, [7]; 5. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [9]; 6. 24-Landon Simon, [8]; 7. 73-Samuel Wagner, [5]; 8. 9$-Kyle Clark, [2]; 9. 2-Zach Clark, [6]

For more information including news, schedules and points standings on the Lucas Oil ASCS, visit ASCSracing.com. Go to POWRi.com for stories, schedules and points standings in the WAR Sprint Car Series.

Schedule and ticket prices: (Friday) Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 5:45 and racing at 6:35 Adults (16 and up) $20 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17 Youth (6 to 15) $5 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $40 Pit Pass $35 3-Day Pit Pass-$100

(Saturday) Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps at 5:45 and racing at 6:35 Adults (16 and up) $25 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22 Youth (6 to 15) $10 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $50 Pit Pass $40 3-Day Pit Pass-$100

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Sammy Swindell on his way to victory Thursday night. (Kenny Shaw photo)

Logan Seavey earned the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR win Thursday night. (Kenny Shaw photo) CONTACT:

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About Lucas Oil Speedway Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five race tracks in the nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri, and just a quick hour and a half from the Kansas City metro area, dubbed the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks," Lucas Oil Speedway certainly lives up to the title.

Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo-Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. 2017 marks the 7th season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, Lake Lucas. Two nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series will be held in 2017. New for 2017 will be an all new purpose build Off Road Racing facility featuring the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as a host of other regional events.

Lucas Oil Speedway hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Midwest! National and regional touring series appear frequently for Special Events on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA.

In addition to the incredible Special Events, the Lucas Oil Speedway Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features the Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, racing weekly.

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SEAVEY SHINES IN WAR SPRINT DEBUT

Wheatland, MO (September 21, 2017) - Logan Seavey made his POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint debut in stunning fashion by taking the Daum Motorsports 5D machine to victory lane at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri for Night 1 of the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial against a staggering 56 car field. Dustin Morgan, Mario Clouser, Brandon Mattox, and Quinton Benson rounded out the top five.

Benson and Chris Phillips led the 22-car field to green flag racing. Phillips would lead early on with Seavey moving into second and challenging for the lead throughout the first half of the race. Around midway through the 25 lap A-Main event, Seavey had a great run going into turn 1 and drove around the outside of Phillips while Clouser snuck by on the bottom shuffling Phillips back to third and Seavey taking over the lead.

Dustin Morgan who had started eighteenth, after transferring through a B-Main earlier in the evening, charged through to the top five and was making his way towards a podium finish. Once Morgan made it to third, he and second-running Clouser exchanged monster sliders lap-after-lap until the red flag came out for Casey Wills who flipped wildly in turn four. He climbed out under his own power.

On the last restart, Seavey ran away to score his first POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint victory on his first attempt with the league while driving for Zach Daum Motorsports. Dustin Morgan finished second and Mario Clouser rounded out the podium.

The 7th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial continues Friday night September 22 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.

An accumulation of points from Thursday and Friday night's events will decide the top six in points who will automatically lock in for Saturday night's A-Main event.

The current top 10 for the weekend is as follows:
Logan Seavey (175)
Dustin Morgan (158)
Brandon Mattox (155)
Mario Clouser (154)
Quinton Benson (147)
Andrew Deal (138)
Chris Parkinson (138)
Chris Phillips (138)
Anthony Nicholson (137)
Noah Gass (131)

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League
9/21/17
Lucas Oil Speedway - 56 cars

Hinchman Racewear Heat 1 - 8 laps
1. 28-Brandon Mattox, Terre Haute, IN (1); 2. 22-Jeff Pellersels, Woodbury, MN (7); 3. 6-Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (8); 4. 22S-Slater Helt, Canyon Flats, MO (2); 5. 93-Steve Mahannah, Springfield, MO (4); 6. 11-Frank Rodgers, Lucas, IA (3); 7. 13W-Grant Wresche, Kellyville, OK (10); 8. 6M-Christian Moore, Tyler, TX (5); 9. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (9)-DNF; 10. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (6)-DNF

Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat 2 - 8 laps
1. 20G-Noah Gass, Mounds, OK (3); 2. 34-RJ Miller (4); 3. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (6); 4. 77J-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (1); 5. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (7); 6. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (10); 7. 9-Casey Baker, Lone Jack, MO (8); 8. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (2); 9. 78-Rob Caho Jr, Wyoming, MN (9); 10. 41-Brad Wyatt, Kearney, MO (5)-DNF

Bell Helmets Heat 3 - 8 laps
1. 5D-Logan Seavey, Sutter, CA (7); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (5); 3. 31-Dylan Kadous, Topeka, KS (4); 4. 77H-Chris Morgan, Topeka, KS (1); 5. 70-Wesley Smith, Nixa, MO (2); 6. 4F-Chad Frewaldt, Kansas City, KS (3); 7. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Bloomington, IN (6); 8. 7JR-JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (8)-DNF; 9. 24H-Ty Hulsey, Owasso, OK (9)-DNF

Schure Built Suspensions Heat 4 - 8 laps
1. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (2); 2. 15B-Quinton Benson, Emma, MO (6); 3. 15D-Andrew Deal, Caney, KS (3); 4. 93M-Dustin Morgan, Tulsa, OK (4); 5. 77K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (1); 6. 56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (8); 7. 20-Steve Thomas, Ludlow, IL (5); 8. 31B-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (7); 9. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (9)

Eagle Motorsports Heat 5 - 8 laps
1. 6-Chris Phillips, Plainfield, IN (4); 2. 31-Casey Wills, Sperry, OK (2); 3. 18-Terry Richards, Denton, NE (3); 4. 11M-Michael Tyre, Kiefer, OK (7); 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (5); 6. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (6); 7. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (8); 8. 926-Morgan Frewaldt, Garretson, SD (9); 9. 4-Joshua Tyre, Kiefer, OK (1)

Rod End Supply Heat 6 - 8 laps
1. 93X-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (1); 2. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (4); 3. 97-Kevin Cummings, Tulsa, OK (3); 4. 7S-Wade Seiler, Alton, IL (7); 5. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS (9); 6. 24-Landon Simon, Brownsburg, IN (8); 7-73-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack, MO (5); 8. 9$-Kyle Clark, Sapulpa, OK (2)-DNF; 9. 2-Zach Clark, Lenexa, KS (6)-DNF

B-Main #1 - 12 laps
1. 15D-Andrew Deal (1); 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks (3); 3. 31B-Joe B. Miller (10); 4. 42-Warren Johnson (2); 5. 8D-Terry Babb (13); 6. 78-Rob Caho Jr. (11); 7. 41-Brad Wyatt (14); 8. 20-Steve Thomas (9); 9. 11-Frank Rodgers (6); 10. 77K-Katlynn Leer (7); 11. 926-Morgan Frewaldt (12); 12. 77H-Chris Morgan (5); 13. 93-Steve Mahannah (8); 14. 56-Mitchell Davis (4)

B-Main #2- 12 laps
1. 93M-Dustin Morgan (3); 2. 24-Landon Simon (4); 3. 18-Terry Richards (1); 4. 51-Mitchell Moore (7); 5. 7S-Wade Seiler (2); 6. 7JR-JD Black (9); 7. 24H-Ty Hulsey (11); 8. 4F-Chad Frewaldt (8); 9. 4-Joshua Tyre (10); 10. 73-Samuel Wagner (6); 11. 2-Zach Clark (13); 12. 13W-Grant Wresche (5); 13. 82-Vinny Ward (12)

B-Main #3 - 12 laps
1. 16-Anthony Nicholson (5); 2. 24C-Craig Carroll (10); 3. 90-Riley Kreisel (2); 4. 22S-Slater Helt (3); 5. 9-Casey Baker (7); 6. 77J-Jack Wagner (4); 7. 97-Kevin Cummings (1); 8. 6M-Christian Moore, Tyler, TX (8); 9. 8-Jeff Wingate (9); 10. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker (6); DNS:70-Wesley Smith, 21C-Chris Desselle, 9$-Kyle Clark

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints A-Main - 25 laps
1. 5D-Logan Seavey (4); 2. 93M-Dustin Morgan (18); 3. 6-Mario Clouser (5); 4. 28-Brandon Mattox (12); 5. 15B-Quinton Benson (1); 6. 16-Anthony Nicholson (19); 7. 15D-Andrew Deal (17); 8. 65-Chris Parkinson (7); 9. 6P-Chris Phillips (2); 10. 21-Ryan Kitchen (11); 11. 31-Dylan Kadous (16); 12. 20G-Noah Gass (6); 13. 24C-Craig Carroll (22); 14. 93X-Taylor Walton (13); 15. 34-RJ Miller (9); 16. 31X-Casey Wills (15)-DNF; 17. 11M-Michael Tyre (14)-DNF; 18. 24-Landon Simon (21)-DNF; 19. 22-Jeff Pellersels (3)-DNF; 20. 11W-Wyatt Burks (20)-DNF; 21. 77-Clinton Boyles (8)-DNF; 22. 99-Korey Weyant (10)-DNF

 

 

Ryan Burdett Wins Pink Lady Classic Against Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars/King Of The Wings At Meridian

By Ben Deatherage

Meridian, Idaho-Saturday, September 16th, would be the third and final leg of the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars championship weekend. And like the previous two nights the stars of the Pacific Northwest would try to defend their home turf against the regulars of the Royal Purple King Of The Wings Series. Meridian Speedway once again, like the night before, would host racing action with twenty-nine cars filling the pits from Idaho, Oregon, California, and Utah as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Ryan Burdett landed the pole for the feature of the 2017 Pink Lady Classic. The West Valley City, Utah pilot would get his elbows up and set a torrid pace over the rest of the field. The main event would be completed without any sort of incident going from green to checkered. Burdett would obtain the win to be the seventh different winner of the campaign for the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars and the fifth winner with the King Of The Wings this season.

Meridian pilot Bryan Warf was second while Roseburg, Oregon's Matt Hein got third. The rest of the top five was made up of the Joey and Sarah Moore entry, driven by Adrian, Oregon teenager Tristen Spiers, in fourth and fifth finishing Johnny Geisler, of Meridian.

Johnny Geisler would be fast time of the night and set a new track record at 11.034 seconds. Heat races were won by Ryan Orchard of Sidney, British Columbia, Carmichael, California's Tom Baker, Kyle Bergerner from Salt Lake City, Utah, and Meridian native Colton Nelson. Casey Tillman, of Kuna, was the driver to finish first place in the consolation main event.

Once the night was completed and the points all tallied Aaron Willison would be declared the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcar champion. The Langley, British Columbia driver is the third different Canadian to have the honor the first one to do so since 2006.

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high-performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

Race Results:

Royal Purple NSRA Race #9

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Meridian Speedway

Meridian, Idaho

A Feature: 1. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 2. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 3. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 4. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 5. 25J-Johnny Giesler, ; 6. 12-Ron Larson, ; 7. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 8. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 9. 41-Aaron Willison, ; 10. 33-Kyle Alberding, ; 11. 88-Jason Conn, ; 12. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 13. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 14. 3-Tom Baker, ; 15. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 16. 68-Mike Anderson, ; 17. 2-Austin Carter, ; 18. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 19. 98-Ken Hamilton, ; 20. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 21. 9J-Stacey Jensen, ; 22. 26T-Casey Tillman, ; 23. 24-Jim Waters, ; 24. 7-A.J. Russell,

B Feature: 1. 26T-Casey Tillman, ; 2. 2-Austin Carter, ; 3. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 4. 98-Ken Hamilton, ; 5. 7V-Justin Segura, ; 6. 12M-Aaron McPeak, ; 7. 4-Aiden Spiers,

Heat 1: 1. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 2. 33-Kyle Alberding, ; 3. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 4. 98-Ken Hamilton, ; 5. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 6. 68-Mike Anderson, ; 7. 7V-Justin Segura,

Heat 2: 1. 3-Tom Baker, ; 2. 2-Austin Carter, ; 3. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 4. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 5. 24-Jim Waters, ; 6. 7-A.J. Russell, ; 7. 9-Duane Zeinstra,

Heat 3: 1. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 2. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 3. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 4. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 5. 9J-Stacey Jensen, ; 6. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 7. 12M-Aaron McPeak,

Heat 4: 1. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 2. 41-Aaron Willison, ; 3. 25J-Johnny Giesler, ; 4. 12-Ron Larson, ; 5. 26T-Casey Tillman, ; 6. 88-Jason Conn, ; 7. 68L-Tom Paterson,

Qualifying: 1. 25J-Johnny Giesler, ; 2. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 3. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 4. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 5. 12-Ron Larson, ; 6. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 7. 24-Jim Waters, ; 8. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 9. 41-Aaron Willison, ; 10. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 11. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 12. 33-Kyle Alberding, ; 13. 88-Jason Conn, ; 14. 9J-Stacey Jensen, ; 15. 7-A.J. Russell, ; 16. 68-Mike Anderson, ; 17. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 18. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 19. 3-Tom Baker, ; 20. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 21. 26T-Casey Tillman, ; 22. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 23. 2-Austin Carter, ; 24. 98-Ken Hamilton, ; 25. 7V-Justin Segura, ; 26. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 27. 12M-Aaron McPeak, ; 28. 68L-Tom Paterson, ; 29. 26-Cory Lockwood

 


 

Gregg Bakker Wins the Iron Cup at Park Jefferson! Travis Johnson

by Travis Johnson

Jefferson, South Dakota Park Jefferson Speedway (September 16, 2017)— The Nebraska 360 Carpetland & Malvern Bank Sprint Series made their final stop of the season at Park Jefferson Speedway in a co-sanctioned event with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series. Gregg Bakker of Sioux Falls, South Dakota took the win and $1500.

The points battle between points leader Ryan Roberts, Cody Ledger who is second, and Seth Brahmer in third, is heating up with only 2 races left on the schedule. Seth Brahmer is only 112 points out of first and Cody Ledger is 97 points from first.

Three heat races and a "B" Feature made up the the event’s for the evening before heading into the "A" main that consisted of 25 laps.

Heat 1 (Results)

Cody Ledger Brant O’Banion Ryan Bickett Kaleb Johnson Joe Riedel Mike Kay Denzel Smith Jr. Bobby Becker Brandon Stevenson (DNS) Elliot Amdahl (DNS)

Heat 2 (Results)

Scott Bogucki Jody Rosenboom Cody Hansen Eric Lutz Ryan Roberts Gio Scelzi John Lambertz Dylan Peterson Lee Goos Jr. Seth Brahmer

Heat 3 (Results)

Clint Garner Gregg Bakker Jordan Boston Dusty Ballenger Jamie Ball Jordan Martens Dean Brown Shayle Bade David Ekern Jeff Schreurs

B Main (Results)

Gio Scelzi Dean Brown Shayle Bade Jordan Martens Dylan Peterson Lee Goos Jr Jeff Schreurs Mike Kay Denzel Smith Jr Bobby Becker (DNF) David Ekern (DNF) Brandon Stevenson (DNS) Elliot Amdahl (DNS) Seth Brahmer (DNS)

A Feature Results (25 Laps)

Gregg Bakker Clint Garner Scott Bogucki Cody Hansen Cody Ledger Eric Lutz Jody Rosenboom Jordan Boston Kaleb Johnson Ryan Bickett Gio Scelzi Brant O’Banion Ryan Roberts Dean Brown John Lambertz Jamie Ball Joe Riedel Jordan Martens Shayle Bade Dusty Ballenger

Our next race of the season will take us to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska for the $5000 to win Fall Brawl! This is a co-sanctioned event with the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series and will feature the best 360ci winged sprint car drivers in the world. It is a show that you don’t want to miss!

Currents Points (As of Sept 17)

Pos Car Driver Points Gap

1 18 Ryan Roberts 1912 - 2 35L Cody Ledger 1815 97 3 13V Seth Brauer 1800 112 4 82 Jordan Boston 1374 538 5 36 Jason Martin 1327 585 6 77 John Klabunde 1274 638 7 17H Ryan Bickett 1236 676 8 53 Jack Dover 1223 689 9 23S Stu Snyder 1094 818 10 8B Bobby Becker 961 951

Contingency Awards

Saldana Racing Products Pole Award- Clint Garner M & W Aluminum Products Certificate- Kaleb Johnson BR Motorsports Certificate- Cody Ledger King Racing Products Certificate- Scott Bogucki Keizer Aluminum Race Wheels Certrificate- Gio Scelzi

Stay updated on all of our news and schedule by visiting www.nebraska360sprintseries.com or for live results, visit us on our Facebook page at Ne360sprint.

 

 

Jon Agan Bests Sprint Invaders in Quincy!

(Bill W) Quincy, IL, September 17, 2017 – Jon Agan won a battle of veterans versus rookies with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Sunday night. The Knoxville, Iowa driver survived a four-lead change duel with rookie Brayden Gaylord to win his first Sprint Invaders contest of the year and the seventh of his career with the series.

Another Sprint Invaders rookie, Tanner Gebhart grabbed the early lead in the 25-lap main event. Damian Getchell would stop after contact after one lap, slowing things. Gebhart led Gaylord, Jamie Ball, Agan and John Schulz back to green. While Gebhart rode through the middle on the beautifully prepared ¼-mile oval, Gaylord was hugging the low side. Gaylord would take control of the race on lap three, while Agan moved by Ball into third.

Gaylord approached traffic on lap 10, but contact between Cody Wehrle and Bailey Goldesberry brought out the yellow flag. Both were done. Gaylord led Gebhart, Agan, Ball and Ryan Jamison back to green. Agan headed to the cushion to race around Gebhart for second. Agan’s persistence on the high side paid off on lap 13, when he took the point from Gaylord. A bobble in one and two permitted Gaylord to return the favor on lap 14.

When Rob Weuve spun on lap 17, Gaylord led Agan, Gebhart, Jamison and John Schulz. Agan took advantage again on the restart and got around Gaylord for good. Gebhart reeled in the lead pair. A caution slowed that battle when Jarrod Schneiderman tagged an infield tire and came to a stop with five to go. On the restart, a chain reaction accident saw Dustin Clark upside down and McKenna Haase on the hook. Both were unhurt.

Agan pulled away to win over Gaylord, Schulz, Gebhart and Jamison. Ball, Ayrton Gennetten, Joey Moughan, Harold Pohren and JC Bland rounded out the top ten. Gaylord, Ball and Agan won heats, while Schulz took the Shake-up Dash. Cody Wehrle won the B main.

“We started the season off pretty good, but unfortunately, got crashed a couple times,” said Agan in Victory Lane. “We’re not running full-time anymore, and this means a lot. It’s been rough. We’ve been fast. It feels great. I love coming to places like this. This is my second time at Quincy. Two years ago, it was absolutely loose and laid rubber. Thank you, new owners. It was a fantastic racetrack.”

“I had it on the bottom,” said Gaylord. “I tried it up top a couple laps, but we got on the bottom and the crew told me we were running away. I didn’t know what I was going to do in traffic. There was one on top, one on the bottom and another in the middle. I really didn’t have a plan going into that, to be honest. We were fortunate to draw well, get in the Dash and finish up front. I’m ecstatic to run in the top three to be honest! This is one of my favorite tracks to come to.”

“It’s been kind of a battle this year,” said Schulz. “We got the new motor back that we hurt in the early spring. We put it in and it ran really well. The guys worked hard. It feels good to be running up front again. The track was pretty racy and we were right there in the thick of things. The Dash draw (five) didn’t go the best for us, but we were right there with them.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders finish up a competitive 2017 season next Saturday, September 23 with their Season Championship at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Sprint Invaders www.sprintinvaders.com Saturday, August 19, 2017 (Bill W) West Burlington, IA, August 19, 2017 – First impressions can be long-lasting, and Fresno, California left a strong one Saturday ...

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (6) 2. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (2) 3. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (5) 4. 81, Tanner Gebhart, Burlington, IA (1) 5. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (7) 6. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (3) 7. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (9) 8. 50, Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL (14) 9. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (12) 10. 98, JC Bland, Springfield, IL (4) 11. 78, Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL (15) 12. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (8) 13. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (19) 14. 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA (13) 15. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (17) 16. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (18) 17. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (20) 18. 4*, Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (11) 19. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (16) 20. 1, Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA (10). Lap Leaders: Gebhart 1-2, Gaylord 3-12, Agan 13, Gaylord 14-17, Agan 18-25. Hard-charger: Moughan. KSE Hard-charger: Weuve.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), Top Five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Brayden Gaylord (1) 2. John Schulz (6) 3. Ryan Jamison (2) 4. Damian Getchell (3) 5. Donnie Steward (5) / 6. McKenna Haase (4) 7. Rob Weuve (7) 8. 2D, Dave Keperling, Hannibal, MO (8)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Top Five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Jamie Ball (2) 2. Tanner Gebhart (1) 3. Josh Schneiderman (7) 4. Bailey Goldesberry (5) 5. Joey Moughan (6) / 6. Cody Wehrle (8) 7. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (4) 8. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (3)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started), Top Five to A main, Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Jon Agan (2) 2. JC Bland (1) 3. Ayrton Gennetten (5) 4. Harold Pohren (3) 5. Ben Wagoner (6) / 6. Dustin Clark (8) 7. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (7) 8. Jarrod Schneiderman (4)

B main (started), Top Five to A main, 12 laps: 1. Cody Wehrle (2) 2. McKenna Haase (1) 3. Dustin Clark (3) 4. Rob Weuve (4) 5. Jarrod Schneiderman (9) / 6. Daniel Bergquist (8) 7. Justin Buchholz (6) 8. Dave Getchell (5) 9. Dave Keperling (7)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. John Schulz (2) 2. Jon Agan (5) 3. Tanner Gebhart (1) 4. Brayden Gaylord (4) 5. Jamie Ball (3) 6. JC Bland (6)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Harold Pohren

Saldana Racing Products – Josh Schneiderman

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Jarrod Schneiderman

 

Shane Sellers Wins Oklahoma State Championship Race Victory Comes One Year After Father's Win

John Lemon OCRS-PR

Ada Okla. (September 16, 2017)- Shane Sellers won the 11th Annual Oklahoma State Championship sprint car race at the Oklahoma Sports Park Saturday night. The annual event sanctioned by the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series began in 2007 and has been a key event for the series ever since. By virtue of winning, Sellers will have his name added on the annual trophy for future OSC races to come. His father Robert, also a 2-time champion of the series, won the OSC race last year.

Sellers started on the pole for the 25-lap affair with series points leader Zach Chappell starting along side. At the drop of the green flag, official starter J.D. Etter called the start back as the front row starters were not aligned to his liking. On the second attempt at the start, Sellers won the drag race to turns one and two and with the exception of lapped cars, Sellers would never see a rear bumper for the entire distance in the all green event. Sellers' winning car is a XXX chassis with Brand Racing Engines power and is backed by Courtney Farms, Select Coating, Two-Six racing Products, Outlaw Wings and David Grace Motorsports.

"The car was really good tonight," expressed Sellers. "It ran great in the heat race and we felt we had a great car for the feature. It just worked out well for us". When asked about having his name etched next to his fathers as a winner of the event, Sellers said, "That's really awesome. I have learned a lot from him (Robert) and to have won this race as he has is really special."

Chappell gave it his all in the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / Smiley Racing Products / Metro Fire Protection / Crazy Cow Trucking Maxim / DSO powered 50z car. At times Chappell would be 1/2 to 2/3 of a straight away behind and then close in at other times when the leaders would encounter lapped traffic. In the end, Chappell would hold onto the runner-up position and gain valuable points towards earning his first ever Harold Leep Championship Trophy.

Sheldon Barksdale would finish third and often would close in on Chappell closer than Chappell could get to Sellers. The driver from Norman just couldn't a chance to get along side to make a passing attempt. Local favorite Gary Owens would finish fourth with 2008 winner Danny Smith having a solid run to finish in the top five.

Rounding out the top 10 were: 3-time winner Whit Gastineau, Morgan Fletcher (in his best career Ameri-Flex / OCRS finish), Johnny Kent, Amsoil Hard Charger Shayla Waddell and Joe Bob Lee.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Race Results 11th Annual Oklahoma State Championship Oklahoma Sports Park September 16, 2017 Car Count: 16

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Car & Fleet Heat (8-laps) 1. Gary Owens [2] 2.Sheldon Barksdale [6] 3.Johnny Kent [4] 4.Danny Smith [5] 5.Morgan Fletcher [3] 6.Joe Bob Lee [8] 7.Brian McClelland [1] 8. Frank Taft [7]

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8-laps) 1. Zach Chappell [3] 2. Whit Gastineau [6] 3. Shane Sellers [5] 4.Robert Sellers [7] 5.Cameron Hagin [1] 6.Joseph Miller [2] 7.Shayla Waddell [4] 8.Larry Bratti [9] 9.Jeff Garnett [8]

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories A-Feature (25-laps) 1.Shane Sellers [1] 2.Zach Chappell [2] 3.Sheldon Barksdale [4] 4.Gary Owens [3] 5.Danny Smith [5] 6.Whit Gastineau [6] 7.Morgan Fletcher [10] 8.Johnny Kent [7] 9.Shayla Waddell [13] 10.Joe Bob Lee [9] 11.Cameron Hagin [11] 12.Brian McClelland [14] 13.Frank Taft [16] 14.Joseph Miller [12] 15.Robert Sellers [8] 16.Jeff Garnett [15] 17.Larry Bratti 17]

Contingency Awards Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Gary Owens A1 Machine Shop Heat: Zach Chappell Wesmar Racing Engines Recipient: Joe Bob Lee Amsoil Hard Charger: Shayla Waddell +4 M&W Aluminum Hard Luck: Joseph Miller Rod End Supply Recipients: Cameron Hagin, Brian McClelland & Frank Taft

On Deck: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas / Saturday September 30th

 

 

QUICK RESULTS: MACEDO AND THORNE TAKE WINS AT CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS

21-year-old Carson Macedo of Lemoore, California claimed the win in the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

By Tommy Goudge (Saturday, September 16, 2017) – 80 drivers signed in to race at the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express on Saturday. Carson Macedo and Mike Thorne visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA CANADIAN SPRINT NATIONALS PRESENTED BY ARROW EXPRESS TOTAL ENTRIES – 80

———————————————————– CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS 360 SPRINT CARS (58 entries)

A-FEATURE (35 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 3g Carson Macedo 2. 79 Jordan Thomas 3. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. 4. 18 Ryan Susice 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook 6. 17 Jared Horstman 7. 85 Dustin Daggett 8. 19k Paul Kinney 9. 53 Shawn Donath 10. 10b Mitch Brown 11. 28f Davie Franek 12. 11r Chase Ridenour 13. 67c Steve Collins 14. 14 Coleman Gulick 15. 87 Jason Barney 16. 14h Jim Huppunen 17. 49 Scott Kreutter 18. 67x Parker Price-Miller 19. 16 Ryan Ruhl 20. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 21. 10 Jeff Cook 22. 1-10 Jake Brown 23. 22 Shawn Sliter 24. 0 Holly Porter 25. 90t Matt Tanner 26. DNF 22h Randy Hannagan 27. DNF 97 Cory Turner 28. DNF 17x Dain Naida 29. DNF 51 Bryan Howland 30. DNF 22p Jonathan Preston

———————————————————– STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (22 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 55 Mike Thorne 2. 4 Mack DeMan 3. 52 Jesse Costa 4. 6m Eric McGlone 5. 1 Holly Porter 6. 49h Jerry Hill 7. 18 Josh Shantz 8. 87x Shone Evans 9. 29 Liam Martin 10. 7 Caleb Wood 11. 51 Trevor Young 12. 5 DJ Christie 13. 19 Brandon Murrell 14. 9 Paul Ballantyne 15. 18x Davey Boughton 16. 3x Lofton Schuts 17. 22 Allen Giletta 18. 8h Matt Hill 19. DNF 8 Hannah Ferrell 20. DNF 88h Josh Hansen 21. DNF 9c Brian Nanticoke 22. DNF 68 Aaron Turkey About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

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OHSWEKEN PARTNERS Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH - O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Valesquez Takes URSS/DCRP Soderberg Memorial

Taylor Velasquez won his first URSS race of the year and secured his second consecutive Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car championship by adding another Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship win in Saturday night’s 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car main event atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

In the 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car feature, Turpin, Oklahoma’s Velasquez took advantage of a mid-race caution to preserve his second win of the season aboard the Fronk Oil Co./Bearcat Well Service No. 21x Maxim.

“That caution was a blessing,” Velasquez commented in victory lane. “I kept working the bottom, but I was getting tighter and tighter and wondered if the topside was coming in. Then I saw him (Luke Cranston) up there.”

With Steven Richardson and Ray Seemann leading the way to the green flag, Velasquez shot into the lead on the opening round. Seemann battled back, with the duo trading the lead on consecutive laps from the eighth to 11th circuit until Velasquez moved to the bottom portion of the track.

With Velasquez and Seemann working the low line, Luke Cranston was rallying on the top side and was poised to race past both for the lead when the race’s only caution flew for a turn four Lance Davis spin with 14 laps in the books.

Velasquez moved back to the top on the restart to keep Cranston at bay, putting the race in the bag when he made quick work of a pack of six lapped cars with just a handful of laps remaining.

Velasquez’ ninth DCRP Sprint Car win since 2013 and third Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event triumph was worth $750, courtesy of Comfort Suites. Velasquez beat Cranston to the line, with Richardson launching off the final corner to secure the show position. Seemann crossed the stripe fourth with Brandy Jones rounding out the top five.

URSS point leader Zach Blurton’s night started off bad as a blown engine in hot laps sent him scurrying in the pits to install a new power plant. Blurton would miss his heat but returned to start 23rd in the feature and ran it up to a sixth place finish to earn the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award and maintain the point lead.

Results

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 18-Brandon Sprott, 6. 45-Monty Ferriera, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 8. 33k-Aaron Ploussard.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 11-Keefe Hemel, 2. 28-Tracey Hill, 3. 8J-Brandy Jones, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 17r-Scott Rhoades. DNS: 2J-Zach Blurton.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 49x-Luke Cranston, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 10-Jordan Knight, 4. 17x-Craig Jecha, 5. 1x-Cody Lampe, 6. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 7. 74T-Howard Van Dyke. DNS: 9d-Lance Davis.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 8J-Brandy Jones, 6. 2J-Zach Blurton, 7. 45-Monty Ferriera, 8. 50-Jed Werner, 9. 97-Brian Herbert, 10. 28-Tracey Hill, 11. 11-Keefe Hemel, 12. 49-Kris Moore, 13. 10-Jordan Knight, 14. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 15. 11k-Tyler Knight, 16. 51r-Ros Essenburg, 17. 9d-Lance Davis, 18. 17r-Scott Rhoades, 19. 17x-Craig Jecha, 20. 1x-Cody Lampe, 21. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 22. 74T-Howard Van Dyke, 23. 18-Brandon Sprott, 24. 33-Koby Walters (DQ).

 

 

Buddy Kofoid, Ray Trimble, Orville Owens and Ryan Winter pick off Bryan Carnett Memorial wins on championship night at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – September 16, 2017…An entertaining evening of racing on Red Hawk Casino championship night at the Placerville Speedway saw Buddy Kofoid, Ray Trimble, Orville Owens and Ryan Winter earn wins, while Steven Tiner, Matt Michelli and Jason Palmer were crowned track champions.

Picture perfect weather greeted fans and teams on Saturday night, which featured 81 race cars packing the pit area of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds quarter-mile.

Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid fired an early warning shot that he will be a certain contender at next week’s Nor-Cal Posse Shootout after picking up a thrilling victory on Saturday. The 15-year-old won out in a top-notch duel with Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox to claim his first Placerville win of the season.

Cox started on the pole in the 25-lap feature and took the lead at waving of the green flag. The first eight laps were clicked off caution free with Kofoid hounding the rear bumper of Cox’ No. 31c machine. Following a debris caution Kofoid charged around the high-side of turn four to grab the lead, prior to another yellow on lap 11.

At that time track champion Steven Tiner suffered a flat tire while running in the third position. On the restart Kofoid banged the turn one cushion violently and Cox sliced to his inside for the lead. The next corner saw Cox bang the cushion himself however, and Kofoid charged back to his inside to re-claim the point.

The exciting back and forth fight between Kofoid and Cox continued with the duo exchanging the lead multiple times, before Kofoid assumed it for good on lap 18. One final caution waved on lap 19 and after that Kofoid hit his marks to take the Ron Stahl checkered flag over Cox, 12th starter Sean Becker of Roseville, Colby Copeland of Roseville and 13th starter Greg Decaires of Elk Grove.

A total of 29 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars were on hand during the night with the B-main going to Matt Peterson. Heat race wins were picked off by Buddy Kofoid, DJ Freitas, Justyn Cox and Shane Hopkins. The ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award went to Cody Lamar at a 10.852.

For the second time this season Ray Trimble picked up a victory with the Ltd. Late Models and took home a stout $1300 for his efforts. Tom Tilford took the lead on the start of the 20-lap Bryan Carnett Memorial main event. Trimble pressured Tilford over the early stages before taking the top spot on lap nine. Track champion Matt Michelli also followed along for second shortly after.

A caution waved on lap 13 and on the restart a wild three-wide battle was seen for second between Tilford, Michelli and Randy McDaniel. As the trio entered turn three Michelli got big time loose and dropped a few spots. Trimble clicked off the final seven circuits to claim the big win over Tilford, McDaniel, Michelli and Wayne Trimble. Fourteen Ltd. Late Models were in action on Saturday with heats won by Eddie Gardner and Randy McDaniel.

The $1100-to-win Bryan Carnett Memorial Pure Stock feature began with Jesse Van Roekel jumping into the lead at the green flag. Consecutive yellows on lap three and four were seen, which slowed things early.

On the restart track champion Jason Palmer charged to the lead. Scott Grunert then made his presence known by claiming second on lap seven, before carving his way by Palmer to take the top spot on lap eight. Grunert was in search of his first season win, but with five laps to go had to deal with a fast-moving Orville Owens.

The duo proceeded to put on a great show running side by side, which ended with Owens taking command and earning his fourth victory of the year, tying Palmer for the most in 2017. Grunert, Palmer, Rick Grunert and Ted Ahart rounded out the top-five. A total of 21 Pure Stocks were in competition on Saturday with heats going to Jason Palmer, Chris Van Roekel and Scott Grunert.

In the traveling Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association main event it was Ben Wiesz taking the lead on the start. Ryan Winter showed his muscle on lap three however, closing in fast on the lead. The next time by Winter sliced his way into the top spot that he would never relinquish. Winter took the win over Mike Grenert, Mike Reeder, Scott Dahlgren and Kevin Bender. Good action was seen in the battle for second on back during the feature. The Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association brought 17 cars on Saturday. Heats were won by Mike Grenert and Scott Dahlgren.

The Placerville Speedway is now ready to host the three-night Nor-Cal Posse Shootout presented by Autism Awareness this coming Thursday-Saturday September 21-23. Opening night will see injected Wingless 360 Sprint Cars and the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour in action, while Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midget Lites hit the speedway on Friday and Saturday. Camping reservations can be made by calling the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at (530) 621-5860.

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HUSTLER NUMBER 10 TO KEVIN THOMAS JR.

Haubstadt, IN - September 16, 2017 - Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, AL, won the tenth annual “Haubstadt Hustler” at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. The win was worth $10,000 plus another $2,500 from Unique Breedz. The KT Motorsports Chevy powered DRC is sponsored by Jeff’s Jam-It-In Storage and Abreu Vineyards. The crew chief is Davey Jones.

The 40 lap MSCS-USAC co-sanctioned feature event turned into another even Greater K & K Show. The race was a dual to the finish between K.T. and Kyle Cummins. Cummins had pursued Thomas lap after lap after leading the first three circuits. Then Kyle tested the cushion, defying the wall, with two laps to go. A last lap effort into turn three and out of four produced a side by side dash to the finish line. The winning margin was a scant .05 second.

Kyle Cummins was the quickest in group qualifying. His 13.624 seconds lap earned a bonus of $500 from Unique Breedz. The track got even faster as the top three finishers posted quicker laps during the feature race.

Thomas Meseraull finished third with a competitive car and a steady performance minus the break he needed to catch the leaders. Chet Williams was fourth in a strong run. Williams started fifth and laid claim to fourth on lap 3 and that is where he remained. Meseraull was the only driver to pass him. Tyler Courtney was next with a run from fourteenth up to fifth.

The second five in the feature in order were Chris Windom, Brady Short, Robert Ballou, C.J. Leary, and Justin Grant. Brady Short lead all the movers with a gain of 14 positions to be recognized as the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race. Chris Windom gained 10 spots in moving up through the 24 car field. Chad Boespflug was eleventh which qualified him to receive the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.

The four heat races produced winners that would also excel in the feature. They were convincing victories for Thomas Meseraull, Chet Williams, Kevin Thomas Jr., and Kyle Cummins. Chad Boespflug won the twelve lap B Main with the top six of 15 starters to transfer to the feature. The field was short one car. Brian Karraker’s car was damaged in a spectacular flip during the second heat race. His car landed upside down and lodged between the wall and the lower portion of the Best One billboard located at the center of turns one and two. Ben Knight also flipped his sprinter in turn two during the B Main.

MSCS will be idle for two weekends and return to Tri-State Speedway on Saturday October 7th for the Harvest Cup paying $5,000 to win. The rain date for this one, if needed, is set for Sunday October 8th. The UMP Modifieds and MMSA Mini Sprints will also race in that program.

The UMP Modifieds raced in a 25 lap feature which paid $3100 to win including the bonus provided by Unique Breedz. Winner Trent Young of Crofton, KY, led from the fourth lap in his Motorsports Unlimited race car. Young used a newly installed big motor to his advantage despite failing brakes making it difficult to hit his marks on the quarter mile oval.

Twenty cars started an event interrupted six times by incidents that produced caution flags. Young prevailed in restart after restart. After the last restart on lap 19 the field began to string out. Early leader Matt Cooper of McKenzie, TN, finished second. Fast qualifier Mark Lamont of Crossville, IL, placed third. Dustin Beck was fourth with Stan Beadles next in rounding out the top five.

The three heat races were won by Dustin Beck, Trent Young, and Mark Lamont. The feature win was Young’s third of the season at Haubstadt. The Modifieds are slated to run for $1,500 to win at the season finale on October 7th at Tri-State Speedway.

________Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway._______

RACING SUMMARY “Haubstadt Hustler” Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN September 16, 2017

MSCS and USAC Sprint Cars (32 Entries):

Overall Fastest Qualifier - Kyle Cummins, 13.624 seconds

First Heat - 5B Thomas Meseraull, 4B Donny Brackett, 74X Josh Hodges, _________ 81 Jon Stanbrough, 28 Brandon Mattox, 36 Collin Ambrose, _________ 45K Ben Knight, 2J Jeff Pritchett Second Heat - 38w Chet Williams, 30 C. J. Leary, 52 Isaac Chapple, ___________ 23c Tyler Courtney, 69 Chad Boesplug, 6 Mario Clouser, ___________ 5K Kent Schmidt, 23 Brian Karraker Third Heat - 9K Kevin Thomas Jr., 32 Chase Stockon, 10 Aric Gentry, __________ 3 Dakota Jackson, 17GP Dave Darland, 21 Carson Short, __________ 11P Brady Short, 17G Scotty Weir Fourth Heat -3R Kyle Cummins, 11 Justin Grant, 57 Shane Cottle, __________ 5 Chris Windom, 12 Robert Ballou, 63 Brady Bacon, __________ 61M Stephen Schnapf, 17X Kendall Ruble B Main - 69 Chad Boespflug, 12 Robert Ballou, 21 Carson Short, 17gp Dave Darland, _______ 11P Brady Short, 28 Brandon Mattox, 17G Scotty Weir, 63 Brady Bacon, _______ 61m Stephen Schnapf, 17x Kendall Ruble, 36 Collin Ambrose, _______ 5K Kent Schmidt, 6 Mario Clouser, 45K Ben Knight, 2J Jeff Pritchett Feature (40 Laps) - 9K Kevin Thomas Jr, 3R Kyle Cummins, 5B Thomas Meseraull, ______ 38W Chet Williams, 23c Tyler Courtney, 5 Chris Windom, ______ 11P Brady Short, 12 Robert Ballou, 30 C.J. Leary, ______ 11 Justin Grant, 69 Chad Boespflug, 21 Carson Short, ______ 17gp Dave Darland, 4B Donny Brackett, 32 Chase Stockon, ______ 52 Isaac Chapple, 74X Josh Hodges, 63 Brady Bacon, ______ 3 Dakota Jackson, 10 Aric Gentry, 28 Brandon Mattox, ______ 81 Jon Stanbrough, 57 Shane Cottle, 17X Kendall Ruble

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds (21 Entries):

Overall Fastest Qualifier - 7 Mark Lamont, 15.772 seconds

First Heat - 75 Dustin Beck, 32 Matt Lane, 54 Josh McPherson, 62K Joel Jensen, _________ 57 Matt Hines, 81 Mark Cole Second Heat - 10y Trent Young, 95z Zach Fair, 12 Lucas Lee, 16c John Clippinger, ___________ 41 Lance Foreman, 40 Chris Shelton, 2M David Mitchell Third Heat - 7 Mark Lamont, 18 Matt Cooper, 84 Stan Beadles, 8K Levi Kissinger, __________ 25C Clay Lane, 41H Phillip Hill, 81C Chris Cole Feature (25 Laps) - 10Y Trent Young, 18 Matt Cooper, 7 Mark Lamont, 75 Dustin Beck, ______ 84 Stan Beadles, 95z Zach Fair, 8K Levi Kissinger, 32 Matt Lane, ______ 16c John Clippenger, 12 Lucas Lee, 62K Joel Jensen, 54 Josh McPherson, ______ 57 Matt Hines, 25c Clay Lane, 41H Phillip Hill, 40 Chris Shelton, ______ 81C Chris Cole, 81 Mark Cole, 2M David Mitchell, 41 Lance Foreman

 

 

Josh Harris claims $4,000 payday in ‘Patriot 100’ race for UMP Modifieds at Lincoln Park Speedway - Peeden picks up 11th super stock win, Cockrum and Wright earn wins

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE ‑ Josh Harris made the most of his very first trip to Lincoln Park Speedway. The Owensboro, Ky. native dominated the competition to take home the winner’s share of Saturday’s American Modified Series event at the Putnamville oval. Harris led the final 67 laps of the 100-lap Patriot 100 for UMP Modifieds to win $4,000 a night after placing second at Bloomington and winning $1,500. Harris came into the race leading the series points, but had yet to visit victory lane during one of the AMS events. He made sure that he took care of business in extending his points advantage as he passed Tait Davenport on lap 25 and controlled the race for the majority of the remaining laps. Davenport led early on as Danny Swartz ran second and the pair opened up a solid gap on Harris as Gabe Menser and Derek Groomer were a distant fourth and fifth. However, Harris began to reel the leaders in and took over the second position on lap 20 and then snagged the lead in lapped traffic five laps later. Once Harris had taken over the lead, he began to build upon his advantage heading into the halfway mark as the caution came out and teams were allowed to make adjustments to their cars. Harris wouldn’t let up during the final 50 laps as members of the competition began to drop out of the marathon event. As Harris maintained a comfortable margin up front, Davenport had his hands full with Swartz as Groomer moved into competition along with Menser, Brian Shaw and Richie Lex. A final caution came out with six laps remaining and gave Davenport a chance at Harris on the restart. When the field took the green flag once again, Davenport threw a big slide attempt into turn two as the pair made contact briefly. However, Harris was able to regain his momentum out of the corner and wheeled his No. 22 into victory lane. Davenport came home second. In the sprint car A-main, Shane Cockrum held off a furious challenge from AJ Hopkins after a caution with four laps remaining. Hopkins threw a big slider at Cockrum headed into turn three and slammed the cushion and nearly flipped. However, Hopkins was able to retain his momentum and get back on the throttle to stay in second-place. However, Cockrum checked out over the final lap to cruise away to the victory. Koby Barksdale led the initial circuits and had as much as a straightaway lead at lap 10 before lapped traffic became a late factor. By lap 13, Cockrum had chased down Barksdale and took over the top spot on lap 16 before a spin by Barksdale brought out the caution flag. On the restart, Hopkins powered into second-place and quickly began to challenge Cockrum up front. The cushion became an issue as Hopkins drilled the top shelf twice while making a move on the leader and nearly found trouble. However, Cockrum held down the top position to the checkered flag as Hopkins, Jadon Rogers, Tim Creech and Hunter O’Neal wrapped up the top-five. In the UMP Super Stock division, Steve Peeden returned to victory lane to halt Jonny Newgent’s three-race win streak at Lincoln Park Speedway. Peeden and Newgent raced door-to-door over the first five laps before Peeden edged into the lead and stayed there over the final 15 laps. Peeden pulled away to a solid margin to record his 11th feature win of the season. Wes McClara placed third ahead of Chris Harcourt and Paul Wright. In the bomber A-main it was Indianapolis’ Cody Wright winning his fifth feature of the season as he topped Josh Litton, Gary Hayden, Jordan Almanza and David Bumgardner. Wright led from the outset with the real action taking place behind him as Hayden and Jeff Allen battling for second-place early on as Josh Litton ran fourth with Bumgardner and Almanza racing wheel-to-wheel. Wright built a solid lead as Hayden settled into a battle to the checkered flag before Josh Litton was able to edge past for the runner-up spot. Hayden took third ahead of Almanza and Bumgardner. This weekend will be a doubleheader as LPS hosts the King of TQ Nationals on Friday and Saturday with sprints, UMP Modifieds and Super Stocks as well as bombers both nights.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. AJ Hopkins, 3. Jadon Rogers, 4. Tim Creech II, 5. Hunter O’Neal, 6. Joe Ligouri, 7. Travis Berryhill, 8. Lee Underwood, 9. Nate McMillin, 10. Adam Wilfong, 11. Lukas Smith, 12. Brady Ottinger, 13. Koby Barksdale, 14. Ben Phillips, 15. Alec Sipes, 16. Jeff Bland Jr., 17. Nic Harris, 18. Paul Dues Heat winners: Bland Jr., Cockrum, Creech

UMP Modified feature ‘14th Patriot 100’ - American Modified Series 1. Timothy “Josh” Harris, 2. Tait Davenport, 3. Gabe Menser, 4. Brian Shaw, 5. Richie Lex, 6. Paul Bumgardner, 7. Jordan Wever, 8. Cole Parker, 9. James Walters, 10. Michael Fish, 11. Danny Schwartz, 12. Derek Groomer, 13. Brent Hudson, 14. Josh Boller, 15. Tyler Nicely, 16. Rob Brickert, 17. Jake Leitzman, 18. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 19. Tony Houk, 20. Sydney Landes, 21. Jeff Deckard, 22. Ron Pruitt B-main winners: Walters, Pruitt Heat winners: Harris, Davenport, Schwartz, Menser

 

Bell Reigns Undefeated in POWRi National Midgets

Marion, IL - It's quite fitting that for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League's inaugural appearance at Southern Illinois Raceway, NASCAR star Christopher Bell would claim victory. Winning the inaugural Mike Phillips Memorial, "the 66," in 2011 with the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League was a catalyst in thrusting Bell into the open wheel ranks with Keith Kunz Motorsports.

Tonight, Bell returned to the Southern Illinois Raceway and added to his two victories with the league from early spring at his hometown track, I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Starting outside row four, Bell quickly pushed forward on the high-banked 1/8th mile into the second position. Following closely behind pole sitter Tucker Klaasmeyer, Bell challenged Klaasmeyer repeatedly until taking over the top spot on lap nine. Enduring only two yellows and one red for the remaining 21 laps, Bell rode to victory relatively unchallenged to capture his 24th career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature event. Tucker Klaasmeyer finished second with Zeb Wise in third. Leading candidate for POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League rookie of the year and championship contender Logan Seavey took fourth, with Jake Neuman rounding out the top five.

"That was tough," stated Christopher Bell. "The track was extremely technical. The cushion was really treacherous. This was a fun race. This would be the track to do an Ironman 55 like they do at Pevely. It's a really physical race track. It's always fun when I get to come out and midget race. I'm just thankful that Keith and Pete let me come out and have fun. It's always a lot of fun to race in front of a packed house."

"It's hard enough to get a win and when Chris Bell shows up, he's the class of our sport, it's hard to beat him," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "He doesn't make any mistakes and when he does, normally I make a mistake right behind him. We didn't have Flea with us tonight, so we all had to pull our heads together tonight. Austin, Corey, and Tommy had the cars great tonight. Couldn't ask for much more."

"It's been a lot of fun so far in the midget," said Zeb Wise. "I came from the micro ranks and jumping into these, it's a lot different. It's a lot of fun. Clauson Marshall, Tim, Rizzy, and my mom and dad for everything they do for me; I can't thank them enough."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners:
Heat 1: 91 - TYLER NELSON, Heat 2: 37X - JASON MCDOUGAL, Heat 3: 37 - ANDREW FELKER

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results
(35 laps): 1. 21 - CHRISTOPHER BELL 2. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 3. 39 - ZEB WISE 4. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 5. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 6. 37 - ANDREW FELKER 7. 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 8. 91 - TYLER NELSON 9. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 10. 5D - DANIEL ROBINSON 11. 95 - JIMMY MILLER 12. 56V - MATT VEATCH 13. 67 - KYLE O'GARA 14. 2 - BRIAN GROGAN 15. 37X - JASON MCDOUGAL 16. 5C - COLTEN COTTLE 17. 1 - BRIAN JONES 18. 66 - JOE B MILLER 19. 0 - JOHNNY MURDOCK

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Heath, Smith, Parker & Gunderson Win on Championship Night: Titles to Price, Smith, Carpenter and Hibbard

9/16/17

Alger, WA - The final night of racing at Skagit Speedway for 2017 is in the books, and of the four feature winners on Scrap It Stow It night, only one of them was the respective champion of his class. Colton Heath, Kevin Smith, Steve Parker and Jon Gunderson were the feature winners while Robbie Price, Smith, Kelsey Carpenter and Vance Hibbard secured the season point titles.

In the grand finale’ of the evening, Heath went wire to wire for the win in the Budweiser 360 sprints, capturing his fourth win of the 2017 campaign as fended off challenges on restarts from eventual second place driver Jason Solwold on lap 21 and 23. Jayme Barnes advanced from seventh to pick up third. In qualifying, Chase Goetz set fast time for the drivers outside the top eight in owners points. Heath won the scramble. Robbie Price was crowned champion at the end of the night on the strength of three wins on the year - the championship is the first for the Cobble Hill, BC 19 year old in his 11 years of racing.

Kevin Smith was the only driver to secure his championship with a win on Saturday night, as he led all 25 laps for his sixth Skagit Speedway triumph of the year in the High Society Modifieds. Smith was pressured by his brother Rick who ended up second and Mel Decker who ran a solid third. Kevin won the scramble. The former Sportsman Sprint champion becomes the first driver to win a Skagit Speedway title in the Sprint Car and Modified since its inception as a weekly division two years ago.

Steve Parker won the battle, but Kelsey Carpenter won the war in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint class. Parker and Carpenter exchanged the lead multiple times over the course of the main before a bold move on the inside of turn two on lap 23 secured the lead for good for Parker, netting him his first victory of the season. Carpenter would settle for second and the point title to boot, his fifth at Skagit Speedway overall and the second for his car owner Bill Rude. Rude had quite the night of his own, as he set a new track record in time trials at 12.062. Third in the main event was Bailey Sucich who claimed rookie of the year honors in a title battle with Ashleigh Johnson.

The never ending Vance Hibbard retirement tour might have found a fantastic place to stop, as his second place finish in the main event secured him his first Skagit Speedway track championship. Jon Gunderson was the feature winner, leading laps 4-17 en route to victory lane, followed by Hibbard and Clint Meins.

Budweiser 360 Sprints Fast Time - Chase Goetz 11.693 Scramble - Colton Heath, Robbie Price, Eric Fisher, Brandon Harkness, Jason Solwold, Bud Ashe, Jayme Barnes, Steve Reeves Main - Colton Heath, Solwold, Barnes, Fisher, Cam Smith, Greg Hamilton, Devin Madonia, Price, Harkness, Luke Didiuk, Reeves, Steve Vague, Ashe, Chase Goetz Lap Leaders - Heath 1-25 Season Champion - Robbie Price

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints Fast Time - Bill Rude 12.062 NTR Scramble - Kelsey Carpenter, Steve Parker, Brett McGhie, Bailey Sucich, Devin Barnes, James Bundy, Adam Hinds, Derek Roberts Main - Steve Parker, Carpenter, Sucich, McGhie, Trevor Cook, Bundy, Hinds, Bill Rude, Roberts, Michael Bollinger, Cory Swatzina, Barnes, Michael Millard, Ashleigh Johnson, Rick Smith, Julian Fuentes, Ryan Cully Lap Leaders - Carpenter 1-15 Parker 16-20 Carpenter 21-22 Parker 23-25 Season Champion - Kelsey Carpenter

High Society Modifieds Scramble - Kevin Smith, Rick Smith, Adam Holtrop, Mel Decker, Craig Moore, Brandon Berg, Louis Nutter Jr, Becky Boudreau Main - Kevin Smith, R Smith, Decker, Holtrop, Shane Kerrigan, Mike Knox Jr, John Snyder, Cliff Ballenger, Berg, Austin Kerrigan, Josh Richardson, Boudreau, Dan Butenschoen, Moore, Nutter Jr, Jeff Jansma Lap Leaders - K Smith 1-25 Season Champion - Kevin Smith

Outlaw Tuners Scramble - Vance Hibbard, Clint Meins, Brian Michelson, Sam Desrosier, Dylan Acidera, DJ Beaver, TJ Campbell Main - Jon Gunderson, Hibbard, Meins, Michelson, Chris Green, Acidera, Trevor Dugent, Desrosier, Beaver, Jalen Vick, Howard Vos, Campbell Lap Leaders - Hibbard 1 Meins 2-3 Gunderson 4-17 Season Champion - Vance Hibbard

 

 

Velasquez Victorious in DCRP’s Soderberg Memorial Championship; Nusser, Davidson, Munoz & Wahrman Win as Well

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 16, 2017) – Taylor Velasquez secured his second consecutive Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car championship by adding another Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship win in Saturday night’s 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car main event atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While Velasquez added his third win in the fifth rendition of the Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship, other season-ending winners included William Nusser in IMCA Modifieds, Brian Davidson in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Duane Wahrman in IMCA Stock Cars.

In the 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car feature, Turpin, Oklahoma’s Velasquez took advantage of a mid-race caution to preserve his second win of the season aboard the Fronk Oil Co./Bearcat Well Service No. 21x Maxim.

“That caution was a blessing,” Velasquez commented in victory lane. “I kept working the bottom, but I was getting tighter and tighter and wondered if the topside was coming in. Then I saw him (Luke Cranston) up there.”

With Steven Richardson and Ray Seemann leading the way to the green flag, Velasquez shot into the lead on the opening round. Seemann battled back, with the duo trading the lead on consecutive laps from the eighth to 11th circuit until Velasquez moved to the bottom portion of the track.

With Velasquez and Seemann working the low line, Luke Cranston was rallying on the top side and was poised to race past both for the lead when the race’s only caution flew for a turn four Lance Davis spin with 14 laps in the books.

Velasquez moved back to the top on the restart to keep Cranston at bay, putting the race in the bag when he made quick work of a pack of six lapped cars with just a handful of laps remaining.

Velasquez’ ninth DCRP Sprint Car win since 2013 and third Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event triumph was worth $750, courtesy of Comfort Suites. Velasquez beat Cranston to the line, with Richardson launching off the final corner to secure the show position. Seemann crossed the stripe fourth with Brandy Jones rounding out the top five.

In IMCA Modified action, Larned’s William Nusser cashed in on his pole starting position by racing to his second 20-lap feature win of the season.

Nusser gunned into the lead at the outset and kept Tracy Link at bay throughout to break the string of eight different winners over the eight previous feature events. While Nusser held off Link for the win, Kale Beavers claimed third while Clay Sellard made a late push from his original 14th starting position to snare fourth as he claimed the track championship. Mike Lunow filled out the top five.

After coming close a pair of times earlier this season, Bennington’s Brian Davidson finally broke through to capture his first IMCA Sport Modified victory at DCRP in the 20-lapper.

Davidson charged past early leader Bart Baker on the fourth round and then had his hands full the rest of the way with Jeff Kaup. Kaup slipped under Davidson exiting turn four to take command on the 17th round, only to have Davidson return the favor the next time around.

Kaup made a final bid on the last lap, but Davidson was up to the task. Kaup fell one position short of a fifth win on the season, yet still easily secured his fourth track championship in the past five years. Baker crossed the stripe third with Alex Wiens and Jarett Lunow rounding out the top five.

Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz put the finishing touches on the IMCA Stock Car championship by racing to his sixth win of the season in eight events in the 12-lap season-ender.

After leading early, Chris Oliver made Munoz work for it as the duo battled side-by-side for several rounds before Munoz took command on the seventh round en route to taking the checkered flag ahead of Oliver and Ondre Rexford.

Pratt’s Duane Wahrman made one last bid for the IMCA Hobby Stock title by picking off his third win of the season in the 15-lap finale but fell short of the crown as Reagan Sellard rebounded from heat race issues to post a third-place finish.

Wahrman battled past Jacob Huse for the point on the eighth round then held off a pack of challengers over the closing rounds to post the win ahead of Huse, Sellard, Tyler Walker and Bryan Habiger.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park will finish in a big way with the return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-28. Tickets for event are available at https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=255.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship

September 16, 2017 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. URSS Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brian Herbert, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 50-Jed Werner, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 18-Brandon Sprott, 6. 45-Monty Ferriera, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 8. 33k-Aaron Ploussard.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 11-Keefe Hemel, 2. 28-Tracey Hill, 3. 8J-Brandy Jones, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 17r-Scott Rhoades. DNS: 2J-Zach Blurton.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 49x-Luke Cranston, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 10-Jordan Knight, 4. 17x-Craig Jecha, 5. 1x-Cody Lampe, 6. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 7. 74T-Howard Van Dyke. DNS: 9d-Lance Davis.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 8J-Brandy Jones, 6. 2J-Zach Blurton, 7. 45-Monty Ferriera, 8. 50-Jed Werner, 9. 97-Brian Herbert, 10. 28-Tracey Hill, 11. 11-Keefe Hemel, 12. 49-Kris Moore, 13. 10-Jordan Knight, 14. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 15. 11k-Tyler Knight, 16. 51r-Ros Essenburg, 17. 9d-Lance Davis, 18. 17r-Scott Rhoades, 19. 17x-Craig Jecha, 20. 1x-Cody Lampe, 21. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 22. 74T-Howard Van Dyke, 23. 18-Brandon Sprott, 24. 33-Koby Walters (DQ).

 

 

Reed holds off late race Martin charge for $10K Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Byron Reed appeared to be well on his way to a $10,000 pay day at Fremont Speedway Saturday, Sept. 16. But defending track champion Broc Martin had other ideas the last three laps, diving under Reed numerous times. Reed, who wrapped up his seventh track title last week, held off the challenges and drove to his first ever win in the 10th Annual Jim & Joanne Ford Classic on JLH General Contractor Night.

The victory was the fourth of the year at “The Track That Action Built” and the 36th of Reed’s career at Fremont Speedway putting him 11th on the all-time feature win list. Reed, from Monclova, Ohio, led all 40 laps for the big pay day that is honors the Ford family who saved Fremont Speedway from near extinction in 2000.

“I was struggling with the lapped cars. I wasn’t much faster than them so I knew I was kind of in trouble. I felt good in three and four but one and two I didn’t feel like I was good and I thought I’d be a sitting duck. Last night I didn’t do the best job of driving and my parents were brutally honest. My mom said ‘I don’t think Tim Shaffer is any better than you he was just a better driver’ so I had to prove her wrong tonight,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery backed #5

“We are done for the year and it’s a great way to end it. We had a really great year and I have to thank my mom and dad, Kurt, Kevin, my family and Crown Battery for all they do for me. I want to thank all the fans for coming out and Fremont Speedway for putting this show on. We’ll be back next year but I do have things going on in my life that are important to me that I want to take care of but you’ll see me most nights,” Reed added in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Fremont’s Paul Weaver made it a sweep of the weekend in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints but it wasn’t easy. With six laps remaining in the 25 lap feature, Weaver’s mount began to belch smoke and after taking the checkered flag he coasted to a stop on the back stretch. Weaver’s win is the fourth of the year at Fremont Speedway and the 45th of his career at the track tying him with Jim McCune for seventh on the track’s all-time win list.

“I don’t know if it blew up but it is that engine’s last race of the season, that’s for sure. One gauge was pegged all the way one way and the other all the way to the other side. It got awful slow at the end. I’m lucky to be old enough to know the names of the guys I’m with on the all-time win list so I really can appreciate it. I have to thank Dave Rice for helping me get back on the track when the first engine went and Bob Hampshire and Darrel Schiets for sponsoring me and Daniel; I sit back in my chair while he puts the set-up on,” said Weaver in the Engine Pro Victory Lane beside his M&L Excavating, Weaver Performance Center, Tender Touch Car Wash, Miller Rigging backed machine.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti and Kent Brewer put on a whale of a battle in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck A-main. The duo ran side by side the last 12 laps, trading the lead nearly every corner. When the checkers flew Valenti earned his eighth win of the year at Fremont and the 40th of his career at the track tying him with Harold McGilton for 10th on the all-time feature win list.

“It was good hard racing. This truck is amazing. This thing…I don’t know what it is about it…when I get behind it it’s just a matter of hitting the gas peddle and trying to hang on to the steering wheel. Jeff Babcock does an awesome job,” said Valenti of his A Plus Auto Center, Best Performance, Craig Miller Trucking, Dave Story Equipment, Real Geese, backed #7b.

Cole Duncan, who earned an extra $700 from DKW Transport and fans Steve Klisz and Lane Cecil for setting fast time in qualifications, and Reed were scheduled for the front row of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-Main. But before the green could fly Duncan went to the pits with mechanical issues and was done for the night. Martin and Reed then brought the field to the green with Reed gaining the upper hand but a caution for Ayrton Olsen after a lap was scored kept the field close.

When the green flew again Reed pulled away from Craig Mintz, Martin, Travis Philo, Cale Thomas, Tyler Gunn and Jody Keegan. Reed’s lead began to evaporate by lap 11 as he prepared to race into heavy lapped traffic. Cap Henry, who had worked his way from 17th to sixth spun on lap 19 with the running order Reed, Mintz, Martin, Philo, Thomas, Keegan, Chris Andrews and 20th starter Tim Shaffer. On the restart Philo and Thomas got together with Thomas taking a nasty flip, collecting Keegan. Thomas was okay but done for the night while Philo went to the tail and Keegan continued with heavy winged damage.

Reed pulled away once again when the green reappeared while Mintz and Martin tried to keep pace with Andrews holding off Shaffer for fourth. With 10 laps to go once again Reed caught the back of the pack and that allowed by Mintz and Martin to close with Andrews, Shaffer and Lee Jacobs in tow. Martin drove into second on lap 34 and took big bites out of Reed’s lead. With the white flag waving Martin drove his machine extremely deep into turn three and right on Reed’s rear bumper. The pair ran nose to tail the final lap with Reed stopping Martin’s charge to take the win. Mintz, Andrews and Shaffer rounded out the top five.

Jamie Miller and Steve Rando brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature but Miller would get side ways in turn one, collecting George Englert who took a wild ride and also collecting Chase Dunham. While no one was hurt, the incident moved Weaver to the outside of the front row for the second start.

Rando grabbed the early lead over Weaver, Kyle Peters, Tyler Street, John Ivy and Brandon Moore before the caution flew for a Justin Adams spin with three laps scored. By lap eight Rando and Weaver were running side by side and would continue to do battle until Adams brought out the caution again n lap 10. When the green flew the battle up front resumed between Weaver and Rando with Street, Nate Dussel, John Ivy, Peters and Kyle Capodice in tow.

A final caution on lap 16 for a Joe Armbruster spin set up the dash to the finish with Weaver leading Rando, Street, Dussel, Peters and John Ivy. Weaver steadily pulled away after the green came back out but six laps to go his car began smoking and Rando closed as did Street, John Ivy and Capodice. Weaver was able to nurse his mount to the checkers over Rando, Street, Dussel and Peters.

Daniel Roepke and track champion Dustin Keegan brought the field to green for the 20 lap dirt truck A-main with Keegan gaining the advantage over Kent Brewer and Roepke. Brewer took over the top spot on lap two with Roepke moving into second three circuits later. Valenti charged from seventh to third by lap seven and joined the battle for the lead between Brewer and Roepke. Valenti took the lead by a bumper on lap 10 as the caution flew.

When the green reappeared the three truck break-away between Valenti, Brewer and Roepke resumed with Brewer regaining the top soot on lap 13 only to see Valenti return the favor with five laps to go. Valenti, Brewer and Roepke continued their entertaining battle up front until the checkers flew. Valenti held off Brewer, Roepke, Steve Endicott and Keith Sorg at the checkers.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 30 when the Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprints pay a visit for the Mike Hensel Memorial on Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night with the 305 sprints, trucks and late models joining the action.

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Fremont Speedway

Jim & Joanne Ford Classic

JLH General Contractor Night

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017

[*] Denotes starting position

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.22-Cole Duncan, 12.831; 2.97-Broc Martin, 12.868; 3.11N-Craig Mintz, 12.927; 4.23-DJ Foos, 12.955; 5.87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.035; 6.7K-Cale Conley, 13.054; 7.4H-Cap Henry, 13.076; 8.9R-Jordan Ryan, 13.080; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 13.143; 10.5-Byron Reed, 13.158; 11.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.170; 12.45L-Brian Lay, 13.171; 13.60-Jody Keegan, 13.172; 14.91-Cale Thomas, 13.205; 15.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.226; 16.16-Chris Andrews, 13.276; 17.1st-Gary Taylor, 13.346; 18.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.350; 19.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.363; 20.71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.371; 21.49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.376; 22.27-Cody Gallogly, 13.380; 23.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.410; 24.56R-Ryan Myers, 13.420; 25.4-Danny Smith, 13.478; 26.70-Jeff Swindell, 13.500; 27.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.547; 28.20-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.577; 29.41-Thomas Schinderle, 13.588; 30.45-Trevor Baker, 13.739; 31.4T-Tracy Hines, 13.790; 32.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 13.796; 33.4k-Kody Kinser, 13.828; 34.22D-Josh Davis, 13.844; 35.2+-Brian Smith, 13.890; 36.60C-Kory Crabtree, 13.972; 37.59-Bryan Nuckles, 14.013; 38.40-Mark Imler, 14.071; 39.76-Dave Jones, 14.249; 40.83-Nate Reeser, 14.282;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 7K-Cale Conley[3] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 6. 4T-Tracy Hines[7] ; 7. 60C-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 8. 70-Jeff Swindell[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 1st-Gary Taylor[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 97-Broc Martin[4] ; 4. 4H-Cap Henry[3] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 6. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[7] ; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles[8] ; 8. 27-Cody Gallogly[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 9R-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 5. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg[6] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 7. 4k-Kody Kinser[7] ; 8. 40-Mark Imler[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 91-Cale Thomas[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 56R-Ryan Myers[5] ; 6. 22D-Josh Davis[7] ; 7. 76-Dave Jones[8] ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle[6]

Heat 5 (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 71-Ayrton Olsen[1] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[6] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 8. 83-Nate Reeser[8]

410 Dash (6 laps, determines A-main starting position)

1. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 4. 11N-Craig Mintz[4] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 6. 7K-Cale Conley[5]

C-Main 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to B)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 2. 4k-Kody Kinser[3] ; 3. 59-Bryan Nuckles[2] ; 4. 27-Cody Gallogly[7] ; 5. 70-Jeff Swindell[6] ; 6. 83-Nate Reeser[10] ; 7. 40-Mark Imler[8] ; 8. 76-Dave Jones[4] ; 9. 41-Thomas Schinderle[9] ; 10. 60C-Kory Crabtree[1]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 9R-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 6. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg[8] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel[5] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[10] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[13] ; 11. 56R-Ryan Myers[9] ; 12. 70-Jeff Swindell[20] ; 13. 4-Danny Smith[15] ; 14. 27-Cody Gallogly[19] ; 15. 22D-Josh Davis[14] ; 16. 4k-Kody Kinser[17] ; 17. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[12] ; 18. 59-Bryan Nuckles[18] ; 19. 2+-Brian Smith[16] ; 20. 4T-Tracy Hines[11]

A-Main 1 (40 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[11] ; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer[20] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[13] ; 7. 23-DJ Foos[18] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 9. 9R-Jordan Ryan[19] ; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[10] ; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron[14] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 13. 1st-Gary Taylor[12] ; 14. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 15. 7K-Cale Conley[6] ; 16. 35-Stuart Brubaker[16] ; 17. 91-Cale Thomas[9] ; 18. 4H-Cap Henry[17] ; 19. 71-Ayrton Olsen[15] ; 20. 22-Cole Duncan[1]

Hard Charger: 49x-Tim Shaffer +15

305 Sprints -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 4. 73-Joe Armbruster[7] ; 5. 88N-Mike Burkin[8] ; 6. 87-Frank Neil[5] ; 7. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 11X-George Englert[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[2] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 8. 12J-Jared Mcfarland[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 09-Justin Adams[1] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 5. 8-Bobby CLark[5] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 7. 21-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 26-Brandon Moore[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham[3] ; 4. 67M-Matt Ferrell[6] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 6. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[1]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 3. 88N-Mike Burkin[1] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 6. 20B-Cody Bova[15] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 9. 21-Dustin Stroup[11] ; 10. 87-Frank Neil[5] ; 11. 47-Matt Lucius[10] ; 12. 44-Kyle Farmer[12] ; 13. 12J-Jared Mcfarland[14] ; 14. 2F-Matt Foos[9] ; 15. 75-Jerry Dahms[13]

A-Main 1 - (0 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[8] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[12] ; 5. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[15] ; 8. 26-Brandon Moore[5] ; 9. 8-Bobby Cark[18] ; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson[17] ; 11. 25-Jason Keckler[20] ; 12. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[10] ; 13. 88N-Mike Burkin[19] ; 14. 73-Joe Armbruster[13] ; 15. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[14] ; 16. 67M-Matt Ferrell[16] ; 17. 09-Justin Adams[11] ; 18. 66-Jamie Miller[1] ; 19. 11X-George Englert[6] ; 20. 66D-Chase Dunham[9]

Hard Charger: 8-Bobby Clark +9

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[2] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 3. 17-Steve Endicott[7] ; 4. 49X-Noah Wagner[5] ; 5. 33H-Dan Hennig[8] ; 6. 32-Kevin Phillips[4] ; 7. 99-Gene Potridge[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[2] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 3. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 4. 33-Jeff Ward[7] ; 5. 4x-Brian Sorg[4] ; 6. 16-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 7. 13-Len Benyak[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 2. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[3] ; 3. 0-Jim Keegan[1] ; 4. P51-Paul Brown JR[2] ; 5. 51W-Thomas Anderson[5] ; 6. 0K-Jacob Dubbert[6] ; 7. 6-Chevy Farmer[4]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 3. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[1] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 5. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 6. 33-Jeff Ward[12] ; 7. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[5] ; 8. 32-Kevin Phillips[16] ; 9. 4x-Brian Sorg[14] ; 10. 99-Gene Potridge[19] ; 11. 13-Len Benyak[20] ; 12. 6-Chevy Farmer[21] ; 13. 33H-Dan Hennig[13] ; 14. P51-Paul Brown JR[6] ; 15. 17-Steve Endicott[11] ; 16. 0-Jim Keegan[10] ; 17. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[9] ; 18. 16-Zeth Sabo[17] ; 19. 49X-Noah Wagner[8] ; 20. 0K-Jacob Dubbert[18] ; 21. 51W-Thomas Anderson[15]

 

 

Eric Humphries Triumphant In Night One At Meridian With Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars/King Of The Wing

By Ben Deatherage

Meridian, Idaho-Meiridan Speedway would be invaded for the first of two nights, by both the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars and King Of The Wing groups, on Friday, September 15th. It marked the third occasion the NSRA regulars had visited the 1/4-mile oval. Twenty-nine teams would make the journey from the American states of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, and Utah as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Chowchilla, California driver Eric Humphries would start on the front row and was the leader on the opening lap. He would remain in the position the entire way as he went on to win his first race of the season with both the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars and King Of The Wings. It also is the first career King Of The Wing for the Central Valley native.

Meridian's Bryan Warf was a respectable second followed by fellow Meridian pilot Johnny Geisler, in third. The rest of the top five would be made up of fourth finishing Matt Hein, out of Roseburg, Oregon, and Tristen Spiers, out of Adrian, Oregon and racing for Joey and Sarah Moore, in fifth.

Matt Hein was the quickest in qualifying in the early stages of the night. Heat race winners were Austin Carter of Clovis, California, Johnny Giesler, Hein, and Carmichal, California's Tom Baker. Ryan Orchard, from Sidney, British Columbia, was the victor in the consolation feature.

Meridian Speedway will be the site of the final race of the 2017 season for the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars on Saturday night. Tickets are $18.00 each night for Adults, Seniors/Military $15.50, Kids (7-11) $6.50, and a Family Pass (including 2 Adults and up to 4 kids) for $46.00. Gates open at 4:00 PM each night and Racing begins at 6:30.

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high-performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

Race Results:

Royal Purple NSRA Race #8

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Meridian Speedway

Meridian, Idaho

A Feature: 1. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 2. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 3. 25J-Johnny Giesler, ; 4. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 5. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 6. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 7. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 8. 88-Jason Conn, ; 9. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 10. 24-Jim Waters, ; 11. 68-Mike Anderson, ; 12. 2-Austin Carter, ; 13. 98-Ken Hamilton, ; 14. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 15. 14-Aaron Willison, ; 16. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 17. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 18. 3-Tom Baker, ; 19. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 20. 7-A.J. Russell, ; 21. 12-Ron Larson, ; 22. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 23. 33-Kyle Alberding, ; 24. 9J-Stacey Jensen,

B Feature: 1. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 2. 9J-Stacey Jensen, ; 3. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 4. 2-Austin Carter, ; 5. 7V-Riley Rogers, ; 6. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 7. 68L-Tom Paterson, ; 8. 12M-Aaron McPeak,

Heat 1: 1. 2-Austin Carter, ; 2. 98-Ken Hamilton, ; 3. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 4. 14-Aaron Willison, ; 5. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 6. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 7. 7V-Riley Rogers,

Heat 2: 1. 25J-Johnny Giesler, ; 2. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 3. 68-Mike Anderson, ; 4. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 5. 33-Kyle Alberding, ; 6. 9J-Stacey Jensen,

Heat 3: 1. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 2. 7-A.J. Russell, ; 3. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 4. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 5. 12-Ron Larson, ; 6. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 7. 68L-Tom Paterson,

Heat 4: 1. 3-Tom Baker, ; 2. 88-Jason Conn, ; 3. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 4. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 5. 24-Jim Waters, ; 6. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 7. 12M-Aaron McPeak,

Qualifying: 1. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 2. 25J-Johnny Giesler, ; 3. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 4. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 5. 12-Ron Larson, ; 6. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 7. 14-Aaron Willison, ; 8. 24-Jim Waters, ; 9. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 10. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 11. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 12. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 13. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 14. 33-Kyle Alberding, ; 15. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 16. 3-Tom Baker, ; 17. 7-A.J. Russell, ; 18. 68-Mike Anderson, ; 19. 98-Ken Hamilton, ; 20. 88-Jason Conn, ; 21. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 22. 12B-Jeff Bergener, ; 23. 9J-Stacey Jensen, ; 24. 2-Austin Carter, ; 25. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 26. 7V-Riley Rogers, ; 27. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 28. 68L-Tom Paterson, ; 29. 12M-Aaron McPeak

 

 

RYAN BELTZ WINS FREEDOM 38’ER SPORTSMAN FEATURE AND KYLE SMITH TAKES MASS SPRINT CAR WIN AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY NIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 16, 2017. . . Seasoned veteran Ryan Beltz fought it out with youngster Ryan Lilick right down to the wire to go on and claim a very popular win, Friday night at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA, pocketing $1,500 for his triumph in the fourth annual Sportsman Freedom 38’er. With his win, the 43-year-old Beltz became the 13th different driver to earn a Sportsman feature win this season, taking his first win this season, the second of his career and his first since May 28, 2016. The win makes Beltz the fourth different driver to win the event in its four-year race history.

In a companion 25-lap feature event for the Mid-Atlantic 305 Sprint Series at the high-banked third-mile dirt track, a dominating triumph was scored by Kyle Smith in his first visit ever to the track.

“I am certain I drove the only four coil car at the track tonight to victory,” announced Beltz, following a roof dance in victory lane. “I’ve got to give thanks to Ryan Watt for all the help he has given us this season, plus Bicknell Race Cars. We just went back to basics tonight. We had a different engine in and just haven’t had a lot of luck here the last few weeks. We had a good race car and everything just came together for us here tonight.”

Following the heat races the top 20 qualified cars, all, picked for spots in a blind draw, with Brian Hirthler, 35, out of Perkiomenville, PA picking the pole to start, with former 358 Modified racer Doug Pannepacker pulling outside the front row. Beltz picked third to start in the 26-car starting field.

With the green waved by starter Ray Kemp it was Hirthler setting the early pace aboard his self-owned No. 4* Four Star Letting Sportsman mount over Pannepacker and Beltz through the first five tours. On lap 6 it was Beltz moving into the runner-up role, dropping Pannepacker to third.

With seven in the record books, Hirthler had nearly a full straightaway lead over Beltz, steering his self-owned KAM Fueled Racing No. 221 entry.

Craig Whitmoyer, 42, of Hamburg, PA, who won the event back in 2015 and started from eighth Friday night, was on the move and by lap 13 he advanced into fourth-place behind Beltz and Pannepacker. A lap 19 caution slowed things and regrouped the field, erasing the big lead held by Hirthler.

When racing resumed it was Hirthler out in front again over Whitmoyer, who ducked underneath Beltz through turn 3 on the restart, and Beltz now running in third. Pannepacker fell back to fourth, with Lilick, who started fourteenth, moving to fifth.

By lap 25 Hirthler again started to pull away, holding a comfortable lead.

Lilick began to pick off positions and took fourth with seven circuits to go. A lap later, Whitmoyer saw his night come to an early end when his motor expired in a huge cloud of smoke to bring out the caution with six to go.

On the double-file restart Hirthler selected to start from the outside, putting Beltz on the bottom. With the green, it was Beltz outgunning Hirthler and becoming the new race leader for lap 33. Lilick advanced to third and took second a lap later, as Hirthler dropped back to third.

“He kept picking the top on the restarts and I just kept praying, eventually, I’d get the jump and we did,” Beltz said. “Everybody was going to the top and I figured, eventually, they’d rub everything away up on top and I still had good grip on the bottom. I got a good run on him the previous restart, but he held on.”

With a lap remaining, Lilick hit Beltz hard, but Beltz held on, as they battled for the win.

“When he hit me I wound up losing my brakes. That last lap I was driving it balls to the wall or else without brakes,” explained the driver out of Schwenksville, PA. “I figured at the end if he went high I’d go low and if he stayed low I’d go high. I wasn’t about to give it away and settle for second.”

Racing through turns 3 and 4 with the checkered waving, Lilick drifted up to the top to protect, as Beltz drove it in on the bottom. Beltz had the edge exiting turn 4 and crossed the line first, winning by a narrow margin over Lilick at the line.

Third went to Hirthler, trailed by Brad Grim, Brett Gilmore and Brian Papiez, who started the event from 21st with the original green.

Heat races for 50 Sportsman entries were won by Hirthler, Mike Lisowski, Ryan Higgs and Beltz. Twin consolations went out to Papiez and Matt Stangle.

In the 25-lap Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS) feature race it was Brian Krummel, who started outside the front row taking the early lead over pole sitter Steph Carberry and third-starter Austin Bishop. By lap 6, Krummel held a safe lead.

Lap 12 it was still Krummel setting a torrid pace, as Bishop slipped into second, as the leaders raced through heavy slower, lapped traffic. Carberry fell into third. A lap later, Samantha Lieberman spun out in turn 3, as Bishop tried to avoid the spinning car. Bishop darted to the outside and smacked the boiler plate wall hard to bring out the red at the crossed flags.

With the restart it was Carberry outracing Krummel off turn 4 to become the new race leader. Smith roared into second spot, with Krummel falling to third. Smith quickly went by Carberry to become the new race leader, with Carberry dropping to second on lap 15. A lap later Krummel spun it out in turn 2 to bring out a caution.

Smith retook the top spot in front of Carberry and by lap 21 Smith was nearly a full straightaway out in front of Carberry. Eddie Wagner was running third, with Dave Brown now fourth.

Smith easily secured the win, with Carberry, Wagner, Eddie Strada and Tim Tanner Jr. chasing him.

Heat races for 30 Sprint Cars were claimed by Wagner, Bishop and Krummel. The consolation win went to Stephanie Dodson.

Some 25 358 Modified cars were also on hand for several practice sessions throughout the evening of racing.

Sportsman – 38-laps 1) Ryan Beltz 2) Ryan Lilick 3) Brian Hirthler 4) Brad Grim 5) Brett Gilmore 6) Brian Papiez 7) Louden Reimert 8) Doug Pannepacker 9) Jordan Henn 10) Kyle Lilick 11) Cale Ross 12) Jesse Landis 13) Kenny Bock 14) Nick Mady 15) Craig Whitmoyer 16) Roger Manning 17) Matt Stangle 18) Chad Kohler 19) Jack Butler 20) Ken Eckert Jr. 21) Joe Funk 22) Ryan Schupp 23) Ryan Higgs 24) Mike Lisowski 25 Andrew Kreis 26) Billy Osmun III

MASS Sprint Cars – 25-laps 1) Kyle Smith 2) Steph Carberry 3) Eddie Wagner 4) Eddie Strada 5) Tim Tanner Jr. 6) Dave Brown 7) Jeff Geiges 8) Tyler Reinhardt 9) Joe Kay 10) Jon Haegele 11) Brian Krummel 12) Cassidy Kreitz 13) Brandon Poff 14) Stephanie Dodson 15) Dave Graber 16) Keith Anderson 17) Scott Frack 18) Tom Carberry 19) Bryant Davis 20) Austin Bishop 21) Bobby Sandt 22) Samantha Lieberman 23) Tommy Carberry 24) Dave Bonner 25) Zack Burd

 

 

QUICK RESULTS: HAFERTEPE, MACEDO, THOMAS, PRICE-MILLER, DINNING, BAZUIN, & JAMIESON TAKE WINS AT BURGER BARN NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS

 By Tommy Goudge (Friday, September 15, 2017) – 113 drivers signed in to race in the Night Before The Nationals presented by Burger Barn on Friday. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Carson Macedo, Jordan Thomas, Parker Price-Miller, Ryan Dinning, Mark Bazuin, and Tim Jamieson visited Lucas Oil Victory Lane. By virtue of their Twin 15 A-Feature wins, Hafertepe and Macedo earned guaranteed starting positions in the 35 lap, $12,000-to-win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature on Saturday, September 16.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BURGER BARN TOTAL ENTRIES – 113

———————————————————– NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS 360 SPRINT CARS (51 entries)

TWIN 15 A-FEATURE #1 (15 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. 2. 18r Ryan Susice 3. 10b Mitch Brown 4. 17 Jared Horstman 5. 51 Bryan Howland 6. 36 Matt Billings 7. 49 Scott Kreutter 8. 14 Coleman Gulick 9. 0 Holly Porter 10. 123 Yan Bilodeau 11. 14w Brett Wright 12. 91 Ryan Turner 13. DNF 77x Alex Hill 14. DNF 28fm Steve Poirier 15. DNS 5c Conor Mahoney

TWIN 15 A-FEATURE #2 (15 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 3g Carson Macedo 2. 79 Jordan Thomas 3. 85 Dustin Daggett 4. 47x Dylan Westbrook 5. 19k Paul Kinney 6. 28f Davie Franek 7. 1-10 Jake Brown 8. 7 Dylan Swiernik 9. 97 Cory Turner 10. 9 Steve Lyons 11. 88c Chad Miller 12. 53 Shawn Donath 13. 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 14. 22h Randy Hannagan 15. DNF 22 Shawn Sliter

DAVE MCLEOD MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT (12 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 79 Jordan Thomas 2. 23 Devon Dobie 3. 10b Mitch Brown 4. 47x Dylan Westbrook 5. 22 Shawn Sliter 6. 11r Chase Ridenour 7. 97 Cory Turner 8. 17 Jared Horstman 9. 85 Dustin Daggett 10. 90t Matt Tanner 11. 15 Mike Ferrell 12. DNS 87 Jason Barney

KEVIN WARD JR. YOUNG STARS CHALLENGE (13 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 67x Parker Price-Miller 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook 3. 79 Jordan Thomas 4. 11r Chase Ridenour 5. 3g Carson Macedo 6. 123 Yan Bilodeau 7. 1-10 Jake Brown 8. 77x Alex Hill 9. 0c Cole Macdonald 10. 5c Conor Mahoney 11. 14w Brett Wright 12. 18 Josh Shantz 13. DNS 10pc Paulie Colagiovanni

———————————————————– MIDDLEPORT MECHANICAL THUNDER STOCKS (17 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 8 Ryan Dinning 2. 49 Dave Bailey 3. 25 Ken Sargent 4. 56 Dereck Lemyre 5. 23 Trevor DeBoer 6. 7 Jason Lungaro 7. 37h Rob Hoskins 8. 11 Risi George 9. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. 10. 52 Tony Fraser 11. DNF 13 Kacey Huffman 12. DNF 38 Melissa Miller 13. DNF 93 Lee Winger 14. DNF 3 Devon Bacher 15. 77 Brett Rodwell 16. DNS 119 Shaun Quinn 17. DNS 53 Logan Shwedyk

———————————————————– HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (31 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 21x Mark Bazuin 2. 222 Nick Masi 3. 63 Brandon Crumbie 4. 9 Tim DeBoer 5. 21j Jake Bazuin 6. 63c Dave Crumbie 7. 19 Kyle Wert 8. 69 Rob Twitchett 9. 81 Karl Sault 10. 6x Mike Sarantakos 11. 49 Gary Hodgson 12. 4s Rob Sauder 13. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky 14. 64 Doug Erskine 15. 37h Kyle Beaty 16. 38m Matthew Moore 17. 05 Dave Goodacre 18. 26 Tim Nuell 19. 66x Jon Janssens 20. 2x Tom Neale 21. 96 Brian Crosgrove 22. 22 Tristan Da Silva 23. 54 Chris French 24. 11 Mike Giberson 25. DNF 60 Martin Schroder 26. 13 Bobby Tolton 27. DNF 2 Matt Nuell 28. DNF 265 Mike Evers

———————————————————– GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (14 entries)

A-FEATURE (12 laps) Finish. # Name 1. 177 Tim Jamieson 2. 14 Lucas Smith 3. 3 Alex Maas 4. 23 Dusty DeBoer 5. 155 Paul Longboat 6. 32 Gillan Hils 7. 37x Eric Maas 8. 37 Jake Maas 9. 01 Dale Robinson 10. 49L Brad Bonneau 11. 49c Miles Whitney 12. 01p Adam Plazek 13. 6e Enya Robinson 14. 517 Cody Sommerville

NEXT UP @ OHSWEKEN: 13TH ANNUAL CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

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Bryan Warf Tames Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcar/King Of The Wings Field At Magic Valley

By Ben Deatherage

Twin Falls, Idaho-Magic Valley Speedway would open up the triple header race weekend for both the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars as well as the Royal Purple King Of The Wing groups. The Thursday, September 14th, event would beat out the rain that was at times a nuisance and completed the whole entire program. Twenty-nine teams would make the journey from the American states of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, and Utah as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Earning the pole starting position local favorite Bryan Warf would take over the lead once the green flag dropped. The Meridian chauffeur would keep the Pat Russell owned entry in front of the rest of the field for the entire distance. It would be the second victory of the current campaign against the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars and is his first career King Of The Wing triumph.

Johnny Giesler, also from Meridian, was second while grabbing third would be Matt Hein, out of Roseburg, Oregon. The balance of the top five consisted of fourth finishing Eric Humprhies, from Chowchilla, California, and Langley, British Columbia's Aaron Willison, making an appearance in the Rod and Gord Rendle machine, in fifth.

Jason Conn, making the extremely long tow from Prince George, British Columbia, was quickest in time trials. Heat race winners were Quesnel, British Columbia veteran Ron Larson, Meridian native Colton Nelson, Salt Lake City, Utah's Kyle Bergener, and Bryan Warf. Kyle Alberding, from Winston, Oregon and racing for car owner Art Holte, won the consolation feature.

Meridian Speedway will be the site of the final two races of the 2017 season for the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars. They will compete at the Idaho 1/4-mile facility on Friday, September 15th, and Saturday, the 16th. Friday and Saturday at Meridian are $18.00 each night for Adults, Seniors/Military $15.50, Kids (7-11) $6.50, and a Family Pass (including 2 Adults and up to 4 kids) for $46.00. Gates open at 4:00 PM each night and Racing begins at 6:30.

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high-performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

Race Results:

Royal Purple NSRA Race #7

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Magic Valley Speedway

Twin Falls, Idaho

A Feature: 1. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 2. 25-Johnny Giesler, ; 3. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 4. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 5. 14-Aaron Willison, ; 6. 88-Jason Conn, ; 7. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 8. 68-Michael (Mike) Anderson, ; 9. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 10. 12B-Jeff Bergener, ; 11. 12-Ron Larson, ; 12. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 13. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 14. 3-Tom Baker, ; 15. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 16. 24-Jim Waters, ; 17. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 18. 68L-Stacey Jensen, ; 19. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 20. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 21. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 22. 36-Ryan

Burdett, ; 23. 2-Austin Carter, ; 24. 7-A.J. Russell,

B Feature: 1. 33-Kyle Alberding, ; 2. 3-Tom Baker, ; 3. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 4. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 5. 27-Jaren Mott, ; 6. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 7. 12M-Aaron McPeak, ; (DNS) 71-Cory Lockwood, ; (DNS) 26-Justin Segura, ; (DNS) 9-Ken Hamilton,

Heat 1: 1. 12-Ron Larson, ; 2. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 3. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 4. 14-Aaron Willison, ; 5. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 6. 12B-Jeff Bergener, ; 7. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 8. 33-Kyle Alberding,

Heat 2: 1. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 2. 68-Michael (Mike) Anderson, ; 3. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 4. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 5. 2-Austin Carter, ; 6. 68L-Stacey Jensen, ; 7. 9-Ken Hamilton,

Heat 3: 1. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 2. 25-Johnny Giesler, ; 3. 24-Jim Waters, ; 4. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 5. 27-Jaren Mott, ; 6. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 7. 71-Cory Lockwood,

Heat 4: 1. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 2. 3-Tom Baker, ; 3. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 4. 88-Jason Conn, ; 5. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 6. 7-A.J. Russell, ; 7. 12M-Aaron McPeak, ; 8. 26-Justin Segura,

Qualifying: 1. 88-Jason Conn, ; 2. 15-Eric Humphries, ; 3. 98H-Matt Hein, ; 4. 14-Aaron Willison, ; 5. 91-Bryan Warf, ; 6. 25-Johnny Giesler, ; 7. 76-Andy Alberding, ; 8. 36-Ryan Burdett, ; 9. 8-Tristen Spiers, ; 10. 71-Cory Lockwood, ; 11. 68-Michael (Mike) Anderson, ; 12. 32-Ryan Orchard, ; 13. 7-A.J. Russell, ; 14. 43-Kyle Bergener, ; 15. 2-Austin Carter, ; 16. 12-Ron Larson, ; 17. 26-Justin Segura, ; 18. 24-Jim Waters, ; 19. 28-Colton Nelson, ; 20. 4-Aiden Spiers, ; 21. 12B-Jeff Bergener, ; 22. 68L-Stacey Jensen, ; 23. 27-Jaren Mott, ; 24. 9-Duane Zeinstra, ; 25. 77-Matt Elliott, ; 26. 9-Ken Hamilton, ; 27. 26-Anthony Quintana, ; 28. 12M-Aaron McPeak, ; 29. 33-Kyle Alberding

 

 

Kerzman Holds Off Emerson By .175 Seconds For Legendary 100 Win New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (9-14-17)

Jeremy Kerzman of Gray Eagle, MN is no stranger to Rock Auto Victory Lane at the Cedar Lake Speedway. Coming into the Legendary 100 non-point show for the UMSS Traditional sprint cars on Thursday evening September 14, Kerzman had won six times at the popular western Wisconsin dirt oval in TSCS action over the past couple of seasons. Make that seven wins now, as Kerzman held off rookie competitor Caley Emerson by .175 seconds at the finish to record his fifth win of the season and fourth at Cedar Lake in 2017. The win paid Kerzman $500, as he became the first Traditional sprint car driver to earn a Legendary 100 title. Twice in the previous two years the Traditional sprints had attempted to run at the Legendary 100, and twice those planned opening night events were washed out. Not so on this very warm and muggy late summer night.

Even though it was a non-point event, a decent turnout of seventeen non-winged sprints signed into the pits. Two heat races were run. Cam Schafer made a last lap pass of Rick Kobs to win the first heat while Richert Memorial winner Mike Mueller passed Brad Peterson on lap 4 to win the second heat. The top four cars in passing points drew for starting positions in the first two rows of the feature. Schafer drew the pole with Kerzman outside. Mueller and Jon Lewerer comprised the second row.

All seventeen cars took the green flag for the 25 lap feature race. Kerzman immediately jumped up top and set a quick pace. The lone caution of the race flew when Bryan Roach spun in turn 4 with seven laps scored. Kerzman took off again on the restart, as rookie competitor Caley Emerson began working his way forward from fourth. Emerson had started fifth on the grid. On lap 12, Emerson moved past Mueller for second. Sixth starter Rick Kobs, subbing for the injured Ty Sampair in his N1 sprinter, was also working his way forward. On lap 18, Kobs moved to third place. The laps continued to click off under the green, but fans could see that both Emerson and Kobs were slowly closing the margin on the leader. With just a couple laps to go, Emerson closed to within a few car lengths of Kerzman with Kobs close behind. A hard charge coming to the white flag would see Emerson close up right behind Kerzman, but Kerzman stretched his advantage a bit exiting turn two on the final lap. Another valiant effort in turn four on the final lap would see Emerson come up just .175 seconds short at the checkers in an exciting finish. Kobs wasn't far behind the lead duo to finish third. Rounding out the top five finishers was Schafer and Lewerer. Jake Kouba, Mueller, Jimmy Kouba, Blake Anderson and late model racer Harry Hanson completed the top ten. Only one car failed to finish with fifteen cars still on the lead lap at the checkers.

The Traditional sprints will close out their season on Friday and Saturday, September 15-16, at the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa and at the Deer Creek Speedway south of Rochester. They will be joined by the UMSS 360 winged sprints and the IRA 410 Outlaw Sprints both nights. Weather permitting, the Spencer race will mark the first time the Traditional sprints have ventured to Iowa. They were scheduled to race in Iowa on August 26 at Decorah, but rainy weather forced cancellation of that event. Keep tabs on all of the Traditional sprint car racing action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway September 14, 2017 (Race #20) Legendary 100

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [2]; 2. 15E-Caley Emerson, [5]; 3. N1-Rick Kobs, [6]; 4. 14-Cam Schafer, [1]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [4]; 6. 6-Jake Kouba, [12]; 7. 87-Mike Mueller, [3]; 8. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [14]; 9. 12X-Blake Anderson, [11]; 10. 7-Harry Hanson, [13]; 11. 93-Brad Peterson, [7]; 12. 33C-Cody Emmans, [15]; 13. 99-Bryan Roach, [9]; 14. 24-Brian VanMeveren, [16]; 15. 29-Hunter Custer, [8]; 16. 23-Jake Hendrickson, [17]; 17. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III, [10] Lap Leader: Kerzman 1-25. (1) yellow with 7 laps scored for 99 spin turn 4. Margin of victory .175 seconds! Very good race.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 14-Cam Schafer, [3]; 2. N1-Rick Kobs, [2]; 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman, [5]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach, [1]; 5. 29-Hunter Custer, [7]; 6. 12X-Blake Anderson, [6]; 7. 33C-Cody Emmans, [4]; 8. 7-Harry Hanson, [9]; 9. 23-Jake Hendrickson, [8] Lap Leaders: Roach, Kobs 2-9, Schafer 10. No cautions. Very good race!

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller, [4]; 2. 93-Brad Peterson, [1]; 3. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [8]; 4. 15E-Caley Emerson, [7]; 5. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [2]; 6. 6-Jake Kouba, [6]; 7. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [5]; 8. 24-Brian VanMeveren, [3] Lap Leaders: Peterson 1-3, Mueller 4-10. No cautions.

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway

Hello race fans! This is your September 9th Race Recap for St. Francois County Raceway. This recap is brought to you by The Pasta House Co There were 19 Sprint Cars in attendance divided into three different heat races. The first heat race had seven cars take the green flag with Jason Keith taking the win in the 28 car. Second place went to Joey Montgomery in the number 35 car with Joey Boyd finishing in third place in the number 67 car.
Heat race number two had six cars take the green flag with Kory Bales taking the win in the number 5 car. Crossing the finish line in second place was the 7c car with Tommy Worley Jr behind the wheel while Jimmy Bridgeman finished in third place in the 14t car.
The third heat race also had six cars take the green flag. Claiming victory in this heat was the 87 car with Kent Buckley behind the wheel. Taking second place was the 17* car driven by Robbie Standridge white Steve Short finished in third place in the 8s.
The dash was a quick 6 car 6 lap race with Joey Montgomery taking the win and claiming the pole for the main event in the number 35 car. Taking second place was the 17* car of Robbie Standridge while Kory Bales finished in third place in the number 5 car.
The main event was a 25 lap race with Joey Montgomery taking the win in the number 35 car. Second place went to Kent Buckley in the number 87 car with Kory Bales finishing in third place behind the wheel of the number 5 machine. Fourth place went to Jason Keith in the number 28 ride while Joey Boyd crossed the finish line in fifth place in the 67 car. The Hard Charger Award Winner for the Sprint Cars was the 15th place start of Andy Phillips in the number 81 car. Phillips passed five cars to finish tenth.

 
 
Meseraull Masters Montpelier Monster BOSS Field
The Rick’s Trucks & Equipment BOSS sprint car tour made a triumphant return to the Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana Saturday night. Last season’s annual event fell victim to mother nature. The much anticipated return found forty-six sprint cars signing in for battle on the very well prepared quarter mile dirt oval.
The cars were divided into five heat races of 8 laps with the top 4 transferring to the 25 lap main event. Thomas Meseraull, Isaac Chapple, Dustin Smith, Shane Cottle and J.J. Hughes claimed heat race wins. Twin B-Main wins were picked up by Ty Tilton and Michael Fischesser. The top 2 drivers from each heat race redrew for starting positions and rookie driver Gage Etgen drew the pole with Meseraull starting from the second position.
At the drop of the green flag, Etgen rocketed to a quick early lead and showed the way for the first 3 circuits on the dust free, historic bullring. However, action would slow for the first of 3 interruptions when Dustin Ingle looped his mount.
On the restart, second running Thomas Meseraull made his move on the race leader in turns 1 and 2 and became the race’s official leader on lap 4. Another early yellow would fly for a spin on the seventh circuit for Todd Keen. Back under green, Meseraull continued to show the way but 7th starting Shane Cottle was on the prowl in the Hazen 57 getting to the runner-up spot and starting to apply pressure on the leader. Ninth starting Justin Grant in the McGhee 17 was also on the move chasing down the lead pair.
The night’s only red flag came on lap 18 when J.J. Hughes spun after contact with another car. Hard running Steve Irwin from Fenton, Michigan had nowhere to go, clipped the disabled Hughes 76, launching the Irwin Flying Zero into a vicious series of barrell rolls in turn 4. Thankfully he emerged unhurt.
The final 7 circuits featured some incredible racing back through the pack as Matt Westfall advanced 10 spots, Drew Rader advanced 11 positions and Cooper Clouse earned the “Hard Charger” award advancing 12 spots with a 20th to 8th place run.
However, up front, Meseraull would turn back all challengers in the former SST Motorsports number 41 wrenched by Dave Stensland. Cottle, the 2015 event winner, had to settle for second with Grant third. Isaac Chapple and Tyler Hewitt completed the top 5. Rounding out the top 10 were Westfall, Lee Underwood, Clouse, Dustin Smith and Gage Etgen.
The BOSS series wishes to extend a big thank you to the forty-six teams who made the trip to Montpelier making it the largest car count of the season thus far for the tour. Also, a sincere thank you to the many fans who braved the chilly night time temperatures. Finally, to the staff at Montpelier Motor Speedway, a thank you for the best racing surface the tour has had all season.
DRC Chassis – Heat Race #1 (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw): 1. 41-Thomas Meseraull[8] ; 2. 12-Ted Hines[2] ; 3. 32-Garrett Abrams[6] ; 4. 54-Matt Westfall[7] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 6. 44-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 7. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[9] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[4] ; 9. 31L-Buddy Lowther[5] ; 10. 37-Dave Gross[DNS]
Lias Tire / American Racer – Heat Race #2 (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw): 1. 52-Isaac Chapple[2] ; 2. 99-Gage Stgen[1] ; 3. 18K-Todd Keen[3] ; 4. 0-Steve Irwin[8] ; 5. 18-Travis Welpott[7] ; 6. 41H-Brett Hankins[4] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[9] ; 8. 57R-Joe Liguori[5] ; 9. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[6]
Hoosier Race Tire – Heat Race #3 (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw): 1. 77-Dustin Smith[1] ; 2. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ; 3. 78-Adam Byrkett[2] ; 4. 18H-Dallas Hewitt[3] ; 5. 42-Ty Tilton[8] ; 6. 39-Matt Goodnight[7] ; 7. 74-Drew Rader[5] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6] ; 9. 69R-Ryan Myers[9]
TCB Speed – Heat Race #4 (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw): 1. 57-Shane Cottle[2] ; 2. 17-Justin Grant[3] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 4. 23s-Kyle Simon[5] ; 5. 44H-David Hair[1] ; 6. 66J-Josh Spencer[9] ; 7. 19-Matt Cooley[6] ; 8. 3H-Brian Gray[7] ; 9. 5A-Toby Alfrey[8]
The Blue Room Restaurant – Heat Race #5 (8 Laps / Top 4 Advance / Top 2 Redraw): 1. 76-J.J. Hughes[1] ; 2. 97x-Tyler Hewitt[4] ; 3. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] ; 4. 14c-Cooper Clouse[9] ; 5. 08-Andy Feil[8] ; 6. 4J-Justin Owen[7] ; 7. 51H-Steve Hair[6] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillin[2] ; 9. 96-Riley VanHise[5]
FAST Signs – B Main #1 (12 Laps / Top 2 Advance): 1. 42-Ty Tilton[2] ; 2. 74-Drew Rader[7] ; 3. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 4. 66J-Josh Spencer[5] ; 5. 08-Andy Feil[3] ; 6. 41H-Brett Hankins[4] ; 7. 57R-Joe Liguori[9] ; 8. 3H-Brian Gray[10] ; 9. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[6] ; 10. 69R-Ryan Myers[12] ; 11. 96-Riley VanHise[13] ; 12. 31L-Buddy Lowther[11] ; 13. 51H-Steve Hair[8]
Griff’s Engines – B Main #2 (12 Laps / Top 2 Advance): 1. 44-Michael Fischesser[3] ; 2. 39-Matt Goodnight[4] ; 3. 19-Matt Cooley[7] ; 4. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 5. 4J-Justin Owen[5] ; 6. 44H-David Hair[2] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[9] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[8] ; 9. 18-Travis Welpott[1] ; 10. 5-Bob McMillin[10] ; 11. 5A-Toby Alfrey[12] ; 12. 51-Curtis Muhlenkamp[11] ; 13. 37-Dave Gross[13]
Rick’s Trucks & Equipment BOSS A Main (25 Laps): 1. 41-Thomas Meseraull[2] ; 2. 57-Shane Cottle[7] ; 3. 17-Justin Grant[9] ; 4. 52-Isaac Chapple[3] ; 5. 97x-Tyler Hewitt[10] ; 6. 54-Matt Westfall[16] ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[15] ; 8. 14c-Cooper Clouse[20] ; 9. 77-Dustin Smith[4] ; 10. 99-Gage Etgen[1] ; 11. 23s-Kyle Simon[19] ; 12. 74-Drew Rader[23] ; 13. 78-Adam Byrkett[13] ; 14. 44-Michael Fischesser[22] ; 15. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[6] ; 16. 39-Matt Goodnight[24] ; 17. 12-Ted Hines[5] ; 18. 76-J.J. Hughes[8] ; 19. 32-Garrett Abrams[11] ; 20. 53-Steve Little[14] ; 21. 0-Steve Irwin[17] ; 22. 42-Ty Tilton[21] ; 23. 18K-Todd Keen[12] ; 24. Dallas Hewitt[18]
Bonus Award Winners:
The Bridge Restaurant of Sidney, OH – “Hard Charger”: 14c – Cooper Clouse (+12)
JF Construction of Bucyrus, OH – “Hard Luck Award”: 0 – Steve Irwin
McMillin Apiaries of Wampum, PA – “Sweet Move of the Night”: 57 – Shane Cottle
Apple Metal Polishing of Eldorodo, OH – “Lucky Pill Draw”: 18K – Todd Keen
Cowen Truck Lines of Perrysville, OH – “Steel Block Award”: 44H – David Hair
ALL Pro Cylinder Heads of Johnstown, OH – “Perseverance Award”: 14c – Cooper Clouse
Hoosier Race Tire of Lakeville, IN – “Hoosier Tire Bonus”: 41 – Thomas Meseraull
Lias Tire of Indiana, PA – “American Racer Tire Bonus”: 77 – Dustin Smith


 

Bailey Hibbard Wins Third Kendall Oil Sprint Car Feature At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II

White City, Oregon...September 9...Bailey Hibbard wrapped up the 2017 Kendall Oil Sprint Car season with his third 25 lap Main Event win Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Hibbard blew a motor in his normal car, prompting his father David Hibbard to put him in his Hansen & Sons Trucking/Dave's Floor & Vinyl Liquidators #3 car for the night. With three feature wins, Kyler Barraza had already clinched the championship, and D. Hibbard was second in points coming into the night. His decision not to race left the battle between B. Hibbard and rookie Merissa Henson for second. Henson came into the night leading B. Hibbard by just eight points, and she beat him by just one point for the runnerup position.

Rookie Enrique Jaime started his night off with his first career six lap heat race win ahead of B. Hibbard. Kinzer Cox spent the preliminaries being chased by 14 year old phenom Tanner Holmes. Cox beat Holmes to win both their heat race and the four lap Scramble. Cox and Holmes shared the front row of the Main Event, and Cox raced into the lead at the green flag. B. Hibbard charged into second on the opening lap and made an inside pass on the front stretch a lap later to take the lead from Cox. Holmes was running strong in third, while Henson held fourth. The only yellow flag of the race flew on lap 18 for David Johnson in Turn 3. B. Hibbard remained in command on the restart, and Cox was starting to feel pressure from Holmes. An inside pass on the back stretch of the 21st lap gained Holmes second from Cox. B. Hibbard drove a great race and wrapped up his best season yet with the victory. Holmes was a strong second as Cox settled for third. Henson used a lead lap fourth place finish to wrap up an impressive rookie season in second in the final standings. Camden Robustelli, Hedge Carter, Jaime and Johnson completed the finishing order.

Race Results Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars Heat 1-Enrique Jaime, Bailey Hibbard, Camden Robustelli. Heat 2-Kinzer Cox, Tanner Holmes, Merissa Henson. Scramble-Kinzer Cox, Tanner Holmes, Bailey Hibbard. Main Event-Bailey Hibbard, Tanner Holmes, Kinzer Cox, Merissa Henson, Camden Robustelli, Hedge Carter, Enrique Jaime, David Johnson, David Hibbard (DNS).

Final Point Standings Southern Oregon Speedway Kendall Oil Sprint Cars Kyler Barraza 267 Merissa Henson 231 Bailey Hibbard 230 David Hibbard 222 Enrique Jaime 179 Camden Robustelli 137 Hedge Carter 106 Calvin Hibbard 105 Tanner Holmes 77 Jake Wheeler 68

Sprint Car Champions 1996 Dan Menne 1997 Bill Nutter 1998 Dan Menne 2001 Chad Bauer 2002 Todd Zeitler 2003 Dan Menne 2004 T.J. Winningham 2005 Dan Menne 2006 Bill Nutter 2007 Randy Rodgers 2008 Randy Rodgers 2009 Charlie Thompson 2010 Chadd Noland 2011 Vern Wheeler Jr. 2013 Kyler Barraza * 2014 Kyler Barraza * 2016 Jake Wheeler 2017 Kyler Barraza

* Southern Oregon Sprint Tour

Previous Winners May 4, 2013: David Hibbard May 18, 2013: David Hibbard May 25, 2013: Kyler Barraza June 8, 2013: Vern Wheeler Jr. June 22, 2013: Kyler Barraza July 1, 2013: Roger Crockett July 27, 2013: Vern Wheeler Jr. August 24, 2013: Lawrence Van Hoof September 14, 2013: Matt Moberly May 22, 2014: Andy Forsberg June 14, 2014: Kyler Barraza June 30, 2014: Rico Abreu August 2, 2014: David Hibbard April 18, 2015: Seth Nunes May 23, 2015: Roger Crockett June 29, 2015: Colby Copeland August 15, 2015: Kyle Hirst April 30, 2016: Vern Wheeler Jr. May 7, 2016: Vern Wheeler Jr. June 4, 2016: Jake Wheeler June 25, 2016: David Hibbard July 9, 2016: Trey Starks August 27, 2016: Aaron Miller September 10, 2016: Bailey Hibbard September 24, 2016: Jeffrey Hudson May 20, 2017: Jake Waddell May 27, 2017: Kyler Barraza June 17, 2017: Bailey Hibbard July 1, 2017: Kyler Barraza July 8, 2017: Bailey Hibbard July 22, 2017: Kyler Barraza August 5, 2017: Jake Wheeler August 19, 22017: David Hibbard September 9, 2017: Bailey Hibbard

 

 

Art McCarthy #19 and crew celebrate his second Winged 360 Sprint Car win in the last three races at Antioch Speedway.

Photo by Paul Gould

McCarthy Scores Second Winged 360 Sprint Main Event Win At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II

Antioch, CA...September 9...Art McCarthy won the 20 lap All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. The win paid $1,200 and was McCarthy's second win in the past three races. He finished second in between his two wins and now trails Marissa Polizzi by 27 points in the championship battle. Burt Foland Jr. came into the night ranked second in the standings. Despite finishing second to McCarthy in the Main Event, he slipped to one point behind McCarthy and 28 behind Polizzi.

McCarthy won his eight lap heat race ahead of Foland, while Dan Gonderman won his heat race ahead of Ricky Brophy. Gonderman was making his third start of the season after a solid third place point season last year. McCarthy raced into the lead at the start, and Foland raced past Gonderman for second. Jacob Tuttle spun in Turn 4 to bring out a lap two caution flag. McCarthy paced one more lap before the second and final caution flag flew for David Dias on the back stretch. When the green flag flew, McCarthy continued to set the pace ahead of Foland and Gonderman. McCarthy caught a slower car around lap 15 and took his time lapping them. Foland closed in on McCarthy, but McCarthy finally got by the slower car. The leaders caught traffic again on the final lap, but McCarthy held on for the win. Foland settled for his fourth second place finish with Gonderman a strong third. Polizzi brought it home in fourth, followed by Brophy, Matt DeMartini, Tim Burcher, Tuttle and Dias.

The All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars return to action on Saturday night as part of the John Soares Sr. Memorial Top Dog race. They wrap up their season on September 23rd. It's a three car battle for the championship between Polizzi, McCarthy and Foland, while Tuttle has moved into fourth in his rookie season. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

Race Results Winged 360 Sprint Cars Heat 1-Art McCarthy, Burt Foland Jr., Marissa Polizzi. Heat 2-Dan Gonderman, Ricky Brophy, David Dias. Main Event-Art McCarthy, Burt Foland Jr., Dan Gonderman, Marissa Polizzi, Ricky Brophy, Matt DeMartini, Tim Burcher, Jacob Tuttle, David Dias.

Point Standings All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars Marissa Polizzi 362 Art McCarthy 335 Burt Foland Jr. 334 Jacob Tuttle 216 Jenna Frazier 205 Aaron Miller 203 Jason Paniagua 166 Kyle Offill 150 David Dias 130 Steve Jaquith 101

Antioch Speedway All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule

September 16 September 23

Past Champions 1998-Gary Geving 2007-Art McCarthy 2010-Craig Smith 2013-Chris Magoon 2014-Chris Magoon 2015-Shawn Arriaga 2016-Billy Aton

Recent Feature Winners September 9, 2017: Art McCarthy August 26, 2017: David Lindt II August 19, 2017: Art McCarthy June 24, 2017: Colby Wiesz June 17, 2017: Jonathan Allard June 10, 2017: Dustin Golobic May 13, 2017: Kyle Offill May 6, 2017: Tyler Seavey April 22, 2017: Kyle Offill April 1, 2017: Cory Eliason September 31, 2016: Billy Aton September 17, 2016: Colby Johnson September 10, 2016: Matt Barber August 27, 2016; Billy Aton August 20, 2016: Riley Matson August 13, 2016: Art McCarthy August 6, 2016: Seth Nunes July 30, 2016: Art McCarthy July 16, 2016: Brayden McMahan June 25, 2016: Kaleb Montgomery June 18, 2016: Bobby McMahan June 4, 2016: Shawn Conde May 21, 2016: Koen Shaw April 23, 2016: Billy Aton April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy August 29, 2015: Art McCarthy August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga

 

Ledger Conquers NCRA, Nebraska Sprint Victory at Junction Motor Speedway!
McCool Junction, Nebraska – September 9, 2017 - Cody Ledger took the lead late then held on to claim the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products/Nebraska Carpetland and Malvern Bank Sprint Series feature Saturday night at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska.
Danny Jennings and Seth Brahmer started on the front row for the twenty-five-lap feature with Brahmer taking the lead as the green flag fell. Jennings, Ledger and Jason Martin gave chase with Jennings attempting to slide underneath the leader entering turns three and four as Brahmer would hold on to the lead.
With ten laps to go Jennings would get past Brahmer heading down the backstretch to take the lead, but would get caught in lapped traffic and see Ledger take the lead one lap later.
The caution would come out when Fred Mattox clipped the front stretch wall and came to a stop.
On the restart, it was Ledger out front followed by Jennings, Martin, Brahmer and seventh starting Jeremy Campbell.
The leaders reached the slower cars on lap sixteen allowing Jennings to close. That’s when Jennings night would come to an end as he executed a series of flips down the backstretch to bring out the red flag. Jennings was uninjured but done for the night.
Martin moved into the runner-up position on the restart but Ledger was up to the task and kept out front before the final caution would wave with six laps to go when Tyler Dreuke lost a motor on the front stretch.
There was no catching Ledger on the final restart and he would go on to claim the victory and the $2500 first place prize.
Martin came home second while Brahmer settled for third. Current NCRA point leader Campbell finished fourth while defending NCRA champion Don Droud, Jr. worked his way up from his fourteenth starting position to round out the top five.
Next up for the NCRA sprint car division will be this coming Saturday night (September 16) at Thunder Hill Speedway in Mayetta for their first and only appearance on the season.
NCRA Sprints w/Nebraska 360’s
Junction Motor Speedway/McCool Junction, Nebraska
September 9, 2017
27 Cars
1st Heat: 1) Danny Jennings, 2) Fred Mattox, 3) T.J. Artz, 4) Carson McCarl, 5) Don Droud, JR., 6) Stu Snyder, 7) Brant O'banion, 8) Tadd Holliman, 9) Jay Russell
2nd Heat: 1) Seth Brahmer, 2) Jason Martin, 3) Forrest Southerland, 4) John Klabunde, 5) Ryan Roberts, 6) Jon Freeman, 7) Jordan Boston, 8) Jason Danley, 9) Jake Greider
3rd Heat: 1) Corey Ledger, 2) Jeff Stasa, 3) Jeremy Campbell, 4) Tyler Drueke, 5) Shayle Blade, 6) Mike Kay, 7) Bobby Becker, 8) Cale Thomas, 9) Jack Dover
B Feature: 1) Jordan Boston, 2) Jon Freeman, 3) Brant O'Banion, 4) Jason Danley, 5) Jake Greider, 6) Mike Kay, 7) Tadd Holliman, 8) Bobby Becker, 9) Jack Dover, 10) Jay 11) Cale Thomas
A Feature: 1) Cody Ledger, 2) Jason Martin, 3) Seth Brahmer, 4) Jeremy Campbell, 5) Don Droud, Jr., 6) Jordan Boston, 7) Ryan Roberts, 8) Stu Snyder, 9) Jeff Stasa, 10) Forrest Southerland, 11) John Klabunde, 12) Shayla Blade, 13) Jon Freeman, 14) Brant O’Banion, 15) Tyler Drueke, 16) Danny Jennings, 17) Carson McCarl, 18) Fred Mattox, 19) T.J. Artz, 20) Jason Danley

 

Bayston Victorious in 31st Annual Tom Knowles Memorial

Spoon River, IL - Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, Indiana notched another POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory to his resume, claiming the 31st Annual Tom Knowles Memorial at Spoon River Speedway.

Starting outside row two, Bayston quickly jumped to second in the opening laps and begun chasing down Tyler Thomas with Zeb Wise in tow. After making it around Thomas, Bayston distanced himself from the field, while the battle for second through fourth intensified as Thomas, Wise, and Tanner Thorson jockeyed for position. With 12 laps completed, the red was displayed for Jake Neuman who blew a tire and flipped out of turn three. Neuman was alright, but done for the night.

Leading the field back to green, Bayston worked to build back up the cushion he had between himself and Wise, Thorson and Thomas. With 17 laps in the books, the yellow was displayed as Tucker Klaasmeyer slowed exiting turn two with a flat tire. Klaasmeyer's team was able to change the tire and he joined the field at the tail end.

Coming back to green, Bayston was followed by Wise, Thorson and Zach Daum. Going immediately to work, Daum meticulously worked the bottom, dispatching of Thorson, Wise, and then set his sights on Bayston for the lead. Taking the lead off turn two, Daum took the top position by mere feet while Bayston rode the extreme top side of the high-banked Spoon River Speedway. Coming down the backstretch, Bayston shot to the bottom entering turn three, making contact with Daum, resulting in Daum spinning and going for a wild ride. The red was displayed and Daum's night was over.

With 24 laps completed, Bayston led the remaining six. Zeb Wise captured his career-best, a second place finish, while Tanner Thorson took third. Logan Seavey took fourth, while Chris Windom rounded out the top five.

"This is definitely a good open track with plenty of room to run," commented Spencer Bayston. "It's what I prefer. I was planning on going down there, but I probably should have waiting another lap. We raced hard, but I'm happy to come home with the win." "This is just overall, a good run," said Zeb Wise. "This is a pretty fun, wide track. This is by far the fastest track I've been to."

"This is a pretty big racetrack," stated Tanner Thorson. "A little slick and what not, but it's a fun race track. It's great to race with some of the young talent."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, Heat 2: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 3: 39 - ZEB WISE

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 2. 39 - ZEB WISE 3. 67 - TANNER THORSON 4. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 5. 5 - CHRIS WINDOM 6. 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 7. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 8. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 9. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 10. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 11. 57 - GAGE WALKER 12. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 13. 20 - CODY WEISENSEL 14. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 15. 5D - ZACH DAUM 16. 56 - JONATHAN MILLER 17. D33 - AJ HILL 18. 09 - ROBBY MCQUINN 19. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 20. F5 - BROC HUNNELL 21. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race #19 Saturday September 9th 2017
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series
Eastside Speedway Waynesboro, Va.
Ryan Price Take Two
It was only been about a month since Ryan Price won his first VSS race and now after a charge from the back he has win number two. Heats started the night with Mike Leraas and Daren Bolac winning those before it was off to the feature. Daren Bolac and Tom Humphries paced the field to green with Bolac out first with Humphries in tow. Leraas got by Humphries on lap five and went after Bolac as Price and Scott Lutz were after the top three now. Leraas got a run and went for the lead just as he had a brake problem causing a spin and ending his chance for a win. Bolac took off again as Price and Lutz got by Humphries. Price was good low as Bolac stayed high and with ten to go Price used the low line for the lead. Price left Bolac to fight it out with Lutz as he ran away the last few laps for the win, Lutz got by for second but was never was able to mount a challenge for the lead. At the line it was Ryan Price, Scott Lutz, Daren Bolac, Tom Humphries, Brian Lawson, Tony Harris, Anthony Linkenhoker, Bill Rice, Randy Sterling, Glenn Worrell, Chris Ware, Neil Sandridge, Mike Leraas, French Grimes jr and Jack Rice. Next week its back to Shenandoah Speedway in Shenandoah Va, for a pavement race on Saturday night Sept. 16th.
Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Mueller, Fieber, Green, Ruh nail down PDTR titles

Miller posts first career PDTR Sprint Car A-main win

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 9, 2017 – On a night when four of the five regular Plymouth Dirt Track Racing divisions crowned 2017 champions at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds third-mile clay oval, one of the biggest turnouts of cars and fans of the season gathered to join in the festivities Saturday, Sept. 9.

In the Late Model division, 30-year veteran Brad Mueller of Random Lake claimed his third A-main victory of the 2017 campaign and his fourth career PDTR Late Model title. Cascade’s Mark Fieber racked up his second career title in the Grand National division. Justin Green of Sheboygan Falls collected his first career B Mod championship and rookie Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake secured the Micro Sprint crown.

In main event action, Plymouth’s Justin Miller held off a hard charge from two-time PDTR Sprint Car champion Danny Schlafer of Sussex to earn his first career 25-lap Sprint Car A-main victory at Plymouth. Tyler Kulow of Plymouth notched his first PDTR Grand National A-main victory of the 2017 season in the 25-lap A main. Jared Siefert of Luxemburg raced to his first PDTR B Mod triumph of the season, while Zach Boden of Cambridge captured his third 15-lap Micro Sprint A-main victory of the 20017 PDTR campaign.

Polesitter Justin Miller grabbed the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap Sprint Car A main with 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champ Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started on the outside of the front row, following in second.

On lap 4, Davis closed in to challenge Miller along the high groove. Two laps later, 2008 PDTR Sprint Car champ Lance Fassbender spun in turn two while running third, which brought out the first caution flag of the race.

With Miller running the high groove, Davis worked the middle to low lanes in an attempt to oust the lead from Miller when green flag action resumed. On lap 12, Davis attempted to slide past Miller in turn two, but Miller held strong to retain the lead.

The action really heated up two laps later when seventh starter Danny Schlafer joined the duel for the lead. With Miller sticking to the top, Davis running the middle and Schlafer working the low line, the three drivers raced three-wide on lap 17 with Miller holding the slightest of advantages over the two most successful drivers in the history of the Midwest Sprint Car Association.

On lap 18, Davis worked past Miller exiting turn two to seize the lead. However, Davis got very high in turn three and clipped the wall in turn four to bring out the second caution of the race and end his chance at victory.

Miller regained the lead on the restart with Schlafer trailing in second. Miller got a good job on the restart to pull out to a quarter straightaway cushion before Schlafer battled back to mount a late charge. The hard-charging Schlafer slipped past Miller along the inside lane to seize the lead on lap 24.

However, Miller pulled off a big power move on the cushion in turns one and two to regain the lead on the final lap and nip Schlafer by one car length at the finish line to register his first career PDTR Sprint Car main event victory and his second overall MSA A-main triumph.

Schlafer had to settle for second, eighth starter Jim Melis of Glenbeulah finished third, fifth starter Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove placed fourth and Kevin Karnitz of West Bend, who started sixth, placed fifth.

With extra money added to the Late Model A-main purse for the evening, courtesy of an effort led by Late Model supporters Chad Marquardt and Greg Wester, a strong field of 28 Late Models checked into the pit area with 22 lining up for the main event.

Outside front row starter Billy Rezutek of Big Bend grabbed the lead on the drop of the green flag ahead of polesitter Joe Reuter of Green Bay. On lap 3, Brad Mueller, who started fourth, worked around Reuter to take over second while sixth starter Chris Carlson of Union Grove gained third on lap 5.

With Rezutek running the extreme high groove, Mueller found grip in the middle of the wide, slick track surface to pull even with Rezutek on lap 8. After a brief side-by-side duel, Mueller assumed the top spot on lap 9.

Carlson then moved in to battle Rezutek for second place on lap 14 before taking over the runner-up position one lap later. However, Mueller was not to be denied at the head of the field as he rolled to his third A-main victory of the season and 19th career PDTR Late Model A-main triumph by five car lengths over Carlson to secure his fourth career PDTR Late Model championship.

Carlson was second, Reuter placed third, third starter Jared Siefert of Luxemburg placed fourth and eighth starter Taylor Scheffler of Waukesha rounded out the top five in the caution-free race.

Polesitter Tyler Kulow assumed the lead on the drop of the green flag in the Grand National main event with 2008 PDTR Grand National champ Matt Yancey trailing in second. The first of four caution flags appeared on lap 2 for a spin involving Matt Jackson of Sheboygan in turn two.

On lap 3, fourth starter Mark Fieber moved past Yancey into second with Dotyville’s Matt Loehr, who started fifth, following into third. With the top three cars running in nose-to-tail fashion along the low groove, Loehr began to apply heavy pressure to Fieber on lap 15 before diving under Fieber to take second on lap 18.

Three consecutive caution periods slowed the race starting on lap 21. When the race resumed, Fieber outpowered Loehr to regain second on lap 22, while seventh starter Jeff Lammers of Plymouth slipped past Loehr to take third.

Meanwhile, Kulow pulled away to claim his second career PDTR Grand National A-main triumph. Fieber secured his second Grand National title by placing second, Lammers was third, Loehr took fourth and Kurt Davis came up for his 10th starting spot to finish fifth.

After two aborted starts, Jared Siefert gained the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap B Mod A main from his outside front row starting position. On lap 4, third starter Chad Vetting of Valders worked past polesitter Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls to take over second, while Travis Schmidt of Plymouth moved up from the fifth starting position to take over third on lap 8.

Siefert was strong out front as he built up a full straightaway lead over Vetting by lap 12. The third and final caution flag of the event was displayed on lap 18 when John Singer spun in turn four.

Four laps later Schmidt used the high groove to work past Vetting into second place. However, it was all Siefert at the head of the field en route to his first career PDTR B Mod A-main victory.

Schmidt placed second, Vetting was third, Randy Lemieux placed fourth after starting 10th and Glander rounded out the top five.

Chad Bogar of Sun Prairie took the lead in the early going of the 15-lap Micro Sprint A main from the third starting spot. On lap 8, Zach Boden, who started sixth, moved into to challenge Bogar for the lead.

On lap later, Boden executive a low move in turn one to take the lead for good. The 2016 PDTR Micro Sprint champion cruised the rest of the way to a full straightaway victory over Bogar. Jack Vanderboom of Dousman placed third after starting seventh, fifth starting Dave Collins of Madison was fourth and second starter Preston Ruh wrapped up the 2017 PDTR Micro Sprint title with a fifth place showing.

Prior to the racing program, Randy Markwardt of Sheboygan was presented with the PDTR Dedication to Dirt Award for his efforts during a long and successful racing career, which began with Eastern Wisconsin Stock Cars at Plymouth in 1977.

During his career, Markwardt racked up two track championships at Plymouth in the Sportsman (1993) and Limited Late Model (1999) divisions and was one of the most popular drivers with fans. Markwardt, who was inducted into the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Racing Hall of Fame in 2014, announced his retirement from racing earlier this year with Saturday’s PDTR program serving as his final race.

Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum won the Sprint Car B main, Dave Fieber of Neenah captured the Late Model B main and Steve Lorier of Sheboygan won the B Mod B main.

A total of 111 cars check into the pit area for the evening, including 29 Sprint Cars, 28 Late Models, 24 B Mods, 22 Grand Nationals and 8 Micro Sprints.

After two weekends off, the final race of the season at The Plymouth Dirt Track is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30. The program will feature the final points night for the PDTR 360 Sprint Car division, along with the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car, Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars and Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprints.

Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with IRA qualifying and racing to follow.

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JOHNSONVILLE SAUSAGE SPRINT Date of Race: September 9, 2017 HEAT 1 1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, KEVIN KARNTZ. 3, JIM MELIS. 4, SHANE WENNINGER. 5, TONY WONDRA. 6, DANNON TESSMER. 7, CHRIS FLICK. 8, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. HEAT 2 1, ANDREW WESTPHAL. 2, TIM HADDY. 3, KURT DAVIS. 4, WILL GERRITS. 5, DICK KAISER. 6, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 7, MARK TOPCZEWSKI. HEAT 3 1, BEN SCHMIDT. 2, JUSTIN MILLER. 3, PAUL POKORSKI. 4, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 5, CHRIS CLAYTON. 6, JOHN KRESBACH. 7, AKRIGHT AUTO. HEAT 4 1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, LANCE FASSBENDER. 3, TYLER BRABANT. 4, SCOTT CONGER. 5, NICH MELIS. 6, TRAVIS ARENZ. 7, EMILY PORTSCHY. B FEATURE 1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, NICH MELIS. 3, SCOTT CONGER. 4, DANNON TESSMER. 5, JOHN KRESBACH. 6, CHRIS CLAYTON. 7, JOSH TEUNISSEN. 8, AKRIGHT AUTO. 9, TRAVIS ARENZ. 10, EMILY PORTSCHY. 11, CHRIS FLICK. 12, MARK TOPCZEWSKI. 13, MICHAEL YURMANOVICH. (DNS). A FEATURE 1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, DANNY SCHLAFER. 3, JIM MELIS. 4, BEN SCHMIDT. 5, KEVIN KARNTZ. 6, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 7, TIM HADDY. 8, PAUL POKORSKI. 9, ANDREW WESTPHAL. 10, TYLER BRABANT. 11, CHRIS CLAYTON. 12, DICK KAISER. 13, LANCE FASSBENDER. 14, TONY WONDRA. 15, WILL GERRITS. 16, JOHN KRESBACH, 17, ANTHONY KNIERUM. 18, SCOTT CONGER. 19, DANNON TESSMER. 20, KURT DAVIS, 21. SHANE WENNINGER, 22. NICH MELIS.

 

Steve Poirier Goes to the Top to Take Checkers at Can-Am Motorsports with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

By MIKE MALLETT

LaFARGEVILLE, NY – For the sixth time in his career Steve Poirier found himself in victory lane at Caprara’s Can-Am Motorsports. The seven-time champion made a late race rally to go from third to first for this fourth feature win of the season with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

Poirier picked up $2,025 for his win in the NAPA Auto Parts U.S. Tour/SUNY Canton Series event.

Poirier started the feature from the sixth position making moves early to find himself third before five laps were complete. From there he settled in battling with Jeff Cook for second. He was never able to clear him until the final few laps. Poirier elected to step out of line and take a chance on the outside. That chance paid off as he ended up scoring his 65th career series win.

“The last seven or eight races we’ve been good,” cited Poirier. “Our program came back. We tried some things earlier in the season that didn’t work. We needed to improve because everyone is working hard to battle with us. We had to go back to our old stuff which still works really good. I’m happy here. It’s strange, sometimes we are really good at Can-Am or sometimes we struggle bad. Tonight was a night we were good.”

Matt Tanner and Cook made up the front row for the start of the A-Main. Cook beat Tanner to one to take the lead before Tanner utilized the high lane around the top of turns three and four to go to the front. They remained the top two in the running order with Poirier in tow in third.

Tanner caught the first bits of traffic with seven laps on the scoreboard. He made a couple quick moves to keep Cook behind him. Cook was relentless in his pressure of Tanner to the point where he was able to pull up next to him on the 11th lap. He nearly got the lead but Tanner rallied to stay in front.

As a result of the move by Cook, Tanner changed his lane drastically on the speedway moving down to the bottom of the track with Cook following. At halfway Tanner was gaining on very thick traffic.

Tanner refused to move off the bottom believing that was the quickest lane on the speedway. Cook stayed in line while Poirier closed up on both of them as they navigated traffic. The pair got lined up nose to tail with Tanner strong on the bottom.

Five laps remained when Poirier made his move. Cook was boxed in on the bottom through turns three and four. Poirier jumped out of line and ran the high-side to take second as they raced back to the start-finish line. Tanner was in a similar situation in turns one and two. Poirier again went to the top to take the lead as they exited the second corner to lead lap 21.

“I thought I was going to be third,” commented Poirier. “Then I saw those lapped cars. So I thought maybe I could try the outside. I was stuck in third so I’ll try it. They were so jammed and I have just enough bite on the outside. I was happy that I made it through that.”

Poirier drove away over the final four laps to end up the winner. Tanner’s night ended with a second place finish. A tough outcome after leading most of the race. The Stephentown, N.Y., pilot felt like the bottom was where he had to be.

“I knew I had to get to the bottom when Jeff (Cook) showed me the nose there,” stated Tanner. “There were a couple of lapped cars that weren’t giving us any room. I was playing it out in my head whether I should try the outside and take a chance that nobody fills the bottom or just hang out where I was. I decided to stay on the bottom. Steve (Poirier) was sitting back in third and he could see where everybody was where I was looking at lapped cars. I didn’t know where second and third were. He had a little bit of an advantage and it worked out for him tonight.”

Cook, the local favorite from Antwerp, N.Y., was happy to finish on the podium in front of the home town fans. He got the loudest cheers as he parked his No. 10 on the frontstretch after the main-event.

“It’s been long time since I got to come down front here,” said Cook. “All the pressures of being at home and 27 people want to work on your car. Usually I can’t think straight. Tonight we got through that and finished in the top three. It’s a good thing.”

Paul Kinney finished the night in the fourth spot while Chad Miller had his best run of the season to finish fifth. The entire night from hot laps to A-Main checkers went without a caution flag.

Jason Barney long clinched the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour with sixth place finishing Danny Varin clinching the SUNY Canton Series here at Can-Am.

Lap Leader – Tanner 1-19, Poirier 20-25.

Lucas Oil A-Main – Steve Poirier ($2,025), Matt Tanner ($1,175), Jeff Cook ($800), Paul Kinney ($630), Chad Miller ($565), D. Varin ($520), Paulie Colagiovanni ($455), Matt Billings ($620), Jonathan Preston ($485), Dave Axton ($400), Shawn Donath ($360), Coleman Gulick ($370), Alain Bergeron ($325), Chris Jones ($315), Jason Barney ($285), Brett Wright ($305), Brandon Kidd ($375), Yan Bilodeau ($295), Lee Ladouceur ($340), Darrell Bragman ($260), Kelly Hebing ($255)

ESS Bonuses:

Hoosier Tires Bridesmaid Bonus – Tanner $100

E&V Energy Fast Time – Jones, Varin, Tanner $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Bergeron, Varin, Poirier $25

L&J Landscaping/Walt’s Hobby Dash – Kidd ($100), Ladouceur ($75), Gulick ($50), Preston ($25), Bilodeau ($25), Wright ($25).

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Tanner $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Preston (7 pos), $50

Scorpion Security Products Last Car Lead Lap – Bilodeau $50

Scorpion Security Products 12 Redraw – Colagiovanni $25

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Miller $35

Hoosier Tire – Billings $200

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Dave Darland scores Lincoln Park Speedway sprint car victory - Jonny Newgent wins third straight super stock win; Bruce and Neal pick up victories

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Dave Darland’s late season surge continued Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway as the Lincoln, Ind. driver captured sprint car win number seven during the 2017 campaign. The same could be said for Greencastle’s Jonny Newgent as he pulled away after a late restart to win his third straight UMP Super Stock victory. Roy Bruce Jr. tuned up for this weekend’s Patriot 100 American Modified Series race by winning his second A-main of the year at LPS. Tyler Neal claimed the final feature of the night by edging Josh Litton for the bomber victory. Twenty-six sprint cars were on hand at the Putnamville oval as Worthington’s Jadon Rogers and Brazil’s Nate McMillin started on the front row. Jeff Bland Jr. started strong and led early on as McMillin ran second ahead of Darland and Rogers. Scott Hampton held the fifth spot as Shane Cockrum closed on the leaders by lap five. Cockrum would throttle into the top spot coming out of turn two on the 12th circuit before a caution flew. Cockrum maintained that advantage after the restart as Darland held the second spot over a charging Brent Beauchamp and Bland. Moments later Rogers got upside in turn four to bring out a red flag. Rogers walked away from the incident. On the restart, Cockrum’s night would come to a close with a broken front end as Darland assumed the top spot. Darland wouldn’t be denied the win after a couple of late restarts, running the bottom line to perfection as Bland came home second ahead of Beauchamp, Brandon Mattox and Scott Hampton. In the UMP Modified feature, Bruce made the most of starting on the pole, wiring the field despite several strong challenges. James Walters gave Bruce an early battle before the Bloomington driver began to open up some breathing room by lap 10. However, Jeff Deckard and Caleb Demoss were working to close the gap ahead of Richie Lex and Scott Ricketts. A caution flag on lap 15 re-set the field as Lex got a big run on the restart and began to close on the lead group of Bruce and Deckard. Lex would make the pass into the second spot with a couple laps to go and pulled even with Bruce. Coming into the final two corners, Lex ran the high line into three as Bruce got a bit sideways in turn four. However, Bruce was able to out drag race Lex to the finish line to win by several feet. Deckard held down third ahead of Walters and Dustin Beck. In the UMP Super Stock feature, Newgent took the lead in the opening couple laps and didn’t look back on the way to the win ahead of Wes McClara. The pair started on the front row and held the rest of the field at bay to run 1-2 as Steve Hollars snagged third ahead of Aubrey Eagan and Kenny Carmichael Sr. The final feature of the night provided another battle to the wire as Neal was able to track down initial leader, Josh Litton, with three laps remaining. Litton held the top spot from the opening green flag with David Bumgardner running second ahead of CJ Bryan and Neal. The lead pack quickly found lapped traffic by lap eight and one lap later a mechanical issue in Bryan’s car caused the No. 86 car to get upside down to bring out the red flag. Bryan was able to walk away from the incident. When the field went green once again, Litton maintained his lead as Neal closed on his rear bumper with five laps remaining. Neal pulled even with Litton and edged ahead moments before a caution slowed the field. Neal restarted out front and held down the top spot over the final two circuits as Bumgardner placed third ahead of Jordan Almanza and Jason Hunt.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Dave Darland, 2. Jeff Bland Jr., 3. Brent Beauchamp, 4. Brandon Mattox, 5. Scott Hampton, 6. Nate McMillin, 7. Koby Barksdale, 8. Dakota Jackson, 9. Kent Christian, 10. Bub Cummings, 11. Josh Cunningham, 12. Chris Phillips, 13. Kyle Robbins, 14. Tim Creech II, 15. AJ Hopkins, 16. Shane Cockrum, 17. Braxton Cummings, 18. Jadon Rogers, 19. Tony DiMattia, 20. Cole Ketcham B-main winner: Phillips Heat winners: Hopkins, DiMattia, Darland

UMP Modified feature 1. Roy Bruce Jr., 2. Richie Lex, 3. Jeff Deckard, 4. James Walters, 5. Dustin Beck, 6. Caleb DeMoss, 7. Tyler Loughmiller, 8. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 9. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 10. Jake Leitzman, 11. Jay Humphrey Jr., 12. Jesse Cramer, 13. Paul Bumgardner, 14. Sydney Landes, 15. Dave Popielarz, 16. Scott Ricketts, 17. Josh McDaniel, 18. Brent Hudson, 19. Jason Clark, 20. RJ Pruitt B-main winner: Cramer Heat winners: Bumgardner, Leitzman, Deckard, Pruitt

 

 

Ryan Bowers Wins UMSS Portion of Richert Memorial For Second Time New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (9-9-17)

Once again the weather was outstanding for the running of the 17th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial race at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday evening September 9. And once again, Ryan Bowers of Ham Lake sat in Rock Auto Victory Lane following his first UMSS win of the season. Bowers won this event back in 2014 driving for the Mastell Brothers Racing team. Switch gears to 2017, and Bowers is now behind the wheel of the potent Seidenkranz Brothers sprinter. For the 2015-2016 UMSS Champion Bowers, it was his 11th career UMSS winged sprint car feature victory. Bowers and his team earned $1,500 for their efforts from a purse that was in excess of $8,000.

Brooke Tatnell was looking to make it two straight in UMSS competition and add another win to his series-leading 33 victories. Tatnell took the lead from Bowers on lap 13 and looked like he would do just that. On lap 21, Tatnell's Protofab 14 sprinter suddenly had a trail of smoke pour out from behind it entering turn three and Tatnell drove the car to the infield off of turn four. Bowers inherited the lead back and held off all challengers for his second Richert Memorial title.

The fantastic weather drew a field of 70 sprint cars in the three divisions on the program. The UMSS winged sprints drew 21 cars. Three heat races were run with Gregg Bakker, Derrik Lusk and Scott Bogucki picking up the wins. Two Challenge races rounded out the double qualifiers, as Tatnell and Bogucki were the winners. In the first Challenge race, Skylar Prochaska took a wild ride in turn two after hooking a rut in turn one and flipped over several times. Although Prochaska was okay, his Weisman sprinter was done for the night. Under the red, leader Mark Toews had his sprinter pushed to the pits with apparent engine problems and was also out of action for the remainder of the evening.

The battle for the Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports Series got interesting after the double round of qualifiers, as point leader Lusk had been called for a jump at the start of his heat race and Graf, who is second behind Lusk, got collected in a mishap at the start of the second Challenge race and had to restart at the tail minus his front nose wing. Bowers, sitting third in the Midwest Power points, did not have any issues and found himself on the outside front row for the feature. Bogucki would fire from the pole while Eric Lutz and Tatnell rolled off from row two. Graf and Lusk started seventh and eighth respectively for the 25 lap feature.

A spirited battle between Bowers and Bogucki took place at the drop of the green and culminated on the back stretch on the fourth lap of the feature when Bogucki tried to duck underneath Bowers. Tight quarters saw Bogucki make slight contact with the inside concrete wall near the end of the back straight and spin into the infield. His car was not damaged and Bogucki restarted 17th. Meanwhile Bowers continued to lead while Tatnell worked his way to second with Eric Lutz in third. Lutz suddenly pulled to the infield several laps later and was out of the race. The second and final caution waved when Chase Viebrock rolled to a stop in turn four with a broken rear end in his sprinter with 11 laps scored. Tatnell and Bowers swapped slide jobs over the course of the next couple of laps before Tatnell gained the advantage and lead.

Just when it was looking like Tatnell might race to his third Richert Memorial victory in UMSS competition, misfortune struck on lap 21 and he was out of the race. No caution was necessary, as Tatnell quickly drove his car to the infield. Bowers inherited the lead back. Not that we needed any more drama, but another very interesting story was developing. Bogucki had raced his way from the back of the field on the first restart all the way back up to second. Without a caution to close the gap on Bowers, Bogucki crossed the finish line in second. The story continues though, as in post-race tech Bogucki was DQed for not having any mufflers on his car, adding more drama to an already interesting feature race. All cars behind Bogucki moved up one spot in the final finishing order. Two-time and defending Midwest Power Series Champion Graf finished second ahead of current Midwest Power point leader Lusk. Bakker and Jamey Ogston rounded out the top five. Ogston arrived late, as he and his crew needed to make repairs following a crash in IRA action at Superior the night before. Completing the top ten finishers was Dean Brown, Wayne Modjeski, Rick Kobs, Kevin Bradwell and 305 racer Jeremy Schultz. Four cars were unable to start the feature due to mechanical problems or crashes. They included Prochaska, Toews, Jason Tostenson and Ronnie Erickson.

The Richert family and numerous sponsors always do a great job at adding bonus money to the UMSS portion of the program. In addition to the Midwest Power and GRP Motorsports money for their series, the Richert family (and sponsors) added money to the final 13 positions in the feature race. Rick Mastell from Mastell Brothers Racing also added three $100 bonuses. The UMSS Hard Charger Award went to Rick Kobs with a +10 gain. The UMSS Tough Luck Award had plenty of candidates. It ended up going to series regular Chase Viebrock. The final UMSS award from Mastell was a 10th place bonus that went to Jeremy Schultz. Traditional driver Tony Klose won the drawing at the drivers meeting for a free right rear Hoosier tire, as both UMSS divisions were eligible. Last place finishers in each feature also earned a special bonus from an anonymous donor via the Richert family. Those went to Elliot Amdahl in the UMSS winged sprints and Jimmy Kouba in the Traditional sprints. Drivers had to make an attempt to start the feature in order to be eligible.

All-in-all it was another great evening at the Richert Memorial for an event that honors the racing career of the "Rim Riding Gopher" and multi-time IMCA Champion Jerry Richert, Sr. of Forest Lake. Ian Madsen picked up his second Richert Memorial win in the IRA 410 Outlaw sprint portion of the program. The UMSS winged sprints will close out their season with two races next weekend. The inaugural appearance at the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa will come on Friday evening September 15. The following night the series will head east a bit and close out the season at the Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday evening September 16. The battle for the Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports Series title is a good one with Derrik Lusk leading Chris Graf and Ryan Bowers coming into the final weekend. Graf pretty much has the 2017 UMSS season point title locked up. The main focus will be for the Midwest Power championship, as several strong competitors are expected to be on hand to compete in both races. The IRA 410 Outlaw sprints and the UMSS Traditional sprints will also be part of each racing program on the final weekend of the season. Keep tabs on all of the UMSS winged sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the red logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway September 9, 2017 (Race #13) 17th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial Race 5 of 7 in Midwest Power Equip/GRP Motorsports Series

Midwest Power/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 64-Ryan Bowers, [2]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf, [8]; 3. 2-Derrik Lusk, [9]; 4. 11X-Gregg Bakker, [5]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston, [10]; 6. 1-Dean Brown, [6]; 7. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, [11]; 8. N1-Rick Kobs, [18]; 9. 77-Kevin Bradwell, [13]; 10. 33S-Jeremy Schultz, [12]; 11. 7M-Bob McVitty, [15]; 12. 91A-Reed Allex, [14]; 13. (DNF) 14-Brooke Tatnell, [4]; 14. (DNF) 6-Eric Lutz, [3]; 15. (DNF) 50-Chase Viebrock, [7]; 16. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [17]; (DNS) 36-Jason Tostenson, ; (DNS) 5T-Mark Toews, ; (DNS) 35-Skylar Prochaska, ; (DNS) 62-Ronnie Erickson, ; (DQ) 84-Scott Bogucki, [1] Lap Leaders: Bowers 1-12, Tatnell 13-20, Bowers 21-25. (2) cautions. First yellow for 84 spin on back stretch while attempting to take lead from 64 with 3 laps scored. Second yellow for 50 stopped turn 4 with rear end failure. 14 broke while leading. 84 DQed in post-race tech for no mufflers.

Challenge Race 1 (10 Laps): 1. 14-Brooke Tatnell, [5]; 2. 64-Ryan Bowers, [7]; 3. 50-Chase Viebrock, [4]; 4. 1-Dean Brown, [6]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston, [2]; 6. 77-Kevin Bradwell, [11]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex, [10]; 8. (DNF) 5T-Mark Toews, [3]; 9. (DNF) 35-Skylar Prochaska, [1]; 10. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [8]; (DNS) N1-Rick Kobs, Lap Leaders: Prochaska 1-5, Toews 6-8, Tatnell 9-10. (1) red for 35 flip turn 2 with 8 laps scored. 5T was leading at the time but pushed to the pits under the red with apparent engine issue. Tatnell inherited the lead and led the remaining two laps.

Challenge Race 2 (10 Laps): 1. 84-Scott Bogucki, [8]; 2. 6-Eric Lutz, [7]; 3. 11X-Gregg Bakker, [6]; 4. 2-Derrik Lusk, [3]; 5. 20G-Chris Graf, [4]; 6. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, [5]; 7. 33S-Jeremy Schultz, [9]; 8. 7M-Bob McVitty, [10]; 9. (DNF) 36-Jason Tostenson, [1]; 10. (DNF) 62-Ronnie Erickson, [2] Lap Leader: Bogucki 1-10. (2) yellows. On initial start 62 slow, collected 20G & 11x. 62 on hook, 20G tagged tail minus front wing. 11x kept going with front wing damage. Second yellow with 5 laps scored when 2 spun turn 3 while attempting to pass 11x. 2 tagged tail.

Heat 1 (7 Laps): 1. 64-Ryan Bowers, [5]; 2. 11X-Gregg Bakker, [1]; 3. 50-Chase Viebrock, [2]; 4. 62-Ronnie Erickson, [4]; 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska, [6]; 6. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [3]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex, [7] Lap Leaders: Bakker 1-6, Bowers 7. No cautions. Note: 35 Prochaska docked two positions at the finish for jumping the initial start.

Heat 2 (7 Laps): 1. 6-Eric Lutz, [3]; 2. 14-Brooke Tatnell, [4]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf, [5]; 4. 2-Derrik Lusk, [2]; 5. 36-Jason Tostenson, [1]; 6. 33S-Jeremy Schultz, [7]; 7. 7M-Bob McVitty, [6] Lap Leaders: Lusk 1-6, Lutz 7. No cautions. 2 Lusk docked two spots for jumping initial start.

Heat 3 (7 Laps): 1. 84-Scott Bogucki, [2]; 2. 1-Dean Brown, [4]; 3. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, [3]; 4. 5T-Mark Toews, [6]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston, [7]; 6. (DNF) N1-Rick Kobs, [5]; 7. (DNF) 77-Kevin Bradwell, [1] Lap Leader: Bogucki 1-7. (1) yellow on initial start when 77 broke.

 

 

The Wait is Over, Mike Mueller Wins Traditional Sprint Feature at Cedar Lake New Richmond, WI

 By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (9-9-17)

The wait is over at Cedar Lake Speedway for Mike Mueller. It had been a little over five years ago when Mueller won in the Pro Stock division at the famous western Wisconsin dirt oval. Since then Mueller moved into the UMSS Traditional sprint cars and has won several feature races at other area tracks, but that elusive victory at Cedar Lake had eluded him until Saturday night September 9 during the running of the 17th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial. The Traditional sprints were racing for the fourth time at this prestigious event, and Mueller drove around race leader Brian VanMeveren on lap 17 on his way to Rock Auto Victory Lane. For Traditional Sprint Car Series point leader Mueller, it was his fourth win of the season and tenth since joining the non-winged sprint car ranks in 2013 when he won the rookie title. With just a couple of point races left, Mueller has built a comfortable margin over his fellow competitors in his bid to become the 2017 series champion.

With superb weather, the 17th edition of the Richert Memorial drew a field of 70 sprint cars in the three divisions. The Traditional sprints turned out a very good field of 22 cars. Three heat races were run with VanMeveren, 2016 TSCS Champion Rick Kobs subbing for Ty Sampair in the N1 car, and 2015 Richert Memorial winner Jake Kouba picking up the wins. The top four cars in passing points, which included the three heat race winners and July 7 first-time winner Anna Hippe, drew for starting positions in the first two rows of the 25 lap feature. VanMeveren and Kobs were on the front row with Jake Kouba and Hippe in row two.

VanMeveren, who won for the first time himself at CLS back on July 29, immediately blasted into the early lead. Fifth starter Mueller slipped back a couple of spots in the early laps. Mueller moved up off the bottom of the track where several of lead cars were racing and began moving forward. The lone caution of the race flew when Tony Norem spun around on the front stretch with 11 laps scored. Mueller was up to third for the restart and timed his start well going to second by the completion of lap 12. VanMeveren continued to lead until lap 17 when Mueller drove around him on the outside for the top spot. Mueller would not be seriously challenged after that and went on to record his first CLS feature win. VanMeveren, Jake Kouba, Kobs and Cam Schafer completed the top five. Schafer won the $100 GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award after advancing twelve positions from his 17th starting spot! Rounding out the top ten finishers was Hippe, Scott Brandt, Neal Matuska, Caley Emerson and August 19 first-time feature winner Brad Peterson. Seventeen of the 20 cars that took the green flag were running at the finish. Jimmy Kouba, driving the Pellersels 22 sprinter, attempted to fire off but returned to the pits while Hunter Custer was scratched after hot laps with an engine issue.

The Traditional sprints will try for the third consecutive year to race on Thursday night September 14 at the Legendary 100 at Cedar Lake. The previous two attempts in 2015 and 2016 rained out, so maybe the third time will be the charm. It is a non-point event. Following the Legendary 100 race, the Traditional sprint cars will close out their season at the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa on Friday night September 15 and at the Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday September 16. Weather permitting, the Spencer race will mark the first time the Traditional sprints have ventured to Iowa. They were scheduled to race in Iowa on August 26 at Decorah, but rainy weather forced cancellation of that event. Keep tabs on all of the Traditional sprint car racing action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com and clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway September 9, 2017 (Race #19) 17th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller, [5]; 2. 24-Brian VanMeveren, [1]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba, [3]; 4. N1-Rick Kobs, [2]; 5. 14-Cam Schafer, [17]; 6. 16-Anna Hippe, [4]; 7. 7-Scott Brandt, [13]; 8. 48-Neal Matuska, [10]; 9. 15E-Caley Emerson, [11]; 10. 93-Brad Peterson, [8]; 11. 99-Bryan Roach, [7]; 12. 11-James Giossi, [18]; 13. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [19]; 14. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [9]; 15. 34-Denny Stordahl, [12]; 16. 90-Tony Klose, [16]; 17. 33C-Cody Emmans, [15]; 18. (DNF) 1-Tony Norem, [6]; 19. (DNF) 55-Joseph Kouba, [14]; 20. (DNF) 23-Jake Hendrickson, [20]; 21. (DNF) 22-Jimmy Kouba, [21]; (DNS) 29-Hunter Custer, Lap Leaders: VanMeveren 1-16, Mueller 17-25. (1) yellow with 11 laps scored for 1 spin on front stretch.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 24-Brian VanMeveren, [3]; 2. 99-Bryan Roach, [1]; 3. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [2]; 4. 15E-Caley Emerson, [4]; 5. 34-Denny Stordahl, [6]; 6. 14-Cam Schafer, [5]; 7. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III, [7]; (DNS) 29-Hunter Custer, Lap Leaders: Lewerer 1, VanMeveren 2-10. (1) yellow for 12 spin turn 2 with 7 laps scored.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. N1-Rick Kobs, [4]; 2. 1-Tony Norem, [2]; 3. 48-Neal Matuska, [1]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller, [7]; 5. 7-Scott Brandt, [6]; 6. 11-James Giossi, [3]; 7. (DNF) 22-Jimmy Kouba, [5] Lap Leaders: Norem 1-9, Kobs 10. (1) yellow for 22 spin turn 3 with 1 lap scored.

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba, [3]; 2. 93-Brad Peterson, [1]; 3. 16-Anna Hippe, [5]; 4. 55-Joseph Kouba, [2]; 5. 33C-Cody Emmans, [4]; 6. 90-Tony Klose, [7]; 7. (DNF) 23-Jake Hendrickson, [6] Lap Leaders: Peterson 1-3, Jake Kouba 4=10. No cautions.

 

 

Foos earns 2nd Fremont 410 win; Reed claims 7th track title

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – DJ Foos sliced his way through lapped traffic like a surgeon to claim his second 410 sprint win of the season at Fremont Speedway Saturday, Sept. 9 on Kistler Racing Products Night. It was the second win of the season at “The Track That Action Built” for the Fremont, Ohio native.

“Wow, to go through what we have gone through the past month and then come out here and get a win says a lot about this team. I had to make some moves in lapped traffic that were close. I ran the bottom to see what was done there and when Lee (Jacobs) opened the top in three and four…it was just too good up there for me not to take it,” said Foos beside his Jet Express, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines, JLH General Contractor, NAPA of Bryan; Shelluke’s Bar & Grill backed machine.

Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed came into the season championship night third in points, but a good qualifying effort, a heat race win and a fourth place feature finish propelled him to his 7th Fremont Speedway track championship.

“I usually don’t pay too much attention to heat races other than to make sure I make the transfer. Then I started doing the math and was like ‘I got a chance at this.’ I want to thank Fremont based Crown Battery for all they do for us and the great fans at Fremont Speedway,” Reed said.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature was worth the price of the ticket as Bobby Clark, Paul Weaver and Nate Dussel battled each other and lapped traffic the last five laps. A caution with three laps to go gave Clark a clear track and the Fremont, Ohio driver scored his first win of the season and the 35th of his career at Fremont Speedway. It comes after Clark took a nasty spill last weekend at Waynesfield Raceway Park. Clark now sits 12th on the track’s all-time win list.

“I’m down to one car so I’m glad I got to start closer to the front tonight…I could be more careful that way. It’s been a terrible year; we’ve struggled all year. About the last month or so we figured some things out and the car’s been really good when I’m not crashing. I was glad to see that caution because I was having fits in lapped traffic. Every where I went they went to the same spot. I saw Paul (Weaver) the one time…I was comfortable with three to go but I was still waiting for the slide job,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence, Kear’s Speed Shop, B&L Plumbing, Shelluke’s Bar, Nagy’s Equipment, Miller Rigging, Bit D’s Pizza, Schiet’s Motorsports, Willey’s Towing backed machine.

Dussel’s third place finish earned him a second consecutive track championship.

“I really didn’t come out here to point race…I kind of felt like we got that out of the way last year. We really wanted to win. This definitely helps considering we won two races this whole year and I feel like we’re a much better team than that. I didn’t want to see that last caution. Right before that I bounced it off the back stretch wall and I think I either bent the ladder or bent the right rear wheel and all of a sudden I could get rolling the bottom better,” said Dussel.

Wayne, Ohio’s John Brooks led flag to flag for his third win of the year in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models. Brooks’ eighth career win at the track also garnered him his second straight track title.

“It took a little bit this year getting this car figured out. We had it working pretty good but made some changes today and put it on the scales and the scales broke. We didn’t know what we had. Then we loaded it in the trailer and the right front shock was broke too. It was a hell of a day but it worked out. Chris adjusted on it…it wasn’t worth a crap in hot laps. But he got it working good later,” said Brooks beside his Snack Time Vending, Foster Auto Repair backed #00.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti continued his domination in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks, recording his seventh feature win of the year. It marks is 39th career victory at Fremont Speedway, moving him to 11th on the track’s all-time win list.

“The guys give me a phenomenal truck once again. We had some issues and didn’t get to hot lap but the Jeff Babcock got it all figured out and here we are again. What a season,” said Valenti beside his A Plus Auto Center; Best Performance; Craig Miller Trucking; Dave Story Equipment; Real Geese backed #7B.

Fremont, Ohio’s Dustin Keegan drove to a third place finish to earn his first ever Fremont Speedway dirt truck track title.

“My dad and all the crew have given me a great truck all season. This is unbelievable…I used to sit in those stands and hope I’d get to race here one day and now to win a track championship…this is fantastic,” said an emotional Keegan.

Lee Jacobs and Foos led the field to green for the 30 lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main with Jacobs gaining the advantage over Foos, Bryan Broughton, Travis Philo, Chris Andrews, Valenti and Reed. Foos took several looks to Jacob’s inside over the first hand full of laps with Philo driving into third on lap six. The leaders caught the back of the field on lap eight with Jacobs maintaining the lead over Foos, Philo, Andrews, Broughton, Reed, Broc Martin and Valenti.

Foos and Jacobs switched lines in turns three and four on lap 14 and Foos powered into the lead as they raced into very heavy lapped traffic. A caution at the half way point gave Jacobs a shot at regaining the lead but Foos was too strong on the restart. Andrews took third n lap 17 and started to close on Foos and Jacobs while Philo and Reed battled for fourth. With eight laps remaining Foos raced into very heavy lapped traffic and Jacobs and Andrews closed.

Jacobs took several looks to Foos’ inside while the leader was hung up behind a lapped car. Foos made some daring moves in traffic the last hand full of laps and drove to the win over Jacobs, Andres, Reed and Philo

Matt Foos and Jimmy McGrath paced the field for the 25 lap 305 sprint A-main with Foos jumping into the lead at the drop of the green. Following a caution after a lap was scored, Foos again maintained the lead as Tyler Street jumped into second over McGrath, Clark, Joe Armbruster and 12th starting Weaver. Clark moved into third on lap three with Weaver taking fourth a circuit later. Street spun while running second on lap seven.

Clark powered under Foos for the lead on lap nine as Weaver applied pressure for the runner-up spot finally taking it on lap 14. Weaver methodically cut into Clark’s lead and as they raced into heavy lapped traffic with seven laps to go, took several looks to Clark’s outside for the lead. Weaver made a big bobble on the cushion in turns three and four with four laps to go, as Dussel dove to his inside with Clark in both of their sights. But, a caution with three laps to go gave Clark a clear track and he was able to drive to the win over Weaver, Dussel, John Ivy and Jamie Miller.

Brooks and Keegan brought the field to green for the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model A-main with Brooks jumping into the lead. Ky Harper took second on lap two and pressured Brooks. Several cautions in the opening five laps kept the field close but when the green flew with 10 laps to go, Brooks had his hands full with Harper and Chester Fitch. While battling for second on lap eight, Harper and Fitch made heavy contact, ending Fitch’s night.

Brooks hit his marks perfectly with the remaining six laps and drove to the win over Harper, Keegan, Brad Mitten and Skeeter Fitch.

Mitten and Brad Stuckey led the field to green for the 20 lap dirt truck feature with Mitten gaining the upper hand. Stuckey led laps two and three by a front bumper with Valenti taking the top spot on lap four just before a multi-truck crash. The race would go the rest of the way caution free.

Valenti drove away from the field while the battle for second heated up involving Stuckey, Kent Brewer, Keith Sorg and Daniel Roepke. With eight laps in Valenti’s lead was about eight truck lengths with Roepke now second followed closely by Brewer, Stuckey, Keegan, Sorg and Jeff Ward. Valenti took the checkers nearly eight truck lengths ahead of Roepke, Brewer, Keegan and Ward.

Fremont Speedway will play host to the 10th Annual Jim & Joanne Ford Classic Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16. Huge purses are on tap for the 410 sprints both nights…stay tuned for more information! For times and ticket prices go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

Fremont Speedway

Season Championship Night

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

Kistler Racing Products

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410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.22B-Ryan Broughton, 12.365; 2.5T-Travis Philo, 12.413; 3.23-DJ Foos, 12.551; 4.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.602; 5.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.718; 6.16-Chris Andrews, 12.725; 7.5-Byron Reed, 12.750; 8.97-Broc Martin, 12.760; 9.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.858; 10.45L-Brian Lay, 12.858; 11.27L-Brad Lamberson, 12.913; 12.45-Trevor Baker, 12.942; 13.60-Jody Keegan, 12.942; 14.2+-Brian Smith, 12.942; 15.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.958; 16.22D-Josh Davis, 12.962; 17.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.345; 18.18D-Bobby Distel, 13.414; 19.4-Tracy Hines, 99.190; 20.14H-Todd Heller, 99.630; 21.8J-Jess Stiger, 99.820;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[5] ; 6. 22D-Josh Davis[6] ; 7. 4-Tracy Hines[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 5. 27L-Brad Lamberson[1] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 45-Trevor Baker[1] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 18D-Bobby Distel[6] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[7]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)

1. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[7] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 7. 97-Broc Martin[8] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[10] ; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[14] ; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron[17] ; 12. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 13. 60-Jody Keegan[13] ; 14. 68G-Tyler Gunn[15] ; 15. 45-Trevor Baker[12] ; 16. 4-Tracy Hines[19] ; 17. 27L-Brad Lamberson[11] ; 18. 22D-Josh Davis[16] ; 19. 8J-Jess Stiger[20] ; 20. 18D-Bobby Distel[18]

Hard Charger: 22M-Dan McCarron +6

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Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[5] ; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 6. 21-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 8. 66D-Chase Dunham[9] ; 9. 17J-Jeff Mills[4]

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

1. 8-Bobby CLark[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[8] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 73-Joe Armbruster[3] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[5] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 7. 88N-Mike Burkin[7] ; 8. 44-Kyle Farmer[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 21-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 4. 66D-Chase Dunham[7] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 6. 44-Kyle Farmer[9] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[8] ; 9. 17J-Jeff Mills[10] ; 10. 88N-Mike Burkin[6]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby CLark[5] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[12] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 5. 66-Jamie Miller[10] ; 6. 2F-Matt Foos[1] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[13] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[2] ; 9. 21-Dustin Stroup[16] ; 10. 19R-Steve Rando[17] ; 11. 73-Joe Armbruster[4] ; 12. 47-Matt Lucius[15] ; 13. 12-Kyle Capodice[11] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 15. 36-Seth Schneider[14] ; 16. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 17. 25-Jason Keckler[18] ; 18. 7M-Brandon Moore[20] ; 19. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 20. 66D-Chase Dunham[19]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +10

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 4s-Keith Sorg[2] ; 2. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[3] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 4. 33H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 5. 99-Gene Potridge[8] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[5] ; 7. 51W-Thomas Anderson[6] ; 8. 45M-Brian Melnek Jr[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 3. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 5. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[7] ; 6. 37-Eric DeVanna[4] ; 7. P51-Paul Brown JR[6] ; 8. 4X-Jimmy Sebetto[3]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[2] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[5] ; 3. 5s-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 4. 32-Kevin Phillips[1] ; 5. 49X-Noah Wagner[3] ; 6. 3-Andy Earnhart[4] ; 7. 6K-Willie Keegan[7]

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

1. 37-Eric DeVanna[2] ; 2. P51-Paul Brown JR[5] ; 3. 4X-Jimmy Sebetto[8] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 5. 51W-Thomas Anderson[4] ; 6. 3-Andy Earnhart[3]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 88-Danny Roepke Jr[8] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[12] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[9] ; 6. 5s-Brad Stuckey[2] ; 7. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 8. 23m-Brad Mitten[1] ; 9. P51-Paul Brown JR[17] ; 10. 32-Kevin Phillips[10] ; 11. 4X-Jimmy Sebetto[18] ; 12. 51W-Thomas Anderson[20] ; 13. 99-Gene Potridge[13] ; 14. 1H-Zeth Sabo[19] ; 15. 911-Mark Kachnmeister[5] ; 16. 33H-Dan Hennig[11] ; 17. 49X-Noah Wagner[15] ; 18. 16-Jim Holcomb[6] ; 19. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[14] ; 20. 37-Eric DeVanna[16]

Hard Charger: 17x-Dustin Keegan +8

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Heat 1 (6 Laps)

1. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[6] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 4. 00-John Brooks[9] ; 5. 5-Chester Fitch III[1] ; 6. 6-Brad Mitten[5] ; 7. 27K-Jay King[3] ; 8. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[8] ; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller[2]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 00-John Brooks[1] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[3] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 4. 6-Brad Mitten[6] ; 5. 5-Chester Fitch III[5] ; 6. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 7. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 8. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[8] ; 9. 27K-Jay King[7]

 

 

Sellers Earns Sprint Series of Oklahoma “Pat Suchy Memorial!”

Meeker, Oklahoma – September 8, 2017 - Robert Sellers took advantage of race-long leader Loyd Clevenger’s misfortune to claim victory as the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products made their final appearance of the season at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma for the running of the second annual “Pat Suchy Memorial.”

Clevenger and leading rookie contender Tristan Oakes started on the front row for the thirty-lap-feature with Clevenger briefly taking the lead on the initial green. Only one lap was complete when the first caution of the night fell when Justin Mowry and Eric Mathews tangled at the bottom of turn two.

The restart saw Clevenger motor out into the lead with Oakes, third-starting Robert Sellers, Steven Shebester and Tanner Conn the top five. Clevenger kept a comfortable advantage over the field and began reaching slower cars on lap seven.

At the races midway point it was still Clevenger holding on to a three-car-length advantage over Oakes with Sellers, Shebester and Gary Owens all giving chase. The caution would wave again on lap thirteen with Tanner Conn spinning in the middle of turn four.

With the front runners on Clevengers rear bumper on the restart, that didn’t detour the leader and he would open a half-stretch lead over Oakes before again encountering lapped traffic on lap sixteen. With ten laps to go his lead would shrink to three car lengths while behind him, tenth starting and reigning series champion Andy Shouse made his way into the fourth position.

The complexion of the race changed when Clevenger and the lapped car of Cody Jarvis got together entering turn three with Clevenger taking a tumble. Oakes was also involved with Clevenger, who was uninjured in the roll over, done for the night while Oakes entered the work area where he would return.

With Clevenger and Oakes misfortune Sellers, aboard the Michael Gossman #54 sprinter, found himself in the lead on the restart.

One lap later, the final caution of the night fell when Blake Dacus and series point leader Jake Martens got together in a battle for the sixth position in turn four with significant damage ending both drivers night. Clevenger would earn the races Allen Crawford “hard luck” $100 award.

Marten would be credited with a seventeenth-place finish and his season-long point lead coming to an end.

On the final restart, it was all Sellers as he would hold off a fast closing Shouse to take earn his first series victory in his first career start. Shebester would settle for third while Owens and Joe Wood, Jr. rounding out the top five.

Cody Whitworth, who earned the fourth and final transfer position out of the “B” feature, worked himself up through the field from his twentieth starting position to earn the races Jennings Garage “hard charger” award with a sixth-place finish.

The four, eight lap heat races for the twenty-five-car field were won by Conn, Clevenger, Owens and Shebester with Mowery topping the twelve-lap “B” feature.

Monty Ferriera of Fresno, California earned the Allen Crawford $100 “longest tow” award. Next up for the SSO will be the 2017 season finale at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore this coming Friday night.

Officials and staff with the SSO would like to thank the following for their support and contribution to the “Pat Suchy Memorial” purse, the largest in the tours two-year history: Red Dirt Raceway, Louis Boyd Racing Engines, Tim Young, Allen Crawford, Jennings Garage, Terry Coker, Carter Maxwell, Bobby Laden, Becca Ter Steege, Jerry Clifton Medlin, Martens Machine Shop, Wood Racing, Messmer Racing, Victory Motorsports, Bishop Racing Components, Pete Haskin, Sidney Long, Outlaw Wings, Gerald Brand Racing Engines, Danny Holloway, Mikes Machine Shop and David Stutkins, Jr. (Dirt Unlimited).

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Red Dirt Raceway/Meeker, Oklahoma

September 8, 2017

25 Cars

Saldana Racing Products 1st Heat: 1) Tanner Conn, 2) Robert Sellers, 3) Blake Dacus, 4) Josh Toho, 5) Chris Kelly, 6) Cody Whitworth, 7) Chase Smith

Keizer Wheels 2nd Heat: 1) Loyd Clevenger, 2) Joe Wood, Jr. 3) Jake Martens, 4) Zach Blurton, 5) Justin Lowry, 6) Monty Ferrier

C.S.I. 3rd Heat: 1) Gary Owens, 2) Eric Matthews, 3) Tristan Oakes, 4) Mike Scott, 5) Sterling Hoff, 6) Dillon Laden Pyrotech 4th Heat: 1) Steven Shebester, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) Warren Fields, 4) Cody Jarvis, 5) Jerry Jumper, 6) Justin Fisk

B Feature (top 4 transfer) 1) Justin Mowry, 2) Dillon Laden, 3) Jerry Jumper, 4) Cody Whitworth, 5) Monty Ferriera, 6) Chris Kelly, 7) Justin Fisk, 8) Chase Smith, 9) Sterling Hoff

A Feature (30 Laps) 1) Robert Sellers, 2) Andy Shouse, 3) Steven Shebester, 4) Gary Owens, 5) Joe Wood, Jr., 6) Zach Blurton, 7) Josh Toho, 8) Dillon Laden, 9) Tristan Oakes, 10) Tanner Conn, 11) Cody Whitworth, 12) Eric Matthews, 13) Warren Fields, 14) Cody Jarvis, 15) Jerry Jumper, 16) Blake Dacus, 17) Jake Martens, 18) Loyd Clevenger, 19) Mike Scott, 20) Justin Mowry

 

 

Thomas Kennedy Claims Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Challenge Qualifier at River Cities Speedway

 Story & Photo by Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (September 8, 2017) – Thomas Kennedy started fifth on the 24-car grid for the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprint Car Blazin’ Challenge feature before taking the lead and lapping up to fifth place in the process. ​ It took the driver of the Kennedy Floorings No. 21K exactly half the race to make it up to leaders Nick Omdahl and Austin Pierce, but once he did, he was able to get by them and set sail.

“The car was great. It took me about five laps to get my rhythm going because there was so much going on in front of me,” said Kennedy in RydellCars.com Victory Lane. “I just tried to be patient because you can’t win the race on the first lap. Once I got into cleaner air, I was able to pick them off one by one and take the lead.”

Kennedy took the lead on lap 13 and opened up a sizeable lead while Omdahl and Pierce fought for second. With five to go, Kennedy had nearly a half lap lead over the rest of the field, but the caution flew with four laps remaining. Omdahl, Pierce, and Mark Dobmeier, who started 19th after having to transfer to the B-main because a wreck in his heat, all lined up right on Kennedy’s rear bumper for the restart.

Two laps were completed before another yellow waved. Pierce and Dobmeier were both able to move by Omdahl before the caution was displayed.

“On the restart with four to go, I don’t think I got a very good start because I got tight,” continued Kennedy. “But on the last restart I picked a different time to take off and it seemed to work a lot better for me.”

Pierce and Dobmeier engaged in a heated battle for second as the race went back to green, which allowed Kennedy to open up a 10 car length lead and take the win; his seventh of the season overall. Dobmeier stole second from Pierce at the line as Jade Hastings snuck into the fourth and final transfer spot for Saturday’s $8,200-to-win Blazin’ Challenge.

​A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [7]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [19]; 3. 2A-Austin Pierce, [5]; 4. 8H-Jade Hastings, [4]; 5. 0-Nick Omdahl, [2]; 6. 82-Dusty Zomer, [6]; 7. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, [20]; 8. 27-Chris Ranten, [8]; 9. 20G-Lee Grosz, [1]; 10. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [22]; 11. 8-Casey Mack, [14]; 12. 14-Tom Egeland, [16]; 13. 99-Jordan Graham, [13]; 14. 10TRB-Bob Martin, [11]; 15. 4M-Cale Mack, [24]; 16. 13T-Ty Hanten, [12]; 17. 24-Jon Sorenson, [18]; 18. 22-Tanner Wisk, [21]; 19. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, [15]; 20. 12-Brayden Pengilly, [23]; 21. (DNF) 91M-Jackson Moffett, [9]; 22. (DNF) 6-Zach Wilde, [3]; 23. (DNF) 8C-Jack Croaker, [17]; 24. (DNF) 9N-Wade Nygaard, [10]

B Feature 1: 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier, [8]; 2. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, [10]; 3. 22-Tanner Wisk, [2]; 4. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [7]; 5. 12-Brayden Pengilly, [4]; 6. 4M-Cale Mack, [5]; 7. 2K-Kevin Ingle, [1]; 8. (DNF) 3M-Marcus Rothenbacher, [3]; 9. (DNF) 31-Shane Roemeling, [9]; (DNS) 26-Blake Egeland, ​

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 27-Chris Ranten, [9]; 2. 91M-Jackson Moffett, [1]; 3. 8H-Jade Hastings, [8]; 4. 10TRB-Bob Martin, [6]; 5. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, [4]; 6. (DNF) 26-Blake Egeland, [2]; 7. (DNF) 17B-Ryan Bickett, [3]; 8. (DNF) 13-Mark Dobmeier, [7]; 9. (DNF) 31-Shane Roemeling, [10]; 10. (DNF) 6N-Greg Nikitenko, [5] Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 82-Dusty Zomer, [4]; 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [1]; 3. 6-Zach Wilde, [6]; 4. 20G-Lee Grosz, [7]; 5. 8-Casey Mack, [5]; 6. 8C-Jack Croaker, [2]; 7. 14-Tom Egeland, [8]; 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle, [9]; 9. 4M-Cale Mack, [3] Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 2A-Austin Pierce, [3]; 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, [9]; 3. 13T-Ty Hanten, [2]; 4. 0-Nick Omdahl, [8]; 5. 99-Jordan Graham, [7]; 6. 24-Jon Sorenson, [1]; 7. 22-Tanner Wisk, [5]; 8. 3M-Marcus Rothenbacher, [4]; 9. 12-Brayden Pengilly, [6]

 

 

Westbrook and DeMan Win on Insta-Insulation Monster Mash Night

By Josh Gordon

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – Sept 8, 2017 – Cool September temperatures did not put a damper on Insta-Insulation Monster Mash Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday as 42 sprint cars packed the pit area for the final races before the 13th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. When the dust settled, it was Dylan Westbrook and Mack DeMan picking up feature wins. KOOL KIDZ/CORR-PAK 360 SPRINT CARS Dylan Westbrook found Victory Lane again with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars. (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media). Cory Turner set the pace early in the 20-lap Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car feature as he jumped out to a lead over pole-sitter Tyler Hendricks.

Hendricks soon found himself skirmishing with Cory’s brother Ryan for second. The two engaged in a side-by-side battle for several laps, which prevented sixth-place starter and track champion Dylan Westbrook from moving into the top three.

On lap 8, Westbrook was finally able to sneak by Hendricks and Ryan Turner, and he immediately began to cut into Cory Turner’s sizeable lead.

Lapped traffic slowed Cory Turner, and by lap 10 Westbrook was already right on his tail. Westbrook expertly navigated the slowed cars by using a low line. He breezed by Turner coming out of turn 2 on lap 14 and cruised to rest of the way to pick up the win. STRICKLAND’S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS Mack DeMan claimed the victory with the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). A scramble start meant that B-Main winner Brian Nanticoke started on the pole for the 20-lap Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car feature. Nanticoke lined up next to Josh Shantz, who used his starting spot to his advantage, leading the first 17 laps.

Shantz’s lead was aided by three cautions in the first nine laps of the race. The yellows meant that he was able to hold off eight-place starter Mack DeMan, who had already moved up to second place.

On lap 17, after a long green flag run, DeMan flew by Shantz using the high side of the racetrack. Lapped traffic prevented any chance of a Shantz comeback in the final two laps as DeMan picked up the win.

Jesse McDonald, Hannah Ferrell, and Ryan Hunsinger fought tooth and nail for third place as Shantz and DeMan combatted for the lead. When checkered flew, McDonald edged Hunsinger for third. A broken nose wing cost Ferrell a shot at the podium, but she was still able to round out the top-five. MECHANICS RACES Two 12-lap mechanics races were run in each of the three weekly Ohsweken Speedway stock car divisions. Jesse McDonald and Kyle Magrin won the Middlesport Mechanical Thunder Stock races. Billy Schwartzenburg and Jeff Farnsworth were at the front of the pack when checkered flew in the two HRW Automotive features. Dustin Longboat and Archie DeBoer picked up victories in the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bomber mechanics races. MONSTER TRUCKS Monster Truck Overkill Evolution was the overall winner for the Monster Truck competition. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Monster trucks Overkill Evolution, Anger Management, and Black Stallion put on a show in between the features, crushing cars in the infield and catching major airtime. The wheelie competition, monster truck races, and freestyle sessions ensured that no car was safe in the Ohsweken infield as all three monster trucks were on a mission to destroy everything in sight.

YouTube star Tanner Fox also dazzled in his first ever appearance in a monster truck. Fox demolished a number of cars with Black Stallion in the infield after his meet and greet with the Ohsweken Speedway fans at the beginning of the night. UP NEXT AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY The 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals is next weekend. The action gets started on Friday night with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals. The night will feature a pair of 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars, plus the Dave McLeod Memorial Shootout, Kevin Ward, Jr. Young Stars Challenge, and the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Saturday night is the $12,000 to win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, plus the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Scramble #2. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT July 21, 2017 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Insta-Insulation Monster Mash Night Total Entries – 42 ———————————————————– Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (15 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps –Time: 5:07.272) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6); 2. 97 Cory Turner (2); 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks (1); 4. 91 Ryan Turner (3); 5. 10 Mitch Brown (8); 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (7); 7. 9 Steve Lyons (5); 8. 1-10 Jake Brown (10); 9. 80 Chris Steele (9); 10. 11 Jamie Turner (11); 11. 0c Cole Macdonald (12); 12. 6 Curtis Gartly (13); 13. 21 John Burbridge Jr. (4); 14. 21J John Burbridge Sr. (15); 15. 01k Mickey Kruchka (14); A-Feature Lap Leaders – Cory Turner 1-14, Dylan Westbrook 15-20; Hard Charger – Dylan Westbrook (+5 – 6th to 1st)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 1:56.852) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 10b Mitch Brown, Brantford, ON (2); 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (1); 3. 14h Jim Huppunen, Fenwick, ON (3); 4. 47x Dylan Westbroook, Oakland, ON (6); 5. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford, ON (4); 6. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines, ON (7); 7. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford, ON (5); 8. 01k Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton, ON (8)

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Pain Court, ON (1); 2. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle, ON, (3); 3. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (2); 4. 21 John Burbridge, St. Williams, ON (7); 5. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre, ON (5); 6. 0c Cole Macdonald, Waterdown, ON (4); DNS 21 John Burbridge Sr., Simcoe, ON

———————————————————– Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (27 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 4 Mack DeMan (8); 2. 18 Josh Shantz (2); 3. 88 Jesse McDonald (17); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (7); 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell (3); 6. 68 Aaron Trukey (14); 7. 6m Eric McGlone (6); 8. 87x Shone Evans (11); 9. 1 Holly Porter (21); 10. 55 Mike Thorne (13); 11. 9c Brian Nanticoke (1); 12. 15 Dan Nanticoke (15); 13. 5d Jacob Dykstra (22); 14. 88h Josh Hansen (12); 15. 9 Paul Ballantyne (10); 16. 7 Caleb Wood (20); 17. 51 Trevor Young (18); 18. 38 Derek Miller (19); 19. 8h Matt Hill (9); DNF. 3x Lofton Schuts (5); DNF. 49h Jerry Hill (23); DNF. 29 Liam Martin (16); DNF. 18x Davey Boughton (4); DNS 5 DJ Christie; A-Feature Lap Leaders – Josh Shantz 1-17, Mack DeMan 18-20; Hard Charger – Jesse McDonald (+14 – 17th to 3rd)

Lucas Oil Products Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Time: 2:03.772) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland, ON, (1); 2. 29 Liam Martin, Binbrook, ON (3); 3. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville, ON (5); 4. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga, ON (7); 5. 6m Eric McGlone, Union, ON (9); 6. 38 Derek Miller, Ohsweken, ON (2); 7. 3x Lofton Shuts, Stoney Creek, ON, (4); 8. 8h Matt Hill, Ohsweken, ON (6); 9. 5 DJ Christie, Beachville, ON (8).

Klotz Automotive Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Time: 2:04.106) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi, ON, (1); 2. 5d Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne, ON (2); 3. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle, ON, 4; 4. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha, ON (8); 5. 15 Dan Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (6); 6. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken, ON (7); 7. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford, ON (3); 8. 19 Brandon Murrell, Gores Landing, ON (9); 9. 51 Trevor Young, Ancaster, ON (5).

Creative Edge Signs & Graphics Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Time: 2:03.518) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia, ON, (2); 2. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville, ON, (4); 3. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia, ON (3); 4. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Simcoe, ON (8); 5. 7 Caleb Wood, London, ON (1); 6. 88h Josh Hansen, Beamsville, ON (6); 7. 9c Brian Nanticoke, Ohsweken, ON (5); 8. 44 Steve Day, Courtland, ON (7); DNF. 22 Allen Gilleta, St. Catharines, ON (9).

B-Feature (8 laps – Time: 3:04.174) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 9c Brian Nanticoke (3); 2. 9 Paul Ballantyne (2); 3. 8h Matt Hill (4); 4. 51 Trevor Young (8); 5. 5 DJ Christie (7); 6. 3x Lofton Schuts (1); 7. 19 Brandon Murrell (5); 8. 44 Steve Day (7). DNS. Allen Gilleta. Tickets Available Now! Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway's 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu on July 24, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

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Thomas Makes it Four in 2017 With Jacksonville Win

Jacksonville, IL - Tyler Thomas took the win at Jacksonville Speedway for the Herb Barlow Memorial and claimed his fourth win of 2017. Thomas' Barlow win is the 10th of his POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League career.

Starting outside of row two, Thomas charged to the front and took the lead from Holly Shelton on lap seven. Followed by Nick Knepper, the duo led the charge towards lap traffic as Logan Seavey worked into the top three. With 12 laps in, the first caution appeared as Colten Cottle ended up spun off turn two. Leading the field back to green, Thomas set a torrid pace, while Knepper fended off Seavey. With 18 laps in the books, Seavey overcame Knepper for second, only to have the red come out one lap later after Terry Babb flipped from making contact with the outside wall in turn one.

With 19 laps completed, the field restarted and the hard charging Zach Daum moved his way into the top three on lap 20. Daum started 15th after engine troubles in the heat race caused him not to finish. With seven laps to go, Brayton Lynch tipped over exiting turn four, causing the action to slow. On the restart with Thomas still in control, havoc broke loose exiting turn four coming to the completion of lap 21 as Nick Knepper took a wild ride, involving Gage Walker and Jake Neuman.

Returning to racing, Thomas held off Seavey and eventual third place finisher, Spencer Bayston to claim victory. Zeb Wise took fourth with rookie Aidan RoosEvans snagging fifth, a career-best.

"This thing is unreal," said Tyler Thomas. "First of all, thanks to Jacksonville Speedway for giving us another badass racing surface like we always have out here. That was pretty fun. I've got to thank my dad, Duane Moore, Bobby, Adam, and Courtney Barth, my mom, without all of them I wouldn't be here right now. This Spike Esslinger is bad fast. This is awesome. Hopefully we can get another one tomorrow."

"The feature actually went a lot better than I thought it would," commented Logan Seavey. "I didn't feel all that comfortable and then fell back to fourth in the beginning and then raced back up to second and raced with Tyler Thomas there for a bit. He just got the best of us and we ended up second. Obviously capitalize with running second on a night like tonight with Daum having a flat tire, we're going to gain some points. We'll go onto Spoon River tomorrow."

"We just didn't get up far enough in our heat and that put us starting deeper in the feature than we wanted to, but was able to battle our way up to third there," stated Spencer Bayston. "The car was a little tight on the cushion and we kind of stalled out there. I had to try to find out what would make our car work the best and then there at the end a couple of cars dropped out and we more so inherited third. We didn't have a winning car, but we're fortunate enough to roll it home third.

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 55 - NICK KNEPPER, Heat 2: 57 - GAGE WALKER, Heat 3: 5C - COLTEN COTTLE, Heat 4: 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 91T - TYLER THOMAS

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 2. 4A - LOGAN SEAVEY 3. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 4. 39 - ZEB WISE 5. 6A - AIDAN ROOSEVANS 6. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 7. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 8. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 9. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 10. 5C - COLTEN COTTLE 11. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 12. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 13. 57 - GAGE WALKER 14. 5D - ZACH DAUM 15. 55 - NICK KNEPPER 16. 53 - AARON SCHUCK 17. 37X - TERRY BABB 18. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 19. 09 - ROBBY MCQUINN 20. F5 - BROC HUNNELL 21. 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON 22. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON

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Michael Kofoid Scores Again at Civil War Series pres. By Flowmaster Season Finale

Andy Forsberg Claims 10th Career Series Championship

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Chico, CA, )- Wednesday night in Chico, CA, Michael Kofoid backed up his Johnny Key Classic win by scoring top honors during the Civil War Series Pres. By Flomaster’s 2017 season finale event that opened up the 64th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions. While Kofoid enjoyed victory lane, Andy Forsberg would officially be crowned the series champion for the 10th time in his career.

While he was credited with leading all 30 laps on Wednesday night, Kofoid would be tested on numerous restarts by some of the state’s top talent, though he never blinked and picked off his second career series win.

Leading the field to green alongside Mitchell Faccinto, Kofoid was extremely strong on the Silver Dollar Speedway ¼ mile. With pre feature event track prep creating a quick surface in the early goings of the race, Kofoid opened up a sizeable lead during an 18-lap green flag run.

Following the race’s first stoppage, second running Mitchell Faccinto would come to a stop on the back stretch on the ensuing restart, and Willie Croft would move into the second position and offer Kofoid his first test.

When the green flag waived, Croft would make a bid for the lead and pass Kofoid, but the Penngrove, CA youngster would have none of it as he countered only to see Shane Golobic and Bud Kaeding enter the picture and take their own shot at the race lead.

A very entertaining three laps would bring the crowd to their feet until the caution was again needed on lap 21 as Willie Croft would endure a part failure that forced him to slide through the infield.

The next restart would see Bud Kaeding make a big move from third spot to overtake the race lead, but as fate would have it the caution would waive immediately and negate his efforts.

Following one final caution on lap 24, both Golobic and Kaeding would each take shots at Kofoid initially, but the 15 –year-old standout would stay composed as he raced his way to score the exciting win.

Kaeding would hang on for second, as Golobic would finish third to round out the podium.

Sean Becker ran fourth followed by Cory Eliason, DJ Netto, Andy Forsberg, Justin Sanders, Micahel Ing, and Mitchell Faccinto would round out the Top-10.

Wednesday night would mark the conclusion of the 2017 Civil War Series pres. By Folwmaster schedule and following the race, Andy Forsberg was officially crowned the series champion for the 10th time in his career.

A total of 44 cars checked into the pit area for the finale, and it was Mitchell Faccinto kicking the night off with the fastest lap of the night in qualifying time trials.

Four heat races were ran to open the night up with Andy Forsberg, Michael Kofoid, Bud Kaeding, and DJ Netto each taking home victories.

Rowdy McClennon won the night’s C Main event, as Geoff Ensign won the ‘B’ and moved into the feature event along with Michael Ing, Kyle Hirst, Billy Wallace, Nathan Rolfe, and Chase Majdic.

ON TAP: The 2017 Civil War Series pres. By Flowmaster season has come to a close.

2017 WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 11th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (March 31st Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 27th Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (May 28th Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (July 1st Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (July 14th Ocean Speedway), Michael Kofoid (August 12th Ocean Speedway), Michael Kofoid (Sept. 6th Silver Dollar 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.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints. For more information on Flowmaster, please visit www.flowmastermufflers.com.

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 360ci 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 2017, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 9 events at 4 different tracks around California.

 

 

CUMMINS - TWICE THE EXCITEMENT AT TRI-STATE

Haubstadt, IN - Sept. 3, 2017 - Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN,
captured Sunday night’s 30 lap feature event for the Hoosier Tire
Midwest Sprint Car Series. It was not an easy task and his effort
produced twice the excitement. Cummins lined up thirteenth in the
20 car field. He became involved in a first lap incident involving
three cars that were exiting turn three. All three restarted at the
tail. All three would fight their way back to post top ten
finishes. But Cummins did not stop in his progression past cars
until he took the lead with 2 laps to go.

The completed “Labor Day Weekend Challenge” more than lived up to its
promise. Kyle Cummins delivered on that promise of excitement with
an all out effort and collected the $3,000 check for the Rock Steady
Racing team and owner Hank Byram. The run also earned Cummins the
contingency award as the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the
Race.

Briscoe Motorsports driver Thomas Meseraull started on the pole for
the feature and would lead throughout. Lap after lap Max McGhee took
up the challenge. The two sped away as Donny Brackett worked on a
possible third place finish. McGhee had to give up the chase after
losing his brakes. Brackett’s car ran out of fuel with 2 laps to go.
The top five changed.

Meseraull would finish second by a .6 of a second having proved that
he was the one you had to beat in order to win. MSCS Points leader
Brady Short moved up to third. Carson Short was fourth in his
return to MSCS competition after being injured on August 5th.
Jarett Andretti completed the race in fifth despite a mid race stop
in the work area.

Chase Stockon was sixth and was the last car scored on the lead lap.
Brian Karraker, Aric Gentry, Chet Williams, and Brandon Mattox
rounded out the top ten. Jadon Rogers collected the Wilwood Tuff
Brakes Award with an 11th place finish.

Heat Race Winners included Carson Short, James Lyerla, and Max
McGhee. Chase Stockon won the B Main. There were some unfortunate
moments. Brian Wallace flipped his sprint against the wall on the
backstretch during the B. Ben Knight flipped his car in turn two
halfway through the A Main.

The next event for the MSCS Sprint Cars will be the Haubstadt Hustler
which is scheduled for Saturday September 16th. This event is
co-sanctioned by USAC and MSCS. The best of the best will be
competing for the $10,000 to win. This year an extra $2,500 in Bonus
Money will be presented to the feature winner by Unique Breedz Inc.

The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds also competed during this racing
program. Clay Lane raced his 25C modified to victory in the 25 lap
feature which paid $1,000 to win. It was the Fort Branch, Indiana,
driver’s first win. He also won the first heat race. Dave Beck
placed second in the feature with Matt Hines, Tyler Weiss, and Dustin
Beck rounding out the top five.

Stan Beadles set the fastest time in group qualifying with a lap of
15.926 seconds. Matt Lane and Dave Beck took the second and third
heats. Roger Jackson led the B Main competitors in posting the win.
Twenty of the twenty six drivers present transferred to and started
the feature.

The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will return in two weeks. They will be
competing on Saturday September 16th during the Haubstadt Hustler.
That night an extra $2500 cash has been posted for the modified A
Main winner by Unique Breedz.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.

SUMMARY
Tri-State Speedway’s “Labor Day Weekend Challenge”
Haubstadt, IN
September 3, 2017

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series:
(25 Entries)
Overall Fastest Qualifier - 17M Max McGhee, 13.878

First Heat - 21 Carson Short, 5 Thomas Meseraull, 38 Chet Williams, 18
Jarett Andretti,
_________ 3R Kyle Cummins, 32 Chase Stockon, 10 Aric Gentry, 27 Brian
Wallace,
_________ 37 Gabe Griffith
Second Heat - 11 James Lyerla, 4B Donny Brackett, 14 Jadon Rogers, 23
Brian Karraker,
___________ 17 Kendall Ruble, 2J Jeff Pritchett, 45 Eric Perrott, 61m
Stephen Schnapf
Third Heat - 17M Max McGhee, 28 Brandon Mattox, 11P Brady Short, 45K Ben
Knight,
__________ 36 Collin Ambrose, 24 Nate McMillin, 5K Kent Schmidt, 41 Jim
Shelton
B Main - 32 Chase Stockon, 10 Aric Gentry, 24 Nate McMillin, 5K Kent Schmidt,
_______ 2J Jeff Pritchett, 41 Jim Shelton, 45 Eric Perrott, 37 Gabe Griffith,
_______ 27 Brian Wallace, 61m Stephen Schnapf ( DNS)

Feature (30 Laps) - 3R Kyle Cummins, 5 Thomas Meseraull, 11P Brady Short,
_______________ 21 Carson Short, 18 Jarett Andretti, 32 Chase Stockon,
_______________ 23 Brian Karraker, 10 Aric Gentry, 38 Chet Williams,
_______________ 28 Brandon Mattox, 14 Jadon Rogers, 24 Nate McMillin,
_______________ 11 James Lyerla, 36 Collin Ambrose, 4B Donny Brackett,
_______________ 17M Max McGhee, 45K Ben Knight, 17 Kendall Ruble,
_______________ 5K Kent Schmidt, 2J Jeff Pritchett


 

 

Hickle, Crum and Forler Score NSA Series and ASCS Frontier Region Wins During 23rd annual Montana Round Up at Electric City

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (Sept. 4, 2017) - Parity was the theme of the weekend at Electric City Speedway, which hosted the 23 rd annual Montana Round Up.

J.J. Hickle, Chance Crum and Logan Forler were the feature winners of the NSA Series and ASCS Frontier Region tripleheader with Forler accumulating the most overall points to be crowned the event champion out of more than 30 competitors. Crum placed second in points and Hickle third as the top three earned bonus money.

Not only was there a new face in Victory Lane each night, most races showcased fresh winners. Nine different drivers were victorious during the dozen heat races on the weekend and a different driver picked up the win in the four B Mains at the event. Additionally, only six of the 19 total races - 12 heat races, four B Mains and three A Mains - on the weekend were won by the polesitter and seven races were claimed by drivers starting on the third row or further back.

The action began on Friday when Trever Kirkland, NSA Series points leader Casey Adams, David Miller and Forler each recorded a heat race triumph before Jeremy McCune won the B Main.

Hickle then maneuvered from sixth to record his fourth NSA Series feature victory of the season with eighth-starting Sean MacDonell placing second. ASCS Frontier Region points leader David Hoiness ended third with Forler powering from 11th to fourth and Kelly Miller rounding out the top five.

The bullring hosted Round 2 on Saturday with Kirkland, Crum, Mindy McCord and Adams registering heat race wins before Bill Boyce and Nick Tresmaker posted B Main triumphs.

Crum charged from eighth to earn his second career NSA Series feature win with Forler ending in the runner-up position. McCord placed third with Kelly Miller fourth and 11th-starting Chris Schmelzle fifth.

The event concluded on Sunday when Hoiness, David Miller, Steve Reeves and Hickle captured heat race victories and Tom Watts garnered the B Main win after starting 10th.

Forler rallied from his seventh starting position to wrap up the weekend with a trip to the Winner's Circle during the A Main. Crum finished second with Kelly Miller charging from 18th to third. Bill Boyce placed fourth and Hickle was fifth.

The NSA Series will return to action on Sept. 15-16 at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., for the Dan Laber Memorial. The event will be co-sanctioned with the ASCS Frontier Region.

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Sept. 1, 2017 -

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3-J.J. Hickle (6); 2. 9-Sean MacDonell (8); 3. 27DD-David Hoiness (3); 4. 2L-Logan Forler (11); 5. 2JR-Kelly Miller (7); 6. 23N-Chance Crum (5); 7. 12A-Casey Adams (10); 8. 37-Trever Kirkland (4); 9. 12-Jerry Brey (15); 10. 1-Bill Boyce (13); 11. 35M-Cody Masse (20); 12. 33-Robert DeHaan (14); 13. 22M-Brett McGhie (19); 14. 4J-Jeremy McCune (17); 15. 2-James Setters (16); 16. 38B-Brian Brown (9); 17. 5R-Steve Reeves (12); 18. (DNF) 3M-Jordan Milne (18); 19. (DNF) 23-Nick Tresmaker (2); 20. (DNF) 16-David Miller (1).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 4J-Jeremy McCune (5); 2. 3M-Jordan Milne (1); 3. 22M-Brett McGhie (2); 4. 35M-Cody Masse (6); 5. 31-Shane Moore (7); 6. 14-Rob Orgar (4); 7. 25-Jason Cote (3); 8. 4N-Leroy Brush JR (11); 9. 3A-Shane Ainscough (8); 10. (DNF) 24-Ivan Irwin (14); 11. (DNF) 00-Roger Cummings (10); 12. (DNF) 6-Tom Watts (9); 13. (DNF) 4P-Cliff Jr Nelson (12); (DNS) 81-Daren Smith.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 37-Trever Kirkland (2); 2. 12-Jerry Brey (1); 3. 2JR-Kelly Miller (5); 4. 5R-Steve Reeves (6); 5. 1-Bill Boyce (8); 6. 31-Shane Moore (4); 7. 4N-Leroy Brush JR (3); 8. 3A-Shane Ainscough (7).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 12A-Casey Adams (1); 2. 9-Sean MacDonell (3); 3. 23N-Chance Crum (8); 4. 38B-Brian Brown (7); 5. 22M-Brett McGhie (5); 6. 35M-Cody Masse (6); 7. 6-Tom Watts (4); 8. 4P-Cliff Jr Nelson (2).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 16-David Miller (2); 2. 2-James Setters (1); 3. 23-Nick Tresmaker (6); 4. 33-Robert DeHaan (5); 5. 14-Rob Orgar (4); 6. 25-Jason Cote (7); (DNS) 81-Daren Smith.

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler (1); 2. 3-J.J. Hickle (5); 3. 27DD-David Hoiness (6); 4. 3M-Jordan Milne (3); 5. 4J-Jeremy McCune (4); 6. 00-Roger Cummings (2); 7. (DNF) 24-Ivan Irwin (7).

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Sept. 2, 2017 -

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 23N-Chance Crum (8); 2. 2L-Logan Forler (3); 3. 11-Mindy McCord (1); 4. 2JR-Kelly Miller (6); 5. 57C-Chris Schmelzle (11); 6. 3-J.J. Hickle (13); 7. 1-Bill Boyce (17); 8. 12A-Casey Adams (5); 9. 16-David Miller (2); 10. 12H-Jerry Brey (12); 11. 37-Trever Kirkland (7); 12. 5R-Steve Reeves (16); 13. 81-Daren Smith (20); 14. 9-Sean MacDonell (4); 15. 33-Robert DeHaan (10); 16. 97-Matthew Dusseault (9); 17. 00-Roger Cummings (15); 18. 3M-Jordan Milne (19); 19. (DNF) 27DD-David Hoiness (14); 20. (DNF) 23-Nick Tresmaker (18).

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 1-Bill Boyce (2); 2. 3M-Jordan Milne (4); 3. 2-James Setters (5); 4. 6-Tom Watts (7); 5. 4N-Leroy Brush JR (8); 6. 25-Jason Cote (1); 7. (DNF) 14-Rob Orgar (6); 8. (DNF) 4J-Cliff Jr Nelson (3); (DNS) 3A-Shane Ainscough.

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 23-Nick Tresmaker (3); 2. 81-Daren Smith (2); 3. 35M-Cody Masse (1); 4. 22M-Brett McGhie (6); 5. 38B-Bryan Brown (4); 6. 54-Chris Ochs (7); 7. 24-Ivan Irwin (8); 8. 31-Shane Moore (5); 9. 77-Damon McCune (9).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 37-Trever Kirkland (1); 2. 2JR-Kelly Miller (5); 3. 16-David Miller (8); 4. 81-Daren Smith (2); 5. 4J-Cliff Jr Nelson (3); 6. 25-Jason Cote (7); 7. 2-James Setters (6); 8. (DNF) 31-Shane Moore (9); 9. (DNF) 77-Damon McCune (4).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23N-Chance Crum (1); 2. 2L-Logan Forler (6); 3. 27DD-David Hoiness (2); 4. 12H-Jerry Brey (4); 5. 3M-Jordan Milne (3); 6. 1-Bill Boyce (7); 7. 22M-Brett McGhie (5); 8. 6-Tom Watts (8); 9. 54-Chris Ochs (9).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Mindy McCord (8); 2. 33-Robert DeHaan (2); 3. 00-Roger Cummings (1); 4. 97-Matthew Dusseault (6); 5. 23-Nick Tresmaker (3); 6. 35M-Cody Masse (7); 7. 14-Rob Orgar (5); 8. 3A-Shane Ainscough (4).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 12A-Casey Adams (2); 2. 9-Sean MacDonell (8); 3. 5R-Steve Reeves (1); 4. 3-J.J. Hickle (4); 5. 57C-Chris Schmelzle (7); 6. 38B-Bryan Brown (5); 7. 4N-Leroy Brush JR (3); 8. 24-Ivan Irwin (6).

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Sept. 3, 2017 -

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler (7); 2. 23N-Chance Crum (5); 3. 2JR-Kelly Miller (18); 4. 1B-Bill Boyce (4); 5. 3-J.J. Hickle (6); 6. 12H-Jerry Brey (2); 7. 27DD-David Hoiness (9); 8. 38B-Bryan Brown (14); 9. 16-David Miller (10); 10. 23-Nick Tresmaker (16); 11. 12A-Casey Adams (1); 12. 3M-Jordan Milne (20); 13. 81-Daren Smith (8); 14. 9-Sean MacDonell (11); 15. 5R-Steve Reeves (3); 16. 31-Shane Moore (13); 17. 37-Trever Kirkland (15); 18. 4N-Leroy Brush JR (12); 19. 6-Tom Watts (17); 20. (DNF) 77-Damon McCune (19).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 6-Tom Watts (10); 2. 2JR-Kelly Miller (5); 3. 77-Damon McCune (8); 4. 3M-Jordan Milne (1); 5. 57C-Chris Schmelzle (6); 6. 97-Matthew Dusseault (2); 7. 2-James Setters (7); 8. 22M-Brett McGhie (4); 9. 54-Chris Ochs (11); 10. 11-Mindy McCord (3); 11. 35M-Cody Masse (9); 12. 25-Jason Cote (12); 13. 14-Rob Orgar (13); (DNS) 3A-Shane Ainscough.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 27DD-David Hoiness (1); 2. 2L-Logan Forler (3); 3. 23N-Chance Crum (8); 4. 97-Matthew Dusseault (2); 5. 11-Mindy McCord (4); 6. 22M-Brett McGhie (5); 7. 57C-Chris Schmelzle (7); 8. 54-Chris Ochs (6).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 16-David Miller (1); 2. 12A-Casey Adams (7); 3. 31-Shane Moore (3); 4. 1B-Bill Boyce (8); 5. 23-Nick Tresmaker (5); 6. 35M-Cody Masse (2); 7. 6-Tom Watts (4); 8. 25-Jason Cote (6).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5R-Steve Reeves (7); 2. 81-Daren Smith (3); 3. 9-Sean MacDonell (4); 4. 4N-Leroy Brush JR (6); 5. 2-James Setters (2); 6. 14-Rob Orgar (1); (DNS) 3A-Shane Ainscough.

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 3-J.J. Hickle (3); 2. 12H-Jerry Brey (4); 3. 38B-Bryan Brown (2); 4. 2JR-Kelly Miller (1); 5. 37-Trever Kirkland (6); 6. 3M-Jordan Milne (7); 7. 77-Damon McCune (5).

2017 FEATURE WINNERS -

J.J. Hickle - 4 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on July 14 and Sept. 1; BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 15 and Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on July 22); Casey Adams - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 19 and Aug. 11); Chance Crum - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Aug. 12 and Sept. 2); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); and Logan Forler - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Sept. 3).

UP NEXT -

Sept. 15-16 at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., for the Dan Laber Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSASeries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSASeries

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

The North-American Speed Association is a 360ci winged sprint car series that dates back to the mid-1990s. NSA Founder Mike Quigley, who is a former sprint car driver and the current owner at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., established the series to hold marquee events throughout the West Coast, Western Canada and Montana.

TRACKS -

BMP SPEEDWAY (Billings, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR RACEWAY (Yakima, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile clay oval located at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds. The track only hosts special events each year.

ELECTRIC CITY SPEEDWAY (Great Falls, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile oval that was built in the early 1950s. The facility showcases weekly events from late April until early September. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.com .

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Alger, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile track that was established in 1954. The oval puts on weekly events from April through September every season. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Rob Lindsey Wins WSS Iron Man Wingless Challenge At Coos Bay

By Ben Deatherage Coos Bay, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series would pay their one and only visit to Coos Bay Speedway on Saturday, September 2nd. The track would put on the Iron Man Wingless Challenge and would see a good car count at the coastal venue. Seventeen teams from the states of Oregon, Washington, and California would be in attendance.

Rob Lindsey managed to best the field when the final flag would drop. It is the third win of the season for the Sherwood driver and his second in a row. Lindsay Barney, from Eagle Creek, was second followed by Salem's Tim Alberding in third. The balance of the top five would consist of two Washington drivers. Pat Canfield, of Arial, got fourth and behind him, in fifth, was Burlington chauffeur Ryan Cully.

Atascadero, California ace Ryan Stolz was fastest in qualifying while Hody O'Dell got the job done in the trophy dash. Heat race winners were O'Dell and Lindsay Barney.

The Wingless Sprint Series head to Sunset Speedway Park on Saturday, September 9th for their final race of the 2017 season. The champion will officially be crowned at the end of the night and it should be another action packed race. Be sure and visit wingless.nwextremeseries.com for the latest stories, news, points, and more regarding the Wingless Sprint Series. Also, check out the series on Facebook by visiting “Wingless Sprint Series” or “Northwest Wingless Tour” and clicking “Like”.

Race Results: Iron Man Wingless Challenge Wingless Sprint Series Race #12 Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 23-Rob Lindsey, ; 2. 57-Lindsay Barney, ; 3. 52-Tim Alberding, ; 4. 25-Pat Canfield, ; 5. 21J-Ryan Cully, ; 6. 63-Ryan Stolz, ; 7. 3-Dave May, ; 8. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 9. 7-Gary Lynch, ; 10. 15-Mike Crawford, ; 11. 50-Brad Rhodes, ; 12. 8H-Lance Hallmark, ; 13. 27W-Guy Weedman, ; 14. 26-Timothy Kennedy, ; 15. 99-Lawrence VanHoof, ; 16. 14-Robert O'Neil, ; 17. 11M-Hody O'Dell,

Dash: 1. 11M-Hody O'Dell, ; 2. 8H-Lance Hallmark, ; 3. 57-Lindsay Barney, ; 4. 23-Rob Lindsey, ; 5. 52-Tim Alberding, ; 6. 63-Ryan Stolz,

Heat 1: 1. 11M-Hody O'Dell, ; 2. 63-Ryan Stolz, ; 3. 52-Tim Alberding, ; 4. 25-Pat Canfield, ; 5. 3-Dave May, ; 6. 21J-Ryan Cully, ; 7. 27W-Guy Weedman, ; 8. 99-Lawrence VanHoof, ; 9. 26-Timothy Kennedy,

Heat 2: 1. 57-Lindsay Barney, ; 2. 8H-Lance Hallmark, ; 3. 23-Rob Lindsey, ; 4. 50-Brad Rhodes, ; 5. 7-Gary Lynch, ; 6. 15-Mike Crawford, ; 7. 14-Robert O'Neil, ; 8. 4D-Cooper Desbiens,

Qualifying: 1. 63-Ryan Stolz, ; 2. 23-Rob Lindsey, ; 3. 52-Tim Alberding, ; 4. 57-Lindsay Barney, ; 5. 11M-Hody O'Dell, ; 6. 8H-Lance Hallmark, ; 7. 99-Lawrence VanHoof, ; 8. 7-Gary Lynch, ; 9. 25-Pat Canfield, ; 10. 4D-Cooper Desbiens, ; 11. 21J-Ryan Cully, ; 12. 15-Mike Crawford, ; 13. 27W-Guy Weedman, ; 14. 50-Brad Rhodes, ; 15. 3-Dave May, ; 16. 14-Robert O'Neil, ; 17. 26-Timothy Kennedy

 

 

CALEB HELMS EARNS $10,000 FOR 1st EVER ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR VICTORY DURING NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S PETE JACOBS MEMORIAL; MOORE CRUISES TO 2nd WIN

Orrville, Ohio

Sunday, September 3, 2017

By Tyler Altmeyer & Mike Swanger

Finally etching his name in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions history books, Findlay's Caleb Helms is an Arctic Cat All Star main event winner, earning $10,000 during the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. The victory, undoubtedly the largest payday of his young career, was a 1st ever during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

The pilot of the Big Jerk Premium Jerky/Helms and Sons Excavating/Ferguson/Tommy Tire Sales/#17 charged from the inside of row five to claim his spot on top of the feature podium, withstanding multiple charges from former Arctic Cat All Star champion, Tim Shaffer and Cole Duncan during the closing circuits.

"Man... I'm really happy to be here, " Caleb Helms said with relief in victory lane. "I couldn't have done it without my family, my dad, my grandpa, my wife, my boys. I've been believing I could be here. It has been a long time coming it feels like, but I'm so happy we are finally here."

Joey Saldana and Chad Kemenah led the feature field to green on Sunday night at NAPA Wayne County Speedway as Saldana earned the early advantage, leading Kemenah and Danny Mumaw by the flag stand for the 1st time. Five cautions interrupted the first eight circuits of the 35 lap main event. During that time, Saldana remained in control, keeping the tight battle for second through fourth Helms, Mumaw and Kemenah in his rear view mirror. During the lap eight restart, Mumaw, who worked by Helms the circuit prior, drove under Saldana for the lead in turn one. Despite Saldana's attempt to retake the top spot in turns three and four with a slide job, Mumaw maintained in command. All momentum would soon be lost once again as the caution flag reappeared on lap nine. Mumaw led the feature field back to green with Saldana right on his tail tank. the Wooster driver attempted to run away from the field, but Saldana never allowed it, keeping just a few car lengths between himself and Mumaw. As the pair reached the back of the field, Mumaw's lead diminished completely, soon finding himself on the back bumper of lapped traffic with Saldana on his heels. Unfortunately for Mumaw, his lead would end in traffic as contact with a lapped car sent him skating into the infield off of the back stretch and also collecting Saldana. Helms, who battled his way into third just before the incident, inherited the top spot.

Green flag conditions returned with Helms now in control over Shaffer and Cole Duncan. Utilizing the very top side of the speedway, Helms was able to maintain momentum over the other front runners, but not without some added pressure from the "Steel City Outlaw" Tim Shaffer. When Helms and Shaffer entered traffic on lap 25, the gap between the two disappeared completely, battling nearly side by side for 4 circuits from laps 26 to 29. Luckily for Helms, caution flags flew once again, ultimately setting up a clear track and clean air the remaining distance.

"That late caution definitely helped us," Caleb Helms explained. "I felt like we were finally starting to hit stride. I was able to get my wing back a little bit further and figure out where I needed to enter the corners. Andy Potter did a great job with this car. We keep learning night in and night out."

In the Lowes Super Stock feature, Charlie Duncan would set the pace for the opening 6 laps from his pole position, but mechanical issues with the #16 on lap seven ended Duncan's run. Up until that point, it was a multi car battle for second as Mansfield's Kyle Moore had moved into that position on lap two with track champion Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Trae Schonauer, John Wilson, Todd Werntz and Jordan James all dueling for top five positioning. During the caution for Duncan, Schoenauer developed a flat tire and went to the pits to change it. Driving the Kryptonite Race Cars/Keller Flooring/ Tim Arnold Motorsports #11, Moore would start to expand his lead as the competition started to weed it self out as Daugherty would pull off on lap 12 and two circuits later, James would pull into the infield. Moore had stretched his lead out to almost a straight away ahead of Wilson, who had taken second from Daugherty on the lap seven restart. Holmes was in third as Werntz and Jim Nicely battled back and forth for the 4th position. As the checkered flag waved, Moore went to the Summit Racing victory lane for the second time this season at 'Orrville's Historic Oval' with Wilson in second followed by Holmes, Werntz and Nicely. Heat winners were Wilson, Moore and Daugherty.

The next action at NAPA Wayne County Speedway will be on Friday and Saturday, September 22nd & 23rd for the 5th annual Ohio Dirt Blow out. Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information on this event. The Arctic Cat All Stars will return on Saturday, October 7th to end the racing season at NAPA WCS.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS

Saturday, September 3, 2017

ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR CIRCUIT of CHAMPIONS

Heat 1 Cale Conley, Ryan Smith, Lee Jacobs, Max Stambaugh, Trevor Baker, John Garvin, Jordan Mackison, Roger Campbell, Brad Lamberson

Heat 2 T J Michael, Cole Duncan, Tim Shaffer, Brandon Wimmer, Andrew Palker, George Hobaugh, Steve Butler, Brent Matus, Jordan Harble

Heat 3 Joey Saldana, Danny Mumaw, Travis Philo, Dale Blaney, Brad Haudenschild, Brandon Matus, Clay Riney, Tyler Esh

Heat 4 Chad Kemenah, Caleb Helms, Caleb Armstrong, Brandon Spithaler, Ryan Broughton, Hunter Mackison, Troy Kingan

Dash 1 Joey Saldana, Danny Mumaw, Caleb Helms, Cole Duncan, T J Michael

Dash 2 Chad Kemenah, Cale Conley, Tim Shaffer, Ryan Smith, Dale Blaney

B- Main Tyler Esh, Brandon Matus, Jordan Mackison, George Hobaugh, Steve Butler, John Gavin, Roger Campbell, Brad Lamberson, Brent Matus, Hunter Mackison, Jordan Harble, Troy Kingan, Clay Riney

A- Main Caleb Helms, Tim Shaffer, Cole Duncan, Chad Kemenah, Cale Conley, Caleb Armstrong, Ryan Smith, Lee Jacobs, Andrew Palker, Dale Blaney, Brandon Wimmer, Tyler Esh, Ryan Broughton, Trevor Baker, Brandon Spithaler, T J Michael, Max Stambaugh, Joey Saldana, Danny Mumaw, Brandon Matus, Travis Philo, Jordan Mackison, Steve Butler, Brad Haudenschild, George Hobaugh

Matt Smith (MAS Race Promotions) Australian Pursuit Jordan Harble, Brad Haudenschild, Caleb Helms, Lee Jacobs, Cale Conley, Max Stambaugh, Tyler Esh, Jordan Mackison, Caleb Armstrong, Clay Riney

LOWES SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 John Wilson, Jordan James, Paul Holmes, Gary Hensel Jr., Brandon Welker, Don Rutt, Chris Albright, Rishard Grogg, Jarret Rendel

Heat 2 Kyle Moore, Jim Nicely, Todd Werntz, Mike Rose, Eric Eicholtz, Paul McVicker, Bob Fry, Ryan Ambrose, Ryan Tope

Heat 3 Bob Daugherty, Charlie Duncan, Trae Schonauer, Tyler Nicely, Tim Coen, Jamie Gibbs, Todd Gallion, Gary McGregor dns

B- Main Paul McVicker, Chris Albright, Richard Grogg, Jamie Gibbs, Ryan Ambrose, Don Rutt, Bob Fry dns, Todd Gallion dns, Jarret Rendel dns, Ryan Tope dns, Gary McGregor dns

Feature Kyle Moore, John Wilson, Paul Holmes, Todd Werntz, Jim Nicely, Eric Eicholtz, Chris Albright, Tyler Nicely, Trae Schonauer, Richard Grogg, Jamie Gibbs, Don Rutt, Jordan James, Bob Daugherty, Charlie Duncan, Mike Rose, Paul McVicker, Tim Coen, Brandon Welker, Gary Hensel Jr.

 

 

Henry gets thrilling FAST win at Waynesfield

By Brian Liskai

WAYNESFIELD, OH. – Cap Henry took the lead at the white flag at Waynesfield Raceway Park Sunday in a thrilling All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics feature and drove to his second victory of 2017. Henry, who started 10th in the 30 lap feature, executed a perfect “slider” on Cale Thomas in turns three and four for the victory.

“This team doesn’t have a lot of money. But they work hard and are dedicated and I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity,” said Henry of his Lane Racing, Metropolitan Landscaping, Kistler Engines backed #4.

Not to be out done, the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro competitors also put on a fantastic show for the huge crowd. Fremont, Ohio’s John Ivy took the lead from Nate Dussel in heavy lapped traffic at the half way point of the 25 lap feature and then held off repeated challenges from Dussel to score his sixth overall win of 2017.

“My brother Scott, Guy, Ron…they have this thing pretty darn good. It was awesome on the bottom tonight. This is for my daughter Jamy who celebrates her birthday tomorrow,” said Ivy beside his CN Construction Supplies; Ginnever Trucking; Sonny’s Machine & Welding; Kistler Racing Products; North Coast Asphalt, Rohr Lawn Care; Mr. Appliance; MRE; Sipes Oceola Garage; Dave Story Equipment; L&R Farms; S&S Racing: Kercher Engines; Linder’s Speed Equipment; Tiffany’s Furniture; Seagate Sandblasting; Keller Hardware; Johnson Hunting & Fishing backed machine.

In the Great Lakes Super Sprints/NRA Sprint Invaders 360 sprint feature Randy Hannagan, Dustin Daggett and Jared Horstman waged a terrific battle the last 10 laps of the 30 lap feature, slicing and dicing through lapped traffic. With three laps to go a lapped car got sideways in front of the lead trio with Hannagan making big contact and Horstman tumbling on the front stretch. Hannagan was able to continue on and held off Daggett for the win.

In the 410 sprint feature Kody Kinser and Brian Lay brought the field to green but a spin by Adam Cruea after a lap was scored brought out the caution. On the restart Cruea made contact with another car and flipped; he was uninjured. After two laps were scored Chris Andrews spun, keeping the field close with Kody Kinser leading Lay, Thomas, Dane Lorenc and Stuart Brubaker. Lay powered into the lead on lap five as the caution flew for Dustin Ingle.

Lay blasted away at the high side of the bull ring to continue leading when the green reappeared with Thomas, Lorenc, Kinser and Henry staying within striking distance. Following a caution on lap 11 for a stalled Shawn Valenti, Thomas threw a tremendous slider on Lay on the restart, grabbing the lead. Meanwhile Henry came alive, driving into third on lap 14 just as the caution flew for a Kinser spin. On the ensuing restart Henry drive around Lay into second as Thomas pulled away.

With 12 laps to go Thomas held a commanding lead over Henry, Lay, DJ Foos, Lorenc and Broc Martin. However, as Thomas began to close on lapped cars, Henry began closing the gap with nine laps to go. Henry flashed the nose of his car under Thomas at the five laps to go single with Foos, Lay, Martin and Lorenc giving chase. Foos challenged Henry for second on lap 27 and with two laps to go Thomas, Henry and Foos ran nose to tail.

As the leaders raced to the white flag, Henry made his winning move, blasting into turn three on the bottom and sliding in front of Thomas. Henry drove away the final lap with Thomas, Foos, Lay and Martin rounding out the top five.

The win boosts Foos’ FAST championship title hopes as the series heads to its championship night, Friday, Sept. 15.

The 25 lap FAST 305 feature saw pole-sitter Ricky Peterson grab the early lead over Nate Dussel, Ivy, Dustin Rall and Kyle Capodice. Luke Daugherty spun with three laps scored and on the restart Peterson had his hands full with Dussel who used the extreme high line to hound the leader. Peterson and Dussel ran side by side over the next hand full of laps before Dussel grabbed the lead on lap 9. Ivy closed on the lead duo and took second from Peterson at the half way point.

Lapped traffic came into play on lap 13 and Ivy used it to his advantage to grab the lead from Dussel. Ivy and Dussel put on quite the show until third running Bobby Clark tangled with a lapped car and flipped with five markers left. With a clear track Ivy stayed glued to the bottom and drove to the win over Dussel, Paul Weaver, Peterson and Stroup.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2017 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2017 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont

Summer Sizzler

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017

[*] indicates starting position

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F.A.S.T 305 Sprint Cars - JLH Company General Contractors

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 3. 5-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath JR[8] ; 6. 14-Luke Daugherty[4] ; 7. 75-Jeremiah Dahms[3] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[2] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 4. 21-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 5. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 6. 5J-Jake Hesson[4] ; 7. 66-Chase Dunham[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 5. 21-Dustin Stroup[10] ; 6. 9R-Dustin Rall[3] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 8. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[14] ; 9. 11G-Luke Griffith[12] ; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[9] ; 11. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 12. 2F-Matt Foos[15] ; 13. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath JR[13] ; 14. 2L-Landon LaLonde[17] ; 15. 66-Chase Dunham[21] ; 16. 36-Seth Schneider[20] ; 17. 5J-Jake Hesson[18] ; 18. 19R-Steve Rando[23] ; 19. 14-Luke Daugherty[16] ; 20. 8-Bobby Clark[8] ; 21. 47-Matt Lucius[22] ; 22. 5-Jordan Ryan[11] ; 23. 75-Jeremiah Dahms[19]

FAST 410 Sprints -

Qualifying

1.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 10.731; 2.16-Chris Andrews, 10.762; 3.91-Cale Thomas, 10.785; 4.4K-Kody Kinser, 10.796; 5.84-Brandon Hanks, 10.816; 6.60-Jody Keagan, 10.858; 7.00-Dane Lorenc, 10.874; 8.35-Stuart Brubaker, 10.891; 9.45L-Brian Lay, 10.977; 10.4-Danny Smith, 10.996; 11.97-Broc Martin, 10.997; 12.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 11.053; 13.7J-Joe Swanson, 11.054; 14.23-DJ Foos, 11.090; 15.4H-Cap Henry, 11.121; 16.68G-Tyler Gunn, 11.130; 17.83-Adam Cruea, 11.154; 18.16H-Dallas Hewitt, 11.275; 19.27-Cody Gallogly, 11.342; 20.22M-Dan McCarron, 11.430; 21.1M-Brandon Moore, 11.479; 22.7-Shawn Valenti, 11.676;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 00-Dane Lorenc[2] ; 2. 4K-Kody Kinser[3] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 5. 27-Cody Gallogly[7] ; 6. 7J-Joe Swanson[5] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 97-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 4. 84-Brandon Hanks[3] ; 5. 83-Adam Cruea[6] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 7. 16-Chris Andrews[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 4H-Cap Henry[5] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 60-Jody Keagan[3] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[4] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 6. 1M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 7. 16H-Dallas Hewitt[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 4H-Cap Henry[10] ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[7] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 5. 97-Broc Martin[8] ; 6. 00-Dane Lorenc[4] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 8. 60-Jody Keagan[5] ; 9. 16-Chris Andrews[20] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[12] ; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[17] ; 13. 7J-Joe Swanson[16] ; 14. 4K-Kody Kinser[1] ; 15. 1M-Brandon Moore[18] ; 16. 16H-Dallas Hewitt[21] ; 17. 7-Shawn Valenti[19] ; 18. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[15] ; 19. 84-Brandon Hanks[11] ; 20. 27-Cody Gallogly[13] ; 21. 83-Adam Cruea[14]

GLSS/NRA 360 sprints

A-main – (30 laps)

1.22H-Randy Hannagan [1]; 2. 85-Dustin Daggett [5]; 3. 11R-Chase Ridenour [2]; 4. 3G-Caron Macedo [13]; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer [10]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [4] 7. 6S-Nate Dussel [7]; 8. 11-Tim Allison [6]; 9. 2-Kyle Sauder [3]; 10. B20-Butch Schroeder [19]; 11. 9-Jordan Ryan [9]; 12. 10J-Jarrod Delong [18]; 13. 34-Luke Hall [15]; 14. 19J-Linden Jones [20]; 15. 23-Devon Dobie [21]; 16. 12R-Nick Roberts [14]; 17. 17-Jared Horstman [12]; 18. 4A-Jon Agan [8]; 19. 11N-Ed Neumeister [17]; 20. 28-Phil Gressman [16]; 21. 5W-Jeff Williams [22]; 22. 6-Sean Hosey [11]

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt Presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (September 3, 2017) Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) capped off a great weekend by putting on a dominating performance to win his third consecutive annual Mike Olrich Memorial last night at Crystal Motor Speedway.  The race was the final points race for Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt Presented by ARP 2017 season.  The 25 lap SOD feature was run caution-free and in record time. Ruhl also won the SOD King Engine Bearing King of Michigan race at Hartford Speedway Friday night.

The speedway was the scene of an epic battle; there was also an impressive race too!  Track owner/promoter Ron Flinn went toe-to-toe for control of the track surface with Mother Nature.  Flinn, who takes pride in his track prep, was challenged after SOD heats but before the SOD feature.  Determined to win out, Flinn went to work bringing back the lost race surface.  Crystals track prep vehicles/push trucks went to work on track  All 22 SOD cars then took over and wheel packed the track.  Everyone was rewarded with a lightning-fast, fan-pleasing track. 

Jay Steinebach and Brett Mann led the field to the green with Mann taking the initial lead.  It was immediately obvious that the packed house was going to be treated to an all-out speed fest.  Lapped traffic quickly made the leaders work hard, and Steinebach took advantage of a Mann check up to grab the lead.  4th starting Ruhl took the lead on lap seven though, and drove off into another time zone, expertly slicing through traffic.  Steinebach faced a little pressure first from Mann, then from Dain Naida, but eventually opened up a comfortable gap.  Mann got back by Naida on the last lap to claim 3rd

Steve Irwins 6th place finish was enough to claim the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt Presented by ARP 2017 Championship.  Thomas Schinderle finished 2nd in points and is the 2017 Perfit Sprints On Dirt Series Rookie of the Year.  2015 SOD champion Gregg Dalman finished 3rd in points.  Chris Jones came back from a heat race flip to start the feature and take 4th in points over Ryan Ruhl.  Andrew Scheid claimed the 2017 Perfit Sprints On Dirt Sprint Car Rookie of the Year title and finished 8th in season points.

Qualifying - Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters (fast qualifiers) $50 each

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

12.136

17x

Dain Naida

COMP Cams Heat

12.854

41

Thomas Schinderle

RockAuto.com Heat

12.166

16

Ryan Ruhl

Heat Races €“ Winners $100 each

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

17x

Dain Naida

 

2

0

Steve Irwin

Kistler Racing Products

3

77

Andrew Scheid

Racing Optics

4

46

Robert Huisken

 

5

20A

Andy Chehowski

 

6

21T

Troy Chehowski

 

7

91L

Alexis Adgate

 

8

28

Brian Slusarski

 

 

COMP Cams Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

2

89

Chris Pobanz

Allstar Performance

3

24

Eric Smith

Racing Optics

4

58

Tony Bures

 

5

6

Tyler Bearden

 

6

31

Tanner Astrauskas

 

7

10J

Chris Jones

 

 

RockAuto.com Heat #3

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

16

Ryan Ruhl

 

2

10S

Jay Steinebach

Kistler Racing Products

3

19

Brett Mann

Racing Optics

4

49T

Gregg Dalman

 

5

3A

Mike Astrauskas

 

6

9E

Tim Evilsizer

 

7

47

Robert Bulloch

 

Feature

 

#

Driver

Started

Contingencies

1

16

Ryan Ruhl

 

Rod End Supply

2

10S

Jay Steinebach

 

Rod End Supply

3

19

Brett Mann

 

Rod End Supply

4

17X

Dain Naida

 

Schoenfeld Headers

5

41

Thomas Schinderle

 

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

0

Steve Irwin

 

 

7

49T

Gregg Dal